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Thursday, July 29, 2010

TEPTO

The Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization will get a bit of a head start on the new school year, meeting on Aug. 9. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., in the school library. Parents/grandparents with students in grades kindergarten through five in either Tamaqua or Rush Elementary Schools are welcome to attend.

The main topic for discussion will be school year activities sponsored by the parent-teacher organizations at both schools.

Classes for the 2010-2011 school year will begin Aug. 30, with the exception of kindergarten classes.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Summit Hill

OLOAA sign-ups

Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, is accepting registrations for the 2010-11 school year. Parents can register their sons or daughters at the school between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., or other arrangements will be made by calling (570) 645-7170 or 645-7101.

Children registering for kindergarten must be 5 years of age by Oct. 15. First graders must be 6 years of age by the same date.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Slatington Moose

The Slatington Moose Club will have a Tommy Moose presentation at 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday).

As part of the program, the club gives dolls away to the fire companies. The firefighters then give the dolls to young children to help comfort them.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Park Concert

On Sunday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m., the Allentown Marine Band will perform a concert in the Palmerton Borough Park. In case of bad weather, the concert will be held in the Borough Hall, 443 Delaware Ave. Bring a lawn chair.

This week's concert is sponsored by HCDF.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Nesquehoning

Community supper

The free community supper will be held on Wednesday, July 28 from 5-7 p.m. at the Meed's Methodist Church. All are invited

Senior boxes

Seniors are welcome to sign up for the free senior boxes on July 30 from 10 to noon at the Meed's Methodist Church on West Catawissa Street.

Summit Hill

Preschool enrollment

Registration is now open for the 2010-2011 school year of the Little Angels Pre-School of Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Rush taxes

Real estate tax bills sent to Rush Township residents contain an error in office hours. Tax Collector Dolores Walck has noted her office will be closed on Aug. 3 and 4. The office will then be open on Aug. 10 and 11, which is the reverse of what is on the tax bill.

Residents may wish to take note of this change to avoid any inconvenience.

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met last week with 73 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and provided readings.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Summit Hill

SHCIO to meet

The Summit Hill Community Improvement Organization will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Summit Hill Borough Hall.

Debra Ranck, president, will be in charge.

Scripture sharing

The weekly scripture sharing session sponsored by St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill, will be held on Thursday, July 29, at 7 p.m. in the parish rectory.

Bloodmobile planned

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ice cream social

Western Pocono Lioness will meet at 7 p.m., July 27, at the American Legion on Route 209 in Gilbert, where they will meet the club's scholarship winners and enjoy an ice cream social.

Prospective members are invited to attend. The club is always looking for new members. For more information call Arlene at (570) 992-5022.

Family Promise

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dial-a-Devotion

Dial-a-Devotion speakers for July are: Sunday, Martha Cox; Monday, Jenny Keiper; Tuesday, Shirley Stamm; Wednesday, Kay Miller; Thursday, Vicky Kocher; and Friday, Ed Belone.

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

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

LIFE meeting

Lehighton Interfaith Fellowship will be meeting Thursday, July 29 at All Saints Episcopal Church, Second and Coal streets, Lehighton at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Elementaryorientation

Changes were made in elementary school assignments for the 2010-2011 school year by Tamaqua Area School District officials in recent weeks. In an effort to make the transition as smooth as possible for students affected by the change, the district will conduct orientation sessions at each of its three elementary schools. The orientation sessions are for students and parents new to the district, as well as those who have been given new building assignments.