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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Slatington Lions Club will hold a meeting at the Moose at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7. The speaker will be Nick Hawkey, who will discuss "Toys for Tots" and "Dream Come True."

Slatington Crime Watch Open House

The Slatington Crime Watch will hold a Christmas Open House from 7-8 p.m. Dec. 16 in the Slatington Borough Hall Board Room instead of its monthly meeting.

Light refreshments will be served.

Senior CitizenProgram canceled

Due to the renovations at Slatington Elementary, the Senior Citizen Program at the school has been canceled this year.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Carbon Model Railroad Society will hold its open house at 529 Ore St., Bowmanstown, on Thursday, Dec. 2, 9, and 16 from 7-8 p.m., as well as on Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 4 and 5, and Jan. 2, 8, and 9 from 1-5 p.m. Additionally, the building is open Dec. 26 from 1-8 p.m. The main HO scale display is in various stages of completion and is an excellent learning tool. The clubs portable HO and N displays will also be in operation. Admission is free. For more information, call Garry at (610) 826-6636.

Santa coming

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

St. John's Lutheran

Each Wednesday at 7 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, 1 E. Abbott St., Lansford, holds an informal worship: a spiritual, peaceful evening service with Holy Communion. All are welcome to this relaxed, brief evening prayer.

For those who wish to come early, a simple supper is served at 6 p.m., followed by a brief adult and children's Bible study at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the Rev. Marjorie Keiter, (570) 645-0356.

Nesquehoning

Woman's club

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Crystal Bauer, daughter of Shawn and Annamarie Bauer of Kunkletown, was honored Sunday at Effort United Methodist by The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Office of Loans and Scholarship, with a certificate of recognition for her academic pursuits, leadership ability, Christian character and active membership in the United Methodist Church.

That recognition was presented to Crystal by Pastor Robin Fisher. She is currently a student at Messiah College.

Monroe Seniors

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Advent Noontime Services will again be held in Tamaqua leading up to the celebration of Christmas. The annual community events are held at different locations each week. This years's schedule will include: Dec. 1, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pine and Mauch Chunk Streets; Dec. 8, St John United Church of Christ, Pine and Biddle Streets; Dec. 15, New Life Assembly of God, Schuylkill Avenue.

The public is welcome to attend. a light luncheon will be served following each noontime service.

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.