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“There will be a large group of motorcycle escorts, including the Legion Riders, Rolling Thunder and more. The Mid Valley Steel Drum band will be the entertainment at the borough block party, the Valley View Band will be marching, along with the Dickson City Honor Guard. The Tobyhanna Army Depot will send vehicles as well as the 55th Brigade with Humvees, the Olyphant Lions Club, Olyphant’s generation honor, dignity and respect for firefighters and EMS personnel, as well all our veterans and that their sacrifice will never be forgotten. We chose Patriots as residents and businesses, and veterans organizations throughout the Valley.” Day, 9/11, as the most appropriate day At the end of the parade a service will to honor our patriots; our Hometown be held at the Veterans Memorial on WilHeroes.” Atkinson has been busily inviting every low Avenue. The speakers for the dedication will be Thomas Munley, the president organization in the surrounding area to judge of Lackawanna County, and state take part in the parade, and she expects Sen. John Blake. hundreds of children from the baseball The public will then be invited to a and football teams, along with Boy Scouts block party alongside the borough buildand others, marching in uniform and caring, where light refreshments will be rying flags.

Olyphant will dedicate its Hometown Heroes banners with plenty of pomp

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The borough of Olyphant (along with several other municipalities in the Valley) has been involved in a endevour that is both patriotic and personal: taking orders for “Hometown Heroes” banners and hanging them from street light poles around the borough. The banners honor service men and women from the area, living and departed, who served their country. The first phase of the banner sales has ended (nearly 100 were ordered, and there will be future chances to purchase banners) and they have been hung. The next step is some sort of dedication. Olyphant will dedicate its first set of Hometown Heroes banners on Monday, Sept. 11, Patriots Day, with a parade. The parade will form up beginning at 5:30 p.m. on North Valley Avenue next to Brick City. The parade will step off at 6 p.m., rain or shine. “One of our goals is to bring the veteran families, as well as veterans, together and give them the welcome home and thank you that they never received,” said Kim Atkinson, the coordinator of the event who, with her husband, George, got the ball rolling on the whole banner project. “We also want to teach the next

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served and the families can visit and share their memories. “They are invited to bring photos and memorabilia of their loved ones and share their stories of bravery and service,” Atkinson said. There will also be a sculpture on display by Olyphant artist Mark Zinskie, who has sculpted a lifesize solder from Desert Storm entitled “Freedom Fighter.” Zinskie created this statue to honor his father, Sgt. Harry Zinskie, who was a World War II and Korean War veteran. The artist will be on hand as well. If you have a group that would like to participate, call 570-383-9552 to register. For those who would like to take part in the parade but cannot walk, the Lackawanna County trolley-bus will be on hand. (Seating will be on a first-comefirst-served basis.) The parade will proceed from Line Street and South Valley Avenue, through Main Street to Willow Avenue.

From left: Olyphant Police Chief James Foley, Olyphant councilman Dave Krukovitz, Fire Chief Dave Tulley, event coordinator George Atkinson, Olyphant councilwoman Christine Powell, event coordinator Kim Atkinson, councilman Mike Abda, Council president Robert Hudak, councilmen Jerry Tulley and James Baldan and committee member Brian Doughton. TS_CNG/ADVANTAGE/PAGES [A01] | 09/07/17



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NHS Human Services will sponsor its fourth annual community wellness fair on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Memorial Park, Main and Park streets in downtown Carbondale. Admission is free and the public is invited. You will be able to obtain information from a variety of health and wellness agencies and businesses from the local community. Calligraphers’ Guild of Northeastern Some of the vendors who will particiPennsylvania will meet Friday, Sept. 8, pate in the fair and provide valuable at 7 p.m. at Marywood University. Call resources include: NHS NEPA, Com570-587-1303 for more information. munity Care Behavioral Health, Carbondale YMCA, PersoNELLIzed Cakes, Area Agency on Aging, Care Givers of Walter Paciga Veterans of Foreign America, Women’s Resource Center, Wars Post No. 4712, and Jerome F. Peerstar Peer Support Services, Edward O’Malley American Legion Post No. Damian Leone, Infants & Children 221 invite all residents of Carbondale (WIC), Wayne Memorial Hospital, Just and Simpson to the Adopt-A-Highway Believe Recovery Center and National Program on Saturday, Sept. 9. There Alliance for the Mentally Ill. NHS will provide free depression will be a briefing and roll call at the VFW post, 500 Main St. in Simpson at screenings. NHS and other agencies will also provide information on a 9 a.m. Supplies will be provided. The variety of health and wellness topics, cleanup will be on Owego Turnpike and Upper Dundaff Street. including blood pressure screenings, nutrition and dental care. There will be prizes and giveaways. For more information, email or The Northeastern Detachment call 570-282-1732, ext. 256. Marine Corps League and Museum, 1340 Alder St. in Scranton, will hold its annual chicken barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 9, noon to 5 p.m. Tickets will be St. Mary’s Orthodox Greek Catho$10 at the door. lic Church, 522 Main St. in Dickson City, will hold its annual ethnic dinner featuring halupki, pierogies, kielbasi,

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Mayfield Borough will participate in countywide tire recycling on Thursday, Sept. 14, 4-7 p.m. at the Mayfield DPW site on the 300 block of May Street. The Blakely High Papa Bears Club will Passenger cars, SUVs and pickup tires have its annual summer outing inside will be accepted at $3 each. All tires the Montdale Country Club on Sunday, must be free of debris and off the rim or Sept. 10, 1-4:30 p.m. The group will the cost will be $5. Cash only. honor former coach Peter Cordelli and the Blakely Borough fire companies.

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Archbald Borough Mayor Shirley Barrett is organizing a Hurricane Harvey relief drive and is inviting the participation of all municipalities in Lackawanna County. This collection is made possible through Kane Trucking’s contribution of a trailer for transportation to affected victims. Items that will be collected are: cleaning supplies, such as brooms, mops, Clorox, detergents, paper towels, diapers, toilet paper, first aid kits, blankets, bed sheets, bath towels, personal care items and soap. Items may be dropped off at the trailer at the Archbald Borough Municipal Building, 400 Church St., on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Any municipality that needs special collections can make arrangements by calling Mayor Barrett or the Archbald Municipal Building. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Checks should be made payable to the American Red Cross. For any further information, call 570-498-9398 or 570-876-1800.

halushki, vegetable, roll and dessert on Thursday, Sept. 14, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $12 per dinner. Advance orders should be made by calling 570-489-3301 or 570-489-4283. Group orders are welcome. Call by Monday, Sept. 11.

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Walter Paciga Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4712, 500 Main St. in Simpson will hold its fourth annual FallFest on Friday, Sept. 15, 5-11 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 16, noon to 11 p.m. featuring live music from Light Weight (Friday) and Grubber (Saturday). As part of the festival, the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association will hold a 60-mile ride on Saturday. Registration is 9:30-11:30 a.m.; kickstands up at noon. Cost is $10 per bike. There will also be a cornhole tournament at 3 p.m. on Saturday; $20 per team.

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On Friday, Sept. 15, the Msgr. William Farrell Division 2 of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians (AOH) in Carbondale will host a “half-way to St. Partrick’s Day hooley at the Trinity Club, 83 S. Main St. in Carbondale, 5-10:30 p.m. Tickets are $12, which includes draft beer, soda and wine. There will be food for sale and music by the Irish Balladeers. You can purchase tickets from any AOH member or call 570-906-4959 or 570-561-5758. Only 150 tickets will be sold.

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on Thursdays, beginning on Sept.. ist Group” and “Black Potatoes: The 28, also 5:30-8 p.m. Both are at the Story of the Great Irish Famine.” 100 percent will go to help those in Carbondale Area Elementary School. The annual luncheon is sponneed from Hurricane Harvey. Hoagies The free program includes dinner sored by the Novel Woman Book Club will be $5 each. To order, call 570-489for the family, prizes for attendance and will start with a time of hospi6093 or 570-489-8042. and free child care for those with tality at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be Coal Cracker Cruisers will sponsor infants. For more information or to its 19th annual car and truck show on served at 12:15 p.m., followed by the register, call 570-963-6842 by Monspeaker and a book signing. The cost Eynon Sturges Volunteer Hose Co. Sunday, Sept. 17 in the Carbondale day, Sept. 18. High School parking lot. To regisis $25 and checks can be made payNo. 3 will hold its seventh annual ter your car to be in the show, the able to the Forest City Library and chicken barbecue on Saturday, Sept. cost is $10. You must be on the field 16, at the Station on Thomas Street mailed to 531 Main St., Forest City, The 10th annual Local Author’s in Eynon. Dinners are $10 and will be by noon. Trophies will be awarded. PA 18421, by Wednesday, Sept. 13. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 and Luncheon to benefit the Forest served from noon until 6 p.m. For additional information, you can basket raffles. Music by DJ Tony and City branch of the Susquehanna There will be raffle baskets and a County Library System will be held at reach the library at 570-785-5590. the Take 3 Band. For more informa50/50 drawing. Elkview Country Club at Crystal Lake tion, call 570-876-4034. on Wednesday, Sept. 20. The Forest City Library is also celebrating its The Genealogical Research Society The Greater Carbondale Chamber 50th anniversary. of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 1100 Citizens for a Healthy Jessup of Commerce, in partnership with This year’s featured author is SuMain St. in Peckville, will present a will hold an end-of-summer festival Steamtown National Historic Site, san Campbell Bartoletti, who resides talk by Stephanie Longo on “Italian on Sunday, Sept. 17, 3-7 p.m. at Stawill present the NEPA Valley Wine in Moscow and writes children’s litFestivals in NEPA” on Wednesday, tion Park, 103 Church St. in Jessup, Train on Saturday, Sept. 16, or Saturerature. Her nonfiction books include featuring food, a bake sale, entertain- “Hitler Youth: Growing Up in HitSept. 20, at 7 p.m. Light fare will be day, Sept. 23. Enjoy food and wine parings and live entertainment with ment, basket raffles and guest speak- ler’s Shadow,” “The Boy who Dared,” served following the talk. Reservaers. Proceeds benefit environmental Chris Mallineaux at each platform, tions are recommended by calling “They Called Themselves The K.K.K testing and Jessup Fire and AmbuD&H history with historian Dr. S. 570-383-7661. : The Birth of an American TerrorRobert Powell and stops at four train lance groups. platforms. Your day will get underway at the Carbondale train platform at 2 p.m. and will finish at 7 p.m. at Are you a parent or caregiver of the Dickson City platform. Round a fifth or sixth grader? Would you trip transportation will be provided. like to learn some additional skills Your One Stop Shop for All Your Tickets are $50 and can be purto help your child succeed and make chased by calling the Greater Caryour family stronger? If so, then Automotive Needs! bondale Chamber of Commerce at register for the free Strengthen570-282-1690. Space is limited and • Oil changes ing Families Program this fall. The you must be 21 or older to particiStrengthening Families Program, • State Safety Inspections and Emissions pate in this event. Consumption of designed for parents and youth ages • Brakes alcohol is prohibited on the train 10-14, is a seven-week initiative for• Wheel and Tire Packages cars. Alcohol may be consumed at mulated to reduce adolescent subeach platform. • Alignments stance abuse and other problematic behaviors. 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Genealogical Society of northeastern Pennsylvania According to an article published in the Mid Valley News in January of 1989, there is a story of some gold hidden in a creek in Archbald. Supposedly, the gold was hidden by Indians in 1778. The Indians acquired this gold when they were paid to participate in the Wyoming Massacre in 1778. The Indians were chased out of the valley by Gen. Sullivan’s troops. This story came to the attention of William Davies of Archbald’s Ridge section (now Eynon). Davies left the area for California in 1849 in search of gold. Along the way he met an Indian who was the son of one who took part in the massacre. He told Davies that the Indians were driven out of Lackawanna Valley and, on their way, they camped with the gold at Hungry Hill in Dunmore. Later the Indians traveled for about a half a day to two streams. The stream to the east was Forty Foot Falls, meaning White Oak Creek in Archbald. Not far from this stream was a cave where the gold was hidden. Archbald was originally called White Oak. There is a tributary of White Oak Creek known as Indian Cave Creek. Davies returned to Eynon in 1852 and began searching for the gold in secret. Soon the secret was out and people came from Scranton, Carbondale and Pittston looking for the treasure, but nothing was ever found. Another version of the story is that some Eynon residents traveled to the state of Nebraska after selling their lands in Eynon’s Welsh Hill area. Some of these settlers heard the same story, and, after suffering misfortune, returned to the area and settled in the Nebraska section of Archbald, which is an extension of Jermyn Borough. Again, these settlers searched but found nothing. The Indian Cave Creek may have received its name to honor a legend of young lovers. According to a history of Lackawanna County written by Dr. Horace Hollister, an Indian village existed in an area known as Mount Vernon or “stump field” in Archbald near an old suspension bridge over the D & H tracks. This village marked the end of one day’s journey from

The Forty Foot Falls at the mouth of Indian Cave Creek.


Wyoming to Milford along one of three Indian trails. The trail went over the summit of the mountain along old Salem Road to the headwaters of White Oak Creek and its tributary known as Indian Spring Stream. As the story goes, once a year, the Six Nations sent a brave to get the yearly wampum allotment from the Delawares. A son of the chief of the Senecas went to the Lackawanna Valley Delaware Indians for the wampum, where he fell in love with a young woman who was already promised in marriage to the tribal medicine man. The son promised her that he would return and marry her. On his return there was a war between the Six Nations and the Delawares. The son returned to the Delaware’s village and took the young woman. Going over the Archbald Mountain, the medicine man was waiting ready to strike them. A stone blocked their escape. A flash of lightning caused the outcropped rock to open, revealing a path of escape. The medicine man rushed in but the rock closed and caught his foot, leaving its impression there. The events of this legend take place along the north fork of White Oak Creek. There is a fissure in rocks where the escape took place and it is known as Indian Cave. There are two legends to choose from: lost gold or young lovers’ escape. The one thing for certain is that Indian Cave Creek exists.

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benefit Home SHopping: A multi-consultant LuLaRoe fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Blakely Fire Department, 315 Second St. in Blakely. This fundraiser is being hosted by Team Mel’s Family and will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Light The Night Walk. Admission is free. fell alumni: The Fell Alumni Association Committee will hols a reunion on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Morrison’s Grove. All alumni may attend. bookmobile in mayfield: The Lackawanna County Library Bookmobile will be at the Mayfield Borough Municipal Building, 739 Penn Ave., Monday, Sept. 11, 1:15-1:45 p.m. Residents can check out books, CDs, audio books, videos and other items and return them when the bookmobile returns in four weeks. Call 570-876-4391 for more information. HoSe Co. meeting: Whitmore Hose Co., 303 Depew Ave. in Mayfield, will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Dave Utter will preside. HoSe Co. meeting: Mayfield Hose Co. No. 1, 900 Maple St., will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. Tom Holland will preside.

Borough is seeking school crossing guards for Main/Church streets, Eynon and Main/ Monroe streets, 7-8:10 a.m. and 2:30-4 p.m. weekdays; and at Salem Road/Goers Hill, 7-7:45 a.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m. Background checks required. For more information, call 570-876-1800.

pieRogie Sale: All Saints Orthodox Church, 211 Willow Ave. in Olyphant, sells frozen pierogies Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., and Sundays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Price is $6.50 per dozen. Call 570-383-0785 or 570-489-5591 for more information. line danCing: The United Neighborhood Center’s Mid Valley Active Older Adult Community Center, 310 Church St., Jessup, is offering free line dancing lessons to Lackawanna County residents 55 and older every Friday, noon to 1:15 p.m. All levels welcome. For more information, call 570-489-4415 or 570-335-0804. State iSSueS: A representative for state Rep. Kevin Haggerty’s office will be available at the Throop Civic Center, 500 Sanderson St., on the first Wednesday of the month from 9-10 a.m. (Next visit is Oct. 4). extended day Camp foR lakeland and foReSt City StudentS: the Greater Carbon-

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ymCa afteRCaRe: Do you need a safe and fun place for your child after school lets out bRoom SaleS: The Mayfield Lions Club for the day? The Greater Carbondale YMCA, sells brooms for $14 each at the Mayfield Mu- a Keystone Stars 3 site, is now accepting apnicipal Building, 739 Penn Ave. The club also plications for the aftercare program from the collects used eyeglasses at the same locations. Carbondale and Lakeland School districts. Call 570-876-4391 for more information. There are three-, four- and five-day spaces Youth are bused to the Y where they vendoRS SougHt: Vendor/crafter applica- available. receive a snack, homework help and will have tions are still being accepted by the Christmas swimming and gym time. Youth must preBazaar Committee of St. John’s Russian Orregister. Packets are available at the member thodox Cathedral in Mayfield. Bazaar dates are services desk. (The Y also offers beforecare.) Nov. 10-12. If interested in obtaining an application, call 570-254-6882 or 570-906-4520. yaRd WaSte in aRCHbald: Archbald A limited amount of space is still available. Borough Department of Public Works picks CRoSSing guaRdS Wanted: Archbald


CALENDAR FROM PAGE 8 up yard waste curbside in biodegradable bags, on your recycling day every other week. Lawn and leaf bags can be purchased at home and garden stores or the borough office for $2 for 5 bags. No plastic bags are allowed for this service. Vegetation set out in plastic bags will not be picked up. There can be no commingling with any other materials; that is, no brush or branches, no garbage, animal waste, dirt, construction material, or other recyclables. Yard waste will be picked up on your recycling day during the week of Sept. 11 and 25; and Oct. 9 and 23. Branch chipping: call 570-8761800 to be put on the list. Ashes will be picked up every other Tuesday until Oct. 31. Visit for all borough news and information.

BINGO NIGHT: SSacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church, 624 Madison Avenue, Jermyn, holds BINGO on the first and third Wednesdays of each month (next BINGO night: Sept. 20). Doors open at 5 p.m., early bird games begin at 6 p.m., regular games begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. The evening includes homemade foods such as chili, pierogies, soups and desserts, along with specialty games , refreshments, door prizes awarded and a progressive jackpot (if not awarded, there will be a consolation prize of $500). Call 570-876- 1061 for more information.. COOkBOOk CluB: The Valley Community Library, 739 River St. in Peckville, has begun a cookbook club, which will meet on the first Wednesday of each month (next meeting Oct. 4) at 6 p.m. Registration is required and may be done in person at the library, where the current month’s cookbook is available for viewing. For more information, call the library or visit or valleycommunitylibrary. Free CHurCH luNCH: St. James-George Episcopal Church, 398 Washington Ave. in Jermyn, will hold a free lunch on Saturday, Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch and fellowship are held on the fourth Saturday of each month. Free luNCH: A free lunch will be served at Peckville United Methodist Church’s Red Door Cafe, 732 Main St., on Saturday, Sept. 23, noon to 1 p.m. Lunch and fellowship are offered on the fourth Saturday each month. Enter by the ground-level door to the downstairs dining hall. Class reuNION: The Benjamin Franklin

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CONservaTION DIsTrICT MeeTING: Meetings of the board of directors for the Lackawanna County Conservation District will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m. at the Joe Terry Civic Center in Scott Township. The next meeting is Sept. 28. Purse BINGO: Dickson City Civic Center,

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HIsTOrICal sOCIeTy: The Forest City Area Historical Society (FCAHS) is accepting applications for membership and membership renewals. The FCAHS encompasses Browndale, Forest City, Richmondale and Vandling. Anyone with pictures or items to donate is asked to call 570-785-5659. Memberships are for one year: an individual membership for $15; a family membership $25; a lifetime membership is $125. Call 570499-4908 or email Meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. Visit forestcityareahistoricalsociety. com to learn more about the organization or to download a membership application. JeNNy’s klOseT: Jenny’s Kloset is an ongo-

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FOOD COlleCTION: Mayfield Crime Watch is collecting food for the needy in those in need in the Mayfield area. If you know anyone deserving, please contact Chief Joseph Perechinsky at the Mayfield Borough Building or leave a note in the suggestion box by the front door of the borough building. number is 570-876-4391. veNDOrs sOuGHT: Light The Night Team Mel’s Family is having a craft and vendor fair at the Genetti Manor in Dickson City on Sunday, July 23, to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Craft and direct-sales PLEASE SEE CALENDAR PAGE 10

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Neighborhood Watch sells “We Support Throop Police” signs at the Throop Borough Building on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The signs are $10 each.

dccc soldier collection: The Dickson City Civic Center (DCCC) is looking to send care packages to some of our local service members. Does your family have someone serving who would like to receive a care package from home? Call 570-383-1813 to provide mailing information. mayfield crime watch notes: Mayfield

Crime Watch reminds residents they can report suspicious activity or problems in town by dropping a note in its drop box at the borough building, 739 Penn Ave. Also let the group know of any elderly person who may need food. It is checked often and you can remain anonymous.

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civic center activities: At the Dickson City Civic Center, 935 Albert St.: • Toddler Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to noon. Craft, snack, story time, peer play and more. For children and caregivers. • Birthday parties: Rent the gym for a great space to celebrate a special day. Call 570-383-

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Lynnette’s Twirlerettes has begun its 35th season. Classes are held in Carbondale, Forest City and Lake Ariel. There is no registration fee, and new students will have their September tuition fee waived. Lynnette’s Twirlerettes is a state and regional championship twirling group that has traveled and performed extensively across the U.S. and internationally in the West Indies, Bermuda, Bahamas, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Canada and, this past June, in Cost Rica. Students are instructed in dancetwirls, pompom, showteams, parade routines, basic twirls and more. Call 570-281-9797 or visit or the group’s Facebook page.

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Valley B2B, a referral networking group which meets Thursdays at Sebastianelli’s from 7:30 to 9 a.m., also hosts an annual event called Networking for a Cause. The event raises money for donation to a local organization. This year they are raising money for It’s Ruff Without

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The Abington Soccer Club’s U14 girls Flash is a competitive travel soccer team based in Clarks Summit. The team is looking for players who want to further their soccer development. Girls can be from any geographical area but must be born in 2004 or 2005. The Flash has a few immediate openings. Travel soccer experience is preferred but not necessary. For more information email or call 570702-9271.

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Nearme Yoga, 110 Terrance Drive in Peckville, offers a variety of yoga classes including all-level vinyasa, kids yoga for all ages, mom and me, happy hour, candlelight flow, beginner “the basics” yoga, restorative yoga and many workshops and events. In addition to yoga, there are barre classes and massage by appointment. Nearme yoga also has a small boutique store that has much more than yoga products. For more information, call 570-840-3220.

At the Dickson City Civic Center, 935 Albert St. • Betsy’s Boot Camp: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m. and Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Cost is $5 per class for Dickson At the Racqueteers Health/Fitness City residents; $7 per class for non-resiClub, 603 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, dents. Mayfield: • Open gym: Various hours during the Monday week. Free for Dickson City residents; $3 for 9:30 a.m. Silver classic with non-residents. Carol Salva • Senior aerobics: Tuesdays and Thurs5:30 p.m. Power toning days, 9-10 a.m. Free for Dickson City


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R.I.P.P.E.D 5:30-6:30 p.m. Yoga 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aqua jog 6:30-7:15 p.m. Run club 7-8 p.m. Tuesday: Y-cycle 6:15-7 a.m. H2o 9:30-10:15 a.m. Silver sneakers 10-11 a.m. Zumba gold 11-11:45 a.m. Water fitness 1-1:45 p.m. Zumba 5-6 p.m. Y-cycle 6-6:45 p.m. Water fitness 7:15-8 p.m. Wednesday: Aqua jog 9:30-10:15 a.m. Chair yoga 10:30-11 a.m. Walkercise 11 a.m.-noon Barre 5:30-6:15 p.m. Cardio step 6:15-7 p.m. Core yoga 7-8 p.m. Run club 7-8 p.m. Thursday: Y-cycle 6:15-7 a.m. H2o 9:30-10:15 a.m. Silver sneakers 10-11 a.m. Zumba gold 11-11:45 a.m. Water fitness 1-1:45 p.m. The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Zumba 5-6 p.m. Hospice is offering a “Yoga for Healing” proZumba toning 6:15-7:15 p.m. gram. The program, taught by a professional Friday: yoga instructor, is designed to help particiAqua jog 9:30-10:15 a.m. pants increase flexibility; enhance strength; Core fitness 10-10:45 a.m. and improve concentration, posture, breathWalkercise 11 a.m.-noon ing and balance. This class is for beginners Saturday: and those with a moderate yoga skill level. Zumba 9-10 a.m. Classes are held every Tuesday, 6:15-7:45 POOL SCHEDULE p.m., at VNA’s office, 301 Delaware Ave. in A lap lane is open the entire time the Olyphant. The cost is $10 per session. Call pool is open, excluding private parties. 570-383-5180 for more information. Monday: Lap swim 7-8:30 a.m. Open swim 8:30-9:30 a.m. Throop Civic Center, 500 Sanderson Aqua jog 9:30-10:15 a.m. St., hosts aerobics classes Tuesdays and Lap lane 10:30-noon Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Saturdays, Open swim noon-1 p.m. 9-10 a.m. Low-impact aerobics classes will Open swim with slide/shroom be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 3:30-5 p.m. noon. Call 570-383-7906 for more informaAqua jog 6:30-7:15 p.m. tion. Open swim 7:15-8:30 p.m. Tuesday: Lap swim 7-8:30 a.m. Open swim 8:30-9:30 a.m. At the Greater Carbondale YMCA, H2o (weight train/cardio) 82 N. Main St., Carbondale:. 9:30-10:15 a.m. FITNESS CLASSES Lap lane 10:30-noon Monday: Open swim noon-1 p.m. Aqua jog 9:30-10:15 a.m. Aqua jog 1-1:45 p.m. Core fitness 10-10:45 a.m. Walkercise 11 a.m.-noon Please see sports, Page 19 Cardio step 5-5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Zumba Tuesday 7 a.m. Cardio tone 9:30 a.m. Gentle yoga with Sharyn 5:30 p.m. Power toning 6:30 p.m. Spin Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Silver classic with Sharyn 5:30 p.m. Power toning 6 p.m. FIT Fusion with Jamie Stracham Thursday 7 a.m. Cardio tone 5:30 p.m. H.I.I.T. Body blast 6 p.m. Spin Friday 9:30 a.m. Stretch/tone Saturday 8:30 a.m. Cardio tone Sunday 9:30 a.m. Yoga For more information, call 570-8765432 or visit racqueteersfitnessandhealth. com.

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Travel groups in the area are planning the following trips. Call the number listed for more information. The Advantage has no connection with any of these groups. • Atlantic City, Sept. 9: The Double “R” Twirlettes will sponsor a bus trip to the Miss America Pageant Parade in Atlantic City on Saturday, Sept. 9. The cost for the bus is $40 per person (with a $15 rebate at Caesar’s for those 21 and older). Bus will leave from Peckville at 9 a.m. and return home at 9 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, call 570-351-1794. • Local Wineries, Sept. 30: Citizens for a Healthy Jessup will sponsor a Vino Excursion on Saturday, Sept. 30. Bus departs at 2 p.m. from Case Quatrro Winery, 1542 Main St. in Peckville, and travels to five local wineries (Case Quattro, Lucci Family Wine Cellars, Bartolai Winery, III Ponds Winery and Capra Collina) for wine tastings, buffet dinner, karaoke party and basket raffles. $50 per person for the trip and the after party; $10 for the after party only (starts at 8 p.m.) For more informa-

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Labor Day is over, so the fall season is now approaching. Here are some great recipes your family will love, and they are relatively quick and easy to make. Enjoy.

STUFFED BUTTERNUT SQUASH 4 small butternut squash 1 pound mild Italian sausage 1 teaspoon rubbed sage 1 cup soft bread crumbs ASPARAGUS-TOMATO SOUP 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (Requested by one of our readers. Give this 1 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded soup a try.) Preheat oven to 350°. Rinse squash 1-1/2 cups cooked asparagus with water and blot dry with paper towel. 5 cups chicken stock Cut each squash in half length-wise; scoop 1 medium onion, chopped out seeds. Place squash cut side down in 1 carrot, coarsely chopped a baking dish and add approximately 1/21 tablespoon chopped parsley inch water. Bake until squash is tender, 1 bay leaf approximately 45 to 50 minutes. Gently 2 cups canned tomatoes scrape the squash flesh out of the shell; 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper do not cut through the skin. Chop squash into small pieces; set aside. In a large skil1/2 teaspoon thyme let, brown sausage and drain excess fat. 1 teaspoon salt Return the sausage to the skillet and stir Pinch of ground cloves in sausage, bread crumbs, and Monterey 1/2 teaspoon sugar Jack cheese. Remove from stove and stuff 2 tablespoon butter, melted the sausage mixture into 6 of the squash 2 tablespoon flour halves. Return the stuffed squash halves 1 tablespoon sour cream + 1/2 teato the baking dish; top with the Parmesan spoon minced chives, for garnish cheese and bake until heated through and Combine all soup ingredients, except cheese on top is melted, about 20 to 30 butter and flour. Cover and simmer 45 minutes. Yields: 6 servings. minutes. Whirl in food processor or blender until fairly smooth. This may need CHICKEN FRIED STEAK WITH to be done in 2 to 3 batches. Return to CREAM GRAVY pot over low heat. Blend butter and flour 2 pounds boneless round steak together. Stir into soup. Simmer 20 to 30 1 cup all-purpose flour minutes. Garnish as suggested. Yield: 6 to 1 teaspoon salt 10 servings. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt POTATO MUFFINS 2 eggs (Great served with the asparagus-tomato 1/4 cup milk soup.) Olive oil 2 egg yolks For Cream Gravy: 3 cups grated potatoes, drained 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 4 large tablespoons onion, grated 1/4 cup pan drippings 1/2 cup sifted flour 2-1/2 to 3 cups milk 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Dash black pepper 3 tablespoons butter, melted To prepare steak: Trim excess fat 2 egg whites, stiffly beaten from steak. Pound steak to 1/4-inch Beat egg yolks, then stir in drained, thickness, using a meat mallet. Cut into grated potatoes. Add onion, flour, salt, serving-size pieces. Combine flour, salt, baking powder and melted butter. Fold in egg whites. Spray muffin pan with pepper and garlic salt. Combine eggs and nonstick cooking spray, (do not use paper milk, beating well. Dredge steak in flour cups). Fill half or 2/3 full with the mixture. mixture; dip in egg mixture and dredge in Bake at 350º for 25 minutes or until nicely flour mixture. Lightly pound steak. Heat 1-inch of vegetable oil in skillet and fry browned. Serve hot. Yield: 12 (2-inch) steak until browned, turning steak once. muffins.





Drain on paper towels. Reserve 1/4 of pan drippings for gravy. Serve with Cream Gravy. Yield: 6 servings. To make cream gravy: Add flour to pan drippings; cook over medium heat until bubbly, stirring constantly. Slowly add milk; cook until thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly. Stir in salt and pepper. Yield: 2-3/4 cups gravy. SAUTEED ZUCCHINI IN HERBED TOMATO SAUCE 6 medium zucchini, sliced 1/4-inch thick 1 small thinly sliced onion 6 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon chopped garlic 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh basil 1 teaspoon dried marjoram 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce 1 fresh tomato, chopped 1/2 teaspoon sugar Salt and black pepper, to taste In a large skillet, sauté onions in olive oil until clear. Add garlic and zucchini. Sauté over medium heat for approximately 10 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients; turn to low heat and simmer for 10 more minutes. Serve warm. Yield: 6 servings.

3 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup milk 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup diced fresh apples 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup boiling water Mix lightly together 1/2 cup sugar, butter, milk, flour and baking powder. In an ungreased 1-quart baking dish, place half the dough mixture. Add the apples combined with 1/2 cup sugar. Top with remainder of the dough. Pour 1 cup boiling water over all and bake at 375º until brown, about 30-40 minutes.

CITRUS CHIFFON 1/4 cup cold water 2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin 1/2 cup hot water 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoon grated lemon peel 3/4 cup orange juice 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/3 cup nonfat dry powdered milk Place cold water in a medium saucepan and sprinkle gelatin over water. Let stand 5 minutes. Add hot water and sugar. Place saucepan over medium-high heat and stir constantly until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon peel and orange and lemon juices. Chill until thickSWISS VEGETABLE CASSEROLE ened to the consistency of unbeaten egg 1 (16-ounce) bag frozen vegetables (combination broccoli, carrots, cauliflower) white. Sprinkle milk powder over gelatin mixture. Using an electric mixer, beat 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can cream of mushuntil light and fluffy. Pour into a serving room soup bowl or a 1-quart mold and chill 8 hours or 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese overnight. Unmold or spoon into serving 1/3 cup sour cream dishes. If desired, serve with fresh straw1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 (2.8-ounce) can French Fried Onions berries or orange slices. Yield: 8 servings Preheat oven to 350º. Thaw and drain frozen vegetables. Combine vegetables, soup, 1/2 cup cheese, sour cream, pepper and 1/2 can French fried onions. Pour into a 1-quart casserole dish. Bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Top with remaining cheese and onions. Bake, covered, 5 additional minutes. Yield: 6 servings. FALL APPLE PUDDING (Variation: Use white or brown sugar. Use any fruit besides apples, either fresh diced or cooked.) 1/2 cup sugar

Helen’s Kitchen Tip: • Dishwashing detergent can be expensive, so if you want to buy a cheaper brand… add a few tablespoons of vinegar to the dishwater. The vinegar will cut the grease and leave your dishes sparkling clean. Any comments, questions or favorite recipes? I would love to hear from you. Feel free to send your email to, and please write “Helen’s Kitchen Request, ATTN: Lori” in the subject line to make sure that I receive your email. Thank you.

area c hu r ch se rv ic es All Saints Orthodox, 211 Willow Ave., Olyphant. Great Vespers Saturdays 4 p.m., confessions one half hour before services (one hour before during Great Lent and Advent). Divine Liturgy, Sunday and Feast Days, 9:30 a.m. Great Vespers, evenings of Feast Days, 6:30 p.m. Rev. Paul Schellbach is pastor. 570-489-0942. Blakely Baptist, 201 Main St., Blakely. Sunday service 10 a.m.; Sunday school 11:15 a.m.; prayer and study Thursdays 7 p.m. Rev. William Duke is pastor. 570-489-7423. Blakely Primitive Methodist, 313 First St., Blakely. Sunday school 9 a.m. Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m.; Rev. Dale Murrell is pastor. 570-489-3033. Blessed Sacrament Parish, (Roman Catholic) 215 Rebecca St., Throop. Saturday Mass at 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m. Monsignor Michael J. Delaney is pastor. 570-489-1963. Bradley Memorial United Methodist, 106 Lincoln St., Dickson City. Sunday service 9 a.m. David A. Repenning is pastor. ; 570-489-5875. Christ Episcopal, 700 Delaware St., Forest City. Holy Eucharist celebrated Sundays at 9 a.m. Sunday school for children ages 5-12 at 9 a.m. 570-785-3425. Christ the King Parish, (Roman Catholic). Saturday Mass: 7:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas, 411 Church St., Archbald. Sunday Mass: 7 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon at St. Thomas; 8:30 a.m. at St. Mary of Czestochowa, 417 Main St., Eynon. Weekday Masses: 7:15 a.m. and noon Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at St. Thomas. Eucharistic Adoration Thursdays 7:15 and noon at St. Mary. Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. at St, Mary. Confessions: daily before Mass, Saturdays 3:30 p.m. at St. Thomas, Thursdays 6:308:30 p.m. at St. Mary. Rev. Christopher Sahd is pastor. 570-876-1701. Clifford Baptist Church, 519 Church St., Clifford. Sunday service 10 a.m. 570-222-4701. 200th anniversary in October. Bonnie Resseguie is pastor. Clifford United Methodist Church, 34 Main St., Clifford. Sunday service 11 a.m.; Sunday school is during worship. Eric Watkins is pastor. 570-2223331. Community Bible, Route 107, Heart Lake Road, Scott Township. Sunday service 10:30 a.m. (pre-service music 9:45 a.m.). Bible study Wednesdays 7:15 p.m. Women’s ministry Thursdays 11 a.m. Men’s ministry Saturdays (bi-weekly) 8 a.m. Rev. W. Jay Best is pastor. 570-254-6467; 570-282-4918. Covenant Reformed, 47 S. Church St., Carbondale. Sunday worship 9:30 and 11 a.m. Fellowship brunch at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Richar Miller is pastor. 570-282-6400. Dickson City Assembly of God, 1015 Commerce Blvd., Park Center Plaza, Dickson City. Sunday services 10 a.m. Kidztown 10 a.m. Sunday. Digging Deeper Tuesdays 6-8 p.m. Thirsty? Youth (grades 7-12) 6-8:30 p.m. Rev. James Dinger is senior pastor. dcassembly. net. 570-489-8321. Dickson City Primitive Methodist, 516 Jackson St., Dickson City. Sunday school: 9:45 a.m. Traditional service Sunday at 11 a.m. 570-489-3452. Faith Baptist, 545 Keystone Ave., Peckville. Sunday service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; inspiration service noon; Bible study and youth group Wednesdays 7 p.m. Choir practice Mondays 7 p.m.; Robert Vigil is pastor. 570-383-0330. Finch Hill Baptist, 404 Route 106, Greenfield

Township. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Sunday service 11 a.m. Pastor Joseph LaCava 570-282-7062. First Presbyterian, 325 Third Ave., Jessup. Sunday service 10 a.m. 570-489-8893. First Presbyterian of Carbondale, 76 Salem Ave., Carbondale. Sunday service 10:30 a.m. 570-2824611. First United Methodist of Carbondale, 20 N. Church St., Carbondale. Sunday services 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9 a.m. Rev. Donald Perry is pastor. 570-282-5740. Pastor’s phone: 570-766-9558. Email: First United Methodist, 520 Washington Ave., Jermyn. Sunday service 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday school 10:45 a.m. Linda Eckersley is pastor. 570-8760392. First United Presbyterian of Lackawanna Valley, 1557 Main St., Peckville. Sunday school 9 a.m. Sunday service 10 a.m. Bell choir Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Bible study Thursdays 7 p.m. Rev. Virginia Miner is pastor. 570-489-4682. Grace Bible Church, 130 University Drive, Dunmore. Sunday service at 10 a.m. 570-342-5651. Holy Cross Parish, (Roman Catholic) Olyphant. Saturday vigil Mass 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Confession: Saturday before the Vigil Mass at St. Patrick, 200 Delaware Ave. Monsignor Michael J. Delaney is pastor. 570-489-0752. Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic, 313 First Ave., Jessup. Vespers Saturday at 2 p.m. Holy mystery of penance (confessions) Saturday 3-3:25 p.m. Divine Liturgy Saturday at 4 p.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday at 11 a.m. Holy day Divine Liturgy 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. 570-489-2353. Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic, 619 Center St., Throop. Sunday Mass in English 10 a.m. Very Rev. William Chromey is pastor. 570-489-0172. Jermyn Primitive Methodist, 763 Jefferson Ave., Jermyn. Sunday worship 10 a.m.; Sunday school 11:15 a.m. Call for mid-week prayer and Bible study time. Rev. Allan Rupert is pastor. 570-876-4511. Lenoxville United Methodist, 4842 Route 374 Lenoxville. Sunday service: 10 a.m. Eric Watkins is pastor. 570-222-3331. The Lighthouse Worship Center, (formerly The Gathering Christian Center), at First United Methodist of Carbondale, 20 N. Main St. in Carbondale. Worship service Sundays at noon. Children Sunday school during service. Bible studies on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Prayer service Fridays at 6 p.m. 570-497-9229. Montdale United Methodist, 961 Lakeland Drive, Scott Township. Sunday school 10 a.m. Sunday worship 11 a.m. Linda Eckersley is pastor. 570-2546319. Pastor: 570-563-2371, email Mount Bethel Baptist, 1341 Layton Road, Justus. Sunday worship service at 9:30 a.m. followed by Sunday school. Rev. Donald Hasselman is pastor. 570-587-5841. North Valley Baptist, meeting in the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Center, 1300 Old Plank Road, Mayfield. Sunday service 10:30 a.m.; children’s church and nursery provided. Rev. James R. Schmidt is pastor. 570-282-2413. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, (Roman Catholic), 15 Fallbrook St., Carbondale. Masses Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. Confessions Saturday 4 p.m. weekday Mass Tuesday, Thursday at 8 a.m. CCD classes and RCIA meet September to May. Rev.James A. Price, C.P. is pastor. 570-282-5172.

Parker Hill Community, 933 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Dickson City. Saturday worship at 6 p.m. Sunday worship at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Children’s ministries (birth to grade five at all services). Middle school (grades six to eight) and high school (grades nine to twelve) meet Wednesdays at 7 p.m. For more information visit, e-mail parkerhill@ or call 570-341-8383. Peckville Assembly of God, 3364 Scranton/ Carbondale Highway, Blakely. Sunday worship services at 9 and 11 a.m. Worship and youth services 7 p.m. Wednesday. Nursery and “Kidz Street” available at all services. Rev. Terry Drost is lead pastor. 570-489-4961. Peckville United Methodist, 732 Main St., Peckville. Sunday worship 11 a.m. Rev. David Repenning is pastor. 570-489-0713 or 570-383-1035. Presbyterian of Dunmore, 137 Chestnut St., Dunmore. Sunday service 10:30 a.m.; coffee hour and fellowship following service; Sunday school 9:30 a.m. 570-343-6807. Queen of Angels Parish, (Roman Catholic) Jessup. Masses Saturday sat 4 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at St. Michael, 320 First Ave. Parish office is at 605 Church St., Jessup. Rev. Gerard M. McGlone is pastor. 570-489-2252. Rescue & Restore Church, 125 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant. Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Sunday services at 6:30 p.m.; child services/care is available. On the last Thursday of the month the church will offer a free community meal at 5:30 p.m. Rev. Jack Munley is pastor. Sacred Heart of Jesus, (Roman Catholic) 1101 Willow St., Peckville. Masses weekdays at 6:50 a.m., Saturday Mass at 4 p.m.; Reconcilation 3:15-3:45 p.m. (other times by appointment), Sundays 8 and 10 a.m., Monsignor Peter P. Madus is pastor. 570-383-3244. Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, (Roman Catholic) 624 Madison Ave., Jermyn. Sacrament of Penance Saturdays, 3:15 p.m., weekdays at 8 a.m. Vigil Saturdays 4 p.m. Liturgy Sundays 8 and 10:30 a.m.; weekdays 8 a.m. CCD Sundays 9:15-10:20 a.m. 570876-1061. SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic, 135 River St., Olyphant. Liturgy Saturday (English) 4 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. (Slavonic responses sung by church choir) and 11:30 a.m. (English); weekday Liturgy (Monday through Saturday) 8 a.m.; holy days Liturgy 9 a.m.; confessions are heard Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Rev. Nestor Iwasiw is pastor. stcyrils.weconnect. com. 570-489-2271. SS. James and George Episcopal, 398 Washington Ave., Jermyn. All baptized Christians are welcome to celebrate the Holy Eucharist Sunday at 9 a.m. Bible study is at 9 a.m.; Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Ron Fowler is senior warden. 570-876-4896. SS. Peter and Paul Greek Catholic, 47 Rittenhouse St., Simpson. Sunday Liturgy 8 a.m. Rev. Paul Wolensky is pastor/administrator. 570-342-7023. St. Adalbert Polish National Catholic, 515 Mary St., Dickson City. Sunday Masses 9 a.m. Very Rev. William Chromey is pastor. 570-489-0172. St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Greek Catholic, 300 Main St., Blakely. Sunday Divine Liturgy 10 a.m. (9:30 a.m. June-Sept.) Very Rev. Benjamin Worlinsky is pastor. 570-383-0530. St. Basil the Great Orthodox, 9 Lord Ave., Simpson. Saturday: Vespers 6 p.m. Sunday: Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. 570-282-4052. St. Basil the Great Russian Orthodox, 33 Mid-



land St., Simpson. Saturday: Vespers 6 p.m. Sunday: Matins 8 a.m.; Divine Liturgy 10 a.m. Sundays from June through September: Matins 8 a.m. Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. Very Rev. Mitred Archpriest David J. Hritcko is pastor. 570-282-2314. St. James Episcopal Church, 2050 Rte. 247 in Dundaff, is open for the summer season. Sunday services at 11 a.m. Pastor is Rev. Peter Pearson. St. John Russian Orthodox, 700 Hill St., Mayfield. Saturday confessions 3:30 p.m.; Vespers 4 p.m.; Sunday Matins 8 a.m.; Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.; eve of feast days 6:30 p.m.; confessions heard before services. Feast day Liturgies 9:30 a.m.; they can be heard on WTRW-FM (94.3). Very Rev. Mitred Archpriest John D. Sorochka is pastor. 570-876-0730. St. John the Baptist Orthodox, off Route 247, Dundaff. Divine Liturgy Sunday 8:30 a.m. Rev. Jason Franchak. 570-280-5978. St. John Vianney Parish, (Roman Catholic). Masses Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 8 and 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi, 704 Montdale Road, Montdale. Mass Sunday 9:30 a.m. at St. Pius, Route 106, Royal. Confession Saturday, 4:15 at Corpus Christi; Sunday, 9:10 a.m. at St. Pius. Rev. Michael J. Kirwin is pastor. 570-254-9502. St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran, Main and Bank Streets, Archbald. Sunday service 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school 10:30 a.m. 570-876-4612. St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox, 522 Main St., Dickson City. Sunday 9 a.m., Divine Liturgy. Rev. Alexei Kalyuzhnyi is pastor. 570-903-3612. St. Michael’s Orthodox, 308 Walnut St., Jermyn. Saturday Great Vespers, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday Matins, 8 a.m.; Divine Liturgy, 9:30 a.m. Very Rev. John Kowalczyk is pastor. 570-876-1241. St. Nicholas Orthodox, 600 E. Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant. Saturday Vespers 4 p.m.; Sunday Divine Liturgy 9 a.m. Holy Days: Vespers 6 p.m.; Divine Liturgy 9 a.m. Very Rev. Vladimir Fetcho is pastor. 570-489-3891. St. Rose of Lima Parish (Roman Catholic), 6 N. Church St., Carbondale. Masses Saturday 4 p.m. at St. Rose; Sunday 7:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. at St. Rose; Sunday 9 a.m. at St. Michael, 46 Midland St., Simpson; Confessions Saturday 3:15 p.m. at St. Rose. Weekday Masses Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. at St. Rose; 12:10 p.m. Wednesday at St. Michael. CCD classes and RCIA meet September to May. Rev. James A. Price, C.P. is pastor. 570-282-2991. St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran, 25 Hillcrest Dr., Dickson City. Saturday service at 6 p.m. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Glen Triplett is pastor. 570-489-2462. Throop United Methodist, 136 Charles St., Throop. Sunday service 9:30 a.m. Rev. David Hinkley is pastor. 570-383-0505. Tompkinsville United Methodist, 1448 Heart Lake Road, Scott Township. Sunday worship 9 a.m. Sunday school for adults and children 10:30 a.m. Beth Taylor is pastor. 570-760-8234. Trinity Episcopal, 58 River St., Carbondale. Holy Eucharist celebrated Sundays 11 a.m.; Sunday school 11 a.m. Sunday school for children 5-12 11 a.m. All baptized Christians are welcome to share in the Eucharist Sundays at 11 a.m. 570-282-3620. Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, (Roman Catholic), 619 Dundaff St., Dickson City. Weekday Mass 7:30; Saturday Mass 8 a.m. Saturday vigil 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. Monsignor Patrick J. Pratico is pastor. 570-489-2091.








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Bowling Scores Idle Hour Lanes Aug. 13 NASCAR No Tap: Mary Colleen Wallo 256-720, Nick Palmer 233-690, Bill Rosengrant 221-645, Joe Kondrat 220-623, Brian Werts 231-615, Chris Kovalchik 222-593, Betty Sherman 216-588, Corey Dutter 207-552 and Pete Czulada 216-516. The Generations won four points. Aug. 15 Funrollers Mixed: Don Bidwell 203-529 and Brandi Mascaritola 484. Ball Busters won seven points. Aug. 16 Deutsch Institute Bowling League: Eric O’Hora 207-367, Billy Wassel 311, Brenton McHugh 267, Tom Woody 260, Michelle Hannon 259, Tommy Hennigan 251, Lynn Kimmel 249, Giovan Lisi 248, Sean Dixon 240, Sandy Hannick 237, Kyle Getz 230, John Herman 222, Jason Otto 211, Chris Moroski 209 and Steven Franchetti 209. The Rolling Five and Team 4 won three points. Aug. 20 NASCAR No Tap: Bill Rosengrant 300-878, Betty Sherman 246-699, Nick Palmer 278-694, Chris Kovalchik 240663, Brian Werts 255-659, Brandon Rosengrant 230-645, Joe Kondrat 580, Mary Colleen Wallo 220-579. Jr’s Last Hurrah won four points. Sunday Night Mixed: Bruce Angerson 245-677, Keith Griffiths Jr 238-649, Steve McCauley 236-647, Nick Sienkiewich 227-619, Keith Tucker Sr 223-609, Walter Shumski 231-595, Dennis Hill 215-594, Keith Tucker Jr 203-587, Anthony Campbell 220-573, Linda Beck 213-547, Keith Griffiths Sr 525, Walter Shumski 513, Amanda Griffiths 493, Steve Kondrat 487, Frank Jaskulski 479, Nancy Shumski 479, Sam Sheridan 478, Mike Cioffari 475, Russell Price 465 and Mark Mecca 456. Aug. 21 Unpredictables Men’s League: Tony Fasulo 255-736, Dave Bainbridge 269-700, Conrad Chapple 279-697, Shane Gallis 247-667, Gene Besko 258-664, Brian Kasperowski Jr 233-664, Matt Czyzyk 246-662, Robert Hooper 227662, Rick Scango 233-656, Dan Longstreet 258-650, Josh Barton 247-646, Shaun Kucharski 246-646, Jeff Schwenk 222-646, Paul Ward 243-643, Bruce Harvey 237-642, Chris Price 238-632, Phil Hodges 226-631, Rob Reed 249-620, John Yablonsky 266-619, Jason Beck 216-619, Tom Czyzyk 212-616, Keith Tucker Jr 209-613, Mark Edwards 211-608, Chris Weldon 213-607, Rob Vales 214-606, Ed Sticklin 268605, Dave Soulsby 246-605, Walt Lesnefsky 246-605, Jason Menago 224-604 and John Dinning 237-603.

Teste Monuments won four points. Aug. 22 Tuesday Fun Times: Don Bidwell 215-591, Don Bidwell 222-575, Jim Kelley 219-557, Corey Cuneo 528, Norman Campbell 517, Michael Kelley 514, Rob Sauers 507, Gary Pramick 501, Michael Kulp 494, Barbara Kukol 488, Sara Sauers 486 and Bonnie Burridge 475. Aug. 25 Parker House Men’s League: Mark Oressey 777, Bob Bruzas Jr 668, Frank Caramanno 641, Steve Marciano 603, JD Jones 602, Mark Maros 593, Jeff Schwenk 592, Joe Surridge 589, Kurt Rieder 588, Mike Fiscus Sr. 572, Chuck Simalchik 570, David Soulsby 567, Paul Christiano 565, Kevin Moran 563, Mike Sienkiewich Jr 561, Kyle Comstock 560, Pat Fiscus 557 and Walter Werner 556. USC and Minnesota Vikings won four points. Aug. 27 NASCAR No-Tap: Brian Werts 274-742, Mary Colleen Wallo 257-645, Joe Kondrat 215-599, Betty Sherman 218555, Joe Wallo 235-545, Paul Carr 209-524 and Corey Dutter 211-505. Sunday Night Mixed: Steve McCauley 258-685, Linda Beck 225-663, Nick Sienkiewich 235-609, Keith Tucker Sr 582, Keith Tucker Jr 214-580, Dennis Hill 226-578, Bruce Angerson 202-574, Darlene Harris 217-562, Walter Shumski 542, Mike Cioffari 208-532, Mark Mecca 531, Keith Griffiths Sr 509 and Brandi Grunza -506. Team 8 won four points. Aug. 28 Stitchers: Michaelene Davis 204-499, Kathy Nelson 468, Bra Stahller 455, Kathy Zielinski 439, Dee Lesnefsky 428, Sherry Wall 412 and Cheryl Collura 402. Glen Oak Pearls won four points. Unpredictables: Conrad Chapple 278-774, Jim Saslo 256-738, Jim Gallis 256-704, Ed Sticklin 242-695, Walt Lesnefsky 278-695, John Dinning 247-694, Adam Loughney 259-693, Jeff Schwenk 247-687, Brian Kasperowski Jr 245652, Boomer Wombacker 229-652, Brian Kasperowski 258650, Bob Bisignani Jr 243-649, Dave Bainbridge 248-649, Robert Hooper 224-639, Brian Saslo 256-638, AJ Grasso 233-636, Bob Stine 238-633, John Mohila 237-632, Tom Czyzyk 243-630, Shane Gallis 216-630, Bruce Jones 234627, Mark Longstreet 278-624, Adam Wahlers 244-624, Mike Kisel 221-623, Mat Mather 225-618, Jason Beck 229616, Keith Tucker Jr 224-614, Ron Mscaritola 219-613, Mat Czyzyk 228-610, Gene Kashuba III 243-609, Chris Weldon 226-607, Tom CRuser Sr 225-606 and Dave Soulsby 207600. Mid Valley Printing and The Foundation won four points.

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