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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Board of Health

The July meeting of the Tamaqua Board of Health was held at the Tamaqua Municipal Building with Randolph Gormley, James Gormley, Shirley Becker, Earl Boettger, health officer Judith Hadesty R.N. and Matt Meyers, code enforcement officer, in attendance.

Meyer reported no new licenses were issued since the June meeting. The code enforcement office received and adjusted numerous complaints in June.

There were no cases of reportable diseases during the last month.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Night out

The Tamaqua Safety Initiative is organizing events for National Night Out, an effort to help fight crime on America's streets. The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 5, with most activities planned for the area near the Tamaqua Art Center at 125 Pine St.

Entertainment will be provided by "Original Sounds." To date, 15 organizations have indicated they will be taking part in the event.

The Tamaqua Salvation Army will be conducting a Kidz Karnival, from 2 to 9 p.m. that day at the North Railroad Street parking lot.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club met June 24 at the home of Helen Moyer. A number of special guests from the Schuylkill Garden Club were in attendance.

During the business session, the group discussed the upcoming Schuylkill County Fair, then toured Moyer's gardens, which feature a number of unusual flowers and shrubs.

The next meeting will be held July 22 at Leiby's Grove. Hot dogs will be provided. Members are to bring a covered dish, dinnerware and beverages.

Senior citizens

Friday, June 27, 2014

Dear Tamaqua

The next "Dear Tamaqua" Write Night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. July 8 at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua.

"Dear Tamaqua" is a collaborative effort, spearheaded by the Tamaqua Safety Initiative. It was launched to encourage community wide pride, focusing on Tamaqua's unique identity.

Residents are encouraged to share thoughts and stories of the community through written word, original music, video, poetry, visual art, etc.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Adult Day Care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center has a variety of activities planned for July including celebrating Christmas in July on July 25.

Other activities for the month include: July 2, sing a long with Audrey; July 8, cookie bingo; July 9, scrapbooking; July 10, presentation on "Dear Tamaqua Project;" July 11, National Blueberry Muffin Day; July 16, Salvation Army service; July 17, bingo; July 21, watermelon pizza; July 23, special breakfast; and July 29, National Lasagna Day.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club met June 10 at the home of John and Joan Nortavage with 13 members in attendance.

Following the business session, the group enjoyed a tour of the Nortavage's personally planned and created gardens.

The next meeting will be held at the home of Helen Moyer and will include a tour of the gardens.

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met June 19 with 62 members in attendance. President Melody Weicker conducted the business session. Norma Lee Burke provided the invocation, "The Summer Day."

Friday, June 20, 2014

Senior drivers

The Tamaqua Salvation Army will hosting AARP Safe Driving classes, full certification and refresher, in August. The classes are open to anyone age 50 or older.

The full certification, eight-hour class will be held in two sessions, from noon to 4 p.m. on Aug. 18 and Aug. 19. The refresher class, which is four hours, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Aug. 21.

James Greaser will be the instructor for all sessions. The refresher course is available to those who have completed the full certification class within the past 36 months.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Middle school news

Christopher Czapla, principal of the Tamaqua Area Middle School has announced an orientation session for students new to the school will be held Aug. 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Parents of sixth graders, as well as seventh and eighth graders new to the district, are welcome to attend.

Information will be presented on student schedules, activities, facilities and discipline.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Movies in the park

Th East End Playground Association will begin its Summer "Movies in the Park" program this Thursday with a presentation of Disney's "Frozen." The movie will begin at 8:30 p.m., while the concession stand will open at 7:30 p.m.

Bring a blanket or a lawn chair as seating is extremely limited.

Ballet workshop

Friday, June 13, 2014

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met June 10 at the Ryan Township Fire Company, Barnesville, with 46 members in attendance. Two new members, Cindy Godanis and Margaret Miller were welcomed to the group.

The business session was conducted by President Eleanor Schmerfeld and included an election of officers.

Schmerfeld will remain as president, while Nancy Godanis was elected vice-president, Ruth Ann Fenne as secretary and Shirley Becker as treasurer.