Even though the weather has been a little inconsistent, it seems pretty clear that spring is trying to take hold and fully push out the chilly winter. Being able to comfortably work and play outside is such a blessing, in my opinion. After all, everything seems better when the sun shines and helps to lift your spirits.
Jenkins Twp and Yatesville Borough Crime Watch will be taking advantage of this spring weather as they host their annual 4-Mile Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 13, at Pittston Area High School.
If you have not registered early, you can still head to the event where they will accept same-day registrations for $30.
Good luck to all participants who are supporting this local organization!
Happy Mother’s Day
I’d like to take a moment to wish everyone who is celebrating a very happy Mother’s Day this Sunday.
PTAA monthly report
Pittston Twp. Ambulance Association has published its monthly EMS report for April. EMS services responded to 99 calls over the course of the month while vehicles traveled more than 1,800 miles. A full report can be found on the PTAA Facebook page.
Jenkins Twp. yard waste collection
Jenkins Twp. announced that its yard waste pickup has begun and will continue on each Tuesday.
Pittston Twp. Fire Department picnic
Pittston Twp. Fire Department will once again host its “old school” fireman’s picnic from Thursday, June 29, to Sunday, July 2, at 79 Bryden St. in Pittston Twp.
The event will feature live music, homemade food, games, rides and more.
The department is looking for donations toward beer kegs. Keg sponsorships can be obtained by calling 570-654-2503.
Jenkins Twp. tax reminder
Jenkins Twp. Tax Collector Virginia Linskey has announced that May supplemental county municipal and school taxes have been mailed. County municipal taxes will be collected at their face value amount through June 13, and school takes will remain in the discount period through June 30. If you have not received your bill, please contact the tax collector as soon as possible by phone at 570-655-3538.
The tax collector announced there will be no office hours through May 28. After that, the tax office at the municipal building will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, with special hours also available by appointment. A secure drop box for payment is available at 12 Para Drive in Inkerman.
Payment must be made by check or money order; no cash will be accepted. If a receipt copy is desired, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your payment. Please contact Virginia Linskey at 570-655-3538 or 570-407-3058 with any questions.
Yatesville Bocce seasonBocce season is set to being in Yatesville on Wednesday, May 17. Bocce is played on the courts in the park. Keep your eye here for updates during the league’s season.
Yatesville park reopens
Yatesville Borough announced its renovations at the park and playground have been completed.
The park is now open to guests.
The park is open daily and closes each day at dusk.
Brandon Jopling writes about Jenkins Twp., Pittston Twp. and Yatesville every week. To list an item, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-301-2175 by 5 p.m. Monday.