Calendar of Events: March 2021

Take-Out Spaghetti

The volunteer firemen of Eureka Hose Company  #4, Olyphant, will be holding a fundraiser “TAKE OUT ONLY”  Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser  at the Eureka Fire Station, 717 E. Grant Str., Olyphant on Saturday, March 6, from  3 until 7 p.m. or until sold out.  Tickets donations are $10.00  for each dinner.

The event is open to the public, and tickets can be purchased from any member of the Eureka Fire Station.  Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.  Come early before it is sold out.  There is plenty of free parking.  Please keep a social distance and wear a mask. 

Take-Out Breakfast

The Women’s Society of St. Joseph Melkite Catholic Church,  North St. Frances Cabrini Avenue, West Scranton, is sponsoring its annual Takeout St. Joseph Day Breakfast, on Sunday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The menu includes eggs, pancakes, home friends, olives and breads.

Adult tickets are $8 and children age 6-10 are $4. Tickets will be available at the door. St. Joseph bread in two loaf packages is $5 until sold out. Call ahead/email to preorder 570-343-6092, melkite.scranton@gmail.com. See us on facebook or melkitescranton.org.

UNICO Pasta Dinner Scheduled for Sunday November 22nd

Announcing the Keystone UNICO Pasta Dinner scheduled for Nov. 22 at Villa Maria, West Scranton, are, from left: Chapter Members Dot Mariani, Joany Bonczek, Mary Ann Stoppini, Keystone President Mary Ann Coviello and Pasta Dinner Chairman Frank Coviello.

Dunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO conducted its October dinner meeting at the new Colarusso’s Coal Fire Pizza in Dickson City, formerly Al Mia Amore.  Keystone UNICO members were the first customers to experience dining in their newly renovated banquet room, featuring all COVID-19 protocol.  The dinner was delicious and the accommodations were perfect.

In keeping with October being Italian Heritage and Culture Month, Chapter member Mary Ann Stoppini gave an interesting review of Dianne Hales’ book “La Passione”.  Its theme is “Everything in Italy is done with passion and there probably would be no real passion in the world without Italians.” 

Also discussed was Keystone’s upcoming Pasta Dinner fundraiser for local charities and scholarships.  Dinner will be available for take-out or dine-in at Villa Maria at 1610 Washburn Street, West Scranton, on Sunday, Nov. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and includes penne pasta, meatballs, salad, bread, and cake for dessert.  Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased by contacting Frank or Mary Ann Coviello at 570-344-3737 or any chapter member.  Pre-sales are encouraged and there will be a limited number of tickets at the door.

Calendar of Events: August 2020

Furniture Sale

During this health crisis, SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, will sponsors its furniture sale on Friday, Aug. 7, and Saturday, Aug. 8, outside, in th driveway of St. Cyril’s Church and Rectory from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.  

Everyone must wear a face mask and follow social distancing.Customers can enter from 135 River Street (between the school and the rectory)  or West Grant Street, Olyphant.   All the furniture and home decor have been donated by estates, moving or downsizing homes.  Food and raffles will be available.  The musical entertainment will be provided by Paul Dudrich and Patrick Marcinko, parishioners of  St. Cyril’s Church. For more information, call 

St. Cyril’s Rectory at 570-291-4451 or go online to  http://www.stcyrils.weconnect.com

Lebanese Food Fest

The 10th annual Lebanese-American Mini Food Fest will be held Aug. 7-9 at St. Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, 130 N. St. Frances Cabrini Ave., off lower Jackson Street. There will be take-out and pick-up of Middle Eastern food and pastries and local picnic food favorites.. Times will be Friday and Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m. Please follow current mask and distancing guidelines. Prepaid orders are being taken by calling 570-343-6092. For menu or information, visit www.melkite.scranton.org or facebook.com/melkitescranton, or contact melkite.scranton@gmail.com.

Golf Tournament

The 14th annual St. Mary’s Villa Golf Tournament will be held Monday, Aug. 17, with registration and luncheon beginning at 11 a.m. and shotgun start at noon. Cocktail hour and dinner will be at 5:30. Single golfer registration is $150. New this year is a Memorial Hole Sponsorship. For information, contact David Leonori at 570-795-2810 or email dleonori@stmarysvilla.com.