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JAN. 13 Monday Movie Matinee: Monday, Jan. 13 at the Taylor Community Library, 710 S. Main St. Thirty years after starring in “The Wizard of Oz,” beloved actress and singer Judy Garland arrives in London to perform sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub. While there, she reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. Complimentary movie snack is provided. Registration is requested. Call 570-562-1234.

JAN. 16 Dog licenses: Thursday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Taylor Community Library, 710 S. Main St., Taylor. A representative from the Lackawanna County Treasurer’s office will be selling 2020 dog licenses.

JAN. 22 Takeout homemade piggie dinner: Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 4-6 p.m. the Nativity of Our Lord Parish Men’s Society will host a takeout-only, homemade piggie dinner sale. Pre-orders only; due by Jan. 19. Delivery is available to Duryea and bordering communities. Menu includes homemade piggies, mashed potatoes, green beans, a roll and cake. Option 1: 2-piggie dinner is $10; option 2: 3-piggie dinner is $12 extra sides of mashed potatoes are $2.50 each. Call 570-457-3502 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to place your order or visit

JAN. 31 Air Fryer raffle: The Taylor Community Library, 710 S. Main St., Taylor, will have an Instant Pot Air Fryer raffle Jan. 31. Raffle tickets are: 2/$1; 12/$5; 25/$10 and can be purchased at the library.

FEB. 1

Super Bowl weekend Train, Toy and Collectibles Show: Saturday, Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to3 p.m. at Taylor Fire Department No. 1, Ladder 95, 614 Union St., Taylor. Admission is $3, free to children under 10. The show will feature more than 85 vendors selling full-size Lionels and HO-scale trains, new and vintage. Food and drink will also be available.

FEB. 2

Super Bowl Sunday wing sale: Sunday, Feb. 2, the Nativity of Our Lord Parish Men’s Society will sponsor a homemade pizza and “picnic” chicken wings sale. Pickup is between 3-5 p.m. at Sacred Heart Hall, 529 Stephenson St. in Duryea. Delivery is available to Duryea and bordering communities. Pre-orders only. Menu includes: homemade red pizza: $14; mild, hot or honey garlic wings $10/dozen; combo of two dozen wings and one tray of pizza: $31; blue cheese and celery: $1 each. Orders are due by Jan. 22. Visit to find order forms or call 570-457-3502 Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to place your order.

FEB. 8

Prince of Peace Parish Mardi Gras: Prince of Peace Parish will celebrate Mardi Gras Saturday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Arcaro and Genell Banquet Room on Main Street in Old Forge. Tickets for the adult-only event are $35 per person. The evening includes hors d’oeurves and full-course dinner with one choice of four menu items: roast beef, veal marsala, baked haddock Italian style or chicken francaise. Beer, wine and soda is included. Reservations will be accepted for tables of eight or 10 until Saturday, Jan. 25. Seating is limited to 125. For reservations, call Francis 570-451-0112. Payment and your menu choice is due with reservation. Entertainment by Frankie Gervasi of “The Poets.”


Legion membership: The Taylor American Legion, 208 S. Main St., Taylor, is searching for new members. Without a regular infusion of young veterans, many Legions and VFWs have had to close, as there weren’t enough regular members to support and manage the facilities. The Commander is Jacqueline Colburn, and the regular Legion meetings are on the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. For more information, call 570-562-9920 or email

Aid for veterans: Temporary emergency funding to support either Pennsylvania veterans or nonprofit groups that serve veterans, is available through the Lackawanna County Veterans Affairs Office. An application needs to be filled out and submitted along with support documentation. Office staff members are able to provide assistance in completing the application. They review the paperwork and generally provide an answer in two or three business days. The average grants are about $1,000, depending on need. The staff may also be able to suggest other forms of assistance and benefits that may be available. For more information, call 570-963-6778.

Flag disposal: American Legion Post No. 306 reminds residents that a drop-off box for unserviceable, worn, torn, discolored or faded flags is on the front porch of the post home at 208 S. Main St., Taylor. A ceremony is held annually at the Taylor Memorial Cemetery to properly dispose of the collected flags. For more information, call 570-562-9920.

Senior passes: The Old Forge School Board golden-age policy passes, allowing borough residents 65 and older free admission to district-sponsored athletic events, are available in the high school office, 300 Marion St., Old Forge.

Help for seniors: Older residents with questions about Medicare or health insurance coverage may visit state Rep. Marty Flynn’s office, 409 N. Main Ave. in Scranton, the second Monday of each month for assistance. Appointments are suggested by calling 570-342-4348.

Grief support: VNA Hospice and Home Health, 301 Delaware Ave., Olyphant, offers a variety of grief/bereavement support groups:

■ Bereavement support group. This traditional group assists participants in learning to cope with challenges as they grieve. Third Thursday of each month, 6-8 p.m.; and second Wednesday of each month, 12:30-2 p.m.

■ Knitting and crocheting group. Beginners and experienced join together with instructors on hand, knitting/crocheting items for preemies, which are donated to hospitals in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties. Bring your own knitting needles and crochet hooks. Patterns and instruction provided. Mondays, 1:30-3 p.m.

■ Fisherman knot rosary and sleeping bag project. VNA provides the twine needed to produce these soft rosary that are then donated to skilled nursing facilities, personal care homes and VA Hospital in Wilkes-Barre. They also make sleeping bags for our homeless community. Tuesdays 1-2:30 p.m.

■ Yoga for healing. Helps the whole being to relax and heal. There is a $10 fee per class. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket. Tuesdays, 6:15-7:30 p.m.

Call 570-383-5180 with questions.

Assistive technology available: Pennsylvania’s Telecommunication Device Distribution Program (TDDP) provides specialized land-line telephone equipment, free to eligible Pennsylvanians with disabilities that prevent them from having independent access to the telephone. This includes people who are deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired, blind or have visual problems, or have physical or intellectual disabilities. For more information, call 570-347-3357 (voice) or email Free demonstrations and/or short-term equipment loans are also available to help determine what equipment works best.

Seeking volunteers: Serving Seniors is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life and care of nursing home, assisted living/personal care home residents and older adults throughout Lackawanna County. If you are available a few hours a month, 18 or older, concerned about the rights of nursing home and assisted living/personal care home residents and interested in making a difference in the lives of older adults, then you may be a good fit for the volunteer program. For more information, call 570-344-3931.

Municipal notices

Bulky waste: Old Forge Borough Council has enacted an ordinance establishing a bulky waste collection rate of $6 per bulk waste item. The definition of bulky wastes is appliances, furniture, bedding and the like. The use of three $2 stickers is required. If you have any questions, call the administrative office at 570-457-8852.

Recycling notice: Old Forge Borough officials remind residents that a state law requires recycling in the borough. Cans, bottles and plastic are picked up at the curb on alternate weeks with newspaper and cardboard. For more information, call 570-457-8852.

Sewer pay ment notice: Old Forge residents are reminded that the borough sewer bills are to be paid at the Old Forge Branch of Penn Security Bank only. Other branches of Penn Security will not accept these payments.

Peddling notice: It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to engage in the business of peddling, hawking, selling or soliciting for the sale of any types of goods, services, wares or merchandise, at any residence or along any street within the confines of the Borough of Moosic, or conduct any other type of temporary commercial activity without first having secured a temporary sales permit. Anyone engaged in or desiring to be engaged in peddling or other activities licensed under Moosic Borough Ordinance No. 18-1995 must submit to a background check at his or her own expense. The fee for such a permit is $25 per person, per day. Any person, firm or corporation convicted of violating any provision of this ordinance will be fined. Residents should contact Moosic Borough Police Department at 570-342-9111.