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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Salem St. Paul's Church

Sunday, Nov. 7 is a Food Offering for PVEN (local food pantry) at Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Needed for holiday bags: canned vegetables, yams and gravy, boxed stuffing, cake mix and icing, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, Mr. Z's food cards and/or turkeys. You can drop off your items before or after SSP's church service on Sunday.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Oct. 26 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 43 members in attendance. President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation.

Reports were presented by treasurer Shirley Becker and secretary Florina Martin.

Florina Martin and Shirley Becker provided inspirational readings. The annual Christmas party will be held Dec. 14, catered by Christy Joy.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Slatington Lions Club

The Slatington Lions Club will hold a board meeting at the Skeet Club at 7 p.m. Nov. 10.

A special Lions birthday wish to Jeffrey Kuntz (Nov. 9).

The Lions Club is always looking for new members.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Golden Agers

The Panther Valley Golden Agers will meet on Monday, Nov. 8 with a guest therapist from St. Luke's Miners Hospital. If there is enough interest, bingo will be played. This will be the last time to sign-up for the Christmas party to be held at La Dolce Restaurant on Nov. 28, starting at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bells to ring

Beginning Nov. 5, the Salvation Army will be ringing bells in connection with its Red Kettle campaign. Various service groups will be helping. In Chestnuthill Township, that outreach will take place at Kinsley's in Brodheadsville.

Lions Board

The board of directors of the Western Pocono Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville. All Lions are welcome.

PV Band Parents

The Pleasant Valley Band Parents will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, at the high school.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, holds worship services at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. On Sunday, Nov. 7, All Saints Sunday will be observed.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Jim Thorpe fire department has free smoke detector for Jim Thorpe Borough residents. If you need a smoke detector please contact Fire Chief Bill

Diehm at (570) 325-3890. No commercial properties please.


Members of the LAOH will hold their monthly meeting on Sunday, Nov. 7, after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. It will be held in McGinley Hall.

Scouting for Food

Friday, October 29, 2010

Writers' workshop

The Black Diamond Writers' network will sponsor a workshop on writing mystery novels featuring Josh Berk, award winning writer of "The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin." The workshop will be held from 1-3 p.m., Nov. 20 at the Tamaqua Public Library, following the monthly meeting of the BDWN.

The workshop will include exercises on plot, setting, character, dialogue, description and more. Participants will be able to brainstorm outlines for detective stories during the hands on writing practice.

Friday, October 29, 2010


The Our Lady of the Angels Academy Catholic Youth Organization is seeking volunteers to help with coaching or volunteering their time to help promote the organization. Persons interested in helping can contact Tim Hoben, president, at; Chris Henritzy, district representative, at; or Lisa Stefanick, treasurer, at


Kids party

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sorority news

The Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met Oct. 20 at the home of Donna Gerber. The meeting included a Secret Sister Halloween party, hosted by Lori Schmerfeld. The program included the history of Halloween and numerous games. Members then exchanged Halloween treats.