July 4th picnic bags

Colton Becker, Mary Ruth Taylor and Judy Brennan assemble picnic bags for distribution to families in the Tamaqua area. The holiday distribution started several years ago and continues as an ecumenical project in the community. Churches contributing to this year’s project include the American Primitive Methodist Church, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Trinity United Church of Christ, St. John United Church of Christ and Zion Lutheran Church.

Thanks for your support!

Thanks to the generousity of the following Tamaqua area businesses, the 2019 Empty Bowl Dinner raised $2,336, which will be divided equally among Tamaqua’s three food banks (Salvation Army, American Primitive Methodist and Trinity United Church of Christ). We asked that you support these local businesses and they have seen fit to support this community event.

  • The Station Restaurant
  • Sisters Cantina
  • La Dolce Casa
  • Stadium Hill Café 
  • Skipper Dipper’s
  • Piercini’s
  • M&I Deli
  • Basile’s
  • Knepper’s
  • Nancy’s
  • Beacon Diner
  • Two Kings
  • Chantilly’s
  • Schick’s
  • Tommy’s
  • Paradora’s
  • Luigi’s
  • Senapes
  • Heisler’s
  • Pamcakes
  • Blondies 
  • Leiby’s 
  • Ritas – gift cards for those who do not win a bowl in the drawing
  • Thanks to Trinity UCC and Zion Lutheran for providing a soup.
  • And thanks to Black Diamond Pottery and the Tamaqua Art Center for providing hand-crafted bowls.

Restore 2019 invitation

You are invited to participate in Restore 2019. The event will be held from Monday, June 17th thru Friday, June 21st. Outreach opportunities include either Children’s Ministry, Community Ministry or Construction Projects. The daytime sessions, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, are available for 5th grade thru adult. Daytime sessions begin with breakfast, worship, and a devotional. Evening sessions, from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM, are available for adults only. While it is best to commit to the entire event, you can work around your other commitments. The cost is $30 for all participants. This includes a T-Shirt. All adults who serve on the daytime teams must be compliant with KeepKidsSafePA. Please contact Cheryl Nemeth at (570) 449-4587 for more information or to register.

Making a PROMISE in Tamaqua


Tamaqua, Pennsylvania:  Clinical Outcomes Group, Inc. (COGI) is proud to announce the receipt of a grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) for an Opioid Misuse Prevention Project with the Tamaqua Area School District and the entire Tamaqua Community.  The project – PROMISE:  Preventing Raiders Opioid Misuse in a Safe Environment  – provides supports to middle school students and families to prevent the onset of substance use.  The long term goals is to prevent opioid abuse later in life by providing  youth with the skills and knowledge to avoid beginning to use any substances and to seek pro-social opportunities instead.  The project will be funded for 5 ½ years and COGI is one of 10 funded sites throughout the state.  There is a rigorous evaluation component to this project and we will be working with the Penn State University EPISCenter on evaluation activities.

PROMISE will host a press conference on Wednesday April 17, 2019 at 3:15PM at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine Street, Tamaqua Pennsylvania.  PROMISE project staff and Tamaqua Area School District representatives along with project partners including St. Luke’s Miners Campus, the Schuylkill County Drug and Alcohol Program, STEP Up Tamaqua, PCCD and the Penn State University EPISCenter will be present to discuss the program and the anticipated impact in Tamaqua and across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend.

Caitlin Miller, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Tamaqua Area School District
camiller@tamaqua.k12.pa.us<mailto:camiller@tamaqua.k12.pa.us>
(570)668-1901 ext. 2115