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Community Columns

Thursday, April 3, 2014


VFW Ladies Auxiliary

The regular monthly meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Nesquehoning Memorial VFW Post 8008 will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at the Post Home on E. Center Street.

Members are asked to note the change in time.

Nomination and election of officers will be held at this meeting for the 2014-2015 term. All members are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Older and bolder

The Salvation Army's Older and Bolder group meets Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St. Regular meetings include a light luncheon.

Since its beginning in 2009, as a way for seniors to get together and discuss important topics, the program has grown and spun off additional programs, such as the Bell Choir, the Needlebugs Quilting group and Exerette gentle exercise.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Lenten services

Effort United Methodist Church begins its Lenten evening with soup and salad at 5:15 p.m., a study time using Adam Hamilton's Final Words from the Cross, from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. and a Lenten worship service in the sanctuary from 7 to 7:30 p.m.

Our Lady Queen of Peace, Gilbert, will continue with its Following Christ program from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. That time includes dinner, worship through prayer and music and a teaching followed by small group discussion.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Palmerton Community News

Street cleaning

The borough street cleaning program runs April 1 through Oct. 31. Signs are posted on each street, indicating the day for that street's schedule.

Cars are to remain off the street after the street sweeper has passed to allow the Public Works Department to perform any needed maintenance.

The schedule can also be found on the borough website at

Concourse Club

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Summit Hill

Shade Tree Commission

The Summit Hill Shade Tree Commission will be conducting its annual Arbor Day ceremony and tree plantings at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 26 in Ludlow Park at the gazebo.

This is the first of several events to take place in Ludlow Park this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the park.

Anyone interested in sponsoring a tree to be planted in memory or in honor of someone may call John Kupec at 570-645-9644 or Lou Vermillion at 645-9772 for information.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met March 27 with 56 members in attendance. Vice President Nancy Gerber conducted the business session and Jacque Patrick provided the invocation "My God is no Stranger."

Reports were offered by secretary Ruth Ann Feane and treasurer Penny Schlorf. Pat Regalis and John Fredericks were added to the sick list. Plans for a pizza party and trip to Shady Maple were discussed.

The meeting concluded with cards and social games.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Lehighton Bible Church

Lehighton Bible Church, Jamestown and Center streets, will hold Prison Ministry at the Carbon County Prison at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Breakfast and Bible Studies will be held Saturday at the church with the Van Houtens. There will be a special speaker and singing with Brother and Sister Van Houten on Sunday, April 27.

Lady's Day Out which includes shopping and dinner in Jim Thorpe will be held on Saturday, May 17.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Tax office

Tamaqua Tax Collector Pam McCullion has new hours for her office at 6 S. Lehigh St.

From March through October, the office will be open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Mondays; from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and from 9 a.m. until noon the last Saturday of each month.

There are no Friday hours.

For more information or directions, call 570-668-6220.

Soup social

Friday, March 28, 2014

Lenten service

The next shared Lenten service will be on Wednesday, April 2, at Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Trachsville. At 6:30 p.m., Jerusalem will serve soup, you bring your own sandwich. The service will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. Suzanne Brooks-Cope of St. Matthew's UCC will be the guest preacher.

St. Matthew's cemetery

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Pool passes

Applications for season passes to the H.D. Buehler Memorial (Bungalow) Pool in Tamaqua will be available as of April 1. Opening day will be the day after the last day of the 2013-2014 school year (May 31 unless rescheduled).

No season or daily passes will be available that day.

Steeply discounted rates for Tamaqua Area School District residents are made available through the generosity of the John E. Morgan Foundation. Rates will remain the same as last year.