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Care givers in the area agreed to take part in Project Santa |PaGe 2

Area students helped a University of Scranton toy drive |PaGe 9

Local winemakers were highlighted by county officials |PaGe 10

Music for LittLe ears

Comm again hosts ‘Tots & Toddlers Music Time’ by Linda Scott

that instrument. The program is educational and a benchmark to see how other SPEciaL to tHE abinGton SUbURban children are developing.” “I use movement, singing, music The Waverly Community House will making with instruments and singable soon be filled with the sound of instruments and voices of children singing. Tots stories. Each set of Tots and Toddlers and Toddlers Music Time with instructor Music Time classes uses age appropriate Cheryl Mozdian begins on Thursday, Jan. music activities to engage the children in socializing, learning and exploring 19, and now is in its fourth year. music,” Mozdian said. “I taught public school music for 15 The program uses lollipop drums, mayears but changed direction and returned racas, bells, cymbals, boomwackers and to school for a degree in music therapy egg shakers. In addition, stretchy bands, a and opened my own music therapy busiparachute, books, scarves and other props ness,” Mozdian said.“I had experience are used. with special-needs children as an educa“The children love playing the drums. tor. The education I received at Maywood That is the most requested instrument. I University really helped me to feel more am constantly adding new instruments prepared to help children with special as I find ones appropriate to children,” needs. I was interested in helping children and adults with special needs to use Mozdian said. “They also love being there with a parent or other family member. music to enhance their communication, The opportunities for them to make social and emotional skills.” music together and bond are my favorite “Miss Cheryl has a good rapport with moments in my class.” the children and exposes them to all “My son Andrew was 18 months old things to do with music,” said parent Canwhen he participated last fall. He loved dance Beach. She and her 3-year-old son it, played the instruments and danced to have attended the program before and the music, said parent Jenn Burr. “Cheryl are looking forward to attending again. uses age appropriate activities and does a “My son really likes Miss Cheryl and she teaches other concepts such as colors and good job engaging the children.” “I think moms of children this age opposites and plays a guitar during the are looking for fun activities they can do program. This is the first time he is exposed to someone playing an instrument with their child and for opportunities for their child to play with other children,” and sees how much they enjoy playing Mozdian said. “I think parents are more aware of the benefits of using music with little children and it enhances their development now faced with many choices of worthwhile activities. The classes are designed to engage the most active child to TS_CNG/SUBURBAN/PAGES [S01] | 01/11/17


Jonathan Rosenstein seems very impressed with music therapist Cheryl Mozdian.


the mildest child. There is something that will meet the needs of every personality.” Classes are designed for children from 6 months to 5 years old and run 45 minutes in length. Classes will take place on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. for children 6 months to 5 years old and Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. Fridays classes are sched-

uled for 9:15 a.m. for 2- to 5-year olds and 10 a.m. for tots 6 months to 2 years. The fee is $55 for the six-week session and the classes will be held at the Waverly Community House in the scout room For more information or to print out a registration form, visit the Comm’s web site or call the Comm at 570-586-8191, ext. 2.

Tree Collection

Holiday tree collection in South Abington Township will be Saturday, Jan. 14. Have trees only (no bags) at curbside the night before.

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AROU ND TOW N The first in the series is Introduction to Fly-fishing, which is a sport that can be enjoyed by anyone interested in spending time outdoors. The course is suitable for those with no experience in fly-fishing, as well as those looking to refresh or improve their skills. The workshop will be for six consecutive Saturdays, beginning Jan. 28, 10 a.m. to noon. It includes a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on Trinity Early Learning Center at Trindemonstration, with ample time proity Lutheran Church, 205 W. Grove St. in vided for casting practice. The non-credit Clarks Summit, will host an open house registration fee is $115, which includes all on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 5-7 p.m. for their supplies. preschool programs: a two-day-a-week Other KCEEI spring semester offerings program for 3-year-olds and a three-dayinclude Understanding and Managing a-week 4-year-old program, as well as a Lyme Disease and Introduction to Spring three-, four- or five-day a week kindergarBeekeeping. For more information, email ten readiness program for 5-year-olds. Call or at (570) 570-586-5590 or 570-587-1088 for more 575-3927. information.

“It’s really an honor to be invited to the White House to participate in Campus Challenge Day,” said Keystone Director of Health Services Jessica Koscelnak. “Keystone came together as a community to help spread the word about the importance of health insurance.”

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The Keystone College Environmental Education Institute (KCEEI) in LaPlume, will offer a series of hands-on field courses that are now open to interested community members who are age 16 and older.

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• A total of 370 Lackawanna College students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester. Local students included: Jake G. Arnold of Dalton, Garett M. Button of Clarks Green, Colin J. Dietz of South Abington Township, Anne M. Keib of Clarks Summit, Vanessa L. Lempicky of North Abington Township. Jarret J. Rinkunas of Clarks Summit, Alyssa L. Walker of Dalton and Danielle A. Zeplin of Clarks Summit. • More than 1,650 students have been named to the Fall 2016 dean’s list at Kutztown University. Local students included: Andrew K. Barren of Dalton, Kathleen M. Jaeger of Dalton, Holly Lois LaCapra of Waverly Township, Erin Schumacher of South Abington Township, Kevin Charles Schumacher of South Abington Township and Maria Rose Sunick of South Abington Township. • Ceilia Severini of Clarks Summit was named to the dean’s list at Bucknell University during the fall semester of the 2016-17 academic year.

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Home Instead Senior Care participated in the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging’s “Be a Santa to a Senior” project. The firm provided gifts for more than 30 aging clients who were identified by the department’s care managers. A wish list was created and given to the Home Instead staff to buy the gifts. The presents were delivered in time for the Christmas holiday. From left, front row: Jessica Blomain, Barb Truskoloski, Kristina Fiore, Jen Zarcone, Tracy Giumento, Wyn Sipple and Susan Miraglia. Back row: Bill Beechko, Kristen Unovitch, Chris Ewasko, Michele Grohs and Mary Theresa Robinson.

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Lackawanna College has recognized the 200 students named to its President’s List for academic excellence during the fall semester. Local students included: Rosalinda Amet of Clarks Summit, Alyssa K. Dikeman of Clarks Summit, Michael L. Foley of South Abington Township, Bianca C. Montes of Clarks Summit and Jack Quinn of Waverly.

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When Logan Hivner decided to go out to wrestle for his senior season at Abington Heights, he found a teammate in Adam Wellard with a similar attitude. The duo have gotten off to similar starts for the Comets as both have 12-2 records and third-place finishes at the Tunkhannock Kiwanis Tournament over the holidays. Wellard, a 195-pounder, brings a solid work ethic and is clearly focused on how he’d like his season to work out. While Hivner did not wrestle his sophomore and junior years, the 220-pounder was active in the sport as a youngster, giving him a solid background that has helped him excel despite sitting out the last two wrestling seasons. “He likes to throw people,” Comets head coach Steve Peters said of Wellard. “They both do. They both have some high goals: placing at regionals and possibly going to states, and if they continue doing what they’ve been doing, they both have a chance. They’ve both been great.” Hivner, a Times-Tribune all-region selection in football, has made the most of his opportunities this year. “He’s a hard worker,” Peters said of Hivner. “He works hard and is pushing the other guys in the room to work harder, and that’s everything you can ask out of a kid in his position.” Peters could not expect much more from Hivner this season. “He’s lost two matches and they were both against good kids; one of them got a sixth-place in states last year, and the other one was a state qualifier,” Peters said. “I think he’s pinned everybody else he’s wrestled.” Hivner has not let Peters down, having given the coach a consistent starter in the lineup. “I’m not surprised. He’s a really strong, physical kid, and he has an aggressive style that really works well for him,” Peters said. “He puts a good practice in every day and you can see it in his performances.” That can go back to his time wrestling as a youth performer.

“He had wrestled for the kids club in junior high, and when he got to varsity, he decided he was going to focus on football, then came back as a senior because he missed it,” Peters said. “He definitely would have been a big contributor to the team.” Hivner is not making mistakes against more experienced wrestlers. “He knows what he’s doing, he keeps himself out of bad positions,” Peters said. “He knows how to stay out of trouble, but he might be a little bit rusty from his time off and as the season goes on, he looks better in each match. “I don’t know if I’d call him a technician, but he has a couple of things from each position that he’s very solid in and usually doesn’t stray too much from that. He’s just a basic, solid wrestler.” Hivner can take his cue from Wellard, a senior captain for the Comets. “He’s been a great leader for us this year, and he really loves the sport,” Peters said. “That’s good for all the other guys to see that and see him modeling what I wanted to see the kids do.” Whereas Hivner is trying to make up for lost time, Wellard is making the most of his time in the practice room. “He’s very skilled: he might know the most about wrestling out of any of our kids,” Peters said. “He’s been around forever, he’s pretty technical, the kid you want on your team.” Wellard is showing the way as a veteran wrestler should, and Hivner adds a unique combination of skill and knowhow to the Comets lineup.

From Helen’s Kitchen BY Lori KisheL

COTTAGE CHEESE PANCAKES 3 eggs 1-1/2 cups flour 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 cups milk Beat eggs well; add sugar, salt and 1 cup milk; blend well. Gradually add flour and 2 cups milk; Beat until very smooth. Put about 2 tablespoons of this mixture into a hot greased skillet. Roll skillet for pancake to thin out and cover entire bottom of skillet. Brown on both sides. Complete with remaining pancake batter mixture. Filling: 1/4 cup sugar 2 cups dry cottage cheese, ground or mashed 2 eggs 2 tablespoons melted butter 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 pint sour cream Combine all ingredients; blend well. Put one heaping tablespoon of filling in center of each pancake. Fold in sides and roll-up; place in square baking dish. Cover with 1 pint sour cream and bake at 350º for 30 minutes. SCRAMBLED EGGS AND TOMATOES 4 ripe medium-size tomatoes Salt, black pepper and basil to taste 2 teaspoons butter 1/2 cup cooked ham, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup each; onion and green pepper, finely chopped 2 tablespoons butter 6 eggs 2 tablespoons milk Cut 1/2-inch slice from top of each tomato in zigzag pattern, if desired. Scoop out and discard pulp. Sprinkle shells with salt, pepper and basil. Place 1/2 teaspoon butter in bottom of each tomato shell; transfer to baking sheet and bake at 300º for 12 minutes to heat. Sauté ham, onion and green pepper in 2 tablespoons butter in large skillet just until vegetables are tender, but not browned. Beat eggs well; add milk. Pour egg mixture over vegetables; cook and

greased baking sheet and bake for 15 ingredients in a jar; cover tightly and minutes. Yield: 3 dozen cinnamon twists. shake vigorously. Pour over vegetables; toss well. Spoon vegetable mixture into an ungreased drip pan and bake at 375º CHOCOLATE MIRROR CAKE for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasion1/2 cup butter, softened ally. Serve warm or at room temperature. SPECIAL BEEF RIB EYE ROAST 3 large eggs Yield: 5 to 6 servings. 4-pound beef rib eye roast 1 cup buttermilk 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 cup strong brewed coffee ORANGE CRUNCH MUFFINS 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons grated orange rind 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1 teaspoon baking powder Very small amount Special currant sauce: 2 teaspoons baking soda 1-1/3 cups unsifted all-purpose flour 1-1/2 teaspoons dry mustard, 2 cups sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt dissolved in 1 teaspoon water 1 cup cocoa 1 egg, well beaten 1 (12-ounce) jar brown beef gravy Glaze (recipe below) 1 cup milk 1/4 cup currant jelly Grease a 12-cup Bundt pan. Dust 3 tablespoons sugar Preheat oven to 350º. Combine garlic, with cocoa; set aside. Beat butter at 3 teaspoons baking powder salt, pepper and thyme; press evenly medium speed of electric mixer until 3 tablespoons butter, melted into surface of roast. Place roast on rack creamy. Add eggs, buttermilk, coffee 3/4 cup Grape-Nuts brand cereal in shallow roasting pan. Insert meat and vanilla; blend well. Sift together thermometer so bulb is centered in flour and next 4 ingredients. Add flour Combine 1/4 cup sugar, orange rind thickest part; do not add water or cover. and water to make a crumbly mixture. mixture to butter mixture at low speed Roast 18 to 22 minutes per pound for Mix flour with 3 tablespoons sugar, bakuntil blended; beat at medium speed 2 rare to medium. Remove roast from oven ing powder and salt. Combine egg and minutes. Pour batter into prepared pan when meat thermometer registers 135º milk; add to flour mixture with melted and bake at 350º for 45 to 50 minutes for rare, 155º for medium. Let stand 15 butter. Mix just enough to moisten flour. or until a wooden pick inserted in center minutes before carving. comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire Fold in cereal. Fill greased muffin pans rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan and In small saucepan combine sauce 2/3 full; sprinkle with sugar mixture. ingredients; cook over medium heat 5 Bake at 350º for 15 to 20 minutes or until let cool completely on wire rack. minutes, or until bubbly, stirring ocgolden brown. Yield: 12 medium muffins. Place wax paper under wire rack and casionally. Carve roast into slices; serve pour warm glaze over cake, letting excess with sauce. Yield: 10 servings. SOUR CREAM CINNAMON TWISTS drip down sides of cake onto wax paper. Chill at least 1 hour before serving. 1 package dry yeast Yield: 10-inch cake. VEGETABLE COMBO 1/4 cup warm water For glaze: 2 purple onions, cut into eighths 4 cups flour 1 cup sugar 2 small yellow squash, cut into 2 sticks butter or margarine, melted 1 cup cocoa 1/2-inch strips 1 cup sour cream 1 cup whipping cream 2 small zucchini, cut into 2 eggs slightly beaten 2 tablespoons butter 1/2-inch slices 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon honey 1 sweet red pepper, cut into 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon vanilla 1/2-inch strips 1 cup sugar Combine first 5 ingredients in heavy 1 green pepper, cut into 2 teaspoons cinnamon saucepan. Cook over low heat until 1/2-inch strips Add yeast to warm water; stir to dismixture is smooth, stirring often (do not 1 sweet yellow pepper, cut into solve. Combine flour and next 5 ingreboil). Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. 1/2-inch strips dients; stir in yeast; beat until smooth. Yield: about 2-1/2 cups. Cover with a damp cloth and refrigerate 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced at least for 2 hours, or up to 2 days. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley Any comments, questions or favorite recipes? When ready to bake, preheat oven to 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Feel free to send your thoughts to 350º. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Roll 1 tablespoon olive oil, and please write, dough out on a slightly floured surface to 1 teaspoon dried oregano “Helen’s Kitchen Request, ATTN: Lori” in the subject a 16-by-18-inch rectangle. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon each; salt and line to make sure I receive it. Thank you! sugar mixture. Fold in thirds. Repeat black pepper Find more recipes at rolling, folding and rolling Cut rectangle Place first seven ingredients in large in half. Cut each half into 1-by-4-inch bowl. Combine parsley and next five strips. Twist each strip and place on stir until set, but still moist. Spoon into hot tomato cups. Sausage toast served with eggs and tomatoes complete this delicious meal. Yield: 4 servings.

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As a parent, I have been thinking about the inside of trees lately. As you can see in the photo, trees never heal, they only compartmentalize damage. Merely from looking at the cross-section of this arborvitae, I can reconstruct its life story. This towering arborvitae, measuring ten feet tall and six feet wide when it was cut, started its landscape life with so much promise. Installed by a respected landscaper, or brought home from the nursery “only yesterday,” its spire graced the side of a mid’80s ranch. But it grew too fast, and when it reached just above the gutters, the homeowner hired a landscaper to “top” it. The chainsaw easily cut through the three inch stem at waist height. The elegant spire shape was gone, but at least the height would now be manageable. But manageable does not mean managed, and several years later, the bulky plant was in complete control, not only of the gutters, but now the soffits as well. So I was hired to cut the tree to the ground this time. This cut revealed the history of the tree. Not only was last decade’s topping cut biologically and aesthetically-challenging to the tree, inside the trunk it left a permanent mark all the way down to the stump of the tree. A tree’s weakest defense against decay penetration is within its vertical column. The topping cut had left three horizontal inches continually exposed to moisture, and before the tree could compartmentalize the wound, decay easily moved all the way down to the stump.

Trees never heal wounds. Instead, they simply build new wood around wounds. So a mature tree can have a healthy-looking trunk hiding the wounds of the past. And, while a tree is working to cover over and protect the wounds with new wood and bark, the tree’s enemies — moisture/ decay, insects and disease— are seeking to expand the wound against the tree’s lesser internal defenses. This means that your tree “remembers” how you treated it: The moving truck that missed the driveway but got the tree, the guy with a chainsaw who could climb your tree with spikes as if it were a telephone pole, the garage sale sign hung with nails — all of the tree’s contact with its neighbors remains recorded underneath the bark that has now managed to cover its scars. So as a parent, I am thinking about my children, comparing their lives to trees. I am sobered to think that their psyches resemble trees more than flesh. As they grow, their healthy-looking exteriors may cover robust rings that show many growing seasons with ideal growing conditions — plenty of moisture and limited competition. But hidden inside may also persist wounds that I or others inflict. What harm may I be doing today that will remain compartmentalized within them for decades to come? 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.

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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 services: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school/adult faith formation: 9:15 a.m. Wednesday service: 9:30 a.m. 570-563-1564. Rev. F. Graham Cliff is interim priest. Clarks Green asseMBly of God, 204 S. Abington Road in Clarks Green. Sunday services 9 and 11 a.m. Junior Bible quiz, teen Bible quiz, preschool church and childcare 9 a.m. Adult Bible application group 9:30 a.m. Junior and preschool church, childcare 11 a.m. Wednesdays: Girls club, Royal Rangers, Anchored Youth, Ladies’ and adult Bible Study. First Wednesday of the month: Rockin Kids 7 p.m. Dan Miller is senior pastor. Josh Roberts is associate/children’s pastor. 570-586-8286. Clarks Green United Methodist, 119 Glenburn Road. Sunday worship: 10 a.m. 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 Brent Stouffer. 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.

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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 9:40 a.m.; adult Sunday school, 9 a.m.; children’s Sunday school, 11 a.m. Pastor is Mark E Obrzut Sr. 570-563-2370.

evanGeliCal free BiBle, 431 Carbondale 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. office@

aroU nd t o W n Sorting toyS for gir lS a n d b oyS University of Scranton students, faculty and staff donated hundreds of gifts to area children through drives organized by the University’s Campus Ministries’ Center for Service and Social Justice. University students sorted through the donated items that were distributed to children by Friends of the Poor/Catholic Social Services. Among the students was Kaitlyn Davis of South Abington Township. Editors note: due to an editing error, the wrong photo was published along with this article in last week’s edition. We regret the error.

first Baptist of aBinGton, 1216 N. Abington Road, Waverly. Sunday worship: 11 a.m. Adult or youth Sunday school: 10 a.m. Rev. Timothy Schwartz officiating. 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@fpccs. org; 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. 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. Services: Saturday, 5 p.m. and Sunday, 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:15; Adult Education 9:30. 570-587-1088. office@TrinityLutheranCS. 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; waverlyumc@

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COUNTY NEWS ArcA r o & Ge n e l l Sp ot l iGht e d

re StA urA nt hono r e d The Greek-American Grill, 540 ScrantonCarbondale Highway in Dickson City, was the small business spotlighted at a recent Lackawanna County Commissioners meeting. The two-year-old restaurant specializes in Greek food along with Italian, American

Arcaro and Genell in Old Forge was the small business spotlighted at a recent meeting of the Lackawanna County Commissioners. The operation, a staple in the “Pizza Capital of the World,” has been a mainstay in the borough for more than 50 years. From left: Lackawanna County Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Angelo Genell, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

Wine MAk e r S pot l iGht e d

Lucchi Family Wine Cellars, a West Scranton-based operation, was the small business spotlighted at a recent Lackawanna County Commissioners meeting. What began as a hobby for Robert

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From left: Lackawanna County Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Angie and Steve Kapires and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

‘e Sc A pe rooM’ S potl iG h te d

Lucchi in the family basement, has grown into a major operation at 134 N. Main Ave., with the entire family involved in the process. The Lucchis grow their own grapes, label wine for any occasion and assemble specialty baskets.

From left: Lackawanna County Commissioner Jerry Notarianni; owners Mary, Mark and Robert Lucchi; Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.


and dessert menu items. The grill, located on business route 6, is open Mondays through Thursdays, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Kapires family moved to this area from Staten Island, New York, and has been in the hospitality business for 42 years.

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Electric City Escape, an escape room experience located in downtown Scranton, was the small business spotlighted at a recent Lackawanna County Commissioners meeting. The operation, designed by an art teacher/artist and an interior designer, offers a challenging adventure experience to its participants. People have to figure out puzzle clues, decipher codes and open locks to “beat the clock” and escape a room in an hour to win. From left: Lackawanna County Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Ryan and Amy Hnat of Electric City Escape and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

Community Calendar For more information or to print a regisEmail your organization’s events to Have them in tration form, visit or call by noon on Friday to have them included in the 570-586-8191, ext. 2. following Thursday’s edition. Visit abingtonpresChool registration: The Waverly for the complete calendar listing.

Clothing Drive: Drop off your clean, used blue jeans and sweat shirts at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St. in Clarks Summit, through Tuesday, Jan. 31, for distribution at Clarks Summit State Hospital. All sizes for men and women are welcome. BaCkyarD Beekeepers: The monthly meeting of the Lackawanna Backyard Beekeepers will be held Friday, Jan. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Abington Community Library’s Ryon room. A $5 donation is requested for the library. This month’s topic is “thinking about becoming a beekeeper: beekeeping basics.” Visit facebook. com/lackawannabackyardbeekeepers or for more information.

Preschool, at the Waverly Community House, is accepting registrations for the 2017-18 school year. The programs are: a two-day program for 3-year-olds with classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays; a three-day program for 4-year-olds with classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and a five-day program for 4-year olds with classes Monday through Friday. All classes are 9-11:30 a.m. All programs offer an optional extra day class held noon to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays for 4-year-olds and on Wednesdays for 3-year-olds. There is also an optional extra hour daily (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) for all ages, called Lunch Bunch. For more information, call 570-586-2654. Also, feel free to visit the preschool, or at

fall hours for oBservatory: The Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory will Abington Council No. 6611 will host an allcontinue each Wednesday and Friday evening you-can-eat breakfast buffet on Sunday, Jan. through Friday, Nov. 18. The astronomical 15, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St Patrick’s programs will feature an illustrated lecture church hall in Nicholson. Tickets are $8; $4 and weather-permitted observation through for children 12 and younger. CCD students eat telescopes. Open to the public and free, the for free. Tickets available at the door. Menu fall sessions at the observatory will be held reincludes scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, gardless of sky conditions and will be canceled sausage, gravy and biscuits, fruit and more. only by the threat of severe weather. Large groups such as school classes, scouts MusiC lessons: For six weeks, on and community organizations interested in Thursday evenings and Friday and Saturday attending a session may call 570-945-8402 or mornings, beginning on Thursday, Jan. 19, the email to arrange Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington a private appointment. The observatory is loRoad in Waverly Township, will once again of- cated on Route 107, approximately two miles fer Tots and Toddlers Music. The classes are 45 west of Interstate 81, exit 202, and approximinutes in length. mately two miles east of Fleetville. For more Classes for children ages 6 months to 5 information, visit years old will take place on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. and on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. alzheiMer’s assoCiation: The Alzheimer’s Friday classes are scheduled at 9:15 a.m. for 2- Association of Greater Pennsylvania hosts a to 5-year-olds and 10 a.m. for kids 6 months support group meeting at Elan Gardens, 465 to 2 years. Venard Road, Clarks Summit, on the last TuesThe activities are age appropriate and are day of the month from 7-8 p.m. For reservadesigned to enhance language, social and tions, call 570-585-8099. cognitive development. Children will use zuMBa fitness: Zumba fitness classes are instruments, singing, movement, baby sign language and books to explore their world and held at The Clarks Summit Fire Hall, 321 Bedford St. Diane Hibble, a licensed Zumba fitness play through music. Instructor for five years, leads this 60-minute, The fee is $55 for the six-week session (instruments are provided) and all classes will calorie-burning workout. Admission is $5 per class, and a portion of that goes to support be held in the Scout Room. koC Breakfast: Knights of Columbus

the local fire company. Call 570-878-8212 for most complete schedule or see it at facebook. com/zumba.diane.

reC Center fall/Winter hours: Newton Recreation Center, 1814 Newton-Ransom Blvd. in Clarks Summit, has begun fall/winter hours that will continue through May: weekdays, 9 a.m. to noon and 3-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Recovery Group: A recovery support group will meet every Friday at 7 p.m. in the Recovery Room at Clarks Green Assembly of God, 204 S. Abington Road in Clarks Green. For more information, call 570-586-8286. tots anD toDDlers MusiC tiMe: At


upstairs thrift: A nonprofit shop is at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road in Waverly Township. It has upscale clothing for all, household items, childrens’ toys, books and games. It is open Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit Upstairs Thrift on Facebook for more information.


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