The Lithuanian Club of Inkerman is having a flea market, come rain or shine, at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 13. The Lithuanian Club is located at 2 Winter St. in Inkerman. The kitchen will be open and selling food, water and soda.
If anyone is interested in becoming a vendor or selling items at this event, they are asked to call the Lithuanian Club at 570-655-3796. The cost is $10 to participate, and any revenue made during the flea market goes back to the vendor.
For information, please call 570-655-3796.
Lions Club Scholarship
Now’s the time of the year for Jenkins Twp. Lions Club’s annual scholarship program. Applications may be obtained from any Lion, picked up at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman, printed from the Jenkins Twp. Facebook page or by calling Tom Ruskey at 570-654-2554.
The club will award $500 to the first place winner, $300 to the second place winner and $200 to the third place winner.
Rules for eligibility are as follows: Applicant must be a Jenkins Twp. resident for a period of one year prior to July 1, 2019, be a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited college or university and must have completed at least one year at that institution. The applicant also must have a cumulative grade point average or GPA of 2.5 or higher and must provide proof of their GPA.
The applicant must complete the application in its entirety and secure a signature of a Jenkins Twp. Lions Club member who will confirm the accuracy and validity of the application. Payment of the award will be made directly to the student. Two alternates also will be selected. Should the winners not attend school for any reason, the award will be refunded and presented to the next alternate.
Deadline for submission is Wednesday, July 31, and selection will be made by lottery.
Applications may be dropped off at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building. For information, call the township at 570-654-3315.
Veterans memorial bingo
Jenkins Twp. Veterans Memorial Committee will host a bingo Sunday, July 14, at the Jenkins Twp. Hose Company, 2 Second St. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with play at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 each. For information, call the municipal building at 570-654-3315.
Pittston Twp. yard waste
Yard waste will be picked up the first and third Tuesday of each month in the areas of Browntown, Cork Lane, Tedrick and Market streets, west of the bypass, Stauffer Heights, Center Street, Laurel Street, Doly Street, Mill Street, Horizon Estates and Stauffer Pointe.
The second and fourth Tuesday of the month, yard waste will be picked up in the areas of Butler Heights and Route 315, Suscon Road, Pocono Ridge Estates, Houston City, Glendale, Route 502 and Quail Hill.
Yard waste must be in open containers or paper bags. The following items cannot be picked up: rocks, concrete, stone, tree stumps, lumber, plastics, plastic bags and ashes. To schedule a collection, contact the municipal building at 570-654-0161 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. the day before.
Jenkins Twp. yard waste
Jenkins Twp.’s red yard waste containers are available for sale for $11 each at the municipal building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman.
Yard waste will be picked up 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 a manageable pickup. For information, call 570-654-3315.
Jenkins trash fee
Jenkins Twp. reminds residents payment of the 2019 Jenkins Twp. stickers for refuse and recycling through County Waste is past due. The names of anyone with unpaid balances will be sent to the Jenkins Twp. Police Department for enforcement.
Anyone who wishes to upgrade their service to the next size may do so by bringing proof of the current sticker for the bin size and a copy of the paid invoice to the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Office, 46½ Main St., in Inkerman.
Bulk stickers also are available for purchase. Residents must purchase a full sheet of six stickers for $30. Major credit cards are accepted.
Residents are advised they no longer have to schedule a pickup with County Waste for bulk items. Just place items out Monday evening or by approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday for bulk items to be picked up. Tires, building materials, automobile parts and electronics are not accepted. Mattresses and box springs must be wrapped in plastic. For information, call 570-654-3315.
Jenkins Twp. lists the following upcoming meetings:
Jenkins Twp. Board of Supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 10. The board of supervisors normally meets the second Wednesday of every month.
Jenkins Twp. Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18. The planning commission normally meets the third Thursday of every month.
All meetings will be held at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman. For information on any of these meetings, please call 570-654-3315.
Jenkins Crime Watch
Jenkins Twp. Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building, 46½ Main St. in Inkerman. The Jenkins Twp. Crime Watch’s meeting schedule has changed and the monthly meetings are now held the first Wednesday of every month.
Residents of both Jenkins Twp. and Pittston Twp. are reminded to clean their recyclables before putting them out to be picked up.
In single-stream recycling, all of the materials collected are separated at the material recovery facility. Because materials come into contact with one another in these streams, it’s more likely liquids and foods will spill onto paper products. This can contaminate paper and force the recycling facility to divert the product to the landfill. Rinsing bottles and cans reduces the likelihood that recycled materials will be sent to the trash.
Pittston Twp. meeting
Pittston Twp. Supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 15, at the municipal building, 421 Broad St., Pittston Twp. Board meetings are normally held the third Monday of every month.
County and township taxes are now in penalty period. If you have not paid your taxes yet, contact Pittston Twp. Tax Collector Rita Timonte at 570-654-8807 or Jenkins Twp. Tax Collector Jean Mudlock at 570-654-9710.
Pittston Twp. Ambulance Association’s 2019 membership drive is underway. Annual membership is $35 per residence. Any resident who did not receive a membership mailing should call 570-654-4717. Memberships also may be obtained between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the business office, 24 Bryden St., Pittston Twp.
Jenkins Twp. Senior Citizen Organization’s next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Jenkins Twp. Hose Company, 2 Second St. The group normally meets the third Tuesday of the month. New members are welcome. For information, contact Jean Mudlock at 570-654-9710.
Happy birthday this week to Bonita Ann Figliomeni, Sue Sovitch, Dave Donnora, Jenn Goas and Jamie Fleming, July 9; Mike DiFeo, Chris Sledzinski, Ashley Acernese and Ryan Charles Patrick Rachilla, July 10; Tara Lynn Wilbur, Joshua Thomas, David Laurence, Rich Minuski and Liz Masserwick, July 11, Michael Ortiz, Lou Scatena, Chris Dalessandro, Lauren Fornataro, Janelle Jesikiewicz and Nina Cusumano, July 12, Ivy Nataloni, Katie Parsnik, Kyle Neely, Leslie Seiberling, Bob Shannon, Brianna Parette, Keith Kolesa and Kevin Bednarzyk, July 13; Munier Snyder, Bree Romanczuk, Justin Freeling, T.J. Melone and Amanda Tufano, July 14; Scot Felkowski, Louis Smith, Timmy Bathurst, Steven Norkaitis, John Walsh, Will Thomas and Kristine Kenney, July 15. Make it one to remember!
Wise words of the week
“Nothing is work unless you’d rather be doing something else.” — George Halas
Nico Rossi writes about Jenkins Twp. and Pittston Twp. every week. To include an item in his column, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-348-9100, ext. 5202 by Monday.