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Tamaqua

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Looking good

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., Jan. 24, at the Carbon/Tamaqua Unit Office, 33 W. Ridge St., Lansford.

The session is free and open to all local female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment.

During the session, trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Wednesday, January 12, 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 72 members and one guest, Eleanor Arner. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session.

Vice President Doris Roberts reported sending a sympathy card to Muriel Wehr. Jane Tartar was added to the sick list.

One new member, Sylvania Houseman, was welcomed to the group.

Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join. The meeting room is handicap accessible.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Tamaqua Public Library is open Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Please note that the library will be open on Jan. 17, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.

Spring Storytime

The library will once again conduct its Spring Storytime. This year's theme is "See if you can guess the theme of the day."

Friday, January 7, 2011

Snow rules

With the possibility of winter weather lurking every week, Tamaqua residents are reminded of borough rules concerning sidewalks.

Property owners are required to maintain a clear path, at least three feet wide, on sidewalks. Snow and/or ice must be removed from these pathways within 24 hours of the end of a snowstorm.

Snow, ice and other materials may not be thrown into the streets. Fines may be imposed on anyone caught throwing snow or ice into the street or who fails to maintain a snow free pathway.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Cross country

The Tamaqua Cross Country Boosters will meet Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., in the senior high school cafeteria.

Anyone interested in supporting the teams is welcome to attend.

ACS Relay

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life for Tamaqua and surrounding communities will meet at 7 p.m. on Jan. 10, at the Lehigh Carbon Community College Morgan Center on Van Gelder Street.

This meeting is open to all past/current participants as well as anyone else interested in becoming involved.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

TOPS

The local chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets Wednesdays in the education room at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale. Weigh-ins begin at 5:45 p.m., followed by a short business session and a program.

TOPS is a weight loss support group for men and women of all ages. Members learn sensible nutrition, portion control and lifestyle changes that promote lifelong health. Visitors are welcome to attend their first meeting without obligation, free of charge.

SS. Peter and Paul

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Tamaqua Area High School Guidance Department will host a Financial Aid Night on Monday, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Tamaqua Area Auditorium

Cathy Caffrey, Assistant Regional Director for PHEAA, will be going over the FAFSA form in detail and will be answering any general financial aid questions.

Any college bound senior or junior student and their parents are encouraged to attend.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Calvary Evangelical

Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church, Catawissa and Valley roads, Lewistown Valley, will hold its morning worship service on Sunday, Jan. 2 at 10:25 a.m. The Rev. Brian Reading, pastor, will present a message entitled "Which Must Come First."

At 9:15 a.m., Sunday School classes will be held for all ages. Nursery service is available.

There will be no 6:30 p.m. praise, worship and Bible study. The public is welcome to join in an "informal" small group gathering this week on Jan. 2.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Members of the Tamaqua Area High School Boys and Girls Swimming and Diving teams recently collected over 60 toys for the local Toys For Tots drive to assist children that are less fortunate.

The Tamaqua Swimming/Diving team is coached by Eric Lech.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

St. Jerome's Church

St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church, West Broad Street, will hold Mass on New Year's Eve, Friday, Dec. 31 at 5 p.m. and on New Year's Day, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 at 9 a.m.

The Sunday Mass schedule for this weekend will remain the same, with the Vigil Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon and Masses at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday morning.

The parish office will be closed on Friday for the New Year's holiday. It will reopen on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 at 9 a.m.

SS. Peter and Paul