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Pittston H.S., Class of

1960, plans reunion

Pittston High School, Class of 1960, will hold a reunion from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Jenkins Fire Company, 2 Second St. Invitations will be sent at a later date.

Pittston trash bills mailed

Pittston City mailed 2018-19 trash bills April 27. Payment is due May 25. The blue and white stickers can be used through May 31. New orange and white stickers must be used as of June 4.

Bring or mail the bill when making payment.

Residents who do not receive a bill in the mail are responsible to notify the treasurer’s office at 570-654-1090. Landlords are reminded bills are sent to the homeowner. If a tenant is responsible for the payment, landlords must give the bill to their tenant so they can bring or mail the bill when payment is made.

Cost is $120 for 60 stickers. After the initial $120 fee is paid, residents may purchase extra stickers at a minimum of 12 for $24. Additional packs of 60 stickers also are available for $120. A $20 late fee will be added after July 16.

If mailing payment, include $5 postage and handling payable to Pittston City and mailed to Tax Office, 35 Broad St., Pittston, PA 18640. If the stickers are to be sent to an address other than the mailing address, specify to whom and where stickers should be mailed. Otherwise, they will be sent to the name and address on the check.

St. Michael’s Byzantine

selling piggies, halushki

St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 205 N. Main St., Pittston, is having a stuffed cabbage roll (piggie) and halushki sale. Pickup will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19. Cost is $2.25 each or six for $13. Halushki is $6 per quart. Call Linda at 570-905-7387 to place an order.

Mt. Zion U.M. Church

plans chicken barbecue

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church will host a chicken barbecue Saturday, May 19. Takeouts will start at 4 p.m. and sit down service will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $6.50 for kids.

St. John Lutheran

Church lists activities

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, 7 Wood St., Pittston, announced the following activities:

AMPED is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Week day school is at 6 p.m. Wednesdays.

Planning will meet after service Sunday, May 6. Council meets after service May 13.

Shipped Wrecked, the church’s Vacation Bible School, will be held July 9-13.

Outside of council, events are open to the public.

St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church has gift cards available for a variety of locations and in a variety of denominations. See Mary Ann Denman or Alan Drummond after the service.

The church has a surplus of sanctuary candles available for $4 each. Contact the church and leave a message if interested in purchasing them.

For information about any of the events, visit Facebook, call 570-655-2505 or email

Musicians needed for patriotic concert

Members of the Pennsylvania Northeast Chapter of the American Guild of Organists are planning a concert of patriotic music at 7 p.m. Monday, July 2, at St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. The concert will include music for organ, brass, and percussion.

Chapter members are hoping to form a combined choir with representatives from several religious denominations singing the National Anthem, a few patriotic hymns, and one patriotic choral work that can be easily learned and sung as part of the concert. The choir will be under the direction of Raphael Micca, chapter dean and newly appointed music director at St. Joseph Marello Parish, and accompanied by organist Michael Sowa, music director at Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish.

Anyone who loves to sing is invited to take part in this musical celebration of the nation’s independence.

Rehearsals will be held at St. John’s at 7 p.m. Mondays, June 18 and June 25. Anyone interested in participating should email Mike Sowa at or call him at 570-881-2301 by Monday, June 4.

U.M. Church of Pittston sets theater trips

United Methodist Church of Pittston will sponsor the following bus trips in 2018:

Saturday, May 19, American Music Theater, Lancaster, for “Songs of the Silver Screen;” Wednesday, July 25, Hunterdon Dinner Theater, New Jersey, “Nunsense;” Saturday, Sept. 29, American Music Theater, Lancaster, “Fall Doo Wop Cavalcade,” and Saturday, Nov. 3, American Music Theater, Lancaster, 2018 Christmas Show “The First Noel.”

For information or to make a reservation, call Cathy at 570-603-1915. Call early as the trips will fill fast.