Announcements, cancellations and postponements

Jessup Hose Company No. 2 and its ambulance association is announcing the postponement of its annual May carnival due to the coronavirus pandemic. This event is postponed until a later date when it could be determined by local, state and federal authorities that hosting such events can be safe for all patrons and event organizers.

Mayfield and Throop boroughs will be participating in Bells Across Pennsylvania Day on May 2 and is calling on all residents and churches to ring bells at 7 p.m. that day to honor more than 1 million state residents who have contracted COVID-19 and the 25,000-plus who have died, as well as all the medical workers, first responders, grocery store workers and other employees of life-sustaining businesses, hometown heroes and everyone who sacrificed during the pandemic.

Archbald Borough is preparing a new comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance. The plan will recommend land development, transportation, parks and preservation actions for Archbald over the next decade. The zoning ordinance primarily controls the ways different types of housing and businesses are allowed in different land areas. The results of this survey will be posted on the borough website. Public meetings will be held in future months. Your responses to this survey will be used to help shape the plan and zoning. Submit the survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Archbald, drop this survey off or mail it to Archbald Borough Building, 400 Church St., Archbald, PA 18403. Please try to return the survey by June 30.

The Mountain View Garden Club is seeking additional vendors for its annual Plant Exchange and Marketplace on June 6 at the Clifford Township Community Center. To request a vendor application form, contact JoAnn at jodihall@nep.net or 570-222-3591.

The Marjon Senior Golf League will begin play on May 5. The league plays every Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. New members must establish a handicap prior to league play. Call 570-489-8458 for details.

Captains of St. John’s 300 Club of St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Mayfield, announced the 26th Week & Final Drawings for this session of the Club will be held on May 4 at 6 p.m. in the church center, 701 Hill Street, Mayfield and can be watched live on Facebook on St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral Mayfield’s page. In order to be eligible for the final drawing, all memberships must be paid in full. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no dinner held for this session of the club. If you are not presently a member of the 300 Club and would like to join the next session, you may do so by sending your name, address and payment of $25 to St. John’s Rectory, 706 Hill Street, Mayfield, PA 18433. Membership cards will be sent upon receipt of payment. Checks should be made to: ST. JOHN’S 300 CLUB. For more information, contact St. John’s Rectory at 570-876-0730.

The Scranton Punk Rock Flea & Zinefest and The NEPA Horror Film Festival are seeking vendors for our Spooky Summer celebration at Circle Drive-In at Dickson City on June 12. All COVID-19 protocols will be in place, including mask requirements and social distancing. Apply at scrantonpunkflea.com by April 30.

Dickson City Civic Center will be hosting a month-long, socially distant designer purse raffle in June, with a prize each day. Each $25 ticket gives the holder two lucky numbers. If the numbers are an exact match for the Pennsylvania evening lotto Pick 3, the ticket holder will win the prize of the day – all from the comfort of home! Each ticket holder has 60 chances to win in the month of June! All participants must be at least 18 years of age. Tickets are available now. Check our Facebook page for more details, purse previews and options for payment or call 570-383-1813 for more information.

Andrew Mazza Diesel Jam is back for 2021. Proceeds from the event on July 10 will still be going to support the Diesel Truck Technology Program at Johnson College and scholarships for Johnson College students. Additionally, proceeds help up to host a 2021 Truck or Treat event for the greater Clifford area, provide scholarships to students at Lakeland, Carbondale Area, Forest City and Mountain View and aid in community enrichment projects.

If you or your business is interested in becoming a sponsor of Diesel Jam or

an event vendor, please email us at

andrewmazzafoundation@gmail.com for more information.

The Lackawanna River Conservation Association and other groups are seeking volunteers to help plant native saplings and pick up litter along the river. On May 1, they will meet at the Heritage Trail behind the CVS in Dickson City and on May 2 they will meet at the Heritage Trail on Depot Street in Peckville. Volunteers can help out between 9 and noon on each of those dates. Bring your own masks and tools, including shovel, pick, axe, mallet, sledge hammer, rake, gloves, etc. For more information, email Paul Bechtel, pbechtel1406@yahoo.com.

Women to Women: THRIVE, a community group of the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, invites area artists and vendors from various mediums, fine arts, visual arts, culinary arts, mixed media, healing arts, photography, film and music to submit an application for a community arts event that will take place outdoors on June 5 in Carbondale. To learn more and receive an application, visit Women to Women THRIVE on Facebook or email womentowomenthrive@gmail.com.

The Bread Basket of NEPA operates two food pantries in the area. The Jessup pantry is open from 3 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday at St. Michael’s Church, 316 First Ave. It serves residents in the following ZIP codes: 18403, 18433, 18411, 18407, 18433 and 18421. The Archbald pantry is open from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at Christ the King Parish, 411 Church St. It serves residents in the following ZIP codes: 18434, 18447, 18452 and 18519. Clients can visit the pantry once a month; they should bring identification. For more information, call 570-343-2324.

Rail-Trail Council of NEPA will host Walking Mondays at 10 a.m. every Monday morning. Meet at Rail-Trail Office in Union Dale. Check Facebook or www.neparailtrails.org, for last minute scheduling of winter hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

EVENTS

MAY 1

27th Annual Fred Ciotti Memorial Color Run and 5K Run/Walk: 7 to 11 a.m., Greater Carbondale YMCA’s community park, across the street from the facility. Registration will be open at 7 a.m. with all races starting at 9 a.m. Pre-Registration will begin on March 1. $20 per runner; family discounts available for families with three or more. Pre-registered runners/aalkers will receive a T-shirt, race packet and some freebies T-shirts are limited to the first 300 signed up. Medals and trophies will be awarded after the races have concluded in the park. Proceeds raised will be used for the A-Team, an autism support group at the Y. Call 570-282-2210 for more info.

Shred event: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Throop Municipal parking lot. Label boxes to be shredded and volunteers will remove them from your truck. No garbage will

be accepted.

Earth Day cleanup: 9 a.m., meet at St. James-St. George Episcopal Church, 398 Washington Ave., Jermyn. Group will clean up part of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, just a quarter mile down the street from the church. After the cleanup ends at noon, volunteers will come back to the church for a socially distanced,free bag lunch. Bring your own gloves and masks and wear boots. For more information, call the church at 570-876-4896 or Christine McGeachie at 570-877-9380.

MAY 2

Mother’s Day craft fair: noon to 5 p.m., Moon Tavern ballroom inside the Days Inn in Dickson City. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Over 50 vendors will have a variety of items available such as jewelry, candles, baked goods, wreaths and more. Basket raffles and great food available. No entrance fee. Call Donna for more information 570-840-8539.

Birding walk: 8 a.m., meet at Union Dale trailhead. Organized by the Rail-Trail Council of NEPA. Led by David Trently.

MAY 4

Neighborhood watch meeting: 6 p.m., Forest City Area Historical Society building, Dundaff and Main Street. Organized by Forest City Area Neighborhood Watch. Featuring a discussion on exterior lighting and premise identification. For more information, contact at fcanw@nep.net.

MAY 8

Roadside cleanup: 8:45 a.m., meet at the Archbald Borough Building, 400 Church St. Hosted by Mayor Shirley Barrett, Archbald Borough Police Department, Eynon Archbald Lion’s Club and Archbald Neighborhood Association. Cleaning will go on until noon. The Eynon-Archbald Lions Club will be focusing their efforts along their 2-mile “Adopt-A-Highway” route. Garbage bags and plastic gloves will be provided. Bring a mask, water, and anything else you may need to be comfortable, such as gardening gloves, hand sanitizer and comfortable shoes. RSVP so organizers can ensure enough supplies. For questions, contact Kayleigh at 570-351-1086 or Sarah at 570-766-5074.

Borough-wide yard sale: 8 a.m. to noon throughout Archbald. Any residents wanting to participate may set up a sale at their residence, registration is not required.

MAY 11

Electronics recycling: 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., or until truck is full, Archbald Borough Building, 6 Export Lane. For Archbald residents only, must have ID. For information on what will be accepted and fees, visit archbaldboroughpa.gov.

MAY 13

Blood drive: noon to 5 p.m., Greater Carbondale YMCA, 82 N. Main St. Interested donors may sign up at 1-800-RED-CROSS.

MAY 15

Community calendar

The Double “R” Twirlettes will hold their 42nd annual twirl-a-thon to benefit St. Joseph’s Center on May 15. From left, Natalie Nareski, Morgan Tullio, Maddie Doyle, Sara Swavola, Jordan Gioupis, Mia Velez, Bridget Oppelt and Allie Taffera.

42nd annual twirl-a-thon: The Double “R” Twirlettes will perform from noon to 2 p.m. at the Lackawanna County Courthouse in downtown Scranton. The event is free and open to the public and donations for St. Joseph’s Center will be accepted. For more information, please call 570-489-1935 or visit www.doublertwirl.com. Rain date, May 16th.

Homemade sopressata contest: 1 to 4 p.m., Meredith Hose Co. No. 1, 100 Main St., Childs. Entrants receive two event tickets with a two-stick entry. People’s Choice first, second and third place and the Celebrity Judge’s choice. Light food and refreshments in addition to sampling over 20 local entries. Guests tickets are $20/person, available at the door on the day of the event. Current COVID-19 precautions and regulations will be enforced with indoor and outdoor seating. To enter or for more information, visit Meredith Hose Co. No. 1’s Facebook page or contact any member.

MAY 16

Pork loin dinner: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Shopa Davey VFW Post 6082 and Auxiliary, 123 Electric St., Peckville. Tickets, $11, available at the door or from any member.

Chicken barbecue: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Browndale Fire Station, 620 Marion St. Drive thru only. Tickets, $10 each, includes half chicken, baked potato, green beans, cole slaw, roll, butter and dessert. Advance tickets only, available from any member; Red Cross Pharmacy, 420 Main St., Forest City, 570-785-5400; NAPA Auto Parts, 429 Main St., Forest City, 570-785-9000; or by calling the fire station at 570-785-5300 and leaving a message, visiting www.43fire.com or the Browndale Fire

Station’s Facebook page.

MAY 18

Chicken and biscuit dinner: 4 to 6 p.m., Clifford United Methodist Church, Main Street, Clifford. Includes chicken, biscuit, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, Harvard beets and dessert. Drive-thru only, $10 donation.

MAY 20

Third Thursdays in the Queen City: 4 to 9 p.m. in downtown Olyphant. Featuring free music, art, business giveaways and restaurant specials.

JUNE 5

Designer purse bingo: Doors open at 10 a.m., games start at noon, Circle Drive-In, 1911 Scranton Carbondale Highway, to raise money for Rescue Animals of Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals Inc. Tickets are $20 per person in advance, which includes 20 games for 20 purses. In addition, there will be four special games for prizes including a 55-inch flat screen TV, a vacation to Assateague Island, Virginia, an overnight stay at Mohegan Sun Casino and the grand prize, $1,000 in a designer purse. Raffles, food, 50/50 drawing also featured. Tickets purchased for last year’s event will be honored. Masks and social distancing required; bring your own table and chairs. To purchase tickets, send a self stamped addressed envelope and make your checks payable to: Tracey’s Hope Rescue, 113 Foote Ave., Duryea, PA 18742. For more information, call 570-457-1625.

JUNE 5-6

Borough-wide yard sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., throughout Jessup. No registration required.

JUNE 6

Plant exchange and marketplace: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Clifford Township Community Center, 119 Cemetery St., Clifford, hosted by the Mountain View Garden Club. Featuring locally grown perennials for purchase or bring two potted perennials from your own garden to trade for plants of like size or value. A marketplace featuring area vendors selling food, art, garden items and other wares will be open from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event will be held primarily outdoors with vendors supplying their own pop-up tents. The admission fee for vendors is $20. There will be a few indoor spots available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to be a vendor at this event or would like more information, please contact JoAnn Hall at jodihall@nep.net or 570-222-3591.

JUNE 12

Flag retirement ceremony: 11 a.m., Jessup Hose Co. No. 1, 632 Fourth Ave. Sponsored by Jessup Scout Troop No. 34. Open to the public. If you have a tattered, worn or faded flag, bring it so it can be retired properly.

Open air summer market: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Carbondale Public Library, 5 N. Main St. Vendor spots still available. For more information, call the library at 570-282-4281.

AUG. 21

Golf Tournament: Rock Creek Golf Course in Nicholson, organized by Crystal Fire Company No. 1. Entry fee is $80 per player and includes green fees, cart, refreshments awards dinner and prizes. Format is four person captain and crew with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Entries will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Registration is limited to the first 88 golfers. Prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin, longest drives, and 50/50 Pot of Gold, as well as other prize opportunities.The awards dinner will immediately follow the tournament at Rock Creek Golf Course. Hole sponsorships are available at the cost of $75. For more information, call Dave Flynn at 570-840-6219, Brandon Allan at 570-290-1380 or James Allan at 570-906-9266.

ONGOING/REMINDERSArchbald tax payments: Archbald Borough residents 2021 tax payments can be mailed in or paid at Archbald Borough Building, 400 Church St., Archbald PA 18403. Tax office hours are Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Greenfield tax payments: Until further notice, Greenfield Township property tax remittance for year 2021 is limited to mail in or drop box only.

Jessup tax payments: Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, residents should mail in 2021 Jessup tax payments to Genevieve Lupini, Tax Collector, 395 Lane Street, Jessup. Residents can also drop off tax payments in the locked mailbox at the rear of the borough building.

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.

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