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Published March 30. 2012 05:01PM

Sweeper schedule

Spring has officially arrived, heralding the return of the Tamaqua Borough street sweeper. Regular street cleaning operations will begin on Monday, April 2, with streets posted the day before sweeping is scheduled.

Permanently posted streets are swept every Thursday and Friday, beginning at 5 a.m. Those streets include portions of Broad, Berwick, Center, Pine, Railroad, Swatara and Nescopec streets.

Drivers must remove their vehicles from posted streets and are reminded to wait until after operations are completed before moving their cars back to the cleaned streets. Vehicles that are not removed from posted streets are subject to ticketing and towing at the owner's expense.

The schedule will be published periodically and operations will continue as needed. Schedules are always subject to change, dependent on the weather and work schedules.

Further information is available at the Tamaqua Municipal Building, 320 E. Broad St., or by calling (570) 668-3444, 668-0300 between normal business hours. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Little Lions

St. Jerome's Little Lions Preschool will conduct an Open House on April 19. The Open House will be held from 6-7 p.m.

Programs are available for 3- and 4-year-old children. The preschool offers a well rounded, Christian-based program designed to develop children socially, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually.

Tours will be given and educators will be on hand to answer any questions.

For more information, call (570) 668-2651.

Class of 1943

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1943 will see a change of plans for its 69th anniversary reunion, which will be held on June 16. Due to a reconstruction project at the Owl Creek Dams, the reunion has been moved to La Dolce Casa, 16 W. Broad St., Tamaqua. Festivities will begin at 11:30 a.m. Reservation deadline will be June 1. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Harry Fetterman at (570) 668-3034.

Egg hunt

The Marketing Committee of the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce will host its Seventh Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Depot Square Park on Saturday, April 7. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and is open to toddlers and children up to the age of 9.

No registration is required.

For more information, contact the chamber at (570) 668-1880.

Zion Lewistown

The Rev. Sunny Stock will officiate at the 11:45 a.m. worship service this Palm Sunday in Zion Church in the Lewistown Valley. The service will include a presentation of the Easter Cantata.

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

Zion Lutheran

The Rev. Jeffrey Kistler will officiate at the 9:30 a.m. worship service this Palm Sunday in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. The service will include the Sacrament of Holy Communion and will be followed by a coffee fellowship. Sunday school classes will meet at 8:30 a.m.

Also on Sunday, a Bible study session will be at 4 p.m. and the Scouts will meet at 6 p.m.

Activities for next week will include: Tuesday, property committee meets at 6 p.m., Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m., finance committee meets at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, evening prayer at 7 p.m., senior choir rehearsal at 8 p.m.; Thursday, endowment committee meets at 9 a.m., Scouts meet at 6 p.m., Maundy Thursday service, with communion, at 7 p.m.; Friday, community Good Friday service at noon, Trinity United Church of Christ, joint Tenebrae service, 7 p.m., at St. John's Lutheran; Saturday, Easter vigil service, with communion, at 7 p.m.

Playground meeting

The North/Middle Ward Playground Association will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3. The meeting will be held at the playground.

Anyone interested in supporting the playground or willing to volunteer for upcoming activities is welcome to attend.

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