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Girl Scout Troop 33670 will have a cookie booth at Wyoming Free Library from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3. The troop will sell Thin Mints, Trefoils, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos, Savannah Smiles and Samoas for $4 per box. S’mores and gluten free Toffee-tastics will sell for $5 per box.

In other library news, Wyoming Free Library is hosting a Masterpiece Adult Coloring Get-Together. Downton Abbey adult coloring will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, and Poldark will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19. The cost is $10 per session, which will cover the adult coloring book and supplies. The money is due when registering. Light refreshments will be served. Please call the library to register.

The library is having a fill-a-bag book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 27, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28. The cost is $5 per bag. The library is accepting donations for the sale.

Please contact the library for information about the sale or to donate books for the sale.

The library is hosting a Krispy Kreme doughnut fundraiser. The cost is $8 per dozen of glazed doughnuts and $7 per half dozen of flavored doughnuts (chocolate iced, lemon filled, raspberry filled or cream filled). Money is due when the order is placed. The sale ends Monday, March 26. Pickup is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 29. Orders can be placed at the circulation desk.

A children’s produce market will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17. The market is open to all Luzerne County families with children. Registration is required and ends at 10 a.m. Monday, March 12. Applications are at the library.

West Wyoming taxes

West Wyoming Tax Collector Robert F. Connors reminds residents the 2018 county/borough taxes were issued Feb. 12. Collection hours have changed. The new hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the borough building.

If you have an escrow, please forward the tax bill to your mortgage company. If you didn’t receive your bill, please call 570-693-1311 option 4. If paying by mail, please include the original bill with your payment, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you need a receipt.

West Wyoming sanitation fee

West Wyoming Borough has mailed invoices for the 2018 sanitation fee. All residences in West Wyoming must purchase a sticker.

The cost remains the same as last year, $200. However, since the deadline has passed, the cost is $300 for the year. Citations will be filed with the district magistrate for noncompliance with the ordinance.

Payment for the sanitation bill can be sent to West Wyoming Borough Building, 464 W. Eighth St., West Wyoming, PA 18644. For the added convenience of residents, credit cards are accepted.

Wyoming/ West Wyoming parade news

The Wyoming/West Wyoming Memorial Day Parade committee is looking for organizations interested in participating in the annual Memorial Day parade. In addition to organizations, the committee also is looking for antique cars and unique cars for the parade. The parade is a tradition on the west side and parade chairman Jerry Stofko would like to see the event grow even larger this year. If your organization would like to participate, call 570-507-4656 or email

Wyoming sanitation fee

Wyoming Borough Sanitation Department has mailed the 2018 annual trash fees.

The discount period ended Feb. 15. The fee is now $200 through May 15. Late payments made after May 15 will be $250, no exceptions.

Vacant properties are not exempt from the garbage fee. Rental property owners are reminded the property owner, not the tenant. is responsible for payment of trash fees.

Please mail checks or money orders to: Wyoming  Borough Sanitation, 277 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, PA 18644. No cash payments will be accepted. For your convenience, Wyoming Borough now has a payment box located by the entrance of the building.

Exeter sanitation fee

Exeter Borough announced refuse stickers went on sale in December at the borough building.

Price of the sticker is $180. Seniors 65 and older will pay $130. Stickers must be purchased by March 31 to avoid a penalty.

Stickers can be purchased at the Exeter Borough Town Hall, 1101 Wyoming Ave., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. There also will be evening hours from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays in February.

You also can send for a sticker by mail by sending a check or money order to Exeter Borough Refuse, 1101 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, PA 18643.

For information, call Lynda at 570-654-3001, ext. 2.

Exeter recycling

Exeter now has single stream recycling. Recycling will still be collected Mondays. All recyclables can now be placed in the same container and placed out weekly.

A flyer is in the white 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. Also, items are on the list that weren’t picked up before.

Place recyclables curbside the night before collection or by 6 a.m. the morning of.

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

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