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Pierogie Sale

OLD FORGE - St. Michael's Church, Church and Winter streets, Old Forge, will host a pierogie sale on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The cost is $6 per dozen. Orders are due by Friday, Feb. 8. Orders may be picked up from 2-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the church hall. Call 562-1434, 457-9280 or 457-2875 to place orders.

Sons of Italy

OLD FORGE - The Old Forge Sons of Italy meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, at Arcaro and Genell's Banquet Hall. The social and meeting will start conducting business and distribution of tickets for the annual pasta dinner. At 7 p.m. the meeting will be open to the public relating to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders management who will be present to seek ideas and input into making the stadium and team more open to the public.

Aid for Veterans

LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Temporary emergency funding to support either Pennsylvania veterans or non-profit groups that serve veterans is available through the Lackawanna County Veterans Affairs Office.

The Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation is another tool the county's veterans affairs office is able to offer to area veterans and their families in need of emergency assistance.

Lackawanna County Veterans Affairs Director Robert Tuffy explained that a simple application for aid needs to be filled-out and submitted along with a brief narrative and support documentation (files and other backup data) to his office.

Tuffy and his staff are able to provide assistance in completing the application. They review the paperwork and generally provide an answer in two or three business days. The average grants are about $1,000, depending on need.

By monitoring the application process, the County's Veterans Affairs staff may also be able to suggest other forms of assistance and benefits that may be available.

For more information call 963-6778.

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