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Tamaqua

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Writers conference

The Black Diamond Writers Network will conduct the region's second Write It Right writers' conference on April 16, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Genetti's Best Western Inn, Hazleton.

Keynote speaker will be Maria V. Snyder, a New York Times best selling author. She will share tips on the "path to publication."

Day-long events will include workshops on writing-related topics as well as an author book fair.

For more information, contact Kathy Ruff at (570) 645-3059 or visit the online blog at http://blackdiamondwriters.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group meets every Thursday, at 1 p.m., at the Tamaqua Community Center, located to the rear of Boyer's Food Mart.

Last week's meeting was attended by 72 members. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and offered the invocation, entitled "Watching."

Vice President Doris Roberts and secretary Joan Anne Garber provided their respective reports.

Friday, February 11, 2011

TEPTO

The Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization met Jan. 10 in the school library with 20 members in attendance.

Topics included a dance for students in grades three through five, which will be held today, from 7-9 p.m., in the school gym. Cell phones are not permitted.

Due to the number of snow days this year, classes will be in session on President's Day, Feb. 21. Jay Smarr will present a program at the Rush Elementary School Feb. 22 and at the Tamaqua Elementary School Feb. 23. A Choral Concert will be at the Tamaqua Middle School at 7 p.m. on Feb. 23.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Dog licenses

Schuylkill County Treasurer Jackie McGovern reminds residents that 2011 dog licenses are now available. Dogs 3 months of age or older must be licensed.

Licenses may be obtained at the county courthouse in Pottsville, by mail or at a variety of licensing agents. Locally, those agents include AAA at 202 E. Broad St.; Tom's Auto and Marine, Greenwood Street and Mountain Avenue; and Koch's Farm Service in the Lewistown Valley.

For more information, call McGovern's office at (570) 628-1433.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Tamaqua Leo Club will sponsor a benefit dance for students in grades 7-12 this Friday at the Tamaqua Salvation Army. The event will be held from 6-10 p.m. and will benefit the salvation Army's Feed the Hungry Program. Canned goods donations will be accepted. Entertainment will be provided by the Planet Apple Band and DJImbody, who have agreed to donate their services.

Entry will be through the rear doors, on Rowe Street. For more information, call (570) 668-1234.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Clothing drive

The Tamaqua Blue Raider Swim/Dive Team Boosters will sponsor a used clothing/toy drive this weekend, Feb. 11 and 12. The drop off location will be the former Maff Motors Building, 900 E. Broad St., Tamaqua. Hours will be: Friday, Feb. 11, 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 12, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Items which may be donated include: wearable and usable clothing; shoes, belts and handbags; coats, hats and gloves; bed and bath linens; stuffed animals and toys. All items must be packaged in plastic garbage bags.

Furniture, CDs, DVDs, etc. will not be accepted.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Kindergarten changes

The Tamaqua Area School District has announced a change in dates for registration sessions for kindergarten classes for the 2011-12 school year.

An orientation night is scheduled for Feb. 22, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Tamaqua Elementary School. Parents of incoming kindergarten students will be provided with information about what programs the district has to offer, the benefits of different tracts of learning and other general information needed to get students ready for registration and the first day of school.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Jan. 25 in the Ryan Township Fire Company, Barnesville, with 37 members in attendance. Treasurer Shirley Becker conducted the business session. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation.

Reports were presented by secretary Florina Martin and treasurer Becker.

Birthday greetings were extended to Edna Fegley. Rhoda Purnell was added to the sick list and a thank you was received from Covenant Home Care, acknowledging a donation made in memory of Grace Fritz.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Senior news

The Jan. 20 meeting of the Tamaqua Senior Citizens was attended by 65 members. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session, offered the invocation, entitled "Night of Love," and offered an inspirational reading. One new member, Linda Davenport, was welcomed.

Guest speaker Judy Hoppes offered information concerning cancer and ways the American Cancer Society can assist patients and their families.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Sorority news

Members of the Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met Jan. 19 at the home of Mary Machay. The program for the evening was a presentation by Molly Pavia and Sandra deLay about massage and reflexology.