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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.

Farmers market: In Jermyn, a farmers market will be held on Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bridge Street and Washington Avenue, at the World War I Veterans Park.

Church bake sale: Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish, 624 Madison Ave., Jermyn, will hold its annual bake sale before and after all weekend Masses on Saturday, Sept. 7, and Sunday, Sept. 8. Saturday Mass is at 4 p.m. and Sunday Masses are at 8 and 10:30 a.m. A variety of delicious, home-baked goods will be available to purchase.

‘The Haunting of Hill House’: Actors Circle will present the first show of its 38th season, a thriller titled “The Haunting of Hill House.” The production will be presented at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road in Scranton, on Thursdays through Sundays, Sept. 6-8 and 12-15. Shows on Thursdays through Saturdays are at 8 p.m.; Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors, $8 for students. Call 570-342-9707 or email to For more information visit the Actors Circle website, or its Facebook page. In the play, a group of “psychically receptive” people are brought together in Victorian mansion known supernatural phenomena.

Touch-a-truck: William Walker Hose Co. will host a “Touch a Truck” event on Saturday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the company grounds, 803 Penn Ave. in Mayfield. Vehicles on display will include fire/EMS, police, buses, garbage trucks, construction vehicles and more. The event will also include games and other family activities. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Admission is $5 for ages 6 and older; free for children younger than 6.

Craft and yard sale: On Saturday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wozniak-Pavloski Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7963, 284 Main St. in Eynon will hold a craft and yard sale. Call 570-876-0189 to reserve a table.

Church bake sale: Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish, 624 Madison Ave., Jermyn, will hold its annual bake sale before and after all weekend Masses on Saturday, Sept. 7, and Sunday, Sept. 8. Saturday Mass is at 4: p.m. and Sunday Masses are at 8 and 10:30 a.m. A variety of home-baked goods will be available to purchase.

Papa Bears outing: The Blakely Papa Bears club will hold its annual outing on Sunday, Sept. 8, 1-5:30 p.m. at the Montdale Country Club, 1452 Country Club Road in Scott Township.

Welsh cookies: First United Presbyterian Church of Lackawanna Valley, 1557 Main St. in Peckville, is baking Welsh cookies. To order, call 570-489-7866 by Sunday, Sept. 8. Cookies are $6/dozen. Pickup will be on Saturday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 15, from 9:30-10 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Change in recycling: As of Monday, Sept. 9, the Lackawanna County Recycling Center will no longer accept combined loads of mixed newspaper and cardboard. They must be separated.

Lions meeting: The Blakely-Peckville Lions Club will meet on Tuesday Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Blakely Borough Building. Programs for the fall and winter will be discussed. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome to attend. President William Tarby will preside.

Knights of Columbus: Pope John Paul II Knights of Columbus Council No. 13864 will meet at St. Mary’s School on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the football fundraiser will be available for pick up. Other important topics will be discussed. Grand Knight Michael May will preside.

Church rummage sale: St. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church will hold its ninth annual fundraiser rummage sale Friday through Sunday, Sept. 20-22, at the school gym, 133 River St. in Olyphant, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will feature raffle baskets, Ukrainian and American homemade food and refreshment. Items the community has donated for this event include furniture, household goods, tools, books for adults and children, games, Christmas items, Easter items, Valentine’s Day items, gardening supplies, jewelry, handbags, luggage and more. Call 570-291-4451, visit or email

Vino Excursion: Citizens for a Healthy Jessup will hold its third annual Vino Excursion on Saturday Sept. 21. The bus departs at 2 p.m. from Case Quattro Winery, 1542 Main St. in Peckville, and Includes stops at five local wineries for wine tasting, buffet dinner and entertainment. Cost is $50 per person for the wine trip and the after party; $10 for the after party only (starts at 8 p.m.). Funds raised will benefit Citizens for a Healthy Jessup. For reservations call 570-382-3855 or 570-489-3929.

Class reunion update: The 60th class reunion of Jessup High School Class of 1959 is being held on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Pietro’s Restaurant, 819 Church St. in Jessup. All classmates are urged to respond to the mailing you received by the Sept. 7 deadline.

Car cruises: The Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club will hold monthly cruises 5-8 p.m. at the Advance Auto Parts store on Route 6 in Carbondale. There will be music and door prizes and a 50/50 and trophies will be awarded. Call 570-876-4034. The next cruise will be Saturday, Sept. 21.

Veteran outreach: Veteran Outreach at state Rep. Kyle Mullins’ office will be held on the fourth Monday of the month, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the office, 520 Burke Bypass, Suite 1, in Olyphant (next outreach: Sept. 23). An American Legion department service officer will be available to assist veterans, as well as their spouses and dependents, with a variety of issues including VA compensation, pensions, death benefits, health care and other veteran issues. Appointments can be made by calling 570-383-9795.

Bus trip: Christ Episcopal Church in Forest City will sponsor a bus trip to the Bloomsburg Fair on Thursday, Sept. 26. Bus leaves Forest City at 10 a.m., arriving at the Bloomsburg Fair approximately at noon and leaves the fair promptly at 6 p.m. arriving back in Forest City at 8 p.m. Cost is $40 and includes the bus ride, driver’s tip, entrance to the fair, parking and water on the bus. The trip is rain or shine and benefits Christ Episcopal Church’s community projects. Your money will be refunded only if your seat can be filled. For reservations, call 570-499-4908 or email

Church outreach: At Rescue and Restore Church, 125 Lackawanna Ave. in Olyphant, the monthly food distribution will be held on the first Monday of the month (next distribution Oct. 7), noon to 3 p.m. Clothing distribution is temporarily suspended. A free community meal will be held on the last Thursday of every month (next meal Sept. 26) at 5:30 p.m.

Community lunch: The free community lunch will be served at the Red Door Cafe at the Peckville United Methodist Church, 732 Main St., noon to 1 p.m on the fourth Saturday of each month (next meal: Sept. 28).

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 Oct. 2) at 6 p.m. Registration is required and may completed 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.

Reunion planned: The Fell High School class of 1969 will hold its 50-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 12. at the annual Harvest Hop at the Trinity Banquet Facility, 37 Prospect St. in Simpson. The price is $30 per person which includes a buffet dinner with musical entertainment supplied by a DJ. Beer and wine are included and mixers will be available for those wishing to BYOB. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. The organizers ask that class members pass this information on to any class member. Call 570-785-5059 or 570-785-5606 for more information.

Archbald curbside pickup: Archbald Borough DPW has begun picking up yard waste curbside in biodegradable bags and will continiue on your recycling day every other week. Grass clippings and leaves are accepted by the borough only if they are in biodegradable bags. Lawn and leaf bags can be purchased at home and garden stores or the borough office for $2 for five bags. No plastic bags are allowed for this service. Vegetation set out in plastic bags will not be picked up. There can be no commingling with any other materials; that is no brush or branches, no garbage animal waste, dirt, construction material or other recyclables. Branch chipping is done Mondays and Tuesdays only. Call 570-876-1800 to be put on the list for branch chipping. Ashes will be picked up Tuesdays during the following weeks on your recycling day: Sept. 2, 16 and 30, Oct. 14 and 28.

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 with any information you might have.

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 or or call 570-575-0651 with any information.

Greenfield Township 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.

Forest City Area 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 Meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. Visit 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.

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.

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 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) and have the ability to learn how to use the requested device(s). For more information, call 570-347-3357 (voice) or email 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.

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.