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Churches love their multi-day summer picnics. But the parishioners at Avoca’s Queen of the Apostles Parish have been trying something a little different the past few years — a good, old-fashioned pig roast. The concept has proven to be a rousing success a (read more)

Around Town

Living History The Taylor Community Center, 700 S. Main Ave., will host a Civil War living history program, featuring an encampment of 56th Regiment of the Pennsylvania. Infantry, circa 1862-1865 on Saturday and Sunday, July 22-23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each (read more)

Community Calendar

Email your organization’s events to Please have them in by noon on Friday to have them included in the following Thursday’s edition. Visit the for the complete calendar listing. Calling all Felitto Dec (read more)

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The Duryea at Dusk committee raised $12,511 for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute at their first Duryea at Dusk 5K and Festival, held in early June at the Duryea Community Park. The event featured a 5K run, a one-mile fun walk and a festival includi (read more)

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Eric Dixon of Moosic mixes sauce for wings at the chicken wing stand. Nativity of Our Lord Parish at Holy Rosary Church of Duryea hosted its annual summer picnic recently at the parish’s picnic grounds. The three-day picnic included a large indoor flea ma (read more)

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The Moosic High School reunion committee met to discuss its all-class reunion to be held Sept. 9 from noon to 5 p.m. at St. George’s Center, 743 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor. Cost is $30. Reservations deadline is Aug. 26. The event is open to anyone who graduat (read more)

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The Lackawanna County Commissioners congratulated Lt. Col. Thomas and Ann Bracey, residents at the Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylor, with a certificate of recognition. A decorated military veteran, Bracey and his wife have been marrie (read more)