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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christ Evangelical Free Church, 2420 Blakeslee Blvd. Drive, West, Lehighton, will host a Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24. The church is located mile west of Normal Square on Route 443.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Philadelphia man, who assaulted two Carbon County prison guards, and who was in jail for other assaults, was sentenced to a state prison term on Monday in Carbon County court. A Lehighton man, involved in the theft of 101 cartons of cigarettes, was sentenced to a county prison term. Both appeared before Judge Steven R. Serfass.

Assaultive behavior

David Samule Irby, 21, was sentenced on multiple counts including aggravated and simple assault for two incidents at the county prison and one at a group home in Albrightsville.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Coaldale-Lansford-Summit Hill Sewer Authority will not exonerate the building housing the Summit Hill Fire Department from sewage fees.

Summit Hill Borough Council said Monday night a request it made for the $40 quarterly exoneration was rejected, even though the building is owned by the borough.

Correspondence from the authority said the only exceptions are borough buildings which house monthly council meetings.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The following recalls were issued Dec. 5 - 9 by federal and state agencies:

Bicycles: Seattle Bike Supply is recalling Redline D640 Bicycles sold December 2007 - May 2010. The head tube can separate from the frame, causing the rider to lose control and fall. This poses a risk of serious injury. Consumers should contact a local Redline bicycle dealer to receive a free frame replacement. Consumers can also contact Redline Bicycles, www.redlinebicycles.com, 800-283-2453.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Penn Forest Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 is celebrating the grand reopening of the recently remodeled facility with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18.

The renovations have taken the better part of the year to complete, but now that all is done, they want to show it off.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. and throughout the afternoon, there will be tours available.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

St. Peter's E.C. Church, 177 Main Road, Franklin Township, is hosting a Kid's Party Club from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 18 for children ages 5 to 12. Activities are planning, including the reading of the Christmas story, singing songs, making crafts, playing games and snacks will be provided. For additional information, call Janet at (610) 377-4148 or Marion at (610) 377-5247.

Monday, December 13, 2010
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Event organizer Lori Kane, right, and volunteer Stacey Misiano "cut a rug" during the Battle of the Bands held recently at the Lakeside Ballroom in Barnesville to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Hundreds of young spectators showed up the enjoy the Battle of The Bands held recently at the Lakeside Ballroom in Barnesville to benefit the American Cancer Society. The event, which raised over $2,000, was for high school students grades 9-12.

Monday, December 13, 2010

St. Peter's E.C. Church, 177 Main Road, Franklin Township, is hosting a Kid's Party Club from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 18 for children ages 5 to 12. Activities are planning, including the reading of the Christmas story, singing songs, making crafts, playing games and snacks will be provided. For additional information, call Janet at (610) 377-4148 or Marion at (610) 377-5247.

Monday, December 13, 2010
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Vivian Zimmerman, 16 months old, shrieks as she sits on Santa Claus' lap at the annual Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club Breakfast with Santa event.

About 300 adults and children converged on the Lehighton Recreation Center to take part in the annual Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Breakfast with Santa.

After gathering their gifts and meeting with Santa Claus, the children and their parents and grandparents dined on pancakes and sausage. Entertainment was provided by "The Doctor" of Penn's Peak Radio.

Carbon Model Railroad Society provided a model train display at the event.

Monday, December 13, 2010
Kent Newhart, president of Lehighton Ford, carries several bags of potatoes, as he assists with the food distribution to feed 100 families.

Through the generosity of a Lehighton auto dealer and supermarket owner, 100 families will be enjoying a Christmas dinner.

Lehighton Ford donated 100 turkeys and 100 cans of vegetables, while Frank Kuhn, owner of Mallard Markets in Lehighton contributed 100 five pound bags of potatoes and 100 cans of cranberry sauce.

The bounty was divided among 10 churches in the area. Church representatives gathered recently at Lehighton Ford to pick up the food items for distribution to 10 needy families in their congregations.