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It’s Halloween weekend! Finally! I’ve been waiting all year for this.

If you’re looking to host a last-minute party, I’ve got some great quick snack ideas for you. Because what’s a Halloween party without some finger foods?

Whip up some mummy hotdogs by wrapping them with strips of puff pastry, then cooking in the oven until golden brown. As a final touch, use a toothpick to dot some eyes on them!

Something sweeter? Grab a bag of mini peanut butter cups and stick pretzels. Unwrap the cups and stick a pretzel in them. Done!

Making punch? Fill a rubber glove with some water, freeze it, cut off the glove and throw the frozen “hand” into the punch. It’s sure to impress the guests — dead and alive — at your party.

Happy Halloween!

Holiday gift and craft fair

Hughestown Park and Recreation Committee is pleased to announce its eighth annual holiday gift and craft fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Pittston Area Primary Center, 210 Rock St., Hughestown. Please note this is a new location for the event.

More than 60 vendors will be on hand with a wide variety of new and unique gift ideas for 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.

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 and to only leave items in front of homes on the designated pickup day.

Hughestown Crime Watch

Crime Watch meetings will be held at 7 p.m. every Monday in the borough building. Linda Hoban will preside.

Every month a new guest will be on hand to discuss various topics with those attending. This month, Police Chief Jeff Balut will be the guest.

Forms are available at the borough building to join the Crime Watch. The membership fee is $1 for the year and an additional $1 for signs.

Council news

Council is looking for someone to repair rain gutters on the borough building. If interested, please call 570-654-2061 and leave a message. Council hopes to have this work completed before winter.

A bid for the garbage collector in the borough will be advertised again. Forms will be available in the borough building for those interested.

An audit has been handed in and approved by council. Ann Merlino presented the audit, which is available in the borough building.

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