Street ramp closed Monday
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation advises motorists that the Cedar Avenue ramp from Orchard Street to the Central Scranton Expressway will be closed at 9 a.m. Monday.
The road will be closed until July as PennDOT begins work to replace the bridge on state Route 307, Moosic and Spruce streets. The posted detour will be Cedar Avenue to Lackawanna Avenue to Spruce Street.
Elmo will visit Osterhout
Elmo and Super Grover from “Sesame Street” will be on hand to greet children at the Osterhout Free Library from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. March 14. To register for one of the visits, contact the library children’s department at 823-0156 ex. 217. The Osterhout Library is located at 71 South Franklin Street.
Hershey School sets meeting
The Milton Hershey School is hosting a family event at 6 p.m. March 16 at the Bonanza Steakhouse, 574 Susquehanna Boulevard/Route 93. Family events are informal get-togethers that offer everyone – especially children – a chance to learn more about school.
Following a free meal and brief presentation, attendees will have time to ask questions and talk with Milton Hershey School staff, students, parents and alumni. No registration is required. For information, call 1-800-322-3248. For directions only, call 454-8767.
To be considered for enrollment, a child must come from a family of low income, be between the ages of 4 and 15, be free of serious emotional and behavioral problems that disrupt life in the classroom or home, and be born in the United States.
Enrollment is not guaranteed, and prospective students must demonstrate the capability to benefit from the school’s programs. Preference is given to children born in Pennsylvania.
The school is a cost-free, private, coeducational home and school for children from families of limited resources and social need. For more information, visit www.mhs-pa.org.
School safety discussion
A state senator and representative, a mom who’s a school superintendent and a former congressman with a top NRA rating will be answering questions on the issue of armed guards in NEPA schools on WVIA-TV’s next “State of Pennsylvania,” airing at 7 p.m Thursday.
Joining WVIA President Bill Kelly will be state Rep. Kevin Haggerty, D-Dunmore, state Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Lehman Township, former congressman Chris Carney and Margaret Billings-Jones, mom and superintendent, Lakeland School District.
To be part of WVIA’s live audience, call 602-1150 or visit wvia.org to reserve your free seats. An encore presentation of this episode of “State of Pennsylvania” can be seen at 7 p.m.
Polar Bear Plunge on tap
A Polar Bear Plunge to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held at noon March 16 at the Garrity Realty dock, pole number 89 along Lakeside Drive.
Rene Rismondo and Amy Williams, juniors at Lake-Lehman High School, are coordinating the event for their senior project.
Participants must raise a minimum of $10. Anyone who raises more than $50 will receive a T-shirt. There also will be a bake sale, hot chocolate stand and basket raffle.
Arby’s franchisee sought
The Arby’s restaurant on Susquehanna Boulevard (state Route 93) closed in February, but the corporation is working to find a new franchisee to reopen the eatery.
Jason Rollins, spokesman for Atlanta-based Arby’s Restaurant Group, said Arby’s terminated the agreement with the franchise holder and the store closed effective Feb. 4.
“Another existing Arby’s franchise owner has stepped forward and expressed interest in reopening that location,” said Rollins. “Those discussions are under way, and we’re hopeful that things will work out.”
Arby’s, known for its sliced roast beef sandwiches, is the second-largest, quick-service sandwich chain in the United States with more than 3,400 restaurants.