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s e r v i n g tay l or , ol d f or g e , moosic & surrounding areas | july 13, 2017

The Taylor Lions Club celebrated a notable anniversary |PAge 3

A local student graduated with special honors|PAge 6

Crowds enjoyed a night of music on Montage Mountain |PAge 7

A Big MessAge Taylor 11-year-old’s poster was among contest winners By Josh McAuliffe

sPeciAl To The TRiBoRo BANNeR Megan Fallon might only be 11, but she’s already a passionate voice speaking out on the dangers of drinking and driving. “It’s dangerous. It’s against the law. And you can hurt your family,” she said. Megan, a Taylor resident and Triboro Christian Academy student, recently got a chance to demonstrate her advocacy when a poster she created was among the winners of the annual student poster contest sponsored by the Lackawanna/ Susquehanna Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs in conjunction with the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s office. Megan’s poster can be seen in billboard form hovering above the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail off East Elm Street in South Scranton. The DA’s office uses the billboards as messages for parents and kids on how to curtail underage drinking. Megan’s drawing depicts two scenes — a happy one of family and friends enjoying Fourth of July festivities, and a sad one showing a family’s fun upended

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by drunk driving. Scrolled across the top of the poster are the words: “Don’t Drink and Drive: Make Your Fireworks Fly.” A few months back, Megan and her family attended a reception at the Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, where she and the contest’s other winners received their awards from Lackawanna County District Attorney Shane Scanlon. All told, the poster contest included 1,100 entries from 26 Lackawanna County schools, grades 1-12. “I felt surprised because I didn’t actually think I was going to win,” Megan said of receiving the award. “It felt really good.” Besides Megan, the other elementary poster contest winners chosen to have their artwork displayed as monthly billboards are: Emily Ferguson, All Saints Academy; Kristina Tranovich, LaSalle Academy; Matthew Tucker; DePaul


School; Robert Wall, Carbondale Area; Trevor Balcerzak, All Saints Academy; Marie Takach, LaSalle Academy; Olivia Nepa, LaSalle Academy; Amara Lajoie, Riverside East; Adrianna Hoover, Riverside East; Keira Stofko, Our Lady of Peace; and Christopher Transue, All Saints Academy. Meanwhile, the prevention messages in the Honorable Mention category will also be featured on monthly billboards. Recipients include: Natalia Mazza, LaSalle Academy; Gabby Price, All Saints Academy; Rogemarie Navarrete, Carbondale Area; Maria Belardi, All Saints Academy; Hanna Curry, All Saints Academy; Emma Egan, All Saints Academy; Alyssa Kelly, Our Lady of Peace; Jenna Robertson, St. Mary of Mt. Carmel; Hannah Moore, Riverside East; Leena Conte, Riverside East; Emma Triano, St. Mary of Mr. Carmel; and Lydia Davis, St. Stanislaus.

Megan drew the picture this past school year while a fifth-grade student at St. Stanislaus Elementary School. Overall, she said, it took her about an hour to complete the pencil and crayon poster. “It just came to me to draw that. I just wanted to draw the good side and the bad side,” said Megan, an honor roll student whose other hobbies include swimming and taking kung fu lessons at Rothrock’s Kung Fu and Tai Chi in Duryea. Megan’s family members were equally thrilled by her accolades. “It’s a great honor. I’m very proud of her,” said Megan’s grandmother, Janet Fallon. “I was surprised. It completely caught me off-guard since she was competing against students from many other schools,” said Megan’s grandfather, Brian Fallon. “It’s a simple message, but it really hits home. She really gets the message through in great fashion.”

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Queen of the Apostles Parish will have its sixth annual all-you-can-eat pig roast from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, on the grounds of the Parish Hall in the former St. Mary’s School, Hawthorne and Spring streets in Avoca. Takeout dinners will be available all day. The event will take place under a tent and in the parish hall. The menu includes roasted pig on the spit, wimpies, hot dogs, corn on the cob, salads, desserts and beverages. There will also be a cash prize grand raffle, basket raffle, children’s games and a bake sale. Tickets, which are $20; $10 for kids 6-12, (kids 5 and younger will be admitted free), are available in advance or at the event. For more information and advance

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Calling all Felitto Decendants

The Felittese Association of Old Forge plans to hold its annual 5K race and fun walk for Our Lady of Constantinople in Acacia Lodge, 617 Union St. in Taylor, September. This year the race theme will will hold a free picnic for all Taylor resibe “Names of Felitto” and the association dents on Saturday, July 22, noon to 3 p.m. is compiling a list of surnames. If your ancestors descend from Felitto, Italy and you would like your family name added to the list, please email brianguida@yahoo. Lackawanna County has begun its com with the surname. annual Art in the Park series. The program, now in its ninth year, offers free art activities for children at all county parks. The series concludes at McDade Park in Wilkes University has named the Scranton on Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 10 students who are on the dean’s list for the a.m. to noon. spring semester. They include: Sabrina For questions about the program, call Brennan of Taylor, Kendra Croker of Old 570-963-6590, ext. 106, or email at arts- Forge and Nicholas Preston of Duryea.

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Prince of Peace Parish in Old Forge will sponsor a chicken barbecue and basket raffle on Sunday, Aug. 13, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Arcaro and Genell’s restaurant on Main St. in Old Forge. The dinner, prepared by Arcaro and Genell’s, is take out, with some limited outside seating. Tickets are $10. Menu includes a barbecued half chicken, pasta salad, corn on the cob, a roll and dessert. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 570-457-5900 by Tuesday, Aug. 1. Walk-ins are limited. The committee organizing the event includes, from left, seated: Jayne Komensky, Francis Riviello, Mary Jeanne Riviello and Claudia Esposito. Standing: Maria Fabbo, Ken Jenks, Sharon Jenks, Jocelyn DeVergilius, Phil Scalise, Mary Ann Frable, Rosalie Prizzi, Mary Ellen Stacchiotti, Paula Laibinis and Joann Scalise.

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Misericordia University recently sponsored the annual Student Research Day on campus. The poster presentations were the culmination of research and work by more than 200 Misericordia student researchers in the College of Health Sciences and Education and the College of Arts and Sciences. The students presented 103 abstracts to the college community and answered questions related to their individual topics, which included biology, chemistry, history, medical imaging, nursing, physical therapy, physics, psychology and speech-language pathology. University president Dr. Thomas J. Botzman attended the two-hour event along with students, faculty, staff and deans of the colleges.

Senior nursing major Angela Dente of Moosic presented her research, “Have Diversity Issues Impacted Healthcare?,” a study on ethnicity in health care and how cultural competency impacts the quality of care and the decisions of those seeking care. Darlene Kuchinski-Donnelly, assistant professor of nursing, served as faculty advisor on the project. For more information about Misericordia University Department of Nursing, call 570-674-6400 or visit Misericordia University nursing student Angela Dente of Moosic presented her research, “Have Diversity Issues Impacted Healthcare?” at the annual student research presentation day.

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TribOrO baNNer WriTer One can sympathize with how Trevor Brown felt at John Henzes/Veterans Memorial Stadium on Monday. Brown not only was a graduate of Old Forge, he was the only graduate from the school picked to participate in the 83rd Scranton Lions Club Dream Game, which will kick off this upcoming high school season with its annual all-star game, a tradition that dates back to the 1930s. While Brown may have felt alone when he needed to respond to calls for the Old Forge players to be at the bleachers, posing for photographs or speaking to writers from a variety of newspapers, one thing was clear when Brown was asked a particular question. “How does it feel to be the only Blue Devil in the game?” Brown came back with an answer that would have put a big smile on the face of Old Forge head coach Mike Schuback and on the rest of the school’s fans. “It feels like all eyes are on me for my town,” Brown said. “If I’m the one that has to represent them, I’m just going to play as hard as I can. “I can put the rivalry aside for a game.” While Brown was the only Old Forge

player in the game, archrival Riverside had five players selected to join Brown on the County team: lineman/linebacker Riley Gaughan, quarterback Cody Glogowski, tight end/linebacker Billy Nash, wide receiver/defensive back Nick Sottile and running back Paul Coleman are also on the County team. “The Dream Game is very special to me,” Gaughan said. “It holds a lot of tradition in this area, and I’ve had some family members play in the game. “It’s an honor for me to be able to represent my school and represent the County in this game.” Like Brown said before him, Gaughan believes that the two Triboro teams won’t have a problem lining up for the County team. “Old Forge is always a heated game, but since we’re teammates for this game, I think we’re going to be able to get past that and finally be teammates,” Gaughan said. “It’s definitely going to be different but we’ll be able to put the rivalry past us.” The six players from the two Triboro schools began practicing on Tuesday, going the next five days before taking Sunday for a brunch. The July 17 and 18 practices will be walk-through sessions, with the game set for July 19 at John Henzes/Veterans Memorial Stadium.


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Trevor Brown will be the only player in next week’s Dream Game representing Old Forge.

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.

yasa Yoga is the mindful practice of connecting body and mind through the coordination of breath with physical postures. Practitioners say it increases flexibility and improves balance and muscle tone while relieving stress and quieting the mind. This class is designed to introduce yoga to physically active beginners (experienced ‘Our TOwn — TaylOr’: DVDs of the WVIA yogis are also welcome). Participants should be documentary “Our Town: Taylor” are now available to sit on the floor and stand. Please wear able for sale at the Taylor Community Library, 710 comfortable clothing and bring a mat. RegistraS. Main St. The DVDs are $19.95 each. tion is required. Call the library at 570-562-1234 to register. POOls/lakes OPen: The lakes and pool at Lackawanna County’s parks, including McDade sPOrTs PhysiCals aT riverside: Free fall Pool, have officially opened. All of the locations sports physicals will be given at Riverside High are staffed with lifeguards. The swimming areas School on Tuesday, July 11, 8:30- 11:30 a.m. are open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. They will reand 1-4 p.m. Students must have completed main open through mid-August. For additional PIAA forms prior to examination. information, contact the county’s Parks and Class meeTing: The Old Forge Class of 1964 Recreation Office at 570-963-6764. will meet Wednesday, July 12, at 12:30 p.m. at POlish language Classes: Polish language Arcaro and Genell’s in Old Forge. classes will resume at the Taylor Library on ClOThing drOPbOx: Moosic Alliance Thursdays at 4-5:30 p.m. Call 570-562-2007 Church, 608 Rocky Glen Road, in cooperation for more information. with St. Paul Textile, is sponsoring a clothing library PrOgrams: Programs for July at drop-off shed as a fundraiser to send youth to the Taylor Community Library, 710 S. Main St. camp. The youth at Moosic Alliance Church will For children: receive $40 for every 1,000 pounds of clothing • The Lego Batman Movie, Friday, July 14, donated. 1-3 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. seeking vOlunTeers: The American Cancer This movie is rated PG. Registration required. • Building Block Party, Wednesday, July 19, Society has a specific need for Road to Recovery volunteer coordinators. The volunteers would 6-6:45 p.m. for ages 3-6: Parent-and-child interactive program building, talking and creating assist in scheduling rides for patients in upper together in free play with blocks and other toys. Luzerne County, Wilkes-Barre and surrounding cities. The volunteers don’t need to live in Registration required. Luzerne County, but it is helpful. This is a good • Dinosaur Dig, Thursday, July 20, 11:30 volunteer opportunity for a retiree, an admina.m. to 12:30 p.m. Field paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka will give an interactive talk istrative professional or someone who works on how and where to find fossils. They will also part time and has good computer skills. Volunteer coordinators are essential to show some of their discoveries from the time of the dinosaurs to the time of the ice age. Then organize and schedule volunteer drivers, who will provide transportation assistance to kids will go on a dinosaur dig. Registration cancer patients to and from appointments. The required. requirements are: good communication and For adults: • Personal Finance Workshop, Tuesday, July listening skills, strong organizational and time 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free event will help you un- management, working knowledge of Microsoft derstand what makes up your credit score, what and computer skills (the organization uses a web-based database to coordinate rides). hurts your credit score, how your credit score The coordinator must have internet access, can impact you, how lenders view your credit score, what you can do to raise your credit score email and a phone. A short orientation and training session will be provided. Volunteers and how to get rid of bad debt. Registration is need to fill out some paperwork and have a requested. clear background check. The hours are flex• Gentle Vinyasa Yoga, Saturday, July 22, noon to 1:15 p.m. Admission is $3. Gentle Vin- ible and a volunteer coordinator may spend

about five hours per week calling drivers and responding to ride requests. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity or being a volunteer Road to Recovery driver, call 570-562-9749 or email to

bereavemenT grOuP: Allied Services is preparing to launch a new support group on its Scranton campus. The Bereavement Support Group is free and open to all. Group meetings will take place in the Community Room at Luger Rehab Center, 475 Morgan Highway in Scranton. There will be two sessions: Group 1 will meet 2-3 p.m. Group 2 will meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. To learn more and to RSVP for the first meeting call 570-341-4650. Meetings will be held Aug. 8, Sept. 12, 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 “onebin” 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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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. yard wasTe nOTiCe: Moosic Borough can no longer accept grass and leaves in any type of plastic bag (biodegradable or not). This is a requirement by the Department of Environmental Protection. Grass and leaves must be placed in separate open containers, weighing no more than 35 pounds. Brush and tree limbs cannot be mixed with grass and leaves. They can be bundled together or placed in separate open containers. seniOr Passes: The Old Forge School Board golden age policy passes, allowing borough residents 65 and older free admission to districtsponsored athletic events, are available in the high school office, 300 Marion St., Old Forge. sewer PaymenT nOTiCe: Old Forge residents are reminded that the borough sewer bills are to be paid at the Old Forge Branch of Penn Security Bank only. Other branches of Penn Security will not accept these payments. helP fOr seniOrs: Older residents with questions about Medicare or health insurance coverage may visit state Rep. Marty Flynn’s office, 409 N. Main Ave. in Scranton, the second Monday of each month for assistance. Appointments are suggested by calling 570342-4348.

TaylOr reCyCling: Taylor Borough will pick up recycling in the following manner: • The Department of Public Works will collect commingled recyclables, which consists of plastic bottles, jars, tubs and tops, glass bottles and jars and aluminum and steel (tin) cans; and • The Department of Public Works will collect paper only, including items such as PeT nOTiCe: Old Forge residents are remind- newspapers, catalogs, office/computer paper, ed that the borough has an ordinance governing phone books, envelopes and unwanted mail, the curbing of pets and other animals and the re- magazines, cardboard (shipping boxes), cereal sponsibility for the removal of all animal waste. boxes, cracker boxes and paper towel rolls. Visit for more inforThis ordinance applies to all borough parks. Any matio n. person violating any of the provisions of this JULY 13, 2017

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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. 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. or 570-457-4477.


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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 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.

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.

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. 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.; 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.; 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. 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: 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,

PrinCe of PeaCe 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.

Queen of the aPostles 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.

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. 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca. Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday Masses: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Masses: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and

unity in Christ Parish,

From Helen’s Kitchen BY Lori KisheL

TOASTED BARLEY-BEAN SALAD 1/2 cup quick-cooking barley 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 1-1/2 cups water 1 teaspoon instant chicken bouillon granules 1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained 1 (8-ounce) can cut Italian green beans, drained 1 (8-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained 1 small onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings 1/2 cup chopped celery 2 tablespoons snipped parsley 1/4 cup salad oil 1/4 cup vinegar 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard In a large skillet cook the barley in hot butter or margarine over low heat until barley is golden, stirring frequently. Add water and chicken bouillon granules. Cook, covered, for 10 to 12 minutes or until tender; drain. In a large mixing bowl stir together the garbanzo beans, Italian green beans, kidney beans, onion rings, celery and parsley. Stir in the drained barley. For dressing: In a screw-top jar combine salad oil, vinegar and dry mustard. Cover and shake well to mix. Pour dressing over bean mixture. Cover and chill in refrigerator about 2 hours or until cold. Yield: 8 to 10 servings. HAM STEAK HAWAIIAN (Excellent for breakfast with the hash-brown potatoes below.) 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 stick butter 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1 (1/2-inch-thick) slice fully cooked ham (about 1 pound) Combine first 3 ingredients in a large skillet; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves and butter melts. Add ham slice; cook over medium heat 10 minutes on each side or until thoroughly heated. (You can substitute white wine vinegar for red wine vinegar on this entrée. Red and white wine vinegars both have a pleasantly pungent flavor that gives the sauce a sweet-andsour taste. Yield: 4 servings.

HASH-BROWN POTATOES 1/4 cup vegetable oil (corn, safflower) 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon onion powder 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 6 cups chopped or grated peeled potatoes 1/4 teaspoon paprika Heat oil, pepper and onion and garlic powders in a large nonstick skillet over medium- high heat. Add potatoes and paprika. Cook until potatoes are crisp and browned, stirring frequently. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.

LOW FAT GRILLED ORANGE HONEY-MUSTARD CHICKEN 1 pound fat-free chicken breasts 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder Black pepper, to taste 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 cup orange juice 1 teaspoon honey Rinse chicken breasts with cold water and dry well. Place chicken breasts in shallow glass baking dish; season both sides with onion powder, garlic powder and pepper. In a small bowl combine minced garlic, sour cream, mustard, orange juice and honey; blend well. Pour marinade over chicken and turn to coat well. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator 2 hours or overnight. Prepare a hot fire and lightly spray grill with nonfat cooking spray. Remove chicken from marinade; save marinade. Grill 7 to 10 minutes per side, until chicken is lightly browned and cooked through. Brush chicken breasts with marinade several times while cooking. Yield: 4 servings. SUGARLESS BERRY MUFFINS 2 tablespoon lite applesauce 2 tablespoon apple butter 1/2 cup egg substitute 3/4 cup orange juice 1 tsp. vanilla 1-3/4 cups + 2 teaspoons flour, divided 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1 cup berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries or any combination) Preheat oven to 375º. Lightly spray muffin cups with nonfat cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine applesauce, apple butter, egg substitute, orange juice and vanilla; blend until smooth. In a medium bowl, combine 1-3/4 cups flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg; mix until blended. Add flour mixture to applesauce mixture and mix until all dry ingredients are blended. In a small bowl, toss berries with 2 teaspoons flour; fold berries into batter and mix gently. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and bake in preheated oven 20 to 25 minutes. Yield: 12 servings. BLUEBERRY CREAM PIE 1 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg

2-1/2 cups fresh blueberries 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell 3 tablespoons flour 1-1/2 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons chopped pecans (optional) Combine sour cream, all-purpose flour, sugar, vanilla, salt and egg in a large bowl. Beat with electric mixer about 5 minutes or until smooth. Fold in blueberries. Pour into unbaked shell and bake at 375º for 25 minutes. Remove from oven. Combine flour, butter and chopped pecans; stir well with fork. Sprinkle over pie; bake for an additional 10 minutes. Chill before serving. Yield: 6 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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