Red Hats meet Wednesday; pastie sale Thursday


First Posted: 1/13/2013

Blooms and Bubbles, the Greater Pittston Chapter of the Red Hat Society, will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Savo’s Restaurant in the Pittston Plaza at 12:30. Ann Rose is the hostess for this meeting.

Members are asked to bring a gag gift for dirty bingo.

Anthracite Labor Wars is topic

The Lackawanna Historical Society will host authors Dr. Robert Wolensky and William Bill Hastie on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Catlin House to discuss their new book, Anthracite Labor Wars.

Dr. Wolensky is the author of several books and an adjunct professor of history and sociology at King’s College.

Hastie is an anthracite historian and former mineworker for the Knox Coal Company.

Their program, Anthracite Labor Wars in the Wyoming-Lackawanna Coal Field, 1890-1935, will focus on labor struggles between the Pennsylvania Coal Company and their employees in the company’s Lackawanna County collieries.

For more information about the program, contact the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841 or email lackawannahistory@gmail.com.

Pastie sale

The First United Methodist Church of West Pittston will hold a pastie sale on Thursday, Jan 17.

Pasties offered are meat with or without onion, vegetable with cheese, sausage and pepper.

Orders can be made to 655-1083 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or to Ann Alaimo at 654-3850 or Warren and Nancy Pollard at 654-4745.

Orders must be in by Tuesday, Jan 15.

No orders will be taken on day of the sale. Cost of the pasties is $5.

Boy Scouts plan Board of Review

A meeting to determine the schedule for a Board of Review for the Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII religious emblems will take place on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 410 S. River St. Wilkes-Barre.

Representing the Diocese of Scranton at the meeting will be Mary Anne Malone, Diocesan Director for Word and Lifelong Faith Formation. Counselors for the religious emblems are invited to attend.

For more information call Ky Lazzari at 825-2648.

Vera Bradley Bingo

The JFK Elementary School in the Wyoming Area School District is holding Vera Bradley Bingo Fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.) in the Wyoming Area Secondary Center cafeteria, 20 Memorial Street, 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 Avenue, Exeter PA 18643, ATTN: BINGO. Please include name, address, phone and e-mail address.

For more information, please call 570-362-1680.

Brennan Regan Auxiliary

American Legion Auxiliary to Brennan Regan Post 585 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the post home, 329 Main St.

Members are reminded to submit their 2013 dues.

Any member that has not paid them or updated any necessary information should as soon as possible.

The Auxiliary will have its annual dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Valenti’s Restaurant, Exeter. Any member interested in attending may sign up at the post home.

This year the ladies are responsible for paying for their own meal and the Auxiliary will provide the gratuity.

Attendees will meet at the post home at 6:30 p.m. the day of the dinner.

The reservation is at 7 p.m.

Valentine’s Dinner Dance

The Dupont V.F.W. post 4909 Home Association will hold it annual Valentine’s Day Dinner and dance on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Music provided by Frank and Judy.

A dinner buffet will be served from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. bar will be open from 7:30 to 12:30 a.m.

There will be door prizes.

Tickets are $28 per person. For reservations see Bob Lopata or call 654-9104.

Deadline for reservations if Feb. 8.

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