Corpus Christi Parish makes going back to school a little easier

There’s something about August. As the summer winds down, there is usually an overwhelming sense of melancholy. This is exactly why it is important to make every day count. As summer came to an end in my school years, I would always savor every last minut (read more)

Catch a movie at Duryea's Community Park

The best things in life are free indeed, and our community leaders are seconding that notion with a free movie night this Saturday. Join in the fun as the Duryea Betterment Committee, in partnership with Duryea Borough, will show “The LEGO Batman Movie” a (read more)

Dupont's Centennial Parade and Picnic is finally here

Dupont’s centennial parade and picnic will take place this coming weekend The centennial parade is at noon Saturday, Aug. 26, and the centennial picnic will be a two-day event on Saturday, Aug. 26, and Sunday, Aug. 27, from 2 to 9 p.m. each day. Saturday, (read more)

Hughestown Parks and Recreation plans craft fair

There’s nothing like the feeling of doing crafts. It just transports you back in time to your childhood’s fondest memories. Then you grow up and your crafting abilities lead to homemade home improvement projects, with the help of dad. Happy birthday, Dad! (read more)

Wyoming Free Library plans sci-fi/super hero themed Halloween party

Wyoming Free Library is hosting a Video Game, Super Hero and Sci-Fi Fun-O-Ween Party on Saturday, Oct. 7, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Ralph Dailey Memorial Park in West Wyoming. The event will start with a parade from the West Wyoming Borough Building to t (read more)

Avoca's Ancient Order of Hibernians plan golf tournament

It’s time to golf “fore” good with the fine Irishmen of Avoca! Avoca Ancient Order of the Hibernians will sponsor its annual Thomas P. Durkin Memorial Avoca Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 2, at Pine Hills Country Club, 140 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor. (read more)

It's time for school days and school taxes, too

Now that the end of August is approaching, back to school time is almost here. The 2017 Pittston Area School District tax bills also are here and have been mailed to local property owners on record. During the rebate period, the tax office will be open fr (read more)

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