Fun Day

The South Ward Playground Association will sponsor its annual Fun Day for children on Aug. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. The fun-filled activities will include a moon bounce, a water slide, games, prizes and food. Activities are free for the children who attend.

The playground is located in the 200 block of Penn Street.

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.

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.