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Monday, June 14, 2010

Nesquehoning

Food pantry

The Nesquehoning Food Pantry will held be Thursday, June 17 at Meed's Methodist Church from 1-3:30 p.m.

Free dinner

The free community dinner will be held June 30 from 5-7p.m. at Meed's Methodist Church.

Senior boxes

Senior boxes will be distributed on Friday, June 25 from 10 to noon.

Seniors can also sign up at this time at Meed's Methodist Church.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Historical society

There will be no regular meeting of the Eldred Township Historical Society this Tuesday, June 15. Instead, members are asked to meet on Tuesday, June 22 at 10 a.m. in the picnic grove to set up for the Chinese auction to be held at the Kunkletown Carnival. Please bring any donated items for it at that time.

Donations for Strawberry Festival

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The People's EC Church, 216 Wagner St., East Weissport, will hold its Annual Vacation Bible School for children ages 4-10 on June 15,16, and 18 with a pool party on June 19 for those who attend two of the three days.

This year's theme is Hero Adventure: Where Kids Join Forces with God. Vacation Bible School begins at 6 p.m. Call (610) 377-1696 for details or to preregister.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Nesquehoning

St. Francis parish

St. Francis of Assisi parish will hold a mass for the deaf in the future if there is enough interest. E-mail the rectory at rcpnesq@ptd.net or call (570) 669-6321 if interested.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary

The monthly meeting of the Nesquehoning VFW Ladies Auxiliary was held on June 8, at the Post Home with President Cathy Sommers presiding.

Thanks you notes were received from Verna Lazorchick, Vilma Drigan Sniscak and the Panther Valley JROTC.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Lehighton Area Council of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a picnic to be held at the Phifer Ice Dam in Franklin Township at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15.

Meats and refreshments will be provided. If possible, bring a covered dish to share.

A donation will be requested to cover miscellaneous expenses. RSVP the chamber office at (610) 377-2191 by June 14 if you are planning to attend.

This picnic is open to everyone including all Carbon County Chamber members. Spouses, children and friends are invited. Bring a potential CCCC member.

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Jim Thorpe Sports Hall of Fame committee is trying to locate several members of the 1992 Jim Thorpe High School softball team.

If anyone has contact information for Jen Beers, Amy Zovak, Marcia King, Jolene Livengood or Kerri Hartman, they are asked to contact Jack Kmetz at (570) 325-4923.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Board of Health

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

Barron provided his monthly report, noting he made spot check inspections at Burger King, Domino's Pizza, Padora's Six Pack House, Trinity church kitchen, SS. Peter and Paul's kitchen, and Hess Express. He also received and adjusted for complaints: three trash and one home unfit for human habitation.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Band concert

The Cressona Band will perform in concert on June 16, at 7 p.m., at the Tamaqua ABC High Rise. This event is free and open to the public.

The Cressona Band performs show tunes, marches, overtures and music of yesteryear. This performance is being sponsored by Shafer's Pharmacy and Dr. Richard Chwastiak.

The high rise is located at 222 E. Broad St.

Gardening help

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Attends conclave

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Higgins of Nesquehoning and Mrs. Karen Remaley of Lehighton returned home after spending several days attending the 157th Annual Grand Conclave of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Pennsylvania which was held at the Avalon Hotel in Erie.

The conclave opened with a divine service when the Grand Prelate Richard Stinson delivered the sermon entitled "Narrowing the Gap."

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Safe Haven Rescue

Safe Haven Rescue will have a Dog Adoption Day on Sunday, June 20, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Wal-Mart Supercenter, 355 Lincoln Ave., East Stroudsburg. There will be several young lovable dogs available to meet and greet you. Come and find your new best friend.

Safe Haven requires a Pre-Adoption Application and a home visit prior to adopting an animal to make sure the dogs get the best home possible.