EVENTS, MEETINGS, BRIEFS


First Posted: 7/15/2013

The Greater Pittston Chamber is accepting nominations for the 2013 Healthy Workplace Awards Program.

Pittston area employers may nominate themselves, or can be nominated by a third party, by visiting www.chamberchoice.com, entering their county and clicking Health and Well-Being to download the form.

Nominations may also be submitted by contacting the Chamber at 570-655-1424.

CAR/AVIATION

SHOW TODAY

There will be a European Car/ Vintage Aviation Show today, July 28 at the Wyoming Valley Airport in Forty-Fort from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show is the 11th annual show sponsored by the British Car Club of NEPA.

The airport and inclusion of the vintage aircraft are new this year.

This year, a Pittston resident, Vince Gatto has the featured car of the event: a 1929 Jaguar SS100, incredibly rare, incredibly valuable.

BIG BAND SOCIETY

The Big Band Society of Northeastern Pa will have a dinner dance on Friday, Aug.2, at Genetti’s Hotel and Convention Center Wilkes Barre. This event is for members only. The doors will open at 5:45 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Music is provided by Gary Dee and Friends.

For reservations please call Glen at 570.586.5359 or Herman at 570.654.6454. Herman Castellani will preside.

RAILRIDERS’ NIGHT

The Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce visitation committee and Women’s Network, along with the city of Pittston invite you to attend ‘Greater Pittston Community Night’ at the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders PNC Field on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

The event will honor the Pittston Tomato Festival Committee and the Pittston Redevelopment Authority. Tickets are $13 and include seat, hotdog, chips and soday.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Contact the Chamber at 655-1424.

WSCC REUNION

Sixty is the new 40 is the theme of the 60th birthday party for graduates, their spouses or their significant others from the class of West Side Central Catholic High School Class of 1971. Emailed invitations have been sent to those whose addresses on file.

The birthday celebration will be held from 1 to 7p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1 at The Grove at Checkerboard Inn, Carverton Road, Trucksville. Reservations may be made either through the class Facebook page, WSCCHS 1971, or by contacting Kate Taroli or Linda Hincken at KBTaroli@gmail.com.

A “pay as you go” Ice breaker will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31 at The Grotto, Harveys Lake

WA CLASS OF ‘73

Wyoming Area High School Class of 1973 will hold its 40th anniversary reunion on Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Swoyersville American Legion Pavilion. Any classmate who has not received an invitation is asked to conact Dotty Martin at dottymartin@comcast.net.

FLEA MARKET

St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 205 N. Main St. Pittston will hold its 17th annual flea market and ziti dinner from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3 and Sunday, Aug. 4 in the church hall.

Along with the Ziti dinner, ethnic foods such as piggies, haluska, pirohi and hot dogs at the snack bar will be available to eat in or take out. Coffee, tea and soft drinks will be available. A bake sale and money raffle will be held. Plenty of parking is available.

Ziti dinner tickets will be sold at the door.

PA CLASS OF 2003

The Pittston Area class of 2003 will be holding their ten year reunion on 7 to 10 p.m. August 10 at Rodano’s in Wilkes-Barre. To order tickets, log on to http://pahs2003.eventbrite.com. Tickets are $40 per person. For further information contact Brittany Balchune Bomber at bab367psu@aol.com.

USS INDEPENDENCE

Dick White, of Pittston, announces the USS Independence CVA-62 24th reunion will be held Sept. 4-8 in Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN. For more information, contact USS Independence by mail at CVA-62, 65 Pioneer Ridge Road, Canton, North Carolina 28716, by phone at 828-648-7379 or by email at ussindycva-62@hotmail.com.

NARFE MEETING

Greater Pittston NARFE , Chapter 1723, President John Ryan has announced there will be no meetings conducted in July and August. The next meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the VFW Post 4909, 401 Main Street Dupont, Pa.

WA CLASS OF ‘93

Wyoming Area Class of 1993 will hold its 20th anniversary class reunion on Nov. 29. The committee is still looking for email addresses for classmates. If you are interested in attending and have not received an invitation via Facebook or email, contact the reunion committee at wyoarea93@yahoo.com.

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