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Palmerton - Lehighton

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Relay for Life

At 7 p.m. Monday, May 9, the Relay for Life of Palmerton and Surrounding Communities 2011 will hold a meeting at Palmerton Area High School. For information, contact Connie Smith at (610) 577-5087, or visit the website online at www.relayforlife.org/palmerton.

Community meal

From 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, a free community meal will be held at St. John's United Church of Christ, 891 Columbia Ave., Palmerton.

The public is welcome to enjoy a free meal and fellowship.

VFW meeting

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, May 7. 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; the shiny inserts are acceptable. They also need grocery size brown paper bags.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Auxiliary membership drive

The Palmerton Hospital Auxiliary is currently holding a membership drive. Those interested in becoming a member, may join them for tea on Tuesday, May 3, at 2 p.m. in the third floor conference room of the hospital.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lehighton Area Council meets

The Lehighton Area Council of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce will host its bimonthly meeting on Tuesday, May 10, at Platz's Restaurant, 101 Harrity Road, Lehighton. Mixer begins at 5:30 p.m. with the meal at 6 p.m. RSVP by May 6.

Joe Paretta, a Jim Thorpe resident, who has written a book entitled "Master The Card: Say Good Bye to Credit Card Debt," will speak about simple ways to change your credit card debt, change your thinking about credit card debt and help you get out from under it.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Mahoning Lions Egg hunt will be held tonight due to the rainy weather over the weekend. It will take place at 6 p.m. at the Mahoning Valley Ambulance on Mill Road. It is open to children 10 and under.

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Borough Secretary will hold special office hours on Saturday, April 30th from 10 am until noon for property owners to pay their garbage bills.

Payments received after 5/1 are subject to a 10 percent penalty. Residents are also encouraged to set up a payment plan during this time if they can not make a payment in full.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Kid's Party Club

The Kid's Party Club will be held at People's E.C. Church, 206 Wagner St., Lehighton, on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. until noon. Children attending will be told a Bible story, sing songs, play games, do a craft and have a snack.

All children ages 5-12 are welcome to attend this free event.

For more information call Janet at (610) 377-4148 or Marion at (610) 377-5247.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fish dinner

A Free Fish Dinner will be served at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 826 Mahoning Drive W., Lehighton, on Friday, April 22, from 4-6 p.m.

The church is located next to Sensinger's Greenhouses.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Community supper

A free community supper will be held from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, April 28, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 365 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton. Enjoy a free meal and fellowship.

Holy Trinity Lutheran

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502, Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, will hold Maundy Thursday worship services at 7:30 p.m. April 21.

Good Friday worship will be at 7:30 p.m., April 22. On Easter Sunday, April 24, sunrise services will be at 5:50 a.m. at the Village at Palmerton. Easter worship service at the church will be at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Borough offices closed

The Lehighton Borough Offices will be closed on Friday, April 22 in observance of the Good Friday holiday.

The office will reopen on Monday, April 25 at 8:30 a.m.

The Lehighton Borough Administrative and Utility Offices will be closed from 10 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, April 27.

Residents are encouraged to use the drop box for bill payments during this time.