Moosic’s main streets are under construction, according to PennDOT officials.
Main Street, Spring Street and Birney Avenue are seeing their share of construction equipment this summer as the roadways are about to receive necessary upgrades.
“We are currently working on the replacement of the Main Street Bridge over Spring Brook Creek,” said Mike Taluto, PennDOT safety press officer. “The new structure is anticipated to be a single-span steel girder on the same alignment with framing and it will also include a raised sidewalk. It should be completed this fall.”
The Phoenix Kids division of the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 411 Main St., Duryea, will host “Snoopy: The Musical” on Friday and Saturday, July 24-25, at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, July 26, at 2 p.m. The musical is part of the center’s summer intensive program for children ages 9-13, who are given three weeks to stage an entire production. Tickets are $10; $5 for children age 5 and younger. Call 570-457-3589 for reservations or for more information.
Old Forge native Cassandra Tunis, D.O., recently joined Geisinger–Pittston, 57 N. Main St., and Geisinger–Pittston N. Main, 457 N. Main St., as a family medicine physician. Tunis is trained to care for patients of all ages with a focus on preventive care and wellness, routine physicals, chronic disease management and acute illnesses. Additionally, she holds a special interest in women’s health.
Tunis was valedictorian of the 2004 graduating class at Old Forge High School and earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Scranton in 2008.
Moosic Head Start, 309 Spring Street, will host an open house on Monday, Aug. 3, from 2-6 p.m. The school is a four-star accredited facility that offers free morning or afternoon preschool services for children ages 3-5 residing in Moosic or Old Forge to income-eligible families. Call 570-457-1231 or visit headstartslhda.org for more information.
The Old Forge Retired Citizens will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 2 p.m. at Arcaro and Genell’s, 443 S. Main St., Old Forge.
Lynnette’s Twirlerettes recently performed in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. More than 60 family members and friends accompanied the group on this, their sixth annual performance.
Twirlers from the Triboro area are pictured; from left, front row: Aubrey Moase, Shiloh Muta, Vanessa Van Deusen, Ally Bilski and Brooke Bilski. Middle row: Gabby Chiavacci, Samantha Thomas, Hailey Norton a
For most people, the annual Dream Game has come to signify the beginning of the next high school football season.
For Old Forge’s Bobby Rinaldi, it has come to mean more than just football. It also means friendship.
“It means a ton to me personally because my father played in this game a long time ago, and he met his best friend, Craig Preschutti, and Craig Preschutti is Jerry Preschutti’s son, and he (Jerry) runs the Dream Game, so this is very special to me,” Rinaldi said. “Not only did my father play, but he made a bond with someone that is irreplaceable.
Library Events: The Taylor Community Library, 710 South Main St., will host the following events
• Notorious Villains: Monday, July 27, from 2-3 p.m. Children ages 6-12 will learn about superhero villains.
• Art in the Park: Tuesday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Registration is required for all events by calling 570-562-1234.
Riverside Jr. Vikings Signups: The Riverside Jr. Vikings are holding signups, every Sunday in July at the Taylor Community Center, noon to 2 p.m. The cost of registration is $65 for the first child and $15 for each additional child.