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Friday, June 3, 2011

Cressona band

The Cressona Band will perform two free mini concerts in Tamaqua this summer.

The first event will be held June 8, at 7 p.m., at the Tamaqua ABC High Rise, 222 E. Broad St. The concert will be sponsored by Shafer's Pharmacy and Dr. Richard Chwastiak.

The second concert will be performed July 13, at 7 p.m., at the East End Playground. Rain date will be July 14, same time and place.

The public is welcome to attend either or both events. Featured music will include show tunes, marches, overtures and songs of yesteryear.

ACS relay

Friday, June 3, 2011

Zion Lewistown

The Rev. Sunny Stock will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Zion Church in the Lewistown Valley. The service will be followed by a congregational meeting. The Confirmation class will meet after the congregational meeting. Sunday school classes will be held at 9:30 a.m.

Also on Sunday, Chris Hafer will lead a Bible study session, at 6:30 p.m., at Calvary United Methodist Church.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Playground opening

The South Ward Playground will re-open this Saturday.

The park was closed due to a total renovation and construction project.

A ribbon cutting for the South Ward Community Center was held May 27.

Longtime playground fans will find things a bit topsy-turvy, as the basketball court was relocated to the Race Street side.

The community center stands where the basketball court was previously located.

New equipment has been installed, designed to federal safety guidelines.

ACS makeover

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met May 24 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 38 members in attendance. President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business session. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered the invocation.

Reports were made by secretary Florina Martin and treasurer Shirley Becker. Birthday greetings were extended to George Caravello and Nancy Godanis. Readings were offered by Shirley Becker and Florina Martin.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial parade

Tamaqua's Memorial Day Parade will be held Monday, beginning at 10 a.m. This is a change in time from previous years. The parade will again form in the area of the former CVS/Maff Motors parking lots. Lawrence J. Kabana has been named as the parade's grand marshal, while Neal E. Smith will be the featured speaker for the service at the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

The day's activities will begin at 9:45 a.m. at the Rahn Township Memorial on East Broad Street. The color guard of C.H. Berry Post 173, Tamaqua American Legion, will render honors.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Beach party

The North and Middle Ward Playground Association will host a welcome to Summer Beach Dance Party on May 29, from 6-9 p.m., at the playground. Music will be provided by DJ Ray.

Free leis will be provided to the first 100 children.

The playground is located on Washington Street.

TAHS Baccalaureate

The annual Baccalaureate service for the Tamaqua Area High School Class of 2011 will be held May 29, at 7:30 p.m., in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.

SS. Peter and Paul

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met May 19 with 85 members in attendance. Two guests, Philip Price and Linda Thompson, received warm welcomes.

President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and provided an inspirational reading. Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation in honor of America's veterans.

Reports were offered by Vice President Doris Brobst and secretary Joan Anne Garber. It was noted that Marion Shaffer was hospitalized.

Friday, May 20, 2011

First Steps

First Steps, a support group for mothers, will have its monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 1, at the Primitive Methodist Church, 55 Hunter St., Tamaqua. The meeting will be held in the church social room from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Participants will learn how to make fabric wreaths.

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.

For more information, call Linda Murphy at (570) 668-2972 or email

Fair guides

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. held its 32nd Anniversary Banquet May 10 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 48 members in attendance. President Eleanor Schmerfeld provided opening remarks and the invocation. Christy Joy catered the meal.

Shirley Becker reported sending a get well card to Betty Kunkel. The afternoon included social games and fellowship.

The group meets the second and fourth Monday of every month. Anyone 50 or older is welcome to join.

Kindergarten news

Friday, May 13, 2011

Sorority news

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held its annual Founder's Day celebration April 27 at La Dolce Casa Restaurant in Tamaqua. Members of the Tamaqua and Pottsville chapters were in attendance. The Best Program Award was presented to Donna Sterling, Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter, for "A Taste of Chocolate." Chapter President Lori Scherfeld was named "Girl of the Year."