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Tamaqua

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.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Seniors met Nov. 10 at the Tamaqua Community Center with 86 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session.

Rose Vallee provided the invocation, entitled "Live Life to the Fullest."

Vice President Doris Brobst and secretary Joan Ann Garber provided their reports. Pizza and drinks were served.

October and November birthdays will be celebrated at the Dec. 1 meeting. Other December events include the annual Christmas party and installation of officers for 2012.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Tax exemptions

The Schuylkill County and Tamaqua Borough Per Capita and Occupation Tax Exemption Forms for the year 2012 are currently available for Borough of Tamaqua residents.

The exemption forms can be obtained at the Tamaqua Municipal Building, 320 E. Broad St., Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Forms will also be available at tax collector Alan Kerr's office, the Tamaqua Area School District Administration building, the Tamaqua ABC High Rise, Majestic House Apartment Complex, the Tamaqua Public Library and the Tamaqua Post Office.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Garden Club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club held its anniversary dinner at St. Joseph's Social Hall in Summit Hill. President June Leiby conducted the business session. There were 20 members and guests in attendance.

Donald Serfass provided a program on high wheel bikes and the history behind the wheel and vintage bikes. His displays included a vintage bike and vintage posters.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Preceptor news

The Preceptor Alpha Upsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held its Halloween Secret Sister party at the home of Pat Kibbler. The hostess presented a program about the traditions of Halloween.

Wanda Keefer and Diane Pruett were named winners of the pumpkin decorating contest.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Board of Health

The November meeting of the Tamaqua Board of Health was held at the municipal building with James Gormley, Earl Boettger, Shirley Becker and Health Enforcement Officer James Barron in attendance.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

TEPTO

The Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 in the Tamaqua Elementary School Library. Fifth grade parents will meet at 6 p.m. that day.

The group will discuss the current and upcoming fundraisers.

Students will have early dismissals on Nov. 9, 10 and 11 due to parent-teacher conferences. Classes will be dismissed two hours early those days.

For more information call Gretchen at (570) 668-7831.

Veteran's parade