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Delaware & Lehigh - Carbon County News Potpourri

There is a lot going on across Carbon County.  Here are just a few stories to help you stay “in the know.”

Planning underway for Carbon County Celebrates the Great Outdoors – September 2010:

A new county wide event is planned for Carbon County during the month of September 2010.  The month long celebration of Carbon County’s natural resources is being organized by the Chamber of Commerce‘s Tourism and Accommodations Committee.  Carbon County is a well known destination for many great outdoor activities year round, including biking, hiking, whitewater rafting, bird watching, paintball, fishing, hunting and much more.  This event will help us organize, create, and promote new events, during the entire month of September.  Mark your calendars.

A month of events will spotlight Carbon County's scenic landscape.

Railroad crossing replacement underway in Jim Thorpe:Construction is underway this week to replace the well worn, three track railroad crossing in Jim Thorpe. The heavily used crossing is at the main entrance to the county owned parking lot near the train station.  The new modern crossing will make pedestrian and vehicular crossing much safer and smoother at this busy location.The improved railroad crossing will provide smoother driving in Jim Thorpe.

Summit Hill pictorial book makes its debut:

Summit Hill historian and author Lee Mantz unveiled his new book this week at the Summit Hill Historical Society Museum.  The book is part of the popular Images of America series and features more than 200 historic postcard images and photographs of the historic hilltop community.  Contact the Summit Hill Historical Society for more information on purchasing a copy of the new book.  Don’t forget to visit the great local history museum operated by the Summit Hill Historical Society on Ludlow Street in Summit Hill.  Call for hours.

A new book recounts the history of Summit Hill.
Jim Thorpe directional signage project nears completion:

Fourteen town-wide directional signs were recently installed in Jim Thorpe.  The attractive maroon and sage green signs are part of the D&L Visually Speaking standards for signs throughout the Heritage Corridor.  The signs will help visitors to the community find important sites such as parking, major attractions, visitor info and key areas of town.  The project was a joint effort between the Borough of Jim Thorpe, the Jim Thorpe Visioning Committee and the D&L Corridor.  Funding for the project was provided by Rep. Keith McCall and the D&L.