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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The final performance of the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce Free Summer Concert Series had to be postponed last week due to weather. The event has been rescheduled for this Wednesday, Sept. 22 and will feature the Christopher Dean Band.

The concert, which will begin at 6 p.m. at the restored Tamaqua Train Station, is being sponsored by Bailey's Building Supplies.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lion of the Month

Congratulations to Lions Charles Rush and Mary Jane Lucrezi, members of the Western Pocono Lions Club. They were named Lion of the Month by club President Lion Helen Koshensky for August.

Rush was honored for the volunteer work he did before and during the West End Fair. Lucrezi was honored for her various work, but especially for the time she gave for the club to be at the recent Senior Information Fair, which also took place at the West End Fairgrounds in Gilbert.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 189 Church Road, Penn Forest Township, Jim Thorpe, will hold its first Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 23 from noon to 5 p.m. All festival proceeds will benefit Outreach Ministry to the community and beyond.

The Fall Festival will be fun for all ages. There will be games, face painting, pumpkin painting/carving, moon bounce, and a hay maze.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Community supper

St. Mark's Episcopal Church will host a free community supper on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 4-6 p.m. at the Race Street church. The menu for this month is barbecue chicken.

ELCA meeting

The Hazleton/Lehighton Cluster Women of the ELCA will gather at St. John's Lutheran Church, Sixth and North streets, Jim Thorpe for the Fall Cluster event on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 8:45 a.m. until noon.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Senior box pick up

Senior box pick up is Oct. 1 for the month of October. It is the first Friday in October because the last day of September is a Thursday.

Summit Hill

Water authority

The monthly meeting of the Summit Hill Water Authority will be held at the authority's pump house in White Bear, as opposed to the borough hall. The session is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m.

John Michalik, president, will be in charge of the session.

Lions to meet

Monday, September 20, 2010

"Trick or Treat" night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the Borough of Jim Thorpe. All residents interested in seeing the Trick or Treaters should turn on their front porch lights to let the children know you will be handing out treats.

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Tamaqua Area Middle School will hold Open House tonight beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Christopher Czapla, Principal, asks that parents report to the student's homeroom where they will receive a copy of the student's schedule and bell schedule for the evening.

Parents are encouraged to attend. They will have the opportunity to meet their children's teachers and to obtain information concerning the curriculum and expectations for the students

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sorority news

The Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held its first regular meeting of the season at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Hamburg. Cathy Santee served as host. Prior to the meeting, the group participated in a scavenger hunt at Cabela's.

On Sept. 11, the chapter met at St. Luke's Pavilion, Coaldale, for an end of summer party/cookout with residents of the Geriatric Center at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital.

Patti Confer is coordinating the fundraisers, with proceeds to be used towards sponsoring community events.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will be meeting on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Co.

Bring a bag lunch and your lucky rabbit's foot to play bingo.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Beginning on Sunday, Sept. 19 the worship service at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansford will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Please note this new starting time for the morning service.

All are welcome to attend.