A Little Romance

Romance is Keith Thomas’ job. “People have always found AV to be a very romantic restaurant,” said Thomas, who is “front of the house” manager and wine steward at AV, 4134 Birney Ave. in Moosic. “It’s candle-lit and adorned with fresh, seasonal flowers. It has a cozy, intimate atmosphere. The opposite of what you find at most chain restaurants. First dates and anniversaries feel very special here. When you combine the unique atmosphere with excellent food, good wine, well-made cocktails and great service, the overall experience is very rewarding.” (read more)

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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. Jr. Football Registrati

Headed to St. Joe’s

Riverside High School student Will Davies has committed to continue his track career at St. Joseph’s University. From left, front row: mother Wendy, Davies, brother Rhys and father Bill. Second row: athletic director Dan Digwood, superintendent Paul Brenn

Headed to Kings

Riverside High School’s Mikkell Green has committed to continue his football career at King’s College. From left, front row: mother Yasminda Cabell, Green, coach John Fox. Back row: athletic director Dan Digwood, superintendent Paul Brennan, vice principa

Chemistry Award

The American Chemical Society (ACS) sponsors a competitive high school chemistry examination to recognize and reward outstanding high school chemistry students in our area of Northeastern and North-central Pennsylvania. The winning students and their chem

Olympic Competitors

Several Old Forge students participated in the Special Olympics held recently at North Pocono School District. From left: Craig Marsico, Alex Estevez, John Saucek, Adam Gearhart, Miranda Marshall, McKayla Seafoss, Jeremy Tobin, teacher Nicole Warnek, Sama

Devil Pride Students

Old Forge School District recently named its April Devil Pride elementary school students. The students were chosen based on their outstanding demonstrations of Devil Pride (Prepared, Respectful, Independent, Dependable and Example to others). Sitting: Ma

Historical Society Donation

Peoples Security Bank and Trust Co. made a contribution of $1,000 in support of the Old Forge Historical Society to help the group continue its work toward finding a permanent home to ensure the future of the society. The historical society recently exhib

Fishing Derby Winners

Above: Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley and members of the Parks and Recreation staff present trophies to the winners in the 9–12 age category at the 24th annual fishing derby held recently at McDade Park. More than 80 children participa

New Offices

Eye Care Specialists has moved its office from Wyoming Ave. in Wyoming to 170 Lincoln Ave. in West Pittston. The same staff will work in a more modern office with more parking, officials said. From left, first row: Cheryl Summa, Luann Degnan, Mary Blase,

Recipes from Helen's Kitchen; May 13, 2016

Country-Style Minestrone Soup with Parmesan Croutons 8 ounces dried navy beans, soaked in cold water overnight 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 2 quarts water 1 (3-ounce) ham slice 1/2 cup olive oil 1 Spanish onion, chopped 2 celery ribs, chopped 2 cloves garlic, mi

Snapshots

Kacey Orlowski homered, tripled and tossed seven solid innings to lead Riverside over Old Forge, 5-3, in a Lackawanna League Division III game Sunday. PHOTOS BOB KOLVECK

It’s in the Blood

Bloodlines can mean a lot in sports. Old Forge softball coach Pat Revello knew he saw some familiar faces when he saw catcher-turned-third baseman-turned-shortstop Kierstyn Breig. “She’s a clone of her two cousins, Diana Morris and Chrissy Belko,” Revello

Business Is Growing

Bloomin’ Idiots may have won in the category of Best Flower Shop in this year’s Readers’ Choice voting, but there’s a lot more going on there besides fresh flowers. Bloomin’ Idiots Floral and Garden Center is a year-round garden center and florist located

A Little Romance

Romance is Keith Thomas’ job. “People have always found AV to be a very romantic restaurant,” said Thomas, who is “front of the house” manager and wine steward at AV, 4134 Birney Ave. in Moosic. “It’s candle-lit and adorned with fresh, seasonal flowers. I

Around Town

‘Doctor Cook’s Garden’ Actors Circle presents Doctor Cook’s Garden at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road in Scranton Thursdays through Sundays, May 26-29 and June 2-5. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets ar

Fire Department Donation

When the Greenwood Fire Department identified a need for new, sophisticated, multi-gas-metering equipment, Moosic fire chief Chuck Molinaro reached out to two of the community’s largest manufacturing facilities for help. Preferred Meal Systems and Mia Pro

Readers' Choice Winners

Best BarJulia’s Old Forge Hotel Best Bar FoodThe Chicken Coop Best BartenderButch Mazaleski at Salerno’s Cafe Best Beer MenuAuRants Best BreakfastLuccas Restaurant Best BurgerBig Earl’s Best BrunchLuccas Restaurant Best LunchAugustine’s Club 17 Best Cakes

Area Church Services

Send additions or corrections about your church (in Old Forge, Taylor, Moosic, Avoca, Dupont and Duryea) to triborobanner@timesshamrock.com. Church of God, 101 Center St. in Taylor. Worship Sundays 10 a.m., Sunday School 11 a.m. Doug Hoeffner is pastor. 5

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. Fire Dept. Dinner: Tayl

Learning about Autism

The Parents Loving Children Through Autism (PLCTA) Foundation held a school-wide presentation for autism awareness at Riverside Elementary West School. April is National Autism Awareness Month. Pictured are the fourth-grade classes with Kathleen Walsh, pr

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