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Published September 21. 2012 05:02PM

Board of Health

The September meeting of the Tamaqua Board of Health was held at the municipal building with Randolph Gormley, James Gormley, Earl Boettger and Shirley Becker in attendance.

Code Enforcement Office Joshua Esposito submitted his report for August, during which time he made two spot check inspections and received and adjusted 10 complaints.

The inspections were conducted at La Dolce Casa and the Tamaqua Diner.

The complaints included: two reported rat infestations; five bug infestations; one feral cat; one neglected swimming pool; and one dog feces complaint. There were no cases of reportable diseases last month.

The board meets the first Wednesday of every month, at 10 a.m., in the Tamaqua Municipal Building.

Members remind residents that placing trash/rubbish out for collection more than 24 hours in advance of scheduled pick up could result in citations and fines.

Free seminars

Lehigh Carbon Community College is offering a number of free educational seminars at its Morgan Campus, 234 High St., Tamaqua.

The seminars are being offered in cooperation with several local businesses.

On Sept. 25, the seminar, which will begin at 6:30 p.m., will be titled "Making Your Nest Egg Last." Juliann Longhi and Stan Warner will offer strategies for sustainable income during retirement.

Attorney William Brown will offer a seminar on "Estate Preservation" at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 9.

The discussion will include tips on preserving your assets from nursing home care expenses.

A seminar on "Privacy Protection" will be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, by Jason Brown and Theodore Denbow of Prudential.

Seating is limited.

For further information, or to register, contact Juliann Longhi at (570) 668-0765 or visit the website

Men's fraternity

A new Men's Fraternity group (phase 1 and phase 2) is being formed in Tamaqua to provide men with the opportunity and knowledge to live their lives modeled on the teachings of Jesus Christ, directed by the Word of God.

While Bible based, the sessions are non-denominational.

Meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m., on Sept. 27 and then be held on the next 11 consecutive Thursdays.

Phase 1 is for participants new to the sessions, while phase 2 is available for those who have completed the first phase.

Meetings will be held in the conference room at Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church, 223 E. Broad St.

For more information, or to register, call (570) 668-2520 or visit the website

Trinity UCC

The Rev. Thomas Reinsel will officiate at the 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Trinity United Church of Christ.

The service will be followed by a chicken and waffles brunch. Sunday school classes meet at 8:45 a.m.

A congregational meeting will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 30.

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

The joint youth group will meet at 3 p.m. this Sunday at the Lewistown Valley Tabernacle.

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