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A new chief

Former Lakeland head football coach Jeff Wasilchak left a big pair of shoes to fill when he announced his retirement in 2018. Lucky for Lakeland, the team found its new chief in Dave Piwowarczyk, who can carry on the winning tradition. Piwowarczyk recentl (read more)

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First-place winner

Vincent O’Malley was presented with a first-place medal and numerous other prizes, in the 13 and Under Age Group with a time of 23:32 in the annual Captain James R. Minicozzi 5k Race held in honor of Captain James R. Minicozzi. O’Malley is a sixth-grade s (read more)

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Green Scene: Crabby municipal tree

It’s about time for municipalities to start placing their orders for fall bare root plantings. Trees ordered by municipalities will typically be planted along streets or in parks by volunteers, homeowners or professionals. Homeowners and businesses lookin (read more)

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Local Governments

Archbald Borough Address: 400 Church St. Archbald, PA 18403 Phone: 570-876-1800 Website: Fax: 570-876-5518 Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. weekdays Email: Borough council work session: first Wednesday, 7 p.m., muni (read more)

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Funds raised for Women’s Resource Center

The Social Concerns Committee from Blessed Sacrament Parish in Throop and Holy Cross Parish in Olyphant recently held a fundraiser to benefit the Women’s Resource Center. (read more)

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Fishing derby

The 27th annual Lackawanna County Fishing Derby at Merli-Sarnoski Park, 286 Sandy Bands Road, Greenfield Township, will be Saturday, Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is limited to the first 250 children, ages 4 -12. Sign-up information is availa (read more)

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Deep-fried pierogie sale

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 600 E. Lackawanna Ave. Olyphant, will hold a deep-fried pierogie sale on Friday, Sept. 27, in the church parking lot on E. Lackawanna Ave. The pierogies are $8 a dozen for fried or plain. The sale will be from 3 p.m. until so (read more)

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Good work at Lakeland Former soccer player excelling

Lakeland head coach Dave Piwowarczyk saw potential in corner back and kicker Billy Good before anyone else. While working as an assistant coach in 2017, Piwowarczyk took notice of Good and was impressed with the young player’s efficiency on the field. The (read more)

Sports & Fitness

New golf tournament The inaugural Northeastern Detachment Marine Corps League and Museum Golf Tournament, sponsored by Teresa’s Angels, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Scranton Municipal golf course. The league is looking for teams and hole spo (read more)

Around Town

Rummage sale Saint Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church will hold its ninth annual fundraiser rummage sale Friday through Sunday, Sept. 20-22, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at the church’s gym, 133 River St. in Olyphant. There will be raffle baskets, (read more)

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