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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Weatherly Area PTA will hold a Go Green Night on Friday, April 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the elementary/middle school cafeteria. The event will show families ways to save energy and help protect the climate. It will also highlight helpful environmental lessons such as 3R's; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Activities for the evening will include a Relay Race called Trash or What?; a Go Green Family Challenge; crafts; refreshments; and a recycled give-a-way for every family. Bring a pair of old shoes to be donated to ShoeBox Recycling.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Devon Solt and Ashley Solt, six-year-old twins, are busy selecting books during the 8th Annual Community Book Swap. The event was held Friday at the Lehighton Area Middle School.

For the past eight years, children in the Lehighton Area School District have had the opportunity to trade their old books for some new (to them) books at the Lehighton Community Book Swap.

The 8th Annual Lehighton Community Book Swap, held Friday at the Lehighton Area Middle School brought out lots of youngsters and many adults, looking for some great literature.

The event was sponsored by the Lehighton Area Education Association, Pennsylvania State Education Association and the National Education Association who teamed up for the event.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Firefighters and police responded to a house fire on Ben Titus Road last night in Hometown.

Hometown Fire Chief Barry Messerschmidt credited Kline Township Police officer Kevin Ruby and firefighters for saving a home last night in Hometown.

Around 7:30 p.m. Monday, emergency personnel were called to 509 Ben Titus Road in Hometown for a working house fire. When police and firefighters arrived, they could see very heavy smoke emanating from all areas of the home.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Pictured with the Easter dinner baskets which were prepared and delivered to each one of the nine Catholic parishes in Carbon County by members of Jim Thorpe's AOH "Alec Campbell, Mauch Chunk Division #1" are, left to right : Charles "Chuck" Thamarus; Hugh Dugan; Jerry McFadden; Chris Heck, an AOH member visiting from Philadelphia; Chip Burnett; and John Barry.

Members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), Jim Thorpe's "Alec Campbell, Mauch Chunk Division #1" met together last Saturday at Molly Maguires Pub & Steakhouse in Jim Thorpe and prepared Easter dinner baskets to be delivered to each one of the nine Catholic parishes in Carbon County.

Each of the baskets contained a ham, sliced pineapple, potatoes, canned vegetables, cookies, brownies, and dinner rolls all the trimmings for a hearty holiday meal for a needy family.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Carbon County Navy Club will meet at the VFW in Nesquehoning, on April 30. Please note the meeting will be held at 7 p.m., which is a new time.

The club welcomes any one who might be interested to come and check it out, including civilians.

Scott Reinhart, commander, will be in charge of the meeting.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Volunteers and team members raised donations for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) during their basket bingo event held recently at the Tamaqua Community Center. The team, called "Kayla's Krew", is also participating in the "Take Steps, Be Heard" benefit walk on May 5 in Coplay from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., which will consist of a walk, festival, games, prizes and food. For more information about joining or donating, contact team captain Brigette Holland via Facebook.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Ann Behler, 57, of Palmerton, practices her form as she prepares to once again enter Blue Mountain Health System's annual 5K Road Run/Walk next month.

From baby steps to quantum leaps.

That's the type of gains those who partake in the 10-week running/walking training program can expect to make.

The program, carried out by trainers from Dedicated Fitness in Palmerton, is geared to help train them for Blue Mountain Health System's 5K Road Race, Walk, and Kid's Fun Run.

Currently in its fourth week, the program helps shape contestants for the 11th annual 5K, which is scheduled to be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in the Palmerton Borough Park.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Malcom and Mary Campbell are grateful for the technology and doctors that gave Malcom a new lease on life.

Mary and Malcom Campbell feel that the story of Malcolm's artificial heart – the only one in use in Carbon County – is one that should be told so others with congestive heart failure can benefit.

His disease, known as nonischemic cardiomyopathy, developed in 2000 and gradually worsened. Barely able to walk, Malcom received medical care at Lehigh Valley Hospital between 2000 and 2006.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the alleged misappropriation of $1.6 million and other malfeasance in Penn Forest Township.

The board of supervisors made the announcement at a public meeting Monday, alleging that previous boards and employees engaged in cover-ups to make residents believe the township was in good shape financially, when in reality it was floundering.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Two miners, a laborer and a motorman were injured about 9 a.m. today at the No. 9 mine of the Coaldale Mining Co.

They were on the third level when they were knocked down by a rush of air, a colliery source said.

Three of the men were admitted to the Coaldale State Hospital. They are: Edward Zarsky, 48, of 136 West Ridge St., Lansford; Alex Gardiner, 55, of 114 East Snyder Ave., Lansford; and James Evans, 37, of 9 West Moyer Ave., Coaldale.

The fourth man, James Partel, 705 East Ridge St., Lansford, was treated by Dr. Marvin Evans, company physician.