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TWO WAYS TO CELEBRATE

The good folks of Jermyn have developed a double helping of Christmas spirit. First there’s a glowing Christmas parade and the next day there’s a much-anticipated annual Christmas musical show, which this year will mark a special milestone in the borough’ (read more)

Around Town

Veterans Banner Orders Blakely Borough is accepting applications for its 2018 Blakely/Peckville Veterans Banners. The banners will be placed on Main St., Keystone Ave. and Gino Merli Dr. The first round of applications will be limited to the first 100 app (read more)

Community Calendar

Toys for Tots in Mayfield: For the 35th year, a Toys for Tots drive is in progress at the Mayfield Municipal Building, 739 Penn Ave., with a collection box also at Tuzze’s Pharmacy, 509 Poplar St. Pierogie Sale: All Saints Orthodox Church, 211 Willow Ave. (read more)

Sports & Fitness

Softball Meetings • Valley Area Girls Softball’s meeting schedule is: Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 21, March 14 and Apr. 11. at Shopa-Davey Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6082, 123 Electric St. in Peckville, at 7 p.m. Anyone wishing to coach in the upcoming (read more)

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VOCAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Classic Voices, a Carbondale-based a cappella choral ensemble, will perform its seventh annual Christmas concert in the newly opened Anthracite Center, Main Street and Salem Avenue, on Friday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Selections on the program, among others, (read more)

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WRIGHT EXPANDS DENTAL SERVICES

Northeast Pennsylvania’s most recent community health needs assessment revealed oral health services and education as one of the top five regional health areas for concern. In response to this identified health challenge, The Wright Center for Primary Car (read more)

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CHARITY DONATION

The Family of St. Anthony in Jessup presented a check for $500 to Jenny’s Kloset recently. Jenny’s Kloset is a nonprofit group that brings food every week to low-income children in the Valley View School District. Shown are members of the Family of St. An (read more)

Sports & Fitness

Softball Meetings • Valley Area Girls Softball’s meeting schedule is: Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 21, March 14 and Apr. 11. at Shopa-Davey Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6082, 123 Electric St. in Peckville, at 7 p.m. Anyone wishing to coach in the upcoming (read more)

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THE HAMMER VISITS

Northeast Karate and Boxing in Peckville was the setting for an appearance by UFC fighter Matt “The Hammer” Hamill. (read more)

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REMEMBERING THE WEST SIDE, CARBONDALE MINE FIRE, 1943-1972, PART 1

A 1957 article in Pageant magazine called Carbondale the “town on a hot seat,”referring to the underground mine fire that had been burning under a large section of Carbondale’s West Side section for more than a decade. A year earlier, an article in Time m (read more)

Around Town

Veterans Banner Orders Blakely Borough is accepting applications for its 2018 Blakely/Peckville Veterans Banners. The banners will be placed on Main St., Keystone Ave. and Gino Merli Dr. The first round of applications will be limited to the first 100 app (read more)


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