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Tamaqua

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Diabetes support

St. Luke's University Health Network will again sponsor a diabetes support group. Monthly meetings will begin in April and be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the health network's Miners Hospital Campus in Coaldale. With the exception of the April meeting, the group will meet in the ground floor community room. The April 29 meeting will be held in the second-floor cafe.

Each month, a different diabetes topic is explored. Topics are based on ways to improve blood sugar control and quality of life. Meetings include a question and answer period.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Adult Day Care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center has a variety of activities planned for January, including a review of New Year's resolutions.

Other activities for the month include: Wednesday, sing-along with Audrey Christ; Jan. 9, painting class; Jan. 12, snowman can craft class; Jan. 16, Eskimo craft class; Jan. 21, Salvation Army visit; Jan. 23, National Pie Baking Day; Jan. 30, scrapbooking session.

In addition to weekly sing-alongs, exercise sessions, a variety of therapies and social games, the center provides for hairstyling and manicure service.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Financial aid

The Tamaqua Area High School Guidance Department will sponsor an informational financial aid night on Tuesday. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and be held in the district auditorium.

The 2015-2016 financial aid form will be reviewed and general financial aid questions will be answered by a representative of the PHEAA.

Junior and senior class students planning to further their education, as well as their parents, are welcome to attend.

Information on local scholarships will also be available.

No preregistration or fee is required.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club held its annual Christmas party as part of the regular December meeting. During a short business session, the group approved making a donation to Peter and Ida Kutash, MaryD fire victims.

Members brought covered dishes to share, while Evelyn Adams and Louise Flexer were in charge of the program.

The arrangement for the evening was to create something all white, with no green showing. Winners were Evelyn Adams and Mary Bridygham.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Snow rules

Tamaqua residents are reminded of borough rules concerning snow removal.

Property owners are required to maintain a clear path, at least 3 feet wide, on sidewalks. Snow and ice must be removed from these pathways within 24 hours of the end of a snowstorm.

Snow, ice and other materials may not be thrown into the streets. Fines of $25 and up may be imposed on anyone caught throwing snow or ice into the street, or who fails to maintain a snow-free pathway.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dog licenses

Schuylkill County treasurer Jackie McGovern reminds residents that 2015 dog licenses are now available.

Dogs 3 months of age or older must be licensed by law.

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

Locally, those agents include AAA at 202 E. Broad St.; Tom's Auto and Marine, Greenwood Street and Mountain Avenue; and Koch's Farm Service in the Lewistown Valley.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Financial aid

The Tamaqua Area High School Guidance Department will sponsor an informational financial aid night on Jan. 6. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and be held in the district auditorium.

The 2015-2016 financial aid form will be reviewed and general financial aid questions will be answered by a representative of the PHEAA. Junior and senior class students planning to further their education, as well as their parents, are welcome to attend.

Information on local scholarships will also be available.

No preregistration or fee is required.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Middle school concert

The music department of the Tamaqua Area Middle School will present its annual "Holiday Music Program" on Dec. 17, in the school auditorium.

The evening will feature selections by the sixth grade band, under the direction of Marsha Rodgers; the Middle School General Chorus and the Middle School Select Chorus, both under the direction of John Buglio.

Accompanists will include Hannah Betz, Cailyn Joseph, Sirra Petrucci and Faith Roberts.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the music is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday concert

The Tamaqua Senior High School Music Department will present its annual holiday music program this Thursday in the Tamaqua Area Auditorium. The concert will feature the student Concert Choir, Jazz Chorale, senior high Wind Ensemble and the Raider Concert Band. It will conclude with a sing-along.

Accompanists for the choir are Sierra Petrucci, Faith Roberts and Patrick McMullen.

The band and wind ensemble are under the direction of Mark Beltz, while the concert choir and jazz chorale are under the direction of John Buglio.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Holiday concert

The Tamaqua Senior High School Music Department will present its annual holiday music program on Thursday in the Tamaqua Area Auditorium. The concert will feature the student Concert Choir, Jazz Chorale, senior high Wind Ensemble and the Raider Concert Band and will conclude with a sing-along.

Accompanists for the choir are Sierra Petrucci, Faith Roberts and Patrick McMullen.

The band and wind ensemble are under the direction of Mark Beltz, while the concert choir and jazz chorale are under the direction of John Buglio.