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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Slatington Lions Club

The Slatington Lions Club will hold an indoor meeting at the Moose at 6:45 p.m. April 5.

The guest speaker will be Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas Judge James Anthony.

Lions birthday wishes go out to Dave Meixsell (April 5) and Roger Bachman (April 7).

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Adult day care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center has a variety of activities planned for April, including the monthly birthday party on April 21.

Other activities planned for the month include: April 4, communion; April 6, social games; April 11, shopping trip; April 13, craft day; April 18, visit from St. Jerome's kindergarten students; April 19, Easter candy/bake sale; April 20, Salvation Army visit; April 22, closed; April 25, cooking class; April 27 sing-a-long with Audrey Christ.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Historical society meeting

The Polk Township Historical Society will meet on Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m. at the Polk Township Municipal Building in Kresgeville.

The evening's program will be a presentation and discussion of the Polk High School Class of 1938.

This will be the first in a series of presentations they have planned regarding the early years of Polk High School.

Several members of the early classes are planning to attend and share their memories and experiences.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, April 2. There will be one sweep of the Palmerton, Aquashicola, and Little Gap areas beginning at 8 a.m.

Papers should be bundled and placed within sight of collectors. They are collecting papers only, no magazines. They also need brown grocery size paper bags. The shiny inserts are acceptable.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Summit Hill

SHCIO to meet

The Summit Hill Community Improvement Organization will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in the Summit Hill Borough Hall. Debra Ranck, president, will be in charge of the session.

Registration open

The Winnie-the-Pooh Preschool, which is sponsored by the Hope of Christ Presbyterian Church, Summit Hill, is accepting registrations.

Parents who would like to enroll their child in the program can call the school, (570) 645-4238, between the hours of 9-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m.

Cat licensing

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Future PASR president

Former Pleasant Valley High School principal Frederick Hackett, Brodheadsville, is the president-elect of the Monroe Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) for the 2011-2012 program year. Currently he is serving as program chair.

Two funerals

Effort UMC was the site for two funerals this past Friday. The first was for the Rev. Jack Rule, who served many area churches, including McMichaels and Effort UMC as well as Parryville UMC in Carbon County and Richmond UMC in Northampton County.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Walk for life

Care Net of Tamaqua, an organization providing services to pregnant women, plans to open an office in town at 223 E. Broad St.

The center will provide life-affirming guidance, counseling, prenatal classes, parenting classes and much more to area women and families.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Jim Thorpe Community Watch group sets walk

The Jim Thorpe Community Watch group will hold its first monthly community walk on March 31. Anyone who would like to participate should meet at Memorial Park at 6:30 p.m.

The group is hoping that many residents will join the walk to show the community's presence and its support for positive changes in the borough.

If you cannot attend, please turn on your porch light to support the program.

The walk will be held rain or shine.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Lenten Soup Supper and Scripture Service

"Toward a More Biblical Faith" will be the topic at this week's Lenten soup supper and scripture service.

It is hosted by St. John's Lutheran Church, South Avenue, and will begin at 6 p.m.

All are welcome to attend and participate. This is part of this year's theme, "Who's knocking at your front door?"

Parents' meeting

Friday, March 25, 2011

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Race Street, will be hosting its monthly "free community supper" on Sunday, March 27, from 4-6 p.m. The menu this month is roast beef.Parents meeting

Parents of students in the class of 2011 Jim Thorpe High School are going to meet on Monday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in the commons area of the high school. Plans for the All Night party will be furthered at this time. Parents are reminded that their child's dues for the party is now payable.