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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, holds worship services at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. On Sunday, Nov. 7, All Saints Sunday will be observed.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Jim Thorpe fire department has free smoke detector for Jim Thorpe Borough residents. If you need a smoke detector please contact Fire Chief Bill

Diehm at (570) 325-3890. No commercial properties please.

LAOH

Members of the LAOH will hold their monthly meeting on Sunday, Nov. 7, after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. It will be held in McGinley Hall.

Scouting for Food

Friday, October 29, 2010

Writers' workshop

The Black Diamond Writers' network will sponsor a workshop on writing mystery novels featuring Josh Berk, award winning writer of "The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin." The workshop will be held from 1-3 p.m., Nov. 20 at the Tamaqua Public Library, following the monthly meeting of the BDWN.

The workshop will include exercises on plot, setting, character, dialogue, description and more. Participants will be able to brainstorm outlines for detective stories during the hands on writing practice.

Friday, October 29, 2010

OLOA CYO

The Our Lady of the Angels Academy Catholic Youth Organization is seeking volunteers to help with coaching or volunteering their time to help promote the organization. Persons interested in helping can contact Tim Hoben, president, at mnthoben@windstream.net; Chris Henritzy, district representative, at delrose@ptd.net; or Lisa Stefanick, treasurer, at lisa67ann@yahoo.com.

Nesquehoning

Kids party

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sorority news

The Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met Oct. 20 at the home of Donna Gerber. The meeting included a Secret Sister Halloween party, hosted by Lori Schmerfeld. The program included the history of Halloween and numerous games. Members then exchanged Halloween treats.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Polk Twp. Historical Society Meeting

The Polk Township Historical Society will meet on Monday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Polk Township municipal building in Kresgeville. The evening's guest speaker will be William Dorshimer. Mr. Dorshimer served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He will share memories of his experiences as a member of the liberation forces in the European Theater. A short business meeting will follow the special presentation. Everyone is welcome to attend. For additional information, please call Pat at 610-681-8984.

PTO Meeting

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will conduct Individual BenefitsCheckUps at the Carbon County Agency of Aging Panther Valley Senior Nutrition Center, located in the School House Apartments, 90 E. Catawissa Street, at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10. This checkup is available free of charge to anyone 55 years or older, or 18 years and older and on disability. The checkup, sponsored by the National Council on Aging, is free and confidential. The goal of the checkup is to help people learn if they are potentially eligible for state, county and federal benefits of which they are unaware.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

JROTC

The next meeting of the JROTC of the Panther Valley High School Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. Discussion will include fundraisers and the Christmas party.

PV Elementary School

The annual Halloween parade by the students and staff of the Panther Valley Elementary School is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 29. Students will dress in costumes after lunch and the parade will commence from the elementary school at approximately 1:45 p.m.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

NL Halloween Parade

The 103rd annual Northern Lehigh Parade will be held Saturday. The parade will form at 5 p.m. Streets will be closed to traffic at 6 p.m. The parade starts at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fairview Seniors

A trip to Ehrhard's to celebrate October Fest was the latest excursion for the Fairview Seniors. The group is making more plans for other adventures. On Tuesday, Oct. 26, the group had hot dogs, cider and doughnuts for Halloween and gave Crosses in Pocket made by club members to Operation Touch of Home to send to service men and women overseas