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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Slatington Lions Club

The Slatington Lions Club will hold a board meeting at the Skeet Club at 7 p.m. Aug. 12.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Eldred supervisors

The Eldred Township supervisors will meet at 7:30 tonight.

Monroe Seniors

The Monroe County Seniors meeting at Zion Lutheran in Brodheadsville will gather again on Friday and next Wednesday, beginning at 9 a.m. The lunch menu for those two day is pork with pineapple sauce and lemon pepper chicken, respectively.

Adult immunizations will be available on Aug. 12.

Breakfast served

McMichaels UMC will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday. There is no set cost; it is by donation.

Thrift store open

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Community meal

A free community meal will be held at St. John's United Church of Christ, 891 Columbia Ave., Palmerton from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The menu will be baked pork chops, roasted vegetables, potatoes au gratin, and apple desserts.

All are invited to join together in food and fellowship. Last month they were able to donate $153 to the local food pantry.

Fun in the Sun event

A Fun in the Sun Vendor and Craft Event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Palmerton Memorial Park, 1255 Third St., Palmerton.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

High school


Tamaqua Senior High School Principal Stephen Toth has announced the date for orientation for incoming freshmen and new students.

Orientation will be held Monday, beginning at 6 p.m., in the school district auditorium. The presentation will take approximately 40 minutes and will be available on the district's website as of Tuesday for anyone unable to be there in person.

The website is

Student schedules will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Saturday in the high school office.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015


VFW Auxiliary

The annual picnic of the VFW Auxiliary to Nesquehoning Memorial VFW Post 8008 will be held on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. President Cheri Santore will host the picnic at her home on West Diaz Avenue.

All those members planning to attend should contact Maureen at 669-9578 so proper planning can be made. If you are planning to attend, bring a side dish.

Nesquehoning Woman's Club

Friday, July 31, 2015

Elementary news

The elementary schools in the Tamaqua Area School District will be conducting "Back to School Nights" in August.

West Penn Elementary's night will be Aug. 19. From 6-8 p.m., parents will be given the opportunity to meet teachers and become familiar with the school and curriculum. Two sessions will be available for each grade: kindergarten, 6 and 7 p.m.; first grade, 6:15 and 7:15 p.m.; second grade, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.; third grade, 6 and 7 p.m.; fourth grade, 6:15 and 7:15 p.m.; fifth grade, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Trinity Happenings

First Saturday worship at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., with Holy Communion is at 5 p.m. Sunday worship with Holy Communion starts at 9 a.m. Scholarships will be presented to 16 college students and seminarians during the Sunday worship service.

The church is air-conditioned. The Rev. Nancy Moore presides. Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

Free yoga sessions are available 2-3 p.m. Fridays. Enter at the Third Street office door to go to the youth room. Bring your own mat and water. No baby-sitting service is available.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Night Out

This year's National Night Out celebration in Tamaqua will be one for the ages as organizers present Dear Tamaqua ... In a New Light on Tuesday.

The celebration will start with the Tamaqua Salvation Army's Kidz Karnival at 2 p.m. at the South Railroad Street parking lot, and conclude at 9:30 p.m. with a big bang.

In between, walking tours will be held through the downtown area, designed to bring together Tamaqua's past, present and future.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Blood drive today

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Gilbert is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive today from 1 to 6 p.m. Both blood and double cells can be donated.

The next local Red Cross drive will be at Cornerstone Community Church on Polk Township Road in Kresgeville from 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 19.

Whole blood or blood platelets can be donated every Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m. through Miller-Keystone Blood Center at Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville.

For questions or to make an appointment, call 800-223-6667. Walk-ins are also welcome

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bucket books

The Bucket List Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua.

The topic for discussion will be the classic "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger. The story is narrated by its main character, Holden Caulfield, and deals with the topics of teen rebellion, identity issues and the connections we make with those around us.

The plot is as timely today as it when it was published in 1951. More than 65 million copies have been sold in that time.

The group is open to the public and those of all ages.