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Friday, June 7, 2013

Summer reading

The Tamaqua Public Library's 2013 Summer Reading Program kicks off Monday, June 17 and will continue through July 29. No sessions will be held the week of July 4.

Children ages 2-5 years old will meet from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The same program will be offered both days.

Children ages 6-12 years will meet at 3-4:30 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. on Mondays.

For more information or to register, call (570) 668-4660.

Drivers needed

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met May 28 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 36 members in attendance. President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business session.

Reports were offered by treasurer Shirley Becker and secretary Gloria Gerhard. Birthday wishes were extended to George Carvello. Nancy Messerschmidt donated snacks.

The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at the fire company. Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join.

Cressona band

The Cressona Band will appear locally three times in June.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Fitness party

The North and Middle Ward Playground Association and St. Luke's Hospital-Miners Campus have combined forces to offer a Fitness Day and DJ Dance party this Thursday, at the playground. The event, which will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., will feature musical entertainment, activities, games/sports competitions for all ages, as well as informational kiosks, healthy foods/drinks and free health screenings.

Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Senior citizens

Friday, May 31, 2013

Adult Day Care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center has a variety of activities planned for June, including a Flag Day celebration on June 14.

Other activities for the month will include: June 4, craft day; June 5, bingo; June 6, bulletin board; June 7, movie day; June 11, musical entertainment with Audrey Christ; June 13, cooking class; June 19, Salvation Army service; June 19, monthly birthday party; June 21, picnic.

The day care center will be participating in the annual Summerfest celebration on June 9.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club held its May meeting in the social hall of Zion Church, Lewistown Valley. The business session was conducted by Vice President Kathy McGee.

The group discussed the 2013 Schuylkill County Fair, which will be held July 29 through Aug. 3. Members were encouraged to enter as many categories as possible.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met May 23 at the Masonic Lodge in Hometown, with 76 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session. A picnic lunch was held before the business meeting.

Jacquie Patrick provided the invocation, which was a tribute to military veterans in honor of Memorial Day. A memorial service was held for deceased members of the Tamaqua Senior Citizens, with a candle lit for each of the departed members.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Crime tips

The Tamaqua Safety Initiative will host a landlord/property management training session twice on May 30. Times will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St.

"Big Time Crime: A Strategy for Small Cities and Towns" will be presented through the generosity of LISC Local Initiatives Support Corporation, which is dedicated to helping neighbors build communities.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. celebrated its 34th anniversary on May 14 at the Ryan Township Fire Company. The meal was catered by Occasionally Yours, owned by Chris Petrovich of Mahanoy City.

Chaplain Kathleen Valentine provided the invocation. A moment of silence was observed in memory of Mary Pupko and Manny Garcia.

Birthday greetings were extended to Nancy Godanis.

The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, at the fire company. Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013


The Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization held its last meeting of the 2012-2013 school year on May 14. Members finalized a few items to close business for the year and discussed several ideas for 2013-2014.

Officers offered thanks to the many parents, teachers and school staff for the assistance offered throughout the school year, noting that many of the children's activities would not have been possible without the help.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Summer concerts

The Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing to celebrate the seventh year of its popular free Summer Concert Series. The concerts are held on the platform at the Tamaqua Train Station throughout the summer season.

The first concert will be held from 6-8 p.m. on June 6. Music will be provided by Lizard Creek. Other concerts include: June 20, Christopher Dean Band; July 4, Fred Douglas; July 18, Steve Brosky and Jimmy Meyer; Aug. 2, YMI A Duo; Aug. 15, Todd Wolfe Band; Aug. 30, Jay Smar; Sept. 13, Large Flower Heads.