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Tamaqua news for Jan. 9, 2019

Published January 09. 2019 12:47PM

Chamber breakfast

The Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce will present its first breakfast seminar of 2019 at 8 a.m. on Jan. 25 at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center.

The topics of conversation will be ways to stay and play in Tamaqua, an overview on efforts to attract overnight accommodations in and around Tamaqua, and the impacts on the business community. Guest speakers Sen. David Argall and Micah Gursky of the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership will provide updates on these and other CRIZ projects.

Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 570-668-1880 or emailing

Deadline for reservations is Jan. 17.

The art center is located at 125 Pine St., Tamaqua.

Garden club news

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the home of Mary Bridygham. Members will discuss plans and programs for 2019. Snow date will be Jan. 19, same time and place. All members are welcome to attend.

For further information, or directions, call Judy Kellner at 570-386-4783 or Louise Flexer at 570-467-3400.

Regular monthly meetings will resume in March.

Snow rules

Winter is here, and with it comes the reminder that snow could fall at any time. Tamaqua residents are reminded of borough rules concerning snow removal.

Property owners are required to maintain a clear path, at least 3 feet wide, on sidewalks. Snow and ice must be removed from these pathways within 24 hours of the end of a snowstorm.

Snow, ice and other materials may not be thrown into the streets. Fines of $25 and up may be imposed on anyone caught throwing snow or ice into the street, or who fails to maintain a snow-free pathway.

People who plow snow from in front of homes and businesses must remove any piles of snow they create. Anyone piling snow in the street or parking areas could be cited.

Residents are asked to refrain from piling snow near fire hydrants or on top of storm drains and are encouraged to clear snow from these areas. Call 570-668-3444 or 570-668-0300 for more information.

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 annual congregational meeting will be held at 11:45 a.m. and the commission chair people will meet 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, TYM Remix meets at 6:30 p.m., worship practice is at 8 p.m.; Thursday, membership matters meeting will be at 7 p.m.

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.

Hope in the Mountains, a Nar-Anon Family Group, meetings are held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information, call 570-778-5098.

Zion Lewistown

Pastor Jim Williams will officiate at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday in Zion Church, Lewistown Valley. Sunday school classes will meet at 9:15 a.m.

The movie “Is Genesis History” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 26.

Contact Kathy Kunkel at 570-668-1250 or Contact the Times News at 800-443-0377 or

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