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Working for The Mouse Dickson City native gets dream job BY JOSH MCAULIFFE FOR THE ADVANTAGE

After graduation, Cesari applied for a job at Disney, but didn’t get it. Disappointed yet Jim Cesari’s job title sounds like someundeterred, he ended up landing a position thing out of a Disney movie: imagineer. building databases for Huntsville, AlabamaIt makes perfect sense once you learn Ce- based Jacobs Engineering, a contractor sari recently realized his longtime dream of for NASA. Among his more offbeat assigngoing to work for the Walt Disney Co. Two ments was working on the urine processor months ago, the Dickson City native and for the International Space Station. Mid Valley High School graduate started By the time Cesari married his wife, his new job as a software developer at Brandie, at Disney World in 2011, he had Disney’s Imagineering Research & Develop- found professional and personal fulfillment. ment facility in Glendale, California. SpeHowever, everything came crashing down cifically, he works on the software for the in July 2015, when his wife passed away due animatronic attractions at Disney’s theme to a lifelong medical condition. parks. “That was the day my life stopped,” Ce“I’m one of the in-house magic makers,” sari said. he said. “My job is to make people happy.” Devastated, he left Huntsville to start a Cesari spoke at a conference at Penn State new chapter in Orlando. There, he took a poScranton, where he spent some of his colsition, not with Disney, but with government lege career. defense contractor Lockheed Martin. The job “I would tell you if you don’t know what was satisfying, yet stressful, requiring Cesari you want to do, try everything you can. to regularly put in 60-hour-plus work weeks. Finally, in October 2018, Cesari got the Don’t be afraid to take chances,” Cesari told call he always wanted. Disney wanted him the attendees. After unsuccessfully trying out other ma- to come out west, and early this year the jors, he transferred to the school’s College of dream officially became a reality. Information Sciences and Technology (IST). “This means more to me than anything “It’s always an honor to have IST graduin my career,” said Cesari as he displayed a ates who are highly successful in their photo of his Mickey Mouse-adorned Disney careers share experiences,” said Dr. Deb nametag. Smarkusky, associate professor. He’s still learning the ins and outs of the As Cesari was working toward graduajob, but is already highly impressed with tion, he was accepted into the Disney Colthe work being done by his department. lege Program in Orlando, where he made “Since I’m new, I haven’t gotten to work great contacts and even got to serve as on anything yet, but some folks I work with “Mickey Mouse’s bodyguard” at an event. just completed Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy, which has, to me, one of the coolest animatronics in the parks,” he said. “But really, I love everything from the older Pirates (of the Caribbean) animatronics to this new one.” TS_CNG/ADVANTAGE/PAGES [A01] | 06/06/19


From left: Dr. Deb Smarkusky, conference organizer Michael Walsh, Cesari and Fred Aebli. Cesari likes Disney’s overall company culture, too. “I feel like it’s way more of an environment where you’re allowed to experiment. We’re held back only by what we can’t do because it’s physically impossible,” he said. “And it’s way more laid back than I thought it would be. But, everyone gets their job done more efficiently than at any other place I’ve worked. The people are happy

there. … It’s been a lot of fun so far.” “Seeing Jim’s journey is an inspiring story,” said Fred Aebli, lecturer in IST and program co-coordinator. “I hope our students embrace and realize careers are filled with ups and downs. At the end, though, you can achieve your goal. For me, as Jim’s teacher and friend, I am incredibly proud and will continue to stay in touch. He is one fellow I know I admire greatly.”

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Hoagies for Missions will have a hoagie sale at the Peckville United Methodist Church, 732 Main St., on Saturday, June 8, at 9 a.m. Hoagies are $5. Call 570-489-6093 to order.

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Library book sale Valley Community Library’s spring book sale will be held Wednesday and Thursday, June 12 and 13, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days, at the Valley View Elementary Center, 901 N. Main St. in Peckville. Book prices will vary from 25 cents to $2. There will also be a bake sale.

Church pierogie sale St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 600 E. Lackawanna Ave. in Olyphant, will hold a deep-fried pierogie sale on Friday, June 14, 3 p,.m. until sold out, in the church parking lot. The cost is $8 per dozen, fried or plain.

Yard/bake sale Tompkinsville United Methodist Church, 1448 Heart Lake Road in Scott Township, will sponsor a multi-family yard sale and bake sale on Saturday, June 15, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than 10 vendors will participate. Items include clothing, baby items, jewelry, kitchen items, puzzles and books.

Church Flea Market St. John’s Orthodox Church, 378 Lyon St. in Dundaff, will host a flea market on Saturday, June 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items will include antiques and collectibles, cookbooks, fiction and nonfiction books, housewares, jewelry, linens, a vintage table and piano and organ music sheets. Food will be served, featuring potato pancakes, halushki and wimpies until sold out. Eat in or take out. For advance orders, call 570--585-8940 or 570-222-3293.

Neighborhood Watch The Dickson City Neighborhood Watch will meet on Wednesday June 19, at 7 p.m. at the borough building. Mayor Robert MacCallum will speak on the state of the Borough. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

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Dickson City Neighborhood Watch (DCNW) recently recognized Matt Morris for his attaining rank of Eagle Scout. From left: Troop 21 Scoutmaster Jeff Zellers, DCNW Vice President Joe Scinicariello, DCNW President Jack Horvath, Matt Morris, DCNW Treasurer Ann Marie Scinicariello and Matt’s father Ralph Morris.

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of any breed are welcome. One dog per handler, no retractable leashes allowed. Attendees must be prepared to pick up after their dog.

The First Presbyterian Church, 325 Third Ave. in Jessup, will hold its final worship Free lunch service on Sunday, June 9, at 2:30 p.m. with There will be a free lunch for the community members of the Lackawanna Presbytery on Saturday, June 8, at noon at the Blakely presiding. The church, originally known as Primative Methodist Church, 313 First St. the First American Slavonic Prebyterian Church, is the oldest congregation in Jessup, Flag retirement dating back to Oct. 1893. It will close after The Northeastern Detachment Marine Sunday’s service. Corps League and Museum, Alder Street in Historical society meeting Scranton, will hold its annual flag retireThe Forest City Area Historical Society ment ceremony on Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m. Local Scout troops will participate. The (FCAHS) will meet on Sunday, June 9, beginning at 6 p.m. at the society’s headquarters at public is welcome. the corner of Dundaff and Main streets in Pittie Palooza Forest City. The FCAHS is now accepting The fourth annual Pittie Palooza Festival, applications for membership and memberat Maiolatesi Wine Cellars, 32 Cabernet ship renewals. The FCAHS serves BrownDrive in Scott Township, will be held on Sat- dale, Forest City, Richmondale and Vandling. urday, June 8, noon to 4 p.m. (rain or shine). Memberships are for one year and may be This event is the area’s only dog-friendly an individual membership for $15, a family music and wine festival. It will feature live membership for $25 or a lifetime membermusic by Blue London, more than 37 wines ship for $125. Call 570-499-4908 or email by Maiolatesi Wine Cellars, 15 animal Membership applications cue/animal welfare groups, 50 vendors/arti- are available on the web site and should be sans, food trucks and more. sent to FCAHS, 305 Martin St., Browndale, Each ticket entitles the bearer to a wine PA 18421. Visit forestcityareahistoricalsocitasting, two glasses of wine, entry to the fes- or on Facebook. tival and a souvenir wine glass for the first Hose company barbecue 100 people. Discounted tickets can be purWhitmore Hose Co., 305 Depew Ave., will chased in advance at and hold a chicken barbecue on Sunday, June 9, tickets will be $25 at the gate. Designated driver tickets are available at a reduced rate. noon until sold out. Eat in or take out. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Mayfield Lawn chairs and blankets welcome. No outside foods or coolers. Proceeds of the festival Municipal Building or from any company member. Free home delivery is available for will be distributed between the rescues in attendance. All friendly, well-socialized dogs residences up to three miles from the firehouse. Call 570-876-3776 to make arrangements.

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Gail Ercoli Dance Studio will present, ‘Gotta Dance!’ Sunday, June 9, at the Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College. Curtain time is 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door. From left, first row: Olivia Blockberger, Emily Seamans and Kayli Pawlikowski. Second row: Zoe Satterthwaite, Chiara Reha, Natalee West and Morgan Kwolek. Back row: Melissa Puchalski, Chloe Stoffey and Kristen Swierczek.

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Senior dancers from the Kelly Patrick Studio of Dance will present ‘Legends’ on Wednesday, June 12, at 7 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center. Tickets are available for purchase at or at the door the night of the performance. For more information, call 570-382-3276. Proceeds will benefit the Bianca Marino Beck Fund. From left, first row: Kathryn Eberhart, Jenna Haefele and Rachel Chiricos. Second row: Riley Fawcett, Mia Ceccarelli and Brianna Zipay.

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Members and guests of Knights of Columbus Council No. 7622 from Jermyn conducted a road cleanup along a 1-1/2-mile portion of State Route 107 (Rushbrook Street and Heart Lake Road). The cleanup yielded 35 bags of trash removed from both sides of the road. Council 7622 has been a long time participant of PennDot’s Adopt-a-Highway litter control program. Any Catholic gentleman interested in helping others is invited to join the organization by contacting Grand Knight Tom Murphy at 570-282-6342. From left: Grand Knight Tom Murphy, Kevin Ryczak, Mel Borosky, Harry Newberry and Frank Ryczak.

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When I was growing up in Carbondale, my family didn’t own a car. If we wanted to go to Scranton to shop or Wilkes-Barre to visit relatives, we traveled by train. We weren’t alone; scores of people rode the D&H passenger trains weekdays during the 82 years they operated. It all came to an end on Jan. 4, 1952, when the last “Miner’s Local” pulled into the historic Carbondale station. In the heyday of train travel the depot was a busy place. In 1902 there were 14 D&H trains traveling in both directions between Carbondale and Wilkes-Barre. The last one left Scranton for Carbondale at 1:30 in the morning. It was possible to get the train from Carbondale to Pittsburgh by connecting at Wilkes-Barre with the Pennsylvania Railroad. Drawing room buffet and sleeping cars were part of the consist. In addition, there were D&H trains for Honesdale and the Erie “Flyer” between Binghamton and the Pioneer City. An article

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in the Carbondale Leader referred to the arrival of the “Boston express” being delayed because of a snow storm in February 1899. Just up the street the O&W Railroad operated as many as nine trains daily between its station along the big viaduct over Dundaff Street and Scranton. One of the interesting facets of this service was the fact that a steam powered elevator lifted passengers from street level to the boarding platform atop the bridge. Street cars had begun operating between Scranton and Carbondale in March of 1892 but the entire trip took an hour and 45 minutes compared to 40 minutes by train. As a result most of the trolley riders were traveling town to town within the valley while those going all the way were aboard trains. The trolleys didn’t have a big effect on the trains but autos and the improved highways built for them did and reduction of service was steady. At first they cutback the number of trains on the timetable, then different destinations were eliminated. The last Carbondale-Scranton runs on the O&W were on April 26, 1930, when an aging steam locomotive hauling a baggage car and an antique coach still equipped with kerosene lamps pulled into the Jersey Central Station beneath the Lackawanna Avenue viaduct. Street cars ran to Scranton until June 1931 and in the same year the D&H pulled the plug on its Honesdale branch where passenger operations on what originally was the gravity railroad had begun in 1877. D&H service from Scranton to WilkesBarre ended in July, 1941, but there were still four trains a day in each direction between Carbondale and Scranton. Many upper valley residents who worked in Scranton made use of them. So did my family. If we wanted to go to Wilkes-Barre to visit our grandparents, we had to use the Laurel Line from Scranton. I remember the walk up Lackawanna Avenue from the D&H station to the Laurel Line depot was a grueling one, especially in the winter. Oh, how the wind blew; we often wished that the third-rail electric line had continued to Carbondale as planned. Unfortunately, the money ran out by the time it reached Dunmore in 1904. The first memories of travel I have were the D&H service between Carbondale and Wilkes-Barre although my mother told me that as a “babe in arms” I once rode the streetcar down the valley to Olyphant where Dad’s Aunt Alice Mackie had a millinery store. It seems that that was the only place Mom and her mother would buy their corsets that were a “must” for well-dressed women of those days.

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A postcard depicts the Carbondale Train Station at its height. The only thing I recall about trolleys was watching the tracks being dug up along Church Street between Salem Avenue and Main Street. It must have been during World War II about the same time the Civil War cannons disappeared from Memorial Park. As far as the O&W goes, I remember that some of the freight trains had an aging, dirty passenger coach instead of a caboose at the rear. I was told that that was part of the Public Utility Commission’s decision allowing the line to abolish passenger service on its Scranton Division in 1930. It was referred to as a “rider” car and anybody wanting to go to any destination as far north as Hancock, N.Y., could get aboard. I don’t know whether there was a charge. Getting back to the thing I remember most – the D&H: The train usually was made up of four or five wooden coaches that were part of a group stored in the coach yard near the Coalbrook Colliery. They had been rebuilt especially for the Carbondale-Wilkes-Barre service in the 1920s and were always spotlessly clean, inside and out. A baggage car in which mail pouches and Railway Express packages was always between the coaches and the locomotive. The REA was the way catalogue businesses such as Sears Roebuck and Montgomery Ward delivered things that were too large for Parcel Post. It was the precursor of UPS and FedEx of today. At the head end of the train was usually a 500-class 10-wheeler engine turned out by the American Locomotive Works in the early 1900s. The train stopped at every station en route to Scranton – Mayfield, Jermyn, Archbald, Winton, Jessup-Peckville, Olyphant, Dickson City, Providence and Green Ridge. At Carbon Street it left the main line for the track leading to the station at the lower end of Lackawanna Avenue. The family’s train riding days ended when I bought my first car in 1949 but the Carbondale-Scranton on the D&H lasted another three years. The number of passengers declined steadily until it reached the point


The crew of the last Scranton to Carbondale D&H passenger train pose with Locomotive 500 on Jan. 4, 1952. Engineer Lewis Davis is in the cab window and Conductor J. Louis Colvin stands at right. Others in the photo include the remainder of the crew and other railroaders who made the trip. where railroad officials had to seek PUC approval to discontinue the service. I had one last ride on the D&H. It was in March 1951 when the Carbondale draft board ordered a group of us to report for induction. We rode the train to Scranton and the Laurel Line to the induction center in Wilkes-Barre where we were sworn in and put on a bus for Fort Meade, Mayland. It was a sad moment at the Scranton station late on the afternoon of Jan. 4, 1952 as the crew lined up for Scranton Times photographer Phil Butler, who was assigned to record the last trip. Conductor Lou Colvin, resplendent in his brass-buttoned uniform with seven gold service stars on the jacket cuffs, shouted “all aboard.” Engineer Lew Davis sounded the whistle and eased open the throttle of Locomotive No. 500 and the last trip of the “Miners Local” headed north. It all ended at 6:11 p.m. at the red brick Carbondale station which would stand empty for another eight years before being destroyed by fire. Ed E Rogers is a Carbondale native who spent 70 years as a reporter and editor for regional newspapers. He frequently shares his memories of his home town with Advantage readers. He can be reached at

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Students of the Dave Ragnacci School of Dance in Carbondale will present ‘The Name Game + 30’ on Thursday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m. at Marywood University’s Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts. From left: Rory Misko, Hailey McElroy, Emma McHale and Gianna Telesco. This performance will celebrate the studio’s 30th anniversary show. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door the night of the show or by calling 570-282-3610.

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ment. Students earning undergraduate degrees include: Casie L. Berk• Local students have been recoghouse of Archbald, who earned a nized by Cedarville University for Bachelor of Arts degree in philosobeing named to the dean’s honor list phy; Jared M. Daniels of Clifford for the spring semester. Among them Township, who earned a Bachelor of was Brianna Stangline from Scott Arts degree in history; Eric J. Eiden Township. of Throop, who earned a Bachelor of • More than 2,000 Coastal Carolina Arts degree in journalism — electronUniversity students were named to ic media; Andrew Gregorowicz of Jesthe dean’s list for the spring semester. sup, who earned a Bachelor of Arts Among them was Kaylee B. Lorenzetdegree in journalism — electronic ti of Archbald. media; Ryan A. Sebastianelli of Arch• Students at Lehigh University bald, who earned a Bachelor of Arts attained dean’s list in the spring degree in history; Kyle Burrell of semester including Mason Black of Simpson, earned a Bachelor of SciArchbald, Alan Brucher of Brownence degree in applied mathematicdale, Nicolas Catanzaro of Childs and sand criminal justice; Mark J. FerraMenglin Jiang of Peckville. ro of Peckville, who earned a Bache• Holly Young of Olyphant was lor of Science degree in chemistry; named to Susquehanna University’s Marissa N. Galardi of Archbald, who dean’s list for the spring semester. earned a Bachelor of Science degree • Brianna Farber, of Carbondale, in neuroscienceand philosophy; Stanhas been named to the Becker College ley V. Gongliewski of Olyphant, who Dean’s List for the spring semester. earned a Bachelor of Science degree • Jamie Maher of Carbondale was in biology; Sundeep Kahlon of Dicknamed to the spring president’s list at son City, who earned a Bachelor of Hudson Valley Community College. Science degree in biology; Julia C. • Slippery Rock University has Kerr of Archbald, who earned a announced the students who made Bachelor of Science degree in biolodean’s list for the spring semester. gy; Nicole Kobylanski of Blakely, who Among them are Molli Campbell and earned a Bachelor of Science degree Megan Kausmeyer, both of Mayfield. in psychology; Megan S. Mosher of • Cassandra Dumas of Peckville Jermyn, who earned a Bachelor of was named to the Emory & Henry Science degree in psychology; WilCollege spring dean’s list. liam J. Nevins of Carbondale, who • Ashley Burdyn of Jessup was earned a Bachelor of Science degree named to the dean’s list at Elizabethin criminal justice; Marc H. Habel of town College for the spring semester. Scott Township,who earned a BacheCollege grads lor of Science degree in secondary • Jasentha Van Nort of Carbondale education; Bridget McAndrew of graduated from York College of Penn- Archbald, earned a Bachelor of Scisylvania on May 18. Van Nort earned ence degree in occupational therapy; Mark C. Merli of Peckville, earned a a Bachelor of Arts in professional Bachelor of Science degree in exerwriting. cise science; Amanda L. Tomlinson of • Cedar Crest College held its comForest City, who earned a Bachelor of mencement ceremony recently. Science degree in counseling and Among the graduates was Brianna human services; Jillian B. Urnoski of Houman of Mayfield, who earned a Peckville, earned a Bachelor of Scidegree in integrated biology. ence degree in occupational therapy; • At the Northampton Community Karen A Loftus of Archbald, who College spring commencement cereearned a Bachelor of Science in nursmony, Luke Wildenstein of Forest ing; Lora L. Urbas of Browndale, who City, graduated with an associate’s earned a Bachelor of Science in nursdegree in applied science in media ing; Zachary N. Coles of Peckville, production. • Local residents were among more who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in entrepreneurship; Mark R. than 850 bachelor’s and associate’s Miller of Archbald, who earned a degree recipients at the University of Scranton’s undergraduate commence- Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and business administration.

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From left, first row: Kayleigh Farrell and Dante Lorenzo Warhola. Second row: Richard Burnett, Ancient Order of the Hibernians (AOH) and Columbia Hose Co. representative; Joe Hosie, AOH Pennsylvania state president; John Price, Trinity Club chairman; and LaSalle principal Joe Hosie and Maryann DeMark, LaSalle representative. The Carbondale Trinity Club awarded $500 scholarships to two LaSalle Academy students who will be furthering their Catholic education. This year’s scholars are Kayleigh Farrell and Dante Lorenzo Warhola, both students will be attending Holy

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Community Calendar

Rummage sales: First Presbyterian Church of Carbondale, 76 Salem Ave., will host rummage sales every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A sign will be in the church yard if the sale is open. Items for sale will include clothing (for children and adults), household goods, jewelry, books, toys and more. Donations will be accepted only if the items are clean and in working order. No clothing will be accepted until further notice. 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 570489-5591 for more information. Car wash: The Clifford Vacation Bible School will hold a car wash on Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lenoxville United Methodist Church, along route 374. Flag retirement: On Saturday, June 8, Archbald Borough veterans organizations will host a flag retirement ceremony at the Eynon-Sturges Hose Co. No. 3., 441 Thomas St. in Eynon. Boy Scout Troop No. 41 and Cub Scout Pack No. 388 will conduct the ceremony. Flags in need of proper retirement will be accepted at Hricak-McAndrew American Legion Post No. 869, 161 S. Main St. in Archbald; Ambrose Revels American Legion Post No. 328, 426 Main St. in Archbald; John Niedzinsky American Legion Post No. 624, 436 Main St. in Eynon; and WozniakPavloski Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7963, 284 Main St. in Eynon in the days before the event. Residents may bring flags to be retired on the day of the event as well. Library night at the Railriders: Attend a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Railriders game on Saturday, June 8, at 4:05 p.m. Come early for a chance to receive a free Brett Gardner bobblehead and see Tim Tebow play. Admission is $15 and all proceeds will benefit the Carbondale Public Library. Provide your own transportation. Welsh cookie sale: The First United Presbyterian Church of Lackawanna Valley, 1557 Main St. in Peckville, will have a Welsh cookie sale. Cost is $6 per dozen. To order, call 570-254-9868. Cookies must be picked up between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. Water safety classes: As part of the Y’s commitment to reduce drowning rates and


keep kids safe in and around the water, the Greater Scranton YMCA will hold its annual Safe Around Water campaign in June. The campaign will provide 100 scholarships for swim instruction and water safety to lowincome children in the greater Scranton region. These concentrated, one-week sessions (five lessons over five days) will be held weekdays, June 10-28. Visit or email or call 570-828-3112. Summer youth program in Blakely: Registration for the borough’s Summer Youth Program will be held Wednesday and Thursday, June 12 and 13, 9 a.m. to noon and on Friday, June 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Blakely Recreational Complex refreshment stand. The free program, intended for children ages 5 to 12, from the Blakely area, will run weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon, running weekdays from Monday, June 17, through Friday, Aug. 16, at the Recreational Complex on Keystone Avenue. Participants must provide proof of health insurance, birth certificate and proof of residency for Blakely or Peckville. There will be no program Thursday, July 4, or rainy days. For the most up to date information regarding camp, refer to the group’s Facebook page, “Borough of Blakely Youth Summer Program.” You can find the registration application on the borough’s website and there will be blank applications available to fill out at the stand. No late registrations will be accepted after Monday, June 17. Car cruises: The Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club will hold monthly cruises 5-8 p.m. at the Advance Auto Parts store on Route 6 in Carbondale. There will be music and door prizes and a 50/50 and trophies will be awarded. Call 570-876-4034. The cruises will be held on the third Saturday (next cruise: June 15) of each month through September. Bingo night: Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church, 624 Madison Ave. in Jermyn, holds bingo on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. The next bingo night is scheduled for Wednesday, June 19. Doors open at 5 p.m. and early bird games begin at 6 p.m. The regular games begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. The evening’s menu includes homemade chili, pierogies, soups, desserts and refreshments. There will also be specialty games, door prizes and a progressive jackpot worth at least 1,000. If the jackpot is not not awarded, there will be a consolation prize of $500. Contact 570-876-1061

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for more information. Community lunch: The free community lunch will be served at the Red Door Cafe at the Peckville United Methodist Church, 732 Main St., noon to 1 p.m on the fourth Saturday of each month, (next meal: June 22.). Bus trip: The Knights of Columbus, Jessup/Peckville Chapter is sponsoring a bus trip to Yankee Stadium for Old Timers Day on Sunday, June 23. The Yankees play the Houston Astros. Cost of the trip is $95 per person. Bus leaves 8:30 a.m. from Jessup Hose Co. No. 2. For more information call 570-489-0023 or 570-383-0347. Veteran outreach: Veteran Outreach at

state Rep. Kyle Mullins’ office will be held on the fourth Monday of the month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the office, 520 Burke Bypass, Suite 1, in Olyphant (next outreach: June 24). An American Legion department service officer will be available to assist veterans, as well as their spouses and dependents, with a variety of issues including VA compensation, pensions, death benefits, health care and other veteran issues. Appointments can be made by calling 570-383-9795. Seeking parade participants: Anyone interested in participating in the Throop Borough Quasquicentennial Parade on Sunday, June 30, at 1 p.m. with a float or to march, call 570-904-3558.

sp orts & F i tn e ss Basketball clinics

Cheerleading Camps

The Pacesetter Athletic Club of NEPA will conduct two basketball clinic sessions for kids 10-14, this July at Johnson College, Mondays through Thursdays, July 8-11 and July 22-25, 9:30 a.m. to noon each day. The fee is $50 per week. The professional staff will train campers in all aspects of basketball. For further information, call 570-575-0941.

The Olyphant-based Pine Forest Cheerleading Camp will celebrate its 50th anniversary this summer. Students from Valley View, Mid-Valley, Carbondale Area and Lakeland have attended in the past. There will be 15 different camp sessions, all taking place at facilities in the Poconos. Visit cheerleadingcamps. com for more information.

YMCA fitness At the Greater Carbondale YMCA, 82 N. Main St., Carbondale: • A week-long lifeguard certification course starting on Monday, June 10, 5-9 p.m. and another course starting Monday., June 17, 5-9 p.m. Participants need to be at least 15 years old, pass a pre-test on the first day and attend all the evening trainings. Call the YMCA for pricing and to pre-register. • One of the area’s longest-running golf tournaments will be held on Saturday, June 8, at Elkview Country Club at 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served at registration. The “captain & crew” tournament fee entitles your team to the golf, dinner and drinks, prizes and the coveted green jackets for the winning team, Register your foursome at the Y. If your company would like to sponsor the tournament, call 570-282-2210 or email at

Throop Civic Center Throop Civic Center, 500 Sanderson St., hosts aerobics classes Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Low-impact aerobics classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon. Call 570-383-7906 for more information.

DCCC fitness At the Dickson City Civic Center, 935 Albert St. • Senior Fitness: Betsy’s low-impact fitness class for seniors on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. Classes are free for Dickson City residents. Non-residents may join for a $10 annual fee. • Betsy’s Boot Camp: fitness classes combine cardio, step, kickboxing and weight training to help you reach your fitness goals. Classes run Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Call 570-3831813 for more information on any of these programs.

area c hu r ch se rv ic es All Saints Orthodox, 211 Willow Ave., Olyphant. Saturday Great Vespers 4 p.m. Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. Feast Day Vespers 6 p.m. Feast Day Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. Church hall 570-489-5591; rectory 570-489-0492. Rev. Joshua Schooping is pastor. Blakely Baptist, 1748 Main St. in Blakely. Sunday Service 10 a.m. Dr. 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.; children’s church is available at the 10 a.m. service. Rev. Dale Murrell is pastor. 570489-3033. Blakely P.M. Church on Facebook. The church will have free lunch on the second Saturday of each month. 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). Friday Masses: 7:15 a.m. and noon at St. Mary of Czestochowa, 417 Main St., Eynon. Saturday Masses: 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 12:15 p.m. at St. Thomas; 8:30 a.m. at St. Mary. Weekday Masses: noon Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at St. Thomas. Sacrament of Pennance: Saturdays 3:30-4:15 p.m. at St. Thomas; Mondays 6-7:15 p.m. at St. Mary. Confessions will only be heard before Mass on Fridays 6:45 and 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary (additionally on the first Saturday of the month) at 6:45 a.m. at St. Thomas. Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament at St. Mary, ending with Solemn Benediction: Fridays 7:4511:20 a.m. and Mondays 6-7:15 p.m. Clifford Baptist Church, 519 Church St., Clifford. Sunday service 10 a.m. 570-222-4701. Bonnie Resseguie (570-222-3809) is pastor. Clifford United Methodist Church, 34 Main St., Clifford. Sunday service 11 a.m.; Sunday school is during worship. Pat Hanley is pastor. 570-222-3331. Community Bible, 1700 Heart Lake Road in Scott Township. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Music ministry practice, Sunday at 9:45 a.m. Women’s group: Thursdays at 11 a.m. Pastor Jay Best. 570-254-6467. 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. 570282-6400. 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. 570-489-8321. Dickson City Primitive Methodist, 516 Jackson St., Dickson City. Sunday service at 11 a.m. 570-4893452. 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. 570-282-4611. 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: 570766-9558. Email: 1stunitedmethodistcarbondale@ First United Methodist, 520 Washington Ave., Jermyn. Sunday service 9:30 a.m. Sunday school 10:45 a.m. Linda Eckersley is pastor. 570-876-0392. 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. 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. Holy mystery of penance (confessions) Saturday 3-3:25 p.m. Divine Liturgy Saturday, 4 p.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday, 9 a.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. Pat Hanley 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. Scott McGrady is pastor. 570-282-2413. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, (Roman Catholic), 15 Fallbrook St., Carbondale. Masses Saturday 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 11:15 a.m. Confessions Saturday 5 p.m. Weekday Mass Tuesday, Thursday at 8 a.m. CCD classes and RCIA meet September-May. Rev. James A. Price 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. 570-4894961. 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 Saturdays at 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. Wednesday Bible study and Sunday service at 6 p.m.; child services/care is available. Rev. Jack Munley is pastor. Sacred Heart of Jesus, (Roman Catholic) 1101 Willow St., Peckville. Saturday Mass at 4 p.m.; Reconcilation 3:15-3:45 p.m. (other times by appointment), Sundays 8 and 10 a.m. Weekday Masses are at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and at 7 a.m. Wednesday and Friday. Rev. Andrew Kurovsky 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. 570-876-1061. 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. 570-291-4451. Ss. James and George Episcopal, 398 Washington Ave., Jermyn. All baptized Christians are welcome to celebrate the Holy Eucharist Sunday at 10 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. Myron Myronyuk is pastor. 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. Basil the Great Orthodox, 9 Lord Ave., Simpson. Saturday: Vespers 4 p.m. Sunday: Divine Liturgy 10:30 a.m. (Feast days: 9: a.m.). Rev. Jason Franchak is pastor. 570-282-4052. St. Basil the Great Russian Orthodox, 33 Midland 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.

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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 the Baptist Russian Orthodox, 378 Lyon Street, off Route 247 in Dundaff. Divine Liturgy: 8:30 a.m. Rev. Jason Franchak. 570-280-5978. April 26: Good Friday Vespers at 5 p.m. April 27 -Great and Holy Easter services Saturday at 5 p.m. 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. Divine Liturgy Sunday’s at 9 a.m. 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. 570-8761241. 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. 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, Simpson; CCD classes and RCIA meet September – May. Rev. James A. Price, C.P. is pastor. strosecarbondale.weconnect. com. 570-282-2991. St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran, 25 Hillcrest Dr., Dickson City. Sunday service at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Peter Henftling is interim pastor. 570-489-2462. Throop United Methodist, 136 Charles St., Throop. Sunday service 9:30 a.m. Rev. Dave Hinkley 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.




Thank you

from the PRESCHUTTI family Jerry, Jerry Jr, & Craig to the thousands of cheerleaders who attended our camp over the past 49 years which has helped make our camp successful. Including the local High Schools who have supported us over the past 49 years Abington Heights I Scranton Prep I Holy Cross I Valley View I Dunmore Scranton I Lakeland I Midvalley I Carbondale Area I Forest City | West Scranton I North Pocono Western Wayne | Elk Lake | Delaware Valley | Old Forge | Riverside | Wyoming Area

Including various additional High Schools beyond this area & High Schools from 11 different states, as well as Canada and Ireland. Your support has enabled us to have the largest enrollment of any cheerleading camp in the United States.

All former Alumni are invited to come & visit us and relive your memories of cheering at

Pine Forest at any time!

Talent Nights for Pine Forest will be June 11th and June 15th. Talent Night for Trails End is June 13th and Talent Night for Chestnut Lake is June 16th. Commemorative T-shirt can be purchased at any time at our camp store


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Bowling Scores

Valley Lanes May 20 Monday Night Mixed: Philthy Phils won nine points. Woody’s Revenge and Mikey’s Crew won seven points. Lightning #3 won five points. Valley Katz won four points. Team #6 and Newbies won two points. The individual female high series was bowled by Nancy Shumski with a 561. She also had the individual female high game with a 202. The individual male high series was bowled by Jim Poltanis with a 683 while the individual male high game was 266 bowled by Joey Decker. Other scores were: Michelle 100-109-101310, Jacob Decker 163-211-191-565, Joey Decker 196-196-658, Phil Jones 224-215-599, Mike Monaghan 163-183-209-561, Joan Magnotta 169-129-147=445, Joe Vosefski 158195-482, Andy Notchick 172-157, Lorraine Andrukat 134-151-149-434, Nancy Shumski 199-160, Walt Shumski 193-171-203-567, Gary Gilbert 187-164-201-552, Lynzi Bidwell 157156-145-458, Don Bidwell 169-134-186-489, Charlene Bixby 122-137-149-408, Jeff Catalano 176-172-182-530, Brandon Peck 143-179-116438, Donnie Hartman 233-210-180-623, Wally Peck 158-244-174-576, Frank Nardone 138169-152-459, Sheila Thomas 106-138-338, Paul Thomas 151-129-191-471, Jack Collins 159-141-167-467, Bobby Johnson 180-201213-594, Roger Johnson 181-192-170-543, Kathy McDonough 157-159-156-472, Walt Vosefski 210-199-180-589, Jim Poltanis 245191, Pete Davis Sr. 195-198-155-548, Gene Kashuba 194-229-234-657 and Tom Benitez 168-193. May 26 NASCAR 2019: Alex Bowman won five points. Chase Elliott won four points. Us won three points. Tony Stewart won two points. Brad Keselowski won one point. The individual female high series was bowled

by Harlee Straut with a 441. She also had the individual female high game with a 171. The individual male high series was bowled by Kurtis Very with a 662. He also had the individual male high game with a 236. Other scores were: Judy Thomas 102-141332, Sarah Estabrook 125-149-371, Arthur Robinson 161-148-137-446, Nick Estabrook 159-166-449, Fred Parry III 157-180-160-497, Jim Ames 142-146-157-445, Scott Ames 139126-185-450, Fred Parry, Jr. 168-178-176-522, Phil Wilbur 168-201-199-568, Kurtis Very 211215, Kathy Pearce 130-127-355, Steve Stolarik 103-124-123-350, Sam Stolarik 109-151-140400, Paul Thomas 207-122-126-455, Harlee Straut 115-149, John Dailey 222-159-158-539, Chris Benedict 157-131-168-456, A.J. Stolarik 148-180-159-487, Barb Karp 70-74, Brandon Straut 154-154-180-488 and Tim Straut 159195-125-479. Idle Hour Lanes May 19 Have It All Youth/Adult, Youth: Gavin Mercado 327, Michael Bidwell 310, Ryan Repecki 229, Mary Melnikoff 199, Aiden Kreidler 154, Madison Kreidler 149, Michael Mercado 255421, Craig Kreidler 323, Don BIdwell 323, Jeanie Repecki 322, Christine Kreidler 236 and Erin Wanick 221. Nascar Summer 19: Mike Snyder 221-576, Carmen Brodt 512, Pete Czulada 506, Pat Carr 480. May 22 Deutsch Institute: Giovan Lisi 339, Eric O’Hora 308, Michael Perry 280, Tommy Hennigan 275, Sean Dixon 269, Chris Moroskie 268, Michael Hinkley 247, Michelle Hanon 243, Eric Modzelesky 229, Steve Franchetti 225, Tom Woody 223, Brenton McHugh 220, Richie McConnell 215, Michael Corwin 212, Billy Wassel 212 and John Rogan 203. Beast Wars and Marywood Enforcers won

three points. May 26 Have It All Youth/Adult, Youth: Aiden Kreidler 78, Madison Kreidler 191, Mary Melnikoff 193, Gavin Mercado 200-321, Ryan Repecki 272 and Michael Bidwell 274. Adult: Craig Kreidler 303, Christine Kreidler 204, Erin Wanick 224, Michael Mercado 369, Jeanie Repecki 285 and Don Bidwell 285. Nascar Summer 19: Sara Smith 223-585, Mike Velasquez 400, Pat Carr 219-549, Carmen Brodt 433, Paul Carr 456 and Pete Czulada 211-503. The Jeff Gordon team won four points. May 29 Deutsch Institute: Eric O’Hora 382, Michael Hinkley 290, Giovan Lisi 274, Sandy Hannick 266, Billy Wassel 264, Michael Corwin 244, Tom Woody 237, Steven Franchetti 230, Sean Dixon 229, John Herman 219, Michael Perry 198, Chris Moroskie 194, John Rogan 193, Nicky DeLuccie 188, Mikey Perry 187, Ronnie Cabbets 178, Luke Parraga 164, David Martin 154, Joseph Boylan 148, Maegan MacClean

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