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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 or call 570-668-1192.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met July 10 with 65 members in attendance. President Melody Weicker conducted the business session.

Several members were welcomed back, including Nora Scheidy, Florina Martin, Rosetta Folk, Rose Vallee and Pat Brown. The meeting included a pizza party.

The annual picnic will be held on Aug. 14 at the West Penn Rod and Gun Club's grove.

The meeting concluded with cards and social games.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Raider Band

The Tamaqua Raider Band will hold summer rehearsals from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday and again on July 22. These rehearsals are for all instrumentalists.

Old and New Night will be held on July 29. New members will rehearse from 4-6 p.m. All instrumentalists and majorettes will rehearse from 6- 8 p.m.

Band Camp will begin at 8 a.m. on Aug. 4. Camp is mandatory for all band members.

All rehearsals will be held in the band room.

Majorettes will then continue to rehearse from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Middle school news

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Freshman orientation

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.


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