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Monday, September 27, 2010

Our Lady of the Angels CYO

Our Lady of the Angels Academy CYO organization is seeking volunteers to help with coaching or volunteering their time to help promote the organization.

If interested in helping, contact the following CYO members e-mail: Tim Hoben,; Chris Henritzy,; or Lisa Stefanick,

PV Women's Club

Friday, September 24, 2010

Franklin Township garbage collection date changed

Franklin Township will change the date of garbage collection due to the Columbus holiday. Garbage normally scheduled for pickup on Monday, Oct. 11, will be collected on Tuesday, Oct. 12.

Trick or treat night set

Trick or treat night in Franklin Township will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27.

Special police approval

Franklin Township supervisors approved the request of the Franklin Township Special Police to provide assistance during the Lehighton Halloween parade on Oct. 23.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Class of 1978

The Tamaqua Area High School Class of 1978 will hold a Birthday Bash on Sept. 25 in celebration of its 50th anniversary reunion. The party will be held at the West Penn Rod and Gun Club, beginning at 1 p.m.

Festivities will include a pig roast, two live bands, food and refreshments, and a D.J.

All class members are welcome to attend. For more information, call (570) 645-2898.

St. John's Lutheran

Friday, September 24, 2010

All-Night Party

The Panther Valley High School Class of 2011 parents will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the high school to discuss plans for the All-Night Party.

Summit Hill

OLOF Sodality

The Our Lady of Fatima Sodality of the former St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Summit Hill, will hold its annual Mass and breakfast celebration on Sunday, Oct. 17.

The women will attend Mass together at 9 a.m. that day in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill, followed by the breakfast in the church hall.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Band festival

The Tamaqua Area "Raider" Band and Band Boosters will host the 14th Annual Land of the Running Water Band Festival on Oct. 9 in the Tamaqua Sports Stadium. This year's event will feature 13 visiting bands to be judged by a panel of current and former music educators. Trophies will be awarded.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


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.