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There are times when I don’t see my parents for days at a time. We just operate on completely different schedules. When we do interact during the week, we’re always in work mode. Talking about the stresses of the day, preparing for the next day, and so on.

One time that we always had and continue to have is Saturday mornings. When I was younger, my father dubbed Saturday “Bacon Day.” It was a day he didn’t have to put on a shirt and tie and go to work. And he celebrated by making us all bacon and eggs. I usually wake up to the smell of cooking bacon and a fresh pot of coffee (I’m more of a tea drinker. I can’t stand the taste of coffee but boy do I love that smell!)

One recent Saturday morning I walked downstairs and my parents were done eating. They were sitting reading the paper. We exchanged greetings and mother told me they made pancakes. I was absolutely over the moon. I said I loved pancakes. My mother responded by looking up from the paper and saying. “Oh. We ate them all.”

I slept in too late and I missed them.

Don’t miss your opportunity for pancakes. Trinity Church, 220 Montgomery Ave., West Pittston, is hosting a pancake, egg and sausage supper. Dessert included. Eat in or take out from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children under age 10. Call 570-654-3261 for tickets. Tickets also will be available at door, while supplies last.

Go have a delicious meal and please remember to leave enough for everybody.

Here’s what else is happening around town this week:

Corpus Christi news

Corpus Christi Parish will hold a Twilight Bingo on Saturday, March 30, at Immaculate Conception Church hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo starts at 7. This parish fundraiser will feature 14 free games and six specials. This is a BYOB event featuring a variety of foods and desserts for purchase. Try your luck at winning an Amazon Echo, three-tier air/fryer oven, 10-inch Amazon Fire tablet, a 55-inch Smart TV or a cash prize of $150, $200, $500, $750, or $1,000. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets will be available in February and are first come, first serve. To reserve tickets in advance, call the rectory at 570 -654-2753.

All students in grade seven through 12 and their friends are invited to a board game night from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 10, in Immaculate Conception Church hall. Pizza, snacks and drinks will be provided. Call JuelAnn Klepadlo at 570-430-1470 or email

All boys and girls from elementary through high school are invited to take part in the youth group’s annual production of the Living Stations. Practices are held at 7 p.m. the following Sundays, March 17, 24, April 7 and 14. Mandatory dress rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, followed by a treat at Blue Ribbon. This is a great opportunity for confirmation students to earn service hours. If your son or daughter is interested in participating, contact JuelAnn Klepadlo.

Communal baptism will be held immediately following the 10:30 a.m. liturgy Sunday, Feb. 24, in Immaculate Conception Church. Members of the baptism ministry will be on hand to welcome the families and present gifts for the children from the Holy Name Society and St. Clare Sewing Ministry. Call the rectory to make arrangements to have your child baptized.

Save the date! Sunday, May 19, Corpus Christi Parish will host a car corral on the grounds of Holy Redeemer Church. The event will feature food trucks, vendors and cars. For information, please contact Carmen or Deb Altavilla at 570-574-4360 or

Trinity Episcopal Church news

Trinity Episcopal Church, 220 Montgomery Ave., has noon prayer every Wednesday.

First U.M. Church news

First United Methodist Church, 408 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston, will hold a pizza sale Friday, Feb. 15. Pizzas can be ordered baked or unbaked. A regular tray of pizza, with or without onions, is $11. Walk-ins are welcome. To order pizza or for information, call the church at 570-655-1083.

 Library news

West Pittston Library announces the following upcoming activities:

Maker Monday — Feb. 18, Presidents Day Perler Party

Those small, plastic, colorful beads with a hollow center are the guests of honor at this Maker Monday party! Arrange them in a pattern to create your own design, using the provided pegboards and Miss Summer will fuse the beads together with an iron so you can take your project home!

Tea Cup Succulents/ Movie Night — 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. The last plant class was so much fun that the library’s doing it again. This time, plant your roots in a sweet tea cup or coffee mug. Feel free to bring your own, but your $10 registration covers all materials. You also can enjoy a snack and watch the evening’s movie “Ghost Town,” with Ricky Gervais.

Registration fees are non-refundable. Please call the library at 570-654-9847, or stop by to sign up for programs.

Open Craft Night — 6 to 7:45 p.m. Monday, March 25. Bring any craft project to work on and chat with other crafters. Sewing machine, grid journal supplies, scrap booking, and other limited supplies available. Class is free but supplies limited.

Parks and recreation news

West Pittston Parks, Recreation and Beautification Board holds monthly meetings at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month in the borough building. New members are welcome.


Recycling containers at the Public Works Building on Delaware Avenue are open to the public from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

Curbside collection of recyclables is the first and third Thursday of each month.

The Public Works Department asks that residents place their recyclables in front of their homes Wednesday evening prior to collection Thursday morning.

See you around town.

John Bubul writes about West Pittston every week for Greater Pittston Progress. To include an item in his column, email or call 570-301-2187 by Monday.