The Mahoning Township Lions Club will be holding its annual Lions Egg Hunt on Saturday at 1p.m. at the Mahoning Valley Ambulance building on Mill Rd. in Lehighton. The event is open to children 0-10 years old.
No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle crash that occurred about 9:54 p.m. on Monday, March 25, along Kressler Road, at the intersection with Hamilton Blvd., in Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County.
State police at Fogelsville said William G. Watt, 23, of Wind Gap, was stopped for a red traffic light driving a 2006 Hummer H3 when he attempted to back up so he could move to the right turn only lane. In doing so the back of his vehicle struck the front of a 2000 Audi A4, operated by Adam J. Wolfe, 33, of Slatington, who was also stopped for the light.
Closingof recycling program hits a snag
The closing of the Carbon County recycling program has hit a snag.
During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, Commissioner Wayne Nothstein, chairman, said that the county's plan to remove all 109 blue bins from the 14 sites around the area has stalled because of weather, ground conditions and storage space. To date, 47 bins have been removed.
During their March monthly meeting, the Navy Club of Carbon County, Ship 260 held election of officers for 2013. From left, Stanley Jaroszewski, senior executive officer; David Spence, chaplain and master at arms; Scott Reinhart, commander; Robert Siesputowski, junior executive officer; and John Mauro, paymaster. The officers were sworn in by Past National Commandant William Flail, who also officiated the change of command ceremony. The Carbon County Navy Club, Ship 260 is open to all veterans of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines.
Chances are this Easter holiday ought to be a bit brighter for a local personal care home.
On Good Friday, 55 Easter bags filled with various items will be delivered to Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Home in Kunkletown.
The bags are part of a joint effort between Michael Coulson, a financial adviser with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Palmerton, and members of the Living Lighthouse Church, Palmerton.
A Northumberland County driver crashed his car early this morning in Schuylkill County, then fled the scene on foot, only to be located later and arrested.
State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred about 1:30 a.m. along SR209 (S. Tremont St.), in Reilly Township. Troopers said Matthew C. Graver, 28, of Zerbe, was driving a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta northbound when, for unknown reasons, the car left the road and entered the east berm.
Members of the Blue Mountain Health System dietetic department recently hosted a nutrition health fair at the Lehighton campus.
This is the third year that Blue Mountain has held such a fair during March, which is National Nutrition Month. The fair aims to teach the community about healthy eating habits and expose the public to new food types and ideas, and features both outside vendors and hospital dietetic staff and interns.
More than 100 community members and hospital staff visited the fair during its two-hour run, sampling food items and learning about healthy eating.
The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) winter basketball league is down to its "Final Four," as Shawn's Construction and Batter's Box both posted quarterfinal victories on Wednesday evening in the Tamaqua Area Athletic Center.
Shawn's Construction advances to next week's semifinal contest against second-seeded Vesuvio's, while Batter's Box has a date with top-seed and defending league champion Ryan's Oil & Heating.
Mike Stower Coal & Oil
As businesses in downtown Palmerton flourish, the number of available parking spaces continues to diminish.
That is the dilemma faced by several Delaware Avenue business owners, who expressed their concerns to borough council on Thursday.
Jan Kresge, owner of Jan's Barber Shop, 434 Delaware Ave., said her issue is a lack of available parking for her customers.
Kresge said the parking spaces in front of her business are being taken, specifically by a local business that has grown.
Towamensing Township will be holding a spring cleanup and recycling event April 13-14, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the township municipal building, 120 Stable Road, Lehighton.
The event is open to township residents only. Residents are asked to bring large items, furniture, mattresses, box springs, appliances, tires, computers, televisions, etc. There is a charge for items with freon and for tires. Advanced Green Solutions will handle all the covered devices and might charge a small fee.
Sean Maloney, a sophomore in the Fox School of Business, has been named to the fall 2012 dean's list at Temple University.
Maloney, a management information systems major, is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the Golden Key National Honour Society, the National Society of Leadership and Success Sigma Alpha Pi, the Association for Information Systems, and Phi Kappa Theta fraternity.
History of St. Luke's presentation
The Summit Hill Historical Society will host a presentation on "The History of St. Luke's Hospital in Coaldale" on Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Summit Hill Heritage Center, 1 West Hazard St.
The presenter is Joseph Tocci of the Radiology Department and will include many photos.
For more information please see www.summithillheritagecenter.com.
Shade Tree Commission
Contractors are almost done the demolition of the 80-year-old nurses' residence in Coaldale. The decision was made to raze the structure after an intense investigation into options to save the building. Surviving almost 80 years, the large structure stood to the eastern rear of the present hospital building.
Weatherly High School will offer a free Junior Jump Start Night on Wednesday April 3 at 6 p.m. in the high school's cafeteria. The workshop provides help for current junior students and their parents/guardians to get a "jump start" on their post-secondary planning, including information on financial aid.
A criminal mischief incident is being investigated by state police at Frackville occurring in Schuylkill County.
Troopers said unknown criminals threw a rock through the rear window of the 2003 Dodge Dakota pickup truck of Thomas Shawn Schreppel, 26, of Zion Grove, while it was parked at 145 Quality Hill Road, in Gilberton. The incident occurred sometime between 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, and noon on Wednesday.
Jennifer McGovern, 41, of Schuylkill Haven, has been arrested for retail theft by state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks after an incident at 11:56 a.m. March 23 at the Curious Cat, a business in Wayne Township, Schuylkill County.
Police said she put on a pair of Converse sneakers that were offered for sale at the business and left her sneakers behind before departing the store without paying for them.
Panther Valley school board on Thursday stepped up a disciplinary action against an employee one board member has previously identified as JROTC director Kenneth Markovich.
The employee, identified only as employee #598, was placed on paid administrative leave on Feb. 28. As the board readied to act on the motion, school director Roy Angst shouted out Markovich's name.
Angst had also suggested Kenneth Markovich was the employee in question in his online blog, published at 12:33 a.m. Feb. 27.
Temple of Israel, 194 Bankway Street, Lehighton, will hold a Nosh and Natter from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 31 in the Shul Social Hall. Everyone is invited to bring their favorite Passover dessert and memories to share.
Temple of Israel is also continuing the Mitzvah Project of the donation of canned goods to the Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley's kosher Food Pantry/Lehighton Community Food Pantry. Everyone is asked to bring a can of food to help others.
Future dates for Shabbat services are Friday, April 12; and Friday, May 17.
The Schuylkill County Commissioners rehired an audit firm which had audited the county's financial transactions in past years and approved by the county controller Christy Joy, in action taken at Wednesday's public meeting held at the courthouse in Pottsville.
The firm of Zelenkofske Axelrod (ZA), LLC, of Harrisburg, was hired for three years, 2012, 2013 and 2014, to perform the county's annual single audit under the county code and to perform the tri-annual audit of the 9-1-1 fund. The total cost of the agreement for the three year period is $234,684.
This year's Carbon-Tamaqua Telethon benefiting the American Cancer Society will again offer a Salute to Survivors.
During this segment, survivors are introduced and encouraged to talk briefly about battle their with cancer.
Salute to Survivors is scheduled for Saturday, April 6 at 8:30 p.m. The telethon airs live from Penn's Peak just outside Jim Thorpe.
Survivors are asked to confirm their appearance at email@example.com or by calling 570-668-4451. Callers are asked to provide their names and where they live.
It didn't take Bailey Pedersen long to learn the ups and downs of being a varsity softball pitcher.
The Tamaqua freshman experienced both sides of the game in her first varsity start against Lehighton in a non-league game on Thursday.
Pedersen got the best of the Indians with her rising pitch over the first six innings, as she accounted for 13 of the game's first 18 outs on strikeouts en route to a 6-3 win.
Emmanuel United Congregational Church, 509 Hamilton St., Bowmanstown, will serve a Free Community Easter Dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 31. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call (610) 852-2707.
Army Reserve Pvt. Mitchell P. Stepp has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
Marian senior Eric Swankoski will be continuing his academic and football careers at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Swankoski was a three-year member of the Colt varsity, playing both defensive back and wide receiver during his career
Swankoski had 13 receptions for 213 yards and two touchdowns this season and was selected as a Schuylkill County Coaches Association second team all-star.
In addition to football, Swankoski also plays basketball and baseball for the Colts.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Kester recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. They were married March 24, 1951 at St. John Evangelical & Reformed Church (now U.C.C.), by the Rev. Arthur D. Knoebel.
Mrs. Kester is the former Miriam Weston, daughter of the late William J. and Doris (Brewer) Weston of Tamaqua. Her husband is the son of the late Edward A. and Elva (Lindenmuth) Kester, also of Tamaqua.
Carbon County officials want to start a council of governments to help work on big projects.
During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, Commissioner Wayne Nothstein, chairman, announced that the county, in cooperation with state Sen. John Yudichak's office, will host a meeting to form a council of governments for elected officials in the area. The meeting, which is open to elected officials in all municipalities in the county, will be held at 6:30 p.m., April 23, in courtroom 1, located in the Carbon County Courthouse, Jim Thorpe.
State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a scattering of rubbish incident.
Troopers said garbage was dumped along Green Mount Drive, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County, on the property of Donald Powell, 66, of Effort, about 6:10 p.m. on March 21.
A black Toyota two-door coupe was spotted in the area at the time. Anyone who has information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 646-2271.
The gymnasium of Penn Kidder Elementary School was standing-room-only last week thanks to a large turnout of visitors to the school's Multicultural Night.
Hundreds of visitors came to the school to learn about the 44 countries represented by the exhibits that were on display in the school's gymnasium.
Those who visited and participated in the evening's event could see first-hand the differences or similarities in the diversity of cultures from all parts of our world.
Summit Hill Council shows it hardly exists
In Summit Hill, a lot of money was spent on upgrading borough-owned buildings. A new borough hall with a police station, a fire station, and a community center were all constructed at the same time.
Overall the project cost in excess of $3.5 million. It was a needed project and the buildings are both attractive and spacious.
The previous structures had major deficiencies - both structural and safety.
Shepherd House, Inc., is a food pantry system serving Carbon County in nine food pantries located throughout the county. The goal of Shepherd House Inc. is to continue to distribute emergency food supplies to the needy in Carbon County.
This worthwhile and important resource has been in existence for the past 29 years due to the efforts of hardworking volunteers and by way of funding them state government grants and the Carbon County United Way. In February, 2013, the pantries served a total of 1,004 households which included a total of 1,397 adults, 736 children and 429 elderly.
Sings songs about rain, pain, raising cain, and romantic gain
Most new country artists often mix other genres into their concerts.
Some add some pop. Others a little rock.
Heck, Jason Aldean even added some rap.
Gary Allan doesn't stray. He keeps it pure country.
Last night Allan performed at Penn's Peak before a near capacity crowd. Throughout his 22-set, from the opening number of "Tough Enough" to his finale "Songs About Rain," he sang ballads, love songs, story songs. He stuck to the brand and it was obvious the audience appreciated it.