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HAVING A BALL Valley View presents a familiar fairy tale by Christopher Cornell ADVAntAGe eDitor

Valley View Performing Arts will present Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” on Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 11, at 3 p.m. in the Valley View High School auditorium. More than 70 students are involved in this year’s production, including members of the cast, crew and orchestra. One notable change this year: longtime director Gina Pascolini has handed over the director role to Nick Lazor, although she retains the title of production manager. “While it’s my first time being in charge of the entire production at Valley View, I have directored various shows in the past, both at Valley View and Abington Heights,” Lazor said. “The difference is, this year, I’ve also taken on many of the production roles — organizing props and costumes, for example. It’s a lot more work, but having many people volunteer their time is a tremendous help.” The rest of the production team in-


From left: Bobby Ferraro, Dominique Ferraro, Noah Benjamin, Lorna Yushinsky, Julia Romanovich, Mia Mercatili and Ryan Colman. On steps: Cammie Gillar and Noah McKane.

cludes Ken Rupp (light and sound crew), Torey Mengoni (vocal director), Michael Lesnesky (orchestra director), MaryTherese McKane (artistic associate), Mary Gowat (costume and props mistress), Craig Friedman (set construction, set and lighting design), Jana Martin (programs and artwork) and Jovanna Rusnak (production assistant). The musical has been produced for television three times: in 1957, 1965 and most recently in 1997. The 1957 version was seen by the largest audience in history at the time of its premiere: 107 million people approximately 60 percent of the country’s population at that time. The 1997 production was the No. 1 show of the week, with more than 60 million viewers. It became the highest-rated TV musical in a generation. “Vocal director Torey Mengoni and I chose it because it has a large ensemble,


giving many students the opportunity to be on stage,” said Lazor. “It also has one of the most beautiful soundtracks I’ve come across, as well as a couple of opportunities for some choreography during the show — a must for any show that I direct.” While a big show can make an impact on the audience, Lazor acknowledged wrangling that large a cast can be complicated. “Coordinating and choreographing large groups can be a headache, at times,” he said, “trying to make it look interesting without being overly complicated. There are a couple of moments in this show (“The Prince is Giving a Ball”, the ball itself, and “The Pursuit”) that took multiple rehearsals just to teach, since they involved so many members of the cast. In the end, though, the kids learn what they need to learn and work their

hardest to make sure the original idea is communicated to the audience.” Lazor noted that the most challenging aspect putting together the spring musical is “the unknown. Snow days (meaning, days with no rehearsal), student illness, delays in the delivery of the scripts or other necessary items can all throw a wrench into the best-laid plans. You have to ‘play the hand you’re dealt’ and accept that there are some things over which you have no control. Being adaptable and creative is a must.” Lazor also stressed that, although it is a familiar story, this version, created by the legendary team of Rogers and Hammerstein, is “not necessarily the version of the story everyone is familiar with. There are twists and turns that keep the audience guessing and allow the characters to take control of their own destiny. It is very much worth seeing.”

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Business For more information about the garden Linda Anelli, the Saint Ubaldo Society’s orders will be delivered upon request. To club, email or 570-222corresponding secretary and public relations place business orders, fax to 570-876- 2534 2233. no later than Monday, March 12. director, supplied most of the photos of La Corsa dei Ceri, as well as the book’s front cover photo. The Throop Neighborhood Watch The fourth annual memorial blood drive Association will host a "proper medicain memory of Donald Muchal Sr. will be tion disposal" presentation on Thursday, Sons of the American Legion (SAL) held Friday, March 16, noon to 5 p.m. at the March 22, at 7 p.m. at the Throop Civic Squadron No. 665 will hold its next meeting Wozniak-Pavloski Veterans of Foreign Wars Center: 500 Sanderson St. Learn about Post No. 7963, 284 Main St. in Eynon. You on Sunday, March 11, at 1 p.m. District 11 the importance of proper storage and can register online with the Red Cross or SAL will hold its next meeting on the same disposal of medications, the potential day at 2:30 p.m. Both meetings will be held email of drug theft and abuse, current trends, at The American Legion Post No. 665 in personal protection, protection of enDickson City. Any member can attend both vironment, FDA guidelines for proper meetings. Whitmore Hose Co. of Mayfield will hold disposal, medication take back sites and a chicken barbecue on Sunday, March 18 at implementation of local programs and the company headquarters, 305 Depew Ave., national events. There will be prizes, food, noon until sold out. Tickets are $10 and are refreshments and giveaways. Register for The Carbondale Area Ministerium has the event by calling 570-489-7076. scheduled the following community Lenten available at the Mayfield Municipal Buildservices: ing (570-876-4391) or from any company • Wednesday, March. 14, Trinity Episcopal member. For home delivery free of charge Church, River Street; up to three miles, call 570-876-3776. St. Michael’s Center, 403 Delaware • Wednesday, March. 21, Carbondale City St. in Jermyn, will hold its Easter sale on Hall (council chamber), Main Street Wednesday, March 28, noon to 4 p.m. The services will be held at noon. They are Easter pascha bread is $8 per loaf. Easter Marywood University will host Core open to all and will be followed by fellowship raisin pascha is $8.50. Bread loaves plain Ensemble to perform “Tres Vidas,” a new luncheons. chamber music theatre work celebrating the are $5; $6 with raisins. Homemade rolls are $10 for nut, poppy, apricot, Lekvar, lives of three significant Latin women, on pineapple coconut and raspberry cream. Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m., in the Sette Kielbasa is $7. Homemade horseradish in LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts at The Valley View High School class of 1978 white or red is $5. Homemade sopressata will meet at the Caverna Restaurant in Jessup Marywood University. The performance is is $13 per pound. Call 570-876-1456 to free and open to the public. on Wednesday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. to “Tres Vidas” celebrates the life, times and place an order; 570-876-3454 (fax). Order discuss plans for the class’ 40th anniversary cutoff date is Friday, March 23. reunion. Call 570-241-4992 for more informa- work of three significant Latin and South tion. American women: painter Frida Kahlo of Mexico, peasant activist Rufina Amaya of El Salvador and poet Alfonsina Storni of Registration is now open for the Argentina. Keystone/TUTeens Conservation Camp To commemorate the 167th anniversary of For additional information about the in LaPlume for teens 14-18, sponsored the incorporation of the City of Carbondale on performance, email, by Trout Unlimited and Keystone ColMarch 15, 1851, the Carbondale Historical Solege, June 17-23. Learn the art and the ciety will host a dinner on Thursday, March 15, or call 570-348-6211, ext. 2169. science of fly fishing and conservation. at The Anthracite Center at 41 N. Main St. in This is a one-week stay-over camp on the Carbondale beginning at 6 p.m. with a dinner campus of Keystone College. Fee is $400 The Mountain View Garden Club will catered by Plate d’azur. To make a reservation meet on the Tuesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. at with financial aid available. Register at for this event, email or for more or Reservations will close the Clifford Fire Hall, Route 106, Clifford. information call 570-954-5042 or email Lori Wallace, the Susquehanna County on Friday, March 9. 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aDult Craft series: The Valley Community Library, 739 River St. in Peckville, is now hosting a second addition of its adult craft series on the second Friday of the month (next meeting March 9) at 2 p.m. Each month will present a different craft. A $5 donation for supplies will be requested. For more information, call 570489-1765, or visit or on Facebook pages at valleycommunitylibrary or ChurCh fooD sale: All Saints Orthodox Church, 211 Willow Ave., Olyphant, will host a Lenten Food Sale on Friday, March 9 in the Church Hall from 11 am to 5 pm. Featured items: Pierogies with butter and onions or frozen by the dozen, cabbage and noodles, pagach, and clam chowder. Homemade baked goods will be available. For more information or to place an order, please call 570-383-0785 or 570-561-8082. Call church hall the day of the sale 570-489-5591. Advance orders are encouraged. twirling PerformanCe: Lynnette’s Twirlerettes will its annual baton twirling benefit on Friday, March 9, Centercourt at the Marketplace Steamtown beginning at 6 p.m. Twirlers

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From Helen’s Kitchen BY Lori KisheL

but if you prefer a thicker gravy, mix 1/4 cup flour with 1/4 cup cold water. Pour into the finished stew and cook and stir until the gravy is smooth and thickened.) To make the dumplings: Sift together: 1 cup flour IRISH STEW WITH DUMPLINGS 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 pounds stewing lamb 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/2 cup carrots, cubed 1/2 teaspoon salt Slowly stir in about 1/2 cup milk until 1/2 cup turnip, cubed the batter is thin enough to take up by 1 onion, sliced 1 potato, cubed rounded spoonfuls with a wet tablespoon. To vary, add 1/2 teaspoon poultry season2 cups potatoes, sliced ing, 1/2 teaspoon celery seed, 1 teaspoon Salt and black pepper dried onion flakes and 2 tablespoons salad Dumplings (recipe below) Cube or cut lamb into serving-size oil. Heat the stew to boiling point. The pieces. Cover lamb with boiling water and simmer 1 hour. Add carrots, turnips, onion gravy should be shallow enough so that and 1 cubed potato; cover and simmer 1/2 the dumplings rest on meat or vegetables as they cook. Put spoonfuls of batter on hour. Add 2 cups sliced potatoes. Cover and simmer 1/2 hour more; season to taste the stew. Cook, uncovered, 10 minutes. with salt and pepper. (Irish stew needs no Cover and cook 10 minutes longer. Yield: 6 thickening except the potato cooked in it, servings.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2018. Here are some of my traditional holiday favorites for your festivities. Enjoy great friends, family, food and don’t forget the parade. Stay safe, and have a wonderful celebration.


IRISH STUFFED PEPPERS 6 medium green peppers 1/2 pound Velveeta cheese spread, remove 1/2 cup 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained 1 cup ripe tomato, chopped 3/4 cup cooked rice 1 small onion, finely chopped Dash salt 1 cup bread cubes 1/2 stick butter, melted Remove tops and seeds from green peppers; drop peppers into boiling water and cook 5 minutes; drain well. In large bowl mix Velveeta cheese spread, broccoli, tomato, rice, onion and salt; mix well. Stuff peppers with this mixture; place in lightly buttered casserole dish. Gently mix together bread cubes and melted margarine and place on top of stuffed peppers. Bake at 350º for 35 to 40 minutes. Top with remaining 1/2 cup Velveeta cheese spread and bake just until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.

CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE 1 (3 to 4 pound) corned beef brisket 10 small onions 4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered 4 medium carrots, quartered 3 medium parsnips, peeled, sliced 1/2inch thick 2 medium rutabagas, peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 small head cabbage, cored, cut into wedges Prepared horseradish (optional) Prepared mustard (optional) Place brisket in a 6- or 8-quart pot or Dutch oven; ad enough water to cover. Bring to boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer slowly 2 hours or until meat is almost tender. Add onions, and next 4 ingredients; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Add cabbage, cover and simmer 20 minutes more or until cabbage is tender. Season to Please see HELEN, Page 13

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taste with salt and pepper. Serve corned beef on platter surrounded with vegetables. Serve with horseradish or mustard, if desired. Add some of the pan juices. Yield: 8 to 10 servings. MANGO-APPLE CHUTNEY (Great relish to serve with your meat dishes) Mix 3/4 cup diced onions, 3/4 cup sugar, 3/4 cup red wine vinegar, half a lemon, seeded and thinly sliced, 3/4 cup golden raisins, 1 clove minced garlic, 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon each; cloves, allspice and ground red pepper in large saucepan. Bring to boil, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. Stir in 2 ripe mangoes, peeled and diced, and 2 tart green apples, peeled, cored and diced. Increase heat; cook 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until fruit is tender and chutney is thickened. Spoon into 3 clean 8-ounce jars. Cover and refrigerate. Yield: 2-3/4 cups. POTATOES WITH TURNIPS 4 large potatoes, peeled and quartered 2 large turnips, peeled, cut into chunks 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1/2 stick butter 2 tablespoons snipped parsley 1/2 teaspoon salt Dash of black pepper 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese In a large saucepan cook potatoes, covered, in lightly salted boiling water for 10 minutes. Add turnip and onion; cook 15 minutes more or until vegetables are tender. Drain well. Using electric mixer or potato masher, mash vegetables with butter or margarine, parsley, salt and pepper until smooth. Remove 1 cup of the mixture. Transfer remaining mixture to a 1-1/2-quart casserole; spreading it evenly. Spoon reserved vegetable mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a decorative tip. Pipe a border atop the casserole. Cover and chill several hours or overnight. To serve, bake casserole, uncovered, at 350º for 35 to 40 minutes. Sprinkle cheese in center of casserole; return to oven 5 minutes more until cheese is melted and casserole is heated through. Yield: 8 to 10 servings. IRISH COFFEE CAKE 3 cups cake flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 cups milk 2 tablespoons Irish whiskey

1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 sticks butter or margarine, room temp. 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided 6 egg whites, room temp. 1/4 teaspoons cream of tartar For filling: 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin 1/3 cup strong brewed liquid coffee 3/4 cup heavy cream 3 tablespoons powdered sugar 1 teaspoon Irish whiskey 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract For frosting: 2-1/2 cups heavy cream 6 tablespoons powdered sugar 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder Chocolate shavings and curls, optional To make cake: Set oven rack in lower third of oven. Preheat oven to 350º. Butter and flour 2 (9-inch) round cake pans. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Combine milk, whiskey and vanilla; set aside. In large bowl with mixer at high speed, beat butter with 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Beat in flour mixture alternately with milk mixture in thirds until just combined. In clean bowl with clean beaters at high speed, beat egg whites until frothy. Beat in cream of tartar. Gradually beat in remaining 1/2 cup sugar into whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg-white mixture into batter in thirds. Divide batter between cake pans. Bake 25-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on racks. To make filling: In small pot sprinkle gelatin over coffee; let stand 1 minute. Over low heat cook, stirring, until gelatin dissolves completely, 2 minutes. Let cool until slightly thickened, 10 minutes. Meanwhile, beat cream, confectioners’ sugar, whiskey and vanilla until stiff peaks form, 1-2 minutes. Fold about 1/3 cream mixture into coffee mixture to lighten. Fold in remaining cream mixture until just combined. Refrigerate until slightly stiffened, 10-15 minutes. 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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At the Racqueteers Health/Fitness Club, 603 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Mayfield: Mondays 9:30 a.m. Silver classic with Carol Salva 5:30 p.m. Power toning 6:30 p.m. Zumba Tuesdays 7 a.m. Cardio tone 9:30 a.m. Gentle yoga with Sharyn 5:30 p.m. Power toning 6:30 p.m. Spin Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. Silver classic with Sharyn 5:30 p.m. Power toning 6 p.m. FIT Fusion with Jamie Stracham Thursdays 7 a.m. Cardio tone 5:30 p.m. H.I.I.T. Body blast 6 p.m. Spin Fridays 9:30 a.m. Stretch/tone Saturdays 8:30 a.m. Cardio tone Sundays 9:30 a.m. Yoga For more information, call 570-8765432 or visit

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At the Dickson City Civic Center, 935 Albert St. • Betsy’s Boot Camp: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m. and Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Cost is $5 per class for Dickson City residents; $7 per class for non-residents. • Open gym: Various hours during the week. Free for Dickson City residents; $3 for non-residents. • Senior aerobics: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. Free for Dickson City residents.

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Quest Studio, 419 Church St. in Jessup, is a specialty fitness studio & wellness center. Classes include Vinyasa yoga, PowerStrike Kickboxing, Barre Above, Piloxing, Zumba, YogaFitlates and strength and interval training, along with many workshops and events. In addition to classes, they customize programs to help you reach your health and fitness goals, including nutrition plans, metabolic testing, wellness coaching, heart-rate monitoring, healthy habits lifestyle programs, supplementation, and much more. For more information, call 570-815-4655 or visit All class descriptions are listed at Mondays 9 a.m. Kickboxing 4:15 p.m. Power Pilates 5:30 p.m. Yoga 6:45 p.m. Barre Tuesdays 6 a.m. Rise & Grind Circuit 9 a.m. Flex Appeal Strength Training 5:30 p.m. Total Body BOSU 6:15 p.m. Piloxing Wednesdays 9 a.m. GRIT Circuit 4:15 p.m. Flex Appeal Strength Training 5:30 p.m. Yoga 6:45 p.m. Zumba 7 p.m. Free live wellness webinar on Facebook Thursdays 6 a.m. Sunrise Yoga 9 a.m. Total Body BOSU 5:30 p.m. Barre 6:15 p.m. Piloxing Knockout Fridays 9 a.m. Yoga 4:30 p.m. GRIT Circuit Saturdays 9 a.m. Piloxing 10 a.m. Yoga Sundays noon YogaFitlates New Student Special: $30 for 30 Days of unlimited classes . Free nutrition workshops: Tuesday, March 13 at 10 a.m.; Tuesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. and Thursday,

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area c hu r ch se rv ic es all saints OrthOdOx, 211 Willow Ave., Olyphant. Great Vespers Saturday 4 p.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 9:30 a.m. Parish rectory 570-489-0942. Church Hall 570-489-5591. Leave message at either number as there is currently no assigned pastor. Blakely Baptist, 201 Main St. in Blakely. Sun-

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Blakely primitive methOdist, 313 First St.,

Blakely. Sunday school 9 a.m. Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m.; children’s church is available at the 10 a.m. service. Rev. Dale Murrell is pastor. 570-489-3033. Blakely P.M. Church on Facebook.

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lic) 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. David A. Repenning is pastor. ; 570-4895875. 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. 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. Bonnie Resseguie is pastor.

cliffOrd united methOdist church, 34 Main St., Clifford. Sunday service 11 a.m.; Sunday school is during worship. Eric Watkins is pastor. 570-222-3331. cOmmunity BiBle,

1352 Heart Lake Road in Scott Township. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Music ministry practice, Sunday at 9:45 a.m. Women’s group: Thursdays at 11 a.m. Pastor Jay Best. 570-254-5467.

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. 570-2826400. 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. 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. dicksOn city 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. 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. Mary’s Way of the Cross will be presented on Friday, March 16, at 7 p.m. This is a Stations of the Cross devotion presented from the perspective of Mary as she reflects upon each of the 14 stations of her son Jesus’ journey to Calvary-.

finch hill Baptist, 404 Route 106, Greenfield Township. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Sunday service 11 a.m. Pastor Joseph LaCava 570-282-7062. 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. 570282-4611.

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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:

first united methOdist, 520 Washington Ave., Jermyn. Sunday service 9:30 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. 570-489-4682.

grace BiBle church,

130 University Drive, Dunmore. Sunday service at 10 a.m. 570-342-5651.

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. 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. the lighthOuse wOrship center, (formerly The Gathering Christian Center), at First United Methodist of Carbondale, 20 N. Main St. in Carbondale. Worship service Sundays at noon. Children Sunday school during service. Bible studies on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Prayer service Fridays at 6 p.m. 570-497-9229.

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: 570-563-2371, email mOunt Bethel Baptist, 1341 Layton Road, Justus. Sunday worship service at 9:30 a.m. followed by Sunday school. Rev. Donald Hasselman is pastor. 570587-5841.

lish) 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.

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.

ss. James and geOrge episcOpal, 398 Washington Ave., Jermyn. All baptized Christians are welcome to celebrate the Holy Eucharist Sunday at 10 a.m. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Ron Fowler is senior warden. 570-876-4896.

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. 570282-5172.

ss. peter and paul greek cathOlic, 47 Rittenhouse St., Simpson. Sunday Liturgy 8 a.m. Rev. Myron Myronyuk is pastor. 570-342-7023.

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, e-mail 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. peckville united methOdist, 732 Main St., Peckville. Sunday worship 11 a.m. Rev. David Repenning is pastor. 570-489-0713 or 570-3831035. 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. 570343-6807.

Queen Of angels parish, (Roman Catholic) Jessup. Masses Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at St. Michael, 320 First Ave. Parish office is at 605 Church St., Jessup. Rev. Gerard M. McGlone is pastor. 570-489-2252. rescue & restOre church, 125 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant. Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study and Sunday service at 6 p.m.; child services/ care is available. On the last Thursday of the month the church will offer a free community meal at 5:30 p.m. Rev. Jack Munley is pastor. sacred heart Of Jesus, (Roman Catholic) 1101 Willow St., Peckville. Saturday Mass at 4 p.m.; Reconcilation 3:15-3:45 p.m. (other times by appointment), Sundays 8 and 10 a.m. Weekday masses are at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and at 7 a.m. Wednesday and Friday. Rev. Andrew Kurovsky 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. MARCH 9, 2018



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st. adalBert pOlish natiOnal cathOlic,

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st. andrew’s ukrainian greek cathOlic,

300 Main St., Blakely. Sunday Divine Liturgy 10 a.m. (9:30 a.m. June-Sept.) Very Rev. Benjamin Worlinsky is pastor. 570-383-0530.

st. Basil the great OrthOdOx, 9 Lord Ave., Simpson. Saturday: Vespers 4 p.m. Sunday: Divine Liturgy 10:30 a.m. (Feast days: 9: a.m.). Rev. Jason Franchak is pastor. 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. 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 8:30 a.m. Rev. Jason Franchak. 570-280-5978. 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. 570-876-1241. THE VALLEY ADVANTAGE



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