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AN IMPRESSIVE SEASON

The Mid Valley Spartanettes softball team has had a busy season, and an even busier post-season. They ended the regular season with an lop-sided record of wins and captured the Lackawanna League Division 3 title, and then the PIAA District 2 AAA champions (read more)

Around Town

Summer Lunches St. James-George Episcopal Church, 398 Washington Ave. in Jermyn, will hold a summer lunch program weekdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Friday, Aug. 25, for kids 18 and younger. No sign up or registration required. For more informatio (read more)

Community Calendar

Pierogie Sale: All Saints Orthodox Church, 211 Willow Ave. in Olyphant, sells frozen pierogies Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., and Sundays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Price is $6.50 per dozen. Call 570-383-0785 or 570-489-5591 for more information. JuneFest in Blakel: Bl (read more)

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NEW EAGLE SCOUT

Zachary Joseph Blau, 16, of Throop, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He is a member of Troop 21, St. Mary’s Visitation Parish. Zachary is the son of Randy Blau of Scranton and Julie Zabrowski of Throop. For his Eagle Scout project, Blau led his fellow (read more)

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BLUEGRASS/BARBER SHOP SHOWS

“The Old Time Fiddlers” bluegrass group will perform at the Forest City Area Historical Society, Dundaff and Main streets, on Friday, June 23, at 8 p.m. The group performs a wide range of folk and bluegrass music. Admission to this fundraising event is $5 (read more)

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HIGHWAY CLEANUP

The Eynon-Archbald Lions Club held its Adopt-A-Highway cleanup, and collected more than 40 bags of trash, thanks to the assistance of the Valley View football team and Cub Scout Troop No. 388. The group was escorted by Archbald Police and the Eynon Fire D (read more)

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FAREWELL TO A PASTOR

Mayor John Sedlak thanks Rev. Paul Schellback of All Saints Russian Orthodox Church in Olyphant for all his service to the community. Shellback is being transferred to Highpoint, North Carolina. Along with the pastor is Patty Shellback, who served at the (read more)

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MARTIAL ARTS DEMONSTRATION

Tiger Kai Academy, based in Blakely, recently performed a demonstration for the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) at the Geisinger Forty Fort Campus. All money that was raised went directly to help CMN Hospitals. From left, front row: Aiden Perez, Rachel D (read more)

Sports & Fitness

Pools/Lakes Open The lakes and pool at Lackawanna County’s parks have officially opened. All of the locations are staffed with lifeguards. The swimming areas are open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Among them are Aylesworth Lake in Archbald and Merli-Sarnoski L (read more)

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RECORD HOLDER

Michael Pilch Jr., who trains at Tiger Kai Karate in Blakely, recently set two more United States and World Breaking Associations competition records for kids age 7 and younger at the North American Breaking Championships in Walingford, Connecticut He bro (read more)

Around Town

Summer Lunches St. James-George Episcopal Church, 398 Washington Ave. in Jermyn, will hold a summer lunch program weekdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Friday, Aug. 25, for kids 18 and younger. No sign up or registration required. For more informatio (read more)


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