Award Winner

Robert Thomas was a karate instructor who was approached by some people at his job some eight years ago about teaching women some self-defense techniques. He agreed, and, evidently, that has turned out to be a great choice. Thomas was honored as the self defense instructor of the year during the 19th annual World Karate Union Hall of Fame Award ceremony on June 21. “I was very surprised and very humbled,” Thomas said. “There are so many people from so many countries, and they pick only one person in the world to get this honor.” (read more)

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'Crazy' for her Role

Area music and entertainment producer Dick Plotkin didn’t have to go very far when casting his latest project. In fact, his net brought him a familiar voice and face, that of Old Forge resident Nicole Rasmus, who has worked with Plotkin before — having re

Police Report Highlights

MOOSIC POLICE: No reports were available at press time. OLD FORGE POLICE: Officers responded to more than 20 calls between July 6-12. On July 6, officers were dispatched to investigate a threat complaint in the 600 block of South Main Street. A theft comp

Community Calendar

Writing Workshops: Wilkes University will offer two one-week writing workshops for middle and high school students during the summer 2014 intersession. The Kids’ Writing Workshop is a half-day camp that cultivates the creative writing skills of students i

Award Winner

Robert Thomas was a karate instructor who was approached by some people at his job some eight years ago about teaching women some self-defense techniques. He agreed, and, evidently, that has turned out to be a great choice. Thomas was honored as the self

Police Report Highlights

OLD FORGE POLICE: No report was available at press time. TAYLOR POLICE: No report was available at press time. MOOSIC POLICE: Officers responded to more than 160 calls between June 22 and July 5.On June 22, officers were dispatched to investigate a domest

Program at the Park

It began years 17 ago, a program open to Old Forge children, beginning at 5 years of age. “Typically, the oldest is aged 14,” said borough manager MaryLynn Bartoletti. Funded via the borough, school district and businesses, the free program is staffed by

Community Calendar

Patch Reunion: A meeting for the patch reunion will be held on Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m., at St. George’s Hall, Keyser Avenue in Taylor. Bring your money at that time for the reunion if you have not paid. Anyone interested in attending this reunion and

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