This Tuesday, is Election Day. As many of you know, this is a very hotly-contested election that will most likely be won by a razor thin margin.
While the right to vote is something not all Americans choose to exercise, one thing we can all do is thank the brave men and women who have defended our country's right to make that choice and live a in a free democracy.
Just one of the ways we can say thank you to these brave men and women is by supporting the Ladies Auxiliary to V.F.W. Post 8335's bingo party for veterans. The party will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 for patients at the V.A. Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre.
The ladies are collecting the following unwrapped items to be given as prizes or gifts at the event: sweat shirts, sweat pants, T-shirts (all sizes especially XXL and XXXL), slippers, diabetic socks, blankets, throws, afghans, books, magazines, puzzles, games, cards, shaving cream and deodorant. Monetary gifts are also acceptable. Food, glass or sharp objects cannot be accepted.
Donations can be dropped off at the post home, 915 Main St., until 5 p.m. on Nov. 7. The ladies will leave the post home at 5:30 p.m. to go to the V.A. Medical Center. Transportation is available to members who need it.
The auxiliary will finalize plans at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5 at the post home. President June Fitzgerald will preside over this meeting. Marilyn O'Boyle and Mickey Vermac will be the hostesses.
Queen of the Apostles Parish will have All Souls Day cemetery services at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Cemetery and at 4 p.m. at SS. Peter and Paul's Cemetery today, Nov. 4.
The annual appeal committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 and 21 in the rectory, 715 Hawthorne St.
The building and grounds committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 and Monday, Nov. 26 in the rectory.
The youth group will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11 in St. Mary's School auditorium, 742 Spring St. Call Lori Ostrowski, director of youth ministry, at 457-8840 for details.
The parish council will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 in the rectory.
The social concerns/respect life committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16 in St. Mary's School auditorium.
The worship committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19 in the rectory.
Avoca Borough will have yard waste collections on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and 20, weather permitting.
In addition to collecting grass clippings and leaves, borough workers will also collect other yard waste, including shrubs, hedge clippings and tree limbs.
Grass clippings and leaves can be placed in the same container; however, the other collection items must be placed in a separate container.
The recycling center will not accept grass and leaves that are combined with the other forms of yard waste.
Tree limbs should not exceed three feet in length and one-half inch in diameter. Rocks, stones, dirt and animal waste are not acceptable forms of yard waste and will not be collected.
A maximum of three open containers, not exceeding 30 pounds, will be allowed per collection.
Residents should not put collection items in plastic bags. They will not be collected.
Collection items should be placed curbside by 8 a.m.
Avoca Borough will collect ashes every Wednesday. Residents are asked to place them curbside by 8 a.m. on the collection date.
The Moosic recycling truck will be at the Avoca Municipal Garage, 1106 Plane St., from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Thursday, instead of Wednesday.
Avoca residents are invited to recycle newspaper and commingled glass, plastic and metal bottles, cans and jars.
All lids should be removed and disposed of in home trash. Containers should be rinsed, plastics and metals should be flattened and glass should not be broken.
The new system allows paper to be mixed with cardboard.
All recyclables should be placed in the appropriate compartment of the truck.
Residents are urged to read and follow the signs on the recycling tuck.
The recycling area will be monitored and violators can be fined or banned from future recycling privileges.
Recycling flyers are available in the lobby of the Avoca Municipal Building and at the recycling trailer.
Avoca Borough Council will have its regular work session and monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Avoca Municipal Building, 752 Main St. Council President Joseph Satkowski will preside.
The Avoca Borough Council would like residents to know it is considering adopting a landlord/tenant ordinance.
George R. Siracuse, President of Strategic Financial Planners, Inc. will conduct a free senior strategies workshop at noon on Sunday, Nov. 11 in St. Mary's School auditorium, 742 Spring St.