Time-Honored Gatherings

Summer is winding down, but there are still some outdoor festivities to had before the cold winds begin to blow. There are two events this weekend that promise family-oriented frivolity. Already under way is Carbondale’s Pioneer Days and Ethnic Heritage Festival. It’s the 11th year for this gathering and organizers keep adding new events. One such is the “Alien Regatta” river race, run by the Route 6 Task Force, Saturday, Aug. 16, at 2 p.m. near the Salem Ave. Bridge. There’s still time to purchase a $10 chance. There’s a $1,000 prize for first place, and $500 prizes for second and third. (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

School News

YMCA Preschool Enrollment The Greater Carbondale YMCA is now accepting enrollment for their infant (8 weeks to 14 months) and toddler (15 months to 2 years) and the fall preschool (2-5 years) programs. Call 570-282-2210 for more information. Blakely Treas

Recipes from Helen's Kitchen; Aug. 15, 2014

This past year we had a very long winter and an unusually short summer … we can’t control Mother Nature. However, parents and kids are now preparing for the 2014 academic school year and it can be a hectic time for all. Here are some delicious recipes tha

CAHS Class of 2014

The class of 2014 at Carbondale Area High School included: Gabrielle R. Alvarez, Zachary Anderson, Karmin David Andidora, C.J. Anthony Bandru, Rachael A. Barchak, Julianna Borosky, Cory Nicholas Boyko, Bryan Michael Boyle, Jack William Patrick Bradley, Ca

CA Bus Schedule

All eligible students residing in the Carbondale Area School District will be transported by bus. Parents of the pre-K4 students will be notified of transportation at orientation which will be held Tuesday, Aug. 19. Parents are reminded that a detailed li

Carbondale Area H.S. Honor Roll

Carbondale Area High School has named the students who achieved honor roll status during the fourth marking period. They include: Seventh grade First honors: Annaliese Allen, Hayly Beckwith, Lacey Bloom, Jessica Borders, Patrick Durkin, Andi Fedorchak, Jo

Medical Visit

Members of the Carbondale Area High School medical careers club took a field trip to the Wayne Memorial Hospital. The students toured the various health care specialty departments in the hospital and heard various health care professionals explain their s

Building the Solar System

The Carbondale Area eighth-grade science class of Trina Carito created a scale-model of the solar system, to see how much larger the sun truly is than the planets, how far away each planet is from one another, and how vast our universe is. First they revi

Learning about ‘Courtesy’

Cori Wright never planned to pen a book. The mother of two is an assistant in the Carbondale Area School District, where she helps teach 4-year-olds. “This was a whim,” she explained. “It was something I wrote for us to use in the classroom. I sent it off

Twirling Trip

Lynnette’s Twirlerettes recently returned home from a performance in Riviera Maya-Cancun, Mexico. More than 50 family members, friends and twirlers made the trip. For more information and photos, visit lynnettestwirlerettes.com. From left, front row: Vane


Sports & Fitness

Fall Ball League The Valley Area Girls Fall Ball League will have its scheduling meeting Tuesday Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Shopa-Davey Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6082, 123 Electric St. in Peckville. All leagues need to bring a copy of ASA insurance

League Champs

The Archbald teener team won the junior league championship by beating South Scranton 2-1 and 16-14. From left, front row: Nathan Steele, Todd Lowe, Jared Fetcho, Tommy Trojanowicz, Clayton Soulsby and Tyler Fofi. Back row: head coach Craig Pezak, Ryan Bl

Division Champs

The American Legion Post No. 665 baseball team — sponsored by the Dickson City American Legion Post No. 665, The Sons of the American Legion and the Legion Riders — won the 2014 championship of the Kays Division with a 9-4 record and participated in the E

Strong Finish

The Valley All Stars recently finished runner up in the Little League 50/70 Intermediate Division State Tournament. From left, front row: Julian Hanicak, Tyler Fofi, Craig Mercanti, Bobby Craig, Colin Hazelton, Patrick Redman and Bobby Zelinski. Back row:

Tourney Contender

The Impact Panthers Black placed second in the recent USSSA Tournament in Emmaus. From left, front row: coach Phil Simmons, Erin Canfield, Marissa Lewis, Nicole Fata, Megan Quinn and coach Tony Fata. Back row: coach Mark Lipowski, Kaelyn Slangan, Brooke B


Around Town

Blood Drive The Browndale Fire Station, 620 Marion St. in Browndale, will hold a blood drive Friday, Aug. 15, 1-6 p.m. Call (800) RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org for more information. Fishing Club A fishing club for women, dubbed Women, Wine and Wate

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