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Couple donates piano to Falls Senior Center

Stanley H. Arnold III

Samantha A. Mihalko

Stanley H. Arnold III, son of Joelle Wren Arnold, Kingston, and Stanley Arnold Jr., Pringle, is celebrating his 10th birthday today, Jan. 17. Stanley is a grandson of the late Katherine Wren, Larksville; the late Henry Wren, Plymouth; the late Rosalie Arnold, Edwardsville; and the late Stanley Arnold Sr., Wilkes-Barre. He has a brother, Zachary, 5, and two sisters, Keirsten, 1 1, and Jasmine, 7.

Samantha Abigail Mihalko, daughter of Taras Mihalko, Dallas, and the late Lori Mihalko, is celebrating her 1 1th birthday today, Jan. 17. Samantha is a granddaughter of Barry and Marion Mihalko, Larksville, and Bernard and Carol Savage, Wilkes-Barre. She is a greatgranddaughter of Christine Mihalko, Coalport. Samantha has a sister, Natasha, 9.

Career and Technical Center continuing accreditation for Practical Nursing Program The Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center School of Practical Nursing recently announced that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Practical Nursing Program. The public is invited to meet the visit team and share comments about the program at the Practical Nursing Department during the visit Feb. 7-9. Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted to Dr. Sharon Tanner, chief executive officer, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga. 30326, or by e-mail to Participants, from left, first row: Cheryl Madajewski and Catherine Zwiebel, instructors; Laura Zdancewicz, assistant director; Mary Elizabeth Pacuska, director; Diane Barush, clinical coordinator; and Sandra Miller and Patricia Maloney, instructors. Second row: Julie Ross, Rita Nita Carey, Jodi Olenginski, Joseph Pistack, Janet Frascella, Cristen Walker and Lorraine Cortegerone, instructors.

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Gate of Heaven Church Youth Choir performs holiday concert at Lakeside Nursing Center

Jason Thomas O’Borski, son of Jeff and Jennifer O’Borski, Sheatown, is celebrating his fifth birthday today, Jan. 17. Jason is a grandson of Patricia Boltz and the late Harold Boltz, Nanticoke, and the late MaryAnn Spencer, Luzerne. He has a brother, Joshua, 9.

Several members of the Gate of Heaven Church Youth Choir, directed by Anthony J. Kubasek, music director and liturgy coordinator, recently presented a program of sacred and secular Christmas songs for the residents of Lakeside Nursing Center, Dallas. A number of choir members were featured soloists and the program concluded with an audience sing-along. At the concert, from left, are Grace Aiello, Courtney McMonagle, Samia Clerico, Bridget Goodrich, Jennifer Leonard, Michelle Leonard, Rachel DeCesaris, Melissa Leonard, and Morgan Patla.


Name: Britney Sex: female Age: adult Breed/type: St. Bernard mix About this dog: not spayed, up to date on shots

Name: Ricky Sex: male Age: 6 months Breed/type: Chihuahua mix About this dog: neutered, up to date on shots

How to adopt: Call or visit the Hazleton Animal Shelter, 101 N. Poplar St. (corner of Hemlock) in Hazleton. Phone 454-0640. Hours for adoptions are Monday through Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Business

hours are Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wish List: donations of cat food, cleaning supplies, paper products, and blankets are in need.


the college campus. Classes for the spring semester begin today. For more information call the college at 740-0337, 7400340, or 800-377-LCCC ext. 7337 or 7340.

NANTICOKE: Luzerne County Community College is holding registration for spring semester classes 8:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Wednesday at


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EDWARDSVILLE: The Edwardsville Senior Center, 57 Russell St., is holding a Polish Festival dinner on Wednesday. The center also offers a Koffee Klatch at 10 a.m.; puzzles, bingo and cards 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and health steps exercises at 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. The center is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Anyone 60 years of age and older are welcome. Annual membership donation is $4. A $2 donation is requested for a nutritious lunch served daily at noon. Reservations must be made by 1 p.m. the previous day. For more information call 2873381. FALLS: The Falls Senior Center is sponsoring a free, 12-week nutrition class by registered dietitian Lisa Macdonald beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The class will cover topics on how to improve your health even without losing weight. The center is also holding a Polish Festival dinner at noon on Wednesday. Polish members will discuss Polish traditions and holidays. New members are welcome for a $4 donation. Anyone wishing to attend the noon meal for a $2 donation should call Twila at 388-2623 before 12:30 p.m. the previous day. KINGSTON: The Kingston Senior Center, 680 Wyoming Ave., will celebrate Polish Festival Day on Wednesday with a special lunch and entertainment by Pete Trusczkowski beginning at 12:15 p.m. The center is sponsoring at 12-week nutrition course, “Health at Any Size,” beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday. The class will be conducted by a

registered dietician. To register, call the center at 287-1102. Membership renewals are due. MINERS MILLS: The Miners Mills Community Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church. Regular meetings are held the first Tuesday and third Thursday of each month. New members are welcome. MOUNTAIN TOP: The Mountain Top Social Club will meet 3:15 p.m. Jan. 24 in the day room in Father Nolan Hall at St. Jude Church. New members are welcome. Dues for the year are being collected. Hosts will be Dorothy Worke, Bill Dempski and Bill Cook. The next trip will be on March 22 to the Mount Airy Casino. Non-members are welcome, space permitting. For reservations, or more information, call Otto at 474-0641 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. NANTICOKE: The Rose Tucker Center, 128 W. Washington St., is offering blood pressure screenings at 9:30 a.m. today. There will be a special Polish Festival dinner at noon on Wednesday with entertainment by Stankey and the Coalminers beginning at 1 p.m. Membership dues for 2012 and donations for the Homebound Project are being collected. PITTSTON: St. Joseph’s Senior Social Club will meet 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Rocco’s school auditorium on Oak Street. Bingo and card games will be played and refreshments will be served. Hosts are Margaret and Jack Hoover, Jennie Figel, Fran Mattucci and Elizabeth Braccio. New members are welcome. PITTSTON: The Pittston

Senior Center has a few openings for the Zumba Gold classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $2 for center members and $3 for non-members. Classes are designed for people 55 years of age or older. To register, contact Connie Andrews at 655-5561. The 2012 Pittston Senior Center Bowling League is now forming. The league will run for 14 weeks and begin on Friday. Bowling will take place at 1:15 p.m. at Modern Lanes, Exeter. Anyone 60 years of age or older is invited to join. A banquet will be held at the end of the season. Dance class with Sue will resume on Monday. The free classes are held 10-11:30 a.m. on Mondays. PLAINS TWP.: Plains Senior Citizens Project Head will meet 1 p.m. Wednesday at SS. Peter and Paul school cafeteria. Hostesses are Sadie Guerra, Mary Gurka, Rose Hayes, Mark Hoinski, Jack Hoover and Margaret Hoover. Hostesses should report at 11:30 a.m. Members are reminded to bring food and paper products for the SS. Peter and Paul food pantry. New members are welcome. Lieutenant Richard Lussi and Officer Robert Kelly from the Plains Police Crime Watch Project, discussed issues happening in the township at the group’s last meeting.

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and June 17-22 to Nashville, Tenn. WILKES-BARRE: The RCA Nipper Club will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Old Country Buffet, East End Centre. New members are welcome. WILKES-BARRE: The Charles T. Adams Senior Center will hold blood pressure screenings 11 a.m.-noon today. Polish Festival Day will be celebrated 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Wednesday and a nutrition class will take place 11 a.m.-noon on Monday. The center is holding an open house membership drive 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Jan. 25. There will be gifts, 50/50 and other special activities. WILKES-BARRE: Rainbow Seniors of Wilkes-Barre will meet 1 p.m. today at Albright United Methodist Church, Dana and Grove streets. Officers for 2012 will be installed. Servers will be Charles and Dorothy Christian and Leonard and Angie Hummel.

WYOMING: The Wyoming/ West Wyoming Seniors will meet at 1:30 p.m. today at the St. Monica meeting center. Frank Perfinski will preside. Servers are Stanley Mulesky, Vicky Mecklavage and Frank Perfinski. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. Fifty-fifty winners at the last PLYMOUTH: The Senior meeting were Betty O’Hara, Citizen’s Friendship Club of St. Mary’s will meet 1 p.m. Monday Armonde Casagrande, Donna Pocceschi and Angie Matruzzo. at the Holy Child School buildCharmaine Potenza was the ing, Willow Street. Servers will winner of the bingo jack pot. be Peg Hogan, Bill and Chris Dues for 2012 are being colHurst, Ann Januszewski and Ann Koprowski. Yearly dues are lected by Angie Mastruzzo, membership chairperson. New being collected. Fifty-fifty winmembers are welcome. The club ners at the last meeting were Ann Januszewski, Maggie Panek meets the first and third Tuesday of each month. and Sue Witkoski. Upcoming trips are planned for March 16 to Mount Haven

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Stanley and Dee Hedrick recently donated a piano to the Falls Senior Center, sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne/Wyoming counties. Eugene Smith, a member of the center, plays the piano several times a week to entertain the group. With the piano, from left, are Stanley and Dee Hedrick and Smith.

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