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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
for small businesses
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.
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.
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.