Sunday, April 20, 2014

Jim Thorpe

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Penn Forest Township Municipal Building, located at 2010 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe, will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 for Labor Day, however, the Transfer Station will be open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The municipal building will also be closed on Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 5-7 for staff training. The building inspector's office hours will be Tuesday, Sept. 4, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the zoning officer's office hours will be Tuesday, Sept. 4, from 1-4 p.m.

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Jim Thorpe High School football team will have a scrimmage at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the home field. The team will also have home field advantage for another scrimmage on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m.


The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Memorial Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 1-6 p.m. Donors should be at least 17 years of age.

Book signing

Local Christian author and baker Jessica Miller-Epps will be at Dimmick Friends House for a book signing.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Reunion committee meeting scheduled

The Jim Thorpe High School alumni reunion committee will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the administration building of the school district on Center Avenue.

The meeting will take place in the second floor conference room.

All phases of the reunion will be confirmed at the meeting.

Dimmick Friends House book signing

"Finding God in the Kitchen" is the new book by author and baker Jessica Miller-Epps.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

There was a great turnout for the August Touchdown Club meeting. Organizers are grateful for the parents who showed up and provided input on the spiritwear design and other fundraising ideas and also volunteered their time for upcoming events.

Important dates to remember: Aug. 17 team and individual photos will be taken between practices at approximately 11:15 a.m. Photo packets and information will be sent home with your child next week.

Aug. 18 Scrimmage at home, 10 a.m.

Aug. 23 Scrimmage at home, 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

There are new office hours for the Penn Forest Township building inspector and zoning officer.

The zoning officer will be in the office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

The building inspector will be in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-11 a.m.

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Shepherd House Food Pantry at Ebenezer E.C. Church will be open on Saturday, July 14 from 9-11 a.m. Recipients must reside within the Jim Thorpe Area School District. The pantry is located at 441 Center Ave. in Jim Thorpe.

Please call (570) 325-2855 for more information or questions.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Class reunions

Jim Thorpe Area High School Class of 1972 will hold a meeting on Thursday, July 12, at the home of Mary McElmoyle at 7 p.m.

Classmates with questions may contact Bob Gigliotti, (570) 645-5783 or Ed Lewis, (570) 325-4405.

The reunion for the classes of 1955-1965, Jim Thorpe High School will be held on Sept. 29. Reservations must be made by Aug. 1. The reunion will be held at Whispering Pines, Route 903, Penn Forest Fire Company.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Amanda Freeby will be the director of this year's Vacation Bible School. The theme will be Amazing Desert Journey. It will be held from July 23-July 27, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 6th and North Streets. Local churches should have received registration forms, however you may call Ms Freeby, at (570) 401-3729. She is also looking for volunteers to help, and high school students may use this as part of the graduation project.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Borough news

The annual water reports for the Jim Thorpe Borough have been mailed to the residents. If you did not receive one and would like one, please call the borough office, at (570) 325-3025.

The borough council has announced that there is a position on the Civil Service Commission and any resident of the borough interested should send a letter of interest to the borough office. They are also looking for part-time police officers. Applications can be picked up at the borough office and the deadline for both is July 14.Volunteers

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to help with the American Red Cross Bloodmobiles, when they come to Jim Thorpe. If you are interested please call Judy Smith, (570) 325-3843.

Bereavement workshop

A six-week bereavement workshop will be held from June 20 through July 25, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 189 Church Road, Penn Forest Township.