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Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Democratic Party continues to hold a sizable voter registration edge over the Republicans in Carbon County, according to the latest voter registration totals, which were scheduled to be certified by the county's election's board today.

At the close of the voter registration period on Monday, Oct. 4, the Democrats have over 50 percent of the voters eligible to vote in the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 2, with 19,379 persons linked to the party. That compares to 14,184 Republicans.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A weekend filled with autumn activities is on tap in Walnutport.

The 30th annual Walnutport Canal Festival will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday along the historic Lehigh Canal in Walnutport.

Sponsored by the Walnutport Canal Association, the festival will once again have its share of ghosts, ghouls and goblins, according to Marilyn Kaul, vice president, canal association.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A construction project in the Pleasant Row section of Tamaqua has been rescheduled for next week.

According to Tamaqua Borough Manager Kevin Steigerwalt, reconstruction of the retaining wall on North Railroad Street (Pleasant Row), along Route 309, was scheduled to begin on Wednesday. This work has been postponed until Monday, Oct. 18.

Pleasant Row and one block of West Elm Street between Washington and North Railroad streets will be closed to traffic every day from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for excavation and replacement of the retaining wall.

Thursday, October 14, 2010
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

A Lehighton man was injured in a crash that occurred about 12:55 p.m. on Wednesday along the northeast extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in East Penn Township, Carbon County. State police at the Pocono barracks said Gary Drumbore, of Lehighton, was northbound and exiting the tunnel driving a 2004 Dodge Intrepid while Michele Barnard, of Mt. Laurel, N.J., was stopped along the berm in a 2006 Infinti. Troopers said Barnard attempted an illegal U-turn and pulled into the path of Drumbore. The front of Drumbore's car hit the side of Barnard's vehicle.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

Big Band Ambassadors presented a Sunday afternoon of musical entertainment at the Lehighton Area Middle School auditorium. The concert featured an 18 piece Big Band performing in the style of Glenn Miller and the Dorsey Brothers. Also during the concert, several members of the Lehighton Boys and Girls Band took part in the concert. Proceeds of the event benefitted the Lehighton Boys and Girls Band 100th Anniversary Concert. The 100th Anniversary Concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 27 at the old Lehighton High School, (Lehighton Annex) Third Street, Lehighton.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
ADELE R. ARGOT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Helen Koshensky, president of the Western Pocono Lions Club, presents the "Lion of the Month" award for September to Charles Rush and Mary Jane Luckezi, who shared this prestigious award for their outstanding service to their club.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group will not meet at the hospital in October. Instead, they will gather at Zion U.C.C., Second and Iron streets, Lehighton, at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, for a Service of Healing led by Rev. Allen Heckman.

The service is designed to offer God's presence with strength and comfort in a time of physical, emotional, or spiritual suffering within this community of faith.

This service is open to all who desire to attend. Call Mary Ann Hazel at (610) 824-6490 with further questions. The church's phone number is (610) 377-1191.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS

Tamaqua Street Machine Association Vice President Tom Maruschak (left) and President Mark Blasko (center) present a check for $500 to Dale Freudenberger (right), president of the Tamaqua Historical Society. The check represents the proceeds from the TSMA's last two cruises at Heisler's Dairy Bar, Lewistown Valley, and is earmarked for the historical society's restoration of the original glass clock and sign from its museum building, which had been on display between 1911 and 1960.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

All Saints Episcopal, Second and Coal streets, Lehighton, will host a Free Community Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 Race St., Jim Thorpe, will host a Free Community Supper from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24. The menu will be pork and sauerkraut.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Carbon County Fair will hold a monthly board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Franklin Elementary School, Fairyland Road, Franklin Township. For information about the fair, go to their website at www.carboncountyfair.com or call (610) 826-1862.