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SEPTEMBER 13, 2018



Take a sneak peek at part of the menu for the Rotary Club of the Abingtons’ “Taste” fundraiser. See page 6.





A fall confession

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Brotality is composed of, from left: bass guitarist and vocalist Reece Maopolski, 14; drummer Liam Fenton, 12, and guitarist and songwriter Bryce Maopolski, 16.


Young drummer rocks Bethel Woods Abington Heights Middle School seventh grader Liam Fenton’s love of music was no surprise to his parents, Ryan and Abby Fenton of Clarks Summit, who say music has always been a part of their home. What made them take notice was when, at age 2, Liam sat down at a drum set and kept a basic rock beat. Before he could form full sentences, he knew the names of bands and drummers. Liam, now 12, performed with his band Brotality as a warm-up act before the Deep Purple and Judas Priest concert Sept. 2 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. In the past six months, Brotality has played live more than a dozen times, everything from local community events like the Back to School Carnival at Abington Heights High School, to the Bitter End in New York City on Aug. 26. Then the phone call came

that Brotality was booked for Bethel Woods. Liam was speechless. He initially thought he’d just be attending the concert on the lawn, and performing was an honor for him, he said. When he was little, Liam would sometimes get up and play the drums on stage during breaks when his dad performed locally. “Even as a small child, he had the confidence to get up and do it,” Abby Fenton said. So Ryan Fenton, who is a drummer for local bands and has teaching experience, began giving his son lessons. “He excelled so quickly,” he said. “I would play around on the guitar and we began to play together. He started taking off.” Liam loves all kinds of music, but heavy metal is his favorite. At age 10 he enrolled in the Rock School of Music in Clarks Summit, and was taught by Lance Miley. Liam also plays guitar and

sings. Learning under Pat Marcinko of Magdon Music, he caught the attention of Tom Ferranti of After Image Studios. In November of 2017, Tom reached out to the Fentons. “He saw a video of me playing and he needed a kid drummer to do this song,” Liam said. “He had a singer, a guitar player and a base player and it happened to be Bryce and Reece Maopolski. I heard some of their originals and I loved them. Bryce and Reece heard me and invited me to play in Brotality, which is a band they formed. They asked me to be their drummer.” “After that, everything snowballed,” Ryan Fenton said. “Worlds collided and something greater took over.” Brotality is a heavy metal band created by the Maopolski brothers. The name evolved from combining the words “brothers” and “brutality.” The Maopolski brothers

The band according to the band’s Facebook page, “Brotality’s passion is to use their music to share their faith and spread a positive message while embracing the brutality of living counterculture in today’s world.” to learn more, visit say Liam is a brother in faith. With plenty of talent all around, the chemistry between the three of them was immediate. Bryce, 16, Reece, 14, and Liam bonded over their love of heavy metal music. After meeting in January, they quickly scheduled a time to get together and jam. “When I heard Bryce and Reece, I was totally amazed because I didn’t know kids who could play like that,” Liam said. “It was awesome.” Please see Brotality, Page 12


Firefighter spotlight: Jeff LaCoe NEWTON TWP. — Jeff LaCoe became a junior volunteer at the NewtonRansom Volunteer Fire Company at age 16 in 1973. He rose through the ranks, becoming a lieutenant, captain and assistant chief. He has been the fire chief for more than 20 years. “My father Melvin LaCoe was a fire police captain,” said LaCoe. “My friends were into volunteering at the fire company and I wanted to do it. I wanted to help. I looked up to Harold Ames and Jim Richards, who have both passed away. They were both with the fire company. They taught me how to be a volunteer firefighter.” LaCoe works for South Abington Township and is

a volunteer firefighter for Chinchilla Fire Company. His “sweetheart” is his girlfriend, Colleen Rubel. He has three children, Julie, Jamie and Jeffrey, and 3 grandchildren, Danika, Gianna and Trace. In his free time, LaCoe enjoys hunting. “I like to watch the deer, what they do and how they move,” he said. LaCoe referred to fire fighting as “a brotherhood.” The Newton-Ransom Volunteer Fire Company has between 20 and 25 firefighters to respond to calls in Newton and Ransom townships. They assist other departments as needed. They respond to many rural calls. The fire department has

six pieces of apparatus including a brush tanker, brush truck, three additional trucks and an ambulance. It covers 55 square miles, from the Clarks Summit State Hospital to the Susquehanna River. The department purchased a new truck within the last year from Melville, N.Y. through fundraising and selling two of its old trucks.

I confess last Thursday, 16 days ahead of schedule, with a warm, flannel-wrapped hug, I welcomed autumn. I tried so hard to fight its early arrival, but the pressure mounted, and I gave in. I fell to fall. I can only hope summer forgives me. It all started at the South Abington Township Starbucks with a pumpkin spice latte. Or did the jug of apple cider from Gerrity’s come first? It’s all a blur. Either way, from there, it grew like leaves piling under a huge maple tree. Another pumpkin spice latte and two plaid flannel shirts later, here I sit on an early September Sunday afternoon, wrapped in my favorite fleece blanket. And, I’m finishing a mug of hot chocolate and slice of apple pie as I type my column. The prematurity of it all is enough to make my head hang in shame. But it gets worse. I listened to Christmas music. Before Thanksgiving. In my defense, the radio/ CD player in my car is broken again and I only have a few albums downloaded on my smartphone. When I got tired of listening to the same songs on repeat, I resorted to playing For King & Country’s “Christmas: Live From Phoenix” – a great album, but one I would normally reserve for the months of November and December. Now that I’ve surrendered to the season, it’s too late to go back. It’s not that I don’t love autumn – I do. But as I wrote two weeks ago, I prefer to enjoy each season while it’s here. And the first official day of fall isn’t until Sept. 22. But like it or not, it arrived early, and I chose to embrace it. And here in the Abingtons, there is plenty to embrace about the season. The following are my top four reasons to love fall in the Abingtons: 1. Craft/vendor fairs As a crafter myself, I love to do my holiday shopping (for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas) at local craft fairs and artisan markets. The calm and cozy atmosphere of these events is a stark contrast to the commercialism and chaos found in most malls and big-box retail stores. It’s like a breath of fresh, crisp, autumn air. Just a few examples of annual fairs of this sort in the area are the Dorothy Boccella Holiday Marketplace at the Abington Community Library, the Artisans’ Please see Fall, Page 3

What’s inside Calendar ........................ 2 Contest .......................... 3 Obituaries ....................... 4 Churches .................... 4, 7 Schools .......................... 5 Just For Fun .................... 8 Sports ............................ 9

Volunteer interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter for Newton-ransom? Call fire chief Jeff LaCoe at 570335-6627 or visit and fill out an application.

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Community CAlendAr uPCominG SEPT. 13 Canning the Autumn Harvest: Learn how to preserve your garden’s harvest with Gwen Harleman on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Cost is $20. For more info, visit SEPT. 14 ‘Baseball Dreams’ art show opening: The Waverly Small Works Gallery fine arts show “Baseball Dreams” will open with a reception on Friday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. It will feature the works of William Chickillo. Waverly Welcome Center Grand Opening: Friday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. Jazz concert: A concert featuring the Charles Evans Quartet with Dave Liebman will be held Friday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students. Memory Cafe: A place where people with memory loss and their caregivers can share a cup of coffee and socialize with others. Friday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit. For more info: send an email to gatheringplacecs@gmail. com or call 570-575-0384. SEPT. 14, 21 & 28 Craft and Chat: A casual setting where artists with and without special needs come together to create and relate. Fridays, Sept. 14, 21


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@ Managing Editor Elizabeth Baumeister 570-348-9100, ext. 3492 ebaumeister Editor Christopher M. Cornell 570-348-9100, ext. 5414 Advertising Manager Alice Manley 570-348-9100, ext. 9285 amanley Advertising Account Executive John Kozlosky 570-348-9100, ext. 3027 jkozlosky Photographer Emma Black 570-348-9100, ext. 5447 Staff Writer Clayton Over 570-348-9100, ext. 5363 Contributors Joshua Arp Rev. Lou divis Teri Lyon Julie Jeffery Manwarren denise Reinhart Linda Scott 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. Opinions of independent columnists do not necessarily reflect those of the Abington Suburban. staff.

and 28, 10-11:30 a.m. at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State Street, Clarks Summit. The cost is $10. For more info, visit SEPT. 15 The South Abington Lions Club Flea Market and Buy Local Event: Saturday Sept. 15 at South Abington Park. Rain or shine. For info call 570-677-7367 or visit the South Abington Lions Club Facebook page. Vendor space still available. Free parking and admission. SEPT. 15 & 16 Our Lady of the Abingtons 51st Annual Fall Festival: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16 on the church property, 700 W. Main St., Dalton. The event will run from 5-11 p.m. Saturday, featuring a pig roast, and from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, including at chicken barbecue. The festival will include food, basket raffles, a silent auction, children’s games, entertainment and more. Parking and admission are free. For more info: call 570-563-1622. SEPT. 16 Cars and Coffee: This car show is slated for Sunday, Sept. 16 from 9-11 a.m. at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. SEPT. 20 American Red Cross blood drive: Thursday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Keystone College in Evans Hall, 1 College Green, La Plume. All blood types are needed. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-733-2767. As a thank-you, those who donate blood or platelets through Sept. 30, will receive a coupon via email for a free haircut at participating Sport Clips locations. More info is available at SEPT. 22 Chicken barbecue: Saturday, Sept. 22, 3-7 p.m. (or until sold out) on the grounds of the VFW Post 7069, 402 Winola Road, Clarks Summit. Presale tickets (preferred) are $10 for adults and $4.50 for children and can be purchased by calling 570-586-9821 or 570-881-0273. SEPT. 22-OCT. 13 Introduction to Tennis: A beginners’ class or a review of strokes and rules of tennis. Saturdays, Sept. 22 and 29 and Oct. 6 and 13, 4 p.m. at Birchwood Tennis and Fitness Club. Cost is $60. For more information, visit SEPT. 23 American Girl Doll/ Lego bingo fundraiser: Sunday, Sept. 23, 1-4 p.m. at the Clarks Summit Fire Company, 321 Bedford St., Clarks Summit. Doors open at noon. There will be raffle baskets, 50/50 tickets, a bake sale and food sales. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and may be purchased at the Abington Community Library or Taylor Public Library. SEPT. 26-OCT. 24 Oil Painting with Mary Lou Chibirka: Open subject class teaching color mixing, values composition and more. Wednesdays, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Cost is $60. Fo r m o re i n fo, v i s i t SEPT. 29 & 30 Ros-Al Events Presents: Antiques in Waverly: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 and 30 at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. Tickets: $6. For more info: contact Ros-Al Events at 570-960-2754 or visit OCT. 6 Tasting By The Book: Saturday, Oct. 6, 7-9 p.m. at the Abington Community Library. This event highlights local community cooks. Attendees will be able to sample various bites while listening to live music provided by Mike Waskovich and sipping Maiolatesi wine. Tickets are $20, which includes entrance, two complimentary alcoholic drinks, and bites at each community cook station. Ple ase se e Calendar, Page 4

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our lady of the Abingtons to hold fall festival

Court notes

PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS ■ Bayview Loan Servicing LLC, Coral Gables, Fla., to Jon Ferguson and Donnalee Mary Harman, Lovettsville, Va.; a property at 307 Stone Ave., Clarks Summit, for $130,000. ■ Nathan A. and Alison B. Carlie, Waverly Twp., to Pawel and Adriana Jez, Plains Twp.; a property at 105 Old Field Road, Waverly Twp., for $318,000. ■ John and Antoinette Ray, Clarks Summit, to Edward J. and Darlene Bienick, Scranton; a propPHOTO SUBMITTED BY OUR LADY OF THE ABINGTONS erty at 230 Midway St., Clarks Our Lady of the Abingtons will host its 51st Annual Fall Festival on the church Summit, for $155,000. ■ Colleen Healey Naugle, execugrounds at 700 West Main St. in dalton on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and trix of the estate of Ann M. Kutzar, 16. Saturday’s festivities will take place from 5-11 p.m. and feature a pork Clarks Summit, to Daniel and Ada barbecue and live music by Billy Reuban. Sunday’s hours are noon to 5 p.m. and Farrell, Carbondale; a property at the day will include a chicken barbecue, live music by Vocal Accord Barbershop 103 Old Post Road, Clarks Quartet and Erich Aten & Co. and an antique car show by Car Cruisers. The Summit, for $136,000. event will also include other foods, basket raffles, a silent auction, white ele■ Jack S. and Caryl L. Decker, South Abington Twp., to Resnam phant, children’s activities and more. Parking and admission are free. For more Realty LLC, Scranton; a property in information, call 570-351-6842. Some of the committee members with Fr. Arbo, South Abington Twp. for $210,000. from left: Cathy Rist Strauch, Genevieve Evans, Mary Ann Ketchur, Eleanor ■ Thomas R. and A. Ellen Gruss, dane Bower, Rev. Arbogaste Satoun (Fr. Arbo), Missy Bower, Bert davis, Sartori, Newton Twp., to Michael Marie Brandt and Eugene Jerauld. Klimas, Newton Twp.; a property at 14051 Spring Drive, Newton Twp., for $370,000. ■ Jeffrey C. and Jennifer E. Zelno, Lackawanna County, to JoshuA ArP | GREEN SCENE Rebecca L. Stokes, Luzerne County; a property at 308 Maple Ave., Clarks Summit, for $194,700. ■ William E. and Karl P. Vauter, Clarks Summit, to James A. Lettieri, Lackawanna County; two parcels in Clarks Summit for Notice: Your lawn will Amazon Zoysia lawn, howare seeding toward a specif- $154,500. ■ Diane A. Thomas, also known likely soon be invaded ever, crabgrass is an annual, ic variety (bluegrass or tall with large, dead patches, so the winter kill is winter fescue), using a mix is best. as Diane K. Thomas, now know as Diane Keeler-Siniawa, Waverly Twp., especially along streets and kill, and to survive, it must 2. Check the label of the to Timothy J. Butler, Clarks Green; driveways and on south- or germinate next year on this mix you buy and avoid prod- a property in Newton Twp. for west-facing hillsides with year’s seeds. ucts that have tall fescue or $229,900. ■ Jason J. and Robin M. thin soil and little shade. So how do you stop craba proprietary blend with the Proskovec, by their agent NEI Chemicals will not solve the grass? word “black” in the name. Global Relocation Co., Omaha, problem, at least not this For now, your only op“Black” grass will look Neb., by Vicki L. Oakley, its director year, so don’t bother calltions are weeding: handlike there is a shadow on of closing services (power of attoring Dr. Chem and ordering weeding, chemical-weeding, the section of lawn where ney to be recorded simultaneously another round of Chem-oor mechanical-weeding. you use it, and the shadow herewith) to N.P. Dodge Jr., as trusttherapy for your lawn. Hand-weeding will be the will last for a few years. Tall ee under the trust agreement dated Oct. 14, 1985, and amendNo, this has been a great least invasive to the rest fescue is a clump-forming, ed May 21, 2002, to provide for summer for crabgrass, and of your lawn, but the most course-bladed grass that Leslie A. Delperdang as an addiit seems to be growing plac- labor intensive to you. For looks like a weed in a finetional trustee to serve along with es that it normally doesn’t. the future, you need to stop bladed lawn, but is as diffiN.P. Dodge Jr. known as “the Trust Crabgrass is grass, and this those seeds. You can wait cult as crabgrass to remove. Between National Equity Inc., a is why you will have no until early next spring to 3. On the other hand, con- Nebraska corporation and N.P. Dodge Jr.”; a property at 7 Newsuccess with selective herapply a pre-emergent weed sider planting a tall fescue bicides. treatment (chemical or corn lawn if the area has to deal berry Circle, South Abington Twp., for $415,000. This fall, while the rest gluten), but this disables with much sun and traffic. ■ N.P. Dodge Jr., as trustee under of your lawn stays green any new lawn seeds as well. 4. Unless the area is in the trust agreement dated Oct. 14, even after killing frosts, Possibly the best approach full sun, use a sun-and1985, and amended May 21, 2002, to provide for Leslie A. crabgrass will turn brown is to use this fall to get a shade mix. If the area is Delperdang as an additional trustfor the same reason that running start on thickening full shade, use shade seed, ee to serve along with N.P. Dodge it glows green when the up your desirable turf to but expect a mid-summer Jr. known as “the Trust Between rest of your lawn turns leave less room for crabbrownout and weak perfor- National Equity Inc., a Nebraska brown in mid-summer. In grass – and other weeds – to mance thereafter. corporation and N.P. Dodge Jr.” to contrast to the rest of your sprout next spring. Eric and Lauren Eckenrode, Scranton; a property at 7 Newberry Joshua Arp is an ISA-certified lawn – unless you ordered Now, while we are on the Circle, South Abington Twp., for the plugs of Amazon Zoysia topic of desirable and unde- municipal specialist, Clarks $415,000. Summit’s municipal arborist grass from an ad in Parade sirable grasses, what seed ■ Christine H. Young, Waverly Magazine – it is a warmshould someone use if over- and an operator of an organic Twp., to Donald J. and Mary T. season grass. So in our seeding this fall (or seeding lawn and landscape mainteBooth, Scranton; a property at 901 nance business. Reach him at area, it sprouts late and dies anytime)? Longview Terrace, Waverly Twp., for $207,000. quickly. In contrast to the 1. Unless you know you ■ Russell Basalyga Jr., Olyphant, Robert D. and Elizabeth Basalyga, Mansfield, and Barbara Basalyga Brojack and Gregory Brojack, Tuckerton, N.J., to Cliff and Helen White, Port Richey, Fla.; a property at 822 Edella Road, South Abington Twp., for $150,000. ■ Justin Marshall Davis and Martha Cecilia Davis, by their agent, Diana Orr, assistant vice shop, choose still-life, CLARKS SUMMIT — elementary president of Cartus Financial Corp., portrait or landscape as For more information on spanish of Newton Twp., to Cartus Financial Marylou Chibirka Corp.; a property at 1006 Scenic any of the following classDrive, Newton Twp., for $558,000. teachers color, mixing, e s , v i s i t G a t h e r i n g - Introduction to basic ■ Cartus Financial Corp. to David values, composition and All are held vocabulary and grammar Ka Pun Phang and Karina Geronilla with Sarah Martin. No more. Five Wednesdays, at The Gathering Place, Phang; a property at 1006 Scenic 10:30 a.m. to noon. Cost: 304 S. State St., unless oth- previous experience Drive, Newton Twp., for necessary. Eight Thurs$80. Supply list is on erwise noted. $$558,000. days, Sept. 20 through Nov. website. ■ James J. and Anne Walker, songwriters’ South Abington Twp., to Sean P. 8, at 7 p.m. Cost: $60. and Jenna A. Castellani, FacAromatherapy and roundtable toryville; a property at 3012 Quail homemade imagery for Open to all local songwritHollow Drive, South Abington Twp., tagliatelle emotional support for $353,000. ers of all experiences and age levels. Find practical ARdS Sous chef Assunta Meloni Judy Rienzi, RN, MS will ideas and encouragement The following were admitted to will teach preparation of help you create a sense of with like-minded people. the Accelerated Rehabilitative fresh tagliatelle pasta, basil calm using aromatherapy Disposition program for driving Sunday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. pesto, cherry tomatoes and and imagery, on Wednesunder the influence: Cost: free. tuna. Monday, Sept. 24 at day, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. ■ Donee Woodcock, 49, 2047 6:30 p.m. Cost: $35. Maple Road, Dalton, stopped Cost: $15. ukulele for Adults March 3 by South Abington Twp. learn to Knit a hat diy Cleaning police. Steve Kurilla teaches ■ Robert Francis Barrett, 27, techniques for uke lovers. without Chemicals 638 N. Lincoln Ave., Scranton, Learn basics of knitting Mondays, Sept. 17 and 24 while creating a basic arrested Sept. 14 by Scott Twp. and Oct. 1, 8 and 15, 7-7:45 Learn how to ditch harsh police for a DUI, intentionally posbeanie-style hat with more p.m. Cost: $50. chemicals and switch to sessing a controlled substance by advanced options available. natural alternatives and a person not registered, possesThree Tuesdays, Sept. 25 thirteen olives sion of marijuana, use/possession make your own cleaning through Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. Cost: solutions with the guidance of drug paraphernalia, driving while Eugene Litz demonstrates $25, plus $10 supply fee. operating privileges are suspended of Maggie Roberts. the use of premium olive or revoked and driving without a Thursday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m. oils and vinegars in food Ciao! license.

Brown fall forecast

Upcoming classes at The Gathering Place

preparation. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. at Thirteen Olives on Northern Boulevard in South Abington Township. Cost: $15.

organizing Tara Atkins will help organize from attic to basement with practical, helpful tips. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Cost:$20.

open studio This community-based open art program is run by Verve Vertu and focuses on the creative energies of people with diverse abilities. Thursdays, Sept. 20 through Nov. 15, 10 a.m. Cost: $5 donation.

Beginning italian

Join Marzia Caporale, Ph.D. for an interactive class of basics in Italian language and culture. Gain new vocabulary, adding to your skills. Eight Tuesdays, Sept. 25 through Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Cost: $60.

her-story and his-story ii Dennis Martin presents stories of the Abingtons in the words of those who lived them, from letters and memoirs, on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at noon. Cost: $5.

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Marketplace at the Waverly Community House and the Dalton Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary’s craft fair. 2. Apple cider donuts Apple cider donuts from Miller’s Orchards Farm Market are to fall as ice cream from Manning Farm Dairy is to summer. Need I say more? 3. Family activities Our area has many seasonal family activities such as the Abington Business and Professional Association’s Fall Fun in the

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Timothy Michael Foley September 6, 2018

Timothy Michael Foley, 67, Clarks Summit, died Thursday at home. Born in Scranton, he was the son of Margaret Foley and the late Thomas Foley. Tim wore his Irish pride on his sleeve and was a captivating storyteller. Being a self-proclaimed clothes horse with an eye for great style, he was admired for his dashing fashion. He could be stubborn and cantankerous at times, but his love for his family was boundless. Always quick with a joke, he enjoyed making everyone laugh. He was before his time in his acceptance of all people and instilled those beliefs in his children. Tim had immense pride in his children and was their biggest fan in any endeavor they pursued. Being a sports enthusiast, he loved cheering for his kids and volunteered to coach many of their teams. His sense of humor, wise perspective and caring a dv i c e w i l l b e s o re l y missed by all of his family and friends. Surviving are his three children, Norah Foley, Durham, N.C., Conor Foley,

Bonita Springs, Fla., and Cuinn Foley, Pittsburgh. He was also survived by siblings, Thomas Foley, Havertown, Mary Claire Higgins, Dunmore, Judith Mawn, Dunmore, Jack Foley, Factoryville, James Foley, Factoryville, Jerome Foley, Pocono Lake, Joseph Foley, Scranton, and Anne Marie Yaulch, Verona, N.J. A Memorial Mass was held on Monday at 10 a.m. from St. Paul Parish, 1510 P e n n Ave. , S c r a n t o n . Friends were invited to call on Monday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Clarks Summit.

William D. ‘Bud’ Beecham August 29, 2018

William D. “Bud” Beecham, 93, of South Abington Twp., passed away peacefully August 29. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Price, who died July 12, 2012. Born in Taylor, he was the son of the late Louis and Lydia Whitehouse Beecham. William was a United States World War II veteran, having served as a cor poral in the U.S. Army’s European Theater. Prior to his retirement, William was employed by


the Murray Plant, Scranton, and other manufacturing plants. He and his wife also served as volunteers for the American Red Cross. He is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Inur nment, Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Ar rangements under the care of the Eugene A. Cusick Funeral Home.

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AREA CHURCH SERVICES Bethel United Methodist, 2337 Falls Road, Dalton. Sunday service, 9:30 a.m. Pastor is John HardmanZimmerman; Chinchilla United Methodist, 411 Layton Road: Sunday Service 10:15 a.m. Sunday school/teen program during Sunday service. Pastor is Charles Consagra. 570-587-2578. Church Of The Epiphany, 25 Church Hill, Glenburn Township/Dalton. quiet, no-music Communion service on Saturdays at 5 p.m. with a pot luck supper on the first Saturday of each month. Sunday morning Communion service is at 11 a.m. with hymns both old and new. 570-563-1564,; cote@ Rev. Lou Divis, priest-in-charge. Church of St. Benedict, 1849 Newton Ransom Blvd. in Newton Township, Reconciliation at 3:15 p.m. Saturdays. Weekend Masses: Saturday 4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m., 11 a.m. Pastor – Msgr. Joseph Quinn. Email; info@ Website – Clarks Green Assembly of God, 204 S. Abington Road, Clarks Green. Sundays: worship services at 9 and 11 a.m., preschool church and childcare at 9 a.m., Rooted Kids, preschool church and childcare at 11 a.m. Mondays: Young adults, 7 p.m. Wednesdays: Rooted Youth, 6:30 p.m.; GriefShare, adult studies, Rooted Kids and childcare, 7 p.m. Senior pastor: Dan Miller; associate/children’s pastor: Brian Mascaro. 570-586-8286, clarksg reenassembly@, Clarks Green United Methodist, 119 Glenburn Road. Sunday worship: 10 a.m., Sunday school during the service. Prayer meeting: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Christian book study: Mondays at 7 p.m. 570-586-8946. Pastor is Rev. John Bondhus. Clarks Summit United Methodist, 1310 Morgan

Highway. Sunday services: 8 and 10 a.m. with live streaming of the 10 a.m. service on the church’s Facebook page. Contact: 570-587-2571;; Rev. Andy Weidner is pastor. Country Alliance, 14014 Orchard Dr. off NewtonRansom Blvd. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. 570-587-2885. Pastor is Glen Bayly. Countryside Community, 14011 Orchard Drive in Clarks Summit. Sunday school 9 a.m. Worship service Sundays, 10 a.m. Mondays: Bible study, 10 a.m. Prayer Group, 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays: Choir, 7 p.m. Thursdays: Bible study, 10 a.m. 570-587-3206. countrysideof Rev. Mark Terwilliger is pastor. Crossroads, 15924 Route 407 in Fleetville. Sunday service, 10 a.m. Nursery is available. Woman’s Bible study and prayer meeting, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Men’s meeting last Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. Jamie Overholser is lead pastor. 570-650-3784. Dalton United Methodist, 125 S. Turnpike Road in Dalton. Sunday school: 9:30 a.m. Sunday service: 11 a.m. The food cupboard serves the Abington area Mondays at 6 p.m. Donations of nonperishable 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. 570-586-5557. Website: 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. 570-5866306;; 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, 415 Venard Road, Clarks Summit. Sunday services 9 and 10:30 a.m. 570-587-2543. Glenn Amos is pastor. Our Lady of the Abingtons, 207 Seminary Road, Dalton. Mass schedule: Saturday, 6 p.m. and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Email: www. Our Lady of the Snows, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Weekday Mass at 12:10 p.m., Reconciliation at 5 p.m. Saturdays. Weekend Masses: Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. Parker Hill, 607 North Abington Road, Clarks Summit. Worship services Sundays, 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Lead pastor is Mark Stuenzi. 570-586-0646 St. Gregory Parish, 330 N. A b i n g t o n Ro a d i n 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 S u n d ay. Rev. Jo h n M . Lapera is pastor. 570-5874808. churchofstg re g@ St. Patrick, 205 Main St. in Nicholson. Mass schedule: Saturday, 4 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. Email: Trinity Lutheran, 205 W. Grove St. in Clarks Summit. Sunday worship: 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:25 a.m. and Adult Education 9:30 a.m. Interim pastor is Rev. Jef frey Bohan. office@TrinityLutheranCS. Church office: 570-587-1088. Preschool: 570586-5590. Waverly Community, 101 Carbondale Road. 10 a.m. Sundays: Badge of Honor, ages 2 to 12, to help children grow in their character, understanding of the Bible and relationship with Jesus Christ. 10 a.m. Sundays: Sunday school. 11 a.m. Sundays: worship service, 7 p.m. Wednesdays: House Church. Contact the church for the location. Pastor is the Rev. James Cohen. 570-5872280. Waverly United Methodist, 105 Church St. in Waverly. Worship service Sunday at 8:45 a.m. Pastor is Rev. Michelle Whitlock. 570-586-8166; ( to noon on Saturdays. Pastor is Rev. Michael Shambora. 570-457-2499. Summit Baptist Bible Church, 232 Noble Road S. Abington Twp. Worship services Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Services: Student Ministries Grades 6-12; 6:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m. Lead Pastor is Don Roe. 570-586-335. Website: Email: Send updates or additions about your Abington-area church to


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OCT. 13 Rabies clinic: The Humane Society of Wyoming County will sponsor a rabies vaccination clinic for cats and dogs on Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to noon at the Department of Agriculture Building, Route 92, Tunkhannock. The cost is $8 per shot (cash only). Dr. Colin Jeschke of the Abington Veterinary Center will administer the vaccinations. For safety reasons, all pets must be either leashed or individually caged. Bring the pet’s most recent rabies vaccination certificate, if available. The clinic is open to pets from all counties. For more information, call 570-836-4745. OCT. 14 “Embattled Freedom” speech: Sunday, Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. at Waverly United Methodist Church, 105 Church St. Waverly native, journalist and author Jim Remson will tell the story of former slaves’ search for freedom and a new life in the area. Refreshments to follow. OCT. 21 Jeremy the Illusionist: Wav e rl y C o m m u n i t y Church, 101 Carbondale Road, will present a morning with Jeremy the Illusionist on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 10:30 a.m. The family event is free and will occur during the church’s Sunday morning celebration service. Admission is free. OCT. 27 Fall Fun in the Abingtons: Saturday, Oct. 27 in downtown Clarks Summit. Presented by the Abington Business and Professional Association, the event will include a business scarecrow competition, pumpkin displays and carvings, trick-ortreating, child and pet parade and party, fall, fall goodies, crafts, live music, hay rides, bounce house and more. For info: “Harry Potter” themed family Halloween party: Saturday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. NOV. 3 Fifth Annual AHMS PTA Marketplace: Satur-


The Hillside Park Farmers Market is open Thursdays, May through October, 25, 6 p.m. at Hillside Park on Winola Road in South Abington Township. day, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Abington Heights Middle School. Features artisans, businesses, farmers, food, baskets and other vendors. Benefits students and their families in need. There will also be a collection of gentlyused clothing and non-perishable food items. Admission is free. For info:


The Wally Gordon Community Singers: The group is seeking new members for the 2018-19 season. Based in Clarks Summit, it was founded 35 years ago to give local people 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 are presented per season, one in early December and the other in early May. Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m., beginning Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the music room of the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, 1310 Morgan Highway. For more info, call 570-561-6005 or visit or the group’s Facebook page. Rec center: The Newton Recreation Center, 1814 Newton-Ransom Blvd., began its fall hours. They are: weekdays 3:30-8:30 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. Fall programs, which start Sept. 17, include:

open volleyball on Mondays, 6-8 p.m., $2 per player, ages 18 and older; pickleball, Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m, $2 per player, ages 18 and older; sensory play, Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. , free, ages 0-3; and open basketball, Fridays, 6-8 p.m., $2 per player, ages 18 and older. For more info: call 570-5867808. Abington Farmers Market: Runs every Saturday through Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the former Rainbow Market site on Routes 6&11. Hillside Park Farmers Market: The Hillside Park Farmers Market is open Thursdays through Oct. 25, 2-6 p.m. at Hillside Park, 1188 Winola Road in South Abington Township. 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. Flynn’s staff can help with PennDOT paperwork, LIHEAP winter heating assistance, unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation, PACE/PACENET prescription-drug coverage, unclaimed property searches and any other state-related matter. Call 570-342-4348 for more information.

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When I was a kid (a few years ago), a brown-bag school lunch was a deli ham, bologna or PB&J sandwich, usually with a bag of chips and a Tastykake Chocolate Kreamie for dessert. With all the nutrition information that became available since then, today’s moms and dads are challenged to make school lunches that are healthy, creative and delicious. The following are two of my favorite recipes from British chef Jamie Oliver. I modified them slightly for the U.S. I have fond memories of watching “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” on TV with my daughter, Carolyn, a few years ago. We would giggle as real-life lunch ladies cringed in fear when Oliver marched into a different U.S. school cafeteria each season to announce that they were doing it all wrong, and he would fix it. And, of course, he did. CHICKEN NOODLE SALAD Ingredients: ½ cup vermicelli rice noodles ½ cup cooked chicken breast ½ cup snow peas 1 small carrot ½ small red bell pepper ½ Little Gem lettuce or romaine hearts 2 tsp. mixed seeds 1 lime ½ tsp. honey Low-salt soy sauce Sesame oil or extra virgin olive oil Method: 1. In a bowl, cover the

noodles with boiling water and leave for 10 minutes to re-hydrate. 2. Shred the chicken and slice the snow peas, then place in a lidded plastic container. 3. Trim the carrot, peel into ribbons using a speedpeeler, then add to the container. 4. De-seed and slice or chop the pepper, trim and shred the lettuce, then add to the container. 5. Refresh the noodles under cold running water, then drain really well and add to the container. 6. Sprinkle over the seeds and secure the lid. 7. Squeeze the lime juice into a small lidded pot, add the honey, soy sauce and ½ a teaspoon of oil, then pop the lid on. 8. To serve, pour the dressing over the salad and mix together.

layer over two large baking trays, then bake for 4 minutes. 3. Remove from the oven, carefully turn them all over, then finely grate over the cheddar and sprinkle with paprika. Place back in the oven and bake 4 more minutes, or until golden and the cheese has melted, then remove from the oven and leave to cook completely. 5. To make the hummus, drain the chickpeas, reserving the liquid. 6. Place the chickpeas into a blender with a splash of the reserved liquid, the lemon juice, tahini or peanut butter and 1 teaspoon of oil, then blitz until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides, if needed. Spoon into a small pot and pop the lid on. 7. To make the salsa, trim the spring onion and pick the coriander, then roughly chop together with the tomatoes. 8. Squeeze over the lime juice, drizzle with 1 teaspoon of oil and season with a tiny pinch of sea salt and black pepper, then keep chopping and mixing together until fairly fine. 9. Scrape into a small container and pop the lid on. 10. Once fully cooled, place the nachos in an airtight plastic container until needed. 11. Serve the nachos with the hummus and salsa for dipping and dunking.

HEALTHY NACHOS WITH HUMMUS AND SALSA Ingredients: 4 soft corn tortilla shells 1/8 cup cheddar cheese ½ tsp. smoked paprika 1 (3 1/3-cup) tin of chickpeas 1 lemon 1 tsp. tahini or peanut butter extra virgin olive oil 1 spring onion a few sprigs of fresh coriander 2 ripe tomatoes 1 lime teri Lyon is a mom, grandmom and Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 350º F. freelance writer who lives in Glenburn township with her cat. 2. Cut the tortillas into wedges and arrange in one

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Celebrating the arts What started as a thoughtful monetary scholarship to recognize and reward artists with ties to Northeast Pennsylvania has grown to become The F. Lammot Belin Arts Foundation of the Waverly Community House (Comm). The initial arts scholarship was established in 1964 by Peter Belin (Hindenberg survivor) to honor the memory of his father, F. Lammot Belin. F. Lammot was the seventh born child of Margaretta E. Belin, who built the Comm in memory of her husband, Henry Belin, Jr. F. Lammot was a lover of art and founding trustee and vice president of The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholarship was endowed with funds provided by the family and soon became a prestigious award that continues to be presented to a worthy artist each year. The day to day operations of the scholarship and foundation are currently overseen by Peter Belin’s son, Harry and Comm executive director, Maria Wilson. On Friday, Sept. 14, the Comm will showcase projects of The F. Lammot Belin Arts Foundation beginning with an artist’s reception in the Waverly Small Works Gallery. The Gallery welcomes regional artist and F.

Lammot Belin Arts Scholar (1973) William Chickillo who will pay homage to the game of baseball with his exhibit entitled “Baseball Dreams: They Played the Game.” Mr. Chickillo compiled the exhibit to celebrate the game and the players who helped shape it. Among the artworks is a collage of baseball great and Factoryville favorite son, Christy Mathewson. Mr. Chickillo will be on hand to sign some baseballs that were not used to create his “American Flag” (made entirely from baseballs); a print of which will be on display. The opening reception is at 5 p.m. in the Gallery, located in the South Wing of the Comm. The exhibit will run through The World Series. For more information visit Waverly Small Works Gallery on Facebook. The foundation will present a jazz concert with The Charles Evans Quartet featuring Dave Liebman on Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Evans was the 2015 recipient of the F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholarship. The Quartet includes David Liebman on soprano and tenor saxophones, Tony Marino on bass, Charles Evans on baritone saxophone and F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholar (2008) Ron Stabinsky on piano. The evening will begin with an introduction by

WVIA personality George Graham and a performance by the David Jimenez Trio with David on drums, Aron Caceres on bass and Armen Donelian on piano. The evening of jazz is sponsored, in part, by WVIA Public Media and CHIAROSCURO Fine Jazz Recordings. Tickets are $15 per person or $10 for students with a student I.D. Light refreshments will be served. Another project of the foundation is the Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival which will take place from March 22 through March 24, 2019. Categories for submissions are: narrative and documentary feature and shorts and children’s, women’s and student films. The festival is sponsored by Lackawanna County Council on the Arts, Peoples Security Bank and WVIA Public Media. To submit a film, visit The early deadline is Oct. 15 and the late deadline is Dec. 15. The F. Lammot Belin Arts Foundation is dedicated to promoting art appreciation in the community and to encouraging and heartening the human spirit through art. The foundation will once again award a scholarship this year. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15. For more info, visit

sChool BrIefs study abroad The University of Scranton Grace Hambrose of South Abington Township and Christabel Newman of Waverly Township were among the 43 University of Scranton students who studied abroad during the summer semester. Hambrose, an early and primary teacher education major, participated in the university’s travel courses “Intensive Italian Abroad” and “Dante’s Inferno and the Florence

of His Times” in Florence, Italy. Newman, a history major, participated in the university’s travel course “Modern Germany History and Culture” in various cities in Germany.

research in 2018. The fellowships, administered by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, offer each student the chance to partner with a faculty mentor to complete a research project during the summer. Each summer research project was proposed and The University of designed by the student Scranton and their faculty mentor. Madalyne Sunday of Sunday partnered with South Abington Township George Gomez, Ph.D., was among the seven Uni- associate professor of versity of Scranton biology to study “The undergraduate students Effect of Glycosaminoglygranted President’s Felcans on Neuroblastoma lowships for summer Cells.”

installs drug take back box By Clayton over Staff Writer

CLARKS SUMMIT — The silver box at the Clarks Summit police station looks like a mailbox, but it’s not for sending letters or packages. Instead, it’s a vessel for safely disposing of prescription medication. The department installed the box last week. Police Chief Christopher Yarns said he and others in the department had been contemplating buying a drug take back box due to the numbers of prescription medication the department netted during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events held at the Abington Community Library and other sites around the borough. Officials eventually learned of a grant available through Rite Aid that sponsored the box. Officer Eric Williams worked to bring a box to the borough, Yarns said. “I thought there was a need for it,” Yarns said. People can only dispose of prescription and over-thecounter medication at the box. Anyone wishing to turn in unused or expired medication should remove the medication from the bottle or package it came in and put it in a bag instead. The box is safe and secure, as it is bolted to the wall and is under video surveillance, Yarns said. People can access it 24/7 at the police station, located in the basement of the borough building, 304 S. State St., via the elevator at the building. The next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for Oct. 27. The Drug Enforcement Administration started the initiative as way to combat drug addiction and overdose deaths. Studies have shown that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and

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People can now drop of unused prescription medication 24/7 at the Clarks Summit police station.

friends, often from their medicine cabinets, according to the take back day website. The local event will take place at the library, 1200 W. Grove St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Renee Roberts, young

adult services and project manager at the library, said. Contact the writer:; 570-348-9100 x5363; @ClaytonOver on twitter

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Tastes of fall to be offered at Rotary event BY EMMA BLACK Staff writEr

S. ABINGTON TWP. — Abbiocco will once again participate in the Rotary Club of the Abingtons’ Taste of the Abingtons event at the Ramada, 820 Northern Blvd. Scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 from 5-8 p.m., the 14th annual event will feature 30 local vendors offering samples of signature dishes, beverages and desserts. Admission is $25 and benefits the club’s community projects. Supporting the Rotary club is important to Rose Brutico Fazio, co-owner, founder and Italian influence at Abbiocco. “It’s nice to be part of the community and help out,” she said. “I know a lot of people who are involved with the rotary club. We are always looking to support them and

help with their fundraisers. They do a lot of good for the community.” The BYOB Italian American restaurant offers fresh food made to order. “People come, they relax and take their time,” said Brutico Fazio. “It’s a homey atmosphere, people say its cozy and I think the reason we do well is because everything is made fresh to order.” The restaurant plans to showcase three different dishes at Taste of the Abingtons. A pork loin with an apple cider sauce and roasted apples, a pureed, creamy pumpkin or butter nut squash and apple soup featuring fall spices and a meatball dish. Brutico Fazio believes the meatballs will be a big hit. “They’re my mother’s recipe, my grandmother’s recipe, so it’s a family recipe for

homemade meatballs. Everybody loves the meatballs, and they know I make them homemade, they’re not frozen or store bought,” she said. As Taste of the Abingtons regularly takes place around the beginning of the fall season, the staff is excited to feature flavors of the season. “We want to go with the fall flavors,” said head chef and co-owner, Ethan Snyder. “I think the fall dish is kind of a comfort food, filling, and the apples get everybody in the fall spirit.” Contact the writer:; 570-348-9100 x5447

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LA PLUME — Countryside Conservancy will hold its 24th annual Tailgate Picnic on Sunday, Sept. 16 at its Little Rocky Glen Preserve, Lithia Valley Road, just off of Route 6 in Clinton Township. The event starts at 3 p.m. and continues till dusk. Pack a picnic lunch along with a dish to share and drive on out to the Preserve

to join in this great tradition. The Mighty Optimistic String Band from Springville will provide the live music, and the Conservancy will set up an open-air grill to roast corn, with s’mores for dessert. Explore the hiking trails of Little Rocky Glen or just kick back and enjoy the music and food. Picnic admission is free

to Conservancy members; for non-members the suggested donation is $10 per carload. Countryside Conservancy is a non-profit land trust dedicated to protecting and connecting greenspace in and near the Tunkhannock Creek Watershed for public benefit now, and for future generations.

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Blessing of Animals A Blessing of Animals event will take place at Hillside Dog Park on Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Blessing of animals is an old custom, reportedly started by St. Francis of Assisi. Francis, whose feast day is Oct. 4, loved the larks flying about his hilltop town. He and his early brothers, staying in a small hovel, allowed themselves to be displaced by a donkey. ‘Franciscanmedia’ also tells us that Francis wrote a Canticle of the Creatures, an ode to God’s living things: “All praise to you, Oh Lord, for all these brother and sister creatures.” For single householders, a pet can be a true companion. Many people arrive home from work to find a furry friend overjoyed at their return. Many a senior has a lap filled with a purring fellow creature. The bond between person and pet is like no other relationship,

‘The bond between person and pet is like no other relationship, because the communication between fellow creatures is at its most basic. Eye-to-eye, a person with a dog or cat become two creatures of love.” because the communication between fellow creatures is at its most basic. Eye-to-eye, a person with a dog or cat become two creatures of love. Many churches offer this blessing as a part of services the first weekend in October. It is unusual to have pets in church, but the smiles are so special. The people really enjoy this service. From the Huffington Post, one reads that St. Francis is the most popular Catholic saint in the world. He is the one who preached to the birds; blessed fish that had been caught,

releasing them back into the water; communicated with wolves, brokering an agreement between one famous ferocious wolf and the citizens of a town that were terrified of it, and used real animals when he created the very first, live, Christmas nativity scene. As a result of these, Francis is the patron saint of animals and the environment. Also, at this time of year, many Jewish congregations schedule blessings of the animals after the High Holy Days,

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Comets rally for first win over Prep since 2014 BY JOBY FAWCETT STAFF WRITER

CLARKS SUMMIT — Tension heightened in the crowded observation deck at Birchwood Tennis & Fitness Center. Abington Heights and Scranton Prep players battled on the courts below, insulated from the occasional eruption of applause. Abington Heights’ Lauren Koczwara traded shots with Scranton Pre p’s Carly Habeeb as each tried to survive long rallies. On the court next to them, the Lady Comets’ doubles team of Sidney Horvath and Isabel Holland were matching Scranton Prep’s Claire Kelly and Stephanie Carolan. Back and forth they went as teammates, family and friends patiently waited for the players to flip the score placards at the breaks. Then, a two-hour marathon match that moved indoors because of heavy rain ended in seconds. After Koczwara scored a winner to claim her three-set singles match and even the overall score, Horvath-Holland earned the final point in the No. 2 doubles match. The fast finish unleashed a roar from the fans after an

emotional comeback victory felt very confident in my for Abington Heights, 3-2, on game.” Then, Abington Heights’ Monday in a showdown of the premier programs in the Bella Peters, who is ranked No. 18 among freshman by Lackawanna League. Abington Heights (6-0) Tennis Recruiting Network, earned its first win in the got her team rolling. She showed off her powerseries since 2014. “It was so exciting in the ful serve and forehand in a end,” Koczwara said. “It was win over Megan McDonald, funny. Almost immediately 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles that after I finished, they won and tied the match, 1-1. “I was nervous at first, we all just looked at each othbecause I knew this would be er and started screaming. “We were so excited that one of the toughest matches we finally won against of the season,” Peters said. “I kind of knew I had to play Scranton Prep.” my game Scranton and mainPrep (7-1), Abington Heights 3 tain being however, got Scranton Prep 2 cool, while out to a quick Singles: Bella Peters (AH) over Megan McDonald, 6-1, 6-1; Lauren focusing on start. Koczwara (AH) over Carly Habeeb, my shots.” Camilla 7-5, 6-7 (3), 6-4; Camilla Rinaldi (SP) over Brooke Dennison, 6-1, 6-0. Julia HorRinaldi won Doubles: Julia Horchos-Madichos and in straight son Tratthen (SP) over Keena Jackson-Holly Ross, 7-5, 6-2; Sidney Madison sets, beating Horvath-Isabel Holland (AH) over Tratthen Brooke DenniClaire Kelly-Stephanie Carolan, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4. teamed to son, 6-1, 6-0, at Records: AH 6-0, SP 7-1. defeat KeeNo. 3 singles. “I knew na Jackson that it was going to be a and Holly Ross at No. 1 doureally tough match,” said bles, 7-5, 6-2, giving the ClasRinaldi, who improved to sics a 2-1 advantage. Then, the focus shifted to 7-0 this season. “I knew that I had to get a big win for our the drama-filled matches team and lock that point still being contested. Climbing to the No. 2 down. I needed to boost the singles slot in the ladder morale of the team. “I think I played a strong because of an injury to Clare match. After the first set, I DellaValle, Koczwara played

with poise in taking the first set, 7-5. In the second, Koczwara appeared headed for a sweep when Habeeb, a returning All-Region player, fought back to 6-6 and won four of the first five points in the tiebreaker. She closed it out, 7-3, and knotted the match with a 7-6 win in the set. After the break, Koczwara jumped out to a 3-0 lead. T h e n , H ab e e b e a r n e d her first win in a game that featured an 18-stroke rally and then won three of the next four to close to within 5-4. Koczwara responded, occasionally glancing to the audience above her, and remained undefeated in 19 career league matches to make it a 2-2 match. “That felt so amazing,” Koczwara said. “I was very, very stressed. I didn’t know I was going to pull it off. I just had to keep my head in the match and watch my shots.” Abington Heights’ Horvath-Holland won the first set, 6-4, before Scranton P r e p ’s Ke l l y - C a r o l a n stormed to a 6-1 win in the second. “I knew it was the third set and we needed it to win


Abington’s Bella Peters hits the ball back to Scranton Prep’s Megan McDonald at Birchwood Tennis & Fitness Club on Monday. and there was a lot of pressure,” Horvath said. “I feel like we really buckled down and made the shots we needed to make.” Scranton Prep’s pair won the first two games and led, 3-2, at a break. However, Abington Heights’ duo won four of the next five for a clinching 6-4 win. “Me and Sidney like to joke around a lot, so we

were really cheering for each other,” Holland said. “Every time I focused too much on the point, because I am a nervous person, I would mess up. “Sidney just told me to re l a x a n d t h e n i t a l l happened for us.” Contact the writer: jbfawcett@timesshamrock. com; 570-348-9125; @sportsTT on Twitter

Comets lose to Buckhorns despite early lead ton Heights and Wallenpaupack have proven to be tough rivals, as they each won one CLARKS SUMMIT — It game in their two head to only took the Lady Comets head match ups last season. seven minutes to find the Sodano often knows what back of the net against to expect each time they take Lackawanna League rival, the field against the Lady Wallenpaupack last Friday. Comets. Despite taking an early “They always move the lead, the Abington Heights ball so well,” she said. “Deteam couldn’t hold off fensively we just tried to stay Wallenpaupack as the Lady with them, but we tended to Comets fell 4-2 at the Clarks lose our marks. Defensively Summit Elementary Field. we had to make sure we Sophomore Riley Mulfound our marks.” herin gave Abington a 1-0 Abington Heights head lead when she finished a pass coach Errol Mannick is confrom junior Morghan Stiles fident his squad will grow as at the 33:03 minute mark. the season progresses. Wallenpaupack rebounded “We’re inexperienced in less than three minutes later the varsity game of soccer, as senior Rachael Tirjan fed he said. “If we can keep a Mackenzie Turner to tie the good attitude and work on game 1-1. trying to fix our mistakes ... It may have seemed like then we can start to make deja vu, as Turner finished some moves.” another pass from Tirjan The Lady Comets rallied just 15 minutes later to put back to tie the game 2-2 the Buckhorns up 2-1. “Offensively, moving Ken- with just more than seven zie Turner up to striker gave minutes left in the first half. Rachael [Tirjan] an option,” Stiles scored unassisted after collecting a rebound from said Wallenpaupack head her own corner kick. coach Alicia Sodano. “Kenz Abington Heights sophohas been a beast offensively more goalkeeper Abbey and she and Rach just work Steenback had seven saves. so well together.” Through the years, Abing- Wallenpaupack received second-half goals from freshBY EMMA BLACK STAFF WRITER

man Devon Kiesendahl and sophomore Katie Mancino, and the Comets could not respond. The Buckhorns out shot the Comets 18-8. Of Abington’s total, eight shots, Stiles and Mulherin each had three. “After they scored their first couple goals and it was tied we had to step up our game, and I don’t think we did,” Mulherin said. “We moved the ball better than usual and we communicated, but we definitely have to win more fifty fifty balls in the air and get it out of the back a lot more than we have been,” she added. Mannick said some minor technicalities need to come together but doesn’t expect them to be difficult fixes. His team’s effort, however, may have been the difference. “The things that worry me is we got out-hustled very, very drastically. That worries me because that’s not something you can necessarily teach. It’s got to come from them,” said Mannick. The Lady Comets’ next game is Monday, Sept. 17 at North Pocono. Contact the writer:; 570-348-9100 x5447

Abington Heights’ Lucy Abdalla, left, dribbles away from Wallenpaupack’s Madison Nakielny.

Scranton Prep shuts down Abington Heights Scranton Prep QB tosses four TDs as Cavs shut down Abington Heights. BY JOBY FAWCETT STAFF WRITER

SCRANTON — Leo O’Boyle threw four touchd ow n p a s s e s a n d t h e defense pitched another shutout as Scranton Prep did its part to set up the season’s most anticipated game. The second-ranked Cavaliers stormed to a 41-0 win over Abington Heights on a dreary, rainy Saturday afternoon at Scranton Memorial Stadium. Scranton Prep won its 22nd straight game in the regular season and kept its defensive scoreless streak in tact as it readies to face No. 1 Valley View on Friday night at John Henzes/Veterans Memorial Stadium in a battle of unbeaten teams. It is also a rematch of last season’s 35-34 win by Scranton Prep. “This game meant a lot, especially going into the game at Valley View in week four,” O’Boyle said. “We definitely needed a good game and we responded with a good week of practice where we really got after each other and we came out and did a really good job in the

game.” Leading the charge, O’Boyle was sharp in the damp conditions. He completed 16 of 20 attempts for 210 yards to accompany his four scores. He connected with four receivers, throwing touchdowns to Michael Greco, Carter Odell, Michael Grady and Tucker Johnson. “It felt really good to let loose with the passing game,” said O’Boyle, who has thrown for 430 yards with seven touchdowns and no interceptions this season. “We have been running the ball a lot, so this week’s game plan was to throw the ball a little more. It worked out and all the credit goes to the receivers. They got open and made the catches.” Scranton Prep (3-0) also got 67 yards rushing and two scoring runs from Ryan Cosgrove, who is the second-leading rusher in the Lackawanna Football Conference with 382 yards this season. And the defense, again, overpowered its opponent posting a third straight shutout. Scranton Prep limited

Abington Heights to 2 yards per rushing attempt and Odell had an interception in the end zone that led to his 30-yard touchdown reception with 5:03 left in the third quarter. “There is nothing better than seeing a big zero on the board after a game,” Scranton Prep defensive lineman Daniel Belardi said. “We work for that all week in practice. It’s all technique. Coaches are really good at preaching technique and intensity every week.” In the first quarter, Johnson powered his way in for a score on Scranton Prep’s first drive which covered 43 yards. Jakob Kenny had a fumble recovery, and three plays later Cosgrove scored the first of his two touchdowns on a 4-yard run and his second on a 16-yard run with 8:06 left in the second that made it 20-0. Then, Greco got underneath a deep pass and intercepted in the end zone to thwart Abington Heights’ best scoring chance in the second quarter. O’Boyle rewarded him with a scoring pass from the 30 that pushed the margin to 27-0

with 4:45 remaining in the first half. Scranton Prep came out focused in the third quarter and O’Boyle put on a show. He had a 13-yard completion to Grady that made it 34-0 and a 5-yard laser to Odell that closed the scoring at 5:03 in the third. “It was really good to get a lot of people involved,” Greco said. “It’s not just one guy, we win with all 11 guys.” Abington Heights (0-3) suffered its third straight shutout of the season. George Tinsley threw for 109 yards, Corey Perkins had 75 yards receiving and more than 40 yards in kickoff returns for the Comets, who finished a brutal early schedule that included games against Berwick (3-0), Valley View (3-0) and Scranton Prep JASon FARmER / STAFF PhoTogRAPhER (3-0). “We are working and Scranton Prep’s quarterback #9 Leo O’Boyle looks to building off the positives,” throw near the endzone against Abington Heights. Abington Height coach Joe Repshis said. “We have to IN HISTORY build some confidence and Abington heights’ 30-0 win 30 years ago: Lynn Pearl improve in all phases in over Wyoming Valley West. shot 170 over two rounds the game.” 10 years ago: Pat Grifto win the glen oak Ladies Contact the writer: fin threw a touchdown and Club Championship. jbfawcett@timesshamrock. ran for a score in Abington 20 years ago: Derek com; 570-348-9125; heights’ 21-7 win over WyoHewlett ran for 116 yards @sportsTT on Twitter ming Valley West. and two touchdowns in




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centering their ceremonies around the second weekly Torah portion of the Jewish Year cycle: Parashat Noach, the portion about Noah and the ark. Way back then, God promised never to destroy the earth again — and both humans and animals were understandably joyful. On this occasion, animals are blessed as creatures, reminding humans how we share that essential quality with our pets. In both the Christian ceremony performed in early October and in Jewish ceremonies later in the month, the message to those of us with animal companions is the same: take care of them


as you would take care of yourself. Show gratitude; they are gifts from God, according to Jay Sweeney at Huffington Post. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has an alternative view on animal blessing events, and proffers the following points: cats are terrified and should be left at home. The blessing is for the animals, so do not sacrifice the animals’ welfare for the ceremony. Bring a picture of the cat, or ask the minister/priest to come to your home. Many animals, all created by God, miss out on the blessing, and are mutilated and abused for our sake. PETA states the St. Francis would be appalled by the degree of

suffering that we inflict on animals to indulge our acquired taste for their flesh. And remember all the fish of the sea who have to navigate many polluted areas of our lakes and oceans. On Oct. 6, please bring a donation of dog food for Griffin Pond Animal Shelter. There will be shelter dogs on site to visit with. This blessing is provided by members of the Abington Ecumenical Ministerium, a consortium of pastors in this area who gather monthly to pray for the community, plan events, and enjoy fellowship together. We hope you enjoy this blessing as much as your pet does.

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Fenton, Liam’s younger brother, is the merchandise coordinator, selling T-shirts and CD’s at events. Brotality composes original songs. “Doublespeak,” written by Bryce, was picked up by Bongo Boy Records. It is part of a compilation album called “Future Stars Vol. I,” due to release soon. Heavy metal has complicated rhythms, a distinct sound and a reputation with a history of substance abuse among its artists. Brotality, however, wants to make a difference and share a positive message. “Against the grain, embrace the pain,” is a line from their original song “Pain Monger.” The message is to not let society or peers influence you, even though it’s hard. “When we are watching them play,” Ryan said, “Paul will turn to me and say, ‘they are firing on all cylinders.’ The three of them are something very special. The fact that we are even able to be a part of it with them is

so cool.” The Fentons enrolled Liam in Berkley’s summer music program this summer, supporting him as he grows as a musician. They are also committed to keeping him grounded. Abby shared with her son, “You are amazing and I love watching you play. But, you are so much more than a musician and a drummer. I will always support you in your music. But you are also an amazing person. You are good with people. You have always been a stand up friend and put your arm around somebody when they needed it. I want the greatest success for you, and for you to follow your passion. But I want you to know, this is not the only thing that defines you.” The family is grateful as new roads open up for Liam. “God gave him a gift,” Ryan said. “Not only his talent, but the timing and the way it worked with meeting Bryce and Reece and the things that have happened since, have just been amazing.”


3 Quick Fixes People Think Ease Knee Pain - But Do The Opposite CLARKS GREEN (PA) - A patient came into the clinic last week limping with knee pain and asked: “I’ve had this knee pain for a few weeks now, I’m not sure what I’ve done to it but I’ve tried taking painkillers and that didn’t help. I was trying to rest it so that it wouldn’t hurt, but whenever I stood up and started moving, it hurt again so I had to sit down. Now I’m wearing a brace to see if that helps, but I can still feel the pain when I take it off. Is there anything else I can do to get rid of the pain?” I know how frustrating it can be when you’re not sure what you’ve done to hurt your knee, and even more frustrating when everything you’re trying to do to get rid of the pain - doesn’t do a thing to make it feel any better. Everyone always thinks and hopes that there will be a “quick fix” to their problem. And because we see people confused, fed-up and even skeptical about what can be done to help with their knee pain, I wanted to address this idea of “quick fixes” for your knees - or for any joint problem, whether it’s your knees, back, neck, wherever, and tell you why thye’re no good. With that said, here’s the 3 most common “quick fixes” that people THINK ease their knee pain, but that actually do the opposite: 1. Reaching For The Painkillers - When you’re in

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pain, let’s face it, one of the easiest things to do is reach for the painkillers to “kill” the pain, quick. It’s also unfortunately the first option that your doctor will give you to help your knee pain. But the thing is painkillers won’t get to the root cause of your problem and actually do anything to fix it - they just mask the pain instead, which doesn’t help anyone. And at the end of the day, that pain will still be there when the painkillers wear off. So it’s better to do something to fix your pain long-term instead. 2. Resting - When pain strikes, it’s very tempting to do nothing but rest “in case the pain gets worse”, which means many people end up laying on the couch watching their favorite TV shows. But when it comes to knee pain, ‘rest’ actually means to not do ‘too much’. If you rest too much (A.K.A not move much at all), your joints will become stiff and tight, which can make your knees feel even more achey when you try to move them. To actually help your knee, you could go swimming, go for a light walk, Yoga or go for a cycle. Basically any low-impact exercise will help keep you moving and not place any added pressure on your knees. 3. Wearing A Support - Things like knee supports should ONLY be used as a last minute resort. Wearing a support on your knee on a daily basis to try and ease

the pain is actually masking the pain and creating an even bigger problem! The best way I can explain it is to image you have a broken leg or arm and you have a cast put on. After 6 weeks or so, when the cast is taken off, the muscles underneath are weak - it’s exactly the same as wearing a support everyday. Because it supports your joint, it takes the pressure off your muscles, but doing this everyday will make your muscles lazy, which will make them weaker. Once you take off that support because it’s eased the pain, there’s a very strong chance it could come back quicker and worse than before! So there you have it, 3 “quick fixes” that people think ease their knee pain, but do the opposite. Painkillers, rest and wearing a support. When it comes to your joints, these quick fixes are not the way forward to fix your problem long-term. I’ll be back next week and I’ll tell you all about how one of our patients proved his doctors wrong when they said life would never be the same again. Have a great week! The author, John Salva, is a Physical Therapist and owner of Impact Physio. He’s happy to answer any questions on knee pain by phone on (570) 319-6903 or by email at



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