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Tamaqua

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fall clean up

The Tamaqua Beautification Association, Owl Creek Recreation Association, South Ward Neighborhood Committees and the Tamaqua Area School District will be participating in the Fall SKIP clean up on Sept. 17. Interested volunteers are welcome to join the groups as they clean up the downtown, Owl Creek and South Ward sections of the borough. Additional areas could be targeted if there are enough volunteers.

Residents and business owners may lend a hand by cleaning their respective sidewalks and properties that day.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 35 members in attendance. President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting.

Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation. Reports were presented by secretary Florina Martin and treasurer Shirley Becker. Hub and Shirley Becker were congratulated on their 42nd wedding anniversary, which was celebrated on Aug. 5. The group discussed trips to the Bloomsburg Fair, on Sept. 26, and to Penn's Peak on Oct. 4.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

School lunches

Due to a federal mandate, the Tamaqua Area School District has raised the price of a school lunch for the 2011-2012 school year. As of Aug. 30, the cost of a school lunch will be $2.30 at the senior high and middle schools, and $2.05 at the district's three elementary schools.

For further information, visit the district's website at www.tamaqua.k12.pa.us or call (570) 668-2570.

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Seniors met Aug. 11 at the West Penn Rod and Gun Club for an annual picnic. The 82 members in attendance enjoyed a meal catered by Christy Joy.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Board of Health

The August meeting of the Tamaqua Board of Health was held at the municipal building with Randolph Gormley, James Gormley, Earl Boettger, Shirley Becker, Health Officer Judith Hadesty R.N. and Health Enforcement Officer James Barron in attendance.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Seniors met Aug. 4 at the Tamaqua Community Center with 86 members in attendance.

President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and read the secretary's report. Rose Valle provided the invocation, entitled "Whose Flowers Are These." Vice President Doris Brobst announced Dolores Boyle and Jean Yanick were added to the sick list. Dolores Walck provided the treasurer's report.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A dance benefit for kids in grades 4 through 8 for Sharon (McCarroll) Goho will be held Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Tamaqua Community Center. DJ Big Show will be providing entertainment. The donations are $5. There will also be soda and snacks available for purchase.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a free concert today, with performance by Wildcat, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. as part of their Summer Concert Series. The concert will be held on the platform of the Tamaqua Railroad Station. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Rush taxes

The office of Rush Township Tax Collector Dolores Walck will be closed Aug. 16, from 9-11 a.m.

The office will be open that day from 6-8 p.m.

Additionally, as stated on the tax bills, the office will be closed on Aug. 9-10.

Bethany EC

The Rev. Kevin Roberts will officiate at the 10:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church. Nursery care is provided. Sunday school classes meet at 9:30 a.m.

Monday, August 8, 2011

A free movie in the park will be played tonight starting at 8:30 p.m. at the East End Park, Mountain Avenue, in Tamaqua. The concession stand will also be open. The movie will be Secretariat, rated PG. The movie is provided courtesy of the East End Park Association.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Bloodmobile

An American Red Cross Bloodmobile visited Tamaqua on July 20, collecting 48 units of the "gift of life." Two first time donors, Deanna Hill and Olga Rosado, participated.

Local volunteers assisting Red Cross personnel were Jean Stevens, Dolly Shirey and Bob Shirey. The Salvation Army gym was transformed into a blood collection center through the efforts of Randy Gormley, Bob Zeplin, Jack Quinn, Mike Trubilla and Joe Rimm.

This visit was sponsored by the Tamaqua Salvation Army.

Vets group