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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, July 3. There will be one sweep of the Palmerton, Aquashicola, and Little Gap areas beginning at 8 a.m.

Papers should be bundled and placed within sight of the collectors. They are collecting papers only, no magazines. The shiny inserts are acceptable. They also need grocery size brown paper bags.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

First Steps

First Steps, a support group for mothers, will have its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 7, at the Primitive Methodist Church, 55 Hunter St., Tamaqua. The meeting will be held in the church social room from 6-8 p.m.

Participants will share a hot meal and a presentation of Anita Renfroe's "Two Thumbs Up."

The sessions are free and open to the public. Child care for all ages will be provided free of charge. New members and volunteers are welcome.

For more information, call Linda Murphy at (570) 668-2972 or the Rev. Rodney Hall at 668-2191.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Slatedale banners news conference

Northern Lehigh Future Focus (NLFF), a Slatington based community visioning group serving the Northern Lehigh area, will hold a news conference and banner unveiling on Tuesday, July 6, beginning at 10 a.m. in the front lawn of the Salem United Methodist Church, 4019 Main Street, Slatedale.

The press conference and unveiling will introduce the new Slatedale banners, which will be hung on light poles throughout the village of Slatedale.

In the event of inclement weather, the press conference/unveiling will be held inside the church.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lansford

Borough meetings

Lansford Borough officials have announced the council's meetings that are scheduled for the month of July.

All of the sessions will be held in the Lansford Community Center, unless otherwise noted.

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, July 1, Grants Committee, 6:30 p.m.

Monday, July 12, Facility Planning Committee, 6:30 p.m. in the borough office.

Wednesday, July 14, Borough Council, 6:30 p.m.

Monday, July 26, Public Safety Committee, 6:30 p.m.

Monday, July 26, Public Works Committee, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summit Hill

St. Gabe's procession

Members of the St. Gabriel's Club, Summit Hill, will revive an old tradition in Summit Hill in conjunction with the St. Joseph Parish Festival that is scheduled for the weekend of July 16-18.

Members will hold a procession in honor of St. Gabriel, for whom the Italian-American Society is named.

The procession will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 18. Members will process with the statue of St. Gabriel through the west end of town, along with the children from the parish's First Communion class.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Albrightsville will hold its first annual clothing give away. The committee will be collecting clean or new clothing on the following dates at the church; July 11, from noon to 4 p.m. and July 12-17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The giveaway dates and times are Wednesday, July 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, July 22, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, July 23, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, July 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you have any questions, call the church office at (570) 722-0964 or Shirley at (570) 325-3523.

Bible school meeting

Tuesday, June 29, 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 (610) 377-1612 24 hours a day for an inspirational message.

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

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Honored grads

Effort UMC recently recognized its graduates from various schools and endeavors. They include: Chris D'Arcy, graduated from Pleasant Valley High School, who has already left for the Army; Samantha Barth, graduated from Columbia International University with a bachelor of science; Chad Edwards, graduated from Archbishop Ryan, who will be attending Temple University in the fall; Josh Ernst, graduated from law school; Katie Griffith, graduated from 12th Century Cyber School; and Lisa (Zipp) Hoffman, from Luzerne Community College with a dental assistant diploma.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Adult day care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center offers participants daily exercise, reality orientation, remotivational and reminiscent therapy, as well as breakfast, lunch and a snack.

Additional activities planned for the month of July include: July 7, craft day; July 8, sing-along with Audrey Christ and bingo games; July 13, craft and bake sale; July 14; worship service; July 21, visit from the foot doctor; July 22, monthly birthday party; July 26, cooking class; July 28, trip to the Pioneer Tunnel.

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Eastern Schuylkill Democrats will meet today, at 7:30 p.m., at the East End Fire Company, East Broad Street, Tamaqua. All interested parties are welcome to attend.