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Tamaqua

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.

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Tamaqua YMCA is seeking volunteer coaches for its youth basketball, hockey and soccer programs, which will begin in the new year. Criminal background and child abuse checks will be required, For more information, or to apply, email nzigmant@ymca-berkscounty.org.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Tamaqua Mayor Christian P. Morrison is encouraging the community to become involved in the established Tamaqua Crime Watch program.

The mayor welcomes interested residents to visit Borough Hall, 320 East Broad Street, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for more information on how to join Crime Watch.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Bloodmobile

An American Red Cross Bloodmobile visited Tamaqua on Nov. 17, collecting 56 units of the "gift of life." Four first time donors heeded the call Joseph Zaprazny, Judy Brennan, Elizabeth Ostrowski and John Taylor.

The Salvation Army gymnasium was converted into a blood center through the efforts of Randy Gormley, Jack Quinn, Bob Zeplin, Peter Shlanta and Jack Rarick. Additional volunteers included Jean Stephens, Edie Hoffman, Ardis Gerhard, Dolores Martin, Dolly Shirey and Bob Shirey.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Owl Creek Christmas

Christmas is coming early to Owl Creek as the Owl Creek Reservoir Commission presents its free Owl Creek Christmas with Santa on Dec. 11-12. The event will be open each day from noon to 4 p.m. and will feature free drawings for toys, bikes, hams and turkeys. There will also be a campfire for roasting marshmallows, pictures with Santa and crafts for the kids to make.

All events will be held at the Lower Reservoir. Food and beverages will be available.

Rain dates will be Dec. 18-19, same time.

First gift

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holiday music

The Tamaqua Area High School Music Department will present its' annual holiday music concert Thursday in the school auditorium. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. with the program set to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 3, 2010

First gift

New Life Assembly of God Church will again sponsor a "First Gift" campaign to provide local children with a brighter holiday during difficult economic times. Organizers are currently accepting donations from area merchants, businesses and generous citizens.

The program will be held Dec. 10 at the church. Each child will receive gift bags filled with toys, candy and other donated items. There will also be cookies and hot chocolate available.

For more information, or to donate, call (570) 668-4059 or 778-3867.

Tax exemptions

Thursday, December 2, 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 to attend.

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

SAL holidays

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Adult day care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center has a variety of activities planned for December, including a visit from St. Jerome's kindergarten students on Dec. 21.

Other activities planned for the month include: Dec. 6, bingo; Dec. 8, craft day; Dec. 13, Christmas music with Andrew Roblin; Dec. 15, Salvation Army visit; Dec. 17, cooking class; Dec. 20, sing-a-long with Audrey Christ; Dec. 21, flannel shirt day; Dec. 22, foot doctor visit; Dec. 27, visit with Skye the Therapy Dog; Dec. 28, monthly birthday party; Dec. 30, New Year's party.