Saturday, February 28, 2015

Community Columns

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.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Marian Catholic class of '65 reunion

The 50th class reunion for the Marian Catholic High School class of 1965 will be held on May 24 at Capriotti Palasso's in McAdoo.

Call 570-645-7259 for any questions or if you know of any classmates who did not get an invitation

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 at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Library storytime

The Tamaqua Public Library's Spring Storytime sessions will begin on March 17 and March 18.

Each Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m., children between the ages of 2 and 5 are welcome to join in the fun, where they will be read fiction and nonfiction books, learn songs, design special crafts and enjoy snacks.

Registration is required for this free program. Call 570-668-4660 for more information.

Storytime will be held for 10 consecutive weeks, ending in May.

Friday, February 6, 2015

TEPTO news

The Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization will meet on Tuesday.

Fifth-grade parents will meet at 6 p.m. in the school library to discuss the menu for the fifth-grade party and the current doughnut sale. Delivery date for the doughnuts will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 15, at the South Ward Fire Company.

The regular PTO meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Topics for discussion will include the yearbook, with order forms due by Feb. 27, and a Gertrude Hawk candy sale for Easter.

Library news

Friday, February 6, 2015


Golden Agers

The Panther Valley Golden Agers are scheduled to meet at 1 p.m. Monday at St. John Slovak Lutheran Church Social Hall, 1 E. Abbott St. in Lansford.

Meetings are held the second and fourth Mondays of the month.

Al-Anon meetings

Al-Anon meets at 7:15 p.m. Mondays 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.


VFW Ladies Auxiliary