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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All About TACP.Info

“The Tamaqua Area Community Partnership is a non-profit charitable organization that was expressly created to improve the quality of life in the Tamaqua Area; and to do so by being a conduit and a catalyst and a place for ideas and energy to go to accomplish improvements that will make a real difference in the […]

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Community Health Needs Assessment: Hollie Gibbons

Hollie Gibbons, Manager – Disease Prevention Programs for St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network, briefly describes the scope and findings of the 2010 Community Health Assessment report. Click here to read the report in its entirety.

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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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Citizens Fire Company

The Citizens Fire Company launched an effort to bring back the exterior of the fire house to its former Victorian appearance. While doing so, a few serious structural issues came to light. Join Dan Schroeder and Jack O’Brien as they reveal in this video segment what had to be done to ensure the integrity of the […]

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South Ward Fire Company

The South Ward Fire Company took the opportunity to open a door to a new era of effective emergency services for the people of Tamaqua even as the members of the company helped to create additional educational opportunities for residents of the area. Chief Mark Bower explains how the story unfolded.

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Owl Creek Entrance

Residents of Tamaqua’s Owl Creek neighborhood join together to create an exceptional gateway to their community by replacing the gap left behind by the removal of a railroad trestle with a pair of incredible retaining walls puntuated by student art works. Georgine Wentz and Micah Gursky provide the details about the project that is located […]

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Facade Improvement Program

The exteriors of our buildings are like the covers of our books. We need to create attractive covers to encourage people to take a look at the inside. Main Street Manager Linda Yulanavage tells us about Tamaqua’s Facade Easement Program.

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The Story Behind Saving the Shepp House

The story behind the saving of the Daniel Shepp House offers lessons in what civic pride and a spirit of cooperation can achieve. Today the building is part of a legacy to be passed on to future generations. The story, as told by (l-r) Donald Serfass, Paul Dodson, and Gary Marchalk, is a compelling one.

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Streetscape Project

Efforts to improve the Streetscape in Tamaqua are really paying off. One can readily see how new sidewalks and street lamps have improved the town’s appearance in many public spaces. Tamaqua Borough Councilman Tom Cara and Main Street Manager Linda Yulanavage share their views on the benefits of streetscape improvements.

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