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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fish dinner

A Free Fish Dinner will be served at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 826 Mahoning Drive W., Lehighton, on Friday, April 22, from 4-6 p.m.

The church is located next to Sensinger's Greenhouses.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met April 12 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 41 members in attendance. A moment of silence was held in memory of Joseph Wislosky and Dorothy Gallagher.

President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting.

Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation. Reports were presented by secretary Florina Martin and treasurer Shirley Becker, including the sending of church memorials in honor of Gallagher and Wislosky.

Birthday greetings were extended to Margaret Matsago.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Golden Agers

No meeting is scheduled for Easter Monday for the Panther Valley Golden Agers.

The annual Memorial Mass for the deceased members of the past year will be held on May 9 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Summit Hill at 11 a.m. The club's chorus will provide the Singing of Hymns.

The meeting will follow the Mass in the social hall. The public is invited to attend.

Summit Hill

Easter egg hunt

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Summit Hill

Food distribution

The Summit Hill Food Pantry distributes food to the needy in the community on a monthly basis. Distributions are usually made on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

The Summit Hill Lions Club members assist with the packaging and distributions of the food boxes.

Anyone wanting information about the pantry, or knowing someone who could use assistance, can contact Rose Marie Armon, (570) 645-3604 or Sandra Hill, 645-4617.

Shade Tree plans

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Holy Week services

St. John's Lutheran Church, South Ave., will hold the following services during Holy Week. Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. Rite of First Holy Communion, along with the stripping of the altar. Good Friday, 2 p.m. service with scriptures and prayers. There will be no service on Saturday, April 23.

Easter day, April 24, 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. festival of Holy Communion.

All Night Party

meeting tonight

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy music

The Spring Pops was presented by the Pleasant Valley Choral Society this past weekend with the theme of Rockin at the Theater!, under the direction of Dorothy Mohr.

The society will soon be soliciting membership for the holiday concert set for 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, and at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11.

For information about the group, visit

Lions meet

The Western Pocono Lions Club will welcome PDG Judy Dudley at the club's meeting on Wednesday, April 20, at Ye Ole Saylors Inn.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

7th annual Asher Boyer Bowl

Six person teams are now being gathered for the 7th annual Asher Boyer Bowl that will be held on Saturday, April 23, at the Slatington Bowling Center, 8123 Route 73, Slatington.

Individuals and teams are welcome to bowl. Two sessions will run from 6-8:30 and 9-11:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the Bowl go to the Asher F. Boyer Endowment Fund for Future Education, which has benefited many organizations that Asher was involved in and individuals from around the area.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Community supper

A free community supper will be held from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, April 28, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 365 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton. Enjoy a free meal and fellowship.

Holy Trinity Lutheran

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502, Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, will hold Maundy Thursday worship services at 7:30 p.m. April 21.

Good Friday worship will be at 7:30 p.m., April 22. On Easter Sunday, April 24, sunrise services will be at 5:50 a.m. at the Village at Palmerton. Easter worship service at the church will be at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Borough offices closed

The Lehighton Borough Offices will be closed on Friday, April 22 in observance of the Good Friday holiday.

The office will reopen on Monday, April 25 at 8:30 a.m.

The Lehighton Borough Administrative and Utility Offices will be closed from 10 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, April 27.

Residents are encouraged to use the drop box for bill payments during this time.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Middle school news

The Tamaqua Area Middle School will host its annual Spring Art Show and Choral Concert on May 5.

The annual art show will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. and will feature a variety of artistic creations done by students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. In addition to individual works, there will also be several group projects featured.