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Tamaqua

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.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tax exemptions

The Tamaqua Area School District is accepting Assessed Occupation Tax exemption applications for the 2011-20112 school year. This will cover the 2011 calendar year. This year's forms are blue.

Retired persons and housewives with no earned income, who have previously been exempted, do not need to file again unless their status has changed and they are now earning income. Also, those who are disabled or at least 75 years of age, who have been specifically notified of their exemption by the district, need not file an application.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Library news

The Tamaqua Public Library sponsors a monthly book discussion and review. This month's event will be held Jan. 31, at 6 p.m., at the library. The book to be discussed will be "Little Bee," written by Chris Cleave.

A New York Times bestseller, the book follows two strangers and the friendship that blooms between them.

Interested parties may contact the library prior to the event to ensure enough copies of the book are available.

February's selection will be "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield. Selections are always subject to change.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Jan. 11 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 39 members in attendance.

President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation. Reports were presented by secretary Florina Martin and treasurer Shirley Becker.

Birthday wishes were extended to Betty Kunkel, Doris Yeager, Gloria McHale and Gene Lutz. Yeager was also congratulated on her 48th wedding anniversary. Rhoda Purnell was added to the sick list.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Board of Health

The January meeting of the Tamaqua Board of Health was held at the municipal building with James Gormley, Earl Boettger, Shirley Becker, Health Officer Judith Hadesty R.N. and Health Enforcement Officer James Barron in attendance.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sorority news

Members of the Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met last week at the home of Cathy Santee. Pam Stump, a visitor from Florida, provided pizza prior to the business meeting.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Looking good

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., Jan. 24, at the Carbon/Tamaqua Unit Office, 33 W. Ridge St., Lansford.

The session is free and open to all local female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment.

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.

Wednesday, January 12, 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 and one guest, Eleanor Arner. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session.

Vice President Doris Roberts reported sending a sympathy card to Muriel Wehr. Jane Tartar was added to the sick list.

One new member, Sylvania Houseman, was welcomed to the group.

Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join. The meeting room is handicap accessible.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Tamaqua Public Library is open Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Please note that the library will be open on Jan. 17, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.

Spring Storytime

The library will once again conduct its Spring Storytime. This year's theme is "See if you can guess the theme of the day."