Monday, January 26, 2015

Community Columns

Friday, January 9, 2015

Golden Agers

The scheduled meeting for the Panther Valley Golden Agers will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at St. John's Slovak Lutheran Church Social Hall.

Bingo will be played.

If the meeting is canceled due to inclement weather, members will be notified by phone.

Hospitality committee for January and February will be Mary Ann Maynard and Diane Gould.

Dues are still being collected for the year.

Al-Anon meetingsin Lansford

Al-Anon will meet Mondays at 7:15 p.m. at St. Katharine Drexel Church Hall, 120 E. Abbott St., Lansford.

Friday, January 9, 2015

School taxes

The Tamaqua Area School District is accepting Assessed Occupation Tax exemption applications for the 2015-2016 school year. This will cover the 2015 calendar year. This year's forms are orange.

Retired people and those with no earned income who have previously been exempted do not need to file again unless their status has changed and they are now earning income.

Also, those who are disabled or at least 75 years of age who have been specifically notified of their exemption by the district need not file an application.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Trinity Happenings

Sunday worship with Holy Communion at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., is 9 a.m. and includes recognition of those baptized in 2014. Designated pastor, the Rev. Nancy L. Moore, presides. Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

Sunday School classes meet for students ages 3 through grade 12 at 10:30 a.m. Level I and II (grades seven and eight) confirmation classes meet at 10:30.

The annual congregational meeting follows the worship service next Sunday. No Sunday School and confirmation classes on Jan. 18.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Band Parents

The monthly meeting of the Pleasant Valley Band Parents will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the high school in Brodheadsville.

OES meets

Monroe Chapter 99 Eastern Star will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Masonic Lodge on Rimrock Drive.

Keep Sunday Holy

The ecumenical group, Keep Sunday Holy, which is a group of local churches that treasure Sunday mornings for family spiritual growth, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the cafe at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Concourse Club

The Palmerton Concourse Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Evangelical Church, 2915 Fireline Road Palmerton.

With holiday decor packed away, maybe the house is looking a little bare.

Award-winning designer Dolores Baker of Decorating Den Interiors in Walnutport will offer ideas on how to put some sparkle back into our homes.

Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, will hold worship services at 8 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

St. John's

Wednesday service at St. John the Evangelist Lutheran Church, 1 E. Abbott St., Lansford, 7 p.m., Holden Evening Prayer Service with Holy Communion.

For those who wish to come early, a free, simple supper will be served at 6 p.m. and a brief Bible study is held at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call Pastor Marjorie Keiter, 570-273-4038.

Service will not be held if school is canceled or dismissed early due to bad weather on Wednesdays.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Diabetes support

St. Luke's University Health Network will again sponsor a diabetes support group. Monthly meetings will begin in April and be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the health network's Miners Hospital Campus in Coaldale. With the exception of the April meeting, the group will meet in the ground floor community room. The April 29 meeting will be held in the second-floor cafe.

Each month, a different diabetes topic is explored. Topics are based on ways to improve blood sugar control and quality of life. Meetings include a question and answer period.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Company. Bring a bag lunch. They will be playing bingo.

Exercising seniors

There is a low-impact exercise class for those over 55 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Company.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Adult Day Care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center has a variety of activities planned for January, including a review of New Year's resolutions.

Other activities for the month include: Wednesday, sing-along with Audrey Christ; Jan. 9, painting class; Jan. 12, snowman can craft class; Jan. 16, Eskimo craft class; Jan. 21, Salvation Army visit; Jan. 23, National Pie Baking Day; Jan. 30, scrapbooking session.

In addition to weekly sing-alongs, exercise sessions, a variety of therapies and social games, the center provides for hairstyling and manicure service.

Friday, January 2, 2015


Al-Anon meetings

Al-Anon group to meet Mondays at 7:15 p.m. at St. Katharine Drexel Church Hall, 120 E. Abbott St., Lansford.

Al-Anon is a nonprofit worldwide support organization helping families and friends of loved ones suffering from addiction.