Saturday, August 19, 2017

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Popsugar, a global lifestyle media brand, named Giant Food Stores the best grocery store in Pennsylvania describing it as “the best place to score weekly deals and specials.”

“We are honored to be named the best in Pennsylvania, and for the past 94 years we have grown and innovated to help serve our loyal shoppers. From digital coupons to Gas Extra Rewards, we are focused on saving our customers money,” said Tom Lenkevich, Giant president. “Thank you to our customers and associates who help make Giant the best place to save money, save time, and eat well.”

Saturday, August 19, 2017
This photo shows a “diamond ring” shape during the 2016 total solar eclipse in Indonesia. For the 2017 eclipse over the United States, the National Science Foundation-funded movie project nicknamed Citizen CATE will have more than 200 volunteers trained and given special small telescopes and tripods to observe the sun at 68 locations in the exact same way. R. BAER, S. KOVAC/CITIZEN CATE EXPERIMENT VIA AP

The upcoming solar eclipse has had just about everyone across the country boiling over with excitement, and as the days of waiting turn to hours and minutes, eclipse pandemonium is in full swing.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

In other action, Northern Lehigh School Board on Monday approved the following:

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Anais Martinez checks the condition of a flower in the river garden she worked on at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center over the summer. BENJAMIN WINN/TIMES NEWS

Twenty-two-year-old Anais Martinez of Allentown has concluded a 12-week environmental fellow internship with the Lehigh Gap Nature Center through the Alliance for Watershed Education.

Martinez helped educate local students, led tours and cultivated a garden at the center.

The program, funded by the William Penn Foundation in Philadelphia, allowed 23 young adults to intern with education centers associated with the alliance.

The centers are located on and near the Circuit Trail in the Delaware watershed, which provides 15 million people with drinking water.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

SNYDERSVILLE (AP) — A group of volunteers rescued more than 60 animals from the same home where humane officials found 122 cats two years ago.

Volunteers from Camp Papillon animal shelter and the Animal Welfare Society of Monroe took 66 cats and one dog from the home. The Pocono Record reports the owners of the home had recently been evicted and say bank contractors had padlocked the building closed earlier Wednesday.

The group was trying to catch around 15 cats that were still in the building Thursday.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Arthur J. Argall of Hometown graduated cum laude on May 18 from the New York University School of Law in the top quarter of the Class of 2017. He received the Desmarais LLP full-tuition merit scholarship for a student in intellectual property law and served as the Patent Committee co-chair for the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society.

While in New York, he served as an associate for the Cravath, Swaine and Moore and the Paul Hastings LLP law firms.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Bob Platzer, president and corporate executive officer of P.J.W. Restaurant Group, has received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 award at a gala on June 7 at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year is a business award for entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and success in areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Platzer was selected as the winner in the Hospitality Service.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Members of the Carbon County Fire Chiefs Association listen as Bill Richards of state Sen. John Yudichak’s office discusses bills that could help attract new members to fire departments. CHRIS REBER/TIMES NEWS

A steady decline in volunteers means that local fire departments often have to lean on each other when their pagers go off for a call.

“When people call 911, they expect you be there, and somebody unfortunately has to pay for it. The volunteers, bingos and breakfasts aren’t doing it anymore,” Bruce Berger, Assistant Chief for Albrightsville Volunteer Fire Company, said.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

PPL Corp’s second-quarter 2017 reported earnings were $292 million, or 43 cents per share, a decrease from second-quarter 2016 reported earnings of $483 million, or 71 cents per share.

Reported earnings for the first six months of 2017 were $695 million, or $1.01 per share, a decrease from $964 million, or $1.41 per share, for the first six months of 2016.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

An Effort man admitted in Carbon County court on Tuesday to assaulting his ex-girlfriend. He was one of five defendants in pending criminal cases to enter a guilty plea before Judge Joseph J. Matika.

Kidder incident

Richard H. Curry, 31, pleaded to one count of simple assault for an incident on June 26 along Laurel Woods Drive, Lake Harmony, Kidder Township.