To all the moms out there, I want to wish you all a very Happy Mother’s Day. You’ve all worked so hard over the course of our lives to give us the life we have today. This is something that’s easy to forget, but Mother’s Day gives us an opportunity to remember and show our thanks.

To my mom, thank you for the years of support and encouragement. For being a role model for me and helping me grow into the person I am today. And most of all, for your unconditional love.

Have a great Mother’s Day, moms!

St. Peter’s dinner

St. Peter’s is having a take-out only roast beef dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 15. Meals cost $12 each and include roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, coleslaw and a dinner roll.

Orders will be taken until Sunday, May 9, by calling the church at 570-654-1008. Please leave a message and someone will return your call to confirm your order.

Council news

With the help of those performing community service, Hughestown Police cleaned up litter throughout the town.

Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 10, in the borough building. Masks must be worn and all in attendance must follow CDC distancing guidelines.

Friday, June 11, Hughestown residents can place appliances curbside to be picked up. To participate, call the borough office at 570-654-2061 between May 31 and June 7, and give your address. Place your appliance out the night before pickup. Make sure to remove all Freon from refrigerators and air conditioners.

If you’re interested in renting the Centennial Pavilion, contact the borough office for information at 570-654-2061.

Community yard sale

Hughestown Park and Recreation Committee will once again hold a community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 5.

This event is free to the community. With plenty of space available at the pavilion, anyone who wants to set up a table in this highly visible area will be spaced apart and masks must be worn. You can also participate by hosting a table in your yard or garage.

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at the pavilion and you can stop in to pick up a list of all the homes in the borough that will be participating.

If you are interested in getting your home listed on the map, please call Mary Golya at 570-655-4552 or Samantha Purdy at 570-466-1948.

Pool water regulations

Property owners should be mindful of proper pool water discharge guidelines. Pool water is not allowed to be aimed at streets or roadways, where it will ultimately end up in streams and rivers. Water from swimming pools and hot tubs often contains high levels of chlorine, which is harmful to fish and aquatic life. Instead of directing pool or hot tub water onto roadways, release it onto grass areas of your property. These guidelines are from the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority. Booklets with additional information are available at the borough building.

Paper shredding

Paper shredding will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 5, at the borough building. The event is free for Hughestown residents and is a great opportunity to safely get rid of old financial papers.

This event is for paper only. Do not bring magazines, binders, books, cardboard or plastic. Items brought for shredding must be in a box or bin, not in plastic bags.

Waste collection

Newspaper, magazines and cardboard are collected Monday and should be put out in paper bags, not plastic bags. Tuesday is cans, and plastic collection and Wednesday is yard waste in an open container. Branches must be bundled and no larger than 3 feet long and 3 inches in diameter. No logs will be accepted.

Trash, styrofoam and glass are not allowed with recycling. They should be included with garbage. If you put these items out with recycling, it will not be picked up. No shredded paper or plastic bags should be included. Shredded paper should go in the trash.

There is a 30-pound limit on all bins.

Boxes for recycling must be broken down and newspapers go in a brown bag or in a bin. Recyclables must be clean and rinsed and must be empty and free of leftover food.

Place items out the night before pickup. J.P. Mascaro’s pickup day for regular garbage is Monday. Households are allowed two bags per collection. One bulk sticker per month is allowed. Stickers are available at the borough office from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Mattresses must be encased in plastic.


Council sends its condolences to the family of Samuel Granteed for their loss.

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

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