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The NEPA Coast Guard Veterans Assoc. will meet at the Dallas American Legion Post on the Dallas highway on April 17 at 1830. Any Coast Guard Veteran interested in more information they are welcome to attend our meeting or contact Neil Morrison at 288-6817.


ST. JOSEPH MARELLO PARISH SPRING RAFFLE


The Altar and Rosary Society of St. Joseph Marello Parish, William Street, will hold its first spring raffle (formerly penny auction) today, April 14 in the parish center. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and raffle begins at 2 p.m. Admission can be obtained at the door for $1. There will be refreshments and door prizes.


DUPONT SPORTMEN’S CLUB


Elm St. Sportsmen’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. today April 14 at the Polish American Citizens Club, Dupont. John Lizak will preside.


EXETER LIONS


NECROLOGY SERVICE


The Exeter Lions will hold a Necrology Service, to honor deceased members of the Exeter Lions Club at 9 a.m. today, April 14 at St. Cecilia’s Church (St. Barbara’s Parish) , Exeter. Family members and friends of deceased members are invited to gather with the Lions to memorialize those who have passed.


POLISH AMERICAN


CLUB TO MEET


The Polish American Citizens Club of Elm Street Dupont, will meet at noon today, April 14 at the club home. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.


SAL TO MEET


The Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 585, Duryea will have its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. today, April 14 at the Post Home. Plans will be finalized for Chicken BBQ and Memorial Day Events.


JLW MOUNTAIN LAUREL


LIONS CLUB BREAKFAST


The JLW Mountain Laurel Lions Club is hosting an all you can eat breakfast buffet from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, April 14 at the West Wyoming Fire Dept. banquet room on Shoemaker Avenue.


The buffet will consist of scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, pancakes, potatoes, coffee, tea, juice and muffins. Proceeds from the event will be donated back to the community. Tickets are available $7 adults and $5 for children at the door or in advance.


For information, call Karen at 885-1650.


HUGHESTOWN LIONS CLUB


The Hughestown Lions Club will meet Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m. at the Hughestown Hose Company. President Steve Golya will preside. All members are urged to attend. Anyone wishing to become a member can contact Steve Golya at 655-4552 or any member of the club. Meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month.


CRIME WATCH MEETING


Former Pittston mayor Mike Lombardo will speak at the the Avoca Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 at the Avoca Town Hall.


Lombardo, who is instrumental in Pittston’s comeback, will talk about revitalization and code enforcement to reduce blight. New members as well as Duryea and Dupont Crime Watch members are welcome to attend to hear Lombardo.


For more information, call Jim at 457-8446 or Gene at 313-3079.


WEST PITTSTON WOMEN’S CLUB


The West Pittston Women’s Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 at the West Pittston Methodist Church. The program will be the cancelled March meeting program, so check books for all information. Chairperson is Joan Pribula and committee members are Beverly Williams, Alberta Pastva, Connie Butler and Alberta Phelps. Reservations for the May spring luncheon to be held at the Irem Country Club at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 may be made at this meeting. Reservations may be made by calling Sue at 655-2180 or Doris at 654-7752.


MEET THE CANDIDATE


Qiana Murphy Lehman, candidate for Magisterial District Judge for the 11-1-04 district encompassing Pittston, Hughestown, Dupont, Duryea, Avoca, Pittston Twp., Jenkins Twp. and Yatesville, will host a Meet and Greet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 at the Knights of Columbus in Pittston. The will be free pizza, beer and soda and a chance to meet and speak with the candidate.


COST GUARD VETS MEETING


The NEPA Coast Guard Veterans Assoc. will meet at the Dallas American Legion Post on the Dallas highway on April 17 at 1830. Any Coast Guard Veteran interested in more information they are welcome to attend our meeting or contact Neil Morrison at 288-6817.


BLOOMS AND BUBBLES RED HATS SOCIETY


Blooms and Bubbles, the Greater Pittston Chapter of the Red Hats Society, will meet Wednesday, April 17, at 12:30 p.m. at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter. It will be the group’s great pleasure to honor their beloved sister, Josephine Lazzari, who on April 27 will celebrate her 100th birthday. All members are urged to attend. Queen Barbara Insalaco will preside.


SALVATION ARMY SPAGHETTI DINNER


The West Pittston Salvation Army, 214 Luzerne Avenue is holding a spaghetti supper on Wednesday, April 17 at 5 p.m. Cost is $7. Tickets can be obtained from youth members or by calling 655-5947. Proceeds support all youth programs.


JT CLASS OF ‘51 LUNCH BUNCH


The Jenkins Township Class of ‘51 Lunch Bunch will meet at Cafe Italia, River Road, Port Blanchard on Thursday, April 18, at noon. All classmates are invited as well as their spouses.


ST JOSEPH’S SENIOR SOCIAL CLUB


St. Joseph’s Senior Social Club will meet at p.m. on Thursday April 18 in Mt. Carmel’s Center on William St. in Pittston.


Servers for this meeting are, Felicia and Sam Bellanco and Pat and Mike Boncheck. A Tasters Party is planned in May with Marion Licata serving as chairperson.


Members are reminded to bring canned and non-perishable items for the food pantry.


For more information, call Theresa 654-2967.


ITALIAN AMERICAN


ASSOCIATION


The April, Dinner Meeting of the Italian American Association of Luzerne County is Thursday April 18 at Genetti’s Hotel and Convention Center. Arrival time is 6 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m..


Price is $25 per person. Music for dancing by Danny Argo & Friends with dancing to 10:15 p.m.. Reservation deadline is Friday, April 12.


For reservations and membership information, call Judy Deice at 654-7600 or Louise Castellani at 654-6454. President James Deice will preside.


SPRING CLEANUP IN WYOMING


Wyoming Borough Mayor Robert Boyer and Council announce that April is Spring Clean Up Month in Wyoming.


Curbside yard waste collection has begun with the next scheduled collection date set for April 19. Yard waste is collected the first and third Friday of the month through November.


The West Wyoming Compost Yard will be open to Wyoming residents through the season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and regular business hours during the week.


SPRING FLING


The Library Spring Fling scheduled for Saturday, April 20. from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Susquehanna Brewery Company


will benefit the Pittston Memorial Library and the Pittston Area Key Club Scholarship Fund. The event is jointly


sponored by the Friends of the Pittston Memorial Library and the Pittston Kiwanis Club.


The evening will consist of a variety of baskets, food, beverages, and entertaiment. It is an adult only evening.


Ticket are $15.00 per person and may be obtained by calling Jessica Booth at 570-947-5457, Ron Faust at 570-814-7157 or Eileen Burns at the Pittston Library at 654-9523.


PASTA DINNER TO


BENEFIT JOE FRUSHON


A pasta dinner to benefit Joe Frushon, a 10-year-old recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on April 20 at the First United Methodist Church, West Pittston.


Tickets prices are $8 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and under. Takeout will be available from 3:30 p.m.


There will also be raffle baskets and a 50/50 drawing.


Monetary donations can be made payable to Kickin it for Joe and mailed to Cross Valley Credit Union, 640 Baltimore Dr., Wilkes Barre PA 18702.


For more information, call Mary Lyons at 457-2222.


ROAST CHICKEN DINNER


A roast chicken dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at the United Methodist Church Pittston (corner Broad and Church streets). Takeouts begin at 4:30 p.m.


The menu includes a half roast chicken, family style mashed potaotes, gravy, green beans, pepper hash, cranberry sauce, dessert and beverage.


Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children under 10 years of age.


For tickets, call 603-1915.


PITTSTON AREA CLASS OF ‘83


The planning committee for Pittston Area Class of ‘83 is in the process of planning a 30th reunion. The committee is trying to plan an outdoor event with live music, etc. The committee will meet again on April 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Tony’s Pizza to discuss further plans. All classmates are urged to attend so that to make this a success. If you have any questions, contact Jim Homschek at 237-2732.


COMMUNITY


READING DAY


Community Reading Day sponsored by the Pittston Chamber of Commerce will be held from 9:15 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 25 at local elementary schools.


To volunteer for the 17th Annual Community Reading Day and spend an hour of your day reading to area school classrooms, contact the Greater Pittston Chamber no later than April 12. Participants will be provided with a book prior to the event.


West Side Career and Technology Center SkillsUSA Spring Craft Fair


Kingston, Pa, 11 April 2013 - The West Side Career and Technology Center SkillsUSA student organization will be holding a Spring Craft Fair at the school to raise funds for community service projects and to assist students in local, state, and national competitions. The following information is provided:


Saturday, April 27th, 2013 10 AM – 3 PM


WTC INDOOR CRAFT/VENDOR FAIR


The West Side Career and Technology Center 75 Evans St., Kingston is conducting an indoor craft/vendor fair, featuring vendors and crafters from jewelry and clothing items to wood crafts and housewares. There will also be food, face painting, Chinese auction, and plenty of parking.


The event will benefit West Side CTC SkillsUSA Club. SkillsUSA is a student organization that provides students with professional development, service opportunities, and an opportunity to compete in their area of studies at local, state, and national levels.


Vendor spaces still available.


For more information contact Frank Vandermark - fvandermark@wsctc.net or 570.881.1882


PITTSTON HIGH CLASS


OF ‘66 PIZZA PARTY


This June will mark the 47th anniversary of the high school graduation of the Pittston High School Class of 1966. It was the final graduating class from Pittston High before the Pittston Area merger.


To recognize the occasion, a PHS Class of ‘66 Pizza Party has been planned for all graduates, their families and friends. The party is scheduled for 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at Arcaro & Genell’s Restaurant, Old Forge.


This is a “no stressm” “casual dress” and “informal” eventt.


The menu includes salad, assorted pizzas, homemade stromboli, pasta (with 3 sauces), as well as wine, beer and soda refreshments.


There will be a cash bar for those interested in cocktails. The cost for the event is $32/person or $64/couple including tax and gratuities.


Payment for the event will be needed by April 20 in order to provide Arcaro’s with an accurate count. Please make checks payable for the appropriate amount to Arcaro & Genell’s and mail to:


Jody Brogna, 515 Susquehanna Ave., Old Forge, Pa 18518.


PA CLASS OF ‘63 TO MEET


The Pittston Area Class of 1963 will meet at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at Tony’s Pizzeria, Pittston. Plans for the 50th anniversary class reunion will be finalized.


LADIES AUXILIARY FORMING


A meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 at the Duryea V.F.W. 1227 post home 492, Stephenson Street, Duryea to discuss the steps that need to be taken to form a new Ladies Auxiliary at the Duryea VFW.


Anyone interested in becoming a part of the Ladies Auxiliary is encouraged to attend. Eligibility includes wives, widows, mothers, foster and stepmothers, grandmothers, daughters, granddaughters, foster and stepdaughters, sisters, half sisters, foster and stepsisters of persons eligible for membership in the VFW. Women eligible for membership in the VFW are eligible for dual membership in the Ladies Auxiliary.


WYOMING COUNCIL MEETING


The next Wyoming Borough Council meeting will be held on May 14 and will continue to be held the second Tuesday of each month thereafter. For more information, call 457-9946


AVOCA VFW SPAGHETTI DINNER


Avoca VFW will conduct its annual spaghetti dinner from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday May 18 at the post home, 915 Main St. Tickets may be obtained from any regular member or by calling 457-7673.


WSCC REUNION


West Side Central Catholic High School Class of 1971 will hold a 60th birthday partyfrom 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1 at the Grove at Checkerboard Inn on Carverton Road, Trucksville. Formal invitations will be forthcoming when all addresses are finalized.


For more information, contact Kate Bustin Taroli at KBTaroli@gmail.com.

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