Step-Up Tamaqua meeting Feb. 20

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Step-Up Tamaqua meeting Monday


Step-Up Tamaqua will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, in Founders’ Hall, Trinity UCC, 22 Lafayette Street, Tamaqua.


Tamaqua Police Officer Michael Hobbs will review items on a drug display board. The drug board was recently purchased by Safer Streets for Tamaqua’s Little Feet for educational purposes.


Following Officer Hobb’s presentation, Albert Nastasi, executive director of My Father’s House, will talk about the Servants to All Homeless Shelter program in Pottsville.


Step-Up Tamaqua is a project of the 501 C3 non-profit Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network under the umbrella of the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership. Its purpose is to address the addiction issue in the community. Contributions are welcome and can be sent to Step-Up Tamaqua, 125 Pine Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252.


St . John’s Relay for Life update


The Tamaqua Area Relay for Life is selling advance tickets sales for Hershey Park at a Discount rate.  The discounts are as followed:  Hershey Park Regular ages 9-54 (peak season) $65.00 Discount $45.00. Junior ages 3-8 Regular price $42.80 (Peak Season) and Discount price $35.50.  Hershey Park Senior (ages 55-69) (Peak Season) $42.80 Discount $35.50.  Hershey Park Senior Plus (ages 70+) regular price $27.80, Discount price $25.50.  Tickets can be used from May 5th till September 24th.  Deadline to order is Sunday March 26th.  to order.  Money and orders due on this DATE.  To order see Linda Heigele or Linda Whetstone.  All profits will go to Luther’s Angels Relay for Life team.

Addiction leadership workshop Feb 25

Reducing addiction recovery stigma aim of Tamaqua workshop


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Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance (Pro-A) will be sponsoring a leadership training workshop Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ in Tamaqua.

            The workshop’s aim to help local leaders reduce the stigma against persons with addictions and focus on the very real hope of recovery.

The program is sponsored by Stepping Stones Recovery Foundation in conjunction with Step-Up Tamaqua, Safer Streets for Tamaqua’s Little Feet and The Skook Recovers. Step-Up is a project of the Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network.

The training by Pro-A is made possible by a federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the Dept. of Health and Human Services.

“The purpose of this training is leadership and advocacy for change in laws and attitudes that prevent recovery houses from existing in all communities,” said Robert Bedford of the Stepping Stone Foundation. “We want to unite organizations across the county.”

Registration is free but the session is limited to 30 participants. Call 267-664-9022 to register or register by email at

Trinity UCC is located at 22 Lafayette St.

The Power of Music

The Power Of Music:
Hi! I wanted to inform you of something positive going on in our area, and to ask for your help. Jacob Kulick (the band Kulick)(@Kulickofficial) has filmed a documentary about Alex Sienkiewicz, the drug issues in our area to raise awareness of heroin overdoses, and how it affects the family. 2 months before her passing, she wrote a poem about her addiction, and Kulick made it into a song as well. Please help this cause and become part of the solution. All we ask is for you to watch and share this link:
I hope you can help us out, and support this movement! The documentary can be viewed here:
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