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Tamaqua

Friday, June 15, 2012

Summer concerts

The Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the sixth year of its popular free Summer Concert Series, with mini concerts scheduled every other Thursday into September. Next week's, June 21st, event will feature Fred Douglas, whose genre is described as "oldies music."

Additional events will include: July 5, Jeremiah Jones (country); July 19, Steve Brosky and Jimmy Meyer (blues); Aug. 2, Lizard Creek (Celtic); Aug. 16, Large Flower Heads (60s classics); Aug. 30, The Todd Wolfe Band; Sept. 13, It Takes Two (variety).

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summerfest

The Tamaqua Historical Society will sponsor its 22nd Annual Summerfest celebration on Father's Day, June 17. Festivities will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. and will be held in the West Broad Street downtown area.

For more information, call (570) 668-6899 or (570) 668-1880.

Movies at the park

The East End Playground Association will begin this year's series of Monday evening movies on June 18. The film "The Muppets" will be presented at approximately 8 p.m.

Admission is free and the concession stand will be open.

Lyme disease

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Summer celebration

The Pottsville Campus of McCann School of Business and Technology will host an Open House, from 2-6 p.m. on June 21. Marvin Washington, former Denver Broncos Super Bowl champion and New York Jet, will be available to sign autographs.

Festivities will include a tour of the campus, program spotlights, food and games for the entire family.

For more information, or to RSVP, call (570) 622-7622. The campus is located at 2650 Goodglen Rd., Pottsville.

Missing name

Friday, June 8, 2012

Class of 1992

The Tamaqua Area High School Class of 1992 is planning its 10th anniversary reunion and organizers are in need of contact information for several classmates.

Among the "missing" are Wendy Derr, Terri Faust, Brian Hoppes, Kurt Kohut, Constance Murphy, Ryan Shellhamer, Michele Smith, Matt Yeager and Roger Wagner.

Anyone with current information for any of the listed class members may contact Lauren Schock Wall at (570) 668-2493.

Lyme disease

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Adult day care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center has a number of activities planned for the month of June, including an "oldies" dance on June 9, at the Tamaqua Elks. Music will be provided by DJ Original Sounds.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bloodmobile

An American Red Cross Bloodmobile visited Tamaqua on May 23, collecting 41 units of the "gift of life." The event was held at St. John United Church of Christ on Pine Street.

Multi-donation awards were presented to Mark Kosica, 7 gallons; and Carl Heisler, 12 gallons.

Local volunteers assisting Red Cross personnel were Joan Camerini, Jean Stevens, Darlene and Bob Zeckman, Dolly Shirey and Bob Shirey.

This visit was sponsored by Nove Marie's Thrift Shop, 44 W. Broad St., Tamaqua.

Senior citizens

Friday, June 1, 2012

Summerfest

The Tamaqua Historical Society will sponsor its 22nd Annual Summerfest celebration on Father's Day, June 17. Festivities will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. and will be held in the West Broad Street downtown area.

Potential vendors have until June 11 to contact the society or Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, call (570) 668-6899 or (570) 668-1880.

ESRC volleyball

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission will sponsor a Summer Volleyball League for adults 18 and older. Registrations are now being accepted.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met May 22 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 44 members in attendance. Two new members, Joseph St. Ong and George Carvel were welcomed.

Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation. Reports were offered by Vice President Rhoda Purnell and treasurer Shirley Becker, who also offered inspirational readings. Upcoming events include an election of officers on June 12 and the annual picnic, at St. Peter's UCC Grove, on July 24.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cressona band

The Cressona Band will be appearing locally three times over the summer months, providing free entertainment to all.

The first concert will be held at 7 p.m. on June 6 at the Tamaqua ABC Hi Rise, 222 E. Broad St. Next up will be a performance at the East End Playground, at 7 p.m., on July 18. The third appearance will be Aug. 5, from 4-6 p.m., at Heisler's Dairy Bar in the Lewistown Valley.

All of the performances will include show tunes, marches, overtures and songs of yesteryear.

The public is welcome to attend.

Cross country

Friday, May 25, 2012

Summer concerts

The Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing to celebrate the sixth year of its popular free Summer Concert Series, which will begin June 7 with a blues concert by Sarah Ayres and Chris Dean. Other concerts in the series will include: June 21, Fred Douglas (oldies); July 5, Jeremiah Jones (country); July 19, Steve Brosky and Jimmy Meyer (blues); Aug. 2, Lizard Creek (Celtic); Aug. 16, Large Flower Heads (60s classics); Aug. 30, The Todd Wolfe Band; Sept. 13, It Takes Two (variety).