Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope this year, Valentine’s Day is a little more meaningful to each of you.

As we spend the time with the person we love most — the person who we might have gotten a lot closer to since this time last year — it’s an opportunity to be grateful for the people we have in our lives. Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday of love and continued good health and safety!

Fire company food sale

Hughestown Fire Company is holding its annual pizza and homemade clam chowder sale. The sale starts at noon Wednesday, Feb. 17, and will then be held every Friday of Lent. Pickup is from noon to 6 p.m. Trays of pizza are $10 each and come unbaked. Chowder is $10 a pint.

Council news

Council reminds residents to be mindful when shoveling and not to shovel snow onto the road. This creates hazards for motorists.

EMS drive

It is once again that time of year when the Hughestown Hose Company EMS Division reaches out to local residents for their financial support.

With an EMS membership, Hughestown Hose Company’s EMS Division is providing you with a 60% discount for any remaining expenses incurred after insurance billing. This discount should prevent you from paying large, out-of-pocket expenses in the event of a medical emergency. The hose company has worked closely with many of their mutual aid ambulance providers to include them in your subscription drive too.

Please take a minute and complete the donation stub you recently received in the mail and return your membership form and payment to the Hughestown Hose Company no later than March 31 to secure your membership.

Keep your membership receipt for your records, as this identifies you as a subscriber to these emergency medical services. Remember, your EMS membership covers not just you, but also your family and any of your guests in the event of a medical emergency.

Recycling change

Beginning in April, no glass will be accepted with recycling. If there are glass items in the bins, the bin will not be picked up. This change is due to the recycling center no longer accepting glass.

Newspaper and cardboard are collected Monday. Tuesday is glass and plastic collection and Wednesday is ash.

Council reminds residents styrofoam is not allowed with recycling. Instead, it should be included with garbage.

No shredded paper or plastic bags should be included in recycling. Shredded paper should be included with your regular garbage.

There is a 30-pound limit on all bins, including ashes. Boxes for recycling must be broken down and newspapers go in a brown bag or in a bin to be picked up.

All recyclables must be clean and rinsed and jars must be empty.

Condolences

Council sends its condolences to the family of Claire Altieri for their loss.

Kayleigh DeMace writes about Hughestown every week. To list an item, email kdemace@pittstonprogress.com or call 570-821-2004 by 5 p.m. Monday.

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