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Friday, January 28, 2011

Coaldale

First Congregational Church

Scheduled next week at First Congregational Church are the following services and events:

Sunday, Jan. 30, 9 a.m. Morning Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday School; 12:30 p.m. Confirmation Class.

Monday, Jan. 31 - 7 p.m. church board meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 2 - Nursing home visits at 11 a.m., St Luke's Miner's Memorial, and 1:30 p.m., MapleShade, Nesquehoning.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Singing Valentines

Don't know what to get your Valentine this year? Call St. Matthew's UCC to order your Singing Valentines for Saturday, Feb. 12.

St. Matthew's choir will either sing a special Valentine's song over the phone or come to your Valentine's door and sing in person and present a gift.

If you would be interested in doing this for your Valentine, call (610) 381-2442 for more information.

Healing service

St. Matthew's UCC will hold a special healing service with anointing on Sunday, Jan. 30 at 9 a.m.

Supervisors' meeting

Friday, January 28, 2011

Sorority news

Members of the Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met Jan. 19 at the home of Mary Machay. The program for the evening was a presentation by Molly Pavia and Sandra deLay about massage and reflexology.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Summit Hill

Scripture sharing

The weekly scripture sharing sessions sponsored by St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill, will be held tonight at 7 o'clock in the parish rectory.

Anthracite LL

The Anthracite Little League (Summit Hill/Nesquehoning) will hold registration sessions at both the Summit Hill and Nesquehoning borough buildings on the following dates: Saturdays, Feb. 12 and 19 and March 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The league will hold a reorganizational meeting tonight at 7 o'clock in the Nesquehoning Borough Building.

Methodist Charge

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Conservation club

The Nesquehoning Conservation Club will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at Maple Shade Meadows.

Plans for the upcoming spring fishing derby will start at this time.

If any member has any ideas or suggestions, please attend this meeting or contact any officer. The 2011 dues are also being accepted.

Summit Hill

Scripture sharing

The weekly scripture sharing sessions sponsored by St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill, will be held tonight at 7 o'clock in the parish rectory.

Anthracite LL

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Family Fun Night

Polk Elementary will have a family fun night on Friday, Jan. 27 from 6-8 p.m. in the school gym. All students of Polk and their families are welcome to attend.

Polk PTO News

Polk Elementary School will have a PTO Meeting on Thursday, Jan 27 at 4 p.m. Parents of Polk students are invited to come and share their ideas. Baby-sitting is available.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tax exemptions

The Tamaqua Area School District is accepting Assessed Occupation Tax exemption applications for the 2011-20112 school year. This will cover the 2011 calendar year. This year's forms are blue.

Retired persons and housewives with no earned income, who have previously been exempted, do not need to file again unless their status has changed and they are now earning income. Also, those who are disabled or at least 75 years of age, who have been specifically notified of their exemption by the district, need not file an application.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Summit Hill

Lions to meet

The monthly meeting of the Summit Hill Lions Club will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. at the Parkview Inn. Dr. Kenneth Vermillion, president, will be in charge of the session.

The meeting will be held in the form of a "Picnic in January," featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob and other picnic "fixins."

The club's guests for the evening will be the Lions' regional and zone chairpersons.

Preliminary details for this year's golf tournament will be presented.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Coaldale

First Congregational Church

Services and activities scheduled for next week at First Congregational Church, Coaldale, are as follows:

Sunday, Jan. 23 - 9 a.m. Morning Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday School; 12:30 p.m. Confirmation class.

Monday, Jan. 24 - 7 p.m. Church board meeting.

Wednesday, Jan. 26 - 6:30.m. Choir rehearsal.

Sunday, Jan. 30 - 9 a.m. Morning Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday School; 12:30 p.m. Confirmation class.

Wednesday, Feb. 2 - Nursing home services at 11 a.m. at St. Luke's Miners, and 1:30 p.m. at MapleShade.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Library news

The Tamaqua Public Library sponsors a monthly book discussion and review. This month's event will be held Jan. 31, at 6 p.m., at the library. The book to be discussed will be "Little Bee," written by Chris Cleave.

A New York Times bestseller, the book follows two strangers and the friendship that blooms between them.

Interested parties may contact the library prior to the event to ensure enough copies of the book are available.

February's selection will be "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield. Selections are always subject to change.