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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Tamaqua Area High School Guidance Department will host a Financial Aid Night on Monday, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Tamaqua Area Auditorium

Cathy Caffrey, Assistant Regional Director for PHEAA, will be going over the FAFSA form in detail and will be answering any general financial aid questions.

Any college bound senior or junior student and their parents are encouraged to attend.

Monday, January 3, 2011

St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 9 W. Railroad St., Nesquehoning, will host services for the Christmas season.

A service of the Great Compline with Litia for the feast of the nativity of the Lord and a medley of Christmas carols will be held at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6.

At 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, there will be divine liturgy of Christmas Day with festal anointing.

A divine liturgy for the feast of the Synaxis of the Birthgiver of God with festal anointing will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Palmerton Area Historical Society is starting off the new year with a bang-up program. Jack's back- Jack Gunsser, that is!

Jack will be sharing some of his treasures, and he encourages those attending to bring along some "goodies" of their own. The meeting will be held Monday, Jan. 10 in the Knight's Gallery of the Palmerton Area Library. A brief business meeting will start at 7 p.m., followed by the presentation.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Touchdown Club

meeting scheduled

Members of the Jim Thorpe Touchdown Club will meet on Monday, Jan. 10, at 6 p.m. in the commons area of the high school. Final plans for the upcoming awards ceremony will be made at this time. Parents and friends of football players are invited to attend the meetings.

Bloodmobile slated

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be stationed at Memorial Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 12, from 1-6 p.m. Donors must be 17 years of age and older to be eligible.

Friday, December 31, 2010

VFW auxiliary

The regular meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Nesquehoning Memorial VFW Post 8008 will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the Post Home on East Center Street. President Amanda Breiner will preside at the session, which begins at 6:30 p.m.

Senior center

Chair exercises will be held starting on Jan. 3 at the Panther Valley Senior Center.

On Jan. 4 there will be line dancing and a Sunshine Meeting. Jan. 5 everyone will play candy bingo at 11 a.m. Jan. 6 is penny game at 11 a.m. and Jan. 7 you can shoot pool.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Men's basketball league

The Lehighton Recreation Center is starting a men's basketball league in January.

For more information, call Tom Evans at (570) 294-4532.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Calvary Evangelical

Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church, Catawissa and Valley roads, Lewistown Valley, will hold its morning worship service on Sunday, Jan. 2 at 10:25 a.m. The Rev. Brian Reading, pastor, will present a message entitled "Which Must Come First."

At 9:15 a.m., Sunday School classes will be held for all ages. Nursery service is available.

There will be no 6:30 p.m. praise, worship and Bible study. The public is welcome to join in an "informal" small group gathering this week on Jan. 2.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church

The Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church office will be closed on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010.

The 2011 church envelopes are available and on the table in the narthex. Please take yours, your family and your neighbors.

Altar Guild members are asked to sign up to serve on the guild for 2011. If at all possible please sign up for two months during the year. The schedule is posted on the wall in the sacristy. New members are needed and are welcomed. A job description and training is provided.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Members of the Tamaqua Area High School Boys and Girls Swimming and Diving teams recently collected over 60 toys for the local Toys For Tots drive to assist children that are less fortunate.

The Tamaqua Swimming/Diving team is coached by Eric Lech.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

St. Jerome's Church

St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church, West Broad Street, will hold Mass on New Year's Eve, Friday, Dec. 31 at 5 p.m. and on New Year's Day, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 at 9 a.m.

The Sunday Mass schedule for this weekend will remain the same, with the Vigil Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon and Masses at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday morning.

The parish office will be closed on Friday for the New Year's holiday. It will reopen on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 at 9 a.m.

SS. Peter and Paul