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Tamaqua

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens met Feb. 28 at the Masonic Lodge in Hometown with 70 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session. Jacquie Patrick provided the invocation.

Pearl Davis was added to the sick list. Dues for 2013 were discussed and it was agreed to keep the rate the same for returning members, with an increase for new members.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Sorority news

The local Preceptor Alpha Upsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held its Secret Sister Valentine's Day party on Feb. 6 at Two Kings Pizza in Hometown. Following the opening of gifts, Service Chairperson Mary Machay offered to pick up the items needed for the chapter's Community Easter Egg Hunt. The event will be held March 23, beginning at noon, at the Bungalow Park. The hunt is open to children between the ages of 1-10.

After some discussion, the ways and means committee noted a need for a fundraiser to meet this year's projected budget.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Belle of the ball

Organizers and volunteers for "The Second Annual Community Belle of the Ball" event have been collecting gently used gowns, shoes and jewelry, which will be distributed to girls feeling the financial pinch of today's economy.

Distribution will be held from 5-8 p.m. on March 1, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 2.

Last year's event provided 200 gowns to deserving young women, a "tremendous success" according to Gwen Evans, one of the organizers.

The collection is just a small part of Zion's outreach ministry.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Adult day care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center has a number of activities planned for the month of March, including a visit from the St. Jerome's kindergarten class on March 27.

Other special days next month include: March 1, foot doctor visit; March 4, cooking class; March 6, bulletin board; March 7, bingo; March 13, craft day; March 15, sing a long with Audrey Christ; March 19, baking day; March 20, Salvation Army service; March 21, monthly birthday party; March 22, movie day; March 25, Easter craft day; March 28, dye Easter eggs.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Belle of the ball

As the 2013 school prom season approaches, organizers and volunteers for "The Second Annual Community Belle of the Ball" event have been collecting gently used gowns, shoes and jewelry, which will be distributed to girls feeling the financial pinch of today's economy.

Distribution will be held from 5-8 p.m. on March 1, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 2.

Last year's event provided 200 gowns to deserving young women, a "tremendous success" according to Gwen Evans, one of the organizers.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Kindergarten registration

The Tamaqua Area School District will be conducting kindergarten registration on March 18, 19 and 20, by appointment only.

Registration packets will be available beginning Feb. 19 at all three of the district's elementary schools or by calling (570) 668-3306.

During the registration process, children will be evaluated by a team of professionals, including a classroom teacher, nurse and speech therapist. Parents/guardians must supply the child's proof of residency, health and immunization records and the child's original birth certificate.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Dog licenses

Schuylkill County treasurer Jackie McGovern reminds residents that 2013 dog licenses are now available and past due.

Dogs 3 months of age or older must be licensed by law by Jan. 1 of each year. Lifetime licenses are available, as are discounts for senior citizens and the disabled. State dog wardens will begin canvassing local areas on March 1.

Licenses may be obtained at the county courthouse in Pottsville, by mail, online at www.padoglicense.com or at a variety of licensing agents.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Board of Health

The February meeting of the Tamaqua Board of Health was held at the municipal building with Randolph Gormley, Earl Boettger, Shirley Becker and Code Enforcement Officers Joshua Esposito and Rick Harman in attendance.

Esposito submitted his report for January, during which time he inspected 32 eating and drinking establishments, for a total, so far, of 51 end-of-year inspections. There were no cases of reportable diseases last month.

The board meets the first Wednesday of each month, at 10 a.m., in the Tamaqua Municipal Building.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Crime prevention

A Crime Prevention Seminar will be held at 6 p.m., Feb. 18, at the Tamaqua Arts Center, 125 Pine St. This free seminar is being presented through the efforts of the Tamaqua Police Department, the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce and the Tamaqua Safety Initiative.

Tips on ways to avoid becoming a victim and ways to prevent crimes will be offered.

For more information, or to make a reservation, call (570) 668-1880 or 668-1192.

Senior citizens

Friday, February 8, 2013

Drama

A new community youth drama program is under way in Tamaqua, hosted by Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. The first production will be an Easter play, titled "And In Heaven the Angels."

The new program will provide children of all ages, through 12th grade, with the opportunity to learn all aspects of theatrical productions, from speaking and non-speaking roles to prop design, costumes and more. Preschool children must be accompanied by an adult for moral support.