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Tamaqua

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving

A Community Thanksgiving Eve worship service will be held today, at 7 p.m., in Trinity United Church of Christ. Special music will be provided by the Tamaqua High School Jazz Chorale.

The Tamaqua Salvation Army will sponsor a free community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. Dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The center is located at 105 W. Broad St.

For more information, or to volunteer to help, call (570) 668-0410.

Rush taxes

Friday, November 16, 2012

Board of Health

The Tamaqua Board of Health held its November meeting in the Tamaqua Municipal Building with Randolph Gormley, James Gormley and Earl Boettger in attendance.

The board reviewed the October report from Code Enforcement Officer Joshua Esposito. During the month, Esposito made a general inspection at the Dollar General Store and made a spot check inspection at the Pine Street Pub. He also received and adjusted six complaints; one concerning rats; two feral cats; one infestation; and two concerning dog waste.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The general membership meeting of the Tamaqua Historical Society will be held today at 7 p.m. in the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce office, 114 West Broad St. in Tamaqua.

Anyone interested in joining or getting involved with activities of the society or museum is encouraged to stop.

For more information, call (570) 668-1880.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

SAL holidays

The Tamaqua Salvation Army is gearing up for its annual holiday traditions, including the Angel Tree Program and the Christmas Kettle Campaign.

The Angel Tree Program provides a season brightener for needy children who may not otherwise receive any gifts during the holidays. Names of participating children have been written on angel tags, which are then placed on angel trees at participating locations. Each Angel Tag provides the name, age, gender, clothing sizes and special Christmas needs/wishes of the child.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Oct. 23 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 35 members in attendance.

The business session was conducted by President Eleanor Schmerfeld. Kathleen Valentine offered the invocation.

Reports were presented by Gloria Gerhard and Shirley Becker. Birthday greetings were extended to Carol Sedlock. Thank you cards were received from Manny and Sylvia Garcia and Judy Mogish. Hubb Becker and Alberta Corch were added to the sick list. Betty Torso was welcomed back to the group.

Friday, November 9, 2012

SAL holidays

The Tamaqua Salvation Army is gearing up for its annual holiday traditions, including the Angel Tree Program and the Christmas Kettle Campaign.

The Angel Tree Program provides a season brightener for needy children who may not otherwise receive any gifts during the holidays. Names of participating children have been written on angel tags, which are then placed on angel trees at participating locations. Each Angel Tag provides the name, age, gender, clothing sizes and special Christmas needs/wishes of the child.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

TEPTO news

The Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 instead of the original Tuesday date.

Fifth-grade parents will meet at 6 p.m. The meetings will be held in the Tamaqua Elementary School Library.

The meeting change is due to the appearance of the Harlem Wizards, who will present a show on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Tamaqua Middle School gymnasium.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the game will begin at 6:30 p.m.

St. Peter's Union

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Preceptor news

The Preceptor Alpha Upsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority kept busy during the month of October, meeting twice and attending the Tastes of Greater Hazleton Event.

The Oct. 10 meeting was held at La Casa Dolce Restaurant, Tamaqua, with Sue Hummel serving as hostess. Her program provided information on ways to avoid identity theft.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Youth workshop

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a youth protection workshop from 2-4 p.m. on Nov. 4. The program is open to all area volunteers who work with children. Such training is often required by church and organization policies and insurance carriers.

Melissa B. Haydt, consultation services coordinator for Family Life Services and Diakon, will lead the session.

To register, call (570) 668-2180 before Oct. 31. The church is located at the intersection of Greenwood and Mauch Chunk streets.

Tax exemptions

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Seniors met Oct. 25 at the Tamaqua Community Center with 86 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and provided an inspirational reading. Secretary Joan Ann Garber and Vice President Nancy Gerber provided their reports.

Joan Ann Garber also provided the invocation, entitled "The Rose."

Gladys Arner, Anna Mae Yushinsky and Pearl Davis were added to the sick list.

Apple dumpling orders will be accepted through Nov. 4, with delivery scheduled for Nov. 14.