MANVILLE: Beekeeper to address seniors next week

Senior Corner column, issue of April 4

   Beekeeper Mark Sopko will give a presentation on bees, explain their importance for pollination of plants and trees and give some demonstrations at the April 11 meeting of the Manville Senior Citizens. He will also have honey for sale.
   The Senior Citizens meet at 12:30 p.m. the second Thursday (the next meeting is April 11) of each month at the VFW on Washington Avenue. Residents of Manville age 50 and older are eligible for membership. Also, persons who do not remain residents of Manville are still eligible for membership.
   Canned goods or nonperishable food items will continue to be collected before each meeting, as well as soup labels. Remember to bring one item per member to stock the Food Bank.
   Blood pressure screening is held before the beginning of each meeting for members.
   The bulk and brush pick-ups on alternating Tuesdays has resumed. April 9 will be yard waste pick-up. You can call the Department of Public Works; its message system tells what is being picked up that particular Tuesday.
   The seniors’ annual picnic will be on Thursday, July 11, at the Manville VFW from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for guests, and will go on sale in May. There will be no July meeting, in lieu of the picnic.
Recreation events
   • Atlantic City — The bus leaves at 9 a.m. from the VFW parking lot on the second Wednesday of each month for Showboat Casino. The cost is $30, which will be returned. This trip is open to the public by reservations only. The next trip will be on April 10. Make your reservation with Josephine Pschar at 908-722-0156.
— Geraldine Klimowich 