Friday, October 31, 2014


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Halloween parade

Registration forms are now available for the annual Tamaqua Halloween Parade, which is set for Oct. 28, beginning at 7 p.m. Forms are available at the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce Office, 114 W. Broad St.

Completed forms must include the name, address and phone number of a contact person, as well as the entrant's theme, number of floats, vehicles and marchers.

All participants will be called in advance of the parade with their position, set up location and entry number. The rain date is Oct. 29.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Board of Health

The October meeting of the Tamaqua Board of Health was held at the municipal building with James Gormley, Randy Gormley, Earl Boettger, Shirley Becker, Health Officer Judith Hadesty R.N. and Health Enforcement Officer Matthew Meyers in attendance.

Meyers reported receiving and adjusting five complaints: one for animal waste; one rat complaint; one leaking sewer; one unclean restaurant and one in progress inspection on the construction of a restaurant kitchen area.

There were no cases of reportable diseases for the month of September.


Friday, October 3, 2014

Adult Day Care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center has a variety of activities planned for October including a Halloween party on Oct. 31 with students from St. Jerome's kindergarten class.

Other activities for the month include: Oct. 8, baking; Oct. 13, black cat craft; Oct. 16, pumpkin painting; Oct. 22, Frankenstein craft; Oct. 23, making pumpkin ice cream; Oct. 27, cooking homemade soup; Oct. 31, visit from the podiatrist.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Owl Creek hayrides

The Owl Creek Reservoir Commission is back in full swing after repairs were completed at the Owl Creek Dam. The group is busy planning its annual Fall Foliage celebration, with hayrides scheduled for Oct. 25 and 26.

A haunted hayride will be held after dusk that Saturday and "haunters" are needed. The best haunting groups will be eligible for prizes, and each haunter will receive a food voucher.

For more information, call 570-778-7905.

Rush-Ryan seniors

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club met Sept. 23 at the Zion Church social hall in the Lewistown Valley. President Kathy McGee conducted the business session. Reports were offered by the secretary and treasurer.

Monroe Crossley presented a program on bees, providing information on their life cycles as well as the three different classes of bees: queen, workers and drones.

Friday, September 26, 2014


The Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization will be conducting its annual membership drive through Oct. 31. Membership is open to adult family members of students in the Tamaqua and Rush elementary schools.

The next regular meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Tamaqua Elementary school library. Fifth-grade parents will also meet that day at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting will include an update on the current KidsStuff fundraiser coupon books.

Couples group

Thursday, September 25, 2014



The Tamaqua Community Volunteers monthly giveaway will be held Saturday at the M&M Self Storage center, next to Schickram's Car Wash on Rose Street.

Anyone wishing to donate items should have them at the facility between 8 and 9 a.m. Saturday. Donations of clothing, toys, tools, electronics, holiday decorations, pots/pans/dishes, cookware, furniture, appliances and practically anything else are welcome.

The only items not accepted are floor-model televisions, computer monitors and obvious garbage. All donated items must be clean and odor-free.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


The Tamaqua Area Class of 2015 will hold its annual whitewash event on Sept. 29. Students will be showing their school spirit by whitewashing the street leading to the front of the Tamaqua Senior High School.

The fun will begin at 3 p.m. and is expected to last about 90 minutes. The road between the gates to the football stadium and the school will be closed for the duration of the event.

Motorists should be prepared for possible delays or may want to find an alternate route that day.

Rain date will be Oct. 6.

Alumni band

Friday, September 19, 2014

Pink light walk

Tamaqua's Second Annual Pink Light Walk will be held on Oct. 4 and will follow the same walking route as the 2013 event. The walk is being held to help raise awareness of breast cancer and is being coordinated by Rachael Paisley, ambassador to Girl Scout Troop 31211.

Walkers will begin at the Bungalow Park Pavilion at 5 p.m., then proceed to Broad Street, ending at Depot Square Park. Registration will begin at 4 p.m. that day. The event will be held rain or shine.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Sept. 9 at the Ryan Township Fire Company in Barnesville. New member Mary Ann Laughlin was welcomed.

The business session was conducted by President Eleanor Schmerfeld. Reports were offered by treasurer Shirley Becker and secretary Ruth Ann Feane.

Birthday greetings were offered to Rose Vallee, Marlene Randig, Jane Tartar and Robert Neifert. Anniversary wishes were extended to Cindy Godanis. Members discussed a trip to the Bloomsburg Fair on Monday.