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Historical Society

The Old Forge Historical Society will hold its first meeting of 2019 on Thursday, Jan. 31, 7 p.m., in the lower level community room at the Old Forge Borough Building, S. Main St. Meetings are open to everyone.

Meeting Notice

The R&L Civic Club in Taylor will meet on Friday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. at St. George’s Hall in Taylor.

Little League Registration

Old Forge Lions Little League registration for baseball and softball will be held at the Old Forge High School cafeteria on Saturday, Feb. 2, noon to 3 p.m. Registration fees: $75 per player; $100 for two players from the same family; $125 for three or more players from the same family. A copy of the child’s birth certificate is required for all new players. Children born between January and August of 2015 are eligible to play T-ball.

Riverside Closed for Presidents Day

Due to the observance of Presidents’ Day, there will be no classes in the Riverside School District on Monday, Feb. 18.

Dean’s List

• The University at Albany has announced the dean’s list for the fall semester. Among them was Gina Pettinato of Old Forge.

• Moravian College named the students to the dean’s honor list for the fall semester. Among them were Kylie Chichura of Taylor, Kaitlin Kridlo of Avoca and Emily Pettinato of Old Forge.

• Wilkes University announced the dean’s list for the fall semester. Among them were: Mia Barbieri of Avoca, Julienne Chropowicki of Duryea, Mariah Curtis of Duryea, Dionna DeFazio of Old Forge, Gianna DeSanto of Duryea, Thomas Domozych of Old Forge, Jordan Fritz of Avoca, Thomas Kivak of Dupont, Brianna Mazzaccaro of Duryea, Zachary McKitish of Dupont, Austin Naughton of Taylor, Nicholas Preston of Duryea, John Roberts of Old Forge, Gabrielle Verespey of Old Forge, Danielle Zydko of Duryea and David Zydko of Duryea.

College Graduates

Wilkes University awarded 384 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees to students who completed their degree requirements at the conclusion of the fall semester. Among them were: Suzette Jones of Taylor, who earned a Master of Science in nursing; Thomas Matthews of Avoca, who earned a Master of Business Administration; Zachary McKitish of Dupont, who earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in sports management; and Laura Solomon of Dupont, who earned a Bachelor of Science in biology.

Reunion Planning

The OFHS Class of 1964 has begun planning for their 55th Reunion to be held at Arcaro and Genell Banquet Facility in Old Forge on Oct. 12. Further information will be available as plans progress. The next meeting to continue with plans will be on Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. at Arcaro and Genell in Old Forge.

Tax Assistance at U of S

Accounting students from The University of Scranton will assist local residents with filing their federal, state and local tax returns as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The students, joined by numerous professional volunteers organized by the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties, with the support of several local organizations, will provide the free service to residents of Lackawanna and Wayne counties with household incomes of $54,000 or less for 2018.

Walk-in VITA service without an appointment is available in room 111 of Brennan Hall, Madison Avenue, on the University’s campus on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Monday, Feb. 4, to Wednesday, March 6, and from Monday, Mar. 18, to Wednesday, April 3. Hours of service will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays; from noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays. Service on campus will be provided on a first-come-first-served basis and advance appointments cannot be scheduled. The University reserves the right to cap the number of walk-in residents they can serve within a single day.

Residents using the VITA service are asked to bring the following items:

• a valid photo ID;

• all W2 forms;

• all 1099 forms (interest, dividends, pensions);

• unemployment paperwork;

• real estate tax receipts for rent/tax rebate;

• form 8332 for non-custodial parents; Social Security cards for all taxpayers and dependents;

• W-7 forms if appropriate; information related to income and expenses (business, rental properties, sale of stocks);

• a personal banking account check if direct deposit is desired;

• and any documentation related to health insurance for themselves and anyone on the tax return, such as Form 1095-A, -B or -C. Last year’s tax returns are also requested.

In addition to the University’s campus the VITA service is available by appointment only at the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne counties office at 615 Jefferson Ave.