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Tamaqua

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group meets every Thursday, at 1 p.m., at the Tamaqua Community Center, located to the rear of Boyer's Food Mart.

Last week's meeting was attended by 68 members. One new members, Joan Brown, was welcomed to the group.

President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and offered readings. Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "Christian Life."

Friday, March 11, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met March 8 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 50 members in attendance. Two new members, Vern Balliet and Bill Morrison, were welcomed. Leona Machay was welcomed back following an absence.

President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting. Jane Springer offered an invocation. Reports were presented by secretary Florina Martin and treasurer Shirley Becker. A thank you card was received from Sylvia Garcia. Birthday greetings were extended to Ruth Grube, Ellie Zakrewsky and Vern Balliet.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Board of health

The Tamaqua Board of Health held its March meeting with Earl Boettger, James Gormley, Shirley Becker and Health Enforcement Officer James Barron in attendance.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sorority news

The local Preceptor Alpha Upsilon and Xi Beta Epsilon Chapters of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority celebrated a Ritual of Jewels Degree March 2 honoring Pat Kibbler. Preceptor Chapter President Lori Schmerfeld conducted the ceremony.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Lenten service

The Tamaqua ministerium will sponsor a series of free Community Lenten services leading up to Easter.

The first service will be held March 16 at Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church, 223 E. Broad St. The services will begin at noon and will be followed by light luncheons.

Other services and locations will be: March 23, Primitive Methodist Church, 57 Hunter St.; March 30, First United Methodist Church, 124 W. Broad St.; April 6, St. Jerome's Catholic Church, 266 W. Broad St.; and April 13, Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Walk for life

Care Net of Tamaqua, an organization providing services to pregnant women, plans to open an office in Tamaqua, at 223 E. Broad St.

The center will provide life-affirming guidance, counseling, prenatal classes, parenting classes and much more to area women and families.

The organization will sponsor a Walk For Life on April 2, beginning at 1 p.m.

The route will begin at Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church, then head west on Broad Street to Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Library news

The Tamaqua Public Library is gearing up for its Spring Storytime sessions. This year's theme is "See If You Can Guess the Theme for the Day." Sessions are open to children between the ages of 2 and 5.

Storytime begins March 7 and will continue for 10 consecutive weeks. Identical programs will be held Mondays and Tuesdays, from 10-11 a.m. Sessions will include stories and crafts.

For more information, stop by the library on South Railroad Street, call (570) 668-4660 or visit www.tamaquapubliclibrary.com.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Feb. 22 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 29 members in attendance.

Treasurer Shirley Becker conducted the business meeting. Jane Springer offered an invocation. Reports were presented by secretary Florina Martin and treasurer Becker. Get well cards were sent to James Valentine and Gayle Wall.

Martin and Becker provided inspirational readings.

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

Senior news

Friday, February 25, 2011

Rush taxes

Rush Township tax collector Dolores Walck has set new office hours for 2011. During the months of March and April, the office will be open Tuesdays, from 6-8 p.m., and Wednesdays, from 9-11 a.m. Hours will be extended for the last week of the discount period. In addition to the Tuesday and Wednesday hours, the office will be open, Thursday, April 28 from 10-11 a.m. and from 6-7 p.m.

Hours during May and June will be Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Adult day care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center has a variety of activities planned for March, including a visit from St. Jerome's kindergarten students on March 18.

Other activities planned for the month include: March 2, bingo; March 7, communion; March 8, cooking class; March 14, sing-a-long with Audrey Christ; March 16, Salvation Army and foot doctor visits; March 21, craft day; March 23, monthly birthday party; March 28, indoor cookout.