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Tamaqua

Friday, September 2, 2011

9/11 service

The annual Tamaqua Area 9/11 Remembrance Service will be held Sept. 11 at the Hometown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on SR54 in Hometown. The event will begin at 2 p.m. Richard Hadesty will again serve as master of ceremonies and guest speakers include many local dignitaries and military veterans.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America. The service will be sponsored by the South Ward Playground Association, as it has every year.

The public is welcome to attend.

Zion Lewistown

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Adult Day Care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center has a variety of activities planned for September, including the monthly birthday celebration on Sept. 19.

Other activities for the month will include: Sept. 6, craft day; Sept. 7, bingo; Sept. 13, musical entertainment with Audrey Christ; Sept. 14, visit with Skye the dog; Sept. 21, Salvation Army service; and Sept. 27, cooking class.

In addition to weekly sing-a-longs, exercise sessions, a variety of therapies and social games, the center provides for hairstyling and manicure service.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Seniors met Aug. 25 at the Tamaqua Community Center with 86 members in attendance. One guest, Gladys Neff, was welcomed.

President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and offered an inspirational reading. Rose Valle provided the invocation, entitled "Laugh at the Clouds." Vice President Doris Brobst and Secretary Joan Ann Garber provided their reports. An election of officers will be held in September.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Aug. 23 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 42 members in attendance.

President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting.

Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation. Reports were presented by secretary Florina Martin and treasurer Shirley Becker.

A discussion was held on an Oct. 4 trip to Penn's Peak and the group voted to hold the 2012 picnic at St. Peter's Church Pavilion.

Guest speaker Judy Radzwick gave a presentation on Diakon Volunteer Home Care.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Rush Bicentennial

The Rush Township Bicentennial Committee will hold a Community Day Bicentennial Celebration this Sunday, Aug. 28, at the township municipal building on SR54. Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Festivities will include a live remote radio broadcast with Polka Joe Manjack, children's activities, informational sessions, business displays and more. There will also be free refreshments.

For more information, call (570) 668-2938.

Summer films

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Seniors met Aug. 18 at the Tamaqua Community Center with 84 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session.

Rose Valle provided the invocation, entitled "God's Paintbrush."

Vice President Doris Brobst reported sending get well cards to Jane Springer and Jean Yanick and Doris Pierce was added to the sick list. Secretary Joan Ann Garber provided her report.

A wrap up discussion was held on the trip to the Yuengling Brewery and Grandma's Restaurant.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fall clean up

The Tamaqua Beautification Association, Owl Creek Recreation Association, South Ward Neighborhood Committees and the Tamaqua Area School District will be participating in the Fall SKIP clean up on Sept. 17. Interested volunteers are welcome to join the groups as they clean up the downtown, Owl Creek and South Ward sections of the borough. Additional areas could be targeted if there are enough volunteers.

Residents and business owners may lend a hand by cleaning their respective sidewalks and properties that day.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 35 members in attendance. President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting.

Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation. Reports were presented by secretary Florina Martin and treasurer Shirley Becker. Hub and Shirley Becker were congratulated on their 42nd wedding anniversary, which was celebrated on Aug. 5. The group discussed trips to the Bloomsburg Fair, on Sept. 26, and to Penn's Peak on Oct. 4.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

School lunches

Due to a federal mandate, the Tamaqua Area School District has raised the price of a school lunch for the 2011-2012 school year. As of Aug. 30, the cost of a school lunch will be $2.30 at the senior high and middle schools, and $2.05 at the district's three elementary schools.

For further information, visit the district's website at www.tamaqua.k12.pa.us or call (570) 668-2570.

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Seniors met Aug. 11 at the West Penn Rod and Gun Club for an annual picnic. The 82 members in attendance enjoyed a meal catered by Christy Joy.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Board of Health

The August meeting of the Tamaqua Board of Health was held at the municipal building with Randolph Gormley, James Gormley, Earl Boettger, Shirley Becker, Health Officer Judith Hadesty R.N. and Health Enforcement Officer James Barron in attendance.