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Tamaqua

Monday, April 26, 2010

West Penn citizens

The West Penn Township Concerned Citizens will meet on Monday, at 7 p.m., at the West Penn Township Municipal Building.

Topics for discussion will include a presentation by West Penn Chief of Police Brian Johnson concerning Crime Watch.

All township citizens are welcome to attend.

Democrats to meet

The Eastern Schuylkill Democrats will meet today, at 7:30 p.m., at the East End Fire Company.

Class of 2010

Parents of the Tamaqua Class of 2010 meet every Monday, at 7 p.m., on the third floor of the Elks Building, 301 W. Broad St.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Gardening help

Penn State Master Gardeners will conduct a workshop on small scale vegetable gardening this Saturday as part of a continuing educational series for 2010. The class will be held at the Schuylkill County Extension Conference Room, from 9 a.m. to noon, at 1202 Ag Center Dr., Pottsville. Other workshops in the series will include sessions on Early Crop Harvest on June 19 and Summer Crop Harvest on July 17.

The Master Gardener Program also hosts a gardening helpline, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Monday and Wednesday through Sept. 29.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met April 13 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. Secretary Becker reported sending a get well card to Gayle Wall, who is a patient at a rehab center in New Bloomfield. A donation was sent to the Coventry Home in memory of Theresa Reed.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met last week with 79 members and one guest, Amelia Stock, in attendance. The business session was conducted by President Jean Machamer, who also offered several readings later in the meeting. Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "Nothing is Impossible."

Reports were provided by secretary Eleanor Schmerfeld and Vice President Doris Brobst, who added Leona Machay and Tom Hanlon to the sick list.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Garden club

The South Schuylkill Garden Club will host its Annual Tea on April 24, at 2 p.m., at the Schuylkill County Country Club, SR443 in Orwigsburg. This year's theme will be "Chocolate and Roses," featuring the Hershey Rose Garden and its founder, Milton Hershey.

Registration is required and the public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Marie Strauss at (570) 488-5072 or President Joyce Carlin at (570) 345-0474.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tamaqua High School Class of 1965 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on April 21, at La Dolce Casa Restaurant (Dimaggio's) to discuss plans for an anniversary reunion.

All class members are welcome to attend.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Pool passes

Applications are now available for season passes to the H.D. Buehler Memorial (Bungalow) Pool. Opening day will be June 5, at 11:30 a.m. No season or daily passes will be available that day.

Steeply discounted rates for Tamaqua Area School District residents are made available through the generosity of the John E. Morgan Foundation. Rates have been increased for out of district residents.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Owl Creek news

The Owl Creek Community Park Commission held an outdoor meeting last Wednesday at the Owl Creek Reservoir. The group discussed recent activities, as well as upcoming plans.

The group will sponsor an adult dance next month at the Lakeside Ballroom, with music by "Remember When" and the annual Community Yard Sale will be held June 4 and 5.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Adult day care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center is seeking volunteers to serve on its board of directors. The board meets one evening per month. Anyone interested in serving on the board of directors may call (570) 668-6556. April 12-16 is Adult Day Care Awareness Week.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Board of health

The Tamaqua Board of Health held its April meeting with Randolph Gormley, Earl Boettger, James Gormley, Shirley Becker and Health Enforcement Officer James Barron in attendance.

Barron submitted his monthly report, including a general inspection at the "I Said Read Me" store; and spot check inspections at Hunan Kitchen, Fegley's Mini Mart; Turkey Hill Mini Mart, Broad Street Deli, Subway Inc. and Luigi's Pizzeria. He also received and adjusted five complaints; two concerning rubbish/trash, two infestations, and one for no heat.