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s e r v i n g tay l or , ol d f or g e , moosic & surrounding areas |march 8, 2018

Kindergarteners celebrated their 100th day of school |pAGe 3

Riverside teachers found themselves taped to the wall |pAGe 4

Students have rallied around a 6-year-old classmate |pAGe 6

RiveRside Wins exeRcise equipment District beat out more than 70 others By Josh McAuliffe

special to The Triboro Banner They say there’s strength in numbers, and that certainly proved to be the case for Riverside Elementary East in its quest to win a major fitness equipment competition. Last week, the school learned it was one of the four winning schools in a contest sponsored by Danimals Yogurt and Project Fit America. Riverside East and the other winners beat out more than 70 other schools from six states — Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Connecticut. The only school from Lackawanna County to enter the contest, Riverside will receive $25,000 in grant money that will fund an extensive array of stateof-the-art indoor and outdoor fitness equipment, including horizontal ladders, parallel bars, pull-up bars, pull climb, sit-up station, step test station, vault bar, fitness cups, weighted hoops, medicine balls and weighted jumping ropes. The grant also includes curriculum on the equipment’s use, and each winning school gets $7,000 to offset the cost of

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the equipment’s installation. In addition, Project Fit will send an instructor to Riverside East to show physical education (P.E.) teacher Robert Coyle how to use the equipment. Riverside Elementary East principal Nicole VanLuvender said ground will likely be broken on the project in May, with completion sometime around the beginning of next school year. Coyle and VanLuvender received the news during a conference call with contest representatives last Thursday. Right afterwards, VanLuvender informed the students, with “mass chaos” breaking out, she joked. “The kids were just screaming. … It’s just absolutely incredible and amazing. I’m still in shock,” she said. “It was definitely a team effort. We all worked very hard to get the votes. I tried to keep my feet grounded and didn’t want to get my hopes up. But I knew the effort we put in, and that we should have just as good a chance as anyone else.” Voting took place from January through mid-February. In the end, Riverside tallied 13,211 votes, thanks to a concerted get-the-word-out effort that utilized social media, flyers, text messages and media outreach. Being a small school district, Riverside had a lot to contend with as far as its competition, which included several districts from the Philadelphia area. One of


Riverside will receive $25,000 in grant money that will fund an extensive array of state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor fitness equipment.

the other winning schools, Montgomery Elementary in Montgomery, New York, tallied just under 22,000 votes, but has 4,500 total students in the district. Riverside, on the other hand, only has about 1,500 students K-12, VanLuvender said. “But I thought if we could sustain people voting throughout the whole period, that might carry us through,” VanLuvender said. “We just had an outpouring of support.” The school was initially nominated for the contest by two people, one of whom was Riverside Superintendent Paul Brennan. VanLuvender and Coyle were required to write a 500-word essay and send photos of the school’s current gym and playground area. “Continued physical education remains a high priority at Riverside because we know the research identifies the benefits children receive from a quality P.E. pro-

gram are far reaching,” VanLuvender and Coyle wrote in the essay. “We recognize that by fostering a healthy lifestyle, our students will learn self-discipline, have reduced stress and anxiety, develop leadership skills, improve their self-confidence, and ultimately will lead to improved academic student performance.” Indeed, once the equipment arrives, the school will likely be even more effective in helping students accomplish those high-minded goals. “It’s more than just playground equipment. It’s going to change the way the students participate in physical fitness,” VanLuvender said. “I think one of the best lessons they learned during this project was that if we all worked together, we can do anything. We can move mountains. Hard work and perseverance pay off. And that’s something the kids are going to carry with them for the rest

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Serving Seniors will hold a pre-St. Patrick’s Day party on Friday, March 9, 5:30–8 p.m. at Glenmaura National Golf Club, 100 Glenmaura National Blvd. in Moosic. Admission is $40. The party was originally scheduled for last week but was postponed because of the weather. There will be an open bar, appetizers and live jazz. For tickets, call 570-344-3931 or email Tickets can also be purchased online at Eventbrite. com. The public is welcome; proceeds will benefit Serving Seniors.

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Language of Dreams

“Working Your Dream: Understanding the language of Dream Symbols will be presented by Rosemary McGuigan on Saturday, March 17, at 11 a.m. at the Taylor Community Library, 710 S. Main St. Registration is requested.

March 18, at 1 p.m. Theme baskets, door prizes and various bingo specials will be available throughout the afternoon. The kitchen opens at 11 a.m. A variety of food items and refreshments will be available. The church will also sponsor a bake sale during the bingo. Admission is $3.

‘Jekyll & Hyde’

The Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St. in Duryea, will present “Jekyll and Hyde” on Friday, March 16, to Sunday, March 25. The show is based on the novel “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” It’s about a London lawyer John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his friend Dr. Henry Jekyll and the evil Mr. Edward Hyde. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12. Reservations are recommended by calling 570-457-3589. This will be the first show in the company’s newly renovated theater.

Fly Fishing Summer Camp

Registration is now open for the Keystone/TUTeens Conservation Camp in LaPlume for teens 14-18, sponsored by Trout Unlimited and Keystone College, June 17-23. Learn the art and the science of fly fishing and conservation. This is a one-week stayover camp on the campus of Keystone College. Fee is $400 with financial aid available. Register at or for more information call 570-954-5042 or email

Dean’s List

• Kyra Pfeiffer, of Taylor has been placed on the Gettysburg College Dean’s Honor list for outstanding academic achievement in the fall semester. • Widener University Commonwealth Law School announced that Mary Grace Sempa of Old Forge was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester. • At Northeastern University, Dupont resident Samantha Pontier was named to the university’s dean’s list for the fall semester.

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CONT RiBUT ORs LORI kISHEL 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.



The Riverside PTA will hold its annual craft fair on Sunday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Riverside Junior-Senior High School in Taylor. The event will include 35 vendors and crafters as well as a food stand, bake sale and numerous raffles. The admission cost is $1; students and children will be admitted free. Spaces are still available. Call 570-362-1923 or email with any further questions.


Queen of the Apostles Parish will have its annual spring chicken dinner from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, in the parish hall, 742 Spring St., Avoca. The dinner includes a half chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, a vegetable, coleslaw, roll, homemade dessert and beverages. Takeouts will be available from 11 a.m. to noon. In addition to the dinner, there will also be cash and theme basket raffles. Tickets are $12; $8 for children 12 and younger. To purchase advance tickets, call 570-457-3412. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Ham Bingo

St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 320 Vine St. in Old Forge, will sponsor its annual ham bingo on Sunday,

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Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon, together known as Simple Gifts, will perform at the Taylor Community Library on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m., featuring Riverside Jr./Sr. High School students performing on ukulele. The duo draws on a variety of ethnic folk styles, playing everything from lively Irish jigs to down-home American reels. Call 570-562-1234 for more information. This is a free concert but registration is requested.

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The children of Itsy Bitsy Bookworms in Moosic held a Valentine food drive culminating in a visit to the Triboro Food Pantry. From left, front row, Elizabeth Troy and Davin Walsh. Second row: Rose Tabatabaie and Lincoln Verry. Third row: Olivia Georgetti, Nicholas Posluszny and Nina Ferri. Fourth row: Bianca Wincovitch, Deigan Peperno and Ava Aniska. Fifth row: Blair Oustrich, Payton Fee and Aaron Traeger. Sixth row: Nathaniel Wilmot, Cole Whetstone and Maxon Best. Seventh row: Grace Rigelwood, Noah Leger and Addison Ferri. Eighth row: Zaniyah Galarza and Giuliana Talerico. Last row: Triboro Food Pantry staff Brenda Butts and Judith Strong.

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Len ding a Han d A Riverside High School student has been busily raising funds for 6-year-old Brogan Perfilio of Taylor, who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and cancer. A benefit was held last weekend at the Taylor Hose Co. There were basket raffles, food and a bake sale. Breana Olanovich, a senior at Riverside High School, came up with a plan to sell Brogan’s handprint. She raised more than $1,800. They hung the handprints up at Riverside West, where Brogan attends school. If you still want to contribute, call 570780-9184. Left: Brogan Perfilio and Breana Olanovich. Right: One of the hand print posters that were sold.




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“Elementary She Read” by Vicki Dela-

Gemma Doyle, a transplanted Englishwoman, has returned to the quaint town of West London on Cape Cod to manage her Great Uncle Arthur’s Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium. When Gemma finds a rare and potentially valuable magazine containing the first Sherlock Holmes story hidden in the bookshop, she and her friend Jayne set off to find the owner, only to stumble upon a dead body. The highly perceptive Gemma is the police’s first suspect, so she puts her consummate powers of deduction to work to clear her name, investigating a handsome rare books expert, the dead woman’s suspiciously unmoved son, and a whole family of greedy characters desperate to cash in on their inheritance, but when Gemma and Jayne accidentally place themselves at a second murder scene, it’s a race to uncover the truth before the detectives lock them up for good. “Goddess of Anarchy” by Jacqueline Jones “Goddess of Anarchy” recounts the formidable life of the militant writer, orator and agitator Lucy Parsons. Born to an enslaved woman in Virginia in 1851 and raised in Texas — where she met her husband, the Haymarket “martyr” Albert Parsons — Lucy was a fearless advocate of First Amendment rights, a champion of the working classes, and one of the most prominent figures of African descent of her era. Yet, her life was riddled with contradictions — she advocated violence without apology, concocted a Hispanic-Indian identity for herself, and ignored the plight of African Americans. “Scones and Scoundrels” by Molly MacRae Inversgail, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, welcomes home native daughter and best-selling environmental writer Daphne Wood. Known as the icon of ecology, Daphne will spend three months as the author in residence for the Inversgail schools. Janet Marsh and her business part-

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From Helen’s Kitchen BY Lori KisheL

STUFFED MUSHROOMS POPPERS 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, cleaned, stems removed 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped 1/2 teaspoon onion salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Paprika for garnish Combine all ingredients; mix thoroughly. Spoon mixture into mushroom caps. Sprinkle with paprika. (At this point, they can be refrigerated until baking time.) Place mushrooms on oven-proof platter and bake at 400º for 5 minutes or until hot. Yield: 20-24 mushrooms.


RAVIOLI DOUGH 3 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 3 eggs 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable

1/4 cup water 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese Fillings (recipes below) Tomato sauce (recipe below) Sift flour and salt into a large bowl. Add eggs, oil and water. Work liquids into the flour with your fingers to make a stiff dough. Knead dough for 10 minutes until smooth and soft as bread dough. (Do not add additional flour.) Wrap dough in plastic wrap; let stand 15 minutes. Cut dough in quarters; keep dough you are not working with wrapped in plastic, or it will dry out. Using a rolling pin, roll out dough, one quarter at a time on a wooden board (Do not use additional flour), roll to a 12-inch-by-4-1/2-inch rectangle. Repeat with remaining quarters of dough. Cut into squares using a pastry wheel, or round, as for pierogies; shape and fill with your favorite filling, pinching edges of dough around each ravioli. Bring water to boil in large pot; add a little salt and 1 tablespoon oil. Boil ravioli 10-12 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon to heated serving

dish. Top with half the homemade tomato sauce and half Parmesan cheese. Repeat with remaining sauce and cheese. Yield: Approximately 4 dozen ravioli. Ricotta filling: Combine 1 cup of ricotta or cream-style cottage cheese and 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan in a small bowl. Stir in 1 beaten egg and 2 tablespoons chopped parsley. Chill until you are ready to use. Follow boiling instructions above. Spinach filling: In a large bowl, blend 1 cup finely chopped cooked spinach, 1 cup Ricotta cheese (drained), 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons bread crumbs, 1 egg (beaten), 1 teaspoon salt and dash of pepper. Place 1 tablespoon of the filling in each square. Follow boiling instructions above. To prepare tomato sauce: Sauté 1 cup chopped onion, and 1 minced garlic clove in 1/4 cup of olive oil until soft in large saucepan. Stir in large can (2 pounds, 3 ounces) Italian plum tomatoes; 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste; 2 teaspoons crumbled leaf basil; 1 teaspoon salt; dash of sugar and 1 cup water. Heat to bubbling; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 45 minutes or until sauce has thickened, stirring frequently. Yield: about 5 cups.

BALSAMIC GLAZED CARROTS (Can be prepared in microwave.) 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 cups whole baby carrots 1-1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon brown sugar Heat oil in a skillet over mediumhigh heat. Sauté carrots in oil for 10 minutes, or until tender. Stir in balsamic vinegar and brown sugar, mix to coat and serve. For microwave: cook carrots in 1/2 cup water in microwave safe bowl for 5 minutes, or until tender. Add brown sugar and microwave until melted; stir in balsamic vinegar. Yield: 6 servings.

1 cup granulated sugar 4 eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 cups mini chocolate chips 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter PEAR AND WALNUT CAKE Canned chocolate frosting 2 cups all-purpose flour Preheat oven to 325º. Line a 1 teaspoon cinnamon 9-inch square baking pan with 1 teaspoon baking soda aluminum foil to overhang sides by 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 2-inches. Melt butter in pan over 1/2 teaspoon salt medium heat. Add two sugars; stir 1-1/2 cups firmly packed brown until dissolved. Cool 12 minutes. Stir sugar in eggs and vanilla; blend in flour 1/2 cup vegetable oil and salt, mixing well. Divide batter 3 eggs between 2 bowls. 1/4 cup sugar In microwave-safe bowl, micro1/4 cup water wave 1/2 cup mini chips on High in 1 teaspoon vanilla 10-second intervals until melted; stir 5 ripe, firm Bartlett pears, (unpeeled), cored, and cut into 1/2-inch into 1 bowl batter. Stir in 1/2 cup mini chips; spread in pan. cubes In clean bowl, microwave peanut 1/2 cup chopped, toasted walnuts butter on high in 10-second interVanilla ice cream vals, stirring often until melted. Preheat oven to 350º. Butter and Stir into remaining bowl of batter; BAKED GREEN TOMATOES flour 9-inch-by-13-inch baking pan. stir in remaining chips. Spread over 15 large green tomatoes Sift first 5 ingredients into medium chocolate batter. Bake 1 hour or until Dash of salt bowl. Using electric mixer, beat toothpick inserted in center comes Dash of black pepper brown sugar, oil, eggs, sugar, water out with moist crumbs clinging. Cool 2 cups brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl until very on rack 15 minutes. Using alumismooth. Blend in dry ingredients. 3 cups coarse chopped (white or Stir in pears and walnuts. Pour batter num foil, lift brownie from pan. Cool whole wheat) cracker crumbs into prepared pan and bake until top completely on rack. Remove foil. If 2 sticks butter desired, spread brownies with chocoVegetable cooking spray is brown and toothpick inserted in late frosting. Yield: 12 servings. Cut tomatoes in 1/2 inch slices and center comes out clean, about 50 to arrange in a shallow casserole lightly 55 minutes. Cool completely; serve Any comments, questions or favorite recipes? sprayed with vegetable oil. Season with vanilla ice cream. Feel free to send your thoughts to each with salt and pepper, and spread Yield: 12 servings., and please write, each with a tablespoon of brown sug“Helen’s Kitchen Request, ATTN: Lori” in the subject ar. Cover with cracker crumbs and dot THREE-LAYER PEANUT BUTline to make sure I receive it. Thank you! TER BROWNIES with butter. Bake at 350° until tender, Find more recipes at 2 sticks butter or margarine but firm, about 20-25 minutes. Yield: 1 cup dark brown sugar approximately 10-12 servings. MARCH 8, 2018

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Plan to join us as we travel to Seattle, WA & Sail on a 1-Week Cru uise to Alaska! We sail Alaska’s Inside Passage, a narrow waterway surrounded by 1000-foot icy cliffs. We visit Juneau, the capitol of Alaska, then it’s off to Skagway, the ‘Gold Rush Town’. We then visit the awe-inspiring Tracy Arms Fjord Glacier, home to the twin Sawyer Glaciers, waterfalls & wildlife. Our last stop before our return is in Victoria British Columbia!

Tuesdays 9pm-12am & Sundays 8pm-11pm

at 9.30 PM Every Friday

Royal Caribbean

Alaskan Cruise

Rack Your Brains Out $15

& Saturday Night.

South Side Bowl 125 Beech St., 570-961-5213 •

Parade Day Open at Noon with $1.50 Miller Lite Pints from 12-5

Includes roundtrip transportation from Scr. & WB to Newark Int’l Airport and roundtrip non-stop flights from Newark to Seattle, WA Pre-nite in Seattle at Warwick Hotel with City Tour 7 night cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seass All meals & entertainment on board included Port taxes and gov’t fees included

Starting from...



pp - $250 deposit at time of booking

Includes transport rtation /WB to from SCR/W rt Newark Airport

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

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Become a student at Lackawanna College’s School of Petroleum & Natural Gas in 2018! Visit us at the School during the following events to learn more about our program or call to make an appointment that fits your schedule! Student Shadow Day

March 13th at 11 am

Information Session

March 20th at 6 pm

TO REGISTER: Call (570) 465-2344 or email

The School of Petroleum & Natural Gas 2390 State Route 848 • NewMilford, PA 18834 •

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.

Kindergarten registration: Riverside School District will hold kindergarten registration for the 2018-’19 school year at Riverside Elementary West School in Taylor through Thursday, March 8, 5:307:30 p.m. Child must be 5 years old by Sept. 1. Required documents include the child’s original birth certificate, proof of immunization (see the school for a full list), four proofs of residency (see the school for a full list of acceptable documents). PaPer CirCuits: A young adult program scheduled for the Taylor Community Library is “Paper Circuits.” This is an art class that combines electrical circuitry and artwork. Stars can really shine or flowers glow under a soft light that filters through the paper. This class will be held Saturday, March 10, at 12:30 p.m. All materials will be supplied. Seating will be limited. If interested, call 570-562-1234 to sign up or for more information. You must be at least 12 years old to sign up and program is free to library card holders. Lodge souP saLe: Acacia Lodge No. 579, 617 Union St. in Taylor, will hold a takeout-only Lenten season soup sale (clam chowder) on Fridays through March 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Cost: $8 per quart.

Lions Food saLe: The Moosic Lions will

hold its annual takeout-only Lenten tuna hoagies and homemade red clam chowder sale Fridays through March 30. Hoagies will cost $5 and clam chowder will be $4 per pint or $7 per quart. Proceeds from the sale will help fund the club’s scholarship as well as other community projects. Call 570457-1299 for work group orders (delivery available).

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. PoLish Language CLasses: Polish language classes are held at the Taylor Library on Thursdays at 4-5:30 p.m. Call 570-5622007 for more information. oFsd Kindergarten registration:

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year for kindergarten in the Old Forge School District will be held in the high school auditorium on Wednesday and Thursday, March 21 and 22, 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Required documents include proof of age (see the school for a full list of acceptable documents), proof of immunization (see the school for a full list) and proofs of residency (see the school for a full list of acceptable documents). Call the district at 570-457-8391.

teen reading Lounge: The Taylor Community Library will hold a teen reading lounge (TRL) on Thursday, March 22, 3-4

CHANGE OF NAME NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on 3/1/18, the Petition for Change of Name was filed by Petitioner, Jaine Montes, Natural Mother and Guardian of Minor Child, Nyah Lynn Parker, praying for a decree to change her name to Janyah Lynn Currie. A hearing will be held on 4/27/18 at 9am at the Lackawanna County Courthouse.

p.m. Bring your book suggestions. Ages: 16 and older. Sign up at the library or call 570562-1234. Instead of picking a book for the teens, they will bring in a book they’ve read and want to discuss with others. Program will run for one hour with light snacks. Registration is requested; the program is free. In February’s TRL, teens discussed “Lost in a Book” by Donnelly, “The Secret of Priest’s Grotto” by Taylor and “Tale of Two Cities” by Dickens. Call 570-562-1234.

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. Library adds new audiobooKs:

The Taylor Community Library now offers additional audiobooks via RBdigital (formerly known as OneClickDigital), an online service for downloading audiobooks.

While a small selection of titles were previously available through the service, the library was able to purchase a more robust subscription that now includes bestsellers, Recorded Books exclusives, classics and selections for children and young adults. James Patterson, Janet Evanovich, John Grisham and Heather Graham are just a few of the popular authors available from RBdigital With this service, patrons enjoy free access to audiobooks at home, in the library or on the go. Many titles are multi-access, so multiple users can check out titles at the same time, eliminating holds. RBdigital is compatible with all popular listening devices and mobile apps are available for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices. RBdigital also features an easy-to-use interface, fast downloads, and automatic software updates. Live toll-free technical support is available at (877) 77AUDIO. For additional information regarding this program, see a library staff member or go to


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