Announcements, cancellations and postponements

Mayfield residents are reminded that before undertaking any construction, alterations, or enlargements to their property they must first obtain the necessary permits. In addition to zoning and building permits, residents may also need to apply for a floodplain permit. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has recently issued revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for Mayfield Borough, greatly expanding the floodplain limits. The new FIRM became effective Aug. 5, 2020. Residents can check if their property is located within the new floodplain limits by accessing the FEMA flood map website at and entering their address. Permit applications can be obtained at the Mayfield Borough Municipal Building at 739 Penn Ave.

Archbald residents are reminded that the last week for yard waste pickup in the brown recycling bags is the week of Oct. 12. The last day to request branch chipping is Oct. 16.

Olyphant Hometown Hero Banners can be renewed and an engraved paver purchased for half price this year. A $50 donation keeps your banner up for three more years. Pavers can be purchased for $50; each will be placed at the site of the Freedom Fighter Memorial, to be erected in 2021. Applications available at the Borough Building, 113 Willow Ave., Olyphant or call Kim Onda Atkinson 570-383-9552.

Throop Hose Co. No. 1 launched its annual fund drive. The drive is held every October, which is Fire Prevention Month. Envelopes and fundraising requests have been sent to every resident and business in the borough. The volunteer fire company appreciates the community support.

Eagle Hose Co. No. 1 in Dickson City has begun its annual fund drive. Donate online at or mail checks to 1 Eagle Lane, Dickson City, PA 18519. For more information, call the fire station at 570-383-0923.

The Blakely/Peckville Crime Watch are selling “We Support Blakely Police Department” yard signs for $20. Anyone interested in purchasing one can contact Mayor Jeanette Acciare-Mariani at 570-383-9946.

Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce launched an online fundraising campaign called Chamber Chance. The campaign will supports member businesses by raffling off gift cards and products to give businesses an influx of cash and help support the chamber. Purchase chances on the chamber’s Facebook page and send payments via paypal to

Queen of Angels Parish in Jessup is holding Faith Formation Classes at 8:45 a.m. Sundays. If you missed the registration and first class, please contact the parish office and our director of religious education Rhonda Junikka at 570-489-2252. Safe Environment protocols are in place. Home school option is available.

Archbald Borough is now accepting recycling comingled recyclables. Council has decided to recycle clean, non-contaminated bi-metal cans, aluminum cans, PET, LDPE and HDPE plastic and glass bottles and jars weekly on residents’ scheduled recycling day. Archbald will continue to recycle newspaper and cardboard bi-weekly, with cardboard being collected this week. For more information, call the borough at 570-876-1800.

Food giveaway, 1:30 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday at Olyphant Ambulance & Rescue Squad, 520 E. Park St., by the Valley Village of Volunteers for Midvalley residents. First come, first served. With help from the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank, there will also be diapers and wipes available. Volunteers should arrive by noon to help pack. Senior residents in need of delivery can call Olyphant Police Station at 570-383-1820 and leave a message with name and address. For more information, visit Valley Village of Volunteers on Facebook.

Food distribution, from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at the Valley View Elementary Center, 901 Main St., Peckville, until the 2020-21 Valley View School District school year starts. Perishable and non-perishable items available for district families. Masks are required for pickup. For more information, visit Jenny’s Kloset on Facebook.

St. John’s 300 Club of St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Mayfield, announced that new membership cards for the next session of this fundraising club are now available. The next session will begin in October and continue for 26 weeks. To join, send your name, address and payment of $25 to St. John’s Rectory, 706 Hill St., Mayfield, PA 18433. Membership cards will be sent upon receipt of payment. Membership includes eligibility for 26 weeks of drawings, a final drawing and meal. For more information, contact St. John’s Rectory at 570-876-0730.

Throop Borough Tax Office has a lock box located at the front entrance of the municipal building, 436 Sanderson St., for residents to drop off 2020 borough or school tax payments. For a receipt, include self-addressed stamped envelope. By resolution of borough council and Mid Valley School District, penalty fees for late payments have been waived for 2020. Checks should be made payable to Tax Collector — Throop.

Archbald residents should mail the 2020 school tax payments to the Archbald Borough Tax Collector at 400 Church St., Archbald, PA 18403.

Jessup Borough and Valley View School District tax payments can be mailed to Jessup Tax Collector, 395 Lane Street, Jessup, because of COVID-19 and for your safety and our office personnel. Payments can also dropped off in the locked mailbox at the rear of the borough building. Face amount on both taxes will be extended till Dec. 31.

Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church, 106 Lincoln St., Dickson City, has canceled their October Welsh cookie sale due to the restrictions with the COVID-19 pandemic. The sale is expected to return in March 2021.


OCT. 9

Drive-in charity concert: 7-10 p.m., lower pit parking lot at Marywood University’s campus. Sponsored by the school’s chapter of National Association for Music Education, Marywood students will perform music that ranges from pop to jazz, and the concert will benefit Little Kids Rock, a charity that transforms the lives of students by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in public schools. For more information, visit

OCT. 10

Pulled pork dinner: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., St. John’s Center, 701 Hill Street, Mayfield. Sponsored by St. John’s Society. Takeout only, platter will be served with pulled pork, 3 sides, roll and dessert. Tickets are $12 and can be bought by calling 570-876-0730, 570-466-3430 or by contacting any society member. Drive-up for orders will begin at the side entrance of St. John’s Center and proceed to the front of the center where orders will be brought to your vehicle.

OCT. 10-11

Up The Eynon Marketplace: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, AC Field, 183 Harrison Ave., Archbald. Hosted by Eynon Archbald Lions Club. Crafts, vendors, food vendors and bake sale. Plenty of room for social distancing, masks required. Vendors needed, prices start at $20. Contact Fran Stepkovitch 570-470-7838; Erin Owen 570-604-6664 or Mayor Shirley Barrett 570-498-9398 for vendor application.

OCT. 11

Halloween car show: 2-6 p.m., Hotel Anthracite, 25 S. Main St., Carbondale, sponsored by Scranton Region AACA Sar’s Body Shop and Coal Car Cruisers Car Club, benefitting Camp Freedom. Music, awards, 50/50, door prizes, food and drink available for purchase. Call 570-876-4034 for more information.

Pet day on the patio, 3-6 p.m.,Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant. Benefiting Laura’s Hope Rescue. Suggested donation, $10. Pets welcome; available pets will be available for meet and greet.

OCT. 12

Bookmobile: 2-4 p.m., Mayfield Municipal Building, 739 Penn Ave.

OCT. 14

Trivia night: 5:30 to 9:15 p.m., Circle Drive-In, 1911 Scranton-Carbondale Highway. Hosted by Leadership Lackawanna featuring trivia master Jeff Cavanaugh. Tickets are $10, raffle tickets are five for $10 or 10 for $15. For more information or for tickets, visit the Facebook event page.

OCT. 15

Chicken & Biscuit Dinner: 3-6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 58 River Street, Carbondale. Dinner includes chicken and biscuits with gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable and dessert. Take out only. Walk ins welcome. Donation $10. There will be hand-made crafts for sale at the entrance during dinner hours. For more information, 570-282-3620.

OCT. 17

NEPA Horror Film Fest: noon to midnight, Circle Drive-In, 1911 Scranton Carbondale Highway. Featuring 13 short horror films, punk rock flea and zinefest, vendors and live music. Tickets, $20, available on

OCT. 18

Chicken barbecue dinner: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jessup Hose Co. No. 1, 642 Fourth Ave. Take-out only, drive-through available. Tickets are $11, includes 1/2 chicken, beans, potatoes, salad, roll and dessert. Call {span id=”fbPhotoSnowliftCaption” class=”fbPhotosPhotoCaption” data-ft=”{“}{span class=”hasCaption”}570-489-3100 or see any hose company member for tickets.{/span}{/span}

Purse Bingo: 3-5 p.m., Throop Civic Center, 500 Sanderson St., Throop. All proceeds benefit the Mid Valley Baseball Program. Tickets, $25. Visit {span class=”d2edcug0 hpfvmrgz qv66sw1b c1et5uql rrkovp55 a8c37x1j keod5gw0 nxhoafnm aigsh9s9 d9wwppkn fe6kdd0r mau55g9w c8b282yb mdeji52x e9vueds3 j5wam9gi knj5qynh m9osqain hzawbc8m” dir=”auto”}{/span} to purchase tickets or for more information.

Fall Festival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kennedy Park, Forest City. Hosted by Forest City’s Parks and Recreation.

OCT. 24

Pigs in the blanket dinner, 3 to 7 p.m. at Eureka Hose Co. No. 4, 717 E. Grant St., Olyphant. Due to the COVID-19, the dinner will be take-out only. Limited $10 tickets are available from members or by stopping at the station on Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Proceeds used to maintain the station and apparatus.

Trunk or treat: 3-6 p.m., Greenfield Township Volunteer Fire Company, 424 Route 106. Social distancing guidelines will be followed, all participants must wear a mask.

OCT. 25

Rigatoni and meatball dinner: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Queen of Angels Parish Pastoral Center (former St. James Church), 607 Church St., Jessup. Drive-through only, $10 per adult, $5 for children under 12. Tickets must be bought in advance. Dinner includes rigatoni, meatballs, salad, roll and dessert. Call 570-489-2252 for more information.

Chicken barbecue: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., William Walker Hose Company, 803 Penn Ave., Mayfield. Drive through only. Dinner includes 1/2 chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, roll and dessert. Tickets are $10 tickets, available from members, at the Mayfield Borough Office, or call 570-282-6059.

Drive-through Halloween Party: 1 to 3 p.m., McDade Park. RSVP by Oct. 22 to 570-346-1828.

OCT. 29-31

Coat drive: 3-6 p.m. Oct. 29 and 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 31, Christ Episcopal Church, Delaware and Dundaff streets, Forest City. Pick up new, clean, and gently used coats for men, women and children. Free, no questions asked.

OCT. 31

Drive through Halloween event: 4 p.m., Archbald Ambulance Building, 195 Delaware Ave. Eynon Archbald Lions Club members will distribute Halloween bags filled with candy and snacks until all treat bags disappear. Cars are asked to enter on Harrison Street and proceed in front of the Archbald Ambulance. For more information visit our Eynon-Archbald Lions Club Facebook page or call Andrea at 570-876-2597

NOV. 1

Stuffed chicken breast dinner: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., LaSalle Auditorium Hall, 309 First Ave., Jessup. Sponsored by the Greek Catholic Union, profits support renovations at Holy Ghost Church. Take out and drive through only, includes stuffed chicken breast, potatoes, vegetables and dessert. Advance tickets only, $10. Call Michaela Mancak at 570-489-1304, Greg Dick at 570-489-8723 or Tim Keller at 570-878-2481 for ticket info.

NOV. 7

Softball skills clinic: 1-5 p.m., Riverfront Sports Complex, 5 W. Olive St., Scranton. Instructors include Valley View High School head varsity softball coach EJ Weston, Forest City Regional High School head varsity softball coach Joe Miraglia, college standouts Olivia Golay, Julia DeMarco, Mariah Ford and Casey Carpenter, and pitching instructor Nicole Fata. $100 per player, $75 for second player from same family. Participants should bring their own equipment and wear turf or gym shoes. Register online at

Pasta dinner: 4 to 7 p.m., Cafe Soriano, 523 Main St., Peckville. Benefits the Nadine Cenci Marchegiani Foundation. Take out only. Tickets, $12. Basket raffle tickets, one for $5 or three for $10. To purchase tickets, call Ken at 570-383-0783.

NOV. 15

Wreath sale: 2 to 5 p.m., William Walker Hose Company, 803 Penn Ave., Mayfield. Orders for 22- to 24-inch hand-crafted fresh wreath and bow must be prepaid by Nov. 1. Wreaths are $25, stands suitable for yards and cemeteries are also available for an additional $10. Order from hose company members, at the Mayfield Borough Office, or call to order: 570-282-6059.


Broom sale: Sponsored by the Mayfield Lions Club, at the borough building. Used eyeglasses are also collected at the same location. For more information, call 570-876-4391.

Weekly pierogie sales: All Saints Orthodox Church, 211 Willow Ave., Olyphant, sells frozen pierogies every Friday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and every Sunday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. The cost is $6.50 per dozen. For more information, call 570-383-0785 or 570-489-5591.

Church services: St. James-St. George Episcopal Church, 398 Washington Ave., Jermyn, is now open for morning prayer services at 10 a.m. every Sunday. Masks and social distancing are required. Church is sanitized after every service. Bible study held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. For more information, call 570-876-4896 or visit their Facebook page.

Plots for sale: St. Francis Cemetery Association, Eynon, is offering a discount on cemetery plots for $500 and cremation plots for $350. The discount lasts through Sept. 15. Contact Patricia at 570-876-5428 or Carol at 570-945-7933 for more information or to arrange an appointment.

Community calendar: Archbald Borough has added a Community Calendar to the borough’s website. Organizations that would like to add a community event to the calendar can contact Michelle Bianchi, borough secretary at

The Archbald Borough website is

Contact The Advantage:; 570-348-9185

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