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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.

San Cataldo Society

plans trip to NYC

The San Cataldo Society of Pittston is sponsoring its annual bus trip to the San Gennaro Festival in Little Italy, New York City, on Saturday, Sept. 22. Seats cost $40. For information, contact Grace Scarantino at 570-655-9377. There are no refunds or cancellations after Sept. 1.

Pittston Library lists

upcoming events

Pittston Library’s summer hours are noon to 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and closed Wednesday and Sunday. Hours are in effect until after Labor Day.

The library announces the following upcoming programs:

Chair Yoga Workshop: Explore the possibilities of practicing yoga in a chair. Discover a range of motion of the joints, be introduced to a variety of poses and learn how to use a chair for support. This workshop is suitable for office workers, active seniors and for anyone seeking variety in their yoga practice. It is appropriate for beginners. Cost is $10 per person, payable to the Pittston Memorial Library. Proceeds benefit the library. For information and to register, call the library at 570-654-9565.

Pittston City Farmers Market: Join Miss Kristin at the market for children’s storytime at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 7 and Aug. 21. The program will feature stories, a fingerplay and sing-along.

Free All Ages Archeology Introduction: John Dziak will present “An Introduction to the Study of Human Life in the Prehistoric Periods of the Wyoming and Lackawanna Valleys” at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13. Light refreshments. Call the library to register.

Book Club at Home Yoga and Barre: Next book is John Green’s, “Turtles All The Way Down” with discussion at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17. Books are available to borrow to holders of active county library cards.

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. Invitations were mailed.

Wyoming Area, Class of 1968, plans reunion

Wyoming Area, Class of 1968, will hold its reunion from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Wyoming Hose Company No. 2. Reservations are due by Friday, Aug. 24. For information, visit the Facebook page WAHS Class of 1968 or email Penny Sorosky Jurchak at or Frank Casarella at

Falls Lions will host

disabilities presentation

Falls Lions Club will host a free public presentation for those with disabilities, including vision and hearing problems, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Ardee’s Foodrinkery, Rt. 92.

Heather Taber, from PIAT, will exhibit some devices and explain how people can borrow them free of charge. There will be an opportunity to try out some of the equipment. For information call 570-410-1830.

PA will host tennis clinic

Pittston Area’s girls varsity tennis team will hold a skills clinic for seventh and eighth grade girls at the courts at the Martin Mattei Middle School from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, through Thursday, Aug. 16. Cost is $30. The clinic is open to students from all schools. Email to reserve a spot.

Musto blood drive set

The family of a Pittston attorney Brian Musto, who lost a long battle with cancer earlier this year at 28, is honoring his life with a blood drive at his church, Our Lady of the Eucharist, 535 N. Main St., Pittston, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12.

Musto graduated as valedictorian from Pittston Area in 2008 before continuing his education at the University of Scranton and Cornell Law School, where he graduated with honors.

Schedule an appointment by contacting or visit to register or for information.

Individuals as young as 16 years of age (with parental consent), who weigh at least 110 pounds and are in general good health are eligible to donate blood.

The website also provides information about blood donation, its donor rewards program, and the ability to fill out the required health questionnaire online through Donor Pass.

“Brian would want this drive to benefit others in his situation. Please celebrate Brian’s life by joining his family and friends in their support of local patients at this upcoming blood drive,” his family said in a press release.

Pittston trash bills due

Pittston City trash payment was due May 25. The new orange and white stickers must be used as of June 4.

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 are available for $120. A $20 late fee was added July 17. 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.

Pittston residents who do not receive a trash bill 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 payment, landlords must give the bill to the tenant so they can bring or mail the bill when payment is made.