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Palmerton - Lehighton

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. March 8 at the Carbon Career and Technical Institute, Jim Thorpe. Members are asked to note the change in the meeting date.

Roxanne Downs, director at the Blue Mountain Health System Adult Day Care Center, will be the guest speaker.

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.

Members are also asked to note that the April meeting date has been changed from April 5 to April 12.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Drug and Alcohol Task Force

The Lehighton Drug and Alcohol Task Force, Crime Watch Division, is hosting a neighborhood watch program from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Lehighton Area High School auditorium. The presentation will feature informative speakers and will enlist volunteers.

For more information, call (610) 377-1926.

LALLC plans meetings

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club Board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at Gothard Realty Office, Interchange Road, Lehighton.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Faith Alive Church

Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 22, Faith Alive Church, 678 Pine St., Bowmanstown, is offering a seven-week children's group, which will include Bible lessons, crafts, activities, and snacks. The group will run from 7-8 p.m. There is no cost. It will meet for six weeks on Wednesdays and one Thursday. Interested parents should contact the church at (610) 852-2805.

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, will hold Ash Wednesday service at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Teen Challenge Choir to sing

Teen Challenge Choir will present a program of gospel music and testimony at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, March 11, at Bethany E.C. Church, North Street, Lehighton.

The choir is composed of young men from all over the United States. Every member comes from a background of drugs, alcohol, and/or crime. Each member with his own story from murder to heroin addiction testifies to the miracle working power of God's love.

The choir represents over 200 students residing at Teen Challenge Training Center in Rehrersburg.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Blood drive results

The Miller-Keystone Blood Center's community blood drive on Monday, Feb. 13 at the First United Church of Christ was considerably more successful than the previous drive in December. Although the goal of having 75 potential donors registered was not quite reached, with 72 people signing in, 68 units were collected. This visit was sponsored by the Aquashicola Fire Company.

Manuel Muniz reached the 4-gallon level. There were three first-time donors.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Free Community Dinner available

All Saints Episcopal Church, Second and Coal streets, Lehighton will offer a free community dinner from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16. Everyone is invited.

Kids Party Club planned

Peter's E.C. Church, 177 Main Road, Lehighton, (Franklin Township) is hosting a Kid's Party Club from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 18. Kid's Club Party offers Bible stories in a party atmosphere for children ages 5-12. There will be songs, Bible lessons, games and snacks. For additional information, call Janet at (610) 377-4148 or Marion at (610) 377-5247.

Friday, February 10, 2012

LALLC plans board meeting

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club Board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at 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 chairwoman Sandra Whiteman at (610) 377-1506 or email the club at la_llc@yahoo.com.

Artists of the month

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Cancer support group meets

Blue Mountain Health System Women's Cancer Support Group will meet from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Gnaden Huetten Campus, 211 N. 12th Street, Lehighton, community room.

The group is aimed for women with cancer-related issues to meet in a casual atmosphere to gain personal support. Contact Mary Ann Hazel, (610) 824-6490, for more information.

Beltzville Lions to meet

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Community meal

A free community meal will be held from 5-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, at St. John's United Church of Christ, 891 Columbia Ave., Palmerton. All are welcome.

Food pantry

The Palmerton Food Pantry, located at 2915 Fireline Road, Palmerton, at St. John's Lutheran Church, will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17. For information, call (610) 826-4335.

Historical society

At 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, the Palmerton Area Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting in the Gallery of the Palmerton Area Library.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

LALLC to meet

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Carbon Career and Technical Institute, Jim Thorpe.

Roxanne Down, director of Blue Mountain Health System Adult Day Care Center, will be the guest speaker.

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.