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Monday, December 13, 2010

The Tamaqua YMCA is seeking volunteer coaches for its youth basketball, hockey and soccer programs, which will begin in the new year. Criminal background and child abuse checks will be required, For more information, or to apply, email

Friday, December 10, 2010

Tamaqua Mayor Christian P. Morrison is encouraging the community to become involved in the established Tamaqua Crime Watch program.

The mayor welcomes interested residents to visit Borough Hall, 320 East Broad Street, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for more information on how to join Crime Watch.

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Jim Thorpe Council of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual Christmas party at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16 at Pepperjacks Restaurant, 41 Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Everyone attending is asked to bring a non perishable food item for the food panty.

Friday, December 10, 2010

PV Knee Hi

The Panther Valley Knee Hi will meet at the Sports Zoo in Lansford on Thursday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Summit Hill

Christmas party

American Legion Post 316, Summit Hill, will hold its annual Christmas party for all children from the community on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 1-3 p.m. at the post home.

The festivities will begin at 1 o'clock when Santa Claus will arrive. He will greet the children and give each of them a pre-Christmas gift. Food and refreshments will be served.

Event canceled

Friday, December 10, 2010


An American Red Cross Bloodmobile visited Tamaqua on Nov. 17, collecting 56 units of the "gift of life." Four first time donors heeded the call Joseph Zaprazny, Judy Brennan, Elizabeth Ostrowski and John Taylor.

The Salvation Army gymnasium was converted into a blood center through the efforts of Randy Gormley, Jack Quinn, Bob Zeplin, Peter Shlanta and Jack Rarick. Additional volunteers included Jean Stephens, Edie Hoffman, Ardis Gerhard, Dolores Martin, Dolly Shirey and Bob Shirey.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

PV Senior Center

The Panther Valley Senior Center lists its activities for the month of December. The Christmas party will be held on Friday, Dec. 10 at 11 a.m.

On Dec. 13 everyone will play Deal or No Deal at 11 a.m.; Dec. 14 is line dancing; Dec. 15 celebration of birthdays and play bingo at 11 a.m.; Dec. 16

Pictionary at 11 a.m.; Dec. 17 shopping on CCCT at 9:30 a.m., but center will remain open.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Summit Hill Republican Club will hold its monthly meeting tonight at 7 o'clock in the Summit Hill Borough building. New members are always welcome to attend. The meeting will be conducted by President David A. Wargo, and the group will be discussing next year's plans.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Family Fun Night

Pleasant Valley Elementary will have a family fun night on Friday, Dec. 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. All students of PVE and their families are welcome to attend.

Pleasant Valley Intermediate School news

PVI will hold its 6th grade band concert on Friday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. The 7th grade band concert will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 14, also at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

The PVI PTO meeting will be on Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 4:15 p.m. in the school library.

Birthday wishes

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Toys for Tots

registration slated

This weekend, Dec. 10-11, will be the final two days for anyone that wishes to register for Toys for Tots. Registration is open to children up to 12 years of age and 14 for those with special needs. Registration is being held at the Salem Bible Fellowship Church, Mahoning Township.

The toy give away will also take place at the church on Dec. 18, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you have questions, please call Ed, (570) 325-2408.

Nativity display

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Owl Creek Christmas

Christmas is coming early to Owl Creek as the Owl Creek Reservoir Commission presents its free Owl Creek Christmas with Santa on Dec. 11-12. The event will be open each day from noon to 4 p.m. and will feature free drawings for toys, bikes, hams and turkeys. There will also be a campfire for roasting marshmallows, pictures with Santa and crafts for the kids to make.

All events will be held at the Lower Reservoir. Food and beverages will be available.

Rain dates will be Dec. 18-19, same time.

First gift