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Monday, April 1, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Mike Bodyl of Tresckow puts a fish in his net while wading in the Little Schuylkill River at the bottom of the Hometown Hill in Tamaqua.

Fisherman have taken to the rivers and streams during the start of the regional open day of trout season. Regional areas include all waters in Adams, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill and York counties. Statewide trout season starts April 13.

Monday, April 1, 2013
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Fire companies from throughout Northampton County responded to a brush fire Saturday afternoon on or near the PennDOT shed at the intersection of Blue Mountain and Mountain View roads in Danielsville. The incident began at 3:30 p.m. with numerous companies responding with brush trucks and tankers. The flames quickly spread to fields and nearby brush by a steady breeze. Some firefighters utilized all-terrain vehicles to gain access to the flames in the heavy brush.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Lansford American Legion Post #123 held an Easter egg hunt at the Lansford pool on Saturday, March 23 at 1 p.m. Hundreds of children came out despite the cooler weather. More than 2,000 eggs were placed along the pool grounds for the children to find.

Monday, April 1, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Children spent time fishing with friends and family during the first day of regional trout season held at the Kellner's Dam in Tamaqua. Kellners Dam Association members stocked the dam with 100 trout the day before. Nicholas DiBartolo, 7, of Tamaqua, smiles as he holds up his fish.
Monday, April 1, 2013
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS

Easter was simply ducky for 2-year-old Mackenzie Fritzinger of Tamaqua, who spent Saturday afternoon making two new friends along the Tamaqua Riverwalk near Cedar Street. The toddler arrived with an armload of bread, which proved to be the perfect treat for her feathered friends. But every time Mackenzie tried to pet them, her fickle friends quacked at her and waddled away.

Monday, April 1, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

10-month old Abraham Greenly, enjoys the remains of an egg pinata during an Easter celebration Sunday morning at the Tamaqua Salvation Army. Abraham is the son of Salvation Army volunteers Melissa Latham and Matt Greenly.

Monday, April 1, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Brandon, 11, fishes with his mother Valerie Fogarty, of New Ringgold, at the desilting dam in Clamtown during the first day of regional trout season on Saturday. Regional areas include all waters in Adams, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill and York counties. Statewide opening day of trout season is April 13.

Monday, April 1, 2013
Members of the Tamaqua Salvation Army Corps held their annual "son"rise service at 6 a.m. Easter morning at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Tamaqua. This has been a tradition for the Corps for over 40 years. Major Sharon Whispell stands outside with members of the Corps' congregation during the service.

Forty degree weather didn't stop parishioners of the Tamaqua Salvation Army Corps from singing during the Corps son-rise service.

Monday, April 1, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Jacob Mummey, 7, shares an egg with his brother AJ, 2, during a family egg hunt Easter morning in Tamaqua. They are the sons of Glenn and Cristine Mummey.