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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Cub Pack 777 at St. John's UCC Church, Pine and Biddle streets in Tamaqua will be starting back up for the year on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 6:15 pm.

New scouts are welcome to come out and enjoying the scouting experience.

Any boy between the age of 6 and 11 years are welcome to join.

Any questions, please contact Dave at (570) 668-1863.

Friday, September 3, 2010

PV senior center

Fran Craigie, the manager of the Panther Valley Senior Center, has announced the list of activities for September.

On Labor Day, Sept. 6 the center will be closed. Sept. 7 is line dancing and a Sunshine Meeting. Sept. 8 is the celebration of birthdays and bingo at 11 a.m. Sept. 9 will be blood pressure screenings from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Sept. 10 there's a trip to the Hollywood Casino leaving CVS at 9:30 a.m.

Friday, September 3, 2010

9-11 service

The Tamaqua South Ward Playground will once again sponsor a 9-11 Community Remembrance Service, honoring those lost that fateful day, the military personnel who protect our freedom, and their families. While much of the program will be based on previous years remembrances, this year's event will be held in a different location, the Hometown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Lafayette Avenue (SR54), Hometown, and an earlier time, 2 p.m. The change in location will enable 25 veterans who reside at the center to take part in the ceremony.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Summit Hill

Presbyterian church

The Summer schedule of services at the Hope of Christ Presbyterian Church, Summit Hill, will end this Sunday, Sept. 5. This week's service will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Beginning Sunday, Sept. 12, the usual worship hours will resume as follows:

Sundays Junior choir rehearsal, 8:45 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; worship service, 10:30 a.m., with Holy Communion to be celebrated on the first Sunday of each month; Fellowship coffee time, 11:30 a.m., or after the worship service.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sorority news

The Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held a beginning Day Celebration on Aug. 25 at the Lake Hauto Third Beach. Marie Umbriac served as hostess, preparing entree selections.

Members brought appetizers and/or desserts. Recipes were collected and will be compiled into a commemorative brochure. Guests included family members, former chapter member Pam Stump, prospective member Pat Kibbler and Diane Agosti of the Tamaqua Master's chapter.

Participants received a bracelet set and votive holder with citronella tea light as favors.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

22nd annual Antique/Collector Car Show

The Slatington Lions Club will hold its 22nd annual Antique/Collector Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5 at the Slatington Airport along State Route 873. The rain date is Sept. 6.

A flea market vendor setup will be held from 5:30-9 a.m., followed by the registration of cars from 9 a.m. to noon and the awards presentation at 3 p.m.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Card shower

Margo Long Salapaca, a member of the Lehighton Class of 1957, is a patient in Hahneman Hospital in Philadelphia, where she had extensive heart surgery.

Cards can be sent to her home at 2410 S. Hicks St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19145.

If there are any questions, call Maureen Markley at (484) 464-7713.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Football dinner/parents meeting

The first Thursday night football dinner for this year's season will be held tomorrow at the high school commons after the football practice. Parents are asked to help with the serving of the meal.

A meeting of the Jim Thorpe Touchdown Club will be held following the meal, to which parents, relatives and friends of the players are invited to attend and help with the planning of this year's events.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, Sept. 4. There will be one sweep of the Palmerton, Aquashicola, and Little Gap areas beginning at 8 a.m.

Papers should be bundled and placed within sight of the collectors. They are collecting papers only, no magazines. The shiny inserts are acceptable. They also need grocery size brown paper bags.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Summit Hill

Scripture sharing

The weekly scripture sharing sessions sponsored by St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. in the church rectory.

CCD registration

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill, and St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford, have scheduled CCD registration sessions for youths from those churches who attend Panther Valley School District schools. They are as follows: