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Exeter Borough will begin yard waste collection on Thursday, March 29 due to unseasonably warm weather.

Residents are asked to place yard waste curbside by 6am. Residents are encouraged to use a mulching mower blade and mulch grass weekly, leaving it on the lawn.

The benefits include keeping fertilizer and pesticides on the treated yard, thus reducing the expense of additional treatments. Grass clippings returned to the lawn provide up to 25% of your lawn's total fertilizer needs.

More information about "don't bag it mowing" will be available April 23 at the Exeter Borough Building.

Yard waste consists only of the following materials: shrubbery or grass clippings and tree limbs. Tree limbs are not to exceed three feet length or 1/2-inch diameter. Limbs should be bundled, tied and placed in an open container. Rocks, stones, dirt and animal waste are not acceptable forms of yard waste. Any yard waste containing unacceptable materials will not be collected.

Night at the Races

The Exeter Lions will host a host a Night at the Races on Saturday, April 14 at St. Anthony's Parish center, Erie Street. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Post time will be 7 p.m. A $5 donation for admission will include food and refreshments.

A $50 prize will be awarded to the owner of each winning horse. Horses may be purchased for $10 from any Lions club member and may also be purchased at the door.

A full-page ad can be purchased for $50 and a half-page ad for $25. Ads may be purchased by calling Lion Len Bonfanti at 655-2746 or Lion Rich Shields at 655-6907. Deadline for all ads is April 6.

Checks should be made payable to the Exeter Lions and mailed to Len Bonfanti, c/o Exeter Lions Club, 223 Bennett St., Exeter.

Craft vendors wanted

The Wyoming Area Softball Parents Association is looking for vendors for its annual ziti dinner and craft show to be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center Cafeteria.

Interested vendors are asked to contact Deborah Przybyla at 693-6201 or by e-mail at bigber@comcast.net for more information.

Cosmopolitan seniors

The Cosmopolitan Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3 in St. Anthony's Center. Vic Malinowski will preside. Hosts/hostesses are Bernadine Bednar, Mary Ann Kull, Mary Ann Markowski, Cheryl Pipher, and Frances Poluske.

Travel coordinator Johanna is accepting reservations for a Mount Airy Casino trip on Wednesday, April 11 and a trip to Woodloch Pines Resort on Sunday, May 20. This trip includes a seafood buffet along with American and Italian cuisine, as well as entertainment, bingo and a boat ride, weather permitting.

There will be pickups in Exeter and Pittston. Non members are welcome. Details can be obtained from Johanna at 655-2720.

Crossing guards

Exeter Borough has an opening for two crossing guards. Contact the Exeter Municipal Building at 570-654-3001 for more information.

Night at the Races

The Fourth Annual 1st. Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial Fund Night at the Races will be held March 31 at St. Anthony's Parish Center. Admission is free admission with a $10 purchase of a horse and $5 without. Doors open at 6 p.m. and post time is set for 7 p.m. This is an adults-only event. Horse forms may be picked up at West Side Auto, 401 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston.

Potato pancake sale

Exeter Borough Hose Company #1, 1405 Susquehanna Ave., will sponsor a potato pancake, haluski and pierogie sale from 4 to 8 p.m. every Friday during Lent at the fire house every. Good Friday hours are noon to 8 p.m. Orders can be made by calling 602-0739.

Refuse stickers

The rebate period for refuse stickers has passed. From March 1 to 30, the price will be $180 for anyone under 65 and senior citizens who are at least 65 by March 31 will pay $130. Stickers can be purchased with cash, checks, money orders or credit card (no American Express). Checks and money orders should be made payable to Exeter Borough Refuse. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. There will be no evening hours after March and there are no Saturday hours. Payments can be mailed to 1101 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, PA 18643. For more information, call Lynda at 654-3001, ext. 2.

St. Barbara Parish

Stations of the Cross will be held at 4 p.m. every Friday and after the 6:30 p.m. Mass.

Students will present the Living Stations of the Cross at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 30 in St. Anthony of Padua Church.

In preparing for the Paschal Dinner, tickets will only be on sale until Monday morning. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Cost is $15 (adults only).

Pizza Sale - St. Barbara Parish will have a Red and White Pizza Sale from 2:30 to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 30. Order forms are in the back of each church and should be filled out and returned to the rectory.

Blessing of the Easter Baskets will be held at 11 a.m. on Holy Saturday, April 7.

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