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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.

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Nesquehoning Recreation Center will hold a Christmas party for children of Nesquehoning, 10 years of age and younger. Call (570) 669-6456 by Wednesday to make reservations. There is no bingo at the center this Wednesday. The Christmas party will be held at 6 p.m. on Dec. 13.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Due to the Christmas party, the Panther Valley Golden Agers will not hold a meeting on Monday, Nov. 22.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thanksgiving service

Dinkey Lutheran and St. Matthew's Lutheran churches will host a joint Thanksgiving service on Wednesday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Franklin Township.

All are welcome to attend.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Lansford

Diocesan board

The Rev. Kenneth A. Medve, pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Diocese of Allentown's Catholic Charities Appeal.

The appointment was announced recently by the Most Rev. John O. Barres, D.D., Bishop of Allentown.

Medve will serve a three-year term that begins immediately and will run through June 13, 2013.

Scholarship program

Friday, November 19, 2010

SAL holidays

The Tamaqua Salvation Army is gearing up for its annual holiday traditions, including the Angel Tree Program and the Christmas Kettle Campaign.

The Angel Tree Program provides a season brightener for needy children who may not otherwise receive any gifts during the holidays.

Names of participating children have been written on angel tags, which are then placed on angel trees at participating locations.

Each Angel Tag provides the name, age, gender, clothing sizes and special Christmas needs/wishes of the child.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

There will be no meeting of the Chestnut Ridge Seniors until Thursday, Dec. 9.

It will be their Christmas dinner and that will be announced later.

St. Matthew's Homecoming

St. Matthew's UCC is inviting everyone to join them for a Homecoming on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 9 a.m. Bring a friend.

They will also be decorating the Christmas tree and it will be followed by brunch.

Secret Sister

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tax exemptions

The Schuylkill County and Tamaqua Borough Per Capita and Occupation Tax Exemption forms for the year 2011 are currently available for Borough of Tamaqua residents.

The exemption forms can be obtained at the Tamaqua Municipal Building, 320 E. Broad St., Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Forms will also be available at tax collector Alan Keer's office, the Tamaqua Area School District Administration building, the Tamaqua ABC High Rise, Majestic House Apartment Complex, the Tamaqua Public Library and the Tamaqua Post Office.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lansford

Christmas party

The St. Ann Society, Branch No. 140, will hold its annual Christmas party on Sunday, Dec. 5, at the Lantern, Nesquehoning. The dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.

Members planning to attend are asked to contact Louise Dunstan, (570) 645-4354.

Summit Hill

To host bloodmobile

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill, will sponsor a bloodmobile visit by the Miller-Keystone Blood Center on Tuesday, Dec. 14, from 2 to 7 p.m., in the church hall.