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Friday, October 8, 2010

Nesquehoning

Halloween party

The children's Halloween party will be on held on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Nesquehoning Recreation Center. Children must be 10 years old or younger and must be a resident of Nesquehoning. A sign up sheet is at the recreation center (during Wednesday bingo 5 p.m.-10 p.m.). Deadline is Oct. 22.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Summit Hill

Heritage center

The Summit Hill Heritage Center, formerly St. Paul United Church of Christ, is in need of several "wish list" items.

They include plastic cutting boards (medium size), dish towels, dish cloths, shovels, brooms, a ladder, a mat for the narthex and a computer, printer and copier.

Anyone interested in donating any of these items is asked to contact Deb Ranck, 717-787-3672.

Church council

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill, will hold a church council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. in the church.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Franklin Township

Garbage collection date change

Franklin Township will change the date of garbage collection due to the Columbus holiday.

Monday, Oct. 11, pickup will be collected on Tuesday, Oct. 12.

Trick or Treat night

Trick or treat night in Franklin Township will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fairview Seniors

Fairview Seniors meet every second and fourth Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Chestnuthill Park Building. Members make special items for patients both young and old.

At the next meeting a visual aid speaker will be featured.

For more information call June at (570) 629-6757.

Anniversary

celebration

The Western Pocono Women's Club will be celebrating 40 years of service to the community in 2011. Presently the club has 48 members, including five of the charter members who are still active in the club.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Walking group

Members of Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church are walking to Bethlehem, Christ's birthplace, from Kresgeville. They started in July and will arrive in Bethlehem in December, in time for Christmas. Starting Monday's, the Walking Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. (call Karinsue for place at (570) 722-3630).

It's free and all ages welcome.

Food pantry

Friday, October 8, 2010

Coaldale

Fall cleanup

Coaldale borough officials have announced that the town's annual fall cleanup will be held Tuesday, Oct. 19. Refuse will be picked up throughout Coaldale. Items to be picked up include tires, no more than five, tire rims, auto body parts, refrigerators, freezers, vending machines, dehumidifiers, water coolers, heat pumps, washers, dryers and stoves. All items must have chemicals removed from them and their doors taken off. In addition, up to 10 bags of garbage will be collected.

Trick or Treat night

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Sept. 28 at Ryan Township Fire Company, Barnesville, with 41 members in attendance. President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation.

Reports were presented by treasurer Shirley Becker and President Schmerfeld, who provided the secretary's report. Birthday wishes were extended to Betty Brobst. A thank you card was received from Jean Machamer.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Summit Hill

Shade Tree Commission

The Summit Hill Shade Tree Commission will conduct its annual fall street planting on Oct. 28-29. Any resident or business who would like a tree planted in front of their property can contact Lou Vermillion, (570) 645-9772, or John Kupec, 645-9644. Trees will be ordered in the near future. Volunteers to help with the plantings, watering and care of the trees are welcome.

Absentee voting

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Nesquehoning

Trick or treat night

Nesquehoning Mayor Tony Walck has declared Sunday, Oct. 31 will be the official Trick or Treat Night in Nesquehoning. Please have your porch light on if you plan to welcome the children to your door.

VFW ladies

The regular monthly meeting of Nesquehoning VFW Ladies Auxiliary was held on Sept. 14 with President Amanda Breiner in charge.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Community meal

A free community meal will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at St. John's United Church of Christ, 891 Columbia Ave., Palmerton. Enjoy a free meal and fellowship. All are welcome.

Concourse Club

The Palmerton Concourse Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Lutheran Parish Hall of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton. The evening's them will be "Hoe Down."

To become a member call Joan Turko at (610) 826-2716 for more information.

Historical Society hosts Paranormal Group