“Our Town Lehighton” Premieres May 10 on WVIA-TV

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PITTSTON, Pa. –“Our Town Lehighton”, the latest edition of WVIA’s "Our Town" series premieres Thursday, May 10 at 8 p.m. on WVIA TV.  

In 2016, Lehighton, Pennsylvania celebrated 150 years.  Lehighton people honor and celebrate their town heritage, even as they envision a vibrant future and set the foundation for it. 

Lehighton takes its name from the Lehigh river, derived from the Indian word "Lecla" or left fork of the river.  Across history to present day, the town is transforming itself from a rail town to a trail town.  The river again is a focus, as development of the waterfront rejuvenates and adds to this livable, walkable community, with a re-emerging business district, and modern medical facilities. 

With a thriving pool, library, new school and athletic facilities, and a welcoming spirit, Lehighton is again and perhaps more than ever, a great place to raise a family.  

The expanding calendars of music, activities, and seasonal and charitable events show what can happen when groups and generations join together in moving a town forward.  

Residents from Lehighton, Pennsylvania volunteered their time to become videographers and storytellers for "Our Town: Lehighton". The residents narrowed down which landmarks, events and local stories the documentary would explore. Each subject was assigned to a volunteer to videotape and participants were then interviewed about why they chose to become involved.

As northeastern Pennsylvania’s and the central Susquehanna valley’s public television station serving a very large geographic area, the "Our Town" project was initiated in an effort to involve the communities and their residents with WVIA. The "Our Town" documentary series is intended to treat viewers to the many personalities, perspectives, and possibilities that local towns have to offer.

WVIA TV will rebroadcast “Our Town: Lehighton” on Friday, May 11 at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 12 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, May 13 at 12 p.m.

Learn more about the WVIA “Our Town” documentary series at here.

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