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Tamaqua

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tax exemptions

The Schuylkill County and Tamaqua Borough Per Capita and Occupation Tax Exemption Forms for the year 2015 will be available as of Monday for borough of Tamaqua residents.

The exemption forms can be obtained at the Tamaqua Municipal Building, 320 E. Broad St., Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Forms will also be available at tax collector Pamela McCullion's office, the Tamaqua Area School District Administration building, the Tamaqua ABC High Rise, Majestic House Apartment Complex, the Tamaqua Public Library and the Tamaqua Post Office.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Holiday help

The Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St., begins its Angel Tree program today. Angel Tree tags include the name, age, gender, clothing sizes and special Christmas needs and wishes of a child. Deadline for items to be turned in will be 4 p.m. Dec. 10.

Thanksgiving food baskets will be distributed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 25. Christmas food baskets, angel tree and toy distribution will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 18.

For more information on any Salvation Army program, call 570-668-0410.

Senior citizens

Friday, October 24, 2014

Tax exemptions

The Schuylkill County and Tamaqua Borough Per Capita and Occupation Tax Exemption Forms for the year 2015 will be available as of Nov. 3 for borough of Tamaqua residents.

The exemption forms can be obtained at the Tamaqua Municipal Building, 320 E. Broad St., Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Forms will also be available at tax collector Pamela McCullion's office, the Tamaqua Area School District Administration building, the Tamaqua ABC High Rise, Majestic House Apartment Complex, the Tamaqua Public Library and the Tamaqua Post Office.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Art exhibit

The Tamaqua Community Arts Center will host a meet-and-greet session for photographer Tom Applegate from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Applegate grew up in Tamaqua and developed a love of horror movies. With camera in hand, he began taking glamour, gothic and steampunk-style photos before branching out into landscapes and macro photography. His current favorite art style is "chromakey," where he creates fantasy worlds through the use of backdrops.

His newest exhibit, "Darker Side of the Lens," is perfect for Halloween.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Soup social

Monthly soup socials are held at Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Lafayette St. The next outreach social will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 1. The free event is part of Trinity's monthly "Feeding the Hungry" program.

Those attending are reminded to use the lower parking lot entrance into Founder's Hall.

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met Oct. 16 with 62 members in attendance. Two new members, Carol and David Faust, were given a warm welcome.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Rebekah Lodge

Lady Harmony Rebekah Lodge 86 of Tamaqua, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, recently had a special visitor. Jessie J. Holzapfel of Hadley, president of the association, traveled more than five hours to visit the Tamaqua lodge, which was officially instituted in 2012, making it one of the newest Tamaqua fraternal organizations.

Also attending the special event were 25 members representing lodges from across the state, including Nazareth, Leesport, Sandy Lake, Sellersville, Schnecksville and Rew.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Angel trees

The Tamaqua Salvation Army Angel Tree program is designed to make the Christmas season brighter for children in need. Angel Trees can be found at numerous businesses as well as the Salvation Army Community Center, 105 W. Broad St., beginning Oct. 29.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Holiday help

The Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St., will be accepting registrations for families in need of a little holiday help this year. This includes holiday food baskets, Toys for Tots and an Angel Tree.

Dates to register will be Oct. 21, 22 and 23 only, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A makeup date, for food assistance only, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 29.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Band festival

The 18th annual Land of the Running Water Marching Band Adjudication, hosted by the Tamaqua Area Raider Marching Band, will be held Saturday at the Tamaqua High School Sports Stadium. This year's event will feature 10 participating high school marching bands: Annville-Cleona, Bangor, Exeter Township, Mahanoy Area, Minersville, Nativity B.V.M., Pottsville Area, Shenandoah Valley, Tri Valley and Wilson.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. and the competition will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Trick or Treat

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Halloween parade

Registration forms are now available for the annual Tamaqua Halloween Parade, which is set for Oct. 28, beginning at 7 p.m. Forms are available at the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce Office, 114 W. Broad St.

Completed forms must include the name, address and phone number of a contact person, as well as the entrant's theme, number of floats, vehicles and marchers.

All participants will be called in advance of the parade with their position, set up location and entry number. The rain date is Oct. 29.