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The perfect start is a thankful heart My hair’s mostly gone, my stomach’s grown soft but I’ve found I don’t look too fat in the right sport coat, or loose fitting shirt, and, you know, I’m thankful for that.

My late sister taught me to sing God’s praises as a way of getting to sleep. Start thanking Him, she said, and the list never ends. It’s much better than counting sheep.

I’m thankful for my readers, all you kind folks, who read these ramblings all the time, who I know will forgive a mistake here and there or that last horrible rhyme.

For that and so many little things I’m thankful more than you know. Those things that make life worth living, like full moons, gentle breezes, even snow.

I took her advice and even gave it a title. ‘Thank You Therapy’ is its official name. If you will give it a try on this very night, I guarantee your life won’t be the same.

I’m thankful to live here in Northeast PA, where most of my life has been spent amongst the mountains, fields, rivers and streams and people who are Heaven sent.

Well, maybe not snow as I ponder the thought. Just a little at Christmas will do quite nicely, followed by an early spring thaw. I’d be thankful for that, wouldn’t you?

There is no trick to it; all you must do is pick any topic and start. Thank God for whatever pops into your head and you’ll wind up with a thankful heart.

Here in this valley where our ancestors toiled we’ve so much to be thankful for: the seasons, the churches, the schools, the gardens, the traditions, and so much more.

I’m thankful for children, every single one ‘specially those who in church amuse me when I should be paying attention or praying. I just hope the Good Lord will excuse me. I’m thankful for family and friends, of course, but does that really have to be said? Instead, I’m thinking of more random things such as fruits that are colored red. For strawberries, raspberries, apples and cherries, I thank Thee so, my Lord. For creating us with mouths for tasting then providing such a smorgasbord.

Start with the turkey, as good a place as any. Be thankful for such a treat. Then thank God for the stuffing, the cranberries, the potatoes, the mashed as well as the sweet.

Then there’s my children, young adults now who have filled my life with joy. From the moment they arrived they’ve been my whole life this little girl and this little boy.

But don’t stop there with your thankfulness. Let yourself get carried away. Thank God for the butcher, the farmer, the baker. Thank everyone who helped make this day.

And I’m thankful for Mary Kay, my wife, my buddy who hates her name being mentioned in anything I write here on page 2 regardless of how well intentioned.

Take nothing for granted, a dear friend taught me. You’re so lucky just to have clean water. If you don’t thank God after every hot shower, perhaps from now on, you ‘oughter.’

So, my dear sister was right as she so often was: the words ‘thank you’ are what we should say at the beginning and end of every prayer we pray and not only on Thanksgiving Day.

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Legacy to have a new home Ground broken for Cosgrove Annex JOE HEALEY

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with the donation, prompted the library trustees to name the proposed project the Cosgrove Annex and to undertake a major capital campaign to pay for it. Barbara Quinn, president of the library board, said an expansion was necessary. “We had no idea how voluminous this collection was. When we saw (it), we realized we didn’t have enough space in our existing library to house this or display it, so we thought then about building an addition.” Cosgrove said the land where the library stands was formerly the Erie Freight Yard, where coal was shipped out. “In breaking this ground today, we’re connecting symbolically, the product that made this community so successful to eduSee COSGROVE, Page 4

Top, dignitaries break ground for the new addition to the Pittston Memorial Library on Thursday afternoon. From right: Pittston City Councilman Michael Lombardo, Library Director Anne Hogya, state Rep. Mike Carroll, library benefactor John Cosgrove, Board of Directors Chair Barbara Quinn, state Sen. John Yudichak, and USDA Rural Development State Director Tom Williams. Left, donor John Cosgrove comments on the expansion of the Pittston Library as former Luzerne County Republican Party Chairman Pat Solano looks on.

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John Cosgrove slowly walked through a display of photographs at the Pittston Memorial Library. With each photo, he paused and remembered. “This is LBJ, he was vice president then.” “This is President Kennedy, he was picking up his membership card to the Press Club.” “Here’s my wife with the Clintons at Christmas time.” “This is Jimmy Carter.” Ford. Reagan. The two Bushes. He’s met them all. “There’s me and Truman,” he chuckled. Softspoken, with a razor sharp memory, Cosgrove, 94, met every president since Herbert Hoover. Cosgrove was a featured speaker at the Pittston Memorial Library’s Groundbreaking Ceremony for the $1.5 million Cosgrove Annex on Thursday. The 5,000-square-foot addition will contain a state-of-theart conference room with Smartboards and WiFi capability, a larger children’s section, an arts and crafts room, teen space, a senior citizen area, a kitchenette, a vestibule, a coat room and additional rest rooms. A playground is planned for behind the building adjacent to the new children’s wing. The expansion is part of the library’s Cosgrove Capital Campaign. Cosgrove donated his personal library, including thousands of volumes, correspondence and memorabilia, three years ago. When the Pittston library suggested it expand in part to display the collection, Cosgrove donated $50,000 to get the project started. The collection, along


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cation and this library,” he said. “The vacant veins now of the anthracite coal will now be filled with knowledge from the library.” Growing up in Pittston, Cosgrove said there was never a library. “The only library we had was the corner of an office in the senior high school had some books,” he said. “We called that the library.” A Democrat since 1952, he’s said he’s always worked well with people on both sides of the aisle. He even sat in the gallery of the U.S. Capitol when Roosevelt gave his Day of Infamy speech, December 8, 1941 Cosgrove, who left Pittston in 1937 to find his way in Washington, D.C., said his family has always given back to Pittston. His grandfather drove a horse and trolly car up and down Main Street. “He kept the town moving.” And his father and uncle owned a local car dealership on Main Street, selling the latest models of Durants, Fords and Chevrolets. After he got out of the U.S. Navy after World War II, Cosgrove had a variety of jobs in Washington, working for lawmakers and power brokers, but primarily was a journalinst working for a radio and television trade publication. He serves on numerous boards and was the former president of the National Press Club. But Cosgrove always kept Pittston in his heart.

“I celebrated my 19th birthday in Washington, but I never really left home,” he said. “I just got a job that was too far to commute.” Cosgrove thanked his two friends, Michael Clark and Georgia Jones, for encouraging him to donate his collection and helping him catalog it. And Sunday Dispatch editor Ed Ackerman, and his brother Bill, for helping bring the archives to Pittston. And he thanked Monsignor John Bendik for blessing the building. “It’s good to see Monsignor Bendik here,” Cosgrove quipped. “You often only see priests when you’re hatched, matched or dispatched,” Cosgrove said, referring to baptisms, marriages and funerals. Tom Williams, state director of the United States Department of Agriculture, said the Obama administration is committed to rural, small town America. “We came here about a year ago and we brought a $49,000 grant to the Pittston Library,” he said. “Now we’re back to break ground for this addition.” He said his department rarely gets involved in only one project. “When we come into a community like Pittston, we come into the community not to just do one thing, but we like to do a lot of different things,” Williams said. “So, we have been working closely with your library board and administration in order to do projects like this. And I can guarantee you this will not be the last one over the next four years. We will be back.” He said the Pittston has a “spectacular Main Street and a vibrant downtown.” “That’s what this is all about.”

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Pittston Memorial Library Director Anne Hogya, left, and library benefactor John Cosgrove look over his lifelong collection of books he donated to the library during his 75 years in the media while in Washington, D.C.

State Sen. John Yudichak said the expansion really is a great project in very difficult times. “Libraries are the heart of a community,” Yudichak said. “And for many years this library will be the heart of Pittston.”

He commended the library board in their selection of cochairmen of the project: former Democratic State Rep. Tom Tigue and noted Republican and advisor to several governors, Pat Solano.

“They picked the two people in the area that nobody can say ‘no’ to,” Yudicak joked. State Rep. Mike Carroll, DAvoca, said he’s happy to be a See COSGROVE, Page 35

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Dinner for 300? First Baptist Church of Pittston has invited the community, especially the homeless, disadvantaged or those living alone, to a free Thanksgiving Dinner, complete with all the trimmings, on Wednesday, Nov. 21. On the menu is turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, stuffing, coleslaw, string beans and cranberry sauce. A don’t forget the pumpkin pie. Pastor James Breese said this is the fifth year the church is hosting the dinner and each year it gets bigger and bigger. “When I came here, I saw that there were so many people in need and so many people that spent the holidays alone,” Breese said. “We had to step up.” The dinner will be staffed by church volunteers and much of the food was donated. “Church members will cook the food at their homes and bring it in,” he said. The church is located in front of the Water Street Street Bridge in Pittston and dinner will be served from 4 to 8 p.m. Breese said because the dinner is the day before Thanksgiving, everyone is welcome to take a second meal home for Thanksgiving. In the past, the church has given gift bags with warm socks and scarves. This year bags will include personal hygiene items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes and mouthwash. “It’s part of our mandate,” he said. “The bible talks about loving and helping your fellow man.” For anyone who is homebound, Breese said someone can pick up the meal for them, or someone from the church can deliver it. Anyone who would like to attend is requested to call the church office at 654-0283, but nobody will be turned away. Amanda Gilpin of West Pittston, a volunteer with the church’s Willing Workers group, has been attending services at

the church since she was a small child. “Our church is like one big family,” she said. “And reaching out to help gives you a great feeling.” She said the patrons’ smiling faces and gratefulness is very rewarding. “I love it,” she said. Also for Thanksgiving: • To mark Thanksgiving, everyone is invited to the 4th annual community Thanksgiving Prayer Service at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church today, , November 18 at 7 p.m. The parish choirs of Sacred Heart and Holy Mother of Sorrows will join forces and voices in praise and thanksgiving. The homilist for the service will be the Rev. Zbigniew Dawid. During the service a collection will be taken which will benefit the Pittston Food Bank (housed at the former Seton Catholic High School). Following the prayer service a social will be held in Sacred Heart church hall. • The Care & Concern Food

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Just like old times at ice cream parlor By JACK SMILES

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Ballyhoo is not a museum display, it just looks like one. Stepping inside the storefront at 128 Luzerne Avenue in West Pittston is like stepping through a time travel portal and into a 1930s, 40s and 50s ice cream parlor. A vintage well-stocked penny candy display case and a period-correct Liquid Carbonic Soda Fountain complete the effect. Rob Schultz, a West Pittston native, and his wife Valarie had a soft opening on Halloween of the store they call Ballyhoo. Valarie said her husband always wanted to start a business. Their mutual interest in antiques, architectural salvage and local history led them to opening Ballyhoo. “We thought the town should have some nostalgia,” Valarie said. “We wanted to bring back some tradition.” They choose a good spot. The building at the corner of Warren Street and Luzerne Avenue was built around 1895 and over the years housed, among other businesses, a dry goods store, bike shop, gas station, and market. The candy display case came from Rossi’s Market, a fixture in West Pittston for decades a little further up Luzerne Ave. They found the soda fountain, which probably dates to the 1950s, in Indiana. For starters the couple is using only a small section of the store

next to the main larger section, which they plan to move into in the future and outfit with an elaborate carved-wood mirrored back bar. “The piece is from around 1910,” Rob said. “It passed through a few owners, soda shops, cafes and was even in storage for almost 50 years. Then it was once again used in Kentucky, moved again to Minden, Louisiana, where it was part of Skipper’s Soda Fountain and Ice Cream. That’s where we purchased it.” Accouterments to the piece include a marble counter top, stools, brass rail and high backed wooden booths. While traditional loose candies such as candy buttons, caramel crèmes, Swedish fish, marshmallow ice cream cones, bubble gum cigars, watermelon slices and wax lips are an attraction, Ballyhoo is described as “Purveyors of Ice Cream” on the menu. They serve Libby’s ice cream, though as graduates of the Penn State Creamery short course, they are considering making their own ice cream in the future. They make milkshakes, malts and sundaes, with the Brulee Banana Split being their signature dish. The fall hours are Monday – Thursday 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 2 to 9; and Sunday 1 to 8. www.facebook.com/ballyhooicecream www.ballyhooicecream.com

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Pittston may soon be patrolling the streets of Dupont. Both municipalities are in talks to have the Pittston Police Department provide 24-hour police protection for Dupont. Dupont currently has 7 parttime officers, while Pittston has 6 full-time and 14 part-time police officers. Dupont Council on Tuesday voted to authorize Solicitor Eric Dingle to officially enter into discussions with Pittston City officials regarding logistics and feasibility. Council also authorized the sending of an official ‘letter of intent’ to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. This week, Pittston Council is expected to authorize a similar letter of intent to the state. Pittston City Manager Joe Moskovitz said officials are shooting for a Jan. 1 launch and the cost of deal will likely be $130,000 a year. “It’s not a cash cow, but it will cover the added costs of policing Dupont.” Dupont Councilman Stanley Knick Jr. said the borough would save at least $40,000 a year. In addition to labor, Dupont has to

meet costs of police vehicles, heat and light for the police station, and insurances for officers and vehicles. “It’s becoming too much for us to handle,” he said. Knick said he’s in favor of such a plan. “With the economy the way it is and the state cutting funding, we’re seriously looking at shared services and regionalization.” No municipality wants to lose its autonomy with police coverage, Moskovitz said. But, he said, difficult financial times are making towns like Dupont rethink shared services. Knick said police service would be vastly enhanced with the cooperation of Pittston’s much larger police force. Moskovitz said a loss of jobs would be unlikely. He said he hopes room could be made for officers currently working for Dupont, but not for Pittston. He said the city is near getting a K-9 patrol and if the department becomes bigger, the force could add a juvenile detective or a drug officer. “We’ll have the ability to specialize services,” he said. “We can compartmentalize things, set

up a hierarchy, with a chief, captains, shift commanders, detective division, K-9 patrol.” Moskovitz said if an agreement was reached, a transition committee would be set up. Moskovitz said Pittston officials initially approached Dupont in 2011, but an agreement was not reached. Moskovitz and Pittston Police Chief Robert Powers outlined a proposal that could save the borough almost $60,000 over its current police labor costs, as well as provide 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-aweek coverage. A larger effort

State Rep. Mike Carroll, DAvoca, said a regional police force is viable in the Greater Pittston area. He said two meetings have been held already and a third is set for Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at Pittston City Hall. He said Ron Stern, a local government specialist at the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services, will speak. “The smaller boroughs are struggling financially,” Carroll said. “The goal for them is good

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that we can provide the resources for public services without the additional cost that our larger city neighbors are challenged by today,” Moskovitz said. He gave the examples of furloughs and layoffs in WilkesBarre and the financial stress of Scranton. A similar agreement is in place in Yatesville, where the borough pays Jenkins Township for 24-hour police protection. Other towns could include Avoca and Duryea. Carroll said there already is a quasi-regional police force, with mutual aid agreements in place. “When something occurs of significance, the current pattern is to help out. If there’s a big incident in Pittston, you’ll see officers from Avoca, Duryea, Dupont there,” he said. “They help each other out anyway.” And, he said, many of the parttime officers are employed by multiple municipalities. Dupont shares ambulance services with Duryea and Avoca and it also houses a yard waste recycling unit that it jointly operates with five other Luzerne County municipalities.

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police service at a reasonable cost.” He said a regional police force, similar to the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department, is a reachable goal. That department serves Mount Pocono and townships of Coolbaugh, Tobyhanna and Tunkhannock . Carroll said the Pocono chief, Harry Lewis, has already spoken to a group of officials from Greater Pittston. When it comes to policing, Moskovitz said, size does matter. He said moving into the future, policing is only going to get more difficult and a specialized police force is vital. Moskovitz said high tech and specialized crimes and complex drug crimes can be too much for a small police force to handle. He said the city is the largest in Greater Pittston and is in a position to start to develop a regional police force. “We’re trying to be good neighbors and support regionalization.” With a force encompassing Pittston, Dupont and perhaps one other town, the force could handle as many as 25 officers. “The issue is we’re of a size

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Lithuanian Women support Blind Association Y program helps children with autism

Each year the Lithuanian Women’s Club of Wyoming Valley chooses a worthy cause for their donation. This year’s recipient is The Association for the Blind. Representing the Association for the Blind, Mary Noble, accepted the donation and addressed the Women’s Club outlining assistance the Association receives. In the above photo, Mary Noble, left, receives a check from Martha Warnagiris, president of the Lithuanian Women’s Club. LCCC graduates Luzerne County Community College recently awarded degrees to several Greater Pittston students who completed requirements for their field of study in August. Associate in Applied Science: Rita Gunning, Pittston; Daryl Merriwether, Old Forge; James Norton Jr., Exeter; Sarah Pesotini, Pittston Township; Thomas Romanelli Jr., Wyoming; Mollie Shannon, Exeter; Collin Smith, Harding; and Paulette Tonkin, Port Griffith. Associate in Science: Milos

Besterci, Exeter; John Broda, Wyoming; Terri Bugelholl, West Pittston; Richard Davis, Wyoming; Eric Sandroski, Wyoming; and Roxanne Yaniello, Old Forge. Certificate of Specialization: Brittany Laffey, West Pittston; Sally Lockman, Pittston; and Philip Pizano, Pittston. Diploma: Stephanie Mudlock, Pittston. Happy birthday Happy birthday wishes go to: Audrey Hines, Pittston, formerly of West Pittston, celebrating Nov. 14; Donna Naughe Doman, Larksville, formerly of Pittston, who celebrated Nov. 9; Ross Kossuth, Maryland, who celebrated Nov 11; Elaine Gydish, Florida, who celebrated Nov. 11; Rachael Matucci, Pittston Twp, who celebrated Nov. 10; Ken Scialpi, Hughestown, who celebrated Nov. 12; Marlene Dick, Wyoming, who celebrated Nov 14; Wally Meskey, Dupont, who celebrated Nov. 17; Sisters, Denise Evans,

The Greater Pittston YMCA launched a program that helps families who have children with autism. The program is called C.A.R.E.S., Children with Autism Receiving Extra Support. The C.A.R.E.S. program supports families with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). C.A.R.E.S. is designed to help children learn gymnastics and how to swim in a private one-on-one setting. Children with ASD receive private swim lessons, private gymnastics lessons and group swimming or tumbling classes. “This amazing program is allowing children with ASD to become more comfortable in the water and learn balancing techniques with gymnastics,” said Craig Lukatch, CEO, Greater Pittston YMCA. “We are very happy to be offering this program to our current members and families in the Greater Pittston area.” Along with the children receiving free programming, the families will receive a free family membership for a year. Families will enjoy benefits including child watch, free youth programming, group exercise classes and much more. The programs are funded through the Coalition on Autism Fund of Luzerne Foundation. The memberships are funded through the Earthly Angels Autism Fund of the Luzerne Foundation. For more information regarding the C.A.R.E.S. program or to sign up please stop by the Greater Pittston YMCA on 10 N. Main Street, Pittston PA 18640 or call Robert Duliba, Mission and Membership Development Director at 570-655-2255 ext. 103. In the photo, from left, Ron Deliseo, President, The Earthly Angels; Michael Labagh, Senior Program/Aquatic Director Greater Pittston YMCA; Craig Lukatch, CEO Greater Pittston YMCA

Wyoming, who celebrated on Nov. 10 and Maureen LaSalle, P.A., Wyoming, who celebrated on Nov. 11; Ginger Grieco, who will celebrate Nov. 22. Happy anniversary Happy Anniversary wishes go to Robert and Ann Marie Matrunich of Pittston who celebrated their 27th anniversary on

Nov. 9. And Chuck and Joan Gorey who will celebrate Nov. 21. They’re brand new A boy was born to Cassandra and Kirby Gillespy of Duryea on Oct 18. A girl was born to Ann and Brian Cook of Jenkins Twp on Oct 22. A girl was born to Kristen and

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1949 – 63 Years Ago With Judy Minsavage In a speech before members of the Pittston Rotary Club, Emerson J. Howley, Deputy Treasurer of Pittston, adan outboard motor. Tests on the engine’s dressed critics of the city administration capabilities were performed at Lake by recalling a time when people disTacoma, Washington, Long Island puted the installation of electric lights Sound and the Susquehanna River. Atbecause they were afraid a wire might tached to a 12 feet long and 5 feet wide fall on them, fought against placing 300-pound boat the motor propelled two cobblestones on streets because horses crewmembers upstream at a speed of may slip on the smooth surface and two miles an hour. opposed the Laurel Line Railroad. The one-hour trip burned one quart of In 1949, Howley felt opponents of the gasoline. city’s property redemption policy were An announcement in the New Prodapplying the same archaic reactions. The ucts section of the November 16, 1959 policy allowed vacant deteriorating issue of the New York Times stated, “A properties to be sold to “newcomers” gasoline-powered motor that can be used who intended to remodel the buildings to run both a lawnmower and a small making them attractive to homeowners boat has been developed by American and new businesses. Chain & Cable Co. He also promoted the idea of a city The 2 1/2-h.p. motor comes with both parking lot to be used by merchants and lawnmower and outboard assemblies, their employees, leaving street parking and can quickly be changed from one to open to shoppers. Howley took city another.” businessmen to task for sweeping store With the coming holiday season, the debris into the street further burdening Pittston office of the Bureau of Employthe street department. ment Security advertised that many part The Greater Pittston Junior Chamber time jobs were available in sales, office of Commerce held their annual Harvest and “domestic” work. Dance during at which, the Man of the One local plant was seeking an elecYear award recipient would dance to the trical engineer at a salary of $550 to first song of the night with Broadway $700 per month, managerial trainee jobs Actress Peggy Campbell. Fresh from were open at $75 to $100 per week and her performance in Oklahoma and Sing one company was searching for an expeOut Sweet Land the performer also rienced stenographer for $225 per appeared at New York’s famed Glass month. Hat Club one of New York’s most popIt was the second half of the West ular hotel and restaurant. Side Conference football game at Located at Lexington Avenue and Wyoming Stadium and the Redskins 49th Street, the club was noted for being were up 19-0 over Westmoreland. the place where singer Dean Martin and Wyoming scored three times in the first comedian Jerry Lewis met for the first half on touchdowns by Joe Casserella, time in 1945. Joe Holland and Fran Zavacki. WestMichael Clarke, president of the moreland scored before the half. At the West Pittston Drama League along with half time whistle, a steady torrent of rain Frank Grover, Martha Grover, Billy fell in a short period of time leaving the Sworski, Jane St. Clair and Shirley field a swamp and players caked with Ann Riley were members of the cast of mud. The rest of the game relied on the the comedy stage play, Over Twentydefensive players Jim Law, Stan SavitOne, scheduled to be performed at the sky and Joe Mazzerella and their teamWest Pittston High School. Directed by mates to hold the lead and take the game Margaret Andrews, the production was 19-12 over Westmoreland. sponsored by the John D. Stark Post of The always-poetic Sunday Dispatch the American Legion. Weather Banner predicting the week’s 1959 – 53 Years Ago The Power Products Division of the American Chain and Cable Company of Exeter introduced its new invention, The Outboard Mower, a gasoline engine that could convert from a lawnmower to

forecast read: Cold and windy, first snow flurries, and the start of winter worries. According to www.weatherspark.com Relative to the average, the coldest day

in Greater Pittston in 1959 was November 18. “The low temperature that day was 11°F, compared to the average of 34°F, a difference of 23°F. In relative terms the coldest month was November, with an average low temperature of 30°F, compared to a typical value of 34°F.” 1969 – 43 Years Ago Duryea Borough Officials, remembering that a few years earlier a Watt Street resident escaped being fatally wounded by a bullet from a high-powered rifle entering his home ordered the posting of No Hunting signs in wooded areas within the borough boundary. Growing concerns from residents around the York, Foote, McAlpine and Phoenix Streets prompted officials to warn the sportsmen that hunting close to residential areas was illegal. One week before the 1969-70 Wyoming Valley United Fund Drive was to begin; the borough of Dupont did not have a drive chairman. Mayor Albert Costello knew just the right person to ask to handle the last minute arrangements. Mrs. William Ulivitch, a Girl Scout Troop leader, took hold of the campaign and without hesitation brought Dupont through to surpass its goal. For Veteran’s Day, Leo J. Witek commander of Post 936 Jenkins Township American Legion displayed one of the largest flags in the area on the front of his home. Measuring nearly 10 x 20 feet the flag was listed as a World War II relic. 1979 – 33 Years Ago Fifty-two boys and girls competed in the second annual table tennis tournament held by the Pittston Area High School Physical Education Department. After the two-day single elimination tournament, Mike Carroll emerged the winner with Sandy Lafoca in the runner-up spot. The Avoca Fire and Rescue Squad became the twenty-second Northeastern Pennsylvania service certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Voluntary Ambulance Service Certification Program. Passing the program’s high standards and receiving certificates were James McMahon, captain; Chris VanLuvender, fire chief; Kevin O’Brien, president, Ronald Casper, captain and Alex Coleman and David Moore crewmembers. The VASC program began in 1977 and encouraged squads to upgrade skills, vehicles and equipment to ensure high quality emergency health care for the community.

1989 – 23 Years ago The Greater Pittston Salvation Army began its Christmas Kettle Drive, and was in need of volunteers to man kettles at various locations across the city. Major Bertha Harris and Ruth Pryce commanding officers along with Mrs. Cory Miller, chairman of the Advisory Council, reported both donations and need for assistance had risen. The kettle idea began in 1891 when Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee was distraught because so many poor individuals in San Francisco were going hungry. According to the Salvation Army website, “he resolved to provide a free Christmas dinner for the destitute and poverty-stricken. He only had one major hurdle to overcome – funding the project. During his days as a sailor on the docks in Liverpool, England, he recalled a large, iron kettle called "Simpson’s Pot" into which passers-by tossed a coin or two to help the poor.” Today The Salvation Army assists more than four-and-a-half million people during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Among the kettle volunteers in 1989 were Jule Keder, June Mitchell, Mary Lepore, John Foy, William Givens, Linda Scaz, Peggy Agolino, Kathy Whipple, Bridget McLaughlin, Minnie MacLellan, Joseph Keating, Eugene Chromey, Angelo Salerno, Ann Rose and Frances Lewis. Answer On November 15, 1949, Tom Jordan, station agent for the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad at the West Pittston Station watched as train 1702 passed en-route to Scranton. For many years, he greeted the crew of the Bloomsburg train on its daily run. After 90 years of continuous service, that run was to be the last. Incorporated in 1853, the DL&W at its peak would have 900 route-miles of track including lines to Ithaca, Syracuse, and Oswego in New York; Bloomsburg and Bangor in Pennsylvania; Chester, Gladstone, and Montclair in New Jersey; and elsewhere. Today it is believed that only about half of DL&W’s former lines remain in operation.

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds. Theodore Roosevelt


Veterans remembered on their day

Small crowd at annual event in front of City Hall

By JON O’CONNELL

Sunday Dispatch Correspondent

As if he were still under orders, George Parrick, 87, stood at attention holding the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 477 flag during the Veterans Day ceremony last Sunday. Parrick The sun served in the shined warmNavy during ly and a light World War II breeze moved and re-enlisted up Broad to serve during Street as the the Korean conflict. ceremony He served on began with a repair ship in the Pledge of the Pacific Allegiance Ocean during and a prayer. World War II as a specialist. His father also served with the Navy, called to arms in the draft. Three of his nine siblings served in the armed forces as well. “I had it hard,” Parrick said with a chuckle. “I put in two years in Honolulu, Hawaii.” Parrick said he was part of damage control. His boat moved about the fleet, performing any imaginable type of repair. Parrick was greeted warmly at the ceremony. Everyone seemed to know him as a proud veteran,

Tim Goetchius of the American Legion Post 744 plays Taps at the annual Veterans Day ceremony in downtown Pittston last Sunday.

worthy of at least a day’s worth of recognition. The Pittston tradition, which City Councilman Mike Lombardo said dates back to around World War II, brought a crowd of about 30 people to the sidewalks in front of City Hall. Parrick, a Pittston native, said hundreds used to fill the streets on Veterans Day, despite rain or snow. The sun shined warmly and a light breeze moved up Broad Street as the ceremony began with the Pledge of Allegiance

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and a prayer. City Mayor Jason Klush seemed disappointed that more people did not come out to show their appreciation. “It’s a shame things like this get pushed to the side,” Klush said. “These guys gave it all. We owe them everything.” The 11 o’clock ceremony was competing with church services. Klush agreed that most of their usual attendees were probably at Mass.

Parrick said he went to Mass that morning, but left early to be sure he could fulfill his duties. He said other churches and veterans centers were offering a free hot lunch for veterans. He suggested that was where the crowds had gone instead. City Councilman Danny Argo led the small crowd of city officials, public service employees, a handful of veterans with their families and other observers in the National Anthem. Post 477 members fired ceremonial blanks into the air following a bugle call, played on an electronic horn. Post 477 Commander Tom

Mayor Jason Klush thanked the veterans for their service at Sunday's Veterans Day ceremony, held at city hall. T ` hey're all heroes and they deserve our respect,' Klush said. JON O’CONNELL/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH

Delaney said he hoped to see the same faces again next year. Parrick, a local AMVETS honor guard, said he knew of 108 veterans’ funerals held this year where his post was represented. In more ways than one, Parrick is one of the few left from his era.

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Where history comes to life The library is not a shrine for the worship of books. It is not a temple where literary incense must be burned or where one’s devotion to the bound book is expressed in ritual. A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas - a place where history comes to life. Norman Cousins When John P. Cosgrove donated his personal library to the Pittston Memorial Library we called it “a gift of a lifetime” because in essence, that is exactly what this gift is. It is a gift of the lifetime of Mr. Cosgrove, not merely his vast collection of books, but also his collection of personal photographs (he’s been photographed with every president since Herbert Hoover), his correspondence and his artifacts. And since this collection spans Mr. Cosgrove’s 70-plus career working in the nation’s capital, it can only enhance the education of young students. Children studying about John F. Kennedy, for example, are now able to go to their local library and learn that someone born and raised in their own home town actually knew President Kennedy. The Board of Trustees of the library is to be commended for appreciating the value of the Cosgrove collection and for undertaking an expansion project to not only offer the collection appropriate space in which to be displayed but also to provide the community with additional services including a proposed intergenerational program aimed at grandparents raising their grandchildren. The groundbreaking Thursday for the Cosgrove Annex was surely exciting for the trustees but also a bit frightening, we suspect. Much of the funding is through a federal loan which, although obtained at a very low interest rate, must be paid back. A capital campaign is underway to accomplish this and we urge participation with gifts large or small. We hope the additional space also allows for the display of other historical items that illustrate the contributions of other Greater Pittstonians. Too often it is only through an obituary that we learn of such accomplishments which deserve to be on display for all. And what better place than in the library, helping history to come to life.

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Duryea Little League thanks all who helped The Duryea Little League would like to thank all the boys and girls who participated in our league this year. We would also like to thank the coaches and volunteers who helped out through the season. A special thank you goes out to all our sponsors and any individuals or groups that contributed to our organization in anyway to help make our season a success. Your thoughtfulness and generosity was greatly appreciated. We would like to wish every-

one a happy and safe upcoming holiday season. We are looking forward to the 2013 season. Sign ups for baseball and softball will be held in the last two weeks of January. Again, we would like to say thank you very much to anyone who contributed to our organization in form, capacity, or aspect during the 2012 season. Duryea Little League

A Returning Veteran I met a special vet, One whom a person couldn’t forget. He had seen a lot And sometimes slept on a cot Then there were times you didn’t sleep And moments that caused one to weep Each man helped one another

Because as military we are all a brother He came home to a loving wife and son His battles are over and a new life has begun Our country will never forget When a man or woman becomes a U.S. Vet. Ronald Voveris Yatesville

Appreciates Wyoming Area Veterans Day program This is just a simple note of gratitude to Mr. Bernardi and students and staff at Wyoming Area for a job well done on the Veterans Program.

This annual event is much appreciated.

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Touts one-man performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’ On Friday, November 30 at 7 pm, Rev. Timothy Coombs will perform his one-man interpretation of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarks Summit.

This is the third event in the church’s 2012-2013 arts series.

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By JACK SMILES - jsmiles@psdispatch.com

Random notes on the news Barack Obama got 18 million fewer votes in 2012 than he did in 2008, 33 fewer electoral votes, two fewer percentage points and two fewer states. So why don’t the TV pundits talk about what the Democrats have to do to win back those votes, instead of railing on about how Republicans have to, well, turn into Democrats, if they want to win a presidential election? The biggest canard to come out of the election is the notion that Rush Limbaugh and Fox News lost the election for Romney. Romney lost because of Obama’s incumbency and 53-46 margin in 2008 were too much to overcome. Since 1900 only three elected incumbents out of 13 who ran lost and the incumbents who won all increased their electoral votes the second time. Obama is the only incumbent who lost electoral votes on his second winning run. If Limbaugh and Fox are responsible for anything, it’s the 18 million votes and two states Obama lost. That the opposite is true is an absurdity. The only way anything Limbaugh said was bad for Romney was when leftists cherry picked stuff he said then repeated it out of context. And that would only appeal to voters who were going to vote for Obama anyway. If someone was persuaded to vote for Obama after actually listening to the show for lengths of time, then we’d have to conclude they hated what they were hearing. It would be like someone saying I hate football, but I’m going to watch six hours of it today. Limbaugh listeners are his fans. They listen for affirmation of things they already believe and they would no more be persuaded to vote for Obama by listening to him than they would be persuaded to have tofu for dinner. Christ the liberal

Smith the radical

Ed Mitchell the local Democrat consultant, said Tom Smith, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate defeated by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, DScranton, is someone who is “so radical” and whose “policies are so out of touch with mainstream thought” that he was unelectable. “So radical.” Really? Let’s see, what were his policy positions? Energy independence. Imagine, wanting the US to produce most of its own energy. What a radical. Smaller government, lower taxes. Wow, that’s so out of the mainstream it’s going over the falls. Make Changes to Social Security and Medicare. Man that is “sooooooooo radical.” Smith wants babies to be born. Man, what a Neanderthal. What’s radical is throwing billions away on green energy schemes that go bankrupt and layingoff workers, while holding back tried and true energy providers. What’s radical is the lie that we can solve our fiscal problems by taxing the evil rich. What’s radical is ignoring the growing bubble of Social Security, Medicare and other entitlements? Did you hear the news?

The local TV news was all over this story: Boscov’s will no longer sell electronics and appliances. It was bigger than whatever else was going on. The reporters talked to some customers coming out of Boscov’s and the customers said things like, “that’s too bad because they had some really good deals?” The reporters were perplexed. Why in the world would Boscov’s stop selling electronics and appliances? A better question might have been: why is that news? Anyway, Boscov’s had no comment. They wouldn’t say why they stopped selling those things. Let’s see, what could the answer be? Could it have anything to do with, oh I don’t know – money? Could it be they were giving such good deals that they weren’t making any, or not enough? If selling that stuff was a money-maker they wouldn’t stop, would they?

Mary R. Ehret, MS, RD, LDN Penn State Cooperative Extension

Baking the healthy way Tis the season to break out the cookie sheets and dust off those traditional holiday recipes. If baking is on your to-do list, then you may find these hints on saving calories very worthwhile. A healthy diet can find room for even the most calorie dense cookie. You can eat the foods you love- just don’t overindulge. Looking for ways to make smart substitutions to trim fat rather than focusing on foods to avoid entirely may be the way to go. First, it is important to understand why fat is in the ingredient list of baked goods. Fat, otherwise known as shortening, margarine, butter, lard or oil, acts as a barrier, making the flour less likely to absorb water. This gives the moist, tender baked product that seems to melt in your mouth. Fat or oil in recipes can be replaced with other food ingredients. Ingredients commonly used to replace fat include fruit or vegetable purees, low-fat cottage cheese, tofu or non-fat yogurt. Using fat substitutions in your traditional holiday baking recipes may change the structure of the product. These substitutes for fat partially combine with flour, making the texture slightly different. This change, however, may be worth the savings in fat and calories. Experiment with different levels of substitution to see which gives the most acceptable product. It is best to start out by substituting only one-third of the fat called for in the recipe and then gradually increase the amount substituted. Here are some recommendations: Applesauce - causes the least flavor and color change to baked products. It works well in light-colored cakes, cookies, and muffins. Products will be very moist. Sometimes it is necessary to reduce water if it is an ingredient in a recipe. Bananas - Mash first, then measure. Bananas work best in chocolate products such as cakes or brownies because the banana flavor is masked by the chocolate. Non-fat yogurt - Sometimes reducing the water is necessary. First drain the yogurt by placing in a colander lined with a coffee filter. Works well in muffins, cakes, cookies and brownies. Here is an example of how you would alter a traditional holiday recipe: Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Icing

Traditional Recipe 2 cups flour 1 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 cup margarine or butter 1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter 1 egg yolk 1 tsp vanilla In large bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, butter (or margarine) and peanut butter. Blend until crumbs form. Add, beaten egg yolk and vanilla. Mix well. Press mixture into a lightly non fat sprayed jelly roll pan. Bake in preheated oven 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Let cool. Chocolate icing: 1 cup semi sweet chocolate pieces See NUTRITION, Page 34

Mary R. Ehret, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., is with Penn State Cooperative Extension, Luzerne County, 16 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston, Pa., 18643. (570) 825-1701/602-0600. Fax (570) 825-1709. mre2@psu.edu.

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Just before the election Joe Biden talked to a group of Catholics and an ad based on the talk ran on TV. This is the same Joe who insisted for years that his Catholicism would not affect his politics as in abortion or gay marriage. Oh no, but in the ad Joe Biden says he’s a “practicing Catholic” and “Whatever you do for the least of these, you do for me,” quoting Jesus Christ in claiming he and Obama are championing “Catholic social values” as a way to justify $1 trillion in welfare spending. The notion that Christ would have endorsed taking other people’s money under penalty of man’s laws and giving it to other people through man’s government and calling it Christian charity is absurd. Jesus ran the money changers out of the Temple, but he didn’t run them out of town. When asked by one of his followers if Jews should pay taxes, Jesus said, “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.”

That may be open to interpretation, but in no way could that quote be interpreted to mean Jesus expected Caesar to send the tax money pack to the locals to buy their food or something. That’s preposterous. Christian charity is just that. It has nothing to do with government. The nuns can ride the bus all they want and whine about the government cutting funding for the poor. Maybe the nuns ought to do something for the poor other than ride busses and whine.

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U.S. Airways Flight 1549 survivor Fred Berretta and author of 'Flight of Faith: My Miracle on the Hudson' recounts his life-changing story during the JMJ Catholic radio 750 AM inaugural banquet at St. Anthony of Padua Church Parish Center in Exeter.

Miracles on the menu Survivor of Miracle on the Hudson helps raise funds for Catholic Radio station By JON O’CONNELL

Sunday Dispatch Correspondent

Ed Niewinski, president of JMJ Catholic radio station, said 62 million Americans are without access to Catholic programming. Five years ago, Ed and his wife, Carol, set out to hold the line and keep Catholic radio alive, rescuing the area’s only

station in Scranton. Five years later, the two are still broadcasting strong at 750 AM. They held their inaugural banquet and fundraiser last Sunday and brought in a bigger crowd than they had expected. The Rev. Paul McDonnell O.S.J., rector at Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary, said the couple had hoped to sell 100 banquet

tickets. He gestured toward the filled church hall of St. Anthony’s in Exeter and said hoped-for ticket sales had nearly doubled. Tickets sold for $25 each and proceeds were dedicated to the radio station. Guest speaker Fred Berretta, a passenger on the US Airlines flight 1549 when it struck a flock See MIRACLES, Page 17

JMJ Radio 750-AM executive board member Edward Niewinski, left, and master of ceremonies Rocco Yanora look over the banquet agenda.


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U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer (ret.) Joe O'Hara, of Hobbie, leads in the Pledge of Allegiance at the JMJ Radio banquet on Veterans' Day.

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Attendees look over religious items for sale as they make their way into the St. Anthony's Church Hall in Exeter for the JMJ 750-AM Catholic Radio inaugural banquet. BILL TARUTIS/ FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH

but it still reaches people. “Not everybody is Facebook friendly,” he said. “We still can’t ignore old-fashioned ways of communication… opportunities to reach people where they are.” The Rev. Philip Gray of Villa St. Joseph Parish, Dunmore, said he realized technology is moving away from radio when he bought a new car and could not find the switch to turn on AM radio. “You push a button and it goes straight to satellite,” Gray said. Niewinski still runs into people who do not know about the station. Despite this, he is working to keep up with the times. The station streams live at www.jmj750.com and on the online radio website, www.tunein.com, with programming from affiliate stations and reflections and teachings from area ministers. The Niewinskis are supported entirely from listeners and a few annual donors. Rev. Leo McKernan gives the invocation before dinner at the JMJ 750-AM inaugural banquet.

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of Canadian geese, spoke of his short flight from LaGuardia International Airport into the Hudson River in January of 2009. Berretta described the community attitude on the flight as the passengers prepared for what seemed like inevitable death. He said when you have people praying for God’s mercy and everyone is working together, those are the ingredients of miracles. Niewinski said it costs about $50,000 to run the station yearly. Working with McDonnell, the station moved its operations from a dilapidated Scranton building to the seminary campus where it pays no rent and can be a part of the seminary culture. Niewinski said he and his wife run the station, a not-for-profit business, with no paid employees. Though they bear no weight of a lease agreement for station space, their expenses are still considerable. For the five years they have been broadcasting, they have not been able to put a penny down on the principle of the loan they took out to buy the station. “We’ve never missed a payment,” Niewinski said. “But we’re still making interest-only payments.” Though the funds raised will help production, McDonnell hoped to raise awareness for Catholic radio. By their presence, banquetgoers, most of them members of an older generation, showed who is still interested in keeping an AM radio station alive. McDonnell said radio may be an archaic way to communicate,


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MARIA REMEMBERS Maria Capolarella Montante

Thanksgiving Day – 60 years ago The year was 1952. The date, November 27. The event, Thanksgiving Day. Students of Pittston High School and St. John’s High School had more than turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie on their minds. It was the traditional football game between the two schools that had rivaled each other for decades. Of all sporting events this was the one that created the The Pittston most hype in High School the town. Supstudents felt porters of both teams anticithey had a disadvantage. pated a victory. It was the game The Johnnies that nothing had the supwas certain port of their with the possiparish priests bility of the underdog being and all the victorious. nuns who The seniors taught in fully aware it would be the their school last time to play and besides football for they attended their alma mamass every ters practiced morning beand drilled with a determifore classes. nation on winning the game. The bands marched and drilled learning new routines to perform at half time to outshine each other. The majorettes strutted with gleaming batons that were twirled in figure eights, cross fire, and tossed in the air. Everyone was getting ready and the cheerleaders at Pittston High School were no exception. The afternoon prior to the holiday dismissal a pep rally was held to spirit the team on to victory. The whole student body assembled in the auditorium full of enthusiasm and anticipation. That year it was not the ordinary pep rally of past years. The cheerleaders had prepared a skit dressed as our football players. The scene was the locker room at half time with a 0-0 score. Coach Cy Gallagher played by Eleanor Amico burst into the locker room to find the big eleven with

heads down and somewhat discouraged. One word from the coach and all heads were up. He shouted out orders, reminded them of the plays learned, to guard your man, and keep your eyes on the man carrying the ball. It was a performance that had the student body and teachers on their feet. The voices chanting the familiar cheers could be heard clear down William Street. The Pittston High School students felt they had a disadvantage. The Johnnies had the support of their parish priests and all the nuns who taught in their school and besides they attended mass every morning before

classes. Maybe it was a factor or maybe not? Each Thanksgiving morning the coaches and players attended mass at St. Rocco’s Church. In 1952, Rev. Julio Serra was pastor. Following mass Father gave the boys a blessing, looked directly at them and in a commanding voice with a slight Italian accent stated, “Do your best and God will do the rest.” It was a bleak, overcast day. The sun did not shine with warmth but the spirit on both sides could not be dampened. Cheers filled Bone Stadium as the teams ran on the field. St. John’s players were outfitted in blue and white uniforms and the

Pittston High players were clad in red and white. It was a colorful sight! I wish I could relay the plays and details of the game but as a cheerleader we were busy keeping the students spirited in chanting “go team go” or “hold that line”. It seems there was no score during the first quarter. Had the cheerleaders jinxed our players? In one of the quarters Pittston’s John Bednash scored two points in a touchback. Those two points hung over our heads the rest of the game. When the gun fired signifying the end of play there was great jubilation for the red and white team.

A highlight traditional way to end the game festivities was the band marching up Main Street with a turn on William Street and stopping at the St. John’s Evangelist Convent. The nuns stood on the landing and in their gracious manner waved and clapped as the band performed. Upon completion of the playing of our alma mater the band marched into the next block making way for the St. John’s band. It was truly a sight! Win or lose they were marching to their home territory to the sisters who were their teachers and knew them by name. The applause and See MARIA, Page 19

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gleaming faces was a victory. There was a great deal of pride between them. It was felt in the air. Dusk was falling as we headed for home. No car to pick us up. We relied on our feet to carry us home. Tired? No, for the day had been Invigorating and victorious. Now was it time to think of Tom Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie? No! As was the rule in our house as per Papa meals on Sundays and holidays were served at twelve o’clock noon and everyone had to be at the table. I remember that Thanksgiving meal very well. Eating pasta and looking at the clock for I had to be at the school by 1:00. Next came a capon with Mama’s delicious stuffing and roasted potatoes. I was not concentrating on food but on the clock and trying to avoid the looks I was getting from Papa. Gathering all my courage, I stood up and announced to Papa that I had to go. Had I been running a marathon that day I would have won. Getting closer to home my thoughts were on the delicious dinner Mama had prepared. Dinner was over but the kitchen was not closed. I knew Mama would be home and there would be something good to eat. No turkey or pumpkin pie but certainly chicken and a cannoli. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Soo Do Karate U.S.A., along with Danielle Maroni and Aron Turner will teach defensive moves that everyday people can use to ward off assailants. “The YMCA has a focus on Social Responsibility and having this seminar promotes just that,” said Diane Butwin, Group Exercise Coordinator. “We [the YMCA] want our members and the public we serve to be well informed and safe in the Greater Pittston area.” Kovaleski has three studios in NEPA; one in Dickson City, West Scranton and Carbondale. His first studio opened in 1994.

He is a six degree black belt giving him the classification of Master. He started is karate career at the age of three. Maroni hails from Avoca. She is a second degree black belt and has been with Tang Soo Do Karate for 10 years. Turner is also from Avoca. He is a second third degree black belt. Once he reaches fourth degree black belt he will gain the title of Master. He has been with Tang Soo Do for 11 years. The seminar will be today Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Greater Pittston YMCA from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost of the seminar is $20 for everyone. For more information please contact the YMCA at 570-655-2255.

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Back in the air 67 years later By TONY CALLAIO

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The last time Elmo Begliomini, 85, of Wyoming flew in an SNJ Navy trainer aircraft was 67 years ago, until last weekend. Begliomini served in the Navy from 1943 to 1944 as a machinist mate torpedo bomber. As part of his training, he had to take flight in the SNJ. Begliomini served on the USS Bataan carrier as they trolled the Atlantic Ocean looking for submarines. A great deal of his tour was spent around Panama Canal. As part of a Veteran’s Day celebration, Ron Gitkos, from the 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo/West Pittston American Legion Post 542 and owner of West Side Auto, thought it would have been a great idea to send Elmo up one more time. Elmo accepted. Post 542 and West Side Auto sponsored the flight. “This is exciting and I’m looking forward to the flight,” said Begliomini. “It’s been a long time since I’ve been in the plane.” Elmo was a little surprised by the media attention. “I didn’t know there would be a reporter and a camera here,” he added. Gitkos said he wanted to surprise Begliomini for his flight. Former Vietnam fighter pilot Louis DeFazio, who lives in Houston, Texas, but spends much of his summer in Northeastern Pennsylvania, took Elmo up for his flight. After waiting at the Wyoming Valley Airport, Wyoming, for the SNJ to arrive from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Interna-

tional Airport where the aircraft was being stored since Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast, the time arrived for Elmo to take his flight. It was a little chore getting Begliomini into the plane, but he handled it very well. You could see him smiling as he negotiated getting into the plane. All strapped in, with headset on, Elmo looked to his right and gave the thumbs-up sign. Pilot DeFazio did a quick flyover of Greater Pittston, which included flying over Elmo’s Wyoming home before heading towards Harvey’s Lake. Before you knew it, the 25-minute flight was over. Begliomini, who spent his whole professional career as an accountant after getting his degree from Wilkes College, never entertained the idea of flying again until he was offered the chance last week. After the flight, Elmo’s smile never left his face as he described the flight to Ron Gitkos. Gitkos thanked pilot DeFazio and Dr. Charles Scrobola, who owns the SNJ, for the opportunity in making 2012 a special Veteran’s Day.

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Exeter Council

There will be a special Exeter Borough Council meeting at the borough building on Monday, Nov. 19, at 6:00 p.m. for the first reading of the proposed 2013 budget. The meeting is open to the public. Hughestown Lions

The Hughestown Lions Club will meet Monday, Nov. 19, at the Hughestown Hose Company at 7 p.m. Lion President Steve Golya will preside. On the agenda will be a discussion on the plans for decorating St. Joseph’s Center home in the borough and also the annual visit to St. Josephs to deliver gifts to the residents of the home.

St. John’s Class of ‘72

PA Class of ‘77

An informal 40th anniversary reunion “Get Together” for St. John the Evangelist Class of 1972 will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. at Rooney’s Irish Pub, 67 South Main Street, Pittston. All classmates are invited to attend. There will also be a memorial Mass on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston. For more information, please call Joe Aquilina 788-6240, Grace Bufalino Bradshaw, 6553680, Anne Loughney Dolinsky 883-4554 or Winifred Smalley Serfass at 655-1114 or e mail at bttrmn@verizon.net.

The Pittston Area Class of 1977 will hold a 35th class reunion on Saturday, November 24 at Mount Carmel Hall on William St. in Pittston. The fun begins at 6:00 p.m. The committee has made every attempt to contact every classmate. If you have not received an invitation and would like to attend please call Lew Sebia at 823-1100 (ask for Karen), Donna Boylan Ahearn at 2122348, Jim Collins at 654-8243 or Bob Linskey at 212-0724 for more details.

St. John’s Class of 1962

Camp Life in the Union Army presented by John Moran will be held Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6:45 p.m. at the Taylor Community Library. Program is open to the public. For more information call 562-1225 or 346-6179.

The St. John the Evangelist High School class of 1962 will celebrate their 50-year class reunion on Friday, Nov. 23. Mass will be held at 5 p.m. at the St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street in Pittston and will be a joint celebration with the class of 1987 Seton Catholic High School, which is celebrating their 25 year class reunion. The class of 1962 will continue their festivities at the Quality Inn and Suites Wilkes-Barre with dinner and dancing from 6 to 11 p.m. Addresses for the following class members are requested: Theresa Klocko, Matthew Smikosky, Thomas Vasil and Sal Iacona. Anyone with information, is asked to call Sheila 655-0858 or Nancy 457-4092.

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Bingo in Centermoreland

Bingo will be held on Monday, Nov. 19, at the Northmoreland Township Fire Hall in Centermoreland. Doors open at 5 p.m. and early birds begin at 6:30 p.m. Food and beverage available. For more information, call Jim at 333-4906. Triboro Historical Society

The Pittston Area High school class of 1983 will hold a reunion Nov. 24 at Arturo’s Restaurant in Dupont starting at 7 p.m.

Members of Seton Catholic Class of 1977 are planning a 35th Reunion. The reunion will be held on Friday, Nov. 24. The reunion will be held at Rooney’s Irish Pub on Main Street Pittston from 6 to 9 p.m. Any classmates interested in attending the reunion should emailsetonclassof77@verizon.netto find out details and information. Seton Class of ‘87

Seton Catholic class of 1987 will celebrate its 25th reunion on Friday, Nov. 23 starting with 5 p.m. Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. The Mass will also celebrate the 50th reunion of St. John’s High School class of o1962 and will be said in memory of Marlene Monichelli (1987) and the deceased members of the class of 1962. A reception for the class of ’87 faculty and friends will be held at Arturo’s Restaurant in Dupont immediately following the Mass. Roast beef dinner

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Seton Catholic class of 1977 will hold its 35th High School reunion at Rooney’s Irish Pub in Pittston. The reunion will start at 6 p.m. on Friday Nov. 23. All class members are invited to attend. Classmates can visit St John’s Seton Catholic Class of 1977 on Facebook or emailsetonclassof77@verizon.netfor details on the reunion. Price for the reunion is $40 a person. Make checks payable to Joe Dorbad 300 Heidi Lane Dupont, PA 18640. Payment can also be made at Rooney’s Irish Pub on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Interested classmates can contact Pauline Albano 498-0180, Marianne Devers 815-8380, Joe Dorbad 704-8584, Al Fereck 655-9713,or John Walsh 4070654.

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more information call the Sem Communications Office at 2702192. Applause Theatre, 64 church St, Pittston - welcomes Raymond The Amish comic for a night of adult humor on saturday Dec 1st at 8pm. Tickets are $15.00 and will beavailableat the door. Or call 430-1149 and leave a message to have your ticket held at the door. See our Facebook page for more info or visit us athttp://applausetheatre.webs.com Applause presentation

Applause Theatre, 64 Church Street, Pittston, presents a holiday musical full of laughs sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. “The Winter Wonderettes” will be presented one weekend only. Dec 14, 15 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. All tickets $15 and will be available at the door or call 430-1149 and leave a message to reserve your ticket at the door. See the Facebook page for more info or visit athttp://applausetheatre.webs.com Irish history contest

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Hibernians, Division 1 St. John Neumann, of Wilkes-Barre, is inviting all Luzerne County students to submit essays to the LAOH 2011-2012 Irish History Writing Contest. The LAOH is a charitable organization of Irish-American women founded in 1894, and aims to promote Irish history and culture. The contest is open to any students (public, private, parochial, or home-schooled) of grades 6 through 12. This year’s topics are Level 1(grades 6-8): The Story of Annie Moore – Irish Immigration to America, and Level 2 (grades 9-12): The Irish and the Building of the American Infrastructure. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners at both the State and National levels. For complete contest rules and list of prizes, please contact Division Historian, Mary Ellen Dooley, at (570) 735-1711, or visit the National website at www.ladiesaoh.com. Dutch Apple trip

A bus trip is planned to Dutch Apple Dinner Theater in Lancaster on Thursday, Nov. 29 to see “A Swingin’ Christmas”. The show provides beautiful singing, breath-taking dancing, gorgeous costumes, rib-tickling

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Who Has Had The Greatest Impact On Life In Greater Pittston? Nominations are open for the Sunday Dispatch 2012 Person of the Year and the Joseph Saporito time Achievement award. Lifetime The Sunday Dispatchh Person of the Year is the individual vidual who had the greatest impact on life in our communities: s: the 17 towns that make up the he Wyoming Area and Pittston tston Area school districts. The Joseph Saporito Lifetime Achievement Award is for the individual who hass given a lifetime of volunteer service ervice to our communities.

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Submit his or her namee and a brief summary of why you are nominating this person for either the Person son of the Year or a recipient of The Joseph Saporito Lifetime Achievement Award. Mail your submission to: Sunday Dispatch Person of The Year or Joseph Saporito Lifetime Achievement Award, 109 New Street, Pittston, PA 18640. You may also submit your nomination by e-mail to sd@timesleader.com or by fax to 570-602-0183. Please send to arrive no later than Dec. 21, 2012.

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Nature’s Way partners with Misericordia in training The Misericordia University Center for Adult and Continuing Education Corporate Training Program was retained recently by Nature’s Way Purewater Systems of Pittston, to provide education and career training programs to its local workforce. Located in the Grimes Industrial Park, Nature’s Way Purewater Systems is a dynamic, growing business operated by Sandy

WP Library Friends set Book Fair The West Pittston Library will have a Book Fair at Barnes & Noble at the Arena Hub Plaza from Dec. 7 through Dec. 9. They will provide gift wrapping on Dec. 8 at no charge, with proof of your paid receipt. Those shopping on these days are asked to mention that you are shopping for the West Pittston Library prior to paying for your purchase. People shopping online can use our Bookfair ID #10884930 when checking out. For more information, call or email Sara @570-883-7079; sarashanekelly@gmail.com.

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Insalaco, Sr. Due to the introduction of new product lines, the company is experiencing unprecedented opportunities for existing employees and an added demand for new employees. Since July, the company has doubled the workforce by hiring 50 people. “In our competitive business environment, we feel it is more important than ever to invest in our workforce so they know they are an important part of the future success of the company and the products they produce,’’ said Insalaco. “We also are hoping the program with Misericordia will help us increase employee retention throughout the company. This type of program will enable our employees to grow with the company and be a part of it long term.’’ The Misericordia University Center for Adult and Continuing Education Corporate Training Program offers customized employee and management devel-

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The First Presbyterian Church is located at 300 School Street in Clarks Summit. Rev. Coombs is a pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Scotia, NY, and storytelling is very important in his pastoral ministry. This is the fifth year that Tim has told Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” which, next to the birth story of Jesus, is perhaps the most touching story of the season. Along with “A Christmas Carol,” Tim tells the Gospel of Mark as well as numerous other biblical stories as part of his ministry. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Network of Biblical Storytellers, an ecumenical organization that “encourages everyone to learn and tell biblical stories.”

He earned his Doctorate of Ministry from United Theologi-

cal Seminary in the field of Biblical Storytelling in Digital Culture. Tim also serves on Albany Presbytery’s staff for Congregational Health and Transformation.

There is no admission charge for this event, but a free-will offering will be taken. For more information, call the church at 586-6306 or visit www.fpccs.org. The series has been supported

in part by grants from the PA Partners in the Arts program and from the Lackawanna County Community Arts and Culture program. John Weiss

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Applause Theatre

The Applause Theatre in the former St. Casmir Church, 65 Church St., Pittston presents Raymond the Amish Comic at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. Tickets for the adult-oriented show are $15 and will be available at the door or by calling 430-1149. VFW Meeting

The Dupont V.F.W. Post #4909 will hold a meeting on Monday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the post home. Commander Gary Carwardine will preside. Home Association meeting will follow. Food and refreshments will be served.

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The Dupont V.F.W. Post #4909 Home Association will hold their annual Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the post home. Music provided by the Home Town Boyz. Dinner buffer served from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Bar open from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Donation is $28. For tickets and reservations see Bob Lopata at the post home or contact him at 654-9104. Deadline for tickets is Friday, Dec. 7. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

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Among our many blessings at Thanksgiving, we are grateful for our community and our friends. Pictured above are members of Atlas Realty and friends who donated their time recently to work at St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen. A monetary donation was also made to the Soup Kitchen. We Sell Happiness


Misericordia University Campus Ministry recently recognized Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 10-18, by hosting a simulated hunger banquet to bring light to hunger and homelessness issues around Hunger and the region and Homelessness world. More than 30 Awareness students, staff Week, Nov. and faculty dis10-18 cussed their feelings and impressions as some ate a low-income meal of small portions of rice, pita and water, while others received a middle class meal of a hot dog and iced tea or a high-income, full-course meal complete with chicken, salad, pasta, vegetables, drinks and dessert. Participants also read place cards at each seat that told the story of various family situations and hunger issues in different countries.

At left, student lecturer Sean Vitale, West Pittston, a member of the Misericordia University Social Justice Committee, left, explains to Nate Brown, Towanda, that his status has been changed during the simulated hunger banquet at Misericordia University.

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Two members of the Jenkins Township Lions Club and the club itself received recognition at a recent club meeting. Club President John Baloga received a Banner Patch and rocker to be included on the club’s awards banner. Patch and

year rocker were received from the Northeast Pennsylvania Lions Eye Bank to mark the club’s contribution to the District Governor’s Fair Share program which was sent to the Eye Bank. The NEPA Lions Eye Bank is located in Bethlehem and just re-

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Emilee DeMarco sings 'Everybody Talks' at the Pittston Area Middle School Talent Show.

Gina Kirkpatrick performs 'Pound the Alarm' at the Pittston Area Middle School Talent Show.

Charlette Gittens sings 'Hey Stephen' at the Pittston Area Middle School Talent Show.

They’re taking the stage The Pittston Area Middle School Talent Show was held Thursday night in the High School Auditorium. Students from the Middle School and Intermediate Center sang various songs, including Nicki Minaj’s “Pound the Alarm” and Neon Trees’ “Everybody Talks” as well as performed dances routines.

Pittston Area Middle School Talent Show emcees Ariana Solano, left, Dominique Quaglia, and Milena Adams iintroduce the participants for the finale.

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Brianna Psaila, left, Holly Winters, and Hannah Robbins cheer on the contestants.

Sela Simko, left, Bailey Jordan, and Lauren Jumper perform 'Want You Back' at the Pittston Area Middle School Talent Show Thursday night at the high school auditorium.


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Kayla Morris sings 'Beautiful' at the Pittston Area Middle School Talent Show.

Kiara Young sings 'Jar of Hearts' at the Pittston Area Middle School Talent Show.

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Josceline Jennings, left, Isabella Gorzkowski, Jenna Smith, Bailey Loyack, Alexa McHugh, and Haley Farrell make an encore appearance in the finale of the Pittston Area Middle School Talent Show.


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library in City Hall had outgrown its surroundings. “We started the first project and the doors opened in 2000,” Lombardo said. “And the story has been a great story ever since.” He said that the library is proof that if you build a library in a community like Pittston, people will use it. “This library, day in and day out, serves our residents, across generations,” he said. “There is nothing more important than our future,” Lombardo said. “And our future is really guided by our ability to be educated and learn and this is certainly a beacon for learning.”

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Pittston Memorial Library Director Anne Hogya details the library's expansion project as dozens gather for the groundbreaking of the Cosgrove Annex on Thursday afternoon.

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I have people comthat the Pittseems to reing up to me every night saying ‘I ston Memo- vides a larger room than most of ceive nothsaw him in Niagra Falls in ’73’, rial Library the other venues he has played in ing but and that’s what it’s like with the was working our area. Considering he just wrap- praise true fans.” on organizing wherever he ped a tour of Canada, and has Along with the sanctioning of a benefit to performs. EPE, Klush has had the opportuplayed everywhere from arenas to help raise However, nity to have some of Presley’s funds for ren- larger-scale theaters, he feels right like any close friends and band mates ovations, he at home at the nearly 2000 seat Tribute Artshare the stage with him. From had an easy Kirby Center, which will have a ist out there, drummer DJ Fontana and male decision to there is unmuch more relaxed feel for his vocal group The Jordanaires to make when doubtedly Elvis’ right-hand man, Joe Espoasked about enormous band including The Fabroom for sito, Klush is humbled to be actaking part in ulous Amabassadors, Pittston’s criticism. quainted with many of the bigger the show. With all the Charlie I (Infantino) and Elvis’ allnames from The King’s career. Pittston native Shawn Klush as Elvis “It wasn’t female backing vocalists, The Sweet accolades Even more humbling is the aceven a queshe’s receptance he feels from those tion,” he said Inspirations. ceived there people, who are protective of nered the attention of Elvis Presand if you like it, that’s great. If of the funis little their time with Presley and draiser haproom for anyone to argue Klush’s you don’t, that’s ok too. Just go ley Enterprises, including Prispening this Saturday at the F.M. loyalty and respect for the music, out and give it a chance before cilla and Lisa Marie, when he choose who they will perform Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. but if anyone is apprehensive in you take a bullet to it. I haven’t won the Ultimate Elvis Tribute with. “I don’t think Joe Esposito or “The family is here, my cousin is seeing someone ‘impersonate’ a heard anything bad. If anything, Artist contest in Memphis, TenThe Sweet Inspirations will just nessee, making him the first ever I’ve heard people say ‘he can’t the mayor of Pittston, and they music icon, Klush welcomes go out with anybody,” he said. Tribute Artist to be sanctioned take the place of somebody like needed some help. We were whatever feedback Presley’s fans “It’s not about the almighty dolthat,’ which is not what I’m try- by EPE. home and available, so we easily have to offer. ‘It’s been phenomenal,” he lar to them. 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ched you or he touched your life, you felt obligated to be by his side. If someone’s doing a tribute to him and they’re not up to par, they won’t be a part of it. I feel very lucky that almost twenty years into the business, I have Joe and the rest of those people with me. That’s a big deal to me.” As far as the show at the Kirby Center, Klush is looking forward to paying tribute to what Presley and his band did best – playing music live and giving his fans a reminder of how much of an impact The King made in music. “You’re going to see something you don’t get to see too often anymore – fifteen or twenty people playing live music and actually singing,” he said. “That’s the way we’re bringing it out anymore because so much of today’s music is pre-recorded. I’m not knocking that, but when the man came out and did what he did back in the day, it was him and the band and that was it. It’s basically what we’re bringing; that type of show. It’s all about the music and what it used to be.” Being a Pittston native, Klush is also optimistic about the Pittston Library and what the concert can do for his hometown. “I hope the library achieves what they’re trying to achieve,” he said. “I hope that everyone has a good time, and really enjoys themselves. We’ve always wanted to bring this show here, but for monetary reasons or political situations, we haven’t been able. Finally we have that chance and we hope that people really get a kick out of it.”

Auditions listed for three new shows direction of John Schugard and features the talents of Donna Vojtek, Mike Lally, Linda Griffiths, Amy Noelle Filipini and Camille Wojack. Tickets are $12. To reserve seats or for more information, call The Phoenix Performing Arts Centre at 570-457-3589. Auditions listed

Phoenix will hold auditions for “Twelve Angry Men” on Nov. 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. Needed are men from 20 to 70 years old. Show dates are Jan 18,

19, 20, 25, 26. Those auditioning will be ask to read from the script. For more information email phoenixpac08@aol.com or call 457-3589. Chas Beleski is director. Phoenix Kids will hold auditions for “Two Dumb Dogs” on Sunday, Dec. 2, and Monday, Dec. 3, from 6-8 p.m. Children ages 5-12 are welcome to audition. Show dates are March 1-3. “Two Dumb Dogs” features Ferdo and Floof who are con-

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stantly getting into trouble with their owner Roger. They believe their owner has too many rules and they would be better off on their own. The dogs decide to run away and seek fame and fortune. They enter the Enchanted Forest and encounter a wise owl, a cursed prince, a minion of the queen, a Dog Shouter, an old man and an evil queen. The dogs learn some valuable lessons and by using their brain power they are able to free themselves and their new found friends from the evil queen.

This production is directed by Jennifer Stanton and Mendy McGowan. Phoenix Kids will also be holding Auditions for “annie” the musical. All roles are open for ages 5 to 13. Auditions will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10 from 6 to 8:30 and Saturday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Those auditioning are asked to bring a song to sing, either sheet music, CD or iPod. There will be an accompanist on hand. They are also asked to wear dance clothes and will be taught a dance combination and then asked to perform it. They also will read from the script.


Residents urged to support fire department As we pause to give thanks to God for the many blessings we have in our lives, \\we can all be grateful for the brave men and women of the Avoca Fire Department. Putting their lives on the line daily each day, the only payment they receive is the knowledge, satisfaction and pride of keeping the community safe. Acknowledging such fearless dedication, let us take the time to give thanks for them this Thursday and to show our thanks to them by supporting their current fundraiser. Anyone who has not yet made a contribution to their annual fund drive is asked to do it as soon as possible. Less than 40 percent of all residents have contributed at this point. As a result, the department is financially stressed and cannot continue to operate. The fire department plays a crucial role in the community and will go bankrupt unless it receives donations. Craft and gift fair

St. Maria Goretti Parish will have a holiday craft and gift fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Nov. 18 in the parish hall, 42 Redwood Dr., Laflin. There will be more than 20 vendors as well as raffle and door prizes. Refreshments will also be available. The building is handicapped accessible with plenty of free parking. Queen of the Apostles

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chase a ticket may call the parish office at 457-3412. The ticket will be mailed to you. The worship committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19 in the rectory. The annual appeal committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21 in the rectory. There will be a Thanksgiving Day Mass on Thursday, Nov. 22 at 9 a.m. at the church. Parishioners are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the poor to this Mass. It will be donated to a local food pantry. The youth group will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25 in St. Mary’s School auditorium, 742 Spring St. Call Lori Ostrowski, director of youth ministry, at 457-8840 for details. The building and grounds committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26 in the rectory. The parish will host the Rev. Michael Shea, C.M., as he conducts a Marian Triduum at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. November 27-29 at the church. The Triduum will focus on the three apparitions of Mary to St. Catherine Laboure. It will precede the parish’s nine day Miraculous Medal Novena which will conclude on the feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8. Father Shea is a Vincentian priest currently assigned to the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal in Germantown. The women’s guild will have its Christmas party at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 . at Colarusso’s LaPalazzo, Moosic. The cost is $25 per person. To make a reservation, call Debbie Callahan at 457-8887, Anne Dillon at 8815182 or the parish office at 4573412 by Nov. 26. All women are invited to attend. Yard waste reminder

Avoca Borough will have a

yard waste collection on Tuesday, Nov. 20, weather permitting. In addition to collecting grass clippings and leaves, borough workers will also collect other yard waste, including shrubs, hedge clippings and tree limbs. Grass clippings and leaves can be placed in the same container; however, the other collection items must be placed in a separate container. The recycling center will not accept grass and leaves combined with the other forms of yard waste. Tree limbs should not exceed three feet in length and one-half inch in diameter. Rocks, stones, dirt and animal waste are not acceptable forms of yard waste and will not be collected. A maximum of three open containers, not exceeding 30 pounds, will be allowed per collection. Residents should not put collection items in plastic bags. They will not be collected. Collection items should be placed curbside by 8 a.m. Tax reminder

Avoca Tax Collector Teresa Wrubel reminds residents the final day to pay the face value amount on the school tax is Tuesday, Nov. 20. Wrubel’s office in the Avoca Municipal Building, 752 Main St., will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. that day. The office will be closed Nov. 27. Final payment for the school tax bill is due Dec. 15. Ecumenical Thanksgiving

There will be a community ecumenical Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Nativity of Our Lord Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson St. The following clergy from the Catholic and Protestant churches will participate: the Rev. Andrew Sinnott, pastor

of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea; the Rev. Sharon Deitz, pastor of the Brick United Methodist Church, Duryea, and the Bethel United Methodist Church, Avoca; the Rev. Philip Sladicka, pastor of Queen of Apostles Parish, Avoca; the Rev. Carmen Bolock, guest homilist and pastor St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church, Duryea; and the Rev. Joseph Elston, chaplain of Marywood University and Holy Redeemer High School. Refreshments will be served in the church hall following the service. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the poor which will be donated to the food pantry at the Moosic United Methodist Church. Garbage schedule

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Waste Management will collect garbage on Friday, Nov. 23 instead of Thursday, Nov. 22. V.F.W. Christmas parties

The Ladies Auxiliary to V.F.W. Post 8335 will have its annual Christmas party at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 in the post home, 915 Main St. The chairperson of this event

is Betty Lewis and co-chairperson is Wendy Radle. Members may bring guests. Gifts will be exchanged. The drawing for the holiday food baskets will take place Dec. 3. Call Mary Orluk at 457-5999 or June Fitzgerald at 457-9604 by Nov. 21 to make a reservation. Avoca V.F.W. Post 8335 will have its annual children’s Christmas party from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the post home, 915 Main St. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Santa will arrive at 1:30 p.m. \ Avoca Lions Club

The Avoca Lions Club will have its monthly food bank from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Bethel United Methodist Church, 532 Main St. Volunteers are needed at 1:30 p.m. to help unload the truck and pack boxes to keep the food bank functioning. Attendees are asked to bring boxes Council meeting Dec. 13

The Avoca Borough Council will have its monthly meeting and work session at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13 in the Avoca Municipal Building, 752 Main St. Council President Joseph Satkowski will preside.

Wednesday last day for yard waste The last day for yard waste collection in the Jenkins Township for 2012 is Wednesday, Nov. 21. 2013 refuse and recycling stickers will cost the same as 2012. They are available in the township office for $52.50 with a $10 discount ($42.50) for seniors and disabled residents providing proof with a Medicare card. Christmas party

The Jenkins Township Recreation Board is throwing a Christ-

JENKINS TWP. mas Party for township children from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8 at the fire hall on Second Street, Port Griffith. All children from the township are invited to speak to Santa Claus. The board will hold a drawing for two bicycles, for one boy and one girl winner. See JENKINS, Page 41

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Queen of the Apostles Parish youth group is collecting winter hats and gloves for the needy. Items may be dropped off in the designated containers located in the back of St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St. The parishioners are currently selling the stocking stuffer edition of their Pot of Gold Match the Daily Number raffle tickets, which are for January. Tickets are $10 each. The winning number is based on the evening daily number of the Pennsylvania Lottery. Anyone who has a specific ticket number they would like to purchase or to just simply pur-

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Thanksgiving prayer service today at Sacred Heart The Pittston Area Leo's Club recently completed its tree planting project on Garden Drive in Dupont. The group planted five Flowering Cleveland Pear trees with the help of Dupont Borough officials, Mark's Landscaping, State Representative Michael Carrol and the Dupont Lions Club. From left, first row, are Leo member Mikala Brino and Dominique DelPriore with Mark Kowalczyk. Standing, State Representative Michael Carroll, Dupont Borough Council President Stanley Knick, Leo members: Matthew Ramos, Christian Hansen, Lea & Maria Garibaldi, Megan Dougherty, Teresa Fox, Paula Goss, Nina Timonte, Haleigh Zurek and Mayor Daniel Lello. Mark Kowalczyk of Mark's Landscaping and a Dupont Borough Council member, donated one of the trees plus all the mulch and the use of his trucks. President of Dupont Council Stan Knick used the trucks from the compost facility to help with the planting and cleanup plus a truckload of compost from the new facility. Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Community donated two of the trees for the project. PHOTOS SUBMITTED

The Fourth Annual Community fourth Thanksgiving Prayer Service will be held at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 18 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. Sacred Heart and Holy Mother of Sorrows parish choirs will join forces and voices in praise and thanksgiving. The homilist for the service will be Father Dawid. During the service, a collection will be taken which will benefit the Pittston Food Bank.Following the prayer service, a social will be held in Sacred Heart church hall. Dupont Lions

Dupont Lions Club will begin today making the community bright by installing holiday snowflake lights and swags. Members will meet at 7:30 a.m. at Pavilion in the Park to pick up the snowflakes. Members will meet the rest of the club members at 8 a.m. at Autro’s parking lot and begin to install the lights. The monthly food distribution sponsored by the Dupont Lions

will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29 at Holy Mother of Sorrows Church. All qualifying residents of Dupont and Suscon are eligible. Christmas party

Reservations are now being accepted for the Dupont Borough Annual Children’s Christmas which will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the VFW Post Home 4909. Reservations are required so please make your plans as soon as possible by calling Borough Manager Patty McDonald at 655-6216. Please provide the number of children with ages and names and the number of adult attending. VFW 4909 news

The Dupont VFW Post 4909 Home Association will hold its annual Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the post home, Music will be provided by the

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Looking for a special way to give thanks this Thanksgiving? Look no further. There will be a community ecumenical Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Nativity of Our Lord Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson St. The following clergy from the Catholic and Protestant churches will participate: the Rev. Andrew Sinnott, pastor of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea; the Rev. Sharon Deitz, pastor of the Brick United Methodist Church, Duryea, and the Bethel United Methodist Church, Avoca; the Rev. Philip Sladicka, pastor of Queen of Apostles Parish, Avoca; the Rev. Carmen Bolock, guest homilist and pastor St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church, Duryea; and the Rev. Joseph Elston,

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chaplain of Marywood University and Holy Redeemer High School. Refreshments will be served in the church hall following the service. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the poor which will be donated to the food pantry at the Moosic United Methodist Church. Tracey’s sends thanks

Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc., Duryea, thanks thank the community for supporting its fundraiser yesterday. Donations are still being accepted to support the veterinary and nutritional care for the four purebred Weimaraners recently rescued locally from inhumane conditions. These dogs are severely malnourished, very frail and fearful. However, they are safe at Tracey’s Hope. Donations can be sent to: Tracey’s Hope 4 Weimaraners

c/o Pennstar Bank 801 South Main St. Taylor, PA 18517. For more information, call Tracey’s Hope at 457-1625. Auxiliary food drive

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 585 is seeking non-perishable food for its annual “Feed The Needy” baskets. All donations can be sent to or dropped off at the Brennan Regan post home, 329 Main St., Duryea, Pa. 18642. Please call 457-4242 with any questions. Any member of the auxiliary unit who has not paid their 2013 membership dues or updated any necessary information should as soon as possible. Craft and gift fair

St. Maria Goretti Parish will have a holiday craft and gift fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Nov. 18 in the parish hall, 42 Redwood Dr., Laflin. There will be more than 20 vendors as well as raffle

Garbage service bags on sale Dec. 3 The garbage fees for residents using Pittston’s service will be $135 for 60, $180 for 120 and $225 for 180 and those options are considered the annual fee. Extra stickers above that are $30 for a pack of 12. The bags and stickers will be available beginning December 3 in the City Treasurer’s Office or by mail to 35 Broad Street for the above prices plus $3.50 shipping and handling. Last year’s red stickers will no longer be valid after January 7, 2013. Large turnout

Hughestown tallied almost 700 votes with 28 absentee ballots, the largest turnout in many years. Many new and younger voters voted. President Obama got 455 votes, Mitt Romney, 226; State

HUGHESTOWN Rep, Mike Carroll, 545; Matt Cartwright, 492, Kathleen Kane 492, Eugene DePasquale, 444; and Robert McCord 449. Clean up

In the October clean up 15 bags of refuse were collected. Special thanks to the volunteers from Parsonage Street. The $90,000 Cemetray Street project is progressing. St. Peter’s note

The St. Peter’s Lutheran Church fund raiser was a success, Thanks again to the volunteers who made this a reality. See HUGHESTOWN, Page 42

and door prizes. Refreshments will also be available. The building is handicap accessible with plenty of free parking. Fund raiser today

There will be a fundraiser in memory of Bernard Phillips Jr. from 2 to 4 p.m. today, Nov. 18; however the location has been changed to the Polish Falcons, Nest 128, 631 Main St. There will be basket and 50-50 raffles, as well as other activities. All proceeds will be used to defray the cost of Phillips’ funeral expenses. Cub Pack Night

Duryea Cub Scout Pack 285 will have Pack Night at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19 at Sacred Heart Hall, Stephenson Street. The Bear Scouts will host the meeting and perform a skit about “Leave No Trace.” A guest speaker will also be in attendance to talk about nutrition. The Bobcat badge ceremony will also take place for new Scouts. New Scouts must wear their full dress uniform and have a parent present. For more information, call Ann Edwards at 457-8402. Street Department

The Duryea Borough Street Department and borough offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 in observance of Thanksgiving. All recyclables throughout the borough will be collected on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Ashes will be collected on Friday, Nov. 23; however there will not be a yard waste collection on Nov. 23.

The final yard waste collection for 2012 will be on Friday, Nov. 30. Thanksgiving Mass

St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church will have Holy Mass at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving at the church, 200 Stephenson St. Polish Falcons meeting

The Polish Falcons, Nest 128, will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24 at the nest, 631 Main St. Nominations for officers for 2013 will be held along with discussions of upcoming holiday plans. Christmas party

The American Legion Brennan Regan Post 585 will host its annual children’s Christmas party from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15. Children age 10 and younger of all Legion members are invited. Interested parties can make a reservation by stopping by the post home, 329 Main St., to receive a ticket. SAL 585 fund raiser

The Sons of the American Legion (S.A.L.), Squadron 585, are having a holiday fundraiser. First prize is a $500 gift certificate to Quality Beverage, Laflin; second prize is a $100 gift certificate to the Wine and Spirits store; third prize is a $50 gift certificate to Komensky’s Market, Duryea. Chances are $3 each or two for $5. They can be purchased from any S.A.L. member or at the post home. The drawing will take place on Dec. 22.

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Jean Mudlock, Jenkins Township Tax Collector, announces the payment for the school property taxes at the full amount will expire on Nov. 20. After this date there is a 10% penalty added to the bill. For owners who selected the 3payment plan, the third payment is due by December 14, after which a 10% penalty is added. Payment for taxes can be sent in the mail or paid at 3 Laflin Road, Inkerman on Tuesday between 4 and 5:30 p.m. or by special appointment by calling the tax collector at 654-9710. The county and municipal taxes are payable at the penalty amount until Dec. 31. Property owners who have not received a bill or received on in error are asked to call the tax collector. Homeowners will escrow accounts with mortgage company are asked to forward the bill to them as soon as possible to insure prompt payment. New homeowners should complete the Homestead Exemption Form to receive reduction on any future bills.

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Home Town Boyz. Dinner buffet will be served from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. and the bar will be open from 7:30 p.m. to12:30 a.m. Donation is $28. For tickets and reservations, see Bob Lopata at the post home or contact him at 6549104. Deadline for tickets is Friday. Dec. 7. Tickets will not be sold at the door. The Association will hold its annual New Year’s Eve Party at the Post home on Monday, Dec. 31. A gala evening is planned with a delicious dinner buffet being served from 7:30 to 9 p.m. with a six hour open bar available from 7:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.Musical entertainment will be provided by Home Town Boyz from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Meat and cheese trays, snacks, coffee and donuts will be available before midnight. Hats, leis, noise makers, horns, balloons and streamers will be furnished to all to celebrate the New Year. Donation is $38 per person and tickets and reservations may be made by seeing Bob at the VFW or calling Bob at 6549104. Deadline for tickets is Sunday, Dec. 30.All PLCB regulations apply. No tickets will be sold at the door. The VFW Post 4909 will hold a blood drive for the American Red Cross from 12:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the post home on Main Street. Eco-tip

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Wafer Dinner

The Dupont Crime Watch will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the Dupont Municipal Building. Guest speaker will be Detective Chaz Balogh from the district attorney’s office who will discuss Internet safety.

The Women’s Society of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church will hold their annual Wafer Dinner at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. in the church hall with Coopers of Scranton catering the event. Cost is $10 per person and reservations can be made by contacting Diane Skrzysowski at 654-6639 or Carolyn Klimek at 654-3713. Deadline for reservations will be Dec. 28. Payment can be deposited in the collection basket or you can drop off your reservation at the rectory office during business hours.

Weatherization assistance

Some Dupont residents may qualify for weatherization assistance and for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP. There are certain income guidelines and restrictions. Call the borough building for more information. Leo Club news

The Pittston Area Leo’s Club, in partnership with Fibers of the Earth, has placed clothing drop boxes at the Dupont Municipal Building and at the Kindergarten Center in Dupont. They also have placed boxes at all the Pittston Area Schools. The Leo’s Club will receive much-needed funds from this program and will keep the items out of our landfills. Place your items in a tied plastic bag and drop them off at any of the locations. Look for the green box with the Dragon Fly logo. Some acceptable items are clean, wearable adult and children’s clothing and sleepwear., sneakers and shoes, sheets and linens, curtains, purses, belts, bags, hats, paired socks and stuffed animals and soft cloth toys. If you need a special pickup or additional information, con-

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Sale successful

The Craft and Gift Sale for the Parks and Recreation Board was a success once again thanks to Mary Golya and Mary Ann Quick who donated their time to the project. Also thanks to the volunteers and cooks Wayne Quick, Charlie Parente, Jeff Oliveri, and Chief Golyla. Special thanks to Jim Steer of Germania for the use of tables. New business

Jamie Merlino, William Aruscavage and Dan Basala opened a

new store, One Source Fire and Rescue, on Rock Street. Yard waste

As of November 1 yard waste will not be collected. Ashes only. Tax reminder

Hughestown Tax Collector, John Poli, reminds all taxpayers Tuesday, Nov. 20 will be the last day for tax collections at face value. After that date the penalty value will be in effect. Office hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. at the borough building, or by appointment, Monday only.

Appreciation Dinner

Holy Mother of Sorrows Appreciation Dinner for Dozynki Workers will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30 at the Dupont Hose Company. All who worked, donated money, prizes, baskets are welcome. Everyone must make reservation by Nov. 25 in order to attend. To make reservations, call Paul Kaspriskie 6550981 or email him at Paul.Kaspriskie@wilkes.edu Pancakes and chowder

Advent Potato Pancake and Clam Chowder Dinner will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 at Holy Mother of Sorrows Parish Hall. Takeouts will be available from 1 p.m. Donation of $8 includes pancakes, soup, dessert & beverage. Sacred Heart meetings

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish meeting schedule: Senior Outreach Committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Nov. 20 in the meeting room in the lower level of the rectory. The Parish Pastoral Council and The Parish Finance Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 20 in the rectory. Tax reminder

William Elko, tax collector, announces that face value on the 2012 school taxes will end on Tuesday, Nov 20. There will be office hours from 2 to 4 p.m. that day. Penalty value will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 21st and will be in effect until Dec. 15. For anyone using the installment plan, the first day for the third installments payment will be Friday, Dec. 14. Office hours on Dec. 14 will be from 2 to 4 p.m. for anyone wishing to make payments on any of the 2012 county/mu-

nicipal or 2012 school taxes. Tax books will close on Dec. 31 and all unpaid taxes will be sent to the Luzerne County Tax Claim Office. For more information, contact the tax office at 655-6241. Bowling scores

Magic Circle High Scratch Series Scores: Men’s Division: Bill Pupa, 682; Don Whiting, 645; Wally Zieminski, 642; Joseph Chmiel, 637; Paul Chmiel, 634; John Colarusso, 622; Chris Renfer, 595; Matt Charney, 595; Rich Jr. Aston, 565; Kyle Wagner, 560. Women’s Division: MaryTheresa Pupa, 461; Courtney McKitish, 419; Ashley Fuller, 270. Universal High Scratch Series Scores: Billy Jr. Elko, 715; Richard Arditi, 707; Edward Collins, 690; Jerry Coggins, 603; David Titton, 560; Ed Rutledge, 558; Tom Titton, 556; William Elko, 534; Dale Reese, 523; Mark Prebish. National High Scratch Series Scores: Mark Kulick, 766; Neal Elko, 723; Keith Weinschnek, 720; Matt Felter, 699; Anthony Ferretti, 675; Alyn Jr. Ferretti, 657; Jerry Coggins, 655; Lisa Menichini, 651; John Pisano, 635; Robert Lussi, 609. Pittston Twp High Scratch Series Scores: Jack Casper, 721; Joe Argenio, 678; Sam DePrimo, 617; Wally Moore, 593; Joe Jr. Walsh, 582; Anthony Grieco, 560; Rich Russian, 556; Russ Stevens, 555; Jody Marranca, 552; Joe Dalessandro, 551. Warehouse Mixed League High Scratch Series Scores: Men’s Division: Tom Clark, 750; Jim Golden, 710; Mike Casterline, 678; Rich Eipper, 625; John Molitoris, 607. Women’s Division: Michelle Bukofski, 269. American High Scratch Series Scores: Gerry Reilly, 684; John Grohowski, 674; Pete Latona, 659; Bruce Rydzy, 635; Mark Kulick, 616; Dave Kern, 615; Tom Spurlin, 613; Rich Kuligowski, 610; Neal elko, 607; Gary Jr. Magdon, 607. Dupont Bowlettes High Scratch Series Scores: Marytheresa Pupa, 517; Kim Kishel, 504; Connie Berlinski, 486; MaryLou Fereck, 484; Rose McDade, 481; Donna Kasa, 480; Lynn Langdon, 462; MaryAnn Shugdinis, 457; Jen-

nifer Bojnowski, 442. Sunday Night Mixed High Scratch Series Scores: Men’s Division: Joe Argenio, 689; Ray Wasko, 591; Joe Sr. Wruble, 581; Gene Wasko, 559; Vito Buzzetta, 557. Women’s Division: MaryLou Fereck, 483; Marytheresa Pupa, 402; Marianne Argenio, 391; Courtney McKitish, 379; Gracelynn Williamson, 367. Elko’s Bantam/Prep Mixed High Scratch Series Score: Boys Division: Jacob Dobrowalski, 194; Aiden Hindmarsh, 149; Ryan Peck, 129; Matthew Mesaris, 129; Robert Davidson, 119; Jake Grzech, 112; Ryan Kane, 100; Zachary Chilson, 88; Alek Chilson, 88; Andrew Adonizio, 83. Girls Division: Kacie Fisk,133; Madison Mesaris, 129;Sophia Gronka, 40. Elko’s Mixed High Scratch Series Scores: Boys Division: Michael Elko, 559; Anthony Zimmerman, 539; Paul Greco, 437; Evan Esposito 412; Joey Jones, 384; Justin Coyne, 380; Evan Elko, 377; Dominic Falzone, 372; Charles Kulick, 369; Alex Scaramastro, 365. Girls Division: Samanatha Piechota, 425; Hannah Maruhnich, 344; Morgan Mesaris, 337; Gina Kirkpatrick, 311; Loren Gronka, 286; Piper Kane, 275; Halle Gronka, 192; Alyssa Bulford, 190. Elko’s Junior/Senior Friday High Scratch Series Scores: Boy’s Division: David Zydko, 729; Peter Kulick, 695; Conrad Chapple, 671; Austin Elko, 596; Zachary McKitish, 567. Girls’ Division: Irene Magdon, 474; Katie Wynn, 471; Courtney Osiecki, 437; Erin Donnelly, 430; Jordan Cegelka, 384. Elko’s Prep Boys High Scratch Series Scores: Ozzie Dobrowlski, 348; Martin Kuna, 340; Anthony DePascale, 328; Zachary Elko, 319; Marc Piechota, 272; Tyler Cegelka, 260; Tyler Granahan, 254; Jeremy Lavelle, 250; Nicolas Aschenback, 245; Charles Boswell, 245. Service schedule

Dupont service schedule for the week of Nov. 18 is: Monday, Nov 19 - Refuse Tuesday, Nov 20 - Yard waste Wednesday, Nov. 21 – Commingle, including plastics, glass and cans


Members of the Wyoming Area Kiwanis Club and its sponsored youth leadership programs are planning the annual Breakfast with Santa to be held 8:30 a.m. to noon on Dec. 2 at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center Cafeteria. After entering through Santa’s Wonderland, guests will enjoy a delicious breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and pancakes with chocolate chips if desired, along with juice, milk, coffee and tea. Cost of the meal is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Tickets are available from any Kiwanis member and at the door. Activities will include the gentle old man himself, Santa, who will be available for all children in a family-friendly environment. Professional photographs by PSP will also be available. Children will have the opportunity to participate in age appropriate Christmas crafts from Christmas card making to face painting. There will be several Chinese Auctions for toy baskets, and several holiday theme baskets and live Christmas trees. WA boys basketball

Meet the members of the Wyoming Area boys basketball team at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25 in the high school gym (or immediately following 10:30 mass at St Barbara’s). All players in seventh through 12th grades and their families and friends are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served after a brief program of meeting future Warrior basketball players. Detailed information will be given to each player prior to Thanksgiving break.

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provided. Parent volunteers are needed from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 . in the high school cafeteria. Seniors will be asked to volunteer on Sunday; signup sheets will be available in homerooms. Along with craft vendors, there will be a Chinese auction. Any basket donations can be dropped off that Sunday morning. Interested vendors are asked to contact Nancy at 417-4603 or 693-3568. Tenth Street fundraiser

Those interested can register or re-enroll their Price Chopper grocery store card online to help benefit Tenth Street Elementary School. (http://www2.pricechopper.com/toolsforschools/) School Code is 17322. Residents of Wyoming and West Wyoming may also sign up to help the local elementary school. Borough notes

Residents are not to take recyclables to the recycling building. They are to be placed curbside

for pick-up on Mondays. Yard waste is to be placed curbside on Thursdays. Businesses that have not purchased a recycling or refuse sticker for 2012 will no longer have recyclables picked up and will be cited by the police and subjected to a fine. Anyone who has a private dumpster must report their tonnage to Karen Szwast, recycling coordinator, at 654-0933. Failure of businesses to purchase a refuse sticker, recycling sticker or report tonnage is a violation of the borough ordinance. All refuse is to be placed in garbage bags and put in a garbage can and placed curbside by 6 a.m. on Wednesdays. Loose garbage in garbage cans will not be taken. It is the responsibility of the resident to purchase their own garbage cans. St. Barbara’s news

The November Wedding Anniversary Mass will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20. All couples celebrating their wedding anniversary in the month of November are invited to receive

a special blessing. Choir Practice will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19 in the choir loft of St. Anthony’s Church. New member are welcome to join. Attention Women of the Parish: St. Barbara’s Christian Women Organization will hold a Christmas Party at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at Fox Hill Country Club. Cost of the dinner buffet is $25. Money must accompany reservations. RSVP by making returns in a clearlymarked envelope. Include your name and phone number. Make checks payable to St. Barbara’s CWO. Place in the church basket, drop off at the rectory or call Mary King at 655-4744, Barbara Russo at 654-8670, Chip Clarke at 654-7480 or Loretta Semenza at 654-0936. Deadline for reservations is Dec. 4. Food Drive: Parishioners are reminded to be as generous as possible for the food drive, especially as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. The Food Pantry is part of the Care & Concern Ministry in Pittston. The trees with tags are in place for this weekend. You can buy gifts for boys and girls. Any gift will be appreciated. The 9 a.m. Mass on Thanksgiving morning will feature the seventh and eighth-grade mem-

bers of the Confirmation class who will read scriptures, serve as ushers and take gifts to the altar. All religious education students have been invited to join in singing a hymn during the Mass. Corpus Christi parish will sponsor a ping pong tournament on Dec. 2 to benefit St. Joseph’s By The Sea in Long Island, New York which was heavily damaged in Hurricane Sandy. Fr. Phil needs a doubles partner. Contact him if interested. This week’s classes will focus on: First grade: “The Holy Spirit, Our Helper” - The Holy Spirit helps and teaches us about Jesus. Second grade: “The Holy Spirit” - The Holy Spirit is our helper and teacher. Third grade: “The Church” We are the Church. Fourth grade: “Receive the Holy Spirit”: - The Holy Spirit teaches us about Jesus. Fifth grade: “Many Gifts, One Spirit” - Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to guide his church. Sixth grade: “The Holy Spirit” - The Holy Spirit strengthens the Church and enables us to proclaim the Gospel. Seventh and eighth grades: “The Rite of Confirmation” Holy chrism is used during the Confirmation ceremony.

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WA soccer parents

There will be a WA boys soccer parents meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov.19 at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center. WA senior parents

The Exeter Lions Club conducted its monthly dinner meeting on Nov. 7. Past District Governor Eileen Yurish was guest speaker and inducted new officers for the coming year. Officers are, from left, Richard Anselmi, third vice president; Audrey Kurz, first vice president; Toni Valenti, second vice president; and Eileen Yurish, past district governor.

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Class of 2013 Pasta Dinner and Craft Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Secondary Center Cafeteria. Five tickets will be distributed to each senior with report cards on Nov. 13. Money and/or unsold tickets need to be returned to homeroom teachers by Tuesday, Nov. 20 in the envelope


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Mike Turner, 38, and Sam Fuller, 32, were both elevated from patrolman to sergeant for the West Pittston Police Department this past Wednesday evening. Turner, a ten-year veteran of the force will head the criminal division while Fuller, a patrolman since 2004, will head the traffic division. Shown in the photo are Fuller, Turner, West Pittston Mayor Tony Denisco, and Police Chief Paul Porfirio.

Wyoming Area drama cabaret night tonight The Wyoming Area Drama Club and Thespian Society #4295 will hold Cabaret Night from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Nov. 18 at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center Cafeteria. Tickets are $5 available at the door. Refreshments will be available. Moose Anniversary

The Moose Lodge #1207 will hold an Open House on Saturday, December 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. for Greater Pittston that they serve. Food and beverages will be served. Souvenirs and historical artifacts will be displayed. There will be a 100th Anniversary Dinner, Saturday, December 8 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Moose. There will be open bar, food and music. There will be a limited number of available tickets, so stop by the Moose to pick up yours or see a member of the committee. Women’s Club

The West Pittston Women’s Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the United Methodist Church, Wyoming Avenue. Dr. Doug Ayers will speak on “The Land of Hillside Farms.” Chairwoman for the event is Connie Butler. Committee members are Louise Smith, Joan Linskey, Louise Wruble, Joyce Lloyd and Jule Keder.

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Reservations will be taken for the Christmas party set for 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at Fox Hill Country Club. Chairwoman for the party is Edithe Kepics. Committee members are Jasmine Mikita, Rosalie Bugelholl, and Connie Butler. Meet the Warriors

Meet the members of the Wyoming Area boys basketball team at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25 in the Secondary Center gym (or immediately following 10:30 a.m. Mass at St Barbara’s Church). All players from grades seventh through 12 grades, their families and friends are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served after a brief program of introducing the Warrior basketball players. Detailed information will be given to each player prior to Thanksgiving break. Library book fair

The West Pittston Library will hold a Book Fair from Dec. 7-9 at Barnes & Noble at the Arena Hub Plaza. Gift wrapping will be provided on Dec. 8 at no charge with a receipt.

Please mention that you are shopping for the West Pittston Library prior to paying for your purchase. People shopping online can use our Bookfair ID #10884930 when checking out from December 7 - 14. For more information, call Sara at 883-7079 or email her sarashanekelly@gmail.com. Pasta dinner, craft fair

The Wyoming Area Class of 2013 Pasta Dinner and Craft Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 in the Secondary Center Cafeteria. Tickets not picked up were sent home with senior students. Anyone in need of extra tickets can contact Mary Bone at 8852472 or Gina Malsky at 3327817. All money and all unsold tickets need to be returned to homerooms no later than Tuesday, Nov. 20 in the envelope provided. Seniors will be asked to volunteer on Sunday. Signup sheets will be available in homerooms. Along with craft vendors, there will also be a Chinese auction. Basket donations are greatly

appreciated and can be dropped off that morning. Library Programs

Adult Programs Downloading Free E-books from the Library - Nov. 26, 6:30 p.m. Beginner Yoga - Mondays 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; Wednesdays, 9 a.m.; Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Intermediate Yoga – Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. West Pittston Library Book Club - First Tuesday of each month, 6:45 p.m. New York City holiday bus trip fundraiser - Dec. 8, all day. Cost is $25 with proceeds benefiting the West Pittston Library. A Martz Bus will pick up at 6:30 a.m. at the Atlas Building on Fourth Street and Pacific Avenue pick up to return at 6:30 p.m. on Eighth Avenue between 50th and 51 Streets in New York City. Children’s Programs Library Laboratory! (Lib Lab) - Gore and More; Session 3, Nov. 19, 6 p.m., Sweet Treats. Weekly Story Time – Fridays, 1 p.m. Street eepartment

Residents are requested to rake leaves to the tree lawn and place in a pile or open containers. Please do not place leaves in plastic bags and do not rake unto the road.

Tax collector

George L. Miller, tax collector, announces the face value of taxes is in affect until Dec. 3. The borough tax penalty period will be honored through December. Office hours during rebate are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. It is the property owner’s responsibility to forward tax bills to financial institutions for payment. If a receipt is requested, include a self addressed stamped envelope with payment. For appointments, call 6553801 or 655-7782 ext. 232. Birthday notes

Celebrating this week: Ann Marie Reilly, Nov. 18; Christina Kolmansperger, Calynn Hudock, Nov. 20; Lisa Samel, Nov. 22; Tina Rizzo, Nov. 23; Michael Riddle, Nov. 24. Thought for the week

Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late. Quote of the week

Pleasure and pain, though directly opposite, are contrived to be constant companions. – Pierre Charron. Bumper sticker

Intuition is the clear conception of the whole at once.


Luzerne Bank Wyoming office will accept toy donations for their annual Toys for Tots drive. Please consider a donation of an unwrapped new toy or book for a less fortunate child. Borough notes

Wyoming Borough reminds residents that blowing, raking or pushing leaves into the roadway is strictly prohibited. In preparation for the potential heavy rainfalls, residents are asked to assist the DPW with clearing leaves away from storm drains. The West Side Santa Parade will be held at 3 p.m. today, Nov. 18. The parade is a joint project with Forty Fort Borough. The parade lineup is at 2 p.m. on First Street in Wyoming. Area fire departments, EMS units and organizations are invited to attend. Parade participants are asked to please contact the municipal office at 693-0291, extension1to register. The parade will proceed from First Street along Wyoming Avenue into Forty Fort Borough, concluding at the Forty Fort Park. Tree Lighting and Holiday Festival in the Butler Street Park: Saturday, Nov. 24. Santa arrives by fire truck and lights the tree at dusk. Children’s Holiday Party: Sunday, Dec. 9, 1 to 3 p.m., Tenth Street School Cafeteria Wyoming Holiday House Contest judging: Judging will occur the weekend of Dec.14-15. All events are free and open to the public.

WYOMING NEWS EILEEN CIPRIANI 287-3349 ecipriani@comcast.net Hurricane Sandy. ski, president; Sam DeSalvo, Parish Calendar: Pre-K C.C.D. vice president; Joan Kwasny, - classes have started in the Parsecretary; Donna Pocceschi and ish Center. Mary Smith is the Irene Zelinski, treasurer. Elec- teacher and interested parents tion will take place at the Nov. 20 should call the parish office to meeting. register or for more information. Past President Marion PoccesSenior Citizens meet at 1:30 chi conducted the nominations. p.m. the first and third Tuesday Plans for the annual Christmas of the month in the church hall. dinner party were completed by Nite at the Races: The fundraisthe committee consisting of Paul ing committee is planning the Delaney, Marion and Donna Nite at the Races for Feb. 8, 2013. Pocceschi, Angie Zagursky, Anyone interested in helping can Irene Zelenski and Theresa all Tom Tomsak at 237-2188. Alexander. Dinner will be served The first planning session will at noon. Payments of $10 for be at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. members and $12 for guests 19 after Mass. must be made at this meeting. Autumn Fund Raiser 2012: There will be refreshments Vacation Sweepstakes Tickets – and Bingo will be played. sponsored by St. Monica Parish, West Wyoming are available for St. Monica’s news purchase. Ticket cost is $20 and There will be a special collec- is based on the PA Big Four Daition this weekend by the Diocese ly Number Monday thru Saturof Scranton for those affected by

day. Prizes include a trip to Cancun for two, New York City trip for two, $1,000.00 in Cash (These three prizes are for EXACT Matching Number.) Many other prizes are awarded for other combinations. To purchase a ticket(s), call the rectory at 693-1991 (from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday) or Howard Kelley at 6931521. Ticket returns must be made no later than Monday, Nov. 26. Parishioners may deposit them in the collection basket. Winners will be notified weekly. The Music Ministry at St. Monica is sponsoring a concert by the Catholic Choral Society at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 in the church. The group will perform Advent and Christmas music under the direction of Ann Manganiello. A social in the hall will follow the performance. Library news

Storyteller Daria Marie Walsh and Poet Paul H. Tubb will visit the Wyoming Free Library at noon on Saturday, Nov. 24,

bringing a show of storytelling and poetry from Ireland. The couple, who have been married eight years, reside in the seaside village of Howth, County Dublin. Daria is a native of WilkesBarre and a graduate of Bishop Hoban High School and King’s College. Daria and Paul have performed their stories, poems and songs all over Ireland at events and festivals including The Children’s Books Festival, Listowel Writers Week and Poetry Now. Paul has three books in print and one Kindle-only, his latest book “A Poet’s Nonsensical Journey through England, Scotland and Wales” was released earlier this year. Daria is a regular storyteller with Milk & Cookie Stories in Temple Bar, Dublin and released her first storytelling CD, “The Wonderful Adventures of Lorcan the Lamb and His Woolly Coat – Part 1.” The pair will present the Wyoming Free Library with a signed collection of their books and CD. This show is suitable for

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Senior citizens

West Wyoming Boy Scout Troop 366 and WEBLOS from Pack 366 attended the Harvestfest at Camp Acahela. The boys camped overnight with the troop and attended events such as a haunted hay ride, haunted camp site, archery, shooting events, obstacle course and various other events. From left, first row, are Robert Salvo, William Fauntleroy, George Sharky-, Carlysle Robinson, Joe Sanfilippo, Joe Chiampi, Mike Desanto, Christopher Schell. Second row, Brian Berti, Matthew Carlson, Mike Sanfilippo, Matthew Minnelli, David Corby and Mathew Dovidas.

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The Wyoming/ West Wyoming Seniors will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at St Monica’s meeting rooms with Frank Perfinski presiding. Servers are Joan Kwasny, Theresa Kennedy and George Kraynak. Birthdays for November are Charmaine Potenza, Paul Piccillo, Helen Ostrowski and Marie Schwiger. Fifty-fifty winners last meeting were Paul Delaney, Donna Pocceschi, Armonde Casagrande and Frank Perfinski. The Bingo jackpot winner was George Kraynak. Nomination of officers was held for the year 2013 and 2014. Nominated were Frank Perfin-


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HALLOWEEN EVENT

Pre-schoolers are all dressed up at St. Anthony’s The Work of Art Learning Center recently held a Halloween program at St. Anthony of Padua Church of St. Barbara Parish, Exeter. The school is for pre-school students. Instructors are Sharon Kopetchny, Sandra Grove, Nicole Golden and Franceen Carabetta. Gina Malsky is the principal.

Ryan Nemshick wishes the audience a good morning with Miss Sharon (Kopetchny) looking on.

Miss Sharon instructs Natalia Elko to speak into the microphone as she introduces herself.

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Chase Liska is on the edge of his seat as he participates in a group song.

The students from the Work of Art Learning Center are seated and ready to begin their Halloween program.


Sanitation stickers are now on sale at the Town Hall weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. All residences in West Wyoming must purchase a sticker. The cost remains the same as last year, $200. If purchased before Jan. 31, 2013, senior citizens (65 and older) will receive a $25 rebate ($175), all others receive a $15 rebate ($185). If purchased from Feb.1-28, 2013, the full price will be charged, $200. After Feb. 28, 2013, the cost will be $300 for

WEST WYOMING the year and citations will be filed with the district magistrate for noncompliance with the ordinance. Stickers are also available through the mail: West Wyoming Borough Building, 464 W. 8th Street, P.O. Box 4035, West Wyoming PA 18644. For the added convenience of residents, Visa, MasterCard and Mac are accepted. Stickers can

also be purchased through the borough website www.westwyoming.org. Breakfast with Santa

West Wyoming Hose Co. #1 is having breakfast with Santa from 8 a.m. to noon on Dec 16 in the company hall at 926 Shoemaker Ave. Tickets are $8 for adults and $ 5 for children. Contact any mem-

ber for tickets or call 693-1811. Website

Visit the West Wyoming Borough website at www.westwyoming.org. Residents interested in receiving a monthly e-newsletter from the borough can visit the website for more details. Yard waste

Leaf pickups are scheduled for Nov. 28 and Dec. 12. Leaves must be in an open container or degradable paper leaf bag. Plastic bags will not be accepted.

OLD FORGE

There will be no more Saturday hours for the season. Recycling reminder

West Wyoming recycling containers are located behind Hose Company #1. Recycling can be dropped off any day of the week. The following is the list of acceptable items for recycling: commingled food and beverage containers, plastic containers (all number recyclables are accepted), cardboard, newspaper and office paper.

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Old Forge Students of the Month named Second row, Brandon Nee, Dana Arcara, Taylor Hoover and David Pietryka.

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Old Forge High School Principal Christopher Thomas and Vice Principal Regina Krieger announced the October Students of the Month. From left, first row, are Baresse, Krieger and Rachel Coval.

all ages. Call the library at 6931364 to register. Friends of the Wyoming Free Library will hold a holiday book sale on Dec. 1. There will also be an appearance by Santa Claus and children can have their picture taken with him. There will be handmade crafts, storytelling carol singing and crafts. Call the library at 693-1364 for more information. Friends of the Wyoming Free Library invite you to bring your knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, embroidery, or sewing to the library from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the first and fourth Wednesday of the month. You can create your own projects or learn how to do something new from one of the “Friends” or guest instructors. Call the library at 693-1364 to register. Friends of the Wyoming Free Library have launched a brand new web-based store on Etsy.com. You can buy unique handcrafted items such as cat toys and sachets as well as pillows, pet coats and many other crafts we make for the holidays. Go to “TheCraftyAnt” store on Etsy.com. All proceeds benefit the Wyoming Free Library. Friends of the Wyoming Free Library held elections recently for officer posts. Those elected are Susan Doty, president; Lindsay Rysz, vice president; Ronnie Spliethoff, secretary; Mary Sinibaldi, assistant secretary; and Rae Anusiewicz, treasurer.


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Sports

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Wyoming Area cheerleaders Karyssa Gregori, left, Brittany Lemardy, Kiersten Gregori, and Mari Taggart dance at the Warrior football game against Lakeland.

‘No words to describe it’

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Warriors defeat Lakeland Chiefs 20-7 for first District 2 title since 2003 By JACK SMILES

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Eight + seven + 3 = 2. Wyoming Area handyman Nick O’Brien wore number 8 in the first half, number 7 in the second, scored three touchdowns and the Warriors won the District 2 2A championship over Lakeland 20-7 on Friday night in West

Pittston. O’Brien had 135 yards rushing and completed some key passes, but he had plenty of help from his teammates, including senior tailback Cody Schmitz. Schmitz was something of an unknown commodity when the season began, but as the weeks wore on his impact grew. On Friday he made several key plays in

the game, on each side of the ball and special teams. On the first possession he returned the opening kickoff 43 yards to the Lakeland 37, and then caught a 26yard pass to set up a 15-yard touchdown run by O’Brien. In the second quarter, with the Warriors clinging to a 12-7 lead and Lakeland on the march at the WA 20, Schmitz made a leaping

interception in the end zone on a 3rd-and-1. Lakeland had driven from the Warrior 23 on eight running plays after recovering a fumble, but tried to pull off the touchdown pass with a fake into the line, figuring to come back and get the one yard on fourth if it went incomplete. Though the play looked open

for a second, Schmitz wasn’t fooled. “I knew it was a play fake,” Schmitz said. “The tight end slipped out. I glanced in the backfield and saw the quarterback look. I made up ground and made the play.” After the Warriors first touchdown, Lakeland drove 41 yards See WARRIORS, Page 50


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on nine running plays moving the pile four to six yards at a time. On a 3rd-and-5 from the Warrior 29, Lakeland quarterback Kyle Kiehart hit running back Chris Roche on a 29-yard touchdown pass. The kick made it 7-6 Lakeland at 5:31 in the second. The way Lakeland moved the ball on that drive, didn’t portend that they wouldn’t score again, but the Warrior defense adjusted and shut them out the rest of the way. Alex Gercak, Trent Grove, Joe Taylor, Carl Zielinski, Joe Erzar, Marty Michaels, Jeff Skursky, Jordan Zezza and the rest of the defense yielded yards at times – Roche rushed for 126 on 28 carries – but didn’t give up any big plays on the ground and made stops at key times. From his safety position O’Brien made a tackle on a 3rd-and-long draw play, stopping the Chiefs 2-yards short and forcing a punt. The Warriors second touchdown was a 21-yard run by O’Brien after a short Lakeland punt, which was a recurring theme. The Chiefs gave up field position on kicks rather than risk kicking to O’Brien or Schmitz. In the Warriors last touchdown drive Schmitz picked up first downs on a run and catch, but a handoff he made was the biggest play of the drive. On a 2nd-and-15 from the La-

keland 24 following a penalty, O’Brien handed to Schmitz coming off the right wing, who then handed the ball to LaNunziata on a reverse and he ran for 13 yards to the 11, setting up a 7yard touchdown run by O’Brien a play later. With the exception of the end zone interception, the Chiefs were mistake free, until they lost a fumble at the Warrior 24 on their opening possession of the second half. LaNunziata made the recovery. But when Lakeland fell behind by two scores late in the fourth, they were out of their game having to pass on almost every down and the mistakes snowballed. They were flagged for a false start, holding and a personal foul on their last two possessions. Though the Warriors didn’t get any sacks, they did force Kiehart to scramble and throw ineffectively on the run. He completed some passes underneath coverage, but LaNunziata and Dylan Pegg made big stops on the receivers. Kiehart was 6-16 passing. The Warriors could have made it a little easier on themselves, but eight penalties and three turnovers in Lakeland territory held them back. The district championship is Wyoming Area’s first sine 2003. “It’s been too long,” Schmitz said. “To win it here in front of our fans who supported us it’s an awesome feeling. There’s no words to describe it.” The Warriors, 10-2 and on an eight-game win streak, advance

Cody Schmitz celebrates. In the background Resciniti gets a hug from a fan.

to the state tournament to play next weekend against the District 11 champions, the winner of the Catasauqua – Penn Argyl game which was played Saturday night. The game will be at a District 11 site. Individual Statistics

RUSHING – Lakeland, Roche 28-126, Tyler Brady 4-15, Kiehart 2-20. Wyoming Area, O’Brien 25-135, Cody Schmitz 6-32, Zak LaNunziata 6-38, Jeff Skursky 1-5. PASSING – Lakeland, Kiehart 6-16-1-55. Wyoming Area, O’Brien 4-6-1-74. RECEIVING – Lakeland, Roche 3-44, Cody Defino 1-7, Joey Natale 1-4. Wyoming Area, Schmitz 2-46, Jordan Zezza 228.

Zack Lanunziata, right, makes a cut as Lakeland’s Billy Thomas pursues

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Wyoming Area linebacker Alex Gercak, left, tackles Lakeland’s Tim Hackenberg

Jordan Zezza gets a hug from coach Randy Spencer


Duryea’s Chuck Parente’s nickname for SWB baseball was a contest winner By JACK SMILES

jsmiles@psdispatch.com

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Chuck Parente of Duryea submitted the winning name, RailRiders, to the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees franchise and won a no. 13 RailRiders jersey with his name, a RailRiders cap and two season tickets for the 2013 season.

criterion was that the name had to have significance to our area. He brainstormed obvious NEPA tieins such as mining, railroad and electric terms. Red Bandits, a reference to miners wearing scarves over their mouths, was one of the names he submitted. As far as he knows RailRiders doesn’t have specific meaning and could refer to anyone who rides trains from railroad workers to passengers to boxcar jumpers. The name RailRider also describes the small two-man pump action rail vehicles seen in old films or the modern motorized version of the

same. Parente said he had help coming up with the name from professors at King’s College from where he graduated this year. One of the professors described men sitting in open boxcar doors with their feet dangling as RailRiders. Parente is a sports fanatic. He was catcher in Little League, teeners and other youth baseball and in junior high school. He has a cousin, L. J. Yankosky, who once pitched in Scranton against the Red Barons for the Richmond Braves. He worked the parking

lot for the SWB Yankees and interned with the Baby Penguins. The other contest finalists, out of more than 2,500 entries, were the Black Diamond Bears, Blast, Fireflies, Porcupines and Trolley Frogs. While the name RailRiders got the most first-place votes, 1,074, Porcupines appeared on the most number of ballots, so a porcupine was incorporated into the logo design. The new team colors will be gold, maroon, a nod to the Red Barons, and Yankee navy. Parente is a Yankee fan whose

favorite player is Tino Martinez, the retired Yankee DH, who wore no. 24. Parente’s RailRider jersey is no. 13, not for Alex Rodriguez, but for the year 2013, the year the RailRiders were born, or, it might be said, the year Chuck Parente christened the team. Chuck lives in Duryea. His parents are Charles and Debbie. When the name RailRiders was announced that night Chuck’s father called him and said. “We’re very proud. You’re part of history, now.” “All in all,” Chuck said, “It was a very cool night.”

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When Chuck Parente – Pittston Area class of 2008 – saw the logo with the name RailRiders appear on the screen at what the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre AAA Baseball franchise called its “Big Reveal” Wednesday at Genetti Manor in Dickson City, he was dumbstruck. His friend Kevin Lewis elbowed him, but Parente was too shocked to react. RailRiders was Parente’s name, one of several he submitted to the Name the Team contest run by Scranton “All week Wilkes-Barre Yankees franon twitter, chise. For suggestifacebook ng the winning in the name Parente won a no. 13 newspaRailRiders jerpers I sey with his didn’t hear name on the back, a Raila single Riders cap and mention of two season tickets for the RailRid2013 season. ers.” He was also inChuck Parente vited to throw Submitted out a ceremoRailRiders to the nial first pitch Name the Team on Opening contest run by local Yankees Day, April 4. Even though franchise a team representative called Parente a week earlier and told him to come to the event because his nickname was one of six finalists, he was stunned to see RailRiders win. “All week on twitter, facebook in the newspapers I didn’t hear a single mention of RailRiders,” Parente said. “Rumor was it was Trolley Frogs.” The same was true at the event before the reveal. “Not one person mentioned RailRiders and I thought, this isn’t going well. I froze once I saw it on the screen.” Parente did his homework to come up with the name. The only

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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Patriots Hopkins to fly with Monmouth Hawks “She played for a legendary coach (North Carolina State’s Kay Yow), Mia Hopkins has been and she really has been able to make history at around some great basketPittston Area for some ball people (such as Hall of time now. Famer Anne Donovan),” This week, she added to said Hopkins, an honor her list of historical ac- roll student. “I’ve talked to complishments. Hopkins her and she likes me as an signed a National Letter of oversized guard. If I’ve got Intent to continue her edu- a guard playing me, I can cation and play basketball take them into the paint. If at Monmouth University. a post player is on me, I’ll “Mia is the first D-1 bring them outside.” scholarship playBasketball has er from Pittston been a part of HopArea,” Pittston kins’ life from Area principal birth. Her grandfaJohn Haas said ther, John Hopkins, Thursday during was a successful her signing cerehead coach at GAR mony. “We’re exfor more than two tremely proud of “I really decades. His wife, her academically Angie, was an exand on the bas- like the ceptional player in ketball court. school and her day. And Mia Congratulations, I feel like was a natural right Mia, you’re going from her first game I’ll fit right of Biddy ball – a to go places.” Late next sum- in next distant memory for mer, one of those the 1,000-point places will be year. They scorer in high West Long have six school. Branch, N.J., “It was at the seniors where the NorthYMCA in Pitteast Conference leaving so ston,” John Hopschool is based. there’s kins said. “She was Hopkins was very aggressive. likely heading going to be She was aggresthere in some a lot of sive, on the floor, way, as schools openings, a going down to get showing interest loose balls.” in her included lot of op“She was the onRobert Morris, portunity.” ly one who could St. Francis, Saactually dribble,” Mia Hopkins cred Heart and added Mia’s mothQuinnipiac of the er, Sharon HopNEC, as well as Ivy kins, with a smile. “I still League Princeton. have the video of it.” “I really like the school Since then, the secondand I feel like I’ll fit right team all-stater last season in next year,” Hopkins had a career-best 39-point said. “They have six se- night against Holy Reniors leaving so there’s go- deemer on Jan. 16. She put ing to be a lot of openings, up 20.3 points, second in a lot of opportunity.” the WVC, pulled down 14 That’s one of the reasons rebounds per game, and Hawks coach Jenny Pal- rounded out her game with mateer is adding the 5- five assists four steals and foot-11 Patriots senior. The three blocked shots per second-year coach, who game last season. went 19-12 in her first Hopkins recognizes campaign at Monmouth, is that, even as she is such an looking for a dynamic exceptional basketball player to build on. player, the game is a team

By JOHN MEDEIROS

jmedeiros@timesleader.com

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Pittston Area's Mia Hopkins sinks a jump shot against Coughlin in a game in January. Hopkins signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her education and play basketball at Monmouth University.

sport. She was quick to point out just how many people have helped her reach her college dreams. “I’ve got to thank my grandparents, my mom, my Uncle Louie and my

whole family,” Hopkins said. “And my head basketball coach Kathy Healey, and Stan Waleski and the whole booster club. “Also my AAU basketball coach, Isiah Walker,

with the Firm AC basketball program, and all of my great teammates from Pittston and AAU. "Oh, and all my friends and the entire senior class for the way they’ve sup-

ported me. And a thank you to everyone else who has coached me along the way.”


The future is the next goal for boys soccer seniors

The Pittston Area and Wyoming Area boys soccer seniors and their parents were honored at their last home games. The Patriots said goodbye to three seniors, the Warriors to five. The PA team was 510-1 in Division 2. WA was 5-9-1 in Division 3. The Patriots made it to the District 2 tournament.

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PA 2012 seniors and their parents were honored, kneeling, left to right, Mark Prebish, Ian Tracy and John Kielbasa. Standing, Mark and Kathleen Prebish, Thom and Karen Tracy, Paul and Barb Keilbasa.

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Wyoming Area senior soccer players were honored along with their parents prior to the game against MMI Prep. Kneeling, left to right: Brian Mapes, Mike Cipriani, Mike Harding, Jared Jackiewicz, Evan Rider. Standing: Brian and Tracie Mapes, Joe and Eileen Cipriani, Matt and Kim Harding, Jim and Sue Jackiewicz, Holly Rider.


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Blocked kick, 4th-down stop ends Devils’ season Dunmore edges Old Forge 7-6 in District 2 1A championship game

By TOM ROBINSON

For the Dispatch

Old Forge ruined Dunmore’s otherwise perfect regular season. The Bucks returned the favor Friday night with even bigger stakes on the line. Dunmore’s 7-6 victory in the District 2 Class A football championship game spoiled Old Forge’s unbeaten record and prevented the Blue Devils from defending their title. Daiqwon Buckley and Austin Seamon, Dunmore’s two standout running backs who missed the first meeting with leg injuries, each played prominent roles in the rematch. Buckley broke tackles on a 56-yard run up the middle for a second-quarter touchdown. Seamon fired through from the right side to block a thirdquarter extra point, combining with a late fourth-down stop by Mike Boland to keep the Bucks ahead. “You get within one point,” Old Forge coach Mike Schuback said. “It’s one of those things. “Do you rather lose 35-0 or 7-6?” Every point, every first down and, at times, every yard was at a premium in the defensive struggle. “Both teams played extremely

well,” said Dunmore’s Jack Henzes, who ranks second in state history in coaching victories. “It was a very physical game.” The Blue Devils limited the Bucks to a less than four yards per play. One of the biggest contributions of Buckley and Seamon was helping Dunmore eat the clock on offensive possessions and keeping the ball away from an Old Forge offense that led all of District 2 with more than 44 points per game. Starting with its second possession, Dunmore had a 24:45 11:48 lead in time of possession. Buckley carried 22 times for 153 yards, but lost a pair of thirdquarter fumbles. Seamon was held to 49 yards on 21 carries. He made five tackles, assisted on six others and broke up a pass in addition to preventing the tying point with his blocked kick. The Bucks also managed a handful of the game’s biggest plays. “I kind of told the kids Thursday night that I thought five or six big plays would decide the game,” Schuback said. “I thought special teams would have a big part of it.” Old Forge’s usually stellar special teams were involved in two

of Dunmore’s most important plays. The Blue Devils stopped the Bucks at the Dunmore 23 and were prepared to get the ball back around midfield after Joey Bruno broke up a third-and-11 pass. Trying to go for a block, Old Forge instead roughed the kicker. “We made a bad decision on the punt block, but those are decisions you are going to make,” Schuback said. “There are chances you have to take to be successful.” Three plays later, Buckley was racing for the end zone with 5:10 left in the first half. He broke one tackle near the line of scrimmage and another to move into the clear in the secondary. Old Forge crossed into Dunmore territory on all five firsthalf possessions, but was not inside the 30 until its touchdown drive. Bruno recovered a fumble on the first play of the second half. Brenden Wahl threw an 11yard pass to Shane Schuback on first down, then the Blue Devils used five straight runs to complete the 38-yard scoring drive. Brian Tomasetti, who ran for 88 yards on 25 carries, scored from the 3 with 9:34 left in the

third quarter. Seamon broke through from one end on the extra-point attempt while Mike Kolcharno made it through from the other side and may have been in position to make the block if his teammate missed. Dunmore held the ball for the next 14 plays and more than seven minutes before a fourth-down sack by Bruno. The Bucks had another 12play, 6:34 drive in the fourth quarter before Tomasetti and Jake Manetti broke up a fourthdown pass in the end zone. Old Forge began at its 26 with 3:54 left. Tomasetti converted shortyardage situations on a third down and a fourth down. He had not been stopped for a loss on 23 carries until the Bucks stuffed him for a loss of a yard on thirdand-one and for no gain on fourth down from Dunmore 37 with 1:17 remaining. Boland was part of the thirddown stop and made the hit to stop, with a little help from Seamon, the final offensive play of Old Forge’s season. “We knew we just had to play Dunmore football; come out and be physical,” said Boland, a 6foot, 265-pound lineman who had six tackles and three assists

in addition to also kicking the decisive extra point. Old Forge led 13-12 in first downs and each team converted two turnovers in a game that was nearly even statistically. Dunmore had a 213-199 lead in total offense, including190-93 rushing. Wahl was 10-for-19 passing for 106 yards. Shane Schuback had four of the catches for 32 yards. Jorden Sekol led the Old Forge defense with eight tackles, including one for a loss, and four assists. Michael Vieira, Bruno, Tomasetti and Anthony Piccolini also had big games defensively. Vieira had nine tackles and an assist. Bruno had four tackles, including another for a loss to go along with his sack, fumble recovery and pass breakup. Tomasetti had three tackles, one for a loss, three pass break ups and a fumble recovery. Piccolini had four tackles, including one for a loss, and five assists. Dunmore moves on to face District 4 champion Southern Columbia Friday night, likely at Valley View. The Blue Devils have to settle for another Lackawanna Conference Division 3 title.

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SPORTS BRIEFS

Hughestown Sports Club meeting today The Wyoming Area Swim Parents Association will meet Monday, Nov. 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the WA Secondary Center. Please enter through the front door. Meeting place will be posted on the door. All parents of WA swimmers and divers are encouraged to attend.

ketball junior high, freshman, JV and varsity basketball teams will be introduced at “Meet the Lady Warriors” in the High School cafeteria on Sunday, November 25 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 p.m. The public is invited to meet the players and coaches. Light refreshments will be served.

WA Boys Soccer Parents

PA soccer boosters

Meet the Warriors

There will be a WA boys soccer parents meeting Monday, Nov. 19 at the Wyoming Area secondary center at 6 p.m. All parents are invited to attend.

The Pittston Area Soccer Boosters, parents and coaches will meet Tuesday, November 20 in the high school lobby at 6 p.m.

Meet the Warriors boys basketball is at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, November 25 in the High School Gym (or immediately following 10:30 mass at St Barbara’s). Players 7-12th and their families and friends are urged to attend.

WA swim parents

Meet the Lady Warriors

The Wyoming Area girls bas-

The public is invited. Light refreshments will be served. Black Friday camp

Registrations are being accepted for the Stan Waleski Black Friday Basketball Camp to be held at the St. Joseph’s Oblates gym in Laflin on November 23 from 8 a.m. to noon for boys and girls in grades 2 through 8. For camp information call Coach Waleski at 457 - 1206 or Coach LoBrutto at 457 - 1206 or email stanwaleski@yahoo.com. Youth field hockey club openings

The KaPow Hockey Klub is a field hockey club for players ages 5 - 18 years old run by local Olympian Lauren Powley, Wyoming Seminary High, University of Maryland, and National Team from 2005 - 2010, including the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The camp exposes athletes to high level training strength and conditioning training, community service projects, and recruiting guidance. (www.kapowfieldhockey.com)

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The Hughestown Sports Club is meeting today, Sunday, November 18 at Granteed’s Tavern on Parsonage Street at 2:30 p.m. Reservations for the next year’s season tickets will be taken. Anyone interested in season tickets for next year can attend or contact any member.


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Homecoming bow hunt yields trophy buck

OUTDOORS

After 14 years of trying By JACK SMILES

jsmiles@psdispatch.com

As a New York Chiropractic College student Patrick “PJ” Connors hasn’t had a lot of time the past couple years to go archery hunting, but the self-described “avid outdoorsman” managed to squeeze in a couple days two weeks ago to hunt with his father, Pat, near Laceyville, Wyoming County. Unlike their past archery hunts, this one was successful. PJ, 26, a 2005 PA graduate, had been bow hunting since he was 12, but had never had a shot at a trophy buck. The first day out PJ and his father saw nine buck, all of them either two far away for a bow or lacking a trophy rack. “This seems to be a recurring theme for me,” PJ said. “In 14 years of bow hunting I passed on a lot of smaller buck for hopes of shooting a true trophy.” His luck changed the second day out, Friday, November 9.

“A beautiful buck walked into my stand at 7:38 a.m. This buck is special to me as it is my first buck with the bow and as I said before, because I passed on so many legal buck over the years in search of a trophy PA whitetail.” PJ, 26, went to St. Lawrence University and King’s College, and is set to graduate December 1 from New York Chiropractic. He has a job waiting for him at the Pittston Chiropractic Clinic and is anxious to come home to live and, as he said, “enjoy all of what northeastern PA has to offer.” His father Pat Connors, 58, is an officer with the Teamsters Union Local 401 in WilkesBarre. PJ Connors got a trophy buck with a bows after 12 years of trying

EMANON GOLF

Coolbaugh leads team to Turkey title 72 year old’s team shoots 10-under 60 at Emanon annual Turkey Shoot Seventy-two year old Emmitt Coolbaugh’s fairway splitting drives and long putts led his team of -- Tony Zielen, Mike Keany, Joe Colangeo -- to a 10-under par 60 to capture the Emanon Country Clubs annual Turkey Shoot. Coolbaugh’s 45-foot putt on the last hole was the deciding factor in the team’s one stroke

victory over three other teams. Championship Flight

1 - Emmitt Coolbaugh , Tony Zielen, Mike Keany, Joe Colangeo - 60 2 - Ted Jakubos, Ned Wicks, Bill Morrell, Tom Lehman - 61 3 - Joe Dietrick, Joe Hughes, John Petrosky, Bill Tighe - 61

4 - John Polak, Ed Polak, Mark Eyet, Jim Charney - 61 First Flight

1 - Jerry Gavin, John O’Connor, Mike Fiscus Jr., Jack Lewis 63 2 - Tony Petrucci, Clem Parulis, Paul Hatrack Tranocki - 63 3 - Bob Chabak, Steve Yan-

kosky, Mark Kolmansperger, S. harmonas 63 4 - Ted Matthews, Tom McCafferty, Ed O’Donnell, Al Ancherani - 64 Second Flight

1 - Tony Pisano, Walt Volinski, John Saunder, Mike Lynch - 66 2 - Brian Rinker, Chris Evans,

Mike Dorbad, Dennis Pantucci 66 3 - Mac Eyet, Mike Hoover, Del Durland, Brian Fortney - 66 4 - Jack Mayer, Lila Greenwood, Norm Naughton, Tom Maher - 67


Rams, Panthers are super in junior football The West Pittston Rams A team and the Wyoming/West Wyoming/Exeter Panthers

(WWWE) C team won Superbowls in the Wyoming Valley West Junior Football and Cheer-

leading Conference on October 28 in West Pittston. The Rams defeated Back

Mountain. The Panthers defeated Kingston Township. Both teams finsihed with un-

beaten records in the Valley west League and playoffs.

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The West Pittston Rams A team cheeleaders from left are Nicki Zaleppa, Mckenzie Toler, Aly Grindall, Olivia Bugelholl, Alexis Saunders, Morgan Chesna, Brittani Clark, Morgan Scott, Julia Harrison, Gabrielle Granteed, Calista Harry, Samantha Thorek, and Karah Cruise. In the center are the players, kneeling left to right, Joey Bender, Anthony Shaver, Marc Minichello, Jordan Thomas, Darius Brown, JP Gashi, Matt Sigman, Jonathan Fernandes, Noah Lafratte, Andrew Calabro. Standing, Joe Mikoliczyk, Connor Switzer, John Rubino, Matt Martin, Matt Wright, Sammy Greenfield, Gabe Slusser Not pictured: Shelby Stackhouse, Kayla Wedlock and Antonio Denardi

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The WWWE players Usaamah Alansari, Jermaine Bellamy/Curtis, Matthew Clark, Nasir Condry, Aidan Dollak, Nick Elko, Lenoardo Haros, Dacasta Johnson, Hunter LaWall, John Morgan, Drew Mruk, Liam Nace, Logan Nace, Jake Pietrowski, Rocco Pisano, Matthew Ragantesi, Jayden Rusyn, Zachary Sheridan, Walter Smith, Michael Stanczyk, Joshua Stone, Noah Valdez, Jacob Williams, Nathan Winnick. The WWWE C team cheerleaders are Katlynne Borosky, Gianna Colella, Skyler Cupano, Nicole Donvito, Julia Gatto, Jillian Graham, Alyssa Gustitus, Shelby Hallman, Janessa Haros, Morgan Janeski, Ashley Kessell, Olivia Kwiatkowski, Sabrina Kyttle, Madison Lefkoski, Kayla Leo, Kaitlyn Malet, Aubriana Marranca, Skyler May, Skyler Mercavitch, Brianna McCroskey, Emily Nelson, Marissa Nowak, Francesca Panuti, Biana Pizano, Ella Rau, Oklivia Rome, Samantha Sabatelli, Sofia Sabatini, Cassandra Skripkunis, Saige Stempien, Megan Tomsak, Ava Vacula, Jocelyn Williams.


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Elizabeth Ann Farber

Marie Theresa (Angelini) Dommermuth

November 11, 2012

November 15, 2012 Marie Theresa (Angelini) Dommermuth, 87, of Suscon, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2012, at the Mountain View Care Center, Scranton. She was born in Moosic Nov. 28, 1924 and was the daughter of the late Sabatino “Sam” and Velia (Marinelli) Angelini. Marie was a member of Queen of The Apostles Parish, Avoca. She was a 1942 graduate of Moosic High School. Marie was a loving and caring daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend and will be deeply missed by all who were touched by her. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Gerald Robert “Bob” Dommermuth who passed away August 1, 1994 and her sister Eleanor Jake. Marie is survived by her children, Robin and his wife Mary Lou, of Avoca; Denise, of Suscon; and Kevin and his wife Phyllis, of Avoca. Also surviving are her grandchildren Bob, Tracy, Dana and Kaitlin, great grandchildren Hannah, Jacob and Abigail Earley and many nieces and

nephews. Marie’s family would like to thank Dr. James Sheerer and his nurse Carol, the nurses and staff at Mountain View Care Center “Bella Bay” unit, and the nurses and staff of Compassionate Care Hospice. Funeral services will be held Tuesday Nov. 20, at Queen Of The Apostles Church, 715 Hawthorne St. Avoca, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. with Fr. Phillip Sladicka officiating. Interment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Avoca. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc. 255 McAlpine St. Duryea. Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com

Elizabeth Ann Farber, 79, formerly of the East End section of WilkesBarre, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at the Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Hospital, Hospice Community Care. She was the daughter of the late Donald M.and Hannah Noone Belles. Mrs. Farber was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, and was a graduate of Coughlin High School. She had worked for the Dallas Dairy as a bookeeper and also worked as a receptionist for the John Heinz Rehabilitation, Wilkes-Barre. She was preceded in death by her

Minnie Colangelo, 92, of Exeter, passed away at home on Saturday, November 17, 2012. Born in Pittston on July 23, 1920, she was the daughter of the late C.A. and Josephine Vitale Detato. She was a graduate of Pittston High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, Pittston, and the Italian American Association of Luzerne County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers William and Robert Detato. Surviving is her husband of 66 years, Matthew Colangelo; son, Frank Colangelo, Exeter; daughter, Rose Molino, Hughestown; grandson, Attorney Gene Molino and

his wife, Stacey, Exeter; brother, Tony Detato, West Pittston; sister, Lois Detato, Pittston; numerous nieces and nephews. Religious Services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 11a.m. in the Second Presbyterian Church, 143 Parsonage Street, Pittston. Those attending services are asked to go directly to the church on Wednesday morning. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Pittston Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Second Presbyterian Church. On-line condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com

Belles, Wilkes-Barre; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Funeral services were Thursday, Nov.15, 2012 from the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Hughes Street, Swoyersville, with the Rev. Joseph Pisaneschi, pastor, as celebrant. Interment was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. For more information or to send the family an online condolence, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com.

Frank R. Lombardo November 10, 2012 Frank R. Lombardo, age 50, of Pittston, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Frankie was born Aug. 19, 1962 in Pittston, the son of the late Francis and Geraldine Segeda Lombardo. He attended Pittston Area High School. Frankie is survived by two brothers and a sister, Robert Lombardo and wife Deanna; Gerard Lombar-

do and wife Karyn; and Linda Woznick and husband Brian. Frankie is also survived by his daughter, Laura Lombardo. He has three nephews and three nieces, Alyssa, Jenna, Anthony, Evan, Lauryn, and Parker.

A Mass of Christian Burial was on Wednesday, Nov.14, 2012 at The Divine Mercy Parish at St. Joseph’s Church , 312 Davis St., Scranton. The Rev. Francis Pauselli, pastor, was celebrant. Interment was in Cathedral Cemetery, 1708 Oram St., Scranton. Arrangements were by Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Avenue, Exeter.

George M. Semyon

Minnie Colangelo November 17, 2012

daughters, Bonnie Ann Heinz and Lori Ann Snarski, and grandchildren, Chastity Lee Farber and Robert James Farber III and a brother, Donald Belles. Surviving are her husband of more than 60 years, Robert Farber, Sr., and children, Deborah Vavrek, Swoyersville; Robert J. Jr. and his wife, Davida Farber, Palmerton; Gary and his wife, Kendra Farber, Center Moreland; Judy and her husband, Donald Dane, Swoyersville, and a brother, Robert and his wife, Sandra

November 11, 2012 George M. Semyon, of Jenkins Township, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in Pittston. He was born in Pittston on March 11, 1927, a son of the late George and Anna (Czar) Semyon. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Blance Finnan Semyon. Surviving are brothers, Joseph Semyon, Jenkins Township; sister, Margie and her husband, Frank Zielinski, Jenkins Township.

He was preceded in death by brothers, John Semyon, Albert Semyon and Michael Semyon; sisters, Dorothy Yeager, Helen Semyon, Anne Salvest and Mary Gvodas. A Mass of Christian Burial was on Nov.16, 2012 at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Pittston.

Interment was in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Pittston. Arrangements were by Graziano Funeral Home, Inc., Pittston Township. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and aides at Wesley Village for their kindness, care and compassion. To submit online condolences, please visit www. GrazianoFuneralHome.com.

Mrs. Dorothy Piontek November 12, 2012 Mrs. Dorothy Piontek, 76, of Plains, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at her home. Born in Georgetown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Anna Hady Atcavage. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Luzerne County Children and Youth, Wilkes-Barre. She was preceded in death by her

husband, Joseph, who passed away on Jan. 5, 1995, two brothers, Joseph and Stanley, and one sister, Anna. Surviving are son, Joseph, of Plains; son, Stanley, of Plains; brother, John; sisters, Barbara, Marie, Regina and Hedy; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held

Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Duryea, with the Rev. Andrew Sinnott officiating. Arrangements are by the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Street, Duryea. To send the family an online condolence or for further information, please visit www.piontekfuneralhome.com.


Pauline (Kwiatkowski) Sieminski

Steffie Zaleski

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Pauline (Kwiatkowski) Sieminski died peacefully surrounded by her devoted family on Nov. 6, 2012. Pauline was born in West Wyoming to Louis and Anna (Ptaszek) Kwiatkowski. Pauline was married to the late William Sieminski for 51 years. She leaves their only child, Paula Devansky, and son-in-law, James of Monroe, N.J. She and her husband resided in Edison, N.J., for 31 years. In 1992, they moved to North Brunswick, N.J., where she resided until moving to Monroe earlier this year. Pauline was a devoted Roman Catholic and a communicant of Our Lady of Peace of North Brunswick. While living in Edison, she was a member of St. Matthew’s and an active member of the Altar Rosary Society. She volunteered in nursing homes as well as elementary schools. As a young woman, she left West Wyoming to work as a

switchboard operator for the United Mine Workers in Washington, D.C. She was proud of her time as an independent young woman working in the city in the 1950s. Pauline held various clerical and administrative jobs throughout her life. She retired from the Visiting Nurse Association in 1995 to care for her youngest grandson, Paul C. Ferrara. Pauline’s primary career was homemaker, mother and nana. She spent her retirement actively involved in the caregiving of her grandchildren. Pauline enjoyed saying she had a total of five grandchildren, Melissa Ferrara, Esq. and her husband Sean Hadley, Esq. of Moorestown, N.J.; William Ferrara and Paul Carmine Ferrara, both of Boca Raton, Fla.; Matthew Devansky of Minneapolis, Minn. Pauline was very proud of the accomplishments of all five and spoke of each with great enthusiasm. She considered Matthew and Sean her grandchildren

as equally as Paul, William and Melissa. It was a beautiful example and lasting lesson for all who knew her. Pauline is also survived by her aunt Margaret Yurish of Wyoming; two sisters, Marianne Pauluck of Wyoming and Ann Turon of West Wyoming; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was especially close to her niece Ann Marie Skilonger of Exeter. Pauline was predeceased by her sister, Veronica Skilonger, of West Wyoming and was very happy to be of comfort and support to Veronica’s daughter, Ann Marie. Ann Marie was a great source of comfort to Pauline during her illness. A funeral liturgy for Pauline and a memorial service for her husband William was held Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Our Lady of Peace in North Brunwick. Condolences may be made online at www.bronsonandguthleinfh.com.

Steffie Zaleski, 85, a lifelong resident of Bennett St., Duryea, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at Hospice Community Care, Dunmore. She was born in Duryea on May 5, 1927, and was a daughter of the late Walter and Mary Zaleski. Steffie was a lifelong member of Holy Rosary Church, Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea. Steffie was a proud member of the Duryea High School Class of 1945. Steffie and her classmates all maintained lifelong friendships and met for dinners on a regular basis. She worked for many years in the local garment industry and was a union representative for the ILGWU. In addition to her parents, Steffie was preceded in death by her sisters, Irene Klimek and Sister Fidelia O.F.F.; her brother, Stanley Zaleski; and niece Charlotte Jaskula. She is survived by her nephew, Robert Zaleski, with whom

she resided; great-nephew, Bobby Zaleski, and his wife, Melissa, and their children, Katie and Robbie; nieces Carol Philhower and Diane Mastroiacovo; nephews, Gerald Klimek and Ronald Klimek; and godchild, Ann Levandoski. Funeral services were held Saturday with a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea, with the Rev. Andrew Sinnott officiating. Interment was in Holy Rosary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Rosary Church Nativity of Our Lord Parish, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea, PA 18642. Arrangements are by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea Pa. Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com.

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Ivor J. Rodney Jr. November 10, 2012 Ivor J. Rodney Jr., 64, of Exeter, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at the Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. He is survived by his companion, Donna Keller, Exeter, and a

son, Ivor, and his wife, Becky Rodney, Olphyant, sisters, Millie Rodney, Tunkhannock, and Margaret Rodney, Scranton. A sister, Joan Rodney, preceded him in death. Funeral services were private

and have been entrusted to the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condelence, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com.

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November 16, 2012 Eleanor Wheeler, 88, of West Pittston, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2012 in Highland Manor, Exeter. Born, March 17, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Nellie Wierbowski Yakobitis. She was a 1941 Graduate of West Pittston High School and was a former member of Immaculate Conception Church, West Pittston. Prior to her retirement she was employed by Greater Pittston Garment Industry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Wheeler in 1987, and a brother, Edward Yakobitis. Surviving are her nephew and caregiver, Jack Yakobitis and wife; Lisa, Duryea; a brother: John A. Yakobitis,

Sr., and wife; Helen, West Pittston; several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Dr. Charles Manganiello, the Staff at Highland Manor and Celtic Hospice, Kingston for the compassionate care given to Eleanor during her stay at Highland Manor. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, Nov. 20, 2012, at the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home 509 Wyoming Avenue West Pittston. Joseph LaCava, Interim Pastor at Independent Bible Church will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday Morning from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Mount Zion Cemetery.

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OBITUARIES Dr. Cheryl A. Mugford, Ph.D, 49, formerly of Pittston, entered into eternal life unexpectedly in Royersford, Pa., on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Born on Oct. 8,1963, she was a daughter of Wesley Mugford and the late Ruth Ann Mugford. She was a graduate of Pittston Area High School, class of 1981, and The University of Scranton, class of 1985. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology from the Honors College. Cheryl received her doctorate degree in pharmacology and toxicology from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. Through her educational journey, she triumphed many milestones and was a recipient of several awards including The National Research Award by The National Institute of Environmental Health Sci-

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Ermine B. Castellani

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ences. She was also awarded the French Gano, Fulmer and Pollard Predoctoral Research Fellowship. Throughout her college career, she was also a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society and the Rho Chi Honor Society. She also authored several scientific publications. Aside from her passion for science, Cheryl was known by name as Bruce Springsteen’s number 1 fan. She was known as a devoted and caring aunt to her niece and nephews. She was loved by many, including her best friend of nearly 30 years, Irene Feingold. Cheryl is survived by her father, Wesley Mugford, Pittston; her sister Leslie and her husband, Joe Melochick, Pittston; her sis-

ter Lori and her husband, Tim Hahn, Pittston; her nephews, Timothy Hahn, Evan Hahn, Jared Melochick, and niece, Kendall Melochick. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Ann Mugford; maternal grandparents, Howard and Arline Sutter; paternal grandparents, Granville and Janet Mugford. Visitation for family and friends will be held this evening, Nov. 18, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kizis-Lokuta Funeral Home, 134 Church St., Pittston. A service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers and gifts, contributions may be made to the University of Scranton to the Dr. Cheryl Mugford 1985 Memorial Award. Donations can be sent to 3 Drummond St., Pittston, PA 18640.

Richard D. Kachinsky social member of the V.F.W. Post 1227, Duryea. He was proceeded in death by his son Richard (Little Richie) Kachinsky, who passed away on Sept. 18, 1994. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, the former Patricia Ryzner; son Ryan Kachinsky, at home; sister Floreann Cawley and her husband Patrick of Old Forge; nieces and nephews. Funeral was held Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, from the Bernard

J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Street, Duryea, with the Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea, with the Rev. Andrew Sinnott officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery in Duryea In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pediatric Oncology Department, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17821. To send the family an online condolence or for further information, please visit www.piontekfuneralhome.com.

John Alu November 11, 2012 John Alu, of Pittston, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Compassionate Care Hospice in Dumore. He was born Jan. 8, 1916, in Pittston, a son of the late Anthony Alu and Carmella Alu. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline (Baiera) Alu. Surviving are sons, James and wife Nedra Alu, Plymouth; Anthony and wife Linda Alu, Pitt-

ston Township; brother, Carmen Alu; grandson, John Alu and wife Cheryl; granddaughter, Christine Smith and husband Robert Smith; great-grandson, Ryan Smith; great-great-granddaughters, Sophia Alu .and Gianna Smith. He was preceded in death by brothers, Sam Alu, James Alu and Anthony Alu and sisters, Grace Naples, Rosalie Randazzo and

sister, Joanne Abate and her husband, Leon, Allentown; nephew, John Abate, Allentown; and her roommate and best friend, Florence. The family would like to thank the staff at Little Flower Manor for the compassionate care they provided to Ermine. A Memorial Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 in Little Flower Manor, 200 South Meade Street, WilkesBarre. Memorial donations may be made to Little Flower Manor. Arrangements are entrusted to the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston. Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.

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November 11, 2012 Mr. Richard D. Kachinsky, 60, of Avoca, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at his home. Born in Duryea, he was the son of Frances Kasperunas Kachinsky of Old Forge and the late Frank Kachinsky. He was a graduate of Pittston Area High School. He was currently employed by Sprint Print, Chinchilla. He was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea. He was a member of the West Side Social Club, Avoca, and a

Ermine B. Castellani, 84, formerly of Wyoming, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 in WilkesBarre General Hospital. She had been a resident of Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre, for the past few years. Born in Rochester, New York, she was the daughter of the late John and Frances Graziano Marfisi. She was a graduate of WyomingHighSchool.Shehadworked for the former Nesbitt Hospital in the snack shop and also owned a ceramic shop in Wyoming. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Castellani. Surviving are two daughters, Beverly Kerestes and her husband, George, Forty Fort, and Deborah Castellani, Mount Pocono; two granddaughters, Amber Kerestes and her fiancée, Oliver Blatt, and Abbe Kerestes;

Josephine Anzalone. Funeral Services were Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, from the Graziano Funeral Home, Inc., Pittston Township, with the Rev. Paul McDonnell officiating. Interment was in St. Rocco’s Cemetery, Pittston Township. To submit online condolences, please visit www.GrazianoFuneralHome.com.

November 11, 2012 Della S. Humble, 88, formerly of Inkerman, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at the Riverstreet Manor Nursing Home, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Pittston, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Victoria Norris Matonis. She attended Jenkins Township schools and was a member of St. Maria Goretti Parish. Prior to her retirement, she had worked as a seamstress in the garment industry where she also belonged to the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Della was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, in1980; brother, Edward (Walter) Matonis; and a sister, Mary Leagus. Surviving are her daughter, Sharon and her husband, Frank Nardone, Old Boston; a son, Arthur and his wife, Rita Humble, Laflin, with whom she had resided; grandchildren, Melisa and her husband, Robert Watkins, Jennifer and her husband, David Olsakowski, Jeffrey Humble and his wife, Sarah, Dr. Heather Nardone and her hus-

band, Justin O’Malley, Sara, and her husband, Matthew Cowan; great-grandchildren; Robbie and Grace Watkins, Jessica and David Olsakowski, Sadie Humble and Jackson Patrick O’Malley. Funeral services were on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, from the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, with a Mass of Christian at St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin. Interment was in Pittston City Cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted and donations, if desired, be made to the Oblates of St. Joseph, Hwy. 315, Yatesville, or St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin, Pa.18702 The family would also like to extend their deepest gratitude to Dr. James Bruno and the staff of Riverstreet Manor for their care and concern for Della during her stay there.


Thomas J. McNeil Sr., 50, of Exeter, passed away Saturday evening, November 10, 2012, in the Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Born on Nov. 30, 1961, he was the son of the late John J. and Teresa Kuharchik McNeil. He was a graduate of West Side Technical and Vocational School, Pringle, class of 1981. For many years he was employed by ACME Metal of Plymouth and for the past 21 years he was employed by Exeter Borough as chief engineer. He was a life member of the Exeter Hose Co. No. 1, where for many years he was an Assistant Chief and a member of the Exeter Ambulance, a charter member of the Pittston Eagles #4450, Exeter Lithuanian Club, where he served as the Sergeant of Arms, member of the Wyoming Eagles #1965. He was a member of the Pittston Knights of Columbus. Northeastern Pennsylvania Emerald Society, Luzerne County

Glenys (Reese) Patterson

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Constable Association, where he achieved the rank of Sergeant and the Pennsylvania State Constable Association, past member of Luzerne County Fire Police Association, Captain of the Exeter Borough Fire Police and coached football at all levels of the Exeter Panthers. In the past few years, he has followed Dallas Football, Softball and basketball. Tom also followed Wyoming Area Elementary basketball and the East Side Boys basketball, and Exeter Little League. Tommy was an avid Yankee, Penn State and Kansas City Chief fan. Tom was known to family, friends and colleagues as “Big T.” Preceding him in death were his brothers, Walter and Joseph McNeil. Surviving are his son, Thomas J. McNeil Jr. and his fiancée Stephanie VanBuskirk, Exeter; brothers, John McNeil and his

wife Bonnie, Exeter; Richard McNeil and his wife Nancy, Exeter; sister Cheryl Day and her husband Gregory, Wilkes-Barre; grandsons, Thomas and Logan McNeil; nieces, Carrie Kupsho, Drums; Lisa Day, Wilkes-Barre; Christine Day, Wilkes-Barre; Leslie Day, Wilkes-Barre; Grace McNeil, Exeter; nephew John McNeil, Exeter; great-niece Kiera Kupsho and great-nephew Gregory Kupsho. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, from the Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church of St. Joseph’s Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston. Interment was in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Cedar Street, Exeter. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions could be forwarded to Exeter Fire Department 1405 Susquehanna Ave., Exeter, PA 18643 in memory of Thomas J. McNeil Sr.

Glenys (Reese) Patterson, 70, of Avoca, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. She was born in Avoca Nov. 8, 1942, and was a daughter of the late Albert and Arlene (Turner) Reese. Glenys was a very active member of the Bethel United Methodist Church, Avoca. She was a 1960 graduate of Avoca High School. She was a member of the Avoca Community Choir and the Bethel United Methodist Woman’s Society. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, who died on Oct. 2, 2007 and her brothers Cal and Albert Reese. Glenys is survived by her children, Thomas and his wife, Michelle, of Plains Township; Reese and his wife, Dawna, of Avoca; Lori, of Old Forge;

Keith, of Avoca; her brother Harry Reese and his wife, Thelma, of Falls; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive her. Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the Bethel United Methodist Church, 532 Main St., Avoca, with the Rev. Sharon Dietz and the Rev. Jim Baker officiating. Arrangements are by the Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel United Methodist Church, 532 Main St., Avoca. Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com.

Antoinette (Lombardi) Ciliberto November 10, 2012

Irene Johanna Santarelli November 12, 2012 Club and member of the former St. Mary’s Annunciation Church, Kingston. Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, was her husband, Sesto “Kiki” P. Santarelli, who died Nov. 16, 1997. Surviving are son, Philip Santarelli, Philadelphia; daughter, Sylvia Kropp, Shavertown; grandchildren, Giania Karapelou, Esquire and husband, Demetri Karapelou, Esquire, Media, Pa.; Paul Santarelli, Seattle, Wash.; Alexis Kwon and husband, Young Nam, Dallas; Madeline Kropp, Media, Pa.; Caroline Kropp, who is a student at Rosemont College, Rosemont, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Sabrina Karapelou; brother, John A. Sauciunas; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Santa-

relli; son-in-law, Jack Kropp; numerous nieces, nephews, greatnieces and great-nephews, greatgreat-nieces and great-great nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 in St. Monica’s Parish in the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, 363 West 8th Street, West Wyoming . Interment was in the Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming. Arrangements are by the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home, Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown. Irene’s family wishes to thank the staff of Mercy Center and Sacred Heart Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion. Memorial donations may be made to the Sesto and Irene Santarelli Scholarship Fund C/O Wyoming Seminary Development Office, 201 N. Sprague Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704.

Antoinette (Lombardi) Ciliberto, of Duryea, passed away Saturday, Nov.10, 2012, in River Street Manor, Wilkes-Barre. Born Oct. 15, 1919, in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Querino and Assunda (Piacitelli) Lombardi. Her husband, Frank Ciliberto, preceded her in death. She was educated in Dupont public schools and spent most of her life working in the garment industry, eventually becoming with her husband part owner of Nancy-Jen Fashions in Duryea. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the lights of her life and brought her so much joy, especially in her last months. Surviving are children, Paul and companion Regina Hensley Ciliberto, Hurleyville, N.Y.; Frank and wife Michelle Ciliberto, Bear Creek; Suzanne and husband John Drahus, Plains; Peter and wife Carol Ciliberto, Mountain Top; sisters, Mary Ponepinto, Delores Novelli, Mitzi Campbell and grand-

daughters, Gina Forsythe, Tanya Greeley, Antoinette Paone, Annjanette Stephenson; grandsons, Peter Ciliberto, Frank Joseph Ciliberto, Corey Ciliberto; great-grandchildren, Christian, Anna, Ella, John, Natalie, Eva, Paul, Tommy, Clara. She was preceded in death by brothers, Anthony Lombardi, Albert Lombardi, Dominic Lombardi and sisters, Loretta Lombardi, Matilda Lombardi, Rose Peragini, Viola Russell and Loretta Storch. Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 from the Graziano Funeral Home, Inc., Pittston Township,with Fr. Paul McDonnell O.S.J. as celebrant. Interment was in St. Rocco’s Cemetery, Pittston Township. To submit online condolences to Antoinette’s family, please visit www.GrazianoFuneralHome.com.

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Irene Johanna Santarelli, age 90, formerly of Wyoming. passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at Mercy Center, Dallas. Born in Kingston, Oct. 22, 1922, Irene was the daughter of the late John J. and Tekla Vedjiunas Sauciunas. Irene was a graduate of Edwardsville High School, Class of 1939; Bucknell Junior College, now Wilkes University, Class of 1941; and Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, as a Medical Technologist, where she served as Head of the Serology Department. Irene later worked at the former Nanticoke State Hospital until her marriage to Sesto P. Santarelli, Feb. 5, 1949. She was a voracious reader, loved to travel and especially loved chocolate. Irene was a member of the Wyoming Rotary’s Rotary Anns, former member of the Wyoming Seminary Upper School Mother’s

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Patrick J. Bryan November 12, 2012 Patrick J. Bryan, 92, of West Pittston, died Monday evening, Nov. 12, 2012 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born July 29, 1920 in Larksville, he was a son of James and Helen Foley Bryan. He was a World War II Veteran of the United States Army and worked as a mechanic at Rex Shoe. He was a member of the Kingston

VFW and St. Ignatius Parish, Kingston. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Tighe Bryan; daughter, Nancy Ward and husband, Cameron, Shavertown; son, Patrick and wife, Evelyn, Nanticoke; five grandchildren, Patrick and Sean Bryan, Heather, Donald and Colleen Roos; three great-grandchildren, Jack, Henry and Owen Bryan.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Marie, Eleanor, Catherine, Marguerite and Alberta; a brother, James; and his first wife, Katheryn. The funeral was Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, from the Paul F. Leonard Funeral Home, 575 N. Main St., Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Ignatius Church, Kingston. Interment was in the parish cemetery, Pringle.

Frank Bernard Kutza Sr. November 12, 2012 Frank Bernard Kutza Sr., age 84, of Dupont died Monday morning, Nov. 12, 2012, at the Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Taylor, after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of the former Marie Kohol, whom he married on June 29, 1963. He was born in Dupont, son of the late Louis and Mary Warunek Kutza, Sr. and was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont. He had been employed by Roy Stauffer and Lispi Chevrolet, Pittston, and Tom Hesser Chevrolet, Scranton. An Army veteran, he was a member of the VFW Post 4909, Dupont, and the Polish American Citizens Club, Dupont. Frank is also survived by a son, Frank, Jr., Dupont; sisters, Julie Czachor and Agnes Szulewski, both of Dupont; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Louis Jr., Joseph and

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November 9, 2012 husband, Dennis; Maria Oliveri and her husband, Joseph; Jason Bush; and Jillian Sando and her husband, Michael; a sister-in-law, Grace Scarantino, Pittston; and nephews. Funeral services will begin Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Faustina Kowalska Parish / Holy Trinity Church, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke, with the Rev. James Nash as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Glen Lyon. Visitation will be today, Nov. 18, 2012, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in Mr. Scarantino’s memory be made to your favorite charity.

Allan R. Murphy November 14, 2012 Allan R. Murphy, 60, of Port Blanchard, passed away Wednesday evening, Nov. 14, 2012, in his home. Allan was born in Pittston. He is a son of Dorothy Carpenter Murphy, Port Blanchard, and the late William R. Murphy. He was a graduate of Wyoming Area High School and Temple University. For many years he was employed at WVIA as a camera-

man. Surviving are his mother; sister, Carole Bracken, and her husband, Hugh, Drexel Hill, Pa.; brother, William Gilbert Murphy, Port Blanchard; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in the Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with the Rev.

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Williams, Jordan Williams, Hunter Rico Williams; sisters, Dorina Giardina and Mary Ann Pierelli, both of West Pittston; aunts, Ann Manganiello and Emily DeNardi, both of West Pitttston; numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, in Corpus Christi Parish at Immaculate Conception Church, Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston. Interment was in Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery, Dupont. Arrangements were by the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston. Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.

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Emilio ‘Sonny’ Pierelli, 73, of West Pittston, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in Jenkins Township on Jan. 31, 1939, he was a son of the late Nello Pierelli and Mary DeNardi Pierelli DiPaola. He was a graduate of Pittston High School, class of 1956, and served in the U.S. Army. Prior to retirement, he was owner and operator of Pierelli’s Deli in Wilkes-Barre. He enjoyed playing the saxophone. He was a former West Pittston Rams Football coach and former Wyoming Area freshman football coach. He was a member of Corpus Christi Parish at Immaculate Conception Church, West Pittston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Nello Pierelli Jr. Surviving are his children, Dino Pierelli and his wife, Ria, Egg Harbor Township, N.J.; Dineen Williams and her husband, David, Limerick; Rico Pierelli, Pittston Township; grandsons, Ryan

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tion. He was previously a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church, Glen Lyon, for many years until its closing and a member of its Holy Name Society. He was also a member of American Legion Post 350, Nanticoke. He was the last member of his immediate family. He had been preceded in death by brothers, Nicholas, Sam, Joseph and Tony Scarantino. Surviving are his wife, the former Tina Liput, with whom he would have celebrated 64 years of marriage on Nov. 27, 2012; two daughters, Rose Maria Argento and her husband, John, Pittston, and Leanne Bush and her husband, Donald, Nanticoke; grandchildren, Gina Kerbaugh and her

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Note Golden Anniversary Louis V. and Lois Forlenza, of West Pittston will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 1962 by the late Rev. Thomas Hannigan in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Mrs. Forlenza is the former Lois Oliver, daughter of the late Arthur and Lenore Oliver, of West Pittston. She was employed as a licensed cosmetologist and later became a certified nurse’s aide. She currently works private duty for Erwine’s Home Health and Hospice, Kingston. Mr. Forlenza is the son of the late Louis J. and Sophie Forlenza, of West Pittston. He was employed by the federal government for over 30 years initially by the Federal Aviation Administration and retired from the V.A. Medical Center as chief contract specialist. They are the parents of three children, Louis A. and his companion, Laura Hall, of West Pittston; Lee J. and his wife, Lisa, of Exeter; and Lynn M., of West Pittston. They have two grandchildren, Dominick and Kayla. The couple renewed their vows in June at a special wedding anniversary mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton celebrated by Most Rev. Joseph Bambera, Bishop of Scranton. They will also attend a special monthly anniversary mass at St. Barbara’s in Exeter where Louis serves as a Eucharistic Minister. The mass will be celebrated by Rev. Philip Massetti, O.S.J. their parish pastor. The family will honor the couple on Thanksgiving Day at the Radisson in Scranton.

Jacquelines enjoy Halloween party The Jacquelines, ladies auxiliary of the Home Association of the John F Kennedy Council, Knights of Columbus in Pittston, held its October meeting in combination with a Halloween celebration. Meetings of the Jacquelines are held at 8 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Main Street, Pittston. Costume winners are, from left, Joan McFadden, president; Melanie Murosky, Joanne Ramage, Missy Dougherty and Susan Socash.

Planning the annual Breakfast with Santa are, from left, Kiwanians Amy Casagrande, Jackie Kasa, Dawn Marie Crake, Cathy Coolbaugh, Tiffany Callaio, Matt Crake and Jim Talarico.

Breakfast with Santa Dec. 3 Wyoming Area Kiwanis Club and their sponsored student leadership programs, the Key Club and Builders Club, plan an annual Breakfast with Santa from 8:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 3 at the Wyoming Area High School Cafeteria. Toy basket raffles and raffles for live Christmas Trees will be held. A breakfast of scrambled

eggs, chocolate chip and plain pancakes, sausage and beverages will cost $6 for adults and $3 for children 3 through 12, Infants under 2 can eat free of charge. Tickets are available from any Kiwanis member and further information or tickets can be reserved by calling Jackie at 693-0230 or Dawn Marie at 466-0756.

Senior Art student Angelina Reed working on her picture.

Art students show off their talent for Halloween The Art Department at Pittston Area High School conducted its fifth annual Halloween Window Painting Event at the high school in Yatesville with art club students working from the end of September to October 26 when the judging took place. Approximately 20 over-sized windows were covered in spooky, scary or cute Halloween seasonal themes created by groups of students working together in various teachers classrooms. The judging was done by 10 school employees not involved with the students or the art club, with prizes of a variety of art supplies to the winners. Mrs. Greenwald noted all the painters did a fantastic job with the windows this year.

Senior Art student Carissa Suhockey painting her window.

The first prize painting of Scooby-Doo Halloween was done by Amanda Raginski, Jordan Fritz, Kristen Nerbeckiand Liz Cappaloni.

The "monster" prize winner painted by Alex Carranante,Kayli Drager, Cindy Driscoll, Joseph DeMace and Tia Clinkscales. A prize winner painted by Tiffany Newell and Virginia Myrkalo. Art club students working from the end of September to October 26 when the judging took place. Approximately 20 over-sized windows were covered in spooky, scary or cute Halloween seasonal themes created by groups of students working together in various teacher's classrooms


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Parent/teacher conferences this week The PA School District will be closed Nov. 22, 23 and 26 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Parent/Teacher Conferences: The Primary & Kindergarten Center will have conferences Monday, Nov. 19, Tuesday, Nov. 20 and Wednesday, Nov. 21. The students will be dismissed at 12:50 p.m. on those days. The Intermediate Center will have conferences Monday, Nov. 19, Tuesday, Nov. 20 and Wednesday, Nov. 21. The students will be dismissed at 12:50 p.m. on those days. The Middle School will have conferences Monday, Nov. 19, and Tuesday, Nov. 20. The students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. on those days. High School

• Anti Bullying On Monday, Oct. 1, Pittston Area hosted an anti-bullying day in honor of October being bully prevention month. Students paid $5 to dress down and wear a blue shirt and show their support against bullying. "I think the things the students are doing are amazing," said Kaitlyn Simyan, a junior. "It really shows how our school is here for one another and how we stick together." According to the National Center of Education, almost one third of high school students reported being bullied in the year 2007. Almost 160,000 students stay home on any given day because they’re afraid of being bullied. Up to 43% of kids have been cyber bullied. The high school also held a door decorating contest. Each homeroom was asked to decorate their door with an anti-bullying theme. The doors were judged on Oct. 12. The winner was Mr. Joe Caprari’s senior homeroom. "All the doors decorated look so nice,” said Brielle Culp, a junior. "I’m so glad to see the whole school taking a part." Haleigh Zurek • Key Club honors vets The Pittston Area Key Club and their Advisor, Mrs. Judy Greenwald, along with members and advisors from the Pittston Area Middle School Builder’s Club and the Pittston Kiwanis, replaced American Flags on the graves of veterans at St. John’s cemetery in Pittston on Saturday, Nov.10 in honor of Veterans Day. The students removed the old, worn flags and replaced them with 576 flags provided by the Veterans Services Office in Wilkes-Barre. Club members were very moved to be able to provide this service and they were concerned that they were still short about 50 flags when they ran out of them. The Key Club replaces flags in this cemetery every year, usually on Memorial Day, but this year chose to do Veterans Day. The cemetery looked very spruced up after the project was complete and the worn flags were sent to the local Boy Scouts for the proper disposal of the flags. • Dress Down Day Staff and students at the Pittston Area high school recently came together to help a graduate. On October 27, the school had a dress down day for 2012 graduate David Dragon, a 19 year old from Jenkins Township who was severely hurt in a car accident in early September. All together, $1,420 dollars was raised, and the fundraiser turned into a huge success. The money will be used to benefit Dave and the requirements needed for him to recover as quickly as possible. His sister, Lauren Dragon, is a sophomore at Pittston and helped put together the event. -Jenny Meck • Annual Red Cup Project: No Txts: No Rex Recently, the PA high school driver’s ed class completed their red cup project. The students decorated the high school fence with the phrase “No Txts: No Rex” to remind everyone not to text and drive. On average it takes 26 seconds to send a text, and that is 26 seconds when

someone is concentrating on something other than the road. It takes the most skilled driver at least 3 seconds to realize and respond to a problem and it takes at least 9 times that amount of time to send a text. Don’t be one of the thousands of people to lose their lives to a text message. Don’t be a part of the problem, be the solution. Don’t text and drive. - Samantha Piazza • Yearbooks Yearbooks may be picked up at the High School on Tuesday November 20 and Wednesday November 21 between the hours of 9-11 a.m. and 1- 2 p.m. only. Books will only be handed out when accounts are paid in full. If you cannot arrange for pick-up during these times please contact Mrs. Tara Craig at craigtar@pittstonarea.com or by calling the high school at 654-2415. • Leo’s Club installs members The Pittston Area Leo’s Club recently held installation of new members at the High School Library. Each member received a Leo Polo shirt and Leo pins compliments of their sponsor the Dupont Lions Club. • Senior Interviews Marina Sell, the daughter of Melissa Zambetti and Michael Sell, was born on July 26, 1995. She currently lives in Pittston. Marina is involved in the ICE club, the KEY club, Art club, Student Council, soccer, chorus, and concert band. Marina’s favorite teachers are Ms. Kotula and Mrs. Miller. Her most memorable high school moment was when her soccer coach asked her to be a starter on varsity as a sophomore. If she was able to start high-school over again, she wouldn’t do a thing differently. Marina’s very confident with the choices she made and feels they are what made her the person she is today. The most challenging part of high-school for her would have been her entire junior year because it was very tough for her. As an adult, she is looking forward to being independent and successful. After graduation,Marina plans to attend college and major in the science field. If she had to describe her highschool experience in one word, she would describe it as unforgettable. Aaron Black, of Duryea, was born on June 25, 1995. He is the son of Tony and Ann Marie Black. His favorite teachers are Mrs. Miller, Mr. (Sean) Walsh, and Mr.Amitia. Aaron is involved in both the National Honor Society and the KEY club. If he could start high-school over again and do something differently,he would have played football and basketball. His favorite movie is The Dark Knight Rises while his favorite band is the Zac Brown Band. Aaron’s personal catchphrase is "shake ’n bake". The most challenging part of high-school was learning his way around the halls. After graduation, Aaron’s plans are to find a good job and to attend college. If he could describe his highschool experience in one word,he would describe it as memorable. Bryan Russo, son of Brian and Janet Russo, was born on February 4, 1995. He is currently lives in Avoca. Bryan is the best friend of Aaron Black. If he could start high-school over again, Bryan would choose to not procrastinate Intermediate Center

• Fundraiser Pick-Up The Gertrude Hawk fundraiser can be picked up at the next PTO meeting, which is Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Middle School. • Thanksgiving in a Box The Middle School is conducting a “Thanksgiving in a Box” fundraiser in conjunction with the Pittston Area Federation of Teachers and the Greater Pittston Food Pantry. The collection will run until Tuesday, Nov. 20. Please bring in items to help a family in need for the holiday. • A Letter of Appreciation A letter was recently sent on behalf of Mrs. O’Hop, a fourth

On Monday, October 1, Pittston Area hosted an anti-bullying day in honor of October being bully prevention month. Students paid $5 to dress down and wear a blue shirt and show their support against bullying

Pictured, left to right; First row: Lizz Scialpi, Key Club Bulletin Editor, Ashleigh Rose,Taylor Baloga, Alana Platukus, Paige Danko, Marissa Morreale, Julia Stella, Rachel Naylor, Key Club members. Second row: Suraj Pursnani, Key Club Vice-President, Shannon Turner, Key Club Secretary, Matt Shamnoski, Key Club Treasurer, Kelly Mitchell, Kristen Fereck, Key Club President, Nick Bolka, Key Club Senior Representative, Don Sheerer, Pittston Kiwanis, Mackenzie Carroll, Key Club member, Sal Bernardi, Pittston Kiwanis, and Mrs. Greenwald , Key Club Advisor.

Left to right: Mr. Jim Blaskiewicz, Rhonda Miller, Christian Charney, Jamie Rosencrans, Trevor Smith, Nia Lombardo (center), Patrick Joyce, Jake Kaminski, Gurjot Sidhu, Caycee Karpinski, and Katie Stonikinis.

Left to right, Sarah Donahue, Builder's Club Advisor, Hunter Booth, Vito Quaglia, Dominique Quaglia, Michael Basta, Mia Barbieri, Katie Martin,, Builder's Club Advisor and Patrick Mitchell is in the background. Pictured with the club mascot Leonardo are 2012/2013 members of the Leo's Club: Ist row seated: Antoinette Antonacci,Haleigh Zurek, Cl ub Secretary, Irene Magdon, Club Vice-Presidnet; Megan Dougherty, Club President, Lea Garbaldi, Club Treasurer; Dominique DelPriore and Nina Timonte. 2nd row: Kylie Pinto, Mikala Borine, Ashleigh Rose, Matthew Ramos, Brittany Hypolite, Brandon Ferrance, Steven Lee, Christine Briggs, Paula Goss and Cristian Hansen. 3rd Row: Maria Garibaldi, Jessika Timinski, Abagail Sheer, Katie Jobson, Alia Gestl, Anthony D"elieso, Chris Cashmere and Marie Terese Fox.

grade teacher at the school. This letter acknowledges Mrs. O’Hop for her hard work and dedication. The letter went on to state that, “I could not let another day go by without letting you know the exceptional fourth grade teacher you have at the Intermediate Center.” The school values Mrs. O’Hop’s dedication and commitment. Middle School

• Builder’s Club The Builder’s Club will have an “Adopt an Angel” tree stationed in the 7th grade hallway throughout the middle school’s Parent/Teacher Conferences for anyone who would like to participate. The next meeting of the Builder’s Club will be Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 3 until 3:30 p.m. in room 206 with Ms. Donahue and Mrs. Martin. Students are responsible for their own transportation home, and rides must be in front of the Middle School no later than 3:25 p.m. • Middle School Talent Show The middle school talent show was held this past Thursday. • Spelling Bee Practice The next practice for the spelling bee will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 27 in Mrs. Brady’s room. Students are responsible for their own transportation home. The in school spelling bee will be held on Monday, Jan. 28. • Wilkes-Barre CTC Tour Interested members of the 8th grade class will have the opportunity to attend a tour of the Wilkes-Barre Career and Technical Center on Tuesday, Dec. 4.Permission slips must be returned in order to attend the tour which will allow students to experience the career and technical programs offered to our high school students. • Veterans’ Giving Tree The Martin L. Mattei Middle School Spelling Bee Club and the 6th grade teachers ask for

Suraj Pursnani and Ashleigh Rose with the flags that they removed from the graves.

your assistance in supporting Veterans during the Holiday Season by participating in a Veteran’s Giving Tree drive. In order to participate, you are asked to bring one or more of the items listed below to school. Donated items will be given to Veteran’s at the VA Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre. Your donations will be used for the comfort and welfare of the Veterans and to offer some Holiday cheer to the men and women who have served our country. Please help us make this community event a success. Items needed are body wash (no bar soap), denture adhesive and denture cleaner, deodorant, hair brushes and combs, lip balm, shampoo and conditioner (plastic containers), tissues (small individual size), sunglasses and sunscreen, books (large print), colored pencils for drawing, deck of cards (large print), postage stamps, puzzle books (large print), current issues of magazines, new hats, robes, t-shirts, and wheelchair bags, telephone cards, travelsize shaving cream, cards (birthday, get well, thinking of you, sympathy) Bring un-wrapped donations to one of the following rooms by December 7th: Mrs. Brady, Mr.Deangelo, Mrs. Noone, Mrs. Brogan, or Ms. Quinn

Left to right, Mike Bunney, Nicole Walters, Lauren Dragon, Ashley Armitage, Trina Davila, and Michael "Bucky" Schwab.

Standing: Mr. Joseph Caprari, Jenna Leiva, Raeann Loftus, Jerome Kudrako, Mike McGlynn, Jamie Lombardo, Kaitlyn McGuire, Nick Maruska, Stephanie Martinez, Justin Martinelli, Sam Marsola, Jamie Matyjevich, Paula Loftus. Kneeling: Angelo Lussi, Felix Mascelli, Cody McLean, Kris Littleton, James Lizza, CJ Lynch. Sitting: Katrina Lutecki, Catherine Lombardo, Kristen Lombardo, Olivia Lanza, Kaitlynn Kutchta, Robert Lynch


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Logan Smith celebrated his sixth birthday on November 8. He is the son of Thomas Smith of Hughestown and Cheryl Smith of Wilmington, Delaware. He is the grandson of Thomas and Jacqueline Smith and Edward and Paulette Walmsley. He has a brand new stepmom, Lori, and a sister Abby.

Troy Justin Kolanich Gustinucci, son of Alan Dean Gustinucci and Kim Kolanich Gustinucci, of Pittston, will celebrate his fourth birthday Monday, Nov. 19. He is the grandson of Margie and Jake Kolanich and Mickie and Alan Joseph Gustinucci, all of Plains. He is the great-grandson of Joseph Gustinucci and the late Mary Gustinucc,i of Jenkins Twp., the late Lucille Budziak. of Parsons, and the late John Kolanich, of Stanton, CA. Troy has a wonderful big brother, Joshua, who is 9 years old. Troy is celebrating with an Octonauts-themed party for relatives and friends.

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Johnny Jadus Johnny Jadus, son of John and Amy Jadus, of Hughestown, will celebrate his fourth birthday on Nov. 21. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Carmen Maiese, of Taylor. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jadus, of Avoca. Johnny has a sister, Jaiden.

Abby Sellers

Alexis Marie Mikolosko, daughter of Rich and Lori Mikolosko, of Dallas, will celebrate her ninth birthday on Nov. 19. She is the granddaughter of Nelson and Donna Chepalonis, of Exeter and Rich Mikolosko Sr., of Old Forge. She is the great-granddaughter of Jane Mikolosko, of Forty Fort. Alexis has a brother, Zakary, 6.

Nina Rose Belza

Abby Sellers, daughter of Ron and Melissa Sellers, of Wyoming celebrated her sixth birthday on Nov. 6. She is the granddaughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Sellers, of Avoca and George and the late Sharon Matta, of Wilkes-Barre. Abby has two sisters, Zoe and Olivia, and one brother, Jack.

Christopher Joshua DeMark

Jude Ferentino Jr. Jude Ferentino Jr., son of Jude and Lori Ferentino of Pittston, will celebrate his fourth birthday November 22. Jude’s grandparents are Robert and Paulette DeSota of Dupont and Charles and Rose Grimes of Jenkins Township and the late Gary Ferentino. His great-grandmother is Ida Bartoli.

C. J. DeMark celebrated his 10th birthday on November 10. He is the son of Kim and Pete DeMark of Duryea. He is the grandson of Helen and the late Arthur Schiavo of Duryea and Pauline and Louis DeMark of Pittston. C. J. involved in football, bowling, baseball and wrestling. He has an older brother Tony, 14.

Nina Rose Belza, daughter of Rob and Jay Belza, Exeter, will celebrate her third birthday today, November 18. Nina is the granddaughter of Richard and Arlene Belza of West Wyoming and Paul and Josephine Hatrak of Exeter. Nina has a brother Mario, five.

Happy birthday! Stop by or mail your birthday photo to: The Sunday Dispatch 109 New Street Pittston, PA 18640 Pictures can run in back and white for $2 or color for $10. Deadline is Wednesday at 5 p.m., but space is limited, so pictures will be published on a first-come, first-served basis. Any questions, please call 602-0168.

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Veterans Day noted at Falls Senior Center The members and friends of the Falls Senior Center sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne/Wyoming counties recently commemorated Veterans Day with a time of remembering those who served our country following with patriotic music and singing. Anyone 60+ is invited to attend the following activities: Mon. & Fri. Low impact exercise using weights and bands 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Wed. Walking group @ 10 a.m. The Center offers daily activities such as Wii, Shuffleboard, & Card Games. Free unlimited coffee is always available. Anyone wishing to join the group for a hot meal at noon for a suggested donation of $2 should RSVP to Twila @ 388-2623 by 12:30 p.m. the day before. The Center is open Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. It is located on SR 92 Senior Citizens Centers sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming Counties offer hot noon meals Monday through Friday to people 60 years of age or older. Donations from participants are gratefully accepted and needed in order to expand this program. The following is the menu for the week of December 1: MONDAY: BBQ Beef Brisket, Corn, Roasted Red Potatoes, Wheat Dinner Roll, Ice Cream Sandwich, Margarine, Milk and Coffee. TUESDAY: Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Ham, Green Beans, Stewed Tomatoes, Whole

The Falls Senior Center recently held its second annual art show. Local artists who displayed their work are, from left, Nancy McKinney, Tracy Kamora, Pete Mattioli, Atsuko McHale, Al Cabral and Michael Lasher. Absent at the time of the photo were Laura Adams, Diane Czjkowski, Jack and Donna Borzell, Helen Dietrich, Paul Niedzwiecki and Betty Pratt.

Wheat Bread, Fruited Jello with Banana Slices, Margarine, Milk and Coffee. WEDNESDAY: Stuffed Pepper, Mashed Potatoes, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Whole Wheat Bread, Crackers, Grapes and Apricots, Margarine, Milk and Coffee. THURSDAY: Baked Fish/ Crumb Topping on side, Broccoli-Cauliflower Gratin, Wild Rice, Whole Wheat Bread, Ketchup, Tartar Sauce, Peaches and “Cream”, Margarine, Milk and Coffee. FRIDAY: Honey Glazed Turkey, Steamed Green Beans, Baked Butternut Squash, Whole Wheat Dinner Roll, Pumpkin Pudding Parfait with Gingersnaps, Margarine, Milk and Coffee. The following is the menu for the week of December 10: MONDAY: Roast Beef, Gravy, Peas and Carrots, Parsley

Boiled Potatoes, Whole Wheat Dinner Roll, Cranberry Apple Crisp, Margarine, Milk and Coffee. TUESDAY: Oven Fried Chicken, Sweet Potatoes, Creamed Cabbage, Cornbread, Peach Pie, Margarine, Milk and Coffee. WEDNESDAY: Beef Cabbage, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable Medley, Whole Wheat Dinner Roll, Oreo Pudding Parfait, Margarine, Milk and Coffee. THURSDAY: BAG LUNCH: Pastrami on Marbled Rye with Lettuce and Tomato, Mayo and Mustard on side, Coleslaw Cup, and Milk. FRIDAY: Baked Pork Chop, Sautéed Cabbage and Onion, Buttered Noodles, Rye Bread, Sugar Cookie, Cinnamon Applesauce, Margarine, Milk and Coffee. The following is the menu for the week of December 17:

Entertainers at the Falls Senior Center were, front row, from left, Stewart Atkinson, saxophone; Gene Smith, keyboard and Ron Jackson, guitar. Second row, Darlene Headley, Pat Fisher, Rosemary Lunny, Nancy Dietrich, Marie Dowse, Twila Watkins. Third row, John Headley, Marilyn Fitzgerald, Pat Smith, Jeanette Martin, Stanley Kaiser, Nancy Gorman. In back, Tom Rogers.

MONDAY: Salisbury Steak, Gravy, Roasted Beets, Scalloped Potatoes, Whole Wheat Dinner Roll, Carrot Cake, Margarine, Milk and Coffee. TUESDAY: Hamburger, Lettuce, Tomato, Sauteed Onions, Ketchup, Broccoli Salad, Oven Fries, Bean Soup, Crackers, Whole Wheat Sandwich Roll, Fresh Fruit Salad, Margarine, Milk and Coffee. WEDNESDAY: Holiday Luncheon: Stuffed Chicken Breast, Steamed Spinach, Roasted Potatoes, Whole Wheat Roll, Red Velvet Cake, Margarine, Milk and Coffee. THURSDAY: Roast Turkey, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes, Bread Stuffing, Biscuit,

Margarine, Milk and Coffee. FRIDAY: Herbed Whitefish, Green and Wax Beans, Whole Wheat Dinner Roll, Rice Pilaf, Ketchup, Tartar Sauce, Birthday Cake, Margarine, Milk and Coffee. The following is the menu for the week of December 24: MONDAY: Spaghetti (Whole Wheat Pasta) and Meatballs, Italian Wedding Soup, Garden Salad, Italian Bread, Crackers, Parmesan Cheese, Lemon Sorbet, Margarine, Milk and Coffee. TUESDAY: CENTER CLOSED – CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY WEDNESDAY: Baked Ham, Lima Beans, Roasted Potatoes, Whole Wheat Dinner Roll, Cheesecake with Pineapple Top-

ping, Margarine, Milk and Coffee. THURSDAY: Meatloaf, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Whole Wheat Dinner Roll, Pear Bread Pudding, Margarine, Milk and Coffee. FRIDAY: New Year’s Special Lunch: Roast Pork w/Gravy, Sauerkraut, Peas and Pearl Onions, Bread Stuffing, Rye Bread, Orange Juice, Apple Cobbler, Margarine, Milk and Coffee. The following is the menu for the week of December 31: MONDAY: Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Craisin Spinach Salad, Lentil Soup, Wheat Sandwich Roll, Crackers, Vanilla Pudding Brownie Parfait, Margarine, Milk and Coffee.


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Varsity forensics team competes at St. Jude’s Thanksgiving holiday hours

Recently, the Fall Forensic Competition was held at St. Jude’s in Mountaintop. The theme for the Holy Redeemer and Holy Cross Systems fall competition is Interpretation of Prose. Pictured is the Varsity Team that represented Wyoming Are Catholic: 1st Row - John Morris, Molly Poray and Charles Kulick; 2nd Row - Mr. Christopher Tigue, principal of Wyoming Area Catholic, Brenna Satkowski, Marissa Moran and James Renfer, coach.

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THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY On Thursday, Nov. 22, all schools in the Wyoming Area School District will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday. School will resume on Tuesday, Nov. 27. SANTA’S WORKSHOP On Monday, Dec. 3, and Tuesday, Dec. 4, the Montgomery Avenue PTO will hold their Santa’s Workshop for the students. Notes regarding this workshop will be sent home with the students soon regarding the time and day their child will attend. PTO MEETING The Montgomery Avenue PTO will meet on Monday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. All parents are welcome to attend.

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First quarter honor roll listed; early dismissal Wednesday Holy Rosary School on Ste- McNulty, Michael Mucciolo and phenson Street in Duryea an- Kierra Saldi. nounces the following: HONORS Average of 85 or above in all First quarter Honor Roll major subjects Congratulation to the students Grade Eight who have attained the Honor Adam Chase, Julienne ChroRoll for the first quarter. Stu- powicki, Elana Clancy, Megan dents in grades 6-7-8 are eligi- Conlon, Collin Halagarda, Joble. seph June, Christopher Klein, HIGH HONORS Lagan LaClair, Krista Lake, TylAverage of 93 or above in all er Mackell, Abigail Megliola, major subjects Cory Miglionico, Zachary ScanGrade Eight lon, Erin Senese, Jessica Smith, Taryn Ashby, Justin Coyne, Samuel D’Eliseo, Amelia Desi- Breanna Tagliaterra, and Matderio, Vienna Donnelly, Joseph thew Walsh Grade Seven Gorman, Emily Mazur, Victoria Ashton Ashby, Brooke CosMcNulty, Joshua Mies, Denise tanzo, Holly Daveski, Jayna DePinto, and Jonathan Smith. Lucca, Alexis Evans, Gianna Grade Seven Galli, Courtney June, Alyssa Rosalie Bennie, Harleigh Davis, Gianna DeSanto, Olivia Kornish, Sidney Miller, Conor Johnson, Kyle McAndrew, Ce- Nealon, Kayla Stelma, Trevor celia Newhart, and Andrea Ru- Tigue, Seth Toole, Jillian Warabak, and Nicole Wartella. by. Grade Six Grade Six Dominic Angradi, Kevin BraGrace Berlew, Lauren Cawley, Sarah Liskowicz, Peyton digan, Jordan Cicon, Lawrence

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Once again, we have been asked by the Little Sisters of the Poor to participate in their Apostolate of caring for the elderly poor. Each year at this time, they contact us to help with their Thanksgiving collection. They are requesting donations of boxes of tissues, lotion, soap, toothpaste, denture adhesive and cleaner, any type of canned fruits, vegetables and soups. Unsweetened cereals and coffee would also be appreciated. The Sisters are grateful for whatever the students in our school are willing to offer. Please send your donations to the school by Mon-

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Children study the four seasons Students at Humpty Dumpty Kollege have been learning about the four seasons and the changes that take place in autumn. Making applesauce and leaf painting were some of their favorite projects. Miss Aine, teacher aide, supplied the colorful fall scenery. Students in the AM pres-school class at Humpty Dumpty Kollege are, from left, first row, Colin Higgins, Abigail Price, Madelyn Gladish, Elianna Lappano, Ella Rosiak. Second row, Joseph Courtney, Lola Serino, Marcus Collins, Albert Schardien, Kayla Karcutskie, Finley Norconk, Emmy Norconk, Adrianna Bertocki, Maxwel Gordon. Third row: Gavin Feeney, Ciera Serino, R.J. Dolan, Patrick Zawierucha, Bobby Smith, Ella Nardone, Madison Smolskis, Zoe Dommes, Antonio Lombardo, Giavonna Edwards, Mia Shovlin.

Students in the PM pre-school class at Humpty Dumpty Kollege are, from left, first row, Ben DeSarro, Elizabeth Howells. Second row, Claire Helring, Gianna Martinelli, Emily Shovlin, Ava Puskar, Avrie Klush. Third row: Patrick Francis, Brady Baldrica, Alex Lewis, Lucia Campenni, Leesha Chludzinshi, Amara Musto.

Students in the AM pre-school class at Humpty Dumpty Kollege are, from left, first row, Madelyn Gladish, Colin Higgins, Joseph Courtney, Luca DePietropaulo, Max Mihalka, Bryce Hearst, Maxwel Gordon. Second row, Lola Serino, Adrianna Bertocki, Kayla Karcutskie, Caeleb Shea, Emmy Savakinas, Mark Anthony McNulty, Bobby Smith. Third row: Ciera Serino, Madison Smolskis, Brian Hankey, Zoe Dommes, Ella Nardone, Ashton Lepore, Julia Long, Brandon Smargiassi, Nicholas Rinaldi, Antonio Lombardo.

Students in the PM pre-school class at Humpty Dumpty Jollege are, from left, first row, Emily Shovlin, Ben DeSarro, Leesha Chludzinshi. Second row, Chelsea Akbar, Zachary Budzak, Gerianna Fath, Patrick Francis, Nico Cielo, Brian Hankey, Ryleigh McDonnell.

Students in the kindergarten class at Humpty Dumpty Kollege are, from left, first row, Ryley Liller, Andie Belles, Kara Vitale, Danica Berry, Elinor Schardien. Second row, John Bertocki, Nicholas Lubinski, Chris Viadock, Paul Ferentino, Michael Schultz, Sammy Hull, Cole Severnak-Silva, J.D. Gladish.

Cub Scouts hold Halloween party PSU/WB welcomes advisory board Cub Pack 392, West Pittston, recently held its Halloween party at the Corpus Christi Parish Hall in West Pittston. Contest winners are, from left, first row, Connor Stornable, Zombie Monkey; Gavin Feeney, Power Ranger; Sophia Swiderski, Zombie bride; Ava Swiderski, Belle; Jimmy Salerno, Can of Coke. Second row Webelo Leader Patrick Messina Jr. Cub Pack 302 is sponsored by the Corpus Christi Parish of West Pittston; Scout master is Rosalie Messina.

Program on disabilities to debut Monday Misericordia University’s “The Voices Project: Disability,” a staged reading of memoirs that promotes understanding and examines the stereotypes and prejudice faced by those living with disabilities, will debut at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19 on WVIATV. The program will be rebroadcast at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25 and at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10. A radio version of the production will air at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18 on WVIA-FM 89.9. The hour-long program is based on interviews done by students in the Introduction to Psychology class of Associate Professor Alicia Nordstrom, Ph.D. The freshmen interviewed a cross section of community members and their families about living with disabilities such as deafness, blindness, dwarfism, spinal cord injury, stroke, stuttering, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, arthrogryposis, and others. The students then wrote memoirs in the first person based that captured how having a disability or having a family member with a disability has affected their lives.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre welcomed members of the 2012-13 Campus Advisory Board. Members of the Advisory Board provide leadership at the campus by serving on committees dedicated to academics, development, external relations, professional development, planning, and student affairs. From left, first row, are Mark J. Sobeck, Carmen Ambrosino, Christopher L. Borton, Katharine Lewis, Geraldine Nesbitt, Jill Schwartz, Anna Cervenak, Michael J. Hudacek Jr. James Reino, Jonathan U. Dougherty, Struthers, Brent Berger, Rebecca David M. Payne, Frank Nocito and Thomas Blaskiewicz. Sec- S. Bartuska, Connie P. Rado, and Robert W. Reynolds. ond row, Thomas Kelly, Chan- Mark Fanelli, Jane Adonizio, cellor Charles H. Davis, Richard


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Free Thanksgiving dinner Wed. at First Baptist On Wednesday, Nov. 21, First Baptsist Church of Pittston inviteS the entire community, especially the homeless and all those who are in need, to a free Thanksgiving Dinner. The dinner will include turkey and all the trimmings, along with dessert. The church is located on Water Street in Pittston and dinner will be served from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. It is the intent of the church to provide a hot meal to all those in need, including the homeless and those who can’t afford to purchase food for a holiday meal. Anyone who would like to attend is requested to call the church office at 654-0283. Bethel United Methodist

532Main St. Avoca (570) 457-2566 Pastor Sharon Dietz (570) 282-0104 Sunday – Worship Service 11:15 a.m. Communion first Sunday of each month – non perishable food items will be collected this day. Mondays – Bible study – 6 p.m. alternating each week with Brick UM Church, Duryea. 1st Thursday of each month – food give-away 4 to 6 p.m. for needy of Avoca and Duryea. Non-perishable food items and monetary donations are accepted at this time. Brick United Methodist

935 Foote Ave., Duryea (570)457-4424 Pastor Sharon Dietz (570) 282-0104 Sunday Worship Service 9:45 a.m. Sunday School – 10:15 a.m. during morning Worship Services for ages 3-12 Communion first Sunday of each month – non perishable food items will be collected. Mondays – Bible study – 6 p.m. alternating each week with Bethel UM Church, Avoca. Miracle of Awareness – coffee time – 6 p.m. meeting 7 p.m. Thursday – New beginnings meeting 7 p.m. Third Thursday of each month – United Methodist Women – 6:30 p.m. Christian and Missionary Alliance

317 Luzerne Avenue West Pittston Alliance Church

Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church on 1700 Wyoming Ave, Exeter as we recover from the flood of September 2011. Sunday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m., Worship; 12:05 p.m., Ziti & meatball dinner sponsored by the Deacons; 3 p.m. Community Thanksgiving Service at Second Presbyterian Church, Parsonage St, Pittston.

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Avoca Adult Sunday School, 9:30; Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday evening Bible study and prayer service at 7:00. The church also hosts the Rose of Sharon Church with Rev. Vincente Torres on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. for the Hispanic community. Glendale Gospel Church

105 Church Drive Glendale/Pittston Township Sunday Service 10:45 a.m. Harding Church of Christ

RR 1 Box 187A, Falls Sunday services: 10 a.m. Sunday School and 11 a.m. Church Service. Call 388-6534 Holy Mother of Sorrows PNCC

212 Wyoming Avenue, Dupont Rev. Zbigniew Dawid, Pastor Sunday Masses 8:00 a.m. Traditional Mass 9:15 a.m. School of Christian Living, Confirmation Class and Coffee Hour 10:30 a.m. Traditional High Mass Daily Mass - 9:00 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Please note that on Wednesday Nov 21, Thanksgiving Eve Mass will be held at 7:00 p.m. Potato cheese pierogi can be purchased after Sunday Masses. Carol Bondurich will be in charge at the church hall. A Community Thanksgiving Prayer Service will be held today, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Dupont. Fr. Zbigniew Dawid will deliver a homily. A collection will be taken for the needy of Greater Pittston. Following the Prayer Service, all are invited to the Church Hall for refreshments and fellowship.

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328 Main Street, Duryea, PA West Pittston The clothes closet will open 18642. on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. People with emergency needs can call the church office at 6542500 for special appointments. The closet accepts gently used clothing and shares it with the community without cost.

Northeast Network will host a Christmas Marketplace at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Arcaro and Genell's in Old Forge. Many local vendors will have a variety of gifts available. Sister Maryalice Jacquinot, IHM, president and CEO of St. Joseph's Center, will be the guest speaker and will provide an overview of the history and ministry of St. Joseph's Center. Cost of the ticket is $25 and includes dinner. For tickets or membership information, contact Joan Condel 698-6445 or Terri Crambo 342-1779. Planning the Christmas Marketplace are, from left, Roseann Brutico, secretary; Terri Crambo, president; Sister Maryalice Jacquinot, IHM, president and CEO of St. Joseph's Center; Rosalie Prizzi, program chair; and Carole Dougherty, public relations chair.

(570) 451-0346 Home/Office. Oblates of St. Joseph JLaCava@TheBibleChurch.org Highway 315, Laflin Masses are held daily in the Inkerman Presbyterian seminary chapel at 7 a.m. (MonMain St., Inkerman day – Friday) and on Saturday Services: Sundays, 9 a.m. mornings at 8 a.m. There are no weekend Masses. Langcliffe Presbyterian Confessions are heard daily 1001 Main St Avoca from 9 a.m. – noon and from 3 – Sunday worship 11:15 a.m. 6 p.m. The Langcliffe Church is Office hours are Monday – handicapped accessible. Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., eveNursery is provided for chil- nings and weekends by appointdren during worship. ment. Office phone number is 654-7542. Moosic Alliance Church www.Facebook.com/OB608 Rocky Glen Road, Moosic LATESOFSTJOSEPH or on Pastor: Doug Jensen 457- Twitter @OblatesStJoseph 6020 Every Wednesday evening maccma2@verizon.net Mass is celebrated at 7 p.m. in Sunday morning Sunday conjunction with the Novena to School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. St. Joseph & St. Joseph Marello. Sunday morning Worship at Tune into Catholic Radio 750 10:45 a.m. AM. Prayer meeting, Wednesdays The radio studio is located in at 7 p.m. the seminary building and is Celebrate Recovery Ministry, broadcast daily from dawn to Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. dusk. For more information about Nativity Of Our Lord this station, contact Ed NiewinStephenson St., Duryea ski at 287-4670. Mass Schedule The Pittston Knights of CoSaturday lumbus (Council #372) will hold 4 p.m. Holy Rosary Church a special Mass for their deceased 5:30 p.m. Sacred Heart of Jemembers tomorrow evening at 7 sus Church p.m. in the seminary chapel. CelSunday ebrant will be Rev. Dan 8 a.m. Holy Rosary Church Schwebs, OSJ. 9:30 a.m. Holy Rosary Church Mass will be offered on 11:00 a.m. Sacred Heart of JeThanksgiving morning at 7 a.m. sus Church in the seminary chapel; however,

the office will be closed due to the holiday. Advent Retreat, hosted by the Josephite-Marellian Laity of the PA Oblate province, is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 9, from 2-5 p.m. The Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth will lead the meditation. St Joseph Marello

William St., Pittston There are boxes placed at all the entrances so you may drop off non-perishable food items to help out the Food Pantry at St. John the Evangelist Church. The Altar & Rosary Society Christmas Party will be held at the Gramercy on Dec. 9. Reservations close on Dec. 2. MASS SCHEDULE: Monday to Friday at 7:30 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday Evening: 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday: 8, 9:30, 11:15a.m. Novena to the Miraculous Medal and Mother Cabrini, every Tuesday after 7:30 and 11:30 a.m. Masses. Novena to Saint Joseph & St. Joseph Marello every Wednesday after 7:30 and 11:30 a.m. Masses. Holy Hour every Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Rosary is recited 20 minutes before all week day and weekend Masses. Corpus Christi Parish Immaculate Conception and Holy Redeemer churches

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535 N Main Street, Pittston www.eucharist-pittston.org Mass Schedule Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass: 8 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. and by appointment Thursday of this week is Thanksgiving. Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Starting Sunday, Dec. 2, Masses on Sunday will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Beginning on Sunday Dec. 2, Religious Education Classes, grades 1-6 will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Classes in preparation for the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation will continue to be held on Sunday evenings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. If you have any questions with regard to the program, call Sister Mary Ann at 654-0263. Due to Thanksgiving , there will be no classes on Sunday, Nov. 25. Scripture Study concludes this week. There are two programs, one on Tuesday mornings from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. and one on Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Both programs are held in the parish hall. Rehearsals for Christmas will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 28. For more information, please call Michael Sowa at 655-1419. Baskets are at the entrances for non perishable food items for the Greater Pittston Food Pantry. Carl Boos will see that all these items are delivered. The 2nd Parish Anniversary Dinner is today. Dinner will be served from noon to 4 p.m. Sacred Heart of Jesus

Lackawanna Ave., Dupont This week’s schedule of masses: Monday through Wednesday, Thanksgiving Day (Thursday) at 9 a.m., Friday at 7 a.m., Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. There will not be a 7:30 a.m. mass on Saturday. Everyone is invited to the 4th annual community Thanksgiving Prayer Service at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church today Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. The parish choirs of Sacred Heart and Holy Mother of Sorrows will join forces and voices in praise and thanksgiving. See FAITH 7B

First Baptist Church

Rev. James H. Breese, pastor, Water Street, Pittston Sunday 9:30 a.m. Worship and Praise Service/Children’s Sunday School, Adult/Teen Sunday School immediately following service. Wednesday 7:15 p.m. Bible Study First Congregational UCC

500 Luzerne Avenue West Pittston Rev. Joan Mitchell, Pastor Sanctuary is handicapped accessible Sunday,11 a.m. MorningWorship Service Meetings scheduled for Tuesday will be held on Sun., Nov. 18 after Service. First Presbyterian Church

14 Broad Street Pittston Sunday Worship 9:15 a.m. with Rev. William N. Lukesh. First United Methodist Church

West Pittston

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The homilist for the service will be Father Dawid. During the service a collection will be taken which will benefit the Pittston Food Bank (housed at the former Seton Catholic High School). Following the prayer service a social will be held in Sacred Heart church hall. The rectory office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, Friday, Nov. 23 and Monday, Nov. 26 in observance of Thanksgiving. C. C. D. Calendar Nov.19 Class for all Nov. 26 -Thanksgiving break-Classes cancelled. The Sacred Heart of Jesus Welcoming Committee is sponsoring a Christmas greens sale. Available for order are wreaths, logs, crosses and a Christmas centerpiece. Sample items and order forms will be available in the church vestibule through the month of November. All orders are due by Nov. 30. Payment must accompany your order. Checks are to be made payable to "Sacred Heart". Items can be picked up in the church hall on Dec. 8 and 9 after all weekend masses. For more information, call Tammy at 457-3855. The Senior Outreach Committee will meet on Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. in the meeting room in the lower level of the rectory. The Parish Pastoral Council and Parish Finance Council will meet on Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in the rectory meeting room. The Women’s Society will hold their annual Christmas Wafer Dinner on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Church Hall. Reservations must be made by Dec. 28. A $10 payment must accompany the reservation. Contact Diane Skrzysowski at 654-6639 or Carolyn Klimek at the rectory (654-3713) to make a reservation. Payment can be dropped into the collection basket or left at the rectory during office hours. St. Barbara Parish

28 Memorial Avenue, Exeter Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Evenings, by appointment. Phone: 654-2103 The November Wedding Anniversary Mass will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. All couples celebrating their wedding anniversary in the month of November are invited to come and receive a special blessing. Choir Practice: Monday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the choir loft of St. Anthony’s Church. New member are welcome to join. Attention Women of the Parish: St. Barbara’s Christian Women Organization will hold a Christmas Party on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 6:00 p.m. at Fox Hill Country Club. Cost of the dinner buffet will be $25. Money must accompany reservations. RSVP by making returns in a clearly marked envelope. Include your name and phone number. Make checks payable to St. Barbara’s CWO. Place in the church basket, drop off at the rectory or call Mary King 6554744, Barbara Russo 654-8670, Chip Clarke 654-7480 or Loretta Semenza 654-0936. Deadline for reservations is Dec. 4. The party is open to all women of the parish. Food Drive: Parishioners are reminded to be as generous as possible for the Food Drive especially as the Thanksgiving Holiday approaches. The Food Pantry is part of the Care & Concern Ministry in Pittston, provides to those in need. Anyone in need is welcome to register for assistance. The Giving Tree The trees with the tags are in place for this weekend, November 17 & 18. You can buy gifts for boys and girls. Any gift will be appreciated.

Religious Education News The 9 a.m. Mass on Thanksgiving morning will feature the 7th and 8th grade Confirmation Class who will read the scriptures, serve as ushers and take the gifts to the altar. All religious education students have been invited to join in singing a hymn during the Mass. On December 2, Corpus Christi parish will sponsor a ping pong tournament to benefit St. Joseph’s By The Sea in Long Island, New York which was heavily damaged in Hurricane Sandy. Fr. Phil will need a doubles partner. Contact him if interested. Details to follow. This week’s classes will focus on: 1st Grade: "The Holy Spirit, Our Helper" The Holy Spirit helps and teaches us about Jesus. 2nd Grade: "The Holy Spirit" The Holy Spirit is our helper and teacher. 3rd Grade: "The Church" We are the Church. 4th Grade: "Receive the Holy Spirit" The Holy Spirit teaches us about Jesus. 5th Grade: "Many Gifts, One Spirit" Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to guide his church. 6th Grade: "The Holy Spirit" The Holy Spirit strengthens the Church and enables us to proclaim the Gospel. 7th and 8th Grades: "The Rite of Confirmation" Holy chrism is used during the Confirmation ceremony. St. John the Evangelist Parish Community

35 William Street Phone: 654-0053 Pittston. . St John’s Lutheran

7 Wood St., Pittston 570-655-2505, stjohnspittston@verizon.com Pastor John Castellani Sunday Service 9:30 a.m., 25th Sunday of Pentecost Serving in the House of the Lord Today is Communion Sunday Organist, Marcia Colleran Reader, Nancy Castellani Acolyte, Trisha Renna Greeter, Doris Mersincavage The Prayer List goes out to: Military personnel and their families., Lucille Champman, Brenda Lispi, Gerturde Lipert, Robert Schumaker, Karen Korney, Howard Weislogel, Al Palima, Margaret Borget,Stephen Oceanas, Nancy Dymond Hackett, Ray Morgan, Emalee Karhurka, Bobby Drummond, Lenoard Peterson, Gene Rooney, Charles Barone, Mike & Jodie Farrell, and Barb Mizenko. Shut ins: Mary Agnes Mangle, Ted Burkel,Donna Capobianco, Elaine Proietto,Donna Bobbounie and Gladys Bowman. Planning Committee Tuesday Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Acolyte for Nov. 25 Justin Lazanowicz Bible Study Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Week Day School Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m. Hanging of the Green Service will be Dec. 2 December Altar Guild Nancy Castellani, Mary Ann Denman, Sara Garron and Rebecca Perschau Acolyte Schedule for December.: 2 Katie Colleran... 9 Sarah Ciesla... 16 Emily Goyne... 23 Brooke Cherney...24 Richard Drummond...30 Justin Peterson Mid week advent services will be held Dec. 5, Dec. 12 and Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. There will be soup salad, sandwiches and dessert before the Wednesday Services from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Week Day School Program/ Play will be on Dec. 23 in place of regular worship service. Christmas Eve Service on Dec. 24 will be at 9 p.m. Joe Mersincavage is trying to get a Saturday blood drive to come to St. John’s after the Holidays. One of the stipulations is to see how many Church members and other donors we can get to sign up before the Red Cross will come down to the Church and do a drive. Get in touch with Joe if a blood drive is an activity your might be willing to support.

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St. John’s P.M. Church

316 Main St., Avoca Pastor Rich Rock 570-457-8281 Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Holy Communion the first Sunday of every month Bible Study every Wednesday 6:00-7:30 p.m. St. Maria Goretti

Laflin Road, Laflin, PA. 18702 Pastor: Monsignor Neil Van Loon 42redwood@comcast.net www.stmariagoretti-laflin.org C.C.D. PROGRAM Nov. 18 will be the Children’s Liturgy. Confirmation students can earn service hours. Also there is a Confirmation Class on Sunday Nov. 18 in the Church from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monsignor will have an interactive Mass. This is mandatory for public and parochial students in the Parish. With the Christmas Season rapidly approaching, this year parishioners thought it would be a good idea to have a Christmas tree and have the children decorate it with gloves/mittens and socks which will be given to the Pittston Clinic at the end of the season. Please send in some of these items with your children to hang on the tree. New items only. In case of inclement weather teachers will be informed and they, in turn ,will call either the night before or the morning of class. HOLIDAY CRAFT & GIFT FAIR TODAY! A Holiday Craft & Gift Fair will be held in the Parish Center today, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Twenty-plus vendors will be offering a wide variety of crafts and gifts. Refreshments, a raffle and door prizes are also offered. Admission is free. AMERICAN RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS The American Red Cross of Wyoming Valley is looking for volunteers to help with daytime blood drives in the city of Wilkes-Barre. No special skills are required—just a willingness to help! If you are interested in helping at our Blood Drives, please contact 823-7161, ext 340. HELP AFTER HURRICANE SANDY A special collection will be taken up this weekend for people impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Many of our brothers and sisters from counties within the Diocese of Scranton were without power for long periods of time while our neighbors in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, West Virginia and beyond need our prayers and support as they begin to recover, rebuild their lives and restore hope. You can contribute to this collection this weekend or send monetary donations to: Diocesan Relief Fund, 300 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, PA 18503. VISITING THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND If someone in your family is going to the hospital and would like to receive the Sacrament of the Sick or if someone is homebound and would like to receive the Eucharist, please call the office at 655-8956. THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE The Care & Concerns Clinic has received an overwhelming number of requests for Thanksgiving food baskets this year. Please continue to support the food pantry when possible, especially during the holiday season. Your continued monetary donations are a tremendous help as well. Monsignor Bendik expresses his deep gratitude for your gene-

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100 Rock Street, Hughestown Stpeters_elc@yahoo.com 654-1009 Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship service 10 a.m. rosity to the clinic. Your donaCome worship. All are weltions do not go unnoticed, especome cially by the people who need Confirmation classes are on your help. Sunday at 9:00 a.m. 7th graders 1st and 2nd SunSt. Mary’s Polish National day of the month; 8th graders 3rd Catholic Church and 4th Sunday of the month 200 Stephenson St. Duryea Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock, Queen of the Apostles Parish Pastor Phone: 457-2291 715 Hawthorne St. Email: padre@saintma(570) 457-3412 ryspncc.org stmarysavoca@verizon.net Website: saintmaryspncc.org www.stmaryavoca.4lpi.com Holy Mass: Sunday 9:30 a.m. Daily Masses: 8 a.m. Weekdays: 8 a.m. (Wednesday at 7 p.m.) Holy Days: 8 a.m. & 7 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. St. Monica’s Church Miraculous 363 West 8th Street, West Queen of the Medal Novena: Wyoming, PA 18644 Office Hours - 9:00 a.m. to Apostles Par- Wednesday following the 7 ish youth 4:30 p.m., Mon. – Fri. p.m. Mass Phone: 570-693-1991 group is colWeekends Email: olos363@verizon.net lecting winter Masses: Saturwww.stmonicanepa.com. day at 4 p.m.; Father Leo McKernan, Pastor hats and Sunday at 8, gloves for the Mr. William Jenkins, Deacon needy. Items 9:30 and 11 Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m.@ may be drop- a.m. Confession: OLOS ped off in the Saturdays 3Sunday: 8:30 a.m. @ STJ designated 3:45 p.m.; any11:00 a.m.@ OLOS time upon recontainers New Daily Mass Schedule: Daily Mass at OLOS – Tues, located in the quest by calling 457-3412. Wed., Fri. – 7:00 a.m.) Mon. & back of St. Prayer Thurs. – 7:00 p.m. Mary’s Chain: 457Adoration of the Blessed Sac5867 Church, 715 rament – Friday after morning Queen of the Mass until 11:00 a.m. Except on Hawthorne St. Apostles Parish First Friday – Adoration is after youth group is 7:00 p.m. Mass until Midnight. collecting winMiraculous Medal Novena – ter hats and after Monday Evening Mass gloves for the needy. Items may Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy - Before Morning & Eve- be dropped off in the designated containers located in the back of ning Masses at OLOS site. St. Mary’s Church, 715 HawHappy Thanksgiving from Father McKernan and the Parish- thorne St. The parishioners are currently ioners of St. Monica’s Parish! selling the stocking stuffer ediCCD: There will be no CCD tion of their Pot of Gold Match classes next Sunday, Nov. 25. All the Daily Number raffle tickets, CCD students will process at the which are for January. 11 a.m. Mass. Tickets are $10 each. There will be a special EnThe winning number is based thronement of the Sacred Heart during the Liturgy. Enthrone- on the evening daily number of ment of the Sacred Heart of Je- the Pennsylvania Lottery. Anysus is a most effective means of one who has a specific ticket living always in the company of number they would like to purthe Lord Jesus who we receive in chase or to just simply purchase Holy Communion. This is a Par- a ticket may call the parish office at 457-3412. ish event. The ticket will be mailed to St. Monica Parish Web Site: www.stmonicanepa.com. There you. The worship committee will is a lot of information on the web meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, and it’s growing daily. Nov. 19 in the rectory. Keep posted on all the events The annual appeal committee of the Parish. will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Recently added was Father Wednesday, Nov. 21 in the rectoMcKernan’s Pastoral letter on ry. the Year of Faith. There is a There will be a Thanksgiving Prayer Garden with most Beautiful prayers…touch the flowers. Day Mass on Thursday, Nov. 22 There is also a site to request at 9 a.m. at the church. Parishioners are asked to bring your own personal prayer rea non-perishable food item for quests. the poor to this Mass. Blessed Mother Sodality – It will be donated to a local will attend the 11 a.m. Mass tofood pantry. gether on Nov. 18. Girls from 3rd The youth group will meet through12th grades are welcome and asked to meet in the Church from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25 in St. Mary’s School Hall before Mass. auditorium, 742 Spring St. High School Theology: will Call Lori Ostrowski, director be held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of youth ministry, at 457-8840 of each month in the Rectory for details. from 9:45 to 10:45. The building and grounds All high school students are committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. invited. R.C.I.A: Rite of Christian Ini- on Monday, Nov. 26 in the rectotiation of Adults & Growing in ry. The parish will host the Rev. the Faith through Christian ForMichael Shea, C.M., as he conmation - the Parish of St. Monducts a Marian Triduum at 8 a.m. ica’s invites you to look into the and 7 p.m. November 27-29 at Catholic Faith; learn more about the church. your faith if you are a Catholic; The Triduum will focus on the inquiry into the life of Christ and His Church; enter more into Sa- three apparitions of Mary to St. Catherine Laboure. cred Scripture. It will precede the parish’s People of all Faith backnine day Miraculous Medal Nogrounds are welcome. vena which will conclude on the Join the group on Wednesday feast of the Immaculate Concepnights at 7 p.m. at OLOS Rectotion, Dec. 8. ry (Back Porch – informal & reFather Shea is a Vincentian laxed atmosphere.) For more information call the priest currently assigned to the Parish Office at 693-1991 and Central Association of the Miraculous Medal in Germantown. speak to Father McKernan. The women’s guild will have Basket Raffle: Our neighbors its Christmas party on Sunday, in Plains at St. Peter & Paul Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at Colarusso’s Church are having a Basket RafLaPalazzo, Moosic. fle today, November 18 on HudThe cost is $25 per person. son Street. To make a reservation, call Doors open at noon and they

Debbie Callahan at 457-8887, Anne Dillon at 881-5182 or the parish office at 457-3412 by Nov. 26. All women are invited to attend. Second Presbyterian

143 Parsonage St., Pittston 654-1411 The Session of the Second Presbyterian Church announces the following schedule for the week of Nov. 18: Sunday, Nov. 18: 9:30 a.m. – Sunday School 11:00 a.m. – Worship 3:00 p.m. – Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service Sponsored by the Greater Pittston Ministerium Tuesday, Nov. 20: 6:30 p.m. – Mission Committee 7:00 p.m. – AA Meeting Wednesday, November 21: 6:30 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal Episcopal Church

Spring Street and Montgomery Avenue, West Pittston Sunday Holy Eucharist:11a.m. every Sunday. Food Pantry: November items needed are peanut butter and powdered milk.Gerrity’s gift cards, cash donations and other non-perishable foods also accepted. Prayer network: Open To Public, daily prayer for those with needs requesting prayerful support. Start Prayer network at parish office 654-3261. Youth Program:10:45 a.m. every Sunday. Weekday special events and service projects as announced. Faith Forum for Adults: Enrichment for adults seeking spiritual renewal and opportunities for ministry and volunteerism. Parish Life Events Team: Bimonthly first Sundays. Parish Council: Every second Sunday. Women of Trinity: Every third Sunday. WOT Ministry Invitation. The Women of Trinity have undertaken a ministry to help support Good Shepherd Episcopal Church of Scranton in their outreach to the homeless of the region. Each month after enjoying a home cooked meal at Good Shepherd all who have needs may “shop” for necessities like clothing, shoes, and toiletries in a store-like setting in the church’s refurbished basement of donated items. The Woman of Trinity has supported this ministry by delivering donations of clothing, new undergarments and socks and toiletries to the Scranton church. WOT will continue to collect trial size and hotel toiletries and invites the parish community to join with them in helping the less fortunate. Donations of trial size and sample size toiletries are welcome. Music Together Classes: Fun and music for infants and children through age five accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Visitwww.musictogether.comfor information on Music Together. For registration information call 654-3261. United Methodist Church

Corner of Broad & Church Sts. Pittston Rev. Susan Hardman-Zimmerman Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion: 1st Sunday each month Choir Rehearsal: Thursday’s at 7 p.m. unlesstold otherwise United Methodist Women: 2ndMonday unless told otherwise Websitewww.umcpittston.org Phone 655-4340 leave message Pittston United Methodist Women will have their Christmas luncheon on Monday, December 10 - 12:30 p.m. at Agolino’s in West Pittston. The Children’s Christmas Program will be on Sunday, December 16.


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• Model #FB2F5CEW • 140-hp 16-Valve SOHC i-VTEC® • 5-Speed Automatic Transmission • Air Conditioning with Air-Filtration System • Power Windows/Locks/Mirrors • Cruise Control • Remote Entry • 160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 4 Speakers • ABS • Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS) • Front Side Airbags with Passenger-Side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) • Side Curtain Airbags ***Lease ease 36 Months through ahfc ahfc. $0 Down Payment Payment.

179

$

* ** Per Mo Mo. L ease Lease

1st payment and tags due at delivery. Residual $11,561.05

*On select models to qualified buyers for limited term.

2012 HONDA ODYSSEY EX

2013 HONDA CR-V EX

$0 DOWN PAYMENT

MPG 18 City 27 HWY

MPG 22 City 30 HWY

• Model #RL5H4CEW • 248-hp, 3.5-Liter, 24-Valve, SOHC i-VTEC® VTEC® V-6 Engine • 5-Speed Automatic Transmission mission h Trac• Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with tion Control • Anti-Lock Braking System m (ABS) • Driver’s Seat with 10-Way Power Adjustment, ustment, including Power Lumbar Support • Power wer Sliding Doors • 17” Alloy Wheels • 229-Watt att AM/ FM/CD Audio System with 7 Speakers including Subwoofer • 2GB CD-Library • Bluetooth® etooth® HandsFreeLink • USB Audio Interface • Exterior Temperature Indicator • Multi-Function 2nd-Row Center Seat • Three-Row Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor • Front Side Airbags with Passenger-Side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) • Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control System with Humidity Control and Air Filtration • One-Motion 60/40 Split ****Lease Lease 3rd-Row Magic Seat®

299

$

• Model RM4H5DJW • 185-hp • 2.4-Liter, 16-Valve SOHC i-VTEC® 4-Cylinder Engine • Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control • Automatic Transmission • Cruise Control • A/C • One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature • Remote Entry System • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® • Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines • 160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 6 Speakers • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio • Pandora® Internet Radio compatibility • SMS Text Message Function • USB Audio Interface • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) • Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS) • Front Side Airbags with Passenger-Side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) • Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor

* Per ***Mo. L ease Lease

36 Months through ahfc ahfc. $0 Down Payment Payment. 1st payment and tags due at delivery. Residual $17,525.70

IN STOCK!

LEASES BASED ON APPROVED CREDIT TIER 1 THRU AHFC. MILEAGE BASED ON 2012 EPA MILEAGE ESTIMATES. USE FOR COMPARISON PURPOSES ONLY. DO NOT COMPARE TO MODELS BEFORE 2008. YOUR ACTUAL MILEAGE WILL VARY DEPENDING ON HOW YOU DRIVE AND MAINTAIN YOUR VEHICLE. OFFERS EXPIRE 1/2/2013.

MATT BURNE HONDA PRE-OWNED CENTER

1.9%for 36 mos. 2.9%for 60 mos.

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on Certified Accords, Civics, Odysseys

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‘S 04 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LS 4WD

05 DODGE STRATUS CPE R/T Gray, 90K

Red, 114K

Now

$7,500

Now

1.9% for 36 mos

$7,950

2.9% for 60 mos ACCORDS

09 ACCORD EX SDN Black, 45K.........................NOW $16,500 10 ACCORD LXP SDN Red, 30K .......................NOW $16,500 06 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS SDN Silver, 37K, Was $11,950

Now

$9,999

06 HONDA CRV 4WD EX, Silver, 96K SE, White, 89K

$12,750 $13,750

10 TOYOTA COROLLA S SEDAN

07 FORD FUSION SDN V6, 58K

$10,750

06 HONDA ACCORD EXL SDN

$14,750

Black, 53K

10 TOYOTA CAMRY XLE SDN Black, 25K

Now

$18,500

Now

$15,950

10 VW ROUTAN SE Nav., R. DVD, Gray, 38K

Now

$18,950

Beige, 51K

Navy, 71K, Was $9,850

ELEMENT 4WD 09 ELEMENT EX Red, 53K ...................................NOW $16,950

10 ACCORD EXL SDN Red, 41K .......................NOW $18,500

10 ACCORD EXL V6 SDN Silver, 18K ..............NOW $18,950 10 ACCORD EX SDN Silver, 19K .........................NOW $18,950 11 ACCORD EXL V-6 SDN Amber, 21K............NOW $22,950 12 ACCORD EXL SDN Black, 11K ......................NOW $22,950

2.9% for 60 mos

1.9% for 36 mos CIVICS

10 CIVIC VP SDN Gray, 47K.................................NOW $13,950 10 CIVIC LX SDN Titanium, 9K..............................NOW $16,250 12 CIVIC LX CPE Silver, 16K.................................NOW $16,950

1.9% for 36 mos

08 VW PASSAT 2.0T S/W

Red, 35K

Now

$12,950

03 MAZDA TRIBUTE 4WD

Now

$8,500

Now

$9,950

10 ACCORD EX SDN Burgandy, 19K ....................NOW $18,250

1 White/1 Gray, Both 74K

Your Choice

07 CHRYSLER SEBRING TOURING

08 10 10 11

ODYSSEY ODYSSEY ODYSSEY ODYSSEY

2.9% for 60 mos ODYSSEY LX Slate, 72K .....................NOW $14,950 EX Gray, 44K......................NOW $21,500 EX Slate, 24K.....................NOW $22,500 LX Gray, 31K ......................NOW $22,950

CRZ HYBRID 12 CRZ EX White, 2K ................................................NOW $19,950

RIDGELINE 4WD 09 RIDGELINE RTL NAVI Black, 59K ..............NOW $25,500

11 11 11 11 11

PILOT PILOT PILOT PILOT PILOT

PILOT 4WD LX Gray, 23K............................................NOW $24,500 EX Red, 22K ............................................NOW $26,500 EXL Silver, 25K .......................................NOW $28,950 EXL Gray, 32K ........................................NOW $29,500 EXL Mocha, 14K ......................................NOW $30,750

CRV 4WD 08 CRV LX Silver, 60K ...............................................NOW $15,950 07 CRV EX Lt Blue, 65K.............................................NOW $15,950 07 CRV EX White, 46K ..............................................NOW $16,250 08 CRV LX Green, 57K ..............................................NOW $15,950 08 CRV EX White, 46K ..............................................NOW $16,950 10 CRV LX Gray, 35K ................................................NOW $18,250 11 CRV SE Titanium, 28K ...........................................NOW $20,950 10 CRV EX Red, 28K ................................................NOW $20,750 11 CRV EX Black, 37K...............................................NOW $21,500 11 CRV EX Blue, 37K................................................NOW $21,500 10 CRV EXL Titanium, 37K ........................................NOW $22,500 10 CRV EXL Black, 26K............................................NOW $23,500

*1.9% for 36 mos/ 2.9% for up to 60 mos on Certified Accords thru Am Honda Finance W.A.C. Certified Hondas have 1 yr - 12k, Basic Warranty & 7yr - 100k Powertrain from orig. inservice date.

Open Monday - Thursday 9-9 Friday & Saturday 9-5

09 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS SDN

08 NISSAN ALTIMA SL SDN Green, 65K

Silver, 34K

Now

$11,950

Now

$12,500

06 HONDA ACCORD EX SEDAN

05 HONDA PILOT EXL

Gray, 56K

Black, 76K

Now

$13,950

08 HONDA RIDGELINE RTS 4WD White, 87K

Now

$16,500

Now

$14,750

10 TOYOTA MATRIX S AWD Gray, 23K, Was $18,950

Now

$16,950

07 DODGE DAKOTA SXT 4X4

08 LEXUS RX350 AWD

Club Cab, Black, 26K

Black, 28K

Now

$18,950

Now

$24,950

1110 Wyoming Ave, Scranton, PA 1-800-NEXT-HONDA 570-341-1400


SUNDAY DISPATCH 533

506 Administrative/ Clerical

LEGAL SECRETARY

Full time Legal Secretary position available. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Legal experience required. All responses strictly confidential. Fax resume to: 570-654-5070 Email to: pannunzio law@comcast.net or mail to: Pannunzio Law Offices 294 Main Street, Dupont, PA 18641

512

Business/ Strategic Management

OFFICE MANAGER

A local non-profit Association seeks candidate with building industry and office management experience. Must be proficient with Quickbooks, MS Office and Publisher. Will plan events and serve the Board of Directors. Full time salary position. Call Harvis HR Services with questions 542-5330 or forward resume to apply: BIANEPA.JOBS@ GMAIL.COM Please, no calls to BIA office.

522

Education/ Training

ChildCare Teachers Needed at our

Wilkes-Barre, Dallas & Mountain Top Locations. CALL 570-905-3322 ASK FOR LAKE GEMZIK OR EMAIL RESUME TO: LGEMZIK@ BUILDINGBLOCKS LEARNINGCENTER.COM

Early Childhood Education a plus. To inquire call Scott at 570-655-1012.

Exciting Teaching Opportunities Immediate part time positions open for day and evening

LAB/PHLEBOTOMY INSTRUCTORS. Must have 3 plus

years work experience in related field. Teaching experience a plus but not required. Fax resume to: 570-287-7936 Or send to: Director of Education Fortis Institute 166 Slocum Street Forty Fort PA 18704

533

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

FORKLIFT MECHANIC Action Lift, Inc., located in Pittston, PA, is the exclusive dealership for Crown and TCM forklifts for NEPA. We are seeking a full time forklift mechanic to troubleshoot, repair and diagnose Crown and other makes of lift trucks. Good written and verbal communication skills, as well as customer care skills are necessary. A valid driver’s license and the ability to safely operate lift trucks are required. Previous forklift mechanical experience or technical school graduate will be considered. We offer an excellent wage and benefits package, as well as 401K Retirement Savings Plan, paid holidays, paid vacation and much more. Apply by e-mail mike.phelan@action liftinc.com or call 570-655-2100 x115.

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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

MAINTENANCE MECHANIC Simmons Company, maker of the world famous Beauty Rest mattress, is actively recruiting for a Maintenance Mechanic at our plant at Hazleton location, 1 Simmons Drive, West Hazlet Township, Pa. We are looking for a individuals to repair and maintain machinery, perform building maintenance, order and stock parts, complete scheduled projects, work within budgets while adhering to OSHA regulations. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability and willingness to work safely, take initiative, multi-task, and work both independently and as a part of a team. We are looking for candidates with maintenance experience (3-5 years) in a production/manufacturing environment. Welding, fabrication and electrical knowledge desired. Must be willing be learn sewing machine repair. Computer experience/knowledge preferred. Interested applicants please forward your resume to

Jkelly@simmons.com

610

PLUMBERS WANTED Minimum 4 years

experience in residential & commercial. Must have knowledge of Gas, Water, Sanitary Sewer, Sprinkler System, ability to read blueprints, basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office. Driver’s license is a must. Compensation based on experience. Inquiries to: info@derman associates.com

Logistics/ Transportation

Business Opportunities

NEW DERMATOLOGY PRACTICE Moving back to my hometown! I am a PA-C practicing Dermatologist with over 13 years experience in a one-doctor office. A bright, hardworking, honest, motivated individual interested in partnering with an MD or DO in the Scranton/ Clarks Summit area to provide Exceptional Dermatologic care. CAPITAL AVAILABLE. Please call Sheli Tinkelman MS, PA-C at 248-788-0527

630 Money To Loan “We can erase your bad credit 100% GUARANTEED.” Attorneys for the Federal Trade Commission say they’ve never seen a legitimate credit repair operation. No one can legally remove accurate and timely information from your credit report. It’s a process that starts with you and involves time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Learn about managing credit and debt at ftc. gov/credit. A message from The Times Leader and the FTC.

700 MERCHANDISE 708

542

DAYCARE STAFF NEEDED Experience a must.

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Antiques & Collectibles

VINTAGE DENTIST CHAIR

Grandfather clock, Piano and Stove. 570-817-3191

726

Clothing

BRAS Victoria Secret 34DD new or worn once $5. & 10. 570-825-4186 GOWN. Formal, full length by Jordan New with tags, size 8. Black strapless with rusched top, black/rhinestone beadwork at waist. Matching shawl $75 570-359-3158

732

Exercise Equipment

STAIRMASTER GYM QUALITY. $300. 570-825-4186

EXPANDING TOW COMPANY

Seeking: Class A/Heavy Duty Tow Operator and Experienced Diesel Mechanic. 2nd and 3rd shifts. Call: 570-823-2100 or Email Resume to: atowmanparts@ aol.com

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Other

WEEKENDS ARE MORE FUN! Share your good times with children. FCCY is looking for weekend and full time foster parents. Call 1-800-747-3807 EOE.

557

Project/ Program Management

GENERAL MANAGER

Experienced general manager needed for our Wilkes-Barre branch. Full P&L responsibility, route driving covering eastern PA, warehouse operation, expansion. Visit www.usagain.com Send cover letter and resume to p.jorgensen@ usagain.com

600 FINANCIAL 610

742

Furnaces & Heaters

HEATER natural gas heater $45. 570-825-4186

744

Furniture & Accessories

CHAIRS, (2) Genuine leather, custom made recliners. Taupe color, like new. $550 each. 570-675-5046 COFFEE & END TABLE, white stone & glass $100. Tan sofa $175. 570-825-4186 DEN FURNITURE Wood/cloth. Regular size sofa, chair and ottoman. Coffee table, 2 end tables. Excellent condition. $325 for all. 570-675-5046

Property in Freeland looking full time maintenance. Must have 5 years experience, including plumbing & electrical. Fax resume to 845-694-5216 or 570-636-2195

Machinery & Equipment

DINING ROOM SET Moving Sale. Must Sell Immediately! 9 piece dining room set, dark wood. Table, leaf, 4 chairs & 2 captains chairs. 2 piece lighted hutch. 2 years old, paid $2,500, $600, OBO. 570-687-5335

SNOW BLOWER. Craftsman. 12 HP, 32” dual stage. Electric start. Track Drive. $525. 570-675-5046

758 Miscellaneous BOOKS hardcover & paperback, various Authors, 2 Boxes $20. a box. Bread Machine, like new $20. Sleeping bags,4 of them for $60, like new. 4 shelf corner unit $ 2 0 C a l c u l a t o r, Texas Instrument. New, 83 plus $40 Desk, corner, black, like new. $25 Flag, Nascar Earnhardt, $15, Level, swivel laser with adjustable base, $10. 570-474-6028 DVD 100 blank dvds $18. Anti-virus software $10. Fax/copier/printer unit $75. New portable short wave radio $10. 100 pack blank CD $20. Brand new MP3 player $20. Penn State carmats $10. Digital camera $10. 56k modem $5. Photo printer paper $5. 570-825-3096

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906 Homes for Sale EXETER

PAWS TO CONSIDER.... ENHANCE YOUR PET CLASSIFIED AD ONLINE Call 829-7130 Place your pet ad and provide us your email address This will create a seller account online and login information will be emailed to you from gadzoo.com “The World of Pets Unleashed” You can then use your account to enhance your online ad. Post up to 6 captioned photos of your pet Expand your text to include more information, include your contact information such as e-mail, address phone number and or website.

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS Male/Females. First shots, black/tan. American Kennel Club. Parents on site. $500 neg. 570-952-1276

570-301-3602

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900 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

$POT,

906 Homes for Sale

TEMPURPEDIC MATTRESS & FOUNDATION. New in original wrapper with original price tags. Tempur Cloud model. Double bed. Must Sell. Paid $1849, SELL $999 OBO. Will deliver within 100 miles. 570-696-1410. carolsab2@gmail.com

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ON THE

Free Anytime Pickup 570-301-3602

VACUUM CLEANERS (3) $20. each. 570-825-4186

762

Musical Instruments

PIANO. Upright. Primrose by Shomer. 70G9#PFT. Excellent condition. Includes bench. $200 570-675-6911

776 Sporting Goods BICYCLE

MURRAY “DAZZLER” 20” girl’s. Powder

blue with pink trim accents & wheels, white tires. Front & rear brakes plus coaster foot brake. Good condition $40. 570-814-9574

KNIFE & GUN SHOW Nov 17-18 Jim Thorpe, PA Memorial Hall 101 E.10th Sat 9-4 Sun 9-3 www.comtgt.info

780

Televisions/ Accessories

remote. $25. Call 814-9574

784

Tools

PLASMA CUTTER/WELDER. 3 in 1 unit. New, never used, $425. THERMOSTAT, Honeywell programmable. Compatible with heat or central air. New $20 570-759-1106 SNOWBLOWERS (2) 1 10hp Craftsman $400. (1) 5hp Snapper $250. 570-825-4186

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, Raymour & Flanigan. Cherry. Top section features wraparound doors for easy TV viewing. Top holds 2 components, bottom holds 4 components, 2 side drawers. 6.75 ft. H x 3.5 ft. W x 1.75 ft. D. $800, neg. make an offer 570-655-5951

1930-1970’s Guitars, Microphones Radio/Amplifier Tubes and Theater Sound Equipment. Call Don Sugar Loaf NY. 715-377-2558

CA$H PAID

Business Opportunities

LEARN TO OPERATE A MINI-OFFICE OUTLET FROM HOME Free online training, flex hours, great income potential! www.123IAmFree .com

Dogs

$1,200. 570-751-3420

DINING ROOM SET, oak table with two leaves, 4 chairs & 1 armchair, lighted hutch, 2 piece. $300, OBO. 570-333-4592

* NELSON * * FURNITURE * * WAREHOUSE * Recliners from $299 Lift Chairs from $699 New and Used Living Room Dinettes, Bedroom 210 Division St Kingston Call 570-288-3607

815

GENERATOR Honda EB 5000X,

TVcolor 19” TV SYLVANIA with

FURNISH FOR LESS

Maintenance Supervisor

754

800 PETS & ANIMALS 810

Cats

KITTENS, FREE, some black and some black & white. 570-693-3814 after 3pm.

DURYEA

76 Main St. $69,900 Newly remodeled two bedroom home. Kitchen is very nice with granite counters and tile floor, bathroom is modern with tub surround, tile floor and granite vanity. New vinyl windows throughout. Off street parking for 2 cars. MLS #12-3966 For more information and photos visit www. atlasrealtyinc.com. Call Charlie 570-829-6200

570-829-6200

EXETER

$115,000

527 Clover Court Wildflower Village Well maintained 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse in a great community! Gas heat/central air, paved parking for two vehicles, rear deck, wood flooring, full basement. WA school district. Washer, dryer, stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher included. Brand New hot water heater.

ONLY ONE OWNER. A Must See!

362 Susquehanna Avenue Completely remodeled, spectacular, 2 story Victorian home, with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, new rear deck, full front porch, tiled baths & kitchen, granite countertops. All cherry hardwood floors throughout, all new stainless steel appliances & lighting. New oil furnace, washer/dryer in first floor bath. Great neighborhood, nice yard. $174,900 (30 year loan, $8,750 down, $887/month, 30 years @ 4.5%) NOT IN FLOOD 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-899-8877 570-654-1490

EXETER

Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom home in mint meticulous condition, with 2 full baths, and a 2 car garage, hardwood floors, tile floors, exterior composite wood deck, fully finished lower level family room, large closets, upgraded kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, gas heat, excellent neighborhood. $174,900 Bob Stackhouse 654-1490

JENKINS TWP. $34,900

20 OLD MILL RD For Sale By Owner Beautiful Custom Built. Minutes from I-81 Turnpike & Casino. Move In Condition! 3 to 4 bedroom Tri-level, Master bath, 2 full baths & 1 powder room, central vacuum system. Living & dining rooms, family room with fireplace. Gas heat, central air, large basement, deck, three car garage & 2nd large lot included..... $395,000 570-237-0101

912 Lots & Acreage

LAFLIN $389,900 OPEN HOUSE SUN. NOV., 18 12-2PM

LAFLIN $32,900 Lot#9 Pinewood Dr

10 Fairfield Drive Exceptional & spacious custom built cedar home with open floor plan and all of the amenities situated on 2 lots in picturesque setting. Create memories in this 5 bedroom, 4 bath home with 18’ ceiling in living room, gas fireplace, granite kitchen, large 2 story foyer, huge finished lower level for entertaining with bar/full kitchen & wine cellar. Inground pool and hot tub. Directions: Rt 315 to Laflin Rd., right onto Oakwood Dr., right onto Fordham Rd, left onto Fairfield Dr., home is on the right. www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-4063 Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

PITTSTON

35 STARK ST

Completely Remodeled 3 bedroom. Home in a great neighborhood. Includes refinished hardwood and new tile floors, new bathroom and kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Gas heat, nice yard and porches. $74,900 Call (570)654-1490

PITTSTON TWP. $175,000

151 E. Saylor Ave. Calling all handymen! This one is for you! Fixer upper with great potential in quiet neighborhood. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath with off street parking and nice yard. Directions: Rt 315, at light turn onto Laflin Rd to bottom of hill. Turn right onto E. Saylor. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 12-3672 Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

LAFLIN $129,900

111 Laflin Road Nice 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath Split Level home with hardwood floors, 1 car garage, large yard and covered patio in very convenient location. Great curb appeal and plenty of off street parking. Rt. 315 to light @ Laflin Rd. Turn west onto Laflin Rd. Home is on left. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-2852 Keri Best 570-885-5082

110 Front St. Great price and great location. This well-maintained 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths bilevel home is in move in condition. Spacious eat-in kitchen with custom cabinets, tile floor and counters. Unique lower level family room with wood burning fireplace, office space. laundry/bath combo. Plenty of storage including an 8X6 cedar closet. Outdoor space has covered patio, columned carport and well manicured partially fenced yard. Detached large garage. For more info & photos, go to www.atlasrealtyinc.com MLS# 12-2053 Call Angie at 570-885-4896 Terry at 570-885-3041

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WILKES-BARRE $99,900

NANTICOKE

1472 S. Hanover St. Well maintained bilevel. This home features 2 bedrooms, 1 3/4 baths, recreation room with propane stove. Walk out to a 3 season porch. Professionally landscaped yard. 1 car garage, storage shed, new appliances, ceiling fans. Close to LCCC. $153,900. Call 570-735-7594

Very nicely updated & maintained 2 story home, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 4season sunroom with huge backyard & deck. Newer carpeting, off street parking & security system. ONE YEAR HOME WARRANTY. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-2886 Keri Best 570-885-5082

YATESVILLE 603 Willow Crest Dr

TOWNHOUSE

Just reduced by owner, $174,000. Move in condition. 2 bedroom, 2 bath upstairs, downstairs, powder room/shower, large sunroom/ Franklin stove. Wrap around deck. Partially finished basement. MUST SEE! 570-235-1553

Build your new home in a great neighborhood. Convenient location near highways, airport, casino and shopping

156 X 110 X 150 X 45 DIRECTIONS Rt 315

to laflin Rd; make left off Laflin Rd onto Pinewood Dr. Lot is on corner of Pinewood Dr. and Hickorywood Dr. MLS 11-3411 atlas realtyinc.com Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

915 Manufactured Homes

DALLAS

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, off-street parking, 14’ x 70’, with shingled roof. $5,000 (570)310-1273

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941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

PITTSTON TWP

2 bedroom. Clean. Needs no work. Remodeled throughout. $16,000. Owner Financing. 570-471-7175 or 610-767-9456

938

Apartments/ Furnished

AVOCA 2 bedroom, off street parking, washer/dryer hookup, electric heat. No Pets. $650 per/ month + utilities. 570-299-0039

WILKES-BARRE 1

ŠShort or long term ŠExcellent Neighborhood ŠPrivate Tenant Parking Š$750 includes all utilities. No pets. 570-822-9697

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

HANOVER TOWNSHIP

1 bedroom, private rear entrance, off street parking, appliances, gas, water, hot water and sewer included pets considered $425 per/ month + 1 month security. Call 1-570-606-7884 after 9am before 9pm & call 1-570256-7837 before 9am and after 9pm

HARVEYS LAKE

FORTY FORT

AVAILABLE 1-2 BEDROOMS

RENOVATED

America Realty Rentals RENOVATED 1-2 BEDROOMS TO PERFECTION. 1 BEDROOM STARTS AT $500 + UTILITIES. 2 BEDROOMS $750. & UP PLUS UTILITIES. All new maple kitchens, appliances, some carports, fireplaces, porches, etc. EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION REQUIRED, NO PETS/NO SMOKING/ 2 YEAR SAME RENT. MANAGED. 570-288-1422

276 Bennett St. 2nd floor, large, 2 bedroom, large living room, den, dining room, tiled bath, kitchen with stove and refrigerator, washer and dryer hook up, mini blinds and ceiling fans, off street parking. Water and sewer included. $650 plus utilities and security, no pets or smoking. References. Call 570-288-7309 Leave Message

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MINERS MILLS

2 Story, 4 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, washer/dryer hookup, 3 season room, carport. $650 + utilities. 570-881-7372

MOUNTAIN TOP WOODBRYN 1 & 2 Bedroom.

No pets. Rents based on income start at $405 & $440. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. 570474-5010 TTY711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

NANTICOKE

Hanover Section Nice 2 floor, 2 bedroom apartment. Off-street parking. Wall to wall, oil heat. $420 month, security & references. No pets! 570-868-7020 or 570-678-5455

PARSONS

2nd floor, 2 bedrooms, washer, dryer, fridge, stove & heat included. $685/month + security. No pets. 570-332-9355

PITTSTON

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2 bedroom apt. 2nd floor, stove & refrigerator, off street parking. Water, sewer & garbage included. Non smokers & no pets. $550/month. 570-655-2567

506 Administrative/ Clerical

506 Administrative/ Clerical

2 bedroom, 1 bath, eat-in kitchen, washer/dryer hookup, off street parking. $600 + gas heat.

570-606-7917

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

PITTSTON

LUZERNE

FULLY FURNISHED BEDROOM

70 McLean Street

If interested call 570-655-0806 LAFLIN

906 Homes for Sale

2nd floor, large and modern. 2 bedrooms, living room, computer room, laundry room with washer & dryer. Full bath, kitchen with stove, fridge and dish washer. Fresh paint and carpet. Water and trash incl. No smokers, no pets. $550/mo plus security. 570-881-9789 after 6PM

PITTSTON

Remodeled single home. 3 bedrooms. Gas heat. No Pets. $695/month & 1st month, & security deposit. Credit Check Required. 570-479-0302

PITTSTON/JENKINS TOWNSHIP 3 1/2 bedrooms,

2 full baths, large living room, dining room, kitchen, stove, washer/dryer hookup. Off street parking. Spacious with heat and water included. $780/mo., security, credit check & references. AVAILABLE NOW! Pets Okay 917-753-8192

PLAINS

Stylish, professionally painted and cleaned 1st floor, 2 bedroom apartment, kitchen with snack bar and appliances, modern bath, washer dryer hookup and storage area in basement. Off street parking. $550/month + utilities. Security, lease, references, sorry no smoking or pets. 570-824-9507

SCRANTON

Green Ridge Area 2nd floor, 3 bedroom, living room kitchen, bath & laundry. New carpet, fresh paint. No pets. Modern, nice, clean. $600, includes sewer. No pets. 570-344-3608 or 973-541-0686

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425 West 8th Street 2nd floor, 2 bedroom with off street parking, washer/ dryer hook up, stove. No pets. $525/mo + security. Sewer & garbage included, other utilities by tenant. 570-760-0458

506 Administrative/ Clerical

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ParenteBeard, LLC, a dynamic regional independent accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Philadelphia and with offices across Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware, and is seeking an Executive Assistant located in the Wilkes-Barre, PA office. The Executive Assistant will conduct firm-wide responsibilities, including communication, software, and project coordination assistance, to the Vice President of Accounting and Audit, which has firm wide responsibilities. The Executive Assistant will complete, coordinate and be responsible for: managing the calendar, making travel arrangements, prepare and schedule meetings, appointments, office events and projects. Also, the Executive Assistant will prepare and process presentations, reports and documents; prepare and track client and internal proposals; assist with new hires – set up cubical, make office keys, distribute voicemail instructions, order name plates; maintain and process requests for equipment and spot awards. Furthermore, he or she will assist the Regional Office Manager with other duties as assigned. This is an extremely demanding role, which require the ability to multi-task and be proactive within a fast paced, dynamic and growing business environment. This is a unique opportunity with a Professional Services firm; therefore, ParenteBeard is seeking an equally unique person. Our comprehensive flexible benefits plan offers health/dental insurance, disability/life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(K) plan and paid time off and holidays. Job Requirements: The successful candidate will present a professional and positive image; possess excellent verbal, written and telephone communication skills; have proven advanced computer proficiency with office software/technology such as Microsoft Office Suite and Internet/webbased research skills; be able to coordinate multiple projects and details, and work independently to complete assignments as well as work as a team member. The candidate must have excellent interpersonal relationship skills and the ability to relate effectively with others, a proactive orientation; a teachable spirit and passion for continuous learning, and the ability to maintain confidentiality. A Bachelors degree preferred with at least 4 years experience as an Executive Assistant in a fast-paced environment. A valid driver’s license is required.

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One of the largest lots in Wyoming! 2-story, 3BR Traditional w/stained glass windows & foyer. Complete privacy. 12-3795 DEANNA 696-0894 Wyoming Ave. toward W Wyoming - across from cemetery.

Pride of ownership throughout! Beautiful 4BR, 2 bath w/large rooms, loads of closet space, designer ceilings & OSP. 12-3931 MARY M. 714-9274 Wyoming Avenue N to L on Luzerne Avenue, R on Salem, almost to Exeter Avenue.

Well maintained 4BR home. Gas heat, fenced yard, 1st floor laundry, 3 season room, shed, newer roof & windows. 12-3122 NANCY PALUMBO 714-9240 N on Wyoming Ave, R on Philadephia Ave, go 2 blocks then L on 2nd St, L onto North (one way) home on L.

’’Country charm’’ at its best describes this 3BR, 1.5 bath 2-story situated on 1.87 scenic acres w/many updates. New kitchen, breakfast rm, LR w/gas propane stove, DR, HW, office w/electric stove, deck, Gazebo & detached garage. 122813 MARIE 881-0103 Rt 92 to Appletree Road, 5/10 mile on L.

Move-in condition 3BR Townhome. LR/ DR with HW floors, modern kitchen & 1.5 baths, 1 car attached garage. MATT 714-9229 12-3572

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WYOMING SCHOOL DISTRICT - A welcoming 3-4BR home on 1acre. Kitchen w/granite counters, FR w/FP & bright sunroom. Attached 2 car garage plus a 2 car detached garage. BARBARA M. 696-0883 12-2181

Spacious 4BR, 3 bath home w/modern kitchen & baths. Wyoming Area School District. Bonus income from 2BR apartment over garage. Charming Gazebo. Large lot. LESLIE 696-0841 12-4131

Great for summer entertaining! Above ground pool, deck, patio, Koi pond, nightscaping, large modern kitchen, MBR Suite & OSP! MARY M. 714-9274 12-1923

Nice 3BR & 1 bath home in Wyoming Area School District. Low maintenance yard & nice size covered patio. 2 car detached garage. Gas steam heat. ANDY 714-9225 12-4243

End Unit Townhouse - 3BR, 2.5 bath with 1st floor Master Suite, LR & DR with HW floors, kitchen w/granite & stainless steel appliances, rear deck, 2 car garage, gas forced air heat & C/A. ANDY 714-9225 12-4144

Charming Ranch home with 3BRs, fenced yard, HW floors, 2 car garage & stainless steel appliances. NANCY PALUMBO 714-9240 12-3110

Ranch home with 2BRs, gas heat, modern kitchen, deck, large backyard, shed, convenient location. NANCY PALUMBO 714-9240 12-2690

Gorgeous remodeled 4BR, 2 bath home. New granite kitchen & baths, roof, siding, windows, deck, fireplace & more. NANCY PALUMBO 714-9240 12-4162

Stately 3-story home w/spacious rooms & all redone having everything new! 6BRs, deep lot w/ drive-thru garage! LISA 715-9335 12-3833

3BR, 1.5 bath 2 story in very good condition. Fenced yard, large roof, very well kept, oak kitchen. TRACY 696-6674 12-1858

Enjoy low maintenance living in this completely renovated lg home w/3BRs & 2 modern baths. This home boasts a lg LR, lg eat-in kit, sep formal DR, FR & MBR w/lg walk-in closet. Just pack your bags & move right in! JULIO 239-6408 12-3884

Stately 2-story Century home w/4BRs, eat-in kitchen, formal DR, heated sunroom, 1st floor laundry, detached 1 car garage in desirable neighborhood on corner lot. MARIE 881-0103 OR 714-9244 12-3170

Nice 3BR, 1 3/4 bath home on corner lot. LR, DR, & nice size BR’s. Partially finished LL. OSP can be added easily. ANDY 714-9225 12-2439

Need a 5 car garage? Beautiful 3BR, 2 bath home w/gar in great neighborhood. 5 minutes to shopping, PA Turnpike & 81. C/A on 1st flr, new electrical service, plumbing, maybe HW under carpet. JULIO 239-6408 12-3772

Move-in ready! 3BR Split-level with HW floors & plaster walls. Nice location. Close to highways, shopping & schools. DEB ROCCOGRANDI 696-6671 12-3416

Lovely 3BR, 1 bath 2-story home with FR, formal DR & eat-in kitchen area. Large backyard & oversized 1 car garage. TERRY NELSON 714-9248 12-2503

Immaculate 3BR home with deep private lot. Access to drive & large storage room. DEANNA 696-0894 12-3562

Completely remodeled 3BR, 2-story unique w/many lovely features. New gas furnace, new windows, recreation room, dec, 2 car detached garage. 12-4133 MARIE 881-0103 Main Street (North) L on Marcy, 1st house on R.


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Commercial Properties

PITTSTON COOPERS CO-OP

Lease Space Available, Light manufacturing, warehouse, office, includes all utilities with free parking. I will save you money!

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PLYMOUTH

Completely renovated 1 bedroom & dressing room, washer/dryer hookup. Living & dining rooms, eat in kitchen, front & back porches & a yard. $500/mo. + utilities. 1st, last & security. No pets or smoking. (570)779-9647

PLYMOUTH

Shawnee Ave. 3 bedrooms, back yard, basement. $550/month + utilities and sewer. 570-332-5723

PLAINS

ACROSS

FROM SIDE ENTRANCE TO MOHEGAN SUN CASINO High traffic, approximately 900 sq. ft. Convenient location. $1,600. month. Some utilities paid by owner. 570-760-5530

950

Half Doubles

EDWARDSVILLE

3 large bedrooms, large fenced yard, hardwood floors washer/dryer hookup, pets welcome. $625/month + utilities & 1 month security. Call 570-313-5414

KINGSTON

87 W. Union St. 2 bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, bath. W/W carpet, Washer/ Dryer hookup, off street parking, no dogs, no section 8. Security, lease, references. $575/month plus utilities. Call 570-256-3199

NANTICOKE

6 rooms, completely refurbished, wall to wall carpeting, bathroom with shower, full walk-in attic, kitchen stove, finished basement with washer & dryer provided. Gas heat, tenant pays all utilities and garbage, security deposit & references required. No smoking/no pets. A MUST SEE! $600/ month. 570-735-4943 or Cell 570-760-3151 & 570-760-4313

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PITTSTON

109 Lagrange St. 3 bedroom 1 bath. New wood floors, porches, big kitchen with dishwasher, full attic, basement, lots of space! New gas furnace and new windows small yard. Easy on - street parking. Section 8 welcome. $625/per month, plus utilities. Pets okay with additional rent. 570-798-7051

LAKE SILKWORTH

2 bedroom, 1.5 bath single home. Lake view with lake and dock rights. Hardwood and tile. $725/mo plus utilities, security, and 1 year lease. Lake Lehman School District. No Pets or smoking. Call 570-696-3289

PIKES CREEK

SWOYERSVILLE

3 bedroom 2 bath, all appliances. Newly remodeled, security and references. $825 + utilities. 570-287-2343

WEST PITTSTON 3 Bedroom, off street parking, yard, pool, deck, newly remodeled, $750. plus security, pets ok. 570-3573303 after 3.

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3 bedrooms. Lake Lehman School Dist $1,000/month + security. No Pets. Call 570-477-3599

PRINGLE

Out of the Flood Zone. 2 story single. 2 bedrooms, new bathroom, stove, washer/dryer incl. Possible rent to own. No Pets, $500 + utilities. 1 month security + references 570-287-7456 570-852-1857

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BACK MOUNTAIN

SHAVERTOWN Modular on private land. $400/month + utilities. Background check required, Call 570-332-4094

CLARKS SUMMIT

4 bedrooms, 2 baths, all appliances, washer/ dryer hookup, no pets. $1,800/month + utilities & security. Month to month lease. (610)256-5352

DUPONT

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953 Houses for Rent

7 room house with 3 bedrooms, 1 full tile bath. Large kitchen with beautiful oak cabinets, new stove, fridge, carpeting, flooring, draperies & windows. Washer/dryer hook up on 1st floor. Single car detached garage. Large yard. Gas heat. Pets OK, no smoking. $900/ month + utilities & security. Close to airport, I-81 & casino. 570-762-8265

DURYEA Spacious 1 bed-

room renovated house. 1 1/2 baths, partially furnished, open dining & TV rooms with cozy wooden gas fireplace. New refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, mounted micro-wave & new oak cabinets. Brand new gas furnace/water heater. New apartment sized washer/dryer on 1st floor. Brand new draperies, blinds & carpeting. Detached garage with driveway. Partially finished basement. Front & back yards in tranquil neighborhood. Pets welcome. No smoking. $700 + utilities & security. 570-762-8265 EXETER Beautiful magnificent Cape Cod style home. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, finished lower level, 2 car garage with a rear deck area. Master bedroom and bath on first floor, new carpets, recently painted, hardwood & tile floors, granite counters & stainless steel appliances in kitchen. Gas heat. $1500 per/ month. 570-479-6722

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Appliance Service

ECO-FRIENDLY APPLIANCE TECH. 25 Years Experi-

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1024

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Roofing, siding, gutters, insulation, decks, additions, windows, doors, masonry & concrete. Insured & Bonded.

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For all your dancing & listening needs. With over 20 years experience entertaining audiences both young & old in the Greater Pocono Northeast. Specializing in Weddings, Birthday Parties, Anniversaries & Corporate Affairs, Now Booking Holiday Parties Also hosting Karaoke Call DJ Gianni today; you’ll be glad you did. 570-693-0690

KINGSTON HOUSE Great location &

neighborhood. 3 bedrooms 1.5 bath, dishwasher & garbage disposal. 2 car garage. No pets. $1000. per month plus utilities & 1 month security. call 574-7904 leave message. Available Dec. 1st.

KINGSTON

Executive Home Well maintained.

Quaint front porch, hardwood floors, living room, dining room, 4 bedrooms, 2 fireplaces, 2.5 baths, granite kitchen, sun room, basement with plenty of storage, non smoking. $1,600/month, or purchase.

570-472-1110

LEHMAN

4 bedroom, 2 baths, 2 car garage, no pets, references, 1 month security deposit, $1000/ month. 570-675-2608

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