Super Bowl Sunday is here! Even if you aren’t a football fan, it’s hard not to get caught up in the spectacle of perhaps the biggest sporting event of the year. Each year, we watch the game while enjoying various food and snacks — my chicken wing dip is a personal favorite. Some of us are completely invested in every snap. I consider myself to be a part of this group. Others enjoy watching the commercials that have become such an integral part of the experience. Regardless, being able to enjoy a few hours of fun and entertainment with friends and family is always special, this unique year notwithstanding. Remember to keep gatherings small, with just the people you are with regularly.

I’ll be rooting for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Like I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’m a New England Patriots fan, and even though they’ll be staying home this year, I can’t help but root for Tom Brady. He’s my favorite player.

Regardless of who you’re rooting for — and what you’re watching for — I hope you enjoy the game.

Baseball registration

Township Baseball is conducting registration for its upcoming Little League season online at The league offers T-ball free of charge. Coach pitch is $50 to register, and minor and major baseball is $85 for a single child or $125 per family. Details can be found on the website or by visiting Township Baseball on Facebook.

PTAA news

Pittston Twp. Ambulance Association has openings for qualified applicants. For details, visit or call 570-654-4717.

The ambulance association’s annual membership drive is underway. Brochures have been sent to all residents. If you have not received this mailing, please contact the office at 570-654-4717 or email A 2021 membership provides unlimited emergency care and local emergency hospital transports to all residents, as well as any household guests, among other benefits. Membership can be obtained for a donation of $35 per household, and this donation is good for the entire year. For information, please call 570-654-4717 or visit

Jenkins Twp. Vol. Hose Company fund drive

Jenkins Twp. Volunteer Hose Company is conducting its 2021 fund drive. Approximately 70% of the operating budget of the volunteer hose company is supported by donations from local residents and businesses. Making your donation to the hose company is vitally important to its success and ability to help protect citizens and their loved ones 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you haven’t received a mailer, please contact the hose company at 570-655-5045

Garbage update

Pittston Twp. garbage is picked up each Friday. If a holiday occurs on or before a collection day, trash will be picked up the following Saturday. The upcoming Presidents Day holiday will not affect Friday collection.

The next recycling collection is Friday, Feb. 12.

Brandon Jopling writes about Jenkins Twp. and Pittston Twp. every week. To list an item, email or call 570-301-2175 by 5 p.m. Monday.

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