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Friday, March 4, 2011

Bereavement Group

The last meeting for this session of the bereavement support group, sponsored by St. Joseph's parish will be held on Saturday, March 5, beginning at 11 a.m.

The meeting will be held in the rectory.

If you have questions you may call the parish office at 325-3731.


The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be stationed at Memorial Hall on Wednesday, March 9, from 1 to 6 p.m. Donors must be 17 years of age and older.

All Night PartyMeeting

Thursday, March 3, 2011

PV senior center

The schedule of activities for the Panther Valley Senior Center continues with March 14 when there will be horse racing at 11 a.m.; March 15 there will be a van trip and bowling after lunch; March 16 they will be celebrating the monthly birthdays and bingo at 11 a.m.; March 17 sing-a-long at 11 a.m.; March 18 St. Patrick's Party at 11 a.m.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Historical society meeting

The Polk Township Historical Society will meet on Monday, March 7 at 7 p.m. at the Polk Township Municipal Building in Kresgeville. The evening's speaker will be society member, Joe Horn, who will present the history of the Western Union Telegraph Company and share memories from his 23-year career with the company.

Everyone is invited to attend this special presentation and new members are always welcome. For additional information, call Pat at (610) 681-8984.

Free clothing


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Walk for life

Care Net of Tamaqua, an organization providing services to pregnant women, plans to open an office in Tamaqua, at 223 E. Broad St.

The center will provide life-affirming guidance, counseling, prenatal classes, parenting classes and much more to area women and families.

The organization will sponsor a Walk For Life on April 2, beginning at 1 p.m.

The route will begin at Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church, then head west on Broad Street to Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Lioness host doctor

Dr. Patricia Rylko, MD, chief of cardiology at Pocono Medical Center, was the featured speaker at the recent meeting of the Western Pocono Lioness Club. In light of February being Heart Health Month, she addressed the topic of Women's Health and Heart Issues and referred to the newly-posted Dietary Guidelines.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Community meal

A free community meal will be held from 5-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, at St. John's United Church of Christ, 891 Columbia Ave., Palmerton.

The public is welcome to enjoy a free meal and fellowship.

Holy Trinity Lutheran

On Ash Wednesday, March 9, services will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton. Services will also be held at 11 a.m. at the Village at Palmerton, located at Princeton Avenue.

Knitting Club

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Library news

The Tamaqua Public Library is gearing up for its Spring Storytime sessions. This year's theme is "See If You Can Guess the Theme for the Day." Sessions are open to children between the ages of 2 and 5.

Storytime begins March 7 and will continue for 10 consecutive weeks. Identical programs will be held Mondays and Tuesdays, from 10-11 a.m. Sessions will include stories and crafts.

For more information, stop by the library on South Railroad Street, call (570) 668-4660 or visit

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

PV Senior Center

National Nutrition month will be celebrated this month at the Panther Valley Senior Center.

On March 3 is penny game at 11 a.m. and March 4 is Deal or No Deal at 11 a.m.

March 7 is candy bingo at 11 a.m.; March 8 is celebration of Mardi Gras at 11 a.m.; March 9 is bean bags and darts; March 10 is blood pressure screenings from 10:30-11:30 a.m.; March 11 is Wii bowling.

Summit Hill

Cat licensing

Summit Hill Borough officials remind residents the borough has a cat ordinance that requires owners of cats to obtain a license for the pet.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Feb. 22 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 29 members in attendance.

Treasurer Shirley Becker conducted the business meeting. Jane Springer offered an invocation. Reports were presented by secretary Florina Martin and treasurer Becker. Get well cards were sent to James Valentine and Gayle Wall.

Martin and Becker provided inspirational readings.

The group meets the second and fourth Monday of every month. Anyone 50 or older is welcome to join.

Senior news

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Slatington Lions Club

The Slatington Lions Club will hold a board meeting at the Skeet Club at 7 p.m. March 9.

The club would like to extend birthday wishes to Lion Robert Keegan Jr. (March 6).