As we enter the coldest months of the year, our local veterans are banding together to bring warmth and support to their fellow vets who have fallen on hard times — and they are asking us to help, too.
Duryea Sons of the American Legion Brennan Regan Post 585 is collecting new or gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves and blankets at the post home, 329 Main St. Items can be dropped off during normal operating hours, noon to midnight, until Friday, Jan. 17.
The items will be included in the collection by the Black Diamond American Legion Post 395, Kingston; AMVETS Post 22, Hanover, and the Edwardsville Warrior Tree Project to benefit homeless veterans from Luzerne and Lackawanna counties.
Holy Rosary news
Holy Rosary School celebrated the true meaning of Christmas by participating in several types of activities.
Throughout Advent, all of the students participated in weekly prayer services. And to make this time of hope even more joyous, the seventh-grade class created advent calendars for their first-grade buddies.
At the beginning of December, the kindergarten through third-grade students celebrated the feast of St. Nicholas. Following a centuries-old tradition, the students left their shoes out for St. Nicholas to fill with treats. And of course, St. Nicholas did not disappoint the children!
To close out the festivities, the eighth-grade class portrayed the nativity story as part of the school’s annual Christmas concert.
The CEO food drive is held the second Monday of each month at Sacred Heart Hall, 527 Stephenson St. Anyone in need of food may call Lois Hanczyc at 570-457-2482 for an application.
Residents can purchase 2020 garbage stickers at the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St., from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Residents also can receive their garbage sticker by mail by sending the payment and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the municipal building.
One bag per week is $100; two bags per week, $155; three bags per week, $195; and four bags per week, $235.
New stickers must be purchased by Jan. 31.
Residents 65 and older have the option to pay half of the fee no later than Jan. 31, and the remaining half no later than July 31. Proof of age is required.
Residents must have the 2020 sticker displayed in their window to have their garbage collected. The number of bags placed curbside for collection must match the sticker in the window. Extra bags will not be collected.
Duryea Street Department collection schedule for the week of Jan. 12 is as follows: garbage, Monday, Jan. 13, and Tuesday, Jan. 14. There is no recycling this week.
The street department also will have Christmas tree collections on Fridays, Jan. 17, and Jan. 31.
Trees should not have any decorations left on them and they should not be placed in plastic bags.
Nativity piggie dinner
Nativity of Our Lord Parish’s Men’s Society is sponsoring its annual homemade takeout piggie dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Sacred Heart Hall, 529 Stephenson St.
The meal includes homemade piggies, mashed potatoes from scratch, green beans, a roll and a piece of cake.
The cost is $10 for a meal with two piggies and $12 for a three-piggie meal. Extra orders of 12 ounces of mashed potatoes are $2.50 each.
Orders can be delivered to locations in and around Duryea. When placing an order, please include a delivery address if choosing this option. Checks can be made payable to the Nativity of Our Lord Men’s Society.
To place an order, please call the rectory at 570-457-3502 between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Order forms also are available at www.nativityduryea.org.
Please note there are a limited number of dinners available. All orders must be pre-placed by Sunday, Jan. 19.
‘Clue’ at Phoenix
Phoenix Performing Arts Center will present “Clue” at 8 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 24 and 31, and Saturdays, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at the center, 409 Main St.
Tickets are $10. Please call 570-457-3589 for advance tickets or to make reservations for handicap seating. Tickets also will be available at the door at each performance.
Nativity wing sale
Nativity of Our Lord Parish’s Men’s Society is sponsoring its annual Super Bowl wings and pizza sale Sunday, Feb. 2. The pizza is homemade, and the wings are prepared using the same recipe the parish uses for its annual summer picnic.
The menu includes red pizza, baked or unbaked, for $14 per tray. Pepperoni is available for an additional $1 per tray. The wings are $10 per dozen and are available in mild, hot or honey garlic style. Blue cheese and celery are $1 per pack. There also is a combo available of two dozen wings and one tray of pizza for $31, $32 with pepperoni.
Orders can be picked up from 3 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 2, at Sacred Heart Hall, 529 Stephenson St. Orders can be delivered between 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. and 4:30 to 5 p.m. to locations in and around Duryea. When placing an order, please include a delivery address if choosing this option. Checks can be made payable to the Nativity of Our Lord Men’s Society.
To place an order, please call the rectory at 570-457-3502 between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Order forms also are available at www.nativityduryea.org. All orders must be pre-placed by Wednesday, Jan. 22.
Al-Anon meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Brick United Methodist Church, 935 Foote Ave. This group is an anonymous 12-step program of recovery for families and friends of addicts and alcoholics.
Happy birthday to Theresa Ryzner, who will celebrate her special day Jan. 13.
Happy birthday to Mayor Keith Moss, who will celebrate his special day Jan. 17.
Happy birthday to Mark Hoover, who will celebrate his special day Jan. 18.
That’s about it for this week, my friends. If you would like to send a birthday, anniversary or get well wish or have your organization’s upcoming meetings, events or fundraisers listed in next week’s edition of the Duryea community news, please contact me by Monday at 5 p.m.
Thanks for reading, and have a great week!
Jackie Borthwick-Galvin writes about Duryea every week. To list an item, email email@example.com or call 570-301-2171 by 5 p.m. Monday.