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A few weeks ago, I told you that it was Earth Month, and within this month is a day dedicated to our beautiful planet — Earth Day 2018 is this Sunday, April 22.

Looking for a great way to celebrate this weekend? Take a look outside at night for one of the season’s best meteor showers.

Nearly 20 meteors are anticipated to be seen every hour, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to see some Saturday night into Sunday morning. You might be able to catch some on Friday night, too!

The peak viewing time for the Lyrid meteor shower will begin around midnight Saturday (after the moon sets) through early Sunday morning. Go somewhere with as little light pollution as possible, sit back, and enjoy the show! We’re lucky with this one — it’s being said the northeastern part of the United States is one of the best place to view the meteor shower.

Check out what’s going on in Hughestown before you plan your stargazing adventures this weekend:

Council news

Council reminds residents to lock their vehicles. Cars in the borough have been entered into and, while no damage was reported, items were stolen.

A borough cleanup was held Saturday, April 14, and a lot of debris was collected throughout the borough. Council thanks everyone who helped clean up the community!

Council also reminds residents to report anyone they see dumping trash. Call police at 560-6540-2982 and report a license number if you can get one.

Council reminds residents the Salvation Army of Hanover Twp., located on the San Souci Highway, will be collecting TVs. No broken or damaged televisions will accepted. You can drop yours off in the rear of the Hanover Twp. Salvation Army building.

Council reminds Hughestown residents that paper shredding will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 21. More information to come.

Parks and Recreation news

The next Hughestown Parks and Recreation meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the borough building.

Plans for upcoming events such as the community yard sale, Picnic in the Park and the holiday gift and craft fair will be discussed, as will some new ideas for events in the community.

More information to come on these upcoming events.

Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome to attend the meeting.

Hose company report

The Hughestown Hose Company reported three activated fire alarms, 15 cancellations enroute, three code enforcements, 35 emergencies, one fire police call, four investigations, five motor vehicle accidents and two public assists during March.

Police report

The Hughestown Police Department reported six motor vehicle accidents, one domestic dispute, no DUIs

two drug incidents, no alarms, 14 citations, five arrests, no criminal mischief events and 35 total calls for March.

Crime watch news

The next Hughestown Crime Watch meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, May 7, in the Hughestown Hose Company.

All residents are encouraged to attend the meeting and are welcome to join the group.

Please consider joining and helping to make a difference in your neighborhood.

Yard waste

Yard waste collection will begin for the season in the borough on Wednesday, May 2.

Birthdays and anniversaries

Council sends happy birthday wishes to Councilman Steve Golya, April 18; David Antal, April 22; Robert Scatena, April 24; Mackenzie Gable, April 30; and Hughestown Borough Secretary/Treasurer Angie Acerno, April 30.

Council also sends happy anniversary wishes to Robert Gable and his wife, Diane, who will celebrate 35 years of marriage April 23.

Kayleigh DeMace writes about Hughestown every week. To include an item in her column, email kdemace@pittstonprogress.com or call 570-821-2004 by 5 p.m. Monday.