Christmas in July: A “Christmas in July” mixer will be held Friday, July 25 from 6-9 p.m. at Arcaro & Genell’s Restaurant, Old Forge. The event will raise funds for the inaugural “Snow Forge” Christmastime event to be held in December 2014.
Tickets for the “Christmas in July” event include cash prize raffles throughout the evening, light fare, beer, wine and soft drinks. Cash bar will be available. Gift certificates from local merchants will also be raffled.
For seven Old Forge players, it seems like old times as they endure summer football practices at their home grounds.
But this time, it is this group of Old Forge Class of 2014 graduates who are getting ready to play in the Scranton Lions Club Dream Game, which will be held at John Henzes/Veterans Memorial Stadium in Peckville at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30.
“It’s an honor to play in the Dream Game, everybody knows it is,” former Blue Devils running back Brandon Yescavage said.
TAYLOR POLICE: No report was available at press time.
OLD FORGE POLICE: Officers responded to more than 15 calls between July 13-19.
On July 13, officers were dispatched to investigate an activated burglar alarm in a home in the 200 block of Susquehanna Avenue. Officers were sent to assist Taylor police with a call on South Keyser Avenue. A report of a possible break in sent officers to a home in the 100 block of West Grace Street. Officers were dispatched to investigate a reported noise complaint in the 200 block of Amity Avenue.
Mark Kwiatkowski, a 28 year-old Moosic resident has gone for the gold, and won.
His journey began in 2005, when he began playing golf.
“He learned of a golf league through a bowling league at the ARC,” explained Mark’s mom, Pat. “He had to practice at it and now he does his own thing. It doesn’t matter what anyone tells him, he does it his way and it works well.”
His style and instincts shined when Mark joined fellow Special Olympic athletes from across the Commonwealth at the annual competition in State College in June, 2013, earning a gold medal for his golf skills and securing a place in the national games.