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Local News

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

Medicare Prescription Drug Plan assistance

Monday, September 24, 2012

Open enrollment for Medicare Prescription Drug Plans begins October 15, 2012. Carbon County Area Agency on Aging can assist persons who need assistance comparing or enrolling in a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan for the year 2013 and do not have access to the Internet.

Middle school's Humanitarian Club is recognized

Monday, September 24, 2012

Character Education Partnership (CEP) has recognized Lehighton Area Middle School with a 2012 Promising Practice Award for the school's Humanitarian Club.

Each year as part of the National Schools of Character (NCOS) Program, CEP recognizes educators who have implemented unique, specific, and effective character education strategies.

Carbon Navy Club open membership

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Carbon County Navy Club Ship 260 is holding open memberships.

Anyone who is a civilian, or member of the Army or Air Force is welcome to join as an associate member. New members must be at least 18 years of age.

Meetings are held on the last Monday of the month at 7 p.m., at the Nesquehoning VFW, 300 E. Center St.

If interested in becoming a member, call Robert "Ski" Siesputowski, chaplin, historian, and PR officer, at (570) 645-3643.

Auto show benefits Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Monday, September 24, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Cars and trucks, both classic and new filled Tamaqua's Advanced Auto parking lot during their recent JDRF benefit auto show.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Cars and trucks, both classic and new filled Tamaqua's Advanced Auto parking lot during their recent JDRF benefit auto show.

Advanced Auto Parts (AAP) in Tamaqua held their annual auto show recently to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, JDRF. AAP has been a supporter of JDRF since 1994. Since then, the company has raised more than $20 million to support the search for a cure for Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes. Last year's campaign raised a record-breaking $3.8 million.

Schuylkill United Way kicks off 2013 campaign

Monday, September 24, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured during the Tamaqua Area Schuylkill United Way campaign kick-off are, from front left, Tom Cara, board member, Schuylkill United Way; Mary Ann Devlin, executive director, Tamaqua Child Development; Jean Angelo, volunteer representative, Tamaqua Meals on Wheels; and Kris Verba, 2013 Schuylkill United Way campaign chairperson. From back left are Jeff Bowe, chairman, Tamaqua 2013 Schuylkill United Way campaign; Nick Zigmant, executive director, Tamaqua YMCA; Major Sharon Whispell, Tamaqua Salvation Army; and Brian Connely, vice chairman, Tamaqua 2013 Schuylkill United Way campaign.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured during the Tamaqua Area Schuylkill United Way campaign kick-off are, from front left, Tom Cara, board member, Schuylkill United Way; Mary Ann Devlin, executive director, Tamaqua Child Development; Jean Angelo, volunteer representative, Tamaqua Meals on Wheels; and Kris Verba, 2013 Schuylkill United Way campaign chairperson. From back left are Jeff Bowe, chairman, Tamaqua 2013 Schuylkill United Way campaign; Nick Zigmant, executive director, Tamaqua YMCA; Major Sharon Whispell, Tamaqua Salvation Army; and Brian Connely, vice chairman, Tamaqua 2013 Schuylkill United Way campaign.

"We wouldn't be able to do the things we do here," said Sharon Whispell of the Tamaqua Salvation Army, as she gave her remarks to a large crowd during Friday's Schuylkill United Way's 2013 Tamaqua Area Campaign Kick-Off Luncheon at La Dolce Casa Restaurant in Tamaqua, with close to 50 guests in attendance.

On this date

Monday, September 24, 2012

September 24, 1940

The Lehigh Valley's most modern furniture store formally opened to the public with a Lehighton show room. The newer and larger N. & J. Greenberger home is located in the Saeger building at 243 North First Street. Jack Greenberger said four new Philco and Emerson portable radios were given away as door prizes. Edward McGrail, the well-liked manager, said there will be no sales on the opening day because he wants to devote all the time to visiting with his many old friends who attend the opening.

Looking ahead in Carbon County

Monday, September 24, 2012

Walk the Walk

planned at LC

A 5K Walk the Walk Fun Run and Walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Lehigh Canal Park at Weissport. The event is being organized by Country Inn and Suites to raise funds for Walk the World for Childhood Foundation. Contact Country Inn and Suites by Sept. 28 at (610) 377-5066 or in person at 1619 Interchange Road, Lehighton or register at the walk site on the day of the event.

Free presentation

for small businesses

'Muler' on the move

Monday, September 24, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS "Franz Kline Muler," a life-size fiberglass mule painted in tribute to Lehighton native Franz Kline, will be on display at the Allentown Art Museum from Oct. 7 through Jan. 13 in conjunction with the exhibition "Franz Kline: Coal and Steel." The mule has been housed at the PFC Clyde R. House Lehighton Borough Annex, which was the former Lehigh High School and Kline's alma mater. The mule depicts two of Kline's works, an abstract piece (on the legs, ears and main) and the large mural of Lehighton housed at the American Legion Post 314.
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS "Franz Kline Muler," a life-size fiberglass mule painted in tribute to Lehighton native Franz Kline, will be on display at the Allentown Art Museum from Oct. 7 through Jan. 13 in conjunction with the exhibition "Franz Kline: Coal and Steel." The mule has been housed at the PFC Clyde R. House Lehighton Borough Annex, which was the former Lehigh High School and Kline's alma mater. The mule depicts two of Kline's works, an abstract piece (on the legs, ears and main) and the large mural of Lehighton housed at the American Legion Post 314.

Lehighton mule on loan to Allentown during Kline art exhibit

After spending nearly a decade in the PFC Clyde R. Houser Leighton Borough Annex, "Franz Kline Muler" is on the move. The life-size fiberglass mule will be on loan to the Allentown Art Museum until January in conjunction with an exhibit of Lehighton native Franz Kline's work.

"Muler" was created during the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor's "Miles of Mules" art program in 2003. More than 170 fanciful mules were created during the program, depicting scenes from towns along the Delaware and Lehigh corridor from Scranton to Bristol.

Hometown Fire Company chicken barbecue aids funding, recruitment

Monday, September 24, 2012
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS Hometown Fire Company volunteers Dave Clewell, left, and Joe Pinkey check the heat level on the grilled chicken Saturday at the firehouse barbecue. Members hosted the daylong event to help raise funds for operations and to possibly encourage interest among potential new members
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS Hometown Fire Company volunteers Dave Clewell, left, and Joe Pinkey check the heat level on the grilled chicken Saturday at the firehouse barbecue. Members hosted the daylong event to help raise funds for operations and to possibly encourage interest among potential new members

Volunteers of Hometown Fire Company often host chicken barbecues to help organizations and churches in the local area.

But on Saturday, the group held a barbecue to assist its own establishment at 45 Mahanoy Ave., Route 54.

The firehouse is in need of new faces and new blood to bolster its efforts in protecting lives and property in Hometown, Rush Township and beyond. It doesn't necessarily mean they need someone to fight fires, they say, but if you'd like to train for it, that's fine, too.

Wolf Creek Falls Hike planned

Monday, September 24, 2012

Join park naturalist from Tuscarora State Park on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 9 a.m. for a spectacular hike to Wolf Creek Falls in Saint Clair.

Participants will meet at the north end of the Wal-Mart parking lot off Pa. Route 61 in the Coal Creek Commerce Center.

This hike is five miles and rated difficult. It will take hikers up the mountain to Wolf Creek Falls and beyond to the reservoir. This hike is dog friendly, but all pets must be leashed and get along well with people and other pets.