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Published June 13. 2013 05:04PM

Board of Health

The Tamaqua Board of Health held its June meeting with Earl Boettger, James Gormley, Shirley Becker, Health Officer Judith Hadesty R.N. and Code Enforcement Officer Joshua Esposito in attendance.

Esposito reported making two spot check inspections. The total number of licenses issued so far this year is 37. Seven properties failed their health inspections.

He also received and adjusted 33 complaints: two leaking sewers; nine buildings condemned as unfit for human habitation; five dog waste; and 20 trash complaints. There were no cases of reportable diseases for the month.

The board reminded residents that dog owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.

Violations should be reported to Tamaqua Borough Hall, (570) 668-3444. Please provide the place, date, time and name of the dog's owner. Citations will then be filed through the office of District Magistrate Stephen Bayer.

Market vouchers

The 2013 Senior Farm Market Nutrition Program, which provides older adults with vouchers for use at farm markets, will begin distributing vouchers in Tamaqua on June 18 at the Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Representatives from the Schuylkill Transportation System will be available to share information and assist seniors in registering for the transportation service.

The 2013 voucher program is administered by Diakon Community Services. Proof of eligibility is required, including proof of age, residency and income. For more information, call (570) 624-3017 or (800) 621-6325.

Arts alliance

Stage Right Alliance is being formed in the greater Tamaqua area to provide support for area art and theater groups.

Organizers hope to open the lines of communication between these groups to avoid duplication of efforts/productions and scheduling conflicts; share props, sets and costumes; and provide better public relations.

For more information, contact Lucille Fala-Brennan of the Strawberry Playhouse or Zane Bachert at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center or call (570) 325-4368.

5K Run/Walk

St. Jerome Regional School will hold its Regional School Debra Earley Memorial 5K Run/Walk on June 15. The event will be held at 9 a.m. at Marian Catholic High School, following a scenic course over mixed terrain.

For more information, call (570) 668-2757 or visit

Calvary Methodist

The Rev. Dr. Edward Bean will officiate at the 10:25 a.m. service Sunday in Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church in the Lewistown Valley. Sunday school for all ages will be held at 9:15 a.m.

The Auburn Camp meeting will be held from June 21-30, with evening services at 7 p.m. Sunday service will be at 6 p.m.

St. John Lutheran

The Rev. Phyllis Wolford will officiate at the 9:15 a.m. worship service this Sunday in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Church Bible study will be held from 6-8 p.m. on June 19.

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