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Tamaqua

Friday, November 1, 2013

Holiday help

The Tamaqua Salvation Army will be accepting registrations for families in need of a little holiday help this year. This includes holiday food baskets, Toys for Tots and the Angel Tree programs.

Dates will be Nov. 4, 5 and 6 only, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A make-up date is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 6.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sorority news

The Preceptor Alpha Upsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met at the home of Cathy Santee, where a program was presented by Eric Yutko. His topic was "Local Legends, Haunts and Spooks of Schuylkill County.

Members also attended a Preferential Tea at Chef Allen's in West Reading on Oct. 20, sponsored by the Reading sorority chapters.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Victorian customs

The Tamaqua Historical Society will present a free program about Victorian-era death, mourning and burial customs today, from 7-8 p.m., at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St. Costumes are welcome and refreshments will be available.

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met Oct. 24 with 77 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session. Jacque Patrick provided the invocation "A Blessed Autumn." The meeting concluded with cards and social games.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Holiday help

The Tamaqua Salvation Army will be accepting registrations for families in need of a little holiday help this year. This includes holiday food baskets, Toys for Tots and an Angel Tree.

Dates will be Nov. 4, 5 and 6 only, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A make-up date is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 6.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

South Ward treats

Tamaqua Mayor Chris Morrison has set Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m., as Trick or Treat Night in the borough. The South Ward Neighborhood Committee and the South Ward Playground Association will combine forces to provide a safe trick or treat event that evening and are extending an invitation for residents of the ward who wish to participate.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met Oct. 17 with 81 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and provided humorous readings. Jacque Patrick provided the invocation "God's Autumn." The meeting concluded with cards and social games.

This week's meeting will include a celebration of Halloween. Members are welcome to come in costume. Hot dogs will be served.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Theater auditions

The Tamaqua Area Community Theatre will be holding open auditions this weekend for the holiday production "Toy School." There are openings for actors between the ages of 6 and 21.

Auditions will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. this Saturday and 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St.

The show's premise centers around the need for Santa's toys to go to school and learn how to be toys before Santa can safely deliver them into the hands of little boys and girls.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

St. John U.C.C.

The Sunday Worship activities at St. John Church of Christ will be held at 9:30 a.m. A time of food and fellowship follows the service. Sunday school begins at 11 a.m.

The weekly radio broadcast will air at 11:30 a.m. on WLSH radio station 1410 AM.

Other church activities are: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Spiritual Council; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, choir.

Walker Township

Safe Trick or Treat

Walker Township will host "Safe Trick or Treat" from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at the New England Fire Company. The cost is $5 per family.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Drug take back

The Tamaqua Police Department will be participating in National Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Oct. 26. Anyone with outdated or unused medication may take those drugs to the police station, located at the rear of 320 E. Broad St.

St. Peter's Union

The Rev. Jim Williams will officiate at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday in St. Peter's Union Church, Mantzville. Sunday School classes will meet at 9:15 a.m.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Voting change

Due to the bridge construction project on East Broad Street, voters in Tamaqua's Precinct 3 will see a temporary change in polling site. Instead of the Tamaqua ABC High Rise, the voting place has been changed to Tamaqua Borough Hall, 320 E. Broad St.

Any voter who will find it difficult to travel to borough hall may apply for an absentee ballot.

Applications are available at the ABC High Rise, the office of state Rep. Jerry Knowles and at the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce office.

SS. Peter and Paul