150 Years Young

1864. The American Civil War grinds on; the Taiping Rebellion in China ends; Montana is organized as a territory; Nevada becomes a state; a student at the New England Female Medical College becomes the first black woman to receive a medical degree in the U.S.; and, in England, the first track meet (between Oxford and Cambridge) takes place. Meanwhile, in Northeastern Pennsylvania, a man named William Pentecost settles, with his family, on a densely wooded tract of land that would be known, a century and half later, as Forest City. (read more)

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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

Scholarship Recipient

Dominick Mancinelli of Holy Cross High School was the recipient of this year’s scholarship given annually to a student or students of “A Swing for Life” Golf Academy, for their academic, golf and community service. Mancinelli was an eight-year, full-time

PJAS Winners

Carbondale Area High School students who placed first in the regional competition were invited to the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) state meeting. Winning first place were: Morgan Walsh, Emily Wall, Kristina Gorel, Kianna Savage, Rory Misk

Recipes from Helen's Kitchen; July 25, 2014

Meatball and Rice Soup 1 pound ground beef 1 slice bread, crumbled into small pieces 1 teaspoon onion powder 2 teaspoons parsley flakes 1 egg Nonstick cooking spray 1 quart boiling water 1 package onion soup mix 1 cup instant rice Combine beef, bread, oni

Student Honored

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) has selected Valley View High School student Amanda DiBiasi of Peckville to become a member. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated leadership, scholarship and community commitment.

School News

Dean’s List Duo Drexel University student Joseph Wahl III of Justus was named to Drexel University’s dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester. Wahl graduated in June with a bacheolor of science/bachelor of arts in business administration and Marketing. Jo

New President

The UNICO Scranton Chapter’s 55th annual Past President’s and Installation Dinner was held recently at Al Mia Amore in Dickson City. The chapter installed Mary Marrara as the incoming president (she is the chapter’s second female president). From left, se

DCCC Campers

Campers and counselors at the Dickson City Civic Center gather before field trip day.

Sporting Donation

Knights of Columbus Council No. 7622 members recently made a donation to the Jermyn Youth Sports Committee, to be used for maintainance of the Edward Callahan Sports Complex in Jermyn. From left: Jerry Murphy, Grand Knight Tony Spataro, Frank Ryczak, Char

Around Town

Celebrity Bartenders Barrett’s Pub, 474 Main St. in Archbald, will hold a celebrity bartender night to benefit Archbald Borough’s National Night Out, Monday, July 28, at 6 p.m. There will be music by Ron Pascoe. Two-time NASCAR champion Todd Bodine is sla

 

Sports & Fitness

YMCA Fitness At the Greater Carbondale YMCA, 82 N. Main St., Carbondale: Summer Clinics: • Get your hips shakin’ with Hip Hop during the week of July 28 to Aug. 1 from noon to 1 p.m. Join Kim as she gets you moving with the latest music and hot moves. • L

Around Town

Celebrity Bartenders Barrett’s Pub, 474 Main St. in Archbald, will hold a celebrity bartender night to benefit Archbald Borough’s National Night Out, Monday, July 28, at 6 p.m. There will be music by Ron Pascoe. Two-time NASCAR champion Todd Bodine is sla

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