Those who know me know I’m a sucker for a good walk. Daily after dinner. Twice a day on weekends most times. We have such a beautiful little town to explore. Whether you want to grab an ice cream, go to the park, or do a few laps around the cemetery, there is truly something for everyone. If you enjoy a good walk as much as I do, save the date for this can’t miss event. From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 24, the West Pittston Historical Society is partnering with the West Pittston Library to host a West Pittston History Walk. The walk features discussion of the architecture and history of the homes and other significant structures along the path of the walk. This walk will cover the lower end of Susquehanna Avenue from the old armory to the Fort Jenkins Bridge. Anyone interested should meet at Susquehanna and Atlantic avenues.
Here’s what else is happening around town:
Corpus Christi news
Corpus Christi Parish is seeing an increase in attendance at some of its weekend liturgies. While the church does not require reservations to attend Mass, there are ushers who will seat you. Masks are required. Additional space is available in the choir loft and in the church hall, where a screen is set up for you to take part in the Mass. At the end of Mass, you will be directed by the ushers where to receive communion. You also can remain in your car for any of the weekend liturgies and listen to them through your car radio. Once Mass is over, you will be directed where to receive communion.
Corpus Christi has a dedicated group of volunteer ushers and sanitizers who have been attending every Mass, funeral and baptism to seat people and afterward sanitize the church. The church could use some additional help. To help, please contact Jerry Yakobitis at 570- 592-8260 or Jim Zardecki at 610-207-9004.
Volunteers also are needed to assist people in attendance at baptisms or funerals who are not familiar with the church. Contact Funeral Ministry Coordinators Barbara Frankovich at 570-655-2365 or Rosalie Bugelholl at 570-654-1356, or Baptismal Ministry Coordinator Maryann Matysczak at 570-693-1216.
Valley Alliance Church
Valley Alliance Church conducts Sunday worship from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Junior church occurs concurrently with Sunday service. Nursery also is available during services. Prayer and Bible study are held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. This mid-week service is a time to come together in worship, prayer and Bible study. Instruction is intended to help build and strengthen families.
Cherry Blossom meetingWest Pittston Cherry Blossom Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at the Corpus Christi school building on Luzerne Avenue in West Pittston. All committee members must attend. If you are totally vaccinated, you do not have to wear a mask. Masks must be worn by those who are not vaccinated. Social distancing is required. New committee members are welcome.
West Pittston Library will offer the following activities:
STEM at Home 102 — 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 8. This month, the group will be flying high and challenging air. Make a helicopter whirl and see if you can conquer the huff and puff challenge. You’ll need an empty water bottle. Register for class to receive the rest of the materials.
Craft Night: Rope Wrapped Rainbow — 6 p.m. Thursday, June 10. Jump on a hot, Pinterest-worthy trend with a wrapped rope rainbow to hang.
Take and Make: Friendship Bracelets — 6 p.m. Thursday, June 17. Feed that nostalgia feeling and create a fun bracelet or anklet to get in the summer mood.
Craft Night: Driftwood Rainbow Hearts — 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24. Combine wood, felt and a bit of thread to create a wall hanging with a vintage, summer camp vibe that will earn a place of pride on your front porch.
Parks and recreation meetings
West Pittston Parks and Recreation Board is currently conducting its board meetings virtually via Zoom until further notice. Any member of the public who is interested in participating in the meetings will be able to join through the link that will be posted on the borough website at www.westpittstonborough.com. Meetings of the West Pittston Parks and Recreation Board will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 4 and Dec. 1.
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