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Now that the nice weather is here to stay, it’s time for the garden village to start living up to its name. Gardeners, its time to start flaunting your stuff. If you want your garden to flourish during those lazy hazy days of summer now is the time to get the ball rolling.

As I walk through town, one of my very favorite things to do is to witness the progression of the gardens. From the dead of winter to the early days of the garden, to the glory days of summer, it’s always a delight to see the fruits of all of the labor of friends and neighbors who care so much about the community.

Maybe you’ve always wanted to garden but you don’t have the space. The West Pittston Community Garden is back and better than ever with nine brand new gardening plots ready to go for gardeners to take care of this season. Stop by the garden at 225 Race St. for information.

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

Trinity Episcopal Church news

Trinity Episcopal Church its starting up its giant community yard sales once again.

The first sale will be held at the church from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5.

Spots are $10 per space. Call 570-654-3261 to reserve a spot.

Corpus Christi  Parish news

Corpus Christi Parish will celebrate the Sacrament of First Eucharist at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, in Immaculate Conception Church.

The church will host Adult Education Bible Study

“The Passion and Resurrection Narratives of Jesus” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Immaculate Conception Church. The program began May 3. The sessions will run 75 to 90 minutes. This is a perfect time to learn more about the Lord’s Passion and Resurrection. The cost of this study will be paid for by the Holy Name Society and a few generous donors. To sign up for the program or to find out more information, please contact Deacon Jim Meizanis at 570-239-2783 or or Donna Valenti at 570-885-5432 or Don’t miss out join the fun and learn more about your faith though the scriptures. Not to mention, there will snacks.

The annual Mass and brunch honoring the parish’s high school graduates will take place at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 6. Following the Mass, the students their family and friends are invited the church hall for brunch. Volunteers who are able to help with the brunch are asked to meet in the Immaculate Conception kitchen at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, to set up and begin cooking.

Corpus Christi Parish will hold its annual car show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 27, on the grounds of Holy Redeemer Church. Rain date is Monday, May 28.

Food trucks, car corral and give-a-ways will be featured. Music will be featured all day. Antiques, classics, customs, street rods, low riders and motorcycles are welcome. Pre-registration is $10 prior to May 27 or $15 on the day of event. For information, contact Mike Flynn at 570-760-5704 or Carmen or Deb Altavilla at 570-574-4360 or

If you are spring cleaning or downsizing and have household items which are no longer of use to you, don’t discard them, save them for the parish’s flea market. Items may be dropped off at Immaculate Conception School from 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday and from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturdays. Remember, your junk is someone else’s treasure. Clothing, stuffed animals or exercise equipment will not be accepted.

First United Methodist Church news

West Pittston First United Methodist Church holds Sunday worship each week at 10 a.m.

Children and youth Sunday school is at 10:15 a.m.

Library news

West Pittston Library list the following upcoming events:

Make your own glass terrarium — 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 7. Learn how to transform an empty glass jar into a living display. Just in time for a Mother’s Day gift!

Birds, Bugs, Butterflies and More — 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22. Penn State Master Gardner Roberta Troy invites you to learn a little bit about birds, bugs and butterflies through a story narrated by her cats, Toby and Tabby! All ages are welcome, but the presentation is most appropriate for ages 5 to 10. Registration for this free event must be done in advance and can be done in person or by calling 570-654-9847. The library does not take registrations through Facebook.

Playtime with American Girl — 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15. You and your doll are invited to an evening celebration of girl-time fun! Pack up your doll, dress her in her coolest outfit and don’t forget her favorite accessories and playtime props! Enjoy excerpts from the latest Girl of the Year book, participate in games, and of course, free play together! It will be one all-American party you and your doll won’t want to miss! Registration for this free event must be done in advance and can be done in person or by calling 570-654-9847.

The library does not take registrations through Facebook.

Parks and Recreation news

West Pittston Parks, Recreation and Beautification Board holds monthly meetings at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. Meetings are held at the borough building.

New members are always welcome.

The organization will host the 41st annual Anthracite Run on Saturday, June 2.


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

Curbside collection of recyclables remains 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.

Yard waste

The Public Works Department began picking up yard waste on April 2.

Yard waste will be picked up from Erie Street to Montgomery Avenue every Monday. Yard waste from Montgomery Avenue to Susquehanna Avenue will be picked up every Tuesday.

Please avoid using plastic bags and, if needed, please use biodegradable paper bags.

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.