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Tamaqua

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Looking good

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., Sept. 27 at the Carbon/Tamaqua Unit Office, 33 W. Ridge St., Lansford.

During the session, trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Look Good, Feel Better is offered in a group setting, providing participants with cancer education, information and support.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

TEPTO

The Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization met Sept. 13, in the school library, with 54 parents in attendance. Room parents were assigned for each class. Names were included in student folders for parent information.

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 and are due back by Sept. 22.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The final performance of the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce Free Summer Concert Series had to be postponed last week due to weather. The event has been rescheduled for this Wednesday, Sept. 22 and will feature the Christopher Dean Band.

The concert, which will begin at 6 p.m. at the restored Tamaqua Train Station, is being sponsored by Bailey's Building Supplies.

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.