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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club met Sept. 23 at the Zion Church social hall in the Lewistown Valley. President Kathy McGee conducted the business session. Reports were offered by the secretary and treasurer.

Monroe Crossley presented a program on bees, providing information on their life cycles as well as the three different classes of bees: queen, workers and drones.

Friday, September 26, 2014


The Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization will be conducting its annual membership drive through Oct. 31. Membership is open to adult family members of students in the Tamaqua and Rush elementary schools.

The next regular meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Tamaqua Elementary school library. Fifth-grade parents will also meet that day at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting will include an update on the current KidsStuff fundraiser coupon books.

Couples group

Thursday, September 25, 2014



The Tamaqua Community Volunteers monthly giveaway will be held Saturday at the M&M Self Storage center, next to Schickram's Car Wash on Rose Street.

Anyone wishing to donate items should have them at the facility between 8 and 9 a.m. Saturday. Donations of clothing, toys, tools, electronics, holiday decorations, pots/pans/dishes, cookware, furniture, appliances and practically anything else are welcome.

The only items not accepted are floor-model televisions, computer monitors and obvious garbage. All donated items must be clean and odor-free.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


The Tamaqua Area Class of 2015 will hold its annual whitewash event on Sept. 29. Students will be showing their school spirit by whitewashing the street leading to the front of the Tamaqua Senior High School.

The fun will begin at 3 p.m. and is expected to last about 90 minutes. The road between the gates to the football stadium and the school will be closed for the duration of the event.

Motorists should be prepared for possible delays or may want to find an alternate route that day.

Rain date will be Oct. 6.

Alumni band

Friday, September 19, 2014

Pink light walk

Tamaqua's Second Annual Pink Light Walk will be held on Oct. 4 and will follow the same walking route as the 2013 event. The walk is being held to help raise awareness of breast cancer and is being coordinated by Rachael Paisley, ambassador to Girl Scout Troop 31211.

Walkers will begin at the Bungalow Park Pavilion at 5 p.m., then proceed to Broad Street, ending at Depot Square Park. Registration will begin at 4 p.m. that day. The event will be held rain or shine.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Sept. 9 at the Ryan Township Fire Company in Barnesville. New member Mary Ann Laughlin was welcomed.

The business session was conducted by President Eleanor Schmerfeld. Reports were offered by treasurer Shirley Becker and secretary Ruth Ann Feane.

Birthday greetings were offered to Rose Vallee, Marlene Randig, Jane Tartar and Robert Neifert. Anniversary wishes were extended to Cindy Godanis. Members discussed a trip to the Bloomsburg Fair on Monday.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Alumni band

The Tamaqua Area High School Alumni Band will hold its annual gathering on Sept. 26 at the TAHS Homecoming game, when the Blue Raiders take on the Panther Valley Panthers. Former members of the TAHS Raider Band are welcome to join in for a fun night of music and memories.

Anyone interested in participating may email or call the high school band room at 570-668-1936. Please include your name, year of graduation and instrument you play.

Healthy adults

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fall clean up

The fall annual SKIP Clean Up is scheduled for Sept. 20. Interested volunteers should report to the M & T Bank parking lot at the Five Points intersection before 9 a.m. that day.

Residents and business owners may lend a hand by cleaning their respective sidewalks and properties that day.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

9-11 service

The Tamaqua South Ward Playground will once again sponsor a 9-11 Community Remembrance Service, honoring those lost that fateful day, the military personnel who protect our freedom, and their families.

The event will be held at 6 p.m. at the playground, located at Penn and Oak streets. There will be a special tribute to the late John "Sonny" Trudich, a long time supporter of the event.

Garden club

Friday, September 5, 2014

Heroes for Hope

The Tamaqua Community Art Center will host a meet and greet session with Heroes for Hope's Batman and Catwoman characters. While the program is geared for students in grades two through six, all ages are welcome.

Heroes For Hope's mission is to empower children by giving them the tools needed to overcome tough situations in life. The message follows four basic concepts: never give up, always do the right thing, help others and never bully.