Snow rules

With the arrival of Winter weather, Tamaqua residents are reminded of borough rules concerning sidewalks and snow removal from the streets.

Property owners are required to maintain a clear path, at least three feet wide, on sidewalks. Snow must be removed from these pathways within 24 hours of the end of a snowstorm. Snow, ice and other materials may not be thrown into the streets. Fines may be imposed on anyone caught throwing snow or ice into the street or who fails to maintain a snow free pathway.

In addition, individuals who plow snow from in front of homes and businesses must REMOVE any piles of snow they create. Anyone piling snow in the street/parking areas could be cited. Residents are also to refrain from piling snow near fire hydrants or on top of storm drains.

Periodically throughout the Winter season, borough work crews will perform snow removal operations on various streets. Streets selected for snow removal will be posted at least 24 hours in advance. Work will usually begin at 4 a.m., but the starting time will depend on work schedules and weather conditions.

Once a street has been posted, residents must move their vehicles until the snow removal operation is done on that street. Violators may have their vehicles ticketed or towed at the owner's expense.

Further information is available by calling (570) 668-3444 or (570) 668-0300.

Flu clinic

A free H1N1 flu clinic will be held from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Dec. 17, at the Tamaqua Family Practice, 34 S. Railroad St. Vaccine will be available for those over the age of six months.

No phone calls please. Just arrive at the center on that date, between the listed hours.

Calvary Methodist

The Rev. Brian Reading will officiate at the 10:25 a.m. service this Sunday in Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church in the Lewistown Valley. The service will include a presentation of the Sunday School's annual Christmas program. This will be followed by the annual Christmas party.

An evening prayer and share service is held Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Girls soccer

The Tamaqua Girls' Soccer Boosters will meet Dec. 16, at 6:30 p.m., at the American Hose Fire Company. The meeting will include an election of officers.

All adults interested in supporting the team are welcome to attend.