Saturday, December 20, 2014

Community Columns

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Street sweeper

Winter must be right around the corner as weekly street sweeping operations in Tamaqua have been discontinued. The schedule will resume in spring of 2015. Streets will be posted and notices will be placed in the Times News to notify the public.

For more information, call Tamaqua Borough Hall at 570-668-3444. The office is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Jazz Chorale

The Tamaqua High School Jazz Chorale will be the special musical guest at the Fourth Annual Tamaqua Community Advent Breakfast, which will be held Dec. 13.

Friday, November 14, 2014


Medicare enrollment

The Panther Valley Public Library at 117 E. Bertsch St. in Lansford will be assisting seniors during open enrollment for Medicare part C and D every Wednesday through Dec. 7 during regular library hours.

Counselors will assist consumers in finding a drug plan or a Medicare Part C plan.

This service is available by appointment.

Please call the library to set up an appointment date and time at 570-645-3780.

Preschool story hour

Friday, November 14, 2014

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Nov. 11 at the Ryan Township Fire Company in Barnesville with 52 members attending. A special tribute was offered to those members who served in the military in honor of Veterans Day.

The business session was conducted by President Eleanor Schmerfeld. Ruthann Feane offered the invocation, "God's Wondrous Blessing."

Friday, November 14, 2014

Project One Step

Members of St. Matthew's UCC will be participating in Project One Step's benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Stroudsburg Area High School auditorium. They will be performing "Images of Adoration," written and directed by Pepper Choplin.

Exercising seniors

There is a low-impact exercise class for those over 55 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Company.

Free presentation

Thursday, November 13, 2014


VFW Ladies


The regular monthly meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Nesquehoning Memorial VFW Post 8008 will be held on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m.

President Cheri Santore will preside at the session, which will be held at the Post Home on East Center Street.

Plans for the annual Auxiliary Christmas party will be made. All members are invited to attend.

Members are reminded that dues are now payable.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Board of Health

The November meeting of the Tamaqua Board of Health was held at the municipal building with James Gormley, Earl Boettger, Shirley Becker, health officer Judith Hadesty R.N. and health enforcement officer Matthew Meyers in attendance.

Meyers reported 62 health licenses have been approved in 2014. He also received and adjusted 15 complaints: eight concerning trash/rubbish; three for animal waste; three properties determined to be unfit for human habitation; and one leaking sewer. There were no cases of reportable diseases for October.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

All night party

Lehighton Area High School All Night Party planning committee will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the high school in the rear of the auditorium.

For more information email

Community dinner

All Saints Episcopal Church, 301 N. Second St., Lehighton, will host its free monthly community dinner from 4-6 p.m., Nov. 20. All are welcome.

Trinity Highlights

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Slatington Lions Club

The Slatington Lions Club will hold an indoor meeting at the Moose at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

It will be held in conjunction with awards night.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Trinity Highlights

Sunday worship with Holy Communion at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., begins at 9 a.m. Designated pastor the Rev. Nancy L. Moore presides. Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

The annual meeting of the congregation begins at 10:15 a.m. Agenda items include Trinity's building projects under consideration, election of council members and more. Sunday School classes will not meet Sunday; classes will resume Nov. 23.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Rotary mixer

The West End Rotary Club will hold a mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday at Cherry's Sunset Diner in Kresgeville.

Drop by and see how to make a difference in the community and in your career.

Lecture coming

Your Grandma's Medicine Cabinet, a winter health talk, will be presented at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Café.

Keri DiAngelis, certified holistic health practitioner, nutritionist and herbalist is the presenter. Call her at 570-478-3478 tonight to RSVP.

Seniors menu