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Friday, May 13, 2011

The Shepherd House food pantry at Ebenezer E.C. Church will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 14. Recipients must reside within the Jim Thorpe School District Area.

The pantry is located at 441 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe. For more information please call (570) 325-2855.

Nonperishable donations are needed and are also being accepted at the bin in the foyer of the Jim Thorpe Market.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Coaldale

Memorial Day Choir

Rehearsal for the Coaldale Memorial Day Choir will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at First Congregational Church, Ruddle Street.

Everyone is welcome to join the choir in honoring our country's service personnel and veterans.

The choir will sing at a special Memorial Day service at First Congregational Church at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 29.

Lansford

Democratic Club

The Lansford Democratic Club is offering residents free rides for those who need them to polling places for Tuesday's Primary election.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Business Women

The Tamaqua Business and Professional Women's Club met at La Dolce Casa with President Mary Bridygham in charge of the business session. She provided updates on a number of upcoming events.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Reunion date set

Pleasant Valley's first graduating class, the Class of '61, has set Aug. 27 for its 50th reunion. Anyone with mailing or email addresses of class members is asked to contact Adele Argot at (570) 629-5718 or by email at arargot@verizon.net.

More information will be forthcoming.

West End Ambulance

Station 8-West End Ambulance serves Chestnuthill, Eldred, Hamilton, Jackson, Polk, Ross, and Tunkhannock townships. Its two stations are on the Effort-Gilbert Road and on Old Route 115 in Ross Township.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

JROTC awards night

The Panther Valley High School's JROTC will hold its Award Night on Friday, May 13 at 7 p.m. in the high school.

All former cadets are invited to honor SFC Steve Caddy in his final awards night.

Summit Hill

St. Paul Lutheran

The schedule for St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill, for Sunday, May 15, is as follows:

Gary Blake will present a Temple talk for Literacy Sunday, speaking on the important effort by the DOCS committee and its presentation of books to children in our area schools.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will meet on Thursday, May 12 at 11 a.m. at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Co. They will be celebrating Mother's Day with serving BBQ, ice cream and cake. They hope some of those attending will bring a donation of a cake. They will be playing bingo and there will be prizes for mothers.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Animals are coming

Animal Alley Ministries will be at Countryside Alliance Church, Route 115 and Countryside Drive, Brodheadsville, on Saturday, May 14 at 1 p.m. See and learn about animals such as sugar gliders, geckos, prairie dogs and more. Animal Alley uses these animals to teach character building lessons.

There is no charge and all are welcome. For more information call (570) 992-3315.

PIC to meet

The next meeting of Pride in Chestnuthill (PIC) will be Thursday, May 12. For more information call (570) 992-7247.

Rotary speaker

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lehighton AMVETS

Lehighton AMVETS, Elwood Miller Post 106, will hold a meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the Lehighton V.F.W.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Jim Thorpe Democratic Association will meet tonight at 7 o'clock in the Inn at Jim Thorpe.

The featured speakers will be Attorney Joseph Matika, candidate for Judge of the Carbon County Court of Common Pleas, and Democratic candidates for the Jim Thorpe Area School Board.

This will be the last meeting of the club until after the Summer.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Garden club news

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club held its Spring Tea in the Social Hall of Zion's Church in the Lewistown Valley. The local club, as well as the Weatherly Garden Club, the South Schuylkill Garden Club and the Hometown Social Club were represented by 60 members and guests. June Leiby, president of the Lewistown Club, conducted the business session.