Writers' group

The Black Diamond Writers' Network will meet Feb. 20, from 10 a.m.- noon, at the Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St. Guest speaker will be Tisha Kulak-Tolar, freelance online writer and author of "GenX." Her topics will include ways to make a living as an online writer and how to use non-fiction writing as a springboard to fiction success.

The public is welcome to attend.

The BDWN is a nonprofit organization offering writing education and networking opportunities. The group meets the third Saturday of every month.

For more information concerning the group or its activities and workshops, call Kathy at (570) 645-3059.

Snow rules

With the possibility of winter weather lurking every week, Tamaqua residents are reminded of borough rules concerning sidewalks.

Property owners are required to maintain a clear path, at least three feet wide, on sidewalks. Snow and/or ice 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.

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

Calvary Methodist

Lay Leader Terry Gerber will direct the 10:25 a.m. service this Sunday in Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church in the Lewistown Valley. The message will be provided by the Rev. Walter Hill. Souper Bowl Sunday will be celebrated. Members of the congregation will donate canned goods which will be shared with those in need.

Also on Sunday, a time of evening praise and Bible study will begin at 6:30 p.m. This will be followed by a Super Bowl party.

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

For more information, visit the Web site at www.calvaryeum.yolasite.com.

Cheer boosters

The Tamaqua Cheerleader Boosters will meet on Monday, at 7 p.m., in the Tamaqua Senior High School cafeteria. Topics for discussion will include the upcoming banquet and fund raiser.

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