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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Slatington Crime Watch

The next meeting of the Slatington Crime Watch will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 15, at Slatington Borough Hall.

At that time, the group will discuss current happenings in the borough, as well as the Community Yard Sale, scheduled for Sept. 25, and other upcoming events.

Check out the Facebook page for the latest updates.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Summit Hill

Volunteers needed

Members of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill, will be having a stand at the Summit Hill Fire Company's dedication program on Saturday, July 24. Volunteers are needed to set up at noon and to help at the stand during the festivities. Also needed are donations of hot dogs, rolls, soda, water and Rice Krispie squares.

Anyone who can help or donate is asked to contact Bob Breiner, (570) 645-5778, or Donna Maynard, 645-2953.

Water authority

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Board of Health

The July meeting of the Tamaqua Board of Health was held at the municipal building with Randolph Gormley, Earl Boettger, Shirley Becker and Health Enforcement Officer James Barron in attendance.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Nesquehoning

Methodist church

The monthly food pantry at the Meed's Methodist Church will be held on Thursday, July 15 from 1-3:30 p.m.

The free community dinner will be held on Wednesday, July 28 from 5-7 p.m.

Senior Boxes will be available on Friday, July 30. Seniors are welcome to sign up now.

Coaldale

Alumni meeting

There will be a meeting of Coaldale alumni at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at the usual meeting place on Ruddle Street.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

SWNC

The South Ward Neighborhood Committee will meet this Thursday, at 7 p.m., in the Lisa Jane Scheller Student Center at the LCCC Morgan Campus. The center is located in the former South Ward Fire Company building on Van Gelder Street.

A representative from M and T Bank will provide a short informational session on reverse mortgages. There will also be time for a question and answer period.

The public is welcome to attend.

East End playground

The Cressona Band will perform at the East End Playground this Wednesday, at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Welcome pastor

St. Peter's UMC in Saylorsburg has welcomed Tresita Beach as pastor of the congregation. She previously served as pastor at Valley Forge and Evansburg and also held other positions within the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

She and her husband have spent the last decade in Vermont near her children, but have now returned to eastern Pennsylvania.

Mt. Eaton VBS

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Coaldale alumni

There will be a meeting of Coaldale alumni at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at the usual meeting place on Ruddle Street.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Free movie

The public is welcome to attend a free showing of the movie "The Secret," this Sunday, at 10 a.m., at the Angela Triplex Theatre, Coaldale. The presentation is part of an educational initiative spear headed by Mike and Deb Danchak, owners of the theater, and the All Faiths Tabernacle of Jim Thorpe.

The movie was released in March of 2006 and is based on the best selling book authored by Rhonda Byrne. Byrne was recognized by "Time " and "Forbes" magazines in 2007.

For more information, call Kathy at (570) 645-3059 or the theater at (570) 645-6204.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Slatington Public Library

Geraldine Schafer and her students have created an undersea world in the front window of the Slatington Public Library, complete with mermaids and sand castles.

The Wonderful World of Wildlife summer program will begin on Wednesday, June 30, at 10 a.m., and will run for seven weeks during the summer. Children ages 3 to grade 5 are welcome. There is no fee. The program is sponsored by the Lehigh Gap Nature Center. All are welcome.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

West End Missions is providing free meals to local needy families. It is a local non-profit organization created to help needy families in the area by providing them with food. Due to economic hardships, many families in the area find themselves without adequate resources for food. West End Missions is working to alleviate this problem. Beginning in July, West End Missions will be starting a nutritional program to serve a free dinner twice a week at the Salem United Church of Christ located on Gilbert Road, in Gilbert (behind the Turkey Hill at Route 209 and Gilbert Road).