Around The Towns 1/13/2019

January 13, 2019
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Around The Towns 1/13/2019

Clarks Summit

The Gathering Place for Community, Arts & Education, 304 S. State St., will host a book signing by local author Katie Foley on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Foley will talk about her book “You May Never Be French.” Foley is the mother of a son who has autism. She invites the public and parents of children who live with autism.

This event is free. There will be books available for people to purchase and have signed.


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Glenburn Twp.

Youth ages 8 to 18 interested in learning how to sew are invited to participate in a new 4-H Glenburn Sewing Club, which meets weekly in the township.

Administered in Pennsylvania by Penn State Extension, 4-H is a community of more than 6 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Penn State Extension 4-H youth development educators in all 67 counties administer local 4-H programs through informal education and outreach.

For information on the sewing club, call Hilda Lewis at 570-563-1369. For information on 4-H clubs in Lackawanna County, contact Sandi Graham at the Penn State Extension Lackawanna County office, 570-963-6842.


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The William Walker and Cottage hose companies will give away 25 guns for their first annual gun bingo Saturday, Jan. 26.

The event will begin at 4 p.m. at the William Walker Hose Company, 803 Penn Ave., and a $50 donation for a ticket will allow people to play 20 regular games of bingo. Winners can then choose either cash or a gun as their prize.

Additionally, there will be five special games of bingo for $10 per game, and winners will receive select guns with no cash option.

Karen Bowerman, William Walker’s spokeswoman, said the companies have already sold 200 tickets.

The idea to hold a gun bingo came after members of the hose companies saw the success of purse bingos and wondered what else they could use as a bingo prize, she said.

Refreshments including hot dogs, burgers, nachos, soda and bottled water will also be for sale. All proceeds will be used to purchase and maintain equipment.

Tickets are available from members of either hose company, at the Mayfield Borough Building, 739 Penn Ave., and will be available at the door until sold out. To purchase tickets by phone, call 570-282-6059.

A full list of prizes is available online www.59fire.com.




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The Whitmore Hose Company will hold a cabbage roll dinner Sunday, Jan. 27.

Takeout and sit-down dinners will be available at the company building, 305 Depew Ave., from noon until sold out.

Tickets will be $10 and are available at the Mayfield Municipal Building, by calling 570-876-4391, or from any company member.

For free home delivery within a radius of 3 miles, call the company building at 570-876-3776.




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Mayfield is looking for cooperation from civic groups in town to schedule fundraisers throughout 2019.

Borough Secretary Phyllis Jaskowiec explained that the borough tries to work with civic groups to prevent fundraisers from conflicting with each other by falling on the same day. The borough wants to ensure each group’s fundraiser is as effective as possible, she said.

Any civic group or organization planning an event is asked to call Jaskowiec at 570-876-4391.




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Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, how lovely were your branches.

But those branches are probably starting to look less than lovely these days, so city residents can place their used Christmas trees at curbs for pickup by Department of Public Works employees, Councilman Tim Perry announced at council’s meeting Monday.

The DPW tree crew will be going into neighborhoods to chip Christmas trees on site through the rest of January.

Residents can also drop off their real Christmas trees at the Lackawanna County Recycling Center, 3400 Boulevard Ave., weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

There’s no charge to recycle the trees, but they must be stripped of all ornaments, lights and tinsel before drop-off. The trees will be ground up and turned into compost.



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The Lackawanna County Commissioners 2019 Winter Golf Clinic will run from Feb. 25 to March 22 at the gym at Goodwill Industries of NEPA’s administrative headquarters, 925 Prospect Ave.

Local golf professionals will help both adults and children between the ages of eight and 16 improve their golf game at the clinic, which costs $40 per person. The program can be especially useful for beginner-level golfers, who’ll have an opportunity to learn the game the right way from the start, said Mark Dougher, interim director of the county Parks and Recreation Department.

The four weekly sessions for adults will run Mondays through Thursdays, starting Feb. 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. A second session for adults will be offered on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8 to 9:30 p.m. The youth sessions will take place on four consecutive Fridays, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., beginning March 1.

For information, call 570-963-6764. Registration applications are available online at lackawannacounty.org by clicking the “parks and recreation” link under the “our administration” tab.


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State troopers at the Blooming Grove station recently received “First Responder Appreciation” gift bags from Wallenpaupack South Elementary fifth-grade student ambassadors.

Students designed and decorated the gift bags to express their gratitude toward the troopers and, in return, received Junior Trooper certificates as a thank-you.

The students also took a tour of the barracks, got a firsthand look inside a state police vehicle and learned about the troopers’ responsibilities.



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