Blessing of homes taking place

First Posted: 1/6/2013

With a new year upon us, the Rev. Carmen Bolock, pastor of St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church, Duryea, is offering to bless homes.

If you would like to have your home blessed, call Father Carmen at 457-2291. The invitation is open to the entire community.

Little League

The Duryea Little League will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6 at the V.F.W. Post 1227, 492 Stephenson St. Preparations for the 2013 season will be discussed. Sign-ups for the 2013 season will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 at the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St.

Sewer Authority

The reorganization meeting of the Duryea Borough Sewer Authority will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7 at the municipal building. The public is invited.

Borough Council

The Duryea Borough Council will have its monthly meeting and work session at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8 in the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St.

Legion Sons

The Sons of the American Legion (S.A.L.s), Squadron 585, will have its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13 at the Brennan Regan post home, 329 Main St. Fundraising ideas for 2013 will be discussed at this time. All members are urged to attend.

Eagle Scout reception

There will be an Eagle Scout reception for Ryan Burdick of Boy Scout Troop 285 at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the American Legion Brennan Regan Post 585, 329 Main St.

Scouts are reminded to wear full dress uniforms to this event.

Garbage stickers

Garbage stickers for 2013 are on sale now.

The price of the stickers remains the same as last year. Stickers can be purchased from 7 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St. Stickers can also be purchased from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at the municipal building.

Prices of the garbage stickers are one bag, $80; two bags, $135; three bags, $175; and four bags, $215.

Residents are asked to remove their old garbage sticker when they place their new one in the window. New garbage stickers must be displayed by Feb. 1.

Garbage will not be collected from homes that do not have the 2013 garbage sticker displayed.

Duryea website

The webmasters of the Duryea website,, have added over 5,000 new items to the site, including more than 4,500 articles and photos from the archives of the Sunday Dispatch from 1946 to 1964.

Website volunteers are always attempting to obtain old photos and documents about Duryea, but they are specifically seeking photos of the Phoenix Colliery which was located at the end of Chittenden Street, the Columbia Breaker which was located near the viaduct area by the current Village Shopping center and the Warnke Washery which was located in back of Newton Street.

The website team would also love to obtain images from the Pennsylvania National Guard’s occupation of Duryea in the fall of 1902 due to the coal strike which swept the anthracite coal region.

Anyone who would like to share photos or documents about these or any other Duryea history up to 1964 may contact Faith at 457-2517, Diane at 457-4791, Mike at 655-8336 or Bernie at (973) 838-7126.

All items will be copied and promptly returned.

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