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Oldies dance will

benefit breast cancer

An oldies dance breast cancer fundraiser will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Dupont Volunteer Hose Company, 308 Main St. Enjoy live music and hear all the old favorites, including Swing, Cha Cha, Waltz, Rumba and Fox Trot.

Cost is $18 per person. Light dinner foods and beverages are included. Call Carol at 570-239-8042, Lenore at 570-328-8755 or Beverly at 570-690-4393 by Nov. 26 to reserve a table. All proceeds go to fight breast cancer

Senior vouchers good

at local farmers

markets until Nov. 30

The Area Agency on Aging of Luzerne/Wyoming Counties announced distribution of vouchers for the 2018 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Voucher Program ended Sept. 30. Participants who have already received vouchers from the program have until Nov. 30 to redeem them.

These vouchers can only be used to purchase Pennsylvania-grown fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers market stands that are participants of the Department of Agriculture’s voucher program. Baked goods, meats, jam, honey, apple cider and eggs cannot be purchased with these vouchers.

For information, contact Rhonda Adams at 822-1158 Ext. 2337.

First Baptist plans

free community

Thanksgiving dinner

First Baptist Church, Water Street, Pittston, will hold its annual free community Thanksgiving dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21. The dinner will be served at Meals on Wheels, 59 S. Main St., Pittston, and at New Covenant Christian Church, 780 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre.

This dinner is open to all, especially the homeless, those in need and those who will be alone for the holiday.

The dinner will include turkey and all the traditional Thanksgiving fixings.

For takeouts and delivery in the Greater Pittston area, contact First Baptist Church at 570-6540283 from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. For takeouts and delivery in the Wilkes-Barre area, call New Covenant Christian Church at 570-822-9605 on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

The Rev. James H. Breese is pastor of First Baptist Church of Pittston. Bishop Wallace E. Smith is pastor of New Covenant Christian Church.

Pittston Library

lists activities

Pittston Memorial Library will host a meet the artist event with Toby Grossmanat 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. This event is free to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Pennsylvania Bigfoot Investigations will present a program from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19. This free program is for all ages. Call 570-654-9565, ext. 21 to register. The group will talk about its history, local investigations and local bigfoot sightings. There will be time for questions. Maps and photo evidence will be on display.

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.

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 selected 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.

PA, Class of 1867

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 Dec. 5 at 570-457-3247.

Kaufer offers disability assistance, 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

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 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.