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Palmerton - Lehighton

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Effective immediately, Palmerton Borough has announced that due to new construction at the wastewater treatment plant at South Third Street, the site will no longer be open for people to drop off chipping materials.

Instead, they are asked to bundle their chipping materials in 4-foot lengths or put it in their garbage cans for the waste hauler to take.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

VFW

At 7 p.m., Monday, April 11, Palmerton Memorial VFW Post 7134 will hold its monthly meeting at the Palmerton VFW, 2020 Forest Inn Rd., Palmerton. Current active VFW members, veterans and active duty personnel from all service branches are invited to attend. New members are especially welcome.

Community meal

From 5-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, a free community meal will be held at St. John's United Church of Christ, 891 Columbia Ave., Palmerton. All are welcome to enjoy a free meal and fellowship.

Lenten services

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Over 60 Club of Palmerton will meet at noon April 19 at the Palmerton Borough Hall, 401 Delaware Avenue.

The program will be Lehigh Gap Nature Center, presented by Dan Kunkle.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Palmerton Area School Board will hold a committee workshop this afternoon at 5:30 p.m. A special meeting of the board of directors is then scheduled for 6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, April 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 collectors. They are collecting papers only, no magazines. They also need brown grocery size paper bags. The shiny inserts are acceptable.

Friday, March 25, 2011

4-H meeting held

Mahoning Valley 4-H Community Club held an organizational meeting on March 21. The following officers were elected: Riley Schaeffer, president; Elyse Kistler, vice president; Jackie Malloy, secretary; Brianna Keiser, treasurer; Nolan Wentz, reporter; Erin McGinley, historian; and Katie Aaron and Jack Schaeffer, social committee.

New members are welcome to attend the next meeting at 7 p.m. April 4 at St. John's Church, 826 Mahoning Drive West, Lehighton. At this meeting members will sign up for projects.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Weissport Recreation Committee will host the Weissport Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16 in the borough park. Children and grandchildren of Weissport residents ages 0 to 12 are welcome. Prizes will be awarded to winners.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Artists of the month

February Elementary Artists of the Month were recently announced.

At Franklin Elementary School, students are: fourth grade, Isaiah Everett; third grade, Kaitlyn Solomon; second grade, Molly Mihalko; first grade, Isabella Hoffman; and kindergarten, Edie Cordes.

At East Penn Elementary School, students are: fourth grade, Emily Kleintop; third grade, Colton Bachman; second grade, Alaina Strohl; first grade, Tret Solt; and kindergarten, Logan Gerhart.

Elementary students of the month

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Camera Club

The Palmerton Camera Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 24, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton. The topic for the evening will be taking photos with your cell phone.

Lenten services

Jerusalem UCC, Jerusalem Lutheran Church, St. Matthew's UCC, Salem UCC, and Salem-St. Paul Lutheran will gather together for midweek Lenten Services.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Eyeglass donations accepted

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club is accepting donations of used eyeglasses.

There are containers in several locations and they are checked regularly.

The donation sites and the number donated thus far are as follows: Lehighton Hi-rise, two; Mallard Market, two; Wachovia Bank, 15; Gnaden Huetten Hospital, 15; for a total to 34 pairs.