Honoring the Fallen

Monday is Memorial Day, and up and down the Lackawanna Valley veterans groups and public officials will lead parades and services in memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the nation. The events include:Saturday, May 23 • A veterans memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. at the Scott Township Municipal Building, 1038 Montdale Road. Boy Scout Troop No. 265, Rev. Michael Kirwin of St. John Vianney Parish, members of the Lakeland High School Band, Sea Scouts and several individuals with interesting scouting and military backgrounds will participate in the service. The Boy Scouts will also conduct a flag-retirement ceremony as part of the service. Light refreshments will follow. Call 570-587-3120 for more information.

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Honoring the Fallen

Monday is Memorial Day, and up and down the Lackawanna Valley veterans groups and public officials will lead parades and services in memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the nation. The events include:Saturday, May 23 • A veterans

Recipes from Helen's Kitchen; May 22, 2015

Although a day of celebration, great food and festivities, let us not forget that Memorial Day is the day where we all pause and remember the brave men, women and service animals who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. Have a safe and happy

Making Your Mark

It’s a way to pack a visual punch and it has now become a way for local businesses to advertise with newspapers owned by Times-Shamrock Communications’ Community Newspaper Group (CNG). Readers of the Abington Suburban, Triboro Banner and Valley Advantage

Readers’ Choice

The Valley Advantage threw its annual Readers’ Choice Awards party recently at the Regal Room in Olyphant. PHOTOS TOM BONOMO

Headed to Moravian

Valley View High School senior Gage Bennett will continue his academic and football career at Moravian College. From left, seated: dad Brian Bennett, Gage and mom Stacey Bennett. Standing: head coach George Howanitz, guidance counsellor Kim Dudrich and as

Cards for a Friend

Brianna Casey, a sophomore at Carbondale Area (CA) High School, recently visited a classroom of fourth-graders at Carbondale Area Elementary, to ask for their help on a project. Last year at summer camp, Casey met a girl her own age who was suffering from

Award-Winning Invention

Valley View High School has won the the local STEM competition, and will represent the area at Thaddeus Stevens College during the state finals on Friday, May 29. The Valley View STEM team devised a way to help alleviate the problem when emergency respond

Student of the Month

Senior Kylie Verespy has been chosen as Mid Valley High School’s student of the month. The award is given by the Olyphant Lions Club. From left: principal Chad Vinansky, Verespy and faculty member Claudia Kausmeyer.

Honor Society

Mid Valley High School recently held its annual National Honor Society Induction Ceremony. Pictured are all current junior and senior members of the National Honor Society. From left, front row: Marissa Bennici, Samantha Reid, Carlie Berardelli, Kylie Ver

5K Results

The Lakeland Elementary Mayfield Campus PTA recently sponsored its second annual Mayfield 5K run/walk. The run was a fundraising event for the school. The first-place finisher was Brian Hilling, 30, of Mayfield. The top female finisher (third overall) was

 

Couch to 5K Team Completes Mission

The third annual “Couch To 5K” running group finished its 12-week program by completing the recent Fred Ciotti 5K Race in Carbondale. These participants endured trainings which included speed and agility work and distance running. The program was organize

New Belts

Logan Crabera (second from left ) and sisters Heather and Maddie Davis (third and fourth from left ), from Tiger Kai Karate at the Spectrum Gym in Blakely, show off the purple belts they recently earned in both Chinese kempo goju and Korean hapkido. Also

Martial Arts Competitors

Students of Tiger Karate Academy, 399 N. Main St, in Archbald, recently competed in the Masters Cup Tournament at the University of Scranton. From left, first row: Oriana Murphy (placed second in sparring, fourth in forms), Lucy Lennon (placed second in f

Fly Fishing School

The Lackawanna Valley Trout Unlimited Teens fly fishing School offered instruction to members of Boy Scout Troop No. 265 of Scott Township. These students attended classes on Saturday mornings since January and upon graduation in May will attain their mem

Sports & Fitness

Golf Tournament Lynnette’s Twirlerettes will hold their annual fundraising golf tournament on Saturday, May 23, at Skyline Golf Course. Teams of single-sex or mixed teams may register. The tournament begins at 9 a.m. and uses captain-and-crew format. To r

 

Around Town

New Ball Field to Be Dedicated Peckville Assembly of God church will host a dinner with baseball legends Darryl Strawberry and Roy White Saturday, May 23, at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Pioneer Plaza Hotel, 25 S. Main St. in Carbondale. Tickets are $75 and
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