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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Meet the Authors Night

With the expected delivery of the history book "Slatington at 150 Years: More Stories to Share" from Chernay Printing, the Slatington 150 History Committee has announced a program to introduce the book to the public.

The committee has scheduled a book unveiling and meet the authors event from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Slatington Library, located at 650 Main St. in Slatington.

Following the book unveiling, some brief remarks and a special book dedication, the public will have its first opportunity to pick up reserved copies of the book.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Library story time

The Tamaqua Public Library's Spring Story Time session will begin March 17 and 18. The free sessions are open to preschoolers between the ages of 2 and 6.

This year's theme will be "Bursting Into Color." Sessions will be held for 10 consecutive weeks, Mondays and Tuesdays, concluding on May 20. In addition to story reading/telling, participants will learn new songs, design special crafts and enjoy a snack.

For more information or to register a child, stop in at the library or call 570-668-4660.

Snow rules

Friday, February 13, 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.

Carbon County will be having its first Wills for Heroes event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Hilltop Community Center, 114 West Ludlow St., Summit Hill.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Kindergarten registration

Registration for kindergarten classes in the Tamaqua Area School District, for the school year 2015-2016, will be held March 23, 24 and 25 at the Rush Elementary School and March 26 at the West Penn Elementary School. Registration hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at both schools.

Registration packets will be available at all three of the district's elementary schools as of Feb. 23 or at the Tamaqua Area School District website, Appointments will then be scheduled for March.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Bethany EC Church

Sunday worship, the Rev. Jeff Stansbury, pastor, 10:45 a.m.

Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages, including adult Bible study class. Evening service, 6:30 p.m.

Monday: Bible study at Blocker's home, 9:30 a.m.

Kid's Club (ages K-seventh grade): 5:30 p.m. at the church.

Tuesday: Ladies Bible study at the church, 10 a.m.

Wednesday: Prayer meeting, 7 p.m.

Thursday: Men's Bible study at McDonald's, 5:15 a.m.

Friday: True Women Bible Study and Play Group at 9 a.m.

Thursday, February 12, 2015


Ash Wednesday service

The beginning of Lent will be observed at a service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at First Congregational Church in Coaldale. The public is invited to attend this special service.

Morning worship will be held at 9 Sunday, followed by Sunday school at 10.

The church board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the church.

Morning worship and Sunday school will be conducted at 9 and 10 a.m., respectively, on Feb. 22.


Lenten devotions

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Computer classes

The Tamaqua Public Library offers free basic computer classes through the Seniors Training Seniors Program. The one-on-one instruction is offered throughout each week during normal library hours.

The classes are also available to the general public on a space available basis.

For more information, call Jeanne at 570-668-040, the library at 570-668-4660 or visit the library's website at

Dog licenses

Schuylkill County Treasurer Jackie McGovern reminds residents that 2015 dog licenses are now available.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Over-60 Club

The Over-60 Club of Palmerton will meet at noon Tuesday at Palmerton Borough Hall, 401 Delaware Ave. in Palmerton.

The program will be the play "The Heart Game Bingo."

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Consolidation news

The Growing Place Child Care Centers have consolidated its programs into two of the local elementary schools within the Pleasant Valley School District that have been closed due to low enrollment. Staff is thrilled to have infants through school age children together in one building.

The families enjoy the school setting where each age group has its own classroom. The older children are thrilled to see the infants and toddlers each day.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Lions Club

The Slatington Lions Club will hold an indoor meeting at the Moose at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The speaker is to be determined.