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Community Columns

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Smoke detectors

The Tamaqua Fire Department is giving away a limited number of free smoke detectors to interested borough residents. All residents are eligible, but priority will be given to homes with children under the age of 18 and/or elderly residents. The only stipulation is that all free detectors must be installed by a representative of the Tamaqua Fire Department

The free detectors are available thanks to a grant administered by the state Fire Commissioner's Office and the Schuylkill County Fire Chiefs Association.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Chestnuthill supervisors

The Chestnuthilll board of supervisors is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the township municipal building on Route 715.

UMW picnic

United Methodist Women of Effort UMC will host the Eighth United Methodist Women Family Picnic for the congregational "family" at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 9, at the church. The UMW will provide the meats and drinks, but other UMC host attendees are asked to bring a covered dish to share.

Anyone with questions can call the church office during regular office hours at (570) 629-1890.

Monday, August 2, 2010
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS The first Camping World Truck Series race was held at Pocono Raceway this past weekend with Elliott Sadler coming away with the win. Here the car of James Bueschler gets worked on.

LONG POND - Elliott Sadler isn't ready to be written off.

On Saturday at Pocono Raceway, he showed why. Pulling away on the second attempt at a green-white-checkered-flag finish, Sadler won the Pocono Mountains 125 Camping World Truck Series race from the pole, his first victory since 2004 in any of NASCAR's top three touring series.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Touchdown Club

Members of the Jim Thorpe Touchdown Club will begin their new season, with a meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 6 p.m. in the commons area of the high school. Parents, relatives and friends of Jim Thorpe football players in grades seventh through 12th, are invited to attend the meetings and help plan events for the upcoming year.

Monday, August 2, 2010

PV knee-hi

The PV Knee-Hi will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug 10 following practice at 8 p.m. at the Sports Zoo in Lansford.

Golden Agers

An inspirational message "A Different Way to View the Day" was read by Minnie Kennedy at the July 26 meeting of the Panther Valley Golden Agers. The Pledge of Allegiance and singing of God Bless America followed. Irene Hudasky led the group singing with summer songs.

Welcomed back to the meetings were Martha Ciarvella and Murph Shigo. New member Palma Giglotti was introduced and welcomed.

Monday, August 2, 2010
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Jeff Gordon (right) talks to Dale Earnhardt Jr. prior to a practice run this weekend at Pocono International Raceway. Gordon sits in second place in the points standings, while Earnhardt finds himself 129 points behind the 12th and final Chase spot with five races remaining.

LONG POND - Jeff Gordon was focused straight ahead as he circled the 2-1/2 mile tri-oval at Pocono International Raceway for Sunday's Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500.

This time of year, many drivers are caught looking over their shoulders.

Monday, August 2, 2010
MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS Greg Biffle stands at left in Victory Lane with the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 trophy with crew members and Sprint Cup officials after winning the 200 lap race at Pocono Raceway.

LONG POND – The week surely did not start well for Roush-Fenway racing, but it sure did finish well.

After missing out on a win at Indy last Sunday, mastermind owner Jack Roush found himself holed up in a Wisconsin hospital when he crashed his plane while landing on Tuesday.

All his team did was rally together for a strong finish as Greg Biffle won the Pennsylvania 500 while teammate Carl Edwards finished third.

Oddly enough, with Roush away, it was a pit decision that sprung Biffle to the victory lane.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Vacation Bible School

St. Matthew's UCC is holding Vacation Bible School this week starting at 9 a.m. Bring your kids from ages 4-12 for fun, games, crafts, music and Bible stories told in an exciting jungle theme.

Sunday School picnic

The 121st Annual St. Matthew's UCC's Sunday School Kunkletown Picnic will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14. All entertainment and activities are free. Olde Friends will perform from 3-6 p.m. Children's games begin at 4 p.m. followed by a Kiddie Cake Walk, fishing pond and a frog jumping contest. (Bring your own frog.)

Monday, August 2, 2010

First Steps

First Steps, a support group for mothers, will have its monthly meeting this Tuesday at the Primitive Methodist Church, 55 Hunter St., Tamaqua. The meeting will be held in the church social room from 6-8 p.m.

Participants will share a hot meal and discover fun exercises for children.

The sessions are free and open to the public. Child care for all ages will be provided free of charge. New members and volunteers are welcome.

For more information, call Linda Murphy at (570) 668-2972 or the Rev. Rodney Hall at 668-2191.

Elementary orientation

Friday, July 30, 2010

First Steps

First Steps, a support group for mothers, will have its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the Primitive Methodist Church, 55 Hunter St., Tamaqua. The meeting will be held in the church social room from 6-8 p.m.

Participants will share a hot meal and discover fun exercises for children.

The sessions are free and open to the public. Child care for all ages will be provided free of charge. New members and volunteers are welcome.

For more information, call Linda Murphy at (570) 668-2972 or the Rev. Rodney Hall at 668-2191.

SAL programs