The Luzerne County Slovak League of American Branch #474 will meet today at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, June 23 at the Wyoming V.F.W. Post #396, 43 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming. The purpose of the meeting is to a allow membership to make ticket returns for the annual lottery which runs the entire month of July plus a special business meeting. All members are urged to attend.
Refreshments will be served after the meeting.
The annual outing will be held on August 25 at the Plains Lions Pavilion, Plains. Any member not making final returns will not be eligible to attend. Robert M. Chmarney, president announces that at the February meeting the members voted to lift a restriction allowing women to join the organization, a restriction in place since the club’s inception. To date a few women have joined the ranks and prospective members male or female are invited to attend.
Congratulations are also given to Frank Onda selected as the Slovak League’s Man of the Year for 2013 at the annual meeting.
The Monthly meeting of the Wyoming Valley Celiac Support Group will be held on 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, 1000 E. Mountain Blvd. Wilkes-Barre. Scheduled speaker is Dr. Brian Jameson.
For more information and reservations call Rosemarie Butera, chairperson at 655-0728.
JACQUELINES TO INSTALL
The Jacquelines, female Auxiliary of the JFK Council 372 in Pittston will have its installation of new officers at the June 25 meeting held at the Council Home beginning at 7 p.m. Jean Goham will be the installing officer.
Also honored will be those ladies who were Past Presidents of the Organization.
The meeting will be followed with a buffet and our Chinese Auction. Members are encouraged to attend and enjoy a night out with friends old and new. The Jacquelines will also make their yearly presentation to the Home Association.
President Joan Mc fadden will preside.
PHS CLASS OF 1958
The Pittston High School class of 1958 will hold a reunion meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday June 25 at Tony’s pizza. Finalization of summer cookout and reunion trip to Lake George will be discussed. All classmates are invited to attend.
LA LECHE LEAGUE
The Greater Pittston La Leche League, affiliated with La Leche League International and providing breastfeeding information and support to families in the Wyoming Valley since 1979, will meet on Tuesday, July 9 at 10 a.m. The Group will meet at the Laflin Borough Building, Laflin Road, in the Community Room. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month. The Borough Building is easily accessed from the intersection of Route 315 and Laflin Road.
DIGGING UP YOUR PAST
In conjunction with Groundbreaking Reads: Adult Summer Reading, The Pittston Memorial Library presents “Digging Up Your Past: Pittston History Series” on Thursday, June 27, Monday, July 8 and Monday July 15. The three events are open to the public and free. Light refreshments will be served. Contact the library at 654-9565 or visit the website at www.pittstonmemoriallibrary.org.
Thursday’s event will be at 11 a.m. and will have the Frances Dorrance Chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology to discuss early artifacts from the area and will bring some artifacts along. On July 8, the Genealogical Research Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania will give a how-to presentation on conducting local genealogy searches at 6 p.m. The final installment will be the Greater Pittston Historical Society giving a presentation on Native Americans at 6 p.m.
Join the Pittston Library for “Groundbreaking Reads: 2013 Adult Summer Reading.” Its totally free - you just have to read. Bring in your book log each week for weekly prizes and for each book you read you earn $1 toward a private book sale (max $20). This year, we’ll be having great optional activities and programs like a recipe exchange, a series of local history lectures, book discussions and reading bingo. Signups begin Monday, June 17. The program is from June 24 through August 16.
Summer reading continues at the library for kids to come out and get a book log. For every two books read, the kids will get a prize.
Family nights will be on Thursdays which will include movies or activities for kids preschool to grade 5 and their family. Call to register 654-9565. This week’s movie, “How to Eat Fried Worms,” will be at 5:30 p.m.
ST. JOSEPH’S SOCIAL
CLUB TO MEET
St Joseph’s Senior Social Club will meet Thursday at 1 p.m. in Mt. Carmel’s center on William St. in Pittston.
St Josephs Senior Social Club will not have a July meeting. In place of the meeting they will have their fourth annual Picnic from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Checkerboard Inn in Trucksville. Cost is $20 and there will be plenty of food, fun and games. Reservations are open to members and the Class of ‘52.
Friends and guests are welcome. For reservations and information call Rosemarie at 654-0046 or Theresa at 654-2967. Please RSVP. Be prepared to make a payment.
There will be no meeting in August. The servers for September will be Gloria DeRosa, Josephine Fasciana, Jennie Figel, and Emily Gorski. Please remember to bring canned goods for St. John’s food pantry. New members always welcome. Bingo and games will follow the social meeting.
The servers for this month are Shirley Cardoni, Theresa Chiumento, Evelyn DeFaveri and RoseMarie Corsaletti. For information call Theresa at 654-2967
Penn’s Northeast, a regional economic development marketing organization that serves Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe and Wayne counties, will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, June 26. The luncheon event will be held at noon at the Best Western East Mountain Inn, Wilkes-Barre. Penn’s Northeast’s mission is to facilitate investment of capital and the creation and retention of quality jobs in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Reservations are required and the cost is $24 per person. All reservations must be paid in advance. Reservations can be made by emailing Colleen Reardon at email@example.com or by calling 570-883-0504 by Wednesday, June 19.
PITTSTON TAX OFFICE
WILL BE CLOSED
The Pittston Township tax office will be closed through Monday, July 1. Anyone wishing to pay taxes during this period please do so by mail. Supplemental rebate value will end on June 30 for county, municipal and school taxes. Postmark must be made by June 30 when mailing in rebate payments. All else will be returned unacceptable.
Greater Pittston NARFE , Chapter 1723, President John Ryan has announced there will be no meetings conducted in July and August. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 1 p.m. at the VFW Post 4909, 401 Main Street Dupont, Pa.
Scranton Shakespeare Festival is proud to announce the second annual offering of the Festival’s free, outdoor productions, Comedy of Errors, a light, frothy entertainment, driven by coincidence and slapstick humor, its events confined within a single day. The production, scheduled for Thursday, June 27 through Sunday, June 30, at 6 p.m. at Nay Aug Park, Scranton, is updated, fun and great for the entire family.
Done in pure SSF fashion – including intensely physical staging and musical numbers - Comedy of Errors is a colorful, contemporary take on one of Shakespeare’s most zany,madcap comedies. This production is the perfect way to spend a delightful evening with your family and friends while enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the park.
The performances will be offered free to audiences as part of the Scranton Shakespeare Festival’s commitment to bringing high-quality, professional theatre to the Scranton community The cast is a mix of professionals–Actors Equity member and New York actor Rudy Caporaso (Co-Founder of the Scranton Shakespeare Festival) - as well as actors from Philadelphia and Scranton. Michael Flynn (Co-Founder of the Festival) born and raised in Scranton and a graduate of the University of Scranton, will appear in the production. Rosey Hay (Co-Founder of the Festival, Artistic Director of REV Theatre Company, Assistant Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company, New York and regional director, faculty member at the ,University of the Arts) and director of last year’s success, will direct the production.
Bring blankets or chairs and a picnic to enjoy before the performance!
For further information: 570-487-3954.
The Upper Valley Eye Bank will be holding a “take out only” 1/2 chicken barbeque dinner for $9 or 1/2 rack of ribs dinner for $13 on Friday, June 28 in the parlors of Holy Resurrection Cathedral, 591 N. Main St. Wilkes-Barre from 3 to 6 p.m.To Each dinner comes with baked potato, vegetable, cole slaw, roll, butter, dessert and drink. To reserve your dinner call Marina 709-0907.
BIG BAND SOCIETY
The Big Band Society of Northeastern PA will have an Indoor Summer Picnic on Friday, July 12, at Genetti’s Hotel and Convention Center Wilkes Barre. This event is for members only. Please dress in summer casual clothes, no shorts or T-shirts.
The doors will open at 5:45 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Music is provided by Mike Shema. For reservations please call Glen at 570.586.5359 or Herman at 570.654.6454. Herman Castellani will preside.
Sixty is the new 40 is the theme of the 60th birthday party for graduates, their spouses or their significant others from the class of West Side Central Catholic High School class of 1971 Emailed invitations have been sent to those whose addresses we have on file. The birthday celebration will be on Sunday, September 1st, 2013 from 1 PM to 7 PM at The Grove at Checkerboard Inn, Carverton Road, Trucksville, PA. Reservations may be made either through our facebook page, WSCCHS 1971, or through contacting Kate Taroli or Linda Hincken at our reunion email address of KBTaroli@gmail.comIf you know anyone who did not get an invitation, please let them know about our birthday party. As always, everyone is invited. A “pay as you go” Ice breaker will be held on Saturday, August 31st at 6:30 PM at The Grotto, Harveys Lake
Dick White, of Pittston, announces the USS Independence CVA-62 24th reunion will be held Sept. 4-8 in Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN. For more information, contact USS Independence by mail at CVA-62, 65 Pioneer Ridge Road, Canton, North Carolina 28716, by phone at 828-648-7379 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WA CLASS OF 1993
Wyoming Area Class of 1993 will hold its 20th anniversary class reunion on Nov. 29. The committee is still looking for email addresses for classmates. If you are interested in attending and have not received an invitation via Facebook or email, please contact the reunion committee at email@example.com.
NORTHEAST HS 1963
50TH CLASS REUNION
The Northeast HS 1963 50th anniveresary class reunion will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday Oct. 11 at Colarusso’s LaPalazzo, Birney Avenue, Moosic.
All classmates are asked if anyone knows of any change of address of any classmate since the 40th anniversary reunion to notify Michael Hopkins at457-0413.