Smoke detectors

The Tamaqua Fire Department is giving away a limited number of free smoke detectors to interested borough residents. All residents are eligible, but priority will be given to homes with children under the age of 18 and/or elderly residents. The only stipulation is that all free detectors must be installed by a representative of the Tamaqua Fire Department

The free detectors are available thanks to a grant administered by the state Fire Commissioner's Office and the Schuylkill County Fire Chiefs Association.

For more information, or to schedule an installation, contact Chris at (570) 527-6141.

High school schedules

Schedules for Tamaqua Area Senior High School students will be made available prior to the first day of school. Freshmen schedules will be made available the week of Aug. 9, while all other classes will be able to acquire their schedules the week of Aug. 16.

The schedules will be in the guidance office, Monday through Wednesday. Counselors will also be on hand to provide information and/or provide tours of the building.

SS. Peter and Paul

The Holy Name Society of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church will meet this Thursday, at 8 p.m. The meeting will be preceded by a Mass. The annual Holy Name Picnic will be held Aug. 8 at the F.O.P. Grove on Owl Creek Road.

First Friday and Fatima Saturday will be observed this week.

First Friday communion calls will be made on Thursday for residents of Hometown and Coaldale. All others will begin Friday at 9 a.m. First Friday confessions will be heard at 7:30 a.m., followed by Mass and devotions at 8 a.m.

A recitation of the Rosary and devotions will be held Fatima Saturday, prior to the 8 a.m. Mass.

Rush crime watch

A meeting to discuss establishing a Crime Watch program in Rush Township will be held this Wednesday, at 6 p.m., at the township municipal building.

For more information, call (570) 668-2938.

Recycling

Wednesday is the day for curbside recycling pickup for all residents of Tamaqua.

All recyclable items must be placed in the containers issued to each borough household. Any other containers, such as plastic bags and cardboard boxes, will be emptied and left behind.

Anyone who needs a recycling container may contact borough hall at (570) 668-3444.

Collection bins for cardboard have been moved to the Tamaqua Transfer Station on Sewage Treatment Plant Road.

Collection bins for newspaper can be found at the Tamaqua Borough Garage on East Broad Street.