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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Food drive

The Lansford/Coaldale Post Office is having its annual food drive on May 9. People are asked to participate by having nonperishables by their mailbox on that day. The letter carrier will pick them up and bring them to the local food bank. Nonperishables will also be accepted in the lobbies of Lansford and Coaldale Post Offices through May 9.


Christ Redeemer Church

This week's service at Christ Redeemer Church, 151 Third St., Coaldale, will be held Sunday instead of Saturday.


Little League

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Soup social

Monthly soup socials are being held at Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Lafayette St. The next outreach social will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The event is part of Trinity's monthly "Feeding the Hungry" program.

The public is welcome to attend and share in the free soup, friendship and God's love. Those attending are reminded to use the lower parking lot entrance into Founder's Hall.

Day of prayer

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Blood Drive

Miller-Keystone Blood Center will conduct a Palmerton-area community blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday at the First United Church of Christ, next to Palmerton Borough Hall.

This drive is sponsored by Joyce Martin, Nancy Nothstein and Paula Semmel in memory of Jean Behler, a longtime blood drive volunteer.

The Palmerton area is fortunate to have a number of loyal donors who show up for nearly every drive. However, more donors are always needed to replace those who are ill or away.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


VFW Ladies Auxiliary

The regular monthly meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Nesquehoning Memorial VFW Post 8008 will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Post Home.

Due to lack of a quorum in April, nomination and election of officers will take place at this meeting.

If you are unable to attend but willing to take an office, please leave a written notice of intent at the Post Home before the Sunday session.

Loyalty Day will be observed at 6 p.m. Friday. The public is invited to attend.

Lions Club

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Home Association

The West End Home Association is slated to meet tonight at 7:30 at the Legion Post home on Route 209 in Gilbert.

ID safety forum

Sen. Mario Scavello, with co-hosts Reps. Jack Rader, David Parker and Rosemary Brown, will hold an Identity Theft and Cyber Safety forum from 6 to 8 tonight at the Chestnuthill Park Building in Brodheadsville.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Arts night

The Tamaqua Area Middle School Spring Art Show and Choral Concert will be held Thursday in the middle school.

The art show will be held from 7-7:30 p.m. in the hallway outside of the auditorium. Students from sixth, seventh and eighth grades will have their artwork displayed, including paintings, 3-D interiors, murals, sketches, masks, group projects, cultural art, tiles, watercolor, fashion design, collages and more. There is no entry fee for the art show.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Science Fairs

Three schools within the Tamaqua Area School District will be hosting science fairs next week.

The Tamaqua and West Penn Elementary Schools will host their annual events on Monday. The schools will be open from 6 to 8 p.m.

The science fair at the Tamaqua Elementary School will showcase the talents of scientists in kindergarten through fifth grade and will include a special presentation by Air Products, demonstrating liquid nitrogen.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Golden Agers

The Panther Valley Golden Agers meeting of April 13 opened with prayer and singing.

Sixteen members were decorated in their spring bonnets and paraded to the melodies of appropriate songs.

Irene Hudasky announced plans for upcoming events.

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

Birthdays for January, February, March and April will be recognized at this meeting.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Day of prayer

Bethany Evangelical Congregational will be hosting a National Day of Prayer Event on May 7. This year's theme is "Lord, Hear Our Cry," based on 1 Kings 8:28.

A bill establishing the National Day of Prayer was signed in 1952 by U.S. President Harry S. Truman, to be set each year by the sitting president. In 1988, the law was amended, establishing the first Thursday in May for the observance.

Tamaqua's event will be held at noon at Tamaqua Borough Hall, 320 E. Broad St. The public is welcome to attend.

Rush-Ryan seniors

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Trinity happenings

Sunday worship at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., Lehighton, begins at 9 a.m. and includes an infant baptism. Designated pastor the Rev. Nancy Moore 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.

There will be "Spring Fling" for students in grades 1-4 immediately following classes until 1 p.m. in the youth room. Lunch will be served and time for games.