Get Moving!

The warmer weather is here, but do your kids even know it? It may be time to pry the video game controller out of their little hands and get them moving. One place to do that this weekend is the Greater Scranton YMCA, 706 N. Blakely St. in Dunmore, which will hold Healthy Kids Day Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the community. The goal is to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active, creating habits that they continue all summer long. The event features activities such as a kids’ fun run at 9:30 a.m., extreme laser tag, a zip line, a petting zoo, face painting, train rides, a health fair, entertainment and more. (read more)

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Care Center Open House

On Wednesday, May 4, 5-7 p.m., Mid Valley Health Care Center, 81 Sturges Road in Peckville, will hold an open house. The center is operating with a new administrative staff, which consists of professionals with multiple years of skilled-nursing care exper

Get Moving!

The warmer weather is here, but do your kids even know it? It may be time to pry the video game controller out of their little hands and get them moving. One place to do that this weekend is the Greater Scranton YMCA, 706 N. Blakely St. in Dunmore, which

Recipes from Helen's Kitchen; April 29, 2016

Creamed Zucchini Soup 1-1/2 pounds zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces 1-1/2 cups water 1/2 small onion, finely chopped 1/2 clove garlic, finely chopped 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme Salt and black pepper, to taste 3/4 cup li

Regional Chorus

Seven members of the Valley View High School Chorus successfully advanced to the Pennsylvania Music Educators Assocation (PMEA) Region IV Chorus. The chorus is composed of 160 students from 14 counties. The students are, from left: Hali Bargella, Josh Rud

Soup Kitchen Donation

The student council at Carbondale Area High School ran a fundraiser on Valentine’s Day. The chairperson for the event was senior Sydney Toy. All students purchased lollipops and sent them along with a message to someone special to them. The money raised i

Students of the Month

Mid Valley Middle School named its students of the month recently. The category this month was “Creative (problem solving, artistic, innovative, etc.).” From left, front row: Christian Chakiris, Jenna Haefele, Kailee Mazur and Nick Freeswick. Back row: Su

Take a Trip!

The following are trips being planned by travel groups in the area. Call the number listed for more information. The Advantage has no connection with any of these groups. • Philadelphia, May 4: Penn’s Landing, Independence Seaport Museum, Submarine Becuna

Verdi’s ‘Requiem’

The combined forces of Marywood University’s Campus Choir, the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania and the Wyoming Seminary Civic Symphony Orchestra will present Giuseppe Verdi’s “Requiem” in the university’s Sette LaVerghetta Center on Saturday, Apr

Student of the Month

Mid Valley’s High School’s student of the month is Skye Wood. From left: Patrick Sheehan, Claudia Kausmeyer, Wood and principal Chad Vinansky.

Showing Kindness

The afterschool “Kindness Club,” sponsored by the PTA at Lakeland Elementary —Scott Campus, assembled care packages for hospice patients. The packages, which include blankets, socks, pillows and cards, will go to patients at Traditional Home Health & Hosp

 

Sports & Fitness

Golf Tournament Lynnette’s Twirlerettes will hold its annual fundraising golf tournament Saturday, May 28, at 9 a.m. at Skyline Golf Course. Captain-and-crew format. To register a team, call 570-281-9797. Kids Golf Clinic NEPA Junior Golf will hold its su
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Around Town

Purse Bingo Scott Township Hose Co., 1027 Montdale Road, will host an all-Coach purse bingo Sunday, May 1, at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.). Call 570-540-5000 for tickets. Ubaldo Celebration The Saint Ubaldo Society will hold Hospitality Night 2016 to cel

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