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Tamaqua

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Tamaqua Area Water Authority will begin flushing fire hydrants on May 3.

The entire system will be flushed, with operations expected to continue through May 14.

Flushing will begin Monday, at 7 a.m., in the Dutch Hill area. Automated calls are being made to authority customers to advise them of the flushing. Calling lists were compiled from phone book listings.

Residents and business owners who wish to be notified via cell phone should call borough hall at 668-3444 or 668-0300.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Freshmen orientation

Tamaqua Area High School Principal RuthAnn Gardiner announces a Freshman Orientation will be held for students and parents of incoming freshman for the 2010-11 school year. The orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, May 19, at 7 p.m., in the Tamaqua Area School District Auditorium.

Zion Lewistown

The Rev. Sunny Stock will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Zion Church in the Lewistown Valley. The service will include a children's message and service. Sunday school classes will be held at 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Council meeting

Tamaqua Borough Council's next meeting will be held Wednesday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. The change in schedule is due to the May 18 Primary Election.

Prior to the meeting, a second hearing will be held on potential uses for funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, including an additional $13,000. That hearing will begin at 7 p.m.

Both meetings will be held in the council chambers of borough hall, 320 E. Broad St., Tamaqua. The public is welcome to attend.

Legion auxiliary

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Tamaqua Area School District in partnership with the Achievement Dinner Committee proudly present the 52nd Annual Achievement Dinner, which will be held on Monday, May 17 at 6 p.m. at Tamaqua Elementary School.

Over 70 Scholarships and $135,000 will be awarded to Tamaqua Area High School students.

Tickets will be available in the high school lobby the week of May 3 during the school day.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Due to the May 18 Primary Election, the next meeting of Tamaqua Borough Council will be held on Wednesday, May 19, 7:30 p.m., in Tamaqua Borough Hall, 320 E. Broad St. The meeting will be preceded, at 7 p.m., by a second public hearing for the potential uses for CDBG funding, including an aditional $13,000 slated for the borough.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Southward Precinct, Tamaqua, is in need of a majority inspector and minority inspector for the May 18, 2010 Election Day. A Republican and a Democrat are needed. The candidates should be actively registered voters.

Direct any inquiries to Frannie Brennan, director of the Election Bureau at (570) 628-1467 or write to 420 N. Centre St., Pottsville, PA 17801. Anyone interested in being a poll inspector should contact Brennan by Friday, April 30.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met last week with 76 members in attendance. Two new members were welcomed to the group, Shirley Driesbach and Rose Kasch. The business session was conducted by secretary Eleanor Schmerfeld, who also offered her weekly report later in the meeting. Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "Little Things."

It was reported that Rose Fritz is a patient in the St. Luke's Miners Memorial Geriatric Center and the 2010 membership reached the 150 mark.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tamaqua Area High School Principal RuthAnn Gardiner has announced a Freshman Orientation will be held for students and parents of incoming freshman for the 2010-11 school year.

The orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, May 19 at 7 p.m. in the Tamaqua Area School District Auditorium.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 29 at 6 p.m. at the Tamaqua Community Center.

The ESRC meeting is open to the public.

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Tamaqua Education Association will hold this year's retirement dinner on May 8, at Capriotti's in Tresckow.

All present and past members are invited to attend.

Please contact JoAnn Dobrosky at (570) 668-6732 or Sheree Bashinsky at (570) 467-2507 or Judy Midas at (570) 645-4394, if you are interested in attending.