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Thursday, December 15, 2011

MS concert

The Tamaqua Middle School Music Department will present its annual Holiday Music Program on Dec. 20 in the Tamaqua Area Auditorium.

Featured performers will include the Sixth Grade Band and the Middle School Select and General Chorus.

The Sixth Grade Band is directed by Marsha Rodgers and will be the opening act.

The Middle School Choirs, which include the Select and General Choruses, are directed by John Buglio.

The General Chorus will present the finale.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Seniors met Dec. 8 at the Tamaqua Community Center with 87 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session.

Rose Vallee provided the invocation, entitled "A Christmas Blessing."

The meeting included the annual Christmas party, which was catered by Christy Joy. Table decorations were poinsettia plants, provided by Sank Griffiths. Santa joined the festivities and distributed gifts to each member in attendance.

Installation of officers will be held during the Dec. 15 meeting.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Nov. 22 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 35 members in attendance.

Vice President Rhoda Purnell conducted the business meeting and offered the invocation.

Reports were presented on behalf of secretary Florina Martin and by treasurer Shirley Becker, who also offered inspirational readings.

Birthday greetings were offered to Ruth Grube, Betty Brobst, Muriel Wehr and Edna Romanick.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sorority news

The Alpha Theta Master chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held its last meeting at La Dolce Case Restaurant in Tamaqua. President Nancy Dreisbach conducted the business session.

Thank yous were received from Schuylkill Women in Crisis and Trinity Friends in Need. The chapter gave monetary donations to the two charitable organizations, as well as coats for SWIC. Sorority members agreed to help with the China Silk Road Dance performance on Dec. 16, at the Tamaqua Area Auditorium.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Library news

Santa will make his annual visit to the Tamaqua Public Library during the annual Preschool Children's Christmas party, scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 12. All infants and toddlers are welcome.

In addition to a gift from Santa, children will sing seasonal songs, make crafts and hear stories from the librarian.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Spirit of Christmas

Tamaqua's Annual Spirit of Christmas Festival will be held this weekend at a variety of venues in the downtown area.

Festivities will begin with a candlelit walking tour of the historic district. Participants will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, at the Tamaqua Historical Society Museum, 116 W. Broad St. Reservations are not required.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Angel tree

The Tamaqua Salvation Army Angel Tree program is designed to make the Christmas season brighter for children in need. Angel Trees can be found at numerous businesses as well as the Salvation Army Community Center, located at 105 W. Broad St.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Detour ended

Tamaqua borough manager Kevin Steigerwalt wants to make sure readers know last weekend's 18-plus mile detour will not be repeated anytime in the near future.

The detour was due to replacement of a rail line, not the continuing bridge construction project.

The bridge project, which will take months to complete, will not require a detour as PennDOT is creating a temporary bridge over the Little Schuylkill River.

St. John UCC

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Book discussion

The Tamaqua Public Library hosts a monthly book discussion event, providing readers with an opportunity to discuss their favorite editions as well as become acquainted with new authors.

This month's discussion will begin at 6 p.m. Nov. 28, at the library on South Railroad Street.

The featured book will be "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," written by Rebecca Skloot.

Lacks was a poor African American immigrant who died from an aggressive form of cancer at the age of 30.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Coat drive

The Tamaqua Area High School Leadership Council is sponsoring a winter coat drive. Code named Operation Give Warmth, the students are collecting lightly used winter coats and jackets, as well as new items, to benefit children in need.