Sunday, May 24, 2015
     

Tamaqua

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Tamaqua Area Faith and Fellowship Network will again sponsor its "One Nation Under God" July 4th food collection and distribution event. The group hopes to feed 50 area families by providing picnic-type foods to families in need.

The communitywide effort is looking for donations, both monetary and food items. Needed items include ketchup, mustard, Betty Crocker Suddenly Salads, baked beans, potatoes, chips, pretzels, Jell-O, cake mix, icing, brownies and apple sauce.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Honoring first

responders

Tamaqua Masonic Lodge 238, Free and Accepted Masons, will honor all first responders from the greater Tamaqua area today. Festivities will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, Route 54 and Shawn Avenue in Hometown.

The evening will include a brief ceremony, presentation of pins to the responders and refreshments.

All EMS personnel, firefighters and law enforcement officers, and their families and friends, are welcome.

Reservations are required to ensure there are enough pins and refreshments.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Board of Health

The May meeting of the Tamaqua Board of Health took place at the Tamaqua Municipal Building with Earl Boettger, Christine Zizelmann R.N., Shirley Becker and health officer Judith Hadesty R.N. in attendance.

The board reviewed the monthly report of Matthew Meyers, health enforcement officer, noting a total of 50 health licenses have been issued to date for the year. An additional five inspections were conducted, but had to be failed.

Complaints made and adjusted included: one building condemned as unfit for human habitation and three trash complaints.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Honoring first responders

Tamaqua Masonic Lodge 238, Free and Accepted Masons, will honor all first responders from the greater Tamaqua area on May 20. Festivities will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, Route 54 and Shawn Avenue in Hometown.

The evening will include a brief ceremony, presentation of pins to the responders and refreshments.

All EMS personnel, firefighters and law enforcement officers, and their families and friends, are welcome.

Reservations are required to ensure there are enough pins and refreshments.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club held its annual Spring Tea on April 28 in the social hall. Guest speaker was Kathy Rizzoto of "Sheep To Shawl." She displayed a variety of items crafted from goat wool, including tablecloths, scarves, hats and dyed skeins of wool. The dyes were all handcrafted from nature, using berries, grapes and other materials. She also brought along her spinning wheel, which she demonstrated by turning wool into yarn.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. May 25. Guest speaker will be Regina Kromer of the Penn State Master Gardener Program.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Achievement awards

The Tamaqua Area School District will hold its annual Achievement Awards ceremony on May 11 in the Tamaqua Area Middle School Auditorium.

Doors to the auditorium will open at 5:15 p.m. and the ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. There is no admission fee.

Approximately $150,000 in scholarship money will be awarded to students.

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met April 28 at the Ryan Township Fire Company in Barnesville with 50 members in attendance.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

South Ward news

The South Ward Neighborhood Committee will meet at 7 p.m. May 13 at the community center at the South Ward Playground on Penn Street.

The committee will be discussing reported problems and ways to improve the community.

Anyone with a concern or idea for improvement is welcome to attend.

Library book club

The Tamaqua Public Library's next monthly book discussion for adults will be at 6 p.m. May 18.

Friday, May 1, 2015

McCann scholarship

The Pottsville Campus of the McCann School of Business and Technology has extended the deadline for scholarship applications.

The new deadline for applications will be June 12. High school panel interviews will be held on June 20.

High School Class of 2015 graduates are eligible to apply.

There are several different scholarships available.

For more information, call 570-391-3059.

Bucket books

The Bucket List Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Soup social

Monthly soup socials are being held at Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Lafayette St. The next outreach social will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The event is part of Trinity's monthly "Feeding the Hungry" program.

The public is welcome to attend and share in the free soup, friendship and God's love. Those attending are reminded to use the lower parking lot entrance into Founder's Hall.

Day of prayer

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Arts night

The Tamaqua Area Middle School Spring Art Show and Choral Concert will be held Thursday in the middle school.

The art show will be held from 7-7:30 p.m. in the hallway outside of the auditorium. Students from sixth, seventh and eighth grades will have their artwork displayed, including paintings, 3-D interiors, murals, sketches, masks, group projects, cultural art, tiles, watercolor, fashion design, collages and more. There is no entry fee for the art show.