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Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween parade

The Annual Tamaqua Halloween Parade will be held on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m., with a rain date of Oct. 27.

The parade will be sponsored by the Tamaqua Lions Club, with assistance from the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce. Communication assistance along the parade route will be provided by the Tamaqua Wireless Association.

Entries are being accepted now for floats/motorized units and marching units. Today is the deadline for registration.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Lehighton AMVETS, Elwood Miller Post 106, will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at the Lehighton V.F.W. building.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Garden club

The South Schuylkill Garden Club will meet Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m., at Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Dock Street, Schuylkill Haven. The evening will include a presentation from members of the Frog Hollow Environmental Center Board of Directors Linda Collins, Ann Irving, Shirley McCord, Helen Moyer and Jeanne Zulich. Frog Hollow's 28 acres of native woods and wetlands, located west of Friedensburg, is managed by the South Schuylkill Garden Club with the help of the Elsie Krammes Trust Fund.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Summit Hill

Heritage center

The Summit Hill Heritage Center, formerly St. Paul United Church of Christ, is in need of several "wish list" items, including: plastic cutting boards (medium size), dish towels, dish cloths, shovels, brooms, a ladder, a mat for the narthex and a computer, printer and copier.

Anyone interested in donating any of these items is asked to contact Deb Ranck, (717) 787-3672.

Presbyterian church

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Meet Your Friends Night

Pleasant Valley Intermediate School's 5th grade will be hosting a MYFN from 3:45-6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15 in the school's cafeteria.

Pick up children promptly at 6 p.m.

Cultural Diversity Committee

Pleasant Valley School District hosts a monthly meeting of educators, parents, students, and community members to discuss and plan for programs and activities to promote a knowledge and acceptance of diversity.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Bloodmobile results

Miller-Keystone Blood Center's Oct. 7 community visit at the First United Church of Christ drew 65 potential donors, and 61 units of blood were collected.

This visit was sponsored by the Concourse Club.

The following donors reached gallon levels: Delbert Eckhart, 20 gallons; Delphin George and James Shafer, 5 gallons each; Betty Furler, 4 gallons; Richard Bachert and William Hayes, 2 gallons each.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Monroe seniors

Monroe County Seniors will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, and Friday, Oct. 15, at Zion Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville. The topic for the 15th is "Smile-Attitude Counts," presented by Prime Time's Kate Koehler.

Drivers needed

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

LALLC Halloween Spooktacular

A Halloween Spooktacular will be held for children 12 and under who attend Lehighton Area School District, from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Lehighton Youth Center. There will be awards for costumes, games, candy and treats. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free, but everyone is asked to bring a pair of used eyeglasses. can of food, or pet item. The event is being sponsored by Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club. Registration is required by e-mailing

Card shower

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


The Panther Valley JROTC will hold election of officers at its meeting on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. at the high school.

Nesquehoning Tax Office

The tax office of Nesquehoning tax collector Pat Vito will be closed for vacation from Oct. 17-24.

St. John's Church

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met last week with 76 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session.

Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "Let Me Serve." Reports were offered by secretary Eleanor Schmerfeld, treasurer Dolores Walck and Vice President Doris Brobst. President Machamer provided updates on upcoming trips to Shady Maple, area dinner theaters and several shows. She also provided several readings.