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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Looking good

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., Jan. 24, at the Carbon/Tamaqua Unit Office, 33 W. Ridge St., Lansford.

The session is free and open to all local female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment.

During the session, trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Democratic club

The Nesquehoning Democratic Club will hold a meeting on Sunday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Lions Club building.

All interested Democrats are invited to discuss various positions on the ballot for the upcoming primary election on May 17. Refreshments will be served.

Woman's club

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lehighton AMVETS, Elwood Miller Post 106, will hold their monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16 at the Lehighton V.F.W.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group meets every Thursday, at 1 p.m., at the Tamaqua Community Center, located to the rear of Boyer's Food Mart.

Last week's meeting was attended by 72 members and one guest, Eleanor Arner. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session.

Vice President Doris Roberts reported sending a sympathy card to Muriel Wehr. Jane Tartar was added to the sick list.

One new member, Sylvania Houseman, was welcomed to the group.

Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join. The meeting room is handicap accessible.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Tamaqua Public Library is open Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Please note that the library will be open on Jan. 17, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.

Spring Storytime

The library will once again conduct its Spring Storytime. This year's theme is "See if you can guess the theme of the day."

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Nesquehoning

Snow parking ordinance

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Kindergarten registration

Kindergarten registration in the Northern Lehigh School District will be held Jan. 24, 25, and 26 at Peters Elementary School, 4055 Friedens Rd., Slatington.

Registration is by appointment only. Please call as soon as possible for an appointment.

Call (610) 767-9827 between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Over 60 Club

The Palmerton Over 60 Club will meet at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at Palmerton Borough Hall. The program will be bingo and cards.

Camera Club

From 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 15, the Palmerton Camera Club will hold a free camera workshop at the Palmerton Area Library, 402 Delaware Ave., Palmerton. Did you get a new camera for Christmas and don't know how to use it? Bring your camera and manual, and get your questions answered. Call the library at (610) 826-3424 for information.

Library board

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A book discussion group is forming at the Lehighton Area Memorial Library. The club will meet on the third Tuesday of every month and will discuss a different book each month. Come join us for a rewarding and fulfilling experience. The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18. The book to be discussed is "Last Night at the Lobster," by Stewart O'Nan. For more details, contact the library at (610) 377-2750 or liblehtn@ptd.net.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Snow rules

With the possibility of winter weather lurking every week, Tamaqua residents are reminded of borough rules concerning sidewalks.

Property owners are required to maintain a clear path, at least three feet wide, on sidewalks. Snow and/or ice must be removed from these pathways within 24 hours of the end of a snowstorm.

Snow, ice and other materials may not be thrown into the streets. Fines may be imposed on anyone caught throwing snow or ice into the street or who fails to maintain a snow free pathway.