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Around the region, Sept. 18, 2017

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The Altamont Fire Company, 209 S. Green St., will have an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sept. 24. Tickets are $9 each and there will be a full breakfast menu also featuring a wide variety of pancakes. All are welcome. For more information, call 570-449-1932.


The Ashland Public Library, in a release, thanked the Schuylkill Area Community Foundation for its help with two grants as follows: From the SACF’s 50th Anniversary Fund in the amount of $2,000, used for the purchase of two all-in-one printers, two scanners, a stand and a switch for the server; from the SACF Fund, $2,000 to be toward the repairs to the foundation and retaining wall in the rear of the building.


A free program on Do Terra essential oils is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Ashland Public Library, 1229 Centre St. Participants will discuss how essential oils can boost the immune system and improve focus on concentration, according to a press release. They will receive a free essential oil roller bottle. The program is for people 18 and older. For more information, call 570-875-3175.


The 2018 Ringtown Valley Community Fund Drive started Sept. 1 and will continue through Dec. 31. A mailing has been sent to all households in the Ringtown and Zion Grove zip code areas, according to a fund release. Contributions to the annual drive support 10 nonprofit organizations that serve the Ringtown area, including Avenues, the American Red Cross, Schuylkill County Society for Crippled Children, Ringtown Area Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, library, recreation complex, food pantry, senior citizens and pastors’ association. Now that the Ringtown ambulance has merged with the Shenandoah and Lost Creek ambulances, the new group will conduct its own drive. The community fund board members said in the release they thank area residents for continued support for the annual fund drive, which has benefited area residents of all ages since 1955. Contributions should be made on or before Dec. 31 with checks payable to “Ringtown Valley Community Fund” and mailed to P.O. Box 204, Ringtown, PA 17967. Additional mailers will be available at the Ringtown Public Library. There will be no second mailing.

Schuylkill Haven

The Vraj Youth will present the second annual Vraj Walkathon on Oct. 8 starting at Bubeck Park, Washington Street. Walker check-in will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and the walkathon will begin at 10 a.m. People may register online at Proceeds will go to local charities and a portion will benefit a scholarship for a Schuylkill Haven Area High School student. For more information, email the


St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church will hold its “Holiday Spectacular” bingo Oct. 15 in the church hall, 300 W. Oak St. Doors will open at noon, early birds will be at 1:15 p.m. and regular games will begin at 1:30 p.m. “Valuable themed holiday spectacular prizes include Pfaltzgraff Winterberry dinnerware and serving sets, illuminated fall and winter decor, lawn decorations, Nativity set, Waterford crystals, fine china, lighted Christmas trees, wreaths, holiday baking and entertaining items, linens, gift wrap and trim essentials, Lenox, Mikasa, Lego sets and toys, lights and ornaments, themed baskets, figurines (and) florals …” organizers said in a release. A luncheon will be provided. Admission is $25, which includes 20 games. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling 570-462-0809. Advance ticket holders will be entered into a special drawing. Five additional special games will be available and there will be door prizes. All players must purchase a ticket to play.


A program by the Tremont Area Historical Society is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 28 in the borough building, 139 Clay St. Titled “A Walk with Conrad Weister” and presented by Lynn Otto, it will focus on the 65-mile ancient pathway from Womelsdorf to the Indian town of Shamokin, called The Tulpehocken Path. Admission is free; freewill offerings will be accepted. All are welcome.

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