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Monday, July 13, 2015

Clothing giveaway

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Old Stage Road, Albrightsville, will begin their clothing give away this week. The days and times are as follows: Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you have questions, please call Shirley, 570-325-3523.

Class of 1964

Thursday, July 9, 2015


The Slatington Lions Club will hold a board meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Skeet Club.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Trinity Happenings

Sunday worship at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third Street, 9 a.m., includes reception of new members. There will also be a "send-off" blessing for the group of young people and advisers heading to Detroit for the churchwide youth gathering. The Rev. Nancy Moore presides. Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

Eight teens and four adults are traveling to Detroit to participate in the ELCA Youth Gathering July 15-19 to live out their baptismal calls. The theme is "Rise Up Together."

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Field to fork

Schuylkill County Master Gardeners will offer a free learning experience for county residents to learn more about how vegetables go from the fields to the dinner table.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 22 at Hope Hill Lavender Farm, 2375 Panther Valley Road in Pottsville. Participants will learn about growing vegetables almost anywhere as well as growing varieties of lavender. bring your questions and the experts will provide answers.

There will also be samples of fresh, locally grown produce.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Zion VBS

Zion Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville is holding a two-day event for Vacation Bible School Friday and Saturday. Each day begins at 9:30 a.m.

The outreach project for this time is school kits for Nepal.

There will be a wrap-up VBS program at the 10:30 worship service on Sunday.

The church can be reached at 570-992-6988 for more information.

Fill the can

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Miller-Keystone Blood Drive

Miller-Keystone Blood Center will conduct a community blood drive on Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the air-conditioned Fellowship Hall of First United Church of Christ, 457 Delaware Ave., Palmerton. This drive is sponsored by "Honey" and the late Dr. Howard Cyr, and Mary and Thomas Naab.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Movies in the park

The East End Playground Association continues its popular free movie presentations this summer. Next up in the series will be the film "Big Hero 6," which will be shown this Thursday.

The movie will begin at dusk, which is approximately 8:30 p.m. Rain date will be Friday, same time.

The park is located on Mountain Avenue in the East End section of Tamaqua. Movie lovers of all ages are welcome. There is no admission fee and the concession stand will be open.

Summer concerts

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


Golden Agers

The June 22 meeting of the Panther Valley Golden Agers opened with "Prayer for My Dad" by Norma Lee Burke.

Ruth Ann Feane led the singing with summer selections. President Irene Hudasky conducted the meeting and also announced upcoming trips.

The next meeting will be Monday at St. John's Slovak Lutheran Church Social Hall Beginning at 1 p.m. Shirley Pavlick will inform the group about upcoming events. Bingo is scheduled to be played.


Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Friday, July 3, 2015


Lions Club meeting

Nesquehoning Lions Club is meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Lengyel's in Nesquehoning. All are welcome.

For further information or membership application, call 570-669-9919.

Summer band news

New Panther Valley High School Band members going to seventh and eighth grades in the fall are invited to the next summer marching band rehearsal on Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. in the high school band room. Another rehearsal will be July 21 from 7 to 8 p.m. as well.

Band camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 6-18 at the high school.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met June 23 at the Ryan Township Fire Company in Barnesville, with 50 members in attendance. The business session was conducted by President Eleanor Schmerfeld.

The invocation "Each day You Live" was given by chaplain Kathleen Valentine.

Birthday greetings were offered to Joan Brown, Penny Schlorf, Melody Weicker and Bill Morrison. Readings were given by Shirley Becker and Ruthann Feane.