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A ChristmAs Preview

Snow Forge organizers plan fundraiser By Josh McAuliffe

ly raising enough to cover more than half of Snow Forge’s budget. sPeciAl To The TRiBoRo BANNeR “In order to offer Snow Forge for free, we do this fundraiser,” said Can’t wait for Christmas? Snow Forge committee member Lisa Lucky for you, you can get into the holiday spirit a few months early Casella. “It’s really critical to the success of the December event. And thanks to the folks behind Snow we’ve had a great response the past Forge. couple years we’ve been doing it. On Friday, July 20, the Snow Forge committee will hold its annual We’ve had great attendance.” The happy hour will come with Christmas in July Happy Hour fundits usual Christmas in July theme, raiser from 7 to 10 p.m. at Arcaro & Genell’s, 443 S. Main St. in Old Forge. complete with Christmas decorations and an appearance by Santa. AdmisTickets to the 21-and-over event sion includes food (pizza, stromboli are $30 in advance and $35 at the door the night of the event. Advance and other finger foods), beer and tickets can be purchased at tickettai- wine (mixed drinks cost extra), and chances to win several cash prizes. Live entertainment will be proFor more information on the event, vided by the acoustic duo One Night visit the Snow Forge Facebook page. Only, which consists of members of All proceeds from the event will the local band Pink Slip. benefit Snow Forge, the yearly “They’re a lot of fun. And they play Christmas-themed, family-friendly extravaganza held along Main Street a lot of feel-good music. We bill this in Old Forge. This year’s fifth annual as a happy hour event, so we thought we’d add some live entertainment to Snow Forge is set for Dec. 2. Snow Forge is always free, making the mix,” said Casella, noting the past fundraising a crucial part of the equa- couple happy hours featured deejays. In addition, the event will feature tion. The event’s 10-person commita number of raffle prizes, including tee receives a Lackawanna County baskets and gift cards from local busigrant every year, as well as donanesses. Some of the big-ticket items tions from local businesses. But, the Christmas in July Happy Hour is the include: a signed Philadelphia Flyers biggest funding source of all, typical- hockey puck; suite tickets for a Philadelphia Phillies-New York Mets game; passes to Bee’s Backyard at the Marketplace at Steamtown; season passes to Montage Mountain Waterpark; a grill; a fire pit; and a lithograph autoTS_CNG/TRIBORO/PAGES [T01] | 07/03/18


Harmony Lawrence, 4, of Old Forge, discusses important matters with Santa during last year’s Snow Forge in Old Forge. The upcoming event will help raise funds for next edition.


graphed by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. And there will be fun games, too, including a Plinko board and a dunk tank. “We’re not sure yet who will be in the dunk tank. Most likely it will be some local celebrities,” Casella said. Snow Forge has become a yearlong endeavor for its planners, but events like the Christmas in July Happy Hour make all the hard work worth it in the end, according to Casella. “It’s just a fun night,” she said. “It’s a fun Friday night in Old Forge for a good cause.”

IF YOU GO What: Christmas in July Happy Hour benefiting Snow Forge When: Friday, July 20, 7 to 10 p.m. Where: Arcaro & Genell, 443 S. Main St., Old Forge Details: Tickets to the event are $30 in advance and $35 at the door the night of the event. Advance tickets can be purchased at For more information on the event, visit the Snow Forge Facebook page.

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Church Pig Roast

Queen of the Apostles Parish in Avoca will hold its annual all-you-can-eat pig roast on Sunday, July 8, noon to 4 p.m. at Queen of the Apostles Parish Hall, 742 Spring St. in Avoca. Takeout dinners will be available all day. Additional seating will be available under an outdoor tent. Menu includes roasted pig on the spit, wimpies, hot dogs, corn on the cob, salads, desserts and beverages. There will also be a cash

AROU ND T O W N prize grand raffle, basket raffle, children’s games and a bake sale. Tickets are $20; $10 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and younger, are available in advance or at the event. For more information and advance tickets, call 570-457-3412 or visit Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca, PA on Facebook.

Riverside Sports Physicals

Free fall sports physicals will be given at Riverside High School on Tuesday, July 10, starting at 8:30 am. Proper PIAA physical form, with parental signature, is required for examination.

Dean’s List

• Brittany Shimanski of Taylor was named to the dean’s list at Muhlenberg College for the spring semester. • The following student has been

named to the spring dean’s list at University of the Sciences: Brittany Souryavong of Duryea. • More than 1,650 students were named to the University of Scranton’s dean’s list for the spring semester. Among them are: Christina M. Brannon of Old Forge, Cyrena L. Erfman of Moosic, Elysia J. Heil of Taylor, Kenneth N. Kielar of Taylor, Megan A. Kolis of Taylor, Alexis M. Manzo of Moosic, Alesia Matylewicz of Old Forge, Christina M. Mecca of Moosic, Meghan J. Murtha of Duryea, James V. Muth of Taylor, Sazia Nowshin of Moosic, Nicholas J. Pahoski of Old Forge, Gabrielle E. Palonis of Taylor, Mitchell J. Rook of Old Forge, Austin D. Smithonic of Dupont, Katherine E. Talerico of Old Forge, Alexis M. Tayoun of Old Forge, David F. Tomasetti of Old Forge and Julia Kuckla of Old Forge.

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St. Michael’s Orthodox Church food pantry in Old Forge received more than 3,000 pounds of food, gathered and delivered by the Taylor Branch of the United States Post Office during the annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Diane Charge (left) and Jean Pallman help organize the food.


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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.

Poster Co ntest Wi nners

Winners of the Magic World of Vision poster contest were treated to a pizza party and entertainment by Damian the Magician at the Lackawanna Blind Association office. Third-grade students from Lackawanna County participated in a Prevention of Blindness education program throughout the school year. Ten winners were selected from the numerous entries.

From left, front row: Michael Jackson, LaSalle Academy; Russell Rinaldi, Old Forge Elementary; Eliel Tanguilig and Old Forge Elementary. Back row: prevention of blindness specialist Anne Lawler; Anilyhn Parker, Old Forge Elementary; Adeline Biondo, Lakeland Elementary; Samantha Sawyer, LaSalle Academy; John Stavish, LaSalle Academy; Liza Froncek, LaSalle Academy; Olivia Wasp, LaSalle Academy; Isabella McNulty, St. Paul’s; executive director Mary Lou Wascavich and Damian the Magician.

You can choose from the following auditions: Thursday, July 12th at 5:30pm-7:30pm OR Wednesday, July 18th 5:30pm-7:30pm

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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.



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From Helen’s Kitchen BY Lori KisheL

COUNTRY-STYLE MINESTRONE SOUP WITH PARMESAN CROUTONS 8 ounces dried navy beans, soaked in cold water overnight 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 2 quarts water 1 (3-ounce) ham slice 1/2 cup olive oil 1 Spanish onion, chopped 2 celery ribs, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 carrots, chopped 1/2 bunch flat-leafed parsley, chopped 1/2 savoy cabbage, cored and chopped 2 pounds kale, stripped from stems and chopped 1 potato, peeled and diced 2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped 1 cup green beans 1/2 pound whole-wheat elbow macaroni 1/2 cup tomato paste salt and black pepper, to taste Parmesan croutons (recipe below) Drain beans and cook 1 hour with ham slice in heavy casserole in salted water over medium heat. Continue to add more salted water as the beans absorb the liquid. There should be 2 quarts of liquid at the end of cooking time. Remove from heat and allow beans to stand in liquid. Heat olive oil in heavy soup pot and sauté the onion, celery, garlic, carrots and parsley for 12 to 15 minutes. Add cabbage, kale, potato and tomatoes and simmer 15 minutes. Remove ham slice from beans. Puree 2/3 of the beans in food processor, using small amount of the liquid as needed to puree. Add pureed beans to the vegetables, as well as the remaining beans and broth. Return soup to burner and add green beans, macaroni and tomato paste. Dice the ham and add to soup. Cook 15 to 20 minutes until macaroni is al dente. Salt and pepper, to taste. For Parmesan croutons: 2 tablespoons butter, softened 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 clove garlic, pressed 8 slices French bread 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

in a small mixing bowl; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add whole egg and milk; beat until combined. Spread in the prepared SWEET-SOUR BRUSSELS pan; set aside. SPROUTS To prepare cake: Stir together 3 cups fresh Brussels sprouts flour, baking powder and baking soda 4 to 6 slices bacon in a medium mixing bowl; set aside. 2 tablespoons vinegar Beat egg yolks and vanilla in a small 2 teaspoons sugar PORK CHOP AND BAKED BEANS mixing bowl with an electric mixer on 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder CASSEROLE medium speed about 5 minutes or until Wash fresh Brussels sprouts. Trim 1 (16-ounce) can pork and beans stems; remove any wilted or discolored thick and lemon-colored. Gradually add 1 small chopped onion the 1/3 cup sugar, beating until sugar leaves. In a covered saucepan, cook 1/2 cup chopped green pepper is dissolved. Stir in banana and nuts. sprouts in a small amount of boiling 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar Thoroughly wash the beaters. Beat salted water for 10 to 15 minutes or 1/4 cup ketchup egg whites in a large mixing bowl on until crisp/tender. Drain. In a skillet 1 teaspoon prepared mustard cook bacon until crisp; drain, reserving medium speed until soft peaks form 4 (1/2-inch-thick) bone-in pork drippings. Crumble bacon; set aside. To (tips curl). Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, chops beating on high speed until stiff peaks reserved bacon drippings add vinegar, 1/4 cup ketchup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, garlic powder form (tips stand straight). Fold egg yolk 1 tablespoon brown sugar and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Add brussels mixture into egg whites, Sprinkle flour 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce sprouts; cook and stir until sprouts are mixture evenly over egg mixture; fold Combine pork and beans, onion, heated through and well coated. Yield: 6 in just until combined. Carefully spread green pepper, brown sugar, ketchup the batter evenly over the filling in the to 8 servings. and mustard in lightly greased 11-bypan. Bake at 350º for 20 to 25 minutes 7-by-1-1/2-inch baking dish. Place or until cake springs back when lightly BANANA NUT ROLL pork chops on top of pork and beans; (TIP: First spread filling in baking pan, touched. Immediately loosen the cake set aside. Combine 1/4 cup ketchup from sides of pan and turn out onto a then cake batter. When baked dessert is and remaining ingredients; spread on towel sprinkled with powdered sugar. pork chops and bake at 350º for 1 hour. removed from pan, filling is on top, ready Carefully peel off paper. Starting with to roll.) Yield: 4 servings. a narrow end, roll up cake using towel 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, as a guide. (Do not roll towel into cake.) softened CHEESE TORTELLINI WITH Cool completely on a wire rack. Spread 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, FRESH TOMATO SAUCE top with cream cheese frosting. If softened 1 (16-ounce) package frozen cheese desired, drizzle with chocolate-flavored 1/2 cup granulated sugar tortellini syrup. Yield: 10 servings. 1 egg 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided To prepare cream cheese frost3 tablespoons milk 2 pounds plum tomatoes (about 8), ing: Combine half of a 3-ounce package 1/2 cup all-purpose flour halved lengthwise and seeded, divided cream cheese, softened, and 1/2 tea1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar spoon vanilla in a small mixing bowl; 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 clove garlic, peeled beat with an electric mixer on medium 4 egg yolks 1/4 teaspoon salt speed until light and fluffy. Gradually 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon black pepper beat in 1 cup unsifted powdered sugar. 1/3 cup granulated sugar 4 scallions, sliced Beat in enough milk (1 to 2 table1 large banana, mashed (1/2 cup) 1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped spoons) to make a spreadable frosting. 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts 2 tablespoons capers, drained Yield: about 1/2 cup. 4 egg whites Cook tortellini according to pack1/2 cup granulated sugar age directions; drain and return to pot powdered sugar off heat. Stir in 1 tablespoon oil; cover Any comments, questions or favorite recipes? cream cheese frosting (recipe below) to keep warm. In the meantime, dice 5 Feel free to send your thoughts to chocolate-flavor syrup (optional) tomatoes. In food processor combine, and please write, Lightly grease a 15-by-10-by-1-inch maining tomatoes and oil with vinegar, “Helen’s Kitchen Request, ATTN: Lori” in the subject baking pan. Line bottom with waxed garlic, salt and pepper; process until line to make sure I receive it. Thank you! paper; grease paper. Set aside. smooth. Transfer to serving bowl; stir Find more recipes at To prepare filling: Combine in reserved diced tomatoes, scallions, 8-ounce cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar basil and capers. Add tortellini; toss to To prepare croutons: Combine butter, olive oil and garlic and spread over French bread slices. Sprinkle with cheese and broil lightly. To serve: Ladle hot soup into serving bowls; place croutons on top before serving. Yields: 6-8 servings.

combine. Serve immediately or at room temperature. Yield: 6 servings.

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By Jeanie Sluck

zette is forced to confront her past mistakes and find a way to help her brother before he TaylOR cOMMuniTy liBRaRy hurts himself or worse. “Death of a Ghost” by M.C. Beaton New audio books at the Taylor CommuWhen Police Sergeant Hamish Macbeth nity Library. hears reports of a haunted castle near Drim, “Carve the Mark” by Veronica Roth he assumes the eerie noises and lights reCyra Noavek and Akos Kereseth have ported by the villagers are just local teenaggrown up in enemy countries locked in a long-standing fight for dominance over their ers going there to smoke pot. Still, Hamish decides that he and his policeman, Charlie shared planet. When Akos and his brother “Clumsy” Carson, will spend the night at are kidnapped by the ruling Noavek family, the ruined castle to get to the bottom of the Akos is forced to serve Cyra, the sister of a dictator who governs with violence and fear. rumors once and for all. There’s no sign of any ghost, but then Cyra is known for her deadly power of transferring extraordinary pain on to others with Charlie disappears through the floor, it simple touch, and her tyrant brother uses her turns out he’s fallen into the cellar. What as a weapon against those who challenge him. Hamish and Charlie find there is worse than a ghost, a dead body propped against the wall But as Akos fights for his own survival, he recognizes that Cyra is also fighting for hers, just waiting for help to arrive. Hamish and and that her true gift—resilience—might be Charlie leave the castle just for a moment but when they return, the body is nowhere to be what saves them both. seen. It’s clear something strange and deadly When Akos and Cyra are caught in the is going on at the castle, and Hamish must middle of a raging rebellion, everything they’ve been led to believe about their world get to the bottom of it before the “ghost” can and themselves must be called into question. strike again... “Devil’s Triangle” by Catherine CoulBut fighting for what’s right might mean ter betraying their countries, their families and FBI Special Agents Nicholas Drummond each other. and Michaela Caine are the government’s “Little & Lion” by Brittany Colbert When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles Covert Eyes, leading a top-notch handpicked team of agents to tackle crimes and criminals from her boarding school in New England, both international and deadly. Their first case she isn’t sure if she’ll ever want to go back. threatens their fledgling team when the Fox L.A. is where her friends and family are. calls from Venice asking for help. Now her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been Kitsune has stolen an incredible artifact diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her from the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul, and emotional support. now the client wants her dead. She has a As she settles into her old life, Suzette warning for Nick and Mike: she’s overheard finds herself falling for someone new, the talk that a devastating Gobi desert sandstorm same girl her brother is in love with. When that’s killed thousands in Beijing isn’t a natuLionel’s disorder spirals out of control, Sural phenomenon, rather is produced by man. The Covert Eyes team heads to Venice, Italy, LOOKING FOR WORK to find out the truth.Their team is in a race against time, and nature herself, to stop an obsessed family from devastating Washington, DC. “G-Man” by Stephen Hunter CAREGIVER Will do light The Great Depression was marked by an housekeeping, epidemic of bank robberies and outlaws who light cooking, became household names. Hunting them errands, doctors down was the new U.S. Division of Investigaappointments, etc. FULL TIME HOURS tion which was determined to nab the most dangerous gangster this country has ever References. $ 14/hour. produced, Baby Face Nelson. To stop him, the Call Elaine Bureau recruited talented gunman Charles 570-862-0778 Swagger, World War I hero and sheriff of Polk leave message



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County, Arkansas. Eighty years later, Charles’s grandson Bob Lee Swagger uncovers a strongbox containing an array of memorabilia dating back to 1934, a federal lawman’s badge, a .45 automatic, a mysterious gun part, and a cryptic diagram-all belonging to Charles Swagger. Bob becomes determined to find out what happened to his grandfather and why his own father never spoke of Charles. As he investigates, Bob learns that someone is following him and shares his obsession. “The Whaler” by Ines Thorn Life in the windswept village of Rantum in the North Sea is fraught with peril and hardship. Most families must rely on arranged marriage just to survive. Free-spirited Maren Luersen doesn’t care for riches, her heart belongs to handsome but poor Thies Heinen. He may not have prospects or fortune to offer, but Maren knows their intense love can overcome any obstacle, and she is determined to be his bride. The wealthy and mysterious Captain Rune Boyse has other plans. He shocks Maren with a startling marriage proposal, and even though he can give her family a better life, her love for Thies is too powerful to deny. When tragedy strikes, she finds herself in debt to the captain and must set sail with him on a dangerous whale hunt with no promise of a safe return.If Maren survives, will life be the same back on shore or will her heart change course somewhere over the icy swells of the Arctic Sea? “Dear Reader” by Mary O’Connell For seventeen-year-old Flannery Fields, the only respite from the plaid-skirted mean girls at Sacred Heart High School is her beloved teacher Miss Sweeney’s AP English class. When Miss Sweeney doesn’t show up to teach Flannery’s favorite book, Wuthering Heights, leaving behind her purse, Flannery knows something is wrong. The police are called, and Flannery gives them everything, except Miss Sweeney’s copy of Wuthering Heights. This she holds onto. Good thing she does, because when she opens it, it has somehow transformed into Miss Sweeney’s real-time diary. It seems Miss Sweeney is in New York City and she’s in trouble. So Flannery does something very unlike her, she skips school and sets out for Manhattan, with the book as her guide. When she arrives, she meets a boy named Heath. Heath is

British, on a gap year, incredibly smart ... yet he’s never heard of Albert Einstein or Anne Frank. In fact, Flannery can’t help thinking that he seems to have stepped from the pages of Bronte’s novel. Could it be that Flannery is spending this topsy-turvy day with her ultimate fictional romantic hero, Heathcliff, reborn in the twenty-first century? “Dodge City and Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson and the Wickedest Town in the American West” by Thomas Clavin Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town that started as a small military site exploded with the coming of the railroad, cattle drives, eager miners, settlers and various entrepreneurs passing through to populate the expanding West. Before long, Dodge City’s streets were lined with saloons and brothels and its populace was thick with gunmen, horse thieves and desperadoes of every sort. By the 1870s, Dodge City was known as the most violent and turbulent town in the West. Enter Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson. Young and largely self-trained men, the lawmen led the effort that established frontier justice and the rule of law in the American West, and did it in the wickedest place in the United States. When they moved on, Wyatt to Tombstone and Bat to Colorado, a tamed Dodge was left in the hands of Jim Masterson. But before long Wyatt and Bat, each having had a lawman brother killed, returned to that threatened western Kansas town to team up to restore order again, in what became known as the Dodge City War, before riding off into the sunset. “I See You” by Clare Mackintosh It all starts during her commute home one night. Zoe Walker glances through her local paper and sees her own face staring back at her in a classified ad. With the grainy photo is a phone number and a listing for a website called In the following days, she sees other women in the same ad, a different one every day, and nearly all of them show up in the newspapers as victims of increasingly violent crimes—including murder. With the help of a determined cop, Zoe uncovers the ad’s twisted purpose, suddenly, the man on the train sitting across the car, the one smiling at Zoe, could be more than just a friendly stranger. He could be someone who has deliberately chosen her and is ready to make his next move.

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November 3 -10, 2018 Taylor Borough Councilperson James Digwood was awarded Councilperson of the Year — East by the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs at its awards ceremony recently.

Sch ool n ew S elemen ta rY art exp o hel d Riverside Elementary East recently held its annual art expo. On display were art pieces created by the students from grades three through six. Courtney Moniak, elementary art teacher, coordinated the event.

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Sch ool n ew S Old FOr ge A nnO unces d Are g r Ads Old Forge Elementary principal Shelly Egan announced the fifth-grade DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) graduates. The DARE essay winners, standing in front, are, from left: Autumn Talarico, Matthew McDonald, Hannah Sumerano and Officer Kim Buggey.

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Riverside’s 10thgrade students completed College 101, earning credit with Lackawanna College through the Business Education Partnership Grant.

From left, front row: Mickayla Jones, Brian Marianelli, Tristan Natale, Hailey Scardo, Mariah Cortes, Tessa Gaudet and Kaylee Johnson. Back row: Maria Laboy, Rich Conte, Sebastian Hutchins, Calvin Sutcliffe, Katrina Azarsky, Bridget Duggan and Laurie Mecca. Ryan McDonough also completed the course.


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Sch ool n ewS May PRI DE awa RDs Shelly Egan, principal of Old Forge Elementary, named the Devil PRIDE students for May. Pride stands for Prepared, Respectful, Independent, Dependable and Example to others. From left: Emma Price, Grace Barbuti, Mikey Crapella, Kathryn Clark, Margaret Hardy, Carly Seymour, Alexander Strickland, Julia Marianelli, Coleman Nee, and principal Egan.

Coun ty Kno wlEDgE The Lackawanna Historical Society hosted its ninth annual “You Live Here, You Should Know This” local history game show on Saturday, May 5 at the Slocum Hollow Bar at the Lodge at Montage Mountain. An emergency team of Society Trustees and members filling in for the Keating family emerged victorious and were declared “Local History Legends of Lore.” The games test players knowledge of local people, places and events in Lackawanna County, from the basic to the obscure. The event is sponsored by The Lackawanna Historical Society and planned by local students from local high schools, including Riverside High School. Call 570-344-3841 or email for more information. At left: “You Live Here, You Should Know This” champions, from left: Michael Gilmartin, Ella Rayburn, Elizabeth Murray and John Murray.

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Sch ool n ew S An OutwArd BOun d ExpE riE ncE

area chu rch S ervic eS Send additions or corrections about your church (in Old Forge, Taylor, Moosic, Avoca, Dupont and Duryea) to

church of God,

101 Center St. in Taylor. Worship Sundays 10 a.m., Sunday School 11 a.m. Doug Hoeffner is pastor. 570-457-3114. chogtaylor.

divine Mercy PariSh,

312 Davis St. in Scranton. Daily Mass 12:10 p.m.; Saturdays at 5 p.m.; Sundays at 8 and 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Rev. Francis L. Pauselli is pastor. 570-344-1724.

firSt conGreGational united church of chriSt, 130 Union St. in Taylor. Sunday worship 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion served the first Sunday of the month. Pastor is Rev. Ginger L. Daubenhauser. 570-909-5434. First United Methodist oF taylor, 402 S. Main St. in Taylor. Sunday service: 9:30 a.m. Christian education adult Bible study: Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Sundays. Pastor is Rev. Donald A. Roberts Sr. 570-562-3335. Kevin Connor, a junior at Riverside High School, has been awarded a full scholarship for an Outward Bound experience. The scholarship was awarded by the Wilderness Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation. Officials say Outward Bound courses create young leaders through educational programs in the wilderness. The course provides students the opportunity to experience adventure and challenge, develop character and compassion and learn leadership skills and service ethics.

First United Methodist oF old Forge, 143 Harrison

St. in Old Forge. Sunday service: 11:15 a.m. Pastor is Rev. Susan Hardman-Zimmerman.

hoPe church PreSbytrian, 4951 Birney Ave. in Moosic. Sunday sSchool classes at 9:25 a.m.; Sunday worship 10:45 a.m. Rev. Stephen Wilson is pastor. lanGcliffe PreSbyterian church, 1001 Main

St. in Avoca. Sunday morning worship at 10 a.m. Pastor: Alex Becker. or 570-457-4477.

MooSic alliance coMMunity, 608 Rocky Glen Road

in Moosic. Sunday school: 9:30 a.m. (nursery available upon request). Sunday service, children’s church and nursery: 10:45 a.m. 570-457-6020. Email: Pastor is Erik J. Ferguson.

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MooSic PreSbyterian,

625 Main St. in Moosic. Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. The Rev. Roger E. Griffith is pastor. 570-457-7750.

MooSic united MethodiSt church, 609 Main

St. in Moosic. Sunday worship is at 9 a.m. followed by fellowship time. D’s Pantry, serving the four borough area, is open Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Pastor is Rev. Michael Shambora. 570 457 2499

nativity of our lord PariSh, 127 Stephenson St. in Duryea. Mass schedule: Daily, 7 a.m.; Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 11 a.m.; and 7 p.m. Rev. John V. Polednak, VE, is pastor. 570-457-3502; Prince of Peace PariSh,

Kulpmont: 570-373-2100 For the hearing-impaired, call 570-271-8084.


MooSic aSSeMbly of God, 477 Third St. in Moosic. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service at 6:30 p.m. Pastor is David O’Brien.

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Saturday Mass at 4 p.m. at St. Mary’s, Lawrence and Grace streets in Old Forge. Sunday Mass is celebrated at 8 and 10 a.m. at St. Mary and 11:15 a.m. at St. Lawrence, 620 Main St. in Old Forge. Parish office: 123 Grace Street in Old Forge. Pastor: Rev. August A. Ricciardi. 570-457-5900.

Queen of the aPoStleS PariSh,

715 Hawthorne St., Avoca. Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday Masses: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Masses: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 8 a.m, Wednesday at 7 p.m. Confession: Saturday 3:15-3:45 p.m.; anytime upon request. Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. miraculous medal novena: Wednesday following the 7 p.m. Mass. First Friday healing Mass: First Friday of the month at 7 p.m. 570-457-3412.

St. GeorGe’S orthodox,

745 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor. Weekday Divine Liturgy at 7:30 a.m. Moleben to the Mother of God Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Sunday Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m. with Sunday school following liturgy. 570-562-2090 (church); 570-563-1170 (rectory). Very Rev. Protopresbyter Mark Leasure.

St. Mary’S byzantine catholic,

700 Oak St. in Taylor. Services: Sunday 11 a.m. Feast days 6:30 p.m. on the evening before the feast day. Rev. Eduard Shestak is pastor. 570-457-3042.

St. Mary’S PoliSh national catholic,

200 Stephenson St. in Duryea. Holy Mass Sunday 9:30 a.m.; daily Mass 8 a.m. Holy days 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock is pastor.; saintmaryspncc. org. 570-457-2291.

St. Michael’S orthodox,

Church and Winter streets in Old Forge. Saturday Vespers 5 p.m. Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. (The Hours 9:10 a.m.) Matins service Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7 a.m. 570-457-3703.; Rev. Peter Henry is rector.

St. nicholaS of Myra byzantine catholic,

140 Church St. in Old Forge. Services: Saturday at 5 p.m.; Sunday at 8:30 a.m. (feast days at 9 a.m.). Rev. Eduard Shestak is pastor. 570-457-3042.

St. Paul’S indePendent bible,

401 W. Grove St. in Taylor. Sunday service at 11 a.m.. Children’s Sunday school during the service. Pastor is Norm Demming. 570-562-2200.

St. StePhen’S ruSSian orthodox,

St. Stephen’s Lane and Hickory Street in Old Forge. Divine Liturgy Sundays and Feast Days: 9:30 a.m. Vigil service: 5:30 p.m. on the night before Liturgies. 570-457-3384. Email: Pastor is Rev. German Ciuba.

Stewart MeMorial united MethodiSt,

174 N. Main St. in Old Forge. Sunday Service at 10:15 a.m. Sunday school at 11:15 a.m. Pastor is Rev. Michael Shambora. 570457-1109.

taylor PriMitive MethodiSt,

153 S. Keyser Ave. in Taylor. Sunday service: 11 a.m. Pastor is James P. Whitman.

united baPtiSt of taylor,

125 Church St. in Taylor. Sunday worship service: 10 a.m. Sunday school: 11:15 a.m. Bible study: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. 570-562-1331. Rev. Dr. David Barrett is pastor.

unity in chriSt PariSh,

at Moosic United Methodist Church, 609 Main St. in Moosic. Sunday worship is at 9 a.m., followed by a fellowship time. D’s Food Pantry, serving the four–borough area, is open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Pastor is Rev. Michael Shambora. 570-457-2499.

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.

Road to RecoveRy: For people being treated for cancer, getting to their scheduled treatment can be one of their greatest concerns. To ensure patients get to the critical care they need, the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program can help provide free transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer and who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. “We are grateful to ALL of our Road To Recovery volunteers who assist us, but we need more volunteer drivers to help us with this program,” said Jennifer Washney, program manager for mission delivery. Some cancer patients don’t own a vehicle, can’t afford the extra gasoline, or don’t have access to public transportation. Other patients may be unable to drive or have no family members or friends who are able to provide regular assistance with transportation. The Road To Recovery program is in need of volunteer drivers across the area, including Lackawanna county. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so patients can receive the lifesaving treatments they need. Drivers also provide encouragement and a listening ear. You must have a valid driver’s license, a safe and reliable vehicle, automobile insurance, have a good driving history, clear background check and know how to access to a computer or iPad. The schedule is flexible, drivers can volunteer a few hours a week, a few hours a month or help seasonally. Volunteer coordinators are also needed to help schedule the requested rides. Coordinators can work from home. For information, call (800) 227-2345, or visit Seeking Legion MeMbeRS: The Taylor American Legion is searching for new regular members. Without a regular infusion of young veterans, many of our Legions and VFWs have had to close, as there weren’t enough regular members to support and manage their facilities. The Legion is at 210 S. Main St. in Taylor. The phone number is 570-562-9920. The Com-

mander is Jacqueline Colburn, and the regular Legion meetings are on the ssecond Monday at 6 p.m. The email is:

PoLiSh Language cLaSSeS: Polish language

classes are held at the Taylor Library on Thursdays at 4-5:30 p.m. Call 570-562-2007 for more information.

taLk to the MayoR: The Old Forge mayor, Bob Legg, will have public hours Monday and Thursdays from 3-4:15 p.m. at the borough building, 310 S. Main St. Residents can walk-in or call 570-457-8852 to schedule an appointment. 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. one-bin RecycLing: Moosic Borough has a combined-stream, “one-bin” format for

recyclable paper fiber. The system allows each household to combine or commingle newspaper, office paper, magazines, phone books and heavy and light cardboard in one recycling bin. Glass bottles and jars without tops, aluminum and steel cans, beverage and food containers, plastic bottles, jars, tubs, plastic tops and lids will continue to be included in a separate “one-bin” format for containers. These items should be free of any food waste and debris.

aid foR veteRanS: Temporary emergency funding to support either Pennsylvania veterans or nonprofit groups that serve veterans, is available through the Lackawanna County Veterans Affairs Office. An application for aid needs to be filled out and submitted along with a brief narrative and support documentation. Office staff are able to provide assistance in completing the application. They review the paperwork and generally provide an answer in two or three business days. The average grants are about $1,000, depending on need. The staff may also be able to suggest other forms of assistance and benefits

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Pet notice: Old Forge residents are reminded that the borough has an ordinance governing the curbing of pets and other animals and the responsibility for the removal of all animal waste. This ordinance applies to all borough parks. Any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to fines.


Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration have been granted in the Estate of SALLY GLEASON, deceased, late of the Borough of Moosic, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, who died on April 29, 2018, Letters to William Gleason, Administor. All claims against the estate or indebted to the Estate should make a presentment or payment to Donald J. Frederickson, Jr., Esquire, attorney for the Estate, at Kobal & Frederickson, 435 Maine Street, Moosic, PA 18507-1017.



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Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration have been granted in the Estate of HAROLD F. KEATING, JR., deceased, late of the Borough of Taylor, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, who died on April 13, 2018, Letters to Elizabeth A. Huduch, Administratrix. All claims against the estate or indebted to the Estate should make a presentment or payment to Donald J. Frederickson, Jr., Esquire, attorney for the Estate, at Kobal & Frederickson, 435 Maine Street, Moosic, PA 18507-1017.


Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary have been granted in the following Estate. All persons indebted to said Estate are required to make payment, and those having claims or demands to present the same without delay to the Executrix named. ESTATE OF Thomas J. Riggi, Sr, a/k/a, Thomas J. Riggi Late of Dunmore, Pennsylvania (Died May 10, 2018), Michelle Gallagher, Executrix, Ralph J. Iori, Attorney, Suite 201 Bank Towers Building, 321 Spruce Street, Scranton, PA 18503. RALPH J. IORI, ESQUIRE ATTORNEY FOR ESTATE

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