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Monday, September 20, 2010

The Tamaqua Area Middle School will hold Open House tonight beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Christopher Czapla, Principal, asks that parents report to the student's homeroom where they will receive a copy of the student's schedule and bell schedule for the evening.

Parents are encouraged to attend. They will have the opportunity to meet their children's teachers and to obtain information concerning the curriculum and expectations for the students

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sorority news

The Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held its first regular meeting of the season at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Hamburg. Cathy Santee served as host. Prior to the meeting, the group participated in a scavenger hunt at Cabela's.

On Sept. 11, the chapter met at St. Luke's Pavilion, Coaldale, for an end of summer party/cookout with residents of the Geriatric Center at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital.

Patti Confer is coordinating the fundraisers, with proceeds to be used towards sponsoring community events.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Community clean up

The annual Fall Schuylkill Keep It Pretty Clean Up Campaign will be held this Saturday throughout the county. In Tamaqua, two groups will be sponsoring the clean up campaign, the Tamaqua Beautification Association and the South Ward Neighborhood Committee.

The Beautification Association will meet at the M and T Bank parking lot, Broad and Center streets, at 8:30 a.m. The group will concentrate its efforts in the Broad, Center, Railroad and Mauch Chunk Streets area.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Writers' group

The Black Diamond Writers' Network will meet Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. until noon, at the Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St. Guest speaker will be Loretta Mestishen, whose topic will be "The Right to Write: Voice, Authenticity and Persistence in the Craft of Writing."

The public is welcome to attend.

The BDWN is a nonprofit organization offering writing education and networking opportunities.

The group meets the third Saturday of every month.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met last week with 72 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and provided readings. One new member, Mae McKeever, was welcomed.

Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "Someone There." Reports were provided by secretary Eleanor Schmerfeld and vice president Doris Brobst. Cards were received from Jean Machamer and the family of Tom Dally. The membership total has reached 117.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center has a variety of activities planned for September, including the monthly birthday celebration on Sept. 16.

Other activities for the month will include: Sept. 15, craft day; Sept. 20, show and tell; Sept. 21, musical entertainment with Audrey Christ; Sept. 22, make a fall hat; Sept. 24, cooking class; and Sept. 30, movie day.

Friday, September 10, 2010

TEPTO

The Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Tamaqua Elementary School Library. Parents of all Rush Township students, kindergarten through fifth grade, are also welcome. Upcoming events will be the main topic of discussion.

Anyone interested in supporting the students is welcome to become a member. The organization will be accepting memberships through Dec. 31. Tara McCarroll-Stauffenberg is in charge of the membership drive.

Fundraising packets have been distributed to all classes.

Thursday, September 9, 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.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met last week with 89 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and provided readings. Two guests, Jean Kistler and Lucy Breuning, were welcomed.

Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "Friendship." Reports were provided by secretary Eleanor Schmerfeld and treasurer Dolores Walck.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cub pack meeting

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.

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