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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Nesquehoning

Community food bank

The Nesquehoning Food Bank will be held May 20 at the Meed's Methodist Church from 1-3:30 p.m.

Free dinner

The free dinner in Nesquehoning at the Meed's Methodist Church will be held on Wednesday, May 26, from 5-7 p.m.

Spaghetti and meatballs will be served

Food collection

On Saturday, the Nesquehoning Post Office collected food for the community food pantry.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Walk Around the Block

At 2 p.m., Sunday, May 23, the public is invited to join a "Walk Around the Block with Betsy," of the Palmerton Area Historical Society.

It will feature the history and architecture of the buildings around the Borough Park, including the businesses in the 300 block of Delaware Avenue.

Large photos of the buildings as they once were will be featured.

The walk will leave from the Palmerton Area Heritage Center, 410 Delaware Ave., at 2 p.m.

Rain date is May 30 at 2 p.m. There is no charge for this tour.

Library board

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

District Nine

District Nine of the Pennsylvania Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs held its Spring meeting at Zion's Social Hall in the Lewistown Valley. The Tamaqua BPW hosted the event. Jean Towle, a member of the Tamaqua Club, is District Nine director. Featured speaker was Marion Waelchli, BPW/PA president-elect, who also conducted the installation of officers for the 2010-2011 club year.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Members of the LAOH will hold their meeting on Sunday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at McGinley Hall.

Bereavement group speaker announced

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Reunion Picnic

In celebration of 100 years of Boy Scouting in America, Boy Scout Troop 58 of Slatington will hold a reunion for all present and former Scouts, leaders and their families on Saturday, June 5, at 1 p.m. at the Emerald Grove.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact Ed Bechtel at (610) 767-2198, or bec1218@ptd.net.

Slatington Crime Watch

The next meeting of the Slatington Crime Watch will be held at 7 p.m. May 20 in the Slatington Borough Hall board room.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lehighton AMVETS

Lehighton AMVETS, Elwood Miller Post 106, will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at the Lehighton V.F.W. Election of officers will be held at the meeting.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

All Night Party Committee

The final business meeting for the Panther Valley Class of 2010 All Night Party will be held on Wednesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. in the high school library.

Parents will be voting on food, entertainment, prizes.

All suggestions are welcomed and all are encouraged to attend.

VFW auxiliary

The ladies auxiliary to VFW Post 8008 will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m.

President Cathy Sommers will preside. Plans for installation and Memorial Day weekend event will be discussed and plans finalized.

Ladies Aid Society

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Armed Forces Day

Saturday, May 15, is Armed Forces Day. Please remember those who are serving.

Rotary speaker

The West End Rotary will welcome Donald Gower of The Gower Funeral Home as speaker at its May 13 breakfast meeting. He will speak about "Current Trends in the Funeral Industry."

Field Day

Weather cooperating, the students at Chestnuthill School will be having their annual Field Day on Thursday, May 13. Should it rain, the event is slated for Friday, May 14.

School board

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Business women

The Tamaqua Business and Professional Women's Club held its May meeting at La Dolce Casa in Tamaqua. Special guest Sgt. 1st Class Paul Shutter of the Hometown unit of the Pennsylvania National Guard provided a brief history of the guard, the many changes made over the years and current guard operations. Sgt. Shutter also spoke of the guard's enlistment requirements and the varied duties performed by its members, including assisting in national and international disasters.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ascension Thursday will be celebrated this week in St. Jerome's Catholic Church, Tamaqua. Masses will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Thursday at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.