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Schuylkill County PPL Power Outage - 08/28/11 05:06 PM
Thanks to Irene, thousands of households in Schuylkill County are without power still, on Sunday night. Here is a summary of PPL power outages in Schuylkill County, PA. Berks County and other surrounding areas are also affected. Thousands are without power, including those in Pottsville and earlier Lake Wynonah was affected.
Via Toni Weidman, New Port Richey, Florida (Re/Max Sunset Realty): I found a recipe for grilled peaches that is wonderful. But then decided it needed a make-over to make it easier so I’ve posted both versions here: The original from Fresh Market: and Toni’s Not Grilled Peaches. Ingredients:4 Tbls unsalted butter-melted.2 Tbls dark brown sugar1 tsp ground cinnamon4 peaches, unpeeled, halved, and pitted.⅓ c white baking chocolate, finely (0 comments)
Money is tight! (Duh. Understatement of the year, I know). But that doesn't mean we must shut down all the perks and squeeze the staff and agents till they cannot breathe any more.There are plenty of small things that cost very little (or nothing) to enact to make the office fun, positive, and a place where agents and the staff enjoy going to work every day. Just get creative!For example...
1. Reward one agent each month with a special parking space prominently in front of the office. Pick different critera: number of new listings this month, dollar volume closed (6 comments)
Meet Erica Ramus - 08/28/11 11:12 AM
I was honored with this post! I should have photographed Jon and Olga as well. I love meeting people who I have "met" online only. Last year I went to Phoenix and the Grand Canyon and met up with several great people -- Jay Thompson, Sedona Kathy, and Carra Riley in particular. While the meetups were brief they were memorable. Every time I travel I do try to meet as many online friends as possible. This was a great trip. My only regret is that I missed meeting Jon's daughter Inna and her husband John, and I also missed coffee with (4 comments)
Want to see the most current information on HUD homes for sale in Schuylkill County? Here is a link to the HUD Homestore for Schuylkill County listings. Call US to place your HUD bid. We know what we’re doing! We’ll help you get into the home of your dreams, or buy an investment property through HUD. Call 570-622-6006 for more info.
Pottsville Area School District Information - 08/28/11 10:17 AM
School starts tomorrow, August 29, 2011 here in most Schuylkill County schools, including the Pottsville Area School District. Like many of the area schools Pottsville has a dress code policy, which you can read about here. Some changes were made in July 2011 so if you have a student in this district, pay attention to the yellow highlights. Many Pottsville residents are hard core football fans and enjoy buying season tickets. Here is the game info for 2011 season. The sports season is online for all Pottsville Area school sports.
POTTSVILLE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT FOOTBALL TICKETS & ALL SPORT PACKAGE (1 comments)
Blue Mountain School District Information - 08/28/11 10:08 AM
Classes start Monday (tomorrow!) at Blue Mountain School District here in rural Pennsylvania and I thought I'd post some basic information about the district. As of September 2011, we have 3 separate elementary schools (West, East and Cressona). That may be changing in the future, though). We have one consolodiated Middle School (grades 5-8) and one High School (9-12). Blue Mountain School District does have a dress code. A copy of the Blue Mountain Dress Code policy is available (click on link). At first some students and parents didn't like it, but the dress code is very simple and makes choices (0 comments)
Schuylkill County School Information - 08/28/11 09:52 AM
As we head back to school next week, I thought I'd post Schuylkill County School Information so you can quickly find links to all our Schuylkill County School Districts:
Schuylkill County Schools Blue Mountain School District Mahanoy Area School District Marian Catholic High School Minersville Area School District Nativity BVM High School North Schuylkill Area School District Pine Grove Area School District Saint Clair Area School District Schuylkill Haven Area School District Schuylkill IU 29 Shenandoah Valley School District Tamaqua Area School District Tri-Valley Area School District Williams Valley Area School District ————————————————————————————– PENNSYLVANIA School Ratings Schuylkill County Public School Reviews (0 comments)
Schuylkill County Hurricane Irene Update - 08/28/11 09:42 AM
Schuylkill County Hurricane Irene Update As of 9 am on Sunday, the powerful storm system Irene has weakened to a tropical storm, but authorities warn that its 65-mph winds are still very dangerous. Here in Schuylkill County we have strong winds but relatively quiet in my neck of the woods. Rain started to fall here yesterday afternoon, and intensified as Saturday night / early Sunday morning went on.
Across the hurricane's path, in other news:
-- New York City's Hudson and East Rivers overflowed -- River water began flooding into Manhattan's streets -- 3 million people are without electricity (1 comments)
1 - 6 p.m., Hegins Park, Hegins, PA. Featuring local wines, a delicious variety of local food and entertainment (DJ Dan Poletti with Joyce Michelle, TJ Fitzpatrick, The Mud Flaps and carriage rides). Come discover the best kept secrets of Schuylkill County. Tickets are $15 at the gate or $12 in advance until August 27. 570-682-9660. www.schuylkillwinefestival.com Wineries from around the area will again be offering tastings of their best, prize-winning wines. No matter your taste, there will be wines to suit your particular palette and quantities enough (1 comments)
Would you go grocery shopping if you didn't have any money? - 08/27/11 10:30 PM
Are you looking to buy a house in Schuylkill County, PA? If so please read this article explaining WHY we need a lender's preapproval to look at houses. Buying a house is very different from buying groceries, but the analogy still stands. Enjoy! If you are looking to buy a house in Schuylkill County, PA please call our office and we'd love to help you find your dream house.
Via Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma: Would you go grocery shopping if you didn't have any money? I would feel so foolish if I went into the grocery store, got a shopping (0 comments)
Four great ways to blow your home purchase - 08/27/11 09:25 PM
This is a great post below on how to screw up your Schuylkill County home purchase. I have had every one of these things happen to buyers of mine. It is not pretty. I had a buyer once get mad at her boss 2 weeks before closing and she QUIT her job. Duh. Bad move. I have had buyers buy brand new cars and charge entire rooms of furnishings. Don't do it. I have had buyers blow through their savings by taking a trip to the beach right before they needed it to close. And document ALL deposits you make -- (4 comments)
How To Respond To A Low Offer On Your Home - 08/24/11 11:42 PM
In this economic market, we are seeing many low offers on our Schuylkill County homes for sale. Before you get offended and reject that offer, consider the words below. Remember it's not personal. It's a business transaction. It is not meant to offend. It is meant (sometimes) for the buyer to get a deal, but it is not meant to insult you. Read below, and if your Schuylkill County home is for sale and if someone does make a low offer on it, please keep the following in mind.
Via Herb Johnson Northern Kentucky Realtor, Remax (REMAX Affiliates): Consider before you ignore (4 comments)
Schuylkill County Wildflower Walk - 08/18/11 10:22 PM
August 21 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., meet at the upper beach parking lot. The trail is 4.5 miles in length and moderate in difficulty. The trail winds through several diverse habitats with a beautiful view of the Tuscarora Lake cove. Many of the summer wildflowers are now in bloom. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed and get along well with people and other pets. Registration is required for this event by calling Robin at 570-467-2506 or online at http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us under the calendar of events. Shine only.
Former hardware store with 30 storage units (rented). This location is in the heart of Porter Township, where the population must travel for miles to purchase necessities. This location would make a great retail location (the area needs a grocery store, bakery, hardware store, lumber store, feed store, garden store, etc). It is big enough to subdivide the 9000 sq.ft into multiple types of retail areas. Area residents must drive to Pine Grove, Elizabethville or towards Harrisburg to buy groceries and basic supplies. Services needed in the area include a veterinarian, doctor's office, (0 comments)
August 19-21 SPCA Yard Sale - 08/17/11 10:22 PM
August 19-21 Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA Yard Sale 7am to 2pm each day Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA is having a HUGE yard sale to raise money for our animals. The yard sale will be held at the shelter, 18 Wertz Drive, Pine Grove, PA 17963. New & gently used items will be available. There will be something for everyone. Check out their website here http://www.rsmspca.org/
HUD Registered Broker in Schuylkill County, PA - 08/16/11 04:26 PM
You can't buy HUD homes in Schuylkill County without calling a HUD-registered real estate broker. You can't even make a bid on HUD homes for sale without the assistance of a HUD-registered broker in Schuylkill County. So, when you are online looking at HUD homes in PA, and you see one that you want to take a look at, contact a HUD-registered real estate broker first. You can't buy that HUD home, you can't even bid on that HUD home, you can't do anything with that HUD home - without his or her services. Schuylkill Executives, LLC is a HUD-registered broker (3 comments)
Throughout Pennsylvania this summer we are seeing signs and billboards all over the place warning people not to move firewood. This is because the Emerald Ash Borer beetle is spreading and damaging our trees. There are also purple bags hanging on many trees in Schuylkill County, where they are trying to collect / count beetles to see just how bad this problem is here. From the USDA website, they have a strong warning about how dangerous this is to our forests: Promise America you won’t move firewood. America’s neighborhoods and forests are under attack. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) beetle has destroyed (4 comments)
Learn To Kayak At Tuscarora State Park - 08/14/11 04:41 PM
August 19 Basics of Kayaking Course at Tuscarora State Park Meet at the Old Lifeguard Shack located on the beach. Join the park naturalist for a basics of kayaking course at Tuscarora State Park. Kayaks, paddles and life vests will be provided. Registration is required by signing up at the park office prior to the event via phone at 570-467-2506 or in person. Cost is $15. If you have your own equipment, you may join us for $5 per person. No refunds given unless the park staff cancels the class. Shine only. Each child must be accompanied by an adult and (0 comments)
Sovereign Majestic Theater Events: August 2011 - 08/14/11 04:38 PM
August 18 M&T Movies at the Majestic Open Season 3 7:00 p.m., 209 North Centre Street, Pottsville. Free Admission. Hosted by the Pottsville Recreation Commission, Sponsored by M&T Bank. www.sovereignmajestic.com http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi205691161/ Boog plans an annual guys trip to spend time with his male friends. But his best friend, Elliot, has distanced himself from him since Elliot had started a family. Boog is disappointed since everyone else wanted to spend time with their families which makes Boog go on a trip of his own, which leads him to a Russian traveling circus. (0 comments)
7:00 pm Historical Society of Schuylkill County, 305 N. Centre St., Pottsville. Topic: First Battle of Bull Run. Free admission! 570-622-7540 for more info. Also see their current exhibit on display:
Blossoms and Barbies Exhibitthru AugustUnique exhibit that features the WYSO art collection and the Barbie Doll Collections of Karen Durkin and Ellen Micka both local Barbie collectors. Admission is Just $1 for adults, children free.We have had portions of Frank (WYSO) Wysochansky’s Folk Art on display at the Block of Art events over the past two years. (0 comments)
Eric Mika, Pottsville Elder Law Attorney - 08/11/11 10:16 PM
Cherie Gottshall in our Pottsville real estate office and I had lunch the other day with Attorney Eric Mika, a Pottsville attorney. Eric Mika specializes in Elder Law and estate planning, real estate law, and other similar specialities. We have had a few closings lately with Attorney Eric Mika and we were pleased to have an hour to talk to him about our business, his business, and internet marketing in general. As other professionals know, our business is built on strong relationships. We need local attorneys and other vendors (contractors, inspectors, etc) who we can refer business to and ask questions (5 comments)
Want to see the most current information on HUD homes for sale in Schuylkill County? Here is a link to the HUD Homestore for Schuylkill County listings. Call US to place your HUD bid. We know what we’re doing! We’ll help you get into the home of your dreams, or buy an investment property through HUD. Call 570-622-6006 for more info. (2 comments)
The "Big Six" Home Selling Factors - 08/03/11 12:03 PM
As much as we'd like to think that we -- as realtors or as sellers -- control everything, that is not true. There are many things that are out of our control when it comes to selling your Schuylkill County home. Read on for a list of what you control, what the market controls, and what your realtor controls.
Via Karen Kruschka - Prince William, Fairfax ,Stafford County VA Real Estate Service (RE/MAX Olympic Realty):
Although they can be stated in different ways there are only six factors that affect the sale of a home. It is important for you, as (3 comments)
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