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Friday, June 11, 2010

Lehighton Area Council of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a picnic to be held at the Phifer Ice Dam in Franklin Township at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15.

Meats and refreshments will be provided. If possible, bring a covered dish to share.

A donation will be requested to cover miscellaneous expenses. RSVP the chamber office at (610) 377-2191 by June 14 if you are planning to attend.

This picnic is open to everyone including all Carbon County Chamber members. Spouses, children and friends are invited. Bring a potential CCCC member.

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Jim Thorpe Sports Hall of Fame committee is trying to locate several members of the 1992 Jim Thorpe High School softball team.

If anyone has contact information for Jen Beers, Amy Zovak, Marcia King, Jolene Livengood or Kerri Hartman, they are asked to contact Jack Kmetz at (570) 325-4923.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Board of Health

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

Barron provided his monthly report, noting he made spot check inspections at Burger King, Domino's Pizza, Padora's Six Pack House, Trinity church kitchen, SS. Peter and Paul's kitchen, and Hess Express. He also received and adjusted for complaints: three trash and one home unfit for human habitation.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Band concert

The Cressona Band will perform in concert on June 16, at 7 p.m., at the Tamaqua ABC High Rise. This event is free and open to the public.

The Cressona Band performs show tunes, marches, overtures and music of yesteryear. This performance is being sponsored by Shafer's Pharmacy and Dr. Richard Chwastiak.

The high rise is located at 222 E. Broad St.

Gardening help

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Attends conclave

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Higgins of Nesquehoning and Mrs. Karen Remaley of Lehighton returned home after spending several days attending the 157th Annual Grand Conclave of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Pennsylvania which was held at the Avalon Hotel in Erie.

The conclave opened with a divine service when the Grand Prelate Richard Stinson delivered the sermon entitled "Narrowing the Gap."

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Safe Haven Rescue

Safe Haven Rescue will have a Dog Adoption Day on Sunday, June 20, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Wal-Mart Supercenter, 355 Lincoln Ave., East Stroudsburg. There will be several young lovable dogs available to meet and greet you. Come and find your new best friend.

Safe Haven requires a Pre-Adoption Application and a home visit prior to adopting an animal to make sure the dogs get the best home possible.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met last week with 81 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session.

Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "Pennies From Heaven." Helene Clouser was welcomed back after an extended absence. Secretary Eleanor Schmerfeld provided her weekly report and treasurer Dolores Walck provided a monthly report. Vice President Doris Brobst added Ruth Long to the sick list and announced that Jean Yanick is currently in a nursing home.

Jean Machamer offered a reading.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Heritage Day Program

A July 4 Heritage Day Program will be held in the Baptist Church in Slatington at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3.

If you are interested and can attend, choral rehearsals will be held in the sanctuary of the Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 15; Thursday, June 17; Tuesday, June 22; Thursday, June 24; Tuesday, June 29; and Thursday, July 1 at 7 p.m.

They will warm up in the Baptist Church at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 3.

Please make an effort to support your community program. All singers are welcome.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Graduates honored

St. John's Lutheran Church, South Ave., honored the members of the church that were recent high school and college graduates. The college graduates were, Amber Bennick, Widener University, doctor of physical therapy; Matthew Dunbar, Bloomsburg University, bachelor of science in business administration; and Coral Swartz, Yale University, master's degree in bio statistics. Jim Thorpe Area High School graduates include Hilary Reis, Nicole Murlo, Jennifer Strohl and Brandon Grammes; and at CCTI, Kristy Rodgers, all of whom will be continuing their education.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Summit Hill

Republicans to meet

The Summit Hill Republican Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, June 10, at 7 p.m. in the Summit Hill Borough Hall.

Voter registration forms will be available.

President Stephen Redash will be in charge of the meeting and extends an invitation for all to attend. New members are always welcome.

Membership dues for 2010 will also be accepted at this time.

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OLOA graduation