COAL REGION–Coal Cracker reporters were roving the region, and beyond, this spring, capturing special moments and events. Enjoy these glimpses of life in and around the Anthracite Region.
Above, a photo by David Lindenmuth of an empty center court at the Schuylkill Mall, in Frackville, decorated for Easter, on April 3. It was revealed in early May that the mall’s new owner, Northpoint Development, gave tenants 60-90 days to leave the mall before it closed permanently. As of Coal Cracker’s press date, there has been no word as to what will be done with the mall property.
Children raced for eggs during the Shenandoah Easter Egg Hunt, held on April 15 at Bicentennial Park. Photo by David Lindenmuth.
Coal Cracker Editor Serena Bennett, right, and her mother Laura attended the March for Science in Washington DC on Earth Day, April 22. Co-hosted with the Earth Day Network, the rally was “a call for politicians to implement science based policies, as well as a public celebration of science and the enormous public service it provides in our democracy, our economy, and our daily lives.” Contributed photo.
The pitcher for Phoenix Fire Company’s Shenandoah Little League Team wound up against Glover’s Hill Athletic Club’s Little League Team on April 22 as his short stop readied for the play. Photo by David Lindenmuth.
Beauty can be found in the most unexpected places, such as this colorful puddle of oil along a rural Barnesville, PA road. Photo by Joei Shaller.
Shenandoah Junior Firefighter Andrew Kilkenny on the borough’s South Main Street at the scene of a house fire on April 25. Photo by David Lindenmuth.
Shenandoah Valley Softball catcher Kathy Selbi between innings as the Blue Devils faced Schuylkill Haven on April 26 at Shenandoah’s Bicentennial Park. Photo by David Lindenmuth.
Shenandoah Area Hometown Hero banners were hung in the downtown on May 11. Volunteers worked throughout the day to place the banners along the borough’s Main Street. Photo by David Lindenmuth.
Senator David Argall (R-29) enjoyed the Shenandoah Kielbasi Festival on May 20. Photo by David Lindenmuth.
A few furry residents of the Wolf Sanctuary of PA, in Lititz, relax in their environs during Memorial Day weekend. For more than 30 years the sanctuary has offered refuge to wolves who have found themselves without a place in the natural world. Photo by Oceana O’Boyle.
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