Thursday, January 29, 2015

Panther Valley

Friday, October 31, 2014


First Congregational Church

A number of activities are scheduled at First Congregational Church in Coaldale in the coming weeks, including Harvest Home, Veterans Day, Community Choir and Thanksgiving.

The beginning of the Harvest Home collection will take place at the morning worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday. Donations of nonperishable food items will be welcomed.

The Women's Class will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The church nursing home ministry group will visit St. Luke's Hospital-Miners Campus at 11 a.m. and MapleShade at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


St. John's

Wednesday evening service at St. John the Evangelist Lutheran Church, 1 E. Abbott St., Lansford, 7 p.m., Holden Evening Prayer Service with Holy Communion.

For those who wish to come early, a free, simple supper will be served at 6 p.m. and a brief Bible study is held at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call Pastor Marjorie Keiter at 570-273-4038.

Service will not be held if school is canceled or dismissed early due to bad weather on Wednesdays.


Panther Valley Senior Center

Friday, October 24, 2014


Historical society

The next meeting of the Nesquehoning Historical Society will be 6 p.m. Tuesday at the borough hall, 114 W. Catawissa Street.

Guest speaker will be John C. LaRizzio, author of "Hey, Milkman!" The book is about his experiences as a milk delivery person in Nesquehoning.

LaRizzio grew up in Nesquehoning in the '60s and had a milk delivery route for five years while he was attending high school and college. He wrote "Hey, Milkman!" to share his memories and the insights about life that he gained through his daily work.

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.