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An area church is planning its annual ice cream social and bake sale | PAGE 4

Scenes from the annual chicken barbecue at Prince of Peace parish | PAGE 5

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School district holds back-to-school fair BY JOSH MCAULIFFE SPECIAL TO THE TRIBORO BANNER

Senior High School. “County Youth and Family ServicIt’s still summer vacation, but the es was offering the program to sevRiverside School District is doing its eral area schools, and I jumped on part to get students and parents in a that bandwagon and we just stuck back-to-school frame of mind. with it. It’s a lot of work but it’s defToday, the district’s elementary initely worthwhile,” she said. “Since schools will host the fifth annual this is our fifth year, we have it Back-to-School Fair from 4:30 to 7:30 down to a science now. The county p.m. on the campus of Riverside gets a lot of the vendors, and a lot of East Elementary School in Moosic. our teachers and staff members The free event will help us out. We all work include a variety of together.” If you go foods, school supplies, “The fair generates a What: Fifth annual Back to kid-friendly games and lot of excitement for School Fair plenty of useful inforWhen: Today, 4:30 to 7:30 the school year. It’s mation on school and really a great event,” p.m. community resources. VanLuvender continWhere: Riverside East EleIt’s open to all district ued. “And it’s nice for mentary School, Moosic Details: Admission is free elementary students the kids, because it’s for district elementary stuand their families. the first time a lot of dents and their families. District administrathem are getting to see tors, faculty, staff and their friends since PTA members will volschool got out. And unteer their time at the fair, which really, by now, the kids are ready to started via a partnership with Lack- get back to school, back to that rouawanna County Youth and Family tine that they need.” Services, said Nicole VanLuvender, Most everything at the fair is who recently became principal at donated by local businesses and Riverside West Elementary after organizations and Riverside spending the past several years at employees. East. That includes the food. The menu This year, VanLuvender is coordi- features hot dogs donated by Aranating the fair with Dave Walsh, mark, pizza from several local reswho took over as Riverside East Ele- taurants, doughnuts from Krispy mentary principal after serving as Kreme and Dunkin, and ice cream vice principal at Riverside Juniorfrom Fidelity Bank. A number of local businesses have donated gift cards, which kids will have the chance to win when they get their fair “passport” stamped at the various tables. The district will TS_CNG/TRIBORO/PAGES [T01] | 08/14/19

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The Riverside School District is doing its part to get students and parents in a back-to-school frame of mind. conduct PTA sign-ups and give away gently used school uniforms, books and about 250 backpacks. Other fair attractions include a bounce house provided by Sir Bounce-A-Lot, a photo booth from Dynamic Duo Entertainment, local sports mascots Tux and Champ, and live music by EJ the DJ. VanLuvender said she knows the fair has made a great impact on the community, given how many people

approach her in the weeks leading up to it asking, “Hey, when’s the fair?” “And it’s really nice for the district’s new families, because it allows them to get introduced to the staff and the community,” she said. “It’s a great night, and we extend our thanks for all the community support we’ve received over the past five years. We couldn’t do it without them.”


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Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program at the office of state Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski. A representative from the American Legion Service Office Outreach program will be in Kosierowski’s office at 802 S. Main St. in Taylor, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15, to provide information on services available to veterans and their families. The representative will be available to discuss education, health care and death benefits. Legion membership is not required to take advantage of the help, but anyone interested in speaking to the advisors must schedule an appointment through Kosierowski’s office at 570-562-2350.

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Shortcake sale Knights of Columbus Council No. 5940 will sell their strawberry shortcakes, noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Old Forge Farmers Market for $4 each.

On Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m. the Taylor Community Library, 710 S. Main St., will host a free informational workshop for first-time home buyers, present- Informational workshop ed by Credit Management of PennsylvaOn Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m. the nia Inc. Registration is required. Call Taylor Community Library, 710 S. Main St., will host a free informational work570-562-1234 for more information. shop on your next car purchase, presentChurch yard sale ed by Credit Management of PennsylvaSt. Mary’s Polish National Catholic nia Inc. Registration is required. Church, 200 Stephenson St. in Duryea, Bus Trip will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Aug. Knights of Columbus Council No. 5940 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For $10 you can rent is taking reservations for a bus trip to an 8-foot-by-2-foot table space (bring New Haven, Conn., to see the Knights’ your own table) to sell your unwanted headquarters and museum, as well as treasures. The yard sale is open to anyFather McGivney’s Tomb and Gallery. The one who would like to sell their stuff. cost is $45 per seat. The bus will depart at There will be food and beverages, as well 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, from Queen as a bake sale. Vendors and crafters wel- of the Apostles Parish Hall and should come. To reserve a table space, call 570return around 8:30 p.m. For reservations 457-2291 for more information.

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Knights of Columbus Council No. 5940 held a dinner at Queen of the Apostles Parish Hall in Avoca to honor the clergy within the Deanery. Four candidates earned their first and second degrees as Brother Knights. From left, first row: Tim Tayntor, Tim Pilch, Christopher Musso and Marc Phillips. Second row: district deputy Art Bobbouine, chancellor Paul A. Chromey, treasurer Rory Kania, lecturer the Rev. Phil J. Sladicka, deputy grand knight Robert Ryzner and financial secretary David Czar.

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The council also held its installation of officers. From left, first row: David Grevera, trustee; Robert Gillette; recording secretary; Robert Pagnotti II, grand knight; Robert Ryzner, deputy grand knight; and Rev. Augusta Ricciardi Chaplin. Second row: Alan Coolbaugh, trustee; Paul Chromey, chancellor; David Czar, financial secretary; Steve Gasdik, guard; Andrew Ryzner, guard; and Rory Kania Treasurer. Third row: Art Bobbouine, district deputy; and Rev. Phillip Sladicka, lecturer.


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This photo from 1923 depicts a class at the Roosevent School, Taylor’s first high school, on West Grove Street. In 1926, a new high school was constructed on South Main St., adjacent to Riverside’s current Memorial Stadium. The school in the photo later became Roosevelt Elementary School, before it was torn down in the mid-1970s.

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First United Methodist Church, 143 Harrison St. in Old Forge, will hold an ice cream social and bake sale on Saturday, Aug. 24, noon to 3 p.m. This is a fund raiser for the church. Admission is $5 and includes an ice cream desert (cake, ice cream, choice of strawberries or blueberries) and a beverage. There will be other food items for sale, such as hot dogs and baked goods. From left: Pastor Annette Zrowka, Sally Jones, Joan Enderline, Delores Thorne, Joan Martz, Charlene Smith, Irene Chapman, Tony Sanko and George Colburn.

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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania held its annual audiology white-coat ceremony for its doctor of audiology class of 2021. The white-coat ceremony is celebrated across the world by members of the healthcare field and marks the completion of the students’ pre-clinical coursework and symbolizes their entry into clinical practice. Gabrielle Poplarchick of Duryea was one of 14 students receiving a white coat. From left, first row: Kylie Connell, Danielle Avenoso, Alina Garrido, Jessica Depol and Kayla Murphy. Second row: Georgie Wagman, Gabrielle Poplarchick, Taylor Parker, Taylor Chestnut, Kaitlin Mausteller and Abigail Schell. Third row: Taylor Budwash, Briann Halpin and Cece Campanile.


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Prince of Peace Parish in Old Forge held its annual chicken barbecue on Sunday, Aug. 11. More than 700 dinners were served.

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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. Farmers market: The Old Forge Borough farmers market will be open every Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. at 620 S. Main St. (the former Saint Lawrence rectory). For more information, call 570-457-8852. Flag retirement: The Duryea Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1227 and Duryea Boy Scout Troop No. 375 will host a flag retirement ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m. at the post home, 492 Stephenson St. If you have any flags to retire you may bring them in. The post also has a container to collect them at any time. Vist the post’s Facebook page or call 570-4573983 for more information. Library bingo: The Taylor Community Library will hold American Girl and Lego bingo on Sunday, Aug. 18, 1- 4 p.m. Doors open at noon at Greenwood Hose Co. No. 1, 3727 Birney Ave. in Moosic. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. There will be 15 games, five specials, raffles and a 50/50. Portions of the proceeds benefit the Taylor Community Library. ‘How to Write a Book’: The Taylor Community Library will host three local authors on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 3 p.m. for a question-and-answer session on “How to Write a Book.” Susan Campbell Bartoletti is the author of more than 25 young adult and children’s books and the winner of several awards. Victoria Eremo, a recent college graduate living in Old Forge, released her first book on photography and poetry in 2018. Greylan Heffernan Mlodziensky, a local English teacher, wrote her first romance e-book, “Out of the Darkness Comes Love,” at age 17. They will discuss the ins and outs of publishing books with would-be authors age 12 and older. Registration is required. Call the library at 570-562-1234. Reunion scheduled: The Riverside class of 1974 will hold its 45th anniversary reunion on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. at Arcaro and Genell on Main Street in Old Forge. Anyone who did not get an invite is asked to call 570335-5266. Hunterdon Hills bus trips: There will be a 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, call 570603-1915 or email cathyg7@msn.com. • Taylor Community Library will run a bus trip to “Frozen: The Broadway Musical,” on Saturday, Sept. 14. Bus will leave the library, 710 S. Main St., at 7:30 a.m. and depart New York City at 7 p.m. (Showtime is 2 p.m.) Cost is a non-refundable $135 per ticket (includes bus transportation and the show). Reservations will be taken on a firstcome-first-served basis. (Reservations are confirmed when payment is received.) Call the library at 570-562-1234 for information. Seeking artifacts: Riverside School District is seeking artifacts depicting the history of the district, including the former Taylor and Moosic School Districts, for display purposes at Riverside JuniorSenior High School. Email smurphy2@riversidesd.com or call 570-239-5720 with information. Food bank donations: Non-perishable food items and monetary donations for the Commission on Economic Opportunity Weinberg’s food bank will be collected during the month of April at the Taylor Branch of Citizens Savings Bank, 137 S. Main Ave. in Taylor. Recycling containers: Taylor Borough is distributing new recycling containers to borough residents at the Taylor Community Center, 700 S. Main St. and will continue weekdays, 1-8:30 p.m. Residents will be required to show proof of residency via tax bill, utility bill or photo ID. Seeking Legion members: The Taylor American Legion is searching for new members. Without a regular infusion of young veterans, many Legions and VFWs have had to close, as there weren’t enough regular members to support and manage their facilities. The Legion is at 210 S. Main St. in Taylor. Call 570-562-9920 or email taylor_legion@yahoo.com. The Commander is Jacqueline Colburn, and the regular Legion meetings are on the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. Please see Calendar, Page 10

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at local and support people in more ways than one. At United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s annual Farm to Fork Dinner, guests can taste fresh produce and more from local farmers while helping those who need it most. The fifth annual dinner — set for Saturday, Aug. 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Stone Meadow Gardens, 1273 Country Club Road, Clarks Summit — benefits UNC’s Community Health Department, which serves lowincome, uninsured and under-insured people and families and helps them access health care services. State Street Grill, 114 S. State St., Clarks Summit, will cater the event using only local food, and Local Flavor is all about spreading community love — the food is just a bonus. UNC’s Community Health Department earned a $50 gift card from Riccardo’s Market, 1219 Wheeler Ave., Dunmore, through Local Flavor Gives Back thanks to State Street Grill Executive Chef Sara McCully’s Roasted Red Beet and Goat Cheese Terrine. Made with all local ingredients — including cheese from Calkins Creamery, Honesdale, and Clarks Summit’s Thirteen Olives balsamic and olive oil — the dish is simple to put together, McCully said. The most timeconsuming part is roasting the beets, which can take up to two to three hours. “ Yo u n e e d t o h av e patience,” McCully said.

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if you go What: United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s fifth annual farm to fork Dinner When: Saturday, aug. 17, 6 to 9 p.m. Where: Stone Meadow Gardens, 1273 Country Club road, Clarks Summit Details: tickets cost $100, and all proceeds benefit UNC’s Community Health Department. they can be purchased online at uncnepa.org/ farm-to-fork or by contacting Jill eidenberg at 570346-0759, ext. 114.

The dish truly was as lovely looking as it was delicious. With its colorful array of vegetables, the fresh produce burst with flavor. The terrine’s cheese, meanwhile, tasted creamy and cool, and it paired nicely with the rich beets and sweet honey. In addition to the terrine and salad, Farm to Fork Dinner guests also can taste several appetizers, entrees and desserts. Menu items include Honesdale’s Hardler Farms Bacon-Wrapped Peaches with Creamy Sweet Onion Cheese Dip, Chives and Sherry Wine Drizzle, and WaverGia MaZUr / Staff PHOtO ly’s Fullers Overlook Farm Deviled Eggs, Fresh Dill and From left: State Street Grill Executive Chef Sara McCully, United Neighborhood Centers Black Garlic. of Northeastern Pennsylvania Director of Development Jill Eidenberg and State Street When org anizers got Grill Catering Director Dana Cuff present McCully’s Roasted Red Beet and Goat Cheese together to plan a fundraiser Terrine, which earned UNC a gift card for Riccardo’s Market through Local Flavor Gives Back and will be on hand at UNC’s annual Farm to Fork dinner on Saturday, Aug. 17. years ago, they wanted it to have something to do with health and healthy eating, said Jill Eidenberg, UNC director of development, and farm-to-table dinners were starting to become popular. It’s been a successful event, she added, and has raised about $10,000 for the cause 3 or 4 red beets 1 cup balsamic vinegar over the past five years, 1 tablespoon salt 2 yellow beets which includes providing 2 cups water Fresh sprigs of rosemary and thyme local people with services such as transportation help, Place the beets in separate roasting pans with the water, vinegar, salt and herbs. medication management, Cover in foil and roast in a 375 f oven for 2 to 3 hours until the beets are soft. Let health screenings and mancool in the liquid. (the liquid will help the skins from the beets peel off nicely.) agement, care coordination, With a clean kitchen towel, rub the skins off the beets until they are clean. education and social support. “Any way we can help the For the goat cheese filling: 2 tablespoons local buckwheat community and highlight 4 ounces fresh goat cheese honey our local farmers, what more 1/2 teaspoon orange zest Pinch of salt can we ask for?” Eidenberg Mix ingredients very well until incorporated. said. “It’s been a fun way to Slice the yellow and red beets into disks about 1/6-inch thick and layer with the give back to that community cheese filling. in between layers, add chopped fresh chives and sliced bluebersupport.” ries. Layer the beets about 3 to 4 tiers high. Garnish with fresh blueberries, local Contact the writer: honey and edible flowers such as nasturtiums, pansies or orchids.

“Beets take a long time, but it’s worth it.” “The heirloom tomatoes are really what make it,” added Dana Cuff, State Street gmazur@timesshamrock.com; Grill catering director. “It’s 570-348-9127; @gmazurtt on twitter also just very pretty.”

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won’t do it again. Even if finding her sister’s killer means following a lethal bounty hunter into the heart of darkness, placing both their lives in danger. Working at Maximum Security has taken Jason Maddox down some dangerous paths, but never for a client he’s been so drawn to, or for a case so monstrous. As clues lead them deeper into the city’s underbelly, connections to human trafficking draw them closer and closer to peril, but even Jase’s warnings can’t convince Kate to walk away. As the deadly operation puts a target on their backs, they’ll have to decide what matters most, the truth or their lives. “Don’t You Forget About Me” by Mhairi McFarlane If there’s anything worse than being fired from the lousiest restaurant in town, it’s coming home early to find your boyfriend in bed with someone else. Reeling from the humiliation of a double dumping in one day, Georgina takes the next job that comes her way, bartender in a newly opened pub. There’s only one problem it’s run by the guy she fell in love with years ago. Well maybe two problems, he doesn’t remember her. But with her fabulous friends and her signature hot pink fur coat, what more could a girl really need? Lucas McCarthy has not only grown into a broodingly handsome man, but he’s also turned into an actual grown-up, with a thriving business and a dog along the way. Crossing paths with him again throws Georgina’s rocky present into sharp relief and brings a secret from her past bubbling to the surface. Only she knows what happened 12 years ago, and why she’s allowed the memories to chase her ever since. Maybe it’s not too late for the truth or a second chance with the one that got away? “The Institute” by Stephen King In the middle of the night, in a house in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. Outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents, who got to this place the same way Luke did. Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.” In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If

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area chur ch service s 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. 570344-1724. 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 Hardman-Zimmerman. Hope Church Presbytrian, 4951 Birney Ave. in Moosic. Sunday School 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. 570-457-7750. moosicpresby@verizon.net. Moosic United Methodist Church, 609 Main St. in Moosic. Sunday worship is at 9 a.m. followed by fellowship time. D’s Pantry, serving the four borough area, is open Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Pastor is Rev. Michael Shambora. 570-457-2499. Nativity of Our Lord Parish, 127 Stephenson St. in

Duryea. 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. 570-457-3412. staff@queenoftheapostles.com. queenoftheapostles.weconnect.com. 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. 570562-2090 (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. The blessing the harvest in anticipation of the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be held on Sunday, Aug. 11, during the 9 a.m. Mass. You may bring vegetables, flowers and herbs grown in your garden for blessing. If you do not have a garden at home, you may bring produce purchased at the market.

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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.) 570-437-3703. 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. 570-4572499.

ESTATE NOTICE ESTATE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Letters RE: Estate of Helen T. Sowa, deceased (died June 10, 2019), late of Moosic Borough, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary have been granted to Barry J. Chromey, Executor of the estate. All person having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent shall make them known and present them, and all persons indebted to the decedent shall make payment thereto, without delay, to Barry J. Chromey, Executor, 506 Hideaway Drive, Moscow, PA 18444.

Testamentary have been granted in the Estate of William Frederickson, deceased, late of the Borough of Moosic, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, who died on July 13, 2019, Letters to Donald J. Frederickson, Jr., Executor. All claims against the estate or indebted to the Estate should make a presentment or payment to Donald J. Frederickson, Jr., Esquire, attorney for the Estate, at Kobal & Frederickson, 435 Main Street, Moosic, PA 18507-1017.

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Estate of Vivian P. Miller, late of the Township of South Abington, Pennsylvania, (died March 9, 2019). Letters Testamentary on the above estate having been granted, all persons having claims and demands against the estate of the above decedent shall make them known and present them; all of the persons indebted to the said decedent shall make payment thereof without delay to Delilah Miller, 1934 Layton Road, Scott Township, PA 18447 or Patrick J.Lavelle, Esquire, 715 North State Street, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.

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Letters of Testamentary have been granted in the Estate of John S. Zielinski, Deceased to Lorraine Ziemba A/K/A Lorrain Horton, Executrix, or Powell Law Attorneys, 527 Linden Street, Scranton, PA 18503. All persons having claims against the estate are requested to present them in writing and all persons indebted to the estate to make payment to it in care of the Attorney noted above.

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