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Come one, come all and come hungry!

Germania Hose Company will have its annual all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 18, at the hose company, 430 Foote Ave. The menu includes sausage, ham, home fries, eggs, pancakes, rolls, coffee and juice.

Tickets, which are $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger, can be purchased at the door.

Holy Rosary news

Congratulations to the Holy Rosary School students in grades 6 and 8 who recently participated in the school’s National History Day Fair. The students competed with an individual or a group entry in one of five categories: documentary, exhibit, paper, performance or website.

The students will compete in a series of regional contests in March with the top entries advancing to state/affiliate contests. The top two entries in each category and division in the state contest are invited to compete at the National Contest in June.

Holiday hours

Duryea Borough municipal building, offices and street department will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, in observance of Presidents Day.

Garbage will be collected Tuesday and Wednesday and recycling will be collected on Thursday and Friday of that week.

Garbage fee

Duryea residents can purchase 2018 garbage stickers at the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St., from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Although there are no longer evening hours at the municipal building, residents can receive their garbage sticker by mail by mailing a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the municipal building.

The cost, with the additional $10 late fee, is as follows: one bag per week, $110; two bags per week, $165; three bags per week, $205; and four bags per week, $245.

Garbage will not be picked up without a 2018 sticker displayed in the window.

Little League registration

Online registration for the 2018 spring Duryea Little League season is currently available at the league website,

The final online registration date is Monday, Feb. 19.

As of Jan. 1, the USA Baseball Bat Standard is in effect.

For information and a complete list of approved bats for this season, visit

Softball registration

Softball registration for the spring Little League season is available at

All girls ages 7-14 living within the boundaries of the Pittston Area School District are eligible to play.

The divisions are minors, majors and juniors. A senior division for girls ages 14-16 is tentative. The number of teams depends on the number of players registered.

The cost to register for the softball league is $100 per child with a $150 maximum per family.

This fee also includes one ticket per family to a future Pittston Twp. purse bingo fundraiser.

The registration deadline is Thursday, March 1.

For information, call 570-212-2347.

Four-Boro Ministerium

The Four-Boro Ministerium of Avoca, Duryea, Moosic and Old Forge will have its weekly ecumenical Lenten service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Bethel United Methodist Church, 532 Main St., Avoca.

The Rev. Phillip Sladicka, pastor of Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca, will be the guest preacher at the service.

A weekly collection will be taken to support the food pantry at the Moosic United Methodist Church.

Crime Watch meeting

Duryea Crime Watch will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the municipal building, 315 Main St. The public is encouraged to attend.

VFW entertainment

Come out for a night of good music with good friends when The Sperazza Band entertains the audience from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Duryea Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1227, 492 Stephenson St.

American Legion auxiliary

soup, chili and bake sale

Duryea American Legion Brennan Regan Post 585 Auxiliary will hold a soup, chili and bake sale from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at the post home, 329 Main St.

Assorted flavors of homemade soups are available for $4.50 per container and chili costs $5.50.

SAL pasta dinner

Sons of the American Legion Squadron 585 will host a pasta and meatball dinner from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Brennan Regan Post, 329 Main St.

The cost is $8 and includes pasta, meatballs, homemade sauce by chef KC Przywara, salad, bread and butter.

Takeouts are available. Delivery also is available in Duryea.

To purchase advance tickets, please stop by the post home.

Food distribution

The monthly distribution of non-perishable food items delivered from the food bank will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, March 12, in the parish hall in the lower level of Holy Rosary Church of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, 125 Stephenson St.

Anyone who cannot access the church hall stairs or place items in their vehicles can make advance arrangements for assistance. Deliveries are not available.

Individuals and households who meet the family size, household income and residency guidelines should contact Lois Hanczyc at 570-457-2482 to complete the necessary registration materials by Monday, March 5.

Anyone not interested in being enrolled in the program any longer should contact Lois to be removed from the list.

The income guidelines, which include household size and annual, monthly and weekly income, are as follows: one person, $17,505 annually, $1,459 monthly and $337 weekly; two people, $23,595, $1,966 and $454; three people, $29,685, $2,474 and $571; four people, $35,775, $2,981 and $688. For each additional person, add $6,090, $508 and $117.

In order to qualify for future distributions, individuals and households must register by the Monday prior to the distribution date. During the distribution time, the registered member of the household is required to bring a valid driver’s license or photo ID, as well as proof of residence, such as a bill, report card or official documentation for each member of the household.

Failure to provide the necessary documentation required by CEO Food Bank will result in no distribution at the time of pick up.

For information, contact organizers and Duryea residents Jef Bauman at 570-881-6006 or, Lois Hancyzc at 570-457-2482 or Ed Ameika at 570-212-1479. You also can contact the CEO Weinberg Northeast Regional Foodbank at 570-908-2222.

Council meeting

Duryea Borough Council will meet Tuesday, March 13, at the municipal building, 315 Main St.

The public work session is at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting is at 7 p.m.

Nativity Lenten food sales

Nativity of Our Lord Parish will have Lenten food sales from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., or until sold out, Friday, March 16, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Hall, 529 Stephenson St.

The Lenten food sale will include homemade Manhattan (red) clam chowder along with homemade pierogi (prepared or frozen), haluski, pizza (baked or unbaked) and a bake sale.

Duryea at Dusk

Save the date!

Duryea at Dusk will hold its second annual 5K run, 1-mile walk and family festival Saturday, June 2, at the Duryea Community Park, located behind the municipal building, 315 Main St.

The festival begins at 5 p.m. followed by the race and walk at 7 p.m.

For additional information, visit

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery’s Bi-Weekly Support Group meets from 5:45 to 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month, at Nativity of Our Lord Parish hall, (formerly Sacred Heart hall), 529 Stephenson St. Duryea.

SMART Recovery’s 4-Point Program helps people recover from all types of substance use disorders or any unwanted behaviors. These include alcohol/drugs, prescription drugs, nicotine, co-dependency, compulsive overeating or any behavior change.

For information, visit or

Al-Anon meetings

Al-Anon meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Brick United Methodist Church, 935 Foote Ave.

This is an anonymous 12-step program of recovery for families and friends of addicts and alcoholics.

There are no dues or fees. Meetings last approximately one hour. The public is invited.

That’s about it for this week, my friends.

If you would like to send out a birthday, anniversary or get well wish or have your organization’s upcoming meetings, events or fundraisers listed in next week’s edition of the Duryea community news, please contact me.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Jackie Borthwick-Galvin writes about Duryea every week for Greater Pittston Progress. To list a news item, email her at or call 570-301-2171 by 5 p.m. Monday.