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DOBBY THE COMM HOUSE-PIG

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Declan Kane, 7, holds Dobby the Skinny Pig. The Waverly Community House pet is named after an elf from the Harry Potter series. By Clayton ovER StAFF WrIter

WAVERLY TWP. — The Waverly Community House’s resident Instagram star generally enjoys playing dress up, but one recent afternoon, he was having none of it. A dark blue bandana emblazoned with three stars lay unused on a nearby table as Dobby the skinny pig stood stark naked — no garments and barely any hair — on Kaylee Cummings’ lap and let out an occasional squeal. “Usually he likes to wear clothes,” said Cummings, chidren’s program coordinator at the Comm. “He was fighting me about his bandana.” Skinny pigs are a mostly hairless variety of guinea pig and Dobby — named for a house-elf from the Harry Potter series — is about a year and a half old. He has lived at the Comm in the After School program area for most of his life, delighting students and staffers alike. After a previous pet, a hermit crab named Mr. Krabs, didn’t work out, Cummings decided on a skinny pig for the program because they’re a little different and very clean due to their lack

of fur. Most skinny pigs, like Dobby, do have some hair on their heads. Another benefit: They are hypoallergenic. Since coming to the Comm, he has served as something of an “emotional support pig” by being a great icebreaker for conversation, cheering children up if they are feeling sad and welcoming new additions to the program, Cummings said. Dobby has even inspired local families to adopt skinny pigs of their own. “He instantly puts kids at ease,” she said, adding that children even read books to Dobby. However, owning a skinny pig does present a few challenges. For example, because they are mostly hairless, their skin tends to dry out. Owners can’t use lotions because the pigs will lick the ointments off and can get sick, Cummings said. Instead, after bathing Dobby each week, she applies a coat of extra virgin olive oil to his skin to keep it moisturized, Cummings said. Shortly after bringing him to the Comm, Cummings and staff there started to dress him up in costumes, usually ones that coincide with holidays or events. Around the Super Bowl,

he donned an outfit that made him look like a football. For Halloween, he dressed as his namesake from the Harry Potter canon, Cummings said. She eventually decided to put him on social media so parents could share in the fun their children have at the After School program, Cummings said, “I thought, ‘what a good way to involve the families here, make an Instagram, and then they can see the silly things we do with him through the day,’” Cummings said. Dobby has since amassed more than 160 followers on the app, including parents of children at the after school program and other skinny pigs with names like Popo, Squrell and 50 Cent. But Dobby’s biggest fans are the children at the Comm. “I like Dobby because he is so cute and he nibbles a lot,” said Christopher Lewis, 8. Dobby likes celery and other veggies; carrots are his absolute favorite. He dislikes fruit. Sometimes, Dobby will even gently nibble a finger, Evan Petalver, 11, said. Sophie Sebring, 8, said she likes it when Cummings lets Dobby out of his cage and the

children make a circle around him. Dobby will make his way around to visit each of the children, she said. Declan Kane, 7, said sometimes, if he is feeling sad, Cummings will let him hold and pet Dobby. “It makes me happy,” Kane said. Contact the writer: cover@timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9100 x5363; @ClaytonOver on twitter

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Dobby the Skinny Pig is something of an ‘emotional support pig’ for children in the After School program at the Waverly Community House.

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The world of Mark Schultz For decades, comic artists and pulp fiction storytellers have entertained and shaped our culture. Readers young and old have enjoyed adventures and the imagined worlds of fictional characters through comic books. Mark Schultz of Clarks Summit may be unknown to you, but chances are you’ve seen his work. Schultz is an illustrator and comic book writer who has worked on publications such as DC Comics’ “Superman” series, Dark Horse Comics’ “SubHuman,” an underwater adventure series, and other projects including “Star Wars,” “Aliens,” “Predator” and Robert E. Howard’s “Conan” stories. He recently wrote the “Prince Valiant” comic strip. “I grew up loving comics and movies,” Schultz said. He graduated from Kutstown University with an art degree in 1977. It was there he met his wife, Denise Prowell, an established children’s book illustrator.

At first, Schultz worked for advertising and publishing companies. During the 1980s Schultz drew up a sample story that would grow to be the “Xenozoic Tales.” The pulp fiction adventure story is about characters who fight to survive in a post-apocalyptic world full of strange creatures and dinosaurs. “Xenozoic Tales” was published during a time in the comic industry where there was a lot of growth and opportunity. It developed into an animated show on CBS in 1993 under the name “Cadillacs and Dinosaurs.” Schultz found work as a comic illustrator and writer and never looked back. He and his wife are established artists. Working remotely using curriers, they were able to live anywhere. In early 1993 they chose to relocate and make their home in the Abingtons. “My parents are originally from this area. I love it here and it’s worked well for

us,” Schultz said. Denise has been a sounding board for Mark. They are able to bounce ideas off one another and offer critiques of each other’s work. “She has skills I don’t have,” Mark shared. “Denise does the lettering for me. She’s a very good calligrapher. All the lettering is hand done by her.” Schultz begins with a JuLIe JeFFery MAnWArren / FOr the AbIngtOn SuburbAn drawing of his concept. His work has layers. Many Comic book writer and illustrator Mark Schultz with illustrations begin as blue ‘Xenozoic Tales.’ pencil sketches. Once confident of his sketch, he ate a story with or without subject matter and story illustrates using ink, graph- words. elements… he continues ite, or carbon pencil over Schultz is also a writer to strive toward a goal of water colors to bring his art and partners with others to better realizing and comto life. develop stories with their municating with a largely Schultz’ work is detailed, illustrations. He designs unknown and always excittaking patience and time. strong characters and creing universe.” Schultz has produced “It’s the difference between ates worlds his readers many art books, “Various illustration and cartoonwant to visit. Drawings” volumes 1-5, ing,” he explained. Flex Publications wrote “Carbon1” and “Carbon2” as Schultz is clearly an illus- that over four decades well as an illustrated novella, trator. Studying his work, “Mark Schultz rises to “Storms at Sea”; all pubthe eye is drawn to anatomy, the challenge, showing expression, shape and significant growth in his shadow. He is able to creexploration of technique, Please see WORLD, Page 12

Geography is not my cup of tea. North, south, east and west are all lost on me. In elementary school I learned to distinguish left from right by extending my index fingers and thumbs to form two “L” shapes. (The hand that forms a frontwards “L” is the left and the one with the backwards letter is the right.) Sometimes I still have to use that trick to understand directions. The GPS app on my smartphone is my constant driving companion, but that is no guarantee against winding up on Staten Island in New York when my desitination is near Camden, New Jersey. (True story.) An extra 15 minutes – that’s what I allow when planning a road trip. I need at least that to compensate for the inevitable wrong turns and missed exits. Two of my best friends, Katy Alfred and Brittani Bradford, would attest to my knack for getting lost. They’ve come to expect it when getting into a vehicle with me behind the wheel. We became friends while attending Luzerne County Community College in 2010 and 2011. Katy and I carpooled to classes together. I picked her up in North Abington Township on my way from Overfield Township. We lost track of how many times we got to talking while travelling along Interstate 81 and, distracted, missed the Nanticoke exit. We often had to turn around in Nuangola. Or worse: West Hazleton. A few weeks ago, Brittani and I were on our way from her apartment in WilkesBarre to meet Katy in Kingston. On the drive, which should have taken no more than eight minutes, I realized the GPS was taking us in the opposite direction. “Why are we getting on the highway?” I asked. On this itinerary, there are no highways. Glancing at the screen, Brittani posed a better question: “Why does it say the arrival time is two hours and 40 minutes from now?” One GPS update, three wrong turns and 20 minutes later, we arrived at our destination. Having revealed all that, I am proud of my ability to navigate the Abingtons without getting lost. The area’s geography is a topic of confusion for many people – including those who live here. Please see LESSON, Page 12

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR JULY 5: Phil Stacey concert: Clarks Green Assembly of God is hosting a free concert with American Idol finalist Phil Stacey Thursday, July 5 at 7 p.m. at the church, 204 South Abington Road. Hear his story of faith as he persevered while serving in the Navy, birth of his child and more to compete. More info: call the church office 570-586-8286. JULY 7: Clarks Green electronics recycling: Clarks Green will hold an electronics recycling event for borough residents Saturday, July 7, 10 a.m. to noon behind the borough building at 104 North Abington Road. Accepting flat screen TVs only, computers and components, stereos, VCRs and DVD players, cell and digital phones, fax machines and other small electronics. Items must be intact, power cords taped to the sides. No fee. JULY 9-13 Vacation Bible School Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Drive in Clarks Summit will host its annual vacation Bible School Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13, 5:30-8 p.m. each night. Open to age 3 through sixth grade. Light supper will be served at 5:30 and followed by classroom instruction, crafts, music and games. This year’s theme is “Shipwrecked...Rescued by Jesus.” To register call 570-597-3206 or email kenm14064@comcast.net. JULY 10 Casino trip: The Abington Senior Center is going on a trip to the Hollywood Casino in Harrisburg on

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Suburban THE VOICE OF THE ABINGTONS A publication of TimesShamrock Community Newspaper Group 149 Penn ave Scranton, Pa 18503 Phone: 570-348-9185 Fax: 570-207-3448 suburbanweekly@ timesshamrock.com abingtonsuburban.com Managing editor Elizabeth Baumeister 570-348-9100, ext. 3492 ebaumeister @timesshamrock.com editor Christopher M. Cornell 570-348-9100, ext. 5414 ccornell@timesshamrock.com advertising Manager Alice Manley 570-348-9100, ext. 9285 amanley @timesshamrock.com advertising account executive Casey Cunningham 570-348-9100, ext. 5458 ccunningham @timesshamrock.com Photographer Emma Black eblack@timesshamrock.com 570-348-9100, ext. 5447 Staff Writer Clayton Over cover@timesshamrock.com 570-348-9100, ext. 5363 contributors Joshua Arp Jennifer Familetti Teri Lyon Julie Jeffery Manwarren Linda Scott

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Tuesday, July 10. Cost is $40; you will get a $35 rebate and a $5 food voucher. Call the center at 570-586-8996 for more information. JULY 10 & 12 Powe r Po i n t c l a s s : Introduction to Power Point, a class in navigating and creating slideshow presentations, will be offered Tuesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 12, from 6 to 7:30 at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Adults, middle school and high school students welcome. Register: email GatheringPlaceCS@gmail. com or call 570-881-7612. Cost: $20. JULY 10-12 Summer camp: DiscoverE Camp: HideN-Seekers, ages 4-6, 9:3011:30 a.m. each day at the Lackawanna State Park. Theme: Our Furry Friends. Each day children will take part in outdoor exploration, activities, games and hikes that will teach them how to be good caretakers of the earth. Certificates and badges are awarded at the end of the program. There is a $20 fee per child to participate. Call 570-945-7110 to register. JULY 11 Safety program: A program on Safety First: Home and Fire Safety Review will be presented by Bob Bass of the Clarks Summit Fire Department Wednesday, July 11, at noon at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Admission is free. Register: send an email to GatheringPlaceCS@gmail. com or call 570-881-7612.

THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018

JOSHUA ARP | Green Scene

Independence trees When the U.S. mint began releasing state quarters, my favorite was the 1999 Connecticut quarter. Until I saw this quarter, I did not know about Connecticut’s Charter Oak, but the beauty of this quarter is striking and demands further inquiry. The Charter Oak is one of two trees connected with America’s move to independence. Located in Hartford, it was a white oak tree that germinated at least two centuries before Columbus first arrived on this continent. So it was an old tree when Connecticut was young. Even in the seventeenth century, easily 100 years before the Revolution, tensions on these shores were rising. Connecticut, which had been granted a liberal charter by King Charles II, 25 years later did not appreciate a revision of its autonomy by James II, Charles’s successor. One way or another — history is uncertain — the hollow in the old Charter Oak became a convenient hiding place for Connecticut’s original charter. The tree was destroyed by wind just before the Civil War, but its descendents, memory and furniture crafted from it live on. A much younger tree also had Revolutionary significance. The Liberty Tree was an elm planted in 1646 along the only road into Boston. But it was already “old” just as Boston was unfolding as the symbolic center of the

American Revolution. The Liberty Tree was a popular gathering place, and an effigy of loyalist and stamp tax collector Andrew Oliver was hung there. While Oliver was never lynched, the tree became identified with a sort of mob violence democracy that formed part of the underbelly of the revolutionary spirit. As the British attempted to cut down the revolution, they literally cut down the Liberty Tree, but it was too late. The young nation had been galvanized. These trees show that trees can become elevated in a society. In an article titled, “Rituals, Ceremonies, and Customs Related to Sacred Trees With a Special Reference to the Middle East,” Amots Dafni documents that most customs related to sacred trees are widespread across the world. A few of these customs, including social gatherings, meting out of justice, and even the hanging of rags took place on the Liberty Tree. Yet in today’s American society, other than the annuallyreplaced Rockefeller Christmas tree, I cannot think of any instance of a culturallycentral tree. There may be several good reasons for this lack. But the human-tree connection still raises important points. Trees often outlive most individuals and even societies, so they are dignified with statesman status.

From left: Isaac Haynes, William Arp and Rickey Dewey. social level, we are reminded Trees are the tallest growof issues of both democracy ing thing, directing human and the rule of law. attention heavenward and Joshua arp is an isa-certified showing humans their restricted place in the universe. municipal specialist, clarks summit’s municipal arborist and an Trees bring people together. operator of an organic lawn Society is more than a coland landscape maintenance lection of individuals. In the business. reach him at Josarcase of the Liberty Tree, at a

huap@aol.com.

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VFW membership on the decline

CLARKS SUMMIT — Abington Memorial VFW Post 7069 is looking for new members. “The numbers for VFW (membership) are dropping, not only in Clarks Summit but everywhere,” said Mike McLane, quartermaster. He added the Clarks Summit post looses 30 to 40 members per year for a variety of reasons including death, failure to pay the dues and moving away. “Most of our members are getting old,” McLane said. “People now have family responsibilities and other things to do. I say in 10 years there will not be a VFW. There may be five members meeting in some-

one’s basement.” The VFW currently has 325 regular members and 200 social members. Clarks Summit Post Commander Donnie Jones is also a member of the Peckville VFW honor guard. “Every other week I am at a funeral for a veteran,” he said. “Our ranks are dwindling. I also do parades and veterans are getting too old to walk in them.” The VFW was first located on Depot Street. It moved to its current location in 1947, when a doctor sold his house to the organization. The dining room and the canteen (bar) were added in 1967. The building underwent a total renovation in 1998 with a

new roof, windows, heating, air conditioning and rewiring of the electricity. “The top of the building was used by the Civil Defense as a lookout during World War II,” said McLane. “Two people would sit there and look for enemy planes.” McLane has been a member since 1978. He is an inspector for the Pennsylvania Department of VFW’s Foreign Wars and a district 10 adjunct for Lackawanna and Wayne counties. McLane’s father, uncles, grandfather and son all served in the military. He joined the Marines at 19 and did basic training at Paris Island. After additional training at Camp Lejeune

MARRIAGE LICENSES ■ angelo Dominick rudolfi Jr. and ashten Lee carpenter, both of clarks Summit.

■ Daniel h. and Gina M. Mcardle, clarks Summit, to craig M. Shores, Wyoming county; a property at 606 W. Grove St., clarks Summit, for $144,500. ■ connor and Lindsey M. Young, newton twp., to John and Melissa Franey, South abington twp.; a property at 1261 country club road, newton twp., for $234,000. ■ boston Land co. Inc., South abington twp., to Mary hodel, South abington twp.; a property at 54 Wyndham road, South abington twp., for $334,000. ■ charles W. and Mia P. Dennis, Waverly, to nader ahmed and christina c. abulela, horseheads, n.Y.; a property at 202 Maggies road, South abington twp., for $338,000. ■ colin h. o’Donohoe, chandler, ariz., and ona bush, formerly known as ona o’Donohoe, ridgecrest, calif., to carmen alu; a property at 452 Dellert Drive, South abington twp., for $369,000. ■ edward D. ricci, trustee of the rosemarie I. ricci Irrevocable trust, Mesa, ariz., to

Donald G. and Joyce h. Douglass, South abington twp.; a property at 17 Parkland Drive, South abington twp., for $210,700. ■ ryan P. and Julia rudolph campbell, South abington twp., to Matthew D. Sims, clarks Green; a property at 308 bailey St., South abington twp., for $155,000.

and Camp Pendleton he was sent to Vietnam, where he was wounded. He ended his service as a corporal. Jones’ father and uncle also served in the military. He joined the Air Force when he was 19 and went to basic training in San Antonio. He then went to Lowry Air Force Base and served overseas at the Kunsan Korea Air Base. He ended his service as a sergeant. “The Clark Summit VFW is run by volunteers. Whatever needs to be done they do,” said McLane. “The canteen helps pay our bills and is our primary source of support.” The VFW gives back to the

community by sponsoring a Little League team, athletic events, fishing derbies and scholarships. The ladies auxiliary dropped “ladies” from its name and now is open to both men and women. The group holds events throughout the year including spaghetti and ham and cabbage dinners. It supports various charities.

Spillane, 1637 beaver Pond road, clarks Summit; $7,259.43. ■ David and Jennifer casal, 303 carpenter hill road, South abington twp.; $1,349.15. ■ richard M. and nancy ann conte, 1761 newton ransom blvd., clarks Summit; $1,400.37.

■ Stephen S. hrobuchak, 180a Lily Lake road, Dalton; $820.13. ■ russell Mcelroy, 313 Sunnyside ave., South abington twp.; $1,367.66. ■ oK Services Inc., 621 S. State St., clarks Summit; $3,067.17.

For information about becoming a VFW, social or auxiliary member, stop by the post, 402 Winola road, during regular business hours, noon to 1 a.m. on weekdays or call 570-586-9821.

COURT NOTES

PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS ■ Luke and Stephanie caggiano to brookfield relocation Inc.; two parcels in newton twp. for $275,000. ■ brookfield relocation Inc. to John W. and noelle Munley; two parcels in newton twp. for $275,000. ■ boston Land co. Inc., South abington twp., to Joshua alexander Jacks, South abington twp.; a property at 48 Wyndham road, South abington twp., for $270,000. ■ bruce W. and Janet P. ott, clarks Summit, to brittany Dawn Watt, clarks Summit; a property at 411 Scott road, South abington twp., for $185,000. ■ Pankaj Patel, also known as Pankajkumar P. Patel, and arvindkumar Patel, by their agent, ashwinkumar D. Patel; a property at 103 Powell Drive, South abington twp., for $497,500.

ESTATES FILED ■ carlyn e. noll, also known as carlyn ella noll, 100 charles Drive, Dalton, letters testamentary to cindy L. noll, same address. STATE TAX LIENS ■ David and Leslie boslough, 220 third St., P.o. box 509, Dalton; $1,769.03. ■ Donald J. and Donna S. hopkins, 818 Scott road, South abington twp.; $958.28. ■ charles a. McDonald, 111 Parkland Drive, clarks Summit; $1,934.08. ■ Patrick e. and heather o.

the abington Suburban welcomes all photos and submissions. there is no charge for publication, but all photos and submissions run on a “space available” basis. the editor reserves the right to reject any or all submissions. Deadline for submissions is by noon the Friday before publication date. the abington Suburban does not accept letters to the editor. STAFF REPORT Gates open at 6 p.m. and close Friday: Orange opinions of independent Saturday: Mace in Dickson. at 11 p.m. each night. columnists do not DALTON — The 96th The firemen’s parade will The entertainment schednecessarily reflect those of annual Dalton Fire Company ule is as follows: step off at 7 p.m. Friday, and the abington Suburban staff. Carnival will take place July Tuesday: Paul Laquintano a grand prize drawing will 10-14 at the Dalton Carnival Wednesday: Flaxy Morgan take place on Saturday. Grounds on Bank Street. Thursday: Old Friends

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Community collaborates to plant garden There’s a new garden in town. Workers from the Keystone Colle ge Environmental Education Institute (KCEEI) and members of Verve Vertu Art Studio and The Gathering Place assembled at the pocket park on Depot Street in Clarks Summit to prepare a vegetable garden. The garden is a cooperative venture led by Nancy Petlaver, from KCEEI, who organized the delivery of the materials and supervised the installation. Shaun Lambert, Michael Hungarter, Selena Waters and Gwen Harleman from Verve Vertu, Joe Elias from KCEEI, Joe Waters, Sue Wittman and Emily Rancier from The Gathering Place created the wooden frame for the garden, grabbed the shovels and wheelbarrow, and filled the frame with dirt. They planted tomatoes,

sage, basil, thyme, lettuce, peppers, broccoli, chard, radishes and celery. Clarks Summit Police Officer Kevin Yetkowskas stopped and planted a few plants with the gardeners. The garden will be named the Patty Lawler Vegetable Garden to honor the former mayor of Clarks Summit and current mayor of Clarks Green. Craft and Chat, a group that meets at The Gathering Place, and members of Verve Vertu, a group that has plans to locate a satellite studio at The Gathering Place, will maintain the garden, which was made possible by a grant from the Scranton Area Foundation. The community is invited to stop in at the Pocket Park and watch the garden’s progress. For more information, Officer Kevin Yetkowskas stops by to help with the contact gatheringplacecs@ planting, along with gardeners Michael Hungarter, left, and Shaun Lambert. gmail.com.

Preparing to oversee the development of the garden, from left: Emily Rancier, Gwen Harleman, Mayor Herman Johnson, Nancy Petlaver, Councilman Patrick Williams and Council President Gerrie Carey.

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sisterhood visits the Gathering Place The officers of Chapter AO-CA of the Philanthropic Educational Organization Sisterhood recently met with Pennsylvania State Chapter Officer Alicia K. Refern at The Gathering Place in Clarks Summit. Chapter members supported The Gathering Place with the donation of two commemorative bricks. From left: Sandra Corselius, Vi Dygert, Linda Pravlik, Alicia K. Refern, Cathy Capero, Wendy Belaski and Jeannette Mattes.

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Talitha, left, and Eliana Pineau.

What brings you to the library today? To get our SummerQuest prizes and because our sister is in the Junior Battle of the Books review session. What is your favorite book? Eliana: Pokemon books. Talitha: the Harry Potter series. What do you like the best about the library? Talitha: All the books. Eliania: All the prizes. What is your favorite part of SummerQuest (the summer challenge for all ages)? The reading. How long have you been coming to the library? Since we were little. Talitha: The library is my favorite place to be. Eliana: Yes!

Is Your Nighttime Routine The Reason For Your Neck Pain? CLARKS GREEN (PA) - When I get patients ask me ‘why do I get neck pain?’ it can sometimes be difficult to answer. Not because I don’t know how to ease neck pain, but I don’t know their personal circumstances. What I can suggest however, is that it is your night time routine that is causing your neck pain. Why you ask? Let me explain... What many people don’t seem to know is that the head is designed to be in a position where your ears are vertically in line with your shoulders. By having your head in line with your shoulders, it gives stronger support to your head from your neck. If your head is tilted slightly, then the support won’t be as great and it will cause your neck to feel the pressure. Now this is something that many people do at night time and probably don’t really think of. Sleeping with 2 pillows can cause havoc for your neck if they don’t support your head correctly. If you have 2 pillows they can sometimes prop your head upwards, tilting your head forwards. By doing this, your head is in an unusual position and will continue to be for roughly 8 hours. Not only this but your neck will also feel the pressure. Because your head isn’t supported correctly, your neck takes the

By Leading Physical Therapist, John Salva

role of support whilst you sleep. That’s a lot of pressure for your neck for 8 hours! A general rule I have is to sleep with one pillow. It may feel a little weird at first (and by weird I mean flat), but once you get used to it, it will make a great difference. If you only have one pillow, it will support your head, whilst allowing it to stay in line with the body, giving your neck a well deserved rest! Anothing thing that you’re probably doing that’s not helping your neck is... Reading, checking emails or playing on your phone before bed. Whichever it is, the same action is applied to all of them. As you unwind in bed doing any of the above, your head is tilted. Because your head is tilted, the support isn’t coming from your shoulders anymore, but from your neck. So with this in mind, let me tell you what’s actually happening in your neck. Whilst your head is tilted and is not supported by your shoulders, your neck compensates for them. To do this, your neck tenses its muscles to keep your head where it is. If you think about it - if your neck DIDN’T tense those muscles, your head would just fall forward! So because your muscles are tensed, your body is in an unusual position. If you read, check emails or play on your phone for say about 1 hour each night, then is

it any wonder that your neck is hurting? But the pain doesn’t stop there... Now imagine going to sleep on 2 pillows, as well as reading for about an hour or so. By doing this, you can see that you may be causing your neck to already be in pain before your head hits the pillow! Yet to think it’s been in an unusual position since reading, now you’re going to put it into another unusual position by going to sleep for 8 hours on 2 pillows? When you look back and think about it, it makes you truly think about what damage you’re doing to your neck without realizing it. So there you have it! Now you know how the head is designed, you understand why your neck pain occurs. As a result of knowing how easily your neck muscles can be tensed, you should be able to adjust your lifestyle accordingly. Even if that means less reading time before bed and getting one supportive pillow for your head, you will be making a difference and will be easing any neck pain that may be caused at night! The author, John Salva, is a Physical Therapist and owner of Impact Physio. He’s happy to answer any questions on neck pain by phone on (570) 319-6903 or by email at john@impactphysio.net


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Ann E. Baas Cosner June 25, 2018

Ann E. Baas Cosner, 87 years young, of Newton Twp., went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on June 25, 2018. Born to the late Arthur and Stephanie Baas, she grew up in Clarks Summit. She was a 1949 graduate of Clarks Summit High School, where she met her beloved husband Robert in seventh grade. After high school, she graduated from Lackawanna Junior College where she attended a secretarial course. She worked at Capitol Records for four years before becoming a housewife, a stay at home mother and a true matriarch. Beginning in the 1990s, she and her husband went on 13 mission trips around the world building churches and spreading the word of God. A longtime member of the Mill City Assembly of God Church, her love and strong faith for Jesus always shone through her and inspired those around her. She is survived by her husband, Robert; son, William (Lynn), of Boyertown, Pa.; and daughter, Elizabeth Breslin, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; son-in-law, Keith Lewis

and wife, Debra, of Lancaster, Pa. Also her 10 grandchildren, Frank Sobocinski (Andrea), of Jupiter, Fla.; Amanda Shoff (Jonathan), of Lancaster, Pa.; Cliff Lewis (Jennifer), of Lancaster, Pa.; Rachel Cooney (Jim), of Scranton, Pa.; Caleb Lewis, of Asbury Park, N.J.; Brent Cosner, of Boyertown, Pa.; Noah Lewis (Katie), of Downingtown, Pa.; Jacob Lewis (Karen), of Lancaster, Pa.; Isaac Lewis and Karen Hope Lewis of Lancaster, Pa.; nine great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth VanDuzer, and two brothers, Stephen and George Baas; two children, Robert Charles Cosner Jr. and Christine Ann Lewis; and a grandchild, Chloe Elizabeth Lewis. The love and pride that Ann had for her family was like no other. She loved to show off pictures of her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren as often as she could. She found beauty in everything. She loved to take pictures of flowers, sunsets, birds and, of course, her kids. One of her most used

phrases was “Oh, I wish I had my camera.” Her family would like to send a special thank you to all of the staff at Allied Skilled Nursing facility and Allied Hospice who made her last days as pleasant and comfortable as possible. A memorial service will be held at the Mill City Assembly of God on July 5, 2018, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mill City Assembly of God Church. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit, Pa.

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Muhlenberg College Claire Notarianni of Alvernia University Alvernia University Clarks Summit and Samuel Malorie Ann McCoy of Malorie McCoy of Clarks Arnold of Dalton were Clarks Summit earned a Summit was named to Alvernamed to the spring dean’s Bachelor of Science degree nia University’s dean’s list list at Muhlenberg College. in psychology with a minor for the spring semester as a Students with a term GPA of in criminal justice. McCoy senior. 3.50 or higher were recogcompleted studies on Main To be eligible for the nized. Campus in Reading. dean’s list, students must Rochester Institute of Ithaca College carry a semester GPA of 3.5 Technology The following Abingtonor better and take a miniSpenser Lionetti of Clarks area residents graduated mum of 12 credits. Summit and Sara Cobb of from Ithaca College in May. Ithaca College Dalton were named to the Casey Wrobel of Clarks The following Abingtonspring dean’s list at RIT. Summit, Bachelor of Sciarea students were named to Degree-seeking underence in clinical health stud- the dean’s list for the spring graduate students are eligiies. semester at Ithaca College. ble for Rochester Institute of Ryan Kresge of Clarks Tiana Yarns of South Technology’s dean’s list if Summit, magna cum laude, Abington Township their term GPA is greater Meghan Beahan of South Bachelor of Arts in environthan or equal to 3.4, they do mental studies. Abington Township not have any grades of Loyola University MaryJamie Loughney of Clarks “Incomplete”, “D” or “F” land Summit and they have registered for Daniel Horvath of Clarks Meg Graff of South and completed at least 12 Summit received a Bachelor Abington Township credit hours. of Business Administration Marist College Lionetti is in the mechanidegree in accounting, busiRyan Sheffler of Waverly cal engineering technology ness administration at Township was named to the program. Loyola University MaryMarist College dean’s list for Cobb is in the packaging land’s 166th commencement the spring semester. Sheffler science program. exercises Saturday, May 19 at is a member of the Class of Royal Farms Arena in down- 2021 and is majoring in Comtown Baltimore. puter Science.

Waverly Elementary comet club

Waverly Elementary School recognized its final Comet Club winners of the school year. The students demonstrated positive behaviors and good citizenship in June. From left, first row: Nate Livingston, Juliet Agugliaro, Leen Abughnia, Hailey Martin, Grace Brodnick, Mahi Patel, Gwen Bernardi, and Maggie Kettel. Second row: Ava Pasqualichio, Lucy Lockett and Principal Bridget Frounfelker.

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Pamela Alison (Martin) Mustaikis June 22, 2018

Pamela Alison (Martin) Mustaikis, 62, Clarks Summit, died Friday, June 22, 2018, at home after an apparent cardiac event. Born March 25, 1956, in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and the late Joan (Lloyd) Martin. Pam was a Clarks Summit resident, 1974 graduate of Abington Heights High School and attended Mansfield University. She was a supportive health care provider for individuals in their homes for over 20 years, working primarily with individuals suffering with Alzheimer’s disease. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Scranton. Pam had an extremely strong faith and was able to fulfill her lifelong dream of traveling to Israel. Pam was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She was dedicated to providing care for others and shared her gentle kindness with them. Her charisma and genuine kindness made it easy for

her to make friends. Her happiness radiated to those she came in contact with and her sense of humor was appreciated by many. Her soft smile will be sadly missed. Surviving are a daughter, Lauren Boldt and husband, Charles, Hubertus, Wis.; three granddaughters, Kendall Rose, Brooklyn Paige and Payton Elise Boldt; a sister, Kristen Rose and husband, Anthony “Tony” Dalton; two nephews, Casey Martin and Jordan Patrick Rose; several other nieces, nephews, cousins and her canine companion, Pudding. She was also preceded in death by her former husband, Dominic Mustaikis, who died in 2009. The funeral will be Saturday, July 14, 2018, with services at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 1780 N. Washington Ave., Scranton PA 18509, with services by the Rev. Howard Stringfellow III. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends Saturday,

July 14, 2018, from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the Church. Memorial Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz. org) or The Church of the Good Shepherd. For directions or to leave an online condolence, visit the funeral home website. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service, Inc., 111 Colburn Avenue, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.

Keystone College July, 2018 Calendar of Events Fencing Tournament Saturday, July 7, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Evans Hall in Hibbard Campus Center. Join the Keystone College Fencing Club Open Fencing Tournament. Contact Dr. Steve Howell at steven.howell@ keystone.edu for more information. Fee is $15. “Astronomy in 1868” Monday, July 9, and Wednesday, July 11, 8:30 p.m. each evening. Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Observatory, Fleetville. Enjoy a presentation by Tom Cupillari, professor emeritus and Observatory founder, on astronomy in 1868. The Gathering at Keystone College July 13-15. This annual three-day symposium on creativity and imagination features performances, lectures, discussions and workshops. The theme of

this year’s symposium is “The Myth of Truth: Can We Prove Anything?” For more information and to register visit thegatheringatkeystone.org. Saturday Visit Saturday, July 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Perspective students’ visit will include an information session, followed by a campus tour, and the opportunity to meet oneon-one with an admissions counselor. Instant decisions are available upon request. Contact: Leah Marsili at 570945-8114 or email leah.marsili@keystone.edu. “Mars, The Red Planet” Monday, July 16 and Wednesday, July 18, 8:30 p.m. each evening. Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Observatory, Fleetville. John Sabia, observatory aide, will present a session about the planet Mars.

“The Planets, Then and Now.” Monday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 25, 8:30 p.m. each evening. Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Observatory, Fleetville. Jo-Ann Kamichitis, Director of Observatory will present a historical look at the planets. Jazz Night at the Pavilion 2018 Sunday, July 29, 7-10 p.m. at the Eckel Family Pavilion. Join friends for a night of jazz and wine from local wineries. Bring blankets and chairs and enjoy entertainment by Keystone Performance Music. Admission is free. “Planet Watch” Monday, July 30 and 31, 9 p.m. both evenings. Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Observatory, Fleetville. See Mars at its closest to Earth since 2003.

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Summer in full swing Summer Quest and activities are running in full speed at the Dalton Community Library this July. We had our opening event at the end of June with Daria Music, which was quite entertaining. Thank you to all the families who supported our library and our programs by coming to the park that morning. We had a great time, and we hope you did too. We’re in the thick of things with activities on Tuesdays this month. We’ve got yoga with Yoga Journeys instructor Melissa Russo. Some of our activities include art, game time, LEGO

and Keva block building, and a new group called “Quest Changers.” We also have Story Time, which the kids get excited about. We’re having fun and sharing a lot of laughs while enjoying our activities and friends. After all, that’s what summer is about for kids at the Dalton Community Library. In addition to our weekly programs, there is a lot of encouragement for the kids to read and/or listen to books. Taking out books from the library is a fantastic way to get children excited about reading or listening to stories. Here at the library,

we keep track of children’s reading time totals, and the children earn special prizes and coupons. During Summer Quest, the children get special bags for their library books, stickers, tattoos and other extras that they enjoy. Everyone is going home with smiles on their faces after receiving so many cool prizes. There is still plenty of time to register children for our activities and Summer Quest program. Stop in the Dalton Community Library to sign up, get a schedule and join the fun. The kids are having a blast.

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wayne Bank teaches children to save Members of Wayne Bank’s Lackawanna County Community Office team recently participated in the American Bankers Association Foundation’s Teach Children to Save program. Students from Abington Christian Academy, South Abington Elementary and Lackawanna Trail Elementary enjoyed the program, which featured storytelling and interactive activities to keep the children engaged as they learned valuable financial lessons. The team covered topics including the differences between saving and spending and the importance of keeping track of money and passed around an assortment of foreign currency for the children to see and touch. They also demonstrated how to test bills with a counterfeit detector pen and how to count money using a currency counter. From left: Karen Mirabelli, Clarks Summit Community Office Teller; Elaine Reuthe, Central Scranton Community Office manager; and Denise Kern, Central Scranton assistant manager.

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Principal figures at second annual banquet of Abington Boosters Club at Olde Mill Restaurant in Dalton, where 200 Abingtonians joined in honoring Clark Summit-Abington High School sports coaches and athletes in March 1964. Seated from left: Robert Dippi, head football and basketball coach; Paul F. Dietzel, Army head football coach, principal speaker; and Lou Palazzi, National Football League official, toast master. Standing: Stewart J. Bailey, banquet chairman; the Rev. J. Edwin Lintern, Chinchilla Methodist Church pastor; George Brittain, ticket chairman; the Right Rev. Msgr. Charles W. Heid, pastor, Our Lady of Snows Church, Clarks Summit; Keith Miller, school district activities chairman; Michael Dziak, director of athletics; and Frank. T Dolbear, supervising principal.

Bethel United Methodist, 2337 Falls Road, Dalton. Sunday service, 9:30 a.m. Pastor is John Hardman-Zimmerman; hzfam@hotmail.com. 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, epiphanyglenburn.org; cote@epix.net. 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. 570586-8286, clarksgreenassembly@gmail.com, cgassembly.com. 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. Sunday services: 8 and 10 a.m. (live streaming of the 10 a.m. service on the church’s Facebook page). Contemporary services are every second and fourth Saturday at 4 p.m. Free movie nights begin at 6 p.m. every fourth Saturday (call the church at 570587-2571 by Friday to get updates). Email: secretary1310@comcast.net. Website clarkssummitumc.com. Rev. Andy Weidner is pastor. Country Alliance, 14014 Orchard Dr. off Newton-Ransom 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. 570-587-3206. countrysideoffice@yahoo.com. countryside-church. org. 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. crossroadschurchnepa.com. Dalton United Methodist, 125 S. Turnpike Road in Dalton. Sunday school: 9:30 a.m. Sunday service: 11 a.m. The food cupboard serves the Abington area Mondays at 6 p.m. Donations of non-perishable foods are always welcome. 570-563-2789.

East Benton United Methodist, 200 Jordan Hollow Road in Dalton. Sunday worship Service 9:45 a.m. Adult Sunday school at 8:15 a.m. Pastor is Mark E. Obrzut Sr. 570-563-2370. Evangelical Free Bible, 431 Carbondale Road, South Abington Township. Sunday services: Prayer, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school and small groups, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:15 a.m. 570586-5557. Website: EFBC.family. 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. 570-587-4492. First Presbyterian of Clarks Summit, 300 School Street, Clarks Summit. Worship service: Sunday at 10 a.m. Nursery is available. Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m. chapel choir (for young children); 6:15 p.m. The WAY Christian education program for adults and children; 7:15 p.m. teen and adult choir; 8:30 p.m. teen and adult bell choir. 570-586-6306; office@fpccs.org; fpccs.org. Rev. William G. Carter is pastor. Grace Baptist of the Abingtons, 11 Pine Tree Drive, Dalton. Sunday service 10:30 a.m. (nursery provided). Sunday school/Bible study for all ages, 9:30 a.m. Bible study and prayer meeting, Wednesday, 7 p.m. (Youth group and children’s program at the same time.) Pastor is Ben Rust. 570-563-2206. Heritage Baptist Church, 415 Venard Road, Clarks Summit. Sunday services 9 and 10:30 a.m. 570-587-2543. Glenn Amos is pastor. info@wearehbc.com. wearehbc.com. Our Lady of the Abingtons, 207 Seminary Road, Dalton. Mass schedule: Saturday, 6 p.m. and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Email: spolachurch@ gmail.com www.spolachurch.weebly.com. Parker Hill, 607 North Abington Road, Clarks Summit. Worship services Sundays, 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Lead pastor is Mark Stuenzi. 570-586-0646 parkerhill@parkerhill.org. parkerhill.org. St. Gregory Parish, 330 N. Abington Road in Clarks Green. Weekday Mass: 7 a.m. Reconcilation 4-4:45 p.m. Saturday. Weekend Masses: 5 p.m. Saturday, 8 and 10 a.m. and noon Sunday. Rev. John M. Lapera is pastor. 570-587-4808. churchofstgreg@gmail.com. St. Patrick, 205 Main St. in Nicholson. Mass schedule: Saturday, 4 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. Email: spolachurch@gmail.com. spolachurch.weebly.com. Trinity Lutheran, 205 W. Grove St. in Clarks Summit. Summer worship schedule: Sunday worship services at 9:30 a.m. Interim pastor is Rev. Jeffrey Bohan. office@TrinityLutheranCS. Church office: 570-587-1088. Preschool: 570-586-5590. TrinityLutheranCS.com. Waverly Community, 101 Carbondale Road. 10 a.m. Sundays: Badge of Honor, ages 2 to 12, to help children grow in their character, understanding of the Bible and relationship with Jesus Christ. 10 a.m. Sundays: Sunday school. 11 a.m. Sundays: worship service, 7 p.m. Wednesdays: House Church. Contact the church for the location. Pastor is the Rev. James Cohen. 570-587-2280. james@waverlycommunitychurch.org.

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Tips for preparing kid-friendly picnics Now that summer is in full swing, you can dust off that picnic basket and put it to good use. If you are bringing children along, you might have to get a little creative with the contents. I am used to feeding kids, having raised three girls and now often buddying up at mealtime with my 6-year-old granddaughter. Kids are very “particular” with their cuisine. I confess I have heard the words “I don’t like that” more times than I care to remember. But miraculously, my kids didn’t starve. I caught on early that, like adults, children are big on food presentation. But for

food to look good to kids, it has to appeal to them visually on their level. Bright colors, shapes and imagination have taken me a long way with my young foodies. I have created everything from Minnie Mouse pancakes for my daughters to “ham flowers” for my granddaughter. It never hurts to have a little help, so I am turning to the lifestyle queen, Martha Stewart. Here are some pretty, yet healthy, ideas for your child’s picnic basket, courtesy of marthastewart.com: Chop Vegetables. Wash vegetables, then pat dry so they’ll stay crisp. While an adult chops celery and pep-

pers, kids can snap green beans and put cherry tomatoes and chopped vegetables into plastic bags. Prepare Trail Mix. Raid your pantry for dried fruits, nuts and other bite-size sweet and salty snacks. Put a handful of each into a large bowl, then stir gently. Store in a hard-sided container to keep ingredients from getting crushed. You can make the trail mix a day or two ahead to save time. Store in an airtight container in a cool place. Frost Graham Crackers. Spread homemade or storebought frosting between two graham cracker halves; we used chocolate frosting for

some, vanilla for others, or both. Stack and store in a hard-sided container. Prepare Fruit and Cream. Combine ripe berries and grapes for a quick fruit salad. Don’t wash berries until just before the picnic, or they’ll turn soggy. Look for plump blueberries with a silverish tint and raspberries that are deep red but not too soft. Toss together gently, using your hands. Pack in a hardsided container. To make the cream, put 3/4 cup heavy cream and 1 tablespoon powdered sugar in a 1-quart airtight container. You’ll “whip” the cream at the picnic site.

Make Sandwiches. Cream cheese spreads keep better than mayonnaise and taste great on ham or turkey sandwiches. Divide an 8-ounce package of cream cheese between two bowls. Stir 4 tablespoons of apricot jam into one, and a teaspoon of oregano into the other. Then set up a sandwich-assembly line, making sure each sandwich gets both spreads. Wrap Sandwiches. Once you’ve made the sandwiches, wrap them in waxed paper the same way you would wrap a present. Seal the sandwiches with different colored stickers; that way you can tell at a

glance which is turkey and which is ham. Shake Up Whipped Cream. Making whipped cream is fun and simple to do. At the picnic site, kids can take turns shaking the container of cream and powdered sugar vigorously (two to four minutes), until the mixture is thick and fluffy. Don’t shake it too early, or it will deflate before you serve it. Spoon fruit into cones, and top with a dollop of cream. 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.

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PLCTA honors student, youth group of the year The 16th Parents L ov i n g C h i l d r e n T h r o u g h Au t i s m Annual Acknowledgment and Appreciation Dinner was held May 19 at the Radisson in Scranton. Corey Tokash of Abington Heights H i g h S ch o o l w a s honored as Student of the Year for hard work and leadership in the school and his community. The Abington H e i g h t s Fo o t b a l l Team was honored with Youth Group of the Year for its dedication and service to i n d iv i d u a l s w i t h autism and the PLCTA Foundation.

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Does your family have an escape plan should a fire occur in your home? Do you have a designated place to meet outside the house to determine who is safe? These and other questions will be addressed at The Gathering Place on Wednesday, July 11 at noon. Bob Bass of the Clarks Summit Fire Department will share his knowledge of how to be safer at home. He will instruct in the importance of fire safety, escape plans, door closures

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Countryside Community Church held its annual fishing derby Saturday, June 23 at the Abington Heights Middle School Pond. The church will host its annual Vacation Bible School (VBS) for children age 3 through sixth grade Monday through Friday, July 9-13 from 5:30-8 p.m. This year’s VBS theme is “Shipwrecked…Rescued By Jesus.” A light supper will be served at the start of each evening, followed by classroom instruction, crafts, music, games and more. To register, contact the church office at 570-587-3206 or KenM14064@ comcast.net. Photos by Emma black / staff PhotograPhEr

and other tips to avoid dangerous and deadly situations, or deal with any that occur. Bass will use knowledge he gained as a firefighter of many years to help reduce community risks. His presentation will emphasize the low cost of fire safety materials versus the damages of a fire. The free presentation will include handouts and information about the fire company. Members are available for help with installation and maintenance of fire detectors and other home safety devices.

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Abington Heights High School athletes gain top Times-Tribune awards bY MArtY MYers STAFF WRITER

SCRANTON — Their athletic careers intertwine as far back as kindergarten. That’s when Abington Heights’ Katie Dammer and Jackson Danzig would go to sporting events at the University of Scranton, where her dad is an associate dean and his is the men’s basketball coach. At those games, the pair would find ways to entertain — and challenge — themselves. “We basically grew up together,” Danzig said. “They’d always be at all the games and me and Katie would be running around, trying to one-up each other in dumb little competitions.” There was no chance of one-upmanship June 27. Dammer was named The Times-Tribune Female Athlete of the Year and Danzig was named The Times-Tribune Male Athlete of the Year in the 68th annual Athlete of the Week Awards Ceremony, presented by Coordinated Health in the auditorium of The Scranton Times Building in Scranton. It was a night that also saw 43 Athlete of the Week recipients rewarded for their individual efforts, as well as 23 Performers of the Year honored in their respective sports. “Jackson and I have been in the same class since kindergarten, so it’s really funny that here we are,” Dammer said. “Last athletic thing of high school and we’re up here together, so that’s pretty cool, too.” It was a night that also featured the first Coordinated Health Comeback Award, presented to another Abington Heights athlete, Cassie Ksiazek, who overcame a torn ACL that caused her to miss all of her junior season before returning for a successful senior season that saw her co-captain the basketball team as it won its third straight District 2 basketball title in Class 5A. Dammer was quick to

point out the multiple reasons for her success, winning three state silver medals in indoor (3,000 meters) and outdoor track (1,600 and 3,200), and finishing fourth in the state in cross country, and at the 3,000 meters in the Penn Relays high school race. “I think it just reflects really well on the Abington Heights athletic program,” Dammer said. “We have so much support there and it’s just a great place to be a student-athlete. “I owe all the thanks in the world to my parents, everyone at Abington Heights, my teachers, my coach Mike Ludka — he’s done so much for me — and it’s been really fun.” Danzig was an All-Region soccer goalie as well as an All-Region player in basketball, scoring a career-best 38 points in the second round of the PIAA basketball playoffs, where he was a main cog in the Comets’ run to the Class 5A championship. “I’m sure it means a lot to my parents, but they know I JASON FARMER / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER earned it,” Danzig said. “I The Times-Tribune and ESPN Radio Athlete of the Year winners, Abington Heights’ worked for this. They know Katie Dammer and Jackson Danzig. I put in all the time and effort in the classroom and on the court. “And off the court, just working to make sure I was getting ready for the seasons and just giving it my all 100 percent of the time. I put myself in the best possible position so I’m ready to succeed.” Other Abington Heights’ athletes who were honored at the ceremony include: George Tinsley (Feb. 5, boys basketball); Hannah Kowalski (Feb. 12, girls basketball); Jack Nealon (April 2, boys basketball); Kyle Burke (May 28, track and field); Evan Florey (All-Region boys volleyball performer of the year); Catherine Anne Kupinski (All-Region softball player of the year). contact the writer: mmyers@ timesshamrock.com; 570-3489100, ext. 5437; @mmyersTT on Twitter

JASON FARMER / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Abington’s George Tinsley at the The Times-Tribune & ESPN Radio 2017-18 Athlete of the Week 68th Annual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

JASON FARMER / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Abington’s Kyle Burke at the The Times-Tribune & Abington’s Jack Nealon at the The Times-Tribune & ESPN Radio 2017-18 Athlete ESPN Radio 2017-18 Athlete of the Week 68th Annual of the Week 68th Annual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. JASON FARMER / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Four Abington athletes selected to all-state team stAFF report

Abington Heights had four players selected to the Pennsylvania High School Softball Coaches Association Class 5A all-state team. Catherine Anne Kupinski, a sophomore, was selected to the first team as a first baseman. Kupinski, who was named to the all-state team as a catcher in her freshman season, batted .558, with 29 hits and 30 RBIs in 15 games. Her nine home runs led the Lackawanna League and helped her earn Lackawanna Division I player of the year honors for second time. Catcher Nina Kozar, second baseman Naudia Solan and outfielder Bailey White, all made the second team. Kozar batted .415 with four doubles, four home runs and 15 RBIs. Solan, a senior, batted .434 with 14 RBIs. White, a fresh-

Kupinski man, batted .426 with six doubles, three triples and 14 RBIs. According to the PaHSSBCA, 250 coaches and 140 sports writers nominated players for the honor, and a 13-member panel of active PaHSSBCA members selected the six teams. Nominations for the team had to be submitted before postseason play started, and there are no restrictions on the number of players who can be named by position.

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Kurtis Medeiros-Joe Perrotti over Chris Kelly-Steve StaltMichael Lynch and Ken er; senior championship, Reinheimer captured the Spike Lynott-Gene Mariotti championship of the Country over Will Carey-Bud Rogalla; Club of Scranton Membersenior first, John Mesko-Joe Member tournament, topping Manley over Brian Bell Sr.Michael Brown and Ryan Tex McGrath; senior second, Brown in the title match. Ed Manley-Tom Sweeney Flight-play results: first, over Dave Wessell-George Jim Tressler-Joe Ferretti Clark. over Jack Knowles-Matt Knowles; second, John Gerglen oak c.c. shey-Dave Scarpetta over Mike Walsh Sr. and Mike Joey Karam-Chris Lucarelli; Walsh Jr. teamed up to win third, Matt Vassil-Ryan Vas- the overall title of the Gwil sil over Rich MariottiMaddock Member-Member Michael Terrery; fourth, event, with Serge Levasseur Dave Swisher-Jeff Haudenand Thomas Coleman claimschield over James ing second and Gary Borgia McDonough-Tom Karam; and John Dougherty garnerfifth, Dan Santaniello-Chris ing third. Peters over Brett ScanlanFlight winners and runBrian Bell Jr.; sixth, Ryan ners-up were: first, Gary Scanlon-Jake Brown over Sebastianelli-Anthony SebasJohn Nealon-Skip Rebar; sev- tianelli, Ron Yanoski-Ron enth, Jim Scanlon-Garrett Yanoski III; second, LevasScanlon over Bob Brownseur-Coleman, Carl DanzigRobert Brown III; eighth, Jamie Egan; third, Jim Fayo-

cavitz-Luke Fayocavitz, Frank Petrillo-Mike Kerzetski; fourth, P.J. Farrell-Scott Robinson, Al Silverman-Steven Silverman; fifth, Tom Lucas-Pat Foley, Jody Fitzsimmons-Jerry McGonigle; sixth, Bob Muzzi-Jerry Prazych, J.P. Sweeney-Pat Sweeney; seventh, Nick Urnoski-Gary Urnoski, Lou Rosetti-Lou Rosetti Jr.; eighth, Frank Adamo Sr.Frank Adamo Jr., Rick Dewey-Marty Walsh; ninth, Robey Schnessel-Mack Saunders, Greg Borgia-C.J. Borgia; 10th, Jim Cocolin-Dave Sanders,Glen Goryeb-Kevin Siebecker; 11th, Jerry Musheno-Tim Francis, John Pesavento-Sam Mundrake; 12th, Paul Petriello-Matt Jenkins, Paul Bartoletti-Paul Coviello; 13th, Gary BorgiaJohn Dougherty, Steve FinnTerry Cochran; 14th, Walsh Jr.-Walsh Sr., Joe FontanellaJim Loomis.

Abington LittLe LeAgue scores Abington American 8 Moosic 3 At West Scranton, Brian Heard and winning pitcher Luke Swank each had three hits to lead Abington American over Moosic, 8-3, in a District 17 Little League baseball game June 27. Jake Lenahan and Luke Leventhal each had two hits for the winners.

Abington national 11 West scranton 4 At West Scranton, Ryan Nelson had three hits, including a home run, to lead Abington National on June 27. Zach Brister also had three hits, including a double, in support of winning pitcher Gene Curtain.

District 17 Little League softball Old Forge captured the district championship with a 6-4 win over Christy Mathewson on June 27, winning the best-of-three series, 2-0. Ella Naylor singled and drove in a run for Christy Mathewson. Mackenzie Schirg doubled for Christy Mathewson’s only hit in a 14-1 loss in Game 1 on June 25.

District 17 Little League baseball At Old Forge, Mark Nazar and Zach Brister combined on a one-hitter to lead Abington National over Dunmore, 12-0 on June 25. Ryan Nealon had a double and a home run for National and Nazar, Brister and Andrew Summa each had two hits.

east scranton 6 christy Mathewson 2 At Connell Park, Gavin June and Lucas Gumble each had two hits for Christy Mathewson on June 25.

cLipboArD BASKETBALL — The annual Lady Crusader Girls Basketball Camp will be July 23-27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Cross High School for girls entering grades four to nine. Cost is $60. Additional info: Bob McCormack, 570-309-1635 or rmack0423@comcast.net. YOUTH SOFTBALL — Valley Venom 18U travel softball will hold tryouts for the 2018-19 season on July 18, 6-8 p.m., at Swansee Field, 8th Street and Columbus Avenue in Blakely. Additional information: jcoleman8058@gmail.com. GOLF — Keystone College will hold its 28th annual Keystone Open Golf Tournament July 9 at Glen Oak Country Club. Lunch will be at 11 a.m. with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Cost is $200 per golfer and proceeds benefit the Keystone College Alumni Association scholarship. To register or for more information: www.keystone. edu/keystoneopen or 570-945-8168. YOUTH BASEBALL/ SOFTBALL — Baseball U PA will hold fall tryouts July 14 at Minooka Field, 2646 Colliery Ave., Scranton. Ages 8-10 will be from 1-2:30 p.m. and ages 11-12 will be from 3-4:30 p.m. To register: baseballupa.com. Information: 570-862-1412. ■ Steamtown Maulers will host a double elimination travel ball 14U softball tournament from Oct. 22-28. Entry fee is $150 and a new ball. Tourney is limited to the first 12 teams. To enter or for information: Jeff Lee at 570-406-2381.

in HistorY 30 years ago: Charlie Hauck and Shawn Decker each hit a three-run home run as Abington beat Paul Ross, 17-12, in Senior Babe Ruth. 20 years ago: Tim Ronchi had three hits and three RBIs for Abington in a 21-5 win over Milford in District 11 Senior Legion. 10 years ago: Jessie Fox of Abington Heights was named All Region girls soccer player of the year. The senior finished the season with 12 goals and 10 assists for the Lady Comets.


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Mr. and Mrs. Randy Beck The Church of St. Gregory, Clarks Green, was the setting July 28 for the wedding of Ashley Gris and Randy Beck, both of Clarks Summit. The bride is the daughter of Stephen and Lois Gris, Clarks Summit. The bridegroom is the son of Randy and Concetta Beck, Clarks Summit. The Rev. John Lapera officiated at the 2 p.m. ceremony. Sara Gris, Clarks Summit, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Laura Canavan, Scranton; Sara Hall and Taylor Walker, both of Clarks Summit; Rachel Reviello, Wallingford, cousin of the bride; and Sarah D’Amico, Dickson City, cousin of the bridegroom. Rowan Barth-Gris, Clarks Summit, niece of the bride, was flower girl. Andrew Fairbanks, Clarks Summit, was best man. Ushers were Brandon Beck, Clarks Summit, brother of the bridegroom; Jeff Beck, Elmhurst Twp., uncle of the bridegroom; Kyle Saldonis, Scranton, cousin of the bridegroom; Phil Reviello, Wallingford, cousin of the bride; and Mikey Simonik, Jessup. Connor Kobylus, Old Forge, cousin of the bridegroom, was ring bearer. A reception was held at Sand Springs Country Club, Drums. The bride is a graduate of Abington Heights High School and earned an associate degree in liberal studies from Lackawanna College. She also earned an associate degree in specialized technology, dental hygiene, from Fortis Institute. She is a dental hygienist at Dr. William E. Burdyn’s office, Dickson City. The bridegroom is a graduate of Abington Heights High School and earned an associate degree in applied science from Johnson College. He is employed at Northern Pallet Inc. The couple, who met through mutual friends, took a wedding trip to Punta Cana.

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The wedding party, from left: Philip Reviello, Brandon Beck, Mikey Simonik, Andrew Fairbanks, Kyle Saldonis, Jeff Beck, Randy Beck, Ashley Beck, Laura Canavan, Sara Hall, Sara Gris, Taylor Walker, Rachel Reviello and Sarah Beppler.

At the wedding are Sara Gris, Mary Gris, Steve Gris, Lois Gris, Ashley Beck, Randy Beck, Randy Beck Sr, Concetta Beck, Brandon Beck, Dorothy Beck, The dress. ring bearer Connor Kobylus and flower girl Rowan Barth-Gris.

Photos by Thomas Bonomo of Eyedesignstudios The Abington 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 ebaumeister@timesshamrock.com for details about this feature commemorating your special day.

The bride and groom cut the cake.

Robert Jerome Duffy Jr. Christian Patrick Garofalo and Angela Maria Berardelli and Sarah Mari Landsiedel Announcement is made of the engagement and upcoming wedding of Angela Maria Berardelli, Clarks Green, to Robert Jerome Duffy Jr., Washington, D.C. The bride-elect is the daughter of Joseph and Cesira Berardelli, Scranton. She is a graduate of Scranton Central High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies and an associate degree in nursing from The Pennsylvania State University. She also earned a master’s degree in health care administration from University of Scranton. She is hospital

services administrator for DaVita Dialysis Northeast PA Acutes. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Marie Duffy, Scranton, and the late Robert J. Duffy. He is a graduate of West Scranton High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Mansfield University. He also earned a master’s degree in information security from Eastern Michigan University. He is a special adviser for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General. Local and destination weddings are planned for 2019.

Announcement is made of the engagement and upcoming wedding of Sarah Mari Landsiedel to Christian Patrick Garofalo, both of South Abington Twp. The bride-elect is the daughter of Clarence and Paula Landsiedel, Dalton. She is a graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education from Mansfield University. She also earned master’s degrees in educational developmental strategies and classroom technology from Wilkes University. She is pursuing a certification in school administration

from Delaware Valley University and is a special-education teacher in Pocono Mountain School District. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Richard and Nancianne Garofalo, South Abington Twp. He is a graduate of Abington Heights High School. He earned an associate degree in architectural engineering and technology and a bachelor’s degree in information sciences and technology from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a network engineer at SK Technology Group Inc. The wedding is set for Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. in Countryside Community Church, Clarks Summit.

Megan Youells and Nicholas Georgetti Thomas and Kathleen Youells, of Dallas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Megan Lynn, to Nicholas Mark Georgetti, son of Mark and Michele Georgetti, of Scranton. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Janet Scouton, of Kingston, the late James Scouton and the late Robert and Regina Youells, of Wyoming. The prospective groom is the grandson of Robert and Charlotte MacKee, of Scranton, and Matthew and Marcie Georgetti, of Clarks Summit. The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Dallas Senior High School and a 2010

graduate of Lock Haven University with a dual Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and business administration. She is a senior accountant at CSS Industries, Moosic. The prospective groom is a 2007 graduate of Scranton High School and a 2011 graduate of Marywood University with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice. He is a DC loss prevention manager at TJ Maxx Distribution Center, Pittston. The couple will exchange vows Sept. 22, 2018, at St. Therese’s Church, Shavertown. A cocktail hour and reception will follow at the Woodlands Inn and Resort.


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LESSON: Abington geography

FROM PAGE 1 ing the Newton Ransom ping around Clarks Summit Understandably. Boulevard, Newton-Ransom and Clarks Green with an After all, one might asElementary School or New“island” set apart from the sume a highway exit labeled ton-Ransom Volunteer Fire rest of the township on the “Clarks Summit” would take Company, it is one or the other side of Clarks Summit. drivers to Clarks Summit. other. Newton Township or If you look at it on a map, tilt But this exit off of InterRansom Township. your head sideways and use A lot of the confusion state 81 brings traffic into some imagination, it kind of over Abington-area geoglooks like the head of a shark South Abington Township. about to swallow a fish. raphy probably stems from One might also assume You may be wondering the 18411 zip code shared places with names like by neighboring municipali- by now why any of “Clarks Summit State Hosties. A mailing address may this matters. pital,” and “Clarks Summit Maybe it doesn’t. indicate a home or business University” are located in But maybe that’s also is in Clarks Summit, but it Clarks Summit. the point. Another reason could technically be in any They’re not. I think people get confused The university is in South of several places. When my family first over Abington-area geogAbington Township and the moved here from South raphy is because of how hospital stretches over the tight-knit the community is Jersey about 22 years ago, I border of South Abington as a whole. The Abingtons thought we lived in Dalton and Newton townships. And contrary to popular because of our 18414 zip code may be comprised of 10 or belief, there is no Northern and Dalton mailing address. so separate municipalities (depending on who you talk Boulevard in Clarks Summit; But our home was really in to), but the area is viewed South State Street turns into Overfield Township, with SUBMITTED PHOTO Northern Boulevard at the West Abington Township be- as one community. Mark Schultz in his studio with ‘Asha in the Deep,’ the cover illustration for his South Abington Township line. tween us and the borough. People here aren’t book ‘Carbon3.’ separated by borders. Our Then there’s Another likely reason “Newton-Ransom.” for the confusion is the odd lives are as intertwined as FROM PAGE 1 to work with the necessary detailed illustrations that are our municipal boundary People speak of it as if it’s shapes of the municipalitext,” he said. “Sometimes lished by Flesk Publicafull of action and expression. a town. lines. That’s what makes ties that make up the area it’s information that has tions. being a part of this comAfter decades of accomThese bordering municiknown as “the Abingtons.” A limited edition hardcov- to be transmitted through plishments and publications palities get lumped together South Abington Township munity so special. er volume of illustrations And that is my cup of tea. words, through text.” to his credit, Schultz stays a lot. But unless referencis the most unusual, wrapand drawings, titled “CarSchultz admits he is a tra- grounded and continues to bon3,” is set for release in ditional adventure writer. push himself. late August. This work will “You don’t ever want to “Three acts, with a resogive comic and art lovers a lution at the end,” he said. stop and say ‘This is good glimpse of Schultz’ artistic “That’s the structure I enjoy enough.’ If you are really process along with a collecand the type of stories I committed to what you are tion of illustrations. doing, if you are going to exgravitate toward. I want to Schultz’ love of science entertain people and hopecel, you’ll never feel like you influences his writing. He fully I communicate my sub- know what you are doing partnered with comic iltext in there, something that and you will always be hard lustrators Zander and Kevin is important to me.” on yourself,” he said. “That Cannon to write “The Stuff Art is best when there are bitter misery is part of the of Life,” a comic book about layers. Often that is found in process. It’s what makes genetics and DNA. He also the subtext laying beneath someone excellent at what enjoys teaching and has the obvious. Schultz does they do. The best artists I taught in the MFA program this beautifully. His art and know are always humble.” He shared he feels at Marywood and the Sawriting have thoughtful vannah College of Art and blessed to be able to do subtext throughout. One of Design. Schultz has been what he loves. those is his concern for the recognized in the industry “It’s the best job in the environment. His characters’ and has multiple awards, world,” he said. “I get to interaction with their surincluding the famed Eisner write, I get to draw comics, roundings enrich the story. Schultz also shared that and Harvey Awards. I get to illustrate. I am nevHe is in the process of he loves to show duality and Follow Mark Schultz on creating a second volume of equality between male and feFacebook for information “Xenozoic Tales.” male characters. The female on the release of When working on both isn’t always weaker or always writing the story and illusthe one needing to be rescued. “Carbon3” and news about the next volume of The Church of the Epiphany recently held a worship celebration to honor sevtration, Mark said the pro“It’s an equal thing back and his “Xenozoic Tales.” View eral young volunteers who made contributions. Youth serve every week as cess is “back and forth.” forth,” Schultz said. “They his work online at bit. acolytes and scripture readers and assisted with the Vacation Bible School last “Sometimes I have the take care of each other.” ly/2yUkBjU or Amazon. June. The Lawrence D. Ketchum Memorial Scholarship was presented to the visual idea, and I get that Schultz’ stories are dynamcom or locally at Comics church’s graduating seniors, Teddy Lambert and Nathan Whitney. down and figure out how ic, dramatic and direct with on the Green in Scranton.

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