VALLEY VIEW - If a helicopter is needed in the Hegins Valley for an emergency, there is now a safe, designated location for the pilots to land.
Kenneth Graham, assistant Hegins Township EMS Coordinator, members of the local Boy Scout Troop and private citizens have donated money and time to construct a helipad at the township complex, off of Gap Street in Valley View.
"This was needed," said Graham. "We were running out of space to land helicopters here in the valley. We recently had a woman who was severely hurt and we had no place to land a medivac helicopter."
PINE GROVE - Two officers of Hugs & Kisses, a local community service organization, attended the Pine Grove Borough council meeting July 16 to inform council of its busy upcoming schedule, and readily agreed to take on yet another project.
Secretary Kathy Schnoke requested council consider a clean-up of the borough and agreed Hugs & Kisses would take the lead in organizing the event which council president Scott Zimmerman said the council would fully support.
HEGINS TWP. - It's been a problem for years, and one land-owner is fed up and is hopeful that Hegins Township Police can put an end to the problem.
The Rev. Carl D. Shankweiler has owned land for many years on Gap School Road and has spent countless amounts of money and time picking up other people's rubbage.
Shankweiler said earlier this month he found fresh dumped garbage on the property adjoining his on Gap School Road, better known as Schwenks Hall.
If summer's blazing sun has you fired up, you may want to consider the cool possibilities available at your neighborhood swimming pool.
The Citizen-Standard visited a few pools in the region, capturing folks while they sought relief from the heat and found fun places to wind down. Some pools featured speedy slides, climbing walls and floating attractions. Others offered "springy" diving boards, swimming lessons, special events and tasty concessions.