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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

LALLC Halloween Spooktacular

A Halloween Spooktacular will be held for children 12 and under who attend Lehighton Area School District, from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Lehighton Youth Center. There will be awards for costumes, games, candy and treats. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free, but everyone is asked to bring a pair of used eyeglasses. can of food, or pet item. The event is being sponsored by Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club. Registration is required by e-mailing

Card shower

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


The Panther Valley JROTC will hold election of officers at its meeting on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. at the high school.

Nesquehoning Tax Office

The tax office of Nesquehoning tax collector Pat Vito will be closed for vacation from Oct. 17-24.

St. John's Church

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met last week with 76 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session.

Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "Let Me Serve." Reports were offered by secretary Eleanor Schmerfeld, treasurer Dolores Walck and Vice President Doris Brobst. President Machamer provided updates on upcoming trips to Shady Maple, area dinner theaters and several shows. She also provided several readings.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fire Company meeting

Members of the Phoenix Fire Company will meet this evening, Tuesday, at 7 p.m. at the company headquarters. Nomination of officers for next year will take place during the meeting.

Tire collection

Tire collection in the borough will take place on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon. at Memorial Park. All tires must be off the rims. If you have any questions, call the borough office, at (570) 325-2781.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Halloween parade

If you would like to participate in the Eldred Township Halloween Parade, Sunday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. you are asked to preregister by Sunday, Oct. 17. This is open to the public and free of charge. You are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the PVEN food bank in place of a registration fee.

There are prizes for costumes: Most original; cutest; ugliest, best pair; best group; best float.

More complete information and registration forms are available at the Eldred Township municipal building.

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

Friday, October 8, 2010

Owl Creek Halloween

The Owl Creek Reservoir Commission has set the dates for its annual Fall Foliage/Halloween Festival. This year's event will be held Oct. 23-24, beginning at noon each day.

In addition to hayrides around the reservoir, activities will include a hay maze, pumpkin painting, scarecrow and pumpkin photos, face painting, marshmallow roasting and more. The hayrides will run until 11 p.m. that Saturday (haunted after dusk) and to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Food and refreshments will also be available.

Rain dates will be Oct. 30 and Oct. 31.

Recovery help

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fire company meeting

Members of the Phoenix Fire Company will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. at the company headquarters. Nomination of officers will take place at this meeting.


The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be stationed at Memorial Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 1-6 p.m. Donors should be 17 years of age and older.

Tire collection

Friday, October 8, 2010

All Night Party

The parents of the Panther Valley Class of 2011 will meet at the high school at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13 to discuss plans for the All Night Party.


Borough meetings

Lansford Borough Council has two meetings scheduled for next week.

The council's Facility Planning Committee wuill meet on Monday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the borough office, 26 E. Patterson St..

Friday, October 8, 2010


Halloween party

The children's Halloween party will be on held on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Nesquehoning Recreation Center. Children must be 10 years old or younger and must be a resident of Nesquehoning. A sign up sheet is at the recreation center (during Wednesday bingo 5 p.m.-10 p.m.). Deadline is Oct. 22.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Summit Hill

Heritage center

The Summit Hill Heritage Center, formerly St. Paul United Church of Christ, is in need of several "wish list" items.

They include plastic cutting boards (medium size), dish towels, dish cloths, shovels, brooms, a ladder, a mat for the narthex and a computer, printer and copier.

Anyone interested in donating any of these items is asked to contact Deb Ranck, 717-787-3672.

Church council

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill, will hold a church council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. in the church.