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Wyoming Free Library announced the following children’s programing:

 LEGO Club will meet from 11 a.m. to noon the following Saturdays:  Feb. 24, March 31 and April 28. This program is free and suitable for children of all ages. Registration is required. Please call the library to reserve a spot.

Preschool story time for children between ages 3 to 5 will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 19 to April 2.

The library will host a series of hands-on Nintendo Switch sessions. Participants will have the chance to play the following games: Mario Kart Deluxe 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3; Just Dance 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, and ARMS from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Registration is required and space is limited.

West Wyoming taxes

West Wyoming Tax Collector Robert F. Connors reminds residents the 2018 county/borough taxes were issued Feb. 12. Collection hours have changed. The new hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the borough building.

If you have an escrow, please forward the tax bill to your mortgage company.

If you didn’t receive your bill, please call 570-693-1311 option 4.

If paying by mail, please include the original bill with your payment along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you need a receipt.

Wyoming/ West Wyoming parade news

The Wyoming/West Wyoming Memorial Day Parade committee is looking for organizations interested in participating in the annual Memorial Day parade. In addition to organizations, the committee is also looking for antique cars and unique cars for the parade. The parade is a tradition on the west side and parade chairman Jerry Stofko would like to see the event grow even larger this year.

If your organization would like to participate, call 570-507-4656 or email jerrykatie@comcast.net.

Wyoming/West Wyoming Little League registration

Wyoming/West Wyoming Little League’s online registration is now open for all divisions. Interested players can register online at www.wyomingwestwyomingll.com. This includes all participants in GWA softball and junior/senior baseball divisions. 

In-person registration also will take place at MVP Sports Academy from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21. 

Registrants are encouraged to visit the league’s website for all information and documentation required for registration. 

The league will once again provide free baseball mitts for all first-year registrants from Wyoming and West Wyoming only, in tee ball through majors divisions.

St. Monica’s pierogi sale

St. Monica’s Parish, West Eighth Street, West Wyoming, is having a pre-Lenten pierogi sale. Pierogi are $8 per dozen. They will be made fresh Feb. 22 and Feb. 23 and will be available for pick up before or after 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday, Feb. 24.

Order forms are located at both entrances of the church or by calling Maria Parra at 570-709-2335. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Wyoming sanitation fee

Wyoming Borough Sanitation Department has mailed the 2018 annual trash fees.

The discount period ended Feb. 15. The fee is now $200 through May 15.

Late payments made after May 15 will be $250, no exceptions.

Vacant properties are not exempt from the garbage fee. Rental property owners are reminded the property owner is responsible for payment of trash fees, not the tenant.

Please mail checks or money orders to: Wyoming  Borough Sanitation, 277 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, PA 18644. No cash payments will be accepted. For your convenience, Wyoming Borough now has a payment box located by the entrance of the building.

West Wyoming sanitation fee

West Wyoming has mailed invoices for the 2018 sanitation fee. All residences in West Wyoming must purchase a sticker.

The cost remains the same as last year, $200. Rebate period has ended. Stickers purchased through Feb. 28, will be charged $200. After Feb. 28, the cost will be $300 for the year and citations will be filed with the district magistrate for noncompliance with the ordinance.

Payment for the sanitation bill can be sent to West Wyoming Borough Building, 464 W. Eighth St., West Wyoming, PA 18644. For the added convenience of residents, credit cards are accepted.

Exeter sanitation fee

Exeter Borough announced refuse stickers went on sale in December at the borough building.

Price of the sticker is $180. Seniors 65 and older will pay $130. There is a rebate price of $150 for regular and $110 for seniors for those purchasing stickers by Feb. 28.

 

 

Stickers must be purchased by March 31 to avoid a penalty.

Stickers can be purchased at the Exeter Borough Town Hall, 1101 Wyoming Ave., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. There also will be evening hours from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays in February. You also can send for a sticker by mail by sending a check or money order to Exeter Borough Refuse, 1101 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, PA 18643.

For information, call Lynda at 570-654-3001, ext. 2.

Exeter recycling

Exeter now has single stream recycling. Recycling will still be collected Mondays. All recyclables can now be placed in the same container and placed out weekly.

A flyer is in the white mailbox in front of the borough building with a list of what can and cannot be put out. Everything on the calendar is still recyclable, with the exception of shredded paper. Also, items are on the list that weren’t picked up before.

Place recyclables curbside the night before collection or by 6 a.m. the morning of.

For information, call Lynda at 570-654-3001, ext. 2 or Karen at 570-654-0933.

Eileen Cipriani writes about Exeter, Wyoming and West Wyoming. To include an item in her column, contact her at ecipriani@pittstonprogress.com or 570-301-2185.