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Book Smarts

A little friendly competition is spicing up the summer at Lackawanna County’s libraries. At Taylor Community Library, teams of children are spending their time away from school with their noses in books, preparing to compete in the Lackawanna County Libra (read more)

Around Town

Movie Night The Old Forge Elementary Pennies for Our Playground organization will hold a family movie night fundraiser Friday, July 29, on the hill next to the high school starting at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free. All proceeds from concession sales go towa (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. Vikings Junior Football (read more)

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‘Something for Shawn’

The Friends of Shawn Heckman will host a benefit Sunday, July 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Felittese Chapel grounds on Third Street in Old Forge. Shawn is suffering with a rare and progressive blood condition, and the proceeds from the benefit will help (read more)

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Blood Drive

On Tuesday, July 26, Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing, 500 W. Hospital St. in Taylor, will host a “replenishment” blood drive organized by the parents of 5-year-old Stella Buffton, who was born with a rare condition that required numerous transfusions (read more)

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Museum Summer Camp

Summer camp reservations are being accepted for kids 7-12 at the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum in McDade Park off Keyser Avenue in Scranton for Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 2-5, rain or shine, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. Youngsters will experienc (read more)

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Divine Mercy Parish recently held its annual vacation Bible school. This year’s theme was “Cave Quest: Following Jesus, the Light of the World.” (read more)

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