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St. Francis, St. Clare, hot cross buns and coincidences When I was a kid I heard, or perhaps read, that coincidences are God’s way of talking to us. I didn’t know if it were true but I wanted it to be true. And so, I’ve spent my life looking for them, paying keen attention to them, and probably discovering coincidences when they weren’t even there. Eventually, I came to believe there is no such thing as a coincidence, that the phenomena that stop us in our tracks really are messages from God. They’re too miraculous to be anything else. A few years ago, for example, I was driving my son back from college for Christmas vacation and we found ourselves caught in a blinding snowstorm on Route 81. I was driving and trying my best not to let it show how scared I was … and how foolish I felt. We really should have respected the forecast more and checked into a motel 75 miles back, I thought. Now we were risking our lives. I’d driven in some pretty bad snow storms before, but this was the worst, by far. Tractor trailers kept passing and spraying even more snow and ice on the windshield, drivers in front of us kept plugging their breaks out of fear and lack of visibility, the windshield wipers could no longer keep up, and we had nowhere to go but forward, just inching along. All I wanted to do was to get off the road

but it seemed we’d never reach an exit. Just as things got worse, as if that were possible, through the blizzard I was able to make out a sign. It was for the St. Clare exit. “Look at that, Mike,” I said to my son who was nodding off. “I think Gram wants us to get off here and find a motel.” My mom, who died in September of 2003, was named Claire, spelled with an “i”. And she was as much a saint as anyone else I’ve ever met. So, Michael and I took the exit and got the very last room at a Holiday Inn. People in line behind us were being turned away. The snow was up to our knees as we trugged through the parking lot. Lent always causes me to think of my mom and a shared moment, we were sure, of God talking to us. In was spring of 2001, when one of my college students, a single mom, asked if she could bring her youngest daughter to class. She said the 10-year-old was going to have dental surgery and she told her if she was brave she would allow her to come to class as a treat. I wasn’t sure how much of a treat my class would be, but said it was fine with me. Besides the little girl’s name was Clare. Well, on the very morning that Clare was expected in my class, I turned on the television in the bedroom and while flipping through the channels came upon a piece on

Catholic television about the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi. Since I had been there the previous March, I sat down to watch and wondered if they would mention St. Clare’s, also located in Assisi. Before traveling to Assisi, I had never heard of the Basilica of Santa Clara (St. Clare) or her religious order, the Poor Clares. What a coincidence, I thought at the time, and couldn’t wait to get home to tell my mom. Turned out the Basilica of St. Clare was closed while I was there due to damage from an earthquake that also had damaged St. Francis’s. But at a little shop across the street I was able to buy a small statue of St. Clare for Mom and learn a little more about the saint. St. Clare was a contemporary and close friend of St. Francis, which happens to be my son’s middle name, and of course, the name taken by the new Pope. It turned out the television program was more about St. Clare than St. Francis, so I ran downstairs to put it on for Mom, who was living with me at the time. We sat there watching together. St. Clare, we learned from the program, was a humble soul who chose to live in poverty. She slept on a slab of hard wood, barely ate enough to stay alive, and lived primarily in seclusion. Once, near the end of her life, after St. Francis had passed on, Sister Clare found

herself in the presence of the Pope. Pope Gregory IX had come to Assisi for the Canonization of Francis. During the visit he made it a point to visit Clare and her sisters. It was noon and the sisters invited the Pope to join them for their humble lunch of stale loaves of bread. The Pope accepted the invitation and asked Sister Clare to pronounce a blessing over the meal. At first, Sister Clare refused saying she could never accept such an honor. But the Pope insisted — actually ordered her, the story goes — and she obliged. All closed their eyes as Clare recited a beautiful blessing. When they opened them, they were astonished to see that miraculously a cross had risen on the top of each loaf. This, legend has it, was the beginning of the Lenten tradition of hot cross buns. Mom and I looked at each other and smiled. Everyone who knew my mom knew that her most favorite thing in the world was hot cross buns. At that point we believed we finally understood why. Later in the day I told all of this to the little girl named Clare when she came to class. She said she knew the whole story. That’s why she was taking Francis (with an “i”) as her middle name at Confirmation. She’d become Clare Francis. How beautiful those two names sound together.

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Vol. 67, NO. 6 Back in town....................................................... 3 City council......................................................... 4 Primary election................................................ 5 Local chatter...................................................... 8 Gambling grants ............................................... 9

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Elizabeth Lello of Dupont, right, greets “Father Paul” after Mass on Tuesday night. The Rev. Paul McDonnell, OSJ, Provincial Superior of the Holy Spouses Province (USA), tells a packed Oblates Seminary Chapel he is happy to be home from California during the St. Joseph Feast Day Mass Tuesday night.

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named the order’s new American leader on Jan. 8, just two days before he was leaving for a new assignment in California on Jan. 10. “I was literally packing when I received the call from Rome,” McDonnell said. “I was shocked and humbled.” McDonnell said he was a little hesitant accepting the high post

from the Oblate’s Superior General in Rome, the Rev. Michele Piscopo. “I asked him to name someone else. I even gave him a few names,” McDonnell said. “But out of obedience, I accepted.” McDonnell was officially installed on March 14, when the two provinces became one. He over-

sees about 50 brothers and priests and more than 30,000 faithful. A goal of his is to help strengthen the existing members in the living of their own personal religious lives and the help grow the order with more vocations. McDonnell joined about 30 visSee, MCDONNELL, Page 7

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He’s eating better and golfing weekly. The Rev. Paul McDonnell, OSJ, made a return to the Greater Pittston area this week to help the Oblate community celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph.

McDonnell, 48, was recently named Provincial Superior of the newly formed Holy Spouses Province of the USA, which combine the two Oblate communities Our Lady of Sorrows Province in Pennsylvania and St. Joseph Guardian of the Redeemer Province in California. He got the call that he was being


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The marching of the green in Pittston in 2014? City officials, volunteers plan to discuss hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Paul Reedy Is presented a plaque for his work in decorating downtown Pittston with Irish flags for St. Patrick’s Day. From left, are are City Administrator Joseph Moskovitz, Mayor Jason C. Klush, Councilman Danny Argo, Reedy, Councilman Michael Lombardo, Esq.; Councilman Joseph Chernouskas and City Controller Christopher Latona.

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Parade to go with our new flags.” Reedy said he’d like to see the parade encompass the Greater Pittston go bragh? Pittston area, not just Pittston City. The city, know all over the reReedy, 50, has said he’s 100 gion for its fabulous Tomato Festi- percent Irish and has a long line of val Parade, is considering adding a prominent Pittstonians in his famSt. Patrick’s Day Parade for 2014. ily. An exploratory meeting is schedIn other business, a new “adminuled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesady, istrator’s report,” which was put in March 27, in City Hall. place because of the new Home Neighboring towns Wilkes-Barre Rule measure, was read. Items and Scranton hold elaborate yearly formerly handled by council, such parades, but Pittston hasn’t had the as operating and organizational ismarching of the green down Main sues, are now handled by City AdStreet since the 1950s. President ministrator Joe Moskovitz. Harry S. Truman attended the city’s Moskovitz told council two imparade in 1956. portant building permits Spearheading the have been issued regardeffort is Councilman I f y o u g o ing downtown develMichael Lombardo A Pittston St. opment. Demolition is and Paul Reedy, who Patrick’s Day nearly complete on the is responsible for Parade exploratory William and Main office/ the Irish banners — meeting is retail project, known as flags of Ireland with scheduled for 6:30 the Gilbro Project, and p.m. on Wednesday, a shamrock below March 27, in City construction is ready to it — that adorn poles Hall. commense. Additially, along Main Street. the Riverfront ConReedy created a Facebook page called “Irish Flags for dominium project was issued a Downtown Pittston” and solicited building permit to developer Rob donations to buy 40 banners at a Grimm. The city will also begin major cost of $2,000. Within 48 hours, the repairs to the Riverfront Park in money was donated. Mayor Jason Klush and Lom- late Spring. Repairs will be funded by FEMA and PEMA because of bardo installed the banners. Council honored Reedy with a the 2011 flooding. He also told council two new “City of Pittston Pride in Place” plaque before its regular council DPW workers were hired. Greg meeting on March 20. It’s inscribed Murray, of Kingston, and Andrew with a quote from noted cultural Lake, of Pittston, were hired to anthropoligist Margaret Meade replace staff members who have which reads, “Never doubt that a resigned. Councilman Michael Lombardo small group of thoughtful, commitannounced the purchase of a Ford ted citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever Interceptor to be used as a command vehicle by the city’s fire dehas.” Reedy credited Mayor Jason partment. The price tag of $34,000 Klush, former Mayor Michael plus $6,000 in special equipment Lombardo and Downtown Man- was paid for by federal and state ager Rose Randazzo for helping the grants. Council authorized the city to project along. “This was a community effort, obtain a loan for $1,263,700 to it wasn’t an effort of mine alone,” be paid over 40 years at 3 percent interest. The loan is being made Reedy said. “The nice thing is it wasn’t about available by the Rural Developbeing Irish,” he said. “It wasn’t ment sector of the U.S. Departabout residing in the city. It was ment of Agriculture. Plans call for about the downtown and that’s an elevator in City Hall and relothe sole purpose of doing what we cating the police department to the did,” Reedy said. “And now we’re basement. The building would then talking about a St. Patrick’s Day be fully handicapped accessible.

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Pittston mayor candidate’s petition challenged Outgoing councilman disputes paperwork filed by downtown bar owner By JOE HEALEY jhealey@psdispatch.com The race for the Democratic nomination for Pittston City mayor may be over before it begins. The nominating petition for downtown bar owner Gene M. Rooney Jr. was challenged by outgoing city councilman Joe Chernouskas on March 19. A hearing is scheduled before a Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas judge at 11 a.m. on March 27. Chernouskas, through his attorney Joseph F. Castellino, claims Rooney failed to properly file his statement of financial interests. Chernouskas is also challenging the petition of council candidate Barb Zangre for the same reason. According to Chernouskas’ petition, Rooney and Zangre filed nominating petitions for the Democratic nomination for mayor and council, respectively, on March 12. Both candidates did not file a statement of financial interest with the governing authority of the political subdivision, namely Pittston City. State law requires that, according to Chernouskas’ petition. As part of his city duties, Administrator Joe Moskovitz issued a letter to the Bureau of Elections stating the two candidates did not file the proper paperwork. That letter was included in Chernouskas’ petition as “Exhibit A.” The letter says Rooney and Zangre “failed to file the required ‘Statement of Financial Interest’ with the appropriate Pittston City authority by the close of business on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

Current councilman Joe Maclean was previously kept off the ballot for the same reason. If Rooney is removed from the ballot, first-term Mayor Jason Klush will run unopposed for the Democratic nomination in the May Primary and will face Republican Don Yatko in the November General Election. If Zangre is removed from the ballot, incumbent Attorney Michael Lombardo and former councilman Ken Bangs will run unopposed in the May Primary for the Democratic nominations. No Republicans have filed to run, but can still get on the November ballot through writein votes. Also, Independents can run in the general election. Chernouskas, who is completing his first term on council, is not seeking a second term. Rooney dropped off his required paperwork to City Hall on March 21, the day he was served with the challenge. He said there was no mention of filing paperwork with the city in the information pack he received from the county. “It wasn’t in the instructions I was provided,” he said. He said will attend the hearing and present his case to be kept on the ballot. Zangre said it was a simple mistake and also plans to attend the hearing. “I ran twice before (for council) and did it, but it slipped my mind this time,” she said. “I didn’t know I forgot until I was served the papers.”

Rooney’s Irish Pub owner Gene Rooney cuts up beef for his Irish stew in the kitchen of his restaurant in downtown Pittston recenlty. Rooney is seeking the Democratic nomination for Pittston City mayor and his petition is being challenged.

If her name is kept off the ballot, Zangre may not run again. She said because of the Home Rule measure that passed last year, council has lost a lot of its power. “All the power seems to going to (City Administrator) Joe Moskovitz and (former) Mayor Mike (Lombardo),” she said. “They’re the ones calling the shots. Council has so little power anymore.” Lombardo said Zangre is entitled to her opinion. “That’s her opinion and I respect that,” he said. Democrat City Controller Chris Latona is running unopposed for re-election. This is the last election his seat will be on the ballot as the Home Rule measure passed last year eliminates the position.

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Dr. Chromey attends chiropractic conference Dr. William S. Chromey, board certified Doctor of Chiropractic and Sports Physician, attended the National Chiropractic Legislative Conference in conjunction with the American Chiropractic Association in Washington, D.C.. A panel of team chiropractic doctors for various professional sports teams discussed the benefits of chiropractics in treatments and the methods of working with the athletes on the sidelines, training rooms and other aspects. Included were various U.S. Olympic chiropractic doctors who also shared insights into the utilization, integration and functions of their roles as Team USA Chiropractors. Happy birthday Happy birthday to Linnae Aufiere, of West Pittston, who celebrated her 22nd birthday on March 15 and to her mother, Pattie Miele Aufiere, also of West Pittston, who celebrated on March 21. A special Happy birthday wish for Victoria Pierson, of Port Griffith, who will celebrate her 19th birthday on Thursday, March 28. Happy birthday wishes go to Karen Delaney Adonizio, of Laflin, who will celebrate on April 20; Brandi Hindmarsh Jones, of Hughestown, celebrating on April 25; and Helyne Bradaric, of Luzerne, celebrating on April 28.

Named to dean’s list Jillian Layaou, of Wyoming, was named to the Slippery Rock University dean’s list for fall semester 2012. To qualify for the SRU dean’s list, a student must earn a 3.5 grade-point average or higher on a 4-point scale while taking 12 or more graded hours of course credit. Mallory Yozwiak, of Pittston Twp., attained the Dean’s list for the Fall Semester of 2012 at West Chester University. She is a freshman. Mallory is the daughter of Charles and Melanie Yozwiak of Pittston Twp. She is the granddaughter of Angela Yozwiak of Moosic, the late Frank Yozwiak, and Frank and Nancy Jescavage of Benton. /Gross is tutor Debbie Gross, of West Pittston, a sophomore philosophy major with a minor in history, English literature and psychology at King’s College, is among 89 students currently serving as tutors to other King’s students. She tutors in the subject of philosophy. Gross is a member of King’s Socratic Society, tutors in the College’s Writing Center and has contributed to “The Scop,” King’s literary and fine arts magazine. She presented an original research paper entitled “’Reds’ and Xenophobia: The Popular Image of the Anthracite Immigrant Radical in 1919” at a Pennsylvania Historical Conference in Harrisburg. She is the daughter of Mitchell and Kathy Gross.

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Holy Redeemer selected for civics education program Two Holy Redeemer High School juniors have been selected to attend the Keystone Boys State Program at Shippensburg University. Connor Mulvey and Mike Dubinski were chosen by local American Legion posts to join over 200 other participants in this civics education program. Connor, a resident of West Pittston, was selected by West Pittston American Legion Post 542 1st Lt. Jeffrey DiPrimo, and Mike, a resident of Hanover Twp., was selected by Ashley Post 673. The American Legion’s Boys State Pro-

gram is one of the longest-running and most respected civics education programs for high school students in the country. Students selected are high school juniors. The week-long program features a government simulation that focuses on the rights, responsibilities, and privileges of citizens. Activities include government elections, legislative sessions, court proceedings, and law enforcement presentations. Participants will also hear from guest speakers, visit their representatives, and take part in Mike Dubinski and Connor Mulvey selected for Keystone recreational activities. Boys State.


West Pittston approved for three projects; Pittston City receives $1 million for downtown redevelopment By JACK SMILES jsmiles@psdispatch.com Six local municipalities were awarded a total of $2,944,000 in gaming fund grants, with 45 percent of that, or $1,325,000, going to West Pittston for three projects. The largest of the three is $750,000 to rebuild and improve flood-damaged infrastructure and streetscapes in the Central Business District. Another $200,000 was awarded on behalf of Crown Display, an existing paper converting company on Ann Street. The money will be used for to purchase equipment to expand the business and create 25 full-time jobs. Another $375,000 was awarded to rehabilitate the old Luzerne Avenue school into 22 senior apartments. That money was awarded

on behalf of United Neighborhood Community Development Corp., a nonprofit that received rave reviews for its moderate-income apartment project in the Hitchner Biscuit Co. Building on Exeter Avenue. The 110-year-old school was built in 1903 as West Pittston High School. It later served as a grade school. West Pittston council president Barry Hosier said United Neighborhood Community Development Corp. and Crown Display both approached the borough and asked council to apply for the grants. Councilman Brian Thornton said it’s fitting the bulk of the grant money for West Pittston, $750,000, is for flood damage repairs. “The money is very well deserved for all this town went through since the flood of 2011 and I’m not just saying that because I live here and I’m an official.” Pittston got $1 million for the continuing redevelopment of the business district block bound

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McDonnell thought it was fitting the new pontiff, Pope Francis, chose the feast day of St. Joseph to be inaugurated. “In his homily today in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis talked about St. Joseph being the “custos” or the “protector,” the one who would guide Mary and Jesus and the church,” McDonnell said. In an interview before the Mass, McDonnell said the relocation to California is going well. “The people of California and Pennsylvania are very much the same,” McDonnell said. “They’re kind, welcoming, and grateful for services you render to them. The people have been very accepting. I feel very loved.” He golfs once a week with a group of five Irish priests. “We look like we’re from the Old Sod.” He’s been eating better, as well. “They don’t eat as many carbs as we do here,” McDonnell said. “Everything is lower fat and carbs in California. Dr. (James) Bruno would be happy.” Weather’s been nice, too, in Northern California. The average

daytime temperature is in the 70s and the evening lows are in the high 30s to low 40s, he said. He’s temporarily leading a parish in Granite Bay until he makes changes, and moves to the Provincial headquarters in Santa Cruz, about a 2 to 3 hour drive. He’s visited Lake Tahoe in Nevada, but hasn’t had much time for sight seeing. Louise Latzko of Dallas traveled from the Back Mountain to pray with McDonnell at the Feast of St. Joseph Mass. “He’s a holy man and he’s vibrant and you feel happy when you leave his Mass,” she said. “He’s very funny, but he’s respectful. He’s very rare and he brings spirituality to everything and everyone he encounters. He has a humble, holy way. We miss him and we want him back.” Michael English of Pittston Township, and his mother, Nora, knew McDonnell since he was pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Pittston. “He got me to be a lector in the church and he motivated me to get involved in the Holy Name Society,” Michael English said. “It was good he came back. We wish we could keep him. We miss him so much.”

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Pittston Area operating without one; measure passes by a vote of 5-4 By B. GARRET ROGAN Sunday Dispatch Correspondent The March 19 meeting of the Pittston Area School Board was punctuated by sharp disagreements and heated internal debate. In what, at first, seemed like a mere formality, board member Anthony Guariglia made a motion for the board to formally accept an “organizational chart.” The chart is a document mapping out a specific hierarchical order of employees or officials in a company or other organization. They are typical in government structures and large corporations. The Pittston Area School District had been operating without one. District Superintendent Dr. Michael Garzella had sought to have one created and met informally with most of the school board members to discuss the chart and present a tentative model. At Tuesday’s meeting, however, Guarglia presented an alternate organizational chart which he claimed incorporated Dr. Garzella’s initial chart while enhancing it. That chart was adopted by a vote of 5-4. Guariglia was joined by board members Ken Bratlee, Joe Donahue, Bruce Knick and Charles Sciandra in accepting the new chart.

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The Pittston Area School District had been operating without one. District Superintendent Dr. Michael Garzella had sought to have one created and met informally with most of the school board members to discuss the chart and present a tentative model. superintendent outside of official meetings and work sessions. Following the meeting, Garzalla explained that he repeatedly requested that meetings be made at the convenience of board members. He elaborated that some board members came in groups, although always cautious to avoid having enough members present to create a majority. He stated he was never contacted by Linskey to confirm any meeting time. Debates over the need for an organizational chart spurned another debate regarding the need for additional administrative support at the high school level. This prompted Gorzokowski to recommend that current Pittston Area Primary Center principal and former high school principal Janet Donovan be returned to her position as Pittston Area High School

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principal. Donovan is currently in her fourth year as a principal with the district. In August 2012, she was removed from her position at the high school and placed as principal for grades three through five at the elementary school. At that time, Donovan requested to work as both primary and secondary principal but was denied by the board. Since then, she has volunteered to continue to perform many of her secondary principal duties. Board member Bruce Knick spoke in favor of Donovan but cited budgetary concerns in his hesitancy to restore her to her former role. Kelly added he, too, was sensitive to budgetary concerns but felt the district would stand a greater chance of receiving grant funding with Donovan in place to alleviate some of the responsibilities current-

ly being shouldered by Dr. Garzella. “Dr. Garzella is doing an amazing job, but he is overwhelmed,” Kelly said. After the meeting, Garzella responded to Kelly’s statement by saying, “I’m not overwhelmed but I want to put a team in place. Some of the pieces are already here.” Linksey joined Gorzokowski and Kelly in supporting the move while all other board members voted against it, most of them citing budget uncertainties as the sole reason for their vote. In other matters, the board intends to conduct a public hearing to solicit public input regarding the potential closing of the Pittston Area Kindergarten Center on Walnut Street in Dupont. Garzella was careful to point out that the district had not made any decision regarding the fate of the aging building. Due to numerous maintenance issues, the closure of the building could bring cost savings to the district. Garzella stated that students at the school could be absorbed into the Primary Center without problems. The next Pittston Area School Board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16.

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Board members Michael Gorzokowski, Joseph Kelly, Robert Linskey and Marilyn Starna each voted against it. Linskey, who had not met with Garzella, or any other board member regarding the chart prior to Tuesday’s meeting, decried the motion. He accused board members who approved it of failing to act in a transparent matter. Knick, Gorzokowski and Starna defended Garzella and noted that each had met with him and had seen his “grey” version of the organizational chart. They took issue, however, with Guariglia’s amended “blue version,” stating they were not aware of its existence prior to Tuesday’s meeting. Guariglia responded that he gave his version to borough secretary Debora Rachilla on March 14 so that other board members might have it by the following day. He offered to forward the e-mail to his colleagues in order to verify the date and time. Rachilla was not available immediately after the meeting to confirm whether or not she ever received the chart. Linskey went on to make, and later withdraw a motion, stating that no board member could discuss district matters with the school

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‘St. Joseph’s table’ a feast day tradition Josephine Lazzari’s 100th birthday also noted at celebration on Thursday St. Joseph’s Senior and Social Club set the traditional St. Joseph’s Table in honor of his Feast Day on Thursday, March 21 in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Hall. “La Tavola di San Guiseppe,” an ancient Italian tradition, began in Sicily in gratitude to St. Joseph for

prayers answered in alleviating a severe drought which resulted in countless number of deaths due to famine. A three-tier altar representing the Holy Trinity and Holy Family see TABLE page 13

Above, keeping with tradition, Tom McDonnell, representing Joseph, hands food to his son, Fr. Paul who is representing Jesus. Looking on is Shirley McDonnell. Josephine Lazzari, Pittston, stands with her son, Cy, holding a cake noting her 100th birthday she will celebrate on April 27. Josephine, who still loves to dance, thanks God for keeping her healthy all these years.

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Family was assembled with various foods and staples which will be disturbed to the needy. The Very Rev. Paul McDonnell, newly-appointed Provincial of the Oblates of St. Joseph, blessed the

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OUR OPINION Let’s really pour money down the drain The news this week that county municipalities got $12.5 million in so-called gaming grant money, raises all kinds of questions, not the least of which is: do we really lose that much money at the casino? Imagine: the casino funds projects all over the county, while paying 55 percent of its profits to the state in addition to the local project money, and still manages to make money. It’s mind boggling. More questions. Why is this money buying police cars and trucks, when it was supposed to reduce, if not eliminate, property tax? And why are towns requesting grant money for cars and trucks, anyway, when that is an expected budget expense? If anything, the casino money should be seen as a windfall, “mad money,” if you will. Not part of normal operating expenses. Pittston, we believe, does it right. The city requests grant money for redevelopment projects which are out of a normal budget. Things a municipality would not be expected to be able to do without a state grant. And we might ask, if the state wants to give gaming money to the county municipalities, then why not just give it to them without strings on a simple rotating basis, maybe based on a per capita formula and let them do with it what they will? But that wouldn’t work because it would eliminate a layer of bureaucratic deciders-in-chief. Why not use all the casino revenue to fix the “yellow boy” in the Susquehanna and the combined sewage outflows into the river up and down the valley, a project that would benefit the river, the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean and would bring an economic boon of water recreation, tourism and fishing. It’s been said cleaning up the river would cost as much as $250 million. So what? Gamblers lost that much in the Sugarhouse Casino in Philadelphia in 2012 and they lost $2.5 billion — yes billion with ‘b’ — in all 11 Pennsylvania casinos in 2012. After all, if people are going to pour billions down the drain, shouldn’t it go into the river?

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YOUR OPINION Poetic comment on ‘Life in the 50s’ Sitting by the jukebox on a Saturday night Girls sweaters fitting oh so tight Each song, just a nickle a pop Just listen to each coin drop Cadillac cars are all the rage Elvis had a pink one, so did Betty Paige Hot rods, milk shakes, burgers and fries Poodle skirts, bobby socks you showed no thighs Roy Rogers, Sky King, Mighty Mouse and Lassie American heroes to save the day each one was classy Cereal commercials each box had a prize Leather jackets each guy a wise Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot James Dean a rebel with a cause not Fuzzy dice, Frankie and Annette Dragnet, Shirley Temple, Alfred Hitchcock presents. Ford made the Edsel, it was a complete disaster Named after the son, it was soon put out to pasture Flippin’ baseball cards outside the school

Pompadours and DA’s sure were cool A fast car made you king of the strip Mary Jane’s, candy smokes, strawberry licorice whip Hula Hoop, Betty Boop, ice cream a double scoop Scary movies like the Day the Earth Stood Still The drive-in is just a dollar bill TV dinners, Cherry Coke, chocolate malted Dinner specials were blue plated Tarzan, cheetah made great TV Maureen O’Sullivan was the one for me So much more things to remember New school clothes for September Abbott and Costello, Martin and Lewis The Three Stooges all are still timeless It would be nice to stay in the day But a fiery horse with the speed of light a cloud of dust, a hearty hi ho silver, away Joe Ledoretti Pittston


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eastern Pennsvlvania will have a dinner dance on Friday, April 5 at Genetti’s Hotel and Convention Center Wilkes Barre. This event is for members only. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Music is provided by the 17-piece band “Moonlight in the Poconos.” For reservations, call Herman at 654-6454. JLW Mountain Lions breakfast The JLW Mountain Lions Club is hosting an all you can eat breakfast buffet on April 14 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The event will be held at the West Wyoming Fire Dept. banquet room on Shoemaker Ave. West Wyoming. The buffet will consist of scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, pancakes, potatoes, coffee, tea, juice and muffins. As always, all proceeds from the event will be donated back to the community. Tickets are available at the door or in advance. For info call Karen at 885-1650. DANCE A JIG FOR PEDIATRIC CLINIC Miranda Warunek, a senior at Pittston Area High School and a member of Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish is sponsoring a fundraiser for the Pediatric Health Clinic, housed in the former Seton Catholic High School building and

sponsored by the Care and Concern Ministries of St. John the Evangelist Parish. Featuring the Emerald Isle Step Dancers, the event will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 7 at the Pittston Area High School auditorium. Donation is $7 and tickets are available for purchase after all weekend Masses during the month of March and at the parish office during the week. The event is in honor of Our Lady of Eucharist parishioner Colleen Shea. LADIES AUX. POST #8335 The Ladies Auxiliary to V.F.W. Post 8335 will meet Monday, April 8 in the post home, 915 Main St. Following the regular meeting, officers will be elected for the 20132014 term. President June Fitzgerald will preside over the meeting. Mary Orluk and Mary Starinsky will be hostesses for the evening. SPRING RUMMAGE SALE The Confraternity of Catholic Women of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish of Holy Trinity Church, Hughest Street, Swoyersville will hold its annual Spring Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 8, 9, 10 and 13 with additional hours from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 8. Clothing, toys, books, magazines, jewelry, small appliances and household items and much more iwll be offered for sale.

NARFE MEETING Greater Pittston NARFE Chapter 1723, President John Ryan has announced the meeting day has been changed from the secondnd Thursday to the wsecond Wednesday of every month. The next meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10. DRAMA CLUB PRESENTS ‘SEUSSICAL’ The Wyoming Area Drama Club will present “Seussical,” a musical based on the stories of Dr. Seuss from a book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, with lyrics by Lynn Ahrens at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 at the Wyoming Area High School, 20 Memorial St., Exeter. Tickets are available at the high school. VENDORS WANTED Vendors are needed for a craft and flea market set for 9 a.m. to2 p.m. on April 13 at the Wyoming United Methodist Church. Call 693-1303. Italian American Association The April, Dinner Meeting of the Italian American Association of Luzerne County is Thursday April 18, 2013 at Genetti’s Hotel and Convention Center. Arrival time is 6:00 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. Price is $25.00 per person. Music for dancing by Danny Argo & Friends with dancing to 10:15. Reservation deadline is Friday, April 12, 2013. For reservations and membership information,

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please call Judy Deice at 654-7600 or Louise Castellani 654-6454. President, James Deice will preside. MISS CHERRY BLOSSOM CONTEST The West Pittston Cherry Blossom Committee is accepting applications for the Little Miss Cherry Blossom Contest and the Cherry Blossom Idol. Both events are Saturday, May 4 on the opening day of the festival. The Miss Cherry Blossom contest is open to girls ages 4-8 from the Greater Pittston Area. The first 15 applicants will be accepted to compete in the contest. All contestants must ride in the parade. Each girl will be judged on talent, stage presence, interview and overall participation. Applications must include a 4x6 photo and a brief biography of the contestant. Deadline for entry is April 15. The Third Annual Cherry Blossom Idol is open to singers in three age groups: 10 and under, 11 to 13 and 14 and up. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winner in each category

For more information on these contest, call Gina Malsky at 3327817 or email lmalsky@aol.com. ROAST CHICKEN DINNER A roast chicken dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at the United Methodist Church Pittston (corner Broad and Church Streets). Takeouts begin at 4:30 p.m. The menu includes a half roast chicken, family style mashed potaotes, gravy, green beans, pepper hash, cranberry sauce, dessert and beverage. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children under 10 years of age. For tickets, call 603-1915. WSCC REUNION West Side Central Catholic High School Class of 1971 will hold a 60th birthday partyfrom 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1 at the Grove at Checkerboard Inn on Carverton Road, Trucksville. Formal invitations will be forthcoming when all addresses are finalized. For more information, contact Kate Bustin Taroli atKBTaroli@ gmail.com.

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While at King’s, Zangardi racked up quite an impressive resume. She was named Female Athlete of the Year (2004); Female Scholar of the Year (2004); Conference AllStar (2004); National Fast Pitch Coaches Regional All-Star (2004); and National Fast Pitch Coaches National All-American (2004) to name a few. She was also selected Player of the Week in the Middle Atlantic Conference on several occasions during her college career. Zangardi and Gigliello have been friends since Maria’s college days and in fact have played basketball and softball together throughout the years. In 2009, the two were part of a team that won a state title in softball. Upon graduating from King’s with a 3.98 GPA and a dual degree in Mass Communications and Spanish, she was hired by the college as an admissions counselor where she began honing her skills, which will later on pay dividends. “I got to travel for two-years, recruiting students for the college I love which was easy to sell,” said Zangardi. “It was easy to sell students on something that I had such a good experience at; it was great.” During her two-years of recruiting students at King’s, she continued taking graduate courses when she had an opportunity to work at

Maria Zangardi, captain of the King’s College softball team, is shown here during action while at King’s.

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host special events including trade shows, weddings, banquets and of course, conventions. Completion for the project is targeted for the end of this year. “There are a lot of opportunities for employment for local people here,” said Zangardi. With the expansion, the casino is looking to hire an additional 250-300 team members consisting of front desk supervisors, reservation center, cleaning and maintenance staff, etc. “There will be a bistro located in the hotel as well as a sundry shop,” added Maria. “We will have a career fair sometime in the summer.” With all of the success Zangardi has achieved in her 30-years; none of it would have been possible if it not for influences of her parents, Al and Barbara, and her brothers Alphonse, Jr. and Gennaro. Maria feels lucky to have encountered the people she’s met over the years like teachers, coaches and bosses. “I honestly feel lucky. I do believe things are fated sometimes you are meant to be in certain places to meet certain people who kind of help you,” concluded. It’s safe to say Maria is in the right place at the right time having the greatest time of her life looking for the next challenge to come her way.

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In 2006 before the casino evened opened, Maria was hired at an employment specialist contributing to the hiring of approximately 1800team members at the state’s first casino. She was elevated to Employ-

ment Manager in May of 2008 working under HR Director Kawel LauBach. “Kawel was the best mentor I could have,” said Zangardi. “He really helped me grow and learn all of the philosophies behind great human resources of creating a fun, friendly atmosphere. It was because of him, I learned so much.” Zangardi achieved a Masters of Science degree in Human Relations and Counseling from the University of Scranton in 2009 and a year later, she was elevated to the position of Human Resources in May of 2010. “A lot of HR is really understanding people and motivating them where they’re at,” said Zangardi. “It’s not necessarily getting them to do what you want, but finding out what drives them and motivates them and providing people with the tools.” Maria is excited about the hotel and convention center being erected on the grounds at the casino. According to Mike Bean, General Manager of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs since September, 2012, the $50 million expansion consist of a 238-room hotel, including 20-suites, a spa, pool and a convention center that can seat as many as 1800-2000 for concerts. The convention center will also

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Dave Grundkowski of Dallas looks over a decorated pysanky egg.

Karen DeMarco of Kingston passes a pysanky egg around the table at the West Pittston Library.

Amelia Grundkowski, 10, left, and her mom Arlene, both of Dallas, examine a pysanky egg.

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aster Pysanky Artist Marianne Lurie discussed the origins of this 2,000-year-old folk art of Pysanky eggs from Eastern Europe on March 9, at the West Pittston Library. Pysanky are decorated using beeswax and dyes applied in layers. Over 2,000 years ago, before the time of Christ, people decorated eggs, believing great powers were embodied in the egg. Eggs symbolized the release of the earth from the shackles of winter and the coming of spring with its promise of new hope, new life and prosperity. With the advent of Christianity, Easter eggs symbolize the Resurrection and a promise of eternal life. Legend has it that, as long as pysanky are decorated, goodness will prevail over evil throughout the world

Artist Marianne Lurie demonstrates outlining a pysanky egg for painting at the West Pittston Library on Saturday afternoon.

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Artist Marianne Lurie removes a pysanky egg from green dye at the West Pittston Library on Saturday afternoon.


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Pysanky eggs and decorated jewelry by artist Marianne Lurie for sale at the West Pittston Library.

Nine-year-old Andrew Francis of Moosic, right, examines an ostrich egg with his grandmother Ann Francis of Avoca at a pysanky egg demonstration Saturday afternoon at the West Pittston Library.

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Master Artist Marianne Lurie paints a pysanky egg with precision at the West Pittston Library. She discussed the origins of this 2,000-yearold folk art from Eastern Europe. Over 2,000 years ago, before the time of Christ, people decorated eggs, believing great powers were embodied in the egg.


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Way of the Cross a tradition during Lent Every Friday during the 40 days of Lent, Catholics attend a devotion known as the “Stations of the Way of the Cross.” This devotion dates back to the late Middle Ages when pilgrims were prevented from visiting the sacred sites due to the Turkish occupation of the Holy Land. Replicas were made of the stopping places of prayer on the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem and by the late 16th century, the 14 stations were erected in almost all Catholic churches. There is a solemnity in each church service attended regardless of the denomination of the church. While attending “The Stations Way of the Cross” each week, the written words of the Passion of Christ are heart wrenching. Our love and belief are affirmed in the obedience to His father and the courage to die a horrific death for His convictions for love of all mankind. The priest begins the services with, “We adore You, O Christ and we praise You. The people respond, “Because by Your holy cross, You have redeemed the world. The first station is “Pilate Condemns Jesus to Die.” It was after the second appearance of Jesus before Pilate that he was forced into unjustly making a decision to appease the people who chanted “Crucify Him, Crucify Him” that he passed sentence. Taken by the guards, Jesus was unmercifully beaten and a crown of sharp thorns

was forced upon his head. The second station is “Jesus Accepts His Cross”.”With visible bleeding bruises, blood streaming down his face a heavy, rough cross was placed not too gently on his shoulders. It is here where, as a congregation, we pray that all the suffering destined for us until death will be carried with peace and resignation as did Jesus. The third station is “Jesus Falls the First Time.” The thud of the heavy cross carried on His shoulder is heard as a weakened Jesus, hardly able to walk, falls on his knees to the ground. Soldiers with whips in hand force Him to stand and continue on this journey. We pray by the merits of this first fall to save us from falling into grievous sin. The fourth station is “Jesus Meets His Sorrowful Mother.” Wiping the blood and sweat rolling upon His face, Jesus looks into the face of His beloved Mother Mary. Imagine the pain that pierced the heart of mother and son as their eyes met and were unable to reach out in comfort. We pray for the grace of devotion to the most Holy Mother and ask, by her prayers, a lasting remembrance of the meaning and passion of her son, Jesus. The fifth station is “Simon Helps Carry the Cross.” Jesus was getting weaker with each step at the point of expiring. The soldiers, fearing he would die on the way to Calvary where they wished Him to

die the infamous death of crucifixion, forced Simon of Cyrene to help carry the cross. Simon pulled from the crowd hesitated and took a step back. We pray and embrace the acceptance of the death destined for us with the pain that may accompany it. The sixth station is “Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus.” Seeing Jesus in distress, Veronica bravely stepped out from the crowd and, with sorrowful compassion, took her veil and wiped the once beautiful face now bathed in sweat and blood. We are reminded that our soul was once beautiful when it received the Grace of God in baptism and pray it can be restored to its former beauty. The seventh stationi s “Jesus Falls the Second Time.” Although Simon is helping to carry the cross, Jesus, who is weary, falls again under the weight of the cross. Once again, the executioners drag Him to His feet and force Him to walk the continuing path to Calvary. In our daily lives, how many times have we fallen and offended? In Your mercy, we have been picked up and forgiven with tenderness and love. The eighth station is “Jesus Speaks to the Women.” Women wept openly with compassion seeing the inhuman suffering of Jesus as He dragged his body along. Jesus, knowing the great depth of a woman’s compassionate heart, said to them, “Weep not so much for me, but rather for your chil-

Maria Capolarella-Montante dren.” As the women of Jerusalem wept, we too weep for our sins committed against You. The ninth staation is “Jesus Fall the Third Time.” Thoroughly exhausted, caused by the scourging, the excessive cruelty of the Roman soldiers and the long journey filled with shouting, mockery and jeering, there was hardly any life left in His body, yet the soldiers tried to hasten His steps. We pray for strength to overcome our human injustices and evil passions that are offensive to God and to our human kind. The 10th station is “Jesus is Stripped of His Garment.” This station depicts the soldiers violently stripping the clothes from Jesus’s lacerated body. The inner garments were torn so roughly that the flesh came with them. By the torment Jesus suffered in being stripped of His garments, we ask for help to strip ourselves of all attachments of the things of earth that are not beneficial to our immortal souls. The 11th station is “Jesus is Nailed to the Cross.” The wooden cross was placed on the ground and Jesus was thrown upon it. He stretched out His arms and offered to His eternal Father the sacrifice of His life for our salvation. The pounding of the nails into his hands and feet was done Roman style showing no mercy. With bleeding hands and feet completely spent, they raised the cross and

left Jesus to die in anguish. May our hearts be nailed to the cross that it may always remain there to love you. The 12th station is “Jesus Dies Upon the Cross.” Here, we pray for our dying Jesus. After three hours of agony on the cross and overwhelmed with suffering, He abandons Himself to the weight of his body, calls to His father, then bows His head and dies. The 13th station is “Jesus is Taken Down From the Cross.” Joseph and Nicodemus, two of his disciples, took Him down from the cross and placed Him in the arms of His beloved Mother. She received Him with tenderness, held His broken body close and cleaned His face with her tears. The 14th station is “Jesus is Placed in the Sepulcher.” At the final station, the disciples carry the body of Jesus to its burial place. Mary, His sorrowful Mother, went with them and arranged Him in the sepulcher. How hard it must have been for her to depart from the tomb and watch as the stone enclosed her beloved son. The closing of the tomb was not the end but the beginning of the forgiveness of our sins. The Stations Way of the Cross ends with a prayer to Jesus Christ Crucified and a blessing with the crucifix : “To Go in Peace.”

Ackerman to receive Jean Yates Award from Pittston Library The 2013 Pittston Memorial Library’s Board of Trustees will hold the annual Jean Yates Award Dinner on Wednesday, April 17 at Mount Carmel Parish Center, William, Street, PIttston. This year’s honoree is Ed Ackerman, editor of the Sunday Dispatch. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. Cost is $60 per person. For tickets, call 654-9565 or visit the library at 47 Broad St.. CEO Afterschool Meals Hot and nutritious meals are served at the Pittston Library free to all children up to age 18 from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays . Snacks are served from 4 to 5 p.m.Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. No registration is required. Story Time sessions are ongoing Toddler Story Time with Miss

Nicole will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Preschool Story Time with Miss Patricia will be t 2 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Note time change for Preschool Storytime. Registration is required. Family Story Time is at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays and is open to all ages. No registration is required. Call the library at 654-9565 or email pittstonlibrary@yahoo.com. Lego Club will meet at 4 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at 4 p.m. Crochet Club will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and at 6 p.m. on Thursdays at 6 p.m. Kids with Adults Craft Club meets at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of every month. The group is open to children age 5 to 12. Chil-

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Bloom gone for Daffodil Days After 40 years, this will be the last for Cancer Society fundraiser ety Health Initiatives representative from West Wyoming, was packing her vehicle to deliver flowers locally. Daffodil Days have been very rewarding for the staff over the years and “we are very grateful for everyone’s support,” she said. Jamie Kane, American Cancer Society East Region Office’s Income Development Manager, oversees 10 counties based out of Taylor. “I’ve always liked daffodils because it’s symbolic of the beginning of spring with the first flower which is the daffodil and symbolizing the hope that we bring to cancer patients and their families through this program and other initiatives that we do,” she said. “Historically, it’s always my favorites because of that and I think we’ll continue to honor that mindset of trying to provide hope for cancer patients even though Daffodil Days will be gone.” This year the distribution center delivered over 165 orders consisting of 4,500 daffodils and 350

By TONY CALLAIO Sunday Dispatch Correspondent One sure sign of spring has always been the daffodil. And for the last 40 years, the American Cancer Society has brightened kitchens, dining rooms and offices throughout Greater Pittston with its Daffodil Days program. But this is the last year for the charity’s bloomsw. Pennsylvania is one of the last few states that holds the annual fundraiser and, over the years, sales have slowly diminished. It is simply no longer cost effective to run the program, officials said. With chilly temperatures this year, members of the distribution crew in Pittston Township seemed upbeat as they loaded vehicles with daffodils, Boyds Bears and canisters to final destinations all over the region. A van pulled up to the distribution center on the Pittston ByPass, waiting to be loaded with an order for the Red Cross center while another was headed to Mountaintop. Jennifer Washney, a Cancer Soci-

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Boyds Bears. Each year Boyds Bears makes a special edition bear for the Cancer Society and this year’s bear is Ray O’Hope. One such person who will miss Daffodil Days is Marie Griglock, of Hughestown, who has been a super volunteer since the beginning. “I started helping because I had

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was somewhat of a disappointment as the city had requested $3 million. Exeter got the third highest amount, $579,265 for a two-phase storm water improvement project. Pittston Township got $350,000 for upgrades to municipal buildings including the construction of a 3,004-sq.-ft., one-story addition.

Duryea got $150,000 for the repair and renovation of the Municipal Building; Hughestown $65,000 for two police vehicles and equipment upgrades for the police department; and Yatesville $41,491 for a 2013 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD 4WD cab, steel dump truck body and snow plow. West Wyoming is on the list as the conduit for $475,000 for the West Side Council of Governments, for the purchase of six public works vehicles to be shared among Courtdale,

Edwardsville, Exeter Borough, Exeter Township, Forty Fort, Kingston, Larksville, Luzerne, Plymouth Borough, Plymouth Township, Swoyersville, West Pittston, West Wyoming and Wyoming. Wyoming Borough Mayor Robert Boyer said this week that Wyoming was awarded a $21,598 Recycling Development and Implementation Grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Waste Management, but was denied three requests for gaming grant money. The grant the borough did get will be used to increase the borough’s recycling by purchasing approximately 2,500 curbside recycling containers and conducting a community recycling education program. The gaming fund grant requests that were denied were for projects to fortify school entrances, preserve the Swetland Homestead and aid the next phase of the sewer improvement project. Wyoming wasn’t totally shut out. It will share the equipment bought with the COG grant.

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United Way, Dupont Lions to distribute Easter hams

The Dupont Lions Club sponsors a food distribution each month for resident families in need. Dupont churches Sacred Heart of Jesus and Holy Mother of Sorrows each month take a turn in opening their parish hall to the club to use for distribution.

At this month’s Lions Club food bank each eligible family received a 4 lb. ham, in addition to their regular food items, thanks to the generosity of United Way of Wyoming Valley. United Way’s donation helped the Lions Club provide 120 hams for families in time for the Easter Holidays.

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funds to help fight cancer. According to Nicole Jorgensen, Income Development representative, other drives throughout the year are Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, a 5K non-competitive walk at Kirby Park in October; Coaches Versus Cancer, where local basketball teams participate in raising funds; Endure for a Cure, a bike ride, 5K and 10K run in the Wilkes-Barre/Kirby Park area held in August; and Relay for Life held in June.

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family members that suffered from cancer,” said Griglock. Her husband, Richie Kossuth Sr., passed away at the age of 27 from prostate cancer. “I will miss everyone we’ve contacted over the years and all the ladies in Hughestown,” she said. “I’m proud of all them all. It was a great way to get out to see my neighbors and talk.” With Daffodil Days going away, the Cancer Society has other programs that have done well to raise

Those who celebrate Easter and dye Easter eggs will want to know that now is the time to buy those eggs. After many frustrating hours of peeling, or not being able to peel hard boiled and colored eggs, I finally did some research to make all our lives a bit less stressful. Eggs have a long shelf life in the refrigerator if handled properly. First, eggs should only be purchased from a refrigerated case. Just like any other perishable food, they need to be refrigerated as soon as possible, like meat or diary foods. Next, keep eggs in their original containers. It’s possible that the outside of the shells may be contaminated with salmonella. Always wash your hands when touching raw eggs and before touching something else. If these steps are followed, raw eggs in the shell have a shelf life of three to five weeks. For easier peeling, the egg board recommends that we use eggs that are seven to 10 days old. That means that we need to add eggs for dyeing on our grocery lists soon. This time allows the eggs time to take in air, which helps separate the membranes from the shell. Hard-boiled eggs are easiest to peel right after cooling. Cooling causes the egg to contract slightly in the shell. To peel a hard-boiled egg: Gently tap egg on countertop until shell is finely crackled all over. Roll egg between hands to loosen shell. Start to peel at the large end, holding egg under cold running water to help ease the shell off. If left in the shell, hard-boiled eggs can be refrigerated safely up to one week. Once peeled, eggs should be eaten that day. Here are the directions to boil eggs from the Egg Board: Place eggs in saucepan large enough to hold them in single layer. Add cold water to cover eggs by one inch. Heat over high heat just to boil. Remove from burner. Cover pan. Let eggs stand in hot water about 12 minutes for large eggs (9 minutes for medium eggs; 15 minutes for extra large). Drain immediately and serve warm. OR, cool completely under cold running water or in bowl of ice water, then refrigerate. If you plan to use the original container to drain colored eggs, wash egg cartons with hot soapy water to remove any possible bacteria. If you use real dyed eggs for the Easter hunt, they must be prepared with care to prevent cracking the shells. If the shells crack, bacteria could contaminate the inside. Do not hide cracked eggs. Eggs should be hidden in places that are protected from dirt, pets and other sources of bacteria. The total time for hiding and hunting eggs should not exceed two hours. The “found” eggs must be re-refrigerated and eaten within seven days of cooking, or discarded. Eggs are reasonably priced, nutritious, and are an excellent source of protein. One large egg contains six grams of protein. Most of the protein is found in the egg white (3.6) and a considerable amount, (2.7) is in the yolk. Here are some interesting natural dyes. Make the dye the night before. Natural dyes for Easter eggs Red cabbage leaves - Robin egg blue Walnut shells - Dark red-brown Orange peels - Light yellow Yellow onion skins - Dark yellow or orange Spinach - Light gold-green Red beets - Light pink Strong brewed coffee - Light brown Grape juice - Light purple Take a small amount of food material and place it in a pan, filled with 2 cups of cold water. Bring the water rapidly to a boil and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and cover, allowing dye to steep for 30 minutes. Remove food material and place dye into containers and refrigerate. When dye is cold, place hard-cooked eggs into dye. Leaving the eggs in the dye overnight in the refrigerator will give the deepest colors. Experiment to see what tints and shades are best. Remove the eggs from the dyes and dry on a metal cake rack. Source: http://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/youth/naturaldyes.shtml

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Friendly Sons President James Clancy, left, Swingle Award winner Andy Ashby, principal speaker and Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Col. Frank Noonan, and Man of the Year Mark Casper. BILL TARUTIS PHOTOS/ FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH

Grand night for the Irish Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick gather for 99th annual banquet

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an of the Year Mark Casper gave a heartfelt acceptance speech thanking everyone who helped him throughout his life. Former Major League baseballpitcher Andy Ashby overcame his fear of public speaking — “I’d rather face Barry Bonds than do this,” he said — to say how much the Kansas City native loved his new home here as he accepted the

W. Francis Swingle Award. Toastmaster Jarrett Ferrentini, who was coached by Casper on the 8th grade absketball team at St. Mary’s in Pittston, had a lot of fun working his Italian ancestry into his remarks. And Msgr. John Bendik sang his traditional Irish blessing. This, and much more, made the 99th annual Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Banquet a memorable affair and set

the stage for the 100th banquet, which newly installed President Ed Hart promised to be worthy of the occasion. Hart invited anyone interested to join in making the entire year leading up to the banquet a most special one. Col. Frank Noonan, Pennsylvania State Police commissioner, gave the principal address at the event which attracted close to 400 at The Woodlands Inn and resort last Sunday.

James “Jay”Duffy served as grand marshal and Dr. William “Billy” anzalone was general chairman. Outgoing President James Clancey, who attended with his 9-year old son, Jack, and father, James Sr., offered remarks and presented the annual awards. Clancey is a major in the Pennsylvania National Guard. Congressman Matthew

Cartwright read statements he had entered into The Congressional Record on behalf of the two award recipients and State Rep. Michael Carroll presented citations from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Father Thomas Maloney asked the invocation and Msgr. Bendik offered the closing benediction.

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Past presidents of the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.

State Rep. Mike Carroll, left, presents a proclamation from the state legislature to Swingle Award winner Andy Ashby.

Patrick and Jack Gilligan, both past presidents, take a moment to pose for a photo.

General Chairman Dr. William Anzalone, offers remarks at the Friendly Sons banquet.

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Col. Frank Noonan, left, thanks Jack Brogan after he helped him with his boutonniere.

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State Rep. Mike Carroll, right, presents a proclamation from the state legislature to Man of the Year Mark Casper.

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Sports S U N D AY D I S P A T C H B R I D G E T R O P H Y

PA sees winter sweep

WA was ahead after fall sports, but PA takes all winter sports By JACK SMILES jsmiles@psdispatch.com Pittston Area may as well start charging a toll on the Firefighters Memorial Bridge. They own it. With a dominating shut out of Wyoming Area 7-0 in winter games, the Patriots athletes have clinched the 2012-13 Bridge Award, the traveling trophy awarded annually to the school that wins the most Pittston Area versus Wyoming Area sports events. This school year is the 10th anniversary of the award which was started in the 2002-03 school year. Pittston Area has won nine of the 11 years. Wyoming Area led the standings, 5-4, after the fall season. In the fall, Wyoming Area won football, girls tennis, boys cross country, girls volleyball and field hockey. Pittston Area won boys and girls Wyoming Area led soccer, golf and girls the standings, 5-4, cross country. after the fall season. But Pittston Area won In the fall, Wyoming all seven winter games, a boys basketball game in Area won football, the DeMinico Game, two girls tennis, boys girls basketball games, cross country, girls one in the Pittston Holiday Tournament and one volleyball and field in the first round of the hockey. Pittston District 2 3A playoffs; Area won boys and two WVC swim meets, girls soccer, golf and a wrestling meet and the girls cross country. Blue ‘n’ Gold ice hockey game to lead 11-5. With But Pittston Area only three head –to head won all seven winter events scheduled in the spring – boys tennis, games. baseball and softball – Wyoming Area can not catch PA. This marks the sixth consecutive Bridge Award victory for PA. They won decisively each time. Pittston Area won 13-8 in 2004-`05, 16-5 in 2007`08 and 13-8 in 2008-`09, 13-8 in `09-‘10, 12-5 2010-‘11 and 13-5 in `11-`12. In the 10 school years 2002-03 through 2011-12, Pittston Area teams have a 98-62 record against Wyoming Area teams. That’s a .612 winning percentage. The first two school years of the competition 2002-`03 and `03-`04 - the winner was decided by the overall winning percentage of the schools’ teams

in sports where they played each other with head-to-head games weighted for two points. Pittston Area won both of those years. Beginning with the `04-`05 season, the formula was changed to a simple head-to-head competition. Whichever school won the most games against the rival school won the trophy. Pittston Area won decisively in five of the first seven years of head-to-head. WA won two close ones. In 2005-`06, WA won, 11-9, and had to win the last two games, softball and baseball, to clinch. In softball Pittston Area had beaten Wyoming Area, 12-2, earlier in the season and 11 consecutive times since 1997. But Wyoming Area pulled the upset, 6-5, to give the school a 10-9 lead with the just one baseball game left. Wyoming Area had to win the game because, if the Bridge standings ended 10-10, Pittston Area would have retained the trophy. There is no tiebreaker. Wyoming Area won, 6-5. In 2006-07, Wyoming Area won, 12-11, after being behind 11-10 with two games to go, boys tennis and softball. WA won the tennis match, 3-2, setting up a winnertake-all softball game. Lots of drama, as the Bridge Trophy was at the field for all to see. Wyoming Area won. Pittston Area doesn’t go in for such drama. It clinched early every time it won like last school year when it led 13-1 going into the spring and won, 13-5.

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Mia Nardone just missed qualifying for the finals in the 100 butterfly at the PIAA State Swimming Championships.

MAJ James Clancy, PA National Guard; Craig Lukatch, CEO, Pittston YMCA; SSG Norman Beers, PA National Guard; Christal Zermane, Stride Coordinator, meet to plan for the Susquehanna Stride on May 26.

Nardone misses butterfly YMCA sets Susquehanna Stride run final round by .44 seconds Pittston Area sophomore swimmer Mia Nardone competed in the PIAA Swimming Championships at Bucknell University. Swimming in the 100 butterfly Mia finished 20th in a field of 32 swimmers. In the preliminary she swam a

1:00.52. Though that was almost a half second lower than her 1:01.26 seed time, she did not qualify for the final. The top 16 qualified. Mia missed qualifying by less than onehalf second.

The Greater Pittston YMCA is proud to announce the 2nd annual Susquehanna Stride 5K and Half Marathon. The stride will take place Memorial Day weekend on Sunday, May 26th. This year’s race sponsor is the Pennsylvania National Guard. “We are very excited that the PA National Guard has decided to join us this year,” said Craig Lukatch,

CEO. “A lot of planning goes into the Stride and we are very glad to have a supportive group helping out this year.” Stride sponsorship is still available and helps put on this huge event where over 300 runners descend onto downtown Pittston. Volunteering for the Stride is also helpful. “Without help from local busi-

ness and community members we would not be able to put this on,” said Lukatch. For more information on sponsorship and/or volunteering please contact Lukatch at 570-655-2255 ext.101, cluktach@greaterpittstonymca.org or by visiting the Y’s website at www.greaterpittstonymca.org.

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Track teams trying to outrun weather By JACK SMILES jsmiles@psdispatch.com Track and field athletes can’t throw the javelin or practice the high hurdles in gymnasiums or hallways, but that’s where the local track and field teams found themselves for much of the practice season, forced in by the crazy weather. The teams got outside on maybe one-third of the available practice days since practice officially started on March 4 and even on those days conditions were far from ideal. Only the distance runners got warmed up. Ready or not through the Wyoming Valley Conference schedule starts this week. Weather permitting, of course, the Wyoming Area boys and girls open on Tuesday at home against Northwest. The PA boys and girls start Wednesday at Crestwood, again weather permitting. The Pittston Area teams are in Division 1 with Berwick, Coughlin, Crestwood, Dallas, Hazleton, Tunkhannock and Valley West. Last year the PA boys were 2- under coach Jason Mills. With three returning district 2 medalists the Patriots hope to improve on that mark. Ron D’Eliseo is back as the defending champion in the 300 and 110 hurdles. He copped a state medal in the indoor season. Mike Harth 4th in 400 and Jayson Crawford 4th long jump. The PA girls were 5-2 last year a big jump from the previous season when they were winless. This year the Lady Patriots return seven District 2 medalists. One of them is Olivia Giambra who was the champion in the triple jump and a silver medalist in the long jump last May as a freshman. Catherine Lombardo, Kristen Lombardo, Katilynn Kutcha who were on a team that ran 4th 4 x 800 real are back. Also returing are Liz Waleski, 5th 300 hurdles; Celes Owens. tied 5th high jump; and Allison Parrent 5th in javelin.

With girls soccer no longer in the spring the Lady Patriots track team picked up some new girls and coach Joe Struckus is looking for spots to plug them in. “We’re looking to compete in the league and get ready for districts,” Struckus said. Wyoming Area is in Division 2 with Holy Redeemer, Lake Lehman, Hanover, Nanticoke, GAR, Meyers and Northwest. Joe Pizano is the head coach of both teams. The girls were 2-5 last year. Pizano said numbers are up. The girls return two returning medalists. Emily Shemanski was 4th in the 300 meter hurdles and Haley Stackhouse tied for 5th in the high jump The Warrior boys were 6-1 in the season tied with Northwest and Holy Redeemer. Six district medalists return in Nick O’Brien who returns as javelin champion and was 5th in 200. Isaiah Peoples was 6th in the 100 meter dash. O’Brien, Cody Schmitz, Peoples and Sharrieff Hale are all back on the 4 x 100 team that was 2nd. Dylan Flynn was 4th in pole vault. Pizano said the 4 x 100 team has a chance to have a good season. “The key for them and all the athletes is to stay healthy, avoid injury. If they do that we’ll be ok.” WA schedule March 26 vs. Northwest April 3 at GAR April 9 vs. Holy Redeemer April 17 vs. Nanticoke April 23 vs. Hanover April 30 at Lake Lehman May 6 vs. Meyers PA schedule March 27 at Crestwood April 3 vs. Coughlin April 11 at Valley West April 17 vs. Hazleton April 24 vs. Tunkhannock April 30 at Berwick May 7 vs. Dallas

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Above, Pittston Area junior Luke Kopp practices the shotput as the Patriots gear up for the regular track and field season. At left, from left, Cody Schmitz, Sharrieff Hale, and Nick O’Brien practice sprinting for the Wyoming Area Warriors track and field team.

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Warriors drop opener in weather-shortened week By JACK SMILES jsmiles@psdispatch.com Wyoming Area’s no. 1 singles, Nick Leon, defeated Valley West’s Pat Antoll Friday afternoon, but Valley West swept the other four matches to take the team match 4-1. It was the Warriors’ league opener and their home match, on the borrowed Pittston Area court, and it was played a day late in un-tennis like weather. The Warriors starters were Leon, Mike Werbin and Aaron Carter in singles. Tom Rose/Mike Cipriani, Curtis Hosey/Ken Morgan, doubles. The match was the debut for firstyear WA coach Bill Roberts. The Warriors were 7-5 last season. The WA - Valley West match was the only match of the week for WA or PA. WA’s scheduled meet at Dallas Monday was postponed as was PA vs. Crestwood on Thursday. The WA - Valley West match will be played April 4. The PA vs. Crestwood match will be April 8. Last season the Patriots were 5-7. The coach is Kim Collins. Key returning players are Trent Woodruff, Jr.; Tyler Woodruff, Jr.; Jeremy Homschek, Sr.; Suraj Pursnani, Sr.; Terry Briggs, Jr. and Justin Coe, Sr. This week Monday Hazleton at PA Thursday WA at Coughlin PA at Dallas

Mike Werbin, playing No.2 singles for WA, hits a backhand against Perre DeWael for Wyoming Valley West.

Warrior No.3 singles player, Aaron Carter, hits an approach against Wyoming Valley West’s Dan Miller. Carter took the first set, 7-5 before bowing out in three sets.

bowling scores Don Brennan rolled a 300 game and Nolelle Mancini rolled an 801 series at Modern Lanes in league play this week. Brennan’s 300 came in a 792 series. Mancini rolled 256267-278. Lady Birds Standings: Flamingos 27.5-16.5, Robins 26.5-17.5, Tweety Birds 2222, Blue Jays 21-23, Parakeets 19.5 - 24.5, Seagulls 15.5 - 28.5. High series: Mary kay Stetina 596, Lee Lawrence 545, Cini Di Gennari 514, Judy Krifka, Tracia Survilla 494, Sandie Toole 485, Deanna Yonki 462, Debi Krakoski 458, Maria Yonki 437, Evelyn Marsh 426. Elko’s and Sons Pittston Senior Center High Scratch Series: Men’s Division: Bob Baldrica, 601; David Brodbeck, 619; Ed Rutledge, 573; Bob Willson, 517; Jim Francioso, 495. Women’s Division: Nita Genec-

zko, 481; Peg Rutledge, 420; Carol Smith, 418; Betty Yedinak, 382; Cini DiGennari, 38. Dupont Bowlerettes High Scratch Series: MaryAnn Shugdinis, 630; MaryTheresa Pupa, 543; Kim Kishel, 506; Helen Zapotoski, 503; Donna Kasa, 497; Ann Alfano, 484; MaryLou Fereck, 476; Debbie Stevens, 464; Lynn Langdon, 417. Magic Circle High Scratch Series: Men’s Division: Francis Pupa, 755; Chris Renfer, 714; Joseph Chmiel, 685; Drew Nicholson, 668; Paul Chmiel, 663; Don Whiting, 661; Greg Renfer, 631; Kyle Wagner, 623; Wally Zieminski, 613; Vito Buzzetta, 611. Women’s Division: Lisa Heck, 446; Marytheresa Pupa, 416; Courtney McKitish, 382; Ashley Fuller, 275; Karen Bogdanski, 248. Universal

High Scratch Series: David Titton, 753; Edward Collins, 745; Dale Reese, 704; Mark Prebish, 674; William Elko, 666; Billy Jr. Elko, 648; Jim Lavelle, III, 635; Ed Rutledge, 626; Richard Arditi, 611; Nicholas Berlinski, 603. Elko’s Bantam/Prep Mixed High Scratch Series: Boys Division: Robert Davidson, 168; Gary Vest, 164; Beau Widdick, 162; Ryan Kane, 153; Jimmy Soroka, 151; Matthew Mesaris, 147; Aiden Hindmarsh, 145, Andrew Adonizio, 145; Alek Chislon, 131; Jake Grzech, 123 Girls Division: Madison Mesaris, 158; Makenzie Kaminski, 145; Kacie Fisk, 183; Sophia Gronka, 36. Elko’s Mixed High Scratch Series: Boys Division: Paul Greco, 633; Michael Elko, 539; Joey Jones, 500; Justin Coyne, 490; Evan Elko, 471; Michael Walsh, 378; Dylan Kelly, 372;

Jesse Carlen, 364; Joshua Bryk, 351; Charles Kulick, 344. Girls Division: Samantha Piechota, 503; Hannah Maruhnich, 406; Piper Kane, 399; Morgan Mesaris, 349; Gina Kirkpatrick, 344; Loren wGronka, 266; Janelle Dudek, 246; Alyssa Bulford, 233; Halle Gronka, 228. Elko’s Junior/Senior Friday High Scratch Series: Boy’s Division: Conrad Chapple, 669; Zachary McKitish, 650; Peter Kulick, 630; Austin Elko, 573; Stephen Yuhas, 536. Girls’ Division: Katie Wynn, 530; Michelle Grossbauer, 452; Jordan Cegelka, 443; Erin Donnelly, 402; Irene Magdon, 396. Elko’s Prep Boys High Scratch Series: Jeremy Lavelle, 437; Zachary Elko, 416; Tyler Cegelka, 352; Martin Kuna, 349; Shawn Kostak, 336; Joey Wruble, 334; Tyler Granahan, 325; Jared

Dickson, 292; Noah Donahue, 286; Connor Morris, 286. Warehouse Mixed League High Scratch Series: Men’s Division: Mike Casterline, 735; Edward Collins, 716; Jim golden, 711; Ed Cologie, 697; Matt Charney, 681. Women’s Division: Erica Davis, 656; Michelle Bukofski, 335.. American High Scratch Series: Dave Kern, 782; John Grohowski, 775; Mark Kulick, 770; Chris Kasa, 748; Scott Kowalczyk, 727; Bruce Rydzy, 675; Roger Pryor, 672; Joe Girman, 659; Jerry Coggins, 644; Rich Kuligowski, 643. National High Scratch Series: Dale Reese, 748; Mark Kulick, 737; Lisa Menchini, 696; Anthony Ferretti, 691; John Pisano, 689; Edward Collins, 687; Keith Weinschnek, 677; John Kulick, 664; Matt Felter, 639; Joe Burns, 617. Sunday Night Mixed

High Scratch Series: Men’s Division: Joe Argenio, 634; Gene Wasko, 592; Russ Stevens, 586; Vito Buzzettz, 566; Ray Wasko, 526. Women’s Division: Marytheresa Pupa, 472; MaryLou Fereck, 437; Karen Umbra, 421; Debbie Stevens, 408; Gracelynn Williamson, 407. Boy’s Division: Zachary McKitish, 576. Pittston Twp VFW Standings: Redskins 30-18, Bus Boys 29.5 - 18.5, Yankees 26-22, Nittanys 24-24, Terminators 18-30, Steelers 16.5 - 31.5 High Scratch Series: Ross Stevens 698, Jack Casper 681, Joe Walsh Sr. 666, Wally Moore 664, Ed Wasko 653, Joe Walsh Jr. 629, Joe Argenio 623, John Blattner 591, bert Myers 578, Pete Chodnicki 562.


Pittston Area elementary wrestling singlet return is tomorrow, Monday, March 25 at 6 p.m. at Pittston Area High School in the Gymnasium. Meet the baseball Warriors Meet the baseball Warriors is today, Sunday, March 24 at 1:00 in the Secondary Center Cafeteria. All players from grades 7th through 12th are expected to attend and should arrive by 12 :45. Baseball mass will be held on Sunday, April 7 at 10:30 at St. Barbara’s Church, Exeter. Lady Patriot Basketball Boosters The Pittston Area Lady Patriot Basketball Booster Club will meet today, Sunday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. in Lizza’s. The agenda will included preparation for the Booster Club Banquet to be held on Saturday, April 6 at the Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre. In addition spring fundraising events will be planned. All Lady Patriot Basketball Parents are asked to attend. Avoca/Dupont Little League Avoca/Dupont Little League will meeting today, Sunday, March 24, at 6 p.m. at the Avoca Municipal Building. All officers and coaches are asked to attend. Plans for a field work session on April 6 at 10 a.m. and opening day on April 13 at noon will be among items discussed. Hughestown softball sign ups Hughestown softball will not conduct sign ups today, March 24 or 31 due to the holiday. Sign ups will resume Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30. Also the coaches meeting is reschuduled for Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30 - 7 p.m. at borough building. With questions call Joanne at457-3761 or Amanda at 655-8193. WA Soccer Parents Meeting The Wyoming Area boy’s soccer team parents will meet Monday, March 25 at 6:00 p.m. at the secondary center. Officer elections will be held, all parents are invited to attend. West Pittston Rams sign ups The West Pittston Rams registration are at Sabatini’s March 27, 6-8 p.m.; Apirl 10, 6-8 p.m.; April 20, 11 a.m.1 p.m. Registration is $110 per player, $20 each additional child, $40 for jersey. Copies of a player’s birth certificate, parent’s driver’s license and a current utility bill are needed to register. Checks and moneyorders are acepted. Payment is due at the time of registration, twithout exception. Emails are on the website at westpittstonrams.com. Flyers are being sent home with the elementary students.

“Knock out Autism” and will include the best of three 25-point matches. All teams are six players and must have two women on the court. Cost of the tournament is $5 per team and players are required to buy a $12 t-shirt. Proceeds will benefit the

Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. The event will include prizes, free food, and refreshments. For more information, or to register, call LCCC at 740-0237 or 740-0566 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7237 or 7566 or e-mail egurtis@luzerne.edu.

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College Health, Physical Education and Movement Sciences Department will hold a co-ed volleyball tournament on Saturday, April 20, beginning at 11 a.m., at the College’s James T. Atherton Gymnasium. The theme of the tournament is

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Emanon Senior Golf League meeting The Emanon Senior Golf League will

meet Wednesday, April 3 at the clubhouse at 10 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served. New players are welcome. The league will open on April 10 weather permitting. WA Ice Hockey parents news The banquet is at Fox Country Club, in West Pittston on Sunday, April 7 at 2:00p.m. The parents of the WA Ice Hockey team will be working the Penguins games, at the Nacho Express cart, located near the West gate and help support our team. PA football boosters meeting The Pittston Area Football Booster Club will meet Monday, April 8, 7:00 p.m. at the Cefalo Center. All parents and or guardians of players going into grades 7-12 grade for the 2013 season are encouraged to attend. For more information of upcoming events or to reach a contact, please go to: pafootballboosterclub.com Reminder: Return candy money to a club officer at the Cefalo Center on Mondays March 18 and 25 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. By popular demand, there will be more candy available to sell. WA softball seeks craft vendors The Wyoming Area Softball Parents Association is seeking vendors for their annual ziti dinner and craftshow to be held Sunday, April 14 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Wyoming Area Secondary Cafeteria. Interested vendors may contact Anne at 778-5430 or by e-mail at goobdoo@verizon.net for more information. Duryea Wildcats Jr Football Duryea Wildcats Jr Football and Cheerleading sign-ups are April 10, April 24, May 8 and May 22 at the field stand on Kramer St in Duryea from 5:30 p.m.to 7:00 p.m. for A (12-14), B (10-11), C (7-9) and D (5-7). Boys and girls must meet the age requirement as of Aug 1, 2013. Please bring: copy of birth certificate, doctors note (ok to participate in football/cheerleading), photo of player, two forms of proof of residency. An early Bird Discount of $10 will be deducted from cash registration fee (does not apply to lottery ticket option) for all registrations received on or before May 22 sign-up. WA Field Hockey bingo WA Field Hockey Parents Association will be conducting a Mother’s Day Bingo on Sunday April 21 from 1 to 4 p.m.. Purchase your ticket from any player or officer. Players’ parent interested in helping out can contact an officer. A bingo planning meeting will be held on March 27 at 7 p.m. in room 164 at the school. The April monthly meeting will be held April 24, 7pm at the school.

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PA closing Thursday for Spring Break District news • Pittston Area will be on Spring break this week. The school Ddstrict will be closed starting Thursday, March 28 until Monday, April 1. School will resume on Tuesday, April 2. High School • ATTENTION JUNIORS/SOPHOMORES: The SAT Reasoning Test will be given at Pittston Area Senior Area High School on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Registration deadline is Friday, April 5, 2013. Interested juniors/sophomores must register online at www.collegeboard.com. The cost is $50. Be sure to mark both of your High School Code 395417 and the test center # 39-590, in Pittston, PA. Only juniors/sophomores who have completed at least an Algebra I, Geometry, and/ or are currently enrolled in an Algebra II, Trig, and/or Pre-Calculus class, should take the May SATs. Juniors only, fee-waivers are available upon request in the guidance Ooffice. Students receiving free or reduced lunch plans are eligible for an SAT fee waiver. Also, paper applications are available in the guidance cffice. For more information, call Mrs. Kayden or Ms. Alaimo at 654-2415, ext. 2112. • PA senior organizes benefit For her National Honor Society project, Pittston Area senior Miranda Warunek will hold a dance benefit for the Care and Concern Pediatric Health Clinic. The clinic, ocated on William Street in Pittston, serves children up to the age of 12 and is run by Dr. Michael and Mrs. Sharon Imbrogna. Warunek, along with her dance team the Emerald Isle Step Dancers, will perform at 1:30 p.m. on April 7 at the Pittston Area High School auditorium. Tickets are $7 and will be available at the door. This same benefit raised over $7,000 for the clinic in

2011 and this year Warunek wants to surpass that total. Since the clinic is remodeling and expanding, every little bit helps. Warunek has been working hard since August, “choreographing routines, organizing the event, and finding donations for the basket raffles.” In order to defray the costs of the event, Warunek has organized several fundraisers, including bagging groceries, selling candy bars and having an event at Sweet Frog’s in Wilkes-Barre. Anyone interested in donating to the benefit can send a check made payable to the Pittston Area National Honor Society with “dance benefit” and in the memo. - Bobby Kelly Middle School • Reading and Math PSSA Assessments The PSSA Reading and Math Assessments will be held from Monday, April 8 through and including Monday, April 15. They will be given to all students in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades. It is of extreme importance that all students attend school on the days of the test unless excused due to serious illness. In addition, students should have a good night’s sleep and a nutritious breakfast on exam days. • PSSA Science Assessments The PSSA Science Assessments will be given to all eighth grade students on April 22 and 23. • Eighth grade panoramic picture The 8eighth grade panoramic picture will be taken on Tuesday, April 30. Don’t forget to wear your school colors, class T-shirts, or make it a dress up day. • Curriculum Night Pittston Area will hold its annual Curriculum Night at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 25 in the high school cafeteria. This night is intended for all students currently in the eighth grade who will move to the ninth grade for the 2013-2014 school year. The purpose of this night is

PA students learn about Dr. Seuss

During the month of February, students in Ms. Lauren Chromey’s class at the Pittston Area Kindergarten Center prepared for Dr. Seuss’ birthday through many fun and educational activities. The students listened to a different Dr. Seuss book every day and then used their math skills by graphing their favorites. They discussed which received the most and least votes. They also completed tw different Kid Writing assignments. One was titled “Oh the Thinks you can Think” – after a popular Dr. Seuss book – where the children were able to use their creativity through drawing and writing. The second was a short description of their favorite Dr. Seuss book and why. The children read a poem dedicated to Dr. Seuss and sang Happy Birthday to him. The entire school celebrated by having green eggs and ham for breakfast as well as a birthday cookie at lunch, which was provided by the school cafeteria. There was also a special appearance by the Grinch. From left, first row, David Weitz, Adrianna Rivera, Travis Frahn, Addison Horensky, Alex Norris, Jada Cox, Blake Rakochy. Second row, Logan Laskowski, Thomas Rosencrans, Alyssa good, Ryan Jones, Madison Schott, Lucas O’Dell, Laniece Decker. Third row, Mrs. Dianne Klush, Landyn Filipowich, Samuel Hankey, Jessica Omens, Shelbi Emlaw, Ms. Lauren Chromey. Absent from photo are Jazmine Hernandez, Alexis Kaslavage, Santina Saraka, Nikklas Pierce, Gianna Bilardi and Karinne Podwika.

to allow current eighth-grade students to become familiar with and select their academic track for the upcoming year. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children in order to gain a clear understanding of the academic choices and to assist in the decision making process. • Builder’s Club The next Builder’s Club meeting will be held after school on Tuesday, March 26. • Middle School Spring Chorus The Spring Chorus Concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26 in the high school auditorium. Intermediate Center • Fifth grade students will

learn about disabilities Frances Granahan, an employee of Step By Step, Inc., and mother of Tyler Granahan, will provide students with an assortment of activities that will help fifth-grade students understand and learn about different types of disabilities. on Wednesdasy, March 27. This educational presentation will help students to become more aware of different types of disabilities. • Chorus rehearsals/concert Intermediate Center Spring chorus rehearsals/ concert are as follows: Monday, March 25 - all rehearsals are 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. at the Middle School. Par-

ents are reminded that transportation must be arranged in advanced and parents are to pick up their child at the front entrance of the Middle School. The Spring Chorus Concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26 in the high school auditorium. • Science Fair/Poster Board Sale Science Fair information has been sent home to any student in grades 3, 4 and 5. All proposals and information must be turned in to and proved by April 12. The Science Fair will take place on May 6 and 7. This fair is voluntary and students must adhere to the guidelines provided. For more inforamtion,

contact Mr. Twardowski at the school. The PTO will sell the poster board that is required for students to complete their science project in the Intermediate School lobby every Wednesday during homeroom for $4. Primary Center • February assembly Mrs. Christina Seifert’s class and Miss Noelle Imbrogno’s/Mrs. Elizabeth Jones’ class performed in the February assembly at the Pittston Area Primary Center. February is National Heart Month. The show focused on the importance of heart health and demonstrated fun ways for the students to stay physically fit.


The Holy Name Society of St. Joseph Marello Parish will hold its annual Palm Sunday Smoker at 6 p.m. today, March 24 in the Mt. Carmel Center, William Street,

Pittston. The society invites all men and young men of the parish and surrounding area to enjoy a night of food, fellowship and fun.

Chairman Jim Murphy announces a limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Serving as toastmaster will be Atty. Joseph

F. Saporito Esq. Principal speaker will be Rev. Brian J.W. Clarke. Italian musical entertainment will be performed by Danny Argo, accompanied by Frankie “G” Galoardi.

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St. Joseph Marello Parish Holy Name Society annual Palm Sunday Smoker set for tonight

St. Joseph Marello Parish Palm Sunday Smoker committee members are, from left, seated, Charlie Sciandra, Joe McCulloch, Fr. Joseph Sibilano O.S.J., Michael English, Jim Ardoline, Jim Murphy, Jonathan Rizzo. Second row, Charlie Valenti, Joe Delonte, Art Savokinas, Jim Nardone, Atty. Girard Mecadon, Rev. Jackson Pinheiro O.S.J., Bernie Babonis, Paul Menichelli and Emory Guffrovich.

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Irish Sing-along at Falls Senior Center Senior Citizens Centers sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming Counties offer hot noon meals Monday through Friday to people 60 years of age or older. Donations from participants are accepted and needed in order to expand this program. The following is the menu for the week of April 22: Monday: Philly Steak Sandwich, Cheese on side, Broccoli Salad, Steak Fries, Whole Wheat Hot Dog Roll, Tropical Fruit, Margarine, Milk and Coffee. Tuesday: Volunteer Recognition Luncheon: Stuffed Pork Loin with Cranberry Stuffing Topped with Sauce, Scalloped Potato, Broccoli Florets & Baby Carrot Mix, Dinner Roll, Cake, Margarine, Milk and Coffee. Wednesday: Baked Fish w/ Paprika, Potatoes Au Gratin, Snap Peas and Carrots, Whole Wheat Dinner Roll, Orange Juice, Tartar Sauce, Ketchup, Rice Pudding, Margarine, Milk and Coffee. Thursday: Italian Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Italian Green Beans, Rye Bread, Apple Crisp, Margarine, Milk and Coffee. Friday: Ground Beef & Mushrooms, Buttered Noodles, Harvard Beets, Chicken Vegetable Soup, Rye Bread, Crackers, Banana, Margarine, Milk and Coffee. Cosmopolitan Seniors The next meeting of the Cosmopolitan Seniors will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 in St. Anthony’s Center in Exeter. Hosts/hostesses are Mary Dirhan, Frank Fountain, Marcella Fountain, Bernie Serbin and Dorohy Serbin. A trip to Mount Airy Casino is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17 with pickups in Exeter and Pittston. Non-members are welcome. Details can be obtained from Johanna at 655-2720. Pittston Senior Center An Easter dinner will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27. Reservations must be made at least one day in advance. Asking donation is $2. A few seats are still available for a day trip to the Hollywood Casino on Wednesday, April 3. Property Tax and Rent Rebate Forms can be obtained at the center. Call the center to make an appointment. The center is inviting new members to join. Asking donation is $5. The center offers various exercise classes, educational as well as recreational programs, socialization, internet, computer access, cards,

The members of the Falls Senior Center sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne/Wyoming Counties, recently enjoyed an Irish sing along with Ron Jackson on the guitar. From left, first row, are Stanley Kaiser, Jeanette Martin, Jack Borzell, Donna Borzell, Ron Jackson, Marita Zim and Marie Mantione.Second row, Connie Wilbur, Atsuko McHale, Donna Holeman, Elizabeth Rutkowski, Twila Watkins and Art Haefner.Third row,Gayle Bodin, Marilyn Fitzgerald, Mary Lou Bugelhol, Norma Talbot, Jeanette Line, Darlene Headley, Tom Rogers and John Headley.

shuffleboard, nutritional meal programs, bingo and much more. New members will receive a gift for joining as well as a complimentary dinner voucher. A few openings remain for a program entitled Dining with Diabetes. The program is offered through Penn State Cooperative Extension. Four classes will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on April 11 and 18 and May 2 and 16. Each class will offer food demonstrations and tastings, physical activity, ideas to take home and discussions regarding to help manage Diabetes. Medicare recipients receive free registration. Pre-registration is necessary. The Center will be closed on Friday and there will be no league bowling at Elko’s on March 29 for Good Friday. For more information, call Connie Andrews at 655-5561. Falls Senior Center Activities for seniors age 55 and older. March 25 - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wii competition with Tunkhannock SC at Tunkhannock March 25 - 1 p.m. Crocheting Club meets (this is for all levels) we continue to make slipper socks and lap blankets.Our goal is 35 of each for our Christmas homebound poject which is sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging. March 27 - Easter luncheon. The Center is closed on March 28 for Good Friday.

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March 19, 2013 Constance A. Burlone, 89, formerly of Bennett Street, Exeter, passed away on March 19, 2013, at the Legacy at Preston Hollow Nursing Home, Dallas, Texas. Born in Canonsburg, she was a daughter of the late Donato and Claudine Simmonetti Dicio. Constance was a graduate of Canonsburg High School, and was a homemaker for the majority of her life. She had lived in Exeter for more than 50 years, before she and her husband moved to Dallas, Texas, seven years ago, but always considered Exeter their home.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Frank, Mario and Joseph Dicio; sisters, Ida Burlone, Elvira Branciforte and Eleanor Saniga. Surviving are her husband, Dominick A. Burlone, with whom she shared 68 years of marriage; children, Nicholas and his wife, Pat, Danville; Dominick Jr. and his wife, Joyce, Rio Rancho, N.M.;, Claudette and her husband, Bob Baurys, Dallas, Texas; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister, Claudia and

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her husband, Wilbur Holt, Canonsburg. Relatives and friends are invited to visitation on Monday from 9 until 10:30 a.m. at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi Parish at Immaculate Conception Church, Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston, with the Rev. John Sempa, pastor, as celebrant. Entombment will be in Mount Olivet Mausoleum, Carverton. To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, visit www.gubbiottifh.com.

Joseph Angelo Cosentino March 16, 2013 Joseph Angelo Cosentino, 94, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away at 12:35 p.m., March 16, 2013, in Bedford, Ind. Born Nov. 11, 1918, in Pittston, he was a son of Vincenzo “James” and Carolina (Cassaro) Cosentino. He married Florence Gloria Mecadon on Aug. 30, 1947, and she preceded him in death on April 8, 1993. He was the loving father of Angela Cosentino, Mitchell, Ind. Joseph “Cazy” served in World War II as a petty officer 2nd class electrician’s mate in the Pacific Theater. He retired from the Department of the Navy as a civil engineer after 35 years of federal service. He was a graduate of Pittston High School,

attended Manhattan College, New York City, and was a graduate of Drexel Institute of Technology, Philadelphia, with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. He held a professional engineering license, was a member of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Florida, and was a lifetime member of the VFW. Joseph is survived by his immediate family daughter, Angela Cosentino, Mitchell, Ind.; adopted daughter, Phillis Green; friend, Bonnie Green; three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Norma Cassio, South Plainfield, N.J., Mrs. Rita Mecadon, Pittston, Mrs. Katherine Mecadon, Pittston; 15 nieces and nephews and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his

parents; wife of 46 years, Florence; and a sister. Funeral services will be Monday at 9 a.m. from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Marello Parish, William Street, Pittston. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Operation Homefront of PA & DE, P.O. Box 2102, Doylestown, PA 18901; www.operationhomefront. net/pade. Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.

Wilbur Cox March 16, 2013 Wilbur Cox, 74, of Pittston, died Saturday, March 16, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at noon at St. Mary of the Assumption Church,

Prince of Peace Parish, Old Forge, to be celebrated by the Rev. Maj. Louis T. Kaminski, pastor. Interment will follow at the Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton. Arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral

Home, Inc., 517 N. Main Street, Old Forge. Visit www.kearneyfuneralhome.com for directions or to leave an online condolence.

Margaret T. Yurish, 98, of Wyoming, passed away Friday at Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit of Geisinger South WilkesBarre.

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March 17, 2013 Ronald L. Scovell, 68, of Nahant, Mass.; Plains Township and Rodanthe, Allan Scovell, N.C., passed away Sunday, Hazleton; sisMarch 17, 2013, in Outer Banks ter, Ruthe Ann Hospital, Nags Head, N.C. Swisher, MilHe and his wife, Priscilla Caton, Fla.; several labro Scovell, celebrated their nieces and neph40th wedding anniversary on ews. June 24, 2012. The funeral was held on Born in Kingston, he was a Friday at 10 a.m. in the Baloga son of the late Elmer and Mary Funeral Home Inc, 1201 Main Higgs Scovell. He was a gradu- St., Pittston (Port Griffith), with ate of Wyoming Seminary. Ron- the Rev. Carol Folk, pastor of ald was a veteran of the U.S. Loyalville United Methodist Coast Guard, having served dur- Church, Lake Township, ofing the Vietnam War. ficiating. Interment will be in He was of the Protestant faith. Maple Grove Cemetery, Lake Prior to retirement, he was em- Township. Relatives and friends ployed for more than 30 years may paid their respects Thursby Procter & Gamble Co., Me- day from 5 to 8 p.m. at the fuhoopany. neral home. He was a former coach and In lieu of flowers, memorial vice president of the Plains contributions may be made to Teener Baseball League. He was the American Cancer Society, a member of the Cape Hatteras 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, Anglers Club, the American Le- PA 18517. To leave an online gion Post 558, Plains Township, condolence, please visit www. and the Coast Guard Associa- balogafuneralhome.com. tion. Ronald was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, greatgrandfather and brother. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his two sons, Gifford Nolan, Hanover Townshp; Michael Nolan, Torrance, Calif.; Choose from daughter, Marissa Nolan Post, Philadelphia; eight grandchil- 4 DIFFERENT dren; one great-granddaughter; SCHOOLS! $ three brothers, Paul Scovell, Two Day................ Delmar, Del.; John Scovell, $

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John T. Freas March 22, 2013 John T. Freas, 68, of Duryea, peacefully passed away Friday, March 22, at his home surrounded by his loving family. His loving wife of 19 years, Diane (Matt) Freas, cared for him throughout his courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Taylor March 7, 1945, and was the youngest son of the late Samuel and Ann (Giger) Freas. After graduating from Moosic High School, he enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy until 1966. He then entered the workforce at American Can, Scranton, then worked at Techneglas in Pittston for 27 years in quality control. Following his retirement, he was employed by Weis Markets, Duryea. John was a member of Nativity Of Our Lord Parish, Duryea, the Duryea American Legion Post 585, The VFW Post 1227, Duryea, and a social member of the West Side Social Club, Avoca. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, crossword puzzles and most of all cooking and canning from his large vegetable garden. He always was willing to lend a helping hand with a smile on his face and a kind word to say. John enjoyed spending time with his family and friends; he was loved by all who

knew him and he will be sadly missed. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph and Samuel Freas Jr.; and his motherin-law, Mary Matt. Besides his wife Diane, John is survived by his daughters, Alicia Adams and Tara McCann, Suscon; Maria Vitelli, Duryea; grandchildren, Kaylee Roberts, Madyson Villegas, Falin McCann and Jeffrey Adams. Also surviving are his sisters, Mary Ann Bieryla, of Greenwood, and Betty Orlando, Pittston; several nieces, nephews, great-nephews and the family cat, Jackson. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Duryea, with the Rev. Andrew Sinnott officiating. Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. John’s family thanks Dr. James Kosik and staff, Dr. Kishori and staff, and the nurses and staff of Hospice of The Sacred Heart for the care that John received. Online condolences may be made at www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com.

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March 22, 2013 Bertha R. Bianco, 94, of West Pittston, passed away Friday morning, March 22, 2013, at the United Methodist Homes Wesley Village Campus in Jenkins Township. Born in Exeter, daughter of the late Allen Pepe and Rosaria Iantosca, she attended and graduated from the Exeter High School. Bertha was employed as a seamstress at Lee Manufacturing, Pittston. Bertha was a member of St. Barbara’s Parish, Exeter. Bertha was a member of the church choir and also the choir at St.

Cecilia’s Church in Exeter. She also was a member of the ILGWU. Bertha was proceeded in death by her husband, Joseph Bianco; brothers, Guy Pepe, Patrick Pepe; and sister, Carmella Dellarte. Bertha is survived by her son, Isadore and his wife, Terry, Middle River, Md.; sisters, Helen Acierno and Eleanor Schillaci, both of Exeter; niece, Patty Schillaci, Exeter;

three grandchildren, Tracy Logue, Terry Ann Leon and Joseph D. Bianco; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. at St. Barbara’s Parish, Memorial Street, Exeter. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 3 until 7 p.m. The family thanks Dr. Gerald Gibbons and the staff at Wesley Village for their compassionate care and concern.

Loretta Musto Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Loretta Musto, of Pittston passed away at home on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, two weeks before her 103rd birthday. She was married to the late Dominic Musto. Born in Pittston on April 2, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Louise Mancera DeMartino. She attended Pittston schools and was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Pittston; now St. Joseph Marello Parish. She worked in the silk mills as a young girl and then later, she and her husband owned and operated

Loretta’s Pizza on Searle Street in Pittston. She was preceded in death by an infant twin brother, sisters Albina (Bena) DeGilio; Edith Marsetell; Elizabeth Lomabardo and Mary DeMarinto; brothers, Michael, Nicholas and Fred DeMartino. Surviving is her niece Donna DeLeo with whom she resided and who was her caregiver. Also surviving are nieces, Carol (Lombardo) Pace; Rosemary Pello; Angela Pello; Henrietta Siani; nephews, Joseph and Frank Lombardo; Joseph, Frank and John DeLeo; numerous other

nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 9am from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston. Interment, will be at the convenience of the family in St. Rocco’s Cemetery, Pittston Township. Friends may call Tuesday morning from 8am until 9am at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.

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Bernard F. Williamson

March 7, 2013

March 16, 2013

David R. Bright, 63, of Glen Burnie, Md., passed away on March 7, 2013, at his home. He was born in Oakland, Calif., and served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam Era. He earned his master’s degree in electrical engineering from Loyola College and a bachelor of science from the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to his retirement in December of 2012, he worked at Baker & Hostetler. David faithfully donated blood to the American Red Cross. He enjoyed tinkering with all things electronic and mechanical and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Linda Lea Overman, who passed away on Nov. 25, 2008. He is survived by his son Joshua Bright and his wife, Kathleen; son Ethan Bright and his wife, Debo-

rah; daughter, Sarah Armstrong, and her husband, Erwin III; son Paul Bright; stepdaughter, Donna Stoltz; stepdaughter, Christa Horan; grandchildren, Grayson Stoltz, Erwin Armstrong IV and Alton Armstrong; and brother, Thomas Bright. Services for David were Monday, March 18 in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Duryea. Local arrangements were by the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., Duryea. Memorial donations may be made in David’s name to the American Red Cross, 4800 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215, or at www.redcross.org. To leave the family an online condolence or for further information, please visit the funeral home’s website at www.piontekfuneralhome.com.

Bernard F. Williamson, 66, of Wyoming, passed away Saturday morning, March 16, 2013 in the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, surrounded by his loving wife and two sons. Born March 25, 1946, he was the son of the late Donald P. and Bertha Roberts Williamson, formerly of Wilkes-Barre. Mr. Williamson was an alumnus of St. Mary’s School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, in which he served six years. Prior to retiring in 2004, he was employed by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for 35 years and was the manager at the Dallas liquor store. He was a member of St. Monica’s Parish, West Wyoming. Bernie lived the last year of his life with great strength and courage;

every extra minute was a blessing to him and his wife and sons. He was a good husband and father and will be greatly missed by his family. He enjoyed watching all types of sports, especially when his sons were playing. After retiring he looked forward to meeting his former coworkers and friends every Tuesday for breakfast. Surviving are his wife of 38 years, the former Patricia M. Oleski; two sons, Keith Williamson and his fiancée, Heather, Larksville, and Dean Williamson and his fiancée, Suzi, and her son, Gage, Trucksville; brother, Donald; sister-in-law

and brother-in-law, Norene and Bob Kubasko, Wyoming; nephews, Robert Kubasko and his wife, Margie, Arizona; John and his wife, Wendy, Arizona; a niece and nephews; great-niece and great-nephews; also his canine friends, Blizzard and especially “Kirby Bear,” who brightened his days when he returned home from dialysis. A Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday in St. Joseph’s Church of St. Monica’s Parish, Wyoming. Father Leo McKernan, pastor, celebrated the Mass and Father Walter F. Skiba was the co-celebrant. Interment was at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 4383, Bethlehem, PA 18018.

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Frank Lukowich March 18, 2013 Frank Lukowich, 64, of Wilkes-Barre, died Monday, March 18, 2013 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born Oct. 1, 1948 in Ashley, he was a son of the late Albert and Elizabeth Lukowich. Frank was a graduate of Ashley High School. Before retiring, Frank was the assistant director of central services at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He will be greatly missed by his children, Jamie

Lukowich, West Wyoming; Keith Lukowich, Wilkes-Barre; a brother, Albert Lukowich, Wilkes-Barre; other family and friends. A celebration of Frank’s was Thursday from at McLaughlin’s Funeral Service, Wilkes-Barre. Permanent messages and memories can be shared with Frank’s family at www.celebratehislife. com.

Elliot Riccetti March 17,2013 Elliot Riccetti, 72, formerly of Pittston Township, died Sunday morning in the Hospice Unit, Regional Hospital of Scranton. Born in the Browntown section of Pittston Township, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Augustine) Riccetti and was educated in Pittston Township schools. Elliot was a coal miner, working in the area mines. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Edmund J. Riccetti, and

his sister, Eleanor Biscontini. Surviving are his sister-in-law, Jean Riccetti, Plains; niece, Debra Dominick, Harveys Lake; nephews, John Biscontini, Pittston, and Mark Riccetti, Plains; great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services were Wednesday at the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains. Interment was in the Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming. Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.

Lawrence A. Corridoni, Sr., 78, of the Cork Lane Section of Pittston Township, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at home with his loving wife and family by his side. Born in Pittston on November 15, 1934, he was the son of the late Lawrence A. Corridoni and Angeline Pisano Corridoni. He was a graduate of Pittston Township High School, Class of 1951. Lawrence served two years overseas in Germany with the United States Army between 1957 and 1959; then worked in the flourishing garment industry as a floor supervisor. Lawrence worked extremely hard all his life in order to provide the best things for his family. He enjoyed supervising his sons’ many house projects, watching TV sports like the Phillies and

Steelers, and visiting the casino when possible. He was a member of Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, Pittston. He was an avid bowler and poker player with the Pittston locals, but most of all, Lawrence enjoyed spending time with his large family. In recent years his health became a challenge, but Lawrence’s strength and courage persevered and he was able to make it through very tough times. In addition to his parents, Lawrence was preceded in death by a brother, Oliver Corridoni; sisters, Lucy Orkwis and Marie Prokop. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rita Sauter Corridoni;

children, Lawrence Jr. and Eve of Pittston Township; Joseph Sr. and Nicole of Exeter; Matthew of Rochester, NY; Christopher and Cara of West Chester; grandchildren, Joseph Jr.; Meghan; Lawrence III; Angelina; and Max; several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, Pittston. Interment, St. Mary’s Assumption Cemetery, Hughestown. Memorial donations may be made to Celtic Healthcare/Hospice of Northeast PA in Kingston or to Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, Pittston. Arrangements are entrusted to the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston. On-line condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com

Frank Lukowich March 18, 2013 Frank Lukowich, 64, of WilkesBarre, died Monday, March 18, 2013 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born Oct. 1, 1948 in Ashley, he was a son of the late Albert and Elizabeth Lukowich. Frank was a graduate of Ashley High School.

Before retiring, Frank was the assistant director of central services at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He will be greatly missed by his children, Jamie Lukowich, West Wyoming; Keith Lukowich, Wilkes-Barre; a brother, Albert Lukowich, Wilkes-Barre; other

family and friends. A celebration of Frank’s life was Thursday from at McLaughlin’s Funeral Service, WilkesBarre. Permanent messages and memories can be shared with Frank’s family at www.celebratehislife.com.


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Rosemary Chaump

March 20, 2013

March 17, 2013

Kathryn (Witkowski) Paddock, 95, of Avoca, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Mountain View Care Center, Scranton, where she was a guest for a short time. Born in Avoca on Jan. 18, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Antonia Witkowski. Kathryn started her career in Curtis Bay, Md, working in the ship yards to help with the war effort. She then worked at Hillcrest Corp. and Avoca Fabrics. Kathryn was a longtime member of Queen of the Apostle’s Church, Avoca, formerly Ss. Peter & Paul. She proudly served as a past president for the Altar and Rosary Society. She had a passion for baking

and enjoyed making pierogies for the church and her family. Kathryn also took pleasure in quilting. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Edward Paddock Sr.; son, Gerald Paddock; sisters, Nettie Kopeck, Helen Yelinek, Mary Sledgeski; brothers Michael and John Witkowski. Left to honor her memory are sons, Thomas Paddock, Avoca; Edward Paddock Jr. and wife Mary Lou, Michigan, and James Paddock and wife Diana, Old Forge; grandchildren, Kristina Paddock, New Jersey; Edward Paddock III, Illinois; Michael Paddock, Old Forge,

and Evan Paddock, Illinois; brother, Joseph and wife Edna Wojtkowicz, Maryland, and several nieces and nephews. Kathryn will always be in her family’s hearts and never forgotten as all the years were wonderful ones of much love. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from Queen of the Apostles Church, Avoca. Interment followed at Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Moosic. A private viewing for family only was held Friday from Kniffen O’Malley Funeral Home Inc., 728 Main St., Avoca. Online Condolences at www. BestLifeTributes.com.

Lillian E. Marselles March 17, 2013 Lillian E. Marselles, of Hanover Green, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at home. Born in Nanticoke on May 4, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Lille Oliver Scholl. She married the love of her life, Eugene Marselles, on Oct. 22, 1949 and celebrated 63 years of marriage. Lillian was employed over the years at Hess & Goldsmith and Eberhard Faber, but her main and most important career was that of a devoted wife, mother, grandma and greatgrandma. Lillian was a lifelong member of the First English Baptist Church, Nanticoke, where she served as a deaconess for many years. She attended school in Nanticoke. She was an excellent baker and her pineapple squares were out of this world!

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene, on Feb. 7, 2013; infant son, Daniel; brothers, Charles, Harry, Albert and Thomas; sisters Elizabeth Gwiazdowski, Edith Brunn, Mabel Savakinas and Catherine Ponko; brothers-in-law, sisters-inlaw, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Surviving are sons, Richard and his wife, Rose Marie, Laflin; Eugene and his wife, Jeannie, Jenkins Township; David and his wife, Susan, Whitehall; grandchildren, Maryann, Laflin; Victoria Rolinc and her husband, John, Bloomsburg; April Bunje and her husband, Brian, Pocono Summit; David and Jessica, Whitehall; great-grandchil-

dren, Liam, Abigale and Connor Bunje; sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Leo Sawicki, Hunlock Creek; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Wednesday at 10 from Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke, with the Rev. Ken Turley officiating. Entombment was at Oaklawn Cemetery, Hanover Township. The family thanks Donna, Chris and the staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the compassionate and loving care they provided to Lillian, as well as caregivers Dali, Kathy and Roxanne. Memorial donations can be made to Care & Concern Ministries, St. John the Evangelist Parish Community, 35 William St., Pittston, PA 18640 or Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, WilkesBarre, PA 18702.

Rosemary Chaump, 64, formerly of Hughestown, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013 in Pittston Manor. Born in Pittston on Nov. 11, 1948, she was the daughter of the late John and Yolanda Santini Chaump. She was a graduate of Northeast High School and beauty school. In her younger years, she was employed as a beautician. She is survived by aunts, uncles

and cousins. A Blessing Service was Wednesdy in the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston. Interment was in West Pittston Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.

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Beatrice Ryneski March 15, 2013 Beatrice Ryneski, 75, of Kingston, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 15, 2013, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital following a brief illness. Her loving family was by her side. She was born in Pringle, daughter of the late Stanley and Bella Kovaleski Sydlo. She was a graduate of Edwardsville High School, attended Wilkes-Barre Business College and retired from Wyoming Valley West School District. Bea was also a lifelong member of St. Hedwig’s Church until its closing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Lorraine Sabatini, Wethersfield, Conn. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Edward Ryneski, Kingston; children, Elaine Kraynak (Wayne Brandt), Plymouth; Edward Ryneski Jr., Kingston; Maureen Ryneski (Tara Bending), White Haven; Beth Miller and her husband, Larry,

Jenkins Township; John Ryneski and his wife Carol, Wasilla, Alaska; and Brian Ryneski, Kingston; sister, Beverly Brown and her husband, Bud, Forty Fort. She was the proud grandmother of 14 grandchildren: Ryan, Marissa, Rebecca, Kayla, Matthew, Kelsey, Morgan, Haleigh, Hunter, Madison, Blake, Jacek, Bailey and Karlee. Special thanks to the nurses and staff at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for their excellent care, support and compassion. The Funeral was Tuesday from the Kopicki Funeral Home, Zerby Avenue, Kingston, with Mass of Christian Burial at in St. Ignatius Church. Interment was in the St. Hedwig’s Cemetery, Larksville. Memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life (South Valley).

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Christopher E. Hughes March 17, 2013 Fanny Cook; uncle, Thomas Cook Jr.; and great-grandmother, Lucey Hilson. The love of his life was his daugh-

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ter, Haylee. He also enjoyed riding his quads. Surviving besides his parents, are his daughter, Haylee Dunn, Inkerman; sister, Nicole Hughes, WilkesBarre; brothers, William Hughes Jr., Dupont; Ronald Hughes, Exeter;

Joshua Hughes, Pittston; four nieces; one nephew; paternal grandparents, Roxanne Aston, Pittston; William Hughes and his wife, Ila, New Bern, N.C.; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service was Friday in the Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with the Rev. Jeffrey Klansek of the First Baptist Church of Wyoming officiating. Interment was in the Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville.

Mary Jo Hanrahan, Coal Township; three grandchildren, Joseph, Desiree and Emilee. She also has brothers and sisters, Shirley Fillman, Wyoming; Clayton Carl, Shamokin; Nancy Persing, Shamokin; Patsy Persing, Shamokin; Gloria Whitmer, Sunbury, and Mr. Terry Carl, Shamokin. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Joanne Carl and brother Paul Carl. Funeral service was Friday in the Farrow Funeral Home, Shamokin, with the Rev. David Butler presiding.

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Christopher E. Hughes, 23, of Pittston, passed away Sunday in Moosic. Born in Kingston, he was a son of William Hughes, Pittston, and Cathy Cook, Exeter. He was educated in the Pittston Area School District and WilkesBarre Area Career and Technical Center. Chris was employed at P&G, Mehoopany, as a forklift operator. Preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents, Thomas and

Arlene Elizabeth Hanrahan, 73, of Thomas Street, Coal Township, passed away 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 18, at the Mt. Carmel Nursing Center, Mt. Carmel. She was born March 26, 1939, in Rebuck, Pa., a daughter of Clayton and Edna (Gotshall) Carl. As a young woman, she attended Shikellamy schools. Arlene was a housekeeping worker for the Wilkes-Barre General hospital for 25 years until her retirement. She is survived by a son and daughter, Joseph Hanrahan, Trevorton Road, Coal Township, and


William A. Faux

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wick Area Community Chorus and the “Golden Voices” of the Cosmopolitan Club. While the children were in school, she served as president of the PTA of Pittston High School and president of the Band Association. She was a member of the former St. Casimir’s Church, now St. John the Evangelist, Pittston. She was a member of St. John’s Altar and Rosary Society, Kingston Senior Center and the Cosmopolitan Seniors. She volunteered her time to church activities. She enjoyed creating and designing the palm bouquets that were carried in processional for Palm Sunday in St. Casimir’s Church. She also enjoyed the art classes in the Kingston Senior Center and participated in several art exhibitions. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bronis, on April 29, 1989, after 49 years of marriage. Also preceding her in death were brothers, Joseph and John, and sister Elsie. Surviving are her sister Anne

Adams, Nipomo, Calif; sons, Ronald and wife Mary Claire, Yatesville; Francis and wife Anita, Maumee, Ohio; Lt. Col. Bronis and wife Col. Susan, Albuquerque, N.M.; daughters, Joan Voveris, Berwick; Paulyna Nutaits and husband Raymond, Lake Mary, Fla.; Angela Walsh and husband Richard, Indian Harbour Beach, Fla.; Roberta Hughes, Plains; grandchildren, Richard, Bradley and Martin Walsh; David Nutaitis; Christopher Voveris; Sarah and Ryan Pontsler; Anthony Voveris; Jessica and Michael Voveris, and Emily Hughes; great-grandchildren, Michael, Isabelle and Jack Walsh; Richard, Molly and William Walsh; Rebekah Nutaitis; and one step great-grandchild, Gavin Nutaitis. Funeral services were Saturday at 10 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Interment was in St. Casimir’s Cemetery, Pittston. Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Evangelist Parish Community or to your favorite charity. Arrangements were by Kizis-Lokuta Funeral Home, 134 Church St., Pittston.

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William A. Faux, 80, of Tunkhannock, passed away peacefully at Lakeside Nursing Facility, Harveys Lake, surrounded by his family on March 19, 2013. He was born in Vernon, Pa. on Oct. 28, 1932. He was the son of the late Joseph and Cloe Evans Faux. He was preceded in death by his brothers Robert and Wilmer, of Vernon. Bill graduated from Tunkhannock High School in 1950 and was a veteran of the Air Force, serving in Germany during the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1956. He worked at Bendix and the Pennsylvania Liquor Store. Upon retiring he was the owner and operator of Faux’s Inn, Harveys Lake. He loved the outdoors and making memories with his children and grandchildren. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Sandra Montross Faux; son, William D. Faux and wife Christine; daughters, Lori A. Faux Bennett and husband David, both of Tunkhannock; Cody and Joyelle, both at home; grandchildren, LeAnn Newell, Tinna and husband Brett of Falls; Amanda Faux Armanini and husband Frank; Cloe and Tommy Newell; Erik, Kiara, Tanisha, Jasmine, Eligh and

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Gretchen Bennett, all of Tunkhannock; great-granddaughter, Kynzi Renee Newell. Also surviving are brothers Joseph Faux, Lemon, and Art, Vernon, and David Faux of Arizona; sisters, Ethel Kidd and Donna Robinson, both of Tunkhannock; several stepgrandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, as well as many foster children and foster grandchildren he grew to love and spend time with over many years. A memorial was at the Eatonville United Methodist Church with military honors on Saturday March 23, 2013 at 3 p.m. with Pastor Betty Reilly officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eatonville United Methodist Church Church Road, Tunkhannock, PA 18657 or the Wyoming County Special Needs Association, 636 29N Tunkhannock, PA 18657. For online condolences please visit www.aplitwinfuneralhomes. com.

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Frances M. Voveris, 93, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday morning, March 19, 2013 at WilkesBarre General Hospital. Born Aug. 14, 1919, in Paterson, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Alice Boyd Baltuska. Frances graduated from Eastside High School in Paterson, N.J., and attended a culinary art school given by the Works Progress Administration. Upon graduation, she was employed by Garfinkle Ritter-Equitable Life Assurance Society in New York City as a clerk typist. She was a former employee of Fowler, Dick and Walker, Wilkes-Barre. She also served as an administrative assistant for Columbia-Montour Home Health Services. She enjoyed singing, and this is where she met her husband, Bronis, who was a choral director and organist of St. Casimir’s in Paterson, N.J. Later they moved to Pittston, where she spent most of her life devoting her time to her seven children. She spent her spare time singing in church choirs, St. Casimir’s, St. Nicholas and St. Cecilia. In addition, she was a member of the former Ber-

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Albert Silas Swire March 20, 2013 joyed hunting and fishing. His wife, the former Susan Knorr, died in 2003. He also was preceded in death by brothers, Fred, Clarence, Jack and Coral; sisters, Jenny Guildner, Martha Steinruck and Emily Lord. Surviving are his children, Carol Nichols-Sgarlet, Harveys Lake; Marie Marth, Kingston; Albert T. Swire and his fiancee, Denise Norton, Mt. Bethel; Susan Gilroy and her fiance, Richard Welch, West Wyoming; Ralph Swire and his

wife, Jean, Lehman; Fred Swire and his partner, Ann Robbins, Lehman; Joan Brucher, Nanticoke; a brother, Clarence Swire, Norristown; sisters, Elva Hoffman, Forty Fort; Evangiline Kijek, Luzerne; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter. Funeral will be held Sunday at 8:30 p.m. from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with Rev. L.D. Reed of the Emmanuel Assembly of God Church, Harveys Lake, officiating. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. prior to the service on Sunday.

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The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are sent to Hospice Community Care, 601 Wyoming Ave., Kings-

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James Quinnin, left, and his grandfather Roger Beatty look over part of Quinnin’s S-scale train layout in Beatty’s basement.

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“All aboard American Flyers trains to Chicago, Illinois and all points west. Boarrrrd.” Visitors to Roger Beatty’s house in Exeter are likely to do a double take when they hear that announcement coming from his basement. If the amplification distorts the voice just enough to make the bulletin sound like it’s coming from a 1950s train station — that’s perfect — because it is. The model station, with miniature turntable inside, is part of the backdrop on the 140-squarefoot model railroad world in Beatty’s basement. Though Beatty’s model railroad hobby predates even his talking train station, the latest set up isn’t his creation. It was designed and built by his 17-year-old grandson Jim Quinnin, who put his grandfather’s model railroading hobby back on track in more ways than one. “I pretty much grew up in this house and I’ve been with trains my whole life,” Quinnin said. Quinnin is the son of Beatty’s daughter, Berdena. They live in West Pittston. Berdina said her son got started with Thomas the Tank, a toy train spun off from children’s books and a TV series.

A light tower illuminates the train layout.

Quinnin said from the time he can remember he watched, listened, helped and learned from his grandfather as he built his layouts each year, but it was always understood the layout was his grandfather’s. “Then he said he was too old,” Quinnin said, “and didn’t do it for maybe three years and then I decided I wanted to do it.” Beatty, 70, gave him the go ahead. “He was always interested. James wants to know every-

thing,” Beatty said. A junior at Wyoming Area High School, Quinnin started with an empty floor during Christmas break from school. He estimates he put in 70 hours of work before he declared his railroad open for business last month. He put up trestles and bridges, raised one platform to create a tunnel and laid track. He placed switches, lights and a farm siding where cattle and milk cans

are loaded and unloaded. He set up a coal loader and water tanks and 29 buildings to create a city, small town, rail yard, motel and trailer park and underlaid 200 wires to power it all. The railroad can run five trains at once. If model railroading is an unusual hobby for a 17-year-old in the digital age, Quinnin can’t explain why he likes it, he just does. “I don’t know, really. I guess it’s because I grew up with it.” Beatty said his grandson’s love for the hobby is evident in the result. “He made it bigger and better. He out-performed me.” Quite a performance, considering Beatty has 60 years of model railroading experience. Growing up, Beatty lived in Wyoming with his grandfather, Emery Supey and his Uncle Tom Supey, a mine foreman. “My Uncle Tom got us started on American Flyer,” Beatty said referring to himself and his cousin Tom Supey Jr. who is also a model railroader, and like his father, a miner. Supey is the superintendent of the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour and Beatty is the See ABOARD, Page 3B

In last week’s Peeking into the past, I asked if anyone could tell me if the prospect of reviving the Avoca sandlot baseball league in 1968 would bring Mr. Baseball, Anthony “Daddy” Gilrain, out of retirement from his beloved sport. Gilrain’s daughter, Mrs. Nora Gilrain Orlosk, of Dupont, called to let me know that her father did not come out of retirement to manage the league and she believed the league never formed. Gilrain, who worked for the Lehigh Railroad, passed away in 1972 at the age of 57. 1957 – 56 years ago Members of The Pittston Kiwanis Club hosted their 16th annual Vocational Guidance Conference for regional high school students. Approximatley 1200 students attended the event at West Pittston High School. Programs such as airline stewardess, telephone and telegraph operator were of interest to the girls. Career programs for morticians, verterinarians and lawyers were of interest to both girls and boys. Marc L. Ruck, Lt. Governor, Kiwanis District 15, Andrew Lewis, superintendent of West Pittston School, Kiwanis Club members Robert Morgan, Atlee Schoner, Steryl Serfoss, Edmund Garrahan, William Norris, Nelson Stockton, Carmen Falcone, Edward Spohrer, Harry Schmaltz, Harold Traher, Philip Harris were the gentlemen responsble for the success of the clinic. St. John’s High School baseball team prepared for their diamond season. Ready to take the field were three holdovers from the previous Johnnies’ season, Mike Buckley, outfielder; Ned O’Malley, pitcher-outfielder; and Joe Snopkowski, infielder. Other candidates included Frank Rader, first base; Joe Santo, George Loyack and John Mathewson, infielders; Faust Valenti, Andy Zalewski, Tom Jordan, Francis Gubitose and Charlie Galinas, outfielders; and Charlie Parente and Charles Adonizio, catchers. 1967 – 46 years ago Sixteen students from St. John the Evangelist High School participated in the Junior Academy of Science competition. Winners Ronald Waxmonsky, Joan Hoffman and Lisa Pupa were then eligible to represent Northeast Pennsylvania in the state contest. Others who received honors were Margaret Heffers, Angela Meehan, Anne Gavigan, Mary Theresa Gavigan, Anthony Markowski, Ellen Diana, Judith Gull, Mary Mullarkey, Marianne Spohrer, Mary Ann Ruda, Gerald Paddock Justin Gustainis, Larry Ofcharsky, Frederick O’Brien, Rosaria Aquilina, Colleen McNevin and Linda Renzi. State delegates from 14 high school science clubs met in Reading on March 31, 1934 to approve a constitution for the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science. Over the years, the number of participating schools has gone from the original 14 to over 500. This year’s regional competition was held at King’s College on March 2 with 750 students representing seven Northeastern Pennsylvania counties. Army First Lieutenant Michael Winslow, of Pittston, received the Bronze Star Medal for outstanding meritorious service in combat operations against hostile forces in Vietnam. Winslow entered the Army in February 1964 and served as a project officer with the Research and Analysis Division Gunnery Department of the U.S. Army Artillery and Missile School. 1977 – 36 years ago Karen Ann Kizis, granddaughter of Mr. And Mrs. Peter Kizis, of Pittston, was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force Nurse Corp. The original Air Force Nurse Corps emerged from the Army Nurse Corp when 1,199 nurses were brought over to the Air Force branch. Major achievements were See PEEKING, Page 2B


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Martha Groner celebrates 100th birthday Wyoming Manor Personal Care Center, Wyoming was the setting for Martha Groner’s 100th birthday celebration on Feb. 22. Family and residents enjoyed food, festivities and musical entertainment provided by George Rittenhouse. Groner is shown here, seated. From left, second row, George Rittenhouse, daughter Nancy Casagrande and granddaughter Amy Casagrande.

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Leah Nicole Lampman, daughter of April Roxby and Thomas Lampman, of Duryea, celebrated her first birthday on March 21. Maternal grandparents are Doreen Wertz and Frank Roxby, of Moosic. Paternal grandparents are Mary Ellen and Joseph Lampman, of Avoca. Paternal great-grandmother is Jean Reedy. A celebration was held at the Moosic Youth Center.

CJ Vaccaro, son of Charlie and Marissa Vaccaro, of Dupont celebrated his second birthday on March 23. He is the grandson of Eddie and Marya Halat, of Dupont and Ronnie and Alice Vaccaro, of Pittston. He is the great-grandson of James and Marion Dillon, of Port Griffith and Josephine Halat, of Pittston. CJ enjoyed celebrating his birthday with his sister, Emma Grace, 3 months old.

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Kenny Francis, son of Ken and Mary Francis, of Moosic, celebrated his 11th birthday on March 19. His grandparents are Rosalie Murtha, of Exeter, the late James and Betty Murtha and Ken and Ann Francis, of Avoca. Kenny attends Holy Rosary School, Duryea and has a brother, Andrew, 9.

Maddie Mullin, daugter of Tom and Cheryl Mullin, of Bolton, CT celebrated her second birthday on Friday, March 22. She is the granddaughter of Charles and Peggy Shugdinis, of West Pittston, and the late Thomas and Ellen Mullin, of Ireland. Maddie celebrated her birthday by having a party with family and friends.

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Gianna Martinelli, daughter of AJ and Kristen Martinelli, of Dupont, celebrated her fourth birthday on March 7. She is the granddaughter of Anthony and Patty Martinelli, of Duryea; Simon Daywood, of WilkesBarre; Harry Miller, of Plains; and the late Aileen Miller.

Connor Joseph Pribula, son of PJ and Lisa Pribula, celebrated his fourth birthday on March 20. He is the grandson of Frank and Josie Dominick, of Pittston Twp. and the late Joseph and Jean Pribula, formerly of Exeter. Connor attends Wyoming Valley Montessori School and is in Mrs. Picarski’s primary class. Connor’s favorite school activity is learning Spanish and putting together world globe puzzles. A Jake and the Neverland Pirates themed birthday party was held at Cooper’s Seafood House to celebrate this special occasion.

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Mr. and Mrs. James F. Vergura, of Pittston, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 23. They were married in 1963 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont by the late Rev. C.H. Kolakowski. Their attendants were William and Shirley Hudzinski. Mr. Vergura is the son of the late Louis and Mary Vergura, of Elizabeth NJ. Mrs. Vergura is the former Margaret M. Domoracki, daughter of the late Frank and Julia Domoracki, of Pittston Township. They are the proud parents of three children, James Jr., Glendale, AZ; Debora Vergura, North Beach, MD; and Lisa Walton and her husband, Kenneth, of Shady Side, MD. They have six grandchildren, Marcus Garrido, North Beach, MD; Julia Brand and her husband, Anleo, Virginia Beach, VA; Mark and Ryan Kaye, Moscow; and Kaitlyn and Kenneth Walton Jr., of Shady Side, MD. The couple celebrated the occasion with a family dinner at Red Lobster in Annapolis, MD.

Attending the Annual Scout Mass at St. Monica’s Parish, are, from left, first row, Matthew Fauntleroy, Roman Alder, Ryan Bonin, Ben Canfield, Steven Maywood, Thomas Lynch, Christopher Schell, Erik Trasciatti and William Fauntleroy. Second row, Anthony Maywood, Michael DeSanto, Max Gilligan, Carlyle Robinson, Joseph Sanfilippo, George Sharkey, Robert J. Salvo, and Ben Schell. Third row, Nicholas Granteed, Matthew Minnelli, Matthew Carlson, Michael Sanfilippo, Joshua Carlson, Matthew Dovidas, Eagle Scout Tanner Homa and Eagle Scout Deacon Bill Jenkins.

St. Monica’s hosts Scout Mass

Jonathan Christein and Lea Iuculano

Iuculano-Christein engagement Lea Iuculano and Jonathan Christein, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Peter and Teresa Iuculano, of Wayne, NJ. She is the granddaughter of Mary D’Alessandro and the late Attilio D’Alessandro and the late Nelly and John Iuculano. Miss Iuculano is a 2006 graduate of Wayne Valley High School, Wayne, NJ and a 2010 graduate of Kutztown University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education with a concentration in early childhood. She is currently working as an elementary school teacher. The prospective groom is the son of Karen and the late John Christein, of Pittston. He is the grandson of Stella and the late Rocco Roman, of Pittston, and the late John and Rose Christein, of Bethlehem,. Mr. Christein is a 2006 graduate of Pittston Area High School and a 2010 graduate of Kutztown University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration majoring in marketing. He is currently employed with Liberty Travel. The couple met in 2011 while doing internships in Walt Disney World, Florida. They recently became engaged while revisiting Disney with their families. The couple resides in Wayne, NJ where they are planning an April 2014 wedding.

The Annual Scout Mass was held on Feb. 17 in St. Monica’s Parish with members of Cub Scout Pack 366 and Boy Scout Troop 366 present. Father Adonizio and Father McKernan concelebrated the Mass. Father McKernan presented “Light of Christ” and “ParVuli Dei” emblems to members of Pack 366. Cub Scouts who received the “Light of Christ” Emblem are Ro-

man Alder, Ryan Bonin, Ben Canfield, Thomas Lynch, Erik Trasciatti and Christopher Schell. Cub Scouts who received the “Par Vuli Dei” Emblem are Max Gilligan, Michael DeSanto, Carlyle Robinson, Joseph Sanfilippo, Benjamin Schell and George Sharkey. Cu Scout Pack 366, sponsored by St. Monica’s Parish in West

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noted in the 1970s when the first Air Force Nurse Corps chief was promoted to brigadier general and women were able to remain on active duty after becoming pregnant. The corps celebrated its 60th year in 2009. Organized on Dec. 21, 1877, the First United Presbyterian Church of West Pittston began planning its year-long centennial celebration. The church hosted a meeting of the Lackawanna Presbytery which, according to its website, “represents seven counties of Northeast Pennsylvania with 57 congregations that range from small rural churches to urban-centered Christian communities.” Members of the planning committee were Andrew Kuffa, Mrs. Reginald Ellis, William Todd, Mrs. Robert Comstock, Rev. Maynard Grunstra, Mrs. Harold Young, Raymond Crisci, Mrs. Andrew Whyte, Mrs. William Todd, Mrs. Evert Sharkey, Louise Scrimgeour, Mrs. Charles Earley, James Melberger, James Woods, Mrs. Glenn Carpenter and Lawrence Jimmie. 1997 –16 years ago Not only was Josette Fedor, of West Pittston, at the top of her class at Wyoming Area High School, she had also been accepted by the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and was

Wyoming, will hold its annual Blue and Gold Dinner on Sunday, April 21 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church Hall. Six young men will graduate from the pack and crossing over the Bridge into Boy Scout Troop 366. They are are Joseph Chiampi, Michael DeSanto, Carlyle Robinson, Joseph Sanfilippo, Benjamin Schell and George Sharkey.

selected to be a Pennsylvania Delegate to the United States Senate Youth Program. She was one of 170 students across the state to submit applications for the program funded by the William Randoph Hearst Foundation. During her week-long stay in Washington D.C., one of the many politicians she met on the trip was Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, the first youth delegate to become a senator. The Youth Program was established in 1962 by a Senate resolution. This year’s program, which was held from March 9 to16, enabled two student leaders from each state to spend a week in Washington, experiencing their government in action. The Frances Dorrance Chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archeology and Duryea native Al Pesotine and Dawn Griffiths of Pan Cultural Associates, joined forces to engage in a five-year excavation plan at the confluence of the Lackawanna and Susquehanna Rivers. Pesotine’s discovery at the site of artifacts of the Adena culture aroused the chapter’s interest. According to Britannica.com, Adena culture was evident in various communities of ancient North American Indians, about 500 BC to AD 100, centred in what is now southern Ohio. Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The Frances Dorrance Chapter #11 meets monthly at Duryea Municipal Building and at the Conrail Site on the last Tuesday of the month during March through November.

Second son born to Moormans

Drs. Chad and Maria Moorman, of Edgewater, Maryland announce the birth of their second son, Hudson Jay Moorman, on Feb. 22, 2013, weighing 8 lbs., 5 ozs. Maternal grandparents are Sam and Geri Piemontese. Paternal great-grandparents are Jack and Pat Colern, of North Carolina. Maternal great-grandparents are Grace Nolan, of Avoca and Pat Piemontese, of Pittston. Hudson Jay is shown here with his big brother, Dean Samuel, who will celebrate is second birthday on April 17 which is also the Moormans’ third wedding anniversary.

Brothers place at logo design competition Brothers Sam Martinez, left, and Anthony Cotto, both students at Pittston Area High School, placed second in the Computer Fair Logo Design Contest at the Luzerne Intermediate Unit Regional Computer Fair on Friday, March 8. The boys are members of the Pittston Area Technology Club. The Technology Club is under the direction of Mrs. Judy Greenwald. Assisting with the project was high school computer teacher Mrs. Tara Craig.


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WYOMING AREA HONOR ROLL WYOMING AREA HONOR ROLL Mr. Vito Quaglia, principal of Wyoming Area High School, announces the students who qualified for the Honor Roll for the second marking period ending Feb. 5. The following policy adopted by the Wyoming Area Board of School Directors will be utilized as the criteria for selection of the high school honor roll. High Honors: A student must receive a quality point average of 3.75 or higher. Honors: A student must receive a quality point average of 3.50 or higher.

At the Kiwanis Key Club report meeting are, from left, Kiwanis Advisor Bob Orlando, Zach Lagrue, Tia Brown, Valerie Bott, Samantha Williams and Key Club Advisor Jule Ann Casey.

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embers of the Wyoming Area Kiwanis Club heard the monthly report of their sponsored Wyoming Area Key Club. The Key Club maintains a year round high level of activity throughout the year. Currently, the club has over 90 active members from all four high school grade levels.

Club Treasurer Tia Brown highlighted activities which included the recently held Warrior Rave which raised nearly $10,000 for the Eric Speicher Fund. The Key Clubbers will take part in Read Across America, holding a special reading night for youngsters of the district.

They are making plans to attend the Pennsylvania Key Club district Convention in Hershey and are planning a 3-on-3 Soccer Tournament to raise funds for Stephanie Jallen’s Olympic Fund. They will conduct a Parents Appreciation Dinner and install new officers on March 26.

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hoist operator. “My uncle had the set up behind a curtain,” Beatty said. “He said we couldn’t see it until Christmas Eve. We’d sprint in the house when we knew he was working on the trains. He was under the platform and fell asleep because he was working in a mine all day and then he came home and was putting trains up for me and his son. He built wooden trestles and had the train go up and around the tree and then down and under it. All handmade trestles. It was unique.” When Beatty and his mother moved out of his grandfather’s house in the 1960s, Beatty got his first train. “I started out with Lionel, but couldn’t stand

Model train buff Roger Beatty, of Exeter, describes 1950s-era American Flyer S-scale (1:64) locomotives.

that middle rail, third rail. It didn’t have choo-choo sound and I wanted more pull power, so I traded that Lionel in and got an American Flyer 1964 4-8-4 Challenger, its biggest locomotive.” (The numbers refer to the wheel configurations.)

HOLY ROSARY NEWS Holy Rosary School in Duryea announces the following: Lunch with Easter Bunny Lunch with the Bunny was a great success ,thanks to the hard work and efforts of our wonderful parents, especially our kindergarten and second-grade families who chaired the event. Living Stations The Eighth Grade class will portray the Living Stations, retelling the story of the Passion and Death of Our Lord at 7 p.m. today, March 24 in Holy Rosary Church. The class, under the direction of Mrs. Debbie Brady, eighthgrade teacher, and Mr. David Tighe, music teacher, will portray each person whom Jesus met on the road to Calvary and will offer an insightful beginning to our Holy Week. Limited openings available Would you like your child to be part of our academic, Catholic based school family? We currently have limited openings in our preschool and kindergarten programs. Please call us and make an appointment to visit the pre-school or kindergarten. You can reach us at 457-2553. Congratulations The Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) is a statewide organization of junior and senior high school students designed to stimulate and promote interest in science among its members through the development of research projects and investigations. The seventh-grade class, joined by some eighthgrade class members, under the direction of Mrs. Lisa Casey, participated in the PJAS Competition at King’s College on Saturday, March 2. Congratulations to all of our students who have worked hard and represented Holy Rosary School. Your dedication is commendable and you have made us proud. Congratulations and best wishes to our students who earned first, second, or thir-place awards. First-place award recipients will move on to compete at Penn State on May 12, 13, and 14. Grade 7 - Ava Angeli, first place; Alexis Bressman, first place; Harleigh Davis, first place; Gianna DeSanto, second place; Conor Nealon, second place; and Kayla Stelma, third place. Grade 8 - Elana Clancy, first place; Collin Halagarda, first place; Tyler Mackell, first place; Tory McNulty, second place; Denise Pinto, first

Beatty prefers American Flyers over Lionel for another reason. They smell better. “The AF has a unique smell to the smoke like a pine scent.” Beatty’s collection grew incrementally over the years as he bought engines at train

place; and Jonathan Smith, first place. Forensicteam The Holy Rosary Forensics team competed in the 2013 Spring Forensics Regional Competition at Holy Redeemer High School on Thursday, March 7. Congratulations to the junior varsity members who earned Honorable Mention: Grace Berlew and Jordan Cicon, and Kalley Kovaleski, Sarah Liskowicz and Peyton McNulty. Congratulations to varsity members Megan Conlon, Tyler Mackell, and Denise Pinto who earned fifth place and competed in the Diocesan Final Competition on Tuesday, March 19. Congratulations NHD Students Our students participated in National History Day yesterday at Penn State-Wilkes-Barre. Please check back next week for a list of those students who will move on to the state competition held in Mechanicsburg on May 4. Congratulations to all involved and special thanks tomoderators Mrs. Jennifer Snyder, Mrs. Doris Brady, Mrs. Maureen Conlon and Mrs. Bonnie Blaskiewicz for their time, knowledge, guidance and dedication. Little Flowers The Little Flowers Girls’ Club of Holy Rosary School and their moderators Chris Mazaleski and Theresa Koviak celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by offering smiling “Irish eyes” to those in need. They made centerpieces for the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner hosted by the Friends of the Poor at the St. Mary’s Center in Scranton. The Little Flowers delivered and set up the centerpieces and helped to serve dinner. Thanks to their moderators for taking the time to teach a valuable lesson in ministering to others. World Read Aloud Day World Read Aloud Day was celebrated on March 6 with great fun and unique activities. Hopefully, you caught us on WNEP with Jon Meyer, who was gracious enough to come to Holy Rosary School and read to our fourth and fifth -rade students. Under the direction of Mrs. Tammy Dixon, we celebrated WRAD with creativity and enthusiasm as our students shared and celebrated their love of reading with younger children. Pi Day Our sixth-grade class was very excited to participate in Pi Day (3/14) at Holy Redeemer High School. Our students spent the day with sixth-grade students from all schools in the Holy Redeemer System, doing creative Pi activities and specially designed programs, all celebrating the joy of math and fun of

shows and shops and through mail order. “I started with one train, then two trains, then I didn’t have a diesel and got a diesel. I kept adding on over years.” Today, Beatty has 30 to 40 American Flyer diesels and locomotives, the earliest a Royal Blue Steamer from the 1940s. He also has Atlantic, Pacific, Great Northern and Southern Pacific diesels and the Frontiersman, a model of a steam train familiar in old Western movies. His favorite is a Delaware and Hudson diesel which he painted himself, changing it from its original Santa Fe red and silver to blue and silver after D & H bought four Santa Fe ALCO (American Locomotive Company) diesels in 1967. Beatty’s latest acquisition is a 2-8-8-2 locomotive. With exquisite detail on the drive rods, chug sound and a talking engineer, it has a value of $1,000.

3.14. Special congratulations to Grace Berlew, whose t-shirt design was selected for the Holy Rosary School Pi Day t-shirt. Our thanks to tMrs. Eileen Rischoff from Wyoming Area Catholic School and Mrs. Ann Tribendis from Holy Redeemer High School, organizers of the day, and to our own Mrs. Maureen Conlon for all her work with the HRS students and their “learning station.” Easter break Easter break begins with an early dismissal at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27. Classes resume Wednesday, April 3. Race for Education There are many ways in which you can help with the Race for Education. Record keepers are needed from April 4 through May 10 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to tabulate donations. Additionally, approximately 50 volunteers are needed to run the race safely and efficiently. It is a great day filled with high energy and lots of excitement. In the past, many of our neighborhood friends have stood on their porches to cheer on the children. You don’t want to miss it! Father-daughter dance This special night will be held on Friday, April 12. Last year we had 175 girls and their special “dates.” We are once again working diligently to make this a memorable occasion for our students and their fathers, grandfathers, uncles and special family friends. Optional professional photographs will be offered for a reasonable fee and music and fun provided by DJ Charlie Hayes. Reservations are due April 2. Gift certificate news Vouchers sales will not be sold this week due to Easter break. Recycling In addition to cartridge recycling we also have 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, contact Mrs. Skutack at 457-2553. Labels and Box Tops Campbell’s Soup labels and Box Tops for Education are being collected at Holy Rosary School. These programs enable us to provide educational resources that may be unaffordable through our regular budget. They offer merchandise like computers, software, sports equipment, reference materials, science and art items, even musical instruments.

HIGH HONORS SEVENTH GRADE Caleigh Anderson, Paul Angeli, Bradley Barletta, II, Alexus Beyer, Justine Buczynski, Amanda Casterline, Emily Cheskiewicz, Zebulon Chisdock, Anthony DeAngelo, Antonio DeNardi, Megan Dillon, Kayla Forlenza, Gwendolyn Glatz, Alexander Gonzales, Samuel Greenfield, Alexander Hawk, Jake Hogan, Benjamin Klaproth, Ray Knaub, Conor McCormick, Dylan Melberger, Marc Anthony Minichello, Megan Mitten, Casey Orlando, Addison Orzel, Jessica Parente, Breona Pimental, Julianna Ritsick, Skylar Santacroce, Matthew Silinskie, Kristi Skok, Miranda Smith, Shane Sonday, Nina Sypniewski, Alyssa Vikara, Jessica Walkowiak, Matthew Wright, Aaron Zezza EIGHTH GRADE Erin Ainsworth, Grace Angelella, Nikolas Athmann, Kathryn Augustine, Andrew Bartoli, Madison Beppler, Victoria Braccini, Caitlin Butchko, Peter Butera, Robert Butwin, Morgan Coolbaugh, Kara Dooner, Evan Esposito, Lindsey Feeney, Kimberly Ferrara, Lea Getz, Dylan Kostak, Nina Minnelli, Kara Moscatelli, Madison Mulhern, Anthony Nardell, Kristen Nossavage, Julia Patts, Mackenzie Pegg, Megan Pitcavage, Alex Robbins, Anthony Saitta, Christina Sakalas, Sarah Shemanski, Ryan Shuleski, Shelby Stanford, Evan Stravinski, Katrina Stravinski, Evelyn Urban, Emily Uritz, Katie Wolfgang NINTH GRADE Bree Bednarski, Mackenzie Bilbow, Alexa Blandina, Ryan Burton, Georgia Calimeres, Bryan Cumbo, Sean Derwin, Erin Donnelly, Matthew Dovidas, Katharyn Dymond, Taryn Gates, Grace Gober, Alexis Harris, Laura Heinzlmeir, Kelsey Kasisky, Hannah Klaproth, Mikayla Klimas, Lindsey Klinges, Klaryssa Kolbeck, Carter Kusakavitch, Zachary Lagrue, Ashley Lamoreaux, Cassandra Lockhart, Ryan Marvin, Megan Mattioli, Anntoinette Mauriello, Emily Menta, Theresa Mitten, Michael Murphy, Ryan Murphy, Heather Nametko, Lauren Perry, Alee Pettit, Victoria Remley, Samantha Sepko, Jennie Skursky, Rachael Solano, Jessica Sorick, Krystina Stanczyk, Justin Steinberger, Kelly Sypulski, Morgan Tarnalicki, Anna Thomas, Alexandra Traglia, Nico Vasquez, Daniela Vigueras, Kayla Wedlock, Eric Whyte, Nicole Wright, Megan Wysocki TENTH GRADE Amy Alder, Zachary Baldygo, Julia Banas, Cecelia Chisdock, Elisabeth Combs, Carlane Costello, Emily Endres, ,Destini Esposito, Dominick Forlenza, Nikolas Gushka, Matthew Harding, Raymond Hopkins, Scott Hughes, Tanner Johnson, Hannah Johnston, Olivia Katulka, Nicole Kolessar, Caitlyn Kraynak, Amber Kuharchik, Anthony Lenkaitis, Alexa Malloy, Melissa Mazzitelli, Justin Palovchak, Victoria Pennington, Mia Perrino, Rachel Polacheck, Carrie Pozaic, Sara Romanowski, Julianna Scappaticci, Nikki Sellitto, Victoria Sidari, Lauren Sokirka, Haley Stackhouse, Zachary Sypniewski, Brittany Thomas, Francesca Trottini, Peter Urban II, Taylor Urban, David Vincent, Samantha Williams, Emily Wolfgang ELEVENTH GRADE Drew Bednarski, Emily Bellanco, Britney Benkoski, Amanda Bialy, Mallory Bohan, Tyler Bonita, Kyle Borton, Bethany Bowser, Damian Bullock, Kevin Carroll, Danielle Cnudde, Cody Colarusso, Nicole Cumbo, Destiny Darienzo, Lindsey Delazzari, Jaclyn DeNardi, Matthew Dimick, Jonathan Gamble, Julia Gober, Lisa Guido, Audrey Hiedacavage, Curtis Hosey, Sara Justave, Michael Lumley, Courtney Melvin, Brittney Michael, Kenneth Morgan, Thomas Rose, Raelana Scaltz, Austin Shission, Paige Siani, Peter Sidari, Carissa Smith, Danielle Spagnuolo, Gabrielle Spagnuolo, Mari Taggart, Abigail Thornton, Felicia Turner, Marissa Urban, Kristen Zakseski TWELFTH GRADE Gabrielle Alberigi, John Bankus, Kolton Begley, Mariah Bellanco, Ashlee Blannett, Gabrielle Bohan, Megan Bonomo, Valerie Bott, Victoria Brown, Myranda Burgess, Gregory Cajka,

Bartholomew Chupka, Andrew Coco, Glynnis Cowley, April Davis, Serra Degnan, Nicholas Dominick, Nicholas Esposito, Nikki Giordano, Michael Harding, Nicholas Hreha, Casey Kasisky, Ashley Klein, Emily Kneeream, Kaitlyn Kross, Samantha Kudrako, Zachary Lanunziata, Rachel Leandri, Brittany Lemardy, Cassandra Lescavage, Brandon Lizza, Maria Marianacci, Jessica Martin, Joshua McGovern, Mark O’Hara, Angel Olmstead, Autum Pierce, Abby Raieski, Angela Raieski, Stormy Ruiz, Courtney Sadowski, Brittani Shearer, Emily Shemanski, Leslie Shumlas, Stephanie Spudis, Rachael Stark, Katie Tibus, Devaney Wood, Jacob Wysocki. HONORS SEVENTH GRADE Alexander Ambruso, Olivia Astolfi, Sarah Baylor, Olivia Bellanco, Kelly Carroll, Blaise Ciampi, Akira Condry, Steven Dymond, Justin Esposito, Carlee Foersch, Erica Gallagher, Alyson Grindall, Curtis Hager, Lindsay Higdon, Sarah Holweg, Annie Karcutskie, Michael Karsko, Kaitlynn Kasisky, Tiffany Klein, Julia Kopetchny, James Kosco, Daniel Kosko, Allison Lampman, Mykaluh Marcy, Casey McNew, Sarah Miller, Elizabeth Moore, Tyler Nayavich, Jonelle Olaviany, Austin Parent, Loren Richards, Charles Rome, Amber Rought, Alexia Smith, Elijah Smith, Shelby Stackhouse, Hallie Stark, Cassandra Sypulski, Colby Thomas, Robert Trottini, Brandon Williams, Olivia Williams EIGHTH GRADE David Alberigi, III, Austin Alder, Joseph Bender, Albert Blannett, III, Michael Bonita, Julia Bonomo, Matthew Booth, Adam Buczynski, Lydia Bugelholl, Kyle Carr, Christopher Chipolis, Michael DeNardi, Aaron Dobbs, Lydia Edwards, Cailtlyn Gibbons, Emily Goyne, Stephen Homza, Jessica Hopkins, Jessica Kupiec, Aaron lee, Brendan Lee, Shari Liddick, Keely Matthews, Marianna McHugh, Leah Moore, Kyle Musto, Makaila O’Reilly, Ariana Pamias, Kyle Poepperling, Laura Sachaczenski, Albert Sciandra, III, Grace Scrobola, Tristan Sokach-Minnick, Eric Speicher, Ashley Vikara, Allison Vukovich, Michael Wall, Emilie Wanko, Tanner Williams, Ryan Wrubel, Kyle Zaboski, Gina Zehner NINTH GRADE Robert Acacio, Emily Ambruso, Joseph Buczynski, Mathew Carlson, Ian Chandler, Stephanie Chihorek, Kelly Clarke, Alorah Colwell, Ashley Crispell, Blaise Erzar, Jeffrey Hogan, Nicole Hollister, David Klaproth, Gavin Kross, Zachary Lahart, Cory Lescavage, Jennifer Mackey, Matthew Martin, Victoria Mattioli, Kevin Pish, Austin Rought, Emily Schneider, Anthony Shaver, Alexandria Sitkowski, Stephanie Sokach, Mackenzie Toler, Claudia Waltz, Madeline Wharton TENTH GRADE Brandy Adamchik, Madeleine Ambruso, Sierra Beyer, Ian Brace, Kenneth Burkhardt, Marc Chervenitski, Jr., Juliana DeNardi, Joshua Donvito, Jordan Evans-Kaplan, Chaslyn Facciponti, Zachary Gibbons, Abigail Gibbs, Holly Green, Cordell Gresh, Madison Hindmarsh, Ryan Kaslavage, Michael Kolessar, Zoe LaPorte, Zachary Lopatka, Jeffrey Mann, John Marianacci, Tyler Mitchell, Evan Musto, Nina Owen, Mark Paluski, Jude PolitMoran, Emma Ramage, Joseph Roach, Kaylee Rodgers, Taylor Schechter, Abigail Schwerdtman, Jeremy Zezza ELEVENTH GRADE Samantha Acacio, Amber Billotti, Stephanie Brown, Brian Buckman, Lindsay Carey, Aaron Carter, Fred Cefalo, Jr., Kyle Charney, Rebecca Colwell, Morgan DeAngelo, Salley Deluca, Briana Eipper, Jesse English, Louis Esposito, Nickarena Gilpin, Matthew Hine, Curtis Hosey, Stephanie Jallen, Michaela Jurchak, Elijah LaFratte, Keirstin Lasher, Nicholas Leon, Erin Maloney, Tah’nee Mitchell, Patrick Moore, Michaella Pack, Adrienne Przybyla, James Quinnan, Evan Skene, Katherine Sokirka, Michael Soricelli, Julianna Stella, Samantha Szura, Nicole Turner, Brittney Winsock, Brian Wisowaty, Tyler Yarick, Gared Zaboski TWELFTH GRADE Samantha Amos, Stephen Barush, Kelly Bauman, Jennifer Bone, Michael Carey, Marissa Charney, Alexis Coolbaugh, Joseph Erzar, Elizabeth Foglietta, Tabitha Golembeski, Tent Grove, Katelyn Higgins, Timothy Holden, Alexandra Holtz, Paige Hudock, Rebecca Johnson, Melissa Kazmerick, Sherry Klaproth, Christina Klinges, Alexander Krispin, Meghan Lussier, Metan Milunic, Faith Musinski, Nicholas O’Brien, Dylan Pegg, Evan Rider, Vanesa Robbins, William Romanowski, Brianna Romiski, Jared Saporito, Andrew Schutz, Eric Smith, Hannah Troy, William Weiss, IV, Elizabeth Zekas, Jordan Zezza


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The seventh annual Celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday on April 7 will be at St. Maria’s Goretti Church, Laflin Road, Laflin. The celebration was moved from the Oblates because the congregation has been growing. Cathy Mack is the coordinator of the feast and the Cennacle Leader of the Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy. The theme centers on the celebration of the 75th anniversary of St. Faustina’s entering into Eternal Life. Prior to the service remarks and excerpts from the Diary of St. Faustina will be given by Cathy Mack. The itinerary includes: 1 p.m. - Sacrament of Reconciliation with five priests; 2 p.m. - Veneration of the Image followed by the Holy Sacrifice of Mass; 3 p.m. - Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Chaplet of the Divine Mercy in song, individual blessing of the First Class Relic of St. Faustina. Jesus said in 14 revelations to St. Faustina that the Sunday after Easter be celebrated as the Feast of Mercy. On April 30, 2000 at the canonization of St. Faustina, Blessed John Paul II said, “It is important that we accept the whole message that comes to us from the word of God on this Second Sunday of Easter, which from now on will be called Divine Mercy Sunday.

Penance service Twelve priests from the Greater Pittston Area will be available to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) on Monday, March 25 at St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston. Beginning with a Penance Service at 7 p.m., the priests will then be available for individuals to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This communal service concludes in our area parishes the Diocesan Program, “The Light is ON for YOU.” Bethel United Methodist 532Main St., Avoca 457-2566 Pastor Sharon Dietz 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. First Thursday of each month – food give-away, 4 to 6 p.m. for the needy of Avoca and Duryea. Brick United Methodist 935 Foote Ave., Duryea 457-4424 Pastor Sharon Dietz 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 Ave., West Pittston Meals have resumed at the Breaking Bread Soup Kitchen at the church. Christ Community Clothes Closet will be open from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. First Baptist Church Water Street, Pittston Rev. James H. Breese, pastor Rev. Breese will conduct a series of Community Lenten Services at 7:15 p.m. every Wednesday during Lent. For more information, call the church at 654-0283. First Congregational UCC 500 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston Rev. Joan Mitchell, pastor Sunday - 11 a.m., Palm Sunday morning worship Thursday - 6 p.m., Covered dish supper followed by the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Good Friday services in West Pittston, Noon at the First United Methodist Church, 7 p.m. at the First Congregational UCC First Presbyterian Church 14 Broad St., Pittston Sunday worship 9:15 a.m. with Rev. William N. Lukesh. United Methodist Church Corner of Broad and Church Streets, Pittston Rev. Susan Hardman-Zimmerman Phone: 655-4340 Sunday worship service, 9:30 a.m.; Children’s Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion: First

Sunday each month. Choir rehearsal: Thursdays at 7 p.m. unless told otherwise. United Methodist Women: Secondnd Monday unless told otherwise. Maundy Thursday Service with Communion at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. First United Presbyterian West Pittston Rev. James Thyren, pastor Phone: 654-812 Schedule for the week of March 24, 2013: Sunday, March 24: 10 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m., Worship; 12:05 p.m., Choir Rehearsal. Thursday, March 28: 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday Worship at St. Cecilia’s. Friday, March 29: Noon, Good Friday Services at First United Methodist Church; 7:30 p.m., Good Friday Services at First Congregational Church, UCC, Luzerne Avenue, W. Pittston. Sunday, March 31: 7 a.m., Easter Sunrise Service on Susquehanna Ave just above Elm St, W. Pittston; 10 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m., Easter Morning Celebration. First United Methodist Church West Pittston March 25 - 7 p.m., Boy Scouts March 26 - 7 p.m., Trustees March 27 - 10 a.m., Mommy and me; 6 p.m., Daisy Scouts; 7 p.m., Choir March 28 - 7 p.m., Weight Watchers; 7 p.m., Service March 30 - 7 a.m., Sunrise Serivce; 10 a.m. ;Worship, Sunday School Full Gospel Chapel Avoca Adult Sunday School, 9:30; Sunday morning worship, 10:30 a.m. Glendale Gospel Church 105 Church Drive Glendale/Pittston Township Sunday service, 10:45 a.m. Harding Church of Christ RR 1 Box 187A, Falls Sunday services, 10 a.m.; Sunday School and church service, 11 a.m. Call 388-6534 Holy Mother of Sorrows PNCC 212 Wyoming Ave., Dupont Rev. Zbigniew Dawid, pastor Sunday Masses Palm Sunday - Mass at 8 a.m. Blessing of Palms and Procession and distribution of Palms. Mass at 10:30 a.m. with distribution of Palms. Bunny Breakfast after each Mass. HOLY WEEK SERVICES Wednesday March 27 - 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross Thursday March 28 - 7 p.m. Mass of the Last Supper Good Friday March 29 - 9 a.m. Liturgy of the Veneration of the Cross 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Good Friday Vigil 3 p.m. - Liturgy of the Symbolic Opening of the Tomb. 7 p.m. - Tenebrae Service, Seven Last Words of Jesus. Saturday March 30 - 9 a.m., Service of the Blessing of Fire, Water, Easter Candle, Reading of Exhortations and Renewal of Baptismal promises. 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. - Blessing of Easter food in the church. Easter Sunday - 7 a.m., Resurrection Procession around the Church, followed by Mass; 10:30 a.m. High Mass. Independent Bible Church 328 Main St., Duryea 451-0346 Inkerman Presbyterian Main Street, Inkerman Services: Sundays, 9 a.m. Langcliffe Presbyterian 1001 Main St., Avoca Moosic Alliance Church 608 Rocky Glen Road, Moosic Pastor: Doug Jensen 457-6020 maccma2@verizon.net Sunday morning Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship, 10:45 a.m. Prayer meeting, Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Celebrate Recovery Ministry, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Nativity Of Our Lord Stephenson Street, Duryea No CCD Program classes next Sunday, Easter - March 31. Classes will resume according to the regular schedule on Sunday, April 7. Paschal Triduum Schedule of Masses/Services/Confessions Holy Thursday March 28 - 7 p.m. Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper ~ Holy Rosary Church Holy Rosary Church will remain open for adoration until 10 p.m. Good Friday March 29 - 2 p.m., Celebration of the Lord’s Passion Sacred Heart of Jesus Church - 7 p.m., Stations of the Cross ~ Holy Rosary Church Holy Saturday March 30 - 2 p.m., Blessing of Easter food, Holy Rosary School gymnasium; 4 p.m. ,Blessing of Easter food, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church; 8 p.m., Easter Vigil ~ Holy Rosary Church Easter Sunday March 31 - 8 a.m., Easter Mass, Holy Rosary Church; 9:30 a.m. Easter Mas, Holy Rosary Church; 11 a.m. Easter Mass, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

Confessions: Wednesday March 27 - 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Holy Rosary Church; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Holy Rosary Church Good Friday March 29 - 10 to 11 a.m., Holy Rosary Church; 4 to 5 p.m., Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Oblates of St. Joseph Highway 315, Laflin Masses are held at 7 a.m. daily (Monday through Friday) in the seminary chapel and at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning. There are no weekend Masses. Confessions are heard daily from 9 a.m. to noon and from 3 to 6 p.m. Office hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; evenings and weekends by appointment. Office phone number is 654-7542. Mass is celebrated at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in conjunction with the Novena to St. Joseph and St. Joseph Marello. St. Joseph Marello William Street, Pittston The Holy Name Society of St. Joseph Marello Parish will sponsor the annual smoker at 6 p.m. today, March 24 in the Parish Center. Toastmaster will be Atty. Joseph Saporito. Jr. and guest speaker will be Rev. Brian J.W. Clarke, pastor of Holy Rosary Parish, Hazleton and Chief Canonical Council to the Diocesan Bishop. A buffet dinner will be served before the start of the formal program. Tickets at $10 can be obtained by contacting the rectory 654-6902 during office hours or by calling Jim at 654-4929. During the Lenten season, confessions will be heard from 5:30 to 7 p.m. every Monday and at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Holy Hour will be held at 7 p.m. Lenten schedule: Daily Masses: Monday through Friday, 7:30 and 11:30 a.m. There is a Holy Hour at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. Stations of the Cross every Friday after the 11:30 a.m. Mass and at 5:30 p.m. with Holy Communion and the Eucharistic Benediction. Weekend Mass schedule is 4 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, 8, 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. on Sunday. The Holy Rosary is recited before all Masses. Corpus Christi Parish Immaculate Conception Holy Redeemer churches Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston CORPUS CHRISTI PARISH Immaculate Conception Church 605 Luzerne Aven. West Pittston Holy Redeemer Church Route 92, Harding THE PASCAL TRIDUUM Holy Thursday - Mass of the Lord’s Supper Thursday, March 2 - 7 p.m., Immaculate Conception Church Night Prayer 10 Pp.m. - Holy Thursday, Immaculate Conception Church Good Friday - Passion of our Lord Friday, March 29 - 1 p.m., Immaculate Conception Church Living Stations of the Cross Friday, March 29 - 7 p.m., Immaculate Conception Church Presented by parish youth group with youth choir Blessing of baskets Saturday, March 30 - Noon, Holy Redeemer Church Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 30, 2013 12:15 p.m. (Holy Redeemer Church Grounds) Easter Vigil & Mass Saturday, March 30 - 8 p.m., Immaculate Conception Church Easter Sunday, March 31 - Mass, 7:30 a.m., Immaculate Conception Church; Mass 9 a.m., Holy Redeemer Church; Family Mass, 10:30 a.m., youth choir, Immaculate Conception Church Our Lady of the Eucharist 535 N. Main St., Pittston Mass Schedule Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday: 8:30 and 11 a.m. Daily Mass: 8 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) Saturday from 3:30 to 3:45 p.m. and by appointment The Light is ON for YOU In addition to the regularly scheduled time for Confessions, Father Maloney will be available in the Church for the Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. this Monday, March 25. Palm Sunday Liturgies with the blessing and distribution of Sacred Palm will be celebrated this morning at 8:30 and 11 a.m. The Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at 7 p.m. on Holy Thursday, March 28. There will be Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament until 11 p.m. Night Prayer will be prayed at 10:45 p.m. Morning Prayer will be prayed at 9 a.m. and the church will remain open for private prayer on Good Friday, March 29. The celebration of The Passion of the Lord will be held at 2 p.m. Stations of the Cross will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Morning Prayer will be prayed at 9 a.m. and the blessing of food baskets will take place at noon on Holy Saturdayd March 30. The Blessing of New Fire and Vigil Service will be celebrated at 8 p.m. Masses will be celebrated at 8:30

and 11 a.m. on Easter Sunday, March 31. Altar Server Rehearsals for the Easter Triduum Services In preparation for the Easter Triduum Services, we will have the following rehearsals for the Altar Servers: Rehearsal for Holy Thursday will be heldat noon today, March 24; rehearsal for Good Friday will be held at 1 p.m. on March 29; and rehearsal for the Easter Vigil will be held at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 30. If any altar server has not been assigned and would like to serve any of the Easter Triduum Services, call the office at 654-0263. School of Religious Education Religious Education classes will NOT be held this Sunday or next. Classes will resume on Sunday, April 7 at 9:30 a.m. If you have any questions with regard to the program, please call Sister Mary Ann at 654-0263. Sacred Heart of Jesus Lackawanna Avenue, Dupont Mass schedule: Monday through Wednesday at 7 a.m. Thursday, the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m.Friday, The Lord’s Passion at 3 p.m. Saturday, the Easter Vigil Mass on the Holy Night of Easter at 8 p.m. and Easter Sunday Masses at 7:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Stations of the Cross will be prayed at 7 p.m. on Friday in the church. Choir will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the choir loft on Tuesday, March 26 The Holy Thursday Adoration Schedul The Women’s Society will recite the rosary following the evening Mass Holy Name Society members are asked to consult the adoration list in the vestibule. Private Adoration The church will be open until 11 p.m. Good Friday The church will open at 9 a.m. for private prayer. The “grave (tomb)” will be in place until 12 noon on Holy Saturday. The Rectory Office will close at noon on Holy Thursday and remain closed Good Friday and Easter Monday will re-open on Tuesday, April 2. Procession practice will be at 6 p.m. on March 27. Holy Thursday students will gather in the hall at 6:30 p.m April 1 – Easter Monday — Classes cancelled Easter food will be blessed on Holy Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the church hall. St. Barbara Parish 28 Memorial Ave. Exeter Office hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday Evenings by appointment. Phone: 654-2103 Weekend Masses: Saturday – St. Anthony 4 p.m. – Vigil Mass St. Cecilia 5:30 p.m. – Vigil Mass Sunday - St. Anthony 7:30 and 10:30 a.m. St. Cecilia 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Daily Masses: Monday and Tuesday: 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 7 and 11 a.m. Lenten schedule of sacraments and devotions Confessions: Every Monday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by Mass at 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross: every Friday at 4 p.m. followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 6:30 p.m., followed by Mass at 7 p.m. Confirmation clarification: All students who are currently in sixth, seventh and ighth grades will receive Confirmation in the fallr. All must complete their service hours and have received service hour logs for the parents to use. St. John the Evangelist Parish Community 35 William St., Pittston. Phone: 654-0053 During the season of Lent, individual confessions will be offered between the hours of 5:30 and 7 p.m. every Monday at St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston. Holy Thursday - Mass, 12:10 and 7 p.m.; 10 p.m., Night Prayer Good Friday - 3 p.m., Passion; 5:30 p.m., Stations Holy Saturday - 11 a.m., Easter Egg Hunt; 3 p.m., Blessing baskets; 8 p.m., Easter Vigil Easter Sunday - Mass, 8 and 10 a.m., 12:15 p.m. Children’s Easter Party - March 30, 11 a.m., Seton Catholic Cafeteria. April 2 – Baptismal instruction Holy Name Scholarship applications are available at the Parish Center. Must be received by April 7. St. John’s Lutheran 7 Wood St., Pittston 655-2505 stjohnspittston@verizon.com Pastor: John Castellani Organist: Marcia Colleran Acolyte: Justin Peterson Sunday service, 9:30 a.m. St. John’s P.M. Church 316 Main St., Avoca Pastor: Rev. Dale E. Pepper 7809587 Sunday service, 10 a.m. Bible Study at 6 p.m. every other Thursday.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013 PAGE 5B St. Maria Goretti Laflin Road, Laflin Pastor: Monsignor Neil Van Loon 42redwood@comcast.net LIVING STATIONS Living Stations will be performed by the children of the parish on March 29, at 3 p.m. If you would like to take part in this service, please contact Michelle Pinto, A.S.A.P. , at 905-5713. This is a very meaningful and spiritual service which is meant for all parishioners. It is not only for children. The parish hopes that many of you will come as you continue on your Lenten journey. Celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday April 7 The seventh annul celebration is being relocated from the Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary, Highway 315 to St. Maria Goretti Parish, Laflin Road, Laflin. By God’s good grace the congregation has been growing and a larger church is needed. Principal celebrant will be Rev. Richard Cirba, assistant pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Pittston. Cathy Mack is the coordinator of the feast and Cenacle Leader of the Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy This year’s theme centers on the celebration of the 75th anniversary of St. Faustina’s entering into Eternal Life. Prior to the service, remarks and excerpts for the Diary of St. Faustina will be given by Miss Mack. Jesus stated in fourteen revelations to St. Faustina that the Sunday after Easter be celebrated as the Feast of Mercy. 1 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation; 2 p.m. Veneration of the image followed by the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass; 3 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament ,Blessing of the First Class Relic of St. Faustina HOLY WEEK: THE EASTER TRIDUUM Make a special effort to attend the services offered during our Easter Triduum. The long journey during Lent culminates in these three days. They truly draw the faithful into the mystery of salvation. · Begin with the Mass of the Last Supper on Thursday at 7 p.m. which includes the symbolic “Washing of the Feet” which Jesus did to his Apostles. · Then, of course, Good Friday with the re-enactment of the Lord’s Passion at 3 p.m. or the service of the Lord’s Passion at 5:30 p.m. · The Easter Triduum ends with the Easter Vigil Mass at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Taking part in the events of these three days reminds the faithful of God’s presence and forgiveness of allas his people strive to do God’s will in their daily lives. PARISH CALENDAR MARCH 25 THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU Last Monday during Lent—the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available from 5:30 -7 p.m. in the Church March 28 Holy Thursday - Mass of Last Supper - 7 p.m. March 29 Living Stations — 3 p.m. in the Church March 29 Good Friday - The Lord’s Passion -5:30 p.m. March 30 Blessing of Food Baskets - noon March 30 Easter Vigil - 8 p.m. March 31 EASTER SUNDAY Masses: 8:30 & 11 a.m. St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church 200 Stephenson St. Duryea Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock, pastor Phone 457-2291 Email:padre@saintmaryspncc.org March 24 — Palm Sunday, 9:30 a.m. March 27 - 8 a.m. Mass March 28 - Holy Thursday, 7 p.m. Mass March 29 - Good Friday, 3 p.m. private prayer; 7 p.m., Service, Passion March 30 - Holy Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Easter Vigil March 31 - Easter Sunday, 6 p.m. Procession; 10 a.m., Mass April 1 - 7 p.m., Mass LENTEN DEVOTIONS Lenten Devotions are conducted at 7 p.m. each Friday during Lent in St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church, 200 Stephenson St., Duryea. St. Monica’s Church 363 W. 8th St., West Wyoming Office hours - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday Phone: 693-1991 Email: olos363@verizon.net Father Leo McKernan, pastor Father Joseph Adonizio, visiting priest William Jenkins, deacon Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. at OLOS; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. at St. John’s; 11 a.m.at OLOS Daily Mass Schedule: Daily Mass at OLOS; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 7 a.m.; Monday and Thursday, 7 p.m. Miraculous Medal Novena – after Monday Evening Mass. Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy - Before Morning & Evening Masses at OLOS site. Holy Week Schedule: March 24 - Palm Sunday, Masses as usual. March 26 - Chrism Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton at 4 p.m.; March 28 - Holy Thursday: Morning Prayer at 9 a.m. at OLOS

site; Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m., OLOS site; followed by Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament ending with sung Compline (Night Prayer) at 10:45 p.m. March 29 - Good Friday: Morning Prayer at 9 a.m. OLOS site; Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion at 1 p.m. and Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. (both at OLOS site.) March 30 Holy Saturday: Morning Prayer at 9 a.m. at OLOS site; Blessing of the Baskets at noon (same site). March 30 - Easter Vigil at 8 p.m. at OLOS site. March 31 - Easter Sunday Masses - 8:30 a.m. at SJ site and 11 a.m. at OLOS site. St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 100 Rock St., Hughestown Stpeters_elc@yahoo.com 654-1008 9 a.m. Sunday School and confirmation classes 10 a.m. Worship service Palm Sunday, 10 a.m. Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. Good Friday, 7 p.m. Easter, 9 a.m. Queen of the Apostles 715 Hawthorne St., Avoce 457-3412 stmarysavoca@verizon.net Queen of the Apostles Parish’s Palm Sunday Mass with the procession of palms will take place Sunday, March 24 at 11 a.m. at the church, 715 Hawthorne St. Palms will also be blessed and distributed at the 8 and 9:30 a.m. Masses as well as the 4 p.m. vigil Mass on Saturday, March 23. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available Monday, March 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the church. The finance committee will meet Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in the rectory. The Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. with procession to Repository at the church. The church will be open until 10 p.m. for private prayer. The rosary will be prayed at 9:30 p.m. On Good Friday, March 29 the Liturgy of the Passion and Death of the Lord will take place at 1:30 p.m., and the Living Stations of the Cross will take place at 8 p.m. at the church. The parish will have its annual Easter egg hunt at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 30 on the grounds of Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Attendees are asked to bring a basket or bag for the hunt. To register, call Erin Berlew at 654-2429. When registering, include the name(s) of the child(ren) attending with your message and if any of them have a peanut allergy. Anyone who would like to donate candy for the event that would fit inside of a traditional plastic Easter egg can place them in the box located in the church. The Blessing of Easter Baskets will take place at noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 30 in the church. The Easter Vigil Mass will take place at 8 p.m. at the church. Easter Sunday Masses will be celebrated on March 31 at 8 and 11 a.m. at the church. The Mass of the Resurrection Mass will take place at 9:15 a.m. Second Presbyterian 143 Parsonage St., Pittston 654-141 March 24: -9:30 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m., Worship March 26: - 7 p.m., AA Meeting March 27 - 6:30 p.m., Choir rehearsal March 28 - 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday worship March 29 - Noon, Good Friday service at First United Methodist Church, West Pittston; 7 p.m, Good Friday Service at First Congregational Church, Luzerne Ave., West Pittston Sunday, March 31 - 7 a.m. – Easter Sunrise Service; 11 a.m.- Easter Morning celebration Trinity Episcopal Spring Street and Montgomery Avenue, West Pittston Sunday Holy Eucharist: 11 a.m. every Sunday. Holy Week Services: Palm Sunday, March24, Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m. with Blessing of Palms; Maundy Thursday, March 28, 4:30 p.m. Agape Meal, 5:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist with The Washing of the Feet; Good Friday, March 29, 5:15 p.m. Good Friday Services; Easter Vigil, March 30, 5:15 p.m. Holy Vigil and Lighting of the New Fire; Easter Day, March 31, 11 a.m. Easter Sunday Holy Eucharist Youth Program: 10:45 a.m. every Sunday. Parish Life Events Team: Bi-monthly first Sundays. Parish Council: Every second Sunday. Women of Trinity: Every third Sunday. Music Together classes: Fun and music for infants and children through age 5 accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Spring semester of Music Together begins April 9. For information email musicareproject@hotmail.com. Dates are March 11, 18 and 25.


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Wyoming Area High School excels at regional Science Olympiad The Wyoming Area High School Science Olympiad Team participated in the northeast PA regional competition at Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus in early March. The team finished in second place overall out of a field of 27 teams and medaled in 11 out of 23 individual events. This included three gold medals, two silver medals, one bronze medal, and five fourth-place medals. Medal winners as follows: first place Anatomy, Danielle Spagnuolo and Olivia Kotulka; first place - Chem Lab , Greg Cajka and Stormy Ruiz; first place - Circuit Lab, Greg Cajka and Leslie Shum-

las; second place - Elastic Launched Glider, Danielle and Grabrielle Spagnuolo; second place - Astronomy, Greg Cajka and Gared Zabosky; third place - Technical Problem Solving, Gabrielle Spagnuolo and Stormy Ruiz; fourth place - Mag Lev, Stormy Ruiz and Austin Shission; fourth place - Robot Arm, Emily Bellanco and Audrey Heidacavage; fourth place - Rocks and Minerals, Samantha Williams and Olivia Kotulka; fourth place - Forensics, Audrey Heidacavage and Emily Bellanco; fourth place - Designer Genes, Emily Bellanco and Audrey Heidacavage. The entire team will advance to the

state competition to be held at Juniata College on April 26. Pictured in the photo, front row, left to right: Gabrielle Spagnuolo, Stormy Ruiz, Samantha Williams, Olivia Katulka, Amy Alder. Back row: Mrs. Anne Wall, Head Coach Molly Kearns, Assistant Coach Nancy Roman, Gared Zaboski, Brittany Thomas, Brian Wisowaty, Danielle Spagnuolo, Audrey Heidacavage, Emily Bellanco, Greg Cajka, Leslie Shumlas, Austin Shission, Mr. Gordon Williams, Science Department Chair David Pizano. Absent from photo: Mr. Damien Rutkoski, Mr. Alan Hanczyc.

Wyoming Area Shore Bowl Team competes at Rutgers Wyoming Area High School competed at Shore Bowl at Rutgers University in February. Shore Bowl is the New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania regional competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB). This year marked the 15th year that Wyoming area has participated. The NOSB is a nationally recognized and highly acclaimed high school academic completion that provides a forum for talented students to test their knowledge of the marine sciences including biology, chemistry, physics, and geology. From left, seated, are Gared Zaboski, Gregory Cajka, Christopher Wall, Emily Bellanco, and Nicholas Leon. Standing, Assistant Coach Molly Kearns, Stormy Ruiz, Alex Krispin, Megan Bonomo, John Bankus, and Head Coach Anne Wall.

Come join the Wyoming Area Drama Club as it presents “A Morning with the Cat in the Hat” from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 in the Wyoming Area Secondary Center Cafeteria. Enjoy a morning of face painting, arts and crafts, storytelling and a very special performance by the cast of “Seussical the Musical.” Meet and greet your favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Grinch, Gertrude McFuzz, Yertle the Turtle, The Cat in the Hat, and many more Admission is just $5 a person and tickets ae available at the door. Refreshments, including Dr. Seuss desserts and treats, will be served. Oh say can you say that you’ll join us this day? Come follow your hunch as we celebrate and play. And don’t forget to save the date for “Seussical the Musical” at 7 p.m. on April 12 and 13 and at 2 p.m. on April 14 at 2 p.m. in the Wyoming Area Auditorium. Tickets are $10.

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Wyoming Area history teacher Barbara Bullions and Spanish teacher Christine Marianacci are planning an EF Educational tour of Eastern Europe for summer 2014. The trip will visit Berlin, Prague, Krakow, Budapest and Vienna. It will also include a tour of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. Once a student registers for the trip, the price is guaranteed, so for the best possible rates, students are advised to register early. In addition,

EF is offering a $100 discount to students who enroll before March 31. A monthly payment plan is available. This will be Mrs. Bullions’ eighth trip through EF Tours. She has previously accompanied students to Great Britain, Italy, France and Spain. A trip to Greece is planned for next summer. For further information, call 6552836, ext. 2180. Montgomery Avenue Elementary

Early dismissal/ Act 80 Day There will be an Early Dismissal/ Act 80 Day on Wednesday, March 27. Students in grades K-6 will be dismissed atnoon. »Easter vacation Easter vacation will begin on Thursday, March 28 and end on Monday, April 1. School will resume on Tuesday, April 2. (Please note that this was a change on thhe school calendar) The faculty and staff at Montgomery Avenue Elementary wish everyone a Happy Easter. »Holiday Food Collection The Montgomery Avenue Elementary PTO is conducting a food drive for Easter. Anyone wishing to donate non-perishable food for this project can do so until March 26. The food will be donated to the United Methodist Church’s food pantry in West Pittston. The classroom with the highest can goods collection (per student) will be rewarded with an ice cream party. »Easter egg hunt Montgomery Avenue Elementary PTO will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Tuesday, March 26 for grades K-5 on the school’s playground.

WYOMING AREA CATHOLIC NEWS Wyoming Area Catholic in Exeter announces the following: »Dates to remember: March 27 - 9 a.m. Liturgy, seventh-grade students will be the leaders of prayer March 27 - 11 a.m. dismissal March 28 – April 2, Easter holiday, no school April 3 – Classes resume »Easter basket collection for Friends of the Poor Student Council sponsored this collection for Friends of the Poor in Scranton. Students assembled small Easter baskets to distribute to children who visit the Friends of the Poor for help. The following items were placed in the baskets. Pre-K – K -Coloring Books

First grade - Crayons Second grade - Children’s toothbrushes Third grade - Small tubes of toothpaste Fourth grade - Jump ropes Fifth grade - Sidewalk chalk sSxth grade - Puzzles, checkers, books Seventh grade - Marshmallow bunnies or peeps Eighth grade - Chocolate Easter bunnies » MARCH MADNESS Wyoming Area Catholic School’s annual “March Madness” Basketball Tournament, sponsored by the booster Club, will run through March 27. Numerous teams from all over Wyoming Valley will participate in this event. Boys and girls in grades 3 through 8 will participate in a half dozen individual brackets.

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500 Employment 600 Financial

700 Merchandise 800 Pets & Animals

900 Real Estate 1000 Service Directory

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Legals/ Public Notices

WANTED!

LEGAL NOTICE

100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 110

Lost

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LOST DOG, Sheltie, by Hunlock Creek Main Road near Route 11 on March 17. Answers to “Boomer” small tan and white male. One blue eye and one crooked canine tooth. Sweet nature and a bit shy. 570-574-5482 570-204-0590 570-542-7588

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LOST. Black Rosary Beads & round finger rosary, in a small burgundy pouch. Sentimental value. Gerrity’s, Dundee or St. Nick’s W-B. 570-675-3503

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Found

LIKE NEW Used Tires & Batteries for $20 & Up

VITO’S & GINO’S

949 Wyoming Ave. Forty Fort

288-8995

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Notice is hereby given that the report of the Auditor of the Pittston Area School District for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, in the Office of the Prothonotary of Luzerne County and the same will be confirmed absolutely unless an appeal is taken therefrom within thirty (30) days after the filing thereof. The audit report is also available for inspection at the Office of the Secretary, Pittston Area School District, 5 Stout St., Yatesville, Pittston Pennsylvania. By order of the Board Deborah Rachilla Secretary Pittston Area School District

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DIVORCE No Fault $295 divorce295.com Atty. Kurlancheek 800-324-9748 W-B FREE Bankruptcy Consultation Payment plans. Carol Baltimore 570-822-1959

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LEGAL NOTICE

LAW OFFICES OF DOMINICK P. PANNUNZIO 294 Main Street Dupont, Pennsylvania 18641 ESTATE NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that Letters of Administration have been granted in the Estate of KATHERINE R. WILLS, A/K/A KATHERINE WILLS, late of the City of Wilkes-Barre, who died October 12. 2012. All persons indebted to said Estate are requested to make payment and those having claims to present the same, without delay, to the Administratrix, KATHY ORR and her Attorneys. SAPORITO, SAPORITO & FALCONE 490 North Main St. Pittston, PA 18640

150 Special Notices ADOPTION: A safe, secure life filled with forever love awaits your baby. Wendy 888-959-7660 Expenses paid.

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MERCEDES-BENZ ‘12 C300 4Matic Sport

Autos under $5000

FORD ’95 F150

4x4. 1 Owner. 91K. 4.9 engine, auto. Runs great. New paint, stake body with metal floor. 570-675-5046. Leave message, will return call.

REDUCED!!! NOW $3,595

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FORD ‘08 FOCUS SE

Silver, black interior. 4 door sedan. Power windows and locks, CD. 104k highway miles. Runs excellent. $7200 negotiable. 570-578-9222

Runs great! 211,000 miles, 4x4, new windshield, alternator, front wheel studs, spark plug wires, ignition module, brakes, throttle body gasket, 3 oxygen sensors, fuel pump, tank, & filter. New tires with alloy rims. New transmission. $4,000, OBO. 570-793-5593

REDUCED!!! NOW $3,595

Sedan 4-Door 3.0L AWD. Only 7,700 miles. Black exterior & interior. Premium 1 package. Garage kept. Like new $32,000 570-881-0866

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TOYOTA ‘04 CELICA GT

457 Wanted to Buy Auto

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

MAZDA `88 RX-7 CONVERTIBLE

1 owner, garage kept, 65k original miles, black with grey leather interior, all original & never seen snow. $7,995. Call 570-237-5119

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Part Time

Local Consulting firm seeks a committed, organized professional on a part-time basis Monday through Friday, 9am12pm. Primary responsibilities will include clerical and administrative procedures and systems, such as filing, copying and record keeping. 1-3 years experience working in an office environment and knowledge of operation of standard office equipment required. Send resume to: MC2 Consulting, 90 Main St., Luzerne, PA 18709, 570-714-3860, fax 570-714-7594 or email rebeccas@ evergreenbic.com

Legal Secretary/ Receptionist Full time. Legal experience preferred but will train the right candidate. Excellent phone etiquette is necessary. Must be able to work independently, computer knowledge is a must. Duties will include answering telephones, typing, billing, general office functions. Send resume and cover letter to: The Times Leader Box 4330 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre,PA 18711

PICKUP

570-574-1275

RECEPTIONIST

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Full time Receptionist needed for a Physician office. Front desk responsibilities including: answering phones, checking patients in and out, registering patients, collecting payments and verifying insurance.

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509 ONLY ONL NLY L ONE N LE LLEA LEADER. E DER D .

Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

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CARPENTERS NEEDED

CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER

2013 SUBARU

LEGACY

• Automatic • All Wheel Drive • 32 MPG Highway • Bluetooth • IIHS Top Safety Pick

2.5i

$

249

LOOKING

FOR CAREER CHANGE?

WE

PROVIDE INITIAL & ONGOING TRAINING. OUR TECHNICIANS APPLY FERTILIZER, LIME & WEED PREVENTATIVES AS WELL AS INSECT CONTROL & TURF AERATION SERVICES FOR RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS.

FULL TIME WORK MONDAY-FRIDAY 8 AM – 5 PM

MUST

HAVE GOOD MATH SKILLS, CLEAN DRIVING RECORD & PASS PHYSICAL & DRUG TEST.

APPLY ONLINE AT: WWW.GRASSHOPPER LAWNS.COM OR STOP IN FOR APPLICATION AT: 470 E. STATE STREET LARKSVILLE, PA 18651 QUESTIONS? EMAIL BRIAN PHILLIPS AT: GRASSHOPPER.JOBS @GMAIL.COM

538

Janitorial/ Cleaning

1 DAB-0

PER MONTH LEASE 36 MONTHS 30,000 TOTAL MILES

570-346-4641 1-800-982-4054

www.minookasubaru.com

HOURS: MONDAY THRU THURSDAY 9:00 A.M. TO 8:30 P.M. FRIDAY 9:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M. SATURDAY 9:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M. • CLOSED SUNDAY EPA estimated fuel economy for 2013 Legacy 2.5i CVT models. Actual mileage may vary.Tax not included. Financing contingent on lender approval. Other lease terms available. Call for details.

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Logistics/ Transportation

Hiring Experienced Tri Axle CDL Vacuum Truck Drivers and Laborers. Must be physically fit, reliable, have good driving records and friendly attitude. Excellent wages. Call Mon-Fri 1 pm to 4 pm. 570-477-5818

tion for a full time experienced person with no less than 57 years in related EVS- Housekeeping-Custodial and leadership knowledge in the facility cleaning industry. Ability to manage, work with staff, train and be in a working supervisory role. Floor care knowledge required. This positions is 2nd shift mainly 40-45 hours a week 3p-12mid some 2p-10pm. Occasional Sat maybe needed. Traveling will be required between Luzerne-Lackawanna- Lehigh Valley Area- with other opportunities within 75 mile radius. Working with employees on all facets of cleaning will be needed. Flexible, professional and ability to multi task under high pressure results. Excellent salary- car allowance, iPad and phone will be available. Clean MVR and valid driver license required. Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs. Apply online: www.sovereigncs.com NO phone calls please! EOE and Drug Free Workplace

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Growing manufacturer has a position open for a Customer Service Manager in a fast-paced environment. Responsibilities include processing orders, handling and resolving customer inquiries and problems. Strong communications skills, good attendance, the ability to multitask and handle a very fast paced environment a must. Strong computer skills including word, excel, lotus notes, AS400. Only team players need apply. Ten years experience preferred. Textile background a plus. A comprehensive benefit package including vacation, medical, dental, 401K. Send Resume To: American Silk Mill 75 Stark Street Plains , Pa 18705

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Water trucks Class A CDL Hazmat Certification 2 Years Minimum Experience Tunkhannock Area

Call Jack: 570.881.5825

DRIVERS:

Home Nightly Hazleton, PA Dedicated Run. New Higher Pay! CDL-A, 1 year exp. required. Estenson Logistics. Apply: www.goelc.com 1-866-336-9642

OWNER OPERATORS:

100% No-Touch. Dedicated Loads. Bloomsburg, PA to Lansing, MI. 2000 or newer tractor, CDL-A, 18 months experience. Tabitha: 800-325-7884 x4

EXPERIENCED SERVICE MANAGER Opening for:

Experienced Service Manager, 2nd Shift. We Offer Top Wages and Benefits Package. Call for Interview and Ask for Paul or Dave: Falzone Towing Service, Inc. 271 N. Sherman St Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18702 570.823.2100

700 MERCHANDISE

SALES

708

CAREER OPPORTUNITY EXPERIENCED SALES PERSONS WANTED TO SERVICE NEW AND

EXISTING ACCOUNTS.

COMPANY

BENEFITS,

VACATION AND PAID TRAINING.

IF

YOU

WANT A CAREER

675-3283

MON-FRI

OFFICE FURNITURE DELIVERY DRIVER

EARN up to $800 A WEEK DELIVERING OFFICE FURNITURE PLUS: •HOME NIGHTS •NO WEEKENDS •SAFETY BONUSES •SIGN ON BONUS •CDL AND NON CDL POSITIONS AVAILABLE •HEALTH INSURANCE •PAID HOLIDAYS Send resume to Larry@ edsioffice.com or fax: 570-501-0587

HOME HEALTH RN Openings for:

Full time, part time, per diem and on call. Covering Wyoming Valley, Scranton, and Tunkhannock areas. Call Associated Family Homecare, Inc. 570.283.5917 to schedule interview M-F 8am-4:30pm

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Other

BE A RIVER GUIDE!

Friendly outdoor people needed to guide whitewater raft trips on the Lehigh River. Mostly weekends in the Spring, Summer and Fall. Some weekday work available in July & August. Experience helpful but not necessary. Contact Marc S. Brown 570-443-9728 OR Check out our website at: www.whitewater challengers.com

Logistics/ Transportation

DRIVERS WANTED

Sales/Retail/ Business Development

TO

SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW

548 Medical/Health

FACILITY CLEANING MANAGER 2nd shift New addi-

566

AND NOT A JOB CALL

SUB CONTRACTOR WANTED

518 Customer Support/Client Care

$374 Total Due at Signing

LAWN CARE TECHNICIAN

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Call 570-654-5775

$0 Down Payment $0 Security Deposit $249 1st Month Payment $125 Registration Fees

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

506 Administrative/ Clerical

FREE

Motorcycles

Garage kept, no rust, lots of chrome, black with teal green flake. Includes storage jack & 2 helmets. $3600 570-410-1026

533

CHEVROLET `98 SILVERADO 1500 EXTENDED CAB LS

4x4. 1 Owner. 91K. 4.9 engine, auto. Runs great. New paint, stake body with metal floor. 570-675-5046. Leave message, will return call.

415 Autos-Antique & Classic 409

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

FORD ’95 F150

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY Free Consultation. Contact Atty. Sherry Dalessandro 570-823-9006

Line up a place to live in classified! NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Letters of Administration have been granted in the Estate of Doris Kaspriskie, late of Dupont, County of Luzerne, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, who died on January 24, 2012, to Gary Kaspriskie, of 208 Smith Street, Dupont, PA 18641. All persons indebted to said estate are required to make payment, and those having claims or demands, to present the same without delay to Gary Kaspriskie, Administrator of the Estate of Doris Kaspriskie, c/o Dominick P. Pannunzio, Esquire, 294 Main Street, Dupont, Pennsylvania 18641

Attorney Services

ALL JUNK CARS! CA$H PAID

451

With experience in building restoration and water proofing. Must have contractors insurance, truck and tools.

Call 570.708.2083 570.760.5218

554

Production/ Operations

PRINTING PRESS OPERATOR Growing printing

company is looking to hire a printing press operator. Candidate must be familiar with a 5 color with coater printing press.

Please call 570-824-3557 or send resume to rich@blasiprinting.com

566

Sales/Retail/ Business Development

MARKETING/SALES

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

OR VISIT

www.cmseast.com

SALES REPRESENTATIVE Wine & Spirits sales organization is seeking dynamic sales rep for Northeastern PA counties (primary focus on W-B, Scranton, Poconos). Should have knowledge of the restaurant and bar industry and the ability to communicate to owners and managers of these establishments. College degree preferred. Sales exp. required. Reliable transportation is a must. Apply at www.southernwine.jobs. Tracking code 9355. EEO/AAP

COCCIA FORD LINCOLN

Due to a recent expansion, one of the area’s largest & fastest growing Dealerships is now seeking

SALES PEOPLE AUTOMOTIVE SALES EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!!

AUTO MECHANIC CAR WASHER Excellent pay and benefits including 401k plan. Apply to: Greg Martin 577 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18702 570-823-8888 email: grmartin@ cocciacars.com

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Business Opportunities

PERSONAL TRAINING GYM FOR SALE $30,000 Fully equipped, turn key operation, six years in business. Owner is relocating. 570-592-2458 for details

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

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Antiques & Collectibles

ATTENTION VENDORS Accent items,

ceramics, baskets, holiday items, glasses, much more. ALL EXCELLENT PRICES AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. 570-675-5046 after 5:30 P.M. YEARBOOKS. COUGHLIN (30) 1928-2000. GAR (18)) 1937-2006, MEYERS (15) 19532003, PITTSTON (6) 1967-’75, WVW (12), 1967-2000, KINGSTON (11) 1932-’52, HAZLETON, (8) 1940-’61, PLAINS, (3) 1966’68, HANOVER 1951’74. Prices vary depending on condition. $20-$40 each. Call for further details and additional school editions. 570-825-4721 arthurh302@ aol.com

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Exercise Equipment

LEG EXTENSION MACHINE Hammer Strength ISO-Lateral. 4 years old, plate loaded, platinum frame, navy upholstery. New condition. $1000. SEATED L E G C U R L MACHINE, Hammer Strength ISOLateral. 4 years old, plate loaded, platinum frame, navy upholstery, New condition. $1000. Call Jim 570-855-9172

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Furniture & Accessories

CHAIRS, (2) Genuine leather, custom made recliners. Taupe color, like new. $550 each. 570-675-5046

FURNISH FOR LESS

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

758 Miscellaneous CLOTHES. Boys, over 50 items, (lg-xl 14-16, $45, ECH DECKS (ramps & skateboards, over 50-$45, DVD’S, children, various kids shows, 12 for $25, BOOKS, kids 25 for $20, DVD’s 12 for $25, WWE DVD’s 4 for $40, Skechers, womens, size 9, 3 for $30 WWE figures, (35) with accessories, $45, SKATES, hockey tour, boys sze 8, $15, JACKETS, womens, $40 for all. COATS & JACKETS (5) Boys, $40 for all, BOARD GAMES, Excellent, $45. Callfor details 237-1583 DRYERS (2) SALON. Chairs attached. Black, new. 1 never used other slightly used. $150 each. 570-655-9877

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780

Televisions/ Accessories

TV 19” COLOR

With remote and DVD/VCR combo player. $25.00 each or $40.00 for both. Call 570-814-9574

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise WANTED, Vintage Baseball Cards. 1960s, 50s, 40s and earlier. bob74b@msn.com 708-567-5380

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Hughestown Boro

900 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE 906 Homes for Sale Having trouble paying your mortgage? Falling behind on your payments? You may get mail from people who promise to forestall your foreclosure for a fee in advance. Report them to the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency. Call 1-877FTC-HELP or click on ftc.gov. A message from The Times Leader and the FTC.

DUPONT

LUZERNE

761 North Street. Three bedrooms two bathrooms, finished basement for family, workout or office, out of flood area, low taxes, great elementary school. Quiet streets, kids can ride bikes or skateboard. Above ground pool with deck, fenced yard. New roof, windows, and electrical, 200 amp service. Gas water, baseboard heat, new gas and hot water heater. mitsubishi high efficiency air conditioning/heat pump. 2nd floor has central air, 1,800 total square feet. Will pay 3% to realtor, but must be present at time of showing. More info:

LAND

Apartments/ Unfurnished

WILKES-BARRE

1/2 acre of land for sale in Hughestown Boro. 92’ road frontage & over 300’ deep. Public sewer, water, & gas. Located behind Grace Luxury Apts. on Division St. $55,000.

Mayflower Crossing Apartments 570.822.3968 1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms

17,000 sq. ft. lot for sale in Hughestown Boro. 118’ road frontage x 137’ deep. Back property line is 132’ wide. Public sewer, water, & gas. Located behind Grace Luxury Apts on North View Drive. $35,000 570-760-7326

- 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*

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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

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 570-654-1490

LAFLIN $389,900

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. 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

LAFLIN

7 CONCORD DRIVE $244,900 Two story, 1,800 sq. ft., in Oakwood Park. 8 rooms, cozy kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, large living room, family room with fireplace, dining room, sunroom with hardwood floors. Two car garage, central air. Lot 100’ x 125’. Move in Condition. Call Ed at 570-655-4294 for appointment.

NANTICOKE

Listing ID 23937988. Open House every Sunday 1 until 3 p.m. until it’s sold. $124,900 Call (570)406-2448 570-575-5087

MOOSIC $99,900

Apartments/ Unfurnished

EXETER

TOWNHOUSE Wildflower Village Like New! 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, living room, large dining/kitchen area. Deck. $695/mo + utilities. No Pets. 570-696-4393

WILKES-BARRE

2 bedroom apartment. 1 bath. Eat in kitchen. Closed in terrace. Full usable attic. $625 + utilities & security. Call: 718-809-3338

WILKES-BARRE

R. 1104 Springbrook Cape Cod home with endless possibilities. 3-4 bedroom, 1 bath, central air, plenty of storage. Enclosed porch, garage with carport. Situated on 3 lots. Directions: 181, Exit 180 Moosic (Rt. 11) L. onto 502, straight 1/2 mile. Turn R onto 8th St., up hill, turn left, house 3rd on right. www.atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 13-607 Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

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WEST PITTSTON 128 LINDEN ST.

Motivated Seller! Beautiful Cape Cod. 3+ bedrooms, 2 full baths. Ultra-modern kitchen with granite countertops, tile floors & laundry area. Dining room has French doors, with laminated floors. Plenty of closet space. 2nd floor master bedroom & adjoining den. New windows, water heater, electric, gas furnace. Three season porch, mudroom & fenced yard. $125,900. 570-883-9943 570-212-8684

WYOMING

575 Susquehanna Avenue

FOR SALE BY OWNER NEVER FLOODED

4 bedroom, 2 full bath in a great neighborhood. New windows entire home, finished lower level, detached garage, 4 season sunroom. Master suite has new full bath and large walk in closet. New above ground pool with deck. Must see! PRICED TO SELL $179,000 570-885-6848

YATESVILLE TOTALLY

RENOVATED, MODERN, OPEN FLOOR PLAN TOWNHOUSE. Great Location, convenient to Wilkes-Barre & Scranton. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, single car attached garage, kitchen, dining & living rooms, deck. Stainless steel appliances, Corian countertops, no HOA. $159,900 570-654-1964

909 1472 S. Hanover St. Well maintained bi-level house features 2 bedrooms, 1 3/4 baths, recreation room with propane stove. 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

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Income & Commercial Properties

KINGSTON Charming 2 bed-

room, 2nd floor apartment, features a fireplace, built-in bookcases, large living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen, sun room & much more! $525 + utilities. Available April 1st. Please call 570-714-8568

KINGSTON Newly remodeled. 2

bedrooms, 1 bathroom, wall to wall, off street parking, washer/dryer hookup in the basement. $510/per month. Call (570)288-9507

KINGSTON

SECOND FLOOR Efficiency Apartment Refrigerator and stove provided. All utilities included. Nice neighborhood. $475 per month. Lease, first & security deposit. R e f e r e n c e s required. No pets. 570-288-5569

LUZERNE

SPLIT LEVEL STYLE brick Beautiful

trimmed Colonial, 2nd floor 2 bedroom unit with wood paneled loft. Remodeled completely, maple kitchen, all appliances, gorgeous enclosed porch, covered carport, gas fireplace, more! $850 + utilities. 2 YEAR SAME RENT LEASE, NO PETS / SMOKING. EMPLOYMENT V E R I F I C AT I O N

AMERICA REALTY 570-288-1422

NANTICOKE

2nd floor, 1 bedroom non smoking. Water & sewer refuge included. No pets. 1 year lease + references. $400/month + security & utilities. Call 570-735-3719

PITTSTON

1 room + bath efficiency. Wall to wall carpeting, includes all utilities plus garbage & sewer. Stove & refrigerator included. Security. No pets. $400/ month. Call 570-655-1606

TAYLOR

2nd floor. 5 rooms, appliances, sewer & water furnished. New paint & carpeting. Washer & dryer hookup. No pets. No smoking, security deposit required. 570-457-9446

WEST PITTSTON

203 Delaware Ave. . 4 rooms, no pets, no smoking, off street parking. Includes heat, water, sewer, fridge, stove, w/d. High security bldg. 570-655-9711

WEST WYOMING

HANOVER

Repossessed Income Property Out of flood area 5 apartments, 2 buildings on one lot in excellent condition. Hardwood floors. $95,000 570-822-9697

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

North Main Street 1 block from General Hospital, 3 room apartment, washer/dryer, stove, refrigerator, 1st & last months rent + security, references required. Water Paid. $525/per month 570-706-6487 After 6 p.m.

WILKES-BARRE PARRISH ST

Very Nice 2 bedroom. 2nd Floor $540 + utilities. Security, References, Background check. 570-332-8792

953 Houses for Rent

JENKINS TWP.

Small 2 bedroom single family house for rent. $500 a month. Security deposit required. Background check. Some appliances included. NO PETS. Call 570-466-2233 for details.

OLD FORGE LUXURY TOWNHOUSE Built in 2003 this

luxurious 3 bedroom townhome features hardwood floors on main floor, finished basement, large master suite, private outdoor deck and back yard, off street parking, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, DirecTV, highspeed internet, garbage, sewer, gas heat with brand new furnace, central air conditioning with brand new compressor, brand new carpeting on 2nd floor in all bedrooms, extra closet space, large basement storage room, wood blinds in aLL rooms, all yard maintenance and snow plowing included. This is an end unit with only one other unit attached. Rent is $1,400. per month & requires $1,400. security deposit. Minimum one year lease required. Must fill out credit application. NO PETS. 570-840-1960

THE ULTIMATE

(REMODELED) W-B General Hospital location. Impeccably remodeled 1st FLOOR. Managaed by AMERICA REALTY. Maple kitchen, appliances, laundry, 1 bedroom with aesthetic Victorian fireplace, more. $625 + utilities, 2 year same rent. A P P L I C AT I O N , EMPLOYMENT V E R I F I C AT I O N , NO PETS.

AMERICA REALTY 570-288-1422 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!

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947

Garages

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953 Houses for Rent

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1 bedroom house on Sylvan Lake, $515/month, plus utilities & one month security. Available April 1. Call 570-256-7535

1024

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1057Construction & Building

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1249 Remodeling & Repairs

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Accounting/ Finance

503

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PAYROLL ACCOUNTANT

MANAGER TRAINEES SEND US YOUR RESUME Expanding Burger King Franchise in the area needs enthusiastic, aggressive people for Management Positions. Benefits Include: • Health Insurance Plan • 401 (K) • Dental And Life Insurance Available • Bonus Plan • Paid Vacation • Paid Sick Days • 45 Hour Work Week • Competitive Salary If You Have Pride In Your Own Ability Send Your Resume To: Burger King Attn: Personnel Dept. 185 Ferguson Avenue Shavertown, Pa 18708 E-Mail: Hr@Pdmco.Net E.O.E.

McCarthy Tire Service Company, one of the largest commercial tire dealers in North America, is seeking a full time Payroll Accountant at our headquarters located in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The successful candidate must have hands on payroll administration experience using an in house payroll system to process the weekly payroll of the entire organization. This includes date entry, verification of hours, reconciliation and completion of payroll tax calculations. This person will also be responsible for sales tax entry, process of yearly tax returns, and the generation of the annual W-2 forms. Successful candidate must have at least 5-7 years of experience in this function. Attention to detail is crucial as well as the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Experience in Microsoft Word and Excel is required as this position also assists other members of the Accounting department with monthly general ledger account reconciliations. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to deal with all levels of employees and must maintain a high level of discretion and confidentiality.

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4under$200 26 MPG

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The 2013 Volkswagen

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2013 Honda Civic LX Sedan • Model #FB2F5DEW • 140-hp (SAE Net), 1.8 Liter, 16 Valve, SOHC i-VTEC® 4 Cylinder Engine • 5 Speed Automatic Transmission • Air Conditioning with Air Filtration System • i-MID with 5 inch LCD Screen and Customizable Feature Settings • Rear View Camera with Guidelines • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®3 • SMS Text Message Function4 • Power Windows and Door Locks • Vehicle Stability AssistTM (VSA®) with Traction Control • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) • Cruise Control • Illuminated Steering Wheel Mounted Cruise, Audio, Phone and i-MID Controls • 160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 4 Speakers • Pandora® Internet Radio Compatibility5 • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio3 • USB Audio Interface6 • MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack • Exterior Temperature Indicator • Security System with Remote Entry and Trunk Release

188

$

$0 DOWN PAYMENT

MPG 28 City 39 HWY

*PPererr Mo. LLease ea

*Lease 36 Months through AHFC. $0 Down Payment. 1st payment and tags due at delivery. Residual $12,445.65

Thank You To Our Customers APR FINANCING NOW AVAILABLE!

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2013 PILOT EX 4WD

$0 DOWN PAYMENT

MPG 17 City 24 HWY

• Model #YF4H4DEW • 250-hp (SAE Net), 3.5-Liter, 24-Valve, SOHC i-VTEC® V-6 Engine • Variable Torque Management® 4-Wheel Drive System (VTM-4®) • 18-Inch Alloy Wheels • Power Windows/Locks • Fog Lights • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) • i-MID with 8-inch WQVGA (480x320) Screen, Customizable Feature Settings and Rearview Camera with Guidelines • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® • Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control System with Humidity Control and Air Filtration • Driver’s Seat with 10-Way Power Adjustment, Including Power Lumbar Support • 229-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 7 Speakers, Including Subwoofer • 2-GB CD Library • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio **Lease ase 36 Months through • USB Audio Interface 1st payment and tags due at

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ahfc ahfc. $0 Down Payment Payment. delivery. Residual $18,823.90

*On select models to qualified buyers for limited term.

2013 ACCORD LX SEDAN

2013 Honda CR-V LX

$0 DOWN PAYMENT

MPG 22 City 30 HWY

MPG 27 City 36 HWY • Model #CR2F3DEW • 185-hp (SAE Net), 2.4-Liter, 16-Valve, DOHC i-VTEC® 4-Cylinder Engine with Direct Injection • Vehicle Stability AssistTM (VSA®) with Traction Control • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) • 16-Inch Alloy Wheels • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Air-Filtration System • Rearview Camera with Guidelines • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® • Pandora® Internet Radio Compatibility • USB Audio Interface • MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack • i-MID with 8-inch WQVGA (480x320) Screen and Customizable Feature Settings

$0 DOWN PAYMENT

227

$

• Model #RM4H3DEW • 185-hp (SAE Net), 2.4-Liter, 16-Valve, DOHC i-VTEC® 4-Cylinder Engine • Automatic Transmission • Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control SystemTM • Vehicle Stability AssistTM (VSA®) with Traction Control • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink • USB Audio Interface • Remote Entry System • 160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 4 Speakers ****Lease *Lease 36 Months through ahfc ahfc. $0 Down Payment Payment. • Pandora® Radio Compatibility 1st payment and tags due at delivery. Residual $15,856.00 • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio

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* ** Per Mo. L ease Lease

***Lease Lease 36 Months through ahfc ahfc. $0 Down Payment Payment. 1st payment and tags due at delivery. Residual $14,194.70

*Per*** Mo. L ease Lease

LEASES BASED ON APPROVED CREDIT TIER 1 THRU AHFC. MILEAGE BASED ON 2012 EPA MILEAGE ESTIMATES. USE FOR COMPARISON PURPOSES ONLY. DO NOT COMPARE TO MODELS BEFORE 2008. YOUR ACTUAL MILEAGE WILL VARY DEPENDING ON HOW YOU DRIVE AND MAINTAIN YOUR VEHICLE. OFFERS EXPIRE 4/30/2013.

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1.9%for 36 mos. 2.9%for 60 mos. On All Certified Hondas

View Prices at www.mattburnehonda.com

‘S 02 HONDA CIVIC LX SEDAN

Gray, 90K, Was $7,950

Red, 92K

$5,995

Now

$7,750

Now

00 MAZDA MIATA SE CONV.

00 HONDA ACCORD EX COUPE

Dk. Cherry, 103K

Black, 89K

Now

$8,950

Now

$8,950

HONDA ACCORD SDN 05 VP, White, 68K 07 VP, Silver, 86K 04 EXL V6, Gray, 79K 07 EXL V6, Gold, 32K

$9,950 $10,950 $12,500 $14,950

07 HONDA CIVIC LX CPE Black, 67K

Now

$10,950

1.9% for 36 mos

2.9% for 60 mos

ACCORDS 08 ACCORD EXL SDN Green, 70K .....................NOW $13,950 10 ACCORD LX SDN Red, 28K...........................NOW $15,550 10 ACCORD LX SDN Black, 25K .........................NOW $16,750

10 ACCORD EXL SDN Red, 41K .......................NOW $17,500 10 10 08 11 11

ACCORD ACCORD ACCORD ACCORD ACCORD

LXP SDN Black, 20K ......................NOW $17,950 EX SDN Gray, 20K ..........................NOW $18,500 EX SDN Red, 54K ..........................NOW $14,950 LX SDN Silver, 31K .........................NOW $17,950 EX SDN Gray, 17K ..........................NOW $19,500

08 FORD FUSION SEL SEDAN

ELEMENT 4WD CRZ HYBRID 10 ELEMENT EX Gray, 25K...................................NOW $18,950 11 CRZ EX Frost, 5K.................................................NOW $17,500

1.9% for 36 mos

Black, 65K

Now

$10,950

10 HONDA FIT SPORT Red, 37K......................NOW $14,950 10 CHEVY AVEO LT 5DR

Gray, 38K, Was $15,750

White, 35K

JEEP PATRIOT 4WD Green, 46K

Now

$13,500

Now

$11,950

VW JETTA SDN 09 S, Black, 5Spd, 19K $13,500 10 SEL, White, 5Spd, 35K $16,500

09 SUBARU IMPREZA AWD SEDAN

09 DODGE JOURNEY SXT 4WD

Red, 50K

Blue 35K

Now

$14,950

PILOT 4WD 10 PILOT EXL DVD Gray, 45K .............................NOW $27,250 11 PILOT EXL Gray, 32K ........................................NOW $28,500 11 PILOT EXL Silver, 31K .......................................NOW $29,500 11 PILOT EXL Gray, 11K.........................................NOW $30,500 11 PILOT EX Gray, 40K ...........................................NOW $25,950 11 PILOT EX Black, 36K ..........................................NOW $26,950 11 PILOT EXL Red, 25K .........................................NOW $29,950 12 PILOT TOURING NAV/ROVD White, 18K NOW $36,500

00 LEXUS RX300 AWD Gold, 103K

03 HONDA CRV LX 4WD Brown, 77K

$9,750

Now

03 HONDA CRV LX 4WD

Now

$14,950

1.9% for 36 mos 10 10 10 10 11 12 12 10 10 10 10

CIVIC CIVIC CIVIC CIVIC CIVIC CIVIC CIVIC CIVIC CIVIC CIVIC CIVIC

2.9% for 60 mos

CIVICS LX SDN Titanium, 60K ............................NOW $13,500 EX SDN Gray, 51K.................................NOW $14,950 LX SDN Titanium, 28K ............................NOW $15,250 LX CPE Gray, 18K..................................NOW $15,950 EX CPE Red, 20K..................................NOW $16,950 LX SDN Black, 12K ................................NOW $17,950 EXL Black, 6K..........................................NOW $19,950 LX SDN Red, 31K..................................NOW $14,950 LX SDN White, 27K................................NOW $15,750 LX SDN Silver, 21K ................................NOW $15,950 LX SDN Gray, 19K .................................NOW $16,250

2.9% for 60 mos

CRV 4WD 10 CRV EX Silver, 40K...............................................NOW $20,750 11 CRV SE Sage, 29K ...............................................NOW $21,250 10 CRV EXL NAVI Titanium, 49K ...........................NOW $21,500 11 CRV SE White, 25K...............................................NOW $21,500 10 CRV EXL Black, 19K............................................NOW $22,900 11 CRV EXL Titanium, 21K ........................................NOW $24,500 11 CRV EXL White, 18K............................................NOW $24,950 11 CRV LX Silver, 24K ...............................................NOW $20,950 11 CRV SE Titanium, 15K ...........................................NOW $21,500

06 HONDA CRV EX 4WD EX Black, 102K $10,950 SE White, 77K $14,950

06 HONDA CIVIC EX SEDAN

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

Now

Now

*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

$12,500

10 MAZDA 3i SPORT SEDAN Blue, 40K

$13,950

11 TOYOTA COROLLA S SEDAN

Navy, 25K

Now

$16,500

$10,750

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

Now

$10,950

04 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 4WD Gray, 85K

Now

$12,950

08 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT 4WD Red, 47K

Now

$14,500

11 SUBARU LEGACY AWD SDN

Navy, 11K

Now

$9,750

07 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LS 4WD

Red, 68K

Now

ODYSSEY 10 ODYSSEY TOURING RDVD/NAV Black, 24K.NOW $29,950

$9,750

$8,750

Now

Brown, 77K

10 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GLS SDN

$11,950

2.9% for 60 mos

Now

FIT

Now

1.9% for 36 mos

CHEVY COBALT CPE $8,500 08, Silver, 14K $10,950

09, 5 Spd, Silver, 65K

Gray, 29K

Now

$18,950

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

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