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St. Joseph Senior Social Club will meet

St. Joseph’s Senior Social Club will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Center on William Street, Pittston

The theme for this month’s meeting will be Hats “on” to Halloween. Each member will decorate and wear a hat with a Halloween theme. Prizes will be awarded.

Wednesday, Oct. 31, there will be a trip to Mt. Airy Casino. Be prepared to make payment. Details will be discussed at the October meeting.

The annual Christmas party will be held Dec. 6 at Fox Hill Country Club. More information will follow.

The servers for this month are Arlene Gavin, Marion Heycock, Sara Howanietz and Gertie Kichilinsky.

Members should bring staples for St. John’s food pantry.

Student photography exhibit planned

More than 50 high school photographers will exhibit at the Linde Corporation Gallery in the industrial park at 118 Armstrong Road, Pittston, from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. The exhibitors are students of the Social Fabric Collective photography classes, 312 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.

Social Fabric Collective is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides professional photography equipment, education, and inspiration to high school students.

Collective Director Jamie Smith said his photography students are from 20 high schools in a one-hour radius of Wyoming.

Open house planned at Coxton dig site

Frances Dorrance Chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology will have an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at its excavation at Coxton Yards, in observance of Archaeology Month in October.

This site is located along the Susquehanna River near Campbell’s Ledge in Duryea and has been being excavated for more than 20 years. The Coxton dig is located down a dirt road. The road is off Coxton Road and runs next to the Lackawanna River for about a mile and then turns due north for about another mile. There will be signs to guide the way.

The open house is free and light refreshments will be served. The event will allow people to experience what is involved in conducting a professionally run excavation. Anyone wishing to try their hand at digging will be shown how. For those who don’t want to dig, there also will be informational displays of artifacts found locally.

St. John Evangelical

Lutheran Church lists upcoming activities

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

Planning meeting will be held after services Sunday, Oct. 7.

Council will meet after service Sunday, Oct. 14.

AMPED is Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Outside of council meetings, all events are open to the public.

Gift cards are available for a variety of locations and in a variety of denominations. See Mary Ann Denman or Alan Drummond after services.

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, visit Facebook, call 570-655-2505 or email

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.

Library plans murder mystery

Pittston Memorial Library’s third annual murder mystery “Totally 80’s Totally Murder,” will be held at the Gramercy, Pittston, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Tickets are $60 per person and include a hors’ d’oeuvres and cocktail hour, three course dinner, and show. For reservations, call 570-654-9565.

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.