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.
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 learn more about fighting the scourges of drugs, gangs, security, mortgage foreclosures and vacant buildings.
Consultant Timothy Vance of Housing Crime Consultants Inc., created the interactive session especially for those with a personal or professional interest in combating neighborhood crime.
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.
Hollie Gibbons, Manager of Disease Prevention Programs for St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network, discusses the “Live Your Life” campaign currently being conducted in Tamaqua and the surrounding area. The campaign is designed to build awareness of healthy behavior and encourage better eating habits.
Architect Mark Conville discusses the Upper Floors Study and the renovation plans for 112 West Broad Street.
Meet “Malibu” – the next generation of Tamaqua-based entertainers. Comprising musicians Shane Mulligan, 17; Damian Munoz, 16; and Ivan Munoz, 17; Malibu now makes frequent appearances at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center. In this vignette, guitarists Damian and Ivan share a little bit about the background of the band. About the Arts Center Damian says, “It’s just a great place to go.”
Linda Yulanavage and Kathy Kunkel discuss the reasons behind the new initiative involving traffic safety, street lighting, and property maintenance in the center of town.
The building that houses the museum of the Tamaqua Historical Society on West Broad Street is about to undergo a dramatic facelift. In this video vignette Historical Society President Dale Freudenberger discusses this exciting renovation project.
Kathleen Quinn-Farber discusses her lifelong love for crafts and her desire to share her talent with children. In this vignette she shares her passion for creating things, “I’ve had a dream all my life to work with kids with crafts or arts.”