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Valley View’s Logan Gavin will continue his academic and golf career at McDaniel College in Maryland. Seated from left, Sean Gavin, Logan Gavin and Kim Gavin. Standing from left, Lori Kelley, guidance counselor; Brian Durkin, principal; Chris Killiany, athletic director; Jamie Addley, head golf coach; and Larry Pegula, assistant principal.

Olyphant Borough officials recently welcomed Rescue and Restore Church to the neighborhood with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Rescue and Restore Church bought the former Holy Ghost Church in January and recently remodeled the basement for their church services. From left, Zayda Ayala; the Rev. Ken Suhovsky; the Rev. Joan Suhovsky, associate pastor; Linda Munley; the Rev. Jack Munley, lead pastor; Mayor John Sedlak; the Rev. Jean Gayle; Dave Krukovitz, Olyphant borough councilman; the Rev. Laurie Valenta; and Mike Abda, Olyphant Borough councilman.

On May 2, Easter services were held at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Olyphant. Following services the traditional practice of blessing Easter baskets filled with special foods for the holiday was held. Shown blessing the baskets is the Very Rev. Vladimir Fetcho, rector of St. Nicholas and, from left, parishioners John Chichilla and Jerry Dreater.

Valley Community Library held their Books Appétit basket raffle event on April 29. The event supported the Bread Basket — Mid Valley food pantry by collecting food in March and April. The event also raised money for the library through raffle baskets and sponsors. Library board members and Bread Basket – Mid Valley volunteers recently gathered with the donations at the library. Front row from left, Louis M. Margotta, Scott Barrett, Bevery Ann Lepri, Terry Golecki, Genevieve Lupini and Anne Mary Doyle. Back row, from left, Bailey Bevan, Michelle Georgetti and Donna Simpson.