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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Middle school orientation

Christopher Czapla, principal of the Tamaqua Area Middle School has announced an orientation session will be held Aug. 8, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Parents of sixth graders, as well as seventh and eighth graders new to the district, are welcome to attend.

Information will be presented on student schedules, activities, facilities and discipline.

Individuals will meet in the school district auditorium, then have the opportunity to tour the building, accompanied by student guides.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tamaqua Borough Council meeting is scheduled 7 p.m. today at the Tamaqua Borough Hall, 320 East Broad St, Tamaqua. Residents are encouraged to attend.

Friday, July 15, 2011


The next American Red Cross Bloodmobile visit to Tamaqua will be on July 20. The Salvation Army gym will be turned into a blood collection center. Hours will be from 1-6 p.m.

Anyone 17 or older, who weighs at least 110 pounds and is in general good health is eligible to donate blood. Donor cards or proper identification will be required.

Appointments for donors can be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. Donors in Juy will be given a certificate for a free carton of ice cream from Friendly's.

Band rehearsals

Thursday, July 14, 2011

TASD news

Tamaqua Area School District students participating in sports and/or any extracurricular activity, or who has a school parking permit is subject to random drug and alcohol testing. Random drug testing of non-participating students is also available if the district receives a parental request. Students must provide a signed parent consent form before participating.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Board of Health

The July meeting of the Tamaqua Board of Health was held at the municipal building with Randolph Gormley, James Gormley, Earl Boettger, Shirley Becker and Health Officer Judith Hadesty R.N. in attendance.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Free lunch

The South Ward Playground Association is conducting a free summer lunch program for all local children up to and including the age of 18. Lunches are served weekdays, from noon to 1 p.m., at the South Ward Playground.

The program is an off shoot of the free school lunch program, with funding provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The non-discriminatory program is open to all children regardless of race, origin, religion, etc. In addition to a healthy lunch, participants will be offered a variety of summer activities.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

High school parking

Student parking at the Tamaqua Area Senior High School will once again be by permit only. Applications for parking permits will be available in the high school office, beginning July 11, Mondays through Thursdays, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Forms must be completed and returned no later than July 28.

A total of 69 parking spaces will be available and will be assigned by lottery, which will be held July 28. Permits will then be issued on Aug. 1, in the high school office between 1-3 p.m.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met June 28 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 45 members in attendance. Two guests, Allison Romaneck and Zachary Beavers were welcomed.

President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation. Reports were presented by secretary Florina Martin and treasurer Shirley Becker.

Birthday wishes were extended to Hub Becker, Melody Weicker, Helene Clouser and Thelma Caravello. Martin and Becker provided inspirational readings.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Class of 1961

The Tamaqua Class of 1961 will hold its 50th anniversary reunion on Aug. 6.

For more information, contact Ann at (570) 668-4151 or email Bobbi at

Coupon class

The Tamaqua Salvation Army will sponsor a free class on the best ways to collect, organize and use coupons. The class will be held July 14, from 6-8 p.m., at 105 W. Broad St.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Adult day care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center is looking for interested adults to serve on its board of directors. The board meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. Anyone willing to serve may call (570) 668-6556.