Cherry Blossom Festival set for May 4, 5

First Posted: 2/3/2013

The West Pittston Cherry Blossom Committee announces this year’s festival will be held the weekend of May 4 and 5.

The next meeting for the Cherry Blossom committee will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Corpus Christi School building, 605 Luzerne Ave.

Snow and ice removal

Bill O’Donnell, West Pittston’s Code & Zoning Officer and Floodplain Administrator, has released a statement regarding sidewalk maintenance. According to ordinance 149-44 of the borough code, the owner, occupant or tenant and/or every person in charge or control of any building or of every property fronting upon or alongside of any of the streets in the Borough of West Pittston is hereby required to remove or cause to be removed from all the sidewalks in front of or alongside of such building or property all snow and ice thereon fallen or formed within twenty-four (24) hours after the same shall have ceased to fall or to be fallen or formed shall otherwise make and maintain said sidewalks reasonably safe for travel.

In other words, make sure you clean your sidewalks after a snow or ice storm within 24 hours of the storm.

Night at the Races

Corpus Christi’s annual Night at the Races will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Immaculate Conception Church Hall. Post time is 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 that includes food and refreshments.

For more information, call the rectory at 654-2753.

Mardi Gras celebration

St. Barbara’s Parish is having a Mardi Gras Celebration from 7 to 11 pm. 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 and 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

The 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.

Little League practice

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 to6:30 p.m. every Thursday . at the Little League indoor facility.

Little League sign-ups

The West Pittston Little League announces the following registration dates for the upcoming 2013 Little League season for T-Ball to Major League, and Junior/Senior League divisions.

Wednesday, Feb. 6 – 6 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 9 – 9 a.m. to noon .

Sunday, Feb. 10 – 1 to 4 p.m.

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

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

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 through 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: Paula Gardner-Cecil, Feb. 4; Maria Jiunta Heck, Toni Joy Granteed, Feb. 5; Shirley Chairge, Amy and Julie Mikolaichik, Feb. 6; Christine Hastie, Jasmine Fusco, Feb. 9; Stephen J. Sokach, Feb. 3; and belated birthday to Dr. Mary Beth Sokach, Feb. 1.

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