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Children’s firearms

safety program set

The Firearms Institute of Specialized Training and West Wyoming Borough Police Department will host a free children’s firearms safety and familiarization course at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 16.

The free two-hour, hands-on interactive presentation, which is open to children age 4 and older and their parents or guardians, will be held at the FIST training facility on the Galli’s Fighting Chance School of Self Defense campus, 54 Tunkhannock Ave., Exeter.

“The reality is that the presence of a firearm in a home with children significantly increases the potential for accidental and unintentional discharges,” FIST owner and lead instructor Len Galli, West Wyoming Police Chief Curt Nocera and West Wyoming Mayor Joseph T. Herbert explained in a statement announcing the co-sponsored course. “Our intent is to use this innovative course to educate children about the dangers of inappropriate firearms handling and ensure they know what to do if they encounter a firearm without immediate adult supervision.”

Class size is limited and pre-registration is required to reserve seating in the free class. Parents and guardians can register themselves and their children by contacting FIST at 570-655-2915.

Wyoming/W. Wyoming

Seniors plan picnic

Wyoming/West Wyoming Senior Citizens will hold their annual summer picnic with dinner at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at St. Monica’s Church Hall.

At the last meeting, the July birthday honoree was Del McDermott, who treated everyone to refreshments.

Marge Malarkey, Irene Zelinski and Marion Pocceschi won the 50/50. Vickie Mechlavage and JoAnn Kwasny took the bingo jackpot.

St. John’s, Class

of 1972, will meet

St. John the Evangelist, Class of 1972, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, at the Red Mill, Pittston.

Pittston Neighborhood

Watch will meet

Pittston City Neighborhood Watch will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at the Pittston Memorial Library.

Come to the meeting and learn from the Pittston City Police Department what is happening in the community. The Neighborhood Watch was designed to build bonds between neighborhoods and police and as an opportunity for the community to come together. One of the goals of the group is to encourage residents to keep up their neighborhood’s appearance, as this helps deter criminal activity.

The public is encouraged to attend the meeting.

This month’s presenters will be representatives of Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.), an international organization that assists victims of child abuse.

Exeter begins single

stream recycling

Exeter Borough Council passed a motion to begin single stream recycling on Monday, July 17.

Residents can now place all of their recyclables in one bin.

The recyclable materials that are being collected have not changed, however, all recyclables will be placed in one container curbside every Monday by 6 a.m.