Masser's offices closed Monday

ELYSBURG - Rep. Kurt Masser (R-107) reminds residents that his district offices in Elysburg and Danville will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day.

The Elysburg office will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday and the Danville satellite office will reopen at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.

In addition, a constituent outreach event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Zerbe Township Municipal Building, 800 Mahanoy Street, Trevorton.

Authority closed Monday

KULPMONT - The Kulpmont-Marion Heights Joint Municipal Authority office will be closed Monday in observance of President's Day.

Dr. Lori to be on 'Auction Kings'

Antiques columnist Dr. Lori, whose column appears in each Sunday edition of The News-Item, will be featured on the season premiere of Discovery channel's hit TV show "Auction Kings," airing at 9 p.m. Thursday.

Museum to be open every Saturday

SHAMOKIN - Beginning March 2, the Shamokin-Coal Township Anthracite Heritage Museum, above the Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library on Independence Street, will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday.

Lenten devotions planned

During this Lenten season, the faithful of the South Anthracite Protopresbytery (deanery) of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia will continue the decades-old tradition of gathering for Lenten devotions on Sunday afternoons in the churches of the deanery. Stations of the Cross begin at 3 p.m. each Sunday and are coordinated by the clergy of the deanery.

Schedule is:

- First Sunday of the Great Fast, Feb. 17 - SS Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Mount Carmel.

- Second Sunday of the Great Fast, Feb. 24 - St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church, Frackville.

- Third Sunday of the Great Fast, March 3 - St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church, Shenandoah.

- Fourth Sunday of the Great Fast, March 10 - Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, Shamokin.

- Fifth Sunday of the Great Fast, March 17 - St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Saint Clair.

- Flowery (Palm) Sunday, March 24 - St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Minersville.