Posts tagged: Mahanoy City

Photo Contest Winner

A Closer Look Reveals Wonder Coal Cracker reporter Sara Dimmick, pictured above, won the Fresh Paint Days photo contest held in September when Coal Cracker Kids painted the Mahanoy City Lumber & Supply Company building. Sara’s prize was an Easy Macro lens for her smartphone, compliments of SandyLongPhotos. During the...   Read More

Ankle Injury ‘Casts’ a Shadow

By Oceana O’Boyle         On September 13th, I fractured my ankle playing in a seventh and eighth grade basketball game. This was my third game of the season. It was a home game, and I was super pumped. I was so upset when I couldn’t play. I...   Read More

Anthrasights Autumn Memories

Fall was a busy and scenic season. Coal Cracker journalists were in the field photographing some of the people and places that made autumn memories in and around the Anthracite Region. Pictured above, courtesy of Kaylee Lindenmuth, the Washington Hook and Ladder Fire Company in Mahanoy City reopened in October...   Read More

Volunteers Make a Visible Difference

Kassidy Ravina contributed to this article         MAHANOY CITY—Coal Cracker Kids’ new headquarters received a fresh coat of exterior paint in early September thanks to the hard work of many volunteers and a Fresh Paint Days grant from Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. The grant provided 20 gallons of...   Read More

Quiz Time for Two New Principals

By Joei Shaller and Myla Wall         COAL REGION–This year, Mahanoy Area and Shenandoah Valley high schools welcomed new principals into their school communities. We caught up with each principal to ask some questions about themselves and the year ahead. Coal Cracker: What was the biggest reason...   Read More

Siblings in Arms

Share Your Family Photos By Myla Wall         COAL REGION–There were many local families with multiple siblings who fought during World War II. The Oncidi family, from Mahanoy City, had eight boys in the war at the same time. The patriarch of the family, Giuseppe, was an...   Read More

Football Flashback

Alumni Battle in a Classic Clash   By Meredith Rhoades         SHENANDOAH-On August 11th, alumni members of Mahanoy Area and Shenandoah Valley high school football teams suited up once again in the First Annual Alumni Game held at Shenandoah’s Veterans Memorial Stadium. As any graduate of the...   Read More

Fresh Paint Days

Coal Cracker Kids is scheduled to receive a fresh coat of exterior paint on Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10, from 9 am to 5 pm, at its new headquarters, the former Mahanoy City Lumber and Supply Company at 435 West Centre Street in Mahanoy City. The event is...   Read More

Young Entrepreneurs

By David Lindenmuth         SCHUYLKILL HAVEN—Could the next Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey or Mark Zuckerberg hail from the Coal Region? Possibly, and a program hosted by the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce wants to maximize that chance by equipping students with the skills needed to achieve such a...   Read More

Gary Perna Journalist

By David Lindenmuth         HAZLETON–For as long as he can remember, 2010 Mahanoy Area graduate Gary Perna has wanted to be a news reporter. “I grew up watching Nolan Johannes every night on WNEP and always wanted his job,” Perna said. In 2012, Perna earned an Associate’s...   Read More

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