Auditions for Talent Showcase

SHAMOKIN - Open auditions for Talent Showcase 2013 will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Northumberland County Career and Arts Center auditorium, Arch and Eighth streets.

The auditions are open to all ages. There will be a limited amount of spots available for the show, which will be held Sunday, Oct. 20, in the auditorium.

Proceeds from the show will benefit the Northumberland County Council for the Arts and Humanities and Citizens for a Better Community. There will also be a special food drive at the show, with the collection going to Manna for the Many.

Singers should bring a CD, if applicable, for their audition. Piano will be available for those who want to use it.

Fire lane signs posted at Lourdes

COAL TOWNSHIP - For the start of the 2013-14 school year, new "Fire lane - no parking" signs will be placed in the front of Lourdes Regional School, a move suggested after fire and police personnel expressed safety concerns.

Parents may stop their vehicles and drop children off in the area, but should not exit the vehicle to bring them to school.

Road core samples scheduled

MONTOURSVILLE - A PennDOT maintenance crew will close a section of Cider Press Road in Upper Mahanoy Township next week to take core samples for a future bridge replacement project.

The work will be performed at the state-owned bridge (SR 2027) over a tributary to Schwaben Creek between Valley Road and Route 3010 (Schwaben Creek Road).

Cider Press Road will be closed from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. starting Monday and continuing for approximately three days.

There will be a red-arrow detour using Schwaben Creek Road, Pauls Road and Valley Road.