July 27, 1953 Three two-run homers in the first inning help propel the Summit Hill All-Stars to a 13-3 win over the Lansford All-Stars in the annual Twin-City League all-star game. Bob "Kaska" Watkins, Alex Maketa and the Rev. Raymond Rossnagle all go deep during the eight-run frame. Richie Davidyock adds a two-run single in the big inning. Johnny Herbert adds two hits and two runs and also gains the pitching win. The winners receive two hits and three runs from Allan Schock while Joe Van Horn chips in with two hits and a run.
Some major improvements are occurring to the Ginder Field playground in Summit Hill.
New rides are being added, existing rides are being painted, buildings are getting fresh paint, more picnic tables will be placed here, and much-needed maintenance is occurring at the pavilion.
Even a foot bridge over a small drainage ditch is getting a new coat of paint.
The work is being done with volunteers by the Summit Hill Recreation Commission.
Miller-Keystone Blood Center will conduct a bloodmobile at the First United Church of Christ's air-conditioned Fellowship Hall (next to Borough Hall) on Monday, Aug. 15. Registration hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
This visit is sponsored by Janet Snyder.
Off-street parking will be available at Penn Northeast (both sides of the building), and at the former Golden Key parking lot, by permission of the owners.
Angel food cake: Light as air, sweetly satisfying
It's light, pairs perfectly with fresh berries and ice cream, and even is low-fat. It's summer's perfect dessert – angel food cake.
It's also wonderfully easy to make. So to help you sweeten up your summer table, we've given you a master recipe for this egg white-based confection, plus three recipes for different ways to serve it – a tiramisu trifle, grilled and topped with fresh berries, and layered with sorbet for a cool and refreshing torte.
Angel Food Cake
Start to finish: 45 minutes
Makes 1 tube cake (12 servings) or 2 loaf pans
A driver was cited after a one vehicle crash that occurred about 5:36 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, along Pheasant Run Road, in West Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County.
State police at Schuylkill Haven said Madison A. Accordino, 19, of Auburn, was driving a 1999 Saab 93 eastbound and negotiating a curve at a speed too fast for the wet road conditions. She lost control of the car which traveled across the westbound lane and up an embankment before striking a concrete wall.
Maybe you need another idea for packing fiber and vitamins into your child's lunch. Or maybe you're looking for a way to convince yourself to eat more fruit. Either way, making a dip (or three) to dunk your fruit in can make it a little more enticing, and a lot more fun.
In constructing a healthful dip for fruit, the main problem lies in the base of the dip. You want something that doesn't pile on the fat or sugar, but still is interesting enough that you want to dunk your apple wedges and strawberries in it.
The Tamaqua Senior Citizens met last week with 82 members in attendance. One new member, Marie Williams, and one guest, Jan Cavarella, were welcomed.
The business meeting was conducted by President Jean Machamer and Rose Vallee provided the invocation, entitled "It Only Takes A Moment." Jane Springer was added to the sick list, while it was reported that Alice Miller and Doris Brobst are recuperating at their homes.
Dr. Lauretta Woodson, a Pennsylvania educator, joined the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees in 1988 and rose through the ranks of the organization and was instrumental in helping PASR to become what it is today. She bequeated a sum of money to PASR to be used for the support of public education. Each year, the Lauretta Woodson Recognition Program honors one teacher and one support professional for doing an outstanding job within a dsitrict or school. A chapter selects the award recipients, who receives a medallion, certificate and a PASR pin.
5 area departments being considered for closure
Five local post offices are on a study list of the U.S. Postal Service for potential closing as a cost-saving measure.
Postal officials stressed this doesn't mean they will be closed, but consideration is definitely being given to shutting them.
They are: Parryville and Junedale in Carbon County, and Mary D, Mahanoy Plane and Cumbola in Schuylkill County.
Nationally, there are 3,700 post offices on the "expanded access study list" of the Postal Service for potential closure.
The Postal Service currently maintains nearly 32,000 retail offices.
Even Franklin museum feeling the cash crunch
Whenever present-day technology – which accelerates by the day – clashes with history, it leaves us with an empty feeling.
One important thread of history that students in this area should become aware of at an early age is that Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the U.S., came to New Gnadenhuetten – present-day Weissport – in order to design and build Fort Allen to protect the settlement against the hostile Indians in 1756.
State police at Frackville reported investigating a one vehicle crash along Interstate 81 in Ryan Township, Schuylkill County, that occurred on Monday, July 25.
Troopers said Joseph D. Brennan, 44, of Minersville, was driving a 2004 Dodge Dakota southbound about 2:05 p.m. in the passing lane when he lost control. The pickup truck flipped several times and struck an embankment before coming to rest along the west side of the road.
Seven-year-old Hailey Anthony of Lehighton emerges from a large tube at the Lehighton Municipal Swimming Pool into 11-feet of water. The warm weather we've been having this summer has made for a successful season at the pool, according to Lehighton recreation director Tom Evans.
Tamaqua youth and community members spent all day Tuesday revitalizing the Tamaqua Area Skate and Willing Park located behind Boyer's Market in Tamaqua.
Justin Startzel, who spearheaded the cleanup, said he is restarting the association with determination of bringing back all the benefits the park has always offered since its creation, while also doing new ideas and programs.
Startzel and other community members will spend the next few weeks painting, pulling weeds, landscaping and performing other improvements to the park.
State police at Fern Ridge are seeking the operator of a motorcycle who fled troopers and led them on a chase.
Troopers said the incident began about 7 p.m. on Tuesday along SR209 in the Brodheadsville area of Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County, when a traffic stop was attempted. The driver of the bike fled.
Troopers engaged in a pursuit north on Weir Lake Road, north on SR115, west on Jonas Road and then north on Mountain Road. Troopers terminated the pursuit in the Sun Valley area of Mountain Road.
Left, Dr. Douglas Arnold, superintendent of Pleasant Valley School District, presented Robert Hines, associate principal of PVHS, with the Pennsylvania Homeless Children's Initiative Region 7 Homeless Advocate of 2010 Award. The award was for Region 7 (made up of Luzerne, Lackawanna, Pike, Monroe, Wyoming, Wayne, Carbon, Columbia, Northumberland, Bradford, Tioga, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Montour, Snyder, and Union Counties. It is issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education/Bureau of Teaching and Learning/Division of Student Services.
Grocer's fight cancer
Kinsley's ShopRite in Brodheadsville will hold Grocer's Fight Cancer Day on Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 6 a.m. to midnight.
Special activities will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., including"celebrity baggers" who will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Anyone wishing to volunteer can call Lisa Hoey, Monroe ACS Unit, at (570) 562-9749, ext. 321, or store volunteer co-chairs Rosie Francis or Lori Fernandez at (570) 992-2670.
A large amount of construction tools were reported stolen in a Monroe County incident.
State police at Fern Ridge said the tools were removed from the 1998 GMC truck of Mark Maggio, of Bartonsville, while parked and unlocked at 2918 Rocky Ridge Rd., in Barton Glen, Jackson Township.
The theft occurred sometime overnight of July 11-12.
ALLENTOWN – One of the newest members of Baseball's Hall of Fame visited the Lehigh Valley to throw out the first pitch.
Pat Gillick, one of the most successful General Managers and evaluators of talent the game has seen was honored at Coca-Cola Park last night.
The first 3,000 fans that entered the Park received Pat Gillick bobblehead dolls.
His enshrinement last weekend made him just the 32nd baseball executive to make the Hall of Fame.
A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 2:12 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, along SR904, east of Brady's Lake, in Pocono Lake, Tobyhanna Township.
Pocono Mountain Regional police said officers conducted a traffic stop for motor vehicle code violations. The driver was identified as Shawn Kingsley, 30, of Pocono Lake. It was determined that Kingsley had been consuming alcohol. He failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for a blood test.
State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a two vehicle crash about 11:54 a.m. on July 14 at the intersection of Old Stage Road and Penn Forest Trail in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, in which one driver was cited.
Troopers said Hebedyare Velez, 22, of Hazleton, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier northbound on Old Stage Road and approaching a stop sign at the intersection while Maria Kaplan, 43, of Rockville, Md., driving a 2006 Mazda 5, was stopped on Penn Forest Trail.
At least one person was injured Tuesday evening when involved in a T-bone type collision in the 800 block of North First Street (SR209) in Mahoning Township. The crash occurred about 6:15 p.m. According to reports from the scene as a person operating a sport utility vehicle attempted to pull out onto the road and pulled into the path of a car and was struck in the side of the SUV. That person was treated at the scene by Lehighton paramedics and transported to an area hospital. The road was closed for several hours. Mahoning Township police are investigating the incident.
In yesterday's coverage of Lehighton Borough Council regarding approval for financing a new fire station, it was stated that three houses to be torn down are owned by the Lehighton Fire Department.
The houses were actually purchased and are owned by Lehigh Fire Company No. 1, the social quarters of the fire department.
Also, the motion to go with the project was made by council member Melissa Ebbert.
Her name was wrong in the article.
The Lehigh Canal Recreation Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28 at the Weissport trailhead. Anyone interested in invited to attend.
Advanced Auto Parts, Tamaqua, and Hazleton Rapid Transit System is presenting their Summer Cruise Nights to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, JDRF, this Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Advanced Auto Parts store in Tamaqua. Door prizes and raffles will also be part of the event. The raindate is Saturday. The next cruise night will be Friday Sept. 2nd.
The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer basketball league entered playoff mode with two opening round games on Monday evening at the Tamaqua Area Athletic Center.
Third-seeded R.R. Frey Services and fourth-seeded B & R Gym posted victories and have advanced to Wednesday evening's semifinals at the North and Middle Ward Playground in Tamaqua.
MONDAY'S PLAYOFF RESULTS
B & R Gym-
Area residents and student athletes may want to attend a free seminar on sports concussion awareness, management and safe return to play.
The seminar will be held on Friday at the Commonwealth Medical College, 525 Pine Street, Scranton. Registration/reception will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the lecture at 5:30 p.m.
The Tamaqua Lions Club presented checks totaling over $3,000 to eight local emergency service organizations during their regular meeting held at their Lions Club Grove in Tamaqua.
This is the Tamaqua Lions Club largest annual donation.
Organizations receiving donations were Tamaqua Ambulance, Tamaqua East End Fire Company, American Hose Company, Citizens Fire Company, South Ward Fire Company, Tamaqua Rescue Squad, Tamaqua Fire Police, and Hometown Fire Company.
Following the check presentation, Lions Club members were given a tour of the Tamaqua Ambulance vehicle.
July 27, 1953
"I was so happy, I cried," Mrs. John M. Rimsky of Coalport said in expressing her joy upon having heard of the armistice which ended hostilities in Korea, where her son, Corporal George Stoffa, 22, has been a prisoner of war for two years. With the young man in the POW camp is Bobby Bonetsky, Summit Hill. When last heard from on June 6, Cpl. Stoffa was in good health and anxiously awaiting his return home.
At least three fire companies responded to a fire on Lake Road in Saylorsburg around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night. An unoccupied home was completely destroyed. Wind Gap Fire Co., Blue Ridge Hook and Ladder and West End Vol. Fire Co. responded.
Dean Green of Operation: Touch of Home gets ready to show onlookers how you wield a sledgehammer to bash a car at the Tri-County Vettes and Brodheadsville Chevrolet Car Show and Swap Meet. The idea was to raise funds to donate to the building of a home for U.S. Army SPC Robert Kislow III of Danielsville. He had his right leg amputated after being shot while serving in Afghanistan. Operation: Touch of Home plans to donate all the proceeds from the Car Bash to the Build Brigade through an organization called Homes for our Troops that will be working on a home for Kislow on July 22, 23, 23.