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T H E VO I C E O F T H E A B I N G T O N S

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COUNTRY BAZAAR

PHOTOS By ELIzABETH BAUmEISTER / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

People take in the view at St. Benedict’s Church Saturday evening during the annual bazaar, held Aug. 2-4.

Our Lady of the Snows music director Stephen Murphy performs with his band Black Tie Stereo at the parish’s Country Bazaar.

Al Ondosh, left, draws a caricature of Aiden Quinn during Our Lady of the Snows Parish’s Country Bazaar Saturday evening, Aug. 4 at St. Benedict’s Church.

Tisha D’Azzo and Rowan, 2, dance to the music of Black Tie Stereo.

JULIE JEFFERY MANWARREN | SUBURBAN LIFE

Our community rocks SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — It was a beautiful day, but my spirit was low as I set off on a walk through South Abington Park. I went a short distance before seeing the first one. The rock’s bright colors contrasted against the earth tones around it. Its painted message was simple: “Shine.”

LINDA SCOTT | IN THE ABINGTONS

Farm to Fork dinner scheduled

CLARKS SUMMIT — People can enjoy a summer evening out with fine food and wine while supporting United Neighborhood Center’s (UNC) Community Health Department. UNC’s Farm to Fork dinner will be held at Stone Meadow Gardens, 1273 Country Club Road on Saturday, Aug. 18. The evening will begin with a reception on the patio at 6 p.m. followed by dinner in the Please see Community Rocks, barn space at 7 p.m. TickPage 12 It felt like a gift. A few steps later, I came across more. “You are loved,” one proclaimed. “Smile,” another read. “Hope” was spelled out on the next. These words of encouragement lined the trail. A butterfly was painted on

Mickey Mastriani volunteers in the flower tent.

ELIZABETH BAUMEISTER Suburban Subplots

Summer sounds Windows down and music up — that’s how I roll in the summertime. Which is fortunate, because the air conditioning in my car has been broken all summer. I’m in no hurry to get it fixed because I rarely use it. If the radio or speakers stopped working, however, emergency repairs would be in immediate order. The first thing I check when test-driving a vehicle isn’t under the hood. (I wouldn’t know what to look for there.) As soon as the key turns in the ignition, I search for the radio’s power button. After all, a music enthusiast needs to keep her priorities straight. I love driving through the country with the wind rushing through my hair and the sound of my favorite tunes drowning out the cares of life (and any weird noises my car may start making at any given time). But even more so I love — when I’m not driving — to close my eyes and lose myself in the music, especially at a live concert. It doesn’t matter who’s performing or what genre or category of music they perform — even if it isn’t what I listen to on a regular basis. If it’s live music, it’s almost always good music, in my book. And if it’s an outdoor concert, even better. I caught part of Black Tie Stereo’s set Saturday at the Country Bazaar at St. Benedict’s Church in Newton Township and wished I could have stayed for the whole thing. It was my first time hearing the local band, although I’d heard good things about them. That’s one thing I love most about summertime in the Abingtons and northeast Pennsylvania — there are plenty of local outdoor events featuring live music throughout the season. Some of my favorites are the Lakeside Wednesday Concert Series at Hillside Park, the Dalton Fire Company Carnival and Music on the Lawn at the Lake Please see Summer Sounds, Page 12

What’s inside

Calendar ........................ 2 Contest .......................... 3 ets are $100 per person and can be purchased by calling Jill Eidenberg at 570-346-0759, ext. 114 or online at uncnepa.org/ farmtofork. State Street Grill will prepare the meal using foods from local farmers who participate in UNC’s South Side farmers market. “This event brings together supporters of UNC and its mission-sponsors, neighbors, local business owners and board mem-

bers,” said Jill Eidenber, director of development at United Neighborhood Services. “It is an opportunity to gather and give thanks that our resources can continue to help the lives of our less fortunate neighbors in need.” The menu includes: heirloom tomato basil gazpacho, baked calkin’s creamery brie, fig jam, Hardler Farm cured Please see Fork, Page 12

Obituaries ....................... 4 Library events ................. 5 Celebrations ................... 6 Just for Fun .................... 8 Sports ...................... 9, 10 Classifieds ................... 11

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR UPCOMING AUG. 11 Christy Mathewson Day: Saturday, Aug. 11 at Keystone College and in downtown Factoryville. For info and a full schedule: visit bit.ly/2M3jBfv. AUG. 13-17 Children’s summer art camp: “Portraits”: with Marylou Chibirka, Monday through Friday, Aug. 13-17, 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Scout Room at the Waverly Community House, 1115 Nor th Abington Road. For info: 570-586-8191. AUG. 14 Book club: The next meeting of the Mysteries and Detectives Book Club will be held Tuesday, Aug. 14, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Abington Community Library. The book selection for the month is Tarquin Hall’s “The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken,” a Vish Puri mystery. The author for September is Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg. AUG. 17 C o c k t a i l s Fo r t h e Courts: Friday, Aug. 17, 6-8 p.m. on the back lawn of the Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road. Includes food, drinks and music by Rich Jenkins. Tickets: $35; purchase online, at the Comm office or at the door. For info: 570-586-8191. AUG. 18 UNC dinner fundraiser: United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) will host the fourth annual Farm to Fork dinner Saturday, Aug. 18, 6 p.m. at Stone Meadow Gardens in Clarks Summit.

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The farm fresh gourmet meal will be catered by State Street Grill, using fresh food from local farmers who par ticipate in UNC’s South Side Farmers Market. Proceeds will support UNC’s Community Health Department, which helps low-income, at-risk people receive access to and navigate health care. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by contacting Jill Eidenberg at 570-346-0759, ext. 114 or online at uncnepa.org/farmtofork. AUG. 19 & SEPT. 16 Cars & Coffee: Sundays, Aug. 19 and Sept. 16, 9-11 a.m. on the back lawn of the Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road. No registration necessary. For info: 570-586-8191. AUG. 25 Free yoga class: Saturday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m. at South Abington Park with Mission Yoga. The Free community yoga class will be open level for one hour. There will be a free kids yoga class for ages 5-10 at the same time. Bring a mat if you have one. If it rains, the class will move into Mission Yoga’s new location a c ro s s f ro m t h e p a rk . For more info: missionyoga.com. Countryside Community Church Chicken Barbecue: Saturday, Aug. 25 at the church, 14011 Orchard Drive, Newton Township. Take-out or eat-in. Advance sale tickets guarantee dinner until 6 p.m. Limited walk in dinners available. Cost: $10. Pick up at the lower entrance. For tickets, call 570-587-3206 or email countrysideoffice@yahoo.com by Sunday, Aug. 19. SEPT. 8 Equines for Freedom’s Third Annual Golf Tournament: Saturday, Sept. 8 at Stone Hedge Golf Course. Funds raised will help provide free assistance to veterans and first responders who struggle with post traumatic stress. Golfers can register online at equinesforfreedom.org. Non golfers who wish to support the cause may sponsor holes or make donations by mailing a check to Equines for Freedom, PO Box 53, Factoryville, PA, 18419. For more info: email EFF@equinesforfreedom.org or call 570-665-2483. SEPT. 11 Community Remembrance Flag Ceremony: Tuesday, Sept. 11, 9 a.m. at the Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road. For info: 570-586-8191.

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Rec center: The Newton Recreation Center, 1814 Newton-Ransom Blvd., began its summer hours, which will r un Advertising Account through Tuesday, Sept. 18. Executives They are: weekdays 10 Casey Cunningham a.m. to 6 p.m. The center 570-348-9100, ext. 5458 will be closed on Saturccunningham days and Sundays. @timesshamrock.com Abington Far mers John Kozlosky Market: Runs every Sat570-348-9100, ext. 3027 urday through Oct. 27, 9 jrzeszewski a.m. to 3 p.m. at the former @timesshamrock.com Rainbow Market site on Routes 6&11. Photographer Hillside Park Farmers Emma Black eblack@timesshamrock.com market: The Hillside Park Farmers Market is open 570-348-9100, ext. 5447 Thursdays through Oct. 25, 2-6 p.m. at Hillside Staff Writer Clayton Over Park, 1188 Winola Road in cover@timesshamrock.com South Abington Township. 570-348-9100, ext. 5363 State rep. outreach: A staff member from state Contributors Rep. Marty Flynn’s office Joshua Arp w i l l p r ov i d e o u t r e a ch Maria Fanning assistance from 9 a.m. to Teri Lyon noon on the third WednesJulie Jeffery Manwarren day of the month, alterLinda Scott nating between the Clarks Green Borough Building, The Abington Suburban 104 N. Abington Road and welcomes all photos and the South Abington Townsubmissions. There is no ship Building’s secondcharge for publication, but all floor meeting room, 104 photos and submissions run Shady Lane Road in Chinon a “space available” chilla. Flynn’s staff can basis. The editor reserves help with PennDOT paperthe right to reject any or all wo rk , L I H E A P w i n t e r submissions. Deadline for submissions is heating assistance, unemployment compensation, by noon the Friday before workers’ compensation, publication date. PAC E / PAC E N E T p r e The Abington Suburban scription-drug coverdoes not accept letters to age, unclaimed properthe editor. ty searches and any other Opinions of independent state-related matter. Call columnists do not neces570-342-4348 for more sarily reflect those of the Abington Suburban staff. information.

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Rotary club sets date for Taste of the Abingtons

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The Rotary Club of the Abingtons’ 14th Annual Taste of the Abingtons is slated for Sunday, Sept. 30 from 5-8 p.m. at the Ramada in South Abington Township. Admission of $25 provides samplings from 30 local vendors who provide their signature dishes, beverages and desserts. Committee members, from left, first row: Chris Calvey Jr., co-chairs Steve Selige and Diane Calabro and Noreen Thomas. Second row: Jim Pravlik, Warren Watkins, Gus Vlassis, Kim Baldoni and Gail Cicerini. Third row: Bill Fleming, Bruce Valentine, Dave Griffen and Roger Mattes.

JOSHUA ARP | gREEn SCEnE

Pruning: past, present, future An unexpected convergence of ideas came to me on my most recent travels. Saturday, I came across several problematic red maples at Seven Points State Park. If you look closely at the photo, you can see that the tree by which I am standing has a past, present and future need of pruning. There are at least two major flaws in the tree. First, as is common in red maples — and if you want to see red maples with similar problems you have to travel no farther than the softball fields at Hillside Park — the tree has multiple codominant stems with included bark. This flaw means that as the tree grows older and the stems get thicker, they function as structural competitors rather than as structural complements. A tree with untreated codominant stems and included bark is simply on death row, waiting for the right combination of wind, rain, and/or snow load to execute the sentence. The second flaw is rubbing branches. At the top of the photo, you can see that the multiple stems of the tree h ave p ro d u c e d l at er a l branches — as we expect stems to do — but the branches are damaging the other

stems. In other words, the tree is wounding itself. Now I never like to make guarantees about the future of trees, but according to conventional arboricultural knowledge, either of these two flaws jeopardize the future of the tree, anyone or anything under it, and the resources of those responsible for cleaning up the mess. Pruning in the past would have been ideal, before the flaws became integral to the tree. Pruning in the present would be expensive and difficult. Pruning in the future would have to be limited in its scope, and would certainly require the external aid of cables and braces. Of course, if the tree had been left in the forest, or would never interact with humans, it would have pruned itself or been a risk to no one. Past, present, and future brings me to the other subjects of the photo. My son, Clement corresponds to the tree in the past, I correspond to the tree in the present, and, of course my son’s grandfathers (not pictured) would correspond to the tree in the future. While travelling with my family, I spoke at length with my sister, and confessed that as a parent, I want to protect my children

from an endless array of harmful addictive behaviors and poverty of any kind. I want to prune and fertilize for their flourishing. Now it occurs to me that like the tree in the present, I might have some major flaws that need correction, even though it might take more drastic measures. And, of course, all good pruning of trees or

humans requires a tree surgeon with a solid standard. Adult “trees” also need willingness. Joshua arp is an isa-certified municipal specialist, clarks summit’s municipal arborist and operator of an organic lawn and landscape maintenance business. reach him at Josarhuap@aol.com.

COURT NOTES ESTATES FILED ■ Ruth M. Reese, also known as Ruth Reese, 135 E. Atherton St., Taylor, letters testamentary to burton Reese, 19 Oakford glen, Waverly Twp. ■ Zita D. Stone, 19 Forest glen Drive, Scranton, letters testamentary to Mary-Zita Stone, 835 Throop St., Dickson City, and James E. Stone, 301 layton Road, box 43, Chinchilla. ■ Olga R. gulla, 950 Morgan highway, South Abington Twp., letters testamentary to harriet Fike, also known as harriet g. Fike, 73 Parkland Drive, Clarks Summit. ■ Anna Maggio, also known as Anna Mattia Maggio, 1819 luzerne St., Scranton, letters testamentary to Randall Winters, 2423 Red Oak Drive, Clarks Summit. ■ James Dapsis, also known as James William Dapsis, 104 Whites Drive, Dalton, letters of administration to Judy Dapsis, same address. MARRIAGE LICENSES ■ nicole Marie Marzani and Kevin Chester lewis, both of Clarks Summit. ■ Joshua Christopher heffner, northumberland, and Abigail

Marie Mappes, Clarks Summit. ■ Susan heller and Ronald Jerome hazlett, both of Clarks Summit. PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS ■ Allen M. and Joyce Cornell Papp, Clarks Summit, to lindelou Strain, Clarks Summit; a property at 1402 Summit Pointe, Scranton, for $75,000. ■ lindelou Strain, Clarks Summit, to Alan D. and beth l. Roby, San Diego; two parcels on haven lane, Clarks Summit, for $199,550. ■ Edward M. and Christine A. Kane, Abington Twp., to gurkaramjit Khaira and Amandeep Kaur, Olean, n.y.; a property at 104 Morningside Drive, Waverly Twp., for $635,000. ■ brian J. and Jaime M. litts, Clarks green, to Arthur J. Jordan iii and Alysha l. Marzani, Scranton; a property at 281 Short hill Ave., Clarks green, for $175,000. ■ Jeremy J. and nicole h. Wentz, lackawanna County, to Daniel Robert Ruane and Ashley b. Stampien, lackawanna County; a property at 170 E. Edgewood Drive, South Abington Twp., for $260,000. ■ Donald A. and Christine R.

Wydeen, glenburn Twp., to Kevin and holly Shane, Colora, Md.; a property at 300 S. Turnpike Road, glenburn Twp., for $355,000. STATE TAX LIENS ■ Ruthann White, 328 harwood Ave., Clarks Summit; $1,485.59. ■ nV Petroleum llC, 801 northern blvd., South Abington Twp.; $3,770.05. ■ Christopher l. and Alison M. Rothwell, 200 Sean Drive, South Abington Twp.; $3,233.59. ■ Satish Mallik, 205 Carpenter hill Road, South Abington Twp.; $6,328.43.

■ William D. Donahoe, individually and as responsible party of Panes Et Pisces llC, 100 grouse hill Road, north Abington Twp.; $640.50. ■ Christopher g. Sr. and Sharon E. langan, 1218 Country Club Road, Clarks Summit; $903.20. ■ Milissa S. lord, 1325 huntington lane, Dalton; $5,082.94. ■ nichelle M. hricenak, 111 Junction St., Clarks Summit; $893.91. ■ bruce n. and brenda Shay, 501 Winola Road, Clarks Summit; $833.36. ■ nicholas Stanley, 16052 Airport Drive, Dalton; $77,773.87.

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Dorm room shopping, packing

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The high school graduation cap and gown have been cleaned and safely stored away. The initial college paperwork is done and the first-semester bill has been paid (gulp!). The roommates have met. Two weeks before my Carolyn leaves for college, what else is there to do but go shopping? Back-to-school clothes shopping? No worries. Been there, done that. But dorm shopping, that’s new to her. Sure, her older sisters did it “a few” years ago, but they did it a little too well, for the first year, at least. In their determination to never go without during the first time living on their own, they might have overpacked just a bit. Carlyle Hicks, director of residence life at Keystone College in LaPlume, said taking too much stuff to college is a common mistake. The director of Keystone’s six residence halls and three houses said students too often “are bringing everything they own to school.” “Students often forget that they will be returning home at the end of each semester,” he said. Another common mistake, according to Hicks, is bringing several packages of food and drinks. “They will have access to those items throughout the academic year,” the director said. “I’ve seen many unopened packages discarded when students move out.” Hicks said it is important to be practical and keep the size of your dorm room in mind when shopping and packing. The majority of dorm rooms at Keystone College are one of two sizes, Hicks

There are do’s and don’ts for furnishing a dorm room at Keystone College. leges and universities do not have storage space to accommodate students’ belongings during the summer." ■ Make sure you are aware of the college’s policies regarding prohibited items. “Many colleges do not allow candles, grills, dart boards, etc.,” he said. In addition to these items mentioned by Hicks, others not accepted at Keystone College, according to its website, include halogen and lava lamps, unauthorized microwaves/refrigerators, air conditioners, space heaters, hot plates, wall paint and pets, with the exception of fish, frogs or other aquatic animal (10-gallon tank or smaller.) Following the rules of your school will save a lot of unnecessary time and expense, and will eliminate the stress of dorm overload. Unpacking and arranging your new room will be a breeze, so you can get a head start on the fun of college life.

said – 12-by-10-foot and 10-by-10-foot, for two-person occupancy. Many colleges and universities like Keystone post suggested dorm room packing lists on their websites. The Keystone list includes items such as a laptop or computer, power strip with surge protector, extra-long sheets, blankets, pillows, towels, alarm clock, calendar, plastic shower caddy, soap, laundry basket and detergent, area rug, desk lamp, trash can and trash bags, bowls, cups, plates and utensils and a can opener. A complete list is available at keystone.edu. Carolyn is using a similar list from her school, Lehigh University, as a guide. Here is Hicks’ best shopping/packing advice: ■ Consult with your roommate prior to moving in. “Bulky items such as TVs, game systems and microfridges can be shared to alleviate overcrowding in the room,” he said. ■ Remember that everything you bring with you, you will have to take back home. Hicks noted, “Most col-

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Gayle L. Smith, Ph.D

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July 29, 2018

Gayle L. Smith, Ph.D of Dalton, passed away on July 29, 2018. Born on July 5, 1946 on Long Island, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Franklin and Doris (Victores) Leppin. She is survived by D av i d Wo o dyat t , h e r l ov i n g h u s b an d of almost 22 years. G ay l e g r a d u at e d from West Hempstead High School, then earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver. She went on to ear n her master’s de g ree and doctorate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Gayle was the cons u m m a t e e d u c a t o r. She was a professor of 19th century American literature at Penn State Scranton for 33 years. In addition, she was an accomplished writer who had her wo rk s p u bl i s h e d i n Emerson Society Papers and the Concord Saunterer. Gayle had a love for all animals, but held a special fondness for cats. In addition to her husband, she is surv ive d by d a u g h t e r, Amanda Smith Froling and her husband,

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Jim, West Bloomfield, Mich. She is also survived by granddaughters, Kate and Kara Froling. T h e f a m i l y wo u l d especially like to thank Dr. Peter Cognetti and the staff of Allied Services Hospice, who took loving care of Gayle in her final days. A funeral service w a s h e l d T h u r s d ay, Aug. 2 from the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit, Pa. Inter ment was to follow at the Hickory G r o ve C e m e t e r y i n Waverly. Friends were invited to call from on Wednesday, Aug. 1. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations m ay b e mad e to t h e donor’s favorite animal charity.

Matthew J. Davis, 24, of Newton Twp., died tragically in an auto accident on the Morgan Highway on Saturday, July 28. Born on Aug. 10, 1993, he was the beloved son of Edward J. and Carolyn Diskin Davis, Newton Twp. Born in Scranton and raised in Newton Twp., Matthew was a graduate of Abington Heights class of 2012 and furthered his education at Johnson College, where he received his welding certification. A free spirit, Matt was musically inclined having the ability to play several musical instruments, his guitar being his favorite and he was always singing. Matt was a multi-talented; a jack of all trades in the creative department, especially writing, illustrating, printing and animating. Matt was such a kind, sincere and positive person, he will never know how many lives he changed for the better. He regarded his family and friends as the greatest gift in life, and he cherished every moment he had with his loved ones. Although his presence will be deeply missed, he will forever be remembered as a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. In addition to his par-

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Frank “Ted” Basalyga

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F r a n k “ Te d ” Basalyga, South Abington Twp., died Friday night at Allied Hospice in Scranton. He was the widower of Florence “Dolly” Basalyg a, who died on July 13, 2014. Bor n in Scranton, he was the son of the late Alexander and Stephanie Rydzanycz Basalyga. Before his retirement, he was a salesman for Hor nbeck Chevrolet and earlier Crea Cadillac. He was a member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Greek Catholic Church and a United States Navy veteran. Te d w a s a l ov i n g husband, father and grandfather who deeply cared for and enjoyed spending time with his family. S u r v iv i n g a re a d a u g h t e r, A n d r e a Basalyga-Phillips and her husband, Peter, East Benton; t wo s o n s, T h oma s and his wife, Colleen, Scranton; and Raymond and his wife, Sherri, South Abingt o n T w p. ; fo u r s i s ters, Lovely Swingle, Daria Schuster, Dolores Naglak and Sonia Fueshko; nine grandchildren, Jared and Trent Phillips, Garr e t t , Z a c h a r y, A l i Nicole, Alicia, Justin and Paige Basalyga; and Brittney Hiller and her husband, Ryan; two g reatgrandchildren, Liam and Ryleigh Hiller; his beloved dog, Sally; and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a son, Glenn Basalyg a, on Nov. 6 1986; three sisters, Annie Pivovarnik, Mary Kneiss and Olg a Dzbinski; and four brothers, Russ, Jose ph, John and Peter Basalyga. A funeral service was held Wednesday, Aug. 1 from the Lawr e n c e E . Yo u n g Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit, celebrated by t h e Rev. D a n i e l Vaskalis. Inter ment was to follow at Abington Hills Cemetery, South Abington Twp. The family received friends Tuesday, July 31 from 5-8 p.m. with Panachida service at 7:30; and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Scranton, PA 18517. For directions or to send an online condolence, visit the funeral home website.

Matthew Pisanchyn, 29, of South Abington Twp., passed from this life tra gically early S at u rd ay m o r n i n g from injuries sustained in a car accident. Matt was bor n March 11, 1989 to parents, Dr. Gary and Ann Pipcho Pisanchyn. He was a 2007 graduate of Abington Heights High School, 2011 graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and Ger man, and a 2013 graduate of Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor of Science in geology. He was curre n t ly e m p l oye d by Acker Drill Company in the inter national sales division. Matt had an introspective view of the world, and was fascinated by ancient Roman history, antique silver and all things culinary. Our family has been exposed to cultures and cuisines from all over the world, thanks to his curiosities, interests and the time he took to translate ancient Roman cookbooks. Matt was also a voracious reader and absorbed knowledge, which he shared with anyone who was lucky enough to be in his presence. Matt’s latest project was a wooded parcel of land that he, his brother and father bought together in a remote area of norther n Wa y n e C o u n t y. H e spent endless hours classifying and collecti n g n at ive p l a n t s, which would soon be planted in his garden. In addition to his parents, Matt is survived by a brother, Daniel, of Philadelphia; a sister, Amy, of Pittsburgh; maternal grandmother, Dorothy Pipcho; paternal grandparents, Joseph and Dorothy Pisanchyn; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Robert Pipcho. T h e f a m i ly wo u l d like to extend their heartfelt g ratitude and appreciation to all friends and family who have assisted us in this tragedy. “Death smiles at us all, but all a man can do is smile back” — M a r c u s Au r e l i u s , Meditations. Family and friends were invited to pay their respects on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at Solfanelli-Fiorillo Fune ral Home Inc., 1 0 3 0 N. M a i n Ave. , Scranton. Please visit the funeral home website for information.

Bohan. office@TrinityLutheranCS. Church office: 570-587-1088. Preschool: 570-586-5590. TrinityLutheranCS.com. 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. We d n e s d a y s : H o u s e

Church. Contact the church for the location. Pastor is the Rev. James Cohen. 570-587-2280. james@waverlycommunitychurch.org. Wave rl y U M C , 105 Church St. in Waverly. Worship service Sunday at 8:45 a.m. Pastor is Rev. Michelle Whitlock. 570586-8166; (waverlyumc@ gmail.com.a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Pastor is Rev. Michael Shambora. 570457-2499.

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ents, he is survived by a brother, Ryan Davis, Newton Twp.; and two sisters, Taylor Davis and fiancé, Michael Becchetti, Mooresville, N.C.; and Grace D av i s, N ew t o n T w p. ; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Carol Bauer Diskin, Newton Twp.; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Edward J. and Marilyn Walsh Davis. A private memorial service will be held by the family at the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St., Taylor. To share a memory or extend condolences, please visit the funeral home website. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marley’s Mission, 2150 Port Royal Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411; or St. Joseph’s Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.

AREA CHURCH SERVICES Chinchilla UMC, 411 Layton Road: Sunday Serv i c e 1 0 a . m . S u n d ay school/teen program during Sunday service. Pastor is Don Gilchrist. 570-5872578. Church Of The Epiphany, 25 Church Hill, Glenburn Township/Dalton. quiet, no-music Communion service on Saturdays at 5 p.m. with a pot luck

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caro. 570-586-8286, clarksgreenassembly@gmail. com, cgassembly.com. Clarks Green UMC, 119 Glenburn Road. Sunday worship: 10 a.m., Sunday school during the service. Prayer meeting: We d n e s d ay s , 1 0 a . m . Christian book study: Mondays at 7 p.m. 570586-8946. Pastor is Rev. John Bondhus. Clarks Summit UMC, 1310 Morgan Highway. Sunday services: 8 and 10 a.m. with live streaming of the 10 a.m. service on the church’s Facebook page. Contact: 570587-2571; secretary1310@ comcast.net; clarkssummitumc.com. Rev. Andy Weidner is pastor. Evang elical Free Bible, 431 Carbondale Road, South Abington Township. Sunday services: Prayer, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school and small groups, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:15 a.m. 570-586-5557. Website: EFBC.family. First Presbyterian of Clarks Summit, 300 S ch o o l S t re e t , C l a rk s Summit. Worship service: Sunday at 10 a.m. N u r s e r y i s ava i l abl e. 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 c h o i r. 5 7 0 - 5 8 6 - 6 3 0 6 ; office@fpccs.org; fpccs. o r g . Re v. Wi l l i a m G. Carter is pastor. Heritage Baptist, 415 Venard Road, Clarks Summit. Sunday services 9 and 10:30 a.m. 570-587-2543. Glenn Amos is pastor. info@wearehbc.com. wearehbc.com. Parker Hill, 607 North Abington Road, Clarks Summit. Worship services Sundays, 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Lead pastor is Mark Stuenzi. 570-586-0646 parkerhill@parkerhill.org. parkerhill.org. 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. 570-5874808. churchofstgre g@ gmail.com. Trinity Lutheran, 205 W. Grove St. in Clarks Summit. Summer worship schedule: Sunday worship services at 9:30 a.m. Interim pastor is Rev. Jeffrey

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Abington Community Library events All Ages Summerquest Bash, Friday, Aug. 10, 1-3 p.m. Celebrate all your hard work during the SummerQuest challenge. Stop by anytime during these two hours for some fun and games inside and outside. Meet children’s book author Karen Yarrish, who will read her picture book “Springtime Birds in My Backyard” at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Create a snack for the birds in your backyard. Browse the library’s Usborne Book Fair and purchase books and greeting cards. The Library will receive 50 percent of all sales back in free books to add to its collection. Then head next door to Fidelity Bank, where the Fidelity Bank Sweets and Treats Van will hand out special treats for SummerQuest participants. Don’t forget to bring in your SummerQuest log for prizes (children have until Aug. 31 to redeem their levels). Insulin Pump Support Group, Thursday, Aug. 16, 6-8:30 p.m. Are you using or thinking of using an insulin pump to manage your diabetes? Talk with diabetics who know. Join insulin pump users with/without a sensor in a group setting to share and talk about your experiences. The group is open to children, parents and senior citizens who are presently using any brand of insulin pump or are considering going on the pump. Meetings take place on the third Thursday of each month. The Great American Read Book Discussion, Monday, Aug. 20, 3-4 p.m. Talk about selected Literary/Contemporary books from the Great American Read list, which can be found online at to.pbs.org/2Hd8dzg.

Adults Caring Hands, every Monday, 1-3 p.m. Do you knit or crochet? Join this group that creates items for the library and for the less fortunate. Yarn provided. Always in Stitches, every Tuesday, 10 a.m. to noon. Stop and see what this amiable bunch of quilters and sewers is up to. Get involved in one of their many charitable endeavors or learn something new. Mah Jongg, every Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. Join this group of National Mah Jongg League, INC. players. No experience necessary. Scrabble, every Thursday, 12:30-3 p.m. Join this enthusiastic group of Scrabble players for a fun game. No registration necessary. Latin Language Club, every Friday, 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. Quilting, Thursday, Aug. 9 and 23 from 6-8 p.m. Bring your project or work on one of the library’s. Mystery and Dectective Book Club, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 7-8:30 p.m. Selection: Tarquin Hall’s “The Case of the Love Commandos,” a Vish Purl novel. Afternoon Book Club, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2-3 p.m. Selection: “The Things They

Carried” by Tim O’Brien. Technology Scheduling Session, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 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. Tasting by the Book volunteer meeting, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 7-8 p.m. Volunteer to join the fun of Tasting By The Book. This meeting is to discuss the event and needs of this fundraiser. Papercrafting With Maria Pappa, Thursday, Aug. 16, 6-8 p.m. Theme: Make It Manly. Materials Cost is $12, paid to the instructor the day of the class. All Day Craft -N- Chat, Saturday, Aug. 18, 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, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 11 a.m. to noon. 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 one-on-one meeting session. Back To School With Essential Oils With Dawn & Jim Ticonchuk, Wednesday, Aug. 23 , 6:30-7:30 p.m. Do you want to enjoy a healthier school year? This workshop will include tips, tricks and natural methods for everything from boosting the immune system to better focus during homework time, to a more restful night’s sleep. Learn how to help your family stay above the wellness line this school year. Make & Take Essential Oils Bracelet Class With Kristy Bayle, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Come make your own essential oil diffuser bracelet. Sample oil and all materials included, with detailed instructions. Be creative or follow a pattern – it’s up to you. Cost is $10.

Everhart Presents Animal Camouflage, Friday, Aug. 17, 11-11:45 a.m. A representative from the Everhart Museum will present a special workshop featuring the book “The Secrets of Animal Camouflage.” Create a work of art and learn about different ways animals disguise themselves. For students in kindergarten through second grade. Play-K: Play and Learn, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 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. No registration required. Block Party, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join in the free play with blocks, vehicles, animals and people. No throwing blocks, and no knocking someone else’s building down. No registration required. For children ages 2-7. Lego Club, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2:30-3:30 p.m. LEGOs are provided. Sponsored by the Teen Leadership Committee. For students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Minecraft Meet-Up, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Love to play Minecraft? Meet up with others who do too. Bring your devices, books and creativity and play and discuss Minecraft with friends. This group will meet in the beanbag area in the children’s library. There will be no consistent staff supervision. Parents must remain in the building with their children. No registration required. For students in first through fifth grades.

Members of the Abington Lions and Rotary clubs recently got together for a summer picnic at the home of Lion Ed Borek in Ransom Township. Picnic guests enjoyed the evening and discussed how the clubs can work together to more effectively serve their community. Some of the guests are, from left: Rotarian Steve Selige, Lions District 14H governor PDG Bill Metschulak, Ed Borek, Rotarians Jackie Mattes and John Hambrose, picnic coordinator Lion Shirley Skinner, Rotarian Jim Pravlik and Abington Lions Club president Amber Kuzma.

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“Beauty and the Beast” movie and snack. Saturday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Watch the movie and make a bookish snack. For students in fifth through 12th grades. Cupcake Wars, Session One: Tuesday, Aug. 14, 5-6:30 p.m. Session Two: Tuesday, Aug. 14, 7-8:30 p.m. It’s cupcake vs. cupcake in a tasty competition. The library will provide the cupcakes and decorative materials; you provide the vision and creativity. Judges will have the final word. Prizes will be awarded. For students in fifth through eighth grades. Musical Freeze Tag, Friday, Aug. 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cool off with musical freeze tag, water balloons and more. Children For students in fifth through eighth grades. JBOB/Bob Pizza Party, Outdoor Reading Party, Friday, Aug. 10, noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, 11 a.m. to Open to all participants of Junior Battle of the Books and noon. Bring a blanket and the book you’re currently Battle of the Books. Eat pizza and celebrate your hard work. reading and join other readers on the lawn for a reading Cookie Decorating Parparty. Snacks will be providty, Monday, Aug. 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m. All cookies and decorat- ed. For students in fifth through 12th grades. ing materials will be providDIY To Go: Teen Edition, ed; participants are asked to bring a cookie sheet if possi- Friday, Aug. 31, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. ble to use as a decorating sta- Stop by the library to pick up your DIY to go kit.For students tion. Each child will take in fifth through 12th grades. home what they decorated. For students in kindergarten through fourth grade. Make-It, Take-It Craft Register Time, Thursday, Aug. 16, 3:304:30 p.m. Drop in anytime durStop by the library, ing this hour to create a craft 1200 W. Grove St., or two. All materials will be Clarks Summit, or call provided. For students in kin570-587-3440 to register as necessary for dergarten through fourth classes and events. grade; siblings welcome.

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ship is completing summer research at Wilkes University. Ken Klemow, professor of biology and geoenvironmental science, Donald Mencer, associate professor of chemistry, and William Terzaghi, professor of biology are working jointly with students. The research goals are to complete the inventory of resveratrol and its derivatives in the various parts of male and female plants, and to complete the study of resveratrol synthesis in germinating seedlings. The students will work on creating plants that can synthesize resveratrol on demand. Steuart and Sandra Patel is a biology Bailey, Clarks Summit, major. will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday. They were married July 5, 1958, in Westminister Presbyterian Church by the late Rev. Kenneth Chittick and the late Mon-Fri 9AM to 6PM • Sat 9AM to 1PM Rev. Robert Lukens. Mrs. Bailey is the forWe accept CVS/Caremark & all Major Insurances mer Sandra Lynn Evans, daughter of the late Edward and Flor-

honor, a student must carry 12 or more credColgate University its in the semester and Gabrielle Durr of earn a 3.5 (or above) Clarks Summit grade point average. ear ned the spring Lionetti is majoring 2018 Dean’s Award in chemistry. with Distinction. Washington UniverDurr is a member of sity in St. Louis the Colgate University Jacob Linker and Class of 2019 and a Sam Linker, both of graduate of Scranton Dalton, were named to Preparatory School. the spring dean’s list at Students who receive Washington University a term grade point in St. Louis. average of 3.6 or highTo qualify for the er while completing at dean’s list, students least three courses must earn a semester during the spring 2018 grade point average of semester earn the 3.6 or above and be Dean’s Award with enrolled in at least 14 Distinction. graded units. Durr’s current major Both students are is English. enrolled in the univerCollege of New Jersey sity’s College of Arts Sondra Lionetti of and Sciences. Clarks Summit earned placement on the Research spring dean’s list at Wilkes University The College of New Jasmin Patel of Jersey. To achieve this South Abington Town-

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Announcement is made of the engagement and upcoming wedding of Ashley Brynmore Stampien, Clarks Summit, to Daniel Robert Ruane, Blakely. The bride-elect is the daughter of Dr. Jan C. Stampien, Clarks Summit, and the late Marianne F. Stampien. She is a graduate of Abington Heights High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Temple University. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Wilkes University and is a registered

nurse at Geisinger Community Medical Center. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ruane, Dunmore. He is a graduate of Bishop Hannan High School and earned an associate degree in architectural technology from Pennsylvania College of Technology. He is a journeyman electrician in IBEW Local 81 and is employed by Walsh Electrical Inc. The wedding is set for Aug. 11 in Our Lady of the Snows Church, Clarks Summit.

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ence Evans. Mr. Bailey is the son of the late Guy W. and Florence Bailey. He retired from Mastercraft Furniture, S.J. Bailey & Sons Inc., Clarks Summit, a family company, after 47 years. He is employed by Lackawanna County Veterans Affairs Division. The couple had six children, Tamara B. Block, Jefferson, New

York; Steuart J. Jr., New Bedford, Massachusetts; Alicen B. Silfies, Macungie; Jacklyn E., Clarks Summit; Robyn Quinn, Phoenixville; and the late Sandra Lynn Evans Bailey. They also have nine grandchildren. They marked the occasion with a family reunion at their granddaughter’s wedding in Natick, Massachusetts.

Jaime Lynne Colman and Matthew John Eldred Announcement is made of the engagement and upcoming wedding of Jaime Lynne Colman to Matthew John Eldred, both of Washington, D.C. The bride-elect is the daughter of James and Cynthia Colman, Clarks Summit. She earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and intercultural studies from Houghton Col-

lege, New York. She is pursuing a master’s degree in international relations and economics from Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, D.C. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Craig and Dianne Eldred, New Prague, Minnesota. He earned a juris doctorate from

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Keystone College hosts AmeriCorps program LA PLUME — Keystone College hosted the AmeriCorps VISTA Orientation and Training Program July 30 through Aug. 1. This is the first time the AmeriCorps VISTA members from New York and Pennsylvania came together for their orientation and training program under the New York and Pennsylvania Campus Compact. There were more than 40 young adults, 18 to 24 years of age, who participated in this orientation and training program. I conducted an interview with program consultant Lucio Perez of State College, along with some other participants, in the student restaurant on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Here are the ques-

tions and answers from that conversation: How long have you been working with AmeriCorps VISTA and the PA Campus Compact? Perez: I served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member for two years at Lock Haven University with the Trio Upward Bound Program and with the veterans on campus. Now I am working as a consultant for retreats, training programs and webinars to support the Year 2 and Year 3 AmeriCorps VISTA members. An AmeriCorps VISTA member signs up for one year of service. That same AmeriCorps VISTA member may sign up for a second year and a third year of service. Each year the Ameri-

Corps VISTA would have to re-apply for that second year or that third year of service. What are some of your goals for the upcoming year? Perez: I would like to see the positive outcomes of our AmeriCorps VISTA members’ service come to fruition. I will provide the best of my knowledge and skills to help these AmeriCorps VISTA members to succeed. What are some of your accomplishments from the past year? Perez: I got to see fifty of my high school students enter post-secondary education. Some just graduated recently. Can you tell us a bit about the AmeriCorps VISTA Orientation and Training Program?

Perez: AmeriCorps VISTA members had the opportunity to get acquainted with each other. They learned more about the work of the New York and the Pennsylvania Campus Compact. Through role plays, they were learning and understanding more about the needs of the communities they will be serving. They also learned ways that they can provide their community partners with programs that will become self-sustaining, even after the year of service ends. What are some of the skills that you are hoping the AmeriCorps VISTA members will develop and utilize? Sarah Urbanic of Pittsburgh said she gained “com-

munication skills with new people” through the training program. Kevin Collado of Kent, New York focused on “leadership development.” “The kind of work that we are doing will empower people and uplift the community,” he said. Collado believes this work is very important. Bree Scalzo of Pittsburgh believes “connecting with the other VISTA members was very helpful.” Perez found “there is always an opportunity to learn something new.” Will this group of AmeriCorps VISTA members meet for additional training throughout the coming year? Perez: There will be

quarterly meetings in different locations, as well as a fall and spring retreat for professional development. There will also be some opportunities for training online. Where are some of the service sites for these forty AmeriCorps VISTA members who will be dedicating a whole year of service to a particular service site? Perez: Some service sites will be elementary schools, high schools, colleges, upward bound programs, veteran centers and agricultural programs throughout New York and Pennsylvania. Maria Fanning is the coordinator oF civic engageMent and service learning at Keystone college.

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CLARKS GREEN — When he was young, Anthony Sebastianelli didn’t care much for the game of golf. To get him interested, his father, Gary, would let him drive the golf cart with some assistance. On Sunday, Anthony didn’t need much help from his father. The 23-year-old birdied four of the first five holes and the Sebastianellis captured their first Irving Jackman Memorial Member-Guest title with a 4 and 3 win over defending champs Brian Mahlstedt Sr. and Jr. at Glen Oak Country Club. “He’s such a great player,” Mahlstedt Sr. said. “What do you expect? We knew we worked as hard as we could to get here. We knew we had to really play outstanding just to have a chance. He could birdie every hole if he wanted to. He’s just that outstanding.” He missed a downhill 8-footer on No. 2 or he would have birdied all of the first five. “I am so proud of the way he played,” Gary Sebastianelli said. “This means everything. We’ve spent so many nights talking about it, father and son, and playing golf together. We’ve come close, but this win means everything because this is probably the last hurrah here. “He’s such a great competitor. We’ve played a lot of golf together and I’ve never seen him play this well before. Perfect. It’s what we wanted headed into the Monterey Peninsula for the (U.S.) Amateur.” Anthony Sebastianelli will leave Thursday for Pebble Beach Golf Links, site of the amateur, and he leaves a wake of success that has seen him win two memberguest tournaments in the last three weeks, and finish runner-up in the Pennsylvania Amateur. So when he stuffed a wedge to 4 feet on the par-5 first hole, it was an omen of what was coming. “I was just feeling it,” Anthony said. “I was hitting my numbers, hitting my spots

and the putts were falling. “I was striking it really well. I came up short in the state amateur because the putts weren’t falling. Today, they just started falling and it’s a good momentum wave to the U.S. Amateur.” It was also pretty good considering he put new irons and wedges in his bag on Friday. “I’m still trying to get used to them, trying to break them in, messing with some lead tape and getting the swing weights where I wanted them,” Anthony said. “Today, I felt confident hitting all different types of shots to greens.” After his father secured par to win No. 2, Anthony Sebastianelli rolled in an 8-footer to win No. 3, then put his tee ball on the uphill 182yard fourth to 9 feet and made that for a 4-up lead. Mahlstedt Jr. hit a terrific low punch from 100 yards to 3 feet on No. 5, and made the birdie as he putted first with his father’s ball farthest from the hole and controlling play. Even that didn’t slow the champs, as Anthony Sebastianelli answered with a 10-footer in the center of the cup. “To be honest, the hole didn’t seem any smaller,” Anthony Sebastianelli said. “I knew what was going to happen. We’ve played so much golf with the Mahlstedts. I knew when Mr. Mahlstedt was outside of everybody and Brian was nice and tight, he was going to make him putt first. But the moment I stepped up, I saw the read and the spot where I knew I had to hit it. “I was in such a zone at that point, nothing was phasing me.” On the par-5 seventh, Anthony Sebastianelli hit one of his few bad shots of the day, pulling his iron shot long and left and leaving a downhill lie from deep rough to a pin cut in the front at the bottom of a swale. “I had the same exact chip this morning,” Mahlstedt Jr. said. “He did it a little better than I did.” He feathered the shot just onto the green and it trickled

A pair of former Abington Heights athletes proved to have mental and physical strength and an iron will. Megan Gibbons, of Clarks Summit, and Victoria English each won their respective age division at the 40th Ironman Competition at Lake Placid, New York last weekend. Gibbons, who competed in swimming and track and field at Abington Heights, had a time of 11 hours, 43 minutes and 5 seconds, and captured the title in the female 25-29-year-old division. She was 237th overall and 37th among female athletes. English, a former volleyball and softball player with the Abington Heights Lady Comets, captured the female 30-34-year-old division with a time of 10:43:33. She was 77th overall and the 12th female finisher and the second female amateur overall finisher behind only her training partner, Leah Roberts (10:37:25). “I am still in shock,” English said. “I put in a lot of hard work. Seeing how well, (Leah) was doing, I think we were feeding off each other. “It was a surreal moment when we finished 1-2 among the female amateurs.” A graduate student at Misericordia University, Gibbons, who was an All-American swimmer at Hamilton College, and an All-Region swimmer for the Lady Comets, dedicated herself to finishing the grueling event that tests an athlete’s abilities, endurance and resolve in three events: swimming, biking and running. She put in long hours each day, building up her conditioning.

“You have to be out there three to four times a week on the bike and three or four times you run and you have to swim in the open waters,” said Gibbons, who trained at times in Harvey’s Lake. “You build up your long rides and your long runs. You swim and then go out for a run and you bike. “You really have to be committed.” Having run the Chicago Marathon in honor of her late mother, Kelly, who died from cancer in 2013, Gibbons, 28, found herself fighting through fatigue and unstable footing at times throughout the challenge. But she felt the presence of her inspiration, especially when it appeared she would fall short of her goal and her body could barely move another inch. “I really didn’t like how I was feeling over the last couple of miles,” Gibbons said. “I almost fainted about a half mile to the finish line. I thought, trying to win my age-group got the best of me. I think I had stress shock. I had to sit on a curb for about a minute. I got my heart rate down, walked a few steps and jogged into the finish line. I had blacked out on my time. “I really feel close to my mother because she never missed me compete once. Because she was such a big part of my life during that time, competing in this Ironman helped me feel better while still mourning her loss. She was with me, I just know she was.” Gibbons completed the 2.4mile swim in 54:44, a time that had her leading the age g roup and 10th among female athletes. “During the swim I just wanted to spend the least amount of energy,” Gibbons

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Gary and Anthony Sebastianelli fist bump during the Jackman Memorial golf tournament at Glen Oak County Club in Clarks Summit on Sunday, Aug. 5.

Brian Mahlstedt Sr. and Brian Mahlstedt Jr. walk off the green during the Jackman Memorial golf tournament at Glen Oak County Club in Clarks Summit on Sunday, Aug. 5. to the top of a knoll and then over, settling 3 feet from the cup. He made that for one of six birdies by the team on the front nine, and a 5-up cushion. “He’s playing great right now,” Mahlstedt Jr. said. “I hope he continues it going forward for the U.S. Amateur next week. It’s pretty impressive to watch. It’s fun to watch, too.” Mahlstedt Jr. birdied No. 8 to trim the lead, ripping a shot from under a tree in the left rough to 3 feet. And then the dads got into the act on No. 9, but not before the sons had hit their tee shots inside 5 feet, with Anthony Sebastianelli’s ball mark an inch past and right of the hole. But Gary Sebastianelli rolled in a 55-footer for birdie, and Mahlstedt Sr. topped it to

halve the hole from 20 feet. “I did that this morning, too,” Gary Sebastianelli said. “He had a short birdie putt and I made a 25-footer.” The Mahlstedts got back to 3-down on No. 12 when Gary Sebastianelli found an impossible lie on the edge of the greenside bunker and Anthony Sebastianelli accidentally dropped his club onto his ball in the fairway, incurring a shot penalty. “Him calling the penalty on himself, he’s got a lot of integrity,” Mahlstedt Sr. said. “He knows how to play the game.” It didn’t matter, and Mahlstedt Sr. called the final dagger before Sebastianelli putted for birdie on No. 14, signaling it was going in the hole before Sebastianelli stepped over a 12-footer for birdie.

“As we got to high school, traveling with him, going to tournaments all over the country, all the nights in hotels together, this is the one tournament we really wanted to win,” Anthony Sebastianelli said. “We won the member-member together and that was special, but this blows it out of the water.” The Sebastianellis got to the final after a 4 and 3 win over Dave Maddock and Kyle Williams in the semifinals. The Mahlstedts edged Sean Timms and Eamon Evans in their semifinal, 2-up. Mark and Stephen Arcure won the shootout, outlasting Dan Munley and Scott Asay. Contact the writer: mmyers@timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9100, ext. 5437; @mmyersTT on Twitter

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said. “It’s my strongest event, so I wanted to stay calm.” Late in the 112-mile bike race, Gibbons’ bike got a flat tire. With some assistance from spectators, she changed the tire and finished the stage in 6:37:17, which put her total time at 7:38:28 and landed her in third in her age group. “On the bike, I hit a rhythm on a challenging course,” Gibbons said. “There was some rain and a head wind, so I just kept saying to myself, I was going to be fine.” Finally, Gibbons took on the 26.2-mile marathon. “On the second loop of the run, for about 8 miles, I was running on peg legs,” Gibbons said. “It was a very weird feeling. It’s why you spend so much time training. You have to constantly eat and drink properly. You gotta work through every bit of the pain.” Gibbons won her age division in the run with a time of 4:00:53, and with the win in the age division, qualified for the world championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on Oct. 13. “I really want to go,” Gibbons said. “My spot is secured. I just have to make sure everything is good with my schedule and that I can raise the money to travel.” English, who has competed in Ironman events since 2010, studied at GwyneddMercy College, where she ran cross country. She earned her degrees at Thomas Jefferson University. In the swimming portion of the challenge, English battled choppy waters and feisty competitors and finished in 1:12:55. She stood in 19th place in her division and 586th overall. “I’m not a swimmer,” Eng-

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Clarks Summit’s Megan Gibbons competes in the Ironman Triathlon in Lake Placid, New York. She had a time of 11 hours, 43 minutes and 5 seconds, and captured the title in the female 25-29-year-old division. She was 237th overall and 37th among female athletes.

lish, 30, said. “There was some very aggressive swimming this year. I got punched and kicked quite a bit.” She followed that with a strong bike ride, covering the 112-mile distance in 5:51.36 which vaulted her to third in her division and 162nd overall. Then, in her strongest part of the three stages, English raced to a time of 3:31:58 for the 26.2 miles, which earned her first in the stage, first in her division, 12th among female athletes and 77th overall. “I had my best running year,” English said. “I felt good and I just started pick-

ing off the runners and it was a lot of fun.” At her last Ironman at Lake Placid in 2016, English finished in 11:30:42 and finished 274th overall and 54th among females. It was the eighth Ironman for English, who will be competing at the world championships. “I am super excited because I have always wanted to compete at Kona. It’s a super challenging course. “I’m looking forward to it.” Contact the writer: jbfawcett@timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9125; @sportsTT on Twitter

Clarks Summit’s Anthony Sebastianelli did exactly what he needed as the second round of the 105th Pennsylvania Amateur concluded Wednesday mor ning at Sunnehanna Country Club in Johnstown. Trailing the leader by two shots with four holes to play, and bad weather threatening to wipe out the final round, Sebastianelli, who plays out of Huntsville Golf Club, birdied two of his remaining four holes to pull into a share of the lead. Then, as other players faltered, he took a two-shot advantage heading to his final nine holes. But there was nothing Sebastianelli could do as Drexel University junior Connor Schmidt roared to six birdies in an eight-hole stretch en route to a 5-under par 65 and a two-stroke win at the Amateur. “I told myself to make two or three more birdies on the back nine just in case something happens, someone gets hot,” Sebastianelli said. “I gave myself some great opportunities, but the putter just didn’t cooperate. “They weren’t falling. It’s kind of just golf. You need to make putts to win tournaments, and I didn’t make putts and get the job done.” Schmidt was at 1-over for the day before he birdied the par-5 ninth, then made it a run of three birdies before parring the 12th. He birdied the 13th, 14th and 16th to get to 7 under par, one ahead of Sebastianelli, who was unable to reproduce the closing magic he showed while finishing his second round. “The golf course is really hard,” Sebastianelli said. “You kind of have to hit spots and let it feed to pins. The biggest battle was trying to control the spin on the ball because it was so soft. You catch a slope and you can have a 30-, 40-foot slider.” Sebastianelli was just a shot back, but caught a green-side bunker on the penultimate hole, and his 6-footer to save par didn’t drop, putting him two back with one hole to play. “It’s definitely something good in a sense that I didn’t win, I guess,” Sebastianelli said. “I have a little chip on my shoulder going to the U.S. Amateur and I have some momentum going there, and I can do some damage there. “I’ve worked very hard on my game and it’s great to see everything come around and it’s really promising. The game is there. I just needed a couple more putts to fall. All in all, a great week.” Sebastianelli was trying to become just the second golfer from Northeast Pennsylvania to win the state amateur. Art Wall Jr., the 1959 Masters champion, won the title in 1947 and 1949. Sebastianelli joins former PGA Tour professional Ted Tryba (1985-86), current Web.com Tour professional Brandon Matthews (2013), Fox Hill Country Club’s Billy Musto (1982) and Throop native Ed Gonsky (1946) as the area’s runners-up. “I did not know that,” Sebastianelli said. “It’s pretty neat to be in the same conversation with those guys. The support that I’ve gotten the last half an hour (after finishing), the phone calls, it’s just special to have everyone behind me in the area, and that helps. It’s really that special. I wouldn’t be able to do any of this without the support of everybody. It means a lot.” Contact the writer: mmyers@timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9100, ext. 5437; @mmyersTT on Twitter

IN HISTORY

30 years ago: Tami Howard scored 22 points for Abington heights in a 59-42 win over Scranton Tech in the girls high school summer basketball league. 20 years ago: Paul Clark had five hits on the day as Abington swept Waymart, 7-2 and 5-4, in District 11 Senior legion. 10 years ago: Winning pitcher Colin Klingman had four hits as Abington American captured the District 17 9-10 baseball title with a 14-7 win over north Pocono.


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mate Lauren Koczwara to upend the defending champions, Angie Kluss and Diane Bailey, 6-2, 6-4. Peters is an incoming freshman at Abington Heights High School. Leon outlasted Phillip Shinn, 6-4, 6-3 in a match for the Men’s A singles championship. He and his brother Michael took the Men’s A doubles title with a 6-3, 6-3

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COMMUNITY ROCKS: Surprises at the park SOUNDS: A playlist FROM PAGE 1

in it?” Over the next few weeks, I saw painted rocks everywhere. I anticipated their joyful greeting and smiled in recognition when I spotted them. Some were painted by children and placed outside the Abington Community Library as part of a summer program there. I also found the Abington Heights Rocks group on Facebook. As part of a school project that started last year, students distribPHOTOS BY JULIE JEFFERY MANWARREN | FOR ABINGTON SUBURBAN uted painted rocks throughThe paved walking trail at South Abington Park follows out the Abingtons. Each Leggett’s Creek. It is open dawn to dusk daily. rock has a message on the back urging finders to post a picture of it and leave it in a new location. One made it all the way to New Mexico. I called a dozen different schools and day camps, searching for the South Abington Park rock artists who made such an impression on me in June. Although I have a hunch, for now the group’s identity remains a mystery. Sometimes the most powerful voice isn’t the one behind a podium or media platform. It’s the one choosing to bless others with hope, and spreading joy to strangers. To the kids who left those A picture is worth a thousand words on this rock rocks: thank you. discovered at South Abington Park.

one, a rainbow on another. Gratefulness flooded my heart and welled up inside of me. I felt a shift in my perspective. As I left the park, I came across a group of children and adults near the end of the trail. Seeing paint on an arm of one of the kids, I stopped to talk. “Was it you who put the painted rocks on the trail?” I asked. They answered with smiles and a chorus of “Yes.” “Thank you,” I told them. “I want you to know you made a difference today. I was having a bad day, and your rocks reminded me to smile. You encouraged my heart.” I left without asking who they were. Weeks later, I still think of those rocks and how words have the power to foster positive change when seasoned with kindness and love. Why do we, as adults, hesitate? What is it that keeps us from saying something kind, offering a hand or showing love with no strings attached? Those rocks got me thinking, “how can I reach out to others in the same way? How can I build up my community and not just exist

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Winola United Methodist Church. I also enjoy summer road trips with friends to music festivals. Of course, a requirement of any summer road trip is a good playlist. I asked the Suburban editorial team to share some favorite summertime tunes from any era and any genre, and we compiled them into a summer playlist. Here’s our top 20, in no particular order: 1.“Surfer Girl” by The Beach Boys 2. “Summer of ‘69” by Bryan Adams 3. “Summertime” by Billie Holiday 4. “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles 5. “Girls in Their Summer Clothes,” by Bruce Springsteen 6. “That Summer Feeling” by Jonathan Richman 7. “Summer Breeze” by Seals & Crofts 8. “Magic” by The Cars 9. “Summer in the

City” by The Lovin’ Spoonful 10. “One of These Nights” by The Eagles 11. “California” by Hawk Nelson 12. “Saltwater Heart” by Switchfoot 13. “Girls Like You” by Maroon 5 14. “So Will I” by Hillsong 15. “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran 16. “Penny Lane” by The Beatles 17. “Somewhere over the Rainbow” from “The Wizard of Oz” 18. “Never Enough” (and the entire “The Greatest Showman” soundtrack) 19. “Little Boxes” by Malvina Reynolds 20.“Winded” by Black Tie Stereo Now that’s a list to make you turn up the volume and roll down the windows. Do you have a favorite song or songs to add to the list? We’d love to hear from you. Send an email to ebaumeister@timesshamrock.

FORK: United Neighborhood Centers schedules dinner event FROM PAGE 1

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licensed social workers and public health professionals provide the uninsured and underinsured with ongoing care management such as medications, appointments, counseling and referrals. This past year, over 600 new participants were enrolled in the program.” Major sponsors include Grimm Construction, WNEP, Lamar Advertising, Gesinger, PNC Bank, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Toyota of Scranton, AmeriHealth, Caritas, Stone Meadow Gardens and Marilake Winery.

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