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Pittston Memorial Library kicked off a sustainable fund campaign in February with the goal of raising $40,000 a year for the next three years. The first pledge to the campaign was from Kuharchik Construction, represented by Robert Bresnahan. At the check presentation, from left, are Libby Aneskewich, Patricia Joyce, Lois Ostrowski, Robert Bresnahan and Howard Grossman.

The YMCA has started a virtual exercise schedule that has been posted on its Facebook page. The schedule is Monday to Sunday and includes four different areas of exercise, including Zumba, ripped or core strength, total body conditioning, and kickboxing/step or power walking. The workouts will be posted at 5 p.m. on their designated days on the YMCA’s Facebook page.

The Y also is continuing to post daily tip sheets, with four tips, including meal ideas, exercises and family activities to help keep the fun going and the stress levels to a minimum.

The YMCA also has started the Shirts for Scholarship Support. The red T-shirts are City of Pittston themed with the Y’s logo and a tomato on the front. The proceeds will help to provide additional financial assistance for family and youth memberships when the YMCA re-opens. The shirts will be delivered upon order. The link is on the YMCA Facebook page. Shirts cost $15.

There will be another Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 6. Registration is required. Register using the link on the Facebook page.

Sapphire Salon Survival Kits

Sapphire is offering a Hair Color Survival Kit, Hair Style Survival Kit, Stress Relieving Kit, Skin Care Survival Kit, and a Powder Nail or Acrylic Manicure Removal Kit.

Each kit comes with various products to help survive, fix and correct things that have happened to your hair and nails during the quarantine.

The orders will be shipped to your door.

Please call 570-602-7700 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and talk to a stylist to find out what’s right for you.

Merle Norman Cosmetics online tips

Merle Norman Cosmetics has been posting some tips and tricks on how to look good during your online meetings. Their Facebook page is loaded with simple three-step makeup tips and products to use during the quarantine.

If you have any questions or concerns, call 570-655-6528 or email

Pittston Area news

Pittston Area Intermediate Center’s fourth grade teachers are asking their class members to each paint a rock to place in a rock garden to mark their time at the Intermediate school. In a Facebook post, the teachers noted that, when it was safe, the classes will get together and select a day to add all of the rocks together in the garden. Participation in this project is optional.

The Pittston Area High School Dance Team made a TikTok to share its Patriot Pride. It showcases each of the team catching a clothing item thrown to them and doing a dance move or a pose.

Little League online album

Greater Pittston Area Little League was set to open on April 25, but due to coronavirus, opening day has been postponed.

The Facebook page for the GPA Little League has asked that the page be filled with positivity and hope and that everyone posts pictures of some favorite moments from past seasons.

Business updates

The Downtown Pittston Partnership Facebook page has been posting up-to-date information on all closures in the city. These are the latest restaurant updates.

The following restaurants are temporarily closed: Angelo’s Philadelphia Subs, Callahan’s, China III, DeMuro’s Pizza, The Gramercy, Knights of Columbus, The Red Mill, Rikasa, Tomato Bar and Bistro, and Vince’s Pizza.

Rikasa will be open this week to accept orders for Mother’s Day. Call to order from noon to 6 p.m. through Thursday, May 7, for curbside pickup from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, and 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 10.

Fuji reopened as of April 28 for pickup and takeout only. Masks must be worn to enter the building.

Vito’s Bistro reopened May 1.

Arcaro’s The Next Generation is offering delivery and curbside pickup.

Curry Donuts is open for pickup and drive-thru.

Donut Connection is open for pickup and drive-thru.

Dunkin is open for pickup and curbside.

Lizza’s Mezzo Mezzo is open for curbside drop and go and delivery.

The Majestic is open for pickup only.

Napoli’s Pizza has reopened for pickup and delivery.

Sabatelle’s Market is open for walk-ins and delivery.

Morgan’s Butcher Shop is open for curbside pickup.

Outside of downtown, Pittston Diner announced it is open for curbside pickup and takeout.

Katie Kelly writes about Pittston every week. To list an item, email or call 570-821-2002 by 5 p.m. Monday.