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Tamaqua

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Older and bolder

The Salvation Army's Older and Bolder group meets Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St. Regular meetings include a light luncheon.

Since its beginning in 2009, as a way for seniors to get together and discuss important topics, the program has grown and spun off additional programs, such as the Bell Choir, the Needlebugs Quilting group and Exerette gentle exercise.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Auditions

The Tamaqua Area Community Theatre will be hosting auditions for a production of "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown." The theater group is looking for actors ages 10 and up.

Auditions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 25 and from 2 to 5 p.m. on April 26.

Actors will need to sing two lines of their favorite song and provide a two minute monologue.

For more information, call 570-590-7621 or email tamaquacommunityarttheatre@gmail.com.

St. Peter's Union

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Raider band concert

The Tamaqua Area High School Raider Concert Band will present its annual Spring concert on May 1 in the Tamaqua School District Auditorium.

The concert will feature the Raider Wind Ensemble, Concert Band and Jazz Band, under the direction of Mark Beltz.

The combined ensembles feature more than 130 student musicians in grades 7 through 12, performing music from a variety of styles and periods.

Doors to the auditorium will open at 6:45 p.m., with the concert scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Senior citizens

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met April 10 with 57 members in attendance. President Melody Weicker conducted the business session and Jacque Patrick provided the invocation "Little Way to Calvary."

Nora Shiedy was added to the sick list. Reports were offered by secretary Ruth Ann Feane and treasurer Penny Schlorf. Dues for 2014 are still being accepted.

The meeting concluded with cards and social games.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Garden club news

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club held its first meeting of the season on March 25 in the social hall of Zion Church in the Lewistown Valley. Kathy McGee presided over the business meeting.

The club received a thank you card from CareNet. A card shower is being planned for Evelyn Berger, who will celebrate her 90th birthday on April 19. Members discussed traveling to Ott's in September or October to view the mums. Cindy Sabol provided a program on making maple syrup.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Board of Health

The April meeting of the Tamaqua Board of Health took place at the Tamaqua Municipal Building with Randolph Gormley, Earl Boettger, James Gormley, Shirley Becker, health officer Judith Hadesty R.N and health enforcement officer Mitch Geist in attendance.

Geist reportedly received and adjusted 25 complaints in March: one leaking sewer; 17 buildings condemned as unfit for human habitation; two animal waste; and five for trash.

There were no cases of reportable diseases for the month.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sorority news

The Tamaqua Preceptor Alpha Upsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority will hold its annual Community Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at the Bungalow Park. Activities will begin at noon. The hunt is open to children between the ages of 1-10.

The March 12 meeting was held at the home of Donna Sterling, who presented a program on the history of aprons, noting how styles have changed through the years based on fashion and function. She also shared memories of her grandmothers and presented members with individual, vintage aprons.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Egg hunt

The newly reorganized North and Middle Ward Playground Association will sponsor a community Easter Egg Hunt on April 12, at the Washington Street playground. Registration will begin at noon, with the hunt scheduled to start at 2 p.m.

Refreshments will be available.

Pool passes

Applications for season passes to the H.D. Buehler Memorial (Bungalow) Pool in Tamaqua will be available as of April 1. Opening day will be the day after the last day of the 2013-2014 school year (May 31 unless rescheduled).

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Older and bolder

The Salvation Army's Older and Bolder group meets Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St. Regular meetings include a light luncheon.

Since its beginning in 2009, as a way for seniors to get together and discuss important topics, the program has grown and spun off additional programs, such as the Bell Choir, the Needlebugs Quilting group and Exerette gentle exercise.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met March 27 with 56 members in attendance. Vice President Nancy Gerber conducted the business session and Jacque Patrick provided the invocation "My God is no Stranger."

Reports were offered by secretary Ruth Ann Feane and treasurer Penny Schlorf. Pat Regalis and John Fredericks were added to the sick list. Plans for a pizza party and trip to Shady Maple were discussed.

The meeting concluded with cards and social games.