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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

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lansford Alive

The board of directors of Lansford Alive met April 22 at Rosie's Restaurant, reviewing potential projects to be funded with funds remaining from the Rural Business Enterprise Grant. The board decided to meet with a representative of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Initiative, the funding source. The meeting will be scheduled for the very near future in order to receive approval for the suggested projects.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Tamaqua Area School District in partnership with the Achievement Dinner Committee proudly present the 52nd Annual Achievement Dinner, which will be held on Monday, May 17 at 6 p.m. at Tamaqua Elementary School.

Over 70 Scholarships and $135,000 will be awarded to Tamaqua Area High School students.

Tickets will be available in the high school lobby the week of May 3 during the school day.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Due to the May 18 Primary Election, the next meeting of Tamaqua Borough Council will be held on Wednesday, May 19, 7:30 p.m., in Tamaqua Borough Hall, 320 E. Broad St. The meeting will be preceded, at 7 p.m., by a second public hearing for the potential uses for CDBG funding, including an aditional $13,000 slated for the borough.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Southward Precinct, Tamaqua, is in need of a majority inspector and minority inspector for the May 18, 2010 Election Day. A Republican and a Democrat are needed. The candidates should be actively registered voters.

Direct any inquiries to Frannie Brennan, director of the Election Bureau at (570) 628-1467 or write to 420 N. Centre St., Pottsville, PA 17801. Anyone interested in being a poll inspector should contact Brennan by Friday, April 30.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met last week with 76 members in attendance. Two new members were welcomed to the group, Shirley Driesbach and Rose Kasch. The business session was conducted by secretary Eleanor Schmerfeld, who also offered her weekly report later in the meeting. Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "Little Things."

It was reported that Rose Fritz is a patient in the St. Luke's Miners Memorial Geriatric Center and the 2010 membership reached the 150 mark.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Parryville Borough Council is interested in hearing your opinion on the current shared police service agreement with Weissport. The council is considering a proposal in which the borough would begin paying for this service. Council is interested in feedback from the residents on the proposal. The council meeting will be held on April 30 at 7 p.m. at the Parryville Fire Company to share your thoughts.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tamaqua Area High School Principal RuthAnn Gardiner has announced 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.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lions Club

The Palmerton Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, May 3, at the Palmerton Community Center, 217 Franklin Ave., Palmerton.

Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, May 1. 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. The shiny inserts are acceptable. They also need grocery size brown paper bags.