Pittston Area High School is looking for donations to ensure the Class of 2021 can have its end of the year picnic. There’s still uncertainty due to the pandemic, but the school is hoping to be able to have the party and is doing its best to keep the graduating class in good spirits and good health. There is a link on the Pittston Area Class of 2021 Facebook page to donate.

The senior class parents also are offering an opportunity to adopt a member of the class. Colleen Drager has set up an Adopt a Pittston Area Senior 2021 Facebook page to honor the Class of 2021 and to help make up for everything they are missing out on during their senior year because of COVID-19.

If you have a senior who you’d like someone to adopt, you can share a photo and some information about them, a brief description, activities they’re involved in, and future plans. If someone wants to adopt them, there will be a comment on the post.

You can post your Pittston Area senior on the page or you can visit the page to adopt a member of the class.

Any gifts or baskets for the seniors are asked to be ready before gradation.

Library news

Pittston Memorial Library is holding an online auction Saturday, March 13, called “Luck of the Library.”

The library is looking for sponsorships from businesses and individuals. A variety of items, large and small, are needed from local and national businesses to make the auction a success. Contributions will be tax-deductible, and a promotion featuring the sponsor will be made at the auction, on the library website and on social media. There is a form on the library’s Facebook page and website that can be completed and mailed by Monday, Feb. 15. Send checks to Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. Pittston, PA 18640. For information, call Patricia Joyce, executive director, at 570-654-9565.


Youth programs are starting back up at the Greater Pittston YMCA. There are virtual sports and cool programs being offered, including “It’s A Bug’s Life for You” for kids 3 to 5 years. A kit can be picked up Monday, Feb. 15, so your child can enjoy the program from home. Registration is open for members with a $20 fee and non-members for a $40 fee. Some programs have a $5 activity fee when signing up.

The Youth Basketball Clinic also is underway. There is a member fee of $5 and non-member fee of $35. For information, please call 570-970-5039, or visit the Y’s website.

Foodie February

Downtown Pittston Partnership urges everyone to support the city’s downtown restaurants and eat local for Foodie February. For every $100 purchased at any of the following restaurants, customers will receive a free $20 gift card for a participating restaurant of their choice. Dine in, delivery and takeout all count. Receipts totalling $100 must be readable and itemized with the date of purchase, name of business and the total amount for orders through Sunday, Feb. 28. Submit your receipts by Friday, March 5, through the online form at www.downtownpittston.com.

Participating restaurants are: Arcaro’s The Next Generation, Napoli’s Pizza, Callahan’s Café and Coffee House, The Knights of Columbus, Vince’s Pizza Express, Fuji Pittston, Lizza’s Mezzo Mezzo, Rikasa on Main, Majestic Lunch, Vito’s Bistro, Tomato Bar & Bistro, The Red Mill, Gramercy Ballroom and Restaurant, China III Pittston and Golden Star Pittston.

Katie Kelly writes about Pittston every week. To list an item, email kkelly@pittstonprogress.com or call 570-821-2002 by 5 p.m. Monday.

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