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Saturday, August 10, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

District 14-U recently held a Banner Exchange in Milford when District Governor Liz McElwee, left, a member of the West Penn Lions Club, received the District Governor Banner from immediate Past District Governor Sharon Kimmel, a member of the Milford Lions Club. The banner will be in McElwee's possession until June 30, 2014. The exchange was hosted by the Milford Lions Club.

Saturday, August 10, 2013
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Bob Kuntz holds a sample of the keepsake slate for which orders will be taken at the kickoff.

The kickoff of the year-long celebration of Slatington's 150th anniversary is getting close.

The events committee for the borough's anniversary committe said volunteers are needed for the Aug. 24 kickoff for various jobs, including manning stands, ticket sales and taking borrowed chairs to the site.

At this week's meeting, the committee began finalizing plans.

The kickoff celebration will begin at 4 p.m., but volunteers are needed beginning at 9 a.m.

Needed are more crafters.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

A dream begun six years ago, for a regional community center to serve the area from the heart of Tamaqua, has come true.

Now the final housekeeping detail is to retire the mortgage for nine additional rooms on the second floor.

The rooms are providing a venue for much-needed activities and events, so the act of satisfying the mortgage is tantamount to making an investment in the community, Salvation Army officials explained.

The fully handicapped-accessible center has quickly become a hub of regional activity.

Saturday, August 10, 2013
MICHAEL A. HEERY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lehighton Area Middle School teacher Sherry L. Hoffman has written and published a book about "bucket filling." Entitled "A to Z Character Education for the Classroom," the book presents bucket filling activities for children, teachers, and parents. Pictured at a recent book-signing event are, from left, Hoffman; her daughter, Jocelyn; and her husband, Jared.

Her passion for reading and writing partnered with a sincere goal to make a difference in the world by teaching about empathy and kindness inspired Lehighton Area Middle School teacher Sherry L. Hoffman to write a book about something called "bucket filling."

The title of Hoffman's labor of love is "A to Z Character Education for the Classroom."

Hoffman first learned about bucket filling in 2011 when her daughter was a kindergarten student at Franklin Elementary School.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Carbon County Fair had six bicycles to give away and this year the lucky winners who can pedal off into the sunset are: left to right, Ethan Zettlemoyer (Boy ages 0-3), Cy Maynard (Boy ages 4-8), Morgan Myers (Girl ages 4-8), Isaiah Zettlemoyer (Boy ages 9-12), and Mikayla Wilkins (Girl ages 9-12).

Friday, August 9, 2013
Dawn Willis

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Lansford woman who failed to appear for a preliminary hearing.

Dawn Willis, 34, is facing shoplifting and drug related charges.

Mahoning Township Police said the charges stem from April 2, when Willis was detained by Wal-Mart Loss Prevention personnel as she attempted to leave the Mahoning Township store with a shopping cart full of merchandise.

Police said Willis failed to purchase any of the items valued at $331.69.

Friday, August 9, 2013

The Delano Fire Company will be hosting its annual apparatus parade Saturday in Delano. Judging is from 4 to 6 p.m, with start time at 6 p.m. The parade is held in conjunction to their community block party today and Saturday at the fire company.

Friday, August 9, 2013

The old Mauch Chunk Train Station in Jim Thorpe is getting a facelift.

During the Carbon County commissioners' meeting on Thursday, the board opened bids for the train station masonry restoration project.

The apparent low bidder was Spotts Brothers Inc. of Schuylkill Haven, who submitted a bid of $17,760.

Friday, August 9, 2013

A truck show held in memory of Logan Farr will take place tomorrow at Heisler's Cloverleaf Dairy in Walker Township. The event is free to spectators. Farr graduated from Blue Mountain High School, where he also played football, in 2009. He died Oct. 30, 2012, at 21 after a long battle with Ewing's sarcoma, a type of cancerous tumor, that started in his spine. The show will run from 1 to 5 p.m. Organizers stated at all types of trucks are welcome, not just diesel.

Friday, August 9, 2013

The Summit Hill Heritage Center is offering a new entertainment venue for the area that focuses on music and comedy to help provide local quality entertainment to the Carbon County-Tamaqua area.

"We decided a few months ago to try something different to promote our open mike night and music in the Heritage Center," said President Deb Ranck. "The Coal Hole Canteen is a coffeehouse style setting to provide a more intimate venue for acoustic and light music as well as comedy and novelty acts."