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Holy Rosary School was recently chosen by Weiss Market in Duryea to be a recipient of a monetary donation from the store’s Back To School event. From left, are Aiden Firestone, Gabe Snyder, Lori Buzin, Weis Markets, and Melissa Skutack, principal of Holy Rosary School. In back, are Cassidy Quinn and Jack Quinn.

Happy New Year, my friends! I hope you have a great holiday and enjoy watching lots of football with family and friends. The Penn State and Notre Dame games are on television at the same time, so we’ll be burning up our remote control flipping between the two games at our house.

While life is a little quiet this weekend in town, the American Legion has something good cooking next weekend you’ll want to check out.

Duryea American Legion kitchen will have a shrimp and chicken scampi dinner from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, at the Brennan Regan Posts 585, 329 Main St.

The menu includes a choice of chicken or shrimp scampi over linguine, salad, bread and butter. The chicken scampi meal is $10 and the shrimp meal is $12. There also is a combo of chicken and shrimp for $12. The children’s chicken nugget, fries and snack meal is $5.

All meals must be pre-ordered. To order, please call Peter at 570-362-4170 or Nicole at 570-604-2452 by Friday, Jan. 7.

Delivery is available in Duryea and surrounding towns.

Holiday church servicesNativity of Our Lord Parish will have Mass for the Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, a holy day of obligation, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, at the church.

St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church will have the following special Masses at the church, 200 Stephenson St.: Circumcision of Our Lord, Holy Mass, 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, followed by social in the rectory, and Solemnity of the Holy Name of Jesus, Holy Mass, 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 2.

Collections schedule

Duryea Street Department collection schedule for the week of Jan. 2 is: garbage, Monday, Jan. 3, and Tuesday, Jan. 4; plastic and glass recycling, Wednesday, Jan. 5; cardboard and paper recycling, Thursday, Jan. 6.

For information, call the street department at 570-655-1299.

Food distribution

Duryea Borough’s CEO food drive takes place the second Monday of each month at Germania Hose Company, 430 Foote Ave. Set up is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Food distribution is from 2 to 3 p.m.

Volunteers are always welcome.

That’s about it for this week, my friends.

If you would like to send a birthday, anniversary or get-well wish or have your organization’s upcoming meetings, events or fundraisers listed in next week’s edition of the Duryea community news, please contact me.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Jackie Borthwick-Galvin writes about Duryea. To list an item, email jborthwickgalvin@pittstonprogress.com or call 570-301-2171 by 5 p.m. Monday.

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