Saturday, July 4, 2015


Friday, July 3, 2015

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met June 23 at the Ryan Township Fire Company in Barnesville, with 50 members in attendance. The business session was conducted by President Eleanor Schmerfeld.

The invocation "Each day You Live" was given by chaplain Kathleen Valentine.

Birthday greetings were offered to Joan Brown, Penny Schlorf, Melody Weicker and Bill Morrison. Readings were given by Shirley Becker and Ruthann Feane.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club met June 23 with Judy Kellner, vice president, conducting the business meeting.

Guest speaker Howard Dry, a master gardener, presented information on the benefits of adding peppermint to your diet by way of candy tea or as a spice.

The herb can also be used medicinally. Simply rub peppermint on your forehead to relieve a headache.

Members discussed the Schuylkill County Fair, to be held July 27 to Aug. 1 in Summit Station. The final plans and arrangements were agreed upon.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Adult Day Care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center will be celebrating Independence Day with a rocket craft on July 3.

Other activities for this month include: July 15, Salvation Army service; July 17, sing-along with Audrey Christ; July 20, painting class; July 22, scrapbooking; July 24, Christmas in July; July 29, special bingo.

The center also offers exercise sessions, a variety of therapies and social games. Breakfast, lunch and a snack are served daily.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Free Movie

The East End Playground Association will continue its popular free movie presentations this summer. The first film will be "The Princess Bride," which will be shown this Thursday.

The movie will begin at dusk, which is approximately 8:30 p.m. Rain date will be Friday, same time.

The park is located on Mountain Avenue in the East End section of Tamaqua. Movie lovers of all ages are welcome. There is no admission fee and the concession stand will be open.

Car Cruise

Friday, June 19, 2015

Heisler's concerts

Heisler's Dairy Bar in the Lewistown Valley will continue its tradition of hosting "A Night in the Country Concert Series." Free concerts will be held on various weekend nights, featuring various artists.

The next event will be a concert by the "Blue Mountain Buccaneers," from 6-8 p.m. June 28.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Relay for life

The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Tamaqua and surrounding communities will be held this Friday and Saturday at the Tamaqua Area School District's Sports Stadium. Activities will begin at 2 p.m. Friday.

The 24-hour event will include a Survivor Ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, Luminaria Ceremony at 9 p.m. Friday and a butterfly Release at 1 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, to form a team, register as a survivor, become a sponsor or purchase a luminaria bag or a butterfly, contact the Regional Hub Office at 570-874-1413.

Honor roll

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Library news

The Tamaqua Public Library will be as busy as a beehive this summer, with numerous activities, book club meetings and fundraisers on the schedule.

The summer reading group for teens and young adults, ages 12 to 19, began Friday and will be held every other Friday until Aug. 21. Times will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The theme will be to "Unmask" the heroes within everyone. Incentives will be offered for reading and volunteering.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club met May 26 with President Kathy McGee conducting the business meeting. Guest speaker was Regina Kromer, a master gardener with the Schuylkill Master Gardener Program. She spoke about using compressed disks for starting seeds and offered numerous other gardening tips.

Club members discussed the annual Schuylkill County Fair, which will be held from July 27 through Aug. 1.

Joan Fritz and Charlotte Lorah served as the lunch committee.

The next meeting will be held on June 23 in the social hall.

Summer reading

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Market vouchers

The 2015 Senior Farm Market Nutrition Program, which provides eligible older adults with vouchers for use at farm markets, will begin distributing the vouchers this month. Vouchers provide health benefits to low-income seniors by providing them with locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. The program is also designed to expand the awareness and use of farmers markets.

In Tamaqua, vouchers will be distributed Wednesday at the Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Teen readers

The Tamaqua public Library will Summer Reading programs for children of all ages.

For teens and young adults, ages 12 to 19, the program will begin Friday and be held every other Friday until Aug. 21. Times will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The theme will be to "Unmask" the heroes within everyone. Incentives will be offered for reading and volunteering.

For more information, or to register, call 570-668-4660.

Summer concerts