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Friday, January 21, 2011

Summit Hill

Lions to meet

The monthly meeting of the Summit Hill Lions Club will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. at the Parkview Inn. Dr. Kenneth Vermillion, president, will be in charge of the session.

The meeting will be held in the form of a "Picnic in January," featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob and other picnic "fixins."

The club's guests for the evening will be the Lions' regional and zone chairpersons.

Preliminary details for this year's golf tournament will be presented.

Friday, January 21, 2011


First Congregational Church

Services and activities scheduled for next week at First Congregational Church, Coaldale, are as follows:

Sunday, Jan. 23 - 9 a.m. Morning Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday School; 12:30 p.m. Confirmation class.

Monday, Jan. 24 - 7 p.m. Church board meeting.

Wednesday, Jan. 26 - 6:30.m. Choir rehearsal.

Sunday, Jan. 30 - 9 a.m. Morning Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday School; 12:30 p.m. Confirmation class.

Wednesday, Feb. 2 - Nursing home services at 11 a.m. at St. Luke's Miners, and 1:30 p.m. at MapleShade.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Library news

The Tamaqua Public Library sponsors a monthly book discussion and review. This month's event will be held Jan. 31, at 6 p.m., at the library. The book to be discussed will be "Little Bee," written by Chris Cleave.

A New York Times bestseller, the book follows two strangers and the friendship that blooms between them.

Interested parties may contact the library prior to the event to ensure enough copies of the book are available.

February's selection will be "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield. Selections are always subject to change.

Friday, January 21, 2011

St. Matthew's Youth Group

St. Matthew's Youth Group will meet every Friday from 5-7:30 p.m. for ages 12-18. Dinner and fun will be served.

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will meet on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Co. Bring a bag lunch and they will be playing bingo.

St. Matthew's upcoming service

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Family Fun Night

Pleasant Valley Elementary will have a family fun night on Friday, Jan. 24 from 6-8 p.m. in the school cafeteria. All students of PVE and their families are welcome to attend.

PAC meeting

Pleasant Valley Intermediate School will be having its monthly PAC meeting on Monday, Jan 24 at 1:15 p.m. in the school library. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Polk PTO meeting

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Jan. 11 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 39 members in attendance.

President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation. Reports were presented by secretary Florina Martin and treasurer Shirley Becker.

Birthday wishes were extended to Betty Kunkel, Doris Yeager, Gloria McHale and Gene Lutz. Yeager was also congratulated on her 48th wedding anniversary. Rhoda Purnell was added to the sick list.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Catholic Schools

Catholic Schools Week will be celebrated from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5 by Our Lady of the Valley School, Lansford, which serves the communities of Summit Hill, Lansford, Nesquehoning and Coaldale. The event will begin with Parishioner Appreciation Day on Sunday, Jan. 30, which will include an open house program from noon to 2 p.m. at the school. Additional information about CSW will be announced in this column at a later date.

OLOAA registrations

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Meeting site change

Members and friends of the Western Pocono Lions Club are reminded that the club will meet at Cherry's Family Restaurant in Kresgeville this week. Although the site is changed for this month, the time is still 6:30 p.m. for the social gathering and 7 o'clock for the meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 19.

The speaker will be Cory Bentzoni from the PA Game Commission.

Local man injured

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

First Baptist Church

The schedule of activities for First Baptist Church of Lansford are as follows:

Mondays - Men's group at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesdays - Bible Study at 6:15 p.m.

Sundays - Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Adult Bible Group at 10:15 a.m.; Worship Service at 11 a.m.

For more information, contact the Rev. Jeremy Benack, pastor, at (570) 645-2212.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Northern Lehigh Future Focus

Northern Lehigh Future Focus in planning on publishing a photo-book on Slatington/Northern Lehigh sports teams and players later this year and is in search of photographs and help with a new sports book.

As this is expected to be a large undertaking, NLFF is asking for the public's help. First and foremost, they are looking for old photos or copies of photos that they can borrow.