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Friday, August 27, 2010


St. Ann Society

The Frances C. Jakabcin District of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Auxiliary will hold its fall meeting on Sunday, Sept. 19.

The event will be hosted by the Hazleton branches 45 and 105 and will be held in the Lobitz Catering Hall, Rt. 940, Hazleton, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Members of the St. Ann Society of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford, and other local branch members who are planning to attend should call President Veronica Bazik, (570) 645-5253, to make reservations. The deadline is Friday, Sept. 3.

Fall program

Friday, August 27, 2010

First Steps

First Steps, a support group for mothers, will have its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the Primitive Methodist Church, 55 Hunter St., Tamaqua. The meeting will be held in the church social room from 6-8 p.m.

Participants will share a hot meal. Guest speaker will be Judy Hoppes of the Carbon-Tamauqa Unit of the American Cancer Society. Her topics will include cancer risks and prevention.

The sessions are free and open to the public. Child care for all ages will be provided free of charge. New members and volunteers are welcome.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Slatington Crime Watch

The Slatington Crime Watch will hold a Community Picnic at the Victory Park pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 28.

There will be free ice pops, lots of games for kids, hot dogs and sodas, and more. Free gun locks will be given out at the event.

You do not have to live in the borough to attend the event. Everyone is welcome to join.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

VFW to meet

Lehighton Memorial Post 256, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Lehighton will conduct its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7 at the Post Home. This change is due to the Labor Day Holiday. All members are encouraged to attend. New members are welcomed.

One-room school reunion

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Citrano family reunion

The 16th Citrano Family Reunion of Nesquehoning was held at the New Columbus Fire Company on Aug. 21. Fifty people attended.

Zion Lutheran Church

Morning worship begins at 9 a.m. Sunday. Blessing of book bags will be held this week. All children are welcome to bring their school book bags to be blessed. The Rev. John Hazel is pastor, (570) 646-3469. Visitors are always welcome.

World Hunger boxes will be distributed on Sept. 5, Labor of Love Sunday. The boxes will be collected on Nov. 21, Christ the King Sunday.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Summit Hill

St. Paul Lutheran

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill, is in need of volunteers to help collate the newsletter. The session will take place on Sunday, Aug. 29, beginning at 9:15 a.m.

The worship service that day will take place at 10:30 a.m., during which time a blessing of book bags for all children going to school will take place. The Rev. John Hazel Jr., pastor, will officiate.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Uniforms available

Lightly used Tamaqua Area School District uniforms will be made available to students in need this Friday. Uniforms will be at the Tamaqua Area Senior High School office between the hours of 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. These uniforms are for students who are currently enrolled in the district and include a variety of sizes.

For more information, call (570) 668-1901.

Recovery help

Thursday, August 26, 2010


First Congregational Church

Morning Worship will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, at First Congregational Church, Ruddle Street, followed at 10 a.m. by Adult Sunday School.

A service will be held at the Hometown Nursing Home at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31.

St. Luke's Miners and MapleShade services will be conducted at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., respectively, on Wednesday, Sept. 1.

Also on Wednesday, Sept. 1, choir rehearsal will be held at 6:30 p.m. New members are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lansford Alive

The monthly meeting of the board of Lansford Alive will meet Thursday, at 8 a.m., at Rosie's Restaurant.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Heritage Center

The current exhibit in the feature room of the Heritage Center, 410 Delaware Ave., is a look back at the first 20 years of the Palmerton Area Historical Society, and five years of the Heritage Center. Special events are planned throughout the year. The center is open Wednesday through Saturday each week (except holidays) at different hours. Phone (610) 824-6954 for a recording of times each day. Admission is free.

Art show