Photo of Shenandoah Valley High School students who participate in football and cheerleading.
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Farewell to Summer 2017

COAL REGION—Throughout the summer, Coal Cracker journalists were snapping photos of local people and places, as well as a few out of the way attractions experienced while on vacation. Here’s a look back at summer 2017 in and around the Anthracite Region.

Photo of a Shenandoah Valley High School graduate 2017.

Shenandoah Valley graduate Austin Uholik, of Shenandoah, hugs Alyssa Buchanan, of Shenandoah Heights, following commencement ceremonies on June 8. Photo by David Lindenmuth.

Photo of a child attempting to keep up with runners finishing the summer 2017 Coal Cracker 10K race in downtown Shenandoah on June 10. Photo by David Lindenmuth.

A child attempts to keep up with runners finishing the Coal Cracker 10K race near its finish line in downtown Shenandoah on June 10.

Photo of Shenandoah Mayor Andrew J. Szczyglak and Marissa Szczyglak.

Shenandoah Mayor Andrew J. Szczyglak and Marissa Szczyglak take a break from making bleenies to pose for a photo during the Polish American Fire Company’s block party on June 30. Photo by David Lindenmuth.

Photo of a little league baseball all star attempting to tag a sliding player out at home plate.

A Shenandoah Little League All-Star attempts to tag a sliding Pine Grove Little League All-Star out at home during their round-robin matchup, held at Shenandoah’s Joe “Shorty” Uholik Memorial Stadium on July 3. Photo by David Lindenmuth.

All in the family: Alyssa Petri, Jonathan Boris, Justin Mulhall, and Theresa Mulhall, relatives and members of Shenandoah’s Columbia Fire Company, stand ready at a fire scene on West Centre Street in the borough on July 4. Photo by David Lindenmuth.

Aerial photo of the Canada Falls from the Skylon Tower, Niagara Falls, Ontario.

The Canada Falls from the Skylon Tower, Niagara Falls, Ontario. The Skylon Tower is an observation tower with an arcade and a revolving restaurant. Photo by Rhiannon Barkus.

Photo of fireworks at Niagara Falls by Rhiannon Barkus.

Niagara Falls, Canada, July 4. Photo by Rhiannon Barkus.

Photo of glass flowers at the Corning Museum of Glass.

Glass flowers from the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York. Photo by Rhiannon Barkus.

Photo of a child participating in face painting during Mahanoy City’s Community Day event.

A child participates in face painting during Mahanoy City’s Community Day event, held at Main and Centre Streets in the borough on July 8. Photo by David Lindenmuth.

Photo of Maude Karwois of Girardville celebrating her 100th birthday.

Maude Karwois, left, of Girardville, celebrates her 100th birthday with Girardville Fire Chief Frank Zangari, third from left, and members of the Rangers Fire Company on August 1. Photo by David Lindenmuth.

Photo of Shenandoah Valley High School students who participate in football and cheerleading.

Alvin Ortiz and Danielle DiNofa pose for a photo during Shenandoah Valley’s Fall Sports Media Day, on August 17, at Shenandoah’s Veterans Memorial Stadium. Photo by David Lindenmuth.

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