Thursday, November 27, 2014

Community Columns

Wednesday, August 27, 2014



The Tamaqua Community Volunteers monthly giveaway will be held Saturday at the M and M Self Storage center, next to Schickram's Car Wash on Rose Street.

Anyone wishing to donate items should have them at the facility between 8 and 9 a.m. Saturday. Donations of clothing, toys, tools, electronics, holiday decorations, pots/pans/dishes, cookware, furniture, appliances and practically anything else are welcome.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014



The Palmerton Area Historical Society will hold its regular monthly general meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Knight's Gallery of the Palmerton Library.

A brief business meeting will be followed by the program. Jeff Donat will present his program on grist mills.

This is an opportunity to learn about and see the inside of a mill without leaving your seat.

The public is invited to attend, without cost or obligation.

Old Palmerton Scenes, with "Matching" Stamps

Friday, August 22, 2014

Volunteers needed

The Tamaqua Community Arts Center is looking for volunteers to help distribute fliers throughout Tamaqua. The only requirements are to be able to walk or drive through to deliver printed fliers to local businesses.

Public service hours are available for those who need to complete community service. For more information, send an email to or call or text 570-778-0917.

Health fair

The Tamaqua-Panther Valley SU310 Girl Scouts will be holding a Health Fair for girls in kindergarten through 12th grade on Saturday.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will not meet Thursday, April 28 because it's West End Fair week. They will meet again on Thursday, Sept. 11.

PVEN needs

The Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network is in need of school supplies, school clothes (especially Pleasant Valley school uniforms), new socks (adult size) and new packaged underwear.

They also need nonperishable food items such as macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, soups and cereals.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Panther Valley

Golden Agers

The next meeting of the Panther Valley Golden Agers will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at St. John's Slovak Lutheran Church social hall, 1 E. Abbott St., Lansford.

Members celebrating birthdays for the months of May, June, July and August will be recognized.

Anyone 55 or older is welcomed to join.

Summit Hill

Car show

The Tamaqua Street Machine Association and the Summit Hill Diligence Fire Co. #1 will hold an Antique, Classic & Special Interest car show at the Phillip Ginter Field in Summit Hill on Sept. 21.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Trinity happenings

Sunday worship at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. 3rd St., includes baptism for a baby girl and begins at 9 a.m. Guest pastor, the Rev. Richard Baumann, presides. Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

Looking ahead to September will mark the start of weekly Sunday School classes for young people ages 3 though grade 12 at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 7. The date printed in last week's column was incorrect.

Special Rally Day activities will take place in Luther Hall.

Bethany E.C. Church

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Healthy adults

Diakon Community Services will offer a free "Healthy Steps for Older Adults" Program for Tamaqua area residents. The two-part program is being offered to residents age 50 and older and will be held Sept. 25 and Oct. 1 at the Majestic House Apartment Complex, 201 E. Broad St.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Park concert

The final Concert in the Park is a rescheduled concert. The group Remember When will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Palmerton Borough Park Bandstand.

Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the evening. This concert is sponsored by the Palmerton Concourse Club.

Community meal

A free community meal will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at St. John's Episcopal Church, 365 Lafayette Ave. Palmerton. Enjoy a meal and fellowship.

Holy Trinity


Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Woman's club dinner

The Nesquehoning Woman's Club dinner will open the new season with President Barbara Priadka conducting the meeting.

The dinner will be held at the Mansion House in Summit Hill at 7 p.m. Sept. 8.

Please call Jane Pietruch for reservations.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Keeping Sunday Holy

The ecumenical group, Keeping Sunday Holy, was formed to try to impact the community and create an awareness that Sundays are days for persons to reconnect with families after a busy week in school and work and to be nourished spiritually.