Summer is finally here. Here are some great recipes that are quick, and will keep your time indoors to a minimum. Enjoy.
Breakfast Streusel Coffee Cake
(This delicious breakfast treat is made in your food processor. Easy.)
1/2 cup dark raisins
1 package active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1/2 cup lukewarm milk
For Sal DeFrancesco, the Riverside High School Class of 2015 valedictorian, applying to the schools in the Ivy League when it came time for college applications was just something he wanted to give a whirl.
“It all started with standardized tests, like the SATs and the AP tests,” he said. “I always got good grades in high school and nothing was particularly difficult. I scored fairly high on the standardized tests and comparing my score to what these schools were looking for in terms of students they would accept, I realized I had a shot at being accepted.”
The Brian Koytek Memorial Blood Drive will be held on Friday, July 3, at the Greenwood Fire Department, 3727 Birney Avenue, Moosic. Register at redcross.org or by calling (800) 733-2767. Walk-ins are welcome.
Nativity of Our Lord Parish, 529 Stephenson St., Duryea, will host its annual parish picnic from Friday-Sunday, July 10-12. On Friday, July, 10, the picnic will be open from 6-11 p.m., featuring music by the Picture Perfect Band. On Saturday, July 11, the picnic will be open from 5-11:30 p.m., featuring entertainment by the Sperazza Band. On Sunday, July 12, the picnic will be open from 4-10 p.m., featuring music by Flaxy Morgan. The picnic will also feature an indoor flea market, basket raffles, variety stands, ethnic foods and a bake sale. Visit nativityduryea.org for more information. A pre-picnic flea market will be held on Thursday, July 9, beginning at 5 p.m.
Lackawanna County Commissioners Jim Wansacz, Patrick M. O’Malley and Edward G. Staback recently announced that the county’s Area Agency on Aging, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, will distribute Farmers Market Nutritional Program vouchers at 10 senior community centers this summer.
Under the program, each eligible senior can receive up to four $5 vouchers that can be redeemed at participating farmers markets and farm stands for fresh fruit and produce. Officials say that the program is a win-win for both consumers and farmers as it gives senior citizens access to locally-grown produce and directs shoppers to area farmers they generally may not see on a regular basis.
The Moosic Borough Department of Public Works will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Garbage and recycling collection will be on schedule; however, all grass and brush collections will be done on Thursday, July 2. Borough residents are asked to place their collections curbside by 6 a.m. that day.
Call 570-457-5480 for questions or more information.
Members of the Double “R” Twirlettes were recently guest performers at Six Flags Great Adventure.
From left, front row: Madison Chickey, Brook Hermonski, Jocelyn Bringhurst, Alyssa Beauvais, Kristen Griffiths, Dahlia Ciullo, Deztinlynn Moshier, Rachelle Watts, Madison Waltz and Natalie Nareski. Second row: Kali Mercatili, Jordan Gioupis, Alexandra Taffera, Sara Swavola, Autumn Major, Susan N