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Community Columns

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Library news

The Tamaqua Public Library will be as busy as a beehive this summer, with numerous activities, book club meetings and fundraisers on the schedule.

The summer reading group for teens and young adults, ages 12 to 19, began Friday and will be held every other Friday until Aug. 21. Times will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The theme will be to "Unmask" the heroes within everyone. Incentives will be offered for reading and volunteering.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Generous donation

The West End Fire Company of Brodheadsville thanks Girl Scout Troop 50394 Juniors for gathering stuffed animals for around the community as part of the Scouts Bronze award.

Approximately 1,500 were donated to the West End Fire Company to be distributed to children involved in accidents, fires or other types of emergencies.

A huge thank you to the Girl Scouts for completing this project, company member Ray Achey said.

Free chalk talk

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Palmerton Camera Club

There will be two events for this month's Palmerton Camera Club meeting at 7:30 p.m. June 25.

The first is the presentation and awards of the Photography Scavenger Hunt. Individual category awards and a Club Award trophy will be presented. This is a perpetual trophy that the winning club will keep for the next year. The Palmerton Camera Club won the trophy last year and hopes to keep it for another year.

This is the second year competing against the Pocono Camera Club. All of the entries from both clubs will be shown.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club met May 26 with President Kathy McGee conducting the business meeting. Guest speaker was Regina Kromer, a master gardener with the Schuylkill Master Gardener Program. She spoke about using compressed disks for starting seeds and offered numerous other gardening tips.

Club members discussed the annual Schuylkill County Fair, which will be held from July 27 through Aug. 1.

Joan Fritz and Charlotte Lorah served as the lunch committee.

The next meeting will be held on June 23 in the social hall.

Summer reading

Friday, June 12, 2015

Panther Valley

Panther Valley Band

Panther Valley High School band will have summer practice on Tuesday and Wednesday, and again on July 7 and July 21 in the PVHS band room from 7-8 p.m.

Band camp will run Aug. 6-18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the high school.


Free lunch

The free children's lunch program is back at Meed's Church, 126 Catawissa St, Nesquehoning. The program will run from Monday through Aug. 14.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Menus are subject to change.

Thursday, June 11, 2015


Al-Anon meetings

Al-Anon group meets Mondays at 7:15 p.m. at St. Katharine Drexel Church Hall, 120 E. Abbott St., Lansford.

Al-Anon is a nonprofit, worldwide support organization helping families and friends of loved ones suffering from addiction.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Trinity happenings

Sunday worship at Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., Lehighton, begins at 9 a.m. Guest pastor the Rev. Manfred Bahmann presides. Musical selections will be provided by the Trinity Praise Band. Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

Free yoga sessions are available Friday afternoons from 2-3 p.m. Enter at the Third Street office door to go to the youth room. Bring your own mat and water. No baby-sitting service is available.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Market vouchers

The 2015 Senior Farm Market Nutrition Program, which provides eligible older adults with vouchers for use at farm markets, will begin distributing the vouchers this month. Vouchers provide health benefits to low-income seniors by providing them with locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. The program is also designed to expand the awareness and use of farmers markets.

In Tamaqua, vouchers will be distributed Wednesday at the Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Burn ban lifted

Eldred Township leadership has decided the burn ban can be lifted in light of the rainfall and wet conditions.

Residents may resume outdoor burning. However, since conditions can rapidly turn hot and dry at this time of year, residents should use caution if and when they do burn.

Victorian tea

Effort UMC's Methodist Church Women are hosting their Victorian tea from 2-4 p.m. Sunday. However, RSVPs are due today. Call the church at 570-629-1890 to make that reservation.

Burger lecture

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Teen readers

The Tamaqua public Library will Summer Reading programs for children of all ages.

For teens and young adults, ages 12 to 19, the program will begin Friday and be held every other Friday until Aug. 21. Times will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The theme will be to "Unmask" the heroes within everyone. Incentives will be offered for reading and volunteering.

For more information, or to register, call 570-668-4660.

Summer concerts