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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.

Friday, February 21, 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.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Book fair

The Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization's annual Spring Book Fair will be held from Feb. 24 through Feb. 28 at the Tamaqua Elementary School on Boyle Avenue. Family night is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25.

In case of snow, family night will be held from 6 to 7:30 Wednesday.

Available books will be on display in the school library

The public is welcome to attend.

For more information, call 570-952-8282.

Safe web surfing

Friday, February 14, 2014

Safe web surfing

The Tamaqua Safety Initiative and Live the Green Dot Tamaqua will sponsor a presentation on social networking and Internet safety on March 6.

The mini seminar will be held from 6:30to 8 p.m. at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St.

The program will be presented by Janene Holter of the state attorney general's office. It is designed to educate while stressing the importance of keeping children safe when they are online. Due to some of the subject material, students who have not reached seventh grade will not be permitted to attend.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Time of healing

The Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network will sponsor a Service of Healing and Hope in response to last week's difficult times, which included the loss of a Tamaqua woman in a reported homicide, the deaths of a husband and wife in an accident.

The ecumenical healing service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church, 223 E. Broad St. Snow date is 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

The public, especially anyone dealing with a loss, is welcome to attend.

For further information, call 570-668-2520.