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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

VFW

At 7 p.m., Monday, April 11, Palmerton Memorial VFW Post 7134 will hold its monthly meeting at the Palmerton VFW, 2020 Forest Inn Rd., Palmerton. Current active VFW members, veterans and active duty personnel from all service branches are invited to attend. New members are especially welcome.

Community meal

From 5-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, a free community meal will be held at St. John's United Church of Christ, 891 Columbia Ave., Palmerton. All are welcome to enjoy a free meal and fellowship.

Lenten services

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Over 60 Club of Palmerton will meet at noon April 19 at the Palmerton Borough Hall, 401 Delaware Avenue.

The program will be Lehigh Gap Nature Center, presented by Dan Kunkle.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fire training

Live fire training will be held in Lansford by the firefighters on either April 9 or 10 and will cease around 5 p.m.

The training will take place at the Dock Street Training Grounds in Lansford.

Area residents may experience some smoke from the training.

Golden Agers

Forty members of the Panther Valley Golden Agers attended the March meeting. President Ronnie Bazik opened the meeting with a prayer "Thankful for Each Season."

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club held its first regular meeting of 2011 in the social hall of Zions Church, Lewistown Valley. The business session was conducted by President June Leiby. Special guest speaker was Dr. Joseph Sabol.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

50th reunion

The Pleasant Valley High School Class of 1961 is looking for classmates in order to formulate a 50-year class reunion.

Contact Adele at (570) 629-5718, Marlene at (727) 559-7915 or Becky via email at beckyrow@tampabay.rr.com, with information about any class member.

Lions blood drive

The Western Pocono Lions Club blood drive held Thursday, March 31, netted 35 units of blood. The club thanks all who donated and encourages residents to give at other blood drives.

PVEN Board

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Palmerton Area School Board will hold a committee workshop this afternoon at 5:30 p.m. A special meeting of the board of directors is then scheduled for 6 p.m.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Class of 1943

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1943 is planning a 68-year anniversary reunion for this summer. The event will be held June 18 at the Owl Creek Reservoir and will include a picnic style luncheon.

For more information, contact Harry Fetterman at (570) 668-3034.

Rush bloodmobile

The Rush Township Bicentennial Committee will sponsor an American Red Cross Bloodmobile on April 5, from 1-6 p.m., at the township municipal building.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Lenten service

The next Lenten service will be held at Salem UCC in Gilbert on Wednesday, April 6. The Rev. Brian Holben will be the guest preacher.

Soup and sandwich hour begins at 6:30 p.m. and the service will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Senior center

The Panther Valley Senior Center has announced its list of activities for April. Starting April 1 is Deal or No Deal at 11 a.m.

April 4 is bean bag, cards, and shooting pool. April 5 everyone can practice shooting darts. April 6 is Pay Bingo at 11 a.m. April 7 is CCTI Health Medical Class at 11:30 a.m. April 8 is a pizza party for $4 for lunch.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lansford

Egg hunt

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford, will hold its annual Easter egg hunt on Sunday, April 16, beginning at noon. The event will be sponsored by Catholic Charities. Registration is required.

OLOAA registration

Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, is accepting registrations for the 2011-2012 school year. Parents can register their child(ren) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school office, or can call (570) 645-7170/7101 to arrange an appointment.