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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Jim Thorpe hosts its 17th annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 26. The rain date is April 27.

Musicians, artists and crafters, and other vendors complement the theme of environmental activism that has been the hallmark of this celebration over the years.

Musical groups highlight the schedule with free performances at Jim Thorpe's downtown Josiah White Park, up the street on Broadway, and outside the Mauch Chunk Opera House at 14 W Broadway.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Weissport

Weissport Recreation Committee will hold its annual egg hunt at 1 p.m. today.

The event is for children and grandchildren of residents of Weissport. Prizes will be awarded to children finding lucky eggs.

Franklin Township

Ÿ The annual Easter Egg Hunt by St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 222 Church St., Franklin Township, will be held Sunday following the noon Palm Procession to Phifer's Ice Dam Park.

Saturday, April 12, 2014
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS New inductees into the Carbon County Career and Technical Institute National Honor Society are, front, from left, Chris Trovato, Owen Henninger, Derek Koch and Gary Higgins. Middle, Katarina Kattner, Alanis Black, Gabrielle Achterman, Nathanual Hower and Jeremiah Scott. Back, Aaron Wright, Brandon Hickman, Micah Evans and Dakota Perez.

The Carbon Career & Technical Institute recently held its 24thannual membership induction and installation ceremony and banquetfor the National Technical Honor Society.

Thirteen new inductees were inducted during the ceremony. They join 12 two-year members.

Saturday, April 12, 2014
LISA PRICE/TIMES NEWS Woodstoves which meet the EPA standards for clean burning are marked with a certification tag.

Where there's fire, there's smoke.

And when it's coming from your woodstove, it can be considered pollution.

The Environmental Protection Agency recently updated its woodstove emissions standards, which could become effective next year. The more-stringent standards come at a time when more and more people have rekindled their interest in using wood to heat their homes.

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Courtesy photo Local wish kid Lucyof West Hazleton traveledto Orlando with the help of Fairway Subaru and Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and WestVirginia.

Last month, Fairway Subaru presented $5,000 from its "Share the Love" campaign to Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. With the help of Subaru's generous donation, local wish kid Lucy of West Hazleton traveled to the most magical place on earth, the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Lansford west precinct voters have a new voting location.

During the monthly meeting of the Carbon County Election Board, the board voted to approve Lansford's Borough Building, 26 E. Patterson St., as the new district 25 polling location. This action was because the AMVETS Post 83 closed, said Lisa Dart, director of elections.

The new polling place also houses the other Lansford polling district, but Dart said this would not cause issues.

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Dylan Richards, left, and Sam Evans, students at Mahanoy Area  Elementary, work on building a  circuit during a SHINE class last year.

The Lehigh Carbon Community College Carbon and Schuylkill SHINE Afterschool Program is proving that it is doing something right.

The program, which aims to help elementary students, was recently highlighted in a number of national publications as a model that works.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

One organ and tissue donor may save up to eight lives and heal more than 50 people.

Anyone, regardless of age or medical history, can sign up to be a donor.

All major religions in the United States support organ donation and consider donation as the final act of love and generosity toward others.

There is no cost to donors or their families for organ or tissue donation.

Source: DonateLifePA

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Beltzville State Park will be hosting a Basic Boating Course instructed by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 4.

There is no charge for the course and all participants must preregister.

Call Beltzville State Park at 610-377-0045 to register.

The Basic Boating Course is designed to supply boaters with practical information so they can make better informed decisions on the water. Instructors will provide students with information via a classroom setting to help them reduce the risk of injury and conflict on the water.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Palmerton Area Historical Society's Heritage Center front window pays tribute to spring with its charming decorations.

Inside, the display of the New Jersey Zinc Company collection will be the featured subject for the rest of the month of April.

Everyone is invited to visit the informative display about the company that is so relevant to the town's history. The hours of the center, 410 Delaware Ave., are 1-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, noon-4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.