Beaches close at Tuscarora, Locust Lake

Beaches close at Tuscarora, Locust Lake

Beaches closed today at Locust Lake and Tuscarora state parks because high water left from recent rains could raise the bacteria levels. The beaches will remain closed until the water recedes and tests show acceptable test results. Meanwhile, workers have posted signs...
A run in the fields helps a food pantry

A run in the fields helps a food pantry

The Rev. Carolyn Hetrick wore a T-shirt saying “God’s work Our hands,” but she told runners at the staring line that their feet were doing the work on Friday night. Runners and walkers covered a 4-kilometer course through a cemetery and farm fields...
S.O.S. — Save our Susquehanna

S.O.S. — Save our Susquehanna

Anyone who fishes, boats, walks or sight sees along the Susquehanna River can improve the water quality by donating to a campaign. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission started the Save Our Susquehanna effort three years ago. With a $10 gift, donors receive a...
Scuba demo July 21 at Locust Lake

Scuba demo July 21 at Locust Lake

The emergency rescue scuba diving team of Ryan Twp. will demonstrate techniques and equipment such as underwater video and wireless communication on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the south boat launch parking lot of Locust Lake State Park. Spectators can talk to divers while...
Urban wildlife not what it seems

Urban wildlife not what it seems

I thought, “That’s not a cat,” as an animal with a strange gait crossed an intersection ahead of me. Its rounded back reminded me of an armadillo until I reminded myself that there are no armadillos in West Hazleton. “Maybe it’s an...