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Tamaqua news for Nov. 15

Street sweeper

It’s that time of the year when temperatures are dropping below freezing and any little bit of moisture can make the roadways slick. That means it’s time to end Tamaqua Borough’s weekly street sweeping schedule.

The last day the sweeper will run its regular schedule will be Friday. Until then, all permanently posted streets will have parking bans during the specified hours.

The sweeper won’t return until spring 2018. Further updates will be released through the media, the borough’s webpage and on Facebook.

For more information, call 570-668-3444 or 570-668-0300, or stop in at borough hall, 320 E. Broad St., Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Drama club

The Tamaqua Area Drama Club will present its fall production, “Radium Girls,” this Friday and Saturday. Shows will be held in the district’s auditorium, located between the senior high and middle schools on Penn Street.

Friday’s performance will be at 7 p.m., with additional shows at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Seating is on a first-come basis and the doors will open one hour before each show time.

Almost 50 students in grades 7 through 12 make up the talented cast.

Tamaqua seniors

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens met Nov. 9 at the Tamaqua YMCA with 53 members in attendance. President Melody Weicker conducted the business session after opening the meeting with the invocation “A Part of Me.”

Pearl Davis, Edith Barron and Pauline Fenstermacher were added to the sick list.

The meeting included a special salute to veterans.

Joyce Krell and Darlene Skasko were welcomed back to the group.

The annual Christmas party will be held on Dec. 14.

The group is open to anyone 55 or older. Meetings are held at 1 p.m. Thursdays at the Tamaqua YMCA, 1201 E. Broad St.

Community Thanksgiving

The annual Community Thanksgiving worship service, sponsored by the Tamaqua Ministerial Association, will be celebrated at 7 p.m., Nov. 21, in Trinity United Church of Christ. The church is located at 22 Lafayette St.

Special music will be provided by the Tamaqua Area High School Jazz Chorale, under the direction of John Buglio.

Calvary Evangelical

The Rev. Philip Sabas will officiate at the 10:25 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Calvary Evangelical Methodist Church in the Lewistown Valley. Sunday school classes meet at 9:15 a.m.

Also on Sunday, an old-fashioned Thanksgiving and Harvest service will be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by refreshments and a time of fellowship.

Bethany EC

The Rev. Kevin Roberts will officiate at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. worship services this Sunday in Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church. Sunday school classes meet at 9:15 a.m.

Also on Sunday, commission meetings will be held at 11:45 a.m. and the monthly service at the Hometown Nursing Center will be held at 2:30 p.m.

Activities for next week include: Monday, Apostle’s Creed growth group meets at 1 p.m., Celebrate Recovery is at 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, prayer gathering at 9 a.m., Celebrate Recovery training at 10 a.m., TYM REMIX meets at 6:30 p.m., GriefShare meets at 7 p.m.; Thursday, worship team meets at 7 p.m., worship leaders meet at 7:30 p.m.

Contact Kathy Kunkel at 570-668-1250 or kkunkel@tnonline.com. Contact the Times News at 800-443-0377 or tneditor@tnonline.com.