Empire Beauty School set for move to Route 61 location
BY AMY MARCHIANO (STAFF WRITER firstname.lastname@example.org)
Published: November 28, 2012
"Jim Buhay, project manager with Heim Construction, Pottsville, the general contractor, said work at the site started in late August and took 11 weeks. The occupancy inspection is today, which will give the green light for occupancy if the site passes inspection, he said.
Workers were at the site Tuesday finishing connecting wires and other work related to the air conditioning units, he said. LED lights and rubber and cork flooring in the salon and other areas can ease the strain on the feet of the students. The lobby area has vinyl plank laminate that looks like real wood.
Some of the work also included demolishing the former site of CosmoProf that had a presence at the site. That store moved into part of the former Hollywood Video in Pottsville Park Plaza, Norwegian Township, earlier this year.
Historic Ashmore Pedestrian Bridge
Published April 22, 2013
A 117-foot bridge that will take the Greater Hazleton rail-trail over an active Norfolk Southern railroad line will be held by supports built more than 120 years ago by the Coxe coal barons.
The supports now have a new concrete cap to carry the bridge, and pedestrians, over the Norfolk Southern line.
"The bridge will be delivered in two sections and bolted together on-site," said Dennis Moyer, project manager for Heim Construction Co. Pottsville, which is building the bridge as part of the second leg of the trail from Ashmore in Hazle Township to Hazle Brook in Foster Township. "When it is put together, the crane will lift it into place the next day."
Moyer said the new trail section will be built by July 10.
Orwigsburg Bridge Replacement
Published April 2013
The bridge over the creek at South Liberty Street and Adamsdale Road was deemed structurally deficient in 2001 because of problems with the abutments, where the bridge joins the road. The bridge borders North Manheim and West Brunswick townships.
Starting today, lane shifts will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., said John Serratore, project manager with Heim Construction Co., Pottsville, the general contractor on the $2,046,582 project.
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Cameron - "Williamstown Community Pride Organization"
Story and Photos by Tom Degnitz
The effort grew out of Williamstown area’s celebration of its 175th anniversary in 2001.
A group of community-minded townsfolk wanted to continue the enthusiasm the event had generated, so they formed the Williamstown Community Pride organization.
Comprised of local business owners and residents, Williamstown Community Pride strives to do what its name states – encourage pride in the community.
In addition, the group plans family-oriented activities throughout the year.
“Many people here work in the Harrisburg and Pottsville areas, so by the time that they get home from work at the end of the day, why should they turn around and drive back to Harrisburg, if they want to take their family to a movie or some other event?” said Cameron Smith Jr., the organization’s president.
Movies seem to be an activity that might draw in local families, so the group decided to give it a try. Group members contacted a Schuylkill County firm that was willing to screen movies in the local community park but the cost to the group was prohibitive.
After one film, “Spider Man 2,” Community Pride members decided to try it on their own. They purchased a projector and a 12-by-9-foot screen, and convinced local resident Kerry Moyer – who had worked for a while as a disc jockey – to volunteer the use of his sound equipment for their movie presentations.
“We also purchased a license to show movies in public – just to keep things legal,” Joe Dagostino, a group member and local barber said.
Community Pride members operate the concession stand – selling popcorn, hot dogs and nachos – to offset some of the expenses.
According to group member Nancy Smith, as many as 100 local residents have shown up to watch the movies in the park, completely free to the public.
“Just bring your lawn chair and enjoy the show,” Smith said.
The films have been well-received, group member Elva Jane D’agostino said.
‘‘This is our eighth year showing movies in the park,’’ she noted. ‘‘We show four each season – one on Memorial Day weekend, one in mid-June and two in July. We show them on Fridays, with Saturday as a rain date.’
’This year, the group already has shown “Wreck It Ralph” and “Skyfall.” Coming up are “Hotel Transylvania” Friday, July 12 and “Brave” Friday, July 26.
As always, admission to the movies is free and the show is open to the public. A car show has been scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 17 with the band, Rockville Review, providing entertainment.
Williamstown Community Pride supports other events throughout the year as well. It sponsors the annual Christmas tree lighting, Breakfast With Santa, Community Day and Duck Race.
It also has provided “Welcome to Williamstown” signs at the edge of town, as well as flowerpots to give the borough a little splash of color throughout the year.
“We’re proud of our little community,” Smith said. “We’re doing what we can to help others be proud of our town as well.”
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Richard Miller, Jr.
Richard Miller Jr., of South Tamaqua, took this 240-pound bear in West Penn Township on Friday, November 22, 2014 the last day of the statewide archery bear season. Miller got the bear with an Excalibur Matrix crossbow, and it supports the report by Pennsylvania Game Commission bear biologist Mark Ternert at the January quarterly meeting of the board of game commissioners about black bears expanding their range.
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Cameron Smith, Jr. - Super Snacking
Cameron Smith, Jr., of Williamstown, created a “Super Bowl Snack Stadium, Williamstown,” with cardboard, hot glue and extreme carpentry skills. Taco dip field, fruit and vegetable “crowd” and rice crispy walls made for some super snacking during the big game.
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Allen Engineering Advertisement - Heim Employees
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Appreciation for Renovations to Soup Kitchen
Published: September 9, 2014
To the Editor:
A long overdue thank you to Roy Heim of Heim Construction for the incredible renovation of the Pottsville Area Soup Kitchen. This project was completed over the past year.
When Roy was approached to renovate the soup kitchen, he came to the site immediately and was generous enough to arrange donations from many local businesses and organizations. The project manager, Jim Buhay, also played an important role with this renovation. He was always available and eager to address any of our concerns or issues that arose during this project.
They both did an incredible job that enabled the soup kitchen to remain open during the renovations. Roy’s leadership in putting this project together was very impressive.
Thank you to the following contributors for their donations to the soup kitchen:
Bear Creek Flooring, Orwigsburg; Eastern Surfaces, Allentown; Greg Muncy Painting; Heim Construction Co., Pottsville; Iron Valley Ceilings, Lebanon; JELD-WEN Windows, Ringtown; Jim Coulson Electric, Minersville; Martins Appliance, Myerstown; MRD Lumber Co., Orwigsburg; Schuylkill County Medical Society; Scott Millwork, Cressona; Yost Mechanical, Schuylkill Haven.
Thank you also to the many private contributors. Without everyone’s help this renovation would never have been completed.
The greatest appreciation also goes to Rosemary Cairns, who has tirelessly run the Pottsville Soup Kitchen for more than 28 years. She is a great example of the fine people who serve others in Schuylkill County.
The Pottsville Area Soup Kitchen is located at 504 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, and has served our community since March 1984. They serve a hot meal Monday through Thursday at 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at noon.
Dr. Carol A. BilinskiIntegrated Medical GroupBlue Mountain Pediatrics
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