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Park supporters lobby for full funding from C.S. Abington Area Joint Recreation Board, residents in attendance suggested council find different areas from which to cut budget. BY ELIZABETH BAUMEISTER lbaumeister@theabingtonjournal.com

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Creekside Gardens in Tunkhannock features a huge holiday lighting display on its property, 4 Village Lane. Extravagant Christmas lights are a Kukuchka family tradition.

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or nearly 30 years, a large holiday lighting display free to the community at the residence of June and Tom Kukuchka in Tunkhannock was a tradition. “Anything that could hold a Christmas light would have one on it,” their son Kevin Kukuchka, 38, of Tunkhannock, said. “After the first couple years, and a few blown fuses, we figured out just so many

lights we could use. “We always had a lot of fun doing it.” According to Kukuchka, as the children began to grow and move away, the tradition started to fade. “Over the years, unfortunately it started to die down to smaller displays and eventually the house was blocked by the family’s See Holiday, Page 11

Sherri, Tom and Kevin Kukuchka owners of Creekside Gardens, Tunkhannock.

See Park, Page 9

Ex-Ransom secretary pleads guilty said there is no minimum sentence and the maximum sentence is10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine. Scanlon also said Former Ransom Township Secretary-Treasurer Kathy Zie- sentencing should take place linski pleaded guilty Dec. 3 to a within the next 90 days. Investigative audits discovsecond-degree felony count of theft by unlawful taking, accord- ered that Zielinski had spent more than $98,000 of Ransom ing to Lackawanna County Township funds for personal Victims/Witness Coordinator expenses, according to a police Deborah Bott. Lackawanna County Deputy District Attorney Shane Scanlon See Ransom, Page 9

CLARKS SUMMIT- Several Clarks Summit residents and supporters of the Abington Area Joint Recreation Board (AAJRB) attended the Nov. 27 Borough of Clarks Summit Council work session in hopes of discouraging Council from cutting its annual funding of the board almost in half. The Recreation Board was formed in 1972 when, according to its website, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania deeded surplus land to the Borough of Clarks Green, Borough of Clarks Summit, Abington Twp. (now Waverly), Glenburn Twp. and South Abington Twp. Those municipalities then formed the Abington Area Joint Recreation Board to develop and manage recreation for the Abington region. Today, the board continues to manage Hillside Park, formerly known as Abington Area Community Park. It relies on volunteer help, grant money, donations and fundraising, as well as contributions from the aforementioned municipalities to keep the park running. At last month’s Council meeting, Borough Manager Virginia Kehoe announced that the new budget, ready for preliminary review and set for vote Dec. 5, does not call for any tax increases, but is extremely tight and includes funding cuts in various areas such as recreation.

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Santa makes his way through the crowd at the Factoryville Tree Lighting Dec. 1 at Borough Hall to greet Aubrey Carpenter, left, 6, of Factoryville.

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s part of Factoryville’s annual tree lighting ceremony held Dec 3 at the Borough Hall, the Factoryville United Methodist Church hosted a living Nativity and provided guests with free soup and bread. For additional images, see Page 9.


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR REMINDERS The Northeastern Pennsylvania Bridge Building Competition, will be held Feb. 9, 2013 in the Viewmont Mall in Dickson City. The objective of the competition is to provide an educational learning experience for secondary students to apply their understanding of scientific and engineering principles to everyday experiences, in this case bridge structures. Trophies/plaques are awarded to the first (sponsored by CECO Associates in memory of Mr. Angelo Rosati), second, and third place winners in the competition. Certificates of participation and commemorative T-shirts are given to each participant in the regional competition. Trophies are also presented to the schools represented by the respective First, Second, and Third Place winning. Students and teachers interested in more information may contact Donald Kieffer, regional director at dhkieffer@gmail.com or 586.0197. 2012-2013 Abington Heights High School Music Concerts, Music Department Holiday Concert, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.; Concert Band Concert April 16 at 7 p.m. Symphony Orchestra Concert, April 28 at 3 p.m.; Combined Choir Concert, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.; Choir Concert, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Musical, March 14 and 16. HOLIDAY EVENTS

Clarks Summit Fire Co. to host sixth annual Holiday Cookie Walk Dec. 8 The J.W. Hall Memorial Auxiliary to the Clarks Summit Fire Company No. 1 will sponsor its sixth annual Holiday Cookie Walk Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Clarks Summit Fire Station, 321, Bedford St. Previous years’ Holiday Cookie Walks were unique in that up to 82 varieties of cookies were offered, according to organizers. The cost is $8 per pound. For more information, call Karyn at 687.0247. Shown are attendees shopping the colorful cookies at a previous year’s event.

Commuinity Library from 4 - 6 p.m. Experience Diwali, the Festival of Lights, with traditions, stories, dance, song, and flavors of India. Register (deadline Dec. 6): 587.3440. Breakfast with Santa, at The Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Rd, Waverly at 10 a.m. Cost: $8. Info: 586.8191, ext. 5 or waverlycomm.org. Sixth Annual Holiday Cookie Walk, at the Clarks Summit Fire Company, 321 Bedford St. at 10 a.m. Cost: $8 a pound. December 7: Wreathmaking Holiday Workshop, at the with Abby Peck, at The WaDietrich Theater in downtown verly Community House, 1115 Tunkhannock from 11 a.m. North Abington Rd, Waverly 12:30 p.m. For all ages. Cost: from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Cost: $2. free (Sponsored by Ace-RobInfo: 586.8191, ext. 5 or wabins Inc.) Attendees are invited verlycomm.org. to “get into the holiday spirit” Free showing of “Emmet with a morning of cookie decoOtter’s Jug-Band Christmas,” rating, holiday crafts, singing at the Dietrich Theater in and creations by the balloon downtown Tunkhannock, also lady. For all ages. Info: on Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m. and 7 996.1500 for details. p.m. For all ages. Presented in Holiday Market and Bake part by The Jim Henson Lega- Sale, at the Montdale United cy Foundation, Sponsored by Methodist Church, 961 LakeAce-Robbins Inc. Tickets are land Drive, Scott Township first come, first served. Cost: from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free. Info: 996.1500. event will feature craft venChurch Women United of dors, hot food, and homemade Lackawanna County’s Christbaked items for sale. mas Tea, at Trinity Lutheran Commonwealth Hospice of Church, Grove St., Clarks NEPA’s Breakfast with Santa, Summit at 1:30 p.m. Attendees in the McGowan Conference are invited to bring a Christmas Center on the second floor of stocking for the Clarks Summit the Regional Hospital of ScranState Hospital. ton, 746 Jefferson Ave., from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $10; December 8: Diwaili Festiv- children 10 and under are free. al of Lights, at the Abington Info/reservations: 348.7372. Pyrohy/Pierogi for Christmas Eve Holy Supper, at St. Vladimir Parish Center, 428 North Seventh Ave., Scranton, pickup beginning at 2 p.m. Completely made from scratch - all fresh A photo that appeared in the ingredients, not frozen. Cost: Nov. 28 edition about the $7 per dozen. Info: 346.4164. Waverly United Methodist Home “made” for the HoliChurch grocery collection days, at Lackawanna State should have included identifi- Park’s Environmental Learning cation of volunteers as folCenter from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. lows: Kati Valent, Byron The community is invited to Pruett and Sebastian Pruett. stop by and create a homeWe regret the error.

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South State Street, Clarks Summit will offer a festive atmosphere for a Dec. 11 After Hours Business Card Exchange hosted at the Wellness Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. as part of the Abington Business and Professional Association ‘Business in the Mix’ Series. The Wellness Center is located in the upper building of the complex, however, parking will be available at both buildings. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be provided by event co-host Beta Bread. Beverages and soft drinks will be provided by CareGivers America. Reservations are appreciated and can be made to 570.587.9045 or LauraABPA@aol.com by Dec. 7.

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Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau Open House, located at 5405 State Route 6, just west of downtown December 9: Cookies With Tunkhannock at the top of Santa, at Clarion Hotel 300 Meadow Ave, Scranton from 1 Mile Hill, continuing through Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Money raised will be to 4 p.m. Includes an office used to buy Gifts for Kids. There will be live music, crafts, tour, refreshments, raffles and more. Info: raffles, local businesses to 570.836.5431 or purchase holiday gifts from, 800.769.8999. and of course Santa and his favorite snacks to help get December 8: Bird Feeding everyone into the holiday spirBasics, at Endless Mountains it. Photos with Santa will also Nature Center Lodge, locatbe available for a small fee. ed inside Camp Lackawanna Cost: $3 for adults and $2 for children. Info: 499.7690 event- at 1309 Vosburg Road, Tunkhannock, from 1:30 - 3:30 fulmoms@gmail.com. p.m. Joe DeMarco and Rebecca Lesko will share inDecember 12: Abington formation about how and Heights High School Open what to offer wintering birds, House, Our Lady of Peace in order to attract them, and students are invited to particionce the birds are there, how pate in this tour at the Abington Heights High School from to identify them. Free indoor talk includes light refreshnoon – 3 p.m. Activities will include a brief presentation by ments. The program is gear toward adults and older administration, a Q & A sesyouth. Info/directions: sion with ninth grade transfer 836.3835. students and a shadowing experience. Parents are asked to December 9: Compascontact Assistant Principal sionate Friends World Wide Marc Wyandt at Candle Lighting, at the wyandtm@ahsd.org or 585.5332 to confirm participa- Abington Community Library at 7 p.m. Those wishtion in this event. ing to register the names of DAILY EVENTS lost loved ones to be read December 5: Lourdesmont’s aloud during the program are 26th Annual S.O.B.E.R. Party, asked to arrive at 6:30 p.m. Event includes candle lightat the Viewmont Mall Tree ing outdoors and refreshCourt at noon. Includes light refreshments, entertainment by ments indoors. Cost: free. LaSalle Academy Choir of St. December 11: Abington Cecelia, RSVP (deadline Dec. Heights High School Fi3): 702.8360. nancial Aid Night, at the December 6: Meet the Lions High School, 222 Noble Road, Clarks Summit, from Night, at Lackawanna Trail 6:30 - 8 p.m. For Abington High School at 7 p.m. The event will include a community Heights parents of senior students. Bill Burke from pep rally, elementary school faculty vs. high school faculty The University of Scranton and a representative from the game, and the introduction of Financial Aid Office at Maall boys and girls basketball rywood University will preplayers and coaches. Cost: $2 sent information regarding adults, $1 students. Proceeds the financial aid process. will benefit the teams. made holiday tree ornament using all natural materials.

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Leadership Lackawanna, the leadership development affiliate of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, will host a “Mix, Mingle and Jingle” Holiday party at the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton Dec. 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event, which is open to the public, will feature cocktails, gourmet appetizers and live music. New this year, there will be a “Things That

Sparkle” themed silent auction featuring diamond earrings, diamond bracelets and other sparkling items. The cost is $15 for Alumni and Friends Association members and $20 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information, call Karen at 570.342.7711 or visit LeadershipLackawanna.com.

Children’s Advocacy Center plans ‘Tailgate for Kids’ The Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania (CAC/NEPA) will welcome Matt McGloin, some of his teammates and PSU notables and coaches, to the St. Mary’s Center for Tailgate for Kids Dec. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is meet and greet-themed around a familiar football tradition. In addition to meeting with families, McGloin and his fellow teammates will run drills and pass footballs to the children in attendance. The event will feature tailgate themed foods, refreshments, live entertainment, and raffles, including autographed sports memorabilia. Admission is $10 or free for children under age12. A separate evening Cocktail Reception with the hon-

ored guests is also planned for the same day at St. Mary’s Center from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission to the Cocktail Reception is $50 and includes hot hors d’oeuvres, carving stations, open bar, raffles and live music. These events serve as a fundraiser for the CAC/NEPA, a child abuse intervention center that works handin-hand with local law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, medical providers, child advocates, forensic interviewers and trauma therapists to protect and serve children who have experienced physical and sexual abuse throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. For more information, contact the CAC/NEPA at 570.969.7313 or visit cacnepa.org.

Holiday Bureau begins 62nd holiday season of helping families The Christmas Holiday Bureau gives low income families a little extra help for the holiday season. Eligible families receive a gift card to purchase toys, food or clothing. Those wishing to give may send a donation to the Christmas Holiday Bureau, 538 Spruce Street, Scranton, PA, 18503. The Christmas Holiday Bureau is a program of the Voluntary Action Center, a United Way Agency. Shown, from left: Ellen Stevens, Voluntary Action Center; Ken Reinheimer, Christmas Holiday Bureau CoChair; Letha Reinheimer, Christmas Holiday Bureau CoChair and Deb Peterson, Voluntary Action Center.

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Don’t miss a chance to showcase your pet in the January pages of My Edition and share your holiday favorites with the Abington Journal readers. See Page 4.

MY LIBRARY CARD Are you looking for a good book with animals in it, but not sure if you’re in the mood for fiction or non-fiction? Abington Community Library Young Adult Librarian Sandy Longo invites you to bring in your library card and check out one of each with these two picks: “Harry Potter Series” by J. K. Rowling Embark on a magical journey that has captivated many readers of all ages for years. You’ll find owls, rats, and cats: all pets, perhaps not your average domesticated pets, but still pets in the eyes of Harry, Ron and Hermione. “Dogs: The Ultimate Dictionary of Over 1,000 Dog Breeds” by Desmond Morris An illustrated reference book you can take home to decide which dog breed suits you (and your family) best.

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Do you love animals? Want to learn more about pets? Try some of the titles on this book list from Abington Community Library Children’s Librarian Mary Ann McGrath. The following books are recommended for children in third grade and above or younger children to share with an adult or older sibling. “How to Speak Cat” by Sarah Whitehead (juv 636.7) “How to Speak Dog” by Sarah Whitehead (juv 636.8) “Popular Pet Care Series” by Ann Larkin Hansen: “Birds” (juv 636.6), “Dogs” (juv 636.7), “Cats” (juv 636.8) and “Hamsters and Gerbils” (juv 636.9) “Pet Care Series” by Susan Blackaby: “A Bird for You” (juv 636.6), “A Dog for You” (juv 636.7), “A Cat for You” (juv 636.8), “A Guinea Pig for You” (juv 636.9), “A Rabbit for You” (juv 636.9) and “A Fish for You” (juv 639.34) “Getting a Pet, Step by Step” by J. Angelique Johnson (juv 636.7088) “A Visit to the Vet” by Lori Mortensen (juv 636.089)

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Pet doctor, animal friend BY JOAN MEAD-MATSUI Abington Journal Correspondent

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usan J. Colbassani’s first best friend was a German shepherd named King. “When I was four or fiveyears-old, we had moved into a house owned by German people and they had a German shepherd,” said Dr. Colbassani. “When we moved in, Mrs. Sammer warned my mother that her dog, King, was not very social. He was kind of nasty and didn’t like strangers, and to please be careful when the kids are out in the yard. We were there about two weeks and my mother looked out the window, and there I was riding the dog across the yard. He only knew German (language) and I learned how to speak to him in German. He was my best friend.” Dr. Colbassani wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as she could remember. “I’ve always seemed to have an affinity for the animals, especially the ones in the neighborhood that everyone was afraid of,” she said. One of her father’s best friends was a veterinarian named Dr. Harry Kroll. “Whenever our dog had to go to the vet, I always wanted to go with him,” she said. “We would

stay there for a couple of hours and I watched Dr. Kroll do surgeries and see other patients. I was fascinated by it.” She is the chief vet and owner of Hometown Animal Hospital, Olyphant, but before opening her own practice in 1996, she worked for two vets. Known as “Doc” by her staff and many of her patients’ owners, she treats dogs, cats, rabbits and rodents, such as guinea pigs, hamsters and ferrets. “I worked on a couple of pot belly pigs when I was in Florida,” she said. “When I first started in practice, I was the only one in the area that would see animals like a hamster or guinea pig.” She loves working with animals and the challenges the job brings. “Animals are such pure little beings,” she said. “It’s actually heartwarming being around them. Some of them love coming here…they jump on the table and wag their tails looking for cookies…and others head for the door.”

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Susan J. Colbassani, DVM, Chief Veterinarian and owner, Hometown Animal Hospital, Olyphant

MY DREAM JOB Meet Susan J. Colbassani, DVM: Dr. Colbassani is trained in traditional Chinese medicine, and uses acupuncture and herbal medicine to treat many of her patients. “I thought I could do more for the animals,” she said, “So I studied Traditional Chinese Medicine–using acupuncture and herbal medicine–and I found in many cases, it does give you something extra that you could offer when regular medicine is not enough.” Age: 53 Hometown: Born in Scranton; lives in Olyphant Job Title: Chief Vet and Owner of Hometown Animal Hospital, Olyphant Education: Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and received additional training at the Chi Institute for Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Favorite subject in school: Biology Who inspires you in your field? “Dr. Huisheng Xie, my Traditional Chinese Medicine teacher, an amazing person who showed me that there is so much more to medicine.” Favorite animal character of all time: Lambchop What book would want to have with you if you were stranded on the moon? “The Wolf Gift” by Anne Rice Coolest part of your job: “It’s a toss-up between new puppies and kittens and solving a mystery illness to make a pet feel better.” What are some words to describe animals you treat? “Cats: much more personable and intelligent than people give them credit for. Dogs: unconditional love and loyalty. Birds: probably happier if they were free. And pet pigs: very smart and clean.”

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KENTO MATSUI When you hear the word snake, what’s the first thing that goes through your head? Snakes are truly fascinating creatures and often misunderstood. They are thought of as slimy and evil. In reality, they are smooth and soft, and can be very docile. They also keep our planet safe. If there were no snakes, the medical world would suffer drastically. The snake eats mice and rats, which carry deadly diseases and eat crops. Snake venom is used in medicine, possibly treating everything from minor strokes to heart attacks. French scientists believe that Copperhead venom might be useful for fighting breast cancer, and the Malaysian pit viper’s venom may be able to treat strokes. There are two types of snakes: venomous snakes and constrictors. Venomous snakes include the King cobra, Fer-de-lance, Copperhead, and Diamondback rattlesnake. There are also many species of constrictors, such as the Mexican Black King snake, Carpet Python and Anaconda. One of the most stunning snakes in the world is the Brazilian Rainbow Boa. This snake is medium -sized, with a color that ranges from red to deep mahogany brown, and black rings. But the most impressive feature is the glossy rainbow sheen that gives the snake its name. Snakes are stunning reptiles, but should be regarded with caution. Like dogs or cats, each snake has the instincts of a predator. They are powerful and complex creatures. If you ever come in contact with an unfamiliar snake, leave it and back away. Learn to recognize and respect the snake’s space. Snakes are creatures of wonder and should be treated with respect. They are commonly docile, but certain snakes are quite temperamental. Snakes are a diverse and complex species of animals. The snake is a striking animal, strong and valuable to the earth. Respect the snake as an exquisite creature and as a balance in nature.

MY PROJECT By Abington Community Library Children’s Librarian Mary Ann McGrath. Adapted from “The Complete Book of Arts and Crafts,” McGraw-Hill Children’s Publishing, copyright 2000.

What you will need: Two paper plates (one regular or large size, one small size), construction paper scraps, three cotton balls, safety scissors, glue and a black crayon or marker. Instructions: First, ask an adult for help and cut ears, feet, eyes, whiskers and a nose for your rabbit from construction paper. Each ear should be about six inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide at the center. Glue the ears to the front of the small plate and glue the feet, eyes, whiskers and a nose to the back, which will be the rabbit’s face. Then glue

the small plate, face-up, to the back of the large plate, which is the rabbit’s body. Make sure the bottom edges line up. Next, glue three cotton balls to your rabbit for fur: one between the ears, and one on each side of the nose. Last, color on a mouth and any other features you’d like to add with a crayon or marker. Your pet bunny rabbit is now ready to bounce and play. Optional: Make more “bouncing and pouncing” pets by using the same instructions and shapes, but gluing the ears to different spots, as shown.

Snake venom is used in medicine, possibly treating everything from minor strokes to heart attacks. Rachel Ezrin sits with her dog Daphne, a sixyear-old Welsh Corgi

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And the winners are...

November readers were given the opportunity to submit their creations in a mask-making contest.Shown below are winner of the $10 Pizza Hut gift cards, Pariseema Pancholy (ages 9-18) and Paige Adams (ages 1-9) and seven honorable mentions.

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Twins Emma and Joshua Cuck, 5

Q: HOW DO YOU

Winner, Pariseema Pancholy, 13, a seventh grade student at Abington Heights, displays the mask she created.

Paige Adams, 6, a first grade student at Mehoopany Elementary School , made this ’Tiger Princess Mask’ at an art class at the Dietrich Theater.

Riley Calpin with donations she collected for the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter.

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Animal lover, animal saver

Submitted by Emma and Joshua Cuck, 5, Clarks Summit, preschool students at JCC Scranton. To submit a JOKE for future editions, send your joke, your name, age, grade, hometown, school you attend

BY KASEY LYNN Abington Journal Correspondent

Carlie Noble, 10, a fourth grade student at Commonwealth Connections Academy, made ’The Noodle Snorter Mask’ .

Christopher Kovalchick, 6, a first grade student at Roslund Elementary School , created this ’Many Eyes Mask’ .

Katie Johnson, 12, a sixth grade Cyber School student, created this ’Turkey Mask’ .

If you love animals then go out and save them. That seems to be the idea for Wyoming Seminary student, Riley Calpin, 12, who is one animal saver. She has been providing the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, Clarks Summit, with food from her annual food drive for six years. Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in South Abington Township provides a home and care for animals until they are adopted. The local shelter hosts more cats than dogs, according to Calpin, and all animals need food and a loving home. This was the 6th year that Calpin organized a food drive for the shelter. She collects food for the animals at her birthday celebration each year. Calpin, a Waverly resident, became interested in helping animals from the shelter after seeing the conditions of animals and finding out that money can be tight when the shelter has a lot of animals for which to care. Calpin has adopted two

“I enjoy helping the animals because when they’re happy, I’m happy.”

Riley Calpin, 12, Waverly

dogs that were rescues, one of those dogs from the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter. “I enjoy helping the animals because when they’re happy, I’m happy,” said Calpin. Calpin usually hosts the food drive on her birthday, but one year she organized a food drive for the animals around Thanksgiving in the main lobby of her school. She was surprised and pleased at all of the people who were eager to help. Calpin’s friends are also reliable donors and helpers in her annual food drive. Calpin currently has a dog that she loves, Barbie, who is a Dalmatian-Border Collie mix. Her favorite animal is a dog and her favorite dog is a beagle. A rescued beagle was one of her past pets. When Calpin isn’t saving animals, she enjoys drawing, running cross country, acting, basketball, and softball.

MY HOLIDAY Kyle Johnson, 8, a second grade Cyber School student, created this ’Lion Mask’.

‘Decorations,’ by Chloe Mendicino, 6, Our Lady of Peace School , Kindergarten

Mara Adams, 8, a third grade student at Mehoopany Elementary School , made this ’Flower Princess Mask’.

Nicole Howell, age 9, fourth grade student at Mehoopany Elementary , made this Santa mask.

and preferred Tshirt size to: myedition@theabingtonjournal.com. If your joke is selected and appears on the page in an upcoming My Edition, you’ll receive a Swashies gift pack and My Edition Tshirt.

Holiday creative spirit

The Abington Journal will publish holiday-themed drawings in the months of November, December and January. The theme for the drawings is “What I love about the holiday season….” Children in grades one through three may share a drawing of something they enjoy or find meaningful about the holiday season on 8 ½ by11-inch white paper. The deadline to send us your drawings is Friday, Dec. 21by noon. The Abington Journal will print as many drawings as possible received by the deadline. All entries must include the following information on the back: first and last name or artist, age, grade, school and hometown. Please mail or drop off the artwork at our office at 211South State Street, Clarks Summit, PA,18411or email myedition@theabingtonjournal.com.

She also helped start the environmental club at her school and she actively participates in dancing. She takes pointe, jazz and ballet. “When I’m old enough I’d like a part-time job at the shelter. I like helping the animals,” said Calpin.

Tails, snails and scales BY ELIZABETH BAUMEISTER

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Riley Calpin with Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Executive Director Warren Reed

MY PET Whether it flies, swims, slithers, trots, hops or crawls, chances are there’s something special about your pet. So get out your camera and show us what it is by entering the pet photo contest. How to enter: Send us a photo of your pet as an e-mail attachment to myedition@theabingtonjournal.com or drop it off or mail it to The Abington Journal My Edition, 211 South State Street, Clarks Summit, PA 18411 by Dec. 19, 2012. With your entry, please include your pet’s name, your name, age, grade, school and the best way to contact you in case you win. You may also include one written paragraph about what makes your pet special to you. A winning entry will be printed in the next My Edition section of The Abington Journal and the winner will receive a prize. Shown is Tyler Mendicino, 9, 3rd grade student at Our Lady of Peace School, with his dog Miley.

Sean Alfred and Joey Johnson, of Waverly, are like zookeepers in their own home, which is also home to a variety of unusual pets— from a saltwater fish tank full of corals and other exotic-looking underwater creatures, to a skunk. But don’t worry, the skunk doesn’t smell or spray like a wild skunk, because his scent glands were removed when he was a baby. Take a look at these pets and see if they are anything like the ones you or your friends have at home:

Joey Johnson holds his baby red- eyed crocodile skink, which could grow to be about 7 inches long as an adult.

Chuckwalla lizard

Originating in the Indo-Pacific Ocean, the peacock mantis shrimp is a crustacean that gets its name from its shrimp-like body, colorful feather-like tail and manner of folding its front claws under its body like a praying mantis. It eats fish, which it hunts with its sharp claws and can make a loud “popping” noise, sometimes described as a “sonic boom” by hitting its claws off rocks. Sean Alfred said his pet peacock mantis shrimp is like a little “architect,” daily rearranging the rocks that make up its house inside the tank.

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When Sean and Joey purchased Deema the skunk, who is now one-and-a-half years old, from a breeder in Bloomsburg, he was only six weeks old. They said they fed him from a bottle for the first month or so, which helped him form an inseparable bond with his owners. Although he doesn’t have any black fur like most skunks seen in the wild, some of his brothers and sisters do. According to Sean, Deema comes from a domesticated family of skunks that goes back about 100 years.


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Penn East makes financial program free for classrooms

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Shown, from left: Victor Alberigi, Chair of the Clarks Green Health and Safety Committee; Jane Quinn, Principal of Our Lady of Peace School and Keith Williams, President of Clarks Green Council.

C.G. to hold safety fair Clarks Green Borough will sponsor a Winter Health and Safety Event Dec.15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Peace School, 410 North Abington Road. Several medical providers and community organizations will conduct sessions to inform participants about staying safe during the holiday season. Presentations include: health maintenance issues from The Commonwealth Medical College, safe snow shoveling techniques by the Allied Services Physical Therapy Program, blood pressure screenings from the Scran-

ton Cardiovascular clinic and vision screenings by the Northeast Eye Institute. PennDOT representatives will address safe winter driving techniques and winter auto preparation. The Lackawanna County Coordinator of Highway Safety will share safe travel tips. The South Abington Police Department will demonstrate their police dog, and PPL will provide tips to stay safe during a power outage. Santa will have gifts for children aged 12 and younger. For more information, contact the borough office at 586.4446.

Penn East Federal Credit Union has teamed with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to make the program available to local teachers and students, completely free. Banzai is an interactive, online program supplemented by printed workbooks which aligns with state curriculum requirements for personal finance education. In 2010 the Institute for Financial Literacy awarded Banzai the Curriculum of the Year award. Students using the program are exposed to real-life scenarios where they learn to pay bills and balance a budget. Students must learn to manage unexpected expenses such as parking tickets, interest charges and overdraft fees. The educational program also introduces students to auto loans, bank statements, entertainment costs, savings and more. Teachers interested in using the Banzai program can visitpenneast.teachbanzai.com or call 888.8.BANZAI.

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Name: Sherbet Age: 7 years Sex: Spayed female About me: I’m extremely friendly and get along well with other cats. Remember to contact the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter at 586.3700 if your pet is lost or goes astray.

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

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


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Chinchilla elects new fire chief

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The 2012 Canadian Pacific Holiday Train makes its way over the Nicholson Bridge (Tunkhannock Viaduct) Nov. 28.

The 2012 Canadian Pacific Holiday Train makes its way over the Nicholson Bridge (Tunkhannock Viaduct) Nov. 28.

Holiday train travels locally

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The Canadian Pacific Railway’s U.S. Holiday Train made its goodwill journey for food shelves across the United States Nov. 28, departing from the Steamtown National Historic Site for Binghamton, N.Y., crossing the historic Nicholson Bridge (also known as the Tunkhannock Viaduct) on its way. Now in its 14th year of operation, the Holiday Train program, powered by an army of employee volunteers, has raised more than $6.4 million and almost 2.6 million pounds of food donations for local food banks nationally. In 2011, the train helped raise more than 4,000 pounds of food and collected $1,500 in cash donations, in addition to a CP corporate contribution of $1,000 to the United Neighborhood Centers of Northeast Pennsylvania. Each year, thousands of people gather trackside at depots, railroad crossings and other unusual venues along the route to enjoy the arrival of the brightly decorated train lighting up the winter night at Steamtown National Historic Site. The musicians, who ride in vintage private cars at the end of the 14-car train, hop out and climb aboard a boxcar in the middle of the train that opens to reveal a stage where they will perform a live holiday concert and invite visitors to sing along. This year’s entertainers included The Claytones and Canadian BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER Country Music Hall of Famer, Tracey Aimee, Patrick and Owen Miller, 20 months, all of Clarks Summit. Brown.

Clarks Summit man co-chair of C.A.S.U.A.L. Day Peter Danchak, William R. Dewar III, MD and Mary Finan Sewatsky, MD were named co-chairs of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute 10th Annual C.A.S.U.A.L. (Colon cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day.

Danchak, of Clarks Summit, is the regional president of the northeast Pa. region of PNC Bank. He serves as co-chair of the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council of Pre-K Counts in

Pennsylvania. Danchak is also a member of the board of directors for the Cancer Institute. C.A.S.U.A.L. Day, planned for March 21, is a dress down day to raise awareness for colon cancer in Northeastern Pennsylvania. All proceeds

go toward Cancer Institute efforts to raise colorectal cancer awareness and support screenings for low income, un/underinsured individuals. For more information call the Cancer Institute at 1.800.424.6724 or visit www.cancernepa.org.

erhaps the busiest man in South Abington Twp., James Waters got a little bit busier in late September when he was elected fire chief of the Chinchilla Hose Company. The police officer, firefighter and police and fire academy instructor took the reins from predecessor Keith Grierson, who stepped down after accepting a job out of the area. Waters’ term will last for one year, but most chiefs stay for about five or six years, he said. A fourth-generation firefighter, Waters has volunteered with the company for 16 years. He serves the township as a full-time police officer in charge of the K9 program. Prior to being elected chief, Water served as an assistant chief in charge of the emergency medical services side of the department. The fire chief is in charge of a department that is more than 100 members strong. About 40 of the members actively respond to calls. When he’s not fighting fires or on patrol, Waters is likely at Lackawanna College’s police academy or in various counties around the state teaching firefighting techniques. “I’ve been teaching quite a bit for the last six years,” he said. “It’s just a passion and something I love to do.” Waters has continued Grierson’s efforts to digitize the department’s disaster preparedness planning, which in firefighting language is called pre-planning. Waters has carried on Grierson’s mission of taking pre-planning into the 21st century by stockpiling data on township buildings in preparation for a disaster. “We’ve actually gotten some more preplans from

Chinchilla Hose Company Fire Chief James Waters is a fourthgeneration firefighter, who has volunteered with the company for 16 years.

businesses,” he said. “It’s a slow process. There’s a lot of work that goes into it.” The duties of a chief extend beyond fighting fires and administrative work back at the station. Waters is the department’s ambassador to the South Abington community, which is the most populous in the Abingtons. Waters visits schools, nursing homes and businesses to meet with the public. “I kind of took over fire prevention week,” he said, explaining that he spoke at schools in and nursing homes to educate and to introduce himself to township residents. The department responds to about 1,500 calls, and about half are for emergency medical services, Waters said. “I think we average two, almost three a day,” he said. “It usually happens that we go two days without any calls and one day with ten.” The new chief said he will do his best to keep residents safe. “I look forward to serving them as the chief and I want to provide them with the best protection that can possibly be provided,” he said. “I’m basically representing and protecting over 10,000 residents.” Waters lives in South Abington Twp. with his wife and his two children.

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Cookies with Santa set for Clarion Hotel, 300 Meadow Ave, Scranton Dec. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. will raise money for Catholic Social Services toward Gifts for Kids program. The event will be hosted by Eventful Moms, a collaborative venture composed of two NEPA website owners, Jenna Urban of BucktownBargains.com and Kara Zoeller of SavingByDesign.com. Eventful Moms features frugal living, recipes, connecting moms and of course family -friendly events in NEPA. Cookies with Santa brings

NEPA families together to help raise money for Catholic Social Services. Event tickets will be available to purchase ahead of time via Eventbrite and also at the door. Cost is $3 for adults and $2 for children. There will be live music, crafts, raffles, local businesses to purchase holiday gifts from and Santa and his favorite snacks to help get everyone into the holiday spirit. WHEN: This event will be held on December 9, 1pm-4pm. For additional information, contact Jenna Urban at eventfulmoms@gmail.com or 570.4997690.

Tunkhannock to host Christmas celebration BY: KASEY LYNN Abington Journal Correspondent

TUNKHANNOCK- Tunkhannock’s Christmas in Our Hometown will celebration its 11th year. “We have a lot of traditional Christmas elements,” said Nancy Parlo, Tunkhannock Business and Professional Association. Gannon Associates, a regional insurance firm is the presenting sponsor for the Dec. 7 and 8 Christmas in Our Hometown. Some other businesses are sponsoring certain events. “I enjoy seeing the kids’ faces with Santa and Mrs. Claus. When Santa recognizes them and calls their name, their faces light up, it’s great,” said Parlo. Horsedrawn wagon rides, trolley rides, ice sculpture displays, visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, strolling carolers, strolling musicians and living win-

dows and a live nativity scene, complete with live animals are events that everyone in the family can enjoy during Tunkhannock’s Christmas in Our Hometown. Hot apple cider, hot chocolate, cookies and snacks will also be served. There will be sales and other surprises, according to the Tunkhannock Business and Professional Association website. Dietrich Theater will provide events for the celebration. Dietrich theater will feature “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas” at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock Dec.7 and Dec.8 at 5:30 and 7 p.m. The Jim Henson Christmas movie, which shares a tale of a poor otter family that risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas, is for all ages and free. Tickets are first come, first

served. A holiday workshop free for all ages will take place at the Dietrich Dec. 8 from11a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It will provide families with a morning of cookie decorating, holiday crafts, singing and creations by the balloon lady, Silly Sally. A Homemade Christmas Walk at the Dietrich will occur. Fill a container of homemade Christmas cookies while supporting arts and educational programming for children at the Dietrich Theater. Each container is $5. The theater’s final contribution is its Holiday Exhibit in Dietrich’s Galleries, where Dietrich’s Night Before Christmas Exhibit will feature homemade antique toys by Patrick Robinson, Carolyn Northerner’s19th century dolls, a vintage doll house, “What Is Happening in

bration is popular. People really make a day or night of it, they will come in and walk around, stop to have dinner and continue to enjoy it. People do also tend to gather at the live nativity scene, some people will spend the whole night there. People are completely quiet while watching. It’s beautiful,” said Parlo. The Tunkhannock Business ABINGTON JOURNAL FILE PHOTO and Professional Association is Local businesses, including the also hosting a Gingerbread Dietrich Theater light up for Tunk- House contest as well as a hannock’s annual Christmas in Candy Craft contests. All entries Our Hometown celebration. must be submitted to Robinson’s Martial Arts Studio,18 E. Tioga the Barn the Night Before Street Dec. 6 between 4 and Christmas,” green art glass 7:30 pm. or Dec 7 between 3:30 constructions by Steve Colley and 5 p.m. For more information and Carol Brown’s local and historical oil painting including on the contests, visit: www.tunkhannockbusiness.com. a Christmas scene at Tioga and While attending TunkhanBridge Street. nock’s Christmas in Our Home“There is so much going on town celebration, families will that it’s hard to find a crowd be able to enjoy decorated street favorite, so much of the cele-

lamps. Each year, streetlamps are up for adoption by families, businesses or organizations. Each streetlamp costs $40 to adopt and is then decorated with fresh greens, Christmas lights and a red bow. Each streetlamp also contains a gift and a personalized message. “The support and turn out has been fabulous. People throughout the region love it. We get people from Kingston, Clarks Summit, Wilkes -Barre and other surrounding areas. It’s free to all and it’s how we give back to the community,” said Parlo. For more information visit: www.tunkhannockbusiness.com or contact Nancy Parlo from the Tunkhannock Business and Professional Association at 510.4699 or nrparlo@aol.com. For more information on the Dietrich Theater events call 570.996.1500.


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Late Night Food at Stinky’s, 628 Spruce St., Scranton, was inadvertently named by Scranton business owner Rob Ely’s eight-year-old daughter, who said one day after getting a whiff of the strong garlic smell coming from the kitchen, “That chili is so stinky.” Ely said the establishment is also partly named after a fictional restaurant in the television cartoon show “Spongebob Square Pants.” The restaurant’s mascot is a cartoon skunk wearing a gas mask. Although well- known for its chili, the takeout restaurant also offers a diverse menu with a variety of options, from hot dogs to vegetarian dishes. According to Ely, all the food

Late Night Food at Stinky’s, 628 Spruce St., Scranton, is wellknown for its chili, but offers a diverse menu with a variety of options, from hot dogs to vegetarian dishes.

is homemade. Even the chicken, he said, does not come processed, but is cooked in house. The most unique aspect about Stinky’s, however, said Ely, is its hours of operation. They vary, but the business is generally open from 8 or 9

p.m. to 3 a.m. and occasionally in the daytime during special local events. Ely said when he opened it, his aim for the restaurant was to create a “late night spot” like the ones he used to frequent in New York City, his hometown. He said he believes there is a local need for it, because there is nothing else like it open late at night in downtown Scranton. He pointed out additional need arises as a result of the area’s demographics as a “college town,” with several schools nearby. This, he said, is part of the reason his restaurant was chosen as one of the first to try a new electronic ordering system, “Go Paygo.” He said he is still working on getting the system synchronized with his menu, but

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Jane Dakin

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Robert VonBergen, 92, of Clarks Summit, died Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Messiah Village. His wife of 70 years, the former Mildred Martha Morgan, died Aug. 25, 2011. Born July 23, 1920, in Scranton, son of the late William and Margaret Morgan VonBergen, he was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. He honorably served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He served in the air offensive in Europe and received the honors of the European Service Medal as well as the Good Conduct Medal. He received his pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. He had been employed at the Jermyn Drug Store and at Sheeley’s Drug Store, both in Scranton, until his retirement. He was an active member of the Jackson Street Baptist Church, Scranton, for many years and was a founding member of the Parker Hill Community Church, Clarks Summit. He was a member of the Lake Sheridan Cottagers Association, where he spent summers with his family. Surviving are two daughters, Jane Bishop, Mechanicsburg and Anne Phillips and husband, Jack, Waverly; three grandchildren, Christine Catania, Camp Hill; David Catalano and wife, Brooke; and Michael Catalano, Mechanicsburg; four great-grandchildren, Mackenna, Isabella, Mia and Emma; nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Alice VonBergen Walsh and Dorothy VonBergen Kintzer. Memorial contributions may be made to Parker Hill Community Church, 933 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Scranton, PA 18510. To send an online condolence, visit www.jenningscalvey.com.

Jane Dakin, Scranton, died Thursday morning, Nov. 29, at the Golden Living Center in Scranton. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Fredland L. and Elizabeth Williamson Dakin. She was a graduate of Central High School and Skidmore College. Prior to retirement, she was a Personnel Officer at PNC Bank for more than 30 years. Dakin was a longtime member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church having served as Elder and Trustee. She was an avid volunteer with Board memberships in The Audubon Society, Historical Society of Lackawanna County, Anthracite Museum, Skidmore Club of Scranton and WilkesBarre, Century Club and Lackawanna County Family Services. From 19851989, she was a part-time Chaplain at Geisinger Hospital (CMC). For 27 years, she was a Trustee of the Advisory Board of the Penn State Scranton Worthington Campus. She enjoyed bowling, traveling playing bridge and especially golf as a member of Elmhurst Country Club. Surviving are two nieces, Janet Dobson, N. Abington Twp., and Carol Campbell, Annapolis, Md. and a nephew Robert F. Dakin, New Canaan, Conn. and their families. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Dakin and two brothers Fred W. and Robert C. Dakin. Memorial contributions maybe made to Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton, PA 18510. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Online condolences may be sent to www.lawrenceeyoungfuneralhome.com.

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he attended college. Also surviving is a son, EdNovember 29, 2012 ward W. Fialek Jr., of Edison, N.J. He was preceded in death by Edward W. Fialek Sr., of his brother, Donald B. Fialek. Clarks Green, died Thursday Services and interment will afternoon, Nov. 29, at Regional be private at the convenience of Hospital in Scranton. He and the family, by Rev. George J. his wife, Cathy Davies, had Mathews, pastor of the Trinity been together for 31 years. Born in Passaic, N.J., on July Lutheran Church, Clarks Sum27, 1943, he was the son of the mit. Arrangements have been late Edward and Evelyn Willis entrusted to the Lawrence E. Fialek. He was a graduate of Bergen Catholic High School Young Funeral Home, 418 S in Oradell, N.J., and received a State St., Clarks Summit, PA, 18411. To sign the online guestB.S. in Mathematics from book go to www.lawrenFairfield University in Fairceeyoungfuneralhome.com. field, Conn. Before his retirement in July, Ed was employed in the IT Department of Verizon Wireless and worked on the support of their cellular billing system. Prior to that he worked in IT at CBIS, AT&T, Bell Labs, Auxton Computer Enterprises and Lederle Labs. Ed came to Clarks Green in 1994. Previously, he lived mainly in New Jersey, and spent his summers at his parents’ home and hotel in Wildwood Crest, N.J., where he worked as a lifeguard while

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Iva Richards November 30, 2012

Iva Richards, 93, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Clarks Summit, died Friday morning, Nov. 30, at Tidewell Hospice House in Bradenton. She was the widow of Ralph “Russ” Richards, who died in 2004. The couple was married for 64 years. Daughter of the late Maurice and Lydia Davis Thompson, she was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, where she worked in the church’s thrift store. Before moving to Florida in 1962, she was a member of the former Schultzville United Methodist Church, where she served as the organist for many years. She is survived by two daughters, Iva Heise and husband, Paul, Hughesville

and Carolyn Green, Bradenton; two sisters, Florence Jamison, Clarks Summit and Margaret Glenwright, Tioga; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Warren and Willard Thompson, and a sister Hilda Anamet. The funeral will be Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit, with interment to follow in the Newton Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, 1 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Tidewell House Hospice Center, 3355 26th St., West, Bradenton, FL 34205.

OLP students win awards Grace Farrell, Elizabeth Gumula and Shea Quinn,members of the Varsity Forensics team placed in this year’s competition.

Coached by 6th grade teacher, Carol Orr, Our Lady of Peace School participated in the Regional Diocesan Forensic Competition, this year held at Wyoming Area Catholic School. Winners of the Regional Diocesan Forensic Final Competition are Grace Farrell, Elizabeth Gumula and Shea Quinn. All three of OLP Varsity team members placed in this year’s competition.

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Abington Heights High School Interact Club members Tara Hambrose, left, and Meredith Westington, lugging waste out of a home in the Rockaways Nov. 25.

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the background, which was from Dallas, Texas, was in the neighborhood removing cars that had been flooded by the Hurricane Sandy storm surge. Few businesses in this community have reopened since the storm which means food is in short supply there. Local officials expect that many Rockaway businesses will not reopen.

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ABOVE: Board Members and trustees. Front row, from left: Pat Staples, Kathleen Nelson, Patti Thomas, Vice-President Diane Hepford Lenahan, Michele Hughes, Adriane Heine and Louis Houck. Back row: Chris Kelly, President Jeff Haudenschield and John Walker.

Supporters of the Waverly Community House had an opportunity to enjoy an evening of holiday cheer at the Annual Sustainers’ Holiday Dance held Dec. 1 at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. Cyndy Schoenberg and Amy Kazmierski chaired the event, which drew more than 175, included dinner catered by Epicurean Delight and music by The Poets. Val Calpin, Waverly, designed the centerpieces that overflowed with holiday spirit. Committee members were Nancy Brown, Calpin, Margi Cowley, Alexis Lounsbery, Alicia Stanton, Katie Sunday, Peggy Voyce, Carla Williams, Joyce Tressler and friends. AT LEFT: Karen Reid and Paul Horger

ABOVE: Jim and Maria Wilson Doug Heine, Adriane Heine, Kelly Martin, Deb Marchetta, Mary Ellen Newell, Harold Newell and Drew Marchetta.

Shown are Cyndy Schoenberg and Amy Kazmierski, dinner dance co-chairs; Maria Wilson, Waverly Community House director and Carla Williams, committee member who worked with The Epicurean Delight on the catering.

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0.3 percent of the borough’s budget, “hardly enough to save Clarks Summit, a town, but enough to make a statement Continued from Page 1 against the park and against the According to Recreation quality of life for people in the Board President Bill Risse, however, the borough’s funding community.” Risse presented to Council of the board is not simply a voluntary donation, but a man- handouts illustrating a breakdown of the Recreation Board’s datory contribution agreed upon in 1972 through a signed 2012 sources of income and document which states, “Each where that money was spent, as of the Participating Municipal- well as some recent survey results and other facts about the ities shall share all expenses, make all contributions, partici- Recreation Board and the park. Referring to a colored diagram pate in income and hold an undivided share of all property outlining the operating and and assets in a proportion that administrative budget, he questioned how the park will conis the average, rounded to two tinue to operate, should the decimal places, of (a) its percentage of the total population Borough cut its funding in half. “Let’s see,” he said, “if I were of all Participating Municipalgoing to cut this budget in half, ities...” would I not pay the insurance? At the work session, resiWould I forego an audit? I dents in attendance suggested don’t know. That’s kind of council instead find different tough. How about, would I not areas from which to cut fundput toilet paper in the bathing or look for other ways to raise the funds. Many even said rooms? Should we not cut the grass? Should we not collect they would not mind an increase in taxes in order to fund the garbage? Should we not fix things that break? That’s what the park. this budget does. This is bare Diane Vietz, of Clarks Green, thanked the Council for bones—the maintenance, the its ongoing support of the park operation. Do we provide drinking water? Do we let kids over the past 40 years, and wash their hands before they spoke of its benefits, stating, “Parks are a need, not a want.” eat a hot dog? You tell me...you cut that in half, and what do She pointed out the amount you have left? You don’t have a Council is looking to cut is about 50 percent of the Recre- park.” Council members assured ation Board’s budget, but only

ABOVE: David Renjilian, Kelly Sweeney and Vince Maletta AT LEFT: Michele Boland, Michael Sunday and Susan Gershey

Risse and the other park supporters in attendance that they agree about the importance of the park and intend to work through the budget issues. Council President Gerrie Carey said she would like council to set up a time to meet with the board members to “brainstorm” and “go over the nuts and bolts.” They then set up a time for the beginning of the week, in hopes of resolving the issue before the budget comes to a vote at the upcoming Dec. 5 meeting. In other business, Clarks Summit Resident Sarah Dawgert spoke to Council regarding an idea for a small children’s park to be built downtown. She said she believes a park would encourage parents of small children to visit and shop, increasing business revenue. Carey suggested Dawgert form a committee to brainstorm with Council about where such a park could be built and how to fund it. Other items discussed at the work session included: the opening of the TAN bids; ordinances 2012-13 through 17 and resolution 2012-4, to be voted on at the Dec. meeting; the Abington Area Assisted Living sewer pass-through request; and the need to send out another letter to surrounding municipalities about the possibility of a police force consolidation.

Dunkin’ donates Through a regional “Miracle for Munchkins®” in-store fundraiser, Dunkin’ Donuts of Northeastern Pennsylvania announced it has raised and donated $10,500 to support Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger. On October 31, over 50 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the region offered a free medium hot chocolate to customers who made a donation of $1 or more to support Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger. The funds raised by this event will help provide pediatric equipment, programs and services at the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital and the Geisinger Health System. This donation aligns with The Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation’s mission to serve the basic needs of our communities through food for the hungry, safety and children’s health.

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affidavit. According to the Pennsylvania State Police, during a regular yearly audit, it was discovered that 46 of Zielinski’s residential electric bills, in the amount of $8,909.58, had been intermingled with the township bills and paid with township funds. A Bank of America township credit card had also been issued to Zielinski to facilitate township business. A Ransom Township Forensic Accounting Investigation Report prepared by Marx Accounting and Forensic Services for the period Jan. 1, 2007 through March 17, 2012, lists a “summary of questionable credit card charges and checks,” amounting to $99,228.24, stating in the conclusion that Zielinski “should be held accountable” for the entire amount.

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Factoryville residents and visitors gather outside Borough Hall Dec. 1 after the lighting of the tree.

Holiday spirit lights Factoryville

ABOVE: From left: Pearl Rivera, Emily Hinkley and Madisyn Wilson work on a Christmas tree craft at the Factoryville Tree Lighting event at Borough Hall Dec. 1.

Factoryville residents and visitors attended the Tree Lighting at the Factoryville Borough Hall Building Dec. 1, where children of all ages made Christmas crafts, were treated to snacks, visited with Santa and participated in other holiday activities. GRAPHIC COURTESY BILL RISSE

A colored diagram outlines the operating and administrative budget of the Abington Area Joint Recreation Board.

James Zieger, 2, assisted by his mother Abigail Zieger, makes a Christmas tree craft at the Factoryville Tree Lighting event at Borough Hall Dec. 1.


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Visual Arts/ Performing Arts B&B Art Gallery Exhhibit, through the end of December, at 222 Northern Blvd, S Abington Twp. Featuring all types of artwork created by Northeastern Pennsylvania Artists, including featured artist Joe Kluck and Maureen Van Nostrand, Rita Eddy, Chris Lathrop, Jan Winemiller, Paul Kaulfers, Lesli Van Zanderbergen and Kirk Van Zanderbergen. Gallery Hours: MondayFriday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 - 5 p.m. Info: bnbartgallery.com or 585.2525. Actors Circle presents: A staged reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Dec 6, 7, 8, 9, at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Showtimes are Thurs, Fri and Sat at 8 p.m. and Sun at 2 p.m. Cost: $8 General and Seniors and $6 for Students. Reservations: 342.9707. AFA Winter Members Exhibition, Dec. 6 - 28 at the AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. An opening reception will be held on First Friday, Dec. 7 from 6 - 9 p.m. Scranton Civic Ballet Company presents: “The Nutcracker,” Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at Scranton Cultural Center. Artistic Director: Helen Gaus. Tickets (free): 344.1111 or 1.800.745.3000. Wally Gordon Community Chorus Christmas Concert, Dec. 8 at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, Morgan Hwy. at 7 p.m. The theme of the concert is “joy.” Cost: Free.

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Wreath making with Abby Peck, Dec. 7 at The Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Rd, Waverly from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Cost: $2. Info: 586.8191, ext. 5 or waverlycomm.org. Holiday Workshop, Dec. 8 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. For all ages. Cost: free Info: 996.1500 for details.

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ventgoers at an upcoming walls, rather than exhibit are likely to come waiting until the show’s home with pieces of art to conclusion at the end of wrap and cross off their holiday the month. One local artist participagift list. New Visions Studio and Gal- ting in the event for the seclery, 201 Vine Street, Scranton, ond year is Emily Taylor, 22, of Moosic. She will display and will hold its second annual sell coral-themed ceramic ves“Give the Gift of Art” holiday art sale Dec. 7 through 24, with sels and ornaments. Taylor, a Keystone Colan opening receplege student, said she tion Dec. 7 from 6 believes the best feature to 10 p.m. The exof the show is “that evhibit will be open erything is reasonably Tuesdays through priced, so…a lot of peoSundays and ple will be able to go Christmas Eve from home with something.” 12 to 6 p.m. and According to Boisseau, later during classes all of the art for sale is and special events. priced at $50 and under. According to Taylor added another Melanie Boisseau, gallery spokesper- ‘Dog’ by Beth Tyrrell plus to the event is the variety of work from the son, the exhibit and various contributing artists. sale will offer “pretty much “I decided to [participate] anything you can think of ” in again this year because New the category of art: drawings, Visions is a great gallery paintings, jewelry, ornaments, and it is a good way to get cards, pottery, gift wraps and more. She said what makes the my work out there and seen event different from similar art by people, and any opporsales is that customers are able tunity to do that is helpful.” Boisseau echoed these to bring their purchased items home immediately, even taking thoughts, saying the gallery art right off the exists to “support the local artists.” Other participating artists include: Casey Heyen, Sara Luciano, Michelle Wheeler, Allison LaRussa, Gina D’Angelo, Emily Smith, Melanie Rosato, Christine Altmiller, Tina Sherwood, Amy Wyman, Ryan Tykosh, Lyndsey Hughes, Beth Tyrrell, Pat

Dietrich Theater Erica Rogler

Stocking by Gina Dangelo

Weibel, Corrie Grant, Sean Costello, Erica Simon, Timmy Walsh, Sara Snodgrass, Michael Swanson, Gerry Stankiewicz and Paul Van Atta. Admission to the opening reception, which is held in conjunction with First Friday, Scranton, is free, and will include holiday treats, drinks and live modern Christmas music performed by local musician Dom Fortese.

Mug by Tina Sherwood

Camera for a Cure to participate Timmy Walsh, creator of TRW Art and fundraising effort Camera For A Cure, will be participating in this year’s “Give the Gift of Art This Holiday Season” at the New Visions Studio and Gallery, 201 Vine Street, Scranton. Opening reception will be held during First Friday

Scranton Dec. 7, and photos will be on display through Dec. 24. This is a cash and carry sale held throughout the holiday season. Camera For A Cure is a nonprofit fundraiser started by Timmy Walsh, then 6. Walsh takes photographs and sells them

with all proceeds going to the Lung Cancer Alliance. Now, at age 10, he continues to raise funds for cancer research along with other diseases and causes. TRW Art is a personal endeavor of Walsh. He is an Olyphant resident and a student at Wyoming Seminary Lower School.

For more information on Timmy Walsh Camera For A Cure, visit www.cameraforacure.com. For more information on the Lung Cancer Alliance, visit www.lungcanceralliance.org.

Hobby inspired by trip for groceries BY JOAN MEAD-MATSUI Abington Journal Correspondent

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oanne Hemmings first became interested in beading while standing in line at a grocery store. She noticed waves of sparkling beads on a woman’s arm. Hemmings said, “…My attention was caught by a bracelet a woman in front of me was wearing. It was made of extremely tiny beads with a pattern to it that appeared to be of ocean waves. When she moved her arm the different ABINGTON JOURNAL/JOAN MEAD-MATSUI finishes on the beads sparkled in differJoanne Hemmings, Ransom Township, will be the featured artist at the upcoming Clarks ent ways and made the waves appears to Summit Second Friday Art Walk Dec. 14. Eventgoers will find bracelets, necklaces and be moving.” The woman told Hemearrings she designed at Cloe & Company, 410 South State Street, Clarks Summit. mings she had “made it herself,” and

Hemmings, who was captivated by the dazzling bracelet, responded to the woman with the questions, “What’s it called and how can I learn to do it? “I scribbled furiously when she informed me it had been woven on a loom and gave the name of the author of the book and pattern she’d used, the type of loom I needed and where to buy supplies on the Internet,” said Hemmings, 78, Ransom Township. “Two weeks later my supplies came and I realized I didn’t have a clue where to start with them. A trip to the local bead store wasn���t a lot of help. The ownSee Hobby, Page 11

What year did "Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas" come out?

I always think of Christmas in Our Hometown as the official kickoff of the holidays in Tunkhannock. The town could not be more festive with carolers, ice sculptures and wagon rides. It looks just like a postcard. Plus our shops are just stocked with great gift giving ideas. As part of the celebration, the Dietrich will be showing Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas on Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Admission to this Jim Henson movie is free thanks to Ace-Robbins Heating Oil and Propane and the Jim Henson Legacy Foundation. Tickets will be first come, first served, and it’s a movie that the entire family can enjoy! We will also be hosting our annual Holiday Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All ages are invited to join in the fun for cookie decorating, holiday crafts, singing and balloon creations by Silly Sally. This workshop is free and is sponsored by Ace-Robbins. During Christmas in Our Hometown, the theater will also be presenting its second annual Homemade Christmas Cookie Walk. Here is how it works. You will go though the walk and fill up a container of delicious Christmas confections for only $5. Not only will you be getting sweat treats but you will also be supporting cultural and educational programming for children at the Dietrich, which I think makes all of the cookies guilt-free! Then on Tuesday, Dec. 18, we will go back to Bedford Falls for our free showings of “It’s A Wonderful Life.” We just love seeing families and friends come to the Dietrich on this special day. Some folks come every year and make it part of their holiday tradition. There will be three show times this year at 2 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Admission is free and so is the popcorn and soda. Seating is first come, first served. “It’s A Wonderful Life” is also sponsored by Ace-Robbins. Now, if you are looking for activities for kids over Christmas break, the Dietrich will be offering Holiday Camp on Thursday, Dec. 27 and Friday, Dec. See Dietrich, Page 12

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ers had never done looming and didn’t know anyone who did. But it seemed to be similar to a beading stitch that they did know called Peyote. A deal was made. If I could figure out how to do the looming and be willing to teach a class in their store they would teach me Peyote in return.” Three-thousand beads, three times redone due to mistakes and three months later, her bracelet was finished, giving her a feeling of accomplishment and pride. She said, “I still have that bracelet and every time I see it I smile at the remembered feeling of accomplishment and pride I felt on completion. And yes, I did teach it and I did learn Peyote, which looks similar to looming, but is woven beading done without a loom.” Hemmings, who got her start in jewelry making approximately 20 years ago, has been a crafter for most of her life and will be the featured artist at the upcoming Clarks Summit Second Friday Art Walk Dec.14. Eventgoers will find bracelets, necklaces and earrings she designed using the Peyote and looming techniques, as well as original designs of strung costume jewelry made with gemstones, glass and other materials at Cloe & Company, 410 South State Street, Clarks Summit. Her work is sold exclusively at Cloe & Company and will be available for sale during the art walk. According to Hemmings, Peyote beading got its name from the Native Americans and is derived from a type of cactus known for its hallucinogenic properties used in native ceremonies. Bead looming dates back 40,000 years from Neolithic time to present and was originally done to decorate ceremonial garments. Peyote “…starts with one bead being strung on the nylon thread. A second bead is strung and that bead sewn to the first bead. Then a third bead is strung and attached to the second. This process is followed thousands of times, while following a color graph until the piece is finished. It’s a slow process but there is a joy watching it grow with the design taking place as you work on it.,” said Hemmings. Looming is an inexpensive “pastime,” with few supplies needed. Looms are made from wood or plastic to hold the base threads needed. The nylon thread used in looming resembles sewing thread, but is made of nylon with the strength of fishing line and is used to weave the beads between the base threads (called warp threads). “Each row of beads is woven following a graph of the design being worked on. The designs can be simple with just a few colors or many, many colors with a lot of small details,” explained Hemmings. “I think it’s obvious that I love what I do. I enjoy meeting the people I’ve come into contact with and hope to continue doing it for many years and possibly hosting some classes at Cloe & Company in the spring. I’m still inspired by the beading Masters who have so willingly shared their knowledge and ideas with me…” Art walk hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Information regarding venues and the “After Art Walk Party” will be available in the Dec.12 edition of The Abington Journal. For details, contact Charles Charlesworth at ffnepa@epix.net.

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From left: Donna Czarkowski, owner Cloe & Company, Clarks Summit and artist, Joanne Hemmings, Ransom Township.

Dalton Library Delights

BY MARY ANN MCGRATH

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A ‘Peace on Earth’ sign is one of the highlights of the Creekside Gardens Christmas lights display.

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Continued from Page 1 business, Creekside Garders, when it was built 16 years ago,” Kukuchka said. Kevin Kukuchka first started to help set up the family display when he was about 10 and always got satisfaction from the joy the lights provided to members of the community. “I enjoyed just being out there doing it,” he said. “Tunkhannock is a small community, it was even smaller back then, and when we would go out for breakfast, people would always tell us how much they enjoy the lights, and that they would bring their children and grandchildren to see them. “I think sharing the holiday spirit with so many people is really a great thing.” Kukuchka believes the tradition is traced back to his grandfather, George. “He always had a really nice display,” Kukuckha said. “The centerpiece was a nativity scene and he had the big bulb Christmas lights and cutouts in the yard. I think it trickled down from there.” According to Kukuckha, the display at Creekside Gardens brings back fond memories for Julie Novack, who runs the store’s gift shop. “She told me that when she was young, her parents took her on holiday lights tours, and would

always save our house for the grand finale,” he said. Kukuckha explained that he first discussed bringing back the holiday display with his younger brother, Jeffrey, at a family gathering in July. “Jeffrey was the engineer of the project,” Kukuchka said. “He started doing research on how to set up the computer software, including for the Four Firs, a singing quartet of lights mounted on a greenhouse that plays holiday songs Monday through Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.” The entire display, which includes nearly 40,000 lights, is lit from dusk to 10 p.m. and will run through New Year’s Eve night. Plans are already in the works to make the display bigger and better in the future. Along with the help of Kevin’s parents, wife Sherri, brother Jeffrey and wife Jenilee, brother Eric and his wife Gretchen and their son Grayson, 8, and members of the Creekside Gardens staff, the project became a reality. “We worked four days into the evening to set up the display,” he said. Despite the long hours, the work was an enjoyable experience for the group. “We were like a bunch of kids running around with a sparkle in our eyes,” Kevin Kukuchka said. For details, visit http:// www.creeksidegardens.com

a musical presentation based on Judy Schachner’s book “Skippyjon Jones,” who’s a cat who wants to be anything but a cat. Tickets are available at the Scranton Cultural Center – and there’s even a craft workshop that you can attend prior to the show. For more information, contact Rachael Fronduti at the Scranton Cultural Center ( 346.7369 ext.138). We may all be busy getting nate to have such selfless local ready for the many holiday Before I begin to update celebrations this month, but you on activities at our library, citizens serving us. Now to December and the usual adult programs will I want to give a huge shout what’s in store for you at our continue. Eastern Mah Jong out to our volunteer fire delibrary. The children’s fall continues Mondays at 10 a.m., partment. During Hurricane bridge Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Sandy they worked round the programs are winding down this month, with the promise American Mah Jong Thursclock with not only the usual after a big storm emergencies of a renewal of these activities days at 10 a.m. Memoir Writcome January. Janet Geeza ers will meet again at 4 p.m. (downed trees which dehas hosted her last story hour Tuesday, Dec. 4. Our newest stroyed electrical wires), but until January and Kreative offering, Knitting, will meet also with extraordinary care Kids activities will continue on the second Thursday each for all of us. They checked month, and that will be Dec. our homes (not just in Dalton, until Christmas week. On Dec. 3, at 4 p.m., Girls and 13 at 1 p.m. I’ll bet the needles but also in Glenburn, West Grownups will be discussing will be moving furiously on Abington, LaPlume, North their “reader’s choice” book. that day as knitters try to finAbington and Waverly) to make sure residents were OK, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. will find the ish presents for family and Journal Making group comfriends. especially those who needed pleting their journals, and the Saturday Special, our lielectricity to run medical equipment. And for any of us craft lovers will create a holi- brary’s very active book disday craft Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. cussion group will meet Dec. lucky enough to have generators, they made sure we were The LEGO Builders will have 15 and we’ll be discussing to wait until January to chalJeannette Walls’ novel, “Half operating them correctly. In lenge their architectural skills Brook Horses,” a work based addition, they used the fire on the numerous stories her hall as a warming station with as the library will be closed Dec. 24. family told about her grandthe support of the Red Cross If your little ones are mismother’s life, a grandmother and other agencies. When you sing story hour, you might who died when Jeannette see one of these volunteers, Walls was a young child. Ms. please thank them; they epito- want to take advantage of a mize the dedication of volun- program offered Dec. 15 at the Walls decided to write this Scranton Cultural Center. It’s work in an effort to better teers and we are most fortu-

with Mary Keenan Hart

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understand her own mother. This book discussion group has decided to focus on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s study of Lincoln, “A Team of Rivals” for both its Jan. 26 and Feb. 23 meetings. The January meeting will be facilitated by Celeste Cali. Steven Spielberg’s current film “Lincoln” has been the impetus for this book selection and Civil War buffs should find both the film and the book intriguing. And even if you’re not that compelled by the historical significance of Goodwin’s book, you may find the interaction among the various individuals in Lincoln’s cabinet fascinating. So why not join us? As we approach the end of 2012 , the library staff is considering program offerings for 2013. If you have any suggestions for programs for children or adults you’d like to the library offer, please call Janet Geeza ( 563.2014 ) or Shu, our librarian (same phone number). By the time I write the next article, Hanukkah and Christmas will have been celebrated. So, both the library staff and this writer wish you joy and peace as you celebrate these special days with your family and friends. Mary Keenan Hart is chairperson of the Friends of the Dalton Community Library. Reach her or the library staff with questions at 570.563.2014 or visit www.lclshome.org/dalton.

Local meteorologist Joe Snedeker, who is affiliated with WNEP-TV, is the author of a new children’s book about (naturally!) the weather. Titled “The Everything Kids’ Weather Book,” it covers everything from tornadoes to snowstorms, with puzzles, games and facts that make learning about weather fun. It is a new addition at the Abington Community Library. Joe, a former high school science teacher, is now on the faculty at Marywood University teaching science and meteorology, in addition to his TV work. With the help of his new book, young readers will get to know and understand cloud types, cold fronts, hurricanes and jet stream winds, for a start. He lists simple supplies from around the house that can be used to build an amateur weather station and explains just what a professional meteorologist does. Each chapter contains intriguing puzzles, word games and activities for youngsters (and their parents) who are intrigued by the weather. “Weather Wise” is a new five-book series by Ellen Lawrence also just added to the children’s collection. It’s photo-

graphic format and brief text will likely appeal to a younger reading audience than Joe Snedeker’s book but its goal is the same: make learning about the weather fun. Look for the following: “What Are Clouds?” – Learn how clouds form and the weather that different kinds of clouds bring. “What is the Water Cycle?” – Water moves from Earth into the air and back to Earth again in a continuous cycle that never stops. “What is Weather?” – Find out how temperature plays a big part in weather and learn to keep track of local weather. “What is Climate?” – Scientists study temperatures and precipitation records over 30 or more years to determine an area’s climate. Find out about five kinds of climates. “How are Rain, Snow, and Hail Alike?” – All three come from water vapor, though they look and feel different from one another. PLEASE NOTE: The library’s LEGO Club, usually held on alternate Sunday afternoons each month, will not meet in December. It will resume in January, date to be announced. The library’s calendar of December events and programs for both children and adults is now available in print at the Circulation Desk or online (www.lclshome.org/ abington). The library’s Winter Newsletter is also ready.

The Abington Community Library is located at 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Visit our website, www.lclshome.org/abington to register online for events or call the library at (570) 587-3440. Don’t have a library card? Register for one at http://www.lclshome.org/ libraryinfo/library_card_reg.asp.


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A WISH OF CHRISTMAS JOY A blueeyed lass bearing a Christmas package and brightly adorned bonnet and mittens represented holiday joy on this vintage postcard. The Series 736 E card was made in U.S.A. around the turn of the century.

How well do you know the streets where you live? The Abington Journal puts your powers of observation to the test with our new contest, “Pieces of the Abingtons.” Every other week within the paper, we’ll feature a photograph of a landmark, architectural structure or other local item in public view in the Abingtons. We’ll ask you to submit a guess as to where the photo was taken and what is featured in the photo. Then we’ll enter each correct answer in a drawing to win a $10 gift certificate from Lynn’s Hallmark in Clarks Summit. We’ll notify you if you win, and we’ll print the winning contestant and answer in an upcoming issue of The Abington Journal with the next contest photo. Winner #136: We stumped you! Answer #136: the former Pet Supplies Plus office on State Street.

POSTCARD COURTESY JACK HIDDLESTONE

“Pieces of the Abingtons” contest rules:

Shown is Killian, who was adopted from the One Life to Live Pet Rescue. She is sharing her wish with Santa.

1. Identify correct location of Photo #137, at left. 2. Submit your entry by contest deadline on Friday, December 14, 2012. 3. Entry must include the correct location and/or description of the “Piece of the Abingtons” featured in the current week’s photo. 4. Entry should include your name, address, contact number (not for publication) and correct answer and be sent to: The Abington Journal, 211S. State Street, Clarks Summit PA 18411 or news@theabingtonjournal.com 5. Contestants can only win once in a 90-day period.

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Sitting on Santa’s lap Santa visited The Little Red Doghouse, 320 Northern Blvd., South Abington Twp. Thursday and Friday to raise funds for One Life to Live Pet Rescue. Children and pets were invited to share their holiday wish lists with the “Jolly Man in Red” for a $5 donation. All funds will be used at the Pet Rescue located in

Scranton. The Little Red Doghouse, opened since Nov. 1, 2011, is owned by Christine Spangler, Clarks Summit and Cherilynn Ruddy, Clarks Green. The business is a daycare, boarding and full grooming service. For details, visit littlereddoghouse.net or call 570.586.6364.

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With the start of the season just a few days away, the four local boys high school basketball teams are striving the meet their goals. Abington Heights and Scranton Prep return a majority of their key players from last season while Lackawanna Trail and Lakeland lost several starters to graduation. There are several changes to the division groupings this season. Abington Heights will be joined by Scranton, Scranton Prep, Valley View and West Scranton in Division 1. Lakeland will be joined by Carbondale, Dunmore, Holy Cross, Mid Valley, Old Forge and Riverside in Division 3. Lackawanna Trail will be joined with Blue Ridge, Elk Lake, Forest City, Montrose, Mountain View and Susquehanna in Division 4. Abington Heights The Comets return four of five starters from last year’s team that advanced to the third round of the PIAA boys basketball playoffs and finished with a 24-5 overall record. They are junior guard JC Show, senior guard Kevin Elwell, senior forward TJ Murray and senior center Jason Bamford. Guard Pat Calvey graduated off the team. Head coach Ken Bianchi expects junior guard Nathan Hollander, senior guard Jamie Egan and junior center Evan Maxwell to factor heavily into the rotation. “We would like to duplicate our results from last year, but we didn’t do as well as we would have liked in our first few scrimmages and we know we won’t sneak up on anybody,” Bianchi said. “We’ll see how it plays out.” Bianchi expects Scranton Prep and Scranton to provide the toughest competition in the Lackawanna League Division 1.

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Basketball tournament honors former supporter nament.” According to Cal’s son, Tate, 46, of Scranton, his dad al King dedicated much of his life to the thoroughly enjoyed being involved with the school Lackawanna Trail School District. Through the district. “He liked the atmosphere efforts of Lions’ head basketat the school and enjoyed ball coach Andrew Kettel, mentoring kids,” Tate said. his memory will live on at the school for years to come. “His main focus was always This year, the Lackawanna academics. He let them know that academics and sports Trail Invitational will be provide a good foundation renamed the Cal King Mefor life.” morial Basketball TournaTate King, who played ment, to honor a man who baseball and basketball at gave so much to the school Lackawanna Trail, was he loved. “He was a big supporter of coached by his dad during little league and eventually in anything, athletically and academically, at Lackawanna a collegiate summer baseball Trail,” Kettel said. “He start- league. “We would talk for hours ed the youth basketball proafter games,” Tate said. “His gram in the district and was focus was always to learn heavily involved in the basfrom the ketball and losses and baseball make the next programs outcome throughout better.” his children’s Tate’s twin careers.” brother, Sean, King, 75, played baseof Dalton, ball and wresgraduated tling at the from South Hampton Tate King, of Scranton, discusses school and his father, for whom the sister, Robin, High School basketball tournament is named played softin New ball and field York. He hockey. died Oct. 22. Kettel was Kettel’s relationship with King start- quick to add that King’s commitment to the district ed well before he took over remained loyal even after his as the school’s boys basketchildren had graduated. ball coach in 2007. “We wanted to do some“I first met him in 1997 thing to honor his memory while I was in high school and family, and to thank working at the YMCA in them for everything he did Dunmore, where he was a for Lackawanna Trail,” Ketmember,” Kettel said. “We tel said. would always talk about Tate King added that his sports, and he always spoke highly of Lackawanna Trail.” father was instrumental in According to Kettel, King building the Career Day program at Lackawanna Trail was a loyal supporter of the after he retired by contacting basketball program through people he knew through his tenure as head coach. sports and work. “When I got the job, he According to Tate, his was one of the first people to father offered “amazing” call and congratulate me,” Kettel said. "During my first support to him and his brothfive seasons, he would come er and sister. “Our family was very overto all our games. My team whelmed,” Tate said of the and I really appreciated his honor. “We didn’t expect it, support. “He will be greatly missed, but are very happy for him.” but hopefully his memory will live on through this tour-

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“He liked the atmosphere at the school and enjoyed mentoring kids”

The Comets will open their season Dec. 7 at Holy Cross at 7 p.m. Lackawanna Trail The Lions return two starters from last year’s team that finished 12-12 in sophomore guard Tyler Rzucidlo and sophomore guard/forward Ross Fauquier. Lackawanna Trail must replace center Stephen Miller, guards Nick Sujkowski, Lyle Sweppenheiser and forward Matt Lochen. Head coach Andrew Kettel expects senior guards Dalton Mecke and Dylan Harris along with senior forward Matt Decker to compete for starting spots. Junior guard John Kwiatkowski, senior center Devin Walsh, and sophomore guard/forward Aidan Holmes should all factor into the Lions rotation. Kettle hopes a challenging early-season slate will prepare his squad. “We have a young team age and experience wise,” he said. “Our exhibition schedule is pretty difficult so I’m hopeful that by the time we start league play after the holidays, we will be playing our best basketball.” Despite losing four key starters, Kettel feels

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ABINGTON JOURNAL FILE PHOTO

ABOVE:Abington Heights’ Jason Bamford (33) shoots over Josh Kosin of Holy Cross in a game last season. AT LEFT: Lakeland’s Kyle Kiehart (30) shoots for two while defended by Susquehanna’s Dan Biegert (32) in a game last season.

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Local girls basketball teams ready to hit the hardwood BY TOM ROBINSON Abington Journal Correspondent

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The changes extend beyond the league level. The Lackawanna League District 2 is returning to has undergone significant an open tournament format, change, but Abington which will assure all teams Heights and Scranton Prep of a postseason shot after are again expected to battle at the top of the highest divi- two years in which Class AAA and AA teams had to sion in girls high school qualify. basketball. On the state level, the Abington Heights, which went on to win the District 2 play-in games have been Class AAAA championship, removed, ending the chance for District 2 runners up in beat Scranton Prep in playClass AAAA and A to adoffs at the end of each half vance into the state tournaof the Lackawanna League Division 1 season a year ago. ment. Scranton Prep’s season The league has realigned from three to four divisions ended with a District 2 Class AAA semifinal loss last with an emphasis on local scheduling to reduce travel. season, but this season the Class AAA and AA brackets Abington Heights and from the district will both Scranton Prep remain in advance three teams into the Division 1, where the Classtate tournament. sics could be regarded as a A look at the local teams: slight favorite over the deABINGTON HEIGHTS fending champion Lady The Lady Comets should Comets in the title race. Lakeland is in Division 3, be strong up front with the return of senior forward with a whole new group of Melanie Coles, 5-foot-11 opponents, after finishing second in the division a year junior center Breanna Toro and senior guard/forward ago. The remainder of the teams from the old Division Kat Rosencrance, who all started on the team that went 3, including Lackawanna Trail, now make up Division 23-5.

Chloe Shook, another 5foot 11-inch junior center who played often off the bench, should have an increasing role in adding to what is already a strong rebounding team. Caitie Nealon, a junior guard, is ready to move into the starting lineup after being the top sub much of last season. Juniors Blair Cacciamani and Maura Nealon, Caitie’s twin sister, are other experienced guards. “I feel like we’re going to be strong on the inside, but we have to get the ball up the floor first,” Abington Heights coach Vince Bucciarelli said. Freshman Johanna Show appeared to be in line for a prominent role before suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her knee during the summer. Show is not expected to be available until at least January, leaving another freshman, Emma Henzes, as the likely startingpoint guard. Junior guard Mikaela Brutico, sophomore forwards Elizabeth Bamford

and Michaelina Holmes and sophomore guard Michelle Pacyna provide depth. SCRANTON PREP The Classics return four starters and get Danielle Dalessandro back. Dalessandro started two See girls, Page 14

PHOTO COURTESY ALICE STUFFLE

Lackawanna Trail’s Shelby Croasdale takes a foul shot in a game last season against Mountain View.

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Abington’s (22) Melanie Coles shoots over Prep’s (12) Olivia Burke and (40) Emily Pritchyk.


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L.T. field hockey team lauded

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Several members of the Lackawanna Trail Jr./Sr. High School field hockey team, along with their head coach, were honored for their accomplishments last season during the school’s fall sports awards night.

his team can be a factor in Division 4, after playing in Division 3 last season. “The division will be very competitive,” he said. “I feel we can be right in the hunt for the division title if we do what we need to do.” The Lions open their season on Friday, Dec. 7 at home versus Tunkhannock. Lakeland The Chiefs return starting guards Eric Grabowski and Kyle Kiehart, both seniors, along with senior forward Tyler Brady from a team that finished with a 18-10 overall record (13-1 in league play). Lakeland must replace three key members of last year’s team in guards J.J. Rojenches and Alex Filarsky, and center Mike Striefsky. Head coach Dave Rosenkrans expects senior forward/center Colby Clauss-Walton, sophomore forward Patrick Clauss-Walton, and guard Nathan Morgan to be in the running for the other starting positions. The Chiefs move to Division 2 this season, after playing in Division 3 last year. “I expect the league to be very tough, especially with Holy Cross returning a lot of starters,” Rosenkrans said. The Chiefs won a district playoff game last season for the first time since 1994, defeating Hanover Area in the first-round, they then lost to Meyers in the second round, and Riverside in a game for the last state playoff spot. “We’re trying to build off the success we had last year, and hopefully make a run in the district playoffs,” Rosenkrans said. “I’m hopeful that the run we had last year will give us a little bit of confidence.” The Chiefs will open their season at home against Valley View Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. Scranton Prep The Cavaliers return a large group of players that saw significant playing time last season including senior guards Mac Temples and Matt Knowles, junior forward James Fives, and junior center Noah Beh. Head coach Joe Ferguson expects junior forward Kevin Bannon, who also started at times last season, along with senior guard Jerry Walsh, junior forward John O’Boyle, junior center/forward Zach Brandt, junior guard Cory Kopicki, and sophomore guard Timmy Rose to factor into the rotation. Scranton Prep finished last season with an 18-8 overall record (11-3 in Div. 1). They were defeated by Abington Heights in the District 2 Class AAA title game. They advanced to the PIAA state playoffs and were defeated by an undefeated Danville team in the first-round. Prep must replace guard Matt Walsh, forward/center Michael McDonald, and forward JJ Fives from last year’s team. Ferguson expects Scranton and Abington Heights to provide the toughest competition in the division this season. “Scranton is the defending champion, so someone has to beat them and Abington Heights returns a strong group of players,” he said. The Cavaliers will open their season Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at home against Meyers.

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Coach Sandy Spott, Nicole Rosa, Coaches Award; Aliza Furneaux, Most Outstanding; Cameron Crock, Coaches Award; Shelby Croasdale, Hustle Award; Assistant Coach, Kathleen Snyder. Absent from photo are Chelsey Stuble, Most Improved and Jordan Laytos, Most Promising.

L.T. golfers receive awards Several members of the their accomplishment during Lackawanna Trail Jr. /Sr. High the past season at the school’s School golf team, along with fall sports awards night. their coach, were honored for

Continued from Page 13

PHOTO COURTESY RICH BANICK

Shown, first row, from left, are: Logan O’Boyle, Noah Machek, Ian Baker, David Horvath, Jeff Dowd, Austin Keller, Justin Weckel, JJ Backus. Second row: Dan D’Arienzo, Thor Balavage, Dean Lucas, Michael Noto, Will Mulligan, Joseph Skoff. Third row: Kevin Holmes, Corey Christian, Tyler Stafursky, Matt De’Andrea, Chris O’Brien, Devon Kelly, Patrick Tully. Fourth row: Volunteer Asst. Coach Robbie Evans, Asst. Coach Bill Pasqualichio, Head Coach Aaron Holzman, Volunteer Asst. Coach Matt McGrath, Volunteer Asst. Coach Tim Schoen

Cavaliers cap perfect season

The Scranton Prep Freshmen Football team recently completed their season with a 10-0 record; going 7-0 in division play and capturing the Lackawanna League Division I Championship.

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Coach Harry Powell, Ricky Kordish, Most Dedicated; Billy Lee, Coaches Award; Wyatt Cooper. Most Improved and Dalton Mecke, Most Points.

Lions cheerleaders honored Several members of the Lackawanna Trail Jr./Sr. High School cheerleading squad, along with their advisor, were

honored for their efforts during the past football season at the school’s fall sports award night.

PHOTO COURTESY ALICE STUFFLE

Shown, from left: Advisor Dina Berrios, Lindsay Bergey, Most Dedicated; Mikayla Wolynski, Most Spirited and Emily Huffsmith, Best Overall.

L.T. football players recognized Several members of the Lackawanna Trail Jr./Sr. High School football team, along with their head coach, were honored for their accomplishments during the school’s fall sports awards night.

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Front, from left, Coach Steve Jervis, Peter Murazzi, Lions Award and Special Teams MVP; Jeremy Greenley, Offensive MVP, Jake Adcroft, ; back, Cooper Rosiak, Defensive Unsung Hero; Justin Barber, Defensive MVP and Big Cat of the Year; Zach Goodrich, Coaches Award; James Owens, Comeback Player of the Year and Evan Sandercock, Key Newcomer.

Dunmore, Old Forge, Riverside and Mid Valley, which all won at least 19 games Continued from Page 13 games and was a key sub last season. in the 2010-11 season but “We have to be ready to missed all of last season play every night,” Lakeland with a torn ACL. coach Pat Walton said. “We Leading scorer Tricia played a few of the teams in Byrne, a junior guard, is a summer league so I think back along with sophothe girls know what to exmore guard Jess Genco, pect.” senior forward Olivia Senior guard Alissa Burke and junior Emily Steier, senior forward Jodie Pritchyk. Virbitsky and junior forJunior Sam Genco, a ward Breann Clauss-Walton key sub last year, also all return after starting on a returns from an 18-8 team that went 11-3 in the team. division and 13-9 overall “I consider Sam like a last season. sixth starter,” Scranton Junior guard Natalie TufPrep coach Ross Maccioc- fy, senior guard Megan co said. “There may be Tweedy, sophomore forward some games where she Christine Kaffka and junior starts, depending on our forward Mandy Jadick all needs.” gained experience last seaSenior LaBrae Lavelle, son. junior Rosie Walsh and “We try to play fast,” sophomores Claire Philbin Walton said. “We’re countand Jordan Mellon also ing on a lot of people to be have experience. ready to play.” Macciocco pointed out Freshmen Kayla Agenthat most of last season’s towicz, Katie Walsh, Taylor contenders have about as Flynn and Lindsay Jones all many starters back as have a chance to be part of Scranton Prep and Abing- that combination. ton Heights. LACKAWANNA TRAIL LAKELAND Bob Fitzsimmons is the The Lady Chiefs are new coach of the Lady Linow in a division with ons.

Fitzsimmons, who also has coaching experience at Keystone College plus Carbondale, Western Wayne and Mid Valley, assisted Errol Mannick at Trail last season. Senior center Brianna Smarkusky will be the only experienced starter until senior guard Gabby Sunseri is able to return from reinjuring her knee. Sophomores Melissa Grimm and Grace Wetzel are the most experienced players among the rest of the group. Daria Lewandowski and Morgan Wiesel also saw some limited varsity playing time as freshmen. Sophomore Kerrigan Buck and freshman Alyssa Sohns could be the top newcomers. Fitzsimmons said the team will take a similar approach to last season when it went 4-3 in each half of league play on the way to an 11-13 overall mark. “We both always agreed with trying to run as much as we could,” Fitzsimmons said. “I’ll play a little more zone than Errol would, but we’ll play some man, too, and try to push the ball.”

Pro wrestling coming to Pittston

East Coast Professional Wrestling is bringing its over-the-top brand of entertainment to the Greater Pittston YMCA. The card will consist of nine scheduled fights, with three championship matches. Two of those championship matches will include two of Pittston’s own. Female pro wrestler and Greater Pittston YMCA employee Chrissy Johnson will be defending her ECPW Woman’s Championship against Pottsville’s Lil Jackie Daniels. Also, Keystone State Wrestling Champion Banger Ritch Howe will defend the championship in his hometown for the first time, as

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he takes on the formidable Captain David Lawless. In a much anticipated matchup “Smooth” Tommy Suede will be taking on ECPW World Champion Andrew Anderson in a battle of co-stars from the movie “The Wrestler." B.E.T. (Best Elite Talent) will face off against the Unemployment Line in a special tag team attraction match. A 20-man over-the-top rope Battle Royal will determine a new championship contender. Other fights on the card include: David Starr vs. Jason the Suicide King, a Fatal Four Way match featuring The Goods with Mr.

Dave Trobule vs. Tyrone Kidd vs. Acid Zero vs. Johnny Blaze. Garrett Dominance and Brandon Alpha vs. Mark Maverick and Ross Daniels. Doors open at 7 p.m. Bell time is 7:45 p.m. with ticket prices being set at $12 for ringside seating in advance, $10 for general admission; All tickets all $12 on the day of event. Kids five and under are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance at The Greater Pittston YMCA, 10 N. Main Street Pittston, and online at ECPW1.com. Call 973.402.9599 for more information.

Abington Gators swim teams open season with pair of wins The Abington Gators boys and girls teams opened their 2012-2013 swim seasons with dual wins over the Central Columbia Blue Jays. The boys won 139-66 while the girls won three of the last four relay races to eke out a 125-122 victory. Gators boys with first place finishes included Brendan Conahan, Shane Cummings, Mike Durr, Matthew Evans, Luke Gualtieri, Greg Guditus, Kevin

Guditus, Aidan Jordan, Zach Karabin, Brandon Kelleher, George Kwiecinski, Joey Lipkus, Gregory MacMillan, Kevin Noldy, Jarrod Ocwieja, Joshua Przekop, Trevor Sablan, Thomas Scott, William Stevens, Jack Wasko and Jacob Wolter. Gators girls finishing first included: Isabela Camayd, Diana Clegg, Jordan Colombo, Taylor Evans, Naomi Furman,Peyton Gualtieri, Kelsey Jackson,Elizabeth Keisling, Sydney

Kostick, Maddy Lucas, KarlieGrace O’Hara, Madison O’Donnell, Daisy Petty, Danielle Samok, Carly Schofield, Lauren Schofield, Domenica Scott, Sky Smith, Autumn Whitehead and Brynn Wolter. The Abington Gators swim in the Northeastern Pennsylvania Age Group Swim League, a competitive league for swimmers ages 6 to 14. For more information, visit www.nepagsl.com.


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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012

Waverly Township addressing issue remains unresolved despite efforts BY BRITTNEY PIERCE Abington Journal Correspondent

WAVERLY - The Nov. 26 Waverly Township meeting marked the close of a year with no change to the postal addressing status. The township sought first in 2009 to propose a change the addressing system which would allow the last line of each mailing address to reflect the name of the municipalityWaverly Township. Throughout 2010, the township sent a letter to all residents requesting them to start using Waverly Township instead of Clarks Summit or Dalton as the last address line. The reason for the change, according to supervisors, is not only for emergency personnel to find residences easier but also for tax purposes, to eliminate duplicate addresses and to comply with the Homeland Security Initiative. “We are requesting a designation of Waverly Township for all locations within our township to provide the Lackawanna County Communications Center with the proper municipality and location when receiving a request for emergency service,” White said in May.

Students awarded scholarships Dreyer Hall in Montrose was the setting for the annual Harford Fair banquet. Over130 members of the association and guests enjoyed the evening with a fall theme which began with a family-style dinner. Following the dinner, the group assembled in the Chapel Room for some special presentations. College students Miranda Fisher, Allison Kiefer, Olivia Mitchell, and Abbey Puzo who have been involved with the fair over the years were each awarded a $750 scholarship. To apply, the applicants had to be attending college and were involved in some way with the Harford Fair. Keifer attends the Fortis Institute and is majoring in the areas of ECG/phlebotomy. Fisher is a student at Lackawanna College majoring in cardiac sonography. Puzo is studying nursing at Broome Community College. Mitchell attends Keystone College majoring in business. Applications for next year’s scholarships will be available at the fair office or on the fair website at www.harfordfair.com. Anyone interested in contributing to the scholarship funds can do so by contacting the fair secretary at 570.434.4300.

Fundraiser to benefit Meals on Wheels The NEPA Business Alliance Group is holding a fundraiser raffle to benefit Meals on Wheels of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased by contacting a NEPA Business Alliance Group member at 1-866-NEPABAG. First prize is a $1,500 Prepaid Visa card. Second prize is a $1,000 Prepaid Visa card and third prize is a $500 Prepaid Visa card. A random drawing will be held Dec. 14 at The Holiday Inn Express in Dickson City. The winner does not need to be present to claim the prize. NEPABAG meets Friday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 1265 Commerce Blvd in Dickson City.

For example, in the Clarks Summit mailing address there are four or five Maple addresses (street, road, drive). Residents with a Clarks Summit mailing address can be located in Waverly, Clarks Green, Clarks Summit, Newton

Township, South Abington Township, Glenburn Township or Scott Township. “This is a nightmare and one of the reasons the Department of Homeland Security wanted the municipality as the last line in the address,” he added.

Township manager Bill White spoke with a Postmaster who claims to have gone as far as he could with it but without success. North Abington, Scott, Glenburn and other surrounding municipalities have

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changed addresses with no difficulties. Since 2011 the Supervisors have approached area politicians and the media to solve the problem; Supervisor Thomas Durbin remarked, “(It’s) something that just doesn’t make sense.”

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ESTATE NOTICE IN RE: THERESA BENDERSKY, deceased, late of the City of Carbondale, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania (died December 11, 2010). Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary on the above estate have been granted to Diane Calabro n/b/m/ Diane Calabro Moody. All persons indebted to the said estate are required to make payment and those having claims to present the same without delay to the Administrator named above or to James M. Tressler, Esquire, Tressler Law, LLC, 220 Penn Avenue, 3rd Floor, Scranton, PA 18503 TRESSLER LAW, LLC James M. Tressler, Esquire ESTATE NOTICE ESTATE OF THOMAS R. BRITT, late of Dalton, Lackawanna County and State of Pennsylvania, deceased, who died on the 17th day of August 2012. Letters Testamentary having been granted, all persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent shall make them known and present them, and all persons indebted to the decedent shall make payment thereof without delay to Phoebe A. Britt, RR 4, Box 4156, Dalton, PA 18414, or to Mattes & Mattes, PC, 324 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, PA 18503.

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The Newton Township Auditors will hold a reorganization meeting on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 8 PM at the Municipal Building The Newton Township Planning Commission will hold a work session at 7 PM, followed by a reorganization meeting on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:30 PM at the Municipal Building. The Newton Township Zoning Board will hold a reorganization meeting Monday, January 14, 2013 at 7 PM at the Municipal Building. Francine Norton Secretary/Treasurer ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Margaret Taccki, late of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. (died August 26, 2012). Letters Testamentary on the above estate having been granted, all persons having claims and demands against the estate of the above decedent shall make them known and present them; all of the persons indebted to the said decedent shall make payment thereof without delay to Joseph John Taccki, Executor, or Patrick J. Lavelle, Esquire, 1000 South State Street, Clarks Summit, PA 18411. Patrick J. Lavelle, Esquire. Attorney for the Estate

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Lease price based on a 2013 CTS Sdn AWD 3.0 $42,165 MSRP. $429 per month plus 9% sales tax total $468 per month. 39 month lease 10,000 miles per year. 39 Monthly payments. $.25/mile penalty over 20,000 miles. $0 down payment plus $0 first payment plus tax and tags, Total due at delivery $0 plus tag fees. MUST BE A CURRENT LESSEE OF A 1999 OR NEWER NON-GM LUXURY LEASE. MODELS TO QUALIFY INCLUDE: AUDI, LEXUS, BMW, ACURA, MERCEDES, LINCOLN, INFITY,VOLVO, JAGUAR, LAND ROVER, PORSCHE Leasee responsible for excessive wear and tear. Must take delivery by 01/02/2013. Requires US Bank Tier 1 credit approval. Please see sales person for complete details.

40,620

*Tax & Tags extra. All rebates applied.

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$ $

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Lease price based on a 2013 XTS FWD $45,345 MSRP. $499 per month plus 9% sales tax. 39 month lease 10,000 miles per year. 39 Monthly payments total $18,962 $.25/mile penalty over 32,500 miles. $0 down payment plus $0 first payment plus tax and tags, Total due at delivery $0 plus tag fees. MUST BE A CURRENT LESSEE OF A 1999 OR NEWER NON-GM LUXURY LEASE. MODELS TO QUALIFY INCLUDE: AUDI, LEXUS, BMW, ACURA, MERCEDES, LINCOLN, INFITY, VOLVO, JAGUAR, LAND ROVER, PORSCHE Leasee responsible for excessive wear and tear. Must take delivery by 01/02/2013. Requires US Bank Tier 1 credit approval. Please see sales person for complete details.

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$

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All Wheel Drive, 2.0T (Turbo)Front Passenger Heated Seats, OnStar, Cargo Net, XM.

37,995

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B1964 Auto., Driver’s Vision Group. Blis w/Cross Traffic Alert, Rearview Camera, Rain Sensing Wipers, Moon & Tune Pkg., Sony Sound Sys., Reverse Sensing Sys.,

B1714 - Auto., Convenience Group, Cruise Control, Perimeter Alarm, MyFord, SYNC, Sirius Satellite, 16” Alloy Wheels, Keyless Entry w/ Keypad,

B1333 Auto., Driver’s Vision Group. Blis w/Cross Traffic Alert, Rearview Camera, Rain Sensing Wipers, Moon & Tune Pkg., Sony Sound Sys., Reverse Sensing Sys., Luxury Pkg., 17” Alum. Wheels, Alum. Pedals, Premium Mats,

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B1284, B1468- 3.7L V6 Engine, Automatic Transmission, XL Plus Pkg., Cruise Control, CD, MyKey, Power Equipment Group, Power Mirrors, XL Decor Group, 40/20/40 Cloth Seat

B1683 , Trailer Tow Pkg., CD, 6.2L V8, Auto., SYNC, Fog Lamps, Adjustable Pedals, Pwr. Seat, Electronic Shift-on-the-Fly, Trailer Hitch, Roof Clearance Lights, Powerscope Trailer Tow Mirrors

B1457 , 5.0L V8, Auto. Temp Control, Privacy Glass, Pwr. Heated Leather Seats, Universal Garage Door Opener, 6 Disc CD, Remote Start, Rearview Camera, Reverse Sensing Sys., Tailgate Step, Chrome Angular Step Bar, Chrome Pwr. Folded Heated Signal Mirrors, 18” Chrome Clad Wheels

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Remote Start, Rearview Camera, Reverse Sensing Sys., Tailgate Step, Chrome Angular Step Bar, Chrome Pwr. Folded Heated Signal Mirrors

B1700 , Trailer Tow Pkg., CD, 6.2L V8, Auto., SYNC, Fog Lamps, Adjustable Pedals, Pwr. Seat, Electronic Shift-on-the-Fly, Trailer Hitch, Roof Clearance Lights, Powerscope Trailer Tow Mirrors

B1674, CD, Trailer Tow Pkg., Auto., 6.2L V8 Engine, Fog Lamps, Adjustable Pedals, Pwr. Seat, SYNC, Electronic-Shift-on-the-Fly, Trailer Hitch, Powerscope Trailer Tow Mirrors, Roof Clearance Lights

*Tax and tags extra. Security Deposit waived. All factory rebates applied *See salesperson for details. All payments subject to credit approval by the primary lending source, Tier 0 rate. Special APR financing cannot be combined with Ford cash rebate. Photos of vehicles are for illustration purposes only. Coccia Ford is not responsible for any typographical errors. See dealer for details. Sale ends

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941

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CHIHUAHUA PUPS

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YORKIE PUPS

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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

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1472 S. Hanover St. Well maintained bi-level. 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

SHAVERTOWN

9 room house, 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, heated sunroom, 2 car attached garage. 570-947-1200

TUNKHANNOCK AREA

REDUCED! 3 bedroom home on 6 acres 2 baths, concrete porch 3/4 around the house, garage. Stonework, stone fireplace, heat with wood or oil. Commercial cook stove. Beautiful view. Well above flood or high water. Some farm equipment. With gas & oil rights. $250,000 570-665-9054

WEST PITTSTON 4 bedrooms, 1 bath,

single car detached garage, eat-in kitchen, living, dining & family rooms gas baseboard heat, 2 zones. Unfinished basement, window treatments included, great bones. $74,900. 570-262-7949 or 570-332-7686

912 Lots & Acreage

JENKINS TOWNSHIP New Section in Highland Hills, Only 3 lots left in Charles Place. Call 570-498-9244

915 Manufactured Homes

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DALLAS 3 bedroom, 2 bath, modern country kitchen with Corian counters, family room with fireplace, wet bar and walkout to patio, multi-level decks. All appliances included. $217,000. 570-675-0446 evenings.

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941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

**BEAUMONT**

Between Dallas & Tunkhannock. FREE HEAT & GARBAGE! 2 bedroom apt. $575 /month. Tunkhannock S.D. Call 1-877-8390666 or online at cipllc.ucanrent.it

DALLAS

Beautiful, meticulous two story. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bath condo at Newberry Estates. Security system, central air, washer/dryer, fireplace, skylights, private master deck. All maintenance included. Amenities include golf, tennis private pool. No Pets. $1,300/month. Call Susan 570-510-8395

EXETER/PITTSTON

(2) New 2 bedroom apartments, tile kitchen and bath, washer/dryer hookup, off street parking, stove and dishwasher incl. $600-$700/month plus utilities. 570-237-2076

FORTY FORT

570-288-1422

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Office Location! “Professionally Managed” 1-2 bedrooms starting respectively $625 + utilities / $750 + utilities. Descriptive details available. ALL 2 YEAR LEASES/ EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION / NO PETS / SMOKING. PERFECTLY REMODELED & IMMACULATE!

KINGSTON

Bright, spacious, 3 bedroom 1st floor duplex in beautiful residential neighborhood. Wall to wall, living & dining rooms, kitchen with refrigerator, gas stove, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer/dryer, air & full basement. Front & rear porches, offstreet parking & garage. $925/ month + utilities. Security & references required. No pets or smokers. (570)905-4342

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.

PARSONS

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

PITTSTON AREA

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MOUNTAIN TOP

3 Bedrooms; 1 bath; Central A/C; 2 decks; stove; lot of cabinets; book shelves; lawn mower; shed. Very nice area, nice schools, 5 minutes away from route 81 & route 309. Sale by Owner. Asking 13,500. or best deal. Call Alex at 570-200-5611

927

Vacation Locations

POTTER COUNTY: 17 acres adjoining state forest near Keating Summit perfect for cabin. Perc, electric, access to snowmobile trails. $72,900. Owner financing. 800-668-8679

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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

WEST WYOMING

Eighth Street Beautiful, 2nd floor, 2 bedroom, 1 bath. All appliances, includes washer/ dryer & air conditioning. Non smoker, security & references, off street parking, no pets. $595 + utilities. 954-2972

WILKES-BARRE 1 bedroom

apartment. $400/ month + utilities & 1 month security. 139 Sambourne St. Section 8 OK. No pets. 570-460-6173

2 bedroom, refrigerator and stove included, washer/dryer hookup, no pets or no smokers. $500 per/ month + utilities. References, security & lease. 570-825-5138

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LOCATION MATTERS PRIME OFFICE SPACE The Mack Building 281 PIERCE ST. Kingston, PA. Refined office suites, or individual flexible office spaces on 2nd floor comprised of approximately 1,300sq. ft. Central A/C, glass door entrance, 6 rooms consisting of waiting room, French doors leading to conference room(s), offices, bathroom, kitchenette, with ample storage/ archive space available, parking lot area professionally maintained. Multiple signage opportunities: Exterior Bronze wall plaque,Entrance glass-doors, Street frontage sign, and billboard *Available February 1st. showing by appointment only 570-472-1110

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3 Bedrooms, 1.5 bath. $675 + utilities. Water, sewer & all appliances included. Fenced back yard. One month security up front, no partial payment. Section 8 OK. Call Steve at 570-592-5764

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953 Houses for Rent

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4 bedrooms, 2 baths, all appliances, washer/ dryer hookup, no pets. $1,500/month + utilities & security. Month to month lease. (610) 256-5352

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STK: HP15950 2010 Honda CR-V EX........................................... 4D Sport Utility............................ 16,757

MILES $20,313

STK: J5379B

2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS.................................. 4D Sedan...................................... 84,079

MILES $8,658

STK: T30120A 2010 Toyota Prius II .............................................. 5D Hatchback .............................. 23,021

MILES $20,479

STK: H28190B 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT ................................... 4D Sedan...................................... 78,402

MILES $8,995

STK: CH5635A 2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS.................................. 4D Sedan..................................... 8,548

MILES $20,479

STK: T30524A 2003 Toyota Camry LE ........................................ 4D Sedan...................................... 71,455

MILES $9,068

STK: H29151A 2008 Hyundai Veracruz Limited........................ 4D Sport Utility............................ 33,983

MILES $20,499

STK: T30254A 2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS.................................. 4D Sedan...................................... 93,061

MILES $9,363

STK: T30333A 2010 Toyota RAV4 Sport .................................... 4D Sport Utility............................ 19,041

MILES $20,544

STK: H29067B 2005 Toyota Corolla LE ....................................... 4D Sedan...................................... 72,079

MILES $9,429

STK: L11917A

2009 Lexus ES 350................................................ 4D Sedan..................................... 58,284

MILES $20,846

STK: T30394A 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Work Truck.................. 2D Standard Cab ......................... 16,230

MILES $20,948

STK: H28684C 2009 Chevrolet Express Van G2500 Work Van Cargo HD.......

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STK: B9825A

2008 Volkswagen Jetta ...................................... 4D Sedan...................................... 91,959

MILES $10,203

STK: H29050A 2010 Honda Odyssey EX-L................................. 4D Passenger Van ....................... 57,405

MILES $21,077

STK: J5337A

2006 Mercury Montego Premier ...................... 4D Sedan...................................... 65,016

MILES $10,229

STK: T30348A 2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT 1LT......................... 4D Sport Utility............................ 37,185

MILES $21,103

STK: T29250B 2007 Chrysler 300 Base....................................... 4D Sedan...................................... 86,000

MILES $10,412

STK: D0590A

2010 Chevrolet Colorado 2LT ............................ 4D Extended Cab......................... 20,259

MILES $21,137

STK: T28708B 2008 Scion xB Base.............................................. 4D Station Wagon........................ 59,300

MILES $11,135

STK: BS0451A 2007 Mercedes M-Class ML350........................ 4D Sport Utility............................ 58,225

MILES $21,158

STK: K13422B 2008 Jeep Compass Sport ................................. 4D Sport Utility............................. 61,203

MILES $11,180

STK: T30359A 2009 Toyota Venza............................................... 4D Sport Utility............................ 40,267

MILES $21,326

STK: H29034B 2008 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg ................. 4D Sedan...................................... 82,962

MILES $11,249

STK: C3598A

2009 Cadillac CTS 1SB......................................... 4D Sedan..................................... 56,319

MILES $21,413

STK: H29229A 2009 Honda Fit Sport........................................... 4D Hatchback ............................... 75,400

MILES $11,354

STK: H29312A 2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5 ............................ 4D Sedan..................................... 14,816

MILES $21,479

STK: H29064B 2008 Honda Civic LX............................................ 2D Coupe...................................... 54,800

MILES $11,416

STK: H28865A 2010 Acura TSX 2.4.............................................. 4D Sedan..................................... 30,855

MILES $21,929

STK: H29127B 2008 Hyundai Tiburon ......................................... 2D Coupe...................................... 50,356

MILES $11,539

STK: L11931A

2009 Honda CR-V EX-L........................................ 4D Sport Utility............................ 39,517

MILES $21,979

STK: J5398A

2004 Lexus ES 330................................................ 4D Sedan...................................... 69,424

MILES $12,476

STK: T30398A 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT .................... 4D Extended Cab......................... 47,427

MILES $22,070

STK: C3658B

2004 Lexus ES 330................................................ 4D Sedan...................................... 79,816

MILES $12,487

STK: J5269A

MILES $22,193

STK: H29208A 2006 Honda Civic EX ........................................... 4D Sedan...................................... 68,908

MILES $12,499

STK: T30285A 2012 Toyota Prius c Two..................................... 5D Hatchback .............................. 260

MILES $22,479

STK: H27490A 2009 Honda Civic LX............................................ 4D Sedan...................................... 26,425

MILES $12,715

STK: A11716A 2010 Honda CR-V EX-L........................................ 4D Sport Utility............................ 31,758

MILES $22,479

STK: C3635C

2010 Toyota Corolla S.......................................... 4D Sedan...................................... 55,107

MILES $12,841

STK: L11929A

MILES $22,537

STK: J5433A

2010 Jeep Patriot Sport ...................................... 4D Sport Utility............................. 30,115

MILES $13,676

STK: K13345B 2012 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4 ............................ 4D Sedan..................................... 2,820

MILES $22,546

STK: L11872A

2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L V6................ 4D Sport Utility............................. 62,954

MILES $13,804

STK: BP15931A 2007 GMC Yukon SLT.......................................... 4D Sport Utility............................ 72,894

MILES $23,031

STK: L11750B

2010 Toyota RAV4 Limited................................. 4D Sport Utility............................ 29,447

2009 Toyota Venza Base..................................... 4D Sport Utility............................ 42,517

2007 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE............................... 4D Sedan...................................... 64,569

MILES $13,850

STK: T30517A 2009 Land Rover LR2 HSE.................................. 4D Sport Utility............................ 22,434

MILES $23,277

STK: H29146A 2006 Honda CR-V EX........................................... 4D Sport Utility............................. 63,717

MILES $13,938

STK: L11907A

2010 Lexus HS 250h............................................. 4D Sedan..................................... 45,124

MILES $23,281

STK: H29130A 2008 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ ................................ 4D Sedan...................................... 51,548

MILES $14,223

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2008 Lexus ES 350................................................ 4D Sedan..................................... 55,738

MILES $23,499

STK: H28518B 2004 Dodge Dakota SLT Quad Cab.................. 4D Quad Cab ................................ 56,576

MILES $14,489

STK: H28575A 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L ............... 4D Sport Utility............................ 15,124

MILES $23,556

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2003 Lexus RX 300............................................... 4D Sport Utility............................. 79,271

MILES $14,489

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2011 GMC Terrain SLT-1...................................... 4D Sport Utility............................ 28,332

MILES $23,655

STK: H29266A 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid.................................... 4D Sedan...................................... 34,655

MILES $14,540

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2009 Lexus IS 250 ................................................. 4D Sedan..................................... 29,771

MILES $23,977

STK: H29006A 2011 Chevrolet Impala LS................................... 4D Sedan...................................... 21,496

MILES $14,661

STK: C3634A

2009 Cadillac CTS Base 1SA.............................. 4D Sedan..................................... 19,147

MILES $23,995

STK: A11631A 2009 Acura TSX Technology............................. 4D Sedan...................................... 85,358

MILES $14,676

STK: K13548A 2010 GMC Terrain SLT-2...................................... 4D Sport Utility............................ 25,855

MILES $23,999

STK: H28771A 2010 GMC Terrain SLE-1 ..................................... 4D Sport Utility............................. 61,657

MILES $14,995

STK: L11860B

MILES $24,054

STK: H29174A 2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer.................................. 4D Sport Utility............................. 39,907

MILES $14,999

STK: T29781A 2011 Toyota Venza Base..................................... 4D Sport Utility............................ 8,422

MILES $24,216

STK: T29816B 2007 Cadillac DTS Base....................................... 4D Sedan...................................... 63,267

MILES $15,021

STK: L11902A

2010 Lincoln MKX Base...................................... 4D Sport Utility............................ 23,650

MILES $24,294

STK: K13187B 2011 Chevrolet Malibu LT 1LT........................... 4D Sedan...................................... 34,946

MILES $15,146

STK: H28568A 2010 Honda CR-V EX-L........................................ 4D Sport Utility............................ 19,337

MILES $24,479

STK: H29289A 2011 Chevrolet Impala LT ................................... 4D Sedan...................................... 13,085

MILES $15,336

STK: L11920A

2009 Lexus RX 350............................................... 4D Sport Utility............................ 61,066

MILES $24,633

STK: T30476A 2011 Honda Civic LX-S........................................ 4D Sedan...................................... 39,788

MILES $15,478

STK: H28344B 2009 Honda Pilot EX-L......................................... 4D Sport Utility............................ 49,152

MILES $24,934

STK: CH5611A 2008 Hyundai Entourage.................................... 4D Passenger Van ........................ 54,233

MILES $15,499

STK: BP15851A 2010 Lexus IS 250 ................................................. 4D Sedan..................................... 35,819

MILES $25,163

STK: D0598A

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT .................... 4D Crew Cab ................................ 77,705

MILES $15,903

STK: M8091A

2009 Toyota Venza Base..................................... 4D Sport Utility............................ 30,730

MILES $25,479

STK: H29230A 2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4 ............................ 4D Sedan...................................... 54,820

MILES $15,989

STK: C3704B

2010 Ford F-150 XLT ............................................ 4D Extended Cab......................... 39,155

MILES $25,499

STK: H29275A 2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited................................. 4D Sport Utility............................. 53,372

MILES $16,061

STK: T30367A 2009 Mercedes C-Class C300 ............................ 4D Sedan..................................... 11,029

MILES $25,704

STK: T29826A 2007 Honda Pilot EX-L......................................... 4D Sport Utility............................. 81,123

MILES $16,120

STK: J5381A

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo ................. 4D Sport Utility............................ 10,037

MILES $25,853

STK: LP15956

2009 Lexus RX 350............................................... 4D Sport Utility............................ 54,076

2003 Toyota Tacoma Base V6 ........................... 4D Crew Cab ................................ 63,672

MILES $16,124

STK: A11515A 2011 Honda Pilot EX............................................ 4D Sport Utility............................ 16,693

MILES $26,302

STK: T29492A 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L V6................ 4D Sport Utility............................. 45,189

MILES $16,221

STK: T30480B 2011 Chrysler 300 Limited.................................. 4D Sedan..................................... 8,723

MILES $27,213

STK: H29331A 2011 Toyota Corolla S.......................................... 4D Sedan...................................... 15,480

MILES $16,376

STK: LP15883 2010 Lexus IS 250 ................................................. 4D Sedan..................................... 19,677

MILES $27,447

STK: H29030A 2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS.................................. 4D Sedan...................................... 25,670

MILES $16,479

STK: H28747A 2012 Honda CR-V EX-L........................................ 4D Sport Utility............................ 7,251

MILES $27,479

STK: B9777B

2008 Dodge Dakota SLT Crew Cab.................. 4D Crew Cab ................................ 63,777

MILES $16,490

STK: T29249A 2010 Toyota Tundra Grade Double Cab.......... 4D Double Cab ............................ 30,122

MILES $27,494

STK: H29132A 2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4 ............................ 4D Sedan...................................... 29,984

MILES $16,701

STK: H29104A 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT .................... 4D Crew Cab ............................... 7,253

MILES $28,372

STK: T30163B 2008 Toyota Tacoma Base ................................. 4D Access Cab ............................. 79,000

MILES $16,878

STK: H28829A 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L......................................... 4D Sport Utility............................ 35,550

MILES $28,499

STK: J5451A

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited ................ 4D Sport Utility............................. 53,452

MILES $16,935

STK: LS0457

2011 Lexus ES 350................................................ 4D Sedan..................................... 12,887

MILES $28,499

STK: K13531A 2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS.................................. 4D Sedan...................................... 98,100

MILES $17,069

STK: T30474A 2010 Toyota 4Runner .......................................... 4D Sport Utility............................ 46,944

MILES $28,541

STK: H28883A 2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4 ............................ 4D Sedan...................................... 39,141

MILES $17,070

STK: L11921A

2010 Lexus ES 350................................................ 4D Sedan..................................... 26,835

MILES $28,895

STK: BP15744A 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK320 ........ 2D Convertible.............................. 43,271

MILES $17,121

STK: B9846A

2010 Mercedes C-Class C300 ............................ 4D Sedan..................................... 22,080

MILES $29,101

STK: L11927A

2005 Lexus RX 330............................................... 4D Sport Utility............................. 61,210

MILES $17,269

STK: A11653A 2010 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Performance............... 4D Sedan..................................... 28,341

MILES $29,617

STK: K13344A 2011 Hyundai Tucson GL.................................... 4D Sport Utility............................. 10,890

MILES $17,308

STK: BP15854A 2008 Cadillac Escalade Base.............................. 4D Sport Utility............................ 69,933

MILES $30,099

STK: H28548A 2011 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4 ............................ 4D Sedan...................................... 12,317

MILES $17,340

STK: L11690A

2012 Honda Pilot EX-L......................................... 4D Sport Utility............................ 10,873

MILES $30,107

STK: H28821A 2008 Honda Element EX..................................... 4D Sport Utility............................. 61,835

MILES $17,489

STK: C3685A

2010 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Performance............... 4D Sedan..................................... 29,783

MILES $30,293

STK: H29185A 2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5 ............................ 4D Sedan...................................... 49,844

MILES $17,635

STK: B9774A

2011 Buick Enclave CXL 2XL ............................ 4D Sport Utility............................ 21,923

MILES $30,751

STK: B9878A

2008 Volvo S60 2.5T............................................. 4D Sedan...................................... 15,589

MILES $17,994

STK: LS0461

2012 Lexus IS 250 ................................................. 4D Sedan..................................... 18,280

MILES $31,999

STK: K13386A 2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi ................................... 4D Station Wagon........................ 62,636

MILES $18,132

STK: BP15960 2011 Mercedes C-Class C300 Sport 4Matic... 4D Sedan..................................... 21,788

MILES $32,137

STK: T30027B 2010 Toyota Sienna LE........................................ 4D Passenger Van ........................ 42,604

MILES $18,158

STK: H29416A 2011 Honda Ridgeline RTL................................. 4D Crew Cab ............................... 23,202

MILES $32,479

STK: A11632A 2008 Acura RDX Base......................................... 4D Sport Utility............................. 52,583

MILES $18,193

STK: L11892A

2011 Lexus ES 350................................................ 4D Sedan..................................... 25,213

MILES $32,479

STK: T30366A 2011 Toyota RAV4 Base...................................... 4D Sport Utility............................. 21,966

MILES $18,287

STK: J5447A

2010 Mercedes M-Class ML350........................ 4D Sport Utility............................ 44,579

MILES $32,484

STK: T30410A 2010 Toyota RAV4 Base...................................... 4D Sport Utility............................. 19,636

MILES $18,323

STK: L11934A

2011 Lexus ES 350................................................ 4D Sedan..................................... 17,044

MILES $32,530

STK: T30509A 2011 Toyota Camry LE ........................................ 4D Sedan...................................... 14,414

MILES $18,340

STK: BP15953 2011 Mercedes C-Class C300 Sport 4Matic... 4D Sedan..................................... 16,871

MILES $32,852

STK: L11886A

2007 Lexus ES 350................................................ 4D Sedan...................................... 60,617

MILES $18,354

STK: T30586A 2012 Toyota Tacoma Base V6 ........................... 4D Crew Cab ............................... 5,395

MILES $32,999

STK: D0748A

2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4................................ 4D Sedan...................................... 24,984

MILES $18,479

STK: BS0464

2012 Mercedes C-Class C300 ............................ 4D Sedan..................................... 7,963

MILES $33,454

STK: H28204A 2012 Honda Accord LX 2.4................................ 4D Sedan...................................... 12,232

MILES $18,479

STK: D0626B

2012 Acura TL Base............................................. 4D Sedan..................................... 5,716

MILES $33,479

STK: H29103B 2009 Chevrolet Equinox LT ................................ 4D Sport Utility............................. 26,440

MILES $18,499

STK: J5406A

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland ............. 4D Sport Utility............................ 22,578

MILES $33,567

STK: C3663A

2011 Jeep Liberty Sport...................................... 4D Sport Utility............................. 10

MILES $18,565

STK: L11820B

2011 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LT LT1.......... 4D Crew Cab ............................... 20,910

MILES $33,828

STK: L11789A

2007 Lexus ES 350................................................ 4D Sedan...................................... 51,657

MILES $18,671

STK: BS0468

2012 Mercedes C-Class C300 ............................ 4D Sedan..................................... 5,890

MILES $34,479

STK: J5487A

2010 Dodge Nitro SXT......................................... 4D Sport Utility............................. 25,855

MILES $18,872

STK: BP15954 2010 Mercedes M-Class ML350........................ 4D Sport Utility............................ 29,927

MILES $35,986

STK: T28950B 2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium................... 4D Sedan...................................... 15,444

MILES $18,900

STK: BS0465

2012 Mercedes GLK-Class GLK350 4Matic.... 4D Sport Utility............................ 6,912

MILES $36,479

STK: TP15933 2011 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4 ............................ 4D Sedan...................................... 11,569

MILES $18,980

STK: BS0467

2012 Mercedes GLK-Class GLK350 4Matic.... 4D Sport Utility............................ 6,852

MILES $36,479

STK: D0727A

2011 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS............................... 4D Sport Utility............................. 21,289

MILES $19,160

STK: LS0458

2012 Lexus RX 350............................................... 4D Sport Utility............................ 11,437

MILES $37,467

STK: H29278A 2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L................................. 4D Passenger Van ........................ 52,806

MILES $19,180

STK: BP15882 2011 Mercedes E-Class E350 4Matic............... 4D Sedan..................................... 25,536

MILES $40,416

STK: T29941B 2008 Acura TL Base............................................. 4D Sedan...................................... 45,189

MILES $19,180

STK: C3659A

2012 Cadillac CTS Base....................................... 2D Coupe..................................... 5,885

MILES $40,479

STK: T29804A 2011 Toyota Prius Two........................................ 5D Hatchback ............................... 29,484

MILES $19,378

STK: LS0462

2012 Lexus RX 350............................................... 4D Sport Utility............................ 11,719

MILES $40,747

STK: K13533A 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited ........................ 4D Sport Utility............................. 21,908

MILES $19,558

STK: B9921A

2011 Mercedes E-Class E350............................. 2D Coupe..................................... 20,209

MILES $40,955

STK: H29158A 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe SE ................................. 4D Sport Utility............................. 34,255

MILES $19,623

STK: B9949A

2010 Mercedes GL-Class GL450 ....................... 4D Sport Utility............................ 21,007

MILES $47,479

STK: T29592A 2007 Nissan Frontier SE ...................................... 4D Crew Cab ................................ 22,894

MILES $19,790

STK: C3733A

2010 Cadillac Escalade Premium...................... 4D Sport Utility............................ 49,329

MILES $47,499

STK: H28294A 2008 Toyota Highlander Sport .......................... 4D Sport Utility............................. 61,657

MILES $19,956

STK: B9947A

2011 Mercedes GL-Class GL450 ....................... 4D Sport Utility............................ 37,778

MILES $47,999

STK: H29269A 2010 Honda CR-V EX-L........................................ 4D Sport Utility............................. 39,114

MILES $19,964

STK: B9782A

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Base................................... 4D Sedan..................................... 13,406

MILES $51,411

STK: H29016B 2011 Kia Sorento EX............................................ 4D Sport Utility............................. 17,143

MILES $20,091

STK: B9685A

2009 Mercedes SL-Class SL550 ........................ 2D Convertible............................. 33,738

MILES $53,106

STK: H28879A 2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT................................ 4D Sport Utility............................. 52,385

MILES $20,127

STK: B9535A

2011 Lexus LX 570................................................ 4D Sport Utility............................ 24,769

MILES $62,511

STK: H28902A 2010 Honda CR-V EX-L........................................ 4D Sport Utility............................. 43,515

MILES $20,281

STK: B9963A

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class CLS550 ........ 4D Sedan..................................... 10,699

MILES $73,335

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