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A local company collected funds for hurricane relief |PAGe 3

What happened after ‘happily ever after?’ This play will tell. |PAGe 4

Scenes from a recent basketball battle with Scranton High |PAGe 6

Good NeiGhbors

The addition of a fence has helped keep order at Triboro Youth Soccer Pedersen, Inc., attorney George Seig, By Josh McAuliffe Alliance Landfill and the hose comsPeciAl To The TRiBoRo BANNeR

Good fences make good neighbors, the old proverb goes, and it’s proven to be true in Old Forge. Eagle McClure Hose Co. Field has become a busy place these last few years thanks to the popularity of Triboro Youth Soccer. With that constant activity has come a commitment from the hose company to ensure the safety of all players and visitors. Last year, Eagle McClure installed a new safety fence that now provides a clear demarcation between the soccer field and the parking lot. Eagle McClure financed the project through a combination of private donations and public funding. But now they’ve been paid back, at least in part. A few weeks ago, Triboro Youth Soccer presented the hose company with an $8,000 check from the Lackawanna County Community Re-invest Program. The fence, which was installed by Built to Last Fence Co. in Old Forge and cost just under $15,000, was also financed through substantial donations from Kearney Funeral Homes, Pagnotti Enterprises, LT Verrastro, Greenman-

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pany itself. According to Carl Orechovsky, building and grounds manager for Eagle McClure, the 325-foot fence prevents players from chasing balls into the parking area when balls sail over the nets, and controls access to the field. “So many kids have started playing soccer there over the last few years,” said Orechovsky, who has been taking care of the field for the past 28 years. “The parking lot became like an interstate highway. The kids were chasing the balls into the parking lot. The horns would be blowing. That set me to thinking that we had to do something about that.” He said the project took about two years in total. The hose company paid for everything up front, then placed any incoming donations into its maintenance fund. “The donations came in really quick,” Orechovsky said. “It worked out pretty good for us.” The fence was installed in July, just before the start of the soccer season. Built to Last “did a very good job on it,” said Orechovsky, noting the fence stands 6-feet high in most spots, and 10 feet in parts where balls fly the highest. The feedback on the fence has been overwhelmingly positive, Orechovsky said. “It cleaned up the area nicely, too,” said Orechovsky, who with the fence’s installation was able to move some


Jon Slocum Triboro Soccer Association (right) presented Carl Orechovsky, building & grounds manager for the Eagle McClure Hose Co., with an $8,000 check from the Lackawanna County Re-Invest Program.

guardrails to the back side of the parking lot. The fence marks several improvements made to the field in recent years — a list that includes the installation of lights for night games. Two or three years down the road, Orechovsky would love to see the hose company build another soccer field. However, because of the excavation involved, it will take a significant fundraising effort.

“That’s going to be a really big project. Probably near $1 million. But I’d love to see that done,” he said. Orechovsky said he never could have imagined how much the field would improve and evolve over the years. The safety fence is just one more in a series of triumphs. “It’s a good benefit to the community,” he said. “Something that will be there long after I’m gone.”

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Riverside High School recently named its V.I.K.E.S. students for November and two students were mis-identified in the report. The seventh-grade student was Lacey Danilovitz (left photo) and the eighth grade student was Molly Comcowich With both students is vice principal Dave Walsh (left) and principal Joe Moceyunas.

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Employees of Old Forge-based Golden Technologies held a campaign to raise funds for the American Red Cross, resulting in $3,000 donated to the hurricane relief effort. Several Golden retailers and sales representatives were directly affected by the recent disasters. “In good times and in times of crisis, I have always been proud of the actions and generosity of our employees. Our business is helping people find freedom and comfort. Disasters like the hurricanes remind us how

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To open its 2018 season, Phoenix Performing Arts Centre will present “Disenchanted” a musical comedy in which 10 fairy princesses tell their tale of what happened after the “happily ever after.” The show will run Fridays through Sundays, Jan. 12-21. The show begins at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St, in Duryea. Tickets are $12. Call 570-457-3589 for more information. This will be the last show in the old theatre and in March look for a new grand opening. From left, front row: Halle O’Neil and Abby Pecha. Back row: Isabella Mehm and Ashlin Broody-Walega.

From Helen’s Kitchen BY Lori KisheL

RYE APPETIZERS 2 tablespoons chopped onion 1 cup mayonnaise 2 cups grated Cheddar cheese 3/4 cup cooked bacon, diced 1/2 cup chopped green olives 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon parsley 1 loaf party rye bread Mix all ingredients together. Put sufficient amount of mixture on slices of party rye bread. Bake at 350º until lightly browned.

covered container. Use as a garnish for soups or salads. Yield: 2 cups, or 1/4 cup per serving.

ORANGE & BROWN SUGAR GLAZED HAM 1 (5 to 6-pound) ham, (rump half or shank portion) 24 whole cloves 2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel 1 cup orange juice 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 4 teaspoons cornstarch 1-1/2 teaspoons dry mustard ONION SOUP WITH CROUTONS Score ham by making diagonal cuts 2 tablespoons butter, melted in a diamond pattern. To stud with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (corn, cloves, push long clove ends into scored canola, olive) intersections in ham. Place ham on rack 2 medium onions, sliced in shallow roasting pan. Bake at 325º. 1/8 teaspoon sugar For rump, bake 2 hours and for shank, 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour at least 1/2 hour longer. 2-1/2 cups beef broth To prepare the glaze: 2 tablespoons vermouth or dry white In saucepan, combine remaining table wine ingredients. Cook and stir over medium 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook pepper and stir 2 minutes more. Brush over 1/2 cup seasoned croutons (recipe ham. Bake 20 minutes more; let stand follows), or 1 slice bread, toasted and 15 minutes before carving. Pass remaincut into cubes ing glaze. Yield: 16 to 18 servings. Combine butter, oil and onions in a saucepan. Cover and cook over low heat 15 minutes. Add sugar and cook RIB EYE ROAST WITH uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occaCURRANT SAUCE 1 (4-pound) beef rib eye roast sionally, until onions are a deep, golden 1 teaspoon salt brown. Add flour and mix thoroughly. 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper Stir in broth. Add Vermouth and pepper; simmer 20 to 30 minutes. Place 2 cloves crushed garlic 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves soup in cups and top with Croutons or For currant sauce cubes of toast. Yield: 3 servings; 1 cup per serving. 1-1/2 teaspoons dry mustard, disFor seasoned croutons: solved in 1 teaspoon water 1 (12-ounce) jar brown beef gravy 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 cup currant jelly 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon dillweed Preheat oven to 350º. Combine salt, 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, garlic and thyme; press evenly into surface of roast. Place roast on rack pepper in shallow roasting pan. Insert meat 1/2 stick butter, softened thermometer so bulb is centered in 4 slices bread Preheat oven to 300º. In a small thickest part. Do not add water or covbowl, add seasonings to butter and mix er. Roast 18 to 20 minutes per pound well. Spread butter mixture on one side for rare to medium. Remove roast from of each slice of bread. Cut bread into oven when meat thermometer registers 1/2-inch cubes. Place on a cookie sheet 135º for rare, 155º for medium. Let and bake 15-20 minutes, or until crisp stand 15 minutes before carving. In small saucepan, combine sauce inand dry. Cool and store in a tightly

gredients and cook over medium heat 5 minutes until bubbly, stirring occasionally. Carve roast into slices; serve with sauce. Yield: 8 to 10 servings. TENDER SWEET POTATO MUFFINS 1 cup hot water 1/2 cup raisins 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes 2 eggs 1/3 cup canola oil 2/3 cup walnuts, chopped 1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger Combine hot water and raisins; let stand 5 minutes; drain. Preheat oven to 350º. Prepare 12 muffin cups with liners. Combine next 6 ingredients. In another bowl, combine sweet potatoes, eggs and oil. Stir into flour mixture. Fold in walnuts, ginger and raisins. Divide batter among muffin cups and bake at 350º for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool on rack. KIFFLE (Kiffle are small kolac … this recipe is requested by many of our readers.) 4 cups flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 stick sweet butter 1 stick margarine 1 package dry yeast 1/4 cup warm water 4 egg yolks 1 cup sour cream powdered sugar Mix first 5 ingredients into fine crumbs. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add to first mixture with egg yolks and sour cream. Shape into a ball and refrigerate overnight. The next day, take 1/4 of the dough and roll out 1/8-inch thick. Cut into 3-inch squares and place filling in center. Roll up and shape into crescent. Bake at 350º for 15 to18 min-

utes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. For the filling: 1/2 cup chopped dates 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 1 cup chopped nuts 1 egg white, beaten stiff Cook dates, sugar and water about 10 minutes until thick. Add nuts. Cool. Fold in beaten egg white. (You can use jam or a filling of your choice, instead of the date filling.) LIGHT FRUIT CAKE 1 pound pecans, chopped 1/2 pound walnuts, chopped 3/4 pound candied cherries, cut up 1/2 pound candied pineapple, cut up 1-1/2 cups light raisins 1 cup all-purpose flour 3 sticks butter 1-1/2 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 (1-ounce) bottle lemon extract 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder In a large bowl combine first 6 ingredients and toss to coat with the flour; set aside. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy; add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Stir in lemon extract. Sift together flour and baking powder; add in thirds to the creamed mixture; mix well. Add batter to fruit and nuts, mixing well to coat all pieces. Transfer to a well-greased 10-inch tube pan; cover lightly with aluminum foil and place a pan of water on bottom oven rack. Bake cake at 300º on shelf above water for 2-1/2 to 3 hours. Remove foil; bake 3 to 5 minutes more until top is light brown and slightly dry. Cool cake thoroughly; remove from pan. Store in a tight container. Yield: 12 to 15 servings. Any comments, questions or favorite recipes? Feel free to send your thoughts to, and please write, “Helen’s Kitchen Request, ATTN: Lori” in the subject line to make sure I receive it. Thank you!

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Snapshots In boys basketball, Scranton defeated Riverside, 55-41.


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Sc hool new S

Old FOr ge eleme ntary Pr ide Stud entS

Old Forge School Elementary School has named the November Devil PRIDE students. The students were chosen based on their demonstrations of Devil PRIDE, which stands for prepared, respectful, independent, dependable and example to others. From left: Talia Piragas, Jeremy Tobin, Autumn Talarico, Evan Hayward, Elena Bialkowski, Noah Wickizer, James Clark, Ethan Salerno and principal Shelly Egan.

devi l Pr ide high S chOOl Studen tS

Old Forge School High School has named the November Devil PRIDE elementary school students. The students were chosen based on their recognition for outstanding demonstrations of Devil PRIDE, which stands for prepared, respectful, independent, dependable and example to others. From left: principal Chris Gatto, Mazzie Musgrave, Joey Nocera, Angelina Rios, Abigail Garcia, Stephen Evans and Gianna Marsico.

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‘Bri ng on the Sn ow’

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The third-graders at Riverside Elementary East School presented “Bring on the Snow” at Riverside Jr.-Sr. High School recently. From left: Drew Wargo, Brayden Rose, Jayda Gallagher, Tatianna Stolze, Carter Whetstone and Colin Keiper.

Cele Bratin g the Sea Son

Camille Chickeletti’s Kindergarten class at Riverside Elementary West School performed a holiday play at the school to celebrate the season. From left, front row: Cameron Pajalich, Vinnie Reviello, Austyn O’Dell, Jayden Krause, Landon Sluck, Gavin Zabriski, Charlie Watkins, Angel Delos Santos, Ryan Getts and Jacob Fox. Back row: Carys Moult, Aleigha Fetchen, Carsyn Refice, Mya Dubernas, American Sheridan, Claire Koza, Jenna Williams, Cloe Guditius, Hellen Conterese, Ja’Leyah Crump and Alyvia Fox.


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Students of the Old Forge High School French club donated Christmas stocking stuffers to the Ronald McDonald House of Scranton. Pictured in the photo are: Elizabeth Zuchinski, Jenna Ziemba, Abby Robson, Ashley Kempa, Cassandra Nocera, Hannah Lisowski, Caleb Gething, Carissa DeLucca, Joey Nocera, Gabby Gilbert, Madison Snyder and moderator Colleen Moulin.

3D D e Sign The Riverside High School 3D design and printing class is working on STEM-based projects. (STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.) The first project the students were presented with was a catapult competition. The students worked individually or as part of a two-person team to design a catapult. They were limited to a three-inch-square build platform. Originally the competition was to be held in the classroom but that soon had to be changed as the first catapults were sending the 3D-printed cannon balls flying across the entire classroom. The competition was moved to the commons area of the high school where the students competed in distance and accuracy tests. All the catapults looked different and they all had unique ways to use rubber bands as the propulsion source. The next project is a 3Dprinted egg drop. In the photo: student Charlie Ponas works on his catapult.

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area Chu rCh se rv iCe s

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. Sunday evening prayer, first Sunday of the month at 7 p.m. Rev. Francis L. Pauselli is pastor. 570-3441724.

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. 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. 570-562-2090 (church); 570-563-1170 (rectory). Very Rev. Protopresbyter Mark Leasure.

st. Mary’s byzantine CatholiC,

first ConGreGational united ChurCh of Christ, 130

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.

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.

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.

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 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: moosicalliance1@verizon. net. 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,

st. Mary’s Polish national CatholiC,

Sunday Dec. 24, 10:15 p.m. Christmas Eve Wigilia: Pasterka Shepherd’s Mass followed by fellowship in the rectory. Monday, Dec. 25, 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christmas Day, followed by Christmas breakfast in the rectory. Tuesday Dec. 26, 7 p.m. Holy Mass Symbolic Stoning of Stephen. Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 27-29, 8 a.m. Masses. Monday Jan. 1, 9:30 a.m. Holy Mass followed by fellowship in the rectory.

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.

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

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.

nativity of our lord Parish, 127 Stephenson St. in Duryea. Renovations are complete at Holy Rosary Church

153 S. Keyser Ave. in Taylor. Sunday service: 11 a.m. Pastor is James P. Whitman.

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 St., Avoca. Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday Masses: 8 and 10:30


stewart MeMorial united Methodist,

taylor PriMitive Methodist, 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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sPorts LeaDi Ng iN a STrO Ng Se aSON By Dave Lauriha

be important for getting the Blue Devils back in line. There are no short cuts. TriBOrO BaNNer WriTer “You can’t just be the captain and have everybody listen. You have to prove it. Brendan Mozeleski has to be his own You have to show them through examworst critic when it comes to football. ple,” Mozeleski said. “I think they trusted As he prepared for his senior season me because I was a starter on the team with Old Forge, the Blue Devils, Mozeleski thought about all the struggles that for four years. I was on the best teams and I was on the worst teams, so I think team went through in 2016, when the that they looked up to me. They were Blue Devils were back to the rest of the District 2 field with a 4-7 record that was great teammates. “They always listened to what I had to capped by a loss to Susquehanna in an say and they know that when I said it, I Eastern Conference playoff game. Mozeleski remembered that feeling as meant it. Most of all those guys are my he got ready for his senior season, and the friends. Hopefully, I get to stay close with them throughout my life.” longer he thought about it, the more it While he shared a lot of tidbits with bothered him. Understanding that he was looking at his final year of high school, he the younger players, Mozeleski also continued his drive to right another wrong decided to put on the role of leadership. that occurred last year. The Blue Devils were in the right “It feels good to keep the winning hands. tradition alive at Old Forge. We try to Despite some trepidation, just about have at least one guy make it to all-state, everything went right with Mozeleski in charge, and the senior delivered a stand- and I’m proud that I was one of those out season, capped by an early Christmas guys,” Mozeleski said. “Last year left me motivated. Everybody worked hard. They present — he was selected for the Pennwere all in. I think that’s why we went so sylvania Football Writers’ all-state Class far. It starts in the off-season in January. A team. That’s where games are won, in the weight “At the beginning of the year, I was room, training in the gym and doing all definitely eager and motivated to try to the little stuff. be named to the all-state team,” Moze“That’s when it starts to pay off in the leski said. “But as it got later in the season.” season, and we were eliminated, I was a With Mozeleski graduating, there will little doubtful about that, because you know you needed to make a run in order be a variety of roles that will need filling. They will be big shoes to fill. to get noticed. When I was picked for it, I was surprised and grateful it happened. Just proud that all my hard work through these four years paid off.” His 2,097 rushing yards this season combined nicely with 27 rushing touchdowns to lead an offense that, in retrospect, was little light in experience at the start of the season but which really came around to become dangerous weapons surrounding Mozeleski. All of those players who were question marks before the season started became valuable parts and helped the Blue Devils win their first nine games of the season. All because of the talent and desire of Mozeleski to set the tone and show the less-hyped Blue Devils what it takes to win games, that nothing takes the place of hard work and desire. Brendan Mozeleski. Mozeleski knew his leadership would


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Dog Licenses: A representative of the Lackawanna County Treasurer’s office will sell 2018 dog licenses at the Taylor Community Library, 710 S. Main St. in Taylor on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

eliminating holds. RBdigital is compatible with all popular listening devices and mobile apps are available for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices. RBdigital also features an easy-to-use interface, fast downloads, and automatic software updates. Live toll-free technical support is available at (877) 77AUDIO. For additional information regarding this program, see a library staff member or go to

seeking voLunteers: The American Cancer Society has a specific need for Road to Recovery volunteer coordinators. The volunteers PoLish Language cLasses: Polish language would assist in scheduling rides for patients in classes are held at the Taylor Library on Thurs- upper Luzerne County, Wilkes-Barre and surdays at 4-5:30 p.m. Call 570-562-2007 for rounding cities. The volunteers don’t need to more information. live in Luzerne County, but it is helpful. This is a good volunteer opportunity for a retiree, an Diabetes Prevention: A program for administrative professional or someone who people with pre-diabetes or who are at risk of works part time and has good computer skills. developing diabetes is open to the public and Volunteer coordinators are essential to offered at no cost. Participants 18 years or organize and schedule volunteer drivers, who older meet once a week, on Mondays, 5:30will provide transportation assistance to can6:30 p.m. at the Taylor Community Library, cer patients to and from appointments. The 710 S. Main St., to learn how to improve their requirements are: good communication and health by making healthy lifestyle changes. listening skills, strong organizational and Caregivers, friends and family are welcome to time management, working knowledge of attend. Call the Geisinger wellness department Microsoft and computer skills (the organizato register at (866) 415-7138. The program tion uses a web-based database to coordinate runs through Monday, March 5. rides). The coordinator must have internet access, cLothing DroPbox: Moosic Alliance email and a phone. A short orientation and Church, 608 Rocky Glen Road, in cooperation training session will be provided. Volunteers with St. Paul Textile, is sponsoring a clothing need to fill out some paperwork and have a drop-off shed as a fundraiser to send youth to clear background check. The hours are flexcamp. The youth at Moosic Alliance Church will ible and a volunteer coordinator may spend receive $40 for every 1,000 pounds of clothing about five hours per week calling drivers and donated. responding to ride requests. If you are interested in this volunteer Library aDDs new auDiobooks: The Tayopportunity or being a volunteer Road to lor Community Library now offers additional Recovery driver, call 570-562-9749 or email audiobooks via RBdigital (formerly known as OneClickDigital), an online service for downloading audiobooks. While a small selection one-bin recycLing: Moosic Borough has of titles were previously available through the a combined-stream, “one-bin” format for service, the library was able to purchase a more recyclable paper fiber. The system allows each robust subscription that now includes bestsellhousehold to combine or commingle newspaers, Recorded Books exclusives, classics and seper, office paper, magazines, phone books and lections for children and young adults. James heavy and light cardboard in one recycling bin. Patterson, Janet Evanovich, John Grisham and Glass bottles and jars without tops, aluminum Heather Graham are just a few of the popular and steel cans, beverage and food containers, authors available from RBdigital plastic bottles, jars, tubs, plastic tops and lids With this service, patrons enjoy free access will continue to be included in a separate “oneto audiobooks at home, in the library or on the bin” format for containers. These items should go. Many titles are multi-access, so multiple be free of any food waste and debris. users can check out titles at the same time,

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.

Pet notice: Old Forge residents are reminded that the borough has an ordinance governing the curbing of pets and other animals and the responsibility for the removal of all animal waste. This ordinance applies to all borough parks. Any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to fines. fLag DisPosaL: American Legion Post No. 306 reminds residents that a dropoff box for unserviceable, worn, torn, discolored or faded flags is on the front porch of the post home at 208 S. Main St. in Taylor. A ceremony is held annually at the Taylor Memorial Cemetery to properly dispose of the collected flags. For more information, call 570-562-9920.


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Notice is hereby given that letters testamentary, have been granted in the Estate of John J. Yackowski, late of Scranton, PA (died 11-27-17). All persons indebted to the said estate are required to make payment, and those having claims or demands to present the same without delay to: Theresa Schubel, Executrix; or Michael E. Brier, Atty., 3738 Birney Ave., Moosic, PA 18507.



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