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Storm water issues will be discussed

at West Pittston Council meeting

A representative from the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority will be at the Dec. 4 meeting of West Pittston Borough Council to educate council members and those in attendance about storm water practices that will help alleviate the growing problems in lakes, streams, rivers and wetlands, which are used for swimming, fishing, boating and, most importantly, drinking. Rainwater and melting snow on streets, driveways, and sidewalks carry a variety of pollutants, including debris, oil and grease, fertilizer, chemicals, plastics, pet feces, etc. into the storm water sewer system, which does not treat the water.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec.4, and will be held at the borough building. The Sanitary Authority representative will speak at the conclusion of the meeting. All West Pittston residents are welcome.

Soup and salad supper set at Mount

Zion United Methodist Church

Mount Zion United Methodist Church on Mount Zion Road, Harding, is holding an all-you-can-eat soup and salad supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. A variety of soups, chili, salads, breads, desserts and beverages will be offered.

The cost of dinner is $7 for adults; $4 for children. Reservations are not necessary. The public is welcome for food and fellowship.

PA, Class of 1967, sets Christmas party

Pittston Area High School, Class of 1967, is planning a Christmas party from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. If interested, contact Karen Hadley Sobeski by Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 570-457-3247.

Ken Pollock conducting coat drive

and car safety seat check with Santa

Ken Pollock Volvo, Route 315, Pittston Twp., is conducting its annual winter coat drive through Tuesday, Dec. 18. New or slightly used coats of all sizes, including men’s, women’s and children’s, will be accepted.

The coat drive will benefit families through Luzerne County Head Start.

Ken Pollock Volvo also will host a special holiday car safety check from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. Santa Claus will be on hand for the safety check, held in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Police. Christmas cookies will be served.

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.

Pittston Library will hold book fair, book sale

Friends of the Pittston Library will hold its annual Barnes and Noble book fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Vouchers are available at the library.

To shop online, use code 12452876 for online purchases. A percentage of sales from both events will be given back to the library.

The library also will host a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The book sale is sponsored by Friends of the Pittston Library.

Cookie sale set at St. Nicholas Church

St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church, 320 Vine St., Old Forge, is holding its annual Christmas cookie sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. All cookies are homemade, including anise wedding, thumbprint, pepper cookies, chocolate chip, peanut butter kisses, nut rugalach, Linzer, Welsh cookies and more. Participants select the flavors they like for $9 per pound. Preorders can be placed by calling Betty at 570-457-9292 or Maria at 570-457-8275 by Saturday, Dec. 8.

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.