Fire safety lesson
for children set
In collaboration with the Wilkes-Barre Fire Department, the Children’s Service Center will present an afternoon of fire safety education fun for elementary school students 1-4 p.m. Oct. 10 at CSC’s Wilkes-Barre campus, 335 S. Franklin St.
The event will teach children about fire safety and how to protect themselves and their families. For hands-on learning, the fire department will guide children through a “safety house.” Sparky, a dalmatian from the Nanticoke Fire Department, will make an appearance. Refreshments will be provided, and giveaways and a raffle drawing will take place.
There is no cost to attend, but RSVPs are preferred. For more information or to register, contact Valerie May at 570-825-6425, ext. 399 or email email@example.com.
Fire dept. sets
The Hanover Township Fire Department will hold its annual “Blue Mass” for firefighters, EMS and police personnel at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church, 828 Main St., Sugar Notch.
The department also is planning an Oct. 12 celebration of its 100th anniversary with a parade at 3 p.m. Oct. 12. There will be a gathering at Breslau Fire Station No. 5 after the parade that will include music, refreshments and commemorative items for sale.
For more information, call 570-825-1267.
State Rep. Tarah Toohil announced that Pennsylvania’s Volunteer Loan Assistance Program has approved a $125,000 low-interest loan for the Hazle Township Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company Inc. The company will use the 2 percent loan toward the purchase of a 2014 heavy-duty rescue truck.
Since its creation by the Legislature in 1976, the Volunteer Loan Assistance Program has provided more than $408 million in low-interest loans to volunteer emergency services community across Pennsylvania.
Toohil encouraged other area volunteer fire companies to contact the Office of the State Fire Commissioner at 800-670-3473 or 717-651-2200 or via email at RA-VLAP@pa.gov for additional information and application forms.
Senior safety, health
focus of LCCC event
The AAA Mid-Atlantic Senior Safety & Health Fair will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Luzerne County Community College.
AAA and many local government agencies and businesses will present important safety and health information and screenings for senior drivers. There will be free flu shots and other services and a free lunch.
The event is free but advance reservations are required by calling Jana Tidwell at 570-819-1920, ext. 34426.
will have meeting
The organization CAPTAXES, Luzerne County, will have a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Larksville Fire Hall, 490 E. State St, to discuss updates on state House Bill 76 and state Senate Bill 76, which call for the elimination of the school property tax in Pennsylvania.
The public is invited and volunteers are needed to help get the legislation passed.
Closure is set for
Sugar Hollow Road
Beginning on Monday, Oct. 7, Sugar Hollow Road will be closed in Mehoopany with a posted detour in effect until July 2014 for bridge replacement, stream excavation and construction of a retaining wall.
A 6.6-mile detour will be posted from state Route 87 to John Sheehan Road for the replacement of the bridge over Mehoopany Creek that is expected to be completed by August 2014.