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Friday, August 5, 2011

A free seminar called "How to survive the Zombie Apocalypse & Other Disasters Seminar" will be held Saturday at the I Said Read Me Bookstore, 14 West Broad Street, Tamaqua, starting at 2 p.m. For more information about the free seminar, call Bob Pickett at (570) 205-1003.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Tamaqua's annual Sidewalk and Community Yard Sale, organized by the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce, will be held tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or later. The yard sale and sidewalk locations are listed in today's TIMES NEWS or can be picked up at the Chamber office today before 5 p.m. or during the sale, 114 West Broad Street. The town-wide event will be held rain or shine and includes a new clothing and flea market sale at the Salvation Army. FMI: (570) 668-1880 or visit

Friday, August 5, 2011

Any Tamaqua firefighters interested in joining the Tamaqua Fire Police are encouraged to attend their next meeting at the Tamaqua Borough Hall on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. FMI: (570) 668-1234.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Class of 1957

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1957 will meet Aug. 20 at the home of John and Betty Lezousky, Schnecksville.

Classmates will meet at 1 p.m. to begin planning a 55-year anniversary reunion, which will be held in 2012.

All members of the class are welcome to attend.

For more information, or directions, call the Lezouskys at (610) 767-2700 or Larry and Nancy Kabana at (570) 668-0346.

Middle school orientation

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sorority news

The Preceptor Alpha Upsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met July 28 at Heisler's Dairy Bar. The meeting included an installation of officers for 2011-2012. The officer slate included: Lori Schmerfeld, president; Donna Gerber, vice president; Donna Sterling, recording secretary; Pat Kibbler, corresponding secretary; and Marie Umbriac, treasurer.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. held a Summer picnic at the Grier City Playground with 51 members and 2 guests in attendance. The meal was catered by Christy Joy.

President Eleanor Schmerfeld led the group invocation. Activities included a Chinese Auction and bingo.

The group meets the second and fourth Monday of every month at the Ryan Township Fire Company. Anyone 50 or older is welcome to join.

Cross country

Thursday, July 28, 2011

St. John's Lutheran

The Rev. Phyllis Wolford will officiate at the 9:15 a.m. worship service this Sunday in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Activities for next week will include: Monday, Worship and Music Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Learning Ministry Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens met last week with 82 members in attendance. One new member, Marie Williams, and one guest, Jan Cavarella, were welcomed.

The business meeting was conducted by President Jean Machamer and Rose Vallee provided the invocation, entitled "It Only Takes A Moment." Jane Springer was added to the sick list, while it was reported that Alice Miller and Doris Brobst are recuperating at their homes.

Friday, July 22, 2011

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. A children's service will be included. Sunday school classes will be held at 9:30 a.m.

Zion's Youth Group will meet July 22, from 7-9 p.m., at the social hall.

The Annual Joint Church retreat will be held July 29-31 at the Boy Scout Camp in New Ringgold.

High school parking

Student parking at the Tamaqua Area Senior High School will once again be by permit only.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Financial seminar

Individuals and families will have the opportunity to learn ways to prepare for financial security as the Tamaqua Salvation Army offers a free preview of Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Seminar. The free session will be held July 28, at 6 p.m. Participants will also be eligible for a free Financial Peace University membership.

Following the preview, regular classes will be held in September.

All sessions will be held at the Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St. For more information, or to register, call (570) 668-0410.

Bethany EC