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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Altar & Rosary

The Altar & Rosary Society of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church will have its monthly meeting today at 6 p.m. in the Café at Our Lady Queen of Peace. Details of the upcoming craft fair on Nov. 29 and other projects will be presented.

Lions meet tonight

The Western Pocono Lions Club will hold its monthly dinner meeting tonight at The Old Mill Pizza on Route 209 in Sciota. The social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.

Club assembly

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Slatington Lions Club

It's that time of year again when the Slatington Lions Club conducts its Christmas Tree sales.

The group will set up at 9 a.m. Nov. 28. Members should meet at the Lion's Garage.

At 9 a.m. Nov. 29, the group will meet at the trail head and go for the trees. They will need trucks and trailers.

They will open on Nov. 29 for sales.

Members are asked to sign up for some hours.

Weekend hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Daily hours are 4-8 p.m.

The Lions Club will hold its Christmas Party at the Moose on Dec. 6.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Panther Valley

SHINE food drive

The Panther Valley SHINE center is currently collecting canned and dried foods for the "Feed the People" organization in Nesquehoning.

Food items will be collected until Dec. 18. Items can be dropped off at the elementary school or at Panther Valley Lumber in Lansford.

Summit Hill

Food pantry

The Thanksgiving food distribution date for the Summit Hill Food Pantry will be on Monday. The food pantry is located in the Summit Hill Heritage Center on Hazard and Chestnut streets.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Street sweeper

Winter must be right around the corner as weekly street sweeping operations in Tamaqua have been discontinued. The schedule will resume in spring of 2015. Streets will be posted and notices will be placed in the Times News to notify the public.

For more information, call Tamaqua Borough Hall at 570-668-3444. The office is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Jazz Chorale

The Tamaqua High School Jazz Chorale will be the special musical guest at the Fourth Annual Tamaqua Community Advent Breakfast, which will be held Dec. 13.

Friday, November 14, 2014


Medicare enrollment

The Panther Valley Public Library at 117 E. Bertsch St. in Lansford will be assisting seniors during open enrollment for Medicare part C and D every Wednesday through Dec. 7 during regular library hours.

Counselors will assist consumers in finding a drug plan or a Medicare Part C plan.

This service is available by appointment.

Please call the library to set up an appointment date and time at 570-645-3780.

Preschool story hour

Friday, November 14, 2014

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Nov. 11 at the Ryan Township Fire Company in Barnesville with 52 members attending. A special tribute was offered to those members who served in the military in honor of Veterans Day.

The business session was conducted by President Eleanor Schmerfeld. Ruthann Feane offered the invocation, "God's Wondrous Blessing."

Friday, November 14, 2014

Project One Step

Members of St. Matthew's UCC will be participating in Project One Step's benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Stroudsburg Area High School auditorium. They will be performing "Images of Adoration," written and directed by Pepper Choplin.

Exercising seniors

There is a low-impact exercise class for those over 55 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Company.

Free presentation

Thursday, November 13, 2014


VFW Ladies


The regular monthly meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Nesquehoning Memorial VFW Post 8008 will be held on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m.

President Cheri Santore will preside at the session, which will be held at the Post Home on East Center Street.

Plans for the annual Auxiliary Christmas party will be made. All members are invited to attend.

Members are reminded that dues are now payable.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Board of Health

The November meeting of the Tamaqua Board of Health was held at the municipal building with James Gormley, Earl Boettger, Shirley Becker, health officer Judith Hadesty R.N. and health enforcement officer Matthew Meyers in attendance.

Meyers reported 62 health licenses have been approved in 2014. He also received and adjusted 15 complaints: eight concerning trash/rubbish; three for animal waste; three properties determined to be unfit for human habitation; and one leaking sewer. There were no cases of reportable diseases for October.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

All night party

Lehighton Area High School All Night Party planning committee will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the high school in the rear of the auditorium.

For more information email

Community dinner

All Saints Episcopal Church, 301 N. Second St., Lehighton, will host its free monthly community dinner from 4-6 p.m., Nov. 20. All are welcome.

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