Two council meetings consolidated
City Council’s meetings for this week have been moved to a combined session on Tuesday, July 16. Council’s work session will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the regular meeting will follow.
Council was scheduled to meet in work session today and in regular session on Thursday, both starting at 6 p.m. Public comment is allowed at the regular council meetings.
Marketplace set to open at arena
The second annual Summer Marketplace at Casey Plaza begins today with Opening Day Prize-A-Palooza, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Mohegan Sun Arena.
The marketplace will feature various vendors offering locally grown fresh produce, concessions, baked goods, jewelry, collectibles, novelty items and more. This year’s event will also feature weekly promotions and live entertainment. Parking and admission are free and the event will be held rain or shine.
Visitors can enter to win prizes all day. Windfall Duo will perform 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Jimmy T Elvis, 5 to 6 p.m. The event is sponsored by Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Dasani Water, First Liberty Bank & Trust and SMG Management.
The marketplace will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Tuesday through Aug. 27. For a list of weekly promotions, entertainment and participating vendors, visit www.mohegansunarenapa.com. Vendor participation may vary each week; entertainment and promotions are subject to change.
Pothole patching to slow I-81
PennDOT workers will be patching potholes from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Thursday between Exit 178, Avoca to Exit 180, Moosic, on Interstate 81 south.
Night time grinding work will move traffic to a single lane until Sept. 1 on northbound Interstate 81 between Exit 186, Drinker Street, and Exit 190, Dickson City.
Bridge deck repair starting yesterday will restrict lanes on Interstate 80 from Exit 256, Conyngham/Nescopeck, to the Interstate 81 exit.
Concrete patching will restrict traffic on westbound Interstate 80 between Exit 273, White Haven/Freeland, and Exit 262, Mountain Top/Hazleton from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Thursday.
Victory Sports season to begin
Victory Sports Inc. has announced Opening Day for its third baseball season will be Thursday at 5 p.m. at Pittston Township Little League Field. Victory Sports is for adults with mental and/or physical challenges.
The baseball season will run through Sept. 26 with all games on Thursdays at 6 p.m. Opening ceremonies Thursday will include team photos and a dance after the game at the Pittston Township Pavilion across the street from the field. DJ Carroll will provide music. Pizza and refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 570-655-8224.
Conservation agency to hold workshop
The Luzerne Conservation District is hosting a conservation workshop for municipal workers and officials, engineers and consultants, and earth-moving contractors in Luzerne and surrounding counties 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 7 at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Lehman Township.
The workshop will provide the latest information on soil and water issues and requirements. Topics include Erosion and Sedimentation Manual Review Training, West Nile Virus, DEP Compliance Efforts and the PA Fish and Boat Commission, Implementing Act 167 and Stormwater Requirements, and MS4 and E&S Requirements for Communities.
Registration fee is $20. Registrations are due by July 26. Find more information and a registration form online at luzernecd.org or call 570-674-7991.