Blue Ridge Communications
Blue Ridge Communications is on the cutting edge of home entertainment and information services - providing northeastern and southeastern Pennsylvania with a triple play of services, including digital cable, high-speed Internet access and digital phone.
Blue Ridge Digital Cable with On Demand is the flagship of digital entertainment, delivering an expansive lineup of channel choices, a convenient on-screen program guide and On Demand access - allowing customers to order from a large library of new release movies, events, and specials as well as several subscription services and an robust selection of free content using their digital remotes whenever they want. Additional digital services include Blue Ridge Digital Video Recorder (DVR) and HDTV packages.
Blue Ridge High Speed Internet, powered by PenTeleData, offers quick and reliable Internet access with four high-speed packages from which to choose. In addition, High Speed Internet customers now have access to special features on www.mybrctv.com , including local news and information, email and affordable subscription services including F-Secure Internet Security.
Blue Ridge Digital Phone keeps customers connected with unlimited local and long distance service within the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands, plus the best calling features available at no additional charge.
Blue Ridge Communications is also very active in the communities it serves by sponsoring and participating in numerous local events every year and is committed to many charitable organizations.
Visit us at www.brctv.com
Blue Ridge Communications TV-13 and Cable 11
BRC TV-13 is the local origination channel on the Blue Ridge system serving Carbon, Monroe, Wayne & Pike counties and parts of Lehigh, Schuylkill, Northampton and Berks counties. BRC TV-11 is the local origination channel on the Blue Ridge system serving Northern Lancaster County.
While not the only news stations in our areas, BRC TV may be one of the only broadcasts devoted strictly to local information. Unlike national or 24 hour news cycles on television and online, TV-13 and TV-11 specialize in the happenings and events specific to their viewing area. TV-13’s hour and a half of live local news broadcasts every weekday, and their evening newscasts at 10 PM are consistently among the top rated programs.
Sticking with its classic soda fountain theme, Claude's has a selection of classic sundaes such as CMPs, Dusty Roads and hot fudge sundaes. Also included on its menu are 12 signature sundaes, ranging from the Berry and Cream Dream, piled high with strawberry and blueberry sauce; and the Brownie Bravado, covered in marshmallow and hot fudge.
The sundae menu also includes sundaes specifically for kids. One of which features the Playdough ice cream, a bright yellow vanilla ice cream with pink and blue cookie pieces, which is one of Claude's biggest sellers.
But that's not all: Claude's also has milkshakes that can be made from any flavor of ice cream, ice cream sodas complete with soda made from pure cane sugar and its unique offering: the Claudehopper. Claude's also offers ice cream cakes, pies and sandwiches, made with Claude's hard and soft ice cream.
Visit us at www.claudescreamery.com
Since 1994, PenTeleData has been providing Internet services to homes and businesses throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. They've seen the small problems that can be frustrating to a home user, and they've seen the colossal issues that can challenge large hospitals and universities. Their Computer Patrol will bring that experience to your home or business to find affordable solutions for your computer or networking challenge.
Visit us at www.ptdpatrol.com
Computer Patrol the Store
Computer Patrol “The Store”, a division of PenTeleData, at 528 Delaware Avenue in Palmerton offers the convenience of buying well-recognized and respected brands such as Dell and Acer with the personalized attention and friendly service that only a local store provides. They specialize in all things Internet and networking related, including computers, printers, wireless routers, PC accessories and much more.
Visit us at www.cpthestore.com
Lehigh Valley Press
In September 1987, the Times News entered the weekly newspaper business when it purchased the East Penn Free Press published in Emmaus. Through the next two decades, seven more weekly newspapers were started serving school districts in the Allentown and Bethlehem areas, including Bethlehem, Catasauqua, East Penn, Northampton, Northwestern, Parkland, Salisbury, and Whitehall. Each of these corresponded with the Press name, for example, Bethlehem Press, East Penn Press, Parkland Press, etc.
Today, these eight newspapers form the Lehigh Valley Press. The Press weekly newspapers are independently owned and operated by the Times News, Inc. of Lehighton and are printed at the TN Printing complex in Lehighton.
visit us at www.thelehighvalleypress.com
Palmerton Telephone is a local telephone company covering approximately 100 square miles in Carbon and Monroe Counties in Pennsylvania. They offer services ranging from landline telephone service to high-speed DSL Internet access as well as voicemail and other standard services. They maintain over 700 miles of copper and fiber optic telephone cables in Carbon and Monroe Counties, both aerial and underground. All the copper wires lined end-to-end would stretch to just over 108,000 miles—that means they would go around the earth just over 4 times at the equator!
Visit us at www.ptelco.com
Pencor Construction and Pencor Electric
Pencor Construction was started in February 2006 and the electrical division was added in May of the same year. While most of their time is dedicated to serving the construction needs of the Pencor family of companies, they also maintain the commercial customers that they served under previous ownership.
Pencor Super Store / Pencor Wireless
Pencor Wireless has been offering cellular service since prior to 2000, when Bell Atlantic Mobile became Verizon Wireless. Their current locations in Palmerton and Walnutport are both Verizon Wireless Authorized Retailers. This means that they have permission to sell Verizon Wireless equipment and service.
Visit us at www.pencorsuperstore.com
Penn's Peak, a beautiful mountaintop entertainment venue located in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, can comfortably host 1,800 concertgoers. Enjoy a spacious dance floor, lofty ceilings, twin bars and a full service restaurant aptly named Roadie's. Complete with a broad open-air deck for summertime revelry, Penn's Peak patrons enjoy a breathtaking overlook of nearby Beltzville Lake, plus a commanding, picturesque 50-mile panoramic view of northeastern Pennsylvania's Appalachian Mountains.
Visit us at www.pennspeak.com
Penn's Peak Radio
Penn's Peak Radio is located in Jim Thorpe, a renowned resort community and destination nestled in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Penn's Peak Radio is an Internet radio station broadcasting live 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. It is heard world-wide online and throughout Northeastern and east central Pennsylvania via Blue Ridge Communications Cable. The Penn's Peak Radio play list is composed of the best hits from both the adult contemporary and hot country charts plus a healthy dose of world-class rock & roll.
Visit us at www.pennspeakradio.com
At the dawn of the information age in 1994, Pencor Services, Inc. founded PenTeleData with the purpose of providing affordable Broadband High-Speed Internet Access to homes plus via a diverse fiber optic network they provide dedicated data connections for hospitals, schools and universities, banks, government, retail and general business. The vision arose from a consortium of Lehigh Valley schools and their need to establish Point-to-Point Data Connections. The result was a partnership of cable and telephone companies who provided the knowledge and ability to build and interconnect networks. That partnership continues today, and includes Blue Ridge Communications, Service Electric Cable TV and Communications, Service Electric Broadband Cable, Service Electric Cablevision, CATV Service, Inc. and Ironton Telephone. As one of the largest privately owned networks in the nation, PenTeleData has nearly 5,000 miles of fiber optic wiring deployed and over $300 million invested in fiber optic infrastructure.
Visit us at www.penteledata.net
Roadie’s Restaurant and Bar
Roadies Restaurant inside Penn’s Peak offers great food and drinks in a fun, music-inspired atmosphere. Penn’s Peak & Roadie’s boast panoramic 50+ mile views of the mountainside below from twin decks that offer seasonal outdoor entertainment, dining, and deck parties!
Visit us at www.roadiesrestaurant.com
Times News Inc.
Today's TIMES NEWS newspaper can trace it's history back over 120 years to the Mauch Chunk Daily Times established in 1883. The most prominent name in the early history of the Mauch Chunk Daily Times was James J. Boyle, who served as editor and publisher from 1908 until his death in 1951.
The Mauch Chunk Daily Times was very much a family operation. Boyle's son Joseph followed in his father's footsteps as a journalist and covered the town and county courthouse for many years. He was known in Carbon County as Mr. Newspaper. Joseph's sister, Gertrude Apfelbaum, was a columnist for the paper while her husband, Cy, headed the newspaper's advertising staff. Gertrude and Joseph were co-publishers of the Mauch Chunk Times News later the Jim Thorpe Times News from 1951 until 1967, when the newspaper was purchased by Pencor Services, Inc. a Palmerton based communications and entertainment company with Cable TV and Telephone interests.
Newspapers during the early and mid-20th century were often owned by families. Along with the Boyle family in Mauch Chunk, there was the McCall family that owned The Lansford Record and the Miller family who published the Tamaqua Evening Courier. In 1968, Pencor purchased the Lansford Record and in 1971 acquired the circulation of the Evening Courier published in Tamaqua. The combined newspapers published under the banner of the Times News Record and Courier until 1971 when the name was changed to the TIMES NEWS.
Visit us at www.tnonline.com
In 1971, TN Printing began as a small in-house print shop, designed to support the Times News and its sister companies of the Pencor Corporation. Their one press operation was located in a small corner of the Times News building, located at 1st and Iron Streets in Lehighton, PA.
Throughout the seventies, printing technology changed at a rapid pace and more open press time quickly became available. Instead of printing only a daily newspaper, they made the decision to become a premiere commercial cold set web printer and offer full color sheet fed printing services.
In 1983, the rolling hills of the Mahoning Valley became home to a new web printing facility. As an expansion of the existing sheet fed division in the downtown, the four-unit Uniman press printed at speeds of 15,000 papers per hour, with four full color page capabilities. In 2002, as business increased, they expanded the Mahoning Valley facility to house the Times News and TN Printing under the same roof. The 20,000 square foot expansion allowed for a new five-unit state-of-the-art computerized Koenig and Bauer web press, with in line gluing, that has the ability to print 35,000 papers per hour, with sixteen full color broadsheet pages. It includes a Kodak Trendsetter direct to plate system with Staccato screening capabilities, Epson digital proofing and color management, and a Nela optical plate punching and registration system.
Visit us at www.tnprinting.com