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Palmerton - Lehighton

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, Sept. 1. 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 brown grocery-size paper bags.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

PAHS offer wine and cheese tasting

Palmerton Area Historical Society will hold a Wine and Cheese Tasting from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Palmerton Area Library, Knight's Gallery.

There will also be crackers, fruit, punch and special bread.

Peter Kern will be signing the society's new Post Card History of Palmerton.

For more information, call the Heritage Center at (610) 824-6954.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

School opens Monday

Palmerton Area School District announces that schools will reopen for students on Monday, Aug. 27. Elementary students (K-6) begin at 8:30 a.m. and dismiss at 3 p.m.

Morning kindergarten dismisses at 11:15 a.m. and afternoon kindergarten sessions begin at 12:15 p.m. Junior high school (7-8) and high school (9-12) begin at 7:30 a.m. and dismiss at 2:25 p.m.

On Monday, Aug. 27, Junior High School students shall report to the Junior High School gymnasium.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

LAHS posts homeroom lists

The first day of school for Lehighton Area High School students will be Monday, Aug. 27. Students should report to school by 7:30 a.m. Upon arrival to school, grade 9 and 10 student should report to the gym and grade 11 and 12 should report to the auditorium.

Homeroom lists will be posted at outside entrances to the high school on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 23 and will also be posted in the foyer area on the first day of school.

LAHS commencement DVDs available

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Miller Blood Drive

Miller-Keystone Blood Center will be conducting its bimonthly community blood drive on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at First United Church of Christ, next to Palmerton Borough Hall, from 12:30-5:30 p.m. This visit is sponsored by the Palmerton Concourse Club.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Trinity happenings

Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., Lehighton, will hold a Service of the Word worship at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. 3rd St., Lehighton at the 9 a.m. Sunday service. The program will include a report from the recent ELCA Youth Gathering. Eleven teens and six adult chaperones were among 33,000 "Citizens with the Saints" for a five-day experience in New Orleans in late July. Coffee House fellowship follows. All are welcome.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Park concert

At 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 12, the Hazleton Band will perform a concert in the Palmerton Borough Park Band Shell. Bring your own lawn chair.

In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Borough Hall, 443 Delaware Ave. Next week, Aug. 19, the Palmerton Band will close out the summer concert series.

Library board

At 4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15, the Palmerton Area Library board of directors will hold a meeting at the library. The meeting is open to the public. Call the library at (610) 826-3424 for more information.

Community meal

Friday, August 3, 2012

Palmerton Lions to meet

Palmerton Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at the Palmerton High Rise, community room, Delaware Avenue, Palmerton. Plans are under way for the club's participation in the Carbon County Fair.

Anyone from the Palmerton area needing financial assistance with eyeglasses can contact committee chairman Jim Sheckler at (610) 826-4533.

Any individual interested in learning more about Lionism or attending a club meeting may contact membership chairman Nick Hawkey at (610) 826-6465 or by email at

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Free concert

At 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, a concert will be held at Living Hope Lighthouse Church, 705 3rd St., Palmerton. REZ Music Industry Ministry will present an evening of music. For information, call (484) 629-0510.

Knitting Club

From 6-8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 6, the Knitting Club will meet at the Palmerton Area Library. The club is for all area residents interested in knitting, crocheting, and other crafts. The club meets in the library the first and third Monday of each month. Call the library at (610) 826-3424 for more information.

Historical society

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Lehighton Area Lioness Lions will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the home of Pat Whitehead 463 Indian Hill Road (across from Walker's tree farm). Lions are reminded to bring a covered dish and invite a guess or family member to attend. Reservations can be made by contacting Linda Benner at (610)377-3685.