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Friday, December 3, 2010


First Congregational Church

Morning Worship will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, followed by Sunday School for all ages.

The church board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6.

Confirmation class will begin meeting every Sunday at 12:30 p.m. beginning Dec. 5

Friday, December 3, 2010

First gift

New Life Assembly of God Church will again sponsor a "First Gift" campaign to provide local children with a brighter holiday during difficult economic times. Organizers are currently accepting donations from area merchants, businesses and generous citizens.

The program will be held Dec. 10 at the church. Each child will receive gift bags filled with toys, candy and other donated items. There will also be cookies and hot chocolate available.

For more information, or to donate, call (570) 668-4059 or 778-3867.

Tax exemptions

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Borough council

The Lansford Borough Council has scheduled its monthly committee/council meetings for December as follows:

Tonight - Grants Committee, 6:30.

Friday, Dec. 3 - budget workshop (borough office, 26 E. Patterson St.), 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 8 - council meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 13 - Facility Planning Committee (borough office), 6:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 27 - Public Safety Committee, 6:30 p.m.; and Public Works Committee, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 28 - Municipal Administration Committee (borough office), 6 p.m.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church

The congregational meeting for the 2011 budget is Sunday, Dec. 5 after the 10:30 a.m. service. Please plan to attend this important meeting. (If weather is bad they will meet Dec. 12.) Copies of the budget are in the lobby. Please review it before the meeting.

Toys for Tots

Pleasant Valley Elementary School is once again participating in the Toys for Tots Program. All toys collected will be picked up by the Marines and distributed to needy families throughout Monroe County.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Writers' workshop

The Black Diamond Writers' Network and the Pennsylvania Women's Press Association will combine forces to sponsor a workshop on visioning and setting goals. The workshop will be held Dec. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Tamaqua Public Library. Guest speaker will be Cathy Colangelo, a life enhancement and career coach based in Weatherly.

The public is welcome to attend.

For more information, call Kathy at (570) 645-3059.

SAL holidays

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Summit Hill

Lions Club

Members of the Summit Hill Lions Club will be participating in the tree decorating event at The Summit Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lehighton.

The event will take place tomorrow. For more information, contact club president, Dr. Kenneth Vermillion.

The club's annual Christmas party will be held on Sunday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m. at Macaluso's at The Lantern, Nesquehoning.

Scripture sharing

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Adult day care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center has a variety of activities planned for December, including a visit from St. Jerome's kindergarten students on Dec. 21.

Other activities planned for the month include: Dec. 6, bingo; Dec. 8, craft day; Dec. 13, Christmas music with Andrew Roblin; Dec. 15, Salvation Army visit; Dec. 17, cooking class; Dec. 20, sing-a-long with Audrey Christ; Dec. 21, flannel shirt day; Dec. 22, foot doctor visit; Dec. 27, visit with Skye the Therapy Dog; Dec. 28, monthly birthday party; Dec. 30, New Year's party.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Slatington Lions Club will hold a meeting at the Moose at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7. The speaker will be Nick Hawkey, who will discuss "Toys for Tots" and "Dream Come True."

Slatington Crime Watch Open House

The Slatington Crime Watch will hold a Christmas Open House from 7-8 p.m. Dec. 16 in the Slatington Borough Hall Board Room instead of its monthly meeting.

Light refreshments will be served.

Senior CitizenProgram canceled

Due to the renovations at Slatington Elementary, the Senior Citizen Program at the school has been canceled this year.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Carbon Model Railroad Society will hold its open house at 529 Ore St., Bowmanstown, on Thursday, Dec. 2, 9, and 16 from 7-8 p.m., as well as on Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 4 and 5, and Jan. 2, 8, and 9 from 1-5 p.m. Additionally, the building is open Dec. 26 from 1-8 p.m. The main HO scale display is in various stages of completion and is an excellent learning tool. The clubs portable HO and N displays will also be in operation. Admission is free. For more information, call Garry at (610) 826-6636.

Santa coming

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

St. John's Lutheran

Each Wednesday at 7 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, 1 E. Abbott St., Lansford, holds an informal worship: a spiritual, peaceful evening service with Holy Communion. All are welcome to this relaxed, brief evening prayer.

For those who wish to come early, a simple supper is served at 6 p.m., followed by a brief adult and children's Bible study at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the Rev. Marjorie Keiter, (570) 645-0356.


Woman's club