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Seeking Classmates

Mid Valley High School Class of 1970’s reunion committee is seeking current addresses of classmates. Call 570-780-3095 or email drut4@msn.com if you have information.

Free Community Luncheon

Trinity Episcopal Church, 58 River St. in Carbondale, will hold a free community luncheon on Saturday, Jan. 19, noon to 1 p.m.

Little League Meeting

The Throop Little League will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Throop Civic Center. Election of board members will be on the agenda. A Little League board meeting will follow the annual meeting.

Soup Sale

Trinity Episcopal Church, 58 River St. in Carbondale, will hold a soup sale on Thursday, Jan. 31. Pickup at Church Hall. All orders must in by Friday, Jan. 25. Cost is $8 per quart. Your choice of vegetable beef or wedding soup. Call 570)-282-3620 to order.

Boy Scout Dinner

Boy Scout Troop No. 41 will hold a macaroni and meatball dinner on Sunday, Jan. 27, noon to 5 p.m. at the Wozniak-Pavloski Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7963, 284 Main St. in Eynon. Eat in or take out. Donation is $10.

Discarding Christmas Trees

Lackawanna County residents can drop off real trees at the county recycling center, 3400 Boulevard Ave. in Scranton, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. There is no charge to recycle the trees, which are ground up with other yard waste and turned into compost, but they must be stripped of all ornaments, lights and tinsel prior to dropoff, recycling center supervisor Steve Chorba said.

Many local municipalities also have procedures in place to collect trees, which should not be decorated or placed in large plastic bags prior to pick up, county recycling coordinator Barbara Giovagnoli said.

Crews in Dickson City collect trees placed on the curb on four consecutive Mondays through Jan. 28.

Archbald residents may place their unadorned Christmas trees on the curb virtually any time to be collected by the borough’s department of public works.

“They can leave them out when they are done with them,” said DPW foreman Mike Zielinski, noting some people choose to keep their trees up until well into the new year.

Residents of the Pioneer City also may place trees out with their regular garbage, but should only do so within 24 hours of pickup, Carbondale city clerk Michele Bannon said.

For more information on Christmas tree collection dates, times and availability, residents should call their municipalities.

Meanwhile, residents with unwanted baubles and other Christmas ornaments left over after the trees are gone may donate those materials to the Greenhouse Project at Nay Aug Park in Scranton. The nonprofit repurposes old ornaments to decorate fresh wreaths they sell during the holidays, said Michelle Kelly, assistant to Greenhouse Project Director Jane Risse.

Donated ornaments will be collected at the James Barrett McNulty Greenhouse, 200 Arthur Ave., Scranton, on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 12 and 13 noon to 2 p.m. For more information, call the Greenhouse Project at 570-344-9186.

Restaurant Closes

A racy restaurant that featured staff in busty tops and short skirts is closed after just 13 months.

The Tilted Kilt off Commerce Boulevard in Dickson City is empty with only small signs posted on the front doors that read, “this location is permanently closed.”

Tilted Kilt franchisee Amol Kohli did not return phone calls. Kohli owns Friendly’s restaurants in the area and had opened several other Tilted Kilts on the East Coast before the one in Dickson City, in November 2017.