Monday, September 22, 2014

Community Columns

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Trinity happenings

Sunday worship at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 175 S. 3rd St., begins at 9 a.m. Music is provided by the Trinity Praise Band. Guest pastor, the Rev. Paul Schoffstall, presides. Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

Weekly Sunday School classes for young people ages 3 though grade 12 begin at 10:30 a.m. Level 1 and 11 (grades seven and eight) Confirmation classes begin at 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fall clean up

The fall annual SKIP Clean Up is scheduled for Sept. 20. Interested volunteers should report to the M & T Bank parking lot at the Five Points intersection before 9 a.m. that day.

Residents and business owners may lend a hand by cleaning their respective sidewalks and properties that day.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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Class 1965

Members of the Jim Thorpe Area High School Class of 1965 are invited to attend a luncheon on Thursday at noon at Platz's Restaurant, Lehighton.

Rally Day

The Sunday school of St. John's Lutheran Church, South Avenue, will resume on Sunday beginning at 9:15 a.m.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

9-11 service

The Tamaqua South Ward Playground will once again sponsor a 9-11 Community Remembrance Service, honoring those lost that fateful day, the military personnel who protect our freedom, and their families.

The event will be held at 6 p.m. at the playground, located at Penn and Oak streets. There will be a special tribute to the late John "Sonny" Trudich, a long time supporter of the event.

Garden club

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Holy Trinity Happenings

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave. Palmerton, will return to its regular worship services at 8 and 10:45 a.m. this Sunday.

Sunday School is at 9 a.m. To kick off the beginning of Sunday School, join in "Dancing with the Stars".

Breakfast will be served in the Sunshine Room with Egg McLutherans and the fixings. Then get ready to boot scoot with local fitness instructor Julie, who will lead you through your favorite line dances.

The church nursery will also be back Sunday during the 10:45 a.m. worship service.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Garden of Giving

The Garden of Giving is looking forward to the United Way Day of Caring, a one-day event for the community to come together to provide hands-on services to the United Way, its partners, and other local nonprofits, which will take place on Thursday.

At the end of the day a thank-you picnic will be held at Barley Creek Brewing Company in Tannersville for all who participate. For more information go to

For more information about the garden call 570-402-1282 or email

PVI Book Fair

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Slatington Lions Club

The Slatington Lions Club will hold its last outdoor meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 16.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Rally Day

Rally Day at Meed's UMC, 126 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday. Everyone is invited.

High Energy Group will be performing vocals and dance. There will be a children's service and more. A pot luck dinner will follow.

Clock tower

The church would like to thank all those who donated, baked or bought at Redner's last weekend to benefit the clock tower at Meed's UMC. The clock repairs will be done shortly and the clock tower will be chiming soon.


Tax collector

Friday, September 5, 2014


Golden Agers

The next meeting of the Panther Valley Golden Agers will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at St. John's Slovak Lutheran Church, 1 E. Abbott St., Lansford.

Members are asked to bring in Thank You or Thinking of You greeting cards to be sent to veterans.

Sewage fees

Lansford residents are reminded that the $4.50 penalty on the Yearly Sewage Transmission fee will be added to all unpaid balances on Sept. 16. The yearly fee is payable at the Lansford Borough Office, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Heroes for Hope

The Tamaqua Community Art Center will host a meet and greet session with Heroes for Hope's Batman and Catwoman characters. While the program is geared for students in grades two through six, all ages are welcome.

Heroes For Hope's mission is to empower children by giving them the tools needed to overcome tough situations in life. The message follows four basic concepts: never give up, always do the right thing, help others and never bully.