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Friday, March 25, 2011

Nesquehoning

St. Francis choir

There will be choir practice for choir members of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Nesquehoning on Tuesday, March 29 at 1 p.m. Please attend.

Coaldale

First Congregational Church

Morning Worship will be held at First Congregational Church at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 25, followed by Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m. Confirmation Class will be conducted at 12:30 p.m.

Lenten services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, followed by choir rehearsal.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Lenten service

The next Lenten service will be on Wednesday, March 30 at St. Matthew's UCC in Kunkletown.

The guest preacher will be the Rev. Michael Eckroth.

Soup and sandwiches will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

St. Matthew's will provide the soup and beverages.

Bring your own sandwich.

The service will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 25, 2011

4-H meeting held

Mahoning Valley 4-H Community Club held an organizational meeting on March 21. The following officers were elected: Riley Schaeffer, president; Elyse Kistler, vice president; Jackie Malloy, secretary; Brianna Keiser, treasurer; Nolan Wentz, reporter; Erin McGinley, historian; and Katie Aaron and Jack Schaeffer, social committee.

New members are welcome to attend the next meeting at 7 p.m. April 4 at St. John's Church, 826 Mahoning Drive West, Lehighton. At this meeting members will sign up for projects.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sorority news

Members of the local Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met in the conference room of the offices of International Paper in Hazleton. Participants were treated to a light lunch and were presented with goodie bags. Patti Burke served as hostess and presented a program about St. Patrick's Day.

An election of officers was held and the slate will be: Lori Schmerfeld, president; Donna Gerber, vice president; Donna Sterling, recording secretary; Pat Kibbler, corresponding secretary; and Marie Umbriac, treasurer.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Weissport Recreation Committee will host the Weissport Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16 in the borough park. Children and grandchildren of Weissport residents ages 0 to 12 are welcome. Prizes will be awarded to winners.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Woman's club

The next meeting of the Nesquehoning Woman's Club will be a dinner hosted by Nancy Kevilly at her Lake Hauto home. The members have their choice of five entrées prepared by Nan and reservations and money deadline is March 28.

The dinner date is Monday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dog walk

The Tamaqua Area Animal Rescue group will host its Fourth Annual Dog Walk on May 7, following along the Schuylkill Valley Heritage Trail.

The walk will begin at the Newkirk Tunnel Environmental Education Area along SR209, just west of Tamaqua. Participants will head west for one mile, then return to the registration area.

Registration will begin at 11 a.m. with the walk starting at noon. Registration is required.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Polk PTO meeting

Polk Elementary School will have a PTO Meeting on Thursday, March 24 at 4 p.m. Parents of Polk students are invited to come and share their ideas. Baby-sitting is available.

Meet Your Friends Night

Pleasant Valley Intermediate PTO will be having a sixth grade Meet Your Friends Night on Friday, March 25 from 3:45-6 p.m. Please make sure that you pick up your child promptly at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Golden Agers

The meeting of March 14 of the Panther Valley Golden Agers was attended by 40 members. President Ronnie Bazik opened the meeting with a prayer and a moment of silence for the victims of the Japanese tsunami. Louise Serfass read some interesting facts for St. Patrick's Day. Irene Hudasky led a songfest of Irish songs.

Prayers were recited for four recently deceased members Martha Ciarvella, Angelo Riccette, Steve Shigo, and Frank Marek.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Northern Lehigh Historical Society

The Northern Lehigh Historical Society will meet on Wednesday, March 30, at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center.

A business meeting will be held at 7 p.m., followed by a presentation by Dan Kunkle, executive director of the Nature Center.

Kunkle will conduct a tour of the new visitor and education center.

For more information about the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, including driving directions, check their website at www.lgnc.org, or phone (610) 760-9281.