June 27th, 2015 1:32 am

First Posted: 7/9/2013



The Hughestown Lions Club will meet Monday, July 15 at 7 p.m. at the Hughestown Hose Company. On the agenda, the Dale Kridlo, and Clarence Hensley/Jerry Chilipko scholarships will be presented to Julia Schiandra. Also on the agenda, the installation of officers for the upcoming year.

Officers are as follows: President, Steve Golya; First Vice-President, Fred Pierantoni; Secretary, Denise Chilipko; Treasurer, Phil Falvo; and Membership Drive Chairman, Frank Tierney. A dinner will be held to honor Julia and her family. All members are being asked to attend this special meeting.


The members of the 1957 class will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17 at Tony’s Pizza, City Line Plaza. All class members are cordially invited to attend.


The Northeast 1963 class reunion committee will meet on Wednesday, July 17 at the Duryea VFW at 7 p.m. Classmates are urged to make reservations for the 50th class reunion to be held on October 11 at Colarusso’s LaPalazza. Also, any graduates of Northeast High School from 1964-1966 are invited to attend. Contact Michael Hopkins at 457-0413.

The committee is seeking addresses for the following classmates - Richard Ash, Grace Bahnweg Gilhooley, Margaret Balchune, Theresa Ann Cherone Poremba, Robert Czar, Alan Dommes, Patricia Gedrich Matthews, Joseph Mashunas, Dolores Struzzeri Lemardy, Anna Mae Thomas, Carol Menichini Marshal, and Catherine Purcell Hess. All classmates are invited to the meeting to offer suggestions for the reunion.


Mount Zion United Methodist Church will offer a chicken barbecue on Saturday, July 20.

Takeouts from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Dinner, 4:30 – 7 p.m.

Donation for adults is $9.00. Children 12 & under are $6.

For tickets, call Carole at 388-6565 or Bob at 823-2484.


The next organizational meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, July 22 at the Duryea Borough Building. Anyone interested in helping out or joining this organization are invited to attend.


The picnic is set for July 27 from noon to 5 p.m. at Robert Yaple Memorial Park in Hughestown. The event will feature a dunk tank, Moon Walk, DJ Jim Simko, free food and refreshments. This year there will be a bake sale. Anyone wishing to bring side dishes may do so.


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 on file. The birthday celebration will be held from 1 to 7p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1 at The Grove at Checkerboard Inn, Carverton Road, Trucksville. Reservations may be made either through the class Facebook page, WSCCHS 1971, or by contacting Kate Taroli or Linda Hincken at

A “pay as you go” Ice breaker will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31 at The Grotto, Harveys Lake


Wyoming Area High School Class of 1973 will hold its 40th anniversary reunion on Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Swoyersville American Legion Pavilion. Any classmate who has not received an invitation is asked to conact Dotty Martin at


St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 205 N. Main St. Pittston will hold its 17th annual flea market and ziti dinner from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3 and Sunday, Aug. 4 in the church hall.

Along with the Ziti dinner, ethnic foods such as piggies, haluska, pirohi and hot dogs at the snack bar will be available to eat in or take out. Coffee, tea and soft drinks will be available. A bake sale and money raffle will be held. Plenty of parking is available.

Ziti dinner tickets will be sold at the door.


The Pittston Area class of 2003 will be holding their ten year reunion on 7 to 10 p.m. August 10 at Rodano’s in Wilkes-Barre. To order tickets, log on to Tickets are $40 per person. For further information contact Brittany Balchune Bomber at


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


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 at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the VFW Post 4909, 401 Main Street Dupont, Pa.


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, contact the reunion committee at