Announcements, cancellations and postponements

The Valley Community Library is looking for new members to join the Knitting and Crochet Group. The group meets at the library every other Friday at 1 p.m. All skills and levels are welcome! Members can bring their own current projects or help make items for the community. For more information, please call Kristen at the Valley Community Library at 570-489-1765, or email

The D&H Rail Trail is hosting a Virtual Challenge for the month of September. There will be a Biking Challenge — 40 or 20 mile and a 10 miler for kids — and a Walking Challenge to either walk a section of trail or set a goal of 50 miles over the month of September. Track your time/distance with a fitness app and submit the information to D&H officials to post it online. You can register at http:/ Participants will be entered into a raffle and, if you register by Sept. 15, you will get a cool T-shirt.

Carbondale Area School District 2021 yearbooks are available for pickup in the high school office from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Extra copies are available for $70 cash only on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have any questions, contact Corey Foote at

Christ Episcopal Church in Forest City is conducting a lottery fundraiser to benefit the church with a new roof. The fundraiser will run the month of November. The number plays on the 7 p.m. first evening PA Pick 3 Lottery number drawn. Tickets are $10 each to win $50 on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. If your number is drawn on a Wednesday you would win $75. On Election Day, Nov. 2, the prize is $100 and on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the prize is $100. Also, on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, the prize is $200. Tickets maybe purchased from any church member or at Simpler Times, Kelly’s Salon, Shirley’s Family Diner and Red Cross Pharmacy by emailing or by calling 570 499-4908.

All New Olyphant Hometown Heroes garden/house flag. Orders are being taken for a scaled-down Hometown Hero Banner made of the same vinyl and template of Olyphant’s original banners until Oct. 30. These are a 12-inch by 24-inch double sided replica of the larger banners, minus the sponsor. Even if you do not already have a banner or are from out of town, you can order one for your home. Now including fire, police and all first responders. Cost is $50, does not include a garden bracket or flag pole. Purchasing a hero flag will help with the construction costs of our Freedom Fighter All Veteran Park coming

soon to downtown Olyphant. For more

info and orders call Kim Onda Atkinson

at 570-383-9552 or 570-892-0378.

Dickson City’s Eagle Hose Co. No. 1 fund drive is currently underway.

For more information, call the fire station at 570-383-0923.

Captains of St. John’s 300 Club of St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Mayfield, have announced that new membership cards for the next session of this fundraising club are now available. The next session will begin in August and continue for 26 weeks. To join the next club, send your name, address and payment of $25 to St. John’s Rectory, 706 Hill Street, Mayfield, PA 18433. Membership cards will be sent upon receipt of payment. Membership includes eligibility for 26 weeks of drawings, a final drawing and meal on a date to be determined. For more information, call St. John’s Rectory at 570-876-0730.

Last call to place an order for the Freedom Fighter All Veteran Park Memorial engraved pavers to be ready for the dedication this fall. Each paver is 12 inch by 6 inch and hand cut from Pennsylvania Blue Stone and will be set on the foreground of the memorial in the shape of a Medal of Honor. Larger 2 foot by 2 foot stones will be placed honoring all branches of service. Applications are available at the Olyphant Borough Building or call Kim Onda Atkinson at 570-383-9552 or 570-892-0378.

The Bread Basket of NEPA operates two food pantries in the area. The Jessup pantry is open from 3 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday at St. Michael’s Church, 316 First Ave The Archbald pantry is open from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at Christ the King Parish, 411 Church St. Clients can visit the pantry once a month; they should bring identification. For more information, call 570-343-2324.

Rail-Trail Council of NEPA hosts Walking Mondays at 10 a.m. every Monday morning. Meet at Rail-Trail Office in Union Dale. Check Facebook or, for last minute scheduling of special events The Rail-Trail Council is also launching their Summer Ready Virtual Challenge, through May 31. Challenge yourself to bike 100 miles or walk/hike 50 miles. Certificates and stickers awarded. Turn in your stats with your name, address/email and age to Donation is appreciated, but not required. Any money raised will offset the maintenance and improvement on the trail.


SEPT. 10

Blood drive: 1 to 6 p.m., Browndale Fire Station, Route 247, 620 Marion St. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit A few walk-in appointments will be available.

SEPT. 11

Pasta dinner: 4 to 7 p.m., St. James St. George Episcopal Church, 398 Washington Ave., Jermyn. Curbside pickup only. Tickets, $11, available from any church member or at the door.

Free community dinner: noon to 1 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 68 River St., Carbondale. Everyone welcome.

Night of Remembrance: 6:30 p.m., Station Park, 95 Church St, Jessup. Hosted by the Jessup 21st Century Association. Candles will be lit and placed around the park to remember all those who lost their lives on 9/11. Coffee and cookies available. Free, donations accepted.

Rummage and bake sale: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Throop Hose Co. No. 1, 512 Center St. Donations are appreciated and may be dropped off at the hose company hall from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. September 8-10. Baked goods can be dropped off Friday or Saturday morning. For more information, call Carol at 570-383-1019 or Elaine at 570-489-8703.

SEPT. 11-12

Bake sale: After the 4 p.m. Mass Sept. 11, after the 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Masses Sept. 12, Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish, 624 Madison Ave., Jermyn.

Food truck festival: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, St. Cyril’s Church parking lot, 207 River St., Olyphant. In addition to food trucks, Capra Collina Winery will sell wines by the glass and bottle, vendors will sell handmade items a bake sale will be held, children’s games, face painting and balloons, raffles and a DJ. Social distancing and masks are suggested.

SEPT. 12

Virtual walking tour launch party: 1 to 4 p.m., Laurel Street Trailhead of the Lackawanna Heritage Trail, Archbald. Come learn about the borough’s natural and cultural history and the new virtual walking tour developed by Archbald Neighborhood Association. Food, historical reenactors, community organizations and more. Rain date, Sept. 19. For more information, call Kayleigh at 570-351-1085.

Faith Formation Program, Queen of Angels Parish in Jessup: 8:45 a.m., in the St. Michael’s worship site, 320 First Ave. For information about our K- Grade 8 program and sacramental preparation, call the Parish Office at 570-489-2252.

Historical Society meeting: 6 p.m. at the Forest City Area Historical Society headquarters, Dundaff and Main streets. For more information, visit

D&H Half Marathon and 5K: Registration, 7:30 a.m. Out and back course, Forest City to Union Dale. $60 for half-marathon, $30 for 5K. To register, go to D&H Distance Run registration information at

Fall breakfast: Following the 9 a.m. service at Christ Episcopal Church, Delaware and Dundaff streets, Forest City.

SEPT. 15

Chicken and biscuit dinner: 4 to 6 p.m., Clifford United Methodist Church, Main Street, Clifford. Take out only. $10/dinner.

SEPT. 15-19

Carnival: Wednesday through Friday, 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 3 to 10 p.m., Rescue & Restore Church, 120 Willow Ave., Olyphant. Food, rides, games and prizes. Everyone welcome.

SEPT. 19

Fundraiser: 1 to 4 p.m., Barrett’s Pub, Main Street, Archbald. Featuring Local Alzheimer’s Disease advocate Cyndi Colman with info on local programs. Basket raffles, 50/50 raffle, portion of food proceeds donated to local Alzheimer’s Association.To donate or for more information contact Cyndi at 570-947-3633, Karen at 570-877-4845 or 570-604-7682.

Roast beef dinner: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Shopa-Davey VFW Post No. 6082, 123 Electric St, Peckville. Take out only, $12/ticket. Tickets are can be purchased at the VFW post and will be available at the door.

SEPT. 16

Ethnic dinner: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Orthodox Greek Catholic Church, 522 Main St., Dickson City. Take out only. $15/dinner, includes halupki, pirohi, kielbasi, halushki, vegetable, roll and dessert. Advance orders requested by calling

570-309-5990 or 570-489-4283. Group orders welcome, call by Sept. 14.

SEPT. 18

Designer purse bingo: Doors open at noon, early bird special at 12:45 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 58 River Street, Carbondale. Lunch counter available. Door prizes and basket raffles! Tickets, $25. Due to seating availability, all children sitting on their own chair will be required to pay the full ticket price for the seat. Please phone the church for tickets at 570-282-3620.

Rummage sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Blakely P.M. Church, 313 First St. Glassware, pots and pans, housewares, toys and much more.

SEPT. 19

Walk Through History: noon, United Methodist Church parking lot, 520 Washington Ave., Jermyn. Walking tour led by Jermyn Historical Society. RSVP to Bruce Smallacombe at 570-862-1926.

Roast beef dinner: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., VFW Auxiliary Shopa Davey Post 6082, 123 Electric St., Peckville. Tickets, $12. To pre-order, call Linda at 570-650-3990.

Pittie Palooza: noon to 4 p.m., Maiolatesi Wine Cellars, Scott Twp. $25 at the door, discounted tickets available at Tickets include entry to festival, wine tasting, two glasses of wine and, for the first 100 people, a souvenir wine glass. No outside food or drink allowed. Dogs must be leashed, friendly and well-socialized. One dog per handler, please pick up after your dog.

Bianca’s Birthday Barbecue: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Riverview Winery, 410 Washington Ave., Jermyn. Benefits Bianca’s K9 Haven. Tickets, $25, contact Linda at 570-766-0684.

SEPT. 25

Kielbasa smoke fest: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Blakely Hose Co. No. 2, 315 Second St. Featuring Schiff’s smoked kielbasa, wide selection of imported, domestic and specialty beers. For more info, visit

Welsh cookie sale: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., First United Presbyterian Church of Lackawanna Valley, 1557 Main St., Peckville. Cookies are $6/dozen. To order, call 570-489-7866. Orders should be called in by Sept. 20th.

Andrew Mazza Foundation picnic and raffle: noon to 5 p.m., Morrison’s Grove, Route 106, Carbondale. Hot buffet catered by Morrison’s Catering, $20/ticket. Beverage tent, $10/ticket with valid ID. Live entertainment, raffles, outdoor activities and more. For tickets, visit

SEPT. 26

Harvest festival: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., AC Field, Archbald. Organized by Eynon Archbald Lions Club. Food, pumpkin painting, craft making, face painting, children’s games, bounce house, basket raffles, public safety exhibits and more.

OCT. 1-2

Rummage and furniture sale: 9 a.m.

to 6 p.m., at St. Cyril’s School Gym at

133 River St., Olyphant and outside behind the rectory.

OCT. 2

Autumn Marketplace: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Memorial Park, Carbondale. Handmade items, book and bake sale. Organized by the Carbondale Public Library.

OCT. 3

Craft and vendor fair: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Moon Tavern Ballroom inside the Days Inn in Dickson City. Organized Team Mel’s Family, all proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. More than 50 vendors, jewelry, candles, baked goods, wreaths, home decor and more. Basket raffles, door prizes and great food available. No entrance fee. Free swag bags to the first 75 shoppers. For more information, call 570-840-8539.

Pet blessing: 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m., Browndale Fire Company, 620 Marion St. Hosted by Christ Episcopal Church, Forest City. Animals of all kinds welcome. Refreshments available for purchase, with proceeds supporting Dessin Animal Shelter.

Harvest Festival turkey dinner: noon to 5 p.m., Corpus Christi Church, 704 Montdale Road, Scott Twp. Takeout only, $13/adults, $6/children. Purchase tickets in advance at the church office or at the door. Raffles and outdoor booths planned, too.

OCT. 9

Gun raffle: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Jessup Hose Co. No. 2, 333 Hill St. Food and beverages included. $25 donation, tax and background check included. For full list of guns or to buy tickets, call or text Ken at 570-499-1794.

Jermyn’s 150th banquet: 5 p.m., social hour; 6 p.m., dinner. St. Michael’s Center, Delaware Street. Tickets, $30; reserved table, $200. Tickets available from Bruce Smallacombe, Joanne Wilson or at the borough office. Call 570-807-2693 with questions.

Pasta dinner: 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Cafe Soriano, 523 Main St., Peckville. Benefits the Nadine Cenci Marchegiani Foundation. Takeout only, $12/ticket. Featured raffles include a girl’s and boy’s bicycle and a gift basket. For tickets, call Ken at 570-383-0783.

OCT. 15-16

Flea market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 15; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 16, St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 700 Hill St., Mayfield. Furniture, collectibles, glassware, dinnerware, pots, pans, jewelry and more. For more information, call the rectory at 570-876-0730.

OCT. 16

Chicken parmigiana dinner: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 700 Hill St., Mayfield. Takeout only, $12 each. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 570-876-0730 or 570-466-5399. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door on the day of the dinner.

Spaghetti and meatball dinner: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., American Legion Michael Steiner Post 411, 508 Church St, Jessup. Eat in or take out. $10/ticket. Call 570-489-5043, 570-383-0527 or 570-954-1144 for tickets or more information.

OCT. 23

Healthy Kids Day: 10 a.m., Greater Scranton YMCA, 706 N. Blakely St., Dunmore. Free and open to the public.

Pigs in the Blanket dinner: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Eureka Hose Co. No. 4, 717 E. Grant St., Olyphant. Takeout only, $10 each, tickets available from members, at the station on Monday evenings or by using the company’s Facebook listing. Proceeds will be used for operating and insurance expenses.

OCT. 29-30

Coat drive: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct 29, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 30, Christ Episcopal Church, Delaware and Dundaff Streets, Forest City. Pick up clean, new and gently used coats free, no questions asked. Donations welcome, call 570-785-3425 to schedule drop off.


Ben Franklin High School Class of 1970 50th reunion is rescheduled for 6 to 11 p.m. on Sept. 18 at Genetti Manor in Dickson City. Classmates who haven’t yet made a reservation should call Terry Pidgeon at 570-780-8117.

Valley View Class of 1980 will be holding their previously cancelled 40th reunion on Sept. 18 at Archbald AC Field, 183 Harrison St., beginning at 1 p.m. The cost is $35 per person, includes a light lunch and dinner buffet, entertainment and use of venue. BYOB. RSVP by Aug. 28. Make check payable to: Valley View Class of 1980, c/o PO Box 112, Peckville, PA 18452. Call 570-702-5908 with questions.

The Forest City Class of 1976 will be conducting a 45-year class reunion on Oct. 10. Contact Juliann Nagoda Doyle at 570-499-4908 or for details.

Archbald tax payments: Archbald Borough residents 2021 tax payments can be mailed in or paid at Archbald Borough Building, 400 Church St., Archbald PA 18403. Tax office hours are Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Greenfield tax payments: Until further notice, Greenfield Township property tax remittance for year 2021 is limited to mail in or drop box only.

Jessup tax payments: Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, residents should mail in 2021 Jessup tax payments to Genevieve Lupini, Tax Collector, 395 Lane Street, Jessup. Residents can also drop off tax payments in the locked mailbox at the rear of the borough building.

Broom sale: Sponsored by the Mayfield Lions Club, at the borough building. Used eyeglasses are also collected at the same location. For more information, call 570-876-4391.

Weekly pierogie sales: All Saints Orthodox Church, 211 Willow Ave., Olyphant, sells frozen pierogies every Friday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and every Sunday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. The cost is $7 per dozen. For more information, call 570-383-0785 or 570-489-5591.

Contact The Advantage:; 570-348-9185

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