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CMYK Lady Chiefs defeated The Dunmore girls’ softball team shut out Lakeland, 4-0, in a Lackawanna League Division 2 game April 18. See Page 10. THE ABINGTON JOURNAL Inside Don’t miss the special pull-out section dedicated to area favorites as voted by Abington Journal readers. An edition of The Times Leader Wilkes-Barre, Clarks Summit, Pa. Pa. Counsel rejected by union, staff A display of various Titanic memorabilia is open to the public whenever the Dietrich Theater is open for movies or by calling 996.1500 for an appointment. A reception will be held April 27 from 5 - 8 p.m. Titanic tributes BY ROBERT TOMKAVAGE Life jacket replicas and ship models among collections from Clarks Summit, Tunkhannock history enthusiasts. BY ELIZABETH BAUMEISTER ABINGTON JOURNAL/ELIZABETH BAUMEISTER Lauren Stevens, left, and Adam Dempsey, right, ride in the Trike-A-Thon at St. Gregory’s Early Childhood Center. And they’re off St. Gregory’s Early Childhood Center in Clarks Green held a Trike-A-Thon April 20 to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Participating students learned about riding-toy safety rules while riding their tricycles, bicycles and scooters. Simon Glidewell rides in the Trike-AThon. See Rejected, Page 5 Riders in the Trike-A-Thon from front to back, Peyton Pallman, Ashlyn Moore and Alyssa Wigley. INSIDE The Abington Journal Please enclose this label with any address changes, and mail to The Abington Journal, 211 S. State St,, Clarks Summit, PA, 18411 ArtsEtc. ..............................7 Calendar.............................2 Classified ...........................15 Crosswords.........................4 Obituaries ..........................14 School ............................5, 6 Sports ...............................10 50¢ COMMEMORATING 100 YEARS Labor dispute in Abington Heights School District continues. CLARKS SUMMIT- The Abington Heights Education Association and Abington Heights Education Support Personal Association requested that an independent fact finder be assigned by the state in regard to contract negotiations with the Abington Heights School District. However, both the teacher’s union and support staff decided to reject the fact finder’s report. The fact finder Robert Gifford, listened to presentations from the district and teacher’s association, gathered data on every aspect of the contract negotiations and then issued a recommendation to the district and teacher’s union and a separate one to the support staff. According to District Superintendent Dr. Michael Mahon, even though each member of the board “despised” the findings, they were prepared to accept the report in order to settle negotiations. If either the teacher’s union or support staff had agreed to the report, the dispute would have been settled. School District Business Manager James Mirabelli offered a presentation of the APRIL 25 TO MAY 1, 2012 Get organized at the Comm their lives.” “I just love organizing and helping people take control of their lives,” said Atkins. “I was working as a professionBY JOAN MEAD-MATSUI al organizer when I met the Abington Journal Correspondent Clever Container Co. at a WAVERLY – Those with a NAPO conference and desire to be more organized thought it is a no brainer to carry these items to offer my should visit Tara Atkins’ display at the upcoming Wa- clients. Every job is different, just like the client I’m verly Community House 20th Annual working with. And as their House, Gar- room changes, so do they.” Atkins’ business, “Original den and Gift Organizing by Tara,” features Show to be held April 28 the motto “Knack for Neatness.” She explained, “Our and 29. items are from all different Showtimes are Saturday companies, yet they all work Tara Atkins from 10 a.m. together to assist in orga- 5 p.m. and nizing your home, office, Sunday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. car, kids, even the family pet. ” Atkins, a professional orThe prices of her wares ganizer, has a myriad solutions and products to help to range from $4.95 for magcompartmentalize and trans- netic clips and timers to $40 form lives. For example, for for containers and bags. “We try to carry a variety of items the tangled mess of cords and prices,” said Atkins. from countless gadgets in She will offer “mini dehomes, Atkins has a solumos” of her merchandise tion: cord wrappers. If the throughout the day at the fridge needs some organizing, she has containers to House, Garden and Gift Show. This will be her first simplify. Add to the mix time participating in the bags and basket to organize show. “It’s my first time as a toys, weeds, magazines and just about anything that will help people “take controls of See Comm, Page 13 For messy houses and bird houses, gift show has solutions for sale. Duffy’s Black Magic Espresso Cupcakes Duffy’s Coffee House will be on hand for the House, Garden and Gift Show luncheon. Here they have provided a family favorite recipe. Makes 24 cupcakes, one 9x13 cake or two 8 -inch round cakes. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 3/4 cups flour 1 cup cocoa 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1 cup sour milk (add 1 tablespoon vinegar to regular milk) 1 double shot of espresso 1/2 cup water (or use 1 cup of strong black coffee instead of espresso and water) 1/2 cup oil 1 teaspoon vanilla Instructions Combine all ingredients in medium mixing bowl and beat for three minutes. Fill cupcake liners a little more than halfway full. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Frost with cream cheese espresso frosting. Frosting 1 stick butter 8 ounces cream cheese 1 teaspoon instant coffee 4 cups powdered sugar Beat cream cheese and butter. Add instant coffee and powdered sugar to taste. TUNKHANNOCK – Two collectors, one who met the last living survivor of the Titanic, share their memorabilia and memories with enthusiasm. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and coinciding with the 3D release of the popular movie, the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock is hosting a display of various Titanic memorabilia through the end of the month. The display includes pieces from the collections of Michael Morin, of Clarks Summit, and Ryan Holdredge, of Tunkhannock, both longtime collectors and Titanic history enthusiasts. The display is open to the public whenever the Dietrich Theater is open for movies or by calling 996.1500 for an appointment. A reception will be held April 27 from 5 - 8 p.m. Morin, who also collects steamship and ocean ship memorabilia, has been a member of the Titanic Historical Society since 1985. He said his favorite memories with the society include a trip he went on several years ago to visit The Queen Mary, the time he met the last living survivor of the Titanic (who has since died) and the time he was able to touch a large piece of the Titanic. His collection includes 25-30 books, a replica of the life jackets from the Titanic, many posters and documents, china and more. He said his favorite piece in his collection is a large detailed plastic model of the ship. Morin’s interest in the topic began when, in ninth grade, he read and re-read a little red book about it. He then began collecting books, and eventually expanded the collection to include other types of memorabilia. Holdredge, 31, said he started his collection at 17. His interest, however, began around 9, when he watched a documentary about the ship and its tragedy. He started by collecting books, and with the original release of See TITANIC, Page 14 By the book ABOVE: Clarks Summit Elementary BY ELIZABETH BAUMEISTER School students collected more than 1,500 telephone books durStudents at Clarks Suming their recycling campaign for mit Elementary School the Borough of Clarks Summit. organized a competition to see which class could colBELOW: Clarks Summit Elementary School students Kevin Duong, lect the most telephone books for recycling during Sean Wilkerson and Angel Jefa campaign for Earth Day. ferson help Clarks Summit BorOverall, they collected ough Council person Herman Johnson load telephone books for See Book, Page 5 recycling onto a borough truck. ABINGTON JOURNAL/ELIZABETH BAUMEISTER

The Abington Journal 04-25-2012

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