More than 150 packed the historic Scheid’s Department Store building in Tamaqua on Thursday for the Tamaqua Has Heart Auction and Gala. Bidding was brisk and, in many cases, prices soared for the heart sculptures created by local artists. DONALD R. SERFASS/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWSThe Tamaqua Has Heart Project celebrated its finale Thursday night with a gala event at a historic Tamaqua landmark, the former Scheid’s Department Store.
Tamaqua’s hearts are on display in the windows of the former Scheid’s Building in Downtown Tamaqua, all dressed up and ready for their big gala on Sept. 28. The gala will be the finale of an almost two-year-long public art initiative, the “Tamaqua Has Heart” project. It was the successful “Dear Tamaqua” project in 2015 that provided the first beat for the heart project.
A Tamaqua man who has held positions of trust within the community was arrested Thursday by the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General. Edward C. “Ed” Smith, 60, was charged on Thursday after he reportedly solicited sex online from someone he thought was a 14-year-old boy. Instead, his contact turned out to be an undercover agent. According to the affidavit, the agency set up an undercover identity on social media using the characteristics of a 14-year-old boy.
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