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Sunday Dispatch editor and ‘Optimist’ columnist Ed Ackerman reacts to playful jabs from Maria Capolarella Montante at the Jean Yates Award Dinner Wednesday night. Ackerman received the award for distinguisted library service, including his assistance in bringing the John P. Cosgrove Collection to the Pittston Memorial Library.


We can change the world Rearrange the word It’s dying … To get better Graham Nash, 1968 Nothing underscores the hypocrisy of my generation — the Baby Boomers out to change the world — more than the opening night in 1988 of “Imagine,” the movie based on John Lennon’s era-defining song of 1971. Twenty years after Graham Nash penned the lyrics displayed above, 17 years after Lennon wrote “imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can, no need for greed or hunger, a brotherhood of man,” many of us who claimed we believed all that stuff hopped into our BMWs, wearing our $225 shoes and $85 cologne, and went to movie theaters to do what we as adults loved to do: to be seen. There we were, one-time professed “individuals,” falling right into step. We knew exactly where to be, what to wear and what to say. Few of us that night stopped to wonder what kind of people we had become. We were more concerned with which restaurant

we were heading off to after the show, and whether the sushi would be fresh. If ever a generation lost its soul it is ours, the self-professed idealists of the Age of Aquarius. Ah, the Age of Aquarius, when peace was going to “guide the planets” and love was going to “rule the stars.” Right. “Trust no one over 30” we said back then. Well, all these years after joining the “over 30s” ourselves we should look in a mirror. We said we didn’t want to turn into our parents. How better off for everyone if only we had. The people we didn’t want to trust handed us a nation far better than the one we’re dumping on our children. I’m sorry but it’s true. We Boomers have botched things up. Our parents built for us an America based on values and morality, where right was right and wrong was wrong, where a person’s word was his bond, where hard work paid off, where excuse making was not tolerated, where children were protected …

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and allowed to be children, where neighbors looked out for one another, where there was a genuine respect, and where those with plenty preferred to hide it rather than risk being labeled “show offs” and those without held their heads high because the one thing they did have was their pride. That is the world we believed needed changing? Maybe it needed a little — especially in areas of race relations and women’s rights — but, to borrow a line from the band “The Buoys” in the ‘70s, God, what did we do? The answer is all around us. Imagine no possessions? We Baby Boomers worship possessions. Cars, clothes, gadgets. You name it, we bought it. They couldn’t make houses or televisions — or even hamburgers — too big for us. No need for greed or hunger? We grew fat while millions in the world starved. We throw out more food in one day than millions get to eat in a month. And then we joined health clubs to work it all off. Wearing designer sweatsuits and $150 sneakers, of course. A brotherhood of man? There’s no end to the list of

people we hate … some across the world, others across the street. And then we wonder why people hate us back. We Boomers changed the world all right. We made it meaner and scarier and more corrupt and more materialistic. Along with less tolerant, less spiritual, less friendly and less hopeful. As I said, I’m sorry. But we Baby Boomers own this. It happened on our watch. But maybe it’s not too late for us. All of our lives we Boomers have made up the biggest portion of the population. That’s why, as Ken Dychtwald observes in his book “Age Wave,” Dr. Spock sold so many baby books in the late ‘40s and why so many kindergartens had to be built in the mid ‘50s. And why there are so many radio stations playing The Beatles in 2013. Well, we are on the verge of dominating another demographic group: senior citizens. Baby boomers are turning 60 years old at the rate of 100 every 18 minutes. Millions of us have already retired and many more millions will in coming years.

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It looks like we are not going to be quite as wealthy in retirement as we once thought, but that might be a good thing. What I mean is, maybe we are being given a second chance. A second chance to do the good we once said we wanted to do. With many of our 401-Ks tanked and the equity in our homes either wiped out or re-mortgaged, maybe instead of retiring to an ocean side retreat and days of doing nothing but sipping Coronas with lime, as we may have dreamed, maybe instead we can dedicate our remaining years to cleaning up our own mess. Maybe we can devote ourselves to worthy causes. Some right in our midst already have. Exhibit A: The Care and Concern Ministries at St. John the Evangelist Parish. Maybe we can turn away from materialism and return to spirituality. It surely appears that the new leader of the Catholic Church is heading that way. And maybe we can, finally, change the world. Maybe we can, rearrange the world. After all, it’s still dying … … to get better.

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Pittston Memorial Library Vice President Kelly Carroll, left, and President Barbara Quinn, right, present Ed Ackerman with the Jean Yates Award.

Ed Ackerman, editor of the Sunday Dispatch, cited for service By JOE HEALEY jhealey@psdispatch.com

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I possibly can,” he said. “And I thought, ‘Does that make me a yes man?’ I hope not. I think it makes me a man that likes to say ‘yes.’ “I’ve often said I think there are a lot of people out there who love to say ‘no.’ I don’t want to be that guy. I want to say yes,” he added. “So, as I’ve gone through my life, when people ask me things, I say yes.” When former Sunday Dispatch sports

editor Jim Gilmartin asked Ackerman to write sports for the paper, the 17-year-old Ackerman said “yes.” “And I did that for a long time as different jobs came up at the Dispatch. I said yes.” And when people asked to him to get things in the newspaper or write a story for them, he said “yes.” See, ACKERMAN, Page 8

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e likes to say “yes.” But Ed Ackerman, the 2013 recipient of the Pittston Memorial Library’s Jean Yates Award and editor and columnist of Pittston’s Sunday Dispatch, said he’s not a “yes man.” The award, presented annually to a person who has exhibited dedicated ser-

vice to the library, is named in honor of the late Jean Yates, a library benefactor, volunteer and board member. It was presented to Ackerman at St. Joseph Marello Parish Center Wednesday night. Ackerman read off a list of words he wanted to use as cues when giving his remarks. One of the words, he said, was “yes.” “A long time ago, I thought: I want to be able to say yes to as many requests as


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Where have all the candidates gone? The list of borough mayoral and council and township supervisor candidates for party nominations in the May 14 primary election in Pittston and Greater Pittston is small. There are 37 mayoral, council and supervisor seats on the ballots. If there were just two Democratic and two Republican candidates for each seat, there would be 148 candidates, but there are only 62 and 26 of those are unopposed. Candidates running unopposed is nothing new but in this cycle, the lack of candidates is greater than usual. In Avoca’s First Ward, there is only one candidate, Democrat incumbent Tom Fritz, for two 4-year seats. In Yatesville, there are no candidates for the mayoral nominations, though incumbent Anthony Lizza

plans to mount a write-in campaign. He needs at least 10 write-ins. Of the nine other mayoral slots in the boroughs, only one is contested. That’s in Pittston where Gene Rooney is taking on incumbent Jason Klush on the Democrat side. In Avoca, Dupont, Duryea, West Wyoming, and Wyoming and, incumbent Democrat mayors are running unopposed. In Hughestown, where incumbent Hindmarsh chose not to run, Democrat Wayne Quick is running unopposed. West Pittston incumbent Tony Denisco is the only Republican mayoral candidate and he is unopposed. Of the 62 candidates for mayors, councils and supervisors, only 10 are Republicans, five of those in West Pittston, including Denisco and four incumbent councilmen who are also unopposed. There are no Democrats running in West Pittston. The only other Republican can-

didates are John Coolbaugh and Donald Kreseki who are running against each other for an Exeter Township supervisor Republican nomination, Dom Pepe who is unopposed for the Pittston Township supervisor nomination, Theresa Ritz Mulesky who is unopposed for the Yatesville council nomination and Mike Baloga who is unopposed for a Wyoming Third Ward council nomination. One race which bucks the trend is for the Democratic nomination for one Pittston Township supervisor seat. Five candidates — Ron

Marcellini, Dave Kaminski, Carmen Timonte, Barbara Attardo and Mike Savokinas — are running for that nomination. Four borough council races are contested. In Dupont, there are four Democratic candidates — Mark Kowalczyk, Paul Houdyshell, Bernie Zielinski and Stan Knick — for three nominations for 4-year seats. In Duryea, there are eight Democratic candidates — Valrie Olszewski, Audrey Marcinko, Sean Shay, Jim Balchune, Joan Orloski, Ed Amieka, Frank Groblewski and Mike McGlynn — for four nominations for 4-year seats. In Exeter, there are five Democratic candidates — Joe Pizano, Tom Shannon, Mark Casper, Betty Ann DeRoberto and Rich Turner — for nominations for three 4-year seats. In West Wyoming, there are five Democratic candidates — Gloria Bubblo, Walt Stevens Jr., Michael Polan, Dan Grescavage and Ralph Confletti — for three nominations for 4-year council seats.

In Pittston, there are three candidates — Mike Lombardo, Ken Bangs and Barb Zangre — for two nominations for 4-year council seats. In each case, there are no Republicans on the ballot. In Jenkins Township, there are two candidates, Bob Linskey and Corine Milazzo, for one Democatic nomination for one 6-year supervisor seat. The Pittston Area and Wyoming Area School Boards each have 4-year terms on the ballot. At Wyoming Are, all nine candidates are cross filed as Republicans and Democrats — Kimberly Yochem, Nick DeAngelo, Jerry Stofko,Ree Ree DeLuca, John Bonin, John Bolin, Toni Valenti, Michael Brown and John Marianacci. At Pittston Area, five candidates — Marty Quinn, Roseann Ricotta, Kent Bratlee, Bruce Knick and Marylin Starna — are cross filed and two, John Adonizio and Vito Quaglia, are running for Democratic nominations only.

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Dupont council eyeing future of Ben Franklin school B. GARRETT ROGAN Dispatch Correspondent The Dupont Borough Council held its regular monthly meeting on Aug. 16 where council members and residents discussed waysto fund continued improvements within the community. Dupont officials are keeping an eye on developments regarding the Pittston Area School District’s possible closure of the Ben Franklin Kindergarten Center, located

within Dupont. Council President Stanley Knick stated his hopes to see the building converted to accommodate senior citizen housing if the school is ultimately closed and the borough can obtain the property. Council member Bernie Zielinski referred to the original agreement that granted the land to the district, stating it his belief that the borough is entitled to the first opportunity to regain that land if it were to again be-

come available. The school had been home to the Dupont Elementary School prior to the absorption of Dupont schools into the Greater Pittston Area School District in 1983. Dupont officials have consulted with county and state representatives regarding funding. During the meeting, Knick and Mayor Daniel Lello were told that the district will not make an official decision before July of this

year, but will keep borough officials informed. Pittston Area Superintendent Dr. Michael Garzella would not provide an estimate as to how much the school facility and property might be worth. He stated that an architectural engineer involved with surveying the land refused to speculate at this point, given the amount of variables. In other matters, Lello advised community members to be alert, proactive and

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BY B. GARRET ROGAN Dispatch Correspondent For the second consecutive month, the Pittston Area School Board voted down a motion intended to change the job function of Pittston Area Intermediate Center principal Janet Donovan. By a vote of 6-3, the board opted to refrain from naming Donovan the acting assistant superintendent and director of curriculum. Donovan was formerly the district’s princial of curriculum. Directors Kent Bratlee, John Donahue, Anthony Guariglia, Bruce Knick, Marilyn Starna and Charles Sciandra all voted against

the move, citing their preferences to act on the matter after next year’s budget is in place. Directors Joseph Kelly, Robert Linskey and Richard Gorzkowski each voted in favor. Kelly repeated his comments from the March regular school board meeting that Donovan is sorely needed to aid the district’s superintendent, Dr. Michael Garzella. Kelly dismissed allegations from Guariglia that he had “a personal interest” in the matter and argued that the district has missed out on grant opportunities because the administration is understaffed. Garzella, when pressed, stated

that the grant funding that Pittston Area has applied for over the course of the school year has been “minimized.” Kelly also stated his belief that Donovan’s aid will be essential as the district grapples with the filling of several upcoming administrative vacancies and the possible closure of the Benjamin Franklin Kindergarten Center in Dupont. With regard to that facility, the board heard from Dupont Borough Council President Stanley Knick Jr. and Mayor Daniel Lello who hope that the borough will have the first option to obtain the property and facility if the district opts to close the school.

Dupont had previously owned the property, but transferred it to the Greater Pittston Area School District when Dupont schools were absorbed into the district. At the time, the property was sold to the district, as a point of formality, for $2. Dupont officials jokingly stated they were willing to double that amount. The land transfer agreement also included a stipulation that the borough be given first consideration should the land become unneeded by the district. Pittston Area officials will not likely make a decision before July of this year, but pledged to keep Dupont officials informed.

If the school is closed, Dupont offiicals hope to possibly convert the facility to accommodate senior citizen housing. In other matters, Linskey and Starna each stated their disappointment that there has not yet been a public meeting to discuss budgetary items for the next school year. Al Melone, a financial consultant contracted by the borough, pointed out that extensive e-mails have been sent to board members in hopes that some of the more mundane and basic issues might be addressed prior to the May board meeting. The next Pittston Area School Board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 23.

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The Pittston City Council opened its April 17 regular monthly meeting by hiring two police officers. Kyle Shumosic and Samuel Desimone are the newest of the city’s eight full time police officers. Shumosic, a 25-year-old West Pittston resident originally from West Nanticoke, had previously served as a part-time officer for Pittston as well as for West Pittston. Desimone, 22, originally from Old Forge but now residing in Clarks Summit, served on Avoca borough’s police force before coming to Pittston. The two placed at the top of a pool of eight applicants who went through the civil service testing process. When city resident Jim Norris complained that heavy truck traffic is ruining the quality of the Williams Street, Mayor Jason Klush pointed to the hiring of the two officers in stating that the city will now be able to aggressively pursue trucks in violation of Pittston regulations. The city has seen an influx of large trucks transporting sand from companies on Railroad Street to various natural gas drilling sights throughout the region. When Norris inquired as to the availability of impact fees that the natural gas companies might have to pay to Pittston, City Manager Joe Moskowitz explained that, although the city is negatively impacted by the industry in this respect, it is ineligible for impact fees because there are no natural wells within the city limits. In other matters …

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Honoree Ed Ackerman, right, greets long-time friends Inge Markarian, left, and the Rev. Dr. John Markarian.

ackerman Continued from Page 3

When officials at Wilkes University and later at Luzerne County Community College asked him to teach journalism, he said “yes.” When former Pittston Mayor Michael Lombardo asked him to serve on the library board, he said “yes.” “When we heard about the John Cosgrove Collection, and it was brought up to us with the question ‘Would you like to have that?’ I was the guy who made the motion to say ‘yes.’” He’s said “yes” all his life. “And when Barbara Quinn called me to say that I was selected for the Jean Yates Award, I had an awful time saying yes to that,” he said. Ultimately, as his character dictates, he said “yes.” “I’d much rather give an award than get one,” he said. “And so I came here feeling very uncomfortable.” Ackerman offered an apology to the organizers and past recipients of the Jean Yates Award. He said he told his family it wasn’t a big deal to receive the award. Ackerman and his wife, Mary Kay, an operating room nurse, reside in Pittston. He has two children, Greta, 29, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Michael, 26, of Chicago. Both work in the field of advertising. When his daughter, Greta, announced she would fly in from California for the event, Ackerman said that’s when he realized what a big deal it was. “I thought, my daughter is doing that for one day, putting herself out like that. Right then and there, I realized it was a big deal,” he said. “And introducing my daughter to all of you today has been such a wonderful experience,” he said. “And it’s breaking my son’s heart

that he can’t be here today.” Quinn, president of the Board of Trustees of the Pittston Memorial Library, said the Jean Yates Award is presented to a person who has provided outstanding service to the Pittston Memorial Library in order to keep Yates’ dream alive of keeping the library growing and thriving. Ackerman was a good fit, Quinn said. “Ed Ackerman certainly fulfills the criteria for this award, although he was quite mystified as to why we selected him,” Quinn said. “We disagreed and he humbly consented to accept this award.” “There hasn’t been an event or happening in the Greater Pittston community that doesn’t owe its success to the wonderful coverage provided by Eddie and the Sunday Dispatch,” she said. Ackerman is credited with being the force behind bringing the massive private collection of Pittston native and Washington, D.C. insider John Cosgrove to the library and the library’s expansion to make room for it. “Of course, I’m not always sure whether to thank him for this or strangle him,” Quinn joked. Cosgrove could not attend the ceremony, but Quinn read a letter from him. “We are grateful for (Ackerman’s) strong and inspired support for all the good that the library is doing every day in my hometown community,” Cosgrove wrote. “If my books at some time seem to turn their backs on him, please tell Eddie that the volumes are proudly rendering a salute of appreciation to him for all he has done to preserve and expand his hometown library.” Quinn said plans for a community room and expanded children’s art area are moving forward. “We have our revised plans for the new addition, have met with the architects and construction committee, picked out the furnishings and are ready to go to bid,” she

Gloria Blandina, center, chats with guests at the Jean Yates Award Dinner sponsored by the Pittston Memorial Library at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Center in Pittston on Wednesday night.

said. “Hopefully, construction will start in the very near future.” Quinn also thanked library director Anne Hogya, fund-raising director Howard Grossman, support staff Jean Decker, Gemma Williams, Patricia Joyce, Kathy DePasquale, Elaine Marriggi and Winnie Williams, library controller Eileen Bartoli and board secretary Ann Noone. An anonymous friend made a $5,000 donation in Ackerman’s honor, Quinn said. An invocation was offered by the Rev. Joseph Sibiliano, pastor of St. Joseph Marello Parish, and a benediction was sung by Monsignor John Bendik, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish Community. Library board member Joseph Long acted as toastmaster. Quinn also honored board member Mike Ostrowski, who died last year. “He was a truly wonderful man, and we still miss him and his zany sense of humor,” Quinn said of Ostrowski. “I’m sure the angels are either rolling on the clouds with laughter or jumping off.” Past winners of the Jean Yates Award include Michael Lombardo, Sandy Insalaco, Tom Tigue, Friends of the Library, Eileen Burns, Ellen Mondlak, Eva Mae Falcone and Maria Capolarella-Montante. Capolarella-Montante, president of Friends of the Pittston Library, See ACKERMAN, Page 9

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Centerpieces incorporating issues of the Sunday Dispatch adorn the tables at the Jean Yates Award Dinner honoring Sunday Dispatch Editor Ed Ackerman.


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Luzerne County Community College President Thomas Leary, right, and Michael Lombardo attend the Jean Yates Award Dinner honoring Sunday Dispatch Editor and LCCC Professor Ed Ackerman.

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spoke of what an asset Ackerman is to the library. “He works hard on behalf of the library and he does it with kindness and caring, because that’s the kind of person he is,” he said. “That’s reflected in his column each Sunday.” She presented a book to the library in Ackerman’s name on behalf of the Friends. “But,” she joked with Ackerman, “If you want to read it, you have to go to the library and check it out.” Ackerman said he was happy the event turned into a class reunion.

He was valedictorian of the first class of Pittston Area High School in 1967. Al Kridlo, Bill Keating and John A. Brogna spoke of their good friend and classmate. “We came here to honor Ed,” Kridlo said. “He’s done so much for me personally, and so much for this community. He’s one of those guys that goes out of his way for you. He’ll do things for you and remain in the background.” “He always made our class proud,” Keating said. “He’s an unsung hero,” Brogna said. Gloria Blandina, director of the Care and Concern Clinic, grew up across the street from Ackerman

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L O C A L C H AT T E R

Rose Galasso still throwing in the 90s

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Rose Galasso of Pittston celebrated her 90th birthday on April 24, 2010, by throwing out the first pitch at the Yankees vs Iron Pigs baseball game. She is scheduled to repeat the feat on her 93rd birthday on Wednesday.

Rose Galasso of Pittston will celebrate her 93rd birthday on April 24 the same way she celebrated her 90th — by throwing out the first pitch at a minor league

baseball game. Rose will toss out the first pitch at the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders game on Wednesday.

Three local students are among 34 Luzerne County Community College students will be included in the 2012-13 edition of “Who’s Who among Students in American Junior Colleges.” Ryan Joyce from Avoca is in the above photo, second from left in the second row. Who’s Who students not pictured are Jillian Falkowski and Christopher Twardowski, both from Pittston. First row, from left, Tom Walter, Dallas; Hayden Schutz, Wilkes-Barre; Leah Kowalski, Nanticoke; and Melissa Lohman, Luzerne. Second row, Thomas P. Leary, Kingston, president, LCCC; Ryan Joyce, Avoca; Richard Irving, Wilkes-Barre; Michael A. Maul, Glen Lyon; David Fox, Drums; and Rosana Reyes, dean, enrollment management and student development, LCCC.

DONATES HAIR Elisabeth Lampman of Avoca proudly donated 9” of her hair to

Pantene Beautiful Lengths. This program provides free wigs to cancer patients and helps improve the quality of their lives. Her hair was cut by Tammy Satkowski of Tammy’s Styling Sensations. Elisabeth is the daughter of Susan and Michael Lampman and attends 4th grade at Holy Rosary School. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Happy Birthday to Bill DeAlba of Pittston who celebrated on April 16. Also to Lenny Brown of Old Forge who celebrated on April 20 and Michael English Sr., Pittston Township celebrating on April 25. Greg Dewey of Exeter hits the big 48 on April 21. Happy birthday Greg from your wife Eileen, mother-in-law Rosalie Murtha and your fur children.

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HONOR SOCIETY Stephanie Winters of Dupont and Alexandria Schraeder of West Pittston were inducted into

Phi Kappa Phi at The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. ‘WHO’S WHO’ Three local students are among 34 Luzerne County Community College students who will be included in the 2012-13 edition of “Who’s Who among Students in American Junior Colleges.” Ryan Joyce from Avoca is in the above photo, second from left in the second row. Who’s Who students not pictured are Jillian Falkowski and Christopher Twardowski, both from Pittston. CASINO TRIP The Lady Birds Bowling League is running a bus trip to Ceaser’s Casino in Atlantic City on Sunday, April 28. The cost is $27 with a $25 casino rebate. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. from the Park ‘n’ Ride lot on Rt 315 and Oak Street. Call Tricia at 947-4107 for reservations or more information.


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State decision gives board less leeway in raising taxes By SUSAN DENNEY Sunday Dispatch Correspondent Already feeling a budget crunch, the Wyoming Area School Board will have less leeway in raising taxes, according to Tom Melone, the district’s financial manager. At the April 16 board meeting, Melone explained that the state has reduced the amount of exceptions the district can use when setting tax rates. The Pennsylvania State Department of Education has notified the district that the exceptions total $227,512, meaning a reduction in the amount of tax increase the board can approve. Melone will do a budget presentation at the regular board meeting on April 23.

Budget woes are causing Wyo- be given while the teachers remain ming Area School Board members without a contract. to reconsider the But board member practice of allowing Board vice Frank Casarella took private sports groups president a more lenient line, use the district’s fa- Deanna Farrell saying he believes cilities for free. Sevgroups should coneral groups, includ- said that no tribute something to ing the West Pittston freebies should the upkeep of facilities Rams, are requesting be given while they use. “We have fee waivers. the responsibility for the teachers Fees are defined the upkeep and the per district policy. At remain without maintenance,” he said. present, the fees re- a contract. “There’s a lot of things quired by the policy we need to tighten our stand at $300 for use belt on and that’s one of the gym, $500 for the use of the auditorium and $1,000 for use of the stadium. Board vice president Deanna Farrell said that no freebies should

of them.” Board member Carl Yorina said the board found itself in a dilemma. “You have these wonderful facilities. You want kids to use them.” Superintendent Ray Bernardi suggested, “We should reconvene our policy committee and come up with something fair and equitable.” On a positive note, the Wyoming Area Football Alumni Association has requested permission to update and renovate the district’s weight training facility. Yorina felt the board needed information on the scope of work the

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Two more downtown Pittston buildings are getting a facelift. Thanks to a new round of façade grants, the Brunelle Building on North Main Street and the Virginia DeSpritio Hair Fashions/Advance Beauty Supply building on South Main Street will get new looks. The grants are funded through the state Local Share Assessment program which Lombardo said uses revenues the plan is to from casinos, said Pittston put $100,000 Redevelopment a year of Authority member Mike Lomgrant money into improve- bardo. Grants are ments with typically $1,500 $85,000 going and must be to facades and matched, dollar for dollar, by $15,000 to the business or signs. building owner. The applications are handled through Downtown Manager Rose Randazzo and awarded through the Design Review Committee, an arm of the redevelopment authority. The committee approved the new round of grants last week. A business incubator with secretarial and support staff for several small offices is set for the first floor of Brunelle. It is currently vacant, but had residential units on the floors above it at one time. DeSpirito plans to move her businesses nearer to the back of the building and the front would be

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Virginia DeSpritio Hair Fashions/Advance Beauty Supply building on South Main Street, left, will get a new look because it was awarded a facade enhancement grant. At right, the proposed enhancements.

available for rental. Lombardo said there are several businesses looking into locating there, but that decision would be DeSpirito’s. Lombardo said the plan is to put $100,000 a year of grant money into improvements with $85,000 going to facades and $15,000 to signs. More than 10 businesses have taken advantage of the program. Recent façade grants were awarded to Napoli Pizza, Pittston Dental, Sabatelle’s, Fuji, the Red Mill tavern and Lizza’s Mezzo Mezzo.

He stressed the Red Mill and Lizza’s really define the Main Street Corridor on both ends of town. Sapphire Salon and Rock Street Music buildings are in the application process, he said. Lombardo said the improvements could be as complex as necessary, ranging from a completely new front, like the Red Mill, to a new coat of paint, like Sabatelle’s. In order to be approved for a façade grant, the building must be up to date on garbage and sewer fees

and current on taxes. Lombardo said a lot of downtown businesses have weathered economic storms and a formerly lackluster downtown in the past. “New businesses are great, but we need to take care of our mainstays as well,” he said. He said nobody sets out to have an unattractive business, but, in tougher economic times, “you may have to decide that you need flour for dough rather than paint for the front of the building.”

The LSA account was established by the Pennsylvania Horse Race and Gaming Development Act and distributes cash generated by licensed gaming facilities operating in the state, including Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Plains Township, to local community and economic improvement projects. “We’re really trying to maximize the potential of the businesses,” Lombardo said.

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OUR OPINION

Save old Ben Dupont Borough Council President Stanley Knick Jr. and Mayor Daniel Lello showed a sense of humor and just plain sense at the PA school borad meeting on Tuesday. Knick said if the school district closes the Benjamin Franklin Kindergarten Center in Dupont, the borough, which sold the building to the district decades ago, would buy it back and the district could double its money. The borough sold it for $2 and would buy it back for $4. It may not happen that the district closes the school, and if it does, it won’t happen until the summer, but Knick and Lello said if the borough reacquires the building it would consider converting the old school building into apartments for the elderly. That’s where the good sense comes in. If that happens it will continue a trend of turning old buildings into beautiful living quarters. It worked in Pittston, where the old Lincoln, or Pittston high school, building was converted into apartments. And it worked in West Pittston where the old Hitchner Bakery was turned into apartments. Dupont is one heck of a progressive town and, based on their recent track record (helping with paving of the industrial park roads, stepping up with the compost site, supporting the airport traffic realignment) they will probably do a good job with whatever plans they have for Ben Franklin.

Few are running In Wyoming borough residents raised heck when the borough imposed a sewer fee. They packed a council meeting and one after another complained bitterly. Some said the incumbent council and mayor would pay at the ballot box. But then when the time came nobody challenged the incumbents. Three council seats and the mayoral seat are unopposed in the primary Same deal in West Pittston where many residents were angry over sewer construction costs and flood response and where all the incumbents whose seats are up in this cycle are unopposed. Now, we’re not saying the councils and mayors should be voted out in those towns, in fact we believe they did what they had to do, we’re just illustrating that even where residents have issues with their elected officials, nobody wants to run. And look at the Luzerne County Council ballot. When the council was created by the home rule charter, 59 candidates ran for the 11 seats. This cycle, there are 12 running. We’re not offering a solution, or saying there has to be one, we just wonder why so few want to run.

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Yakobitis family fans of the Sunday Dispatch

At the recent Father-Son Communion Breakfast at Corpus Christi parish in West Pittston, chairperson Jerry Yakobitis got his family members together to pose for a photo with an issue of the Sunday Dispatch. Dispatch editor Ed Ackerman served as principal speaker for the breakfast. In the photo, seated left to right Michael Yakobitis; John Yakobitis Sr.; John Yakobitis III; Andrew Yakobitis. Standing Ronald Yakobitis; John Yakobitis Jr.; Ken Yakobitis; Jerry Yakobitis. The Dispatch welcomes submissions to the Your Space section. Drop off or mail to The Sunday Dispatch, 109 New St., Pittston, PA, 18640 or email to sd@pdispatch.com.

YOUR OPINION

Writer lauds American Legion honor guard I attended a military funeral in Plains Township and was very impressed with what I saw. Some 20 members of the Plains Township volunteer honor guard of American Legion Post No. 558 performed their military assignments with excellence and precision at the funeral, church and cemetery. I watched the people that attended on this cold, windy and rainy dark day, observed the honor guards snap to attention and salute as the casket passed by with one of their own. At the cemetery, there were tears and sadness in their eyes. During the playing of TAPS (a military tradition) more than half of the 150 people attending the funeral had tears going down their cheeks and were weeping. This is a very moving and lasting experience that everyone should see at least once in their life time. You will never forget it and will have a memory of this funeral for life. I have attended many funerals in the past as a law enforcement

Ppolice officer and elected PA state constable (on and off duty) in Luzerne, Lackawanna Wyoming and other counties for over 50 years. This funeral rated number one for the best-organized funerals I had the pleasure of attending. I would like to congratulate the officer in charge of that honor guard unit and every member of that honor guard and other honor guard members everywhere in the state for what they do. Remember, everyone appreciates what you do as a volunteer and especially as a veteran. I’m sure you will be rewarded someday by someone high above with more rank than we could ever dream of. Thank you veterans everywhere and God bless every one of you for a job well done and God bless America. William Dillon USAF Korean Veteran Jenkins Township


March to the beet of the drum By MARY R. EHRET, MS, RD, LDN Penn State Cooperative Extension

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Jean Yates Award winner Ed Ackerman gets a hug from presenter Barbara Quinn, president of the Pittston Memorial Library Board of Trustees.

Msgr. John Bendik sings the Benediction at the conclusion of the Jean Yates Award Dinner as honoree Ed Ackerman listens.

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where he is now in his 23rd year of teaching. While continuing his career in the college classroom, Ackerman returned to the Sunday Dispatch in 2000 to serve as part-time editor. He resumed writing his weekly column, “Ed Ackerman, optimist,” for which he has won a first -lace Keystone Award presented by the Pennsylvania Newspapers Publishers’ Association. It appears each week on page 2 of the Dispatch. Jean Yates’ younger sister, Joan Speziale, was in attendance, along with Yates’ niece, Ann Keller, and great niece, Dana Keller. “She was a very loving and giving person,” Speziale said. “She worked hard.”

Keller spoke of her aunt’s legacy. Quinn praised Yates. “She exemplified outstanding library service with her dedication and generosity,” Quinn said. During his remarks, Ackerman spoke of a scene near the end of the film, “Saving Private Ryan.” A dying soldier who took a bullet during the rescue told Private Ryan to “earn this.” “You all said a lot of nice things about me tonight,” Ackerman said. “I’m a recipient of the Jean Yates Award, but I like to think of all the things I could have done to really be the recipient. So what I will say now is I will honor your selection and honor Jean’s memory by ‘earning this.’”

Red Velvet Cupcakes 1 cup canned beets, drained (see note) 1/2 cup reduced-fat buttermilk, divided 1/2 tsp. white vinegar 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. unbleached all-purpose flour 6 Tbsp. unsweetened natural cocoa 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/3 cup canola oil, chilled 3/4 cup sugar 1 large egg, cold Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Drop paper liners into cavities of a 12-cavity regular size muffin pan. Drain and coarsely chop beets. Place beets in blender, add 1/4 cup buttermilk and whirl until beets are finely chopped. Add remaining buttermilk, vinegar and vanilla and whirl to a puree, making sure no lumps of beet remain. Set beet mixture aside. In small bowl, combine flour, 6 tablespoons of cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and set aside. In medium bowl, combine cold oil and sugar. With hand mixer on medium speed, mix until sugar is evenly moistened. Add cold egg and beat at high speed until mixture resembles mayonnaise and sugar is almost completely dissolved, 90 seconds. Add beet mixture and beat until combined. Sift dry ingredients into bowl and mix, either on low speed or by hand until combined with wet ingredients. Divide batter evenly among lined muffin cups, filling them about two-thirds full. Bake cupcakes for 28-30 minutes. Edited, source American Institute for Cancer Research

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and has known him since the fourth grade. “Eddie is kind, insightful and he’s interested in other people,” she said. “He’s sincere and his words are so touching.” After Gilmartin brought Ackerman to the Dispatch, Ackerman remained at the paper for 23 years, rising to the position of managing editor. After serving as an adjunct professor at Wilkes University, he became a full-time professor at Luzerne County Community College

Dana Keller, great niece of Jean Yates, offers a few words.

hen you were young, did your mother make you eat beets? Or did you eat them willingly? If she did, your mom was and/or is a smart lady to introduce you to this wonderful vegetable filled with lots of nutrients and little calories. Beets are an excellent source of folate, along with potassium, vitamin C and fiber. They are low in calories and, as most vegetables, are fat and cholesterol free. One cup of cooked beets are only 31 calories and eight and one-half grams of carbohydrates. Many people today are roasting beets along with carrots, parsnips and potatoes. It’s an easy way to prepare them. If you don’t like to peel them and get your fingers pink, try scrubbing with the skins on, then wrapping them in foil, just as you would a baked potato. The pink color gives us the natural photochemical. Beet greens (leaves) are very nutritious and delicious, too. They are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and copper. Trying new vegetables at home can be a challenge but, in the long run, worth it. New vegetables add color, interest and nutrition to the meals. The American Institute for Cancer Research suggests using beets in the common dessert, red velvet cake. Instead of red food coloring, use canned beets. A beet adds moisture and reduces some of the oil and gives the red color naturally. Although this recipe adds an extra step of making a beet puree, you might want to experiment and use this puree as you would other fruit purees in muffins and or breads.

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An artist’s journey down the river Artist Sue Hand makes a stop in Pittston for her ‘Susquehanna Song’ One might imagine that Sue Hand held a paintbrush in one hand and a canoe paddle in the other as she created her latest epic series, the 300-piece “Susquehanna Song.” Hand, an artist from Dallas, paddled the North Branch of the Susquehanna River for the past five years, accompanied by fellow artist Peggy Davidson and their river guide, David Davidson, Peggy’s husband. The two Hand artists will unveil their river works today, April 21 at Heinz Rehab Hospital in WilkesBarre. Included in the exhibit is a portrait of the Susquehanna flowing through Pittston. The Susquehanna’s North Branch flows from Cooperstown, New York to Northumberland where it meets the West Branch and continues its journey to Harrisburg and on to the Chesapeake Bay. The resulting “Susquehanna Song” is a 300-piece collection of watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings by Hand, plus oils and watercolors by Davidson. All of the pieces were custom framed by Hand’s husband, Joe Hand. The public is invited to the grand opening celebration from 1 to 5 p.m. today, April 21 at Heinz Rehab Hospital, 150 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre Township. There will be an artists’ talk at 2 p.m. and guided tours by the artists every half-hour throughout the afternoon. In addition, several non-profit groups and organizations dedicated to the Susquehanna River will display their information. These groups include the Susquehanna Greenway, the Luzerne County Historical Society, Plymouth Historical Society, Shickshinny Historical Society, Luzerne County Conservation District, Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation, and Tioga Point Museum among others.

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ing clinics for ages 8 and up 12:30 p.m—Dive-in movie in the pool 1 to 2 p.m — Open swim All day activities include a bounce house by TEAK Bounce Houses, arts and crafts, healthy snacks and music by Sound Service Mobile DJ’s. Participants include the Pittston and West Pittston Libraries, Montage Ski and Water Park, Cedar BMX, Luzerne Intermediate Unit #18 (Brain STEPS Program), Walgreens, New York Life (Child ID

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West Pittston Library lists upcoming events The West Pittston Library announces upcoming events. ADULT PROGRAMS iPad Classes for Adults, $10 Session 7: Playing music Wednesday, April 24, 1 to 2 p.m. What is Community Supported Agriculture? You’re invited to attend a presentation and discussion at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 with owners of Fertile Grounds, a multiacre CSA farm located in the Back

Mountain. Organic salad mix will be served. CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS Story Time with Misericordia Students from the Speech-Language Pathology Department of Misericordia University will conduct this Story Time at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26 as well as educate parents and caregivers on language and literacy. Pre-registration is required.

Duryea to get new vehicle; recycling of tires on May 1 The Duryea Borough street department will collect tires on Wednesday, May 1. Residents are asked to place the tires at the curb with rims must be removed. Tires will be collected from residential properties only. Duryea Borough held an electronic collection on March 27 and collected 11.04 tons of electronic equipment which was delivered to

the recycling center. Another collection will be scheduled in late June. At the Duryea Borough council meeting, Council approved the purchase of a 2013 Peterbilt recycling truck. The natural gas-powered truck will be 90 percent funded by a recycling grant awarded from the Department of Environmental Protection.

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From left to right: president of Keystone Automation Mark McKinnie, district director Bob Morgan, representative of Congressman Matt Cartwright, CEO of Keystone Automation Mike Duffy and owner of Jam Works Robotic Solutions John Mele pose next to the iRVision Visual Tracking robot during the open house on Thursday.

By CINDY FERRAZ Sunday Dispatch Intern Robots in Duryea? The machines took over the facility in Duryea last week at Keystone Automation and Jam Works Robotic Solutions. Members of the community were invited see state of the art machines during a two-day open house held by Keystone Automation and Jam Works Robotic Solutions. The two companies are partnered to combine their resources, which includes design, manufacturing and operation of custom robots to assist corporations all over the U.S. “People in this area don’t even know about our robots,” engineer and owner of Jam Works John Mele said. “We’re letting them get to know us and our machines.” Throughout the two days people were allowed to interact with custom robots and attend presentations by specialists and different partners. “Our ‘bots do jobs that people can’t do,” Mele said, “jobs that are otherwise very dangerous.” According to Mele, the robots minimize injuries and mistakes while increasing quality. “With robots, there are no mistakes,” he said, “and we’re doing this [the open house] to tell people about all this great information.” President of Keystone Automations Mark McKinnie said they also hope the open house will

alert new and upcoming engineers to the benefits of robotics. “We are constantly trying to get more young people involved,” McKinnie said, “the jobs in manufacturing are skyrocketing right now.” Mele agreed with his partner. “We want to help bring those jobs back to this area,” he said. “We want to give it a place on the map with competitive machinery.” The open house, aptly titled “Bots and BBQ,” allowed attendees to win prizes, socialize with others over refreshments and even offered attendees fresh roasted pig on both days. “We hope this [the open houses] to let everyone know we’re here,” Keystone’s McKinnie said, “so far, so good!”

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Valenti seeking WA school nomination DeAngelo running for WA school board Nick DeAngelo, a member of the Wyoming Area School Board for eight years, is a candidate for another four-year term on both the Democratic and Republican ballots. He is running as a team member with Toni Valenti. DeAngelo and his wife, the former Lisa Tochery, are lifelong residents and graduates of Wyoming Area. They have three children, all of whom attend or attended WA. Daniella and Elena are graduates and Julianna is in 10th grade. DeAngelo was born and raised in Exeter and lived there for 36 years. For the last 17 years, the family’s home has been in Wyoming. He is a member of St. Barbara’s Church and the Holy Name Society. He is a lifetime member of the Exeter Fire and Rescue Hose Company No. 1, a former coach for the Exeter Panthers C team and assistant coach in the Wyoming – West Wyoming Little League. He is the son of Catherine Vasil DeAngelo and the late Nicholas

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John DeAngelo. While a member of the WA Board, he served as treasurer and vice- president and a one-year term on the West Side Vocational Technical Joint Committee School Board. He has been employed for 38 years in retail sales, 22 of which have been in managerial positions.

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been responsible for marketing budgets, profit/loss statements and has worked in contract negotiations. She was recognized by her former employer as the Community Outreach Coordinator of the Year in 1995. She has served on the Board of Serving Seniors in Lackawanna County, was a founder of the Senior Networking Alliance, a non-profit organization in Lackawanna County and was the 2010 Co-chair for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Memory Walk. Yochem is married to Rob Yochem, a 1986 graduate of Wyoming Area School District. They have two sons who are students in the Wyoming Area School District.

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Valenti is a member of Immaculate Conception Church and its Altar and Rosary Society, where she served as president for three years. She has been involved in Scouting for the past 28 years, serving as den mother for eight years and chairperson of Cub Scout Pack 302 for the past 20 years. She is treasurer of the West Pittston Cherry Blossom Com-

mittee, helped organize the West Pittston/Pittston July 4th celebration, committeewoman for the West Pittston Democratic Organization and former member of the Board of Directors of the Luzerne County Transit Authority. Valenti is a member of the Exeter Lions Club where she was the first female member and the first female president. Valenti served as president of the Wyoming Area Basketball Parents Organization, chairperson of the 1990 Wyoming Area All Nite Party, was involved with the West Pittston Little League for 14 years, serving as president of the Little League Ladies Auxiliary and secretary of the Little League Board of Directors. Valenti is the daughter of the late Albino and Antoinette Forlenza Ciampi. She is married to Faust Valenti and they are the parents of a son, Michael, who is married to the former Mara Pagnotti. Michael and Mara Valenti are graduates of Wyoming Area. Valenti has two grandchildren, Nina and Julia.

Bonin running for WA school board John Paul Bonin is a candidate for Wyoming Area School Board running on a team with Michael J. Brown and Kimberly Prebola Yochem on both the Democratic and Republican ballots. Bonin grew up in Swoyersville and graduated from Wyoming Valley West High School. He is a graduate of Luzerne County Community College with an Associate Degree in Science and Wilkes University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences in 1992. He completed his Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 2003 from Wilkes University. Having entered the private sector for employment, he has worked for several regional and national family businesses in distribution. He also worked for a large, global agribusiness as a regional sales manager for the northeast U.S., managing 15 direct reports while overseeing seven other sales territories that met or exceeded yearly financial sales objectives. He was voted Rookie Salesperson of the year in 1999, as well as a member of the O.P.T. Club in 2000. He was selected to participate in the Agribusiness Leadership Plus

John Paul Bonin

Program at Purdue University, Center for Food and Agricultural Business, receiving a certificate of completion with the class of 2005-2007. This corporate leadership program focused on Business Strategies, Marketing, Human Performance Management, Economics, Corporate Financial Metrics and Supply Chain Logistics. He also has completed coursework with the American Management Association. Currently, he is the Manager of Business Development for special projects nationally, working with

seven regional representatives throughout the U.S and Canada. In addition, he prepares yearly sales budgets and strategies. He also co-authors specialty product press releases and market advertisements, while managing the sale of proprietary products to distributors and customers for the professional agricultural, nursery and horticultural markets. He is also acting national sales and technical lead for a new market introduction, directing sales efforts in the mid-west, midsouth, southeast and northeast U.S. Bonin’s wife is the former Tara Conden, a 1988 graduate of Wyoming Area High School. They have two children who attend school in the Wyoming Area School District.The family has resided in Harding since 2005. As a community volunteer, Brown serves as a member of the board for the Harding/Mt. Zion Community Ambulance Association and this past summer was an assistant coach for tee-ball at the Exeter Little League. He is also a member of the Exeter Township Planning Commission.

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Kimberly (Prebola) Yochem is a candidate for Wyoming Area School Board running on a team with Michael J. Brown and John Paul Bonin on both the Democratic and Republican ballots. Yochem grew up in Harding and is a 1991 graduate of Wyoming Area School District. She graduated from Dickinson College in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and went on to pursue a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration, graduating from King’s College in 1999. Yochem has spent most of her professional career focused in marketing and provider relations within the healthcare industry. Currently, she is an Account Executive in Provider Network Management for an insurance company serving the medical assistance population. Her responsibilities have included developing strategic marketing plans in order to facilitate market share growth, creating marketing materials for distribution and outcome measurement. She has worked on media campaigns, including ads in print, radio and television. Yochem has written press releases and articles for both community and company newsletters. In addition, she has organized large scale conferences, contracting with nationally-known speakers and providing continuing education credits for healthcare professionals. She has

Toni Valenti of West Pittston is a candidate for school cirector in the Wyoming Area School District. She will seek both the Democratic and Republican Nomination and is running for election with Nick DeAngelo. Valenti is a graduate of Saint John the Evangelist High School and is employed as office manager for Cenera Auto Parts, West Pittston. Valenti served 20 years on the Wyoming Area School Board, where she held the positions of president, secretary and treasurer. Valenti represented Wyoming Area for four years on the Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18 board and was elected the first female president. She served on the West Side Voc-Tech Board and was legislative representative for both the Wyoming Area and West Side Voc-Tech Boards. She was on the Strategic Planning Committee at Wyoming Area and represented the board at the Parents Awareness Group meetings.

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Spring Raffle Bazaar today at St. Peter’s in Hughestown Celiac Support Group meeting today the next meeting on the afternoon of Thursday, April 25 from 2–4:00 p.m. at the Avenue Diner. COMMUNITY READING DAY Community Reading Day sponsored by the Pittston Chamber of Commerce will be held from 9:15 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 25 at local elementary schools. To volunteer for the 17th Annual Community Reading Day and spend an hour of your day reading to area school classrooms, contact the Greater Pittston Chamber no later than April 12. Participants will be provided with a book prior to the event. WEST SIDE TECH SKILLSUSA CRAFT FAIR The West Side Career and Technology Center SkillsUSA student organization will be holding a Spring Craft Fair at the school to raise funds for community service projects and to assist students in local, state, and national competitions. An indoor craft/vendor fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at the West Side Career and Technology Center 75 Evans St., Pringle. There will also be food, face painting, Chinese auction and plenty of parking. The event will benefit West Side CTC SkillsUSA Club. SkillsUSA is a student organization that provides students with professional development, service opportunities, and an opportunity to compete in their area of studies at local, state and national levels.Vendor spaces still available. For more information, contact Frank Vandermark at 881-1882. CUB SCOUT PACK 303 HOLDING FUNDRAISER The Cub Scout Pack 303, Pittston is holding Bingo fund riaser on April 27 at 4:30 p.m. at the Italian American Club, Oak Street, Pittston. Admission Fee: $20 Kids 12 and under $12 includes all-you-can-eat food & drink plus 3 bingo cards. Extra cards and special games will be available for purchase while supplies last. For Tickets Contact Kim Gustinucci 570-603-9759 or email adg357@hotmail.com, Grand prize give away a flat screen 50 in. TV.

CRIME WATCH TAKE BACK EVENT The National Drug Take Back event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at the Duryea Borough Building, 315 Main St. Bring all expired or unused prescriptions with the names removed to the collection site for proper disposal. For more information call the Duryea Police Department at 457-1721. POST 585 DINNER The Brennan Regan American Legon Post 585 in Duryea will hold a ziti dinner on Saturday, April 27. Takeouts are from 3 to 5 p.m. and dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3.50 for children and will be available at the door. POLISH FALCONS The Polish Falcons, Nest 128, Duryea will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the nest. The Falcons will Host a Fabulous Fifties Night from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, May 11. DJ Omar will play all your favorite songs from the 50s. Open to the public. PHS CLASS OF ‘66 PIZZA PARTY To recognize the 47th anniversary of the graduation of the Pittston High School Class of 1966, a pizza party has been planned for 7 to 11

Michael J. Brown is a candidate for Wyoming Area School Board running on a team with John Paul Bonin and Kimberly Prebola Yochem on both the Democratic and Republican ballots. Brown grew up in Dallas and graduated from Dallas Senior High School in 1988. He successfully completed management courses in 1999 through Parente Leadership Training. These courses focused on effective supervisory management, improving results through better management, motivating people, handling problems and problem prevention. Brown is employed as the Operations Manager at Prebola Enterprises, Inc. in Wyoming where he has been employed since 1988. As Operations Manager, he is responsible for ensuring and improving the performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability of departmental and organizational operations through the use of effective financial methods and business strategies. Brown is married to Attorney Jami T. Brown, (formerly Ambrose). They have two children, Michael and Kaia, students in the Wyoming Area School District and have resided in Harding since 2000. Brown has coached and managed baseball and tee-ball teams with the West Pittston Little League since 2009 and continues to do so today. He has assisted with coaching in

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ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN CHURCH SPRING RAFFLE St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will hold its Spring Raffle Bazaar today, Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m. at the church, 100 Rock/Center Street, Hughestown. Tickets donation is $2 includes coffee, tea and dessert. CELIAC SUPPORT The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Celiac Support Group meeting will be held on April 21 from 2-4 p.m. at Geisinger Hospital, 1000 E. Mtn. Drive Wilkes-Barre . Guest speaker is Jennifer Powers RD, LDN, CDE. For more information call Rosemarie Butera, chairperson at 954-7669 WARRIORS PLAY AT PNC FIELD TODAY Fans who haven’t gotten to see the New PNC Field can check it out and see a game for free today, April 21. The Wyoming Area Warriors are playing the Coughlin Crusaders in a Wyoming Valley Conference game after the Railrdiers Syracuse game which is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.. The Wyoming Area game first pitch should be about 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Area is the home team. PITTSTON AREA CLASS OF ‘83 Pittston Area Class of 1983 will hold a 30th anniversary reunion planning meeting at 7 p.m. on April 24 at Tony’s Pizza. For more information, call Jim Homschek at 2372732. FAMILY HIKE AT FRANCES SLOCUM A Keystone Active Zone Family Hike is Wednesday, April 24, at Frances Slocum State Park at 6:00 p.m. No baby strollers as this is a walk along a Deer Trail in the woods. Bring the whole family to get outdoors for the kick off the Keystone Active Zone program. Meet in the parking lot below the butterfly garden. If you have questions, please call 570-696-9105. EXETER HIGH SCHOOL 50 PLUS REUNION Graduates of Exeter High School that have been out of school for 50 years or longer are invited to the next meeting of the EHS Reunion Planning Committee. Representatives of all classes graduating 50 years or more are invited to attend

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p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at Arcaro & Genell’s Restaurant, Old Forge. This is a “no stress,” “casual dress” and “informal” eventt. The menu includes salad, assorted pizzas, homemade stromboli, pasta (with 3 sauces), as well as wine, beer and soda refreshments. There will be a cash bar for those interested in cocktails. The cost for the event is $32/person or $64/ couple, including tax and gratuities. BENEFIT FOR JOSEPH FRUSHON The Spark Gospel Singers will perform a benefit concert for 10-year-old Joseph Frushon, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, at 6 p.m. on April 28 at the First United Methodist Church, 400 Wyoming Ave. ,West Pittston. Frushon is a member of the Sunday School of the church. A free will offering to be taken to help the family with financial support. DYMOND HOLLOW CHURCH HOAGIE SALE Orders must be placed by Sunday, April 28 for the Dymond Hollow United Mehtodist Church 6” hoagie sale. Types of hoagies include Italian, ham and cheese and turkey and cheese. Call Alice Green at 333-4275 or Shirley Pearn at 333-4529. Cost per haogie is $5. Pick up will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 3 at the church. NORTHEAST CLASS OF 1963 There will be a meeting of the Northeast Class of 1963 on Wed. May 1 at 7 p.m. in the VFW Hall, Stephenson St. Duryea to discuss plans for a 50th class reunion. All classmates are urged to attend. If you have any questions, contact Michael Hopkins (457-0413) POLISH FALCONS PIZZA SALE The Polish Falcons, Nest 128, Duryea will hold a pizza sale from 3 p.m. until sold out on Friday, May 3. Eat in or takeout. Twelve-cut tray of red is $12, 8-cut tray of double crust white is $16. Toppings are available at an additional cost.

Pre-order by calling the nest at 457-5355. PA CLASS OF ‘63 The Pittston Area Class of 1963 will meet at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at Tony’s Pizzeria, Pittston. Plans for the 50 POST 585 MEETING The Brennan Regan American Legon Post 585 will meet at 1 p.m. on May 5 at the post home. The anniversary class reunion will be finalized. DURYEA SAL MEETING The Son’s of the American Legion, Squadron 585, Duryea will meet at 3 p.m. on May 5 at the post. DURYEA VFW AUXILIARY FORMING A meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 at the Duryea V.F.W. 1227 post home 492, Stephenson Street, Duryea to discuss the steps that need to be taken to form a new Ladies Auxiliary at the Duryea VFW. Anyone interested in becoming a part of the Ladies Auxiliary is encouraged to attend. Eligibility includes wives, widows, mothers, foster and stepmothers, grandmothers, daughters, granddaughters, foster and stepdaughters, sisters, half sisters, foster and stepsisters of persons eligible for membership in the VFW. Women eligible for membership in the VFW are eligible for dual membership in the Ladies Auxiliary. DUPONT VFW Dupont VFW Post 4909 wil meet Monday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the post home. The Memorial Day parade is on the agenda. Commander Gary Carwardine will preside. A Home Association Mmting will follow. Food and refreshments will be served after both meetings. AGENCY ON AGING DINNER DANCE The Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming counties announces the 46th annual dinner dance will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 at Genetti’s Best Western, Market Street, Wilkes-Barre with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. “Swing into Spring” is the theme for this year’s dance with entertainment provided King Henry and the Showmen. A dance contest is be-

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WSCC REUNION West Side Central Catholic High School Class of 1971 will hold a 60th birthday partyfrom 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1 at the Grove at Checkerboard Inn on Carverton Road, Trucksville. Formal invitations will be forthcoming when all addresses are finalized. For more information, contact Kate Bustin Taroli at KBTaroli@ gmail.com. UNITED METHODIST SIGHT AND SOUND TRIP The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of West Pittston are planning a bus trip to Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster to see “Noah” in midJune. For more information and to make reservations, call Doris Dushok at 654-2689 or Karen Weed at 654-4446.

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YMCA offers swim classes, tips As swim season approaches, the Greater Pittston YMCA encourages children and parents to explore the many benefits of swimming, while also keeping safety top of mind. In the Y’s swim programs, participants can enjoy water sports, enhance or learn new techniques, meet new friends and develop confidence, while also learning safety skills that can save lives. “Swimming is a fun and enjoyable activity for children and adults alike, and it’s an easy way to stay physically active and improve strength, flexibility and stamina,” said Susan Vosik-Pekala, Aquatic Director, Greater Pittston YMCA. “The Greater Pittston YMCA is committed to providing as many opportunities as possible for everyone to swim and learn water safety practices.” As part of National Water Safety Month in May, the Greater Pittston YMCA recommends children and adults practice the following safety tips when in and around the water: • Only swim when and where there is a lifeguard on duty; never swim alone. • Adults should constantly and actively watch their children. • Inexperienced or non-swimmers should wear a Coast Guardapproved life jacket. • Parents or guardians of young children should be within an arm’s reach. • Children and adults should not engage in breath holding activities. In addition to learning lifesaving water safety skills, children can increase their physical activity by swimming. Only 19 percent of U.S. children get 60 minutes of physical activity a day, according to the latest findings of the YMCA’s Family Health Snapshot – a survey that gauges children’s activity levels during the school year. Swimming also motivates children to strive for self-improvement, teaches goal

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orientation, and cultivates a positive mental attitude and high selfesteem. It also teaches life lessons of sport and sportsmanship, so that children can learn how to work well with teammates and coaches and how to deal with winning and losing. As a leading nonprofit committed to youth development, the Y has been a leader in providing swim lessons and water safety for more than 120 years. The Greater

Pittston YMCA continues to help youth and adults experience the joy and benefits of swimming, so they can be healthy, confident and secure in the water. There are a variety of programs to choose, including family swim, competitive swimming, Learn to Swim weeks coming in June and introducing the SPLASH program (free swimming lessons for 3rd graders). To ensure that everyone has an

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Wyoming Library lists upcoming events The Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave., is offering the following events. Zumba with Ryan - 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 4 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Class is free and limited to 20 participants. Bring your own towel and water bottle. Suitable for all ages. Instructor is Ryan Aregood, Certified Zumba Instructor. Call 693-1364 to register.

Book discussion will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, May 4 The book to be discussed is “Defending Jacob” by William Landay. Light refreshments will be available. Books will not be provided. Call the library at 693-1364 to register. Flow Circus will present a show based on the themes of spending, saving and sharing at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. The presenter, Paul Miller, will offer an interac-

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Adya Golden, center, with her grandparents, Bill and Ann Brazil.

Students and family members participate in the Grandparents’ Mass held at Wyoming Area Catholic for grades 6 through 8.

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Wyoming Area Catholic school holds Grandparent Mass on April 12

Elaine Petriga enjoys a refreshment with granddaughter Elizabeth Kravitz after the celebration Mass.

Members of the sixth, seventh and eighth grades of Wyoming Area Catholic School in Exeter attended a Mass on April 12 in the school gym with their grandparents. The celebrant was the Rev. Brian Clark, pictured above.

Tim Murphy, Ryan Hartigan, and Dylan Burwell assist Fr. Brian Clarke at Mass.

Wyoming Area Catholic Principal Chris Tigue address the audience celebrating Grandparent Mass for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade.


Students, grandparents and parents enjoyed a reception after Mass.

Nicholas Prociak stands next to his grandmother Florence Prociak and dad, Michael.

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Choir members, left to right, Jordan Chepalonis, Carissa Benderavich, Brooke Casey, and Olivia Orlando sing, “Oh, Yes, Lord Jesus Lives.”

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Siblings James and Jocelyn Kosik pose with grandmothers MaryJo Dileo, left, and Marcella Kosik.


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yoming Borough Mayor Bob Boyer swore in two new part-time police officers at the borough council meeting on April 9. From left, are Steve Nalewajko, Mike Flynn, Bill Starr, Mike Baloga, Diane Smiles, Council members; Assistant Chief Joe Kopko, Kasey Swingle, Officer Jason Gilbert, Officer Cody Smith, Boyer, Tamra Smith, Councilman Frank Yurek and Marcella Starr. Both officers have completed Act 120 training.

WA 10th Street PTO news The next 10th Street PTO meeting is 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 2. New officers are: Lesley Ratchford, president; Brunee Coolbaugh, vice president; Marcy Petrucci, secretary; and Michelle Trasciatti, treasurer. Sixth-grade dance is May 3. Spring Fling for third, fourth and fifth grade is May 8. Field Day is May 31. Januzzi’s Pizza Sale – forms were sent home on April 19 and should be returned by April 24. Smencils and hats – sold on Tuesdays - $1 smencils - $10 hats Collector of photos is Melissa Pealer – Photos can be put on a disk or emailed to Melissa@8thstreetadv.com. Scheduled field trips Kindergarten – Hillside Farms – Friday, May 17 First grade – Bloomsburg Children’s Museum – Wed., May 15 Second Grade – Butterfly Sanctuary – Tuesday, May 28 Third Grade – Quiet Valley – Wednesday, June 5 Fourth Grade – Camp Kresge – Thursday, May 23 Fifth Grade – Knoebel’s Amusement Resort – Thursday,

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Kindergarten registration set at WA Raymond J. Bernardi, superintendent of Wyoming Area School District, announces kindergarten registration for the 2013-2014 school year will be conducted on April 22, 23, 24 and 25 at the elementary schools. Children enrolling must attend the registration. The following screenings will take place the day of registration: hearing, vision and readiness testing with the teacher. The dates are as follows:

* Harding/Falls SJD Elementary - April 22, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. * West Pittston Montgomery Elementary - April 23, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. * Exeter JFK Elementary - April 24, 9 to 1 1 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. * Wyoming 10th Street Elementary - April 25, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Parents should take note of these important facts:

* Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013 to enter kindergarten, inclusive and without exception. * A birth certificate or other acceptable evidence of age must be provided upon registration. * Proof of residence (most current utility bill or rent/mortgage receipt) must be presented. A driver’s license or auto owner’s card will not be accepted. * State law requires that chil-

dren attempting to enroll must have proper immunization. Therefore, immunization records must be presented. * Children enter kindergarten must have the following vaccines: 4 doses of tetanus* (1 dose on or after 4th birthday) 4 doses of diphtheria* (1 dose on or after 4th birthday) 3 doses of polio 2 doses of measles** 2 doses of mumps**

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Dupont VFW car show to benefit Boy Scouts Dupont VFW Post 4909 at 403 Main St. will host a car show to benefit Boy Scout Troop 316 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 in the Post lot. It is free to attend and $10 per car entered. Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 50 cars. Category winners will get trophies. Stan Sipko organized the event. For more information call Scoutmaster Matt Fino at 905-4001.

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This 1930 Ford Model A pickup truck which will be entered into the Scout Division of competition.


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Salvation Army calls for summer program donations The Salvation Army in West Pittston needs support for its summer camping programs. Last summer the Salvation Army averaged 30 children a day at its Summer Day program, providing them with art/crafts, recreation and day trips such as Frances Slocum Park, Sno Mountain and Knobel’s Amusement Resort. The Army also has a summer camping program which sends 30 children to Camp Ladore in the Poconos.

This is a 5-day, 4-night camp with a counselor. It costs $350 to send one child to Camp Ladore. It costs $300 for the five-week summer day program which also includes breakfast, lunch and a snack each day. The parent is charged a nominal fee and the Salvation Army, through donations, covers the rest. To help support these summer programs or for more information, call Major Sheryl Hershey, Corps Officer/Pastor at 655-5947.

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ing without a contract. It was announced during the board meeting that the next negotiations were to take place on April 17. After the meeting, teacher union president Melissa Dolman said of the negotiations, “With the upcoming election, things are a little slower.” But Superintendent Ray Bernard was more upbeat about finally reaching an agreement. “We’re always optimistic,” he said.

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Hampton takes hills in stride Brandon Hampton, Abbie Sheerer winners in Holy Rosary 5k Saturday By KYLE MAGDA Dispatch correspondent After battling hills and cool conditions, Brandon Hampton once again emerged victorious in the third annual Holy Rosary School 5k run in Duryea on Saturday. The beginning of the course features hills that take a lot out of the runners. “The hills are pretty rough, but the way back you feel better,” Hampton said. “Once you get past that it’s all downhill and flat for the rest of the way.” Hampton finished with a time of 19:39, 14 seconds faster than his winning time in 2012. As he approached the finish, he was thanking God. “I felt a lot better than last year, so that lets me know I’m in good shape,” he added. Abbie Sheerer, a freshman at Pittston Area, took the overall female victory with a time of 25:05. She is currently a member of the track and field team for the school. Proceeds for the race went to Holy Rosary’s Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), which helps with school programs and field trips. Rene Hanley, a teacher’s aide at the school and the race’s coordinator, says that the reason the race was started was to hit an audience of runners that are not necessarily within the school’s family. “We thought it would be a fundraiser that could expand out in the community and bring us a broader base of people that weren’t in our school,” she added. Donations were also taken for the recent events in Boston. Top 10 1. Brandon Hampton, Pittston, 19:39 (overall male winner) 2. Tom Allardyce, Moosic, 22:27 3. Kevin Kizis, Old Forge, 23:38 4. Patrick Stevenson, Duryea, 24:22 5. Michael Stasyszyn, Clarks Summit, 24:57 6. Tony DeMark, Duryea, 24:57 7. Abbie Sheerer, Avoca, 25:05 (overall female winner)

Brandon Hampton crosses the finish line for the victory.

The start of the run in cool temperatures but under sunny skies Saturday morning in Duryea.

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Brandon Matthews is co-medalist at Princeton Invitational

From left, kneeling, are Sarah Holweg, Wyoming Area; Sara Lojewski, Dallas; Alexis Pizia, Nanticoke; Katie Wolfgang, Wyoming Area. Standing, Sarah Sabaluski, Lake-Lehman; Courtney Devens, Dallas; Maddie Kelley, Dallas; and Paige Evans, Dallas. Temple golfers, Brandon Matthews, right, and Matt Teesdale

Former Pittston Area PIAA State Golf Champion and Temple University freshman Brandon Matthews was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Golf Rookie of the Week for the sixth time this season. Matthews was the Owls’ top finisher at the 12-team Yale Spring Opener, tying for seventh overall with a six-over 146 on Saturday, April 6. His total helped Temple tied for fourth overall at the event. In 14-team Princeton Invitational last weekend, Matthews and sophomore Matt Teesdale shared the individual medalist honors, carding four-under par scores of 209 to lead Temple men’s golf to a second place finish. The Owls (870) finished just two shots behind Yale (868), which won the event held at the Springdale Golf Club. The Owl golfers shot identi-

cal scores (69-71-69) on all three rounds with the combined total of 209 tying Andrew Mason (209 at the 2010 McLaughlin) for the third lowest 54-hole score in Temple history. It was Teesdale’s first individual title as an Owl while Matthews notched the second of his rookie season. “Brandon and Matt are tremendous players, they are the complete package,” said Temple head coach Brian Quinn. “They hit it real solid and have great heads on their shoulders. Most importantly they are two super kids and am very happy they shared the title today.” Following Yale and Temple was Princeton (871) Columbia (877), Penn (878), Harvard (885), Brown (894), Dartmouth (895), Navy (903), Cornell (911), Seton Hall (918), Saint Joseph’s (919), Georgetown (926) and Rider (955).

Rock Rec team qualifies for nationals Two Wyoming Area girls, Sarah Holweg and Katie Wolfgang, were on the Rock Solid eighth-grade girls basketball team that won the championship of the AAU Super Regional tournament in Allentown in March. With the win, the team has qualified for the AAU Nationals in July in Orlando for the second consecutive year. The team defeated Fencor (Philadelphia) in the semi-final and the Lehigh Valley Heat (Allentown) in the final to capture the tournament. The team is based out of the Rock Recreation Center in the Back Mountain and is coached by Chad Lojewski and Alison Wolfgang.

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AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

Legion looking for a sponsor for second team By JACK SMILES jsmiles@psdispatch.com There were seasons where the Greater Pittston Legion baseball program scrambled to fill an 18-player senior team roster. Not this season. There are 32 players signed up.

General manager Ron Musto’s not surprised. Having been involved in Little League for seven seasons, he saw the influx of players coming. “I envisioned this problem,” he said. It’s a problem because, while he has enough players to fill two senior teams, he doesn’t have enough

money to run two senior teams. Equipment, league fees, umpires and other costs add up quickly for only one team. He has three sponsors — Metcalf and Shaver Funeral Home through Joe Kopcza and Herman Chiropractic through former player Jimmy McDermott and Atty. Mike

Butera — but could use another. “I don’t want to have to turn away players and I don’t want to ask parents for $100,” Musto said. Musto said it would be easier on the field managers to get players in games with two smaller rosters than one larger one. “We’re a volunteer organization

and we’re doing as much as we can.” Musto has about 10 days to decide if GP will enter one or two senior teams in the Wyoming Valley League, as the league wants to create its schedule for the season, which starts in June. To help call Musto at 814-9106.

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PA football candy returns due Monday Pittston Area Football Booster Club Officers will be available at the Cefalo center on Monday April 22 5:30 to 7 p.m. to collect past due candy returns. Your compliance and cooperation is greatly appreciated. For more information of upcoming events or to reach a contact, please go to: pafootballboosterclub.com. Lady Birds bus trip The Lady Birds Bowling League is running a bus trip to Ceaser’s Casino in Atlantic City on Sunday, April 28. The cost is $27 with a $25 casino rebate. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. from the Park ‘n’ Ride lot on Rt 315 and Oak Street. Call Tricia at 947-4107. Stoners Soccer Registrations The Greater Pittston Stoners

Youth Soccer Fall Registrations for U6 - U18 are Thursday, April 25, 6:30 - 8:30; Saturday, April 27, 1:00 - 3:00; Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 - 8:30; Saturday, May 11, 1:00 3:00; Tuesday, May 21 6:30 - 8:3o and Thursday May 23 6:30 - 8:30 at Exeter Scout Home in the rear of the Exeter Municipal Building, corner of Wyoming Ave and Lincoln Streets. New players must show birth certificate and must turn 5 by August 1, 2013. WA field hockey parents to meet WAFH Parents Association will meet on April 24 at 7 p.m. in room 164 at the high school. WA Swim Parent Meeting The Wyoming Area Swim Parents Association will meet on

K of C Leonard Memorial golf tourney June 23 Hole-in-one prizes listed Pittston Knights of Columbus is sponsoring the annual Albert P. Leonard Memorial Golf Tournament on Sunday June 23 at 1 p.m. at Pine Hills CC, Keyser Ave., Taylor. Entry fee in the Captain and Crew format tourney is $80 per golfer and includes green fees, cart, prizes.

The hole-in-one prizes are a Pollock Nissan car, trip-and golf clubs. One golfer will take home a 32inch LCD-TV. Dinner and awards will follow at Knights Council Home. For forms or more information call Knights home at 655-8311 or Fran Ankenbrand at 954-8147.

Thursday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 164 of the WA Secondary Center. All interested parents are encouraged to attend. Northeast Freestyle Greco Roman Wrestling Sign ups for the Northeast Freestyle Greco Roman Wrestling Club continue each Tuesday and Thursday in the Pittston Area high school gym, Stout Street, Yatesville from 5:30 p.m. to 6 prior to the practice sessions. Practice session are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Registration is $175 payable to Northeast FS - GR Wrestling Club and due at the time of registration. Practice sessions will be each Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 in the gym. For more information call 654-0251 or 212-1340.

PA Cheerleader boosters The PA Cheerleading booster club will hold a reorganizational meeting on Wednesday, May 1, 7 p.m. at Savo’s Pizza. Election of officers will take place. The parents of all cheerleaders are encouraged to attend. JT Little League golf outing Jenkins Twp Little League’s Annual Golf Outing is Saturday May 4 at Sand Springs Golf Course. The $ 75 per person/$ 300 per team cost includes green fee, cart fee, driving range, hot dog and refreshments at the turn, an Italian Buffet Dinner and awards. All the money raised from this event will benefit the Jenkins Township Little League. Go to www.jenkinstwplittlelea-

gue.com for more information Duryea Wildcats Jr Football Duryea Wildcats Jr Football and Cheerleading sign-ups are April 24, May 8 and May 22 at the field stand on Kramer St in Duryea from 5:30 p.m.to 7:00 p.m. for A (12-14), B (10-11), C (7-9) and D (5-7). Boys and girls must meet the age requirement as of Aug 1. Please bring: copy of birth certificate, doctors note (ok to participate in football/cheerleading), photo of player, two forms of proof of residency. An early Bird Discount of $10 will be deducted from cash registration fee (does not apply to lottery ticket option) for all registrations received on or before May 22 sign-up. The members of the Leonard Golf Tournament committee are, from left, Ken Burke, Jim Schappert, Jim Nardone, Fran Ankenbrand and Pat Healey.


The Pittston Area seniors were honored on Pittston Area Wrestling Parent/Senior Night after a successful season where they helped the team to a 17-7 record and 4-2 record in their WVC Division. The Patriots wrestled in high caliber tournaments in the Quakertown Duals (3-2), Bellefonte Duals (4-1), Buckskin/ Conestoga Holiday Classic and the Konkrete Duals (1-1.) They capped of the season winning the team title at the WVC Tournament

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PA wrestling seniors leave with winning mark

Pittston Area seniors with the WVC team plaque are, from left, Sam Falcone, Angelo Lussi, John Minch, Justin Wilk, Brian Mlodzienski, Bradley Rush, and Donovan Parham.

The 2012-13 Patriots wrestling team with the 2013 WVC team plaque are, from left, ďŹ rst row, Justin Wilk, Kevin Wesoloski, Tyler Lutecki, and Danny Gambini. Second row, Coach Matt Giampietro, Troy Platukas, Sam Falcone, Angelo Lussi, Brian Mlodzienski, Bradely Rush, Tyler Gregorio, Donovan Parham, Ryan Joyce, Jake Vaxmosnky, John Minich and Coach James Woodall.

PA senior wrestlers and their parents on Senior Night are, from left, ďŹ rst row, Brian Mlodzienski, John Minich, Sam Falcone, Angelo Lussi, Justin Wilk, Bradley Rush and Donovan Parham. Second row, Joe and Linda Brian Mlodzienski, John and Jackie Minich, Carmen and Carmella Falcone, John and Linda Lussi, Debra and Dennis Wilk, Karen and Brian Rush and Betty Ann Fahey and Charlie Crich. PAGE 39


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HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Patriot catcher Pat McGinty makes a great effort to catch a foul ball.

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WA over PA; Granteed gets Ashby By TOM ROBINSON Sunday Dispatch Correspondent

There was still one more chance ahead, but Wyoming Area baseball coach Chick Andrewscavage knew the sixth inning represented his team’s best opportunity. Working from the top of the batting order, the Warriors produced all of their runs Tuesday in a 3-2 victory over host Pittston Area in the annual Andy Ashby Game. “One of the big things for us is getting our leadoff man on,” Andrewscavage said. “It was lucky that we came up that inning with the top of our order.

“It was our last big chance.” Nick O’Brien and Mike Carey got on to start the inning. Bart Chupka and Trent Grove followed with RBI singles, delivering the runs that erased a 1-0 deficit to tie the game, then put the Warriors in front. “That’s like a catalyst to us,” Andrewscavage said. “If we can get our lead-off guys on, we have hitters coming behind and we can do it.” Chupka eventually scored as well when pinch hitter Joe Gavenonis drew a bases-loaded walk. “We got guys on, finally, early in the inning and were able to move

them,” Andrewscavage said. Jake Granteed kept the Warriors in the game until the offense could come through. Granteed and Pittston Area starter Bucky Schwab kept the game scoreless until the bottom of the fifth when the Patriots moved in front, 1-0. “He is our number-one pitcher, then we fill in with a bunch of other guys,” Andrewscavage said of Granteed. “It was nice that he got to pitch against them.” Granteed received the game’s Most Valuable Player Award af-

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Winning pitcher Jake Granteed and his catcher Trent Grove jump high in the air for a congratulatory chest bump.


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PA southpaw Michael Schwab had five strike-outs in the Patriot loss.

ashby Continued from Page 40

Warrior Trent Grove grabbed a hit and an RBI against Pittston Area.

Wyoming Area first baseman Bart Chupka, left, and catcher Trent Grove congratulate winning pitcher Jake Granteed.

Winning pitcher and MVP Jake Granteed kept the Patriots in check throwing a complete game.

Former major league pitcher Andy Ashby hands over the MVP trophy

PA picther Michael Schwab fields a grounder and tosses to 1st baseman Josh Razillas.

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throwing a six-hitter with five strikeouts. He did not walk a batter or allow an earned runner. At the plate, he also added a hit. Ashby presented the MVP trophy which he sponsors. “I pretty much have looked forward to this game since my sophomore year,” Granteed said. “I always wanted pitch in the Ashby Game.” Granteed used his usual mix of pitches, taking advantage of being able to throw each for strikes Tuesday. “He throws a lot of off-speed stuff,” Andrewscavage said. “He keeps hitters off-balance, then comes in with his fastball. “He’s one heckuva competitor. He loves to battle. He never wants to come out of a game.” Part of Granteed’s battle was trying to adjust to the Pittston Area offense. “I pretty much had all my pitches working,” Granteed said. “They were crowding the plate, so I was working inside.” O’Brien and Chupka each finished with two of Wyoming Area’s seven hits. Felix Mascelli had two hits and a run for Pittston Area while Josh Razvillas had a hit and scored the other run. Ashby became a local resident after pitching for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons on the way to a 14-year Major League Baseball career that featured 309 appearances for five teams and 98 wins. Wyoming Area 5, Crestwood 4 Wyoming Area made it two straight Wyoming Valley Conference victories when Joe Gavenonis, Mike Carey and Nick O’Brien combined on a three-hitter in a 5-4 win over Crestwood. The Warriors opened a 5-0 lead after four innings then held on.

O’Brien, Jake Granteed and Gavenonis each had a double and single to lead the offense. Eric Walkowiak drove in two runs. Gavenonis struck out five in 5 2/3 innings. Carey struck out three in one inning and Carey got a strikeout for the game’s final out. The Warriors used the win to improve to 3-2 and tie Dallas and Tunkhannock for first place in Division 2 of the WVC. Wyoming Area will play a crossover game against Couglin today at PNC Field in Moosic. The game will follow the Scranton/WilkesBarre RailRiders International League game against the Syracuse Chiefs and is tentatively set to begin at 5 p.m. Holy Redeemer 3 Wyoming Area 1 The Warriors managed just four hits while falling to Holy Redeemer, 3-1, Monday in the completion of a game that had been suspended a week earlier because of rain. Mike Carey doubled for the only Wyoming Area extra-base hit. Bart Chupka drove in the only run in the first inning. Carey also threw 2 2/3 hitless innings in relief. Wyoming Valley West 9 Pittston Area 7 Wyoming Valley West took advantage of three home runs to defeat Pittston Area, 9-7, Monday. Josh Razvillas went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI to lead the Patriots offensively. Cody Rowan had two hits, Pat McGinty drove in two runs and Michael Delaney scored twice. Pittston Area is 1-4 and last in Division 1 of the WVC. THIS WEEK Today Coughlin at WA (PNC Park) Monday Tunkhannock at PA Wednesday PA at Lake lehman Hazleton at WA


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Warriors play at PNC field today at 4:15 Senior members of the Wyoming Area baseball team playing today at PNC Park are, front row, from left, Jake Wysocki, Tyler Wrubel, Jake Granteed, Nick O’Brien, Brian Mapes. Second row, Jordan Zezza, Eric Walkowiak, Lorenzo Metroka, Bart Chupka, Trent Grove, Mike Carey.

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TRACK & FIELD

Record-setting Lady Patriots stay unbeaten D’Eliseo of boys’ team sets 300 hurdle record with state-low time

By JACK SMILES jsmiles@psdispatch.com PA girls track and field coach Joe Struckus isn’t one to predict the future, but after the Lady Patriots defeated Hazleton 82-68 on Wednesday at Trippi, even he had to admit the girls have a shot at wining the WVC Division I title and maybe even going undefeated. Hazleton Area, deep and strong, went into Wednesday 3-0, but the Lady Patriots put on a show by setting two school records and tying two more in the victory. “It was very surprising,” Stuckus said, not of the win, but of the records the girls broke and tied. “They came out and performed.” Though she placed second to Hazleton’s Malone who went 9 feet, Sierra Williams tied the school record in pole vault at 8’ 6” and Catherine Lombardo tied school record in the 800 at 2:22. Madison Mimnaugh broke the school record in 1600 at 5:10 by six seconds. The 3200 relay team of Sam Mayers, Tara Johnson, Catherine Lombardo and Kaitlynn Kutcha lowered the school record to 9:55. Olivia Giambra stayed hot in the jumps winning the triple and long jumps. Celes Owens won the high jump at 4-10. Emily Walseki won the 300 hurdles. Parent won the javelin. Also scoring for PA were Lanza, Powers, Chisdock, Barber, Tubioli, Meyers, Seaman, Senese and Ashby. PA is 4-0 with three meets left against Tunkhannock (1-3) at home Wednesday, at Berwick (1-3 with a loss to Hazleton) Tuesday, April 30 and Dallas (2-2) at home on Tuesday, May 7. Boys Hazleton Area 100 Pittston Area 45 Hazleton Area swept the 800, 1600 and the shot put, but D’Eliseo provided another school record with a 38.4 in the 300 hurdles beating Jack Goldowski’s in 1981 time of 38.56. according to pa.milesplit. com D’Elieso’s 38.4 is tied for the best time in the state with Wellington Zaza of Garnet Valley. D’Elieso won the 110 hurdles again in 14.6. Kester, Erfman and Maslowski

Olivia Lanza won the long jump against Hazleton Area.

PA’s Julian Kester clears the bar at 9 feet, 9 inches in the pole vault

swept the pole valut for PA. This week the Wyoming Area boys and girls defeated Nanticoke. The boys are 3-1 behind 4-0 Northwest in Division 2. The girls are 2-2. Holy Redeemer leads gilrs Division 2 at 3-0.

THIS WEEK Tuesday Hanover at WA Wednesday Tunkhannock at PA

Catherine Lombardo turns the corner en route to a win, and a record tying run, in the girls 800-meter run for Pittston Area in a track meet against Hazleton on Wednesday afternoon


Patriots at 7-2 after 2-0 week Trent Woodruff rebounded from a first-set loss to win at No. 1 singles, helping the Patriots sweep singles competition on Wednesday in a 4-1 over Holy Redeemer Wednesday in Wilkes-Barre. Twin Tyler Woodruff won at no. 2 singles and Jeremy Homschek won at no. 3. Terry Briggs/Suraj Purshani picked up the other point for PA at no. 1 doubles. On Monday at Tunkhannock Pittston Area won all five matches 5-0 win. Trent Woodruff outlasted Tunkhannock’s Brent Christy in a third set tiebreaker at No. 1 singles. Jonathan Durling/Christian Charney picked up the fifth point at no. 2 doubles.

The Patriots are 7-2, 1/2 game behind 7-1 Crestwood with two winable matches left in the season. Crestwood has three with D-2 teams Berwick, Wyoming Area and Dallas. Wyoming Area’s match with Crestwood was postponed to Tuesday. WA was at MMI on Monday according to the schedule but there was no report. THIS WEEK Monday MMI at PA Tuesday Crestwood at WA Wednesday Hazleton at PA WA at Holy Redeemer

Inaugural Laxerz youth lacrosse season underway The Valley Laxerz youth lacrosse U11 and U13 teams opened their seasons last weekend. The U11 team split a double header on Saturday at Mountaintop losing to Mountaintop team 6-2 after going ahead 2-0 and defeating Lewisburg 12-2. On Sunday both the U11 and U13 teams traveled to Dingman’s Ferry for the annual Riverfest youth lacrosse tournament hosted by the Delaware Valley organization. The U11 team split their four games going 2-2 for the afternoon including a win against a team Chatham, NY, 2-0. The U13 also split for the afternoon including a win against Delaware Valley, 3-1. This is the inaugural season for the Valley Laxerz and the team includes kids from the Wyoming and Pittston area as well as surrounding communities. They practice and play their home games at the Exeter Panther Football field. Their regular season started on Thursday April 18 and concludes on Tuesday May 21. Information concerning home games can be found on their group page ‘Valley Laxerz’ on Facebook.

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Derek Ambrosino of West Pittston plays for the inaugural Laxerz youth lacrosse team.

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HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

Patriots get second win; PA at WA Monday PA’s freshman pitcher Taylor Baloga pitched a complete game, walking only one and striking out eight as the Lady Patriots picked up their second win of the season beating Lake Lehman 9-1 on Friday at the Bucky Harris Complex. Baloga was also a hot hitter with two triples.Earlier in the week the LPs lost 9-0 to Crestwood and 13-3 to Division 2 leader Tunkhannock. Alyssa Davies pitched 3-hitter with 14 strikeouts for Crestwood. Mindina Lieback, Antoinette Scialpi and Adison Hazlet had the PA hits. Against Tunkhannock Baloga and Alyssa Talerico had hits and scored runs for PA. The Lady Patriots are 2-5. They play at the rival Lady Warriors tomorrow at 4:15. Tough start, bad ending, good in between. The Wyoming Area Lady Warriors had a busy week with four games. After losing at Berwick 10-3 on Monday, they won on Wednesday and Thursday to get back over . 500, then slipped back to even with an 11-2 loss in crossover game with Division 1 Hazleton on Friday. Kat Sokirka had a double for WA. The good news is Division 2 leader Tunkhannock has two losses so the LWs are just a game behind at 3-3 with two other teams also at 3-3 In the loss to Berwick Bre Bednarski and Emily Wolfgang hit doubles.

WA 9, Lake Lehman 5 On Thursday at Lake Lehman, Alex Holtz struck out six in five innings for the win and added a double at the plate. Nicole Turner was 2-for-4 with a home run for Wyoming Area and Kate Kross and Bednarski had extra base hits. Wyoming Area 5, Coughlin 0 On Wednesday in Exeter, Holtz and Nicole Cumbo combined on a 1-hitter. Holtz went five innings and struck out six. Cumbo pitched the final two innings and struck out two. Serra Degnan and Adrienne Przybyla each went 3-for-3, with Pryzbyla driving in Degnan three times. Sokirka was 2-for-2. THIS WEEK Monday Pittston Area at Wyoming Area Wednesday Dallas at PA WA at Nanticoke STANDINGS Division 1 Hazleton 7-0 Nanticoke 5-1 Crestwood 3-3 Valley West 2-4 Pittston Area 2-5 Coughlin 2-5 Division 2 Tunkhannock 4-2 Wyoming Area 3-3 Berwick 3-3 Dallas 3-3 Lake Lehman 0-6 WA second baseman Emily Wolfgang fields a grounder. Coughlin

Pittston Area catcher Lauren Dragon catches a pitch ahead of home plate umpire Steve Grzymski.

PA’s Taylor Baloga pitched a complete game in a 9-1 win on Friday.

PA shortstop Antoinette Scalpi readies herself on a pitch against Lake-Lehman


Norwillo leads Patriots with two goals The Lady Patriots first-year lacrosse team lost to Crestwood in Wright Township on Monday Crestwood 13-3. Haley Norwillo led the Patriots with two goals. Bianca Mattei-Miller had a goal. On Friday the LPs played at home for the first time since March and dropped a 14-4 game to Lake Lehman.

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LACROSSE

Patriot’s No.25 Rachel Simansky slips by two Lake Lehman defenders during first half play.

Patriot’s goalie Nicole Walters saves a shot on goal.

No.13 Sara Ruby closes in on goal for the Patriots.

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Patriots Dana Zawelski (left) and Bianca Mattei-Miller sandwich in a Lehman player in an attempt to control the ball.


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The Exeter Little League participants paraded from the town’s municipal building down Wyoming Avenue to the Little League.

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Above, Robin Wrobeski, 11, performs the National Anthem on his guitar. At left, W-B/Scranton Penuin’s Tux gets into the act as he gets mauled by some of the Little Leaguers as he exits the bounce house. At right, PA State Sen. John Yudichak, who threw out the first pitch, brought a proclaimation from the PA Senate.

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At left, PA State Rep. Phyllis Mundy hands over a proclamation by the PA House of Representatives to Jaime Hizynski, president of the Exeter Little League. Event MC Frank DeAngelo is in the immediate background with members of the Exeter Lions Club in the far background.

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The Exeter Lions Little League celebrated its 60th anniversary celebration yesterday with an Opening Day parade from the Exeter Borough Building to the Little League Complex. Following the parade, State Senator John Yudichak threw out the first pitch and State Rep. Phyllis Mundy presented the League with a citation from the PA House of Representatives. The field is named for Mike Chiampi one of the league’s founders and an early president. Chiampi died in 1982 at age 66, but before he did the Exeter Lions Little League named its field for him in 1975. It was during his term as president from the early 1960s to 1975 that Chiampi did the work that put his name on the field. Under Chiampi the league bought the land for the field from the Pennsylvania Coal Company for $4,500. He also oversaw the installation of news chain link fencing, a backstop and lights for night games. When the league was charted in 1953 games were played on St. Cecilia’s Field. The next year the field was moved to near the site of the current Major League field on land leased from the coal company, before Chiampi arranged to buy the land. In 1953 league volunteers went to Binghamton where they dismantled an old box car and brought the wood back to Exeter to build a fence. Chiampi had no sons but three of his great grandchildren — John Morgan, Jacob Morgan, and Mario Belzaare — are Exeter Leaguers today.


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Boosters honor Patriot basketbakll team at banquet The Pittston Area Boys basketball players from the 7th-8th, freshman, JV and varsity teams were honored by the Booster Club at their annual banquet at Arcaro and Genellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. The team was recognized for a great season earning a high seed and winning the first round in the PIAA Playoffs. Senior players were recognized and honored for a successful season and their accomplishments.

PA Coach Allan Kiesinger is ďŹ&#x201A;anked by senior players, Jason Crawford and James Tobisch.

PA juniors at the banquet are Steven Lee, Michael Schwab, John Peterson, Mason Gross, James Emmett, Carmen LoBrutto, and Hassan Maxwell.

PA sophomore players at the banquet are, Brandon Zaffuto, Kyle Gattuso, Michael Delaney, Tyler McGarry, Bernie Kurtinitis, John Fagotti, Brandon Winn. Absent from photo were Rico Connors and Ryan Hannon.


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PITTSTON CITY DEVELOPMENT

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A construction crew works at the corner of William and Main Streets on Wednesday afternoon. The project is progressing, with steel support beams now in place.

Pittston’s ‘Gilbro project’ moving forward Steel beams in place at new office building at corner of William, Main By JOE HEALEY jhealey@psdispatch.com

move into one of the storefronts. Combined, it will be roughly 14,000 square feet of office and retail space. Michael Lombardo, a member of city’s redevelopment authority, said the project is “a win across the board.” First, he said, it returns a piece of property to the tax rolls of Pittston City, Pittston Area School District and Luzerne County. Second, the project will place

roughly 60 more people downtown each day. “That steady flow of pedestrians is what we want,” Lombardo said. “There’s more of a captive audience now and that’s good for all the businesses.” Third, he said, the project fits within the design standards for the aesthetic of downtown. Lombardo said that corner lot has had thriving businesses for years. Most recently, it was a billiards hall

and City Carpet. He said much of the property has sat vacant for years, though. The corner building was razed within the past two years and the right turn, from William Street onto North Main Street, has been “softened.” “That used to be a hard corner to make, especially if you were a tractor trailer,” Lombardo said. “PennDOT came in and helped with the project and they softened the radius.”

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Steel beams are coming from the construction site at William and North Main streets, a sign the “Gilbro” building will be erected before long. The new second and third floors will house the non-profit North Penn Legal Services. Currently the firm has offices in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, but will consolidate

offices in Pittston. A total of 30 employees, including 22 lawyers, will move into the office, according to a spokesman from the developer, Gilbro Realty Inc. Total, 40 new employees will be located in the downtown, and more than 100 workers will be at the property over the next 18 months as construction progresses. On the first floor, a physical and aquatic therapy, Cawley Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, will


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OBITUARIES Erwin C. Sudol, 72, of Scarboro Avenue, Exeter, died on Friday at Hospice Community Care, WilkesBarre. He was born in in Mocanaqua, a son of the late Chester and Anna Sudol. He graduated from Northwest High School and served in U.S. Army. Erwin resided in Exeter for the past 10 years, previously living in Carverton. He was employed as a machinist at USM Aerostructures, Wyoming, and was an usher for many years at Mohegan Sun Arena. He was a member of St. Eliza-

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Michael J. Ardoline Jr.

April 19, 2013

April 18, 2013

beth Ann Seton Church, Swoyersville. His wife, Dorothy Vikara Sudol, preceded him in death on July 30, 2002. Surviving are his daughter, Pattie Sudol Roke, Philadelphia; son, Jeffrey J. and his wife, Allison Sudol, Green Bay, Wis.; two sisters; and grandchildren, Joshua and Faith. Funeral service is on Monday at 11:30 a.m. from the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort,

with Mass of Christian Burial at noon at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Hughes Street, Swoyersville. Father Joseph Piasneschi will officiate. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Wyoming. Friends may call on Sunday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation or to the SPCA, 524 E. Main St., Plains Township, PA 18702. For information or to send the family an online message of condolence, visit the funeral home’s website at www.hughbhughes. com.

Donald R. Conant April 19, 2013 Donald R. Conant, 78, of Hamilton, N.Y., passed away Friday, April 19, 2013, at Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown, N.Y. He was born March 8, 1935 in Waverly, N.Y., a son of Donald H. and Elizabeth Conant. He was a graduate of Madison High School and S.U. Forestry School at Wanakena. Donald married Arline I. Kokinda, who preceded him in death on June 16, 1994. On Feb. 12, 2005, he married Gladys J. (Butler) Graham in St. Mary’s Church in Hamilton. Donald worked for Heath Consultant in Stoughton, Mass., until his retirement. He enjoyed the out-

doors and loved hunting and fishing. Donald was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Hamilton. Surviving are his wife, Gladys; his children, Donald H. and Doris Conant of Exeter and Sandra L. Conant and Joyce A. Booth, both of Mountain Top; stepchildren, Sean and Kathy Graham of Hamilton, Erin Williams of Schenectady, Scott and Elcie Graham of Montana, Christopher and Sandra Graham of Cherry Valley, Judy Graham of Hamilton, Heather Graham of Westville, William and Connie Graham of Madison and Laurel and Sean Marling of China;

28 grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Madison Street, Hamilton. Interment will be private at the convenience of his family. Friends are invited to call at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org. To send a condolence and sign the Book of Memories online, go to www.burgessandtedescofuneralhomes.com.

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Michael J. Ardoline Jr., 48, of Pittston, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at home. Born on June 30, 1964 in Kearny, N.J., he was a son of Louise Phethean Ardoline of West Pittston and the late Michael J. Ardoline. He was a graduate of Seton Catholic High School, Pittston, and attended St. Vincent’s College, Latrobe, as well as Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke. He was employed at Maui Cup, Letica Corp., Suscon, in product control. He was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston. Michael was a loving son, brother, uncle and nephew and will be truly missed. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael J. Ardoline, in 2010. Surviving are his mother,

Louise Phethean Ardoline, West Pittston; brother, Robert Ardoline and his wife, Laurie, Chester Springs; sister, Rebecca Ardoline and her partner, Sandy Schuckers, Reedsville; niece, Callie Ardoline; nephew, Michael Ardoline; and aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be Monday at 9 a.m. from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William St., Pittston. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509. Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.

Frank R. Jacobs April 18, 2013 Frank R. Jacobs, 71, of Exeter, passed away at his home on Thursday, April 18, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral arrangements are pend-

ing from the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. For information, visit www. gubbiottifh.com.

Jan L. Good April 17, 2013 Jan L. Goodof Heather Highlands, Pittston, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medi-

cal Center, Plains Township. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, Wilkes-Barre.

Friday, April 19, 2013 Patricia R. Donnelly, 67, of Pittston, passed away unexpectedly on Friday morning, April 19, 2013 in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in Pittston on July 15, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Stella Bartnikowski Bonita. She was a graduate of Northeast High School, Class of 1963. Patricia was a homemaker; her main focus was her family. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte A. Schaefer in 2011.

Patricia is survived by her husband of 46 years, William Donnelly; son, Mark Donnelly and his wife Christine, Pittston; daughter, Kimberly and her husband Michael Rebovich, Mountain Lake; granddaughter with whom she had a loving and special relationship, Erin Donnelly, Pittston. Also surviving are a sister, Darlene and her husband Cataldo Medico, Plains; brother, Savino Bonita, Wyoming; aunts, Annie Bartnikowski and Florence Bartnikowski both of Duryea; sister-

in-law, Loretta Kaslavage, Duryea; brother-in-law, Daniel J. Donnelly Jr and his wife Dorothy, Florida; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 8:45am from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in Corpus Christi Parish, Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Monday, April 22, 2013 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com

Ermo Biscontini April 19, 2013 Ermo Biscontini, 85, formerly of Plains Township and of Exeter, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013, in the Highland Manor Nursing Home.

Funeral arrangements are pending from the Simon S. Russin Funeral Home, 136 Maffett St., Plains Township.

Samuel Dellarte April 12, 2013 Samuel Dellarte, 87, of Wyoming, passed away Friday in Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, Fla.

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February 1, 2013

April 12, 2013

She is survived by her son, Dr. Anthony B. DeAngelo, Durham, N.C.; two daughters, Margaret Keating, Lancaster, S.C., and Nina Sutton and husband, Danny, Fayetteville; sister, Mary Kukla, Timonium, Md.; two brothers, Bernard Guiliano, Arlington, Va., and Joseph Guiliano, Leesburg, Va.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchil-

dren. Funeral services were at the Graziano Funeral Home Inc. on Saturday. A Mass of Christian Burial was in St. Joseph Marello Parish, William Street, Pittston. Interment was in St. Rocco’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Pittston Township. For further information or to express condolences to Grace’s family, please visit www.grazianofuneralhome.com.

John J. Timek April 7, 2013 John J. Timek, of Oak Street, Pittston Township, passed away at his residence on April 7, 2013. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of Mary Segeda Timek and the late Francis Timek. John was raised in the Port Blanchard section of Jenkins Township and was educated in the Pittston Area schools. He had been employed by Potlatch Corp.

Hewas preceded in death by his father and by Jamie Noble, whom he had raised like a son. John is survived by his mother, Mary; son, Jon Timek, Pittston, and stepson, Joshua Noble, Pittston; sisters, Marlene Wright and her husband, Bill, of Wyoming, and Julianne Timek and Allen of Pittston; brother, Frank

Timek and his wife, Lisa, of New Jersey; and numerous nephews. A Memorial Service was celebrated on Wednesday, April 17, at Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains Township. Interment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kingston Township. Arrangements by the Michael J. Mikelski Funeral Home, Plains.

Nancy M. Garrahan April 14, 2013

Nancy M. Garrahan, of Waller Street, Wilkes-Barre, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013, in WilkesBarre General Hospital. Born Oct. 16, 1930 in WilkesBarre, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Mildred Hedden Nygren. She attended Meyers High School. Nancy formerly worked in the Boston Store in Wilkes-Barre for more then 26 years in its shoe department. She was a member of St. Robert Bellermine Parish, Wilkes-Barre. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. Garrahan; and

brother, Robert Nygren. She is survived by her children, Kathleen and husband, John Youells, West Wyoming, and Edward Garrahan, with whom she resided; grandchildren, Sarah Swiderski and Aalysa Youells; and great-grandchildren, Sophie, Jack and Ava. The family thanks the staff of Timber Ridge Health Care Center. A Mass of Christian Burial was Friday in St. Aloysius Church, Wilkes-Barre. Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plains Township. Arrangements provided by Ma-

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Eileen C. McDowell, 88, of Dallas, passed away Friday, April 12, 2013 at Mercy Center, Dallas. She was the daughter of the late Francis E. and Marie McKernon Rogers. She attended St. Ann’s Academy and was a graduate of St. Nicholas High School, WilkesBarre, class of 1942, and College Misericordia, class of 1946. Eileen was a renowned musician in the local area and taught music at West Wyoming School District. She was a member of the music faculty at College Misericordia and was an organist at St. Nicholas Church in her college years. Eileen was also an organist at the former St. Dominic’s Church, Wilkes-Barre. In 1960, she became director of liturgical music at St. Theresa’s Church, Shavertown, until 1989. Later she became organist and choir director at St. Frances Cabrini Church in Carverton. Eileen was a member of the Scranton Symphony. She also studied the violin in New York City.

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Grace Mary DeAngelo, 93, of Fayetteville, N.C., passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in the Carrol S. Roberson Hospice Center, Fayetteville. She was born in Pittston on Jan. 25, 1920, daughter of the late Cataldo and Antonina Ciali Guiliano. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles DeAngelo; sisters, Lucy Capitano and Rose Patrick; brother, Charles Guiliano; great-grandson, Konner Keating.

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Harold Kiesinger, 82, of Old Forge, passed away Saturday, April 13, at Geisinger CMC Hospital, Scranton. Born in Avoca, Nov. 23, 1930 he was the son of the late Walter U. and Bertha (Eames) Kiesinger. Harold was a member of The Bethel United Methodist Church, Avoca, and served as the chairman of the administration board. He was a 1948 graduate of Avoca High School. After graduating high school, he joined the U.S. Army and was part of the 109th division serving during the Korean War. Harold retired from PPL after 40 years of service. He was past president of the Pine Tree Rod and Gun Club, Pike County, and a member of the Yatesville Bocce Club. Harold was the quintessential man — he loved the outdoors and was an avid sportsman — his love of fishing likely born as a youth during fishing trips to Canada with his father. He and his family camped around the country — spending many winters in Florida and cherished their summer trips to the Adirondack Mountains — a place where countless family memories were made. His hunting trips to Colorado with his

sons were adventures he looked forward to and treasured. He enjoyed his time on the Bocce court during warm weather. Harold was fiercely devoted to his home church, The Bethel Methodist Church in Avoca, and played a significant role in the close-knit community that has been the hallmark of that church for countless years. Harold was a handyman, was known to so many as a “life coach” of sorts, and possessed a rare blend of quiet confidence, rock-solid integrity and a humility that was truly inspirational.Those who knew Harold realized that he was cut from a “rare” cloth. His devotion and commitment to his family as a loving husband, father and as a provider was evident to all who had the blessing of knowing him. Many experienced him as a strong mentor and relied upon his sage wisdom and common sense approach to life’s challenges. His strength was relentless and enduring, even in the final hours of his life. Harold entered and left this life surrounded by the love of his family, and he lived his life

earning the deep respect and admiration of those fortunate enough to be touched by his strong presence. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters Grace Parker and Myrtle Hale, and his brother Walter W. Kiesinger. He is survived by his wife, the former Martha (Ferguson) Kiesinger; his sons, Bryan, of Wildwood, Mo., and Neil, of Moosic; daughters, Jane Balent and her husband David, of Exeter; Lynn Salsman and her husband, Charles, of Pittston Township; Amy Kiesinger Bohenek, at home, and Joy Mead and her husband, Karl, of Avoca; brother Jack Kiesinger, of Johnson City, N.Y., and his sister Edna Nichols, of Allentown. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Wednesday April 17 at the Bethel United Methodist Church, 532 Main St., Avoca, with Pastor Sharon Dietz officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel United Methodist Church, 532 Main St., Avoca PA 18641, or please take your family to dinner. Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com.

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Vincent Mammarella April 12, 2013 supplies to forward troops. While flying the China-BurmaIndia Theater, armed with 20 pieces of silver, a brick of hashish and a map, he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, among numerous other medals. During one of these flights, his plane crashed in the Himalayan Mountains. Vincent taught GI school, owned a garage and used car business on North Main Street, Pittston, taught adult education classes at Luzerne County Community College and served on the Hughestown Borough Council for more than 30 years. He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and was known there for his beautiful tenor voice. He was married to his beloved

wife of 68 years, Doris Moss, who preceded him in death in January of 2011. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Dr. Nancy Nagy; sisters, Mary Perfetto and Alba DeCurtis; brother, Jerome Mammarella; nephew, Anthony DeCurtis; and niece, Joanne Gravel. Surviving are his daughter, Charlotte Driver, Hughestown; grandchildren, Richard Wallace, Amy Wallace Risinger, Luciano Antonio Driver and Rachel Driver Sepesy; great-grandchildren, LeeAnn Anderscavage, Katie and Richard Wallace, and Ian and Finn Risinger; great-great-grandchildren, Noah, Cody and Carly Anderscavage; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Saturday in the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral

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Mary Martha Kopec, 102, a former resident of Forty Fort and currently a resident of New Bern, N.C., entered into eternal rest on Monday evening, April 8, 2013, at her home. Her beloved husband was the late Stanley S. Kopec, who passed away on Oct. 6, 1998. Together, Stanley and Mary shared 67 years of marriage. Born March 5, 1911, in Port Griffith, Mary was a daughter of the late Joseph Griglock Sr. and Maria (Marchalak) Griglock. Mary was raised in Port Griffith, later relocating to Murray Street in Forty Fort where she and her husband resided for more than 50 years. Following her husband’s death, Mary moved to New Bern to be closer to her children. A devoted homemaker, Mary spent most of her life tending to the daily needs of her home and family. She was a longtime member of the former Holy Name/St. Mary’s Parish Community, Swoyersville. In addition to her parents, Joseph and Maria Griglock, and her husband, Stanley, Mary was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph Griglock Jr., John Griglock, William Griglock and Joseph “Spike” Griglock; and her sisters, Anna Zawaski, Helen Krzywicki, Wilma Thour and Emma Johnson. Mary is survived by her son, Jerry Kopec, and his wife, Anna, New Bern; daughter, Carole Trabold, New Bern; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-

Home, 251 William St., Pittston. Interment was in Memorial Shrine Park, 1831 W. 8th St., Wyoming.

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Vincent Mammarella, 91, entered his eternal rest on Friday, April 12, 2013, surrounded by family at Manor Care Nursing Home in Kingston. Prior to this, he resided at Wesley Village’s assisted living for several years. Born in Pittston on Nov. 12, 1921, he was a son of the late Caterina Caruso Mammarella and Luciano Antonio Mammarella. He resided in Hughestown for all of his life. Vincent graduated from Hughestown High School in 1938. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a radio operator in World War II. He served in a combat cargo unit in heavily loaded, unarmed, lowflying transport planes providing food, clothing, mail and medical

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OAKWOOD PARK LAFLIN. 13 ROOMS, 4 BEDROOMS, 2 1/2 BATHS, 2 CAR GARAGE AND LARGE CORNER LOT. LOTS OF SPACE FOR THE LARGE OR GROWING FAMILY. MLS# 13-452 CALL CHARLIE 829-6200 DIR: 315 NORTH TO LAFLIN RD, TAKE FIRST RIGHT, THEN BEAR RIGHT ON FORDHAM, HOME ON LEFT.

END UNIT TOWNHOME, TWO BEDROOMS EACH WITH MASTER BATH. FIRST FLOOR HAS 1/2 BATH, LR, DR, KITCHEN. ONE CAR GARAGE. MLS# 13-569 CALL TOM 262-7716 DIR: MAIN ST TO Y AT SUNOCO BEAR LEFT, LEFT ON YATESVILLE RD, PAST PA HIGH SCHOOL TO HOMES ON RIGHT.

GRAND TWO STORY HOME WITH VICTORIAN FEATURES, LARGE EAT IN KITCHEN WITH LAUNDRY, 3/4 BATH ON FIRST FLOOR, SECOND FLOOR BATH WITH CLAW FOOT TUB, LOTS OF CLOSET SPACE, MOVE IN READY. OFF ST. PARKING. MLS# 12-3926 CALL COLLEEN 237-0415 DIR: NORTH ON MAIN ST, TURN AT LIGHT BY NEW TURKEY HILL, HOME ON RIGHT.

THREE BEDROOM, 2 BATH CAPE COD WITH CENTRAL AIR, NEW WINDOWS,CARPET, TILE FLOORS, FULL CONCRETE BASEMET WITH 9’ CEILINGS. WALKING DISTANCE TO WB. MLS# 12-3283 CALL TOM 262-7716 DIR: OVER PIERCE ST. BRIDGE TO LEFT ON N. DAWES, GO TO STOP SIGN, TURN LEFT, HOUSE ON RIGHT CORNER.

VERY WELL DONE HOME FEATURES HARDWOOD FLOORS, POCKET DOORS, NEW BATHROOMS & KITCHEN, LARGE OPEN SPACE ON STREET LEVEL FOR IN-HOME BUSINESS WITH ZONING APPROVAL. 2 ZONE HEAT, GARAGE IN REAR. MLS# 13-983 CALL COLLEEN 237-0415 DIR: PUBLIC SQUARE TRAVELING NORTH ON MAIN ST, ON LEFT JUST PAST BUTER ST. LIGHT.

SUPER END UNIT TOWNHOME, 2 BR, 3 BATHS, CENTRAL AIR, ELECTRIC HEAT, CATHEDRAL CEILING WITH SKYLIGHTS, LARGE FAMILY ROOM WITH PROPANE STOVE, GREAT DECK. MLS# 13-482 CALL TOM 262-7716 DIR: MAIN ST. PITTSTON TO SUNOCO BEAR LEFT, LEFT ON YATESVILLE RD, PAST PA HIGH SCHOOL TO HOMES ON RIGHT.

GREAT 4 BR BRICK HOME IN PITT. TWP. SPACIOUS AND INVITING WITH SUN PORCH, GARAGE AND NICE YARD. LOTS OF OFF STREET PARKING. MLS# 112887 CALL COLLEEN 237-0415 DIR: PITTSTON BY PASS TO NORMAN ST. HOUSE ON LEFT.

WELL KEPT 3 BEDROOM CAPECOD IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, READY TO MOVE IN. NEW REPLACEMENT WINDOWS, WALL TO WALL CARPETING, HARDWOOD FLOORS, CHERRYWOOD TRIM THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE. MLS# 12-3214 CALL FRED 817-5792 DIR: SUSQUEHANNA AVE TO FIRST ST TO SHARP.

GREAT STARTER HOME ON CORNER LOT. QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD, LARGE BACKYARD , NEWER WINDOWS, CARPORT, ENCLOSED PORCH. VISIT TODAY. MLS# 12-3718 CALL JULIO 592-3966 DIR: N ON MAIN ST, LEFT ON STEPHENSON, RIGHT ON NEW.

THREE BEDROOM HOME ON FENCED IN CORNER LOT WITH LARGE DECK, CONCRETE PATIO, SPACIOUS FAMILY ROOM WITH GAS FIREPLACE AND CATHEDRAL CEILINGS. EXTRA HEIGHT IN BASEMENT & PLUMBED FOR BATHROOM. MLS# 13-748 CALL BILL 362-4158 DIR: NORTH ON MAIN ST, RIGHT ONTO NEW ST, LEFT ONTO CANYON, RIGHT ONTO MAPLE LANE.

GREAT CAPE COD HOME WITH ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES, 3-4 BEDROOMS, 1 BATH, CENTRAL AIR, PLENTY OF STORAGE, ENCLOSED PORCH, GARAGE WITH CARPORT SITUATED ON 3 LOTS. MLS# 13-607 CALL KERI 885-50825 DIR: MOOSIC, LEFT ON RT 502, GO 1/2 MILE TO RIGHT ON 8TH ST, UP HILL 3RD HSE ON RIGHT.

COUNTRY LIVING IN THIS 2STORY COLONIAL. NEW FAMILY ROOM OPENS TO KITCHEN WITH LOTS OF ENTERTAINING SPACE. MINI ESTATE ON 2.23 ACRES,5 GARAGE STALLS PLUS STORAGE, A MUST SEE HOME! MLS# 12-3496 CALL NANCY 237-0752 DIR: CORNER OF RT. 92 AND LOCKVILLE RD. 6 MILES FROM WEST PITTSTON.

CHARMING CAPE COD HOME IN QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD INCLUDES ECONOMICAL GEOTHERMAL ENERGY SYSTEM WHICH LOWERS YOUR HEAT BILL. 4 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS. MLS# 12-265 CALL JOE 239-9663 DIR: MAIN ST TO SWALLOW, CONTINUE TO TEDRICK, RIGHT ON PINE, RIGHT ON FRONT CORNER OF LEWIS.

END UNIT TOWNHOME , 1ST FLOOR MASTER BEDROOM & BATH, GAS FIREPLACE IN FAMILY ROOM, UPGRADED KITCHEN, MODERN BATHS, 2 BR ON SECOND FLOOR, CORNER LOT, PATIO WIT H PERGOLA. MLS# 13-197 CALL LUANN 602-9280 DIR: RT. 415 TOWARDS HARVEYS LAKE, TURN LEFT BEFORE THE GROTTO, HOM ON LEFT.

RANCH HOME WITH 3 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS, HARDWOOD F L O O R S, C E N T R A L AIR, FINI S H E D B AS EMEN T WITH FIREPLACE, GREAT YARD, SUPER LOCATION. MLS# 131251 CALL TOM 262-7716 DIR: FROM WB TAKE MAIN ST TO RIGHT INTO BIRCHWOOD HILLS, SECOND LEFT ON SPRUCE, HOME ON LEFT.

SPACIOUS BRICK RANCH WITH 3 BEDROOMS, LARGE LIVING ROOM WITH FIREPLACE, 3 BATHS, LARGE FLORIDA ROOM WITH A/C, FULL FINISHED BASEMENT WITH ADDITIONAL BEDROOM, KITCHEN 3/4 AND LARGE REC ROOM WITH WET BAR. MLS# 12-3626 CALL CHARLIE 829-6200 DIR: LAUREL ST TURN UP ROCK HOME ON RIGHT.

THREE LEVEL TOWNHOME FEATURES OPEN FLOOR PLAN WITH 3 BEDROOMS 3 1/2 BATHS, 2 CAR GARAGE, OUTSIDE LIVING WITH UPPER DECK AND LOWER PATIO, HARDWOOD FLOORS, CENTRAL VAC & STEREO SYSTEM. MLS# 13-871 CALL COLLEEN 237-0415 DIR: RT. 315 SOUTH TO MUNDY ST, LEFT ON BEAR CREEK BLVD, RIGHT ONTO NITTANY LANE, HOME ON RIGHT.

BEAUTIFUL RANCH ON CORNER LOT WITH NEW VINYL FENCE, TWO BEDROOMS, FINISHED BASEMENT WITH WET BAR. MLS# 12-4443 CALL COLLEEN 237-0415 DIR: WYOMING AVE TO SITES ST, LEFT AT COLONIAL ACRES, HOME ON RIGHT.

3-4 BEDROOM, 2 FULL MODERN BATHS, EAT IN MODERN KITCHEN, 1ST FLOOR LAUNDRY, GAS H E A T, S P L I T S Y S T E M A/C, FENCED IN YARD, OFF ST PARKING. MLS# 13-178 CALL LUANN 602-9280 DIR: NORTH ON WYOMING AVE, RIGHT ON SCHOOLEY LEFT ON SUSQUEHANNA, PROPERTY ON RIGHT.

WELL KEPT HOME WITH MODERN KITCHEN, FORMAL DINING ROOM, CENTRAL AIR, ALL NEW TRIPLE PANE WINDOWS, CUSTOM MADE BLINDS, TRHEE BEDROOMS, 2 FULL BATHS. MLS# 13-1088 CALL FRED 817-5792 DIR: NORTH INTO PITTSTON, TURN LEFT ON W. OAK, RIGHT ON HIGH ST, HOUSE ON LEFT AT END OF STREET.

WOW! LARGE SUNNY SUNKEN LR, TILED KITCHEN, FORMAL DINING ROOM, 3 BEDROOMS, BATH WITH TILED GARDEN TUB & GLASS SHOWER, ADD’L AMENITY FINISHED LL WITH FIREPLACE, 3/4 BATH W/LAUNDRY. MLS# 12-4107 CALL MICHELE HOPKINS 540-6046 DIR: MAIN ST. NANTICOKE PAST BK, TURN LEFT ONTO EDWARDS ST, PROPERTY ON DEAD END LAST HOUSE ON LEFT.

LOTS OF UPDATES IN THIS ROOMY CAPE COD IN DESIRABLE NEIGHBORHOOD. LARGE EAT IN KITCHEN WITH NEW FLOORING. FINISHED BASEMENT WITH THEATER/REC ROOM. LARGE LEVEL YARD PRICED TO SELL! MLS# 124231 CALL KEVIN 817-0706 DIR: NORTH ON WYOMING AVE, LEFT ON SHOEMAKER, LEFT ON HEMLOCK, HOUSE ON LEFT.

THREE BEDROOMS, VINYL REPLACEMENT WINDOWS, PERGO FLOORING AND WALK UP ATTIC. PUT THIS ONE ON YOUR LIST! MLS# 13-1038 CALL CHARLIE 829-6200 DIR: NORTH MAIN ST TO UNION ST, TURN RIGHT THE LEFT ON DEWITT ST.

TWO STORY HOME LOCATED IN A VERY PRIVATE SETTING. 3 BEDROOMS, 1 1/2 BATHS AND WORKSHOP ATTACHED TO LIVING SPACE GREAT FOR IN HOME BUSINESS OR HOBBYIST. LOW TAXES, GREAT COMMUNITY. MLS# 131009 CALL CHARLIE 829-6200 DIR: PITTSTON BY PASS TO OAK ST, TO PITTSTON AVE, FOLLOW TO HOME ON RIGHT.

THREE BEDROOM, FULL BATH, CAPE COD LOCATED IN DUPONT NEIGHBORHOOD. OLDER HOME NEEDS UPDATING. MLS# 12-4357 CALL BRIAN 237-0689 DIR: RT. 315 SOUTH FROM BOBBY O’S TO RIGHT ON SIMPSON ST, GO THRU 2 STOP SIGNS TO HOUSE ON RIGHT.

SPACIOUS 3 BEDROOM HALF DOUBLE WITH HARDWOOD FLOORS AND BEAUTIFUL WOODWORK THROUGHOUT . STYLISH KITCHEN TILE & CABINETRY. HEATED 3RD FLR SUITABLE FOR OFFICE OR BEDROOM. NEW ROOF, NEWER WINDOWS AND FURNACE. MLS# 13-428 CALL JULIO 592-3966 DIR: NORTH ON MAIN ST. PITTSTON TURN RIGHT ON MILL ST, HOUSE ON RIGHT.

REMODELED 3 BEDROOM HOME WITH 2 FULL BATHS, MASTER HAS SEPERATE SHOWER & TUB WITH CUSTOM TILE WORK, MODERN KITCHEN WITH TILE FLOOR & COUNTERS. OPEN FLOOR PLAN, GREAT FLOW AND LOTS OF CLOSET SPACE! MLS# 13-863 CALL COLLEEN 237-0415 DIR: WILLIAM ST TO PITTSTON, LEFT ON CHURCH, RIGHT ON CARROLL, HOME ON RIGHT.


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ouring a round of his “Tastykake” beer at Sabatini’s during a Wyoming Valley Homebrewers Club meeting, Joe Arnone said his recipe could have used a little more peanut butter flavor. That’s something the Exeter beer-making hobbyist wouldn’t worry about if Chuck Yarmey hadn’t looked at a Worm’s Way catalogue 20 years ago. Yarmey, 47, of Wyoming, the Homebrewers Club’s founder and past president — the current president is Ed Elliot, of Kingston — started making his own beer in 1993 with a kit ordered from a Worm’s Way catalogue. “After I made my first batch,” Yarmey said, “I got hooked.” After he made that first batch in those preworldwide web days, Yarmey learned the closest place to buy beer-making equipment and ingredients was in Kulpmont, a 140-mile round trip. “So, I started running a store out of my house in the fall of ‘93,” he said. But after one too many customers stopped by for last minute gifts on Christmas Eve, his wife made him move the store. So he rented a space in the Morreale building on Eighth Street. The business lasted until 1997, but the club he founded with 13 of his customers in 1995 has grown to be one of the largest homebrew clubs in the state today with over 60 dues-paying members. Non-members are welcome at the club’s

regular meetings on the first Monday of each month at Sabatini’s as prospective members or to sample homebrews. Yarmey said member Jeff Fusco, 40, of Harding, “took the club to a whole new level” with an automated, hard-plumbed brewing system with a pump and external heat exchanger to regulate the temperature of the mash, the grain mixture that eventually becomes beer. Most members brew with more primitive systems where mash temperatures have to be checked manually and which use gravity to move the beer to different vessels. Yarmey has made hundreds of different brews, including the oldest known brew from a Sumerian beer recipe found on several thousand-year-old clay tablets, and one of his own creations, a wheat beer with cream soda extract which he called “Creme de Wheat.” Yarmey doesn’t like to repeat beers. “If I’m going to make the effort, I like to make something different.” Fusco’s a little more traditional. Though his first beer was an Irish stout and he’s also made mead from an ancient recipe, unlike Yarmey, he keeps his favorites, like his American Pale Ale, a favorite among members, in regular rotation. “If the end of the world comes,” Yarmey said, “it’s Jeff house I’m running to.” Fusco, a 10-year member, usually hosts the club’s National Homebrew Day party, which is See BEER, Page 6B

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Jeff Fusco, of Harding, raises a glass of homemade beer at a meeting at Sabatini’s. TOP: Fusco works with his homebrew system. DON CAREY FILE PHOTO/ THE TIMES LEADER

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Ned Miller, no relation, pours a homebrew for Joe Miller.

Question: What did Wyoming lads Thomas Nagle, Harry Sickler, Paul Argenio, Gar Smiles, Arthur Adrian Jr., Joseph Nobile, Donald Kennedy, George Weaver, Pat Malarkey, Victor Pachione, Joseph Furner and Sam DeLarte have in common in April 1953? 1953 - 60 Years Ago The Sunday Dispatch Inquiring Photographer asked, “Would you say that today’s housewives are spoiled by the modern appliances and conveniences now in use such as automatic washing machines, stoves, irons, dishwashers, etc?” Most of the men played it safe on this one, John Zurek, of Dupont, answered, “They’re not spoiled, it makes their work easier.” Alfred Gubitose, of Pittston, stated, “No, because the women of today are not used to working as hard as women of yesteryear. Because of these machines, they can be free to do other housework.” Ralph DelMonte, of Pittston, added, “It doesn’t have anything to do with spoiling, I think it helps them keep up with modern living.” Charles Raymond, of Pittston, answered, “Yes they’re spoiled, Things are so easy they don’t have to keep their minds on things when they’re doing a job. They don’t know what it is to do hard work today.” Celebrating its second anniversary, the Pittston Chapter of Women of Moose was one of the most active clubs in the area, sponsoring scholarships to needy students and holding charity events. Founded by Edith Keim, of West Pittston, along with Ida Fetch, Sophie Forlenza, Leona Miller and Mary Bender, the club was a staunch supporter of the Moose Heart home where “fatherless children and their mothers could stay and Moose Haven a home for the aged.” 1963 - 50 Years Ago Rev. Herbert Smart, minister of the Water Street Baptist Church in Pittston, announced that church members had an important decision to make. Members were instructed that a vote would be taken as to whether the church should relinquish the building and land on Water Street to the Pittston Urban Redevelopment Authority to enable the expansion of its program. Although located in the heart of the planned project, the church was not included in the city’s original redevelopment plans. Officials concluded the program could be carried out without the property. Obviously, the decision was to keep the church, as the First Baptist Church on Water Street remains today. To read the history of this Pittston landmark, log onto http://www.fbcpittston. org/. Plans for a June dedication ceremony for the new St. Anthony’s Church in Exeter were announced. The original church, built in 1922, was scheduled to be used for recreation, organizational and youth programs. After placing the names of donors for the new altar in a special box, Rev. Lawrence Pio, D.D., Litt. D., pastor, assisted by the Very Rev. Andrew Porro, Provincial of the Oblates of St. Joseph, held a deposition ceremony and set the box containing the names into the main altar. Pittston City Police Chief Joseph Delaney recognized the modus operandi when investigating a robbery of the offertory box at St. John the Evangelist Church. Delaney noticed a discarded candle stand positioned much in the same way as in a robbery that took place at St. Rocco’s Church two years earlier. Upon viewing the scene, Delaney told investigating officer Merle Finan, “I know who did it.” The suspect in question confessed to the burglary after a brief interview, stating he had lost money playing pinball machines. The thief was committed to prison without bail. 1973 - 40 Years Ago The Wilson School on Cork Lane, which for years housed Pittston Township High School and prior to that an elementary school, was scheduled to be razed. Supervisors Walter Shandra, Jack Reardon and Sam Iorfida planned to build a new municipal building, the first in the history of the township, on the large corner lot. The school closed in See PEEKING, Page 2B


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Alana Craig

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Alana Rose Craig, daughter of Brian and Tara Craig, of Avoca, is celebrating her fifth birthday today, April 21. Her maternal grandparents are Mrs. Renee Turkos, of Duryea and the late Stanley Turkos Jr. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Tom Craig, of Avoca. Great-grandmother is Rose Vennarini, of Old Boston. Alana Rose is a pre-school student at Holy Rosary School in Duryea and dances at Romar Studio in Old Forge.

Brooke Bungardy, daughter of Melissa Antal and Dave Bungardy, of Dupont celebrated her second birthday on April 20. She is a granddaughter of Jeanne and John Zinkavich, of Pittston; Roger Rugletic, of Dunedin, FL; Ellen Bungardy, of Avoca; and Rich Bungardy, of Wilkes-Barre. Brooke has a sister, Hunter, 15.

Marco Stella

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Marco Andrew Stella, son of Rob and Deanne Stella, of Yatesville, celebrated his 10th birthday on Tuesday, April 16. He is the grandson of Robert J. Stella, of Laflin and Marie Williamson, of Old Forge. Marco has a sister, Julia, and a brother, Dominic.

Callisandra Elizabeth Ardoline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Laurie Ardoline, of Chester Springs, celebrated her seventh birthday on April 1. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Vincent and Barbara O’Hop, of Hughestown. paternal grandparents are Mrs. Louise Ardoline, of West Pittston and the late Michael Ardoline. Callie is in first grade at St. Elizabeth’s in Upper Uwchlan Township and takes gymnastics at GymOlympic. She has a brother, Michael Vincent, who will be 3 years old in June.

Daniella Ranieli

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Daniella Marie Ranieli, daughter of Joe and Alissa Ranieli, of Duryea celebrated her sixth birthday on April 20. She is the granddaughter of Carol Costantino, of Pittston and Joe and Maryann Ranieli, of Pittston. Great-grandmother is Jean Ranieli. Daniella has a 10-year-old brother, Joseph, a 7-year old-brother, Anthony and a 2-month-old sister, Gabriella. A party at United Sports Academy was held in her honor.

Madison Elizabeth Steransky, daughter of Bryan and Kellie Steransky, of West Pittston will celebrate her fourth birthday on April 23. Maternal grandparents are Patricia Dale,of West Pittston and the late Warren Dale. Paternal grandparents are Ronnie and Peggie Walsh, of Harding. Great-grandparents are the late Olin and Elizabeth Brace, Peter Scutt, of Vernon and the late Doris Scutt and the late Frank and Shirley Stanish. Madison has a brother Justin, 10 years old. A party will be held in her honor.

Emilee Shaw Emilee Shaw, daughter of Ron and Patti Shaw, of Duryea, will celebrate her 10th birthday on April 24. She is the granddaughter of Patrick and Josephine Dowd, of Duryea; Cheryl Misstishin, of Pottsville; and Ron Shaw Sr., of Claymont, DE. She is the greatgranddaughter of Ida Giamber, Dof uryea and the late Joseph Giamber; the late Anna Dowd, of Pittston and the late Patrick Dowd, of Tarrytown, NY; Faith Kaylan, of St. Clair and the late Joseph Kaylan. Emilee is a fourth-grade student at Pittston Area. She is a competition dance student at Spotlight Dance Studio where she studies ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop. A party with Emilee’s family and friends will be held in her honor.

Andrew Chase Andrew Brady Chase, son of Adam and Sharon Chase, of Old Forge, will celebrate his sixth birthday on April 23. He is the grandson of Bill and Mary Kay Brady, of Duryea and Ralph and Ethel Chase, of Old Forge. Andrew has a brother, Adam, who will celebrate his 14th birthday on April 27.

LJ Shotwell LJ Shotwell, son of Larry and Renee Shotwell, of Duryea, celebrated his third birthday on Monday, April 15. His grandparents are Larry and Sharon Shotwell, of Duryea, Ray Capozucca and the late Catherine Capozucca, of Pittston Twp.

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June 1972. Brothers Stephen and Bill Lukasik, of Dupont, operated a photographic studio for many years. Both men covered all types of local events which documented the rich history of Greater Pittston. Some photographs were published by the Associated Press and United Press Wire Service, appearing in newspapers throughout the United States. In 1973, Stephen was the recipient of two Professional Photographer’s Society ribbon awards for a wedding photo of Mrs. James Blandina, the former Gloria Adonizio, of Wyoming, and of his niece, Debra Ann Lukasik, of Dupont. In previous years, Lukasic won awards for his portraiture, photographic oil coloring and natural color correction .

Answer: Paul Argenio of Wyoming, in an April 1953 article for the Sunday Dispatch, documented the day that he and nine other young men left the Wyoming Valley on a day in 1943 and traveled by rail to New Cumberland for basic training. “Most of the group was sent to Miami Beach as they had been involuntarily made ‘Air Force men,’ boys of the wild blue yonder.” Argenio related stories about Pat Malarkey being best dressed on the beach, Gar Smiles loved to eat oranges, Joe Nobile missed home and Sam DeLarte lost 40 pounds. “Most of our experiences were not fun, all returned except Arty Adrian, “one of the most likable of the group,” who lost his life in the Pacific on a B-25 mission. “The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” - Muhammad Ali

WYOMING AREA CATHOLIC NEWS

Wyoming Area Catholic School in Exeter Announces the following: NJHS INDUCTION Students from sixth and seventh grade will be inducted into the National Junior Honor Society at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 26. To obtain this honor, students must meet scholarship requirements and show character, leadership service and citizenship. The faculty council (comprised of three faculty members) judged these students on scholarship and character. JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT

Eighth-grade students attended Finance Park for the Junior Achievement program on April 16 and fifth-grade studdents will attend Junior Achievement Biztown on April 22. MARK YOUR CALENDARS May 1 – 11 a.m. dismissal May 3 – First Friday and May Crowning liturgy, 1 p.m. May 9 – Ascension Thursday Mass, 1 p.m. May 8 – Spring program May 13 – Eighth-grade retreat, Oblates of St. Joseph May 17 – Sacrament of Reconciliation, 1 p.m. May 18 – Cross country conference meet

PITTSTON AREA SCHOOL NEWS DISTRICT NEWS • “Kickin’ It For Joe” t-shirts T-shirts are being sold for $10 to raise money for the Frushon Family. anyone If interested in purchasing a t-shirt may contact the school. • PSSA Assessments The PSSA Science Assessments will be given to students in grades 4, 8 and 11 April 22 to 26. HIGH SCHOOL • Journalism conference Twenty-nine students from the Mrs. Amy Saunders’ Journalism classes and club attended the 13th Annual Tom Bigler Journalism Conference at Wilkes University on Friday, April 12. This year’s theme focused on students’ first amendment rights in schools. Students from area schools attended a variety of sessions hosted by journalism professionals, as well as participating in workshops in radio and television broadcast. The day ended with lunch and an awards ceremony for student writing and photography. • High school talent show Pittston Area High School held its annual talent show on Friday, April 12. The show is under the direction of High School Computer Teacher, Mrs. Tara Craig. MIDDLE SCHOOL • PSSA Science Assessments The PSSA Science Assessments will be given to all eighth-grade students on April 22 and 23. • Eighth-grade panoramic picture The eighth-grade panoramic picture will be taken on Tuesday, April 30. You can order your picture today at www.panoramaphoto.com, or by turning your paperwork into the photographer on the day of the picture. Don’t forget to wear your school colors, class T-shirts, or make it a dress up day. INTERMEDIATE CENTER • Science Fair/Poster Board Sale Science Fair information has been sent home to any student in grades 3, 4, or 5 who are interested. All proposals and information should have been turned in to Mr. T. The Science Fair will take place on May 6 and 7. This fair is voluntary and students must adhere to the guidelines provided. If you need additional information, contact Mr. Twardowski at the school. The PTO will sell the poster board required for students to complete their science project in the Intermediate School lobby every Wednesday, during homeroom for $4. KINDERGARTEN CENTER • The students of Mrs. Teresa Luvender’s room 111 have officially finished their alphabet. The children worked very hard from September to April learning the 26 letters, the sounds they make and words the letters start with. They have also begun putting the letters together to spell and read words. In honor of their great accomplishment, the students celebrated “Zany Zebra” day. Zany Zebra is a character from the book “Zip Goes Zebra” by Richard Hefter from the “Sweet Pickles” series and he prides himself on being different. He enjoys dressing in a mixed-up fashion and does most everything in an unconventional way. For one day only, the students of room 111 were able to be a little like Zany Zebra. They wore their “zany-est” outfits and listened to the book “Zip Goes Zebra.” This was surely a fun day and a great way to celebrate their alphabet accomplishment.

May 21 – Sports banquet May 22 – First Holy Communion Mass, 1 p.m. May 23 – Eighth-grade class trip May 24 – Carnival Day May 27 – No school, Memorial Day May 30 – Pre- K through third-grade field trip LABELS AND BOXTOPS Our school is a avid collector of Box Tops for Education. These box tops can be found on tops of many products that we purchase at the grocery store. Please clip them and send them in. You can drop them in a zip lock bag and bring them to the office or send them with your child.

Frank Mirabelle of Pittston supplied this photo of the Yatesville A.C. Baseball Team of 1947-48. First row kneeling left to right, Tony Bonomo, manager, Frank Mirabelle, Peter Mirabelle, Fred Rossi, Rocco English, Carl DeLuca. Second row standing Joe “Pepe” Denisco, assistant manager, Stan Zurek, Tony Musto, “Baker”, Joe Budzin, Chet Wasilewski.


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CONGRATULATIONS!

Parents and their children enjoy pizza after the Title I meeting and Bingo for Books held recently at J.F.K Elementary School.

Roderick - Sauter set wedding date Coshin - Coolbaugh engagement announced Renee A. Coshin and Peter Coolbaugh, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Randall Coshin, of Stuart, FL, and Irene Coshin, of Conshohocken. The prospective groom is the son of Geraldine Coolbaugh, of Dupont and the late Thomas Wayne Coolbaugh. He is the grandson of the late and Eleanor and Ernest Coolbaugh, of Wyoming and the late Dolores and Frank Ruda, of Dupont. Miss Coshin is a 1992 graduate of Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School in Plymouth-Meeting and earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia. Mr. Coolbaugh is a 1992 graduate of Scranton Preparatory School and earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. The future bride and groom are both employed as paralegals in Baltimore, MD. The couple will exchange vows at St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church, located in the Little Italy neighborhood of Baltimore, on Dec. 7, 2013. A honeymoon to Puerto Rico will follow.

Edward and Janice Roderick, of Crownsville, Maryland, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Janette Marie Roderick, to Charles Douglas Sauter, son of Douglas and Valerie Sauter, of Sykesville, Maryland. Janette is the daughter of Janice Mattei Roderick and the granddaughter of Janet Mattei and the late Martin Mattei, of Pittston. Miss Roderick graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology and is currently completing a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at The George Washington University. She will graduate in May and plans to begin a career as an Emergency Medicine PA in the DC/Metro area. Mr. Sauter, “Bo,” is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics and a certificate in Accounting. In 2010, he became licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and is currently employed as a Senior Technical Accountant with Washington Gas in Washington, DC. A wedding is planned for Aug.24, 2013, in Annapolis, Maryland. After the honeymoon, the couple will reside in Arlington, VA.

Wyoming Area Title I parent meeting held

A Wyoming Area Title I parent and student meeting was held recently at J.F.K. Elementary School. The theme of the program was a celebration of Dr Seuss’ March 2 birthday in conjunction with Read Across America. Over 150 parents and students attended the event to celebrate the success of the Title I students who have worked throughout the year to improve reading skills. Title I students and parents were invited to spend an evening to celebrate their child’s success in the program. Informational packets were distributed to parents containing Title I forms used in the program and tips to help their child read at home. Mrs. Rita Mauriello, Title I Coordinator, presented a brief overview of the Title I and Title II programs. Also discussed were Title I school parental and district involvement policies. These policies are reviewed annually to have parents note any changes they would like to see incorporated. Included were evaluations forms on which parents were encouraged to list changes or additions they may want included. The district’s Title I reading specialists, Mrs. Carolyn Flickinger, Ms. Joan Hennigan, Mrs. Carol Tabit, Mrs. Linda McDermott and Mrs. Caroline Kudasik, Wyoming Area Catholic’s Title I computer technician, were in attendance to meet with parents. A pizza party, Bingo for Books and prizes followed the parent presentation.

Volunteer Sarah McDermott is a Mrs. Cristina Sanchez bingo caller for the Title I Bingo helps her son James Hifor Books at J.F.K. Elementary. zynski with his bingo card during Bingo for Books at the WA Title I meeting.

Annette Falzone, Title I secretary, and Clare Salerno attend the Wyoming Area Title I parent and student meeting.

WAC students learn about volcanoes Fifth-grade science students at Wyoming Area Catholic recently created models of vocanoes and had them successful erupt. From left, first row, are Carl Yastremski, Walker Cherry, Ryan Gardjulis, Ethan Cegelka, Kroitopher Latoski, Ryan Reedy, Richard Morris, Kyle Potorski and George Chronowski. Second row, Valentina Caparelli, Mr. James Renfer, science teacher; Cheyanna Hillman, Cassie Benderavich, Jillian Foley, Tessa Roamni, Camyryn Cassetori, Samantha Yencha and Annie Bagnall.

Madden - Daily engagement announced Mr. and Mrs. Albert and Angela Madden, of Lock Haven, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Madden, to Stephen Daily, son of Gene and Marie Daily, of Glenside. Kelly is the granddaughter of the late Ross and Catherine Scarantino, of Pittston. Kelly is a 2001 graduate of Central Mountain High School, a 2005 graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Psychology and a 2010 graduate of Villanova University with a Master’s degree in Communication. She is working toward her Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Maryland. Her fiancé, Stephen, is a 1997 graduate of Northeast Catholic High School in Philadelphia and a 2001 graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. He is the news director for Bryn Mawr Communications, a health care publishing company located in Wayne. The couple is planning an afternoon wedding on Aug. 3, 2013, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in State College, followed by a reception at the Nittany Lion Inn.

Prywara’s celebrate 50th anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Prywara, of West Wyoming, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on April 20, 1963 in St. Joseph’s Church, Wyoming. Their attendants were Diane Eustice, Barbara Pace, Robert Aita and Raymond Oplinger. Yvonne Aita Prywara is the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Aita, of Wyoming. Mrs. Prywara has retired from Schott Optical Glass Company. Mr. Prywara is the son of the late Mary Prywara, of West Wyoming. He is a retired electrician from Wyoming Area School District. The couple have been blessed with three children, four grandchildren and one great-grandson son James Prywara and wife, Doris, and their son, J.T. and James’ daughter, Diane; daughter Sherry and her husband, Brian Hilstolsky; and daughter Brenda and her husband, Michael Croughn, and their children Ryan, Logan and great-grandson, Aimes. The couple spent time with their children and grandchildren and were treated with special gifts.

Dankulich couple wed 50 years Bill and Barbara Dankulich, of Pittston celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 20. They were married in Blessed Sacrament Church, Hughestown by the late Rev. J.J. Jackson. Marianne Carden Talipan was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Marianne Merkavage O’Reilly and Annmarie Dankulich Skrocki. Best man was Joseph Dankulich and ushers were Gerry Dankulich and the late Adam Dankulich.

Their marriage has been blessed with two children, son Bill and his wife, Maryalice Lafratte Dankulich, of Doylestown, who celebrated their 25th anniversary on Dec. 26 and daughter Dawn Dankulich Nolan and her husband, Casey, who are also celebrating their anniversary on April 20. They have two grandchildren Alexander and Gillian, of Laflin. The couple will celebrate with a family dinner and trip to Atlantis, Nassau.

Pittston Area Primary Center students who participated in Heart to Heart are, from left, first row, Dante Keller, Jonathan Healey and David Hunsinge. Second row, Taylor Griffith, Alexa Kleinberger, Michael Johnson, Tyler Hutchins, Marisa Christ and Cassandra Hintze. Third row, Lily Hendry, Rhiannon Legg, Alexander Michaylo, Claire Dolman, Jarret Leach, Derek Ferri. Fourth row, Kim Gear, American Heart Association, Sabrina Fath, Chase Krawchuk, Ethan Clarke, Drew Mauriello and Principal Theresa McAndrew and Caroline Hintze.

PA students put their heart into it The Pittston Area Primary Center raised $1,325 for the American Heart Association as part of the annual “Heart to Heart” schoolwide project. The check was presented to Kim Gear from the American Heart Association. The first and second-grade students were sponsored by family members to jump rope and exercise during gym class. In addition, chances for gift baskets and gifts were sold during school events. This annual schoolwide project began in February. Activities included learning about the chambers of the heart, an assembly on easy daily exercises from head to toe and a display of paper chain links that represents men and women in our families who are affected with heart disease. The project will conclude with scheduled family walks around the bus lanes.


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Michael Wienckoski, Anna Weiss, Blake Carey and Jenna McCarroll read books by flashlight.

WAC preschool students enjoy Flashlight Reading The month of March in the pre-school classroom at Wyoming Area Catholic School was designated as “Reading Month” in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Students engaged in many activities that promoted their love of reading and ere encouraged to read with their parents at home. Every book read was recorded on a link that became part of a chain which connected across the hall with the other classrooms in the lower elementary level. The students also participated in a “Flashlight Reading” in their classroom. Mrs. Erin Weiss is the preschool teacher and Mrs. Carolyn Suhocki is the pre-school aide.

WAC students make bird feeders To celebrate spring, the pre-school students at Wyoming Area Catholic listened to the story “How the Rocket Learned to Read” during their library time. They made bagel bird feeders which they placed on the tree in their play area so the returning birds could find food. Pictured with their bird feeders are, from left, Samantha Renfer, Brandon Renfer, Olivia Ghannam, Gianna Welby, Jenna McCarroll, Michael Wienckoski, Anna Weiss, Liam Meier and Kevin Chen.

Students in Mrs. Flynn’s first-grade class are, from left, first row, Inicci Bonafede, David Hunsinger, Dylan Searfoss, Mitchell Johndrow, Ian Shearer, Marshal Gordon, Santino Zaffuto, Zachary Bowen, and Connor Remsky. Second row, Morgan Masulis, Bianka Parker, Jervone Washington, Grant Stegman, Luke Snyder, Erin Casey, Jayda Eike, and Isabella Bauman. Third row, Kaelynn Endrusick, Molly Fetchko, Saydi Rosencrans, Riley McCawley, Grace Petro, Taryn O’Malley, Gianna DePietropaolo, Jaiden Jadus, and Meghan McCawley. Fourth row, Mrs. Flynn and Mrs. Cotter. Absent at the time of the photo was Narvin Mann.

PA students learn about April Students Mrs. Teri Flynn’s first-grade class and Mrs. Patti Shaw’s second-grade class at the Pittston Area Primary Center recently presented the “What’s Special About April Assembly Show.” The show gave the students the opportunity to practice public speaking and build self confidence, as they spoke, sang and danced about special events in April.

Students in Mrs. Shaw’s second-grade class are, from left, first row, Patrick Guzman, Peter Zawierucha, Ryan Starr, Vincent Quinones, Brooke Stewart, Dylon Brannigan, Blaze Bruneio, Ayden Thomas. Second row, Julia Pesotine, Sydney McDavitt, Rhiannon Legg, Caidyn O’Malley, Zoey Romanouski, Collin Keogh, Edward Tressa, Victoria Pintha. Third row, Mr. Moran, Lucas Costa, Megan Leclair, Michael Nowakowski, Kevin Johnson, Megan Carmen, Hailey Walling, Alexander D’Amico, Ducarmel Louis, Mrs. Shaw. Absent at the time of the photo was Jacqueline Gurdock.

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HOLY ROSARY SCHOOL NEWS

Nativity of Our Lord Parish celebrates Sacrament of Confirmation His Excellency Bishop John M. Dogherty, retired auxiliary bishop of Scranton, recently conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on 62 young men and women of Nativity of Our Lord Parish. Members of the class are, from left, first row, Samantha Cecilia Labrosky, Holly Rose Winters, Alyssa Elizabeth Kornish, Madison Anastasia Stanton, Jordan Victoria Zbegner, Bishop Dougherty, Father Andrew Sinnott, pastor; Kayla Patricia Stelma, Ava Giovanni Angeli, Elizabeth Maria Shotwell, Sarah Rose Slusark, Melissa Inviolata Mikus, Kaitlin Pauline Kridlo. Second row, Kathleen Gilmartin, principal Holy Rosary School; Kaylee Mary Roberts, Abigail Luke Megliola, Julienne Carmella Chropowicki, Callie Elizabeth Kipp, Jessica Monica Nowalkowski, Breanna Phoebe Tagliaterra, Cali Rose Scavo, Gianna Elizabeth DeSanto, Rosalie Elizabeth Bennie, Taylor Monica Trombly, Jayna Catherine DeLucca, Emily Perpetua Mazur, Abigail Jude Norwillo, Alexis Elizabeth Bressman, Andrea Catherine Ruby, Marissa Cecelia Korea, Judy Lambert, coordinator of religious education Nativity of Our Lord. Third row, Harliegh Lucy Davis, Paige Marina Crochal, Heather Agatha Gage, Makayla Maria Kresefski, Raechel Olympias Kochanowski, Alexis Cecilia Evans, Kayla Natalia Ardo, Tiffany Elizabeth Nunes, Amanda Karaffa, Confirmation teacher. Fourth row, Jef Bauman, Confirmation teacher; Matthew Stephen Starinsky, Matthew Anthony Mazzarella, Collin James Halagarda, Matthew Dominic Kalina, Christopher John Klein, Logan Gregory LaClair, Tyler Stephen Mackell, Joshua David Mies, Thomas Ambrose Kachinsky, Kyle Sebastian Ralston, Michael Raymond Lojewski. Fifth row, Kyle James McAndrew, Nathan Lawrence Shotwell, Corey Martin Miglionico, Joseph James Gorman, Joseph James Demich, Justin Josoeph Coyne, Adam Andrew Chase, James Matthew Pliska, Austin Wolfgang Hodle, Seth John Toole, Earl Joseph Talerlico, John Christopher Holland, Conor Joseph Nealon, Matthew Francis McGlynn, Jason Nicholas DeBoard. Absent at the time of the photo was Christian Leonard Nawrocki.

MATTERS OF FAITH Bethel United Methodist 532Main St., Avoca 457-2566 Pastor Sharon Dietz 282-0104 Sunday – Worship service, 11:15 a.m. Communion first Sunday of each month – non-perishable food items will be collected. Mondays – Bible study, 6 p.m. alternating each week with Brick UM Church, Duryea. First Thursday of each month – food give-away, 4 to 6 p.m. for needy of Avoca, Duryea. Brick United Methodist 935 Foote Ave., Duryea 457-4424 Pastor Sharon Dietz 282-0104 Sunday worship service, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. during morning worship services for ages 3-12 Communion first Sunday of each month – non perishable food items will be collected. Mondays – Bible study, 6 p.m. alternating each week with Bethel UM Church, Avoca; Miracle of Awareness – coffee time, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday – New beginnings meeting, 7 p.m. third Thursday of each month – United Methodist Women – 6:30 p.m. Christian and Missionary Alliance 317 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston Meals have resumed at the Breaking Bread Soup Kitchen at the church. Christ Community Clothes Closet will be open from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. First Baptist Church Water Street, Pittston Rev. James H. Breese, pastor Phone: 654-0283 First Congregational UCC 500 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston Rev. Joan Mitchell, Pastor Sanctuary is handcapped accessible. Worship service is at 11 a,m. Everyone is welcome! Next Saturday is the UCC Roast Beef Dinner with take-outs starting at 4 p.m. and seated serving at 5 p.m. First Presbyterian Church 14 Broad St., Pittston Rev. William N. Lukesh Sunday worship 9:15 a.m.

United Methodist Church Corner of Broad and Church Streets, Pittston Rev. Susan Hardman-Zimmerman Phone: 655-4340 Sunday worship service 9:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion: First Sunday each month Choir Rehearsal: Thursdays at 7 p.m. unless told otherwise United Methodist Women: Second Monday unless told otherwise Website www.umcpittston.org Phone 655-4340 leave message First United Presbyterian West Pittston Rev. James Thyren, pastor Phone: 654-812 April 21 - 10 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m., worship; 12:05 p.m., choir rehearsal; 3 p.m., confirmation class. April 24 - 7 p.m., Meeting of session and trustees at CPST. Services are being held at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, 1700 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.

Full Gospel Chapel Avoca Adult Sunday School, 9:30; Sunday morning worship, 10:30 a.m. Glendale Gospel Church 105 Church Drive Glendale/Pittston Township Sunday service, 10:45 a.m. Harding Church of Christ RR 1 Box 187A, Falls Sunday services, 10 a.m.; Sunday School and church service, 11 a.m. Call 388-6534

Holy Mother of Sorrows PNCC 212 Wyoming Ave., Dupont Rev. Zbigniew Dawid, pastor Sunday Masses 8:00 a.m. Traditional Mass 9:15 a.m. - First Holy Communion exam and coffee hour

Living Stations held at St. Monica’s parish

The Living Stations were recently presented at St. Monica’s Church in West Wyoming, Members of the cast included from left, first row, Theresa Mitten, MacKenzie Pegg, Morgan Maslousky, Anneliese Romani, Isabella Romani, Juliana Bounsante, Sarah Shemanski. Second row, Gaetano Bounsante, Cody Chlubicki, Megan Mitten, Dillon Pegg, Michael Cipriani, Jared Saporito, Maria Marianacci, Emily Kneeream, Gabrielle Alberigi, Stephen Homza, John Marianacci. Third row, Tanner Homa, Barry Pawloski, Joseph Erzar, Anthony Maslowski and Blaise Erzar.

10:30 a.m. - Traditional High Mass Daily Mass -9 a.m. Tuesday through Friday May Devotions will begin at 7 p.m. on May 1 and will be celebrated at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in May First Holy Communion will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 5 The Youth Club is having a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 to benefit the Convocation Fund. Dinner includes spaghett, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12 years. Independent Bible Church 328 Main St., Duryea 451-0346 Inkerman Presbyterian Main Street, Inkerman Services: Sundays, 9 a.m. Moosic Alliance Church 608 Rocky Glen Road, Moosic Pastor: Doug Jensen 457-6020 maccma2@verizon.net Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship, 10:45 a.m. Prayer meeting, Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Celebrate Recovery Ministry, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Nativity Of Our Lord Stephenson Street, Duryea Mass Schedule: Saturday: 4 p.m., Holy Rosary Church 5:30 p.m., Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Sunday: 8 a.m., Holy Rosary Church 9:30 a.m., Holy Rosary Church 11 a.m., Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Monday - Friday: 7 a.m., Holy Rosary Church Oblates of St. Joseph Highway 315, Laflin Masses are held at 7 a.m. daily (Monday through Friday) in the seminary chapel and at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning. There are no weekend Masses. Confessions are heard daily from 9 a.m. to noon and from 3 to 6 p.m. Office hours 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; evenings and weekends by appointment. Phone number is 654-7542. Mass is celebrated at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in conjunction with the Novena to St. Joseph and St. Joseph Marello. St. Joseph Marello William Street, Pittston Religious education classes are held on Wednesdays for all the students in kindergarten to fourth grade. Classes are held on Sundays for fifth and sixth graders. April 28 - 9:30 a.m., kindergarten graduation Mass; First Communion students (Renewal of Baptismal Vows); followed by breakfast in hall. May 5 -1:30 p.m., First Holy Communion Mass 61st Annual Communion Breakfast The Parish Community is invited to attend the Altar & Rosary Society 61st Annual Communion Breakfast following the 8 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 19 in the Parish Center. The St. Joseph Marello Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, June 9 at the

Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course with an 8 a.m. shotgun start and dinner following at the parish hall. Choir practice will resume on Monday, April 22, at 7:00 p.m. New members are most welcome The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 at Mount Carmel Center.

ing, priming and painting the side porch of the Religious Education Center, replacing the front porch of the Religious Education Center, painting the black railings on the church and work on the steel flashing on the Religious Education Center. There is a form in the bulletin to volunteer or call the parish office at 654-0263. There is no requirement for age or gender.

Corpus Christi Parish Immaculate Conception Holy Redeemer churches 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston

Sacred Heart of Jesus Lackawanna Avenue, Dupont This week’s mass schedule is: Monday through Friday at 7 a.m., Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.. The Senior Outreach Committee will hold a Health Fair following all masses today, April 21. Confirmation clarification: All students who are currently in sixth, seventh and eighth grades will receive Confirmation in the fall. All must complete their service hours and have received service hour logs for parents.

Our Lady of the Eucharist 535 N. Main St., Pittston Mass Saturday vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday: 8:30 and 11 a.m. Daily Mass: 8a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) Saturday from 3:30 to 3:45 p.m. and by appointment School of Religious Education Religious Education classes meet from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Sundays until April 28. For more information, call Sister Mary Ann at 654-0263. Confirmation pictures are available after Mass from either Sister Mary Ann or Father Tom. Vacation Bible School - June 24-28. Scripture Study will begin Tuesday, April 23 and conclude on Tuesday, June 18. Sessions will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. amd from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. We will study St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. To register, call the parish office at 654-0263. Fun Fair There will be a planning meeting for all adult high school age volunteers for Fun Fair on Monday, April 22 in the Religious Education Center building. Bishop’s Youth Awards Congratulations to the following young people from our parish who were recipients of the Bishop’s Youth Awards at the Cathedral of St. Peter: Adam Casper, Jordan Cumbo, Vienna Donnelly, Genevieve Frederick, Victoria McNulty, Joseph Robert, Jillian Scanlon, Morgan Tomaszewski, Christopher Smitley and Miranda Warunek. Mother’s Day breakfast Tickets for the Mother’s Day Family Breakfast on Sunday, May 12 are now on sale. Breakfast will be served in the parish hall from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The menu consists of ham, eggs, potatoes, fruit cup, juice, danish, rolls, butter, jelly, coffee and tea.Ticket cost is $10 for aduls, $5 for children to age 12 and free for children under 5 years of age. Tickets will be available after all weekend Masses or can be ordered by calling the parish office at 654-0263. Tom Tigue is serving as chairperson for the event. There are signup sheets at the back of the church for youth volunteers to help with serving and clearing dishes, etc. Volunteers needed At the Parish Pastoral Council Meeting held Monday, April 15, the decision was made to create a Volunteer Maintenance Committee. Dennis Grimes has agreed to serve as chair of this newly-formed committee. Some items which need to be addressed are painting the foundation wall of the church, scrap-

St. Barbara Parish 28 Memorial Ave., Exeter Parish office hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and evenings by appointment. Phone: 654-2103 Weekend Masses: Saturday – St. Anthony 4 p.m. – Vigil Mass St. Cecilia 5:30 p.m. – Vigil Mass Sunday - St. Anthony 7:30 and 10:30 a.m. St. Cecilia 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Daily Masses: Monday and Tuesday, 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. The Golden Age Club will meet on Thursday, April 25. Hostesses are Josephine DelPriore and Netta Deeb. St. Barbara’s Parish Youth Night will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at St. Barbara’s Parish Center. All students in eighth to 12th grades are invited. Call or text Mike at 212-2692;,Moyra at 690-7507 or Kristen at 313-2881 with questions. St. John the Evangelist Parish Community 35 William St., Pittston. Phone: 654-0053 Daily Mass - Monday through Friday 7 a.m. Saturday - 4:30 p.m. Sunday - 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Parish blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 19 in the church hall. Healing Hearts Bereavement Support Group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on May 14 in the parish center. St. John’s Lutheran 7 Wood St., Pittston, 655-2505 stjohnspittston@verizon.com Pastor: John Castellani Organist: Marcia Colleran Acolyte: Justin Peterson Sunday service: 9:30 a.m. Greeter - Doris Mersincavage Ushers - Jim Fox and Joe Mersincavage Communion - Assistant Alan Drummond Acolyte schedule for April 28: Mackenzie Goyne; for May: 5: Brooke Cherney; 12, Emily Goyne; 19 (Pentecost and conformation), Katie Colleran; 26 ,Mackenzie Goyne

Holy Rosary School in Duryea announces the following: Vocations Mass at the Cathedral All are welcome and invited to join us at the Cathedral from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. today, April 21 for a special Vocation Mass. Marywood play Students in first and third grades will enjoy attending Marywood’s performance of “Sleeping Beauty” on Wednesday, April 24. Community Reading Day We offer our most sincere thanks to the volunteers from the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce for donating their time to read to our primary center children. Athletic banquet The Holy Rosary Athletic Association will hold its annual sports banquet on Friday, April 26 at St. Mary’s Center in Scranton. Reservation forms and payments should all be submitted to the office at this time. Race for Education The Race for Education is one of the highlights of the year for our students and their families, while also a fun way for us to earn money for our school. There are many ways in which you can help make the Race for Education a success. We are in need of record keepers to tabulate donations on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from April 4 through May 10. Additionally, approximately 50 volunteers are needed to safely and efficiently coordinate the race on race day. Save the date, Friday, May 10, and come join the fun. I Spring concert The annual Spring Concert featuring fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh grade students will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 at Holy Rosary School, Duryea. Due to a scheduling conflict, our spring concert will now be held in our school, not at Holy Redeemer High School, as was previously announced. Gift certificate news Gift certificate sales are held in the Holy Rosary Church Hall from 8 to 10 a.m. every Thursday. School families may send in orders on Wednesday to be filled on Thursday. Recycling In addition to cartridge recycling we also have cell phone recycling. Select cell phones can be dropped off in the same location and recycled for credit. For more information or for a list of qualifying cartridges, visit contact Mrs. Skutack at 457-2553. Labels & Box Tops Campbell’s Soup labels and Box Tops for Education are being collected at Holy Rosary School. These programs enable us to provide educational resources that may be unaffordable through our regular budget. They can be sent in immediately and processed before they expire; there is no need to wait until you accumulate a quantity.

WYOMING AREA SCHOOL NEWS Raymond J. Bernardi, superintendent of Wyoming Area School District, announces kindergarten registration for the 2013-2014 school year will be conducted on April 22, 23, 24 and 25 at the elementary schools. Children enrolling must attend the registration. The following screenings will take place the day of registration: hearing, vision and readiness testing with the teacher. The dates are as follows: * Harding/Falls SJD Elementary April 22, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. * West Pittston Montgomery Elementary - April 23, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. * Exeter JFK Elementary - April 24, 9 to 1 1 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. * Wyoming 10th Street Elementary - April 25, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Parents should take note of these important facts: * Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013 to enter kindergarten, inclusive and without exception. * A birth certificate or other acceptable evidence of age must be provided upon registration. * Proof of residence (most current utility bill or rent/mortgage receipt) must be presented. A driver’s license or auto owner’s card will not be accepted. * State law requires that children attempting to enroll must have proper immunization. Therefore, immunization records must be presented. * Children enter kindergarten must have the following vaccines: 4 doses of tetanus* (1 dose on or after 4th birthday) 4 doses of diphtheria* (1 dose on or after 4th birthday) 3 doses of polio 2 doses of measles** 2 doses of mumps** 1 dose of rubella (German Measles)** 3 doses of hepatitis B 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity *Usually given as DTP or DT or Td ** Usually given as MMR For further information, contact the Department of Student Registration at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center at 654-2836, ext. 2359.


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HR Little Flowers serve the poor Holy Rosary School’s Little Flowers Club attended the Annual Friends of the Poor St. Patrick’s Day Dinner. They made center pieces for the tables and helped serve dinner. Shown here with Bishop Bambera are, from left, Emily Makaravage, Jessica Nawrocki, Julie Mazaleski and Mary Elizabeth Kishbaugh.

Frances Granahan, mother of fifth-grade student Tyler Granahan, taught fifth-grade students about disability awareness. From left, first row, are Francis Granahan, Noelle Makitish, Michalie Mazurkivich, Noah Ambrose, Jacob Morreale, Simon Girman, Victoria Gray-Kline, Chloe Ward, Abigail Bauman, Miss Marissa Giorgio. Second row, Jacob Boughman, Hannah Hawksley, Olivia Grochal, Destynie Rezkowski, Krishna Patel, Maleice Rambus, Deanna Dodson, Daniel Hoover, Charles Boswell. Third row, Dana Zuba, Jacob Gardner, David Butler, TJ Connors, Tyler Granahan, Kory Linscott, Megan Whitman, Tyler Dunbar, Marissa Moran.

Fifth-grade students learn about disabilities Frances Granahan, mother of fifth grade student Tyler Granahan, taught fifth-grade students at the Pittston Area Intermediate Center about disability awareness. The students learned through books, demonstrations and lectures. Students experienced what it would be like to be blind, autistic and in a wheelchair.

LCCC grads work at Hildebrandt Learning Centers HR students spend ‘Bunny Money’ During Holy Rosary School’s Annual Egg Hunt, seventh-grader Holly Daveski helped Jameson Sciandra spend her “bunny money.”

Several graduates of Luzerne County Community College are working at Hildebrandt Learning Centers. in Dallas From left, first row, are Ashleigh Osolnick ‘11, Kingston, assistant teacher, Hildebrandt Learning Centers; Teila McNulty ‘11, Nanticoke, assistant teacher, Hildebrandt Learning Centers; Sarah Baloga ‘10, Wilkes-Barre, teacher, Hildebrandt Learning Centers; and Ashley Goulstone ‘09, Kingston, lead teacher, Hildebrandt Learning Centers. Second row, Bonnie Brennan Lauer ‘87, Shavertown, director, alumni relations, LCCC; Mary Clarke ‘96, Pittston, director, Hildebrandt Learning Centers; Laurie Pachick ‘00, Wilkes-Barre, teacher, Hildebrandt Learning Centers; Alecia Morris ‘03, Larksville, teacher’s assistant, Hildebrandt Learning Centers; and Melissa Cole ‘96, Dallas, teacher, Hildebrandt Learning Centers. Third row, Peter Lello, Pittston, major gifts/planned giving specialist, LCCC; Mary Lou Donahue ‘80, Bear Creek, director, Hildebrandt Learning Centers; Leanne Grace, Shickshinny, director, professional development, Hildebrandt Learning Centers; Bridget Conway ‘11, Clarks Summit, teacher, Hildebrandt Learning Centers; Holly Kline ‘97, Lehman, teacher, Hildebrandt Learning Centers; Bill Grant, Dallas, CEO, Hildebrandt Learning Centers; and Thomas P. Leary, Kingston, president, LCCC.

HR students enjoy Easter celebration Holy Rosary School principal Kathleen Gilmartin visted with, from left, Lidia Marranca, Molly Houston, Andrew Francis, and Matthew Stetz during the school’s Easter celebration.

OF January Students of the Month announced Mr. Christopher Thomas, principal, and Mrs. Regina Krieger, vice principal, announce the January Students of the Month at Old Forge High School during a recent assembly. From left, are Randy Ratchko, Grade 12; Cassidy Califano, Grade 11; Tori Tansley, Grade 10; EJ Dougher, EJ the DJ; Meredith Giglio, Grade 9; Ben Grochowski, Grade 8; and Elizabeth Balanovich, Grade 7.

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Wyoming Area Catholic student winners at the Regional Spring Forensics Competition at Holy Redeemer High School are, from left, first row, Walker Cherry and Richard Morris, both first-place winners. Second row, Tessa Romani, fourth-place winner; Elizabeth Kravitz, fifth-place winner; Danielle Morris, fifth-place winner; Bianca Mazzarella, fifth-place winner; and Camyrn Cassetori, fourth-place winner. Third row, Mrs. Josie Toomey, moderator for the junior varsity forensics team; and Mr. Chris Tigue, principal of Wyoming Area Catholic.

Tessa Romani and Camryn Cassetori, fifth-grade students at Wyoming Area Catholic, earned honorable mention at the Spring Forensics Diocesan Finals at St. Paul’s School in Scranton. From left, are Mrs. Josie Toomey, moderator for the junior varsity forensics team; Romani, Cassetori and Mr. Chris Tigue, principal at Wyoming Area Catholic.

Wyoming Area Catholic students excel in forensics Students at Wyoming Area Catholic recently participated in the Regional Spring Forensics Competition at Holy Redeemer High School and the Spring Forensics Diocesan Finals at St. Paul’s School in Scranton. Tessa Romani and Camyrn Cassetori, both fifth grade students, placed honorable mention in the finals.

set for Saturday, May 4 this year. Last year, the club made more than 110 gallons of beer for National Homebrew Day and members brought food to pair with different brews. Though he brews on the automated system now, Fusco got started more primitively with a simple kit his grandmother gave him as a gift. It’s a familiar story. Arnone, who’s been a member for six years, also started with a gift kit, from his son. Nate Miller, a member from Scranton who founded the club through a national homebrew magazine, prefers the Wyoming Valley Club to a club just a few blocks from his house because he enjoys the Valley members and the club’s events. “They’re just a great group of guys,” Miller said. The April 15 meeting was a special one to plan a trip to the National Homebrewers Conference in Philadelphia from June 27 to 29. Yarmey said it’s a big deal for the club to attend because the national conference is usually on the West Coast. The Wyoming Valley club’s display at the conference will have a coal mining theme with a homemade coal car with taps. The club hosts competitions during the year, runs summer and winter picnics, participates in local beer festivals and runs fundraisers for local charities. And Yarmey has the record for guest appearances on The Friday Beer Buzz, the award-winning radio show on WILK with Webster and Nancy. Dues are $20 a year and $25 for couples. Add $5 this year for the added expenses of the National Homebrew Conference in Philadelphia. Yarmey said the club’s mission is to ex-

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Lining up for a taste of Arnone’s ‘Tastykake’ beer are, from left, Joe Miller, Harding; Joe Arnone, Exeter; Jeff Fusco, Harding; and Chuck Yarmey, Wyoming.

pose people to homebrew. “People are under the false impression that homebrews aren’t good and we want people to know you can make quality beer at home.” Proof of that is in member Mike Sexton’s Black Rye IPA which won first place over 60 competitors at a Bethlehem Brew Works competition. He was invited to brew there and made 500 gallons, a keg of which was on tap at Sabatini’s. Homebrewed beer is high quality because it is typically made with core ingredients of hops, malted barley, yeast and water. Yarmey said start-up costs average $100 for basic equipment and ingredients. After that for a minimum of $30, homebrewers can make five gallons, the equivalent of 2 1/2 cases. More more information, search the

A preliminary drawing of plans for the Wyoming Valley Homebrewer Club’s display at the National Homebrewers Conference.

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PART TIME RN/LPN AT BLACK CREEK, NUREMBURG, PA (3 DAYS) FULL TIME RN/LPN AT BLACK CREEK, NUREMBURG, PA FULL TIME RN/LPN AT FREELAND, FREELAND, PA Please go to www.rhcnepa.com for all information regarding where and to whom you send your resume, salary, location, and job functions. Do not call. EOE M/F/V/H AA

SALES

Commission shed sales in Scranton. Our busy season is here; need a self-motivated commission-driven salesperson with experience who is local. Experience preferred but will train the right person. Phone: 570-725-3439 Fax: 570-725-3309 or email ekvs@pcfreemail. com

MERCHANT’S VILLAGE Booth 157 1201 Oak St Everything must go! Oriental furniture. Living room sets, sectionals, recliners, bedroom sets, china cabinets, kitchen sets, kid’s animal chairs, lamps, lots more! Priced to sell.

DOOR new 46.5 x 7’ $200. karate sign 10’ high x 14’ wide $5. flexmaster $50. stereo $350. Lincoln desk & chair $300. dishes for 8 $10. bassinet $5. 570-823-4941 or 570-824-4794

630 Money To Loan

570-301-3602

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WINDOW CLEANERS

Certified Nursing Assistants Full Time & Part Time PA Certification required. High school diploma or GED required. Competitive rates

PITTSTON LIQUIDATING SALE

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS BIZ FOR SALE B to B Services Repeat Client Base Low Overhead Great Location High Net to Gross No Experience Necessary Finance & Training Available 1-800-796-3234

To place your ad call...829-7130 PA Driver’s license required, ability to lift and climb ladders and work on roofs. Winters off. 570-288-6794

Furniture & Accessories

PACKAGE!!!!

MRG

DIRECT CARE WORKER

HIGHLAND MANOR NURSING HOME

744

FURNITURE Antique cedar chest, Mahogany, $225. Dining room suite, Mahogany, $650. Curio Cabinet, Mahogany, lighted and mirrored $225. Antique Mahogany bedroom suite, dresser, vanity and wardrobe, $900. Bedroom suite, blondewood with double dresser and chest of drawers, $250. Victorian marble top table, $250. All in Excellent Condition! 570-696-1809

EXCLUSIVE CASINO RESORT RETAILER

(Valid PA Driver's

company looking to fill the following positions Experienced in all areas of truck maintenance & repair

566

FACILITY CLEANING SUPERVISOR AND MANAGER 2nd shift New

HIRING THE FOLLOWING PART TIME POSITIONS:

MEDICAL OFFICE COORDINATOR

548 Medical/Health

700 MERCHANDISE 708

Antiques & Collectibles

ATTENTION VENDORS Accent items,

ceramics, baskets, holiday items, glasses, much more. ALL EXCELLENT PRICES AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. 570-675-5046 after 5:30 P.M. YEARBOOKS. Coughlin (30) ‘282000. GAR -(18)) ‘37-’06, Meyers (15) ‘53-’03, Pittston (6) ‘67-’75, WVW (12), 1967-2000,Kingston (11) ‘32-’52, Hazleton, (8) ‘40-’61, Plains, (3) ‘66-’68, Hanover ‘51-’74. Prices vary depending on condition. $20-$40 each. Call for further details & additional school editions. 570-8254721 arthurh302@ aol.com

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Exercise Equipment

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

744

Furniture & Accessories

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

FURNISH FOR LESS

758 Miscellaneous

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MERCHANTS VILLAGE merchants

village.com (Former Walmart Bldg) Oak St. Pittston

GOING OUT OF BUSINESS

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

EXETER

WANTED JEWELRY

WILKESBARREGOLD

(570)48GOLD8 (570)484-6538

Highest Cash PayOuts Guaranteed Open 6 Days a We e k 10am-6pm C l o s e d T h u r s d ay s 1092 Highway 315 Blvd. (Plaza 315) 315N, 1/2 mile before Mohegan Sun Casino

London PM Gold Price

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

April 19- $1,405.50 We Pay At Least 80% of the London Fix Market Price for All Gold Jewelry WilkesBarreGold.com or email us at wilkesbarregold@ yahoo.com

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

DUPONT REDUCED $68,500

30% off all inventory owned by Merchants Village (Booth 262) Food, Home Goods, Health & Beauty Aids & Lots More! STOCK UP NOW! ON FRESH INVENTORY LAST CHANCE EVERYTHING MUST GO! 570-891-1972

906 Homes for Sale

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

776 Sporting Goods

JENKINS TWP. $27,900

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

KINGSTON

For Sale by Owner. 229 Pringle Street Single home, 3 bedrooms. Remodeled, Kitchen & bath, concrete cellar, huge walk up attic, deck & new roof. 570-287-3927

LAFLIN

7 CONCORD DRIVE REDUCED PRICE! $229,900 Two story, 1,900 sq. ft., in Oakwood Park. 8 rooms, eat in kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, large living room, family room with fireplace, dining room, sunroom with hardwood floors. Two car garage, central air. Lot 100’ x 125’. Move in Condition. Call Ed at 570-655-4294 for appointment.

BICYCLE

MURRAY “DAZZLER” 20” girl’s. Powder

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

782

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DURYEA

ENGLISH TUDOR Totally renovated

3 bedroom, 3 bath. All wood kitchen with granite countertops. Hardwood family room with fireplace. Hardwood dining room. Huge living room with window seat. Vaulted, tile foyer. Four season sunroom. Gas hot air with central air. Central fire and burglar alarm. New gas hot water heater. All new high efficiency windows, paver patio. $ 149,000. 570-237-2919

MINERS MILLS

170 E. Thomas St. Remodeled, 3 bedrooms 1 bath. Large fenced in back yard. $110,000. (570) 239-8556

LARKSVILLE For Sale by Owner Must see, move in condition 3 bedroom ranch, nice neighborhood behind State St. Elementary Center. All new carpet, paint, interior doors, new tile countertops, tile floor, stainless steel appliances, 3 season patio, beautiful 16x34 in ground pool. $144,900. Call 570-301-7291 More info & photos on Zillow.com

SWOYERSVILLE OUT OF

FLOOD ZONE Big corner lot, 3 bedroom ranch in a desirable location. 1.5 baths, one car attached garage. All appliances included. $130,000. 570-237-0184

WAREHOUSE SELECTORS We currently have 12 2nd shift selector positions open in our Pittston Warehouse. The work hours are Monday – Friday 3PM – Done. The job will include: *Selecting product using a hand held scanner *Maintaining a high level of speed and accuracy *Must be able to work overtime *Pulling larger product from warehouse shelves using a fork lift Qualified candidates must be able to lift up to 75 lbs independently.

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2013 Honda Civic LX Sedan

$0 DOWN PAYMENT

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

199

$

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2013 PILOT EX 4WD

$0 DOWN PAYMENT

MPG 17 City 24 HWY

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

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2013 ACCORD LX SEDAN

$0 DOWN PAYMENT

2013 Honda CR-V LX

$0 DOWN PAYMENT

MPG 22 City 30 HWY

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

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• Model #RM4H3DEW • 185-hp (SAE Net), 2.4-Liter, 16-Valve, DOHC i-VTEC® 4-Cylinder Engine • Automatic Transmission • Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control SystemTM • Vehicle Stability AssistTM (VSA®) with Traction Control • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink • USB Audio Interface • Remote Entry System • 160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 4 Speakers ****Lease *Lease 36 Months through ahfc ahfc. $0 Down Payment Payment. • Pandora® Radio Compatibility 1st payment and tags due at delivery. Residual $15,920.00 • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio

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

MATT BURNE Honda PRE-OWNED CENTER

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Call: 1-800-NEXTHonda

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Honda’s 00 MAZDA MIATA CONV

00 LEXUS RX300 AWD

Burgandy, 104K

Now

$7,500

00 HONDA ACCORD EX CPE

Gold, 124K

Now

$7,950

Black, 84K

ACCORDS 08 ACCORD EX SDN Red, 54K ..........................NOW $14,950

10 ACCORD EXL SDN Red, 41K .......................NOW $16,950

07 FORD FOCUS SE SEDAN Silver, 54K

Now

$9,750

06 HONDA CIVIC EX Cpe, 99K, Gray LX Sdn, 97K, Gray

$9,850 $10,850

08 CHEVY IMPALA LS SDN

11 ACCORD LX SDN Silver, 31K .........................NOW $17,500 10 ACCORD EX SDN Gray, 28K ..........................NOW $18,500 11 ACCORD LXP SDN White, 22K......................NOW $18,500 10 ACCORD EXL SDN White, 19K ......................NOW $19,500

Now

11 11 11 11 11 11 11 12

PILOT PILOT PILOT PILOT PILOT PILOT PILOT PILOT

PILOT 4WD LX White, 22K ..........................................NOW $24,500 LX Gray, 23K............................................NOW $24,500 EX Gray, 40K ...........................................NOW $24,950 EX Black, 36K ..........................................NOW $25,750 EX Silver, 36K ..........................................NOW $25,750 EXL Silver, 31K .......................................NOW $27,950 EXL Red, 25K .........................................NOW $29,500 EXL Pearl, 13K........................................NOW $32,500

$7,950

06 HONDA CRV EX 4WD

White, 53K

Now

09 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS SDN

Black, 102K

Now

$10,500

$9,250

Brown, 47K

Now

$11,950

HONDA ACCORD SEDAN 04 EX V6, Gray, 80K 04 EX, Gray, 50K 06 EXL, White, 56K

$11,500 $12,500 $13,950

08 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER SDN

10 MAZDA 3i SPORT SEDAN

Sage, 48K

Blue, 40K

Now

$12,500

Now

06 SUBARU LEGACY AWD SDN

Gray, 89K

Navy, 53K

$12,950

11 SUBARU LEGACY LIMITED AWD Silver, 28K

Now

$18,250

Now

$13,950

07 HONDA PILOT EX4-DVD 4WD Burgandy, 58K

Now

10 Honda Fit Sport

FIT Red, 37K ............................. NOW

$12,950

05 HONDA PILOT EXL 4WD Now

CROSSTOUR 4WD 10 CROSSTOUR EXL V6 White, 42K ................NOW $22,500

$19,750

$14,500

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CRV 4WD

EXL Titanium, 51K ........................................NOW $19,950 LX Silver, 24K ...............................................NOW $20,950 SE White, 25K...............................................NOW $20,500 SE Titanium, 15K ...........................................NOW $20,950 EXL NAVI Titanium, 49K ...........................NOW $20,950 EXL Lt. Blue, 16K..........................................NOW $22,500 EXL Titanium, 21K ........................................NOW $23,500 EXL White, 18K............................................NOW $23,500 EXL Black, 17K ............................................NOW $24,500 LX Gray, 28K ................................................NOW $19,950 SE Sage, 28K ...............................................NOW $20,500 LX Gray, 28K ................................................NOW $20,950

CIVICS

10 CIVIC LX SDN Red, 31K..................................NOW $14,500 RIDGELINE 4WD 10 CIVIC LXS SDN White, 46K.............................NOW $15,400 09 RIDGELINE RTS Silver, 52K ................................NOW $20,950 10 CIVIC LX SDN Silver, 21K ................................NOW $15,950 11 CIVIC EX CPE Red, 20K..................................NOW $16,950 12 CIVIC LX CPE Black, 12K.................................NOW $17,950 ODYSSEY 12 CIVIC EXL SDN Gray, 33K..............................NOW $18,500 11 ODYSSEY EXL Gray, 41K ....................................NOW $27,750 08 CIVIC LX SDN Navy, 49K.................................NOW $12,950 10 ODYSSEY TOURING RDVD/NAV Black, 24K.NOW $27,500 *Certified Hondas have 1 yr - 12k, Basic Warranty & 7yr - 100k Powertrain from orig. inservice date.

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09 NISSAN VERSA S 4DR

10 CHEVY AVEO LT 5

Silver, 48K

Now

$11,950

04 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER AWD Silver, 85K

Now

$12,500

10 VW JETTA SEL SDN

White, 36K

Now

TOYOTA COROLLA SDN 10 LE, Sdn, Silver, 58K 11 S, Sdn, Blue, 11K

$15,500

10 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER AWD Pearl, 15K

Now

$25,950

$12,950 $15,950

07 HONDA CRV EXL 4WD

5 Spd, White, 33K

Now

$11,950

Blue, 73K

Now

$17,950

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SUNDAY DISPATCH 906 Homes for Sale

906 Homes for Sale

PLAINS TWP.

906 Homes for Sale

MOOSIC $92,900

LAFLIN NEW PRICE $124,900

WILKES-BARRE

HUDSON SECTION Two bedroom, 1 bath, living & dining rooms & pantry. Gas heat & hot water. Driveway & garage. $54,000. 570-407-2703

542

Logistics/ Transportation

EAST END SECTION Great starter home, 3 bedrooms, 1 modern bath. Updated kitchen, new roof, windows & furnace. Off street parking, fenced in back yard. New back porch. All appliances included. $42,500 570-235-1210 after 5:30 pm.

542

Logistics/ Transportation

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

$2,000 Sign On Bonus Local CDL- A Driver Position HOME Every Day Avg Pay $1125/week

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548 Medical/Health

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

P E N D I N G

LINEUP ASUCCESSFULSALE INCLASSIFIED! HEALTH PROMOTION DISEASE PREVENTION PROGRAM MANAGER The VA Medical Center Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania is currently accepting applications for a HPDP Manager. Position will be filled with one of the following disciplines:

REGISTERED NURSE SOCIAL WORKER

PSYCHIATRIST PSYCHOLOGIST

The responsibilities of the HPDP Manager will include:

•Providing direction for and coordination of HPDP efforts across the facility, including community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs). •Advising facility and primary care leadership on clinical and administrative issues related to HPDP, including clinical preventative services. •Leading efforts to identify HPDP challenges, priorities for improvement, and opportunities for disseminating and sustaining best practices. •Strategic planning, program development and implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of HPDP programs and services in the facility. • Ensuring that HPDP strategic plans are aligned and integrated with Patient-Aligned Care Team (PACT) and facility strategic plans. • Promoting and utilizing evidence-based guidelines at all stages of program development and implementation. •Establishing, maintaining, and chairing a facility interdisciplinary HPDP Committee, subcommittee or team. •Serving as liaison to the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), VHA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP), and VHA Central Office program offices in matters related to HPDP.

Tour of duty: Monday through Friday Interested applicants must submit the following information: Registered Nurse: Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists, 10-2850a; Declaration for Federal Employment, OF-306; Resume/Curriculum Vitae; copy of license/degree. Social Worker: Application for Associated Health Occupations, 10-2850c; Declaration for Federal Employment, OF-306; Resume/Curriculum Vitae; copy of license/degree. Psychiatrist: Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors, 10-2850; Declaration for Federal Employment, OF-306; Resume/Curriculum Vitae; copy of license/degree. Psychologist: Application for Associated Health Occupations, 10-2850c; Declaration for Federal Employment, OF-306; Resume/Curriculum Vitae; copy of license/degree.

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LAFLIN PRICE REDUCED $360,000

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Medical Center (05) 1111 East End Boulevard Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

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Signature Properties

570-675-5100

WYOMING

FOR SALE BY OWNER NEVER FLOODED

4 bedroom, 2 full bath in a great neighborhood. New windows entire home, finished lower level, detached garage, 4 season sunroom. Master suite has new full bath and large walk in closet. New above ground pool with deck. Must see!

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

DALLAS

17 Baldwin Street 1st floor, one bedroom, off-street parking. Living room, eat in kitchen, small office space. $575/ month, water & garbage included. Tenant pays heat & electric, 570-310-1821 KINGSTON

EATON TERRACE

317 N. Maple Ave. 2 story 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath @ $850. + utilities. Two story 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths @ $1,110. + utilities. Central heat & air, washer/dryer in unit, on site parking. 1 mo. security

570-262-6947

MOOSIC

5 rooms, 2nd floor, heat, water & sewage furnished. $725/month. Security & references. 570-457-7854

MOUNTAIN TOP WOODBRYN 1 & 2 Bedroom.

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

PITTSTON

Modern 2 bedroom, 2nd floor. Includes stove & refrigerator. Laundry hook-up. Heated garage, off street parking. Heat, sewer, water & garbage included. $695/month + security & lease. No smoking or pets. 570-430-0123

570-885-6848

909 10 Fairfield Drive Exceptional & spacious custom built cedar home with open floor plan and all of the amenities situated on 2 lots in picturesque setting. Create memories in this 5 bedroom, 4 bath home with 18’ ceiling in living room, gas fireplace, granite kitchen, large 2 story foyer, huge finished lower level for entertaining with bar/full kitchen & wine cellar. Inground pool & hot tub. Directions: Rt 315 to Laflin Rd., right onto Oakwood Dr., right onto Fordham Rd, left onto Fairfield Dr., home is on the right. www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-4063 Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

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VA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

MULTI-FAMILY Two houses for the price of one! Two story in front & double-wide in rear. Great for 2 families or investor opportunity. Off street parking & NOT in flood zone. MLS #13-970 $148,000 Call Cindy King Today! 570-690-2689

PRICED TO SELL $179,000

For additional information please call (570) 824-3521, EXTENSION 7209.

Please mail your complete application package to:

WEST PITTSTON

575 Susquehanna Avenue

548 Medical/Health

Discover an exceptional opportunity to deliver quality healthcare to America’s Veterans

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Other

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Would you like to deliver newspapers as an Independent Contractor under an agreement with

THE TIMES LEADER?

Operate your own business with potential profits of up to $900.00 _________ per month.

Routes Currently Available: WILKES-BARRE NORTH

Coal St. • Custer St. • Hayes Lane N. Meade St. • New Market St. 170 Daily Papers • 194 Sunday Papers $735 Monthly Profit

WILKES-BARRE SOUTH

Academy St. • Carey Ave. • Edison St. Elizabeth St. • Orchard St. • S. River St. 108 Daily Papers • 141 Sunday Papers $500 Monthly Profit

Income & Commercial Properties

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY for lease. Units

ranging from 6002700 sq ft. prime Mountaintop area, great for business!!! High traffic area for retail or office space. Prices ranging from $500.00/ month for smallest off street unit to $2700.00/month for large 2700 square foot building. call Amanda Colonna 570-714-6115 CENTURY 21 SMITH HOURIGAN GROUP 570-287-1196, for details and to view units.

912 Lots & Acreage

DALLASR

GREENBRIAR ETIREMENT COMMUNITY Only eight lots left. Custom design you home the way you want it. Call 570-675-1300

LAFLIN $32,900 Lot#9 Pinewood Dr

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

156 X 110 X 150 X 45

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

Call Rosemary to make an appointment at 570-829-7107

PLAINS VICTORIAN NEW - REMODELED DUPLEX. 1 bedrooms. Maple kitchen, built-in appliances, some aesthetic fireplaces (FIRST FLOOR BAY LIVING ROOM) Parking, Porches, Laundry. MANAGED SERVICES AMERICA REALTY 570-288-1422 NO PETS, EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION, 2 YEAR SAME RENTS.

Apartments/ Unfurnished

WEST PITTSTON

BALTIMORE AVE 2nd floor. 1 bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen washer/ dryer hookup. Stove, fridge, no pets, no smoking. References. Off street parking. $550 & utilities, 1st & last month rent + security. 1 year lease. WYOMING AVE 2nd floor. 1 bedroom Includes stove & refrigerator. $600 month includes heat & water. Off street parking. No pets, no smoking. 1st & last month rent + security. 1 year lease. 570-655-9325

WEST WYOMING Cozy first floor, 1

bedroom apartment, includes front porch. $475 per month + utilities. No pets, No smoking. available May 1. 570-693-1000

WEST WYOMING

Large, modern 2nd floor, 1 bedroom. Quiet neighborhood, eat in kitchen, stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer hook up. Living & dining room combo, large bedroom, deck, heat, water, sewer & garbage included. No pets. $675 + security. 570-693-9339

WILKES-BARRE

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

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WILKES-BARRE

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Commercial Properties

PITTSTON

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Commercial Properties

WEST PITTSTON

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

108 S. Main Street 3,000 square feet. Suitable for many businesses. Plenty of Parking $600/month + security. 570-540-0746.

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FOR SALE SALE BY OWNER Garage. Out of flood. Multi-purpose. 3,400 sq. ft. on .9 acres, 2 bays, 14’ automatic doors Recently renovated, large parking lot. $215,000 570-654-4112

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Commercial Properties

COMMERCIAL RETAIL PROPERTY FOR RENT:

Other

Other

JOB FAIR

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

We’re looking for dedicated, skilled individuals to add to our team! RNs - Aides - PTs/OTs/SLPs Full-time, part-time, and per diem hours available

Wednesday ednesday, April 24th from 10am to 2:00pm At our offices at 270 Pierce Street, Kingston, PA

DOLPHIN PLAZA

On-the-spot interviews available! For more information, call 288-1013.

Rte. 315 2,400 Sq. Ft. 1,200 Sq. Ft. Professional office space. Will divide office / retail Call 570-829-1206

EXETER

OFFICE SPACE Newly remodeled 120 sq. ft. All utilities included, except phone. $250/month. Lease. Call 570-602-1550

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

- Light & bright open floor plans - All major appliances included - Pets welcome* - Close to everything - 24 hour emergency maintenance - Short term leases available

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

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WILKES-BARRE

WEST PITTSTON

2nd floor, recently renovated 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. All new floors throughout. Stove included. Heat, water & sewer included. References required. No smoking. $575/month + security. 570-237-0195

WEST PITTSTON Charming, spacious clean 1.5 bedroom. Washer/dryer hookup. Front porch, off street parking. Quiet neighborhood. No pets. $625/mo. includes water. 570-693-2148 or 570-654-6537

566 Sales/Business Development

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

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

Opportunities available for CHHAs also SPRING INTO A CAREER IN NURSING Don’t just go to work..make a DIFFERENCE in a child’s life at our leading homecare company! Come join us for a Tiki-rific Open House! Hula on down to Loving Care Agency on Tuesday, uesday, April 23rd from 10am – 6pm at 1120 S Main Avenue, Taylor PA 18517. Openings in Browndale, Damascus, Dushore, Edwardsville, Forest City, Pittston, Susquehanna, Tunkhannock, and Wilkes-Barre. Days nights and weekends available!

Call 610-858-9769

566 Sales/Business Development

www.lovingcareagency.com

566 Sales/Business Development

566 Sales/Business Development

566 Sales/Business Development

A Civitas Media Company

Digital Sales Specialist Immediate opening for a resourceful, highly motivated, experienced Sales Specialist.

WEST PITTSTON

Level building lot. 50’ x 100’. All public utilities available. Asking $24,500. 570-299-5415

If you are motivated by the ability to make more money by bringing in more sales, and have a persistent, professional business attitude, this is the opportunity for you. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of selling and leading digital sales efforts. This role will incorporate training and mentoring our existing sales staff in digital media solutions, as well as meeting and exceeding revenue targets. It requires the ability to create comprehensive marketing programs for clients, assist other reps with presentations, and identify and generate new digital sales opportunities. You are expected to be out in front of clients, closing sales. This is a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.

PITTSTON/PITTSTON TWP. Broad St. • Market St. • Bryden St. Norman St. • Flag St. • Ford St. Parnell St. • Sunrise Dr. 139 Daily Papers • 140 Sunday Papers 149 Sunday Dispatch $765 Monthly Profit

PLAINS

NEARBY WILKES-BARRE

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813349

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If you are hungry for a challenge and the opportunity for success, send a cover letter, resume and salary history to:

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Apartments/ Furnished

PLYMOUTH

APARTMENT FOR RENT ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED! PLEASE CALL 570-881-0636

dsellers@civitasmedia.com or

Denise Sellers VP/Chief Revenue Officer The Times Leader 15 N. Main St. Wilkes-Barre PA 18711

No telephone calls, please. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. As a company, we strive to be fair, accurate and informative. To our customers, we believe in delivering superior quality and service. Most importantly, we believe in the power of teamwork.


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Commercial Properties

PITTSTON COOPERS CO-OP

Half Doubles

953 Houses for Rent

with 2 full baths, includes Stove, Fridge, Washer & Dryer. Sewer and garbage also included. $750. a month. $40 application fee. 570-736-6068

great neighborhood, recently renovated, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, refrigerator and stove included. Offstreet parking, $750+ utilities, one year lease and security. No Pets. Call (570) 283-3086

1,750 SQ. FT. & 2,400 SQ.FT OFFICE/RETAIL 2,000 FT. Fully Furnished With Cubicles. 570-829-1206

Shopping for a new apartment? Classified lets you compare costs without hassle or worry! Get moving with classified!

WILKES-BARRE/ PLAINS TWP. WAREHOUSE LAIRD STREET

HARVEYS LAKE

Furnished Summer Home. Weekly and/ or Monthly. Starting June to end of August. Free boat slips. Call for details. 570-639-5041

luxurious 3 bedroom townhome features hardwood floors on main floor, finished basement, large master suite, private outdoor deck and back yard, off street parking, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, DirecTV, highspeed internet, garbage, sewer, gas heat with brand new furnace, central air conditioning with brand new compressor, brand new carpeting on 2nd floor in all bedrooms, extra closet space, large basement storage room, wood blinds in aLL rooms, all yard maintenance and snow plowing included. This is an end unit with only one other unit attached. Rent is $1,400. per month & requires $1,250. security deposit. Minimum one year lease required. Must fill out credit application. NO PETS. 570-840-1960

WEST PITTSTON Century home,

315 PLAZA

971 Vacation & Resort Properties

OLD FORGE LUXURY TOWNHOUSE Built in 2003 this

NANTICOKE Large 3 bedroom

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

SUNDAY DISPATCH

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953 Houses for Rent

PITTSTON

Attractive 3 bedroom home. New kitchen & laminate floors. Gas fireplace & large back yard. $800/month + security. 570-239-3712

WEST PITTSTON Attractive 2 bed-

1000 SERVICE DIRECTORY 1024

1ST. QUALITY CONSTRUCTION CO.

LINEUP ASUCCESSFULSALE INCLASSIFIED! Doyouneedmorespace? A yard or garage sale in classified is the best way tocleanoutyourclosets! You’re in bussiness with classified!

PRIVATE COUNTRY CAMPGROUND Several sites avail-

able, and will be accepting applications for membership. Gated Premises, adjoins public gulf course, 35 acre natural lake for fishing. Large shaded sites, with water and electric, showers and flush toilets. Nestled near orchards and produce farms in the hills between Dallas and Tunkhannock. For information and applications call: Call (570)-371-9770

COMPLEX, Easy interstate access. Lease 132,500 s.f., will subdivide, 12 loading docks, 30ft. ceilings, sprinkler, acres of parking. Offices available. Call 570-655-9732, X312

room single in good location. Includes hardwood floors, tile bath, family room, enclosed sunporch, heated garage. $875/ month + utilities, security & references. No pets or smoking. 570-655-4311

Looking for that special place called home? Classified will address Your needs. Open the door with classified!

Looking for the right deal on an automobile? Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions!

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

COOK

Building & Remodeling

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

Senior Citizens Discount! State Lic. # PA057320

1162 Landscaping/ Garden

1336

BAREFOOT GROUNDS KEEPING - Grass Cutting,

PJ’s Window Cleaning & Janitorial Services Windows, Gutters, Carpets, Power washing and more. INSURED/BONDED.

aerating, fertilizing, mulching, weeding, pruning, garden tilling. - Painting, fencing, stonewalls, power washing. - Tree and snow removal. Fully insured Credit cards accepted Commercial or Residential Please contact Roger: 570-760-7249 email: schichi@ptd.net

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570-606-8438

Lawn Care

AFFORDABLE LAWN CARE Complete Lawn

LINE UP A GREAT DEAL... IN CLASSIFIED!

Looking for the right deal on an automobile? Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions!

Care Service FREE ESTIMATES Mike 570-357-8074 Leave Message

GRASS CUTTING Affordable, reliable, meticulous. Rates as low as $20. Emerald Green 570-825-4963

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Construction

NEED A NEW KITCHEN OR BATH???? Seasonal Rooms

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1057Construction & Building

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or call 570-735-2973

570-474-6329 Lic.# PA021520

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Roofing & Siding

Jim Harden

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The Dispatch REMODELING CONTRACTOR

Tile Work • Kitchens Bathrooms • Windows Additions • Doors •Storm Doors NO JOB TOO SMALL! FREE Estimates - Insured

457-8145 or 655-0777 or 881-9899 Quality Work at Affordable Prices PA008322

ENTERTAINMENT The Best In “Live” Music For Weddings & Private Parties

HAULING

570-654-8368

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PAVING & SEALING

TRAVEL

Overnight Junket to Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal!

May 7 & 8

Complementary room, transportation & baggage handling. Food, Beverages & Snacks served on bus. $25 per person.

Al Lispi: 570-814-3137 or 570-823-9578

Paving & Sealing 20 Years Customer Satisfaction Competitive Pricing!!! Residential Free Estimates 836-3587 Commercial PA #041254 Bobby Harris

LAWNCARE

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Kung Fu is a face-paced workout geared toward self-defense and Tai Chi is a slow-paced workout for relaxation and stress relief. • Do you need to Relieve Stress? • Do you need better strength & flexibility? • Do you need better balance & muscle tone? • Does your child need more discipline? • Does your child need more concentration? • Does your child need to be more responsible? Then Try: 2 Free Lessons

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Power Washing & Landscaping Lawn Service • Trees • Hedges • Shrubs • Mulch Stone • Retaining Walls & Pavers • Gutter Cleaning & More Bruce Moluski 570-457-1840

ROOFING

SPR, INC

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www.summitpeakroofing.com CERTAINTEED

1-855-768-7325 member Northeastern & Central PA

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