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Community Columns

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.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Summit Hill

Lions Club

The monthly meeting of the Summit Hill Lions Club will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale. Since February is Heart Health Month, the program will be on "Chest Pain Awareness."

Members planning to attend should contact club president Dr. Kenneth Vermillion before Friday, Feb. 18.

St. Paul Lutheran

The schedule for St. Paul Lutheran Church for Sunday, Feb. 20, is as follows: Sunday school 9 a.m., and service of worship, 10:30 a.m. The Rev. John Hazel, pastor, will preside.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Lehighton AMVETS to meet

Lehighton AMVETS, Elwood Miller Post 106, will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Lehighton V.F.W. All members are encouraged to attend.

Students of the Month

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Writers conference

The Black Diamond Writers Network will conduct the region's second Write It Right writers' conference on April 16, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Genetti's Best Western Inn, Hazleton.

Keynote speaker will be Maria V. Snyder, a New York Times best selling author. She will share tips on the "path to publication."

Day-long events will include workshops on writing-related topics as well as an author book fair.

For more information, contact Kathy Ruff at (570) 645-3059 or visit the online blog at

Wednesday, February 16, 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 the invocation, entitled "Watching."

Vice President Doris Roberts and secretary Joan Anne Garber provided their respective reports.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Community dinner

From 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24, a free community dinner will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church, 365 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton. Enjoy a free meal and fellowship. All are invited.

Volunteers needed