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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Senior News

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens Group met last week with 93 members present, as well as one guest, Lucille Breunig, and two new members, James Eick and Paul Randig.

The business session was conducted by President Jean Machamer.

A Memorial service was celebrated with a prayer from Vice President Doris Brobst entitled "Almighty Fathers." There was a candle lighting for 13 deceased members. A luncheon was served following the service.

Brobst sent get a well card to Rose Vallee. Jean Yanek was added to the sick list.

Friday, May 28, 2010

TAHS Baccalaureate

Tamaqua Area High School Baccalaureate Service will be held on Sunday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Students should report to the St. Jerome's School gym between 6:30 and 7 p.m. to be vested.

The procession will start at 7:25 p.m.

St. Jerome's will provide ushers and directions for everyone to follow. The air conditioning will be on in the gym and in the church.

SS. Peter and Paul

SS. Peter and Paul Church, Tamaqua, will hold a Memorial Day Mass on Monday, May 21 at 8 a.m. in the church. Cemetery services will be at 10 a.m.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

First Steps

First Steps, a support group for mothers, will have its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 1, at the Primitive Methodist Church, 55 Hunter St., Tamaqua. The meeting will be held in the church social room from 6-8 p.m.

Participants will share a hot meal and explore 10 of Linda's favorite picture books.

The sessions are free and open to the public. Child care for all ages will be provided free of charge. New members and volunteers are welcome.

For more information, call Linda Murphy at (570) 668-2972 or the Rev. Rodney Hall at 668-2191.

Senior News

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.