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Tamaqua

Friday, January 20, 2012

Bloodmobile

An American Red Cross Bloodmobile will visit Tamaqua on Jan. 25. The collection site will be St. John United Church of Christ on Pine Street. Hours will be from 1 to 6 p.m.

Anyone 17 or older, who weighs at least 110 pounds and is in good general health, is eligible to donate blood.

To schedule an appointment, call (800) 733-2767 or visit the organization's website at www.redcrossblood.org.

This visit is being sponsored by Tamaqua 309 Auto Sales.

All donors will receive a free mug and spoon set, as well as a Chef Cat Cora recipe card.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Jan. 10 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 42 members in attendance.

Vice president Rhoda Purnell conducted the business meeting. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation. Reports were presented by secretary Florina Martin and treasurer Shirley Becker. Get well cards were sent to Jane Springer and Carol Sedlak.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Seniors met Jan. 12 at the Tamaqua Community Center with 86 members in attendance. One new member, Grace Moser, was welcomed.

President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and offered an inspirational reading. Rose Vallee provided the invocation, entitled "Morning Blessing." Reports were offered by vice president Nancy Gerber and secretary Joan Anne Garber.

Betty Connely was added to the sick list and Betty Springer was hospitalized. A card of thanks was received from Joan Deitrich.

Friday, January 13, 2012

GriefShare

Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church will again host a GriefShare program designed to assist those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. The course is Biblically based, but non-denominational.

Meetings will begin on Feb. 8.

They will then be held Wednesdays, at 7 p.m., for the next 13 weeks. Meetings will be held in the church conference room, at 223 E. Broad St.

For more information, or to register, call (570) 668-2520.

Dog licenses

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Christmas trees

The Borough of Tamaqua's Street Department will be collecting discarded Christmas trees throughout January.

Residents are to place their trees curbside on their regular trash collection days.

Trees will be collected as time and weather permit.

Trees must be free of all tinsel and decorations. Residents are also asked to remove any plastic bags from the trees.

Trees may also be dropped off behind the Tamaqua Borough Garage, at 421 rear E. Broad St.

No trees will be collected after Jan. 31.

St. John Lutheran

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Seniors met Jan. 5 at the Tamaqua Community Center with 83 members in attendance. One new member, Ruth Anne Feone, was welcomed.

President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and presented the treasurer's report. Rose Vallee provided the invocation, entitled "God's Gifts." Reports were also offered by Vice President Nancy Gerber and secretary Joan Anne Garber.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Tax exemptions

The Schuylkill County and Tamaqua Borough Per Capita and Occupation Tax Exemption forms for the year 2012 are currently available for borough 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 Keer'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.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Garden club news

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club held its annual Christmas party on Dec. 27 in the social hall of Zions Church, Lewistown Valley. In lieu of a gift exchange, members donated to a local charity.

The event included a pot luck dinner and installation of officers for 2012. Kathy McGee served as installation officer. Officers are: June Leiby, president; Kathy McGee, vice president; Louise Flexer, secretary; Cindy Sabol, assistant secretary; Evelyn Adams, treasurer; Linda Leiby, chaplain; Joan Fritz, sergeant at arms; and Mary Bridygham, historian.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas trees

The Borough of Tamaqua's Street Department will be collecting discarded Christmas trees throughout January.

Residents are to place their trees curbside on their regular trash collection days.

Trees will be collected as time and weather permit.

Trees must be free of all tinsel and decorations. Residents are also asked to remove any plastic bags from the trees.

Trees may also be dropped off behind the Tamaqua Borough Garage, at 421 rear E. Broad St.

No trees will be collected after Jan. 31.

SS. Peter and Paul

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Snow rules

With the possibility of winter weather lurking every week, Tamaqua residents are reminded of borough rules concerning sidewalks.

Property owners are required to maintain a clear path, at least three feet wide, on sidewalks.

Snow and/or ice must be removed from these pathways within 24 hours of the end of a snowstorm.

Snow, ice and other materials may not be thrown into the streets. Fines may be imposed on anyone caught throwing snow or ice into the street or who fails to maintain a snow-free pathway.