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Into the WIld Blue Yonder
This weekend’s air show will bring an area native back home
By Josh McAuliffe
NEPA before substantial airport renovations put an end to it. Not surprisingly, special to The Triboro Banner the news of its return has excited thousands of area residents. Like countless local kids of a certain Over its two days, the event will generation, Joe Breymeier always looked feature numerous performers, with the forward to the flights of fancy that awaited him at the Northeastern Pennsyl- Army’s Golden Knights parachute team and the Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo vania Air Show. Team serving as the headliners. Also The Old Forge native loved the live sure to produce a thrill or two will be the demonstrations, as well as the static displays that gave him an up-close look at Air Force Heritage Flight, Navy F/A-18 the fancy gadgets that make a plane go. It Hornet Demo Team, Lee Leet’s RAF Short Tucano, Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows only further enhanced his dream of one and Greg & Ashley Shelton Wingwalking. day becoming a pilot. Meanwhile, there will be static displays It’s funny how things come full circle. This weekend, Breymeier, now a 32-year- of numerous types of aircraft, including: Aeronca L-16, Boeing Stearman PT-17, old Army helicopter pilot, will be back in E-2C Hawkeye, MC-130J Commando II, the area as a participant at the revived Stinson L-5 Sentine and UH-60 Blackhawk. air show, which will take place Saturday Breymeier, a first lieutenant currently and Sunday, Aug. 12 and 13, at Wilkesstationed with the Army’s 628th Aviation Barre/Scranton International Airport in Support Battalion at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pittston Township. will be manning a static display spotlightTickets to the air show are $20; $15 ing his aircraft, the CH-47 Chinook – “the for military personnel and kids ages 6-12, and free for kids 5 and younger. For largest helicopter in the Army inventory.” “The static displays are nice because additional information, visit the official they give the public the chance to go inwebsite: nepairshow.com. side and tour the aircraft. And they get to From 1983 to 2000, the air show was among the more popular annual events in talk to the pilots,” said Breymeier, the son of Joe and Lenette Breymeier. Breymeier vividly remembers going to the air show back in its ’80s and ’90s heyday with his dad, a former Air Force mechanic. “My father worked on C-5 planes and TS_CNG/TRIBORO/PAGES [T01] | 08/09/17
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Old Forge native and U.S. Army helicopter pilot Joe Breymeier, third from left, stands with other pilots.
they would always be displayed at the air show,” said Breymeier, a graduate of Old Forge High School and Albright College. “I basically got the dream of becoming a pilot at this same air show 15-plus years ago and now, at 32 years old, I’ll have the opportunity to participate and literally look at someone and tell them I was there in your shoes, and encourage them to chase that dream.” In recent years, Breymeier has participated in numerous air shows. For the military, “it’s good for recruiting and for educating the public,” he said. Of course, this particular air show carries an extra bit of resonance for Breymeier. He expects a large number of family members and friends to come out and support him this weekend.
“A lot of them haven’t seen the aircraft I fly, so it’ll be nice for me to show them what I fly and all its different bells and whistles,” he said. “It’ll be a nice reunion. I’m looking forward to coming back to support the community.” If you go What: 2017 Northeastern Pennsylvania Air Show Where: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, Pittston Township. When: Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12 and 13. Details: Tickets to the air show are $20; $15 for military personnel and kids ages 6-12; free for kids 5 and younger. For additional information, visit the official website: nepairshow.com.
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St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church, 200 Stephenson St. in Duryea, will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. An 8-foot-by-2-foot table space is $10. (You must bring your own table). The yard sale is open to anyone who would like to sell their items. There will be food and beverages all day, as well as a bake sale. Vendors and crafters are welcome. To reserve a table space, call 570457-2291.
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The Old Forge High School class of 1972 will hold its 45th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at Arcaro and Genell’s Banquet Room Invitations have been sent. Deadline for reservations is Friday, Aug. 25. For information, call 570-862-1437.
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Forty years ago, the Keyser Valley Park was rechristened as the Joseph M. McDade Recreational Park. McDade Park today includes a swimming pool with bath house, children’s fishing pond, basketball and tennis courts, a softball field, pavilions, picnic areas and a trail system. A recent ceremony celebrated the park’s 40th anniversary. Top: Scranton Mayor William L. Courtright spoke at the ceremony Middle: Mary Gene Butler, sister of former congressman Joseph McDade, spoke at the ceremony. Bottom: A group of children sit on the benches overlooking West Scranton in McDade Park.
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back in t he day The Dunn COlliery COal Mine DisasTer About 3:30 p.m. they went in after making arrangements with other men Old Forge historical society to later bring in mine rails. At 5:10 p.m. George Shrives, Al Whyte, Thomas Curley The following is the official report and John Conway made their way to an from the 1897 Pennsylvania Departairlock door with the rails. This door they ment of Mines Inspector, for the largfound closed. They discovered the body of est loss of life at one time in the coal mines of Old Forge, as written by Mine Tompkins on the other side and the bodies of Franklin, Smith, and Gallagher, some Inspector H.O. Prytherch. The disaster distance inside. Later in the day, the body occurred in the Jermyn No. 1 Mine of of Fire Boss Watkins was recovered from a the Dunn Colliery, owned by the John. J. Jermyn Coal Co. in the Rendham sec- point near the fire. During the investigation and inquest tion of town. which followed, it was determined the Fire Boss Issac Watkins, while making air-current around the location of the his morning examination of the workings fire was intact, beyond a doubt, with of the middle vein, Jermyn No. 1 mine, no possible way by which it could reach discovered a fire in a chamber known as the return, except by way of the fire. Apple’s, off of Davies old airway on the All doors, brattices, and walls were morning of Sept. 21. Mining was susundisturbed, and the fan running at the pended in that section of the colliery and every energy directed toward extinguishing usual speed. The coroner of the county, assisted by the mine inspector, held the fire. The fire originated from a blower an inquest over the remains of Isaac having been left burning at quitting time the previous day, and this, in a short time, Watkins and others on Oct. 4, 1897, at Rendham, at which all available evicommunicated fire to the workings. dence was submitted. A line of water pipes was laid and propThe jury returned the following vererly connected to a pump, and work was commenced with the air current flowing in dict: “We the undersigned jurors, after its usual direction. As the work progressed hearing the evidence submitted that the said Isaac Watkins and others, for it was discovered the fire was closer to a some cause unknown, retreated to the cross-cut and had caused the roof to fall bad air-current and met death as the in a considerable distance, this fall had to be loaded out and the place re-timbered. It result of breathing sulphurous gases. We further find that no blame can be was decided by the mine officials, after a consultation, to change the direction of the attached to Isaac Watkins nor the other officials, R.W. Reese, E.D. Owens, T.P. air-current and reach the location of the Crosgrove, F. Crosgrove, J. Nicholas and fire with the view of quenching it, and so William Monroe.” reduce the heat and smoke so the work of A week after the disaster, the New loading the debris would be facilitated. York Times reported on it: In part, the The air-current was changed on the article read: 28th of September about two o’clock, “Not a man in the party survived to Mine Foreman Johns being in charge of tell the story. In the case of each body the work. Sometime later Mine Foreman Johns and Fire Boss Watkins having found the head pointed toward the shaft, indicating that they had groped and strugthat the air-current was working successgled toward the shaft and fresh air, while fully in the new direction, decided to go suffocation was overcoming them.” in to the location of the fire. They found the vicinity of the fire clear of gasses and concluded that it would be safe for the shift “Back in the Day” is a new, occasional to go in and commence work from that end. feature taking a look back to the Triboro Issac Watkins the Fire Boss had charge of area’s past. If you have a photo and story this shift, consisting of John Gallagher, you would like to share, email it to William Franklin, William Tompkins, and TriboroBanner@timesshamrock.com. Joseph Smith.
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Wa Shin gto n Vi Sit Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings recently joined more than 60 Pennsylvania county executives at the Pennsylvania county commissioners White House conference in Washington, D.C., which explored a variety of human services, environment, commerce and energy issues impacting communities across the commonwealth. The convention was facilitated by several highranking cabinet staffers. “I was humbled by the experience and am proud to have been a part of it,” Cummings said. “It was an opportunity for us to talk directly to individuals who help craft President Trump’s programs and policies. President Trump wanted his staff to hear from leaders who talk to people every day. It was also very beneficial to meet the individuals, share ideas and make contacts with the people that you could call directly. The confer-
ence gave us a direct link to the White House,” she added. While in Washington, Commissioner Cummings had the opportunity to speak with Kellyanne Conway, one of President Trump’s top advisors. Cummings discussed local issues with Conway, including the opioid crisis and the health care debate. The conference offered the delegation a better understanding of the role of the federal government and how it connects to county issues. It also afforded everyone the opportunity to express their views on vital matters impacting their areas. A sampling of the agenda topics covered included: transportation, opioid crisis, Medicare, small business, education, the dairy industry, EPA, imports-exports, trade and NASA. A tour of the White House was included as part of the conference.
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ChurCh of God, 101 Center St. in Taylor. Wor-
ship 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. 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: 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Pastor is Dan Cotton.
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. email@example.com.
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. Due to exterior and interior renovations be-
ing done at Holy Rosary Church, Masses will be celebrated in the Holy Rosary School Gymnasium. Mass schedule: Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org. queenoftheapostles.weconnect.com. facebook.com/qapavocapa.
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. 570-5622090 (church); 570-563-1170 (rectory). Fr.mal@comcast. net. StGeorgesTaylor.com. Very Rev. Protopresbyter Mark Leasure.
st. Mary’s Polish national CatholiC,
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. email@example.com; stmichaelof.org. Rev. Peter Henry is rector.
From left, Dave Solfanelli of Old Forge, Kurt and Casie Lynott of Olyphant and Bob Solfanelli of Scranton.
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. 570562-2200.
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.
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. ALP007@aol.com.
Leo and Michele McGowan of Moosic.
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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 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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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. firstname.lastname@example.org; saintmaryspncc.org. 570-457-2291.
Queen of the aPostles Parish,
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People recently came together to raise money for the Cody Barrasse Memorial Foundation in a two-part fundraiser. Cody Barrasse was raised in Moosic and died in 2013 after injuries sustained following an accident. A three-on-three basketball tournament fundraiser was followed by an organ donor awareness event. The event featured live music, raffle baskets and food provided by local restaurants.
st. Mary’s byzantine CatholiC,
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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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.
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From left: Deanna Klingman of Clarks Summit, Tayler Pallotta of Dickson City, Hannah Kowalski of Clarks Summit and Kim Kavill of Lake Ariel. In back is Karen Kavill of Old Forge.
From Helen’s Kitchen BY Lori KisheL
FRUIT COCKTAIL SOUP 1 (12-ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed 1-1/2 cups sugar 1 cinnamon stick (2-inches) 6 whole cloves 1/4 cup cornstarch 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries 2 bananas, sliced 2 cups green grapes, halved In a large saucepan mix orange juice with water according to package directions. Remove 1/2 cup juice; set aside. Add sugar, cinnamon stick and cloves to saucepan; bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Blend cornstarch and reserved orange juice to form a smooth paste; stir into pan. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. Pour into a large bowl; cover and chill. Just before serving, remove cinnamon stick and cloves; stir in the strawberries, bananas and halved grapes. Yield: 8 to 10 servings, a great summer cooler.
CHICKEN POT PIE PUFFS 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed 1 cup diced cooked chicken 1 can (10-3/4-ounce) condensed cream of chicken soup 1 can (16.3-ounce) refrigerated biscuits Cheddar cheese, shredded Cooking spray Preheat oven to 375º. In medium bowl, combine vegetables, chicken and soup; mix well. Lightly spray an 8-cup muffin pan with cooking spray. Remove biscuits carefully from container. Form each biscuit into a 5-1/2-inch round shape, and place 1 round in each of 8 greased regularsize muffin cups. Firmly press in bottom and up side, forming 3/4-inch rim. Spoon a generous 1/3 cup chicken mixture into each. Pull edges of dough over filling toward center; pleat and pinch dough gently to hold in place. Bake for 15 minutes; add shredded Cheddar cheese over each puff. Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from pan. Yield: 8 servings.
HOMEMADE SUBMARINE SANDWICH (Great for kids and adults.) 1/4 cup Italian vinaigrette 1 long crusty loaf (about 16 inches) French or Italian bread 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 small ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced 4 ounces prosciutto, thinly sliced 6 ounces Italian salami, thinly sliced 3 ounces cheddar cheese, thinly sliced 6 ounces boiled ham, thinly sliced 4 ounces provolone cheese, thinly sliced 12 slices dill pickles 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce 12 small sweet pickled peppers, sliced Slice loaf of bread in half lengthwise and spread both cut sides with mayonnaise. Layer bottom half of loaf with tomato slices, prosciutto, salami, Cheddar, ham, provolone, and pickles. Top with lettuce and pickled peppers. Spoon vinaigrette over the filling and cover with top half. Press down firmly. Yield: 3 to 4 servings.
1 red pepper, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped Sprinkle salt over zucchini and onions. Let stand overnight. The next day, thoroughly rinse zucchini and onions with cold water. Drain well. Bring zucchini, onions, vinegar, sugar, nutmeg, mustard, celery seed, pepper, turmeric and peppers to a boil. Cook 20 minutes. Fill clean, hot jars to within ½ inch from top of the jar. Put lids on, twist on top. Cover jars with 1 inch of water. Bring water to a boil. Boil 5 minutes. Remove jars and set upright to cool on a wire rack. Check jars to be sure they have sealed before storing in a cool, dry place. Yield: 5 to 6 pints.
SPAGHETTI CARBONARA 1 pound spaghetti 1/2 pound bacon 5 large eggs 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese 1/3 cup milk 1 cup frozen peas 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper In a large soup pot, bring water to VINEGAR “POTATO CHIPS” boil and cook pasta according to package 12 redskin potatoes, scrubbed directions. While the pasta is cooking, and thinly sliced cook bacon in a frying pan until crispy. White wine vinegar Remove bacon from pan and blot grease 1 tablespoon salt with paper towels. Pour out grease from the frying pan and add peas to pan and 1/2 stick butter, melted cook until warm. Transfer to medium Preheat oven to 375º. Cover and soak bowl. Roughly chop bacon and add to potato slices in a good quality white wine bowl. Next, add eggs, cheese, salt, milk, vinegar combined with salt for 1 hour. and pepper to the bowl and mix until Drain and toss with melted butter. Arrange potato slices in a single layer on bak- fully incorporated. When pasta is cooked, ing sheets. Bake 45 minutes or until crisp. set aside 1/2 to 3/4 cup pasta water and drain (leaving pasta wet). Add pasta back Drain. Yield: approximately 8 servings. to pot and pour egg mixture over hot pasta. Quickly toss well to avoid curdling, ZUCCHINI RELISH adding pasta water until smooth and 5 tablespoons salt creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste. 10 cups finely chopped zucchini Yield: 4 servings. 4 medium onions, chopped 2-3/4 cups vinegar SAUCY SALMON BALLS 2-3/4 cups sugar Olive oil 1 teaspoon nutmeg 2 green onions, minced 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 (15-1/2-ounce) can salmon, 2 teaspoons celery seed drained and flaked 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup dried bread crumbs 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 egg 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream Black pepper Dill weed 1 cup water 1 chicken-flavor bouillon cube or packet Fresh parsley sprigs for garnish In 10-inch skillet over medium heat, cook green onions in hot oil until tender. Transfer onions to large bowl; add salmon, bread crumbs, lemon juice, egg, 1/4 cup sour cream, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon dill weed. Mix; shape into balls. In skillet, over mediumhigh heat in 2 tablespoons hot oil, cook salmon balls until browned; transfer to bowl. Drain oil from skillet; add water, bouillon and salmon balls. Heat to boiling; cover and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in remaining sour cream, 1/8 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon dill weed; heat. Garnish with parsley sprigs. Yield: 5 main-dish servings. DREAMY CHOCOLATE LOAF CAKE (Requested by one of our readers.) 1 cup flour 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup cocoa 1/2 stick butter 1 cup boiling water 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon salt Mix together and hollow out flour, sugar and cocoa. Add remaining ingredients into the hollow, making sure not to “cook” the egg with the boiling water. Stir by hand or mix with beaters until mixed and thoroughly blended. Pour into lightly greased and floured loaf pan. Bake at 350º for 40 to 45 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Yield: 8 servings. Any comments, questions or favorite recipes? Feel free to send your thoughts to email@example.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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and support documentation. Office staff are able to provide assistance in completing the paring to launch a new support group on its application. They review the paperwork and Scranton campus. The Bereavement Support Group is free and open to all. Group meetings generally provide an answer in two or three benefiT Dinner: A basket raffle and pasta will take place in the Community Room at business days. The average grants are about dinner will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, 6-9 $1,000, depending on need. The staff may also Luger Rehab Center, 475 Morgan Highway in p.m. at Divine Mercy Parish to support Bob be able to suggest other forms of assistance Scranton. There will be two sessions: Group 1 Wagner in his fight against brain cancer. ‘Our TOwn — TaylOr’: DVDs of the will meet 2-3 p.m. Group 2 will meet 5:30-6:30 and benefits that may be available. For more Tickets for the takeout dinner are $10 per WVIA documentary “Our Town: Taylor” are information call 570-963-6778. p.m. To learn more and to RSVP for the first person and can be purchased in advance or at now available for sale at the Taylor Commumeeting call 570-341-4650. Meetings will be the door. There will also be dozens of baskets PeT nOTiCe: Old Forge residents are nity Library, 710 S. Main St. The DVDs are held Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and that will be raffled off. All proceeds benefit reminded that the borough has an ordinance $19.95 each. Dec. 5. Wagner and his family, to help offset medical governing the curbing of pets and other POOls/lakes OPen: The lakes and pool costs. To purchase tickets, 570-241-5359. For animals and the responsibility for the removal One-bin reCyCling: Moosic Borough has at Lackawanna County’s parks, including more information, visit Bob’s Fight Fundraiser a combined-stream, “one-bin” format for of all animal waste. This ordinance applies to McDade Pool, have officially opened. All of on Facebook. all borough parks. Any person violating any recyclable paper fiber. The system allows each the locations are staffed with lifeguards. The of the provisions of this ordinance shall be household to combine or commingle newspaClOThing DrOPbOx: Moosic Alliance swimming areas are open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. per, office paper, magazines, phone books and subject to fines. Church, 608 Rocky Glen Road, in cooperation daily. They will remain open through midheavy and light cardboard in one recycling bin. flag DisPOsal: American Legion Post No. with St. Paul Textile, is sponsoring a clothing August. For additional information, contact Glass bottles and jars without tops, aluminum 306 reminds residents that a dropoff box for drop-off shed as a fundraiser to send youth to the county’s Parks and Recreation Office at and steel cans, beverage and food containers, unserviceable, worn, torn, discolored or faded camp. The youth at Moosic Alliance Church 570-963-6764. plastic bottles, jars, tubs, plastic tops and lids will receive $40 for every 1,000 pounds of flags is on the front porch of the post home at will continue to be included in a separate “onePOlish language Classes: Polish lanclothing donated. 208 S. Main St. in Taylor. A ceremony is held bin” format for containers. These items should guage classes will resume at the Taylor Library annually at the Taylor Memorial Cemetery be free of any food waste and debris. seeking VOlunTeers: The American Cancer on Thursdays at 4-5:30 p.m. Call 570-562to properly dispose of the collected flags. For Society has a specific need for Road to Recov2007 for more information. aiD fOr VeTerans: Temporary emergency more information, call 570-562-9920. ery volunteer coordinators. The volunteers funding to support either Pennsylvania veteryOga aT The library: Taylor Community would assist in scheduling rides for patients in seniOr Passes: The Old Forge School ans or nonprofit groups that serve veterans, Library, 710 S. Main St., will host a class by Board golden age policy passes, allowing upper Luzerne County, Wilkes-Barre and suris available through the Lackawanna County Gentle Vinyasa Yoga on Thursday, Aug. 10, borough residents 65 and older free admisrounding cities. The volunteers don’t need to Veterans Affairs Office. 7-8:15 p.m. Admission to the class is $3. sion to district-sponsored athletic events, are live in Luzerne County, but it is helpful. This is An application for aid needs to be filled Participants should be able to sit on the available in the high school office, 300 Marion a good volunteer opportunity for a retiree, an out and submitted along with a brief narrative floor and stand. Wear comfortable clothSt., Old Forge. administrative professional or someone who ing and bring a mat. Advance registration is works part time and has good computer skills. required. Stop by the library to reserve your Volunteer coordinators are essential to space or call 570-562-1234. organize and schedule volunteer drivers, who will provide transportation assistance to canParish PiCniC: Prince of Peace Parish in cer patients to and from appointments. The Old Forge will sponsor a chicken barbecue requirements are: good communication and and basket raffle on Sunday, Aug. 13, in the listening skills, strong organizational and time parking lot of Arcaro and Genell’s Restaurant, management, working knowledge of Microsoft on Main Street, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The dinner Reasonable and computer skills (the organization uses a Rates is mostly take out with some limited outside APACHE STUCCO web-based database to coordinate rides). Free seating. The dinner will be prepared by Arcaro Speecializing in Stucco. Fourth Generation TILE & HARDWOOD Estimates The coordinator must have internet access, Ceramic, Porcelain & Vinyl Tile, and Genell’s and included in the $10 ticket Famiily Experience. Stucco, Plaster, Concrete email and a phone. A short orientation and Hardwood & Laminate Flooring, 1315 Crestwood Drive Owned & Operated by John Hatala III price will be half a barbecued chicken, pasta training session will be provided. Volunteers Archbald, PA 18403 Regrouting & Custom Showers HIC# PA037862 salad, corn on the cob, a roll and dessert. Tick- need to fill out some paperwork and have a Small Plumbing Repairs 570-876-0705 ets may be purchased in advance by calling clear background check. The hours are flexCell: 570-885-1510 Owner & Installer the rectory at 570-457-5900 by Friday, Aug. 1. ible and a volunteer coordinator may spend Walk-ins are limited. about five hours per week calling drivers and Moving & Storage The Original Rabel Bros. responding to ride requests. VaCaTiOn bible sChOOl: Hope Church, Edward W. Rabel If you are interested in this volunteer 4951 Birney Ave. in Moosic, will hold a vaca“Keeping Scranton On The Move For Over A Century.” opportunity or being a volunteer Road to MOVING & STORAGE • CAREFUL PACKING & CRATING tion Bible school Monday through Friday, Aug. Recovery driver, call 570-562-9749 or email to LOW INDEPENDENT RATES 14-18, 6-8 p.m., open to all children ages 4 1332 Main St., Dickson City 800 E. Scott St., Olyphant Jennifer.email@example.com. through the completion of eighth grade. Each 570-489-5121 • 570-489-5168 day features games, prizes, a lesson, craft and a snack.There will also be an adult class that follows the same lesson plan.
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