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Plans for the Church of St. Gregory’s expansion project are moving forward in Clarks Green.

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Pallman farms is at 1511 Summit Lake Road, South Abington Township.


Generations keep farm thriving Charles Pallman began farming in South Abington Township in 1897. “My great-great grandfather grew a lot of things,” Craig Pallman said as he spoke about the first generation of his family to farm in the Abingtons. “At that time, everybody was farming to a certain extent. Everybody grew something.” A piece about a tour of farms was published in The Scranton Republican on July 8, 1915. “The party assembled at the Pallman farm at 9:30 o’clock in the morning,” it read. “After the program for the day had been made clear to everyone, the men made a trip through the fields. Mr. Pallman at the present time has 108 acres under cultivation … A large quantity of the green-stuffs is

sold directly to the consumer. The farm is well laid out and is conveniently located within a short distance of Clark’s Summit. The land has been used for farming for the past eighteen years.” Five generations later, the Pallman family still operates a productive farm in South Abington Township. Known for their turkeys and you-pick strawberries, Pallman Farms on Summit Lake Road is owned by cousins, Douglas and Craig Pallman. Their fathers, Brian and Bruce are twin sons of Arthur “Dutch” Pallman. Dutch was the son of Willard Pallman and grandson of Charles. “My great grandfather farmed here in the early 1900’s,” Craig said. “He had poultry even back then. But

it was my grandfather Dutch who took the poultry business to where it’s at now. He raised turkeys and chickens and sold directly to the consumer. The poultry business is what the Pallman name is still known for in the community. We raise a little over 12,000 turkeys, which are sold over the holidays. It is all direct consumer sales. Everything that we do is for a customer base that is right here and coming to the farm to pick it up.” Dutch and Leona Pallman’s sons were all involved on the farm. Rich, now retired, worked on the farm for years and went on to be the executive director of the Pennsylvania Farm Service Agency. Bruce Please see Legacy, Page 12

“The family dynamic that exists was all fostered by Dutch, my grandfather. This was his legacy. He had his three sons all working with him on the farm and left us a good example. Our work ethic comes from him, without a doubt.” – Craig Pallman


AHMS student places in art contest Abington Heights Middle School student Yingqi (Angela) Zeng won second place for the Eastern region in Pennsylvania Water Company’s 16th annual “Protect Our Watershed” art contest. The sixth grade student drew the earth with a water faucet on one end. One child collects the water dripping out of the faucet, as another stands on a ladder returning the water to the ocean. The picture also includes animals, birds and a tree. “My mom encouraged

me to enter the contest last year,” Zeng said. “I really liked it and wanted to do it again this year. It is fun and after you create something, you are proud of what you drew.” The contest was open to fourth, fifth and sixth grade students throughout the state. “Area school districts were sent a letter from the water company about the contest,” said Susan Turcmanovich, external affairs manager for the water company.

“Through this contest, the students learn about the watershed and what impact they can have on the watershed.” The company requires students accompany their artwork with a short description of how the watershed protects them personally. “I was happy and excited that she won,” said Zeng’s mother Hongyann Castagnaro. “She improved from last year. She likes to draw and draws all the time. She Please see Contest, Page 12


I clung to the metal bar, my sweaty palms making it more difficult to grasp with each second. Terrified, I stole a glance at the ground far below. Bad idea. My fingers slipped and I squeaked out a feeble scream, barely keeping my grip. Trembling, I held on, hoping he would arrive in time to rescue me. “He” was my father, Ed Baumeister. As if anticipating my need, Dad appeared and lifted me from the monkey bars into his arms, just as I opened my mouth to call for him. We were on my elementary school playground. I was about six years old and afraid of heights but determined to make it all the way across the bars. This wasn’t the first time I got stuck in the middle or the first time my dad came to my rescue. And it wasn’t the last. To this day, Dad continues to come to my rescue. When I’m sick he goes to the store for soup, medicine, cough drops or whatever I need. When I’m stranded with a flat tire Dad drops everything to come put on the spare and make sure I get home safe. When I don’t have confidence in myself Dad has enough for both of us. He was there when I learned to ride my bike without training wheels and he was in the passenger seat when I learned to drive a car (God bless him). Whatever the need, if he can help, he’s there. One thing that stands out about Dad is his sense of humor. He’s a king of “dad jokes.” He once asked, “Did you hear? FedEx and UPS are merging into one company.” “Oh yeah?” I asked, doubtful. Please see Rescue, Page 12

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Abington Heights Middle School student Yingqi Zeng earned second place for Eastern PA in Pennsylvania American Water’s annual Protect Our Watersheds Art Contest. From left: Principal Marc Wyandt, Yingqi Zeng, Yingqi’s mother Hongyann Castagnaro and Pennsylvania American Water Operations Supervisor Scott Reiner.

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COMMUNItY CALENDAR UPCOMING JUNE 17 Chicken barbecue: Waverly Masonic Lodge No. 301 will hold its annual chicken barbecue Saturday, June 16 from noon until sold out, at the Lodge building, 118 N. Abington Rd., Clarks Green. Tickets are $11. Eat under the tent or take out. There will also be a bake sale. JUNE 17 Songwriters’ Roundtable: The Songwriters’ Roundtable for aspiring and accomplished songwriters to find practical ideas, encouragement and the opportunity to make connections with like-minded people will be held on Sunday, June 17, 7 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit, Pa.Visit gatheringplacecs@gmail. com for questions. JUNE 18 Golf tournament: The Lackawanna Blind Association will host the 32nd annual William J. Jordon, M.D., Memorial Swing for Sight Golf Tournament on Monday, June 18, at Glen Oak Country Club in Clarks Summit. For more information and reservations call 570-342-7613. JUNE 18-22

Newton-Ransom Blvd. / Clarks Summit). The event will be held rain or shine and will include prize drawings, face painting, archery, hot dogs and beverages, and a trophy for the child who catches the largest fish. There will also be horse back rides. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. For more information, email countrysideoffice@yahoo. com or call 570-587-3206. JUNE 24 All Day Bingo: The Factoryville Fire Company Auxiliary is sponsoring All Day Bingdo on Sunday June 24, 2018. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and games begin at 12:30 p.m. Includes 18 faces, regular games and specials, dinner, beverages and snacks. Basket raffles and other special to purchase. Call 570-945-7699 or 570-942-4574 to save a spot, leave a message. Walk-ins welcome. JUNE 28 Youth Group Fundraiser: Countryside Community Youth will hold a fundraiser at Sweet Frog, 1152 Commerce Blvd. Dickson City Thursday, June 28 5-9 p.m. No coupons needed. Sweet Frog will give back 50 percent of all sales to the group. JUNE 30

Vacation Bible School: Dalton United Methodist Strawberry festival: The Church is hosting a fourth annual Strawberry vacation bible school for 5K Run and Festival will children ages 5 and up. take place Saturday, June 30, on Spring and Davis VBS will run June 18-22 streets in Clarks Summit. from 9 a.m. to 12:15 Runners of all ages and p.m. For more information abilities are invited to parcall 570-591-8259. ticipate in the 5K race, JUNE 23 organized by the National Fishing Derby: Countryside Running Center, which will Community Church Annual begin at 9 a.m. ImmediateFishing Derby will be held ly following that race, the on Saturday, June 23rd Kids’ Fun Run will begin. from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m, at Following the two races, the Abington Heights Midfamilies can enjoy strawdle School Pond (1555 berry shortcake, strawberry lemonade and other treats offered by The Gathering Place and local vendors. Kids can take part in Festival games from 9-11:30 a.m. To register, visit bit. ly/2k94LYw or call Ashley at the National Running THE VOICE OF Center at 570-586-1620. THE ABINGTONS For general information, visit GatheringPlace and for vendor info, call A publication of TimesAnne at 570-881-7612. Shamrock Community


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Healing Trees: Ecological Crises When I was most recently in graduate school, a course entitled “Christianity and the Ecological Crisis” caught my eye. Before enrolling, I warned the professor that I was not sure that there was an ecological crisis, and I asked him if I could still be welcome in the class. Sure enough, once enrolled, I encountered an endless stream of ecological Chicken Little: “The ecological sky is falling!” And, indeed, in Chapter 2 of “For the Beauty of the Earth,” Steven BoumaPrediger gives a lengthy list of the damages humans are causing to our limited planetary sphere. Recently I read about French swimmer Ben Lecomte, who will attempt to break records by swimming 5,550 miles across the Pacific Ocean. His path will include 1,000 straight miles through an “island” of plastic debris that floats in the Pacific. And, in the past few columns, we have been discussing a microcosm of ecological crisis in our com-

munities with the damages caused by “Acts of God” in the windstorms and human globalization in the onslaught of the Asian immigrant Emerald Ash Borer. So we could go on and on about the jeopardy in which our habitat finds itself: Our earth, our lands are so vulnerable. Yet, both in the class I took, and in common parlance, I find too often overlooked any discussion of the ecological resilience of our world. And I believe that part of healing from loss is to be able to see the bigger picture. Lost so often in popular discussions of ecology — and completely in BoumaPrediger’s book — is the fact that ecologies are not static. Nature itself is dynamic, though sometimes it is necessary to see the long view. Of course, the long view is easier to see when we look up from our phones (yesterday’s wristwatch) and see geological time. Three thousand years ago, the royal Hebrew poet did the same,

comparing humans not to trees but to annuals: “As for humans, their days are like grass, as flowers of the meadow, their blooming.” Geological time would make the longest efforts of urban forestry move faster than VCR fast-forward. We can see nature’s dynamism on a small scale in your own landscape. If you remove a large shrub, soon weeds of all kinds will take its place. Beavers, those other mammalian ecological bulldozers, have been proven to provide ecological diversity, even while otherwise seeming to destroy the ecological status quo. So the loss of trees, while it is worthily regrettable, when looked at from an angle much larger than the human scale, actually is part of nature’s indomitable dynamism. The holes left in the sky and soil have now changed the microclimate for other plants. Without that mature tree, you might be able to shop for plants with “full sun” on the tag,

when before only “full shade” sufficed. Reach me at josarhuap@ Joshua Arp is an ISAcertified municipal specialist, Clarks Summit’s municipal arborist and an operator of an organic lawn and landscape maintenance business.

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A history of ministry

The seeds for the development of the Abington Ecumenical Ministerium began in the late 1950s as clergy from various protestant congregations of the Clarks Summit area met monthly for breakfast and endeavored to develop programs that would address community needs. But things dramatically changed in the mid 1970s as a small group of clergy from several churches in the JULY 3 Abingtons decided to gather Fireworks: The Rotary Club together for breakfast weekly of the Abingtons will hold on Tuesday mornings at the its annual fireworks show Summit Family Restaurant on Tuesday, July 3, at the (now the Silver Spoon) on Abington Heights Middle School in Clarks Summit State Street in Clarks Sum(raindate July 4). There will mit. The primary organizers be food and amusement of the ministerium, which vendors, open for business was now joined by Roman at 5 p.m. The fireworks Catholic partners, had truly show will begin at dusk. become ecumenical. Cost: $5 per vehicle. Visit the Rotary Club of the These early pioneers of Abingtons Facebook page the ministerium included for updates. Canon Henry Male of the JULY 14 Church of the Epiphany Golf tourney: The Newton in Glenburn, Msgr. Joseph Recreation Center Annual Fadden of Our Lady of Golf Touranment will be Snows in Clarks Summit, held Saturday, July 14 at Pastor Bill Highfield of Stone Hedge Golf Club with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, Passtart. The cost is $90/ golfer; must have team of tor Bill Walton of Trinity 4. Preregistration open Lutheran Church in Clarks through July 7 includes Summit, and Fr. Victor $10 off/golfer. $20/team Donovan, who served as the optional skins game at chaplain to the Passionist tournament. Benefits Nuns community at the St. maintenance and operation of the Newton RecreGabriel’s Monastery on Grifation Center. To register or fin Pond Road just outside for info, call 570-586Clarks Summit. 7808 or email newtonrecOver the course of the next few years this small ONGOING group began to encourElectronic Recycling: age other clergy to join South Abington with them in the Tuesday Township’s Electronic morning fellowship. Recycling Event will take It didn’t take long for the place Saturdays, June 16 and July 14, 9 a.m to 1 Tuesday morning breakfasts p.m. at the township to include as many as 20 or building on shady lane more participants. Their road. Drive through upper parking lot. Must show ID to prove residency. All item must be intact and power cords taped to the side. No appliances, microwaves or furniture.

State rep. outreach: A staff member from state Rep. Marty Flynn’s office will provide outreach assistance from 9 a.m. to noon on the third Wednesday of the month (next session: June 20), alternating between the Clarks Green Borough Building, 104 N. Abington Road and the South Abington Township Building’s second-floor meeting room, 104 Shady Lane Road. Flynn’s staff can help with PennDOT paperwork, LIHEAP winter heating assistance, unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation, PACE/PACENET prescription-drug coverage, unclaimed property searches and other staterelated matters. Call 570-342-4348 for more information.


intention became clear; they were focused upon building relationships with each other across denominational lines for the purpose of offering each other support professionally, to give an ecumenical witness to their own congregations, and to share the message with the wider community that the theological differences that separated them were insignificant in comparison to the common faith which drew them together. They were convinced that as they, the spiritual leaders of the various Christian faith communities of the Abingtons, became closer to each other and learned to appreciate and respect each other’s faith traditions, these emerging relationships would draw their congregations closer together. As new and trusting congregational relationships would develop, these pioneers of the ministerium were convinced the point would eventually be reached at which their congregations would join with each other in programs and service projects that would benefit both their congregations as well as the wider community. Their vision was always to develop and implement programs and projects that could be more effectively offered by churches pooling their resources and working together, rather than churches working independently of each other and, in many instances, duplicating their efforts. Not much time would pass before the group would be given the opportunity to engage in a significant project

that would formally call the Abington Ecumenical Ministerium as a corporation into being. Housing and Urban Development grants were being made available by the Federal Government for the development of living facilities for senior citizens. Recognizing this as a critical need in the Abingtons, the group pursued the acquisition of a HUD grant. They formed a partnership with Allied Services to successfully pursue a HUD grant. Five years of tenacious efforts by Canon Henry Male, Msgr. Joseph Fadden, Pastor Bill Highfield and Pastor Bill Walton that included seemingly countless trips to and from Philadelphia to meet with HUD officials transformed this dream into a reality as the senior living facility on Linden Street welcomed its first residents. The management of the daily operations of the facility continued under the direction of Allied Services. Over the course of the years to come, the ministerium initiated a variety of programs for the wellbeing of the community that also served to strengthen the outreach of the churches that were associated with the ministerium. Outstanding in this regard was the development of the food pantry, which has operated from the Dalton United Methodist Church for the past thirtyfive years. CROP walks for world hunger were held in these early days; this project has been revived in 2018. Over the course of its history, the congregations

of the ministerium pooled financial resources to assist individuals and families who have become stranded while travelling through our area with overnight accommodations, meals, and gasoline. The ministerium has also sponsored several ecumenical services throughout the year to bring our congregations together and present a common witness to the community. This is the legacy that the Abington Ecumenical Ministerium has inherited. As we move into the future the ministerium is committed to always be “emerging” and “reinventing itself” in order to develop cooperative programs and services which enable its member churches to faithfully address the needs of our community. On a monthly basis through this continuing series of articles, members of the ministerium will be reflecting upon and sharing their insights on particular issues that affect our community and our faith. The ministerium will always continue to eagerly welcome any suggestions from the community for new opportunities for us to yet more faithfully serve the Abingtons together. The Rev. GeoRGe J. MaThews, JR. is a ReTiRed pasToR of The evanGelical luTheRan chuRch in aMeRica. fRoM auGusT of 1979 ThRouGh sepTeMbeR of 2016 he seRved as The pasToR of TRiniTy luTheRan chuRch in claRks suMMiT. duRinG The MaJoRiTy of his TiMe as pasToR of TRiniTy, he seRved as The TReasuReR of The abinGTon ecuMenical MinisTeRiuM. a yeaR afTeR his ReTiReMenT he was elecTed pResidenT of The MinisTeRiuM, a posiTion which he cuRRenTly holds.

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Prom shop pops up Being the mother of three daughters, the youngest who just went to her senior prom, I have always had a love-hate relationship with prom dress shopping. I loved seeing my girls try on the dresses of their dreams. I hated seeing the price tags, many that I thought would be more appropriate for a wedding dress. Sofia Capozzi, a freshman at Abington Heights High School, agrees. That’s why she created The Dress Request, a local formalwear upscale resale consignment pop-up shop/ boutique, which she described as place where girls can “shop sensibly and still look chic.” Sofia said her shop “features an array of formal gowns and dresses that are current with today’s trends, while giving their original owners an opportunity to recover some of the expenses spent during their special event.” The Dress Request’s first Dress Drop-off Popup Event will take place Thursday, July 12, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the CRB Room at the Waverly Community House. Gently used Homecoming, semi-formal and formal dresses will be accepted, to be sold in September. Prom dresses will be accepted and sold in the spring, closer to prom. This is an ambitious endeavor for a high school freshman who enjoys cheerleading, shopping, singing, and hanging with friends – all while trying to “achieve high standards of academic achievement in high school” before she pursues a fashion design minor in college. But Sofia doesn’t look at The Dress Request as work. She instead sees it as fulfilling a dream that began when she was a little girl. “I loved dressing up in my Disney princess costumes and twirling around the house wearing my mother’s high heeled shoes. I was so excited to attend my first real dance. I am very picky

when it comes to finding the perfect dress. It felt like I was looking forever for it,” said Sofia. “It was a timeconsuming hassle to wear the dress just once. For all that time and effort, the dress was pushed to the back of my closet as soon as the dance was over. With Dress Request, those once perfect dresses can be perfect for another girl too.” She added, “Dances and formal events are supposed to make girls feel beautiful and empowered – not stressed about the cost that comes along with it. After hearing girls complaining in the hallway about having to come up with $500 for a prom dress, I thought of Dress Request. If you add up the cost for the hair salon, manicure, dress, shoes, and accessories, the cost of a prom can be anywhere from $700 to $900. Consignment is a great way to be environmentally conscience and give new life to a dress.” Sofia said there are three simple steps to her consignment process: evaluation, pricing and payment. Dresses accepted for sale must be no older than three years, in like-new condition, freshly dry-cleaned or laundered, stain free and on hangers. The Dress Request determines the selling price, and consignors are paid an agreed-upon percentage (typically 50 percent) of the final sale price. Payment is issued the month after an item is sold. Consignors also may use their earnings as store credit. If an item is not sold within six months it may be picked up by the seller or donated to The Dress Request, which will then donate it to a local high school for girls who need dresses. For more info, visit The Dress Request Facebook page or e-mail Teri Lyon is an experienced MoM, GrandMoM and freeLance wriTer who Lives in GLenburn Township wiTh The younGesT of her Three dauGhTers and Their caT.


Bill Burkavage walks through the sanctuary of the Church of St. Gregory in Clarks Green.

Church of Saint Greggory plans expansion BY CLAYTON OVER STAFF WRITER


Sofia Capozzi, a ninth grade student at Abington Heights High School, created The Dress Request, a formal wear upscale resale consignment pop-up shop/boutique. The young entrepreneur plans to pursue a fashion design minor in college.

CLARKS GREEN — A planned expansion at The Church of St. Gregory will help parishioners move “forward in faith.” The project will add about 6,000 square feet to the church, at 330 N. Abington Road. The extra space is necessary as the church adds programs and expands others, including ministries and outreach initiatives. The additional space will see a variety of uses, with space available for meetings, music rehearsal, storage and common areas, said Bill Burk ava g e, a p a r i s h i o n e r involved in the project. The parish was founded in the mid-1970s and churchgoers have made do with the space they have in the church and the adjacent rectory since then, Burkavage said. “Any activity that occurs in the church, or if you need to have a meeting, you have to use the pastor’s living room, the pastor’s dining room or set up card tables in the back of the church,” Burkavage said. “We’ve done

that for 40-some years and we’ve thrived. But as we expand these functions, there’s a real need.” In addition to serving as a community gathering space of sorts, the new space will offer more room for viewings at the church before funerals, reception and celebration space after weddings and first communions, Burkavage said. Parishioners hope to break ground on the project within a few months and anticipate work will last 12 or 13 months, Burkavage said. Work will not interfere with services at the church and the sanctuary will remain largely untouched until the last weeks of work, when new carpet will be installed and other work will be done, Burkavage said. Church leaders are also s e e k i n g t o h av e t h e stained glass windows in the sanctuary retrofitted to serve as doors to the added space in the building, Burkavage said. For now, the plans still needs final approval from municipal officials.

Last week, the borough planning commission unanimously approved recommending plans for the church to be passed along to borough council for approval, pending a few conditions. Borough council will have to hold a public hearing before it can vote on the plans, planning commission and borough solicitor Al Weinschenk said. Final approval by council will also be contingent on project planners resolving easement and lot consolidation issues and getting a permit from the state Department of Transportation. Planners have heard the latter is in the process of being approved, engineer Tony Ber nardi of LaBella Associates told the planning commission at a meeting Wednesday. LaBella Associates is the engineering firm handling the project. T h e e a rl i e s t c o u n c i l c o u l d vo t e t o a p p r ove wo u l d b e n e x t m o n t h , Weinschenk said. Contact the writer: cover@; 570348-9100 x5363; @Claytonover on Twitter


Abington Heights High School student Sofia Capozzi, models some of the formalware from her shop, The Dress Request.


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Mary Rose Anne Smith, a g e 53, passed aw ay p e a c e f u l l y o n Wednesday, Ju ne 6 at Re g i o n a l H o s p i t a l o f Scranton with her family by h e r s i d e. S h e w a s born in Scranton on January 29, 1965 to Joseph C. a n d t h e l a t e G i ov i n a Salerno. She attended Bishop Hannan High School and g raduated from Marywood University and the Community Medical Center School of Nursing. She was the office manager of the Scranton Heart Institute. In the business of saving lives, Mary Rose had an uncanny ability to touch people’s hearts in a deep and positive way. She gave all of herself to her family, and until her final breath, she worked to ensure the comfor t and security of others. She enjoyed r unning, r e a d i n g b i o g r a p h i e s, traveling, and caring for her children. She collected glass angels and ocean sand from beaches around the world. She had an illustrious modeling career in her twenties, during which she appeared on the runway, in movies and television commercials, and in pageants. An active member of her community, Mary Rose frequently volun-

Jane Bradshaw Rozelle, 90, of Clarks G r e e n , p a s s e d aw ay Tuesday, June 5 at Allied Services Hospice Facility after complications from a recent surgery. Her husband was Clare n c e B . Ro z e l l e wh o passed on August 9, 2007. Born and educated in Scranton, she was the daughter of Milton and Jennie Bradshaw. Jane worked in the office at the Grove Silk Co. for 9 years; returning to the workforce after raising her children, she was then employed by Akzo Nobel, Inc. (for merly International Salt Co.) , retiring in 1993 after 25 years as Executive Secretary. She was a lifelong member of Clarks Green United Methodist Church. She loved her years of bowling with the ladies and playing pinochle. She has left a hole in the hearts of the o n e s wh o k n ow a n d loved her. Jane is survived by two sons, Richard and his wife Barbara, Clarks

teered her time to improve the world around her. To name a few, she was the school nu r s e, ch e e rl e a d i n g coach, baseball coach, soccer coach and chairperson of the American Hear t Association’s Heart Ball. She is survived by her husband, Stafford, and her children, Noah, Tiffany, and Sk yler. If she w e r e h e r e t o d ay, s h e would want you to know that “life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” Family and close friends celebrated the life of Mary Rose’s on Saturday, June 9, 2018. A benediction blessing was of fered by Father Carmen Per ry. To send an online condolence, please visit the website of Jenn i n g s - C a l ve y F u n e r a l and Cremation Services.

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Summit, and War ren and his wife Betty, of Clarks Green. She was adored by her grandchildren, Geof frey, Holly, Laura, and Warren. S h e i s p re c ed e d in d e a t h by o n e s i s t e r, Grace Parry and three brothers Harry, James, and William Bradshaw. A funeral service was held Saturday June 9 from the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home and Cremation Services I n c. 4 1 8 S . S t a t e S t . Clarks Summit, celeb r at e d by Rev. Jo h n Bondhus, Pastor of C l a rk s G r e e n U M C . Inter ment followed in Clarks Green Cemetery.

Je a n T ri s h m a n , o f Clarks Summit, died T u e s d ay M ay 2 9 at Allied Services Hospice Center. She was preceded in death by her husb a n d , E dw a rd “ Te d ” Trishman, who died in 2009. Bor n in Scranton, daughter of the late Bruce F. and Frances B. (Gourley) Ross, she was a g raduate of Clarks Summit High School and served as secretary of her class. Before her retirement, Jean worked as a telephone switchboard operator at Commonwealth Telephone, then as a travel agent at Abington Travel. She was a lifelong member of Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, a member of United Methodist Women and a former member of the Couple’s Class. Surviving are three sons, David, Dickson City; Mark, Coatesville; and Scott, Newber ry, Fla.; a daughter, Marsha T. Miller, Orange Beach, Ala.; seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Kim and

Lisa Trishman; Trisha (Kubek) Lukacs; Ryan Kubek; Dale Trishman; and Taylor (Trishman) Backen; and a g reatgranddaughter, Destiny. She was also predeceased by her sister, Nancy Hobbs. A memorial service was held Saturday, June 9 , at C l a rk s S u m m i t United Methodist C h u r c h b y t h e Re v. Andrew Weidner, pastor. Ar rangements were entrusted to the care of the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home & Cremation Svc. To leave an online condolence, visit the funeral home website.

COURT NOTES MARRIAGE LICENSES ■ Preston Gene Daniels and Brooke Ashley Phillips, both of Clarks Summit. ■ Ryan Thomas Corrigan and Tara Lee Kernoschak, both of Clarks Summit. ■ Gregory William Rudy, Waverly Twp., and Allison Regina Melvin, Clarks Green. ■ Morgan Elizabeth Telesk, Factoryville, and Brad Michael Brink, Dalton. PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS ■ Frederick J. and Mary C. Klevinsky, Lackawanna County, to Susan Dwyer, Lackawanna County; a property at 29 Parkland Drive, South Abington Twp., for $210,000.

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EMS attended. He was a CPR instructor and worked with senior citizens teaching them how to swim. Surviving is one sister, Betsy (Andrew) Perron, Falmouth, Maine; two nieces, Emma and Grace; two nephews, Jake and Connor Perron, all of Falmouth, Maine. He was also preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Stephen & Betty (Dunn) Conway; and paternal grandparents, Joseph and Mary (Godwin) Loftus. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday June, 4 at Church Of St. Gregory, 330 N. Abington Road, Clarks Green, Pa., celebrated by Msgr. Joseph G. Quinn. Interment was privately held in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow. Memorial Contributions m ay b e m ad e t o T r u e Friends Animal Welfare Center, 16332 State Route, Montrose, PA 18801. To leave an online condolence, visit the funeral home website.

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Eve Ziegler, Clarks Green, died Tuesday June at home. She was the wife of the late Irving M. Ziegler, who died in 2009. Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Morris and Anna Bergenfeld Kurzweil, she was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and former member of Temple Israel in Scranton. Eve was an avid antique collector who had a flair for interior design; however, her greatest joy was found in raising her family, for whom she loved to cook and bake, and especially doting on her grandchildren. Surviving is a daughter, Lisa Ziegler and husband, Stuart Rosner, of Cambridge, Mass.; and sons, Jeffrey Ziegler and wife, Carol Gaiser, of Mahwah, N.J.; and Richard Ziegler, Ph.D., and wife, Lisa Rogers, of Mendota Heights, Minn.; four grandchildren, Ariel, Mikaela, Annika and Ari; as well as six siblings, nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by two brothers. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to


■ Dana and Diane Lown, North Abington Twp., to Robert C. and Marianne Rand, Clarks Summit; a property at 102 Hemlock Drive, Clarks Summit, for $166,500. ■ John Robert and Joanne M. Choyka, and Gary Paul and Maryann Choyka, to Margaret Portanova; a property at 417 Parker St., Clarks Summit, for $130,000. ■ Patricia VanZandt, administratrix CTA of the estate of Robert R. Curran, Clarks Summit, to Amy L. Juice, Scranton; a property at 316 Fairview St., Clarks Summit, for $142,000. ■ Herbert and Abigail Smith, South Abington Twp., to Harikrishna K. Ghatti and Swapna Nandigama, Scranton; a property at 301 Abbey Drive, South Abington Twp., for $295,000. ■ Eileen Temprine, South Abington Twp., to Ryan J. Rhett and Carissa Butler, Clarks Summit; a property at 504 Highland Ave., South Abington Twp., for $250,000. ■ Ryan R. Mitvalsky, Clarks Green, to Zhuang Qian, Getzville, N.Y.; a property at 210 Grayson Drive, Clarks Green, for $184,000. ■ Kim M. Berkmann, trustee for Champion Grantor Trust, Clarks Summit, to Robert W. Jr. and Carrie J. Shay; two parcels in Clarks Summit for $286,200. ■ Ray D. Petty and Barbara B. Petty, trustees for Petty Family Trust, Roaring Brook Twp., to Chad P. Walker, Clarks Summit; two parcels in Ransom Twp. for $55,000. ■ Pennymac Loan Trust 2010 NPL1, Moorpark, Calif., to Diplomat Property Manager LLC, New York City; a property at 113 Marcaby Lane,

South Abington Twp., for $166,750. ■ Robert and Sarah Cross, Waverly Twp., to Thomas C. Lavelle, Clarks Summit; a property at 906 Longview Terrace, Waverly Twp., for $223,000. ■ Robert M. and Sally Tosti, Waverly Twp., to Sean M. Boshman, Jessup; a property at 1024 Church St., Jessup, for $125,000. ■ David M. and Elizabeth Koehler, Clarks Summit, and David S. and Ilena Koehler, Clarks Summit, to One Penn Tree LLC; two parcels in Scranton for $129,000. ■ Boston Land Company Inc., South Abington Twp., to Bruce W. and Janet P. Ott, South Abington Twp.; a property in South Abington Twp. for $334,000. ■ Thomas and Ericka Lavelle, Clarks Summit, to Justin Lowe and Patrice Wilding, Moscow; a property at 417 Highland Ave., Clarks Summit, for $180,000. ■ Thomas and Susan B. Mosca to John C. Moore; a property at 3 Lakeside Commons, South Abington Twp., for $177,160. DIVORCES SOUGHT ■ Laura S. Sobolak, Dalton, v. Henry A. Sobolak III, Dalton; married Sept. 13, 2003, in Newton Twp.; pro se. ■ Pamela Scandale, Clarks Summit, v. James Scandale, Clarks Summit; married May 1, 2004, in Lackawanna County; John T. O’Malley, attorney. ■ Matthew Keating, Waverly Twp., v. Jessica Keating, Pittston; married Sept. 12, 2014, in Paoli; pro se. LAWSUITS ■ Joanne Cantafio, individually and

as adminstratrix of the estate of Anthony L. Cantafio and Anthony M. Cantafio, 1804 Dickson St., Scranton, v. Valley View School District, 1 Columbus Drive, Archbald; Highland Associates LTD, Architecture Engineering Interior Design, 102 Highland Ave., Suite 205, Clarks Summit; S.G. Mastriani Co., 142 N. Washington Ave., Suite 703-4; and S.G. Mastriani Construction Management Inc., 116 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, seeking all damages available by law, in an amount in excess of the prevailing arbitration limits, exclusive of pre-judgment interest, post judgment interest and costs, on three counts; an amount in excess of the sum requiring compulsory arbitration under the applicable statues of Pennsylvania and the local rules of the court, on one count; an amount in excess of $50,000, and in excess of the prevailing arbitration limits under the Wrongful Death Act, exclusive of pre-judgment interest, post-judgment interest and costs on two counts, for the wrongful death of Anthony L. Cantafio, on Sept. 30, 2016, after football players collided with him at Valley View’s John Henzes/Memorial Stadium, 732 Keystone Ave., Peckville; Edward J. Ciarimboli and Harry P. McGrath Jr., attorneys. FEDERAL TAX LIEN ■ Michael R. Castellano, 110 Stone Ridge Circle, Clarks Summit; $29,108.80. ESTATE FILED ■ Edwin J. Jarnicki, 2436 Dimmick Ave., Scranton, letters testamentary to Maria N. Sturdevant, P.O. Box 31, Clarks Summit, and Denise J. Reilly, 627 Dickinson Road, Dalton.

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Two area high school athletes were honored by the Lackawanna County Commissioners for their gold medal achievements at the recent PIAA track and field championship event. Kyle Burke from Abington Heights High School won gold in the 3A 1,600-meter run and Ky’Ron Harbin of Scranton High School took gold in the Class 3A long jump. From left: John Coyle, Scranton High School principal; Dave Powell, Scranton High School track and field coach; Michelle Reed, Scranton High School assistant track and field Coach; Harbin, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Burke and Michael Ludka, Abington Heights High School track and field coach.

richard J. Yost, of south Abington township What brings you to the library today? “As I usually do, I’m researching an article for a letter to the editor and also a book that I’m writing.” How long have you been a library card holder? “Ever since I moved from the Harrisburg area to Scranton which is 22 years.” What do you like best about the library? “I like the availability of the best of political thinking whether it be in books, periodicals or newspapers.”

AreA ChurCh serviCes Bethel United Methodist, 2337 Falls Road, Dalton. Sunday service, 9:30 a.m. Pastor is John HardmanZimmerman; 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. quiet, no-music Communion service on Saturdays at 5 p.m. with a pot luck supper on the first Saturday of each month. Sunday morning Communion service is at 11 a.m. with hymns both old and new. 570-563-1564,; cote@ Rev. Lou Divis, priest-in-charge. Clarks Green Assembly of God, 204 S. Abington Road, Clarks Green. Sundays: worship services at 9 and 11 a.m., preschool church and childcare at 9 a.m., Rooted Kids, preschool church and childcare at 11 a.m. Mondays: Young adults, 7 p.m. Wednesdays: Rooted Youth, 6:30 p.m.; GriefShare, adult studies, Rooted Kids and childcare, 7 p.m. Senior pastor: Dan Miller; associate/children’s pastor: Brian Mascaro. 570-586-8286, clarksg reenassembly@, Clarks Green United Methodist, 119 Glenburn Road. Sunday worship: 10 a.m., Sunday school during the service. Prayer meeting: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Christian book study: Mondays at 7 p.m. 570-586-8946. Pastor is Rev. John Bondhus. Clarks Summit United Methodist, 1310 Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit. Sunday services: 8 and 10 a.m. (live streaming of the 10 a.m. service on the church’s Facebook page). Contemporary services are at 4 p.m. every second and fourth Saturday. Sunday school: 9 a.m. There is a youth group and Bible studies classes. Free movie nights begin at 6 p.m. every fourth Saturday of the month. 570-587-2571 or Rev. Andy Weidner is pastor. Country Alliance, 14014 Orchard Dr. off NewtonRansom Blvd. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. 570-587-2885. Pastor is Glen Bayly. Countryside Community, 14011 Orchard Drive in Clarks Summit. Sunday school 9 a.m. Worship service Sundays, 10 a.m. Mondays: Bible study, 10 a.m. Prayer Group, 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays: Choir, 7 p.m. Thursdays: Bible study, 10 a.m. Second Tuesday of month. 570-587-3206. Rev. Mark Terwilliger is pastor. Crossroads, 15924 Route 407 in Fleetville. 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 Over-

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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. 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 p a s t o r. 5 7 0 - 5 8 7 - 4 8 0 8 . St. Patrick, 205 Main St. in Nicholson. Mass schedule: Saturday, 4 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. Email: Trinity Lutheran, 205 W. Grove St. in Clarks Summit. Fall worship schedule: Sunday worship services at 8:15 and 10:30. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Adult education at 9:30 a.m. Interim pastor is Rev. Jeffrey Bohan. office@ TrinityLutheranCS. Church office: 570-587-1088. Preschool: 570-586-5590. 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 8:45 a.m. Pastor is Rev. Michelle Whitlock. 570586-8166; (waverlyumc@ to noon on Saturdays. Pastor is Rev. Michael Shambora. 570-4572499. Summit Baptist Bible Church, 232 Noble Road S. Abington Twp. Worship services Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Services: Student Ministries Grades 6-12; 6:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m. Lead Pastor is Don Roe. 570-586-335. Website: Email:

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Waverly Elementary School students rewarded through Reflections program Waverly Elementary School’s PTA recently awarded students in grades K-4 for participating in the National PTA Reflections Program. Student projects included original art pieces, literature, music compositions, dance choreography, film and photography. First row seated, from left: Michael Vazquez, Lillian Tyler, Iniyan Arunkumar, Aryahi Khale, Shravani Patel, Zane Whitbeck, Giuliana Marzolino, Maizie Davolos and Tommy Pivirotto. Second row: Gavin Peters, Max Sandone, Diann Lyons, Clark Aguirre, Rihanna Saravanan, Addison Osterhout, Molly Keeler, Olivia Kim and Ananya Phadke. Third Row: Prayush Mallaiah, Emma Dougherty, Joseph Wagner, Mishti Patel, Anna Pivirotto, Grace Hoban, Joseph Pivirotto, Austin Lyons, Kate Peters, K’lea Palukonis and Tristan Whitbeck.

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Abington Heights High School NOCTI Auto and Masonry students recently received certifications in their appropriate field of study. First row, from left: Austin Kohut, masonry; Cameron Vishnesky, auto and Robert Berkmann, masonry. Second row: Frank Summa, masonry teacher; Nick Kester, auto, Tyler Lesjack, masonry, Josh Green, auto; Joe Makowski, auto; Dawn Kroptavich, auto and Tim Moher, auto teacher.

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Electrical Construction and Maintenance, Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning, and Carpentry & Cabinetmaking students worked on a live project for NeighborWorks Northeast PA throughout the spring semester at Johnson College. Under the direction of NeighborWorks staff and their Johnson College instructors, they contributed to a range of construction work at the property, located in Clarks Summit. This project is a combination of community service and live lab work where class curriculum is brought to an ongoing project. First row, from left: students Matthew Parry, of Wilkes Barre; Bryan Fuentez, of Taylor; and Duncan Cordaro, of Honesdale. Second row: Frank Mickavicz, ’90, Electrical Construction & Maintenance Technology Assistant Department Chair; Nick Brajuka, Construction Manager; Jesse Ergott, President and CEO of NeighborWorks NEPA; Katie Leonard, President and CEO of Johnson College; and Jen Dougherty, Director of Finance and Operations for NeighborWorks NEPA. Third row: students Brian Sokol, of Old Forge; Robert Buck, of Dalton and Joseph Van Winckle, of Beach Lake.

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Bowdoin College Ava Reed Alexander, of La Plume (18414), graduated cum laude, with a major in psychology and a minor in Hispanic studies from Bowdoin College at its 213th Commencement ceremony. Bucknell University Two local residents were among the 1,090 Bucknell University students who were presented degrees at the Commencement: Morgan Muller of Waverly and Ceilia Severini of Clarks Summit. Lehigh University Jennifer Burke and David Galaydick, both of Clarks Summit graduated during Lehigh University’s commencement ceremonies on May 21. Burke received a Bachelor of Science in business and economics degree with a major in accounting, with high honors. Galaydick received a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering, with honors. Northampton Commu-

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honor societies Elisa Cosner of Chinchilla was among 30 University of Scranton students inducted into Chi Delta Rho, the University’s chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society for counseling. The University’s chapter of the honor society was established in 1994.

Dean’s lists Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Local students from Bloomsburg University Spring 2018 dean’s list were: Jennifer Burkey of North Abington Township, Anjli Dalsania of Clarks Summit, Emily Fazio of South Abington Township, Kristen Finkler of Dalton, Amber Loomis of Clarks Green, Jenneva Macavage of Dalton and Daniel Stevens of Clarks Summit

East Stroudsburg University. Local students making the dean’s list at ESU for the spring semester were: Samantha Chrysler from South Abington Township, Andrew McDonald from Clarks Summit, Thomas Rundell from South Abington Township, Taryn Scott from South Abington Township and Jacob Spindler from Clarks Summit. Hofstra University Regina Volpe, of Clarks Summit excelled during the Spring semester, achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 to earn a spot on the Hofstra University Dean’s List. University of Rhode Island. Salvatore Michael Bulzoni of Clarks Summit was named to the University of Rhode Island spring dean’s list.

other honors Muhlenberg College Samuel Arnold of Dalton was one of 71 Muhlenberg Students named to the Centennial Conference Academic honor roll.

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Coming up at the Abington Community Library Always In Stitches: Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon. Stop and see what this amiable bunch of quilters and sewers are up to. Get involved in one of their many charitable endeavors or learn something new. Mah Jongg: Every Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. Join this group of National Mah Jongg League, INC. players. No experience necessary. Families Helping Families: Every Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. Facilitators provide an educational series and support group for teens and their families affected by substance abuse. Co-sponsored by the Clear Brook Foundation. Scrabble: Every Thursday from 12:30-3 p.m. Join an enthusiastic group of Scrabble players for a fun game. No registration necessary. Latin Language Club: Every Friday from 1-3 p.m. Discuss and study uses of classical Latin Language using grammar, historical and everyday phrases of Latin. Beginners are welcome. Technology Scheduling Session: Tuesday, June 19, from 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. All Crafting Day: Saturday, June 16, from 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.

The following events will be held at the Abington Community Library. Stop by or call 570-587-3440 to register as necessary. For more info online, visit\abington or follow the library on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

ALL AGES Insulin Pump Support Group: Thursday, June 21 from 6-8:30 p.m. Join insulin pump users with/without a sensor in a group setting on the third Thursday of each month to share and talk about your experiences. The group is open to people of all ages who use any brand of insulin pump or are considering going on the pump. Daria World Music: Monday, June 25 from 6-7 p.m. World Music children’s performer DARIA has spent almost three decades performing in the USA and around the world, creating music to inspire all the world’s children. The live show is interactive, bringing a variety of exciting world traditions to life while allowing children to become a part of celebrating world cultures. Instruments from around the world will be available for all to play.

Wayne Bank holds ribbon cutting Wayne Bank held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its newly relocated Clarks Summit Community Office, 841 Northern Boulevard, South Abington Township, on May 2. Community leaders, representatives from local businesses and members of Wayne Bank’s board of directors attended. From left: Eli Tomlinson, Wayne Bank senior vice president, information security officer; Mayor Patty Lawler, Clarks Green Borough; Dr. Michael Mahon, superintendent of schools, Abington Heights School District; John Heim, A.J. Guzzi General Contractors; Alan Hughes, council member, Clarks Green Borough; John Koczwara, Wayne Bank vice president, community office manager and business development officer; Joseph W. Adams, director, Wayne Bank/Norwood Financial Corp; Kevin M. Lamont, director, Wayne Bank/Norwood Financial Corp; John F. Carmody, Wayne Bank executive vice president, chief credit officer; Jessie Davis; John H. Sanders, Wayne Bank

senior vice president, retail lending manager; William W. Davis, Jr., chairman of the board, Wayne Bank/Norwood Financial Corp; Joseph A. Castrogiovanni, Wayne Bank senior vice president, PA Retail Banking Market manager; Lewis J. Critelli, Wayne Bank president and chief executive officer; James F. Burke, Wayne Bank executive vice president, chief lending officer; Dr. Kenneth A. Phillips, director, Wayne Bank/Norwood Financial Corp; William S. Lance, Wayne Bank executive vice president, chief financial officer; Dominic Scott, council member, Clarks Summit Borough; Kristen E. Lancia, Wayne Bank marketing specialist; Gerrie Carey, council president, Clarks Summit Borough; Joseph Rominski, Joseph/ Rominski/Architecture; Honorable Judge Carmen D. Minora; Marietta Police, Joseph/ Rominski/Architecture and Rober t J. Mancuso, Wayne Bank executive vice president and chief operating officer.

ADULTS Book Tasting Party: Thursday, June 28 from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. You’ll never know if you like something until you taste it. Stop in the Ryon Community Room at your convenience throughout the day to “sample” books from various genres. While you’re “tasting” the books, don’t forget to register for SummerQuest, an exciting summer challenge for all ages. Caring Hands: Every Monday from 1-3 p.m. Do you knit or crochet? Join this group that creates delightful things for the library and for the less fortunate. Yarn provided.


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working towards our patients goals. Discovering the under lying reason for their concern as well as what they are missing in their life. 2. Always advancing - not being content and continuing to be progressive in our treatments. Two examples would include continuing education and offering the motion analysis assessments, recognizing new ways to get results people are looking for. What is your favorite part of doing business in the Abingtons? People with a sense of community, working together. What else would you like to share? We can’t always solve what is ailing our clients, but we can direct them to someone who can. Our number one concern is taking care of our patients.

An innovative program to help seniors live independently LIFE Geisinger is a unique and innovative program for older adults designed to give them the support they need to live independently. If you are an eligible older adult, the LIFE Geisinger Program can help you stay in your home while you take advantage of our comprehensive daily living and health services.

We are here to care for you. Scranton: 570-558-6160 Wilkes-Barre: 570-808-8896 Kulpmont: 570-373-2100 For the hearing-impaired, call 570-271-8084.







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Abington Little League

Benefits Group celebrates victory JASON FARMER / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Benefits Group won 21-14 over G.R. Noto Electric in an Abington Little League game Tuesday, June 5, at Ackerly field.

Abington Little League all-stars selected This year’s Abington Little League all-star selections are as follows.

12-year-olds Abington National Conner Abel Zach Brister Eugene Curtin Thomas LaCoe Michael Naegele Mark Nazar Ryan Nealon Jake Rowlands Andrew Summa Reece Vida Declan Walsh Gavin Walsh

Benefits Group’s #10 Garrett Sespico slides safely into home.

G.R. Noto Electric’s #10 Finn Kane pitches against Benefits Group.

Abington American Lincoln Anderson Austin Boersma Adam Dempsey Connor Griffin Brian Heard Jake Lenahan Luke Leventhal Joseph Ramey Kevin Schmidt Samuel Specht Luke Swank Madison Zalewski


G.R. Noto’s #12 William Herold tries to make the tag on Benefits Group’s #5 Sam Specht as he slides into third.

Abington National Nicholas Bradley Daniel Fritch William Herold Myles Knott Brandon Lezinski Derek Locker Robert Lucas Teddy Pietryka William Ramey Seamus Spangenberg David Tigue Benedict Walsh Abington American Christopher Begley Carson Bird Liam Fick Finn Goldberg Justin Kim Christian Mamera Brock Pentasuglio Hunter Pentasuglio Tate Pentasuglio Domenic Peters Christopher Ramey Dominic Vergnetti


Benefits Group’s #6 Logan Heaney tries to Benefits Group’s #25 Coyd Sespico takes a Benefits Group’s #14 Harshal Patel slides tag out G.R. Noto’s #10 Finn Kane. lead from first base. safely into home.

G.R. Noto’s #12 William Herold slides safely inot home with Benefits Group’s #14 Harshal Patel covers the plate.

Flash wins first in Whitewater cup classic The U14 Abington Soccer Club girls Flash won first place at the Whitewater Cup Classic in Forty Fort. Front row, from left, Addy Toole, Lucy Abdalla and Celia Magnotta. Second row, from left, Nadia Gill, Jacqui Weber, Abby Kimler and Karlie O’Hara. Back row, from left, Kaylee Suchocki, Alexa Stevens, Maddie Pardue, Maggie Seechock, Shelby Kaschak, Amelia Maros, Lauren Lefchak, Emma Ratchford and coach Emma Black. Also on the team is Ellie Saunders.

Abington National Gavin Anders Jason Casper Cooper Cottrell Aidan Gardner Connor Kalinoski Noah Kayal Greyson Locker Lucas Mendez Race Moraski Christopher Naegele Jack Pavuk Christopher Tayoun Abington American William Arp Matthew Byrd Chase Durkin Evan Gonzalez Seamus Kelly Colin Knott Jack Nalevanko Harshal Patel Lukas Ruane Cayd Sespico Raphael Thomas Reese Zalewski

In hISTORy 30 years ago: Keri Wellard and Brenda Young homered for Tose-Folwer in a 14-9 win over Northeastern Bank in Abington ASA softball. 20 years ago: Al Monelli homered for Abington Lions in a 12-6 win over PNC Bank in Abington Little League action. 10 years ago: Sam Morano had three hits, including a double, for F. Smith & Sons in a 10-0 win over Abington VFW in Abington Little League action.

clIPbOaRd YOUTH BASEBALL/ SOFTBALL ■ Electric City Baseball & Softball Academy will host its ninth annual Summer Slam Baseball Camp for ages 6-17 at Connell Park on July 23 through July 27 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $150. To register or call 570-955-0471.

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Robert and Sarah Jones share a first kiss as husband and wife.


Mr. and Mrs. Bob Jones Red Maple Vineyard, West Park, New York, was the setting Aug. 6 for the wedding and reception of Sarah Goldenthal and Robert Jones, both of New York City. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Rachel Goldenthal, Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The bridegroom is the son of David and Toni Jones, Clarks Summit. Rabbi Gary Katz officiated at the ceremony. Emily Gleimer, Voorhees, New Jersey, and Rebecca Solomon, New York City, sisters of the bride, were maids of honor. Vivienne Gleimer, Voorhees, niece of the bride, was flower girl. Jonathan Jones, Telluride, Colorado, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. The bride earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and a master’s degree from Fordham University. She also earned a juris doctorate from Queens College of The City University of New York. She is a matrimonial and family law attorney at Callagy Law P.C. The bridegroom earned a bachelor’s degree in communication design with a minor in music from Kutztown University. He works in marketing and branding at Morgan Stanley. The couple met on the bridegroom’s birthday in Harlem Public at Manhattan, New York City. The couple, who took a wedding trip to Athens, Naxos and Santorini, Greece, resides in New York City’s Upper West Side.

The Suburban features expanded wedding packages of up to six photographs. If you were married in the last 12 months and live or grew up in the Abingtons, email for details about this feature commemorating your special day.

The bride and groom with the groom’s parents, David and Toni Jones, of Clarks Summit.

The joy of the day was captured on the face of the The newlyweds cut the cake. flower girl.

Red Maple Vineyard, West Park, New York, was the setting for the wedding of Sarah Goldenthal and Robert Jones.

Local Rotarian becomes district governor Rotary International District 7410 will induct Roger Mattes, Jr. as District Governor at its annual Banner exchange on Sunday July 1, 2018. Also on the agenda is a celebration of the gubernatorial year of Karin Susan Breitlauch. The event will be held at the Ramada Inn in South Abington Township at 2 p.m. Mattes, an attorney and president of the law offices of Mattes & M a t t e s , p. c. i n Scranton, is a memb e r o f t h e Ro t a r y Club of the Abingtons. He first joined Rotary in 1985, and served as President of the Ro t a r y C l u b o f t h e Abingtons in 2011-12. H e s e r ve d o n t h e i r B o a rd o f D i re c t o r s f o r n i n e ye a r s a n d has held several positions in the club. He is a Graduate of t h e Ro t a r y L e a d e rs h i p I n s t i t u t e, i s a Paul Har ris Fellow, and a member of the Paul Har ris Society. He has also been active at the District level serving as a Gover nor-Elect, Director, an Assistant Gover nor, a member of the Finance Com-

mittee, and a P.E.T.S. F a c i l i t a t o r. H e chaired the District Conference Committee for 2017 and has headed up the District’s Crisis Management Team. Mattes received his Juris Doctorate d e g re e f ro m D r a ke University, his undergraduate degree from DePauw University, and is a graduate of Valley Forge Military A c a d e m y. H e a l s o attended the Pennsylvania Realtors Institute where he earned a G.R.I designation. He lectures extens ive l y i n t h e l e g a l community and has been published in several scholarly books and magazines, including the National Business Institute a n d t h e T r i a l L aw yers of America Maga z i n e. H e h a s b e e n named as a “Top Lawyer in Pennsylvania” by the Legal Network. He is a two time recipient of the LeaseComm Counselor’s Club Award, and the Winner’s Circle Award. He received t h e A m e r i c a n L aw yer’s Quarterly Distinguished Service Citation, the J.C. Penney Golden Rule

Aw a r d , t h e J ayc e e Outstanding Service Award, and was listed in Who’s Who Among American Law Students. He lives in Nicholson with his wife J a c k i e. T h e y h av e four children, Emily, M o l l y, P h i l i p a n d Phoebe Snow. Rotary International is the largest community service organization in the world. Its membership is open to all men and women adults interested in local and inter national community service. Rotary District 7410 has more than 1100 members in 43 se parate clubs located throughout Northe a s t e r n Pe n n s y l va nia. Its territory ranges from the Lehigh tunnel to the New York border, and from Wellsboro over to the New Jersey line. For more info about Ro t a r y e m a i l r o t a rydistrict7410@gmail. com or call 570-3471311. The Rotary Club of the Abingtons meets on Thursdays, at 12:10 p.m. at the Ramada and prospect ive m e m b e r s a re always welcome.

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The grounds of the Clarks Summit Methodist Church on June 29, 1980 was the place to be for the annual Abington Community Library Fair. The fair featured an auction, craft demonstrations, puppet performance by Mr. Hush Puppy, used book sale, Little Mister and Miss Bookmark Contest and an international food booth. Leaders of the Abington Community Library Fair are a right Mary Price, chairwoman of the fair; Barbara Martin, chairwoman of the international food booth; and Mary Tuthill, library director.

Mindful Eating class planned A workshop on healthy eating, titled, “Eating Mindfully …One Bite at a Time,” will take place Thursday, June 21, at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Instructor Lisa Rigau, a certified Mindful Eating and Stress Reduction Counselor, will address the rediscovery of a healthy relationship with food. This program will explore the causes and under-

lying factors of poor eating habits. “A n y o n e who has ever had stress or anxiety and rigau turned to food as a distraction or comfort, or has a lovehate relationship with food will benefit from this workshop,” Rigau explained in a

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LEGACY: Generations thriving FROM PAGE 1

to-consumer mindset has and Brian grew the poultry been foundational to their business and started the business. strawberries on the farm. “Both aspects of our “They saw the potential. farm, the turkeys and We are in a highly visible the strawberries, are sold area. Our dads decided that directly to the consumer. strawberries were someOur products are not sold thing they wanted to experi- wholesale. There’s no middle ment with,” Craig Pallman man involved,” Craig said. said. “It’s been almost 35 “Currently, there is very years since they planted little production agriculture their first strawberry field taking place in Lackawanna and that field has strawberCounty. Diversification has ries in it this year. It’s an been important for us. Farmacre and a half that runs ing is tough, and there’s still along the Morgan Highway. a lot of risk and potential for They started with a 10 x 10 loss.” stand, selling directly to the The Pallman family is no community.” stranger to loss. In the early Pallman Farms will par1900’s fire claimed barns and ticipate in the Strawberry equipment. In the 1980’s hunDay 5k on June 30. “We love dreds of acres of tomatoes connecting with our commu- were lost. The family fought nity,” Craig said. through it. They made tough Several members of the decisions and stuck it out. Pallman family, young and Each generation has risen to old, will run in the race and the task. the farm will operate a ven“There are two battles we dor booth with their fresh currently face on our farm strawberries. The acre and with a you-pick operation. a half they started with has You have to have the weather grown to more than 12 acres to make the crop and you of strawberries to satisfy have to have the weather their customer base. Craig to pick the crop. Rain and Pallman said their berries sun, but in dosages that will are different from the berequal each other out, creatries sold in stores. ing consistency and the right “What sets our berries growing conditions,” Craig apart is the brix content,” he said. said. “There is a taste and Even with wet weather quality difference between and below average temperaour you-pick berries and a tures, Pallman’s assures a commercially raised and strawberry harvest for their shipped berry.” customers. Their customers agree. “We’re going to have a Pallman Farm’s commitberry crop this year, no ment to quality and a direct- question. But they are late.”

Craig said. “We remain optimistic and focused on the harvest season.” Optimism and focus, along with a hard work ethic, abound in generations of the Pallman family. “The family dynamic that exists was all fostered by Dutch, my grandfather,” shared Craig. “This was his legacy. He had his three sons all working with him on the farm and left us a good example. Our work ethic comes from him, without a doubt.” “He was a hard worker,“ agreed Bruce Pallman. “He was always here. He might take time to get away but couldn’t wait to get home to the farm.” Arthur “Dutch” Pallman passed away in 2009. He lived to see his sons and grandsons carry on what he started. “Dad would be very proud of the boys,” Bruce said. “This was important to him. They are keeping it all going.” Craig and Douglas Pallman are doing more than keeping it going. More than the family legacy of farming started by their great-great grandfather, Charles Pallman. More than the poultry business that their grandfather, Dutch Pallman built his name. And more than the strawberries started by their dads, Bruce and Brian Pallman. They are building something of their own here on

Dad’s Lessons FROM PAGE 1

“Yeah, it’s going to be called ‘Fed-UP,” he said. One winter during a heavy snowfall, he reported, “Buffalo’s got four feet.” “Wow, really?” I asked. “Yes,” he said. “Buffaloes always have four feet — four legs, four hooves and four feet.” Another thing that stands out about Dad is his work ethic. From the time he and Mom were married to this day, he’s worked hard in several fields, from fork lift operating to custodial services, sometimes juggling two or more jobs at a time to provide for his family. Yet he still finds time to spend with us. Some of my earliest memories with Dad revolve around what we called “Daddy Days.” Before I was old enough to go to school and before my younger brother Eddie was born, Mom and I sometimes surprised Dad with little parties when he came home from work. They usually consisted of spaghetti (his favorite meal), lots of games and homemade banners that read “We love you!” and “Happy Daddy Day!” No matter how exhausted Dad was, he always met Daddy Days with enthusiasm, just as he does all aspects of being a father. Dad never knew his own father. But that’s one thing that makes him so incredible. He didn’t have that role model when he was growing up or an example to go by when he became a father himself. Yet he is the best dad Eddie and I could wish for. One day back at the monkey bars on the elementary school playground, Dad didn’t help me to the ground. He didn’t leave me dangling. He stood ready to catch me while encouraging me to keep going until I made it to the other side. Sometimes Dad rescues. Sometimes he encourages. In both cases his good example carries us across hurdles, ailments and fears. Through life.

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Three generations of Pallman farmers at the South Abington Township farm. In the center is Pallman patriarch Dutch. In back, from left: Doug and his father Brian and Bruce and his son, Craig. Summit Lake Road. Summit Harvest is a tomato packing and distribution business Douglas and Craig Pallman opened in 2000. “One of the fondest memories Douglas and I have of him (Dutch), is when we were getting started with our facet of the business, the Summit Harvest side, he was here every day to see it,” Craig said. “He watched it happen. He saw us take something that wasn’t originally here and create it.” Dutch’s sons, Bruce and Brian are fixtures on the farm. “They are semi-retired but still the first ones here and the last to leave every day. This is their life,” Craig Pallman shared. Now Craig and Douglas carry on the legacy of generations. “We have a commitment to not undermine the family name.” When you visit Pallman

farms to pick berries, you gain more than a bucket of fresh strawberries. You carry out the fruit of a family legacy, proving hard work, strong family values and focused dedication make a difference. A legacy as rich as the soil their strawberries grow in.

Strawberry Day 5k & Festival look for the Pallman Farms vendor booth June 30 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at national running Center, Davis st. in Clarks summit Features a 5k run/walk and Kids’ Fun run, strawberry shortcake, children’s games, vendors and more. To register for the race or more information, contact Ashley at nrC 570-586-1620 or visit

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always has a sketch pad.” For her fifth grade project Zeng drew a flower with a waterfall for petals. Using colored pencils, she completed the project over several days at home. “All sixth grade students take a mask art class” said art teacher

Jamie Sheehan. “Angela took the class with me in the beginning of the year. Most of the students made the same mask but Angela went above and beyond. Her mask was more colorful and creative and she gave the mask her own twist. She worked very hard on it and she enjoyed the class.

gela wanted to do it. She is a good student and works hard in class.” Zeng was born in China and came to the United States with her mother Yingqi Zeng's winning artwork when she was in second grade. Her mother was attend“The American Water ing school in the area. Company contest was not required but An“I did not speak very

good English when I came here,” Zeng said. “I went to English as a Second language classes. It has been a few years and I speak English well now.” She also enjoys cooking and sewing at school. When she is not drawing, she likes to swim and hang out with her friends.


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Family Owned & Operated for Over 40 Years 1609 MAIN AVE., PECKVILLE EXIT 190 OFF I-81 (Right At the Light, Go 4 Miles to Our Door) 570-489-7586 • Mon.-Thurs. 9am-7pm • Fri. 9am-5pm • Sat. 9am-3pm • Sunday Browsing

The Abington Suburban--06-14-18  
The Abington Suburban--06-14-18