Summit Hill

Hydrant flushing

The Summit Hill Water Authority will conduct its annual fire hydrant flushing program next week.

The hydrants will be flushed from Tuesday through Friday, April 17-20, during which time residents may experience low water pressure or water discoloration for a temporary period of time.

Bloodmobile planned

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill, will sponsor a bloodmobile visit from the Miller-Keystone Memorial Blood Bank on Saturday, April 21. The bloodmobile hours will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The drive is being held in memory of the late Paige Rex, a longtime parishioner of the church who played a key role in the church's sponsorship of bloodmobiles in the past. She passed away on Oct. 28, 2010.

Shade Tree plans

The Summit Hill Shade Tree Commission continues its biannual tree plantings in the spring and fall in the parks and streets of the borough.

The Spring Arbor Day plantings and ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 28, at 9 a.m. and will consist of memorial and honorary trees.

Those who will be memorialized during this year's program include noted late historians Joseph Arner, Joe "Buck" O'Donnell and Joseph McDermott.

For more information about the program, contact Dr. Louis Vermillion, (570) 645-9772, or louverm@ptd.net [1], or John Kupec, 645-9644.

Volunteers on planting days, tree sponsors and monetary donations are always accepted by the commission.

Absentee voting

Tuesday, April 17, is the final day on which persons desiring to vote in the upcoming Primary Election can apply for an absentee ballot. The election is scheduled to be held Tuesday, April 24.

Persons requiring an absentee ballot application can obtain one by calling Bill O'Gurek, (570) 645-4148.

Water Authority

The Summit Hill Water Authority will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in the borough hall, Louis Alexander, chairman, will be in charge.