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The local news category. Will contains stories from Jim Thorpe, Northern Lehigh, Palmerton-Lehighton, Panther Valley, Poconos, and Tamaqua.

Basket Bingo to benefit community programs of Lehighton Rotary Club

Saturday, October 27, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Longaberger Basket Consultant Connie Cuellar was guest speaker at a recent meeting of Lehighton Rotary Club. A member of Longaberger's "Million Dollar Club," she helped the Rotarians in organizing their inaugural Longaberger Basket and Pottery Bingo. It is scheduled for Saturday, November 3 at Mahoning Valley Ambulance Hall. All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the community programs of Lehighton Rotary Club. Pictured left to right are Lehighton Rotary Club Secretary Becky Wanamaker, Immediate Past President Erica Heery, and Cuellar.
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Longaberger Basket Consultant Connie Cuellar was guest speaker at a recent meeting of Lehighton Rotary Club. A member of Longaberger's "Million Dollar Club," she helped the Rotarians in organizing their inaugural Longaberger Basket and Pottery Bingo. It is scheduled for Saturday, November 3 at Mahoning Valley Ambulance Hall. All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the community programs of Lehighton Rotary Club. Pictured left to right are Lehighton Rotary Club Secretary Becky Wanamaker, Immediate Past President Erica Heery, and Cuellar.

Lehighton Rotary Club will host their inaugural Longaberger Basket and Pottery Bingo on Saturday, November 3 at Mahoning Valley Ambulance Hall. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and games begin at 1 p.m. All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the community programs of Lehighton Rotary Club.

Bingo will consist of 20 games and four specials. In addition, there will be a Chinese Auction and door prizes. Food and drinks will be available for purchase through Mahoning Valley Ambulance Association.

Those who come dressed in a Halloween costume will receive one free special.

Halloween marks 21st anniversary of the 'Perfect Storm'

Saturday, October 27, 2012

AccuWeather.com informs us that this Halloween marks the 21st anniversary of the "Perfect Storm," also known as the Halloween Nor'easter of 1991.

In 1997 a novel based on the storm was written, which was then made in to an Oscar-nominated movie in 2000. They told the tale of the six Gloucester, Mass., fisherman who died at sea when the storm's massive waves (some of which reached 39 feet) capsized their boat. These pieces of pop culture have helped the notoriety of the storm, but what exactly was it that made the storm "perfect"?

Why junior firefighters?

Saturday, October 27, 2012

·Allowing youth to gain insight and interest in becoming long-term members of the emergency services

·Increasing awareness among youth about volunteering and supporting the fire and emergency services

·Providing departments with additional help in accomplishing non-firefighting or non-emergency tasks

·Leadership development for America's youth, who are tomorrow's leaders

·Educating parents and mentors on the importance of encouraging volunteerism

Source: National Volunteer Fire Council

The Reader's Turn - Halloween memories

Saturday, October 27, 2012
Sue Bittner, Tamaqua - "I remember going with my mom. She took us by car through the town, about 8 of us. We had enough candy until next Halloween."
Sue Bittner, Tamaqua - "I remember going with my mom. She took us by car through the town, about 8 of us. We had enough candy until next Halloween."

What are your favorite memories of Halloween?

Fall at Onoko injures Lehighton teen

Saturday, October 27, 2012
Larry Neff/special to the times news An injured Lehighton teen is carried by rescuers after his fall while hiking at Glen Onoko.
Larry Neff/special to the times news An injured Lehighton teen is carried by rescuers after his fall while hiking at Glen Onoko.

A Lehighton teenager was seriously injured Friday afternoon after he fell over 100 feet at Glen Onoko Falls just north of Jim Thorpe.

Joshua Eremus, 18, was hiking with a friend when he fell.

After the initial call was received about an incident at the second falls, fire fighters from Jim Thorpe, Nesquehoning and Lehighton responded to the call.

The rescue operation took about three hours to complete.

Lehighton paramedics treated Ereums at the scene before he was lifeflighted to Lehigh Valley Hospital Trauma Center in Allentown.

Romney-Ryan signs stolen

Friday, October 26, 2012

Carbon County Chairwoman MaryEllen Salerno issued the following statement Friday on the destruction of Romney-Ryan yard signs across Carbon County:

Sandy to take aim at New England, Mid-Atlantic

Friday, October 26, 2012

AccuWeather.com reports Sandy, currently a Category 2 hurricane near the Bahamas, is forecast to take a turn toward the Atlantic Coast and make landfall early next week between Virginia and Nova Scotia.

Despite the tranquil, warm weather of this week, the weather is ready to roar over the northern Atlantic Seaboard from later Sunday into Tuesday.

Palmerton teacher chosen for borough council

Friday, October 26, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Newly-appointed Palmerton Borough Councilwoman Holly Sell is sworn in by Mayor Chris Oliva on Thursday.
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Newly-appointed Palmerton Borough Councilwoman Holly Sell is sworn in by Mayor Chris Oliva on Thursday.

A Palmerton Area School District educator has been chosen to fill an open seat on borough council.

On a 6-0 vote Thursday, council selected Holly Sell as its choice for the vacant post. Other residents who applied were Jereme Barkanic, Gerald Robertson and Gerard Alfano.

Council President Terry Costenbader credited all those who put in for the seat.

"I want to thank everybody that applied," Costenbader said. "It shows that we have some interest in the borough, which is good."

PPL braces for Sandy's arrival

Friday, October 26, 2012

PPL Electric Utilities is preparing for potentially significant damage and power outages from Hurricane Sandy, poised to affect the region starting Sunday.

"According to current forecasts, this could be the most severe storm to date this year," said David Bonenberger, vice president of Distribution Operations. "We're continuously monitoring weather reports, and we'll have the necessary crews and resources in place to respond to whatever comes our way."

The Badlees will be in concert tonight at M.C. Opera House

Friday, October 26, 2012
The Badlees
The Badlees

The Badlees, in support of their latest album release "See Me As A Picture: The Best So Far," will perform at the historic Mauch Chunk Opera House this evening.

Originally from Selinsgrove, The Badlees are celebrating 22 years of making rock music together with the release of "See Me," the band's first compilation album of their prolific career.