Old Man Winter shows no sign of loosening its grip on us, which means never-ending rounds of shoveling, scraping and pipe de-freezing.
In addition to everything else you have to do, why bother cooking when you can bring home some tasty meals and contribute to worthy causes at the same time? Here are some of the places where you can get fed, now and in the weeks to come.
• They do this all year, but don’t forget that the the good folks at All Saints Orthodox Church, 211 Willow Ave. in Olyphant, sell frozen pierogies Fridays 9:30-11:30 a.m. and Sundays 10:30-11:30 a.m. The price is $6.50 per dozen. Call 570-383-0785 or 570-489-5591 for more information.
Hose Co. Breakfast
Throop Hose Co. No. 1, 512 Center St. in Throop, will hold its annual all-you-can-eat egg, pancake and sausage breakfast Sunday, March 1, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $7; kids 10 and younger are $3. Tickets may be purchased from any member or by calling 570-489-9782 or 570-383-1019.
American Legion Post No. 665, 901 Main St. in Dickson City, will hold its board meeting Sunday. March 1, at 1 p.m. The post meeting will follow at 2:30 p.m. All officers and members are urged to attend.
Musical Performance: Marywood University’s Music, Theatre and Dance Department will present Marywood faculty pianist Rick Hoffenberg and violinist John Michael Vaida, performing a recital of works by Stravinsky, Falla, Mendelssohn, Dvorák, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, and Wieniawski Friday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. in the Marian Chapel of the Swartz Center on the Marywood University campus. Admission is free.
• Rebecca Keegan, a early childhood education major and resident of Jessup, was among more than 690 students from Saint Francis University who were named to the fall 2014 dean’s list.
• Taylor Kaiser of Scott Township, a fourth-year student in the graphic design program in Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, made the dean’s list for fall 2014 semester.
The Friends of Cougar Baseball Booster club, in association with the Valley View High School baseball team, will hold its fourth annual baseball clinic Sunday, March 1, for children from kindergarten through grade six, in the Valley View High School gymnasium.
Note: the deadline to register for the Valley View Baseball clinic has been extended to Saturday, Feb. 28.
Kids in kindergarten through third grade will receive instruction 1-3 p.m.; fourth through sixth grade will be taught 4-6 p.m. Cost is $20. Drinks will be provided, along with a “Friends of Cougar Baseball T-shirt.” All participants are required to bring a glove.
On Dec. 7, 1914, a charter was granted to a group of citizens in Olyphant to operate a fire company. In celebration, a dinner was held at the Regal Room in Olyphant.
The principal speaker was Pat DeSarno, superintendent of fire for the Scranton Fire Dept. The company history was presented by Joe Klaptach, Lackawanna County Fire Dept. historian. There were also remarks by Olyphant Mayor (and Treasurer of Eureka Hose Co.) John J. Sedlak Jr. and a benediction by Very Rev. Vladimir Fetcho, pastor of St. Nicholas Church in Olyphant (and chaplain of the fire house).
Shopa-Davey Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6082, 123 Electric St. in Peckville, recently sponsored a homemade pork and sauerkraut dinner as a fundraiser. Post shirts (pictured) are available for purchase. Call 570-383-0501 for information.
From left: Carl Goldyn, commander Pete Puhalla, Pete Parchinski, Jim Limoncelli, district commander Charles J. Owens and George Banson.