Christmas in Pittston will feature parade, sleigh rides and Santa Claus

PITTSTON — It’s Christmas time in the city. The city is gearing up to end the year on a high note as it prepares for its annual Christmas in Pittston event, which will be held Saturday, Dec. 2. Never one to shy away from pulling another magic trick out of the hat, city events coordinator […]

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Pittston Area High School students learn about distracted driving

YATESVILLE — Pittston Area High School held a semiannual driver’s education course that took place after school hours for students preparing to take his or her permit test, where they learned about the rules of the road, dangers of multitasking, as well as emergency situations and how to properly respond. “We learn about winter weather […]

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Wyoming Area Catholic School students donate to nursing home

Eighth-grade students at Wyoming Area Catholic concluded their study of the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick in their Religion class. As a culminating activity, students donated items and prepared gift bags to be distributed to residents of Manor Care Nursing Facility in Kingston. Members of the eighth-grade class are, from left, first row, Emma […]

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Wyoming Area Catholic School students collect for Little Sisters of the Poor

During the Thanksgiving deason, students of Wyoming Area Catholic School in Exeter assisted the Little Sisters of the Poor with a collection to aid their ministry in Scranton. Students collected Kleenex, lotions, body wash, Efferdent, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, canned fruit, vegetables, soups. unsweetened cereals, coffee and peanut butter. Pictured are the Sisters collecting the goods […]

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Tree lighting set for Dec. 3 in Hughesown Borough

HUGHESTOWN — Hughestown Park and Recreation Committee will hold a tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3 at the borough building, 42 Center St. The community is invited to attend and everyone is encouraged to bring an ornament to place on the tree for the Christmas season. The children from the Pittston Area […]

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West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival Committee meeting Dec. 4

WEST PITTSTON — The West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4 at Corpus Christi Parish School Building on Luzerne Avenue. This meeting will include discussing events for next years festival. New members are welcome to join.

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Luzerne County government may offer $5 million to municipalities

As Luzerne County officials seek 2018 budget cuts, their community development office is sitting on a $13 million business development loan fund that is no longer in high demand. The kicker: under federal regulations, this fund cannot be tapped for county general fund operating budget expenses or even capital needs. But allowing the entire $13 […]

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Troy Gustinucci celebrates ninth birthday

Troy Justin Kolanich Gustinucci, son of Alan Dean Gustinucci and Kim Kolanich Gustinucci, of Pittston, celebrated his ninth birthday Nov. 19. He plays soccer and just joined wrestling. He is the grandson of Margie and Jake Kolanich, as well as Mickie and Alan Joseph Gustinucci, all of Plains. He is the great-grandson of the late […]

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Primary election voters received incorrect ballots

In this year’s Luzerne County May 16 municipal primary election, voters in 60 percent of the 180 precincts received the incorrect electronic voting machine ballot for their political party, the county’s election head recently informed council members. That means registered Democrats chose Republican nominees or Republicans selected Democratic contenders in 108 precincts. The total impact […]

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Wyoming Area Catholic School news

New York City bus trip The Wyoming Area Catholic Builders Club is sponsoring a New York City bus trip on Dec. 16. The cost of the trip is $35 per person. The bus will leave the Midway Shopping Center in Wyoming at 7 a.m. and will depart NYC at 7 p.m. During the trip, you […]

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