The air is becoming crisp and the fall foliage is on display as the autumn season begins. Anne Shirley, the spunky main character from the book “Anne of Green Gables” by L. M. Montgomery, said it best: “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
Both in reality and through books, people are able to experience the beauty of this transitional time of year. What better place to live many lives and travel far away for adventures than in the comfort of your local library? Luckily, the Taylor Community Library is hosting its Fall Festival fundraiser, so you can both celebrate the beauty of the season and raise funds to support the library and all of the literary delights it contains.
Old Forge youth basketball will hold registration Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6:30-8 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 15, 6:30-8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 17, 5:30-7 p.m. at Miles Park Fieldhouse. Cost for one child is $50; two children, $65; and three or more, $75. Also each family will be asked to purchase three raffle tickets at $5 apiece. The league is open to all Old Forge girls in kindergarten though grade eight and Old Forge boys in kindergarten through grade seven.
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Fall Festival: The Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church, 174 N. Main St. in Old Forge, will hold its annual fall festival Saturday, Oct, 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring homemade clam chowder, potato soup, sausage and peppers, wimpies, hot dogs, baked goods, crafts and a white elephant table.
It has been a while since Old Forge football coach Mike Schuback had to prepare his Blue Devils for a game following a loss. Not since the middle of the 2013 season has Schuback had to dust off that speech, but the veteran coach knows what he has to tell the team this week.
“You start with the truth, and the truth of the matter is, you’ve played four very good opponents, and you’re going to play your fifth very good opponent,” Schuback said. “The football season is a marathon, not a sprint, and to come out of the gate at 3-1 for the first four games is … we thought we might be in this situation.”
The Old Forge Blue Devils lost a tough one last Friday to Lake-Lehman, 42-13.
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Members of the Greenwood Fire Department in Moosic gather to plan its annual chicken barbecue Saturday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the fire station, 3727 Birney Ave. in Moosic. Menu includes a half chicken with roasted potatoes, vegetables, baked beans, cole slaw, dinner roll and dessert, all homemade, for a $10 donation. Eat in or take out.
Proceeds will support the fire department. Ti
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Church of God, 101 Center St. in Taylor. Worship Sundays 10 a.m., Sunday School 11 a.m. Doug Hoeffner is pastor. 570-457-3114. Facebook.com/chogtaylor.
Volunteering at the Keystone Rescue Mission Saturday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m.