Borough Safety Committee meets Wednesday


First Posted: 1/27/2013

A Safety Committee meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Municipal building.

A review of current plans along with block captains will be on the agenda.

Mardi Gras celebration

St. Barbara’s Parish is having a Mardi Gras Celebration from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the parish center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

A dinner buffet catered by Marianacci’s restaurant will be served. Dinner also includes coffee, soda and homemade desserts.

This is a B.Y.O.B. event; no one under 21 years of age will be admitted. Cost is $25 per person.

DJ Mike Arcarese will provide the music.

Tables can be reserved for groups of 8 or 10. Call Loretta at 654-0936 or Barbara at 654-8670 to reserve a table.

Tickets are sold after all weekend Masses at both churches or at St. Barbara’s rectory at 654-2103. Deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, Feb. 4.

Bingo at JFK

The JFK Elementary School in the Wyoming Area School District is holding a Vera Bradley Bingo Fundraiser at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 (doors open at 1 p.m.) in the Wyoming Area Secondary Center cafeteria, 20 Memorial St., Exeter.

Tickets are $20.

Tickets will be available at the door but seating is limited.

To purchase tickets in advance, make check payable to JFK PTO and send to 50 Penn Ave., Exeter PA 18643, ATTN: BINGO.

Include name, address, phone and e-mail address. For more information, call 362-1680.

Night at the Races

Wyoming Area Class of 2013 Night at the Races will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 at St. Barbara’s Center.

Parent volunteers are needed. Phone calls will be made for gift basket donations, food donations, etc.

For more information, call Mary at 885-2472 or Gina at 332-7817.

Next meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 in room 164.

Little League news

For all West Pittston age eligible players (10 years old prior to May 1, 2013) moving up to major leagues, conditioning and practice for the upcoming major league tryouts in March.

Practice will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Little League indoor facility. Managers and coaches are asked and encouraged to participate.

Little League registration dates for the 2013 season for T-Ball to Major League, and Junior/Senior League divisions are:

Wednesday, Jan. 30 – 6 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 2 – 9 a.m. to noon

Wednesday, Feb. 6 – 6 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 9 – 9 a.m. to noon

Sunday, Feb. 10 1 to 4 p.m.

Registrations will take place on the second floor of the West Pittston Little League field house located off Sixth Street.

Fees for the 2013 season shall be as follows:

• Single player T-ball to Majors – $65 plus $50 for the lottery fundraiser.

• Family rate T-ball to Majors – $65 plus $10 for each player beyond one plus $50 for the lottery fundraiser.

• Junior/Senior League players – $100 plus $50 for the lottery fundraiser.

These will be the only sign up dates for the 2013 season.

Cheer/dance workshops

West Pittston native and resident Lauren Timek, a professional cheerleader with the New York Jets, will conduct a nine-week cheer and dance workshop from Jan. 31 to March 30 at the Downtown Arts Center, Wilkes-Barre. Registration fee is $125.

For a schedule of classes and more information, contact Gina Malsky at 332-7817.

Birthday notes

Celebrating this week: Faith Yakobitis, Caitlyn Kraynak, Joe Kolmansperger, Jan. 27; Elaine Lucarella Bell, Cara Bell, Deb Mozal, John Connell, Jan. 30; Jon Melvin, Lynette Villano, Rachel Campbell, Sara Shane, Jan. 31; Mona Turner, Ray Hopkins, Feb. 1.


Quote of the week

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