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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Albrightsville will hold its first annual clothing give away. The committee will be collecting clean or new clothing on the following dates at the church; July 11, from noon to 4 p.m. and July 12-17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The giveaway dates and times are Wednesday, July 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, July 22, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, July 23, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, July 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you have any questions, call the church office at (570) 722-0964 or Shirley at (570) 325-3523.

Bible school meeting

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Dial-a-Devotion

Dial-a-Devotion speakers for June are: Sunday, Martha Cox; Monday, Jenny Keiper; Tuesday, Shirley Radler; Wednesday, Rose Marie Austin; Thursday, Vicky Kocher; and Friday, Jean Mertz.

Call (610) 377-1612 24 hours a day for an inspirational message.

Dial-a-Devotion is ministry LIFE (Lehighton Interfaith Fellowship).

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Honored grads

Effort UMC recently recognized its graduates from various schools and endeavors. They include: Chris D'Arcy, graduated from Pleasant Valley High School, who has already left for the Army; Samantha Barth, graduated from Columbia International University with a bachelor of science; Chad Edwards, graduated from Archbishop Ryan, who will be attending Temple University in the fall; Josh Ernst, graduated from law school; Katie Griffith, graduated from 12th Century Cyber School; and Lisa (Zipp) Hoffman, from Luzerne Community College with a dental assistant diploma.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Adult day care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center offers participants daily exercise, reality orientation, remotivational and reminiscent therapy, as well as breakfast, lunch and a snack.

Additional activities planned for the month of July include: July 7, craft day; July 8, sing-along with Audrey Christ and bingo games; July 13, craft and bake sale; July 14; worship service; July 21, visit from the foot doctor; July 22, monthly birthday party; July 26, cooking class; July 28, trip to the Pioneer Tunnel.

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Eastern Schuylkill Democrats will meet today, at 7:30 p.m., at the East End Fire Company, East Broad Street, Tamaqua. All interested parties are welcome to attend.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met May 25 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 39 members in attendance. President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business session.

Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation. Secretary Florina Martin provided a reading of the previous meeting's minutes, presented the financial report in the absence of the treasurer and offered inspirational readings. Birthday greetings were offered to Melanie Weicker and Thelma Caravello.

Monday, June 28, 2010

LAHS class of 1970 seeking classmates

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Summit Hill Crime Watch will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in the Summit Hill Borough Hall. All interested residents are welcome.

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Palmerton Area Library, 402 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, has started a volunteer program.

Volunteers may be asked to work in the book sale, summer reading program, be a weekly reader or work with special projects. A volunteer may also adopt a shelf, work on a scrapbooking project, or help shelve materials. Volunteers can be a family group, adult, student, or social group.

Please call the library at (610) 826-3424 or come into the library for more information and a volunteer application.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Alzheimer's walk

The Second Annual Alzheimer's Family Fun Festival and Memory Walk is being planned for Oct. 9 at Mauch Chunk Lake Park in Carbon County. As part of this year's festivities, a Wall of Memories pictorial display will feature photos of local people suffering with Alzheimer's disease.

To have a loved one included in the display, mail photos to 38 Chestnut Hill, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229. At this time, there are no provisions to have photos returned, so pease don't send your original photos. For more information on the event, contact Kathy Ruff at (570) 645-3059.