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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

An AARP driver safety course will be presented at the Tamaqua Salvation Army Building, 105 W. Broad St., September 23rd and 24th from Noon to 4 p.m.. each day.This class is the eight hour class and is

designed for those attending for the first time or those desiring a more in-depth presentation. The class is designed for drivers 50 years old and older and is classroom instruction only.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Cub Pack 777 at St. John's UCC Church, Pine and Biddle streets in Tamaqua will be starting back up for the year on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 6:15 pm.

New scouts are welcome to come out and enjoying the scouting experience.

Any boy between the age of 6 and 11 years are welcome to join.

Any questions, please contact Dave at (570) 668-1863.

Friday, September 3, 2010

9-11 service

The Tamaqua South Ward Playground will once again sponsor a 9-11 Community Remembrance Service, honoring those lost that fateful day, the military personnel who protect our freedom, and their families. While much of the program will be based on previous years remembrances, this year's event will be held in a different location, the Hometown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Lafayette Avenue (SR54), Hometown, and an earlier time, 2 p.m. The change in location will enable 25 veterans who reside at the center to take part in the ceremony.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sorority news

The Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held a beginning Day Celebration on Aug. 25 at the Lake Hauto Third Beach. Marie Umbriac served as hostess, preparing entree selections.

Members brought appetizers and/or desserts. Recipes were collected and will be compiled into a commemorative brochure. Guests included family members, former chapter member Pam Stump, prospective member Pat Kibbler and Diane Agosti of the Tamaqua Master's chapter.

Participants received a bracelet set and votive holder with citronella tea light as favors.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Aug. 24 at the Ryan Township Fire Company, Barnesville, with 42 members in attendance. President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation. A moment of silence was held in memory of Emily Faust.

Friday, August 27, 2010

First Steps

First Steps, a support group for mothers, will have its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the Primitive Methodist Church, 55 Hunter St., Tamaqua. The meeting will be held in the church social room from 6-8 p.m.

Participants will share a hot meal. Guest speaker will be Judy Hoppes of the Carbon-Tamauqa Unit of the American Cancer Society. Her topics will include cancer risks and prevention.

The sessions are free and open to the public. Child care for all ages will be provided free of charge. New members and volunteers are welcome.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Uniforms available

Lightly used Tamaqua Area School District uniforms will be made available to students in need this Friday. Uniforms will be at the Tamaqua Area Senior High School office between the hours of 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. These uniforms are for students who are currently enrolled in the district and include a variety of sizes.

For more information, call (570) 668-1901.

Recovery help

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met last week with 74 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and provided readings.

Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "The Providing." Reports were provided by secretary Eleanor Schmerfeld and Vice President Doris Brobst. Tom Dally was added to the sick list. A thank you card was received from Jean Behr.

The annual picnic was held Aug. 12 at the West Penn Rod and Gun Club with 68 members in attendance. Christy Joy catered the lunch meal.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Relay family day

The Carbon-Tamaqua Unit of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life Committee will sponsor a Family Fun Day on Aug. 29. The event will be held from 2-8 p.m., at the Howard Buehler Memorial Park Pavilion, at the Bungalow. The day will include food, games, raffles, live music and giveways.

The public is welcome to attend. Admission is free.

Class of 1971

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1971 will meet Thursday, at 7 p.m., at Schick's Cafe on Mauch Chunk Street. All class members are welcome to attend and help plan an anniversary reunion.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sorority news

The Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held a summer meeting recently at the Tamaqua home of Donna Gerber. Members reviewed meeting and committee assignments, as well as plans for service, social, ways and means; and discussed budgetary matters.

A program was presented on ice cream and other frozen dessert facts. Each member was then encouraged to make their own sundae.