Saturday, April 25, 2015

Community Columns

Friday, April 17, 2015

Summit Hill Shade Tree Commission

The Summit Hill Shade Tree Commission will conduct its annual Arbor Day Ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 25 at Memorial Park near the post pffice.

There will be a brief program followed by the planting of the memorial trees.

For additional information call Lou Vermillion 570-645-9772 or John Kupec 570-645-9644.

Thursday, April 16, 2015


Methodist church donations

The Meed's Methodist Church will be hold a rummage sale and will accept donations on the following dates: 1 -5 p.m. April 26; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 27; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 28; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 29.

The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 2 at the church basement.

OMEGA screening

The Nesquehoning Woman's Club will once again sponsor its OMEGA Health Screen from 7 to 9:30 a.m. April 25 at St. Francis of Assisi Church basement, 140 W. Mill St. in Nesquehoning.

Thursday, April 16, 2015



Sunday worship at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., Lehighton, begins at 9 a.m. and includes Holy Communion. Guest pastor the Rev. John Tomlinson presides. Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

Sunday school classes meet for students ages 3 through grade 12 at 10:30 a.m. Level 1 and 11 (grades seven and eight) confirmation classes meet at 10:30.

The Trinity Praise Band is hosting "Coffeehouse for Heroes" at 7 p.m. Saturday in the parish hall. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Pool passes

Applications for season passes to the H.D. Buehler Memorial (Bungalow) Pool in Tamaqua are now available at several area locations. Opening day will be June 3 at 11:30 a.m. No season or daily passes will be available that day.

Steeply discounted rates for Tamaqua Area School District residents are made available through the generosity of the John E. Morgan Foundation. Rates will remain the same as last year.

Completed applications are to be taken to the borough hall.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Town cleanup

The Slatington Parks & Recreation Commission will sponsor the fourth annual Keep Slatington Beautiful Clean Up Day beginning at 9 a.m. April 25.

The cleanup, held in conjunction with Earth Day, will help beautify public recreation areas in Slatington.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Street sweeping

The borough of Tamaqua will resume weekly street sweeping operations this week.

Several streets in the downtown area are permanently posted for Thursday and Friday street cleaning operations. These streets include Broad, Berwick, Center, Pine, Railroad, Nescopec and Swatara streets, which will be cleaned on Thursday and Friday, beginning at 5 a.m.

Additional streets will be posted, advertised and cleaned periodically.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lions meet

The Western Pocono Lions Club will meet at the Old Mill Pizza Restaurant in Sciota at tonight. Gathering time is 6:30 p.m., with the meeting beginning at 7 p.m.

Altar and Rosary

The Altar and Rosary Society of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. today in McCawley Hall. The new vice president and treasurer will be elected. Women of the parish 18 years and older are welcome to join the group, meet and make new friends and share devotion to the Blessed Mother.

Planning commission

Friday, April 10, 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.

Dirt piles

Lansford Borough workers will be picking up dirt piles every Monday, starting next week.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Older and bolder

The Salvation Army's Older and Bolder group is back in action, meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at the Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St. Meetings include a light luncheon. Jon Bonner of USA Martial Arts will be the guest speaker at the April 15 meeting. He will offer tips on personal protection.

Upcoming meetings include: April 22, a discussion on the movie "God's Not Dead" and the upcoming Kidz Karnival by Maj. Sharon Whispell; April 29, a seminar on identity thefts and 2015 scams, presented by Janene Holter.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Golden Agers

The Panther Valley Golden Agers meeting of March 23 was opened with the Prayer of St. Patrick.

Ruth Ann Feane led the singing of Irish melodies. Estelle Svercheck was recognized on her 97th birthday.

The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. Monday at St. John's Slovak Lutheran Church.

Members are asked to wear springtime bonnets for the meeting.