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Carbondale YMCA gets

renovation funding

State Sen. John Blake presented a $191,895 state grant for the Carbondale YMCA to renovate the facility’s lower level. The grant, awarded through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Keystone Communities program, will

be used to expand the kitchen and add classrooms to the Carbondale YMCA’s lower level in order to expand services and capacity to their early learning program.

Blake noted that the early learning program at the YMCA currently has a long waiting list and these renovations will allow the YMCA to meet growing need.

The Keystone Communities program

is designed to support local initiatives that grow and stabilize neighborhoods and communities, encourage the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors in the community, and enhance the overall quality of life for residents, officials said.

Lions club meeting

The Jessup Lions Club will hold its monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 at Collarusso’s Cafe on Bridge Street in Jessup. President Anthony Ligi will preside. All members and those interested in joining are asked to attend.

Lenten dinner

Kingsbury Lodge No. 466 F&AM, 410 Delaware Ave. in Olyphant will hold a takeout-only Lenten dinner Friday March 8, 4-6:30 p.m. featuring pierogies, haluski and Manhattan clam chowder. For information, call 570-906-5360.

KOC meeting dates change

Knights of Columbus Pope John Paul II Council No. 13864 in Throop and Dickson City has changed its meeting dates from the first Wednesday of each month to the second Wednesday of each month, beginning March 13, at St. Mary’s School in Dickson City at 7 p.m. Use the Scott Road entrance to the cafeteria downstairs. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome to attend.

Designer Bag Bingo

Friends of Cougar baseball will host a designer bag bingo (Tory Burch, Michael Kors, etc.) April 6, at St. Michael’s Center, 403 Jermyn. Doors open at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 570-947-2812 or 570-521-4567. There will be raffles, a 50/50 and designer bags to support the boys in the 2019 baseball season

Garden club

The March meeting of the Mountain View Garden Club will be held on Tuesday, March 19, at the Clifford Fire Hall on Route 106. “Social time” will be at 6:45 p.m.; the monthly meeting begins at 7 p.m.; the program begins at 7:30 p.m. The program will be on pollinators and pollinator gardening, presented by Lori Wallace, a Master Gardener from Susquehanna County. The public is invited.

For more information about the garden club, contact membership chair, Kim Ezman at 570-679-2863 or

Save the date for the April meeting on the spotted lanternfly, to be held on April 16.

Church sandwich sale

Blessed Sacrament Parish’s Holy Name Society, 215 Rebecca St. in Throop, will be having a sausage and peppers sandwich sale on Saturday, March 9. Sandwiches are $5 and will be available from 3-7 p.m. or sold-out. Eat in or take-out; soft drinks and bottled water available. There are sign-up sheets located at the church entrances at Blessed Sacrament, and advance orders . Orders can also be placed with Society member Artie at 570-840-1283/or the parish offices at 570-489-1963/570-489-0752.

Ubaldo Dinner

The St. Ubaldo Cultural Society is holding its “Fourth Friday” of March dinner at the Michael Steiner American Legion Post No. 411, 508 Church St. in Jessup on Friday, March 22, 5:30-9 p.m. Fresh baked red and white pizza by the tray ($10) and traditional lenten favorite spaghetti with homemade tunafish sauce (spaghetti con tonno) $10 per serving, will be available (includes salad, roll and dessert). Takeouts are available by calling 570-766-1769 on the day of the event.