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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Vacation Bible school

Registration is open for SonQuest Rain Forest this summer at Cornerstone Church where an Amazing Amazon Adventure Awaits your kids.

Children will "travel" to places like Toucan's Tree-mendous Tropical Treehouse and cross the bridge into Parable Falls.

Visit the Jumpin' Jungle filled with many jungle critters including parrots, frogs, leopards, monkeys and even colorful lizards.

Children will learn songs, create crafts, play games and explore the lessons of God's love for them.

The program is for ages 4 to entering grade 6 in the fall.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

PV graduation pictures

The Panther Valley High School graduates who purchased graduation handshake photos from Flexer Photo Studios can pick them up in the high school office between 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Summit Hill

SHCIO to meet

A special meeting of the Summit Hill Community Improvement Organization will be held on Monday, June 28, at 7 p.m. in the borough hall. Members will be discussing a Labor Day fundraiser and the Ludlow Park Project. Borough residents are welcome to join the organization and offer ideas to improve the town.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Park concert

Remember When will be the band performing at this week's Sunday in the Park concert.

The band will begin at 7 p.m., June 27 in the Palmerton Borough Park Bandshell.

In case of rain, the event will be held in the Borough Hall, 443 Delaware Ave. Please bring a lawn chair.

The concert is sponsored by Keystone Nazareth Bank & Trust.

Bible School

Vacation Bible School will be held at First United Church of Christ from 6-8 p.m. July 12-16. This year's theme is Rainforest.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Senior news

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

Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "What Makes A Dad." Secretary Eleanor Schmerfeld provided her weekly report.

The next meeting will be held June 24, at 1 p.m., at the Tamaqua Community Center, located to the rear of Boyer's Food Mart.

Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join.

First Methodist

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wednesday evening worship

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 Bible study at 6:30.

For more information, call the Rev. Marjorie Keiter, (570) 645-0356.

Summit Hill crime watch

The Summit Hill Crime Watch will hold a meeting on Monday, June 28 at 7 p.m. in the Summit Hill Borough Hall.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Cyber Safety Workshop

A Cyber Safety Workshop will be presented by the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office on Thursday, July 8, at First Congregational Church, 123 E. Ruddle St., Coaldale.

Youngsters in kindergarten through fifth grade will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Students in sixth through 12th grades will meet at 6:30 p.m.

Topics will include: Safe Surf, MySpace, Facebook and Cyber Bullying.

The workshop is open to anyone interested in attending.

For more information, call Lori at (570) 645-4480.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dial-a-Devotion

Dial-a-Devotion speakers for June are: Sunday, Martha Cox; Monday, Jenny Keiper; Tuesday, Shirley Radler; Wednesday, Rose Marie Austin; Thursday, Vicky Kocher; and Friday, Jean Mertz.

Call 377-1612 24 hours a day for an inspirational message.

Dial-a-Devotion is ministry LIFE (Lehighton Interfaith Fellowship).

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Farewell

The congregation of Effort United Methodist bade an emotional farewell to Pastor Dave Felker and his wife Ruth this past Sunday.

The new pastor will be in the pulpit Sunday, July 4.

Services for the coming weekend will be at 5 p.m., Saturday, June 26, led by Ken Edwards, and Sunday, at 8:30 and at 11 a.m., led by retired pastor Bob Argot.

Home Safety

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Gardening help

Penn State Master Gardeners hosts a gardening helpline, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Monday and Wednesday through Sept. 29, as well as conducting workshop sessions to help area residents.

Master Gardener help, and information, is available at (570) 622-4225 or by e-mail at schuylkillmg@psu.edu.

Class of 1950

Monday, June 21, 2010

St. Matthew's recognizes graduates