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Tamaqua

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.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

St. John UCC

Christmas Eve services will be held at 4 p.m. (quiet) and at 7:30 p.m. (candlelight) in St. John United Church of Christ.

Zion Lewistown

The Rev. Sunny Stock will officiate at a speciasl Christmas Eve service, at 4 p.m. in Zion Church in the Lewistown Valley. The candlelight service will include communion.

On Christmas Day, a joint service will be held, at 10 a.m., at Christ Church in McKeansburg. Rev. Stock will also officiate at that service.

St. Jerome's

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. held its annual Christmas party on Dec. 13 at the Ryan Township Fire Company. The event was attended by 45 members, with Christy Joy providing the catering.

Vice President Rhoda Purnell offered welcoming remarks and Chaplain Kathleen Valentine provided an invocation.

During a short business session, treasurer Shirley Becker reported sending a get well card to Dolores Walck. Birthday greetings were extended to Eleanor Friend, who celebrated her 98th birthday.

Friday, December 16, 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 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.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

MS concert

The Tamaqua Middle School Music Department will present its annual Holiday Music Program on Dec. 20 in the Tamaqua Area Auditorium.

Featured performers will include the Sixth Grade Band and the Middle School Select and General Chorus.

The Sixth Grade Band is directed by Marsha Rodgers and will be the opening act.

The Middle School Choirs, which include the Select and General Choruses, are directed by John Buglio.

The General Chorus will present the finale.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Seniors met Dec. 8 at the Tamaqua Community Center with 87 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session.

Rose Vallee provided the invocation, entitled "A Christmas Blessing."

The meeting included the annual Christmas party, which was catered by Christy Joy. Table decorations were poinsettia plants, provided by Sank Griffiths. Santa joined the festivities and distributed gifts to each member in attendance.

Installation of officers will be held during the Dec. 15 meeting.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Nov. 22 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 35 members in attendance.

Vice President Rhoda Purnell conducted the business meeting and offered the invocation.

Reports were presented on behalf of secretary Florina Martin and by treasurer Shirley Becker, who also offered inspirational readings.

Birthday greetings were offered to Ruth Grube, Betty Brobst, Muriel Wehr and Edna Romanick.