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Food Pantry Open

St. Michael’s Orthodox Church Food Pantry, 512 Winter St. in Old Forge, will be open Thursday, July 5, 11 a.m. to noon. This food pantry serves Old Forge, Taylor and Duryea. For more information, call 570-457-3703 or visit

Church Pig Roast

Queen of the Apostles Parish in Avoca will hold its annual all-you-can-eat pig roast on Sunday, July 8, noon to 4 p.m. at Queen of the Apostles Parish Hall, 742 Spring St. in Avoca. Takeout dinners will be available all day. Additional seating will be available under an outdoor tent. Menu includes roasted pig on the spit, wimpies, hot dogs, corn on the cob, salads, desserts and beverages. There will also be a cash prize grand raffle, basket raffle, children’s games and a bake sale. Tickets are $20; $10 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and younger, are available in advance or at the event. For more information and advance tickets, call 570-457-3412 or visit Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca, PA on Facebook.

Riverside Sports Physicals

Free fall sports physicals will be given at Riverside High School on Tuesday, July 10, starting at 8:30 am. Proper PIAA physical form, with parental signature, is required for examination.

Dean’s List

• Brittany Shimanski of Taylor was named to the dean’s list at Muhlenberg College for the spring semester.

• The following student has been named to the spring dean’s list at University of the Sciences: Brittany Souryavong of Duryea.

• More than 1,650 students were named to the University of Scranton’s dean’s list for the spring semester. Among them are: Christina M. Brannon of Old Forge, Cyrena L. Erfman of Moosic, Elysia J. Heil of Taylor, Kenneth N. Kielar of Taylor, Megan A. Kolis of Taylor, Alexis M. Manzo of Moosic, Alesia Matylewicz of Old Forge, Christina M. Mecca of Moosic, Meghan J. Murtha of Duryea, James V. Muth of Taylor, Sazia Nowshin of Moosic, Nicholas J. Pahoski of Old Forge, Gabrielle E. Palonis of Taylor, Mitchell J. Rook of Old Forge, Austin D. Smithonic of Dupont, Katherine E. Talerico of Old Forge, Alexis M. Tayoun of Old Forge, David F. Tomasetti of Old Forge and Julia Kuckla of Old Forge.