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Helping our Furry Friends Fundraiser scheduled for next weekend By Josh McAuliffe

“We’re lucky to attain these items through donations and suppliers. We’re sPeciAl To The TRiBoRo BANNeR hoping people will bid on this stuff and it goes a little higher,” said PFTA vice Plenty of local organizations are dedipresident Kevin Young. “With this event, cated to finding forever homes for pets. we’re going to be introducing ourselves to The volunteers behind PAWsitively for the Animals (PFTA) serve a different niche, a bunch of new clients, we hope. Hopefully but one that is just as valuable to our four- this will be an event we can do every year.” The group’s other volunteer board legged friends. members include Janet Garvey (board Since its founding in January 2015, president), Beth Weary (secretary), LyPFTA has been devoted to raising and nette Labukas, Jeannie Sluck and Young’s distributing funds and donating food to numerous causes benefiting homeless, sick wife, Lisa (treasurer). “We all have animals, and we all have and hungry animals. deep compassion for them,” Young said. To help sustain that mission, the The group’s fundraising is directed tononprofit group will hold its first Silent ward pet adoption and rescue and low-cost Pet Auction fundraiser on Sunday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Acacia Lodge, spay/neuter programs. It also maintains a pet food bank, an emergency assistance 617 Union St., Taylor. fund and education regarding responsible The event will feature numerous dopet ownership. nated pet items up for bidding, including Among other organizations, PFTA has crates, carriers, strollers, stairs, ramps, raised funds and supplies for St Cats, Blue wheelchairs, gates, doors and houses. All items are brand-new, and bids will start at Chip Animal Rescue, Griffin Pond Animal 50 percent or more below their retail cost. Shelter, Tailways to Heaven Rescue, San Antonio Humane Society, Mountain Fiber In addition, the event will include be a Sanctuary, Pike County Humane Society flea market, bake sale and a basket raffle. and the Luzerne County SPCA. All proceeds from the event will benefit Through its food bank, the group has PFTA. helped the Scranton Intervention Center provide food for family pets. And, it conducts pet food drives on behalf of Meals on Wheels’ elderly clientele. The group has also worked with several TS_CNG/TRIBORO/PAGES [T01] | 06/13/18


PFTA current Board Members, from left, seated: Lynette Labukas and RubyAnn. Standing: Jeannie Sluck, Beth Weary, Lisa Young and Kevin Young. Janet Garvey is also a board member.

local veterinary hospitals, including Bunker Hill in Factoryville. “Our organization seems to be an inspiration to a lot of the vets around here,” Young said. “When they see organizations like ours step up, they’re not accustomed to that. It inspires them to do what they can.” As word continues to spread about the group, Young hopes more animal lovers come forward to volunteer for the cause. “One thing we always find out in meeting people who have animals is that they are so dedicated to animals. It’s amazing, and it never surprises you, the generosity of people,” Young said. “And what people

give us by allowing us to help them is just incredible. That’s the biggest reward.” If you go What: Silent Pet Auction benefiting PAWsitively for the Animals When: Sunday, June 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Acacia Lodge, 617 Union St., Taylor Details: More information on the event and PFTA can be found at the group’s website, pawsitivelyfortheanimals. org, and its Facebook page, or by emailing, or calling 570-947-1393.

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AROU ND T O W N plans for the 45th anniversary class reunion. This is the last meeting before the reunion, which is being held on Saturday, July 28. All interested members are invited to attend.

Nia Lombardo from Avoca, Chris Merithew from Avoca, Madison Petro Taylor American Legion Post No. from Moosic, Katherine Stonikinis 306 has a drop-off box for unservicefrom Dupont, Andrew Yuhas from Old able, worn, torn, discolored or faded Forge and Marisa Zambetti from Old flags on the front porch of the Taylor Forge. Post, 208 S. Main St. Residents may • Jonathan Kelley from Old Forge bring any tattered or discolored flags was named to the dean’s list at Coastal • King’s College, recently anto the Taylor Post porch by Saturday, Carolina University. nounced the students who have qualiJune 16, at 10 a.m. An 11 a.m. cer• Bloomsburg University of Pennemony will be held at the Taylor Me- fied for the spring 2018 dean’s list. sylvania has recently released its list morial Cemetery to properly dispose Among them were: of students named to the dean’s list Tara Johnson, Kyler Kovaleski, of the collected flags. Call 570-562for the spring semester. They include: Dana Maurizi, Sarah Satkowski and 9920 for more information. Brian Dalbo of Taylor, Courtney Erin Schmidt, all from Avoca. Justin Enderline of Old Forge, Stephanie Coyne, Joshua Kramer and Jordan Golosky of Taylor, Ariana Liples of Powers, all from Duryea. Megan Moosic, Morgan Mickavicz of Taylor, St. Michael’s Orthodox Church Mcgowan and Brittany Rose, both Food Pantry, 512 Winter St. in Old from Moosic. Eric Grochowski, Erika Stewart Mitchell of Old Forge, Mallory Puchalski of Taylor, Greg Shaffer Forge, will be open Saturday, June Licciardone, Jacob Manetti, Mark Miof Moosic and Christopher Zawadzki 16, 11 a.m. to noon. This food pantry chno, Corey Palma, Nicholas Pelosi, of Moosic. serves Old Forge, Taylor and Duryea. Armando Sallavanti, Kasi Tryonas • More than 1,735 students have Anyone needing assistance from the and Mark Voyack, all from Old Forge. been named to the spring dean’s list food pantry should call 570-457-3703 Ryan Morgan from Taylor. at Kutztown University. Among them or visit the church website, stmi• A total of 1,621 students have were: Brendan Bordick Lesavag of Old for requirement criteria. been named to the dean’s List at East Forge and Jonathon Kamor of Duryea. Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) for the spring semester. Among them were: Sarah Augustine The Old Forge High Class of 1973 • Mikaela Buntz of Moosic gradufrom Moosic, Rhiannon Avvisato will meet at Arcaro & Genell’s on Tuesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. to finalize from Avoca, Anthony Halat from Du- ated from Elmira College summa cum laude. pont, Charles Koytek from Moosic, • Bucknell University presented degrees to 1,090 graduates, including Maura Powell of Moosic. • Ryan Paulish, of Old Forge is a graduate of Colgate University. He majored in political science.

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Employees of the Taylor branch of Citizens Savings Bank held a food drive and fundraiser to benefit St. Michael’s Orthodox Church Food Bank in Old Forge. They also volunteered their time to sort food and stock the pantry shelves. From left: Rev. Peter Henry, his wife Matushka Mary Lynn Henry and Citizens Savings Bank employees Diane Charge, Darlene Williams, Kim Marriggi, Courtney Seguin and Jim Dudeck.

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ChurCh of God,

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divine MerCy Parish,

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

first ConGreGational united ChurCh of Christ, 130 Union St. in Taylor. Sunday worship 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion served the first Sunday of the month. Pastor is Rev. Ginger L. Daubenhauser. 570-909-5434. First United Methodist oF taylor, 402 S. Main St. in Taylor. Sunday service: 9:30 a.m. Christian education adult Bible study: Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Sundays. Pastor is Rev. Donald A. Roberts Sr. 570-562-3335. First United Methodist oF old Forge, 143 Harrison

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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: Pastor is Erik J. Ferguson.

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

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

MoosiC united Methodist ChurCh,

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

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

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

Queen of the aPostles Parish,

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

st. GeorGe’s orthodox,

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

st. Mary’s byzantine CatholiC,

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

st. Mary’s Polish national CatholiC,

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

st. MiChael’s orthodox,

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

From Helen’s Kitchen BY Lori KisheL

CHILLED CARROT SOUP WITH LIME 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 pounds washed carrots, peeled, and chopped 2 large leeks, chopped 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 3 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper 6 1/2 cups chicken stock 8 tablespoons sour cream 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 2 teaspoons grated lime peel In large heavy pot, bring the oil to mediumhigh heat. Next, add carrots and leeks. Begin to sauté the leeks until they begin to soften but not brown, approximately 5 minutes. Next, add the garlic and sauté for about 1 minute. Add cumin and crushed red pepper; sauté 30 seconds longer. Add 6 1/2 cups chicken broth. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered until vegetables are very tender, about 35 minutes. Working in batches, puree soup in blender until smooth. Transfer soup to large bowl. Cool. Whisk in 6 tablespoons sour cream. 1 egg Cover soup and refrigerate until cold, at least 4 1/4 cup water hours or overnight. 3/4 cup all-purpose flour Stir lime juice into soup. Thin soup with more 1/4 teaspoon salt broth, if desired. Season with salt and pepper. 1/8 teaspoon baking powder Ladle into 4 bowls. Spoon 1/2 tablespoon sour Beat egg with water; add flour, salt and cream atop each serving. Sprinkle with cilantro baking powder. Beat until smooth. Drop by halfand lime peel. Yield: approximately 6 servings. teaspoons into gently boiling soup. Yield: 8 cups. BEEF AND TOMATO SOUP VEAL ROUNDS WITH 3 pounds beef short ribs or shank MUSHROOMS AND SAGE 2 (1-pound, 12-ounce) cans tomatoes 4 slices veal 1 tablespoon salt 4 slices proscuitto cheese, chopped 2 bay leaves 4 slices muenster cheese, chopped 4 cups water 1/2 glass white wine 1/4 pound green beans 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 can whole-kernel corn 1 medium onion, chopped 2 large onions, peeled and diced 1/2 stick butter 1 to 2 cups leftover vegetables Salt and black pepper to taste 2 tablespoons sugar 2 leaves fresh sage 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 small can mushrooms, drained Spaetzles, recipe follows Combine oil, butter and onion; sauté for 5 Place first 4 ingredients in large deep soup minutes. Salt and pepper the veal or turkey. pot; add water, cover. Bring to boil; skim Place 1 slice proscuitto and 1 slice shredded surface. Reduce heat; simmer for 1 hour. Add muenster cheese on veal or turkey slice. Roll beans, corn, onions, leftover vegetables, sugar up and close with toothpick. Cook for 20 and garlic. Simmer for 3 hours until meat is minutes on one side and turn for another 20 tender. Remove meat from soup with slotted spoon; remove and discard bones; transfer meat minutes until golden brown. Add sage leaves and mushrooms. Pour wine over meat and let to soup pot. Bring soup just to boiling; add wine evaporate. Cook 15 minutes more over Spaetzles; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. medium heat, adding 1/2 cup turkey broth. To make spaetzles:

Serve with mashed potatoes. Yield: 4 servings. GRILLED BACON BURGERS 2 pounds lean ground beef 1/4 cup green pepper, diced 1/4 cup scallions, sliced 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed Salt, black pepper, basil (to taste) 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 1 tomato, peeled, seeded and chopped 2/3 cup shredded Swiss, Cheddar or other cheese (optional) 8 strips bacon, room temperature Make 8 very large, flat patties from beef. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté next 5 ingredients in butter and add seasoning. Place 1 tablespoon vegetable mixture and small amount of tomato and cheese, if using, on 4 of the patties. Top each with 1 of remaining patties and crimp edges together; press together so they form a flattened ball. Wrap 2 strips bacon in an “X” around each burger; secure with toothpicks or small skewers. Grill far from coals for about 40 minutes. Yield: 8 burgers. CRUMMY CAULIFLOWER 1/2 package saltine crackers (about 25 saltines) 1/2 stick butter 1 large head cauliflower Roll crackers with rolling pin and crush until they resemble bread crumbs. Melt butter in frying pan; add crumbs and cook on medium heat until golden. Cook cauliflower until tender; drain. Sprinkle cauliflower with crumbs. Buttered crumbs are also excellent served over green or yellow beans. APRICOT AND PINEAPPLE JAM CRUMBLE CAKE 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature 1 stick butter or margarine, room temperature 1-1/4 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup milk 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt Combine first 6 ingredients in bowl of electric mixer; blend well. Sift flour, baking

powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture; blend well. Place 1/2 of the batter in lightly greased 12-inch-by-9-inch-by-2-inch baking pan. Cover with one (12-ounce) jar of apricot- pineapple preserves; then top with remaining batter. Bake at 350º for 35 to 40 minutes. Mix following ingredients and spread over baked cake. 2 cups coconut 2/3 cup brown sugar 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/3 cup melted butter 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts Place under broiler; watch closely until lightly browned. FRESH STRAWBERY CREAM ROLL 1 cup cake flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 large eggs 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup powdered sugar, divided 1/2 pint heavy cream, whipped 1 pint fresh strawberries Preheat oven to 375º. Line a 15-by-10-inch jelly roll pan with aluminum foil; bring foil up the sides. Lightly grease foil. Sift cake flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Beat eggs with electric mixer; gradually add sugar. Add water and vanilla alternately with dry ingredients; mix well. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until top springs back when touched. Turn cake out on cloth towel sprinkled with 1 tablespoon sifted powdered sugar. Peel off foil. Loosely roll cake and towel together and let cool on rack. When cool, unroll, spread with whipped cream sweetened with 1 tablespoon powdered sugar. Slice 1 pint of fresh strawberries over whipped cream. Reroll, put on plate and sprinkle remaining powdered sugar over top. Refrigerate. Yield: 8-10 servings. Any comments, questions or favorite recipes? Feel free to send your thoughts to, and please write, “Helen’s Kitchen Request, ATTN: Lori” in the subject line to make sure I receive it. Thank you!

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Scho ol n ew S Competition tests students’ Knowledge of physiCs

Riverside High School team one participated in the team competition. From left, seated: University of Scranton physics instructor Nicholas Truncale, coach Cris Toraldo and Huner Talipski. Standing: Jacob Fried, Sierra Santariero, Jason Holman, Kala Deininger, Madline Evans, Norah Zippitelli and Anthony DeFrancesco.

Riverside High School team two participated in the team competition From left: Truncale, Toraldo and Tyler Pawlikowski. Standing: Kevin Kearney, Natalie Sottile, Kerilyn Pon, Natalie Schield, Drew Caliano, Kyle Creedon and Charles Ponas.

Nearly 200 area students participated in The University of Scranton’s annual Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. The academic competition tested the high school students’ knowledge of physics and engineering through a series of quizzes and hands-on challenges. Students competed individually and in teams. The competition was organized by the University’s Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering with the purpose of encouraging more students to pursue careers in physics and engineering. The Joseph Kane Estate, the University’s Financial Aid Office, the Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering and students in the University’s physics and electrical engineering program support the Hayes Family Science Competition for high school physics and engineering students.


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old f o rg e e l em . ho lds h ealth fair The students of Old Forge Elementary recently attended their annual health fair. Pictured are some stations of learning all about good eating.

NO W HEA R THI S By Jeanie Sluck

TaylOR cOMMuniTy liBRaRy New audio books at the Taylor Community Library. “Eternal Life” by Dara Horn Rachel is a woman with a problem, she can’t die. Her recent troubles, widowhood, a failing business, an unemployed middle-aged son, are only the latest in a litany spanning dozens of countries, scores of marriages, and hundreds of children. In the 2,000 years since she made a spiritual bargain to save the life of her first son back in Roman-occupied Jerusalem, she’s tried everything to free herself, and only one other person in the world understands: a man she once loved passionately, who has been stalking her through the centuries, convinced they belong together forever. As the twenty-first century begins and her children and grandchildren, consumed with immortality in their own ways, from the frontiers of digital currency to genetic engineering, develop new technologies that could change her fate and theirs, Rachel knows she must find a way out. “What are You Afraid of?” by Alexandra Ivy She’s learned all about killers, they aren’t the kind of women anyone misses. Truck-stop hookers, run-aways, no one would even notice they’d disappeared if the killer didn’t photograph their lifeless bodies, posed in the back of a semi-trailer. Exactly like the infamous Trucker murders. This isn’t just a copycat, it’s a vendetta. Carmen Jacobs interviewed the world’s most terrifying serial killers for her bestselling book, The Heart of a Predator. The police might not believe her, but she knows there’s a monster out there, paying homage to other murderers. The only person who can predict where he’ll strike next is Griffin Archer—a reclusive software millionaire with ample reason not to help her. Carmen has charmed her way past Griffin’s defenses before. He didn’t intend to let it happen again. The clues point to a killer obsessed with Carmen, someone who knows her work, her past, her secrets, who won’t be satisfied until they have made all her deepest fears come true . “Twenty-One Days” by Anne Perry 1910: Twenty-five-year-old Daniel Pitt is a junior barrister in London eager to prove himself, independent of his renowned parents’ influence. The new case before him will be the test. When his client, arrogant biographer Russell Graves, is found guilty of murdering his

wife, Daniel is dispatched to find the real killer before Graves faces the hangman’s noose, in only twenty-one days. Could Mrs. Graves’s violent death have anything to do with her husband’s profession? Someone in power may be framing the biographer to keep damaging secrets from coming to light. It is a theory that leads Daniel’s investigation unexpectedly to London’s Special Branch—and, disturbingly, to one of his father’s closest colleagues. Caught between duty to the law and a fierce desire to protect his family, Daniel must call on his keen intellect and trust his natural instincts, to find the truth in a tangle of deception. “Justice Lost” by Scott Pratt After serving time for a false murder conviction, former criminal defense attorney Darren Street finally got his freedom back and is trying to build a regular life. When an unthinkable tragedy shatters his hard-earned normalcy, Street is left reeling from the devastating blow. As the criminal-justice system refuses to dispense justice, he sets out after the man responsible. Unwilling to stop at simply righting one wrong, Street decides to dust off his legal skills and dive back in and unseat the district attorney general in Knoxville, whose callous indifference nearly let a man get away with murder. Now navigating a broken establishment already steeped in corruption, Street will find the retribution and redemption he so desperately needs, unless it draws him even deeper into the very chaos that derailed his life in the first place. “The Last Sheriff in Texas” by James P. McCollom Beeville, Texas, was the most American of small towns, a place of good schools, clean streets and churches. Old West justice ruled, as evidenced by a 1947 shootout when outlaws surprised popular sheriff Vail Ennis at a gas station and shot him five times, point-blank, in the belly. Ennis managed to draw his gun and put three bullets in each assailant; he reloaded and shot them three times more. Time magazine’s full-page article on the shooting was seen by some as a referendum on law enforcement owing to the sheriff’s extreme violence, but supportive telegrams from all across America poured into Beeville’s tiny post office. Yet when a second violent incident threw Ennis into the crosshairs of public opinion once again, the uprising was orchestrated by an unlikely figure his close friend and Beeville’s favorite son, Johnny Barnhart. Barnhart confronted Ennis in the election

of 1952: a landmark standoff between old Texas, with its culture of cowboy bravery and violence, and urban Texas, with its lawyers, oil institutions, and a growing Mexican population. The town would never be the same again. “The Only Story” by Julian Barnes One summer in the sixties, in a suburb south of London, Paul, aged 19, comes home from university, and is urged by his mother to join the tennis club. In the mixed-doubles tournament he’s partnered with Susan Macleod, a fine player who’s forty-eight, confident, ironic, and married, with two nearly adult daughters. She is also a warm companion, their bond immediate. Clinging to each other as though their lives depend on it, they then set up house in London to escape his parents and the abusive Mr. Macleod. Decades later, Paul looks back at how they fell in love, how he freed Susan from a sterile marriage, and how gradually and relentlessly everything fell apart, and he found himself struggling to understand the intricacy and depth of the human heart. “Paris Metro” by Wendell Steavenson From the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 to the terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015, Paris Metro is a story of East meets West. Kit, a reporter, has spent several years after 9/11 living in the Middle East, working as a correspondent for an American newspaper. Moving between war-torn Baghdad, riots in Beirut, Syria during the Arab Spring, and Greece in the midst of a refugee crisis, she befriends insurgents, fundamentalists and soldiers, diplomats, middlemen, and monks, determined to understand and tell their story. Along the way she falls in love and marries a charismatic Iraqi diplomat named Ahmed, before their separation leaves Kit raising their teenage son alone in Paris. After the Charlie Hebdo attack occurs and, a few months later, terrorists storm the Bataclan, Kit’s core beliefs are shattered. The violence she had spent years covering abroad is now on her doorstep. What is the point of truth and tolerance when everything is blowing up around you? As Kit struggles with her grief and confusion, she begins to mistrust those closest to her: her friends, her husband, even her own son. “The Runaways” by Sonja Terjanian Ivy is on the run. She is finally ready to trade in a dead-end future of college debt and family obligations for the thrill of a fresh start. When she finds herself in an isolated cabin in the Poconos, she realizes that starting over is more difficult than she thought. Mary Ellen is attempting to reinvent

herself. Dissatisfied with her career and family life, Mary Ellen is finally pursuing art, something she has put aside for years. So, when she arrives at a cabin in the woods for an artist’s retreat and finds a teenage girl instead, she realizes this is her chance to start new .During a dangerous snow storm, the truth waits to be set free. “Midnight Promises” by Sherryl Woods When Elliott Cruz first courted struggling single mom Karen Ames, it was a romance worthy of any fantasy. The personal trainer made it his mission to restore Karen’s strength physical and emotional and to charm her children. Now, a few years into the marriage, colliding dreams threaten to tear them apart. Elliott’s desire to finance the business opportunity of a lifetime with their hard-earned money” stirs Karen’s deep-rooted financial insecurities. It’s the discovery that their brotherin-law is cheating on Elliott’s sister, and thinks it’s justified, that puts their irreconcilable differences into perspective. Will their own loving fidelity be a bond so strong they can triumph against all odds? “Educated” by Tara Westover Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her “head-for-thehills” bag. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother and in the winter she salvaged metal in her father’s junkyard. Her father distrusted the medical establishment, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when an older brother became violent. When another brother got himself into college and came back with news of the world beyond the mountain, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. She taught herself enough mathematics, grammar, and science to take the ACT and was admitted to Brigham Young University. There, she studied psychology, politics, philosophy, and history, learning for the first time about pivotal world events like the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

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arou nd t o w n

Historic al ExHi Bit

Recently the Peoples Security Bank on South Main Street hosted aisplay of collected history by the Old Forge Historical Society. Employees at the bank also provided cookies, coffee and snacks.

Carl Orechovsky scans photos that have been submitted by residents.

Artifacts from the Renna Dairy

Photos of local World War 2 veterans photos.

A cloth map of Europe. These were handed out to U.S. soldiers during World War 2.

Letters sent during World War 2 to the family of Joseph A. Tellish.


Members of the Scotchy’s Bar gang. If anyone can identify the patrons in this photo, please contact any society member.

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Multi-AwArd winn ing grAd

Sch ool n ewS

Wilkes University awarded the Mabel Scott Wandell Award and Sterling Leroy Wandell Award at its recent commencement ceremonies. Both awards were presented to Kelly Kempa of Old Forge. Kempa earned the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, summa cum laude. She received the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Academic Achievement Award, the Mylan Excellence in Pharmacy Award, the Lackawanna County Pharmacists Association Academic Achievement Award and the Lackawanna County Pharmacists Association Jurisprudence Award. She will begin a position with the Geisinger Health System in Wilkes-Barre as an ambulatory care clinical pharmacist. At the time she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in May 2016, Kempa earned a 4.0 cumulative grade point average. Since then, she went on to finish her six-year career at Wilkes with a 4.0 cumulative grade point average. She is the daughter of Deborah and Raymond Kempa.

Anne Skleder, senior vice president and provost, awards Steven Lee of Duryea at Wilkes University’s recent spring commencement.

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Anne Skleder, senior vice president and provost, awards Kempa with the Mabel Scott Wandell and the Sterling Leroy Wandell award.

Wilkes University senior Steven Lee of Duryea was awarded the Mabel Scott Wandell and the Sterling Leroy Wandell award. These awards are presented to the women and men in Wilkes University’s graduating class with the highest grade-point averages. Lee earned the Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, with a major in mechanical engineering. He graduated with a 3.95 cumulative grade point average. Lee received the award for outstanding academic achievement in mechanical engineering. He was the president of the Wilkes chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor society and a four-year member of the commuter council. He is the son of Shuk and Tin Lee. JUNE 14, 2018

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With the last day of school a thing of the past, spring sports have ended as well, including baseball and softball. At Riverside High School, both squads put on an end-of-the-season push that left them just short of big district playoff wins. Riverside baseball, led by coach Robert Davis, finished the year with a .467 (7-8) win percentage and lost a heartbreaker to Lake Lehman 1-2. The Vikings had a “successful season on the mound,” according to Davis. They sported a team ERA of 4.2 over 15 games. The Vikings pitching staff was led by senior Tyler Quick, who finished the year with a record of 3-5, a 3.78 ERA and an impressive 49 strikeouts. Offensively, a number of Vikings put up notable numbers. Senior Connor Peyton led the charge, hitting .462 with 18 hits, 14 runs, 9 RBIs, four doubles and two home runs. Sophomore Christian Cimakasky put on an offensive display, hitting .383 with 18 hits, four runs, 14 RBIs and four doubles. Riverside loses 11 seniors to graduation this year including Sam Hartman, Erik Benzeleski, Connor Peyton, Tony DeFrancesco, Jake Frie, Jason Holman, Devon O’Connor, Tyler Pawlikowski, Tyler Quick, Alex Torba and Zach Torba. Softball The Lady Vikes, led by coach Katie Fox, faced a difficult league schedule and finished the year 3-11. Fox was confident in her players and although they had a tough regular season, that did not stop them from a victory in the first game of district play. Their second game saw them giving the eventual champion, Holy Cross, a scare in their first round of the tournament. Unfortunately for Riverside, their two-run lead was erased, ending their season. Senior Sierra Santarsierro, 2-8 with 57 strikeouts, and junior Marilyn Hoskins, 0-2 with 13 strikeouts, led the

Lady Vikes pitching staff. On the offensive side of the game, Riverside held their own. Sophomore Hayley Scardo hit .383 with 18 hits, seven runs and eight RBIs, while fellow junior Julia Antoniacci batted .370 with 17 hits, nine runs and five RBIs, and Santarsiero helped her own cause stroking 12 hits, scoring eight runs and hitting .316. The Lady Vikes lose three seniors to graduation, Mia Capalongo, Julia Chickeletti and Sierra Santarsiero. Overall, both teams fought to the last out of the season and have plenty of moments of which to be proud. They look forward to next year.

Riverside’s relief pitcher Tyler Quick.


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Reunion Meeting: Students from the Riverside High School class of 1969 will meet Wednesday, June 20, at 7 p.m. at Arcaro & Genell’s in Old Forge. All interested members are encouraged to attend. Any questions, call 570-351-6790. The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) AirPower History Tour will bring the sights, sounds and stories of World War II aviation to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport on through Sunday, June 17. Fifi, one of only two B-29 bombers in the world that still fly, will be accompanied by a C-45 Expeditor, and a T-6 Texan. The tour’s collection of World War II aircraft has been providing hands-on history lessons to audiences across North America. Visitors to the ramp will be able to view the aircraft up close and tour the cockpit when the airplane is not flying. The aircraft will be staged on the main ramp at Aviation Technologies, 101 Hangar Road in Avoca. The event is open to the public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Access to the ramp is $10; $5 for youth ages 10 through 18. Children younger than 10 will be admitted free. Rides range from $85 to $1,595 depending on aircraft type. Rides may be booked in advance at where additional information about the event may also be found. FRee KaRate Classes: Free summer karate

classes (students must start before June 27) outside the Taylor Community Center on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. Children


Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration have been granted in the Estate of JUNE MAYAK, deceased, late of the Borough of Moosic, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, who died on March 8, 2018, Letters to Lori Ann Quick, Administratrix. All claims against the estate or indebted to the Estate should make a presentment or payment to Donald J. Frederickson, Jr., Esquire, attorney for the Estate, at Kobal & Frederickson, 435 Main Street, Moosic, PA 18507-1017.

6 years and older, and adults, are welcome. Sneakers and socks are required. Call 570-5621891 or 570-562-1917 with any questions.

seeKing legion MeMbeRs: The Taylor American Legion is searching for new regular members. Without a regular infusion of young veterans, many of our Legions and VFWs have had to close, as there weren’t enough regular members to support and manage their facilities. The Legion is at 210 S. Main St. in Taylor. The phone number is 570-562-9920. The Commander is Jacqueline Colburn, and the regular Legion meetings are on the ssecond Monday at 6 p.m. The email is: Polish language Classes: Polish language classes are held at the Taylor Library on Thursdays at 4-5:30 p.m. Call 570-562-2007 for more information. talK to the MayoR: The Old Forge mayor, Bob Legg, will have public hours Monday and Thursdays from 3-4:15 p.m. at the borough building, 310 S. Main St. Residents can walk-in or call 570-457-8852 to schedule an appointment.

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aiD FoR VeteRans: Temporary emergency funding to support either Pennsylvania veterans or nonprofit groups that serve veterans, is available through the Lackawanna County Veterans Affairs Office. An application for aid needs to be filled out and submitted along with a brief narrative and support documentation. Office staff are able to provide assistance in completing the application. They review the paperwork and generally provide an answer in two or three business days. The average grants are about $1,000, depending on need. The staff may also be able to suggest other forms of assistance and benefits that may be available. For more information, call 570-963-6778.

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Flag DisPosal: American Legion Post No. 306 reminds residents that a dropoff box for unserviceable, worn, torn, discolored or faded flags is on the front porch of the post home at 208 S. Main St. in Taylor. A ceremony is held annually at the Taylor Memorial Cemetery to properly dispose of the collected flags. For more information, call 570-562-9920. senioR Passes: The Old Forge School Board golden age policy passes, allowing borough residents 65 and older free admission to district-sponsored athletic events, are available in the high school office, 300 Marion St., Old Forge.


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