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LEARNING THEATER

Young minds will be on display in Carbondale next weekend. The Carbondale Area High School (CAHS) Drama Club will present its first-ever New Playwrights Festival in the school auditorium, 101 Brooklyn St., on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 26 and 27. Showtime (read more)

Around Town

Church Concert A violin and piano concert will be held at Mount Bethel Baptist Church, 1341 Layton Road in Justus, on Friday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. A good will offering will be taken and refreshments will be served after the concert. Music at Kenny’s Kenny’s (read more)

Community Calendar

Banners in Olyphant: Borough of Olyphant Hometown Hero Banners Phase Two applications are now available at the Borough Building, 113 Willow Ave. Deadline for this final phase is April 1. Cost is $160. A 5-inch-by-7-inch photo must accompany the applicatio (read more)

Sports & Fitness

Freethrow Contest The Archbald Knights of Columbus Freethrow Contest, open to kids ages 9-14 (as of Jan. 1) will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. at Valley View High School gym. Registration begins at 1 p.m. Softball Meetings • Valley Area Girls So (read more)

Area Church Services

All Saints Orthodox, 211 Willow Ave., Olyphant. Great Vespers Saturday 4 p.m., confessions a half hour before services (one hour before during Great Lent and Advent). Divine Liturgy Sunday 9:30 a.m. Great Vespers Feast day eve 6:30 p.m. Feast day Divine L (read more)

Recipes from Helen's Kitchen

CREAM CHEESE STUFFED MUSHROOMS 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, cleaned, stems removed 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped 1/2 teaspoon onion salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Paprika for garnish Combine al (read more)

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CHARITY VOLLEYBALL

Valley View senior class officers organized a volleyball tournament to collect canned good donations for Feed a Friend. From left: Kyra Fauerbach, secretary; Caroline Burak, vice president; Marino Angeloni, president; Jen Nguyen, treasurer and Dr. Rose Mi (read more)

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AWARD-WINNING STUDIES

Students from Scranton Preparatory School received an award from The University of Scranton’s Panuska College of Professional Studies for the corporal works of mercy they do through the St. Joseph of Arimathea Funeral Ministry Program at Prep. The award w (read more)

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Idle Hour Lanes honored their bowlers of the month for December during the Saturday Morning Youth Program. Each bowler rolled the greatest number of pins over his or her average during the month of December: From left: Olivia Simonson of Rising Stars (64 (read more)

Sports & Fitness

Freethrow Contest The Archbald Knights of Columbus Freethrow Contest, open to kids ages 9-14 (as of Jan. 1) will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. at Valley View High School gym. Registration begins at 1 p.m. Softball Meetings • Valley Area Girls So (read more)

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Back in the day

This article is based on excerpts from “The Old School: The Mid-Valley Elementary School in Olyphant, Pennsylvania” by Joseph Peter Klapatch. Olyphant Junior High School opened on Jan. 20, 1926, 92 years ago this week. In 2016, the estimated population of (read more)

Around Town

Church Concert A violin and piano concert will be held at Mount Bethel Baptist Church, 1341 Layton Road in Justus, on Friday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. A good will offering will be taken and refreshments will be served after the concert. Music at Kenny’s Kenny’s (read more)


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