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It might be autumn, but the Sons of the American Legion are bringing back a summertime favorite this weekend.

Duryea Sons of the American Legion Squadron 585 will have a homemade potato pancake sale from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the American Legion Brennan Regan Post 585, 329 Main St.

The cost is $2.50 for three potato pancakes. Extra sour cream is 50 cents.

Takeouts will be available. Pre-orders will not be accepted.

VFW entertainment

Duryea Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1227 will have live entertainment throughout the month at the post home, 492 Stephenson St.

Saturday, Oct. 5, the veterans are pleased to welcome Blue Moon Sun, which will play classic rock hits from 7 to 11 p.m.

At 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, Chris Shrive and Ashley Marie from Flatland Ruckus will play an acoustic set of your country favorites.

Collection schedule

Duryea Street Department collection schedule for the week of Oct. 6 is as follows: garbage, Monday, Oct. 7, and Tuesday, Oct. 8, and yard waste, Friday, Oct. 11. There is no recycling this week.

The department reminds residents leaves will not be collected if they are in bins or bags. All leaves must be raked and piled curbside to be picked up by the borough’s leaf vac truck.

Sewer Authority meeting

Duryea Borough Sewer Authority will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at the municipal building, 315 Main St. The public is invited to attend.

Council meeting

Duryea Borough Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the municipal building, 315 Main St. The public work session is at 6:30 p.m. and the regular meeting is at 7.

Revival meetings at

Independent Bible Church

Independent Bible Church of Duryea will host revival meetings with evangelist Barry Webb of Barry Webb Evangelistic Ministries at 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, and at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, through Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the church, 328 Main St. The public is invited.

Rosary recitation

Knights of Columbus Council 5940 will lead a public recitation of the rosary at noon Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Healey Memorial Playground, 398 Foote Ave., Duryea. The Knights of Columbus are dedicated to promoting devotion to the rosary, especially during October, which is dedicated to praying the rosary in the Catholic church. For information, contact Joseph Musto at 570-905-0872.

Little League meeting

Greater Pittston Area Little League, consisting of Avoca/Dupont, Duryea and Pittston City, will have a general meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1227, 492 Stephenson St.

The upcoming merger of the three leagues will be discussed at this time. All officers from each league are required to attend. The meeting is open to the public and anyone interested in volunteering in any capacity.

Community trunk or treat and haunted house

Duryea Borough will host its annual trunk or treat from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in the former Sacred Heart of Jesus Church parking lot, 529 Stephenson St.

In conjunction with trunk or treat, the Holy Rosary School eighth grade class will host a haunted house from 7 to 9 p.m. in the former Sacred Heart of Jesus Rectory. Admission is $2. All proceeds will benefit St. Joseph’s Center, Scranton.

For event information or to learn how you or your business can sponsor a trunk, please contact Leigh Ann Balchune at 570-954-9189 or or Stephanie Shupp at

SAL Halloween party

Duryea Sons of the American Legion Squadron 585 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1227 will host a children’s Halloween costume party from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the VFW, 492 Stephenson St.

Children ages infant to 12 years old are invited to attend and will be treated to hot dogs, pizza, snacks, soft drinks and candy. There also will be a costume contest with prizes.

All guests must pre-register at the VFW or the American Legion by Wednesday, Oct. 23.

Legion adult Halloween party

Duryea American Legion Brennan Regan Post 585 will host a Halloween party for adults from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 26, at the post home, 329 Main St. There will be a costume contest with cash prizes and live entertainment by The Rock and Roll Guys.

Sportsman’s bingo at

Germania Hose Company

Germania Hose Company will host a sportsman’s bingo Sunday, Nov. 3, at Germania, 430 Foote Ave. The doors open at 11:30 a.m. and games start at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door, if space is available. Tickets include 16 regular games and a dabber. There also will be five specials at $10 per game. Each winner will receive a prize. In the event of multiple winners, a high ball will win the prize.

There also will be 50/50 raffles, pull tab bingos and a concession area for additional purchase.

The game prizes include a Ruger American Predator 22-.250, Sig Sauer P365 Compact 9mm, Henry Varminter Lever 17 HMR, Canik TP9SFX 9mm, Rock Island 1911 GI 45ACP, Remington 870 Express with Turkey Camo, Remington Model Seven .308 and Smith and Wesson Bodyguard with Laser .380, four Pig Hunts from North Mountain Outfitter’s and four $350 gift cards to Lonesome Road Archery. The five special games will include additional rifles, handguns and crossbows as prizes.

All winners must redeem their prize. All local, state and federal laws apply for all firearm winners.

For information and tickets, please contact Fire Chief Joe Korea at 570-499-2350 or Dive Captain Mike Shovlin 570-332-4127.

Recovery meetings

SMART Recovery meets from 5:45 to 7 p.m. every Monday at the former Sacred Heart Hall of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, 529 Stephenson St. For information, call 570 457-3337 or visit and Smart Recovery NEPA on Facebook.

Al-Anon meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Brick United Methodist Church, 935 Foote Ave. This group is an anonymous 12-step program of recovery for families and friends of addicts and alcoholics.

Yom Kippur

I’d like to wish a blessed Yom Kippur to our friends and neighbors of the Jewish faith as they observe this holiest day of the year.

Happy anniversary

Happy anniversary to my husband, Jim. We will celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary Friday, Oct. 11. Jim, you truly are one of a kind, and I am so happy that you’re mine! I love you!

Happy birthday

Happy birthday to Lynn Marie Stasik-Dolan on Sunday, Oct. 6.

Happy birthday to my cousin, Faith Wudarski, on Friday, Oct. 11.

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

Thanks for reading, and have a great week!

Jackie Borthwick-Galvin writes about Duryea every week. To list an item, email or call 570-301-2171 by 5 p.m. Monday.