Eye Safety Lesson

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The boys and girls of Itsy Bitsy Bookworms Child Development Center in Moosic recently learned about keeping their eyes safe with Ann Lawler of the Lackawanna Blind Association. From left, first row: Samuel Dudzik, Hunter Jennings, Jayden Dudzik, Christia (read more)

Cleaning Up

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Students and parents from Shawn Murphy’s fourth-grade class at Riverside Elementary West School participated in the Great Riverside Cleanup on the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority’s river trail in Taylor. Participants pictured up front are: Julianne S (read more)

Movie Night

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Old Forge High School recently had its annual spring concert, “A Night at the Movies.” The students sang songs from the movies, including “Don’t You Forget About Me” and “Flashlight.” From left, front row: Samara Henning, Daniele Cragle, Alyssa Hillmer-Bl (read more)

Headed to Brown

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Kathryn Bound, daughter of Michele and Craig Bound, has been accepted to Brown University. Kathryn will graduate from Old Forge High School on Friday, June 24. (read more)


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At the recent graduation ceremonies at Riverside High School. PHOTOS BOB KOLVECK (read more)

Raffle for Autism

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Michael Slater, paraeducator with Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit 19, recently held a basket raffle for teachers and staff at Riverside East and West Elementary schools to raise money for the Parents Loving Children Through Autism Foundation (P (read more)

Building Bridges

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Old Forge School District gifted students Ava Aulisio (left) and Brooke Granko recently competed in NEIU No. 19’s Engineering Encounters bridge contest. The students designed a virtual bridge through the use of engineering design, planning and creation. T (read more)

One Family, Two Grads

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Diane Sniegowski of Old Forge had two reasons to celebrate recently: both her kids graduated from college. Her daughter Rachel graduated with a master’s degree in occupational therapy (with honors) from Salus University. Her son Jason graduated from Templ (read more)

Scholarship Recipient

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During its recent honors convocation ceremony, Lackawanna College awarded the UPS Scholarship to Taylor resident Cheila Gomes. The UPS Scholarship was established through the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and is funded annually by d (read more)

Division Champs

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The 2016 Riverside Lady Vikes varsity softball team won the Lackawanna League Division III championship with a 10-2 record. From left, front row: Julia Antoniacci, Danielle Powell, Hannah Miller, Kacey Orlowski, Candice Haas and Alexis Kishel. Second row: (read more)

Political Experience

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While the nation’s eyes are on a very active election season, Old Forge elementary and high school students spent the past several months talking politics of their own. For the first time, elementary school classes from the third through fifth grades held (read more)

Old Forge Girls Softball

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The 2016 Old Forge Girls Softball team. From left, kneeling: Kierstyn Breig, Kierston VanFleet, Gabby Verespey, Alicia Santarsiero, Kara White, Denise Evans and Nina Zimmerman. Standing: assistant coach Stacey Yander, Abrianna Killino, Gabby Polasky, Cori (read more)

Violin Serenade

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Old Forge kindergarten students were serenaded recently when violinist and composer Brendan Bordick-Lesavage performed. Besides playing for the children, Brendan also made sure to educate the students about the violin, its parts, and all of the sounds tha (read more)

Visit from the Sheriff

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Lackawannan County Sheriff Mark McAndrew visited Riverside Elementary West School as part of the Junior Deputy Sheriffs’ program. Pictured are members of the fourth-grade classes. From left: Leah Pfeiffer, Amelia Melnick, Abigail Buzza, Sheriff McAndrew, (read more)

Prom Royalty

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Old Forge High School held its annual prom recently. The Prom Court was, from left: queen Mattia Krappa, king Armando Sallavanti, prince Ben Grochowski and princess Cameron Read. (read more)

Medal-Winning Grads

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At Marywood University’s commencement ceremony, two local residents received special medals of recognition. Jessica Pavlikowski (left) of Old Forge was awarded the Thomas J. Keenan M.D. Medal for Excellence in the Physician Assistant Program. The daughter (read more)

Winning Game Show Team

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Team Riverside won this year’s “You Live Here, You Should Know This!” local history game show sponsored by N.E.I.U. 19 and the Lackawanna Historical Society. The four-person team, made up of district administrators and one faculty member, have bragging ri (read more)

Book Fair Winners

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The Old Forge PTA has announced the winners of its spring book fair. From left, front row: Stephanie Kucharski, Ariana Davitt, Tyler Nylan, Gus Xavier, Makenna Zielinski, Joey Cusumano, Jacob Bartinikowski and Amelia Finnegan. Back row: Nick Casella, Rach (read more)

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