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If you enjoy the classic taste of perfectly prepared piggies created from time-honored recipes and wings and pizza that you can only find at a parish picnic, you are in luck! Nativity of Our Lord Parish’s Men’s Society is having not one, but two takeout dinners that will surely tantalize your taste buds.

First up is a homemade takeout piggie dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Sacred Heart Hall, 529 Stephenson St. The meal includes homemade piggies, mashed potatoes from scratch, green beans, a roll and 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.

To place an order, please call the rectory at 570-457-3502 by Sunday, Jan. 21.

Next is the Men’s Society’s Super Bowl wings and pizza sale from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at Sacred Heart Hall. The pizza is homemade and the wings are prepared using the same recipe the parish uses for its annual summer picnic.

The menu includes homemade red pizza for $14 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 is also a special available of two dozen wings and one tray of pizza for $29.

To place an order, please call the rectory from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by Wednesday, Jan. 24.

Delivery is available for both meals to locations in and around Duryea. When placing an order, please include a delivery address if choosing this option. On Super Bowl Sunday, orders can be delivered between 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. and 4:30 to 5 p.m.

Checks can be payable to the Nativity of Our Lord Men’s Society.

Polish Falcons news

Polish Falcons, Nest 128, is seeking bartenders for all shifts. Please see the bar manager at the post, 631 Main St., to fill out an application.

Phoenix performance

Join in some cultural fun and support the local arts at the Phoenix Performing Arts Center’s upcoming presentation of “Disenchanted!”

Presentations of this musical comedy, which tells the story of 10 fairy princesses and their not so happily ever after stories, will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at the theater, 409 Main St. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online at Reservations can be made by calling 570-457-3589.

Please note, this show has some adult humor and language. Parental discretion is advised.

Christmas tree collection

Duryea Borough Street Department will collect Christmas trees Friday, Jan. 26. Residents should place trees curbside by 7 a.m. to ensure pickup.

Garbage stickers

Residents can purchase 2018 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.

Although there are no longer evening hours at the municipal building, residents can receive their garbage sticker by mail by sending the payment and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the municipal building.

The cost is as follows: one bag per week, $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.

The 2018 sticker must be displayed in the window to have garbage collected.

Story hour

Duryea’s My Little Library will hold its monthly story hour at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at its new location, the Phoenix Performing Arts Center, 411 Main St.

The February “celebrity” readers will be the students of the center. Come and meet our local performers as they read and entertain the little story hour guests. The story hour is open to all children who have up to an eighth-grade reading level.

My Little Library is in front of the municipal building and Community Park, Stephenson Street. It is a “take a book, give a book” program for children.

St. Mary’s Masses

St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church will observe the Presentation of Our Lord and the Feast of St. Blaise during the 9:30 a.m. Holy Mass on Sunday, Feb. 4, at the church, 200 Stephenson St. The Mass will begin with the blessing of the candles used in church for Mass and votive lights. The public is encouraged to bring their candles which they use for prayer and on their dining room table. The Blessing of Throats will take place at the end of Mass.

St. Mary’s breakfast

St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church will host a pre-Lenten breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at the church, 200 Stephenson St. The menu includes eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, roll with butter, juice and a beverage. Takeouts will be available too.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 years old and younger. There will be limited tickets at the door. For advance tickets, please call 570-457-2291.

VFW pitch league

The Duryea Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1227 will host its winter pitch league beginning Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the post, 492 Stephenson St. The league, which will play weekly at 7:15 p.m. every Tuesday until May 1, will be capped off with a playoff party.

Anyone who is interested should attend the meeting at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the post. Rules, fees, schedules and teams will be discussed at this time.

Germania breakfast

Germania Hose Company will have its annual all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 18, at the hose company, 430 Foote Ave. The menu includes sausage, ham, home fries, eggs, pancakes, rolls, 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.

Baseball/softball registration

Online registration for the 2018 spring Duryea Little League season is currently available at the league website, The final online registration date is Monday, Feb. 19.

As of Jan. 1, the USA Baseball Bat Standard is in effect. For information and a complete list of approved bats, visit

Softball registration for the spring Little League season is available at All girls ages 7-14 within the boundaries of the Pittston Area School District are eligible to play. The divisions are minors, majors and juniors. A senior division for girls ages 14-16 is tentative. The number of teams depends on the number of players registered.

The cost is $100 per child with a $150 maximum per family. This fee also includes one ticket per family to a future Pittston Twp. purse bingo fundraiser.

The registration deadline is Thursday, March 1.

For information, call 570-212-2347.

Crime Watch meeting

Duryea Crime Watch will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the municipal building, 315 Main St. Public is encouraged to attend.

SAL pasta dinner

Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 585, will host a pasta and meatball dinner from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Brennan Regan post home, 329 Main St. The cost is $8 and includes pasta, meatballs, homemade sauce by chef KC Przywara, salad, bread and butter. Takeouts are available. Delivery available in Duryea. To purchase advance tickets, please stop by the post home.

Recovery meetings

SMART Recovery’s Bi-Weekly Support Group meets from 5:45 to 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month at Nativity of Our Lord Parish Hall, (formerly Sacred Heart Hall), 529 Stephenson St. Duryea.

SMART Recovery’s 4-Point Program helps people recover from all types of substance use disorders or any unwanted behaviors. These include alcohol/drugs, prescription drugs, nicotine, co-dependency, compulsive overeating or any behavior change.

For more information, visit or

Al-Anon meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Brick United Methodist Church, 935 Foote Ave. This is an anonymous 12-step program of recovery for families and friends of addicts and alcoholics. There are no dues or fees. Meetings last approximately one hour. The public is invited.

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. To list a news item, email her at or call 570-301-2171 by 5 p.m. Monday.