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Published November 02. 2011 05:02PM

Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, Nov. 5.

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.

Persons missed, or those wishing to dispose of papers throughout the month may take them to the garage across from the church on Fireline Road, which is always open.

In case of bad weather, the drive will be held the following Saturday.

Historical society

The Monday, Nov. 14 meeting of the Palmerton Area Historical Society will feature Dale Freudenberger as its speaker.

He will discuss the status of Palmerton's application to be a National Historic District.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Palmerton Area Library's Gallery, with a short business session, followed by Freudenberger's talk.

The public is invited without cost or obligation.

Heritage Center

The Feature Room at the Heritage Center, 410 Delaware Ave., will be changing for the holiday season from the antique quilt display to a model railroad display.

The center is open each week from Wednesday through Saturday (except holidays) at various hours. Phone (610) 824-6954 for a recording listing the hours each day.

Community supper

From 5-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8, a free community meal will be served at St. John's United Church of Christ, 891 Columbia Ave.e, Palmerton. Enjoy a free meal and fellowship.

Knitting Club

From 6-8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, the Knitting Club will meet at the Palmerton Area Library.

The club is free for area residents interested in knitting, crocheting, and other crafts.

The club meets the first and third Monday of each month.


The Lutheran World Relief Quilters will meet from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton. They will be knotting quilts, and help is always needed.

If you would like to join the group, or can help in any way by sewing at home, contact Diane at (610) 826-7977 for more information.

St. John Neumann Dinner Club

St. John Neumann Regional School is now offering a Dinner Club.

Students in grades 3-8 participate weekly in making low-calorie, healthy meals for their families.

Not only does this help the children academically, but physically and socially as well.

Once a week, children shop, cook, and feed their families a healthy and affordable meal.

All the recipes are less than 500 calories per serving, and it encourages smart eating habits that kids need in today's society.

The children gather after school every Monday and volunteer moms help with knife skills, oven safety and proper measuring techniques.

There has been an outstanding turnout.

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