Thursday, June 30, 2016
Mondelez is the company that also owns Oreo and Cadbury.
When the announcement was made Thursday morning, Hershey's stock reportedly grew 20% with rumors of the "Blockbuster Deal".
The bid would have be approved by the Hershey Trust which owns 81 percent of the Hershey Company.
Hershey is reportedly worth $21 Billion with Mondelez being worth over $60 Billion.
UPDATE (2:30PM) - The Hershey Company has announced that the board has unanimously rejected a takeover offer and that it provided "no basis for further discussion."
Story from Pennlive.com
The McAdoo Fire Company in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania will soon be able to purchase a new firefighting truck thanks to a United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development loan and grant combination.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Ed’s USA Auto Rentals, Pottsville has announced a Community Appreciation event in conjunction with the 129th anniversary of the Tilt Silk Mill & the 35th anniversary of Ed’s USA Auto Rentals.
Delano Township to Purchase Two New Municipal Vehicles with USDA Rural Development Loan and Grant Combo
Delano Township will soon be able to purchase two new municipal vehicles thanks to a United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development loan and grant combination.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Monday, June 27, 2016
HARRISBURG – The 2016 PIAA Class A softball champions were recognized by local legislators at the state Capitol on Monday.
In a joint effort with PATH (Pennsylvania’s Advanced Training and Hiring), Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) now offers a short-term program to assist students in learning the wide range of careers available in the healthcare field.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN—The Schuylkill River Heritage Area is inviting community partners and residents to a public meeting to help shape the future of the Schuylkill River National Heritage Area, including its signature project, the Schuylkill River Trail.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Heighten your child’s natural curiosity during a sensory nature walk with “Porcupine Pat” McKinney of the Schuylkill Conservation District on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 6:00-7:00 p.m. We will meet in the Waterfall Road parking lot of Sweet Arrow Lake County Park. The walk focuses on colors, textures, shapes, sounds and smells found in nature. This program is free and open to the public and is recommended for children ages 3-6.
Schuylkill County Treasurer Linda Marchalk announced Thursday that the interest income the County currently receives from its primary financial institution will double effective immediately.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Exhibit Classes – vegetable classes, youth classes, needle craft classes, food classes check out the fair’s premium book at www.schuylkillfair.dom/exhibits/ for all the new exhibiting classes..
Amusement Ride Company - Goodtimes Amusements LLC of Hellertown, PA will be the returning this yeas so the midway amusement ride company. Goodtime Amusements was established in 1988. They are a family run business, which provides amusement services to various non-profit organizations. Operating solely in the eastern portion of Pennsylvania Goodtime provides their sponsors with up to 20 rides along with food and game concessions. Goodtimes will be featuring three new rides at the Fair this year.
Side by Side Diesel Truck Drag Racing – Monday, August 1 in conjunction with Local drivers of Gas and Diesel Truck Pulls can be found on track.
Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Series –holds an East Coast National Pull with Limited Pro Stock Semi’s/466 Hot Farm Tractors, Pro Stock Diesel FWD Trucks
Dialed BMX Show – Thursday, August 4 at 6:30 on the track
Bear Creek Island Activities – activities and demonstrations on the island highlighting fly casting, fish identification and India lore.
Contests – “Schuylkill Grown” Cooking Contest, Yueng Wings, and Baking with Brew
Challenges- Frozen T-shirt, Cupcake Challenge, Toilet Paper Toss, Wet Sponge Relay,
Youth/Celebrity Obstacle Contest - Well know celebrities from various professions from all over the County of Schuylkill have accepted the challenge to participate in this contest. Mentored by 4-H and FFA livestock exhibitors the Celebrities will have to guide a livestock animal through and around various objects.
Celebrity Tractor Pull - Returning by popular demand. Pushing that throttle forward with all you might is what it is going to take for Schuylkill County natives to participate in the Celebrity Tractor Pull. Who has the nerve to push the machines to the limit?
Torres Family Circus – 6 & 8 pm daily amphitheater
Mrs. U’s Zoo ReUe – Weston Pavillion 6:30
Kids Tent – the Arts Barn Education Center Operating the Kids daily 4:30-7:30 daily; Tuesday12-7:30; Saturday 1-5
Farming for the Day (Expanded) – several new Ag learning stations was added to the ever changing small children learning center.
Find Farmer Fehr’s – barnyard animals are lost and you need to help Farmer Fehr find them. Schuylkill Talent Showcase - 5:30 & 6:30 – Mon. LA Dance Theatre (http://la-dancetheatre.com/) Tue. Vivian’s Dance Studio (570.385.2121) Wed. Xtreme Fitness Saint Clair, (Facebook:XtremeFitness), Thur. The Minor Notes Chorale (www.minornotes.org) Fri&Sat. Tamara Wapinsky(www.wapinskyvoicelessons.com )
Schuylkill ShowStoppers – Monday, August 1
Crazy Hearts – Tuesday, August 2
Jesse Wade Gang – Wednesday, August 3 - Outlaws of country performing for over 25 years.
Shawn Klush (Elvis Impersonator) – Thursday, August 4
Chad Reinert – Friday, August 5 (Pre-show)
Little Texas – Friday, August 5
Rusty Foulke – Saturday, August 6 (Pre-show)
David Cassidy in Concert– Saturday, August 6
On Monday, July 4, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. enjoy the patriotic sounds of the Pine Grove Community Band.
MINERSVILLE, PA. – There will be plenty of side-by-side and three- and four-wide action on Friday night as the No Sweat Service Group Street Stocks are featured in the Street Stock Summer Shootout 30 on Jasen’s Automotive Night at Big Diamond Speedway.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will hold open houses on Tuesday, July 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. at three convenient campus locations in Schnecksville, Allentown and Tamaqua (held off campus at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center at 125 Pine Street, Tamaqua, Pa.).
Monday, June 20, 2016
Pennsylvania Residents to Receive Refunds from $400 Million Settlement Reached with Apple Over E-book Price-Fixing Lawsuit
Sunday, June 19, 2016
MINERSVILLE, PA. -- Josh Weller and Mark Smith put on a spirited battle for the lead in the United Racing Company 25-lap sprint car feature on the Schuylkill Mall Night of Wings at Big Diamond Speedway as Weller would go on to score his first URC win of the year in the lone stop for URC to coal country this year.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Friday, June 17, 2016
Formerly the Pocono Wing Off, the newly branded festival will begin at 11 a.m. and run until 6 p.m. Rain or shine, the festival will take place in the Chalet Village located behind the grandstands of Pocono Raceway.
The event benefits Monroe County Meals on Wheels which will use the funds to bridge the gap between what their clients can pay and what the meals actually cost to produce and deliver. Monroe County Meals on Wheels serves 230 clients monthly with volunteers collectively driving more than 450 miles a day.
“We are tremendously grateful to Pocono Raceway and its staff for creating the new Pennsylvania Wing Festival to benefit Monroe County Meals on Wheels,” said Monroe County Meals on Wheels Executive Director Heidi Fareri. “Having lost our usual venue and with no suitable replacement, we were on the verge of canceling our wing off. Now, thanks to the commitment and generosity of Pocono Raceway, we can continue to help the elderly and disabled homebound of Monroe County receive nutritious meals and remain independent in their homes.”
Admission to the Pennsylvania Wing Festival is just $10. Event tickets may be purchased in advance, either online at www.poconoraceway.com/wingfest or by calling 1-800-RACEWAY. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate on event day. A $5 military discount will be offered and is available in-person with valid identification at the gate or in advance at the Pocono Raceway ticket office. Children under 48 inches are free. Wing tickets will be $1 and available for purchase at the event. Parking at Pocono Raceway is free.
The best wing joints from across the state will compete for bragging rights in addition to hefty prizes. Prizes will be awarded in four categories with $1,000 each going to the winners of hottest wing, best buffalo wing, best alternative wing and chef/VIP choice. Fans will vote on the best buffalo wing and best alternative wing, while judges will select hottest and chef/VIP choice.
Live music and children’s entertainment as well as fun for all ages will be offered. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.poconoraceway.com/wingfest.
For restaurants interested in participating, or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Christina Rodis-Durst at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.poconoraceway.com/wingfest.