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Friday, April 2, 2010

Due to construction work being done on East Phillip Street between Second and Third streets, the school bus stop will be temporarily moved to the corner of Second Street and East Phillip Street, and the corner of Fourth and East Phillip Street.

This move is only until the work is done and should be for about three weeks. Upon completion, the bus stop will resume its usual place on East Phillip between Second and Third streets.

Residents should also note that the winter parking regulations are no longer in effect.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Polk Twp. Historical Society Meeting

The Polk Township Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, April 5 at 7 p.m. at the Polk Township Municipal Building in Kresgeville. Before the business meeting, Elmer Heissam and Norman Burger will present recent photos of the remaining Polk Township barns. Over the years, these barns have steadily disappeared. Today, less than half of them remain.

The public is invited to this presentation and to join the discussion about our barns and their history.

For additional information, call Pat at 610-681-8984.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Conservation Club

The Nesquehoning Conservation Club will hold a meeting on April 7 at 6:30 p.m., at MapleShade Meadows. Members are urged to attend this meeting as plans for the upcoming Children's Fishing Derby on May 8 will be finalized. The 2010 dues can be paid at the meeting or to any club officer.

Don't forget to bring your Redner's Save A Tapes to the meeting.

A thank you goes out to all the volunteers who helped with the stream work this past Saturday. The club is planning another event for Saturday, April 10.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Fishing derby

The Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its Second Annual Fishing Derby on April 10 at the Rabbit Run Reservoir.

Hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in adult and child categories for the highest total weight of fish caught.

Pre-registrations are now being accepted at the chamber office, 114 W. Broad St., and at Tom's Auto and Marine, Greenwood Street and Mountain Avenue.

For more information, call (570) 668-1880.

YMCA hunt

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Conservation Club

The Nesquehoning Conservation Club will hold a meeting on April 7 at 6:30 p.m., at MapleShade Meadows.

Members are urged to attend this meeting as plans for the upcoming Children's Fishing Derby on May 8 will be finalized.

The 2010 dues can be paid at the meeting or to any club officer.

Don't forget to bring your Redner's Save A Tapes to the meeting.

A thank you goes out to all the volunteers who helped with the stream work this past Saturday.

The club is planning another event for Saturday, April 10.

Shade Tree plans

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Slatington Library News

The library will be celebrating National Library Week by holding a Book Fair at Barnes & Noble in the Lifestyle Center, Whitehall, on Friday, April 16, from 6-8:30 p.m. For more information, contact the library.

In recognition of National Library Week, the month of April will be a month of amnesty for all patrons with overdue books. No overdue fees will be charged. If you have a library book that is overdue, please return it, no questions asked. The book drop is always open.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Holy Week Services

The following local churches have announced their services for Holy Week.

St. John's Lutheran Church, South Ave., Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. with the Rite of First Holy Communion and the stripping of the altar. Good Friday service at 2 p.m. There will be no service on Saturday and only one service, on Easter Sunday, that being at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Class of 1969

The Tamaqua Class of 1969 will hold an initial planning session for its next reunion on April 29, at 7 p.m., at the Restaurant at the Station. All class members are welcome to attend.

For more information, call Dave at (570) 386-5203 or 225-5586.

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met last week with 75 members in attendance. The business session was conducted by President Jean Machamer, who also offered several readings later in the meeting. Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "Always Near You."

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

PV Senior Center

The Panther Valley Senior Center has announced its list of activities for April.

The Senior Game Practices will be held each Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Lehighton Senior Center. Chair exercises are held on Mondays and Fridays at the PV Senior Center starting at 10 a.m.

On April 1 wear something silly for April Fool's Day. April 2 is Good Friday and the center is closed.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Newspaper Drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, April 3. There will be one sweep of the Palmerton, Aquashicola, and Little Gap areas beginning at 8 a.m.

Papers should be bundled and placed within sight of the collectors. They are collecting papers only, no magazines. They also need brown grocery size paper bags.