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Palmerton - Lehighton

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Summer Reading Program

A Summer Reading Program at the Palmerton Area Library: Dream Big Read! will be held Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. from June 14 through July 26 for Preschool Circle Time (ages 3-5) and includes stories, music and more.

Summer Reading Club (grades K-6) includes stories, games, crafts and more, and will be held Fridays at 10:30 a.m. from June 15 through July 27.

The Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will be at the library on Friday, June 15, with lots of nighttime animals.

There is no Summer Reading in the first week of July.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Mahoning will hold its Worship Service on Sunday at 9 a.m.

The Sunday School will be going to Knoebel's on Sunday, June 10 after worship service. Bring a covered dish. Sunday School will provide hot dogs and drinks.

The 4-H Sewing Club will meet at the church on Tuesday, June 11, from 9 a.m. until noon.

The council meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Miller-Keystone Blood Center

The Miller-Keystone Blood Center will run its bimonthly community blood drive on Tuesday, June 12, at the First United Church of Christ, next to Palmerton Borough Hall. Registration hours are 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This visit is sponsored by William and Marilyn Kissner.

Previous donors can expect an email and/or phone call reminder, asking them to make an appointment. Those with appointments are given priority at registration; however, walk-ins are always welcome.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Vacation Bible School planned

Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., Lehighton, will host a community Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m., June 17-21 (Sunday through Thursday).

The theme is "Operation Overboard: Dare to go Deep with God."

It is free and open to children in the community 3 years old through grade six. Registration is necessary.

Call the church office at (610) 377-4303 with your child's name and age by June 10.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, June 2. 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.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Beltzville Lions to meet

Beltzville Lions will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 29 at Ss. Peter and Paul School Hall. Members should note the change of date.

LALLC to meet

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 7 at the Carbon Career and Technical Institute in Jim Thorpe.

Lions are encouraged to invite a guest or family member to attend the dinner.

Reservations can be made by contacting Linda Benner at (610) 377-3685.

Installation of officers will occur.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Community meal

A free community supper will be held from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 345 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton. All are welcome to enjoy a free meal and fellowship.

Help wanted

Can you spare one hour a week for a worthy cause? The Meals on Wheels program in Palmerton is always in need of more drivers.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

LALLC to meet

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31 at the Gothard Realty office, Interchange Road in Lehighton.

Board members who are unable to attend are asked to notify President Lisa Whitehead before the meeting.

Anyone interested in learning more about Lionism or anyone who would like to attend a meeting should contact membership chairman Sandra Whiteman at (610) 377-1506 or email the club at la_llc@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Summer program at St. Peter and Paul

St. Peter and Paul School is offering a summer program for children ages 5 to 12 that will provide 12 weeks of full day summer care. The program will be open between 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to help parents with scheduling needs. There are full-time and part-time options available.

There will be a variety of "theme" weeks to help children have fun while learning.

Friday, May 11, 2012

LAHS class of '87

The Lehighton Class of 1987 is in need of addresses for the following classmates: Francis Schneider, Wanda Ahner, Ryan Bloom, Michael Frey, Joanne Green, Edward Schleicher, Robert Dougherty, Mark Youngkin, Jesse Steigerwalt, Robert Hassler, Michael Kuehner, Lisa Eckhart, Todd Meehan, Robert Kunkle, Robert Marasiak, Robert Ramsey, Pamela L. Kuntz, Lis Mowery Jerdon, Denise Wisler, Lori Williams, Brad Snyder, Robert Stranger, Jerome Tredinnick and Todd Fisher.

Any help is greatly appreciated.Contact Kelly Wentz Hook at (570) 657-5623 as soon as possible.