Ghoulish Gatherings

Halloween is coming up and parties for kids are already being planned. Here’s a list of some of the gatherings that are happening. Admission is free to all these events unless otherwise indicated. • The Dickson City Civic Center, 935 Albert St. in Dickson City, will hold its annual Halloween dance Friday, Oct. 24. The party for kids in second grade and younger will run 5-6:30 p.m. The party for kids in grades three to six will run 7-9 p.m. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes, but no weapons please. (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

Craft Fair

The Holy Cross High School Parent Club will hold its annual craft fair and home showcase Sunday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Holy Cross High School, 501 East Drinker St. in Dunmore. Admission is $3; $2 for senior citizens. More than 75 vendors will offe

Carbondale Area Homecoming Court

Carbondale Area’s High School’s Homecoming was held recently and that means the homecoming court for this year was announced. From left: Matt Veina and Brianna Spizzirri, Greg Hill and Veronica Evans, Matt Escott and Mackenzie Mancuso, last year’s queen E

Lakeland Students Start ‘Faithfull Foods’

A new weekend food program opened its doors for the first time recently at the Mayfield Borough municipal building. Faithfull Foods provides healthy easy-to-make/instant snack options for students of Lakeland’s Mayfield campus on a bi-weekly basis. Organi

The Road Not Taken

Samantha Zenker, a sophomore at Carbondale Area High School spent her summer volunteering at ProCare Physical Therapy in Carbondale. Zenker was part of the Junior Volunteer Program, helping to do all kinds of tasks from filing patient information to doing

Recipes from Helen's Kitchen; Oct. 24, 2014

Hearty Ground Beef and Vegetable Soup 3 medium onions, chopped 2 tablespoons butter 1 pound lean ground beef 1 clove garlic, minced 3 cups beef broth 2 (16-ounce) cans tomatoes, undrained and coarsely chopped 1 cup carrots, diced 1 cup celery, diced 1 cup

School News

Valley View Yearbooks The Valley View High School 2013-2014 yearbooks have arrived. Anyone who ordered one can pick it up at the high school on weekdays, 1-2:30 p.m. YMCA Preschool Enrollment The Greater Carbondale YMCA is now accepting enrollment for its

Native American Traditions

The Forest City Area Historical Society will present “A Voice in the Wind,” featuring Shadow Spirit Echo, Warrior River Wild and Chief Standing Bear, with his clan mother, Silver Deer, from the Lenape Nation. Shadow Spirit Echo is a member of the Northeas

Trip to D.C.

The NEPA Boy Scouts of America, Dan Beard Council, recently held its Traveling Camporee in Washington, D.C. The scouts’ Saturday adventures included a tour of Mount Vernon and the Jefferson Memorial. They camped at a Coast Guard facility. Sunday included

Scout Project

Sean Pittack, a member of Mayfield Boy Scout Troop No. 87, has organized the distribution of paper/cardboard recycling containers in the borough as part of his Eagle Scout Project. That project requires planning, developing and giving leadership to others


5K Proceeds

Archbald Borough Council recently presented a check in the amount of $4,600, which represents the proceeds from the 2014 Health Awareness 5K Run/Walk, to recipient Nickolas Sikorski. From left, front row: Mayor Shirley Barrett, Sikorski and council presid

Sports & Fitness

5K Run Marywood University’s women’s lacrosse team will sponsor a Jack-O-Lantern 5K walk/run Saturday, Oct. 25. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Center for Athletics and Wellness, on the University’s campus, and the race begins at 9:30 a.m. The reg

Around Town

Ubaldo Dinner The St. Ubaldo Cultural Society will hold its “Fourth Friday” of October dinner Friday, Oct. 24, 5-9 p.m. at the Michael Steiner American Legion Post No. 411, 508 Church St. in Jessup. Fresh-baked red and white pizza by the tray ($10) and ho