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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Kathleen Quinn-Farber: The Crafter

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.”

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Kathy Rimm: The Entertainer

Kathy Rimm discusses the history of her involvement with the Community Arts Center as an entertainer in her own right and also a teacher of guitar.  She notes, “With this arts center people don’t have to go out of the area to either perform or just simply create any type of art whatsoever.”

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Works of Faith

George Taylor, founder of the Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network, talks about the activities of the outreach. He is joined in this discussion by Pastors James Cavallero and Kevin Roberts who share their views of the goals and achievements of these “works of faith.”

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Community Arts Center Genesis

Jack Kulp, well-known area musician and entertainer,  discusses some of the first steps taken to create and organize the Community Arts Center.

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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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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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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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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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