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.
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 slated to take part.
St. Johns’ Cathedral in Mayfield will sponsor an outdoor flea market Saturday, Aug. 2, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church parking lot on Hill Street in Mayfield. In case of rain, the flea market will take place inside St. John’s Center. Breakfast will be available for purchase. Vendors are still being sought. Spaces are $15 per table (tables will be provided). Call 570-945-7783 or 570-878-5050 for more information.
Pierogie Sale: All Saints Orthodox Church, 211 Willow Ave., Olyphant, sells frozen pierogies Fridays 9:30-11:30 a.m. and Sundays 10:30-11:30 a.m. Price is $6 per dozen. Call 570-383-0785 or 570-489-5591 for more information.
Library Activities: At the Valley Community Library, 739 River St. in Peckville:
• Buy $10 gift cards at the library that can be used to purchase a large tray of pizza at Dominic’s Pizza, 34 S. Main St. in Carbondale and 618 Washington Ave. in Jermyn. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Department of the Valley Community Library.
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.
Jordan Wahl made the deans list for the spring semester at Lackawanna College (LC). Jordan Wahl went to Penn State for two years majoring in petroleum engineering then he transferred into the petroleum program at LC in Milford.
At the Greater Carbondale YMCA, 82 N. Main St., Carbondale:
• 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.
• Lego Robitics: Youth will work with Nathan Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, July 28, 29 and 31, 3:30-4:30 p.m. on creating moving Lego creations through computer programs. (Class size is limited for this program.)
Once again this year, area resident Rich Hayes will mount his trusty bicycle and head out on “Pedaling4Paws,” a two-day trek to raise funds for the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter.
“This summer marks five years,” he said, “and as the bike ride has a snowball effect occur every year, I ask myself, ‘what more can I do to make others aware of the importance of this cause?’ Last year was the first year I took the bike ride outside our area, [riding to] Binghamton and returning home with one of the largest years for donations: a total of almost $6,000.”
Christ the King Parish will hold its annual summer picnic Friday through Sunday, July 25-27, on the grounds of St. Mary’s Church on Betty St. in Eynon, featuring homemade ethnic foods, music, prizes and games.
From left, seated: Joe Rudalavage, Ann Marie Klinko, Florence Kelly, Richard Bianchi, Sharon Porcello, Betty Livsey, Carol Kilmer, Gloria Cerra and Joan Tracewski. Back row: David Mor