Memorial Day services throughout Greater Pittston


First Posted: 5/20/2013

OLD FORGE

MEMORIAL DAY

Old Forge Borough’s annual Memorial Day parade, sponsored by the American Legion Post 513 and VFW Post 4954 will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27. The starting point is the corner of Main and Miles streets (across from Rite-Aid) .

Participants should arrive by 9:30 a.m.

The Villa Capri Cruisers will provide an “Honor Ride” in the parade for any veteran that cannot march.

The parade will travel down Main Street to Moosic Road, where a ceremony will follow at the Old Forge Cemetery.

AVOCA VFW

MEMORIAL DAY

Avoca VFW and American Legion will conduct Memorial Day services on Monday, May 27 according to the following schedule:

9 a.m. St Mary’s Cemetery,

9:30 a.m. Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery,

10 a.m. Langcliff Cemetery

11 a.m. Main St. Veteran’s Memorial.

ST. FRANCES CABRINI

MASS AND FLEA MARKET

St. Frances Cabrini Church, 585 Mt. Olivet Road, Carverton, will celebrate a Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27.

This mass is in honor and memory of all the deceased loved ones who are laid to rest at the Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Father Vincent Dang will be the celebrant for this special mass.

Following the mass, the parish Social Committee will sponsor its annual flea market and bake sale from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m on the church grounds, rain or shine.

This year’s flea market will include a variety of household items, pictures, dishware, knickknacks, toys, DVDs, games, and books.

Picnic foods for purchase include clam chowder, haluski, pork barbeque, wimpies, hotdogs with sauerkraut or chili, and a variety of beverages.

A special “early bird” flea market will held Sunday, May 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

No early birds for flea market.

PRESIDENT JIMMY

CARTER TO SPEAK

President Jimmy Carter and his wife Roselynn, will visit Wyoming Borough on Tuesday May 28. President Carter will speak at the Wyoming Moument at approximately 3 p.m.

Wyoming residents Jeanne Zano will sing the National Anthem and Abby Barhight will sing God Blesss America at the conclusion of the program.

Parking restrictions will be in effect along Wyoming Avenue near the Monument. Susquehanna Avenue will be closed at Wyoming Avenue beginning at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Shuttle bus service from the Midway Shopping Center and Flack Field will be offered to the Wyoming Monument. Visitors may park in these areas and obtain complimentary transportation to the Monument grounds. Shuttle bus service will begin at approximately 2p.m.

The e vent is free and open to the public. Event sponsors are Larry and Diane Cook, the Wyoming Monument Association and Wyoming Borough.

C-Span has announced plans to attend and tape the program.

COUNCIL TO

AWARD PAVING BIDS

Wyoming Borough Council will hold a special meeting for the purpose of awarding the bid for the Butler Street paving project on Tuesday May 28, 5 p.m. at the Wyoming Borough Building, 277 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming.

LITHUANIAN

WOMEN’S CLUB

The Lithuanian Women’s Club will meet on Tuesday, May 28 at Boscov’s. Lunch is at Noon followed by business meeting at 1 p.m.

Martha Warnagiris will preside.

EXETER HS CLASS OF ‘63

Exeter High School Class of 1963 will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at the Avenue Diner in Wyoming.

Information is needed on the following classmates: Billie Ann Bressler, Regina Vitcusky, Arthur Coolbaugh, John Serino.

Contact Marguerite Dixon at 655-1716 or Marily Jacobs 883-1401.

AVOCA AOH MEETING

Avoca AOH hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday May 30 at 7 p.m. at the West Side Social Club.

EXETER HIGH SCHOOL

50-plus REUNION

All Exeter High School graduates are invited to the next meeting of the EHS Reunion Planning Committee.

Representatives of all classes are encouraged to attend the next meeting of the Planning Committee on the afternoon of Thursday, May 30th, 2013 from 2–4:00 pm at the Avenue Diner.

Representatives from each class are urged to attend.

Those unable to attend or those seeking more info are asked to call Barbara Russo at 654-8670.

SUPER TO SPEAK

ON ANTI-BULLYING

Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Developmental Services and its Advisory Board will sponsor its 22nd Annual Developmental Services Awareness Month Breakfast at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 31 at the Shadowbrook Resort, Tunkhannock.

Michael Garzella, superintendent, Pittston Area School District, will speak on the district’s recent partnering with the developmental disabilities system on anti-bullying.

Cost is $10 per person.

For more information, call 825-9441 or 1-800-816-1880 or e-mail: mhmr@mhmr.luzerne.pa.us.

UNITED METHODIS

CHICKEN DINNER

The United Methodist church, 376 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, will hold a chicken dinner on Saturday, June 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. Adults are $9 and children 5-12 are $5.

Eat in or take out – with a convenient drive thru. Free delivery to local shut-ins call 693-2821.

ANTHRACITE

HERITAGE CONFERENCE

The Third Anthracite Heritage Conference to be held June 1 at the Anthracite Heritage Museum in Scranton, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an extensive program with a good variety of speakers and topics.

One of the highlights will be a presentation by Richard Healey who is a professor of geography at the University of Portsmouth, England.

Richard has been a keen student of anthracite history for over three decades and has written one of the defining books on the industry, The Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Industry, 1860-1902 (2007).

There are several other speakers as well as a lunch and entertainment by the Greater Pittston-based Hometown Boyz who perform songs related to anthracite history.

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AMERICAN LEGION

POST 477 MEETING

American Legion Auxiliary Pittston Post 477 would like to wish everyone “Happy Memorial Day”.Our Auxiliary meeting will be held June 1, at 5:30pm , 203 Vine St.Pittston. We ask any member wishing to pay 2012 and 2013 dues, wanting to join, or would like to renew membership,or transfer back to the post; may do so at this time. Newly elected officers are: Bridget Clarke, president; Joann Hunter, vice president; Janet Pohoda, secretary; Diane Simko, treasurer; Jenn Wakefield Sergeant-at-arms; Historian,Theresa Miller, historian; Kailani McDonald, Chaplain.

MEMORIAL PET WALK

Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc. will hold its Fifth Annual Memorial Pet Walk and Celebration of Life Event on Saturday, June 1, at Scranton’s McDade Park. Registration is at 10 a.m. Cost to walk is $25 and each participant will receive a T-Shirt.

There will be a pet blessing and festivities will last until 5:30 p.m. with food available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., face painting and vendors. psychic readings, a 50/50 and basket auction, entertainment by Phyllis Hopkin’s Electric Trio Band, demonstrations by the Scranton Police Departments K9 Unit, Alan Finn’s Designing Dogs and Canine Medical Massge by Dogstar Energy.

All proceeds will benefit Tracey’s Hope, a 501c3 non-profit organization helping animals and their owners throughout Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties. For more information, call 457-1625

FRANCES SLOCUM

NATURE CAMP

Frances Slocum State Park 2013 DiscoverE Nature Camp Registration is Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m. at Pavilion #1. First come, first served. There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee per child. Make checks payable to Commonwealth of PA. Questions? Call 696-9105.

VFW MEETING

The V.F.W. Post #4909 Dupont will meet at 7;30 p.m. on Monday, June 3 at the post home. Commander Gary Cardwardine will preside. The Home Association meeting will follow. Food and refreshments will be served.

EASTERN STAR MEETING

Past Matrons and Patrons Association of Wyoming Valley will meet on June 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Happy Pizza, 40 W. Main Street, Plymouth. Business meeting will follow dinner. Founded in 1924 the association will be honoring Junior Past Matrons and Junior Past Patrons of Region 12A.

PIZZA SALE

The First United Methodist Church of West Pittston will hold a pizza sale Friday, June 7. Pizzas can be ordered baked or unbaked with or without onions. Cost per tray is $11. Toppings of sweet red peppers, pepperoni or sausage can be added for $2. ea.

Broccoli or tomato and garlic pizzas are $14 per tray. Vegetable pizza for $13 Orders can be called to the church office at 655-1083 or walk in. Delivery is available for lunch orders.

BIG BAND SOCIETY

DINNER DANCE

The Big Band Society of Northeastern Pa will hold a dinner dance on Friday, June 7 at Genetti’s Hotel and Convention Center Wilkes Barre. This event is open to the public. Cost for nonmembers is $30. The doors will open at 5:45 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Music is provided by King Henry and the Showmen. For reservations, call Glen at 586.5359 or Herman at 654.6454. Herman Castellani will preside.

BLOOD DRIVE

Mountain Grange No. 567 is hosting a Blood Drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross on Saturday, June 8, at Kingston Township Municipal Building Lower Level from 9 a.m. to 2 p. m. Refreshments will be provided by the American Red Cross and Mountain Grange No. 567. Mountain Grange is pleased to be of service to the community.

ST JOHN’S CLASS OF 1973

St John’s Class of 1973 is having a reunion meeting on Monday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Coopers in Pittston. plans for a 40th reunion celebrationwill be discussed. Monday June 10th is a significant day to meet since it is the 40th anniversary of graduation day.

WEST PITTSTON HS CLASS OF 1959

The West Pittston High School class of 1959 will hold a 55th class reunion planning meeting on June 13 at 1:30 p.m. at Agolino’s in West Pittston. For reservations contact Tina Menn 430-2049.

NARFE DINNER

President John Ryan has announced the NARFE Dinner will be held on Wednesday, June 12 at 12 p.m. at the VFW Post 4909, 401 Main Street, Dupont, Pa. Price is $ 13. Contact any of the following members to make your reservation. John Ryan, 654-3722 ; Sal Alaimo, 655-8195 or Liz Tighe, 655-5153

FATHER’S DAY BREAKFAST

Exeter Hose Company #1 will hold a Father’s Day Breakfast on Sunday, June 16 from 7 a.m. to noon, at 1405 Susquehanna Avenue. Tickets are $8 per person. For more information call 602-00739

WSCC REUNION

West Side Central Catholic High School Class of 1971 will hold a 60th birthday party from 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1 at the Grove at Checkerboard Inn on Carverton Road, Trucksville. Formal invitations will be forthcoming when all addresses are finalized.

UNITED METHODIST

SIGHT AND SOUND TRIP

The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of West Pittston are planning a bus trip to Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster to see “Noah” in mid-June. For more information and to make reservations, call Doris Dushok at 654-2689 or Karen Weed at 654-4446.

STRAWBERRY SOCIAL

United Methodist Church of Pittston’s Strawberry Shortcake Social will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on June 15 at the at the corner of Broad and Church Streets .

Tickets at $5 for adults and $3 for children includes cake, strawberries or peaches, ice cream and beverage. Lunch menu also available with hot dogs (with your choice of topping), wimpies, potato salad, baked beans and cole slaw.

For tickets or additional information, call 654-8775 or 655-0677.

USS INDEPENDENCE

REUNION ANNOUNCED

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.

WA CLASS OF 1993

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

NORTHEAST HS 1963

50TH CLASS REUNION

The Northeast HS 1963 50th anniveresary class reunion will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday Oct. 11 at Colarusso’s LaPalazzo, Birney Avenue, Moosic.

All classmates are asked if anyone knows of any change of address of any classmate since the 40th anniversary reunion to notify Michael Hopkins at457-0413.

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