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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A meeting of the parents of the Class of 2011 at Jim Thorpe Area High School to plan the all-night graduation party will be held Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in the high school commons.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

League to meet

The Anthracite Little League (Summit Hill and Nesquehoning) will hold a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Summit Hill Borough Hall. Parents will also be able to register their child(ren) at this time for participation in the league this year. Information on the 2011 will be announced. For more information, e-mail league President Roobhenn Smith at roobhenn@gmail.com.

Summit Hill

Democrats meet

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Good news

Jeff Weiss has recuperated from his accident enough to attend a meeting at the West End Firehouse. However, much healing is ahead of him according to fellow fire company members.

Tucker Irwin, formerly of Brodheadsville, where her husband Tom served as pastor of Zion Lutheran, has been moved from Good Shepherd in Bethlehem to a rehabilitation center in Reading, much closer to their home.

Volunteer meeting

An important meeting for volunteers of the free Sunday Supper at Our Lady Queen of Peace will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24, in McCawley Hall.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Slatington Lions Club

The Slatington Lions Club will hold an indoor meeting at the Moose at 6:45 p.m. March 1. The speaker is to be announced.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ss. Peter and Paul Students of the Month

Sherry Sernak, principal of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School, Lehighton, announced February Students of the Month: early childhood, Lauren Sheckler; preschool: Guadalupe Gonzalez; kindergarten, Allicea Gruber; first grade, Olivia Erickson; second grade, Casey Hanley; third grade, Ryan Drazek; fourth grade, Caleb Kovach; fifth grade, Emily Roberti; sixth grade, Julia Barthold; seventh grade, Joseph Bradley; and eighth grade, Jacob Fischer.

Looking for classmates

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group meets every Thursday, at 1 p.m., at the Tamaqua Community Center, located to the rear of Boyer's Food Mart.

Last week's meeting was attended by 72 members. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and offered readings. Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "Guardian Angel."

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Tamaqua Boys Soccer Boosters will meet Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m., at La Dolce Casa on West Broad Street. Anyone interested in supporting the team is welcome to attend.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Coaldale Tax office will be closed Feb. 21 through Feb. 28. Normal hours will resume on March 1.

The office will be open on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.

If taxpayers quality for exoneration or exemptions, they should return they signed and dated application, along with proof of eligibility. Catharine Papesh is the Coaldale tax collector.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Summit Hill

Anthracite LL

The Anthracite Little League (Summit Hill/Nesquehoning) will hold registration sessions at both the Summit Hill and Nesquehoning borough buildings on the following dates: Saturdays, Feb. 19 and March 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Methodist Charge

The schedule for the Coaldale/Summit Hill United Methodist Charge for Sunday, Feb. 20, is as follows:

Friday, February 18, 2011

January Artists

of the Month

January Artists of the Month at Franklin Elementary School are: kindergarten, Jacob Shellhammer; first grade, Autumn Madea; second grade, Ashley Marchessault; third grade, Devin Greene; and fourth grade, Evan Beers.

January Artists of the Month at East Penn Elementary School are: kindergarten, Adrienne Leiby: first grade, Devin Warnkin; second grade, Taylor Engle; third grade, Roger Arthur; and fourth grade, Shawn Cope.