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the voice of the abingtons abingtonsuburban.com | january 11, 2018

In Clarks Summit, a songwriter’s roundtable is forming |PAGE 3

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Scenes from the annual show at the School for the Deaf |PAGE 10

60 YEArs And countinG Waverly Women’s Club celebrates anniversary

by Linda Scott

Halloween and Easter club members donate candy so that bags can be made. SPEciaL to tHE abinGton SUbURban The bags of candy are then delivered to the Boys and Girls Club. During the Dwight D. Eisenhower was president Christmas season, club members choose and Richard Nixon was vice president. a tag from the giving tree and purchase “American Bandstand” made its debut the item. All of the items donated are and Wham-O released the first frisbee. then delivered to three needy families in The Milwaukee Brewers won the World the area. A meal is also prepared for the Series and the Detroit Lions were NFL Ronald McDonald House. champions. The year was 1957 when the “I joined in the 1970s,” said Andrea Comm-Unity Club came into being and Jones club member. “I like to play mahhas been going for 60 years. The late Marge Black, Helen Hyde and jong and go to the luncheons and parties. People in the club have lots of different several other women formed the group personalities but they are a wonderful and had a contest to select a name for the group. Black came up with the name group of ladies. Sometimes members move away and we get new members. We Waverly Women’s Club. form friendships with people in the club.” In those days the club officers were In addition to mahjong, the club offers referred to in the records by their gardening, arts and crafts, bridge couple husbands’ name. The first president was Mrs. Thomas Hopkins, followed by pinochle, book club, luncheon gourmet and dining out. Mrs. Thomas Shuptar then and Mrs. In the past, the club held hoagie sales Bernard Bergman. and spaghetti dinners to raise money for “I joined the club in 1969 and stayed the club. They also had an art auction until 1980,” said current president Mary at the Waverly Community House and Price. She also served as president two other times. “I rejoined the club in 1997. fashion shows. There was also a gourmet I’ve been a member the second longest of group with at least six hostesses where members went to other peoples homes to all the members. As president, I oversee enjoy a meal. the whole function of the club. I enjoy Club dues for the year are $30 with a going to the luncheons.” percentage used for club functions and The club participates in several funanother percentage going to charities. draisers throughout the year. During The club also holds a wine and cheese event and a holiday dinner. Throughout the year programs are held at the Waverly Community House on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Board meetings are held a half hour TS_CNG/SUBURBAN/PAGES [S01] | 01/10/18

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Danielle Fleming, founder and CEO of NOTE Fragrances, is slated to speak before the Women’s Club meeting in April.

before the regular meeting. Refreshments are served. Meetings are not held in January or February. The meetings scheduled through May include: • March 20 Katharine Schkloven owner of Spirited Art in Dickson City will give a presentation on what her studio offers; • April 17 Danielle Fleming of Note Fragrancers will give a presentation on her company/store; and • May 15 Installation dinner The board members for 2017-2018, in addition to Price, are vice president Sonia

Wysochanski, treasurer Janet Dobson, recording secretary Grace Pricci and corresponding secretary Amy Lynott. “I am the longest continuous member,” said Janet Dobson. “I joined the club in 1974. We all had young children then and we formed a moms and tots group. The club builds friendships and camaraderie. I have formed some really close friendships over the years.” “The Comm-Unity club brings the community together,” said Price. “People enjoy being together and having a good time.”


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An exhibit of art created by Abington Heights (AH) students will be on display EMMa bLaCk at The Gathering Place art gallery beginning Friday, Jan. 26. Students interested eblack@timesshamrock.com in submitting their work may contact the high school art department. Art samples CONT RiBUT ORs may include painting, photography, JOSHua aRP, LORI kISHEL drawing, graphic design, interior design, architecture, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, Wyoming Seminary Lower School has advertising or related fields. The exhibit The Abington Suburban welcomes all photos and announced the greater Abingtons area submissions. There is no charge for publication, but all photos is open to grades nine through 12. and submissions run on a “space available” basis. The editor students named to the academic high For 2018 graduates, an additional inreserves the right to edit or reject any or all submissions. honor roll for the first trimester. They centive to submit is provided by the Our Deadline for submissions is the Friday prior to publication are Aiden Jordan of Factoryville, Marai Town scholarship, which will be awarded at 5 P.M. Castellanos of Waverly and Alyssa Shonk to one senior entry in the exhibit. All AH The Abington Suburban does not currently accept letters of Clarks Summit. seniors with an interest in art are invited to the editor. to apply for this $1,000 scholarship to be Opinions of independent columnists of The Abington used to further their education in a creSuburban do not necessarily reflect those of the staff. ative field. Each applicant should submit On Feb. 16-19, Clarks Summit will hold its annual ice festival and this year’s a sample of art and must complete a short application by Friday, Jan. 19. Students /ThEAbiNgTONSUbURbAN theme is “The Wizarding World of Ice.” must be planning to pursue a major or Leading up to the festival, Abington @ThEAbSUbURbAN Community Library is looking for student minor in an art-related field, including those listed above, at a college or techniart that shows each artist’s favorite part

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Wyoming Seminary Upper School recently named the athletes who received most valuable player awards. In golf, senior Tyler Maddock of Clarks Summit received the most valuable golfer award. He is the son of David and Christine Maddock.


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with one another. We will occasionally have established songwriters or thinkers come in to make presentations to our group, we will offer concerts, and we will always be open to the public, and open to visual artists who may be interested in documenting our gatherings.” Members can bring a recording of their songs, their instruments, lyrics, chord charts, and, above all, a collaborative and open spirit. You don’t have to be a songwriter to join the Roundtable. Zieger thinks that “the song is not a mysterious thing that comes only from those with some remote gift. It’s an art form for everyone, and one rich enough for a lifetime of exploring. If you’ve ever been moved by a song, you know that it’s worth it.” If you are a songwriter or an aspiring songwriter, join the Songwriters’ Roundtable. To find out more information, visit gatheringplacecs.org/songwriters-roundtable/ or meetup.com/ Clarks-Summit-Musicians-Meetup.

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

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Bethel United Methodist, 2337 Falls Road, Dal-

ton. Sunday service, 9:30 a.m. Pastor is John HardmanZimmerman; hzfam@hotmail.com.

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. 570-586-5557. Website: EFBC.family.

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.

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.

ChURCh oF the ePiPhanY, 25 Church Hill, Glenburn Township/Dalton. Saturday 5 p.m.: spoken Holy Eucharist. Sunday: 9:15 a.m.: Sunday school. 11 a.m.: Holy Eucharist with music. 570-563-1564, epiphanyglenburn. org; cote@epix.net. Rev. Lou Divis, priest-in-charge.

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.

ClaRks GReen asseMBlY oF God, 204 S. Abington Road, Clarks Green. Sundays: worship services at 9 and 11 a.m., preschool church and childcare at 9 a.m., Rooted Kids, preschool church and childcare at 11 a.m. Mondays: Young adults, 7 p.m. Wednesdays: Rooted Youth, 6:30 p.m.; GriefShare, adult studies, Rooted Kids and childcare, 7 p.m. Senior pastor: Dan Miller; associate/ children’s pastor: Brian Mascaro. 570-586-8286, clarksgreenassembly@gmail.com, cgassembly.com.

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.

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

heRitaGe BaPtist ChURCh, 415 Venard Road, Clarks Summit. Sunday services 9 and 10:30 a.m. 570587-2543. Glenn Amos is pastor. info@wearehbc.com. wearehbc.com.

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.

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.

CoUntRY allianCe, 14014 Orchard Dr. off NewtonRansom Blvd. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. 570-587-2885. Pastor is Glen Bayly. CoUntRYside CoMMUnitY, 14011 Orchard Drive

in Clarks Summit. Sunday school 9 a.m. Worship service Sundays, 10 a.m. Mondays: Bible study, 10 a.m. Prayer Group, 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays: Choir, 7 p.m. Thursdays: Bible study, 10 a.m. Second Tuesday of month: Warm Hugs Outreach, 9 a.m. 570-587-3206. 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: 9:45 a.m. Sunday service: 11 a.m. The food cupboard serves the Abington area Mondays at 6 p.m. Donations of non-perishable foods are always welcome. 570-563-2789. east Benton United Methodist, 200 Jordan Hollow Road in Dalton. Sunday worship Service 9 a.m. Adult

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. Fall worship schedule: Sunday worship services at 8:15 and 10:30. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Adult education at 9:30 a.m. Interim pastor is Rev. Jeffrey Bohan. office@TrinityLutheranCS. Church office: 570-587-1088. Preschool: 570-586-5590. 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. WaveRlY United Methodist, 105 Church St. in Waverly. Worship service Sunday at 9 a.m. Pastor is Rev. Michelle Whitlock. 570-586-8166; waverlyumc@gmail.com.


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From left: Joshua Arp, Pat Williams, Gerry Carey and Pete Giermanski address students at 2017 Arbor Day.

The following is a presentation I gave to the fourth grade students of Clarks Summit Elementary, who celebrated Arbor Day with Clarks Summit and Clarks Green borough officials recently. What is work? Someone said that work is simply making an improvement. When you work at school, you improve your knowledge, or you improve your teachers’ understanding of your level of knowledge. When you work at sports, music, hobbies or drama, you improve your abilities in that discipline. When you go to work, you improve something in the economy. A doctor improves patient health, a teacher improves student knowledge and ability. A builder improves a home. An accountant improves a ledger. And, when you go to work, you get paid. You get paid because you helped

others make an improvement in something for which they are responsible. Without you, or someone else like you, the improvement could not or would not have been made. The people who hired you got the benefit of the improvement you made, and you get the benefit of the paycheck they give you in exchange for that improvement, that work you did. Now, imagine if workers did not get paid. Do you think any work would get done? Do you think any improvements would be made? Sure, there are volunteers, but volunteers cannot work for free if their basic needs are not met. In other words, if the volunteers are busy working for paychecks so that they can eat, have shelter and travel here and there, they would not be able to work for free.

Imagine also, just for a minute if the work to be done was very difficult. If I hired you to help me plant these trees on a pleasant, sunny day it is one thing. But imagine if I hired you to help me plant in pouring down freezing rain, with no breaks, with frozen ground and spoons instead of shovels. Would you want to do that for the same pay? Better yet, do you think we could find volunteers to do that work for free? Yet, in this marvelous world we live in, there are creatures that make improvements in our lives whether we pay them or not — even whether we notice or not. One example is honeybees. Honeybees work themselves to death around the clock, not only making extra honey for us to eat, but they also work our farms, supplying one out of every three bites of food we eat. JANUARY 11, 2018

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Trees also work for us rain or shine, changing polluted air, water and sunlight into clean air, wood, fruit, shade, syrup, and many other things. They even plant and prune themselves when we leave them alone. How can we pay these creatures for their work? It seems to me that there are two ways. First, we can recognize the important improvements they make in our world. Second, we can decide to care for them as best as we can. This includes planting these trees properly. Let’s go! 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. THE ABINGTON SUBURBAN

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From Helen’s Kitchen BY Lori KisheL

Now that we have welcomed in white wine the New Year 2018 and the holidays 1/2 cup canned, undiluted beef are finally over, it’s time to sit back broth and relax. Nothing could be better 2 teaspoons caraway seeds than feasting on good old-fashioned 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons paprika comfort food, especially during the Hot cooked noodles cold winter months. Blessings for a Season veal with salt and pepper wonderful New Year. Enjoy. and brown in butter or margarine WINTER POTATO SOUP over low heat; do not overcook. Add 1 tablespoon butter sliced onions and quartered toma1 clove garlic, minced toes; cook uncovered 30 minutes, 1 large onion, chopped stirring frequently. Add flour; cook 6 cups reduced-sodium, fat-free 1 minute. Stir in wine, caraway chicken broth seeds, lemon juice and paprika. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 50 3 medium russet potatoes, to 60 minutes until veal is tender. peeled and diced Serve with cooked noodles. Yield: 6 2 medium carrots, sliced generous servings. 2 medium celery stalks, minced 1 zucchini, sliced 1 teaspoon dried dill CHEESY PESTO CHICKEN 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped 1/3 cup ricotta cheese Salt and black pepper, to taste 1/3 cup pesto, plus an additional 1-1/2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 cup pesto mixed with 2 tablespoons cold 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese water Freshly ground black pepper 2 chicken breast halves with In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and onion; bones and skin 3 tablespoons olive oil saute for 8 to 10 minutes or until onion is tender. Add chicken broth, Combine ricotta, pesto and Parpotatoes, carrots, celery and zucmesan in a small bowl; season with chini; bring to a boil. Reduce heat pepper to taste. Carefully slide your to simmer, covered, until vegetables fingers under skin of the breast are tender, about 20 minutes. separating it from the flesh to form Add dill, parsley, salt, pepper and a pocket. Leave the skin attached cornstarch-water mixture. Stir well along one side and at one end so the stuffing will be enclosed. Push And continue to cook for about 15 minutes more, or until the soup the cheese and pesto mixture into pockets you have created. Brush the is slightly thickened. Ladle into surface of the chicken with olive oil. bowls to serve. Yield: 8 servings. Place breasts in a small baking dish HUNGARIAN VEAL GOULASH and bake at 350º for 40 minutes. (You can use beef instead of veal, Remove pan from oven and brush if preferred.) surface of chicken with remaining 1/4 cup of pesto. Return to oven for 2-1/2-pounds lean veal, cut into additional 15 minutes. Let chicken 1-1/2-inch pieces rest 5 minutes at room temperature 1 teaspoon salt before serving. Yield: 2 servings Black pepper, to taste 1/2 stick butter or margarine, BEEF SHORT RIBS melted 3 to 4 pounds beef short ribs 2 medium onions, sliced 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 large tomatoes, peeled and 3 medium carrots, cleaned and quartered chopped 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 4 stalks celery, chopped 2/3 cup Chablis or other dry

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1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons salt 1 clove garlic, finely minced 1 bay leaf Brown short ribs on all sides in hot oil in large pot. Cover and bake at 350˚ for 1 hour; drain. Return meat to Dutch oven. Add carrots and celery. Combine tomato paste and remaining ingredients; stir well. Pour over meat and vegetables in Dutch oven. Cover and bake 1-1/2-hours until meat and vegetables are tender. Remove from oven; discard bay leaf. Yield: 4 to 6 servings.

Dash salt 2/3 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla Cream butter or margarine; gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed of electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine cocoa, all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in vanilla. Spoon batter into paper-lined cup-cake pans filling two-thirds full and bake at 350˚ for 15 to 18 minutes. Gently remove from pans; cool on wire racks. Yield: 16 cocoa cakes.

STICKY CINNAMON BUNS (Refrigerate overnight and bake these cinnamon rolls first thing in the morning.) POTATO CASSEROLE 1 cup chopped pecans GOURMET 2 (1-pound) loaves frozen bread 9 medium baking potatoes dough, thawed 1 stick butter or margarine 1 teaspoon cinnamon Salt and black pepper, to taste 1 (6-ounce) package vanilla-fla2/3 cup lukewarm milk vored pudding and pie-filling mix 1-1/2 cups Cheddar cheese 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar shredded 1 stick butter or margarine 1 cup heavy cream, whipped 2 tablespoons milk Peel and boil potatoes until Sprinkle pecans in greased 13-bytender; drain. Whip potatoes in 9-by-2-inch baking pan. Divide large bowl with electric mixer until dough into 24 pieces; shape into fluffy, adding butter or margarine, balls. Place in baking pan; sprinkle salt and pepper and lukewarm with cinnamon. In a 1-quart saucemilk. Place into buttered shallow pan heat pudding mix, sugar, butter casserole. Fold Cheddar cheese or margarine and milk, stirring into whipped cream; spread over occasionally, until butter or marpotatoes. Bake at 350º for about garine is melted. Pour over dough, 25 minutes, only until golden covering each piece. Bake at 350º brown. (Casserole can be prepared for about 30 to 35 minutes until ahead of time, but topping must be golden brown. Immediately invert added just before baking). Yield: onto serving platter. Remove pan. 10 servings. Yield: 24 rolls. COCOA CAKES 1 stick butter or margarine, room temperature 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 3/4 cup cocoa 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder

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Snapshots Despite the recent deep freeze, area residents braved the cold and attended various Scranton functions.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE TIMES-TRIBUNE.

From left, Paige Eisenlohr, of Clarks Summit, Kevin Kocak, of Pittsburgh, and Sarah Sopinski, of Clarks Summit, brave the cold.

From left, Thomas Stone, Marykate Boyle and Gabrielle Michino, all of Clarks Summit and Mamie Dempsey of Waverly.

Wesley Carpenter and Julie Kester, both of Clarks Summit.

From left, Brooke Benson, Lexie Langan and Kate Crowley, all of Clarks Summit.

Mariah Hawley and Steve Kopko, both of Clarks Summit.

Jack and Noreen Blewitt of Clarks Summit.

Tony Pelicci, left, and Angelo Brutico, both of Clarks Summit.

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Snapshots The annual performance at The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children in Clarks Summit is a holiday tradition. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE TIMES-TRIBUNE.

Preschool students anxiously wait to take the stage.

Fourth grader Katelynn Knight waves to the audience, after her performance as an elf.

Eighth-grader Seth Finnerty, 13, portrays Santa Claus as he signs on stage.

Students aknowledge the audience after their performance.

Eighth-grader Britney Moctezuma, 13, plays the part of Rudolph.

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Students and their teachers take center stage.

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Preschool student Natalie McArdle, 3, performs on stage with her fellow students.


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

Preschool enrollment: The Waverly Preschool is now accepting registrations for the 2018-’19 school year. The school offers three programs: • 3-year-old, two-day program with classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. • 4-year-old, three-day program with classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. • 4-year-old, five-day kindergarten readiness program. All classes are from 9-11:30 a.m. All programs offer an optional extra day class, 12:30-3 p.m. on Wednesdays, and an optional extra hour daily, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for all ages called Lunch Bunch. For more information, call 570-586-2654 or visity waverlypreschool.com. Borough meeting schedule: Clarks Summit Borough’s schedule of meetings in 2018 is: Borough council: regular meetings will be on the first Wednesday of each month; work sessions will be on the last Wednesday of the month. Zoning hearing board: regular meetings will be on the second Tuesday of each month (as needed). Planning commission: regular meetings will be on the third Wednesday of each month (as needed). Shade tree commission: regular meetings will be on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Police pension board: regular meetings will be on Wednesdays, Feb. 21, May 16, Aug. 15 and Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. Civil service commission: regular meetings will be held as needed. Except as noted, all other meetings and work sessions are held at 7 p.m. in council chambers on the second floor of the borough building, 304 S. State St. Additional meetings/ public hearings will be advertised. Cancellations will be posted at the front entrance to the borough building at the South State Street entrance and on the borough’s bulletin board on South State Street. council Person sought: Clarks Green Borough is seeking applications from residents to fill a council position. Councilwoman Joan

D’Oro recently submitted her resignation. Her term expires Dec. 31, 2019. Duties include attending a work session and council meeting each month. In addition, the individual would chair a committee and have the opportunity to serve as a member of other committee(s). “This is an opportunity for our residents to participate in local government on behalf of our community,” said Keith Williams, council president. Applicants can email a letter of intent and pertinent information to contact@clarksgreen.info.

pensation, PACE/PACENET prescription-drug coverage, unclaimed property searches and any other state-related matter. Call 570-342-4348 for more information.

iPad clinic: The Abington Senior Center has an iPad clinic on Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. Anyone interested can call the center at 570-586-8996.

art events at gathering Place: The Gathering Place will hold an Art Market on the second Saturday of the month (next market: Jan. 13), 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Art MarPoP-uP shoP: NOTE Fragrances, a perfum- ket is a venue in which artists and craftspeople of many genres can exhibit and sell their ery and custom perfume studio in downtown creations in a nonjuried forum. Last month’s Scranton, is expanding its reach by “popping up” in Clarks Summit this holiday season. While market featured potters, jewelry designers, purse and clothing creators and more. Area Danielle Fleming, founder and CEO of NOTE, artisans who wish to take part can find more considers the Pop-Up Shop to pay homage to details at GatheringPlaceCS.org. her Clarks Summit roots, she is also bringing In addition to the displayed works, each along a selection of local makers and artisans to second Saturday will have a live demonstration. join her. This month’s program will feature Emily Ran“I opened my first retail store, Danielle and Company, in Clarks Summit in 2004, and Clarks cier’s presentation of her felting skills. Summit is my hometown,” She said. “It has alcruise Planned: Join Adele Bianchi & ways had a place in my heart and I am excited to Friends from the Abington Senior Center on the go back and show everyone all of the wonderful Anthem of the Seas for a five-night Bermuda things NOTE has to offer.” Cruise Saturday May 12 to Thursday, May 17, The store will stay open until the end of January. 2018. Call 570-348-2511 or 800-982-4306 for The list of local makers includes: AOS Metmore information als, Valerie Kiser Design, Newkirk Honey, The Post Home and Body, Ambiance Floral Design, Duvall Leatherworks, Sutton Family Skin Care and Nibbles and Bits. The store is at 312 S. State St. in Clarks Summit, next to Duffy’s Coffee Co. Appointments are highly recommended for the custom perfume studio and reservations are required for private perfume parties. They can be made by calling 570-343-2100. For more information, visit NOTEfragrances.com.

communuity singers: The Wally Gordon Community Singers invite you to sing with them for their 2017-18 season. Based in Clarks Summit, this group was founded 35 years ago to give local people an opportunity to pursue the love of choral music, regardless of training or ability. Membership is open to high school and adult 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. For more information, call 570-5616005 or visit their Facebook page. oPen jam session: Mondays, 6-8 p.m. Bring an instrument and jump in to this weekly musical session. Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit. 570-586-1380. mahjong: Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. National Mahjong League Inc. players. No experience necessary. Adults only. Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. 570-587-3440 or lclshome.org.

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state reP. outreach: A staff member from state Rep. Marty Flynn’s office will provide outreach assistance from 9 a.m. to noon on the third Wednesday of the month, alternating between the Clarks Green Borough Building, 104 N. Abington Road and the South Abington Township Building’s second-floor meeting room, 104 Shady Lane Road in Chinchilla. The next visit will be Wednesday, Jan. 17, in the South Abington Township Building. Flynn’s staff can help with PennDOT paperwork, LIHEAP winter heating assistance, unemployment compensation, workers’ com-

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rec center hours: The Newton Recreation Center, 1814 Newton Ransom Blvd., has begun fall and winter hours, which will continue through May, 2018: weekdays 9 a.m. to noon and 3-8:30 p.m. Saturdays 10 am to 5 p.m. and Sundays noon to 5 p.m.

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