Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Thursday, August 7, 2014

From field to fork

Schuylkill County Master Gardeners will offer a free learning experience for county residents to learn more about how vegetables go from the fields to the dinner table.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 23 at Hope Hill Lavender Farm, 2375 Panther Valley Road in Pottsville.

The event will feature things such as vegetable container gardening and crafting gourd birdhouses.

To learn more, go to www.extension.psu.edu/schuylkill or www.hopehilllavenderfarm.com.

Healthy adults

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Movies in the park

The East End Playground Association will have its last "Movie in the Park" this Thursday with a presentation of "Despicable Me 2." 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.

The playground will also host a concert by The Cressona Band at 7 p.m. on Aug. 6.

Senior citizens

Friday, August 1, 2014

Senior drivers

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

The full certification, 8-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, July 31, 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 Tuesday, 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, more than 20 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.

Soup social

Wednesday, July 30, 2014



Stephen Toth, principal at Tamaqua Area High School, has announced that freshman orientation for the 2014-2015 school year will begin at 7 p.m. on Aug. 13, in the school district auditorium.

Parents and new students will be provided information on student schedules and activities, facilities and discipline.

Tours will not be given that evening, but may be scheduled by calling 570-668-1901, between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Summer concerts

Friday, July 25, 2014

Community giveaway

The Tamaqua Community Volunteers monthly giveaway will be held Saturday at the M and 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.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

High school parking

The Tamaqua Area School District will have 67 parking spaces available for senior class members for the 2014-2015 school year. Applications are now available in the senior high school office. Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Completed forms must be returned to the senior high office no later than Aug. 7.

A lottery will be held Aug. 11 to determine which students receive a parking permit as well as space assignments. Students will then be notified by mail. Permits will be issued from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 18.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Senior day

in West Penn

The West Penn Lions and Lioness clubs will sponsor the annual West Penn Senior Fun Day on Aug. 2 at the West Penn Park. Activities will begin at 11:30 a.m.

The event is open to all township residents age 62 and older and will be held rain or shine.

The day will include free entertainment, free food (lunch and supper) and lots of fellowship.

Preregistration is required to ensure there is enough food to go around. To register, call Melissa at 570-386-4138 no later than July 25.

Rush taxes

Friday, July 18, 2014

Be a clown

If you've ever thought of running away to join the circus, here's your opportunity to be a "karny" while staying safe at home.

The Tamaqua Salvation Army is recruiting volunteers to help with its Kidz Karnival, which will take place from 2 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 5, as part of Tamaqua's National Night Out activities. It will be held at the North Railroad Street parking lot.

A meeting for potential volunteers will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Artist reception

The Tamaqua Community Art Center will sponsor a meet and greet reception for artist Irene Miller from 6 to 9 p.m., July 24, at the center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua.

Miller is from Hazleton and works in the water color medium. Her work has been displayed at Hazleton's "Fist Night" event and at the restaurant in the Hazleton Boscov's.

In addition to the meet and greet, Miller will be teaching a class at the art center on Aug. 7.

For more information on the art center, or any of its events, visit www.tamaquaarts.org or call 570-668-1192.