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It’s no secret there has been a renaissance on Main Street in Pittston. Painted murals grace the walls of the downtown buildings and modern art fills the once bland street. Now it is time once again for the Second Friday Art Walk and the Pittston Arts Council is doing something new this month. From 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, an array of artists and musicians will take over Main Street to show off their skills and talents.

However, this month is the first time the Pittston Arts Council will host its own art exhibits, displaying personal, original and collected works of art. One of the exhibits will be inside Callahan’s Cafe, 69 S. Main St., and the other will be across the street inside Tuxedo by Sarno, 48 S. Main St.

According to Judy Greenwald, president, the goal is to introduce the arts council to the people of Pittston.

“I hope everyone gets to see it and understands what the arts council is all about,” Greenwald said. “We’ve been talking about it for a while and it just became available this year.”

The art exhibits will open Friday, Aug. 10, and remain there through the Tomato Festival, until Sunday, Aug. 19. For information about the art walk and the exhibit visit


Jenkins Twp. recycling event

Jenkins Twp. is hosting an electronics recycling event from noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, through Friday, Aug. 17, at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman.

This electronics recycling is for Jenkins Twp. residents only, and all residents must pre-register by calling 570-654-3315 or emailing Stickers must also be purchased prior to the event, at $3 per item or $2 per item for senior citizens.

Acceptable items include: desktop and laptop computers, keyboards and mouse, printers, cables and cords, calculators, speakers, radios, audio/visual equipment, DVD players and VCRs, gaming systems, televisions (no projection TVs,) fax machines, stereos, telephones, cell phones and scanners.

All items listed will be accepted during the collection hours Monday through Friday only.

All proceeds from the collection will be donated to the Pittston Memorial Library, the Care & Concern Free Health Clinic and the Greater Pittston Food Pantry.

Also, a friendly warning that no one is allowed to place any items without a proper sticker. Stickers must be purchased prior and all violators will be prosecuted, per Jenkins Twp. Police Department. For information, please call Jenkins Twp. at 570-654-3315.


Lions Club scholarship

The Jenkins Twp. Lions Club will sponsor a scholarship award for this upcoming year. The club will issue a $500, a $300 and a $200 scholarship award to three students.

The deadline for submissions has passed and winners will be chosen by lottery Tuesday, Aug. 7. The winners will be sent an invitation to the next club meeting, where they will receive their awards.

The Lions Club has sponsored this program for 33 consecutive years.


DePrimo golf tournament

The 10th annual 1st. Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial Fund Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Wilkes-Barre Golf Course. Registration is at 7 a.m. and tee-off will be at 8.

The tournament is sponsored by the Luzerne Foundation and the cost to play is $75. This entitles you to 18 holes of golf, dinner and awards to follow. Register at


Pittston Twp. class reunion

Pittston Twp. All-Class Reunion Committee met recently to formulate plans for the reunion, which will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Anthony (Tony) Attardo Municipal Park on Bryden Street, Pittston Twp. The reunion is open to anyone who attended Pittston Twp. schools at any time or anyone who lives in Pittston Twp. The next planning meeting is at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at Perkins Restaurant.

For information, call planning committee members: Connie Toole, 570-655-3681; Ida Lafratte, 570-654-3209; Ruth Ann Dominick, 570-655-1870; Carol Casciani, 570-654-7735; Rose LaBrutto, 570-654-8030; Elizabeth Cosgrove, 570-654-0955; Charles Valenti, 570-655-2162; Frances Marrinetti Price, 570-589-1104; Josephine Nesgota, 570-655-0765, Jean McCracken, 570-693-4655; Frances Musto, 570-655-5076; Anita Panzetta, 570-654-3426; Barbara Granahan, 570-654-6452; Kathleen Sabetta, 570-654-4507 or Joe Sperrazza, 570-654-2081.


Veterans memorial meeting

Jenkins Twp. Veterans Memorial Committee is hosting a meeting at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, to discuss fundraisers to place a veterans memorial in Spadi Park.


Jenkins Twp. announcements

Jenkins Twp. wishes for all residents to know the Department of Public Works employees are working diligently to respond to all of the road repair requests. There are 17 square miles of roads within the township and only three department employees. They appreciate your patience and understanding as they work to make repairs.

The township’s zoning and building department reminds anyone making improvements and additions that they must obtain proper permits. Call the municipal building at 570-654-3315 for information.

The township also reminds all residents who have alarm systems, they will receive a letter notifying them payments are due.

Jenkins yard waste

Yard waste bins are on sale for $11 each. Yard waste will be picked up in Jenkins Twp. every Thursday. Residents are reminded to put yard waste in the appropriate containers.

Containers must have perforations on the bottom, handles on each side and cannot have a lid on top. They may not have rims on the top, wheels on the bottom, or exceed 20 gallons.

The filled yard waste containers cannot weigh more than 30 pounds. If there are branches in the container, they must not be more than 3 feet long, and they must be bundled and tied together for manageable pickup.

If you have any questions or for information, please call the township at 570-654-3315


Jenkins seniors

Jenkins Twp. Senior Citizens Organization usually meets the third Tuesday of each month, with some exceptions. The next meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Jenkins Twp. Hose Company, 2 Second St. New members are always welcome.

For information, please contact Jean Mudlock at 570-654-9710.


Pittston Twp. refuse and

recycling reminders

Pittston Twp.’s refuse permit and garbage bag sale has concluded. Anyone who hasn’t purchased a permit should contact the municipal building at 570-654-0161.

Garbage collection days are Friday of each week for all of Pittston Twp.

Recycling days will continue to be Friday of alternating weeks.

For information, please contact the municipal building at 570-654-0161.


Jenkins Lions broom sale

Jenkins Twp. Lions Club is selling long-handle corn brooms for $10 each.

Brooms can be picked up at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman, Monday through Friday during regular business hours.

For information, please call the municipal building at 570-654-3315.


Pittston Twp. sewer bills

Pittston Twp. Sewer Authority reminds residents the sewer bills can now be paid by calling 877-830-0596.

Residents also are reminded they must obtain a sewer permit before starting to excavate for connection to the new sewer main. Furthermore, the tap-in and connection fee must be paid in full in the amount of $1,432.

Office hours are 11 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. If these hours are an inconvenience, please call 570-655-8747 for an appointment.


Pittston Twp. meeting

The monthly meeting of the Pittston Twp. Board of Supervisors is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at the municipal building, 421 Broad St.

Call the municipal building at 570-654-0161 for information.


Jenkins Twp. meetings

Jenkins Twp. Board of Supervisors meets at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman, at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month.

The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8.

Planning commission meetings are held the third Thursday of every month. Therefore, the next meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the municipal building.


Jenkins Crime Watch

Jenkins Twp. Crime Watch meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the municipal building. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month.


Birthday wishes

Happy birthday this week to: Scott Hewitt, Tom Kivak, Chris Kivak and Rebecca Davis, Aug. 6; Jon Dzydzora, Diana Robinson, C.J. Lyons and Michael Clemente, Aug. 7; Corey Rossi, Aaron Turner and Otello Passeri, Aug. 8; Morgan Maleski, Chelsea Benfante, Tracy Alexander, Cheryl Fazio, Robert Faber and Ashley Harper, Aug. 9; Mark Alexander, Anthony Tallarico, Ariana Gianacopoulos, Jamie Mikolaichik, Danny Walsh and Andrew Gulla, Aug. 10; Ryan Daugherty, Lauren Lezza, Yoannel Pozo, Avalon Puchalik and Joseph D’Amico, Aug. 11; Jason Mills and Mindy Nestorick, Aug. 12.

Make it a great one!


Wise Words of the Week

“Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.” — Samuel Smiles


Nico Rossi writes about Jenkins Twp. and Pittston Twp. every week. To include an item in his column, e-mail or call 570-821-2048 by Monday.