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Friday, December 10, 2010

Bloodmobile

An American Red Cross Bloodmobile visited Tamaqua on Nov. 17, collecting 56 units of the "gift of life." Four first time donors heeded the call Joseph Zaprazny, Judy Brennan, Elizabeth Ostrowski and John Taylor.

The Salvation Army gymnasium was converted into a blood center through the efforts of Randy Gormley, Jack Quinn, Bob Zeplin, Peter Shlanta and Jack Rarick. Additional volunteers included Jean Stephens, Edie Hoffman, Ardis Gerhard, Dolores Martin, Dolly Shirey and Bob Shirey.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

PV Senior Center

The Panther Valley Senior Center lists its activities for the month of December. The Christmas party will be held on Friday, Dec. 10 at 11 a.m.

On Dec. 13 everyone will play Deal or No Deal at 11 a.m.; Dec. 14 is line dancing; Dec. 15 celebration of birthdays and play bingo at 11 a.m.; Dec. 16

Pictionary at 11 a.m.; Dec. 17 shopping on CCCT at 9:30 a.m., but center will remain open.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Summit Hill Republican Club will hold its monthly meeting tonight at 7 o'clock in the Summit Hill Borough building. New members are always welcome to attend. The meeting will be conducted by President David A. Wargo, and the group will be discussing next year's plans.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Family Fun Night

Pleasant Valley Elementary will have a family fun night on Friday, Dec. 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. All students of PVE and their families are welcome to attend.

Pleasant Valley Intermediate School news

PVI will hold its 6th grade band concert on Friday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. The 7th grade band concert will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 14, also at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

The PVI PTO meeting will be on Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 4:15 p.m. in the school library.

Birthday wishes

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Toys for Tots

registration slated

This weekend, Dec. 10-11, will be the final two days for anyone that wishes to register for Toys for Tots. Registration is open to children up to 12 years of age and 14 for those with special needs. Registration is being held at the Salem Bible Fellowship Church, Mahoning Township.

The toy give away will also take place at the church on Dec. 18, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you have questions, please call Ed, (570) 325-2408.

Nativity display

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Owl Creek Christmas

Christmas is coming early to Owl Creek as the Owl Creek Reservoir Commission presents its free Owl Creek Christmas with Santa on Dec. 11-12. The event will be open each day from noon to 4 p.m. and will feature free drawings for toys, bikes, hams and turkeys. There will also be a campfire for roasting marshmallows, pictures with Santa and crafts for the kids to make.

All events will be held at the Lower Reservoir. Food and beverages will be available.

Rain dates will be Dec. 18-19, same time.

First gift

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Golden Agers

The next meeting of the Panther Valley Golden Agers will be on Monday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph's Hall in Summit Hill. Members celebrating birthdays in September, October, November and December will be honored.

Special guests will be students from OLOAA who will provide musical entertainment for the members beginning at 1:30 p.m.

If enough interest in shown bingo will be played.

Nesquehoning

Food pantry at Meed's

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Rotary guest

The West End Rotary will welcome Kevin Knoll as speaker at the club's Thursday, Dec. 9, 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting at the Western Pocono Community Library. Knoll will speak about AFLAC.

Financial aid

The Pleasant Valley High School cafeteria is where a Financial Aid Night will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8.

Tree lighting

The annual Chestnuthill Christmas Tree lighting and visit from Santa Claus will take place from 6-8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10, at the Chestnuthill Township Park on Route 715.

Puppet show

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Slatington Crime Watch

The Slatington Crime Watch will hold a Christmas Open House from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, in the borough hall board room.

The open house will replace the group's monthly meeting. Light refreshments will be available.

Slatington Lions Club

The Slatington Lions Club will hold a board meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at the Skeet Club.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

High school bloodmobile results

Thirty-four potential donors registered for the Miller-Keystone bloodmobile at Palmerton Area High School on Dec. 2, where 21 units of blood were collected.

Assisting at the high school were the following National Honor Society members: Blake Campbell, Jilian Farkas, Elizabeth Hahn, William Heinick, Lyndsey Heinrick, Amber Hettler, Brianna Hoglen, Megan Mummey, Kaitlin Reimer, Kristen Romano, Abigail Storm and Derek Szena.

Community bloodmobile