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A local author will discuss the history of the area |PAGE 4

A nearby VFW will host a chicken barbecue next weekend |PAGE 10

An area church is planning its annual golf tournament |PAGE 11

HonorinG THosE WHo ProTEcT And sErvE Community plans tribute dinner

by Linda Scott

guests from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dinner will be served along with drinks. Doors SPEciaL to tHE abinGton SUbURban will open at 8 p.m. for the general public to show their thanks. Light First responders put their lives fare, beverages and music by Mace in on the line every day serving others. They may respond to a house fire, a car Dickson are included with each general admission ticket. Rep. Tom Marino accident or a bank robbery. Each call (Pa.-10) is the speaker for the event. they respond to is different and how “The vast majority of the first reoften do they receive a thank you for what they do for the communities they sponders are volunteers,” said South Abington Police chief Robert Gerrity. protect and serve? Representatives from local organiza- “They are the ones who get out of bed at three and four in the morning and tions such as the Abington Business and Professional organizations, Abing- respond to fires and car accidents. Then ton Council of Governments, Abington they have to go to work the next day. They deserve the recognition.” Civic League, Abington Rotary and “My husband and I grew up in the Lions clubs, as well as several local Abingtons and returned to the area business leaders and citizens of the Abingtons with the group name Abing- several years ago to raise our chiltons Support All Protectors (ASAP) are dren,” said Leah Kane vice president of marketing for Elecast Inc., a company planning an inaugural event to thank sponsoring the event. “As a resident the first responders. The men and women can take a break from their jobs and business owner, we feel grateful to live and work in such a caring and safe and enjoy the evening with others. community.” The Abington area first respond“The first responders were selected ers appreciation night is scheduled because we appreciate the 24/7 dedifor Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Ramada Inn in Clarks Summit. The first part of cation to our firefighters, ambulance the evening will be a VIP event for the personnel, EMTs and police that serve the Abington community,” said Cheryl first responders, sponsors and special O’Hora of the Abington Civic League. “Each department was given their own personal invitation to the event. This is a way for us and the community to come out and personally thank each individual.” TS_CNG/SUBURBAN/PAGES [S01] | 09/06/17

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“This is a special night for first responders for all they do for the community,” said George Sweda of Sweda Advertising. “Every day they go out of their way for our safety. They answer the call and then respond. They put their lives on the line for us every day.” “This event was several years in the making and first responders in the greater Abington area were invited,” said Dave Jenkins, president of Clarks Summit Fire Co. No. 1. “They are the lifeblood of the community and provide quality service.” “My wife Laureen and I were water rescue specialists when we lived In Philadelphia before we moved back to this area,” said Chris J. Calvey Jennings

Calvey Funeral Home and a sergeant of arms of the Abington Rotary. “First responders are a quintessential part of the community and many serve on a volunteer basis. It is important to express gratitude for what they do. Since what they do is important and often overlooked. This event is a way to get to know them.” Tickets are $20 at the website eventbrite.com/e/abingtonianssupport-all-protectors-tickets36473980658?aff=eac2 or $25 per person at the door. Proceeds from the event will go toward offsetting the expenses for the night. Any proceeds left over will go to the first responders’ departments.


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The Nicholson Bridge Day 102nd anniversary celebration will be held on Sunday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street in Nicholson. There will be more than 60 vendors offering arts and crafts, food and collectables. Live music and other entertainment will continue throughout the day, along with children’s games, a chicken barbecue, raffle and more. This event is sponsored by the Nicholson Women’s Club. For information, call 570-942-4191.

Cub Scout Pack No. 251 will hold its annual registration at Clarks Green eDiTO R United Methodist Church, 119 Glenburn Road, on Wednesdays, Sept. 13 CHRISTOPHER M. CORNELL and 20, 6:30-8 p.m., and Sept. 27, 6-7 570.348.9185, ext 5414 p.m. for boys in first through fifth grade ccornell@timesshamrock.com Abington Heights Civic League will or ages 6-10. For more information, call start the new year with a dinner at 570-815-1279. CNG MAN AG iNG eDiTOR Constantio’s Lackawanna Trail in Clarks Summit at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11. TOM gRaHaM Meetings are held the first Monday of 570.348.9185, ext 3492 The Abington Heights Marcheach month, September through June, ing Comets are holding a citrus sale at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse, 115 Colburn CNG ADv eRTis iNG M ANAGeR through Friday, Sept. 15. This is the big- Ave. in Clarks Summit. New members gest annual fundraiser for the band and are always welcome. For more informaaLICE MaNLEy proceeds will go directly to the Disney tion, call 570 597-3101. 570.348.9100, ext 9285 World trip in November. The Marching Comets have been invited to perform at ADveRTisiNG ACCOUN T exe CUTive s Disney and have been chosen to march The Newton Ransom Elementary in the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade CaSEy CuNNINgHaM School PTO will hold its second annual on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom. 5K run-walk/fun run Sunday, Sept. 17, 570.348.9100, ext 5458 The citrus will be delivered directly at Abington Heights Middle School, from Florida. Estimated delivery to 1555 Newton Ransom Blvd. in Clarks phOT OGRAp heR the organization is Nov. 12. Available Summit. Advance registration fee for citrus: oranges, pink grapefruit, manda- the 5K is $20; advance fee for the fun EMMa bLaCk rins, Washington Delicious Apples and run is $10. Fees increase after Sept. 8. A eblack@timesshamrock.com gift boxes containing a mixture of all new addition this year is a vendor fair. citrus and tangelos, pears and orange CONT RiBUT ORs This fundraiser will help the PTO supmarmalade. Cartons are available in port elementary school activities such JOSHua aRP, LORI kISHEL, 10, 20 and 40 pound sizes and range as field trips, classroom parties and DavE LauRIHa in price from $23-$39. To purchase, more. The 5K walk/run is open to the contact your favorite band member, entire community and begins at 9:30 band booster or call 570-219-3747. The Abington Suburban welcomes all photos and a.m. The fun run is open to children submissions. There is no charge for publication, but all photos Online orders are also available at Flori- fourth grade and younger and begins at and submissions run on a “space available” basis. The editor daindianrivergroves.com, organization 9 a.m Registration is 7:45-8:30 a.m. The reserves the right to edit or reject any or all submissions. #601875. vendor fair will be 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Deadline for submissions is the Friday prior to publication Visit the PTO’s Facebook page for more at 5 P.M. information. The Abington Suburban does not currently accept letters to the editor. The Summit Christian Academy’s Opinions of independent columnists of The Abington Parent Action Committee will hold a Suburban do not necessarily reflect those of the staff. rummage sale Saturday, Sept. 9, 8 a.m. The Wally Gordon Community Singto 3 p.m. rain or shine, at the school, ers invite you to sing with them for /ThEAbiNgTONSUbURbAN 660 Griffin Pond Road in South Abing- their 2017-18 season. Based in Clarks ton Township. Proceeds will be used to Summit, this group was founded 35 offset the cost for student needs duryears ago to give local people an op@ThEAbSUbURbAN ing the school year. For more informa- portunity to pursue the love of choral tion, visit scapatriots.com. music, regardless of training or ability.

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Membership is open to high school and adult singers. No auditions required. Two concerts per season: early December and early May. Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church music room, 1310 Morgan Highway in Clarks Summit, and begin on Sept. 19. For more information, call 570-561-6005 or visit their Facebook page.

Swimmers Wanted

The Abington Gators is a competitive swim league for kids 6-14. It is a member of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Age Group Swim League (NEPAGSL). Online registration is open at AbingtonGators.com. There will be a parent information night on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. in the Abington Heights High School auditorium. Bring the following to registration: insurance information, registration fees or deposit, your swimmer (all swimmers must attend registration to be fitted for their team suit). Registration fee is $235 ($100 deposit due at registration). There is a $25 discount for each successive child within the same family. This fee includes a team suit, cap and T-shirt. Practices begin Monday, Oct. 2 for our new swimmers. The first week is risk-free for all new swimmers – ask for details at registration.

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Andrea Jensen of Clarks Summit was among the The Misericordia University Speech-Language Pathology Program’s 2017 graduating class.


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Several weeks ago, I got to know a new customer. As she learned of my love for eating weeds, she began to tell me about schav soup, a soup her grandmother taught her to make, and she showed me the weeds used to make the soup. It was not a weed I was familiar with growing up, so it took me a while to learn it: Finally I am now recognizing the weed everywhere. (The photo shows a patch of sorrel I recently discovered in a neglected and formerly mulched flower bed). French Sorrel is the plant used to make schav soup.It will grow up to 18 inches tall, and it will produce flowers. However, in your lawn areas, it will barely grow tall enough to be recognizable especially when mixed in with other broadleaf weeds. To find it in your lawn, look in dry soil areas under spruce trees or along yew hedge rows. It is a paler green than grass, and when you find a full specimen, it has a “shield” shape, essentially a triangle with two smaller triangles attached at the base. Taste it: It has a delicious sweet-and-sour flavor due to its oxalic acid content. Other edible relatives of this “weed” include medicinal rhubarb, Japanese knotweed and broad-leaf sorrel. Since it has a high vitamin C content, this plant was used to cure scurvy in the absence of fresh fruits and vegetables. My customer surprised me by making me the soup, and she gave me the following recipe to share with my readers: 6 cups shav (french sorrel) leaves 8 cups water 2 large onions, chopped and caramelized 1 stick Fleishman’s margarine 3 cups heavy whipping cream 2 1/2 teaspoons salt 5 pounds potatoes 1 pound bacon, prepared and chopped into crumbles In large soup pot: Add water and schav leaves that have been cleaned and chopped. Bring

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to a boil. Let simmer on low heat. On skillet: Melt margarine and add onions. Fry until golden to brown (make carmelized). Add to large soup pot. In small pot: Add salt and heavy whipping cream that is mixed until salt is thoroughly combined. While mixing, slowly add 3 to 4 ladles of schav broth. Mix well. Then add the cream mixture into the large soup pot. Note: If you use this method to cream your soups, they will never curdle. In medium to large pot: Boil potatoes until soft in center. Drain and cool. Peel and discard the potato skins. Cut potatoes into bitesized pieces. Add to large soup pot. Serve with cumbled bacon sprinkled on top. Because of our discussion and her memories, my customer actually planted some French sorrel in pots at her house. Because I enjoyed the soup, I understand why, and I have been looking for six cups of schav leaves ever since. Reach me at josarhuap@aol.com. Joshua Arp is an ISA-certified municipal specialist, Clarks Summit’s municipal arborist and an operator of an organic lawn and landscape maintenance business.


From Helen’s Kitchen BY Lori KisheL

POTATO AND CABBAGE CHOWDER 1 (14-1/2-ounce) can chicken broth (not condensed) 3 medium potatoes (about 3 cups) peeled and cubed 1/2 cup skim milk 2 cups chopped cabbage 1/2 cup shredded carrot 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed 1/4 teaspoon pepper In a medium saucepan combine broth and potatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 8 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Cool slightly. Place 1 cup hot potato mixture in blender or food processor. Add milk, cover and blend 30 seconds or until mixture is smooth. Return to saucepan; stir in remaining ingredients. Cook over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until cabbage is crisp-tender. Yield: 5 (1-cup) servings. APPLE-CIDER CHICKEN 1/2 stick unsalted butter 1 large red onion, sliced thin 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled, cord, thinly sliced 3/4 cup apple cider 2 whole chicken breasts, skinned, boned, split 1/4 cup unsifted all-purpose flour 1/4 cup half-and-half Salt and black pepper, to taste 2 teaspoons chopped parsley Melt 3 tablespoons butter in 12-inch nonstick skillet. Add onion and thyme and sauté over medium-low heat for 12 minutes, until onion is soft and begins to turn brown. Add apple and cider; stir over medium heat; sauté for about 8 minutes until apple is soft. Remove mixture from skillet; set aside and keep warm. On waxed paper, coat chicken with flour. In skillet, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat and cook chicken 5-8 minutes on each side until no longer pink and nicely browned. Remove to platter; keep warm. Add apple mixture, half-and-half, salt and pepper to taste, to skillet; slowly heat until hot. Spoon over chicken and sprinkle with parsley.

Yield: 4 servings.

In skillet, sauté onion in butter until 4 teaspoons cinnamon tender. Add wine, orange juice and 2 (11-ounce) packages (16) refrigerSKILLET CHICKEN PARMESAN chopped basil; cook until heated thorated breadsticks 4 boneless, skinned chicken breast oughly. Yield: 1-1/2 cups. 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted halves (1-1/4-pounds) 1/2 cup caramel ice-cream topping 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour STIR-FRIED LEMON RICE 2 tablespoons maple-flavored syrup 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 stick butter Generously grease a 10-inch fluted 1/8 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped tube pan. Sprinkle about half of the 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup green onions, sliced pecans in bottom of pan; set aside. 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan 1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas, Stir together sugar and cinnamon; set cheese thawed aside. Separate each package of dough 2 ounces shredded Mozzarella 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind into 8 pieces, making 16 total. Do not cheese Dash hot sauce unroll. Cut the pieces in half crosswise. 2 cups prepared tomato sauce with 4 cups cold cooked rice Dip each piece of dough into melted herbs 1/4 cup soy sauce butter or margarine, then roll in sugar Pound chicken breasts between 2 Preheat wok; brush butter or marmixture. Arrange dough pieces, spiral sheets waxed paper with meat malgarine around top and sides of wok side down, in tube pan. Sprinkle with let or bottom of flat heavy skillet to and heat at medium-high 1 minute. remaining pecans. Stir together cara1/4-inch thickness. Combine flour, Add parsley and green onions. Stir-fry mel topping and maple-flavored syrup salt and pepper in plastic food storage 1 minute. Add peas, lemon rind, hot in a measuring cup; drizzle over dough bag. Add chicken breasts and shake to sauce, cold cooked rice and soy sauce; in pan. coat. Heat oil in medium-size nonstick stir fry until thoroughly heated. Serve Bake at 350º for 30 to 35 minutes skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; at once. Delicious served with chicken, until dough is light brown, covering sauté 2 to 3 minutes on each side until beef or pork. Yield: 8 servings. with aluminum foil the last 10 minutes golden brown. Sprinkle with Parmesan to prevent overbrowning. Let stand for and Mozzarella cheeses; cover and cook GARLIC & SWISS CHEESE 1 minute only. (If it stands for more 1 minute or until cheese melts. Remove POTATO CASSEROLE than 1 minute, the ring will be diffichicken from skillet; set aside, covered. 4 large baking potatoes cult to remove from pan.) Invert onto Add tomato sauce to skillet; simmer. 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped a serving platter. Spoon any topping Spoon half of sauce over chicken. Use 1 clove garlic, minced and nuts remaining in the pan onto remaining sauce for pasta, or another Salt and black pepper, to taste rolls. Serve warm. Yield: 10 to 12 servmeal etc. Yield: 4 servings. 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme ings. 1-1/2 cups Swiss cheese, grated FISH FILLET WITH ORANGEBASIL BUTTER 6 (4-ounce) fresh sole fillets Salt and black pepper, to taste 1/2 to 3/4 cup dry white wine Orange-basil butter (recipe below) Sprinkle both sides of the fillets with salt and pepper and place in ungreased 13-by-9-inch baking pan. Pour wine over fillets. Bake, uncovered, at 350º for 18 - 20 minutes, or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Place on serving platter and top with Orange- Basil Butter. Yield: 6 servings. To make orange-basil butter: 2 tablespoons chopped onion 1 tablespoon butter, melted 3/4 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup fresh orange juice (remove pulp) 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

1 cup chicken broth Peel and thinly slice potatoes. Combine potatoes, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper and thyme in a large bowl and gently toss. In a greased 1-1/2-quart casserole dish, place a layer of potatoes, a layer of Swiss cheese, continuing in layers, but end with a layer of potatoes and reserve some cheese. Add chicken broth; cover with aluminum foil. Bake at 350º for 30-35 minutes; remove foil and bake 30 minutes more. Sprinkle with reserved cheese and bake, uncovered until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with additional parsley, if desired. Yield: 8 servings. CARAMEL BUBBLE RING (A sticky pull-apart bread usually served at brunch or breakfast.) 1/3 cup pecans, chopped 3/4 cup granulated sugar

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Abington Memorial, VFW Post No. 7069 and its auxiliary, 402 Winola Road in Clarks Summit, will hold a chicken barbecue Saturday, Sept. 16, 2-6 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the post in advance or at the door the day of the dinner.

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command. “There wasn’t just any shot that stuck aBington suBurBan Writer out to me, but anytime you play that course, you know you are going to need The Abington Heights golf team has your short game to post a low number,” gotten off to a hot start. Kelleher said. “Just a drive, chip and Troy Kelleher, a junior for the Computt.” ets, is absolutely torrid at this point in He did it enough times to build the the season. monstrous lead, which covered him Kelleher captured the title at the when he ran into trouble in the final area’s most important and most prestithree holes, when bogeys at the difficult gious tournament for area high school 16th and the par-3 17th pushed Kelleplayers, the Irving Jackman Memorial. her closer to the field, but his advantage It was not even close, as the junior after 15 holes ensured his victory. ripped off a run of six birdies in eight Perhaps the next biggest story that holes, dominating the rest of the field to day was the play of the entire Comets win by five shots at Scranton Municipal lineup. Connor Kelleher tied for fourth Golf Course last month. with a 5-over 77 to place second in the His two-under-par 70 made him the low junior field, behind only Pillar. lone player to break par for the day, but Will Brown shared the low score in more impressive were his birdies on the eighth, ninth, 11th, 13th, 14th and 15th the low sophomore field as one of three holes that made that enabled him to take sophomores with 78s. Nick Sebastianelli’s 82 gave the command of the event. Comets a team score of 307 as the fourth He received some tremendous help best score for Abington Heights. when Wallenpaupack’s Alex Pillar and Andrew Kirtley and Dan Flickinger Scranton Prep’s Jack Habeeb unknowingly hit the other’s ball for their second each posted 84s to tie for 20th place. “I knew I had it in me, but I knew the shots of the day, causing both to receive competition was going to be good, and it a two-stroke penalty and put them in chase mode. Pillar placed second after a was,” Kelleher said. “I guess I was hoping 75 while Habeeb ended up sixth with his to have a good day.” It certainly was a great day for the 78. Abington Heights golf program, which That cushion came in handy for has had its fair share of success on the Kelleher, who was angry with himself links over the years. after three-putting the sixth hole to go over-par for the round. “I knew I had to improve my putting at some point,” the junior said. “For the last couple of holes on the front nine, I guess, the putting came back to me. “It kind of woke me up.” The other parts of his game were falling into place, and the rest of the field was in trouble. Finally, Kelleher got the boost he needed right before making the turn at the ninth hole, a short par-4. “I hit a good wedge shot into 9 for my approach shot, and I think that got me going,” Kelleher said. “The driver was on the whole day, but my putting was not good at all.” With his birdies at the eighth and ninth holes, Kelleher was starting to Abington Heights High School golfer Nick gather momentum, and he wanted to Sebastianelli hits from a bunker. PHIOTO COURTESY OF THE TIMES-TRIBUNE. make sure he would be the golfer to take


aRea ChU RCh se Rv iCe s Send updates or additions about your Abingtons-area church to suburbanweekly@ timesshamrock.com.

Bethel United Methodist, 2337 Falls Road, Dalton. Sunday service, 9:30 a.m. 570-290-1799; atompkinsa@susumc.org. Pastor is Sandy Tompkins. 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: Summer schedule: Sunday service 9:15 a.m. 570-563-1564; website: EpiphanyGlenburn.org; email: cote@epix.net Rev. F. Graham Cliff is interim priest. 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 Kid, preschool church and childcare at 11 a.m. Wednesdays: Rooted Youth, young adults, adult studies, childcare at 7 p.m. Rooted Kids Sports (grades one to six) at S. Abington Park 6:30-8 p.m., June 14 to Aug. 30. Senior pastor: Dan Miller; associate/children’s pastor: Brian Mascaro. 570-586-8286, clarksgreenassembly@gmail.com, cgassembly.com. ClaRks GReen United Methodist, 119 Glenburn Road. Sunday worship: 10 a.m., Sunday school during the service. Bible study: Sundays at 7 p.m.; Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Christian book study: Mondays at 7 p.m. 570-586-8946. Pastor is Brent Stouffer. ClaRks sUMMit United Methodist, 1310 Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit. Sunday services: 8 and 10 a.m. (nursery care available during the 10 a.m. service). Sunday school: 9 a.m. Youth group and Bible studies classes. Email secretary1310@ comcast.net. clarkssummitumc.com. Andy Weidner is pastor. 570-587-2571. CoUntRYside CoMMUnitY,

14011 Orchard Drive in Clarks Summit. Worship service: Sundays, 10 a.m. Youth group Sundays. Mondays: Bible study, 10 a.m. Prayer Group, 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays: Choir, 7 p.m. Thursdays: Bible study, 10 a.m. Second Friday of the month: family game night, 6:30 p.m. 570-587-3206. countrysideoffice@yahoo. com. countryside-church.org. Rev. Mark Terwilliger is pastor.

CRossRoads, 312 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Sunday service, 10 a.m. Nursery is available. Woman’s Bible study and prayer meeting, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Men’s meeting last Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. Jamie Overholser is lead pastor. 570-6503784. crossroadschurchnepa.com.

evanGeliCal FRee BiBle, 431 Carbondale Road, South Abington Township. Sunday services: Prayer, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:15 a.m. Kids clubs (grades one to six): Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Youth group (grades seven-12): Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Women’s Bible study: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Men’s group: Saturdays, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Pastor is Rev. Mike Measley. 570-586-5557. office@efreebible.org. efreebible.org.

Benef it Golf tournam ent The Dalton United Methodist Church is holding its 20th annual golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Lakeland Golf Course at 9 a.m. The tournament helps support the local food pantry and the Bright Beginnings Pre school which are based at the Dalton Church. The tournament which began twenty years ago, is a nine-hole and captain-and-crew format. Luncheon and prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the golf match. Anyone who would like to sponsor a hole, donate a door prize or put a team in the tournament, please call chairman Jim Gray @ 570-5877067. Pictured below are members of the committee:

FiRst BaPtist oF aBinGton, 1216 N. Abington Road, Waverly. Sunday worship: 11 a.m. Adult or youth Sunday school: 10 a.m. 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.

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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 morning worship at 9:30 a.m. Interim pastor is Jeffrey Bohan. office@TrinityLutheranCS. TrinityLutheranCS.com.

dalton United Methodist, 125 S. Turnpike Road in Dalton. Sunday school: 9:45 a.m. Sunday service: 11 a.m. The food cupboard serves the Abington area Mondays at 6 p.m. Donations of non-perishable foods are always welcome. 570-563-2789.

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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September is “Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.” Cancer awareness months are useful reminders that it is important to educate yourself about cancer prevention and screening. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States besides skin cancer and is the third-leading cause of cancer deaths in men in the U.S. and NEPA. About one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. The prostate is a walnut sized gland located in the male reproductive system. Prostate cancer is the abnormal growth of cells (a tumor) in this gland. The tumor causes the prostate to swell and can spread to healthy tissues and other organs. As with many types of cancer, the medical community does not know what causes prostate cancer. The title of this article illustrates how prostate cancer screening recommendations have changed over the last decade. Prior to 2012 prostate cancer screening which included a blood test (known as a PSA) and a digital rectal exam, was advised for almost all men age 50 and older. In 2012 a neutral task force in reviewing the screening gave the PSA a “D” grade essentially rejecting it completely. Recently though the same task force updated its recommendation and backed off from completely dismissing blood screening, saying it can be considered in men 55-69 years of age with informed decision making. Informed decision making means discussing both the pluses and minuses of prostate cancer screening with your health care provider and deciding what is best for you. Being informed leads to better decisions and better compliance with decisions. Screening is looking for disease in people who have no symptoms of the disease. Many men with prostate cancer have no symptoms. If symptoms are present they can include: blood in the urine; need to urinate often; weak/interrupted urine flow; pain or burning while urinating; not able to urinate; pain in upper thighs, lower back, or hips. If you have these symptoms see your doctor as soon as possible. But, many of these symptoms are also caused

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by other less serious prostate issues. Older men, African-American men, and men with a family history of prostate cancer may have a higher risk for prostate cancer. The PSA can be abnormal for a number of reasons besides cancer. So the only way to know if an abnormal PSA is caused by cancer is to do a biopsy. A biopsy is minor surgery to get a small piece of tissue to look at under a microscope. It is important to talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits associated with a biopsy. The decision is yours to make. Some prostate cancers grow very slowly and will have no impact on your life span and quality of life. And some prostate cancers grow quickly, spread to other parts of the body and are a serious threat to your health. Right now physicians cannot always be sure what type of prostate cancer is present. Treatment for prostate cancer includes close monitoring and follow-up visits, surgery, hormone therapy, radiation and chemotherapy. Some treatments can have serious side effects such as impotence and loss of bladder and bowel control. Not all medical experts agree that screening for prostate cancer will save lives. The Centers for Disease Control has created a list of questions to ask your doctor about prostate cancer screening. They are: • Am I at greater risk for prostate cancer? • At what age should I start to think about screening for prostate cancer? • If I get my blood test, and it is not normal, what other things could I have besides prostate cancer? • What is a biopsy, and how is it done? • What are the side effects or risks of a biopsy? • If my biopsy shows some cancer cells, what does that mean? • Ask about all treatment options: watchful waiting/close monitoring and follow-up visits, radiation, or surgery to remove the prostate. • What are the side effects or risks of each treatment? The CDC and most organizations encourage men to talk with their doctors to SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 10:41 | CORNELLCHR

learn the nature and risk of prostate cancer, understand the benefits and risks of the screening tests, and make decisions consistent with their preferences and values. The CDC states that if you decide not to get screened, you can always change your mind later. If you decide to get screened, it does not mean you have to go to the next step. You should discuss each step with your doctor. Remember talk with your health care team to decide together if prostate cancer screening is right for you. The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute encourages you to talk with your healthcare

provider about your specific medical conditions and treatments. The information contained in this article is meant to be helpful and educational but is not a substitute for medical advice. The above information is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov). The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute can provide additional information on the above topic including the handout “Health Tips for men about prostate cancer: What you can do” that contains the above list of questions. Feel free to visit the Cancer Institute website at cancernepa.org, or contact the organization by calling (800) 424-6724.


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through music. The instructor is a board-certified music therapist who has completed an approved music therapy program. Mozdian served in the Abington Heights School District from 2001 through 2013, directing the high school band. She most recently taught the world drumming ObservatOry HOurs CHange: The Thomas G. program at the Scranton School for the Deaf and Cupillari astronomical observatory has begin its Hard of Hearing Children and at the Comm. The fall program on Wednesdays and Fridays through fee is $59 for the six-week session (instruments Friday, Nov. 17. The astronomical programs are provided). For more information or to print a will feature an illustrated lecture and weatherregistration form, visit waverlycomm.org or call permitted observation through telescopes. The the Comm office at 570-586-8191, ext. 2. main objects planned for observation include the Cub sCOut signuPs: Cub Scout Pack No. moon, the planets, double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. Open to the public and free 251 will hold a signup day and kickball game for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade at South of charge, the fall sessions at the Observatory Abington Park on Saturday Sept. 9, noon to 3 will be held regardless of sky conditions and will be cancelled only by the threat of severe weather. p.m. (Rain date Sunday, Sept. 10, noon to 3 p.m.) Large groups such as school classes, scouts and FarMer’s Market: The Abington Farmer’s community organizations interested in attendMarket will run every Saturday until Oct. 29, at the ing a session may call 570-945-8402 or email former Rainbow Market location on Route 6/11 in observatory@keystone.edu to arrange a private South Abington Township. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. appointment. The observatory is on Route 107, approximately two miles west of Interstate 81’s exit 202. For more information, visit visikeystone.edu/observatory.

beneFit iCe CreaM stand: Matthew’s Miraculous Ice Cream Stand, raising money for research of pediatric cancer, will be held Saturday, Sept. strengtH training: If you’re not physically ac- 9, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Hillside Park, 1188 Winola Road in Clarks Summit. It will be run by 7-yeartive now and would like to begin an exercise proold Matthew Christian McDonnell, who has been gram, the “Growing Stronger” program might be for you. It is a 12-week strength training program battling stage IV Wilm’s tumor (kidney cancer) since he was 3 years old. designed for adults 40 and older. It will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1–2 p.m. at Abington Fall Festival: Our Lady of the Abingtons will Senior Center, 1151 Winola Road in S. Abington hold its 50th annual fall festival on Saturday Township., beginning Sept. 7. The cost is $115. and Sunday, Sept. 9 and 10, at the church, 700 For questions or to register, call 570-963-6842 or W. Main St. in Dalton, featuring a pig roast on visit extension.psu.edu/lackawanna/events. Saturday and a chicken barbecue on Sunday. MusiC PrOgraMs at tHe COMM: The Waverly Free admission. There will be pizza, pierogies, clam chowder, homemade baked goods, a basket Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road raffle, silent auction, book nook, white elephant, in Waverly Township, will once again offer its music program for young children. For six weeks, children’s games, hayrides, entertainment and antique cars by Car Cruisers. Saturday night on Thursday evenings and Friday mornings, entertainment features deejay Eric Petersen and beginning on Thursday, Sept. 7, they will offer Sunday entertainment features The Quietmen Tots and Toddlers Music with instructor Cheryl and Vocal Accord. Call 570-563-1622. Mozdian. These classes are designed for children from 6 months to 5 years old and the people who love them. The classes are 45 minutes in length and will take place on Thursday at 6 p.m. Friday classes are scheduled at 9:15 a.m. for 2- to 5-year-olds and 10 a.m. for tots 6 months to 2 years old. The activities are age-appropriate and are designed to enhance language and social and cognitive development. Children will use instruments, singing, movement, baby sign language and books to explore their world and play

MediCare COunseling: In partnership with the Voluntary Action Center, the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road in Waverly Township, will host informational Medicare counseling sessions for area residents. An APPRISE counselor — from Pennsylvania’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program, which is overseen by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging — will be available on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m. to noon and Tuesday, Sept. 26,

1-3 p.m. The sessions will take place in the Mary Benjamin Room in the Comm’s South Wing. The sessions are for those who are new to Medicare, contemplating retirement or if you have received mailings from your plan that you don’t understand. The APPRISE counselor will also screen beneficiaries to see if they may qualify for subsidy programs to help pay for Medicare costs. The sessions are free as a service to the community.

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 lclshome.org.

OPen jaM sessiOn: Mondays, 6 to 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.

tOts and tOddlers MusiC tiMe: At Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road in Waverly Township: Tots and Toddlers Music Time,

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 twirling Classes: Lynnette’s Twirlerettes will workout. Admission is $5 per class, and a portion of offer complimentary twirling classes the month that goes to support the local fire company. Call 570of September in conjunction with the start of its 878-8212 for the most complete schedule or see it at 35th season. There is no registration fee. Classes facebook.com/zumba.diane. are held in Carbondale, Forest City and Lake Ariel. Call 570-281-9797 for more information. sCrabble: Thursdays, 1 p.m. No registration necessary. Adults only. Abington Community PresCHOOl enrOlling: Trinity Lutheran Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Call 570Church, 205 W. Grove St. in Clarks Summit, is 587-3440 or visit lclshome.org. enrolling students for its Early Learning Center for 3 and 4 year olds and kindergarten readisPiritual kindergarten: a 12-step recovness program. The 3-year-old class meets on ery Christian support group for everyone who Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. The desires healing from life’s hurts, addictions, 4-year-old class meets on Mondays, Wednesdays dependencies and dysfunctions. Wednesdays at and Fridays, 9-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-3 p.m. the 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m. in fellowship Kindergarten Readiness program is for children hall of Waverly United Methodist Church Hall, who are 5 but will not be attending kindergarten 105 Church St. in Waverly Township. and there are 3-, 4- or five-day options. For more alZHeiMer’s assOCiatiOn: The Alzheimer’s Asinformation, please call 570-586-5590 or the sociation of Greater Pennsylvania hosts a support church office at 570-587-1088. group meeting at Elan Gardens, 465 Venard Road, Field HOCkey league FOrMing: An Abington- Clarks Summit, on the last Tuesday of the month area youth field hockey league is now forming. from 7-8 p.m. For reservations, call 570-585-8099. Girls entering third through sixth grades interuPstairs tHriFt: A nonprofit shop is at the ested in playing field hockey this fall should call Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road 570-851-9492 to register. in Waverly Township. It has upscale clothing for all, CHurCH PilgriMage: Knights of Columhousehold items, childrens’ toys, books and games. bus Abington Counscil No. 6611 will sponsor It is open Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 a bus trip to National Divine Mercy shrine on p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit Upstairs Wednesday, Sept. 20. The bus departs Our Lady Thrift on Facebook for more information. of the Abingtons Church at 745 a.m. with second sewing Club: The Glenburn 4-H Sewing Club departure at 8 a.m. from St. Gregory’s Church is taking registrations for youth to sign up for 4-H in Clark’s Green and returning at 10 p.m. Guest textile science projects. In 4-H, members learn celebrant priest will be Rev. Arbogaste Santoun, basic clothing construction skills to complete a pastor of Our Lady of the Abingtons and St. Patgarment of their choice, according to their experirick’s churches. Cost of $69 per person includes ence and interest. Leaders accept all levels of round-trip fare, shrine entrance fee, complimenexperience from beginners to advanced youngtary breakfast items and full-course meal during return trip. For information and reservations, call sters. Boys and girls, ages 8–19, are encouraged to register by calling 570-563- 1369. 570-563-3014 or 570-587-4671.

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six 45-minute sessions thursdays (6 months to 5 years), 5:45-6:30 p.m.; Fridays (3-5 years), 9:15-10 a.m.; (6 months to 2 years), 10-10:45 a.m.; and Saturdays (6 months to 5 years), 11-11:45 a.m. All classes are held in the Scout Room.

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University’s Psychological Services Center will host a weekly eating disorder support group on Tuesdays from 8-9 p.m.,in the McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies. The group is limited to those 18 years of age and older and the fee is $5 per session. For more information, Free yoga Class: The Clarks Summit United to register for the group or for any questions Methodist Church, located at the intersection of regarding this group or individual treatment opthe Morgan Highway and Grove St., is sponsoring tions, call 570-348-6269. a free yoga class on Tuesday evenings from 6-7 grieF suPPort: VNA Hospice and Home p.m., instructed by Tina Young. Health, 301 Delaware Ave. in Olyphant, offers a soCial singles Club: A social singles club meets variety of grief/bereavement support groups. • Bereavement support group. This more tradiat 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month tional group assists participants in learning to cope at Our Lady of Snows Church rectory basement, with the new challenges facing them as they grieve. 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Meet other active, mature singles for fun activities and friendship. Call Third Thursday of each month, 6-8 p.m.; and the second Wednesday of each month, 12:30-2 p.m. Linda at 570-470-5220 for more information. • Knitting and crocheting group. Beginners reFleCtive address markers: The Fleetville and experienced join together with instructors Volunteer Fire Co. is selling reflective address on hand, knitting/crocheting items for preemies, markers for the residents of Benton Township. which are donated to hospitals in Lackawanna Organizers say that the markers are highly visible and Luzerne counties. Bring your own knitting day and night, with reflective material on both needles and crochet hooks. Patterns and instrucsides. They are also fade-resistant and will last tion provided. Mondays, 1:30-3 p.m. for years. Markers are $20 and will help the fire • Fisherman knot rosary & sleeping bag project. department find residences quickly in case of an VNA provides the twine needed to produce these emergency. Call 570-945-3139 for more informa- soft rosary that are then donated to skilled nursing tion or to place an order. facilities, personal care homes and VA Hospital in Wilkes-Barre. They also make sleeping bags for our anthraCite museum Winter hours: The homeless community. Tuesdays 1-2:30 p.m. Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, in • Yoga for healing. Soothing the body, mind McDade Park off Keyser Avenue in Scranton, will and spirit in a gentle way helps the whole being be closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays to relax and heal. There is a $10 fee per class. through April, 2017. However, groups of 10 or Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat more may make an appointment for a guided tour or blanket. Tuesdays, 6:15-7:30 p.m. Call 570by calling the museum in advance at 570-963383-5180 with questions. 4804. The Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum will be open Wednesdays through Saturdays, Zumba Classes: Zumba classes will be held at from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Visit anthracitemuseum.org for more information. Road, on Mondays and Thursday evenings at 7:15 p.m. and on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. Call Diane yoga Classes For seniors: A yoga class for Hibble at 570-878-8212 for more information. beginners is offered to seniors 55 years of age and older at the Abington Senior Center, 1151 Winola lung CanCer suPPort grouP: A newlyRoad. The class is held each Monday at the center formed support group for people with lung canfrom 11:15 a.m. to noon. A fee of $5 per class is cer and their caretakers will meet at the Center required to help pay for the professional instruc- for Comprehensive Care, 5 Morgan Highway, tor. Call 570-586-8996 for more information. Suite 7, Scranton, every first Wednesday of the month. Call Rita Fenton at 570-586-0179 for Pavilion rentals available: The Lakeside more information. Pavilion at the Abington Area Community Park, located at the intersection of Winola Road and luPus suPPort grouP: The Tunkhannock-area Grove St., is available for rentals. Amenities inmonthly lupus support group meets every third clude the use of Eston Wilson Lake, the boundless Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Tunkhannock Library, playground, soccer and softball fields, hiking and 220 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. For more infornature trails and a dog park. Handicapped-accessi- mation, call 1 (888) 99-LUPUS or visit lupuspa. ble parking is also available. Reservation forms are org. Overeaters Anonymous: Clarks Summit meetavailable at the Clarks Summit Borough Building, ings of Overeaters Anonymous at the First Presbyte304 S. State St., or online at abingtonparks.com. rian Church, 300 School St., are as follows: Sundays,

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Zack Rundell, a 16-year old at Abington Heights High School, stands on top of the podium after finishing first in the final race of the Mid-Atlantic Super Series mountain bike races. The finals were held at Marysville recently. The 11-race Mid-Atlantic Super Series was held throughout the summer on Olympic-caliber courses in Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania for novice-to-pro mountain bike riders of all ages. Zack, who resides in South Abington Township, competed in 10 of the 11 races in the advanced U-19 category 2, with a total of six podiums, and won the final race by more than a minute. He placed second overall in points for the series and will be moving up to category 1 (pro) next year. From left: Jeremiah Hendrix, Rundell and Jonathan Cox Jr.

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