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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hometown Nazareth

St. John's and Zion's Lutheran Churches have combined forces to host a Vacation Bible School program from July 11-15. Themed "Hometown Nazareth – Where Jesus Was a Kid," the program will be held at Zion Lutheran Church from 6-8 p.m., with closing ceremonies at 6 p.m. on July 15.

In addition, an outreach program, "Operation Kid to Kid," is being offered for students in grades three through six.

Older students and adults are needed as helpers.

For more information, or to register a child, call (570) 668-2180 or 668-4554.

SS. Peter and Paul

Friday, June 24, 2011

Relay weekend

The Tamaqua Carbon Unit of the American Cancer Society will hold its annual Relay For Life event this weekend at the Hometown Farmers' Market on SR54. The event will begin at 2 p.m. Friday with ending ceremonies at 2 p.m. Saturday. This is the local unit's 18th anniversary.

This year's goal is $90,000. One of the highlights of the annual event is the Survivors Victory Lap, which will take place Friday (today) at 7 p.m. A free breakfast for survivors will be served Saturday at 9 a.m.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Arts camp

St. Jerome's Regional School is offering a second session of summer performing arts camp for Tamaqua area students in grades 2-8.

The session will conclude with a full musical production.

In addition to performing, participants will learn about directing plays, set building, staging and communication skills.

The camp will run from July 11 to July 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Features will include intensive acting, singing, movement, fun activities and play time.

For more information, call (570) 668-2757.

Democrats to meet

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Tamaqua Historical Society will meet today at 7 p.m. at the Tamaqua Art Gallery located at 114 West Broad Street in Tamaqua. Community members and volunteers are always encouraged to attend. For more information on how you can help or volunteer with the Society, museum and yearly activities, please call (570) 668-1234 anytime.

Friday, June 17, 2011

SS. Peter and Paul Church

The SS. Peter and Paul 100th anniversary planning committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday in the church rectory.

CCD parents with children who will be in second and third grades for the 2011-2012 school year are invited to attend an important meeting regarding sacramental preparation for the coming year at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 27 in the St. Jerome Regional School gym.

Registration for St. Jerome Regional School for the 2011-2012 can still be made. For more information, contact the school office at (570) 668-2757.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Fair guides

State Rep. Jerry Knowles is making free copies of the 2011 Pennsylvania Fair Guide available to his constituents. The guide lists the dates, locations and contact numbers for more than 100 agricultural fairs/events scheduled for this summer and fall.

The state Department of Agriculture also hosts the annual Pennsylvania State Farm Show, the largest indoor agricultural exhibition in the country. That event is always held at the beginning of the year. Next year's event is scheduled for Jan. 7-14, 2012.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

LCCC summer

Summer hours are in effect at Lehigh Carbon Community Campus Morgan Center in Tamaqua. The center will be open Mondays and Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.; and Thursdays, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, call (570) 668-6880.

Seniors meet

The Tamaqua Seniors met on June 9 at the Tamaqua Community Center. There were 79 members present and two guests, Carol Baker and William Linkhorst. Invocation was given by Rose Valle entitled, "Beauty Lives in Springtime." Janene Holter was the guest speaker on crime prevention.

Friday, June 10, 2011

ACS makeover

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., June 13, at the Carbon-Tamaqua Office of the American Cancer Society, 33 W. Ridge Street, Lansford.

The session is free and open to all local female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment.

During the session, trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


An American Red Cross Bloodmobile held in Tamaqua on May 25 collected a total of 47 units of the "gift of life." St. John United Church of Christ, Pine and Biddle streets, served as the collection site.

There were two first time donors, Zachary Bachman and Schuyler Schmidt. Multi-gallon pins were awarded to: David Mace, 8 gallons; Paul Kern, 16 gallons; and John Handler, 20 gallons.

Volunteers included Bob and Dolly Shirey, Joan Camerini, Dolores Martin and Darlene Zeckman.

This visit was sponsored by The Broad Street Deli.

Rush taxes

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club held its May meeting in the social hall of Zions Church, Lewistown Valley. The business session was conducted by President June Leiby. Special guest speaker was Jean Bachert.

Bachert spoke about using "crackle" medium for decorating floral containers made of wood and other items. She also demonstrated creating a floral arrangements and held a question and answer session.

Members discussed the upcoming Schuylkill County Fair, scheduled for Aug.1-6, and reviewed the criteria for the Artistic Arrangements section.