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I love when dates line up like this: March 3, 3-3. There’s something about the number three, too. Some people would say it’s lucky.

Third time’s a charm. Three’s company. There are a lot of sayings that involve the number three, and I always think of my mom when I hear them.

She’s always said three is her lucky number, and I think it’s awesome to have a lucky number. Having something fun to pull from in any life situation is amazing motivation.

Don’t believe me? Try it one of these days. Settle on your lucky number and live by it. It’ll help with things like decision making and you’ll be surprised by how much practical time it’ll save you. Still don’t believe me? Just as my mom — it works.

Now, check out what’s going on in Hughestown:

Council meetings

The next Hughestown Council work session will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7.

The next regular meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, with Mayor Wayne Quick presiding.

Meetings will be held at the borough building.

Borough clean up

A cleanup along roadways will again be done throughout the borough. More information to come for residents looking to get involved in this spring cleaning effort.

Garbage collection

Council asks residents to please cooperate with the garbage fee, which is the same price as last year. Council will go through names and make sure everyone is sent a bill for garbage collection.

The borough has service from Mascaro & Sons, including one free bulk item collected each month under the annual fee.

Collection of recyclables and garbage is Monday.

Collection of ashes or yard waste is made Wednesday.

Mattresses and box springs must be placed in plastic.

If you have any questions, call Maureen Murphy, borough operations manager, at 570-654-2061.

Paper shredding

Council will hold a paper shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 8. This is free to all Hughestown residents and offers a great opportunity to safely discard of personal papers.

Crime Watch news

The next Crime Watch meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March, in the hose company building. A K-9 dog will be this month’s special guest! New members are welcome to attend.

Sympathy wishes

Council sends sympathy to Pittston Mayor Michael Lombardo and his family on the passing of Dr. Michael Lombardo.

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