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Community Columns

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met last week with 76 members in attendance. Two new members were welcomed to the group, Shirley Driesbach and Rose Kasch. The business session was conducted by secretary Eleanor Schmerfeld, who also offered her weekly report later in the meeting. Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "Little Things."

It was reported that Rose Fritz is a patient in the St. Luke's Miners Memorial Geriatric Center and the 2010 membership reached the 150 mark.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Parryville Borough Council is interested in hearing your opinion on the current shared police service agreement with Weissport. The council is considering a proposal in which the borough would begin paying for this service. Council is interested in feedback from the residents on the proposal. The council meeting will be held on April 30 at 7 p.m. at the Parryville Fire Company to share your thoughts.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tamaqua Area High School Principal RuthAnn Gardiner has announced a Freshman Orientation will be held for students and parents of incoming freshman for the 2010-11 school year.

The orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, May 19 at 7 p.m. in the Tamaqua Area School District Auditorium.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lions Club

The Palmerton Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, May 3, at the Palmerton Community Center, 217 Franklin Ave., Palmerton.

Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, May 1. There will be one sweep of the Palmerton, Aquashicola, and Little Gap areas beginning at 8 a.m.

Papers should be bundled and placed within sight of the collectors. They are collecting papers only, no magazines. The shiny inserts are acceptable. They also need grocery size brown paper bags.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

PV Knee Hi

Thenext regular monthly meeting of the Panther Valley Knee Hi will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11, at The Sports Zoo in Lansford.

Anyone interested in coaching is urged to attend.

Coaldale

Community yard sale

The Coaldale Borough will holds its community yard sale on Saturday, May 15 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Every borough resident is invited to participate free of charge.

Residents should put items for sale in their yards by 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, and provide their own tables if necessary.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Slatington Public Library

In recognition of National Library Week, the month of April will be a month of amnesty for all patrons with overdue books from the Slatington Public Library. No overdue fees will be charged.

If you have a library book that is overdue, please return it, no questions asked. The book drop is always open.

The last Wonderful World of Wildlife for the school year will be held Saturday, May 15, at 10 a.m. for ages 4 to Grade 5. The summer program will begin on Wednesday, June 30 at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A meeting of the 75th. Anniversary Committee of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Nesquehoning, will be held Thursday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the church hall.

St. John's will be celebrating its 75th Diamond Anniversary on Sept. 19.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 29 at 6 p.m. at the Tamaqua Community Center.

The ESRC meeting is open to the public.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A thousand children

Paper people on the walls of Effort United Methodist Church related the success of this past weekend's 30-Hour Famine, as a fund-raiser for World Vision.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Meeting

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at the Mahoning Valley Country Club.

Anyone interested in more information about the club may contact Linda Benner at (610) 377 3685.