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Jenkins Twp. and Yatesville Borough Crime Watch groups are hosting their inaugural 4-mile run. Scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, May 5, the race will begin and end at the Pittston Area High School, 5 Stout St., Yatesville.

The pre-registration fee is $15 until April 11. After this date, the registration fee is $20. The registration fee is non-refundable and a short sleeve T-shirt is included for the first 50 registrants. Race day registration is $25 and will be accepted from 8 to 8:45 a.m. The race will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 11 a.m.

Awards will be given to the overall male and female winners, as well as to the top three males and the top three females in the following divisions: 9 and younger, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70-plus.

Checks can be made payable to Jenkins Twp./Yatesville Borough Crime Watch. Proceeds from this event will be used to help rebuild the honor roll memorial on East Saylor Avenue in Jenkins Twp.

If you have any questions about the race or need any more information, please contact Wendy at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building at 570-654-3315 or email jenkinsbos@comcast.net.

Pittston Twp. Easter party

The Pittston Twp. Board of Supervisors and Recreations Board will sponsor a children’s Easter party from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at St. Joseph Marello Parish Center, 237 William St., Pittston. There will be music, food, prizes and a visit from the Easter Bunny. For information, please contact the Pittston Twp. municipal building at 570-654-0161.

Veterans memorial

A committee is being formed to erect a veterans memorial monument in Jenkins Twp. A meeting to discuss this project is scheduled and all residents are invited. The meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 4, at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building, 46½ Main St, Inkerman.

All residents are invited and their suggestions are welcome. For information, please contact the municipal building at 570-654-3315.

Church meetings

Pastor Stanley Oschman’s Plaid Community Church usually meets 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.

Jenkins Twp. Crime Watch

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.

Taxes

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 Jenkins Twp. Tax Collector Jean Mudlock at 570-654-9710 or Pittston Twp. Tax Collector Rita Timonte at 570-654-8807.

Anyone who does not received a tax bill within two weeks of the mailing date, please contact your tax collector.

Greater Pittston Regional Ambulance Drive

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

The ambulance association wishes to thank everyone for their 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 been 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.

Jenkins refuse and recycling

The 2018 Jenkins Twp. refuse payments are past due. As of Feb. 1, a $10 late fee has been added. If payment is not made by May 31, all delinquent accounts will be sent a citation.

If you have any questions, please call the municipal building at 570-654-3315.

Jenkins Twp. meeting

Jenkins Twp. Board of Supervisors has rescheduled its regular monthly meeting. It will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the municipal building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman.

Jenkins planning meetings

The 2018 monthly planning commission meetings are scheduled for the third Thursday of every month.

The next planning commission meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at the municipal building.

Jenkins seniors

Jenkins Twp. Senior Citizens Organization usually schedules its meetings for the third Tuesday of each month, with some exceptions.

The organization will not meet in January or February. Therefore, the next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Jenkins Twp. Hose Company, 2 Second St.

All seniors in the area are invited to attend and new members are always welcome.

For information, please contact Jean at 570-654-9710.

Birthday wishes

Happy birthday this week to: Jerry Salitis, Trudy Stranko and Adrienne Thomas, Feb. 12; Brian Melvin and Joseph Rossi, Feb. 13; Alyssa Flynn, David Rinko, Samantha Burgio and Jeff Peters, Feb. 15; Matt Morgan, Pat Ruda, Barry Barosky, Dan Goodman and Wyatt Doncses, Feb. 16; Stephen Martin, Kevin Musto, Erin Hudak and Damien Kratz, Feb. 17; Debbie Costa Stella, Samantha Tressa, Josh Carichner and Stephen Golosky, Feb. 18.

Make it a good one!

Wise Words of the Week

“Look at situations from all angles and you will become more open.” — Dalai Lama, Tibetan leader (1935-present)

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.