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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Only lasting a few minutes, this unusual tunnel-like cloud formation appeared over the Dutch Hill section of Tamaqua Wednesday evening.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The scheduled demolition of the American Fire Co. No. 1 building on Bertsch Street in Lansford will be delayed until the State Office of Historic Preservation has a chance to review the plans, according to Assistant Fire Chief Joseph Greco.

Council on April 10 awarded the job to Shea Industries Inc., of Clarks Summit, Lackawanna County. the company had bid $23,723, the lowest of six bids for the job.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The South Team had a strong showing again on Wednesday, the second day of the Carbon County Senior Games.

The teams are divided into North and South. The South Team is composed of Lehighton and Palmerton; the North Team is composed of Panther Valley, Jim Thorpe/Penn Kidder, and Weatherly.

By the close of Tuesday's darts tournaments, the top scorer was Lehighton, with 223 points, Jim Thorpe with 90, followed by Palmerton with 60, then Panther Valley with 52, and Weatherly with 6.

The individual results for the darts tournament were:

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Residents in the area who basked in balmy temperatures and admired their gardens of Mother's Day were startled this morning when they woke to March-like temperatures and a record snowfall. On Friday, the temperature had risen to 82 degrees. During the night, a bristling arctic air mass pushed down from Canada and sent temperatures plummeting to 32 degrees. Nearly two inches of snow was reported in Coaldale and Summit Hill.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Students at North Schuylkill High School received a lesson how county government operates as the Schuylkill County commissioners visited the school Wednesday and held a public meeting.

Chairman Frank Staudenmeier explained that the quick actions taken on approving items on the agenda does not mean they have not been thoroughly studied and researched. He told the students this is done at a work session the commissioners hold a week before the public meeting. Commissioner George Halcovage passed out copies of the agenda to the students.

Business actions

Thursday, May 9, 2013

You are invited to come "Under the Sea" and let the magical world of Ariel, a mermaid princess, unfold in the Pleasant Valley Middle School's musical production of "The Little Mermaid." You'll be charmed by all of Ariel's friends like Flounder, Scuttle and Sebastian.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Kathleen Spirk, of Palmerton, gets an early start this morning as she checks out the colorful hanging baskets available for purchase at the 2013 Annual Spring-A' Fair Palmerton Hospital Auxiliary Plant Sale located at the main entrance to the Palmerton Hospital. The sale runs today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

An Eastern Screech Owl was being shown by Rachel Taras, an education specialist at Hawk Mountain, as people gathered for a volunteer day at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center. Everyone who volunteered in the past 10 years received an invitation.

As a catered dinner was enjoyed, music was provided by Bella Musica, a string ensemble.

A short video that will be used to introduce people to the Center was being shown in the conference room. It was put together by Kathy Romano, Lee Sivak, Donna Gasser, Phil Fair as narrator and Brian Birchak who tied everything together.