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Palmerton - Lehighton

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Artist of the month

Mrs. Scholl, art teacher at East Penn and Franklin elementary schools awards an "Artist of the Month" for each grade.

Franklin Artists of the Month for November are: kindergarten, Robert Ohl; first grade, Ian Werner; second grade, Jonathan Macsay; third grade, Karissa Hough; fourth grade, Isabelle Meckes.

East Penn Artists of the Month for November are: kindergarten, Craig Frantz; first grade, Collin Wentz; second grade, Nicole Serbel; third grade, Samantha Miller and fourth grade, Gabriela Szozda.

Elementary students of the month

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Carbon Model Railroad Society will hold its open house at 529 Ore St., Bowmanstown, on Thursday, Dec. 2, 9, and 16 from 7-8 p.m., as well as on Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 4 and 5, and Jan. 2, 8, and 9 from 1-5 p.m. Additionally, the building is open Dec. 26 from 1-8 p.m. The main HO scale display is in various stages of completion and is an excellent learning tool. The clubs portable HO and N displays will also be in operation. Admission is free. For more information, call Garry at (610) 826-6636.

Santa coming

Friday, November 26, 2010

Palmerton Area Historical Society

The Palmerton Area Historical Society will present its annual ecumenical Christmas service in the Little White Church at Third and Columbia Avenue, Palmerton, starting at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5.

All are invited to attend this opportunity for getting the holiday season off to a good start.

Traditional carols will be sung accompanied by Carol Thomas on the old pump organ. Pastor Jody Neifert will deliver the message. Society members, Peter Kern and John Aulenbach, will present readings in keeping with the season.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thanksgiving service

Dinkey Lutheran and St. Matthew's Lutheran churches will host a joint Thanksgiving service on Wednesday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Franklin Township.

All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Palmerton Area School District announces that schools will have early dismissal on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 22, 23 and 24. Secondary students in grades seven to 12 will dismiss at 11 a.m.; elementary students in grades kindergarten to sixth will dismiss at 11:45 a.m. All morning and afternoon kindergarten students will attend the morning sessions and will follow the elementary dismissal schedule at 11:45 a.m. Kindergarten students should be in class at 8:30 a.m. these three days.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thanksgiving dinners

A free community Thanksgiving dinner will be held from noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 25, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 365 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

A community dinner will also be held at Faith Alive United Methodist Church from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, 678 Pine St., Bowmanstown. Transportation and homebound delivery is available for county residents by prior arrangement. Call (610) 377-1471, (610) 852-2716, (610) 377-4127, (610) 767-4157, (570) 386-5586, or (484) 464-1190 for information. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

Palmerton Library

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

AMVETS

Lehighton AMVETS, Elwood Miller Post 106, will hold its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at the Lehighton V.F.W.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Palmerton Area School District will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25; Friday, Nov. 26; and Monday, Nov. 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Victoria Shupp, an active member of Salem United Methodist Church, 4145 Forest Inn Road, Palmerton, was anxious to organize a women's daytime Bible study.

Vicki consulted Betty Anthony and Janet Lerow and they, too, were interested in a Bible study. The three ladies went to Hackman's Bible Book Store and selected "Women of the Bible," a study of 31 women in the Bible, by Frances Vander Velde.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Women of the ELCA

The Women of the ELCA of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lehighton, will be celebrating their 125th year as a women's missionary society. Thy started as the Fred J. McCready Missionary Society in 1885.

The names have changed over the years to Mission Society, Lutheran Church Women, and the present, Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Although the name has changed the purpose has remained the same: to grow in faith, to engage in ministry and action, and to promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society and the world.