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Happy Easter everyone! We have several Easter services taking place in town today that will fit into your schedule. I hope you and your families have a wonderful day. God bless you!


Nativity of Our Lord

The Rev. Charles Rokosz, the Rev. Andrew Sinnott, the Rev. Joseph Elston and the parishioners of Nativity of Our Lord Parish invite the community to their Easter services today, April 8.


The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 8 and 9:30 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson St. and at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 529 Stephenson St.


St. Mary's Church

The Rev. Carmen Bolock and parishioners of St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church, 200 Stephenson St., invite the community to their Easter services today, April 8.


The parish will have an outdoor Resurrection procession (weather permitting) followed by the Mass of the Resurrection and blessing of Easter food at 6 a.m. They will also have Mass at 10 a.m. which will include Benediction and the blessing of the Easter food. Following each Easter Mass, the public is invited to the rectory for breakfast.


The parish will have Holy Mass at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 9.


Polish Falcons

The members of Polish Falcons, Nest 128 would like wish everyone a Happy Easter and remind customers the club will be open for normal business hours on Easter Sunday.


Rec Board egg hunt

The Duryea Rec Board would like to thank the community for making their Easter Egg Hunt a huge success. More than 120 children hunted for eggs in the Community Park where they were also treated to cookies, snacks, face painting, prizes and a visit from the Easter bunny.


VFW funeral detail

American Legion Brennan Regan Post Commander John Mlaker and V.F.W. Post 1227 Senior Vice Commander John Pliska are seeking current members of these veteran organizations to serve as members of the funeral detail. This detail provides a very important service to veterans' families in their time of need. It also provides deceased veterans with the respect they deserve.


For more information, call Ed Matt at the American Legion post at 457-4242.


Street dept. closed

The Duryea Borough Street Department will be closed on Easter Monday, April 9. Garbage and recyclables will be collected one day late this week. Yard waste will not be collected on Friday due to the holiday schedule.


Council meeting

The Duryea Borough Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 in the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St. The public is invited to attend.


Legion auxiliary

The Ladies Auxiliary to American Legion Brennan Regan Post 585 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 at the post home, 329 Main St. Any female related to a veteran who would like to become a member of the auxiliary is welcome to attend the meeting or call the post home at 457-4242 for more information.


Any members who have not paid their 2012 dues are asked to do so.


Local organizations seeking donations from the auxiliary should attend this meeting and bring information about their group.


Rec board meets

The Duryea Rec Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 in the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St.


Pet adoption day

Big Lots and Holiday Hair will sponsor a pet adoption day and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 in the Birney Plaza, Moosic, to benefit Tracey's Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc. There will also be raffles for prizes, including a flat screen HDTV and four adult passes to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom.


If you stop by Holiday Hair in Moosic for a service and mention you read this information in The Sunday Dispatch, they will donate $2 to Tracey's Hope. For more information, call Denise at 457-1625.


Legion meeting

Members of the American Legion Brennan Regan Post 585 will meet at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at the post home, 329 Main St. The board of directors will elect three officers at this time.


SAL meeting

The Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 585 will meet at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at the American Legion Brennan Regan Post 585, 329 Main St.


Polish Falcons

The members of Polish Falcons, Nest 128 will have their monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at the nest, 631 Main St.


Charity basketball game

The Sixth Annual Guns ‘N Hoses Charity Basketball Game will take place Saturday, April 21 at the Pittston Area High School gymnasium, 5 Stout St., Yatesville. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and tip-off time is 5 p.m. During this game, the area's police officers and firefighters will hit the hardwood to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. There will also be door prizes, entertainment and a food and refreshment stand catered by My Sister's Kitchen.


Tickets, which can be purchased at the door, are $5 for adults and $3 for students ages 5 to 18. Children under 4 years of age will be admitted free.


Businesses and individuals can send donations to Chief Nick Lohman, c/o Duryea Police Department, 315 Main St., Duryea, PA 18642. Make checks payable to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and in the memo area list "Guns ‘N Hoses 2012" Be sure to include your name with your gift in order to have it included on the acknowledgement poster which will be displayed at the game. Businesses that would like to supply door prizes can mail or drop them off at the Duryea Police Department.


Blue and Gold Banquet

Duryea Cub Scout Pack 375 will have its Blue and Gold Banquet at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 at the V.F.W. Post 1227, 492 Stephenson St. The Scouts will receive their trophies and medals at this time. Four Webelos Scouts will become members of Boy Scout Troop 285. To make a reservation, call Ann Edwards at 457-8402 by April 15.


Pet hospice training

Tracey's Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc., Duryea, will have a pet hospice volunteer training class from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 in St. Benedict's Church basement, 155 Austin Ave., Wilkes-Barre. To register, call Denise at 457-1625.


Ziti dinner set

Members of the American Legion Brennan Regan Post 585will have their annual ziti dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the post home, 329 Main St. Takeouts will be available from 3 to 5 p.m. For ticket information, call the post home at 457-4242.


Beer raffle

The Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 585 is currently selling tickets for its "Win A Pallet of Beer" raffle. First prize is a gift certificate for $600 to B&G Beverage, Pittston. Second prize is a $100 gift certificate to a Wine & Spirits store. Third prize is a $50 gift card to Weis Markets.


Tickets, which are $3 each or two for $5, can be purchased from any member or at the post home, 329 Main St. The drawing will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 25.


Vacation Bible School

The Brick United Methodist Church will sponsor Vacation Bible School "Operation Overboard: There to Go Deep with God - Dive into VBS" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 30 through August 3 at the church, 935 Foote Ave. Children of all faith traditions who are ages 3-12 residing in the Greater Pittston and Triboro areas are invited to attend.


To pre-register, volunteer or make a donation, call Amy at 457-7553 or Becky 457-3115.


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