Ready to play

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High school football season is almost upon us, and here’s an overview of our two local teams. Old Forge Blue Devils PIAA District 2, Class A of the Lackawanna Football Conference, Division 42018 Record: 8-3 overall; 4-0 in Division Move over pizza. Head c (read more)

100 percent pass rate

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SUBMITTED PHOTO Marywood University’s department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) was recently notified that its 2019 graduating class from the Master of Science program in speech-language pathology achieved a 100-percent pass rate on the nat (read more)

Earning credits towards associate degrees

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SUBMITTED PHOTO Lackawanna College Level Up students who have earned 30 or more credits toward their associate degrees were recognized at a “Level Up 30 Down” reception and celebration. Next May, the students will be the first class to graduate with their (read more)


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SUBMITTED PHOTOS Riverside Elementary East and West held a Back-to-School Fair featuring free food, free school supplies, a DJ, a photo booth, bounce house and many games. (read more)

White coat ceremony at Bloomsburg

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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania held its annual audiology white-coat ceremony for its doctor of audiology class of 2021. The white-coat ceremony is celebrated across the world by members of the healthcare field and marks the completion of the studen (read more)

Math for a cause

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SUBMITTED PHOTO Old Forge Elementary School students who participated in the 2019 St. Jude’s Research Math-a-thon, raised $3,567 to help the kids at St. Jude’s Hospital include, from left, first row: Jayanna Schulz, Cherish Brown, Elijah Schulz, Gabriella (read more)

Stuffed animals galore

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SUBMITTED PHOTO Old Forge High School’s French Club members donated books and stuffed animals to the children of the Ronald McDonald House of Scranton. They include, from left: Jonathan Nicholoff, Hannah Lisowski, Abby Robson, Cassandra Nocera, Liz Zuchin (read more)

Area resident completes special program at U of S

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SUBMITTED PHOTO Katherine E. Talerico of Old Forge was among 38 members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2019 to graduate from its Special Jesuit Liberal Arts (SJLA) honors program. Students in SJLA pursue an education designed to develop enhanced (read more)

Professor wins national leadership award

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SUBMITTED PHOTO Old Forge resident Ashley L. Stampone, faculty specialist in the accounting department at The University of Scranton, received the 2019 Faculty Leadership Award from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). IMA selects one faculty me (read more)

Coast Guard Ensign

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SUBMITTED PHOTO Scott R. Salmon recently graduated with honors from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Salmon received a bachelor’s degree in management with an accounting concentration and a commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Coast Guard. An honors graduate (read more)

Forging a new strength

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On Thursday night, May 9, members of the community will have their first big opportunity to learn more about the Old Forge School District’s new education foundation. From 6-8 p.m., the foundation, known as The Foundry, will host an informational kickoff (read more)