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Hose Co. Dinner

The 50th annual spaghetti dinner sponsored by Eureka Hose Co. No. 4, 717 E. Grant St. in Olyphant, will be held Saturday, March 2, at the fire station. Takeout 3-5 p.m., eat in 5-8 pm. Tickets are $10 for the all-you-can-eat event, and they are available from any company member or from Mayor John J. Sedlak Jr. or call 570-383-1406.

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.


On Sunday, Feb. 17, the Altar and Rosary Society of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Throop, will host bingo. Doors open at noon with a start time at 1 p.m. Your ticket includes 16 regular games and the jackpot game. Along with your purchased ticket, if you bring five nonperishable food items, you will receive an extra playing card. All donated food, will go to the local food bank. Tickets are $5. For tickets or information, call 570-540-1154 and leave a message.

Sandwich Sale

The auxiliary to Shopa-Davey Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6082, 123 Electric St. in Peckville will hold a porketta sandwich sale, on Sunday, March 3, noon to 5 p.m Cost is $3 per sandwich. Order by Sunday, Feb. 24 by calling 570-650-3990.

Vendors Sought

Team Mel’s Family is looking for vendors for the spring craft and vendor fair in April 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 - or call 570-840-8539.

State Sen. Outreach

State Sen. John Blake’s office will hold a series of sessions this month throughout Lackawanna County to help people apply for the state’s property tax and rent rebate program.

The rebate helps recoup some money for state residents 65 and over, widows and widowers 50 and over and adults with disabilities. Homeowners with a maximum annual income of $35,000 and renters with a maximum annual income of $15,000 are eligible. The maximum standard rebate is $650.

Upcoming meetings are:

Monday, Feb. 11, 9-11 a.m., 440 Jefferson Ave. Jermyn.

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to noon, 66 N. Church St., Carbondale.

Thursday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to noon, 935 Albert St., Dickson City.

Monday, Feb. 25, 9-11 a.m. 1038 Montdale Road, Scott Township.

Church Cookie Sale

First United Presbyterian Church of Lackawanna Valley, 1557 Main St. in Peckville , will hold a Welsh cookie sale on Saturday, Feb. 23, noon to 1p.m. To place an order please call 570-947-7755 or 570-489-9695 no later than Sunday, Feb. 17.