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Beginnings says angels are real people who are used by God for a specific purpose. They show up in your life, she says, lay a gift at your feet and don’t even know they did it. That was Fred. But even this is not the beginning. The beginning with Fred goes back some 35 years. That’s when he was a high school wrestler and I a local sportswriter. Wrestlers always fascinated me because their goal was to be as strong as they could be and at the same time as light as they could be. A kid like Fred, who wrestled at 105 pounds, would starve himself to remain at that weight. He talks about how his dad would be waiting after weigh-ins with a giant hoagie which Fred would practically inhale. Fred won the district championship his senior year but came down with the flu and could not wrestle in regionals. That’s a sports story I wrote and never forgot. I also never forgot Fred’s dad, also Fred, who was mayor of

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Dupont in the ‘80s. He was one of the classiest men I ever met and he and his wife, Joan, a beautiful couple. I wept when Fred died in 2005. He was only 68. He and Joan had married young – she was only 17. They were a year away from their 50th wedding anniversary. Fred, the son, has spent 28 years working with people with intellectual disabilities. He was recently named Deputy Secretary of the Office of Developmental Programming in Harrisburg and for more than five years before that served as director of the White Haven Center. A few weeks before Christmas he invited me to Hazleton High School on Dec. 28 to attend a special performance of “12/24” for the White Haven Center patients. I promised I would attend, mostly for Fred, but also for Rich Kossuth, the man behind “12/24.” “12/24,” as in Christmas Eve, is a musical performance in the style of Trans Siberian Orchestra. I’ve seen it before and it’s

breathtaking. This also brings me to another beginning. Rich Kossuth operates a successful business on South Main Street in Pittston. It’s called Rock Street Music. When it opened in 1985, some of the neighbors were on edge because of all the long-haired young men hanging around. I wrote a column about not judging a book by its cover. In 2010, 25 years later, Rich Kossuth was named Greater Pittston Person of the Year. And this leads to yet another beginning. Rock Street Music is located in a building that once housed the business Fidelity T.V. in the ‘60s and early ‘70s. My wife’s dad ran that business. Mary Kay grew up in the apartment upstairs. She was still living there as a 21-year-old nurse when her dad died of a heart attack right in the store. He was 44. Interestingly, Rich Kossuth’s dad, who also owned a store in Pittston, died young too, at only 26. So with all this swimming in my head, I made it my business

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to get to Hazleton High School on Dec. 28. It was not easy. It was a busy Friday at the paper, holiday traffic was horrendous, and I always think Hazleton is closer than it is, so I barely allowed enough time. But I’m really glad I went. The performance was better than expected. The reaction of the White Haven patients, many sitting in wheelchairs as they have most of their lives, was even more heartwarming than Fred had promised. And observing the parents of the patients along with the White Haven Center staff care for these unfortunate people is a lesson in humility that lasts a long, long time. Then comes perhaps the true beginning: the village of White Haven where the center is located. White Haven is my late dad’s home town. There are dozens of Ackermans buried in a cemetery not far from the center, including an Edward Ackerman, my dad’s brother who was killed in World War II.

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One way to begin a story is, of course, at the beginning. This is one of those stories. Except the beginning to this one is not easily determined. There are several actually. And they tend to keep changing. I thought the beginning was several months ago when Fred Lokuta and I renewed our friendship at the gym where we both work out, me usually running by brains out on an elliptical apparatus trying to keep my heart healthy and Fred pumping iron trying to win yet another weight lifting title, which he has since accomplished. It was a time when I was contemplating retirement and doing a lot of praying over it. Fred was an answer to my prayers. “Don’t do it,” he said, point blank. “Don’t retire. You have too much to offer.” His own zest for life at 51 years old (I’m 63) proved infectious and seeing him that first time marked the beginning of a renewal of my own enthusiasm. I have an old friend who

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myrrh?” one parishioner playfully asked, comparing him to one of the Wise Men that visited Jesus after his birth.

Not missing a beat, McDonnell responded, “Golf clubs.” McDonnell, 48, left for California on Jan. 10. His

new assignment is at St. Joseph Marello Parish, Granite Bay, Calif. in the Diocese of Sacramento. He helped preside over his final weekly novena to St. Joseph Marello and addressed the monthly meeting of the Josephite-Ma-

rellian Laity Association right after the Mass. “I’m a little uncomfortable using the word final,” he said. “Eventually, I’ll be back, but know that I want to be where God wants me to See FATHER, Page 27

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It could have been a night of tears. Father Paul McDonnell made sure it wasn’t. McDonnell, a longtime fixture in the Greater Pitt-

ston religious community, boarded a plane Thursday to his new assignment. On Wednesday night, he bid farewell to his congregation. “As you journey from the East, will you be bringing gold, frankincense, or


Inviting the Lord into their home Polish National Catholic Church keeps tradition of blessing, visitation alive

The Rev. Carmen Bolock, pastor of St. Mary's Polish national Catholic Church in Duryea, left, blesses the Dianese home in Duryea as Angie, right, Guido, and Blake Dianese, 13 months, watch.

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It’s an Eastern European tradition this church is keeping alive. Father Carmen G. Bolock of St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church in Duryea visits each home in his parish around the Feast of the Epiphany. And he stays for coffee and cake. Bolock visited the home of Guido and Angie Dianese on York Avenue in Duryea Thursday night. The home blessing was simple. A short prayer, holy water sprinkled in each room and the door frame marked in chalk. The mark above the door read, “20+K+M+B+13,” which represents the year and in between the numbers are in initials of the three kings from the East that visited Jesus Christ after his birth, traditionally Caspar, an Indian scholar; Melchior, a Persian scholar; and Balthazar, an Arabian scholar. Caspar is represented as a K because of Polish translation, Bolock said. Bolock said the Epiphany of

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Visitation for Blessing of Homes, according to the Rite of the Polish National Catholic Church, has roots in the Eastern European Tradition, which includes the Poles, Slovaks, Hungarians and those from the Ukraine and Russia. But the time Bolock spend with his parishioners goes to the heart of the visit. “As the Kings came to visit Christ, and brought him the gifts, the Kings come to visit our home and bring the gift of Christ,” Bolock said. “The Kings are bringing Christ as a guest in the

The characters '20+K+M+B+13' are inscribed with chalk on the door of the Dianese home in Duryea. The letters represent the names of the three kings Kaspar, Melchior and Balthasar, to provide protection against illness and misfortune during 2013.

home.” He said a blessing will cleanse the home of negative things that may have happened over the past year, such as illness, death, loss or grief.” “It picks up the spirit of the home and the family,” he said.

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to go better.” He said the blessing will offer hope for the New Year. “Plus, it gets me into the homes, to see what’s going on, and give them time to address any concerns or discuss matters of faith.” The Dianeses offered coffee and fresh cake to the guests. Angie Dianese said she started having Bolock over for the blessing several years ago. “We want our family to start the New Year in good spiritual standing,” she said. Her husband, Guido, was raised Roman Catholic, but didn’t go to church much until he married Angie. “We try to go now because of the family,” he said. The couple has a son, Blake, who is 1. Bolock said interesting things often happen at home blessings. When he was stationed at St. Joseph’s Polish National Cathol-

ic Church in Middleport, he visited a home with an overzealous 4-year-old. “When I sprinkled the holy water, some landed on the coffee table,” Bolock said. “He said you’re not supposed to spray water on the coffee table and he came over and wiped it off.” “Then I went mark the door with chalk, and the kid yelled out, ‘Mommy, he’s writing on the wall!’” He said his church tries to keep rich and valuable traditions alive. On the Feast of St. Stephen on Dec. 26, parishioners throw walnuts at him to symbolize the stoning of St. Stephen. On St. John’s Day, each churchgoer is given an extra cup of wine in commemoration of the failed poisoning attempt of St. John. His wine was poisoned, but the poison turned into a snake and slithered out of the cup. “In the old days, most houses had a living room and a parlor,” Bolock said. “Nobody came in the parlor unless the pastor came. It was a different time, but I like to keep those old traditions alive as much as possible.”

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Doug Warabak covered 79 miles on his first day in Georiga on his West Pittston to Florida bike trip.

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e was beset by dogs, police, a tornado and his own twisted knee. He slept in tool sheds, golf cart sheds, in an abandoned house, under the stars and, on Christmas Eve, on a picnic table under a pavilion behind a Baptist Church. But in the end, Doug Warabak completed his 1,515 mile bicycle ride from the West Pittston Moose Lodge to the Port Ritchey, Florida, Moose Lodge. When Warabak set out on his trip – a fund Warabak raiser for Moose Haven, a members’ retirement home – on December 9 in conjunction with the West Pittston Lodge’s 100th anniversary, he estimated the trip would take 22 days. It took 31. Bad weather, nine flat tires, one busted spoke and two days in bike shops were the major delays. He was near Wilmington, North Carolina, when a tornado set down a mile away. A giant cotton bale was a resting place for Warbak's bike "Trigger" in Georgia. See DIARY, Page 7

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Warabak was almost to the end when he stoped at this Lodge in Yulee, Florida.

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“I hit a wall of water and got drenched,” Warabak said. “I made it to the nearest lodge. It took a whole day to dry my clothes.” He covered only four miles that day. He was supposed to average 50. His best day was 96 miles on his first day in Florida where he reached the Yulee Moose Lodge. Warabak’s previous longest bicycle trip had been a 3-day, 170mile ride across Florida. So when the retired postal worker from Exeter, set out to ride his Trek Road Bike, which he nicknamed Trigger, to Florida it didn’t take him long to realize he had taken on a major challenge. On the first day he struggled to get over Bear Creek Mountain, was chased by a pit bull, twisted his knee trying to get his foot out of the pedal clips and got stopped by a state trooper. “He asked me where I was headed. When he stopped laughing, he told me to get off Rt. 33.” In Philadelphia, where he stayed with his son, he switched to mountain bike pedals. In Georgia two dogs attacked him, grabbed his saddle bags and nearly pulled him over. How’d he get away? “I just kept peddling.” On Christmas Eve near Maysville, North Carolina, with nowhere to go he stopped for a service at a Baptist Church. “I told the pastor, I felt like Joseph looking for a manger.” Warabak hauled two pounds of military meals, MREs, with him courtesy of his friend and Lodge Brother Scott Grebeck. He also had a couple pounds of almonds and raisins in daily

pouches and ate a lot of other stuff. “You have to load up on carbs,” he said. “Lots of pizza and pasta.” He stopped at a lot of Moose lodges where he was well fed. “And of course,” he said, “when you stop at a lodge you have to have a beer or two.” Even so, he lost 12 pounds on the trip. At a North Carolina lodge he walked into a bar full of Moose Brothers, but during a tour of the lodge they all disappeared. When he inquired, he was told, “They were out back for a sip of moonshine.” At each lodge he hit he was treated like family and he said, “My money was no good.”


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improve public safety and stop the population erosion. “Our record speaks for itself,” he said. “Just look around. It’s a different Pittston.” The seats of Councilmen Joe McLean and Argo are not the ballot. The first day to circulate and file nomination petitions for the May 17 primary is Feb. 19.

degree in sociology and criminal justice. He is now construction manager at Hadley Construction. Klush said he has had a successful first-term as mayor and now looks to the future and stabilizing the neighborhoods. “We did what we said we were going to do,” he said. “We’re now looking to the neighborhoods to clean them up.” He also plans to continue to

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First term Democratic Pittston Councilman Joe Chernouskas will not seek a second term, and former councilman Ken Bangs plans to run for the seat. Mayor Jason Klush and Councilman Mike Lombardo plan to run with Bangs and Controller Chris Latona as a team. This is the final election the controller will be on the ballot. The position was eliminated after from the Home Rule measure that passed last year. Chernouskas is not seeking another term to concentrate on his family, including his 13-yearold son and a recent promotion at work. Ken Bangs served two, nonconsecutive terms on council, dating back to 2000. A New Jersey native, he’s lived in Pittston for the past 33 years. He attended trade school in New Jersey and has two grown children. He is past president of the Hughestown Lions Club and the Leader Dog for the blind program. He has served as shop steward for Local 229 Union at Topps, Inc. He is currently employed by the Pittston Area School District in the maintenance department “All these projects that are going on now, we started them,” Bangs said. “The streetscape. The Riverfront Park. The new Little League field at Sullivan Park. The Condo project.” He says he wants to focus on cleaning up the neighborhoods. “I think great things are happening in the city,” he said. “That’s why I want to get back into it. I’d like to get into the residential areas, clean them up. Spruce up the parks. Continue the progress for the betterment of the city.” He lost his first council seat to Danny Argo by two votes. He decided not to run the next time. Lombardo is completing his first full term on council. He was appointed to council just after he

won the 2009 primary. The mayor, Joseph Keating, was defeated by Klush, and councilwoman Donna Connors McFadden filled out the rest of Keating’s term. Lombaro took Connors McFadden’s place on council. Lombardo, who lives in the Oregon section of the city, attended Seton Catholic High School, King’s College and graduated from Dickinson School of Law in 2003. He is an EMT and the vice president of the Greater Pittston Ambulance Association. He is also a volunteer firefighter for Pittston and was the past president of the YMCA board. He notes accomplishments as new construction downtown, the police K-9 program, the passage of Home Rule, aggressive code enforcement and hiring a professional manager. “To sum it up, there’s a different attitude about Pittston anymore,” Lombardo said. “In years past, when you said you were from Pittston, people said, ‘Oh jeez, you’re from Pittston, with run down buildings and people

Former Pittston Councilman Ken Bangs, Mayor Jason Klush and Councilman Micael Lombardo will run as a team in the upcoming May primary.

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Care and Concern Free Health Clinic schedules annual Golf Tournament for July 12 at Emanon

Mohegan boss to head golf outing By JON O’CONNELL

Sunday Dispatch Correspondent

Though he claims he is not good at golf, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs President Mike Bean has agreed to serve as honorary chairman for the Care and Concern Free Health Clinic Golf Tournament fundraiser. The casino manager said his company has supported the clinic’s fundraiser for years, but this is the first year organizers have asked anyone from the casino to serve as chairman. Bean, 47, shares the companywide philosophy that backing community programs should be a priority. He lauded the tournament and called it an incredibly efficient use of fundraising, with money raised directly affecting the success of St. John the Evangelist Parish’s free health clinic. About 40 paBean tients filled the clinic waiting room and halls as clinic Director Gloria Blandina accompanied Bean on a tour recently. She said a volunteer pharmacist was out sick and, though no volunteer sat still for more than a moment, it was obvious that each person plays an important role to streamline service. Last year, the clinic paid about $25,000 for patients’ diagnostic services outside the clinic. Blandina hopes money raised by the golf tournament will help offset costs for those types of outside services. “When we were talking to him, he sincerely wanted to see the clinic,” she said of Bean, indicating he had asked to take a glimpse of the clinic’s operation. She was elated that he would show interest in the group’s efforts and added that his involvement will only help to grow awareness and, hopefully, support. Bean enjoys golfing and plans to participate in the tournament July 12 at Emanon Country Club in Falls.

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Care and Concern free health clinic volunteers gather for a photo with their golf tournament fundraiser's honorary chairman, Mike Bean, of Mohegan Sun Arena at Pocono Downs. From left, seated, are Bernie Ambrosino, Gloria Blandina, Paula Connors. Standing, Carmen Ambrosino, Rich Amico, Dr. John Callahan, Mike Bean, Rev. John Bendik, Bill Joyce, Jim Blandina and Jim Connors.

To make a donation or register a foursome, call Didge Connors at 589-9181. In 2012, the tournament was played on July13 and the Captain and Crew format raised approximately $10,000 for the clinic which is located in the former Seton Catholic high school on William Street in Pittston. Care and Concern also operates a Pediatric Clinic for infants through 11 years old. The Pediatric Clinic is open the first and third Thursday of every month. Registration is from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. All services are free and confidential. The clinic is sponsored by the Care and Concern ministries of the Parish Community of St. John the Evangelist in Pittston.

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Gerald G. Patyk, 73, a resident of Swoyersville and formerly of Forty Fort, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 6, 2013, at Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, surrounded by his family, following a lengthy illness. His loving and devoted wife is the former Eunice Urban. Together, Gerald and Eunice celebrated 50 years of marriage on June 23, 2012. Born in Kingston, he was a son of the late George and Mary Farris Patyk. Raised in Forty Fort, Gerald was a graduate of Forty Fort High School, class of 1957. Upon graduation, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy and

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attained the rate of Storekeeper 2nd Class and was honorably discharged July 7, 1960. Prior to his retirement from Sallie Mae in 2001, Gerald was employed by Ortho Pharmaceutical, Raritan, N.J., and Air Products & Chemicals, Hanover Township. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, Luzerne. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Patyk Villano, in 2004; mother-inlaw and father-in-law, Connie and Francis Urban. Surviving are his wife, Eu-

nice; granddaughters, Connie, Katy and Mia Villano; son-in-law, James; sister, Patricia, Florida; sister-in-law, Joan Urban John, Dallas; brother-in-law, Frank Urban and wife, Joan, West Pittston; nieces and nephews, loving niece, “Connie John”; and his faithful companion – his pet cat, “Jenny.” Gerald was a very special man in so many ways and will be deeply missed. “We will always love you, Gerry!” The family offers a special thank-you to the doctors and nursing staffs that cared for Gerry, especially Dr. Susan Sordoni for her most compassionate care. A Mass of Christian

Burial was held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Holy Family Parish Church, Bennett Street, Luzerne, with the Rev. Michael Zipay, his pastor, officiating. Interment was in Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to Holy Family Parish or the Luzerne County SPCA, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. For any additional information or to send the family and online message of condolence, visit the funeral home website at www.hughbhughes.com.

Adele Jean Spak, 77, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at home in Exeter. Born in Hilldale, a daughter of the late Ralph and Frances Zurla Fischi, she was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School. Adele touched the heart of every person she met. Her physical beauty was only outshined by the beauty and love that shone from her heart. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Daniel Spak. Surviving are her daughter, Diane Spak Maroun; son, Daniel Spak, and wife Karin Schleyer Spak; son-in-law, Samir Maroun; grandchildren, Maria Maroun, David Spak and Deanna Spak. Funeral will be held at the convenience of the family from the Yeosock Funeral Home, Plains Township.

Charles P. Stefanoski January 6, 2013 band, Leo, Nanticoke; sons, Thomas and his wife, Beth, of Swoyersville, and Gerald and his wife, Dorothy, of Hanover Township; five grandchildren; sisters, MaryLou, Helena and Elaine. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, Jan.

9, 2013, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church of St. Monica’s Parish, 363 W. Eighth St, West Wyoming. Interment was in St. Mary’s Maternity Cemetery, West Wyoming. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen,

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Charles P. Stefanoski, of Hamilton Street, West Wyoming, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He was born in WilkesBarre on Aug. 9, son of the late Peter and Anna Ochman Stefanoski. He was a graduate of Marymount High School, class of 1948. He attended Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, graduating in 1953. Charles was formerly employed as a regional manager at CIBA-GEIGY Pharmaceuticals for 40 years. Following his retirement, he was employed as a registered pharmacist at Redicka’s Pharmacy in Dupont for 15 years. He was a pilot and member of the Anthracite Flying Club. He was also a past member of the Fox Hill Country Club. He was a member of St. Monica’s Parish in West Wyoming. Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was his brother, Stanley. Surviving are his wife, the former Eleanor Obuhoski, with whom he celebrated 59 years of marriage; daughter, Karen Koretz, and her hus-

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wood, PA. Good day on the road...no flats no rain. Arrived in Kirkwood PA staying with a host family. Pot pie and homemade Christmas cookies! Dry bed, family meal ‘n’ hot shower. Life is Good! December 16 – near Rossmoor, MD. Happened to arrive at Lodge 1775 for their Christmas party, what luck. Like to thank Bob Lawson Administrator of 1775 for their hospitality and Emmit for setting me up on the grounds for the night. They did have my article from the Dispatch posted on their board...sweet! December 21 – near South Suffolk, VA. Crossed the James River aboard the Pocahontas ferry. Howling winds and white caps Fought cross winds all day and punctured tire/tube. Bike shop tomorrow. Jesse Byrum of Lodge 141 Suffolk VA has been most gracious host with hot shower couch meal and generous contribution to Moose Haven. Felt very welcomed and at home. Thank-you Lodge 141

December 22 – near Tarheel, NC. Trigger at the Blacksmith having tube and Kevlar tire mounted. Rear hub and cassette disassembled for spoke replacement. I’m in better shape than Trigger...Lol December 25 – near Wilmington, NC. A Christmas miracle happened to me tonight. Riding into Wilmington NC with Lodge 343 closed and having no lodging or meal plans as everything was closed, I was waved from a passing motorist to pull over. I discovered that the wife had cycled from Maine to Washington state and learning of my travels offered me to stay the night for laundry, shower a meal and lodging for the night. They are my Christmas Angels. December 26 – near Silver Lake, NC via mobile. Moose Lodge 343 Administrator Jim Murphy arranged a fabulous hotel room at the Best Western nearby. December 28 – near Carolina Shores, NC. Tune of the day I Feel Good, James Brown. December 29 – near Garden City, SC. How do you say Thank You to Lodge 1959 when you walk thru the door and get a standing ovation?

January 1 – near Statesboro, GA. Tune of the day, Georgia on My Mind. Arrived in Statesboro only to find learn Lodge 1089 is open only on Saturdays. Great ride of 79 miles on desolate back roads. Only negative was popping rear tire and tube late in the day. Thank goodness for duct tape to get me to bike shop. All is well... Doug January 5 – near Yulee, FL.30 Miles from Moose Haven! Do You Believe It? After walking into Nassau Lodge 2352 in Yulee, FL unannounced, I met Gov. Ronald B. Cardin and Admin. Lou Slider. The entire lodge was so excited for me. Let me say to the entire Moose Nation that the Brotherhood/Sisterhood of L.O.O. M. Is alive and well and has been and always will be a true family organization as Lodge 2352 provided me a hotel stay and breakfast this a.m. As have so many other lodges and individuals along the way. My sincere Thanks January 6 – near Yulee Heights, FL. No rain, no dogs, no wind, no hills, no sun, no rumble strips. No Problem! Jacksonville Skyline.

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Red Hats meet Wednesday; pastie sale Thursday Blooms and Bubbles, the Greater Pittston Chapter of the Red Hat Society, will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Savo’s Restaurant in the Pittston Plaza at 12:30. Ann Rose is the hostess for this meeting. Members are asked to bring a “gag gift” for dirty bingo. Anthracite Labor Wars is topic

The Lackawanna Historical Society will host authors Dr. Robert Wolensky and William “Bill” Hastie on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Catlin House to discuss their new book, Anthracite Labor Wars. Dr. Wolensky is the author of several books and an adjunct

professor of history and sociology at King’s College. Hastie is an anthracite historian and former mineworker for the Knox Coal Company. Their program, “Anthracite Labor Wars in the WyomingLackawanna Coal Field, 18901935,” will focus on labor struggles between the Pennsylvania Coal Company and their employees in the company’s Lackawanna County collieries. For more information about the program, contact the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570344-3841 or email lackawannahistory@gmail.com. Pastie sale

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Question #1 In 1966, what was one result of the West Side School District merger that was believed to be a posWith Judy Minsavage sible first in the United States? 1966 – 47 Years Ago JoAnne Mary McLaughlin, a native of Pittston, completed 10 weeks of basic training at the women’s recruit training command at Bainbridge, Maryland. The new WAVE graduated during a military review. In 1942, the WAVES became a World War II division of the U.S. Navy and consisted entirely of women. The name was the acronym for “Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service.” Exeter Tax Collector James C. Walsh completed his four-year term in office. During his term, he donated all of his income, which totaled $24,000, to the tuition of Exeter students in local colleges. Tax collector-elect Merle Pace pledged to continue the program. The borough of Wyoming adopted members of 161st Aviation Company serving 16 miles west northwest of Qui Nhon, Vietnam. Mayor Irving Hughes presented Post 396 of Veterans of Foreign Wars members Gertrude Dymond, Stanley Lepka, Mrs. Pat Steransky, Richard Lyons, John Basta, Steve Steransky, Ed Roback, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lipka, James Crane, Thomas Kosisky and Gene Allegrucci with a proclamation indicating the com-

munity’s action. Major Michael R. Thomas, of Wyoming, commanded the 161st. The soldiers in the unit named their area in the war zone “Wyoming Valley.” According to www.talkingproud.us, “The 161st Aviation Co. arrived at the port of Qui Nhon in late November 1965. They set up camp on a hill in the An Sou Valley, about 12 miles west of Qui Nhon. There was nothing there and the unit had to build what they could build from the ground floor up. They even built a wonderful chapel on a small knoll overlooking the base.” 1976 – 37 Years Ago Mrs. Irene McDonald was unanimously elected president at the reorganization meeting of the Avoca Borough Council. McDonald had previously been appointed to serve during a six-month interim period upon the resignation of former president Frank Fuller. She was the first woman to be elected to serve on Council in Avoca. An anonymous letter from an area resident brought a family of a missing Media girl to Greater Pittston. Sixteen year-old Wendy Eaton went missing after she set out on an afternoon walk

from her home in Delaware County on May 17, 1975. In response to an ad the family placed in the Philadelphia Inquirer, a letter arrived from someone in the area, explaining that Wendy had been seen soliciting for a religious group known as the Forever Family. Hoping to find Wendy, her parents traveled to the area, but found no trace of their daughter or the religious group. Wendy’s photo and description are posted on the website www.pennsylvaniamissing.com. An age-progression photo is posted on www.charleyproject.org. She would be approximately 54 years of age. The Sunday Dispatch Inquiring Photographer asked Pittston residents, “How do you feel about legalizing gambling in Pennsylvania?” Mike Lynott answered, “I’m for it; Uncle Sam will benefit and it will increase prosperity in the Commonwealth.” Gennaro Adonizio added, “Yes, why take our money out of Pennsylvania? The Poconos would make the ideal Las Vegas of the East Coast.” Esther Chiavacci stated, “I would cast my vote in favor of adopting a law to bring gambling out in the open where it can be controlled.” Gambling became legal in Pennsylvania in 2004. 1986 – 27 Years Ago The newly-constructed Pittston Chamber of Commerce Building at the intersection of William Street and Kennedy Boulevard was nearing completion. Pittston Mayor Thomas Walsh broke

ground for the 2,000 sq. ft facility in September 1985. Prior to its new home, the chamber was located on the second floor of the Miner’s Bank Building at the corner of South Main and Broad Streets. According to Ed Ackerman in his Sunday Dispatch column, the best New Year’s wish he had heard came from Father Charles Rokosz, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church, Hughestown, to his parishioners: “In 1986, may you all be blessed with enough prosperity to remain humble.” The Greater Pittston Touch Football League disbanded in 1986, but Duryea Auto Wreckers went 7-5 during the regular season and made the playoffs. Members of the team, Matty Hogan, Tony Lieback, Andrew Marich, Brian Fahey, Jerry Fitzpatrick, Tom McClain, Bruce Widdick, Ken Keezer, Bob Fahey, Brian Delaney, Paul Dixon, John Colwell, Bert Maxwell, Andy Arnone, Ed Shannon, Dennis Redding, Franny Gardner, Mark Dessoye, Jim McLaughlin and Bob Kolbeck looked forward to playing their last game against Torbik’s Safe and Lock for the championship. If anyone knows the outcome of the game, please call me at 602-0168. Question 2 In 1986, what valuable items were found in the abandoned Lincoln School building?

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Guest bartenders set for ‘Winter Bliss’ event Guest bartenders for Winter Bliss, a cocktail party fundraiser at Palazzo 53 in Pittston next Sunday to support a new cancer recovery program at the Greater Pittston YMCA gather outside Palazzo 53. From left, Joseph Joyce Jr., Vice President, Commercial Lines Joyce Insurance Group; Atty. Girard Mecadon; Rosemary Dessoye, Executive Vice-President of the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce; Lori Nocito, Executive Director of Leadership WilkesBarre; Rachel PughDomiano, Vice President of Media Optimization ReferLocal; Ed Ackerman, editor of the Sunday Dispatch; Atty. Alexandra Kokura; and Craig Lukatch, CEO of the Greater Pittston YMCA.

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ways. She was a longtime member of the Langcliffe Presbyterian Church, in Avoca. She is survived by two children, her son, Scott Zimmerman, Scranton, and her daughter, Karen Cerulli, Pittston; five siblings, her brother, Robert Bolock, and wife Lucy, Old Forge; four sisters, Charlotte Hughes, Inkerman, Leola Bartush, Scranton; Evelyn Gutowski, Avoca; Marcella Creedon, Fla.; four grandchildren, Christopher, Nicholas and Jennifer Cerulli, and

Julia Zimmerman; and many niecesandnephews.;sisters,Betty Nossavage, Sarah Paltanavage, Margie Green and Theresa Webb also preceded her in death. Services will be held at Shrine Cemetery in Dallas and are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dolores’ name to Langcliffe Presbyterian Church,1001Main St., Avoca, PA 18641. Please visit www.kearneyfuneralhome.com for directions, or to leave an online condolence.

Virginia Foglia December 31, 2012 Virginia Foglia, 83, of Long Beach and Palm Springs, Calif., passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born Oct. 7, 1929, in Charleston, W.Va., Ginny was a daughter of the late Bernardo “Benny” Foglia and Teresa Russo Foglia. Ginny was a graduate of Exeter High School, class of 1947. Later in life, she furthered her education at City College, New York City, and UCLA in California. Virginia relocated to Southern California in 1960 to become an office manager for the excavating firm of J.K. Harrison Inc. Twenty-five years later, she purchased the same company and became its president and CEO. Ginny’s firm was instrumental in supplying heavy equipment to local municipalities after the 1996 Northridge earthquake. Virginia traveled around the world many times, always collecting recipes to bring back to her beloved “Gourmet Club.” Ginny had many interests out-

side of her corporate life -- most notably her involvement with the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra and the Palm Springs Film Festival, which she took part in every year. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her “first” brother, Bernard, in1940; sisters, Lenore Molesky and her husband, Frank; Rose Ann Foglia; nephew, David Molesky; niece, Terry Giuliano; ex-husband, Robert Werts; and ex-mother in law, Mrs. Rolle, with whom Virginia had a wonderful relationship until her passing. Ginny is survived by her brothers Bernard and his wife, Karen, Exeter; Richard and his wife, Dana, West Pittston, and Harveys Lake; nephew, James Molesky, Houston, Texas; nieces, Maria and Teresa, Oakland ,Calif.; great-nephew, Nicholas Barron, and his wife, Beth, Gloucester City, N.J. A Memorial Mass was on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at St. Barbara Parish in St. Anthony of

Padua Church, 28 Memorial Ave., Exeter. Memorial donations may be made, if desired, to the Long Beach Symphony, 555 E. Ocean Blvd., Suite 106, Long Beach CA 90802, or your local chapter of the Humane Society, in memory of Ginny’s beloved dog, Prissy. To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com.

Court of Honor is set for Eagle Scout Duryea Troop 285 will conduct an Eagle Scout Court of Honor Reception for Ryan Burdick, of Taylor at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the American Legion Hall, 329 Main St., Duryea. The reception will be hosted by Burdick’s parents, Kelly and Ken Burdick. The grandson of Ruth Burdick and the late William Burdick and the late Martin and Jean Nealon, Burdick received his Eagle rank from the NEPA Council on June 20, 2012. Since this year is the 100th anniversary of the Eagle Scout, he will receive the commutative Eagle Scout Rank Badge. Burdick began his scouting career with the Old Forge Cub Scout Pack 98 as a Wolf and Bear Cub Scout and transferred to Duryea Cub Scout Pack 375 as a Webelos Scout. He received the highest rank of the Arrow of Light in 2005. That same year, he crossed the bridge at the Blue and Gold Banquet and received his Boy Scout Badge and became a member of the Eagle Patrol of Duryea Troop 285. He attended

several Webelos overnight camping trips to Merli Sarnoski Park in Carbondale, the NEPA Burdick Council Traveling Camporee to Colonial Williamsburg and attended the Boston Camporee in October. He has attended Goose Pond Summer Camp for the past six years. Having earned 34 merit badges, Burdick has also assisted with several Eagle Scout projects for his fellow Scouts. His Eagle Scout project was done for the Taylor Historic Cemetery where he refurbished four benches by sanding and coating them with water sealant. He then removed all the debris from the rear stairway and added a new rock base to the existing stairs. He completed his project on Sept. 1, 2011. A senior at Scranton Prep High School, Burdick plans to attend college in Boston to become a lawyer or judge and study business and chemistry.

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53. Her idea was to transform her restaurant into a fun, hip cocktail event with local celebrity bartenders all to support THRIVE. Palazzo 53 and the Y brought together patrons of the restaurant and those who support the Pittston community to serve as the guest bartenders. All proceeds of the event including all tips will go toward the THRIVE program. Guest bartenders include Rosemary Dessoye, Executive Vice-President of the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce; Lori Nocito, Executive Director of Leadership Wilkes-Barre; Rachel Pugh-Domiano, Vice President of Media Optimization Re-

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Happy birthday Happy birthday to Theresa Ryzner, Duryea, celebrating today, Jan. 13. Her daughter-inlaw, Samantha Ryzner, noted her birthday Jan. 8. Happy birthday to Joe Butera,

aka “Joe B,” of Avoca celebrating on Jan 14. Happy birthday to Mary Lynn Murray (Kutzer), Carbondale, formerly of West Pittston, Jan. 16. Also to Bonnie Edwards, West

Pittston, Jan. 14, and Tom Wasko, Pittston Jan 17. Also, Libby Harned Mullen, of Hughestown, celebrating on Jan. 13 and Tina Grieco Calub, Hughestown, celebrating on Jan 14.

Mary Ann Gorzkowski, of Avoca, Sal Sciandra, of Pittston, and Kurt VanDuzer, of Pittston, agreed with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge’s decision to ban travel until roads could be deemed safe.

schools affected and white was represented in Wyoming and West Wyoming.

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2006 – 7 Years Ago Kristen Baumes, of Pittston, made front-page news by scoring her 1,000th career point in the Pittston Area girls basketball team’s victory over rival Wyoming Area. She achieved the goal in the opening minutes of the game, scoring a threepointer. Answer #1 Confusion was evident in 1966 in the choosing of the school colors for the-newly formed Wyoming Area School District. The colors chosen were gold, green and white, which was noted as possibly the first time in state and national history that a tri-color had been adopted as a school’s official colors. The logic of the selection was that West Pittston (green) and Exeter (gold) were the largest of the

Answer #2 Pittston Area teacher Liz Brogna began a five-year program aimed at building a string orchestra consisting of fourth, fifth and sixth-graders. When the program began, three abandoned base violins were found in the old band room at the Lincoln Building in Pittston. The district paid approximately $800 to have the three instruments restored. At the time, they would have cost well over $1,000 each brand new. In the second year of its existence, the program had 50 students in the process of learning traditional stringed orchestral instruments. A product of the Pittston High School music program, Mrs. Brogna started learning piano but was influenced by Helen Oliveri, her music teacher, to take up a stringed instrument. She took her teacher’s advice and, for many years, played with the Wilkes-Barre Phil-

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1996 – 17 Years Ago The Blizzard of ’96 dumped approximately 21 inches of snow across the region and set accumulation records in the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia areas. As many local residents began digging out, West Pittston Mayor Ray Crisci stated, “We’re well over the budget” for snow removal. Street Commissioner Bob Dovin said his crews were working 10-hour days. Pittston, which had budgeted $15,000 for snow removal, had already spent $16,000 on contracted equipment to haul snow to various dumpsites in the city. Leo Glodzik III, owner of Duryea Auto, received a thank you from Pittston Mayor Thomas Walsh and City Council for opening his shop at midnight on the first day of the storm. Two salt spreaders had broken down and Glodzik and welder Brian Toole set about making repairs.

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OUR OPINION

Knox at 54

Significant historical events always get more attention when their anniversaries fall in zero numbers years, such 50. But just because the anniversary of the Knox Mine Disaster this year is a boring number, 54, don’t dismiss it. The actual anniversary is January 22. The memorial mass is today at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. The wreath laying at the Knox Memorial in front of Baloga’s Funeral Home is 11:15 a.m. next Sunday. If you aren’t well-versed in the disaster, the 54th year is as good a year to learn about it as the 50th or 60th. One way is to read the book, “The Knox Mine Disaster: The Final Years of the Northern Anthracite Industry and the Effort to Rebuild a Regional Economy” by Robert P., Kenneth C. and Nicole H. Wolensky.

Blanket drive alive A story in last Sunday’s paper about Cole Cherkas – an 11-year-old Pittston boy who is collecting blankets for two hospices, including the one that cared for his grandmother in her final days, generated a response – but Cole could always use more blankets. Cole started the blanket drive after his grandmother, Georgianna “Ginger” Gelsleichter, died in 2010. “When my grandmother was sick, she always had a blanket,” he said. “Even in the summers she would get a chill and have that blanket.” Cole has set up a blanket bin in the lobby of the Sunday Dispatch at 109 New Street. Drop off or send new blankets here and we’ll make sure Cole gets them.

RIP ’Mort’ Life around here is a little less fun today. We lost a jovial friend on Friday when Ronald Mortimer died. Better known as “Ronnie” or just “Mort,” Mortimer was well-liked as a Pittston Area history teacher, writer and city clerk. He was the chairman of the Pittston Area history department. He loved history in general and loved local history. He loved Pittston, too, and served her as city clerk after he retired from teaching in 2004. He had a memorable laugh, which he was quick to express and he was quick with a joke of his own.

YOUR OPINION Winter inspires local poet Winter ‘Tis a time, When temperatures plummet and don’t climb We long for the warm days And a strong sun’s rays During the other seasons, it’s nice to be able to walk around And see new plant growth surround Our feelings seem brighter And the clothing we wear is much lighter

Automobiles stay clean After a good wash, they have that new car sheen Winter still has its purpose, I’m sure Maybe it’s to keep snow on the slopes for skiers’ allure Winters do seem long for me But there is a silver lining, Spring will come and make everyone happy Ronald Voveris Yatesville

Thanks Greater Pittston for ‘Toys for Tots’ generosity Editor: This note is to say “thank you” to all in the Greater Pittston community who donated to the U.S. Marine Corp Toys for Tots program at The UPS Store at the Midway Shopping Center.

This year we received over $2,500 in toy donations and monetary gifts for this worthy cause. John Minetola Owner, The UPS Store

Calls National Guard a bargain for state and country Editor: I have long known that the National Guard and Reserve are a bargain for our state and country. It’s gratifying to finally see the numbers in black and white. Last month, the Reserve Forces Policy Board issued a report to the Secretary of Defense on the full cost of military personnel. It’s the first official report from a Department of Defense entity that makes it clear that the cost of a National Guard or Reserve member is much less than that of an active-component member. The report, which looked at all costs such as health care, dependent education, housing and retirement, shows that, in fiscal year 2013, the annual cost to the federal government for a re-

serve-component member is $123,351 while the cost of an active-component member is $384,622. I point this out because, as part of the president’s 2013 defense budget, the Air Force proposes to reduce the size and capability of its most efficient and cost-effective forces – the reserve component. More specifically, they plan to close the Air Force Reserve’s 911th Airlift Wing based in Pittsburgh this year. Governor Tom Corbett and I continue to work with members of Congress, urging them to support a 2013 budget that honors

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P R I M A RY E L ECT I O N 2013

Singer candidate for district judge Pittston Attorney Mark A. Singer, Esquire is announcing his candidacy for District Judge of the Magisterial District Judge for District 11-1-04. The District comprises the municipalities of Pittston and the greater Pittston area, Duryea, Avoca, DuPont, and Hughestown. Singer graduated from Pittston Area High School in 1980 and immediately enrolled in the University of Scranton where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a duel Bachelor of Science Degrees in 1984. He earned his Juris Doctorate in 1987 from Dickinson School of Law at Penn State University. Singer was admitted into the Practice of Law in 1987 and in all courts in the State of Pennsylvania,the United States District Court for the Middle District, The United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He began his career after Law School in Lehigh County as a Public Defender and Attorney Singer has since served as an Assistant District Attorney for Luzerne County, and First Assistant Liaison to the Lower Lackawanna/Upper Luzerne County Drug Task Force. In addition, Singer has served the Municipal Police Officers

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Education and Training Commission (M.P.O.E.T.C.) for nearly10 years, as an instructor. He was also Adjunct Instructor in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at Luzerne County Community College. He has also been an advisor to the Pittston Area Young Lawyers. As a defense attorney, Singer is one of 12 attorneys certified to defend capital cases. He has prosecuted murders, rapists, burglars, drug dealers, child abusers and those that prey upon the elderly. He has prosecuted as well as defended a death penalty case.

Singer has been active in the Pittston Area School District having been involved on the Board of Directors and a Region 7 Director to The Pennsylvania School Board Association. As a member of Lions International Attorney Singer was awarded the prestigious Melvin Jones Fellow Award. He has also served as President of the Hughestown Lions Club. Mark is an elder in the Second Presbyterian Church of Pittston, a member of the Keystone Consistory and an Irem Temple Shriner. Singer is son to the late Francis Anthony Singer from Avoca and Amelia Lena (Foglia) of Hughestown. He is married to the former Heidi Baldygo and they have one daughter Anjelica Nicola, a student at the Pittston Area Middle School. On Tuesday, Jan. 15, Singer invites the public to the announcement of his candidacy at 10 a.m. at Pittston City Hall, 35 Broad Street, Pittston. Additional information on Attorney Mark A. Singer may be found on his website www.marksingerfordistrictjudge.com

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The JFK Elementary School in the Wyoming Area School District is holding Vera Bradley Bingo Fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.) in the Wyoming Area Secondary Center cafeteria, 20 Memorial Street, Exeter. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door but seating is limited. To purchase tickets in advance, make check payable to JFK PTO and send to 50 Penn Avenue, Exeter PA 18643, ATTN: BINGO. Please include name, address, phone and e-mail address. For more information, please call 570-362-1680. Brennan Regan Auxiliary

American Legion Auxiliary to Brennan Regan Post 585 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the post home, 329 Main St. Members are reminded to submit their 2013 dues. Any member that has not paid

them or updated any necessary information should as soon as possible. The Auxiliary will have its annual dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Valenti’s Restaurant, Exeter. Any member interested in attending may sign up at the post home. This year the ladies are responsible for paying for their own meal and the Auxiliary will provide the gratuity. Attendees will meet at the post home at 6:30 p.m. the day of the dinner. The reservation is at 7 p.m. Valentine’s Dinner Dance

The Dupont V.F.W. post 4909 Home Association will hold it annual Valentine’s Day Dinner and dance on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Music provided by Frank and Judy. A dinner buffet will be served from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. bar will be open from 7:30 to 12:30 a.m. There will be door prizes. Tickets are $28 per person. For reservations see Bob Lopata or call 654-9104. Deadline for reservations if Feb. 8.

St. John’s Night at the Races set St. John the Evangelist Parish Community, Pittston will hold their annual Night at the Races, Saturday, Feb 9. Doors open at 6 p.m. with post time at 7 p.m.

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tening are criminal and worth a spanking and a stint in the Luzerne County Correctional Facility. I know you will start to pull-away from the woman who almost died giving birth to you during these years and I advise against it. If your mother wants a hug, you better hug the needy broad. And if she wants a kiss, don’t offer the top of your head. There may be lice in there and she wants a kiss, not a mouthful of hair. The Teenage Years… Prime Dead Man Walking Days Do not take the only phone charger your mother owns and leave it at your friend’s house for a week. This is rational grounds for losing your own phone forever, or seven days, which in your mind is forever. If you’re a wrestler and don’t wear your headgear ALL THE TIME or you will get a fascinating disorder called Cauliflower Ear. Google it. It looks more like mashed potatoes, but whatever vegetable it is, it will turn everyone’s stomach. Chicks hate it. And, if you’re stupid enough to never wear your headgear and you wake up one day with an ear the size of a Kaiser roll, here is what NOT to do: Do not go into your neighborhood pharmacy and ask for syringes, like a common heroin addict. (With a buzz cut and a snappy Ralph Lauren Cardigan…but still…) If you should obtain syringes, do not depend on your 17-year-old friend to snap on plastic gloves, tune into a You Tube Video for a tutorial on draining procedures and plunge the syringe into the turnip in order to aspirate. Not once, not twice, but three times. Your friend is a phenomenal wrestler, but a sucky doctor. Did I mention chicks hate cauliflower ear? When you’re 17 years-old and your very generous curfew is not satisfactory when measured against the curfews of friends or enemies, do not decide to beat the parental system. Coming home in time for curfew, pretending to go to sleep, sneaking back out of the house again and then falling asleep and never coming home is: A. Very. Very. Bad. Idea. The police think so too. Boob. Kids, here’s hoping you take my pearls of wisdom and not repeat my own children’s idiotic mistakes. Some of your stupidity is preventable … most is not. It’s just how boys are wired. Most boys. And men too, actually. You’re all screwed. Remember that your random acts of foolishness cause your mother’s frown line to deepen and her already unpredictable mood swings to tip the barometer toward the direction of “kill.” Have a heart…think before you act. As if. Well, at least watch your head. That ceiling fan causes a lot of cranial damage. Like, a lot. Good luck.

Maria Heck frequently dispenses such motherly advice in her column which appears in this space every other week.

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

Back to basics The New Year is a time for many opportunities. Taking a look at our family’s food choices and our own is a great beginning to a new year. Do we fill half of our lunch and dinner plates with fruits and vegetables? If so, then great. If not, then why not? Our bodies benefit much from eating fruits and vegetables. They ward off many chronic diseases and improve the quality of our lives by fighting something called “free radicals.” According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, United States Department of Health and Human Services, “Free radicals are highly unstable molecules that are naturally formed when you exercise and when your body converts food into energy. Your body can also be exposed to free radicals from a variety of environmental sources, such as cigarette smoke, air pollution, and sunlight. Free radicals can cause “oxidative stress,” a process that can trigger cell damage. Oxidative stress is thought to play a role in a variety of diseases including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and eye diseases such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Most of us are probably creating more free radicals because of eating and rather than exercising in large amounts. So how do we fight these free radicals off? Fruits and vegetables naturally have compounds called phytochemicals, or simple plant chemicals. I refer to these often in this column as getting back to basics with fruits and vegetables have many benefits. Each day our bodies, large and small need a variety of vegetables. Deep green, red orange, leafy and in lesser quantities, starchy vegetables like corn and peas. Some may say, I don’t have time, or they are too costly to buy. Some may say, I’ll take it in a pill form. The recommendation is to get it from the natural source, food. Food gives us satiety, variety, and a break from boredom. January is a great month to dust off those old recipes for soups, stews and roasted vegetables all which contain vegetables. January is also a great month to taste the sweetness of fresh fruit. Many can be baked to fill the house with their wonderful aromas. Let’s take a look next at the cost of fruits and vegetables. First, choose what’s in season. Cabbage, carrots, celery and onions make a great stir-fry with loaded phytochemicals. Bananas, oranges and pears can range from $ .69 cents per pound to $1.49. Compare your family’s serving size of snack crackers, chips and donuts with the cost of one piece of fruit. How do they measure up? Get back to basics this January by getting fruits and vegetables back on your plate. Make them half of your plate. To begin, try this easy to make stir fry. Make a double batch and enjoy the planned leftovers for lunch the next day. Stir Fry Winter Vegetables

1 cup diced cabbage 1 cup peeled and sliced fresh carrot 1 cup sliced celery 1cup chopped green pepper 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth 2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary and thyme or 2 tsp of dried rosemary and thyme Fresh ground pepper Spray pan with non cooking spray. Heat on low, add cabbage, carrot, celery, green pepper and broth. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add rosemary, thyme and pepper. Heat for 5 more minutes. Enjoy! Mary R. Ehret, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., is with Penn State Cooperative Extension, Luzerne County, 16 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston, Pa., 18643. (570) 825-1701/602-0600. Fax (570) 825-1709. mre2@psu.edu.

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There is a phenomenon that floats around the Heck Asylum every now and then …okay, constantly, and we call it Dead Man Walking Syndrome. This is an occurrence that transpires when one or both of my sons complete an act so radically stupid that it literally robs me of my breath. I’m fascinated that when such things occur, their marginallyformed brains never turn on the: “Crap…I am going to be in SO MUCH TROUBLE” switch. It’s only once they are caught committing random acts of idiocy that the switch may turn on, but only halfway. I‘m writing this column to all my young friends out there. Consider this a gift. Read the contents carefully and I will save you from a world of hurt and an epic amount of grounding. Learn from my little spawn’s mistakes. Read and learn! The Very Young Years When you’re 4 years-old and new to a neighborhood, here is what NOT TO DO: open a window, pull down your pants and moon the new neighbors…among whom happen to be a reverend and his wife. Also, do not add the words: “Hi! We’re new here! Kiss my rear!” It just leaves a bad taste in everyone’s mouth and doesn’t bode well for longterm neighborly relationships. Try to borrow a cup of sugar after that nugget drops. Do not take-off your Pull-Up and have an accident on the garage floor. If you do, confess. Do not run into the house and say you just saw a squirrel and a deer poop in the garage. Simultaneously . Highly unlikely scenario coupled with the ick factor doubles your punishment. Do not borrow your mother’s razor and shave the dog. And worse, put it back, unclean, in the shower. Just don’t. Do not scooter across Wyoming Avenue and encourage your friends to do the same because you swear they were all born with “Super Speed.” You are a liar and they are a bunch of sheep following their lying leader. Don’t ding-dong-ditch the entire street. Pick one or two houses. I can handle two irate phone calls…but not twelve. Don’t ask your mother why her face is creased, or why her belly looks like Play Doh, or why she has old-lady cold hands. The Pre-Teen Years CLEAN YOUR GROTESQUE ROOM. The more it smells like Lizard Gecko feces, the more days you will spend in solitary confinement. Just pick up your stinking underwear for God’s sake. That goes for food products in your room, as well. An Oreo is a cookie when it’s in the pantry but it’s a breeding ground for various things on multiple legs when it’s hidden under your bed with a coffee cup of curdled milk. Don’t jump up and down on your parent’s bed when the ceiling fan is on. I mean … really? Be sure you don’t pocket-dial your mother when you’re out carousing with the homies. The things she hears you say when you don’t know she is lis-

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Faithful gather to say go

Rev. Paul McDonnell leads the prayer to Oblates of his last Mass before leaving for California We

Members of the Josephite-Marellian Laity Association listen to remarks by Father Paul.

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The cake, which reads 'Father Paul is heading west. We will miss you!'

Jasmine Mikita of West Pittston, right, wishes Rev. McDonnell a safe trip to California.

Oblates Provincial Superior Rev. Philip Massetti bestows a blessing on Rev. Paul McDonnell for a successful ministry in California.

Rev. Paul McDonnell, OSJ, and Rev. Joseph Sib Marellian Laity Association meeting after Mass


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MARIA REMEMBERS Maria Capolarella Montante

Make new friends, but keep the old … … one is silver, the other is gold. I learned the Girl Scout motto in the early 1970s as a Girl Scout leader. Long before that, Mama had instilled the same concept into my brothers and me. Through the years, we have made new friends but have cherished the old and steady friends who remain in our lives. There are six women celebrating a milestone of 50 years of friendship and togetherness. We organized a club after our 10th anniversary high school class reunion in 1962. It was such fun being together planning the event that we promised a continuation of our gatherings. Our first meeting was held in January, 1963, with seven classmates and one friend in attendance: Evelyn Borzell Levandowski, Ruth Petritis Colarusso, Theresa Ardenti Cardascia, Maria Manganaro Capolarella, Dorothy Gattuso Manganaro, Delores DePasquale Malore, Alice Zakreski Stanish, and Ann Marie Paragas Conroy. A few of us had been friends in grade school, attending the Cleveland School and the others from high school. Celestine Ercolani Benfanti, a newcomer to the area, joined us at a later date. Dubbing ourselves the Pokeno Club, a popular game during that era, we met at 8:30 p.m. after our babies had been bathed, powdered, hugged and put to bed. Knowing they were secure and being cared for, off we went to begin our evening reunion with

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national security, yet promotes fiscal responsibility. Based on the defense department’s own report, it would make the most sense to take a small cut in the active component in order to maintain or expand the capabilities of the Department of Defense by shifting forces to the reserve-component. It’s a 3-to-1

our girlhood friends. We were young, vibrant mothers full of life with so much to talk, laugh and reminisce about. The night went by quickly. On the night of the first meeting, we made the rules to meet on the last Monday of every month and each of us would host the club in alphabetical order of our last names. The rules still apply somewhat. We are now meeting in the afternoon after having lunch in a local restaurant. I wonder why? We are a group of women who have run the gamut of life’s experiences and have supported each other during those times, whether they were good or bad. Babies were born and we rejoiced. Two infants, a club member, parents and husbands were taken from us and we mourned. As sideline godmothers, we watched the growth of all our children and were part of the celebrations from early childhood to adulthood to parenthood, making us grandmothers and one a great-grandmother. Time has changed our physical appearance; however, our personalities and characteristics remain the same. Evie is our detailed talker with an affected laugh that can have

us all laughing at her animated stories. Pineapple upside cake is still her expertise. Ruthie is our giggler. If something strikes her funny, the giggle continues until we are all laughing. Taking care of Carmen and her boys is her number one

open road to visit her daughter, Michelle, and family in Connecticut. As for me, they tell me I am too serious and have no sense of humor. Chet may agree. Whatever our personalities, we are bonded and held tight by the strings of events that have been and will be shared. Our steps and knees may not be as lively and quick but our spirit and commitment to each other remains solid and strong. Happy 50th anniversary, Evie, Ruthie, Ann Marie, Dorothy, Celestine and yours truly. Sorry we did not make the Oprah Winfrey Show.

We are a group of women who have run the gamut of life’s experiences and have supported each other during those times, whether they were good or bad. Babies were born and we rejoiced. Two infants, a club member, parents and husbands were taken from us and we mourned.

cost savings that should not be ignored. Troops serving in the Guard and Reserve are as highly trained as their counterparts in the active-component, yet they only get paid when they work. Taking advantage of this cost-effectiveness is certainly not a novel idea, but one that the Air Force must seriously consider. Wesley E. Craig Major General Pennsylvania National Guard

priority. Ann Marie is quick with a quip. One never knows what might be said in jest. She will go the extra 10 miles to help someone in need. Dorothy is the quiet one who listens and, at times, offers words of wisdom. Card playing with her sister, Gertrude Kichlinsky, and brother, Sebastian Gattuso, is one of her favorite past times. Celestine, known as Cel, is the adventurous one. She likes to keep on the go and is especially proud that she can take to the

Solid friendships of 80 years

In the late 1920s three young men – Sam Mantione, Chester Montante and Charles Guinta – met while attending Pittston High School, became buddies and then solid friends. It was friendship based on trust, intermingled with a lot of joking and laughing. Chet always contended that he and Sam would still be in the 10th grade if it hadn’t been for Charles’ smarts. Charles Guinta went to his

eternal rest on Jan. 3. He was a successful business man, served in WWII and the Korean Conflict and reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Active in church and civic organizations, taking leadership roles was his forte. He will be remembered as a gentleman with a keen mind, a caring personality and as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Nurture and enjoy the gift of friendship, for neither time nor distance can ever erase the memories made with cherished friends.

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She’s sorry to see him go. “He touched everybody’s lives in this area,” she said. “But our loss is their gain.” Loretta Joyce of Dupont sang at McDonnell’s ordination at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Exeter. “He has a connection with everyone,” she said. “Everyone has a Father Paul story.” McDonnell talked about the recent Epiphany, which the Roman Catholic celebrated last weekend. “We celebrated the journey of the Magi,” he said. “A journey that was certainly difficult and arduous. But they persevered. It was really a celebration of perseverance in their faith. They were convinced that God would be at the end of their journey. We realized that God wasn’t only at the end of the journey, he was in the journey.” Since his ordination, Father Paul was stationed in his hometown, something he called a “blessing.” “And to be able to intersect with so many individuals and so many families, those are epiphany moments for us.” He said the Oblate community he is leaving is filled with missionaries and priests from other parts of the world. Father Jackson Pinheiro, OSJ, came from India . Father Alvaro De Oliveira came from Brazil.

Father Joe Sibilano came from Italy. Father Phil Masetti came from California. “Now there’s a need in California. I’m kind of like the Magi, I’m coming from the East,” he joked. Then he got serious. “The Magi weren’t always sure of the route they were taking, but they followed the star,” he said. “And they trusted that God would guild them. That’s what I’m doing. God is guiding me.” He said he’s looking forward to meeting his new parish. “I bet a lot of those parishioners were probably Googling this McDonnell guy,” he told the Association and guests at a reception after the Mass and novena. He was at his new church once before, at the dedication in October of 2011. “That was a wonderful opportunity. Little did I think that I’d be going there to serve them,” he said. “But, from the time I was with them, the few hours, I was very much impressed by their energy, their faith, their enthusiasm. So just that glimpse of the parish that I had a year ago really impressed me.” The Oblate community in America is in the middle of a major restructuring and McDonnell has found himself squarely in the middle. The East Coast Province,

based here in Pittston, and the West Coast Province, based in Santa Cruz, Calif., are being merged into one. That will become official around the Feast of St. Joseph, when a new leader is selected. McDonnell is seen as a likely candidate to head the newly formed United States Providence, as he served as East Coast provincial superior from 20032010 and sits on an international commission as the North American representative at the Congregation’s central headquarters in Rome. He has also worked in the order’s parishes and seminaries. McDonnell’s new assignment has him taking over St. Joseph Marello Parish in Granite Bay, Calif. The brand new church, which was only dedicated in October of 2011, has about 800 families. McDonnell will be living at a sprawling hilltop seminary of the Oblates of St. Joseph, Mount St. Joseph in Loomis, Calif. The Rev. Phil Masetti is the pastor of St. Barbara’s Parish on the West Side, but he’s originally from the California region where McDonnell is heading. “Father Paul is going to be taking the room that I left three years ago,” Masetti said. “It’s beautiful there, but a little quieter than here.” Masetti is the East Coast Provincial Superior, but his term

will end in March when the two provinces are merged and a new superior is selected. He praised McDonnell’s ministry. “His leadership and his organization will be missed,” Masetti said. “He puts his heart and soul in whatever is given to him.” “We’re sorry to see him go, but I know he’ll really be helping out the guys over there.” The Seminary in Laflin will continue to be maintained by the priests that are there, primarily the Rev. Daniel Schwebs, OSJ. Mike Mancos of West Wyoming said he knew Father Paul since he was an altar boy. “I’m very upset he’s leaving,” Manco said. “I just hope it’s temporary.” Jasmine Mikita of West Pittston has known Father Paul since he was born. “My husband was his coach in Little League,” she said. “Eventually, he buried my husband.” She said he’s a “nice, friendly” priest. “Whenever you see him, he always had a kind word to say.” “And everybody wants him to speak at their funeral.” Father Paul told the 60 people gathered at his sendoff that it wasn’t a farewell. “It’s really a celebration of unity and being there for each other and helping one another.”

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be.” He was happy to see so many people he loves come to say goodbye. “These are people you see all the time, you’ve seen their joys and sorrows, every one of them that came up,” he said. “I’ve buried their husbands. I’ve married their children. I’ve baptized their babies.” As he stepped to deliver his final local sermon, he commented on the large attendance and all the Oblate priests that were participating in the Mass. And he noticed how solemn everything was. “It’s almost like a Funeral Mass for Notre Dame,” he said, referring to his favorite college football team getting clobbered earlier in the week. He stressed it’s not a farewell, but sharing in communion. “We are all called to be evangelizers, to spread the word of God by the living of our lives, no matter what that may involve,” he said. “And the sacrifices that we may encounter.” He said he could compare himself to his order’s founder, St. Joseph Marello. “Our congregation was only 10 years old, when he received a notice that the Holy Father wanted him to be the new Bishop of Acqui,” he said. “St. Joseph Marello had to say goodbye. It was difficult, but he teaches us to be open to God’s will, to be open to divine providence.” Gerri Hodle of Kingston said she lost her son and husband in the matter of a year. “I asked God to help me through this and Father Paul was there,” she said. “I had to come and say goodbye. I’m not sure I would have gotten through it all without Father Paul.” Chip Clarke of Exeter said her son Jeffrey and Father Paul went to school together and their families practically lived next door to each other. “My son always tells me the story of when they’d be out playing football and they were always looking for Paul to play with them,” she said. “He was always going into his house, downstairs, where he had an altar. He used to recite the Mass. He wanted to be a priest from Day One.”


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In the towns

Time to hit the hardwoods again in Avoca The Avoca Basketball League (A.B.L.) will have registration sessions for the 2013 season from 7 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 13 and Sunday, Jan. 20 in the Avoca Community Center, 800 Main St. The program is open to boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grade. The A.B.L is sponsored by Avoca Borough and the Avoca Jolly Boys and is played in honor of Michael Joyce. For more information, contact Stan Waleski at 457-1206 or stanwaleski@yahoo.com. Queen of the Apostles

The Queen of the Apostles Parish youth group will meet today, Jan. 13. For the meeting time and location, call Lori Ostrowski, director of youth ministry, at 457-8840. The pastoral council will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14 in the rectory, 715 Hawthorne St. The worship committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21 in the rectory. The building and grounds committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 in St. Mary’s

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School auditorium, 742 Spring St. The parish will host an appreciation dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 in St. Mary’s School auditorium. Anyone who has worked for or volunteered for the parish during 2012 is invited to attend. To make a reservation, call the parish office at 457-3412 by Jan. 28. The snow date for the dinner is Feb. 9. Crime Watch meeting

The Avoca Neighborhood Crime Watch will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan.15 at the Avoca Municipal Building, 752 Main St. Spring clean up projects will be discussed at this time. For more information, call Jim at 4578446 or Ned at 457-6109. Ash collection

Ashes are collected every Wednesday. Residents should place them curbside by 8 a.m. on

collection day. Recycling reminder

The Moosic recycling truck will be at the Avoca Municipal Garage, 1106 Plane St., from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Thursday. Avoca residents are invited to recycle newspaper and commingled glass, plastic and metal bottles, cans and jars. All lids should be removed and disposed of in home trash. Containers should be rinsed, plastics and metals should be flattened and glass should not be broken. The new system allows paper to be mixed with cardboard. All recyclables should be placed in the appropriate compartment of the truck. Residents are urged to read and follow the signs on the recycling tuck. The recycling area will be monitored and violators can be fined or banned from future re-

cycling privileges. Recycling flyers are available in the lobby of the Avoca Municipal Building and at the recycling trailer. Electronics collection

Waste Management will no longer collect monitors, printers, peripheral devices or any other components from computers and TVs. Copies of this notice are available in the front entrance of the Avoca Municipal Building, 752 Main St. VFW Auxiliary

The Avoca V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary Post 8335 will not have a regular monthly meeting in January. Instead, there will be district meeting at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20 at St. Mary’s School, 742 Spring St. with Department President Sandra Brenner present. Refreshments will be served at the post home at 915 Main St. following the meeting. Garbage stickers

Garbage stickers for 2013 can be purchased from Therese

Wrubel at the Avoca Municipal Building, 752 Main St. The office will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and from 5 to 6 p.m. on Fridays. The fee schedule for purchasing the window sticker in order to have up to three bags collected weekly is as follows: $160 if purchased by Feb. 20, $165 if purchased between Feb.21 and March 20, $175 if purchased between March 21 and April 20, $185 if purchased between April 21 and May 20 and $195 if purchased between May 21 and June 21. Delinquent accounts will be referred to district court after June 21. All Avoca homeowners and renters are obligated to purchase a garbage sticker. Extra stickers for additional bags of garbage can be purchased for $3 each. Residents unable to stop by the municipal building to purchase a garbage sticker can mail a check made payable to Avoca Borough and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Avoca Borough, c/o Therese Wrubel, 129 Factory St., Avoca, PA 18641. For more information, call Wrubel at 457-4891.

Council applies for grants for paving, municipal garage President of Council Stan Knick reported at the first borough council meeting of the New Year the following grant applications: Two applications for gaming funds have been submitted, one for street paving for 12 roads in town and one for the interior renovations to the municipal garage on Commerce Road plus a grant application to the DEP for a natural gas vehicle. Also, Knick stated that the borough has asked businesses or residents who are using private haulers to report their recycling amounts to the borough office which will help their 2012 performance grant report to DEP. Year-end recycling collection totals: 110.4 tons of plastic; 169.4 tons of mixed paper and 14.83 tons of single stream.

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Atty. Eric Dingle, borough solicitor, noted that the borough has sent out approximately 20 letters concerning non-payment of refuse bills for 2012. The borough has received some responses and feels it will have success in recovering the remaining outstanding accounts. On the matter of delinquent sewer accounts, door hangers will be placed on delinquent properties and notices will be sent in April that the municipality is set to proceed with water shutoffs. The last issue Dingle reported on was abandoned or unlicensed

vehicles on private property and the course of action needed to resolve the ongoing issue. Atty. Dingle stated that the borough will need to file a nuisance violation with the magistrate at a cost of $60 per day or file a 30day violation notice which would run about $1500. Property owners in violation of the ordinance will have a lien placed against their property. Motion was made and passed by Council to have the solicitor file a 30-day violation notice with the magistrate with costs levied against property owners.

The next scheduled council meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Main Street improvement

One of the 2012 completed state projects in Dupont was the removal of the stone wall at Heidelberg Bridge on Main Street, Dupont leading to Avoca Borough and improvement of the intersection. Borough basket raffle

Dupont Borough is sponsoring a Valentine Theme Basket Raffle to raise funds for the Dupont Borough Children’s Fund. All proceeds are used for the Children’s Halloween and Christmas parties. The theme basket also has $50 in lottery tickets and is currently on dis-

play at the municipal office. Tickets are $1 each and are available at the municipal office. Drawing will be held on Valentine’s Day, Feb.13. Dupont Softball/Teeball

Dupont Softball/Teeball signups will begin this month and take place at the Dupont Borough Municipal Office on Chestnut Street. The league is open to all children of the Greater Pittston Area and surrounding communities. Registrations will be held from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 10 and 17; from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 and 31; from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 2 and 9; and from noon to 4 p.m. on SunSee DUPONT, Page 29


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day, Feb. 10, the final day for sign-ups. Registration fee for teeball for boys and girls ages 4 to 7 is $25 each. For softball players ages 7 to 17, registration fee is $50 each with family discounts available. For more information, contact Bob at 8818744. Polish Club meeting today

The Polish American Citizens Club of Elm Street Dupont, will hold its regular monthly meeting at 2 p.m. today, Jan.13 at the Club home. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. Elm St. Sportsmen

Elm St. Sportsmen’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. today, Jan.13 at the Polish American Citizens Club, Dupont. Elections of officers will be held. Refreshments will follow the meeting. John Lizak will preside. Current officers are, president, John Lizak; vice president, Gary Vogue; secretary, Brian Nagy; treasurer, Joe Lokuta; financial secretary, Mike Magda; board of directors, John Wesolowski; Dan Coviello, Joe Turkos, Charles Tetlack, Stanley Tetlack and Joseph Budzilek. VFW Valentine’s dinner

The Dupont VFW Post 4909 Home Association will hold its annual Valentine’s Day Dinner from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. A dinner buffet will be served from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. and the bar will be open from 7:30 p.m. to12:30 .am. Music will be provided by “Frank and Judy” from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Door prizes will be awarded during the evening. Donation is $28 per person and tickets and reservations can be made by contacting Bob Lopata or the VFW at 654-9104. Deadline for reservations is set for Friday, Feb. 8. VFW 4909 to elect VP

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Garbage bags are on sale

The 2013 Garbage Bags are now on sale. Fees for refuse bags are: residential, $105; seniors, $75; and commercial, $150. The Dupont Municipal office will have extended hours for the month of January and will remain office until 6 p.m. on Thursdays and will open from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.. AMVETS 2013 calendars

The AMVETS Post 189 2013 calendars are now available from any post member or by contacting Post Commander Bernie McDonald at 817-4858. Donation is $30 and proceeds will benefit 16 VA hospital and homes including the Wilkes Barre VA Medical Center and the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, Scranton. Lions Adopt a Highway

Rick Hansen, chairperson of the Dupont Lions Adopt a Highway project, announces the next cleanup will be held on Jan/ 19. Members will clean the area roadway north and south of Route 315 starting from Pilot to Petro and from Petro and from Petro back to Pilot. Lions food distribution

The Dupont Lions monthly food distribution will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 at Holy Mother of Sorrows Church, Wyoming Avenue. All qualifying residents of Dupont and Suscon are eligible. Lions Club meeting

Dupont Lions will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14 at the VFW Post 4909. All members are urged to attend Eco-tip

Here is Joey Jones’ eco-tip of the week: Turn your thermostat down when you are using the stove and oven. You are heating your house when cooking. Gas service applications

Applications for gas service are available at the Dupont Municipal offices during regular business hours; UGI Representative Mike Trussa states that, in

order for the company to have program approval for placement of gas lines, residents’ applications must be filed with UGI. For more information, contact Trussa at 829-8664. Crime Watch meeting

The Dupont Neighbor Crime Watch January meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the municipal building Sacred Heart senior outreach

The Senior Outreach Committee of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15 in the lower level of the parish rectory. The committee asks if you have a family member or know of a parishioner who is homebound or in a nursing home who would like to receive the weekly bulletin, please contact the rectory at 654-3713. Mark your calendars: The Annual Health Fair sponsored by Senior Outreach will be held on April 20 and 21 after all weekend Masses in the church hall.

This photo shows the Heidelberg Bridge intersection before the removal of the stone wall and improvement of the intersection.

Dupont Borough service schedule

Monday, Jan 14 - Refuse Tuesday, Jan.15 - Yard waste and Christmas trees Wednesday, Jan 16 - Recycling: plastics, glass Bowling results

Magic Circle High Scratch Series Scores Men’s Division: Don Whiting, 709; John Colarusso, 695; Chris Renfer, 694; Bill Puap, 675; Wally Zieminski, 663; Paul Chmiel, 612; Greg Renfer, 587; Vito Buzzetta, 582; Kyle Wagner, 577; Matt Charney, 565. Women’s Division: Marytheresa Pupa, 545; Courtney McKitish, 459; Lisa Heck, 386; Ashley Fuller, 278. Universal High Scratch Series Scores: Edward Collins, 744; William Elko, 676; Ed Ritledge, 664; Jerry Coggins, 662; Dale Reese, 656; Nicholas Berlinski, 649; Billy Jr. Elko, 644; Mike Gotcha, 630; David Titton, 622; Grancis Pupa, 596. National High Scratch Series Scores: Anthony Ferretti, 740; Keith Weinschnek, 734; Matt Felter, 722; Mark Kulick, 710; John Kulick, 708; Jerry Coggins, 665; Robert Lussi, 640; Neal Elko, 632; Dale Reese, 631; Joe Burns, 630. Pittston Twp VFW High Scratch Series Scores:

Here's the Heidelberg Bridge intersection after the removal of the stone wall and improvement of the intersection.

Jack Casper, 734; Larry Jr. O’Brien, 580; Joe Stella, 569; Russ Stevens, 568; Jody Marranca, 555; Joe Sr. Walsh, 547; Peter Chodnicki, 547; Wally Moore, 545; Ed Wasko, 543; John Blattner, 536. Sunday Night Mixed High Scratch Series Scores: Men’s Division: Jason R, 589; Russ Stevens, 573; Gene Wasko, 547; Eric McKitish, 537; Vito Buzzetta, 532. Women’s Division: Mary Theresa Pupa, 450; Debbie Stevens, 432; Courtney McKitish, 417; Gracelynn Williamson, 410; Hope Wruble, 333. Boys Division: Zachary McKitish, 510. Girl’s Division: Michelle Grossbauer, 393. Elko’s Bantam/Prep Mixed High Scratch Series Score: Boys Division: Robert Davidson, 176; Jacob Dobrowalski, 163; Ryan Peck, 159; Bobby Savakinas, 152; Ryan Kane, 147; Alek Chilson, 134; Jake Grzech, 117; Jimmy Soroka,106; Andrew Adonizio, 98; Bryan Bryk, 91. Girls Division: Kacie Fisk, 127; Makenzie Kaminski, 121; Sophia Gronka, 47. Elko’s Mixed High Scratch Series Scores:

Boys Division: Anthony Zimmerman, 564; Michael Elko, 536; Evan Elko, 487; Paul Greco, 475; Zachary Garbarino, 402; Justin Coyne, 399; Joey Jones, 351; Dominic Falzone, 347; Michael Walsh, 343; Dylan Kelly, 325. Girls Division: Samantha Piechota, 396; Hannah Maruhnich, 345; Leah Hodick, 322; Janelle Dudek, 280; Piper Kane, 270; Gina Kirkpatrick, 266; Loren Gronka, 258; Halle Gronka, 226; Kiena Vest, 210; Alyssa Bulford, 199. Elko’s Junior/Senior Friday High Scratch Series Scores: Boy’s Division: Conrad Chapple, 686; Austin Elko, 658; Peter Kulick, 652; Zachary McKitish, 607; Spencer Saxon, 606. Girls’ Division: Jordan Cegelka, 505; Courtney Osiecki, 491; Katie Wynn, 427; Michelle Grossbauer, 369; Danielle Zydko, 356. Elko’s Prep Boys High Scratch Series Scores: Tyler Granahan, 369; Jeremy Lavelle, 363; Martin Kuna, 352; Marc Piechota, 328; Ozzie Dobrowalski, 326; Tyler Cegelka, 321; Noah Donahue, 312; Anthony DePascale, 297; Zachary Elko, 289; Joey Wruble, 278.

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The Dupont VFW Post 4909 Home Association will hold an election for the office of vicepresident between the hours of 2 and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27 in the VFW recreation room. Candidates are incumbent Gerard Gurnari and Edward Zielinski, Sr. Paid-up active members are eligible to vote.

Holy Mother of Sorrows will hold its Parish Committee meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 14 in the Rectory’s Conference Room. Holy Mother of Sorrows YMS of R Annual Installation Meeting and Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 15 in the Parish Hall.

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Little League registration schedule listed The Duryea Little League will have sign-ups for all boys and girls divisions for the 2013 season from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 at the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St. Cost is $55 per player and $75 per family. Cost for junior and senior league players is separate and is $75 per player. Germania Hose Company

The Germania Hose Company picnic committee is already thinking of summer. The Germania Hose Company’s annual summer picnic will take place July 16-20. Nicheporchek family

There are many reasons to celebrate and give thanks in the Nicheporchek family. Happy belated birthday to Walter who celebrated his 80th birthday on Dec. 28 and to his wife, Mary, who celebrated her 77th birthday on Jan. 9. Their daughter-in-law, Cathy, will celebrate her special day on Jan. 15 and son, Michael, is recuperating from open heart surgery. The family enjoyed a beautiful celebration for Russian Christmas. Lions Club says thanks

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The Duryea Lions Club send thanks for donating bicycles for their children’s Christmas party to Cuz’s Bar and Grill, Exeter; Rehoski’s Market, Duryea; James and Marcia Steer, Lions, Duryea; Anthony and Kathy Alu, Lions, Duryea; Duryea Mayor Keith and Patti Moss; and Ron and Janie Ralston, Lions, Duryea. The Lions would also like to thank the members of the Germania Scuba Team for their contribution and John Soy Jr. for helping in the kitchen at the event. A special thank you is extended to Agostini Bakery, Old Forge. Legion Post meeting today

American Legion Brennan Regan Post 585 will meet at 1 p.m. today, Jan. 13 at the post home, 329 Main St. Nativity parish notes

The Rev. Andrew Sinnott and the parishioners of Nativity of Our Lord Parish hosted a reception honoring Judy Nowakowski, long-time organist of the

parish, on Saturday, Jan. 12 The parish’s Confirmation students will attend a retreat at the Fatima Center, Dalton, today, Jan. 13. The parish activities committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan.16, in Holy Rosary Church hall, 125 Stephenson St., to discuss upcoming fundraising events for the year, particularly the Lenten food sale, summer picnic and fall festival. The fifth-grade parishioners will participate in the monthly youth Mass at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20 in Holy Rosary Church. Rehearsal is at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17 in the church. Legion Sons meeting

The Sons of the American Legion (S.A.L.s), Squadron 585, will have its meeting at 3 p.m. today, Jan.13 at the Brennan Regan post home, 329 Main St. Cub Scout events

The annual frog races will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14 in the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Church hall, 529 Stephenson St., where the Tiger Cub Scouts from Den 6 will compete for the 2 Mt. District Races in April. Good luck to Andrew, Jacob, Bobby and Zackary. The Bear Cubs from Den 4 will also compete in the race for the first time. Plans are being finalized for the Pack to participate in the local council’s Winter Fun Day on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. The Scouts will host a Valentine Night on Monday, Jan. 21 when they will make cards for the residents of the Mountain View Care Center, Scranton. The Scouts will have Pack Night at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church hall. The guest speaker will be Luzerne County Judge Jennifer Rogers. The annual “Scouting for Food” program will take place the weekend of Feb. 2 and 3 following the weekend Masses at Nativity of Our Lord Parish. In conjunction with this event, the Religious Medal Mass will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3 at Holy Rosary Church, 125 Stephenson St. The Pack will participate in a guided tour of the Newswatch 16 weather station with the station’s chief meteorologist, Tom Clark, on Thursday, Feb. 7. The Scouts will meet at 6:30 p.m. under the blue awning at the TV station and must wear their full dress uniform. Derby Day will take place on Sunday, Feb. 10 in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church hall. Registration is at 12:30 p.m. and the

Pinewood and Regatta Races begin at 1 p.m. Crime Watch

Duryea Neighborhood Crime Watch will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15 in the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St. Polish Falcons

The Polish Falcons, Nest 128, will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the club, 631 Main St. Duryea WildCats

The Duryea WildCats organizational meeting is January 16 at the Dupont Polish Club at 7 p.m. Garbage stickers

The 2013 Duryea Borough garbage stickers are on sale now. The price of the stickers remains the same as last year. Stickers can be purchased from 7 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St. Stickers can also be purchased from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at the municipal building. Prices of the garbage stickers are one bag, $80; two bags, $135; three bags, $175; and four bags, $215. Residents are asked to remove their old garbage sticker when they place their new one in the window. Garbage stickers are due by Feb. 1. Garbage will not be collected from homes that do not have the 2013 garbage sticker displayed.

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The Exeter Borough Police Department reminds residents that in the event that a snow emergency is declared all residents have 30 minutes to remove their vehicles on both sides of Wyoming Avenue. In the event that all vehicle are not removed, they will be cited along with being towed at the owner’s expense as per ordinance. All residents shall be aware that, once a significant amount of snow is forecasted, this procedure will be placed in effect. The Exeter Borough Police Department reminds businesses and residents that all sidewalks are to be cleared within 24 hours after the completion of a snowstorm. Failure to comply will result in the issuance of a citation, punishable by a fine at the district magistrate Recycling, refuse reminder

Exeter residents may pick up a 2013 recycling calendar at the following businesses along Wyoming Avenue: Turkey Hill, Uni Mart, Sabatini’s Pizza, Modern Market and Donut Connection. The calendar can also be picked up any time in the white mailbox to the right of the front door at the Exeter Borough Building, 1101 Wyoming Ave.

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Recycling must be placed curbside for pick up on Mondays. All refuse is to be placed in garbage bags and put in a garbage can and placed curbside by 6 a.m. on Wednesdays. Loose garbage in garbage cans will not be taken. The Exeter Borough 2013 refuse stickers are now on sale at the borough building, 1101 Wyoming Ave. The price is $150 and $110 for senior citizens pay until Feb. 28. From March 1 to March 31, the price will be $180 and $130 for senior citizens. Starting in April, the stickers will be in the penalty phase and will cost $250 for everyone. For more information, call Lynda at 654-3001 ext 2. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The office will be open until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Payment can also be made by mail. Send a self-addressed stamped envelope with a check or money order to Refuse, 1101 Wyoming Ave, Exeter. Pa 18643.

Make checks or money orders payable to Exeter Borough. Lauren’s Foundation

Now that the season is over, Joe Erzar, a senior member of the Wyoming Area football team, has begun accepting payments for his pledge drive for the Lauren’s First & Goal Foundation, which supports pediatric brain tumor research. All money received will go directly to the foundation. The Warrior football team scored 460 points this past season. Please multiply your pledge amount by 460 and mail your check to: LF&G PLEDGE DRIVE, c/o 31 W. Brady St., West Wyoming PA 18644. Onetime donations are still being accepted. If you forgot your pledge amount or need to have your pledge picked up, call 693-3163 after 5 p.m. or e-mail jerzar@verizon.net. St Barbara’s Parish

Social Concerns Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 15

in the Parish Center. The primary topic for discussion will be the five-week course presented by Sister Jane O’Donnell, RSM, during the Lenten Season. It is entitled “Listening from the Heart.” The January Wedding Anniversary Mass will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21. All couples celebrating their wedding anniversary in the month of January are invited to come and receive a special blessing. St. Barbara’s Parish is having a Mardi Gras celebration from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the church hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost of the dinner buffet is $25 per person. Food will be catered by Maranacci’s restaurant and DJ Mike Arcarese will provide the music. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. B.Y.O.B. (coffee & soda included with dinner). Tickets are on sale at the rectory, after each Mass or call Loretta Semenza at 654-0936 or Barbara Russo at 654-8670. Deadline for reservations is Monday, Feb. 4. Beginning Friday, Feb. 1, Masses for the months of April, May and June will be scheduled. Mass intentions are scheduled on a first-come/first-served basis. Also, Mass intentions may

be changed based on the availability of a priest . Thank you everyone for your generous donations to the giving tree this holiday season. Gifts ranged from MP3 players, jackets, hats, gloves, socks, games to sweaters, jewelry, watches, purses, CDs, makeup and everything thing else you can imagine. The Care and Concern Committee at St. John Evangelist Parish is extremely grateful for the help and support with this project. The financial year of 2012 is closing. If you still have church envelopes for 2012, please use them by Jan. 20. After that date, all envelopes for 2012 will be posted as a donation for 2013 Please do your best to have your children at religious education class no later than 9 a.m. Second grade will spend part of class in the church to prepare to receive Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Second-grade parents - This is a busy year for your children. They will receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion this year. They have been busily preparing in class and at home. First Reconciliation will be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb.16 in St. Anthony’s Church.

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West Pittston Cherry Blossom meeting tonight The West Pittston Cherry Blossom Committee will meet at 7 p.m. today, Jan. 13 at the Corpus Christi Parish school building, 605 Luzerne Avenue. Night at the Races

Little League practice

For all West Pittston age eligi-

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ble players (10 years old prior to May 1, 2013) moving up to major leagues, conditioning and practice for the upcoming major league tryouts will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Little League indoor facility. Managers and coaches are asked and encouraged to participate. Little League sign-ups

The West Pittston Little League announces the following registration dates for the upcoming 2013 Little League season

for T-Ball to Major League, and Junior/Senior League divisions: Wednesday, Jan. 30 - 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 - 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 6 - 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 - 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 10 - 1 to 4 p.m. Registrations will take place on the second floor of the West Pittston Little League field house located off Sixth Street. Fees for the 2013 season are: Single Player T-ball to Majors: $65 plus $50 for the lottery fun-

production of “Seussical.”

WA drama meeting

Celebrating this week: Bonnie Edwards, Paige Musinski, Jan. 14; Kate Hosier, Candyce Musinski, Alli Malsky, Jan. 15; Jennifer Cebula, Barbara Perlock, Jan. 16; Mike Bone, Jan. 17; Maggie Amico, Haley Stackhouse, Jan. 18; Sue Saville, Nicole Cumbo, Jack Delaney, Jan. 19. Special birthday wishes to my daughter, Ashley, who celebrates today. Happy birthday to my nephew, Shawn Earles, who will be 14 years old on Saturday, Jan. 19.

The Wyoming Area Drama Club Parents Association is holding its annual Nite at the Races on Jan. 26 at the West Wyoming Hose Company #1 on Shoemaker Avenue in West Wyoming. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and post time is 7 p.m. Horses are $10 and include one free admission. They are available from any drama parent or by contacting Jen at 903-9450. Funds raised will benefit the Wyoming Area Drama Club and their spring

Corpus Christ

Preliminary plans are being made for a Night at the Races scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9. Look for further details soon. Birthday Notes

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The Wyoming Area High School Class of 2013 Night at the Races will be held on Saturday, Feb.16 at St. Barbara’s Center. Parent volunteers are needed. Information on selling horses, gift basket donations, food donations, etc. was sent home this week with each senior. For more information, call Mary at 885-2472 or Gina at 332-7817. The next meeting of the committee will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan.14 in room 164

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draiser. Family Rate T-ball to Majors: $65 plus $10 for each player beyond one, plus $50 for the lottery fundraiser. Junior/Senior League players: $100 plus $50 for the lottery fundraiser.


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Frankie Warren hosting St. Monica’s Night at the Races Magic 93’s, Frankie Warren is Master of Ceremonies for a Night at the Races benefiting St. Monica’s Parish, 363 W. Eighth St. West Wyoming. The race will be held on Friday, Feb. 8. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and post time 7 p.m. Admission if $10 and seating is limited to 175 people. Tickets may be purchased before and after all weekend masses. There will be complimentary food, beverages with admission ticket. Purchase a horse for $10 and give it a winning name. For more information, contact Tom Tomsak at 237-2188. You don’t have to be present to win any of the prizes. Receive a $50 cash prize if your horse wins the race. There will also be a Chinese auction of gift baskets, etc. Donations for raffle baskets will be appreciated. Contact Donna at 333-5353 or Mary at 6963359. Baskets may be donated with a theme of your choice. St. Monica’s notes

A Pro-Life March will be held in Washington, DC on Friday, Jan. 25. Come with your family and witness the sanctity of life.

WYOMING NEWS EILEEN CIPRIANI 287-3349 ecipriani@comcast.net Buses will leave from the Two local Girl Scout troops Knights of Columbus Hall in Lu- from Wyoming decorated the zerne at a time to be announced. borough building windows for If interested, call the rectory at the Holiday season. Troop leader 693-1991. Jackie Kasa and Amy ChepaloDue to the holiday, Wyoming/ nis also helped with the decoratWest Wyoming Senior Citizens ing will meet next on Jan. 22. Sweepstakes winners are Mr. WA Senior Parents The Wyoming area High and Mrs. Joseph Yesnowski, Robert Samuels, Theresa Alexa, School Class of 2013 Night at the Douglas Kaminski, Gus Janoski, Races will be held Saturday, Feb. Marge Gentile and Sylvia Miller. 16 at St. Barbara’s Center. Parent volunteers are needed. InformaHoly Redeemer Test tion on selling horses, gift basket Registration for incoming donations, food donations, was freshmen at Holy Redeemer will sent home this week with each be held at 7 p.m. on Jan. 23 in the senior. For more information, Auditorium. Appointments for call Mary at 885-2472 or Gina at class scheduling for new stu- 332-7817. The next nmeeting dents for the 2013-2014 school will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, year will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Jan. 14 in room 164. Feb. 4 to 7. Call Holy Redeemer High School Guidance Depart- Library news The Wyoming Free Library ment at 829-2424 to schedule an winter pre-school story time will appointment. begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Girl Scouts decorate

Jan. 17 Call 693-1364 to register. The Wyoming Free Library will host the monthly Furry Tales Reading Program at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan.19. The Junior Friends Book Club will meet at 11 am. that day. The book for January is available for pick up at the library. Following the book club, the Junior Friends will serve pizza and hold their monthly meeting. You can still join by filling out an application at the library or through Facebook. Call 693-1364 if you have any questions. The Wyoming Free Library is in the process of creating a newsletter. If you would like to be on the e-mail list to receive it, please send an e-mail to jroberts@osterhout.lib.pa.us . Copies of the newsletter will be available at the library. Hose Co. fund drive

Wyoming Hose Company No. 1 recently began its 2013 fire drive. It is residents’ generosity that allows the firefighters the safety equipment necessary to respond when needed. A second

reminder will be sent to residents shortly. If corrections are needed on the form, mark the appropriate area and list the updated information. Anyone who has not received a donation request is asked to call the station at 693-1371 and leave a message for John Marianacci, 2013 fund drive chairman. Sanitation stickers

Garbage stickers for 2013 are now on sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Wyoming Municipal Building. Full year stickers are $200 and $190 for seniors. Stickers may be purchased through two payments, each for half a year. Garbage stickers may also be purchased through the mail by sending a self-addressed/stamped envelope to Wyoming Borough, 277 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, PA 18644. The sticker fee includes garbage pickup, curb-side recycling collection and seasonal yard waste removal. A monthly bulk item pickup is also offered at $5 per item (limited to one per month.)

Members of Girl Scout Troops 30516 Troop 30220 who decorated windows at the borough building are, from left, first row, Mayor Bob Boyer, Isabella Goluska, Holly Cox, Emanuella Biscotto, Abby Decker and Troop Leader Jacki Kasa. Second row, Ava Bertocki, Adrianna Trasciatti, Lily Kasa and Angelina Littzi.


WRESTLING

Patriots drop close meet to Valley West Saturday By JACK SMILES

The PA wrestling team with medals and the team trophy from the WVC Tournament. Front row, from left, Justin Wilk, Kris Wesloski , Tyler Luteki, Danny Gambino. Second row, assistant coach Matt Giampietro, Troy Platukus, Sam Falcone, Angelo Lussi, Brad Rush, Brian Modzieknski, Tyler Gregorio, Donny Parham, Ryan Joyce, Jacob Vaxmonsky, John Minick and Head coach James Woodall. Not pictured, Michael Minick, Frank Ardo, Tyler Koval, Brandon Colombo, Dave Deleo, Braulio Garcia, Jonathon Armitage, Chris Starinsky, Chris Cummings and Dan Mollica

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Pittston Area fell behind early yesterday afternoon in Plymouth as Wyoming Valley West won the first four bouts to take a 22-0 lead. The Patriots recovered with pins by Angelo Lussi and Sam Falcone at 160 and 170, but Valley West hung on to win 39-33. The teams went in unbeaten in the WVC D-1, PA at 3-0 and Valley West, 2-0. Also winning for PA were Dave Deleo (120); Tyler Lutecki (126) (PA); Jonathan Armitage (182) and Jake Vaxmonsky (220.) The match started at 132. PA 38 Coughlin 30

On Wednesday sophomore Dave Deleo pinned Coughlin freshman Mike Brown, helping Pittston Area knock off the defending Wyoming Valley Conference Division I co-champions 38-30. The win put the Patriots at 3-0 and set up Saturday’s match with other defending co-champion Wyoming Valley. “We didn’t know who was going to win that match and (Deleo) was losing and getting rode out the whole match and came back and got the pin,” Pittston Area coach James Woodall said. “That Brown kid’s a pretty good wrestler, but Dave came through.” Also winning for the Patriots were Kevin Wesolowski at 152; (pin), Justin Wilk at 160 (tech fall) and Angelo Lussi 170 (pin) John 195 (pin) Jake Vaxmonsky at 220 (double OT decision.) Wyoming Valley Conference Tournament

said Pittston Area coach James Woodall. Tyler Lutecki (120) and Angelo Lussi (160) also won gold medals for PA. The Patriots also got a second place, two thirds and two fourths. For Lussi it was his second tournament title this season. He won his weight class in the highcaliber Buckskin Classic at Conestoga High School on December 27. In the semis Lussi decisioned Adam Moser from Owen J. Roberts high school, 3-1. OJR from Chester County won the team title. In the championship Lussi defeated Max Wilt of Ceasar Rodney High School in Delaware. In earlier rounds he defeated wrestlers from host Conestoga Valley, 8th in the team standings and Westfield Virginia, third in the team standings. Back to the WVC tourney Wyoming Area’s Nick Heck defeated Wyoming Valley West’s See WRESTLING, Page 34

PA’s Jake Vaxmonsky rides Coughlin’s Jordan Phillips PA ACTION BY FRED ADAMS

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Pittston Area sophomore Jake Vaxmonsky entered the Wyoming Valley Conference Tournament as No. 6 and came out number 1. The 220-pounder knocked off the No 3, 2, and 1 seeds in that order to win his weight class championship and put the Patriots on top of the team point

standings on Saturday January 5 at Lake Lehman. Vaxmonsky’s championship bout was a 9-8 win over GAR’s Zac Faust in one of the most exciting matches of the night. Vaxmonsky got the winning the point with 12 seconds left. “It was an exhilarating experience. Coming into the tournament as an underdog I didn’t know what would happen,” Vaxmonsky said in the Times Leader. “The last match I would’ve been happy either way whether I won first or second, but I came out on top.” The Patriots won the second title in three years with 178.50 to 170.50 for tourney favorite Wyoming Valley West. Dallas also had three gold medalists and finished fourth in points with 150.50. Coughlin was third with 155 points. “This is a huge accomplishment. This is one of the main things we wanted to do this year is win the conference again,”

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Wrestling Continued from Page 33

Nathan Cheek, 6-2 in the 138pound title bout for his first WVC tourney championship. WA’s Andy Schutz reached the title bout at 126 against Kyle Krasavage of Valley West. Krasavage won 7-4 to go to 20-0. Wyoming Area was ninth in the team standings. Team Standings

1. Pittston Area (PA) 178.50; 2. Wyoming Valley West (WVW) 170.50; 3. Coughlin (Cou) 155; 4. Dallas (Dal) 150.50; 5. Lake-Lehman (LL), Berwick (Ber) 115; 7. Hazleton Area (Haz) 106.50; 8. Tunkhannock (Tun) 96; 9. Wyoming Area (WA) 92.50; 10. Crestwood (Cre) 79.50; 11. Meyers (Mey) 64; 12. GAR (GAR) 61.50; 13. Hanover Area (Han) 24; 14. Nanticoke (Nan) 10 Finals

120 – Tyler Lutecki (PA) pinned Jon Lagoski (WVW) 3:26 126 – Kyle Krasavage (WVW) dec. Andy Schutz (WA) 7-4 138 – Nick Heck (WA) dec. Nathan Cheek (WVW) 6-2 160 – Angelo Lussi (PA) maj dec Logan Brace (Dal) 12-1 195 – Andrew Muckin (Tun) dec. John Minich (PA) 9-8 220 – Jake Vaxmonsky (PA) dec. Zac Faust (GAR) 9-8

In the 160-lb bout Pittstons Justin Wilk works on Coughlin’s Dave Sterba.

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Third place

106 – Pat Heck (WA) dec. Nick Yankoski (Cou) 3-2 132 – Dan Ritz (Cre) dec. Carm Mauriello (WA) 9-3 152 – Justin Wilk (PA) dec. Dan Bove (Haz) 9-4 170 – Sam Falcone (PA) dec Derek Dragon (LL) 8-6 182 – Steve Longazel (Haz) pinned Jude Polit-Moran (WA) 1:17 Fifth place

145 – Kevin Wesolowski (PA) forfeit Dalton Ray (Tun) 285 – Brian Moldzienski (PA) pinned Kyle Krepich (Mey) 1:35 Wyoming Area 35, GAR 24

On Tuesday in Wilkes-Barre, Andy Schutz went up to 132 and pinned Devin Reese in 43 seconds to lead Wyoming Area in a WVC Division II dual meet. Jamaar Taylor (170), Zac Faust (220) and Elijah Gresham (285) each scored pins for the Grena-

WA’s andy Schutz pinned GAR’s Devin Reese.

diers. Pat Heck won by tech fall 19-3 over Joey O’Day at 138. Those were the only two wins on the mat for the Warriors. GAR forfeited four weight classes and four more bouts were no con-

tests. This week

Meyers at Wyoming Area Abington Heights at PA (Non-league)

Angelo Lussi won his weight class in the high-caliber Buckskin Classic at Conestoga High School on December 27. He is the first Patriots to win a Buckskin title.


Patriots in D-1 mix with 2-0 week; Warriors 0-3 in D-2

Warriors against Hanover on Tuesday.

Hanover Area 67, WA 49

Jorge Colon scored 30 points and helped Hanover Area pull away in the fourth quarter for a 67-49 victory over Wyoming Area Tuesday. The Hawkeyes led, 37-27, before Colon scored 12 points in the fourth quarter. Colon made his last 12 free throws. Bart Chupka led Wyoming Area with 13 points, including 12 in the second half. Jordan Zezza added nine. Mike Carey had two of the team’s five 3-pointers while scoring eight. Hanover Area led just, 7-4, after one quarter. Tino Romanelli’s 3-pointer was the only Warriors field goal in the quarter. Hazleton Area 69, PA 53

Hazleton Area pulled away from a one-point game in the second half on Saturday, Jan. 5 when Hazleton Area handed Pittston Area its first WVC Division 1 loss, 69-53. Sal Biasi had 24 of his 34 points in the second half. He had 15 in the third quarter when the Cougars used a 20-15 advantage to take a 48-42 lead. The Cougars ended the third quarter on a 14-5 run to overcome two 3-pointers by Mason Gross early in the second half. Hazleton Area then outscored Pittston Area, 21-11, in the fourth quarter. Pittston Area coach Alan Kiesinger said Hazleton Area’s 14 offensive rebounds made the difference. Kurtis Wright finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Tyler McGarry and Michael Schwab led the way when Pittston Area used a 17-5 run to end the first half and close within one point. Gross finished with 17 points and nine rebounds. Schwab added 16 points. Pittston Area 70, Dallas 49

James Tobisch took care of the first half and Mason Gross handled the second. Together, they led Pittston Area to a 70-49 romp over Dallas Tuesday. Tobisch scored 15 of his 24 points in the first half when the Patriots took a 34-29 lead. Gross had 13 of his 22 in the second half when Pittston Area

Jayson Crawford drives to the hoop for PA against Tunkhannock TONY CALLAIO

broke away for a comfortable win. The Patriots outscored the Mountaineers, 17-7, in the fourth quarter. Matt Ross led Dallas with 16 points. PA 52, Tunkhannock 49

Gross and Tobisch scored 14 points each Friday night when Pittston Area downed Tunkhannock, 52-49. The Patriots finished the night tied for third in Division 1 with a 3-1 record. Hazleton Area and Wyoming Valley West are 4-0 while Crestwood joins Pittston Area at 3-1. This could be a crucial week as PA plays both Valley West and Crestwood. Pittston Area took a 12-8 lead after one quarter and withstood six Tunkhannock 3-pointers as neither team outscored the other by more than a point in a quarter the rest of the way. Sean Soltysiak hit three 3pointers while leading the Tigers

with 17 points. This week

Tuesday Crestwood at PA GAR at WA Friday PA at Valley West Redeemer at WA Standings ... Division ... Overall

Division 1 Hazleton .......... 4-0 .......... 8-3 Valley West ....... 4-0 ....... 7-5 Pittston Area ...... 3-1...... 7-5 Crestwood......... 3-1......... 8-4 Tunkhannock ...... 1-3 ...... 2-9 Coughlin.......... 1-3 .......... 3-9 Dallas ........... 0-4 ........... 1-11 Berwick ......... 0-4 ......... 1-10 Division 2 GAR............. 3-0 ............. 5-7 Nanticoke ......... 2-1 ......... 6-6 Lake Lehman ...... 2-1...... 5-5 Holy Redeemer .... 1-2 .... 2-9 Wyoming Area ... 0-3 ... 1-11

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“We’re not scoring many points. When we get defensive stops, we have to take advantage. Wyoming Area spent the last We have to take care of the bas11 minutes of the first half Friday ketball. We can’t give it back and night fighting its way back into give up an easy basket.” the game. The Warriors, winless in D-2, Lake-Lehman used the third are averaging fewer than 39 quarter to regain command on points per game. the way to a 58-33 rout in the They managed seven points in Wyoming Valley Conference Di- the final three minutes of the vision 2 boys basketball game. first quarter and kept pace with “The third quarter has been Lake-Lehman in the second our nemesis the past couple of quarter, cutting an early 16-6 games,” Wyoming Area coach deficit to 26-20 at the half. Al Brogna said. “We have to figPete Borum, Lake-Lehman’s ure it out.” powerful 6-foot-6 center had Adam Dizbon had seven nine points in the first 3:10 and points and Cody Paraschak Jared James scored on the break worked inside for six when the for a 13-4 lead. Black Knights outscored the “We played a nice first half,” Warriors, 20-3, in the third quar- Brogna said. “I was pleased with ter to take a 46-23 lead and send the effort. Wyoming Area to its 10th “We got a little out of sorts in straight defeat. the beginning with Borum, the “Turnover, score; turnover, kid inside. We broke down a couscore; turnover, score,” Brogna ple times, but we battled back said. “We can’t have those laps- and showed heart.” es. Borum finished with 20 points and nine rebounds while Dizbon had 18 points, including 13 in the second half. “Their center, (Bart) Chupka, is one of the toughest kids in the division, but he’s only 6-2 and we have two big kids,” Lake-Lehman coach Brian Cutter said. We wanted to get the ball down low, which we did early.” When Lake-Lehman started hitting shots in the second half, the game got out of hand in a hurry. The Black Knights shot 14for-19 (73.7 percent) from the floor in the final two quarters. “We didn’t shoot the ball well in the first half,” Cutter said. “I told the team, it had been 2 ½ games that we were taking the right shots.” Chupka had nine of his 11 points in the first half, but then battled foul trouble. Jordan Zezza added eight Senior Bart Chupka muscles his way to two of his game-high 13-points for the points. By TOM ROBINSON

For the Sunday Dispatch

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HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING

Pittston Area’s Kallie Miller sings the national anthem before their meet with Wyoming Area Thursday afternoon.

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Lady Patriots stay unbeaten in D3 By JACK SMILES

jsmiles@psdispatch.com

That the Pittston Area swim team defeated Wyoming Area on Thursday in the PA pool wasn’t surprising, but the score was. The Lady Patriots took first place in all 12 events in winning 139-46. PA coach Amy Hazlet was as surprised as anyone by the lopsided score. “I didn’t expect that at all,” she said. “I saw their times so I was a little worried.” Hazlet figures the WA – PA rivalry was a factor. “The girls were excited all week. They al-

ways seem to swim their best against Wyoming Area. A lot of them swam personal bests” Wyoming Area’s top pointgetter Amy Alder was one of only two Warriors to get second in individual events. She was second to PA powerhouse Mia Nardone in the 200 and 500 free. “She’s a great swimmer,” Hazlet said of Alder. “She’s young as she’s only going to get better.” Maria Pesta also took a second for WA in the butterfly, PA made most of the rest of the waves. See SWIMMING , Page 37

The Wyoming Area swim team gets psyched up as Pittston Area swimmers walk the edge of the pool in Yatesville on Thursday afternoon.


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Winning the 9 individual events for PA were Nardone (200 and 500 free); Emily Seamon (200 IM and butterfly); Tiffany Smith (50 free and 100 free); Sierra Williams (diving); Shannen Brady (100 back) and Antoinette Antonocci (100 breast.) Winning the relays for PA were: 200 Medley Relay: Brady, Antonocci, Nardone, Kallie Miller; 200 Free Relay: Smith, Liz Scialpi, Adison Hazlet, Nardone; 400 Free Relay: Miller, Kassity Roche, Scialpi, Smith. Also scoring seconds and third for PA were Kate Musto, Theresa Domarosky, Ashley Beers, Shelby Hoffman and Irene Magdon. Placing second and third in individual events for WA were Alder, Pesta, Katy Dymond and Amanda Bialy. So the Patriots, who haven’t lost a D-3 meet since 2010, are through the first half of the schedule 5-0 in Division 3. They now swim those five teams

again. Hazlet isn’t taking anything for granted, especially against Meyers. “The Meyers meet was close. I’m very, very concerned about beating a quality team twice.” That meet is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30 in the PA pool. In an exhibition boys meet PA beat WA 81-29. Brandon Winters was a four-time winner for PA. Dimitri Shea, Scott Sayer, Zach Hoffman, Kris Littleton, Barry, Luder and Lombardo were also winners for PA. Michael Murphy and Zack Lagrue were winners for WA.

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Pittston Area 95, Hanover Area 88

Ina non-division meet Pittston Area finished first and second in the final event of the meet to squeeze out a win against Hanover Area. Mia Nardone was a three-time winner for the Patriots, touching the wall first in the 200 IM and 100 fly and teaming up with Kallie Miller, Kate Musto and Tiffany Smith in the 200 free relay. Williams, Domarasky and Beers swept the diving.

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Wednesday Nanticoke at PA Dunmore at WA

Michael Barney performs a dive for Pittston Area.

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Carrie Pozaic performs a dive for Wyoming Area

Top right, Pittston Area’s Shannen Brady swims the backstroke in the 200-yard medley relay against Wyoming Area.Pittston Area’s. Middle right, Antoinette Antonacci swims the breaststroke in the 200-yard medley relay against Wyoming Area. Above, WA’s Emily Shemanski swims the 50-yard freestyle against PA..


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SPORTS MEETINGS AND BRIEFS

Avoca/Dupont Little League meeting today The Avoca/Dupont Little League will meet today, Sunday, January 13 at 6 p.m.at the Avoca Boro Building on Main Street Hughestown Sports Club

The Hughestown Sports Club will meet at 2:30 p.m. today, Sunday, Jan 13 at Granteed’s, Parsonage Street, Pittston. Reservations for next year’s season tickets will be taken. Anyone interested in season tickets can attend the meeting or contact any club member. WA swim parents

The Wyoming Area Swim Parents Association will meet on Monday evening, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. at the WA Secondary Center in Room 164. All parents of WA swimmers and divers are encouraged to attend. Avoca Basketball League

Registrations are being accepted for the 2013 Avoca Basketball League in the Avoca Community Center located on Main Street for boys and girls in grades K through 6 today Sunday, Jan.13 and next Sunday, Jan. 20 from 7 p.m. to 8:00. The ABL is sponsored by the Borough of Avoca and the Avoca Jolly Boys and is played in honor of Michael Joyce. For ABL information call Stan Waleski at 457 1206 or e mail stanwaleski@yahoo.com. WA girls elementary basketball

Registration for the Wyoming Area girls basketball elementary program for 3rd to 6th grades are at the high school gym lobby on January 15 and 16 from 5:15 to 6 p.m. The cost is $20 per student

with a family discount of $35 for two students.The program will run January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23 and March 2 and 9 the high school gym from10 to11:30 a.m. for 3rd and 4th grades and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m for 5th and 6th grades.

sign-ups for all boys and girls divisions are January 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Duryea Borough Building. The cost is $55 per player and $75 per family, except for Junior and Senior League which is $75 per player.

Night at the Races on Jan 19 at Mt. Carmel Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. The cost of a horse is $10 and can be purchased at the door. $5 entry fee at the door. Food and desserts and complimentary beverages will be available. Age requirement must be 21.

Duryea WildCats

Dupont Softball/Teeball

PA Cheer Booster Club

The Duryea WildCats organizational meeting is January 16 at the Dupont Polish Club at 7 p.m.

The Dupont Softball/Teeball league is open to children of the Greater Pittston Area and surrounding communities. The teeball program is for boys and girls ages 4 to 7. Registration is $25 Softball is for girls ages 7-17. Registration is $50 per player with a family discount for softball only. Signups are at the Dupont borough building on the these dates: Thursday, Jan. 17 from 7:15 p.m to. 8:30; Thurs Jan. 24 and Thursday Jan. 31from 5:30 p.m. to 8; Saturday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m The final sign up date is Sunday, Feb. 10 from noon to 4 p.m. For more info call Bob AT 881-8744.

The Pittston Area Cheer Booster Club will sponsor a Night Out on Jan. 25 at the Red Mill from 9 to 11 p.m. There will be celebrity bartenders, raffles.

WA baseball boosters meeting

The Wyoming Area Diamond Club will meet on Wednesday, January 16 in room 129 at 7 p.m. at the Secondary Center. Parents of players from 7th through 12th grades are encouraged to attend. GP Legion baseball meeting

TheGreater Pittston American Legion Programwill meet on Thursday onJanuary 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 164 at Wyoming Area High School. The discussion will be focused on the upcoming seasons for the Developmental, Junior and Senior Programs. Parent with a children from the ages of 13 – 18 who are playing or want to play Legion baseball are encouraged to attend this very important meeting. WA Field Hockey Parent

WA Field Hockey Parent’s Association will meet Wednesday, January 23 at 7 p.m. at the Secondary Center. Please make every effort to attend as the election of the officers will be conducted, along with a few other agenda items. Duryea Little League

The Duryea Little League

County Line Girls Softball

The County Line Girls Softball League will have its kickoff meeting on Thursday, January 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Dupont Borough Bldg. All town/team reps are asked to attend. Any town/team/organization that wants to join the league for this season, after a very successful inaugural season, is welcome to attend. For more info call Bob Cappelloni at 8818744. Night at the Races

The Pittston Patriot Cheerleader Booster Club will hold a

K of C free throw contest

Boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level 2013 Knights of Columbus Basketball Free Throw Championship. Entry is free. Winners progress through local, district and state competitions. Participants will compete in their respective age groups. Last year more than 120,000 sharpshooters participated in over 3,600 local competitions. This year’s local event will be held on Feb. 9 in the gymnasium of the former Seton Catholic high school on William Street in Pittston. Start time will be 9 a.m.. Every contestant will be recognized for their participation. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent to compete. For entry forms or additional information contact either Don Mac Rae at (570) 815-4454 or Mitch Megliola at (570) 335-3002. Rock Solid Basketball tryout

plex, 340 Carverton Road, are Sunday, January 6 and 20 from 1-2:30 p.m. for girls in grades 9 and 10; 2:30 - 4 p.m for girls in 7th and 8th grades and 4 - 5:30 p.m for girls in 5thand 6th grades. Try outs for the boys are Sunday, January 13 and 27. Boys in grades 9 and 10 will try out from 1-2:30 p.m.; boys in 7th and 8th grades will try out from 2:30-4 p.m.; and boys in 5th and 6th grade will try out from 4-5:30 p.m. The tryout fee is $10 per player. A player may attend both tryouts at no additional cost. Adult women’s league at GP YMCA

The Pace Setter Athletic Club of Northeastern Pa. is currently organizing an Adult Open Women’s Basketball League at the Greater Pittston YMCA . Interested women players and teams from the Scranton, WilkesBarre, Pittston, and Hazleton are welcome. For further information contact Pace Setter A.C. at P.O. Box 189, West Scranton Pa. 18504 or phone 575-0941 or 347-7018. You may also e-mail to pacesetterbasketball@verizon.net The Pace Setter Club will also run a 3 Ball Basketball Clinic at the GP Y on consecutive Saturdays from Jan. 26 through to March 2. The program will feature a variety of instruction in basketball skills. Players (both girls and boys) from the grades of 5, 6, 7 and 8 are welcome.

Tryout for the 2013 AAU Girls season at Rock Solid Basketball at the Rock Rec Sports Com-

BOWLING

Nittanys, Yankees tied for Pittston Twp. VFW lead This week in Pittston Township Bowling Moore rolled a 705 series. The week before Jack Casper started of the New Year with a 300 game. Standings: Nittanys 7-1, Yankees 7-1, Bus Boys 4-4, Redskins 3-5, Terminators 2-6, Stellers

1-7. Top 10 series: Moore 730, Walsh Sr. 705, Blattner 662, Chodnicki 623, Stevens 605, Marranca 567, O’Brien 560, Russian 560, Wasko 552, Umbra 548. 200 games: Moore 266-246-

218, Walsh Sr. 267-223-215, Blattner 244-234, Chodnicki 215-212, Stevens 208-203, Wasko 224, O’Brien 215, Solano 214, Judge 212, Russian 210, Umbra 206, Marranca 201. Lady Birds

Standings: Flamingos 4-0, Blue Jays 2-2, Tweety Birds 2-2, Seagulls 2-2, Parakeets 2-2, Robins 0-4. High Series: Mary Kay Stetina 537, Sandie Toole 513, Judy Krifka 487, Therese Wrubel 476, Cini DeGennari 455, Nor-

ma Koscinski 443, Tricia Survilla 442, Debi Krakoski 442, Barbara Granahan 431, Shirely Gercak 429.


Lady Patriots in logjam atop WVC Division 1 Lady Warriors pick up a conference win By JACK SMILES

jsmiles@psdispatch.com

With two wins this week, a 2point thriller, 49-47,over Dallas at home on Monday and a 26point win over Tunkhannock in Tunkhannock on Thursday, the Lady Patriots are one of five teams with 3-1 records in the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 two weeks into the schedule. In Monday’s game the Lady Mounts, who came in 2-0, were hot shooting from the outside in the first half, when they led by as many as 14 and then 10, 33-23, at the break. In the second half PA played much better, and a different, defense and the Lady Mounts scored only six in the third. “We changed up the defense during halftime, coach Kathy Healey said. “We took away outside, pressuring them on the perimeter. They were hitting a lot of outside shots in beginning.

The girls are smart. We try different defenses and they enjoy mixing it up.” The defense worked and the LPs applied the pressure without fouling. Dallas got to the line for only six attempts, making three. That was as many as PA made in 17 attempts. Though the foul shooting could be better overall, Healey said the 3-of-17 was an aberration not a trend. They did improve in Thursday’s game hitting 9-of-17 against Tunkhannock. The LPs only loss was to Hazleton, who lost to Dallas, indicating how super competitive the division is. Coughlin (0-4) is the only team having a down season. Even Tunkhannock (1-3) can be tough. They shoot well especially at home. They hit eight threes against PA Thursday. “Every game is crucial,” Healey said. “Anybody could beat anybody on any give day. The league is wide open.” Against Dallas Mia Hop-

kins,15; Liz Waleski and Eastin Ashby, 12 each, and Allie Barber, 10 scored all 49 of PA’s points Dallas hit eight threes, seven in the first half. PA made two, both by Waleski. PA 78, Tunkhannock 52

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GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hopkins scored a game-high 21 points for the Patriots Thursday in Tunkhannock. Waleski scored 18; Allie Barber, 17 and Eastin Ashby, 12. Maegan Wrubel led Tunkhannock with 15 points with four threes. Jackie Rabender, 6; and Jamie Chisdock, 2 also scored for PA. Lake Lehman 55, WA 28

. Lake-Lehman used two big runs – 10-0 to start the game and 18-6 in the third -- Thursday in Exeter in a D-2 game. The Warriors got close twice,15-13 late in the second quarter and 27-22 on a jumper by Ashley Blannett in the third. Serra Degnan led the WA scoring with 8, hitting two threes. Abby Thornton scored 5; Nicole Wright, 6 and Nicole Turner, 4 with one three. The Warriors hit only 3-of-12 free throws. Cayle Spencer, a sophomore, scored 26 for LL.

Wyoming Area’s Audrey Hiedacavage, left, goes up for two as Lake-Lehman’s Cayle Spencer defends Thursday night in Exeter.

Standings

Division 1....WVC ....Overall Pittston Area 3-1.............11-1 Hazleton ..........3-1 .......... 7-3 Dallas ............3-1 ............ 6-2 Valley West ........3-1 ........8-4 Crestwood .........3-1 .........7-4 Berwick ...........1-3 ...........7-5 Tunkhannock....... 0-4.......5-7 Coughlin ..........0-4..........0-12

Division 2....WVC....Overall Nanticoke ..........3-0..........7-5 Lake Lehman .......2-1.......6-4 Holy Redeemer .....2-1 .....5-4 Wyoming Area .....1-2 .....3-8 Meyers ............ 1-2 ............5-5

WA 47, Hanover Area 35

Wyoming Area used a 14-4 second quarter to take control in a crossover game on Monday at D3 Hanover. Degnan went 13-of-14 from the foul line on her way to a game-high19 points WA. Thornton scored 13. Emily Wolfgang scored 6; and Nicole Turner, 7. The win was the Warriors first in WVC games. They are 1-2. This week

Monday WA at Meyers PA at Crestwood Thursday Valley West at PA Holy Redeemer at WA

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WA’s Abby Thornton drives the baseline ahead of Lake-Lehman’s Emily Sutton.

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Nicole Turner shoots an open jump shot against Lake-Lehman on Thursday night.


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OBITUARIES Eleanor T. Wojnarski, 87, a lifelong resident of Swoyersville, passed away peacefully early Monday morning, Jan. 7, 2013, at Commonwealth Hospice, Inpatient Unit, Saint Luke’s Villa, Wilkes-Barre, after a brief illness. Her beloved husband was the late Chester F. Wojnarski, who passed away on Nov. 1, 1962. Born on June 5, 1925, in Swoyersville, Eleanor was one of eight children born to the late Peter and Frances (Romanowski) Stanishefski. Prior to her retirement, Eleanor was employed as a seamstress for various garment manufacturers throughout the Wyoming Valley and held membership with the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union. Eleanor was a faithful Catholic and lifelong member of the former St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, Swoyersville. After the consolidation of her church this past June, Eleanor became a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, also of Swoyersville, where she attended daily Mass.

Eleanor T. Wojnarski

Ronald G. Mortimer

January 7, 2013

January 9, 2013

Eleanor enjoyed many things in life, especially traveling to visit her sister, Helen, in Connecticut, watching the polkas on Saturday evenings, backyard barbecues with family and taking care of her home. Family was the center of Eleanor’s life, and she treasured each moment she had with her loved ones. Her grandsons always held a special place in her heart, and they both meant the world to her. Eleanor will forever be remembered as a loving and dedicated mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Her presence will be greatly missed, but her beautiful spirit will live on in the hearts of her loved ones. In addition to her parents, Peter and Frances Stanishefski, and her husband, Chester, Eleanor was preceded in death by her brothers, Felix, Stanley and Chester Stanishefski; and her sister, Tessie Lecosky. Eleanor is survived by her son,

David Wojnarski, Swoyersville; her daughter, Valerie Stefansky, Wilkes-Barre; her grandchildren, Joseph and Adam Stefansky; her sisters, Helen Saran, Sandy Hook, Conn., and Frances Kepich, Exeter; several generations of nieces and nephews. The family would like to express deepest gratitude to the nurses and staff at Commonwealth Hospice at Saint Luke’s Villa for the gentle and compassionate care they bestowed upon Eleanor and her family. The funeral was on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Joseph J. Pisaneschi, her pastor, officiating. Interment with the Rite of Committal was in Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Swoyersville. For additional information or to send the family an online condolence, visit the funeral home website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com.

Michele E. (Peifer) Murtha January 3, 2013 Michele E. (Peifer) Murtha, 53, of Archbald, passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 3, 2013 in Hospice Community Care, Dunmore, surrounded by her family and close friends. She was married to the late John V. Peifer, who passed away in 2001. Born in Pittston on Sept. 14, 1959, she was the daughter of the late James P. and Betty Gallagher Murtha. Michele was a graduate of Pittston Area High School, class of 1977, and a 1987 graduate of the Wilkes Barre Area Practical Nursing Program, where she was first in her class. Prior to her illness, she had been employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Geisinger Medical Group in Dallas and Renal Consultants in

Wilkes-Barre. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Surviving are her daughter, Gemma Elizabeth Rose Walsh; siblings, Maureen Canning and her husband, Tom, of Collegeville; James Murtha and his wife, Maureen, of Duryea; Michael Murtha and his wife, Mary Anne, of Enola; and Mary Francis and her husband, Ken, of Moosic. Also surviving are stepmother, Rosalie Murtha; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Special thank you to all family and friends, especially Dr. Robert Yanoshak, for compassionate care, also to the staff of Hospice Community Care, Dunmore. Michele will forever be loved

and remembered for her contagious laugh and tremendous sense of humor. Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Interment was in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has established a college fund for the benefit of Michele’s daughter Gemma Walsh and memorial contributions may be made out to Gemma Elizabeth Rose Walsh PA 529 GSP. They can be mailed to Mike Murtha at 5 Redwood Dr., Enola, PA 17025 or delivered to the funeral home during the calling hours. Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.

Ronald G. ‘Ronnie’ Mortimer, 66, of Pittston, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Pittston, son of the late George Mortimer and Catherine Mazaitis, Ronald graduated from St. John’s High School and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Pittston. As a young man, Ronald was employed in Mechanicsburg at the Navy Depot for a short time. Ronald then went to King’s College and graduated with a bachelor of arts in government. Ronald then went for his master’s degree at Marywood University and also received a master of science of history. After attending college, Ronald taught at the St. Paul’s School in Scranton. Ronald did some graduate work at Wilkes University, then taught at the Pittston Area High School and was the history department chairman. Ronald retired from Pittston Area in 2004. Ronald also was an adjunct professor for King’s College, Wilkes College and Luzerne County Community College. Ron wrote columns for The Times Leader, The Sunday Dispatch and also The Independent NEPA magazine. Ronald was appointed in 2006 as the clerk of the city of Pittston and

served until February 2011. Ronald was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #372 John F. Kennedy in Pittston, where he was a Third Degree Knight, as well as the Sons of the American Legion of Pittston and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He also served on the board as the secretary of the Lithuanian Club in Pittston. Ronald was an avid Notre Dame fan and loved to read history books. Ronald is survived by his wife, the former Lorraine Taft; his daughter, Lynn Marie Klein and her husband, Danny of Pittston; two grandchildren, Grace and Maddox. The funeral will be held Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. from the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., in West Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church in Pittston. Interment will be held in the Denison Cemetery in Swoyersville. Friends may call today, Jan. 13, 2013, from 2 until 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the food pantry at St. John the Evangelist Church in Pittston.

Mary Lou Rosser January 5, 2013 Mary Lou Rosser, age 78, a lifelong resident of Moosic, died Saturday morning, Jan. 5, 2013. She is survived by five children, Mary Lou Tomasetti and husband John, of Oviedo, Fla.; Michalene Felkowski and husband Mark, of Old Forge, and Karen Sulz of Scranton; Lee and Scott Rosser, both of Moosic; a daughter-in-law, Eileen Wayne and husband George, of Larksville; a sister, Joyce Podaras of

Long Island, N.Y.; a brother, John C. Coleman and wife Camille, of Moosic; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, in St. Mary’s at Queen of the Apostles Parish, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca. Arrangements are by the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge


Elizabeth (Betty) Powell, 99, of Harding, passed away peacefully at the Highland Manor Nursing and Convalescent Center of Exeter on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. Elizabeth, the eldest of 10 children, was born Aug. 23, 1913, in Boardman, Pa., a small town near Clearfield. She and her nine siblings grew up and attended schools in Hyde City and Clearfield. Betty worked as a waitress near her Hyde hometown before settling in the Wyoming Valley. She worked as the head housekeeper for the Myers and Bedford families in the Wilkes-Barre area. Betty also was a successful seamstress and worked in a clothing factory in Harding and packaged Easter straw in the old Hitchner Biscuit building in West Pittston. Preceding her in death were her loving husband of 41 years, William D. Powell, in 1980; mother, Elizabeth Haddow Adamson, and father; Robert Cameron Adamson; brothers, James, George, Robert, John and Charles; sisters, Catherine Brown and Margaret Katrosh.

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Powell

Leonard Kuchinskas

Jan. 5, 2013

January 6, 2013

In 1940, Elizabeth and her husband, William, purchased a lot and built a home in Harding, where she resid-

ed for 73 years. Elizabeth is survived by her beloved children, William D. Jr. and wife Pamela, of Plainfield, N.J.; Robert T. and wife MaryEllen, of Plains Township; grandchildren, Douglas Powell, Gilbert, Ariz.; Robert J. and Timothy R. Powell, Plains Township; brother Cameron Adamson of Humble, Texas; sister, Hannah Jean Hipps of Rowlett, Texas; cousin, Ruth Pashkevich and husband Joseph, Toms River, N.J.; and a large number of nieces and nephews, whom she cared for greatly. Betty loved to host family gatherings in her home and was a superb cook and decorator. She always enjoyed gardening and could be seen weeding, cutting her grass and planting hundreds of impatiens every year around her home. She always looked forward to her bingo and bunco parties and at-

tending the Methodist church functions and enjoyed being with her family and friends. Elizabeth was a member of the Harding women’s auxiliary. She will be deeply missed by all. Elizabeth’s family wishes to thank the staffs of the General and Geisinger hospitals, The Highland Manor Nursing Center and all the many close and dear friends and neighbors she had who were always so nice to her throughout the years. Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, in the MetcalfeShaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with the Rev. Carol Coleman of the Luzerne United Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in the Denison Cemetery, 85 Dennison St., Swoyersville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 664 Bodle Road, Wyoming, PA 18644 or a charity of your choice.

Fira Rose Furino January 6, 2013 years. The past 15 months she was a resident of The Laurels, Third Avenue, Kingston. She was formerly employed at United Pants Co. for 42 years until her retirement. Aunt Rose loved to watch Lawrence Welk, the polkas and her daytime stories. She loved going for car rides and working on word-find books. She was a very happy person and liked to sing songs and laugh at silly things. Aunt Rose especially looked forward to seeing all the youngest great-great nephews and nieces, Luke and Jackson, Owen and Colton and Faith, who visited her frequently and always made her happy. Aunt Rose will be sadly missed by all her nieces and nephews,

great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters and brothers, Lena Amato and her husband, Anthony, Mary Locascio and her husband, Samuel, Ann Furino, Angeline Lacina and her husband, William, Joseph Furino and his wife, Helen, Michael Furino and his wife, Rachael. Funeral was Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, from the Anthony Recupero Funeral Home, 406 Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial was at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, West Wyoming, with the Rev. McKernan as celebrant. Interment was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Wyoming. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Laurels for their kindness to Rose and the hospice nurses for their comfort and care.

Chess Club at the Osterhout Library, WilkesBarre. Leonard had a love for poetry. He composed many poems throughout his lifetime and greatly enjoyed reciting them at the Kingston Senior Center, where he was a member. One of his greatest accomplishments was being recognized by Who’s Who in Poetry. An avid golfer, Leonard enjoyed every opportunity he had to go golfing. Leonard will always be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend. His presence will be greatly missed, but his spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. In addition to his parents, John and Helen Kuchinskas, and his wife, Victoria, Leonard was preceded in death by his brothers, John, Albert, Benjamin, Edward, Ernest and Vincent Kuchinskas; his sisters, Helen Covaleski, Jean Karg, Mary Kuchinskas and Sally Troy. Leonard is survived by his son, Leonard Kuchinskas, of Stroudsburg; his daughter, JoAnn Rasper, of Northumberland; his four grandchildren; his numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The funeral was on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, from the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Joseph J. Pisaneschi, his pastor, officiating. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Swoyersville. For additional information or to send the family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com.

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Fira Rose Furino, 95, of West Wyoming, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at the Laurels Nursing Center, Kingston. She was born in Swoyersville on Feb. 23, 1917, and was a daughter of the late Melchior and Maryann Colura Furino. She was a graduate of Swoyersville High School, Class of 1936. She was a member of St. Monica Parish/Our Lady of Sorrows Church, West Wyoming, for more than 70 years, and she was a member of the Sacred Heart Society and Sodality. She worked at all of their church picnics in those days. The family resided on Hazle Street, Swoyersville, for many years until the death of her mother. Then the family moved to Shoemaker Avenue, West Wyoming, for 53 years, and later Rose and her sister Ann resided on Swetland Lane, West Wyoming, for 20

Leonard Kuchinskas, 87, a resident of West Wyoming, passed away on Sunday morning, Jan. 6, 2013 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. His beloved wife was the late Victoria (Cieslowski) Kuchinskas, who passed away on Nov. 23, 2005. Born on June 22, 1925 in Kingston, Leonard was the son of the late John and Helen (Lukasavage) Kuchinskas. Raised in Kingston, Leonard was a graduate of the former Kingston High School, Class of 1943. Following high school, he went on to further his education at Bucknell Junior College, presently Wilkes University, and Williamsport Technical Institute. A U.S. Army veteran, Leonard honorably served his country during World War II with the Battery D 601st Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion, with whom he participated in the Invasion of Normandy. During his time of service, Leonard was decorated with the EuropeanAfrican-Middle Eastern Service Medal with four bronze stars, the World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Upon his honorable discharge, he attained the rank of technician 5th grade. Prior to his retirement in 1987, Leonard was employed as a master electrician by the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, WilkesBarre. Prior to his employment with the VA Medical Center, he was employed as a master electrician for Tobyhanna Army Depot. In his earlier years, Leonard operated his own electrical business called Kuch Electric and was also employed by the former Martin Electric. A faithful Catholic, Leonard was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville. Additionally, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Anthracite Post 283, Kingston, and a former member of the

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OBITUARIES William D. ‘Whip’ McDonnell

Grace C. (Sperazza) Busacco

January 5, 2013

January 7, 2013

William D. (Whip) McDonnell, 73, of Pittston Township, went on his final journey January 5, 2013 at St. Luke’s Villa Wilkes-Barre. Born in Pittston Twp., he was the son of the late Joseph and Martha Poston McDonnell. He was a 1957 Graduate of Pittston Township High School. He belonged to the IUOE Local 542. He was a heavy equipment operator for 35 years. He is survived by his wife Theresa Koza McDonnell; a son, William P. McDonnell; a daughter, Karen Bloom; step children, Michael Koza, Mary Lou Koza, and Tracy Shupp and son-in-law Bryan Shupp; three grandchildren, the loves of his

life, Michael Munykowski, Katie Wynn and Bryan Shupp; brother, Joseph and wife Joan McDonnell; sisters, Alma Devlin, Helen Coyle and husband David, and Alice Bokanoski; sister-in-law, Wanda; brothersin-laws, Billy Vilano and Jerry Connors; his best friends Apollo, Ajax, Otis and Neo; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers Paul, Marty, Leo, and Bobby, and sisters, Margret McHugh, Rosemary Moran, Martha Connors, and Rita Vilano.

Sincere thanks to Dr. Mauer Biscotti, Six Floor East staff of WBGH, and staff of the Inpatient Hospice Unit at St. Luke’s Villa of Wilkes-Barre. Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Graziano Funeral Home 700 Township Blvd., Pittston Township. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church, Dupont on Wednesday January 16, 2013 at 10 a.m. The family will receive friends at the church from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Pittston.

Anthony C. Duskasky

Grace C. (Sperazza) Busacco, originally a resident of Pine Street, Pittston, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in the Golden Living Center, East Mountain, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Pittston on September 14,1915, she was a daughter of the late Angelo Sperazza and Concetta (Alfano) Sperazza. Grace was a graduate of Pittston High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel “Bing” Busacco; brothers Samuel Sperazza, Charles Sperazza, Peter Sperazza and Santo Sperazza; and sisters, Mary Provenzano, Rose LaBrutte, Connie Franchimone and infant Angela Sperazza. Grace is survived by a son, Raymond, and his wife, Agnes Busacco, Jefferson Township; daughter, Marie, and her husband, Eugene Hasinecz, Avoca; grand-

sons, Gregory Hasinecz and Samuel Busacco; granddaughters, Jeannie (Hasinecz) Linnane, Lisa Hamedani and Lynn Simmers; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brother Angelo Sperazza, Levittown; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, from the Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township, with a A Mass of Christian Burial was held from St. Joseph Marello Parish (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church), Pittston. Interment was in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. To express your condolences to Grace’s family, visit www.grazianofuneralhome.com.

January 4, 2013 Anthony C. Duskasky, 81, of Pittston, passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. He was born in Jenkins Township on Oct. 5, 1931, a son of the late Anthony and Helen Gechunis Duskasky. He was a graduate of Hanover High School, Class of 1950. Anthony formerly was employed as a store manager at Pittsburgh Paint Co., Scranton. He also was employed by Matthew’s Paint Store, Wilkes-Barre, Raker Paint Factory, Kingston, and retired in 1986 from Sherwin Williams, Kingston.

Anthony was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, where he served as an adult acolyte and a lector. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the Moon Lake Sportsman Club. He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Elaine Roos Duskasky, in 2001, and by an infant sister, Ann Duskasky. Surviving are brother, Joseph Duskasky and his wife, Vicki, Wapwallopen; sister, Agnes Sulewski, Ashley; aunt, Anna Gechunis, Jenkins Township; sister-in-law, Joan Roos, WilkesBarre; cousins; nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William St., Pittston. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Arrangements are by the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Kitchen Pantry or Health and Care Clinic, 35 William St., Pittston, PA18640. Online condolences may be sent by visiting Anthony’s obituary at www.natandgawlasfuneralhome.com.

Kathryn D. Thomas January 8, 2013 Kathryn D. Thomas, 94, of Old Forge, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, John “Jack” D. Thomas, on March 7, 1986. Born on Jan. 14, 1918, daughter of the late Patrick A. and Emma Cooke Duffy, Kathryn was a

graduate of Old Forge High School, class of 1935. A loving and caring mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend, she will be missed by many and not soon forgotten. The funeral was Saturday, Jan 12, 2013, in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc.,

517 N. Main St., Old Forge. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Stewart Memorial Church, 174 N. Main St., Old Forge, PA 18518. Please visit www.kearneyfuneralhome.com for directions or to leave an online condolence.

Robert J. Bernoskie Decebmer 30, 2012 Robert J. Bernoskie, 83, of Pittston, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at WilkesBarre General Hospital, surrounded by his family. Born on January 24,1929, Robert was a son of the late Dominick and Agnes Bernoskie, Pittston. He was a graduate of Pittston High School. Robert was a watchmaker by trade. He was employed for many years at Atlas Chain, West Pittston. Until retirement, Robert was employedbytheTobyhannaArmy Depot, where he served as an equipment specialist/technical writer. Robert served for many years as aEucharisticministeratSt.Mary’s Assumption Church, Pittston. He had a most special devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe. He lived every day with great love and faith in God. He was a kind and generous man who loved having the title of "Pop." One of his greatest joys was caring for his grandson, Robert. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Elizabeth Bernoskie; sons Richard and Robert; and daughter Andrea Kachurak.

Surviving arehisdaughter Brenda D’Eliseo and her husband, Ron, Duryea; son David, Pittston; son-in-law, Andrew Kachurak Sr., Wilkes-Barre; daughter-in-law, Linda Bernoskie, Quakertown; grandchildren, Nicole Hulse, and her husband, Jerry; Andrew Kachurak; Christen, Ronnie and Robert D’Eliseo; David, Taylor, Caitlin and Lauren Bernoskie; greatgrandson, Jayden Bernoskie; sister, Dorothy Davis, Syracuse, N.Y.; nieces and nephews. Mr. Bernoskie’s family is most grateful and thankful to Dr. Gerald Gibbons and the 5 East Staff of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for their care, kindness and compassion. His funeral was Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, 535 N. Main St., Pittston. Arrangements by the Paul F. Leonard Funeral Home, 575 N. Main St., Pittston.


Edmund J. Kowalski, also known as “Red,” 93, of Exeter, died Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013, at the Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, following an illness. Edmund was born in Philadelphia, on Sept. 28, 1919, to the late Stanley and Mary Marcinowski Kowalski. Edmund’s family moved to the Plains Township area, where he was educated in township schools. In the year 1939, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. During World War II he served his country in the South Pacific receiving numerous medals. Following the war, Edmund found employment with the Grocek Construction Co., Plains Twp., where he worked as a carpenter. During this time he met his lov-

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ing wife, Rose Marchlinski. Together they have celebrated 67 years of marriage. Edmund was a member of the Good Shepherd Polish National Church, Plymouth; Teamsters Local 401 and the Joseph E. Conlon Post 558 American Legion, Plains Township. Edmund’s hobbies were carpentry, fishing, the lottery, especially scratch-off tickets, and was an avid fan of the Phillies baseball team. Edmund was preceded in death by brothers Chester, Richard, Stanley, and sisters Celia, Stefanie and Stella. Surviving are his son, Edmund,

and his wife, Toni, Wilkes-Barre; daughters, Carol Gerzarowski and husband Tom, Tunkhannock; Catherine Mizzer and husband Mark, West Wyoming; Elizabeth Serbin and husband Tom, Dallas; Patricia Barna and husband Bernie, Fredon, N.J.; sister Regina Smoot and brother Clement Kowalski; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral was held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in the care of the Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., Plains Township. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.yanaitisfuneralhome.com.

Grace Rose Ardiere January 10, 2013 Grace Rose Ardiere, 84, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Pittston, she was a daughter of the late Sam Ferrara and Louise DeForte. Grace was employed as a seamstress in the garment industry and was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish in Pittston. Grace was an excellent cook and baker and always loved to feed everyone with whom she came in contact. Family was the important part of her life and she had a special place in her heart for each and every family member

and friend. Her presence will be greatly missed, but her beautiful spirit will live in our hearts forever. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Michael Ardiere, who passed away on Nov. 17, 2005; her infant brother, Alfonso Ferrara; sisters, Fay Coniglio, Sara Wench, Ann Haefner, Theresa Brown and Rose Kolativa; and son-in-law, Anthony Dente. Grace is survived by her daughters, Rosemarie Hoffman and her husband, Joseph, of West

Wyoming; Michelle Dente of Plains Township; grandsons, Eric and Todd Hoffman; sisters, Mary Ardiere and Carmella Janiga, both of Pittston; several nieces and nephews who she dearly loved. Funeral will be held Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at 9 a.m. from the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Marello Parish, William Street, Pittston. Friends may call Monday, Jan.14, 2013, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be held in the Denison Cemetery in Swoyersville.

Connie (Jorissen) Marshall January 4, 2013 1951. She recently retired as new accounts manager from T.P.I Travel Services, Tampa. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ray Marshal and Vance Jorissen, and her son Jeffrey Jorissen. Connie will be sadly missed and remembered for her caring heart, warm spirit and inspiring courage. She is survived

by her son Gregg and his wife, Debbie Jorissen, Tampa; grandson, Jeff Jorissen, Cocoa Beach, Fla.; sister, Bev Bryden, West Pittston; stepsons, Mike and Bill Marshall of Wisconsin; nieces and nephews. As per Connie’s request, there will not be a service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Life Path Hospice.

Pittston; her sister, Ann Maurizi, and her husband, Dante Sr., of Pittston Township; six grandchildren, Lauren Flanagan and her husband, Jerry; Eric Vodzack, Angela Anderson, Erin and April Barosky, Barry Barosky II; five great-grandchildren, Tyler and Kyle Anderson, Aubrey Barosky, Ava and Lily Flanagan; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Anthony and Joseph Bianco; and two sisters, Phyllis Petrillo and Elizabeth Amader. The funeral was held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, from Baloga Funeral Home Inc., 1201 Main St., Pittston (Port Griffith), with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston. Interment was in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Care and Concern Ministries, 35 William St., Pittston, PA 18640. For directions or to send an online condolence, please visit www.balogafuneralhome.com.

Eugene E. Wilson Jr. January 7, 2013 Eugene E. Wilson Jr., of Blue Berry Road, Falls, died on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Hospice Community Care in Dunmore. He was born in Philadelphia on March 11, 1955, a son of Fannie Palmer Wilson of Brooklyn, N.Y., and the late Eugene E. Wilson Sr. Surviving are five sons: Nathan and Nicholas Wilson, both of Falls; Anthony Wilson of Northampton,

Pa.; Adam and Brian Eyet, both of Tunkhannock. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, from the SheldonKukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. To leave an online condolence, visit www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com.

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Connie (Jorissen) Marshall, of Tampa, Fla., passed away after a long battle with cancer on Jan. 4, 2013, under the loving care of her family and Hospice. Born Feb.18,1933, in West Pittston, she was the daughter of Anna Moser Messick and Ner Wilson. She graduated from West Pittston High School, class of

Genevieve J. Barosky, of Port Griffith, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at the home of her daughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley J. Barosky, who passed away May 12, 2004. Born in Yatesville, she was a daughter of the late Isadore and Arlene Vidzar Bianco. She was educated in the Yatesville schools. Prior to retirement, she was employed by Lee Manufacturing, Pittston. She was a former member of St. Joseph’s Church, Port Griffith, and its Pierogi Club. Genevieve is a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, and its Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a member of the ILGWU. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. Genevieve was the center of her family and will be missed by those who were blessed to know and love her. She will also be remembered for her generosity to many different charitable organizations. Genevieve is survived by her sons, Frank Barosky of Lebanon, Ohio; Barry Barosky and his wife, Helen, of Pittston Township; her daughter, Donna Vodzack, and her husband, Bernie, of

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OBITUARIES Peter J. Banos, 82, formerly of West Pittston, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Wesley Village with his loving wife of 53 years, Maria Xidia Banos at his side. Born in Pittston on May 7, 1930, he was a son of the late John and Virginia Papakostanti Banos. He graduated from West Pittston High School and attended Wilkes College for 3½ years. Mr. Banos served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was the owner and operator, along with his wife, of the Pittston Shoe Repair and Hat

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Anna Mary Biser Fee

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Cleaning business, which his father had started. Peter was a gentleman, a well-respected businessman and will be truly missed by all who knew him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Economopoulos and Sophie Alexandrakos. In addition to his wife, Maria, he is survived by a sister, Evangeline Gabriel and her husband, George, of Allentown; several

nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at 9 a.m. from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston, with religious services at 10 a.m. in the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 E. Ross St., Wilkes-Barre, celebrated by the Rev. Gabriel Nicholas. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call today, Jan. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.

Margaret (Mastruzzo) Casper January 9, 2013 Margaret (Mastruzzo) Casper, a resident of Pittston, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, surrounded by her loving family in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born Oct. 6, 1933, in Pittston, she was a daughter of the late Rosario and Concetta (DeGraba) Mastruzzo. She was wife to the late John A. Casper. Surviving are daughter, Frances, and husband Aaron D. Herron, Pittston; son, Jack, and wife Johnna Casper, Pittston; granddaughters, Kellie HerronHiggins, April Silberman; great-grandchildren, Zoe, Piper,

Asher Silberman; and sister Mary Sciandra. Preceding in death were brothers, Dominick (Walker) Mastruzzo, Rocco Mastruzzo; sisters Philomena Ratchford and Eleanor DePhillips. The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. James Bruno, his staff and Margaret’s nurse’s aide, Alyse, Mary Lou, and especially Diane Fino. Funeral services have been entrusted to Graziano Funeral

Home Inc., Pittston Township. Funeral services began at the funeral home on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. A Mass of Christian Burial was held from St. Joseph Marello Parish (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church), Pittston. Interment services were held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret’s name to an organization of the donor’s choice. To share a fond memory you have of Margaret or to submit online condolences to her family, visit www.grazianofuneralhome.com.

Samuel J. Paglianite January 5, 2013 Samuel J. Paglianite, 88, of Pittston Township, passed away peacefully, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Mosser Nursing Home in Trexlertown, Pa. Born in Pittston on Oct. 27, 1924, he was a son of the late Gregorio William “Billy” Paglianite and Anna Aruzzo Paglianite. Samuel was a longtime resident of Pittston Township. He worked as a sales tax auditor and recently he worked as a member of the code-enforcement team for Pittston Township. He was preceded in death by

his brothers Dominic Paglianite, West Pittston, and Frank Paglianite, Pittston Township; and nephew Christopher Glasgow, Pittston Township. Surviving are his sisters, Carmela Paglianite Glasgow and Katherine “Keenie” Paglianite Salvo. Samuel was the father of three children, grandfather of five and great-grandfather of one.

Samuel was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston. Samuel proudly served in the U.S. Army. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston. Interment was in St. Rocco’s Cemetery, Pittston Township. Arrangements are by the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston. Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.

Anna Mary Biser Fee, 94, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. She was born on April 14, 1918, during a spring snowstorm in the Razorback Mountains of Mineral County West Virginia. Her parents, George E. Biser and Madora Lee Welch Biser, lived in an eight-room log home built in 1831 by her great-grandfather. She grew up with her sister, Wilda Biser Miller, and brother, Talbot Biser, in a house filled with music and art; both siblings have preceded her in death. When Anna was 2, her mother and baby brother, John, died from childbirth complications. The family moved to Berkeley Springs, W.Va., where Anna went to school and graduated as salutatorian of her class. She moved to Washington, D.C., and worked at the S.S. Kresge Store, where she met her future husband, John Francis Fee. After her husband served in World War II, they moved to his hometown of Pittston, where they raised their four daughters, Barbara, Maureen, Teresa and Kathleen. After the death of John in 1994, Anna lived in Lititz, Pa.,

with her daughter Kathleen and spent her last few years being cared for at the Denver Nursing Home, Denver, Pa., sharing her artwork, smiles and sweet nature with everyone. We sadly say goodbye to a sweet soul. She will be greatly missed by her sons-in-law, Shaun Sheehan, Augustus Mosca, Jason Goodman, Sloan Winters, and by her grandchildren, Alicia (Mosca) and Robbie Trescavage, Augustus Mosca, Brendan and Katherine Sheehan, Shaun P. Sheehan, Aaron and Jordan Winters. Mass of Christian Burial took place on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William St., Pittston, with Monsignor John J. Bendik as celebrant. Interment was in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery. Because of Anna’s love of animals and nature, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to PAWS, P.O. Box 855, Camp Hill, PA 17001. To send the family online condolences, please visit snyderfuneralhome.com.

Dominick ‘Beaver’ Gigliello January 11, 2013 Dominick ‘Beaver’ Gigliello, 78, of Old Forge, died Friday morning, Jan. 11, 2013, at his home. He was the husband of the former Arlene Naida. He was born in Yatesville, son of the late Anthony and Anna Serino Gigliello and was a member of the Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea, and the former St. Michael’s Church, Old Forge, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society. He retired from the Sullivan Trail, Pagnotti Enterprises, West Pittston. Also surviving are brothers, Patrick Gigliello and his wife, Sara, Pittston; Ralph Gigliello, Pittston; sisters, Rose Mary Aldrich, Moosic; Felicia

Gigliello, Yatesville; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Peter and Daniel Gigliello; sisters, Mary Alba, Angeline Petrillo and Grace Klush. Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at 9 a.m. from the Palermo & Zawacki Funeral Home Inc., 409 N. Main St., Old Forge, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in the Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea, to be celebrated by the Rev. Andrew Sinnott, pastor. Interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Old Forge. Friends may call today, Jan. 13, from 3 to 6 p.m.


Doris E. (Williams ) Graham, 88, of Shawnee, Kan., slipped peacefully and quietly into eternity at home on Jan. 3, 2013 after a courageous and spirited battle with COPD. Doris was the daughter of Thomas and Marena (Dawe) Williams and was born on Jan. 7, 1924 in Avoca. Brothers and sisters included Elizabeth Williams Hughes, May Williams Webb, Marina Williams Borthwick, Thomas Williams, Ruth Williams Jones, William J. Williams, who are all deceased. She is survived by three children, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews and one sister-in-law, Amelia Williams. Doris married Robert Graham of Avoca on May 13, 1944 and was married 34 years before Robert passed away suddenly in December 1978. They had three children, Donna who married John Wood of Kansas; Robert married to Missy, of Gouldsboro, and Traci L. Sands of Duryea. Doris and Bob, traveled the world as Bob joined the Army Air Corps in World War II and made a career of the U.S. Air Force. The Graham family spent time living in the Philippine Islands as part of husband Bob’s military service. Whenever asked if she wanted to go on a road trip, her ready answer was “My bags are packed.” She was also quite fond of saying “Well,

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that was an experience” whenever something unusual happened. Doris grew up in the St. John’s Primitive Methodist Church in Avoca and accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in 1935. Having moved to Shawnee, Kan., in 2009, Doris has regularly attended First Baptist of Shawnee. As a high school graduate, she did office work at PPL. She met her husband Bob at a PPL picnic. Doris assisted her husband Bob in publishing and distributing an advertising paper in Tennessee while Bob was stationed Seward Air Force Base. After Bob retired from the Air Force, the family moved to Aston, Pa., where Doris became a buyer of better women’s fashions for Strawbridge and Clothier of Philadelphia. Afterwards she worked for Walmart Catalog Co. in Aston. Weekends found them in their camper in the Pocono Mountains making macramé hanging baskets and selling them to willing customers. After Bob retired a second time, from Boeing Vertol, he and Doris moved to the Poconos. When Bob died unexpectedly in 1978, Doris relocated to Avoca and worked in a local green house and nursery. She moved to Shawnee, Kan., in 2009 a few minutes from daughter Donna and husband John. Doris played the piano, en-

joyed classical music and passionately loved being with family; crafting, gardening, cooking and home making. Doris was dearly loved by her children, grandchildren (five) and great grandchildren (eight). She was lovingly called Aunt Do by her many nieces and nephews; Chick by her late husband, Bob, and Nanny by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Grandchildren and greatgrandchildren include, Jeremy D. Sands, wife Kaitlyn J. and daughter Maya of New York; Joshua G. Sands, wife Jennifer C. and daughter Nadia J.A., and son Nathan L. of Maryland; John Wood, wife Sonoko and daughter Mei Doris, and son Kazuya John of Miyazaki, Japan, and Susan Wood of Missouri; Rob Graham, wife Sue and children Rob, Lorrie, Brandon, and stepdaughter Chelsi of Maryland. Doris had an infectious laugh, a wonderful smile, and was loved by all and will be missed by many. Funeral service was Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at the Kniffen O’Malley Funeral Home, Inc., 728 Main St., Avoca, followed by burial in Langcliffe Cemetery in Avoca. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to DAV (Disabled American Veterans) or Kansas City Hospice, 9221 Ward Parkway No. 100, Kansas City, MO 64114 Send condolences at www.BestLifeTributes.com.

Mabelle O. Barnett January 7, 2013 She was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed crosswordpuzzles,sewing,knittingand crocheting clothes for her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, who passed away Jan. 13, 2001; infant brother, Bruce; brothers, Robert and Charles; and sister, Helen Jackson. She is survived by sons, Owen Barnett and his wife, Sandra, of Pittston, Richard Barnett II and his wife, Kathleen, of Wilkes-Barre; grandsons, Troy Barnett and his

wife, Beth, Richard Barnett III; nieces and nephews. Arrangements are by the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea. To leave the family an online condolence or for further information, please visit www.piontekfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Puritan Congregational Church, 71 S. Sherman St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

lor, and Patrick Williams, of Avoca. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Colin O’Brien, Michael Jr. and Gavin Bittenbender, Peter Rizzo, Ryan Gaughan, Phillip and Kristian Barhight; her sister Cynthia Gardner, of WilkesBarre; her loving dog, Rusty, and several nieces and nephews. Sandra’s family would like to thank the staff and doctors of the Celtic Health Care Center for the excellent care given to Sandra in her time of ill health. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with Father Phillip Sladicka of Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 71 N. Franklin St., WilkesBarre, PA 18701 Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com.

Mary A. (DeBella) Montagna January 9, 2013 Mary A. (DeBella) Montagna, a resident of Exeter, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, in Highland Manor Nursing Home, Exeter. Born in Pittston on Sept. 23, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Carrie (Tirone) DeBella. She was wife of the late Ross I. Montagna. Mary was preceded in death by brothers Joseph DeBella, Michael DeBella, Carmen Occhipinti, Nicholas Occhipinti, Samuel DeBella; and sister Sarah Lennox. Surviving are daughters, Joann and husband Robert Helik, New Hope, Pa.; Mary Carol Montagna, Exeter; granddaughter, Montana Bassett; brothers Steve DeBella, Ignatius DeBella; sisters Katherine Man-

tione and Carmella Buynak. Funeral services are Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at 9 a.m. from the Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 p.m. at Corpus Christi Parish (Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church), West Pittston. Interment will be in St. Rocco’s Cemetery, Pittston Township. Viewing hours will be held at the funeral home today, Jan. 13, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. Mary’s daughters, Joan and Mary Carol, would like to thank their family and friends who showed a great deal of support for the duration of Mary’s illness. To share a fond memory of Mary or to submit an online condolence, visit www.grazianofuneralhome.com.

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Mrs. Mabelle O. Barnett, 91, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at her home. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Wendell and Josephine Klamen Owens. She graduated from Wilkes-Barre schools. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the former Bell Telephone, Wilkes-Barre, where she was a member of the Pioneer Club. She was a member of the Puritan Congregational Church, Wilkes-Barre.

Sandra Lee (Wolfe) Williams, 65, of Avoca, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the Celtic Health Care Center, Wilkes-Barre. She was born in WilkesBarre, June 6, 1947 and was the daughter of the late Leroy W. and Mary (Kloss) Wolfe. Sandra was a graduate of Meyers High School. She retired from Fairchild Semiconductor, Mountain Top. Sandra enjoyed summer vacations to the beach. She loved to work outside in her garden, enjoyed working with ceramics and loved to shop. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and she will be sadly missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Mary Ann Hunter. Sandra is survived by her husband of 16 years, Gerald Williams; her son, Patrick, and his wife, Nadine O’Brien, of Virginia, and her daughter, Sherri, and her husband, Michael Bittenbender, of Delaware; her stepchildren, Gerald Williams, of Kentucky; Mary Gaughan, of Avoca; Irene Barhight, of Tay-

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Levio ‘Butzie’ Grilli, 93, of the Hilldale section of Plains Township, passed into heaven on Friday morning, Jan. 4, 2013, at River Street Manor, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Hilldale, he was a son of the late John B. and Josephine (Berrettini) Grilli. Levio was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School, Class of 1938, where he excelled in baseball, football and wrestling. He was a Pennsylvania allstate wrestler in 1938. He attended a baseball training camp for the New York Giants in 1939. Levio also coached baseball and football for many years. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a machinist at Yates Electric, West Wyoming, and more recently for the Wilkes-Bare Area School Dis-

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trict. He was a member of the Christian Apostolic Church, Plains Township, and a member of the Plains Sports Hall of Fame, inducted in 1991. Preceding him in death were his brothers, Domero and Angelo; sisters, Lena Palmaioli, Violet Surma, Arnesta Grilli and Marie Moskal; and infant brother Angelo. Surviving are Levio’s wife of 63 years, Baldina (Nati) Grilli, Hilldale; son, Dr. Joseph J. Grilli and his wife, Lisa, Jenkins Township; daughter, Lynn Grilli Gilroy and her husband, Leo, Kingston; grandchildren, Dr. Christopher J. Grilli and his wife, Dr. Jennifer; Kaitlyn Grilli, Liam Gilroy; great-grandson, Maxwell Levio Grilli; sister

Emma Esopi, Hilldale; many beloved nephews and nieces. The family would like to thank the staff of Celtic Hospice (Hospice Community Care) and River Street Manor for their excellent and compassionate care. Funeral was held Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township, with services at 10 a.m. in the Christian Apostolic Church, Plains Township, with the Rev. David Fischi officiating. Interment will be held in the Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming. Memorial donations may be made, if desired, to The Christian Apostolic Church, 757 N. Main St., Plains, PA 18705. Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.

Alice M. Saporito, 75, formerly of Pittston, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in the Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dallas. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Marie Traver Klein. She was employed at Consolidated Cigar formerly of Kingston, Luzerne Products of Plains Township and prior to her retirement she was employed at Native Textiles, of Dallas. She was active with Helping Hands of the Noxen United Methodist Church. Preceding her in death was her husband, Joseph, and daughter Linda Cole. Surviving are children Cheryl Bombick and her husband,

John, Shavertown; Brenda Ragugini, Kingston; Martin Saporito and his wife, Cathy, Centermoreland; Robin Teeple and her husband, Pat, Carbondale; Robert Edwards, Dallas; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Audrey Lyons, Noxen; Marge Dellarte, Beaumont; Katie Ayers, Dallas; Sue Feaser, Annville, Pa; brother, Danny Klein, Evans Falls; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, in the Nulton-Kopcza Funeral Home, 5749 SR 309, (Beaumont) Monroe Twp., with the Rev. Linda Bryan of the Noxen United Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas.

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Edward J. Pupa January 8, 2013 Edward J. Pupa, 87, of Pittston, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, Jan. 8, 2013, in Geisinger South WilkesBarre, Hospice Community Care. Born Sept. 1, 1925, in Pittston, he was a son of the late Anthony A. and Lucy Gillis Pupa. He was raised in Long Island, N.Y., and graduated from Lawrence High School, Long Island. The family moved back to Pittston in 1946. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the destroyer USS Maddox in the Pacific during World War II. Mr. Pupa graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and a master’s degree from Wilkes University. He was employed as a science teacher in the Pittston Area School District for 25 years. He was an active member of St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston, where he served as a lector and choir member. He also was a member of the parish Holy Name Society, a member of the

Fox Hill Country Club and a loyal member of the Ohio State University Booster Club. Mr. Pupa was a kind, dedicated and loving husband, brother and uncle. He was a true gentleman and will be missed by all who knew him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Pupa. Surviving are his wife of 50

years, Gloria DeGraba Pupa; brother, Arthur P. Pupa, Jenkins Township; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston, with A Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Marello Parish, William Street, Pittston. Interment was in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.

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Paul Joseph Wrazien January 6, 2013 Paul Joseph Wrazien, 74, of Wyoming, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in the Hospice Unit at St. Luke’s Villa, Wilkes-Barre. Born Aug. 18, 1938, in Dupont, he was a son of the late Paul E. and Elizabeth Vida Wrazien. Paul was a1956 graduate of St. John’s High School, Pittston. He earned his bachelor’s degree from King’s College and his master’s degree from Lehigh University. He married Barbara Cuba of West Wyoming, and the couple raised their family in Wyoming. Paul taught in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania secondaryeducation systems and worked in the insurance industry. He retired from Kaminski Brothers Inc. after 26-year tenure. He relished driving and spent his retirement years serving the clients of AAAA Limousine. Like his father before him, Paul was a gifted baseball player who spent his youth on the pitcher’s

Norwich, N.Y., Joseph Wrazien of Boynton Beach, Fla., Major Gerard Wrazien and his wife, Michele, of Wyoming, Marita Noll and her husband, Mark, of Wakefield, R.I.; grandchildren, Samantha and Patrick Condo, Philip, Christopher and Michael Trevisani; step-grandchildren, Gabe Buscalferri, Brianna and Alex Noll. A Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Church of St. Monica Parish, Wyoming, with the Rev. Leo McKernan as celebrant and the Rev. Walter Skiba and Rev. James Walsh as concelebrants. Interment was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Wyoming. Arrangements are by Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Center Foundation, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.

him in death were six brothers, Martin, Edward, Robert, Patrick, John, Bernard; and four sisters, Catherine Cook, Matilda Zibell, Grace Orzello and Jean Becht. Surviving is his wife of 58 years, Yolanda Troback Hoban. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Anthony Recupero Funeral Home, West Pittston.

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January 8, 2013 wife, sister, aunt and friend. Her presence will be greatly missed, but her beautiful spirit will live on in the hearts of loved ones. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Collins, who passed away on Aug. 8, 1982; her brothers Walter, Anthony, Michael, Edward and Thomas; her sisters, Sophie, Julia, Cecelia, Mary and Veronica Castner, who died on Dec. 3, 2012. Louise is survived by her brother, Joseph Ozach, of Helena, Mont., and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews who shared a special place in her heart and who she never forgot on important times in their lives. She will be deeply missed. Funeral services were held Friday Jan. 11, 2013, from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255

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Louise B. Collins, 88, a lifetime resident of Dupont, passed away peacefully Tuesday night, Jan.8, 2013, at Highland Manor Nursing Home, Exeter, where she had been a resident for 10 months. Born in Dupont on March 22, 1924, Louise was one of 12 children of Michael and Elizabeth (Gorczowski) Orzech. Louise was a devout Catholic and a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Church in Dupont and its Women’s Society. In her healthy years, she enjoyed making pierogis with the church women. She graduated Dupont High School, class of 1942, and procured employment in a defense plant in Elkton Md. She returned home and was employed in Consolidated Cigar Factory, West Pittston, and later Schott Optical in Duryea. Family was the most important part of her life, and she enjoyed every minute spent with them. Louise was a dedicated daughter,

mound. He attended spring training for the Cincinnati Reds farm team in 1957. Paul was a devoted son, husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church of St. Monica’s Parish. Paul was a devout Catholic who attended Mass daily and served his parish as lector and Eucharistic minister. Throughout his life, he served on a variety of church committees. The past few years Paul often could be seen with Barbara by his side walking in Wyoming as they endured his personal battle with cancer. Paul is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara; children, Lucille Condo and her husband, Steve, of Dallas, Paula Trevisani and her husband, Dr. Michael, of

William G. Hoban, 84, of Exeter, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Highland Manor NursingCenter,Exeter.BorninHughestown on Sept. 15, 1928, son of the late Richard and Matilda Dooner Hoban, Will was a U.S. ArmyveteranoftheKoreanConflict. He was formerly employed as an insurance agent. Preceding

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Milewski celebrates 97th year Mrs. Margaret Milewski, of Dupont, celebrated her 97th birthday on New Year’s Day. She credits her longevity to keeping busy. She loves to crochet and walk her dog, Pablo. She is an avid Bingo player. Mrs. Milewski is the proud mother of six children. She has 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Christmas dinner/dance held The Big Band Society held a Christmas dinner/dance at Genetti’s, Wilkes-Barre. Shown in the photo are members of the Board and

Officers for 2012-2013. Left to right, front row: Arlene Zablotsky, board; Mickey Finerty, Sgt. at arms; George Anne Neff, historian; Carl

Fedako, board; Linda Welsch, treasurer; Louise Casetellani, board; Herman Castellani, board. Back row: Glenn Smith, 1st vice presi-

dent; Ellen Tosh, secretary; Paul Neff, board. Officers were sworn in by Luzerne County Judge Lesa Gelb.

Jule A. Starolis Keder

Keder notes 90th birthday Jule A. Starolis Keder, of West Pittston, is celebrating her 90th birthday today, Jan 13. Her husband is the late Frank Keder of West Pittston. She is blessed with three children, “Fritz” Keder, of West Pittston; Barbara Pumplun and husband, Dennis, of Ohio; and Kathleen Pitcavage and husband, Michael, of Swoyersville. She has four grandchildren, Jennifer and Jeffrey, of Ohio; and Annie and Jamie, of Pennsylvania. She also has six great-grandchildren. Jule worked at the Bon Ton Store at the Midway Shopping Center in Wyoming and is now retired.

Collinses celebrate 40 years Ken and Donna Collins, of Jenkins Township, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today, Jan 13. They were married at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Pittston. Mrs. Collins is the daughter of the late Ed and Rose Greeley, of Jenkins Twp. Mr. Collins is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Collins, of Pittston. The couple has been blessed with four children, Nadine, and her companion, Carl Kenny and his wife, Barbara; Ed and Rob and his wife, Amiee. They also have been blessed with two wonderful grandchildren, Jenna and Lyam.

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New officers are sworn in The Italian Amerian Association of Luzerne County held their annual Christmas party at Best Western Genetti Hotel and Conference Center in WilkesBarre. The group also installed officers for the upcoming year. Shown being sworn in are, left

to right: Luzerne Country Judge Fred Pieriantoni; Lorraine Butera, secretary; Maureen Ledretti, Anne Dillon, Herman Castellani, treasurer; Louise Castellani, vice president; Judy Deice; James Deice, president; Donna Fontanella; Glenn Smith; Michael Delconte.

LCCC marches at Veterans Day parade Luzerne County Community College students, faculty and staff participated in the annual Veterans Day parade in Kingston and Wilkes-Barre. From left, first row, are Stephanie Wychock, Mountain Top; Leah Kowalski, Nanticoke, president, Phi Theta Kappa, LCCC; Mary Sullivan (in car), Swoyersville, director, student life and athlet-

ics, LCCC; Lori Major, Sweet Valley, professor and coordinator, business, LCCC; Dillon Major, Sweet Valley; and Sebastian Maul, Nanticoke, representative, Student Government Association, LCCC. Second row, Carla Wychock, Mountain Top; Machelle Smith, Ashley, secretary, college relations and marketing, LCCC; Janet Kaczmarc-

zyk, Mountain Top, secretary, career services, LCCC; Judi Myers, Lake Silkworth, administrative systems manager and coordinator, diversity, LCCC; Nicole Maximowicz, Kingston, secretary, Student Government Association, LCCC; Michelle Gitkos, West Pittston, vice president, Student Government Association, LCCC; Emily Lynch, Forty Fort, president, Psi Beta,

LCCC; David Fox, Drums, president, Student Government Association, LCCC; Thomas P. Leary, Kingston, president, LCCC; Michael Maul, Nanticoke, representative, Student Government Association, LCCC; Ed Hennigan, Exeter, assistant director, admissions, LCCC; and Francis Curry, Forty Fort, director, admissions, LCCC.


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January Act 80 Day / Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday Friday, Jan. 18, is an Act 80 Day. District students will be dismissed according to the following schedule: High School – 12:30 p.m. Middle School – 1 p.m. Intermediate, Primary, & Kindergarten Centers – 1:30 p.m. The Pittston Area School District will then be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. District schools will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 22, according to the regular schedule. High School

• Applications for the 2014 class of Junior Leadership are available in the guidance office. Junior Leadership WilkesBarre is a leadership development program for high school juniors which enables students to develop leadership skills while increasing community awareness. Junior Leadership Wilkes-Barre offers students the opportunity to work with adult leaders in their community through day-long seminars held over a nine month period. An in-depth curriculum acquaints class members with community needs, opportunities, challenges, and resources. The program focuses on creating leadership skills in issue areas such as media, government, citizenship, diversity, the justice system and community issues. Junior Leadership Wilkes-Barre also develops team-building skills while providing each student with a deeper understanding of his/her potential. In addition to the monthly day-long programs each student must participate in a community service project whereby class members are challenged to use their leadership skills to address community needs. The program is open to students who will be entering his/ her junior year in September of 2013. A processing fee of $10 (check or money order is required with all applications). Applications are due by Monday, Feb. 11, to Mrs. Kayden or Ms. Alaimo in the guidance office. Pick up an application today in the guidance office. For more information, please visit our website at www.leadershipwilkes-barre.org • Pittston Area High School will host a Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m., in the high school auditorium for all seniors and their parents/guardians. The alternate weather date if necessary will be scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. Guest speaker for the program is Jane Dessoye, Executive Director of Enrollment Management, Misericordia University. Dessoye will provide valuable information on the financial aid process including: applying for financial aid, determination of financial need and an explanation of types of student aid available for students. This information is for students applying to different universities, colleges and technical programs. Federal, state and grant applications and completion procedures will also be addressed. All 12th grade students and their parents/ guardians are urged to attend!!! • Senior Interviews Chris Lynch, son of Chris and Debbie, was born on Dec.10, 1994 and lives in Avoca. If Chris could re-do high school he would have studied more. His favorite teacher is Mr. Joyce. Chris’s favorite food is pizza, Will Ferrell is his favorite actor and Anchorman is his favorite movie. Chris likes to hang out with his best friends Rob Lynch, Kelly Mitchell, Connor Mitchell, Shawn Ruda and Ian Tracy. His own personal catchphrase is "G.F.Y". Chris plays golf for the school and plans to to go to college after graduation. He looks forward to becoming an

adult so he will have more freedoms. Jamie Lombardo, daughter of Jim and Kim, was born on Feb. 20, 1995 and lives in Jenkins Township. Jamie’s idol is Christina Koons. You are most likely to see her with Jamie Coyne, Jenna Galli, Matt Shamnoski, Jimmy Musto, Russ Searfoss and Christina Koons. In Jamie’s spare time she is involved in dance, and is a dance teacher and EMT. Cheese Fries are her favorite food and Remember Me is her favorite movie. Jamie found that the most challenging part of high school was dealing with all of the unnecessary drama. If Jamie could teach anything she would choose English. James Lizza, son of Mary Ann and James, was born on Dec. 29,1994 and lives in Yatesville. His most memorable high school moments were being in the Pep Squad for the basketball games. If James could re-do high school he would have studied more. Pizza is his favorite food, Kanye West is his favorite artist and Anchorman is his favorite movie. James is usually with his best friends Aaron Black, Mike Harding, Nick Bolka and Matt Pierantoni.The most challenging part of high school for James was the finals. If he was able to teach any class in the world, it would be Math. Looking back on his high school years, he described all of his experiences as memorable. James plans on attending Misericordia.

Fourth graders learn about heritage, government

Students in Mrs. Bittmann's fourth grade class recently completed a Social Studies Unit on our country's heritage and government. As part of the unit the students researched their family's ancestry and created their family trees. The projects are on display in the hallway. The students also celebrated their heritage by having a class party with foods from different ethnicities including Italy, Ireland, Poland, the Dominican Republic and Trinidad. Parents and students each got to sample foods from each of these countries while listening to music from around the world. Shown, first row, from left, Jaden Lanuto, Sam Capitano, Gia Turonis, Gia Mangione, Bridget McDonald, Haley Naples2nd row (kneeling L - R): Stephen Yanchis, Marcus Fuller, CJ Demark, Kelce Wynder, Kate Getz, Janasia Turner3rd row (standing L - R): Kaylee Ameen, Syra Reza, Matt Wescott, John Chacko, Emily Hornesky, Destinee Rodgers, Dakkota Moran, Isabel Rosello-Reyes, Tyler Nowakowski and Mrs. Bittman.

create cards for the brave men and women of our armed services. • Students visit The Pittston Manor Assisted Living Center The students of Mrs. Talerico’s Fourth Grade Class spread Christmas cheer to the residents at The Pittston Manor Middle School Assisted Living Center. They • Spelling Bee Practice distributed handmade ornaThe next practice for the ments to the residents and sang spelling bee will be held Mon- Christmas carols as well. A fun day, Jan. 14 after school in time was had by all! Mrs. Brady’s room. Students are responsible for their own Kindergarten Center transportation home. Please see • What’s Happening in Mrs. Brady or Mrs. Noone if Room 103 you are unable to attend. The The Ben Franklin Kindergarin-school spelling bee will be ten Center prides itself on held on Monday, Jan. 28. many of the wonderful things • Science Olympiad they have integrated into the There will be a Science curriculum, especially the addiOlympiad meeting Wednesday, tion of something called Kid Jan. 16 after school from 3-4 Writing. Kid Writing is a highp.m. in room 145 with Ms. ly successful approach to early Quinn. Students are responsible literacy. This week readers will for their own transportation get a peek into Mrs. Hughes’ home, and all rides must be in room 103 while they use their front of the middle school no Kid Writing Journals. Like later than 4pm. Please note this most teachers in the building, meeting is for members of the Mrs. Hughes’ approach to Kid Science Olympiad only and not Writing is with small groups of members of the Science Club. students. The group that she The next Science Club meeting worked with consisted of 6 stuis scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. dents. Each of those six stu22. dents had their own Kid Writ• Builder’s Club ing Journal. They were directed The next meeting of the by Mrs. Hughes to first come Builder’s Club will be Tuesday, up with an idea for a story. Jan. 22, from 3 until 3:30 p.m. Then they were to independin room 206 with Ms. Donahue ently illustrate that idea. Once and Mrs. Martin. Students are the picture for their story was responsible for their own trans- drawn, the students then reportportation home, and rides must ed to Mrs. Hughes for assistbe in front of the Middle ance in writing their story. The School no later than 3:25 p.m. students were encouraged to sound and stretch words out to Intermediate Center spell them to the best of their • Students learn about their ability. They were also encourhertiage aged to use words they learned Students in Mrs. Bittmann’s that were displayed all around fourth grade class recently the room. Finally, the students completed a Social Studies read their stories to Mrs. Unit on the country’s heritage Hughes while she made minor and government. As part of the corrections underneath the stuunit the students researched dents writing. She would stop their family’s ancestry and cre- with each correction and turn it ated their family trees. The into a teachable moment. Mrs. projects are on display in the Hughes’ Kid Writing lesson hallway. The students also cele- was a fun approach to teaching brated their heritage by having phonics, writing and creativity. a class party with foods from Star Student Interview with different ethnicities including Mrs. Hughes by Rubi McCann Italy, Ireland, Poland, the DoTeacher: Mrs. Hughes minican Republic and Trinidad. Star Student: Rubi McCann Parents and students each got Q1: “What do you like to do to sample foods from each of for fun?” these countries while listening “I like to read books. I like to music from around the to go shopping. And I like to world. take walks.” • Students make cards for Q2: “What’s your favorite Veterans color?” Students from the IC recently “My favorite color is purple.” helped support a local business Q3: “What’s your favorite reach its Christmas goal. Miss food?’ Kim’s Coffee Shop was collect“My favorite food is pizza.” ing Christmas cards to send to Veterans and soldiers oversea. Various classes took time to

Students visit Pittston Manor for Christmas

The students of Mrs. Talerico's Fourth Grade Class spread Christmas cheer to the residents at The Pittston Manor Assisted Living Center recently. They distributed handmade ornaments to the residents and sang Christmas carols as well. The class is shown, back row, L to R: Frank Camasse, Anthony Hando, Jacob Severnak, Adryanna Cary, Jadan Zawierucha, Alivia Lugin, Carlie Feeney, Ava Gacek. Middle Row, L to R: Tyler Brody, Cathy Vest, Brooke Pisano, Angie Kostak, Grace Slezak, Johnathan Volch, Seth Gale. First row, L to R: Haley Sworen Jordan Miller, Nazarath Lyback, Madison Stokes, William Norton and Lily Andricks.

Students bringing holiday joy to the residents of Pittston Manor, left to right, Tyler Brody, Jordan Miller, Frank Camasse, Seth Gale, Jonathan Volch, Nazarath Lyback, Matthew Mills, Cathy Vest, Grace Slezak, Jacob Severnak, Anthony Hando, Madison Stokes, Angie Kostak, Brooke Pisano, Adryanna Cary, Hailey Sworen, Ava Gacek, Carlie Feeney, Alivia Lugin, Jadan Zawierucho, Lily Andricks

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Nicholas Edward Ciampi, son of Lou and Lisa Ciampi, of Wyoming, will celebrate his fifth birthday on Tuesday, Jan. 15. He is the grandson of Lou and Marianne Ciampi, of West Pittston, and Ed and Carol Niewinski, of Forty Fort. He is the godson of Amy Niewinski, of Aaronsburg and Jim Ciampi, of West Pittston. Nicholas attends Wyoming Valley Montessori School and plays baseball and soccer. He has a brother, Louis, who is 7 ½ years old and a sister, Mia, who is 2 years old. A party will be held with family and friends in Nicholas’ honor.

Nicolas Joseph Cielo, son of Tina Oliveri and Miguel Cielo, of Hughestown, will celebrate his fifth birthday on Jan. 14. He is the grandson of Joseph and Carm Oliveri, of Hughestown, and Modesta andQ the late Enrique Cielo. He is the greatgrandson of Angelo and Lena Parente, of Hughestown and the late Stanley and Isabelle Oliveri. Nicholas has a baby brother, Vincenzo Angelo. He will celebrate his birthday with family and friends at Elko’s.

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John Christopher Hood II (JJ), son of John and Vicki Hood, of West Pittston, is celebrating his ninth birthday today, Jan 13. He is the grandson of John and Nancy Janczewski and Louise Hood and the late Mayor John Hood, of West Pittston. He is the great-grandson of Fulvio Ranalli and the late Helen Ranalli, of Dallas; the late Jennie Forlenza, of Pittston; the late Janet Janczewski and the late Jeannette Hood, of West Pittston. His godparents are Sheri and Gary Slusser, of West Pittston. JJ enjoys playing baseball for the West Pittston Little League with his favorite position being either first base or pitcher. He also is involved in a junior bowling league every Saturday and Thursday, plays for Stoners soccer team in the fall and also for the West Pittston Rams. A party will be held in his honor.

Emilie Stofko, daughter of Rick and Nicole Stofko, of Mountain Top, celebrated her fifth birthday on Jan. 5. Her grandparents are George and Peggy Stofko, of Harding, and Tom and Marion Paul, of Wilkes-Barre. Emilie is a pre-kindergarten student at the YMCA of Wilkes-Barre. She has a sister, Alexis, who is 7 years old.

Joshua Orkwis

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Joshua A. Orkwis celebrated his ninth birthday on Jan 8. He is the son and stepson of Alfred and Kimberly Orkwis, of Pittston where he resides and the son of Arlene Keegan, of Pittston. He is a Bear with Cub Pack 303 and has a role in the upcoming play “The Wizard of Oz” at the Applause Theatre in Pittston. Joshua has a yellow belt in karate and is preparing for an international competition under Master Sheridan at Sitara Karate School.

Ella Grace Rosiak, daughter of Ed and Kristy Rosiak, of Avoca, will celebrate her fifth birthday on Friday, Jan 18. She is the granddaughter of Robert and Karen Camasse, of Pittston, and the late Edward and Lorraine Rosiak, of Pittston. She is the great-granddaughter of Beulah Vaughn, of Altoona. Ella has a big brother, Eddie, who is 7 ½ years old. She enjoys taking karate classes at the Rock Rec Center. She will celebrate her birthday with friends and family at Chuck E. Cheese.

Red Hat Ladies met at the Pittston Senior Center. Seated, Marion Weitz, Queen; Mary Hadley, Treasurer.Standing, Ruth Brown, Treasurer; newly inducted member Anne Pocholonis.Not pictured Illona Burbish.

Red Hat Belles meet at center Pittston Senior Center

The Pittston Senior Center Red Hat Belles recently held their meeting at the Pittston Senior Center. The Red Hat Belles meet the first Thursday of every month for dinner at various venues in the area followed by their monthly meeting. This group made donations to the food bank, the Senior Center, toys for tots, etc. New members are always welcome to join. For further information contact, Connie Andrews, Center Director at 655-5561.

Falls Senior Center

The Falls Senior Center, sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne/Wyoming counties invites anyone 60+ to the following activities; Jan.14 at 10 a.m. Falls Wii bowlers will compete at Tunkhannock Senior Center Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. to11:45 a.m. Complete Body Stretch using weights and bands Jan.14 at 1 p.m. to2 p.m. Crocheting class, Marie Dowse instructor Jan.15 Brain Games during lunch Jan.16 Walking from 10am to 10:45am depending on weather Jan.16 at 11:30 a.m. "Winter Safety" presentation by Steven Stylinski, Physical Therapist from Compassionate Home Care Jan.17 Nutrition luncheon talk on "Ten Foods that make you Healthier". Jan.18 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Complete body stretch using weights and bands The Center offers free unlimited coffee and tea as well as activities such as Wii bowling, shuffleboard, cards and scrabble. Anyone wishing to join us for a hot meal at noon for a suggested donation of $2 should RSVP to Twila at 388-2623 by 12:30pm the day before. Falls Seniors are currently welcoming new members for a suggested donation of $4 for the year. The Center is open Mon. through Fri. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is located on SR 92.

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Choir sings Polish songs at First Friday Holy Rosary School on Stephenson Street in Duryea announced the following: • HRS celebrated a beautiful First Friday Mass with Reverend Philip Sladika. The HRS Choir sounded exceptional as they sang Christmas songs in both English and Polish, carrying on the proud HRS tradition. The HRS family is looking ahead to Catholic Schools Week and re-registration for current families. Here’s what else HRS has going on this week: • Catholic Schools Week Information Holy Rosary School, along with all Catholic Schools across the nation, will celebrate annual Catholic Schools’ Week from Jan. 27 to Feb. 1. Information on the Opening Mass and Open House, along with the other activities that celebrate faith, academics, and service, will be sent home within the next few weeks. All are invited for these special events. • Registration HRS is currently in the process of registering students for the 2013-2014 academic school year. As always, support for the ministry of Catholic education is deeply appreciated. The deadline for all re-registration materials is Jan. 23 and all materials must be received for re-registration to be complete. On Sunday, Jan. 27, HRS

will begin registration for new students for grades that are not yet filled. • Gertrude Hawk Easter Order Gertrude Hawk order forms were sent home last week. While door to door selling is not recommended, this is a great way to earn money towards tuition. The top copy of the order form and money are due Tuesday, Feb. 12. Please retain the bottom copy for your records. Estimated order pickup date is Tuesday, March 12. • Lunch Volunteer Schedule The Lunch Volunteer Schedule was sent home for both January and February. HRS would like to extend special thanks to parents and grandparents who volunteer their time to help make the lunch program so successful. • Parking at Seton Just a reminder that on Wednesdays and Thursdays, per Monsignor Bendik’s request, participants in the Basketball Program are asked not to park in the parking lots surrounding the former Seton Catholic building as parking is needed for families utilizing the Care and Concern Free Health Clinic. Your cooperation with this matter is greatly appreciated. • Gift Certificate News Vouchers sales will continue to be held in the Holy Rosary Church basement each Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

School families may send in orders on Wednesday to be filled on Thursday. • Recycling In addition to cartridge recycling, HRS also has cell phone recycling. Select cell phones can be dropped off in the same location and recycled for credit. For more information or for a list of qualifying cartridges, visit www.fundingfactory.com or contact Mrs. Skutack at 4572553. •Labels & Box Tops Campbell’s Soup labels and Box Tops for Education are being collected at Holy Rosary School. These programs enable HRS to provide educational resources that may be unaffordable through the regular budget. They offer exciting merchandise like computers, software, sports equipment, reference materials, science and art items, even musical instruments. Please continue your support of these programs by sending in your labels to the school office or by placing them in the church vestibule. If you have any questions, contact the school’s office. Also, please check labels for expiration dates. They can be sent in immediately and processed before they expire; there is no need to wait until you accumulate a quantity.

Mitten Tree for clothes closet a success Holy Rosary thanks those members of the Holy Rosary Family who supported the Mitten Tree. The children of the Greater Pittston Area, through St. John the Evangelist Parish Greater Pittston Kids Closet, enjoyed warm hands, and warm hearts, knowing they were being thought of during this special time of year. Celebrating the collection of these items that were donated just prior to Christmas 2012, are Hayden Heppding and Abby Lazecki.


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Intermediate students collect cards Students at the Pittston Area Intermediate Center recently helped support a local business reach its Christmas goal. Miss Kim’s Coffee Shop was collecting Christmas cards to send to veterans and soldiers oversea. Various classes took time to create cards for the men and women of our armed services.

Students at the Pittston Area Intermediate Center who collected Christmas cards to send to veterans and soldiers oversea are, from left, first row, Adam Felinski, Mia Synder, Ava Musloski, Hailey Swoen, Carlie Feeney, Janelle Dudek, Zachary Elko. Second row, Gia Cianfichi, Sydney Copp, Hailee Minutes, Joslyn Green, Madison Decker, Jillian Lynn, Sophia Vanesko, Tyler Sowden, Gino Triboski. Third row, Ashley Quick, Stephen Fath, Francis George, Michael George, Lucas Wililams, Brandon Costantino, Liza Yager, Ashlee Coolbaugh, Caden Krashnak, Anthony Arena and Tyler Cebula.

Students at the Pittston Area Intermediate Center collected Christmas cards to send to veterans and soldiers oversea. From left, first row, are Tyler Cegelka, Ashlyn UrbanskiMariah Psolka, Shawn Barber, Brett Reap, Emilee Jones, Clare Karotko. Second row, Gino Triboski, Matt Cocco, Brendan Kelly, Kyra Richards, Jimmy Laskowski, Hunter Smith, Joey Ranieli, Kacie Kridlo. Third row, Anthony Arena, Tyler Cebula, Noah Petrucci, Arianna Champi, Star Johnson, Carly Falvo, Tyler Brody, Frank Camasse, Trinity Thubborn.

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The Wyoming Area Drama Club Parent’s association is holding their annual Nite at the Races on Jan. 26, at the West Wyoming Hose Company #1 on Shoemaker Avenue in West Wyoming. Doors open at 6 p.m. and post time is 7 p.m. Horses are $10 and include one free admission. They are available from any Drama Parent or by contacting Jen at 903-9450. Funds raised will benefit the Wyoming Area Drama Club and their spring production of "Seussical". New scholarships available

Wyoming Area High School is proud to announce the addition of seven new scholarships to its web site this year. In the past four years 23 new scholarships have been added to the already generous list. Through the generosity of families memorializing their loved ones, businesses, civic groups and individuals these new scholarships are available. Seniors and their parents are urged to visit the scholarship web site by going on wyomingarea.org and clicking on Guidance Department Scholarships to view all the scholarships available which include the seven new ones added this year. Other important information regarding how to apply, to view the application which may be used for all the scholarships found on this web site, requirements for each scholarship and other important information is contained on this web site. The seven new scholarships offered for the first time this year are: • The Maureen McHugh Aritz Woman’s Business Memorial Scholarship • The Attorney Charles J. Giacometti Memorial Scholarship, • The Stephanie Godri-John-

ston Memorial Scholarship • The Ryan Jones Memorial Scholarship • The Joseph A. Miller Award • The Lola & John Rindgen Memorial Scholarship • The Russo Family Award. Each of these new scholarships has been added to the website descriptions and they are ready for seniors to access and apply for. There are awards for students joining the military (simply hand in your commitment papers to Mrs. Rabel for these awards) and for students and/or their parents involved in fire & rescue teams, ambulance, etc.; scholarships for students planning on attending trade, technical, 2 and 4 year colleges and universities. There are scholarships for students interested in majoring in environmental science, nursing, music, art, drama, science, technology, math, engineering, business, education: secondary and elementary, etc. There are scholarships for those involved in music and/or the arts. Many of the selection committees are focusing on community involvement; others are looking for students who have participated in athletics (to include cheerleading in some cases). There are separate scholarships for boys’ basketball team senior members and wrestling team senior members. Some committees are looking for seniors who have overcome obstacles in their lives. There are also scholarships for those of Irish decent and for Key Club and Student Council members. The deadline for handing in completed applications to Mrs. Rabel in the guidance office is Wednesday, Feb. 13. The Scholarship Celebration will be held on Thursday May 23, in the high school cafeteria beginning at 5:30 p.m. Invitations will be issued in late April/early May.

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W. Pittston library programs The West Pittston Library announces the following programs: Adult programs Beginner Yoga 1 will be Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at 9 a.m.; and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Beginner Yoga 2 will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. There will be no classes from Dec. 25 - Jan. 3. Intermediate Yoga will be on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. All classes are held on the top floor of the former American Legion Building at 316 Linden St. by the Montgomery Avenue Elementary School. The cost is $7 drop-in and discounted punch passes are available. •Basic computer class offers students insight into the basics of a computer. Learn the different parts of the computer, manage your desktop, icons and folders, master saving files and much more. Session 2 will be Thursdays, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, Feb. 21 and

Feb 28. Class is $50. Pre-registration is required. • Book club: Pick up a copy of “Rescue at Anita Shreveâ€? at the library for the discussion at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the library. Children’s programs • Weekly story time: Each Friday at 1 p.m. a fun, kid-friendly theme is chosen, a few books are read aloud to the group, and then children and adults gather to complete a related craft. It’s a great way to get children interested in books and introduce them to the library. Pre-registration is required by the Wednesday each week. • PNC For Me, For You: This special program about the idea of value will be at 1 p.m. on Jan. 18. Children will learn that some important things don’t cost any money and they will be introduced to the different coins and their values.

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St. Peter’s begins 150th anniversary celebration Bethel United Methodist

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

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

317 Luzerne Avenue West Pittston Meals will resume on January 7 at the Breaking Bread Soup Kitchen at the church. Christ Community Clothes Closet will be open Mondays from 5- 6:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m., and Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. First Baptist Church

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

Weight Watchers Jan. 20 – 10 a.m. Worship – Sunday School – Visioning Committee

seminary chapel at 7 a.m. (Monday – Friday) and on Saturday mornings at 8 a.m. There are no weekend Masses. Confessions are heard daily Full Gospel Chapel from 9 a.m. – noon and from 3 – Avoca 6 p.m. Adult Sunday School, 9:30; Office hours are Monday – Sunday morning worship at Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., eve10:30 a.m. nings and weekends by appointment. Office phone number is Glendale Gospel Church 654-7542. 105 Church Drive Every Wednesday evening Glendale/Pittston Township. Mass is celebrated at 7 p.m. in Sunday Service 10:45 a.m. conjunction with the Novena to St. Joseph & St. Joseph Marello. Harding Church of Christ

St. Joseph Marello

RR 1 Box 187A, Falls William St., Pittston Sunday services: 10 a.m. SunThe Italian Festival will be day School and 11 a.m. Church held in Mt. Carmel Center on Service. Call 388-6534 Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 10. A Mass will be celebrated in Holy Mother of Sorrows PNCC Italian at 4 p.m. on Saturday in 212 Wyoming Avenue, Dupont conjunction with the Festival. Rev. Zbigniew Dawid, Pastor There will be a meeting on MonSunday Masses day, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Parish 8 a.m. Traditional Mass Center. 9 a.m. School of Christian LivIf you still have Church enveing (SOCL), Confirmation lopes for 2012, use them by Jan. Class, and Coffee Hour 13. After this date all envelopes 10:30 a.m. Traditional High 2012 will be posted as a donation Mass for 2013. If you need your indiDaily Mass vidual financial statement for 9 a.m. Tuesday through Satur- your tax purposes call the Rectoday, ry 654-6902. Children’s enve4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Jan lopes are available at the entranc10th. First Holy Communion es of the Church. Class. The weekend Mass schedule Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. Parish Com- is: on Saturday, Masses at 4 and 6 mittee Meeting in the Rectory’s p.m. On Sunday, Masses at 8, Conference Room. 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. The Holy YMS of R Annual Installation Rosary is recited before all Meeting and Dinner will be held Masses. Jan. 15, at 6:00 p.m. at our Parish The Altar & Rosary Society Hall. All members are invited to will meet on Thursday, Jan. 17, at attend. For the dinner count, call 7 p.m. in the parish hall. The rePaul Kaspriskie. 655-0981 or e- citation of the Rosary will premail him at PaulKaspris- cede this organizational meetkie@wilkes.edu. ing. The Ladies ANS Society Hostesses are Ann Louise Kaelected: President Carol Bondur- ras, Angie Kuczenski, Marie Roich, Vice President Mary Ellen vinski, Mary Ann Struckus, Patti Stevens, Treasurer Julie Slezak, Gregorio, Netti Vidzar, Phyllis Recording Secretary Helen Jen- O’Boyle, Winnie Ianuzzo and drey. Auditors Stephanie Shum- Rosemary Thuron. Theresa Mulas and Regina Bahaley, and lesky, president will preside. Spiritual Advisor Rev. Zbigniew The week of January 18 to 25 Dawid. has been designated as A WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISIndependent Bible Church TIAN UNITY. 328 Main Street, Duryea, PA 18642. Corpus Christi Parish (570) 451-0346 Home/Office. Immaculate Conception and JLaCava@TheBibleChurch.org Holy Redeemer churches Luzerne Ave., West Pittston Inkerman Presbyterian Youth Choir Main St., Inkerman The Youth choir meets for Services: Sundays, 9 a.m. practice on Sundays at 5 p.m.

500 Luzerne Avenue West Pittston Rev. Joan Mitchell, Pastor Sanctuary is handicap accessible. Sunday, 11 a.m. Memorial Ser- Langcliffe Presbyterian vice with Holy Communion 1001 Main St Avoca Diaconate and Church CounThe Members of the Langcil meetings will be held at noon cliffe Presbyterian Church antoday. nounce that they will again share in Sunday worship services with First Presbyterian Church the Moosic Presbyterian Church. 14 Broad Street Pittston The services will begin at 10:30 Sunday Worship 9:15 a.m. a.m. at the Moosic Presbyterian with Rev. William N. Lukesh. Church on Main Street in Moosic. Services will be held at MoosUnited Methodist Church Corner of Broad & Church ic for one month beginning Jan. 13 up to and including Feb. 3. Sts. Pittston Rev. Susan Hardman-Zimmer- This is a biannual combining of worship and friendship that both man Sunday Worship Service 9:30 congregations look forward to. The Langcliffe Church will ala.m. so hold their annual congregaChildren’s Sunday School: tional meeting/dinner on Jan. 24 9:30 a.m. at 6 p.m. in the private dining Holy Communion: 1st Sunday room of Grande’s Pizza in Mooseach month ic. Choir Rehearsal: Thursdays at 7 p.m. unless told otherwise Moosic Alliance Church United Methodist Women: 608 Rocky Glen Road, Moosic 2nd Monday unless told otherPastor: Doug Jensen 457wise 6020 Ad Council meeting will be maccma2@verizon.net held on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7 Sunday morning Sunday p.m. School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. All members are welcomed Sunday morning Worship at and encouraged to attend. 10:45 a.m. Prayer meeting, Wednesdays First United Presbyterian at 7 p.m. West Pittston Celebrate Recovery Ministry, Rev. James Thyren 654-8121 Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Services are being held at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Nativity Of Our Lord Church on 1700 Wyoming Ave, Stephenson St., Duryea Exeter as the parish recover from Mass schedule: the flood of September 2011. Saturday 4 p.m. Holy Rosary Church; 5:30 p.m. Sacred Heart First United Methodist of Jesus Church Church Sunday 8 a.m. Holy Rosary West Pittston Church; 9:30 a.m. Holy Rosary Jan. 14 – 7 p.m. Boy Scouts Jan 15 – Women’s Club – 6 Church; 11 a.m. Sacred Heart of Jesus Church p.m. SPRC Committee Jan. 16 – 10 a.m. Mommy and Oblates of St. Joseph Me – 6 p.m. Daisy Scouts – 7 Highway 315, Laflin p.m. Choir Masses are held daily in the Jan. 17 – Pastie Day – 7 p.m.

Our Lady of the Eucharist

535 N Main Street, Pittston www.eucharist-pittston.org Mass Schedule Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Daily Mass: 8:00 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. and by appointment Religious Education Classes, grades 1-6 are held on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Classes in preparation for the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation are held on Sunday evenings from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. The following children enter the final days of preparation for the celebration of their First Penance: Michael Andrew Cicon, Morgan Crake, Mia Decker, Emily Dessoye, Isabel Grudzinski, Ryan Hintze, Michael William Moscatelli, Angelina Trasciatti, and Erik John Trasciatti. Diane Morris serves as catechist for the second grade. They will celebrate the Rite of Enrollment this Sunday at the 11 a.m. Mass. There will be a meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council this Monday evening at 7 p.m. in the Religious Education Center. The parish will be sponsoring a Night at the Races on Saturday, Feb. 9. Audra Casper and Cindy Vough will serve as chairpersons. Sacred Heart of Jesus

Lackawanna Ave., Dupont The weekly mass schedule will be Monday through Friday at 7 a.m., Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. There will no longer be a 7:30 a.m. mass on Saturdays.

Following the 10:30 a.m. mass today, help is needed to take down and put away the Christmas decorations. The Women’s Society will hold their annual Wafer Dinner today at 2 p.m. in the church hall for all who made reservations. Society dues may be paid using the envelope in the packet of collection envelopes. You can drop it into the collection basket or mail it to the rectory. CCD class will be held on Jan. 14. On Jan. 20, the CCD mass will be held at the 8:30 a.m. mass. Students will meet in the church hall at 8:15 a.m. There will be no class on Jan. 21 due to the observance of Martin Luther King Day. Parents of Confirmation candidates (public and parochial schools) are reminded that the Saint Report and signed sponsor forms are due tomorrow, Jan. 14. Forms from Catholic school students should be returned to the rectory. The Annual Health Fair will be held on April 20 and 21 after all weekend masses in the church hall. The Senior Outreach Committee will meet on Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. in the rectory lower level meeting room. New members are welcome. St. Barbara Parish

28 Memorial Avenue, Exeter Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Evenings, by appointment. Phone: 654-2103 St. Barbara Parish 28 Memorial Avenue, Exeter Parish Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Evenings, by appointment. Phone: 654-2103 Social Concerns Meeting – Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. The primary topic for discussion will be the 5 week course presented to us by Sister Jane O’Donnell, RSM, during the Lenten Season. It is entitled “Listening from the Heart.” The January Wedding Anniversary Mass will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. All couples celebrating their wedding anniversary in the month of January are invited to come and receive a special blessing. St. Barbara’s parish is having a Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the church hall from 7 p.m. –11p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost of the dinner buffet is $25 per person. Food to be catered by Maranacci’s Restaurant and DJ Mike Arcarese will provide the music. Tickets on sale at the rectory, after each Mass or call Loretta Semenza 654-0936 or Barbara Russo 6548670. Deadline for reservations is Monday, Feb. 4. If you still have Church envelopes for 2012, please use them by Jan. 20. After this date all envelopes for 2012 will be posted as a donation for 2013 First Reconciliation will be on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church. St. John the Evangelist Parish Community

35 William Street Phone: 654-0053 Pittston. Holy Name Society Meeting – Sunday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m. Altar and Rosary Society members are invited to attend to finalize plans for the Night at the Races. New members are welcome. Tickets are available at the Parish Center for Feb. 2013 lottery tickets Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and in the vestibule of the church. Lottery tickets are $10 each. Proceeds benefit the Holy Name Society projects. Return before Jan 31 in order to register all tickets. Baptismal Instruction Tuesday, Feb 12 The Free Health Clinic is open at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday in the former Seton Catholic High School, first come first serve. Greater Pittston Kids Closet celebrating its third anniversary provides new and gently used clothing. Hours are Wednesday

from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Pediatric Health Clinic is open on the first and third Thursday of the month. Registration is held in the Seton building from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Bring child’s immunization records. All services are free. St John’s Lutheran

7 Wood St., Pittston 570-655-2505, stjohnspittston@verizon.com Pastor John Castellani Organist Marcia Colleran Acolyte Justin Peterson Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. First Quarter Portals of Prayers are available in the rear of the Church, while supplies are available.. Bulletin and Votive candle openings January 27. Please leave a message for Doris if interested. Guests are welcomed to attend and perhaps join this family. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please call 655-2505. St. John’s P.M. Church

316 Main St., Avoca Pastor Rev. Dale E. Pepper 570-780-9587 Sunday Service 10 a.m. Bible Study every other Thursday 6 p.m. All are welcome. St. Maria Goretti

Laflin Road, Laflin, PA. 18702 Pastor: Monsignor Neil Van Loon 42redwood@comcast.net www.stmariagoretti-laflin.org The American Red Cross will hold its annual Blood Drive on Sunday, Jan. 27, in the Parish Center from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The worldwide Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated each year from Jan. 18 to Jan. 25.

luck dinner. If you plan to attend please call the church, leaving your name and the number of people attending and what you will bring for the pot-luck or there is a sheet in the back of the church where you can sign. Queen of the Apostles Parish

715 Hawthorne St. (570) 457-3412 stmarysavoca@verizon.net www.stmaryavoca.4lpi.com The parish has exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and holy hour prayers every Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St., following the 8 a.m. Mass. Throughout the Year of Faith, the chaplet of Divine Mercy will also be prayed. At 7:30 p.m. the rosary is prayed before benediction and reposing of the Blessed Sacrament. Anyone who can spend one hour weekly at adoration on a regular basis is asked to call Ann Jake at 457-3521 or the parish office. Daily Masses: 8 a.m. (Wednesday at 7 p.m.) Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Miraculous Medal Novena: Wednesday following the 7 p.m. Mass Weekends Masses: Saturday at 4 p.m.; Sunday at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Confession: Saturdays 3-3:45 p.m.; anytime upon request by calling 457-3412. Prayer Chain: 457-5867 Second Presbyterian

143 Parsonage St., Pittston 654-1411 The Session of the Second Presbyterian Church announces the following schedule for the week of January 13, 2013: Sunday, Jan. 13: 9:30 a.m. – Sunday School; 11 a.m. – Worship Monday, Jan. 14: 6:30 p.m. – Session Tuesday, Jan. 15: 7 p.m. – AA St. Mary’s Polish National Meeting Catholic Church Wednesday, Jan. 16: 6:30 p.m. 200 Stephenson St. Duryea – Choir Rehearsal Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock, Saturday, Jan. 19: 9 a.m. – FelPastor Phone: 457-2291 lowship Breakfast at Agolino’s Email: padre@saintma- Restaurant ryspncc.org Website: saintmaryspncc.org Trinity Episcopal Church Holy Mass: Sunday 9:30 a.m. Spring Street and MontgomWeekdays: 8 a.m. ery Avenue, West Pittston Holy Days: 8 a.m. & 7 p.m. Parish Mission: “To live and build holy community.” St. Monica’s Church All welcome: Worldwide An363 West 8th Street, West glican Communion: ‘We believe Wyoming, PA 18644 in one holy, Catholic apostolic Office Hours - 9:00 a.m. to church.” 4:30 p.m., Mon. – Fri. Web of information and links Phone: 570-693-1991 at www.trinityepiscopalchurchEmail: olos363@verizon.net westpittston.organdwww.diowww.stmonicanepa.com. beth.org. Father Leo McKernan, Pastor Sunday Holy Eucharist: 11 Mr. William Jenkins, Deacon a.m. every Sunday. Serving the Catholic CommuFood Pantry: January items nities of Wyoming/West Wyom- needed are pasta and sauces, ining stant oatmeal and cereals. Regular Mass Schedule: Gerrity’s gift cards, cash donaSaturday Vigil: 4 p.m. at tions and other non-perishable OLOS foods also accepted. Sunday: 8:30 a.m. at STJ; Youth Program: 10:45 a.m. ev11:00 a.m. at OLOS ery Sunday. Weekday special New Daily Mass Schedule: events and service projects as anDaily Mass at OLOS – Tues, nounced. Wed., Fri. – 7 a.m. Mon. & Faith Forum for Adults: EnThurs. – 7 p.m. richment for adults seeking spirAdoration of the Blessed Sac- itual renewal and opportunities rament – Every Friday after for ministry and volunteerism. morning Mass until 11 a.m. (exParish Life Events Team: Bicept First Friday) monthly first Sundays. First Friday Adoration – after Parish Council: Every second 7 p.m. Mass until Midnight. Sunday. Miraculous Medal Novena – Women of Trinity: Every third after Monday Evening Mass Sunday.WOT Ministry InvitaRosary and Chaplet of Divine tion. Mercy - Before Morning & EveThe Women of Trinity have ning Masses at OLOS site. undertaken a ministry to help Bible Study Resumes on support Good Shepherd EpiscoThursday Evenings: After the 7 pal Church of Scranton in their p.m. outreach to the homeless of the region. Donations of trial size St. Peter’s Evangelical and sample size toiletries are Lutheran Church welcome. 100 Rock Street, Hughestown Music Together Classes: Fun Stpeters_elc@yahoo.com and music for infants and chilSunday School 9 am dren through age five accompaWorship service Sundays at 10 nied by a parent or caregiver. a.m. Winter semester of Music ToConfirmation Classes Sun- gether begins January 8. or regisdays at 9 a.m. tration information call Jan. 13, at 10 a.m. Special ser- 6543261. vice which is the beginning of Visitwww.musictogetherthe parish’s 150 Anniversary .comfor information on Music Celebration. Together. Following the service a pot-


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Education/ Training

COLLEGE COUNSELOR

King’s College is immediately seeking to fill a full-time 10-month Counselor position. Services typically provided include individual therapy, group therapy, campus and classroom presentations, consultations, crisis-intervention, and bi-weekly on-call duties. The qualified candidate would serve students in an independent, efficient, quality, and ethical manner. Qualifications: Candidates should hold a masters degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or related fields. A Pennsylvania state license to provide mental health services are required (LPC, LSW, LCSW). Experience with D&A use, crisis intervention, trauma, and working with college age students is desirable. To Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to the attention of Brian J. Cook, MS, NCC, LPC via email to veronicagiamus so@kings.edu; HRjobs@kings.edu or by mail to King’s College, Human Resources Department, 133 N. River Street, WilkesBarre, PA 18711. Applications must be received by 1/13/13. King’s College is an EEO Educator/ Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

533

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

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

538

Janitorial/ Cleaning

CLEANING

Part time. Wilkes-Barre & surrounding areas. Monday-Friday after 5pm. Call 570-466-1054

542

542

WATER TANKER DRIVER Full time/ full time

days & nights with experience. Must have clean MVR and pass DOT requirements. Pay is based on experience. Call 570-8990336 or 570-8252688 between 8am & 6pm.

548 Medical/Health

MEDICAID ON SITE REPRESENTATIVE

708

Antiques & Collectibles

YEARBOOKS. COUGHLIN (25) 1928-1980, GAR, (22) 1928-2006, MEYERS, (22) 19571981, WYOMING VALLEY WEST, (11) 1970-1992. NANTICOKE, (2) 19711979, PITTSTON, (11) 1967-1981HANOVER (6) 1951-1981 MINT. Prices vary depending on condition. $20-$40 each. Call for further details and additional school editions. 570-825-4721 arthurh302@ aol.com

551

736

Other

LIFEGUARD

Weekday mornings. Will certify if needed. CYC 570-823-6121 Ext 292

554

Production/ Operations

Find your next great job at Select Staffing! Now hiring in the Pittston Area Industrial Park: General Labor/ Order Packers 1st & 2nd shift; 4 days per week plus OT. APPLY ONLINE AT

www.selectstaffing.com Call 570-344-4252 EOE

566

Sales/Retail/ Business Development

710

DRYER: Like new, kenmore 90 series electric dryer. white. auto moisture sensing-4 fabric settings $250. Kenmore Ultrawash DISHWASHER. beige. ultrawash sensor & quiet guard system. $300. Willing to negotiate if u buy both! 570-266-2300

732

Exercise Equipment

Firewood

FIREWOOD

Hardwood, cut & split. $130/cord + delivery 570-868-8250

742

OIL TANKS (2)

Furniture & Accessories

CHAIRS, (2) Genuine leather, custom made recliners. Taupe color, like new. $550 each. 570-675-5046 KITCHEN TABLE & 4 chairs with white tile & trim $65. firm. White dresser with gold trim $65. Serious inquires only. Scranton area. 570-815-8267

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DUPONT

424 Simpson St. Good condition Cape Cod. 3 bedroom, 1 full bath in quiet neighborhood. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-4357 $72,000 Brian Harashinski 570-237-0689

EXETER

ON THE

762

Musical Instruments

GUITAR. Epiphone Les Paul. Studio Custom electric. Strap, locks, new strings, hard shell case, strap. $300 OBO 570-788-5005

776 Sporting Goods

GUN-KNIFE SHOW RESCHEDULED JIM THORPE Memorial Hall on 10th St. JANUARY 19 & 20 570-640-0144 or www.comtgt.info

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

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

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800 PETS & ANIMALS 815

LAFLIN

Dogs

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES

Beautiful, blue & red merals, black & red tri. 8 weeks old. $150-$350. 570-925-2951

LABS/CHOCOLATE

AKC. 2 females. Vet checked. Ready now. $350. 570-925-2572

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

10 Fairfield Drive Exceptional & spacious custom built cedar home with open floor plan and all of the amenities situated on 2 lots in picturesque setting. Create memories in this 5 bedroom, 4 bath home with 18’ ceiling in living room, gas fireplace, granite kitchen, large 2 story foyer, huge finished lower level for entertaining with bar/full kitchen & wine cellar. Inground pool & hot tub. $389,900 Directions: Rt 315 to Laflin Rd., right onto Oakwood Dr., right onto Fordham Rd, left onto Fairfield Dr., home is on the right. www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-4063 Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

NANTICOKE

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

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WILKES-BARRE $99,900 70 McLean Street

3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Refrigerator, stove & dishwasher, wash er/dryer hookup. Off street parking, No pets. $700/month, water & sewer paid, security & 1st month’s rent. 570-239-4996

KINGSTON

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

KINGSTON

Third Floor. Two bedrooms, kitchen, living room. Refrigerator and stove provided. Heat, water, and sewer included. Nice neighborhood. $625 per month. Lease, first & security deposit, and references required. No pets.

LUZERNE

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

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 or 570-477-2410

PITTSTON

35 STARK ST

LAFLIN $32,900 Lot#9 Pinewood Dr

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

156 X 110 X 150 X 45

DIRECTIONS Rt 315 to laflin Rd; make left off Laflin Rd onto Pinewood Dr. Lot is on corner of Pinewood Dr. and Hickorywood Dr. MLS 13-23 atlas realtyinc.com Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

BENNETT APTS

NANTICOKE

2 bedroom, 2nd floor, washer/dryer hook up. Includes heat, water & trash. Absolutely no pets. Security deposit required. $550/ month. 570-592-1393

OLD FORGE

4 rooms, 2nd floor, heat and sewer furnished. Washer/ dryer hookup. Off street parking. $695 570-817-8981

To place your ad Call Toll Free 1-800-427-8649 PITTSTON TWP. $175,000

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

PITTSTON 2 UNITS

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Apartments/ Furnished

DUPONT SPACIOUS APT. Convenient location to Scranton & Wilkes-Barre. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. appliances included l washer/ dryer. $625/mo. includes water, sewer call text 570-441-4807, cmdraus@ptd.net

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

EXETER

SENIOR APTS 222 Schooley

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

Ave. Exeter Accepting applications for 1 bedroom apt. on second floor. Quality apartments for ages 62 and older. Income limits apply. Rent only $465 month. *Utilities Included *Laundry Facilities *On Site Management *Private parking *Elevator CALL FOR APP’T 570-654-5733 Equal Housing Opportunity

HANOVER/GREEN

3 room, 2nd floor, small back porch, enclosed front porch. Stove & fridge included. Heat, water, garbage and sewer included. Washer & dryer hookup. Attic for storage. Non smoking, no pets. $550 + 1 month security. Call (570) 824-2602 Leave Message

Mayflower Crossing Apartments 570.822.3968 1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms - Light & bright open floor plans - All major appliances included - Pets welcome* - Close to everything - 24 hour emergency maintenance - Short term leases available

Call TODAY For AVAILABILITY!! www.mayflower crossing.com Certain Restrictions Apply*

WILKES-BARRE

NEAR ASHLEY 1st floor, 2 bedrooms, living & dining rooms & kitchen. Refrigerator & gas stove, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, no pets. $475/ month + utilities, security & references. Call 570-655-4298

WILKES-BARRE SOUTH 2 bedroom apart-

ment, no pets, washer/dryer, $600/ month. Water included. Serious inquiries only. 570-242-3327

*FIVE STAR*

ManageD soley America Realty. Stunningly remodeled with maple kitchen, all appliances, glass enclosed porch, private entrance with carport, gas fireplace, more. 2 YEAR SAME RENT $750. + utilities. NO PETS /NO SMOKING /EMPLOYMENT/ APPLICATION

PITTSTON

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

Apartments/ Unfurnished

953 Houses for Rent

BEAR CREEK

Modern 2 bedroom, kitchen, dining room, laundry, new carpeting. Deck, storage area. $550/month. No pets. 570-947-5113 EXETER Beautiful magnificent Cape Cod style home. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, finished lower level, 2 car garage with a rear deck area. Master bedroom and bath on first floor, new carpets, recently painted, hardwood & tile floors, granite counters & stainless steel appliances in kitchen. Gas heat. $1500 per/ month. 570-479-6722

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570-288-5569

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

941

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

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

906 Homes for Sale

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SALES

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275 gallon indoor oil tanks. Very good condition. Converted to gas. $125. each. Call 570-760-2793

744

LAFLIN $129,900

906 Homes for Sale

Appliances

758 Miscellaneous

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Don't need that Guitar? Sell it in the Classified Section! 570-829-7130

GYMNASTIC/exercise mat. 93x46 Great condition. $60. Universal workout system, 200 lb of weights & multiple workout stations. Paid $800 asking $200 570-760-3942

600 FINANCIAL

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700 MERCHANDISE

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CHALLENGING AND REWARDING POSITION? Healthcare Receivable Specialists, Inc. (HRSI) is looking for a few unique individuals who work well independently and live in the Wilkes-Barre – Wyoming Valley area. This is an extremely rewarding position and requires that you work in a local hospital interviewing and assisting patients in the Medicaid application process. Work hours may vary from week days to evenings to weekends. Competitive salary/benefits. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE FAX RESUME TO PATRICIA AT 215-928-0382 OR EMAIL: pschimpf@hrsi1.com

Logistics/ Transportation

FALZONES TOWING SERVICE Seeking: Self Motivated, Dedicated, Experienced -Diesel Mechanics -Class A Tow Operators -Rollback Drivers For Multiple Shifts For Wilkes-Barre and Drums locations Send Resume to:atowmanparts@ aol.com or fax to: 970-0858 or Call: 570-823-2100

906 Homes for Sale

Logistics/ Transportation

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AVAILABLE! 1st & 2nd floor. Each with 2 bedrooms. Quiet area. No Pets. No smoking. $550/ month + security & utilities. 570-357-1383

WEST PITTSTON

Brand new, remodeled, 1st floor, 1 bedroom. Coin-op laundry on premises. Extra storage in basement. $495 /month + heat & electric. Call 570-287-9631 or 570-417-4311

WYOMING

Newly renovated 1st floor 1 bedroom. Efficient utilities. Private setting. Includes stove, refrigerator, sewer & garbage, laundry facilities. $550 month, security & references. No pets. 570-466-4176 or 570-388-6468

944

Commercial Properties

COMMERCIAL RETAIL PROPERTY FOR RENT:

900 Sq. Ft. STORE RETAIL SPACE Will be vacant as of January 1, 2013 200 Spring St. Wilkes-Barre Great for a Barber Shop! Call Michael at 570-239-7213

PITTSTON COOPERS CO-OP

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

950

Half Doubles

LUZERNE

Large 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Modern kitchen, dishwasher & stove washer/ dryer hook up. No pets or smoking. $600/month + utilities. 570-760-2085

GET THE WORD OUT with a Classified Ad. 570-829-7130

WEST PITTSTON

2nd floor, wall to wall, 3 rooms, $450 + utilities & deposit. No pets. No smoking. 570-335-3157

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. $575 + utilities. 954-2972

WILKESBARRE

AMERICA REALTY *DELUXE* General Hospital

area. Brand new remodeled on FIRST FLOOR. $625 + utilities, maple kitchen, appliances, marble aesthetic fireplace, 1 bedroom. 2 YEAR SAME RENT. NO PETS/NO SMOKING/EMPLOYMENT/ APPLICATION.

570-288-1422

PLAINS

3 bedrooms, 6 rooms, modern kitchen & bath. No pets. Non-smokers preferred. $550 + utilities & security. 570-822-6292

PLYMOUTH

Shawnee Ave. 3 bedrooms, back yard, basement. $550/month + utilities and sewer. 570-357-0712

WEST PITTSTON

7 room, 3 bedroom. Newly renovated, washer dryer hookup, off street parking. $650/ month. + security & lease, no pets, non smoker. 693-0648

953 Houses for Rent

AVOCA

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, Manufactured house. Remodeled, wall to wall, stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer, air, offstreet parking, yard. No pets. $475. Call 570-947-5113

Wilkes-Barre 4 bedroom 1/2 double. Yard, Off Street Parking. Close to schools.

Wilkes-Barre 3 bedroom brick home. Yard, dining room, living room with built in bookcases. Kingston: 3 bedroom 1/2 double. New Kitchen, yard, close to parks, schools.

Call 829-7130 to place your ad. ONLY ONL NLY L ONE N LE LEA L LEADER. E DER D . timesleader.com

Kingston: 1 bedroom apt. 2nd floor Wyoming: 2 bedroom apt. 1st floor Appliances included. Lease, references, required. Call: 899-3407 for info/appt.

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1.9% for 36 mos

2.9% for 60 mos

CIVICS 10 CIVIC EX SDN White, 64K................................NOW $14,750 10 NISSAN SENTRA 2.0 SDN 09 CIVIC EX SDN Silver, 40K................................NOW $14,950 Silver, 14K 12 CIVIC LX CPE Silver, 16K.................................NOW $16,500 Now $14,500 10 CIVIC LX SDN Silver, 26K ................................NOW $14,750 09 CIVIC EX SDN Red, 45K .................................NOW $14,950 10 CIVIC LX SDN Red, 14K..................................NOW $15,750

08 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT 4WD Now

1.9% for 36 mos

Now

$17,950

1.9% for 36 mos

2.9% for 60 mos

ODYSSEY 10 ODYSSEY EX Slate, 24K.....................NOW $22,500 10 ODYSSEY EX Silver, 23K ....................NOW $22,500

1.9% for 36 mos

2.9% for 60 mos

07 CHRYSLER SEBRING TOURING Now

RIDGELINE 4WD 09 RIDGELINE RTL NAVI Black, 59K ..............NOW $23,950 2.9% for 60 mos

$7,750

04 TOYOTA SIENNA XLE Blue, 118K

Now

1.9% for 36 mos

$9,999

08 CHRYSLER SEBRING LX SDN Blue, 14K, Was $12,950

PILOT 4WD

Now

11 PILOT LX Gray, 48K............................................NOW $21,950 11 PILOT EXL Silver, 25K .......................................NOW $28,950 11 PILOT EXL Gray, 32K ........................................NOW $28,750 11 PILOT EXL Mocha, 14K ......................................NOW $29,950 11 PILOT EXL DVD Silver, 25K............................NOW $29,950 12 PILOT TOURING NAVI/DVD White, 18K..NOW $36,500 11 PILOT EX White, 26K ..........................................NOW $27,950

1.9% for 36 mos

2.9% for 60 mos

CRV 4WD 10 CRV EXL-NAVI Sage, 30K ...............................NOW $22,950 09 CRV LX Titanium, 48K ...........................................NOW $17,950 11 CRV SE Black, 30K...............................................NOW $21,750 10 CRV EXL Black, 20K............................................NOW $22,750 11 CRV EX Gray, 17K................................................NOW $22,950 11 CRV EXL-NAVI Black, 41K...............................NOW $23,500

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

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

03 HONDA CIVIC LX SDN Red, 82K

Navy, 71K, Was $9,850

$12,500

08 NISSAN ALTIMA S SDN Gray, 42K

Now

$13,500

Now

$8,250

08 CHEVY IMPALA LT SEDAN White, 53K, Was $10,950

$10,500

Now

10 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GLS SDN Gray, 38K, Was $15,750

$12,500

Now

10 TOYOTA COROLLA S SEDAN Red, 35K, Was $15,750

$14,350

Now

HONDA RIDGELINE 4WD 10 CHEVY MALIBU LT SDN

06 RT, Blue, 72K 08 RTS, White, 87K

Black, 32K, Was $15,750

Now

$14,500

Choice

$14,900

08 VW PASSAT 2.0T S/W

09 PONTIAC VIBE AWD

Black, 53K, Was $15,950

Silver, 26K, Was $15,900

Now

$14,950

FORD FUSION SDN 11 SEL, Blue, 17K 12 SE, Silver, 9K

$18,500 $17,500

Now

$15,500

10 BMW 328Xi AWD SDN Navy, 41K Silver, 19K

$23,500 $27,500

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


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PWR. EQUIPMENT GROUP CHROME STEP BAR DECOR PACKAGE AIR CONDITIONING TRAILER TOW ABS

5.0L V6 ENGINE AM/FM/CD AUTOMATIC CRUISE CONTROL CLOTH SEAT 40/20/40 SPLIT SEAT

18” ALUM. WHEELS

24 Mos. *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied

NEW

**Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 1/31/13.

FORD FIESTA SE

Auto., Air, CD, PL, Advance Trac w/Electronic Stability Control, PM, Side Curtains, Sirius Satellite, Tilt Wheel, , Cruise Control, 15” Alum. Wheels, SYNC, Keyless Entry with Keypad

APR M O S.

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Auto., Air, PL, PW, Tilt Wheel, Side Air Curtains, Airbags, CD, Remote Keyless Entry, Anti-Theft Sys., Rear Defroster

NEW 2012 FORD F-150 4X4 3.7L V6 Engine, XL Plus Pkg., CD, Cruise Control, MyKey Sys., Pwr. Equipment Group, Pwr. Mirrors, XL 40/20/40 Cloth Seat, Decor Group

APR M O S.

PLUS

FORD FUSION

2.5L. Auto., CD, 16” Steel Wheels, Tilt, PW, PDL, Safety Pkg., Side Impact Air Bags, 1st & 2nd Air Curtains, Anti-Theft Sys., SYNC, Message Center, Cruise Control, Keyless Entry, Auto. Headlamps

24 Mos. *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 1/31/13.

NEW

24 Mos.

24 Mos. *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 1/31/13.

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 1/31/13.

ALL NEW

ALL NEW

FORD C-MAX HYBRID

FORD ESCAPE SE AWD

, SE, 1.6 EcoBoost Engine, Auto., Keyless Entry w/Keypad, Auto. Headlamps, 17” Alloy Wheels, SYNC, PW, Sirius Satellite Radio, PL, Tonneau Cover, Perimeter Alarm

, Auto., Speed Control, Dual Zone Auto., Temp Control, CD, 17” Alum. Wheels, Keyless Entry, Rear Spoiler, 1st & 2nd Row Air Curtains, Electronic Traction Control

24 Mos. *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 1/31/13.

NEW

FORD EDGE NEW

Pwr. Windows, PDL, Air, Advance Trac with Roll Stability Control, CD, Remote Keyless Entry w/Keypad, MyFord, Convenience Group, Auto. Headlamps, Reverse Sensing Sys.

PLUS

A P R

M O S.

24 Mos. *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 1/31/13.

CALL NOW 823-8888 Overlooking Mohegan Sun 577 East Main St., Plains

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 1/31/13.

Just Minutes from Scranton or W-B

24 Mos. *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 1/31/13.

FORD TAURUS SEL AWD NEW

Auto., 3.5L V6, SYNC, Reverse Sensing Sys., CD, Keyless Entry with Keypad, PW, PDL, 18”Alum. Wheels, Anti-Theft Perimeter Alarm, Sirius Satellite Radio,

PLUS

A P R

FORD EXPLORER

3.5L Engine, CD, MyFord Display, Auto. Climate Control, PL, Pwr. Mirrors, PW, 17” Steel Wheels, Keyless Entry, MyKey, Cruise Control

M O S.

24 Mos.

24 Mos. *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 1/31/13.

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 1/31/13.

FORD LINCOLN


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