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The TorToise reTurns
In Carbondale, a whismsical play with a serious message by Christopher Cornell
The famed Aesop fable of the tortoise and the hare is familiar to just about everybody. In its original form, it was a tale of foolhardy hubris, with the hare so sure he would beat the slow-and-steady tortoise in a foot race that he falls asleep, and the tortoise wins. Kids who attend the Carbondale Area Drama Club’s children’s theater production of “The Tortoise and the Hare and Other Stories,” on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20 and 21, at 7 p.m. at the Carbondale Area High School auditorium, will see a race that has a little twist to it. “In our adaptation,” explains director Bob Shlesinger, “both the hare and the tortoise are tempted by a drug dealer: the hare takes the drugs and the tortoise does not. As a consequence, the hare loses the race.” Although the issue of heroin and opi-
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The performers include, seated: Ayssa Quinn and Miranda Rossetti. Standing, from left: Jason Malone, Chris Smith, Haley Mulea, Lennon Marsh, Jen Bach and Ryan Flemming. In back: Qwintin Krenitsky. Kyle Grecco is also in the cast.
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oid use by young people is very current, this version of the play is not new. In fact if you went to school in this area in the 1990s, you might have seen it. “Scranton Public Theatre produced this play throughout the 1990s with great success,” Shlesinger said. “In this time, when the use of opioid drugs and heroin are at an all-time high in our region, we felt it was an appropriate time to bring it back. The play premiered at the Scranton Public Theatre in the summer of 1991. “We performed it at many elementary schools and other locations throughout the 1990s, finally closing in the summer of 1999. We estimate that more than 25,000 saw the play during the decade,
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from six counties in our region.” Shlesinger co-wrote the play with Michael Draper. “The anti drug idea was conceived by me,” he said. “I felt it was a good way to warn young people about the dangers of taking drugs.” There is one difference from the show as it was presented in the 1990s: the age of the performers. “This is the first time that we are using student actors, mostly seniors and juniors. If they do well — and I believe they will — we will explore the idea of using other student casts in the future.” In the production, the story of the tortoise and the hare is interwoven into two other stories, Aesop’s “The Country
Mouse and the City Mouse,” and “The Bremen Town Musicians” by the Brother’s Grimm. “They don’t have to be the same stories,” Schlesinger noted. “We used some other stories back in the ’90s.” The running time for the entire show is 40-45 minutes. “The show is best suited for kids ages 5 to 105,” he said. “The central theme of the show is to always do your best. The play is funny and serious all at the same time, which is why it was so popular back in the day. We have taken an entertaining approach to some serious issues that young people should be aware of during their formative years.” Tickets will be $5.
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Eureka Hose Co. No. 4, 717 E. Grant St. in Olyphant, has set the date of Saturday, March 4, for its annual spaghetti dinner. Mayor John Sedlak Jr. is dinner chairman and is in charge of ticket distribution.
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The Scranton Area Foundation recently awarded the Greater Scranton YMCA a $5,000 grant to support the replacement of the Y’s gymnasium floors after flooding damage in July. The majority of the project was completed in early October. For more information on membership and programs at the Greater Scranton YMCA, visit greaterscrantonymca.org or call 570-342-8115. From left: Cathy Fitzpatrick of the Scranton Area Foundation; Trish Fisher of the Greater Scranton YMCA; Meghan Carnevale of the Greater Scranton & Wilkes-Barre Family YMCAs; and Laura Ducceschi of the Scranton Area Foundation.
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The following Carbondale Area Junior-Senior High School student won awards in this year’s Lackawanna/Susquehanna Office of Drug and Alcohol Holiday Poster Contest. In the seventh-grade calendar contest, Robert Wall received first place, Rogemarie Navarrrete received honorable mention and Josh Tierney received a certificate of recognition. The high school holiday poster contest winners were: Alyssa Quinn, Haley Mulea, Emma Zieminski, Kristina Gorel, and Caroline Kilgallon won certificates of recognition; Steve Martin and Hailey Van Leuven received honororable mention; Emily Daley won second place and Jordan Molinaro won first place. Molinaro’s artwork was displayed on billboards throughout Lackawanna County. Carol Vitzakovitch is the art teacher and advisor for the art club at Carbondale Area. From left, front row: VanLeuven, Daley, Molinaro and Martin. Second row: Haley Mulea, Kristina Gorel and Emma Zielinski. Third row: Navarrrete, Wall and Tierney.
10 0 Win s Brett Uhrin, a senior member of the Valley View varsity wrestling team, recorded his 100th victory at the Tunkhannock Kiwanis Tournament. He becomes only the fourth wrestler in school history to achieve this milestone. Uhrin’s current career record is 103-30. He is a two-time district champion and PIAA state qualifier in 2016. Brett hopes to return to Hershey in March to bring home the school’s first medal since 2005.
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Valley View Middle School Parent-Teachers Association (PTA) hosted a presentation on cyberbullying to Valley View Middle School students recently. Fred J. Aebli, instructor and program co-coordinator of information sciences and technology from Penn State’s Worthington Scranton campus was the presenter. From left: Robin Sweeney, Valley View Middle School PTA; Kayla Sweeney, student; Fred J. Aebli, Penn State Worthington Scranton; Shelby Kaschak, student; and Kim Kaschak, Valley View Middle School PTA.
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Officials at Lakeland Elementary’s Scott Campus have chosen its students of the month for December. From left, front row: Joey Wasko, Rylin Wech, Chloe Soloman, Cadence Cane, Sawyer Snipes and Clark Bowan. Second row: Ashton Petrilak, Ben Shields, Chase Rosenkrans, Sadie Garrick, Maria Gogas, Adam Robinson and Ethan Robbins. Back row: David Naniewicz, Madeline Miller, Ava Piraino, Jordan Pietralczyk, Shelby Cline, Luke Witko, Drew Uher and Patrick Renter.
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Community Calendar Pierogie Sale: All Saints Orthodox
Church, 211 Willow Ave. in Olyphant, sells frozen pierogies Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., and Sundays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Price is $6.50 per dozen. Call 570-383-0785 or 570-489-5591 for more information.
line Dancing: The United Neighborhood Center’s Mid Valley Active Older Adult Community Center, 310 Church St., Jessup, is offering free line dancing lessons to Lackawanna County residents 55 and older every Friday, noon to 1:15 p.m. All levels welcome. For more information, call 570-489-4415 or 570-335-0804.
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Anyone who attended the Mayfield Lions Club Christmas party and had a complementary photo taken with Santa, should pick up the photo at the Mayfield Municipal Building during regular business hours. All photos must be claimed by Tuesday, Jan. 31.
teen fly fiShing School: Registration has begun for Teens Fly Fishing school. There
are nine lessons running every other Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. at the Scott Township municipal building. The lessons are free. A Boy Scouts of America fly fishing merit badge is also available. All equipment provided. Sponsored by the Lackawanna Valley Trout Unlimited. Call 570-954-5042, email firstname.lastname@example.org or register at A&G Outfitters in Dickson City.
Post. (Notice change of date for this meeting.) All members are welcome to attend. Dues for 2017 are $15.
church bingo: The Altar and Rosary Society of Blessed Sacrament Parish, on Rebecca St., Throop, will host bingo on Sunday, Jan. 15. Doors open at noon with start time at 1 p.m. Your ticket includes 16 regular games and the jackpot game. Along with your purchased ticket, if you bring five nonperishables can goods, you will receive an extra playing card. All donated food, will go to the local food bank. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door. For tickets or information, call 570-489-1208.
Willow St. in Olyphant, to plan a combined reunion. Class members from both schools, as well as other graduating classes, are welcome to attend.
neighborhooD Watch: The next meeting of the Archbald Borough Neighborhood Watch will be Jan. 18.
bingo night: Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church, 624 Madison Avenue, Jermyn, holds BINGO on the first and third Wednesdays of each month (next BINGO night: Jan. 18). Doors open at 5 p.m., early bird games begin at 6 p.m., regular games begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. The evening includes homemade foods such as chili, pierogies, chriStMaS treeS: Throop Borough will soups and desserts, specialty games , refreshcollect Christmas trees on Monday, Jan. 16. hoSe co. Meeting/inStallation of ofments, door prizes awarded and a progressive ficerS: Mayfield Hose Co., will meet Saturday, Please have curbside by 7 a.m. jackpot starting at $1150 with 54 pills (if not Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. at the company headquarreunion Meeting: The 1967 graduatawarded, there will be a consolation prize ters, 900 Maple St. Tom Holland will preside. ing classes of Olyphant High School and St. of $500). Contact 570-876- 1061 for more Sal MeetingS: Sons of the American Le- Patrick’s High School of Olyphant will meet on information. gion squadron No. 665 will hold its next meet- Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m., at the Raymond ing on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 1 p.m. at the home Henry American Legion Post No. 327, 101 Please see CALENDAR, Page 9
grieving the loSS of your chilD: A free, one-day grief workshop dedicated to parents who have experienced the loss of a child at any age will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the VNA Office Complex, 301 Delaware Ave. in Olyphant. Admission is Call 570-383-5180 for more information.
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a pasta dinner fundraisers for Jim Yantorn of Olyphant and Scott Township on Saturday, Jan. 21, 4-7 p.m. at the Olyphant Ambulance building on Park Street. Funds raised will go to help defray some of the medical bills from his cancer fight. Admission is $10. For more information call 570-489-9695 or 570-4899984.
holds a fundraiser breakfast on the first Sunday of every month (next breakfast: Feb. 5), 8 a.m. to noon. Menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, pancakes, orange juice, coffee, tea and water. Tickets are $8; $5 for kids younger than 12.
Fire co. meeting: Wilson Fire Co. No. 1, will meet on the first Monday of the month (next meeting: Feb. 6) at 7 p.m. at the company headquarters, 700 Erie St. in Peckville. President Philip Minelli requested all members to attend the fire company meetings.
a spectrum oF Fun: The Greater Carbondale YMCA will have monthly family fun nights for families with autistic children, youth and young adults. The third Friday of each month, Lions cLub meeting canceLLeD: Blakely6-8 p.m., will be for families with younger youth Peckville Lions Club will not meet in January. (middle school and younger). Next evening: The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Jan. 20. The suggested donation is $10 per family. Call 570-282-2210 for more information. Dav schoLarship: The Mid Valley Dis-
conservation District meeting: Meet-
ings of the board of directors for the Lackawanna County Conservation District will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m. at the Joe Terry Civic Center in Scott Township. The next meeting is Jan. 26.
Free Lunch: at The Red Door Cafe, Peckville United Methodist Church, 732 Main St., on Saturday, Jan. 28 at noon. Lunch is served on the fourth Saturday of each month. Phone 383-1035 day of lunch. cookbook cLub: The Valley Community Library, 739 River St. in Peckville, has begun a cookbook club, which will meet on the first Wednesday of each month (next meeting Feb. 1) at 6 p.m. Registration is required and may be done in person at the library, where the current month’s cookbook is available for viewing. For more information, call the library or visit lclshome.org/valley or facebook.com/ valleycommunitylibrary. hose co. breakFast: Grattan Singer Hose
Co. No. 1, 702 Homestead St. in Simpson,
abled American Veterans, Chapter 11, has enacted a new scholarship program assisting those disabled veterans in financial need. If you are a disabled veteran currently enrolled or attending a college, university or advanced schooling program, you could be eligible. Applications for the scholarship can be picked up and dropped off at the Dickson City Borough Building, 901 Enterprise St. in Dickson City.
Jenny’s kLoset: Jenny’s Kloset is an ongoing local collection for Valley View Elementary students and families. Drop off locations are The Caverna on Church Street in Jessup, The Eatery on Hill Street in Jessup, Lavender Goose on Main Street in Peckville and Quinn’s in Peckville. Items needed are non perishable food, clothing and monetary donations. For more information, call 570-466-0658. veterans memoriaL: Anyone wishing to add an engraved brick to the Scott Township Veterans Memorial can order one. Order forms are available at the Scott Township municipal building or online at scotttownship. org. Call 570-587-3120 if there are questions.
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Archbald Knights of Columbus Council No. 2644 will be hosting the annual freethrow basketball contest on Saturday Jan. 14, at the Valley View High School Gym. Contest is open to all local kids 9-14 (as of Jan. 1). Registration will be from 1-2 p.m. A parent must be present to sign participation form. Contest will begin at 2 pm.
• The Olyphant Little League will hold
registration for kids 4-12 at the Olyphant Borough Building on: Friday, Jan. 13, 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m. to noon. Registration fee is $75 per player, $85 for the family (2 or more children). You will receive up to a $50 refund for your registration fee if you sell the raffle tickets. For additional information call 570-677-8133. • The NEPA Hurricanes 16-U girls travel softball is looking for five girls: Please see Sports, Page 19
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Robert Kokinda Jr., 18, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He is a member of Troop 21, St. Mary’s Visitation Parish. He is the son of Robert and Linda Kokinda in Throop. For his Eagle scout project, Kokinda planned a “Lackawanna State Park Boardwalk” project. He led his fellow scouts, leaders and volunteers in a construction project assisting the Lackawanna State Park Trail Care Crew in cooperation with the state’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources staff to construct a boardwalk to complete the grouse trail system at Lackawanna State Park. After one weekend of work, a 60-foot boardwalk was erected to open the Grouse Trail system for year-round use. Kokinda began his scouting career as a
Cub Scout in September of 2005. Kokinda won both a Pack and District second place in the Pinewood Derby in 2007 along with a third place in 2006 and a “best in show” in 2008. He also received a Rain Gutter Regatta award for best in show in 2008. Kokinda crossed over to Troop No. 21 in April 2011. He has also earned 33 merit badges. Kokinda is a 2016 honor roll graduate of Mid-Valley High School. He is enrolled at Johnson College pursuing a career in computer information technology. Kokinda will receive his Eagle Scout Award on Sunday, Feb. 5, at the 8 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s Visitation Church in Dickson City.
Matthew D. Horvath of Throop, Kimberly M. Jones of Carbondale, Victoria L. Kaddis of Olyphant, Richard S. Kordish of Greenfield Township, David C. Krutulis of Archbald, Jessica R. Long of Peckville, Colleen Martin of Archbald, Rachel Mazur of Olyphant, Marc T. McCarthy of Jessup, Brittney Mecca of Jessup, Katlyn A. Pierson of Blakely, Jason Plotkin of Archbald, Justin A. Potis of Carbondale, Chiara L. Reha of Olyphant, Melinda Ruddy of Carbondale, Nicole E. Schnitzler of Peckville, Austin T. Shattin of Throop, Bradley D. Stankiewicz of Olyphant, Kelsey L. Swift of Peckville, Tionna M. Thompson
of Dickson City, Lindsey M. Wheaton of Carbondale, Charles K. White of Simpson, Brittany M. Wilcha of Carbondale and Nicholas B. Worobey of Throop. • More than 1,650 students have been named to the fall dean’s list at Kutztown University. Local students included: Ashley Carter of Eynon, Carly Erdmann of Forest City, Tyler Fiume of Throop, Shelby Lynne Gallis of Scott Township, Cara L Griffith of Dickson Cty, Amanda Tini of Archbald and Corey Tomasetti of Dickson City. • Bucknell University has released the dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester. The
semester. Local students included:: Stephanie T. Bortree of Peckville, Ashley O. Castillo of Carbondale, Nicholas A. Ciambriello of Greenfield, Zachary J. Forish of Archbald, Tziporah Moskowitz of Blakely, Amanda Ogozaly of Carbondale, Rachel L. Passarelli of Eynon, Mariah L. Runco of Olyphant, McKenzie Runco of Olyphant, Makayla Seifert of Throop, Patrick Solomon of Archbald, Randy Taylor of Scott Township, Alexander A. Varaksa of Throop, Barbara G. VerLackawanna College has recognized rastro of Scott Township, Samantha L. the 200 students named to its president’s VonStorch of Scott Township and Paige list for academic excellence during the fall C. Williams of Jessup. list included Eric Gowat and Cali Wilson, both from Peckville. • More than 1,400 students were named to the dean’s list at York College of Pennsylvania, including Nico Cavalari and Casey Palko, both of Archbald. • Karl Lewis of Olyphant was named to the Champlain College dean’s list for the fall semester.
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From Helen’s Kitchen BY Lori KisheL
1 cup eggplant, peeled and cubed (optional) Sour cream biscuits (recipe follows) In a plastic bag, combine meat and the 1 tablespoon flour; shake to coat meat. Spray a 4-1/2-quart Dutch oven or soup pot with nonstick coating. Add meat and onion; cook until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off any fat. Add potatoes, undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, water, bouillon, sugar, thyme, Worcestershire sauce and bay leaf. Bake, covered, at 350º for 1-1/4 hours. Add eggplant; cover and bake 30 minutes more. Prepare sour cream biscuits: In a large mixing bowl, stir together 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder. Cut in 1/2 stick butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/3 cup reduced-fat dairy sour cream and 1/4 cup skim milk. On a lightly floured surface knead dough 8 to 10 times. Roll or pat to 1/2-inch thickness. With a 2-inch biscuit cutter, cut dough into circles. Yield: 12 biscuits. Remove stew from oven. Discard bay leaf. Increase oven temperature to 400º. Combine 1/3 cup reduced-fat dairy sour cream and 1 tablespoon flour; stir into stew. Brush biscuits with 2 teaspoons milk; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sesame seed, if desired. Arrange cutout biscuits atop meat mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 400º for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until biscuits are golden. If desired, garnish each serving with fresh thyme. Yield: 6 servings.
CHICKEN-VEGETABLE SOUP WITH ORZO 1 (3 pound) package chicken pieces 3 quarts water 1 medium onion, cut into 8 wedges 1 cup chopped carrots 1 cup chopped celery 1 tablespoon black peppercorns 1-1/2 cups sliced carrots 1 cup diced celery 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 bay leaf 1/2 cup uncooked orzo Remove and discard giblets and neck from chicken. Rinse chicken under cold water; pat dry. Trim excess fat. Combine chicken and 3 quarts water in a stockpot; bring to a boil. Add the onion, chopped carrot, chopped celery and peppercorns; bring to a boil. Partially cover; reduce heat and simmer 1 hour. Remove chicken from broth; reserving broth; cool. Remove chicken from bones; cut into bite-size pieces. Strain chicken broth through a sieve over a bowl; discard solids. Add enough water to broth to measure 10 cups; pour broth mixture into stockpot. Add diced carrots, diced celery, basil, oregano, salt and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Add chicken and orzo; cook 8 minutes or until pasta is done. Yield 8 servings.
BEEF STEW WITH SOUR CREAM BISCUITS 3/4 pound boneless beef top round steak, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour Nonstick spray coating 1 medium onion, chopped 3 medium potatoes, cubed 1 (14-1/2-ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained Half of 6-ounce can low-sodium tomato paste 2-1/2 cups water 2 teaspoons instant beef bouillon granules 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 bay leaf
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HEARTY VEGETABLE PIZZA 2 (8-count) cans crescent rolls 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 cup mayonnaise 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix 3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper 3/4 cup chopped onion 3/4 cup chopped broccoli 3/4 cup chopped cauliflower 1/2 cup chopped tomato 1 (2-ounce) can sliced black olives, drained 1 carrot, shredded 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese Spread crescent roll dough over JANUARY 13, 2017
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ungreased 7x11-inch baking dish. Bake at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Beat cream cheese, mayonnaise and salad dressing mix in mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Spread over cooled crust. Top with green pepper, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, tomato, olives, carrot and cheese. Cover with waxed paper, pressing down slightly. Chill; cut into squares to serve. Yield: 20 servings.
dium heat. Add oil and swirl to coat bottom of skillet. Cook peas, onion, garlic, rosemary and red pepper flakes, covered, for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in reserved cooking liquid and black pepper. Cook, covered, for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. To serve, transfer pasta to a large serving bowl; stir in pea mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 8 servings.
POTATO MOCHA POUND CAKE 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules 2 tablespoons hot water 1-1/2 cups low-fat milk 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups sugar 1 cup instant potato flakes 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 (4-ounce) package chocolate instant pudding mix 2 sticks butter, softened 4 large eggs Chocolate glaze (recipe below) Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan. Combine coffee granules and hot water in a small bowl, stirring until coffee is dissolved. Stir in milk. Combine flour, sugar, potato flakes, baking powder, salt, pudding mix, butter and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Beat at low speed until blended. Beat in the milk mixture and continue to beat at medium speed for 4 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pan; bake 50 to 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near center comes PEAS AND PASTA 12 ounces dried medium pasta shells out clean. Cool in pan for 30 minutes. Invert onto a serving platter. Top with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ice cream or with a chocolate glaze. 20-ounce bag (4 cups) frozen green peas Chocolate glaze: Melt 2 ounces 1 large sweet onion, coarsely chopped unsweetened chocolate and 2 teaspoons 2 tablespoons bottled minced garlic or butter together; slowly pour over top of cake, allowing to drip randomly down 12 medium cloves garlic, minced the sides). 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes Any comments, questions or favorite recipes? 12 teaspoon black pepper Feel free to send your thoughts to 3 tablespoons shredded or grated firstname.lastname@example.org, and please write, Parmesan cheese “Helen’s Kitchen Request, ATTN: Lori” in the subject Cook pasta using package directions, line to make sure I receive it. Thank you! omitting salt and oil. Reserve 2 cups Find more recipes at cooking liquid; drain pasta and leave in thevalleyadvantage.com colander. Heat a large skillet over me-
ZITI SAUSAGE CASSEROLE 1 pound ziti noodles 3 pounds mild Italian sausages 1 medium chopped yellow onion 3 minced garlic cloves 2 large chopped green peppers 1 (2-1/2-pound) can Italian-style tomatoes, quartered, not drained 1 cup beef broth 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 1 pound shredded Mozzarella cheese Prepare pasta according to package directions; set aside. Brown sausage in large skillet. Add onion, garlic and green pepper; sauté 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, broth and Italian seasoning; simmer covered for 30 minutes. Remove sausage and sauce from heat, remove sausages and cut them into 1-1/2-inch lengths. Combine pasta, sausage and sauce in a large casserole dish and bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Stir in cheese; bake 15 minutes more. Serve warm. Yield: 6-8 servings.
area c hu r ch se rv ic es All Saints Orthodox, 211 Willow Ave., Olyphant. Great Vespers Saturdays 4 p.m., confessions one half hour before services (one hour before during Great Lent and Advent). Divine Liturgy, Sunday and Feast Days, 9:30 a.m. Great Vespers, evenings of Feast Days, 6:30 p.m. Rev. Paul Schellbach is pastor. 570-489-0942. Blakely Baptist, 201 Main St., Blakely. Sunday service 10 a.m.; Sunday school 11:15 a.m.; prayer and study Thursdays 7 p.m. Rev. William Duke is pastor. 570-489-7423. Blakely Primitive Methodist, 313 First St., Blakely. Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m.; Sunday school 9 a.m. Rev. Scott McGrady is pastor. blakelypmchurch.webs.com 570-592-5259. Blessed Sacrament Parish, (Roman Catholic) 215 Rebecca St., Throop. Saturday Mass at 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m. Monsignor Michael J. Delaney is pastor. 570-489-1963. Bradley Memorial United Methodist, 106 Lincoln St., Dickson City. Sunday service 9 a.m. Amy B. Raser is pastor. 570-489-5875. Christ Episcopal, 700 Delaware St., Forest City. Holy Eucharist celebrated Sundays at 9 a.m. Sunday school for children ages 5-12 at 9 a.m. christchurchforestcity.com 570-785-3425. Christ the King Parish, (Roman Catholic). Saturday Mass: 7:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas, 411 Church St., Archbald. Sunday Mass: 7 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon at St. Thomas; 8:30 a.m. at St. Mary of Czestochowa, 417 Main St., Eynon. Weekday Masses: 7:15 a.m. and noon Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at St. Thomas. Eucharistic Adoration Thursdays 7:15 and noon at St. Mary. Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. at St, Mary. Confessions: daily before Mass, Saturdays 3:30 p.m. at St. Thomas, Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Mary. Rev. Christopher Sahd is pastor. 570-876-1701. Clifford Baptist Church, 519 Church St. Clifford. Sunday service 10 a.m. 570-222-4701. Community Bible, Route 107, Heart Lake Road, Scott Township. Sunday service 10:30 a.m. (pre-service music 9:45 a.m.). Bible study Wednesdays 7:15 p.m. Women’s ministry Thursdays 11 a.m. Men’s ministry Saturdays (bi-weekly) 8 a.m. Rev. W. Jay Best is pastor. 570-254-6467; 570-2824918. Covenant Reformed, 47 S. Church St., Carbondale. Sunday worship 9:30 and 11 a.m. Fellowship brunch at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Richar Miller is pastor. 570-282-6400. info@ covenantrc.org covenantrc.org Dickson City Assembly of God, 1015 Commerce Blvd., Park Center Plaza, Dickson City. Sunday services 10 a.m. Kidztown 10 a.m. Sunday. Digging Deeper Tuesdays 6-8 p.m. Thirsty? Youth (grades 7-12) 6-8:30 p.m. Rev. James Dinger is senior pastor. dcassembly.net. 570-489-8321. Dickson City Primitive Methodist, 516 Jackson St., Dickson City. Sunday school: 9:45 a.m. Traditional service Sunday at 11 a.m. 570-489-3452. Dunmore United Methodist, 222 S. Blakely St., Dunmore. Sunday service 10:30 a.m., Sunday school 10:45 a.m; Rev. Carole McCallum is pastor. 570-343-3789. Faith Baptist, 545 Keystone Ave., Peckville. Sunday service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; inspiration service noon; Bible study and youth group Wednesdays 7 p.m. Choir practice Mondays 7 p.m.; Robert Vigil is pastor. 570-383-0330. First Presbyterian, 325 Third Ave., Jessup. Sunday service 10 a.m. 570-489-8893. First Presbyterian of Carbondale, 76 Salem Ave., Carbondale. Sunday service 10:30 a.m. 570-282-4611. First United Methodist of Carbondale, 20 N. Church St., Carbondale. Sunday services 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9 a.m. Rev. Donald Perry is pastor. 570-282-5740. Pastor’s phone: 570-766-9558. Email: email@example.com. First United Methodist, 520 Washington Ave., Jermyn. Sunday service 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday school 10:45 a.m. Linda Eckersley is pastor. 570-876-0392. First United Presbyterian of Lackawanna Valley, 1557 Main St., Peckville. Sunday school 9 a.m. Sunday service 10 a.m. Bell choir Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Bible study Thursdays 7 p.m. Rev. Virginia Miner is pastor. firstup.org. 570-489-4682.
The Gathering Christian Center, 52 Dundaff St., Suite 3, Carbondale. Sunday school 9 a.m., Sunday service 10:30 a.m. (Spanish translation available). Nursery and children’s church provided. Youth service at 5 p.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m., Frank Garcia is pastor. 570-955-6789 thegatheringcc.org. Grace Bible Church, 130 University Drive, Dunmore. Sunday service at 10 a.m. 570-342-5651. gracebiblepa.com. Holy Cross Parish, (Roman Catholic) Olyphant. Saturday vigil Mass 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Confession: Saturday before the Vigil Mass at St. Patrick, 200 Delaware Ave. Monsignor Michael J. Delaney is pastor. 570-489-0752. Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic, 313 First Ave., Jessup. Vespers Saturday at 2 p.m. Holy mystery of penance (confessions) Saturday 3-3:25 p.m. Divine Liturgy Saturday at 4 p.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday at 11 a.m. Holy day Divine Liturgy 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monsignor John T. Sekellick is pastor. 570-489-2353. Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic, 619 Center St., Throop. Sunday Mass in English 10 a.m. Very Rev. William Chromey is pastor. 570-489-0172. Jermyn Primitive Methodist, 763 Jefferson Ave., Jermyn. Sunday worship 10 a.m.; Sunday school 11:15 a.m. Call for mid-week prayer and Bible study time. Rev. Allan Rupert is pastor. 570-876-4511. Lenoxville United Methodist, 4842 Route 374 Lenoxville. Sunday service: 10 a.m. Eric Watkins is pastor. 570-222-3331. Montdale United Methodist, 961 Lakeland Drive, Scott Township. Sunday school 10 a.m. Sunday worship 11 a.m. Linda Eckersley is pastor. 570-254-6319. Pastor: 570563-2371, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Mount Bethel Baptist, 1341 Layton Road, Justus. Sunday worship service at 9:30 a.m. followed by Sunday school. Rev. Donald Hasselman is pastor. 570-587-5841. North Valley Baptist, meeting in the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Center, 1300 Old Plank Road, Mayfield. Sunday service 10:30 a.m.; children’s church and nursery provided. Rev. James R. Schmidt is pastor. 570-282-2413. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, (Roman Catholic), 15 Fallbrook St., Carbondale. Masses Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. Confessions Saturday 4 p.m. weekday Mass Tuesday, Thursday at 8 a.m. CCD classes and RCIA meet September to May. Rev.James A. Price, C.P. is pastor. OLMC@echoes.net. OLMC.weconnect.com. 570-282-5172. Parker Hill Community, 933 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Dickson City. Saturday worship at 6 p.m. Sunday worship at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Children’s ministries (birth to grade five at all services). Middle school (grades six to eight) and high school (grades nine to twelve) meet Wednesdays at 7 p.m. For more information visit parkerhill.org, e-mail email@example.com or call 570-341-8383. Peckville Assembly of God, 3364 Scranton/Carbondale Highway, Blakely. Sunday worship services at 9 and 11 a.m. Worship and youth services 7 p.m. Wednesday. Nursery and “Kidz Street” available at all services. Rev. Terry Drost is lead pastor. 570-489-4961. peckvilleassembly.com.
Peckville United Methodist, 732 Main St., Peckville. Sunday worship 11 a.m. Rev. Amy Raser is pastor. peckvilleumc.org. 570-489-0713 or 570-383-1035. Presbyterian of Dunmore, 137 Chestnut St., Dunmore. Sunday service 10:30 a.m.; coffee hour and fellowship following service; Sunday school 9:30 a.m. 570-343-6807. dunmorepresby.org. Queen of Angels Parish, (Roman Catholic) Jessup. Masses Saturday 4 and 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 and 11 a.m. at St. Michael, 320 First Ave. Parish office at 605 Church St., Jessup. Rev. Gerard M. McGlone is pastor. 570-489-2252. Rescue & Restore Church, 125 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant. Wednesdays and Sundays at 6:30 p.m.; child services/ care is available. Rev. Jack Munley is pastor. Sacred Heart of Jesus, (Roman Catholic) 1101 Willow St., Peckville. Masses weekdays at 6:50 a.m., Saturday Mass at 4 p.m.; Reconcilation 3:15-3:45 p.m. (other times by appointment), Sundays 8 and 10 a.m., Monsignor Peter P. Madus is pastor. 570-383-3244. Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, (Roman Catholic) 624 Madison Ave., Jermyn. Sacrament of Penance Saturdays, 3:15 p.m., weekdays at 8 a.m. Vigil Saturdays 4 p.m. Liturgy Sundays 8 and 10:30 a.m.; weekdays 8 a.m. CCD Sundays 9:15-10:20 a.m. 570-876-1061. SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic, 135 River St., Olyphant. Liturgy Saturday (English) 4 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. (Slavonic responses sung by church choir) and 11:30 a.m. (English); weekday Liturgy (Monday through Saturday) 8 a.m.; holy days Liturgy 9 a.m.; confessions are heard Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Rev. Nestor Iwasiw is pastor. stcyrils.weconnect.com. 570-489-2271. SS. James and George Episcopal, 398 Washington Ave., Jermyn. All baptized Christians are welcome to celebrate the Holy Eucharist Sunday at 10 a.m. Bible study is at 9 a.m.; Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Ron Fowler is senior warden. 570-876-4896. SS. Peter and Paul Greek Catholic, 47 Rittenhouse St., Simpson. Sunday Liturgy 8 a.m. Rev. Paul Wolensky is pastor/administrator. 570-342-7023. St. Adalbert Polish National Catholic, 515 Mary St., Dickson City. Sunday Masses 9 a.m. Very Rev. William Chromey is pastor. 570-489-0172. St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Greek Catholic, 300 Main St., Blakely. Sunday Divine Liturgy 10 a.m. (9:30 a.m. JuneSept.) Very Rev. Benjamin Worlinsky is pastor. 570-3830530. St. Basil the Great Orthodox, 9 Lord Ave., Simpson. Saturday: Vespers 6 p.m. Sunday: Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. 570-282-4052. St. Basil the Great Russian Orthodox, 33 Midland St., Simpson. Saturday: Vespers 6 p.m. Sunday: Matins 8 a.m.; Divine Liturgy 10 a.m. Sundays from June through September: Matins 8 a.m. Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. Very Rev. Mitred Archpriest David J. Hritcko is pastor. 570-282-2314. St. James Episcopal Church, 2050 Rte. 247 in Dundaff, is open for the summer season. Sunday services at 11 a.m. Pastor is Rev. Peter Pearson. St. John Russian Orthodox, 700 Hill St., Mayfield.
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Saturday confessions 3:30 p.m.; Vespers 4 p.m.; Sunday Matins 8 a.m.; Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.; eve of feast days 6:30 p.m.; confessions heard before services. Feast day Liturgies 9:30 a.m.; they can be heard on WTRW-FM (94.3). Very Rev. Mitred Archpriest John D. Sorochka is pastor. 570-876-0730. St. John the Baptist Orthodox, off Route 247, Dundaff. Divine Liturgy Sunday 9 a.m. Very Rev. Michael Evans. 570-205-0697. St. John Vianney Parish, (Roman Catholic). Masses Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 8 and 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi, 704 Montdale Road, Montdale. Mass Sunday 9:30 a.m. at St. Pius, Route 106, Royal. Confession Saturday, 4:15 at Corpus Christi; Sunday, 9:10 a.m. at St. Pius. Rev. Michael J. Kirwin is pastor. 570-254-9502. St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran, Main and Bank Streets, Archbald. Sunday service 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school 10:30 a.m. 570-876-4612. St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox, 522 Main St., Dickson City. Sunday 9 a.m., Divine Liturgy. Rev. Alexei Kalyuzhnyi is pastor. 570-903-3612. St. Michael’s Orthodox, 308 Walnut St., Jermyn. Saturday Great Vespers, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday Matins, 8 a.m.; Divine Liturgy, 9:30 a.m. Very Rev. John Kowalczyk is pastor. stmichaeljermyn.org. 570-876-1241. St. Nicholas Orthodox, 600 E. Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant. Saturday Vespers 4 p.m.; Sunday Divine Liturgy 9 a.m. Holy Days: Vespers 6 p.m.; Divine Liturgy 9 a.m. Very Rev. Vladimir Fetcho is pastor. 570-489-3891. St. Rose of Lima Parish (Roman Catholic), 6 N. Church St., Carbondale. Masses Saturday 4 p.m. at St. Rose; Sunday 7:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. at St. Rose; Sunday 9 a.m. at St. Michael, 46 Midland St., Simpson; Confessions Saturday 3:15 p.m. at St. Rose. Weekday Masses Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. at St. Rose; 12:10 p.m. Wednesday at St. Michael. CCD classes and RCIA meet September to May. Rev. James A. Price, C.P. is pastor. firstname.lastname@example.org. strosecarbondale.weconnect.com. 570-282-2991. St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran, 25 Hillcrest Dr., Dickson City. Saturday service at 6 p.m. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Glen Triplett is pastor. 570-489-2462. Throop United Methodist, 136 Charles St., Throop. Sunday service 9:30 a.m. Rev. David Hinkley is pastor. 570383-0505. Tompkinsville United Methodist, 1448 Heart Lake Road, Scott Township. Sunday worship 9 a.m. Sunday school for adults and children 10:30 a.m. Beth Taylor is pastor. 570-760-8234. Trinity Episcopal, 58 River St., Carbondale. Holy Eucharist celebrated Sundays 11 a.m.; Sunday school 11 a.m. Sunday school for children 5-12 11 a.m. All baptized Christians are welcome to share in the Eucharist Sundays at 11 a.m. 570-282-3620. Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, (Roman Catholic), 619 Dundaff St., Dickson City. Weekday Mass 7:30; Saturday Mass 8 a.m. Saturday vigil 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. Monsignor Patrick J. Pratico is pastor. 570-489-2091.
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Jacob Vituszynski, a sophomore, is the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) award winner from Mid Valley High School. Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.
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outfield, second base, shortstop, catcher/fielder and pitchers. Email biyoob2@ yahoo.com. • The Dickson City Little League will hold registration for players ages 4-16 on Sunday Jan. 15, 1-4 p.m. at the Dickson City Civic Center. Registration fee is $40 for one player and $60 for two or more in the same family. For more information call 570-489-3415. • The Mid Valley Junior and Senior league will hold registration for players ages 13-16, who reside in Dickson City, Olyhant or Throop. Registration will be on Sundays Jan. 15 and 22, 1-4 p.m. at the Dickspn City Civic Center. Registration fees are $40 for one player and $60 for two or more. For more information call 570-489-3415. • 12U Valley Petunia League will hold its first meeting for the 2017 season on Monday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post No. 411, 508 Church St. in Jessup. Any organization that would like to participate in the league should attend.
• Jessup Youth Sports Association will hold softball registration for girls ages 6-18 and Tee-ball girls ages 4-5 on Saturday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m. to noon; Saturday, Jan. 28, noon to 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 1, 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jessup Borough Building, 395 Lane St. in Jessup. Registration: $65 per player; $100 per family. Call 570-687-4735. • The Throop Little League will hold baseball registrations at the Throop Civic Center on: Saturdays, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, 6-8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 29, 6-8:30 p.m; Wednesdays, Feb. 1 and 8, 6-8:30 p.m. Any additional Throop Little League registration questions call 570-489-2588. • Valley Area Girls Softball will have its league meetings on the second Wednesday of the month (next meeting: Feb. 8) through April at the Shopa-Davey Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6082, 123 Electric St. in Peckville. Meetings are open to anyone wishing to participate in league activities.
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Jan. 3 Senior Citizen Mixed: Ralph’s won four points. Lillian’s, Lorraine’s and J.J. Jokers won three points. Andy’s and Cindy’s won two points. Dar’s, Cindy’s and John’s won one point. The individual female high series was bowled by Marge Burrell with a 508. She also had the individual female high game with a 190. The individual male high series was bowled by Matt Leonard with a 517, while the individual male high game was 190 bowled by John Schmidt. Other scores were: Donna Kozlik 122-113-324, Marge Burrell 163-155, Lillian Leo 115-142-107-364, Thelma Lowry 125-121-149-395, John Schmidt 105-115-410, Frank Corio 128-145-149-422, Dorothy Whitman 118-110-170398, Andy Notchick 163-181, Dolores Smey 137-123-175435, Lucille McDonough 159-133-157-440, Nancy Rinaldi 139-147-160-446, Ralph Hoyle 157-146-161-464, Tom Tedesco 139-144-118-401, Mary Ann Debish 141-188-160-489, Angie Atkinson 113-136-324, Lorraine Andrukat 130-159156-445, Barbara Case 121-133-101-355, Mary Ann Korty 114-150-111-375, Donna Rodgers 168-163, Dave Andrukat 137-140-127-404, Helen Swan 165-150-104-419, Georgeann Calabro 114-136-1162-412, Joe Bauman 159-189-149-497, Joe Jerin 149-181-147-477, Hank Majdic 153-135-143-431, Shirley Green 140-146-137-423, Cindy Urbas 121-146, Tom Kozlik 120-129-159-408 and Matt Leonard 153-184-180. Jan. 7 Third- through Sixth-Grade Mixed: Storm Strikers won three points. Team #4 won two points. High Energy won one point. The individual female high series was bowled by Samantha Sharp with a 225. She also had the individual female high game with a 90. The individual male high series was bowled by Anthony DiBlasi with a 370. He also had the individual male high game with a 141. Other scores were: Samantha Sharp 82, Robert Constantine 121-97-93-311, Nathan Gallup 86-102-101-289, Christopher Collins 65-109-79-253, Justin Eldred 66-98-77241, Connor Sansky 47-72-93-212, Aidan Dragwa 90-10499-293, Anthony DiBlasi 108-121 and Madison Frankowski
20-40-34-94. First half champions: Flaming Strikerz. Second half starts Jan. 14. Anyone interested should call the center at 570-282-3960. Seventh- through 12th-Grade Mixed: Mighty Strikers and Flaming Pins won three points. Ten Pin Mafia won two points. Split Happens won one point. The individual female high series was bowled by Aniesa Dragwa with a 545. She also had the individual female High game with a 211. The individual male high series was bowled by Logan Fuga with a 533, while the individual male high game was 205 bowled by Mason Schaffer. Other scores were: Alexandra Seaman 122-92-90-304, Jenna Seaman 81-68-80-229, A.J. Stolarik 119-111-120-350, Alexandra Clark 97-118-95-310, Matt Gallup 114-98-109321, Stephen Stolarik 70-80-207, Angel Martin 114-93-107314, Nicolina Broskoskie 163-165-160-488, Dylan Kilmer 119-126-134-379, T.J. Rosar 162-194-155-511, Aniesa Dragwa 178-156, Dominick LaVolpe 90, m Dale McConnell 139-128-154-421, Taylor Warring 156-184-194-534, Charlotte McCarren 183-153-174-510, Kodie Huston 129143-177-449, Colin Burke 148-149-387, George Marak 9388-105-286, Logan Fuga 164-178-191, Jaiden Rosar 139-101125-365, Jenna Eldred 108-102-128-338 and Mason Schaffer 158-159. First half champions: Ten Pin Mafia. Second half starts Jan. 14. Anyone interested should call the center at 570-2823960. Upper Valley Sunday Night Mixed: H&S Specialty Printing and Moran’s Traven won five points. Baer’s Harley Davison won four points. : Just Us won one point. The high team series was bowled by Baer’s Harley Davison’s with a 2260. The high team game was bowled by Just Us with an 849. The individual female high series was bowled by Cindy McDonough with a 553. She and Becky Empet had the individual female high game with a 264. The individual male high series was bowled by Joe Caloger with a 643. The individual male high game was bowled by Derek Buffington with a 256. First half champions: H&S Specialty Printing.
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14,8 8 0
2014 BUICK ENCORE 4X4 23,000 Miiles
2011 TOYOTA RAV
4x4 limited Low w Miles
14,8 8 0
2016 JEEP COMPASS 4X4 18,000 Miles
2013 NISSAN ROGUE 4X4
Low w Miles
15,9 9 0
2014 HONDA CRV 4X4 Low Miles
2013 HONDA CRV 4X4
Lo ow Miles
16,9 9 0
2013 CHEVY SONIC
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