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Frozen photos

We’ve all talked about how it’s cold.

But sometimes you just have to see it to believe it. There’s nothing like seeing the icicles form to see how freaking cold it really is.

Yesterday, there was a fire in Danville, and our photographer captured the chill perfectly:

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Around the country, it was much the same story, as illustrated is ABCNews.com “The Week In Photos:

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Ann Arbor firefighters work to put out a fire that engulfed Happy’s Pizza in Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 7, 2014. Firefighters worked for several hours in temperatures that dipped to minus 15 degrees to extinguish the blaze at the pizza shop. No injuries were reported. (Melanie Maxwell/The Ann Arbor News/AP Photo)

Bundled up against the minus 5-degree temperatures in Pittsburgh, a couple walks past a storefront advertising a European Wax Center, Jan. 7, 2014. A high of 2 degrees is called for on Tuesday in Pittsburgh. (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo)

Bundled up against the minus 5-degree temperatures in Pittsburgh, a couple walks past a storefront advertising a European Wax Center, Jan. 7, 2014. A high of 2 degrees is called for on Tuesday in Pittsburgh. (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo)

A person struggles to cross a street in blowing and falling snow, as the Gateway Arch appears in the distance, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (Jeff Roberson/AP Photo)

A person struggles to cross a street in blowing and falling snow, as the Gateway Arch appears in the distance, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (Jeff Roberson/AP Photo)

Stay warm, people!

Some cheer for your Thursday

It’s been pretty dark this week at the Daily Item – we’ve had a homicide in the city and it’s been a full-court press to make sure we’re keeping up with the news from that.

So I think we need something to just laugh a little at and make us smile and keep things in perspective.

I found this picture on the Huffington Post – and it shows that sometimes, things don’t go 100 percent your way:

a-CAKE-CUTTING-DISASTER-640x468Yup – that’s a real wedding picture folks.

But did the couple throw a really big fit? Nope. They trudged on, according to their wedding photographer:

“I’m sure many people in that room were waiting to see what Ken and Amanda’s reaction would be, but they kept it together beautifully!”

Good for them. And it goes to show that not everything is easy or always goes your way – but it’ll work out. You’re still surrounded by people who care and you’re still going to move on.

Happy Thursday everyone, and prepare for Friday!

Reader photos: Orange effect

There have been some really pretty reader-submitted photos lately, many of which seem to have an orange motif.

Though, to be fair, that’s not really a surprise, since it is the color of the season!

So enjoy these photos and look out tomorrow for my own special Halloween photos!

"Grasshopper at rest" by Crystal Doresky, Milton

“Grasshopper at rest” by Crystal Doresky, Milton

"Red sky at night might be sailor's delight, but we get rain for two days." by June Campbell, Northumberland

“Red sky at night might be sailor’s delight, but we get rain for two days.” by June Campbell, Northumberland

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Superheroes washing windows – for kids

A fabulous phenomenon came to Geisinger in Bloomsburg yesterday, when window washers dressed up as superheroes to wash windows to the delight of the children in the hospital.

It’s a nationwide special surprise for the children, and has been covered by many national media sources.

Photographer Rob Inglis got some photos of the action in Bloomsburg yesterday, here’s how it looked:

Enjoy:

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Reader Photos: Foggy Valley

I’ve opined on this blog my fascination with the fog that continues to creep up here, especially at this time of year.

And apparently I’m not the only one that feels that way.

Carol Lamparter of Selinsgrove sent in a couple of good photos of some spiderwebs in the fog, and they’re pretty cool:

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Now, I hate spiders, but I do like these photos. The fog and the spider combination seems to make for a nice, creepy Halloween atmosphere.

I’m getting excited!

Coming back to some great reader photos!

I’m in my first day back at the office and I was greeted by some pretty good reader photos on our website.

It’s a nice refresher for a Monday morning, which also happens to be the Monday after a vacation- womp, womp.

Here’s some of the standouts:

"Bee Meets Morning Glory," by Gail Bieber, Watsontown

“Bee Meets Morning Glory,” by Gail Bieber, Watsontown

"Balloon floats over Montour Preserve," by Doug Smith, Lewisburg

“Balloon floats over Montour Preserve,” by Doug Smith, Lewisburg

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Now Trending on Facebook: The most viral picture on the Daily Item ever?

A picture that was on this blog earlier this week went absolutely viral on the Daily Item Facebook page – making it possibly the most popular image yet on the page.

This is the photo:

house11aaaPosted on 9/11, it got 430 likes and 74 shares. That’s pretty amazing for a small newspaper.

Other topics heating up on the page:

  • People in the Valley are talking about the coming 10-digit dialing. This was a surprise hit, garnering 60 comments.  Here’s a sample: Christina Ayala “I don’t think it is that big of a deal, i have it stored in my phone book that way anyways, and when i taught my kids their phone number i always gave them the area code when teaching them, bc honestly if they got lost or kidnapped and used the phone who knows where they would be and if they would need it!”
  • And the Bean Soup Festival is hot – and we’re not just talking about the food. The festival has a lot of support from fans on the Facebook page, professing their love for the old-time recipe.

Now Trending on Facebook: Week of August 25

This week has been big for our Facebook community, with numerous posts lighting up the page over the past week.

Here’s a couple that seemed to draw the most response, but be sure to check out the full Facebook page to see what else has been big this week.

  • The largest thing to draw response this week is a photo. We posted a photo of a car involved in an accident this week, with the victims still as yet unidentified. And that brought about the old debate about what should papers run and not run. Here’s the photo:1175303_10151792463311168_1920321683_n I know where I stand on this: News isn’t pretty, and it can be tough, but it’s got to get out there – we deal with that fact every single day. Literally – this was in my afternoon yesterday. As long as there aren’t bodies in the vehicle or a large amount of blood and gore, it’s OK by me for publication. But not everyone agrees, as evidence by our long comment thread.
  • Another big debate continues to swirl around Hartleton Police Chief Donald Zerbe, who I talked about little while ago. The debate continues with many people still standing by Zerbe: Paul Phillips: “So what? Id rather pat the donation than get the ticket,points,and insurance raised!”
  • Another big debate: The always controversial Gov. Tom Corbett re-affirming his commitment to trying to sell the state lottery. People are fired up about that.

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page for more and to join the conversation!

Now Trending on Facebook, Week of Aug. 11

There’s been a couple hot-button national issues on Facebook this week, and Daily Item readers were eager to put their two cents in.

But first, is a photo going viral:

  • More than 100 people liked this photo of  Specialst Andy Split, of Mount Carmel, pets his Husky Zoey after returning from deployment in Kuwait on Tuesday morning in Lewisburg, taken by reporter Evamarie Socha:539678_10151759180031168_1784055437_n
  • Readers also had concerns about the U.S. getting involved in the rapidly deteriorating situation in Egypt. Said Christian Cochran: “Let’s focus on the splinters in our own country’s eyes before trying to pull splinters out of the eyes of others.”
  • Readers also expressed support for Eric Holder’s decision to cut down mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenders: Chuck Barnhart: “Those mandatory sentencing laws were so unfair from the very beginning. I never thought that I would actually let this statement come from my lips , but I really do think that they should decriminalize so-called ‘whacky-weed.’ Fines and / or community service should be more the norm.”

Read more and join the conversation on the Daily Item’s Facebook page!

Reader Photos: animals and children beating the heat!

I say this every time i post Reader Photos, but I really am so impressed with the photos we receive each week from readers and post in our photo galleries.

This week, the theme seems to be animals and children beating  the heat – which luckily has passed us by this week.

This batch also includes my favorite reader photo ever. Check below to see it:

Lewisburg Area high school sweethearts Sarah and Kyle are married on May 18, 2013. In honor of being high school sweethearts the couple rented a school bus and traveled to their high school to get pictures at the school where they met! Photo by Sarah and Kyle Mumper, Lewisburg

Lewisburg Area high school sweethearts Sarah and Kyle are married on May 18, 2013. In honor of being high school sweethearts the couple rented a school bus and traveled to their high school to get pictures at the school where they met!
Photo by Sarah and Kyle Mumper, Lewisburg

"Bow, a Gordon Setter, takes a swim in Penns Creek on a hot summer day," by Bruce Ferster, Lewisburg

“Bow, a Gordon Setter, takes a swim in Penns Creek on a hot summer day,” by Bruce Ferster, Lewisburg

 

"Sunrise over Wayne Kauffman's hayfield," by Danita Stoltzfus, Mount Pleasant Mills. Probably my favorite reader photo ever.

“Sunrise over Wayne Kauffman’s hayfield,”
by Danita Stoltzfus, Mount Pleasant Mills.
Probably my favorite reader photo ever.

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