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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.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Distracted driving

Pleasant Valley High School students will experience the Distracted Driving/DUI Simulator, a computerized driving program that gives students the experience of driving under the influence of alcohol or unexpected distractions. It has been made available by the Pocono Medical Center, the Lehigh Valley Health Network and the Monroe County Community Safety Program.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met April 16 at the Tamaqua YMCA, 1201 E. Broad St.

The meeting was attended by 58 members, with President Melody Weicker conducting the business session.

Secretary Ruthann Feane provided an inspirational reading, "Spring Fever." Lewis Gordon was added to the sick list. Mary Reed was welcomed back to the group.

The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. Thursday. Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join. The YMCA is handicap accessible.

Street sweeping

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Town cleanup

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

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

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Summit Hill

Food pantry

Summit Hill Food Pantry distribution dates for the year are as follows:

Tuesdays, April 28, May 26, June 23, July 28, Aug. 25, Sep. 22, Oct. 27; and Mondays, Nov. 23 and Dec. 21.

The food pantry is located in the Summit Hill Heritage Center on Hazard and Chestnut streets.

Distribution will take place between 10-11:30 a.m. There is to be no parking in the alley before 9:45 a.m. and absolutely no parking in the vacant lot.

Recipients are reminded to bring along extra strong shopping/tote bags.