Panther Valley puts school up for sal...

Panther Valley puts school up for sale again

There are 25 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jan 17, 2009, titled Panther Valley puts school up for sale again. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Six months after getting no bids for the former middle school it closed last year, and a month after Lansford said it probably doesn't want the building either, Panther Valley School Board has voted to again ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Morning Call.

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Movinon

Lititz, PA

#1 Jan 17, 2009
The time has come to seriously think of the cost it would to do to put this building in shape. Let's not put good money in a bad situtation.
No change

East Stroudsburg, PA

#2 Jan 17, 2009
A simple solution ... tear it down.

The rest of the area has a number of empty buildings that are going nowhere ... tear it all down: St. Ann's school, convent, and church; the funeral home; the "apartments"; the Elks building; Silver's dump and emporium; Rodgers Auto dump; and half of the borough hall. Implode the whole two-squares and make a park out of it.

Nothing is worth saving in lansford.
No change

East Stroudsburg, PA

#3 Jan 17, 2009
... doesn't even deserve a capital "L".
Curious Questioner

Bath, PA

#4 Jan 17, 2009
Is Landsford "too far up the road" from Jim Thorpe to take advantage of the tourist industry?
Local

Blairstown, NJ

#5 Jan 17, 2009
Lansford doesn't have anything for a tourist to see, except maybe the coal mine tour.

Other than that they have ratty trailers, a beer distributor, a few little stores, a post office, and lots of welfare homes.

The residents are still holding out hope that the coal industry will see a boom similar to the 1950s and that George Bright will come back from the dead to open a new Bright's department store.

Until then, they'll just chill out at Lansford Court.
Curious Questioner

Bath, PA

#6 Jan 17, 2009
Local wrote:
Lansford doesn't have anything for a tourist to see, except maybe the coal mine tour.
Other than that they have ratty trailers, a beer distributor, a few little stores, a post office, and lots of welfare homes.
The residents are still holding out hope that the coal industry will see a boom similar to the 1950s and that George Bright will come back from the dead to open a new Bright's department store.
Until then, they'll just chill out at Lansford Court.
Obviously there would need to be some changes. But, I'm wondering if it is physically too far from the JT area for tourism given that all of the bad issues you mentioned are fixed.
KenHe

Slatington, PA

#7 Jan 17, 2009
Local wrote:
Lansford doesn't have anything for a tourist to see, except maybe the coal mine tour.
Other than that they have ratty trailers, a beer distributor, a few little stores, a post office, and lots of welfare homes.
The residents are still holding out hope that the coal industry will see a boom similar to the 1950s and that George Bright will come back from the dead to open a new Bright's department store.
Until then, they'll just chill out at Lansford Court.
OMG that's too funny....but don't talk to loud, I knew a senile senior citizen who wanted me to take his NEW 40 year old suit back to the nice tailor at Bright's and have it altered! He thought there was still a Bright's. Shhhhhh

“We're back”

Since: Feb 07

Olyphant, PA

#8 Jan 17, 2009
Local wrote:
Lansford doesn't have anything for a tourist to see, except maybe the coal mine tour.
Other than that they have ratty trailers, a beer distributor, a few little stores, a post office, and lots of welfare homes.
The residents are still holding out hope that the coal industry will see a boom similar to the 1950s and that George Bright will come back from the dead to open a new Bright's department store.
Until then, they'll just chill out at Lansford Court.
Don't even have a beer distributor, and the people have already stated they do not want any new business in town, look at the Rite Aid debacle. Always complaining about Silberline, the only manufacturing place there with good paying jobs. Town is dieing someone should just put it out of its misery
duh

Ephrata, PA

#9 Jan 17, 2009
someone is putting the town out of its misery. the council. they are doing a bang up job at it
Pengy wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't even have a beer distributor, and the people have already stated they do not want any new business in town, look at the Rite Aid debacle. Always complaining about Silberline, the only manufacturing place there with good paying jobs. Town is dieing someone should just put it out of its misery
Uncle Louie

Harrisburg, PA

#10 Jan 17, 2009
they should turn it into a casino. i can help them get a license.
AndyZ

Northampton, PA

#11 Jan 18, 2009
or it could be a back door casino. you dont need a license for that.... just some cards and tables... a few chairs and a short person with a bottle of gin and a bottle of tonic.
Curious Questioner

Bath, PA

#12 Jan 18, 2009
Landsford wouldn't need to have anything to "see" to participate in the JT tourist industry. It could be a bed and breakfast or a river adventure company. Or, maybe some railroad-related museum. Anything to get some of the JT visitors to drive up the road a bit.

I have always been a fan of small towns. I understand that Landsford has been run down over the years. But, that doesn't mean it has to stay that way.
educated in lansford OMG

United States

#13 Jan 18, 2009
I was told many years ago by a retired coal miner,that all your going to see new in lansford is new roofs and new siding(so true) But I do have some ideas for the council and lansford alive.Tear down the old lansford h.s.(it was beat in 1966)fill it in with dirt, seed it, a couple of trees and benches,then find a dead indian you can dig up,maybe GERONIMO bury him there and change the name of the town to GERONIMO JUNCTION.
Go Roy Go

Kingston, PA

#14 Jan 18, 2009
You tell them, send the custodial staff down there to mop the floors and clean the blackboards, send the maintenance crew down there to throw a tarp over the roof, fire up the heating system and the students can move right back in. Are you really that stupid? Isn't there anything between those dumbo sized ears? I mean other then BS and half truths. By the way, what did the school remove from the building that was so valuable? I figure anything they used elsewhere in the district, would save the taxpayers money and everybody would be happy.
LHS alum

Mebane, NC

#15 Jan 20, 2009
My husband and I both graduated from LHS in the early 60's before the consolidation. It was a really great school and had a beautiful auditorium. We go back to visit every few years, and it's so sad to see what has happened to that once very nice town. I tend to agree with the folks that say demo the entire downtown area. Actually, why stop there? The whole town is a mess. I know that there's been no industry to speak of since the mines closed, but what the heck else happened to destroy the place? I guess that's enough. Lousy leadership certainly didn't help the situation.
Native Hiller

Newton, NJ

#16 Jan 20, 2009
Local wrote:
Lansford doesn't have anything for a tourist to see, except maybe the coal mine tour.
Other than that they have ratty trailers, a beer distributor, a few little stores, a post office, and lots of welfare homes.
The residents are still holding out hope that the coal industry will see a boom similar to the 1950s and that George Bright will come back from the dead to open a new Bright's department store.
Until then, they'll just chill out at Lansford Court.
And, the trailers along 209 and 3/4 of Lansford Court are actually in Summit Hill.
The Reality Of It

Kingston, PA

#17 Jan 20, 2009
Native Hiller wrote:
<quoted text>
And, the trailers along 209 and 3/4 of Lansford Court are actually in Summit Hill.
Actually less then half of the housing units at Sin City are in Summit Hill and leave it that way. Summit Hill will have enough low life scum to deal with when the cabin city finally gets rolling. It will bring new meaning to being from the wrong side of the tracks or in this case the switchback rails
educated in lansford OMG

United States

#18 Jan 21, 2009
LHS alum wrote:
My husband and I both graduated from LHS in the early 60's before the consolidation. It was a really great school and had a beautiful auditorium. We go back to visit every few years, and it's so sad to see what has happened to that once very nice town. I tend to agree with the folks that say demo the entire downtown area. Actually, why stop there? The whole town is a mess. I know that there's been no industry to speak of since the mines closed, but what the heck else happened to destroy the place? I guess that's enough. Lousy leadership certainly didn't help the situation.
Lawsuits,lawsuits,lawsuits all in Federal court with the pivot man being richard ""I got a big mouth" giasanto.Shooting off his mouth on lansfords very own A.M. hate radio station.Evertime someone wants to invest in Lansford the council,and the citizens make that person jump through so many hoops they give up.New roofs and new siding only thing new in Lansford.
The Reality Of It

Kingston, PA

#19 Jan 22, 2009
educated in lansford OMG wrote:
<quoted text>Lawsuits,lawsuits,laws uits all in Federal court with the pivot man being richard ""I got a big mouth" giasanto.Shooting off his mouth on lansfords very own A.M. hate radio station.Evertime someone wants to invest in Lansford the council,and the citizens make that person jump through so many hoops they give up.New roofs and new siding only thing new in Lansford.
Do you think him and Roy "I've got big ears" but don't listen with them, are related? I think the only difference between them is, Roys' antics didn't get the board sued yet.
educated in lansford OMG

United States

#20 Jan 23, 2009
it never friggin ends now penberth wants the building and McCall is friggin encouraging him

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Coaldale Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
car train accident 8 hr I love train whis... 5
News Safer Streets plan second Candle Light... 18 hr Survey Says 7
News Tamaqua farmer's market opens Mon Survey Says 2
Jesse Farber 2017 💊💉🍖&#... (Jan '17) Sun Theorist 97
News Tamaqua man who didn't return to jail is caught Sun Theorist 1
News Tamaqua man charged in stabbing (Jan '17) Jul 23 knives are a mino... 6
4 Bucks Co. Men Go Missing Jul 23 closer encounters 10

Coaldale Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Coaldale Mortgages