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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

ESRC volleyball

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission will sponsor a Summer Volleyball League for adults 18 and older. Registrations are now being accepted.

Contests will be held at the sand volleyball court at the Black Diamond Park, Coaldale.

The league is co-ed and teams may have between six and 10 players. Games are scheduled to begin June 15 and will then be held Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer months.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sorority news

Members of the Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held its Secret Sister birthday celebration and Mexican Fiesta at the home of Patti Confer.

Members discussed a clothing driving, which will be held June 1, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the rear of Schick's Cafe. Items to be collected includewearable/usable clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, linens and stuff animals. All donations should be placed in tied garbage bags.

Following the meeting, members held an installation of officers for 2010-2011.

Monday, May 24, 2010


An American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be held in Tamaqua on May 26. The social hall of St. John United Church of Christ, Pine and Biddle streets, will serve as the collection site. Hours will be from 1 to 6 p.m.

Anyone 17 or older, who weighs at least 110 pounds and is in general good health is eligible to donate blood.

This visit is being sponsored by Bittner's General Store, Tamaqua.

Class of 1970

Friday, May 21, 2010

ESRC basketball

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission will again conduct a Summer Basketball League for adults 18 and older. Competition is scheduled to begin June 7 with games to be held at the East End and North/Middle Ward Plalygrounds.

The league has limited the number of tyeams to 14. Returning teams will be given first consideration. Teams may be composed of between 8 and 12 members

For more information, or to register, contact ESRC Executive Director Jason Boris at 668-2919 or send an email to

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Compost workshop

The Penn State Master Gardeners of Schuylkill County will conduct a composting workshop on June 16, from 6-8 p.m., at Sweet Arrow Lake Clubhouse. All Schuylkill County residents are eligible to attend. Pre-composting bins will be available for those who pre-register before June 9. Seating is limited.

The workshop offers tips on turning old leaves and yard trimmings into rich, dark compost.

The clubhouse is located in Pine Grove. For more information, or to register, call (570) 622-4225.

GED graduates

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Board of health

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

Health Enforcement Officer James Barron submitted his monthly report, including making a general inspection at Confetti's and six spot check inspections.

He also received and adjusted five complaints; two concerning rubbish/trash, two complaints about dog dirt, and one infestation.

There were no cases of reportable diseases for the month.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met May 11 at the Ryan Township Fire Company to celebrate its 31st anniversary. There were 48 members in attendance. Refreshments were provided by A and C Catering.

President Eleanor Schmerfeld opened the event and Vice President Rhoda Purnell, a charter member, read the minutes from the very first meeting on May 23, 1979. She also provided a list of everyone who was a member at that time.

The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Anyone 50 or older is welcome to join.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Garden club

The South Schuylkill Garden Club will hold its next meeting on May 18, at 6:30 p.m., at Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Dock Street, Schuylkill Haven. The theme will be "Wonderful African Violets." Guest speaker will be Marge Coffin, a Schuylkill County Master Gardener. She will share tips on growing and propagating African Violets. Each attendee will receive a slip of violet.

New members and guests are always welcome. For more information about the club and its activities, contact President Carol Haldeman at (570) 354-2423.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Miller-Keystone Blood Center visited Marian Catholic High School on Thursday, April 29th, giving students, faculty and visitors the opportunity to donate much-needed blood to help others.

A total of 47 units were collected. Eleven of those donors did the double red units, 2 plasma and 6 units of platelets, making a total of 66 units of blood donated.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Writer's network

Storyteller Kathy Long of Lehighton will share her expertise as a storyteller at the next meeting of the Black Diamond Writers' Network, this Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon. The meeting will be held at the Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St. Spotlight reader of the month will be Dale Halleran of Hazleton.

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.