Friday, October 24, 2014

Panther Valley

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Al-Anon meetings

The Al-Anon group will meet Mondays at 7:15 p.m. at St. Katharine Drexel Church Hall, 120 E. Abbott St., Lansford.

Al-Anon is a nonprofit worldwide support organization helping families and friends of loved ones suffering from addiction.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Trick or treat

Trick or Treat night in Coaldale will be observed from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30.

Summit Hill

Food Pantry

Remaining 2014 food distribution dates for the Summit Hill Food Pantry are as follows: Tuesday, Nov. 24 and Dec. 22.

The food pantry is located in the Summit Hill Heritage Center on Hazard and Chestnut streets. Distribution will take place between 10-11:30 a.m.

There is to be no parking in the alley before 9:45 a.m. and absolutely no parking in the vacant lot.

Friday, October 17, 2014


Medicare enrollment assistance for seniors

The Panther Valley Public Library, at 117 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, will be assisting seniors during open enrollment for Medicare part C & D every Wednesday through Dec. 7 during regular library hours.

Counselors will assist consumers in finding a drug plan or a Medicare Part C plan.

This service is available by appointment.

Call the library to set up an appointment at 570-645-3780.

Preschool story hour

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Blood drive

The Miller-Keystone Center will conduct a blood drive at St. Katherine Drexel Church, 124 E. Abbott St., Lansford, on Monday, Oct. 20 from 1-6 p.m.

Participants may walk in or can make an appointment by calling John Karnish at 570-645-3994.

Summit Hill

Fall tree plantings

The Summit Hill Shade Tree Commission will be conducting its fall tree plantings on Oct. 25 and 26.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Trick or treat

Trick or Treat night in Coaldale will be observed from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30.

Summit Hill

Historical society

The Summit Hill Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. today at the museum on Ludlow Street.

Agenda items are the Ludlow Park Project, lottery ticket sales, Penn State bus trip in November, Christmas program and decorating.

President Lou Vermillion will chair the meeting. The meeting is open to all.


Special U.S. Navy service at St. John's

Friday, October 10, 2014

Panther Valley

Golden Agers

The Sept. 22 meeting of the Panther Valley Golden Agers opened with a prayer and the singing of "God Bless America."

Guests Rob Mikulski and Jackie Vasquez presented a video on gambling addiction among the elderly.

President Irene Hudasky read a letter from Diakon on seeking help with health insurance for those on Social Security.

Hospitality committee for October and November are Fran Hager and Dee Neifert.

The next meeting will be Monday at St. John's Slovak Lutheran Church Social Hall beginning at 1 p.m.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Summit Hill

Hydrant flushing

The Summit Hill Water Authority will be flushing hydrants Monday and Tuesday.

You may experience low water pressure and water discoloration during this time. The bororough apologizes for the inconvenience.

Pro-Life rosary

St. Joseph's Church in Summit Hill will sponsor a Pro-Life Rosary at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Bloomingdale Cemetery on Lentz Trail.

It will feature the Glorious Mysteries and will be held by the altar for the unborn.

Please bring your rosary and a lawn chair.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Summit Hill

Fall tree plantings

The Summit Hill Shade Tree Commission will be conducting its fall tree plantings on Oct. 25 and 26.

Anyone interested in sponsoring a tree to be planted along the streets or in memory or in honor of someone may call John Kupec at 645-9644 or Lou Vermillion at 645-9772 for information.

Trees will be ordered in mid October.

Volunteers to help plant, water and clean up are welcome as well as any contributions to the Shade Tree Commission's efforts.


Medicare enrollment assistance for seniors

Friday, October 3, 2014


Neighborhood Watch

The next meeting of the Nesquehoning Neighborhood Watch group will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the borough hall.

Recreation Commission

The Nesquehoning Recreation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Nesquehoning Recreation Center.

Trick or Treat night

Trick or Treat night in Nesquehoning will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Oct. 30.

Participating residents should leave their front porch light on to let residents know they will be handing out treats.

Lions to meet

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Summit Hill

Flag program

The Summit Hill Lions Club is continuing its American flag program.

During the good weather months, the flag will fly in Ludlow Park in memory or honor of veterans from the community.

During the week of Oct. 6, the flag will fly in memory of the late Rev. Richard Campo, who served as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, having had two tours of duty in Vietnam.

After his military service, he entered the seminary and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Allentown on June 8, 1985. Rev. Campo passed away on Nov. 17, 2008.