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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Fair guides

State Rep. Jerry Knowles is making free copies of the 2011 Pennsylvania Fair Guide available to his constituents. The guide lists the dates, locations and contact numbers for more than 100 agricultural fairs/events scheduled for this summer and fall.

The state Department of Agriculture also hosts the annual Pennsylvania State Farm Show, the largest indoor agricultural exhibition in the country. That event is always held at the beginning of the year. Next year's event is scheduled for Jan. 7-14, 2012.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


There is an addition to the Pleasant Valley High School senior class list, which was published in the June 2, edition of the TIMES NEWS Graduation Tab.

Ashley Smith, whose name was not submitted for publication, is also a graduate of the PV Class of 2011.

Blood drive

Salem United Church of Christ, along with Boy Scout Troop 101 will be hosting a blood drive on Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the church, which is located on Gilbert Road behind the Turkey Hill in Gilbert.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summit Hill

SHCIO elects

Maxine Vermillion was elected president of the Summit Hill Community Improvement Organization during a recent reorganizational meeting held in the borough hall. She succeeds Debra Ranck.

Other officers elected are Michele Toniatti, vice president; Harry Miller, treasurer; and Kira Michalik, secretary.

SHCIO will continue to meet on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the borough hall, although there will not be a meeting in July due to the Independence Day holiday.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Water reports

The annual water reports are being mailed to all residents of Jim Thorpe. If you do not receive one and wish to have one, please call the borough office, at (570) 325-2181.

Clothing drive

St. John's Lutheran Church, South Ave, will begin collecting clean and gently used clothing for its annual clothing give away, on the following dates. The church will be open on Tuesday and Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. It will begin on June 21 and continue until July 14.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

PV Senior Center

The remaining list of activities for the Panther Valley Senior Center is as follows: June 20 exercise at 10 a.m. and a Father's Day celebration. On June 21, lottery bingo is at 11 a.m. June 22 everyone plays cards and shoots darts. June 23, guest speaker is Dr. Behler on colorectal cancer at 11 a.m. June 24 is the yard sale at 9 a.m.

On June 27 there is exercise at 10 a.m. and pay bingo at 11 a.m. On June 28 is horse racing at 11 a.m.; June 29 is exercise at 10 a.m. and ice cream after lunch; June 30 is penny game at 11 a.m.

Summit Hill

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Community meal

From 4-6 p.m., Thursday, June 23, a free community meal will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church, 365 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton. Enjoy a meal and fellowship.

Park concert

The concert in the park at 7 p.m., Sunday, June 19 will be by the Nazareth Area Community Band. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy an evening of great entertainment. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the Palmerton Borough Hall, 443 Delaware Ave.

Model Railroad Society

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

LCCC summer

Summer hours are in effect at Lehigh Carbon Community Campus Morgan Center in Tamaqua. The center will be open Mondays and Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.; and Thursdays, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, call (570) 668-6880.

Seniors meet

The Tamaqua Seniors met on June 9 at the Tamaqua Community Center. There were 79 members present and two guests, Carol Baker and William Linkhorst. Invocation was given by Rose Valle entitled, "Beauty Lives in Springtime." Janene Holter was the guest speaker on crime prevention.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Free concerts

The West End Park Open Space Commission will present a series of free concerts in area parks this summer. The kickoff concert will be Sunday, June 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the Chestnuthill Park, Route 715, Brodheadsville.

Leigh Lombardo-Cole and Chris Eckert will feature the music of Neil Diamond, Patsy Cline and others.

Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

For more information call Bernie Kozen at (570) 992-9733 or (570) 807-5561 by email at

PIC beauty

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Northern Lehigh Class of 2011

Northern Lehigh High School's Class of 2011 will hold baccalaureate services at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 16 in the high school auditorium.

Commencement exercises will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, at the high school stadium.

Slatington Lions Club

The Slatington Lions Club will hold its installation of officers at a steak dinner meeting at the Skeet Club Grove with guests at 7 p.m. June 22.

Lions Birthday wishes go out to Lion Roger Mantz (June 19).

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Palmerton Area Library has announced a number of programs that will be taking place over the next few months. They are as follows:

Preschool Story Hour

Preschool Story Hour is held at 10:30 a.m. on each Friday through the school year and will resume on Sept. 2. All are welcome.

Knitting Club

From 6-8 p.m., Monday, June 20, the Knitting Club will meet at the Palmerton Area Library. Anyone interested in knitting, crocheting, or other crafts is welcome to attend. All levels of experience are invited. The club is free.

Yoga Classes