Last week we looked at numbers and how they could be used to provide insights into our personalities and what we want out of life. While I do not believe anything can predict the future, I think that we should be open to the possibilities that there are ways to get further insight into our character
The annual county fall cleanup event will take place the last two weeks in September it was announced by the Schuylkill County Commissioners at their public meeting held Wednesday at the courthouse in Pottsville. Nine sites throughout the county will be set up to receive the recycling materials. The cleanup is open to all residents of the county. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is a partner in this event and reimburses the county 50 percent for most of the expenses incurred.
Action was taken to provide services to various agencies and departments.
Camp winds up at Palmerton park
They have fun in an atmosphere that's conducive to learning.
At the same time, they're able to soak up all of the nuances scouting has to offer.
It's no wonder then, why the annual Palmerton Day Camp is a big hit with youngsters.
After five fun-filled, action-packed days, the camp wrapped up on Friday at Palmerton Memorial Park.
Lee Moyer, camp director, said the theme of this year's day camp was "Winter Wonderland."
Moyer said the camp was designed for Cub Scouts in grades 1-5.
July 30, 1990 Billy Hunsicker tosses a two-hitter to lead Nesquehoning to a 4-2 victory over Summit Hill in the opening round of the Panther Valley Little League tournament. Hunsicker finishes the contest with seven strikeouts and also contributes three hits and two runs scored on offense. The winners also receive two hits and a run from Brandon McKee while Max Gasker chips in with an RBI single.
Is there really a problem with Climate Change?
Local marine biologist has a passion for studying plant growth
Steve Pheiffer of Penn Forest believes that America's food distribution system is in need of a makeover.
He wonders how long can we continue to transport produce thousands of miles to markets in northeastern Pennsylvania, importing factory-farmed food – harvested while immature – from fields treated with pesticides and herbicides.
So, he has been thinking about a time when there will be factory farms in northeastern Pennsylvania – literally, since they will be built in abandoned factories converted to LED grow light hydroponic farming.
It seems when someone is elected to congress and as soon as they're sworn in they start working on re-election.
I think it is about time that we limit congress to one term (maybe 5 or 6 years). That way they can forget about getting re-elected and focus on doing their jobs and working for the country an not forthemselves.
If we don't do something soon this country will be held hostage by people trying to make a name for themselves. I don't care what party, they are all gulity of thinking about themselves.
MLLORYTOWN, Ontario – Although there was no escaping the recent heat wave that swept the East Coast, a trip to the 1000 Islands Region of the St. Lawrence River provided relief for a group of local anglers in the form of plenty of smallmouth bass.
Fishing out of Caiger's 1000 Islands Resort, there was no need to endure the strong midday sun and the oppressive humidity. Pre-breakfast and post-supper action was enough to satisfy the most avid anglers in the group and gave wives a realistic chance of out-fishing their husbands.
A 15-year-old boy from Tobyhanna was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana and a glass pipe apparently used to smoke the controlled substance when Pocono Mountain Regional Police investigated an incident on July 26 on Route 611 in Mt. Pocono.
Police said officers on bicycle patrol observed a group of juveniles walking on the premises of Reihl Quality Sheds and loitering behind its display models. Upon making contact with the group, police found the boy to be in possession of the contraband, charging him with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Three area people were among 12 who pleaded guilty to criminal charges in the Schuylkill County Court and were sentenced by Judge Jacqueline Russell as follows:
RSVP in Monroe County is putting out an all-points-bulletin for volunteers.
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is America's largest volunteer network for people age 55 and over. RSVP offers a full range of volunteer opportunities with thousands of local and national organizations. With RSVP, you can choose how and where you want to serve. You choose the amount of time you want to give. You choose whether you want to draw on your skills or develop new ones. In short, you find the opportunity that's right for you.
Jorge L. Ortiz Jr., 26, of Macungie, has been arrested by state police at the Fogelsville barracks for driving under the influence of drugs, an Act 64 offense.
The incident happened at 2:56 a.m. July 27 at the intersection of Scenic View and Hunt drives in Lower Macungie Township.
police said he was stopped for a traffic violation, after which time police learned he was driving under the influence of drugs and was in possession of a small amount of marijuana.
The Carbon County Emergency Management Agency has coordinated the following emergency services training. Registration is required. To register, call, fax or email the hosting agency.
Hazmat Operations: Sept. 12, 14, 17, 18, 6:30 p.m., at the Carbon County EMA. Contact the EMA at (570) 325-3097.
CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams): starting Sept. 19, at the Carbon County EMA. Contact the EMA.
PA State Fire Convention: Free trainings starting Sept. 22. Contact Lake Harmony Fire Department at (570) 722-8138.
Citizen's Fire Company, Tamaqua, has announced the winners of its annual parade held recently. Awards were given out in various categories.
1. Most Functional 1750 GPM and over: 1st: Tuscarora Fire Company. 2nd: Summit Hill Fire Company. 3rd: Coaldale Fire Company.
2. Most Functional 1500 GPM and over: 1st: Mary-D Fire Company. 2nd: Nesquehoning Fire Company.
3. Most Functional 1250 GPM and over: 1st: Hometown Fire Company. 2nd: Palo Alto Fire Company. 3rd: Coaldale Fire Company.
4. Most Functional 1000 GPM and over: Coaldale Fire Company.
Charges of driving under the influence of alcohol are pending against Samantha Richardson, 21, of Tamaqua, who was involved in a one-vehicle accident July 27 at 10:35 p.m. on Old Route 209, about one-quarter mile east of the Village of Newkirk in Walker Township.
State police at the Frackville barracks said severe damages result to her 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee, including multiple airbag deployment.
Acknowledging a leadership change for the Jim Thorpe Lions Club, Secretary Jim Gallagher (left) stands with the club's incoming President Jim Trainer (center) and outgoing President Ron Sheehan.
Outdoors writer and lecturer Doyle Dietz, a member of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association and the Mason-Dixon Outdoor Writers Association will present "Muzzleloader Hunting 101," focusing on deer hunting with flintlock and traditional percussion ignition rifles. The program will take place at 6:30 p.m. August 13 in the Locust Lake State Park Amphitheatre.
Jacksonville house of worship began in 1761 with dirt floors
"We thank you Lord God for brave and believing people who planted your message in this place."
Call to Worship, Homecoming, May 22, 2011
The Church of the open doors,
The Church of the open Bible,
The Church of the open hand,
The Church of the open heart,
The Church open to the Spirit of the Living Christ.
The Rev. Richard Solliday, served 1984-1987
A criminal mischief incident that happened between 1-9 a.m. July 26 in Penn Forest Township is being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks.
The victim is Dorthea Moser, Behrens Road, Jim Thorpe.
Police said her 2000 Ford Ranger was parked in the parking lot of All-Points Towing, 136 Smith Road, when an unknown actor arrived at the scene and broke the rear and passenger's side windows on it. Police said the windows appear to have been shot by a BB or pellet rifle.
A man from Orefield escaped injuries in a one-vehicle crash that happened after he avoided striking a deer on Orchard Road in Lowhill Township.
State police at the Fogelsville barracks said Chad L. Gray, 32, was northbound in a 2011 Nissan X-Terra when he swerved the vehicle to the right to avoid striking the deer. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree with the right side of its front end, resulting in disabling damages that required it to be towed from the scene.
August 29, 1993
World famous fashion designer Calvin Klein visited Nesquehoning this morning to meet his employees at the Kaijay Pants Company. Klein, who owns the firm as a subsidiary of Calvin Klein Sportswear, was especially interested in production of of of his fall sportswear newest lines, C. K. Outerwear. He said the line is proving so successful that he is adding about 40 more full-time employees to the plant. Presently the plant employs about 200 workers.
State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident that was reported at 6 p.m. July 24.
The victim is the Hubley Community Park, School Road, Hubley Township, Schuylkill County.
Police said someone cut the padlock used to lock the handle on the well pump at the park, and then proceeded to turn the pump on before leaving the scene in an undetected manner or direction.
The Smith-Schmidt Reunion will be this Sunday, July 31 at St. Matthew's UCC Picnic Grove from 1-7 p.m.
This reunion brings together the descendants of Abraham and Margaretha Schmidt.
Entertainment includes music, cake walk, basket raffle and they are looking for donations for the cake walk and basket raffle.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School will be Aug. 1-5 at St. Matthew's UCC from 9-11:30 a.m.
A farewell open house will be held at the Trinity UCC in Tamaqua on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The open house is also being held to say farewell to Rev. Dr. David Grant, who will hold his last official service on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the church.
State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating the theft of a wheel off a parked car in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.
The victim is Catherine M. Sparacio, 36, of Albrightsville.
Police said the incident happened between 4:20 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. July 26 at the Martz Park & Ride at the Mt. Effort Shopping Plaza, Rt. 115.
Police said someone removed the left front wheel of the victim's 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier and replaced it with another wheel.
The estimated loss is $200.
Several items were removed from three vehicles that were unlocked and parked at 51 Hawthorne Drive, Bear Creek Lakes, Penn Forest Township, between 10 p.m. July 13 and 6:30 a.m. July 14.
State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating the thefts.
Police identified the victims as David Laurie Woodman and Thomas John Stokes, both of Jim Thorpe, and Thomas Steven McGunnigle of Mattituck, N.Y.
A 17-year-old female from Schuylkill Haven escaped injuries in a one-vehicle crash July 26 at 9:05 a.m. on State Rt. 813 in North Manheim Township, Schuylkill County.
State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks did not reveal the identity of the driver but said she was traveling westbound in a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan when the vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck a utility pole on the north berm, coming to a halt facing northwest.
July 29, 1945 Palmerton jumps on Nesquehoning early and cruises to a 16-6 victory. "Lefty" Steinmetz has a big day with three hits and two runs scored. He also earns the pitching win, striking out 10 while walking nine. Brobst adds three hits and scores four times while Sabota, Frantz and Kuba all finish the contest with two hits. For Nesquehoning, Sammy Alonge collects three hits, one of them a two-run homer.
No one was hurt in a one-vehicle crash July 27 at 9:38 a.m. on Interstate 81 in Foster Township, Schuylkill County.
State police at the Frackville barracks said Megan Leymeister, 26, of Schuylkill Haven, was driving a 1996 Honda Accord northbound when it traveled off the western berm and struck a guide rail.
The vehicle required towing from the scene.
Police said Leymeister will be cited for Motor Vehicle Code violations.
The Relay For Life of Tamaqua and Surrounding Communities is hosting its 2011 Relay season wrap-up meeting at the LCCC Morgan Center in Tamaqua in room 104/105 at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1.
The meeting is open to all participants and anyone wishing to get involved. Top fundraising teams and individuals will be announced and plans for the 2012 Relay will be discussed. Committee members are asked to arrive at 6:30 p.m.
The Panther Valley Public Library, 117 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, held a picnic at the Lansford swimming pool on Thursday to mark the end of the library's Summer Reading Club.
The club, one section for pre-school children and those in Kindergarten through fifth grade.
The weekly session featured a variety of guest readers, including state Sen. John Yudichak, state Rep. Doyle Heffley, and WLSH on-air personality Kerry Dowd.