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Pittston plans bus trip

United Methodist Church of Pittston will sponsor a bus trip to American Music Theater in Lancaster to see “Ovation” on Saturday, May 18, for the 3 p.m. show. Bus leaves from the Pittston Plaza at 11 a.m.

“Ovation” is an American Music Theater cast and orchestra production that will lead audiences on a musical journey from classical to pop tributes to Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Buble, Adele, Josh Groban, Whitney Houston and others.

Cost is $105, including bus, show ticket, dinner at Shady Maple, taxes and tips. Full payment or first payment of $55 is due by March 1, with final $50 payment due by April 1.

Pittston Library plans

annual mini golf event

Pittston Memorial Library will hold its second annual mini golf event in the library in February.

Adult Putt and Party will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. Tickets include a round of mini golf, food and adult beverages. Table reservations at the 19th Hole Club House are available. Cost is $25 per person, $40 per couple and $75 per foursome. This event is only open to ages 21 and older.

Family-friendly mini golf will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. All ages will enjoy a family day filled with a round of golf, food, beverages and more. Cost is $5 per person; free for children under 5.

Tickets can be purchased at the library or online at

St. Joseph’s Seniors

plan upcoming events

The ninth annual St. Joseph’s Table sponsored by the St. Joseph Senior Social Club will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in St. Joseph Marello banquet hall, William Street, Pittston, with a hot buffet luncheon catered by Arcaro and Genell. Cost is $15 per person. The public is invited. Rose Marie Amico, treasurer, is accepting reservations at 570-654-0046. Club members are reminded reservations and payments are to be made at the meeting Thursday, Feb. 21. Yearly dues of $5 also are due.

Claire LaMarca, refreshment chairwoman, has named the following to assist with the February social: Domenica Musto, Eleanor O’Dell, Theresa Ormando and Sandy Paczkowski. A patriotic theme for Presidents Day will dress the refreshment table. Following refreshments, bingo and cards will be played.

Membership is open to all seniors in the area. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at St. Joseph Marello banquet hall. Theresa Ormando is club president.

Archeology meeting

and presentation set

The Frances Dorrance Chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St. Russ Cramer will give a talk and exhibit displays on Native American artifacts to trace the evolution of stone tool and weapons used by tribes in the Pocono region. This program was rescheduled from January.

Cramer’s presentation will tell of the arrival of Clovis era tribes during the post Ice Age period more than 10,000 years ago at the Shawnee/Minisink site.

Cramer also will explain how environmental and ecological changes resulted in the native population altering tool technology to match changing needs. Each period discussed will be illustrated by posters showing what life was like during these times. Artifacts representing the tools and weapon systems will be available for examination. Where originals are not available, expertly produced replicas will be used.

Cramer will cover the Paleo, Archaic and Woodland periods, which encompasses the time from about 9000 B.C. up to the arrival of Europeans in the Americas.

The meeting and presentation is free to the public.

Yatesville announces tax payment change

Due to the death of Yatesville Tax Collector Helen “Elaine” Centi, borough residents wishing to make payments in person must do so at the borough building, 33 Pittston Ave., from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday. For information, call 570-654-2455.

Kaufer offers disability, senior events

State Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) reminds residents that his office offers assistance events to veterans and persons with disabilities each month.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Thursday of each month, Brian Stolarski, department service officer with the American Legion, is at Kaufer’s office to assist veterans, their spouses and their dependents with a range of issues including compensation, pensions, death benefits, education and health care, as well as many other veteran-related issues.

The fourth Wednesday of each month from 2 to 5 p.m., Bob Fox, from the Center for Independent Living (CIL), will be available for the Disability Advocacy Program to assist persons with disabilities, 18 and over. Fox can assist with skills training, information and referral to additional services, peer counseling, home modifications, attendant care and community integration, and deaf and autism services.

For information about this outreach or any other state-related issue, contact Kaufer’s district office, 161 Main St., Luzerne, at 570-283-1001 or online at or

Pittston trash bills past due

Pittston City trash payment is past due. Cost is $120 (plus a $20 late fee) for 60 stickers. After the initial fee is paid, residents may purchase extra stickers at a minimum of 12 for $24. Additional packs of 60 stickers are available for $120. Bring or mail the bill when making payment. If mailing payment, include $5 for postage and handling, and make payable to Pittston City and mail to Tax Office, 35 Broad St., Pittston, PA 18640. Specify if the stickers are to be sent to an address other than the mailing address. Landlords are reminded bills are sent to the homeowner. If a tenant is responsible for payment, landlords must give the bill to the tenant so they can bring or mail the bill when payment is made.