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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Nutrition Education Classes

Adele Argot, a nutrition education adviser with the Monroe County Extension office, is interested in holding a basis nutrition education class in Palmerton, as was held last year at Holy Trinity Church. The program is designed to help families and individuals with low incomes stretch their food dollars to achieve a healthy diet.

Families with young children learned tips on food preparation, meal planning, food storage and sanitation, shopping skills, nutrition for family members and managing a healthy weight.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Board of Health

The January meeting of the Tamaqua Board of Health was held at the municipal building with James Gormley, Earl Boettger, Shirley Becker, Health Officer Judith Hadesty R.N. and Health Enforcement Officer James Barron in attendance.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


VFW Ladies Auxiliary

The VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting of Jan. 11 was canceled due to inclement weather and lack of a quorum. It will not be rescheduled.

All members who have not yet paid their 2011 dues are reminded they are now delinquent. Dues should be paid as soon as possible.

The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 8, weather permitting, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the post home.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Summit Hill

Democrats elect

Nathan Halenar was elected president of the Jeffersonian Democratic Club, Summit Hill, during a reorganizational meeting held last week in the Summit Hill Borough Hall. He succeeds Robin McArdle.

Other officers are Robert Crampsie, vice president; Alice Kane, secretary; and Joseph O'Gurek Jr., treasurer.

The club will meet on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the borough hall. The next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 17.

Scripture sharing

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

All night party


There will be a meeting for the parents of the Jim Thorpe Class of 2011 at 7 p.m., Jan. 20, in the Commons at Jim Thorpe High School.

Plans for the all night party will be discussed at that time.

Friday, January 14, 2011

St. Matthew's youth group

If you are, or know, a teen between the ages of 12-18, consider joining the St. Matthew's UCC youth group.

They meet every Friday night from 5-7:30 p.m. Dinner will be served and lots of fun is in store.

Norman Burger and his wife, Amy, will be supervising the youth group.

Historical Society

The Eldred Township Historical Society will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at the municipal building. You are invited to join them. They're asking all who attend to bring an unusual or antique item for a "Show and Tell" time.

Friday, January 14, 2011


The Panther Valley High School's JROTC will hold a meting on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. in the JROTC classroom.

Parents are welcome to these meetings.

Summit Hill

Methodist Charge

The schedule of services for the Coaldale/Summit Hill United Methodist Charge for Sunday, Jan. 16, is as follows:

Worship services will be held at 9 a.m. in the Summit Hill United Methodist Church and at 11 a.m. in the Coaldale United Methodist Church. The Rev. Burgess Gordon, pastor, will officiate at both services.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sorority news

Members of the Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met last week at the home of Cathy Santee. Pam Stump, a visitor from Florida, provided pizza prior to the business meeting.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Troop 109

Boy Scout Troop 109 in Saylorsburg invites boys ages of 10-18 to speak with troop leadership and spend some time with the troop. The Scoutmaster, Robert Facella, was awarded the 2010 Leader of the Year Award, presented by the Pocono District at a Roundtable meeting.

He was nominated by his former troop for his leadership excellence, dedication to the Boy Scouts of America principles, the Boy Scout Oath, and Scout Law.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Young at Heart Seniors

Young at Heart Seniors will meet in the Polk Township Fire Company meeting room on Tuesday, Jan. 18. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. They will have a speaker from the Monroe County Transit Authority (Pony).

Dessert and hot drinks will be provided after the meeting. Members are urged to bring a can or package of nonperishable food for the food bank. Visitors and new members are always welcome. For more information, call Camille DeSando at (570) 972-4424.

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church