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Riverside students making their own drones By Josh McAuliffe
18, who plans to study civil engineering at Penn State University. “It gave Drones are increasingly becoming me a little taste of what my commonplace in our rapidly advancfuture would be like, and maade me ing society. So, it was only a matter of feel like I’m going into the riight field.” time before local school districts began Nick, 18, echoed that sen ntiment. integrating drone technology into their “We spent a lot of time on it, i but b it i curriculums. was definitely a lot of fun,” said Nick, Riverside Junior/Senior High School who will attend Susquehanna University students Colin Quinn and Nick Sottile with intentions of majoring in either civil recently got to test their drone-making or environmental engineering. “It was skills in teacher Chris Feerrar’s advanced something we could actually make with graphic design class. With assistance from our own hands, instead of just something Feerrar, the seniors assembled a small done on the computer.” drone made from plastic parts that came The project took about two months out of the class’s 3D printer. to complete. Under Feerrar’s guidance, According to Feerrar, the project Colin and Nick first researched different proved to be a great lesson in reverse designs for drones and decided to base engineering, problem solving and aerodytheirs off a quadcopter. namics for the students. Some of the individual parts took as “They recreated the plans they found long as six hours to print, with the stuand printed out the individual pieces,” dents having to figure out the weight and Feerrar said. “What made the project strength for each. so unique was they had to really think Along the way, Feerrar and the outside the box. They went through the students received assistance from a few whole process of trial and error.” other folks, including Riverside shop “It was a really cool project,” said Colin, teacher Craig Reifler and the staff at Walters Hardware Store in Wilkes-Barre, where Feerrar received an in-depth tutorial on drones. Colin and Nick used parts from a rac-
ing copter to put their design in the air. air Initially, the drone’s flight module was installed upside down, resulting in a quick crash the first time it was launched. A couple more unsuccessful launches followed, but the students remained undeterred. “We had a couple of mistakes, but we just kept trying,” Colin said. “Mr. Feerrar was a lot of help. And he helped us learn by ourselves,” Nick said. Finally, one day in the school’s commons area, with many of their fellow students cheering them on, Colin and Nick got the drone airborne and kept it there. The drone hasn’t been flown outside yet, but will be as soon as the weather breaks, Feerrar said. The drone project is just one facet of Riverside’s graphic arts curriculum. Under Feerrar’s tutelage, students have had the opportunity to do professional design work for several local businesses and organizations. Currently, the class has over $5,000 in the bank, and before
Riverside seniors Colin Quinn, left, and Nick Sottile show off their drone.
Christmas break they bought lunch for the entire student body. The class’s ingenuity and profitability has allowed for purchases like the $700 3D printer and the $200 drone controller. Feerrar now has plans to purchase a recycler that will turn plastic products into filament for the printer. “The goal is to be a self-sufficient classroom,” Feerrar said. “It’s a great group of kids. And I’m very lucky to work in a school district that likes to take challenges.” And, he’s thrilled with the rigor that Colin and Nick brought to the drone project. “It was a learning experience for all three of us,” Feerrar said. “It ended up being a really cool project.”
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The Old Forge Class of 1964 will meet March 21, 12:30 p.m. at Arcaro and Genell’s in Old Forge for a luncheon.
St. Stephen’s Russian Orthodox Church, St. Stephen’s Lane and Hickory Street in Old Forge, will hold a clam chowder sale Friday, March 24, 4-6 p.m. Soup will be homemade from fresh steamed clams (no canned clams). Cost is $7 per quart. The deadline for orders is Monday, March 20. Call 570-457-9607 or 570-562-0884 to place an order.
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United Baptist Church, 125 Church St. in Taylor, will hold a pasta dinner on Saturday, March 25, 5-8 p.m. (takeout dinners available 3-5 p.m.) Tickets are $10; $5 for kids. Call 570-562-3699 for more information.
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Siamo: The Italian-American Heritage Society of Northeastern PA, in partnership with the Taylor Community Library, will present its second annual St. Joseph’s Day festival on Saturday, March 18, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Taylor Community Library, 710 S. Main St. in Taylor. St. Joseph is the patron saint of Italian-Americans and immigrants and his feast day is traditionally celebrated on March 19. The event will include a zeppole making demonstration for adults (zeppole are the traditional pastry eaten on the feast day), as well as children’s story time, crafts, games and heritage displays, including a traditional St. Joseph’s Day altar. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-290-7212. This event is free and open to the public.
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First United Methodist Church of Old Forge will sponsor a bus trip to the Summer Doo Wop Cavalcade at the American Music Theater in Lancaster on Saturday, June 10, at 2 p.m. Cost is $115 per person, all inclusive. Reservations must be made on or before Friday, April 7. Dinner is at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord following the show. Performers scheduled are The Duprees, The Happenings, Brian Hyland, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, The Classics, and The Capris. To make a reservation or for additional information call 570-6031915 (leave a message if no answer).
University of Success Accepting Applications
The University of Scranton’s University of Success Program, a four-year pre-college mentorship program, is now accepting applications for the 2017 academic year that begins this summer. Applicants must be enrolled in the eighth grade and possess a strong desire to attend college in the future. The University of Success is designed to provide academic, social and cultural enrichment to area high school students. The program’s ultimate goal is to assist first-generation college-bound students to successfully gain entrance into a college or university. The program, offered free of charge to participants, begins with a two-week summer institute at the University of Scranton, Sunday, July 9, to Friday, July 21. Upon completion of the summer program, the students will continue to meet for enrichment sessions through their high school career. Applications may be obtained by calling 570-941-4377, by emailing margaret. email@example.com or by visiting the University of Success web site. The deadline for submission of applications is Saturday, April 1.
Emergent Scholars at Elizabethtown College were honored at a special luncheon. The students have attained at least a 3.75 cumulative grade point average at the end of their first three semesters. Among them were Megan Kane and Melissa Spencer, both from South Abington Township.
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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. 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. 570-9095434.
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. 570-5623335. First United Methodist oF old Forge, 143 Harrison St. in Old Forge. Sunday service: 11:15 a.m. Pastor is Rev. Susan Hardman-Zimmerman.
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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 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. 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: Services Saturday 4 and 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 7:30, 9 and 11:15 a.m.
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). Fr.email@example.com. StGeorgesTaylor.com. 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 Sun-
day 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. 570-4572291.
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. 570457-3703. firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.
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. 570-457-1109. ALP007@aol.com.
taylor PriMitive Methodist,
153 S. Keyser Ave. in Taylor. Sunday service: 11 a.m. Pastor is James P. Whitman.
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PrinCe of PeaCe Parish,
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.
Queen of the aPostles 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.
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. 570-4575900. 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca. Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday Masses: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Masses: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 8 a.m, Wednesday at 7 p.m. Confession: Saturday 3:15-3:45 p.m.; anytime upon request. Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. miraculous medal novena: Wednesday following the 7 p.m. Mass. First Friday healing Mass: First Friday of the month at 7 p.m. 570-457-3412. email@example.com.
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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. 570-4571109.
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TribOrO baNNer WriTer The Old Forge girls basketball team was among those high school athletes who had their schedule changed because of the snowstorm that hit the state earlier this week. Instead of playing its second-round game in the Class 2A girls tournament on Tuesday, the Lady Devils had to wait until at least today to get back on the court. When Old Forge (10-16) finally gets the chance to put their uniforms back, they will be at Hazleton Area High School for a 6:30 p.m. start, eager to face Mahanoy Area (217), a team that has already defeated the Lady Devils this season. The extra time off may not be the benefit as it sounds, because a stoppage in school keeps the athletes away as well. “It really doesn’t help, because when the schools are closed, you can’t practice,” third-year Old Forge head coach Ron Stacchiotti said. “If the school is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, we might not be able to practice. “That clearly is not going to help preparation time.” But this group of Lady Devils is not ready for the season to end just yet “They’re excited, they’re ready to go,” Stacchiotti said. “They’re on a high right now, they’re very happy.” With a trio of guards that have supplied much of the offense firepower for the Lady Devils, there are two others who have not received a lot of credit but have deserved their roles in the starting lineup. Maya Florovito, a 5-foot-8-inch senior and 5-foot-10 junior Jennifer Regan have made strides in their games this season.
Regan has provided offense from time to time, but it is her defense that has Stacchiotti talking for now. “Jen can score, she’s scored in double digits sometimes,= for us,” Stacchiotti said. “She will rebound, and now she is starting to play really good defense inside for us,” Stacchiotti said. “She is learning how to move her feet and how to play defense inside now.
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“It’s not just the guards, these two inside have been playing good.” Stacchiotti added a reserve off the bench, 5-foot-7 senior Julia Kuckla, for handling the pressure of being the first substitute off the bench. “Kuckla has been playing well, defensively and rebounding for us and she’s aggressive and really goes after it,” Stacchiotti said. But it is still the trio of senior Kierstyn Breig, freshman Lindsey Welsh and junior Nocera that has proven that they are the three key contributors for the Lady Devils. “When these three guards are healthy, we have a combination that’s one of the best in the area,” Stacchiotti said. “They just play well together.” They seem to live up to Stacchiotti’s billing, time after time, whether it being scoring all but four of the Lady Devils’ points like they did in Old Forge’s win over Elk Lake for the District 2 Class 2A title, or by getting all but three points of the 31-24 defeat of East Juniata in the state first round game on Saturday. Nocera led the defensive effort that held a 1,000-point scorer to three points.
Riverside ran into a similar defensive effort when they fell to New Hope-Solebury, 33-18, in a Class 3A “Maya plays good defense on the in- state opener. terior; when I put Alex (Nocera) on the Lizzy Spindler ended her Lady opposing team’s top guard, I put Maya Vikes career with a team-high eight on the opponent’s best center or forpoints, pushing her career total to ward, when we match up a little bit,” 1,666 points. Stacchiotti said. “She’s been rebound-
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WILD RICE VEGETABLE PANCAKES 4 ounces wild rice 1 cup julienne carrots 1 cup julienne celery 1 cup julienne white onion 3 scallions, chopped 2 eggs 1/2 cup flour Salt (to taste) Pepper (to taste) Olive oil (for frying) Boil the wild rice in 2 quarts of lightly salted water until very tender and most of the grains have burst open, approximately 40 minutes. Drain, reserving liquid, and cool the rice by spreading it on a platter. Mix the rice with the carrots, celery, onion, scallions, egg, and flour. Season with salt and pepper. Add a few drops of rice-cooking liquid to help the mixture stick together. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place quarter-cup mounds of rice mixture into the pan; shape them into pancakes. Cook without moving them until the pancake is brown on the first side and are visibly cooked around the edges, approximately 5 minute. Next, flip the pancakes with a spatula, and cook until lightly browned. Blot excess oil. Serve. Yield: 6-8 servings.
son with hot pepper sauce to taste. Yield: 6 servings. BAKED SCALLOPS AND MUSHROOMS 2 pounds scallops 1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced 1 small onion, chopped 4 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons flour 2 cups rich milk 1/2 cup or more of broth used to cook scallops Salt (to taste) Black pepper (to taste) 1/2 cup sherry 1/2 cup buttered bread crumbs Thoroughly wash scallops and add enough water just to cover the scallops; bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Drain, reserving the liquid broth. Cool, then cut scallops in half. Sauté the mushrooms and onion in butter. Add flour and blend until smooth; add milk and scallop liquid and season with salt and pepper. Add sherry and cook slowly until thickened. Mix in scallops and turn into buttered oven dish. Cover with buttered bread crumbs and bake in 350° oven for 30 minutes. Yield: approximately 6 servings.
marinade. Season to taste with pepper and broil until browned on both sides and eggplant is soft, about 5 minutes per side. Remove from the broiler and place the eggplant on a platter and surround with the slices of mozzarella cheese. Spoon the garlic-herb marinade over the eggplant and cheese and serve. Yield: 4 servings. Garlic-herb marinade: 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh rosemary leaves 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh oregano leaves 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh thyme leaves Peeled cloves from a 1-1/2-ounce head of garlic (about 12 cloves, whole) Combine all ingredients; let marinate at room temperature for at least 3 hours before using.
ONE-BOWL CHOCOLATE CAKE 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 cups milk 1/2 cup butter, softened BROILED EGGPLANT 2 large eggs WITH MOZZARELLA 2 teaspoons vanilla extract EASY GAZPACHO 1 medium eggplant Peanut butter frosting (recipe below) 8 tomatoes, seeds removed Salt (to taste) Preheat oven to 350°. Grease two 1 large cucumber, peeled 9-inch round cake pans. In a large bowl, 12 ounces fresh mozzarella 2 green bell peppers, seeds removed combine flour, sugar and brown sugar, 1/2 recipe Garlic-Herb Marinade 1 slice bread, torn into pieces cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, (recipe below) 1 clove garlic, sliced milk, butter, eggs and vanilla. Set mixer Black pepper to low speed and beat until dry ingredi2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Trim off the ends of the eggplant and ents are moistened. Increase speed to 1-1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar peel off the skin with a vegetable peeler. high; beat 3 more minutes, until smooth. 1 teaspoon salt From the larger end, cut four 3/4-inch Divide batter between prepared pans. 1 to 2 cups tomato juice thick slices. Place the slices on a sheet pan Bake 30 minutes. Or until toothpick and sprinkle lightly with salt. Let the eggHot pepper sauce (to taste) inserted in center of layers comes out Roughly chop the tomatoes, cucumber, plant sit for 1 hour.Next, slice the mozclean. Cool layers in pans on wire racks and peppers. Combine with bread, garlic, zarella into 1/4-inch thick pieces. Leave for about 10 minutes. Loosen layers from the cheese at room temperature for the olive oil, vinegar and salt in a food processide of pans with a small knife, and invert same hour. About 20 minutes before servsor or blender. Puree at high speed until onto racks; let cool. Yield 12 servings. ing, preheat the broiler. Absorb excess consistency is soupy, but chunky. Stir in Peanut butter frosting: moisture from the eggplant, and brush tomato juice to desired consistency; sea1/2 cup butter, softened the slices lightly with the garlic-herb
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1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1 package cream cheese, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 2 to 3 tablespoons milk In large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat butter, peanut butter, cream cheese, and vanilla until smooth and fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar and 2 tablespoons milk. Beat until blended. Increase speed to medium-high; beat 2 minutes, or until fluffy, adding remaining 1 tablespoon milk as needed. To ice cake: Place 1 cake layer on cake plate; spread with 1/2 cup frosting. Top with remaining layer. Frost side and top of cake with remaining frosting. CINNAMON AND SUGAR RING 3 cups all-purpose flour 5 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons sugar 6 tablespoons butter 1 cup milk 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup pecans, chopped Sift and mix together dry ingredients, cut in butter; pour milk over ingredients and mix to form a soft dough. Place dough on a floured board and knead 10-12 strokes. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to approximately 1/4-inch thickness. Brush dough with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Roll and shape into a ring. Gently slice through the dough in sections to give the ring a petal effect. Sprinkle top with cinnamon, sugar, and pecans. Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes, or until evenly browned. Yield: approximately 6-8 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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county with household incomes of less than $54,000 in 2016 can receive free assistance completing their federal, state and local tax returns through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The free service is staffed by University of Scranton accounting Hoagie Sale: The Moosic Lions will hold students and numerous professional volunits annual Lenten tuna hoagie and homemade teers organized by the University and the red clam chowder sale every Friday through United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne CounApril 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Moosic Youth ties, with the support of several local human Center. Hoagies will cost $5, and clam chowder service organizations. will be $4 per pint or $7 per quart. Proceeds Walk-in service without an appointment is from the sale will help fund the club’s scholaravailable in Brennan Hall on the University’s ship as well as other projects. To pre-order or campus Mondays and Wednesdays 9 a.m. to to schedule delivery to your place of business. 3 p.m., Tuesdays noon to 5 p.m., and Fridays call 570-457-1299. Walk-ins welcome. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Monday, March 20, to Friday, March 31. PoliSH language ClaSSeS: Polish lanResidents are asked to bring: a valid photo guage classes will resume at the Taylor Library ID, all W2 forms, all 1099 forms, real estate on Thursdays at 4-5:30 p.m. Call 570-562tax receipts for the rent/tax rebate, form 8332 2007 for more information. for non-custodial parents; Social Security numbers or individual tax identification numJr. Football regiStration: For Rivbers (ITIN) for all taxpayers and dependents, erside Jr. Viking football and cheerleading W-7 forms if appropriate, information related (football: ages 5-14; cheerleading: kindergarto income and expenses, a personal banking ten through grade eight) registration will be account check if direct deposit is desired and held Thursday, March 16, and Thursday, April any documentation related to health insur13, 6-8 p.m. at the Taylor Community Center; Sunday, May 7, and Sunday, May 21, noon to 2 ance for themselves and anyone on the tax p.m. at the Jr. Vikings Field House on Schlager return, such as Form 1095-A, -B or -C, or St. in Taylor. Registration fee is $40 per player paperwork from the Healthcare Market Place. and $20 for each additional sibling (5-year-olds Last year’s tax returns are also requested. for cheerleading or football are admitted for HiStoriCal Movie: Taylor Historical Sofree). Call 570-878-1466 for more information. ciety will present the movie “How Green Was eigen to SPeak: Kiel Eigen is booked to my Valley” on Tuesday, March 21, at 6:45 p.m. at the Taylor Community Library, 710 S. Main speak at Old Forge High School on Friday, St. Admission is free. For more information March 17, at 1 p.m. Eigen was a former Old call, 570-562-1225 or 570-346-6179. Forge student who was paralyzed on the field while playing football. He has established the MeSH WreatH ClaSS: Taylor Community Kiel Eigen Scholarship Fund on behalf of the Library, 710 S. Main St., will host a Easter deco Old Forge School District. mesh wreath-making class on Wednesday, CHurCH Dinner: Queen of the Apostles March 22, 6:30 p.m. Cost is $12 per person and includes all materials needed to make your Parish, 742 Spring St. in Avoca, will hold its wreath. Registration is required. Call 570-562annual spring chicken dinner on Sunday, March 19, noon to 4 p.m. Menu includes a half 1234. Visit or call the library to register. chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetable, coleslaw, SCHolarSHiP FunDraiSer: The fourth roll, homemade dessert and beverages. Takeannual Mary Iacovazzi memorial scholarship outs will be available beginning at 11 a.m. In fundraiser will be held Thursday, March 23, 5-8 addition to the dinner, there will also be cash p.m. at the Taylor Deli Cafe, 125 N. Main St. in and theme basket raffles. Tickets are $12; $8 Taylor. Tickets are $12.99 for the buffet; $2 for for kids 12 and younger. To purchase advance unlimited beverages; children younger than 12 tickets, call 570-457-3412. Tickets will also be will be admitted free. Proceeds will benefit the available at the door. 2017 Riveride High School graduate(s) post-
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