For many writers, publication is the pot of gold at the end of years’ worth of work. For 17 sophomores at Old Forge High School, however, their foray into the literary world has come well before graduation. Students in Paula Marsico’s English class were i
Members of the Eagle McClure Hose Co., along with members of the Old Forge Police Department, recently replaced the rope and flag on the flagpole at St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Vick Pagnotti climbed the 24-foot vertical ladder to thread the rope through the
Old Forge and Riverside recently faced off in a baseball game. PHOTOS BOB KOLVECK
MOOSIC POLICE On May 16, officers responded to a report of monetary theft at the Moosic Mini Mart. They also responded to a mental health complaint at the Moosic Motor Inn. On May 17, officers participated in a death investigation on Agnes Street and resp
Members of the 2015 Old Forge High School Mock Trial Team were recently presented certificates by the Pennsylvania State Bar Association. Principal Christopher Thomas congratulated the team on its hard work and dedication. The students had studied both th
Bus Trip: The United Methodist Church of Pittston will host a bus trip to the American Music Theater in Lancaster to see the “Fall Doo Wop Cavalcade” on Saturday, Sept. 12, with dinner at the Shady Maple Smorgasboard. The cost is $105, which includes tran
The Riverside High School Envirothon Team recently participated in the state Envirothon competition at the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown campus. From left: Greg Davis, Joe Pacholec, Chancey Bradley, Kyra Pfeiffer, Kaleb Jones and Abigail Rushefski,
The Riverside High School Envirothon Team of Joe Pacholec, Chancey Bradley, Kyra Pfeiffer, Emma Byrne and Abigail Rushefski, led by teacher Greg Davis, recently won first place at the Keystone College Envirothon Competition. The team scored highest among
Riverside High School recently hosted “Riverside Alive!”, which gave community members the chance to see what happens in the school’s classrooms.
Kierstyn Breig was eager to get her softball season going at Old Forge. But the sophomore had to wait, as softball practice started a little later this year because the girls basketball team kept winning playoff games, reaching the state Class A final in
Riverside High School eighth-grader Kori Posdon recently won third place in the webpage design category at the Middle School State Computer Fair at Dickinson College in Carlisle. Posdon’s project was one of 18 projects from across the commonwealth.
Attorney William Byrne recently represented the Lackawanna Bar Association as he presented “Lawyers in the Classroom” to the fourth-grade classes at Riverside Elementary School West. Students had the opportunity to ask Byrne what the legal profession is l
The Greenwood Fire Department is holding its annual golf tournament at Pine Hills County Club in Taylor on Saturday, June 13, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. This is a captain-and-crew format tournament, including a round of golf, cart, buffet breakfast, c
First National Community Bank (FNCB) recently recognized 17 employees with 10 or more years of service during a luncheon at Glenmaura Country Club, Moosic. From left, front row: Colleen Sweeney, 10 years; Jennifer Grullon, 15 years; Theresa Verdon, 15 yea
Members of the Eagle McClure Hose Co. recently donated their time and heavy equipment to remove the trash and overgrown trees along the road to the St. Stanislaus Cemetery in the Austin Heights section of Old Forge. Altogether the fire company donated 12
The Moosic Senior Citizens recently held a luncheon in celebration of Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Memorial Day at Lucca Restaurant in Taylor. From left, front row: Jennifer Kivak, Henrietta Amieka, Betty Ann Chmiel, Joan Powell and Greta Pientha. Secon
OLD FORGE POLICE On May 9, officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of South Main Street to assist emergency medical services. They were also dispatched to the 200 block of Oak Street for a harassment call, to the 500 block of West Hospital Street in Ta
The sanctuary of the Moosic Alliance Community Church, 608 Rocky Glen Road, will be filled with the sounds of original gospel music by the Jacobs Brothers on Sunday, May 24, at 6 p.m. The group, which was formed in 1962, in East Berlin, Pennsylvania, is c
As a sophomore two years ago, Cameron Carpenter showed enough promise that he was called up to the varsity baseball team at Old Forge to learn what he could from a senior-laden team. The next year, Carpenter slumped late in the season and was often the pl
The Life Skills class at Riverside High School, under the guidance of teacher Kim Weidow, recently participated in the Special Olympics.