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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Weekly street sweeping operations in the Borough of Tamaqua have been discontinued for the Winter months. Street sweeping will resume in the Spring of 2011, with schedules to be advertised in the TIMES NEWS.

For further information, stop in at the Tamaqua Municipal Building, 320 E. Broad St., or call (570) 668-3444 or 668-0300.

Friday, November 26, 2010

ESRC basketball

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission is seeking volunteer coaches and referees for its Biddy Basketball Program for students in third through sixth grade. There will be two separate divisions, 3-4 grade and 5-6 grade. The program is scheduled to begin the second week in December and continue through February.

The league is designed to help children develop and sharpen their basketball skills, increasing their interest in the game. Games and practices will be held at the Tamaqua Elementary School and the West Penn Elementary School.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Palmerton Area Historical Society

The Palmerton Area Historical Society will present its annual ecumenical Christmas service in the Little White Church at Third and Columbia Avenue, Palmerton, starting at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5.

All are invited to attend this opportunity for getting the holiday season off to a good start.

Traditional carols will be sung accompanied by Carol Thomas on the old pump organ. Pastor Jody Neifert will deliver the message. Society members, Peter Kern and John Aulenbach, will present readings in keeping with the season.

Friday, November 26, 2010

St. Matthew's Homecoming

Everyone is invited to St. Matthew's Homecoming to be held during its 9 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Nov. 28, whether you are a member or not. During that time, there will be special hymns, a special message as they welcome the Advent season. Everyone can help decorate the Christmas tree with special ornaments. Immediately following the service there will be a brunch served.

Eldred supervisors

The next public meeting of the Eldred Township Supervisors will be on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the municipal building.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Woman's Club of Slatington

The Woman's Club of Slatington recently hosted a speaker on Pachacuti Fair Trade and gifts. The proceeds collected from the sale of these items goes back to the third world countries were the items were made. This topic gave members a chance to start some early holiday shopping and help out the club's International Affairs department.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Benefit volleyball game at PVMS

Panther Valley School District will be doing a volleyball student vs. faculty tournament this year on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m.. at the Panther Valley Middle school.

The school is involving the students this year, especially since Cody Cinicola is currently battling cancer and is going through treatments right now at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia.

The doors will open at 5 p.m. with the kitchen being open with many foods available (haluski, turkey bbq, beef bbq) just to name a few.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving

The Tamaqua Salvation Army is offering local residents the opportunity to share in the joys of Thanksgiving through a free Thanksgiving Day meal. Turkey and all the trimmings will be served tomorrow, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the SAL Center, 115 W. Broad St. Delivery options are available for the disabled and the elderly.

To arrange for home delivery, call (570 668-0410. For more information, call (570) 668-1234.

Senior citizens

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Christmas Tree Lighting

The 2010 Community Christmas Tree Lighting and Sing-a-long will be held on Saturday, Nov. 27, 7 p.m. at the Polk Township Veterans Memorial, located on Route 209 in Kresgeville. Santa will make an appearance and there will be refreshments. Rain Date is Sunday, Nov. 28.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Paige Meckes and Daniel Costenbader, who were married on Nov. 14.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving dinner

For those who are lonely or have no family to be with, Effort UMC is hosting its 5th Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Thanksgiving Day, beginning at 2 p.m. Offered will be a full dinner with all the trimmings.

Family Night

St. Peter's UMC will hold Family Night on Sunday, Nov. 28, the first Sunday of Advent, beginning at 5 p.m. Dinner is potluck and the church will be decorated after dinner and clean up.

Thanksgiving recess

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Just a reminder, that due to the Thanksgiving holiday this week, trash collection in the borough will take place on Friday. Please place your trash curbside on Thursday evening.

Fire company party

Members of the Phoenix Fire Company will hold their Christmas party on Dec. 10, following the regular meeting, at 6 p.m. Reservations must be made with Arlene, by Dec. 1. She can be reached at (570) 325-4251 or (570) 952-1164.