‘Shop Small’

Black Friday is one of the busiest retail sales days of the year — but most of the frenzy occurs at chain stores and malls. This year, residents are urged to “shop small” with local artists, designers, crafters and other vendors on Friday, Nov. 27 at Nearme Yoga, 700 Main St. in Moosic, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nearme Yoga founder, and coordinator of the NEPA Yoga Festival, Chelsea Manganaro said the idea came to her after connecting with artists and vendors earlier in the year. (read more)

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For the Good of the Team

Riverside’s Paul Coleman tries very hard to live up to the demands of his mottoes. “One of my mottoes is, ‘One’s team over one’s self.’ Wherever I’m needed on the field, that’s where I’ll play,” Coleman said. “It’s more about the team than myself.” Having


Old Forge scored on its first seven possessions en route to a 49-13 home win over Susquehanna last week. PHOTOS BOB KOLVECK

Community Calendar

Email your organization’s events to triborobanner@timesshamrock.com. Please have them in by noon on Friday to have them included in the following Thursday’s edition. Visit the thetriborobanner.com for the complete calendar listing, including additional ev

Village Visit

Fourth-grade students and their families from Riverside Elementary West visited Eckley Miners’ Village as an extension of their Pennsylvania history class. From left, kneeling: Vinnie Scotti, Leah Pfeiffer, Joey Fox, Kaila Yadouga and Jack Chomko. Back ro

Letters for Vets

The second-grade class at Old Forge Elementary recently wrote letters to local veterans in honor of Veterans’ Day. From left, seated: Ben West, Ryan Schlegel, Mia Peregrim, Cameron Parker, Will Wozniak, Ariana Davitt and Tyler Nylan. Standing: Torre DiMat

Cards for Veterans

The first-grade class at Old Forge Elementary made cards for local veterans in honor of Veterans’ Day. They were delivered to the Old Forge Veterans of Foreign Wars post and the Gino Merli Veteran’s Center. From left, seated: Elena Bialkowsky, Kathryn Cla

Author’s Day

Third-grade students from Riverside Elementary West attended Young Author’s Day at Keystone College. Several authors spoke to the students about the importance of reading and the process of creative writing at a young age. From left: Jayson Lambert, Lelan

Learning Fire Safety

The children of Itsy Bitsy Bookworms in Moosic learned about fire safety with some of the members of the Hughestown Fire Co. From left, front row: Connor Posluszny, Nina Ferri, Addison Ferri, Christian Englehardt, Lucas Flowers and Maxon Best. Second row:


The Old Forge Blue Devils clinched the Lackawanna Football Conference Division III title with a 49-13 home win over Susquehanna. PHOTOS BOB KOLVECK

‘Hero Award’ Winners

Joanne Digwood and Sharon Shandra, both certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and activity aides at Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Taylor, have been honored with a statewide award for “the positive impact they have on the lives of facility r

Parishioners Honored

St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Old Forge honored four parishioners for their outstanding service and dedication to the Church. The Gramata Award was presented by Bishop Mark (Maymon). From left: John and Irene Pritchyk, Al Pritchyk, Bishop Mark (Maymon)

Around Town

Yard Waste Collection In Taylor Borough, the Department of Public Works will extend the collection of brush, grass and leaves until Monday, Dec. 7. Place out for collection for Monday morning. ‘Seasoned Stew’ Actors Circle presents “Seasoned Stew,” Thursd

Combined Reunion

The Taylor-Moosic High School classes of 1962 through 1966 held a combined reunion recently at Colarusso’s La Palazzo in Moosic.

Providing Wellness

The Lackawanna County Commissioners provided a “Good Works” certificate to The Deutsch Institute in recognition of the agency’s work in providing recreation and wellness programs to individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities. The organization

20 Marathons

The Lackawanna County Commissioners gathered with runners who have competed in all 20 of the Steamtown Marathons after this year’s race. They were given a proclamation for their loyalty to the marathon and commitment to the hours of training that are nece

Operation Christmas Child

Moosic Alliance Church, 608 Rocky Glen Road, will serve as a collection site for Operation Christmas Child, the annual Samaritan’s Purse project designed to spread joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes with a “Wow!” item, like

‘Shop Small’

Black Friday is one of the busiest retail sales days of the year — but most of the frenzy occurs at chain stores and malls. This year, residents are urged to “shop small” with local artists, designers, crafters and other vendors on Friday, Nov. 27 at Near

Around Town

Toastmasters Club Penn State Worthington Scranton students have organized a chapter of Toastmasters International. John Kresge, a senior business major, is the founder. Earlier this year, Kresge realized he wanted additional opportunities to improve his p

‘Tomorrow’s Leaders Today’ Class Begins

Leadership Lackawanna, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce’s leadership development affiliate, has announced the latest class of the Tomorrow’s Leaders Today program. Tomorrow’s Leaders Today is a seven-month teen program designed to develop the lead

A Career of Caring

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a proclamation to Monsignor Joseph P. Kelly, inside left, in recognition of his retirement as Diocesan secretary of Catholic Human Services and executive director of Catholic Social Services. Monsignor Kelly h

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