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Community Columns

Monday, September 20, 2010

Community supper

St. Mark's Episcopal Church will host a free community supper on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 4-6 p.m. at the Race Street church. The menu for this month is barbecue chicken.

ELCA meeting

The Hazleton/Lehighton Cluster Women of the ELCA will gather at St. John's Lutheran Church, Sixth and North streets, Jim Thorpe for the Fall Cluster event on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 8:45 a.m. until noon.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Senior box pick up

Senior box pick up is Oct. 1 for the month of October. It is the first Friday in October because the last day of September is a Thursday.

Summit Hill

Water authority

The monthly meeting of the Summit Hill Water Authority will be held at the authority's pump house in White Bear, as opposed to the borough hall. The session is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m.

John Michalik, president, will be in charge of the session.

Lions to meet

Monday, September 20, 2010

"Trick or Treat" night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the Borough of Jim Thorpe. All residents interested in seeing the Trick or Treaters should turn on their front porch lights to let the children know you will be handing out treats.

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Tamaqua Area Middle School will hold Open House tonight beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Christopher Czapla, Principal, asks that parents report to the student's homeroom where they will receive a copy of the student's schedule and bell schedule for the evening.

Parents are encouraged to attend. They will have the opportunity to meet their children's teachers and to obtain information concerning the curriculum and expectations for the students

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sorority news

The Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held its first regular meeting of the season at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Hamburg. Cathy Santee served as host. Prior to the meeting, the group participated in a scavenger hunt at Cabela's.

On Sept. 11, the chapter met at St. Luke's Pavilion, Coaldale, for an end of summer party/cookout with residents of the Geriatric Center at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital.

Patti Confer is coordinating the fundraisers, with proceeds to be used towards sponsoring community events.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will be meeting on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Co.

Bring a bag lunch and your lucky rabbit's foot to play bingo.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Beginning on Sunday, Sept. 19 the worship service at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansford will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Please note this new starting time for the morning service.

All are welcome to attend.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Community clean up

The annual Fall Schuylkill Keep It Pretty Clean Up Campaign will be held this Saturday throughout the county. In Tamaqua, two groups will be sponsoring the clean up campaign, the Tamaqua Beautification Association and the South Ward Neighborhood Committee.

The Beautification Association will meet at the M and T Bank parking lot, Broad and Center streets, at 8:30 a.m. The group will concentrate its efforts in the Broad, Center, Railroad and Mauch Chunk Streets area.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Healing ministry is slated

A bereavement group at St. Francis of Assisi in Nesquehoning is forming for anyone struggling with the grief process in the loss of a loved one, regardless if the loss is recent or happened a long time ago.

The Fall Session Bereavement Group will begin Monday, Oct. 11, and will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. each Monday for a period of six to eight weeks. The group will meet in the St. Francis of Assisi Parish Hall, Mill Street, Nesquehoning.

For registration call the rectory at (570) 669-6321 or Valerie at (570) 668-2386.

Lansford

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Panther Valley Band Boosters

The next meeting of the Panther Valley Band Boosters will be at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17, at the Panther Valley High School band room.

Summit Hill

Methodist Charge

The schedule for the Coaldale/Summit Hill United Methodist Charge for Sunday, Sept. 19, is as follows:

Worship services will be held at 9 a.m. in the Summit Hill United Methodist Church and at 11 a.m. in the Coaldale United Methodist Church. The Rev. Burgess Gordon, pastor, will officiate at both services.