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Just a few friendly reminders from Jenkins Twp. this week.

A late fee of $10 will be added to the 2018 refuse and recycling fee Feb. 1 for anyone who has not paid by Jan. 31. 

Christmas tree pickup will still be on Thursdays. 

The Jenkins Twp. Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 14, will be moved to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21.

 

Church meetings

Pastor Stanley Oschman’s Plaid Community Church usually meets on Thursdays at Original Italian Pizza near Heather Highlands from 6 to 8 p.m. for dinner and Bible study.

The church also has “Church on the Road” with visits to homes and arenas to play music. One show is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 10, at the Mountain View nursing home.

The church also has a fundraiser scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Heather Highlands community room, dedicated to the crisis group Pathway, a group for women in crisis. All proceeds from the dinner and show go to those women in need. Tickets are $25.

Jenkins Twp. Little League registration

Jenkins Twp. Little League is accepting registrations for 2018.

Children, ages 4-12 who reside within Jenkins, Inkerman, Yatesville and surrounding territories, are eligible to join.

Sign-ups are from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, and Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman. Online registrations also are being accepted at jenkinstwplittleleague.com, until March 1.

Cost for majors, minors and coach pitch registration is $80, and $50 for tee ball.

There will be a free giveaway for all registrants.

New registrants must provide a birth certificate and proof of residence or school attendance. Also, boys and girls signing up must turn 4 before Sept. 1, 2018.

For information, please contact info@jenkinstwplittleleague.com.

Pittston Twp. Christmas

tree pickup

Pittston Twp. residents may schedule a tree pickup by calling the municipal building at 570-654-0161, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Jenkins Twp. Crime Watch

The Jenkins Twp. Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the municipal building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman.

All members are encouraged to attend and new members are always welcome. For information, please contact Chairman, Joe Sperrazza at 570-654-3315.

PA baseball/softball

purse bingo

Pittston Area’s baseball and softball teams are raising money by hosting a designer purse bingo. The event is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 28, at Eagle McLure Hose Company, 375 Milwaukee Ave., Old Forge. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and bingo games being at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $25 each and are available at Joyce Insurance, 9 N. Main St., Pittston. You also may call Kristy Rosiak at 570-479-0031.

There will be special games, a basket raffle, a bake sale, food and refreshments.

Taxes

The county and municipal taxes bills will be issued Feb. 12.

Jenkins Twp. Tax Collector Jean Mudlock will be collecting taxes at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. She will not have evening hours.

Pittston Twp. Tax Collector Rita Timonte will have office hours from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at her home office, 12 E. Oak St., Pittston Twp., until the end of the discount period.

Discount period ends April 11. Face period ends June 11 and the penalty phase ends Dec. 31.

For information, please contact tax collector Jean Mudlock at 570-654-9710 or Pittston Twp. Tax collector Rita Timonte at 570-654-8807.

Anyone who has not received a tax bill two weeks after the mailing date, please contact your tax collector.

Greater Pittston Ambulance Drive

Greater Pittston Regional Ambulance Association announced its 2018 membership drive letters were mailed earlier this month.

The ambulance association wishes to thank all for the support during previous drives.

For information, please contact the Greater Pittston Ambulance at 570-654-1202.

Pittston Twp. meetings

The monthly meeting of the Pittston Twp. Supervisors is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at the municipal building, 421 Broad St.

For information, please call the Pittston Twp. municipal building at 570-654-0161.

Pittston Twp. snow removal

Pittston Twp. wishes to remind its residents the placement of any portable basketball hoops, sports goals or stands on any township-owned roadway is prohibited between Nov. 1 and March 31. Township road maintenance trucks have be damaged during snow plowing operations due to collisions with these objects. If you have any of these objects on a township road, please remove it as soon as possible. For information, please contact the municipal building at 570-654-0161.

Birthday wishes

Happy birthday this week to: Patti Bechtold and Katie Kelley, Jan.2 9; Libby Hackel, Jacqueline Cefalo, Alex Lee and Steph Mudlock, Jan. 30; Jillian Yacovelli Lyons, Lou Cella, Alyssa Mae and Danielle Siskovich, Jan. 31; Joshua Swainbank, Anthony Montini, Myria Dotzman, Ryan J. Manley and Sara Licata, Feb. 2; Jasmine Waltman, Kristin Brown, Jennifer Parry and Jessica Lynn Krawczyk, Feb. 3; Danny Mancini, Feb. 4. Make it a good one!

Wise Words of the Week

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”— Confucius, Chinese philosopher (551-479 B.C.)

Nico Rossi writes about Jenkins Twp. and Pittston Twp. To include an item in his column, email nrossi@pittstonprogress.com or call 570-430-1800 or 570-821-2002 by Monday.