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Tamaqua

Thursday, February 5, 2015

School taxes

The Tamaqua Area School District is accepting Assessed Occupation Tax exemption applications for the 2015-2016 school year. This will cover the 2015 calendar year. This year's forms are orange.

Retired people and those with no earned income who have previously been exempted do not need to file again unless their status has changed and they are now earning income.

Also, those who are disabled or at least 75 years of age who have been specifically notified of their exemption by the district need not file an application.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met last week at it new location, the Tamaqua YMCA, 1201 E. Broad St.

The meeting was attended by 64 members, with President Melody Weicker conducting the business session.

Jacque Patrick provided an inspirational reading, "Help With the Cross."

George Millet, Rosetta Folk and Barbara Gallagher were added to the sick list. Treasurer Norma Lee Burke announced she is now accepting dues for 2015.

The meeting concluded with refreshments, cards and social games.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Adult Day Care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center has a variety of activities planned for February, including a special Valentine's Day breakfast and party on Feb. 12.

Other activities for the month include: Monday, Groundhog Day craft session; Tuesday, painting class; Wednesday, sing-along with Audrey Christ; Feb. 11, baking day and special guest; Feb. 18, Salvation Army service; Feb. 20, visit from St. Jerome's kindergarten class; Feb. 23, movement to music.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Financial aid

The Tamaqua Area High School Guidance Department will sponsor an informational financial aid night on Feb. 16. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and be held in the district auditorium.

The 2015-2016 financial aid form will be reviewed and general financial aid questions will be answered by a representative of the PHEAA. Junior and senior class students planning to further their education, as well as their parents, are welcome to attend.

Information on local scholarships will also be available. No preregistration or fee is required.

Snow rules

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group has changed its meeting location. Instead of traveling to Hometown every week, the group will now meet at the Tamaqua YMCA, 1201 E. Broad St.

The Jan. 22 meeting was attended by 61 members, with President Melody Weicker conducting the business session. A moment of silence was held in memory of Betty Murphy. One guest, Jean McArdle, was welcomed.

Jacque Patrick provided an inspirational reading, "A New Year's Prayer." Reports were offered by the secretary and treasurer.

Vivian Hill was added to the sick list.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Book club

A new book discussion club, the Bucket List Club, is being formed in the Tamaqua area. The group will meet once a month, with the first meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St.

The first book to be discussed will be "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. The novel is set in a sleepy southern town which has to deal with a crisis. First published in 1960, it became an instant best-seller and classic. Lee won a Pulitzer Prize for the novel in 1961. It was later made into an Academy Award winning movie.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Jan. 13 at the Ryan Township Fire Company in Barnesville with 44 members in attendance. The business session was conducted by President Eleanor Schmerfeld.

Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered the invocation "There Is Always Someone Who Cares." A moment of silence was held in memory of Eleanor Zakrewski. Two new members, Jane Neidlinger and Phil Price, were welcomed.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

School taxes

The Tamaqua Area School District is accepting Assessed Occupation Tax exemption applications for the 2015-2016 school year. This will cover the 2015 calendar year. This year's forms are orange.

Retired people and those with no earned income who have previously been exempted do not need to file again unless their status has changed and they are now earning income.

Also, those who are disabled or at least 75 years of age who have been specifically notified of their exemption by the district need not file an application.

Friday, January 9, 2015

School taxes

The Tamaqua Area School District is accepting Assessed Occupation Tax exemption applications for the 2015-2016 school year. This will cover the 2015 calendar year. This year's forms are orange.

Retired people and those with no earned income who have previously been exempted do not need to file again unless their status has changed and they are now earning income.

Also, those who are disabled or at least 75 years of age who have been specifically notified of their exemption by the district need not file an application.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Diabetes support

St. Luke's University Health Network will again sponsor a diabetes support group. Monthly meetings will begin in April and be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the health network's Miners Hospital Campus in Coaldale. With the exception of the April meeting, the group will meet in the ground floor community room. The April 29 meeting will be held in the second-floor cafe.

Each month, a different diabetes topic is explored. Topics are based on ways to improve blood sugar control and quality of life. Meetings include a question and answer period.