HEGINS - You may have seen a flash of sunny yellow paint while driving throughout Hegins and Hubley townships this summer.
That's because the 142 fire hydrants maintained by the Hegins-Hubley Water Authority are getting a paint upgrade this year - all part of on-going maintenance.
Authority Manager Demetrius Kasmari said it's been about five to seven years since all of the hydrants received a new coat. The American Water Works Association recommends the color scheme for hydrant painting, according to Kasmari.
OAK GROVE - Residents of Swatara Creek have reason to celebrate. There will be money to complete the streets in their development.
Pine Grove township solicitor, Gino DiNicola, informed residents during the July 9 board of supervisors' meeting that an agreement had been reached, settling a dispute over a 'Letter of Credit' held by the Union Bank, now Riverview Bank, the owner of the development and the township.
Parents may be encouraged to set some digital rules for their families during the summer, since the kids are home and likely watching a lot more TV, playing video games or playing on smart phones.
One author, who's a Schuylkill County native, has written a guide to assist anyone wading through technology dilemmas with their youngsters.
Amy Lupold Bair, a 1995 Tri-Valley graduate and mother of two, is the author of "Raising Digital Families for Dummies".
KLINGERSTOWN - Handiwork from a Klingerstown woman's family has found its place among treasures at The State Museum of Pennsylvania.
Faye Arleen Kopp, 90, donated woven baskets made by her grandfather, James Monroe Wehry, and braided rag rugs made by her mother, Minnie Wehry Kopp, which are currently on display.
Brother Johannes Zinzendorf, of the Mahantongo Heritage Center in Pitman, assisted Kopp with her donation and accompanied her to the museum in June to see the exhibit.