A Theatrical Classic

The playwright “is reminding the audience of how precious daily life is,” a critic wrote. He was talking about Thornton Wilder’s classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Our Town.” The play debuted in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1938, before moving to Broadway, where the New York Times called it “one of the finest achievements of the current stage … a hauntingly beautiful play.” Marywood University’s department of music, theatre and dance will present “Our Town,” Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2 and 3, at 7:30 p.m., in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, on the university’s campus. Tickets are $10; $8 for seniors; $6 for students, and admission is free with a valid Marywood ID. (read more)

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VVHS Student Officers

Above: Valley View High School named its senior officers for the year. They are, from left: treasurer Kyle Kolcharno, president Douglas Gerichten, vice president Kalei Kowalchick and secretary Emily Walter. Below: Valley View High School has also named it

Parade Participants

The Double “R” Twirlettes recently performed in the Miss America Pageant Parade in Atlantic City. The event featured the 2015 Miss America, as well as the 52 Miss America contestants, former title winners and performance groups from across the country. Fo

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

Recipes from Helen's Kitchen; Oct. 2, 2015

Welcome, October. The chill is in the air. Warm up your mornings with a delicious breakfast, then try one of the complete meal-in-one dinners. The recipes are very simple and quick to make. Enjoy. Heavenly Light French Toast 24 slices cinnamon-raisin brea

‘Coffee & Confidence’

The University of Scranton Women’s Entrepreneurship Center recently hosted “Coffee and Confidence,” a free information session for women interested starting their own businesses. Participants met with guest mentor Andrea Mulrine, past owner of Cheezy Stre

New Building at U of Scranton

The University of Scranton dedicated Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall, the new 116,360-square-foot, eight-story home of the Panuska College of Professional Studies departments of physical therapy, occupational therapy and exercise science, at a ceremony recently.

Golf Scholarship

Scott Township’s Scott Greens Golf Club recently named the recipients of its annual “A Swing for Life” golf academy scholarship. They are: Matthew Myers, who was the recipient of the John “Scotty” McAlarney memorial award, and Harrison Rapp, who won the G

School News

CAHS Yearbooks Available Yearbooks for the Carbondale Area High School Class of 2015 are available in the high school office. Any student who purchased a yearbook can pick it up during school hours. There are extra yearbooks available at a cost of $55 if

First Scout Meeting

Beginning the Cub Scout gathering with corny jokes and silly rhymes, the Cub Scouts from Cub Pack 21 in Dickson City held their open house and first pack meeting of the new Scouting season. Boasting a space theme for the event, Cub Master Steve Zarnowski

Irish Women

The Society of Irish Women will hold its second annual Cocktails and Calendars party Thursday, Oct. 8, 6-9 p.m. at Al Mia Amore, 280 Main St. in Dickson City. Planning the event are, from left, first row: Mary Woelkers, Mary Fran Smith, Kathy Conner, Mich


Sports & Fitness

Golf Challenge The 14th annual Northeast Pennsylvania Seniors Golf Challenge will be held Thursday, Oct. 8, at Fern Hall in Clifford. The defending champion, the AARP Seniors League out of Summit Hills Golf Course in the Abingtons, will play against Scott

Around Town

Craft & Vendor Boutique Trinity Episcopal Episcopal Church, 58 River St. in Carbondale, will hold its inaugural fall craft and vendor boutique Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafters and artisans from all over northeastern Pennsylvania will participa