Main Street Avoca paving tomorrow, expect delays

September 21st, 2015 3:11 pm

First Posted: 11/11/2012

On Monday, Nov. 12, a contractor for PennDOT will be paving SR 11 (Main Street) in Avoca between McAlpine Street and the Dupont/Avoca line. There will be a single lane closure from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and major delays are expected.

Roast beef today

St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church will hold its annual Patron Saint Dinner today, Sunday Nov. 11 in the Church Hall, 205 North Main Street, Pittston from 1 to 3 p.m. Take outs anytime during the dinner.

Menu includes roast beef, gravy, Italian beans and red beets, cake for dessert and coffee, tea or soft drink. A raffle with a variety of prizes will be held.

The public is invited to attend.

St. Michael's is served by Father Joseph Bertha, PhD.

Line dance lessons

American Legion Pittston Post 477, 203 Vine St. Pittston is offering Line Dance Lessons today, Nov.11, 3 to 5 p.m. Public is invited to attend (18 years and up). Cost is $7. Instructed by Trish (singer from Farmers Daughter.)

Knights of Lithuania

This afternoon , Nov. 11, at noon, members of The Knights of Lithuania, C 143, Pittston, will hold a regular meeting at St. John The Evangelist Church Hall in Pittston. The hall is handicapped accessible. The topics will be the current Lithuanian, traditional activities.

On the serving committee are Robert and Gina Warnagiris, and Helen Karpovich. New members are welcome. Jean Mihalick will preside

Veterans Day ceremony

American Legion Post 513 and VFW Post 4954 will conduct a Veterans Day Ceremony, today, Sunday, Nov 11, at 11 a.m. in front of the Old Forge Borough Building. All are welcome to attend.

A Veterans Mass will be held at Prince of Peace Parish in Old Forge on Sunday, November 11, at 8 a.m. All are welcome and all veterans are invited to attend. Uniform is optional.

Veterans and family members will assemble at front of church in a reserved section. Light refreshments will be served in the cafeteria after mass.

Dinner at St. Maria Goretti

A dinner will be held at the Church of St. Maria Goretti, Laflin Road, today, Sunday, November 11 from 12 to 5 p.m. Take-outs are 12 to 4 p.m. containers will be provided. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $9.50. Children five years old and under are free for eat-in only.

ILGWU Retirees

The ILGWU retirees and union members will meet Monday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. at Savo's Restaurant. The Christmas party will be discussed.

PHS Class of '57

The Pittston High School class of 1957 will meet at Tony's Pizza, City Line Plaza on Monday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. to finalize plans for a Christmas Party to be held Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Dupont VFW All classmates are cordially invited to attend. Payment of $17.00 will be due at that time.

For further details contact Janie at 654-0224.

Jenkins Twp. Seniors

The Jenkins Township Senior Citizens' organization will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Jenkins Township Hose House at 6:30 p.m. President Jean Mudlock will preside. Refreshments will be served.

Hostesses for this month are Marion Price and Joan Diandriole. Plans will be finalized for the Christmas party. Following the business meeting, bingo will be played. New members are welcome.

Jenkins Class of ‘51

The Jenkins Township Class of '51 Lunch Bunch will meet on Thursday, Nov. 15, at Cafe Italia, River Road, Port Blanchard at noon.

All classmates are welcome.

St. Joseph's Seniors

St Joseph's Senior Social Club will meet Nov. 15, at 1pm. in the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Center on William St. in Pittston. those attending are asked to be prepared to pay for the Christmas Party which will be held at Valenti's Restaurant in Exeter. Plans are being finalized.

Members are also reminder to bring canned goods for St. John's food pantry.

Yearly dues are being collected.

Bingo and card games will be played. Refreshments will be served.

New members are always welcome.

Hosts for January are Wesley Pedrick, James Piedmont, and Mary and Dominick Policare.

For information call Theresa at 654-2967.

NARFE luncheon

NARFE, Greater Pittston Chapter 1723 will hold an annual buffet luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the VFW, Main Street Dupont. President John Ryan will present an update on all current NARFE activities. John Shutak, Vice President Dist. 3 will be the honored guest. Reservations can be made by calling Liz Tighe at 655-5153. Deadline for reservations is Nov. 10.

Craft and Food Fair

St. George's Altar Society will hold a Craft and Food Fair at St. George's Center, 743 Keyser Avenue, Taylor, on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be vendors, ethnic food, homemade baked goods. Admission is $1.

Self Defense Seminar

The Greater Pittston YMCA will offer a Self Defense Seminar for the public to educate everyone how to protect themselves in dangerous situations.

Eric Kovaleski, owner of Tang Soo Do Karate U.S.A., along with Danielle Maroni and Aron Turner will teach defensive moves that everyday people can use to ward off assailants.

The YMCA has a focus on Social Responsibility and having this seminar promotes just that, said Diane Butwin, Group Exercise Coordinator. We [the YMCA] want our members and the public we serve to be well informed and safe in the Greater Pittston area.

Kovaleski has three studios in NEPA; one in Dickson City, West Scranton and Carbondale. His first studio opened in 1994. He is a six degree black belt giving him the classification of Master. He started is karate career at the age of three.

Maroni hails from Avoca. She is a second degree black belt and has been with Tang Soo Do Karate for 10 years.

Turner is also from Avoca. He is a second third degree black belt. Once he reaches fourth degree black belt he will gain the title of Master. He has been with Tang Soo Do for 11 years.

The seminar will be held Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Greater Pittston YMCA from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost of the seminar is $20 for everyone. For more information please contact the YMCA at 570-655-2255.

Bingo in Centermoreland

Bingo will be held on Monday, Nov. 19, at the Northmoreland Township Fire Hall in Centermoreland. Doors open at 5 p.m. and early birds begin at 6:30 p.m. Food and beverage available. For more information, call Jim at 333-4906.

Seton Class of ‘77

Seton Catholic class of 1977 will hold its 35th High School reunion at Rooney's Irish Pub in Pittston.

The reunion will start at 6 p.m. on Friday Nov. 23. All class members are invited to attend. Classmates can visit St John's Seton Catholic Class of 1977 on Facebook or [email protected] details on the reunion.

Price for the reunion is $40 a person. Make checks payable to Joe Dorbad 300 Heidi Lane Dupont, PA 18640. Payment can also be made at Rooney's Irish Pub on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m.

Interested classmates can contact Pauline Albano 498-0180, Marianne Devers 815-8380, Joe Dorbad 704-8584, Al Fereck 655-9713,or John Walsh 407-0654.

Roast beef dinner

A roast beef dinner will be held Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Northmoreland Twp Fire Hall in Centermoreland. Serving is from 5 until 7 p.m. Adults $8.00 and children under 12 years of age $4.00. Eat in or take out. Tickets may be purchased at door.

PA senior parents

The Pittston Area class of 2013 Parents Group will meet for the final time on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in the high school lobby. Senior students and their parents are invited to attend. This will be the last opportunity to discuss the all-night party.

St. John's Class of ‘72

An Informal 40th anniversary reunion Get Together for St. John the Evangelist Class of 1972 will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. at Rooney's Irish Pub, 67 South Main Street, Pittston. All classmates are invited to attend.

There will also be a memorial Mass on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston.

For more information, please call Joe Aquilina 788-6240, Grace Bufalino Bradshaw, 655-3680, Anne Loughney Dolinsky 883-4554 or Winifred Smalley Serfass at 655-1114 or e mail at [email protected].

IAAC dinner meeting

The November Dinner Meeting of the Italian American Association of Luzerne County will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15, at Genetti's Hotel and Convention Center. Arrival time is 6 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. Price is $25.00 per person. Music for dancing by Gary Dee with dancing to 10:15. For reservations and membership information, please call Judy Deice at 654-7600 or Louise Castellani 654-6454. President, James Deice will preside.

Irish history contest

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 1 St. John Neumann, of Wilkes-Barre, is inviting all Luzerne County students to submit essays to the LAOH 2011-2012 Irish History Writing Contest. The LAOH is a charitable organization of Irish-American women founded in 1894, and aims to promote Irish history and culture.

The contest is open to any students (public, private, parochial, or home-schooled) of grades 6 through 12. This year's topics are Level 1(grades 6-8): The Story of Annie Moore – Irish Immigration to America, and Level 2 (grades 9-12): The Irish and the Building of the American Infrastructure.

Cash prizes will be awarded to winners at both the State and National levels. For complete contest rules and list of prizes, please contact Division Historian, Mary Ellen Dooley, at (570) 735-1711, or visit the National website at

St. John's Class of 1962

The St. John the Evangelist High School class of 1962 will celebrate their 50-year class reunion on Friday, Nov. 23. Mass will be held at 5 p.m. at the St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street in Pittston and will be a joint celebration with the class of 1987 Seton Catholic High School, which is celebrating their 25 year class reunion.

The class of 1962 will continue their festivities at the Quality Inn and Suites Wilkes-Barre with dinner and dancing from 6 to 11 p.m.

Addresses for the following class members are requested: Theresa Klocko, Matthew Smikosky, Thomas Vasil and Sal Iacona.

Anyone with information, is asked to call Sheila 655-0858 or Nancy 457-4092.

St. John's Class of ‘72

An informal 40th Reunion Get Together for St. John the Evangelist Class of 1972 will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. at Rooney's Irish Pub, 67 South Main Street, Pittston. All classmates are invited to attend.

There will also be a memorial Mass on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston. Flyers will be sent to all classmates.

For more information, please call Joe Aquilina 788-6240, Grace Bufalino Bradshaw, 655-3680, Anne Loughney Dolinsky 883-4554 or Winifred Smalley Serfass at 655-1114 or e mail at [email protected].

PA Class of ‘77

The Pittston Area Class of 1977 will hold a 35th class reunion on Saturday, November 24 at Mount Carmel Hall on William St. in Pittston. The fun begins at 6:00 p.m.

The committee has made every attempt to contact every classmate.

If you have not received an invitation and would like to attend please call Lew Sebia at 823-1100 (ask for Karen), Donna Boylan Ahearn at 212-2348, Jim Collins at 654-8243 or Bob Linskey at 212-0724 for more details.

Seton Class of ‘77

Members of Seton Catholic Class of 1977 are planning a 35th Reunion. The reunion will be held on Friday, Nov. 24. The reunion will be held at Rooney's Irish Pub on Main Street Pittston from 6 to 9 p.m.

Any classmates interested in attending the reunion should [email protected] find out details and information.

Dutch Apple trip

A bus trip is planned to Dutch Apple Dinner Theater in Lancaster on Thursday, Nov. 29 to see A Swingin' Christmas.

The show provides beautiful singing, breath-taking dancing, gorgeous costumes, rib-tickling fun and a commitment to the real meaning of the holiday.

Price of the trip is $80 which includes a buffet dinner, bus seat, show ticket and bus driver tip.

A $40 payment is required with reservations and the balance is due by October 15.

For additional information or to make a reservation call 654-2310 or 654-8775.

The trip is being sponsored by the Women's Group of the United Methodist Church Pittston.

Applause Theatre

The Applause Theatre in the former St. Casmir Church, 65 Church St., Pittston presents Raymond the Amish Comic at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Tickets for the adult-oriented show are $15 and will be available at the door or by calling 430-1149.

VFW Christmas party

The Dupont V.F.W. Post #4909 Home Association will hold their annual Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the post home. Music provided by the Home Town Boyz. Dinner buffer served from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Bar open from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Donation is $28.

For tickets and reservations see Bob Lopata at the post home or contact him at 654-9104. Deadline for tickets is Friday, Dec. 7.

Tickets will not be sold at the door.