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s e r v i n g tay l or , ol d f or g e , moosic & surrounding areas triborobanner.com | november 9, 2017

A local librarian was honored, quietly, for her service |PAGe 3

Teachers had as much fun as students on Halloween |PAGe 5

Riverside High has chosen its Scholastic Bowl team |PAGe 6

The buddy sysTem

Riverside student successfully lobbies for ‘buddy benches’

By Josh McAuliffe

With support from Walsh, Meghan wrote a speech in support of the Buddy special to The Triboro Banner Bench concept and presented it to the School Board in April. Her impassioned Meghan Tigue is a firm believer that plea included the line: “If you’re not everyone should have “a buddy to play playing with a friend at recess, you’re not with at recess.” doing recess the right way.” The 10-year-old Taylor resident is so Meghan proposed the option of the committed to that ethos that she recently district constructing its own benches, but took her case to the Riverside School in the end the board decided to allocate Board. funds to purchase two from the company There, she successfully pitched the that makes Buddy Benches. board on the idea that the playgrounds “Meghan made her pitch, and they emat the district’s two elementary schools braced it,” said Riverside Elementary East could both use the addition of a Buddy Bench, popular benches that combat bul- Principal Nicole Van Luvender. “From lying through the power of inclusion and our standpoint, we’re always trying to promote kindness. The Buddy Bench is all kindness. about inclusion and friendship. The idea The district purchased two Buddy is to encourage the students to reach out Benches, and a couple of weeks ago installed one at Riverside Elementary East, to who’s ever over there.” The metal, weather-proof benches are where Meghan is a fifth-grade student, marked with the “Buddy Bench” insignia, and another at Riverside Elementary and are painted in Riverside red and blue. West. “She came home the one day and said, Meghan initially heard about Buddy Benches through Kathleen Walsh, a local ‘Dad, they got the bench! They got the educator and founder of The Parents Lov- bench!’ She felt a real sense of accoming Children Through Autism Foundation. plishment,” said Meghan’s father, John Walsh told Meghan that the Buddy Bench Tigue. “You hear so many bad things coming out about teenagers and even younger was a safe place where kids struggling to fit in could find refuge — and a kind soul. children, but when she came home with the idea, we were just supportive and “If somebody doesn’t have a friend to there for moral support. We’re really play with, they can sit on the bench and someone will come over and just talk and proud of her.” It didn’t take long for the Buddy Bench play with them,” Meghan said. to get some use. On a recent day, Meghan saw a fellow student go and sit on the bench during recess. “She didn’t look too happy. So, one of my friends went and talked to her. And TS_CNG/TRIBORO/PAGES [T01] | 11/08/17

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Meghan Tigue (left) and her buddy Anna Lima.

she had a smile on her face the rest of the day,” said Tigue, an active kid whose activities include basketball, cheerleading and dance. Meghan believes the bench will benefit new students, children who are going through difficult times and kids that just need a bit of support. “I’m thankful for the school board get-

ting it,” Meghan said. “And I’m happy it’s there to help kids.” “I’m proud of the initiative Meghan took,” Van Luvender said. “It’s a great example of taking something that is possible, an idea pitched by a student, that everyone can benefit from. The board and the district really embraced it and I think it’s fantastic.”


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The Old Forge Historical Society is preparing for a WVIA-TV “Our Town” production that will premiere in March, 2018, and the group is appealing to all members of the community, churches, businesses, civic organizations and families to come forward to help gather the material to make this one of the best “Our Town” productions ever done with WVIA. Two meetings scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 9, and Thursday, Nov. 16 will explain to the community what we are looking for, in order to make this project a success. The meetings will be held in the auditorium of St. Lawrence O’Toole at 620 S. Main St., at 7 p.m. both evenings. There is parking in the rear of the church and handicap parking to the side of the church. Enter the auditorium using the side entrance. Handicap accessibility is available by elevator located in the front of the church. The group is in need of stories, pictures

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Veterans Day

Old Forge American Legion Post No. 513 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4954 will hold a Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. in front of the Old Forge Borough Building. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Ornament Painting Class

Taylor Community Library, 710 S. Main St. will hold a holday ornament painting class Saturday, Nov. 18, at 12:30 p.m. for ages 12 and older. Registration required. Call 570-562-1234 for more information.

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Taylor Community Library, 710 S. Main St., will hold tea featuring guest speaker Jenn Ochman as Louisa May Alcott. Ochman will give a glimpse into the The Riverside Vikings PTA will hold life of the beloved children’s book author its annual basket raffle and auction on Sunday, Nov. 12, at Riverside Jr.-Sr. High on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m. Admission School, Davis and Storrs streets in Taylor. is $25 per person, which includes tea and refreshments. Tickets are nonDoors open at 11 a.m.; raffle begins at refundable. Space is limited. For more 2 p.m. You do not need to be present to win. Admission is $4; $2 for kids. Among information or to make a reservation, call 570-562-1234. the baskets are many gift certificates, jewelry baskets and overnight stays,

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The Lackawanna County Interagency Council held its annual fall breakfast meeting at Arcaro & Genell’s in Old Forge. The event, which had more than 60 attendees, welcomed Teresa Osborne, Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging as guest speaker, addressing the theme for this year’s event, “The Changing Face of Human Service Delivery: What Might the Future Hold.” From left: Jennifer Gerardi, United Neighborhood Centers; Lisa Schmidt, Better Tomorrows; Teresa Osborne, Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging; Dr. Charles Bacinelli, Home Health Care Professionals; and Maria Vital, Leahey Center, University of Scranton.

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From Helen’s Kitchen BY Lori KisheL

Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to start planning a menu for your family’s Thanksgiving feast. Here are several of my choice recipes to get started. Enjoy.

MAPLE-GLAZED TURKEY WITH STUFFING (Our favorite) 2/3 cup maple syrup 1/3 cup Dijon-style mustard 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 10 cups dry bread cubes 1 cup snipped parsley 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 4 teaspoons shredded orange peel 2 teaspoons marjoram, crushed 1 teaspoon thyme, crushed 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/2 stick butter or margarine, melted 2 eggs, slightly beaten 1/3 cup orange juice 1/2 cup water 1 (12-14-pound) turkey Maple glaze: Combine maple syrup, Dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons butter and Worcestershire sauce in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until butter melts; set aside. Stuffing: Combine bread cubes, parsley, onion, orange peel, marjoram, thyme, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large mixing bowl; mix well. Stir together 1/2 stick melted butter, eggs, orange juice and water in a small mixing bowl. Toss with bread mixture and if necessary, add more water for desired moistness. Preheat oven to 325º. Season body cavity of turkey with salt and pepper. Spoon some stuffing into neck cavity. Skewer neck skin to back. Spoon more stuffing loosely into body cavity. (Do not pack stuffing too tight or it will not get hot enough by the time the turkey is cooked.) Tuck drumsticks under tail skin or tie to tail. Twist wing tips under back. Transfer any remaining stuffing to a casserole; cover and chill in refrigerator. Place turkey, breast side up, on rack in a shallow roasting pan. Cover turkey loosely with foil. Roast turkey about 4 to 5 hours until nicely browned. Cut band of skin between legs after 3 hours. During

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the last 30 minutes of roasting, uncover turkey and brush with maple glaze. Bake casserole of stuffing alongside turkey the last 40 to 45 minutes of cooking time. When done, remove turkey from oven; cover. Let stand 20 minutes before carving. Remove stuffing from turkey; transfer to serving dish. Carve turkey; serve warm. Yield: 12 to 14 servings. VEGETABLE CORNBREAD STUFFING Cornbread: 2-3/4 cups self-rising cornmeal mix 1-3/4 cups nonfat buttermilk 1 large egg 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon olive oil Vegetables: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1-1/4 cups celery, diced 1/2-inch 1 small red bell pepper, chopped 3 strips turkey bacon, cooked 1-1/2 cups sliced scallions 3 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 3/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper 1 (5-ounce) bag baby spinach leaves 1 (14-1/2-ounce) can no-fat, low-sodium chicken broth Cornbread: Preheat oven to 350º; grease 9-inch square baking pan. Whisk all ingredients in large bowl; spoon into pan. Bake 30 minutes, until wooden pick tests clean. Invert onto rack and cool. Cut into 3/4-inch diced pieces; place in large clean bowl. Let dry overnight at room temperature. Vegetables: Preheat oven to 350º. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet. Add celery and bell pepper; cook 8 minutes. Add chopped bacon; cook 2 minutes. Add scallions, sage, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper; cook 4 minutes. Add spinach; cook until wilted. Add to bread with broth; toss to moisten. Spoon into 2-1/2-quart baking dish; cover with aluminum foil. Bake 25 minutes. Remove foil; bake 15 minutes until lightly toasted. Yield: 12 servings. PORK CHOPS LIMAS AND TOMATOES 6 pork chops, 3/4 inch thick

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Salt and pepper to taste Flour, to coat the chops Hot shortening 1 large package frozen lima beans 1/4 cup chopped onion 1-1/2 cups crushed tomatoes Scant teaspoon sugar Coat and season pork chops with flour, salt and pepper. Brown on both sides in hot shortening. Place lima beans in casserole dish; sprinkle with onion. Place chops on beans and top with tomatoes. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake, covered, at 325º for 1-1/2- hours until chops are tender. Yield: 6 servings. CANDIED PECAN SWEET POTATOES 5 pounds sweet potatoes 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 1/4 cup Irish cream liqueur, orange liqueur or milk 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened 2 tablespoons brown sugar 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/2 teaspoon salt Wash sweet potatoes and pierce several times with a fork. Bake at 350º on a foil-lined baking sheet about 1-1/4 hours or until tender. Cool slightly. Cook and stir pecans, granulated sugar and the 1 tablespoon butter in a small heavy skillet over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes or until sugar melts and turns golden brown. (Do not overcook.) Immediately remove from heat and spread nut mixture on a greased baking sheet or foil; separate into clusters. Cool completely and chop into small pieces with a knife; set aside. Scoop pulp from baked sweet potatoes into a mixing bowl, discarding peel. Mash by hand or beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir in liqueur or the milk, the 2 tablespoons butter, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Beat until fluffy. Spread mixture in a lightly greased 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Just before baking, sprinkle with candied pecans. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until heated through. Yield:

12 servings. FRIED SWEET POTATOES 6 medium-sized sweet potatoes 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon sage 2 teaspoons cayenne 2 teaspoons thyme Salt and pepper to taste About 1/2 cup milk Vegetable oil for frying Bake sweet potatoes at 400º for about 1 hour. Let cool. Cut each sweet potato into 6 wedges. Stir together flour, sage, cayenne, thyme, salt and pepper. Dip each sweet potato wedge into the milk and then dredge thoroughly in the seasoned flour mixture. Heat oil to 350º. Deep-fry wedges, without overcrowding, until crisp and golden. Drain on paper towels and serve. Yield: 8 servings. PUMPKIN FRUIT CAKE Mix together: 2 cups sugar 1-1/4 cups salad oil 4 eggs, beaten 2 cups canned pumpkin Blend well and add: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup cherries, cut up 1/2 cup raisins, cut up 1/2 cup chopped nuts Sift together dry ingredients; add to creamed pumpkin mixture, blending well. Add the cut-up fruits and gently fold into batter. Bake in lightly greased Bundt or angel food pan at 350º for about 1 hour or until tester inserted in cake comes out clean. Let stand on rack to cool for a short time; remove from pan and place on rack to cool completely. Any comments, questions or favorite recipes? Feel free to send your thoughts to helenskitchen@msn.com, 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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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. Facebook.com/ 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. Sunday evening prayer, first Sunday of the month at 7 p.m. Rev. Francis L. Pauselli is pastor. 570344-1724.

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. lpcavoca.church or facebook.com/langcliffeavoca. 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: moosicalliance1@verizon.net. Pastor is Erik J. Ferguson.

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. staff@queenoftheapostles.com. queenoftheapostles.weconnect.com. facebook.com/qapavocapa.

st. GeorGe’s orthodox,

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. padre@saintmaryspncc.org; 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@yahoo.com; stmichaelof.org. 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: StStephensROChurch@gmail.com. Pastor is Rev. German Ciuba.

MoosiC Presbyterian,

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. ALP007@aol.com.

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

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. Renovations are complete at Holy Rosary

Church and Masses will resume there. Mass schedule: Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

PrinCe of PeaCe Parish,

Saturday vigil is celebrated at 4 p.m. at St. Mary’s, 123 W. Grace St. in Old Forge, and at 5:30 p.m. at St. Lawrence, 620 Main St. in Old Forge. Sunday Mass is celebrated at 8 and 10 a.m. at St. Mary and 11:15 a.m. at St. Lawrence. 570-457-5900.

Queen of the aPostles Parish, 715 Hawthorne

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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. 570-5622090 (church); 570-563-1170 (rectory). Fr.mal@comcast. net. StGeorgesTaylor.com. Very Rev. Protopresbyter Mark Leasure.

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.

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Riverside Jr.-Sr. High School’s drama club recently hosted the Poetry Out Loud competition. The Poetry Out Loud (POL) national recitation contest was created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. It is administered in partnership with the state arts agencies. The contest encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. The program helps students master pub-

lic speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage. Above: the POL winners, from left: teacher Christina McDermott, Larissa Posdon (winner), Kaylee Johnson (second place) and Gus Mejia (third place). Below, participants included, from left, front row: Kaylee Johnson, Rachel Yackobowitz, Gabriella Costantino, Elizabeth Keegan, Olivia Fedor and Jess Fernbach. Back row: Larissa Posdon, Gus Mejia, Dan Kimes, Sam Rushefski, Hunter Lloyd and Lea DeStefano.

stewart MeMorial united Methodist, 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.

unity in Christ Parish,

at Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church, 174 N. Main St. in Old Forge. Sunday worship begins at 10:15 a.m. Sunday School follows the service. Pastor is Don Perry. 570-457-1109.

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organize and schedule volunteer drivers, who will provide transportation assistance to cancer patients to and from appointments. The requirements are: good communication and listening skills, strong organizational and time management, working Clothing DroPBox: Moosic Alliance knowledge of Microsoft and computer skills Church, 608 Rocky Glen Road, in cooperaPolish language Classes: Polish lan(the organization uses a web-based datation with St. Paul Textile, is sponsoring a guage classes are held at the Taylor Library base to coordinate rides). clothing drop-off shed as a fundraiser to send on Thursdays at 4-5:30 p.m. Call 570-562The coordinator must have internet acyouth to camp. The youth at Moosic Alli2007 for more information. cess, email and a phone. A short orientation ance Church will receive $40 for every 1,000 and training session will be provided. Volanti-Bullying talent show: The Parents pounds of clothing donated. unteers need to fill out some paperwork and Loving Children through Autism Foundation have a clear background check. The hours liBrary aDDs new auDioBooks: The and students of Lackawanna County will are flexible and a volunteer coordinator may present the “Raise Your Voice 6 Talent Show” Taylor Community Library now offers adspend about five hours per week calling drivditional audiobooks via RBdigital (formerly on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Radisers and responding to ride requests. known as OneClickDigital), an online service son Lackawanna Station hotel in downtown If you are interested in this volunteer Scranton. The goal of the show is to increase for downloading audiobooks. While a small opportunity or being a volunteer Road to selection of titles were previously available awareness of bullying and homelessness. Recovery driver, call 570-562-9749 or email through the service, the library was able Six Riverside students and one Old Forge to Jennifer.washney@cancer.org. student are scheduled to perform. Admission to purchase a more robust subscription is one nonperishable food item, which will be that now includes bestsellers, Recorded BereaVement grouP: Allied Services is Books exclusives, classics and selections for given to NEPA Youth Shelter. preparing to launch a new support group children and young adults. James Patterson, on its Scranton campus. The Bereavement Veterans aPPreCiation Day: Riverside Janet Evanovich, John Grisham and Heather Support Group is free and open to all. Group Jr.-Sr. High School will hold a breakfast to honor Graham are just a few of the popular authors meetings will take place in the Community local veterans on Friday, Nov. 10, 8-11 a.m. available from RBdigital Room at Luger Rehab Center, 475 Morgan Veterans will be admitted free of charge (proof of With this service, patrons enjoy free acHighway in Scranton. military service is required) and friends and fam- cess to audiobooks at home, in the library There will be two sessions: Group 1 will ily can attend for $5. Register by Thursday, Nov. or on the go. Many titles are multi-access, meet 2-3 p.m. Group 2 will meet 5:30-6:30 9, by calling 570-562-2121. so multiple users can check out titles at p.m. To learn more and to RSVP for the first the same time, eliminating holds. RBdigimeeting call 570-341-4650. Meetings will be turkey Bingo: St. Mary’s Byzantine tal is compatible with all popular listening Catholic Church, 700 Oak St. in Taylor, will devices and mobile apps are available for iOS, host its annual turkey bingo on Sunday, Nov. Android and Kindle Fire devices. RBdigital 12. Doors open at noon. Bingo begins at 1 also features an easy-to-use interface, fast p.m. Door prizes will be awarded as well as a downloads, and automatic software updates. money raffle. Food and refreshments will be Live toll-free technical support is available at available. Admission is $3. Extra cards are $2. (877) 77AUDIO. For additional information regarding this program, see a library staff DiaBetes PreVention: A program for member or go to LCLShome.org. people with prediabetes or who are at risk of APACHE STUCCO developing diabetes is open to the public and seeking Volunteers: The American Speecializing in Stucco. Fourth Generation offered at no cost. Participants 18 years or Cancer Society has a specific need for Famiily Experience. Stucco, Plaster, Concrete older meet once a week, on Mondays, 5:30Road to Recovery volunteer coordinators. Owned & Operated by John Hatala III 6:30 p.m. at the Taylor Community Library, The volunteers would assist in schedulHIC# PA037862 710 S. Main St., to learn how to improve ing rides for patients in upper Luzerne their health by making healthy lifestyle County, Wilkes-Barre and surrounding changes. Caregivers, friends and family cities. The volunteers don’t need to live in are welcome to attend. Call the Geisinger Moving & Storage Luzerne County, but it is helpful. This is a The Original Rabel Bros. wellness department to register at (866) 415- good volunteer opportunity for a retiree, Edward W. Rabel 7138. The program runs through Monday, an administrative professional or some“Keeping Scranton On The Move For Over A Century.” March 5.. 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anniversary reunion on Friday, Nov. 24, at Amadeo’s Italian Restaurant, 4001 Birney Ave. in Moosic. Tickets are $50. Send checks to Karen Fuller, 1320 Porter Ave., Scranton, PA 18504.

held Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 5.

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 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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