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Exeter Earth Day will be Sunday, April 22. Members of Exeter Proud and the Wyoming Area Kiwanis Family are joining forces in an organized cleanup of designated areas throughout the borough. The areas will include Wyoming Avenue, Packer Avenue, and Slocum Avenue within borough limits. This event is an effort to support Exeter Boy Scouts Pack 310, who will complete their own annual cleanup, and to foster community pride and participation. Members and volunteers will be assembling at the gymnasium parking lot of Wyoming Area Secondary Center at 12:30 p.m. Bags, gloves, and vests will be provided. Inquiries and volunteer sign ups may be sent to exeterproud@gmail.com.

Exeter Proud’s next public meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, April 16, on the second floor of the Exeter Borough Building. All interested members of our community are encouraged to attend.

Exeter Borough Block Party

Exeter Mayor Denise Adams along with the Exeter Borough Block Party Committee are pleased to announce they are hosting a Corn Hole/Bean Bag tournament. The tournament is being held April 28 at the Susquehanna Brewing Co., 635 S. Main St., Pittston, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. There is an entrance fee of $50 per team of two. It’s a Double Elimination Tournament. Registration is for both social and advanced divisions. Cash and prizes are awarded to the top teams in each division. For information, call John Morgan at 570-603-1068.

Wyoming Area Catholic

On Wednesday, April 18 award-winning author/photographer Kathy Miller will make a return visit to Wyoming Area Catholic School. In her new book in the series Chippy Chipmunk, Chippy learns to feel empathy toward a very unique chipmunk. Students will learn how to use backyard nature photography to inspire their writing. One goal of this presentation is to stimulate an interest in nature by exposing students to natural behaviors they can encounter in our local environment. The Chippy Chipmunk series weaves together the best of the visual and language arts, science, photography and storytelling to make backyard nature accessible and fun. These hardcover, jacketed books contains 70-90 photographs and feature fun facts on the end pages. Learn more about the author and her books at www.chippychipmunk.com. Parents, students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to purchase Kathy Miller’s books.

West Wyoming yard waste and bulk item collections

West Wyoming has resumed yard waste collection. On Thursday, April 19, yard waste pickup will be from the Atherton section of the borough up to, but not including, West Eighth Street. The following Thursday, April 26, pickup will be from West Eighth Street to the Exeter line. Yard waste collection will continue to alternate each week until Nov. 8.

Social Concerns Committee

The Social Concerns Committee of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish will host their fourth annual prize bingo on Sunday April 15 in the school gymnasium at 116 Hughes St. in Swoyersville. Doors open at noon with game play starting at 1 p.m. Admission is $10 and there are no tickets sold in advance. Admission includes three cards for each of 15 regular games and 10 specials. Additional cards will be available for purchase. Prizes include small appliances, an Amazon Dot, gift cards to local restaurants, salons and retailers. Diamond and precious stone jewelry, designer bags and original art will also be featured. Tickets to live theater events, RailRiders’ tickets, an overnight stay at Mohegan Sun Pocono and a final $200 cash coverall will also be featured. A variety of foods will be available to purchase for lunch in addition to a bake sale, basket raffle and instant bingo. The Social Concerns Committee is a program that tends to the needs of the parish community as well as the community at large. All proceeds will help those in our community during difficult times.

Wyoming Free Library

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 donations.

Wyoming/ West Wyoming

Memorial Day Parade

The Wyoming/ West Wyoming Parade committee is looking for organizations interested in participating in the annual Memorial Day Parade. In addition to organizations, the committee is also 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 to jerrykatie@comcast.net.

Wyoming trash fees

The Wyoming Borough Sanitation Department has mailed out the 2018 annual trash fees. Payment plan for 2018: face period, Feb. 16 through May 15, $200. Late period payments made after May 15 will be $250. There are no exceptions. Vacant properties are not exempt. Attention rental property owners: The owner is responsible, not the tenant. Please mail checks/money orders to Wyoming Borough Sanitation, 277 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, PA 18644. No cash payments will be accepted. For your convenience, use a payment box located by the entrance of the building.

Spring cleanup

Exeter Proud and the Wyoming Area Kiwanis and Key Club will be holding a spring cleanup Sunday, April 22. All those who would like to participate are asked to meet at the Wyoming Area parking lot near the gym entrance adjacent to Memorial Street at 12:15 p.m. for assignments and to sign a waiver.

All individuals are invited to take part including young people. However, anyone 14 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Efforts will be focused on Wyoming, Slocum/Shoemaker and Packer avenues.

The Exeter Boy Scouts will be cleaning up Schooley Avenue on Saturday, April 21, for credit towards merit badges. Safety vests, gloves and trash bags will be provided. For information, contact Exeter Proud at 570-392-6332, exeterproud@gmail.com or Exeter Proud on Facebook.

Exeter Proud meeting

Exeter Proud holds monthly meetings for all Exeter Borough residents and business owners on the third Monday of each month. They are held on the second floor of the borough building at 7 p.m. Many projects related to revitalization of our community are discussed such as health issues, updating our 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.

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

Exeter recycling

Exeter Borough is now doing single-stream recycling. Pickup will still be on 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, 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 on Thursdays. Regular garbage is still on 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. Do not place six or seven 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. Any questions, call Lynda at 570-654-3001 Ext. 2 or Karen at 570-654-0933.