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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.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sorority news

The Alpha Theta Master chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held its last meeting at La Dolce Case Restaurant in Tamaqua. President Nancy Dreisbach conducted the business session.

Thank yous were received from Schuylkill Women in Crisis and Trinity Friends in Need. The chapter gave monetary donations to the two charitable organizations, as well as coats for SWIC. Sorority members agreed to help with the China Silk Road Dance performance on Dec. 16, at the Tamaqua Area Auditorium.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Library news

Santa will make his annual visit to the Tamaqua Public Library during the annual Preschool Children's Christmas party, scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 12. All infants and toddlers are welcome.

In addition to a gift from Santa, children will sing seasonal songs, make crafts and hear stories from the librarian.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Spirit of Christmas

Tamaqua's Annual Spirit of Christmas Festival will be held this weekend at a variety of venues in the downtown area.

Festivities will begin with a candlelit walking tour of the historic district. Participants will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, at the Tamaqua Historical Society Museum, 116 W. Broad St. Reservations are not required.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Angel tree

The Tamaqua Salvation Army Angel Tree program is designed to make the Christmas season brighter for children in need. Angel Trees can be found at numerous businesses as well as the Salvation Army Community Center, located at 105 W. Broad St.