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Monday, July 19, 2010

Bloodmobile

An American Red Cross Bloodmobile is scheduled for this week in Tamaqua, just as the nation is faced with a critical shortage in the blood supply. The demand for lifesaving blood products doesn't decrease in the hot summer months, although the number of donors can decrease due to scheduled vacations, etc.

The bloodmobile will be in the Tamaqua Salvation Army gym, from 1 to 6 p.m. this Wednesday. This visit is being sponsored by Marion Fetterman of Professional Massage Therapy.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Elementary orientation

Changes were made in elementary school assignments for the 2010-2011 school year by Tamaqua Area School District officials in recent weeks. In an effort to make the transition as smooth as possible for students affected by the change, the district will conduct orientation sessions at each of its three elementary schools. The orientation sessions are for students and parents new to the district, as well as those who have been given new building assignments.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Lansford

Vacation Bible School

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford, has announced the dates of its upcoming Vacation Bible School. It will take place on the mornings of July 26-28. The theme will be "Rain Forest."

The school is open to children 4-10 from any of the Catholic parishes of the area.

Borough meetings

Lansford Borough officials have announced the council's upcoming meetings that are scheduled as follows (all of the sessions will be held in the Lansford Community Center, unless otherwise noted):

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Band rehearsals

The Tamaqua Raider Band will begin preparing for the 2010 Summer Band Camp with two rehearsal sessions. Summer band rehearsals will be held July 20 and July 27, from 9-11 a.m., in the band room.

New and old band members rehearsal will be held Aug. 3. New members, drum majors, officers and captains will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. that day, followed by a pizza party. From 6-8 p.m., all musicians will meet to prepare the music and marching techniques for the upcoming season.

Band Camp will begin Aug. 9 at 8 a.m.

Sorority news

Thursday, July 15, 2010

West End Fair stand

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church is creating the work schedule for this year's West End Fair stand, and is in need of volunteers.

You must be at least 13 years old to work in the stand. If you are able to sign up for more than one shift, that would be great. The schedule is posted on the community bulletin board. Volunteers will receive a free fair entry ticket for the day they are scheduled to work, plus a free meal. There are three shifts daily from Aug. 22 through Aug. 28 with at least five to six volunteers needed per shift.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Nesquehoning

Crime watch

The next Crime Watch meeting in Nesquehoning will take place on Wednesday, July 21 at 7 p.m., in the council chambers. All are invited to participate.

Lansford

Democratic Club sets meeting

The Lansford Democratic Club meets on Wednesday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at the Lansford AMVETS. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Summit Hill

Methodist Charge

The schedule for the Coaldale/Summit Hill United Methodist Charge for Sunday, July 18, is as follows:

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ebenezer E.C. Church invites the public to attend its Sunday Celebration in the Park. There will be an uplifting service with special guests David and Karen Brickley. A free cookout will follow the service. Join them on Sunday, July 25 at 10 a.m. at Sam Miller Field on North Ave. in Jim Thorpe. Rain location will be at the church at 441 Center Ave. For more information call (570) 325-2855.

Donations needed

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Anniversary surprise

Congratulations to Lois and Eugene Strohl, who celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on June 9. They surprised everyone at their annual 4th of July picnic with a simple and casual ceremony in renewing their wedding vows held outdoors on their covered bridge.

Their son, Kevin Strohl and his wife, Carol also renewed their vows. They will be celebrating their 20th anniversary on Sept. 8. The Strohls were attended by their other children, Wade and Jason Fisher and grandchildren Emily Fisher and Amber and Zach Strohl.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Covered dish supper

The Big Creek Grange and their members, and the 4-H members and their families, are invited to a covered dish supper at the Big Creek Grange, Monday July 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Those attending should bring a covered dish.

The grange is providing hot dogs.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Lansford Democratic Club meets on Wednesday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at the Lansford AMVETS. Anyone is welcome to attend.