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Hughestown Park and Recreation Committee will hold its eighth annual holiday gift and craft fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Pittston Area School Primary Center, 210 Rock St., Hughestown. More than 70 vendors will be on hand with a variety of new and unique items for your holiday shopping. There is free parking, free admission and everyone through the door will get a chance at the lottery basket door prize. There also will be a basket raffle and catering by Chef’s Corner on Main. Organizers of the craft fair include, from left, Kathy Golya, Mary Anne Quick, Marie Griglock and Mary Golya.

It’s finally November and the holidays are right around the corner. To kick the season off right, make sure to stop by the Hughestown Park and Recreation Committee’s eighth annual holiday gift and craft fair!

Handmade gifts are always a hit this time of year, because they say something more than a gift you can just pick up quickly at a store or order online.

With 70 vendors attending the craft fair this year, there will be plenty to choose from as you start (or wrap up!) your holiday shopping.

Catering will be provided by Chef’s Corner on Main. There will be a huge basket raffle and everyone through the door will receive a ticket for the door prize. Plus, admission and parking are both free!

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at a new location — the Pittston Area Primary Center, 210 Rock St., Hughestown.

We hope to see you there!

Hughestown Crime Watch

Hughestown Neighborhood Crime Watch will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, in the Hughestown Borough Building.

A program, “Refuse to be a Victim,” will be presented. This is a seminar on personal safety that focuses on mental self-defense and will go over skills that can reduce your risk of being a victim of a violent crime.

The public is invited to this meeting and new members are welcome.

Council news

The next Hughestown Council meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the borough building. Mayor Wayne Quick will preside.

The rain gutter on the borough building has been repaired, along with other problems. Council thanks Jamie Merlino for taking care of this.

The Hughestown Lions Club Halloween Party was a success through the rain! Council thanks all those who helped organize the event.

Hughestown Council will begin informing residents that the borough will have one garbage collector. There is an ordinance regarding this and letters will be sent out. Mascacaro will be the borough collector. There will be no stickers. Bulk collection will be offeered. More details to come.

Collection schedule

Hughestown Borough Council wants to bring attention to some problems that have been occurring with the garbage and recyclable collections.

When garbage is collected on Thursday, no recyclables can be put out at the same time. Recyclables are being left on the street until the following Tuesday as a result. This creates a problem for neighbors and the borough.

The days for collection are: Mondays, cardboard and newspapers; Tuesday, commingled glass and plastic, Wednesday, grass and ashes.

Council asks residents to please cooperate with this schedule. Complaints have been received from residents about this problem.

Council urges residents to break down oversize items before they are placed out for recycling.

Kayleigh DeMace writes about Hughestown every week for Greater Pittston Progress. To include an item in her column, contact her at or 570-821-2004.