Sunday, Dec. 13, is National Cocoa Day. With the first official day of winter just days away, it’s the perfect time of year to celebrate this warm, delicious drink.

There’s nothing like a cup of cocoa at night when it’s cold outside. With creative ways to flavor your hot beverage, a cup of hot chocolate is the perfect way to end a cold winter night. Topped with whipped cream, marshmallows and even some sprinkles, it brings out the inner child in all of us. And who could argue against the fact that we could all benefit from that right now?

When you’re staying home with your family as we continue to fight through the pandemic, try sitting down together over a cup of hot cocoa. Trying something new like this might be just what you need to start the winter off on a warm and fuzzy note.

St. Peter’s roll sale

The women of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church are once again selling nut and poppy seed rolls for the holidays. Cost is $10 per roll. Order by calling Linda at 570-388-2751 by Sunday, Dec. 13. Pickup is from 10 a.m. to noon and 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21.

Council news

Council thanks all who participated in the Toys for Tots campaign.

Council reminds residents to properly remove snow from their properties and to not throw it onto the road.

Stop signs and street signs are being replaced. If you notice any missing street signs, please call 570-654-2061. Also, residents should make sure their house has a number on it for emergency purposes.

Trash bills for 2021 will be sent out in January or February. Updates to come.

A building permit is necessary for any work done on your home.

A Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority drop-off box is located to the left of the borough building. No stamp is needed and the bill payment will be picked up daily.

Trash and recycling collection

Mondays, newspaper and cardboard are collected; Tuesday is glass and plastic, and Wednesday is ash.

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

All mattresses must be encased in plastic for pickup.

Call 570-654-2061 for details.

Sympathies

Council sends sympathy to the family of John Morreale 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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