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Carbon County

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  • Fish for free all day in Pa. on Labor Day

    Start planning for Labor Day weekend now. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is holding its second Fish For Free day of the year on Sept. 3, and Mauch Chunk Lake Park is going to be the site of one of three free programs being offered by the...
  • Trout action should pick up with warmer weather

    Trout fishing opened in the 18-county Southeast Region of Pennsylvania last Saturday, and opens statewide on Saturday, April 13. Trout fishing opened in New York on April Fool's Day – no joke – and opens in New Jersey Saturday. With warmer...
  • How Postal Service, pit bulls intertwine: history can be bizarre

    At a pivotal point in history, the deputy postmaster for all the American colonies arrived in Bethlehem because of a grave threat to Pennsylvania, where the French and their Indian allies were winning the French and Indian War. If emergency defensive...
  • Beloved loons landed, got stranded because of ice, lights

    Beloved loons landed, got stranded because of ice, lights
    Before we get to a discussion of loons, which are worthwhile animals, it is necessary to again mention another category. That is because on Sunday, while discussing the traumatic (to humans and other innocent creatures) dining habits of pit bulls, I...
  • Cressleys hope to reopen Kriss Pines hatchery as Firefly

    Cressleys hope to reopen Kriss Pines hatchery as Firefly
    Kirk Cressley pointed with dismay to the 14 nearly 100-foot long empty fish pools that he cleaned out by hand shovel and wheelbarrow, a project that took a year to accomplish. After he and his wife, Denise, bought the former Kriss Pines Trout Hatchery...
  • Macungie Brittany wins national dog title

    A local male Brittany spaniel officiallly named "Hits All Jack'd Up" completed a rare repeat last month. The dog, owned by Joe Sikorski and Claire Ricci of Macungie, became just the fourth dog in history to win consecutive ABC National Gun Dog...
  • Helping veterans save a buck

    Many restaurants, stores and other businesses will be offering Veterans Day discounts Sunday and Monday to current and former members of our armed forces. To cash in, you may have to prove you served, which can be a problem for some veterans. They don'...
  • Trout season opens statewide in Pennsylvania on Saturday

    People in the Lehigh Valley have been trout fishing for almost two weeks now after the regional opener in Southeastern Pennsylvania kicked off on March 30. The rest of the state opens for trout season 8 a.m. this Saturday, April 13, and should see...
  • 'Pass with care' confuses in Carbon

    Q: Heading up the mountain on Route 903 north in Jim Thorpe, about a quarter-mile past the Jim Thorpe Memorial, there is a sign saying 'pass with care.' However, the solid double-yellow line never breaks. Can I still pass on the double yellow? —...
  • Baby girls to be made honorary Girl Scouts Monday

     
    More than 5,000 baby girls will be born in the United States on Monday March 12, and each will be invited to become an honorary member of Girl Scout Troop 2012 in honor of Girl Scouting's 100th anniversary. Monday is exactly 100 years since Juliette...
  • New bridges open on Turnpike's Northeast Extension, I-476

     
    The Pennsylvania Turpike Commission recently celebrated the opening of the new I-476 bridges over the Lehigh River in Parryville, and in East Penn and Mahoning townships, Carbon County. The side-by-side spans also carry traffic over the Lehigh Canal,...