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Friday, May 21, 2010

Summit Hill

SHHS contest

The Summit Hill Historical Society is running a contest in the museum window, 12 E. Ludlow St. Residents are basked to name as many of the people pictured in the photograph currently on display there.

Entry forms are located in the mail box outside the museum. The contest will run through the Memorial Day weekend, May 31, and the winner will be announced on June 1.

Food distribution

The Summit Hill Food Pantry distributes food to those in need usually on the fourth Tuesday of the month between 10 a.m. and noon.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Walk Around the Block with Betsy

On Sunday, May 23, Betsy Burnhauser will conduct a "Walk around the Block," to point out, describe, and give the history of the various buildings that now or formerly encircled the Borough Park, including those on Delaware Avenue.

Attendance is free, and is in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Palmerton Area Historical Society.

Participants should gather at the Heritage Center, 410 Delaware Avenue, before 2 p.m.

The rain date is May 30.

For more information, call Betsy at (610) 767-2711.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

High Street closed

High Street will be closed to traffic beginning Monday, May 24 at 7 a.m. This is due to the reconstruction of the wall between 123 and 127 High St. Work will be done weather permitting and expected to be finished in August. If you have any questions, please call the borough office.

Bereavement Speaker

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Principal's Advisory Committee

This month's Pleasant Valley Intermediate School's PAC meeting will be held Monday, May 24 at 1:15 p.m.

Any parent of a PVI student interested in becoming a PAC member for the 2009- 2010 school year, please call the PVI office at (570) 402-1000 ext. 3003. Your interest and involvement would be greatly appreciated.

PV Elementary PTO News

The next PTO meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in the faculty lounge. Baby-sitting is available upon request.

School band concert

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Lansford

Vacation Bible School

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford, has announced the dates of its upcoming Vacation Bible School. It will take place on the mornings of July 26-28.

Registrations will be accepted on June 12-13 and 19-20 after all of the weekend Masses in the parish office.

The theme will be "Rain Forest."

The school is open to children 4-10 from any of the Catholic parishes of the area.

To visit parish

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Compost workshop

The Penn State Master Gardeners of Schuylkill County will conduct a composting workshop on June 16, from 6-8 p.m., at Sweet Arrow Lake Clubhouse. All Schuylkill County residents are eligible to attend. Pre-composting bins will be available for those who pre-register before June 9. Seating is limited.

The workshop offers tips on turning old leaves and yard trimmings into rich, dark compost.

The clubhouse is located in Pine Grove. For more information, or to register, call (570) 622-4225.

GED graduates

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Board of health

The Tamaqua Board of Health held its May meeting with Randolph Gormley, Earl Boettger, James Gormley and Shirley Becker in attendance.

Health Enforcement Officer James Barron submitted his monthly report, including making a general inspection at Confetti's and six spot check inspections.

He also received and adjusted five complaints; two concerning rubbish/trash, two complaints about dog dirt, and one infestation.

There were no cases of reportable diseases for the month.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pennsylvania Dutch Culture

Pennsylvania Dutch Culture will be the topic of a lecture by Paul Kunkel, a local linguist and expert on Pennsylvania Dutch dialect and customs.

The talk will be held on Tuesday, June 1, at the Walnutport Canal Association's Pavilion, 420 Lehigh St., Walnutport, beginning at 7 p.m.

Kunkel will present an overview of the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect, traditions, myths and superstitions.

The highlight of the evening will be Kunkel sharing common Pennsylvania Dutch idioms, expressions and jokes.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Summit Hill

Historical society

The Summit Hill Historical Society will meet tonight at 7 o'clock at the museum on East Ludlow Street. Lee Mantz, president, will be in charge of the session.

The agenda will include discussions on a computer and peripherals; the Memorial Day weekend, including the society's float for the parade; and various fundraisers.

Lions to meet

The Summit Hill Lions Club will meet on Tuesday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Parkview Inn.

This will be the club's last regular meeting before summer.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Dinner will honor new priest

The Carbon/Schuylkill Serra Club will hold a dinner to honor Brian Miller, the newly ordained priest for the Allentown Diocese. The reception and dinner is sponsored by the Serra Club of the Allentown Diocese and will be held at the at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 23, at the Lehigh Valley Holiday Inn Conference Center, Route 100, Fogelsville.

For further information, call St. Jerome's Rectory, Tamaqua, at (570) 668-2301.

Golden Agers