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Dinner with friends

The Lenten season of fundraising dinners is here BY JOSH MCAULIFFE SPECIAL TO THE TRIBORO BANNER

The weather could be better, but there’s plenty of food and fellowship to be found in the Triboro area, thanks to an abundance of March fundraisers. Among the annual events slated for this month are Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Duryea’s Lenten Food Sales, Queen of the Apostles Parish in Avoca’s Spring Chicken Dinner, and Excelsior Hose Company No. 2 in Duryea’s Night at the Races. Here’s a little info on each event: Nativity Lenten Food Sales Continuing a long-standing parish tradition, Nativity of Our Lord will hold three separate Lenten food sales in the coming weeks at Sacred Heart of Jesus Hall, 529 Stephenson St. in Duryea. This year, there will be no Ash Wednesday food sale. Instead, the first sale will be the following week on Friday, March 15, when the parish will serve its homemade red clam chowder and seafood bisque, as well as homemade haluski, prepared or frozen homemade pierogies and pizza. There will also be a bake sale. The food will be sold from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., or until sold out. Then, on Friday, March 29, the parish will serve its homemade potato pancakes, along with homemade frozen pierogies and pizza (baked and unbaked), and there will be a bake sale. Again, food will be available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., or until sold out. Finally, on Friday, April 12, the parish will again sell homemade clam chowder and seafood bisque along with homemade haluski, prepared or frozen pierogies, and a bake sale

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from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., or until sold out. For more information on the food sales, contact the parish at 570-457-3502, rectory@ nativityduryea.org, or NativityDuryea on Facebook. Queen of the Apostles Spring Chicken Dinner Queen of the Apostles Parish will host its annual spring chicken dinner on Sunday, March 24, noon to 4 p.m. in the parish hall, 742 Spring St. in Avoca. The dinner will include a half chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, a vegetable, homemade coleslaw, rolls, homemade dessert and beverages. In addition to the dinner, the event will include theme baskets and cash raffles. For those who would rather eat their dinners at home, takeout orders will be available from 11 a.m. to noon. Tickets to the dinner are $12 for adults and $8 for children 12 and younger. To purchase advance tickets, call the parish office at 570-4573412. Tickets will also be available at the door. Excelsior Night at the Races Excelsior Hose Co. No. 2 will host its annual Night at the Races on Saturday, March 30, at the Germania Hose Company, 430 Foote Ave., Duryea. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the races beginning at 7. In addition to the races, the event will include plenty of food, refreshments and raffles. Admission to the event is $3, with each horse costing $10. All attendees must purchase a minimum of one horse. Horse owners do not have to be present to win. For more information on Night at the Races, call 570-457-2233 or send a message to Excelsior Hose Company No. 2 Duryea, Pa. on Facebook.

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Maryann Tobin, of Avoca, serves dinners during last year’s Queen of the Apostles chicken dinner in Avoca.


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• Seton Hall University has named the students who made the dean’s list for the fall semester. Among them is Adam Rinehimer of Moosic. • Colgate University has named the students who made the dean’s list for the fall semester. Among them was Ashley Bound, a graduate of Old Forge High School.

Food pantry open St. Michael’s Orthodox Church Food Pantry, 512 Winter St. in Old Forge will be open Thursday, March 7, 11 a.m. to noon. This food pantry serves Old Forge, Taylor and Duryea. Anyone needing assistance should call 570-457-3703 or visit the church website stmichaelof.org for requirement criteria.

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The Riverside Promoting School-community-university Par tnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER) team is hosting a spring vendor and craft fair on Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Riverside Elementary East School. Vendor space is available for $30 for a single space, and all exhibitors are asked to provide a door prize. Proceeds will benefit PROSPER drug and alcohol prevention programs at Riverside Elementary East School. For more information or a vendor application, call 570-963-6842.

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The University of Scranton will host several academic competitions for area middle school and high school students during the spring semester. • On Friday, March 29, the annual computer programming contest will be held in the Loyola Science Center. The competition for high school students will involve using programming languages to solve six computer-programming problems. Immediately following the competition, an awards banquet will recognize the first-, second- and third-place teams. For additional information, call 570-9417774 or email robert.mccloskey @scranton.edu. • On Saturday, April 6, the university will host Region 2 of the National History Day competition for the state of Pennsylvania. The competition allows junior and senior high school students from northeastern Pennsylvania to compete in the categories of historical essays, performances, documentaries, websites and

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exhibits on a historical theme. Contest winners will move on to the Pennsylvania state competition, with the potential to compete in the national championship in Washington, D.C., in the summer.For additional infor mation, email sean.brennan@scranton.edu. • The University of Scranton will sponsor an Earth Day essay contest for area students in grades seven to 12 with submissions due electronically by Wednesday, April 3. Essay contest winners will be announced at an Evening of Environmental Science on Thursday, April 11, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Loyola Science Center. The event, which is open to contest participants and their families as well as the general public, will include University student-run interactive science experiments and displays, as well as the exhibit of essay contest submissions. For additional information, call 570-941-7520. • On Tuesday, April 16, the University will host its annual Hayes Competition for physics and engineering. The day-long contest tests high school students’ knowledge of physics through a series of hands-on games and challenges. Students compete individually and as part of a team. The competition can help participants prepare for Advanced Placement (AP) tests. Advance re gistration is required. For additional information, email nicholas.truncale@scranton.edu. • On Tuesday, April 23, the annual Math Integration Bee for high school students will take place at 4:30 p.m. The competition, which is hosted by the Mathematics Department, can help high school students improve their skills for AP mathematics tests. The bee is offered free of charge. For more information, call 570941-6580 or email stacey.muir@scranton. edu. • Business Scholars competition, hosted by university faculty and the High School Business Club, is planned for Saturday, May 4. A business case and instructions will be provided to the teams of one to four students prior to the event, and students will be judged by faculty and area business leaders on their presentations. The top teams are awarded plaques and cash prizes. For more information, call 570-941-4047 or email laura.talerico@ scranton.edu. • The university will host National Biomechanics Day programming on Wednesday, April 10, for middle and high school students in the University’s exercise science labs. Area students will participate

in hands-on activities including motion capture analysis, posturography, force plate activities, electromyography and other activities designed to introduce them to biomechanics. For more information, email bryon.applequist@ scranton.edu. The University is also planning a social and digital media conference for high school sophomore and junior students on Tuesday April, 30. For more information, email sufyan.mohammed@scranton.edu.

Bus Trip Bus Trip to Hunterdon Hills Playhouse on Wednesday, Sept. 11, to see Neil Simon’s hit play “Barefoot in the Park.” This is a fundraiser for the First United Methodist Church of Old Forge. Price of the trip is $100 (includes, bus, entree, coffee, hot tea, show, tax, gratuity and driver tip). Bus leaves the Pittston Plaza at 9 a.m. To make a reservation or for additional information please call 570-603-1915 or email cathyg7@msn.com.

Ham bingo The parishioners of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 320 Vine St. in Old Forge, are sponsoring their annual ham bingo on Sunday, April 7, at 1 p.m. Theme baskets, door prizes and various bingo specials will be available throughout the afternoon. The kitchen opens at 11 a.m. Food and refreshments will be available. The church will also sponsor a bake sale during the bingo. Admission is $3.

4-Boro Ministerium The 4-Boro Ministerium will host ecumenical Lenten services each Tuesday during Lent. The services will be held in the churches of the Ministerium at 7 p.m. The weekly offering will be donated in support of the food pantry at the Moosic United Methodist Church. A social will follow the weekly service. If school is cancelled due to snow, the service for that Tuesday evening will not be held. March 12 — Bethel United Methodist Church, Avoca; homilist: Roger Griffin; March 19 — Moosic United Methodist Church, homilist: Sharon Deitz; March 26 — Queen of Apostles R.C., Avoca; homilist: Carmen Bolock; April 2 — Moosic Presbyterian Church; homilist Philip Sladika; April 9 — St. John’s Primitive Methodist Church, Avoca; homilist Michael Shamboro.


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School families, friends, neighbors and co-workers, visited one of the participating locations during the eligibility period to add an order of large fries, knowing every purchase directly impacted a student and their family. Every year, the Diocese of Scranton Scholarship Foundation grants tuition assistance to more than 1,000 families attending the four high schools and 16 elementary schools. Last year, families received more than $1.2 million in tuition assistance, with most scholarships ranging between $500 and $2,500.

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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 triborobanner@ timesshamrock.com. 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. 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: Sunday at 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 HardmanZimmerman. Hope Church Presbytrian, 4951 Birney Ave. in Moosic. Sunday sSchool classes at 9:25 a.m.; Sunday worship 10:45 a.m. Rev. Stephen Wilson is pastor. Langcliffe Presbyterian Church, 1001 Main St. in Avoca. Sunday morning worship at 10 a.m. Pastor: Alex Becker. lpcavoca.church or facebook.com/langcliffeavoca. 570-457-4477. Moosic Alliance Community, 608 Rocky Glen Road in Moosic. Sunday school: 9:30 a.m. (nursery available upon request). Sunday service, children’s church and nursery: 10:45 a.m. 570-457-6020. Email: moosicalliance1@ verizon.net. Pastor is Erik J. Ferguson. Moosic Assembly of God, 477 Third St. in Moosic. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service at 6:30 p.m. Pastor is David O’Brien. Moosic Presbyterian, 625 Main St. in Moosic. Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. The Rev. Roger E. Griffith is pastor. 570-4577750. 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. Mass schedule: Daily, 7 a.m.; Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 11 a.m.; and 7 p.m. Rev. John V. Polednak, VE, is pastor. 570-457-3502; rectory@nativityduryea.org. Prince of Peace Parish, Saturday Mass at 4 p.m. at St. Mary’s, Lawrence and Grace streets in Old Forge. Sunday Mass is celebrated at 8 and 10 a.m. at St. Mary and 11:15 a.m. at St. Lawrence, 620 Main St. in Old Forge. Parish office: 123 Grace Street in Old Forge. Pastor: Rev. August A. Ricciardi. 570-457-5900. Queen of the Apostles Parish, 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. 570457-3412. staff@queenoftheapostles.com. q u e e n o f t h e a p o s t l e s . we c o n n e c t . c o m . facebook.com/qapavocapa. St. George’s Orthodox, 745 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor. Weekday Divine Liturgy at 7:30 a.m. Moleben to the Mother of God Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Sunday Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m. with Sunday school following liturgy. 570-562-2090 (church); 570-563-1170 (rectory). Fr.mal@ comcast.net. 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 Sunday 9 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. 570-457-2291. Lenten Devotions: distribution of ashes with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 7 p.m. Lenten Devotions will be held every Friday during Lent at 7 p.m. St. Michael’s Orthodox, Church and Winter streets in Old Forge. Saturday Vespers 5 p.m. Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. (The Hours 9:10 a.m.) Matins service Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7 a.m. 570-457-3703. peterehenry@yahoo.com; 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. United Baptist of Taylor, 125 Church St. in Taylor. Sunday worship service: 10 a.m. Sunday school: 11:15 a.m. Bible study: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. 570-562-1331. Rev. Dr. David Barrett is pastor. Unity in Christ Parish, at Moosic United Methodist Church, 609 Main St. in Moosic. Sunday worship is at 9 a.m., followed by a fellowship time. D’s Food Pantry, serving the four–borough area, is open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Pastor is Rev. Michael Shambora. 570-457-2499.


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Scenes from the girls District 2, Class AA final between Old Forge and Holy Cross. The Lady Crusaders won 43-38.

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MEANINGFUL PROPERTY TAX REFORM We must rethink our property tax system so that local homeowners and especially our seniors – NOT large corporations, real estate investors and seasonal homeowners – receive relief through sensible, cost-reduction reforms.

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Snapshots Celebrating reading at Old Forge

At Old Forge Elementary School, students and staff celebrated Read Across America Week on the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. The school had guest readers, a read-a-thon, dress-down days and games and activities.

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Prince of Peace Parish in Old Forge held its annual Mardi Gras dinner last weekend at the Arcaro and Genell banquet room. Entertainment was provided by Frankie Gervasi of “The Poets” and a surprise visit by Joe “The King” Sabo.

Scranton Area Road to Resurrection 2019 March 7 - 7:00PM Basilica of St. Ann 1250 St. Ann St. Scranton, PA 18504

March 21 - 7:00PM Mary Mother of God Parish 316 William St. Scranton, PA 18508

Appril 4 - 7:00PM Immaculate Conception Parish 801 Taylor Ave. Scranton, PA 18510

March 14 - 7:00PM St. Patrick Parish 1403 Jackson St. Scranton, PA 18504

March 28 - 7:00PM St. Paul Parish 1510 Penn Ave. Scranton, PA 18509

Appril 11 - 7:00PM St. Peter’s Cathedral 315 Wyoming Ave. Scranton, PA 18503

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March 12 - 7:00PM St. John Neumann Parish 633 Orchard St. Scranton, PA 18505

March 26 - 7:00PM Prince of Peace Parish 123 Grace St. Old Forge, PA 18518

March 5 - 7:00PM Ss. Anthony and Rocco Parish 303 Smith St. Dunmore, PA 18512

March 19 - 7:00PM St. Paul of the Cross Parish 1217 Prospect Ave. Scranton, PA 18505

Appril 2 - 7:00PM Divine Mercy Parish 312 Davis St. Scranton, PA 18505

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Community Calendar

Email your organization’s events to triborobanner@timesshamrock.com. Please have them in by noon on Friday to have them included in the following Thursday’s edition. Visit the thetriborobanner. com for the complete calendar listing. Pottery Class: Make Your Own Coffee Mug on Saturday, March 30, 2-4 p.m. at the at the Taylor Community Library, 710 S. Main St. in Taylor. Diana from the Abington Art Studio will bring the clay and glaze that you will use to make your own coffee mug. Cost is $20 per person. Payment in advance is requested. Space is limited. Mugs will be fired offsite and will be available to pick up at a later date. Pottery class is being held. Call 570-562-1234 to sign up. Kindergarten registration: Registration for the 2019-2020 school year at Old Forge Elementary will be held in the high school auditorium on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 2 and 3. Parents are asked to have all required documentation at time of registration. Registrations will not be complete until all the documentation is provided to the district. Children

are eligible for kindergarten if they are five years of age on or before Aug. 31. You will need to bring: proof of age (call 570-457-8391 for a list of documents that are acceptable), proof of district residency (call the same number for a list of documents that are acceptable) and proof that the child has received all the required immunization (call the same number for a list of immunizations required). Library fundraisers: The Taylor Community Library, 710 S. Main St., is planning three fundraising events: • A risotto sale will be held on Thursday, April 18. The risotto will be prepared by Cafe Rinaldi in Old Forge, and will be sold as takeout-only. Orders will be taken until Saturday, April 13. The cost is $10 (payment must be made when order is placed). All proceeds benefit the Taylor Community Library. Call 570-562-1234 for more information. • The library will sponsor a bus trip to “Costuming ‘The Crown’” at Winterthur Garden & Musuems on Saturday, May 18. The cost is $99 per person and includes bus, exhibit and tour of Winterthur. Bus leaves

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the Viewmont Mall at 8 a.m. Garden tram tour will be followed by guided tour of Winterthur. Exhibit includes 40 iconic costumes from the Netflix series “The Crown.” Depart for home at 4 p.m. Lunch is on your own at the museum. Payment is due at time of reservation and seats on bus are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. • The library will hold a raffle drawing for the American Girl 2019 doll of the year, Blair Wilson. Prize includes the accompanying book, Blair’s Garden and garden accessories. The drawing will be held on Sunday, Aug. 11, as part of the library’s American Girl/Lego bingo, 1-4 p.m. (doors open at noon). Tickets are two for $1, 12 for $5, 25 for $10. University of Success accepting applications: The University of Scranton’s University of Success, a four-year, precollege mentorship program, is accepting applications for the 2019 academic year that begins this summer. Applicants must be enrolled in the eighth grade and possess a strong desire to attend college. The University of Success, offered free

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Snapshots Celebrating reading at Riverside

At Riverside Elementary East and West, students and staff celebrated Read Across America Week on the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. The celebration included many reading-related activities such as dress-down days, guest readers, essay contests, a visit from Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins mascot “Tux” and a Dr. Seuss-themed bingo game.

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