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Community Columns

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The September meeting of the Nesquehoning Conservation Club will be Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Maple Shade.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Western Pocono Lioness Club donation

The Western Pocono Lioness Club voted to send a memorial donation to the Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network in remembrance of the late Lioness Betty Ford, a much deserving PVEN volunteer. She died this August.

The group will next meet for a regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 28, with Dr. Bryn, chiropractor, from Life is Good Chiropractic, speaking to the group.

PV Band Parents

Pleasant Valley Band Parents will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, at the high school in Brodheadsville.

Lions board

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Jim Thorpe Democratic Association will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. in the small conference room of the Inn at Jim Thorpe. Edith Lukasevich, president, will be in charge of the sessions and asks all committeemen and committeewomen from the town to attend, as well as any interested party.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Girl Scout registration

Nesquehoning Girl Scout registration will take place on Monday, Aug. 30 from 6-7:30 p.m., in the Meed's Methodist Church on West Catawissa Street. There is a registration fee.

Citrano family reunion

The 16th Citrano Family Reunion of Nesquehoning was held at the New Columbus Fire Company on Aug. 21. Fifty people attended.

PV Knee Hi

The Panther Valley Knee-Hi regular monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. at The Sports Zoo in Lansford.

Monday, August 30, 2010

St. Matthew's UCC Sunday School

Sunday School will restart on Sept. 12 at St. Matthew's UCC in Kunkletown at 10:30 a.m. There are Sunday School classes for children of preschool age to adults. Please consider joining them for the start of a new Sunday School year.

Church worship service is at 9 a.m. every Sunday.

Confirmation classes

Confirmation classes will begin at St. Matthew's on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m. Anyone who is at least in 7th grade is invited to attend. If you have any questions, call 610-381-2442.

Eldred Township supervisors

Friday, August 27, 2010

Lansford

St. Ann Society

The Frances C. Jakabcin District of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Auxiliary will hold its fall meeting on Sunday, Sept. 19.

The event will be hosted by the Hazleton branches 45 and 105 and will be held in the Lobitz Catering Hall, Rt. 940, Hazleton, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Members of the St. Ann Society of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford, and other local branch members who are planning to attend should call President Veronica Bazik, (570) 645-5253, to make reservations. The deadline is Friday, Sept. 3.

Fall program

Friday, August 27, 2010

First Steps

First Steps, a support group for mothers, will have its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the Primitive Methodist Church, 55 Hunter St., Tamaqua. The meeting will be held in the church social room from 6-8 p.m.

Participants will share a hot meal. Guest speaker will be Judy Hoppes of the Carbon-Tamauqa Unit of the American Cancer Society. Her topics will include cancer risks and prevention.

The sessions are free and open to the public. Child care for all ages will be provided free of charge. New members and volunteers are welcome.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Slatington Crime Watch

The Slatington Crime Watch will hold a Community Picnic at the Victory Park pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 28.

There will be free ice pops, lots of games for kids, hot dogs and sodas, and more. Free gun locks will be given out at the event.

You do not have to live in the borough to attend the event. Everyone is welcome to join.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

VFW to meet

Lehighton Memorial Post 256, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Lehighton will conduct its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7 at the Post Home. This change is due to the Labor Day Holiday. All members are encouraged to attend. New members are welcomed.

One-room school reunion

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Citrano family reunion

The 16th Citrano Family Reunion of Nesquehoning was held at the New Columbus Fire Company on Aug. 21. Fifty people attended.

Zion Lutheran Church

Morning worship begins at 9 a.m. Sunday. Blessing of book bags will be held this week. All children are welcome to bring their school book bags to be blessed. The Rev. John Hazel is pastor, (570) 646-3469. Visitors are always welcome.

World Hunger boxes will be distributed on Sept. 5, Labor of Love Sunday. The boxes will be collected on Nov. 21, Christ the King Sunday.