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CMYK He can do what?!

For a fun fact about this creature and to find out what else showed up at Tunkhannock’s River Day, see Page 5.



A close MATCH See Page 13 to find out who won titles at The Mixed Doubles Club Championship at the Scranton Tennis Club.

An edition of The Times Leader

Wilkes-Barre, Clarks Summit, Pa. Pa.

Paving on Old South Abington Road, Montrose Avenue, Gravel Pond Road, Snyder Street and White Birch Road should begin in six weeks.

BELOW RIGHT: Zachary Hopfer, 8, Tunkhannock feeds a butterfly Gatorade using a long cotton swab during his visit to Creekside Gardens July 15.

BY CORY BURRELL Abington Journal Correspondent


Taking flight By Stephanie Elko Abington Journal Correspondent


undreds of delicate monarch butterflies will take flight within the next few months and begin their great migration south to Mexico for winter. Because the live just two to three weeks, along the journey they must stop to lay eggs on milkweed plants to pave the way for a new generation. Most won’t make it. Deforestation in Mexico is de-

stroying butterfly habitat and without milkweed, the monarch will fly until they either find it or die. Kevin and Sherri Kukuchka, owners of the Butterfly House located at 4 Village Lane Tunkhannock at Creekside Gardens, opened an outdoor habitat to the public July 6. It will remain open until Sept. 15.

Habitat owners hope to help butterflies on their migration path

See flight, Page 5

Pie event a slice of ‘Americana’

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RIGHT: Butterflies are fed a variety of fruits, including watermelon at Creekside Gardens, Tunkhannock.



Activities slated for Christy Mathewson Days

Keystone College in La Plume and the Factoryville community will celebrate the 17th annual Christy Mathewson Days August 10 and 11. The festivities are held annually to honor Keystone alumnus, Hall of Fame pitcher and Factoryville native Christy Mathewson. This year’s celebration features a variety of new events lasting from early morning through evening at Keystone College, La Plume See Mathewson, Page 11

BY JOAN MEAD-MATSUI Abington Journal Correspondent

Construction of $250 million wind farm in Mehoopany $250 million. The facility, located on a 9,000-acre site some 20 miles northeast of Scranton, will have the capacity BP Wind Energy and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power to produce 141 MW of announced July 30 that the electricity, enough to power more than 40,000 Mehoopany Wind Farm homes. has moved into full conTo mark the launch of struction. On completion, it will be the largest wind construction, Congressman Tom Marino was joined by project in the state of state and local offiPennsylvania and represents a combined investment of approximately See Wind, Page 12

Project will be the largest wind farm in state

Good Ol’ Americana,” is how Martin Reynolds described the upcoming Trail Rotary Club “Favorite Pie Baking Contest/Auction.” For those famous for flaky crust or perfect meringue, Reynolds and his fellow Rotarians in Factoryville invite them to show off a favorite home-baked pie recipe Aug. 11, 6 to 8 p.m. The contest and auction will be held in conjunction with the annual Christy MathewABINGTON JOURNAL/FILE PHOTO son Days celebration in Factoryville. Mathewson, a A Christy Mathewson impersonnative of the town, was an ator samples a pie from the Rotary contest at a previous Christy American Major League baseball player elected into Mathewson Day event.

the Baseball Hall of Fame. Reynolds, the club vice president, got the ball rolling three years ago as a means to raise money for the Rotary’s annual scholarship program awarded each year to a student from Lackawanna Trail High School who shows a high degree of leadership and community involvement. “Three years ago we wanted to try something new and figured doing something food related was always a safe bet for a fundraiser,” said Reynolds. “The previous two years we’ve managed to raise about $200 for our annual scholarship fund…” See Slice, Page 11

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. – South Abington Township approved at the supervisor meeting July 23 an $185,000 bid from Popple Construction, Inc. to pave five roads in need of repairs. Township Manager David O’Neill said the township received eight bids for the project when it opened bidding July 20, ranging in cost from $185,000 to $236,000. O’Neill said upon reviewing the bids, the township recommended accepting the low bid from Popple Construction. Roads that will be repaved from the bid included all of Old South Abington Road, as well as portions of Montrose Avenue, Gravel Pond Road, Snyder Street and White Birch Road. O’Neill said construction will begin in approximately six weeks. He said the township’s remaining budget for paving funds is $160,000. To cover the additional costs, O’Neill said the township will tap into some of its capital reserves fund. The capital reserve holds $125,000 and was not budgeted for use in any projects this year. O’Neill said the roads deserve to be resurfaced, as they have not been redone in more than 10 years and the township receives constant complaints about potholes in those roads. “We went this far and these are roads that have been held off for several years,” O’Neill said. Later at the meeting, a motion to guarantee the Abington Regional Wastewater Authority bond issue, subject to final review, was unanimously approved. O’Neill said the Abington Regional Wastewater Authority, which is in the process of a $35 million project, asked the township for the guarantee because the interest on the bond issue will be lower with the township guarantee. Currently there is no resolution for the bond issue and it will be subject to a final review by the supervisors. O’Neill said that this guarantee is something that “always has been done in the past.” “It will cost our residents less in the long run,” O’Neill said. “We [the township] are

See Roads, Page 6

Fitness, puppies and fun, oh my! They’re under a rainbow, but it’s not The Land of Oz. For additional photos and info, see Page 22. Shown: Kate Jones and Keaton Lisk enjoy a parachute activity at a fundraiser for the Griffin Pond ABINGTON JOURNAL/ELIZABEH BAUMEISTER Animal Shelter.


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR REMINDERS Vendors Wanted: Juried Fine Art and Craft Festival, Nov. 16 and 17. Sponsored by the Eatonville United Methodist Church. Limited space is available. Applications are available at: Info: Clarks Green Borough encourages residents to apply for vacant council position. Interested individuals should e mail a cover letter and resume toinfo@clarksgreen.orgor drop them off at the Borough Building by Aug. 3. Bright Beginnings Preschool is now accepting 2012-2013 registrations for children ages three to five. The preschool is located in the Dalton United Methodist Church. Info: 563.1967. DAILY EVENTS August 1: Full Moon Hike, at Salt Springs Park. Come out and experience some unusual beauty and see Salt Springs Park in a “new light.” Info: 967.7275. Feathers, Furs and Tales, at the Endless Mountains Nature Center at 6:30 p.m. Nature Center Naturalist and Storyteller Rebecca Lesko will present a dramatic telling of stories of feathered and furry creatures. Attendees should bring a blanket or chair to sit in the yard. The program will move indoors if it rains. Cost: $5 for EMNC Stewards, $8 for all others. Register: or mail your contact information and check to Endless Mountains Nature Center, PO Box 536, Tunkhannock, PA, 18657. The Salvation Army 10th Annual Veterans Salute Open House, at The Salvation Army’s Ladore Conference Center, 398 South Street, Waymart, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes an American Legion service to honor past and present veterans, a classic cars and motorcycles display, pontoon boat rides on Lake Ladore, music by DJ “Rick Z—Piolot of the Airwaves”, coffee and donuts, flea market table, picnic lunch and more. Info/reservations: 488.6129.

Nicholson Bridge Day set

Alzheimer’s Association plans walk The Walk To End Alzheimer’s Committee met recently to discuss plans for its upcoming fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Walk. The fundraiser will be held at Wise Crackers Comedy Club at The Clarion, 300 Meadow Avenue in Scranton, Aug. 17 at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Three comedians will be featured: Emily Galati, Brian Scolaro and Yury. Admission for the event is $15 per person. For more info and tickets, call 570.822.6919, ext. 404. Shown, seated from left, are: Barbara Wilson, Alzheimer’s Association; Mary Supey, Maxim Healthcare and Marie Coyle, Hospice of the Sacred Heart. Standing: Sylvia Kolosinsky, Oakwood Terrace; Anita Guzek, Compassionate Care Hospice; Rhondi Nachlis, Muskey Financial; Jeanne Phillips, Riverside Health and Rehab; Krista DiRienzo, Visiting Nurses Association of Lackawanna County; and Maria Hastie, LIFE Geisinger.

newal of the Diocese of Scranton Conference, at The University of Scranton, continuing August 4 and 5. Conference speakers are Fr. Bob Hogan, Maria Vadia, Ralph Martin and Fr. Trevor Nathasingh. Info/ register: 344.2214, or write to CCR, PO Box 3306, Scranton, PA, 18505-0306.

August 4: Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Volunteer Meeting, at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton, at 11 a.m. Camera For A Cure: Breathe Easy, at the Quaker Steak and Lube on Commerce Blvd, Dickson City , from noon - 4 p.m. Event includes live music, games, basket raffles and a motorcycle show. Diners will receive a coupon that will allow Quaker Steak and Lube to donate 20% of their check (excluding tax, gratuity, and alcohol) to the Lung Cancer Alliance. Info: Holistic Moms Network of Wyoming Valley Open House, at Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Holistic Moms Network is a non-profit August 2: Our Lady of the support and resource network Snows and Church of St. Bene- for parents interested in holistic dict 20th Annual Country Bahealth and green living. Fathers zaar, on the grounds of the and Children are also invited to Church of St. Benedict, Newton attend. Info: 466.1347, Ransom Boulevard, continuing hmnwyomingvalley@hotthrough Aug. 4. or visit www.wyoMid-Summer Cello Music And Full Moon Labyrinth Walk, Myasthenia Gravis Support at Self Discovery Wellness Arts Group Meeting, at Allied SerCenter, Inc., 200 Lake Avenue, vices Charles Luger Outpatient Montrose, at 6:30 p.m. Cost: Center, Community Room at 11 Public admission is $20 and for a.m. Guest Kayla Morgiewicz, members, $15. RSVP (request- Senior Student of Nutrition at ed): 278.9256 or wellMarywood University, will Info: speak on the benefits of proper nutrition and how it affects August chronic illness. Info: 3: Catholic Charismatic Re570.687.6009 or 877.596.1491.

Newton golf tourney set for August 25 A golf tournament to benefit The Newton Recreation Center will be held Aug. 25 at 8 a.m., rain or shine, at Summit Hills Golf Course. The format will be Shotgun Start/Captain and Crew. The cost is $70 per person, which includes green fee, cart, dinner and prizes. Prizes include Longest Drive and Closet to the Pin for Men and Women. For more information, contact Diana McDonald at 587.3083 or the Newton Recreation Center at 586.7808.


August 5: Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Volunteers at Petsmart, from noon to 3 p.m. Must be over 18 to participate. Info: 842.8334. 12th Annual Music in the Park, behind the Clifford Fireman’s Fairgrounds, Route 106, Clifford, from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Begins with worship service with Keith Andrew Grim, followed by contemporary and traditional Christian music from musicians such as Lenoxville Band, Spark Gospel Singers, Gospeliers, Black Sage, Lisa Burke, Jim Reeves, Danny Coleman, Chester Delameter, John Swierczak, Matt Mattero and Breakin’ the Bondage Blues Band. Also clown, face painting and youth games. Refreshments will be for sale and participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.Lithuanian Heritage Day, at the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum from noon to 5 p.m. Features a film showing of the 21st century opera Julius as performed in Vilnius, Lithuania; a live music performance by Maryte Bizinkauskas, Lithuanian American Soprano, accompanied by pianist Michael N. McAndrew; a Travelogue presentation of a Journey to Lithuania by Ann Marie Lasky and family; and an exhibit chronicling a Lithuanian Coal Miner by Carol Gargan. Cost: $5. Info: 963.4804. Nature Ramble with Rebecca Lesko, at 6:30 p.m. at Endless Mountain Nature Center (EMNC). EMNC’s Director and Naturalist will wander the forest looking for animal signs and at the health of the plants, and search the trees along the river for bald eagles and other birds. Recomended for adults and children first grade and above accompanied by an adult. Par-



ticipants are invited to bring binoculars. Cost: $5 or free for EMNC Stewards. Jewish Food Festival, at the Scranton Cultural Center at 5:30 p.m. Menu includes a smorgashbord of ethnic dishes from Eastern Europe, Lower East Side and The Middle East. Also features a performance by actor and comedian Elon Gold. Info/ tickets: 587.3300. August 6: Factoryville Shade Tree Commission Meeting,in the Factoryville Public Library, 161 College Avenue at 6 p.m. Agenda includes scheduling streets in Factoryville that will have clearance and maintenance pruning done for sidewalk and road clearance. All borough streets will be evaluated for need for pruning and prioritized. Dead tree to be removed at Christy Mathewson Park will also be discussed. Info: 954.6755. August 7: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Northeastern Pa Affiliate Meeting, at Hampton Inn at Montage Mountain at 6:30 P.M. New volunteers welcome. PSWS Student Fundraiser for Children’s Advocacy Center, at Kildare’s in Scranton from 7 to 9 p.m. Includes drinks, appetizers, music by local disc jockey Deb Wilson, and various raffles and prizes. Half of all the proceeds collected at the door, as well as all money received from the baskets and the 50/50 raffles, will be donated to the Children’s Advocacy Center. Cost: $20 at the door. For additional community event listings, see

Plans are being finalized by the Nicholson Women’s Club for the 97th Anniversary of the Nicholson Bridge, also known as the Tunkhannock Viaduct. Main Street, Nicholson will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and more than 50 vendors will sell hand-crafted items, collectibles, food and more. The Nicholson’s Women’s Club, in cooperation with the Masons, will serve chicken barbecue starting at 11 a.m. Artists ages 16 and older are invited to participate in an art contest, to be judged on Bridge Day. The subject of the entered paintings should be the

Nicholson Bridge or any other historical building in town. Entries must be matted or mounted and may not be larger than 16 by 20 inches. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. Applications must be made by August 10. For an application and/or details, contact Ann Miner at 570.942.5023 or Various bands will perform throughout the day, and other activities and live entertainment will be provided. Details for a bicycle and tricycle decorating contest can be obtained by calling 942.6747.

Museum goes online Steamtown National Historic Site’s museum collection began a new journey – to cyberspace. The public can now search more than 7,700 catalog records and 10,000 images related to railroading at the National Park Service Web Catalog by visiting the Park’s website at and clicking on the “Collections” link in the “History & Culture” section. The Web Catalog is an online database that provides access to thousands of records and images from the National Park Service (NPS) museum collections. NPS museum collections include diverse disciplines and have unique

associations with park cultural and natural resources, eminent figures, and park histories. Online visitors can perform simple or advanced searches by keyword, park name, object name, people, places, and date. This project is an ongoing initiative of the NPS Museum Management Program. The records found in this database vary in the level of detail, and records and images will be updated and added on a continued basis. As Steamtown NHS and other parks continue to process their museum collections, additional objects and documents will become accessible to the public. For details, call 570.340.5196

Rotary announces Taste event The Rotary Club of the Abingtons announced it will host its Seventh Annual Taste of the Abingtons Sept. 23 at the Inn at Nichols Village Hotel and Spa from 5 to 8 p.m. Dozens of local restaurants and eateries will provide spe-

cialty food items of their choice under one roof. The event offers the opportunity to sample food, enjoy entertainment and mingle. Tickets are $25 and can be obtained from any Rotary Club of the Abingtons member or by calling 586.3135.

The Quietmen play acoustic songs from 1950s and up, as well as Irish ballads and singalongs. Shown, from left: Molly Malone, Danny Ratchford, Jamie Ratchford, Paddy Ratchford

Enjoy the sounds of summer with The Quietmen

The Dalton Business and Professional Organization is sponsoring a free concert in Dalton. The Quietmen will perform under the pavilion beginning at 7 p.m. August 3 at the Dalton Streamside Park on Mill Street. The Quietmen originated in Scranton, grew up in Dalton, and now play everywhere from the Poconos to the New Jersey Shore, Northern Virginia and beyond. The band plays acoustic songs from the 1950s up to the new classics of today, with a good measure of Irish singalongs and ballads mixed in. All are invited to come out, sing along and join the “Quietmania.”

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In the market for fresh flavors Vendors at the Essential Eating Farmers market had offerings for shoppers July 19. The market is open yearround on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and offers a variety of locally produced products such as maple syrup, organic eggs, safe meats, organic vegetables and fruit, organic seedlings, plants, cut flowers, sprouted artisan breads, scones, cookies and more.

Sam Bullock with his foods from Bullock’s Back Acher’s Farms in Rome, Pa. This is his fourth year at the Essential Eating Farmers Market.

Bret Morris, right, and intern Jack Relleva, left, with their food stand from Hunlock Creek CSA at Skoloff Valley Farm.


Dalton explains free alerts BY BEN FREDA Abington Journal Correspondent

A vendor offers potatoes and carrots at the market July 19.


Holly Regan with her children, from left, William, Carly and Rachel at the Essential Eating Farmers Market.

Matt Severson of Mockingbird Bakery displays some fresh breads for the afternoon crowds at the Essential Eating Farmers Market.

Susan Carroll, left, talks with Ellen Jagger, right, about her organic foods from Safford Farm at the Essential Eating Farmers Market.

Citizens celebrate BY GERARD E. NOLAN Abington Journal Correspondent

More than 40 people became U.S. citizens July 20 at the federal courthouse in Scranton. The group, which included Clarks Summit resident Mihai Florian Neagu and his wife Andreea Neagu, formerly of Romania, took the Oath of Citizenship, the completion of the naturalization process. The process includes an application, an interview and tests in English and civics, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website. Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Blewitt presided over the ceremony. Mihai Florian Neagu was one newly naturalized citizen selected to speak at the ceremony. A few days afterward, he shared his thoughts on becoming a citizen. “The most excit-

ing was probably the ceremony. It took us a bit over five years, as we were permanent residents, and we had to wait at least five years until we could apply for citizenship,” he said. Mihai Florian Neagu explained one reason he and his wife decided to move to the United States. “We could actually come and see how it is without having to jump through any hoops to get the visas. It isn’t easy to get resident visas and we just got them.” In attendance at the ceremony were the Scranton chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the League of Women Voters of Lackawanna County and the color guard of the Peckvile VFW PA ShopaDavey Post 6082. Newly-minted citizens were given American flags and provided the opportunity to register to vote.

Shown, from left, are wife and husband Andreea Neagu, far left, and Mihai Neagu, with District Adjudication Officer Andrew Garcia, center.

Shown, first row, from left: Sarah Pineiro, Lily Whetsell, Kaelee Whipple, James Fay and Hannah Hricko. Second row: Rebecca Hricko, Charissa Hricko and MariKay VanFleet.

TMG Health expands

Local 4-H members place in regional fashion revue Eight Lackawanna County 4-H textile science members from the Glenburn Sewing Club recently competed in the regional 4-H fashion revue in Montrose. Those members were: Hannah, Rebecca and Charissa Hricko, Nicholson; and James Fay, Sarah Pineiro, MariKay Van Fleet, Lily Whetsell and Kaelee Whipple, Clarks Summit. More than 50 members from Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Bradford, Sullivan, Tioga and Wyoming Counties were judged with their garments in appearance, fit, design, and fashion and construction techniques. In addition, participants attended workshops on modeling and sewing notions,

DALTON - Firefighter Mark Sujkowski told the board at the Dalton Borough Council meeting July19, about the new Wireless Emergency Alert, which sends texts about the weather via cell phone. It sends warning for tsunamis, hurricanes, ice storms, dust storms, he said. “It’s a FEMA Department Homeland Security alert that’s being put out for weather alerts,” said Sujkowski. “They’re free of charge, and they’re location specific so you’ll only get messages that are pertinent to the area you’re in, not your home.” “You may start seeing these mysterious messages popping up on your phone when the severe weather is coming,” he stated. “It also includes presidential and AMBER alerts.” In other business, board member Bill Montgomery mentioned that Dalton’s total access of liabilities and equity amount to $331,636.85. “It looks like we’re doing pretty good right now,” said Montgomery. In public forum, Lackawanna County communications coordinator Rick Notari talked about upcoming events. First, he announced the annual 3-on-3 basketball festival, which will take place at Courthouse Square and Wyoming Avenue in Scranton August 3, 4 and 5. “It’s going to start Friday with some celebrity games,” said Notari. “I believe Commissioner (Jim) Wansacz is going to play the game, his team against Mayor (Chris) Doherty’s team.” Notari also said that this event is in conjunction with the 8th annual Scranton Jazz Festival, which will be held on the same weekend, but at the Radisson Hotel and other venues throughout the city. Notari also told the board that Scranton Yankees tickets are being sold for $100 in groups of four. “The Yankees and the County are offering seats to any little local league or softball league for free,” he mentioned. “You need to contact Joe Villano, the stadium operations director.”

and created blankets for Project Linus which distributes them to children in need. The event included a program about the history of 4-H sewing in recognition of the 100th anniversary of Pennsylvania 4-H. The day concluded with a fashion show after which honor awards were given. Six Lackawanna County members received recognition for their outstanding work. Whetsell was named winner and Whipple was given honorable mention in the junior wearable division year 1 category. Hannah Hricko received honorable mention in the junior wearable year 2 division. Rebecca Hricko was named a

winner and Charissa Hricko and MariKay VanFleet were named alternates in the senior division. Since placing in the senior division, Rebecca, Charissa and MariKay will be representing the region at the state fashion revue held on the main campus of Penn State University Aug. 8 and will be competing against 4-H members from across the state for the top 12 places. During the event, they will attend workshops and model their handmade garments for judging. The 4-H clothing program is sponsored by Penn State Extension. It teaches youth ages eight to 19 clothing construction skills as well as increases their self-esteem, poise and confidence.

TMG Health, the leading national provider of expert solutions for health plans in the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and Managed Medicaid markets, hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony July 20 at the Company’s new National Operations Center in the Valley View Business Park, 25 Lakeview Drive, Jessup. The three-story, 150,000 square foot facility will house up to 1,250 employees, combining the company’s Dunmore Operations Center and Scranton Data Center under one roof. The site, owned by Lex Jessup L.P. and developed by Verus Partners and SLIBCO, has future expansion capabilities of 60,000 square feet, which would be able to accommodate up to 250 additional employees for the company. TMG Health is a national provider of expert solutions for Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and Managed Medicaid plans.






C.S. Borough recycling reminder


The Sandvik company picnic planning committee poses at the picnic, which took place at Lackawanna State Park.

Sandvik employees celebrate picnic

Lackawanna State Park was the destination July 15 for more than 150 Sandvik employees to come together outside of their work environment for a company sponsored picnic to celebrate and honor the worldwide 150th Anniversary Celebration. The picnic was open to all Sandvik and Pexco employees and their families. It was catered by Barrett’s in Archbald and ice

cream was provided by Bitty Bill’s. Although the rain clouds decided to make a few appearances, it did not stop employees and their families from having a day of activities, including face painting, games and swimming. Sandvik Materials Technology is a worldwide company with more than 40,000 employees; it has a location in Clarks Summit.

My name is ... Billie

Clarks Summit Borough residents are asked to remember Single Stream Recycling has begun weekly. Containers can hold both paper and commingled. A recycling sticker must be on the container. The recycling sticker must face the street for pickup.

Comedy show to raise funds for Alzheimer’s The “Walk To End Alzheimer’s” Committee met recently to discuss plans for its upcoming fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Walk. The fundraiser will be held at Wise Crackers Comedy Club at The Clarion, 300 Meadow Avenue in Scranton August17. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show will begin at 9 p.m. Three comedians will be featured: Emily Galati, Brian Scolaro and Yury. Event cost is $15 per person. For more info and tickets, please contact Brenda Colbert at 822.6919, ext. 404.

Name: Billie Age: Adult Sex: Male Breed: Terrier mix About me: I’m affectionate and friendly. I walk well on a leash and might be housebroken. I’m compatible with other dogs and seem to enjoy the company of cats. Remember to contact the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter at 586.3700 if your pet is lost or goes astray.

The Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd., Clarks Summit, is open for the adoption of pets from noon to 4:30 p.m., daily. Wish list items are always appreciated, especially cat litter and paper towels.

Adopt a cage at the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter for one month and your $20 donation will go toward care and feeding of the animal in that cage for the month you choose. A card will be placed on the cage identifying the sponsor for that month. Send the following Adopt-a-Cage information, including name, address, city, state and zip, phone number, sponsor month, choice of dog, cat or small animal cage and how you would like your sponsor card to appear, along with $20 for each cage to The Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd., Clarks Summit, PA 1841 1.




Nadine Daley and Connor Barlow touch a corn snake while learning fun facts about him from Elizabeth Gayle, of the Ross Park Zoo.

Elizabeth Gayle, from the Ross Park Zoo, holds Army the Armadillo and talks about his rare ability to close his shell completely.


Shown from left: Joann Carr and her mother, Anna Mae Pritchyk two long-time volunteers at the food tent.

OLS Bazaar to celebrate 20 year anniversary BY ROBERT TOMKAVAGE

The 20th Annual Our Lady of the Snows Country Bazaar will be a milestone for the parish and its volunteers. The event will take place August 2 and 3, from 6 to 11 p.m. and August 4, from 5 to 11 p.m. on the grounds of the Church of St. Benedict, Newton Ransom Blvd. Joann Carr and her family have been volunteering at the bazaar since its inception in 1993. “(It’s) The sense of family that you get from people you meet for the first time and who stay together throughout all the years,” Carr said of what she enjoys most. “It’s three days of having fun with people who are like your family and I’m blessed to have worked with my parents, who sat on the church’s Cross Committee and started the food tent as a way to pay for the cross in the church. The food tent was the beginning of the bazaar and it has grown over the years.” Carr’s mother Anna Mae Pritchyk, late father Joe Pritchyk, sister- inlaw Margo Pritchyk and two nephews Joey and Jake Pritchyk have also volunteered at the tent over the years. “It’s a big milestone year,” co-chair Trip Crow-

ley said. According to Crowley, live entertainment will take the stage each night. The Wannabees will perform on Thursday, The Poets on Friday and Picture Perfect Saturday. There will also be musical performances inside Café Mocha all three nights. In addition, there will be games for children. A wide variety of food will be available, including roast beef, hot wings, hamburgers, hot dogs, clams and other seafood, fried dough, haluski, pasta, Montdale ice cream and Down Home pudding. Crowley said he enjoys the bazaar because of the family-like atmosphere. “It’s a nice opportunity to bring parishioners, family and friends together,” Crowley said. “It’s a night out and it’s good to see people you haven’t seen in a while and catch up with old friends.” Crowley has been volunteering at the bazaar for about 12 years and enjoys giving his time for the benefit of the community. “It’s a nice feeling to pitch in and help raise money for the church,” he said. “It has really become dependent on this money in recent years to help fund the youth group and other organizations. The bazaar is an excellent way to raise money.”


Caleb and Kaley Kondraski paint on a canvas set up by Amy and Steve Colley, Artists in Residence at the Dietrich Theater.

Busy river bank A board of photos assembled by the Tunkhannock Tree Association states: “The restoration of Riverside Park is the image of the selfless volunteer spirit. Tunkhannock Cub Pack 518 members and their fathers worked tirelessly to collect flood debris scattered everywhere in the park. Tunkhannock Tree Association used their expertise to straighten and stake trees that were bent and twisted by the flooding.” It references the flood that occurred Sept., 2011.

Bazaar sponsors, shown, first row, from left: Paul Bartoletti, CareGivers America, LLC; Trip Crowley, Fidelity Bank, Bazaar co-chair; Jeff Smith, Gerrity’s Supermarket; Msgr. James McGarry, Pastor Our Lady of Snows Parish. Second row: Fr. Jeffrey Tudgay, Atty. Robert Sheils, Sheils Law Associates, PC; Chris O’Boyle, O’Boyle Real Estate, LLC. Absent from photo: Mary Jo Pasqualichio, Bazaar Co- Chair; Chris Calvey, Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., Joe and Marjorie Adcroft, Krispy Kreme.

ABOVE: Dr. Peter Petokas holds out Melvin, the Hellbender, for a photo. The Hellbender species lives in the Susquehanna River and Petokas researches them. BELOW: Ariana and Gabe Keally roar and show off their tiger face paints.

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As a way to observe the beauty of summer by the Susquehanna and the region’s natural resources, the Dietrich Theater, Riverside Park and a variety of environmental agencies hosted Celebrate Summer at the (RivRiver er Day) at Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park July 28.

mouthparts. The normally subsist on nectar from flowers. Continued from Page 1 But they also will eat any type of mushy fruit such as “People will have the bananas, nectarines and opportunity to see hunwatermelon. This does not dreds of Pa. native buttermean butterflies will invade flies and specifically the a backyard picnic, but befull life cycle of the moncause Creekside Gardens is arch butterfly which includes the eggs, caterpillars an enclosed area with limited nectar from flowers, and chrysalises. Less than butterflies are attracted to two percent of monarch the fruit there. butterflies will survive Also visitors at Creekside through eggs to adulthood. Gardens are invited to feed Our habitat seeks to inbutterflies using a cotton crease their chances by swab dipped in red Gatkeeping spiders and other orade. Just like humminginsects in check,” Kevin birds, the butterflies are Kukuchka said. attracted to the color red According to Julie Onaand the sweetness of the back, an employee at drink, said Onaback. Creekside Gardens, monEntrance into the flight arch butterflies exit their chrysalises at full size with house is $3 for adults and a wing span of 3 inches. To $1 for children. Groups are eat, they use a proboscis, or welcome but are encouraged to call beforehand. an elongated appendage Every other Thursday at from the head, with tubular

5:30 p.m., Creekside Gardens hosts a Little Sprouts program for children between the ages of 5 and 12 and will continue throughout the year. Those younger than 5 are welcome to attend as long as they are accompanied by a parent. Children plant flowers and vegetables, learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and participate in arts and crafts. The habitat will host various events until September. Owners Kevin and Sherri Kukuchka will host a mini butterfly release day Sept. 13 for the Little Sprouts and parents are invited to attend for a barbecue. The final release day is Sept. 15 where they will set free approximately 700 butterflies. The day prior the Butterfly House will be closed to prepare. Kevin Kukuchka encour-

aged people to get involved in preserving the butterfly habitats. According to him, milkweed and nectar sources are declining not only because of deforestation in Mexico but because of the development and the widespread use of herbicides in croplands, pastures and road sides. For those interested in helping preserve the habitat for butterflies, he suggested planting either native or tropical milkweed. Some may prefer the tropical plant because it grows annually. The habitat is run through a program offered by University of Kansas. Anyone can get involved, including businesses and schools. People can set one up in the backyard. For more information on creating a habitat visit: http://


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From left: Mitzi Gesiello, Marilyn Malinoski and Frank Malinoski enjoy bingo at St. Joseph’s Festival July 28.

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the ones to pay the budget. If we’re going to be paying it, we might as well save money and guarantee it.” The supervisors also received an update on the sewer project near Shady Lane Road. The township has finished work on the Morgan Highway side and will begin working on the bridge. The project is also ahead of schedule by at least a day. O’Neill said the township originally received an outside bid for approximately $55,000 for this project, but the township’s own work crew stepped up to do it themselves, saving the township $30,000. “Our guys are doing this at a substantial discount,” O’Neill said. “They are doing a great job.”

Every year during the was hosted July 27-29. For more information last full weekend in July, St.Joseph’s Summer Fes- http://www.stjosephtival draws thousands of people to the campus at Marywood University. The Festival, which is sponsored by St.Joseph’s Auxiliary, also WE’LL HELP YOU plays host to WNEPTV’s Telethon. Saturday evening, Joe Snedeker completes his “Go Joe” bike ride for St.Joseph’s by arriving at the Festival grounds. This year it


From left, Cameron Cohowicz and Nico Bossi watch as Sienna Bossi plays a game at St. Joseph’s Festival July 28.

‘Girls’ Night’ to benefit Marley’s BY PETER SALVA Abington Journal Correspondent

SCRANTON- Julie Sidoni of WNEP and Selena from FROGGY 101 will host “the ultimate slumber party” to benefit Marley’s Mission. A “Girls’ Night In” at the Hilton Conference Center in Scranton, August 17 will raise fund for the non-profit provider of free equine-based therapy to children who have experienced trauma. Recently, Marley’s Mission relocated to Newton Township. The “Girls’ Night In” will help keep therapy there free of charge and will also benefit construction of the new facilities. Selena of FROGGY 101 said, “This is the perfect excuse for ladies to grab their girlfriends, say goodbye to the men and party. It’s going to be the ultimate slumber party for girls.” Men are more than welcome to support the event through donations, but like most slumber parties, attendance will be “Girls’ Only.” And men will miss out on a lot. The event will feature swimming, a spray tanning booth, a DJ, Zumba, massages and “chick flicks.” There will also be visits from area vendors and specialty drinks available. According to Selena, the event promises to go on until at least midnight and pajamas are welcome. All proceeds will benefit Marley’s Mission. Cost of $109, which include taxes, entrance into vendor/ shopping area and buffet breakfast. Attendees must be 21 and older. The party/shopping starts at 7 p.m. For reservations 70.343.3000.


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Teams ‘rise’ in market Five teams from Lackawanna Trail High School in Factoryville and a team from Our Lady of Peace School in Clarks Green were recognized for their expertise and knowledge of the stock market in the 2011-2012 Stock Market Game conducted by The Honesdale National Bank Center for Economic Education at The University of Scranton. The Stock Market Game is a 10-week simulation where students from three grade categories (4-6, 7-8, 9-12) invest an imaginary $100,000 by buying stocks, bonds and mutual funds listed on the major securities exchanges. The Stock Market Game helps students build skills, such as knowledge of how the financial markets operate, mathematics and decision-making skills. Eleven other Centers for Economic Education in Pennsylvania participate in the Stock Market Game with students and teachers in their regions. Student teams that finished first, second and third in their grade categories from the area served by the Honesdale National Bank Center for Economic Education at The University of Scranton Center are invited to attend an annual pizza party and awards ceremony. Among those recognized at this year’s event were five teams from Lackawanna Trail High School. These teams were the first and second-place teams from the 7-8 grade level from the fall 2011 competition, which had final portfolio values of $130,355 and $102,779 respectively, and the first, second and thirdplace teams from 7-8 grade level from the first spring 2012 competition, which had final portfolio values of $125,476; $113,845 and $113,254 respectively. A team from Our Lady of Peace School was the first-place team from the 4-6 grade level from the first spring 2012 competition, which had a final portfolio value of $121,866. The Honesdale National Bank and Prudential Investments are cosponsors of the ceremony. The Stock Market


Shown are winning students with Vice-Principal Eduardo Antonetti, standing in the back row, at right and Dr. Dipti Pancholy, second row, second from left.

AHMS Science Fair 2012: Recipients of a perfect score Abington Heights Middle School organized a science fair during the spring semester of 2012. For the past several years, the Parent Teacher Association coordinated a Science fair to encourage inquisitiveness . Principal Michael Elia, Vice Principal Eduardo Antoinetti, PTA Co-Chairs Penny Myers, Karen Kane and Penny Musto, Dipti S. Pancholy, MD, Sixth Grade Science Teacher Dave Perrotti and teacher Barbara Moss agreed the students 0would enjoy the challenge. The judges, Abington Heights High School students Cole Srebro, Evan Eckersley, Andy Medina, Joseph Marciano, Bethany Stevens, Sarah Pietrzykowski, Maitri Pancholy, Salomey Mensah, Angelica Reynolds and Peggy Tung,, were trained by Barabara Moss, Advanced Placement Biology instructor. Students who participated were asked to go beyond reporting on a topic of interest, and construct a hypothesis or theory, test the theory several times and gather the results in an organized way and come to a conclusion. Then, they were to communicate their results attractively for judging at the science fair. The four-month effort was rewarded by the voluntary participation of 117 students which is nearly 15 percent of the entire student body. A perfect score of 10 was achieved by 35 percent of the 117 students who participated.

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PSWS presents honors Each year, Penn State Worthington Scranton honors and recognizes student leaders, volunteers and groups for their contributions to the campus and community at an awards event. This year, Dr. Mary-Beth Krogh-Jespersen, campus chancellor, presented this year’s Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award to Heather Konrad, Bloomsburg. Assistant Director Programs, Unions and Student Activities Matthew Nied presented the Patrick J. Rose Award for Excellence in Student Leadership and Service to Nisherag Gandhi, New Jersey. The Greater Scranton Penn State Chapter’s Pride of Lions Award was presented to Allison DeWitt, Lake Winola. The campus also recognized student clubs and their members for their work and contributions, including: Lion Ambassadors, Linde Family Business Mentoring Program, THON, Student Activity Fee Committee, Student Government Association, and others.

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NEPA Networkers met for a mixer at Nichol’s Village July 19. First row, from left, are: Tim McLain, Associate, DxDempsey Architecture; Kathy Rowinski, Home Care Specialist, Loving Care Agency; Tina Dolgash, CEO, Peoples Choice Federal Credit Union; Amanda Sheptak, Paralegal, John J. McGovern, Esq. CPA; Karla Porter, Director, The Arc of Luzerne County. Back row: Bob Courtright, Owner, Courtright & Associates; Brian Phillips, Owner, Harvis Inc.; Pat Kobela, Owner KK Media Partners; Jude McDonough, Financial Consultant, First Liberty Wealth Management. Absent from photo: Cory Casacci, Sales & Leasing Consultant, Motorworld; Tim Maloney, Attorney, Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP; Marty Wolff, Marty Wolff Business Solutions.

NEPA Networkers preserving jobs Matt Pirolli from CCY Henklemen said, “If you’re looking to get out there and The NEPA Networkers met July 19 for their quar- make an impression, you terly mixer at Nichols Vil- have to go out and do it. And opportunities like this lage Hotel and Spa in South Abington Township. one will be beneficial.” Mixers are held in LuThe group focuses on busizerne and Lackawanna ness recruitment through social networking, specifi- counties. Approximately 70 people attended the July cally on LinkedIn, for the 19 mixer, including people area of NEPA. There are currently more than 2,200 representing companies members online; some are from almost every career business owners recruiting choice available. Bob Courtright, board or looking to promote member, said the group has themselves. Other membeen a success overall bers are job seekers lookbecause of the energy that ing to make connections the people bring to the and meet people. BY STEPHANIE ELKO Abington Journal Correspondent

event. Companies can advertise for free and people are recommended to come to the events to find a job. “If you’re interested in keeping the youth in NEPA, attend and bring high school graduates so they can be aware of the opportunities in the area,” said Tina Dolgash, board member and CEO of People’s Choice Federal Credit Union. To find out more about the group search online for Northeast PA Networkers under “Group” on

NEWTON TWP - After years of preaching many miles from Northeast Pa., Pastor Don Morgantini and his wife Rita are back in town to serve the Lord at Country Alliance Church. Originally from West Pittston, Pastor Morgantini ministered in Georgia and southeastern Pa. before becoming Country Alliance Church new pastor Nov. 1, 2011. Prior to these events, he has been a friend of Country Alliance Church since its inception in 1983. “When the church was being formed, several men from some of the other Alliance churches canvassed the area in Newton Ransom, and knocked on the doors. Pastor Don was one of those men,” said Country Alliance Church member, Joyce Degilio, who is also a longtime friend of Pastor Morgantini and his wife. “I knew Rita from Alliance Women. She attended at that time the West Pittston Alliance Church, and we’ve seen each other at different functions. So, it was like homecoming.” The Morgantinis started living for God when they owned a Christian Bookstore located in Wyoming, Pa. “We met a lot of nice folks there, and we were able to minister there to them,” said Pastor Morgantini. “We prayed with them and counseled with them. After a few years in the bookstore, we felt the Lord’s leading that we should get into full-time ministry. So, we sold the bookstore, and moved to Toccoa, Ga. in 1989.” In 1990, Pastor Morgantini became assistant pastor at the


Originally from West Pittston, Pastor Don Morgantini served in Georgia and southeastern Pa. before becoming Country Alliance Church new pastor Nov. 1, 2011. Prior to these events, he has been a friend of Country Alliance Church since its inception in 1983.

campus church of Toccoa Falls College for two and a half years. Then, he was a senior pastor at Gainesville Alliance Church in Gainesville, Ga. in 1994 for two years. In 1996, he and his wife moved back to Pennsylvania, where he served as senior pastor at Twin Valley Alliance Church in Williamstown until 2010. The Morgantinis live in Mountaintop and commute to Country Alliance Church. They have parents of three and grandparents of five. “We’re happy to be in the Newton area,” said Pastor Morgantini. “We’re really glad to share the Good News with people and to build the body of Christ through our church. Country Alliance Church is a caring and loving church, where we all can come, worship and find fellowship.” “On behalf of the congregation, we’re thrilled to have Pastor Don and Rita here,” said Degilio. Pastor Morgantini is currently conducting a Sermon Series, which began July 29 and will run for seven weeks. The Sermon Series reviews

the Seven Core Values of the Alliance and how they motivate each Alliance church to impact its area and regionfor Christ. On July 29, Pastor Morgantini talked about the first core value, which is “Lost People Matter to God.” On August5, he will discuss “Prayer is the Primary Work of God’s People.” He will continue to address one core value per week until week seven which he will present at a Sunday Worship Service at Country Alliance Church at 10 a.m. “It’s our church DNA in the Christian Missionary Alliance,” Pastor Morgantini said about the core values. “Because of those core values, that’s why we do mission and outreach and evangelism.” The Morgantinis and the congregation look forward to meeting lots of folks and making lots of friends. “I thank the Lord for the abilities that he’s given me to minister the church,” said Rita Morgantini. “His faithfulness to me has been my strength. “When God has worked in our lives, he opens doors in places we never imagined,” she added about not expecting a call from Country Alliance Church to give Pastor Morgantini a phone interview. On August 26, Pastor Morgantini will celebrate 30 years in accepting a new life in Christ. “Following the Lord for 30 years, we never missed a thing, never missed a meal. Our kids all went through school and education and good jobs and are healthy. God is faithful,” said Pastor Morgantini. “I want everyone to come and help me celebrate.”

Volk inaugurated at Lackawanna Mark Volk was inaugurated as the Lackawanna College eighth president at 1 p.m. July 27. Volkbegan his tenure in 2004 at Lackawanna College as Executive Assistant to the President where he assisted the current President in the structural reorganization. Volk was promoted to Vice President for Planning and Operations. In April of 2007, he was promoted to Executive Vice President . He held the position of Acting President of Lackawanna College from July – Nov. 2010. Mark and his wife, the former Lynn Favini of Scranton, reside in Benton Township. They have one son, Mark Jr., who resides in Lorton, Va. and are the proud grandparents of his son, Alexander.

Roaring Ramblers welcome new officers New Greater Scranton Roaring Ramblers Toastmasters club officers, include, from left: Theodore Praschak, Taylor, Secretary; Ellen Bolthouse, Clarks Summit, President; Jason Heimrich, Scranton, Sergeant At Arms; and Kurt Massoudi, Clarks Summit, Treasurer. The Greater Scranton Roaring Ramblers Toastmasters club meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Allied Services, Morgan Hwy., Scranton. Visitors are welcome. For more information, go to or call 570.587.0232.

Clarks Summit Senior Living resident turns 102 Clark Summit Senior Living recently celebrated resident Julia Mikulak’s 102nd Birthday at the community’s Starlight Lounge during Happy Hour. Residents, family and staff joined in the celebration.


OBITUARY Andrew Kuzma July 19, 2012

Andrew Kuzma, 89, of La Plume, died July 19 at Geisinger Community Medical Center. He was the husband of the former Matilda Pensak. The couple would have celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on Sept. 20. Born Aug. 8, 1922, in Windber, he was the son of the late Paul and Yustyna Yatchisin Kuzma. A La Plume resident since 1958, he formerly lived in West Scranton and was a 1940 graduate of Scranton Technical High School. He served in the Army and was honorably discharged as a captain. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Oklahoma and continued his education to earn his MBA from The University of Scranton. He had been a contract administrator employed by Weston Industries, Archbald. Andy was a faithful member of Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Clarks Summit, and its Men’s Club and was formerly an active member of Our Lady of the Snows Bowling League and Pinochle

Club. He was an avid golfer who played daily and was a former member of Emanon Golf Club and Shadowbrook Golf Club. A gentleman, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His kindness will be remembered by all who knew and loved him. He was known as Judgee to his grandchildren, and often referred to himself as “stoddy jid,” or old man. He enjoyed giving a daily wildlife report, including deer, turkey, the occasional bear and those darn squirrels. Also surviving are a son, Dr. Andrew Kuzma and wife, Mary Kay, South Abington Twp., and their children, Colleen and Drew; three sisters, Marge Evanick, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Stella Billen, Verbank, N.Y.; and Nancy Haines, Wappingers Falls, N.Y.; nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by six brothers, John, Nick, Paul, Steve, Joseph and Michael; and two sisters, Mary and infant Frances. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Snows Parish, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411. To send an online condolence, visit www.jen


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Benjamin J. Whitehouse, formerly of Newton Twp., died Wednesday evening, July 25, at the Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton. His first wife was Evelyn Bedell Whitehouse who died in 1997. His widow is the former Rita Ulmer, who now resides in Texas. Born in Taylor, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Emma Bray Whitehouse. He was a 1936 graduate of Newton High School, and attended Anthracite Business School, and the Wharton School of Business. Prior to retirement, he was a terminal manager for Matlack Inc. in Northampton. After retirement, he enjoyed helping around Pallman Farms. He was a member of the Countryside Community Church and the Waverly Masonic Lodge #301, F & A M, Keystone Consistory and the Irem Temple Shrine.

He was a proud Navy veteran, serving aboard the U S S Vogelsang 862 destroyer during WW II. He loved returning to his orchard in Newton Twp., where he started with one apple tree. He enjoyed singing with several choirs, and was well- known as a soloist. Also, surviving are a son, Robert J. Whitehouse, and his wife, Glenda, Liberty Twp., Ohio; two daughters, Sylvia Pallman and her husband Richard, Newton Twp., and Patricia Slaughter, and her husband, Carter, Clewiston, Fla.; a brother, George Whitehouse, Emaeus; a sister, Audrey Zeiss, Milwaukee; six grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Marion Palmer Dowse. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Countryside Community Church Building Fund, 14001 Church Hill Rd., Clarks Summit, PA 18411; or the Greater PA Chapter, Alzheimer’s Assn., NE Regional Office, 57 North Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre PA 18701. To send online condolences, visit

Theodore Wilson Neubert July 26, 2012

Theodore Wilson Neubert, 69, of Waverly, died Thursday, July 26, at home. He was married to the former Lucinda Wagner for 47 years. Born May 27, 1943, in Scranton, he was the son of the late Martin and Agnes Wilson Neubert and resided in Waverly. Ted graduated from Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J., and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Lafayette College, Easton. He served as a financial planner and worked in the insurance industry throughout his professional career. Ted was a member of Country Club of Scranton, Waverly Country Club, and a generous supporter of the community. He cherished his family and friends and will be remembered for sharing his sense of humor and optimism with everyone.

Also surviving are four children, John Martin Neubert and wife, Jennifer, Durango, Colo.: Michael Neubert Rosenblatt and wife, Andrea, of St. Augustine, Fla.; Christine Lynne Neubert, Sausalito, Calif.; Margaret R. Donnelly and husband, Paul, New York, N.Y.; and two grandsons, Jacob and J.T. Neubert. He was also preceded in death by a sister and brother-inlaw, Emily and Jerry Rosenblatt, formerly of Wyomissing; and sister-in-law, Mary Wagner Stolz. Memorial contributions may be made to Friendship House, 1509 Maple St., Scranton, PA 18505, or VNA Hospice of Lackawanna County, 301 Delaware St., Olyphant, PA 18447.Arrangements are being made by the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Clarks Summit.To send an online condolence, visit

Saban ‘John’ Yesil

ily. He was a caring, compassionate man who will be greatly missed by his loving wife and son, as well as his family in Turkey. He is survived by his 15 year old son, Brendan who is a student at Abington Heights High School. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, August 1, at 11:30 am in the Clarks Green Cemetery, Clarks Green. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home. To sign the online guestbook, visit

July 26, 2012

Saban ‘John’ Yesil, Clarks Summit, died Thursday morning, July 26, at his home from a long, courageous battle with cancer. His widow is the former Anne R. Butler. Born in Turkey, at the age of 29 he bravely immigrated to the United States. He learned to write and speak English and accomplished the American Dream. He enjoyed fishing and was passionate about attending to his garden; but above all else, he loved spending time with his fam-


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Greg W. Simpson July 26, 2012

Greg W. Simpson died Thursday, July 26, at home in S. Abington Twp. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late June Tischler Simpson, and Dr. Roy W. Simpson and his wife, Gerri, Olyphant. Greg was a graduate of Abington Heights High School and Marywood University with a degree in special education. For many years he had worked at Still Meadow School and with group homes for Allied Services. He truly preferred working in his current occupation as an insurance agent. Greg was known for his compassion and warmth and especially his great sense of humor. In his 20s he was

one of the better bowlers in the area with two sanctioned 300 games. He was a member of Elkview Country Club for many years and was an avid golfer, having registered two holes in one. Also surviving is a brother, Stuart R. Simpson, S. Abington Twp. with whom he resided; an uncle Merle Tischler and wife Nancy, Boulsburg; a step brother, John Kranick; a step sister, Barbara Giombetti and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, a brother Kurt C. Simpson, aunts and uncles. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509. To send an online condolence, visit

Ennis Ruth Steo July 22, 2012

Ennis Ruth Steo, 64, of Clarks Summit, died Sunday evening, July 22 at home. She is the wife of Nicholas Steo. The couple would have been married 31 years August 8. Born in Parsippany N.J. She was the daughter of the late Richard and Ruth Sawyer Vonderhorst. Prior to her illness she was employed as a warehouse clerk. Ennis enjoyed gardening and loved to cook for her family, she was always willing to help those in need especially her friends and family, she will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her. Also surviving is a son Michael Castellano, and wife

Judy, Clarks Summit; two grandchildren Marina and Sailor Castellano, two brothers Edward Vonderhorst; Dickson, Tenn.; and Richard Vonderhorst, and wife Honey, Phoenix, Md.; a sister Dawn Tepper, and husband Carl, Fredrick, Md., and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service and interment will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials may be made to Traditional Home Health and Hospice, 113 West Drinker St., Dunmore Pa. 18512. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St. Clarks Summit, PA 18411. To send an online condolence, go to


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Visual Arts/ Performing Arts

“I love the whole thing. The clothing, the furniture, the history. It was a slower time [the 19th and 20th centuries]. There was a lot of kindness and consideration for others. I...see a dress, and my heart just flutters.”

The Many Expressions of Folk Art, At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, through August, during scheduled movie times or by appointment. For all ages. In this exhibit, collector Patrick Robinson will display old and new folk art treasures, an eclectic mix including carvings and works for children. Cost: Free. Info: 996.1500. The Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute Student Solo and Chamber Recital, in the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, on the following dates at 8 p.m.: August 1. The recitals will feature PAI music students performing a variety of classical works. Cost: free. Info: 270.2186. The Music Box Repertory Company Auditions for the musical “AVENUE Q,” August 3 – 5 at The Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes Street in Swoyersville. Recommended for mature audiences. Cost: various pricings. Info/tickets: 570.283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY. “Case of Motorcoach Murder,” August 2 at the Radisson Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Tonylou Productions presents an afternoon of “fabulous food and great entertainment.” The event starts with lunch at noon, followed by the audience-participation murder mystery, “Sam Club and the Case of the Motorcoach Murder.” Solve the crime and win a prize. Cost: $31. Reservations (required): 226.6207. The Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute Presents: “West Side Story,” August 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Center for Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre. Inspired by the Shakespeare play “Romeo and Juliet,” the musical tells the story of two teenagers from rival New York City gangs who fall in love. Cost: $20 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. Info/tickets: 270.2186. Sweetness and Light: A Mead and Honey Tasting, at The Everhart Museum August 2 from 6 - 8 p.m. Reservations required and this event is open to those 21 and older. Cost: $35/members and $45/non-members. Info: or 346.7186. Dalton Summer Sizzlin’ Concerts, “The Quietmen,” local Ratchford family members Aug. 3 and Doug Smith and “The Dixieland All-Stars” Aug.31 at Streamside Park Pavilion, Mill Street at 7 p.m. Cost: free (Dalton Business and Professional Association’s gift to the community). Info: 587.0505 or 563.1693. An Evening of Jewish Comedy, Culture and Cusine, Aug. 5 at the Scranton

Tea with the Queen meets at Sugar’s Tea Room in Forty Fort July 14. From left, are: Lesley Bommer, White Haven; Kathy Chorba, Dalton; Margaret Messana, Clarks Summit; Helen Dieffenbach, Dalton.

Margaret Messana, Clarks Summit Event coordinator for Queen Victoria’s Court

TEA & jubilee Area women revive decorum, fashions from era of ‘kindness’

By Stephanie Elko Abington Journal Correspondent


n attempt to satisfy the appetite of a duchess, Queen Victoria originated an afternoon tradition, according to Clarks Summit resident Margaret Messana. The queen’s friend Anna, Duchess of Bedford, would sneak snacks to her room during the day to curb her appetite until dinner was served at 8 p.m. Queen Victoria found out she was doing this and decided to host tea and garden parties at 4 p.m. Tea and crumpets would be served, but etiquette was very important. And thus, when Queen Victoria reigned in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from1837 to1901, tea parties originated. In order to keep alive the traditions of

that era, including Edwardian dresses and styles, a group called Queen Victoria’s Court meets monthly, with members ranging from age17 to 83. They don original dresses and attend fundraising events, such as one hosted at Prince of Peace Parish in Old Forge June 3. The group raised money for those in need at that event and is always seeking events that they can attend to help raise money for a worthy cause. The group has traveled as far as Skaneateles, N.Y. “I love the whole thing. The clothing, the furniture, the history. It was a slower time [the19th and 20th centuries]. There was a lot of kindness and consideration for See Tea, Page 11

Members of Queen Victoria’s Court raised money for those in need during an event at Prince of Peace Parish, Old Forge June 3. Seated: Lesley Bommer. Back, from left: Helen Dieffenbach, Kathy Chorba, Margaret Messana, Mary Ann Rodeghiero, Debbie Tricio and Mary Ocwieja.

Cultural Center, 420 N Washington Ave, Scranton, at 5:30 p.m. Hosted by the Jewish Discovery Center. Features actor and comedian Elon Gold. Cost: General admission is $50, Seniors and students $35, sponsor from $180. Info: 587.3300 or Everhart Museum European River Cruise, April 8 through 15, 2013. Pricing from $2,549 per member, double occupancy (plus air). Includes: Seven-

night cruise from Amsterdam in an outside stateroom, all meals onboard including dinners with regional recipes and complimentary unlimited regional wines and beer, guided siteseeing, nightly entertainment and more. Info: 504.7575 or

Literary Arts

Author Sherry Skramstad Book Signing Event,

Aug. 4 at Northern Light Espresso Bar and Café, 536 Spruce St., Scranton, from 1 - 3 p.m. Skramstad, a Scranton resident, will be available to sign copies of her book, Wendy’s Wisdom.

Arts, Crafts and More

“Dance! Dance! Dance!” Children’s Classes, at the Dietrich

Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, August 6 and 7. Ages two and three: 10 – 10:45 a.m.; Ages four to six: 11 – 11:45 a.m.; Ages seven to nine: 12 – 12:45 p.m.; Special Needs: 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Cost: Free. Register: 996.1500. Abington Art Studio’s Art Fest for Kids, Aug. 11 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Includes a Tie Dye workshop and other crafts for kids. Cost: $15 (includes t-shirt).

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“And the doctor said give him jugband music; it seems to make him feel just fine.” These lyrics from The Lovin’ Spoonfuls song “Jugband Music” are so true. We just finished a weeklong residency with Pennsylvania Council on the Arts rostered artists David Driskell and Timothy Walker of Sadie Green Sales Jugband, and they taught us the joy of making music. During the week, students learned to make homemade instruments and how to play the washtub bass, washboards, spoons, whistles, saws and jug. Students even created instruments of their own invention including the cans, the jello-mold and more. Students also learned about conventional instruments including the guitar, banjo, clarinet and saxophone. Plus they learned how to work together and play as a band. There were 19 kids in the children’s class and seven students in the adult class. Plus Sadie Green Sales Jugband took their show on the road to the Tunkhannock Manor and United Rehabilitation Services in Tunkhannock. It was so much fun to see all ages experience and enjoy jugband music and you couldn’t help but be happy listening to it. While we were at the Tunkhannock Manor, one of the residents brought out her accordion to play for the band after the show. It was a beautiful instrument and I was so glad that she shared it with us. Speaking of music, the Dietrich’s annual Gathering of Singers and Songwriters is just around the corner. I can’ hardly believe this is our 11th year hosting the event. On Sunday, Aug.12 at 3 p.m., we invite you to join us for an afternoon of live folk music. Taking the stage for this year’s concert will be Jason O, Kris Kehr, Tom Flannery and concert organizer, performer and emcee – Lorne Clarke. Lorne always brings in the greatest folk talent this area has to offer. Not only do I enjoy the music at the Gathering concert, but I also am delighted by the stories the artists share and the fun, good-humored banter between them. Admission to the concert is by donation. All are welcome to attend. Tickets can be reserved by calling 570.996.1500 or at the door while they last. Another event that is coming up is the Dietrich’s bus trip to Broadway to see “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” on Wednesday, September 12. I can’t wait! The play stars Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis and David Alan Grier. Before See Movies, Page 11

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On a hot July day in 1969, the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, which would last for eight days, began with the launch of a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. On board were three astronauts: Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins. A new children’s book now available at the Abington Community Library recreates the historic mission and the landing on the moon by Armstrong and Aldrin. “Eight Days Gone,” by Linda McReynolds, is simply written in short, rhymed verse and illustrated with straightforward, graphic images by Ryan O’Rourke. It makes an appropriate introduction to a significant event for even the youngest would-be space travelers. More New Juvenile NonFiction “Seeing Symmetry,” by Loreen Leedy. Symmetry is found in words and even letters; it’s in both nature and man-made things like art, decorations and buildings. This books explains different types of symmetry and gives pointers on how to spot them. Activities show children how to make their own symmetrical masterpieces. Age 6 and older. “Poem Runs: Baseball Poems and Paintings,” by Douglas Florian. Here is a collection of 15 short poems with clever wordplay to enjoy, illustrated with watercolor paintings that were created on paper bags, on nothing but baseball. The pitcher, the catcher, the base players, the fielders, the shortstop and the umpire all make their appearance in bright, two-page spreads throughout Florian’s book. “Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas,” by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm. Dive in and come along to learn how sunlight flows from billions of tiny plants through all the ocean animals, from sunlit waters to the deep dark ocean floor. This illustrated non-fiction work introduces young readers to the sun’s energy and life-sustaining role in the oceans of our world. “Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World,” by Laurie Lawlor. This picture book biography is about the pioneering environmentalist, who found many adventurous ways to study nature all her life, beginning with her childhood in Springdale, Pennsylvania. Her landmark book, “Silent Spring,” pointed out the dangerous effects of chemicals on the living world. Many powerful people and agencies tried to stop publication of the book, but it went on to become the book that woke up people to the harmful impact humans were having on our planet. “Top 25 Soccer Skills, Tips, and Tricks,” by Jeff Savage. From step-by-step instructions for basic passing and shooting to advanced tricks to try, the author provides many ways for youngsters to improve their game and have fun at the same time. It also includes tips from the pros. The Abington Community Library is located at 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Visit our website, to register online for events or call the library at 570. 587.3440. Don’t have a library card? Register for one at libraryinfo/library_card_reg.asp.

Camp blends dance, photography, nature W

hether in the air-conditioned comfort of their home base at Civic Ballet Company’s Mifflin Avenue studio in Scranton or the crisp water of the Lackawanna River, Go With the Flow campers are destined to revel in the last weeks of summer vacation, said teacher Rebecca Kameroski, a Newton Township resident. “Go with the Flow is a two-week camp for kids who are 10 -14 years of age, where they explore the river and the creative process through dance, poetry and photography. The students go on two field trips: one on the Lackawanna River, where they get to collect critters and photograph this experience as they learn about the history of the Lackawanna Valley. The students will also take a trip to Keystone College (LaPlume) where they will hike and


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and Christy Mathewson Park, Factoryville. Highlights of this year’s activities include: August 10 Noon, Christy Mathewson Collection opens in Gambal Athletic Center Lobby. 8 p.m., Lecture and book signing by Bob Gaines, author of the book, “The Three Mathewsons,” which chronicles the life and times of Christy Mathewson. August 11 7 a.m., Christy Mathewson Collection opens for the day in Gambal Athletic Center Lobby at Keystone College. 7:30 a.m., Registration for “The Big 6K” run/walk at Keystone College Green. 8 a.m., “Big 6K Run/ Walk” begins at Keystone College Green. 9 a.m., Race awards presentation.

develop their photography in a darkroom,” said Kameroski. Students will work with historian and environmentalist Bernie McGurl in the river in Archbald to learn about their Anthracite heritage and the health of the river. “After the students photograph their experiences at the river with Ivana Pavelka, they will later go back to the studio to create poetry with Jack McGuigan. Then Miss Helen Gaus and myself will help them put their poetry into dance. Go With the Flow is not only about the river, but about the flow of the creative process,” said Rebecca Kameroski, teacher and facilitator at the camp. The two week experience caps with a performance for friends and family of the students’ River dance and poetry reading and a display of their

9-10 a.m., Breakfast for race participants. * Christy Mathewson Park, Factoryville 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Christy Mathewson Adult Softball Tournament Noon – 2 p.m., Musical introduction clinic organized by Devon Clarke for his Eagle Scout project. Keystone College 5 p.m., Christy Mathewson Day Parade starts at Keystone College * Christy Mathewson Park, Factoryville 6 p.m., Parade ends at Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center followed by evening events featuring food, games and children’s activities at Christy Mathewson Park. There will also be a musical showcase featuring local talent. 7:30 p.m., Original live music by Chris Hludzik. For more information on Christy Mathewson Days, call the hotline 570.945.8169 or visit the Factoryville Facebook page.

ABOVE LEFT: Jack McGuigan recites poetry with Go With the Flow students at Keystone College in 2011. Students will hike and work in the darkroom at Keystone this year Aug. 6 through 17.

Waverly resident Brianna Eagen, second from left, and Rachel Frutchey, in front right, collect macro-invertebrates with the Lackawanna River Corridor Association at a past Go With the Flow camp.

photography projects. To register for the two week camp, held Aug. 6 through 17, call 570.343.0115 or visit Cost is $200 and scholarships are available.


ceive $50, with ribbons awarded for second and third place winners. Reynolds Continued from Page 1 said, “So far, the winners of While the contest was the previous two years have originally limited to only apple pie creations, the orga- been kind enough to donate nizers opened the contest to their winnings back to the all types of pie in the second club.” He added, “The pie auction year. allows anyone who really Reynolds said, “Last year enjoyed a particular pie to we had about half a dozen write down a bid on a slip of different types of pie. The paper next to that pie with a most notable are the ones phone number for us to rewhere people put a great ach them if they have the deal of effort into making elaborate crusts, like a basket winning bid. This is where the contest tends to make the weave or intricate designs using cookie cutter shapes.” most money. In addition to The contest will be held at the pie contest, we will also be raffling off a wine basket Christy Mathewson Park, this year.” located on College Avenue, Entrants are asked to delivFactoryville, behind the Elementary Center, from 6 to 8 er their pies Aug. 11 to Ray’s p.m. For a $1 fee, the public Market, 138 College Avenue, Factoryville, before 4 p.m., will have the opportunity to or they may bring them to sample and judge the pies. “They then write down the the Rotary booth until 6 p.m. The entry fee is $5, which number of their favorite pie on a ballot which we tally up includes two pies, and there as the festivities wind down,” is no limit per person. For more information, said Reynolds. There is no contact Reynolds at limit to the number of pies 570.335.2554 or email staunsomeone may enter and the first prize winner will re-


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others. I go on Ebay and see a dress, and my heart just flutters. You can’t make lace like this anymore,” said Messana, who serves as the group’s event coordinator. The group hosts authentic tea parties. There, Queen Victoria, played by Lesley Bommer, will clasp her scepter and orb, give a brief history of her life and discuss proper tea etiquette. For example, the Queen explains that it is important for an attendee to place a napkin on the right side of his or her plate when standing. This prevents the person from sitting on the napkin when returning and getting her dress messy. The Queen offers guidance in the polite method of stirring tea: a spoon should be swirled no more than two times in the cup and should

ABOVE: Students examine their work in the darkroom at Keystone College during a previous Go With the Flow Camp.


Members of Queen Victoria’s Court raised money for the Tri-Cities Opera during an event at Vestal Hills Country Club in Binghamton, N.Y. Seated, first row: Helen Dieffenbach and Mary Ocwieja. Back, from left: Lesley Bommer, Kathy Chorba, Margaret Messana and Mary Ann Rodeghiero. pieces, umbrellas, jewelry. Each never touch the border of the accessory has an etiquette all its teacup. Both sugar and cream own. are acceptable condiments. In that era, during the day a On other occasions, the woman would wear a hat. If she group plans fashion shows attended a dinner party, she where women and men don Edwardian clothing with all the would select a decorative hair piece instead. Short gloves were accessories: hats, gloves, hair

worn during a garden party, but once evening approached, women would wear elbowlength gloves, especially if the dress was short sleeved. The group will bring these traditions and etiquette to the Bethany Mansion, former home of F.W.Woolworth Mansion in Wayne County Aug.11 at noon. They will stroll through a tea party there in their genuine dresses. The public is welcome, but must RSVP by calling Messana at 570.587.5264. August19, the group will present a garden party from 2 to 5 p.m. at The Frederick Stegmaier Mansion Bed & Breakfast located at 304 South Franklin Street, Wilkes -Barre. For reservations, call the mansion at 570.406.1435. If anyone is interested in joining the group, membership is free. Everyone pays for their own tea and outfits for events.


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the show we will have time to explore the city and after the show, all participants will enjoy a family-style dinner at Carmine’s on Broadway. It should be a day of pure fun. Tickets are $220 each and the price includes a “Porgy and Bess” ticket, bus and dinner, including tips and tax plus a contribution to the Dietrich Theater. The bus will depart from the Dietrich at 8:00 a.m. and will return at approximately 11 p.m. Space is limited. For more information or to register, please call us at 570.996.1500. As you can see the Dietrich is so much more than the movies.



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Pieces of the Abingtons Highland Associates is a proud supporter of The Second Annual Clarks Summit Arts and Wine Festival. It will sponsor the nine -piece headliner band, Doo-Wop group, The Magics. From left: Charlie Charlesworth, event organizer; Mike Lanzo, The Magics; Dick Plotkin, The Magics; Kevin Smith, Highland Associates Principal; Debi Saunders, Highland Associates and Bridget Goryeb, Highland Associates.

Arts, wine and Magics come to Clarks Summit Highland Associates is a supporter of The Second Annual Clarks Summit Arts and Wine Festival, to be held on Depot Street, Clarks Summit, August 11 from 11 a.m. to dusk. It will sponsor the nine -piece headliner band, Doo-Wop group, The Magics.


Old Dominion Electric Cooperative and Southern Maryland Electric CooperContinued from Page 1 ative Inc. The agreements cials at a ceremony where were made possible through the efforts of the they signed one of the National Renewables wind turbine blades that Cooperative Organization, will be installed at the which enables cooperfacility. atives nationwide to pool At peak construction, the Mehoopany wind farm the ownership and benefits of renewable rewill create about 250 sources. jobs. Some 10-15 permaAs previously announced nent jobs will be generatBP and Sempra U.S. Gas ed once the wind farm & Power are equal partbegins commercial operners of the Mehoopany ation, which is expected Wind Farm. BP will be by the end of the year. the operator of the project Electricity produced when it becomes commerfrom the Mehoopany Wind Farm has been sold cially operational. under long-term power purchase agreements with

How well do you know the streets where you live? The Abington Journal puts your powers of observation to the test with our new contest, “Pieces of the Abingtons.” Every other week within the paper, we’ll feature a photograph of a landmark, architectural structure or other local item in public view in the Abingtons. We’ll ask you to submit a guess as to where the photo was taken and what is featured in the photo. Then we’ll enter each correct answer in a drawing to win a $10 gift certificate from Lynn’s Hallmark in Clarks Summit. We’ll notify you if you win, and we’ll print the winning contestant and answer in an upcoming issue of The Abington Journal with the next contest photo. Photo #128: A red barn near Justus Hardware in Scott Township. Winner #128: Lisa Wahl, of Scott Twp.


“Pieces of the Abingtons” contest rules:

1. Identify correct location of Photo #129, above. 2. Submit your entry by contest deadline on Friday, August 10, 2012. 3. Entry must include the correct location and/or description of the “Piece of the Abingtons” featured in the current week’s photo. 4. Entry should include your name, address, contact number (not for publication) and correct answer and be sent to: The Abington Journal, 211S. State Street, Clarks Summit PA 18411 or 5. Contestants can only win once in a 90-day period.

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Recently Julia Rudolph, right, appeared on stage locally in “No Exit.”


to ‘No Exit.’ ” She added, “When I was younger, my best friend, Natalie, went to a performing arts school in New York City. It intrigued me and I wanted to try it, too. My love and respect for theatre has grown as now I realize how much hard work is put into each performance. One must have the ability not only to memorize lines, but to deliver them with emotion.” The show closed July 22, and although Rudolph has no immediate plans for another role, she hopes to be back on stage in community theatre. “As soon as work slows down I plan to audition…,” said Rudolph. A “huge organizational freak,” Rudolph has been interested in space planning, furniture and design since childhood. “I loved to move my

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A first time for everything y day, Clarks Summit resident, Julia Rudolph is an interior designer at One Point in Scranton, managing and working toward deadlines on a variety of commercial and health care- related design projects. Recently, as her workday came to a close, the 26year -old took on an evening and weekend role as actress, when she appeared on stage for the first time at The Phoenix Performing Arts Center, Duryea, wearing a fuchsia- colored gown and strappy high-heeled sandals. Rudolph made her theatrical debut July 13 as Estelle Rigault, a deceased Parisian woman in the Electric City Repertory Company’s performance of, “No Exit,” written by Jean-Paul Sartre. The play was first performed in 1944, just before the liberation of Paris during World War II. Rudolph played the final character to enter the Gates of Hell, and along with co-stars, Andrew Gruden as Garcin, Margaret Cooney Walther as Inez, and Shaun Pierre as the mysterious Valet, brought to life a story about three unrelated souls who are damned to Hell. Rudolph said of the play, “We actually auditioned for another play. Paul Gallo, the director, intended on casting actors for ‘The Lion in Winter.’ When he called to notify me that I received a part he also let me know that the play had changed


Julia Rudolph spends her days as an interior designer at One Point in Scranton, working toward deadlines on commercial and health care- related projects.

room around as a child. I started moving my siblings’ furniture around to be more functional. ” She joined One Point three years ago and is doing the furniture design specifications for a 40,000 square foot medical office building. She received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Interior Architecture and Design from Marywood University, and is PEAK certified for Herman Miller for Health Care. “Every project is unique, challenging and interesting. I specifically like that good health care designs may actually improve a patient’s outlook and health.” She resides in Clarks Summit with her parents, Leah Ducato Rudolph and Kenneth Rudolph, M.D.




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Basketball tournament ‘tips off’ Aug. 3 Wyoming Avenue, will be the site of a “jam” session when Lackawanna County tips-off its annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament in early August. This year’s event will begin August 3, with celebrity all-star games from 6 to 8 p.m. and music by Picture Perfect from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. The First Friday art walk and related events will also be taking place, providing the perfect opportunity for individuals to enjoy an evening of great dining, shopping and fun. The games will be played on the 100 and 200 blocks of Wyoming Avenue. The action starts on August 4, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., while Sunday’s action starts at 9 a.m. and runs through 3 p.m. with the championship contests. “Downtown Scranton is the perfect venue for the tourney,” said County Commissioner Jim Wansacz. “It will bring families and friends from our community, New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Maryland to our area to catch a glimpse of both our quality of life and some outstanding basketball talent.” Players of all skill levels and ages are invited to participate. Team entry fees are: $90 for Youth, $110 for Adult, and $90 for the Senior Division (ages 45+). T-shirts will be given to all participating players. The Lackawanna/Susquehanna Office of Drug & Alcohol Programs will be on site providing a variety of information and activities. Its message for the weekend will involve discussing the debilitating effects and perils of drugs and alcohol abuse. For more information, call 570.558.3833 or visit

AT RIGHT: From left: Joe and Diane Bailey, Joan MacDerment, Joe McNulty and John Weiss (tournament director).


Michael Ricci’s grandfather taught him to play Bocce 45 years ago. “There’s a little bit of strategy involved. But it’s more the camaraderie,”said Ricci, shown at right at the Victor Alfieri Literary Society in West Scranton.



John Craig with his 1978 MG Midget.

The British Car Club of Northeastern Pennsylvania held its 10th annual Classic Car Show July 22 at South Abington Community Park, Chinchilla. In addition to the car show, there was a flea market for new, used, reconditioned, or recycled parts, a variety of food and live music from the Rossi-McGurl Project.

‘Natural sport’ Bocce helps players stay united with their community

A bit of BRITAIN

BY JOAN MEAD-MATSUI Abington Journal Correspondent

ABOVE: Dominic Provini with Kayla and Danta at the car show.

Dave Hopkins is directed as he enters the car show with his 1959 Austin Healey Bug Eye.

Women’s singles and doubles finalists: Diane Bailey, Angie Kluss, Marion Reese, Kathleen McKenna ABOVE: Men’s singles finalists: John Weiss and Paul Pugliese


Men’s doubles finalists:Joe Bailey, Howard Conrad, Joe McManamon and John Weiss

Tennis tourney The Scranton Tennis Club held its annual Senior Tennis Tournament on the July15 weekend. John Weiss captured two titles, taking the Men’s A Singles title and pairing with Joe McManamon for the Men’s A Doubles title. Marion Reese was the Women’s A Singles champion, and Diane Bailey and Angie Kluss were crowned the Women’s A Doubles champions.

With the sounds of the late Frank Sinatra and other familiar Italian musicians playing in the background, approximately 36 members of the Victor Alfieri Literary Society gathered July 19, on the club’s two outdoor Bocce courts for open Bocce night. Thursday evening Bocce play at the 206 North Main Ave., Scranton location is casual and relaxed, although not completely void of competition. Joe DeAntona, a retired coach, teacher, Bocce fan and club president since 1997, joked, “I’m president (of the club) and the worst player here.” The crowd laughed, reflecting a blithe atmosphere. Joe DeAntona’s wife, Alice, who played in the first game, said she enjoys Bocce because, “It’s a fun sport. We have a great time. We laugh and it (Bocce) is just a lot of fun.” On Thursday evenings, the atmosphere is relaxed. Bocce, a ball sport belonging to the “boules sport family,” is an ancestor from games played in the Roman Empire. It developed into its present form in Italy, where it is referred to as Bocce, the plural of the Italian word “boccia,” which means to “bowl.” Joe DeAntona described Bocce as “probably the oldest sports in the world,” and a “natural sport.” “You could be five years old or 95-years-old and play. It has the competitiveness of any sport or athletic event, but it doesn’t require the physical stamina and endurance of say, football or basketball,” he said. The object of Bocce is to throw a ball so it lands or rolls as close as possible to a small ball known as a “pallino.” Whoever wins the coin toss gets to throw the pallino. At the end of the game, the team whose ball is closest to the pallino is the winner. Michael Ricci’s grandfather

Paige Wendling shoots.

Want to play? offers the following information: The match shall begin with the flip of a coin between the capos (captains) from each team. The winner of the coin flip may have the first toss of the pallino or choose the color of the balls. A player may toss the pallino any distance as long as the pallino passes the center line of the court and does not hit the back wall. If a player fails to validly toss the pallino after one attempt, the opposing team will have a chance to toss the pallino and put it in play. If the opposing team fails to toss the pallino past the center line, the pallino reverts to the original team. In any case, when the pallino has been properly put in play, the first bocce ball will be thrown by the team who originally tossed the pallino. Play the Game: The team who originally tosses the pallino, whether successfully or not, throws the first bocce ball. If the bocce ball hits the backboard, that team must roll again. Otherwise he/she steps aside and his team does not roll again until the opposing team has either gotten one of its bocce balls closer to the pallino or has thrown all of its balls. The team whose bocce balls are closest to the pallino is called "inside" and the opposing team "outside." Whenever a team gets inside, it steps aside and lets the outside team roll. The team outside throws until it beats (not ties) the opposing ball. This continues until both teams have used all their bocce balls (a total of 8; 4 from each team). The team who scored last, throws the pallino to begin the next frame. Scoring: Only the "inside" team scores. One point is given for each ball of the inside team that is closer to the pallino than any ball of the opposing team. If at the end of any frame the closest ball of each team is equidistant from the pallino, the frame ends in a tie and no points are awarded to either team. The game will resume from the opposite end of the court with the same team tossing the pallino. Capos of each team are responsible for keeping the score sheet and for reporting the results of the match. The team who scores 12 points wins the game. Must win by 2 points.

taught him to play bocce 45 years ago. “There’s a little bit of strategy involved,” said Ricci. “But it’s more the camaraderie.” While there aren’t any special techniques per se, Ricci said, “You’ll see different styles of shooting. Some people will throw backward. Some people will lob the ball. I like to get down low.” The club’s courts, which were built approximately eight or nine years ago, are typically open, weather permitting, from the end of May until October. Bocce can also be played on the beach or in one’s backyard. According to the club’s web site, the Victor Alfieri Literary Society was organized March 11, 1911, to help young Italian men meet fellow immigrants to help each other find jobs and adjust to American ways. In order to attract young immigrants, the founSee Bocce, Page 14



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ders agreed that the social club should have an Italian name, and hence, it was named after Vittorio Alfieri, a popular playwright and poet who lived in Italy from 1749 to 1803. Last year, members celebrated the society’s 100th Anniversary and there are currently more than 600 members, all of Italian descent or married to Italian women. DeAntona said, “My family, both on my mother and father’s sides, has been involved almost since its (the club’s) inception. It gave me a challenge and things to do with my heritage and in the community. It has kept me connected with the community and I have enjoyed every minute of it.” For more information regarding membership, visit The club’s membership is approximately 600, open to people of all ethnic backgrounds. There are regular and social memberships available. Regular members must part Italian or married to an Italian, but if you don’t meet any of those qualifications, you can still enjoy the club as a social

When I arrived at the Victor Alfieri Literary Society in West Scranton on Thursday, July 19, I was greeted by member and longtime Bocce Ball player, Mike Ricci, on the Bocce courts located at the back of the club. A small group of club members who had been enjoying dinner in the Bocce Lounge soon disbanded to the Bocce courts, located at the back of the club. As the first game was getting under way, Ricci, a club member, invited and encouraged me to play. He asked me, “Have you ever played horse shoes?” My answer was an enthusiastic, “YES.” Ricci replied, “It’s nothing like it.” My hopes were dashed, as I thought I might have some sort of edge, but soon realized I would play the first game of the evening’s open Bocce night as a reporter, photographer and a novice Bocce player. I also thought perhaps my Italian heritage would provide me with an innate advantage for the game, but as I tossed the pallino, followed by the Bocce balls, it was apparent to me there is more to the game than simply rolling the balls down a narrow alley. Bocce requires concentration and patience, but is an ideal way to spend a summer evening - outdoors surrounded by fun- loving friends. - By Joan Mead- Matsui, Abington Journal Correspondent

member. Describing Bocce ball, Mike Ricci, club member, asked , “Have you ever played horse shoes? It’s nothing like it.”

Club hosts women’s tournament Ohkee Lee and Christine Yi won the Country Club of Scranton Women’s Golf Association Memorial Day Tournament.

From left: Memorial Day Tournament winners Ohkee Lee and Christine Yi.

NEPA/Abington Wildcats softball team to hold tryouts The NEPA/Abington Wildcats 16 & Under Fastpitch Travel softball organization will host tryouts for their fall 2012/summer 2013 teams. The team will be attending several college showcases. Tryouts will be held August 11 from 1 to 3 p.m., August 12 from 1 to 3 p.m., August 18 from 1 to 3 p.m., and August 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Abington Heights High School. For more information or to schedule a private tryout, contact Vic Thomas at 570.351.5187, Mike Thomas at 570.241.7030, John Kelly at 570.504.4808, or by email at

BMX race to aid cancer patient Cedar BMX, 1826 Red Barn Village Road, Clarks Summit, will host a race August 26, with registration from 9:30 to 11 a.m., to benefit a sister of one of our BMX racers who is struggling in her battle with cancer. All proceeds will go directly to the family. No membership is need-

ed. There will be a $10 donation required to race. Spectators are free. There will be raffles, face painting and other activities. Any bicycle will do, and the track will also have some to lend. For more information visit or on Facebook at Cedar BMX Park.

Front, from left: Paige Morgan, Allison Fiorillo, Nadia Solan and Maddie Brown. Second row: Anna VanWert, Emily Scarfo, Nina Kozar, Cassidy Bartkowski, Ashlynn Fitzgerald and Samantha Petty. Third row: Coaches TJ Bartkowski, Jim Brown and Rich Solan.

Abington 12U girls win tournament title The Abington Girls 12U Softball Team captured the win in the Lakeland Girls Softball Tournament July 22.

Endless Mountain Blast softball team hold tryouts U12 Endless Mountain Blast Fastpitch will be hosting tryouts August 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and August 11, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Tunkhannock Area High School softball field. Experienced players, with birth year 2000 and later, are encouraged to attend. Players will need gloves, spikes and appropriate workout gear. Private tryouts can be arranged for those unable to attend. The Endless Mt Blast is a travel fastpitch softball organization based in Tunkhannock. Additional

Newman Golf Tournament raises funds for Allied The19th Annual Allied Services Jack Newman Classic Golf Tournament raised $60,000.The winning team of Pat McDonald, Pat Murphy, Joe Grad and Dr. Charles Grad shot a 57. Front row, from left: McDonald, Murphy, Joe Grad and Dr. Charles Grad with Joan Newman, wife of the late Jack Newman, former president of Allied Services. Back row: Gerald Franceski, Board Chairman, Bill Conaboy, Esq., President/CEO, and Tommy Lynch, Guest of Honor.

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Soccer clinics offered by county The first session of the Lackawanna County soccer clinic was held at Merli-Sarnoski Park, Greenfield Twp. Coach Roger Jacobs, right, poses with one of his pupils, Olivia Nepa.

The University of Scranton volleyball team earned a team academic award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). The Royals are one of 533 teams nationwide to receive this honor. The award was started in 1993 and honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that demonstrate excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.0 cumulative team gradepoint average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 average on a 5.0 scale. This year’s 533 recipients established a new all-time record for the award, breaking the previous mark of 481 honorees last season. Head coach John Bedell’s Royals earned a team grade point average of 3.28 last fall and followed it up during the spring semester with a 3.35 for an overall mark of 3.32 for the 20112012 academic year. On the court, Scranton finished the 2011 season with a 17-16 record and advanced to the Landmark Conference postseason tournament. The Royals will open up their 2012 season August 31, against Cedar Crest College and Penn State-Harrisburg in the opening round of the Bullet Classic on the campus of Gettysburg College in Gettysburg.



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LEGAL NOTICE ESTATE OF ANGELINE CONSLATO A/K/A ANGELINE J. CONSLATO Late of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania (Died June 29, 2011) Letters Testamentary having been granted to Angela Brinko and Donna Pastore. All persons having claims against the Estate or indebted to the Estate shall make payment or present claims to Douglas P. Thomas, Attorney for the Estate, 415 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503.

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ESTATE NOTICE ESTATE OF EDWARD J. KOZLOSKI, late of the City of Scranton died June 17, 2012, Executor, Robert P. Kozloski, Terrence V. Gallagher, Attorney for the Estate, c/o 416 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton, PA 18510. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary have been granted. All persons indebted to the said estate are required to make payment and those having claims or demands are to present the same without delay to the Executrix named.

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112K miles. Blue, 5 speed. Air, power windows/locks, CD/cassette, Keyless entry, sunroof, new battery. Car drives and has current PA inspection. Slight rust on corner of passenger door. Clutch slips on hard acceleration. This is why its thousands less than Blue Book value. $6,500 OBO. Make an offer! Call 570-592-1629


Near Mint 174 miles - yes, One hundred and seventy four miles on the clock, original owner. $8000. 570-876-2816

SUZUKI ‘01 VS 800 GL INTRUDER Garage kept, no rust, lots of chrome, black with teal green flake. Includes storage jack & 2 helmets. $3600 570-410-1026


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Full Time, Part Time experienced Marketing/Salespersons. Identify and connect with senior executives, open doors and arrange meetings. Must have excellent phone skills. Fax Resume to: (866)969-0690 Email to: CMCNortheast@

548 Medical/Health


Parkinson’s patient with Trach. Start @ $10.25/hour. Home care experience or nursing training required. In Dallas. 35 daytime hours/ week, schedule negotiable. Reply by email: homeaide

Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner Part Time. Orthopedic experience preferred but not required. Send resume & salary requirements to: P.O. Box 1615 Kingston, PA 18704

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Exercise Equipment

"MERIT FITNESS" Treadmill Model 710. Monitors heart rate. Timer, distance, calories, and adjustable speed readouts. $125. 735-2877


Furniture & Accessories

CHAIRS, (2) Genuine leather, custom made recliners. Taupe color, like new. $550 each. SOFA, CHAIR, OTTOMAN, 3 TABLES, great for den. Wood and cloth, all in excellent condition. $450. Call after 12 noon 570-675-5046

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DINING ROOM SUITE Cherry, two leaf table & six chairs, table pads, server, large breakfront (2 pieces) & a corner hutch. Good Condition! Like New! 570-266-9474


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796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

BUYING Guitars, accordions,

saxophones, amplifiers, drums, banjos, horns & most older musical instruments Local pick up. Mike. 330-367-7100


baseball, football, basketball, hockey & non-sports. Sets, singles & wax. Also buying comics. 570-212-0398





800 PETS & ANIMALS 810


NO ONE WILL MATCH OUR PRICE$ WE GIVE FREE APPRAISALS (No obligations, No pressure) Over 35 years as a respected local coin dealer.



3 year old male. Neutered, up to date on shots, fully declawed and a great friend. (570) 899-8731


Across from Dallas Agway on Rt. 415


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748 Good Things To Eat



Closed Sundays Sickler Blueberry Farm - Vernon 570-333-5286 570-333-4944 NO PETS IN THE FIELD!!

758 Miscellaneous GARAGE SALE LEFTOVERS AMCOR portable 10,000 BTU air conditioner. Paid over $400 used 3 summers $100. Graco stroller, blue $10. 570-823-7540 GARAGE SALE LEFTOVERS. Oak crib complete $60. Panasonic digital cordless answering machine with 3 hand sets $40. Snow plow & bagging system for Craftsman mower $75. Rocking recliner love seat $300. Queen bed with splid box $25. Oster blender $5. Microwave full size $25. 2 desk chairs 1 blue & 1 black $12. each. 570-899-5852 GARAGE SALE LEFTOVERS. Set of 4 Goodyear Assurance triple tread P205/60r16 $200. firm. Frozen daiquiri machine, commercial $300. 3 piece wall unit entertainment center, cherry, $125. Kitchen chairs, set of 4 oak, excellent condition $80. Meat grinder $15. 570-905-6708

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(Mini Collies) champion lines. Females. Great companions. Health certificate included.$850-$900 352-425-1711


Tiny, registered. Pics available. $800-$950 Born 6/20/12. Ready 8/18/12. Taking deposits. 570-436-5083


AKC, all shots. Great pet or hunter $300. Dallas area 570-760-8684

CHIHUAHUA PUPS 1 female, $375 2

males $325 Vet checked. Great lap dogs. 570-648-8613


Mastiff Puppies ICCF Registered & ready to go! Parents on premises. Blue. Vet Checked 570-617-4880


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Highland Hills Development .88 Acres. $75,000 570-947-3375

915 Manufactured Homes


(Formerly Pocono Park) and San Souci Park. Like new, several to choose from, Financing &Warranty, Call (570)250-2890


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2nd floor. 2 bedrooms. Porch. Appliances. Gas heat. Electric hot water. $495 + utilities & security. Water, sewer & garbage paid. Credit / background check. Quiet animals - cleaning fee. Call 570-823-6060


1 bedroom apartment. 2nd floor, large kitchen. Includes heat, refrigerator, stove, water, garbage & sewer fees. Nice quiet, clean residential neighborhood. Pets negotiable. $590/month. Call 570-228-8563

Spectacular, remodeled, two story house situated on 110 wooded acres. It’s an outdoor’s persons dream come true. Featuring a 20+ acre fishing lake & four small ponds, woods & fields with deer, turkey, bear & grouse. Home boasts breathtaking views of the lake & woods. Perfect for Hunt Club or very special home. Serious, pre-qualified inquiries only. Asking $575,000. Call Jim Stachelek Prudential Keystone Properties 215-896-8860


Rustic country home with 7 acres, off Rt. 29 near Moon Lake. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Large kitchen & living room. Sunroom. 2 car garage. 2 story barn with fenced in pasture. This property also comes with separate septic well, electric, carport & shed. $235,000. 570-506-5986

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Colonial Home in Pocono Ridge Estates. Large 2 Car Garage, Paved Driveway, Electric Heat & Central Air, 1.5 Baths, Large Eat in Kitchen & Dining Room. Double Deck with Hot Tub. Low Taxes. $219,000 Call 570-212-1404

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2 Deluxe 3 BR apts. 1st floor, 2 baths plus. 2nd floor 1.5 baths & den plus. All appliances, washer/dryer included. Carpeted, A/C, garage, no pets/smoking, lease. (570)287-1733


2nd floor unit. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, $525 + utilities. Offstreet parking, deck off bedroom. Kingston, 3 bedroom, $800 + utilities. 1/2 double. Off street parking, yard, newly remodeled. Kingston, 1 bedroom, $465 + utilities. 2nd floor, off street parking. Kingston, 2 bedroom, $510 + utilities. Large apartment with dining & living rooms, new carpeting. Our Units include sewer, appliances, & maintenance. References, lease & credit check required. Call 570-899-3407 for information.


72 E. W alnut St. 2nd floor. Located in quiet neighborhood. Kitchen, living room, dining room. Sunroom. Bath. 3 bedrooms; 2 large & 1 small. Lots of closets. Built in linen closet & hutch. Hardwood and carpeted floors. Fireplace. Storage room. Yard. Washer / dryer, stove / fridge. Heat and hot water included. Available August 1. One year lease + security. $950 570-283-4370



Managed by America Realty. Check availability now! Coming 2 bedrooms $750. + utilities, same 2 years! Carpeting, fireplaces, sunrooms, some hardwood, new kitchens, deluxe. No Pets, No Smoking, Application, Employment Verification.

America Realty 288-1422


1 bedroom, first floor. W/w carpeting, w/d hookup, stove and fridge included. Large porch. Utilities by tenants. 1 year lease. $350/mo + security. No pets. Credit and background check. Not section 8 approved. 570-779-5218

black. First shots & wormed. $450 each. Father is certified. Ready 08/03. 570-869-1720

AKC. English. Black & Chocolate. Big, blocky heads. Stocky. Laid back temperament. All health clearances. Ready now. 570-549-6800 www.emlabradors .com


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Burial lot #229, graves 1-2-3, in the Crown Hill section. Valued at more than $1,500; for sale at $600. 570-735-2877

689 Main Street 2 bedroom home on large lot with bonus efficiency apartment. Large living room, eat in kitchen, screened porch. Freshly painted and new flooring. See $69,000. Call 570-696-3368




Two 1st floor, 1 bedroom apartments. All utilities included. No pets. $600 + 1 month security. (908) 964-1554

2 males. Taking deposits. AKC 570-208-2164

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FORTY FORT All utilities included.

Clean 4 room 2nd floor. Appliances. Covered parking. Non smoking, cat considered, starting at $700/month. 570-714-2017



Managed by America Realty. Small efficiencies in process with new kitchens, builtins, laundry, managed services, parking, electric, window covering. $500. + utilities, same 2 years! No Pets, No Smoking, Application, Employment Verification.

America Realty 288-1422


1st floor 2 bedrooms. $545 + security. Water, sewer & garbage included. 570-332-8922

WEST PITTSTON Out of flood area Charming, large, 4 rooms, 2nd floor, living room, den, new eat in kitchen, all appliances Includes heat, off street parking, w/d hookup, garbage. $585/month, lease and security 570-328-0784

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WILKES-BARRE 307-309 South St E. 2 bedroom apartment, available now, 1 bath, new carpet, ceramic tile in kitchen & bath, 6x8 porch, landlord pays heat & water. NO HOOKUPS, NO PETS. $650 /month, 1st month & security required. Call Manny 718-946-8738 or 917-295-6254





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Commercial Properties

WILKES-BARRE Renovated One Bedroom 216 Carlisle St. Available 8/1. May be used as two bedroom. New refrigerator, stove. New floors, carpets. Ceiling fans. Fresh paint. $600 mo. $600 security. Call 215565-6761 or email alexandervending

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

566 Sales/Business Development

West River St. Large 2, 3, & 4 bedroom apartments. Heat & hot water included. Balcony. Off street parking. Washer dyer hookup. Pets OK. $855 - $950. Call 570-237-0124


Commercial Properties


OFF STREET PARKING INCLUDED Suite 1– 725 sq ft Utilities included Suite 2– 1,450 sq ft Utilities included Units are unfinished & can be fit out to your specifications. Call: 570-655-3329 – Extension 2 Margie



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Large, newly remodeled 3 bedroom. Stove, dishwasher, washer/ dryer hook up, off street parking. No pets. $600/month + utilities. Call 570-301-7723

566 Sales/Business Development

566 Sales/Business Development

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Half Doubles


3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, kitchen, dining room, off street parking, quiet neighborhoodWyoming Area School District. NO PETS, NO SMOKERS, $625/ + utilities & security Call Mike 570-760-1418



Newly renovated. single home with large fenced yard, detached garage off street parking, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, living & dining rooms, hardwood floors, air, security system, appliances. $750/ month, + utilities, 1st, last, security, references & credit check. No pets. Immediate Occupancy. 570-606-5143


Academy Street Well maintained in move-in condition. 6 room house with 3 bedrooms & 1 1/2 baths. Gas forced air heat. No pets. 1 year lease. Credit check.$625 + utilities & security. Call 908-510-3879


Parsons Section 3 bedroom half double. Off street parking. Pets welcome. $550/month Credit/Criminal check required. Call 570-266-5333


TOWNHOUSE 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, living/dining combination, refrigerator & stove, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, no pets. Gas heat with central air. Front & back porches. $675/month + utilities, security & 1st month. 570-655-8928

953 Houses for Rent BACK MTN 3 Bedroom, 1 bath Ranch with a Finished Basement and lots of storage. Indoor Heated Pool and New Kitchen Cabinets and appliances. Large Yard. $ 750 per month + utilities + security deposit. 570-335-6079


BEACH MOUNTAIN LAKES The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, New Jersey and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers and are committed to diversity in its workforce. Prudential is an employer that participates in E-Verify. Prudential, the Prudential logo and the Rock symbol are service marks of Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities.

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412 Autos for Sale

3 bedrooms, close to Kings and downtown. Includes range & fridge. $695/month, first, last & security. Tenant pays heat, electric & water. Call 718-877-7436 or 718-791-5252


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1st. Quality Construction Co.

POWER GEAR, V8, 4X4 .............................................................................. #012907A 2011 FORD TAURUS SEL ...................................................................... $24,360 2008 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC ..................................................... $27,422 LEATHER, LIMITED, 27,000 MILES .................................................................. #10509A 2010 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER EDITION ....................... REDUCED $27,995 HEATED LEATHER, MOON ROOF, CLIMATE CONTROL, SOLD HERE NEW..... #012723A 2009 FORD FLEX SEL .......................................................................... $28,455 AWD, LEATHER, DVD ........................................................................... #10540 2011 FORD EDGE LTD......................................................................... $29,980 LEATHER, ROOF, NAVIGATION ......................................................... #012879A



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2009 FORD F150 S.C. XLT ................................................................... $22,995

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Healthy kids means happy pets

Joining in a parachute game at the fitness camp are, from left: Sidney Ely, London Lisk and Kate Jones.

Dawn Strickland’s fitness camp for children raised more than $200 for the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in South Abington Township. Held for the second year at Dalton Streamside Park July 25, the camp helped children get active with various activities such as soccer, obstacle courses and a parachute.

Keaton Lisk helps pick up after an activity during the camp.


Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Executive Director Warren Reed, standing, far right, and shelter dog Rodney visit Dawn Strickland’s fitness camp for children, which raised more than $200 for the shelter.

Campers participate in a parachute activity at the children’s fitness camp.


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In memory of our

friend and co-worker, Karen Hoyt, Lackawanna Valley Dermatology Associates would like to announce the establishment of a college fund for her children, Jordan, Lauren, and Matt.

Gifts may be sent to: Penn Security Bank In care of the Hoyt Family 150 North Washington Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503


Karen was an incredible mom, wife, and friend. She will always live on in our hearts and our wonderful memories.

The Abington Journal 08-01-2012  

The Abington Journal 08-01