Businesses asked to report recycling tonnage


First Posted: 1/6/2013

Patty McDonald, borough manager, encourages all businesses currently recycling through private haulers to submit their tonnage which will be used to obtain grants. For more information, contact Patty at 655-6216.

Sermon, soup & sandwich

Sermon, Soup & Sandwich second is a series of enlightening social event will be held at noon on the Saturday, Jan. 12 at Holy Mother of Sorrows Church, 212 Wyoming Ave., Dupont. Dr. Jim Ploskonka will have a presentation entitled God & Finances. He will speak on the subject of personal finances, specifically providing documented insights into how God has provided us means to be at peace with money and its use.

Ploskonka is a graduate of Mansfield University where in 2012 he was honored to be inducted into the Hall of Fame for Distinguished Educators. He received his a master’s degree from the Boston Conservatory, his PhD from the University of Kentucky in Policy Studies and Evaluation and was recognized as the recipient of the Sagan Scholarship for the Dissertation of the Year.

Most recently, he has completed additional studies at Harvard University in the College of Education’s Management Institute specifically focusing on critical issues in higher education.

Fellowship with soup and sandwich will follow in the parish hall.

All are invited for this event free of charge.

ANS installation dinner

Holy Mother of Sorrows ANS will hold its annual installation dinner at noon today, Jan. 6 at Agolino’s in West Pittston. To make reservations, contact Carol Bondurich at 654-8991.

Holy Mother of Sorrows will hold its Parish Committee meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 14 in the rectory’s conference room.

Holy Mother of Sorrows YMS of R annual installation meeting and dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 15 at in the parish hall. To make reservations, call Paul Kaspriskie at 655-0981 or e mail him at Paul.Kaspriskie@wilkes.edu

Council meeting

The Dupont Borough Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8 in the James Cocco Council Chamber.

Garbage bags on sale

Garbage bags for 2013 are now on sale.

Fees for refuse bags are residential, $105; seniors, $75; and commercial, $150.

The Dupont Municipal Office will have extended hours for the month of January and will remain office until 6 p.m. on Thursdays and from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

AMVETS calendars available

The AMVETS Post 189 2013 calendars are now available from any post member or by contacting Post Commander Bernie McDonald at 817-4858.

Donation is $30 and will benefit 16 VA hospital and homes including the Wilkes Barre VA Medical Center and the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, Scranton.

Lions news

Rick Hansen, chairperson of the Dupont Lions Adopt a Highway project, announces the next cleanup will be held on Jan. 19. Members will clean the area roadway north and south of Route 315 starting from Pilot to Petro and from Petro and from Petro back to Pilot.

The Lions will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14 at the VFW Post 4909.

Sacred Heart meeting schedule

Women’s Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8 in the church hall.

The Parish Pastoral Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8 in the lower level meeting room.

Senior Outreach Committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15 in the rectory lower level meeting room.

Eco-tip

Here is Joey Jones’ eco-tip of the week: If you have an aerosol can (like for whipped cream), check for the recycling symbol on the can before throwing away. Steel is recyclable.

Gas service applications

Applications for gas service are available at the Dupont Municipal offices during regular business hours; UGI Representative Mike Trussa states, that in order for the company to have program approval for placement of gas lines, residents’ applications must be filed with UGI. For more information, contact Trussa at 829-8664.

VFW meeting Monday

Dupont V.F.W. Post #4909 will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7 at the post home. Commander Gary Carwardine will preside. The Home Association meeting will follow. Nomination of Home Association Officers will be held for 2013. Refreshments will be served after both meetings.

Crime Watch meeting

The Dupont Neighbor Crime Watch will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29 in the municipal building

VFW Post 4909 to meet

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4909 will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8 . at the post home. President Elaine Healey will preside.

Hostesses for the meeting are Elaine Hoffman and Emily DeNardi.

Borough service schedule

Borough service schedule for the week of Jan. 6:

Monday, Jan. 7 – Refuse

Wednesday, Jan. 8 – Yard waste and Christmas trees

Thursday, Jan. 9 – Recycling, mixed paper

Dupont Public Works Department announces that recycling and yard waste pick- ups may be disrupted due to plowing and winter road maintenance.

Every effort will be made to maintain the service schedules.

If scheduled recyclables or yard waste are not picked up, residents are asked to hold them until the next scheduled pick-up.

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