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Jenkins Twp./Yatesville Crime Watch run/walk is Saturday, May 5 Assisting with the benefit event, first row is Wendy Sartin. Second row, from left, are Lou Campenni, Denise Roxby, Joe Casale, Joseph Sperrazza, Brandyn Cole, Cindy Romanski, Mike Bantell, Patrice Bantell, JoElle Dougherty and Jean Mudlock.

Jenkins Twp. and Yatesville Borough Crime Watch groups are hosting their inaugural 4-mile run. Scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, May 5, the race will begin and end at the Pittston Area High School, 5 Stout St., Yatesville. There also is a 1-mile walk option at the high school.

The registration fee is $20. The registration fee is non-refundable. A short sleeve T-shirt will be included for the first 50 registrants. Race day registration is $25 and will be accepted before the race, from 8 to 8:45 a.m.

The race will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 11.

Awards will be given to the overall male and female winners, as well as to the top three males and the top three females in the following divisions: 9 and younger, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70-plus.

Checks can be made payable to Jenkins Twp./Yatesville Borough Crime Watch. Proceeds from the race will be used to help rebuild the honor roll memorial on East Saylor Avenue, Jenkins Twp.

For information, please contact Wendy at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building at 570-654-3315 or email

Jenkins Seniors

The Jenkins Twp. Senior Citizens Organization usually schedules its meetings for the third Tuesday of each month, with some exceptions. This month is one of those exceptions. The meeting has been changed to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, because of Election Day. The group will meet at the Jenkins Twp. Hose Company, 2 Second St.

Congratulations are in order as this meeting will mark the 40th anniversary of the organization. A dinner will be held that night to mark the special occasion.

New members are always welcome.

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

Pittston Twp. refuse

permit and bag sale

Pittston Twp.’s 2018 refuse permit and garbage bag sale will begin Wednesday, May 2, and will continue until Friday, May 4, at the Pittston Twp. Municipal Building.

Permit and bags will be good for the fiscal year June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019.

The township office will be open for permit and bag purchases from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, and Thursday, May 3, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 4.

Township residents are reminded the maximum number of bags a household may receive during the fiscal year is 208 bags, a maximum of four refuse bags per week.

Garbage pickup days will continue to be 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 Twp. Lions Club broom sale

The Jenkins Twp. Lions Club is selling long-handle corn brooms for $10 each. The corn 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 570-654-3315.

Pittston Twp. Little League designer purse bingo

Pittston Twp. Little League and Softball League will host a designer purse bingo Sunday, April 29, at Swoyersville Hose Company, 299 Slocum St. Games begin at 1 p.m.; doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Tickets cost $25 in advance, and $30 at the door, and include admission for one to the event and 20 rounds of regular bingo.

There also will be special bingo games, raffle baskets, and a 50/50 drawing. Refreshments and food will be available for purchase.

To purchase tickets, contact Joe Marranca at 570-840-6446, Debbie Marranca at 570-885-4412, Jeanna Mihalka at 570-237-0521 or Katie Noone at 570-899-8916.

Pittston Twp. sewer bills

Pittston Twp. Sewer Authority reminds residents the sewer authority 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 this is an inconvenience, please call the sewer authority at 570-655-8747 for an appointment.

Pittston Twp. H.S. reunion

Pittston Twp. All-Class Reunion Committee recently met to formulate plans for the reunion, to be held at the pavilion at Tony Attardo Park on Bryden Street, Pittston Twp., on Saturday, Sept. 1. The next planning meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Savo’s Pizza.

The reunion is open to anyone who attended Pittston Twp. schools or who lives in the township. Meetings are open to anyone interested in planning the reunion.

For information, call Joe Sperrazza at 570-654-2081.

Jenkins Twp. Crime Watch

The next Jenkins Twp. Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the municipal building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman. All members are encouraged to attend and new members are welcome.

For information, contact Chairman Joe Sperrazza at 570-654-3315.

Tax reminder

County and municipal tax bills were issued Feb. 12.

During the face period, which began April 12, Jenkins Twp. Tax Collector Jean Mudlock will be collecting taxes at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman, from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday.

Pittston Twp. Tax Collector Rita Timonte will have office hours from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays at her home office, 12 E. Oak St., Pittston Twp.

For information, please contact Jenkins Twp. Tax Collector Jean Mudlock at 570-654-9710 or Pittston Twp. Tax Collector Rita Timonte at 570-654-8807.

Anyone who has not received a tax bill, please contact your tax collector.

Pittston Twp. meeting

The monthly meeting of the Pittston Twp. Board of Supervisors is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the municipal building, 421 Broad St.

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

Jenkins refuse reminder

The 2018 Jenkins Twp. refuse bills are now past due and a $10 late fee has been added. If payment is not made by May 31, all delinquent accounts will be sent a citation.

Please call the municipal building at 570-654-3315 for information.

Jenkins Twp. meetings

The Jenkins Twp. Board of Supervisors will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the municipal building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman.

Monthly planning commission meetings are held the third Thursday of every month. Therefore, the planning commission’s next meeting is Thursday, May 24. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the municipal building.

Birthday wishes

Happy birthday this week to: Courtney Hahn, Kristen Lacomis, Sarah Raub-Tomulaitis, Philip Andujar and Pete Federici, April 30; Amanda Vieira, Lisa Morreale, Joseph Sabatelli, Ryan Breslin, Brittany Sudul, Grace Holland, Amy DeOrio and Jake Borer, May 1; Maudeen Harnen, Anthony Frallicciardi, Eric Boylan, Megan Giordano and Robert Grady, May 2; Chris Gammon, Larry Ofcharsky, Merritt Schifano, Chris Serrone, Chris Champi, Craig Champi and Caroline Palantino, May 3; Sean Sweeney, May 4; Katrina Klimek, Brendan Stinson and Angela Dunn, May 5; Joe Zelonis, Mari Bidwell and Jade Janowski, May 6.

I hope it’s a great one!

Wise Words of the Week

“Forgiveness is the final form of love.”— Reinhold Niebuhr

Nico Rossi writes about Jenkins Twp. and Pittston Twp. every week. To include an item in his column, email or call 570-430-1800 or 570-821-2002 by Monday.