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Friday, April 10, 2015

Older and bolder

The Salvation Army's Older and Bolder group is back in action, meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at the Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St. Meetings include a light luncheon. Jon Bonner of USA Martial Arts will be the guest speaker at the April 15 meeting. He will offer tips on personal protection.

Upcoming meetings include: April 22, a discussion on the movie "God's Not Dead" and the upcoming Kidz Karnival by Maj. Sharon Whispell; April 29, a seminar on identity thefts and 2015 scams, presented by Janene Holter.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Golden Agers

The Panther Valley Golden Agers meeting of March 23 was opened with the Prayer of St. Patrick.

Ruth Ann Feane led the singing of Irish melodies. Estelle Svercheck was recognized on her 97th birthday.

The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. Monday at St. John's Slovak Lutheran Church.

Members are asked to wear springtime bonnets for the meeting.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Trinity Happenings

Sunday worship at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., Lehighton, begins at 9 a.m. and includes an infant baptism. Designated pastor the Rev. Nancy Moore presides. Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

Sunday school classes meet for students ages 3 through grade 12 at 10:30 a.m. Level 1 and 11 (grades seven and eight) confirmation classes meet at 10:30.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

'Pinocchio' auditions

The Tamaqua Area Community Theatre will be holding auditions for the upcoming production of "Pinocchio." The auditions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. April 25 and April 26 at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua.

Actors between the ages of 6 and 21 are needed. The audition will consist of a one-minute monologue, which can be provided if needed.

For more information, text or call 570-590-7621 or email

Library news

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club held its first meeting of 2015 on March 24 with 14 members in attendance. President Kathy McGee conducted the business session.

Louise Flexer presented a program on "sugar scrub." Evelyn Adams and Mary Bridygham tied for first place in the arrangement category, while June Leiby won third place.

Members discussed invitations to attend two upcoming events: the South Schuylkill Garden Club Tea on April 21, and the Weatherly Garden Club meeting on May 7. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 570-467-3400.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Pickled Dog returns

Spring has sprung, and the Pickled Dog has returned to the Slatington Trailhead.

Currently available are hot dogs, snacks and cold drinks. Watch for an expanded menu over the summer season.

Slatington Lions Club

The Slatington Lions Club will hold a board meeting at the Skeet Club at 7 p.m. April 15.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Palmerton High School blood drive

A late-season snow April 1 caused a two-hour delay at Palmerton High School, shortening the Miller-Keystone blood drive for students and staff. As a result, registration was limited to 44 potential donors, and 36 units of blood were collected.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Eagle fundraiser

Max Gemmell of Saylorsburg is doing his Eagle Scout project for the American Legion Post 927 in Gilbert.

A member of Boy Scout Troop 102, he will be repairing the pavilion behind the Legion with help from other Scouts. The project will include painting, patching holes on the roof, and replacing glass windows, as well as other improvements.

He is having a pasta dinner fundraiser at the Legion in Gilbert from 4 to 8 p.m. April 25 to aid the financial needs of the project. The Western Pocono Lions Clubs has already given him a helping hand.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Summit Hill

Summit Hill Tax Collector Alice Kane would like to remind residents that when paying their taxes by check, separate checks to the county and the borough are required for payment.

Friday, April 3, 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 4-6 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.

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