After reading a request on Facebook from the Tamaqua Volunteers group asking for snacks for firefighters battling a house fire on Washington Street last month in Tamaqua, a number of individuals stepped up to donate. Donating at 2 AM were Mary… Read More ›
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The Tamaqua Historical Society will hold its 31st annual Tamaqua Heritage Festival this Sunday (October 11, 2015) from 10 AM to 5 PM in downtown Tamaqua. It will be held rain or shine. The event will consist of food, crafts,… Read More ›
A dedication parade was held in Lehighton on Sunday, October 4, 2015 to celebrate the Lehighton Fire Department’s new $4.1 million fire station, pumper truck and search/rescue boat. The event was held in conjunction with the dedication program Friday evening.
Numerous pets were blessed in Tamaqua during the Calvary Episcopal Church’s annual pet blessing service held on Sunday, October 4, 2015. The Pet Blessing Service lasted about an hour and was held in the downstairs of the church. The service… Read More ›
Volunteers organized a Fall into Fun Basket Social recently at the Summit Hill Heritage Center to benefit the No. 9 Mine and Museum in Lansford. Volunteer Jan Swan stated her appreciation to all who donated, volunteered and supported the event. She added… Read More ›
Pictured are photos and video from the Lehighton Fire Department’s Dedication Program for their new $4.1 million fire house, KME pumper truck, and search/rescue boat. The event was held last Thursday (October 2, 2015) at the fire house.
Recent windy weather made for interesting whistling noises and small waves at the Lower Owl Creek Dam. The whistles could be heard near the new spillway as winds pass through it and its guardrails. Darn: It is hard to hear… Read More ›
Pictured are Tamaqua Boy Scouts selling gourmet popcorn recently outside the WalMart Supercenter in Lehighton. If you want to help or order, contact any scout, parent or leader for information.
A neurologic support group meets every third Friday of the month from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM in the Community Room of St. Luke’s Hospital – Miners Campus in Coaldale. What is the Support Group? The Group is for survivors and families or… Read More ›
J & C Tanning LLC opened their doors on September 4, 2015 along East Ludlow Street in Summit Hill. The state-of-the-art salon, located at 12 East Ludlow Street, is owned by John Bruno and managed by daughter Courtney Bruno and Stephen Kantor (both from Tamaqua). It… Read More ›
Members of the Lansford American Legion Riders held a bike ride benefit recently. Pictured are some courtesy of volunteer Jan Swan.
Pictured are some reflective warmer photos showing the last summer day of the Tamaqua H.D. Buehler Bungalow Pool on Sunday, September 6, 2015. The pool was opened an extra day or so this year.
Pictured last month are photos from inspectors checking the Wabash Creek tunnel that runs under West Broad Street (US209) in Tamaqua. Major “road bridge” repairs along the first block of West Broad Street are expected to start sometime in late 2017 or… Read More ›
Information from a recent Pennsylvania State Police Community Awareness Bulletin warns residents of phone scammers claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service. If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS requesting money or… Read More ›
DELAYED POST: Diasporora performed during the last of this year’s Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert series. The free concert was held on Thursday, September 3, 2015 outside the Tamaqua Train Station. TamaquaArea.com Video: TamaquaArea.com Photos:
A meet and greet event was held early last month for artist Linda Stockman at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center. Her exhibit was titled “Wildlife in Oil & Acrylic.” Originally from New Jersey, Stockman resides in Bushkill, Pennsylvania. She holds her… Read More ›
Pictured are photos showing the current construction status of the new Route 903 Jim Thorpe Bridge, as of yesterday (Monday, October 5, 2015). Contractors are well into the three-year $28 million project to replace the existing Route 903 Bridge with a new Route… Read More ›
Members representing all Tamaqua fire companies spent time yesterday (Monday, October 5, 2015) teaching Tamaqua Elementary School students important information relating to fire prevention and awareness. Volunteers included members of American Hose Company, Citizen’s Fire Company, East End Fire Company… Read More ›
Members and volunteers with Coaldale Volunteer Fire Company held Fire Prevention Day at their fire house on Sunday, October 4, 2015. In addition to fire prevention lessons via Fire Chief Steven Polischak, guests were given the opportunity to visit inside a… Read More ›
Pictured are bald eagles perched at Mauch Chunk Lake. Photos were taken early last month via Lyle Mantz.
Pictured is random footage of a Reading & Northern Railroad train passing through Tamaqua early last month. TamaquaArea.com Photos:
Tamaqua Borough Council recognized Leona Rega recently for her leadership role during the large ‘Dear Tamaqua’ event, which started in 2013 and ended with a large finale on August 4, 2015. During a public council meeting last month, she was presented with a… Read More ›
Below are submitted photos and video of a truck fire yesterday (Sunday, October 4, 2015) on East Bertsch Street in Lansford. Responding to the fire were American Fire Company No. 1, Lansford Police, fire police and others. The incident occurred near… Read More ›