Thursday, September 18, 2014


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sorority news

The Tamaqua Preceptor Alpha Upsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority will hold its annual Community Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at the Bungalow Park. Activities will begin at noon. The hunt is open to children between the ages of 1-10.

The March 12 meeting was held at the home of Donna Sterling, who presented a program on the history of aprons, noting how styles have changed through the years based on fashion and function. She also shared memories of her grandmothers and presented members with individual, vintage aprons.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Egg hunt

The newly reorganized North and Middle Ward Playground Association will sponsor a community Easter Egg Hunt on April 12, at the Washington Street playground. Registration will begin at noon, with the hunt scheduled to start at 2 p.m.

Refreshments will be available.

Pool passes

Applications for season passes to the H.D. Buehler Memorial (Bungalow) Pool in Tamaqua will be available as of April 1. Opening day will be the day after the last day of the 2013-2014 school year (May 31 unless rescheduled).

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Older and bolder

The Salvation Army's Older and Bolder group meets Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St. Regular meetings include a light luncheon.

Since its beginning in 2009, as a way for seniors to get together and discuss important topics, the program has grown and spun off additional programs, such as the Bell Choir, the Needlebugs Quilting group and Exerette gentle exercise.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met March 27 with 56 members in attendance. Vice President Nancy Gerber conducted the business session and Jacque Patrick provided the invocation "My God is no Stranger."

Reports were offered by secretary Ruth Ann Feane and treasurer Penny Schlorf. Pat Regalis and John Fredericks were added to the sick list. Plans for a pizza party and trip to Shady Maple were discussed.

The meeting concluded with cards and social games.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Tax office

Tamaqua Tax Collector Pam McCullion has new hours for her office at 6 S. Lehigh St.

From March through October, the office will be open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Mondays; from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and from 9 a.m. until noon the last Saturday of each month.

There are no Friday hours.

For more information or directions, call 570-668-6220.

Soup social

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Pool passes

Applications for season passes to the H.D. Buehler Memorial (Bungalow) Pool in Tamaqua will be available as of April 1. Opening day will be the day after the last day of the 2013-2014 school year (May 31 unless rescheduled).

No season or daily passes will be available that day.

Steeply discounted rates for Tamaqua Area School District residents are made available through the generosity of the John E. Morgan Foundation. Rates will remain the same as last year.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Artist reception

The Tamaqua Community Art Center will sponsor a meet and greet reception for artist Vicky Dash from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua.

Dash is a member of the Schuylkill County Allied Artist and discovered the "inner landscape of her imagination" following a second kidney transplant in 2007. She creates paper collages representing her journey to recovery.

For more information on the art center, visit or call 570-668-1192.

Healthy living

Friday, March 21, 2014

Soup social

Monthly soup socials are being held at Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Lafayette St. The next outreach social will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. April 5. The event is part of Trinity's monthly "Feeding the Hungry" program.

The public is welcome to attend and share in the free soup, friendship and God's love. Those attending are reminded to use the lower parking lot entrance into Founder's Hall.

Democrats to meet

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Veterans help

A representative from the Disabled American Veterans will be available once a month at Tamaqua Borough Hall to offer free veteran's claim service for veterans as well as widows and dependent children of veterans.

Information and assistance will be provided for service connected disability claims, low income pension, health care claims for service connected disabilities and low income veterans and other questions concerning veterans' benefits.

The representative will be at Tamaqua Borough Hall, 320 E. Broad St. at 9 a.m. on March 24.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hunger walk

The Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network will sponsor a "Hunger Walk" on May 18 in an effort to help local families in need. The walk will be the culmination of Hunger Weekend (May 17 and 18), when organizations, businesses, church groups and individuals will be encouraged to collect food and funds to benefit the food banks at the Tamaqua Salvation Army and Trinity United Church of Christ.