Friday, November 28, 2014

Both drivers were sent to area hospitals in a two-vehicle crash Friday on Hometown Hill.

According to those at the scene, including eyewitnesses to the collision, a Subaru Imprezu driven by an elderly man from the Lake Hauto area tried to enter Route 309 from Holland Street at 2:15 p.m. when the car shot across four lanes of traffic.

In the process, the Subaru collided with a northbound Dodge Grand Caravan and narrowly missed other vehicles before being stopped by impact with the southbound curb.

Holiday gatherings from Thanksgiving through New Years can be wonderful and memorable occasions.

They can also be stressful and the fuel that sparks hurt feelings and family feuds.

If you are the one hosting a dinner or party, the bulk of that stress will, by default, land on your lap. While there are things you can do to help reduce that stress, your guests can and should do their part to help things run smoothly.

The war on coal is a reality, and things are expected to get worse for the fossil fuel industry, which generates 40 percent of the nation's electricity.

Already suffering from the switch by utilities to cheap and cleaner-burning natural gas, Pennsylvania and the Appalachian region must also deal with EPA pollution standards which will steepen the decline. For years, environmental groups have been targeting plants for producing carbon dioxide emissions that scientists link to global warming.

Country superstar's new  book an entertaining dream

Things get hectic this time of year. Not only are we looking for gifts, we're also looking for fun, easy ways to entertain.

Because we're so busy, we also want to make simple weeknight meals because other than those marathon cooking days, like Thanksgiving and Christmas, we just don't have time to spend in the kitchen.

I think Martina McBride might have the answer to your problems.

The country singer superstar recently published a beautiful cookbook and entertainment guide that offers an array of recipes for special gatherings and family-friendly options.

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Michele DiMichino to Russell S. Muffley, 767 Fireline Road, Palmerton, Lot 1, James F. and Julie A. Strohl Minor Subdivision, $46,000.

James O. Dailey to Dennis J. Dailey, 10 Lilac Lane, P.O. Box 321, Tamaqua, parcel No. 71-9-A25, 11-1/2 acres, $1.

James O. Dailey to John O. Dailey, 282 Lauchnor Road, Lehighton, parcel No. 71-9-A26.01, 1.4512 acres, $1.

James O. Dailey to Thomas J. Dailey, Easton, parcel No. 71E-9-A8, 20.598 acres, $1.

Franklin Township