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Craft Fair

The Riverside High School PTA will hold its its annual craft fair on Sunday, March 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Riverside Junior-Senior High School in Taylor. The event will include 35 vendors and crafters as well as a food stand, bake sale and numerous raffles. The admission cost is $1 per adult with students and children admitted free. Call 570-362-1923 or email with any questions.Flood Insurance Assessment

On March 20, at 7 p.m. at the Moosic Borough Building, 715 Main St. acting insurance commissioner Jessica Altman will discuss the issue of flood insurance, reminding residents that typical homeowners’ policies don’t cover flood damage. She will also discuss options for homeowners, including both the federal government-run National Flood Insurance Program and private market coverage, which may be less expensive for many homeowners.

Riverside Districts Announcements

• Due to an Act 80 Day there will be no classes in the Riverside School District on Friday, March 23.

• Students will be dismissed early on Thursday, March 29, to begin spring break in the Riverside district: High School will dismiss at 11:06 a.m., East at 11:40 and West at 12:10 p.m. Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 3.

Craft Fair

The Riverside PROmoting School – community — university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER) team will hold a spring vendor craft fair on Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Riverside East Elementary School, 900 School St. in Moosic. The event will benefit PROSPER evidence-based drug and alcohol prevention programs at the school.

Vendors and crafters will be selling products and handcrafted items. In addition, pictures with the Easter bunny, door prizes and food will be available. Admission is $2 per person. Children younger than 12 will be admitted free.

For more information about the spring vendor craft fair or to sell at the event, call 570-963-6842.

Easter Egg Hunt 5K

On Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m., Langcliffe Presbyterian Church , 1001 Main St. in Avoca, will host an Easter egg hunt 5K and 1-mile fun run. Run or walk and collect eggs as you go — each egg takes seconds off your finishing time and some contain prizes. Timing is provided by Scranton Running Co. with music by ALT 92.1. There will be special guest appearances by Tux the Penguin and the Easter Bunny. A pasta lunch will be available after the races. Visit for more information.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Old Forge lions will hold its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 24, at the Memorial football stadium. The event will begin at noon and is free of charge. Children ages 12 and younger are welcome.

Benefit Dinner

Greenwood Hose Co. will hold a benefit spaghetti dinner for John Segilia on Saturday, March 24, 1-6 p.m. Eat in or take out. Cost is $10. There will be basket raffles and music provided by Hot Coffee.

Lions Dinner

The Old Forge Lions Club will hold its annual takeout-only chicken dinner Sunday, March 25, at Arcaro & Genell’s Take-Away Counter in Old Forge. The cost is $10 and includes half chicken, mashed potatoes and beans. Tickets available from members or at the door.

Essay Contest

Area students in grades seven to 12 can participate in The University of Scranton’s Earth Day essay contest. This year’s essay theme is “The Impact of Climate Change.” Essay submissions must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, April 10, and can be sent to The University of Scranton, Provost Office, 800 Linden Street, Scranton, PA 18510, Attn: Earth Day Essay Contest.

Essay submissions will be showcased and contest winners announced at the Earth Day Evening of Environmental Science event on Thursday, April 19, 6-8 p.m. in the Atrium of the Loyola Science Center. The event, which is free of charge and open to the public, will include refreshments and interactive science experiments and displays presented by University students.

Visit the University’s website for submission rules and details, or call 570-941-7520.

Dean’s Award

Ryan Paulish, a member of the Colgate University Class of 2018, has earned the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence. Paulish is a graduate of Old Forge High School.