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Tamaqua

Friday, September 9, 2011

Community Fair

New Life Assembly of God Church will sponsor a free Community Fair this Saturday, from 4-7 p.m., at the Tamaqua Community Center. The center is located to the rear of Boyer's Food Mart, next to Willing Park.

Free activities will include a bounce house, face painting, balloon animals, a dunk tank and games for kids. Free refreshments will include hot dogs and cotton candy.

The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call (570) 668-4059.

Heaven

Thursday, September 8, 2011

TEPTO

The Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization, which provides support for students in the Tamaqua and Rush Elementary Schools, will meet at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 12, in the Tamaqua Elementary School Library.

Topics for discussion will include activities for the 2011-2012 school year, including school projects, field trips, fundraisers and more.

Open house sessions have been scheduled for both schools.

At Tamaqua Elementary, open house will be held Sept. 21 in two sessions: grades 2 and 3 from 6-7:30 p.m.; grades 4 and 5 from 7:30-9 p.m.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Seniors met Sept. 1 at the Tamaqua Community Center. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and offered an inspirational reading.

Rose Valle provided the invocation, entitled "Offer Up A Prayer." Vice President Doris Brobst, Treasurer Dolores Walck and Secretary Joan Ann Garber provided their reports. Refreshments included hot dogs, snacks and beverages.

An election of officers will be held in September. Nominations for positions will be accepted at the Sept. 8 meeting.

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.