Saturday, August 23, 2014

Community Columns

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Lions board meets

The Western Pocono Lions Club board of directors will meet at the Western Pocono Community Library at 7 o'clock tonight. All Lions are welcome.

At the club's July meeting, the speaker was from Family Promise of Monroe County. The organization helps homeless families get back into permanent housing with the help of area churches.

The club voted to give Family Promise a donation.

Lioness speakers

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Summit Hill

Electronics recycling

Electronics recycling in the borough of Summit Hill will be Aug. 13. Items must be out at the curb the night before.

Included in the event are: televisions, computers, keyboards, monitors, etc. All televisions must be in one piece with no parts removed or they will not be taken.

This will be a curbside pickup for Summit Hill residents only.

Help with addiction

If you or someone you know is struggling with drug and/or alcohol abuse and wants to get help, be sure to attend Church on the Rock at 11 a.m. Aug. 10.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Senior drivers

The Tamaqua Salvation Army will host AARP Safe Driving classes, full certification and refresher, in August. The classes are open to anyone age 50 or older.

The full certification, 8-hour class will be held in two sessions, from noon to 4 p.m. on Aug. 18 and Aug. 19. The refresher class, which is four hours, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Aug. 21.

James Greaser will be the instructor for all sessions. The refresher course is available to those who have completed the full certification class within the past 36 months.

Friday, August 1, 2014


The menu for the free children's lunch next week at Meed's Church, 126 W Catawissa St. in Nesquehoning is as follows:

Ÿ Monday: Breakfast for lunch including eggs, sausage and toast

Ÿ Tuesday: Turkey BBQ, mashed potatoes, greens beans

Ÿ Wednesday: Macaroni and cheese, applesauce, carrot sticks

Ÿ Thursday: Chicken nuggets, fries, Jell-O

Ÿ Friday: Grilled cheese, applesauce, pudding

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Night out

The Tamaqua Safety Initiative is organizing events for National Night Out, an effort to help fight crime on America's streets. The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, with most activities planned for the area near the Tamaqua Art Center at 125 Pine St.

Entertainment will be provided by "Original Sounds." To date, more than 20 organizations have indicated they will be taking part in the event.

The Tamaqua Salvation Army will be conducting a Kidz Karnival, from 2 to 9 p.m. that day at the North Railroad Street parking lot.

Soup social

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Bethany EC


Sunday worship with the Rev. Jeff Stansbury, pastor, will take place at 10:45 a.m.

Sunday school will be held at 9:30 a.m. Classes are for all ages, including adults.

Ladies Bible study is 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Wrapped in Prayer Ministry is 7 p.m. Friday

Church picnic at Phifer's Ice Dam from 1-5 p.m. Saturday.



First Saturday worship with Holy Communion at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. 3rd St., Lehighton, is at 5 p.m. The Rev. Michael Frost, pastor at Zion's Stone Church, New Ringgold, presides.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Summit Hill

Flag program

The Summit Hill Lions Club is continuing its American flag program in memory and honor of veterans from Summit Hill.

Throughout the good weather months, the flag will fly in Ludlow Park in memory or honor of the veterans.

Family members of veterans, or veterans themselves, can request to be scheduled by contacting Joseph O'Gurek at 570-645-5171.

During the week of July 28, the flag will be flown in memory of John, Michael and Joseph Lawrence, three brothers who were Army veterans of World War II.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Blood drive today

An American Red Cross blood drive is being held today, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Gilbert. Visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule an appointment if any are still available.

Rotary speaker

West End Rotary meets at 7:30 a.m. on Thursdays in the community room of the Western Pocono Community Library, Route 209 in Brodheadsville. This Thursday the club will hear a presentation by Dawn Daignault from the Human Resource Center in Effort.



Wednesday, July 30, 2014



Stephen Toth, principal at Tamaqua Area High School, has announced that freshman orientation for the 2014-2015 school year will begin at 7 p.m. on Aug. 13, in the school district auditorium.

Parents and new students will be provided information on student schedules and activities, facilities and discipline.

Tours will not be given that evening, but may be scheduled by calling 570-668-1901, between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Summer concerts

Friday, July 25, 2014

Needs cheering

A Card Shower is requested for Thomas Markley, 100 Old Woods Road, Lehighton, PA 18235.

He has been housebound the last three months and will be in the future. He could use some cheering up.