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Tamaqua

Monday, July 19, 2010

Bloodmobile

An American Red Cross Bloodmobile is scheduled for this week in Tamaqua, just as the nation is faced with a critical shortage in the blood supply. The demand for lifesaving blood products doesn't decrease in the hot summer months, although the number of donors can decrease due to scheduled vacations, etc.

The bloodmobile will be in the Tamaqua Salvation Army gym, from 1 to 6 p.m. this Wednesday. This visit is being sponsored by Marion Fetterman of Professional Massage Therapy.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Elementary orientation

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.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Band rehearsals

The Tamaqua Raider Band will begin preparing for the 2010 Summer Band Camp with two rehearsal sessions. Summer band rehearsals will be held July 20 and July 27, from 9-11 a.m., in the band room.

New and old band members rehearsal will be held Aug. 3. New members, drum majors, officers and captains will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. that day, followed by a pizza party. From 6-8 p.m., all musicians will meet to prepare the music and marching techniques for the upcoming season.

Band Camp will begin Aug. 9 at 8 a.m.

Sorority news

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tamaqua Borough employees are rallying around two of their own who are dealing with cancer and its after effects. Matt Bynon, a member of the Tamaqua Police Department, and Donna Whit, a 32-year employee of the Tamaqua Area Water Department, have both had their routines ripped apart by the disease. Bynon is currently undergoing treatment for cancer, while White is dealing with the recent loss of her husband, Bob, to the disease.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Board of Health

The July meeting of the Tamaqua Board of Health was held at the municipal building with Randolph Gormley, Earl Boettger, Shirley Becker and Health Enforcement Officer James Barron in attendance.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

SWNC

The South Ward Neighborhood Committee will meet this Thursday, at 7 p.m., in the Lisa Jane Scheller Student Center at the LCCC Morgan Campus. The center is located in the former South Ward Fire Company building on Van Gelder Street.

A representative from M and T Bank will provide a short informational session on reverse mortgages. There will also be time for a question and answer period.

The public is welcome to attend.

East End playground

The Cressona Band will perform at the East End Playground this Wednesday, at 7 p.m.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Free movie

The public is welcome to attend a free showing of the movie "The Secret," this Sunday, at 10 a.m., at the Angela Triplex Theatre, Coaldale. The presentation is part of an educational initiative spear headed by Mike and Deb Danchak, owners of the theater, and the All Faiths Tabernacle of Jim Thorpe.

The movie was released in March of 2006 and is based on the best selling book authored by Rhonda Byrne. Byrne was recognized by "Time " and "Forbes" magazines in 2007.

For more information, call Kathy at (570) 645-3059 or the theater at (570) 645-6204.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club held its June meeting at the social hall of Zion's Church, with President June Leiby in charge of the business session. Guest speaker was Kenny Fetherolf of Forget Me Not Florist at Pioneer Evergreen Farms.

Fetherolf introduced club members to the latest styles in bridal bouquets and wedding flowers, as well as traditional arrangements. He provided tips on choosing floral materials, bouquet sizes and flowers that last longest out of water. Each member in attendance was presented with a fresh flower.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts in the heart of Pennsylvania will hold a registration night, for the summer program on July 8, at St. John United Church of Christ. Registration will be held from 6-8 p.m., at 150 Pine St. Registration is open to girls in kindergarten through grade 12.

There is no charge for the program.

For more information, contact Nancy Paisley at (570) 578-5176 or Andrea Zajac at 1-800-692-7816, ext. 9023.

Cressona Band

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Writers' group

The Black Diamond Writers' Network will meet July 17, from 10 a.m.- noon, at the Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St. Guest speaker will be Anne Supsic, a professional travel writer and world traveler. She will offer tips on finding story ideas, formatting articles and finding a publisher.

The spotlight speaker for this month will be Patricia Shenyo of Drums.

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.