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MAyor oncE AGAin Patty Lawler steps into familiar role in Clarks Green by Linda Scott

SPEciaL to tHE abinGton SUbURban Some people are just cut out to be mayor. Patty Lawler is one of those people. Lawler was a member of Clarks Summit council for two years. She then was elected mayor and served for three years before resigning because she moved to Clarks Green. As mayor of Clarks Summit, she oversaw the police department. She was instrumental in the development of Depot Street including the pocket park and the pocket library. She was involved in the first Earth Day celebration in the borough and held the mayor’s brunch. “I have good memories of Clarks Summit,” said Lawler. “I had a lot of help from the residents who live in the borough.” Lawler recently became the mayor of Clarks Green after the death of Mayor William “Bill” Thorburn. Thorburn served as mayor for 20 years and before that served on Clarks Green Council. “Bill was a friend of mine,” said Lawler. “I saw him a week before his passing. He was warm and caring. He wanted the best for Clarks Green and its residents.” “Bill and I were friends for 65 years,” said Alan Hughes, Clarks Green coun-

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cilman and chairman of the finance committee. “We grew up about a block apart in Scranton. We did things that all 9- and 10-year-olds did, like play ball and hide and seek. He was a great friend for a long time and I got to serve on council with him. That was a real pleasure. Everyone knew him as Mayor Bill.” Mayor Thourbun helped with planning Clarks Green’s centennial celebration as well as the installation of the clock tower. He also helped with the memorial pavers that people bought to remember loved ones. The pavers are located in the pocket park. “Art was the first order for Bill,” said Hughes. “He made the pocket library across from the Clarks Green borough building. He hand-designed and then made it by himself. There was a bell in the Masonic Lodge near the borough building. That used to be a Baptist church. He asked the Masonic Lodge if the borough could have the bell. This was during Clarks Green centennial in 2014. Clarks Green DPW workers relocated the bell to the borough garage and he restored it. The bell is now in front of the borough building.” “I got to know him better while being on council with him,” said Keith Williams Clarks Green Council. “Mayor Bill was a true advocate for the Clarks Green Borough and for those who lived there. Patty Lawler is the one person who seems most fitting to be the new mayor. I think she will do a wonderful job.”


From left: Clarks Summit Mayor Herman Johnson, Clarks Summit Police Chief Chris Yarns, Clarks Green Safety Chairman Dave Rinaldi, Our Lady of Peace School principal Colleen Jumper and Clarks Green Mayor Patty Lawler. Safety plans and procedures were reviewed and the officials got a tour of the school.

“One of the first things I did as Mayor of Clarks Green was visit Our Lady of Peace School,” said Lawler. “I met with the students, teachers and principal Colleen Jumper. I want to make sure the children are safe at the school.” In the coming days, Lawler will introduce herself to the merchants and businesses in Clarks Green. She is plan-

ning to hold an Easter egg hunt and other activities throughout the year. “I have Mayor Thorburn’s keys to the borough building,” said Lawler. “When I hold them or look at them, I will remember him. I have big shoes to fill. I intend to be a people person. My office at the borough building will be open for anyone who wants to stop by to visit and talk with me.”

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ritsen’s “The Bone Garden.” The author for day and Friday through May 25. Open to the public and free of charge, the April is Andrew Greeley. Trinity Early Learning Center, 205 W. spring sessions will be held regardless Grove St. in Clarks Summit, will host two of sky conditions, but will be cancelled one-week camps for 3- to 5-year-olds this by the threat of severe weather. Registration is now open for the summer. “Out of This World” will take This season’s astronomical proKeystone/TUTeens Conservation Camp place July 30 to Aug. 3, 9 a.m. to noon. grams will feature an illustrated lecture in LaPlume for teens 14-18, sponsored “Under The Sea” will be presented Aug. and telescopic observations. Large by Trout Unlimited and Keystone Col13-17, 9 a.m. to noon. Children will engroups such as school classes, scouts lege, June 17-23. Learn the art and the gage in daily play, crafts, a snack and acand community organizations intertivities revolving around a central theme science of fly fishing and conservation. ested in attending should call 570-945This is a one-week stay-over camp on the each week. The cost is $150 per week 8402 or email observatory@keystone. campus of Keystone College. Fee is $400 and all supplies and snacks are included. edu to schedule a session. The observaChildren must be bathroom-independent. with financial aid available. Register at tory is on Route 107, two miles east of Now enrolling. For more information, call or for more Fleetville. For more information, visit information call 570-954-5042 or email 570-587-1088.

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Wilkes University predental student Jasmin Patel of Clarks Summit is one of two Wilkes students to participate in the Benco Family Foundation’s Lessons in a Lunchbox. The program is designed for second- and third-graders to highlight the connections between healthy nutrition and proper dental hygiene. Patel was part of the volunteer group which handed out the lunch boxes and showed the elementary students how to use the tools inside. Patel, a biology major, explained, “I thoroughly enjoyed participating in this program. Not only did I get to see a different job that a pediatric dentist does, but also I got to spend time with young students on something that I am passionate about: dentistry and all that it stands for.”

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ar ound town The GaTheri nG P l ac e ann ounce s sPrinG cla sses A record number of classes will be offered at The Gathering Place during this spring semester. Among the offerings are programs to improve wellbeing, embrace technology, inspire the inner chef or yoga enthusiast, challenge the brain and stimulate creativity. For more information on the more than 40 other offerings at The Gathering Place this spring, visit • Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Wednesdays, March 14 to April 18, 6:30 p.m. This introductory class provides the fundamentals of mindfulness-based stress reduction. Through meditation and awareness exercises, the class will explore this approach to living fully in the present moment. This class is led by Phillip Sallavanti, a mindfulness teacher and practitioner with more than 15 years of experience. Cost: $70. • Ordinary Lives Illuminated, Wednesdays, March 14 to April 11, 7 p.m. Anne Stopper will discuss strategies and insights into the process of writing creative non-fiction from primary interviews. This class will include interviewing techniques and some technical tips for conducting and recording oral histories and turning them into written works of creative non-fiction. Cost: $45. • Introduction: Excel. Thursdays, March 15 and 22, 6 p.m. This class, taught by Lisa Imbriaco, offers a basic understanding of spreadsheets that students can build upon and apply. Students will learn to understand the interface and environment. Students should have the latest version of Excel on their device before attending class. Cost $20. • Ukrainian Pysanky, Thursday, March 15, 6 p.m. Tammy Budnovitch will teach the basic steps to creating Ukrainian pysanky. Students will be given hands-on, step-by-step instructions to help them complete their own pysanky egg. Cost $20. • Overcoming your Fear of Apps, Tuesday, March 20, 6 p.m. Learn how to download apps from the App or Google Play Stores safely and efficiently onto your device. Lisa Imbriaco will share and introduce students to different type of apps for productivity, leisure, weather, travel, and entertainment. Students may also share their favorite apps. Bring your phone, so you can download apps. Cost: $15.

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We are here to care for you. Among the offerings is “Visions of Teaoga – Our Valley in the American Revolution” offered by Waverly native Jim Remsen, author and history enthusiast. He will discuss how area settlers and Native Americans tried to preserve their societies, culture and way of life during the American Revolution.

• Ciao! Beginning Italian, Tuesdays, March 20 to May 8, 7 p.m. Maria Caporale will teach a fun, interactive class exploring the basics of Italian language and culture. Bring a notebook and pen. Cost $60. • Cannoli Making, Wednesday, March 21, 6:30 p.m. An interactive lesson making cannoli with a tiramisu filling. Chef Sean Menth will guide you in preparing (and eating) fresh cannoli. Cost: $35. • Noontime lecture series – Visions of Teaoga: Our Valley in the American Revolution, Thursday, March 22, noon. Jim Remsen returns to offer another saga of our area’s history. He will detail the lives of settlers and Native American tribes as both groups try to preserve their own societies as the American Revolution brings terror and heartbreak to the Wyoming Valley. Cost $5. Pay at the door, but RSVP by emailing gatheringplacecs@gmail. com or calling 570-575-0384. • Louisa May Alcott: More than Just Little Women, Monday, March 26, 7 p.m. Jennifer Ochman, historical presenter, will offer a living history portrayal of Louisa May Alcott. Her focus is on Alcott’s early life as a nurse and struggling author. Parents and children, of middle school age, are encouraged to attend together. Cost $15.

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Artifici Al rAin , PArt 2 In last week’s column, I discussed how climate and soil type should play a role in deciding whether to invest in a lawn or landscape irrigation system. This week, we will look at a few other factors to consider in the big picture of irrigation. Last fall, our business was working on a project with several moving components: Trees had to be removed, and a landscape had to be installed quickly so as not to disrupt business hours and traffic. This meant that coordinating delivery of supplies from multiple suppliers, planting dates, late-fall weather issues—all of these factors had to be properly aligned or the project would fail. At the proverbial last minute, another layer was added: the planting plan and schedule had to be coordinated with the planning and availability of the irrigation contractor. On the one hand, since my business was responsible for the establishment of the plants, one might think that I would be grateful to work around an irrigation contractor’s schedule. After all, statistically speaking, receiving the proper amount of water in the first year or two is the chief predictor of survival for new plantings. On the other hand, I was very concerned: I know of no way to automate watering so that plants get sufficient, but not excess water. (If grass is overwatered, it seldom dies, but if many trees and shrubs are drowned, they will die). When I studied arboriculture, my Penn State professors told me of a tree transplant that incorporated dozens of water sensors into the root zone.

The professors concluded that even such an investment of thousands of dollars was only a guess. They recommended instead that an annual plant like impatiens be placed near the tree. When the impatiens wilt, showing a need for water, you will know that the tree needs water—and the pot of impatiens costs less than $10. So when it comes to trees and shrubs, automatic irrigation is a gamble. There is another irrigation factor to consider: What is the point of watering plants anyway? Think of a golf course in the desert. In a desert, lush, green fairways are completely artificial. From a water perspective, the best way to choose plants is to look at the type of plants that already thrive in the existing climate and soil type. Landscape irrigation is fundamentally artificial and therefore unsustainable. In sustainability terms, compare installation costs, repair costs and seasonal maintenance costs—to prevent freeze damage, each fall, all lines must be “blown out” using compressed air. Compare these costs to the cost of pulling out a hose two or three times a year. While an irrigation system seems like a fight against nature, a hose, timer and sprinkler (as little as $100) are merely protecting your landscape investment from the extremes of nature’s cycles. 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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FiRst BaPtist oF aBinGton, 1216 N. Abington Road, Waverly. Sunday worship: 11 a.m. Adult or youth Sunday school: 10 a.m. Pastor is Don Hickey. 570-5874492.

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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. 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. 570-5631564,; 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,, ClaRks GReen United Methodist, 119 Glenburn Road. Sunday worship: 10 a.m., Sunday school during the service. Bible study: Thursdays at 7 p.m. Christian book study: Mondays at 7 p.m. 570-586-8946. Pastor is Rev. John Bondhus. ClaRks sUMMit United Methodist, 1310 Morgan

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

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: Warm Hugs Outreach, 9 a.m. 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 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. 570563-2789. east Benton United Methodist, 200 Jordan Hollow Road in Dalton. Sunday worship Service 9 a.m. Adult Sunday school at 8:15 a.m. Pastor is Mark E. Obrzut Sr. 570-5632370.

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;; Rev. William G. Carter is pastor. GRaCe BaPtist oF the aBinGtons, 11 Pine Tree Drive, Dalton. Sunday service 10:30 a.m. (nursery provided). Sunday school/Bible study for all ages, 9:30 a.m. Bible study and prayer meeting, Wednesday, 7 p.m. (Youth group and children’s program at the same time.) Pastor is Ben Rust. 570-563-2206. heRitaGe BaPtist ChURCh, 415 Venard Road, Clarks Summit. Sunday services 9 and 10:30 a.m. 570-587-2543. Glenn Amos is pastor. oUR ladY oF the aBinGtons, 207 Seminary Road, Dalton. Mass schedule: Saturday, 6 p.m. and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Email: www.spolachurch. PaRkeR hill, 607 North Abington Road, Clarks Summit. Worship services Sundays, 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Lead pastor is Mark Stuenzi. 570-586-0646 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. st. PatRiCk, 205 Main St. in Nicholson. Mass schedule: Saturday, 4 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. Email: spolachurch@ tRinitY lUtheRan, 205 W. Grove St. in Clarks Summit. Fall worship schedule: Sunday worship services at 8:15 and 10:30. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Adult education at 9:30 a.m. Interim pastor is Rev. Jeffrey Bohan. office@TrinityLutheranCS. Church office: 570-587-1088. Preschool: 570-5865590. WaveRlY CoMMUnitY, 101 Carbondale Road. 10 a.m. Sundays: Badge of Honor, ages 2 to 12, to help children grow in their character, understanding of the Bible and relationship with Jesus Christ. 10 a.m. Sundays: Sunday school. 11 a.m. Sundays: worship service, 7 p.m. Wednesdays: House Church. Contact the church for the location. Pastor is the Rev. James Cohen. 570-587-2280. WaveRlY United Methodist, 105 Church St. in Waverly. Worship service Sunday at 9 a.m. Pastor is Rev. Michelle Whitlock. 570-586-8166;

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cheese. Repeat with remaining sauce and cheese. Yield: Approximately 4 dozen ravioli. Ricotta filling: Combine 1 cup of ricotta or creamstyle cottage cheese and 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan in a small bowl. Stir in 1 beaten egg and 2 tablespoons chopped parsley. Chill until you are ready to use. Follow boiling instructions above. Spinach filling: In a large bowl, blend 1 cup finely chopped cooked spinach, 1 cup Ricotta cheese (drained), 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons bread crumbs, 1 egg (beaten), 1 teaspoon salt and dash of pepper. Place 1 tablespoon of the filling in each square. Follow boiling instructions above. RAVIOLI DOUGH To prepare tomato sauce: 3 cups all-purpose flour Sauté 1 cup chopped onion, and 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 1 minced garlic clove in 1/4 cup of 3 eggs 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil Olive oil until soft in large saucepan. Stir in large can (2 pounds, 3 ounces) 1/4 cup water 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan Italian plum tomatoes; 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste; 2 teaspoons cheese crumbled leaf basil; 1 teaspoon salt; Fillings (recipes below) dash of sugar and 1 cup water. Heat Tomato sauce (recipe below) to bubbling; reduce heat and simmer, Sift flour and salt into a large uncovered, 45 minutes or until sauce bowl. Add eggs, oil and water. Work has thickened, stirring frequently. liquids into the flour with your Yield: about 5 cups. fingers to make a stiff dough. Knead dough for 10 minutes until smooth BALSAMIC GLAZED CARROTS and soft as bread dough. (Do not add additional flour.) Wrap dough in (Can be prepared in microwave.) 1 tablespoon olive oil plastic wrap; let stand 15 minutes. 3 cups whole baby carrots Cut dough in quarters; keep dough 1-1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinyou are not working with wrapped in plastic, or it will dry out. Using a roll- egar 1 tablespoon brown sugar ing pin, roll out dough, one quarter at Heat oil in a skillet over mediuma time on a wooden board (Do not use high heat. Sauté carrots in oil for additional flour), roll to a 12-inchby-4-1/2-inch rectangle. Repeat with 10 minutes, or until tender. Stir in balsamic vinegar and brown sugar, remaining quarters of dough. Cut into squares using a pastry wheel, or mix to coat and serve. For microround, as for pierogies; shape and fill wave: cook carrots in 1/2 cup water in microwave safe bowl for 5 minutes, with your favorite filling, pinching or until tender. Add brown sugar and edges of dough around each ravioli. microwave until melted; stir in balBring water to boil in large pot; samic vinegar. Yield: 6 servings. add a little salt and 1 tablespoon oil. Boil ravioli 10-12 minutes. Remove BAKED GREEN TOMATOES with slotted spoon to heated serving 15 large green tomatoes dish. Top with half the homemade Dash of salt tomato sauce and half Parmesan STUFFED MUSHROOMS POPPERS 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, cleaned, stems removed 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped 1/2 teaspoon onion salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Paprika for garnish Combine all ingredients; mix thoroughly. Spoon mixture into mushroom caps. Sprinkle with paprika. (At this point, they can be refrigerated until baking time.) Place mushrooms on oven-proof platter and bake at 400º for 5 minutes or until hot. Yield: 20-24 mushrooms.

Dash of black pepper 2 cups brown sugar 3 cups coarse chopped (white or whole wheat) cracker crumbs 2 sticks butter Vegetable cooking spray Cut tomatoes in 1/2 inch slices and arrange in a shallow casserole dish lightly sprayed with vegetable oil. Season each with salt and pepper, and spread each with a tablespoon of brown sugar. Cover with cracker crumbs and dot with butter. Bake at 350° until tender, but firm, about 20-25 minutes. Yield: approximately 10-12 servings.

4 eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 cups mini chocolate chips PEAR AND WALNUT CAKE 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter 2 cups all-purpose flour Canned chocolate frosting 1 teaspoon cinnamon Preheat oven to 325º. Line a 9-inch 1 teaspoon baking soda square baking pan with aluminum foil 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg to overhang sides by 2-inches. Melt 1/2 teaspoon salt butter in pan over medium heat. Add 1-1/2 cups firmly packed brown two sugars; stir until dissolved. Cool sugar 12 minutes. Stir in eggs and vanilla; 1/2 cup vegetable oil blend in flour and salt, mixing well. 3 eggs Divide batter between 2 bowls. 1/4 cup sugar In microwave-safe bowl, microwave 1/4 cup water 1/2 cup mini chips on high in 10-sec1 teaspoon vanilla ond intervals until melted; stir into 1 5 ripe, firm Bartlett pears, (unbowl batter. Stir in 1/2 cup mini chips; peeled), cored, and cut into 1/2-inch spread in pan. cubes In clean bowl, microwave peanut 1/2 cup chopped, toasted walnuts butter on High in 10-second intervals, Vanilla ice cream stirring often until melted. Stir into Preheat oven to 350º. Butter and remaining bowl of batter; stir in reflour 9-inch-by-13-inch baking pan. maining chips. Spread over chocolate Sift first 5 ingredients into medium batter. Bake 1 hour or until toothpick bowl. Using electric mixer, beat inserted in center comes out with brown sugar, oil, eggs, sugar, water moist crumbs clinging. Cool on rack and vanilla in large bowl until very 15 minutes. Using aluminum foil, lift smooth. Blend in dry ingredients. Stir in pears and walnuts. Pour batter brownie from pan. Cool completely on rack. Remove foil. If desired, spread into prepared pan and bake until top brownies with chocolate frosting. is brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 50 to 55 Yield: 12 servings. minutes. Cool completely; serve with vanilla ice cream. Any comments, questions or favorite recipes? Yield: 12 servings. THREE-LAYER PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIES 2 sticks butter or margarine 1 cup dark brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar MARCH 8, 2018

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The Abington Heights Middle School Mathcounts team took first place at the annual regional math competition. The school’s team competed against approximately 170 competitors from fifteen area schools. This win secured the AHMS a spot at the Mathcounts State competition on March 24. Mathcounts meets as a middle school after school activity, practicing every Thursday to prepare for competition by solving various types of math problems. This is the first time the AHMS team has won the regional competition and is very excited to go to state competition. The four students who will be competing are Braeden Mathers, Bobby Tricarico, Gavin Ross and Nick Deremer. Jacob Newton (far right) came in 19th overall in the Individual competition. Manon Pancholy, secured 16th place in the individual competition.

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Community Calendar Email your organization’s events to Have them in by noon on Friday to have them included in the following Thursday’s edition. Visit for the complete calendar listing.

OpiOd discussiOn: On Thursday, March 8, 7-9 p.m. the first of four free programs on substance abuse awareness will be presented at the Gathering Place, 304 S. State St. in Clarks Summit. Part one is titled: “Facing the Stigma and the Reality of Children’s Substance Abuse.” Anyone attending is asked to register for tickets on Facebook at The Gathering Place Clarks Summit or email Attendance qualifies you have the opportunity to win a large-screen TV and a Safer Lock Box for medications. church pizza sale: Countryside Com-

munity Church, 14011 Orchard Drive in Clarks Summit will hold its spring pizza sale on Saturday, March 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pick up at the lower entrance. Orders are due by Saturday, March 3. Order “Old Forge Style” pizza to bake fresh or freeze to enjoy anytime. You can order your pizza with or without onions and optional pepperoni topping. Plain $10/ Pepperoni $12. Call in your order to 570587-3206 or email countrysideoffice@yahoo. com.

art events at GatherinG place: The Gathering Place will hold an Art Market on the second Saturday of the month (next market: March 10), 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Art Market is a venue in which artists and craftspeople of many genres can exhibit and sell their creations in a nonjuried forum. Last month’s market featured potters, jewelry designers, purse and clothing creators and more. Area artisans who wish to take part can find more details at In addition to the displayed works, each second Saturday will have a live demonstration. This month’s program will feature Emily Rancier’s presentation of her felting skills. nYc trip: The Abington Senior Community Center is having a “day on your own in New York City” on April 21; cost is $40. Visit for more day trips. cOmmunitY Band: The Crystal Band of Scranton invites you to play with them for their 2018 season. Originated in 1879, the Crystal Band is an all-volunteer community band composed of

musicians ranging from high school students to retirees. No auditions required. Practices are Monday nights, 7:30-9 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Abington, 100 Carbondale Road in Waverly. For more information, visit crystalband. com.

in 2013, 497 memorial bricks have been installed at the township’s veteran’s memorial. Brick order blanks are available from any committee person, at the township building, or on the township website: Call 570-587-3120 or 570-254-6783 for further information.

BOrOuGh meetinG schedule: Clarks Summit Borough’s schedule of meetings in 2018 is: Borough council: regular meetings will be on the first Wednesday of each month; work sessions will be on the last Wednesday of the month. Zoning hearing board: regular meetings will be on the second Tuesday of each month (as needed). Planning commission: regular meetings will be on the third Wednesday of each month (as needed). Shade tree commission: regular meetings will be on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Police pension board: regular meetings will be on Wednesdays, May 16, Aug. 15 and Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. Civil service commission: regular meetings will be held as needed. Except as noted, all other meetings and work sessions are held at 7 p.m. in council chambers on the second floor of the borough building, 304 S. State St. Additional meetings/public hearings will be advertised. Cancellations will be posted at the front entrance to the borough building at the South State Street entrance and on the borough’s bulletin board on South State Street.

ipad clinic: The Abington Senior Center has an iPad clinic on Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. Anyone interested can call the center at 570-5868996.

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: March 21), alternating between the Clarks Green Borough Building, 104 N. Abington Road and the South Abington Township Building’s secondfloor meeting room, 104 Shady Lane Road in Chinchilla. 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 any other state-related matter. Call 570-342-4348 for more information. veteran’s Bricks: The Scott Township Veterans Memorial Committee routinely continues to take memorial brick orders throughout the year. However, if anyone wishes to have a brick installed for Memorial Day, May 28, the bricks must be ordered by March 3. Since its dedication

cruise planned: Join Adele Bianchi & Friends from the Abington Senior Center on the Anthem of the Seas for a five-night Bermuda Cruise Saturday May 12 to Thursday, May 17, 2018. Call 570-348-2511 or 800-982-4306 for more information rec center hOurs: The Newton Recreation Center, 1814 Newton Ransom Blvd., has begun fall and winter hours, which will continue through May, 2018: weekdays 9 a.m. to noon and 3-8:30 p.m. Saturdays 10 am to 5 p.m. and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. cOmmunuitY sinGers: The Wally Gordon Community Singers invite you to sing with them for their 2017-18 season. Based in Clarks Summit, this group was founded 35 years ago to give local people an opportunity to pursue the love of choral music, regardless of training or ability. Membership is open to high school and adult


Open jam sessiOn: Mondays, 6-8 p.m. Bring an instrument and jump in to this weekly musical session. Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit. 570-586-1380. mahjOnG: Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. National Mahjong League Inc. players. No experience necessary. Adults only. Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. 570587-3440 or zumBa Fitness: Zumba fitness classes are held at The Clarks Summit Fire Hall, 321 Bedford St. Diane Hibble, a licensed Zumba fitness Instructor for five years, leads this 60-minute, calorie-burning workout. Admission is $5 per class, and a portion of that goes to support the local fire company. Call 570-878-8212 for the most complete schedule or see it at facebook. com/zumba.diane. scraBBle: Thursdays, 1 p.m. No registration necessary. Adults only. Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Call 570-587-3440 or visit


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