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Getting this far into the year always has me thinking: what can I still get done before a new year and new resolutions come around to be made? Honestly, I can’t quite remember what my resolution was this year — but this isn’t about that. It’s about living life to its fullest before another year has come and gone.

I do have plans for 2020. I want to visit places I haven’t yet been to. I want to finish writing my book. Maybe start another one. Who knows? Because we aren’t there yet. So right now, we focus on what we can still do this year.

It’s been a fast calendar year for me. A lot has changed and happened, but that’s just exactly what life is about. So we embrace it and we appreciate how we grow from it.

In the short term, Monday, Oct. 14, is National Dessert Day, so I plan to celebrate that by trying a new dessert recipe (I’m undecided on whether it will be a “healthy” treat or not) and sharing it with some friends.

These are the days life is all about, folks.

Council news

Pittston Area taxes have been mailed. Residents can pay their bill from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the rebate period. After the rebate period, they can be paid only on Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m.

Holiday and craft fair

The Hughestown Park and Recreation Committee is planning its annual Holiday Gift and Craft Fair. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Pittston Area Primary Center, located at 210 Rock St. in Hughestown.

A variety of vendors will be on hand with many new and exciting gifts for your holiday gift giving.

Anyone wishing to participate in the event can contact Mary Golya at 570-655-4552.

Well wishes

Council wishes a happy birthday to Marlene Gariglia, who celebrated Oct. 7, and to Mayor Wayne Quick on Oct. 12 and Carl Sarti on Oct. 18.

Kayleigh DeMace writes about Hughestown. To list a news item, email or call 570-821-2004 by 5 p.m. Monday.