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NEW LEADERS AT OLD FORGE

The Old Forge School District is heading into a new academic year with two new principals, both of whom boast deep ties to the community. Shelly Egan is the new principal at Old Forge Elementary School, while Chris Gatto is taking over the reins at Old Fo (read more)

Around Town

Benefit Tailgate Friends of Shannon McDonough, best known for its annual Polar Plunge Splashin’ with Compassion event in the winter, have added a summer event: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders game and tailgate party on Sunday, Aug. 27. Tickets for the 1: (read more)

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. ‘Our Town — Taylor’: DV (read more)

Area Church Services

Send additions or corrections about your church (in Old Forge, Taylor, Moosic, Avoca, Dupont and Duryea) totriborobanner@timesshamrock.com. Church of God, 101 Center St. in Taylor. Worship Sundays 10 a.m., Sunday School 11 a.m. Doug Hoeffner is pastor. 57 (read more)

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CHURCH BARBECUE

Prince of Peace Parish in Old Forge sponsored a chicken barbecue and basket raffle in the parking lot of Arcaro and Genell’s Restaurant. (read more)

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ESU GRAD STUDENT WORKS TO ERADICATE DESTRUCTIVE INSECT

The exotic-looking spotted lanternfly has the potential to do serious damage to Pennsylvania’s vineyards, fruit trees and timber industry, which is why the research that Avoca native Kelly Murman, an East Stroudsburg University (ESU) graduate student, is (read more)

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Snapshots

Aircraft of all kinds filled the skies over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton airport last weekend at the air show. PHOTOS BY BOB KOLVECK (read more)