Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, Feb. 2. There will be one sweep of the Palmerton, Aquashicola, and Little Gap areas beginning at 8 a.m.

Papers should be bundled and placed within sight of the collectors. They are collecting papers only, no magazines. The shiny inserts are acceptable. They also need grocery size brown paper bags.

Persons missed, or those wishing to dispose of papers, may take them to the garage across from the church on Fireline Road. In case of bad weather, the drive will be held the following Saturday.

Knitting Club

The Knitting Club will meet from 6-8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, at the Palmerton Area Library. The club is open to anyone interested in knitting and crocheting. All are welcome at any skill level.

Concourse Club

The Palmerton Concourse Club will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Parish Hall of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

The program for the evening will be "Leading Edge Martial Arts." The guest will be Robert Wetmore. Learn the basics of self-defense.

This meeting is open to the public.

Historical society seeks ancestor information

The Palmerton Area Historical Society has received a request from a woman seeking information about her grandparents, Steve and Anna Kalish (or Kolish), who lived in Palmerton in the 1930s. She is going to Europe later this year, and hopes to find their birthplace.

If anyone recognizes these names and can provide more details about them, please contact George Ashman at (610) 826-2097.