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Summer time is a great time to support local organizations, and you can do just that in a few weeks!

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church is having its annual rummage sale from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, and Friday, Aug. 2, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 3. Aug. 3 is bag day! You’ll pay just $2 for everything you can fit in a bag you’ll be provided with. Food also will be available for purchase at the sale.

Go mark your calendars and check out what else is going on around town.

New ordinance

At a recent council session, a new ordinance was passed regarding the responsibility of property owners to keep up maintenance of vacant structures and land.

This includes maintaining a clean, safe, secure and sanitary property free of weeds and other vegetative growth. There shall be no marijuana, chicory, succory or blue daisy grown on properties. All structures also must be free of insects, vermin and rodents

A copy of this entire ordinance is available at the borough building if anyone is interested.

Council news

Residents complained about water runoff in the borough, especially on Center Street and Rock Street. More to come on addressing the problem.

UGI is interested in installing a new gas line, which will delay the paving of Rock Street. More information to come.

Anyone using the fields in Robert Yaple Memorial Park must contact Councilman Steve Goyla at 570-655-4552 or Councilwoman Marie Griglock at 570-655-2626. Proof of insurance and a schedule must be handed in.

Anyone wishing to use Centennial Pavilion should leave a message at the borough building, 570-654-2061.

Bulk collection

Council reminds residents they are allowed two garbage bags for collection each week. If you have bulk items, please contact Maureen Murphy at 570-654-2061. Do not leave bulk items curbside without making prior arrangements.

Bulk item pickup is a free service for Hughestown residents but they must call to make arrangements.

Crime watch

The next Hughestown Crime Watch meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, in the hose company building.

Well wishes

Council wishes happy birthday to Alice and Mary Sarti, July 11.

Council wishes a happy anniversary to Mary Pat and Mike Augello, July 12.

Kayleigh DeMace writes about Hughestown every week for Greater Pittston Progress. To list an item, email kdemace@pittstonprogress.com or call 570-821-2004 by 5 p.m. Monday.