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Toohil to hold

farming breakfast

State Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-Butler Township, will host area farmers and others working in the agriculture industry at her second annual farming breakfast at 8 a.m. Friday at Tom’s Kitchen, 656 State Route 93, Sugarloaf Township.

Guest speakers include Daniel Naylor, of the Department of Agriculture; Joel Rotz, of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau; Matt Balliet, Luzerne County Farm Bureau president; and Jennifer Reed-Harry, from PennAg Industries Association.

Toohil will provide an update on state legislation relating to the agriculture industry and farm families in the 116th District.


Used tire drop-off

today, tomorrow

Borough residents can get rid of their used tires today and Friday during a collection at the borough Municipal Building, 42 Center St., between 7 a.m. and dusk.

No dirty tires or rims are allowed. Tires may not be cut. The service is free to borough residents.


Flea market, auction

set for Saturday

The Salvation Army, 17 S. Pennsylvania Ave., will hold its annual Fall Flea Market and Celebrity Silent Auction 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

More than 40 vendors will attend, featuring a variety of goods. Bids will be accepted until 1 p.m. Items to be auctioned include celebrity and sports memorabilia. Food and drinks will be sold throughout the day. Proceeds benefit local Salvation Army programs.


Memorial Library

plans events

Children can exchange new or nearly new Halloween costumes with a ticket to the Halloween Costume Exchange 6 p.m. Oct. 21.

Costumes are being accepted until Monday at the library. Those who can’t attend the Oct. 21 event can donate their tickets for others who cannot afford a Halloween costume.

Other upcoming events include:

• Library patrons can buy a shop-till-you-drop pass for $5 at the library and receive 25 percent off all purchases made Oct. 22 at Boscov’s in Wilkes-Barre.

• “Casper’s Scare School” will be shown at 5:45 p.m. Oct. 24.


Applications for

flood buyout due

Borough officials are finalizing the pre-application phase for the Luzerne County Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Buyout Program, and all applications — including supplemental information — must be submitted no later than 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Supplemental information includes copies of: government-issued photo ID for all homeowners; proof of citizenship for at least one homeowner; receipts or paid invoices for money spent on the property; FEMA letters if applicable; SBA letters if applicable; insurance settlements or letters if applicable; any other funding received for disaster assistance spent on the property; statements for the most recent disaster-related government assistance prior to Sept. 1, 2013; most recent mortgage statement; 2012 tax returns for all owners; power of attorney if applicable; and FEMA/PEMA application and supporting documents, if declined by FEMA/PEMA.

The borough will provide help filling out applications 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the borough building, 35 W. Union St. Walk-ins are welcome. Those who cannot attend those times should call borough Secretary Wendy Kramer at 570-542-2178 to schedule an alternate time prior to Tuesday.

Failure to complete the entire application by Tuesday will result in disqualification of an application and removal from the buyout program.

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