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Friendly Sons plan

Women’s Breakfast

Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick are sponsoring a Women’s Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17. The event will be held at the Cosgrove Center of the Greater Pittston Memorial Library. Catering for the buffet style/omelette station event will be by Catering by Fred. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased through any member of the club or by contacting Joe Long at 570-407-2903.

Pittston Twp. Lions

will host Upper Valley

Eye Bank meeting

The Upper Valley Eye Bank will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at Tony’s Pizzeria, 1117 Main St., City Line Plaza, Pittston. Pittston Twp. Lions Club will host this meeting. Those attending are asked to bring collected eyeglasses. No cases will be accepted. All Lions are welcome.

Bear Creek\Buck Twp. Lions Club will host the April meeting Thursday, April 4. The location will be announced.

PA Class of 1969 slates

reunion planning meeting

Pittston Area Class of 1969 50-Year Reunion Committee will hold its next planning session at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at 142 Vine St., Pittston. All classmates are invited to attend.

The 50-year reunion will be held from noon to sunset Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 46, Aston Mountain Road, Moosic.

PA Class of 1967 sets 70th

birthday planning meeting

Pittston Area Class of 1967 will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Colarusso’s Cafe, Main Street, Avoca, to discuss plans for the upcoming 70th birthday party. The party will be held in September at Dupont Hose Company.

Anyone planning to attend the meeting is asked to call Karen Hadley Sobeski at 570-457-3247.

United Methodist Church

of 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.

To make a reservation, call 570-603-1915.

PA Class of 1969 plans

golden class reunion

Dr. John J. Jerrytone, president, and the officers and executive committee of the Pittston Area High School Class of 1969 invite class members, their families and friends to celebrate the golden class reunion at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Fox Hill Country Club, Exeter.

Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots will provide music for dancing.

The dinner will include a champagne welcome followed by Caesar salad and a choice of one of the following entrees: chicken piccata sauteed in white wine, fresh lemons and caper butter; Haddock ala Duke, which is panko crusted with lemon and herbs in a lemon wine sauce; or an 8 oz. char broiled filet mignon with mushroom caps and bordelaise sauce. All dinners include whipped potatoes and green beans almondine. Strawberry shortcake and ice cream will be served for dessert.

Reservations are being accepted through April 30. Cost is $55 per person. Checks should be made out to cash with notations of “C” for chicken, “B” for beef or “F” for fish at the bottom left corner. Mail checks to Dr. John Jerrytone, 3120 SW 58th Place, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.

1st. Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo

music grants awarded

The 1st. Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial Fund Luzerne Foundation announces it has presented its annual $500 grants to the music departments of Pittston Area, Wyoming Area and Holy Redeemer schools. The money will be used to meet student needs. The grants are awarded annually is in keeping with DePrimo’s interests in music and helping children.

Also, scholarship application are now being accepted for students of the Greater Pittston area. Applications are available at the area high schools or visit the Luzerne Foundation’s website.

Money for the grant and scholarship programs is raised through the annual 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial Golf Tournament, which will be held in August.

Pittston Library plans

annual mini golf event

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

A family-friendly mini golf event 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 St. Joseph’s Table

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.

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