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On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, AMVETS Post 189 will hold Veterans Day services at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909, Main Street. The service will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony. This year marks the centennial commemoration of the end of World War I on Nov. 11, 1918.

Council news

Dupont Council, at its special meeting Oct. 25, voted to increase the 2019 refuse fees by $10. The new senior rate will be $95; family rate, $125, and commercial rate, $160.

Dupont will change to a dual stream collection of recyclables. Commingled plastics and cans will be collected the first and third Wednesdays of each month and paper and cardboard will be collected the second and fourth Wednesdays. There will be no recycling on the fifth Wednesday of the month.

Council is working with the recycling center as to whether glass will be accepted.

In other council news, residents are reminded of the following:

Landlords are reminded to update the tenant listing with the borough by the end of November, prior to the mailing of the 2019 refuse bills.

Permits are needed for all types of work, including driveways, garages, sheds, roofs, electric, plumbing, replacing doors or windows, and all types of home remodeling.

UGI reminder

Residents who have converted to gas or those looking into gas service are reminded UGI offers a variety of rebates and incentives to help customers lower their energy bills through the use of high efficiency equipment. Rebates are available for customers who install qualifying residential and commercial heating and water heating equipment between Jan. 1, 2017 and Sept. 30, 2021. Visit for the current allowances offered by UGI and rebate applications.

Northeast High School,

Class of ’65, reunion meeting

The reunion committee of Northeast High School, Class of 1965, will meet at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Colarusso’s in Avoca.

Christmas decorating

Dupont Lions will start hanging the Christmas lights at 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. All club members and volunteers are asked to meet at Arturo’s on Main Street. For information, contact Lion Tony Draus.

Lions lottery

Dupont Lions Club’s lottery fundraiser to match the Daily Number is now underway. Tickets are on sale at HUB-1. Please support this fundraiser as it funds local projects like the Halloween safety stations, Hometown Hero Banners, Christmas lighting and the annual Easter egg hunt. Tickets are $10 each and the lottery runs for four weeks, from Nov. 25 to Dec. 22.

Polish American Citizens Club meeting

The Polish American Citizens Club of Elm Street, Dupont, will hold its regular monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the club home. PACC active members are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Pesotine cancer benefit

Bust a Move for Bryan, a benefit for Bryan Pesotine, of Duryea, a member of the Pittston Area maintenance staff, will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Germania Hose, 430 Foote Ave., Duryea. Admission is $10. The event will feature food, beverages, live entertainment basket raffles and a 50/50.

All proceeds will assist Bryan in his battle against cancer. For information, call Patti Baumes at 570-947-4218 or Marie Osiechi at 570-862-8371.

VFW meetings

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909 will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the post home. Many items of importance will be discussed and reports given. Commander Mark Roney will preside.

The Home Association meeting will follow. Food and refreshments will be served after both meetings.

VFW Christmas party

The Dupont VFW Post 4909 Home Association will hold its annual Christmas party at the post home Saturday, Dec. 8. Millennium will provide the musical entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. A dinner buffet will be served from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. The bar will be open from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

This party is a sell-out every year so please make reservations early by calling the VFW Post.

Door prizes will be awarded through the evening.

Time change

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 a.m. Remember to “fall back” one hour.

International cuisine

Pittston Area I.C.E. “International Cultural Experience” Club will hold its annual International Food Night at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Pittston Area High School Cafeteria.

Taste cuisine from around the world, including from Greece, India, Poland, Puerto Rico, Italy, Germany, France and the USA.

Cost is $6 for students and $8 for adults.

Children’s produce market

The monthly children’s produce market sponsored by Pittston Area School District will be held from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the middle school on New Street, Pittston. The market is available to all families who have children attending school in the Pittston Area School District. No proof of income is required. Food items must be picked up on the day of the food drive.

Families must register by calling the district school their child is attending, one week prior to the distribution.

Election Day

Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day. Voting will be held at the Dupont Municipal Building for all wards from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Municipal offices will be closed but the Dupont Public Works Department employees will be working.

If you have any issues at the polls, contact the Luzerne County Election Bureau directly at 570-825-1715.

Annmarie Paddock writes about Dupont every week. To include an item in her column, email or call 570-407-0231 by Monday.