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Local School Closings & Delays (January 21, 2019)

Local School Closings & Delays for Monday, January 21st, 2019:

UPDATED AT 5:06PM @ 1/20/19

Mahanoy Area: CLOSED Tomorrow

Minersville Area: CLOSED Tomorrow

North Schuylkill: CLOSED Tomorrow

Pine Grove Area: CLOSED Tomorrow

Schuylkill Haven: CLOSED Tomorrow

Trinity Academy: CLOSED Tomorrow

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Local School Closings and Delays (January 18, 2019)

The following local schools have announced closings or delays for Friday, January 18th, 2019.

UPDATED 11:39AM on 1/18/2019

  • Assumption BVM- 2 Hour Delay
  • Blue Mountain- 2 Hour Delay
  • Gillingham Charter- 2 Hour Delay
  • Lehighton SD- 2 Hour Delay
  • Mahanoy Area SD- 2 Hour Delay (includes all transportation)
  • Marian Catholic- 2 Hour Delay
    North Schuylkill- 2 Hour Delay
    Panther Valley- 2 Hour Delay
    Pine Grove Area- 2 Hour Delay
    Saint Ambrose- 2 Hour Delay
    Saint Nicholas (Minersville)- 2 Hour Delay
    Schuylkill IU 29- 2 Hour Delay
    Schuylkill Haven- 2 Hour Delay
    Shenandoah Valley SD- 2 Hour Delay
    Tamaqua Area- 2 Hour Delay
    Tri-Valley- 2 Hour Delay
    Williams Valley- 2 Hour Delay

Llewelyn Good Intent to Hold 8th Annual ATV Run

The first weekend in August has typically been one of the busiest for the past seven years in the little village of Llewellyn in Branch Township, Schuylkill County.

The Good Intent Hose Company #1 of Llewellyn, PA will kick off it’s 8th Annual ATV Run weekend beginning Thursday, August 2nd at 5pm with its annual ATV Run Cheesesteak Night. You can try a famous Llewellyn Cheesesteak. JEM will be there from 8-11pm.

Friday, August 3rd, the annual spaghetti dinner will be served from 5-8pm, and is open to the public. “The Local Boys” is set to be there Friday night from 9pm-12am.

Breakfast will be served from 6-10am on Saturday, August 4th. Sapphire will be there that same night performing from 7-10pm after the run.

The participants will ride dirt bikes, ATVs and UTVs through varying terrain on a well marked course.

As in previous years, local power-sports dealers and many other vendors related to the event will have stands on the firehouse grounds. Homemade food will be available throughout the event.

As usual, Boy Scout Troop 600, Llewellyn, will be on the trail selling hot dogs and drinks. They will also be selling 50/50 tickets, which in previous years has had quite a large share of money. Make sure to stop in to get a dog and cold water or soda for a reasonable price!

The event was created way back in 2011 as a fund raiser for the Good Intent Hose Company. This covers the rising costs of firefighting equipment, insurance, and fuel skyrocket a few members decided to think outside the box.

Registration is going on the rest of the week.

Hours are as follows:

  • Wednesday: 6PM-9PM

  • Thursday: 1PM-9PM

  • Friday: 1PM-9PM

  • Saturday: 7AM-12PM

  • Picture ID is required for all riders.
  • RULES FOR THE RIDE CAN BE FOUND HERE!
  • To learn more about the department and the event, visit http://www.llewellynhose.com Find the event page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/llewellynatvrun

    We hope to see you there!

    Local Schools Dismissing Early

    Blue Mountain – High School and Middle at 11:00am;  Elementary at 11:35am

    Gillingham Charter- early dismissal at noon; transportation will vary

    Minersville- HS at 11:50, EC at 12:15, Llewellyn at 12:30, NO PM 4K

    Nativity BVM- Early dismissal at 11:45am.

    Pine Grove – High School and Middle at 10:15am; Elementary at 10:45am

    Pottsville- HS at 11, MS at 11:30, Elem at 12:00.

    Saint Clair- dismissing at noon..

    St. Nicholas (Minersville)- dismissing at 11:30AM.

    Schuylkill IU 29- dismissing at 12PM

    Schuylkill Maple Ave- dismissing at 12PM.

    Schuylkill Vocational Center North/South- dismissing at 12 PM

    Schuylkill Haven –   Elementary at 11:35am, HS and Middle at 12:00pm, Middle School Thon will be rescheduled for Monday, March 5th from 4:30pm to 7:00pm

    High Wind Warning Issued into Saturday Morning

    A HIGH WIND WARNING has been issued for Schuylkill County. This will remain in effect 6 AM FRIDAY TO 6 AM EST SATURDAY.

    The following will be encountered:

    * WINDS…Northwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

    * TIMING…Winds will increase after midnight and will gust to 60

    mph Friday into Friday night.

    * IMPACTS…Strong to damaging winds may blow down limbs, trees,

    and trigger power outages. Travel will be difficult,

    especially for high profile vehicles.

    Local Boy Scout Installs New Roof on Llewellyn Community Building

    (Submitted)

    Back in October, you could find Boy Scout Seth Hubler, 17, and friends removing the deteriorating roof on the Llewellyn Community Building, who is ran and maintained by the Branch Township Booster Club, and then installing a brand new shingle roof.

    The project is apart of Hubler’s goal of becoming an Eagle Scout.

    People that could be found on site aside of Hubler assisting with this project include Jeff & Greg Hubler of Phoenix Park Home Building & Remodeling, JoAnn Hubler, New Minersville, Tom Witmer & Brandon Witmer, Llewellyn, Christine Haldeman, Pottsville, Frank Kralick Pottsville, Scott Hunyara, New Minersville, Michael Quinn, Auburn, Logan Fisher, Hegins, and Jim & James Chicora Jr., Newtown.

    He would also like to thank all of his donors including Scott Millwork, Werner Lumber, ABC Supply, and all of the private and monetary donors.

    Here are some pictures of before, during, and after the project was completed:

    Local Lemonade Stands Donate to Fire Company and Get Quite the Surprise

    Two local kid-ran lemonade stands announced that they would be donating half of their tips to the Good Intent Hose Company #1, which was broken into a day ago.

    The two lemonade stands, both within .5 a mile of each other were surprised when WNEP-16, the Minersville Borough Police, and Good Intent Fire Company President John Bushar and other members showed up in one of their fire trucks, to support the lemonade stands.

    The two lemonade stands include:

    The Cafe Kurtek, is located on South Delaware Avenue (across from the site of the former Legion Building).

    The other lemonade stand is located at 418 North Delaware Avenue, just a few 100 feet from the North Delaware Soccer Complex.

    The coverage of the story by WNEP will also later tonight on Local Channel 2.

    The Good Intent Hose Comapny posted videos of when they surprised the lemonade stands. Watch them be surprised by clicking the links below:

    North Delaware Lemonade Stand Footage

    Cafe Kurtek Footage

    Good Intent Hose Company Becomes Victim of Robbery Two Days After Their Largest Fundraiser of the Year

    According to WNEP-16, the Good Intent Hose Company #1, Branch Township, became victim of a morning robbery today (August 7th), two days after their largest fundraiser of the year, their annual ATV Run, which attracts thousands of off-road enthusiasts to participate in a 25+ mile ride in the PA Coal Region.

    They believe whoever broke in was attending the event on Saturday, and that they were looking for cash.

    When members of the fire company arrived, the place was trashed. Their office was ransacked. The window to the office was smashed and the DVR for the security cameras was gone, leaving them no surveillance and future protection of the building. Among other items, the cash register, safe and filing cabinets were broken into, in an effort to steal cash.

    A GoFundMe has been set up replace and repair items damaged and stolen in the burglary. Specifically, money will go into replacing the surveillance system with a newer more  monitored secure setup, installation of security bars over all windows. Click here to donate.

    ***If anyone has any information or if you think you may have seen something suspicious Sunday night into Monday, the fire company asks that you please let anyone belonging to it and Branch-Reilly cops know. All information will be kept confidential.***

     

    We need to replace the surveillance system with a newer more secure setup, install security bars over all windows, install a monitored security system and replace all the damaged items.

    Good Intent Hose Company Poker Run to be held this Saturday

    The first weekend in August has been the busiest for the past six years in Branch Township, Schuylkill County. 

    The Good Intent Hose Company #1 of Llewellyn, PA kicks off its seventh annual ATV Run weekend beginning tonight, Thursday, August 3rd at 5pm with Cheesesteak Night. Come try a locally famous Llewellyn Cheesesteak while listening to the sounds of “Close Enough,” and acoustic guitar/vocal duo from 8 to 11.
    Friday evening a spaghetti dinner will be served from 5-8pm, and is open to the public. Local band “Almost Famous” is set to perform inside the bar Friday night from 9-12 with no cover charge.
    Breakfast will be served from 6-10am on Saturday August 5th.
    The participants ride dirt bikes, ATVs and UTVs through varying terrain on a marked course. 
    Overflow parking at an affordable rate can be found at the Llewellyn Scouting Building, which has direct trail access.
     Local powersports dealers and various vendors related to the event will be exhibiting their wares on the firehouse grounds, which is also the start and end of the course. Homemade “block party food” will be available throughout the event.
    Boy Scout Troop 600, Llewellyn, will also be on the trail selling hot dogs and drinks.
    Following the riding portion, winners are announced and “Adrenalyn” takes the stage from 7pm through the end of the evening.
    The event was created in 2011 as an alternative fund raiser for the Good Intent Hose Company. 
    As the costs of firefighting equipment, insurance, and fuel skyrocket a few members decided to think outside the box. 
    Instead of the standard dinners, bingos, and other fundraisers they decided to try something different.
    As the fire company is located on the edge of the wilderness, it was almost a no-brainer.
    The first event was held in the summer of 2011 and drew 477 participants, and grew rapidly from there.
    In 2016 the number of registered riders was 2,298.
    To learn more about the department and the event, visit http://www.llewellynhose.com Find the event page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/llewellynatvrun
    We hope to see you there!

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