Monday, August 3, 2015

Panther Valley

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Free recycling

Lansford will host a free electronics recycling day from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 26 at the Lansford Pool parking lot.

Friday, July 24, 2015


Tax office

The Coaldale tax office will be closed Monday through Aug. 3 to prepare school taxes for mailing.

Normal hours will resume Aug. 4

Office hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.

If taxpayers qualify for exemption, please return your signed and dated application, in person, along with proof of eligibility. School exemptions must be notarized.


Historical society

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Golden Agers

The July 13 meeting of the Panther Valley Golden Agers opened with an Inspirational message. Singalong followed with summer songs by the group.

Members celebrating birthdays in May, June, July and August will be recognized at the Aug. 10 meeting. The subject of medical fraud will be addressed at a future meeting.

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

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Lansford Park and Recreation Board will offer swim lessons, taught by pool lifeguards, at the Lansford Community Pool during the last two weeks of July.

There will be four levels of classes.

Level 1 works on comfort in the water with the ultimate goal of independent doggie paddle. This is for the most basic and beginner swimmers.

Level 2 is for swimmers who already know how to doggie paddle. This is an introduction to basic stroke work and water safety.

Level 3 is an intermediate level that refines the basic strokes and water safety.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Meed's VBS

Meed's United Methodist Church will host its Vacation Bible School, Hometown Nazareth, from 9-11:30 a.m. Aug. 3-7.

There will be a planning meeting at 7 o'clock this evening. Volunteers are needed to help with snacks, crafts, games, music and story telling.

Everyone is welcome. Children ages 3 to 12 can attend the program. Registration can be done on Aug. 3 or at the children's lunch program.

For more information, call 570-645-7500.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


Golden Agers

The June 22 meeting of the Panther Valley Golden Agers opened with "Prayer for My Dad" by Norma Lee Burke.

Ruth Ann Feane led the singing with summer selections. President Irene Hudasky conducted the meeting and also announced upcoming trips.

The next meeting will be Monday at St. John's Slovak Lutheran Church Social Hall Beginning at 1 p.m. Shirley Pavlick will inform the group about upcoming events. Bingo is scheduled to be played.


Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Friday, July 3, 2015


Lions Club meeting

Nesquehoning Lions Club is meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Lengyel's in Nesquehoning. All are welcome.

For further information or membership application, call 570-669-9919.

Summer band news

New Panther Valley High School Band members going to seventh and eighth grades in the fall are invited to the next summer marching band rehearsal on Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. in the high school band room. Another rehearsal will be July 21 from 7 to 8 p.m. as well.

Band camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 6-18 at the high school.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Band practice

Panther Valley High School band will have summer practice on July 7 and July 21 in the high school band room from 7-8 p.m.

Band camp will be Aug. 6-18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the high school.


St. John's

Tonight at 7, St. John's Lutheran Church, 1 E. Abbott St., Lansford, will hold an informal worship: a spiritual, peaceful evening service with Holy Communion.

All are welcome to this relaxed, brief, musical, evening prayer.

Friday, June 26, 2015


Neighborhood watch

The Lansford Police Department will hold a neighborhood watch meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the borough building, located at 1 W. Ridge St., Lansford.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Free community


Meed's Methodist Church, 126 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, will offer a free community dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Please use the basement door. The menu this month is chicken fingers and french fries, drinks and dessert.

All are welcome.

Summit Hill

Historical society

to meet

The Summit Hill Historical Society will meet tonight at 7 o'clock at the museum on West Ludlow Street.

Agenda items will include the Ludlow Park project, Hootenanny schedule, hoagie sale, bus trips and summer picnic.