Thursday, July 31, 2014

Community Columns

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Senior day

in West Penn

The West Penn Lions and Lioness clubs will sponsor the annual West Penn Senior Fun Day on Aug. 2 at the West Penn Park. Activities will begin at 11:30 a.m.

The event is open to all township residents age 62 and older and will be held rain or shine.

The day will include free entertainment, free food (lunch and supper) and lots of fellowship.

Preregistration is required to ensure there is enough food to go around. To register, call Melissa at 570-386-4138 no later than July 25.

Rush taxes

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Regional meeting

The Chestnuthill-Jackson-Eldred-Ross-Polk Regional Planning Group meeting will take place at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Chestnuthill Township Municipal Building in Brodheadsville.

New officers

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


VFW Ladies Auxiliary

The regular monthly meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Nesquehoning Memorial VFW Post 8008 will be begin at 1 p.m. on Aug. 10.

All members are to note the day and time change for meetings.

This will be the annual picnic meeting, and all those attending should bring a covered dish.

The meeting will be held in the social hall of the Post Home.

All those planning to attend should contact Maureen at 570- 669-9578 so proper food arrangements can be made.

Friday, July 18, 2014


Meed's free children's Lunch for the week of July 21 at Meed's Methodist Church, 126 W. Catawissa St., is as follows:

Monday: Pancakes and waffles, sausage, fruit

Tuesday: Fish sticks, tater tots, carrots, applesauce

Wednesday: Hot dogs, baked beans, Jell-O

Thursday: Taco salad with assorted toppings, pudding

Friday: grilled cheese, raw veggies, applesauce

There is a drink choice everyday of milk, water or apple juice and freeze pops for dessert

Menu is subject to change

The program is open to all children.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Be a clown

If you've ever thought of running away to join the circus, here's your opportunity to be a "karny" while staying safe at home.

The Tamaqua Salvation Army is recruiting volunteers to help with its Kidz Karnival, which will take place from 2 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 5, as part of Tamaqua's National Night Out activities. It will be held at the North Railroad Street parking lot.

A meeting for potential volunteers will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Friendship Picnic

The Friendship Picnic will be held at noon on July 31 at the St. Matthew's UCC picnic grove located on Grove Road. If you plan on attending, bring a covered dish and your own beverage.

The Friendship Picnic began almost 25 years ago when Virginia Smith Anthony, Sarah Smith Serfass, Iva Frable Kleintop and Mary Frantz Correll organized a little get-together for former St. Matthew's junior and senior choir members.

After a while, friends from the Kunkletown area's one-room schools started attending and they called it the Friendship Picnic.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bethany E.C. Church

Sunday worship with the Rev. Jeff Stansbury, pastor, will take place at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school will be held at 9:30 a.m. Classes are for all ages, including adults.

Ladies Bible study is Tuesday at 10 a.m..

Pryer meeting is at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Wrapped in Prayer Ministry is 7 p.m. Friday.

The church is located on North Street in Lehighton.

Trinity happenings

Sunday worship with Holy Communion at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St. is at 9 a.m. Baptism for a baby girl is included during the worship time.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Artist reception

The Tamaqua Community Art Center will sponsor a meet and greet reception for artist Irene Miller from 6 to 9 p.m., July 24, at the center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua.

Miller is from Hazleton and works in the water color medium. Her work has been displayed at Hazleton's "Fist Night" event and at the restaurant in the Hazleton Boscov's.

In addition to the meet and greet, Miller will be teaching a class at the art center on Aug. 7.

For more information on the art center, or any of its events, visit or call 570-668-1192.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Holy Trinity happenings

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, will hold worship services at 9 a.m., Sunday. The service will include Holy Communion. A council meeting will be held at 7 p.m.

Bear Creek Camp, Day Camp, will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., July 28-Aug. 1 for ages 5-11.

Plans are under way for Pastor Paul's farewell/retirement celebration. The event will be held at noon Aug. 3 in the Sunshine Room. RSVP by July 27 by calling the church office at 610-826-2524 or send email to

Park concert

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Lions meet today

The Western Pocono Lions Club will meet today at 7 o'clock at the Old Mill Pizza Restaurant in Sciota. The speaker is Lisa Day from Family Promise of Monroe County.

Gardeners for Glory

Effort UMC's Gardeners for Glory meeting and work session will be held at 7 o'clock this evening. Volunteers are asked to bring tools, gloves and lots of energy.

For more information contact Julie Foley at 570-722-1239.

PVHS School Board

The Pleasant Valley School District Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Scholarship recipients