Friday, October 24, 2014

Two people were injured Friday morning when they were involved in a crash along Route 54 in Nesquehoning. The crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. near the intersection with Park Avenue and Stock Street (Route 54). Police report Wes Hurley of Jim Thorpe was traveling east when he lost control of the vehicle while entering into the right berm, where his car impacted and snapped off a utility pole. Hurley and his passenger were both transported to St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale. Route 54 was closed for approximately an hour.

I just returned from an Old Broads Convention.

In reality, it was the 16th annual New England Traditions Convention for decorative painters, held in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

I said it was an Old Broads Convention because I swear, out of the almost 300 attendees, most were women, and one transvestite, with 90 percent of them over the age of 60. Half of them were probably over 70. Some walked with canes, others with walkers and there were even a couple with their Jazzy.

There's a good reason that the state legislature requires advance legal notices in daily newspapers for public meetings. It's to keep the public informed so they have the option of attending the meetings and voicing their opinions.

The public meeting notices include zoning hearing boards. While local boards are following the law and advertising hearings for such things as variance requests and special exceptions, many have been lax regarding the content of those ads.

Just this week, we saw zoning board hearings advertised for Rush Township and Lehighton.

KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Chicken with Pineapple and Vegetables

This recipe is a creation from my husband, with whom I'm happy to share kitchen duties.

Jim enjoys being creative, and here's a simple recipe he came up with earlier this week.

My favorite part is the sweetness from the pineapple.

Serve it on a bed of rice, and it's practically a one-dish meal.

Chicken with Pineapple

and Vegetables

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 cup flour

Half teaspoon salt

Quarter teaspoon black pepper

Quarter teaspoon garlic powder

1 medium sweet onion, chopped

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Rosemary Ondeck to Rosemary Ondeck, 11 E. Market St., P.O. Box 172, Tresckow, property at 11 and 13 E. Market St., $1.

Bank of America, N.A., to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, property at 8 Main Road, Junedale, $1.

East Penn Township

Tax Claim Bureau of Carbon County to David Shields Jr., Saylorsburg, property along Sand Quarry Road, $926.50.