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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Oct. 12 at the Ryan Township Fire Company, Barnesville, with 45 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, who also provided inspirational readings. Birthday wishes were extended to Louise Horn.

The annual Christmas party will be held Dec. 14.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Harvest Home celebration

Zion Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville will celebrate Harvest Home Sunday during the 8 and 10:30 a.m. worship services on Oct. 24. Nonperishable food items as well as garden fruits and vegetables are welcome.

All items will be used to help those in need in the community.

Free historical movie

On Sunday, Oct. 24 at 1:30 p.m., the Western Pocono Community Library will present the historical movie "A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation," in the Community Room at the west end of the library.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Summit Hill

Lions to meet

The monthly meeting of the Summit Hill Lions Club will be held Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. at the Parkview Inn. Dr. Kenneth Vermillion, president, will be in charge of the session.

The guest speaker will be Bob Argot, past district governor. His topic will be the Lions Clubs International Foundation, which helps with national and international disaster relief and other humanitarian projects.

Food pantry

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat night will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 in the Borough of Palmerton. Residents are reminded to leave their porch lights on if they are participating. Drivers are cautioned to watch for children in the streets.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Avenue, will be open to greet Halloweeners with candy and hot chocolate.

Community supper

A free community meal will be held from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 365 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

Camera Club

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween parade

The Tamaqua Halloween Parade will be held Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. The rain date is Wednesday, Oct. 27.

The parade will be sponsored by the Tamaqua Lions Club, with assistance from the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce. The Tamaqua Wireless Association will provide communication along the parade route.

Entries are being accepted for floats/motorized units and marching units. The deadline for registration is Oct. 15.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Slatington Crime Watch

The next meeting of the Slatington Crime Watch will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Slatington Borough Hall. Join in to hear what's happening in the area. Thanks to everyone who helped make the third annual Community Yard Sale a success. There were over 100 families that participated this year.

Please be on the lookout for any suspicious activities in the borough and call 911 immediately. There have been several issues with graffiti in the Walnut Street area and kids walking in the wet cement.

Trick or Treat

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Historical society speaker

The Polk Township Historical Society will meet on Monday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Polk Township Municipal Building, Kresgeville. The evening's guest speaker will be William Dorshimer, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He will share memories of his experiences as a member of the liberation forces in the European Theater. A short business meeting will follow the special presentation. Everyone is welcome to attend. For additional information, please call Pat at (610) 681-8984.

PVI PAC meeting

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

PV Golden Agers

The next meeting of the Panther Valley Golden Agers will be held on Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. Halloween will be celebrated at this meeting.

Nov. 8 is the last day to sign up for the Christmas party which will be held on Nov. 28.

At the Oct. 11 meeting, conducted by Vice President Shirley Pavlick, a poem was read by Minnie Kennedy entitled "Autumn White." There was a demonstration on cookie decorating.

Nesquehoning

Trick or Treat

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The committee for the live nativity is in need of clear gallon jugs to be used as luminaries for the event. The goal this year is to make 200 luminaries. If you have questions you may contact Mrs. Ronald Dunbar at (570) 325-4303.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Lansford Democratic Club's next meeting will be held on Thurs Oct 21, at 7 p.m in Cabrera's Restaurant, Lansford.