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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.

Lansford

OLOA graduation

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Palmerton Area Library

At 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 16, the Palmerton Area Library will present a Kid's Rock Concert. This free concert will be the official kick-off for the Summer Reading Program, which is offered at the library during June and July.

The concert will feature Ricky and his band Ovmium76 from Allentown. They sing popular kids' songs to a rock beat, which will involve lots of audience participation. Kids of all ages will enjoy this entertaining evening in the upstairs gallery at the library.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mystery Trip

The Palmerton Area Historical Society's June 14, meeting will be the annual "Mystery Trip."

The group will depart from the parking lot across from Hager's Furniture Store promptly at 6 p.m. Transportation is available for anyone needing a ride.

Palmerton Area Library

Two day camps are being offered for children in grades K-5 at the Palmerton Area Library in July. The event was made possible through the Horseheads Resourcce Development grant program.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Pastors' farewell

The church body and friends of the church of Effort United Methodist will bid adieu to its pastors, the Rev. Deb Hoffman and the Rev. Dave Felker, on Saturday June 12 and Sunday, June 20, respectively.

Rev. Deb will be honored at a sandwich supper, following the worship service on Saturday, June 12. The church is providing soup but participants are asked to bring a plate of sandwiches.

The celebration for Rev. Dave will be held following a single service, at 10 a.m., on June 20. It is a covered dish event.