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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Nesquehoning

VFW auxiliary

The regular monthly meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Nesquehoning Memorial VFW Post 8008 will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Post Home on E. Center Street.

President Mandy Breiner will preside at the session. All members are invited to attend.

Summit Hill

Historical society

Thursday, September 9, 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 9, 2010

The American Legion West End Memorial Post 927 in Gilbert will host its 9th Annual 9-11 Candle Light Memorial Service on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.

"We have not forgotten. Come and show us that you haven't."

Guest speakers will include members of the State Police and US military.

There will be music and lite refreshment.

Bring your lawn chairs. The event is subject to the weather.

For more info, call 610-681-5838.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Open house

Polk Elementary School will have an open house for all grades on Monday, Sept. 13, from 6-8 p.m.

Pleasant Valley Intermediate School's 7th grade will be hosting an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 6-8 p.m. Teachers will be available so that parents can meet them.

Pleasant Valley Elementary School's kindergarten and grades 1st and 3rd will be holding an open house on Wednesday, Sept. 15 from 6-8 p.m. The 2nd and 4th grades will hold open house on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 6-8 p.m.

Middlecreek Christian Church

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

St. Mark's/St. John's Episcopal Church, will hold an outdoor guitar service at Mauch Chunk Lake Park at 10 a.m. on Sun., Sept. 12. The regular 8 a.m. service will be held in the church chapel that day. All are invited to attend either service.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Rededication

Hose Company #1, Slatington, has announced that the Firemen's Statue/Drinking Fountain located in the 500 block of Main Street, Slatington, will be rededicated and unveiled with a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 11, beginning at 1 p.m., as part of the statue's 100th anniversary celebration.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Lansford

AMVETS to meet

Members of the AMVETS Post 83, Lansford, will meet on Sunday, Sept. 12, at noon at the post home. Commander Michael Frey will be in charge and asks that all regular members of the post attend.

Council to meet

The Lansford Borough Council will meet at 6:30 tonight in the community center. Robert Gaughan, president, will chair the session.

Summit Hill

Scripture sharing

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Historical society

As part of the Palmerton Area Historical Society's 20th birthday celebration, the September event will be an open house at the society's archives in the Palmerton Borough Hall.

On Sunday, Sept. 19, from 2-4 p.m., the public is invited to a PowerPoint program, tour of the facilities and light refreshments. Many people are not aware of the existence of this site.

Take this opportunity to learn all about the steps through which a donation goes once it enters into the society's care.

Community meal

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Chestnuthill PIC

The Pride in Chestnuthill group will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Chestnuthill Township municipal building.

PV board

The Pleasant Valley School District Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, in the district offices in Brodheadsville.

Stopping hunger

Effort United Methodist Church's hunger ministry had 37 families stop in this past Saturday for food baskets. That totaled 130 people.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met last week with 89 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and provided readings. Two guests, Jean Kistler and Lucy Breuning, were welcomed.

Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "Friendship." Reports were provided by secretary Eleanor Schmerfeld and treasurer Dolores Walck.