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Cub Pack 310 is registering boys for Cub Scouts in kindergarten through fifth grade from any local schools.

For information on the program, contact Walter Janoski at 570-693-1930 or or Lorraine Backo at 570-693-3724 or

Registration information for a registration on Thursday, Sept. 14, will be distributed through the schools, but if it is more convenient, you can register at the Exeter Scout Home, 53 Lincoln St., Exeter from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 11 and Sept. 18. 

Every boy new to the Cub Scout program will receive a free fishing pole to participate in the Hooked on Scouting Fishing Derby.

New leaders who have the proper clearances are always welcome.

Cub Scout Pack 310 is sponsored by the Wyoming Area Kiwanis.

Cosmopolitan Senior

Citizens Club casino trip

Cosmopolitan Senior Citizens Club will host a trip to the Sands Casino on Thursday, Oct. 19.

You do not have to be a member of the club to participate in trips.

Call Johanna at 570-655-2720 for information.

Wyoming Free Library news

Wyoming Free Library is hosting a Video Game, Super Hero and Sci-Fi Fun-O-Ween Party from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Ralph Dailey Memorial Park in West Wyoming.

The event will start with a parade from the West Wyoming Borough Building to the park, where there will be activity stations, refreshments, door prizes and a trunk-or-treat. 

Parents can call the library to register children for the event. Once registered, the parents will receive an invitation to the event. The invitation will be used to receive a free book and a chance to win door prizes. The free book giveaway is sponsored by Evergreen Landscaping Inc. and anonymous donors.

The library is seeking community organizations to sponsor trunk-or-treat vehicles. Any interested organizations or individuals can call the library to sponsor a vehicle.

Local author Arla Jayne will hold a book signing and story time at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Jayne is the author of “Hayden the Perfect Hedgehog.” 

Signed copies of the book can be purchased at the book signing. Cost per book is $10. 

Exeter recycling

Exeter Borough is now doing single stream recycling. Recycling will still be collected Mondays. All recyclable items can now be placed in the same container and can be placed out weekly.

A flyer is in the white rural mailbox in front of the borough building with a list of what can and cannot be put out. Everything on the calendar is still recyclable with the exception of shredded paper. The borough will no longer be picking up shredded paper. Also, items are on the new list that weren’t picked up before.

Yard waste will still be Thursdays. Regular garbage is still collected Wednesdays.

Please do not use the yellow recycling bins for garbage. Place your bags in regular garbage cans. It is a three-bag limit no matter what size the bag is, as long as it is under 30 pounds.

Do not place several small bags in your garbage can. Condense them into a larger bag.

Placing the garbage in a refuse can reduces the likelihood of an animal opening it. If animals do open your garbage, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to clean it up.

Refuse, recyclables and yard waste are to be placed curbside the night before pick up or by 6 a.m. the morning of collection.

For information, call Lynda at 570-654-3001 Ext. 2 or Karen at 570-654-0933.

Harvey donations at

Wyoming Area Catholic

Wyoming Area Catholic School has scheduled a community drive to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. This is a drive-thru drop-off event to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, in the school parking lot, off Wyoming Avenue, Exeter.

Among the items being collected are new blankets and pillows, toothbrushes, toothpaste, diapers and baby wipes.

Texas agencies are also requesting the following new items for children who are being housed in shelters: coloring books, children’s games, toys, crayons, puzzles and children’s books.

Wyoming Area Catholic news 

The Wyoming Area Catholic library accepts donations throughout the school year.

You can donate books to the school library to commemorate a special event such as a birth of a child, a special anniversary or birthday or to acknowledge a special achievement. Books also can be donated to the school library in memory of a special relative or friend. A memorial such as this is a lasting one to pay tribute to that person. If you are interested in making a book donation to the school library, please contact Theresa Sabetta, librarian at 570-654-7982.

Wyoming Area Catholic’s Family Liturgy will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the school auditorium. All parents, families and friends are welcome to celebrate the beginning of the 2017-18 school year. The Rev. Paul McDonnell, O.S.J. will be the celebrant.

  The Intramural Sports Program at Wyoming Area Catholic School will begin the week of Sept. 11 and will run until Oct. 30. The programs offered beginning that week will be flag football and volleyball.

Intramural sports are not played on early dismissal days. Students in grades four to eight are eligible to participate. The parent’s release form and physician’s certificate sent in the July mailing must be in the school office prior to the beginning of any sport.

The schedule will be as follows:

Boys flag football, 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, with the final game                                                Thursday, Oct. 26.

Girls flag football, 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, with the final game Monday, Oct. 30.

Volleyball, 3 to 4 p.m.                              Friday, with the final game Friday, Oct. 27.

Jerry Renfer, physical education teacher,  will be the coach for all of the intramural sports.              


West Wyoming yard waste

West Wyoming will collect yard waste Thursday, Sept. 7, for residents living in the Atherton Park section, up to but not including Eighth Street.

Residences on Eighth Street up to the Exeter line will have their scheduled yard waste collection Thursday, Sept. 14.

Thereafter, yard waste will be picked up on alternating Thursdays.

Residents are reminded to place yard waste out the night before the collection in open containers and to bundle and tie any bushes, hedges or small trees in 3-foot lengths.

Yard waste containers should not exceed 30 pounds. No plastic, stones or dirt is allowed.

Paper shredding

West Wyoming Borough, in cooperation with Luzerne County Solid Waste Management, is sponsoring a document shredding event for West Wyoming residents from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 23. It will be located at the borough’s Department of Public Works Building at R. 926 Shoemaker Ave., behind Hose Company No. 1.

The free event will allow residents to shred outdated documents such as patient medical records, bills, insurance records, financial statements, legal and tax documents, and other sensitive paper documents.

Proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill, will be required, as the shredding event is free and for West Wyoming residents only.

West Wyoming recycling

West Wyoming Borough has made a change in the recycling program and the borough is now using single stream recycling.

With single stream recycling, cans, paper, plastic and cardboard can be commingled together and deposited in any of the recycling containers located behind the fire department.

Glass recycling needs to be separated and deposited in the designated glass recycling container.

Residents are reminded to please not throw garbage in the recycling containers.

Eileen Cipriani writes about Exeter, Wyoming and West Wyoming every week. To include an item in her column, contact her at or 570-301-2185.