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The Luzerne County Historical Society will present its Haunted History program at the Swetland Homestead in Wyoming and the Denison House in Forty Fort from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28. Travel through centuries of superstitions, folklore and mourning customs at these two historic homes. Feel a shiver down your spine and learn about how Halloween traditions and symbols evolved.

Combination tickets for both houses is $15 for members and $20 for non-members; $10 for children 5 to 17 years. Tickets for one house are $8 for members and $12 for non-members, children 5-17 years are $5.

To reserve tickets, call 570-823-6244, ext. 3 or email

Wyoming Area Catholic School news

Wyoming Area Catholic School and the Pittston Area Leo Club have joined efforts to fight blindness.

Here is how you can help. Donate your used prescription glasses at the collection container for used glasses that has been placed at Wyoming Area Catholic School lobby. Acceptable eyewear includes prescription glasses or sunglasses. Please do not leave any eyeglass cases.

Since 1917, Lions and Leo Clubs have been improving eye care to millions worldwide. Sight programs remain one of the Lions Club’s most defining causes.

The Parent Teacher Guild of Wyoming Area Catholic School in Exeter will sponsor a designer purse bingo Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Swoyersville Hose Company, 299 Slocum St., Swoyersville.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 that day. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. First games begin at 1 p.m.

Tickets include 20 regular games. Additional games and specials will be available at the event. There will be door prizes, basket raffles, 50/50 and refreshments for sale.

All proceeds benefit the students of Wyoming Area Catholic School.

The Builders Club of Wyoming Area Catholic School, supported by the local Kiwanis International, is having a Krispy Kreme Doughnut sale. The purpose of this fundraiser is to raise money for activities involving their school and community.

Products being sold are: Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnuts, $7.50; Krispy Kreme special order, half dozens, $6. Special orders available in chocolate iced, lemon filled, raspberry filled and cream filled; fundraising certificates, $7.50; 12 oz. bags of Krispy Kreme coffee, $9.

Orders must be in the school office no later than Monday, Oct. 23. Order forms are available at the school office, 1690 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school and junior high students. Builders Club is a student-led community service organization that operates under school regulations and draws its members from the student body.

Exeter Proud meet and greet

All Exeter Borough residents, business owners and property owners are invited to attend an Exeter Proud meet and greet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Exeter Borough Building at 1101 Wyoming Ave.

This community meeting will provide an opportunity to meet neighbors and friends who share an interest in working together for the health, safety, stainability and unity of the town’s future.

Feel free to bring friends along. For information or to RSVP, please contact Exeter Proud at by calling 570-392-6332 or visit the Exeter Proud Facebook page.

Exeter recycling

Exeter Borough is now doing single stream recycling. Recycling will still be collected Mondays. All recyclable items can now be placed in the same container and can be placed out weekly.

A flyer is in the white rural mailbox in front of the borough building with a list of what can and cannot be put out. Everything on the calendar is still recyclable, with the exception of shredded paper. The borough will no longer pick up shredded paper. Also, items are on the new list that weren’t picked up before.

Yard waste will still be collected Thursdays.

Regular garbage is still collected Wednesdays.

Please do not use the yellow recycling bins for garbage.

Place your bags in regular garbage cans. It is a three-bag limit no matter what size the bag is, as long as it is less than 30 pounds. Do not place several small bags in your garbage can. Condense them into a larger bag.

Placing the garbage in a refuse can reduces the likelihood of an animal opening it. If animals do open your garbage, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to clean it up.

Refuse, recyclables and yard waste are to be placed curbside the night before pick up or by 6 a.m. the morning of collection.

For information, call Lynda at 570-654-3001, ext. 2 or Karen at 570-654-0933.

. Wyoming Free Library news

Wyoming Free Library announced the following upcoming activities:

A representative from the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank will be at the Wyoming Free Library from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 23, to register Luzerne County residents 60 years old and older in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), made available by the United States Department of Agriculture.  

The CSFP provides a box of non-perishable food once a month to qualified individuals. This program does not affect SNAP benefits or any other assistance program.

Those receiving food must meet income qualifications. Monthly gross income of applicants with a household size of one cannot exceed $1,307 or $15,678 per year.  The monthly gross income of applicants with a household size of two cannot exceed $1,760 or $21,112 per year.  

Applicants must bring proof of household income and a current ID with age and current address.

The LEGO Club will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. The  program is free and suitable for children of all ages. Registration is required. Please call the library to reserve a spot.

Wyoming sign ordinance

Wyoming Borough issued the following ordinance reminder:

The following types of signs shall not to be permitted in any zoning district: any sign located in or extending into a public right-of-way, including sidewalk areas, with the exception of official street signs or traffic control signs.

Freestanding or projecting signs over any type of public right-of-way, including sidewalk areas also are prohibited.

Electronics recycling

There will be an electronic recycling event from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Luzerne County Soccer Fields hosted by the West Side COG. Preregister cost is $25 per car. West Wyoming residents are reminded they must preregister at the borough building, 464 W. Eighth St.

West Wyoming has 30 car tags available. Only one TV or computer monitor will be accepted per tag. Damaged TVs or monitors will not be accepted. All other electronics authorized by Luzerne County recycling will be accepted.

Accepted items include: cameras, cell phones, copiers, DVD players, fax machines, hard drives, laptops, microwaves, notebooks, PCs, printers, radios, scanners, shredders, stereos, UPS, VCRs, gaming systems (Nintendo, Xbox, Wii, Gameboy) and other electronics. For information, West Wyoming residents may contact the town hall at 570-693-1311.

West Wyoming yard waste

West Wyoming will collect yard waste Thursday, Nov. 1, for residents living in the Atherton Park section, up to but not including Eighth Street.

Residences on Eighth Street up to the Exeter line will have their collection Thursday, Oct. 26. Thereafter, yard waste will be picked up on alternating Thursdays.

Residents are reminded to place yard waste out the night before the collection in open containers and to bundle and tie any bushes, hedges or small trees in three-foot lengths. Yard waste containers should not exceed 30 pounds. No plastic, stones or dirt allowed.

West Wyoming recycling

West Wyoming Borough has made a change in the recycling program and the borough is now using single stream recycling.

With single stream recycling, cans, paper, plastic and cardboard can be commingled together and deposited in any of the recycling containers located behind the fire department.

Glass recycling needs to be separated and deposited in the designated glass recycling container.

Residents are reminded to please not throw garbage in the recycling containers.

Eileen Cipriani writes about Exeter, Wyoming and West Wyoming every week. To include an item in her column, contact her at or 570-301-2185.