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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Slatington Lions Club

The Slatington Lions Club will hold an indoor meeting at the Moose at 6:45 p.m. March 1. The speaker is to be announced.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ss. Peter and Paul Students of the Month

Sherry Sernak, principal of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School, Lehighton, announced February Students of the Month: early childhood, Lauren Sheckler; preschool: Guadalupe Gonzalez; kindergarten, Allicea Gruber; first grade, Olivia Erickson; second grade, Casey Hanley; third grade, Ryan Drazek; fourth grade, Caleb Kovach; fifth grade, Emily Roberti; sixth grade, Julia Barthold; seventh grade, Joseph Bradley; and eighth grade, Jacob Fischer.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group meets every Thursday, at 1 p.m., at the Tamaqua Community Center, located to the rear of Boyer's Food Mart.

Last week's meeting was attended by 72 members. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and offered readings. Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "Guardian Angel."

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Tamaqua Boys Soccer Boosters will meet Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m., at La Dolce Casa on West Broad Street. Anyone interested in supporting the team is welcome to attend.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Coaldale Tax office will be closed Feb. 21 through Feb. 28. Normal hours will resume on March 1.

The office will be open on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.

If taxpayers quality for exoneration or exemptions, they should return they signed and dated application, along with proof of eligibility. Catharine Papesh is the Coaldale tax collector.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Summit Hill

Anthracite LL

The Anthracite Little League (Summit Hill/Nesquehoning) will hold registration sessions at both the Summit Hill and Nesquehoning borough buildings on the following dates: Saturdays, Feb. 19 and March 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Methodist Charge

The schedule for the Coaldale/Summit Hill United Methodist Charge for Sunday, Feb. 20, is as follows:

Friday, February 18, 2011

January Artists

of the Month

January Artists of the Month at Franklin Elementary School are: kindergarten, Jacob Shellhammer; first grade, Autumn Madea; second grade, Ashley Marchessault; third grade, Devin Greene; and fourth grade, Evan Beers.

January Artists of the Month at East Penn Elementary School are: kindergarten, Adrienne Leiby: first grade, Devin Warnkin; second grade, Taylor Engle; third grade, Roger Arthur; and fourth grade, Shawn Cope.

Friday, February 18, 2011

An organizational meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, North Street, for the upcoming Captive Free event. Volunteers are needed with this event and if you are interested or need more information call Kathy at (570) 325-2282.

Bereavement group

The bereavement support group sponsored by St. Joseph's parish, will meet on Saturday, at 11 a.m. in the rectory of the church. The sessions are open to the public and if you wish more information call the parish office, (570) 325-3731. The weekly sessions will be held until March 5.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Kindergarten orientation

The Tamaqua Area School District will hold an orientation night for kindergarten students on Feb. 22, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Tamaqua Elementary School. Parents of kindergarten students for the school year 2011-2012 will be provided with information about what programs the district has to offer, the benefits of different tracts of learning and other general information needed to get students ready for registration and the first day of school.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Family Fun Night

Pleasant Valley Elementary will have a family fun night on Friday, Feb. 18 from 6-7:30 p.m in the school cafeteria. All students of PVE and their families are welcome to attend.

Polk PTO Meeting

Polk Elementary School will have a PTO Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. Parents of Polk students are invited to come and share their ideas. Baby sitting is available.

PV Elementary School PTO

The monthly PVE PTO meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. in the school cafeteria. All are welcome to attend.