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Friday, August 27, 2010

First Steps

First Steps, a support group for mothers, will have its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 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. Guest speaker will be Judy Hoppes of the Carbon-Tamauqa Unit of the American Cancer Society. Her topics will include cancer risks and prevention.

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.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Uniforms available

Lightly used Tamaqua Area School District uniforms will be made available to students in need this Friday. Uniforms will be at the Tamaqua Area Senior High School office between the hours of 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. These uniforms are for students who are currently enrolled in the district and include a variety of sizes.

For more information, call (570) 668-1901.

Recovery help

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met last week with 74 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and provided readings.

Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "The Providing." Reports were provided by secretary Eleanor Schmerfeld and Vice President Doris Brobst. Tom Dally was added to the sick list. A thank you card was received from Jean Behr.

The annual picnic was held Aug. 12 at the West Penn Rod and Gun Club with 68 members in attendance. Christy Joy catered the lunch meal.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Relay family day

The Carbon-Tamaqua Unit of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life Committee will sponsor a Family Fun Day on Aug. 29. The event will be held from 2-8 p.m., at the Howard Buehler Memorial Park Pavilion, at the Bungalow. The day will include food, games, raffles, live music and giveways.

The public is welcome to attend. Admission is free.

Class of 1971

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1971 will meet Thursday, at 7 p.m., at Schick's Cafe on Mauch Chunk Street. All class members are welcome to attend and help plan an anniversary reunion.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sorority news

The Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held a summer meeting recently at the Tamaqua home of Donna Gerber. Members reviewed meeting and committee assignments, as well as plans for service, social, ways and means; and discussed budgetary matters.

A program was presented on ice cream and other frozen dessert facts. Each member was then encouraged to make their own sundae.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Writers' group

The Black Diamond Writers' Network will meet Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. until noon, at the Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St. Guest speaker will be Tamaqua Police Cpl. Henry Woods, the department's criminal investigator.

Cpl. Woods will share his 19 years experience, as well as present several actual cases and the techniques used to solve them.

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.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met July 27 at the Grier City Playground for the annual picnic. Two guests joined the 55 members in attendance. Lunch was catered by Christy Joy.

A regular meeting was held Aug. 10 at the Ryan Township Fire Company, Barnesville, with 43 members in attendance. President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Playground news

The North and Middle Ward Playground will wrap up the summer with an end of season dance party on Aug. 20. The event will be held at the playground, located on Washington Street, from 6-9 p.m.

DJ Mixx will provide musical entertainment. Festivities will include a "silly band" swap and a dance contest. Silly bands, food and slushies will be available.

Legion Riders

The Tamaqua American legion Riders group is sponsoring a free bus trip to Washington, D.C. for local veterans on Sept. 11. Participation is open to Tamaqua and Coaldale veterans.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Girl Scout news

Girl Scouts in the heart of Pennsylvania will hold a registration night on Aug. 26 at St. John United Church of Christ. Registration will be held from 6-8 p.m., at 150 Pine St. Registration is open to girls in kindergarten through grade 12.

Additionally, the girls will conduct a used clothing drive this weekend, also at the church. Donations may be dropped off on Friday, from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, 4-8 p.m. and Monday, 9-11 a.m.

For more information, contact Nancy Paisley at (570) 578-5176.

St. Jerome School

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Garden club news

The South Schuylkill Garden Club will meet Aug. 17, at 6:30 p.m., at Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Dock Street, Schuylkill Haven. Guest speaker will be Ken from Trail gardens, who will share his knowledge about which plants thrive in Schuylkill County. He will also share tips on ways to properly maintain and propagate such plants.

New members are always welcome.