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Kayleigh DeMace took this picture in Yatesville — proof that spring is finally here.

As you’re enjoying the last weekend of April, get ready for the flowers to come next month.

Some flowers have already started blooming! Nothing gets me in the mood for warmer weather more than blooming flowers and a good hike, all of which I’ve been experiencing lately.

Another thing I’ve noticed — moods are changing.

They really were on to something when they first said “Spring is in the air.” Spring fever is spreading from person to person as we breathe in the fresh air and simply smile at one another. Never doubt the power of a smile!

Now, of course I’m wondering about the origins of this saying: “Spring fever.” While Elvis nailed it on the head, it didn’t start with him. What once referred to illness spreading (symptoms sound a lot like allergies to me), it soon started to refer to the love and joy many people feel this time of year.

So spend your spring with those you love, doing what you love. Stop and smell some flowers, or just the air, because spring is here.

But before you do that, check out what’s been going on in Hughestown:

Council news

Council thanks everyone involved in the Opioid Fact Forum for working to create the event. It was very informative and a great success!

The Salvation Army of Hanover Twp., located on the San Souci Parkway, 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.

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

Yard waste

Yard waste collection will begin for the season Wednesday, May 2. Those having an overabundance of yard waste may drop it off at the compost center in Suscon from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Park and Recreation news

The next meeting of Hughestown Park and Recreation 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.

Crime Watch news

The next Hughestown Crime Watch meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, May 7, at the Hughestown Hose Company. All residents are encouraged to attend. Please consider joining and helping to make a difference in your neighborhood!

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