Comin’ to Town

If you haven’t had a chance to tell Santa Claus what you want for Christmas yet, you’ll have several opportunities in the next few days. Here’s a look at The Big Man’s itinerary: • Jessup Hose Co. No. 2 will again help Santa update his computer database and digitized maps with the correct residences of all the boys and girls in the borough to assure all good children are on this year’s delivery route by canvassing the streets of Jessup on his sleigh, provided by the fire company. As they have over the past 50 years, the fire company volunteers will once again distribute gifts made possible by the donations of borough residents. Santa Claus will arrive at Fire Station No. 25, 333 Hill St., at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, and proceed to tour the uptown area of the borough (south of Lane and Erie streets). On Saturday, Dec. 20, the tour will begin at 3 p.m., and Santa will complete his rounds by touring the downtown and Winton sections of the borough. Parents of sick or invalid children are urged to call 570-489-1141 or 570-383-6426 as soon as possible to arrange a home visit. (read more)

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Area Church Services

All Saints Orthodox, 211 Willow Ave., Olyphant. Great Vespers Saturdays 4 p.m., confessions one half hour before services (one hour before during Great Lent and Advent). Divine Liturgy, Sunday and Feast Days, 9:30 a.m. Great Vespers, evenings of Feast Day

Toy Drive

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Spanish Club

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Homecoming Court

The Valley View High School Homecoming court is, from left: seniors Francesa Agostinelli, John Martin, Emily Duffy, Brennen Carroll, Jordan Seprosky, queen Kelly Richter, king James Baker, court members Tyler Catapane, Brianna Mazzoni, Jonathan Mengoni, O

Graduations at Marywood’s R-Vets Program

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Food Drive

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Cross Country All-Stars

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School News

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Club Donation

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Bowlers of the Month

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Perfect Game

Paul Beaudoin Jr. rolled a perfect 300 game Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Idle Hour High School League. For the 17 year old Lakeland senior, it marked the second time during the 2014-15 season that he has reached perfection on the lanes. Paul also strung 12 s

Sports & Fitness

Golf Tournament Scott Greens Golf Club will hold its first captain-and-mate “Holiday Golf Challenge” Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 25-27, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. This is an all-ages best-ball nine-hole event, played at the new hitting center located

Tournament Winners

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Tournament Winners

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Around Town

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