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If you find yourself wanting to get out of the house to enjoy the beautiful weather, there are a couple events to attend on the same day!

Saturday, Aug. 12, Jenkins Twp, will host a Child Safety Day from 10 a.m. to noon. This event will be held at the Jenkins Twp. Fire Hall, 2 Second St. Children can get fingerprinted, receive an identification card and explore emergency vehicles up close and personal. There also will be a smoke house. Refreshments will also be served. For more information, please call the municipal building at 570-654-3315.

Also on Saturday, Aug. 12, the 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial Fund of the Luzerne Foundation will host the ninth annual 1st. Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held at the Wilkes-Barre Golf Club. Registration is at 7 a.m. with a captain and crew format. Tee off is at 8 a.m. and cost is $75 per golfer. This includes a riding cart and 18 holes of golf, followed by dinner and awards.

Early registration is available and encouraged to ensure a proper shirt size. For early registration and more information, please visit www.deprimogolf.com.

So, next Saturday, Aug.12, if you find yourself wanting to get out of the house, these are two events to check out that each support a great cause.

Police Regionalization

According to Jenkins Twp. Supervisor Bob Linskey, the Greater Pittston Police Regionalization Study Group is working on finalizing plans by Oct. 1.

The municipalities involved now include Jenkins Twp., Pittston Twp., Dupont and Laflin. Yatesville is no longer considering joining the group. For information, call Chairman Bob Linskey at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building at 570-654-3315.

Jenkins Twp. Seniors

Meetings of the Jenkins Twp. Senior Citizens Organization are held the third Tuesday of each month, with some exceptions. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Jenkins Twp. Hose Company, 2 Second St. For information, call Jean Mudlock at 570-654-9710.

Jenkins Crime Watch

The next Jenkins Twp. Crime Watch meeting is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the municipal building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman. For information, contact Chairman Joe Sperrazza at 570-654-3315.

Refuse and recycling change

Refuse and recycling will be picked up in Jenkins Twp. on Tuesday only, effective July 11. County Waste sent a letter to inform residents of the change.

Jenkins Twp. yard waste

Jenkins Twp. residents are reminded every household must put their yard waste in appropriate containers. Yard waste containers can be similar to the Jenkins Twp. recycling containers.

The containers must have perforations in the bottom, handles on each side and cannot have a lid on the top. The cans cannot have rims on the top, be on wheels or exceed 20 gallons.

Filled containers cannot weigh more than 30 pounds.

These regulations are in place to protect workers’ safety. If you have any questions regarding yard waste, please do not hesitate to contact the office.

If you have an excessive amount of yard waste or are cleaning a large area to remove small branches, shrubbery clippings, etc., and need to fill a pick-up truck, the Jenkins Twp. Department of Public Works will assist with compost preparation. Call the township building at 570-654-3315 for scheduling.

Jenkins Twp. meeting

Jenkins Twp. Board of Supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the municipal building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman.

Unclaimed bicycles

Jenkins Twp. has about a dozen unclaimed bicycles, found within the township. The serial numbers have been advertised, yet no one has claimed any of the bikes.

If you believe one of these bikes may be yours, please contact the municipal building at 570-654-3315. Otherwise, the bikes will be donated to children in need or sold for scrap.

Pittston Twp. meeting

Pittston Twp. Supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at the municipal building, 421 Broad St.

Pittston Twp. Crime Watch

Pittston Twp. Crime Watch is taking a summer break and will not meet until Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Registration remains open. For information, contact Frank Sciabacucchi at 570-954-0092.

Pittston Twp. yard waste

Yard waste will be picked up in Pittston Twp. throughout the summer.

The first and third Tuesday of each month, yard waste will be collected in Upper and Lower Browntown, Cork Lane, including Tedrick and Market streets west of the by-pass; Stauffer Heights, Center Street, Laurel Street, Doty Street, Mill Street, Horizon Estates and Stauffer Pointe. Yard waste will be picked up the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in Butler Heights, Suscon, Pocono Ridge Estates, Houston City, Glendale, Route 502 and Quail Hill.

Yard waste must be in containers which do not weigh more than 30 pounds. Do not use plastic bags or the yard waste will not be picked up. Paper bags can be used.

Yard waste consists of only grass, leaves and garden debris. Tree branches must be bundled and tied and be no longer than 6 inches in diameter and no longer than 6 feet in length. The following items cannot be picked up: rocks, concrete, stone, tree stumps, lumber, plastics, plastic bags and ashes.

Call the office at 570-654-0161 between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at least 24 hours prior to pickup to schedule collection.

Ambulance membership drive

The Greater Pittston Regional Ambulance announced the second mailing of the 2017 membership drive. Those residents who may have misplaced their original notice will have the opportunity to participate in the membership program.

Residents should note the membership drive will end Aug. 31.

The ambulance association would especially like to thank those residents who have already contributed to this year’s membership campaign.

Birthday wishes

Happy birthday this week to: Jon Dzydzora, Diana Robinson, CJ Lyons, Christina Donati and Michael Clemente, Aug. 7; Aaron Turner, Otello Passeri and Kevin Dowse, Aug. 8; Chelsea Benfante, Tracy Alexander, Cheryl Fazio, Robert Faber and Ashley Harper, Aug. 9; Mark Alexander, Anthony Tallarico, Ariana Gianacopoulos, Jamie Mikolaichik, Danny Walsh and Andrew Gulla, Aug. 10; Yoannel Pozo, Avalon Puchalik and Joseph D’Amico, Aug. 11; Jason Mills and Mindy Nestorick, Aug. 12; Regina Niedzwiecki, Kendall Melochick and Alyssa Getz Bellas, Aug. 13.

Wise Words of the Week

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”— John Quincy Adams (American President, 1767-1848).

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