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University of Success

Accepting Applications

The University of Scranton’s University of Success, a four-year, pre-college mentorship program, is now accepting applications for the upcoming 2019 academic year that begins this summer. Applicants must be currently enrolled in the eighth grade and possess a strong desire to attend college in the future.

The University of Success, offered free of charge to participants, is designed to provide academic, social and cultural enrichment to area high school students. The program’s ultimate goal is to assist first-generation, college-bound students to successfully gain entrance into a college or university. The program is funded almost entirely by corporate and foundation grants.

The program begins with a two-week summer institute, which is held on the campus of The University of Scranton, in July. Upon completion of the summer program, the students will continue to meet for enrichment sessions through their high school career.

The deadline for submission of applications is Monday, April 1.

Applications may be obtained by calling the University of Success Office at 570-941-4377 or by emailing Applications may also be obtained online the University of Success web site,

Food Pantry Open

St. Michael’s Orthodox Church food pantry, 512 Winter St. in Old Forge, will be open Thursday, Feb. 7, from 11 a.m. to noon. This food pantry serves Old Forge, Taylor and Duryea. Anyone needing assistance should call 570-457-3703 or visit for requirement criteria.

Polish National Union Branch 309

The Polish National Union of America Branch No. 309 will hold a meeting on Monday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church Hall, 200 Stephenson St. in Duryea. The purpose of the meeting is to elect delegates from the branch for the upcoming convention in September. This year’s convention will be held in the western Caribbean. All interested branch members are encouraged to attend.

Rummage/Bake Sale

Moosic Alliance Community Church on Rocky Glen Road will hold a rummage/bake sale on Saturday, Feb. 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be household items, holiday decorations, clothes and homemade baked goods.