Introduction to the Outdoors

Old man winter has finally loosened his grip on northeast Pennsylvania and now local families with school-aged children are starting to plan summer vacations. One group dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the outdoors is hoping that local families will suggest their inaugural camp to their teenagers. The Keystone College/Trout Unlimited Teens Conservation Camp is a collaborative effort between Keystone College in LaPlume and the Lackawanna Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited, which comprises all of Lackawanna, Susquehanna and Wayne counties, as well as half of Wyoming County. The camp will be held from Sunday, June 14, through Saturday, June 20 and is open to teens ages 14-17. (read more)

  • Introduction to the Outdoors
  • Bake Safety Fair This Weekend
  • Easter Parade
  • Around Town
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Eye Safety
  • Donation Presented


 

Recent News

Bouncing Back

With a week-long scholarship to a United States Tennis Association training camp last summer, Riverside junior Andrew Sheridan hoped to make great strides on the courts this spring in the Lackawanna League. But there is no answer for a tennis player havin

His Passion Lives On

By all accounts, Robert V. Semenza of Old Forge was dedicated not just to his family and his community, but also to a game that now bears his name as an annual tournament in his memory. “The Moosic/Old Forge Softball League was a huge passion of my dad’s,

Snapshots

The Old Forge-based Gloria Lodge of the Order of the Sons of Italy in America recently hosted a take-out pasta dinner at the Felittese Chapel grounds in Old Forge.

Sports News

Moosic Youth Baseball/Softball Parade A parade will be held on Saturday, April 25, at 9 a.m. to launch the season for Moosic youth baseball and softball organizations. The parade will step off at Birney Avenue and Main Street and proceed to Third Street.

Police Report Highlights

MOOSIC POLICE From April 11-19, officers responded to more than 50 calls. On April 11, officers responded to a report of disorderly conduct on the 700 block of Minooka Ave. On April 12, officers assisted the Old Forge Police at both the Chicken Coop and t

Community Calendar

Actor’s Circle: The Actor’s Circle will present “The Miracle Worker” by William Gibson at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton, through Sunday, April 26. Thursday, Friday and Saturday showtimes are 8 p.m. and Sunday showtimes are at 2

Lady Devils Honored

The Lackawanna County Commissioners recently honored the Old Forge Lady Devils basketball in recognition of its outstanding 2014-15 season. A proclamation was presented to the school and coach and certificates were given to each team member. The Lady Devi

Donation Presented

The “Riverside Runners” from the Riverside School District recently presented a check for more than $1,300 to the Children’s Advocacy Center. The runners raised money by soliciting donors to sponsor them in the Scranton Half Marathon. From left, front row

Eye Safety

The Lackawanna Blind Association recently visited Riverside Elementary West’s third grade to discuss eye safety. From left: Julianne Skurka, Jamary Luciano, Alyssa Pajalich and Anne Lawler from the Lackawanna Blind Association.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Moosic Lions Club recently sponsored an Easter egg hunt for area children. The club also purchased gifts and candy for participating youngsters. From left: Lackawanna County commissioner Patrick O’Malley, Lions Club members Bill Frederickson, Delores

Around Town

Roast Beef Dinner The Acacia Lodge No. 579, 617 Union Street, Taylor, will host a roast beef dinner on Saturday, April 25, from 4-7 p.m. Take-outs will be available from 3:30-4 p.m. Tickets are $12; $6 for children age 12 and younger. Call Stephen Dreater

Easter Parade

The Moosic Senior Citizens recently had an Easter parade during their weekly meeting. Donning their Easter bonnets are, from left: Henrietta Ameika, Lois Maziorowski, Betty Ann Chmiel, Joan Powell, Jean Harrington, Leona Polkosnik, Sandy Jumper and Margar

Bake Safety Fair This Weekend

Lackawanna County Commissioners Jim Wansacz, Patrick O’Malley and Edward Staback are sponsoring the third annual bike safety fair on Saturday, April 25, at PNC Field in Moosic, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the event, 300 helmets will be given away free-o

Introduction to the Outdoors

Old man winter has finally loosened his grip on northeast Pennsylvania and now local families with school-aged children are starting to plan summer vacations. One group dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the outdoors is hoping that local famil

Police Report Highlights

MOOSIC POLICE Officers responded to more than 50 calls between April 4-12. On April 4, officers were dispatched to an alarm on Kipling Drive and on the 4700 block of Birney Avenue. They also responded to a public nuisance on the 4100 block of Birney Avenu

Decorations for the Marley’s Mission Gala

Riverside High School students recently created a centerpiece for Marley’s Mission’s fifth annual Blue Ribbon Gala. From left, front row: Abbey Sweeney and Hannah Miller. Back row: Emily Bryk, Kayla Buckley and Ravyn Caputo.

Art in the Offices

Twenty-two students from Lisa Temples’ and Dennis Yanashot’s art classes at Riverside High School are exhibiting their artwork at Citizens Savings Bank’s Taylor branch as part of the bank’s fourth annual “Art in the Offices” program. PHOTOS STEPHANIE LONG

Easter Egg Hunt

The Moosic Lions Club recently held an Easter egg hunt at Kobesky Field in the borough’s Greenwood section.

A Good Catch

Last summer, Old Forge’s softballer Tori Tansley was celebrating being named to the Class A all-state second team as a catcher. Some nine months later, Tansley became a two-sport all-state performer as the senior was selected to the Pennsylvania Sportswri

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