Page 1

25 ¢

s e r v i n g tay l or , ol d F or g e , moosic & surrounding areas | February 16, 2017

Scenes from the recent Riverside-Holy Cross game |PaGe 4

Old Forge High School honored its ‘Devil Pride’ students |PaGe 5

Riverside Elementary West named its ‘role model’ students |PaGe 6

GrowinG Small BuSineSS Moosic resident helps women entrepreneurs By Josh McAuliffe

The featured speaker will be Lisa Criscera, founder and co-owner of L.C. SosPeciAl To The TRiBoRo BANNeR lutions, LLC, a Carbondale-based business Francene Pisano Dudziec knows a thing specializing in public relations, marketing or two about being a small business owner. and social media services. Admission to the talk is free. ReservaThat makes her a perfect fit for her position as special projects coordinator for tions can be made via the education/training tab at, or by contactthe University of Scranton’s Small Busiing Dudziec at 570-941-4168 or francene. ness Development Center (SBDC). There, the Moosic resident’s responsibilities Designed for women with lower include helping to oversee the Women’s incomes, those in transition or those tryEntrepreneurship Center, a partnership ing to make a better life for themselves of the SBDC and the university’s Kania and their families, Coffee and Confidence School of Management. strives to give participants helpful support Right now, Dudziec is gearing up for and guidance as they determine if starting the Women’s Entrepreneurship Center’s a business is a worthwhile and tangible opnext “Coffee and Confidence” talk, a free information session for women interested tion — all in a relaxed, casual setting. “It’s great to have women in the comin exploring the idea of starting their own munity come in and help other women,” business. The event is set for Wednesday, Dudziec said. “A lot of businesswomen Feb. 22, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on the fifth floor of the U of S’s Brennan Hall, 320 don’t know where to start. … It’s important to know what you’re getting into. We Madison Ave. don’t want to sugarcoat all the challenges that go into starting a business.” The talks focus on many different facets of business development, from budget-

From left, front row: student Amy Simpson, Donna Simpson, consultant manager at the SBDC. Back row: Lisa Criscera, founder and co-owner of L.C. Solutions and Dudziec.

ing and marketing to networking and designing a website. In addition, Dudziec said, they cover topics that prospective entrepreneurs often don’t think about, like how much the business will affect their marriage and family life. “It’s really important for women to support each other,” Dudziec said. “Because then they think, ‘Hey, if they can do it, then I can do it.’”

Visit us on the web and shop 24/7 TS_CNG/TRIBORO/PAGES [T01] | 02/15/17


Coffee and Confidence serves as a nice complement to the Women’s Entrepreneurship Center’s other services, among them the StartUP program, an intensive multi-week educational series for budding business owners. The program is held three times per year, with the next series beginning March 7. Please see COVER, Page 11

1313 Wyoming Ave., Exeter


639 Wyoming Ave., Kingston


Old Forge Conferences

A PARt OF timeS-ShAmROCk COmmunity newSPAPeR gROuP

149 PENN AVENUE • SCRANTON, PA 18503 PhONE: 570.348.9185 • FAX: 570.207.3448 TRibORObANNER@TimESShAmROCk.COm TRibORObANNER.COm

Old Forge School District parent/ teacher conferences were rescheduled to Friday, Feb. 17, meaning an early dismissal for students. HS conferences will be held 12:30-3 p.m., elementary school conferences will be held 1-3:30 p.m. There will be no school Monday, Feb. 20, due to President’s Day.

Democratic Committee

The Taylor Democratic Committee will meet on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Taylor Community Center on Main Street in Taylor. All candidates for office and those planning to run for office are invited to attend and address the committee. If you have questions or would like more information, call 570-840-5703

eDiTOR CHRISTOPHER M. CORNELL 570.348.9185, ext 5414

CNG MANAGiNG eD iTOR TOM gRaHaM 570.348.9185, ext 3492

Pre-Lenten Breakfast

CNG ADveRTisiNG MAN AGeR aLICE MaNLEy 570.348.9100, ext 9285


St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church, 200 Stephenson St. in Duryea, will hold a pre-Lenten breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 26, 8-11:30 a.m. Menu features; eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, roll with

570.348.9100, ext 3005

JOSETTE RzESzEwSkI 570.348.9100, ext 3027


570.348.9185, ext 5145



LORI kISHEL, davE LauRIHa The Triboro Banner welcomes all photos and submissions. There is no charge for publication, but all photos and submissions run on a “space available” basis. The editor reserves the right to edit or reject any or all submissions. Deadline for submissions is the Friday prior to publication at 5 P.M. The Triboro Banner does not currently accept letters to the editor. Opinions of independent columnists of The Triboro Banner do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.

Lenten Food Sale

At Nativity of Our Lord Parish, on Stephenson Street in Duryea, there will be no Lenten food sale on Ash Wednesday. The church is moving the sale to the following Friday, March 3, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (or until sold out). Menu will feature potato pancakes, homemade red clam chowder and seafood bisque along with homemade haluski and frozen pierogi, pizza and a bake sale.

Serving Seniors Party

Serving Seniors Inc. will host its annual “pre-St. Patrick’s Day cocktail party” on Friday, March 3, at Glenmaura National Golf Club, located at 100 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic, 5:30-8 p.m. Tickets are $40, featuring an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. Call 570-344-3931 or email to servsen@epix.

RSD Registration

Riverside School District will be taking kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year at Riverside Elementary West School on Tuesday, March 7, and Thursday, March 9, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Children are eligible for kindergarten if they are 5 on or before Friday, Sept. 1. Contact the school for a list of acceptable documents to provide proof of age. Parents must also provide proof of residency within the district. Contact the school for a list of acceptable documents that will be required to establish proof of residency. Parents must also provide proof that the child has received all the required immunizations. Contact the school for a list of the required immunizations.

OFSD Registration

Registration for the 2017-18 school year for kindergarten will be held at Old Forge High School auditorium on: Monday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 15, 9-11 a.m. and 1-2:45 p.m. on both days. In order to facilitate the registration process, parents are asked to have all required documentation at time of registration. Registrations will not be complete until all the documentation is provided to the district. Children are eligible for kindergarten if they are 5 on or before Thursday, Aug. 31. Visit the web site below for a list of acceptable documents to provide proof of age. Parents must also provide proof of residency within the district. Visit the web site below for a list of acceptable documents that will be required to establish proof of residency. Parents must also provide proof that the child has received all the required immunizations. Visit the web site below for a list of the required immunizations. Visit cfm?subpage=545994 for complete information and to download a registration packet.

Lauren and Vanessa Grzyboski of Moosic both earned deans list honors for the fall semester at Shippensburg University women’s basketball team.


TS_CNG/TRIBORO/PAGES [T02] | 02/15/17

butter, beverages. Eat in or take out. Tick- net for tickets. Proceeds of this event will benefit the programs of Serving Seniors. ets are $10; $5 for kids 12 and younger. There will be limited tickets at the door. For advance tickets, call 570-457-2291.

Dean’s List





MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE TO PROTECT OUR SENIOR CITIZENS Our tri-borough area of Moosic, Old Forge and Taylor has a significant number of senior citizens. They are our parents, relatives, neighbors and friends. They are all deserving of our respect. Unfortunately, seniors are too often prime targets for scam artists. Unscrupulous con artists frequently prey on seniors because they are more likely to live alone, are generally more trusting, and often suffer from age-related cognitive decline. If I am fortunate enough to be elected Magistrate of our community, I will collaborate with law enforcement and senior citizen advocacy groups to better detect these scams, find and bring the perpetrators to justice, and develop stronger safeguards to more effectively shield our seniors from these predators. Financial fraud against seniors is rampant. Making matters worse, seniors are often unwilling to report these crimes; only a very small percentage of fraud cases against seniors ever come to the attention of law enforcement. These financial con artists sometimes include financial advisers, as well as domestic and foreign internet and phone scam artists that target our senior citizens with fake investment scams, sweepstakes scams, tech scams, lottery schemes, holiday scams, credit card misuse, forged checks and other cons. A common goal of all of these scams is identity theft. Every two seconds in this country, someone’s identity is stolen. Millions of Americans fall victim every year and seniors are primary targets. Most perpetrators of financial abuse aren’t strangers to the victims; they’re family members or people the victims know well, like neighbors, friends or caregivers. We can help protect seniors from financial exploitation by knowing the warning signs. One red flag is when a senior who was previously engaged, aware and sharp begins to struggle to recall facts, such as forgetting why they withdrew cash from their bank account or gave someone their credit card information. That could be a sign of diminished mental faculties or the unwanted intervention of someone not authorized to be involved in the elderly person’s financial affairs. The physical abuse and neglect of seniors is also a problem. These perpetrators include home healthcare professionals, nursing home employees and even family members. I believe it’s vitally important to develop and implement new safeguards and reporting mechanisms to better protect our region’s greatest asset – our senior citizens. As your Magistrate, I will make the protection of our senior citizens a priority.

-Fred Rinaldi

Attorney Fred Rinaldi with his Dad, Raymond, and Mom, Rosemarie

VOTE, TUESDAY, MAY 16TH Paid for by Friends of Rinaldi.

FEBRUARY 16, 2017 TS_CNG/TRIBORO/PAGES [T03] | 02/15/17




Snapshots Paul Rushefski

Elizabeth Cavallin


Our $trength is in Number$ Get your return in less than 2 weeks

2016 Tax Preparation for Individuals, Partnerships, Corporations Affordable Care Act Credit Issues and Solutions Fast e-filing and direct deposit Simple Returns starting at $95 for Individuals

Rushefski Accounting & Consulting, Inc. 570.504.8314 • 1274 Franklin Street, Old Forge • •

501 South Main Street Old Forge, PA 570.457.4099 Old Forge • Peckville • Hamlin

TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT PATIENT “After having a progressive total hip replacement, Bernie and his staff worked closely with my orthopedist, resulting in a PT treatment plan that had me walking and returning to my daily activities within 2 weeks! I can’t thank them enough!” -Victoria

Remember, you always have a choice about where to go for physical therapy care. Tell your doctor you prefer Physical Therapy Associates of NEPA.

We specialize in the following: Orthopedic Conditions

-Neck & Back Pain -Pre/Post Surgical Rehab -Sports Injuries

Work Injuries Auto Injuries Renee Lenceski, DPT

Fall Risk/ Gait Screening/ Balance Disorders

James Richards, MPT

Visit us online at: • Follow us on twitter @PTinNEPA • Like us on Facebook


FEBRUARY 16, 2017

TS_CNG/TRIBORO/PAGES [T04] | 02/15/17


Holy Cross defeated Riverside 62-41. PHOTOS BY BOB KOLVECK

Sc hool new S Devil PriDe H i gH S cHool St uDen tS

Devil PriD e rewarD Day

Old Forge High School has named its January Devil Pride students. The students were chosen based on their recognition for outstanding demonstrations of Devil Pride. (Pride stands for Prepared, Respectful, Independent, Dependable, and Example to others.) From left: Bobby Resio, Emilio Colondres, Carissa DeLucca, Emily Budzak, Kole Barbetti, Abrianna Killino and principal Jack Schalk.

Devil Pride Reward Day was held in both Old Forge Elementary and Old Forge High School, recently. The elementary students were treated to electronics and the high schoolers had a spring fling In the photo are the 2017 seniors.

Devil PriD e eleme ntary Stu D entS

The Taylor Democratic Committee will meet on Thursday, February 23rd at 5:30pm at the Taylor Community Center, Main Street, Taylor. All candidates for office and those planning to run for office are invited to attend and address the committee. If you have questions or would like more information,

contact Chair Maury Nehme at 570-840-5703

Pinnacle Rehabilitation Associates Kevin M Barno, MPT • Stephen Page, DPT


Old Forge School District has named its January Devil Pride elementary school students. The students were chosen based on their recognition for outstanding demonstrations of Devil Pride. (Pride stands for Prepared, Respectful, Independent, Dependable, and Example to others.) From left, sitting: Noah Smith, Samantha Mikolosko and Abigail Lenceski. Standing: Darius Jordan, Kyle Robideau and Izabella Zelenski. Colin Mulkerin was also named.

Our expert hands-on treatment will improve your mobility, increase your strength, and decrease your pain.


Most Insurances Do NOT Require a Referral Stephen Page, DPT

115 N. MAIN ST., TAYLOR • 562-7770 201 S. MAIN ST., PITTSTON • 602-1933 • 520 THIRD AVE., KINGSTON • 714-6460 Find Us On

FEBRUARY 16, 2017 TS_CNG/TRIBORO/PAGES [T05] | 02/15/17




5 complete Year

aro und town RiveRsi de Role Models


25 Year life Expectancy Commercial

Quality Washers and Dryers

*select models

1313 Wyoming Ave., Exeter


639 Wyoming Ave., Kingston


Riverside Elementary West has selected its January role models. From left, sitting: Peter Susko, Mason Petsko, Bentley Decker, Marcus Gudaitis and Julia Pauli. Kneeling: Seth Ochman, Ryleigh Angerson, Nico Antoniacci, Kennedy Schimelfenig and Ryder Schield. Standing: Senah Drazdowski, Michael Burke, Anthony Aragon, Carter Whetstone, Madyson Kelley and Jayda Gallagher

CAMPAIGN KICKOFF PLEASE STOP BY TO MEET THE CANDIDATE! Thursday, February 16, 6:30-9:30 Arcaro and Genells Restaurant 443 South Main Street Old Forge, PA 18518 6 THE TRIBORO BANNER

FEBRUARY 16, 2017

TS_CNG/TRIBORO/PAGES [T06] | 02/15/17




SATURDAY & SUNDAY February 18th & 19th, 2017 Hours: Sat 9am -5pm & Sun 9am-4pm OBLATES OF ST T. JOSEPH’S SEM MINARY, Rt. 315, Pittston PUBLIC IN ITED TO BUY, TRA RADE, SELL COINS


Hourly Doorr Prizes • Free Admission • Free Parking • 53 3 Tables SPONSORED BY

Wyooming Valley Coinn Club







Helping you to live your life

We are here to care for you. Scranton: 570-558-6160 Wilkes-Barre: 570-808-8896 Kulpmont: 570-373-2100


9.99 • Fresh Floral Arrangements


• Silk Arrangements • Leanin’Tree Greeting Cards • Cemetery Candles & More

An innovative program to help seniors live independently LIFE Geisinger is a unique and innovative program for older adults designed to give them the support they need to live independently. If you are an eligible older adult, the LIFE Geisinger Program can help you stay in your home while you take advantage of our comprehensive daily living and health services.




TS_CNG/TRIBORO/PAGES [T07] | 02/15/17








I would appreciate your


th May 16 to become your


Triboro Magisterial District Judge, and I thank you for your support.

George Seig

Paid for by George E Seig for MDJ

B L OCK S For Just $20 • Double block $30

Want to wish that special someone a Happy Birthday or recognize any other achievement (Honor Roll, Graduation, Hole in One, Retirement, etc.)? We have the perfect space for you. For just $20 you can let your area know about that special person's special day. Simply fill out the form below and mail it in along with prepayment. Be sure to include the person's name, a special message, and a photo if available.

Publication __________________ Publication Date _________________________________________________________ Your name ______________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________________ City____________________________________________________________________ Phone ____________________ Zip __________________________________________ As you wish your ad to read: (Please limit single block ads to 35 words or less.) _______________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________

Make checks payable to: Community Newspaper Group

Mail to: 149 Penn Ave, Scranton, Pa 18503 OR drop it off at the front desk of The Scranton Times by Friday 5 PM for publication in the following week’s edition. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for your photo to be returned.


FEBRUARY 16, 2017

TS_CNG/TRIBORO/PAGES [T08] | 02/15/17


LaDy De viLs juNiO r has vaLue aT bOTh eNDs Of Th e COu rT by Dave Lauriha

“My three guards, if they all could get double figures in each game, we TribOrO baNNer WriTer would be in every game,” StacchioOld Forge girls basketball coach Ron tti said, talking about Nocera, senior Kierstyn Breig and freshman Lindsey Stacchiotti rushes into answering a question asked about junior guard Alex Welsh. “Those three would have to score.” Nocera, his mouth on automatic pilot, The trio also plays an integral part ready to provide the stock answer. defensively, with Nocera leading the Almost as quickly, the coach stops way as the first line of defense. for a few moments before deciding he “Those three are at the top of our just does not know the right answer zone defenses,” Stacchiotti said. “She any more. gives the opposing point guard quite a “Well, it’s … both, actually,” Stacdifficult time up there.” chiotti said with a laugh. Nocera has been rising to the chalThe question was: Is Nocera more lenge lately, having a hot hand and imvaluable on offense or defense? pacting play at both ends of the court The early answer would have been for Old Forge, defense, but now, Stacchiotti is a big “She’s been scoring in double digits, fan of the junior’s two-way abilities. and her defense has stepped up,” Stac“Alex is my best defensive player. chiotti said. “She has been tenacious on Anytime I want to shut down the opdefense the last couple of games. She’s posing team’s top scorer at the guard small, not a very big girl, but she plays position, I’ll put Alex on her,” Stachard. chiotti said. “She has a good drive to “If she scores in double digits, we’re the hoop, and her shot has gotten a lot in good shape.” better.” Tuesday’s win over Lakeland has the There was one big reason why StacLady Devils finding their stride in the chiotti has changed his tune. final week of the season, and none are “She’s a hard worker, works her tail off,” Stacchiotti said. “She comes to the more prepared for the upcoming playoff gym a half-hour before practice starts, run than Old Forge, which has made grabs a ball and works on her shooting.” two trips to the state finals this decade. Those second-place finishes came in Knowing her outstanding work ethic so well, the coach told her how improv- Class A under the old four-class system. This year, the number of classifications ing her offensive game would help the rises to six, and that has boosted Old Lady Devils, and he was confident he had pushed the right buttons. Stacchio- Forge to Class 2A, where the Lady Devils are the lone team from Division III tti formulated a game plan for Nocera becoming a bigger part of the offensive of the Lackawanna League. Stacchiotti hopes the rugged division schedule has attack. made his team battle-ready for a run at “She worked on her shot; her shot capturing the 2A crown. needed to improve,” Stacchiotti said. “We will compete, and compete very “She also worked on her ball-handling, well in 2A,” Stacchiotti said. “This is her dribbling, and her passing. “Her shot needed to improve, and it uncharted waters for us. We’ve never played in 2A, but the rest of our divihas; she’s hit some 3’s for us this year. sion went 3A, so we won’t have to play She also has a quick first step on her any of them. I think we’ve got a good drives to the basket.” chance to make the final. Her progress on the offensive side “If we play as well as we did (against of the game has made the Lady Devils a more dangerous threat to score enough Lakeland), we’d be a tough team to beat in that bracket.” points to win.

From Helen’s Kitchen BY Lori KisheL

3/4 cup fat-free Parmesan cheese 1 scant teaspoon pepper Cook pasta according to package direc3 pounds small sweet potatoes, tions; drain well. Lightly spray large saucescrubbed and pierced with fork pan with nonfat cooking spray; add ricotta 1 tablespoon flour mixed with 2 and cream cheese to saucepan and cook tablespoons cold water over medium heat until blended. Slowly 1/3 cup bottled white horseradish MEATBALL VEGETABLE SOUP 1/2 cup orange juice (Requested by one of our readers.) add chicken broth to cheese and cook over 2 tablespoons butter, softened 1 pound extra lean ground beef low heat, stirring constantly, until well 1 teaspoon salt blended and thick. Add pasta to sauce; toss 1 egg until well coated. Sprinkle with Parmesan 1 teaspoon salt Preheat oven to 325°. Coat a heavy1/4 teaspoon black pepper cheese and serve. Yield: 6 servings. bottomed pot with non-stick spray. Heat CRAB-STUFFED SOLE 8 green onions with tops over medium heat. Add ribs in batches, if CHICKEN BREASTS WITH needed, cook until browned. Pour off fat. 2 pounds filets of sole (8 pieces) 1 quart beef broth TOASTED MUSTARD SEED SAUCE Add onion soup, water, garlic and half of Stuffing: 3/4 cup thinly sliced celery 6 whole chicken breasts, boned the pepper. Cover; place on middle oven 1/4 cup chopped onions 3/4 cup thinly sliced carrots 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided 1/2 stick butter 1/2 small head cabbage, shredded rack and bring to a boil. Put potatoes on 6 ounce mushrooms, chopped 2 tomatoes, peeled, cut in eighths 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, a rimmed baking sheet; place on bottom divided oven rack. Bake potatoes and short-ribs, 13 ounce crab (canned or frozen) 1 (48-ounce) can tomato juice 1-1/2 hours until ribs are tender when 1/2 cup crushed saltine crackers 1/2 cup brown rice 1-1/4 tablespoons mustard seeds 2 tablespoons parsley 1 bay leaf 2 cups whipping cream pierced and potatoes are soft. Remove 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions potatoes and let stand until cool enough 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard to handle. Transfer ribs to serving bowl. Sauce: 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 3 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons chopped parsley Skim fat from soup mixture; bring to a 2 tablespoons flour for garnish Place chicken breasts, skin side up, boil and whisk in flour mixture and horse1/4 teaspoon salt Blend ground beef with egg, salt and on a lightly greased rack in a broiler radish. Boil 2 minutes, or until slightly pan. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/2 thickened; pour over ribs. Cut sweet po1-1/2 cups milk pepper. Cut green onions into 1/2-inch teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. tatoes in half; scoop pulp into a medium 1/3 cup dry sherry lengths; set aside. Bring broth to a boil. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes; turn oven to bowl. Add orange juice, butter, salt, re4 ounce Swiss cheese, grated Shape meat into 1-inch balls. Drop balls 1/2 teaspoon paprika into broth together with the green onbroil, and broil chicken 6 inches from heat maining pepper, and mash with a potato 4 to 5 minutes or until browned. TransSauté onions in butter until tender. ions, celery, carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, masher. Serve with the ribs. Garnish servStir in mushrooms and sauté several min- fer chicken to a large serving platter. Set tomato juice, rice, bay leaf and basil. ings with chives. Yield: 6 servings. utes. Add crab, crushed crackers, parsley Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir aside and keep warm. and salt. Spread this mixture on each occasionally. Discard bay leaf. Stir in soy Place mustard seeds in a small skillet; DARK CHOCOLATEcook over medium-high heat 5 minutes or STRAWBERRY SUNDAES filet; roll and place seam- side down on a sauce. Top each serving with parsley. until mustard seeds begin to pop and are 1/2 cup whipping cream (This soup is delicious when made the day 9-by-13-inch baking dish. lightly browned. Remove skillet from heat. 3 ounces bittersweet or semisweet To prepare sauce: Melt butter in before). Yield: 4 servings. Let mustard cool completely in skillet. small saucepan. Blend in flour and salt. chocolate, finely chopped 1 tablespoon dark rum Place whipping cream in a medium SPINACH AND RICE CASSEROLE Add milk and stir until smooth. Add 1-1/2 pints strawberry ice cream sherry and stir 3 to 5 minutes until sauce saucepan. Bring just to a boil; reduce heat 3 large eggs and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until thickens. Pour sauce over filets. (You 2/3 cup milk 4 strawberries, long stemmed may make this a day ahead or early in the reduced to 1-1/2 cups, stirring occasion2 tablespoons butter or margarine, Bring cream to simmer in heavy small ally. Stir in reserved mustard seeds, saucepan over medium heat. Remove pan morning. Wrap tightly and refrigerate melted from heat. Add chocolate and stir until until ready to bake.) 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley Bake, uncovered, at 350° for about 25 1/2 teaspoon pepper, green onions, Dijon smooth and melted. Mix in rum. 1 teaspoon thyme to 30 minutes until sauce bubbles. Sprin- mustard and lemon juice. Cook until mixScoop ice cream into dishes. Spoon sauce Dash of nutmeg kle with grated cheese and paprika and ture is thoroughly heated. Pour sauce over over each serving. Top each sundae with a bake 5 minutes more until cheese melts. long-stemmed strawberry. Yield: 4 servings. warm chicken. Serve immediately. Yield: 1 teaspoon salt Garnish and serve. Yield: 6 to 8 servings. 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 6 servings. Any comments, questions or favorite recipes? 3 cups cooked long-grain white Feel free to send your thoughts to or brown rice SHORT RIBS WITH SPAGHETTI IN CREAMY SAUCE, and please write, SWEET POTATOES 10-ounces angel hair pasta, cooked 3 cups grated Cheddar cheese “Helen’s Kitchen Request, ATTN: Lori” in the subject 6 bone-in beef-chuck (12-ounces each) and drained 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped line to make sure I receive it. Thank you! 1/4 cup fat-free ricotta cheese spinach, thawed and squeezed dry 2 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed Find more recipes at Preheat oven to 350 °. In a large bowl, 1/4 cup fat-free cream cheese French onion soup and 1 soup can of water 1-1/2 cups fat-free chicken broth 1 tablespoon chopped garlic using a whisk, beat eggs until blended.

Happy Valentine’s Day. Here are some great diner ideas for your special evening with your special someone, or just hanging out with the family or friends. Enjoy.

Add milk, butter, onion, parsley, thyme, nutmeg, salt and Worcestershire sauce; mix well. Fold in rice, 2 cups of the cheese and spinach. Pour mixture into a 4-quart casserole or baking dish lightly coated with cooking spray or oil. Bake, uncovered, about 45 minutes. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup cheese evenly over top and bake, uncovered, 5 minutes longer. Yield: 6 servings.

FEBRUARY 16, 2017 TS_CNG/TRIBORO/PAGES [T09] | 02/15/17




Times Traveler Tours


Join us for the FIRST Tour in Our NEW Travel Series!

TUSCANY May 3-10 Milan, Pisa, Florence, Siena, Rome & more.

Featuring Great Hotels! Includes: Roundtrip motorcoach to Newark Int’l Airport - Roundtrip Non-Stop Flights via United Airlines to Italy - Private deluxe motor coach throughout - Six (6) nights first class category hotels - Buffet breakfast daily - Dinners as indicated with Ÿ lt. wine and table water - Tour Manager throughout - Whisper phones - Step-on guides where applicable - Wine tasting with light dinner May 06 Day 01 - Motorcoach from WB & SCR to Newark. Depart Newark to Milan, Italy Day 02 - Morning arrival in Milan. Deluxe motorcoach drive along the glorious Mediterranean Coast to Pisa Day 03 - Morning excursion to Florence. Highlight Tour of Florence. Day 04 - Full day excursion to Siena, continue to San Gimignano, with stop for a private wine tasting with 14 selected regional wines and lite Tuscan dinner Day 05 - Early morning departure to Rome. Highlight Tour of Rome Day 06 - Guided tour to the Vatican Museum Day 07 - Day at leisure for activities or touring. Farewell dinner in a local ristorante. Day 08 - Transfer to Rome airport for flight to Newark. Motorcoach to WB & SCR


2895 pp(dbl.occ)

More details at: 435 Green Ridge Street Scranton, Pa. 18509

FEBRUARY 16, 2017


Deposit of $300 pp to confirm

All Arrangements by:

570-342-5790 10 THE TRIBORO BANNER

Includes Airfare!


601 Market Street Kingston, Pa. 18704


Community Calendar Email your organization’s events to Please have them in by noon on Friday to have them included in the following Thursday’s edition. Visit the for the complete calendar listing.

Tax Help: Residents from Lackawanna county with household incomes of less than $54,000 in 2016 can receive free assistance completing their federal, state and local tax returns through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The free service is staffed by University of Scranton accounting students and numerous professional volunteers organized by the University and the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties, with the support of several local human service organizations. Walk-in service without an appointment is available in Brennan Hall on the University’s campus Mondays and Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays noon to 5 p.m., and Fridays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from through Wednesday, March 8; and Monday, March 20, to Friday, March 31. Residents are asked to bring: a valid photo ID, all W2 forms, all 1099 forms, real estate tax receipts for the rent/tax rebate, form 8332 for non-custodial parents; Social Security numbers or individual tax identification numbers (ITIN) for all taxpayers and dependents, W-7 forms if appropriate, information related to income and expenses, a personal banking account check if direct deposit is desired and any documentation related to health insurance for themselves and anyone on the tax return, such as Form 1095-A, -B or -C, or paperwork from the Healthcare Market Place. Last year’s tax returns are also requested. NigHT aT THe Races: Queen of the Apostles Parish will hold a Night at the Races on Saturday, Feb. 18, in the parish hall, 742 Spring St. The doors open at 5 p.m., and the races begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 per person and includes food and beverages. Horse sponsorships are $10 each. The sponsor of the winning horse wins $50. Registration forms are available in the church vestibule or the parish office. Also, food and baked goods donations are welcome. For information, call 570-4573412 or email sofTball sigNups: Moosic RedWings Girls Softball will hold in-person registrations

at the Moosic Borough Building on Sunday, Feb. 19, 5-7 p.m. For additional information, email

paRisH bReakfasT TickeTs oN sale: The annual Divine Mercy Parish breakfast will be held on Sunday, Feb. 19, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Featured will be cooked-to-order omelets and homemade Belgian waffles with fruit toppings. The menu also includes home fries, sausage, bacon, homemade coffee cakes, breads and pastries and beverages. Cost is $8; $4 for kids younger than 12. Tickets will be sold after all weekend Masses, at the parish office during normal business hours and will also be sold at the door. Riverside School District: There will be no classes in the district on Monday, Feb. 20, in honor of Presidents Day. libRaRy cHalleNge: The Lackawanna County Library System wants to help readers add a little spice to their reading this year by asking them to pick books that they might otherwise overlook. This year it’s simply called the “2017 Book Challenge.” There are no complex rules just good books to read,” said Mary Garm, library system administrator. “We are asking people to step outside their reading comfort zone. People can stop at any of Lackawanna County’s 10 libraries and pick up a flyer that provides details of the challenge and offers reading ideas.” Stop by any library to learn more.

cHuRcH food sale: The Prince of Peace Parish Society in Old Forge will sponsor a Manhattan clam chowder and tuna hoagie sale on Ash Wednesday, March 1. Price is $6 per quart of chowder and $6 per 12-inch hoagie (specify with lettuce and tomato or without). Leave your name and phone number. Orders may be placed by calling 570-457-5900 or 570-451-0112 by Saturday, Feb. 18. Pickup and payment is on Ash Wednesday, 4:30-630 p.m. in the church auditorium. bus TRip: The Taylor Community Library will sponsor a bus trip on Saturday, June 3, to see the new broadway musical “Anastasia.” Price per person is $129, which includes bus transportation and admission to the show. All sales are on a first-come-first-served basis and are non-refundable. Deposit of $65 is due by Tuesday, Jan. 31 to reserve your seats. For more information, call 570-562-1234.

seekiNg Teams: The Moosic-Old Forge Men’s Slow-Pitch Wooden-Bat Softball League is looking for two new teams for this season. For more information, call 570-335-5596. cloTHiNg dRopbox: Moosic Alliance Church, 608 Rocky Glen Road, in cooperation with St. Paul Textile, is sponsoring a clothing drop-off shed as a fundraiser to send youth to camp. The youth at Moosic Alliance Church will receive $40 for every 1,000 pounds of clothing donated. FROM PAGE 1

In addition, Dudziec coordinates the center’s Small Business Internship Initiative, which helps small area businesses establish college internship programs. A Moosic resident for the past 25 years, Dudziec grew up in Exeter, where her family runs a fence company. “Having grown up in a family business, I think that’s where I had the initial enthusiasm for business,” she said. After working as a graphic designer at the U of S for many years, Dudziec decided to take the plunge and start her own small business, the Clarks Summit-based gift shop Monogram Muse. She eventually closed the shop upon returning to the university two-and-a-half years ago, but continues to operate the business online

HaNdmade QuilT Raffle: The Taylor Community Library will hold a raffle for a handmade quilt. The quilt is approximately 40-inches-by-57-inches and has “Dolly Dingle” type applique squares in the colors of cream, light green and pink. Raffle tickets are $2 each or three for $5. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Taylor Community Library, 710 S. Main St. in Taylor. Call the library for more information. All proceeds benefit the Taylor Community Library. at Meanwhile, she sells her own line of beach bags, Hello Beach, at Dudziec resides in the Greenwood section of Moosic with her husband, Michael, and their two daughters, Ariana, 21, and Lucia, 10. She loves her tight-knit neighborhood and the borough’s close proximity to a number of area attractions. “I just love living in Moosic. It’s so convenient,” Dudziec said. “It’s such a nice community.” She enthuses just as much about her job. “I really enjoy meeting all these future entrepreneurs – all these women with dreams and ideas,” Dudziec said. “I love sharing my stories and helping other businesswomen.”


A Directory of Services Call 348-9185 ext. 3027 to AdvertiseYour Business Hauling


Yards, Houses, Cellars, Attics, Garages Cleaned Furnaces-Boilers Oil Tanks Removed From Cellars Moving One Item or a Truckload

Call BUTCH Anytime 570-457-0406 Cell- 570-881-2504


Ceramic, Porcelain & Vinyl Tile, Hardwood & Laminate Flooring, 1315 Crestwood Drive Archbald, PA 18403 Regrouting & Custom Showers Small Plumbing Repairs 570-876-0705

Owner & Installer


Cell: 570-885-1510

Moving & Storage

The Original Rabel Bros. T

Edward W. Rabel Keeping Scranton On The Move For Half A Century” “K MOVING & STORAGE • CAREFUL PACKING & M CRATING -”Because we pack as if it were our own” C LOW INDEPENDENT RATES

1332 Main St., Dickson City 800 E. Scott St., Olyphant

570-489-5121 • 570-489-3617 RABEL BROS. MOVING & STORAGE

FEBRUARY 16, 2017 TS_CNG/TRIBORO/PAGES [T11] | 02/15/17

Reasonable Rates Free Estimates



ST. GEORGE’S ORTHODOX CHURCH 743 S. Keyser Ave Taylor PA 18517

ST. GEORGE’S ANNUAL PRE-LENTEN DINNER!!! February 19, 2017 (Sunday) • 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. $10.00 per ticket - eat in or take out

Menu will include:

• Roast Pork • Homemade Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes • Sauerkraut • Green Beans • Applesauce

St. George’s Annual Easter Bake Sale Braided Kolachi: Raspberry & Cream cheese Blueberry & Cream cheese Pineapple & Cream cheese Apple Crumb $

Kolachi: Nut Poppyseed

$12.00 each

12.00 each


$6.00 each Raisin $6.50 each


(Add .50¢ for decorative cross)

Deadline to place orders for kolachi and bread is 03/12/17

Pirohi: Potato & Cheese Potato & Cheese with jalapeno Sweet Cabbage (very limited) Sauerkraut (very limited) $

6.00 per dozen

Please call EARLY for pirohi orders as the deadline is when they become unmanageable!

Orders for all the above can be placed by calling:

570-562-1170 or 570-562-2090 Or Email: 12 THE TRIBORO BANNER

FEBRUARY 16, 2017



The Triboro Banner--02-16-17  
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you