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Around The Towns 3/17/2019

March 17, 2019
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Around The Towns 3/17/2019

Clarks Summit

The Friends of the Abington Community Library Fall Book Sale is slated for Saturday, March 30.

The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, 1310 Morgan Highway.

The sale features thousands of items for people of all ages. Prices on books, CDs and DVDs range from 25 cents to $2. A preview sale will be held at the church on Friday, March 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. for members of the Friends of the Abington Community Library. Annual memberships can be obtained that night for individuals at $10 and family at $15.

All proceeds from the sale benefit the library to buy items and underwrite events outside the library’s budget.

— CLAYTON OVER

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It’s time to talk Argentina.

The Abington Community Library, in partnership with Keystone College, will host Mayra Agustina Munoz, Keystone College’s Fulbright language teaching assistant, for her presentation, “Let’s Talk Argentina,” on Monday, April 15.

A native of San Luis, Argentina, Munoz will share her Fulbright program experience and offer insights on the differences between teaching in Argentina and the United States. Guests will also learn about the culture of Argentina through a slide show.

The event is scheduled to run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 15 at the library, 1200 W. Grove St. Light refreshments will be provided. Anyone interested in attending is asked to register by calling the library at 570-587-3440 or by stopping at the building.

— CLAYTON OVER

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@ClaytonOver on Twitter

Music lovers who are looking for a concert can swing by the Gathering Place for Community, Arts and Education today and find one.

Local songwriters and the public are invited to an acoustic guitar concert and a songwriters’ workshop at the Gathering Place, 304 S. State St. Nashville artist Mark Stuart will highlight his talents from 4 to 6 p.m. Stuart’s performances mix storytelling, flashy guitar chops and songs drawn from his rock, blues, country and folk music roots.

After the concert part of the program, local musicians will have the chance to share work and discuss guitar techniques with Stuart and get tips from him on writing music.

There will be a $10 donation taken at the door, but no reservations are necessary, said Anne Armezzani of the Gathering Place.

— CLAYTON OVER

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@ClaytonOver on Twitter

Moosic

The Riverside Promoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (Prosper) team will host a spring vendor and craft fair early next month at Riverside Elementary East School, 900 School St.

Vendor space is still available for the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 6. The fee for vendors is $30, and all exhibitors are asked to provide a door prize at the fair.

Proceeds will benefit Prosper drug and alcohol prevention programs at the elementary school. For information or to get a vendor application, call Penn State Extension in Lackawanna County at 570-963-6842.

— JEFF HORVATH

jhorvath@timesshamrock.com;

570-348-9141;

@jhorvathTT on Twitter

Olyphant

Borough residents and their pets can breathe a sigh of relief in the event of a fire.

Invisible Fence of Northeast Pennsylvania donated three sets of pet oxygen masks to the Olyphant Hose Company 4 following a training session and demonstration Monday, according to Invisible Fence.

The masks will allow first responders to give pets oxygen if they suffer smoke inhalation during a fire, the organization said. Invisible Fence estimated anywhere from 40,000 to 150,000 pets die in fires every year, most often succumbing to smoke inhalation, and the use of an oxygen mask can be lifesaving.

As part of its Project Breathe, Invisible Fence donated more than 10,000 pet oxygen masks to fire stations in the United States and Canada, according to the organization.

— FRANK WILKES LESNEFSKY

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Scranton

Note to Scranton civic organizations, neighborhood groups and others interested in recycling: City Recycling Coordinator Tom Lynch wants to hear from you.

Lynch’s office is offering to make presentations about what items and materials to recycle and how to do it.

“There are many questions on the right items to put in your recycling bins. We also have brochures telling what goes in the bins,” Lynch said.

To schedule a presentation, call Lynch at 570-348-4165.

City council will hold a public hearing Monday

at 5:45 p.m. at City Hall on a proposed ordinance for the city to create a two-hour-parking time limit zone in front of Zaleski’s Clubhouse Cafe at 934 Beech St. in South Scranton.

The Scranton Police Department recently received a request from the owners of Zaleski’s to assess a parking issue outside their establishment. The location is in a residential area where parking is difficult to begin with, but some neighbors have been parking vehicles in front of Zaleski’s not only for hours, but days at a time, the ordinance states.

This has made parking difficult and inconvenient for customers, deliveries and service workers to access the business, the legislation says. The police traffic corporal and city engineer reviewed the request and recommended establishing a “two-hour parking only” zone in front of Zaleski’s.

Council introduced the ordinance March 4, advanced it March 11 and will vote on adoption Monday during the regular council meeting at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

— JIM LOCKWOOD

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570-348-9100 x5185;

@jlockwoodTT on Twitter

 

Some of the city’s newest residents, members of the Bhutanese refugee community of Nepali origin, will create a “pop-up restaurant” early next month highlighting their culture and some of its authentic cuisine.

The Global Tastes of Scranton event, which also will feature special music and performances as well as information about the refugee crisis, will be held Sunday, April 7, at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., starting at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $35 and space is limited. All proceeds benefit refugee support activities of Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton and other partners. The registration deadline is April 1.

For more information or to register, visit scranton.edu/globaltastes.

— JEFF HORVATH

jhorvath@timesshamrock.com;

570-348-9141;

@jhorvathTT on Twitter

 

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