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Tamaqua news for Nov. 14, 2018

Published November 14. 2018 12:20PM

Street sweeper

It’s that time of year when the Tamaqua Borough street sweeper gets put away and the plows come out.

Weekly street sweeping operations have been discontinued in Tamaqua for the winter. The regular schedule will resume in the spring of 2019. The public will be notified of the resumption of service through the Times News and street postings.

For further information, call 570-668-3444, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Little Miss Spirit

Voting for the 2018 Little Miss Spirit of Christmas contest will end this Friday. The contest is held each year as part of the Tamaqua Spirit of Christmas Festival, which will be held from Nov. 28 through Dec. 2.

Photos and essays submitted by the seven contestants are on display at the Tamaqua branch of Wells Fargo Bank. This year’s contestants include Lilyanne Hess, Audrey Job, Chloe Jones, Nia Kovalchick, Hannah Miller, Destiny Steinmetz and Makayla Whittaker. Ballots are available from any of the bank’s tellers.

The newly crowned Little Miss Spirit of Christmas will take part in several of the Christmas festival activities, and all girls will be able to participate in the Santa Parade on Nov. 30.

Library news

The Tamaqua Public Library’s young adult program meets the third Monday of each month. The next session will be at 6 p.m. on Nov. 19, when the discussion will center on the Walt Disney Company. In addition to hearing fun facts about Disney, there will be games and free pizza.

A spooktacular book sale is currently underway and will continue through Nov. 21 during regular library hours.

Diaper depot

Today is the final day to register for the November distribution of diapers at Zion Lutheran Church.

Zion’s diaper depot is open to families with infants and toddlers living within the Tamaqua Area School District.

Zion’s will be distributing free diapers on the third Saturday of each month, by appointment only. Proof of residency, but not financial status, photo identification and preregistration are required. Registrations are now being accepted for the Nov. 17 distribution date.

For more information, or to register, call 570-668-2180 or visit Zion’s website at Look for the ministries link and select diaper ministry.

Zion’s is located at Mauch Chunk and Greenwood streets.

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 commission will meet at 11:45 a.m. and the monthly service at the Hometown Nursing Home will be held at 2:30 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., GriefShare meets at 7 p.m.

Primitive Methodist

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

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

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

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