The Sunday Dispatch ran a front-page article on Madison Elisabeth Steransky as "Tiny Miracle" in its July 26, 2009 issue.
Madison's family is hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross in her honor from 12:30 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27 at the Luzerne Volunteer Fire Company.
Madison was born on April 23, 2009, weighing only 2 lbs. ¬ĺ ozs. and measuring just 13 ¬Ĺ inches tall.
She was in a neo-natal intensive care unit for 56 days.
Today, Madison loves playing with her older brother, Justin who is 9 years old.
The Wyoming/ West Wyoming Seniors will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21 in St Monica's meeting room with Frank Perfinski presiding.
At the previous meeting, reports were given by the secretary JoAnn Kwasny and treasurer Genny Labaty.
Fifty/Fifty winners were Maryann Paluck, Genny Rooney, Betty OHara and Stanley Mulesky.
Bingo jackpot winner was Joe Shymanski.
Birthday celebrants for August were Olga Mizin, Joe Kosloski, Genny Rooney, Genny Labaty and Angie Zagursky. Servers for the next meeting are Ann Kosloski and Genny Rooney.
The wimpie luncheon will be served after the meeting. There will be refreshments and Bingo will be played.
Guest speaker for the Nov. 6 meeting is Kathleen Kroll from M&T Bank.
The topic will be Elder Fraud.
Plans were discussed for the annual Christmas Dinner to be held Dec. 4.
The Wyoming/West Wyoming 9/10 Boys All Stars posted a 7-1 record enroute to winning the 2012 Tommy's Pizza Corner Tournament.
Team members were Bret Bednarski, Riley Rusyn, Steve Ames, Joe Chiampi, Toby Hallman, Seth Kopcza, Ryan Petrucci, Josh Cumbo, Adam Wisnewski, Dillon Williams and Gavin Bryan.
Coach were Mike Hallman, Jeff Serafin, Steve Ames, Bill Petrucci and Matt Wisnewski.
West Wyoming Hose Company #2 will hold a Night at the Races on Saturday, Oct. 6. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and post time will be 7 p.m.
Members are currently selling horses. Cost of a horse is $10.
Horse owners receive admission to the races as well as free food and drink for the evening.
Horses can also be purchased by calling or faxing the fire department at 287-1182 and leaving a detailed message with name and phone number.
The new Wyoming Area 10th Street PTO officers were elected for the 2012-2013 school year. They are Lesley Ratchford, president; Brunee Coolbaugh, vice president; Sue Sharkey, treasurer; and Marcy Petrucci, secretary.
PTO meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month in the 10th Street School Cafeteria.
The first meeting is at 7 p.m. on Aug. 23. The fundraiser will be sent home with the students during the first week of school.
The PTO meeting dates for the year are: Aug. 23, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb.7, March 7, April 4 and May 2.
The Wyoming Area Education Association of Retirees (WAEA-R) will hold its 10th annual breakfast at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at the Avenue Diner, Wyoming.
There will be door prizes and special favors. Paid reservations are required and are due by Aug. 22.
Call the WA Credit Union at 693-1339 to register.
The price is $10 which includes $1 membership dues.
Those who do not belong to the CU can send a check for the dues or reservation made payable to WAEA-R to WAFCU, 800 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, PA 18644.
Current officers are Phil Russo, president; Steve Harmanos, vice president; Gloria Lawler, treasurer; and Sandy Touw, secretary.
The Luzerne County Democratic Committee will host a golf tournament on Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, Mountaintop.
Registration begins at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
The fee is $125 per person and includes green fees, cart, dinner, refreshments and a gift.
To register, mail a check to Luzerne County Democratic Committee, 39 Public Square, Suite 1000, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Corporate checks cannot be accepted.
Hole sponsorships are also available for $100.
For additional information, contact John Bolin, tournament chairperson, at 760-6137 or email@example.com.
The Wyoming Area Class of 1977 will hold its 35th anniversary reunion from 1 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 29 at The Checkerboard Inn, Carverton Road, Trucksville.
Cost is $40 per person. Reservations can be made by sending checks payable to WA Class of '77, c/o Cindy Yudiski Lynch, 355 Susquehanna Ave., Exeter, PA 18643 or by visiting the Wyoming Area Class of '77 Facebook page.
There will be fresh local produce this Saturday at the Farmers' Market in the Park. The market opens at 9 a.m. every Saturday in the Butler Street Park off Eighth Street.
Craft and food vendors will also be on hand. Additional vendor spaces are still available. Call the borough office at 693-0291 to register.
The event is sponsored by Wyoming Borough and the Wyoming Recreation Board.
The West Wyoming compost yard will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays for residents of West Wyoming and Wyoming Boroughs.
The compost yard accepts brush, branches, leaves and grass. Residents are reminded to take care that yard waste does not contain plastic or recyclable bags. The compost yard does not accept stones or dirt. Compost is also available free of charge to residents of both towns.
A 10-part series began on Tuesday, June 26th and will continue each Tuesday until Aug. 28. The presentations will be held at 10:30 a.m. in St. Monica's Church Hall in West Wyoming and at 7 p.m. in St. Anthony's Center in Exeter.
The topic for this week's presentation is "The Fire of His Love - Prayer and the Life of the Spirit." For more information, call St. Monica's at 693-1991 or St. Barbara's at 654-2103. No registration is needed.
St. Monica's sweat-shirt/T-shirt sale is still underway. This sale offers red t-shirts for $10, crew sweatshirts for $18, hooded sweatshirts for $26 and zip -up hooded sweatshirts for $30. These will be available in both youth and adult sizes. Adult sizes 1X and up will require an additional charge. Order forms are at the entrances of each church site. For more information, contact Tom Tomsak at 237-2188.
A word of thanks to all who contributed to the success of the recent Bingo!
Over $1,000 was raised for the parish. Needs always occur unexpectedly…such as when lightning struck the cross on the top of the Church and reduced it to rubble. Take a look when you drive in.
The Annual Bus Trip to Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown is planned for Sunday, Aug. 26. The The bus will leave from St. Joseph's Church site at 8:15 a.m. For more information and reservations, call Bernadine Regis at 693-2293, Felicia Perlick at 443-9940 or Marilyn Mazzarella at 693-0265.
The Wyoming Free Library now offers Wi-Fi. Bing your laptops and study away.
The next book sale is from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25.
After browsing at the book store located in the church next door to the library, enjoy a chicken barbeque from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday on the church grounds hosted by the Methodist church pastor, staff and parishioners.
The book sale includes book specials, face painting, T-shirt sale, Teddy Bear book table, great raffles and giveaways.
A presentation by Little Miss Library Grace Washney entitled "I Got High Fived" at the Wyoming Free Library will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Check out the doll clothes sale of clothes designed and donated by the "Crafty Ant." All sales go directly toward funding programs at the Library.
For more information, log onto www.wyominglibrary.org or call 693-1364.
The library is located at 358 Wyoming Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.