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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Slatington Lions Club

The Slatington Lions Club will hold a board meeting at the Skeet Club at 7 p.m. March 9.

The club would like to extend birthday wishes to Lion Robert Keegan Jr. (March 6).

Friday, February 25, 2011

Nesquehoning

Choir practice

Choir practice will be held on Wednesday, March 2 at 1 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Nesquehoning. Interested parishioners are welcome to take part in practicing for Lent, Easter, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation.

Lansford

Transmission bills

As a convenience to the residents of the Borough of Lansford, the annual sewer transmission bills can be paid at the First Niagara Bank, 13 W. Ridge St., Lansford, until March 15.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Summit Hill

St. Paul Lutheran

The "Doughnut Nite" festivities that had been planned for St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill, on Tuesday, March 8, have been canceled.

The congregation will hold a church council meeting that night at 7 o'clock.

Food distribution

The Summit Hill Food Pantry distributes food boxes to the needy in town on a monthly basis. Drop-offs are usually made on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Rush taxes

Rush Township tax collector Dolores Walck has set new office hours for 2011. During the months of March and April, the office will be open Tuesdays, from 6-8 p.m., and Wednesdays, from 9-11 a.m. Hours will be extended for the last week of the discount period. In addition to the Tuesday and Wednesday hours, the office will be open, Thursday, April 28 from 10-11 a.m. and from 6-7 p.m.

Hours during May and June will be Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Adult day care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center has a variety of activities planned for March, including a visit from St. Jerome's kindergarten students on March 18.

Other activities planned for the month include: March 2, bingo; March 7, communion; March 8, cooking class; March 14, sing-a-long with Audrey Christ; March 16, Salvation Army and foot doctor visits; March 21, craft day; March 23, monthly birthday party; March 28, indoor cookout.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Young at Heart Seniors

Young at Heart Seniors will meet at the Polk Township Fire Company meeting room on Tuesday, March 1 at 10:30 a.m. They will review the 2011 meeting schedule, as well as trip planning and other topics of interest to seniors. Dessert and hot drinks will be provided after the meeting. Members are reminded to bring a can or package of nonperishable food items for the food bank. Visitors and new members are always welcome. For more information, call Camille DeSando at (570) 972-4424.

Polk PTO meeting

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Conservation club

The Nesquehoning Conservation Club will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. at MapleShade ALC.

The spring fishing derby will be discussed. The 2011 dues are now payable.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Summit Hill

DFC fund drive

Diligence Fire Company No. 1, Summit Hill, has launched its 2011 fund drive, the major source of revenue that helps the company meet expenses associated with truck payments and maintenance, among other costs.

A huge portion of the proceeds will go toward loan payments for the 2008 KME pumper the company purchased.

The purchase was made with the help of a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant of $284,250, although the company had to borrow over $100,000 to meet the purchase price. That resulted in a monthly payment of $700.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Concourse Club

At 7 p.m., Thursday, March 3, the Palmerton Concourse Club will meet at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton. The program will be the "Concourse Talent Show."

The Concourse Club is a service club which gives back to the community. Anyone interested in becoming a member may call Joan at (610) 826-2716 for information.

Palmerton Area Library

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A meeting of the parents of the Class of 2011 at Jim Thorpe Area High School to plan the all-night graduation party will be held Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in the high school commons.