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Tamaqua

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

Friday, December 24, 2010

Adult day care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center has a variety of activities planned for the month of January, including: Jan. 3, communion; Jan. 5, bingo and craft day; Jan. 12, sing-along with Audrey Christ; Jan. 17, cooking class; Jan. 19, Salvation Army visit; Jan. 20, visit from St. Jerome's kindergarten class; Jan. 21, hat day; Jan. 24, visit from Skye the therapy dog; Jan. 26, monthly birthday party; Jan. 28, pancake day.

In addition to weekly sing-alongs and social games, hairstyling and manicure services are available. Both require advance notice.

Thursday, December 23, 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, December 22, 2010

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. held its annual Christmas party on Dec. 14 at the Ryan Township Fire Company, Barnesville, with 46 members in attendance. President Eleanor Schmerfeld offered opening remarks. The event was catered by Christy Joy and included a gift exchange. Favors were provided by Betty Brobst and Eleanor Schmerfeld, while Hub and Shirley Becker donated Christmas lollipops.

Vice President Rhoda Purnell was welcomed back following an extended absence.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Writers' workshop

The Black Diamond Writers' Network and the Pennsylvania Women's Press Association will combine forces to sponsor a workshop on visioning and setting goals. The workshop will be held Dec. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Tamaqua Public Library. Guest speaker will be Cathy Colangelo, a life enhancement and career coach based in Weatherly. The public is welcome.

For more information, call Kathy at (570) 645-3059.

American Hose

Friday, December 17, 2010

A little thing like a construction site is not going to stop the South Ward Playground Association from holding its annual Christmas party and visit from St. Nick. The event will just be held this Sunday, a little further south and west of the playground, in the Tamaqua Senior High School Cafeteria. Hours will be from 1-3 p.m.

In addition to a visit from St. Nick, there will be free face painting and a free bike give away.

Anyone planning to attend is reminded to use the rear doors to the cafeteria, NOT the front doors of the school.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Board of Health

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

Barron reported making a general inspection at the City Limits Cafe and Bakery. He also received and adjusted nine complaints: three concerning trash/rubbish; three infestations; two properties unfit for human occupancy; and one for no heat/hot water. There were no cases of reportable diseases for November.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Senior citizens

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

The Dec. 2 meeting included the annual Christmas party and was attended by 92 members. Eleanor Roberts offered an invocation before members enjoyed a meal catered by Christy Joy. Special guest was Santa Claus. A thank you card was sent to Sank Griffiths, who donated the poinsettia plant centerpieces.