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Tamaqua

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Weekly street sweeping operations in the Borough of Tamaqua have been discontinued for the Winter months. Street sweeping will resume in the Spring of 2011, with schedules to be advertised in the TIMES NEWS.

For further information, stop in at the Tamaqua Municipal Building, 320 E. Broad St., or call (570) 668-3444 or 668-0300.

Friday, November 26, 2010

ESRC basketball

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission is seeking volunteer coaches and referees for its Biddy Basketball Program for students in third through sixth grade. There will be two separate divisions, 3-4 grade and 5-6 grade. The program is scheduled to begin the second week in December and continue through February.

The league is designed to help children develop and sharpen their basketball skills, increasing their interest in the game. Games and practices will be held at the Tamaqua Elementary School and the West Penn Elementary School.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving

The Tamaqua Salvation Army is offering local residents the opportunity to share in the joys of Thanksgiving through a free Thanksgiving Day meal. Turkey and all the trimmings will be served tomorrow, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the SAL Center, 115 W. Broad St. Delivery options are available for the disabled and the elderly.

To arrange for home delivery, call (570 668-0410. For more information, call (570) 668-1234.

Senior citizens

Friday, November 19, 2010

SAL holidays

The Tamaqua Salvation Army is gearing up for its annual holiday traditions, including the Angel Tree Program and the Christmas Kettle Campaign.

The Angel Tree Program provides a season brightener for needy children who may not otherwise receive any gifts during the holidays.

Names of participating children have been written on angel tags, which are then placed on angel trees at participating locations.

Each Angel Tag provides the name, age, gender, clothing sizes and special Christmas needs/wishes of the child.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tax exemptions

The Schuylkill County and Tamaqua Borough Per Capita and Occupation Tax Exemption forms for the year 2011 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.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Nov. 9 at the Ryan Township Fire Company, Barnesville, with 35 members in attendance. Treasurer Shirley Becker conducted the business meeting. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation.

Reports were presented by Becker and secretary Florina Martin. Birthday wishes were extended to Lloyd Schmerfeld, Jean Machamer, Muriel Wehr, Jane Springer and Mildred Karmonski

Becker, Martin and Machamer provided inspirational readings. The annual Christmas party will be held Dec. 14, catered by Christy Joy.

Monday, November 15, 2010

An American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be held in Tamaqua on Nov. 17. The collection center will be at the Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St. Hours will be from 1-6 p.m.

Anyone 17 or older, who weighs at least 110 pounds and is in good general health is eligible to become a blood donor. Tips for a successful donation include: drink extra water and non-alcoholic beverages; avoid caffeine; get a good night's sleep before donating blood; wear cool, loose clothing; eat a healthy meal before arriving at the donation center; and drink plenty of fluids after donating blood.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Bloodmobile

An American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be held in Tamaqua on Nov. 17. The collection center will be at the Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St. Hours will be from 1-6 p.m.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Board of Health

The November meeting of the Tamaqua Board of Health was held at the municipal building with James Gormley, Earl Boettger, Shirley Becker and Health Enforcement Officer James Barron in attendance.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Miss Spirit of Christmas

The 2010 Spirit of Christmas Festival, sponsored by the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership, will be held Dec. 2 through Dec. 5. As part of the festivities, the search is on for Little Miss Spirit of Christmas, who will be a representative at several of the weekend's activities.