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Tamaqua

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.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Fishing derby

Kellner's Dam Association will hold its annual Children's Fishing Derby the weekend of April 17-18. The event is open to local children between the ages of 4 and 15 and admission is free. Trophies will be awarded to the girl and boy with the largest single catch. Additional prizes will be available for various tagged fish, donated by local businesses and individuals.

Food and beverages will be available both days.

Donations are also being accepted and may be mailed to: Kellner's Dam Assoc., P.O. Box 454, Tamaqua.

County quilters

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Class of 1943

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1943 is planning a reunion picnic for its 67th anniversary. The event will be held June 19 at the Owl Creek Reservoir Pavilion, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The menu will include traditional picnic items such as hamburgers, hot dogs and assorted soft drinks. No alcoholic beverages will be allowed.

Reservations are now being accepted, with a deadline of May 19.

For more information, contact Harry Fetterman, (570) 668-3034, or mail your reservation form to 200 High St., Tamaqua, PA 18252.

Camp Dragonfly

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tamaqua's North and Middle Ward Playground Association will meet today, at 7 p.m., at the park. One of the topics for discussion will be the recent vandalism to the playground.

New members are always welcome.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Financial peace

The Tamaqua Salvation Army will sponsor a 13 week series of classes from Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. The sessions are designed to help participants free themselves from debt and become more responsible financially. A free preview session will be held this Thursday, at 6 p.m., at the Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St.

Classes will begin May 13 and then be held Thursdays, at 6 p.m., through Aug. 12. Topics range from ways to save, eliminating debt, real estate and mortgages, mutual funds and more.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Rush watchdogs

The Rush Township Concerned Citizen Watchdog group will meet April 8, at 7 p.m., at the Hometown Fire Company. Topics for discussion will include the Meadow Avenue Project, followed by an open discussion, comments and concerns.

New members are always welcome.

Soccer sign ups

The Tamaqua Area Youth Soccer Association will conduct registration sessions for the new season on three dates in April. The organization is open to boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 14 who reside within the Tamaqua Area School District.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The warmer temperatures allow the Borough of Tamaqua to continue its annual Spring street cleaning operations. Wednesday's work will begin at 7 p.m., but Thursday's and Friday's operations will resume their regular weekly schedule, beginning at 5 a.m. each day.

Wednesday's schedule will be: Bowe, Orwigsburg to Mahanoy; Green, Anthracite Avenue to Spruce; Coal, Mahanoy to Orwigsburg; Gay, Lafayette to end; Washington, Rose to Lafayette.

Friday, April 2, 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.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Fishing derby

The Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its Second Annual Fishing Derby on April 10 at the Rabbit Run Reservoir.

Hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in adult and child categories for the highest total weight of fish caught.

Pre-registrations are now being accepted at the chamber office, 114 W. Broad St., and at Tom's Auto and Marine, Greenwood Street and Mountain Avenue.

For more information, call (570) 668-1880.

YMCA hunt

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Class of 1969

The Tamaqua Class of 1969 will hold an initial planning session for its next reunion on April 29, at 7 p.m., at the Restaurant at the Station. All class members are welcome to attend.

For more information, call Dave at (570) 386-5203 or 225-5586.

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met last week with 75 members 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 "Always Near You."