So how do you clean up a large public park in only 30 seconds or so? At Memorial Park in Jim Thorpe on Sunday, more than 3,000 plastic eggs were swept up from the park grounds in just about that amount of time as hundreds of children participated in the 15th Annual Easter Egg hunt there which was sponsored by the St. Joseph CYO. In addition to candy, more than 125 prizes were given out and five golden eggs, each worth $5, were also put out for the egg hunt. All of the eggs were filled by the 7th and 8th grade students of St. Joseph Regional Academy as a service project.
NEW YORK (AP) Ignore the jellybeans and chocolate eggs. You can have something sweet this Easter season that's not sugary: trend-right, candy-colored makeup.
The cheerful hues give off a youthful, happy vibe while definitively moving your look from winter to spring.
"Spring is a season of change. Everyone wants a new look or a pick me up," says Erin McCarthy of the beauty brand Make Up For Ever. "These pastel colors work really well for that. It's a pop of something fun but it's not too much, not too scary. It's a safe experiment."
A free Easter egg hunt will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at the Coaldale Rod and Gun Club for children 10 years and younger. Registration will be held at the Gun Club from 11 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (570) 645-9263.
POTTSVILLE - As the football field general for Tri-Valley, Matt McGinley led the Bulldogs from an 0-2 start to the District 11 Class A title and the PIAA Eastern final.
McGinley's performances on the field and in the classroom were rewarded Sunday evening as the Bulldogs' quarterback was selected as Schuylkill County's Outstanding Scholar-Athlete.
The award was presented at the 49th Annual Scholar-Athlete dinner, which was held at Pine View Acres and sponsored by Schuylkill Chapter No. 25 of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.
A suspicious fire caused serious damage to the Verizon Phone Company building along Madison Street in the New Tripoli, Lynn Township. The fire was discovered shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday. When firefighters arrived on scene they found a fire which started in the rear of the structure. A manager of Verizon said he believes the fire to be arson being started with a large coil of cable which was lying against the rear of the building. He stated he did not know if the fire was intentionally set of if someone was attempting to burn off the insulation of the cable for the metal wire.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill, continued a 35-year tradition on Sunday, March 28, when it held its annual Lenten breakfast. The women of the church invite women from the churches throughout the Panther Valley community to gather for breakfast before Easter. The men of the church prepared and served the breakfast under the supervision of Brenda Breiner. Over 80 women enjoyed the breakfast and then attended the women-led worship in the church. Among the participants from St.
Pocono Mountain Regional police are investigating an armed robbery at a Monroe County store.
Police said two white males entered the AT&T store along SR940 in Mt. Pocono about 7:54 p.m. on Friday, March 26. One was wearing a black jacket, black pants, black ski mask, black sneakers and was armed with a black semiautomatic handgun. The second male was wearing a black sweat shirt, black pants, white sneakers and carrying a white bag.
State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a one-vehicle crash on Friday, March 27.
The mishap occurred about 6:43 a.m. along SR903 in Penn Forest Township. Troopers said Kayla B. Green, 21, of Jim Thorpe, was driving a 2009 Toyota Yaris northbound when she lost control after driving over an icy patch. The car continued northbound with the front end striking the guide rail on the shoulder. After impact the car went onto the southbound shoulder for about 50 yards from the initial point of impact. Green was not injured, troopers said.
If you have what it takes to manage a borough, the Jim Thorpe Borough Council may be your friend in Pennsylvania.
"The best trait the ideal candidate would have would be their public relations skills and how well they can manage individuals," explained Jim Thorpe Borough Council President Justin Yaich. "The manager will be a liaison between the borough council, the administration team, the police department, the water department, and the public sewer department. He or she will have to bring all these together and will have to be the go-to guy."
Two groups meet at Arlington
Arlington, Virginia was the site of an inspirational gathering of American heroes last week.
It was a fitting place to meet since 400 or so recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor, are buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
The Palmerton Area High School Honor Roll for the first marking period of the second semester of the 2009-10 school year has been announced by Ms. Kathleen A. Egan, Principal.
High Honors (3.75-4.00+ GPA in all subjects)
SENIORS: Danielle Bissell, Brianna Caterino, Michael Coscio, Sarah Dreyer, Jessica Fegley, Frank Hall, Daniel Haney, Tyler Holland, Elizabeth Keck, Ryan Kleintop, Madeline Koller, Sarah McGuigon, Keith Meyers, Gabrielle Raditz, Jesse Reis, Katelynn Ring, Natalie Savage, Kimberly Varano, Kaitlyn Westermann
There will be a covered dish supper on Maundy, Thursday, April 1 at 6 p.m. at St. Matthew's UCC in Kunkletown, sponsored by the Laymen's Fellowship. The worship service will begin at 7:30 p.m.
There will be two services at St. Matthew's UCC in Kunkletown on Easter Sunday, April 4.
The Sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m. followed by Easter breakfast, sponsored by the Laymen's Fellowship.
During the 9 a.m. Easter morning service, the Sunday School children's program will be presented.
All are welcome.
A Monroe County driver attempted to flee police but then crashed his vehicle and is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI).
State police at Fern Ridge said Donald R. Bryant II, 35, of Effort, was fleeing police on SR115 northbound about 9:13 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, on when he attempted to make a left turn onto Russell Court (TR845), and lost control of his 2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 and struck the guide rail on the north side with the passenger side front.
Bryant was not injured but found to be under the influence and is facing a DUI charge, troopers said.
Chilly, but sunny.
The combination made for ideal conditions for the annual community Easter egg hunt in Lansford on Saturday.
Literally hundreds of youngster ages 10 and under took part in the event, staged at the Lansford Pool park.
The egg hunt is sponsored by the Lansford Alive Improvement Committee.
The Easter bunny arrived at the event on a firetruck, thanks to the Lansford Fire Department. Immediately upon his exiting the cab the bunny was mobbed by youngsters hugging him, while parents stood to the side snapping photos.
March 29, 1945
State House Republicans and Democrats joined in passing unanimously a bill requiring complete medical and dental health examinations of all Pennsylvania school children. The measure carred a $4,700,000 appropriation. "I have always felt," Governor Martin said regarding the legislation, "that if Pennsylvania...can spend millions to eradicate bang's disease and bovine tuberculosis from our cattle, then Pennsylvania can well afford to spend money to build sound minds and healthy bodies for the youth.
Tamaqua graduated a good portion of its line-up from last year's 18-5 Schuylkill League championship team.
The Blue Raiders still know how to win games, however.
Good pitching, smart baserunning and a timely RBI single by Mike Toth lifted the Raiders to a 3-2 non-league victory over visiting Lehighton Saturday afternoon in the season opener for both squads.
Both Irish and Scottish tunes and songs rang out for the guests at MapleShade Assisted Living Center in Nesquehoning. Entertainers Don McNeil and his daughter Lauren McNeil played tunes on their guitar and concertina and fiddle respectively. They are related to guest Andy Lapos and delighted everyone with their music.
Just before noon on Sunday, a call came out of an overturned kayak floating in the middle of the Tuscarora lake in the Tuscarora State Park. Many emergency services quickly converged on the scene. Although there was a kayak visible in the center of the Tuscarora Lake, no one was seen around the kayak. Emergency crews quickly determined that a 15-year-old girl accidentally flipped her kayak while trying to see how deep the lake was. After she flipped and landed in the water, other youngsters, also part of the same camping group, started screaming.
MIDDLETOWN – For those who fish the waters in the Southeast Region of Pennsylvania, the wait is almost over.
Again this year, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will have an early opener for the trout season in the region, with the action getting underway Saturday, April 3, at 8 a.m. Two weeks later, the statewide season opens Saturday, April 17, at 8 a.m.
Recently appointed PFBC executive director John Arway, a lifelong angler, considers – as do many native Pennsylvanians the opening day of trout as a holiday. That is especially so when making the day a family event.
March 27, 1964
The Lansford Businessmen's Association completed plans today to investigate every possibility of creating a road over the mountain from Lansford to Hauto, linking Panther Valley and Hauto Valley. Joseph Porvaznik, president of the association, said the businessmen have discussed the vital importance of linking the two valleys together with a good, short road. The distance, as the crow flies between Lansford and Hauto, is less than a mile, but the shortest driving distance is presently about 12 miles.
Two Carbon Career & Technical Institute seniors will receive $1,000 in machining tools and equipment, thanks to a $2,000 donation from Mauch Chunk Trust Company.
The donation, which will be spread over the next 10 years, honors the late Dean Beers, who made a lasting impression on the technical workforce in Carbon County through his business and through his dedication to the school.
Jim Blakeslee, second from left, accepts check totaling $1,000 from Mahoning Township Lions Club president Tom Zimmerman IV, while looking on are Bob Hayman, on the Lions board of directors, and Bob Condly, Lions secretary. Zimmerman said $500 was a general gift from the Lions, the other $500 was in memory of five Lions members who died recently. They are Francis Arner, Walter Rex, Clarence Nicholson, Charles Searfass, and James Serfass.
The Annual VIA Basketball Classic will be held this Sunday at Northampton Community College's Spartan Center Gymnasium with four games on tap.
In the first game, Lehigh Valley West takes on the Colonial League in a girls game at 10:30 a.m., while the Lehigh Valley West vs. Colonial League boys square off at 12 p.m.
A special Via All-Star and Special Olympics Shoot Out will be held at 1:30 p.m. prior to the second set of doubleheaders.
Showing the tales of time are an old McCormick & Deering Farmall tractor and 1948 Jeep Willy located in the yard of a home located on Owl Creek Road in Tamaqua.
Club stages "Pajama Day' which raised over $500
Over $500 was raised by students in the Lehighton Area Middle School and will be used to raise awareness of breast cancer.
A "Pajama Day" was organized by the school's Girl Talk club, during which students were permitted to wear pajamas to school for a fee.
Club advisor Peggy Lampman said, "Lehighton Area Middle School students and most recently student clubs have always been proactive when it comes to helping others. The Girl Talk club is no exception."
March 27, 1973 Slatington scores all five of its runs in the first inning and then holds off Salisbury for a 5-4 victory in its season opener. Billy Snyder delivers the big hit for the Bullodgs, knocking home three runs with a bases-loaded double. Yogi Edwards and Keith Handwerk also come through with RBI singles for the winners, coached by Marv Kester. Dave Buhay goes the distance on the mound to pick up the pitching win.
Two community Easter egg hunts will be held in the Panther Valley this weekend.
Today at 1 p.m., an egg hunt will be held by the Improvement Committee of Lansford Alive on the Lansford swimming pool grounds. All children up to age 10 from Lansford borough may participate.
On Sunday at 2 p.m., an Easter egg hunt will be staged by the Summit Hill Recreation Commission at Ludlow Park and Bill Black Park.
In Lansford, the Easter bunny will arrive by fire truck courtesy of Lansford American Fire Company No. 1 at 1 p.m.
Has the recently enacted banking regulations taken the service out of that institution? For years I have had a senior checking and savings account with a Perfectly Normal Company bank doing business in the Carbon Plaza area. These senior plans offered FREE checking and savings.
Have you seen the ads on television for the packaged cereal product? A small box of cereal comes with a container of milk and a spoon. Parents are instructed to keep these packages in the refrigerator so that their child won't be deprived of breakfast when the parent sleeps late.
By BOB URBAN
I'm a big Jeff Foxworthy fan. His red neck humor is some of the best around. And the best part about it is that most of his humor can be shared in mixed company.
And while I have been aware of his red neck humor for some years, I wasn't aware that he also had a collection of coal region humor. Either that, or someone has stolen his stuff and reshaped into local humor.
Here's a collection of noteworthy Foxworthy one liners that most of you readers will relate to. To fill up the column I added a few of my own suggestions.