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Monday, August 9, 2010

Members of the Phoenix Fire Company will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. at the company headquarters.

Girl Scout leaders meeting slated

Are you interested in volunteering your time to become a Girl Scout leader? A meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 12, at 6:30 p.m. at Meed's UMC, Nesquehoning. Troops involved locally are Daisy, Brownies, Juniors, Cadets and Seniors. If you wish more information prior to the meeting call Kelly Swope at 1-800-692-7816 or visit www.gshpa.org.


Friday, August 6, 2010

LAHS yearbook pickups

Lehighton Area High School yearbooks have arrived. Books can be picked up in the high school office from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New student orientation

An orientation program for all students entering Lehighton Area High School for the first time will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, in the high school auditorium.

Friday, August 6, 2010


The Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization will get a bit of a head start on the new school year, meeting on Aug. 9. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., in the school library. Parents/grandparents with students in grades kindergarten through five in either Tamaqua or Rush Elementary Schools are welcome to attend.

The main topic for discussion will be school year activities sponsored by the parent-teacher organizations at both schools.

Classes for the 2010-2011 school year will begin Aug. 30, with the exception of kindergarten classes.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Summit Hill

Methodist Charge

The schedule for the Coaldale/Summit Hill United Methodist Charge for Sunday, Aug. 8, is as follows:

Worship services will be held at 9 a.m. in the Summit Hill United Methodist Church and at 11 a.m. in the Coaldale United Methodist Church. The Rev. Burgess Gordon, pastor, will officiate at both services.

The adult Sunday school will be held at 10 a.m. in the Coaldale church.

Presbyterian church

Thursday, August 5, 2010

St. Peter EC plans VBS

St. Peter's Evangelical Church, 177 Main St., Weissport, will host Vacation Bible School next week. Sessions will be held from 6-8 p.m. beginning Monday, Aug. 9 and concluding on Aug. 13. The theme is "Kingdom of the Son."

Classes include a story time, snacks and crafts. There will be songs to learn. Each evening will include a segment of the Lord's prayer. Preregister by calling Janet Freeby at (610) 377-4148 or children of all ages can register on the first evening at 5:45 p.m. All ages are welcome.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church

On Friday, Aug. 20, SSP will be making the last of the filling at Polk Township Firehouse at 7 a.m.

If you are unable to help prepare filling or cabbage, there are items you could donate, like vinegar in the gallon size, five or 10 pounds of sugar, five or 10 pounds of flour, or jars of molasses. Any questions, ask Linda Hinton.

Food offering

A food offering is held every first Sunday to help feed the hungry in the West End.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

SAL programs

The Tamaqua Salvation Army has a number of programs and activities scheduled over the next few weeks.

A free "Back to School" Camp, for children 6 to 12, will be held Aug. 9-13, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Continuing programs include: Coffee Cafe, Mondays,10 a.m. to noon; Needlebug Sewing and Quilting Club, Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon; Older and Bolder, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon.

Fall computer classes for beginners will begin Aug. 23.

AARP Driver's Training classes will be held Sept. 23 and Sept. 24, from 2-4 p.m.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Slatington Lions Club

The Slatington Lions Club will hold a board meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Skeet Club.

Lion birthday wishes go out to Rodney Werley (Aug. 4) and Walter Niedermeyer (Aug. 5).

The Lions Club is always looking for new members, and memberships are available.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Palmerton Area Historical Society will hold its annual picnic on Monday, Aug. 9, at the farm of a society member, Bert Holczman, Andreas. The raindate is Tuesday, Aug. 10. This event is available to society members and guests only. Arrival time is anytime after 4 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish, casserole or dessert. If you haven't already done so, sign up by calling (610) 377-3769 by Monday, Aug. 2.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


An American Red Cross Bloodmobile held in Tamaqua on July 21 collected 68 units of the "gift of life." The event was held in the gymnasium of the Tamaqua Salvation Army Center.