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Friday, October 31, 2014

Donations needed

St. Matthew's UCC is looking for donations of Chinese auction items and homemade baked goods for its annual fall bazaar on Nov. 8 at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Company.

If you have any Chinese auction items to be donated, bring them to the church during office hours of Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or Sunday from 8-11:30 a.m.

If you have baked items for the Bake Sale, bring those Nov. 7 or first thing Saturday morning at the firehouse.

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat is tonight from 6-8.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Voting notice

Voters in Tamaqua's Third Precinct will once again cast their ballots at the Tamaqua Municipal Building, 320 E. Broad St., instead of the ABC High Rise. The change to borough hall was made two years ago because of the East Broad Street bridge reconstruction project.

While the bridge is now open, the Schuylkill County Election Bureau didn't have enough time before the November election to finish all of the necessary legal steps and paperwork required to change a polling place.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

Soup social

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tax exemptions

The Schuylkill County and Tamaqua Borough Per Capita and Occupation Tax Exemption Forms for the year 2015 will be available as of Monday for borough of Tamaqua residents.

The exemption forms can be obtained at the Tamaqua Municipal Building, 320 E. Broad St., Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Forms will also be available at tax collector Pamela McCullion's office, the Tamaqua Area School District Administration building, the Tamaqua ABC High Rise, Majestic House Apartment Complex, the Tamaqua Public Library and the Tamaqua Post Office.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Diamond Fire Company

A fish dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 7.

The fire company is selling potato filling and bacon dressing. Orders are due by Nov. 16. Call 610-767-8476 for more information.

A flea market will be held at the Diamond Fire Company, 120 Main St., Walnutport from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Trinity Happenings

First Saturday worship with Holy Communion at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., Lehighton, is at 5 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Michael Frost, pastor at Zion's Stone Church, New Ringgold, presides.

Sunday worship with Holy Communion and recognition, remembering and giving thanks for those members of Trinity who died in the past 12 months, begins at 9 a.m. Guest pastor the Rev. John Tomlinson presides. Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Holiday help

The Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St., begins its Angel Tree program today. Angel Tree tags include the name, age, gender, clothing sizes and special Christmas needs and wishes of a child. Deadline for items to be turned in will be 4 p.m. Dec. 10.

Thanksgiving food baskets will be distributed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 25. Christmas food baskets, angel tree and toy distribution will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 18.

For more information on any Salvation Army program, call 570-668-0410.

Senior citizens

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


St. John's

Wednesday evening service at St. John the Evangelist Lutheran Church, 1 E. Abbott St., Lansford, 7 p.m., Holden Evening Prayer Service with Holy Communion.

For those who wish to come early, a free, simple supper will be served at 6 p.m. and a brief Bible study is held at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call Pastor Marjorie Keiter at 570-273-4038.

Service will not be held if school is canceled or dismissed early due to bad weather on Wednesdays.


Panther Valley Senior Center

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Genealogy topic

The West End Rotary Club will host Jeffrey Wright as speaker at its breakfast meeting Thursday. He will speak on the topic of genealogy.

The club meets at 7:30 a.m. at the Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville.

Planet Learn

The Pleasant Valley Elementary School will hold Planet Learn Kindergarten Night from 5:30 to 7 Thursday.

On Friday PVE and PV Intermediate will celebrate Fall Celebrations Black and White Day.

Monroe seniors

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Miller-Keystone Blood Drive

Miller-Keystone's Palmerton community blood drive at the First United Church of Christ on Monday drew 56 registrants and yielded 42 units of white blood and 10 blood components.

These numbers were well below the usual results.

Local donors should be aware that Miller is the sole supplier of blood and blood components to all the hospitals in Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton Counties and beyond.

Friday, October 24, 2014


Historical society

The next meeting of the Nesquehoning Historical Society will be 6 p.m. Tuesday at the borough hall, 114 W. Catawissa Street.

Guest speaker will be John C. LaRizzio, author of "Hey, Milkman!" The book is about his experiences as a milk delivery person in Nesquehoning.

LaRizzio grew up in Nesquehoning in the '60s and had a milk delivery route for five years while he was attending high school and college. He wrote "Hey, Milkman!" to share his memories and the insights about life that he gained through his daily work.