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Burn Boss, Pat McElhenny, appraises the area of a test burn before giving the go ahead for a controlled burn that will burn 70 acres of State Gamelands 227 in Rush Township.
It's all about the acorns. At 11:01 Friday morning, crews from the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Bureau of Forestry and The Nature Conservancy started a small fire at State Gamelands 227 in Rush Township. Burn Boss, Pat McElhenny, of the Nature Conservancy, watched the test fire and decided that conditions were adequate for a prescribed burn of 70 acres on the 1,543-acre tract. Friday's prescribed burn is an effort to revitalize the oak tree population in 70-acre section of the White Oaks...
Snow and ice on a Monroe County road caused a two-vehicle crash. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the crash occurred at 7:20 a.m. on Tuesday along Route 196 near Simmons Road in Tobyhanna. Police said Roberta L. Lewis of Tobyhanna was traveling southbound when she lost control of her 2007 Chevrolet Malibu due to the road conditions and slid sideways into the northbound lane, where her vehicle collided into a 2008 Kia Optima, operated by Michelle R. Bernard, also of Tobyhanna.
It was a banner year for area basketball team this season. In fact, for the Marian and Northwestern girls it was literally a banner year. The Fillies captured a District 11 Class A championship while the Lady Tigers claimed the Colonial League title. Not surprising, the two teams dominated the TIMES NEWS Girls all-star basketball teams. Both Marian and Northwestern placed two players on the First Team and two more on the Second Team.
The Blue Mountain Health System gala committee dons their Kentucky Derby hats during the media event on Wednesday, Committee members are, seated from left, Jeannine Siegmond; Dr. Richard Lizak and Alicia Shutack-Silliman, honorary hosts for the evening; and Romaine Biege. Standing, Nancy Matyas, Lisa Johnson, Sylvia Goral, Denise Kennedy, Dr. Deb Smith, Kay DeMatte, and Joe Guardiani.
"And they're off ..." In honor of the 140th annual Kentucky Derby on May 3, Woodstone Country Club in Danielsville will be transformed into a smaller scale of the prestigious event during the 17th annual Blue Mountain Health System gala. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m.; dinner is at 7; and the casino opens at 8. The charity ball, which is the largest fundraiser for the hospital, will benefit the Summit Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lehighton and the new 11-bed Summit at Palmerton.
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" is an actor-studded comedy-drama that bristles with the joy of cinema. The film is a concoction of dizzying dialogue, madcap pacing, larger-than-life characters, bizarre encounters, manic escapades and stunning visuals. While the film seems to have little to do with Budapest, Hungary, it is inspired by the sense of time and place of Eastern Europe sometime between the wars: World War I and World War II.