Saturday, July 30, 2016
Friday, July 29, 2016
Thursday, July 28, 2016
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for Thursday afternoon and evening for Schuylkill County.
* SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN SCHUYLKILL COUNTY IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...
* UNTIL 745 PM EDT
* AT 448 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN THE
ADVISORY AREA. UP TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN.
ANOTHER INCH OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE IN THE ADVISORY AREA BEFORE THE
THUNDERSTORMS MOVE OUT OF THE REGION.
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN...POTTSVILLE...TAMAQUA...ST. CLAIR...RENNINGERS...
PORT CARBON...NEW PHILADELPHIA...ORWIGSBURG...PINE GROVE...
LANDINGVILLE...MIDDLEPORT...SUMMIT STATION...LAKE WYNONAH...
DEER LAKE AND PORT CLINTON.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Willie Nelson & Blackbird Presents are thrilled to bring the Outlaw Music Festivals’ top tier talent to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain. The picturesque setting and wide variety of festival attractions (including local cuisine, beer, and crafts by local artisans) will provide music fans in the region with an unforgettable festival experience.
Artist fan clubs and Citi® card member pre-sales begin Wednesday, July 27 at 10AM and run through Thursday, July 28 at 10PM. For complete Citi® card member pre-sale details through Citi's Private Pass® Program, visit http://citiprivatepass.com.
Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, July 29 at 10AM at ticketmaster.com, by phone 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster outlets and The Montage Mountain Box Office. VIP packages including great seats, premier parking pass, VIP club access and exclusive festival merchandise.
Overnight RV parking will open on Saturday, September 17 at 5PM. Festival day-parking opens Sunday, September 18 at 10AM. Festival gates open at NOON and music performances begin at 1PM. Visit http://outlawmusicfest.com for more details.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Geoff Gordon and the entire Live Nation team to bring this incredible musical experience to fans in Scranton and its surrounding communities,” says Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Presents.
OUTLAW MUSIC FESTIVAL LINE-UP:
Willie Nelson & Family
Neil Young + Promise of the Real
Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Lee Ann Womack
FOR COMPLETE FESTIVAL DETAILS VISIT THE OFFICAL WEBSITE:
Monday, July 25, 2016
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Schuylkill County Monday Afternoon.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
It has been a tale of two halves for sportsman driver Shawn Light.
Plagued by mechanical issues in the first half of the season, Light has come on strong in the second half as he held off Wayne Witmer in a fierce battle on Friday night at Big Diamond Speedway to claim the 20-lap U.S.S. Achey sportsman feature.
Other winners on Friday night were Andy Fayash III (Savage 61 roadrunners); Elvin Brennan III (No Sweat Service Group street stocks); Mike Garris, Sr., Ronnie Peck, (vintage cars) and Aaron Bowes (600 modifieds) also winners on Friday night
This Friday, the track will present Twin 20s for the CJ’s Tire & Automotive Services 358 modifieds along with the return of the ever popular American Racing Driver Club midgets along with the roadrunners and an Enduro Dash 60.
On Friday, the gates open at 5:30 on Friday with warmups at 7:45 and racing at 8:15. General admission is $25 while kids 12-and-under and active military with a valid ID are free.
Started third in the 20-lap sportsman feature, Light took the lead on lap 3 but it was short lived as Wayne Witmer got by him for the lead a lap later, a spot Witmer held until lap 7.
Light would retake the lead as he passed Witmer on the top side of Turn 1 and would clear him as they raced off of Turn 2 for the lead at the start of lap 7.
“The track was good and the high humidity help hold the moisture in the track and there could have been three lanes of racing tonight but there was definitely a high and low groove for racing,” Light said.
The race was plagued by a number of cations and on each restart, Light choose the outside lane.
“That lane was working for me,” he said of his lane choice.
The final caution came out on lap 15 and Light was able to hold off Witmer on the restart as the race went non-stop to the finish.
“We have things turned around as we are still learning this car and we now have an idea of what to do,” Light said. “That’s our third win in the six races we have finished. I think we’re doing pretty good.”
Witmer held on for second with Mike Lisowski, Ray Woodall Jr., and points leader Brandon Grosso, rounding out the top five.
Sixth through 10th were Doug Hendricks, Daryl Dissinger, Skylar Sheriff, Kyle Gruber, and T.J. Lily. Heats for the sportsman were won by Sheriff and Woodall, Jr.
The fifth win of the year in the roadrunner division for Fayash III almost didn’t happen
Fayash sprained his ankle around lunchtime on Friday and he wasn’t sure if he was going to race.
“I couldn't put weight on it until I iced it for a few hours,” Fayash said. “Luckily in the car I'm on top of the wheel enough that most of my throttle input requires straightening my leg rather than angling my foot, so driving wasn't too bad.”
Fayash, who started ninth, avoided a couple of early race incidents and then began to track down race leader Devin Trexler.
Fayash tried high and low to pass Trexler as the laps were winding down but his break came with two laps to go.
Fayash got a run on Trexler in Turn 2 and he used the high side to slip by him in Turn 4 to go on and score the win.
“Devin was running really well and he’s tough to pass,” Fayash said.
Trexler finished second with Steve Gromis, Jim Kost, and Terry Kramer rounding out the top five.
Sixth through 10th were Shon Elk, Dave Long Jr., Kyle Wingle, Dan Nagle and Tim Fitzpatrick Jr.
Heats for the roadrunners were won by Kris Ney and Devin Trexler.
Brennan III made it back-to-back wins in the 20-lap roadrunner feature, but it didn’t come easy for the former track champion.
Brennan was locked in a tight battle with Bobby Kupp for several laps as the two race side-by-side on the restarts. Brennan would take the lead for good on lap 13.
“It was an awesome night of racing and I have to give Jake and the track guys a big thumbs up for the great racing surface they gave us despite how warm it was and the high humidity,” Brennan said. “Bobby had a me a little concerned as I kept seeing his fender a time or two under me in Turns 1 and 2 but I had just enough to get the win.”
Kupp held on for second with Chris Derr, Eric Tripp and Kyle Saylor rounding out the top five.
Sixth through 10th were Leroy Long, Chris Heller, Mike Radocha, Rich Bossinger and Tyler Stump. Heats for the street stocks were won by Chris Derr and Kyle Saylor.
Arron Bowes won the 20-lap 600 modified feature over Rich Hitzler and Nathan Brinker. Heats for the 600s were won by Josh Bewley, Billy Koch and Bowes.
Mike Garris, Sr., won the Blast From The Past Vintage stock car feature while Ronnie Peck took the lead with two laps to go to win the modified feature.
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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Friday, July 22, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
All the activities are designed to introduce women to various outdoor activities and most of the instructors will be women.
Participants must be at least 16 years of age.
This day is free with all activities and lunch included. Registration is required by contacting Christy Zulli at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-622-3742, ext. 114.
Those attending will meet at the Waterfall parking lot to search for artifacts hidden in the earth of a portable dig. Children will use garden spades to find the buried items and Indian expert,
Dave McSurdy, will explain how the items were used. This program is free and suitable for children.