Pizza and chowder sale: William Walker Hose Co., 803 Penn Ave. in Mayfield, will offer pizza and clam chowder for sale Fridays, March 8, 15, 22 and 29, and April 5, 3-7 p.m. Cooked or uncooked pizza is $10 per tray. Manhattan clam chowder is $10 for 32-ounces or $5 for 16 ounces. Call 570-282-6059 for information or to order.
Sandwich sale: Citizens for a Healthy Jessup will hold a takeout-only porketta sandwich sale on Saturday, March 9. Cost is three sandwiches for $10. Pickup from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jessup Hose Co. No. 2, 333 Hill St. in Jessup. To order, call 570-489-3929 or text to 570-881-4518.
Church supper: Community Bible Church, 1700 Heart Lake Road, Route 107 near Heart Lake Corners, will host a Souper Saturday on March 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A buffet of homemade soups and baked goods will be featured. The church’s music ministry team will perform classic popular tunes as well as country gospel songs. Visit CBCGreenfieldTwp.PA on Facebook for more information.
The Blakely Primitive Methodist Church, 313 First St. in Blakely, will host a free lunch on Saturday, March 9, at noon. Lunches will be held on the second Saturday of each month. All are invited to attend.
Marine dinner: The Northeastern Detachment of the Marine Corps League and Museum, 1340 Alder St. in Scranton, will hold its annual ham and cabbage dinner on Saturday March 9, noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. The public is welcome.
Ride with the Twirlettes: The Double “R” Twirlettes will perform in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16. A bus will leave from Peckville and seats are available for $40 per person. See performers from around the world march up Fifth Avenue, plus have the day free in the city to sight see, shop, take in a Broadway show, etc. For more information or to make a reservation, call 570-499-7518.
Rummage and bake sale: Throop Hose Co No. 1, 512 Center St. will hold a rummage and bake sale on Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations are appreciated and may be dropped off at the hose company hall 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20 and 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 21 and 22. Call 570-383-1019 or 570-489-8703.
Flapjack fundraiser: Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church will hold a “Flapjack Fundraiser” at Applebee’s in the Viewmont Mall on Saturday, March 30, 8-10 a.m. Tickets cost $8; $4 for children 7 and younger. Included are unlimited pancakes, syrup, butter, sausage links and a beverage choice. To purchase tickets call 570-614-3860 or 570-489-4868.
Fish dinner: William Walker Hose Co., 803 Penn Ave. in Mayfield, will hold its annual fish dinner (eat-in or take-out) on Friday April 12, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dinner will include hand-breaded fried haddock, baked potato, coleslaw and dessert. Price will be $10 pre-sale or $12 at the door. Tickets are available from members, at the Mayfield Borough Office, or call 570-282-6059.
Solve a mystery: On Sunday, Feb. 24, as members of the First Presbyterian Church in Jessup came to worship services, they were greeted on the top of the steps by a 2-foot statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is in tact except the right hand is broken off. Where did it come from and how did it get there? If you know, call 570-489-8893.
Night at the races: Eureka Hose Co. No. 4, 717 E. Grant St. in Olyphant, along with the Mid Valley Youth Soccer League, will cosponsor a Night-at-the-Races on Saturday, April 6, at the fire company station. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with the first horse race 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 and include buffet and refreshments and are available from members of both groups. Horse race sponsorships and horse naming forms are being circulated. Must be 21 or older to attend. Proceeds benefit both volunteer organizations. For further information, call 570-383-1406 or 570-892-9257.
Pierogie sale: All Saints Orthodox Church, 211 Willow Ave. in Olyphant, sells frozen pierogies Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., and Sundays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Price is $6.50 per dozen. Call 570-383-0785 or 570-489-5591 for more information.
Food/clothing distribution: Rescue & Restore Church, 125 Lackawanna Ave. in Olyphant, now offers food distribution on the first Monday of each month (next distribution April 1), 2-4 p.m. The church also has a clothing distribution on the first Friday of each month (next distribution April 5) 2-4 p.m. The church is in need of clothing, especially winter clothing.
Cookbook club: The Valley Community Library, 739 River St. in Peckville, has a cookbook club, which meets on the first Wednesday of each month (next meeting April 3) at 6 p.m. Registration is required and may be done in person at the library, where the current month’s cookbook is available for viewing. For more information, call 570-489-1765 or visit the library’s Facebook page.
State issues: A representative for state Rep. Kevin Haggerty’s office will be available at the Throop Civic Center, 500 Sanderson St., on the first Wednesday of the month from 9-10 a.m. (Next visit is April 3).
Bingo night: Sacred Hearts Of Jesus and Mary Church, 624 Madison Ave. in Jermyn, holds bingo on the first and third Wednesdays of each month (next bingo night: March 20; no bingo March 6). Doors open at 5 p.m., early bird games begin at 6 p.m. and regular games begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. The evening includes homemade foods such as chili, pierogies, soups and desserts, along with specialty games, refreshments, door prizes and a progressive jackpot starting at $1,050 with 49 pills (if not awarded, there will be a consolation prize of $500). Call 570-876-1061 for more information.
• A food pantry will be open on the last Wednesday of the month (next pantry: March 27) from 11 a.m. to noon at the church. Call 570-876-4896 for more information.
Lenten food sale: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5544, 205 Dolph St. in Jessup, will hold it’s takeout-only Lenten food and clam chowder sale on Fridays, March 8, March 22 and April 5, noon to 5 p.m. or until sold out. Red clam chowder (Manhattan) $7.50 per quart $5 per pint; white (New England) chowder $9 per quart, $6 per pint; crab bisque $11 per quart, $6 per pint; halushki $5.75 per quart, $4 per pint; tuna hoagies $5.75; pierogies w/butter & onions, deep fried or deep fried w/butter & onions $10 per dozen, $5.75 pre half dozen, $1 each; potato pancakes $1 each. Call 570-489-7070 no later than the prior Wednesday to place an order.
Church sandwich sale: Blessed Sacrament Parish’s Holy Name Society, 215 Rebecca St. in Throop, will hold a sausage and peppers sandwich sale on Saturday, March 9. Sandwiches are $5, and will be available from 3-7 p.m. or until sold-out. Eat in or take out. Soft drinks and bottled water will also be available. Advance orders can be placed by calling 570-840-1283 or 570-489-1963.
Parade Day at Kenny’s: On Parade Day, March 9, at Kenny’s Pub, 153 Spruce St. Archbald, hot ham and cabbage dinners will be served beginning at 4 p.m. and live Irish music will be performed all evening. For reservations, call 570-904-1095
Lions trivia night: The Eynon-Archbald Lions Club will be hosting a Trivia Night on Saturday, March 23, at 6 p.m. at the Wozniak-Pavloski Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7963, 284 Main St. in Eynon. Tickets are $20, which includes trivia games, freshly made hoagies, snacks and complimentary drinks. Team tables of eight are suggested. Tickets must be purchased prior to event by calling 570-881-6473.
Community lunch: The free community lunch will be served at the Red Door Cafe at the Peckville United Methodist Church, 732 Main St., on the fourth Saturday of each month, (next meal is on March 23, noon to 1 p.m.).
Church outreach: St. James-George Episcopal Church, 398 Washington Ave. in Jermyn, will hold its free community meal on the last Saturday of the month (March. 23), 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The church also has a food pantry which is open on the last Wednesday of the month (Feb. 27), 11 a.m. to noon.
Suicide prevention class: The Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative will offer free training on suicide prevention on Monday, March 25, at 5:30 p.m. to first responders. EMS, law enforcement, firefighters and all first responders are at higher risk for trauma and come in contact with other at-risk people. This program is approved for EMS continuing education credits. Dinner is included for this free training to be held at the Anthracite Hotel in Carbondale but you must call 570-575-2343 to reserve your spot.
Book sale: Valley Community Library’s Spring Book Sale. Wednesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 28, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days. Prices vary from 25 cents to $2.
Valli brother to perform: Bobby Valli, brother of Frankie Valli, will preform a “coming home show” Saturday, April 6, 7 p.m. at the Wildcat Saloon & Eatery, Route 247 in Sturges. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Vendors sought: Team Mel’s Family is looking for vendors for the spring craft and vendor fair on April 6 and 7 at Sugarman’s Marketplace Event Room in Archbald. Proceeds from this event benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night event. For information on being a vendor, email - LLSTeamMelsFamily@gmail.com or call 570-840-8539.
Painting class: The Eynon Christmas Lights committee will sponsor a painting class on Saturday, April 13, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Fashion Mall in Dickson City. Instructors will guide you step -by-step from blank canvas to your completed masterpiece. Email Spiritedartscranton@gmail.com or call 570-507-1560 or 570-876-2423 to register. Proceeds will benefit the Christmas lights effort.
Tax assistance: Genevieve Lupini, Jessup tax collector will be available to assist any qualifying senior citizen with their state property tax/rent rebate. There are many people who do not realize this program is available to them, which gives rebates from $250 to $650. Eligibility guidelines and assistance required can be obtained by calling 570-383-1217 for an appointment.
Freedom fighter monument: Donations are being accepted along with applications for memorial bricks for the Olyphant Borough Freedom Fighter Memorial, a tribute to the modern day soldier. This 6-and-a-half-foot stainless steel soldier will stand near the center of town in honor of all military who served from Desert Storm to present day. Applications for bricks can be picked up at the borough building. Donations can be sent to the Olyphant Borough Freedom Fighter, 113 Willow Ave. Olyphant, PA 18447. You can also follow the progress on Facebook at “Olyphant Borough Freedom Fighter.” Call 570-892-0378 for more information.
Walking the halls: From now until Thursday, May 23, Forest City Regional School is open after hours for walkers 6-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The building is heated, secure and well-lit. For more than a decade, Wayne Memorial Hospital has partnered with local school districts to offer an indoor exercise option during the coldest months of the year. For security reasons, walkers must be registered and log in/log out for each visit. Logbooks are kept near entryways or school offices. To register, call Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Community Health office at 570-253-8990. There is a one-time $5 fee for badge processing and mailings. Each year, returning participants will receive a sticker reading ‘19’ to place on their badge.
Registration also asks participants to fill out a waiver and questionnaire that asks them about topics they would like to hear more about. For more information, visit wmh.org.
Lunch at the Civic Center: The Throop Civic Center has been expanding the Senior Center and will be offering lunch on Mondays, to be served at noon. Reservations are needed by the Thursday prior. Contact the Throop Civic Center at 570-383-7906 for reservations and details.
Classmates sought: Members of the Mid Valley Class of 1970 have formed a 50th anniversary class reunion committee and are seeking current address of classmates. Call 570-780-3095 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any information you might have.
Avoiding event conflicts: Mayfield borough officials are seeking the cooperation of all civic groups in Mayfield with scheduling of fundraising activities for 2019. Any civic group or organization planning an event is asked to call 570-876-4391 to set aside dates needed in order to avoid conflicts and insure maximum effect of the activity.
Winterthur trip: The library will sponsor a fundraiser bus trip to “Costuming ‘The Crown’” at Winterthur Garden & Musuems on Saturday, May 18. The cost is $99 per person and includes bus, exhibit and tour of Winterthur. Bus leaves the Viewmont Mall at 8 a.m. Garden tram tour will be followed by guided tour of Winterthur. Exhibit includes 40 iconic costumes from the Netflix series “The Crown.” Depart for home at 4 p.m. Lunch is on your own at the museum. Payment is due at time of reservation and seats on bus are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.
Classmates sought: Members of the Archbald High School class of 1969 have formed a 50th anniversary class reunion committee and are seeking current addresses of classmates. Visit the Archbald High School Class of 1969 Facebook page or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-575-0651 with any information.
Toddler Time: Toddler Time at the Dickson City Civic Center will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon, featuring story time, craft, snack, songs, games and more. Recommended for kids 18 months of age and older and their caregiver. Fee is $5 per class for Dickson City residents and $7 per class for nonresidents. Call 570-383-1813 for more information.
Throop yard waste: In Throop Borough, yard waste collection now runs April through November on the first and third Mondays. All yard waste needs to be in yard waste bags or open containers for collection. Yard waste bags are available at the borough building.
Historical society: The Greenfield Township Historical Society is seeking new members for 2018. Annual memberships help to maintain the museum building, Carpenter School and historical collections. Membership is open to all. Membership dues are $10 for an individual; $15 for a family; $100 for a lifetime membership. Send dues to Clara Gardner, 423 Hickory Ridge Road, Greenfield Township, PA 18407. Make checks payable to the: Greenfield Township Historical Society.
Residents are also welcome to attend monthly meetings. They are held at the Museum Building on the first Monday of each month, at 7:30 p.m. Additionally, the museum building and Carpenter School are open on the first and third Saturday mornings of each month, 9-11:30 a.m., or by appointment, for other days and times, or call 570-282-2768 or 570-222-4875.
Historical society: The Forest City Area Historical Society (FCAHS) is accepting applications for membership and membership renewals. The FCAHS encompasses Browndale, Forest City, Richmondale and Vandling. Anyone with pictures or items to donate is asked to call 570-785-5659. Memberships are for one year: an individual membership for $15; a family membership $25; a lifetime membership is $125. Call 570-499-4908 or email email@example.com. Meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. Visit forestcityareahistoricalsociety.com to learn more about the organization or to download a membership application.
Jenny’s Kloset: Jenny’s Kloset is an ongoing local collection for Valley View Elementary students and families. Drop off locations are The Caverna on Church Street in Jessup, The Eatery on Hill Street in Jessup, Lavender Goose on Main Street in Peckville and Quinn’s in Peckville. Items needed are non perishable food, clothing and monetary donations. For more information, call 570-466-0658.
DCCC soldier collection: The Dickson City Civic Center (DCCC) is looking to send care packages to some of our local service members. Does your family have someone serving who would like to receive a care package from home? Call 570-383-1813 to provide mailing information.
Mayfield Crime Watch notes: Mayfield Crime Watch reminds residents they can report suspicious activity or problems in town by dropping a note in its drop box at the borough building, 739 Penn Ave. Also let the group know of any elderly person who may need food. It is checked often and you can remain anonymous.
Helping Mayfield seniors food collection: Non-perishable items can be dropped off at the Mayfield Borough Building. Items will be donated to elderly people in need in the borough.
Meals for the needy: St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen has established a joint effort with St. Rose of Lima and Our Lady of Mount Carmel parishes in Carbondale, Christ the King Parish in Archbald and Holy Cross Parish in Olyphant to provide free hot meals to those in need within the neighborhoods of those parishes.
The meals, served by volunteers from the parishes, are being offered on Wednesdays, noon to 12:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church in Olyphant; on Thursdays at St. Rose of Lima Church in Carbondale; and on Tuesdays at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Archbald.
COLTS Senior Services: The Mid-Valley and Carbondale Active Adult Centers will host a signup for services provided by the County of Lackawanna Transportation System (COLTS) transportation services, including the Senior Shared Ride Program. If you are 65 or older, you can ride the bus for free. You can sign up for a Commonwealth Transit ID card and for the Senior Shared Ride Program. You should bring proof of age.
Grief support: VNA Hospice and Home Health, 301 Delaware Ave. in Olyphant, offers a variety of grief/bereavement support groups.
• Bereavement support group. This more traditional group assists participants in learning to cope with the new challenges facing them as they grieve. Third Thursday of each month, 6-8 p.m.; and the second Wednesday of each month, 12:30-2 p.m.
• Knitting and crocheting group. Beginners and experienced join together with instructors on hand, knitting/crocheting items for preemies, which are donated to hospitals in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties. Bring your own knitting needles and crochet hooks. Patterns and instruction provided. Mondays, 1:30-3 p.m.
• Fisherman knot rosary and sleeping bag project. VNA provides the twine needed to produce these soft rosary that are then donated to skilled nursing facilities, personal care homes and VA Hospital in Wilkes-Barre. They also make sleeping bags for the homeless community. Tuesdays, 1-2:30 p.m.
• Yoga for healing. Soothing the body, mind and spirit in a gentle way helps the whole being to relax and heal. There is a $10 fee per class. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat or blanket. Tuesdays, 6:15-7:30 p.m. Call 570-383-5180 with questions.
VFW membership: The members of Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post No. 7963, 284 Main St., Eynon, remind you that if you live in Eynon, Archbald, Jermyn and Mayfield areas, served in any major conflict since World War II and have not become a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), or have let you membership expire, you are invited to stop by the post home and inquire on how to become a regular member.
Emergency stickers: The Jessup Ambulance Association is offering 5-by-6-inch reflective window evacuation stickers that will notify emergency responders that there is an occupant in the home who requires assistance if sudden evacuation is required. Residents may request a sticker by calling 570-383-6426 or sending an e-mail to Jessup_ambulance@verizon.net.
Scout Uniforms: Boy Scout Troop 21, chartered since 1928 to Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Dickson City, is asking for donations of used Boy Scout uniforms: shirts, pants, shorts and belts. Call 570-489-4626 or visit vbvm.org/troop21 for more information.
Cell Phone Dropoff: American Legion Post No. 411, 508 Church St., Jessup, now has a collection box for old, used and unwanted cell phones. The phones will be reconditioned and sent to our troops overseas. Phones can be dropped off at the post’s collection box anytime.
Assistive Technology Available: Pennsylvania’s Telecommunication Device Distribution Program (TDDP) provides specialized land-line telephone equipment, free, to eligible Pennsylvanians with disabilities that prevent them from having independent access to the telephone. This includes people who are deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired, blind or have visual problems, or have physical or intellectual disabilities. Applicants must:
• be a Pennsylvania resident;
• have a disability that prevents independence on a standard phone;
• have an individual gross income of less than 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines;
• have current telephone service (i.e. a landline or digital home service)
• have the ability to learn how to use the requested device(s)
For more information, call 570-347-3357 (voice) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free demonstrations and/or short-term equipment loans are also available to help determine what equipment works best. TDDP is managed by Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology, a program of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, in conjunction with the PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and the PA Public Utility Commission.
Emergency Kits: The Carbondale/Forest City American Red Cross is selling emergency preparedness supplies as part of a fundraising drive. It is selling an AM/FM water-resistant radio with weather alerts, TV-VHF, flashlight, siren and cell phone charger for $59.95 and a road hazard triangle kit for $25.95. Call 570-282-2520 to purchase these items or for more information.
Broom Sales: The Mayfield Lions Club sells brooms at the Mayfield Municipal Building, 739 Penn Ave. (570-876-4391) and at a new location, Tuzze’s Pharmacy, 509 Poplar St. (570-876-0740). The club also collects used eyeglasses at the same locations. Call for more information.