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A SnoWy forge

Old Forge sparks the season with its growing celebration By Josh McAuliffe

carver; a brass band; old-fashioned Christmas carolers; student performsPeciAl To The TRiBoRo BANNeR ers; and horse-drawn wagon rides. Other returning favorites include This weekend, downtown Old reindeer and the Jingle Bell Jog, a Forge will once again be overtaken 1.2-mile fun run along Main Street with the Christmas spirit. that will start Sunday at 11 a.m. at On Sunday, Dec. 2, the borough Augustine’s Club 17. will celebrate its fifth annual Snow The ever-popular Craft Fair, which Forge, a free Christmas-themed event this year will feature about 68 venorganized by a dedicated group of dors selling everything from wreaths borough residents. The festivities will take place from and other holiday decorations to 2 to 6 p.m., culminating with the alpaca sweaters and specialty foods. lighting of the Old Forge Christmas “The first year, we had about 20 tree on the Borough Building lawn, vendors. So it’s definitely grown, and followed by fireworks. people want to get in on it,” said Snow Initially inspired by the annual Forge committee member Kelsey RenChristmastime festivities in Jim zi. “A lot of the same vendors are back, Thorpe, the always evolving and but we have a lot of new faces, too.” growing Snow Forge will feature The craft fair also provides free numerous family-friendly attractions space to the Old Forge School Disalong Main Street, which for the sec- trict sports teams and various local ond year in a row will be completely non-profit organizations, who will sell closed to vehicular traffic. baked goods, spirtware and other ap“The whole purpose is to get people parel for fundraising purposes. to come to Old Forge to see how great “It’s a great way for groups and our little town is,” said Snow Forge school teams to promote themselves, committee member and former Old and raise some money in the process,” Forge mayor Bob Mulkerin. “Every Mulkerin said. year, we plan throughout the year to Meanwhile, about 65 Old Forge make it bigger and better.” businesses will participate in the Activities will include: pictures annual Festival of Trees, for which with Santa Claus; trolley rides with they’ll custom-decorate a Christmas Mrs. Claus; Kid Zone activities; an ice tree to be displayed outside their building. “We get so much support from the businesses in town,” Mulkerin said. “And obviously, we encourage them to be open for Snow Forge.” TS_CNG/TRIBORO/PAGES [T01] | 11/28/18


Vincenzo Mannina of Old Forge confers with Santa at a previous Snow Forge.


Monetary contributions from those borough businesses, along with a Lackawanna County grant, make it possible for the Snow Forge committee to put the event on for free. Planning for Snow Forge takes up most of the year and includes the group’s annual Christmas in July happy hour fundraiser. “Without the support of the community, we wouldn’t be able to put this on,” Mulkerin said. “The first four years have been great, and we’ve been very fortunate to have great

weather. So, fingers crossed there.” “It’s a lot of work, with a very small group of people putting it together,” Renzi added. “But it’s worth it, because it’s a great day.” If you go What: Fifth annual Snow Forge Where: Downtown Old Forge When: Sunday, Dec. 2, 2-6 p.m. Details: Admission is free. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

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hold its annual Christmas train, toy, craft and collectables show, on Saturday, Dec. The Old Forge Historical Society will 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the fire department meet Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m., in the back hall, 614 Union St. in Taylor. Admislower level meeting room at the Old Forge sion is $3; children younger than 10 will Borough Building. Park and enter from be admitted free. The show offers more the rear parking lot. Plans will be finalthan 150 vendor tables featuring trains ized for our tent display at Sno Forge on from full-size Lionel- to HO-scale trains. Sunday, Dec. 2. There will also be craft vendors. Proceeds benefit the fire company. Any questions, call 570-498-1998 or 570-878-1466. Dance, song and narration will be featured in this stage adaptation to music from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra Friday Old Forge Youth Basketball will host a through Sunday, Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, at 7 happy hour fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. at the 8, 5-7 p.m. at Augustine’s Club 17, 518 Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 N. Main St. in Old Forge. Cost is $20 for Main St. in Duryea. Tickets are $10; $5 this adults-only event. Draft beer, pizza, for kids 5 and younger. Tickets will be appetizers and entertainment included. available at the door or call for reservaThere will also be basket raffles. All are tions: 570-457-3589. Following up on last welcome. Email year’s “Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” this is a to reserve your spot. new story for the whole family.

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Nativity of Our Lord Parish’s men’s society’s fourth annual Christmas breakfast will be held Sunday, Dec. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Hall, 529 Stephenson St. in Duryea. Menu includes scrambled eggs, potatoes, kielbasa and ham, pancakes and beverages. Take out or eat in. Tickets are $9; kids 5 to 12 are $5. Children 4 and younger eat free. For tickets, call 570-881-6006 or 570-8856267 or email jeffreyadambauman@gmail. com or


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Riverside Junior-Senior High School will host Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 15, 9 a.m. to noon in the high school cafeteria. Admission is $8; $6 for children ages 2-12. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, sausage, French toast sticks and beverages. Included in admission is a 5x7 photo with Santa, arts and crafts, and sugar cookie decorating. There will be horse-and-carriage rides, live Christmas scenes performed by the drama club and toasted marshmallows and hot chocolate. Proceeds will benefit the Riverside Student Help Fund. From left, kneeling: Nevica Molinaro, Grace Spisso, Jessica Frie and Liz Keegan. Standing: Charisse Kimble, Sam Rushefski, Nadine Solomon, Gilda Aniska, Katie Radle, Chris Feerar, Lisa Temples, Stephanie McManus and Olivia Fedor.

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Breakfast with Santa at the fire station on Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $10; $5 for kids 5-10; kids under 5 eat free. Photos with Santa will also be available for an additional charge. Tickets can be obtained by contacting any fire department member or by calling the fire station 570-961-9454 or message their Facebook page. A limited amount of tickets will be sold.

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De liver ing an ant i-Dr ug Mess age Students at Riverside Elementary East School recently celebrated Red Ribbon Week, an annual national celebration that sends out an anti-drug message. From left: Justin Hewitt, Landon Sinkaus, Brooke Kalteski, and Courtney Stubaus.

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ChurCh of God,

101 Center St. in Taylor. Worship Sundays 10 a.m., Sunday School 11 a.m. Doug Hoeffner is pastor. 570-457-3114. 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

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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. or 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: 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.

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; 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.

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). 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.; saintmaryspncc. org. 570-457-2291.

st. MiChael’s orthodox,

Church and Winter streets in Old Forge. Saturday Vespers 5 p.m. Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. (The Hours 9:10 a.m.) Matins service Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7 a.m. 570457-3703.; 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: 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. 570457-1109.

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.

From Helen’s Kitchen BY Lori KisheL

Here are some great recipes to add to your collection and to help you start planning your holiday parties and family get-togethers. Enjoy.

POTATO CHIP CRISPS 1-1/2 sticks butter (no substitutes) 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg SWEET CHERRY HAM 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 (6-1/2 to 7-pound) cooked ham 2 cups crushed potato chips 2 tablespoons whole cloves Beat butter in medium mixing 1/2 cup packed brown sugar bowl with electric mixer for 30 1/2 cup light color corn syrup seconds. Add sugar and vanilla; beat 1 tablespoon cornstarch until well blended. Beat in egg. Beat 1 tablespoon pineapple juice in as much flour as you can with Remove skin from ham; trim off mixer; stir in remaining flour and excess fat and score 1/2-inch deep in 1 cup potato chips with a wooden a diamond pattern. Insert a clove in spoon. Cover and chill about 3 hours center of each diamond. Place ham, or until easy to handle. Shape dough fat-side-up on rack in roasting pan. into 1-1/2-inch balls. Roll balls in Cover loosely with foil and bake at remaining crushed potato chips and 350º for 1 hour. place 1 inch apart on an ungreased To make glaze: In a small cookie sheet. Flatten until about ¼-inch thick. Bake at 350º for 12 saucepan, combine brown sugar, minutes or until golden. Transfer to corn syrup, cornstarch and pineapple wire racks to cool. Yield: about 20 ANISE-FLAVORED STICKS juice. Cook and stir over medium heat cookies. 1/3 cup butter (no substitutes) until bubbly. Remove from heat. BROWNIE BOMBS 1/2 cup granulated sugar Remove ham from oven; brush generously with glaze and bake, 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate 1/2 cup packed brown sugar uncovered, 30 minutes more. Cover; 1 stick butter 2 teaspoons anise seed, crushed let stand 15 minutes before carving. 1-1/3 cups sugar dash salt Serve ham slices with cherry sauce. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg Yield: 15 servings. 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour To make cherry sauce: Drain 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, 1/2 cup almonds, finely chopped 2 (16-ounce) cans pitted tart red softened Line a 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan cherries (water pack), reserving 1/2 1/3 cup sugar with aluminum foil; spray foil with cup liquid. Set cherries aside. In a 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour nonstick spray coating. Set aside. saucepan, combine 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cornstarch. Stir 1 egg Beat butter in a mixing bowl with an 1/4 teaspoon vanilla electric mixer for 30 seconds. Add in reserved cherry liquid, cherries 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate pieces granulated and brown sugars, anise and several drops almond extract. In a heavy medium saucepan, seed and salt; beat until combined. Cook and stir over medium heat melt chocolate and butter over low Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in as until bubbly. Cook and stir 2 more much flour as you can with the mixer. heat. Remove from heat; stir in 1-1/3 minutes. cups sugar and ½ teaspoon vanilla. Stir in remaining flour and almonds Cool 15 minutes. Beat in 3 eggs with a wooden spoon. Press dough STEWED CHICKEN and ¾cup flour. In medium mixing evenly into prepared pan, using the AND DUMPLINGS bowl, stir together cream cheese, 1/3 back of a metal spoon to smooth 1 large stewing chicken celery tops surface. Cover; refrigerate overnight. cup sugar, 4 teaspoons flour, 1egg Lift dough from pan; cut crosswise and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla. Spray an 1 medium onion 8- by-8-by-2-inch baking pan with into 1/4-inch thick-slices. Lay each 1 bay leaf nonstick spray coating. Spread 2/3 slice cut side down. Cut each slice dash of thyme of chocolate batter into pan. Spoon in half lengthwise. Carefully place salt and black pepper, to taste cheese mixture over batter. Dollop 1-inch apart on ungreased cookie 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour with remaining chocolate batter. sheet and bake at 350º about 8 3 tablespoons butter Bake at 350º for 20 minutes. Sprinkle minutes or until bottoms are lightly Cut chicken in serving pieces and with chocolate pieces. Bake 10 place in heavy pan; barely cover with browned. Cool on wire racks. Yield: minutes more. Cool in pan on wire water. Add celery tops, cut up onion, about 5 dozen anise sticks. bay leaf, thyme, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil slowly, but do not let it boil. Cover and simmer slowly until tender. Remove chicken and keep it hot. Strain the broth; return to stew pot and thicken with flour mixed with softened butter. Bring to boil and when bubbling, add dumplings. To make dumplings: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder pinch baking soda 1 tablespoon melted butter scant 1/2 cup milk (enough to make a soft dough). Combine ingredients and drop by spoonfuls into the hot liquid. Cover tightly; boil gently for 20 minutes exactly, without lifting lid. Serve at once with chicken and gravy.

rack. Cover; store in refrigerator. Before serving, let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Cut into squares. Yield: 16 servings. SWEET POTATO BARS 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1-1/2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 eggs 1-3/4 cups mashed, cooked sweet potato 1-2/3 cups sugar 1 cup cooking oil 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1/2 cup raisins cream cheese frosting (recipe below) Stir together flour and next 6 ingredients in medium bowl; set aside. Beat together eggs, sweet potato, sugar and oil in large mixing bowl. Add flour mixture and beat until well combined. Stir in pecans and raisins. Spread batter in an ungreased 15-by-10-by-1-inch baking pan and bake at 350º for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Frost with cream cheese frosting. Cut into squares and store in refrigerator. Yield: 24 bars. To prepare cream cheese frosting: Beat together 2 (3-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened; 1 stick butter or margarine, softened and 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add 4 cups sifted powdered sugar, beating until smooth.

Any comments, questions or favorite recipes? Feel free to send your thoughts to, and please write, “Helen’s Kitchen Request, ATTN: Lori” in the subject line to make sure I receive it. Thank you!

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mysteriously, Charlie is struggling to navigate the dangerous waters of 1950s Washington, DC, alongside his young wife Margaret, a zoologist with ambitions of her own. Amid the swirl of glamorous and powerful political leaders and deal makers, a mysterious fatal car accident thrusts Charlie and Margaret into an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies and a plot that could change the course of history. When Charlie discovers a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of governance, he has to fight not only for his principles and his newfound political career...but for his life. “Spymaster” by Brad Thor Across Europe, a secret organization has begun attacking diplomats. Back in the United States, a foreign ally demands the identity of a highly placed covert asset. In the balance hang the ingredients for all-out war. With his mentor out of the game, counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath must take on the role he has spent his career avoiding. But, as with everything else he does, he intends to rewrite the rules — all of them. “An Engagement in Seattle” by Debbie Macomber Two novels in one. A Convenient Beginning Aleksandr Berinksi is a Russian biochemist in the United States on a visa, which is about to expire. Marriage will allow him to stay, a marriage to Julia Conrad. If Julia’s going to save her Seattlebased company, she needs him as much as he needs her. There’s a groom wanted in Julia’s life, and not just any groom. An Unusual Beginning A billboard on the side of a Seattle road is common enough, but one advertising for a bride? It’s Chase Goodwin’s solution to the problem of finding a wife quickly, a wife to bring home to Alaska. Lesley Campbell has her own reasons for responding and in no time she’s the Bride Wanted in Chase’s life. “Curious Minds” by Janet Evanovich Emerson Knight is introverted, eccentric, and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he’s also brilliant, rich and handsome, or he’d probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with mega-bank Blane-Grunwald.

At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight. What starts off as an inquiry about missing bank funds in the Knight account leads to inquiries about a missing man, missing gold and a life-and-death race across the country. Through the streets of Washington, D.C., and down into the underground vault of the Federal Reserve in New York City, an evil plan is exposed. A plan so sinister that only a megalomaniac could think it up, and only the unlikely duo of the irrepressibly charming Emerson Knight and the tenacious Riley Moon can stop it. “Most Dangerous” by Steve Sheinkin On June 13, 1971, the front page of the New York Times announced the existence of a 7,000-page collection of documents containing a secret history of the Vietnam War. Known as The Pentagon Papers, these files had been commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. Chronicling every action the government had taken in the Vietnam War, they revealed a pattern of deception spanning over twenty years and four presidencies, and forever changed the relationship between American citizens and the politicians claiming to represent their interests. The investigation that resulted, as well as the attempted government cover-ups and vilification of the whistleblower, has timely relevance to Edward Snowden’s more recent conspiracy leaks. A provocative and political book that interrogates the meanings of patriotism, freedom, and integrity. “Water Bound” by Christine Feehan The last thing Lev Prakenskii remembers is being lost in the swirling currents of the ocean. Just as quickly, he is saved, pulled ashore by a beautiful stranger. Lev has no memory of who he was or why he seems to possess the violent instincts of a trained killer. All he knows is that he fears for his life, and the life of his unexpected savior. Rikki has always felt an affinity for the ocean and the relentless flow of the tides. Now, she can’t deny the seductive pull of the enigmatic man she rescued. Soon they will be bound by something even stronger: the tantalizing secrets that threaten to engulf them both in a whirlpool of dizzying passion and inescapable danger.


Times Traveler Tours 6-Day Pre-St.Patrick’s Day Short Break Tour to...

IRELAND March 11-16 Cliffs of Moher, Dingle Pen., Blarney Castle & more! Featuring the perfectly located Killarney Towers Hotel

The ideal introduction to the Emerald Isle! Kiss the Blarney Stone, drive the scenic Dingle Peninsula & visit the majestic Cliffs of Moher - without high-season crowds! Enjoy traditional Irish dinners & an evening of lively entertainment in Killarney.

Fly from Stewart Airport in Newburgh, NY via Norwegian Airlines! Avoid the big New York Airports - only 90 mins from home! Day 01 - Motorcoach from WB & SCR to Newburgh, NY - Depart to Shannon, Ireland Day 02 - Morning arrival in Shannon. Deluxe motorcoach drive along the scenic County Coast & a visit to the Cliffs of Moher on our way to Killarney Day 03 - Morning excursion to Dingle Peninsula and Foley’s Pub for a pint. Day 04 - Short ride to Blarney Castle to visit the famous “Stone of Eloquence”. View goods from Blarney Woolen Mills. Dinner in Killarney featuring Irish fare Day 05 - Day at leisure for activities or touring. Farewell dinner in a local restaurant Day 06 - Transfer to Shannon Airport for flight to Newburgh. Motorcoach to WB & SCR Operated by


1499 per person

More details at: 435 Green Ridge Street Scranton, Pa. 18509


Includes Airfare! Deposit of $350 pp to confirm

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Food Pantry donatio n Helping you to live your life An innovative program to help seniors live independently LIFE Geisinger is a unique and innovative program for older adults designed to give them the support they need to live independently. If you are an eligible older adult, the LIFE Geisinger Program can help you stay in your home while you take advantage of our comprehensive daily living and health services.

We are here to care for you. Scranton: 570-558-6160 Wilkes-Barre: 570-808-8896 Kulpmont: 570-373-2100 For the hearing-impaired, call 570-271-8084.

The Riverside Elementary West School student council organization sponsored a food drive to benefit local food pantries.


RESTAURANT & CATERING • BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER • Italian Specialties • Seafood • Steaks • Chicken • Veal • Homemade Pastas


Italian Delivery Every Tuesday & Saturday 4 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

The Area’s Newest Banquet Facility! Voted the Area’s Best Caterer! 802 South Main Street • Taylor (570) 562-6339 Sun. 7 am - 9 pm • Mon. 7 am - 3 pm Tues., Weds. & Thurs. 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. • Fri. & Sat. 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. • Private Entrance • Ample Parking • Handicap Accessible


Student council members, from left: Evangeline Gowden, Giavona Antoniacci, Valentina Gilchrist and Brogan Perfilio.

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MONDAY through FRIDAY BREAKFAST SLAMMER! 2 Pancakes, Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Home Fries & Toast





Christopher Giglio on Piano 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Lucca Lobster Only $1695


“Feast of the Fishes” Baccala, Calamari Grandma Mary’s Tuna Sauce Lobster, Shrimp, Clams & More!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 Tina & The Rhythm Aces Performing Golden Oldies & Christmas Favorites Dinner 6 p.m. Dancing 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. For ticket information call 570-499-4904

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Old FOr ge hO lds r e ward day

The Old Forge High School students participated in Reward Day and pre-Thanksgiving activities. EJ the DJ provided the music.

Community Calendar Email your organization’s events to 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.

Christmas Cookies: Saint Nicholas of Myra

Byzantine Catholic Church, 320 Vine St. in Old Forge, will hold its annual Christmas cookie sale on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All cookies are homemade including anise wedding, thumbprint, pepper cookies, chocolate chip, peanut butter kisses, nut rugalach, linzer, Welsh cookies and more. Fill a box with the cookies you like for $9 per pound. Orders can be placed by calling 570-4579292 or 570-457-8275. Orders will be accepted until Saturday, Dec. 8.

seeking Volunteers: Serving Seniors Operation Friendship is looking for volunteers of all ages individuals and groups to make holiday cards for residents of nursing and personal care homes in Lackawanna County. Volunteers can hand deliver the cards to the facility. Email, call 570-344-3931 ext. 4, for a listing of facilities and residents. tax ColleCtor Days: Tax collector days in Taylor will be Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. seeking legion members: The Taylor American Legion is searching for new members. Without a regular infusion of young veterans, many of our 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


NOTICE is hereby given that a Grant of Letter of Administration of the Estate of Robert C. Riddle, late of the Borough of Taylor, County of Lackawanna, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, who died on April 16, 2016. All persons who are indebted to the Estate are required to make payment, and all those persons having claims against the Estate are to present them without delay to the Administrator, Richard Milazzo Jr., and his Attorney, George E. Seig, Esquire, 3317 Birney Avenue, Moosic, Pennsylvania 18507.

or email The Commander is Jacqueline Colburn, and the regular Legion meetings are on the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m.

Polish language Classes: Polish language classes are held at the Taylor Community Library on Thursdays at 4-5:30 p.m. Call 570-562-2007 for more information. Clothing DroPbox: Moosic Alliance Church, 608 Rocky Glen Road, in cooperation with St. Paul Textile, is sponsoring a clothing drop-off shed as a fundraiser to send youth to camp. The youth at Moosic Alliance Church will receive $40 for every 1,000 pounds of clothing donated. banner Program: The Old Forge heroes banner program is under way and will run through Feb. 14, 2019. Applications are available at the Old Forge borough building during normal hours of operation. There will be one open application period this year; banners should be in place by Memorial Day, 2019. aiD for Veterans: Temporary emergency funding to support either Pennsylvania veterans or nonprofit groups that serve veterans, is available through the Lackawanna County Veterans Affairs Office. An application needs to be filled out and submitted along with support documentation. Office staff are able to provide assistance in completing the application. They review the paperwork and generally provide an answer in two or three business days. The average grants are about $1,000, depending on need. The staff may also be able to suggest other forms of assistance and benefits that may be available. For more information, call 570-963-6778.

WHO DOES IT? A Directory of Services Call 348-9185 ext. 3027 to AdvertiseYour Business Moving & Storage

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Edward W. Rabel “Keeping Scranton On The Move For Over A Century.”


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Old Forge Pharmacy “Your Community Pharmacy”

We Fill and Manage Your Pill Boxes


We have PA Lottery & Old Forge Garbage Stickers

* FREE DELIVERY * ALL Insurance plans accepted * ALL state and federal plans accepted Welcome Carolyn Rupp, * We Sell Old Forge Garbage Stickers formerly of Olexy Pharmacy, to the Old Forge * We Accept HSA/FSA cards Pharmacy Staff! * Easy RX transfer - WE DO IT FOR YOU!! * Full Over-the-Counter Product Selection at Great Prices

FREE DELIVERY! (570) 457-3200

All Insurance Plans Accepted Including All State and Federal Plans Now Offering Flu Shots, and Vaccines

Thank you for voting us BEST PHARMACY/DRUG STORE!

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday 9:00AM - 6:00PM Saturday 9:00AM - 1:00PM • Sunday CLOSED

Lori Montella-Slocum, PharmD - Pharmacist/Owner

Located at:

821 S. Main St., Old Forge, PA 18518 12 THE TRIBORO BANNER

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