Father’s Day weekend is finally here! If your dad is like mine, or if you’re a dad yourself, you might have been working overtime on your family’s house these last few weeks. From gardening to painting shutters, dads always find a way to work on or tinker with something at home. Why? To make it the best it can be for his family.

Dads are our superheroes from the day we’re born. We always look up to them and look to them for their expertise in everything from the best lasagna to what light bulb to buy for our new lamp.

As times and things start to get back to normal and Dad starts to wind down from the work he did the past few weeks on your family home, take some time to thank him for everything he does.

Thank you to all the dads out there, including my dad, for always putting us at the front of everything you do. For working hard to make our lives what they are. And for everything you’ll do for us in the future.

Happy Father’s Day!

St. Peter’s news

St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is beginning church services again at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 21. All who attend must wear a mask and follow guidelines posted on social distancing.

St. Peter’s is also hosting a hoagie sale Wednesday, July 29. It will be takeout and pre-order only. Italian hoagies and turkey and cheese hoagies are available. Order through the church’s Facebook page or by calling 570-654-1008. Prices have not yet been decided.

Borough hours

The borough office is still closed to residents. It will reopen when Luzerne County enters the green phase of reopening. If you have any questions, you can contact the borough at 570-654-2061.

Council news

There will be no council meetings until the end of June. More information to come.

Council reminds residents to keep lawns maintained during the summer months. Also, remember that grass clippings cannot weigh more than 30 lbs for collection.

Council asks that anyone who purchases a home in Hughestown to contact the borough office for specifics regarding trash, sewer and recyclables. Thank you in advance.

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.

Council reminds residents 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.

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.

Remember to rinse containers before recycling. 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, email kdemace@pittstonprogress.com or call 570-821-2004 by 5 p.m. Monday.

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