When the Riverside cross country program showed up for the District 2 Class A championships at Elk Lake High School on Oct. 22, coach Deb Kapelan had high hopes for her boys and girls teams.
This time, Kapelan’s hopes turned into reality as the district meet proved to be an historic day for the program, with sophomore Atlee Houser being a pleasant surprise to join seniors Cassie Semyon and Randy Kincel as qualifiers for the Saturday’s state meet in Hershey. It marked the first time Riverside had three state qualifiers, and the Lady Vikes fourth-place team finish was the best in school history.
Pumpkin Roll Sale
TAYLOR — The Taylor Community Library is sponsoring its annual pumpkin roll sale. Orders are being taken through Tuesday, Nov. 11. Price is $15 per roll and they will be ready for the Thanksgiving holiday. Call 570-562-1234 for more information.
OLD FORGE — St. Michael’s Orthodox Church, Winter and Church streets, will conduct a pierogie sale on Tuesday, Nov. 7, with pick up from 2-5 p.m. Deadline for orders is Friday, Oct. 31, and can be ordered by calling 570-457-9280, or 570-457-2875 and leave a message. The price is $6 a dozen.
TAYLOR POLICE: Officers responded to more than 100 calls between Oct. 5-19.
On Oct. 5, officers were dispatched to investigate a domestic dispute in a home in the 400 block of South Keyser Avenue. Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of Oak Street. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). Officers also conducted a traffic stop in the 700 block of South Keyser Avenue. The driver was arrested for DUI.
Farmer’s Market: United Neighborhood Centers (UNC) of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Elm Street Revitalization Project hosts its fifth annual South Side Farmer’s Market every Saturday through October, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Scranton Iron Furnaces, 159 Cedar Ave.
According to organizers, the market has continuously grown since its inception in 2010 as part of UNC’s efforts to engage the South Scranton community.