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pREpARING FOR THE uNTHINkAblE Lakeland student plans ‘active shooter’ training By Linda Scott

people what may occur during an active shooter situation. SPEciaL to tHE VaLLEy adVantaGE According to the state police, through discussing the different mental strateWould you know what to do if you gies and response tactics, people will be were out in public and a person began better prepared to not only act but react shooting a gun? during an active shooter event. TriggerThe Pennsylvania State Police Intelligence Division, Domestic Security Sec- ing events that may cause individuals tion will hold an active shooter commu- to become active shooters will also be nity training event Friday, July 13 from discussed. “This program is an excellent opportu10 a.m. to noon at the First Presbyterian nity and is open to anyone,” Gilbert said. Church of Clarks Summit. “This is the only place in this area that The event is planned by Lakeland the program will be happening. You will Junior-Senior High School student not get a program like this anywhere else Hadley Gilbert. “I had to do community service hours in the area. It could be less of a tragedy if people are more informed. It is good to for school,” said Gilbert, who will be a be more educated.” senior in the fall. “This active shooter Gilbert hopes to attend West Chester program has great information to know. University after graduation and major Many people do not know what to do in geology. if there is an active shooter. Would you At Lakeland she writes articles for the know what to do if you were sitting in school newspaper “Lakeland Lance.” She a restaurant and there was an active shooter? The program makes you aware is a member of SADD and the National Honor Society. She has played drums in of your surroundings.” The presentation is designed to cover the marching band. When she can find some free time, all venues including but not limited she likes to travel, hike, kayak, hang out to commerce, education, open spaces, with her friends and play with her dog places of worship and public settings. Millie, a black lab husky mix. It uses audio and video clips to show She is employed at the Scranton Country Club and is involved in the First Presbyterian Church where she is a deacon, helps with vacation bible school and is a nursery attendant. TS_CNG/ADVANTAGE/PAGES [A01] | 07/05/18


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Light the Night — Team Mel’s Family will hold a craft and vendor fair fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on Sunday, Sept. 30, at Genetti Manor in Dickson City and The Cruisin’ for Recovery Car Cruise is seeking vendors for the event. For inwill be held on Saturday, July 14, noon formation, call 570-840-8539 or email to 4 p.m. at the Just believe Recovery Center, 100 Lincoln Ave. in Carbondale. There will be food, refreshments, basket raffles, a 50/50, trophies and door The Northeastern Detachment prizes. Admission is free. All proceeds Marine Corps League and Museum, 340 benefit the alumni of Just Believe Alder St. in Scranton will meet Sunday, Recovery. July 8, at 2 p.m.

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Actors Circle will present ‘WIT’ on Thursdays through Sundays, July 1215 and 19-22 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road in Scranton. On Thursdays through Saturdays, curtain time is 8 p.m. and on Sundays it is at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12; $10 for seniors, $8 for students (at the Thursday, July 12, preview, tickets are $8; $6 for students). Call 570-342-9707 or email to The play centers on a poetry scholar who is receiving experimental chemotherapy.

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Editor’s note: when this item appeared last week, several of the names were misspelled. Here it is again, and we regret the error. The Archbald Borough Historical Society opened its new library and office at the borough building, 400 Church St. The office is open Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon. From left: librarian Tom Klopfer, Joan Holmes, Susie Otto Marion, Michelle Prutisto Mellow, Patrick Marion, Rev. Christopher Sahd, secretary Francis Craig, Mayor Shirley Barrett; president John Mellow, borough councilmen Dan Hart and Thomas Mancuso, treasurer Shirley Jones and assistant librarian Sam Motts.



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FRUIT COCKTAIL SOUP 1 (12-ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed 1-1/2 cups sugar 1 cinnamon stick (2-inches) 6 whole cloves 1/4 cup cornstarch 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries 2 bananas, sliced 2 cups green grapes, halved In a large saucepan mix orange juice with water according to package directions. Remove 1/2 cup juice; set aside. Add sugar, cinnamon stick and cloves to saucepan; bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Blend cornstarch and reserved orange juice to form a smooth paste; stir into pan. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. Pour into a large bowl; cover and chill. Just before serving, remove cinnamon stick and cloves; stir in the strawberries, bananas and halved grapes. Yield: 8 to 10 servings, a great summer cooler.

SPICY BAKED HOT DOGS 3/4 cup chopped onion 3 tablespoons butter 1-1/2 cups celery, chopped 1-1/2 cups ketchup 3/4 cup water 3 tablespoons vinegar 1 tablespoon spicy-brown mustard 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce red pepper sauce (Just a few drops to taste) 2 (1-pound) package beef or turkey hot dogs 20 hot dog buns, split and toasted In saucepan over medium heat, sauté onion in butter until tender. Add the next 9 ingredients; bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer one-half hour. Cut 3 (1/4-inch) slits on each side of hot dogs; place in a 2-1/2-quart baking dish. Pour sauce over hot dogs. Cover

and bake at 350º about 35 to 40 minutes or completely heated through. Serve on toasted buns. Yield: 20 servings. STUFFED CABBAGE ROLLS AND VEGGIE SAUCE 1 large Savoy cabbage (3 to 3-1/2 pounds) 3/4 cup whole wheat couscous 1 pound lean ground pork 2/3 cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2-1/2 cups roasted veggie sauce (recipe follows) divided 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1/4 teaspoon thyme 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper 1/2 cup chicken broth Remove core of cabbage with small sharp knife, leaving all leaves intact. Combine cabbage with enough water to halfway fill a large soup pot. Bring to a boil. Cook 15 to 25 minutes. As outer leaves become tender, loosen and remove 12 leaves with tongs; transfer to large bowl. Set aside. Cook remaining cabbage until just tender when pierced in stem end with a knife, 10 minutes more. Drain and chop cabbage (about 2-1/2 cups and transfer to another large bowl. Cook couscous according to package directions; add to chopped cabbage. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork, onion and garlic; cook until pork is no longer pink and onion is tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to bowl with couscous mixture. Stir in 1/2 cup roasted veggie sauce, parsley, salt, oregano, thyme and red pepper until well blended. Heat oven to 350°. Combine broth and remaining 2 cups roasted veggie sauce in small saucepan. Spread 1 cup sauce mixture on bottom of 13-by-9-by-2-inch baking dish. Spoon 1/2 cup pork filling onto center of each reserved cabbage leaf; fold in sides and roll up. Tightly arrange rolls seam side down in prepared baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 45 minutes. Uncover Please see Helen, Page 7


and bake 15 to 20 minutes more, until sauce is bubbly and slightly thickened. Heat remaining sauce mixture and serve with cabbage rolls. Yield: 6 servings. To make the roasted veggie sauce: vegetable cooking spray 2 pounds plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise 3 red peppers, cut in half 1 medium butternut squash (2-pounds) peeled, seeded, cut into 2-inch chunks 3 medium onions (1-pound) peeled and quartered 2 medium carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces 1-1/4 cups chicken broth, divided 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1-1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons minced garlic Lightly coat 2 jelly-roll pans with vegetable cooking spray. Arrange tomatoes and peppers, cut sides down, on prepared pans. Add squash, onions and carrots. Lightly coat vegetables with spray. Bake 1 hour at 400°, switching positions after 30 minutes; cool. Remove skins from tomatoes, peppers and top layer of onion. Puree half the vegetables and 3/4 cup of broth in blender, scraping down sides as needed. Transfer puree into large saucepan. Repeat process with remaining vegetables and broth. Stir vinegar, salt and pepper into puree. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat; add garlic and cook 1 minute just until golden. Stir in puree and heat through. Yield: 6 cups. SUMMERTIME CHICKEN KABOBS 1/3 cup honey 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed Salt and black pepper 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 pint cherry tomatoes 1 zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained Combine the honey, lemon juice, rosemary, and add a dash of salt and pepper (to taste). Pour 1/3 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken and gently shake the bag to coat chicken. Refrigerate the chicken in the bag for at least 30 minutes. Remove the chicken from the bag and drain excess marinade. Using metal skewers, alternately thread chicken, tomatoes, zucchini and pineapple. Lightly coat the grill rack. Grill kabobs,

covered, over low heat for approximately 10-12 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, turning and basting frequently with reserved marinade. Yield: 4 servings. HONEY-MUSTARD RIBS 3 to 3-1/2-pounds pork spareribs, halved crosswise, cut into individual riblets 1/3 cup lightly packed brown sugar 1/3 cup Dijon mustard 1/3 cup honey 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons sesame seeds Parsley sprigs, washed and dried Place ribs on broiler rack and cover with aluminum foil. Bake at 325º for 1-1/2 hours or until tender. In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, mustard and honey. Stir in lemon juice, red-wine vinegar, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; set aside to cool to room temperature. Remove ribs from oven and let cool. Place in plastic bag or 13-by-9-by-2-inch baking pan. Pour mustard-honey marinade over ribs; seal bag or cover baking pan. Refrigerate a few hours or overnight. At serving time, preheat broiler. Remove ribs from refrigerator; drain excess marinade. Broil ribs 5to 8 inches from heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn ribs and broil second side 3 minutes or until crusty. Remove to serving plate. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and garnish with parsley. Yield: 12 to 15 servings. ZESTY GRILLED EGGPLANT 2 small eggplants, cut into 1/2-inch slices 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning Brush eggplant slices with oil on both sides. Drizzle with lemon juice, and sprinkle each slice with Cajun seasoning. Let stand for at least 5 minutes. Grill eggplant, covered, over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until tender. Yield: about 8 to 10 servings.

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MotorWorld Toyota recently presented a $5,000 donation to Johnson College to benefit students enrolled in the transportation degree program. From left: Rick Osick, president of MotorWorld; Katie Leonard, president and CEO of Johnson College; Mark Kozemko, automotive technology department chair and Johnson College alumni and Tracey Pratt, manager of development at Johnson College.

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MeMor iaL SCh oLar ShiP awa rDeD Valley View High School senior Samantha Human was awarded the PMEA District 9 William Gasbarro Memorial Scholarship. She is one of only two seniors in all of PMEA District 9 to win the scholarship this year. The award is given to a high school senior who will major in music in college and who displays outstanding leadership qualities and contributes in a multitude of ways to enrich the music program at their respective school and throughout their community. She was Valley View’s band program president and senior drum major. She will be attending Marywood University next year and will major in flute performance. From left: Samnatha Human and Mike Lesnesky, Valley View Band Director.

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Va lley View Hon or r o ll Valley View High School has announced the names of the students who qualified for the honor roll for the fourth marking period. Grade 12 High honors: Mason Black, Ryan Blanchard, Zachary Blockberger, Santina Burak, Britney Charles, Lauren Crinella, Kyle Cwalinski, Pasquale DeSavino, Hannah Duffy, London Durkin, Kyra Fauerbach, Sarah Ferraro, Hana Ford, Trisha Gilla, Samantha Humen, Angel Hunting, Menglin Jiang, Brandon Judge, Victoria Kotcho, Samuel Kruger, Julie Maddage, Samantha Matamoras-Patrick, Connor McAndrew, Joseph Morisco, Kaylee Murray, Jennifer Nguyen, Olivia Pisarski, Sidney Reinfurt, Julia Romanovich, and Tara Sweeney. Honors: Marino Angeloni, Taylor Arnone, Kaitlyn Brown, Carolyn Burak, Matthew Cain, Michael Clark, Madison Cliff, Santina Coassolo, Rossalynn Collura, Rebecca Connor, Kyle Davies, Lacey Demkosky, Kiara Diederich, Francis Fajardo, Christopher Free, Victoria Gummoe, Kari Jackson, Flynn Jones, Jacob Magdon, Hayley McConnell, Reyna McMullen, Dylan Morgan, Taylor Munley, Emily Newton, Rain Noble, Corey Pezak, Abigail Pidgeon, Victoria Potoski, Francesca Romano, Ryleah Ruffner, Kira Sebastianelli, Robert Sebastianelli, Bryce Shorten, Giavanna Villano, Emily Walsh, Madison West, Liam Yoder and Jordan Zezeski. Grade 11 High honors: Jessica Baker, Noah Benjamin, Taylor Boyle, Leah Burke, Juan Cardenas, Mia Ceccarelli, Dominic Clapper, Benjamin Cole, Julianna Cotroneo, Robert Craig, Delayne DePietro, Emma DePietro, Noelle DiMattina, Victoria Duffy, Kathryn Eberhardt, Max Gillow, Allison Giombetti, Matthew Gregorowicz, Abbey Halloran, Kara Hirjak, Julia Kanavy, Kathryn Kraycer, Marc Kudrich, Noah McKane, Gianna Memo, Jason Miller, Charisse Mulherin, Kathryn O’Leary, Amanda Sakulich, Benjamin Siesputowski, Rocco Stefonetti, Alexandra Vorozilchak, Robert Walker, Maddison Walsh, Meghan Winter, Emily Yontas and Megan Zabielski. Honors: Vanessa Antenori, Carly Bailleau, Nicholas Beggin, Nicholas Bianchi, Taylor Bonacci, Madalyn Bonk, Claudia Casarin, Camille

Castelline, Rachel Chiricos, Chase Combs, Brendan Condron, Adam Cruz, Abigail Feduchak, Jared Fetcho, Camryn Gillar, Aaron Harrison, Jade Horvick, Ryan Kennedy, Mason Kordish, Sarah Martin, Fernanda Morato, Arianna Nardelli, Justin Owen, Jonathan Petrasko, Matthew Philbin, Isabella Picchini, Breighan Ritko, Siarra Rozina, Zoe Satterthwaite, Heather Schultz, Michael Sebastianelli, Aaron Thompson, Evan Tugend, Hunter West, Lorna Yushinsky, Jordan Zahradnik and Nicole Zuzzio. Grade 10 High honors: Ava Angeloni, Dominic Angeloni, Kayla Barrett, Allison Bennett, Dixon Black, Olivia Blockberger, Jeremy Boyle, Robert Brudnicki, Damien Bryla, Sarah Capwell, Anthony Carmadella, Maura Carter, Beatrice Chindemi, Annaliese Daiute, Erica Davis, Serena Davis, Kayla Davitt, Joel DeCarli, Ruth Deliman, Teresa Dumas, Destiny Farmer, Robert Ferraro, Riley Gibbons, Nina Grushinski, Andrew Hall, Gavin Hallock, Alyssa Harrington, Dylan Howanitz, Tessa Jones, Lainey Kamora, Connor Kelley, Faith Kendricks, Julia Koniszewski, Elsa Kovatch, Madison Kuzdro, Sarah Linko, Emily Martin, Mackenzie McHale, Maxwell McLaughlin, Madison McVicar, Mia Mercatili, Celeste Meta, Karli Muto, Kaylie Noto, Madison Pachucy, Carlo Possanza, Ashley Reddock, Noah Reed, Mia Rudalavage, Vivan Russell, Simal Sami, Alex Savkov, Taylor Seprosky, Angela Shander, Izabella Shemonski, Ryley Shemonski, Jake Sheridan, Deanna Soulsby, Jadyn Swartout, Molly Sweeney, Emily Tolerico, Mia Tomassoni, Nicholas Tomassoni, Ryan Turlip, Emily Walsh and Lauren Walsh. Honors: Mariah Addis, Abigail Borgacci, Ryan Carrotto, Joshua Castellani, Justina Catapane, Jonathan Clark, Samuel Cole, Isabella Collura, Jordan Conserette, Katelyn Dougher, Karolyn Fortuner, Mackenzie Gavin, Ava Giombetti, Madison Green, Jude Kovatch, David Kuzmick, Brittany Maddage, William Malaker, Mia Markiewicz, Giavana Mercatili, Nicholas Pavuk, Alexander Powell, Olivia Smith, Francesca Villano, Mariah Wheatley, Gabriel Yurkanin and Kaylin Zuzzio. Please see Honor, Page 11

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Pierogie Sale: All Saints Orthodox Church, 211 Willow Ave. in Olyphant, sells frozen pierogies Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., and Sundays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Price is $6.50 per dozen. Call 570-383-0785 or 570-489-5591 for more information.

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570.383.5180 • Available 24/7 Hospice and Home Health We are looking to grow our Junior Dance Company ages 9-14. Because we know how busy the summer can be, open auditions will be held on two separate dates.

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You can choose from the following auditions: Thursday, July 12th at 5:30pm-7:30pm OR Wednesday, July 18th 5:30pm-7:30pm We welcome dancers from all studios since many of our company members dance at other studios. We encourage students to learn from other teachers to expand their repertoire. Our company rehearsals will be held on Saturday mornings beginning in September.

line Dancing: The United Neighborhood Center’s Mid Valley Active Older Adult Community Center, 310 Church St., Jessup, is offering free line dancing lessons to Lackawanna County residents 55 and older every Friday, noon to 1:15 p.m. All levels welcome. For more information, call 570-489-4415 or 570-335-0804.

FooD/clothing DiStriBution: Rescue & Restore Church, 125 Lackawanna Ave. in Olyphant, now offers food distribution on the second Monday of each month (next distribution July 9) 2-6 p.m. The church also has a clothing distribution on the second Friday of each month (next distribution July 13) 2-6 p.m. The church is in need of clothing, especially winter clothing.

FarmerS’ market VoucherS: Lackawanna County senior citizens will once again be able to participate in the farmers market voucher program. The county’s Area Agency on Aging, in cooperation with the State Department of Agriculture, will distribute Farmer’S market: The farmer’s market Farmers Market Nutritional Program vouchwill return to Jermyn on Fridays and Saters at either senior community centers or urdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at World War I public facilities. Veterans Park, Bridge Street and Washington Under the program, each eligible senior Avenue. The market will be open every weekcan receive up to four $5 vouchers that end this summer and will accept vouchers. can be redeemed at participating farmers markets and farm stands for fresh fruit and cruiSe nightS: The Coal Cracker produce. Those who qualify are Lackawanna Cruisers Car Club will hold cruise nights County residents who will be 60 or older on the first Friday of the month (July 6, by Dec. 31, 2018 and whose annual income Aug. 3, 6-9 p.m.; Sept. 7 and Oct. 5, 5-8 does not exceed $22,459 for a single person, p.m.) in the parking lot of the Advance $30,451 for a couple or $38,443 for a threeAuto Parts store, 161 Brooklyn St. in person household. Proof of age in the form Carbondale, featuring food, music, door of a driver’s license or birth certificate must prizes, a 50/50 and trophies. Call 570be provided along with proof of Lackawanna 876-4034 for more information. County residency in the form of a utility bill or a driver’s license. community yarD Sale: The Archbald Vouchers will be distributed on a firstBorough community yard sale will be held come-first-served basis from 9 a.m. to 1 on Saturday, July 7, 8 a.m. to noon, rain or p.m. at the centers, unless otherwise indishine. The Archbald Historical Society will be cated. Seniors who are unable to visit a site renting spaces at the Gilmartin Street parking may appoint a proxy to pick-up a voucher lot for this event. Lots will be two parking for them. Proxy forms can be obtained at spaces in size for $20. To reserve a space, post the Area Agency on Aging, local senior cena message to the Archbald Borough Historical ters or online Society’s Facebook page or contact a member. Distribution dates and sites include: Anyone wishing to participate may just set • Tuesday, July 10: Carbondale Senior up at their residence on this day. No registraCenter, 66 North Church Street, Carbondale tion is required. These sales are borough-wide • Monday, July 16: Mid Valley Senior which includes the Archbald, Eynon, Sturges Center, 310 Church Street, Jessup and Nebraska sections. • Friday, July 20: Throop Civic Center 500 Sanderson Avenue, Throop. PaPa BearS cluB: The Blakely Papa Bears club will meet on Monday, July 9, at 7 p.m. at aDult craFt SerieS: The Valley ComShopa-Davey Veterans of Foreign Wars Post munity Library, 739 River St. in Peckville, No. 6082, 123 Electric St. in Peckville. On the is now hosting a second addition of its agenda: the group’s upcoming outing. Please see Calendar, Page 15

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9 a.m. Flex Appeal Strength Training 5:30 p.m. Total Body BOSU At the Racqueteers Health/Fitness Club, 6:15 p.m. Piloxing 603 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Mayfield: Wednesdays Sundays 9 a.m. GRIT Circuit 9:30 a.m. Yoga 3 p.m. Yoga for Athletes Mondays 4:15 p.m. Flex Appeal Strength Training 5:30 p.m. Total Body Toning 5:30 p.m. Yoga 6:30 p.m. Cycling 6:45 p.m. cardio kickboxing Tuesdays 7 p.m. Free live wellness webinar on Face9:30 a.m. Gentle yoga book 5:30 p.m. Power toning Thursdays 6:30 p.m. Cycling 6 a.m. Sunrise Yoga Wednesdays 9 a.m. Total Body BOSU 5:30 p.m. Power toning 5:30 p.m. Piloxing Knockout Thursdays 6:15 p.m. Barre 9:30 a.m. Stretch and Tone Fridays 5:30 p.m. Kickboxing 9 a.m. Yoga Saturdays 4:30 p.m. GRIT Circuit 8:30 a.m. RIPPED Saturdays Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9 a.m. Piloxing 9:30 a.m. Silver Classic 10 a.m. Yoga Tuesdays and Thursdays Sundays 7 p.m. Fit fusion 9 a.m. YogaFitlates For more information, call 570-876-5432 Events & Specials or visit Private and small group paddle board yoga lessons: Enjoy the water and explore paddling and yoga at your own pace. Private and small At the Dickson City Civic Center, 935 group sessions are customized to your skill Albert St. level and desire for challenge. All fitness levels • Betsy’s Boot Camp: Mondays and are welcome. No paddleboard or yoga experiWednesdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m. and Saturdays, ence necessary! 9-10 a.m. Cost is $5 per class for Dickson City Free Yoga In The Park: The second annual residents; $7 per class for non-residents. free yoga in the park summer series. Quest • Open gym: Various hours during the will offer a slow flow yoga class every third week. Free for Dickson City residents; $3 for Wednesday of the month, 5:30-6:30 p.m. non-residents. • Senior aerobics: Tuesdays and Thursdays, at the Station Park Pavilion on Church St. in Jessup. Open to all levels. BYOM (bring your 9-10 a.m. Free for Dickson City residents. own mat). Classes will be held in the park on Call 570-383-1813 for information about Wednesdays, Aug. 15, and Sept. 19. any of these programs. Unwine’d: Friday night yoga wine down to live music: a one-hour Vinyasa slow-flow class to the sounds of live music on the Handpan Quest Studio, 419 Church St. in Jessup, is provided by Steve Werner Music, followed by a specialty fitness studio and wellness center. drinks at the Caverna. Cost is $15. Registration Their variety of classes include Vinyasa yoga, is required. PowerStrike kickboxing, Barre above, Piloxing, Quest Kids FitCamp is open to any student Zumba, YogaFitlates and strength and interval in grades five to eight, Monday, July 23, to training, along with many workshops and Friday, Aug. 3, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Join for events. For more information, call 570-815one week or both, at $40/week. Registration 4655 or visit required. Mondays Free nutrition workshop: Learn how to per9 a.m. Kickboxing 4:15 p.m. Power Pilates sonalize a balanced meal plan and receive a free 5:30 p.m. Yoga one-week meal plan to help jumpstart your 6:45 p.m. Barre goals. Thursday, July 19, and Tuesday, July 31, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. 6 a.m. Rise & Grind Circuit



Fridays Aqua jog 9:30-10:15 a.m. Core fitness 10-10:45 a.m. At the Greater Carbondale YMCA, 82 N. Walkercise 11 a.m.-noon Main St., Carbondale: Saturdays Swim Lessons: The next eight-week Zumba 9-10 a.m. sessions of progressive swim lessons begin POOL SCHEDULE on Saturday mornings beginning July 7. A lap lane is open the entire time the pool is Call the YMCA for times and pricing. Lifeguard certifications: The YMCA is open, excluding private parties. offering a lifeguard certification course the Mondays Lap swim 7-8:30 a.m. week of July 9 with two separate classes, Open swim 8:30-9:30 a.m. 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. or 4-8 p.m.; also, on the Aqua jog 9:30-10:15 a.m. week of July 23 with a morning or evening Lap lane 10:30-noon class. The course includes lifeguarding, Open swim noon-1 p.m. CPR for the professional rescuer, first aide Open swim with slide/shroom and AED. Call for pricing. 3:30-5 p.m. CPR certification: The YMCA is offerAqua jog 6:30-7:15 p.m. ing CPR certification on Tuesday, July 10 Open swim 7:15-8:30 p.m. at 8 a.m. or 5 p.m. This American Safety Tuesdays & Health Institute course includes basic Lap swim 7-8:30 a.m. life support and AED for all ages. Call for Open swim 8:30-9:30 a.m. pricing. H2o (weight train/cardio) FITNESS CLASSES 9:30-10:15 a.m. Mondays Lap lane 10:30-noon Aqua jog 9:30-10:15 a.m. Open swim noon-1 p.m. Core fitness 10-10:45 a.m. Aqua jog 1-1:45 p.m. Walkercise 11 a.m.-noon Open swim 4-7 p.m. Cardio step 5-5:30 p.m. Aqua jog 7:15-8 p.m. R.I.P.P.E.D 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays Yoga 6:30-7:30 p.m. Lap swim 7-8:30 a.m. Aqua jog 6:30-7:15 p.m. Open swim 8:30-9:30 a.m. Run club 7-8 p.m. Aqua jog 9:30-10:15 a.m. Tuesdays Lap lane 10:30-noon Y-cycle 6:15-7 a.m. Open swim noon-1 p.m. H2o 9:30-10:15 a.m. Open swim 5-8 p.m. Silver sneakers 10-11 a.m. Thursdays Zumba gold 11-11:45 a.m. Lap swim 7-8:30 a.m. Water fitness 1-1:45 p.m. Open swim 8:30-9:30 a.m. Zumba 5-6 p.m. H2o (weight train/cardio) Y-cycle 6-6:45 p.m. 9:30-10:15 a.m. Water fitness 7:15-8 p.m. Lap lane 10:30-noon Open swim noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays Aqua jog 1-1:45 p.m. Aqua jog 9:30-10:15 a.m. Open swim 4 to 8 p.m. Chair yoga 10:30-11 a.m. Fridays Walkercise 11 a.m.-noon Lap swim 7-8:30 a.m. Barre 5:30-6:15 p.m. Open swim 8:30-9:30 a.m. Cardio step 6:15-7 p.m. Aqua jog 9:30-10:15 a.m. Core yoga 7-8 p.m. Lap lane 10:30-noon Run club 7-8 p.m. Open swim noon-1 p.m. Thursdays Open swim with slide and mushroom 5-7 Y-cycle 6:15-7 a.m. p.m. H2o 9:30-10:15 a.m. Saturdays Silver sneakers 10-11 a.m. Open swim with slide and mushroom Zumba gold 11-11:45 a.m. noon-2 p.m. Water fitness 1-1:45 p.m. Sundays Zumba 5-6 p.m. Open swim 1-2 p.m. Zumba toning 6:15-7:15 p.m.


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area c hu r ch se rv ic es all saints OrthOdOx, 211 Willow Ave., Olyphant. Great Vespers Saturday 4 p.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 9:30 a.m. Parish rectory 570-489-0942. Church Hall 570-489-5591. Leave message at either number as there is currently no assigned pastor. Blakely Baptist, 201 Main St. in Blakely. Sunday Service 10

a.m. Sunday school 11:15 a.m. Prayer and study Thursdays 7 p.m. Rev. William Duke is pastor. 570-489-7423

Blakely primitive methOdist, 313 First St., Blakely. Sun-

day school 9 a.m. Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m.; children’s church is available at the 10 a.m. service. Rev. Dale Murrell is pastor. 570-489-3033. Blakely P.M. Church on Facebook. Free lunch will be served at the church on the second Saturday of the month. Families are invited.

Blessed sacrament parish, (Roman Catholic) 215 Rebecca St., Throop. Saturday Mass at 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m. Monsignor Michael J. Delaney is pastor. 570-489-1963. Bradley memOrial united methOdist, 106 Lincoln St., Dickson City. Sunday service 9 a.m. David A. Repenning is pastor.; 570-489-5875. christ episcOpal, 700 Delaware St., Forest City. Holy Eu-

charist celebrated Sundays at 9 a.m. Sunday school for children ages 5-12 at 9 a.m. 570-785-3425.

christ the king parish, (Roman Catholic). Saturday

Mass: 7:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas, 411 Church St., Archbald. Sunday Mass: 7 a.m., 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. at St. Thomas; 8:30 a.m. at St. Mary of Czestochowa, 417 Main St., Eynon. Weekday Masses: 7:15 a.m. and noon Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at St. Thomas. Eucharistic Adoration Thursdays 7:15 and noon at St. Mary. Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. at St, Mary. Confessions: daily before Mass, Saturdays 3:30 p.m. at St. Thomas, Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Mary. Rev. Paul Fontanella is pastor. 570-876-1701.

cliffOrd Baptist church, 519 Church St., Clifford. Sunday service 10 a.m. 570-222-4701. Bonnie Resseguie (570-2223809) is pastor. cliffOrd united methOdist church, 34 Main St., Clifford. Sunday service 11 a.m.; Sunday school is during worship. Eric Watkins is pastor. 570-222-3331. cOmmunity BiBle, 1352 Heart Lake Road in Scott Town-

ship. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Music ministry practice, Sunday at 9:45 a.m. Women’s group: Thursdays at 11 a.m. Pastor Jay Best. 570-254-5467.

cOvenant refOrmed, 47 S. Church St., Carbondale. Sunday

worship 9:30 and 11 a.m. Fellowship brunch at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Richar Miller is pastor. 570-282-6400.

dicksOn city assemBly Of gOd, 1015 Commerce Blvd.,

Park Center Plaza, Dickson City. Sunday services 10 a.m. Kidztown 10 a.m. Sunday. Digging Deeper Tuesdays 6-8 p.m. Thirsty? Youth (grades 7-12) 6-8:30 p.m. Rev. James Dinger is senior pastor. 570-489-8321.

Bible study and youth group Wednesdays 7 p.m. Choir practice Mondays 7 p.m.; Robert Vigil is pastor. 570-383-0330.

finch hill Baptist, 404 Route 106, Greenfield Township. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Sunday service 11 a.m. Pastor Joseph LaCava 570-282-7062. first presByterian, 325 Third Ave., Jessup. Sunday ser-

vice 10 a.m. 570-489-8893.

first presByterian Of carBOndale, 76 Salem Ave., Car-

bondale. Sunday service 10:30 a.m. 570-282-4611.

first united methOdist Of carBOndale, 20 N. Church St., Carbondale. Sunday services 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9 a.m. Rev. Donald Perry is pastor. 570-282-5740. Pastor’s phone: 570-766-9558. Email: first united methOdist, 520 Washington Ave., Jermyn. Sunday service 9:30 a.m. Sunday school 10:45 a.m. Linda Eckersley is pastor. 570-876-0392. first united presByterian Of lackawanna valley,

1557 Main St., Peckville. Sunday school 9 a.m. Sunday service 10 a.m. Bell choir Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. 570-489-4682.

grace BiBle church, 130 University Drive, Dunmore. Sunday service at 10 a.m. 570-342-5651. hOly crOss parish, (Roman Catholic) Olyphant. Satur-

day vigil Mass 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Confession: Saturday before the Vigil Mass at St. Patrick, 200 Delaware Ave. Monsignor Michael J. Delaney is pastor. 570-489-0752.

hOly ghOst Byzantine cathOlic, 313 First Ave., Jessup. Holy mystery of penance (confessions) Saturday 3-3:25 p.m. Divine Liturgy Saturday, 4 p.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday, 9 a.m. 570489-2353. hOly trinity pOlish natiOnal cathOlic, 619 Center St., Throop. Sunday Mass in English 10 a.m. Very Rev. William Chromey is pastor. 570-489-0172. Jermyn primitive methOdist, 763 Jefferson Ave., Jer-

myn. Sunday worship 10 a.m.; Sunday school 11:15 a.m. Call for mid-week prayer and Bible study time. Rev. Allan Rupert is pastor. 570-876-4511.

lenOxville united methOdist, 4842 Route 374 Lenox-

ville. Sunday service: 10 a.m. Eric Watkins is pastor. 570-2223331.

the lighthOuse wOrship center, (formerly The Gathering Christian Center), at First United Methodist of Carbondale, 20 N. Main St. in Carbondale. Worship service Sundays at noon. Children Sunday school during service. Bible studies on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Prayer service Fridays at 6 p.m. 570-497-9229. mOntdale united methOdist, 961 Lakeland Drive, Scott Township. Sunday school 10 a.m. Sunday worship 11 a.m. Linda Eckersley is pastor. 570-254-6319. Pastor: 570-563-2371, email mOunt Bethel Baptist, 1341 Layton Road, Justus. Sun-

parker hill cOmmunity, 933 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Dickson City. Saturday worship at 6 p.m. Sunday worship at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Children’s ministries (birth to grade five at all services). Middle school (grades six to eight) and high school (grades nine to twelve) meet Wednesdays at 7 p.m. For more information visit, e-mail or call 570-341-8383. peckville assemBly Of gOd, 3364 Scranton/Carbondale Highway, Blakely. Sunday worship services at 9 and 11 a.m. Worship and youth services 7 p.m. Wednesday. Nursery and “Kidz Street” available at all services. Rev. Terry Drost is lead pastor. 570-489-4961. peckville united methOdist, 732 Main St., Peckville. Sunday worship 11 a.m. Rev. David Repenning is pastor. 570-489-0713 or 570-383-1035. presByterian Of dunmOre, 137 Chestnut St., Dunmore. Sunday service 10:30 a.m.; coffee hour and fellowship following service; Sunday school 9:30 a.m. 570-343-6807. Queen Of angels parish, (Roman Catholic) Jessup. Masses Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at St. Michael, 320 First Ave. Parish office is at 605 Church St., Jessup. Rev. Gerard M. McGlone is pastor. 570-489-2252. rescue & restOre church, 125 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant. Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study and Sunday service at 6 p.m.; child services/care is available. On the last Thursday of the month the church will offer a free community meal at 5:30 p.m. Rev. Jack Munley is pastor. “Church in the Park” will be held at Fern Hill Park in Olyphant on Sundays, June 24 and July 29 at 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. at Condella Park in Olyphant. Call 570-498-0351 for more information. sacred heart Of Jesus, (Roman Catholic) 1101

Willow St., Peckville. Saturday Mass at 4 p.m.; Reconcilation 3:15-3:45 p.m. (other times by appointment), Sundays 8 and 10 a.m. Weekday masses are at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and at 7 a.m. Wednesday and Friday. Rev. Andrew Kurovsky is pastor. 570-383-3244.

sacred hearts Of Jesus and mary, (Roman Catholic) 624 Madison Ave., Jermyn. Sacrament of Penance Saturdays, 3:15 p.m., weekdays at 8 a.m. Vigil Saturdays 4 p.m. Liturgy Sundays 8 and 10:30 a.m.; weekdays 8 a.m. CCD Sundays 9:15-10:20 a.m. 570-876-1061. ss. cyril and methOdius ukrainian cathOlic,

135 River St., Olyphant. Liturgy Saturday (English) 4 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. (Slavonic responses sung by church choir) and 11:30 a.m. (English); weekday Liturgy (Monday through Saturday) 8 a.m.; holy days Liturgy 9 a.m.; confessions are heard Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Rev. Nestor Iwasiw is pastor. 570-489-2271.

ss. James and geOrge episcOpal, 398 Washington Ave., Jermyn. All baptized Christians are welcome to celebrate the Holy Eucharist Sunday at 10 a.m. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Ron Fowler is senior warden. 570-876-4896.

dicksOn city primitive methOdist, 516 Jackson St.,

day worship service at 9:30 a.m. followed by Sunday school. Rev. Donald Hasselman is pastor. 570-587-5841.

dicksOn city visitatiOn Of the Blessed virgin mary, (Roman Catholic), 619 Dundaff St., Dickson City.

nOrth valley Baptist, meeting in the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Center, 1300 Old Plank Road, Mayfield. Sunday service 10:30 a.m.; children’s church and nursery provided. Rev. James R. Schmidt is pastor. 570-282-2413.

ss. peter and paul greek cathOlic, 47 Rittenhouse St., Simpson. Sunday Liturgy 8 a.m. Rev. Myron Myronyuk is pastor. 570-342-7023.

Our lady Of mt. carmel, (Roman Catholic), 15 Fallbrook St., Carbondale. Masses Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. Confessions Saturday 4 p.m. weekday Mass Tuesday, Thursday at 8 a.m. Rev.James A. Price, C.P. is pastor. 570-282-5172.

St., Dickson City. Sunday Masses 9 a.m. Very Rev. William Chromey is pastor. 570-489-0172.

Dickson City. Sunday service at 11 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 7 p.m., Virginia Goodrich teaching. 570-489-3452.

Weekday Mass 7:30; Saturday Mass 8 a.m. Saturday vigil 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. Monsignor Patrick J. Pratico is pastor. 570-489-2091.

faith Baptist, 545 Keystone Ave., Peckville. Sunday service

10:30 a.m.; Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; inspiration service noon;


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st. Basil the great OrthOdOx, 9 Lord Ave., Simpson. Saturday: Vespers 4 p.m. Sunday: Divine Liturgy 10:30 a.m. (Feast days: 9: a.m.). Rev. Jason Franchak is pastor. 570-282-4052. st. Basil the great russian OrthOdOx, 33 Midland St., Simpson. Saturday: Vespers 6 p.m. Sunday: Matins 8 a.m.; Divine Liturgy 10 a.m. Sundays from June through September: Matins 8 a.m. Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. Very Rev. Mitred Archpriest David J. Hritcko is pastor. 570-282-2314. st. James episcOpal church, 2050 Rte. 247 in Dundaff, is open for the summer season. Sunday services at 11 a.m. Pastor is Rev. Peter Pearson. st. JOhn the Baptist russian OrthOdOx, Lyon Street in Dundaff. Divine Liturgy: 8:30 a.m. Rev. Jason Franchak. 570-280-5978. st. JOhn russian OrthOdOx, 700 Hill St., Mayfield. Saturday confessions 3:30 p.m.; Vespers 4 p.m.; Sunday Matins 8 a.m.; Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.; eve of feast days 6:30 p.m.; confessions heard before services. Feast day Liturgies 9:30 a.m.; they can be heard on WTRW-FM (94.3). Very Rev. Mitred Archpriest John D. Sorochka is pastor. 570-876-0730. St. John the Baptist Orthodox, off Route 247, Dundaff. Divine Liturgy Sunday 8:30 a.m. Rev. Jason Franchak. 570-280-5978. st. JOhn vianney parish, (Roman Catholic). Masses Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 8 and 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi, 704 Montdale Road, Montdale. Mass Sunday 9:30 a.m. at St. Pius, Route 106, Royal. Confession Saturday, 4:15 at Corpus Christi; Sunday, 9:10 a.m. at St. Pius. Rev. Michael J. Kirwin is pastor. 570-254-9502. st. luke evangelical lutheran, Main and Bank Streets, Archbald. Sunday service 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school 10:30 a.m. 570-876-4612. st. mary’s greek OrthOdOx, 522 Main St., Dickson City. Summer hours: Sunday Divine Liturgy 8 a.m. Sundays through Oct. 7. Rev. Alexei Kalyuzhnyi is pastor. 570-903-3612. st. michael’s OrthOdOx, 308 Walnut St., Jermyn. Saturday Great Vespers, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday Matins, 8 a.m.; Divine Liturgy, 9:30 a.m. Very Rev. John Kowalczyk is pastor. stmichaeljermyn. org. 570-876-1241. st. nichOlas OrthOdOx, 600 E. Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant. Saturday Vespers 4 p.m.; Sunday Divine Liturgy 9 a.m. Holy Days: Vespers 6 p.m.; Divine Liturgy 9 a.m. Very Rev. Vladimir Fetcho is pastor. 570-489-3891. st. rOse Of lima parish (rOman cathOlic), 6 N. Church St., Carbondale. Masses Saturday 4 p.m. at St. Rose; Sunday 7:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. at St. Rose; Sunday 9 a.m. at St. Michael, 46 Midland St., Simpson; Confessions Saturday 3:15 p.m. at St. Rose. Weekday Masses Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. at St. Rose; 12:10 p.m. Wednesday at St. Michael. CCD classes and RCIA meet September to May. Rev. James A. Price, C.P. is pastor. 570-282-2991. st. stephen evangelical lutheran, 25 Hillcrest Dr., Dickson City. Saturday service at 5 p.m. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Glen Triplett is pastor. 570-489-2462. thrOOp united methOdist, 136 Charles St., Throop. Sunday service 9:30 a.m. Rev. David Hinkley is pastor. 570-383-0505.

st. adalBert pOlish natiOnal cathOlic, 515 Mary

tOmpkinsville united methOdist, 1448 Heart Lake Road, Scott Township. Sunday worship 9 a.m. Sunday school for adults and children 10:30 a.m. Beth Taylor is pastor. 570-760-8234.

st. andrew’s ukrainian greek cathOlic, 300 Main

trinity episcOpal, 58 River St., Carbondale. Holy Eucharist celebratedSundays11a.m.;Sundayschool11a.m.Sundayschoolfor children 5-12 11 a.m. All baptized Christians are welcome to share in the Eucharist Sundays at 11 a.m. 570-282-3620.

St., Blakely. Sunday Divine Liturgy 10 a.m. (9:30 a.m. JuneSept.) Very Rev. Benjamin Worlinsky is pastor. 570-383-0530.


adult craft series on the second Friday of the month (next meeting July 13) at 2 p.m. Each month will present a different craft. A $5 donation for supplies will be requested. For more information, call 570-489-1765, or visit or on Facebook pages at valleycommunitylibrary or

Free Lunch: The Blakely Primitive Methodist Church, 313 First St. in Blakely will host a free lunch for the community on the second Saturday of each month (next lunch, July 14) noon to 1 p.m. hibernians Picnic: The LAOH, Division 3 in Carbondale, will celebrate its 40th anniversary at the group’s summer picnic at McDonnell’s Grove on Tuesday, July 17, with a Liturgy at 6 p.m., followed by dinner. The public is welcome. For reservations, call 579-282-2265 or 570-282-5783. binGO niGhT: Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church, 624 Madison Ave., in Jermyn, holds bingo on the first and third Wednesdays of each month (next bingo night: July 18 — no bingo July 4). Doors open at 5 p.m., early bird games begin at 6 p.m., regular games begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. The evening includes homemade foods such as chili, pierogies, soups and desserts, along with specialty games, refreshments, door prizes awarded and a progressive jackpot starting at $1025 with 49 pills (if not awarded, there will be a consolation prize of $500). Call 570-8761061 for more information. Library JOurnaLinG cLass: Plan It! is the new monthly event held at the Valley Community Library, 739 River St. in Peckville, for adults who love to bullet journal or would like some help getting started. At the meetings, attendees can share some of their creative ideas with each other, work on designing their journals and planners for the next month and meet new people. Bring their own journal or planner. Meetings will be held on the last Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m., and the next meeting is July 24. For more information, call 570-489-1765, or visit cOnservaTiOn DisTricT MeeTinG: Meetings of the board of directors for the Lackawanna County Conservation District will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m. at the Joe Terry Civic Center in Scott Township. The next meeting is July 26. banners in bLakeLy: Blakely Borough

is accepting applications for its 2018 veterans banners. The banners will be placed on Main Street, Keystone Avenue and Gino Merli Drive. The first round of applications will be limited to the first 100 applicants and the cost is $150 per banner. The application and payment must be submitted at the same time. Locations will be accommodated as best as possible on a first-come-first-served basis, but final location is at the discretion of Blakely Borough. Call 570-383-3340 or email at

MeMOriaL brick saLes: The Scott Township Veterans Memorial Committee routinely continues to take memorial brick orders throughout the year. However, if anyone wishes to have a brick installed for Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the bricks must be ordered by July 28. The Veterans Committee is planning a Veterans Day service for Nov. 10. Brick order blanks are available from any committee person, at the township building or on the township website which is For more information, call 570-5873120 or 570-254-6783. church brunch/FOOD PanTry: At St. James-St. George Episcopal Church, 398 Washington Ave. in Jermyn: • A free community brunch will be held on the last Saturday of the month (next meal: July 28), 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. • A food pantry will be held on the last Wednesday of the month (next pantry: July 25) from 11 a.m. to noon at the church. Call 570-876-4896 for more information. church OuTreach: St. James-George Episcopal Church, 398 Washington Ave. in Jermyn, will hold its free community meal on the last Saturday of the month (July 28), 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The church also has a food pantry which is open on the last Wednesday of the month (July 25), 11 a.m. to noon.

ESTATE NOTICE RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT J. ORTIZ, Deceased, Late of Scranton, Pennsylvania (Died April 6, 2018). Letters of Administration in the Estate of Robert J. Ortiz a/k/a Robert J. Clement, having been granted, all persons having claims or demands against said Estate of the Decedent should make them known and present them and all persons indebted to said Estate should make payment thereof, without delay, to Ana Ortiz, Administratrix, c/o Robert T. Moran, Esquire, 116 N. Washington Avenue, Suite 400, Scranton, PA 18503, (570) 955-4513.

Bowling Scores Idle Hour Lanes June 24 Have It All Youth/Adult League, Youth: Michael Bidwell 192, Mary Melnikoff 169, Jace Hockenberry 129, Anthony Campbell 128, Kris Suggs 127, Aiden Kreidler 112 and Michael Hockenberry 102. Have It All Youth/Adult League, Adult: Craig Kreidler 224-438, Mick Hockenberry 208-377, Anthony Campbell 329, Donald Bidwell 313, Jules Hockenberry 244, Joyce Zeiss 202, Erin Wanick 185. Monster Legends won three points. NASCAR No-Tap: Frank Vishnesky 245-667, Pete Czulada 222-576, Cam Vishnesky 212-567 and Pat Carr 511. June 26 Dragon Rollers: Natalie Kovalchik 106, Aiden Hilburn 99, Damie’n Taylor 77, Mollie Hall 71, Liliana Colwell 69 and Molly Damms 50. Guppies: Liam Shuey 179, Olivia Zator 166, Michael Deitzer 163, Colton Thomas 159, Elizabeth Harvey 155, Adam Krott 150, Peyton Giuliani 147, Abbagail Hall 143, Tyler Ruddy 131, Savannah Geroulo 124, John Dinning Jr 123 and Alexander Hapstak 118. Alley Gators: Liam Feeney 435, Joseph Krott 345, Benjamin Cockerill 335, Ryan Conway 321, Ayden Tempesta 321, Tommy Doran 320, Alexader Sekelsky 241, Sean Pezak 199, Zachary Meiser 181, Joshua Horrocks 167, Kenneth Hall 155 and Trevor Grover 38. Lane Sharks: Gavin Mercado 498, Michael Bidwell 406, Adrian Sokolowski 367, Emily Michaels 303, Elliot Santangelo 301, Anna Mae Michaels 285, Kristopher Suggs 279, Mary Melnikoff 255, Ben Williams 243, Aaron Witherite 204 and James Oswald 190. ARC Summer: Louis Passeri 283, Michael Christ 280, Walter Bryan 259, Mike Hinkley 253, John Stassi 247, Tim Fitch 235, Joe Foley 231, Thomas Evans 221, Andrew Smith 215, Amy Bainbridge 212 and Zack Kongvold 212. Funrollers Mixed: Denny Corby 244-640, Brian Running 223622, Mike Cable 217-618, David Kosch 222-585, Don Bidwell 213585, Carl Chupron 230-558 and Patrick Jenks 217-520. June 27 Deutsch Institute Bowling League: Eric O’Hora 301, Sean Dixon

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