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RetuRn to ‘Fame’ Phoenix Theater revisits one of its first productions By Josh McAuliffe

sPeciAl To The TRiBoRo BANNeR Phoenix Theatrics has the perfect production to coincide with its big milestone anniversary. On Saturday, Phoenix Performing Arts Centre will begin a three-weekend run of “Fame: The Musical” in honor of its 10th year in business. The show will run May 12 to 26 at the theater, 409 Main St., Duryea, with Friday and Saturday shows at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling the theater at 570-457-3589. For more information, visit The anniversary comes at a great time, given Phoenix is also celebrating the recent renovation of the theater by members of Leadership Wilkes-Barre for their Phoenix Rising project. Thanks to the group, the theater now has a new stage, increased seating with higher platforms for better viewing, freshly painted walls, new carpeting and furniture in the lobby, and enhancements to the exterior of the building. “We’ve increased our seating by about 40 to 45 seats. Now, we won’t have to turn audience members away because we can’t fit them,” said Phoenix artistic director Lee LaChette. “We are super ex-

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cited about this. It helps the future of the theater by allowing us to keep maintaining our growth.” Phoenix first opened its doors in 2008, but exclusively staged straight plays until obtaining the licensing for “Fame” in 2011. “‘Fame’ was our very first big musical. Now, seven years later, we’re bringing it back,” LaChette said. “It’s a fun one. There’s a lot of great dancing, a lot of great singing. It’s funny. And it’s a show that the kids can relate to.” “Fame: The Musical” is based on the 1980 film and ’80s television show of the same name, adapted for the stage with an almost completely new score. For the uninitiated, the show’s plot revolves around several students who attend New York City’s High School of Performing Arts. They include: fameobsessed Carmen (played in the show by Sarah Neel); ambitious actress Serena (Brooke Taylor); wisecracking comedian/bad boy Joe (Hope Kamin); quiet violinist Schlomo (Abby Pecha); talented but dyslexic dancer Tyrone (Joey Morales); determined actor Nick (Jonathan Lantz); overweight dancer Mabel (Kat O’Boyle); and poor dancer Iris (Jaidin Broody-Walega). “It was very easy for them to find their character, because it’s pretty much themselves,” said LaChette, noting the show has 22 parts in total, with all cast members between the ages of 14 and 18. The show features a number of catchy and compelling songs, among them the


title number, as well as “Dancin’ on the Sidewalk,” “Bring on Tomorrow,” “Mabel’s Prayer,” and the 12-minute opening number, “Hard Work.” Meanwhile, the stage design is set up to resemble a classroom, and includes instruments played live by a full band. LaChette is the show’s director-choreographer, Jenn Johnson-Hamer and Jackie Legg are musical director and Amanda Hunisch is assistant choreographer. Given its themes, and its relevance to Phoenix’s history, the show will no doubt make for the perfect capper to the theater’s first decade of existence.

“The second time around,” LaChette said, “it’ll be bigger and better.” If you go What: “Fame: The Musical,” presented by Phoenix Theatrics When: May 12 - 26 (three weekends), with Friday and Saturday shows at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Where: Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea Details: Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 570-457-3589. For more information, visit

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Scarlett Spager, a senior at Old Forge High School, was recently awarded the Bishop of Scranton Youth Award at St. Peter’s Cathedral. Scarlett has been an altar server at St. Mary’s Prince of Peace Parish since second grade. Scarlett is the daughter of Bill Spager and Cheryl Scavo Spager of Old Forge.

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unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy’s counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other’s trust, and come to see that what they’ve been taught their whole lives about others and themselves might be wrong. “The Running Girl” by Sara Blaedel Louise gets a call from her son, Jonas. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: a school party has ended in terrifying chaos after a group of violent teenagers forced their way into the building in search of alcohol and valuables. Dashing to the scene, Louise discovers one of the students gravely injured while attempting to run for help. Now the girl’s mother, pushed to her emotional breaking point, will do anything to make those who hurt her daughter pay. So when someone targets the gang members with a vicious attack, the girl’s mother is the obvious suspect. Louise can’t shake the feeling that the case might not be as cut-and-dry as it first appears. Someone is lying, but who? “Shoot First” by Stuart Woods Stone Barrington is enjoying a round of golf in Key West when the game is violently interrupted and it seems as if the target of the disturbance may have been one of his playing companions. Soon, it becomes clear that this incident is only the first in a deadly scheme to push the beautiful young woman out of the way and put her company’s valuable secrets up for grabs. Stone embarks on a quest to protect his lovely new companion while searching for the mastermind behind the plot against her. He may find that her enemy is far more resourceful and dangerous than he could have anticipated. “Faith” by Jimmy Carter All his life, President Jimmy Carter has been a courageous exemplar of faith. Now he shares the lessons he learned. In this book, his primary goal is to explore the broader meaning of faith, its far-reaching

effect on our lives, and its relationship to past, present, and future events in America and around the world. As President Carter examines faith’s many meanings, he describes how to accept it, live it, how to doubt and find faith again. A serious and moving reflection from one of America’s most admired and respected citizens. “In This Moment” by Karen Kingsbury Hamilton High Principal Wendell Quinn is tired of the violence, drug abuse, teen pregnancies and low expectations at his Indianapolis school. A single father of four, Quinn is a Christian and a family man. He wants to see change in his community, so he starts a voluntary after-school Bible Study and prayer program. He knows he is risking his job by leading the program, but the high turnout at every meeting encourages him. A year later, violence and gang activity are down, test scores are up and drug use and teen pregnancy have plummeted. The program is clearly working until one parent calls the press. Now Quinn faces a lawsuit that could ruin everything. Facing a storm of national attention and criticism, Quinn is at a crossroads he must choose whether to shut down the program or stand up for himself and his students. “The Wife” by Alafair Burke When Angela met Jason Powell at a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a shortlived fling. To her surprise, Jason had other plans, and they married the following summer. For Angela, the marriage turned out to be a chance to reboot her life. She and her son were finally able to move out of her mother’s home to Manhattan, where no one knew about her tragic past. Six years later, thanks to a bestselling book and a growing media career, Jason has become a cultural lightning rod, placing Angela near the spotlight she worked so carefully to avoid. When a college intern makes an accusation against Jason, and another woman, Kerry Lynch, comes forward with an even more troubling allegation, their perfect life begins to unravel. Jason insists he is innocent, and Angela believes him. When Kerry disappears, Angela is forced to take a closer look at both the man she married and the women she chose not to believe.

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The MYC School of Dance will present its 39th annual dance recital, “Showtime,” on Sunday May 13, at 6:30 p.m. at Riverside Jr.-Sr. High School. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Proceeds will benefit St.Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Artist director is Gina Aldrich.

In photo at top left: from left, kneeling: Elizabeth Beecham, Addy Norris and Catherine Beecham. Standing: Kennedy Cole, Morgan Survilla, Tori Allen, Aryanna Fletcher and Isabella Conrad.

In photo at bottom left, from left, front row: Anna Lima, Victoria Winter, Lacey Durkin and Virginia Jacobsen. Second row: Natalie Puckett, Jamary Luciano and Kendal Marianelli. Third row: Alexis Carter and Elizabeth Gething. Standing: Allison Jones, Mia Muskey, Isabella Allen, Alexandria Brody, Ryleigh Thomas and Hannah Pearce.

In photo at right, sitting: Gabby Polasky. Kneeling: Gabby Margheriti and Macie Morrell. Standing: Mollie Boyd and Laura Murphy.


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Community Calendar Email your organization’s events to Please have them in by noon on Friday to have them included in the following Thursday’s edition. Visit the for the complete calendar listing.

Fire Co. Dinner: Taylor Fire Department No. 1, Ladder Co. No. 95, 614 Union St., will hold its semi-annual chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 12, noon to 5 p.m. Eat in or take out. The dinner includes homemade baked beans, homemade potato salad, a roll, dessert and beverage for $10. Tickets can be obtained by calling or texting 570-878-1466. Wall oF Honor: There are several spots on the Wall of Honor in front of the Old Forge Borough Building. The tiles are $35 and allow three lines, 42 characters total. Any interested veterans can present a check or money order payable to Old Forge Borough on Monday or Thursday, 3–4:15 p.m. in the mayor’s office. The deadline is May 17. Open spaces are limited and will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

ing, 310 S. Main St. Residents can walk-in or call 570-457-8852 to schedule an appointment.

ClotHing DroPbox: Moosic Alliance Church, 608 Rocky Glen Road, in cooperation with St. Paul Textile, is sponsoring a clothing drop-off shed as a fundraiser to send youth to camp. The youth at Moosic Alliance Church will receive $40 for every 1,000 pounds of clothing donated. one-bin reCyCling: Moosic Borough has a combined-stream, “one-bin” format for recyclable paper fiber. The system allows each household to combine or commingle newspaper, office paper, magazines, phone books and heavy and light cardboard in one recycling bin. Glass bottles and jars without tops, aluminum and steel cans, beverage and food containers, plastic bottles, jars, tubs, plastic tops and lids will continue to be included in a separate “one-bin” format for containers. These items should be free of any food waste and debris. aiD For VeteranS: Temporary emergency

funding to support either Pennsylvania veterans or nonprofit groups that serve veterans, is available through the Lackawanna County Veterans Seeking legion MeMberS: The Taylor Ameri- Affairs Office. An application for aid needs to be filled out can Legion is searching for new regular members. and submitted along with a brief narrative and Without a regular infusion of young veterans, many of our Legions and VFWs have had to close, support documentation. Office staff are able to provide assistance in completing the application. as there weren’t enough regular members to support and manage their facilities. The Legion is They review the paperwork and generally provide an answer in two or three business days. The at 210 S. Main St. in Taylor. The phone number average grants are about $1,000, depending on is 570-562-9920. The Commander is Jacqueline need. The staff may also be able to suggest other Colburn, and the regular Legion meetings are forms of assistance and benefits that may be on the ssecond Monday at 6 p.m. The email is: available. For more information, call 6778. VenDorS SougHt: On June 2, at Moosic UnitPet notiCe: Old Forge residents are reminded ed Methodist Church, 609 Main St. in Moosic, there will be a flea market. Spaces for sale are $15 that the borough has an ordinance governing the curbing of pets and other animals and the respon(bring your own table). 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Call 570-457-6286 for more information. Leave name sibility for the removal of all animal waste. This ordinance applies to all borough parks. Any person and contact number. violating any of the provisions of this ordinance PoliSH language ClaSSeS: Polish language shall be subject to fines. classes are held at the Taylor Library on ThursFlag DiSPoSal: American Legion Post No. days at 4-5:30 p.m. Call 570-562-2007 for more 306 reminds residents that a dropoff box for uninformation. serviceable, worn, torn, discolored or faded flags talk to tHe Mayor: The Old Forge mayor, is on the front porch of the post home at 208 S. Bob Legg, will have public hours Monday and Thursdays from 3-4:15 p.m. at the borough buildPlease see CALENDAR, Page 14

area CHu rCH S erViC eS Send additions or corrections about your church (in Old Forge, Taylor, Moosic, Avoca, Dupont and Duryea) to

CHurCH oF goD,

101 Center St. in Taylor. Worship Sundays 10 a.m., Sunday School 11 a.m. Doug Hoeffner is pastor. 570-457-3114. chogtaylor.

DiVine MerCy PariSH,

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

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

St. in Old Forge. Sunday service: 11:15 a.m. Pastor is Rev. Susan Hardman-Zimmerman.

HoPe CHurCH PreSbytrian, 4951 Birney Ave. in Moosic. Sunday sSchool classes at 9:25 a.m.; Sunday worship 10:45 a.m. Rev. Stephen Wilson is pastor. langCliFFe PreSbyterian CHurCH, 1001 Main

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

MooSiC allianCe CoMMunity,

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; rectory@nativityduryea. org. 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.

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grief SuPPort: VNA Hospice and Home Health, 301 Delaware Ave. in Olyphant, offers a variety of grief/bereavement support groups. • Bereavement support group. This more traditional group assists participants in learning to cope Yard WaSte notice: Moosic Borough can with the new challenges facing them as they grieve. no longer accept grass and leaves in any type of Third Thursday of each month, 6-8 p.m.; and second plastic bag (biodegradable or not). Wednesday of each month, 12:30-2 p.m. This is a requirement by the Department of • Knitting and crocheting group. Beginners and Environmental Protection. Grass and leaves must experienced join together with instructors on hand, be placed in separate open containers, weighing knitting/crocheting items for preemies, which are no more than 35 pounds. Brush and tree limbs donated to hospitals in Lackawanna and Luzerne cannot be mixed with grass and leaves. They can counties. Bring your own knitting needles and be bundled together or placed in separate open crochet hooks. Patterns and instruction provided. containers. Mondays, 1:30-3 p.m. • Fisherman knot rosary and sleeping bag taYlor recYcling: Taylor Borough will pick project. VNA provides the twine needed to produce up recycling in the following manner: these soft rosary that are then donated to skilled • The Department of Public Works will collect nursing facilities, personal care homes and VA commingled recyclables, which consists of plastic Hospital in Wilkes-Barre. They also make sleeping bottles, jars, tubs and tops, glass bottles and jars bags for our homeless community. Tuesdays and aluminum and steel (tin) cans; and 1-2:30 p.m. • The Department of Public Works will collect paper only, including items such as newspapers, Please see CALENDAR, Page 15


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• have a disability that prevents independence on a standard phone; • have an individual gross income of less than 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines; • have current telephone service (i.e. a landline 383-5180 with questions. or digital home service); and • have the ability to learn how to use the reSewer Payment notice: Old Forge residents are quested device(s). reminded that the borough sewer bills are to be paid For more information, call 570-347-3357 (voice) at the Old Forge Branch of Penn Security Bank only. or email Free demonstrations Other branches of Penn Security will not accept and/or short-term equipment loans are also availthese payments. able to help determine what equipment works best. TDDP is managed by Pennsylvania’s Initiative HelP for SeniorS: Older residents with ques- on Assistive Technology (PIAT), a program of the tions about Medicare or health insurance coverage Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, in may visit state Rep. Marty Flynn’s office, 409 N. conjunction with the Pennsylvania Office of VocaMain Ave. in Scranton, the second Monday of each tional Rehabilitation (OVR) and the Pennsylvania month for assistance. Appointments are suggested Public Utility Commission (PUC). by calling 570-342-4348. FROM PAGE 14

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bulky waSte: Old Forge Borough Council has enacted an ordinance establishing a bulky waste collection rate of $6 per bulk waste item. The definition of bulky wastes is appliances, furniture, bedding and the like. The use of three $2 stickers is required. If you have any questions, call the administrative office at 570-457-8852. Peddling notice: In response to community

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for the sale of any types of goods, services, wares or merchandise, at any residence or along any street within the confines of the Borough of Moosic, or conduct any other type of temporary commercial activity without first having secured a temporary sales permit. All individuals engaged in or desiring to be engaged in peddling or other activities licensed under Moosic Borough Ordinance No. 18-1995 shall submit to a background check at their own expense. The fee for such a permit shall be in the amount of $25 per person for each day of intended activity. Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this ordinance shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than $600, plus costs of prosecution, for each such offense, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, shall be imprisoned for a period of not more than 30 days and each day that a violation occurs or continues shall be deemed a separate offense. Residents should contact Moosic Borough Police Department at the non-emergency number, 570-342-9111.

flag Program: Moosic Borough initiated a

Memorial Flag Donation Program a few years ago; however, the borough has exhausted all the flags and is in need of new ones. When a member of the fire service or a veteran of the United States armed services loses their life, the family of the deceased is usually presented with a United States flag. Generally, this flag has never been raised and flown. The Memorial Flag Program will give individuals an opportunity to have their flags raised and flown in honor of their loved ones. The Memorial Flag Program may serve as closure for a family in mourning. This program also gives Moosic Borough an opportunity to pay tribute to brothers and sisters in the fire service and to veterans in the armed services. The flags are flown on a monthly basis from the date which the council holds its monthly meeting to the next meeting. Once the supply of flags is exhausted, the flags will be returned to the flagpole until it is no longer useful. Anyone wishing to donate a flag in memory of a loved one can do so by dropping off their flag at the municipal building.

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