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New Year, New Shape

There’s no time like the present to start working out BY CHRISTOPHER CORNELL ADVANTAGE EDITOR

The holidays are over and the last bits of the turkey have been nibbled. Experts say now’s the time to start a workout routine. And you won’t be doing it alone. “People who haven’t been exercising need to know they have help and support and to not be intimidated when walking into a fitness class or the weight room,” said Lisa Burke, marketing and membership coordinator at the Greater Carbondale YMCA. “Just going to a facility is a great first step. Bring a workout buddy because it’s a lot more fun to work out and laugh with a friend. Find a fun activity/class, as it makes the time go quicker.” That sentiment was echoed by Talia Walsh, owner of Quest Studio in Jessup. “The first things I always say to folks who haven’t been exercising in a while is: “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” she said. “It really doesn’t matter to me how long it’s been, or what shape or health status they are in. Some type of exercise is always possible and you have to start somewhere.” “It’s always best to get clearance from your doctor first, and start slow, with something you enjoy, even if it’s walking,” Walsh said. “Working out with a certified coach who can guide you, and within a communi-


ty of others who can also support you, I’ve found has been most successful for my clients. I always suggest to aim for a mix of cardio, strength training and balance and flexibility, but the balance of workouts will always depend on your goals. “ “You may be nervous and that’s okay,” said Betsy Czaja, a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor with more than 23 years experience, who leads the Bootcamp Fitness classes at the Dickson City Civic Center. “One of the best ways to get started and stay motivated is to start with a group fitness class.” Czaia said her class is for all fitness levels, you go at your own pace, everything can be modified or intensified according to your fitness level. “At the Greater Carbondale YMCA, we like to say anyone can take any of our classes, just take them at your own pace,” Burke said. “We do offer easier fitness classes for anyone just starting out, from Enhanced Fitness, a class for those with arthritis which offers basic mobility, flexibility and strengthening exercises. We also offer a Silver Sneakers class where participants exercise sitting in or standing next to a chair while using stretch bands, hand-held weights and exercise balls to increase their flexibility and strength. One can attend the Walkercise class where they add cardio walking to the exercises similar to the Silver Sneakers class. and let us not forget the best fitness class for easing into exercise, Water Fitness, where the water acts as your equipment while being easy on your joints


“It’s never too late to start your journey to a healthy lifestyle.” and muscles. “At Quest Studio, our classes are open to all levels, but we also offer programs and classes for those looking for a bit more instruction,” explained Walsh. “Our Kickstart program includes a goal-setting session that incorporates not just exercise goals, but also a balanced nutrition plan, and supplementation and coaching guide to address all pillars of health.” “Start slow and build as you go,” Czaia said. “My passion has always been guiding people to with their health and fitness goals and make it a healthy lifestyle. All you need to bring to class is a water bottle, a towel, proper sneakers and your smile.”

“Have the faith that you can build up your willpower the more you make exercise a habit and part of your lifestyle, not just a 30-day New Year’s resolution,” Burke added. “It’s never too late to start your journey to a healthy lifestyle.” “There is no cookie cutter program,” Walsh said. “Set rewards for yourself for mini goals reached, like a new workout outfit, a new pair of shoes or a day trip adventure. Never forget why you started.” “Remember you got to start somewhere,” Czaia urged. “Everyone is a first-timer at some point.” For more information about area fitness classes, see page 13.

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Free Community Luncheon Trinity Episcopal Church, 58 River St. in Carbondale, will hold a free community luncheon on Saturday, Jan. 19, noon to 1 p.m.

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ARO UND TOW N their trees up until well into the new year. Residents of the Pioneer City also may place trees out with their regular garbage, but should only do so within 24 hours of pickup, Carbondale city clerk Michele Bannon said. For more information on Christmas tree collection dates, times and availability, residents should call their municipalities. Meanwhile, residents with unwanted baubles and other Christmas ornaments left over after the trees are gone may donate those materials to the Greenhouse Project at Nay Aug Park in Scranton. The nonprofit repurposes old ornaments to decorate fresh wreaths they sell during the holidays, said Michelle Kelly, assistant to Greenhouse Project Director Jane Risse. Donated ornaments will be collected at the

James Barrett McNulty Greenhouse, 200 Arthur Ave., Scranton, on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 12 and 13 noon to 2 p.m. For more information, call the Greenhouse Project at 570-344-9186.

Restaurant Closes A racy restaurant that featured staff in busty tops and short skirts is closed after just 13 months. The Tilted Kilt off Commerce Boulevard in Dickson City is empty with only small signs posted on the front doors that read, “this location is permanently closed.” Tilted Kilt franchisee Amol Kohli did not return phone calls. Kohli owns Friendly’s restaurants in the area and had opened several other Tilted Kilts on the East Coast before the one in Dickson City, in November 2017.

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Lackawanna County residents can drop off real trees at the county recycling center, 3400 Boulevard Ave. in Scranton, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. There is no charge to recycle the trees, which are ground up with other yard waste and turned into compost, but they must be stripped of all ornaments, lights and tinsel prior to dropoff, recycling center supervisor Steve Chorba said. Many local municipalities also have procedures in place to collect trees, which should not be decorated or placed in large plastic bags prior to pick up, county recycling coordinator Barbara Giovagnoli said. Crews in Dickson City collect trees placed on the curb on four consecutive Mondays through Jan. 28. Archbald residents may place their unadorned Christmas trees on the curb virtually any time to be collected by the borough’s department of public works. “They can leave them out when they are done with them,” said DPW foreman Mike Zielinski, noting some people choose to keep

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Fellow veterans congratulted Griffin (second from right).

Archbald officials presented an award to Manuel J. Griffin, currently the senior vice commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5544 in Jessup, “in grateful recognition of his steadfast, unselfish efforts and significant contributions to veterans programs in our community.

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Groundwork for Lackawanna County’s newest hospital is underway, even if some particulars on what will be there remain foggy. Demolition crews have leveled a former strip mall on Main Street and a building that once housed Michael Griffin’s insurance agency. A mostly blank slate of torn-up earth remains where Lehigh Valley-based Coordinated Health plans to build a new hospital. Only PA Escape Rooms stands, and owners of the entertainment venue — where paying guests work through a number of storylines, completing puzzles to move along each narrative — have said they plan to ride out their lease. PA Escape officials didn’t return requests for comment, but back in April partner Mike Heffner lamented the notice to vacate his company received and said moving the elaborate sets inside his business would cost a small fortune. The lease ends in February. Griffin moved his insurance agency across Main Street and is now down on the south side of Viewmont Drive. Coordinated plans a hospital comparable to those it has in Bethlehem and Allentown, a spokeswoman said, though

the company has not released details on the full scope of what’s planned for Dickson City — for example, whether the hospital will include an emergency room. Coordinated will hold a groundbreaking event at 2 p.m. on Jan. 24 near the construction site where health system officials will then be ready to explain more details on service lines, spokeswoman Florence Brown said last week. The physician-owned health system specializes in orthopedic care, such as joint replacement and spine surgery, but offers other service lines at its hospitals. Coordinated is building a $15 million walk-in clinic and ambulatory surgery center in Humboldt Station, Hazle Twp., and already has medical offices there and in Pittston Twp. Coordinated acquired Scranton Orthopaedic Specialists in 2017 and began buying property surrounding the existing outpatient facility. In all, the for-profit system’s property management affiliate, 334 Main LP, spent $7.4 million on the insurance agency, the PA Escape building, Scranton Orthopaedic’s building and the shopping plaza in 2017-18, according to county property records. Plans show the new hospital connected to the existing outpatient medical office building, now home to Coordinated Health Scranton Orthopedics, an injury center and walk-in clinic and other outpatient services. While the breadth of other services remains to be seen, the hospital will give a big boost to Coordinated’s forte, orthopedic surgery, bringing where doctors see patients and where they treat them under one roof. “The property currently is home to a medical office building where surgical procedures are not performed; it’s just a typical office,” Brown said. “But the hospital will allow us to provide actual surgical procedures on the same campus.”

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The search for aliens started in their barber shop. Now, three Lackawanna County barbers are wrapping up the pilot for their new show, “UFBROS,” where, according to the group’s slogan, they “search space for the old ones, while cracking a case of the cold ones.” Shane Butler, Carbondale; Frank Froese, Peckville; and Brian “Toxic” Evans, Scranton, work together at Loyalty Barber Shop, Archbald, where the trio’s conversations about UFOs and aliens, among themselves and with customers, brought them in front of the camera. The idea to pursue a show cemented itself in the winter of 2017 when they started making their plans for a pilot, which they started filming earlier this year. “We would meet up and get drinks and talk about it anyway,” Butler said. “So, why not try to make a pilot and see if it goes anywhere?” They’ve taken their interest in “ufology,” the study of UFOs, and their cases of Corona Premiers across the state, conducting on-camera interviews in Pittsburgh, Pottsville and Kecksburg. So far, the trio has interviewed five people on camera for their project. One of these people is Maria Gillette, who, for the first time, agreed to go on camera to discuss an incident in Carbondale 44 years ago. On Nov. 9, 1974, then-teenager Robert Gillette Jr. and two friends reported to police that they saw a red, whirring ball fly over Salem Mountain and followed it to a silt pond in Carbondale. In 1999, Robert Gillette told The Times-Tribune, a Times-Shamrock newspaper, that he threw a battery-powered, sealed-beam lantern into the water to scare his sister, Maria. However, while cutting hair and discussing the project, Butler brought up both the incident and the late Gillette. Little did he know, Gillette’s nephew was in the shop

getting his hair cut. He put the UFBROS in touch with Maria, who still lives in Carbondale and agreed to an interview about the incident. “She took it as a sign to interview with us, to put it to rest for her brother, since (Robert) passed away,” Butler said. In the “UFBROS” trailer on YouTube, Maria Gillette said her brother was told there would be more than a UFO in the pond if he or the other teens opened their mouths about what happened back in 1974. With popular television shows like the History Channel’s “Ancient Aliens” finishing its 13th season, the phenomena of UFOs and extraterrestrial life continues to spark the imaginations of people everywhere. However, despite millions of claims, confirming the legitimacy of UFO sightings is a nearly impossible task, according to Peter Davenport, director of the National UFO Reporting Center. “There are millions and millions of UFO sightings,” he said. “It’s almost impossible to answer because it presupposes that we can positively, absolutely identify or determine whether a report is legitimate or not.” People interested in the work being done by the UFBROS can find them at on Instagram and UF BROS on Facebook. They anticipate their 15- to 20-minute pilot, filmed by Stephen Reuther of Reuther Productions, will premiere on YouTube and Facebook in early 2019. As for the future, Butler said he would like to combine education with entertainment. And, collectively, the UFBROS hope they can continue researching, filming and making future episodes to learn along with viewers. Most importantly, their mission is to learn about UFOs, keep an open mind, never take themselves too seriously and encourage people to study the skies. “Nobody looks up any more,” Froese said. “We’ve got to get people looking up again.”




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hef John Williams has created menus for exclusive resorts, upscale diners and even some celebrities. His current clientele is the most rewarding, however. Williams is executive chef for Meals on Wheels of NEPA, including its new catering service, the Space at Olive. When the team isn’t crafting meals for elderly people and those with disabilities in the region, Williams and the rest of the kitchen staff work on services for the nonprofit’s event space. Inside the organization’s Wyoming Avenue building in downtown Scranton, the space was renovated to host other local organizations’ events at low cost, with certain events benefitting Meals on Wheels. The space can be used for parties or weddings, too, and also served as a venue for the 2018 Scranton Fringe Festival. The additional space calls for a host of new recipes from Williams, including shrimp and artichoke tartlets. The appetizer, which ear ned Meals on Wheels of NEPA a grocery gift card through Local Flavor Gives Back, is an easy recipe with simple assembly, Williams said. Always one for experimenting with different flavors and combinations, Williams created the dish as a great way to blend the flavors of shrimp and artichokes into a crunchy wonton. “I’m constantly trying to think of things that are out-ofthe-box. I never want anyone to feel bored while they’re eat-

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Scho ol new S Dean’s List • More than 1,740 students were named to the fall dean’s list at Kutztown University. Among them were: Jennifer Bjork of Scott Township, Ashley Carter of Eynon, Tyler Fiume of Throop, Casey Moore of Carbondale, Nikohl North-Mozda of Olyphant, Andy Pham of Peckville, Joseph Tini of Archbald and Karlee Vaverchak of Jermyn. • Slippery Rock University has announced its dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester. Local

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Scott Twp. supervisors presented Tom Wicks, who recently left his role as the township’s secretary and treasurer, with a plaque at a meeting recently. From left: supervisor Robert Noldy, chairman supervisor Michael Giannetta, Wicks and supervisor Steven Russell. BY CLAYTON OVER COURTESY OF THE TIMES-TRIBUNE

Inside the township boardroom Monday night, Tom and Sue Wicks sat together in the front row before a supervisors meeting when she turned to him and asked a question. “So, where did you used to sit?” she asked. Her husband pointed to a familiar spot at the front of the room, to a chair next to the supervisors’ seats. Monday night’s meeting marked the first time in close to two decades that Tom Wicks wasn’t in attendance as the township’s secretary and treasurer. Instead, township officials honored him with a plaque recognizing 18 years of service. “I enjoyed talking to the people and being a servant to the people who walked through the door,” Wicks, 75, said of his time at Scott Twp. Wicks started initially with the township as zoning officer before becoming secretary and treasurer in 2002. His last day in that role was Dec. 31. He had a policy of being a gentleman with everyone who stopped in, regardless of how he felt personally about what brought them into the office, Tom Wicks said. It was far from his first experience in the public sphere. He held various municipal posts in Glenburn Twp., where he and Sue live, dating back to the 1960s, Sue said. It was those experiences that made him such a valuable candidate for the post in Scott Twp. then, said chairman supervisor Michael Giannetta. As secretary and treasurer, he deftly juggled myriad responsibilities, including preparing budgets, managing payrolls and being the point of contact for state

agencies as well as being the face of the office for the public, Giannetta said. “He kept track of all of it like it was his own money,” Giannetta said. “He knew the township’s finances inside and out.” Other township officials and residents alike praised Wicks and his job performance at Monday night’s meeting while noting he’d be missed. Supervisor Steven Russell thanked Wicks for being so welcoming and helpful when Russell first won election to public office as a township auditor. Resident Rose Knick praised Wicks as being one of the township’s kindest and most courteous employees. He was always forthcoming with public information and records upon request, she said. As for Wicks, he isn’t entirely leaving public life. He remains active in Glenburn Twp. as zoning officer and chairman of the planning commission. He will miss his role in Scott Twp., he said. “I’ll miss coming in every day and doing my job, doing whatever is needed,” Wicks said. “I never really had a day I didn’t wish I had the job. Every day was a good day, as far as I was concerned.” Township officials will now turn to finding a new secretary and treasurer. Supervisors voted to make township administrator Carl Ferraro assistant secretary and treasurer until a replacement is hired. Anyone interested in the job can pick up an application at the township office, 1038 Montdale Road, and submit it with a resume, Giannetta said. Applicants need not be township residents.

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Community Calendar Pierogie Sale: All Saints Orthodox Church, 211 Willow Ave. in Olyphant, sells frozen pierogies Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., and Sundays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Price is $6.50 per dozen. Call 570-383-0785 or 570-489-5591 for more information. Hose Co. Meeting: Mayfield Hose Co. No. 1, 900 Maple St. in Mayfield, will meet Saturday, Jan. 12, at 8 p.m. Tom Holland will preside. Bingo Night: Sacred Hearts Of Jesus And Mary Church, 624 Madison Ave. in Jermyn, holds bingo on the first and third Wednesdays of each month (next bingo night: Jan. 16). Doors open at 5 p.m., early bird games begin at 6 p.m. and regular games begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. The evening includes homemade foods such as chili, pierogies, soups and desserts, along with specialty games, refreshments, door prizes and a progressive jackpot starting at $1,275 with 59 pills (if not awarded, there will be a consolation prize of $500). Call 570-8761061 for more information. • A food pantry will be held on the last Wednesday of the month (next pantry: Jan. 30) from 11 a.m. to noon at the church. Call 570-876-4896 for more information. Dog Licenses in Mayfield: Lackawanna County dog licenses will be available for purchase at the Mayfield Municpal Building, 739 Penn Ave. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost for un-neutered or unspayed dogs is $8.50. The cost for neutered and spayed dogs is $6.50. For seniors, the cost is $6.50 and $4.50. All dogs three months and older must be licensed. Dog Licenses in Throop: Ed Karpovich, Lackawanna County treasurer, will sell dog licenses at the Throop Municipal Building, 436 Sanderson St., in Throop on Friday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Community Lunch: The free community lunch will be served at the Red Door Cafe at the Peckville United Methodist Church, 732 Main St., on the fourth Saturday of each month, (next meal is on Jan. 26, noon to 1 p.m.). Gun Bingo: The Cottage Hose Co. and William Walker Hose Co. will hold a gun bingo event on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the William Walker headquarters, 803 Penn Ave. in Mayfield. Admission is $50. Tickets are available from members, at the Mayfield borough office, at the door until sold out or by calling 570-282-6059.

Prizes are: Diamondback DB9SS; Glock G43; Springfield Armory XD-S; Smith and Wesson M and P40; Springfield Armory XDM2.0 service; Beretta PX4 Storm; Walter CCP 9mm; Ruger LC9s; Mossburg Patriot Synthetic w/scope; Smith and Wesson M and P Pro; Remington 597 synthetic; Ruger 3769-moon shine reduced toxic; Smith and Wesson M and P9 Pro; Det-Ton DT Sport M2; Mossberg Patriot synthetic; Mossberg Patriot synthetic w/scope; Glock G42; Glock G36; Glock G33; Ruger LCP Standard; Springfield Armory XD M2 sub compact; Charter Arms Boomer 44spl; Ruger LCR LCRX and two Remington R51 9mms. Cabbage Roll Dinner: Whitmore Hose Co., 303 Depew Ave., will hold a cabbage roll dinner on Sunday, Jan. 27, from noon until sold out. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Mayfield Municipal Building (570-876-4391) or from any hose company members. For delivery within three miles, call 570-876-3776. Church Outreach: St. James-George Episcopal Church, 398 Washington Ave. in Jermyn, will hold its free community meal on the last Saturday of the month (Jan. 26), 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The church also has a food pantry which is open on the last Wednesday of the month Jan. 30), 11 a.m. to noon. Food/Clothing Distribution: Rescue & Restore Church, 125 Lackawanna Ave. in Olyphant, now offers food distribution on the first Monday of each month (next distribution Feb. 4), 2-4 p.m. The church also has a clothing distribution on the first Friday of each month (next distribution Feb. 1) 2-4 p.m. The church is in need of clothing, especially winter clothing. Cookbook Club: The Valley Community Library, 739 River St. in Peckville, has a cookbook club, which meets on the first Wednesday of each month (next meeting Feb. 6) at 6 p.m. Registration is required and may be done in person at the library, where the current month’s cookbook is available for viewing. For more information, call 570-489-1765 or visit the library’s Facebook page. State Issues: A representative for state Rep. Kevin Haggerty’s office will be available at the Throop Civic Center, 500 Sanderson St., on the first Wednesday of the month from 9-10 a.m. (Next visit is Feb. 6). Please see Calendar, Page 11


Freedom Fighter Monument: Donations are being accepted along with applications for memorial bricks for the Olyphant Borough Freedom Fighter Memorial, a tribute to the modern day soldier. This 6-and-ahalf-foot stainless steel soldier will stand near the center of town in honor of all military who served from Desert Storm to present day. Applications for bricks can be picked up at the borough building. Donations can be sent to the Olyphant Borough Freedom Fighter, 113 Willow Ave. Olyphant, PA 18447. You can also follow the progress on Facebook at “Olyphant Borough Freedom Fighter.” Call 570-892-0378 for more information. Senior Health Monitoring: In partnership with the Lackawanna County Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Area Agency on Aging, the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties is offering free remote health monitoring for Lackawanna County residents age 60 and older in Carbondale and Scott Township. Remote Older Adult Monitoring (ROAM) is a voluntary, weekly program that monitors vital signs such as blood pressure, pulse, blood oxygen and weight for area seniors at no cost between visits with their physician. Trained telehealth technicians from area colleges and universities use non-invasive, FDA-approved medical devices to obtain and track senior’s vital signs. The readings are transmitted to a nurse from the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging who will contact the senior at the first sign of an alert. ROAM is offered for free on Mondays at the Scott Township Municipal Building (1038 Montdale Road in Scott Township) from 1-2:30 p.m.; and on Wednesdays at the Carbondale South High Rise (60 S. Main St.) from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 570-343-1267 ext. 239 or visit Toddler Time: Toddler Time at the Dickson City Civic Center will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon, featuring story time, craft, snack, songs, games and more. Recommended for kids 18 months of age and older and their caregiver. Fee is $5 per class for Dickson City residents and $7 per class for nonresidents. Call 570-383-1813 for more information. Throop Yard Waste: In Throop Borough, yard waste collection now runs April through November on the first and third Mondays. All yard waste needs to be in yard waste bags or open containers for collection. Yard waste bags are available at the borough building. Historical Society: The Greenfield Township Historical Society is seeking new members for 2018. Annual memberships help to maintain the museum building, Carpenter

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All Saints Orthodox, 211 Willow Ave., Olyphant. Great Vespers Saturday 4 p.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 9:30 a.m. Parish rectory 570489-0942. Church Hall 570-489-5591. Leave message at either number as there is currently no assigned pastor. Blakely Baptist, 1748 Main St. in Blakely. Sunday Service 10 a.m. Dr. William Duke is pastor. 570-489-7423 Blakely Primitive Methodist, 313 First St., Blakely. Sunday school 9 a.m. Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m.; children’s church is available at the 10 a.m. service. Rev. Dale Murrell is pastor. 570-489-3033. Blakely P.M. Church on Facebook. Blessed Sacrament Parish, (Roman Catholic) 215 Rebecca St., Throop. Saturday Mass at 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m. Monsignor Michael J. Delaney is pastor. 570-489-1963. Bradley Memorial United Methodist, 106 Lincoln St., Dickson City. Sunday service 9 a.m. David A. Repenning is pastor.; 570-489-5875. Christ Episcopal, 700 Delaware St., Forest City. Holy Eucharist celebrated Sundays at 9 a.m. Sunday school for children ages 5-12 at 9 a.m. 570-785-3425. Christ the King Parish, (Roman Catholic). Saturday Mass: 7:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas, 411 Church St., Archbald. Sunday Mass: 7 a.m., 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. at St. Thomas; 8:30 a.m. at St. Mary of Czestochowa, 417 Main St., Eynon. Weekday Masses: 7:15 a.m. and noon Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at St. Thomas. Eucharistic Adoration Thursdays 7:15 and noon at St. Mary. Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. at St, Mary. Confessions: daily before Mass, Saturdays 3:30 p.m. at St. Thomas, Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Mary. Rev. Paul Fontanella is pastor. 570-876-1701. Clifford Baptist Church, 519 Church St., Clifford. Sunday service 10 a.m. 570-222-4701. Bonnie Resseguie (570-222-3809) is pastor. Clifford United Methodist Church, 34 Main St., Clifford. Sunday service 11 a.m.; Sunday school is during worship. Pat Hanley is pastor. 570-222-3331. Community Bible, 1700 Heart Lake Road in Scott Township. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Music ministry practice, Sunday at 9:45 a.m. Women’s group: Thursdays at 11 a.m. Pastor Jay Best. 570254-6467. Covenant Reformed, 47 S. Church St., Carbondale. Sunday worship 9:30 and 11 a.m. Fellowship brunch at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Richar Miller is pastor. 570-282-6400. info@covenantrc. org Dickson City Assembly of God, 1015 Commerce Blvd., Park Center Plaza, Dickson City. Sunday services 10 a.m. Kidztown 10 a.m. Sunday. Digging Deeper Tuesdays 6-8 p.m. Thirsty? Youth (grades 7-12) 6-8:30 p.m. Rev. James Dinger is senior pastor. 570-489-8321. Dickson City Primitive Methodist, 516 Jackson St., Dickson City. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday service at 11 a.m. 570-489-3452. Dickson City Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, (Roman Catholic), 619 Dundaff St., Dickson City. Weekday Mass 7:30; Saturday Mass 8 a.m. Saturday vigil 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. Monsignor Patrick J. Pratico is pastor. 570489-2091. Faith Baptist, 545 Keystone Ave., Peckville. Sunday service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school 9:30


a.m.; inspiration service noon; Bible study and youth group Wednesdays 7 p.m. Choir practice Mondays 7 p.m.; Robert Vigil is pastor. 570383-0330. Finch Hill Baptist, 404 Route 106, Greenfield Township. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Sunday service 11 a.m. Pastor Joseph LaCava 570-282-7062. First Presbyterian, 325 Third Ave., Jessup. Sunday service 10 a.m. 570-489-8893. First Presbyterian of Carbondale, 76 Salem Ave., Carbondale. Sunday service 10:30 a.m. 570-282-4611. First United Methodist of Carbondale, 20 N. Church St., Carbondale. Sunday services 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9 a.m. Rev. Donald Perry is pastor. 570-282-5740. Pastor’s phone: 570-766-9558. Email: First United Methodist, 520 Washington Ave., Jermyn. Sunday service 9:30 a.m. Sunday school 10:45 a.m. Linda Eckersley is pastor. 570-876-0392. First United Presbyterian of Lackawanna Valley, 1557 Main St., Peckville. Sunday school 9 a.m. Sunday service 10 a.m. Bell choir Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. 570-489-4682. Grace Bible Church, 130 University Drive, Dunmore. Sunday service at 10 a.m. 570-3425651. Holy Cross Parish, (Roman Catholic) Olyphant. Saturday vigil Mass 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Confession: Saturday before the Vigil Mass at St. Patrick, 200 Delaware Ave. Monsignor Michael J. Delaney is pastor. 570-489-0752. Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic, 313 First Ave., Jessup. Holy mystery of penance (confessions) Saturday 3-3:25 p.m. Divine Liturgy Saturday, 4 p.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday, 9 a.m. 570-489-2353. Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic, 619 Center St., Throop. Sunday Mass in English 10 a.m. Very Rev. William Chromey is pastor. 570-489-0172. Jermyn Primitive Methodist, 763 Jefferson Ave., Jermyn. Sunday worship 10 a.m.; Sunday school 11:15 a.m. Call for mid-week prayer and Bible study time. Rev. Allan Rupert is pastor. 570876-4511. Lenoxville United Methodist, 4842 Route 374 Lenoxville. Sunday service: 10 a.m. Pat Hanley is pastor. 570-222-3331. The Lighthouse Worship Center, (formerly The Gathering Christian Center), at First United Methodist of Carbondale, 20 N. Main St. in Carbondale. Worship service Sundays at noon. Children Sunday school during service. Bible studies on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Prayer service Fridays at 6 p.m. 570-497-9229. Montdale United Methodist, 961 Lakeland Drive, Scott Township. Sunday school 10 a.m. Sunday worship 11 a.m. Linda Eckersley is pastor. 570-254-6319. Pastor: 570-563-2371, email Mount Bethel Baptist, 1341 Layton Road, Justus. Sunday worship service at 9:30 a.m. followed by Sunday school. Rev. Donald Hasselman is pastor. 570-587-5841. North Valley Baptist, meeting in the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Center, 1300 Old Plank Road, Mayfield. Sunday service 10:30 a.m.; children’s church and nursery provided. Scott McGrady is pastor. 570-282-2413. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, (Roman Catholic), 15 Fallbrook St., Carbondale. Masses Saturday 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 11:15 a.m. Confessions Saturday 5

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p.m. Weekday Mass Tuesday, Thursday at 8 a.m. CCD classes and RCIA meet September-May. Rev. James A. Price is pastor. 570-282-5172.. Parker Hill Community, 933 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Dickson City. Saturday worship at 6 p.m. Sunday worship at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Children’s ministries (birth to grade five at all services). Middle school (grades six to eight) and high school (grades nine to twelve) meet Wednesdays at 7 p.m. For more information visit, e-mail or call 570-341-8383. Peckville Assembly of God, 3364 Scranton/ Carbondale Highway, Blakely. Sunday worship services at 9 and 11 a.m. Worship and youth services 7 p.m. Wednesday. Nursery and “Kidz Street” available at all services. Rev. Terry Drost is lead pastor. 570489-4961. Peckville United Methodist, 732 Main St., Peckville. Sunday worship 11 a.m. Rev. David Repenning is pastor. 570-489-0713 or 570-383-1035. Presbyterian of Dunmore, 137 Chestnut St., Dunmore. Sunday service 10:30 a.m.; coffee hour and fellowship following service; Sunday school 9:30 a.m. 570-343-6807. Queen of Angels Parish, (Roman Catholic) Jessup. Masses Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at St. Michael, 320 First Ave. Parish office is at 605 Church St., Jessup. Rev. Gerard M. McGlone is pastor. 570-489-2252. Rescue & Restore Church, 125 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant. Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study and Sunday service at 6 p.m.; child services/care is available. On the last Thursday of the month the church will offer a free community meal at 5:30 p.m. Rev. Jack Munley is pastor. Sacred Heart of Jesus, (Roman Catholic) 1101 Willow St., Peckville. Saturday Mass at 4 p.m.; Reconcilation 3:15-3:45 p.m. (other times by appointment), Sundays 8 and 10 a.m. Weekday masses are at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and at 7 a.m. Wednesday and Friday. Rev. Andrew Kurovsky is pastor. 570-383-3244. Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, (Roman Catholic) 624 Madison Ave., Jermyn. Sacrament of Penance Saturdays, 3:15 p.m., weekdays at 8 a.m. Vigil Saturdays 4 p.m. Liturgy Sundays 8 and 10:30 a.m.; weekdays 8 a.m. CCD Sundays 9:15-10:20 a.m. 570-876-1061. SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic, 135 River St., Olyphant. Liturgy Saturday (English) 4 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. (Slavonic responses sung by church choir) and 11:30 a.m. (English); weekday Liturgy (Monday through Saturday) 8 a.m.; holy days Liturgy 9 a.m.; confessions are heard Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Rev. Nestor Iwasiw is pastor. 570-291-4451. SS. James and George Episcopal, 398 Washington Ave., Jermyn. All baptized Christians are welcome to celebrate the Holy Eucharist Sunday at 10 a.m. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Ron Fowler is senior warden. 570-876-4896. SS. Peter and Paul Greek Catholic, 47 Rittenhouse St., Simpson. Sunday Liturgy 8 a.m. Rev. Myron Myronyuk is pastor. 570-342-7023. St. Adalbert Polish National Catholic, 515 Mary St., Dickson City. Sunday Masses 9 a.m. Very Rev. William Chromey is pastor. 570-489-0172. St. Basil the Great Orthodox, 9 Lord Ave., Simpson. Saturday: Vespers 4 p.m. Sunday: Divine Liturgy 10:30 a.m. (Feast days: 9: a.m.). Rev. Jason

Franchak is pastor. 570-282-4052. St. Basil the Great Russian Orthodox, 33 Midland St., Simpson. Saturday: Vespers 6 p.m. Sunday: Matins 8 a.m.; Divine Liturgy 10 a.m. Sundays from June through September: Matins 8 a.m. Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. Very Rev. Mitred Archpriest David J. Hritcko is pastor. 570-282-2314. St. James Episcopal Church, 2050 Rte. 247 in Dundaff, is open for the summer season. Sunday services at 11 a.m. Pastor is Rev. Peter Pearson. St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox, 378 Lyon Street, off Route 247 in Dundaff. Divine Liturgy: 8:30 a.m. Rev. Jason Franchak. 570-280-5978. St. John Russian Orthodox, 700 Hill St., Mayfield. Saturday confessions 3:30 p.m.; Vespers 4 p.m.; Sunday Matins 8 a.m.; Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.; eve of feast days 6:30 p.m.; confessions heard before services. Feast day Liturgies 9:30 a.m.; they can be heard on WTRW-FM (94.3). Very Rev. Mitred Archpriest John D. Sorochka is pastor. 570-876-0730. St. John the Baptist Orthodox, off Route 247, Dundaff. Divine Liturgy Sunday 8:30 a.m. Rev. Jason Franchak. 570-280-5978. St. John Vianney Parish, (Roman Catholic). Masses Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 8 and 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi, 704 Montdale Road, Montdale. Mass Sunday 9:30 a.m. at St. Pius, Route 106, Royal. Confession Saturday, 4:15 at Corpus Christi; Sunday, 9:10 a.m. at St. Pius. Rev. Michael J. Kirwin is pastor. 570-254-9502. St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran, Main and Bank Streets, Archbald. Sunday service 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school 10:30 a.m. 570-876-4612. St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox, 522 Main St., Dickson City. Divine Liturgy Sunday’s at 9 a.m. Rev. Alexei Kalyuzhnyi is pastor. 570-903-3612. St. Michael’s Orthodox, 308 Walnut St., Jermyn. Saturday Great Vespers, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday Matins, 8 a.m.; Divine Liturgy, 9:30 a.m. Very Rev. John Kowalczyk is pastor. 570-876-1241. St. Nicholas Orthodox, 600 E. Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant. Saturday Vespers 4 p.m.; Sunday Divine Liturgy 9 a.m. Holy Days: Vespers 6 p.m.; Divine Liturgy 9 a.m. Very Rev. Vladimir Fetcho is pastor. 570-489-3891. St. Rose of Lima Parish (Roman Catholic), 6 N. Church St., Carbondale. Masses Saturday 4 p.m. at St. Rose; Sunday 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at St. Rose; Sunday 9 a.m. at St. Michael, 46 Midland St., Simpson. Confessions Saturday 3:15 p.m. at St. Rose. Weekday Masses Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. at St. Rose; 12:10 p.m. Wednesday at St. Michael, Simpson; CCD classes and RCIA meet September – May. Rev. James A. Price, C.P. is pastor. 570-282-2991. St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran, 25 Hillcrest Dr., Dickson City. Sunday service at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Peter Henftling is interim pastor. 570-489-2462. Throop United Methodist, 136 Charles St., Throop. Sunday service 9:30 a.m. Rev. Dave Hinkley pastor. 570-383-0505. Tompkinsville United Methodist, 1448 Heart Lake Road, Scott Township. Sunday worship 9 a.m. Sunday school for adults and children 10:30 a.m. Beth Taylor is pastor. 570-760-8234. Trinity Episcopal, 58 River St., Carbondale. Holy Eucharist celebrated Sundays 11 a.m.; Sunday school 11 a.m. Sunday school for children 5-12 11 a.m. All baptized Christians are welcome to share in the Eucharist Sundays at 11 a.m. 570-282-3620.

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Nearme Yoga Nearme Yoga, 110 Terrance Drive in Peckville, offers a variety of yoga classes including all-level vinyasa, kids yoga for all ages, mom and me, happy hour, candlelight flow, beginner “the basics” yoga, restorative yoga and many workshops and events. In addition to yoga, there are barre classes and massage by appointment. Nearme yoga also has a small boutique store that has much more than yoga products. For more information, call 570-840-3220.

Racqueteers At the Racqueteers Health/Fitness Club, 603 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Mayfield: Sundays 9:30 a.m. Yoga Mondays 5:30 p.m. Total Body Toning 6:30 p.m. Cycling Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. Gentle yoga 5:30 p.m. Power toning 6:30 p.m. Cycling Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. Power toning Thursdays 9:30 a.m. Stretch and Tone 5:30 p.m. Kickboxing Saturdays 8:30 a.m. RIPPED Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:30 a.m. Silver Classic Tuesdays & Thursdays 7 p.m. Fit fusion For more information, call 570-8765432 or visit


Quest Studio Quest Studio, 419 Church St. in Jessup, is a specialty fitness studio and wellness center. For more information, call 570-815-4655 or visit Mondays 9 a.m. Kickboxing 5:30 p.m. Yoga 6:45 p.m. Barre Tuesdays 6 a.m. Rise & grind circuit 9 a.m. Flex appeal strength training 4:30 p.m. Quest kids fitness class 6 p.m. Piloxing Wednesdays 6 a.m. Rise & Grind 9 a.m. Total Body BOSU 4:30 p.m. Quest kids fitness class 5:30 p.m. Yoga Thursdays 6 a.m. Flex and Flow — strengh training and yoga fusion 9 a.m. Total Body BOSU 5:30 p.m. SoulFuel Fridays 9 a.m. Yoga 4:30 p.m. GRIT Circuit Saturdays 9 a.m. Piloxing 10 a.m. Yoga Sundays 10 a.m. YogaFitlates For special events, visit

George P. Black, DMD Family and Cosmetic Dentistry Gladly Accepting New Patients Same Day Denture Repairs Daily & Evening Appointments Available Most Insurance Plans Accepted

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Throop Civic Center, 500 Sanderson St., hosts aerobics classes Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Low-impact aerobics classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon. Call 570383-7906 for more information.



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Times Traveler Tours

Unicans Plan Ball in Dickson City

Royal Caribbean

Bermuda & Boston Cruise Featuring the beautiful Royal Caribbean Cruise Liner

‘Anthem of the Seas’

April 27 - May 4, 2019 Ready for Spring Time cruising? Royal Caribbean’s “Bermuda Beaches & Beantown” Cruise Special has something for everyone! You’ll spend two glorious nights in Bermuda and one day in Boston. This Royal Caribbean Cruise Liner is the cream of the crop, one of the premier vessels in their fleet, hosting a full size pool, indoor skydiving, bumper cars, endless entertainment and fabulous restaurants throughout. Includes roundtrip transportation from Scranton and Wilkes-Barre to Cape Liberty Pier, New Jersey - No Flying! 7-Night Bermuda Cruise aboard the beautiful, Anthem of the Seas

Committee members include, from left, seated: Robert and Patricia Montalbano, Melanie Naro, Linda DeFrank and Lori Montalbano Nozzi. Standing: Carole Dougherty, Gino Stankosky, Dave Bieri, Lisa Bieri, Joanne Quattrone, Charlie Spano, Mary Marrara, Ann Genett, Joyce Lomma, Jim Sagona, Dr. Frank DeFrank, Jack Trapani, John Disanferdinand, Chris DiMattio, Cindi Farino, Bill Buckley, Gail Ceserini and Marie Waerhouse.

All meals & entertainment on board included Port taxes and gov’t fees included

Special Rate! - Deluxe Balcony Stateroom!



pp - $250 depsit due at time of booking

Includes Transportation back from NJ Pier to SCR & WB

More details at: 435 Green Ridge Street Scranton, Pa. 18509


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Bowling Scores Idle Hour Lanes Dec. 20 Mid Valley Mixed: Robert Hooper 258-676, Ray St Clair 217-628, Fred Parry III 245-589, Mike Marzolino 205-562, Rich Grushinski 204-556, Mary Colleen Wallo 220-552, Joe Kondrat 202-543, Kristen Kohut 204-514, Patti Vagnarelli 512, Stan Stachnick 203504, Ellen Black 475, Diane Spegar 463, Betty Sherman 45 and Kendra Hooper 451. Misfits: Matt Czyzyk 287-812, Shaun Kucharski 289745, Ed Stickli 268-741, Tony Homitz 269-732, Keith Griffiths Jr 268-730, Jim Bingham 258-709, Ron Kroptavich III 243-687, Paul Beaudoin Jr 220-667, Dave Kakareka 226-662, Troy Petrillo 267-655, Gary Kohut 244-654, Lee Solsman 242-651, Paul Beaudoin Sr 231-637, Pete Bohn 260-618, Chris Kovalchik 216612, Rachele Pollina 223-608, Diane Kohut 223-608, Brian Werts 232-603, Mike Stremski 265-598, Ron Kroptavich Jr 213-598, Larry Triolo 215-597, Steve Kurey 247-595, Kyle Kroptavich 233-591, Jon Ladines 237-584, Tim O’Brien 215-583, Walter Page 224-582, Diane Spegar 209-576, Janice Antonik 203-568, Glen Hamilton 203-567, Chris Maday 201-559, Paul Ward 233-549, Thomas Gioia 222-545, Frank Bauman 544, Corey Condida 535, Tyler Novajoski 530, Gary Kveragas 528, Chip Hanuscik 525, Peg Nelson 202521, Kenneth Hall Jr 520, Shawn Hall 208-515, Bob Rutkowski 507, Debbie Bohn 507, Ken Stafursky 503, Michele Homitz 496, Ken Mirch 231-495, Tim Bolsar 224-495, Kerry Nelson 487, Ron Kroptavich Sr 477, Gabreilla Pollina 470, Roxy Kovalchik 467, Donna Zelinski 461 and Marlene Nestor 452. The Classics and I Am Groot won seven points. Dec. 21 Waldo’s Tavern: Francis Pettis 248-675, Randy Fox 217-640, Steve Loss 225-631, Daria Pettis 201-547, Ron Pettis 537, James Loss -533, Gloria Pettis 499, Devan Sieban 497, Melissa Franco 471, Randy Gillette 460 and John Smith 451. Dec. 23 AC Club: Steven Johnson 238-692, Paul Carey 223608, nJoe Gillette 552, Stanley Syryla 224-543, David Leschak 503, Amber Syryla 214-492, Chris Leschak 490, Paul Carr 465 and Pete Czulada 456. Beginners Luck won four points. Sunday Night Mixed: Keith Griffiths Jr 279-696, Bruce Angerson 256-694, Jason Beck 225-670, Jim Bingham 243-662, Darlene Harris 223-646, Linda Beck 234-643, Keith Grifriths Sr 224-571, Mike Cioffari 212-564, Frank Jaskulski 202-562, Kyle Kroptavich 212-539, Mark Mecca 523, Steve Teaman 508, Ken Kester 201-484, Brian Werts 474, Roxy Kovalchik 468, Amanda Griffiths 467 and Patty Jaskulski 463. Lucky Ballz won four points. Dec. 26 Senior Men: Pete Karwowski 225-585, Walt Lesnefsky 201-567, Paul Zalewski 215-560, Dick Dodge 201-532, Bob Lyman 213-529, Max Stepien 205-511, nJim McHugh 505, Bob Rutkowski 489, Conrad Gomez 478, Rich Emans 477 and Jim Dodge 469. Red Barons and Cubs won points. Valley Lanes

Dec. 22 Bumper Mixed: Team Rooster, Dolpins and Danylak’s won two points. Thunder & Lightning and Strikes ‘R Us won one point.

Night Mixed: winning points were: 18 Hangings, The individual female high series was bowled by Champions Lounge and C&H Detailing won five points. Sophia Minor with a 205. She also had the individual Zawisky’s Decal and Bottlers won four points. Good female high game with a 108. The individual male high series was bowled by Kaleb Zawisky with a 192. Motors and Half and Half won one point. The high team series was bowled by 18 Hangings with a 2431. He also had the individual male high game with a The high team series was bowled by Feel Good 105. Motors with a 825. Other scores were: Matthew Danylak 86-74-160, The individual female high series was bowled by Joey Danylak 96-86-182, Memphis Weirsky 83-71-154, Kecia Wilkins with a 470. She also had the individual Wyatt Weirsky 75-67-142, Julie DeCandis 77-69-146, female high game with a 181. The individual male Kaleb Zawisky 87, Athan Dragwa 90-89-179, Isaac high series was bowled by Paul Magnotta with a 675. Wilmot 90-64-154, Lila Gigliotti 70-68-138, Johnny Gigliotti 76-57-133, Jocelyn Shepard 64-60-124, The individual male high game was bowled Gary Tokash with a 247. Landon Shepard 76-57-133, Sophia Minor 97, Mercede Noldy 78-72-150, A.J. Kearney 71-92-163, Elias Winowich 72-70-142. Seventh- through 12th-Grade Mixed: Team Me and Strike Out won four points. Team 7 and Split Happens won two points. The individual female high series was bowled by Aniesa Dragwa with a 577. She also had the individual female high game with a 204. The individual male high series was bowled by Anthony DiBlasi with a 532 while the individual male high game was 211 bowled by Jaiden Rosar. Other scores were: Jenna Eldred 103, Logan Fuga 123-164-179-466, Jaiden Rosar 138-154-503, Nicolina Broskoskie 131-167-166-464, Aniesa Dragwa 203-170, Nick DeCandis 109-128-111-348, Cole DeCandis 112-147-163-422, Adam Blake 165-174170-509, Anthony DiBlasi 170-179-183, Nathan Gallup 128-108-102-338, Mike Danylak 107-100-139346, Alexis Koch 92-93, Maggie McGurrin 104-104, Erika Hollis 131-166-386, P. J. Winowich 106, Jeremy Schermerhorn 156-139-1126-421, Josh Castellani 202-179-125-506 and Matt Tomaine 116-131-154401. Third- through Sixth-Grade Mixed: The “4” Stooges and Dark Knights won three points. Pinguins won two points. Where’s Josh? won one point. The individual female high series was bowled by Zoey Zimorowicz with a 441. She also had the individual female high game with a 167. The individual male high series was bowled by Kaden Zimoworicz with a 341 while the undividual male high game was 134 bowled by Connor Sansky. Other scores were: Madison Colazzo 57, Dannica Winowich 38, Wyatt Winowich 58, Collin Hollis 116, Robert Warfield 88-35, Logan BARBER oving torage VanLeuven 83-91, Aaron The Original Rabel Bros. Dragwa 86-87, Connor Edward W. Rabel Sansky 112-338, Aidan H aircuts “Keeping Scranton On The Move For Over A Century.” Dragwa 106-111-1161006 Main St. • Peckv kville, PA MOVING & STORAGE 333, Noah Pittsman Joe Mazzoni 570-383-27772 LOW INDEPENDENT RATES 72-58-70-200, Lliam Barbering For Men & Boys 1332 Main St., Dickson City 800 E. Scott St., Olyphant Over 40 years experience • No appointment necesssary Hepplewhite 99-83, 570-489-5121 • 570-489-5168 Joshua Bivins 92, Zoey Zimorowicz 124-150, Kaden Zimorowicz 109333, Alex DeCandis 1231315 Crestwood Drive • Archbald, PA 18403 121-311 and Jayden Cabinets Touched-Up, Restored, Painted. Ceramic, amic Porcelain & Vinyl Tile Tile, Dombrowski 116-99-98Hardwood & Laminate Flooring, STEEL, Fiberglass & Composite Regrouting & Custom Showers, 313. DOORS Wood-Grained. Small Plumbing Repairs Dec. 23 Columns: FAUX Marble or Granite Owner & Installer 57 - 7 - 7 5 Upper Valley Sunday


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