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Tamaqua

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Walk for life

Care Net of Tamaqua, an organization providing services to pregnant women, plans to open an office in town at 223 E. Broad St.

The center will provide life-affirming guidance, counseling, prenatal classes, parenting classes and much more to area women and families.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sorority news

Members of the local Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met in the conference room of the offices of International Paper in Hazleton. Participants were treated to a light lunch and were presented with goodie bags. Patti Burke served as hostess and presented a program about St. Patrick's Day.

An election of officers was held and the slate will be: Lori Schmerfeld, president; Donna Gerber, vice president; Donna Sterling, recording secretary; Pat Kibbler, corresponding secretary; and Marie Umbriac, treasurer.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

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.

The walk will begin at the Newkirk Tunnel Environmental Education Area along SR209, just west of Tamaqua. Participants will head west for one mile, then return to the registration area.

Registration will begin at 11 a.m. with the walk starting at noon. Registration is required.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Looking good

The American Cancer Society will host Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshops from 4-6 p.m., March 28, at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital's Board Room, Coaldale, and at the Schuylkill Medical Center South, 420 S. Jackson St., Pottsville.

The sessions are 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, March 17, 2011

Bloodmobile

The next American Red Cross Bloodmobile visit to Tamaqua will be on March 30. The Salvation Army gym will be turned into a blood collection center. Hours will be from 1-6 p.m.

Anyone 17 or older, who weighs at least 110 pounds and is in general good health is eligible to donate blood. Donor cards or proper identification will be required.

Appointments for donors can be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Walk for life

Care Net of Tamaqua, an organization providing services to pregnant women, plans to open an office in Tamaqua, at 223 E. Broad St.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group meets every Thursday, at 1 p.m., at the Tamaqua Community Center, located to the rear of Boyer's Food Mart.

Last week's meeting was attended by 68 members. One new members, Joan Brown, was welcomed to the group.

President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and offered readings. Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "Christian Life."

Friday, March 11, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met March 8 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 50 members in attendance. Two new members, Vern Balliet and Bill Morrison, were welcomed. Leona Machay was welcomed back following an absence.

President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting. Jane Springer offered an invocation. Reports were presented by secretary Florina Martin and treasurer Shirley Becker. A thank you card was received from Sylvia Garcia. Birthday greetings were extended to Ruth Grube, Ellie Zakrewsky and Vern Balliet.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Board of health

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

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sorority news

The local Preceptor Alpha Upsilon and Xi Beta Epsilon Chapters of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority celebrated a Ritual of Jewels Degree March 2 honoring Pat Kibbler. Preceptor Chapter President Lori Schmerfeld conducted the ceremony.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Lenten service

The Tamaqua ministerium will sponsor a series of free Community Lenten services leading up to Easter.

The first service will be held March 16 at Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church, 223 E. Broad St. The services will begin at noon and will be followed by light luncheons.

Other services and locations will be: March 23, Primitive Methodist Church, 57 Hunter St.; March 30, First United Methodist Church, 124 W. Broad St.; April 6, St. Jerome's Catholic Church, 266 W. Broad St.; and April 13, Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St.