Home Newsletters Organizations Commissioners Ordinances Veteran Memorial

 The Newport Township Community Organization

2013 NEWS



2012 NEWS


2011 NEWS


2010 NEWS


  •   October 26th - Public Forum on Home Rule, LCCC, 6pm to 8pm

  •   October 16th - Heidi & Paul's Wedding

  •   October 9th - Fall Festival - Holy Child Grove, Sheatown, 10am to 5pm

  •   August 12th & 19th - Summer Fun Program - Swimming

  •   August 14th & 15th - POW WOW

  •   May 28, 29, 30th - Fireman & Little League Picnic & Celebration

  •   Click here for the Summer Park Program schedule, conducted by the Recreation Board

  •   May 10th - 7:00PM, Public Forum, Luzerne County Community College

  •   March 1st to May 31st 


2009 NEWS

2008 NEWS

  • October 18th, & 19th, 2008 - Highway Event (Adopt-A-Highway)

  • October 11, 2008 - Fall Festival  Holy Child Grove, Sheatown - 10am to 4pm

  • Summer Fun Events

    Time 10:00 AM to Noon

    • June 18th - Puppet Show & Puppet Making @ Holy Child Grove

    • June 25th - Pioneers Players & Dance Team @ Rec. Park

    • July 9th - Field Trip Hillside Farm Bus @ Rec Park 9AM

    • July 23rd - Magic Show & Learn Magic @ Holy Child Grove

    • August 6th - Build An Indian Tee Pee @ Rec Park

    • August 20th -  Carnival Games & Characters @ Rec Park

  • April 19, 2008 -- The Community Pride Event 

  • April 14th to the 18th -- The Big Junk Drop Off for all Township Residents   

  •  February 19, 2008 -- Public Forum

2007 NEWS

2006 News


2007 News

Thank You to all the Volunteers and Sponsors in supporting our 4th Annual Fall Festival held October 6, 2007, at the Holy Child Grove, Old Newport St., Sheatown.




Newport Township Community Organization is seeking volunteers and sponsors for a Community Pride Event throughout Newport Township, from Lee to Sheatown, as part of The Great Pennsylvania Cleanup, on Saturday, April 21st, 8:00AM to 12:00PM, meeting at the Municipal Building Parking Lot in Wanamie.


Individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, and clubs, are invited to be part of this event. Gloves, trash bags, and safety equipment, will be provided from PennDot and Glad.  The Bee from Old Country Buffet will be joining us.  Volunteers will enjoy refreshments after the cleanup thanks to RK Furs, Pepsi, Antonios Pizza, Bush Distribution, Weis, Wegmans, Sams, and Target.  Donations are always accepted and greatly appreciated. 



Newport Township Community Organization, along with the Township Department of Public Works, is holding a Big Junk Drop Off April 16th to the 21st for Newport Township Residents.

 Residents are asked to bring junk items, to the Recycling Center in Wanamie.  



NO hazardous waste, propane tanks, motor oil, driveway coating, garbage, limbs, lawn clippings, etc.

NO sludge, chemotherapeutic material, asphalt shingles, paints, thinners, concrete blocks, bricks, stones, or other building materials.

Tires and batteries will not be accepted.


License plate frames are on sale for $3.00.

A Redevelopment Committee has been formed to revitalize our Township.   

Murph Fletcher and Mary Margaret continues to work on Recreational Events.

Given the number of candidates vying for nomination as a Newport Township Commissioner, the Newport Township Community Organization has published a Voters Guide. Click here to view

Also the Community Organization sponsored a Public Forum which was held May 9, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. in the American Legion Post 539 at 62 Newport Street in Glen Lyon.

   All Newport Township Democratic and Republican candidates were invited to this event.  Six of the nine candidates attended.

David Buchinski, Russell Sager, Janine Floryshak, William Hourigan (Write in Candidate), Frank Chest, and Michael Figmic were in attendance.  Paul Czapracki, John Wilkes, Jr. and Michael Roke did not attend.

   The Public Forum was moderated by Stephen Phillips, President of the Community Organization, and all candidates were given the opportunity to answer the same questions.  There was a time limit for each candidate to respond.  Each candidate was asked to bring any material they felt may assist them in responding to the questions.    The candidates were not given any of the questions prior to the Public Forum.  

   Following the question and answer period, the Community Organization hosted a small reception where all of the candidates had the opportunity to meet with those in attendance and discuss their respective platforms with the citizens.

Demolition Project   

In response to a recommendation by the Newport Township Community Organization to initiate a demolition program for dilapidated homes, garages, and sheds throughout the community, Newport Township has secured a $125,000.00 County Grant for Community Development.  Newport Township Municipal Authority began working towards demolition at the end of 2005 also providing all soft costs related to this project.   Thank You to the dedicated volunteers in getting the job done.  Listed below are results of the hard work put into this project.



The Newport Township Municipal Authority holds public meetings the third Thursday of each month at 7:00PM at the Municipal Building, Wanamie.


241 W Kirmar Ave., Alden

Demolished - March 2007



592 Old Newport St., Wanamie

Demolished - March 2007



65-67 65 Rear Ridge St., Glen Lyon

Demolished - March 2007


95 Newport St., Glen Lyon

Demolished - March 2007



63 E. Enterprise St., Glen Lyon

Demolished - October 2006   


10 W. Kirmar Ave.,Alden

Demolished - October 2006


17-19 Vine St., Glen Lyon

Demolished - October 2006


August 17, 2006, the VFW 110 W Main St., Glen Lyon, has been torn down after the collapsed on July 22, 2006. 


December, 21, 2005,  the first derelict property located at 92-94 Coal Street in Glen Lyon has been demolished.  This is a good example of how working together as a team can accomplish tasks that may never have happened.  Thank You Tom Kashatus, Sandy Russell, Joe Deluca, the members of the Township Authority, and all that made this possible.



For more news check out our quarterly newsletters.  

You may want to search for topics by keyword. 

Recent Media Coverage of Newport Township Community Organization


  Home ]

Send mail to Palmira with questions or comments about this web site.