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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Historical society

The Palmerton Area Historical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 13, in the gallery of the Palmerton Area Library. The program for the evening will be presented by Mary Behler on her hobby of Parchment Craft. A brief business meeting will start at 7 p.m., followed by the program. The public is invited to attend, without cost or obligation.

Vacation Bible School

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bloodmobile

An American Red Cross Bloodmobile held in Tamaqua on May 25 collected a total of 47 units of the "gift of life." St. John United Church of Christ, Pine and Biddle streets, served as the collection site.

There were two first time donors, Zachary Bachman and Schuyler Schmidt. Multi-gallon pins were awarded to: David Mace, 8 gallons; Paul Kern, 16 gallons; and John Handler, 20 gallons.

Volunteers included Bob and Dolly Shirey, Joan Camerini, Dolores Martin and Darlene Zeckman.

This visit was sponsored by The Broad Street Deli.

Rush taxes

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Salem St. Paul will host the Shake it Up Café, where kids carry out God's recipe for living. Vacation Bible School starts Sunday, June 26 at 10:20 a.m. after the worship service, and continues Monday through Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The closing celebration will be Thursday at 8 p.m.

The VBS program is for the whole family, with classes for ages 4 through grade 6, with adult classes too. Junior and senior high students are encouraged to come and be teacher's aides, or help with crafts, music, games or snacks.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

May Elementary art students of the month

Franklin Elementary art students of the month are: fourth grade, Ashley Frey; third, Luke Wilusz; second, Logan Highland; first, Sherry Nametko; and kindergarten, Megan Houser.

East Penn Elmentary art students of the month are: fourth grade, Tyler Shupp; third, Chelsea Evans; second, Steven Fritzinger; first, Nicholas Hrusovsky; kindergarten, Jason Roeder.

SS. Peter and Paul School lists May students of the month

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Heritage center

The quilts that have been on display at the Heritage Center, 410 Delaware Ave., have been replaced by another group of antique quilts. The center is open various hours from Wednesday through Saturday each week. Phone (610) 824-6954 for a recording that lists hours each day. Admission is free.

VFW

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

High school graduation

The Northern Lehigh High School Class of 2011 will hold commencement exercises at 7 p.m. Friday, June 19 at Bulldog Stadium.

Baccalaureate Services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 18 in the high school auditorium.

Slatington Lions Club

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

Lions birthday wishes go out to Robert McGeehan (June 12).

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club held its May meeting in the social hall of Zions Church, Lewistown Valley. The business session was conducted by President June Leiby. Special guest speaker was Jean Bachert.

Bachert spoke about using "crackle" medium for decorating floral containers made of wood and other items. She also demonstrated creating a floral arrangements and held a question and answer session.

Members discussed the upcoming Schuylkill County Fair, scheduled for Aug.1-6, and reviewed the criteria for the Artistic Arrangements section.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Three consecrated

Effort UMC 's Pastor Robin Fisher consecrated three adult volunteers this past Sunday.

Karen D'arcy was consecrated as the new food pantry director at the church, replacing Mark Baylis. She has volunteered at the pantry since its inception, about 10 years ago.

Joining her in administrative leadership, also from the ranks of volunteers, is Anne Marie Klemm as assistant director. Klemm has about four years experience, says D'arcy

The third volunteer, Deborah Audett, will serve as Vacation Bible School director.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Golden Agers

The meeting of May 23 of the Panther Valley Golden Agers was opened by Vice President Shirley Pavlick.

A Memorial Day Prayer was recited by Frank Karnish. There were only 27 members present. Sue Dopira read comments on "Signs Of Aging"

A moment of silence was held for former member Jean Baer. Three members of the club were recognized for participation at the Senior Games

Travel Reports were given by Karnish and Irene Hudasky on up coming trips. The Sunshine report was given by Mimi Marrin.

Friday, June 3, 2011

PV senior center

The Panther Valley Senior Center has announced its events for the month of June. The phone number is (570) 669-9930.

On June 6, there will be a bus leaving to see the Joey Dee Show at the Mohegan Sun at 10 a.m. It is already filled to capacity. The center will remain open. June 7 is penny game at 11 a.m. and a Sunshine meeting afterward. June 8 is exercise at 10 a.m. and can bingo at 11 a.m. On June 9 blood pressure screenings will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. June 10 is exercise at 10 a.m. and Deal or No Deal at 11 a.m.