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Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Tamaqua Area Water Authority will begin flushing fire hydrants on May 3.

The entire system will be flushed, with operations expected to continue through May 14.

Flushing will begin Monday, at 7 a.m., in the Dutch Hill area. Automated calls are being made to authority customers to advise them of the flushing. Calling lists were compiled from phone book listings.

Residents and business owners who wish to be notified via cell phone should call borough hall at 668-3444 or 668-0300.

Friday, April 30, 2010

The Summit Hill High School Class of 1957 will hold a reunion luncheon at noon on Thursday, May 27 at Macaluso's at the Lantern on Route 209 in Nesquehoning.

Invitations have been sent to all class members. Those who have not responded are asked to contact Ann Marie Pisklak Lill at (570) 645-2410 by Friday, May 7.

Lee Mantz, president of the Summit Hill Historical Society, will be the featured speaker following the luncheon. He will speak about the borough's history, with emphasis on the class' alma mater Summit Hill High School, which was built nearly a century ago in 1911.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Freshmen orientation

Tamaqua Area High School Principal RuthAnn Gardiner announces a Freshman Orientation will be held for students and parents of incoming freshman for the 2010-11 school year. The orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, May 19, at 7 p.m., in the Tamaqua Area School District Auditorium.

Zion Lewistown

The Rev. Sunny Stock will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Zion Church in the Lewistown Valley. The service will include a children's message and service. Sunday school classes will be held at 9:30 a.m.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Coaldale

First Congregational Church

Morning Worship will be conducted at First Congregational Church at 9 a.m. Sunday May 2, followed by Sunday School at 10 a.m.

Nursing home services will be held at St. Luke's Miners at 11 a.m. and at Maple Shade, Nesquehoning, at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5. Choir rehearsal will take place at 6:30 p.m. that evening.

A Mother's Day Service will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 9, with Sunday School at 10 a.m.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Lions club

The Nesquehoning Lions Club has planned its meeting for Monday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the club building. There will be no dinner at this meeting.

Fishing derby

Children of the surrounding area are invited to the Nesquehoning Conservation Club's annual Fishing Derby on May 8. The registration is at 8 a.m. in the parking lot near CVS on Locust Street.

Each child will receive a prize and first place will be a $250 gift card to Cabela's.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Nesquehoning

Lions club

The Nesquehoning Lions Club has planned its meeting for Monday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the club building. There will be no dinner at this meeting.

Fishing derby

Children of the surrounding area are invited to the Nesquehoning Conservation Club's annual Fishing Derby on May 8. The registration is at 8 a.m. in the parking lot near CVS on Locust Street.

Each child will receive a prize and first place will be a $250 gift card to Cabela's.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Nesquehoning

NCFC auxiliary

The ladies auxiliary to the New Columbus Fire Company will meet on Tuesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. in the fire station. Gerry McConnon, president, reminds everyone to bring their hoagie papers.

The hospitality committee will be Nancy Canzoneri and Martha Ciarvella.

Loyalty Day

Everyone is invited to the annual Loyalty Day on Saturday, May 1 at 6 p.m. at the Nesquehoning VFW Post 8008.

A social hour will follow the program. All auxiliary members planning to attend are reminded to bring a dessert item.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran

A congregational meeting will be held on Sunday, May 2 immediately following the 10:30 a.m. worship service. The purpose of the meeting is to elect new council members and approve the 2009 Annual Report. Mark your calendars and plan to attend.

The altar guild will meet on Thursday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in the ministry room. Members will review altar guild procedures and discuss some purchases which need to be made.

Funding for purchases for the altar generally come out of the Memorial Fund. New members are welcome and needed.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Council meeting

Tamaqua Borough Council's next meeting will be held Wednesday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. The change in schedule is due to the May 18 Primary Election.

Prior to the meeting, a second hearing will be held on potential uses for funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, including an additional $13,000. That hearing will begin at 7 p.m.

Both meetings will be held in the council chambers of borough hall, 320 E. Broad St., Tamaqua. The public is welcome to attend.

Legion auxiliary

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Summit Hill

St. Paul Lutheran

The schedule for St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill, for next week is as follows:

Sunday, May 2, - worship service, 10:30 a.m.; and Confirmation class, 6:30 p.m.

Monday, May 3 - 11 a.m. W.E.L.C.A./Women's Auxiliary meeting will be held at the home of Donnas Miller at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, May 4 - D.O.C.S. meeting, 7 p.m.

League to meet