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Tamaqua news for Oct. 31, 2018

Electronic recycling

Tamaqua Borough has a new electronic recycling program for residents in response to new regulations that ban placing those items out for regular trash collection. There are disposal fees attached to the program and a limit of three items per household per month. The disposal fees are $5 for one item, $8 for two items and $10 for three items.

Electronic devices that will be accepted include desktop computers, laptops, monitors, televisions and computer peripherals such as keyboards, printers, mouse or other devices connected to a computer.

This is a drop-off program, so items must be transported to the drop-off site by first contacting someone at borough hall.

For more information, visit the Tamaqua Municipal Building at 320 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, or call 570-668-3444 or 570-668-0300, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Proof of residency will be required.

Trick or treat

Due to Saturday’s rainy weather, Tamaqua’s trick-or-treat night has been rescheduled for today, according to Mayor Nathan Gerace. Hours will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Anyone wishing to have the ghouls and goblins entertain them should make sure their porch light is turned on.

Motorists are reminded that the streets will be filled with youngsters.

Veterans Day

Tamaqua American Legion Post 173 will host its annual Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11. Staging will begin at 9 a.m. at the former Maff Motors building in the 900 block of East Broad Street.

The line of march will head west on Broad Street, dispersing in the area of Lehigh Street.

Leading the parade, behind the Tamaqua American Legion Color Guard, will be parade grand marshal Frank Walton.

Following the parade, a brief service will be held in front of the Legion Post at 206 W. Broad St.

Parking will be banned along the parade route. For more information, call David Meredith at 570-668-3356.

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush-Ryan-Delano Senior Citizens met Sept. 25 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 46 members and guest Rita Thompson in attendance. President Robert Neifert conducted the business session after opening the meeting with the invocation “In Wondrous Flame.”

Larry Bower was added to the sick list.

Upcoming events include: Nov. 8, Mount Airy Casino for a show and buffet; Nov. 19, Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre; Dec. 4, Christmas party at Capriotti’s in McAdoo.

Refreshments were provided by Gloria Gerhart and Grace Sakusky.

The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at the Ryan Township Fire Company in Barnesville and is open to anyone 55 or older.

Calvary Lewistown

The Sunday school classes will present a program during the 10:25 a.m. 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 evening service and Bible study session will be held at 6:30 p.m. featuring the Miller Family Singers of Schuylkill Haven.

Primitive Methodist

Pastor Rick Clemson will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. worship service this Sunday in American Primitive Methodist Church. Sunday school classes are held at 9:30 a.m.

Also on Sunday, the monthly service at the Hometown Nursing Center will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Hope in the Mountains NFG are held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

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, the operations commission will meet at 11:45 a.m. and a scenic drive will travel to Locust Lake at 1:30 p.m.

Activities for the next week include: Monday, Celebrate Recovery women’s training at 5 p.m., Celebrate Recovery men’s training at 5:15 p.m., Celebrate Recovery meets at 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Bible study at 1 p.m., TYM Remix meets at 6:30 p.m., GriefShare meets at 7 p.m., worship practice is at 8 p.m.; Thursday, operation commission budget meeting at 7 p.m., women’s group meets at 7 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.