Sunday, August 2, 2015


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

Library news

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club held its first meeting of 2015 on March 24 with 14 members in attendance. President Kathy McGee conducted the business session.

Louise Flexer presented a program on "sugar scrub." Evelyn Adams and Mary Bridygham tied for first place in the arrangement category, while June Leiby won third place.

Members discussed invitations to attend two upcoming events: the South Schuylkill Garden Club Tea on April 21, and the Weatherly Garden Club meeting on May 7. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 570-467-3400.

Friday, April 3, 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 4-6 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.

Adult Day Care

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Senior drivers

The Tamaqua Salvation Army will host AARP Safe Driving classes, full certification and refresher, in April. The classes are open to anyone age 50 or older.

The full certification, 8-hour class will be held in two sessions, from noon to 4 p.m. on April 13 and 14. The refresher class, which is four hours, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on April 16.

James Greaser will be the instructor for all sessions. The refresher course is available to those who have completed the full certification class within the past 36 months.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Denture checkup

Sherry Dental at 41 W. Broad St. in Tamaqua is hosting "Denture Days" this Friday and Saturday, offering a free checkup for current denture and partial denture wearers.

No appointments are necessary, and availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dr. Kile Sherry will conduct a complimentary exam and answer questions related to cracked, worn and ill-fitting dentures.

Hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Sorority news

Friday, March 27, 2015

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met March 24 at the Ryan Township Fire Company in Barnesville with 45 members in attendance. Two new members, Roberta Hollenbach and Connie Dixon, were welcomed to the group.

The business session was conducted by President Eleanor Schmerfeld. Kathleen Valentine provided an inspirational reading, "A True Friend."

Thursday, March 26, 2015


The Tamaqua Area Student Government Association will host the fourth annual Tamaqua MiniTHON this Saturday from 1 to 9 p.m. at the Tamaqua Senior High School. Activities will be held in the Tamaqua Area High School gymnasium and the natatorium.

The popular faculty versus student basketball game will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. There will also be a student volleyball tournament from 2 to 4 p.m.; a student dodge ball tournament from 4 to 6 p.m.; an open swim party for elementary students from 4 to 6 p.m.; and a dance for middle school students from 7 to 9 p.m.