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Community Columns

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Golden Agers

The next meeting of the Panther Valley Golden Agers will be held on Oct. 11 at 1 p.m. The guest will be Geraldine Schaefer. Chorus practice begins at 11 a.m.

The guest speaker at the last meeting was Jean Zimmerman, a representative from RSVP. She spoke of all the available resources the agency provides.

Any member wishing to attend the Christmas Party on Nov. 28 should register and make payment at any meeting prior to the deadline of Nov. 8.

PV Senior Center

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


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

Tire collection

Tire collection in the borough will take place on Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon. It will take place at Memorial Park. All tires must be off the rims. If you have questions contact the borough office.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Knee Hi

Panther Valley Knee Hi Association will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sports Zoo in Lansford.


First Congregational Church

The church's schedule for the week of Oct. 3 is as follows:

Sunday, Oct. 3 9 a.m. Morning Worship and the Lord's Supper; 10 a.m. Sunday School.

Monday, Oct. 4 7 p.m. Board meeting.

Tuesday, Oct. 5 7 p.m. Women's Class

Wednesday, Oct. 6 Services at St. Luke's-Miner's, 11 a.m., and at MapleShade, 1:30 p.m.; 6:30 p.m. choir rehearsal; and 7 p.m. Bible Study.


Friday, October 1, 2010

The Jim Thorpe Halloween Parade will be held on Sunday, Oct. 31. Everyone in the community is invited to march in the parade. Groups and organizations are welcome to build a float or march in uniforms. Call Kathy Schwartz at (570) 325-2911 or e-mail to sign-up or volunteer to help.


Members of the LAOH will meet on Sunday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. at McGinley Hall.

Switchback Scamper

Friday, October 1, 2010

Blessing of animals

There will be a Blessing of the Animals at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 at Grace Lutheran Church, 115 S. Fourth St., Lehighton.

Those bringing pets must make sure the pets are either caged or leashed and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Lehighton Area Democrats meet Oct. 6

The Lehighton Area Democrats will meet at Johnnie's Pizza at 100 N. 1st St. in downtown Lehighton next to the Democratic Election Center.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6.

The Club is under the new leadership of President Gary Parker.

Friday, October 1, 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. on Saturday (haunted after dusk) and to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Food and refreshments will also be available.

Rain dates will be Oct. 30-31.

Recovery help

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Jim Thorpe Area Democratic Association will hold its pre-election meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. in the small conference room of the Inn at Jim Thorpe.

All District 3 (Jim Thorpe, Penn Forest and Kidder South) committee persons are encouraged to attend this important meeting.

Area chair and Jim Thorpe club president Edith Lukasevich will preside at the session.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Summit Hill

Boy Scout troop

Boy Scout Troop 743, Summit Hill, is seeking new members. The troop meeting room is located in the Summit Hill Heritage Center in a room designed, remodeled and maintained by the troop.

The scouts meet each Sunday night at 6-8 o'clock at the center, which is the former St. Paul UCC Church, Hazard and Chestnut streets.

All boys ages 11-18, or in the fifth grade or higher, are invited to register.

For more information, call Anne, 645-5142, or go to

Fall cleanup plans

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pleasant Valley Intermediate news

PVI will have a sixth grade "Meet Your Friends" night on Friday, Oct. 1, from 3:45 until 6 p.m. Please be there to pick your child up promptly.

Blood Drive

Getz Personal Care Home will be sponsoring a blood drive on Sunday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Getz is located on Rt. 534 in Kunkletown.

Make an appointment to donate blood by calling the Red Cross at 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Birthday wishes

Happy Birthday to Jessica Herman on Oct. 5.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Writers' group

The Black Diamond Writers' Network will meet Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. until noon, at the Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St. Guest speaker will be Kelly Ann Butterbaugh, whose topic will be "copywriting."

The public is welcome to attend. The group also holds mini critiques during their meetings. Local authors are welcome to bring a page of their unpublished work for review.

The BDWN is a nonprofit organization offering writing education and networking opportunities.

The group meets the third Saturday of every month.