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The Pittston Area Leos Club is hosting a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, at Pittston Area High School, 5 Stout St., Yatesville.

The fair will feature more than 40 vendors and will host Chef Corner’s as the featured caterer of the event. Try and get there early as the first 100 guests will receive a designer Leo bag. The event will also feature a bake sale, a themed basket raffle and live musical entertainment from Bob Lemoncelli.

For information, contact Annmarie Paddock at 570-407-0231.

Jenkins Twp. electronics


Jenkins Twp. is hosting this year’s electronics recycling event from Saturday, Aug. 3, through Friday Aug. 16, at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building, 46½ Main St., in Inkerman. Items can be dropped off from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is only one Saturday recycling day, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3.

Jenkins Twp. residents will be charged $5 and seniors 65 and older can recycle their items for free. Also, any resident who requires assistance due to an ailment must call the township to make arrangements for the Department of Public Works to come and pick up your items for a fee. Please call 570-654-3315, to schedule an appointment.

All proceeds will be donated to the Pittston Memorial Library, the Care & Concern Free Health Clinic at St. John the Evangelist and the Greater Pittston Food Pantry.

Items that will be accepted are as follows: desktop and laptop computers, keyboards and mouses, printers, cables and cords, calculators, speakers, radios, audio/visual equipment, DVD players and VCRs, gaming systems, speakers, televisions (no projection TVs), fax machines, stereos, telephones or cell phones and scanners.

Anyone caught on camera placing items without a sticker will be prosecuted by the Jenkins Twp. Police Department. For information, please call 570-654-3315.

PTAA Smile fundraiser

Pittston Twp. Ambulance Association is hosting a fundraiser that is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. The PTAA is hosting a fundraiser through the AmazonSmile Foundation website. is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same selection of products as, the only difference is that when you shop at, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates a small percentage of your purchase price on eligible items to a charitable organization such as the PTAA.

To participate, go to, log in with your Amazon username and password, in the search bar type in Pittston Twp. Ambulance Association, the name will appear and the year it started, 1977. Once you’ve selected it, the website will redirect you to where you go about your normal shopping.

Also, there are still two seats open on the ambulance board of directors. The search will continue until 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, when applications will be reviewed by a committee, with a recommendation being presented before the existing board for vote. The new board members will not be seated until the September meeting.

Duties include attending monthly board meetings, reviewing emergency services information, providing input and voting on business related issues.

Board members do not respond to 911 calls. Anyone interested may send a letter of interest or resume to 24 Bryden St., Pittston Twp. or call the PTAA at 570-654-4717 or email at

DePrimo memorial

golf tournament

The 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial Fund of the Luzerne Foundation will host its 11th annual golf tournament.

The golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10, at San Spring Golf Course in Drums. Registration is at 7 a.m. with shotgun start at 8.

Cost is $75, which includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, dinner and prizes. Visit for information and to pre-register.

Jenkins zoning information

Jenkins Twp. Zoning Officer JoElle Dougherty reminds residents that work being done on your property may require permits, such as additions, decks, pools, sidewalks and driveways. Building permits are required for these as well as roof, window, plumbing and electrical work.

For information, call JoElle at 570-654-3315.

Notice also is given to all businesses in the township that signs cannot be placed on poles or in the ground anywhere in Jenkins Twp. Doing so is considered a violation and is subject to fines.

Pittston Twp. yard waste and bulk collections

Residents are reminded to pick up their 2019 Refuse Permit at the Pittston Twp. Municipal Building, 421 Broad St., daily between the hours of 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. If residents have not or do not purchase a permit, the refuse or recycling will not be collected.

Yard waste will be picked up the first and third Tuesday of the month in the areas of Browntown, Cork Lane, Tedrick and Market streets, west of the bypass, Stauffer Heights, Center Street, Laurel Street, Doly Street, Mill Street, Horizon Estates and Stauffer Pointe. The second and fourth Tuesday of the month, yard waste will be picked up in the areas of Butler Heights and Route 315, Suscon Road, Pocono Ridge Estates, Houston City, Glendale, Route 502 and Quail Hill.

Yard waste must be in open containers or paper bags. The following items cannot be picked up: rocks, concrete, stone, tree stumps, lumber, plastics, plastic bags and ashes. To schedule a collection, contact the municipal building at 570-654-0161 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. the day before. Pittston Twp. residents are reminded bulk item collection is limited to 12 per year with a yellow sticker. Bulk item pickup is allowed one per month per residence.

Jenkins Twp. yard waste

Jenkins Twp.’s red yard waste containers are available for sale for $11 each at the municipal building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman.

Yard waste will be picked up every Thursday. Residents are reminded to put yard waste in the appropriate containers. Containers must have perforations on the bottom, handles on each side and cannot have a lid on top. They may not have rims on the top, wheels on the bottom or exceed 20 gallons.

The filled yard waste containers cannot weigh more than 30 pounds. If there are branches in the container, they must not be more than 3 feet long, and they must be bundled and tied together for a manageable pickup.

Notice is being given to any resident caught dumping yard waste in any vacant lot or any municipal property this is also a violation and you will be subject to fines.

Recent infestations of bed bugs have spread from mattresses to employees as they make curbside pickups. Therefore, mattresses and box springs must be bagged and sealed in plastic mattress bags when placed curbside. Items may be set out on your regularly scheduled trash/bulk service day. Call 570-654-3315 for details.

Jenkins trash fee

Jenkins Twp. reminds resident’s payment of the 2019 refuse and recycling sticker is past due. The names of anyone with unpaid balances will be sent to

the police department for enforcement.

Anyone who wishes to upgrade their service to the next size may do so by bringing proof of the current sticker for the bin size and a copy of the paid invoice to the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Office, 46½ Main St., in Inkerman.

Bulk stickers also are available for purchase. Residents must purchase a full sheet of six stickers for $30. Major credit cards are accepted.

Residents are advised they no longer have to schedule a pickup with County Waste for bulk items. Just place items out Monday evening or by approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday for bulk items to be picked up. Tires, building materials, automobile parts and electronics are not accepted. Mattresses and box springs must be wrapped in plastic. For information, call 570-654-3315.

Pittston Twp. meeting

Pittston Twp. Supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at the municipal building, 421 Broad St., Meetings are normally held the third Monday of the month.

Jenkins Twp. meetings

Jenkins Twp. lists the following upcoming township meetings:

Jenkins Twp. Board of Supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14. The board of supervisors normally meets the second Wednesday of every month.

Jenkins Twp. Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15.

The planning commission normally meets the third Thursday of every month.

All meetings will be held at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman.

For information about township meetings, please call 570-654-3315.

Jenkins seniors

The Jenkins Twp. Senior Citizen Organization’s next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Jenkins Twp. Hose Company, 2 Second St. The group normally meets the third Tuesday of every month. New members are welcome. For information, contact Jean Mudlock at 570-654-9710.

Happy birthday

Happy Birthday to Kendall Melochick, Regina Niedzwiecki, and Alyssa Getz

Bellas, Aug. 13; Stephen Stoss, Tara “Kennedy” Harrison, Cullen Fritz,

Chenice Chappel, Matt Podrasky, Olivia Yeosock and Dave Hines, Aug. 14;

Kyle Brown, Ken Scialpi, Marlene Renfer Stephenson, Brandon Bilwin, Naomi

Lynn Handzelek, Rebecca O’Hara, Donato D’Andrea and Dan Kratz Jr., Aug.

15; Bob Kalinowski, and Michelle Green, Aug. 16; Carlena Semenza, Meaghan

Bone, Kirk McCauley, Bob Linskey, Charlie Cino, and Sam Parente, Aug. 17;

Len Benzi, Eddie Burdulis, and Bryce Mattingly, Aug. 18; Liz Baumeister, and John

Odom, Aug. 19. Make it one to remember!

Wise words of the week

“You have to make it happen.” — Denis Diderot

Nico Rossi writes about Jenkins Twp. and Pittston Twp. To list an item, email or call 570-348-9100, ext. 5202 by Monday.