TOPS

The Tamaqua Chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets every Wednesday, from 6-8 p.m., in the Tamaqua Salvation Army Community Center, 105 W. Broad St. The meeting includes a short business session and a program.

Maryanna Jupinia was presented the TOPS Loser of the Week Award at the Sept. 26 meeting. Linda Hosler provided an inspirational reading, entitled "Seven Days of Inspiration."

Members were reminded to bring their copies of the April-May TOPS magazine to the next meeting, when quarterly goals will be reviewed.

Members agreed to send a memorial gift to TOPS headquarters in honor of deceased past leader Frances Kalvinsky.

For more information, stop by a meeting or call Nancy Barron at (570) 668-4651 or Bernie Kunkel at (570) 645-7702. Information is also available on the Web at TOPS.org.

Anyone interested in learning more may attend the meeting without obligation.

Recycling

Wednesday is the day for curbside recycling pickup for all residents of Tamaqua.

All recyclable items must be placed in the containers issued to each borough household. Any other containers, such as plastic bags and cardboard boxes, will be emptied and left behind.

Anyone who needs a recycling container may contact borough hall at (570) 668-3444.

Collection bins for cardboard have been moved to the Tamaqua Transfer Station on Sewage Treatment Plant Road.

Collection bins for newspaper can be found at the Tamaqua Borough Garage on East Broad Street.

Griefshare

A new Griefshare group will be forming at Bethany EC Church, 223 E. Broad Street, as of Oct. 6. Meetings will be held on Tuesdays, at 1:30 p.m.

The 13-week sessions, Biblically based and non-denominational, are designed to help those hurting from the loss of a loved one.

Call (570) 668-2520 for more information or to enroll.

Poll change

Voters in Tamaqua's South District will see a change in polling place for the November election. Instead of the South Ward Playground, voting will now be held at the South Ward Fire Company on Van Gelder Street.

Details of the change have been mailed to all registered voters in the district.

Class of 1985

The Tamaqua Area High School Class of 1985 will meet Oct. 6, at 7 p.m., at Sisters Restaurant and Cantina.

All class members are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Lynn Clemson Bannan at (570) 668-3205.