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Tamaqua

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. held its 32nd Anniversary Banquet May 10 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 48 members in attendance. President Eleanor Schmerfeld provided opening remarks and the invocation. Christy Joy catered the meal.

Shirley Becker reported sending a get well card to Betty Kunkel. The afternoon included social games and fellowship.

The group meets the second and fourth Monday of every month. Anyone 50 or older is welcome to join.

Kindergarten news

Friday, May 13, 2011

Sorority news

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held its annual Founder's Day celebration April 27 at La Dolce Casa Restaurant in Tamaqua. Members of the Tamaqua and Pottsville chapters were in attendance. The Best Program Award was presented to Donna Sterling, Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter, for "A Taste of Chocolate." Chapter President Lori Scherfeld was named "Girl of the Year."

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Business Women

The Tamaqua Business and Professional Women's Club met at La Dolce Casa with President Mary Bridygham in charge of the business session. She provided updates on a number of upcoming events.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Bloodmobile

An America Red Cross Bloodmobile will be held May 25 in Tamaqua. St. John United Church of Christ, Pine and Biddle streets, will serve as the collection site. 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. Each unit of donated blood has the potential to help save three lives. Donor cards or proper identification will be required.

Donors may make an appointment by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Student recognition

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met April 26 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 39 members in attendance. President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting.

Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation. Secretary Florina Martin read minutes from the previous meeting and provided the financial report.

Birthday greetings were extended to Madeline Heffelfinger and Neal Flexer.

The annual banquet will be May 10 at the Ryan Township Fire Company. Christy Joy will provide the catering.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Choral concert

The Tamaqua Senior High/Middle School Spring Choral Concert will be held this Thursday in the Tamaqua Area Auditorium. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m., with the concert slated to begin at 7:30 p.m.

A variety of numbers will be presented by the Middle School Chorus, the Jazz Chorale and the Concert Choir. Accompanists will include Steven Moyer, Julian Gerace, Erin Raymond and Emily Zancofsky.

The choirs are under the direction of John Buglio.

Senior news

Friday, April 29, 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

Mini relay

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Class of 1943

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1943 is planning a 68-year anniversary reunion for this summer. The event will be held June 18 at the Owl Creek Reservoir and will include a picnic style luncheon.

For more information, contact Harry Fetterman at (570) 668-3034.

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.

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.