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Published September 20. 2013 05:00PM

Due to the bridge construction project on East Broad Street, voters in Tamaqua's Precinct 3 will see a temporary change in polling site. Instead of the Tamaqua ABC High Rise, the voting place has been changed to Tamaqua Borough Hall, 320 E. Broad St.

Any voter who will find it difficult to travel to borough hall may apply for an absentee ballot. Applications are available at the ABC High Rise, the office of state Rep. Jerry Knowles and at the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce office.

Week of prayer

The Tamaqua Salvation Army will be opening its prayer room for a continuous 24 hour/7-day period during the week of Sept. 22-28. The continual week of prayer is part of a Salvation Army worldwide effort to bathe participating communities, and the world, in prayer.

Each of the Salvation Army's Network of Prayer Rooms is pledging to pray for 24 hours a day for a specific week, carrying the "baton of prayer" from location to location.

Tamaqua's event will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 22 at 105 W. Broad St. The public is welcome to participate and may schedule a time by calling (570) 668-0410.

Heritage Festival

The Tamaqua Historical Society's Heritage Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to p.m. on Oct. 13. The society is now accepting registrations from vendors and crafters who are interested in participating.

For more information, or to register, call (570) 668-5722.

Fitness program

A free exerette fitness program, designed for the young at heart, is offered at the Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St., every Tuesday and Thursday. The sessions will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. and will feature gentle exercises designed to enhance posture, improve balance and increase flexibility.

For more information, contact Dina at (570) 668-0410.

Fall clean up

The Fall SKIP clean up campaign will be held this Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at Tamaqua Borough Hall, 320 E. Broad St., by 9 a.m. for supplies.

Summer concerts

Thanks to Mother Nature, the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce's free Summer Concert Series has been extended into fall. The final concert in the series, featuring Large Flower Heads, has been rescheduled for Sept. 26. The concert will be held from 6-8 p.m. on the platform at the Tamaqua Train Station.

For more information on chamber activities, call (570) 668-1880, email or visit online at

Zion Lewistown

The Rev. Jim Williams will officiate at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday in Zion Church in the Lewistown Valley. The service will include the reception of new members. Sunday school classes will meet at 9:15 a.m.

Also this Sunday, the youth group will meet at 9:15 a.m., in the social hall.

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