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Tamaqua

Thursday, August 5, 2010

SAL programs

The Tamaqua Salvation Army has a number of programs and activities scheduled over the next few weeks.

A free "Back to School" Camp, for children 6 to 12, will be held Aug. 9-13, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Continuing programs include: Coffee Cafe, Mondays,10 a.m. to noon; Needlebug Sewing and Quilting Club, Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon; Older and Bolder, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon.

Fall computer classes for beginners will begin Aug. 23.

AARP Driver's Training classes will be held Sept. 23 and Sept. 24, from 2-4 p.m.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bloodmobile

An American Red Cross Bloodmobile held in Tamaqua on July 21 collected 68 units of the "gift of life." The event was held in the gymnasium of the Tamaqua Salvation Army Center.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Smoke detectors

The Tamaqua Fire Department is giving away a limited number of free smoke detectors to interested borough residents. All residents are eligible, but priority will be given to homes with children under the age of 18 and/or elderly residents. The only stipulation is that all free detectors must be installed by a representative of the Tamaqua Fire Department

The free detectors are available thanks to a grant administered by the state Fire Commissioner's Office and the Schuylkill County Fire Chiefs Association.

Monday, August 2, 2010

First Steps

First Steps, a support group for mothers, will have its monthly meeting this Tuesday 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 and discover fun exercises for children.

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 the Rev. Rodney Hall at 668-2191.

Elementary orientation

Friday, July 30, 2010

First Steps

First Steps, a support group for mothers, will have its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 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 and discover fun exercises for children.

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 the Rev. Rodney Hall at 668-2191.

SAL programs

Thursday, July 29, 2010

TEPTO

The Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization will get a bit of a head start on the new school year, meeting on Aug. 9. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., in the school library. Parents/grandparents with students in grades kindergarten through five in either Tamaqua or Rush Elementary Schools are welcome to attend.

The main topic for discussion will be school year activities sponsored by the parent-teacher organizations at both schools.

Classes for the 2010-2011 school year will begin Aug. 30, with the exception of kindergarten classes.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Rush taxes

Real estate tax bills sent to Rush Township residents contain an error in office hours. Tax Collector Dolores Walck has noted her office will be closed on Aug. 3 and 4. The office will then be open on Aug. 10 and 11, which is the reverse of what is on the tax bill.

Residents may wish to take note of this change to avoid any inconvenience.

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met last week with 73 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and provided readings.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Elementaryorientation

Changes were made in elementary school assignments for the 2010-2011 school year by Tamaqua Area School District officials in recent weeks. In an effort to make the transition as smooth as possible for students affected by the change, the district will conduct orientation sessions at each of its three elementary schools. The orientation sessions are for students and parents new to the district, as well as those who have been given new building assignments.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Class of 1961

The Tamaqua Class of 1961 will meet July 27, at 7 p.m., at 605 Brew St. The group will discuss plans for a golden (50) anniversary reunion.

For more information, contact Ann at (570) 668-4151 or Bobbi at 668-2226.

Democrats to meet

The Eastern Schuylkill Democrats will meet today, at 7:30 p.m., at the East End Fire Company.

TAMS orientation

Friday, July 23, 2010

Democrats to meet

The Eastern Schuylkill Democrats will meet on Monday, at 7:30 p.m., at the East End Fire Company.

Class of 1961

The Tamaqua Class of 1961 will meet July 27, at 7 p.m., at 605 Brew St. The group will discuss plans for a golden (50th) anniversary reunion.

For more information, contact Ann at (570) 668-4151 or Bobbi at 668-2226.

Band rehearsals

The Tamaqua Raider Band has begun preparing for the 2010 Summer Band Camp with rehearsal sessions. The next summer band rehearsal will be held July 27, from 9-11 a.m., in the band room.