The Avoca Basketball League (A.B.L.) will have a registration session for the 2013 season from 7 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 20 in the Avoca Community Center, 800 Main St.
The program is open to boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grade.
The A.B.L is sponsored by Avoca Borough and the Avoca Jolly Boys and is played in honor of Michael Joyce.
For more information, contact Stan Waleski at 457-1206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Avoca V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary Post 8335 will not have a regular monthly meeting in January.
Instead, there will be district meeting at 2:30 p.m. today, Jan. 20 at St. Mary's School, 742 Spring St. with Department President Sandra Brenner present.
Refreshments will be served at the post home at 915 Main St. following the meeting.
Congratulations to Scott and Lori Shimley, Avoca, who welcomed a baby girl to their family on Dec. 20. Victoria Loralei Shimley weighed 7 pounds and 15 ounces and was 20 inches long.
She has a big sister, Emma. Victoria is the granddaughter of Lewis and Helen Strunk, of Duryea; and the late Theodore and Antoinette Shimley.
The Queen of the Apostles Parish will not have religious education classes today, Jan. 20 or Monday, Jan.21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The parish will have a Day of Prayer and Reparation for All Victims of Abortion on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the church.
The day begins with Mass at 8 a.m. followed by Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
Adoration will continue during the day.
At 7 p.m., there will be a holy hour for life.
Prior to the service, a period of meditative silence will be observed followed by readings, the Rosary for Life and Benediction.
The parish will host an appreciation dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 in St. Mary's School auditorium.
Anyone who has worked for or volunteered for the parish during 2012 is invited to attend.
To make your reservation, call the parish office at 457-3412 by Jan. 28.
The snow date for the dinner is Feb. 9.
The parish's First Communion Class will receive its First Penance at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 in St. Mary's Church.
The Avoca A.O.H. will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31 at the West Side Social Club, 700 McAlpine St.
The Avoca Lions will have its monthly food bank from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7 at the Bethel United Methodist Church, 532 Main St.
Volunteers are needed at 1:30 p.m. to unload the truck. Beneficiaries are encouraged to bring boxes.
The Avoca Borough Council will have its regular monthly meeting and work session at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14 in the Avoca Municipal Building, 752 Main St.
Council President Joseph Satkowski will preside. The public is invited to attend.
Ashes are collected every Wednesday.
Residents should place them curbside by 8 a.m. on collection day.
The Moosic recycling truck will be at the Avoca Municipal Garage, 1106 Plane St., from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Thursday.
Avoca residents are invited to recycle newspaper and commingled glass, plastic and metal bottles, cans and jars.
All lids should be removed and disposed of in home trash. Containers should be rinsed, plastics and metals should be flattened and glass should not be broken.
The new system allows paper to be mixed with cardboard.
All recyclables should be placed in the appropriate compartment of the truck.
Residents are urged to read and follow the signs on the recycling tuck.
The recycling area will be monitored and violators can be fined or banned from future recycling privileges.
Recycling flyers are available in the lobby of the Avoca Municipal Building and at the recycling trailer.
Waste Management will no longer collect monitors, printers, peripheral devices or any other components from computers and TVs.
Copies of this notice are available in the front entrance of the Avoca Municipal Building, 752 Main St.
Garbage stickers for 2013 can be purchased from Therese Wrubel at the Avoca Municipal Building, 752 Main St. The office will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and from 5 to 6 p.m. on Fridays.
The fee schedule for purchasing the window sticker in order to have up to three bags collected weekly is as follows: $160 if purchased by Feb. 20, $165 if purchased between Feb.21 and March 20, $175 if purchased between March 21 and April 20, $185 if purchased between April 21 and May 20 and $195 if purchased between May 21 and June 21. Delinquent accounts will be referred to district court after June 21. All Avoca homeowners and renters are obligated to purchase a garbage sticker.
Extra stickers for additional bags of garbage can be purchased for $3 each.
Residents unable to stop by the municipal building to purchase a garbage sticker can mail a check made payable to Avoca Borough and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Avoca Borough, c/o Therese Wrubel, 129 Factory St., Avoca, PA 18641.
For more information, call Wrubel at 457-4891.