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New Store for Shoppers in Girardville

GIRARDVILLE — A convenience store in a small Schuylkill County community is bringing big relief to shoppers who have had to travel out of town to get their groceries. Unity Food Market just opened up in Girardville about two weeks ago. “Either direction you’re going, you’re going three miles to Ashland. You’re going five miles to Frackville. So, you know, it was a great necessity and we’re very, very happy that he opened up and we hope the success continues,” […]

Better Late Than Never; Girardville Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day Parade

GIRARDVILLE — After it was postponed for two weeks because of last month’s blizzard, people were finally able to celebrate a St. Patrick’s Day parade in Schuylkill County. The parade in Girardville was supposed to take place in late March, but was postponed because of the heavy snow. People were excited to finally celebrate the annual tradition in Schuylkill County. “The old saying is, ‘If you build it, they will come.’ Well, in Girardville if you have the parade any […]

Girardville’s Annual St. Patrick’s Parade To Go On A Week Before Easter

GIRARDVILLE — The terrible weather last month pushed back a huge annual event in Schuylkill County. Girardville’s St. Patrick’s parade is now scheduled for tomorrow more than 3 weeks after most of us celebrated the wearing of the green. Despite the freezing rain, the Easter decorations are a sure sign spring is here in this Schuylkill County community of Girardville. However, those decorations are being outnumbered by all the green that`s still around. That’s because the borough’s Saint Patrick’s parade was […]

Video Vault: Clinton Drew Big Crowds to 2008 Girardville Parade

We know what you’re thinking — St. Patrick’s Day was weeks ago! Due to last month’s historic blizzard, however, one community had to postpone its annual parade until this Saturday! In tonight’s Video Vault, we travel back to 2008 when the Girardville St. Patrick’s Parade had one of its biggest turnouts to date. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey has more on when Former President Bill Clinton joined the festivities in Schuylkill County.

Celebration Continues Despite Girardville Postponing St Patrick’s Day Parade

GIRARDVILLE —  On a day when the streets in Girardville were expected to be full of green and festivities for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, instead they were empty. Organizers officially postponed the parade until April 8 due to all the leftover snow. People who already made travel arrangements, however, still came to Girardville to celebrate. “It seemed to be getting bigger every year, and people came from all over and had a grand time. And we are disappointed […]

Girardville St. Patrick’s Day Parade Postponed Indefinitely

GIRARDVILLE — The annual Girardville St. Patrick’s Day Parade scheduled for Saturday, March 25 has been postponed, according to organizers. Organizers said they hope to reschedule the parade, but it depends on whether they can get new permit approvals. This would have been the 14th year for the parade in Girardville. The parade committee said it will provide updated information when it becomes available.

Schuylkill County Residents Tackle Snowfall

SCUYLKILL COUNTY — PennDOT crews worked steadily in Northern Schuylkill county to keep the snow from piling up on its busiest roads. By mid-morning, a PennDOT manager near AcAdoo said ‘mission accomplished.’ “As the day wore on, the snow eased up, and now our crews are to the point where everything is getting wet,” John Muscornick, a PennDOT supervisor, said. The storm forced many area schools to call for a snow day. And 10-year-old Paul Sherakas of Ringtown loved it. […]

Toddler Found Crying in Home where Police Investigate Death in Girardville

GIRARDVILLE — Police and a forensic team blocked off part of North John Street in Girardville Friday evening. It was a scene that was very unsettling for some neighbors. “I noticed there was a cop car right there at the end of the road. I didn’t really hear anything I thought someone was getting pulled over, I had no clue something like this was going on,” said Delton Bolton. State police say when they entered a home on the 100 block […]

13th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Schuylkill County

GIRARDVILLE — St. Patrick’s Day may be over but the celebrations continue. The 13th Annual Girardville Parade kicked off at noon Saturday. The grand marshal was Pennsylvania’s Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack. His mom was born and raised in Schuylkill County. This year’s parade is dedicated to the 100th year anniversary of the Easter Rising that […]

After Devastation In Schuylkill County, Neighbors Help Neighbors

GIRARDVILLE — Tonya Wallace is so grateful her family is OK. There are four Wallace kids, ages four to 14. They lost their home and everything inside including their nine beloved pets in a blaze just a few days after Christmas. “My son turned to that fire that was behind us and said, ‘You know […]