Thursday, December 25, 2014

Community Columns

Friday, October 24, 2014


Historical society

The next meeting of the Nesquehoning Historical Society will be 6 p.m. Tuesday at the borough hall, 114 W. Catawissa Street.

Guest speaker will be John C. LaRizzio, author of "Hey, Milkman!" The book is about his experiences as a milk delivery person in Nesquehoning.

LaRizzio grew up in Nesquehoning in the '60s and had a milk delivery route for five years while he was attending high school and college. He wrote "Hey, Milkman!" to share his memories and the insights about life that he gained through his daily work.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Tax exemptions

The Schuylkill County and Tamaqua Borough Per Capita and Occupation Tax Exemption Forms for the year 2015 will be available as of Nov. 3 for borough of Tamaqua residents.

The exemption forms can be obtained at the Tamaqua Municipal Building, 320 E. Broad St., Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Forms will also be available at tax collector Pamela McCullion's office, the Tamaqua Area School District Administration building, the Tamaqua ABC High Rise, Majestic House Apartment Complex, the Tamaqua Public Library and the Tamaqua Post Office.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Laymen's Fellowship

The Laymen's Fellowship of St. Matthew's UCC will be holding its Annual Bazaar on Nov. 8 at the Kunkletown Firehouse.

They are in need of donations for the basket auction and raffle items and baked goods for the bake sale. Basket donations can be dropped off at the church during office hours, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The baked items should be dropped off at the firehouse Nov. 7 or early Saturday morning, Nov. 8. Call 610-381-2442 for more information.

Trunk or Treat

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Al-Anon meetings

The Al-Anon group will meet 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, October 23, 2014

Bethany EC Church

Sunday worship, the Rev. Jeff Stansbury, pastor, 10:45 a.m.

Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages, including adult Bible study class. Sunday evening contemporary worship, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in fellowship hall.

Kid's Club (ages K-seventh grade), Monday at 5:30 p.m. Ladies Bible study 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Men's Bible study at McDonald's at 5:15 a.m. Thursday. Wrapped in Prayer ministry at 7 p.m. Friday.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Art exhibit

The Tamaqua Community Arts Center will host a meet-and-greet session for photographer Tom Applegate from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Applegate grew up in Tamaqua and developed a love of horror movies. With camera in hand, he began taking glamour, gothic and steampunk-style photos before branching out into landscapes and macro photography. His current favorite art style is "chromakey," where he creates fantasy worlds through the use of backdrops.

His newest exhibit, "Darker Side of the Lens," is perfect for Halloween.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Trick or treat

Trick or Treat night in Coaldale will be observed from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30.

Summit Hill

Food Pantry

Remaining 2014 food distribution dates for the Summit Hill Food Pantry are as follows: Tuesday, Nov. 24 and Dec. 22.

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.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Miller Blood Drive

Miller-Keystone Blood Center's next Palmerton community blood drive will be from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday at First United Church of Christ, next to Palmerton Borough Hall.

It is sponsored by Janet Snyder and Jean Fritzinger.

Previous Miller donors should receive a phone call or email reminder asking them to donate. Trima machine donors will need appointments. Whole-blood donors may make appointments and are also welcome as walk-ins. Please bring your Miller ID cards.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Soup social

Monthly soup socials are held at Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Lafayette St. The next outreach social will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 1. The free event is part of Trinity's monthly "Feeding the Hungry" program.

Those attending are reminded to use the lower parking lot entrance into Founder's Hall.

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met Oct. 16 with 62 members in attendance. Two new members, Carol and David Faust, were given a warm welcome.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Coats and boots

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church is holding a coat and boot drive for the Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network, both new and gently used.

The church is accepting donations in all sizes, male and female, child to adult. Donations may be put on the marked table in McCawley Hall.

Senior lunches