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Wyoming Free Library is having a fill-a-bag book sale 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 donations.

Exeter corn hole tournament

Exeter Mayor Denise Adams, along with the Exeter Borough Block Party Committee, is pleased to announce they are hosting a corn hole/bean bag tournament.

The tournament is being held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Susquehanna Brewing Company, 635 S. Main St. Pittston.

There is an entrance fee of $50 per team of two for this double elimination tournament. Registration is for both social and advanced divisions. Cash and prizes will be awarded to the top teams in each division.

For information about the tournament, contact John Morgan 570-603-1068

Exeter Proud meetings

Exeter Proud holds monthly meetings for all Exeter Borough residents and business owners on the third Monday of each month. Meetings are held on the second floor of the borough building beginning at 7 p.m.

Many projects related to revitalization of the community are discussed, such as health issues, updating building facades, educational seminars, generating new business and enhancing existing businesses and sustainability, to name a few.

All are encouraged to attend. Everyone is welcome.

St. Barbara chicken barbecue

St. Barbara Parish will hold a chicken dinner featuring Kundla’s barbecue chicken at St. Anthony Center, 156 Erie Ave., Exeter, on Sunday, May 20. The dinner includes half of a chicken, potato, vegetable, salad, roll and dessert. Takeouts are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner will be served from noon to 3 p.m.

Cost is $10 per dinner; pre-sales only. Information and tickets are available at St. Barbara Parish rectory, 224 Memorial St., Exeter, or call 570-654-2103.

Dinner benefits programs of the Men’s Holy Name Society, Christian Women’s Organization and Social Concerns Committee.

West Wyoming yard waste

West Wyoming has resumed yard waste collection. Thursday, May 3, yard waste pickup will be from the Atherton section of the borough up to, but not including, West Eighth Street. The following Thursday, May 10, pickup will be from West Eighth Street to the Exeter line.

Yard waste collection will continue to alternate each week until Nov. 8.

Wyoming/ West Wyoming parade news

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 jerrykatie@comcast.net.

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. A payment box is by the entrance of the building.

Exeter collection reminders

Exeter Borough is now offering single stream recycling. All recyclable items can now be placed in the same container and can be placed out weekly. Pick up will still be on Mondays.

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, which will now go out with your regular garbage. Also, items are on the new list that were not picked up before.

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

Please do not use the yellow recycling bins for garbage. Place your bags in regular garbage cans. There is a three-bag limit no matter what size the bag is, as long as it is under 30 pounds. Don’t place several small bags in your 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 pickup 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.

Eileen Cipriani writes about Exeter, Wyoming and West Wyoming every week for Greater Pittston Progress. To include an item in her column, contact her at ecipriani@pittstonprogress.com or 570-301-2185.