Thursday, October 8, 2015


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Soup social

Monthly soup socials are being held at Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Lafayette St. The next outreach social will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The event is part of Trinity's monthly "Feeding the Hungry" program.

The public is welcome to attend and share in the free soup, friendship and God's love. Those attending are reminded to use the lower parking lot entrance into Founder's Hall.

Day of prayer

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Arts night

The Tamaqua Area Middle School Spring Art Show and Choral Concert will be held Thursday in the middle school.

The art show will be held from 7-7:30 p.m. in the hallway outside of the auditorium. Students from sixth, seventh and eighth grades will have their artwork displayed, including paintings, 3-D interiors, murals, sketches, masks, group projects, cultural art, tiles, watercolor, fashion design, collages and more. There is no entry fee for the art show.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Science Fairs

Three schools within the Tamaqua Area School District will be hosting science fairs next week.

The Tamaqua and West Penn Elementary Schools will host their annual events on Monday. The schools will be open from 6 to 8 p.m.

The science fair at the Tamaqua Elementary School will showcase the talents of scientists in kindergarten through fifth grade and will include a special presentation by Air Products, demonstrating liquid nitrogen.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Day of prayer

Bethany Evangelical Congregational will be hosting a National Day of Prayer Event on May 7. This year's theme is "Lord, Hear Our Cry," based on 1 Kings 8:28.

A bill establishing the National Day of Prayer was signed in 1952 by U.S. President Harry S. Truman, to be set each year by the sitting president. In 1988, the law was amended, establishing the first Thursday in May for the observance.

Tamaqua's event will be held at noon at Tamaqua Borough Hall, 320 E. Broad St. The public is welcome to attend.

Rush-Ryan seniors

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met April 16 at the Tamaqua YMCA, 1201 E. Broad St.

The meeting was attended by 58 members, with President Melody Weicker conducting the business session.

Secretary Ruthann Feane provided an inspirational reading, "Spring Fever." Lewis Gordon was added to the sick list. Mary Reed was welcomed back to the group.

The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. Thursday. Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join. The YMCA is handicap accessible.

Street sweeping

Friday, April 17, 2015

Board of Health

The April meeting of the Tamaqua Board of Health was held at the Tamaqua Municipal Building with Earl Boettger, Christine Zizelmann R.N., Shirley Becker, health officer Judith Hadesty R.N., and health enforcement officer Matthew Meyers in attendance.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Pool passes

Applications for season passes to the H.D. Buehler Memorial (Bungalow) Pool in Tamaqua are now available at several area locations. Opening day will be June 3 at 11:30 a.m. No season or daily passes will be available that day.

Steeply discounted rates for Tamaqua Area School District residents are made available through the generosity of the John E. Morgan Foundation. Rates will remain the same as last year.

Completed applications are to be taken to the borough hall.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Street sweeping

The borough of Tamaqua will resume weekly street sweeping operations this week.

Several streets in the downtown area are permanently posted for Thursday and Friday street cleaning operations. These streets include Broad, Berwick, Center, Pine, Railroad, Nescopec and Swatara streets, which will be cleaned on Thursday and Friday, beginning at 5 a.m.

Additional streets will be posted, advertised and cleaned periodically.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Older and bolder

The Salvation Army's Older and Bolder group is back in action, meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at the Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St. Meetings include a light luncheon. Jon Bonner of USA Martial Arts will be the guest speaker at the April 15 meeting. He will offer tips on personal protection.

Upcoming meetings include: April 22, a discussion on the movie "God's Not Dead" and the upcoming Kidz Karnival by Maj. Sharon Whispell; April 29, a seminar on identity thefts and 2015 scams, presented by Janene Holter.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

'Pinocchio' auditions

The Tamaqua Area Community Theatre will be holding auditions for the upcoming production of "Pinocchio." The auditions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. April 25 and April 26 at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua.

Actors between the ages of 6 and 21 are needed. The audition will consist of a one-minute monologue, which can be provided if needed.

For more information, text or call 570-590-7621 or email

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