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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Business women

The Tamaqua Business and Professional Women's Club held its May meeting at La Dolce Casa in Tamaqua. Special guest Sgt. 1st Class Paul Shutter of the Hometown unit of the Pennsylvania National Guard provided a brief history of the guard, the many changes made over the years and current guard operations. Sgt. Shutter also spoke of the guard's enlistment requirements and the varied duties performed by its members, including assisting in national and international disasters.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ascension Thursday will be celebrated this week in St. Jerome's Catholic Church, Tamaqua. Masses will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Thursday at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Panther Valley School District has set year end release times and dates for students. The last day of school for seniors will be June 1. Seniors will be in school on May 27, 28 and June first until 10:35 a.m.

For students in elementary, middle school and grades nine to 11, their last days of school will be June 2, 3, 4 and 7. Elementary will dismiss at 12:30 p.m., middle school will dismiss at noon and high school students will dismiss at 10:35 a.m.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club held its Spring Tea at Zion's Social Hall in Lewistown. Guest speaker was Sandy Anthony of Down Memory Lane, who presented a program of floral arranging and gardening tips. The completed arrangements were presented to selected members and guests.

The theme for the event was "Garden Party." Evelyn Adams created the tea table arrangement with Linda Leiby and Mary Bridygham serving as the pourers. The refreshment committee was composed of Kathy McGee, Pam Klitch and Sue Hower.

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Palmerton Area Historical Society invites everyone to join in a "Walk Around the Block with Betsy" at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23. The walk will highlight the history and architecture of the buildings around the perimeter of the town park including businesses in the 300 block of Delaware Avenue. To add to the interest and enjoyment, large photographs of the buildings as they once were, will be featured. The tour with Betsy Burnhauser will leave from the Palmerton Area Heritage Center at 410 Delaware Avenue, Palmerton. A raindate is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 30.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Historical society

The Eldred Township Historical Society will meet on Tuesday, May 11 (instead of May 18 because of election) at 7 p.m. at the municipal building in Kunkletown. The guest will be Joyce Parisi with her dog, Pacer, The Intelligent Dog, who amazes everyone with his tricks. Everyone is invited to attend.

Sunday, May 16 will be the first work day for the renovation of the old post office building in Kunkletown. The old brown asphalt siding will be removed. Anyone who would like to help, please be there at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served.

Contemporary service

Monday, May 10, 2010

All Night Party Committee

The final business meeting for the Class of 2010 All Night Party will be held on Wednesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. in the high school library.

Parents will be voting on food, entertainment, prizes.

All suggestions are welcomed and all are encouraged to attend.

Lansford

AMVETS to meet

The Lansford AMVETS Post will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the post home. Commander Michael Frey will conduct the meeting.

Lansford Alive

Friday, May 7, 2010

Tax office closed

The office of Terry McElmoyle, tax collector, will be closed on Saturday, May 8. The office will reopen Monday the May 10.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Police Week

The week of May 9-16, the Borough of Palmerton will observe Police Week, and, in particular, to observe Saturday, May 15, as Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Book club

The Third Monday Book Club will meet at noon, Monday, May 17, at the Palmerton Area Library. Extra copies of the selected book are available in the library.

New members are always welcome.

For more information, call (610) 826-3424.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Summit Hill

Meet the Candidates

The Jeffersonian Democratic Club, Summit Hill, will hold a "meet and greet" session with Democratic candidates on the May 18 Primary Election ballot.

This is an opportunity for party members from Summit Hill (those from other areas are invited as well) to meet the candidates for respective offices.

The "Coffee with the Candidates" session will take place from 10 a.m. to noon in the borough hall.

Absentee voting