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Tamaqua

Friday, November 12, 2010

Bloodmobile

An American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be held in Tamaqua on Nov. 17. The collection center will be at the Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St. Hours will be from 1-6 p.m.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Board of Health

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

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Miss Spirit of Christmas

The 2010 Spirit of Christmas Festival, sponsored by the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership, will be held Dec. 2 through Dec. 5. As part of the festivities, the search is on for Little Miss Spirit of Christmas, who will be a representative at several of the weekend's activities.

Friday, November 5, 2010

TEPTO

The Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization met Oct. 12. Members discussed the book fair at the Rush Elementary School and numerous upcoming events.

Orders for the candle sale are due by Nov. 18 and the Butter Braid fundraiser pick up will be Nov. 19, from 6-7 p.m., in the Tamaqua Elementary School Library. A school dance will be held Nov. 19, 7-9 p.m., for students in grades three, four and five.

Pictures with Santa will be on Nov. 19, from 6-8 p.m., in the school library. The public is welcome.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Oct. 26 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 43 members in attendance. President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation.

Reports were presented by treasurer Shirley Becker and secretary Florina Martin.

Florina Martin and Shirley Becker provided inspirational readings. The annual Christmas party will be held Dec. 14, catered by Christy Joy.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Writers' workshop

The Black Diamond Writers' network will sponsor a workshop on writing mystery novels featuring Josh Berk, award winning writer of "The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin." The workshop will be held from 1-3 p.m., Nov. 20 at the Tamaqua Public Library, following the monthly meeting of the BDWN.

The workshop will include exercises on plot, setting, character, dialogue, description and more. Participants will be able to brainstorm outlines for detective stories during the hands on writing practice.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sorority news

The Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met Oct. 20 at the home of Donna Gerber. The meeting included a Secret Sister Halloween party, hosted by Lori Schmerfeld. The program included the history of Halloween and numerous games. Members then exchanged Halloween treats.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Boot camp

The Tamaqua Salvation Army is sponsoring a Christmas "Boot Camp" to help people prepare for the busy holidays ahead. Topics to be covered include: gift giving, keeping to a budget, cookie/dessert planning, Christmas cards, decorating ideas, establishing holiday traditions, handmade gift items and more.

The weekly "camp" will begin Oct. 28 and continue Thursday evenings through Dec. 9. Camps will be held, from 6:30-8 p.m., at the Tamaqua Salvation Army Community Center, 105 W. Broad St.

For more information, or to register, call (570) 668-0410.

Friday, October 22, 2010

TEPTO

The Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization met Oct. 12, in the school library, with 40 members in attendance. The group discussed the Raider Run, trick or treat and a book fair.

Safe trick or treat at the Tamaqua Elementary School will be held Oct. 25, while trick or treat at Rush Elementary School will be Oct. 26. Rush students will have a Halloween parade on Oct. 29. Details can be found in student folders.

A book fair is scheduled at Rush Elementary School. Family night will be Oct. 28. The public is welcome.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Oct. 12 at the Ryan Township Fire Company, Barnesville, with 45 members in attendance. President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation.

Reports were presented by treasurer Shirley Becker and secretary Florina Martin, who also provided inspirational readings. Birthday wishes were extended to Louise Horn.

The annual Christmas party will be held Dec. 14.