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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

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Artist of the month

Mrs. Scholl, art teacher at East Penn and Franklin elementary schools awards an "Artist of the Month" for each grade.

Franklin Artists of the Month for November are: kindergarten, Robert Ohl; first grade, Ian Werner; second grade, Jonathan Macsay; third grade, Karissa Hough; fourth grade, Isabelle Meckes.

East Penn Artists of the Month for November are: kindergarten, Craig Frantz; first grade, Collin Wentz; second grade, Nicole Serbel; third grade, Samantha Miller and fourth grade, Gabriela Szozda.

Elementary students of the month

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holiday music

The Tamaqua Area High School Music Department will present its' annual holiday music concert Thursday in the school auditorium. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. with the program set to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Lansford

Christmas concert

The students at Our Lady of the Angels Academy band, Lansford, will present a Christmas concert on Friday, Dec. 10, at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford.

Family, friends and guests are invited to attend.

To entertain seniors

Members of the Panther Valley Golden Age Club will be entertained by students from Our Lady of the Angels, Academy, Lansford, at their next meeting on Monday, Dec. 13.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Blue Christmas service

St. Matthew's UCC will hold a Blue Christmas Service on Monday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. with communion.

Secret Sister luncheon

St. Matthew's will have its Secret Sister luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. If you are already a member, be sure to come and bring a covered dish. If you would like to be a member, also come and join up for next year. You do not have to be a member of the church.