Putting on the Dog ... or Cat

Halloween has gone to the dogs ... and the cats ... and lots of the other kinds of animals, thanks to the staff and volunteers of the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter (GPAS). They’ll hold the “Halloween Pet Parade and Fall Festival,” Saturday, Oct. 19, noon to 3 p.m. on the shelter grounds, 967 Griffin Pond Road in South Abington Township. Registration for the parade begins at noon, and the parade will step off at 1 p.m. The registration fee is $5 per pet. The participants will compete in the following categories: scariest costume, funniest costume, most original costume, best pet-and-owner character team and best group theme. (read more)

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Recipes from Helen's Kitchen; Oct. 17, 2014

If you are looking for quick, stress-free, and delicious meals that can be prepared well in advance, here are some terrific crock-pot recipes that you and your family will love. The three recipes were given to me by my very good friend and neighbor, Chris

Area Church Services

All Saints Orthodox, 211 Willow Ave., Olyphant. Great Vespers Saturdays 6 p.m. (spring/summer/fall); 4 p.m. (winter), confessions one half hour before services (one hour before during Great Lent and Advent). Divine Liturgy, Sunday and Feast Days, 9:30 a.m

Honor Ensemble

Jonathan Mengoni from Valley View High School has been named to the 2014 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-National Mixed Choir Honor Ensemble. Mengoni will join 670 high school students who will perform on the stage of the Grand Ole Op

Fire Co. Visits

Wilson Fire Co. visited the Pre-K Counts class at Blakely Treasure House.

Buddy Walkers

Lakeland High School was the site of the 20th annual Buddy Walk recently. Several supporters from Lakeland Elementary and Mayfield Campus participated. From left, front row: Noel Good and Tassie Bucksbee. Second row: William Supeck, Katelyn Vito and Dakot

‘Success’ Program

During the summer, Anthony Voglino, a ninth-grader Carbondale Area High School, along with fellow ninth-graders Jennifer Bach and Vincent Gigliotti, participated in the University of Scranton’s Success Program. The seminar, which provided housing for the

School News

Free Play-School The Contemporary Living class at Mid Valley Secondary Center is offering a free play-school program to all residents of the Mid Valley School district. The high school students will work with the children and introduce reading and math re

Halloween Events

Halloween is coming up and parties for kids are already being planned. Here’s a list of some of the gatherings that have already been announced: • State Rep. Frank Farina will host his second free Family Fun Spooktacular Halloween Party Saturday, Oct. 18,

Fall Fest Fun at the Y

The Greater Carbondale YMCA held its second annual Fall Festival recently, and hundreds turned out for a full day of activities, including outdoor concerts, the pie-in-the-face raffle and riding The Party Bike. There were also family game competitions lik

Art Exhibit Opens

Marywood University will present: “Flight of Fancy: Photographic Imagery of Reality in Imaginary Worlds” by Chala Janpraphasakul. The exhibition opens on Saturday, Oct. 18, with a reception 6-8 p.m., in the Mahady Gallery, located on the first floor in th

 

Sports & Fitness

Yoga for Healing The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Hospice and Home Health of Lackawanna County is offering a “Yoga for Healing” program. The program, taught by a professional yoga instructor, is designed to help participants increase flexibility; enha

Sports & Fitness

Yoga for Healing The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Hospice and Home Health of Lackawanna County is offering a “Yoga for Healing” program. The program, taught by a professional yoga instructor, is designed to help participants increase flexibility; enha

Around Town

Blankets for Vets Blankets for Vets will meet Monday, Oct. 20, noon to 2 p.m. at the Shopa-Davey Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6082, 123 Electric St., Peckville. Anyone who crochets, knits or quilts is encouraged to join. Cotton fabric and yarn donati