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Tamaqua

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Lenten services

The Tamaqua Ministerium is sponsoring a series of interdenominational Midweek Lenten services.

All of the services will be held at noon with a light luncheon to follow.

The schedule includes: March 14, First United Methodist, 124 W. Broad St.; March 21, Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St.; and March 28, St. Jerome's Catholic, 266 W. Broad St.

The public is welcome to attend any and all of the services.

St. Peter's Union

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sorority news

Preceptor Alpha Upsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met Feb. 22 at the Sports Zoo in Lansford, complete with Mardi Gras celebration.

Donna Gerber served as hostess, serving traditional New Orleans food such as gumbo, jambalaya and King Cake.

The March 10 breakfast fundraiser has been canceled.

A used clothing drive has been scheduled for June 2.

Members discussed the Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, which will be held March 31, at noon, at the Bungalow Park.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Feb. 28 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 49 members in attendance. Two new members were welcomed, Eleanor Arner and Joyce Krell.

President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation. Reports were presented by secretary Florina Martin and treasurer Shirley Becker. A get-well card was sent to Neal Flexer.

Nancy and Bill Godanis and Dolores and Roger Walck were congratulated on their anniversaries.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Bethany EC

The Rev. Kevin Roberts will officiate at the 8 a.m. traditional and 10:30 a.m. contemporary worship services this Sunday in Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church. Sunday school classes will be held at 9:30 a.m.

Also on Sunday, Triad and growth group leaders will meet at 11:45 a.m., CareNet Steering Committee meets at 2 p.m. and the monthly service at the Tamaqua ABC Hi Rise will be at 6 p.m.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Library news

The Tamaqua Public Library is gearing up for spring with a variety of activities, including some spring cleaning.

Spring story time sessions are scheduled to begin March 12-13. Sessions are open to preschoolers, ages 2-6, and are held Mondays and Tuesdays, from 10-11 a.m. The weekly meetings will conclude the week of April 16.

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

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Older and bolder

The Salvation Army's Older and Bolder group will spring back into action on March 14. The regular Wednesday meetings are held at the Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St., and include a light luncheon. The first meeting of the year will have an Irish/Green theme.

A guest speaker from Diakon will attend the March 21 meeting with an exerette demonstration. Diakon offers a variety of services to those age 50 and older.

The March 28 meeting will include hand bell rehearsal and use of the computer lab.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Democrats to meet

The Eastern Schuylkill Democrats will meet Monday, at 7:30 p0.m., at the East End Fire Company.

Zion Lewistown

The Rev. Sunny Stock will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Zion Church in the Lewistown Valley.

The service will include a children's sermon.

Sunday school classes will meet at 9:30 a.m.

Green challenge

"Helping Wildlife" is the theme for the 2012 Schuylkill County Green Challenge, open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade, in all county public and non-public schools.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Feb. 14 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 41 members and one guest, Eleanor Arner, in attendance.

Vice President Rhoda Purnell conducted the business meeting. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation. Reports were presented by secretary Florina Martin and treasurer Shirley Becker.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sorority news

Members of the Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met Feb. 8 at the Clamtown Tavern. Lori Shmerfeld hosted the meeting, treating members to wings and pizza.

Topics discussed included upcoming events, including a pancake breakfast fundraiser on March 10 at Applebee's in Hazleton; the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt on March 31 at the Bungalow Park; and the mid-eastern convention on June 22-24 in Gettysburg.

Following the business meeting, desserts were served by Donna Hiles and Secret Sister Valentine's gifts were exchanged.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Green challenge

"Helping Wildlife" is the theme for the 2012 Schuylkill County Green Challenge, open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade, in all county public and non-public schools. The challenge has been divided into two age group categories a poster competition for kindergarten through fourth grade, and an essay contest for fifth to eighth grade students.

There will be cash prizes for individual students and mini grants for the schools.