Riverside’s Rising Star

When Riverside High School senior Tera Sheerin stepped onto the stage at New York City’s Pearl Studios this past January, she had one goal in mind — to be accepted to the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) as an acting major. “I was offered a place at LIPA on the same day,” said Sheerin, who will begin her studies this fall. “Mind you, I had not expected to receive an answer for any of these auditions until late March, let alone that weekend. Honestly, something just felt right. I took it as a sign and I accepted on the spot.” (read more)

  • Riverside’s Rising Star
  • Hometown Heroines
  • Snapshots
  • U of S Students Present at Conference
  • Riverside Helps VAC
  • Parade Performance
  • O’Malley Easter Party


Recent News

Police Report Highlights

MOOSIC POLICE Officers responded to more than 50 calls between March 14-22. On March 14, officers responded to a call regarding a suspicious person on Glenmaura National Boulevard. They also responded to a fight at the Cinemark Movie Theater on Glenmaura

‘Read Across America’

Administration and staff members at Riverside Elementary West recently celebrated Read Across America Day along with the student body. From left, front row: Diane Harbert, Karen Letteri, Heidi Kelley, Janice Penn, Kelly Morgan, Lenore Telesz, Shawn Murphy

GeoDome at Riverside

Riverside High School teachers Ed Flannery and Bill Pabset recently obtained a grant to host the GeoDome Space Lab at the high school. The GeoDome is a large tent-like structure equipped with a computer system, gaming equipment and projector that allows f

Singing Star

Andrew Gallagher, a senior at Riverside High School, recently participated in the district chorus competition. Gallagher received first place during auditions out of a field in excess of 250 students. The chorus is made up of more than 180 singers from mo

Community Calendar

Scholarship Event: The second annual Mary Iacovazzi Memorial Scholarship event will be held on Thursday, March 26, from 5-8 p.m. at the Taylor Deli and Café, 125 N. Main St. In Iacovazzi’s honor, the Taylor Deli and Café will donate proceeds from all chic

CTC Students Recognized

Lackawanna County commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, inside left, and former commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, inside right, gather with Career Technology Center (CTC) culinary arts students at the recent SkillsUSA awards program. Several members of the culin

Student Ambassadors

Riverside High School Students recently became “Lackawanna County Ambassadors” through the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority. They had the opportunity to tour county attractions and were given a “behind-the-scenes” look at Steamtown National Park, the

...And Membership Drive

The Purple Club of Scranton is hosting a membership drive. The club sponsors scholarship opportunities for local students at The University of Scranton. For more information or to join, call club president Patrick O’Malley at 570-341-7787. From left: Ashl

Purple Club Raffle...

The Purple Club recently met to pick raffle winners. Proceeds from the raffle help fund scholarships for local students. Call 570-341-7787 for more information. From left: Jeanne Trunzo, Edward Conrad, Ashley DeFlice, Edward Karpovich, Joseph DeAntona, Lo

Around Town

Signups Available The Riverside Junior Vikings are hosting early sign ups on Thursdays, March 26, April 2 and April 10, from 6-8 p.m., at the Taylor Community Center, 700 S. Main St. Early signups are $55 for the first child and $15 for additional childre

PSP Event Planned

Members of Lackawanna College Police Academy’s Class 218 have started planning the inaugural Lackawanna College Police Academy Protect and Defend 5K Run/Walk for the Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson and Trooper Alex Douglass funds. The event w

Autism 5K

The Parents Loving Children Through Autism (PLCTA) Foundation is planning its 12th annual 5k run and walk for Autism Awareness on Saturday, April 18, at Nay Aug Park in Scranton. For more information or to register, call 570-341-3388 or visit plcta.org. F

O’Malley Easter Party

The annual O’Malley Family Easter Party will be held on Sunday, March 29, at the Keyser Valley Community Center, 101 N. Keyser Ave., Scranton, from 1-3 p.m. Children from preschool through fifth grade are invited to attend. The event will feature pictures

Parade Performance

Members of the Double “R” Twirlettes recently performed in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Twirlettes marched more than 40 blocks up 5th Avenue and twirled for approximately 2 million spectators who lined the parade route, marching past St

Riverside Helps VAC

Riverside High School students, faculty and staff recently collected 600 deodorants, which were included in toiletry kits put together by the Voluntary Action Committee (VAC) of Scranton. The kits were distributed at local homeless shelters in honor of Dr

U of S Students Present at Conference

Four University of Scranton students recently presented their research at the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) annual conference in Philadelphia. Grace O’Neill of Avoca, Christa Musto of Forty Fort, Nicole McAndrew of Archbald and Alice Chen-Liaw


Scenes from the Lady Devils state championship game against Vincentian Academy this past weekend in Hershey. More photos at thetriborobanner.com PHOTOS BOB KOLVECK
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