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Tamaqua

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Back to school

Classes in the Tamaqua Area School District, for the 2013-2014 school year, will begin on Aug. 26. The Tamaqua Elementary Schools will conduct "Back to School Night" events at Rush and West Penn Elementary Schools in preparation for the new school year.

The Rush Elementary School event will be held this Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m. The evening will include an orientation session for incoming kindergarten students and their parents. The morning kindergarten session will begin at 6:30 p.m., while the afternoon classes session will be held at 7:30.

Friday, August 16, 2013

School packets

Hess Windows and Doors, 56 Mauch Chunk St., will be providing area students with a free packet of school supplies, beginning Aug. 13.

Students in kindergarten through eighth grade are eligible to receive a free packet, which will include pencils, notebooks, crayons, tissues, hand sanitizer and glue sticks, as well as several other items. Students must be accompanied by an adult and there is a limit of one packet per child.

Just stop by Hess Windows, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, while supplies last.

Cross country teams

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Garden walk

The Schuylkill Penn State Master Gardeners will sponsor a "Walk in the Garden" program at the Master Gardener Trial and Demonstration Garden on Route 61 in Schuylkill Haven. The event will be held from 10 a.m. until noon on Sept. 7.

The walk will include an introduction to the 16 varieties of coral bells (Heuchera) that have been planted, as well as a stroll around the newly-constructed rain garden.

Cameras are permitted and gardening questions will be answered.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Board of Health

The Tamaqua Board of Health held its August meeting with Shirley Becker, Earl Boettger, James Gormley and Health Officer Judith Hadesty R.N. in attendance.

A report detailing the July activities of Code Enforcement Officer Joshua Esposito was reviewed. Esposito reportedly issued 37 health licenses this year. The total number of licenses issued so far this year is 37. Seven properties failed their health inspections.

Friday, August 9, 2013

School packets

Hess Windows and Doors, 56 Mauch Chunk St., will be providing area students with a free packet of school supplies, beginning Aug. 13.

Students in kindergarten through eighth grade are eligible to receive a free packet, which will include pencils, notebooks, crayons, tissues, hand sanitizer and glue sticks, as well as several other items. Students must be accompanied by an adult and there is a limit of one packet per child.

Just stop by Hess Windows, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, while supplies last.

Sorority news

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club held its annual picnic at Leiby's Grove, enjoying a pot luck dinner and games, led by Linda Leiby.

President June Leiby conducted a short business session, reminding members of the Aug. 27 tour of Stonehedge Gardens. Members should be at the gardens by 6 p.m.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met Aug. 1 at the Masonic Lodge in Hometown, with 78 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session.

Reports were presented by the vice president, treasurer and secretary. The meeting included a celebration of June and July birthdays.

Final preparations were made for the Aug. 15 picnic. Participants were reminded to bring a tray, a pen and a bingo dauber. Sept. 9 was selected as the date for a trip to Shady Maple.

The meeting concluded with cards and social games.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Middle school news

Christopher Czapla, principal of the Tamaqua Area Middle School, has announced an orientation session will be held Aug. 5, 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.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

High school orientation

Tamaqua Senior High School Principal Stephen Toth has announced the date for orientation for incoming freshmen and new students.

Orientation will be held Aug. 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the school district auditorium. Tours of the high school will not be available that evening.

To schedule a tour, call the school office at (570) 668-1901, between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Student schedules will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 5-8, in the high school office.

Garden hot line

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Adult day care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center has a number of activities planned for the month of August, including a special breakfast on Aug. 5.

Other special days next month include: Aug. 2, bulletin board and foot doctor visit; Aug. 7, cooking class; Aug. 13, Sam and Susie Skits; Aug. 19, Corkboard Coasters; Aug. 21, Salvation Army service; Aug. 22, sing-along with Audrey Christ; Aug. 23, Polish Day at Holy Family; Aug. 26, luau; Aug. 27, craft day.