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Thursday, June 30, 2011

The office of tax collector Terry McElmoyle will be closed on Saturday, July 2 and Monday, July 4.

Thursday, June 30, 2011


Jubilarian sisters

Five area nuns who are members of the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters (OSF), all of whom were born in Lansford, recently celebrated milestone anniversaries in the order.

The women were among 16 sisters honored at a Jubliee Mass and dinner reception at Alvernia College, Reading, in May 29.

They include:

Sister Aileen Bomba, who celebrated the 75th anniversary of her reception into the order.

Born Helen Bomba, she is a daughter of the late Joseph and Stephanie (Krutsick) Bomba.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Adult day care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center is looking for interested adults to serve on its board of directors. The board meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. Anyone willing to serve may call (570) 668-6556.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Library News

The Slatington Library is looking for donations of handcrafted items, gift certificates, gift baskets or like new items for its 15th annual Chinese auction on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Items can be dropped off at the library.

The library is looking for any member or former member of the Endless Hills Doll and Toy Collectors Club. The library has a doll case that belongs to the club and would like to return it if possible. Please call the library.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, July 2.

There will be one sweep of the Palmerton, Aquashicola, and Little Gap areas beginning at 8 a.m.

Papers should be bundled and placed within sight of the collectors. They are collecting papers only, no magazines. The shiny inserts are acceptable. They also need brown grocery size paper bags.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summit Hill

Scripture sharing

The weekly scripture sharing program at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill, will continue this week.

Participants will meet on Thursday, June 30, at 7 p.m. in the parish rectory.

St. Paul Lutheran

The Rev. John W. Tomlinson, a retired pastor from Allentown, will be the guest preacher at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill, on Sunday, July 3.

The service will begin at 9:30 a.m., which is a new starting time for the services which will be held in July and August.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hometown Nazareth

St. John's and Zion's Lutheran Churches have combined forces to host a Vacation Bible School program from July 11-15. Themed "Hometown Nazareth – Where Jesus Was a Kid," the program will be held at Zion Lutheran Church from 6-8 p.m., with closing ceremonies at 6 p.m. on July 15.

In addition, an outreach program, "Operation Kid to Kid," is being offered for students in grades three through six.

Older students and adults are needed as helpers.

For more information, or to register a child, call (570) 668-2180 or 668-4554.

SS. Peter and Paul

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Western Pocono Lioness

The Western Pocono Lioness Club will host a Patriotic Coloring Contest at the Chestnuthill Park in Brodheadsville from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, July 2.

The board will meet at the Western Pocono Community Library at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 6.

Lion Mary Jane Lucrezi represented the club as a celebrity bagger at Kinsley's Celebrity Bagger Day.

Caregiver's support

On July 6, from 6:30-8 p.m., the Caregiver's Support Group will meet on the first floor of the Loder Building.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be stationed at Memorial Hall on Wednesday, June 29, from 1-6 p.m. Donors must be 17 years of age and older.

Classmate information needed

Jim Thorpe High School classes 1975-1979 will be holding their reunion on Oct. 22, at the Lehighton Orioles facility.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Meed's events

The free monthly dinner will be held on Wednesday, June 29 from 5-7 p.m. at the Meed's UMC Church.

Senior boxes will be distributed on Friday, July 1 from 10 a.m. to noon.