Monday, April 27, 2015

Community Columns

Thursday, March 26, 2015


The Tamaqua Area Student Government Association will host the fourth annual Tamaqua MiniTHON this Saturday from 1 to 9 p.m. at the Tamaqua Senior High School. Activities will be held in the Tamaqua Area High School gymnasium and the natatorium.

The popular faculty versus student basketball game will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. There will also be a student volleyball tournament from 2 to 4 p.m.; a student dodge ball tournament from 4 to 6 p.m.; an open swim party for elementary students from 4 to 6 p.m.; and a dance for middle school students from 7 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, March 26, 2015


First Congregational Church

Holy Week services at First Congregational Church, Coaldale, are as follows:

Sunday 9 a.m. Palm Sunday service with distribution of palms; 10 a.m. Sunday school.

Tuesday Passover Meal and Message of Holy Week in Scripture and Song. The public is invited to attend this service.

Wednesday Nursing home services at 11 a.m. at St. Luke's-Miners, Coaldale, and 1:30 p.m. at MapleShade, Nesquehoning.

April 2 7 p.m. Holy Thursday service with celebration of the Last Supper.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Slatington 150 History Committee

Due to overwhelming demand, the Slatington 150 History Committee will do a limited reprinting of its recently published book, "Slatington at 150 Years: More Stories To Share."

The initial printing of 500 books has sold out, and many people have already expressed interest in purchasing more copies.

Those interested in purchasing a copy of the book should send a check for $50 payable to Slatington 150 Committee and mail to Slatington 150 Committee, P.O. Box 151, Slatington, PA 18080.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Summit Hill

Food Pantry distribution dates

Food distribution dates for the pantry are as follows:

March 31, April 28, May 26, June 23, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 23 and Dec. 21.

The food pantry is located in the Summit Hill Heritage Center on Hazard and Chestnut streets.

Distribution will take place between 10-11:30 a.m. There is to be no parking in the alley before 9:45 a.m. and absolutely no parking in the vacant lot.

Recipients are reminded to bring along extra strong shopping or tote bags.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lenten services

Zion Lutheran Brodheadsville, will have its last midweek Lenten supper and Bible study at 6:15 p.m. and midweek Lenten worship Contemplative Prayer Services at 7:30 p.m. today. That will include a healing service.

Effort Methodist continues with its Lenten services at 7 p.m. today. The topic is Crucified With Criminals, based on Luke 23:39-43.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met March 19 at it new location, the Tamaqua YMCA, 1201 E. Broad St. The meeting was attended by 50 members, with President Melody Weicker conducting the business session.

Secretary Ruthann Feane provided an inspirational reading, "God's World." New members Pat Fredeicks and Sandy Logan were welcomed, and Gladys Arner was added to the sick list.

The seniors meet at 1 p.m. every Thursday. Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join. The YMCA is handicap accessible.

Older and bolder

Friday, March 20, 2015

All shook up

The Tamaqua Area Drama Club will present its production of "All Shook Up," a tribute to the 1950s and Elvis, this weekend in the Tamaqua Area School District Auditorium.

The show will go on at 7 p.m. today, and two performances on Saturday, at 1 and 7 p.m.

Diabetes support

St. Luke's University Health Network will sponsor a diabetes support group. Monthly meetings will begin in April and be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the health network's Miners Campus in Coaldale.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Easter egg hunts

As in the past years, there will be two Easter egg hunts in the Palmerton Borough.

The first will be held at 11 a.m. March 28 at the Palmerton Memorial Park Grove.

Following that one, make your way to the Palmerton Borough Park for another egg hunt at 1 p.m. Come out and enjoy a fun time.

A rain date will be determined.

Community meal

A free community meal will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Episcopal Church, 365 Lafayette Ave. Palmerton.

All are invited to enjoy a free meal and fellowship.

Friday, March 20, 2015


Historical society

The Nesquehoning Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the borough hall, 114 W. Catawissa St.

During the meeting, Bob Dunstan Jr. of Lansford, formerly of Nesquehoning, will be giving a presentation on the lost town of Lausanne.

Dunstan is a 1970 graduate of Panther Valley High School and a lifelong resident of the area.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring fling

East Penn Elementary School Spring Fling will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 28. The event will include a free egg hunt for ages 0-10, a craft show with over 25 vendors and crafters, Kids Carnival, Chinese Auction with prizes including a Great Wolf Lodge Family 4 Pack, Iron Pigs Family pack, Lehigh Valley Laser Tag and more.

This event supports the East Penn Elementary PTO.

Ebenezer UMC

Ebenezer UMC, 119 S. Third St. in Lehighton, is having a pancake breakfast and Easter egg hunt on March 28.