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Friday, March 21, 2014

Soup social

Monthly soup socials are being held at Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Lafayette St. The next outreach social will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. April 5. The event is part of Trinity's monthly "Feeding the Hungry" program.

The public is welcome to attend and share in the free soup, friendship and God's love. Those attending are reminded to use the lower parking lot entrance into Founder's Hall.

Democrats to meet

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Veterans help

A representative from the Disabled American Veterans will be available once a month at Tamaqua Borough Hall to offer free veteran's claim service for veterans as well as widows and dependent children of veterans.

Information and assistance will be provided for service connected disability claims, low income pension, health care claims for service connected disabilities and low income veterans and other questions concerning veterans' benefits.

The representative will be at Tamaqua Borough Hall, 320 E. Broad St. at 9 a.m. on March 24.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hunger walk

The Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network will sponsor a "Hunger Walk" on May 18 in an effort to help local families in need. The walk will be the culmination of Hunger Weekend (May 17 and 18), when organizations, businesses, church groups and individuals will be encouraged to collect food and funds to benefit the food banks at the Tamaqua Salvation Army and Trinity United Church of Christ.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Older and bolder

The Salvation Army's Older and Bolder group will spring back into action on March 19, marking the beginning of the popular program's sixth year. Since its beginning in 2009, as a way for seniors to get together and discuss important topics, the program has grown and spun off additional programs, such as the Bell Choir, the Needlebugs Quilting group and Exerette gentle exercise.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Board of Health

The March meeting of the Tamaqua Board of Health was held at the Tamaqua Municipal Building with Randolph Gormley, Earl Boettger, James Gormley, Shirley Becker and health enforcement officer Mitch Geist in attendance.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sorority news

Members of the Preceptor Alpha Upsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority have been busy this winter.

The group met Jan. 9 at the home of Mary Machay, where guest speaker Theresa Houser presented tips on cake baking and decorating. Everyone had the opportunity to try a technique using icing to make a cake look like a basket.

Wanda Keefer was the hostess for the Jan. 23 meeting. Keefer's daughter, Brianne presented a program on scarf knitting, with members attempting to create their own scarves.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Tax office

Tamaqua Tax Collector Pam McCullion has new hours for her office at 6 S. Lehigh St.

From March through October, the office will be open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Mondays; from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; and from 9 a.m. until noon the last Saturday of each month.

For more information or directions, call 570-668-6220.

Older and bolder

The Salvation Army's Older and Bolder group will spring back into action March 19. The regular Wednesday meetings are held at the Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St., and include a light luncheon.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Parenting help

A free, six-week parenting class will begin Thursday in Tamaqua.

"Caring Corners," a program designed by psychologist Dr. Kevin Lehman, will be held at the South Ward Community Center on each of the next six Thursdays.

Sessions will begin at 7 p.m.

Using Dr. Lehman's best selling book "Have a New Kid By Friday," leaders will provide tips on changing children's attitudes, behavior and character. Parents will gain an understanding of why children act the way they do, how they may be encouraging bad behavior and ways to make changes.

Thursday, February 27, 2014


The Tamaqua Area D.A.R.E. Challenge will be held March 1 in the Tamaqua Elementary School gym. There will be two sessions, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 2 to 4 p.m.

Volunteers will be needed for the event, as well as for set up and clean up.

The gym will be set up from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, and at 8:30 a.m. that Saturday. Clean up will be done after the challenge, from 4 to 6 p.m.

D.A.R.E. graduation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on April 10 in the Tamaqua Middle School Auditorium.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Healthy living

A "Living a Healthy Life" series will be held in Tamaqua beginning on March 6. The six-week series, designed to help people with chronic illness, will be held at the Tamaqua Salvation Army, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays.

The sessions are also open to caregivers, spouses, family members and the general public. Participants will learn ways to improve healthful behavior, health status and help reduce hospital stays.