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Tamaqua

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

WP softball

The West Penn Athletic/Softball Association will host the Aquafina Pitch Hit and Run Competition on April 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the West Penn Park.

The competition is open to all boys and girls between the ages of 7-14. Participation is free and birth certificates are required for proof of age.

For more information, call Scott Dietrich at (570) 449-6084 or email sdtrich@ptd.net.

Dog walk

The Tamaqua Area Animal Rescue group will host its Fourth Annual Dog Walk on May 7, following along the Schuylkill Valley Heritage Trail.

Monday, April 25, 2011

The 61st Annual Tamaqua Area Community Dinner, and presentation of the 48th annual Citizen of the Year Award, will be held this Wednesday, April 27, at the Tamaqua Community Center, 223 Center St. Cash bar will be open from 6 to 7 p.m., with dinner to be served at 7 p.m.

This year, the annual award was renamed the Joseph M. Plasko Memorial Citizenship Award. It will be presented to Andrew Leibenguth. The dinner is sponsored by the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce and TIDE.

For reservations, or more information, call (570) 668-1880 or email tamaquachamber@verizon.net.

Friday, April 22, 2011

First Steps

First Steps, a support group for mothers, will have its monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 4, at the Primitive Methodist Church, 55 Hunter St., Tamaqua. The meeting will be held in the church social room from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Participants will learn how to make decorative candle holders.

The sessions are free and open to the public. Child care for all ages will be provided free of charge. New members and volunteers are welcome.

For more information, call Linda Murphy at (570) 668-2972 or email firststepmom@msn.com

Egg hunts

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met April 12 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 41 members in attendance. A moment of silence was held in memory of Joseph Wislosky and Dorothy Gallagher.

President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting.

Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation. Reports were presented by secretary Florina Martin and treasurer Shirley Becker, including the sending of church memorials in honor of Gallagher and Wislosky.

Birthday greetings were extended to Margaret Matsago.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Middle school news

The Tamaqua Area Middle School will host its annual Spring Art Show and Choral Concert on May 5.

The annual art show will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. and will feature a variety of artistic creations done by students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. In addition to individual works, there will also be several group projects featured.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

In an effort to make it easier and more convenient for people in the Tamaqua area to lose weight, Weight Watchers of Philadelphia Inc. has announced it is opening a new meeting location in the Scheller Student Center on the Morgan Center campus of Lehigh Carbon Community College. The initial session is scheduled for April 26 at 11:30 a.m. Express Meeetings will then be held every Tuesday, from noon to 1 p.m.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Tamaqua Street Department will continue its Spring cleaning of the borough's streets. Sweeping on Thursdays and Fridays will continue to have a start time of 5 a.m.in an effort to minimize traffic disruptions on the borough's mani streets, with all other days' operations scheduled to begin at 7 a.m.

This week's schedule will include: Wednesday, the sweeper will be found on Mountain Ave., Greenwood to Clark; Swatara, Van Gelder to Mahanoy; South Nescopec, Van Gelder to Mahanoy; Cottage Ave., Center to RT209; Nescopec, Franklin to West Elm.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Board of health

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

Barron reported making seven spot check inspections during March: Tamaqua Area High School, Tamaqua Area Middle School, Tamaqua Area Elementary School, Broad Street Deli, Subway Inc., Fegley's Mini Mart and the Tamaqua Community Center. He also received and adjusted seven complaints: five for scattered rubbish/garbage; one for lack of hot water; and one infestation.

Egg hunts

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Look Good, Feel Better

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., April 18, at the Simon Kramer Institute, 15 Alliance St., New Philadelphia.

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.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Pool passes

Applications are now available for season passes to the H.D. Buehler Memorial (Bungalow) Pool. Opening day will be June 4, at 11:30 a.m. No season or daily passes will be available that day.

Steeply discounted rates for Tamaqua Area School District residents are made available through the generosity of the John E. Morgan Foundation and rates remain the same as last summer.