Christmas Market: The European style Christmas Market planning is in full swing! The dates of the Christmas Market will be December 7th from 11:00am to 7:00pm with a tree lighting at 6:00pm and December 8th from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. The popular carriage rides will be available again this year as well as the 2nd annual Ugly Sweater 1 Mile Fun Run. Vendors are booked with the exception of a few more food/drink vendors desired. Anyone interested in providing entertainment during the Christmas Market is welcome. Some examples of entertainment includes barbershop quartets or small bands. If an individual or company would like to sponsor this great community event, please contact the Borough Hall at 570-945-7484. Volunteers are also welcome for organization, decorating, planning, and the popular Elf School for the children. Anyone interested in helping with planning can attend any of the meetings. Current scheduled meetings are Monday, September 9th at 6:30pm and Wednesday, September 25th at 6:30pm.
You can rent the Joint Park with many amenities including the pavilion and picnic tables, concession stand, refrigerator, and bathrooms. Access to the playground and fields are also available but are also open to the public. Check the website for available dates on the calendar, download and print an application on the “News and Information” tab, and submit to the Borough Hall with the fee.
If you are interested in renting a smaller space, consider the Christy Mathewson Park. You will have access to the pavilion with picnic tables, the baseball field, basketball courts, a walking trail, and bathrooms. Contact Ed Nowakowski at 570-945-5638 to book events.
Calendar: Please check out our calendar for Factoryville Borough events in the community as well as use of the borough hall, park, and other important dates. You don’t want to miss out!
Christy Mathewson Days: This year we made some changes to our yearly celebration. Some of the highlights of our August 10th events included a football camp held by Keystone College; the parade which included military personnel, churches, classic and muscle cars, our fire department, and much more; a brand new car show; many vendors; great food; kid’s activities including a bounce house, challenges, and a ninja course sponsored by United Sports Academy; raffles; music; and an incredible fireworks display at dusk. Thank you to all of the volunteers, vendors, participants, planning committee, and others for another successful year!
New Borough Trucks: The Borough was able to buy a new plow truck this year to utilize for next winter. The truck is currently at Bradco Supply in Towanda for the upfit to add the truck bed and the plow. The old truck is going to be sold to the Lackawanna Trail School District. We were also able to get a deal on a new pickup for Borough usage. You can see the picture on Facebook.
Rental Inspection Ordinance: Factoryville Borough Council passed a rental inspection ordinance at their May 8th meeting. Landlords are expected to complete the form mailed to them for this program. Be sure to read the ordinance to include all necessary information in the application. Information can be found under the “Ordinances” heading or by contacting the Borough office: email@example.com or 570-945-7484.
Hometown Heroes Banners: This spring we began the Hometown Heroes Banners program. This program was very successful. The response was so overwhelming that we were able to order additional hardware to allow additional applicants on a waiting list to be honored. Donations towards this wonderful program are welcome and help keep the cost down for the cost of the hardware and banners.
The Factoryville Borough and Clinton Township Joint Municipal Sewer Authority was highlighted in the Pennysylvania Rural Water Associations quarterly magazine. We were honored to be named “Featured Wastewater System” in the Fall issue of their magazine “Keystone Tap”. The PDF version of “Keystone Tap” is available below. We are featured on pages 44 and 45.
Please come to our monthly meetings to see what your elected and appointed officials are accomplishing. The Sewer Authority meets on the second Wednesday each month at 6:00 and Borough Council meets on the same night at 6:30 or immediately following the sewer meeting.
The Borough is awaiting information on several grant applications for improvements to our two parks.
Our 2012 Act 13 Impact Fee funds were used for fixing stormwater problems in the Borough.
A grant for new bleachers at Christy Mathewson Park is in the final development stages and will be noticeable soon.
The Borough is very proud of the Factoryville Men’s Civic Club for spearheading efforts to install a community sign on SR 6/11. Numerous other organizations contributed to the purchase including a large donation by the PS Bank. Borough resident, Dan Nowakowski is doing an outstanding job managing the content on the sign. To reach Dan, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dedication of Mathewson Park Apartments
MATHEWSON PARK APARTMENTS
6 Maple Street, Factoryville PA
The Mathewson Park Apartments are managed
by the Wyoming County Housing Authority
This is a Senior Housing Complex
Each one bedroom apartment includes:
Fully equipped kitchen
Front door security
Wall to wall carpeting
Call 942-6155 for an application and appointment
Justin Clark worked on a wetland demonstration area at the Clinton Township – Factoryville Borough Joint Municipal park located at 154 Creek Road in Clinton Township just across the street from the Clinton Township Municipal building.
The Factoryville Men’s Civic Club recently rebuilt the outdoor classroom at Christy Mathewson Park. Thanks to Matt Spott, Spott Construction for managing the project. Please thank all the Factoryville Men’s Civic Club volunteers that came out to help Matt rebuild the classroom at Christy Mathewson Park.
Christy Mathewson Days
August 8 – 12, 2006
Frank Deford, author of the Old Ball Game speaks to the crowds at Christy Mathewson Park
2006 celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Christy Mathewson Little League organization. Part of the weekends events included:
National Public Radio Commentator, Sports Illustrated Writer, and Author of The Old Ball Game, Frank Deford visited Factoryville during Christy Mathewson Days this year. Eddie Friersonl presented Matty, An evening with Christy Mathewson on Friday August 11, 2006
Thanks to everyone for helping make Christy Mathewson Days a success!
161 College Avenue
Post Office Box 277
Factoryville, PA 18419