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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Nesquehoning

Conservation Club

The Nesquehoning Conservation Club is going to try something new this month. The meeting will be an outdoor meeting at the First Hollow Reservoir on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 4 p.m., weather permitting. The gate will be open and you can walk in or drive. In case of rain it will be held at the regularly scheduled time which is the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at MapleShade Meadows.

Summit Hill

Fall cleanup plans

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Polk Elementary PTO

Polk Elementary School's PTO will be meeting for the first time in the 2010-2011 school year at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23 in the school library. Come out meet the PTO officers and give them your ideas.

PV Elementary PTO

Pleasant Valley Elementary School's PTO meeting will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23. Join them and give your input.

PVI Meet Your Friends Night

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The monthly meeting of the Lehighton Memorial Post 256, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at the Post Home, South Street. All members are encourged to attend.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Looking good

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., Sept. 27 at the Carbon/Tamaqua Unit Office, 33 W. Ridge St., Lansford.

During the session, trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Look Good, Feel Better is offered in a group setting, providing participants with cancer education, information and support.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

St. Mark's Episcopal Church will host a free community supper on Sunday, Sept. 26, from 4-6 p.m. at the Race Street church. The menu for this month is barbecue chicken.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Golden Agers

At the Sept. 13 meeting of the Panther Valley Golden Agers, Joanne Large read a prayer remembering the 9-11 victims.

Alex Shereba displayed his two trophies that were presented to him for being the oldest member and perfect attendance for 22 years at a recent car sow.

New member May McKeever from Tamaqua was introduced and welcomed.

The next birthday celebration will be held in December for birthday celebrants in September, October, November, and December.

At the Oct. 11 meeting, a special guest will display her decorating talent.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Slatington Crime Watch

The Slatington Crime Watch will hold its community yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine.

The Crime Watch will be having a food stand and is in need of individually wrapped baked goods that won't melt, for it to sell. Items can be dropped off at the lot any time after 8 a.m. on Saturday.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Members of the Jim Thorpe Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8067, will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at the American Legion.

Community supper

St. Mark's Episcopal Church will host a free community supper on Sunday, Sept. 26, from 4-6 p.m. at the Race Street church. The menu for this month is barbecue chicken.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

St. John's

At 7 p.m. each Wednesday St. John's Lutheran Church, 1 E. Abbott St., Lansford, holds an informal worship: a spiritual, peaceful evening service with Holy Communion. All are welcome to this relaxed, brief evening prayer. For those who wish to come early, a simple supper is served at 6 p.m., followed by a brief adult and children's Bible study at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the Rev. Marjorie Keiter, (570) 645-0356.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

TEPTO

The Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization met Sept. 13, in the school library, with 54 parents in attendance. Room parents were assigned for each class. Names were included in student folders for parent information.

Anyone interested in supporting the students is welcome to become a member. The organization will be accepting memberships through Dec. 31. Tara McCarroll-Stauffenberg is in charge of the membership drive.

Fundraising packets have been distributed to all classes and are due back by Sept. 22.