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Friday, May 20, 2011

Historical society

The Eldred Township Historical Society will meet on Tuesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at the Eldred Township municipal building in Kunkletown. Gail Boscia will be giving a presentation on Victorian lace. All are welcome to attend.

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will be meeting on Thursday, May 26 at 11 a.m. at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Company. Bring a bag lunch and a dessert for the Chinese auction. Seniors are welcome to join the fun and socializing.

Friday, May 20, 2011

First Steps

First Steps, a support group for mothers, will have its monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 1, at the Primitive Methodist Church, 55 Hunter St., Tamaqua. The meeting will be held in the church social room from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Participants will learn how to make fabric wreaths.

The sessions are free and open to the public. Child care for all ages will be provided free of charge. New members and volunteers are welcome.

For more information, call Linda Murphy at (570) 668-2972 or email

Fair guides

Friday, May 20, 2011

Summit Hill

Lions to meet

The last regularly-scheduled meeting of the Summit Hill Lions Club will be held on Tuesday, May 24, at 6 p.m. at the Parkview Inn. Dr. Kenneth Vermillion, president, will be in charge of the session.

The guests for the evening will be the club's 2011 scholarship winners and their families. The guest speaker for the evening will be Jeanne Miller from Lehigh-Carbon Community College.

St. Paul Lutheran

Friday, May 20, 2011

Tire pickup

Tire pickup will take place on Saturday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to noon behind the borough garage. Tires with rims will not be accepted. This pickup is for Jim Thorpe borough residents only and ID's must be shown.

Appreciation dinner

Thursday, May 19, 2011

First Congregational Church

Next week's schedule at First Congregational Church, Coaldale, is as follows:

Sunday, May 22 9 a.m. Morning Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday School.

Wednesday, May 25 6 p.m. Community Choir rehearsal.

All are welcome to take part in the choir and prepare for the Veterans' Memorial Day Service, which will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 29, at First Congregational.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Community Call for Help

A sense of community in today's economy is essential, in that there are many families going hungry. Salem United Church of Christ, Route 209 and Gilbert Road, Gilbert, has provided West End Missions the facilities to provide meals twice a week for the hungry.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. held its 32nd Anniversary Banquet May 10 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 48 members in attendance. President Eleanor Schmerfeld provided opening remarks and the invocation. Christy Joy catered the meal.

Shirley Becker reported sending a get well card to Betty Kunkel. The afternoon included social games and fellowship.

The group meets the second and fourth Monday of every month. Anyone 50 or older is welcome to join.

Kindergarten news

Thursday, May 19, 2011

VFW to hold meeting

VFW Post 8067 will have a special meeting at the American Legion in Jim Thorpe on Sunday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

April students of the month

Sherry Sernak, principal of Ss. Peter and Paul School, 307 Coal Street, Lehighton, names April Students of the Month:

Early childhood, Lauren Sheckler; preschool, Keegan Wyshosky; kindergarten, David Pignoli; first grade, Cecilia Sarnowski; second grade, Paige Loftus; third grade, Kaia Slaw; fourth grade, Zachary Andrews; fifth grade, Antonia Galasso and Kennedy Malsch; sixth grade, Alesandra Lentini; seventh grade, Isaiah Fitzsimmons; and eighth grade, Sierra Volkert.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Office closed

The Lehighton Borough Administrative and Utility Offices will be closed from 10 a.m until noon on Thursday, May 19th . Residents are encouraged to use the drop box for bill payments during this time.

Lioness Lions Club

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at the Harvest Café at the Carbon Career & Technical Institute in Jim Thorpe. Agenda will include installation of officers for the 2011-2012 fiscal year with PDG Chris Sweeney serving as installing officer.