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Clarks Green officials plan inaugural recyling festival By Linda Scott

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There are ways to recycle and reuse materials. Paper, glass, newspapers, magazines, cans and plastic bottles can be recycled. Other items such as eye glasses, clothing and personal care items can be reused. Clarks Green Borough is holding its first annual recycling event “Be Green in Clarks Green” on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Abington Heights Administration Building, 200 E. Grove St. in Clarks Summit. “When I became Mayor of Clarks Green, I said I’d do a recycling event,” said Clarks Green Mayor Patty Lawler. “Many of the people participating in the event are Clarks Green residents. Clarks Green council president Joe Barrasse came up with the name for the event. Council members Dave Rinaldi, M.J. Igoe and Bill Toms have all helped with planning the event.” “The Laurel Garden Club was established 62 years ago. It is named after the Pennsylvania state flower,” said Carla Preate Laurel Garden Club past president. “The mission of the garden club is to encourage and perpetuate interest in growing, arranging, displaying and utilizing the beauties in nature as found in indoor

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and outdoor gardening. It is also to arouse public interest in conserving the natural resources of our community and country. Our group is comprised of more than 100 members and growing. We will be at the recycling event to answer gardening questions and we will have perennials available for purchase.” “I grow roses,” said John Raike, a Laurel Garden Club member. “I worked at Longwood Gardens as the rose garden caretaker.” “I will have a digital piano and my students will perform,” said Denise Knox, Knox Piano Studio. “They will play all kinds of music including contemporary, classic and jazz. The students will be sharing fabulous music with everyone and sharing what they have learned.” “I will be performing magic tricks,” said Benjamin Knox, son of Denise Knox. “People will be surprised.” “The Lackawanna County Audubon Society encourages people to enjoy birds,” said Carol Lizell of the Audubon society. The society will have bird identification books, the society newsletter and pictures from magazines of birds.” The Lackawanna State Park will also have an exhibit. “I and my wife will be selling homemade welcome signs and serving trays made from reclaimed wood” said Dale Smolley who is an exhibitor. “Dale sands and stencils the wood,” said Kathleen Smolley an exhibitor. “I hand paint the sunflowers.” The event will also have money raffle baskets and rocks painted by the Clarks


From left, seated: Dale Smolley, Kand D. Creations; Katie Marquardt; Marissa Litwinsky; Carla Preate, Laurel Garden Club; Denise Knox and Kathleen Smolley. Standing: John Raike, rose expert at Longwood Gardens; Mayor Lawler; Carol Lizell; Clarice Zaydon; Danielle Hogan and Ben Knox.

Green mayor for sale. There will be a make and take craft table for children. Recycling donations will not be accepted at the Clarks Green Borough Building 104 North Abington Road Clarks Green before or after the recycling event. Recycling Stations at the event: • Association for the Blind: used prescription eyeglasses; • St. Joseph’s: baby pantry gently used, clean toddler to 6x clothing; • V.F.W. Post 761: old (retired) American flags all sizes; • Griffin Pond: animal shelter gently used clean leashes, quilts, towels (no blankets); • Petals for Goodness Sake: teacups, mugs, small vases, silk artificial flowers;

• Catherine McAuley Center: toiletries including shampoo, body wash, conditioner, deodorant, cleaning supplies, dish detergent soap, laundry detergent; • Clarks Green Borough: tone/ink cartridges (no large ones); • The animal shelter: will bring dogs that are available for adoption. Waverly Lodge No. 301 will have hamburgers, hot dogs, snacks, water and soda for sale. The money raised in the event will go back to the Clarks Green community chest for future events. “It will be nice meeting people from not only Clarks Green but surrounding areas,” said Lawler. “This recycling event will have something for everyone and should be a good time.”

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Councilman Patrick Williams, in conjunction with PennDOT and DEP, has scheduled a “Great Clarks Summit Cleanup” for Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. to noon. Councilman Williams will organize volunteers to clean up area parks. Anyone interested and willing to volunteer should wear appropriate attire and meet in the front of the Clarks Summit Borough Building, 304 S. State St. in Clarks Summit, at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Gloves, trash bags and safety vests for the cleanup will be provided.

gravy, vegetable, dinner roll, dessert and beverage. Takeouts will be offered 4:30-5 p.m.; eat in 5 p.m. until sold out. Tickets are $9; kids younger then 10 are $5. Advance tickets can be purchased at B&B Restaurant, CJ’s Deli, Country Cuts and Clarks Sharp-All, Judy’s Beauty Shop or by calling 570-945-5557 or 570-3356212. Also available at the door until sold out.

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Countryside Community Church’s chicken barbecue will he held Saturday, May 19, 3-6 p.m. (presale tickets must be purchased by May 13) at the church, 14011 Orchard Drive in Clarks Summit. Call 570-587-3206 or email countrysideoffice@yahoo. com. Eat in or take out. Pick up your dinner(s) 3-6 p.m. at the lower entrance. Advance purchase guarantees dinner available until 6 p.m. Limited walk-in dinners available. Tickets The monthly meeting of the are $10; $8 for kids. Menu: baked Lackawanna Backyard Beekeepers potato, cole slaw, pork ‘n beans, roll will be held tues on Tuesday, May 15, with butter and a brownie (no nuts). at 6:30 p.m. at the Abington Community Library. This meeting is open to anyone who is a beekeeper, would Lackawanna County Veterans Abington Soccer Club will hold like to be a beekeeper or is just intertryouts for the 2018-2019 season for ested in honeybees. This meeting will Affairs director David Eisele has kids born in 2000-2010. All tryouts feature Zoe McGlynn speaking about requested that all residents and the volunteers from area VFW’s and are at Hillside Park Turf Field, 1188 Nosema. American Legions who help take Winola Road, South Abington Towncare of the cemeteries to contact ship. Registration is requested but him at 570-963-6778 to return not mandatory. Tryouts are open to Volunteers are needed to place damaged Veterans grave markers. children living both in and outside flags on veterans’ graves at Abington of the Abington area. To register or Hills Cemetary. Meet at the cemetery for more information and for addion Saturday, May 19, at 9 a.m. tional tryout dates and teams visit The Lackawanna Astronomical Society will host an Astronomy Day Born 2006: Monday and Tuesday, program on Saturday, May 19, at May 14-15 4:30-6 p.m. Born 2008: There will be a “Spring Clean-Up 7:30 p.m. at Keystone College’s obWednesday, May 16, 4:30-6 p.m. Sale” at the Clarks Summit United servatory. The event is free. There Methodist Church on Saturday, May will be telescopes set up. Views 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds will will depend on weather and sky conditions. Astronomical Society The Fleetville Fire Company Auxil- benefit the projects of the Mission iary will host an Election Day dinner and Leadership Teams of the church. members will be available to answer The Youth Fellowship will serve a questions. For more information, on Tuesday, May 15, the Fleetville variety of food items to aid in their visit Fire Hall. On the menu: homemade fundraising. meatloaf, mashed potatoes and

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Bette: Ken Follett’s “The Pillars of the Earth.” Elaine: Robert Dugoni’s “Tracy Crosswhite” series. What brought you to the library How long have you had your litoday? brary card? Bette: We are here to hang the NorthRay: 85 years. east Photography Club’s exhibit. The What is your favorite thing about exhibit runs through May 31. the library? What are you reading at the moElaine: All the different people you see ment? doing their thing and having fun. Ray: Anything having to do with space. From left: Bette Goodwin, president of the Northeast Photography Club, Ray Listanski and Elaine Tweedy.

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New audio books at the Abington Community Library. “Hag-Seed” by Margaret Atwood Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions are amazed and confounded. Now he’s staging a Tempest like no one else, not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds. That was the plan. Instead, after an act of treachery, Felix is living in exile, haunted by memories of his daughter and brewing revenge. After twelve years, revenge finally arrives in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison. Here, Felix and his inmate actors will put on his Tempest and snare the traitors who destroyed him. It’s magic. Will it remake Felix as his enemies fall? “The Dollhouse” by Fiona Davis When she arrives at the famed Barbizon Hotel Darby McLaughlin is everything her modeling agency roommates aren’t. She’s plain, self-conscious, homesick, and utterly convinced she doesn’t belong a notion the models do nothing to disabuse. When Darby befriends Esme, she’s introduced to an entirely new side of New York City: seedy downtown jazz clubs where the music is as addictive as the heroin that’s used there, the startling sounds of bebop, and even the possibility of romance. Over half a century later, the Barbizon’s gone condo and most of its past guests are forgotten. Rumors of Darby’s involvement in a deadly skirmish with a hotel maid back in 1952 haunt the halls of the building as surely as the melancholy music that floats from the elderly woman’s rent-controlled apartment. It’s a combination too intoxicating for journalist Rose Lewin, Darby’s upstairs neighbor, to resist, not to mention the perfect distraction from her own imploding personal life. Yet as Rose’s obsession deepens, the ethics of her investigation become increasingly murky, and neither woman will remain unchanged when the shocking truth is finally revealed. “The Punishment She Deserves” by Elizabeth George The cozy, bucolic town of Ludlow is


stunned when one of its most revered citizens, Ian Druitt, is accused of a serious crime. While in police custody, Ian is found dead. Did he kill himself or was he murdered? Barbara Havers is sent to Ludlow to investigate the chain of events that led to Ian’s death, all the evidence points to suicide. Somehow Barbara can’t shake the feeling that she’s missing something. She decides to take a closer look at the seemingly ordinary inhabitants of Ludlow only to discover that almost everyone in town has something to hide. “Eligible” by Curtiss Sittenfeld Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help only to discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray. Youngest sisters Kitty and Lydia are too busy with their CrossFit workouts and Paleo diets to get jobs. Mary, the middle sister, is earning her third online master’s degree and barely leaves her room, and Mrs. Bennet has one thing on her mind how to marry off her daughters. Enter Chip Bingley, a handsome newin-town doctor who recently appeared on the juggernaut reality TV dating show Eligible. Now the fun begins. “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse with more than 20 years experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white

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public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy’s counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other’s trust, and come to see that what they’ve been taught their whole lives about others and themselves might be wrong. “The Running Girl” by Sara Blaedel Louise gets a call from her son, Jonas. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: a school party has ended in terrifying chaos after a group of violent teenagers forced their way into the building in search of alcohol and valuables. Dashing to the scene, Louise discovers one of the students gravely injured while attempting to run for help. Now the girl’s mother, pushed to her emotional breaking point, will do anything to make those who hurt her daughter pay. So when someone targets the gang members with a vicious attack, the girl’s mother is the obvious suspect. Louise can’t shake the feeling that the case might not be as cut-and-dry as it first appears. Someone is lying, but who? “Shoot First” by Stuart Woods Stone Barrington is enjoying a round of golf in Key West when the game is violently interrupted and it seems as if the target of the disturbance may have been one of his playing companions. Soon, it becomes clear that this incident is only the first in a deadly scheme to push the beautiful young woman out of the way and put her company’s valuable secrets up for grabs. Stone embarks on a quest to protect his lovely new companion while searching for the mastermind behind the plot against her. He may find that her enemy is far more resourceful and dangerous than he could have anticipated. “Faith” by Jimmy Carter All his life, President Jimmy Carter has been a courageous exemplar of faith. Now he shares the lessons he learned. In this

book, his primary goal is to explore the broader meaning of faith, its far-reaching effect on our lives, and its relationship to past, present, and future events in America and around the world. As President Carter examines faith’s many meanings, he describes how to accept it, live it, how to doubt and find faith again. A serious and moving reflection from one of America’s most admired and respected citizens. “In This Moment” by Karen Kingsbury Hamilton High Principal Wendell Quinn is tired of the violence, drug abuse, teen pregnancies and low expectations at his Indianapolis school. A single father of four, Quinn is a Christian and a family man. He wants to see change in his community, so he starts a voluntary afterschool Bible Study and prayer program. He knows he is risking his job by leading the program, but the high turnout at every meeting encourages him. A year later, violence and gang activity are down, test scores are up and drug use and teen pregnancy have plummeted. The program is clearly working until one parent calls the press. Now Quinn faces a lawsuit that could ruin everything. Facing a storm of national attention and criticism, Quinn is at a crossroads he must choose whether to shut down the program or stand up for himself and his students. “The Wife” by Alafair Burke When Angela met Jason Powell at a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a shortlived fling. To her surprise, Jason had other plans, and they married the following summer. For Angela, the marriage turned out to be a chance to reboot her life. She and her son were finally able to move out of her mother’s home to Manhattan, where no one knew about her tragic past. Six years later, thanks to a bestselling book and a growing media career, Jason has become a cultural lightning rod, placing Angela near the spotlight she worked so carefully to avoid. When a college intern makes an accusation against Jason, and another woman, Kerry Lynch, comes forward with an even more troubling allegation, their perfect life begins to unravel. Jason insists he is innocent, and Angela believes him. When Kerry disappears, Angela is forced to take a closer look at both the man she married and the women she chose not to believe.

aRea ChU RCh se Rv iCe s Send updates or additions about your Abingtons-area church to

Bethel United Methodist, 2337 Falls Road, Dal-

ton. Sunday service, 9:30 a.m. Pastor is John HardmanZimmerman;

ChinChilla United Methodist, 411 Layton Road: Sunday Service 10 a.m. Sunday school/teen program during Sunday service. Pastor is Don Gilchrist. 570-587-2578. ChURCh oF the ePiPhanY, 25 Church Hill, Glenburn Township/Dalton. quiet, no-music Communion service on Saturdays at 5 p.m. with a pot luck supper on the first Saturday of each month. Sunday morning Communion service is at 11 a.m. with hymns both old and new. 570-563-1564,; cote@epix. net. Rev. Lou Divis, priest-in-charge. ClaRks GReen asseMBlY oF God, 204 S. Abington Road, Clarks Green. Sundays: worship services at 9 and 11 a.m., preschool church and childcare at 9 a.m., Rooted Kids, preschool church and childcare at 11 a.m. Mondays: Young adults, 7 p.m. Wednesdays: Rooted Youth, 6:30 p.m.; GriefShare, adult studies, Rooted Kids and childcare, 7 p.m. Senior pastor: Dan Miller; associate/children’s pastor: Brian Mascaro. 570-586-8286,, 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. 570-5868946. Pastor is Rev. John Bondhus. ClaRks sUMMit United Methodist,

1310 Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit. Sunday services: 8 and 10 a.m. (live streaming of the 10 a.m. service on the church’s Facebook page). Contemporary services are at 4 p.m. every second and fourth Saturday. Sunday school: 9 a.m. There is a youth group and Bible studies classes. Free movie nights begin at 6 p.m. every fourth Saturday of the month. 570-587-2571 secretary1310@ or Rev. Andy Weidner is pastor.

CoUntRY allianCe, 14014 Orchard Dr. off Newton-Ransom Blvd. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. 570-587-2885. Pastor is Glen Bayly. CoUntRYside CoMMUnitY, 14011 Orchard Drive in Clarks Summit. Sunday school 9 a.m. Worship service Sundays, 10 a.m. Mondays: Bible study, 10 a.m. Prayer Group, 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays: Choir, 7 p.m. Thursdays: Bible study, 10 a.m. Second Tuesday of month: Warm Hugs Outreach, 9 a.m. 570-587-3206. Rev. Mark Terwilliger is pastor. CRossRoads, 15924 Route 407 in Fleetville. Sunday service, 10 a.m. Nursery is available. Woman’s Bible study and prayer meeting, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Men’s meeting last Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. Jamie Overholser is lead pastor. 570-650-3784. dalton United Methodist, 125 S. Turnpike Road in Dalton. Sunday school: 9:45 a.m. Sunday service: 11 a.m. The food cupboard serves the Abington area Mondays at 6 p.m. Donations of non-perishable foods are always welcome. 570-563-2789. east Benton United Methodist, 200 Jordan

Hollow Road in Dalton. Sunday worship Service 9 a.m. Adult Sunday school at 8:15 a.m. Pastor is Mark E. Obrzut Sr. 570-563-2370.

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. 570-5874492. FiRst PResBYteRian oF ClaRks sUMMit, 300 School Street, Clarks Summit. Worship service: Sunday at 10 a.m. Nursery is available. Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m. chapel choir (for young children); 6:15 p.m. The WAY Christian education program for adults and children; 7:15 p.m. teen and adult choir; 8:30 p.m. teen and adult bell choir. 570-586-6306;; Rev. William G. Carter is pastor. GRaCe BaPtist oF the aBinGtons, 11 Pine Tree Drive, Dalton. Sunday service 10:30 a.m. (nursery provided). Sunday school/Bible study for all ages, 9:30 a.m. Bible study and prayer meeting, Wednesday, 7 p.m. (Youth group and children’s program at the same time.) Pastor is Ben Rust. 570-563-2206. heRitaGe BaPtist ChURCh, 415 Venard Road, Clarks Summit. Sunday services 9 and 10:30 a.m. 570587-2543. 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: PaRkeR hill, 607 North Abington Road, Clarks Summit. Worship services Sundays, 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Lead pastor is Mark Stuenzi. 570-586-0646 parkerhill@


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: 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: 570-5871088. 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. 570587-2280. WaveRlY United Methodist,

105 Church St. in Waverly. Worship service Sunday at 9 a.m. Pastor is Rev. Michelle Whitlock. 570-586-8166;

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From Helen’s Kitchen BY Lori KisheL

PUREED ASPARAGUS SOUP 1 pound fresh asparagus 1/2 cup chopped celery 2 tablespoons chopped scallions 1 (13-3/4-ounce) can low-sodium chicken broth 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 1 cup milk 1 cup half-and-half Break off asparagus stalks as far down as they snap easily. Wash spears; cut into 1-inch pieces. In medium saucepan, simmer asparagus, celery, scallions, 1/2-cup chicken broth and salt until tender, about 15 minutes. In a food processor or blender, puree asparagus mixture until smooth. Make a white sauce using butter, flour and remaining chicken broth. Stir in asparagus puree, milk and half-and-half. Reheat, just to boiling point. Yield: 6 cups.

BONELESS BEEF WITH RED ONIONS 1 pound boneless beef sirloin, cut 3/4-inch thick 3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1 tablespoon Olive oil 1 large red onion, thickly sliced and separated into rings 1/4 cup dry red wine 1/2 teaspoon dried sage, crushed Dash of salt Cut beef steak into four equal portions. Rub each piece on both sides with pepper. Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add steaks and cook about 5 minutes on each side or until cooked to medium. Remove steaks from skillet; save drippings. Keep steaks warm. Cook red onion in skillet with drippings for 7 minutes until crisp-tender. Add wine, sage and salt. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until some of the liquid is evaporated. Arrange steaks on serving dish and top with onion mixture. Yield: 4 servings. SAVORY SWISS STEAK (Crock pot meal.) 1-1/2 pound round steak


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1-1/2 hours or until turkey is white in the center and vegetables are tender. Garnish with sage leaves, if desired. Yield: 4 to 6 servings.

2 tablespoons cornstarch 3 egg yolks mixed with 2 tablespoons milk dash of salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon almond extract ROSEMARY PEAS AND PASTA 2 bananas, peeled and cut up 12 ounces dried medium pasta shells 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 3 oranges, peeled and cut up 20-ounce bag (4 cups) frozen green Mix milk, sugar and cornstarch peas in saucepan. Whisk slowly over high heat, stirring constantly. When mix1 large onion, coarsely chopped ture begins to thicken, remove from (sweet preferred) heat and add the egg yolk mixture, 12 medium cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed salt, vanilla and almond extract. 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper Return to medium heat and whisk flakes until thick and bubbling. Set aside to 1/2 teaspoon black pepper cool. Cut the fruit into a bowl, mixing 3 tablespoons shredded or grated bananas with oranges. Serve custard Parmesan cheese at room temperature over the fruit. Cook pasta using package direcYield: About 4 servings. tions. Reserve 2 cups cooking liquid; LEMON CREAM PIE drain pasta and leave in colander. Heat 2/3 cup granulated sugar a large skillet over medium heat. Add 3 tablespoons cornstarch oil and swirl to coat bottom of skillet. TURKEY AND VEGETABLE DISH Cook peas, onion, garlic, rosemary and 1 cup milk 2 carrots, peeled and cut into biteyolks from 3 large eggs red pepper flakes, covered, for 8 to 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir sized slices in reserved cooking liquid and black 1 yellow onion, sliced 1/4 cup lemon juice pepper. Cook, covered, for 3 minutes, 3 whole cloves garlic, peeled 1/2 stick butter stirring occasionally. To serve, transfer 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut 1 cup sour cream pasta to a large serving bowl; stir in lengthwise into 1/2-inch strips 1 (9-inch) pie shell, baked and cooled Garnish: sweetened whipped cream 2 celery stalks, sliced into 1-inch pea mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan pieces In medium-size saucepan, mix cheese. Yield: 8 servings. 1 boned turkey breast, with skin, sugar and cornstarch. Whisk in (about 2 pounds) milk until smooth; then yolks until HOT AND SPICY CUCUMBER 1/2 cup canned low-sodium chicken blended. Stir in lemon peel and juice; SALAD add butter or margarine. Whisk 1 cup seasoned rice vinegar broth constantly over medium heat 4 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1/4 cup dry white wine flakes 1 teaspoon salt 5 minutes until thick. Do not boil. 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon finely Remove from heat and cool to room 1/2 teaspoon paprika grated peeled fresh ginger 1 teaspoon dried sage temperature. Stir in sour cream until Freshly ground pepper to taste 4 pounds seedless cucumbers, halved well blended; pour into pie shell. 1 tablespoon cornstarch Cover loosely and refrigerate at crosswise Fresh sage leaves for garnish (opleast 6 hours or up to 2 days. GarWhisk together rice vinegar, peptional) nish with dollops of whipped cream. per flakes and ginger in a large bowl for dressing. Using a vegetable peeler, Yield: 8 servings. Preheat oven to 350º. In a 4-quart casserole dish lightly coated with cook- cut cucumber lengthwise into ribbons ing spray or oil, put carrots, onion, gar- and add to bowl with dressing, tossAny comments, questions or favorite recipes? lic, bell pepper and celery. Place turkey ing to combine; salt to taste. Chill at Feel free to send your thoughts to breast on top. In a small saucepan, mix least 15 minutes, stirring once. Yield:, and please write, 8 servings. broth, wine, seasonings and corn“Helen’s Kitchen Request, ATTN: Lori” in the subject starch. Over medium-high heat, bring line to make sure I receive it. Thank you! PEACH AND BANANA CUSTARD to a boil, stirring constantly, until Find more recipes at 2 cups milk thickened, about 2 minutes. Pour over 1/4 cup sugar turkey and vegetables. Cover and bake 1/4 cup flour 2 teaspoons dry mustard Salt and black pepper, to taste 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 carrots, peeled and grated 2 stalks celery, finely chopped 1 (16-ounce) can tomatoes 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons brown sugar, firmly packed Chopped fresh parsley for garnish Cut steak into six bite-sized pieces. Coat with mixture of flour, mustard, salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown meat in oil. Transfer to the crockery pot. In the same skillet, sauté onion, carrots and celery until glazed. Add tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar. Heat, scraping up browned bits, and pour over meat. Cover and cook on low 200º for 6 to 8 hours, or until tender. To serve, spoon sauce over meat. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 6 servings.



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I first heard of neonics from Lackawanna Backyard Beekeepers president Renee Czubowicz. She explained that not only do neonics (a class of insecticide known as neonicotinoids) kill bees when they come in contact with a plant treated with the insecticide, neonics also harm bees when they come in contact with a plant that grew from a seed that was treated with the insecticide. Because of this harm to insect pollinators, which nurture the growth of 75 percent of all crops, Europe “severely restricts” (essentially bans) three types of neonics for outdoor use. To me, a U.S. ban around the corner would be a slam dunk. But recently, Turf, a trade magazine, arrived in my mailbox. In it, editor-at-large Ronnie Hall expresses concern that the EPA might eventually follow not only Europe, but also various states and municipalities in the U.S. and restrict the use of neonics. In his editorial, Hall is not concerned that farmers would lose a tool in their toolbox, and food shortages would result. Instead, Hall is concerned that “Acme” GreenChem would no longer be able to prevent “unacceptable damage to a client’s lawn, ornamentals or trees.” So Mrs. Green-Thumb’s prized roses and Mr. Green-Chem’s prized monoculture maintenance business are more important than the ecological foodweb. In fairness to Mr. Hall, he is not promoting a “To Hell with the Bees: Spray First, Ask Questions Later” campaign. In fact, he gives six qualifications to guide professionals away from using neonics or any other insecticide in an industry-recognized irresponsible manner. My concern is not whether Czubowicz or Hall might be right or wrong about every detail surrounding the bees, the trees and the industries. My concern is that there are two different approaches to life represented by Hall and Czubowicz, and I think those two approaches can get drowned out in the debate. Turf’s Ronnie Hall is concerned that Mr. Green-Chem might not be able to sell life support to Mrs. Green-Thumb for her Japanese flowering cherry, a

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tree that is planted strictly for decoration and is ecologically misplaced in the first place. I occasionally sympathize with Mr. Hall’s libertarian ideals, and certainly, Mrs. Green-Thumb should be allowed to decorate her property with all manner of Japanese plants. But when Mrs. Green-Thumb’s Japanese arboretum impacts the ecology of Mrs. Green-Thumb’s neighborhood and beyond, there is cause for concern. If we begin following Mr. Hall’s recommendations, neonic use would decrease. But we would also have to trust an industry that stands to profit from increased use. In contrast to Mr. Hall, however, I’d like to see society change its question from “what do I need to kill so my lawn and trees can live?” to “what kind of lawn and trees will benefit all life?” Nurturing life, however, may look different and generate less revenue than subordinating it. Reach me at Joshua Arp is an ISA-certified municipal specialist, Clarks Summit’s municipal arborist and an operator of an organic lawn and landscape maintenance business.

Daniel Mahoney, Ph.D. ’81, G’85, professor of accounting at The University of Scranton, was selected by the University’s Business Club as the Kania School of Management Professor of the Year, marking the fifth time he has received this honor. An award-winning teacher and scholar, Dr. Mahoney joined the faculty at Scranton in 1990. He was named Kania School of Management’s Professor of the Year in 2001, 2006, 2010 and 2014. He was also named The University of Scranton CASE Professor of the Year, and received the University’s Alpha Sigma Nu University Award for Teaching Excellence and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Outstanding Educator Award. Dr. Mahoney also held a three-year position as the business school’s Alperin Teaching Fellow. Dr. Mahoney’s research has been published in numerous professional and academic journals, including The CPA Journal, Internal Auditor, ManMAY 10, 2018

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agement Accounting Quarterly and Journal of Business and Economics Research, Accounting and Financial Management. Three manuscripts co-authored by Dr. Mahoney and his Scranton colleagues Brian Carpenter, Ph.D., professor of accounting, and Douglas M. Boyle, D.B.A., associate professor and chair of the Accounting Department, received an award medal from Institute of Management Accountants’ Lybrand competition, including the Lydrand Gold Medal as the “outstanding article of the year” in 2016. A resident of Clarks Summit, Dr. Mahoney is a Certified Public Accountant. He devotes much of his spare time to working with the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter. Previously, he worked as an internal auditor for Prudential Insurance Co. Dr. Mahoney earned a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from The University of Scranton and a doctorate in accounting from Syracuse University. THE ABINGTON SUBURBAN


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

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will hold its spring programs on Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. through May 25. Open to JOin the pArAde: Abington Memorial Vetthe public and free of charge, the spring sessions erans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7069 in Clarks will be held regardless of sky conditions, but will Summit will sponsor the annual Memorial Day be cancelled by the threat of severe weather. parade on May 28, starting at 11 a.m. Any groups This season’s astronomical programs will OpiOd Abuse series: Part four of the “Open or individuals who want to be included in the line feature an illustrated lecture and telescopic of march must contact the post at 570-586-9821, observations. Large groups such as school classes, the Dialogue” series, “Moving Forward: Helping daily after 1 p.m. The parade will form at 10 a.m. scouts and community organizations interested you Engage” will be presented Thursday, May at the Clarks Summit Elementary School on West in attending should call 570-945-8402 or email 10, 7-9 p.m. at The Gathering Place in Clarks Grove Street. Summit. The program will help families engage to schedule a session. in awareness and prevention of substance abuse. The observatory is on Route 107, two miles GArden help sOuGht: Anyone interested in east of Fleetville. For more information, visit Speakers are Tim Rowland, county coroner; Judith Price, first assistant district attorney; Dan volunteering to help with the Waverly Wydeen of the Wright Center; and Emily McDon- munity Garden should sign up on the Garden’s Art events At GAtherinG plAce: The Gatherald, licensed professional counselor. Admission is Facebook page: ing Place will hold an Art Market on the second free. Register for tickets at The Gathering Place seekinG plAyers: 14U/16U fastpitch travel Saturday of the month (next market: May 12), or on Facebook or softball team is seeking a catcher and utility 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Art Market is a venue player to finalize their team for this coming sum- in which artists and craftspeople of many genres FArmers’ mArket: The Hillside Park Farmmer. Contact 570-504-4808, 570-351-5187 or ers Market returns to Hillside Park Thursdays can exhibit and sell their creations in a nonjuried 570-241-7030 for more information. through Oct. 25, 2-6 p.m. at Hillside Park, 1188 forum. Last month’s market featured potters, Winola Road in South Abington Township. jewelry designers, purse and clothing creators ObservAtOry prOGrAms: Keystone College’s and more. Area artisans who wish to take part Opening day will feature musical guests Zieger Thomas G. Cupillari Astronomical Observatory can find more details at In addition to the displayed works, each second Saturday will have a live demonstration. This month’s program will feature Emily Rancier’s presentation of her felting skills.

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cOmmunity bAnd: The Crystal Band of Scranton invites you to play with them for their 2018 season. Originated in 1879, the Crystal Band is an all-volunteer community band composed of musicians ranging from high school students to retirees. No auditions required. Practices are Monday nights, 7:30-9 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Abington, 100 Carbondale Road in Waverly. For more information, visit crystalband. com. bOrOuGh meetinG schedule: Clarks Summit Borough’s schedule of meetings in 2018 is: Borough council: regular meetings will be on the first Wednesday of each month; work sessions will be on the last Wednesday of the month. Zoning hearing board: regular meetings will be on the second Tuesday of each month (as needed). Planning commission: regular meetings will be on the third Wednesday of each month (as needed). Shade tree commission: regular meetings will be on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Police pension board: regular meetings will be on Wednesdays, May 16, Aug. 15 and Nov. 21 at

4 p.m. Civil service commission: regular meetings will be held as needed. Except as noted, all other meetings and work sessions are held at 7 p.m. in council chambers on the second floor of the borough building, 304 S. State St. Additional meetings/public hearings will be advertised. Cancellations will be posted at the front entrance to the borough building at the South State Street entrance and on the borough’s bulletin board on South State Street.

stAte rep. OutreAch: A staff member from state Rep. Marty Flynn’s office will provide outreach assistance from 9 a.m. to noon on the third Wednesday of the month (next session: March 21), alternating between the Clarks Green Borough Building, 104 N. Abington Road and the South Abington Township Building’s 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. ipAd clinic: The Abington Senior Center has an iPad clinic on Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. Anyone interested can call the center at 570-5868996. veterAn’s bricks: The Scott Township Veterans Memorial Committee routinely continues to take memorial brick orders throughout the year. However, if anyone wishes to have a brick installed for Memorial Day, May 28, the bricks must be ordered by March 3. Since its dedication in 2013, 497 memorial bricks have been installed at the township’s veteran’s memorial. Brick order blanks are available from any committee person, at the township building, or on the township website: Call 570-587-3120 or 570-2546783 for further information. cruise plAnned: Join Adele Bianchi & Friends from the Abington Senior Center on the Anthem of the Seas for a five-night Bermuda Cruise Saturday May 12 to Thursday, May 17, 2018. Call 570348-2511 or 800-982-4306 for more information rec center hOurs: The Newton Recreation Center, 1814 Newton Ransom Blvd., has begun fall and winter hours, which will continue through May, 2018: weekdays 9 a.m. to noon and 3-8:30 p.m. Saturdays 10 am to 5 p.m. and Sundays noon to 5 p.m.

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Keystone College students had the opportunity to present their best academic work during the 2018 Spring Undergraduate Research and Creativity Celebration held recently in the Theatre In Brooks. The forum featured more than 165 exhibits highlighting year-long faculty-mentored research, creative works and senior capstone projects. The academic work, representing Keystone’s School of Arts and Sciences and School of Professional Studies, included research in science, technology, art, business, communications and education. Several Keystone students were awarded special honors. Artwork by Keystone students Trista Carpenter of West Abington Township and Jessica Maietta of Dalton, was selected for use in the program booklet. From left: Ward Roe, dean of the Turock School of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Vicki Stanavitch, faculty member and forum coordinator; students Gwenddolen Kettenburg, Alexandra Rizzuto and Melanie Rosato; Dr. Tracy L. Brundage, provost and vice president for academic affairs and Dr. Fran Langan, dean of professional studies.

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