Pageant Dreams

On Aug. 14, 9-year-old Mia Scotti is set to compete at state-level in the National American Miss (NAM) pageant located at the Hilton Hotel in Harrisburg. The Taylor native and fourth grader at Riverside West Elementary certainly keeps active, being involved in cheerleading, dance, basketball, twirling, Girl Scouts and volunteer work at Griffin Pond and for Children’s Advocacy Walk/Run. In large part, she credits both her passion for helping others and the experiences she has had with Girl Scouts for her entering the NAM pageant. (read more)

  • Pageant Dreams
  • Around Town
  • Networking Lunches
  • Fundraiser a Success
  • Chamber Names Economic Development Specialist
  • Eagle McClure Hose Co. Gets New Parking Lot
  • Community Calendar


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Pageant Dreams

On Aug. 14, 9-year-old Mia Scotti is set to compete at state-level in the National American Miss (NAM) pageant located at the Hilton Hotel in Harrisburg. The Taylor native and fourth grader at Riverside West Elementary certainly keeps active, being involv

Recipes from Helen's Kitchen; July 24, 2015

Creamy Zucchini Soup 1 teaspoon oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 medium potatoes, peeled, thinly sliced 1 pound zucchini, thinly sliced 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/2teaspoon dried thyme 1/4

Fond Farewell

It didn’t take long for Deb Pepsin to figure out what she was going to miss about not being the athletic director at Old Forge this year. “The kids,” Pepsin said. It’s always the kids veteran coaches and administrators bring up when they determine it is t

Community Calendar

Golf Tournament: The fourth annual Vikings Helping Vikings golf tournament will be held on Saturday, Aug. 1, at Pine Hills Country Club, 140 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. and the tournament will begin at 8 a.m. The cost is $95

Eagle McClure Hose Co. Gets New Parking Lot

The Eagle McClure Hose Co., on Milwaukee Avenue in Old Forge, has completed a $170,000 parking lot project that included total removal of the blacktop, the poor sub soil and the blocked drainage pipes. The project was managed by Carl Orechovsky and Sal Lu

Around Town

Historical Society The Old Forge Historical Society will meet Thursday, July 30, at 7 p.m. in the basement meeting room of the Borough Building on South Main St. All borough residents are welcome. Call 570-702-4217 for meeting information. Blake to Host T

Chamber Names Economic Development Specialist

Bruce J. Reddock of Old Forge was recently hired as an economic development specialist at the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. Reddock will be responsible for responding to requests for business and site information from various entities, such as pri

Fundraiser a Success

Recently, a fundraiser called Ethan—A Ray of Hope was held at the Greenwood Hose Co. in Moosic to raise funds to help get Ethan Pajalich a wheelchair-accessible minivan. Jon Dressler, Jeremy Occhipinti and friends, Woody Wolfe and Champ (the RailRiders ma

Networking Lunches

Members and staff of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce recently met to finalize plans for a series of Women’s Networking Luncheons that will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 16; Wednesday, Nov. 18; and Wednesday, Jan. 20. Committee members are currently


Business name: Little Biggar Preschool and Daycare Owner: Linda Biggar Street address: 122 N. Main St., Taylor Main telephone number: 570-562-2793 Email address: Hours of Operation: Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Year founded: 1984

Recipes from Helen's Kitchen; July 17, 2015

Turkey Tortellini Soup 1 pound lean ground turkey 3 cups water 1 (28-ounce) can tomato puree 1 (10-1/2-ounce) can French onion soup, undiluted 1 (9-ounce) package frozen cut green beans 1 (9-ounce) package fresh cheese-filled tortellini 1 medium zucchini,

Community Calendar

Library Events: The Taylor Community Library, 710 South Main St., will host the following events • Notorious Villains: Monday, July 27, from 2-3 p.m. Children ages 6-12 will learn about superhero villains. • Art in the Park: Tuesday, July 28, from 10 a.m.

Living the Dream

For most people, the annual Dream Game has come to signify the beginning of the next high school football season. For Old Forge’s Bobby Rinaldi, it has come to mean more than just football. It also means friendship. “It means a ton to me personally becaus

International Twirlers

Lynnette’s Twirlerettes recently performed in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. More than 60 family members and friends accompanied the group on this, their sixth annual performance. Twirlers from the Triboro area are pictured; from left, front row: A

Around Town

Open House Moosic Head Start, 309 Spring Street, will host an open house on Monday, Aug. 3, from 2-6 p.m. The school is a four-star accredited facility that offers free morning or afternoon preschool services for children ages 3-5 residing in Moosic or Ol

Resident Begins Practice

Old Forge native Cassandra Tunis, D.O., recently joined Geisinger–Pittston, 57 N. Main St., and Geisinger–Pittston N. Main, 457 N. Main St., as a family medicine physician. Tunis is trained to care for patients of all ages with a focus on preventive care

‘Snoopy: The Musical’

The Phoenix Kids division of the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 411 Main St., Duryea, will host “Snoopy: The Musical” on Friday and Saturday, July 24-25, at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, July 26, at 2 p.m. The musical is part of the center’s summer intensive pro

Rebuilding Roadways

Moosic’s main streets are under construction, according to PennDOT officials. Main Street, Spring Street and Birney Avenue are seeing their share of construction equipment this summer as the roadways are about to receive necessary upgrades. “We are curren

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