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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Historical society meeting

The Palmerton Area Historical Society will hold is monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the Knight's Gallery of the Palmerton Library.

Carol O'Brien will be the featured speaker, talking about antiques and how to look for clues to help determine how old a piece is and its value. She will have examples to discuss.

Carol grew up in Lehighton but lived in Sacramento, California, for 40 years, where she appraised antiques both privately and for the American Cancer Society, which raised over $1 million.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Legion gatherings

The American Legion, Post 927, is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Post home in Gilbert.

The 927 Riders will meet at 10:30 a.m. Sunday while the Sons of the American Legion are scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

On Monday, the Auxiliary meets at 6 p.m.

The Korean War Vets meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

UMW meets

Effort United Methodist Women will meet for a mother/child banquet at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

For more information, call the church office at 570-629-1890.

Eldred Supervisors

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


St. John's

Tonight at 7, St. John's Lutheran Church, 1 E. Abbott St., Lansford, will hold an informal worship: a spiritual, peaceful evening service with Holy Communion.

All are welcome to this relaxed, brief musical evening prayer.

Feed the People hosts a dinner from 5-6:30, followed by a brief adult Bible study at 6:30 for all who wish to participate.

For more information, please call the Rev. Marjorie Keiter, 570-273-4038.

Friday, May 1, 2015


Woman's club

The members of the Nesquehoning Woman's Club will entertain their guests from the Lehighton Women's Club and the Panther Valley Women's Club at the Spring Tea at 7 p.m. Monday in the Zion Lutheran Church in Nesquehoning.

Kathy Long of Lehighton will present a program on memorabilia from Hess's Department Store of Allentown. The executive board members will furnish the refreshments that evening. Reservations will be taken for the June dinner.


Al-Anon to meet

Friday, May 1, 2015

McCann scholarship

The Pottsville Campus of the McCann School of Business and Technology has extended the deadline for scholarship applications.

The new deadline for applications will be June 12. High school panel interviews will be held on June 20.

High School Class of 2015 graduates are eligible to apply.

There are several different scholarships available.

For more information, call 570-391-3059.

Bucket books

The Bucket List Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Trinity happenings

First Saturday worship with Holy Communion at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., Lehighton, is at 5 p.m. The Rev. Michael Frost, pastor at Zion's Stone Church, New Ringgold, presides.

Sunday worship with Holy Communion begins at 9 a.m. Designated pastor the Rev. Nancy Moore presides. Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

First Tuesday quiet communion is 10 a.m. May 5.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Food drive

The Lansford/Coaldale Post Office is having its annual food drive on May 9. People are asked to participate by having nonperishables by their mailbox on that day. The letter carrier will pick them up and bring them to the local food bank. Nonperishables will also be accepted in the lobbies of Lansford and Coaldale Post Offices through May 9.


Christ Redeemer Church

This week's service at Christ Redeemer Church, 151 Third St., Coaldale, will be held Sunday instead of Saturday.


Little League

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Soup social

Monthly soup socials are being held at Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Lafayette St. The next outreach social will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The event is part of Trinity's monthly "Feeding the Hungry" program.

The public is welcome to attend and share in the free soup, friendship and God's love. Those attending are reminded to use the lower parking lot entrance into Founder's Hall.

Day of prayer

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Blood Drive

Miller-Keystone Blood Center will conduct a Palmerton-area community blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday at the First United Church of Christ, next to Palmerton Borough Hall.

This drive is sponsored by Joyce Martin, Nancy Nothstein and Paula Semmel in memory of Jean Behler, a longtime blood drive volunteer.

The Palmerton area is fortunate to have a number of loyal donors who show up for nearly every drive. However, more donors are always needed to replace those who are ill or away.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


VFW Ladies Auxiliary

The regular monthly meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Nesquehoning Memorial VFW Post 8008 will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Post Home.

Due to lack of a quorum in April, nomination and election of officers will take place at this meeting.

If you are unable to attend but willing to take an office, please leave a written notice of intent at the Post Home before the Sunday session.

Loyalty Day will be observed at 6 p.m. Friday. The public is invited to attend.

Lions Club