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An edition of THE TIMES LEADER

Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

April 3 to April 9, 2013


C. S. councilman’s grandfather honored

By GERARD NOLAN Abington Journal Correspondent

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Herman R. Johnson, a veteran of the Vietnam War, lives and works in Clarks Summit. He seeks the Medal of Honor for his grandfather, Henry Lincoln Johnson.

U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt called him one of the five bravest men to fight in World War I. France conferred its highest military honor, the Croix de Guerre, upon him. He returned to a hero’s welcome at home, including a ticker-tape parade in New York City. A World War I battle is named after him. He was nicknamed “Black Death.” The military

Council member, hope that telling his story will once and for all secure his place in American history as a valiant warrior, decorated with the military honor he deserves— the Congressional Medal of Honor. Politicians, including New York Sen. Charles Schumer, have touted Johnson as an unsung hero. The History Channel recently aired a documentary on his life. Albany, his hometown, has honored

used his image on recruitment posters after the war. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. But for generations following World War I, the memory of Henry Lincoln Johnson, Sergeant U.S. Army faded into obscurity. Henry Johnson’s relatives and admirers, including grandson Herman R. Johnson, a Clarks Summit Borough

Ever wonder how Clarks Green looked in the 1940s and 1950s? Where three byways intersected, small town America was in its heyday. “Clarks Green corners was just that,” said Clarks Summit resident and history buff, Warren Watkins, 80. He recalled Kermit Greene, chief of the Clarks Green Police Department. In the late 1940s and 1950s, Chief Greene was the only policeman in the department. “Kermit was responsible for the Clarks Green corners, which consists of North Abington Road, Glenburn Road and East Grove Street. His patrol car was his own. He is buried in the Clarks Green Cemetery.” Watkins took a walk down memory lane to paint a mental picture of the scene. “It was really their downtown area. It consisted of O’Malley’s Gulf (Gas) Station, Brown’s Pharmacy, a dentist, a hairdresser’s and barber shop. At one time, there was a gift shop, along with another small business, and at one time there was a Turkey Hill Store there.” The Borough Building, a small grocery store and also a barber shop were also part of the landscape. Farther down on East Grove Street was the Clarks Green Garage, (repaired and sold cars) and “that was about it,” said Watkins. “Later on, there was a funeral home next to the


The Borough of Clarks Summit’s Earth Day Celebration will be held downtown April 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. “The goal is to bring awareness to the community and surrounding communities about how valuable the Earth is and the need to protect it,” Clarks Summit Recycling and Earth Day Chair Patty Lawler said. Lawler was pleased with the results of the inaugural celebration last year. “For the first time out, it was very successful with big crowds,” she said. “This past year, people have been asking if we going to do Earth Day again. It’s been great. We want to capitalize on that and make it even better this year.” With the help of two grants,

borough building, and farther up next to Baumgartner’s (store), was the Baptist Church. The Insalaco’s Supermarket was built where the medical building is now. That pretty much made up the corners.” Watkins lives in Clarks Summit Borough, but not much farther than a stone’s throw away from Clarks Green Borough. He spent his youth roller skating, riding his bicycle, fishing. That is, he said, “besides church (Clarks Green United Methodist Church) and attending school.” “We found a lot of things to do on our own to keep busy.” He and his pals fished and ice skated on a pond on Venard Road and, “if we didn’t fish there, we’d get on our bikes and go to Glenburn Pond.” For anyone who did not wear a watch, a siren sounded at 7 a.m., noon and again at 6 p.m. To earn money, at one point when he was 12 or 13, Watkins ran a lawn business that included approximately 14 customers. But he did not have a car to transport the circa- 1930s push mower he inherited from his grandfather, so he tied the lawn mower to the back of his bike and pulled the mower to his customers. A newly formed Centennial Committee will plan ahead for the celebration of Clarks Green borough’s 100th anniversary May 14, 2014. One group aims to fund a town clock for the occasion. For details, contact Gail E. Rees, Chair, at 570.587.0505.

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Diversity SPRINGS into Film Fest TUNKHANNOCK- From comedies, to dramas and documentaries, this year’s Spring Film Festival at the Dietrich Theater, set for April 5 through 18, promises to be as diverse as the guests in attendance. “If you’ve never been to a film festival before, you’re in for a great surprise,” said Jennifer Jenkins, executive director. “You can travel around the world—France, Italy, Germany, Norway—and see royalty, refugees and rock stars, all without leaving the Dietrich Theater.” Jenkins said moviegoers often leave with many thoughtprovoking ideas, and even new friends. “We love the film festivals at the Dietrich for the way they bring all kinds of diverse people together,” she said.

Bring out your phone books

Students from Clarks Summit Elementary are stepping up to the plate again to take the Earth Day Challenge, now underway. Students are collecting phone books for recycling. The class that collects the most will become The Recycling Champs of 2013. Last year, David Temprine’s third grade class won the competition. Students have until April 18 for collection from the public. April 19, phone books will be tallied and the Recycling Champs of 2013 announced. Each member of the winning class will receive a T-shirt and be invited to be a junior marshal in the Borough’s Memorial Day Celebration. Last year, more than 1,500 phone books were recycled thanks to the students at C.S. Elementary. Principal Kevin Rogan and Councilwoman Patty Lawler are coordinating the event.

Clarks Summit EMA director retires

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“Especially during our Opening Night Gala, movie goers find themselves discussing movies with people they’ve never met.” The Opening Night Gala April 5 will feature two films: “Quartet” and “Hyde Park on the Hudson.” The night will


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The push mower, at right, was Warren Watkins’ grandfather’s. It originated in the early 1930s and it is still operational. As a boy, Warren Watkins used the worm box, at left, to collect fishing bait. The key on top was used to lock his roller skates.

By ELIZABETH BAUMEISTER Abington Journal Reporter

Lincoln Johnson. But Herman R. continues the lifelong quest of his uncle, Herman A. Johnson to see his father, Henry, honored posthumously with the Medal of Honor. Herman A. Johnson was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black pilots in the military, who flew in World War II. When he died in 2004, his daughter Tara Johnson,

Celebrating Mother Earth

HISTORY comes to life By JOAN MEAD-MATSUI Abington Journal Correspondent

Johnson by naming local landmarks, including a postal annex and a street, after him. Herman R. Johnson, Henry Lincoln a veteran of Johnson the Vietnam War, lives and works in Clarks Summit, never met his grandfather, Henry

begin with hors d’oeuvres by Twigs Restaurant, Epicurean Delight and Be Life Café and Marketplace and wine by Nimble Hill Vineyard and Winery. Then comes the


CLARKS SUMMIT- Clarks Summit borough council voted to appoint an interim emergency management director to replace Council member Herman Johnson, who retired April 1. George Yarns, deputy EMA director, has assumed the director role as of April 1 until a new EMA director is appointed. Council voted to appoint Yarns to the position at its March 25 work session. The vote was unanimous with Johnson abstaining. Yarns probably would not be able to serve as a permanent director, however, because he works for the county. “He is already involved with Lackawanna County as a Deputy EMA Coordinator, Council member David Jenkins said of Yarns. “If something should arise, he is obligated to go with the county.” The council will initiate a search for candidates to fill the job, which requires a great deal of training, according to Johnson. “If we were to have a storm

tomorrow, and the mayor declared an emergency, and you had to get the EMA and the borough manager to put together paperwork to receive monies from the federal government, that individual has to know what he is doing,” Johnson said. Johnson didn’t have any suggestions for his successor, but approved of Yarns for the interim role. In other business, members of the borough’s Shade Tree Commission updated council on the status of their project to plant trees across the borough, including in front of many businesses and the upcoming CVS project on the corners of State Street and Winola Road. The commission hopes to persuade the Abington Heights School District to plant more trees on its property. “We want to forest some of it (Abington Heights) so that they don’t have to cut the grass,” said Donna Zagrapan, president of the commission. Zagrapan touted the benefits of planting trees, including a reduction in soil erosion, less grass to cut, shade, aesthetics and others.

INSIDE ‘Hyde Park on the Hudson,’ starring Bill Murray and Laura Linney will be shown during the Dietrich Theater Spring Film Festival Opening Night Gala April 5, as well as April 7, 10, 12 and 16.

ArtsEtc. ..............................10, 13 Classified .............................. 15 Crosswords ........................... 6

Obituaries ............................. 9 School .................................... 5, 7 Sports .............................. 11, 12

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Leadership workshop April 10

Community Calendar REMINDERS Myasthenia Gravis Support Group 2013 Meeting Schedule, at Allied Services, Charles Luger Outpatient Center Community Room, 475 Morgan Highway, Scranton: April 7, June 1, Aug. 3, Oct. 5 and Dec. 7. Info: Vera Krewsun at 570.687.6009 or Marie Ronnlof at 877.596.1491. Abington Heights High School Music Concerts, Concert Band Concert April 16 at 7 p.m. Symphony Orchestra Concert, April 28 at 3 p.m.; Combined Choir Concert, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.; Choir Concert, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Musical, March 14 and 16. Vendors wanted for Dalton Fire Co. Ladies Aux. Flea Market, at Dalton Fire Co. Carnival Grounds May 4 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Info: Cheri at 945.7280 or Jeanne 563.3298. DAILY EVENTS April 4: “Healing Pathway” Grief Workshop, at Visiting Nurse Association’s office, 301 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant, at 6:30 p.m., continuing each Thursday until April 25. Offered by the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice and Home Health of Lackawanna County. Cost: free. Info: 383.5180. Eating Disorder Screening Day, at the Psychological Services Center in the McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies at Marywood University from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. All appointments are confidential and no commitment is required. Cost: free. April 6: ‘Your Health: Get to the Point’, at Everything Natural, Clarks Summit, at 1 p.m. Presented by Dr. Dawn Strickland, local author and certified fitness trainer. Info: Abington Heights Choir Rummage Sale, at Abington Heights High School, 222 Noble Road, Clarks Summit, from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Benefits the Abington Heights Choir and The Choral Society of NEPA. American Lung Association’s Fifth Annual Arena Climb, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes Barre. Registration begins at Noon and the climb at 1 p.m. Participants climb up and down one floor—1,224 stairs— at the arena to support the lifesaving mission. Register: Abington Heights High School Health Career Club Blood Drive, in the Abington Heights High School gym, 222 Noble Road, Clarks Summit, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Walkins are welcome. Chicken ‘N Biscuit Dinner, at the First Baptist Church, 10 Church St., Factoryville, from 4 - 7 p.m. All-youcan-eat. Takeouts available. Cost: $8.50 for adults, $4 for children under 12 and free for children under five. April 7: Operation Tails for Troops, at Abington Dog Park, Clarks Summit from 12 - 3 p.m. In partnership with the Abington Dog Park, Marywood University students are hosting this event to raise money for the non-profit organization Paws and Stripes.

Choral Society to hold rummage sale A rummage sale will be held April 6 at Abington Heights High School in the cafeteria and the main gymnasium from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to benefit the Abington Heights Choir and The Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania. Abington Heights High School is located at 222 Noble Road, Clarks Summit. For more information about the Choral Society, visit

Prepping for the upcoming Pasta Dinner are Rotarians Jaime Kresge, Chair Joe Pagnani, Norbert Mayr, President John Hambrose, and John Regula.

Rotary Pasta Dinner April 28

Sunday, April 28, 2013, is the date for the annual Rotary Club of the Abingtons Pasta Dinner from 2:00 to 6:00 PM at the Abington Heights High School in Clarks Summit, PA. In addition to our Award Winning Meatballs, Chef Schiavone and son will be making their homemade special recipe sauce. Salad, dessert and beverages will round out this great meal. Dinners will be served by happy Rotarians and some of the finest young people in the Abingtons. Take outs will be available. The price is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under 12. All proceeds made from this dinner will benefit Allied Services Pediatrics/ DePaul School, Abington Little League, Russello Cancer Fund, and other Clarks Summit area youth initiatives. Tickets are available from any smiling Abington Rotarian or you can call 570-947-2705.

Info: 499.4940. Breakfast Buffet, at the Newton Ransom Vol Fire Co. From 8 a.m. - noon. Includes pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, homefries, beverages and sweets. Cost: $8 for adults and $4 for children. Cut-A-Thon fundraiser for Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, at Luna Hair Studio, 105 South Main Ave., Scranton, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Cost: Women’s haircuts are $25 and men’s haircuts $15. Donations are also welcome without an appointment. Appointments/ info: 955.6398. April 8:First day of Abington Heights Learn-to-Swim

Spring Program, at the High School pool. Two sessions are available: Session I is from April 8 – May 2; Session II is from May 6 to May 31. Offered for beginners, advanced beginners, intermediate and advanced swimmers. Info/register:, aquatics@ahsd. org or 585.5300, ext. 5607. April 9: “Beginner’s Italian at The Comm” class, in the Constance Reynolds Belin Room at The Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road, Waverly, continuing Tuesdays for eight weeks from 7 - 8 p.m. Instructor: Franziska Zuercher Mindrup. Cost: $120 (includes the eight-week session, materials

and light “Italian” refreshments). Registration forms are available in the Comm office or at Greater Scranton Roaring Ramblers Toastmasters club meeting, at Allied Services, Morgan Hwy., Scranton, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.Visitors welcome. Info: 498.1110, 604.6176 or The Knights of Columbus Abington Council #6611 BINGO Night, in the Gathering Room at Our Lady of the Snows Church, State Street, Clarks Summit at 7 p.m. Cost: no cover charge; BINGO cards are 50 cents each or 3 for $1. Complimentary light refresh-

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Front row: Sixth grader Anna Clifton, sixth grader Chris Callahan, Addie Osterhout (not in school yet), fourth grader Haley Callahan, fourth grader Hugh Dempsey and fourth grader Drew Jungbluth. Back row: Tracy Clifton, Meg Dempsey, Kerry Callahan, Erin Osterhout, Kristen Jungbluth and Tracey Duffy, all PTA committee members for rummage slale

Waverly PTA rummage sale April 6

The Waverly Elementary School PTA will hold its 4th annual rummage sale to raise funds.Items available include “high end” clothing for all ages, electronics, housewares, books, toys, collectibles and more, according to Meg Dempsey, one of the event chairs. The items have been collected for months by students, parents and others since the beginning of the school year. “We have a huge assortment of really high quality things,” Dempsey said. “People have been very generous.” The event has grown each year, Dempsey said, becoming an event for the whole community. Customers come from the surrounding communities, she added. The rummage sale will take place in the school gym, 103 Waverly Road, April 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Donations are still being accepted and the school is open for donations April 5 from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.


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Three local entities - Leadership Lackawanna, MetroAction and Clearberries Communications- will Knelly unite to present a seminar entitled, “Ask Like You Want to Know - Key Action Steps to More Meaningful Conversations” April 10 at 8 a.m. Presented by Ken Knelly, a communications and marketing professional at Baptist Bible College & Seminary and founder of Clearberries, he has a background as an award-winning journalist. More specifically, this interactive seminar will equip you to better: Prepare. Tactics to put yourself in the best position to learn. Think. Approaches to foster curiosity and checklists.

Enable. Ways to focus on open-ended questions and allowing for threads to develop. Listen. Steps to keep from moving too far ahead in your mind. Return. Guides to help you steer back around to seal your understanding. To register, call Karen at 342.7711 or visit www. The cost is $10 for Leadership Lackawanna members and $15 for the general public. It includes a light breakfast. The cost to participate via webinar is $8. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. in the board room on the first floor of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. The workshop will conclude at 10:30 a.m. This seminar will be offered via webinar. No special equipment is needed-all you need is an internet connection or a phone line.

Abington Dog Park hosts event for Paws and Stripes

By Joan Mead-Matsui Abington Journal Correspondent

According to Jennifer Rojek, the cost to put one veteran and dog through the Paws and Stripes program is $2,500. Paws and Stripes provides service dogs for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. On April 7, noon to 3 p.m., The Abington Dog Park and a volunteer group from Marywood University will sponsor a fundraiser, “Operation: Tails for Troops” to raise money for the organization, which trains canines rescued from shelters. Professional service dog trainers teach the dogs and veterans as a team, as noted on Rojek said their goal is to raise $2,500, and if they exceed their goal, they plan to make a donation to the Abington Dog Park, S. Abington Township, and a local Veterans’ hospital. “The fundraiser idea started back in the fall when I came across articles about how successful service dogs can be for mental health issues,” said Rojek, a graduate student in the counseling department at Marywood University and student service coordinator

for her chapter of the national counseling honors society, Chi Sigma Iota. “I was looking for a project for our group for the spring semester, as we are servicebased. When I came across the Paws and Stripes website, I knew instantly that it would be a great opportunity for us to make this our next goal. ” Rojek got the ball rolling with the help of Nina Pero, chapter student president; Marywood University student veteran alliance, and campus ministry. “…We heard about how nice the Abington Dog Park is, and it came up at one of our meetings that maybe they would let us hold the event there. I contacted the dog park representative Marie King, (dog park organizer) and she was thrilled about it and hence the partnership began.” Marywood students will volunteer their time at the event. Dress your pup in a patriotic costume and he or she will be eligible to win a prize for the most patriotic, cutest and funniest get up. For more information, contact Rojek at 570.499.4940 or email jerojek@m.marywood.

Serving Seniors seeks volunteers Serving Seniors, Inc. is seeking dedicated and caring people of all ages to provide friendly visits and companionship to residents in Long Term Care and Personal Care Homes within Lackawanna County. As a Visitation Volunteer, one will be helping to improve the quality of life of an older adult. Training provided. The organization is also in need of volunteers for its Ombudsman (Resident Rights’ Advocate) Program. Volunteer Ombudsmen are community

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eXCLUSIVe: For some fun facts about history from Teen Columnist Rachel ezrin, visit the web address at left.

Indonesian: kuno Spanish: antiguo Polish: staroġytny You can learn more words with Mango, by visiting and clicking the icon for Mango on the left side of the page. You will need a library card to register.

Celebrating American Girls

By eliZaBetH BaUmeiSter

When Rachel Ezrin was younger, she loved playing with her American Girl dolls Molly and Kaya and reading all of the American Girl books. “I was your typical American Girl doll fan,” she said. She is now a senior at Abington Heights High School and although she no longer plays with dolls, she still shares a love of American Girl with kids who are fans today. That is one reason why she, along with Emma Musto and the Teen Leadership Committee at the Abington Community Library, are organizing an American Girl Celebration for all fans of American Girl. The celebration will be held at the Abington Community Library April 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend, and all girls are invited, whether

MY LIBRARY CARD By Sandy longo Abington Community Library young adult librarian

they own an American Girl doll or not. A raffle in which one person will win Saige, the newest American Girl doll, is underway at the library’s circulation desk to raise money for the Teen Leadership Committee. Girls who attend the celebration will learn about different times in history through activities, refreshments crafts and more. For example, Ezrin said one American Girl character, Rebecca, is Jewish and grew up in 1914, so there will be a Jewish snack to taste and a Jewish song to learn during the event. Ezrin said her favorite time period in American History is the early 1700s because she loves learning about Native American culture and history. She said the best thing about American Girl is “they teach history in a way that is exciting and relatable to the young girls who read these books.” AbINgTON JOurNAl/ElIzAbETH bAuMEISTEr

This American Girl doll, Saige, is currently up for raffle at the Abinton Community Library in conjunction with the Teen Leadership Committee’s upcoming American Girl Celebration April 28. Raffle tickets, available at the library’s circulation desk, are $2 for one or $5 for three.


How To Make Your Own Journal

Jennifer familetti Dalton Community Library Program Coodinator

What you need to get started: • 2 pieces of cardboard (the front and back of an empty cereal box works great) • lined paper • a pencil • markers or crayons • yarn or ribbon • glue or tape • scissors • choose a cover: wrapping paper, The Sunday Comics or plain white to decorate • hole punch

BOOKMARK By mary ann mcgratH Abington Community Library children’s librarian

Check out these new titles on the shelves at the Abington Community Library. Children’s Fiction for ages nine and up


Start by making two pieces of cardboard the same size. One is used for the front cover, the other the back cover. Use glue or tape to cover each cardboard piece separately with your choice of wrapping paper, comics or plain paper. After, take some lined paper and cut it the same size as the covers. Use as many sheets as you like. Then, place all papers and covers in this order: bottom cover facing down, next all the lined paper and on top, put your front cover facing you. Next, line up the left sides of all papers and covers. On the left, use your pencil to mark three places where you will make holes- one hole toward the top, one in the middle and one toward the bottom. Keep the papers and covers lined up on the left, and make the holes with a hole punch. If you need help, ask a grown up. The last step is to take yarn or ribbon and cut three pieces about 7 inches long. Put one strand through each hole and make a loose bow. Keeping it loose will provide enough room for the pages to turn. You can decorate your front cover with any final touches you may like. Enjoy and have fun using your journal!

“Fever, 1793” by Laurie Halse Anderson In 1793 Philadelphia, 16-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic. “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott Beloved title that chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in 19thcentury New England. “The Luxe Series” by Anna Godbersen For the older teen, a series set in a world of luxury and deception, the Luxe series will take the reader on a thrilling trip to the age of innocence that’s anything but innocent. “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen A classic that suits older teen American Girl® doll fans well. “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel—a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

Gianna, 7, left, and Mia, 10, Familetti create a Spring Journal with their mom Jennifer. The Dalton residents attend Lackawanna Trail School District.

Put one strand through each hole and make a loose bow.

If you need help, ask a grown up.


At right, an example of a finished Spring Journal which you can use all year to record your personal history as it happens.

Enjoy writing about your spring events.

American Girl Mysteries: “The Haunted Opera: a Marie-Grace Mystery” by Sarah Buckey “Lost in the City: a Julie Mystery” by Kathleen O’Dell “Traitor in the Shipyard: a Caroline Mystery” by Kathleen Ernst

Children’s Non-Fiction for ages 8 to 11 What Really Happened Series: “The True Story of Christopher Columbus” by Susanna Keller “The True Story of the Civil War” by Willow Clark “The True Story of the Declaration of Independence” by Willow Clark “The True Story of the Emancipation Proclamation” by Willow Clark “The True Story of the Civil War” by Willow Clark “The True Story of Lewis and Clark” by Susanna Keller “The True Story of Paul Revere’s Ride” by Susanna Keller Just for fun “The Hysterical History Joke Book” by Sean Connolly (Laugh Out Loud Series)

MY LOL This month’s winning joke: What did one ocean say to the other? Nothing, they just waved! (submitted by Emily Mott, 9, Clarks Summit, pictured at right.) To submit a joke: Send your favorite joke along, with your name, age, hometown and preferred T-shirt size to: myedition@ or The Abington Journal My Edition, 211 South State Street, Clarks Summit, PA, 18411. If your joke is selected and appears on an upcoming My Edition page, you’ll receive a Swashies stickers gift pack and My Edition T-shirt.

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Carrying knowledge

to the future

Students learn about Holocaust through symposium

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Information focuses on children in

Expands upon and supplements teachings about the Holocaust in classroom between 8th and 12th grade

Students able to get firsthand knowledge from multiple Holocaust survivors

Interactive small-group sessions with survivors

Gain an appreciation toward bias and predjudice on a personal and

MeeT THe aUTHOR Allie Gee, 20, of Clarks Summit, attended and assisted with the symposium when she was a junior at Abington Heights High School. Gee commented on one of the reasons she got involved in the event, “I really am intrigued by the subject itself.” She said as an attendee, “I did learn a lot from the survivors, listening to their stories and actually being able to talk to them.” After attending the symposium as a junior, Gee continued to explore the subject of children involved in the Holocaust. She ended up writing a book as her high school senior project titled “The Quiet Game.” The fictional book followed a story through the eyes of a little girl who was hidden in the basement by her mother during the Holocaust. The book went on to be published and made its way into the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. where all proceeds Abington Heights graduate Allie Gee wrote a book as her senior project which was published and is featured at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. lying messages like taking responsibility for one’s actions.” This year’s teen symposium will take place May 21 and 22 at

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By arielle Kovalich Abington Journal Correspondent

Local high school students are taking time to learn about the Holocaust on a personal and interactive level. The Holocaust Education Resource Guest speaker Center of the JewRuth Grtuiener ish Federation of NEPA is presentshared her ing its 25th year experiences of the annual Teen as a child in Symposium on the Holocaust the Holocaust at during a small group session Marywood University. This particular at Marywood event has been University at allowing students to not only learn about the Holocaust and build upon the information they are learing about the subject in school, but also listen to Holocaust survivors talk about their experience during that time. Hosted at Marywood University, the full- day event is also broken into small groups to allow students to get an interactive experience with the surviors where they can hear stories and ask questions. Director fo the Holocaust Education Resource Center Tova Weiss commented on the impact of this event, “They hear the voices of children who went through different experiences who were close to their age.” Weiss explained why this event is geared toward the younger generation, “They’re the ones that will be leaders of the future, and they’re the ones that can carry knowledge into the future.” She added, “One of the things that they can take from this is the under-

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from her book go back to the museum. Currently a college student in Philadelphia, Gee has continued to learn about the subject in some classes she has taken at Temple University.

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The 1990s was a decade of experimentation of society and culture. From cartoons to fashion to music, some of the most iconic styles and songs came from the last decade of the millennium. While I was born at the end of the decade, its culture heavily influences my life, as it does most teenagers. There is so much to take in from the 90s, from tamagotchi to scrunchies to easy bake ovens, but these are my top three personal favorites: Doc Martens: Effortlessly cool, Doc Martens became the “it” shoe of the 90s. Grunge was a key trend in fashion. Plaid shirts and Docs made the tough -girl look. “Rugrats”: cartoons were huge then, mainly because the cartoons of that decade are debatably the best. “Ren and Stimpy” “Hey, Arnold,” and “Dexter’s Laboratory” are examples of simple, yet clever shows that make you want to pull out the VCR. Any song on the Top 100s chart of the decade: “Creep” by Radiohead, “Wannabe” by Spice Girls, “Tearin’ Up My Heart” by NSYNC, and “Wonderwall” by Oasis are a few noteworthy tracks. Personally, I think the 90s are underappreciated. People don’t realize how much culture, technology and societal development came from those ten years. The Internet progressively developed and new ideas came into society—ideas that pushed the boundaries of “normal” and gave people an opportunity to use their voice. If you take nothing away from the 90s, just remember, at one point or another you were dancing to Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch’s “Good Vibrations.”

MY HISTORY Mariah Mancuso with her grandfather Sam Mancuso.

by mAriAh mAnCuso

Students listen to guest speakers during a recent Teen Symposium on the Holocaust hosted at Marywood University.

Get to know your grandparents By Joan Mead-Matsui Abington Journal Correspondent

Do you love to listen to stories told by the “older folks” in your life? Perhaps while you were riding along in the backseat of your grandparents’ car, you may have heard your mom and dad, grandma or grandpa ramble on a bit about how different life was when they were kids. They might have said, “When I was a kid, we didn’t have computers, so we played outside most of the time.” Or, “Not everyone had a car, so we walked into town if we needed groceries.” If you have spent any time wondering about life back in the days when your mom, dad, grandparents, aunts or uncles were growing up, now is the time to ask questions. “Catch the stories before they are gone,” is advice Dennis Martin, local historian offers to kids who enjoy listening to family stories and are curious about life. Martin resides in Clarks Summit and was the vice-chairperson of the Clarks Summit Centennial Committee in 2012, and has also spent countless hours interviewing local residents about their

memories of life in the Abingtons. He has collected information through research at the Lackawanna Historical Society, Scranton and through oral interviews. “A lot of kids want to know about what their grandparents were like when they were kids. They love stories…And then you start to think, ‘Gee, things haven’t always been exactly as they are now, and maybe they won’t always be the same way.” During an oral interview with a woman from Dalton, who grew up in a home without internal plumbing, Martin recalls hearing, “I was talking to a woman from Dalton and she described how there were three girls in the family and there were three major chores. She talked about how they divvied them up and rotated the chores. One of the chores was to empty the chamber pots (bed pans). She said that was not one of their favorite ones.” Another bit of information he uncovered through research is people would think nothing about walking two to three miles with their friends to go to a candy shop. “This was a walking community and they walked everywhere. You can learn a lot (about life), if you listen,” When you have a chance to sit down and inter-

view someone in your family, remember to ask a lot of questions and be a good listener. Martin offers examples of questions you can ask. When you were my age, what was it like? Where did you go to school? What was school like? What did you do after school? Did you and your friends get together after school? What did you do during the summer? What was life like for a kid in those days? Did you have part time work? Did you have chores? “As an interviewer, I try to keep away from the person as much as possible. Let them tell the story,” he said. Once you have completed your interview, share stories with your friends and consider recording the information in a journal as a keepsake for future generations.

More from local historian Dennis Martin about area’s first settler Deacon William Clark, see next week’s print edition of the Abington Journal.

Hi I’m Mariah Mancuso. I always wondered what school was like a long time ago. I sat down with my grandfather Samuel Mancuso. He’s had a very exciting life so I asked him questions about when he was in elementary school. He went to Benjamin Franklin School in Carbondale. Here is my interview with my grandfather: Mariah: What were schools like when you were my age? Sam: It was challenging and fun Mariah: Describe your classroom to me. Sam: The desks were single. There were two classes in one room. There were 15-20 students in each class. Mariah: What did they serve for lunch? Sam: We didn’t have a cafeteria, we had to go home for lunch. Mariah: What was your transportation to school? Sam: I walked to school. It was 1 mile. Mariah: How long were you in school? Sam: The same as today, 6 hours Mariah: Have subjects changed from what you know? Sam: Yes, a lot. We had math, English, history, physics, geography and typing Mariah: Did you play any sports in school? Sam: Yes, I was captain of the football team. Mariah: Has schools changed over the years? Sam: Yes you get a better education. They have upgraded.

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AmeriCorps Week was celebrated from March 9 through 17, throughout the United States. Keystone College features 13 AmeriCorps Scholars in Service to PA currently completing a minimum of 300 hours of service between August 2012 and August 2013. The college, in La Plume, has just received approval to continue the AmeriCorps Scholars in Service to PA Program for the upcoming year, 2013-2014. In addition, Keystone College was selected for the President’s National Honor Roll for Community Service in Higher Education. This is the fourth consecutive year that Keystone College has been chosen for this honor and recognition.

BY Kevin KearneY Abington Journal Correspondent

Maria Wilson, executive director of the Waverly Community House, discusses the importance of the “Pledge of Allegiance” with Waverly Elementary School first graders shortly before the flag was raised. The students took a tour of the center and participated in activities.

At Arlington Cemetery, are, seated, front row from left: Madeline Ferrara and Ha Kieu. Second row: Laura Theroux, AmeriCorps Scholar for two years and co-president of the Twenty-One Plus Students Club; Kurt Steele, Dianna Varady, AmeriCorps Scholar for one year. Third row: Haja Fofana, Tim Clancy, AmeriCorps Scholar in Service to PA for current year; Mike Kubus, Jeff Reuther, AmeriCorps Scholar for two years; Bob Frisco, AmeriCorps Scholar for three years; Mickey Kellam and Randee Gleason, AmeriCorps Scholar for two years. Gleason is also the president of the Keystone Service Club. Photos courtesy Maria Fanning

Madison Zalewski performs Zumba.

AT LEFT: Waverly Elementary first-graders take part in a Zumba exercise in the Community House gymnasium.

This photo was taken outside the Community for Creative Non-Violence, which is the largest homeless shelter in the United States. The student carrying supplies is Mike Kubus. Behind him, clockwise from left, are: Bob Frisco, vice president of the Keystone Service Club; Dianna Varady, Jeff Reuther and Haja In the Community for Creative Non-Violence are stuFofana. Each student helped to carry dents, front row, from left: Madeline Ferrara, Ha Kiew, supplies to the women’s section of Laura Theroux and Jeff Reuther. Middle row: Haja Fofana the shelter. The group spent time and Don Page, Director of Volunteers at CCNV. Back talking with the women about their row:Bob Frisco, Tim Clancy, Mike Kubus, Randee Glealife stories. and prepared and baked son, Mickey Kellam, Mark the Security Guard at CCNV four trays of lasagna to share with and Kurt Steele. them.

Keystone student production set for April 4

Ten A.H. Odyssey of the Mind teams advance to state finals April 13. Jessa Sablan, Joe Sileo, Sarah Uhranowsky Coach: Theresa Beckish


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Joshua Harris, originally from Clifford Twp., will be directing a series of 10-minute plays as part of his senior capstone project required for graduation. The event to be held April 4 at 7:30 in Theatre in Brooks on campus, is free to the public. The performance, entitled

“Polysemantic Life” will feature three sets that deal with serious life events with a comedic take. The first set, “Dragons” from “Talking With” by Jane Martin will feature a woman, played by Laura Hughes, who is going into labor and is worried about how her child will look. The second set, “The Wedding Story” by Julianne Homokay, features a storyteller,

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Waverly Elementary School students toured the Waverly Community House March 21. The first -grade students visited as part of a theme. They have been reading, writing and speaking about communities. At the Waverly Community House, students saw the services the Center provides to the community and meet community helpers.

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Waverly Elementary students tour Community House

Keystone College students choose service

Ten Abington Heights School District Odyssey of the Mind teams will advance to the state finals at Pocono Mountain East on April 13. Odyssey of the Mind is funded by the Abington Heights Educational Improvement Organization. Over 100 teams competed at the North Central regional tournament in March in Berwick, including two high school teams from Abington Heights. Both of the Abington Heights teams placed first in their problem and division. Results from the NCPA Odyssey tournament: First Place: Pet Project Div III Abington Heights High School Team A Team: Celine Brunetti, Evan Eckersley, Ryan Kresge, Josie LaCoe, Patrick Lange, Kate Wardach Coach: Amy Lange It’s How You Look At It Div III Abington Heights High School Team A


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From left: Jennifer O’Loughlin, student; Clarks Summit resident Valerie Weber, M.D., chairwoman of clinical sciences; Clarks Summit resident Steven Scheinman, M.D., president and dean; and Rebecca Ives, M.D., president of the Women’s Group.

TCMC Women’s Group organizes clothing drive The Women’s Group of The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton recently organized a clothing drive for “Dress for Success” in honor of Women’s History Month. Dress for Succss Lackawanna is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving women of Lackawanna, Wyoming, Susquehanna, Wayne, Pike and Monroe counties. The services and inventory are provided free by the generosity of volunteers and donors.

Dipti S. Pancholy M.D. at the clothing drive for Dress for Success.

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

Adopt a cage at the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter for one month and your $20 donation will go toward care and feeding of the animal in that cage for the month you choose. A card will be placed on the cage identifying the sponsor for that month. Send the following adopt-a-Cage information, including name; address; city; state and zip; phone number; sponsorship month; choice of dog, cat or small animal cage; and how you would like your sponsor card to appear, along with $20 per cage to The Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd., Clarks Summit, PA 18411. Adopt-A-Cage can also be done via PayPal or credit card.

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Arts are alive in the Abingtons By AdriAne Heine Abington Journal Correspondent

A number of Abington Heights students were honored March 23 at the annual Regional PTA Reflections Awards Ceremony at the Mid Valley Secondary Center in Throop. The National PTA Reflections program was developed in 1969 to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves. The program inspires students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. This year’s theme: “The Magic of the Moment.� Each year, students in kindergarten through Grade 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Region 16 is comprised of 48 local PTAs from Lackawanna, Wayne and Susquehanna counties. Winners at this level were first selected as winners from the pool of submissions from their school, then their district and finally, in the region. Following the regional decisions, those who placed first, second and third moved on to compete against other regional winners in the state. Roy Slavin, a fourth- grade student at South Abington Elementary, was the only area student who won at the national level this year. He came in third in the country for his

Connor Dempsey and Sahil Dalsaina, 10, of Clarks Summit

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Front row: Sal Schiavone, Isabella Wisenburn, Alivia Lawless, Jefferson Jones.Back row: Lauren Heine, Roy Slavin

Lauren Heine, Gianna Julian original musical composition. He has been taking piano lesson with Brenda Lord of South Abington Township since kindergarten. “I was so surprised and happy when I found out I won,� Roy said at the post-award ceremony reception. “I didn’t know if I’d even place.� He explained that his piece has been utilized beyond the Reflections contest. “I’m on an Odyssey

Kendall Modero and Brynn Hughes, both 9, of Clarks Summit

of the Mind team and we used the piece in our presentation. Some of my friends put lyrics to my melody and they sing along. We are going to states in Odyssey.� He plans to continue studying and creating music. During the ceremony, students were encouraged to submit works to a local gallery and to consider attending Arts Alive summer camp. Run by the NEIU, the camp is an intense four-week course where artists in the visual and performing arts are taught by professionals in the fields. The award-winning course is available to 3rd through 12th graders at Marywood University and the Everhart Museum, Scranton. The theme for next year’s 2013–14 Reflections Program is “Believe, Dream, Inspire.� Submissions will be accepted in the fall.

2012-2013 RegION 16 RefLeCTIONs WINNeRs fROM aH Results include elementary, or Primary, through high schooland prizes for ďŹ rst, second and third place, as well as Honorable Mention. Several students submitted more than one piece of art and were recognized for each. VISUAL ARTS Primary First place: Saye Takehara, Clarks Summit Elementary Honorable Mention: Greta Jungbluth, Waverly Elementary Honorable Mention: Alivia Lawless, South Abington Elementary Intermediate Honorable Mention: Isabella Wisenburn, Waverly PHOTOGRAPHY Primary First Place: Ava Davis, South Abington Elementary Third Place: Gianna Julian,

Waverly Elementary Honorable Mention: Gianna Julian, Waverly Elementary Intermediate Honorable Mention: Ryan Kreyling, Abington High Middle School LITERATURE Primary Honorable Mention: Lauryn Notari, Waverly Elementary Intermediate Honorable Mention: Gavin Ross, Waverly Elementary Honorable Mention: Lucas Kreyling, Waverly Elementary Middle Third place: Ryan Kreyling, Abington High Middle School FILM Intermediate First place: Zoe McGlynn, Abington High Middle School Second place: Jefferson Jones, So. Abington Elementary

DANCE Intermediate Second Place: Lauren Heine, Waverly Elementary MUSIC Primary Third place: Sadie O’Brien, Clarks Summit Elementary Intermediate Second place: Roy Slavin, South Abington Elementary Third place: Salvatore Schiavone, Clarks Summit Elementary Honorable Mention: Nina Sampogne, Clarks Summit Elementary Middle First place: Alison Kane, Abington High Middle School Third place: Alison Kane, Abington High Middle School Honorable Mention: Alison Kane, Abington High Middle School

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Students at the South Abington Elementary School set up their science fair projects in the school gym March Paige Caskey and Olivia Arcuri, 20. 10, of Clarks Summit

EARTH Continued from Page 1A the borough plans to incorporate children into the festivities. “This year, through a sponsorship from JP Mascaro and a $500 municipal grant from the Lackawanna Country Arts and Cultural, they are sponsoring “The Children Recycled Art Make and Take Center,� Lawler said. “It’s going to be a big tent just for children. They can do trash to treasures, recycled art projects. It will also include face painting and a clown. “We need to get the children involved because it’s their world, too.� According to Lawler, the switch the single stream recycling in the borough has paid immediate dividends. “It’s been fabulous,� she said. “We’ve increased the tonnage of our recyclables by 300 ton because it was so much easier for people to understand. They know to put their recyclables out every

week. Our numbers increased. We can recycle from 1-7. I see such excitement.� While commercial recycling is lagging a little bit behind, Lawler is happy with the progress. Artisans Alley is another new feature.“We’re inviting artists to display their work,� Lawler said. “If there are any artists out there that would like to be a part of the Artisans Alley, they can call Patty at 587.4099.� The borough has been awarded additional grant money from their performance and efforts through Earth Day and the recycling of the phone books. “We were awarded with a $17,000 project grant. One of the things we will be able to purchase in the spring is bigger recycling containers with wheels to make it easier for residents,� added Lawler. “ I’m so grateful to the people because to get the grant from the recycling, you need the whole community going in the same direction. We just need to continue to do what we do best: recycle.�

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According to Lawler, the borough is asking for a “humble donation� from vendors: $10 for Clarks Summit residents and $20 for nonresidents. “We’re hoping to buy a gently used bucket truck than can be used to put the holiday lights up,� she said. A basket raffle rally will also give the borough a monetary boost. Also as part of the Earth Day Celebration, the borough is offering a discount on parking permits.“If you purchase a parking meter for April for the regular price of $30, you can buy a permit for May for $10 as a gift to our residents, merchants, and landlords,� Lawler said. In addition, the borough will suspend all parking meters for Earth Day. Clarks Summit United Methodist Church will host a Free Electronic Recycling Day April 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everything Natural will also host a Free Electronic Recycling Day May 4 from 8 a.m. to noon. Our Lady of Peace announces the winners of the Scranton Diocesan Forensic Spring Finals held at Saint Claire Saint Paul’s School, Scranton March 19. Front row: Junior Varsity Honorable Mention: Marchella DeNaples, Katie Malone; Varsity 1st Place: Benjamin Feibus, Shea Quinn; Varsity 4th Place: Acacia Krenitsky, Caitlin Andrews. Second row: Varsity 4th Place: Annie Wesolowski, Dagny Rippon, Emily Goryeb; Varsity 2nd Place: Elizabeth Gumula, Trish Caucci, Grace Farrell; Varsity 4th Place Mary Graff. Absent : Moderator, Carol Orr and Natalie Pritchyk, Junior Varsity Honorable Mention FLAME-RESISTANT






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DIETRICH Continued from Page 1A choice of first movie, followed by dessert by Epicurean Delight. The second movie will bring the evening to an end. The festival includes a total of 15 foreign and independent films, many of which Jenkins said are about music. “We have ‘Quartet,’ about a group of retired musicians who are shaken up when a new diva arrives,” she said. “We have ‘Amour’, which features a married couple of former music teachers in their 80s trying to cope with life when one has a stroke - and this was the Academy Award winner for best foreign film. Also showing this festival is the Oscar winner for best documentary, ‘Searching for Sugar Man,’ about a very talented musician, toiling in obscurity in Detroit, who has no idea he’s bigger than Elvis in South Africa. And we also have ‘A Late Quartet,’ about musicians dealing with the imminent collapse of their group on their 25th anniversary when their cellist discovers he’s in the first stages of Parkinson’s disease.” Matinees, in addition to evening showings, will be held every day of the festival at 2 p.m. Film festival tickets excluding opening night are $8 for matinee shows before 6 p.m.

GRANDFATHER Continued from Page 1A who lives in Ohio, joined forces with her cousin Herman R. to take up her father’s mantle, in the hopes that Henry receives the honor they believe he is due. “We’re keeping our promise to keep the fight going and support all the efforts to get his just due,” Tara said. Henry Johnson was part of the 369th Infantry Regiment, a group of black soldier the U.S. military assigned to France because the military was segregated in those days. In May of 1918, he saved one of his fellow soldiers during a battle, fighting the advancing Germans with a bolo knife after his gun jammed. He suffered bullet and grenade shrapnel injuries. After the battle, which is called the Battle of Henry

and $9 for evening shows after 6 p.m. Opening Night Gala tickets are $35 and reservations are required by calling the theater at 570.996.1500. Films include: “A Royal Affair” Show times: April 7 at 12 a.m., April 9 at 4:30 p.m. and April 15 at 7:30 p.m. The true story of a man who wins his queen and starts a revolution. “Quartet” Showtimes: April 5 (Opening Night Gala – reservations required), April 7 at 4:30 p.m., April 11 at 5 p.m., April 13 at 7 p.m., April 14 at 2:15 p.m. and April 18 at 7:30 p.m. In Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut, starring Maggie Smith, an opera company filled with retired performers reunites. “Amour” Showtimes: April 6 at 7 p.m., April 9 at 7:30 p.m., April 11 at 7:30 p.m., April 14 at 12 p.m. and April 18 at 4 p.m. An octogenarian couple find their love put to the test when one suffers a stroke and the other must assume the role of the caretaker. “A Late Quartet” Showtimes: April 6 at 4:45 p.m., April 8 at 7:45 p.m. and April 13 at 2:15 p.m. When the cellist of a world-renowned string quartet can no longer perform to demanding standards, the group’s future suddenly hangs in the balance. “Hyde Park on Hudson”

Johnson, France awarded him its highest military honor, the Croix de Guerre with gold palm. The United States military, however, did not award Henry Johnson any medals following the battle. “He was just an ordinary guy who loved his country who did an extraordinary thing,” Tara Johnson said. “Because he was an African American, he went unrecognized.” He died in 1929, but it would take decades before Henry would receive official recognition from the military for his service. Hope surged during President Bill Clinton’s term, thanks to the efforts of family members, historians and admirers. Henry Johnson received the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in battle in 1996. But when President Clinton left office in 2001, the Johnson patriarch had not been honored with the Congressional Medal

Showtimes: April 5 (Opening Night Gala –reservations required), April 7 at 2:30 p.m., April 10 at 4:30, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. and April 16 at 7:30 p.m. Bill Murray portrays Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Laura Linney portrays a distant cousin, working as a personal assistant, who has an affair with the president. “Searching for Sugar Man” Showtimes: April 12 2 p.m. and April 17 at 7 p.m. Sixto Diaz Rodriguez had the kind of musical career that every aspiring rock star fears. “The House I Live In” Showtime: April 8 at 5:30 p.m. By examining just where the War on Drugs all went wrong, the movie reveals that a solution is possible if we can see past decades of paranoia and propaganda. “The Impossible” Showtimes: April 6 at 2:15 p.m., April 10 at 7 p.m., April 13 at 9:15 p.m. and April 17 at 4:30 p.m. Naomi Watts plays a mother in a British family on holiday when a tsunami devastates the area. “Happy People: A Year in the Taiga” Showtimes: April 11 at 2 p.m., April 15 at 2 p.m. and April 18 at 2 p.m. The film takes viewers on a journey into remote and extreme natural landscapes in the Siberian Taiga. “Emperor” Showtimes: April 6 at 9:30 p.m.,

of Honor. Supporters believed his exploits deserved a medal for acts of valor. As Clinton’s second term drew to a close, hope faded. And with a new administration assuming office, the process had to be started anew. “Somewhere in that transition (between the Clinton and Bush administrations) it got lost in that shuffle,” said Morena Walker-Howe. Her late husband John Howe, a veteran and an historian, was one of Henry Johnson’s most ardent advocates. Howe contacted the Johnson family and since they have worked together for their hero. . Howe, an historian and decorated Vietnam veteran, found Herman A., who was living in Missouri, after researching the elder Johnson’s military exploits, and the two worked together to draw attention to the man, whom Morena Walker-Howe described as one

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April 12 at 9:30 p.m., April 14 at 4:30 p.m. and April 18 at 12 p.m. This historical drama brings to life the American occupation of Japan just after Emperor Hirohito’s World War II surrender. “Rust and Bone” Showtimes: April 9 at 2 p.m., April 15 at 4 p.m. A single father helps a whale trainer recover her will to live. “Barbara” Showtimes: April 8 at 2 p.m., April 13 at 4 p.m. and April 16 at 2 p.m. A Berlin doctor is banished to an East German hospital as punishment for applying for an exit visa. “Lore” Showtimes: April 6 at 12 p.m., April 12 at 4:30 p.m. and April 17 at 2:15 p.m. Five German children undertake a journey that exposes them to the reality of their parents’ actions. “Reality” Showtimes: April 10 at 2:15 p.m., April 14 at 7 p.m. and April 17 at 12 p.m., A darkly comic look at a working man whose obsession with being a contestant on “Big Brother” leads him down a rabbit hole. “Chasing Ice” Showtimes: April 7 at 7 p.m., April 10 at 12 p.m., April 13 at 12 p.m. and April 16 at 5:30 p.m. A heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver hope to a fragile planet.

of America’s “unsung heroes.” In 2003, Henry Johnson was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest military honor. Buoyed by this commendation, his supporters hoped they had a stronger case for the Congressional Medal of Honor. Since thenthe military has not elected to award or deny Henry the Congressional Medal of Honor. “I know the red tape, and I know how long the government takes,” Herman R. said. “But it’s a shame, it’s a shame.” “We’re kind of in a holding pattern,” Walker-Howe said. “We don’t know what the holdup is.” Last year, Sen. Schumer’s office released new information it had unearthed, and the senator has drafted a petition to bolster the case for awarding Henry Johnson the Congressional Medal of Honor. The John-

sons, Walker-Howe and others have circulated the petition. The petition states that Sen. Schumer’s office has unearthed new documentation, and the senator submitted 1,300 pages in a recommendation to the military. The recommendation includes a chain of command endorsement from General John Pershing, WWI US Commander of the U.S. Forces in Europe; an eyewitness account of Henry Johnson’s brave actions during the battle from Pvt. Neadom Roberts, the soldier whose life Henry Johnson saved; a letter from his commanding officer, Colonel William Hayward also detailing the event and more. The Johnson family has a storied military past. * Henry’s Lincoln Johnson’s son Herman A. Johnson was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black pilots in the military, who flew in World War II.

ABOVE: ‘Chasing Ice’ AT LEFT: ‘Reality’ BELOW: ‘Quartet,’ starring Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon and Billy Connolly, will be shown during the Dietrich Film Festival Opening Night Gala April 5, as well as April 7, 11, 13, 14 and 18.

* Henry Lincoln Johnson’s grandson, Herman R., fought in the Vietnam War. * Herman R.’s son Greg Johnson, an Abington Heights High School junior, recently committed to a six-year stint in the National Guard after graduation, the start of what he hopes will be a lifelong military career. He said he was steeped in the “military personality” of his family from birth. * Greg Johnson’s cousin DeMarqus Townsend, fought in the Iraq War. “I’ve taken steps in my own life to emulate what he’s (Henry Lincoln Johnson) done,” Greg Johnson said. “I decided when I was very young…I wanted to go into the military.” “I feel honored to have a grandfather like that,” Herman R. said. “I’m hoping that it goes through now.”

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South Abington sewer contract in final stages By Gerard NolaN Abington Journal Correspondent

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. South Abington Twp. hopes to award a contract for its sewer line project, set to begin in the summer, as soon as it irons out final legal details. Sikora Brothers Paving, Inc., of Hunlock Creek, submitted the lowest bid at $2.67 million, according to David O’Neill, township supervisor. The supervisors voted unanimously to express intent to award the contract at a meeting March 25. The sewage project start date has not been set, but will begin after South Abington Elementary School closes for the summer. The project is expected to take six months to complete and will cover the area behind the school, the park (which will close for the summer) up to the intersection of Venard and Willowbrook roads. “We feel everything’s moving forward,” O’Neill said. South Abington supervisors said work on the sewage system will include a township project to replace two pump stations with a more cost-effective gravity line. The Abington Wastewater Authority will work in the area during the same period. In related business, the supervisors discussed a grant application the township will submit to improve the South Abington Park. The township will put up $50,000 for some “preparatory” work this summer and then $100,000 in improvements next year in hopes that the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) will match that sum. “There’s going to be a lot of competition for this grant money,” O’Neill said. “We’re hoping that our park will secure some money.” The grant is due April 10 and will be used for new equipment and paving at the park. The supervisors agreed that pre-project and post-project photos be taken. In other business, officials from Rep. Tom Marino’s office and State Rep. Marty Flynn will hold business hours in the township building. Marino’s office will be at the building, 104 Shady Lane Road, every Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m; Flynn’s office each third Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon.

Waverly to apply for training grant By BrittNey Pierce Abington Journal Correspondent

WAVERLY TWP. - Waverly Township plans to apply for a new grant by March 28. The PennPRIME Grant is available to its customers each year and can be used for procedure training, equipment and servicing equipment. If awarded the grant, township manager Bill White said at the March 25 meeting he would like a “confined space entry” class set. A confined space class would teach the procedure policies on entering and exiting small spaces dealing with municipality work, for example a manhole. Along with the class, White would like to see a gas meter to be purchased. A gas meter would read levels of hazardous gas from a confined area. After a meeting with Airgas, supervisor Thomas Durbin presented the list of safety recommendations for the wastewater treatment facility. The important issues: keeping the cylinders for the wastewater treatment facility separate from each other; transporting them and changing cylinders. A new dolly will need to be purchased and Personal Protective Equipment such as hard hats, gloves, face shields and coveralls. A recommendation was made by Durbin to purchase the equipment and make the changes.

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OBITUARY Anthony J. Serine

Anthony J. Serine, 89, Dunmore, died Thursday, March 28, in the VNA Hospice Unit at Geisinger Community Medical Center. His wife of 62 years, Helen Marie Serine, died in 2007. Born in Dunmore, he was the son of the late Enrico Serine and the late Julia Magnotta Serine Alocci and John Alocci. He attended Dunmore High School and honorably served in the Navy in the Pacific theater during World War II. Before retirement, he was employed for more than 44

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years at Our Lady of Peace School, Clarks Green. He was a member of the Church of St. Gregory, Clarks Green, and a former member of Our Lady of Snows Holy Name Society and its bowling league; the Knights of Columbus Council 6611, Clarks Summit; and the Abington Memorial VFW Post 7069. Surviving are three daughters, Valerie Serine Langan and husband, Jay, Clarks Summit; Nettie Serine Goldstein and husband, Dr. Erroll, Clarks Summit and Rachael Serine Ouma, at home; two grandsons, James Glattly, Houston and Thomas Glattly, Clarks Summit; a brother, Arthur

Alocci and wife, Laverne, Temple City, Calif.; a sister, Frances Alocci and husband, Paul, Clarks Summit; nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, James, Frank and Rocco Serine and Leo Alocci. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Peace School United in Spirit Building Fund, 410 N. Abington Road, Clarks Green, PA 18411. Arrangements by the JenningsCalvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit. To send an online condolence, visit

Ruth Rees Edwards March 25, 2013 Ruth Rees Edwards, 93, formerly of Clarks Green and Clarks Summit, died Monday evening, March 25 in Myerstown. She was the widow of Edward M. Edwards who died in 2001. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late William and Jennie Johns Rees. She

graduated from Scranton Tech High School and Lackawanna Business College and was an active member of Clarks Green United Methodist Church. Ruth was active in the church choir and several women’s groups. She was also a long time member of PEO. Her leisure activities included gardening, music, travel and many family activities. Surviving are three sons, Lawrence R , Germantown

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Md., Keith M., Stewartstown, William E. and wife Andrea, Bayport, N.Y.; a sister, Catherine Reese; a brother, William Rees; five grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. To send an online condolence, visit In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Clarks Green Methodist Church.


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Helen Vivian Silfee March 26, 2013

Helen Viv- Betty Dodgson Binghamton N.Y.; three brothers Merle ian Silfee, of Clark, Dade City Fla.; Amos Scott Twp., died Tuesday Clark, Scott Twp., and Robert Clark, Gerry N.Y.; 19 grandafternoon, children, 43 great- grandchilMarch 26, dren, and several great- greatat her sons home. Helen would have been grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 99 in April. She was the wife The family would give a of the late Arthur Silfee who special thank you to Helen’s died in 2001. hospice nurses for the wonderBorn in Waverly, she was ful care she received during the daughter of the late Le her illness, especially Lynn Roy and Gladys Deats Clark. who was with her from the A devoted christian, Helen beginning. spent most of her life caring She was preceded in death and raising her family. She by two sons Tom and Kenneth was employed at the former Silfee, one daughter Karen Homestead Kitchen in Justus Silfee and a granddaughter Jill where she enjoyed working. She was a member of the Wa- Flint. In lieu of flowers, memoverly Community Church and also a member of the mission- rials may be made to the Hospice of the Scared Heart, ary Society. 340 Montage Mountain Rd, Helen enjoyed reading Moosic, PA 18507, the Waand crocheting but her main passion in life was her family. verly Free Methodist Church, 101 Carbondale Rd, Waverly She always wanted to know what was happening in every- pa., or the charity of donor’s one of the children’s lives and choice. For online condolences, go also her numerous grandchilto www.lawrenceeyoungfudren, great -grandchildren, and great- great- grandchildren. Surviving are two daughters Joan Flint and her husband Ray, Dundee N.Y.; and Larraine Stanton and her husband Geoff, S. Abington Twp.; a son James and his wife Char- Choose from lene, Scott Twp.; two sister Lavina Lewis, Scott Twp.; and 4 DIFFERENT


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viSuAl ArtS/ PerForMing ArtS Poetry Sucks Workshop, April 3 at the Everhart museum from 6 - 8 p.m. participants will explore the art of “Found Poetry” in this writing workshop led by tom Blomain, president of the mulberry poets and Writers. open to ages 16 and older. cost: $5 for museum members, $10 for non-members. pre-registration (required): 346.7186 or The Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association’s Annual Conference, April 4 through 6 at the Hilton and conference center in scranton. info/register: Camera For A Cure and Marley’s Mission art exhibit, April 5 on the second floor in posh, 404 north Washington Ave., scranton, from 6 – 9 p.m. in conjunction with First Friday. cFAc will feature photos taken at the marley’s mission farm. All proceeds from photo sales will benefit Marley’s mission. Architecture exhibit, April 5 on lackawanna county’s courthouse square in scranton, from 5- 9 p.m. in conjunction with First Friday scranton Art Walk. Twenty-five architecture students designed and constructed the pavilions using sustainable design and construction practices. By building their own architectural designs, the students get an opportunity to test the ideas they are researching in the classroom. Gallery Talk, April 6 at the catlin House, 232 monroe Avenue in scranton, at 2 p.m. the lackawanna Historical society will host artist claire marcus for a gallery talk and hands-on workshop discussing the inspirations and techniques behind her railroad perspectives series. marcus’ work will be exhibited at the catlin House from march 12 through may 28. info: 344.3841 or “Railroad Perspectives” presentation, April 6 at the catlin House at 2 p.m. Artist claire marcus will present a gallery talk on her “railroad Perspectives” exhibit and printmaking workshop. Chamber Music Festival, April 6 and 7 the Great Hall of Wyoming seminary, 228 Wyoming Avenue, kingston. the instrumental and vocal works of swiss-born American composer Ernest Bloch will be celebrated in a special chamber music festival to be held at Wyoming seminary Upper school on April 6 and 7. the concert April 6 will begin at 8 p.m.the concert April 7 will begin at 2 p.m. info: 270.2192. Jazz for Kids Concert with Mr. McFeely, April 7, at First presbyterian church, clarks summit at 4 p.m. Features rev. Bill carter and the presbybop Quartet. much of the music will be drawn from the compositions of Fred rogers, creator of the acclaimed “mister rogers Neighborhood” on PBS, and the event will welcome mr. mcFeely, the postman from the pBs show. As played by David newell, he will share stories with the children who are present, and bring some of the puppets from the original show. info: 586.6306 or



morE tHAn moViEs Dietrich Theater Erica Rogler

Durr of clarks summit. kris, 17, will play the Beast, while Gabby, 16, will take on the role of the Beauty, named Belle. It is the first time the two have been in leading roles, though they were in previous productions. “it’s really exciting and you get a rush,” Kris said, describing what it feels like to be on stage. “Having the lead is more pressure, but it’s more fun, too. And i love being a part of it all with everyone.” Gabby was surprised she earned the role of Belle. “i couldn’t believe it at all. i was so honored and shocked.” kris said one of the biggest challenges playing the Beast is that the character is

the spring Film Festival is upon us and only a few seats remain for the festival’s opening night Gala this Friday, April 5. it is bound to be a fantastic evening with hors d’oeuvres provided by Epicurean Delight, twigs restaurant & café and Be life café & marketplace. nimble Hill Vineyard & Winery will supply wine for the evening, and Epicurean Delight will wow us with sumptuous desserts. on opening night, i am looking forward to seeing Bill murray and laura linney on the big screen in Hyde park on the Hudson and Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut, Quartet, starring maggie smith, Billy connolly and michael Gambon. if you can’t attend the gala, don’t worry, these films will be showing a few times each during the 14-day festival. plus there are thirteen other films to enjoy. Believe it or not some of our film festival patrons will see all fifteen films in the festival! i want to make time to see Amour, Emperor, A late Quartet, lore, Barbara and searching for sugar man, which i have already seen, but it was so good i must see it again. Have you made up your festival schedule yet? if not, please visit for summaries and show times of the festival films. the Dietrich is also gearing up for its community theatre production of Auntie mame. With a cast and crew of 25 members strong, this show will start its five-day run on April 24. Written for the stage by Jerome lawrence and robert E. lee, Auntie mame is a rollicking play full of eccentric characters that transports the audience to manhattan in the 1920’s. self-centered but loving Auntie mame, who will be played by Brenda Wenner, inherits her brother’s 10 year old son patrick after his death. Auntie mame is no role model for raising a child, but underneath all her splash and glamour beats a heart as big as manhattan and an unconventional love that never gives up. Auntie mame is an unforgettable show and a delight for all audiences. Directed by the Dietrich’s own Jennifer Jenkins, Auntie mame performances will be held on Wednesday, April 24 through saturday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. and sunday, April 28 at 3:00 p.m. tickets are $10 each and are available by calling 570996-1500. You won’t want to miss it. the Dietrich will also be starting up pottery and sculpture classes for children of all ages in April. During these four-class series, students will explore working with the medium of clay as they throw pots on potter’s wheels and learn hand-building and sculpting techniques. classes for students ages five to twelve years old will be held on Fridays, April

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A coral -themed ceramics piece created by senior Emily Taylor.

Keystone artists ‘Moving Forward’ By Arielle KovAlich Abington Journal Correspondent


enior art students of keystone college will feature some of their work April 5 at the 2013 senior Art Exhibition during scranton’s First Friday. the public is invited to attend this event, which will feature multiple art mediums paintings, ceramics, bronze castings, graphic prints, mixed media and photography. A reception will be held at a double opening April 5 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at both the ArtWorks Gallery, 503 lackawanna Avenue, scranton, and the Artists for Art (AFA) Gallery, 514 lackawanna Avenue, scranton. the art will be placed in the galleries April 4 and will continue to be displayed until April 27. Gallery hours outside of the exhibition night April 5 for both locations are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. tuesday through saturday. this senior exhibition is part of the student’s professional practices course, which is designed to help the emerging artists learn to start their careers by helping them perform tasks such as coordinating with venues, creating press releases and building professional relationships in their field. keystone college instructor nikki moser, 47, of Factoryville, said of the class, “they spend the semester really refining the skills they need to become working artists.” moser also commented on the artwork and the anticipated exhibition, “the caliber of the work and the way they work so hard to install it will really inspire people to be engaged in the art.” This year’s theme, “Moving Forward,” was chosen by the students and represents them as emerging artists leaving college and heading into the professional world. keystone senior Emily taylor of moosic is one of 22 who will have some of their artwork displayed at the local

Photography by Rachel Marable to be featured at the exhibition aims to captures the emotion and experience of deployment. Moosic resident Marable is exhibiting photos taken of her husband who is serving in the United States military. galleries. taylor discussed what the title of this exhibition means to her, “i feel like the work represents everything we’ve been doing for four years, and it just shows how much we’ve learned and accomplished.” Fellow student leanne schneider, a keystone senior

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scranton prep players: ‘Be our Guest’ By Kevin KeArney Abington Journal Correspondent

the scranton prep players will present the timeless children’s classic, “Beauty and

the Beast,” with two students from the Abington area in the leading roles. the charming French fairy tale will be performed at 7:30

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Maggie Nealon, of Dunmore, playing Chip, and Paul Chichura, of Kingsley, as Lumiere, rehearse a scene.

p.m. Friday and saturday, April 12, 13, 19 and 20 and at 2 p.m. sunday, April 14 and 21. the production will take place in the high school’s Bellarmine theatre, 1000 Wyoming Ave., scranton. Donation is $10 for adults and $8 for students. the participants have been hard at work for months. “the over 100 students involved have been learning their music and lines as well as building and painting the sets, making most of the properties, and most of the costumes,” said Ann S. Moyles, who has been the director for 31 years. “We’re very fortunate here at prep because we have a lot of talented kids.” two of those artistic students are junior kris muzzi of Dalton and sophomore Gabby

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Murray named MVP By Tom RoBinson Abington Journal Correspondent

ARCHBALD – T.J. Murray did much of his scoring from close to the basket during a championship season that included a run to the state quarterfinals at Abington Heights. When he ventured away from the basket for the Comets, Murray often took on the role of passer. The Lackawanna League Boys Basketball All-Star Game allowed Murray to show some different offensive abilities. Murray shared Blue team scoring honors and earned team Most Valuable Player honors during a 101-87 loss to the Red March 26 in the seniors-only game at Valley View High School. “It was great to get out of a system a little bit,” said Murray, who hit three 3-point shots while scoring 13 points. “It’s fun and you get to play with some great players.” The Red, coached by Lakeland’s Dave Rosencrans and including three Chiefs on the roster, dominated much of the game. Murray played a big part in the second-half push that allowed the Blue to briefly make the game competitive late. The Red opened leads of 29 points three times midway

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Lions, Comets expected to contend By Tom RoBinson Abington Journal Correspondent

Lackawanna Trail is the defending champion and Abington Heights is one of the early leaders in Lackawanna League high school boys volleyball, which got underway last week. The Lions have many new faces on their roster after going 13-1 last season, then beating Western Wayne in a playoff to determine the league title. Abington Heights has a new coach in Jamie Spangler, but three returnees helped the Comets go 2-0 to finish the first week in a three-way tie for the league lead.

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In the large school state championship, Dalton Sauder finished first and helped lead his team to a first team state championship for the Wolverine wrestling program.

Scranton Prep pitcher Jake Stafursky (#12), is shown last season, throwing the ball over the plate while contending with steady rain.

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The Abington Heights High School baseball team finished last season with a 7-8 overall record (7-7 in Lackawanna League Division 1) and despite losing several key players to graduation, head coach Bill Zalewski believes they can be a factor in the division. “I think we can be very tough,” he said. “They are a very, very hard working group and a real tight group of kids who hang out off the field and push each other to be better players.” The Comets returning starters include senior shortstop/pitcher Kevin Elwell, senior second baseman/pitcher Dante Pasqualichio, senior outfielder Josh Slocum, sophomore pitcher/ outfielder Tyler Ksiazek and junior pitcher Dave Manasek. Other retuning players who should see significant playing time include junior first baseman/designated hitter Justin Porpiglia, junior catcher Scott Salmon, junior pitcher/outfielder Brad Smertz, junior infielder/pitcher Matt Heckman and sophomore pitcher Zach Manasek. Zalewski thinks the team’s versatility can play into their favor. “A lot of guys are duel-position players,” he said. The Comets must replace catcher Connor Pacyna, third baseman Brandon Pacyna, first baseman Eric Montella, outfielder Jerry Burke, pitcher/ third baseman Jason Subasic, pitcher/ first baseman Robbie Eyre and catcher Nico Surace. Abington Heights will open its league season April 3 at Scranton Prep at 4:30 p.m. Lackawanna Trail Lackawanna Trail Lions finished last season with a 13-4 overall record and defeated Old Forge to win the District 2 Class A title. The Lions return senior infielder Ben McLaughlin, senior pitcher/infielder Pete Murazzi, senior outfielder Vic Rosa, junior pitcher/first baseman Matt Flynn and sophomore shortstop Liam Dougherty. They must replace pitcher/outfielder Matt Aten, pitcher/first baseman Steve Miller, third baseman Bruce Benko, catcher Ben Lehman and outfielder Caleb Darling.

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The Abington Heights Comets returning starters include senior second baseman/ pitcher Dante Pasqualichio, shown, senior shortstop/pitcher Kevin Elwell, senior outfielder Josh Slocum, sophomore pitcher/outfielder Tyler Ksiazek and junior pitcher Dave Manasek. Head coach Todd Peters expects juniors Jon Zedar and Brian Tuft to contribute as pitchers/outfielders, sophomore Cooper Rosiak is expected to start at catcher and sophomore Jason Guthrie should see time at third base. Sophomore Jared Phillips will be in the mix at first base, junior Brian Kearney will see time in the outfield and Billy Lee at second base. “A lot of our guys don’t have a lot of experience, but I expect them to work hard and start gelling together,” Peters said. “We lost some big arms off our pitching staff, so we definitely have to play good defense, catch the ball and score runs when we have the opportunity. Whether it’s hitting, bunting or stealing bases, we have to play every aspect of the game well in order to win games this year.” The Lions will begin their league schedule April 4 at home vs. Susquehanna. Scranton Prep The Cavaliers finished last season

Lackawanna Trail Head coach Todd Peters expects junior Jon Zedar shown, to contribute as a pitcher/outfielder.

with a 7-8 overall record (7-7 in Lackawanna Division 1) and were defeated by Nanticoke in the first round of the District 2 playoffs. They return senior right fielder Chris Gaetano, senior center fielder Jim Graziosi, senior third baseman Matt Sompel, senior first baseman Mark Fetter, senior pitchers Jake Stafursky and Alex Anzelmi, junior second baseman John Joe Gustin and junior catcher Nick Preston. The team must replace shortstop Brian O’Donnell, left fielder Mike McDonald and designated hitter Fran Notarianni. Ross had been impressed with the development of several players since last season. “We’re really happy with senior outfielder Ryan Gerrity and some of the kids coming up from junior varsity, including sophomore Dan Ryan, who may begin the season as the starter at shortstop, and junior Seth Stafursky, who may see action at multiple positions,” Ross said. Ross is hopeful that the wealth of experience returning this season will pay dividends on the field. “We have a pretty strong nucleus coming back with six starters and our top two pitchers,” he said. “We will miss the leadership of the seniors who graduated, but expect others to step into that role. “We’re cautiously optimistic and expect to compete in every game.” Ross was satisfied with the effort in the team’s first scrimmage against Riverside. “We did some good things, but we also have some things to work on,” he said. “Our pitchers threw strikes for the most part and our hitters got some pretty good at-bats. “We can swing the bats a little bit and we can run a little bit.” Scranton Prep will open its league schedule April 3 at 4:30 vs. Abington Heights at home.

Shown is David Brown at a recent Lions practice.

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Dalton Sauder, a former Abington Heights student athlete has finished his high school football and wrestling career by accomplishing a very unusual feat—winning three state championships in one year. In the middle of his sophomore year, Dalton and his family relocated to Anchorage, Alaska where he found an immediate home with the football program at South Anchorage High School. As team captain, Dalton helped lead the South Anchorage Wolverine football team to a state championship over Service High School. The Wolverines were state runner-up last year to the Service Cougars and had a regular season loss so the victory was especially sweet in the state final this year. He was also named the Alaska State Defensive Player of the Year for football. Coming off a state championship in football, Dalton decided to wrestle even though he had not wrestled since his freshmen year at Abington Heights. His many years of junior wrestling with Summit Wrestling Club and the coaching he received in junior high and one year of high school must have stuck with him as he dominated the 195 pound weight class. Posting an impressive season record of 32-1, he lost only one match all season which came in the first tournament of the year to the three time small school state champion. In the large school state championship he finished first place and helped lead his team to a first ever team state championship for the Wolverine wrestling program. Dalton plans to attend Eastern Washington University and continue his football career.

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Alley Cats Bowling League Scores from 3/5/13 Team Standings: Lynx-25, Siamese-24, Manx-21, Tigers-20, Bobcats-19.5, Wildcats-15.5, Calicos-14, Ghost-5 High Individual Game: Mary Jo Long-179, Bette Connell-178, Linda Gilardi-174 High Individual Series: Bette Connell-468, Carole Hamersly-449, Nancy Connors-439 High Team Game: Calicos-754, Lynx-674, Manx-670 High Team Series: Calicos-2002, Manx-1929, Siamese-1920 Alley Cats Bowling League Scores from 3/12/13 Team Standings: Siamese-28, Lynx-28, Manx-24, Bobcats-23.5, Tigers-21, Wildcats-15.5, Calicos-15, Ghost-5 High Individual Game: Anna Aten & Jean Cacciamani-173, Jane Bovard-171, Mary Kay Nealon-170 High Individual Series: Jean Cacciamani-461, Anna Aten446, Jane Bovard-435 High Team Game: Siamese-704, Manx-684, Lynx677 High Team Series: Siamese-2054, Bobcats-1989, Manx-1906

A.H. to offer Learn to Swim program Abington Heights Learnto-Swim spring program is offered for beginners, advanced beginners, intermediate and advanced swimmers starting April 8 at the High School pool. Two sessions are available: Session I, from April 8 – May 2; Session II, from May 6 to May 31. Download a Learn-to-Swim brochure and registration form the Aquatics Department site on the High School page of the Abington Heights website: For additional information or questions about any of these programs, email aquatics@ or phone 585-5300, ext. 5607.

Junior Comets set signups April 10, 13 Signups for the 2013 season will be held at the Abington Heights High School Field house on the following dates: Wednesday April 10, 6 - 8 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 10 a.m. 12 p.m. Visit abingtonjuniorcomets. com for more information. Find additional information, along with registration forms to print out under the “info” tab and select “sign up/registration” page.

A.H. student-athletes named All-Academic Twenty-two members of the 2012 Abington Heights football team were recently named to the Pennsylvania Football News All-Academic Team. The PFN All-Academic Team recognizes players who excelled in the classroom as well as the playing field. In order to be selected to the team, each student-athlete had to be at least a sophomore in school and had to meet certain criteria for cumulative GPA and participation. Members of the 2012 PFN All-Academic Team are: Gold Team (3.8 - 4.0 GPA)

Joe Marciano (Sr.), TJ Murray (Sr.), Matt Huggler (Jr.), Ben Rarrick (Jr.), JC Show (Jr.) Silver Team (3.5 - 3.7 GPA) Ryan Fiorillo (Sr.), Jamie Henzes (Sr.), Dante Pasqualichio (Sr.), Joe Carroll (Jr.), Quinn Karam (Jr.), Drew Kuzma (Jr.), Dan Stevens (Jr.), Jake Henzes (So.), Nate Langan (So.) Bronze Team (3.0 - 3.4 GPA) Peter Hubbard (Sr.), Jerry Langan (Sr.), Ryan Patrick (Sr.), Nathan Hollander (Jr.), Nick Ksiazek (Jr.), Kevin Malone (Jr.), Sean Rock (Jr.), Kyle Tierney (Jr.)


with 2:46 left in the first quarter. He then assisted a basket by Rinaldi, scored on a tip-in and set up Rinaldi again, this time on a 3-pointer. Kiehart added another 3-pointer and assisted a 3-pointer by Corey Joyce of Holy Cross to complete a streak of 16 straight points that took less than 2 ½ minutes and gave the Red a 30-16 advantage late in the first quarter. Grabowski had four points and five rebounds in the win while Brady had two points and six rebounds. Rinaldi and Wallenpaupack’s Jake Brown led the Red with 15 points each. Sawyer Dearborn of Blue Ridge added 14 and was named team MVP. Joe Ferguson of Scranton Prep coached the Blue team. Temples and Matt Knowles represented the Cavaliers in the game. Temples had 10 points and a game-high four steals. Knowles had 10 points and seven rebounds. Elwell and Egan each had five points and four rebounds. Murray and Scranton’s Andrew Moran, who also had 12 rebounds and five assists, had 13 points each to lead the Blue.

Continued from Page 11 through the third quarter. Abington Heights players were prominent in a 20-point Blue streak that cut the deficit to 82-79 with 4:05 remaining. Kevin Elwell hit a 3-pointer with 6:22 left and Murray followed with two more 3-pointers for a burst of nine points in 36 seconds that made it 82-74. After Valley View’s Liam Callejas made it four straight Blue 3-pointers, Jamie Egan banked in a shot to complete the 20-0 run. Mac Temples of Scranton Prep added another 3-pointer with four minutes left to cut the gap all the way to 84-82, but the Blue never got any closer. Lakeland’s Kyle Kiehart had eight points and seven rebounds in the win and was joined on the Red by teammates Eric Grabowski and Tyler Brady. Kiehart joined Dunmore’s John Rinaldi in leading a surge late in the first quarter to put the Red in command. A 3-pointer by Kiehart put the Red ahead to stay, 17-16,



Presenting the award in honor of the late Karen Hoyt are her husband and son. Shown, from left: Jay Hoyt, award recipient Maura nealon and Matt Hoyt.

Hoyt Spirit Award recognizes spirit, resilience, sportsmanship Abington Heights junior girls basketball player Maura Nealon was awarded the 1st annual Karen Hoyt Spirit Award at the Lady Comets team banquet March 24. The award is in memory of Karen Hoyt, a 1979 graduate of Abington Heights High School. She went on to graduate from Keystone Junior College and also attended The University of Scranton. Her husband, Jay, and two daughters, Jordan and Lauren, also graduated from Abington Heights. Her son, Matt, is currently a senior. Hoyt died this past May in a car-related accident. She was a member of the Lady Comets Booster Club for four years and served as president for two years while daughter Lauren played for the team. She was also very active in the parents’ clubs for Jordan’s track team and Matt’s soccer team. “She loved attending her children’s sporting events and was without a doubt one of Abington Heights’ biggest supporters and cheerleaders

for all of the players,” friend Kathy Colombo said. This award serves in memory of Hoyt and is meant to remember her spirit and kindness. It’s given to the player with the following attributes: love for the game of basketball, sportsmanship, resilience in the face of adversity, a positive attitude (even when sitting on the bench), leading cheers, kindness to all including the opposing team, supporting her teammates and contributing to the team concept in every way. The Lady Comets dedicated their season to Karen Hoyt by writing her initials were on their team socks to honor her throughout the season. “Karen was an incredible mother, wife and friend,” Colombo said. “Karen’s smile, kindness, and spirit will always be remembered. The entire Abington community was blessed to have known Karen and she is missed every day. The world truly is a brighter place because Karen was in it.”

digs in the first two matches. ABINGTON HEIGHTS Spangler, a 2005 graduate, Continued from Page 11 returns to coach the team he played for in high school. He A closer look at each team: served as an assistant womLACKAWANNA TRAIL en’s coach at the University of Seniors Devin Walsh and Pittsburgh and Penn StateRichard Pollock are returning Greater Allegheny before starters, but the only players returning to Abington Heights with significant varsity experi- as girls coach in the fall. ence for the Lions. “I’m trying to get more inWalsh returns at middle terest in volleyball in the area blocker. in general,” Spangler said. Pollock, the libero last sea“I’ve talked to a couple other son, is being used at different coaches. We’re in the early positions. stages of talking about ways “We’re still tinkering with to get junior high programs the lineup,” Lackawanna Trail started.” coach Deb Joyce said. “We’re Seniors Jake Roba, an outusing him in the front row this side hitter, and Mike Pettinato, year as well. a setter, are back for their third “He’s very versatile.” seasons as starters. Complicating matters for Kevin Schumacher, a junior the Lions, who started 1-1, libero, also returns. was the loss of a starter, senior Senior outside hitter Eric outside hitter Wyatt Cooper, Washo, senior middle hitter to a sprained ankle. Joyce is Sean Albright and sophomore hoping Cooper may be able to middle hitter Griffin Joyce return in a couple weeks. have moved into the starting Juniors Ryan Dill and Dillineup. lon Smith are two additions to Sophomores Jeremy Critchthe lineup. ley, a defensive specialist, and “They both played AAU Joe Deitzer, an outside hitter, volleyball this winter and that are the key substitutes. helped them improve their Roba had 29 kills and Petgames,” Joyce said. tinato had 28 assists when the Sophomore Aidan Holmes Comets opened with a 25-15, has also worked his way into 25-9, 23-25, 25-16 victory the starting lineup. over Forest City. Lackawanna Trail needed a Roba had 17 kills and 10 comeback to defeat Mountain aces and Pettinato had 26 View, 18-25, 25-21, 22-25, assists in a 25-9, 25-12, 25-4 25-17, 15-13, in its opener. romp over Blue Ridge. Walsh had 21 kills, Holmes “I think we have a pretty had 20 assists and Dill had 16 good shot at competing for assists in the win. the best team in the league,” The Lions fell to SusqueSpangler said. hanna, 26-24, 25-21, 26-24, in The Comets were 10-4 to their second match. finish third in the league last Pollock has a team-high 52 season.


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Charity Pig Roast to celebrate community

The Keystone Chapter of UNICO National, Dunmore, is commemorating its first Founders’ Day with a Charity Pig Roast April 13, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Fiorelli’s in Peckville. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center and other local charities. The Charity Pig Roast will feature a one-hour open bar with appetizers, a complete Italian buffet, entertainment and dancing. In addition, a basket raffle will be held. Tickets, at a cost of $45, are available. UNICO National is the largest Italian American service organization in the United States. The Keystone Chapter of UNICO National was chartered April 14, 2012. Based in Dunmore, the chapter and its members work on local and national service projects.

Celebrating Dr. John Harvey’s retirement, from left, are: Jody Doherty, M.S., Psychological Examiner; Adele Dickinson, M.S., Psychological Examiner; John Harvey, Ph.D.; Jennifer Meckes, Psy.D.,Director of Psychological Services; Christie Sworen-Parise, Psy.D., Assistant Director of Psychological Services and Karen Kane, M.S., Rehabilitation Counselor.

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memory challenges. His experience enabled Allied leadership to preserve the dePaul School for students identified with learning disabilities in our region, yet his expertise was also evident on a national level as he authored multiple books on stress

management and other topics, as well as professional papers in professional psychology journals. Dr. Harvey was instrumental in identifying young students from all over the region who would be helped by enrollment at the dePaul School.


Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was the scene of the largest art theft in history more than 20 years ago, a crime that is still unsolved. Based on the true facts, novelist B. A. Shapiro spins a tale of forgery and fanaticism in “The Art Forger,” a new addition to Adult Fiction at the Abington Community Library. The book is available also in the Large Print edition. As the story begins, one of the stolen Degas paintings, taken during the famous heist, is delivered to the studio of a young artist, Claire Roth, who, because of circumstances, makes her living reproducing famous works of art for an online retailer. A powerful Boston gallery owner hires her to forge the Degas painting, but as she begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing masterpiece may itself be a forgery. Claire begins a search for the truth about the painting’s origins and finds herself in a desperate race to save herself from incrimination. MORE NEW ADULT FICTION “Gods and Beasts,” by Denise Mina. With Christmas quickly approaching, Glasgow policewoman Alex Morrow is on the hunt to capture a killer, a masked gunman who staged a violent robbery, shooting an elderly man to death, in a crowded post office in the heart of the city. She begins to uncover a sinister political network and realizes that criminal corruption spreads further than she ever could have imagined, touching even her own department. “Three Graves Full,” by Jamie Mason. Jason Getty, mild-mannered killer, buried the victim a little too close to home.Now, it’s a year later and the police unearth two bodies on his property, neither of which is the one Jason buried. Here is a macabre, darkly humorous tale, filled with a colorful cast of strangers, and a hero who is racing to stay ahead of the consequences of his crime. “The Romanov Cross,” by Robert Masello. Army epidemiologist Frank Slater is assigned to investigate bodies found on a small island off the Alaska coast. The colony, which was once settled by a sect devoted to the mad Russian monk, Rasputin, had been wiped out by the Spanish flu in 1918, the victims’ remains frozen in the ground until the permafrost begins to melt. Frank must determine if the deadly virus is still present and ensure that it doesn’t come back to life. He discovers that his mission has been compromised, however, and he is in a brutal race against time. The Abington Community Library is located at 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Visit out website, www. to register online for events or call the library at (570) 587-3440. Don’t have a library card? Register for one at libraryinfo/library_card_reg.asp.

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Continued from Page 10 from Moscow, will feature her photography at the exhibition. Schneider shared her excitement about having her artwork featured, “I’m just really excited because it’s my first art exhibition.” She added, “I love the idea of galleries, so just to be displayed in one feels so good.” Schneider also shared what the event’s theme means to her as a student, “I think it just represents another stepping stone. Going through college was a big part of our lives, and now we’re all moving not only forward, but in all different directions.” In addition to student artwork, refreshments will be be provided by The Chef’s Table Restaurant of Keystone College during the opening reception. More information can be found by calling the ArtWorks Gallery at 570.207.1815 or the AFA Gallery at 570.969.1040.

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Two-anda-halfyear-old Maggie May, of Dunmore, reaches for a treat during the South Abington Lions Club’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the South Abington Recreation Field.

The South Abington and Dalton Lions clubs, along with the Chinchilla Hose Company and Dalton Fire Company, held their annual Easter egg hunts March 30 at the South Abington Recreation Field and the park across from the Dalton Fire Company. The Easter Bunny visited both locations, first at Dalton’s Breakfast With the Bunny at the fire company prior to the hunt, then at South Abington’s event. For additional photos, see At right: LeAnna Waters, 6 and Addison Waters, 3, both of S. Abington, visit with the Bunny after the South Abington Lions Club’s Egg Hunt at the Recreation Field.

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DIETRICH Continued from Page 10 12, 19, 26, and May 3 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission is $40 and all materials will be provided. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to register for this popular class. Our Preschool Pottery and Sculpture series will also start up on Thursday, April 4 and will run for four consecutive Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Admission to the preschool class is free. I am always amazed to see artists as young as four and five years old learning how create pottery on potter’s wheels! Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to register. Space is limited. As you can see, the Dietrich is so much more than the movies!

Neighborhood of Make-Believe to Clarks Summit


For many young—and young at heart— fans of PBS television show “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” who long to travel into The Neighborhood of Make-Believe, that dream may soon come true through music and storytelling. The Arts at First Presbyterian Church 2012-2013 season’s final session, “Jazz for Kids,” will be held April 7 at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 School St., Clarks Summit, at 4 p.m. This free event, open to all ages, will feature live jazz renditions of compositions by the late Fred Rogers, creator of the TV show. The concert’s lineup of musicians will feature Rev. Bill Carter, pastor of the church, and the Presbybob Quartet, along with regional musicians Marko Marcinko on drums and Tony Marino on bass; Erin Malloy on vocals and Jeff Stockham, who was recently featured as a musician in the Academy Award-winning film “Lincoln,” on trumpet and French horn. A special visit will be made by Mr. McFeely from the TV show, as played by David Newell, who, along with some puppets from the show, will share stories with those in attendance. He will also be available for meet-and-greets with the children after the concert. “The idea originated in my mind after Mr. McFeely (David Newell) and I did a joint program together last July in the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum,” said Carter. “We hit it off immediately, and I thought it would be a great thing to bring him to ‘our neighborhood’…I thought it would be a lot of fun to bring together a group of NEPA’s amazing jazz musicians, all for the benefit and delight of children and those who love them.” Newell expressed equal enthusiasm about the event, saying concerts like it are important for families and reflect the ideals of Fred Rogers’ career. “It’s exposing children and adults to different types of music,” he said, adding that all are welcome, as it is a community event, not a religious one, despite the location. “It will be a nice little concert for young and old,” said Newell. According to Carter, the event will be highly participatory for the children, who will receive the best seats up front. “We want to make this a very accessible event for children,” Carter said. “The music

will be lively and positive, with lyrics on a child’s level of understanding, and rhythms that will set everybody’s toes to tapping.” There is no charge and no tickets required for the show, which is made possible by a Lackawanna County Arts and Cultural Grant, a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts grant and gifts from individual donors. Those who wish may bring donations of slightly used or new sweaters for a sweater

drive in honor of Fred Rogers and his famous sweaters. The clothing, according to Carter, will later be shared with those who utilize the St. Francis Soup Kitchen in Scranton. Newell explained many sweater drives have been held at similar events, and throughout the years, over five million sweaters were collected so far. “It all goes back to representing Fred Rogers,” he said, “and his reaching out to children and families.” Mr. McFeely (played by David Newell) and Rev. Carter perform together at the Pittsburgh Children”s Museum last July.

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At left: Displaying their treasures found at the Dalton Lions Club’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt are, from left, front: Elin Lewis. Back row: Ruth Sorber, Jillian Lewis, Savanna Jones and Jeremy Jones.

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The University of Scranton and Pennsylvania American Water will sponsor an environmental art and essay exhibition for area students during Earth Week activities in April. Submissions will be showcased April 25, from 6 to 9 p.m., on the fourth floor of the DeNaples Center on the University’s campus. “The Lorax” will be shown at the event, free to the public.Area students in grades 7 to 12 can submit essays that address the theme “Leaving Our Planet Better Than We Found it.” All must address an environmental threat, explain the impact and articulate a plan of action. Submissions must be sent to The University of Scranton, Provost Office, 800 Linden Street, Scranton, Pa., 18510, by April 12. For details, visit or call 570.941.7520.

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ALL AMERICAN SELF-STORAGE, 905 Stanton Rd., Mid-Valley Industrial Park, Olyphant, PA will offer for sale the property of Daniel Engle, Unit# M61, personal & household items on 4/6/13 at 10:00 AM at the above location.

IN RE: Estate of CATHERINE F. JENKINS, late of the city of Scranton, County of Lackawanna and State of Pennsylvania: (died March 3, 2013).

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ESTATE NOTICE ESTATE OF Diane Marinchak, late of the City of Scranton died February 18, 2013, Administrator Chris Marinchak, Terrence V. Gallagher, Attorney for the Estate, 416 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton PA 18510. Notice is hereby given that letters of Administration have been granted. All persons indebted to the said estate are required to make payment, and those having claims or demands are to present the same without delay to the Executor’s name. ESTATE NOTICE

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Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary have been granted in the Estate of CHARLES E. EVANS, late of 140 Susquehanna Avenue, Olyphant, Pa., 18447, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania (died March 6, 2013). All persons indebted to the Estate are requested to make payment, and those having claims or demands are to present same, without delay, to the Executor, Martin T. Evans, or to Stanley W. Kennedy, Attorney for the Estate, 521 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant, Pa 18447



ESTATE OF HELEN GRALA, late of Scranton, Pennsylvania (died February 2, 2013). All creditors are requested to present their claims and all persons indebted to the decedent will make payment to Ann Salamon, Executrix; or to John J. Brazil, Jr., attorney for the Estate, 310 Adams Avenue, Suite 200, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503 JOHN J. BRAZIL, JR., ESQUIRE ATTORNEY FOR THE ESTATE ESTATE NOTICE IN RE: MICHAEL GUZIOR, deceased, late of the City of Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania (November 15, 1984). Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary on the above estate have been granted to: Gertrude C. Krypel. All persons indebted to the said estate are required to make payment and those having claims to present the same without delay to the Administrator named above or to James M. Tressler, Esquire, Tressler Law, LLC, 220 Penn Avenue, 3rd Floor, Scranton, PA 18503 TRESSLER LAW, LLC James M. Tressler, Esquire ESTATE NOTICE RE: ESTATE OF JOSEPHINE L. HENCINSKI, late of Scott Township, Pennsylvania. (Died March 18, 2013). Letters Testamentary in the above estate having been granted, creditors shall make demand and debtors shall make payment to Joseph Hencinski, Executor, or C.H. Welles IV, Attorney for the Estate, 11th Floor, Bank Towers, 321 Spruce Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503 C.H. WELLES IV, ESQUIRE Attorneys for the Estate

LETTERS TESTAMENTARY in the above estate having been granted, all persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent should make them known and present them, and all persons indebted to the decedent shall make payment thereof without delay to Judith J. Baer, Executrix, or to KELLEHER & KELLEHER, 800 Oak Street, Scranton, PA 18708 LEGAL NOTICE “AseraCare Home Health – Clarks Summit LLC will no longer participate in the Medicare program (title XVII of the Social Security Act) effective March 31, 2013. The agreement between AseraCare Home Health – Clarks Summit LLC and the Secretary of Health and Human Services will be terminated on March 31, 2013 in accordance with the provisions of the Social Securi ty Act. The Medicare program will make no payments, under this agreement, for covered inpatient services furnished to patients who are admitted on or after March 31, 2013. Holly RasmussenJones, Secretary AseraCare Home Health – Omaha LLC” ESTATE NOTICE Notice is hereby given, that Letters of Administration have been issued in the ESTATE OF CARL NOAKES, who died on March 3, 2013, late resident of Clarks Summit, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, to Mary M. Noakes, Administratrix of the Estate. All persons indebted to said Estate are required to make payment and those having claims or demands are to present the same without delay to Mary M. Noakes, Administratrix, c/o Ernest D. Preate, Jr., Esquire, Attorney for the Estate, at 400 Spruce Street, Suite 300, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503. Ernest D. Preate, Jr. Esquire Attorney for the Estate ESTATE NOTICE Letters have been granted on the Estate of Thomas Sekely, late of Thornhurst Township, Lackawanna County, PA, (died 1/20/2013), to Loretta Ahlborn Executrix, Elizabeth Schneider, Esq., Attorney for the Estate, 201 Sturbridge Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411. All persons having claims against the estate are requested to present them in writing and all persons indebted to the estate to make payment to it in care of the Attorney noted above. ELIZABETH SCHNEIDER ATTORNEY AT LAW


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REAL ESTATE, INC. NEW MILFORD Sit on the covered patio and enjoy the country views or stay inside and admire the custom wood and stone work. Gorgeous details abound in this 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath home from the cherry and granite gourmet kitchen to the beautiful stamped concrete floors to the stunning entry rotunda. Luxury and livability all in one charming country estate. MLS#12-553 Virtual Tour: LORI 585-0627 $1,390,000

TIMELESS BEAUTY This stone mansion was built by prestigious architect George Lewis whose work includes numerous historic places in NE PA. Situated on 21+ acres this 7000 SF home includes 8 stall horse barn & 75 x 150 indoor riding area. MLS# 12-1540 Virtual Tour: MARION 585-0602 or CHRISTIAN 585-0614

LAKE FRONT AT SUMMIT LAKE! Pull down the private drive and capture the view of your everyday escape. Your 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath lake front home situated on 5 picturesque acres awaits your arrival. You’ll be consumed by the calmness and privacy of Summit Lake because now your home. MLS# 13-945 CHRISTIAN 585-0614 $799,900

EAST MOUNTAIN Quality throughout this spacious twostory. Gourmet kitchen w/ granite, breakfast nook overlooks in-ground pool, dual sided gas fireplace, Brazilian Cherry flooring, tile baths, plus room to expand! Great location minutes to center city, Route 81, walk to Lake Scranton and ice skate at Mountain Lake! MLS#124981 MAUREEN 585-0607 $554,900

ROYAL OAKS CLARKS SUMMIT Brand new and waiting for your finishing touches! This 4 bedroom home features gourmet kitchen, regal office with built-ins, large family room with fireplace, awesome master suite and more all situated on a corner lot. MLS# 12-3839 MARION 585-0602 $499,000

GLENMAURA - Live easy in this fabulous middle unit with custom granite kitchen, hardwood floors, open floor plan and more. MLS#11-3774 KIM 585-0606 $299,000

CLARKS SUMMIT Beautiful 4 bedroom ranch home offers private park like setting featuring salt water in ground pool, cabana, outdoor fireplace, koi pond, stone walls and more. MLS# 13-1216 ELIZABETH 585-0608 $275,000

OAKWOOD PARK LAFLIN If you like comfort & charm, you’ll love this sparkling 3800+ SF 5 BDR, 4 BTH 2-story traditional home in perfect condition in a great neighborhood. Nothing to do but move in. Offers formal LR, DR, 1st flr FR w/ FP, granite countertops in kitchen & baths, LL rec room w/ FP and wet bar. MLS# 13-546 BARBARA 696-0883 $335,000

FELL TOWNSHIP Lovely colonial on over a 1/2 acre. Family room with fireplace, whirlpool in master bath, finished lower level. Vista Views! MLS#13-413 DAVE 585-0614 $239,580

DUNMORE Move in condition, beautiful 2 story contemporary home with large fenced in yard, spacious stone deck, gas fireplace, neutral colors, breakfast bar, foyer, plenty of storage. A MUST SEE! MLS#131035 ELIZABETH 585-0608 $239,000

NEWLY REMODELED 3 bedroom home situated on corner lot in Minooka. Enjoy the Spring days on deck and summer nights on the screened porch, a definite must see! MLS# 12-5299 JAIME 585-0609 $219,000

UNDER CONSTRUCTION at Olde Grove Estates. Ranch units with garage, master suite, public sewer, all in a country setting close to the interstates. Special construction price. MLS#12-550 MARION 585-0602 $219,000

JUST IN TIME FOR SPRING! 120’ of lake frontage, a half acre of property, a 3 bedroom cottage and a great low price. Don’t miss your chance to relax and enjoy life at the lake this year. MLS#12-3559 LORI 585-0627 $199,900

CLARKS SUMMIT Terrific Townhome! Newer hardwood flooring, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, whirlpool, 2 car garage, beautiful lake views! MLS# 12-4576 BEVERLY 585-0619 $179,000

TUNKHANNOCK Country but convenient! Over an acre surrounds this lovely 3-4BR home with covered rear deck, pool, pond, garage & much more! MLS# 12-3190 KIM 585-0606 or MARY 714-9274 $174,900

WAVERLY Grand historic home on 5.5 magnificent acres. So very much detail throughout, 18 rooms, 8 baths, 4 fireplaces, 4 car garage. A treasure! MLS# 12-4586 BEVERLY 585-0619 $899,000


GLENMAURA Beautiful home w/ all the amenities. Wonderful floor plan that affords convenience & privacy. Located on a cul-de-sac. Fully landscaped & sits up high off the road. MLS# 12-4796 PEG 714-9247 $439,000


ABINGTON MEADOWS Light-filled, end-unit townhome. Private and pretty wooded backdrop. First floor master suite and laundry make for easy living. Additional 2nd floor bedrooms and bath provide room for family or guests. MLS#13-1182 LORI 585-0627 $219,900


COUNTRY SETTING Updated three bedroom ranch with granite kitchen, stone fireplace, central air, 2 separate garages and more on almost 2 acres in country setting! MLS# 13-34 KIM 585-0606 $174,000

DUNMORE ESTATE SALE 2 story with new tile, handicap accessible first floor bathroom, new oak flooring in 3 bedrooms, master bedroom addition, covered porch, off street parking. MLS# 11-4645 MAUREEN 585-0607 $129,900

FACTORYVILLE Build your dream home, 1+ wooded building lot! MLS# 12-3928 ELIZABETH 585-0608 $18,000 DALTON Offers Lots 5 & 25 in one of the newest areas, Huntington Woods, just minutes from Route 11 in Clarks Summit, complete with paved roads and utilities ready to install! MLS#12-2928 & 12-2929 RENEE 585-0626 NORTH POCONO 5.04 acres, wooded level lot, central sewer hook-up, minutes to Rt 84, 380 & 81. MLS#12-4661 MAUREEN 585-0607 $56,900 CLARKS SUMMIT Beautiful 1.43 acre wooded lot in quiet area. MLS# 12-3913 ELIZABETH 585-0608 $75,900 CLARKS SUMMIT Just Reduced! .95 building lot in private wooded setting. MLS#13-42 ELIZABETH 585-0608 $74,900 MOUNT COBB Small 7 lot subdivision in serene setting located minutes from interstate offers minimal covenants / restrictions, public sewer & utilities. Convenient to Sanolfi-Pasteur & Tobyhanna Depot. Lot 2 ( .97 acres) $49,900 Lot 5 (1.2 acres) $55,900 Lot 3 (1.05 acres) $59,900 Lot 6 (2 acres) $81,900 Lot 1 (1.98 acres) $88,900 DAVE 585-0615 GOLDEN OAK ESTATES Beautiful acre+ wooded lots in growing residential development located in the heart of Moscow featuring public sewer and well water starting at $59,900. MARION 585-0602



TUNKHANNOCK BOROUGH Three bedroom, two bath ranch with central air, hardwood floors, off-street parking and fenced yard. MLS#13-1245 KIM 585-0606 $159,773

DALTON RANCH Lovely move in condition home features 3 bedrooms and 1 bath on main level with family room, 4th bedroom and full bath in walk out basement. New Trex deck. Large level yard, all within Dalton Borough. MLS# 13-181 EDNA 585-0610 $159,000

BIG BASS LAKE Very well maintained 1 story. 3 bedrooms, stone fireplace, large deck. Close proximity to beach. Indoor amenities, outdoor pool, tennis courts and more. MLS# 12-5233 BEVERLY 585-0619 $119,900

OLD FORGE Charming 2 bedroom home with mustsee, remodeled interior. Heated sunroom overlooks the back yard. Nothing to do but move in and enjoy! Call to make your appointment before it’s gone”. MLS#13-582 LORI 585-0627 $116,900

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LARKS SUMMIT Prime 2 acres lot in beautiful Cherry Ridge Development. This land offers awesome views and easy access to the city. MLS# 13-676 MARION 585-0602 $115,000. CLARKS SUMMIT Beautiful acreage offers the peace and tranquility of the country with only a ten minute drive to town. Plenty of room to build. Seller is looking for offers so don’t hesitate! MLS#11-3684 LORI 585-0627 $119,000 TUNKHANNOCK Build your dream home at Stonehedge, with over 150 feet of frontage on it’s most challenging hole. MLS# 13-904 KIM 585-0606 $125,000 CLARKS SUMMIT 7.34 acre parcel in terrific Abington Heights location. MLS# 12-5442 CHRISTIAN 585-0614 $129,900. CLARKS SUMMIT Beautiful 1.38 acres on Summit Lake offers amazing views and public sewer. MLS# 12-3243 JAIME 585-0609 $215,000 CLARKS SUMMIT Just Reduced! Attention investors or developers! 29.70 wooded acres. MLS#125554 ELIZABETH 585-0608 $240,000 JEFFERSON TWP Beautiful wooded lots available starting at $44,900. New development in country setting w/ lot sizes from .69 to 2.48 acres, protective covenants & underground utilities MARION 585-0602

FACTORYVILLE Lots of charm, 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, wood flooring, fireplace, 3.5 acres, 1 car garage. MLS#12-4686 BEVERLY 585-0619 $137,000

HIDEOUT Year round remodeled home with new kitchen and bath. Seasonal lake views. MLS#13-981 KIM 585-0606 $95,505


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