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Wyoming Area’s annual Veterans Day program will be held Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center.  There will be a luncheon at noon, followed by a school program in the gym. 

All veterans are invited to attend. Please call the Secondary Center at 570-655-2836 x2332 or email mpikas@wyomingarea.org to respond.

West Wyoming Hose

Company craft show

A fall and holiday craft show will be held at the West Wyoming Hose Company No. 1, located at 926 Shoemaker Ave., West Wyoming, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. There will be approximately 40 vendors available, vendor gifts will be raffled and Boyer’s catering will have food available during the event. A Toys for Tots collection also will take place. There is a $2 donation for the hose company at the door. Children are free. For information, email jhromek@outlook.com.

Church craft fair

The Social Concerns Committee of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish will host its annual holiday craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in the school gymnasium and cafeteria located at 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville.

This year’s show will feature homemade items from more than 40 vendors. There also will be a raffle of vendor items and free admission. Lunch will be available.

All proceeds benefit those in need in the community.

Wyoming Area Catholic news

The Parent Teacher Guild of Wyoming Area Catholic School in Exeter will sponsor a designer purse bingo Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Swoyersville Hose Company, 299 Slocum St., Swoyersville.

Tickets are $25 at the door. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. First games begin at 1 p.m.

Tickets include 20 regular games. Additional games and specials will be available at the event. There will be door prizes, basket raffles, 50/50 and refreshments for sale.

All proceeds benefit the students.

Wyoming Hose Company

No. 2 fund drive

Members of the Wyoming Hose Company No. 2 remind residents and businesses in the community that the 2018 annual fund drive has begun. This is the time you can donate to help the volunteers help you. By now you have received a donation form. Please fill it out and return it via mail. Thank you in advance for your support.

Exeter recycling

Exeter Borough now has single stream recycling. Recycling will still be collected Mondays. All recyclable items can now be placed in the same container and can be placed out weekly.

A flyer is in the white rural mailbox in front of the borough building with a list of what can and cannot be put out. Everything on the calendar is still recyclable, with the exception of shredded paper. The borough will no longer pick up shredded paper. Also, items are on the new list that weren’t picked up before.

Yard waste will still be collected Thursdays.

Regular garbage is still collected Wednesdays.

Please do not use the yellow recycling bins for garbage.

Place your bags in regular garbage cans. It is a three-bag limit no matter what size the bag is, as long as it is less than 30 pounds. Do not place several small bags in your garbage can. Condense them into a larger bag.

Placing the garbage in a refuse can reduces the likelihood of an animal opening it. If animals do open your garbage, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to clean it up.

Refuse, recyclables and yard waste are to be placed curbside the night before pick up or by 6 a.m. the morning of collection.

For information, call Lynda at 570-654-3001, ext. 2 or Karen at 570-654-0933.

LEGO Club at the library

The LEGO Club will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. The  program is free and suitable for children of all ages. Registration is required. Please call the library to reserve a spot.

West Wyoming yard waste

Yard waste will be picked up in West Wyoming Thursday, Nov. 15, for residents living in the Atherton Park section, up to but not including Eighth Street. Residences on Eighth Street up to the Exeter line will have their scheduled collection Thursday Nov. 8. Thereafter, yard waste will be picked up alternating Thursdays.

Residents are reminded to place yard waste out the night before the collection in open containers and to bundle and tie any bushes, hedges or small trees in 3-foot lengths. Yard waste containers should not exceed 30 pounds. No plastic, stones or dirt allowed.

West Wyoming recycling

West Wyoming Borough has made a change in the recycling program and the borough is now using single stream recycling.

With single stream recycling, cans, paper, plastic and cardboard can be commingled together and deposited in any of the recycling containers located behind the fire department.

Glass recycling needs to be separated and deposited in the designated glass recycling container.

Residents are reminded to please not throw garbage in the recycling containers.

Eileen Cipriani writes about Exeter, Wyoming and West Wyoming. To include an item in her column, contact her at ecipriani@pittstonprogress.com or 570-301-2185.