TACP 20th Anniversary

Members of the Tamaqua Area community filled the Performing Arts Hall on November 19, 2014 to participate in the 20th Anniversary Annual Meeting of the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership. The entire meeting, about 90 minutes in length, was recorded on video. TACP Chairman, Lee Shafer, opened the meeting.

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Tamaqua in 1938

Veteran news commentator Mike Stevens of WNEP-16 visited Tamaqua in December 2013 to view this vintage film footage with Dale Freudenberger, president of the Tamaqua Historical Society. Viewing this makes one appreciate the deep truth of a statement made by British novelist¬† L. P. Hartley, “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently […]

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Tamaqua Safety Initiative Purchases Building

TV Reporter Matthew Petrillo of Hazleton’s Channel 13 News filed this report in late October 2013 about the purchase of a building that formerly housed the Tiki Bar. He interviews Leona Rega, Director of the Tamaqua Safety Initiative, and Chamber of Commerce Director, Linda Yulanavage about issues of safety and business development.

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Big Time Crime: A Strategy for Small Cities and Towns

Big Time Crime: A Strategy for Small Cities and Towns, a workshop hosted by the Tamaqua Safety Initiative and funded by LISC (Local Support Initiatives Support Corporation), took place in the Tamaqua Community Arts Center on May 30, 2013. As headlines of exploding meth labs in local communities continue to resound, concerned residents gathered to […]

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Advent Breakfast 2012

Images from the Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship’s annual breakfast celebrating the hope of the season and spirit of community. Photos by Andy Leibenguth. Royalty free music by Danosongs.com.

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2012 Night of Luminaria

Tamaqua’s Night of Luminaria during the 2012 Christmas Season. Luminaries light the night in Tamaqua. A project of the Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network. Photos by Andy Leibenguth. Royalty free music by Danosongs.com.

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Crime Watch: Grafitti

Andy Leibenguth, founder of TamaquaArea.com and often described as Tamaqua’s Best Friend, discusses the impact of his Crime Watch activity on the quality of life in the community with a particular emphasis on eliminating graffiti.

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Coordination of Arts Center Activities

Leona Rega discusses how she focuses on supporting the energies of scores of hard-working volunteers in order to coordinate the varied activities and events that take place at the Community Arts Center in Tamaqua.

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Safety Initiative Camera Project

In 2011, the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership (TACP) established a local safety initiative. The objective of the effort is to combat crime, vandalism, violence and blight. Representatives of the Tamaqua Police Department, the neighborhood watch program, the Chamber of Commerce, the Main Street program, the Elm Street Program, and interested community-minded citizens came together to […]

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Historic Building Restoration

View this video segment to find out how the old boot factory on Hazle Street became a contemporary, fully-up-to-date dwelling for 14 individual households. State Sen. Dave Argall and TACP Chairperson Pat Freeh-Stefanek provide details on how a derelict building was re-purposed and re-dedicated to a new use. They further explain how the process will […]

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