Thursday, November 20, 2014

Franklin Township fire officials have declared the large brush fire in the Sunny Rest nudist camp under control.

It was reported to be caused by a fallen utility pole, with live electrical lines setting the heavy brush and leaves on fire, fueled by high winds.

It is not known how many acres were burned in the fire.

Twice fire officials raced to the parking lot of the Blue Ridge TV 13 studio nearby when flames raced through the embankment traveling toward the structure in heavy brush and a nearby field.

I received an email that brought tears to my eyes. It had a message of "Little things lead to big things."

If you have a computer, please look on the Internet for "Brokaw, the greatest generation and the candy bomber." It will be a 13-minute YouTube video. But it's worth every second.

It is the story of Col. Gail S. "Hal" Halvorsen, now a 94-year-old retired career officer and command pilot in the United States Air Force. He is known as the Candy Bomber.

On Monday, Summit Hill Borough Council is scheduled to act on an ordinance which calls for abolishment of the town's water authority.

Hopefully, council won't act on that ordinance.

This isn't to say that the borough taking over the authority is wrong. On the other hand, there hasn't been enough research done to show that this would be in the best interest of borough residents.

There certainly hasn't been enough information released publicly to justify the conversion from an authority to a council-controlled water department.

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

Kyle R. Tessitore to Edwin J. Steigerwalt Jr., P.O. Box 345, Palmerton, Lot 2, Germans Road, $77,000.

Franklin Township

Keith L. House to Daniel B. Mendolia, 400 Evergreen Road, Lehighton, property at 400 Evergreen Road, $245,000.

Kidder Township

Federal National Loan Mortgage Corporation to Denise Sabol, Wilmington, Delaware, property at 1315 Boulderfield Court, Lake Harmony, $212,500.

Monica Falciani to Joann M. Falciani, Woodbury, New Jersey, property at 414 Estates Drive, Lake Harmony, $92,740.83.