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The Sunday following Labor Day celebrates National Grandparents Day. If you ask me, there is a lot to celebrate here.

For many of us, it was our grandparents who made the difficult decision to leave their homeland in search of better opportunities and a better life for their family. That is certainly the case for me. If it weren’t for my maternal grandparents leaving Lebanon in the height of a war to come to America, I wouldn’t be here at all.

This is just one of the many things you can take time to thank your grandparents for this weekend. Give thanks to yours for all they’ve done for you throughout your life and enjoy the last few weekends of summer!

St. Peter’s pasta sale

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will hold a pasta sale from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16.

Offering a menu of penne pasta, angel hair, sausage, meatballs, salad, dessert, rolls, butter and beverage, there’s something for everyone to eat!

Donation is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. The dinner is free for children 5 and younger.

Takeouts will be available throughout the dinner.

The event is open to everyone.

Hope to see you there!

Council news

Anyone interested in joining the Hughestown Crime Watch can call 570-654-2061. Be sure to leave a message.More details regarding the Crime Watch are to come at the council meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11.

Council asks that Hughestown residents add their address numbers on their home or mailbox. This will make your home easier to find in the event of an emergency, fire or delivery.

Anyone with a street sign that is fading, missing or falling off, please call 570-654-2061 and leave a message.

Council is looking for someone to trim the branches on trees by the borough building. Branches have grown to cover the light that is there. If interested, call 570-654-2061 to inquire.

Building permits and

problem properties

Residents are to contact Jeff Pisanchyn, the new code enforcement officer, at 570-237-6686 for building permits and remodeling inspections. Anyone looking to do remodeling or repair work must display this permit while doing any work to their home.

Filled out permits should be placed in the borough building mail slot. This will speed along the process so you can get to work on your projects!

Problems with properties have been addressed and improved through issued citations. If you have complaints about a property, please call the borough building. You can also call the Hughestown Hose Company with any serious complaints at 570-654-1488. Be sure to leave a message detailing your problem.

Recycling news

Recycling will be picked up Tuesdays. Newspaper and cardboard will be collected Mondays and grass will be collected Wednesdays. Place everything curbside to be collected on the respective days.

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

Holiday gift and craft fair

The annual holiday gift and craft fair sponsored by the Hughestown Park and Recreation Committee will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Pittston Area Primary Center, 210 Rock St., Hughestown.

Happy birthday

Happy belated birthday to brother and sister Billy and Amy Reap, who share a birthday exactly 10 years apart on Sept. 7.

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