Did you know Monday, Aug. 10, is National Lazy Day? I don’t know about you, but I love the sound of that.

I think the word “lazy” has a little too much of a negative connotation to it. In fact, I think being lazy has its benefits. Our brains need a break every now and then, and taking the time to do nothing is such a great form of self-care.

Doing nothing for just one day a week gives us time to recharge. From workout rest days to TV show binge watching sessions, we need those moments of laziness. What better way to celebrate than on a lazy Monday afternoon?

So indulge yourself. Take some time on Monday to do nothing. Sit in the silence of it and enjoy that you took some time for yourself — even just an hour. You can always get back at it after one more episode of that show or chapter of that book.

Hometown Heroes

Hughestown Borough is now accepting applications for Hometown Heroes banners to honor past or present veterans.

You can pick up your application for a hero to be featured on a banner at the borough building during normal business hours.

Office hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Council news

Hughestown Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10. Masks must be worn and social distancing must be adhered to.

Council is happy to announce the Rock Street road work project and paving has been completed. Thanks to the workers who completed the project and those in charge.

Council reminds residents to maintain their properties. Unkempt properties will be cited.

Council reminds residents to put out recycling and garbage the night before the pickup day.

Trash and recycling collection

All questions regarding trash collection are to be directed to the borough building at 570-654-2061.

Mondays, newspaper and cardboard are collected; Tuesday is glass and plastic, and Wednesday is yard waste. Branches must be bundled and be no more than 3 inches in diameter and 3 feet in length. No logs are to be put out for collection. There is a 30-pound limit on all bins. Mattresses must be wrapped in plastic for bulk pickup.

Residents are reminded to break down boxes for recycling. No boxes will be picked up that are not broken down. 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. If recyclables aren’t rinsed, it can contaminate the entire batch, resulting in it being added to the landfill.

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

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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