Sept. 12 is known as the National Day of Encouragement. It’s a day that we’re encouraged to offer support to those around us.

Showing someone support and encouragement can have an amazing impact on their lives. Whether it’s encouraging someone to try something new, to go after their dream job or even offering words of praise for a job well done, encouraging words are always welcome.

So give a little encouragement to your friends and family today. Spread the love and help someone you love feel like they can do anything they set their mind to, because having someone in your life who has your back makes all the scary things less scary.

St. Peter’s pasta dinnerSt. Peter’s Lutheran Church is having a take-out pasta dinner on Saturday, Sept. 18.

The dinner costs $10 and includes your choice of either angel hair or ziti. The dinner also includes meatballs, salad and a dinner roll.

To place your order, please call 570-654-1008 and leave a message with your order details. The church is accepting orders until Sunday, Sept. 12.

K-9 fundraisers

Hughestown Police Department is asking for donations from businesses and community members in Hughestown to help offset the cost of the purchase and training program for Jax, the new police K-9.

Here’s how you can support the local police department and Jax: Send checks payable to Hughestown Borough Police Department with “K-9 Jax” in the memo and mail to Hughestown Borough, 42 Center St., Hughestown, PA 18640, or buy shirts or sweatshirts at

Council news

Council thanks all who participated in Bark in the Park, featuring demonstrations with drug detection dogs. Council also congratulates all winners of the baskets at the event.

Council thanks all who attended and helped with the hose company’s barbecue.

Residents are reminded that, when closing their pools at the end of summer, pool water should be drained and aimed onto their property. Pool water is not allowed to be drained into the streets. You can pick up a copy of these guidelines from the WVSA at the borough office.

NAT code enforcement

Any property owners who receive notices from the Neighborhood Action Team are required to contact code enforcement within 24 hours of receiving the notice.

Anyone with a code-deficient property should call code enforcement at 570-654-4188.


Council sends condolences to the family of Michaeline Capone for their loss.

Council also sends condolences to the family of Francis X. Solano for their loss.

Kayleigh DeMace writes about Hughestown. To list an item, email or call 570-821-2004 by 5 p.m. Monday.

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