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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Choral program

The Tamaqua Middle and Senior High School Vocal Music Department will present its annual Spring Choral program this Thursday, May 3 in the Tamaqua Area Auditorium. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will feature performances by the Middle School Select and General Chorus, the Senior High Concert Choir and the Jazz and Concert Chorale.

This year's program will feature the music of Mozart, Duke Ellington, Leonard Bernstein, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Adele.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Playground news

The Tamaqua North and Middle Ward Playground Association will meet at 2 p.m. this Sunday, April 29, in the playground.

One of the topics for discussion will be ways to keep the playground open despite a lack of volunteers. Volunteers are needed to ensure the safety of the children who use the park, as well as operate the concession stand and raise funds.

Anyone willing to help may attend Sunday's meeting.

Baseball competition

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Adult day care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center has a number of activities planned for the month of May, including a spring picnic on May 25.

Other special days next month include: May 1, show and tell; May 4, taco day; May 7, craft day; May 8, design a sock day; May 10, May basket construction; May 11, foot doctor visit; May 14, sing a long with Audrey Christ; May 15, monthly birthday party; May 18, visit from St. Jerome's kindergarten students; May 23, Salvation Army service; May 30, cooking class; May 31, movie day.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Seniors met April 19 at the Tamaqua Community Center with 79 members in attendance. Vice President Nancy Gerber conducted the business session and provided her weekly report.

One new member, Mike Trubilla, was welcomed to the group.

Rose Vallee provided the invocation, entitled "What I'm Thankful For." Secretary Joan Anne Garber provided her report. Joan Boner, Betty Connely and Isabelle Brode were added to the sick list.

The meeting concluded with cards and social games.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Baseball competition

The West Penn Athletic Association will sponsor a Pitch, Hit and Run competition on April 28 at the West Penn Park. The event will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and is open to girls and boys between the ages of 7 and 14.

Participation is free and there are four levels of competition local, sectional, team championship and national finals.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dog licenses

Schuylkill County treasurer Jackie McGovern reminds residents that 2012 dog licenses are now available and the state dog warden is currently canvassing Schuylkill County to ensure compliance with the state law.

Dogs 3 months of age or older must be licensed by law. Licenses are valid through Dec. 31.

Licenses may be obtained at the county courthouse in Pottsville, by mail, online at www.padoglicense.com or at a variety of licensing agents.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Clean up

The Spring 2012 Great Pennsylvania Clean Up is scheduled for this Saturday. Two Tamaqua groups, the Tamaqua Beautification Association and the South Ward Neighborhood Committee will be participating in the event, held in conjunction with the Schuylkill-Keep It Pretty Campaign. The groups will be joined by concerned citizens, local Scouts and Tamaqua Area School District students.

The Tamaqua Beautification Association will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot at the M & T Bank, Broad and Center Streets. The SWNC will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the South Ward Playground

Thursday, April 12, 2012


An American Red Cross Bloodmobile visited Tamaqua on March 28, collecting 42 units of the "gift of life." Meghan Gessat was recognized as a first time donor.

Multi-donation awards were presented to Maryann Deeble, one gallon; and Marjorie Heisler, two gallons.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Board of health

The Tamaqua Board of Health held its April meeting with Earl Boettger, James Gormley and Shirley Becker in attendance.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sorority news

Preceptor Alpha Upsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met March 14 at La Dolce Casa Restaurant in Tamaqua. The meeting, hosted by Nancy Meiser, had a retro look, based on the 50s, 60s and 70s.

During the business session, officers for 2012-2013 were elected and the community egg hunt was discussed.

A Ritual of Jewels and Silver Circle ceremony will be held April 28 at Normal Square Inn. Cathy Santee, a member of Beta Sigma Phi, will be honored for 25 years of commitment to the sorority.