A Cause with Special Meaning

Valley View School District will hold its annual “Coaches vs. Cancer” game on Thursday, Jan. 29, in the high school gymnasium, 1 Columbus Drive in Archbald, starting at 6:30 p.m. In addition to the game, there will be basket raffles, T-shirt sales, memory card sales and a survivor celebration. T-shirts will be available for $10 and memory or honor cards will sell for $1 each. Raffle tickets can be purchased the day of the game and baskets will be displayed in the lobby on the day of the game. (read more)

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Area Church Services

All Saints Orthodox, 211 Willow Ave., Olyphant. Great Vespers Saturdays 4 p.m., confessions one half hour before services (one hour before during Great Lent and Advent). Divine Liturgy, Sunday and Feast Days, 9:30 a.m. Great Vespers, evenings of Feast Day

Learning about Medical Careers

Richard Smith of PA CareerLink of Lackawanna County; Carol Chaykosky from the Northeast PA Health Education Center; Brent Parry, director of Emergency Medical Service at Lackawanna College; Elise Gilroy and Helena Ocasio, directors of admissions at McCann

Chorus Festival

Valley View High School choral students who successfully auditioned and placed in the top rankings of their repsective voice parts and attended the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 9 Chorus Festival at Tunkhannock Area High School recentl

Students of the Month

Lakeland Elementary—Mayfield Campus students of the month for December were, front row, from left: Kayla Krisiak, Olivia Wade, Payton Martin and Aidan Dragwa. Second row: Dominico Spataro, John Sorochka, Luke Malia and Skylar Hanas. Back row: Matthew Howa

Student of the Month

Mid Valley High School senior Jenifer Walters has been chosen Student of the Month. The award is given by the Olyphant Lions Club. From left: principal Chad Vinansky, Walters and Claudia Kausmeyer, Leo Club advisor and faculty member.

Rotarians Visit

Fell Charter School’s third-grade class was visited by the Forest City Area Rotary Club. Every student in teacher Megan Yekel’s class received dictionaries donated by ther club. Members of the Forest City Area Rotary Club that were in attendance were: pre

Career Shadowing

The Valley View Middle School has been coordinating a career shadowing program for 22 years. This year’s highlight experience was provided by solutions architect Frank Walsh from Amplify. Various gaming programs were explored and the students had the oppo

Young Scholars

The Young Scholars Competition is an academic quiz bowl for seventh and eighth grade students. The team from Carbondale Area High School, (from left) Stone Wormuth, Kristina Gorel, and Dylan Rowland, competed against more than 30 schools in both Lackawann

Recipes from Helen's Kitchen; Jan. 23, 2015

Chicken-Vegetable Soup with Orzo 1 (3-pound) package chicken pieces 3 quarts water 1 medium onion, cut into 8 wedges 1 cup chopped carrots 1 cup chopped celery 1 tablespoon black peppercorns 1-1/2 cups sliced carrots 1 cup diced celery 2 tablespoons chopp

Ready to Play

These Forest City High School students were selected to play in the annual UNICO soccer game at The University of Scranton. From left: Madison McGraw, Morgan Gasper and Jamie Walsh.


Bowling Awards

Officials with Idle Hour Lanes recently presented awards to members of the Northern Lackawanna Bowling Conference (NLBC). Three school districts, Mid Valley, Lakeland and Holy Cross participated in the fall session of the league. Bowlers were given awards

Sports & Fitness

Baseball/Softball Registration • Registrations for Carbino Club Little League baseball and softball will be held Wednesday, Jan. 28, 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 7, 1-3 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5544, 205 Dolph St. in Jessup, for the fo

Tournament Donation

Committee members of the Ben-Mar St. Jude’s Golf Tournament present a check for $23,000. Over the years, the tournament has raised more than $750,000 for St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Seated is Marino Zazzera. From left, standing: Marina Whittington, Bets

Bowlers of the Month

Idle Hour Lanes recently awarded trophies to the December Youth Bowlers of the Month. Each youth bowled the highest number of pins above their average during the Saturday Morning Youth Leagues in the month of December. From left, front row: Jacob Krenitsk

Around Town

St. Ubaldo Dinner The St. Ubaldo Cultural Society will hold its “Fourth Friday” dinner Friday, Jan. 23, 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 per tray) and