The Phoenix Performing Arts Center players want you to be their guest when they present “Beauty and the Beast” at the theater, 409 Main St. The show dates and times are 7 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 17 and 24, and Saturdays, Sept. 18 and 25, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 19 and 26.

Tickets are $10; $5 for children 5 and younger. Tickets must be purchased in advance. To purchase tickets, please call the box office at 570-991-1817 and make a reservation by leaving your name, phone number, the number of guests in your party, the show date you plan to attend and if handicap seating is needed. Callbacks are not necessary. Next, pay for your tickets via Venmo at Phoenixpac, Cashapp — $LenoreLaChette or PayPal at phoenixpac08@gmail.com. If using PayPal, please submit payment through friends and family. If you cannot, please add $1 to every ticket purchase to cover the fees. Also, please make the theater aware if your name is different than on your payment option to match up payment with reservation. Checks made payable to Phoenix PAC or cash payments also can be placed through the mail slot at the theater.

For the safety of the theater staff and the children, all guests will have their temperature checked at the entrance of the theater on the show date and will need to wear a mask regardless of their vaccination status. Hand sanitizer will be placed throughout the theater and the theater will be sanitized between each show.

Thanks from St. Mary’s

I received the following note from the Rev. Carmen Bolock, pastor of St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church, addressed to all of you: “On behalf of the parish family of St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church, Duryea, I wish to thank everyone who came to our yard sale the past two Saturdays. We hope you made some money or found a bargain. If you liked our yard sale, which we will have again in April, you will love our Mass. Come worship with us, Sundays at 9 a.m., daily at 8 a.m.”

Collections schedule

Duryea Street Department collection schedule for the week of Sept. 12 is garbage, Monday, Sept. 13, and Tuesday, Sept. 14; plastic and glass recycling, Wednesday, Sept. 15; cardboard and paper recycling, Thursday, Sept. 16, and yard waste, Friday, Sept. 17. For information, call the street department at 570-655-1299.

Brick U.M. Church chicken dinner

Brick United Methodist Church will host a drive-thru chicken dinner from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the church, 935 Foote Ave. The meal includes chicken, baked beans, potato salad, roll and dessert. Tickets are $12. Please contact Debbie Parente at 570-878-8020 by Monday, Sept. 20, to reserve tickets.

Germania wine fest

Germania Hose Company will host its fifth annual wine fest from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, on the hose company grounds, 430 Foote Ave.

The public is invited to stop by to sample local wineries, breweries, craft vendors, food trucks and live entertainment.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Designated drivers will be admitted for $5. All those attending must be 21 or older. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any hose company member.

VFW trunk or treat

Duryea Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1227 will host a trunk or treat from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the post home, 492 Stephenson St.

The event will include a variety of trunks for the children to explore. There will be prizes for best costumes and trunks, children’s games, concessions and a special raffle.

Anyone who wants to attend the event or host a trunk may contact Tanya at 570-550-5661 or t.accordino2@gmail.com.

CEO food distribution

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

Tax reminder

Martin Hanczyc, Duryea Borough tax collector, announces the Pittston Area School District tax payment is due. Residents may pay their taxes from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at the municipal building, 315 Main St.

Residents also can mail or hand-deliver their taxes to 79 Main St., Duryea, PA 18642. Anyone who needs a receipt should enclose the complete bill and a self-addressed, stamped envelope with their payment.

Please call Hanczyc at 570-457-2482 with any questions.

Holy day

We want to wish our friends of the Jewish faith a blessed Yom Kippur which will begin at sundown Wednesday, Sept. 15, and end at sundown Thursday, Sept. 16.

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

Thanks for reading, and have a great day!

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

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