Project planned on Route 147

MONTOURSVILLE - A PennDOT maintenance crew will close a section of Route 147 in Lower Mahanoy Township to replace a large cross pipe to improve drainage.

The work will be performed between Route 3012 and township road 354. The pipe is located between the Hut Restaurant and the Dal-Hern Pharmacy.

Weather permitting, Route 147 will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday so the work can be completed.

A detour will be in place using Route 3006 (Herndon Bypass Road) and Route 225.

5k will benefit cancer society

MOUNT CARMEL - The first-ever Color Me Red, White, and Blue 5k Run/Walk will be held Saturday, starting and ending at Mount Carmel Town Park.

Registration begins at 4 p.m. and the color run starts at 5 p.m. Festivities and fun will continue through 11 p.m., including a DJ, the local band "Looker" performing from 8 to 10 p.m., a bouncy slide for all ages, and lots of food and games.

All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.