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A Boy Scout spruced up the Moosic police department |Page 2

Executives of the Scranton Plan recently met in Moosic |Page 5

Old Forge High has chosen its senior class officers |Page 8

celebrating heritage Old Forge’s Felittese honors all things Italian By Josh McAuliffe

As most Old Forge residents are well aware, the Felittese Festival pays special to The Triboro Banner homage to the Our Lady of Constantinople observance in Felitto, the Italian Downtown Scranton has La Festa town where many Old Forge residents Italiana. But Old Forge boasts its own wildly popular late-summer celebration trace their lineage. The festival always takes place at the same time as Felitto’s of all things Italian. This weekend, thousands of revelers celebration, said Lou Terruso, Felittese will flock to the Felittese Association’s Association president. Festival attendees will have doz30th annual festival in celebration of ens of homemade delicacies to choose Our Lady of Constantinople. The festival runs Friday, Sept. 8, and from, including tripe, sofritto, gnocchi, meatball platters and sandwiches, Saturday, Sept. 9 from 5 to 10 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 10, from noon to 10 porketta sandwiches, sausage and pepper sandwiches, portabella mushroom p.m., at the Felittese fairgrounds, 146 sandwiches, pasta fagiole and pizza. Third St., Old Forge. Oh, and let’s not forget the pastry As always, the festival will feature its tent, which will feature everything usual delectable assortment of Italian from cannoli and biscotti to cheesefoods, plus live entertainment every cake, cookies and pizza fritta. night. And, for those who can’t stick Meanwhile, the Felittese Association around, takeout packages will be availwill hold its sixth annual 5K race and able. fun walk for Our Lady of Constanti“We have all the Italian ethnic nople on Sunday, Sept. 10, beginning foods,” Terruso said. “All the food is at 8:30 a.m. at Old Forge High School made from scratch by the Felittese volFootball Stadium, 301 First St. unteers. A lot of people come and help Also on Sunday, the festival will us, and it’s all volunteer.” hold its traditional procession of the The race, meanwhile, has built up its statue of Our Lady of Constantinople following the 10 a.m. Mass at Prince of own faithful following since its inception. Peace Parish, 123 Grace St. The group “We started as a two-miler in the will walk from the church to the Our first year, then we turned it into a 5K. Lady of Constantinople Chapel at the It’s the only 5K in Old Forge,” said fairgrounds. race director Chris Guida. “We’ve been getting over 100 runners and walkers. That’s a pretty good number. And the community really comes out and supports it.” TS_CNG/TRIBORO/PAGES [T01] | 09/06/17


From left, Kevin Calpin, Jim Moran, Brian Guida, Louis Terruso, Chris Guida and Bob Calpin.

In a new wrinkle for the race, prizes will be awarded to the first male and female finisher of Felittese descent. And this year’s race theme is “Names of Felitto,” with race T-shirts featuring the surnames of the town’s Felittese families. Race fee is $20, and includes the Tshirt and a sampling of festival foods. “It’s a cheap price considering what races cost now. And you get a lot for it,” Guida said. Proceeds from the race and the festival will benefit a host of community organizations and causes. “We give to the churches, the firemen, ambulance, the school groups. There’s always somebody who’s having a fundraiser for someone who’s sick, and we help them, too,” Terruso said. “It all goes back into the community.”

“It’s amazing what the association does. These guys go above and beyond,” Guida added. “The whole festival is both a celebration of a culture and a way to give back to the community.” Race participants can register online at IF YOU GO What: 30th annual Felittese Festival When: Friday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept. 9, 5 to 10 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 10, noon to 10 p.m. Where: Felittese Fairgrounds, 146 Third St., Old Forge Details: For more information on the festival, visit FelitteseAssociation. For a race application or more information, email or call 570-4980178.

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Noah Jennings of Moosic completed his Eagle Scout project at the Moosic Police Station, with the help of his troop, family and friends. Project included landscaping, painting and a new sign. Noah belongs to Troop No. 316 in Avoca. From left: Officer Jim Gill, Jennings, Mayor James Segilia and Officer Bryan Besecker.


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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. Sunday evening prayer, first Sunday of the month at 7 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. 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,

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

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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: moosicalliance1@verizon. net. Pastor is Dan Cotton.

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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.

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

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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.; 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.

unity in Christ Parish,

at Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church, 174 N. Main St. in Old Forge. Sunday worship begins at 10:15 a.m. Sunday School follows the service. Pastor is Don Perry. 570-457-1109.

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physicians cannot always be sure what type of prostate cancer is present. Treatment for prostate cancer includes close monitoring and follow-up visits, surgery, hormone therapy, radiation and chemotherapy. Some treatments can have serious side effects such as impotence and loss of bladder and bowel control. Not all medical experts agree that screening for prostate cancer will save lives. The Centers for Disease Control has created a list of questions to ask your doctor about prostate cancer screening. They are: • Am I at greater risk for prostate cancer? • At what age should I start to think about screening for prostate cancer? • If I get my blood test, and it is not normal, what other things could I have besides prostate cancer? • What is a biopsy, and how is it done? • What are the side effects or risks of a biopsy? • If my biopsy shows some cancer cells, what does that mean? • Ask about all treatment options: watchful waiting/close monitoring and follow-up visits, radiation, or surgery to remove the prostate. • What are the side effects or risks of each treatment? The CDC and most organizations encourage men to talk with their doctors to learn the nature and risk of prostate cancer, understand the benefits and risks of the screening tests, and make decisions consistent with their preferences and values. The CDC states that if you decide not to get screened, you can always change your mind later. If you decide to get screened, it does not mean you have to go to the next step. You should discuss each step with your doctor. Remember talk with your health care team to decide together if prostate cancer screening is right for you. The information contained in this article is meant to be helpful and educational but is not a substitute for medical advice. The above information is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute can provide additional information on the above topic including the handout “Health Tips for men about prostate cancer: What you can do” that contains the above list of questions. Feel free to visit the Cancer Institute website at, or contact the organization by calling (800) 424-6724.



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There were some big question marks about the Riverside golf team this year. Graduation losses from a team that was 11-3 in Division II play claimed many starters from last year’s team but the Vikings have shown that a no-quit attitude can make a difference. So far this year, the Vikings have delivered four victories in Lackawanna League play, showing that desire and improvement in one’s game can inspire a team to improve itself beyond belief. “We started off well. Losing five seniors from last year’s team; I don’t think a lot of people expected us to get off to such a good start this year,” Riverside head coach Bob Coyle said. “The kids have been working hard and we’re off to a good start.” The schedule seems to have given Coyle enough time to use his experience wisely and has perhaps even stolen a match or two, or even better, a point or two, to swing victory toward the Vikings. “We lost our first match at Carbondale, Junior class officers are, from left: treasurer Tommy Souriyavong, president Anna Panorama [Golf Course]; tough start with Kuckla, secretary Alyssa Wilcox, secretary Abby Nee and vice president Hayden Jones. some new kids in the starting lineup who never played Panorama before,” Coyle said. “That was a tough loss. Carbondale has a lot of young kids coming back.” But the Vikings bounced right back to remain in the thick of the chase for a District 2 playoff berth by defeating Lakeland,

Elk Lake, Forest City and Montrose. “We then lost to Dunmore, who was one of the favorites going into league this year,” Coyle said. “Carbondale has five of its six starters back; Dunmore also has five starters back, and they are all seniors who have started since they were freshmen. It wasn’t hard to tell our team that we were going to have tough matches with them this year. “But overall, I’m pleased with where we are at right now.” With most of the team trying to find out where they belong on the course, some others have stepped into leadership roles because they needed to set examples for the others to follow. “Evan Carrubba came out last year off an injury in the basketball season,” Coyle said. “He really was not 100 percent last year, but he is ready now, Plus, he worked at Pine Hills over the summer, which got him prepared.” Carrubba led the Vikings at the Jackman Memorial with a 96, one shot better than teammate and fellow senior Anthony DeFrancesco. “He has been in the program since he was a freshman and became a starter last year,” Coyle said. The Vikings may be better built for match play and not stroke play, but players the likes of Carrubba and DeFrancesco will keep the Vikings among the top smallerschool teams in the Lackawanna League’s Division II.”

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The annual Lackawanna County Commissioners Cross Country Invitational Race will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, 9 a,.m. to noon at McDade Park, featuring high school athletes from the tri-state area. The top 25 finishers in the boys and girls junior high categories, along with the girls and boys varsity divisions, will be recognized. Winning teams in each of the race categories also will be honored. Information on the meet is available from the County’s Parks and Recreation Department at 570-963-6764.

From left: William Davis, deputy director of Parks & Recreation; commissioner Jerry Notarianni, commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley and Mark Dougher, Parks & Recreation’s buildings & grounds manager.

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POTATO AND CABBAGE CHOWDER 1 (14-1/2-ounce) can chicken broth (not condensed) 3 medium potatoes (about 3 cups) peeled and cubed 1/2 cup skim milk 2 cups chopped cabbage 1/2 cup shredded carrot 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed 1/4 teaspoon pepper In a medium saucepan combine broth and potatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 8 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Cool slightly. Place 1 cup hot potato mixture in blender or food processor. Add milk, cover and blend 30 seconds or until mixture is smooth. Return to saucepan; stir in remaining ingredients. Cook over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until cabbage is crisp-tender. Yield: 5 (1-cup) servings. APPLE-CIDER CHICKEN 1/2 stick unsalted butter 1 large red onion, sliced thin 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled, cord, thinly sliced 3/4 cup apple cider 2 whole chicken breasts, skinned, boned, split 1/4 cup unsifted all-purpose flour 1/4 cup half-and-half Salt and black pepper, to taste 2 teaspoons chopped parsley Melt 3 tablespoons butter in 12-inch nonstick skillet. Add onion and thyme and sauté over medium-low heat for 12 minutes, until onion is soft and begins to turn brown. Add apple and cider; stir over medium heat; sauté for about 8 minutes until apple is soft. Remove mixture from skillet; set aside and keep warm. On waxed paper, coat chicken with flour. In skillet, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat and cook chicken 5-8 minutes on each side until no longer pink and nicely browned. Remove to platter; keep warm. Add apple mixture, half-and-half, salt and pepper to taste, to skillet; slowly heat until hot. Spoon over chicken and sprinkle with parsley.

Yield: 4 servings.

In skillet, sauté onion in butter until 4 teaspoons cinnamon tender. Add wine, orange juice and 2 (11-ounce) packages (16) refrigerSKILLET CHICKEN PARMESAN chopped basil; cook until heated thorated breadsticks 4 boneless, skinned chicken breast oughly. Yield: 1-1/2 cups. 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted halves (1-1/4-pounds) 1/2 cup caramel ice-cream topping 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour STIR-FRIED LEMON RICE 2 tablespoons maple-flavored syrup 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 stick butter Generously grease a 10-inch fluted 1/8 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped tube pan. Sprinkle about half of the 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup green onions, sliced pecans in bottom of pan; set aside. 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan 1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas, Stir together sugar and cinnamon; set cheese thawed aside. Separate each package of dough 2 ounces shredded Mozzarella 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind into 8 pieces, making 16 total. Do not cheese Dash hot sauce unroll. Cut the pieces in half crosswise. 2 cups prepared tomato sauce with 4 cups cold cooked rice Dip each piece of dough into melted herbs 1/4 cup soy sauce butter or margarine, then roll in sugar Pound chicken breasts between 2 Preheat wok; brush butter or marmixture. Arrange dough pieces, spiral sheets waxed paper with meat malgarine around top and sides of wok side down, in tube pan. Sprinkle with let or bottom of flat heavy skillet to and heat at medium-high 1 minute. remaining pecans. Stir together cara1/4-inch thickness. Combine flour, Add parsley and green onions. Stir-fry mel topping and maple-flavored syrup salt and pepper in plastic food storage 1 minute. Add peas, lemon rind, hot in a measuring cup; drizzle over dough bag. Add chicken breasts and shake to sauce, cold cooked rice and soy sauce; in pan. coat. Heat oil in medium-size nonstick stir fry until thoroughly heated. Serve Bake at 350º for 30 to 35 minutes skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; at once. Delicious served with chicken, until dough is light brown, covering sauté 2 to 3 minutes on each side until beef or pork. Yield: 8 servings. with aluminum foil the last 10 minutes golden brown. Sprinkle with Parmesan to prevent overbrowning. Let stand for and Mozzarella cheeses; cover and cook GARLIC & SWISS CHEESE 1 minute only. (If it stands for more 1 minute or until cheese melts. Remove POTATO CASSEROLE than 1 minute, the ring will be diffichicken from skillet; set aside, covered. 4 large baking potatoes cult to remove from pan.) Invert onto Add tomato sauce to skillet; simmer. 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped a serving platter. Spoon any topping Spoon half of sauce over chicken. Use 1 clove garlic, minced and nuts remaining in the pan onto remaining sauce for pasta, or another Salt and black pepper, to taste rolls. Serve warm. Yield: 10 to 12 servmeal etc. Yield: 4 servings. 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme ings. 1-1/2 cups Swiss cheese, grated FISH FILLET WITH ORANGEBASIL BUTTER 6 (4-ounce) fresh sole fillets Salt and black pepper, to taste 1/2 to 3/4 cup dry white wine Orange-basil butter (recipe below) Sprinkle both sides of the fillets with salt and pepper and place in ungreased 13-by-9-inch baking pan. Pour wine over fillets. Bake, uncovered, at 350º for 18 - 20 minutes, or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Place on serving platter and top with Orange- Basil Butter. Yield: 6 servings. To make orange-basil butter: 2 tablespoons chopped onion 1 tablespoon butter, melted 3/4 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup fresh orange juice (remove pulp) 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

1 cup chicken broth Peel and thinly slice potatoes. Combine potatoes, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper and thyme in a large bowl and gently toss. In a greased 1-1/2-quart casserole dish, place a layer of potatoes, a layer of Swiss cheese, continuing in layers, but end with a layer of potatoes and reserve some cheese. Add chicken broth; cover with aluminum foil. Bake at 350º for 30-35 minutes; remove foil and bake 30 minutes more. Sprinkle with reserved cheese and bake, uncovered until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with additional parsley, if desired. Yield: 8 servings. CARAMEL BUBBLE RING (A sticky pull-apart bread usually served at brunch or breakfast.) 1/3 cup pecans, chopped 3/4 cup granulated sugar

PUMPKIN PIE SMOOTHIE 1 (12-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 3 cups ice 1/4 cup milk 1/3 cup pumpkin puree’ 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 baked pie crust Put the can of sweetened condensed milk in the freezer for about 15 minutes. After the 15 minutes, put the sweetened condensed milk and ice in a blender and blend for approximately 1 2 minutes. Add milk, pumpkin, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice; blend until the mixture is that of a milkshake consistency. Crush the pie crust into small pieces and stir desired amount of pie crust into the smoothie. Serve immediately. Yield: 1 to 2 smoothies.

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Health, 301 Delaware Ave. in Olyphant, offers a variety of grief/bereavement support groups. no longer accept grass and leaves in any type of • Bereavement support group. This more tradiplastic bag (biodegradable or not). tional group assists participants in learning to cope This is a requirement by the Department of with the new challenges facing them as they grieve. Environmental Protection. Grass and leaves must be placed in separate open containers, weighing no Third Thursday of each month, 6-8 p.m.; and sec‘Our TOwn — TaylOr’: DVDs of the WVIA more than 35 pounds. Brush and tree limbs cannot ond Wednesday of each month, 12:30-2 p.m. One-bin reCyCling: Moosic Borough has a documentary “Our Town: Taylor” are now avail• Knitting and crocheting group. Beginners be mixed with grass and leaves. They can be bundled able for sale at the Taylor Community Library, 710 combined-stream, “one-bin” format for recyclable and experienced join together with instructors together or placed in separate open containers. paper fiber. The system allows each household to S. Main St. The DVDs are $19.95 each. on hand, knitting/crocheting items for preemies, combine or commingle newspaper, office paper, TaylOr reCyCling: Taylor Borough will pick which are donated to hospitals in Lackawanna and POlish language Classes: Polish language classes magazines, phone books and heavy and light Luzerne counties. Bring your own knitting needles up recycling in the following manner: will resume at the Taylor Library on Thursdays at cardboard in one recycling bin. Glass bottles and • The Department of Public Works will collect and crochet hooks. Patterns and instruction pro4-5:30 p.m. Call 570-562-2007 for more information. jars without tops, aluminum and steel cans, bevercommingled recyclables, which consists of plastic vided. Mondays, 1:30-3 p.m. age and food containers, plastic bottles, jars, tubs, • Fisherman knot rosary and sleeping bag ClOThing DrOPbOx: Moosic Alliance Church, plastic tops and lids will continue to be included in bottles, jars, tubs and tops, glass bottles and jars project. VNA provides the twine needed to produce and aluminum and steel (tin) cans; and 608 Rocky Glen Road, in cooperation with St. Paul a separate “one-bin” format for containers. These • The Department of Public Works will collect these soft rosary that are then donated to skilled Textile, is sponsoring a clothing drop-off shed as items should be free of any food waste and debris. nursing facilities, personal care homes and VA Hospaper only, including items such as newspapers, a fundraiser to send youth to camp. The youth at pital in Wilkes-Barre. They also make sleeping bags catalogs, office/computer paper, phone books, Moosic Alliance Church will receive $40 for every aiD fOr VeTerans: Temporary emergency funding for our homeless community. Tuesdays 1-2:30 p.m. envelopes and unwanted mail, magazines, 1,000 pounds of clothing donated. to support either Pennsylvania veterans or nonprofit • Yoga for healing. Helps the whole being to cardboard (shipping boxes), cereal boxes, cracker groups that serve veterans, is available through the relax and heal. There is a $10 fee per class. Wear seeking VOlunTeers: The American Cancer boxes and paper towel rolls. Lackawanna County Veterans Affairs Office. Society has a specific need for Road to Recovery Visit for more information. comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or An application for aid needs to be filled out blanket. Tuesdays, 6:15-7:30 p.m. Call 570-383volunteer coordinators. The volunteers would and submitted along with a brief narrative and grief suPPOrT: VNA Hospice and Home 5180 with questions. assist in scheduling rides for patients in upper support documentation. Office staff are able to Luzerne County, Wilkes-Barre and surrounding provide assistance in completing the application. cities. The volunteers don’t need to live in Luzerne They review the paperwork and generally provide County, but it is helpful. This is a good volunteer an answer in two or three business days. The averopportunity for a retiree, an administrative proage grants are about $1,000, depending on need. fessional or someone who works part time and has The staff may also be able to suggest other forms good computer skills. of assistance and benefits that may be available. Volunteer coordinators are essential to orgaFor more information, call 570-963-6778. nize and schedule volunteer drivers, who will provide transportation assistance to cancer patients PeT nOTiCe: Old Forge residents are reminded APACHE STUCCO to and from appointments. The requirements are: that the borough has an ordinance governing the Speecializing in Stucco. Fourth Generation Notice is hereby given that Letters good communication and listening skills, strong curbing of pets and other animals and the responFamiily Experience. Stucco, Plaster, Concrete Testamentary have been granted in the Estate organizational and time management, worksibility for the removal of all animal waste. This Owned & Operated by John Hatala III of ROBERT A. GALLETTI, deceased, late ing knowledge of Microsoft and computer skills HIC# PA037862 ordinance applies to all borough parks. Any person of the Borough of Old Forge, Lackawanna (the organization uses a web-based database to violating any of the provisions of this ordinance County, Pennsylvania, who died on coordinate rides). shall be subject to fines. The coordinator must have internet access, February 7, 2017. Letters to Kathleen A. Moving & Storage flag DisPOsal: American Legion Post No. 306 email and a phone. A short orientation and trainGalletti, Administratrix. All claims against The Original Rabel Bros. ing session will be provided. Volunteers need to fill reminds residents that a dropoff box for unserthe estate or indebted to the Estate should Edward W. Rabel out some paperwork and have a clear background viceable, worn, torn, discolored or faded flags is on “Keeping Scranton On The Move For Over A Century.” make a presentment or payment to Donald MOVING & STORAGE • CAREFUL PACKING & CRATING the front porch of the post home at 208 S. Main check. The hours are flexible and a volunteer J. Frederickson, Jr., Esquire, attorney for the LOW INDEPENDENT RATES coordinator may spend about five hours per week St. in Taylor. A ceremony is held annually at the Estate, at Kobal & Frederickson, 435 Main 1332 Main St., Dickson City 800 E. Scott St., Olyphant Taylor Memorial Cemetery to properly dispose calling drivers and responding to ride requests. 570-489-5121 • 570-489-5168 Street, Moosic, PA 18507-1017. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity of the collected flags. For more information, call Reasonable or being a volunteer Road to Recovery driver, call 570- 570-562-9920. Rates Free 562-9749 or email to TILE & HARDWOOD Estimates seniOr Passes: The Old Forge School Board Ceramic, Porcelain & Vinyl Tile, bereaVemenT grOuP: Allied Services is prepar- golden age policy passes, allowing borough Hardwood & Laminate Flooring, 1315 Crestwood Drive ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS IN Archbald, PA 18403 Regrouting & Custom Showers ing to launch a new support group on its Scranton residents 65 and older free admission to districtSmall Plumbing Repairs 570-876-0705 sponsored athletic events, are available in the high campus. The Bereavement Support Group is free Cell: 570-885-1510 Owner & Installer CALL 570.348.9185 FOR DETAILS! and open to all. Group meetings will take place in school office, 300 Marion St., Old Forge. the Community Room at Luger Rehab Center, 475 Morgan Highway in Scranton. There will be two sessions: Group 1 will meet 2-3 p.m. Group 2 will meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. To learn more and to RSVP for the first meeting call 570-341-4650. 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