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A fall and holiday craft show will be held at the West Wyoming Hose Company No. 1, located at 926 Shoemaker Ave., West Wyoming, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11.

There will be approximately 40 vendors available, vendor gifts will be raffled and Boyer’s catering will have food available during the event.

A Toys for Tots collection also will take place.

There is a $2 donation for the hose company at the door. Children are free.

For information, email

Wyoming Area Catholic School news

The Wyoming Area Catholic Builders Club is sponsoring a New York City Bus trip on Saturday, Dec. 16. Cost of the trip is $35 per person. The bus will leave the Midway Shopping Center in Wyoming at 7 a.m. and will depart New York City at 7 p.m.

 Those going on the bus trip are free to do whatever they may wish while in the city: see a show or visit the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park or the Christmas tree at Rockerfeller Center, go ice skating or shop.

Reservations and payment must be paid in full by Friday, Dec. 1. Checks should be made out to Wyoming Area Catholic School. There will be no refunds.

For a reservation form, please call the school at 570-654-7982 during school hours, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

As we approach the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday season, the Little Sisters of the Poor are again asking for help from the Wyoming Area Catholic School community. The Little Sisters of the Poor offer hospitality to the needy aged in 33 countries around the world. Holy Family Residence in Scranton is a home for the elderly poor, where, in collaboration with lay staff, volunteers, family and friends, the sisters strive to provide a home for their guests in an atmosphere of respect, dignity and love. They presently have residents in the skilled nursing units and independent living apartments for low income seniors that they care for 24 hours a day seven days a week. 

Among the items that are most needed are: Kleenex, lotions, body wash, denture cleaners, toothpaste, toothbrushes and mouthwash. Any type of canned fruit, vegetables, soups, unsweetened cereals, coffee and peanut butter. 

The sisters will accept postage stamps and any monetary donations as well as gift cards in varied amounts to local merchants such as Price Chopper, CVS, etc.

All donations should be left at Wyoming Area Catholic no later than Monday, Nov. 20. The presentation of items will be made to the Sisters at the school’s Thanksgiving liturgy Wednesday, Nov. 22. 

November happenings at WAC include:

 Monday, Nov. 13 — Last Cougar Cash Order before Thanksgiving.

 Tuesday, Nov. 14 — Gertrude Hawk Christmas candy delivery tentative date.

 Wednesday, Nov. 15 — Parent Teacher Guild meeting, 6:30 p.m.

 Monday, Nov. 20 — Little Sisters of the Poor donations due.

Wednesday, Nov. 22 — Mass at 9 a.m. The Rev. Don Williams will be the celebrant. Sixth graders will be the presenters. Dismissal is at 11 a.m. There is no after school care.

 Thursday, Nov. 23, through Monday, Nov. 27 — School closed for Thanksgiving holiday.

Wyoming Hose Company

No. 2 fund drive

Members of the Wyoming Hose Company No. 2 remind residents and businesses in the community that the 2018 annual fund drive has begun. This is the time you can donate to help the volunteers help you. By now you have received a donation form. Please fill it out and return it via mail.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Exeter recycling

Exeter Borough now has 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.

LEGO Club at the library

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.

West Wyoming leaf pickup

West Wyoming will collect leaves Wednesday, Nov. 15, and Wednesday, Dec. 13, 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 scheduled collection Thursday Nov. 16 and Thursday, Dec. 14.

West Wyoming recycling

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

Cans, paper, plastic and

cardboard can be commingled together and deposited in any of the recycling containers that are 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. These containers are only for recycable items.

Wyoming Monument

Veterans ham dinner

Wyoming Monument War Veterans Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 396, 43 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, is having a ham dinner from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19.

Dinner includes, ham, scalloped potatoes, vegetable, tossed salad, bread and butter and a dessert.

Cost per dinner is $10. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the club or at the door. The dinner is eat in or take out. All are welcome.

Eileen Cipriani writes about Exeter, Wyoming and West Wyoming every week for Greater Pittston Progress. To include a community news item in her column, contact her at or 570-301-2185.