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Electric City Trolley Museum Announces Trolley Baseball Excursion Schedule

The Electric City Trolley Museum is taking a page out of the area’s rich railroad history by offering 8 excursion runs to PNC Field this Spring and Summer for Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders ballgames.

Select games in May, June, July and August will offer fans an opportunity to “take the trolley” to the park at a very reasonable rate. This hassle-free service will also provide the riders with a picturesque snapshot of our community’s natural beauty.

The price of the excursion is $20 per person and includes the trolley fare, game ticket and a $2 voucher for either the concession stand or team store.

If you have game tickets and just want to ride the trolley, the cost is $11.

Reservations for both packages are required.

The opening day for Trolley rides is May 1. The excursions will operate Thursdays through Sunday. The departure times are 10:30 AM, Noon, 1:30 PM and 3 PM.

Please visit the County’s website www.lackawannacounty.org for the schedule or contact the Museum at 570-963-6590 for information.

Lackawanna County Commissioners Recognize Old Forge Girls Basketball Team

The Lackawanna County Commissioners honored the Old Forge Lady Blue Devils basketball team at the school in recognition of its outstanding 2013-14 season. A proclamation was presented to the school and coach and certificates were given to each team member. The Lady Blue Devils were both the PIAA District 2 and Class A Eastern Champions, posting a 24-4 record.

Kneeling, l-r, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Lady Blue Devil Head Coach Tom Gatto, and Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien. Standing, l-r, Lady Blue Devils Seniors Rhyan Barnic, Kayla Florovito, Natalie Bieryla, Taylor Nemetz, Lauren Carey, Teri Vieira and Marisa Zambetti.

Penn State Extension Offers Dining With Diabetes Program

Type 2 diabetes is becoming more common due to the rising rates of obesity. Making good food choices, being physically active and monitoring blood glucose levels are important ways in which diabetics can manage their disease.

To help Type 2 diabetics understand and manage their diabetes, Penn State Extension in Lackawanna County in partnership with Elm Park United Methodist Church is offering a program called “Dining with Diabetes.” The four-week series will be held on Fridays, starting April 25 through May 16, from 10 AM – Noon.  A follow-up class will be offered on July 25 at Elm Park, 712 Linden Street, Scranton, the site for the sessions.

Each class will include:

  • Food demonstrations and tasting recipes
  • Physical activity and ideas to take home
  • Discussions regarding important information to help you manage your diabetes

In addition, lab tests to measure HbA1c will be offered. Participants will receive a pedometer, exercise DVD, recipes, and more. The cost of the program is $40 per person or $55 for two family members living in the same household. Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries receive FREE registration and scholarships are available.

For questions or to register, please call Penn State Extension in Lackawanna County at 570-963-6842, email nmd5140@psu.edu, or visit extension.psu.edu and click on Lackawanna County.