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Old 09-16-2013, 09:57 AM
 
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Arcaro & Genell, a popular restaurant on Main St. in Old Forge, in the mostly Italian "Restaurant District" where they serve a lot of what NEPA folks consider pizza has Bocce Courts...presumably 'real ones'.

I don't know what conditions apply to their use, but suspect they're for parties, meetings, and other catering business. Interested parties should call or just drop in for lunch/dinner to inquire.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:59 AM
 
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Lawn Bowling is played on grass; Bocce is generally played on a hard surface consisting of layers of rock/oyster shell; compacted granite; topped with oyster flour.

I would venture a guess that somewhere in Old Forge there is a Bocce Court in someone's back yard.
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:17 AM
 
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Lawn Bowling is played on grass; Bocce is generally played on a hard surface consisting of layers of rock/oyster shell; compacted granite; topped with oyster flour.

I would venture a guess that somewhere in Old Forge there is a Bocce Court in someone's back yard.
Thank you for explaining the difference. Now I am questioning myself about McDade. I was just there a week ago! I will take a drive and check for sure sometime this week. I would today but I have a doctors appointment at 3pm.
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:29 AM
 
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Thank you for explaining the difference. Now I am questioning myself about McDade. I was just there a week ago! I will take a drive and check for sure sometime this week. I would today but I have a doctors appointment at 3pm.
McDade Park « Lackawanna County

No need to drive to verify...
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:59 AM
 
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Lawn Bowling is played on grass; Bocce is generally played on a hard surface consisting of layers of rock/oyster shell; compacted granite; topped with oyster flour.

I would venture a guess that somewhere in Old Forge there is a Bocce Court in someone's back yard.
Thank you for the clarification! Until this thread I never really knew the sport or the history.

I still think that I will stay with my video games! I'm too old for a new sport.
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:18 PM
 
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Thank you for the clarification! Until this thread I never really knew the sport or the history.

I still think that I will stay with my video games! I'm too old for a new sport.
Of course, you might prefer the game the French play, Petanque, which is also played on a hard-packed court with metal balls which are "thrown" at a peg, or "jack". Sounds like many cultures have a form of the game. Might one of them appeal to you, fish? Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:45 AM
 
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Of course, you might prefer the game the French play, Petanque, which is also played on a hard-packed court with metal balls which are "thrown" at a peg, or "jack". Sounds like many cultures have a form of the game. Might one of them appeal to you, fish? Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?
Have you considered taking up video games?
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:00 AM
 
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Have you considered taking up video games?
My reply is in the chat thread, fish.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:28 AM
 
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Here's an explanation on the construction of bocce courts:

Court Construction

as for the rules:

http://www.bocce.org/rules.html
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:43 AM
 
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McDade Park « Lackawanna County

No need to drive to verify...
Thanks...as always!
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