Friday, September 19, 2014


Friday, September 19, 2014

Pink light walk

Tamaqua's Second Annual Pink Light Walk will be held on Oct. 4 and will follow the same walking route as the 2013 event. The walk is being held to help raise awareness of breast cancer and is being coordinated by Rachael Paisley, ambassador to Girl Scout Troop 31211.

Walkers will begin at the Bungalow Park Pavilion at 5 p.m., then proceed to Broad Street, ending at Depot Square Park. Registration will begin at 4 p.m. that day. The event will be held rain or shine.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Sept. 9 at the Ryan Township Fire Company in Barnesville. New member Mary Ann Laughlin was welcomed.

The business session was conducted by President Eleanor Schmerfeld. Reports were offered by treasurer Shirley Becker and secretary Ruth Ann Feane.

Birthday greetings were offered to Rose Vallee, Marlene Randig, Jane Tartar and Robert Neifert. Anniversary wishes were extended to Cindy Godanis. Members discussed a trip to the Bloomsburg Fair on Monday.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Alumni band

The Tamaqua Area High School Alumni Band will hold its annual gathering on Sept. 26 at the TAHS Homecoming game, when the Blue Raiders take on the Panther Valley Panthers. Former members of the TAHS Raider Band are welcome to join in for a fun night of music and memories.

Anyone interested in participating may email or call the high school band room at 570-668-1936. Please include your name, year of graduation and instrument you play.

Healthy adults

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fall clean up

The fall annual SKIP Clean Up is scheduled for Sept. 20. Interested volunteers should report to the M & T Bank parking lot at the Five Points intersection before 9 a.m. that day.

Residents and business owners may lend a hand by cleaning their respective sidewalks and properties that day.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

9-11 service

The Tamaqua South Ward Playground will once again sponsor a 9-11 Community Remembrance Service, honoring those lost that fateful day, the military personnel who protect our freedom, and their families.

The event will be held at 6 p.m. at the playground, located at Penn and Oak streets. There will be a special tribute to the late John "Sonny" Trudich, a long time supporter of the event.

Garden club

Friday, September 5, 2014

Heroes for Hope

The Tamaqua Community Art Center will host a meet and greet session with Heroes for Hope's Batman and Catwoman characters. While the program is geared for students in grades two through six, all ages are welcome.

Heroes For Hope's mission is to empower children by giving them the tools needed to overcome tough situations in life. The message follows four basic concepts: never give up, always do the right thing, help others and never bully.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Aug. 26 at the Ryan Township Fire Company, Barnesville, with 49 members in attendance. One guest, Mary Ann Laughlin, was welcomed.

The business session was conducted by President Eleanor Schmerfeld. Treasurer Shirley Becker provided her report and offered an inspirational reading.

Birthday greetings were offered to Ada Robertson.

The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, at the fire company. The next regular meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 9.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Healthy adults

Diakon Community Services will offer a free "Healthy Steps for Older Adults" Program for Tamaqua area residents. The two-part program is being offered to residents age 50 and older and will be held Sept. 25 and Oct. 1 at the Majestic House Apartment Complex, 201 E. Broad St.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014



The Tamaqua Community Volunteers monthly giveaway will be held Saturday at the M and M Self Storage center, next to Schickram's Car Wash on Rose Street.

Anyone wishing to donate items should have them at the facility between 8 and 9 a.m. Saturday. Donations of clothing, toys, tools, electronics, holiday decorations, pots/pans/dishes, cookware, furniture, appliances and practically anything else are welcome.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Volunteers needed

The Tamaqua Community Arts Center is looking for volunteers to help distribute fliers throughout Tamaqua. The only requirements are to be able to walk or drive through to deliver printed fliers to local businesses.

Public service hours are available for those who need to complete community service. For more information, send an email to or call or text 570-778-0917.

Health fair

The Tamaqua-Panther Valley SU310 Girl Scouts will be holding a Health Fair for girls in kindergarten through 12th grade on Saturday.