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The chefs of Nativity of Our Lord Parish’s Men’s Society are polishing off their spatulas and firing up their fryers once again for their Super Bowl wings and pizza sale!

The annual sale, which will include wings prepared with the parish’s summer picnic sauce, and homemade pizza, will take place Sunday, Feb. 3.

The menu includes homemade red pizza, baked or unbaked, for $14 per tray. Pepperoni is available for an additional $1 per tray. The wings are $9 per dozen and are available in mild, hot or honey garlic style. Blue cheese and celery is $1 per pack. There also is a special available of two dozen wings and one tray of pizza for $29 or $30 with pepperoni.

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 are also available at All orders must be pre-placed by Thursday, Jan. 24.

Orders can be picked up from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 3 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. Make checks payable to the Nativity of Our Lord Men’s Society.

Blessing of homes

The Rev. Carmen Bolock, pastor of St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church, is available to bless homes during January. Anyone who would like their home blessed for the new year, may call Father Bolock at 570-457-2291 to make an appointment. Please note Father Bolock is not available on Thursday evenings.

SAL meeting

Duryea Sons of the American Legion Squadron 585 will have its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Brennan Regan post home, 329 Main St. Beginning with this meeting, the SALs will meet on the third Sunday of the month. All members are asked to attend.

Nativity piggie dinner

Nativity of Our Lord Parish’s Men’s Society is sponsoring its second annual homemade takeout piggie dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 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. Order forms are also available at

Please note there are a limited number of dinners available. All orders must be pre-placed by Sunday, Jan. 20.

Christmas tree collection

Duryea Borough Street Department will collect Christmas trees Friday, Jan. 25. Residents should place trees curbside by 7 a.m. to ensure pickup.

Little League registration

Online registration for The Greater Pittston Area Little League, which includes Avoca, Dupont, Duryea and Pittston City, is now available through the Greater Pittston Area Little League Facebook page and T-ball registration is free; coach pitch is $45 and minors and majors is $75. The family maximum is $110. There will not be any ticket raffle this year.

Little League

Night at the Races

Greater Pittston Area Little League will have a Night at the Races on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the former Seton Catholic High School, 37 William St., Pittston. Doors open at 6 p.m. and races begin at 7. Admission is $5 at the door and includes food, soda and water. This is a BYOB event. Everyone must be 21 or older to attend.

Trash stickers

Residents can purchase 2019 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 50 percent of the fee no later than Jan. 31, and the remaining 50 percent no later than July 31. Proof of age is required.

Residents must have the 2019 sticker displayed in their window to have their garbage collected.

VFW news

Duryea Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1227’s winter pitch league will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the post home, 492 Stephenson St.

The VFW has social membership applications available for 2019. The post hosts many great events throughout the year for members to enjoy, such as live entertainment, fundraising dinners and several different types of league play, including horseshoes, pitch and darts, to name a few. They also sponsor various community activities for children, including Halloween and Christmas parties, and provide support for our veterans and the brave men and women serving our country today.

For information, call 570-457-9946 or stop by the post home. You also can visit Duryea VFW 1227 on Facebook and send a message.

Phoenix fundraising cabaret

Phoenix Performing Arts Center will present “Let’s Go to the Movies,” a cabaret show, from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Queen of the Apostles Parish Hall, 742 Spring St., Avoca.

The show will include vocal, dance and instrumental performances, along with acted scenes from various movies. Several acts are booked but people of all ages are welcome to participate in the show. There is no auditions or participation fee, but performers do have to buy a ticket to the event.

Tickets, which are $20, include a full course meal and beverages. The buffet style dinner includes salad, chicken, beef, pasta, potato, vegetable and dessert. This is a BYOB event for guests 21 and over.

To purchase tickets, please call or text message Lee LaChette at 570-991-1817, by Thursday, Jan. 31. To register to perform in the show, contact LaChette by Saturday, Jan. 26. Performers must provide a back track or music they plan on performing. All music must come from the movie soundtrack.

All proceeds will benefit the Phoenix Performing Arts Center’s scholarship fund for children.

Germania breakfast

Germania Hose Company will have its annual all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 17, at the hose company, 430 Foote Ave. The menu includes sausage, ham, home fries, eggs, pancakes, rolls, deserts, coffee and juice.

Tickets, which are $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger, can be purchased at the door or from any member.

Police tip line

Duryea Police Department has established a tip line. This line allows individuals to anonymously provide the Duryea Police Department with information about a crime, criminal activity, drug activity or information related to open investigations. Callers are asked to leave as much detailed information as possible, such as locations, dates, descriptions of person or vehicle and type of activity you are reporting.

To make a report, call 1-833-373-8477 or 1-833-DPD-TIPS.

Duryea at Dusk

Save the date! Duryea at Dusk will have its third annual festival and 5K run Saturday, June 1. Please check the Duryea at Dusk Facebook page for details as they become available.

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery will meet from 5:45 to 7 p.m. weekly on Mondays at Nativity of Our Lord Parish Hall, (formerly Sacred Heart Hall), 529 Stephenson St.

SMART Recovery’s 4-point Program, based on cognitive behavioral therapy, supports anyone seeking change.

Al-Anon meetings

Al-Anon meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Brick United Methodist Church, 935 Foote Ave.

This is an anonymous 12-step program of recovery for families and friends of addicts and alcoholics.

That’s about it for this week, my friends. Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Jackie Borthwick-Galvin writes about Duryea every week for Greater Pittston Progress. To list a news item in her column, email her at or call 570-301-2171 by 5 p.m. Monday.