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Year in review — October


October 7

Labor shortage, COVID mandates were the focus of a roundtable event hosted by the Northeast PA Manufacturers and Employers Association.

King Cole Winery owners Gerry and ...
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King Cole Winery owners Gerry and Chuck Cole inside the winery’s tasting room at 152 Kiehner Road, Schuylkill Haven.

Schuylkill County is home to a number of wineries offering traditional and unusual flavors.

South Schuylkill Garden Club hosts a program on spiders and other predatory insects in the garden.

October 14


Schuylkill River Greenways Board members celebrate progress on closing the trail gap from Hamburg to Auburn during an event held at the restored Auburn Schuylkill River Trail Bridge on Oct. 6. From left to right: John Wolfe, Carl Raring, Ira Walton, Mary S. Timpany and Mandy Fitzpatrick.

Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area celebrated progress on closing the trail gap connecting Schuylkill and Berks counties.

Solicitor Paul Datte informed Orwigsburg Borough Council that a notice to proceed was issued to MEI Demo and Excavation, Inc. for the demolition of a condemned home at 119 S. Liberty St.

In connection with more than 20,000 locations across the United States, St. Ambrose Church will hose the America Needs Fatima Rosary Rally at the Island Park Pavilion in Schuylkill Haven.

October 21

The Schuylkill Haven Area School District’s new sports performance center continues to take shape on the district’s campus behind the high school.


West Brunswick Township receives an award for improvements made on Red Church Road. Front row from left, Jackie Hollenbach of Mack Engineering; Township Supervisor Peggy Pritchard; Secretary-Treasurer John Bogish; Supervisor Todd Shappell, road master; Supervisor Ned Noecker, road crew; and Dave Sanko, executive director of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, Back row from left, Jason Wagner, Pennsylvania Highway Information Assocation;, Bob Degler, road crew; and Tim Deitzler, road crew.

West Brunswick Township has received an award for improvements made on Red Church Road.

Currently in its seventh year, The Church Has Left the Building is an opportunity for two local churches to work together and bring hope to multiple residents across southern Schuylkill County.

October 28

Medical experts say it is best to get the vaccine even if you’ve had COVID. It improves the chances of having a better outcome.

The Orwigsburg Lions Club helps others with the Hospital Equipment Loan Program (H.E.L.P.) It loans gently used medical equipment to residents who for one reason or another, need it.

Larry Dagna, anOrwigsburg Lions Club member, is the administrator of the club’s H.E.L.P. program that loans donated medical supplies to residents. (Janis McGowan — Special to South Schuylkill News)

Schuylkill Haven Borough Council has hired an assistant borough teasurer. The move comes in response to the announcement that borough treasurer Gloria Ebling will be retiring in mid-2022.

Source: Berkshire mont

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