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Tamaqua

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

LCCC summer

Summer hours are in effect at Lehigh Carbon Community Campus Morgan Center in Tamaqua. The center will be open Mondays and Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.; and Thursdays, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, call (570) 668-6880.

Seniors meet

The Tamaqua Seniors met on June 9 at the Tamaqua Community Center. There were 79 members present and two guests, Carol Baker and William Linkhorst. Invocation was given by Rose Valle entitled, "Beauty Lives in Springtime." Janene Holter was the guest speaker on crime prevention.

Friday, June 10, 2011

ACS makeover

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., June 13, at the Carbon-Tamaqua Office of the American Cancer Society, 33 W. Ridge Street, Lansford.

The session is free and open to all local female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment.

During the session, trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bloodmobile

An American Red Cross Bloodmobile held in Tamaqua on May 25 collected a total of 47 units of the "gift of life." St. John United Church of Christ, Pine and Biddle streets, served as the collection site.

There were two first time donors, Zachary Bachman and Schuyler Schmidt. Multi-gallon pins were awarded to: David Mace, 8 gallons; Paul Kern, 16 gallons; and John Handler, 20 gallons.

Volunteers included Bob and Dolly Shirey, Joan Camerini, Dolores Martin and Darlene Zeckman.

This visit was sponsored by The Broad Street Deli.

Rush taxes

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club held its May meeting in the social hall of Zions Church, Lewistown Valley. The business session was conducted by President June Leiby. Special guest speaker was Jean Bachert.

Bachert spoke about using "crackle" medium for decorating floral containers made of wood and other items. She also demonstrated creating a floral arrangements and held a question and answer session.

Members discussed the upcoming Schuylkill County Fair, scheduled for Aug.1-6, and reviewed the criteria for the Artistic Arrangements section.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Cressona band

The Cressona Band will perform two free mini concerts in Tamaqua this summer.

The first event will be held June 8, at 7 p.m., at the Tamaqua ABC High Rise, 222 E. Broad St. The concert will be sponsored by Shafer's Pharmacy and Dr. Richard Chwastiak.

The second concert will be performed July 13, at 7 p.m., at the East End Playground. Rain date will be July 14, same time and place.

The public is welcome to attend either or both events. Featured music will include show tunes, marches, overtures and songs of yesteryear.

ACS relay

Friday, June 3, 2011

Zion Lewistown

The Rev. Sunny Stock will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Zion Church in the Lewistown Valley. The service will be followed by a congregational meeting. The Confirmation class will meet after the congregational meeting. Sunday school classes will be held at 9:30 a.m.

Also on Sunday, Chris Hafer will lead a Bible study session, at 6:30 p.m., at Calvary United Methodist Church.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Playground opening

The South Ward Playground will re-open this Saturday.

The park was closed due to a total renovation and construction project.

A ribbon cutting for the South Ward Community Center was held May 27.

Longtime playground fans will find things a bit topsy-turvy, as the basketball court was relocated to the Race Street side.

The community center stands where the basketball court was previously located.

New equipment has been installed, designed to federal safety guidelines.

ACS makeover

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met May 24 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 38 members in attendance. President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business session. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered the invocation.

Reports were made by secretary Florina Martin and treasurer Shirley Becker. Birthday greetings were extended to George Caravello and Nancy Godanis. Readings were offered by Shirley Becker and Florina Martin.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial parade

Tamaqua's Memorial Day Parade will be held Monday, beginning at 10 a.m. This is a change in time from previous years. The parade will again form in the area of the former CVS/Maff Motors parking lots. Lawrence J. Kabana has been named as the parade's grand marshal, while Neal E. Smith will be the featured speaker for the service at the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

The day's activities will begin at 9:45 a.m. at the Rahn Township Memorial on East Broad Street. The color guard of C.H. Berry Post 173, Tamaqua American Legion, will render honors.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Beach party

The North and Middle Ward Playground Association will host a welcome to Summer Beach Dance Party on May 29, from 6-9 p.m., at the playground. Music will be provided by DJ Ray.

Free leis will be provided to the first 100 children.

The playground is located on Washington Street.

TAHS Baccalaureate

The annual Baccalaureate service for the Tamaqua Area High School Class of 2011 will be held May 29, at 7:30 p.m., in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.

SS. Peter and Paul