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An Artistic milestone

New exhibit to celebrate five years of artistry By Christopher Cornell

ity of life, but also through their creative works, give definition to the character ADVAntAGe eDitor of the town and its people, expressed through the power of art.” The Chamber Gallery in Carbondale Jones said another goal of the gallery has been the setting for many artistic is to represent the varous techniques, disexperiments over the past five years. ciplines and styles — oil painting, acrylic, Next weekend, the gallery will open a pastel, scratch-art, pencil, altered paper new exhibit that celebrates this diversity. process, splatter art, charcoal, realism, Titled “The Fifth Year Anniversary of The expressionism, impressionism, abstract, Chamber Gallery Exhibition,” the show will display numerous works of art in var- traditional photography, iphonography and conceptual photography — have all ied media by many of the artists whose been represented. works have graced the gallery. “I hope to continue to build upon what The opening reception will be held we have started here,” Jones said. “Artists Saturday, Dec. 8, 7-9 p.m. with entertaincontinue to become a part of this as I am ment by song stylist Sandra Anderson. now scheduling our 2019 season with Refreshments will be served and the many more accomplished and exciting event is free and open to the public. The artists with a variety of styles and techartworks will be for sale unless otherwise niques including ‘Outsider Art.’ There is noted. much more to be offered.” One of the Gallery’s goals is to feature Among the artists represented are: and give focus to artists who live in CarJudith Marsh, Nancy K. Free, Karen bondale and the Upper Valley, according Duncan, Marina Whittington, Shawn to Ruthanne Jones, director. Connoly, Bridget Connoly, Mike Frank “We are blessed with an abundance of Burnside, Cathy Arvonio, Studio on Saour citizens who are creative artists and lem, Warren Cox, L.P. Howard, Tom Hill, are a part of the fabric of life, who work, Jeannie Dempsey, Sonia Munson, Ruthlive and love, right here in our beloved anne Jones, Stephanie Westgate, John Pioneer City and the surrounding towns Budash, JR Regelsky, Nanci Hendrickson, that make up the Lackawanna Valley,” she Kris Coolican, Linda Ilif, Kathy Fallon, said. “I feel it is important that their work Ellen Goosay, Beew Conklin,Virginia is in the spotlight in The Chamber GalSosik, Nancy Mills, Maise Gervalis, Maulery, for not only do they enrich the qual- reen Brennon, Rosemary Telemko, Kate Conaboy, Rosemary Ogazaly and Carol Moreau. The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 1. The Chamber Gallery is located in the historic Dime Bank Building, now TS_CNG/ADVANTAGE/PAGES [A01] | 11/29/18


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2020, dubbed Project Expand Young Minds. The trip is on Sunday, Dec. 16. The bus will Clifford Vacation Bible School’s Christmas depart at 7 a.m. from the Mid Valley School Cookie Walk will be held Saturday Dec. 15, 9 District. The bus will depart the city at 6 p.m. a.m. to noon at the Clifford United Method- The cost of the trip is $50 and all proceeds ist Church, Main Street in Clifford; $14 for a help fund international educational experilarge container; $7 for a small container. This ences for local teens. For more information, is also a Toys for Tots dropoff site. call 570-815-5980.

Some previous items about this event gave the wrong day for the Christmas bazaar, which will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9. Gift baskets, gift cards, toys for raffle, monetary gifts would be appreciated for this fundraiser to help the Abda family with ongoing medical expenses for baby Connor. Raffle items for the Christmas bazaar can be dropped off Thursdays through Saturdays, The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians 5-9 p.m. until the day of the event at Jon (LAOH) will feature its fifth annual “MePierres American Bistro, 590 Burke Bypass morial Trees of Lights” on St. Rose Parish in Olyphant; call 570-383-9552 for pickup or grounds in Carbondale for the Advent/ information. Christmas season. A light in memory of a deceased family member or friend can be obtained for a donation of $10. Along with the lighted trees, a list of the memorial names The Blakely Papa Bears Club will hold its will be on display in St. Rose Church. The annual Christmas party on Tuesday, Dec. tree lighting will take place on Wednesday, 4, at 7 p.m. at Shopa-Davey Veterans of Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m. To obtain a “memorial Foreign Wars Post No. 6082, 123 Electric St. in Peckville. Attendees are asked to bring light,” call 570-282-5783 or 570-282-2054. a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots campaign.

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Trinity Episcopal Church, 58 River St. in Carbondale will host its seventh annual Dickens Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 8. Social The Gina Tomassoni School of Dance hour is at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. will hold a holiday craft fair and bake sale Entertainment will be prpvided by Voices of on Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the Valley Choir, directed by Gina Pascolini. Sunday, Dec. 9, 1-4 p.m. at the studio, 280 Menu includes stuffed pork loin, fingerling Main St. in Eynon. Admission is $3; $1 for students and children; GTSD dancers will be potatoes, gravy, glazed carrots, rolls and admitted free. Interested vendors should call dessert. There will also be raffles, door prizes and entertainment. Donation: $20. Children 570-362-4091. under 12: Free. For tickets call 570-2823620.

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The Blakely-Peckville Lions Club will meet at the William Hopkins American Legion post No. 570 on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. New members are always welcome. Blakely-Peckville Lions Club wishes everyone a merry Christmas and a happy and safe new year. President Bill Tarby will preside.

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St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Mayfield will hold a takeout-only baked haddock dinner on Friday, Dec. 7, 4-6 p.m. St. John’s Center, 701 Hill St., Mayfield. Baked Haddock will be served with mashed potatoes, veggie, roll and butter and dessert. Tickets in advance can be purchased by calling 570-876-0730 or 570-876-3576. A limited number of tickets will be sold. No tickets will be sold at door. Dinners are $10 per person. Bring a new, unwrapped toy in support of Toys for Tots.

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The First United Presbyterian Church of Lackawanna Valley will hold its annual William Walker Hose Co., 803 Penn Ave. Christmas cookie sale at the chuch, 1557 in Mayfield, will hold a takeout-only pasta Main St. in Peckville. Cookies are $8 per The Mid Valley School District will hold and meatballs dinner on Saturday Dec. 8, 3-7 pound and are homemade. Deadline for ora New York City bus trip to raise funds for a ders is Sunday, Dec. 9. Pickup is from 10 a.m. p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available from members, the Mayfield Borough office or call group of students to attend an international to noon on Saturday, Dec. 15. To place an educational tour of Italy, France and Spain in order, call 570-254-9868 or 570-489-7866. 570-282-6059. Visit


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The 11th annual Christmas cookie sale, sponsored by Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church in Jermyn, will be held. All cookies must be ordered in advance by calling 570-876-4160 or 570-876-3565 or by dropping the order forms into the “cookie box” in the back of the church. Orders must be placed by Sunday, Dec. 9, and the cookies may be picked up on Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Parish Center on Madison Avenue from 10 a.m. to noon. Available in one-pound packages for $8 or two-pound packages for $15.

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Valley Community Library, 739 River St. in Peckville, reminds residents that there is still time to dispose of your old car, truck or camper that is taking up space in your garage or sitting in your backyard. You can donate it to the library to help raise money for the Cars for Books Fund. Your donation is tax deductible for the amount received when it is sold at auction. All proceeds go directly to the library. New car donations tax laws: a deduction can be claimed in the year a vehicle is donated. The taxpayer will be able to deduct only the amount of gross proceeds the organization got from the sale of donated vehicle. To arrange for your donation or for more information, call 570-489-1765.

This is an ongoing program started in 2004. The Ron Lupini “Cars for Books” fund was created in honor of Genevieve Lupini’s late husband, Ron Lupini, former Tax Collector of Jessup for 29 years and a regular contributor to the library. “Ron and I always discussed this kind of program as a fundraiser for the Library,” Lupini said. “My husband was always involved with antique cars and it seemed like a perfect fit.” Lupini, the fund’s chairwoman, has teamed up with Swade Auto Auction, to organize this fundraiser in support of the library’s building expenses. Vehicles donated will be sold at Swade Auto Auction and all proceeds will benefit the Valley Community Library building fund. To date, Cars for Books has brought in 17 cars from the surrounding communities.

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Ballet Theatre of Scranton and Marywood University will present the 43rd annual free performances of “The Nutcracker,” on Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 26, 27 and 28, at Marywood’s Sette LaVerghetta Theater at 2 and 7:30 p.m. each day. Free tickets are available to the general public two hours prior to the specific performance at the Marywood box office.

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The guest speaker was former Special Forces commander Garth Estadt. Shown behind Estadt are Paul Yakamavich and Vince Narcoonis.

The American Legion District 11 recently celebrated 100 years of service to the community with an anniversary dinner held at Fiorelli Catering in Peckville. Among the 250 attendees were the Legion members, members of the Sons of the American Legion (SAL), auxiliaries, Legion Riders and members and officers of the Raymond Henry Post No. 327 in Olyphant. U.S. Navy Capt. Jeff Sunday spoke at the event, as did Ronald F. Conley, past National Commander. The American Legion Raymond Henry Post 827, Olyphant held services to honor all veterans, presenting wreaths to honor the memory of the men and women of Olyphant who made the supreme sacrifice.




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Public Library, 5 N. Main St., will host an adult 211 Willow Ave. in Olyphant, sells frozen pierogies creative writing group, which will meet at 11 a.m. Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., and Sundays, 10:30-11:30 on Friday, Nov. 30. This group of authors and a.m. Price is $6.50 per dozen. Call 570-383-0785 or aspiring authors will explore creative writing. For ages 18 and older. Register in-person or call 570570-489-5591 for more information. 282-4281. ‘Boy MeetS girl’: Actors Circle presents “Boy toddler tiMe: Toddler Time at the Dickson City Meets Girl” through Sunday, Dec. 9, at Providence Civic Center will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road in Scranton. 10:30 a.m. to noon, featuring story time, craft, Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12; $10 for snack, songs, games and more. Recommended seniors and $8 for students. For more information for kids 18 months of age and older and their or for reservations, call 570-342-9707 or email tick- caregiver. Fee is $5 per class for Dickson City residents and $7 per class for nonresidents. Call 570-383-1813 for more information. lionS triP: The Eynon Archbald Lions Club aSl ClaSSeS: Eight sessions of American will host a fundraising bus trip to the Sands Casino Sign Language (ASL) classes will be taught at in Bethlehem on Sunday, Dec. 9. Cost is $35 per the Carbondale Public Library, 5 N. Main St., on person, which incudes a $20 rebate and a $5 food Mondays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $75 per person. voucher. The bus will depart the old Burlington in Eynon at 9:30 a.m. Call 570-876-3862 for reserva- If interested visit or call 570-585-1000. tions.

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a second addition of its adult craft series on the second Friday of the month (next meeting Dec. 14) at 2 p.m. Each month will present a different craft. A $5 donation for supplies will be requested. For more information, call 570-489-1765, or visit or

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 (next bingo night: Dec. 5 ). Doors open at 5 p.m., early bird games begin at 6 p.m. and regular games begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. The evening includes homemade foods such as chili, pierogies, soups and desserts, along with specialty games, refreshments, door prizes and a progressive jackpot starting at $1,225 with 57 pills (if not awarded, there will be a consolation prize of $500). Call 570876-1061 for more information. • A food pantry will be held on the last Wednesday of the month (next pantry: Nov. 28) from 11 a.m. to noon at the church. Call 570-8764896 for more information.

donating to the Olyphant Blue Ribbon Campaign for Connor Edward Abda, ribbons are available with any donation weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Olyphant Borough Building. Donated raffle items which can be dropped off at Jon Pierres American Bistro, 590 Burke Bypass in Olyphant, on Thursday through Saturday, 4:30-9 p.m. until the event on Dec. 9, 1-5 pm. For info or raffle item pick up call 570-383-9552.

CoMMunity lunCH: The free community lunch will be served at the Red Door Cafe at the Peckville United Methodist Church, 732 Main St., on the fourth Saturday of each month, (next meal is on Dec. 22, noon to 1 p.m.).

Senior HealtH Monitoring: In partnership with the Lackawanna County Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Area Agency on Aging, the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties is offering free remote health monitoring for Lackawanna County residents age 60 and older in Carbondale and Scott Township. Remote Older Adult Monitoring (ROAM) is CHurCH outreaCH: St. James-George Episcopal a voluntary, weekly program that monitors vital Church, 398 Washington Ave. in Jermyn, will hold signs such as blood pressure, pulse, blood oxygen and weight for area seniors at no cost between its free community meal on the last Saturday of the month (Dec. 22), 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The visits with their physician. Trained telehealth church also has a food pantry which is open on the technicians from area colleges and universities use last Wednesday of the month (Nov. 28), 11 a.m. to non-invasive, FDA-approved medical devices to obtain and track senior’s vital signs. The readings noon. are transmitted to a nurse from the Lackawanna food/ClotHing diStriBution: Rescue & County Area Agency on Aging who will contact the Restore Church, 125 Lackawanna Ave. in Olyphant, senior at the first sign of an alert. now offers food distribution on the first Monday of ROAM is offered for free on Mondays at each month (next distribution Dec. 3), 2-4 p.m. The the Scott Township Municipal Building (1038 church also has a clothing distribution on the first Montdale Road in Scott Township) from 1-2:30 Friday of each month (next distribution Dec. 7) 2-4 p.m.; and on Wednesdays at the Carbondale South p.m. The church is in need of clothing, especially High Rise (60 S. Main St.) from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 winter clothing. p.m. For more information, call 570-343-1267 ext. 239 or visit State iSSueS: A representative for state Rep. Kevin Haggerty’s office will be available at the freedoM figHter MonuMent: Donations are Throop Civic Center, 500 Sanderson St., on the first being accepted along with applications for memorial Wednesday of the month from 9-10 a.m. (Next bricks for the Olyphant Borough Freedom Fighter visit is Dec. 5). Memorial, a tribute to the modern day soldier. This 6-and-a-half-foot stainless steel soldier will stand CookBook CluB: The Valley Community near the center of town in honor of all military Library, 739 River St. in Peckville, has a cookbook who served from Desert Storm to present day. club, which meets on the first Wednesday of each Applications for bricks can be picked up at the month (next meeting Dec. 5) at 6 p.m. Registration borough building. Donations can be sent to the is required and may be done in person at the Olyphant Borough Freedom Fighter, 113 Willow library, where the current month’s cookbook is Ave. Olyphant, PA 18447. You can also follow available for viewing. For more information, call the progress on Facebook at “Olyphant Borough 570-489-1765 or visit the library’s Facebook page. Freedom Fighter.” Call 570-892-0378 for more Blue riBBon CaMPaign reMinder: For anyone information.

Sc hool newS Lakeland High School has named the students who made honor roll during the first quarter.

David McKenney, Brady Noone, Madison O’Donnell, Gino Ofcharsky, Grace Paull, Michael Pidgeon, Adelina Piraino, Jason Pollits, Robert Romanowski, Amanda High honors Rzucidlo, Lisa Schwartztrauber, Liberty Seventh grade: Ava Albino, Samantha Stefalo, Tristan Uram and Colby White. Black, Hayden Bucksbee, Jasmina 11th grade: John Anzelmi, Tanner Buranich, Joshua Campbell, Haley Begin, Nicholas Bertholf, Isabella Brown, Clinebell, Cullen Davey, Abigail Davis, Matthew Carroll, Alyssa Catanzaro, Ethan Depoti, Zoey Fawcett, Matthew Camryn Cerminaro, Thomas Chandler, Froncek, Andrew Gelderman, Rebecca Izabella Chmil, Noah Chup, Rhianna Cicio, Kelly, Myha Kilmer, Kayla Krisiak, Andrew Demming, Matthew Diehl, Aniesa Madelynn Kurilla, Sarah McLain, Natalie Dragwa, Kayla Drutherosky, Ashleigh Micknick, Kirsten Navich, Hayley Nolan, Earyes, Kaitlyn Ezerskis, Riley Fawcett, Jake Parchinski, Antonia Piraino, Julia Alison Fortuner, Holly Gibbs, Giana Possanza, Ravyn Reed, Patrick Renter, Good, Kayla Grzech, Olivia Hudak, Haley Grace Romanowski, Yassin Roshan, Hunsinger, Logan Karosus, Emily Keen, Madalyn Sheppard, Kathryn Shipshinski, Nathan Leo, Reilly Lick, Nathan Lowry, Alana Solimini and Tyler Uram. Matthew McGowan, Brandon McPhillips, Eighth grade: Micayla Arzie, Emma Christopher Mellon, Alyvia Mroczka, Bautista, Lily Carey, Joan Clauss-Walton, Madison Munley, Antonio Natale, William Cooper, Kendal Depoti, Christian Christopher Noldy, Jonathan Nowak, Diakatos, Joshua Doyle, Nina Ghirelli, Michael Nowak, Kayle O’Donnell, Alexis Taylor Grier, Madelyn James, Zachary Pliska, Isabella Proscia, Aidan Pullman, Janosky, Molly Kawash, Reese Kearney, Gabrielle Raymer, Veronica Reid, Anna Rachel Kelly, Natalie Kohut, Zackary Retzbach, Alexander Shields, Mackenzie Kovaleski, Nicholas Leo, Max Lick, Kyle Snyder, Abigail Stalter, Madelyn Taylor, Lidy, Ryan Lidy, Anna Liuzzo, Ashlyn Robert Thomas, Kathryn Totsky, Caleb Maas, Madison Miller, Averi Osborn, Tratthen, Sarah Uher and Nathan Vigil. Kaitlyn Passiment, Ava Piraino, Rosina 12th grade: Alyssa Albino, Riley Arthur, Piraino, Evan Pochas, Tommaso Proscia, Alec Bryla, Abigail Carey, Samantha Chell, Joseph Roback, Ethan Roberts, Thomas Kassidy Chuff, Ethan Cortes, Jessica Rohan, Christopher Russian, Nicole Cunningham, Alyssa Daniels, Cheyenne Scochin, Jon Seamans, Kevin Snyder, Dippre, Matthew Fischer, Shelby Fives, Marie Takach, Madison Talerico and Kayla Hadley Gilbert, Tyler Hewett, Jacob Walsh. Hodorovich, Abigayle Hunt, Gavin Joyce, Ninth grade: Kayla Duffy, Levi Fron, Natalie Kimble, Gavin Kopa, Kayla Logan Fuga, Olivia James, Madison Kozlowski, James Lewis, Nicholas Liuzzo, Kilmer, Alexa Kopa, Andrew Kozlowski, Shayne Mizok, Ashley Noone, Thomas Elizabeth McGrane, Nathan Micknick, Pidgeon, Tyler Prudente, Adam Retzbach, Isabella Natale, Angelica Nowak, KarlieMorgan Romanowski, Haylee Sacknievich, Grace O’Hara, Gabrielle Ponce, Mitchell Popovich, Kaitlin Pritchyk, Grace Stangline, Donato Telesco, Rhianna Turner, Thomas Vinansky, Megan ESTATE OF Terrence F. Gallagher, Jr., Williams and Katie Zabrowski. late of the City of Scranton, Pennsylvania 10th grade: Rachel Batista, Justin (died January 18, 2018). Notice is hereby given Battle, Zoe Best, Taylor Black, Nicolina that Letters Testamentary on the above Estate Broskoskie, Sydney Bryla, David have been granted to Francine Gallagher, of Campbell, Collin Clauss-Walton, Sarah Clarks Summit, PA. All persons indebted to Demchak, Daniel Dragwa, Kylah the said estate are required to make payment Erdmann, Breanna Frazier, Emily and those having claims to present the same Goerlitz, Emerson Grier, Brady Hebden, without delay to the Executrix named herein, or to Peter Kawash, Grace Kelley, Ian Knecht, Nicholas D. Tellie, Esquire, Tellie & Coleman, P.C., Joseph Krisovich, Nathaniel McAllister, 310 East Drinker Street, Dunmore, PA 18512. Timothy McGrane, Samantha McKarm,

Jessica Saxon, Taylor Schlasta, Emily Seamans, Ashley Stangline, Gianna Telesco, Katelyn Thomas, Evan Tremback and Sara Wanat. Honor Roll Seventh grade: Tyler Atticks, Sabrina Ball, Lyndon Bello, Lauren Black, Alysha Boshman, Drew Chervanka, Cameron Connor, James Cooper, Madalyn Demianovich, Anthony DiBlasi, Madison Dietz, Gerard Dolinsky, Jessie Gogas, Colin Joyce, Alexis Koch, Lilian Kurilla, Morgan Lutz, Patricia McAndrew, Maggie McGurrin, Madeline Miller, Dylan Patuk, Elizabeth Pittsman, Josh Ponce, Marshall Popovich, Emmalee Shaffer, SaMiyah Shaw, Adriana Smargiassi, Reyna Solano, Shelby Urda, Andrew Vigil, Reilly Wagner, Kiera Whitfield, Luke Witko and Madison Wright-Otto. Eighth grade: Christopher Bedford, Christian Black, Brooke Borgna, Jenna Bosak, Fatoumata Conde, Cole DeCandis, Nadia Demchak, Chase Flynn, Justin Gazella, Nadia Gill, Justin Hopkins, Matthew Hunsinger, Maya Knecht, Patrick Kutchmanich, Adam Lemanski, Brooklyn Mancuso, Elizabeth Newton, Gabrielle Novak, Jordan Pietralczyk, Tyler Sakosky, Ethan Shea, Benjamin Snipes, Dominico Spataro, Luke Talarico, Christian VonEsse and Olivia Warholic. Ninth grade: Scott Bevilacqua, Alicia Bower, Rosalie Budzinski, Jaron Bullick, Grace Fawcett, Camryn Flynn, Noah Griffin, Mallori Grzywacz, Riley McGowan, Cameron Moczulski, Nicholas Novak, Hannah Pezanowski, Madalyn Piwowarski, Michael Potter, James Renter, Sierra Rohan and Brianna Sears.

10th grade: Rachael Battle, Maegan Bednash, Quenten Bovee, Dante Brunori, Kylah Cavalier, Christopher Dippre, Selena Hoover, Jonathan Janosky, Michael Kuna, Allisyn Kurilla, Kaylee Lorenzetti, Hailey Matechak, Connor Nevins, Matthew Nichols, Anthony Novak, Casey Penzone, Samantha Reese, Noah Shaw, Tyler Smith, Blake Snyder, Lily Sokoloski, Giovanni Spataro, Charlotte Vilgos, Mackenzie Wagner, Jack Waller, Casey Williams and Mariah Wormuth. 11th grade Amanda Bales, Annaliese Black, Ariel Black, Aubree Budzinski, Adam Chesar, Mckenzie Connor, Ciera Dileo-Kearney, Hailey Dixon, Ashley Dooley, Molly Hunt, Ian Imbalzano, Joseph Jordan, Tristen Kalt, Bryan Lantzy, Patrick Lepre, Connor Martin, Mary Ponce, Zachary Reeves, Madison Rucker, Tori Sanko, Kaelyn Scalzo, Danielle Setta, Juliana Tancredi, Isaiah Washburn, Brandon Wentovich, Shayne Witko, Dagan Woodruff, Greyson Yurkanin and Christopher Zabrowski. 12th grade Ariana Acevedo, Kayleigh Becker, Bruce Bevilacqua, Gerard Borosky, Justin Burkhart, Samantha Caputo, Joseph Carroll, Gabriella Comes, Jakob Curnow, Elia Dell’Agnello, Zachary Diehl, Jon Flynn, Camryn Frazier, Elizabeth Heller, Kaitlyn Houman, Carissa Kishbaugh, Josh Kovaleski, Mikayla Marino, Paige McClain, Cierra McGarry, Sofia Muta, Liam Osburn, Lucas Osburn, Joseph Rosencrans, Lindsay Rupp, Lexi Sarnoski, Dakota Smith, Gary Snipes, Jakob Snipes, Danielle Snyder, Antonio Spataro, Christian Swatt, Henry Trapp and Matthew Urda.

ESTATE NOTICE ESTATE NOTICE ESTATE NOTICE ESTATE OF Thomas E. Mecca, Jr., late of Moosic Borough, Pennsylvania (died July 07, 2018). Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary on the above Estate have been granted to Marie T. Mecca, of Moosic, PA. All persons indebted to the said estate are required to make payment and those having claims to present the same without delay to the Executor named herein, or to Nicholas D. Tellie, Esquire, Tellie & Coleman, P.C., 310 East Drinker Street, Dunmore, PA 18512.

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