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JARRED HEDES/TIMES NEWS The view from atop Blue Mountain Ski Area. The resort boasts the highest vertical drop in the region.
Thanks to the cold temperatures, avid skiers were able to frequent several local ski areas earlier than usual this year. Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Palmerton and Jack Frost Big Boulder in Kidder Township, both in Carbon County, have been open since late last month. But what exactly is it about the Carbon County ski areas that makes them such popular destination points this time of year? Who do they attract
A Coaldale woman has been cited by Tamaqua Police after a shoplifting incident on Sunday. Officers were dispatched to the Dollar General Store, 1213 E. Broad S., Tamaqua, at 3:48 p.m., where employees had detained a 27-year-old woman, identified as Christina Kieffer of 52 Fifth St., Coaldale. The store manager told the officer that Kieffer had been observed placing items into her purse. When confronted, Kieffer returned the items to store personnel. A criminal records check determined this was...
Rise by five. Write. Ride by nine for four hours (three if bad weather keeps me inside). Eat lunch, shower, shave. Pack the car with five days' worth of food and laundry. Say goodbye to dad, drive for an hour, unpack. Eat a snack. Keep unpacking. Start making the food I'll eat throughout the week. Eat supper. Wash dishes. Keep making food. Realize there's an odd job or two and some school work that should get done before bedtime. Dream about finally sitting down, sipping some decaffeinated...
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Waber
Notre Dame of Bethlehem Church was the setting for the June 21 wedding of Kelly Petritsch, daughter of William Petritsch and Debra Greenwood, both of New Ringgold, and Andrew Waber, son of Mr. and Mrs.LaVerne Waber of MaryD. Msgr. Thomas Baddick presided at the double ring ceremony. Michael Horvath provided vocal and organ musical selections. Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by Heather Zazucki of McAdoo, matron of honor.
Miracle of miracles, "Exodus: Gods And Kings," is actually quite good. There are plenty of miracles in Director Ridley Scott's reimagining of the Torah story, beginning in 1300 B.C., about the Jews' travails and travels to Canaan, the "Promised Land." You want miracles? "Exodus: Gods And Kings" got miracles.