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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sorority news

Members of the Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held its Secret Sister birthday celebration and Mexican Fiesta at the home of Patti Confer.

Members discussed a clothing driving, which will be held June 1, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the rear of Schick's Cafe. Items to be collected includewearable/usable clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, linens and stuff animals. All donations should be placed in tied garbage bags.

Following the meeting, members held an installation of officers for 2010-2011.

Monday, May 24, 2010


An American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be held in Tamaqua on May 26. The social hall of St. John United Church of Christ, Pine and Biddle streets, will serve as the collection site. Hours will be from 1 to 6 p.m.

Anyone 17 or older, who weighs at least 110 pounds and is in general good health is eligible to donate blood.

This visit is being sponsored by Bittner's General Store, Tamaqua.

Class of 1970

Monday, May 24, 2010

Bible school

The Ecumenical Vacation Bible School will be held this year in St. John's Lutheran Church, South Ave., July 12-16. Registration forms have been distributed to the local churches for the program which is open to children from 2 years to those that have finished sixth grade.

The theme this year is "Baobab Blast," God's Great Get Together.

There is a need for volunteer teachers and helpers in various positions. Those interested may contact Kathy Heller, (570) 325-2282.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Guest speaker

Lee Zink, Mauch Trust Company Wealth Management Division manager, will be the guest speaker this evening at St. Joseph's Bereavement group. The group meets in the Brogan room, located behind the church rectory at 7 p.m. He will be speaking on financial planning following the loss of a spouse. If you are suffering from the loss of a spouse you are invited to attend and listen to Mr. Zink

High Street closed

Monday, May 24, 2010

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will meet on Thursday, May 27 at 11 a.m. at the Kunkletown Vol. Fire Co. they will be celebrating Memorial Day. Bring a bag lunch and a dessert for a Chinese auction.

Memorial Day service

There will be a Memorial Day service at the Eldred Township municipal building at 11 a.m.

Birthday wishes

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Baer Memorial Swimming Pool will officially begin their 2010 season with free admission from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 29.

Lehighton Area Pool Pals will be dedicating a new pavilion and grill at 3 p.m. The pavilion will officially be called Blue Ridge Pressure Casting Pavilion recognizing the very generous donations received by Blue Ridge Pressure Castings towards not only the pavilion but also to the refurbishing of the pool. The grill was donated in memory of Wilbur (Cap) Bauschpies, former mayor of Lehighton by members of his family.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Northern Lehigh School District will accept applications to fill a vacant seat on the school board until 3 p.m. June 4.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Palmerton Area Historical Society invites everyone to Walk Around the Block With Betsy, at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23. The walk will highlight the history and architecture of the buildings around the perimeter of the town park, including the businesses in the 300 block of Delaware Avenue.

To add interest and enjoyment, large photographs of the buildings as they once were will be featured. The tour with Betsy Burnhauser will leave from the Palmerton Area Heritage Center, 410 Delaware Avenue, Palmerton. A raindate is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 30.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

A meeting of Lehighton Borough Council will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Lehighton Municipal Building.

Council president Grant Hunsicker will be in charge of the meeting.

Friday, May 21, 2010

ESRC basketball

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission will again conduct a Summer Basketball League for adults 18 and older. Competition is scheduled to begin June 7 with games to be held at the East End and North/Middle Ward Plalygrounds.

The league has limited the number of tyeams to 14. Returning teams will be given first consideration. Teams may be composed of between 8 and 12 members

For more information, or to register, contact ESRC Executive Director Jason Boris at 668-2919 or send an email to