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the voice of the abingtons | october 5, 2017

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Arts at First Presbyterian plans concerts by Linda Scott

States, in Europe and Israel. These include St. Petersburg Grand PhilharSpecial to the abington Suburban monic Hall and Moscow Cathedral, St. Petersburg Imperial Cappella ConThe First Presbyterian Church, cert Hall all in Russia, Notre Dame 300 School St. in Clarks Summit, is Cathedral Paris, Westminster Catheopening its doors to the community so that the beautiful sounds of music dral London, Washington National Cathedral Washington, D.C. and St. can be heard and enjoyed by more Patrick’s Cathedral New York City. than just regular parishioners. “I began playing the organ when I The first concert of the 2017-2018 Arts at First Presbyterian season will was 8 years old,” said Leach. “My family is very musical and was supportive feature two members of the music as I grew up. As a high school stufaculty at Marywood University. dent, I continued studying organ and Brenda Leach and Katie Morell will perform on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. also studied piano, violin, viola and clarinet. I also had my first experifor an afternoon of classical music. ence conducting in high school when The concert series first got its I was given the opportunity to work start in 2001 as an opportunity with ensembles in my school. Music for church members to invite their is to share and it truly comes alive friends and community members to when shared with others.” quality artistic events. The second half features Katie Brenda Leach is a nationally known organist and director of Mary- Morell who is an artist and teacher wood University’s Symphony Orches- in the area and plays the clarinet. tra. She will perform an organ recital She will perform Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A and Mackey’s Breakdown during the first half of the program. Tango. She is on the faculty of MaryHer first professional experience wood University teaching applied was in Boston where she worked as an organist, conductor and professor. clarinet and select music courses. She also teaches music history at the UniShe studied orchestral conducting versity of Scranton and has a private at the St. Petersburg Conservatory studio. of Music in Russia. Dr. Leach has “I started playing clarinet in performed throughout the United fourth grade when I was 9 years old,” said Morell. “I also play saxophone. I think and I’d hope people enjoy listening to my music because I put everything I have into a performance. I assert all my energy, TS_CNG/SUBURBAN/PAGES [S01] | 10/04/17


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all my emotions, lots of study and lots of practice. I hope for others to feel what I try and express with the clarinet and my voice.” “I think the concerts are popular because we offer a variety of music each season,” said John Weiss, chair of the Arts at the First Presbyterian committee. “By virtue of offering the concerts free of charge, we think we attract some audience members who are unable to attend concerts at larger or more expensive venues. We find that a number of our audience members come from rural areas where exposure to arts events such as ours is very limited. There are also a limited number of opportunities to hear professional soloists and chamber ensembles in the area and we help to fill that niche in the area’s cultural scene.” The concert series program schedule looks like this: • Sunday, Nov. 19, 4 p.m.: AllChurch Recital featuring First Presbyterian Church musical ensembles;

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• Sunday, April 8, 2018, 4 p.m. “My Spanish Heart: Jazz of Chick Corea,” featuring Bill Carter and Mark Woodyatt; • Sunday, April 29, 2018, 4 p.m.: bluegrass band Hickory Project. The concerts are open to the public and free of charge. A free-will offering will be taken.

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Newton Ransom Blvd: • Intro to oil painting with Marylou Chibirka, Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to noon, for students ages 8-15. Class is free but space is limited. Call 570-586Waverly United Methodist Church, 7808 to register by Monday, Oct. 9. 101 Church St. in Waverly TownWear older clothes and bring your own ship, will hold its inaugural Community chili cook-off on Friday, Oct. drink/snack. • The fifth- and sixth-grade Hallow13. Members of the community are een Dance will be on Friday, Oct. 20, 7-9 invited to enter their chili creations p.m. Tickets are $8 with registration into the contest. Judging will begin form submitted by Monday, Oct. 16; at 5:30 p.m. Register for this compe$10 at the door. tition on Facebook ( Call 570-586-7808 or visit Newton, via email (waverlyRecreation Center on Facebook for more or by calling 570information. 586- 8166. Chili will be judged on presentation, aroma, texture, flavor, heat and overall impression. Based on Clarks Summit United Methodist total score, a champion chef will be Church, 1310 Morgan Highway, will presented with a trophy. Once a winner is announced present its second annual Audrey Thomeveryone is invited to enjoy all of as memorial country Christmas fair on the creations, along with cornbread, Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The beverages and desserts. There is no event will feature more than 40 craft charge to enter the competition or to vendors, baked goods, a pick-your-owncome to the community meal; but any cookie booth and lunch. Admission is donations will be accepted. $1; free for kids 12 and younger. Call 570-587-2571 for more information.

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chart. Each participant will receive a folder with materials needed to continue research. Gray will bring several artifacts and samples from her own research that will help explain the research process. Cost: $10. • #107 Classic Ravioli, Thursday, Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. Chef Paula Lamberton will entertain all participants as she instructs class in making three types of ravioli: meat, cheese and seafood. Location: First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit. Cost: $35. Register by Oct. 5. • #141 New York City bus trip, Saturday, Oct. 21, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (leave New York) Cost: $38. Register by Oct. 14. • #125 Introduction to Strings, Saturdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 9-10 a.m. Beginning group string lessons (violin, cello and bass) for children ages 6-10, with a class recital at the end of the five-week session. Materials supplied: music. Materials needed: an instrument. Short-term

rentals are available through retailers such as Robert M. Sides Music and Montero Violins. Cost: $70. • #126 Hey! Take a Hike, Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. (rain date Sunday, Oct. 15. You will be contacted by phone/text if hike is postponed. A morning of gentle hiking in Lackawanna State Park while enjoying the fall foliage. You will become familiar with part of the many miles available to hike in this scenic area. The hike will be approximately 3 miles and take approximately 90 minutes. Wear hiking boots or sturdy boots with socks; bring a bottle of water. Hiking maps of the numerous trails will be provided for future exploration. Connie McDonnell and Caroline Seamans will be the leaders on this Saturday morning adventure. Class will meet in the first parking lot on the left past the main entrance of LSP. Cost: $10. Register by Oct. 7.

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Hannah Linker, a senior at Abington Heights High School and a member of the teen board at The Gathering Place, will give a presentation on make-up techniques and skin care on Saturday, Oct. 14, 5-6 p.m. at 304 S. State St. in Clarks Summit. This seminar, titled “Looking Great: Contouring and Highlighting 101,” is suited to ages 14 and up. She will demonstrate healthy, anti-aging make-up and quick make-up routines. Beginners and masters of make-up are welcome to this class, which will teach the basics of contouring and highlighting. Learn to slim your face, erase your flaws and look your best. Anyone attending the class should bring bronzers/contours, highlighting and brushes if you have them. Linker will have demonstrations in which you can use her products to test them. “Although the idea of make-up might

seem frivolous and materialistic, I love the idea of it,” she said. “Make-up can be used to help someone feel more confident. Being a high-schooler, I have encountered many young girls who have low self-esteem. Make-up makes me able to express myself and, more importantly, to feel confident in my own skin.” She came up with the idea for this talk because she wanted others to gain that same confidence. “Knowing that I can help others show their true selves to the world makes me confident that my interest is worth my dedication to it.” Her goal, to work in the management and creative side of the beauty industry, will let her follow her passion for helping others to be their best. For more information or to register for this class, visit our website at or call 570-881-7612.

Library News The Abington Community Library (ACL) will be closed on Monday, Oct. 9, in observance of Columbus Day. ALL AGES • Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale, Saturday, Oct. 7, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church. Shop thousands of books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs for all ages. The Friends of the ACL preview sale is Friday, Oct. 6, 5-8 p.m. Preview sale is for paid members. Members may join/rejoin on Friday night prior to shopping. • Kaffeeklatsch, Thursday, Oct. 12, 7-8:30 p.m. All are invited to join this German language conversation group. Practice speaking and listening; all levels wilkommen. • ABPA Trick-Or-Treating, Saturday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by the Library and other local businesses in the Abington Business and Professional Association for a special treat if you’re wearing a Halloween costume. • Halloween Bash, Sunday, Oct. 29, 6-7:30 p.m. The whole family is invited to a big Halloween bash. Wear a costume for a special prize. Enjoy pumpkin painting, spooky treats, Minute to Win it games, and other activities. Drop-in. ADULTS • Caring hands, Mondays, 1-3 p.m. This group creates things for the Library and for the less fortunate. Yarn provided. • Always in stitches, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon. A bunch of quilters and sewers. Get involved in one of their many charitable endeavors or learn something new. • Mah jongg, Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. National Mah Jongg League players. No experience necessary. • Families helping families, Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Facilitators provide an educational series and support group for teens and their families affected by substance abuse. • Scrabble, Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. Group of Scrabble players. No registration necessary. • Latin language club, Fridays, 1-3 p.m. Discuss and study uses of classical Latin language using grammar, historical and everyday phrases of Latin. Beginners are welcome to the club. • Knitting group, Mondays, Oct. 16 and 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bring your current project and knit with others.

• Creative Writing with Carol King, Wednesdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 10 a.m. to noon. This course is designed to guide students in creative writing through experience in three genres: short story, poetry and creative nonfiction. • Memoir and Genealogy with Carol King, Wednesdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 1-3 p.m. This class is designed to enable students to transition from the research they have done or will do into their family’s history to creating works of fiction or nonfiction based on that research. • Diabetes prevention program: the Wright steps for healthy living, Thursdays, Oct. 5 and 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Oct. 26, 9:30-11:30 a.m. This program supplements the care you receive from your primary care providers. During educational sessions, lifestyle coaches will help you create realistic plans to reduce your risks and improve your health. • Smocking group, Thursday, Oct. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bring your current smocking project and mingle with other smockers. Smocking experience is necessary. • Jim Remsen’s “Embattled Freedom” author talk, Thursday, Oct. 5, 7-8:30 p.m. Waverly native and Abington Heights graduate and author Jim Remsen will speak about this latest book, “Embattled Freedom.” Jim’s book chronicles a group of runaway slaves who made it up to the Abingtons area and remained. Jim goes beyond this story to cover the Civil War years and looks at the attitudes during and after the war. • All crafting day, Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Do you knit, bead, make rugs, hand stitch or do any kind of handcraft? Come to share ideas, show off your work and get another crafter’s eye and perception. Chat and meet your neighbors while you work on your craft. Bring any project you’re working on, or come just to be inspired. All levels of experience welcome. • Technology scheduling session, Tuesdays, Oct. 10 and 24, 11 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6-7 p.m. Do you need help in computer basics, email, iPad/iPhone, Kindle/Nook, Facebook, Skype, Facetime, Basics of the Microsoft Suites (2007), or something else? Stop by and schedule a oneon-one meeting session. • Mystery/Detective Book Club, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 7-8:30 p.m. Selection: Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs.

• Quilting, Thursdays, Oct. 12 and 26, 6-8 p.m. Bring your project or work on one of theirs. • Senior alert: proper medication disposal, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1-2:30 p.m. Learn about the importance of proper storage and disposal of medications. Food and refreshments will be provided. There will also be door prizes and giveaways. • Lackawanna County Backyard Beekeepers, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Lackawanna Backyard Beekeepers are a beekeeping group in (but not limited to) Lackawanna County. • Afternoon book club, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2-3 p.m. “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver. • Relax and unwind, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6-7 p.m. Drop in and color yourself calm or complete a crossword puzzle or other activity sheets. • Papercrafting with Maria Pappa. Thursday, Oct. 19, 6-8 p.m. Theme: grateful harvest. Materials cost: $10, paid to the instructor the day of the class. • Tasting by the Book III: All Around the Table, Saturday, Oct. 21, 7-9 p.m. Taste food prepared by local community cooks. Tickets (advance sales only) are $25 per person. You must be 21 or older. Proceeds will benefit intergenerational programming at the library. • Scranton Reads book discussion, Monday, Oct. 23, 6-7 p.m. A facilitated discussion of Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. Free copies of the book are now available when you sign up for the discussion. Facilitated by Renee Roberts. • Painting class with Sharon Mcardle, Monday, Oct. 23, 6-8 p.m. For adults who always wanted to take painting classes but were afraid to try. A materials fee of $8 per person is due to instructor at time of class. Project: Starry, Starry, Night. • DIY to go for adults, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Stop by the library to pick up your DIY to go kit. Project: Paper pumpkins. • Creative Escape: Stampin’ Retreat with Maria Pappa, Saturday, Oct. 28, 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. This is your autumn break and time to relax and share the day with others who love stamping and crafting. Fee for the day-long event is $30. Registration closes Oct. 23. • National Presciption Drug Take Back OCTOBER 5, 2017

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Day, Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications. ALL MONTH Storytimes for children: Baby (ages 0-2): Fridays Oct. 6 and 27 at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.; toddler (ages 2-3): Wednesdays Oct. 4 and 25 at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.; Preschool (ages 3-5): Tuesdays Oct. 3, 24, 31 at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. • Making books come to life: Ladybug Girl. Thursday, Oct. 5, 6-7 p.m. Ladybug Girl will come for stories, crafts and snacks during this special storytime. Ages 2-7. • Block Party, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 10:3011:30 a.m. Attend a block party and join in the free play with blocks, vehicles, animals and people. There are only two ground rules: No throwing blocks and no knocking someone else’s building down. Come ready to play. No registration required. Ages 2-7 • Read to Dogs, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 6-7 p.m. Drop by during this hour to get some reading practice in with certified therapy dogs. Make a new friend and discover a new book. Kindergarten through grade four. • Crafters’ club, Monday, Oct. 16, 6:307:30 p.m. Meet other crafters and share tips. All materials will be provided; bring your ideas and creativity. Grades three to five. • Play-K: play & learn, Thursday, Oct. 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m. “Play is a child’s work.” Interacting with playscapes with themes like color/light, community, pets, and transportation will help prepare your preschooler for kindergarten. Ages 3 to 5. • After-school Legos, Thursday, Oct. 19, 4:15-5 p.m. Build with us. We’ll provide the LEGOs; you provide the creativity. This is different than the LEGO Club that meets on Sundays; what you build will only last through the session, and will not be on display. Enjoy free play with friends who love LEGOs, too. Kindergarten through grade five. • Make-it, take-it craft time, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Drop in anytime during this hour to create a craft. All materials will be provided. Siblings welcome. Please see Library, Page 10




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In daily life, we all face two opposite and important challenges. First, we need to learn to live in the moment: we need to “stop and smell the roses,” even if it means figuring out how to find the rose needle in a haystack of skunks. At the other extreme, we need to look beyond the immediacy of the moment and prepare for changes sure to come in the future: if we don’t split and stack our firewood, we will have no fireside moments. In life, one way to prepare for the future is to watch the future come to others and project how it might come to ourselves. In our landscapes, however, we have the advantage of preparing for the future by remembering the past. Currently, I am turning my mental clock back just six months. In my mind’s eye, I can clearly see a property in Fleetville. While the grass is just starting to show hints of green, there are no leaves on the trees or shrubs, so the peripheral woodland floor lies brown and naked next to the emerging living carpet of lawn. Because, however, someone thought ahead—probably many years ago—at the woods’ edge shine hundreds and hundreds of daffodils. Among the decaying remnants of a now forgotten fall, these green lighthouses, capped by yellow and white lanterns, point the way forward to the promise of spring’s burst of life. With such glory, I am always surprised each spring, why more landscapes do not include more maintenance-free bulb plantings. For any who “fall into forward thinking,”

here are some suggestions for daffodil planting. As far as I am concerned, there are only two good ways to plant daffodils in a landscape. First, you can plant individual bulbs — and we use a small auger to speed this up. But — and this is a huge “but” — individual bulbs should not be planted individually. Instead, they should permeate an entire area. In other words, they have to fill an entire area. Ideally, this area is an open spot with borders: lawn, brush, etc. This is a good use for mixed bulbs. But remember that bloom time will be spread over several weeks, so the flower effect will be diminished unless you plant a significant amount over a significant area. Second, you can plant them in bunches. We dig holes and plant them in groups of five to 25 or so, depending on the site and how many bulbs we have. Keep the clumps an average 4 feet apart, and use at least three clumps. Additionally, consider planting two varieties with two different bloom times. While daffodils are perennial and deer proof, critters will get other bulbs. Crocuses naturalize well enough to persist, but tulips will not continue to thrive in a landscape. Fall forward to spring bulb planting. Reach me at Joshua Arp is an ISA-certified municipal specialist, Clarks Summit’s municipal arborist and an operator of an organic lawn and landscape maintenance business.





From Helen’s Kitchen BY Lori KisheL

SWEET-’N’-HOT BAKED CHICKEN BREASTS 1/3 cup apricot jam 1/4 cup prepared mustard 2 tablespoons salted cashew or macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons plain breadcrumbs 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts Rice pilaf (recipe below) Combine 1/4 cup of the apricot jam, prepared mustard, coarsely chopped nuts and breadcrumbs in small bowl to form thick paste. Sift flour lightly over chicken breasts, shaking off excess flour. Spread small amount of jam on both sides of chicken. Place chicken breasts in baking pan large enough to hold 1 layer. Spread apricot-mustard mixture on top and bake at 350º for 30 minutes until chicken is lightly browned; then place under heated broiler to crisp; about 2 minutes. Serve with rice pilaf, if desired. To prepare rice pilaf: Prepare your favorite white rice according to package directions. During the last 3 or 4 minutes of cooking, stir in some thawed frozen peas, chopped dried apricots and chopped salted nuts, such as cashews. SWEET AND SOUR LEMON CHICKEN 2 chicken breasts, split (4 halves) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 bunch green onions 2 (quarter-size) slices fresh ginger 3 lemons, divided 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar 1-1/2 cups chicken stock, divided 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 1/3 to 1/2 cup lemon juice 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch Rice or Chinese noodles Preheat oven to 350º. Rub chicken breasts with salt and pepper; set in baking dish or baking bag. Finely chop green onions; sprinkle over chicken. Add ginger. Cut one lemon into thin slices; place over chicken. Mix rice vinegar and 1/4 cup chicken stock; pour over chicken. Cover or close bag; bake 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked, but still soft. While chicken is baking, boil sugar and


1 teaspoon parsley flakes 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Cook potatoes in enough water to cover; drain and mash. Add butter, 1 egg and 1/4 TWO-WAY MEAT LOAVES cup bread crumbs; mixing well. Let stand MEAT LOAF BASE: until cool enough to handle. Beat remaining 1-1/2 pounds ground round 2 eggs, milk, salt and pepper and parsley. 1 pound ground turkey Spread the remaining 1 cup bread crumbs 2 large onions, finely chopped on platter. Shape potato mixture into 3-inch 1/2 cup chopped parsley long croquettes. Dip in egg mixture, then 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped roll in bread crumbs. Heat oil in skillet; add 1 cup fresh bread crumbs croquettes and fry until golden, turning Salt and black pepper to taste occasionally. Drain on paper towels. Serve at 2 eggs LAMB BURGERS WITH once. Yield: 6 servings. FOR ITALIAN MEAT LOAF HOMEMADE TOMATO KETCHUP WEB BONUS RECIPES 2/3 meat loaf base: Homemade tomato ketchup (recipe CRISPY APPLE FRIES WITH DIP 1/2 cup bottled marinara sauce below) 4 apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 teaspoon crushed dried oregano inch slices 3/4 teaspoon leaf basil, crumbled 2 tablespoons chopped shallot (1 large) 1/3 cup quick cooking oatmeal 1/4 teaspoon leaf oregano, crumbled 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2-1/2 tablespoon walnuts FOR GERMAN MEAT LOAF 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup whole wheat flour 1/3 meat loaf base: 1/2 pound ground lamb 2-1/2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt 2 hamburger buns, preferably toasted 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon leaf thyme, crumbled Prepare tomato ketchup and set aside Pinch of nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon leaf marjoram, crumbled while cooking lamb burgers. Combine Pinch salt Pinch ground ginger oregano, shallot, Worcestershire sauce, salt 1/4 cup butter, melted To prepare meat loaf base: Preheat and ground lamb in bowl. Mix ingredients, For dip: oven to 350º. Combine beef, turkey, onion, just enough to blend. (Do not overmix.) 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened Shape into 2 patties; broil 4 to 6 inches from parsley, garlic, bread crumbs, salt, pepper 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and eggs in large bowl. heat until browned, about 5 to 7 minutes 1 cup cool whip To prepare Italian meat loaf: per side. Place patties on buns; arrange on Preheat oven to 425°. Place a wire rack Combine two-thirds base and next 4 serving plates. Pass ketchup separately. onto a baking sheet; set aside. In a small ingredients in large bowl; mix thoroughly. Yield: 2 servings. food processor, pulse the oatmeal and Press into 9x5-inch loaf pan; bake in preTo prepare homemade tomato heated oven for 1 hour. Let stand in pan 10 walnuts until the mixture is fine like flour; ketchup: pour the mixture into plastic bag. Add in the minutes. Pour off drippings; remove from 1 teaspoon oil flour, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; gently pan. Wrap, refrigerate remainder. 1 tablespoon minced shallot (1 small) shake the bag to mix. Next, pour melted To prepare German meat loaf: 1 slice fresh gingerroot (1/4-inch thick) butter into a shallow baking dish. Dip apples Combine one-third base and next 4 1 large tomato, peeled, cored and diced into the melted butter. Let excess drip off. ingredients in large bowl; mix thoroughly. 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice Put the buttered apples (several slices at a Shape mixture into loaf about 8 inches 1 teaspoon cider vinegar time) into the bag with the oatmeal mixture. long; place in shallow baking pan. Bake in 2 teaspoons honey preheated oven for 50 minutes. Remove loaf Shake bag to coat apples evenly. Remove the 4 cloves apples and place on wire rack. Bake for 10 from baking pan to platter; cool loaf com1/4 teaspoon salt minutes. Yield: 8 servings. pletely. Wrap and refrigerate for next day. 2 teaspoons tomato paste To make dip: In a small bowl, mix 1 teaspoon hot water (optional) together cream cheese and vanilla. Fold in POTATO CROQUETTES Heat oil in small saucepan; add shallot cool whip. (Great as a side with the meat loaf.) and slice of gingerroot; sauté 2 minutes. Add 6 large potatoes, peeled and cut into tomato, lemon juice, vinegar, honey, cloves, Any comments, questions or favorite recipes? thick slices salt and tomato paste. Cook over low heat Feel free to send your thoughts to Water to cover potatoes for mixture to stay at a slow boil, 15 to 20, and please write, 1 tablespoon butter minutes, until thickened. If mixture gets too “Helen’s Kitchen Request, ATTN: Lori” in the subject 3 eggs thick, add the hot water. Remove cloves and line to make sure I receive it. Thank you! 1-1/4 cups seasoned bread crumbs gingerroot before serving. Find more recipes at 1/4 cup milk Note: To peel tomato, drop into Salt and black pepper, to taste ing water 30 seconds. Skin will slide off. It water for 5 minutes to make a simple syrup. Transfer chicken to a serving plate; strain cooking juice into small saucepan and add one cup stock, the syrup and lemon juice to taste. Cook until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes. Combine cornstarch with remaining stock (cold); add to boiling sauce to thicken. Adjust seasoning and pour over chicken. Decorate with thinly sliced fresh lemon; serve over rice or Chinese noodles. Yield: 4 servings.

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ever since his sophomore season,” Jervis said. “He has a great personality and is a lot of fun abiNGTON SuburbaN WriTer to coach. “He knows when it is OK to joke around, When one has a family tree that includes but also knows when it is time to get down to someone famous, there might be a natural business and work hard.” inclination to seek out that person as often This week, that means continue to work as possible about a subject both parties have hard, as unbeaten Old Forge awaits the oncein common. beaten Lions. It’s not the right time to take Lackawanna Trail senior Shawn Jones does, and he does find a way to stay in touch a break. “We’re fired up for that game. with his uncle, Mike Munchak, on They’ve dominated us the past game nights. couple of years; when I was a They communicate. sophomore, they really killed us,” “He always texts me before my Jones said. “Last year, beating game, and we always talk after, them, now we want to turn the about something I did or didn’t tables on them.” do,” Jones said. “To me, he’s just The Lions go into the game Uncle Mike, and just a normal fresh off a win over Carbondale, guy; I never really thought about which had scored late in the first it until now. Obviously, he’s one Shawn Jones, half and trailed by six at halftime. of the greatest players to ever play Lackawanna Trail. “Against Carbondale, we kept the game.” PHOTO COURTESY OF THE TIMES-TRIBUNE the ball like 20 of the 24 minutes Lions head coach Steve Jervis in the second half,” Jones said. appreciates those conversations “We ran down the clock, and that he never hears. “Shawn comes from a great family with a was a nice thing to do.” Only a loss to unbeaten Dunmore very athletic background,” Jervis said. “Both of his sisters were very successful athletes at prevented the Lions from being undefeated themselves, and they don’t want to fall short Lackawanna Trail. again. “I guess you have high expectations for “The season is going pretty well, actuhim since Munchak is his mom’s brother, was a Hall of Fame lineman for the Houston Oil- ally,” Jones said. “We started off a little slow, we have some young guys; we lost a lot of ers and is currently the offensive line coach seniors, a lot of good talent.” for the Pittsburgh Steelers.” “The first few weeks, we started off slow Care to guess what position Jones sees as trying to get everything back together, but his strongest? “Probably offense. I’m a three-year starter now we are picking it up and are looking and last year, when we lost all the linemen, I good.” Jervis feels the same way about Friday’s did a lot of work with them,” Jones said when game at Old Forge, which starts a seasonthe two-way tackle was asked about which ending stretch of away games that includes position he felt he made a greater impact.” trips to Susquehanna and Montrose that Jervis disagreed. sandwich a game at Riverside in two weeks. “Shawn has been a three-year starter on “We have some big games coming down both sides of the ball for us,” Jervis said. “He the stretch, each with playoff implications,” is equally important on both offense and Jervis said. “I am excited to see how we perdefense. He has a very high football IQ and form as a team. is very athletic for his size. He protects our “I feel that, although we have had some quarterback’s blind side on offense from his left tackle position and anchors our defensive good games thus far, our best football is still ahead of us.” line from his defensive tackle position.” That should mean a lot to the Lions, who Most importantly, Jones is a leader, would not mind hearing Jones and Uncle someone players seek when things start to Mike continue their weekly discussion into, unravel. “Shawn has been an impact player for us say, December.

aRea ChU RCh S eRviC eS Send updates or additions about your Abingtons-area church to suburbanweekly@

BeThel UniTed MeThOdiST, 2337 Falls Road, Dalton. Sunday service, 9:30 a.m. 570-290-1799; Pastor is Sandy Tompkins. ChinChilla UniTed MeThOdiST, 411 Layton Road: Sunday Service 10 a.m. Sunday school/teen program during Sunday service. Pastor is Don Gilchrist. 570-587-2578. ChURCh OF The ePiPhanY, 25 Church Hill, Glenburn Township/Dalton. Sunday 8 a.m.: spoken Holy Eucharist; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist with music. 570-563-1564;; ClaRkS GReen aSSeMBlY OF GOd, 204 S Abington Road, Clarks Green. Sundays: worship services at 9 and 11 a.m., preschool church and childcare at 9 a.m., Rooted Kid, preschool church and childcare at 11 a.m. Wednesdays: Rooted Youth, young adults, adult studies, childcare at 7 p.m. Rooted Kids Sports (grades one to six) at S. Abington Park 6:30-8 p.m., June 14 to Aug. 30. Senior pastor: Dan Miller; associate/children’s pastor: Brian Mascaro. 570-586-8286,, ClaRkS GReen UniTed MeThOdiST, 119 Glenburn Road. Sunday worship: 10 a.m., Sunday school during the service. Bible study: Sundays at 7 p.m.; Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Christian book study: Mondays at 7 p.m. 570-586-8946. Pastor is Rev. John Bondhus. ClaRkS SUMMiT UniTed MeThOdiST, 1310

Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit. Sunday services: 8 and 10 a.m. (nursery care available during the 10 a.m. service). Sunday school: 9 a.m. Youth group and Bible studies classes. Email secretary1310@comcast. net. Andy Weidner is pastor. 570-587-2571.

COUnTRYSide COMMUniTY, 14011 Orchard Drive in Clarks Summit. Sunday school 9 a.m. Worship service Sundays, 10 a.m. Mondays: Bible study, 10 a.m. Prayer Group, 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays: Choir, 7 p.m. Thursdays: Bible study, 10 a.m. Third Tuesday of month: Warm Hugs Outreach, 9 a.m. Second Friday of the month: family game night, 6:30 p.m. 570-587-3206. Rev. Mark Terwilliger is pastor. CROSSROadS, 312 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Sunday service, 10 a.m. Nursery is available. Woman’s Bible study and prayer meeting, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Men’s meeting last Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. Jamie Overholser is lead pastor. 570-650-3784. dalTOn UniTed MeThOdiST,

125 S. Turnpike Road in Dalton. Sunday school: 9:45 a.m. Sunday service: 11 a.m. The food cupboard serves the Abington area Mondays at 6 p.m. Donations of non-perishable foods are always welcome. 570-563-2789.

eaST BenTOn UniTed MeThOdiST, 200 Jordan Hollow Road in Dalton. Sunday worship Service 9 a.m. Adult Sunday school immediately following. Pastor is Mark E. Obrzut Sr. 570-563-2370. evanGeliCal FRee BiBle,

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Road, South Abington Township. Sunday services: Prayer, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:15 a.m. Kids clubs (grades one to six): Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Youth group (grades seven-12): Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Women’s Bible study: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Men’s group: Saturdays, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Pastor is Rev. Mike Measley. 570-586-5557.

FiRST BaPTiST OF aBinGTOn, 1216 N. Abington Road, Waverly. Sunday worship: 11 a.m. Adult or youth Sunday school: 10 a.m. 570--587-4492. FiRST PReSBYTeRian OF ClaRkS SUMMiT,

300 School Street, Clarks Summit. Worship service: Sunday at 10 a.m. Nursery is available. Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m. chapel choir (for young children); 6:15 p.m. The WAY Christian education program for adults and children; 7:15 p.m. teen and adult choir; 8:30 p.m. teen and adult bell choir. 570-586-6306; office@; Rev. William G. Carter is pastor.

GRaCe BaPTiST OF The aBinGTOnS, 11 Pine Tree Drive, Dalton. Sunday service 10:30 a.m. (nursery provided). Sunday school/Bible study for all ages, 9:30 a.m. Bible study and prayer meeting, Wednesday, 7 p.m. (Youth group and children’s program at the same time.) Pastor is Ben Rust. 570-563-2206. heRiTaGe BaPTiST ChURCh, 415 Venard Road, Clarks Summit. Sunday services 9 and 10:30 a.m. 570-587-2543. Glenn Amos is pastor. OUR ladY OF The aBinGTOnS, 207 Seminary Road, Dalton. Mass schedule: Saturday, 6 p.m. and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Email: ST. GReGORY PaRiSh, 330 N. Abington Road in Clarks Green. Weekday Mass: 7 a.m. Reconcilation 4-4:45 p.m. Saturday. Weekend Masses: 5 p.m. Saturday, 8 and 10 a.m. and noon Sunday. Rev. John M. Lapera is pastor. 570-587-4808. churchofstgreg@ ST. PaTRiCk, 205 Main St. in Nicholson. Mass schedule: Saturday, 4 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. Email: TRiniTY lUTheRan, 205 W. Grove St. in Clarks Summit. Fall worship schedule: Sunday worship services at 8:15 and 10:30. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Adult education at 9:30 a.m. Interim pastor is Rev. Jeffrey Bohan. office@TrinityLutheranCS. Church office: 570-587-1088. Preschool: 570-5865590. WaveRlY COMMUniTY, 101 Carbondale Road. 10 a.m. Sundays: Badge of Honor, ages 2 to 12, to help children grow in their character, understanding of the Bible and relationship with Jesus Christ. 10 a.m. Sundays: Sunday school. 11 a.m. Sundays: worship service, 7 p.m. Wednesdays: House Church. Contact the church for the location. Pastor is the Rev. James Cohen. 570-587-2280. WaveRlY UniTed MeThOdiST, 105 Church St. in Waverly. Worship service Sunday at 9 a.m. Pastor is Rev. Michelle Whitlock. 570-586-8166; THE ABINGTON SUBURBAN




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through grade five. • Lego club, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Legos are provided. Kindergarten through grade five. • Math & Science Club, Monday, Oct. 30, 4:15-5 p.m. Each month, there will be different activities and challenges to complete. This after-school club is all about the fun in STEM. Kindergarten through grade four. TEENS • String art, Thursday, Oct. 12, 4-5 p.m. Choose from three string art designs (your initial, a heart, a feather) and get ready for lots of noisy activity. Please be aware: nails and hammers will be used for this program. Grades nine thorugh 12. • Touch of slime, Friday, Oct. 20, 6:307:30 p.m. Games and activities involving all things slimy and gooey. Grades five to eight. • Teen reading lounge, A book discussion, snacks and a craft. Friday, Oct. 27, 4:15-5:15 p.m. “Dear Reader” by Mary O’Connell. Grades nine through 12. Friday, Oct. 27, 5:15-6:15 p.m. “The Mysterious Benedict Society” by Trenton Lee Stewart. Grades five to eight. • DIY to Go: Teen edition, Monday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Stop by to pick up your DIY to Go kit. Grades five through 12.



Kindergarten through grade four. • Teddy bear clinic, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Bring your teddy bear for a wellness check-up. The Pediatric Outreach Group for Students of the Commonwealth Medical College will be here to help kids learn about being healthy. During this hour, they will read a short story about the importance of healthy practices. Next, they will show all of the children how to perform a physical exam on their bear. Then, the rest of the time will be spent splitting off with the children individually, and allowing them to use their medical equipment on their own bears, so please bring a bear if you have one. If not, there will be extras. Siblings welcome. Ages 2-7. • Homeschoolers @ The Library, Thursday, Oct. 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Homeschooling parents can bring their children to an educational program that aims to enrich their home-learning experience. They will enjoy hands-on projects, stories, short videos and more. Kindergarten through grade six. • Minecraft meet-up, Friday, Oct. 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Love to play Minecraft? Interested in meeting with other kids who do too? Bring your devices, books, and creativity and play/discuss Minecraft with friends. No instruction provided. Kindergarten

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regardless of training or ability. Membership is open to high school and adult singArt EvEnts At GAthErinG PlAcE: On the ers. No auditions required. Two concerts fourth Friday of October, there will be the first per season: early December and early May. of a planned monthly gallery exhibit at The Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Gathering Place, 304 S. State St. in Clarks at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Summit, featuring the work of established Church music room, 1310 Morgan Highway and emerging artists of NEPA. The inauguin Clarks Summit. For more information, ral exhibit will have an opening reception on call 570-561-6005 or visit their Facebook The United Methodist Women of Clarks Friday, Oct. 27, 6-9 p.m. Throughout the year, page. Green United Methodist Church, 119 a new theme and new artistic works will be Glenburn Road in Clarks Green, will hold obsErvAtory hours chAnGE: The presented for display and sale. its fall rummage sale on Thursday, Oct. Thomas G. Cupillari astronomical observaArea artists, including student artists, 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Friday, Oct. tory has begin its fall program on Wedneswho are interested in showing and selling 6, 9 a.m. to noon. Clothing, household days and Fridays through Friday, Nov. 17. their work, are encouraged to submit up items, books, toys and other items will be to five pieces that fit this month’s theme: The astronomical programs will feature an on sale. Proceeds fund the many mission “People.” A juried panel will select the works illustrated lecture and weather-permitted projects of the United Methodist Women. to be displayed from all genres including observation through telescopes. The main objects planned for observation include painting, photography, glass, ceramics, jewelry, fiber and metal in abstract or more the moon, the planets, double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. Open to the Dalton United Methodist Church, 125 traditional approaches. public and free of charge, the fall sessions Entries may be submitted by emailing S. Turnpike Road in Dalton, will hold its at the Observatory will be held regardless fall rummage sale on Friday, Oct 6, 8 a.m. a high-resolution, digital image to Gatherto 1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Food service and a by Wednesday, Sept. of sky conditions and will be cancelled only by the threat of severe weather. Large 27. For further details, artists should visit bake sale will be available. On Saturday, or call 570-954-6650. groups such as school classes, scouts and Oct. 7, 8 a.m. to noon, there will be a bag community organizations interested in atIn addition to Fourth Friday Gallery sale. Drop offs will be accepted on Tuesday tending a session may call 570-945-8402 or exhibit, The Gathering Place will also hold and Wednesday, Oct. 3 and 4, 9 a.m. to 6 email to arrange p.m. Seasonal items welcomed. No shoes, an Art Market on the second Saturday of a private appointment. The observatory the month, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The electronics, TVs or large appliances. For is on Route 107, approximately two miles Art Market is a venue in which artists and information, call 570-563-1280 or 570craftspeople of many genres can exhibit and west of Interstate 81’s exit 202. For more 563-1619. information, visit their creations in a nonjuried forum. Last month’s market featured potters, jewelry designers, purse and clothing creators, Do you know a little one who is interand more. Area artisans who wish to take ested in music? A child who might like to part can find more details at test the musical waters with a fun-filled hour learning the violin, cello or bass? The In addition to the displayed works, each Gathering Place for Community, Arts & Second Saturday will have a live demonstraEducation is offering an Introduction to tion. This month’s program will feature Strings class for children ages 6-10. The Emily Rancier’s presentation of her felting class will be taught by musician Colleen skills.

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FArmEr’s mArkEt: The Abington Farmer’s Market will run every Saturday until Oct. 29, at the former Rainbow Market location on Route 6/11 in South Abington Township. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

mEdicArE counsElinG: In partnership with the Voluntary Action Center, the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road in Waverly Township, will host informational Medicare counseling sessions for area residents. An APPRISE counselor — from Pennsylvania’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program, which is overseen by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging — will be available on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1-3 p.m. The sessions will take place in the Mary Benjamin Room in the Comm’s South Wing. The sessions are for those who are new to Medicare, contemplating retirement or if you have received mailings from your plan that you don’t understand. The APPRISE counselor will also screen beneficiaries to see if they may qualify for subsidy programs to help pay for Medicare costs. The sessions are free as a service to the community. oPEn jAm sEssion: Mondays, 6-8 p.m. Bring an instrument and jump in to this weekly musical session. Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit. 570586-1380.


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Knights of Columbus Abington Council No. 6611 will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet on Sunday, Oct. 8, at Our Lady of the Abingtons church hall in Dalton, 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $8; $5 for kids younger than 12, and will be available

rEc cEntEr hours: The Newton Recreation Center, 1814 Newton Ransom Blvd., has begun fall and winter hours, which will continue through May, 2018: weekdays 9 a.m. to noon and 3-8:30 p.m. Saturdays 10 am to 5 p.m. and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. communuity sinGErs: The Wally Gordon Community Singers invite you to sing with them for their 2017-18 season. Based in Clarks Summit, this group was founded 35 years ago to give local people an opportunity to pursue the love of choral music,


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