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Tamaqua

Friday, December 19, 2014

Snow rules

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.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dog licenses

Schuylkill County treasurer Jackie McGovern reminds residents that 2015 dog licenses are now available.

Dogs 3 months of age or older must be licensed by law.

Licenses may be obtained at the county courthouse in Pottsville, by mail, online at www.padoglicense.com or at a variety of licensing agents.

Locally, those agents include AAA at 202 E. Broad St.; Tom's Auto and Marine, Greenwood Street and Mountain Avenue; and Koch's Farm Service in the Lewistown Valley.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Financial aid

The Tamaqua Area High School Guidance Department will sponsor an informational financial aid night on Jan. 6. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and be held in the district auditorium.

The 2015-2016 financial aid form will be reviewed and general financial aid questions will be answered by a representative of the PHEAA. Junior and senior class students planning to further their education, as well as their parents, are welcome to attend.

Information on local scholarships will also be available.

No preregistration or fee is required.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Middle school concert

The music department of the Tamaqua Area Middle School will present its annual "Holiday Music Program" on Dec. 17, in the school auditorium.

The evening will feature selections by the sixth grade band, under the direction of Marsha Rodgers; the Middle School General Chorus and the Middle School Select Chorus, both under the direction of John Buglio.

Accompanists will include Hannah Betz, Cailyn Joseph, Sirra Petrucci and Faith Roberts.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the music is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday concert

The Tamaqua Senior High School Music Department will present its annual holiday music program this Thursday in the Tamaqua Area Auditorium. The concert will feature the student Concert Choir, Jazz Chorale, senior high Wind Ensemble and the Raider Concert Band. It will conclude with a sing-along.

Accompanists for the choir are Sierra Petrucci, Faith Roberts and Patrick McMullen.

The band and wind ensemble are under the direction of Mark Beltz, while the concert choir and jazz chorale are under the direction of John Buglio.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Holiday concert

The Tamaqua Senior High School Music Department will present its annual holiday music program on Thursday in the Tamaqua Area Auditorium. The concert will feature the student Concert Choir, Jazz Chorale, senior high Wind Ensemble and the Raider Concert Band and will conclude with a sing-along.

Accompanists for the choir are Sierra Petrucci, Faith Roberts and Patrick McMullen.

The band and wind ensemble are under the direction of Mark Beltz, while the concert choir and jazz chorale are under the direction of John Buglio.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Nov. 25 at the Ryan Township Fire Company in Barnesville with 41 members attending.

The business session was conducted by President Eleanor Schmerfeld. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered the invocation, "Make Me Worthy."

Birthday greetings were offered to Muriel Wehr. Anniversary wishes were extended to Jim and Kathleen Valentine, who celebrated 65 years together. Shirley Becker shared several jokes, and Ruthann Feane offered a reading of "Thank You God For Everything."

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Advent breakfast

The Tamaqua High School Jazz Chorale will be the musical guest at the Fourth Annual Tamaqua Community Advent Breakfast on Dec. 13 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greenwood and Mauch Chunk streets.

It is sponsored by the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce, the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership and the Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network.

The event begins at 9 a.m. and includes breakfast by Zion's Culinary Crew, music, an Advent message by the Rev. Virginia Goodwin, and candle lighting ceremony. Luminaria kits will be available.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Santa parade

Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in Tamaqua on Dec. 5, escorted by their four-wheeled "reindeer" and elves. The parade will travel from the Tamaqua Municipal Garage, by the post office, and head east to Berwick Street, beginning at 6 p.m.

The jolly couple will then make their way to Depot Square Park and magically illuminate the thousands of lights decorating the park.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Spirit of Christmas

The annual Tamaqua Spirit of Christmas Festival is scheduled for the weekend of Dec. 5, 6 and 7 and will include a variety of festivities, music, food, contests, crafts and theatrical performances.

And let's not forget the arrival of that "Jolly Gent" from the North Pole and Mrs. Claus. The merry couple will arrive in town at 6 p.m. on Dec. 5 and make their way to Depot Square Park, where they will flip the switch to illuminate the annual Christmas light show.