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Friday, July 8, 2011

Free lunch

The South Ward Playground Association is conducting a free summer lunch program for all local children up to and including the age of 18. Lunches are served weekdays, from noon to 1 p.m., at the South Ward Playground.

The program is an off shoot of the free school lunch program, with funding provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The non-discriminatory program is open to all children regardless of race, origin, religion, etc. In addition to a healthy lunch, participants will be offered a variety of summer activities.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

High school parking

Student parking at the Tamaqua Area Senior High School will once again be by permit only. Applications for parking permits will be available in the high school office, beginning July 11, Mondays through Thursdays, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Forms must be completed and returned no later than July 28.

A total of 69 parking spaces will be available and will be assigned by lottery, which will be held July 28. Permits will then be issued on Aug. 1, in the high school office between 1-3 p.m.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met June 28 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 45 members in attendance. Two guests, Allison Romaneck and Zachary Beavers were welcomed.

President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation. Reports were presented by secretary Florina Martin and treasurer Shirley Becker.

Birthday wishes were extended to Hub Becker, Melody Weicker, Helene Clouser and Thelma Caravello. Martin and Becker provided inspirational readings.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Class of 1961

The Tamaqua Class of 1961 will hold its 50th anniversary reunion on Aug. 6.

For more information, contact Ann at (570) 668-4151 or email Bobbi at

Coupon class

The Tamaqua Salvation Army will sponsor a free class on the best ways to collect, organize and use coupons. The class will be held July 14, from 6-8 p.m., at 105 W. Broad St.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Adult day care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center is looking for interested adults to serve on its board of directors. The board meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. Anyone willing to serve may call (570) 668-6556.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hometown Nazareth

St. John's and Zion's Lutheran Churches have combined forces to host a Vacation Bible School program from July 11-15. Themed "Hometown Nazareth – Where Jesus Was a Kid," the program will be held at Zion Lutheran Church from 6-8 p.m., with closing ceremonies at 6 p.m. on July 15.

In addition, an outreach program, "Operation Kid to Kid," is being offered for students in grades three through six.

Older students and adults are needed as helpers.

For more information, or to register a child, call (570) 668-2180 or 668-4554.

SS. Peter and Paul

Friday, June 24, 2011

Relay weekend

The Tamaqua Carbon Unit of the American Cancer Society will hold its annual Relay For Life event this weekend at the Hometown Farmers' Market on SR54. The event will begin at 2 p.m. Friday with ending ceremonies at 2 p.m. Saturday. This is the local unit's 18th anniversary.

This year's goal is $90,000. One of the highlights of the annual event is the Survivors Victory Lap, which will take place Friday (today) at 7 p.m. A free breakfast for survivors will be served Saturday at 9 a.m.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Arts camp

St. Jerome's Regional School is offering a second session of summer performing arts camp for Tamaqua area students in grades 2-8.

The session will conclude with a full musical production.

In addition to performing, participants will learn about directing plays, set building, staging and communication skills.

The camp will run from July 11 to July 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Features will include intensive acting, singing, movement, fun activities and play time.

For more information, call (570) 668-2757.

Democrats to meet

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Tamaqua Historical Society will meet today at 7 p.m. at the Tamaqua Art Gallery located at 114 West Broad Street in Tamaqua. Community members and volunteers are always encouraged to attend. For more information on how you can help or volunteer with the Society, museum and yearly activities, please call (570) 668-1234 anytime.

Friday, June 17, 2011

SS. Peter and Paul Church

The SS. Peter and Paul 100th anniversary planning committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday in the church rectory.

CCD parents with children who will be in second and third grades for the 2011-2012 school year are invited to attend an important meeting regarding sacramental preparation for the coming year at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 27 in the St. Jerome Regional School gym.

Registration for St. Jerome Regional School for the 2011-2012 can still be made. For more information, contact the school office at (570) 668-2757.