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Food Pantry Open

St. Michael’s Orthodox Church food pantry, 512 Winter St. in Old Forge, will be open Thursday, Aug. 2, 11 a.m. until noon. This food pantry serves Old Forge, Taylor and Duryea. Anyone needing assistance should call 570-457-3703 or visit for requirement criteria.

Meeting Notice

The R & L Civic Club, Taylor, will meet on Friday, Aug. 3, at 8 p.m. at St. George’s Hall, Taylor.

Bocce Tournament

Saturday, Aug. 11, for the third annual Bocce Ball Tournament benefiting Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This event will take place at Arcaro & Genell’s in Old Forge. The games will begin at 8 a.m. and run throughout the day. The cost is $100 per team and includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverages and T-shirts. Each team must have four members. The tournament will also feature a basket raffle and door prizes. Spectators are welcome to join the fun. Lunch and dinner tickets can be purchased for $20 a guest. There is only room for 24 teams. Reserve your spot early by contacting Ryan at 570-344-2355 or 570-351-6411.

Celebrating Fire Equipment

Greenwood Hose Co. No. 1, in conjunction with Moosic Borough, will hold a dedication and community day in honor of the new fire department aparatus on Sunday Aug. 12, beginning with a firefighters parade at 1 p.m. (Parade lineup will be in the 3500 and 3600 blocks of Winfield Ave. Following the parade will be a short dedication and housing ceremony for the rescue truck.

Food will be available from Arcaro & Genell’s, along with cold beverages, games, rescue demonstrations, displays, tours of all equipment, activities for kids and a bake sale.

There will be a DJ, free blood pressure screening and CPR compression education by paramedics from Pennsylvania Ambulance. Also on display will be brand new fire apparatus in lower valley from: Avoca, Duryea, Taylor and Hughestown.

Camp Healing HeARTS

Hospice of the Sacred Heart Center for Education, 340 Montage Mountain Road in Moosic, will hold Camp Healing HeARTs on Monday through Friday, Aug. 13-17, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. It is a five-day experience to provide grief education to children ages 8-14 who have experienced the death of a loved one. Children will work with trained bereavement counselors and members of our community to help them progress towards acceptance of the loss and will use the arts as a means of self-expression.

Community volunteers will work with the campers on artistic projects culminating in a memorial service designed and presented by the campers at the camp’s completion. This performance and exhibit will be held at the Scranton Cultural Center Friday, Aug. 17, at 3:30 p.m. Call 570-706-2400 for more information.

Dean’s List

Seton Hall University has named Adam Rinehimer of Moosic to the spring dean’s list.

College Grads

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania congratulates the more than 1,500 students who received their academic degrees, including: Kristiana Barbarevech of Moosic, Courtney Enderline of Old Forge, Joseph Mies of Duryea, Stewart Mitchell of Old Forge, Kevin Wesolowski of Dupont and Christopher Zawadzki of Moosic.