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Furniture sale

St. Cyril’s and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church will hold its second annual fundraiser furniture sale, on Saturday, Aug. 3, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Cyril’s school gym, 133 River St. in Olyphant.

“Rock the Night’

Veterans Promise will present its Rock the Night fundraiser on Sunday, Aug. 4, at Genetti Manor in Dickson City, 2-6 p.m. Motorcycle flag retrieval begins at Gander Outdoors in Dickson City at 9:30 a.m.; kickstands up at 11:30 a.m. The goal is to raise awareness of the 20-plus suicides that occur each day in the veteran community across our nation. This year the event will honor Cpl. Lewis Gardner.

Mayfield Night Out

Mayfield Crime Watch’s Night Out will be on Thursday, Aug. 8, 6-9 p.m. at the William Walker Hose Co. 803 Penn Ave. Parade begins at 6 at Rushbrook St. and Washington Ave. and will proceed to Wm. Walker Hose Co. Festivities start after the parade, including games, food and entertainment.

Wine festival

Jessup Hose Co. No. 2, Station 25, is hosting its eighth annual summer wine festival on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the company’s carnival grounds on Hill Street, 2-7 p.m. Ten Pennsylvania wineries will have their products available for tasting and sale. In addition, more than 30 crafters, specialty item vendors and food vendors, offering everything from cakes to pizza, will be in attendance. There will be live entertainment, a basket raffle and other attractions available all day.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $25 at the gate on the day of the event. Advanced tickets are available from hose company members or at the fire station on Hill Street on Tuesday, Aug. 7 and 8, 6-8 p.m. or by visiting Jessup Hose Company No. 2 on Facebook or emailing Tickets can also be purchased online at For additional information call or text 570-335-4469.

Historic train ride

On Saturday, Aug. 10, learn about the early Gravity Railroad while enjoying a train ride through the Mid-Valley. The excursion departs at 10 a.m. (be at the Steamtown Historic Site in Scranton at 9:45 a.m.) and returns to Scranton at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $24 for adults ages 16-61; $22 for seniors ages 62 and older; and $17 for children ages 6-15. Children 5 and under require a free ticket. There will also be environmental and other programs presented by partners along the Lackawanna Heritage Trail. Upon arrival in Archbald, refreshments will be provided by the Archbald Historical Society.

Hose Co. barbecue

Mayfield Hose Co. No. 1 will host its annual chicken barbecue on Sunday, Aug. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their station, 900 Maple St. in Mayfield. Eat in or take out. Cost is $10 per dinner and includes a half chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, corn on the cob, roll and dessert. Tickets may be purchased from any hose company member, at the Mayfield Borough Building or by calling 570-766-2063.

Pain reduction workshop

The Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce will host a free pain reduction workshop, focusing on foot and ankle pain on Tuesday, Aug. 13; There will be two sessions: 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. To register, call 570-208-2787.

Reunion meeting

The Archbald High School class of 1969 will hold a reunion meeting on Wednesday Aug. 14, at Joseph’s Restaurant, 1546 Main St. in Peckville. The reservation deadline has been extended to Monday Sept. 9. The reunion is Saturday, Sept. 28 and will feature a buffet dinner, causal attire and cash bar. For more information, call 570-575-0651 or email or

Envelope drive

The annual envelope drive by Eureka Hose Co. No. 4, 717 E. Grant St. in Olyphant, will be conducted during August. Residents, as well as commercial and industrial occupants, have been mailed donation material and return options. Proceeds will be used to defray cost of personal protective equipment, station and vehicle insurance and maintenance.

Community investments

Municipal projects focusing on social service, education, youth, public safety, veterans and outdoor improvements were approved for funding by the Lackawanna County Commissioners through their Community Re-Invest Program (CRP). The public-private partnership investment this year is $1,555,215.

The projects that were approved during this round of funding include:

Archbald Borough Veterans Monument Park. Amount from CRP: $10,000

Hiricak-Mcandrew American Legion Post 869 (Archbald). Expand kitchen area for improved community services. Amount from CRP: $10,000.

Greater Carbondale YMCA. Project Description: YMCA Community Park development and connection to the River Heritage Trail. Amount from CRP: $10,000

Olyphant Borough. Purchase of surveillance camera systems for borough building, police station, borough garage, and two public parks. Amount from CRP: $5,000

Ambrose-Revels American Legion Post 328 (Archbald). Project Description: Remove and replace ceiling in the Legion. Amount from CRP: $10,000.

Archbald Borough. Purchase playground equipment. Amount from CRP: $6,100.

Archbald Athletic and Sportsmen’s Club. Renovations of existing restrooms, kitchen and pavilion. Amount from CRP: $4,200.

Black Diamond Hose Co. #2. Purchase an emergency generator to provide safe shelter for emergencies. Amount from CRP: $9,800.

Jessup Hose Co. #1. Building and grounds beautification project, including sidewalk and curb replacement and interior ceiling tile replacement. Amount from CRP: $10,000.

Queen City Hose Co. (Olyphant)

. Upgrade the self-contained breathing apparatus face pieces with Scott Sight in-mask thermal imagers. Amount from CRP: $10,000.

Olyphant Borough. Purchase and install a granite base for the Freedom Fighter statue. Amount from CRP: $5,000.

Olyphant Borough. Excavate, backfill and landscape the area around the Freedom Fighter statue. Amount from CRP: $5,000.

• Eureka Hose Co. (Olyphant): Expansion and renovation of the kitchen facilities, including plumbing, electrical and carpentry. Amount from CRP: $10,000.

Projects will continue to be reviewed and funded throughout 2019. Boroughs, municipalities, townships and nonprofit entities are encouraged to submit applications for projects that are “ready to start” so that the Community Re-Invest Program can help to successfully complete and reimburse them.