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Annual church picnic will be held Sept. 6

Thursday, August 20, 2015 by STACEY KOCH in Columns

St. John the Baptist Church in Stiles is holding its annual church picnic Sunday, Sept. 6, noon-9 p.m.

The picnic will be held on the church grounds, located on Ruch and Chestnut streets.

There are always delicious food selections to feast on.

Musical entertainment and games will make for a very enjoyable day. Bring your lawn chairs so you can sit down, relax and listen to the music.

This is always a nice end-of-summer celebration, and you are certain to run into neighbors and friends from the community too.

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Teen book talk at the library

Thursday, August 20, 2015 by The Press in Columns

We would like to say a big thank you to all of the adults and kids who made our summer reading program so great this year.

We had 238 kids and 34 adults complete the program and have a great time this summer at the library.

The summer may be over, but there are still plenty of fun programs for all ages to attend.

There will be a teen book talk Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1:30-3 p.m.

We will be discussing "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie and "The Call of the Wild" by Jack London.

St. John's UCC to host vendor fair

Thursday, August 20, 2015 by LIZ HAHN in Columns

St. John's United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., will host a vendor fair Saturday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The event will be held indoors.

Join in for a day of shopping. Vendors include makeup, kitchenware, jewelry, food, bags, cleaning, skin care and many others.

There will be lots of homemade crafts including artwork, photography, woodworking and more. There will be a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, bake sale and more. Proceeds support the youth group's summer mission trip and national youth event in Orlando, Fla., in 2016. For more information, call 610-264-8421.

Wheels of Faith car show, craft fair will be held Aug. 15

Thursday, August 13, 2015 by STACEY KOCH in Columns

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, will hold its seventh annual Wheels of Faith car show and craft fair on Saturday, Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The rain date is Aug. 16.

Antique cars, vendors and a deejay are some of this event's features.

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An Iron Chef breakfast will be served after the 9 a.m. service on Sunday, Aug.t 23 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church. There will be a free-will offering.

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Saturday's Fun Fest is called a success

Thursday, August 13, 2015 by The Press in Columns

We would like to thank everyone for helping to make our Fun Fest a success!

We had a great time with our friend Tootsie the Clown, who entertained everyone, young and old! Thanks to all of the local organizations that donated food and equipment.

A special thank you for the Coplay Public Works Department and the library board for all their hard work in making Fun Fest happen!

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Thanks to everyone for making our summer reading program a huge success. Our readers had a great time, and we loved helping them reach their goals.

Thanks for cleaning up rail trail

Thursday, August 6, 2015 by STACEY KOCH in Columns

A big "thank you" from the Stiles community to all workers and volunteers in the township who have cleaned up the Ironton Rail Trail after the violent storm. The trail is passable and cleared of debris, and those who frequent the trail are so grateful. Great job!

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The summer of 2015 is flying by! As college students shop to furnish their new dorm rooms and other students go shopping for uniforms, clothes and supplies, we still have some summer vacation time in August in which to have fun!

Library to hold Civil War program

Thursday, August 6, 2015 by The Press in Columns

Our summer reading program may be over, but there is still lots going on at the library.

Tonight, Aug. 6, "Damn Dutch!," a Civil War program with John Moyer Jr. and friends is set for 7 p.m. The program is about German Americans and the Civil War and is designed to delight, educate and entertain.

It will feature period music from Moyer, a 13-year veteran of Civil War living history and reenactments.

Those helping with the program include Rich Pauling, Joe Erce, Ethan Green, Henry Green II and Henry Green III.

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Family Fun Fest is approaching

Thursday, July 30, 2015 by The Press in Columns

It's time for our annual Family Fun Fest, set for Saturday, Aug. 8, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tootsie will perform noon-1:30 p.m. with magic tricks, silly songs and balloon sculptures.

Free face painting will also be offered.

All summer reading program participants who get their certificates will receive a coupon for a free hot dog, and any child with a Coplay library card will receive a free Rita's Italian Ice.

Yard sale/craft tables will be available. Call 610-261-1243 for more information.

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Breakfast is Aug. 9

Thursday, July 30, 2015 by STACEY KOCH in Columns

An Iron Chef breakfast will be served after the 9 a.m. service Sunday, Aug. 9 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church. There will be a free-will offering.

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A Miller-Keystone blood drive will be held Monday, Aug. 10, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church. Contact Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061 to schedule a time to donate.

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Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church will be holding its seventh annual Wheels of Faith car show and craft fair Saturday, Aug. 15, 9 a.m. -3 p.m. Antique cars, vendors and a deejay are some of this event's features.