First Posted: 2/25/2013
Duryea VFW dinner
The VFW Post 1227, 492 Stephenson St., Duryea will host its annual ham and cabbage dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 17 at the Post home.
A donation of $10 per dinner is requested. Takeouts will be available.
Knights St. Patty’s
fund raiser today
Pittston Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a fund raiser for the Lehigh Burn Trauma Center with a St. Patty’s Eve celebration today, March 17 at the Knights Hall, 55 S. Main St., Pittston. Music will be provided by Optimum Entertainment. A ham and dabbage dinner will be available along with pizza, cheeseburgs and hotdogs. There will be a $4 cover with all proceeds going to the Burn Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. and music begins at 7 p.m.
Third annual Ham Bingo
Rev. Gary Mensinger and the parishioners of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church are sponsoring their third annual Ham Bingo at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 17 in the church hall at 320 Vine St., Old Forge. Theme baskets, door prizes and various Bingo specials will be available throughout the afternoon. The kitchen opens at 11 a.m. A variety of food items and refreshments will be available. The church will also sponsor a bake sale during the Bingo. Admission is $3.
Crime Watch in Duryea
The Duryea Neighborhood Crime Watch will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 in the borough building on Main Street in Duryea.
Avoca Crime Watch
The Avoca Crime Watch will meet Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the borough building. Trooper Marty Connors of the Wyoming Barracks will give a demonstration on meth lab operations. Every community is at risk for this kind of activity.
Residents are welcome and encouraged to join the watch.
For more information call Jim at 457-8446, Ned at 457-6109 or Gene at 457-0776.
Moosic Lions Easter Egg Hunt
The Twenty-third annual Moosic Easter egg hunt will be held on Saturday, March 30 at 11:30 a.m. at Kobesky Field in the Greenwood section of the borough.
All Moosic children 12 and under are invited to join the Easter Bunny and friends for the festivities.
Red Hats Society meeting
Blooms & Bubbles, the Greater Pittston Chapter of the Red Hats Society, will meet at Asaki Japanese Restaurant, Shavertown, on Wednesday, March 20, at 12:30 p.m. Hostesses will be Darlene Wheeler and Eileen Burns. Queen Barbara Insalaco will preside. A canned goods donation for the Greater Pittston Food Pantry would be appreciated.
Exeter HS Class of 1963
Exeter High School class of 1963 will hold a meeting on March 20 at 7 p.m. and the Avenue Diner.
Information is needed on the following classmates: Billie Ann Bressler, Regina Vitcusky, Arthur Coolbaugh. Contact Marguerite Dixon at 655-1716 or Marily Jacobs 883-1401.
PA 1978 Class Reunion
The PA 1978 Class Reunion committee will meet Thursday, March 21 at Diane’s Deli, Main Street Pittston at 6:30 p.m. Classmates are welcome to attend.
The class will celebrate its 35th class reunion at the Apple Tree Terrace, Dallas on November 29.
Orders are being taken for the Greater Pittston Daffodil sale. To order, call 817-2311. Flowers will be delivered March 20. To volunteer to help wrap flower, call 562-9749, ext. 342.
The First United Methodist Church of West Pittston will hold a pastie sale on Thursday, March 21. This will be the last sale until October.
Pasties offered are meat, with or without onions, vegetable with cheese, sausage and pepper. Place orders by calling the church office at 655-3850 or Warren and Nancy Pollard at 654-4745.
Orders must be placed by Tuesday, March 19 and will not be taken after that date. Cost of pasties is $5.
Wyoming VFW Post 396
Wyoming VFW Post 396 located on Wyoming Ave, Wyoming, will be holding a potato pancake and haluski sale on Friday, March 22 at 11:30.
To place an order call the post home 693-4070.
Jenkins Twp. Recreation
Board Easter Egg Hunt
The Jenkins Township Recreation Board will hold an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 23 beginning at 1 p.m.
The egg hunt will take place at Spadi Park (Greenfield Park) Inkerman, Jenkins Township. All children up to age 12 are welcome. Candy and prizes will be awarded. In case of rain the hunt will be at the Jenkins Township Hose Company.
Little League Easter Egg Hunt
The West Pittston Little League will hosting its annual Easter Eegg hunt for children 10 years old or younger on Saturday, March 23 at the West Pittston Little Fields.
Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. next to the concession stand. The Easter Egg hunt will be begin at 1p m. The event will take place rain or shine.
Pittston City Easter Egg Hunt
The Pittston City Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Jefferson Park on New Street in Pittston.
All Pittston City children up to age 12 are welcome.
The hunt is sponsored by the Pittston City Fire Department, Pittston City Police Department, the Greater Pittston Ambulance and Pittston Controller Chris Latona.
Exeter Hose no. 1
Easter Egg hunt
Exeter Hose Co. no. 1 will conduct an Easter Egg Hunt of Sunday, March 24 from 1 p.m. to 3 at the firehouse, 1405 Susquehanna Ave. for kids up to age 11.
RSVP by March 18 to Jenn at 209-6373 or Wendy at 507-0398.
Exeter Hose no. 1 Lenten food
The Hose Company’s Lenten Friday’s food sale continues this Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 and Good Friday beginning at noon.
Call 602-0739 to place an order for potato pancakes, pierogies, haluski and clam chowder.
Falcons schedule Easter Party
The Polish Falcons, Nest 128, Duryea will hold its annual Easter party for the children of the club on Sunday March 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. The party is for children/grandchildren of Regular and Social Members.
You must pre-register at the club. Deadline to register is March 20.
Duryea VFW sets Easter Party
VFW Post 1227 will be holding a Easter Party at the Post Home on Sunday, March 24 from 2-4 p.m.
The party will feature entertainment by Silly Sally the Clown doing face painting, balloon animals and other games.
As always it would not be a Easter party without a visit from the Peter Cottontail the Easter Bunny expected to arrive around 3pm. The party is open to all Regular and Social members and their children or grandchildren. Any questions can be directed to the post home at 457.9946 or the Post Commander Dan Stella at 457.4857.
Yatesville Easter party
Yatesville Auxiliary will hold its annual Easter Party for children 12 years and younger on March 24 at 2 p.m. at the Yatesville Borough Building. Prizes and refreshments will be served.
To make reservations call 654-7585 or 655-8088.
Lithuanian Women’s Club
The Lithuanian Women’s Club of Wyoming Valley will meet in Boscov’s for their March meeting on Tuesday March 26 at noon for lunch followed by business meeting at 1 p.m.
Members are reminded to bring in their colored eggs. Women are reminded to save their used stamps. Jean Mihalick will be collecting them for the Nuns.
Easter Egg Hunt
The Hughestown Police Department and Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 30 at the pavillion in Hughestown.
Children in attendance will be given candy and other prizes and two bicycles will be raffle.
Easter Egg Hunt
The Queen of the Apostles Parish invites all to a peanut-free Easter Egg Hunt at 930 a.m. on Saturday, March 30 at Kiesinger Funeral Home, 225 McAlpine St., Duryea.
Reservations must be made by calling Erin at 654-2429. Please leave the names of the children attending and if they have a peanut allergy. A call back is not necessary. Please have children bring a basket or bag the day of the hunt.
Hughestown Fish Dinner
The Annual Hughestown Hose Company Good Friday Fish Dinner will be at the fire station banquet hall on Friday, March 29. The dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. and the last seating will be at 8:30 p.m.
The annual dinner features the freshest fish fried in the company’s secret beer batter recipe with hand cut french fries, homemade coleslaw, and a dinner roll. Freshly made pizza by the slice will be available for patrons who do not eat fish or by the tray for take out only.
There will also be a guest appearance by the Easter Bunny. Tickets are $8 for adults and children. Children under six years are free.
Contact any member for tickets or call the firehouse at (570)654-4188 for more information. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Duryea Falcons to hold
dance and pizza sale
The Polish Falcons, Nest 128, Duryea is holding a night of music performed by the band Omnishal at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 30 at the nest. Food and refreshments will be served. A Pizza sale will be held from noon to 9 p.m. on Good Friday, March 29. A 12—cut tray of red is $12, 6-cut tray pf white is $8, 12-cut tray of white is $15, 12-cut tray of tomato & garlic is $15 and 12-cut tray of red shrimp and pepper is $15. Delivery is available from noon to 2 p.m. Eat in or takeout. Pre-ordering is required. by calling 457-5355 or 313-0189.
Clam Sale in Duryea
The Son’s of the American Legion, Squadron 585 Duryea will have a Clam Sale on Saturday, March 30, starting at noon at the post home. Cost is $6.50 per dozen. Eat in or takeout.
Dupont VFW April meeting
VFW Post 4909 will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 1 at the post home.
Vendors are needed for a craft and flea market set for 9 a.m. to2 p.m. on April 13 at the Wyoming United Methodist Church, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13. Call 693-1303.
Night at the Races cancelled
The 1st. Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial Fund, Luzerne Foundation, has canceled its fifth annual Night At The Races, scheduled for March 23, due to recent developements. regarding the Small Games of Chance Act. The post’s golf tournament will be June 8 at Wilkes Barre Municipal Golf Course.
Big Band Society
The Big Band Society of Northeastern Pa will have a dinner dance on Friday, April 5, at Genetti’s Hotel and Convention Center Wilkes Barre. This event is for members only. The doors will open at 5:45 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Music is provided by the 17-piece band “Moonlight in the Poconos”. For reservations, call Glen at 5758-.5359 or Herman at 654-6454.
Spring Rummage Sale
The Confraternity of Catholic Women of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish of Holy Trinity Church, Hughest Street, Swoyersville will be holding an annual Spring Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 8, 9, 10 and 13 with additional hours from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 8. Clothing, toys, books, magazines, jewelry, small appliances and household items and much more iwll be offered for sale.
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.
West Side Central Catholic High SchoolC lass of 1971 will holding a 60th birthday partyfrom 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Grove at Checkerboard Inn on Carverton Road, Trucksville. Formal invitation will be forthcoming when all addresses are finalized.
For more information, contact Kate Bustin Taroli atKBTaroli@gmail.com..