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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Polk PTO Meeting

Polk Elementary School will have a PTO Meeting on Thursday, May 26 at 4 p.m. Parents of Polk students are invited to come and share their ideas. Baby-sitting is available.

Pleasant Valley Intermediate School

PVI will be having a 6th grade Chorus Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria on Tuesday, May 31. All are welcome to attend.

Happy Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday to Cindy Faust on June 3.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Summit Hill

Borough office

The office of Summit Hill Borough secretary Kira Michalik will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, May 30-31, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

OLOAA sign-ups

Registration for the 2011-2012 school year at Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, can be completed at the school office from Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other arrangements can be made if this is inconvenient by calling the school office, (570) 645-7170 or 645-7101.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Beach party

The North and Middle Ward Playground Association will host a welcome to Summer Beach Dance Party on May 29, from 6-9 p.m., at the playground. Music will be provided by DJ Ray.

Free leis will be provided to the first 100 children.

The playground is located on Washington Street.

TAHS Baccalaureate

The annual Baccalaureate service for the Tamaqua Area High School Class of 2011 will be held May 29, at 7:30 p.m., in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.

SS. Peter and Paul

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Community meal

From 4-6 p.m., Thursday, May 26, a free community meal will be held at St. John Episcopal Church, 365 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton. Come and enjoy a meal and fellowship. No dishes to wash.

Teen advisory group

The Teen Advisory Group will meet at the Palmerton Area Library after school on Wednesday, June 1. The group is for students in grades 7-12. New members are welcome.

Palmerton Bandstand Concerts

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

American Legion Memorial Day services

On Sunday, May 29, American Legion Post 16 will be leaving the post home at 8 a.m., and the schedule of visiting cemeteries will be Williamstown Cemetery (8:10 a.m.); Jacksonville Cemetery (8:40 a.m.); New Tripoli U.C.C. Cemetery (9:15 a.m.); Heidelberg U.C.C. Cemetery (9:45 a.m.); Neff's Lutheran Cemetery (10:15 a.m.); 7th St. Catholic Church (10:45 a.m.); Union Cemetery at Delke's grave (11 a.m.); Friedens Cemetery (11:15 a.m.); Presbyterian Church Cemetery (11:45 a.m.), then back to the post home for dinner.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

LALLC regular meeting

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at the Harvest Café at the Carbon Career and Technical Institute, Jim Thorpe.

Installation of officers for the 2011-2012 fiscal year will occur with PDG Chris Sweeney serving as installing officer.

Anyone interested in more information about the club may contact membership chairwoman Malinda Fox at (610) 379-4387.

Card shower

Anna Mae Markley, 228 Indian Hill Road, Lehighton, recently celebrated her 95th birthday.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Summit Hill

St. Paul Lutheran

A special Memorial Day service will be held to remember our fallen heroes and to honor our veterans and service members on Sunday, May 29, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill. The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Carl Schweitzer, a retired pastor from Lehighton, will lead the service. Visitors are welcome to attend.

On Sunday, June 5, the parish's Confirmation class will meet at 6:30 p.m.

The WELCA group of the church will meet on Tuesday, June 7, at 12:30 p.m. in the church.

Methodist Charge

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Road cleanup

Pride in Chestnuthill (PIC) will have another roadside cleanup day May 28, weather permitting. Check with Chestnuthill Township at (570) 992-7247 for other dates and times.

Members of the community are welcome to join the group and help keep the township clean and green.

Help is needed as PIC is a small volunteer group made up mostly of senior citizens, who have been cleaning up and beautifying the township for over 10 years.

Chorus Concert

Pleasant Valley High School will present its chorus concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 28.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met May 19 with 85 members in attendance. Two guests, Philip Price and Linda Thompson, received warm welcomes.

President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and provided an inspirational reading. Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation in honor of America's veterans.

Reports were offered by Vice President Doris Brobst and secretary Joan Anne Garber. It was noted that Marion Shaffer was hospitalized.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Palmerton Lions Club to meet

Palmerton Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 6, at the Blue Mountain Community Service Center. Region Chairperson Liz McElwee will review the Community Needs Assessment with members. In addition, a program in memory of "Colby" the hearing dog is planned.