Sunday, February 26, 2017

Thunderstorms are beginning to move through the area from the West.

Winds could gust as high as 33 mph. Hail is being spotted in some parts of the region.

Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Video of the storm:


Are you one of those people who keep saying they don’t have enough time?

I am.

I look at my little pocket calendar trying to find an open date when I can do something new or perhaps go to a concert I want to see. All I see on the calendar are days filled in with appointments, interviews or previously scheduled events.

Ahhh, I wish I had more time.

Here’s an intriguing question for you to ponder.

If you had more time, perhaps one more day in your week, what would you do with it?

Dear Sen. Toomey,

I did not vote for you in 2010. Not because you are a Republican, but because I had serious disagreement with your stances on LGBTQ rights, the ACA and fracking.

There have been times when I supported legislation you proposed. In 2013, in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, I was proud of the stance you took in trying to pass common sense gun control and, I remember thinking that it was a brave stance for a senator from a state where gun rights are a serious hot-button issue.

Drawing a crowd of spectators isn’t hard for ice sculptor Evan Hughes.

Hughes has been doing ice sculptures for two and a half years. He works in other mediums, such as wood and clay, for his personal work.

“My whole family is artistically inclined,” Hughes said.

He started at Sculpted Ice Works because of his brother. Sculpted Ice Works opened in 1999 and serves the Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey areas.

Hughes did live demonstrations at Blue Mountain Resort on Feb. 4 and 5 for the annual Winter Fest.

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Joseph Gramlich to Anita Comer, 48 Bench Lane, Lehighton, property at 48 Bench Lane, $230,000.

Thomas K. Swolensky to Susan E. Swolensky, 53 Sassafras Road, Lehighton, property at 53 Sassafras Road, $1.

Franklin Township

Nationstar Mortgage LLC, to Bank of America N.A., Houston, Texas, property at 125 Watson Park Blvd., $227,685.

Jim Thorpe

Kevin Mandic to Lawrence Hall Alexander, 102 Chippy Circle, Jim Thorpe, property at 102 Chippy Circle, $121,000.