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The 42nd Annual Little Miss Cherry Blossom Queen is seven-year old Ashley Thomas. Behind Ashley is, left to right, Peyton Marie Rusyn, 6, and Katherine Potter, 6. Little Miss Cherry Blossom MC, Gina Malsky is shown crowning Ashley. Last year’s winner, Morgan Hosier is to the right. The Cherry Blossom Festival continues today.


Still striving after all these years palms-up, as though opening an imaginary book, or in this case, sandwich. “‘See. Pickle loaf. Where do you think my mom shops?’” We all could relate. And soon we’re were discussing the last time any of us had pickle loaf. “I used to really like that stuff,” one fella chimed in. The scene was Arcaro’s and Gennel’s Restaurant in Old Forge last Saturday night and the occasion was a get-together of some of the members of the Pittston High School graduating class of 1966, the last graduating class before the school merged with others to former the giant Pittston Area. I and my wife, a year younger than these folks, had been invited to attend as special guests of ‘66 classmate Buddy Maiorana and his wife, the former Mary Volpe, one of our classmates. Buddy and Mary began dating in junior high and are still together. The Class of ‘66 marked not only the end of Pittston High but also the end of an era, a time when classmates knew everyone by name, knew their parents, knew

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their siblings, and knew enough about each other to poke fun one moment, lend support the next, and recognize when the time was appropriate for either. Jody Brogna led classmate Richie Giamusso into another story that illustrates the point. It took place in the same bleechers where the senior boys ate lunch. Another of their classmates, Rick O’Haire, would walk by every day, Jody explained, reach into Richie’s lunch bag, pull out his sandwich, take a big bite out of it and put in back. “Richie was such a nice guy, he wouldn’t say a word,” Jody said. Then, one day, along came Rick as usual but when he took his bite, he spit it out immediately, coughing and gaging as he ran off. “Tell them what you did, Richie?” Jody said. “I put a frog from the biology lab between two slices of bread,” Richie said sheepishly. That was the last time Rick O’Haire reached in for a bite of Richie’s sandwich. I suppose you could call what Rick was doing bullying, although

we didn’t use such a word back then, and what Richie did how we handled bullying in those days. Nobody needed to get a principal involved … or a lawyer. “The thing is,” Jody Brogna said, “we really did care about each other, and seniors had no problem hanging out with juniors and juniors with sophomores. For one thing, we all walked to school together and talked the whole way.” “Today’s high school kids don’t talk to each other and I think it’s because they don’t congregate in a school yard,” I pointed out. “They get out of a bus or a car and go right into school.” “Yeah,” Jody said. “And we used to get to school early so we could hang out in the school yard.” That’s where we learned how to socialize, how to converse, how to engage in the art of small talk. And we’ve been doing it ever since. When my class graduated, a year after these guys, there were 367 students in the class. Many of us had never met, and still have not to this day. The sense of community we enjoyed at a place like Pittston

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High was gone forever. Something that united all Pittston High students for decades was on display at last Saturday’s gathering. It’s a sign that was prominently displayed in the hallway of the school proclaiming the school’s motto, the famous last line of the poem Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson: To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. Every student who ever entered the doors of Pittston High is familiar with that motto. And there are very few who did not take it to heart and make it their life’s motto. Interestingly, those words are spoken in a significant scene in the latest James Bond movie Skyfall by actress Judi Dench in the role of “M,” the head of British intelligence. When I heard her say them in the movie, chills ran up and down my arms. I got those same chills again looking at the sign last Saturday night. “Do schools’ even have mottos anymore?” I asked aloud to no one in particular. “Probably not,” I heard Jody Brogna answer. “But they should.”

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Jody Brogna had the floor, his baritone voice just as commanding as it had been nearly 50 years ago on the school yard or in the hallways and classrooms of Pittston High School. “Remember back then how there was a little neighborhood store on just about every block?” he asked as six or seven heads nodded in agreement. “Well, my little grandmother had one of those stores right near our house. “She was so cute,” Jody went on. “She was always putting something ‘on sale’ — you know, knocking a few pennies off this or that — so she could be like the big stores. Well, one day we’re eating lunch at school — you remember how all the seniors used to sit in the upstairs bleechers at the gym? Well, the one guy says to me, ‘Hey, Jody, will you tell your grandmother to knock off the sale on pickle loaf? My mother’s been packing me nothing but pickle loaf sandwiches for two weeks.’” “‘Hey,’ I said back to him, ‘look at this,” Jody went on, and as he did he put his hands together as if in prayer and then turned them

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AWESOME BLOSSOM

Annual festival continues today on the river bank in West Pittston By TONY CALLAIO Sunday Dispatch Correspondent

Denisco. “We have two great choices for Outstanding Community Citizen Award in John Janczewski and Lou Ciampi as Grand Marshal. I’ve known both men for many years working side-by-side with John on the fire department and going to grade school. I wish the Cherry Blossom Festival success and this should help the people come back (from the flood). I can’t

remember the last time we’ve had such great weather, we are very fortunate.” The parade kicked off at high noon with West Pittston Little League teams present along with Little Miss Cherry Blossom contestants, town officials, area politicians, the Montage Mountain Car Club, the SalSee BLOSSOM, Page 34

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The 42nd Annual West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival opened up yesterday under ideal conditions. The weather has been cooperating the entire weekend with a cloudless, aqua blue sky. The cherry blossom trees are in perfect peak conditions

budding at just the right time. This year’s Grand Marshal is Lou Ciampi, Sr., a West Pittston resident and founder of Independent Graphics Inc. Although reluctant at first to accept the offer of grand marshal, Lou is very glad he accepted. “The weather is beautiful and the festival committee did a wonderful job in preparations,” said West Pittston Mayor Tony


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N A T I O N A L D AY O F P R AY E R

A PRAYER for Pittston

Rev. Samuel Washington’s wife Sarah addresses the gathering Thursday for National Day of Prayer in Pittston before introducing her husband.

Faithful gather at City Hall for National Day of Prayer By JACK SMILES jsmiles@psdispatch.com

It took 62 years, but National Prayer Day came to Pittston. Standing at a podium in front of city hall on Thursday afternoon before a semi-circle of 60 people from the neighborhood, the city offices and his own parishioners, the Rev. Samuel Washington of the Perspective Church talked about the revitalization of Pittston. He asked the people to bow their heads and he prayed, thanking God for “everyone who has taken care of this city” and asking Him to watch over “her police, firemen and administration.” Reverend Washington talked about his skin color saying, “I look different than most people in Pittston.” Hearing a few stifled chuckles, he said, “It’s okay to laugh” and they did. The Reverend said one of the reasons the Perspective Church moved to Pittston three years ago was because “Pittston people didn’t see color. They embraced me.” City manager Joe Moskovitz, who stood with Police Chief Robert Powers and Fire Chief Jim Rooney agreed. “We have embraced him and his church. We can embrace them because they are a positive influence. It’s across the street from city hall and very active, very visible. Council, the mayor and former mayor Lombardo have developed a relationship with him and his congregation. They’ve participated in community events like the Christmas tree lighting and he spoke at the mural dedication. They are making a positive contribution. We want to be inclusive and diverse.” The Reverend agreed in turn saying, “We didn’t come here with a hand out, we came here with a hand to help.” Washington came from New Jersey to the Scranton area with 15 to 20 families about 10 years ago, to “plant” a church. They moved around to Daleville, Dunmore and

Dickson City. “We did storefronts and things like that,” he said, “but we couldn’t find a place to settle.” Moving around was trying and an incident of racial graffiti in the Scranton area didn’t help. Pittston changed that three years ago. “This is the first place we bought. The first place we put a name on. Before that we didn’t want to give a congregation false hope that we would be there for them unless we knew.” But settling in Pittston took some doing. “I had dream we were supposed to move to Pittston. We

rented a place and it was just too small. We moved back to Scranton. We were still in boxes and my wife was doing some research on line and ‘lo and behold your not going See PRAYER, Page 18

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Inaugural ‘Second Friday Art Walk’ set for May 10 in the downtown By JACK SMILES jsmiles@psdispatch.com When is the second Friday of the month the first? When it’s the inaugural Second Friday Art Walk in Downtown Pittston. The event is this Friday, May 10 beginning at 5 p.m. with happenings all over the Central Business District on Main Street. Main Street Manager Rose Randazzo said she, council and the mayor kicked the idea around for a year or so. Then Sarah Donahue, a PA teacher who lives in Pittston, contacted councilman Mike Lombardo and said she liked what was happening downtown and wanted to help. He referred her to Randazzo. “We collaborated,” Randazzo said. “We got along great.” Inspired by Scranton’s First Friday, they came up with the Second Friday idea. Maria Livrone, the director of the Art Seen Gallery also worked on the project. “She devoted a lot of time and energy,” Randazzo said. Eight movable display grids on wheels are available to artists to show their work at various points on Main Street in front of businesses which are offering specials. Live music is part of the walk at the Lower Tomato Lot and in front of the Music Scene on North Main. Listed below are the artists, locations and mediums. Second Friday Art Walk JoAnne Raynis - Pocket Park, acrylics Crystal Wightman - Fuji Tokyo, photography Sandy Trocki - Vince’s Pizza, pottery Tobi Grossman - Advanced Arms…pastels Verve Vertu Studio/Gwen Harleman - YMCA, artwork by people with disabilities and special needs Tony Maurer - Art on Main, harmonograph Book Signing Jack Harris - Art on Main, Wildlife Enthusiast Live entertainment Sperazza Band 5:30 – 7:30, Low-

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jhealey@psdispatch.com The Pittston Area School Board will have at least one new face next year. Three incumbents, two past board members and two newcomers are competing for four seats on the board. Because it’s a primary election and all candidates are cross-filed, it’s foreseeable that all candidates could advance to the General Election in November. The four top vote getters on the Republican and Democratic ballots will advance. Big issues facing the district include increased n e x t security in the w e e k wake of the Sandy Hook shootNine candidates seek- ing, keeping up with technology ing four seats on and a $2 million the Wyobudget shortfall ming Area which is looming School in the district but could be acted on before any new members take office in December. Also on the table is the closure of the Benjamin Franklin Kindergarten Center in Dupont. The district has a new administration in place. Its superintendent, George Cosgrove, and assistant superintendent, Jack Lussi, both retired last year and, as a cost-saving measure, Dr. Michael Garzella was hired to essentially replace them both. Also, the district’s principal of curriculum, Dr. Janet Donovan, was moved to a building principal position at the Intermediate Center. JON O’CONNELL/THE SUNDAY DISPATCH

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Three incumbents, two past board members and two newcomers are competing for four seats on the Pittston Area school board. Shown is the sign in front of Pittston Area High School in Yatesville.


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And, just four years ago, the district was caught up in a countywide corruption scandal that saw the former superintendent, Ross Scarantino, and a board members, Joseph Oliveri, spend time in jail on bribery charges. One incumbent, Bob Linskey Jr., did not seek a second term on the board, instead opting to run for supervisor in Jenkins Township. Five other board members’ terms are not yet expired. They are Board President Charlie Sciandra, Anthony Guarglia, Joe Kelly, Richard Gorzkowski and John Donahue. A relatively small group filed to run for the four available seats. In 1997, 20 candidates appeared on the ballot for the May Primary. In 2003, there were 17 candidates and, in 2007, there were nine. Seeking seats are incumbents Kent Bratlee, Bruce Knick and Marilyn Starna, past board members John Adonizio and Marty Quinn and newcomers Vito Quaglia and Roseanne Ricotta. Bratlee, Quinn, Ricotta and Knick are running together, calling themselves “Patriot First Team.” Knick said members of this ticket don’t necessarily agree on everything, but they are “people you can work to come to an agreement with, people that are able to find middle ground.” Adonizio and Knick both had run-ins with the law during their tenures on the board. In 2008, Adonizio was sentenced to one month house arrest and six months probation on DUI and re-

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sisting arrest charges. In 2012, Knick was sentenced to the county’s ARD program for first-time offenders on a DUI charge. Both men acknowledged the incidents, apologized and said they have put the incidents behind them. The following are based on interviews with all seven candidates, in alphabetical order. John Adonizio, 54, of Hughestown, said education, the budget and keeping taxes in check are the three biggest issues facing incoming members of the board. “We want to make sure our children get a good education,” Adonizio said. “Every child that comes to our schools has an opportunity to better themselves. Our scores have been going up consistently. We need to stay the course we’ve been on.” He said the budget needs to be examined with a microscope. “We’re going to have to look at every line item and see what we can do without,” he said. “But there’s not much to be cut. Everything is contractual.” He said innovative savings measures and new ways of generating revenue need to be implemented. He said the district could save on energy costs by moving to natural gas or even wind power and units capable of generating electricity could be attached to each district school. “There are things we can do to be more self sufficient.” Taxpayers, Adonizio said, can’t afford another tax hike. “Nobody wants to raise taxes.”


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Local girl to dance in ‘From Russia to Broadway’ at Sem were selected—or tapped—by the student members of Phalanx at a ceremony on April 6. Members are nominated selected from based on contributions that are distinctive and value. Welling is a graduate of Pittston Area High School and received the Times Leader Best and Brightest honor in the music category in 2010. She is majoring in Biochemistry and Biophysics and will be traveling to Sandia National Labratories in New Mexico for a summer internship. Happy Anniversary David and Barbara Stefanoski, of Hughestown, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on May 4. They have two daughters: Barbara Stefanoski from West Wyoming and Diane and husband Neil Woelkers from Hughestown. Mr. Stefanoski is an active member of Hughestown council. Honored at Colgate Christopher Canyon Donnelly, a member of the Class of 2015 at Colgate University, has been named a Dana Scholar in recogni-

Wyoming Seminary senior Lauren Golden (above) of Dupont is among the students who will perform in the Wyoming Seminary Dance Company’s presentation of works from the great Russian ballets to famous numbers from Bob Fosse musicals during their annual spring performance, titled “From Russia To Broadway.” Two performances will be given on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11 at 8 p.m. each night in the Buckingham Performing Arts Center, North Sprague Avenue, Kingston. The performances are free and open to the public. The performance, designed and choreographed by company director Bernardine Vojtko, will bring together the dance skills of 45 performers as well as two dance company alumni, Bryn Harvey ’08 and Chloe Kalna ’08. Harvey, guest teacher and choreographer for the season, also has created a number of tap dances for the show. Performing with this year’s company will be guest artist Sean Bromiley from King’s College

tion of superior academic achievement as well as demonstrated leadership in the campus community. Donnelly is from West Pittston,and is a graduate of Scranton Preparatory School. At Colgate, Donnelly studies chemistry. Colgate’s Charles A. Dana Scholars are selected during their sophomore, junior or senior years, in recognition of superior academic achievement as well as demonstrated leadership in the college community. In terms of academic prestige, the Dana award, established in 1965 by Charles A. Dana, a legislator and businessman from New York State, is considered to be second only to Phi Beta Kappa. Judith Aita Aita named LCCC Foundation VP The Board of Directors of the Luzerne County Community College Foundation, Inc. has elected new officers for 2013, including Judith Aita, of West Pittston, owner of Company’s Coming, who has been elected second vice president. The LCCC Foundation is a nonprofit entity founded in 1981 for educational purposes to assist in

developing programs and facilities necessary to carry out the mission of the College and to provide opportunities to students, staff, faculty, and the region through gifts, grants and donations to the College. The Board is comprised of leaders from the community representing business, industry, health care, education, and banking. See CHATTER, Page 12

and second grade students from Sem’s Lower School. Bromiley will partner with Golden in “City Scene Rhapsody,” a dance story filled with amusing characters set to Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Sem’s second graders will present the comical and fun-filled number “A Day for the Cat in the Hat” from “Seussical the Musical.” For more information about the Sem Dance Company performance of “From Russia to Broadway,” contact the Sem Communications Office at 270-2192. Rensselaer Inducts Allison Welling Into Phalanx Society Allison Welling, daughter of Tim and Bert Welling of Duryea was one of 23 students to be inducted into the Phalanx Honor Society for 2013 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Phalanx honors student leadership, service, and devotion to the university, and celebrates those who have worked to better the standing of Rensselaer both on and off campus. New members

Students who took part in the ‘Stuff the Van’ contest at Misericordia University are, shown, in front Christelle Patrice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Second row: Sarah Hurley, Sayre, Pa.; Marianna Wright, Vestal, N.Y.; DeAnna Darling, Groton, N.Y.; Danielle Tattersall, Glen Lyon, Pa.; Joey Hanzok, Pottsville, Pa.; Rebecca Hanke, Crawford, N.J.; and Kay Albitz, Washington, N.J. Third row: Kayleigh Morein, East Meadow, N.Y.; Morgan Ream, Conestoga, Pa.; Shannon Joyce, Avoca, Pa.; Marybeth Rissinger, Pottsville, Pa.; Bridget Guarnieri, Pittston, Pa.; Kathleen Sioris, Levittown, Pa.; Erica Hannon, Allentown, N.J.; Jenna Georgia, Washington, N.J.; and Laura Bennett, Dingmans Ferry, Pa. Fourth row: Aaron Orchard, Belvidere, N.J.; Chuck Bressler, Duryea, Pa.; Auraleah Grega, Wapwallopen, Pa.; Leila Comerford, Moscow, Pa.; Ashley Benz, Philadelphia, Pa.; Anthony Powell, Lansford, Pa.; Emily Barnable, East Rockaway, N.Y.; Jaimie Washofer, Waldwick, N.J.; Megan McChesney, Bloomingburg, N.Y.; Trent Ortiz, Tannersville, Pa.; Tom Machi, Caldwell, N.J.; and Nick Delmar, Shavertown, Pa.


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Knick said cyber schools are draining the district’s coffers and an in-house program must be implemented. “Right now we’re using Seneca Valley for our cyber school program, but we need to take control of that,” he said. “We just hired a technology director to bring us up to date with technology, but we need to bring the cyber program in house.” Security is on everyone’s mind after the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut. “There’s no doubt we need an upgrade,” he said. “We’ll have to find the money for that.” But finding the money is a different story with a massive budget hole looming. “We’re going to try to keep the taxes down for residents of the district,” Knick said. “We’ve been filling budget holes through attrition and retirements. Also, an in-house cyber program could bring money back into the district.” He said other districts have resorted to layoffs, cutting sports and extra-curricular activities and instituting a “pay to play” policy. He said he would work to avoid any of that. “We’ve been able to not cut any of the major sports programs and I’m proud of that,” he said. “We’ve been able to keep operating without furloughs, without any layoffs and without cutting into our sports programs.” Knick is a 1987 graduate of Pittston Area High School and studied business administration classes at LCCC. He is the father of Pittston Area ninth-grader Bruce Knick Jr. and has been employed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission as a gamelands maintenance supervisor for 20 years. His work on gamelands includes planting vegetation for the animals and repairing and maintaining roads and bridges on state gamelands. His late father’s business, Hidden Valley Dairy, was based out of Suscon and Knick lived there until moving to Dupont. Vito Quaglia, 42, of Jenkins Township, a high school principal, said providing a safe and secure environment for children to learn is his major concern. The budget and technology in the curriculum are two other important issues facing the board. A large chunk of the budget is being directed to charter and cyber schools, Quaglia said. “You’re talking hundreds of

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Seven candidates are running for four seats on the Pittston Area School Board. Pictured is the Primary Center located in Hughestown.

thousands of dollars,” he said. “We need to find a way to bring those students back into the fold.” He said the goal should be to bring in a cyber program run by the district. “It’s more controlled and the curriculum will be seamless for both the brick and mortar program and the cyber program,” he said. He said the budget crisis also needs to be addressed. “You can only raise taxes so much,” he said. “You need to find alternate revenue streams.” He suggested partnerships with businesses, such as naming rights, as a way to general new revenue. “We need to think outside the box.” Quaglia said that, as a board member, he would talk to people on the ground and ask if there are other issues that need to be addressed. “But ultimately, my 20 years in public schooling give me the expertise to help make informed decisions.” Quaglia grew up in Ashley and graduated from Bishop Hoban High School in 1988. He graduated from Wilkes University with a bachelor’s degree in English and history and a master’s degree

in education. He also received his principal certificate. He taught at Delaware Valley from 1993 to 1999 and at Hanover Area from 1999 to 2000. He became an assistant principal at Wyoming Area in 2000 and became principal of the Wyoming Area Secondary Center in 2001. He and his wife, the former Joanne Policare, have three children, Dominique, 14; Vito, 13; and Sophia 8. Marty Quinn, of Pittston Township, said the big issues facing Pittston Area are education, taxes and security. “Technology is the big thing,” he said. “I’d like to have a computer in each school for each child, but I understand they’re expensive. We should find a way to pay for it. Finding the money is the key.” He suggests looking to the state for help. “The state has a lot of good programs,” he said. “If we had a good grant writer, we could be cashing in on a lot of state grants. Let’s get some money back from the state.” Quinn, who previously served on the Pittston Area School Board for 20 years, said he is also a taxpayer. “I don’t want to see taxes increase

because I’d be increasing my own taxes as well.” He suggested adding metal detectors or scanners at the doorways at each school to increase security. “It works at airports.” But, he said, he’d like to hear what experts have to say. “We all have the same goal: To protect the children, teachers and staff in our school,” he said. “I’ll consider any proposals or suggestions.” Quinn, who refused to provide his age, said he attended Pittston Township and Pittston Central Catholic schools in the 1950s. He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in the late 1950s. He worked for the Teamster’s Union and the Lehigh Valley Railroad and Conrail for 26 years. He is retired and does electrical work. He and his wife, Barbara, have three grown children, Mitch, Mike and Brian. “I’m anxious to get back on the board and see if I can help out,” he said. Roseanne Ricotta, 62, of Hughestown, said healthcare costs, the budget shortfall and not cutting additional programs are the three

biggest issues facing the district. She said all district employees, including teachers, should be required to help offset the cost of their medical insurance. “Whether it be a higher deductible or a percent of the premium, everyone should start contributing,” she said. Ricotta worked for the state for many years and workers had to start contributing to their healthcare. “It was slow at first, but eventually, everyone had to do it. “Nobody wants to be the one that did it first, but someone will have to cave,” she said. “The cost of healthcare is strangling the school district. Free healthcare is no longer an option.” She said the $2 million budget shortfall needs to be addressed. “They’re closing the Kindergarten Center because the cost of repairing it is too high,” she said. “I think that’s a good start, but we need more cuts. We need to find places where the district is overspending, cut out the pork.” She is not in favor of layoffs or cutting more program. See ELECTION, Page 11


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Ricotta was born and raised in Pittston and graduated from Pittston Area High School in 1968. She graduated from College Misericordia in 1972 with a degree in sociology and secondary education. She was employed for 12 years in the state Department of Education and for 24 years in the Social Security Administration, where she retired as a training coordinator. She has never held an elected office. Ricotta is single and has six great nieces and nephews. “My concern is that the children are ready for the future,” she said. Marilyn Starna, 58, of Pittston Township, said the budget, maintaining quality education and technology are the three issues she feels are most important as a board member of Pittston Area. She said the looming deficit is significant and cuts must be made, including closing the Ben Franklin Kindergarten Center. “Even if we get some money back from the state, we would take on more than $100,000 a year in debt service,” she said, citing the cost of a renovation project estimated to be $4.5 million. “If I’m going to spend that much money, I’d rather put it into education and programs than an older building,” Starna said, noting she

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predicted this budget crisis two years ago. She said cash for new and innovative programs is coming in from the district’s charitable foundation, but cuts must be made to keep the district above water. “We’re here for educational purposes,” Starna said. “That should be our main priority. I’d hate to see any programs cut, but we need to be realistic.” She said a new technology director is in place and the district has computers and computerized white board, but technology needs to be integrated into the curriculum. “We have everything we need, we just need to maximize the potential from it,” she said. Starna, who is completing her first term on the board, said board members are working on a budget that will avoid any layoffs. “The last thing I want to see is anyone lose their job.” Originally from Plains, the former Marilyn Jackloski graduated from Plains High School in 1972. She took classes at Wilkes University and LCCC. She is employed as a bank manager at Wells Fargo on Main Street in Pittston and has worked in local banks since 1987. She and her husband, Robert, have resided in Pittston Township for 38 years. They have a daughter, Leslie, and two grandchildren, Beau and Milania. The primary election is on May 21.

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Local Students get ‘stuffed’ Students from Avoca, Duryea and Pittston were amomg the 29 Misericordia University students who set a campus record for piling into a campus van during a recent “Stuff the Van” contest. (See photo, page 8) The event was one of a number of programs organized by the Student Government Association (SGA) as part of the world record-themed “Springfest Weekend,” which was designed to add some fun to the last week of classes on campus. Other events throughout the weekend included students connecting 1,432 Crayola Erasable Markers end-to-end for a length of 628 feet in an attempt to make it into the “Guinness Book of World Records.” They also set a campus record for “Touch the Van,” when two competitors, Jaimie Washofer of Waldwick, N.J., and Angelo Prince of Hainesport, N.J., were awarded iPad Minis by outlasting others in the contest for 26 hours. Other events included a dance-athon, a salon-a-thon, and a wingeating contest. Local Sem Students win math competition Two eighth grade Wyoming Sem students from Pittston, Connor

Members of Wyoming Seminary’s 2013 MATHCOUNTS team are, seated from left: Michael Kim; John Kehl, eighth grade, Mountain Top; Daniel Paglia, seventh grade, Shavertown; and Andrew Kim, eighth grade, Dallas. Standing from left: Connor McGowan; Renee McGowan, Sem MathCounts team coach; Reeya Lele; Tanaya Kollipara, sixth grade, Mountain Top; Ethan Tost, sixth grade, Scranton; Bobby Austin; and Kyle Hromisin, sixth grade, Dallas.

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Avoca volunteers clean up Main Street The Avoca Neighborhood Crime Watch, Avoca Lions Club, Ancient Order of the Hibernians, the Jolly Boys, borough council and mayor, in conjunction with PennDOT, conducted a clean up on Main Street in the borough on April 27. The volunteers picked up litter and swept the street. John Boone called Keith Patterson who came

Wyoming Seminary Lower School which took first place in the Keystone Northeast Chapter MATHCOUNTS Competition at the Martin Mattei School in Pittston. McGowan took first place on

both the written exam and the countdown round. The team also took part in state competition and McGowan placed 25th out of 152 competitors. He also competed in the Marywood

University Math Contest and tied for third place in the Level I competition. Sem middle-school mathematics teacher Renee McGowan coached this year’s team.

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Food and music from 11 to 11 planned for event slated June 22 at Jefferson Park

The City of Pittston announced it is partnering with Peculiar Culinary Company to sponsor the “Peculiar Music Festival.” It will be held on Saturday, June 22, at Jefferson Park in Pittston. This event is a fundraiser for the restoration of Jefferson Park, located in the Junction section of The city is turning Pittston. The chef/ to the local comowner of munity to help in any way. DonaPeculiar tions are being Culinary sought from local Gene Philbusinesses in the form of food, water bin is taking and sponsorships. on the planning of the project. Peculiar Music Fest will run all day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and will feature local bands, food from area restaurants, vendors, and family friendly activities. Patrons will pay a $10 donation fee and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the restoration of Jefferson Park, specifically the Fred Demech Hall, which is in need of repairs. Philbin hosted his first Pop Up Restaurant at Jefferson Park in Au-

gust 2012 and plans to revitalize this space for the community to use for a variety of events. The City of Pittston supports this cause and is allowing use of their new bandstand. Live entertainment includes: The Sperazza Band, The Dawgs, Tom Petty Appreciation Band, The Switch, Phyllis Hopkins Trio, All Mixed Up, A Fire with Friends, Dustin Drevich & the Electric Gentlemen, Ritterbeck Duo, Kids on Bikes, The Invisible Swordsmen, and Ashfall. The city is turning to the local community to help in any way. Donations are being sought from local businesses in the form of food, water and sponsorships. Those who partner with the city will have their business name and logo in all advertising for the event. Checks can be made payable to the “Pittston Downtown Business Association,” and mailed to: Pittston City Hall, Attn: Peculiar Music Festival, 35 Broad Street, Pittston, PA 18640. For additional information on how to become involved as a vol-

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OUR OPINION

The coloring of Pittston

Time was when a black or brown person walking on a Greater Pittston street would turn a few heads. Not anymore. Were getting more diverse. Seeing the National Day of Prayer gathering in front of city hall on Thursday afternoon was proof of that. Many in the crowd of 60 or so who were there were black or brown, as was the man who led the prayers, the Reverend Samuel Washington of Perspective Church. There was not a hint of racism or hostility in the air around the gathering. Quite the opposite, it was more like love was in the air. Washington, who brought his church to Pittston three years ago, said he was warned that the people of Pittston don’t want diversity. His experience has been quite the opposite. He said “I never felt that in my heart.” The city does want diversity. It wants a whole lot of diversity, especially young families of any color, like those at Perspective Church. What it doesn’t want is what any place would not want, gangs, drug dealers, the chronically on welfare. And, no, those are not code phrases for anything. Just as there are people of all colors who are welcome, there are people of all colors who are not welcome. Not that there aren’t racists among us. There are backward thinking people everywhere. But who cares about them? Shun them. Let them wallow in their hate. Meanwhile we’ll wallow in our growing diversity.

Get out an enjoy The weather today is supposed to be spectacular. We encourage everyone to enjoy it at the Cherry Blossom Festival on the River Common in West Pittston. While there stop at the West Pittston Tomorrow table and see what you can do to help the town as it continues to recover from the 2011 flood. There’s time to do something else today. Get over to Robert Yaple Park in Hughestown behind the town hall on Center Street at 10 a.m. and walk with Kristy DeRome to benefit Cooley’s Anemia Foundation, an organization with a mission to advance the treatment and cure for thalassemia, considered a fatal blood disease. Kristy has the diease, but it doesn’t stop her, so don’t let anything stop you.

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Fire in 1910 caused excitement in Duryea

Bernie Stiroh of the history website, duryeapa.com, submitted this photo of Duryea folks out on the street during a large fire in 1910 in the 500 block of Main Street. Note Main Street is dirt. Note the dogs roaming free. The women are wearing long dresses and the men are wearing hats. Cameras in those days could not stop action, so you’ll see blurred images of people running or walking quickly. 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 Writes in praise of local pub In some of my past letters, I’ve enjoyed writing about where I grew up and some of the old and not so old places that in my opinion add to the charm of the Garden Village. A friend who lives out of the area recently asked me if there are any good pubs in WP. He said to me, “JD, the place is so small! What do you have there in the way of a pub/eatery?” The place that immediately came to mind was Dowses’ Suds & Grub on Exeter Ave. The bar sits on the outskirts of town. In my opinion, it is the perfect type of place for a sleepy little town like WP. Kevin Dowse Sr, born and raised in WP, is the owner, and has been active in the community for most of his life. You want to talk

about grub? Let’s just say that Dowse can cook! If you live in town, you’re just a short walk from your door to his, which certainly adds to the bar’s appeal. Also, the crowd is a perfect mix. As a boy, I remember my dad stopping at a place called the Susquehanna Bar & Grill - another bar on the edge of town that fit perfectly here. And that is what compels me to write something like this - a little nostalgia, and a little home town magic. I think that’s the perfect motivation. John Disanferdinand West Pittston

Thanks and praises Pittston Twp. ambulance crew My name is Clementine Arcadu. I live on East Railroad Street in Pittston Township and I would like to publicly thank the Pittston Township Ambulance crew for attending to me. They were the best. I really do not know what we senior citizens would do without the compassionate, caring people being in that profession. They are

to be commended for their service. Thank you all, each and every one of you. You are the greatest. Clementine Arcadu Pittston Twp.


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Mother’s Day luncheon Tuesday Senior Center Menu Senior Citizens Centers, sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming counties, offer hot noon meals Monday through Friday to people 60 years of age or older. Donations from participants are gratefully accepted and needed in order to expand this program. The following is the menu for the week of May 6: Monday: Pork Riblet Tuesday: Mother’s Day (BBQ-side), C o l e s l a w, Luncheon: Corn ChowStuffed der, Whole Wheat SandChicken wich Roll, Breast, Glazed Baby C r a c k e r s , Grapes and Carrots, Apricots, Broccoli Margarine, Salad, Dinner Milk and Coffee. Roll, White Cake, Marga- Tuesday: o t h e r ’s rine, Milk and M Day LunCoffee. c h e o n : Stuffed Chicken Breast, Glazed Baby Carrots, Broccoli Salad, Dinner Roll, White Cake, Margarine, Milk and Coffee. Wednesday: Herbed Fish, Broccoli & Cauliflower Medley, Parsley Boiled Potatoes, Potato Cheese Soup, Whole Wheat Dinner Roll, Coconut Cake, Margarine, Milk and Coffee. Thursday: BAG LUNCH Friday: Apple Pork Chop, Scalloped Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, Whole Wheat Dinner Roll, Peach Crisp, Margarine, Milk and Coffee.

Falls Center The Falls Center’s annual Quilt Show concluded with a raffle of a quilt made by the ladies of the center and quilted by the ladies quilt group from The Holy Redeemer Church in Harding. The quilt was made from scraps of material left from a project at the center in which over 500 scrub caps and operating room gowns were sewn and sent to military medical service personnell serving in hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan. The center offers the following activites: Mondays 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Wii bowling competition with Tunkhannock Center,(Alternating Sites.) Mondays: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Crocheting Club meets (All levels welcome.) Tuesday & Fridays: 11:15 a.m.11:45 a.m. “Healthy Steps” exercise program. Tuesdays: Brain games at lunch Wednesday’s 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.Walking group Wednesdays: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Garden Club meets Thursdays : Nutrition talk at lunch Thursday May 9: 11:15 a.m. Free blood pressure screening by Susan Anderson from Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock Tuesday, May 21: Luncheon presentation on Health, Senior Living and fun, by Lyn Young, Activities Director from The Greenbriar at Dallas. The center is holding a flea market on Saturday, June 8 from 8 a.m.3 p.m. There will be no fee to participate but sellers need to bring their own table.There is room both inside and outside.The reservations to participate will be on a first come basis. Please call Twila at 388-2623 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday thru Friday for futher details. Anyone 60+ wishing to join us for a hot meal at noon for a suggested donation of $2 should RSVP at 3882623 by 12:30 P.M. the day before.

The Center is located on SR 92. Pittston Senior Center A summer golf league is forming. The league will golf on Tuesdays until August at Four Seasons Golf Course in Exeter. Cost each week is $17 includes 9 holes of golf, cart, and end of the season luncheon. Tickets are on sale for annual dinner dance at Genetti’s in WilkesBarre Thursday, May 9. Cost is $21 over 60 and $23 under 60. Doors open at 12:30 dinner at 1:15 p.m.. Music provided by King Henry and the Showmen. A bus is available from the center for an additional $3. Seats are available for a day trip to Woodlock Pines Sunday, July 28. Upon arrival a complimentary coffee will be served with luncheon smsorgasbord. On Tuesday, April 23 the annual volunteer recognition dinner will be held. Special guest appearance by Jimmy T as Elvis at 1 p.m. Reservations must be made at least one day in advance. Line dancing classes with Sue are held every Monday at 10 a.m. No charge for center members. To make reservations for any of the above events or for more information call Connie at 655-5561. Wyoming, West Wyoming The Wyoming, West Wyoming Seniors will celebrate their 37th Anniversary with a Mass, on May 7 at 4:30 p.m. for our departed members at St. Monica Parish. Fr. Leo McKernan is the celebrant, Joann Kwasney is the Alter Server, Paul Delaney is the reader, and Nina Rose Lewko is the Organist. Gift carriers are Sam DeSalvo and Charlotte Piezala. Dinner will follow after the Mass with Ann Voitek catering the affair. The committee, consisting of Paul Delaney, Vicky Mecklavage and Theresa Kennedy made the preparation for the affair. Fifty-Fifty winners from the last meeting are Charmaine Potenza, Angie Mastruzzo, Donna Pocceschi and Paul Delaney. Bingo Jackpot winner was Paul Delaney. Plans were discussed for the Annual picnic to be held on July 16 at Daley Park on Shoemaker Avenue, West Wyoming. More details later. New members and guest are always welcome and you don’t not have to be a resident to join. For more information regarding joining the club, please call Angie Mastruzzo at 693-1104, Membership Chariperson or George C. Yurek, Publicity Chairman at 693-1913

By Mary R. Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N.

If we only had a magic pill that we could eat to reduce our risk of cancer, wouldn’t that be great. Some cancers are well researched and we do know how to reduce our risks of developing and treating them. Others are not so well researched or the research is quite conflicting and we have little defenses. One thought we do know is that foods contain nutrients and phytochemicals that may help us ward off some cancers. Fruits and vegetables contain lots of four syllable words called phytochemicals that are hard to pronounce and to understand their detailed pathways in the body. One example is lycopene. Lycopene is naturally found in tomatoes. When slightly cooked, it aids in reducing prostate cancer risks. It is important to eat lots of fruits and vegetables every day along with being active and keeping a healthy immune system. One half of our lunch and dinner plates should be fruits and vegetables. Whole grains and legumes may also reduce the risk of developing cancer. Phytochemicals, also known as plant chemicals or phytonutrients, are found naturally in plant-based foods, especially fruits and vegetables. Phytochemicals promote health through acting as an antioxidant, having anti-inflammatory properties and by helping rid the body of harmful substances such as cholesterol and carcinogens. The two groups of phytochemicals include carotenoids and polyphenols. Beta carotene and lycopene are, among others, part of the carotenoid group and can be found in orange and yellow produce such as carrots. Flavonoids, catechins, anthocyanins and phenolic acid are part of the polyphenol group and include all fruits and vegetables. If you would like a fact sheet on which phytochemicals can be found in which fruits and vegetables, email me at mre2@psu.edu and I will send you a fact sheet or visit http://www.aicr.org/foodsthat-fight. Here are two vegetables along with two new spices. Together, they may be just the powerhouses to fight off cancer. Both cabbage and carrots are sources of beta carotene. Cabbage and Carrots glazed with ginger and turmeric 1 pound fresh peeled, rinsed and sliced carrots or frozen ½ pound fresh cabbage, rinsed and sliced into ¼ inch strips 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic peeled and sliced 2/3 cup low sodium chicken bouillon 1 Tablespoon powdered ginger, or 6 slices of fresh ginger 1 teaspoon turmeric Sauté garlic and fresh ginger in olive oil. Add carrots, cooked until just before tender. Add cabbage, low sodium broth and seasonings. Cook additional 5 minutes. Enjoy! (If you would like this as a sweeter side dish, add 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar along with seasonings. Cook as recommended.)

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Cosmopolitan Seniors The previous meeting was attended by 60 members, and 2 Guests. Eileen Cipriani, an aide to Rep. Mundy, was introduced and spoke to the club about the various programs available to Seniors, as well as the “Hot Button” issues being debated, and concluded with a “one on one” question session. President Vic then called the meeting to order, Marge Zinkavich led the group in prayer, pledge of allegiance and a patriotic song. Secretary Terri Mislan read the minutes of the previous meeting. A progress report was given by Terri Mislan regarding the upcoming 38th Anniversary Mass at 11 a.m. and dinner at 12:30 p.m. on May 14. Afterwards the group enjoyed refreshments while Bill Kull played the organ. Later, everyone played

Bingo. 50/50 winners were: Virginia Craig, Shari Daley, Maureen Gosart, Rosemary Golenski, Tony Oliveri, New member Ann Doggett and Ann Mattei shared the special game prize and Charlie Cheskiewicz was the jackpot winner. A trip to Mount Airy Casino is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8 . Pickups in Exeter and Pittston. You do not have to be a member to come on these trips. Details can be obtained from Johanna at 655-2720.

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Councilman Mike Lombardo said the Perspective Church is an asset to the city.

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to believe this’ she said, ‘there’s a church building for sale in our price range in Pittston.’” It was the Rock Church on Broad Street, which had been a synagogue in the deep past. At the time, Washington’s Perspective Church had a TV show on the local Fox channel. Washington met with Judge Fred Pierantoni “I asked him what can we do for Pittston and he said ‘I never had anybody come into my office and ask what they could do for Pittston, they always ask what can Pittston do for them.’ I asked him to watch our show on Fox and the next day he called and said what can we do to get you in Pittston.” Pierantoni and the city arranged for Washington and Perspective to use the Jefferson Park building for free for three months, while they saved enough money for a down payment on the Rock building. Some didn’t believe it would work. “The former pastor said we couldn’t succeed here. A, they don’t want the gospel. B, they don’t want diversity. People in Scranton said ‘you’re jumping from the frying pan into fire,’ that it’s worse in Pittston” But that wasn’t the case. “I found it very opposite when we came here. I never felt that. I

never felt it in my heart. We didn’t try to say we have the answer. That’s a little insulting to the people who are already here. We didn’t say we can change the town, we came in asking where we could help.” The church has a roster of 200 to 300, many, but not a majority of whom, are people of color. “I’m a minority in my own parish,” Wash-

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Quaglia seeks seat on McGlynn running for Duryea Council Pittston Area board Vito Quaglia is a candidate for Pittston Area School Board. He is running independently on the Democratic ballot. Quaglia grew up in Ashley and is a 1988 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School. He graduated from Wilkes University with a bachelor degree in English and history, and went on to pursue a master’s degree in education from Wilkes. From 1993-1999, Quaglia taught English at Delaware Valley High School in Milford. While at DVHS, he was trained in the Student Assistance Program (SAP) and as a group facilitator to lead student support groups. He also served as the school’s literary club advisor and coached high school football, serving two seasons as the varsity football head coach. He was on the board of directors that created the Pike Area Youth Athletic League (PAYAL) mini-football program. From 1999-2000, Quaglia taught at Hanover Area. During his time there, he was trained in peer mediation, a program that helps students constructively address conflict. In Nov. 2000, he was hired as assistant principal of Wyoming Area Secondary Center. Currently, he is the principal of the Secondary Center, named to that position in August 2001. Quaglia is also a member of the Luzerne Intermediate Unit’s Truancy Task Force, Luzerne County’s Safe School Committee and the Anti-Bullying Coalition of Luzerne County. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals (PAESSP) where he served on the committee that produced a report on High Stakes Testing and also served on the association’s Select Staff Development Committee. He was also a member of the PAESSP’s board of directors, representing the East region comprising Luzerne, Lackawa-

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nna, Wayne and Pike counties. Quaglia is a member of the PIAA District 2 Committee where he is co-chairman of football and was s previously chairman for soccer. He is on the executive board of the Wyoming Valley Athletic Council and is vice president of the Wyoming Valley Football Conference. He coaches softball in the Jenkins Twp. Little League where he has been a volunteer and coach for more than 10 years. He is a member of the Avoca Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick and the Knights of Columbus. Previously, Quaglia was active with the Greater Pittston Stoners Youth Soccer program where he served as president for two years. He is also a past member of the Pittston YMCA board of directors and chaired the Y’s Youth Advisory Committee. Quaglia’s wife is the former Joanne Policare, of Pittston. The couple has three children, Dominique, Vito and Sofia, who attend school in the Pittston Area School District. The family has resided in the Greater Pittston area since 1994.

He holds a class A-1 license from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Agency. He is employed as a class A-1 laboratory operator for the Lower Lackawanna Valley Sanitary Authority. McGlynn is a member of the Teamsters, Local 229, AFL-CIO, the West Side Social Club in Avoca and National Hot Rod Association. He is a member of the Nativity of Our Lord Parish formerly Holy Rosary of Duryea. Michael would like to continue to support our children, senior citizens and our emergency services.

Knick a candidate for PA Board Patriot First Team. He is the son of Helen (Liberasky) Knick and the late Stanley Knick Sr. Knick was born and raised in the Suscon and Dupont area and has resided in the Greater Pittston area his entire life. A graduate of Pittston Area High School, class of 1987, he continued his education at Luzerne Community College. He has been employed for the past 20 years by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a Game Lands Maintenance Supervisor. Knick currently serves as a board member at the Pittston Area

School District and the WilkesBarre Area Career and Technical Center. He is a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, President John F. Kennedy, Council #372. He is also an active member of the Polish American Citizens Club in Dupont and a social member of the Church Hill Rod and Gun Club. Knick has served as a coach from 2005 until 2011 in the AvocaDupont Little League and is a past member of the Dupont Recreation Board.

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Michael McGlynn would like to announce his re-election for Duryea Borough Council. A lifelong resident of Duryea Borough, he is the son of John “Hoppy” McGlynn Sr. and the late Mercedes Gillis McGlynn. He has been married for 24 years to the former Ethel “Rainey” Van LouVender and is the parent of two sons, Michael Jr., 18; and Matthew, 13. McGlynn attended the Holy Rosary School, Duryea and is a graduate of Pittston Area High School and furthered his education at Penn State University and Career Technology Center.

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PA senior presents check to clinic Miranda Warunek raises over $9,000 as part of Honor Society service project By TONY CALLAIO Sunday Dispatch Correspondent Pittston Area senior, Miranda Warunek, is about to graduate in a just a few short weeks, but before that could happen, she had to pick a National Honor Society independent service project. She followed in her older sister Letitia’s footsteps and held a fundraiser for the Free Pediatric Health Clinic on Williams Street in Pittston. The Care and Concern Ministries of St. John the Evangelist Parish oversees the Pediatric Clinic. Letitia, a 2011 Pittston Area graduate, now a Pharmacy student at Wilkes University, raised $7,100 for her senior project. Miranda outdid her sister by raising a substantial $9,685 for a combined total of $16,785. “It’s a win-win situation,” said Miranda. “I was able to complete my senior project, my dance group received publicity and the Pediatric Health Clinic benefited from the money raised.” Miranda is referring to the Emerald Isle Step Dancers, under the direction of Jennifer Woss, who performed a show of Irish dancing last month at Pittston Area to raise money for the project. Approximately 30-baskets of Irish, Italian, baby, pet, coffee, Vera Bradley, snacks, Christmas, and fall items were raffled off the night of the show. Miranda also raised $1,700 by doing a grocery bagging campaign at Gerrity’s in West Pittston and Luzerne. According to Msgr. John Bendik, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Pittston, the Pediatric

Miranda Warunek, a senior at Pittston Area High School, raised $9,685 for the Pediatric Health Clinic, Pittston, to fulfill her independent serivce project as a member of the National Honor Society. Shown in the photo are, front row, left to right: Deacon James Cortegerone; Msgr. John Bendik, St. John the Evangelist Parish pastor; Miranda Warunek, Sharon Imbrogno, R.N., Pediatric Health Clinic; Letitia Warunek, Pat Warunek. Back row: John Haas, Pittston Area High School prinicipal; Dr. Michael Imbrogno, Pediatric Health Clinic; Arthur Savokinas, Vice-Principal.

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Ricotta a candidate for PA seat Bratlee announces Rosanne Ricotta is a candidate for Pittston Area School Board as a member of the Patriot First Team. The daughter of the late Rosaria and Salvatore Ricotta, she is the youngest of seven sisters. She currently resides in Hughestown, however, she lived the majority of her life in Pittston City. Ricotta is a 1968 graduate of Pittston Area High School and a 1972 graduate of College Misericordia where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Social Studies. She retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2011 after nearly 36 years of employment. She had worked iwth the Bureau of Disability Determination where she held the positions of training coordinator, adjudication supervisor and claims adjudicator. During her tenure with the Bureau, she was twice awarded the

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with the required knowledge and job skills to perform the duties and responsibilities of the job. She conducted progress reviews and performance evaluations, participated in staff meetings and training sessions and made suggestions for improved operations. In her positions with the Bureau, she maintained quality, accuracy and development of the work performed. Ricotta is currently a member of the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Network; a member of St Joseph Marello Parish Pastoral Council and an active church lector and volunteer. She is also a part-time driver for Meals on Wheels. She participated in Masters Leadership Wilkes-Barre, Class of 2011 and was a member of the Pittston City Cluster Committee Diocese of Scranton.

Quinn running for PA Board Quinn served his community for 22 years as a former member of the Pittston Area School Board and is actively involved in local clubs and political organizations. He is a sustaining member of the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and is also a charter member of Wolfe Tone Luzerne County Division 1, Ancient Order of Hibernians. He is a member of President John F. Kennedy Council #372, Knights

Union, as financial investment officer of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Hughestown, as president of the Hughestown Cemetery Association and is the current vice president of the Pittston Area School Board. He lives in Avoca with his wife, Alice. They are the parents of two grown children, both Pittston Area homeowners, and three grandchildren, two of whom are Pittston Area students.

R. Kent Bratlee announces his candidacy for re-election to the Pittston Area School Board as a member of the Patriot First Team. Bratlee was raised in West Pittston and was a member of the first graduating class of Wyoming Area High School. He attended Luzerne County Community College and later served in the United States Marine Corp Reserve where he received an honorable discharge. He owned and operated Valley Meat and Deli in Avoca for 24 years, retiring in 2009. Bratlee currently serves on the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Youth Aid Panel, as treasurer of the board of directors of Community Regional Credit

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Martin F. Quinn is a candidate for Pittston Area School Board as a member of the Patriot First Team. He is the son of the late Martin J. Quinn and Margaret Mitchell Quinn and was born and raised in the Cork Lane section of Pittston Township. He is a 1955 graduate of Pittston Central Catholic High School. Quinn served and was honorably discharged from the United States Army. He was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad and ConRail, Inc. for over 30 years, retiring as a line foreman in 1999. He is a licensed electrician and was recording secretary of the Intemational Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local #1153 for many years. Prior to returning to this area in 1973, he was employed in the trucking industry in New Jersey and was vice-president of the Teamsters’ Union Local #701.

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Murphy Lehman candidate for district justice Qiana Murphy Lehman, a Pittston native, is announcing her candidacy for the office of Dis­ trict Magistrate Judge for district 11104 encompassing Pittston, Hughestown, Dupont, Duryea and Avoca. She is an experienced trial law­ yer who has prosecuted criminals with the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office and has signifi­ cant trial experience on the civil law side working for local law firm, Brady & Grabowski. P.C. Prior to maintaining an office with Brady & Grabowski, Attorney Lehman established her practice in downtown Pittston. A Pittston Area Honors student, she went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from East Strouds­

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to raise a family. She is the daughter of Ann Ma­ rie Zaffuto and the late, Dick Mur­ phy. Attorney Lehman cites her ten years legal experience and exten­ sive practice in both the civil and criminal area among her qualifica­ tions for the office. The Dupont resident is the advi­ sor to the Young Lawyers Club at Pittston Area High School and the Past President of the YLD division of the Wilkes-Barre Law and Li­ brary Association. In addition to her trial work, Attorney Lehman sits as a quasi­ judicial officer serving as a Mas­ ter in Divorce cases for Luzerne County.

Zangre seeks seat on Pittston Council Barb Zangre would like to for­ mally announce her candidacy as a Democratic Candidate for Pittston’s City Council. Barb has been employed in the hospitality industry for 28 years and is very comfortable serving people. She currently attends City Council, Redevelopment Author­ ity and Home Rule Study Com­ missoin meetings. Barb was born in Kansas City, Mo. Her father was the mayor of Raytown, Mo., and her grandfa­ ther was the mayor of Lotawana, Mo. She was raised in a scouting family and she was a Girl Scout. While driving through Penn­ sylvania during a snow storm in

1985, Barb gazed upon the star of Bethlehem, Pa., and knew in her heart that she wanted to spend the rest of her life in Pennsylvania. She moved to Pittston in 2003. She is also a member of the Pro­ gressive Democratic Movement, the Lithuanian Club , Democracy in America. She regularly attends parks and recreation seminars pro­ vided by the State Parks Associa­ tion and works with the Susque­ hanna Rails to Trails program. Although Barb is politically ac­ tive on a statewide and national level, her political aspirations now and in the future are only for Pittston City.

Ameika a candidate for Duryea Council Edward Ameika announces his candidacy for Duryea Borough Council. He is the son of the late Walter Ameika and Carol Wysocki Amei­ ka and is married to the former Kathy McGrail of Taylor. Ameika attended Holy Rosary School, graduated from Pittston Area High School and attended Luzerne County Community Col­ lege. He is an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and, before re­ tirement, was employed by the Department of Defense. He is a member of Duryea American Legion where serves on the board of directors and as financial officer, Knights of Co­

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Ree Ree DeLuca seeks WA board nomination Ree Ree DeLuca is a candi­ date for the Wyoming Area School Board. She is a registered Democrat and is cross filed on both the Repub­ lican and Democratic ticket.s DeLuca is married to Carl J. De­ Luca (Pittston Area Class of 1983). They reside in West Pittston with their three children, all students at Wyoming Area. Sally is a junior at the Secondary Center, Dante is in eighth grade at the Middle School and Dominic is in fifth grade at Montgomery Avenue Elemenary School. The DeLuca family has lived in West Pittston since 2000. A daughter of the late John and Sally McHugh Connolly, formerly of Forty Fort, she is a 1985 graduate of Bishop O’Reilly High School and a 1989 graduate of The University of Scranton with a bachelor of sci­ ence degree in Health and Human Services. She has worked in outside sales for the past 25 years. DeLuca is a member of the board of directors of the West Pittston Lit­ tle League and a member of the Fun­ draising/Building Committee. She is active in the West Pittston Rams or­ ganization and was the chairperson for the Wyoming Valley West Youth Football and Cheerleading Confer­ ence annual cheer competition host­ ed by the RAMS in 2010. She was the chairperson for the Montgomery Avenue Elementary School “Big Toy” campaign which spanned five years of parental fun­ draisers, totaling over $60,000. She has also been a member of the Montgomery Avenue PTO and has been the director of the Water Wars for the Montgomery Avenue Fun Day for the past five years. DeLuca and her husband are the

founding members of the Wyoming Area Football PRIDE camp and are involved in the Wyoming Area Football Parents and Wyoming Area Field Hockey Parents organizations. She most recently held the position of creative director for the 2013 Se­ nior Highlight book for the District II PIAA champion Wyoming Area Warriors football team. She is also in charge of the annual Wyoming Area Field Hockey Breast Cancer T­shirt fundraiser and is the lead for the annual “I Am Beautiful” Pittston Area vs. Wyoming Area field hockey game, which is in its fourth year of existence. She is an official for the United States Field Hockey Association and has officiated at the Disney Showcase and the National Indoor USFHA tournaments for the past four years. She is a retired PIAA field hockey official. She is an ac­ tive member of KaPow Indoor Field Hockey Klub and is a founding board member and publicity direc­ tor for the Valley Laxers, a newly­ formed lacrosse club that currently has 45 members.

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‘Complete the Story’ contest deadline is Monday In celebration of Children’s Book week, Pittston Memorial Library will have a “Complete the Story” contest. Students in grade 1-5 are welcome to stop by the library to pick up a story starter. Deadline for submission is May 6. Prizes will be awarded during book week for the winning submissions. Summer Reading for KIDS will begin with registration week June 17. Students will get prizes for books read. The library will have optional activity days on Tuesday and Wednesday. It will conclude with a dirt party on Aug. 5, free and open to children in the community in first grade to sixth grade. The staff is looking for volunteers grade 6 and up to help with book logs. There will be a meeting at 4 p.m. on June 4. • CEO Afterschool Meals Hot and nutritious meals are available free to all children and young adults up to age 21 from 4 to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays.

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Lenny Baiera, left, and Richie Giamusso, right, are entertained by Damian the Magician at the Pittston High School Class of 1966 get together at Arcaro & Genell Restaurant in Old Forge.

A slide as seen through a vintage slide viewer of some members of the future Pittston High School Class of 1966 as third-graders at Cleveland School during the 1956-57 school year.

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Does it take a milestone anniversary for a high school graduating class to get together? Not if you’re the Pittston High School Class of 1966. Some two dozen members of the class — about a quarter of the graduates — gathered last Saturday night, April 27, at Arcaro & Genell’s Restaurant in Old Forge to enjoy food, drink and fellowship. And all in attendance said they were glad they did. Class members and their guests spent the evening relating stories, old and new, and enjoy-

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display, including the “To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield” sign that hung in the lobby of the high school displaying the school motto. Classmates agreed that similar gatherings should be held annually leading up to the 50th anniversary celebration in 2016. The Class of ‘66 was the last graduating class of Pittston High. The following year was the first year of the Pittston Area School District.

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Ron Gitkos, Jody Brogna, Sanny Brogna, Lenny Baiera, and Bud Maiorana pose with the original Pittston High School sign displaying the school motto.

Members of the Pittston High School Class of 1966 attending a get together at Aracro & Genell Restaurant in Old Forge last Saturday night. The group will note their 50th anniversary of graduating in 2016 but decided to get together now just for the heck of it.

At left, a photo of the Pittston High football team celebrating their victory over rival West Pittston in a game played in a driving rain storm.

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West Pittston Post places flag Members and friends of Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo American Legion Post 542 in West Pittston recently installed a new flag and rope at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Hughestown. From left, are Tony Gitkos, Ron Faust, Legion adjutant; Ron Gitkos, Legion commander; and Russell Endres, Legion vice commander. Also assisting was Carl Wilcox.

Kids can make Mother’s Day card at library Children visiting the Laflin Public Library Wednesday, May 8 through Friday, May 10 will have an opportunity to make and take a card for Mother’s Day, while supplies last. The Laflin Book Discussion Group will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14 to discuss the book “Defending Jacob” along with the distribution of the next book “One Thousand White Women, The Jour-

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Danny Argo and Friends will play a library benefit on May 10

The Pittston Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a benefit for the Pittston Library with the great sounds of Danny Argo and Friends from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, May 10. There will be a $5 donation at the door. Food and drinks will be available. The Knights are sponsoring the annual Albert P. Leonard Memorial Golf Tournament at 1 p.m. on Sunday. June 23 at Pine Hills Country Club, Keyser Avenue, Taylor. Cost is $80 per golfer for the Captain and Crew format. Fee includes green fees, cart, prizes, hole in one prizes of a Pollock Nissan car, trip and golf Ccubs. One golfer will take home a 32 inch LCD-TV. Thee will be a banquet and awards presentations following the tournament at the Knights Council Home. For forms or more information, call the Knights home at 6558311 or Fran Ankenbrand at 954-8147.

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Shay a candidate for Duryea Borough Council Sean Shay would like to announce his candidacy for election to the Duryea Borough Council. Eleven years ago Sean and his wife Suzanne Rostock Shay chose to reside in Duryea and raise their children there. Shay is a member of the Nativity of Our Lord Parish formerly Holy Rosary of Duryea. He owns and operates an insurance business located in the Dolphin Plaza on Route 315 in Wilkes Barre. He is a member of The Northeast Business Club, Commercial Insurance Industry Executives, Insurance Agency Principals and Northeast PA Networkers.

Dupont Council meets May 14 The following meetings and events are scheduled in Dupont Borough: May 11 – Community Shred Day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Healey Playground, May 14 – Dupont Borough Council meeting, 7 p.m., borough building May 21 - Election Day, Dupont Borough Building May 23 – Food drive, 4 to 5 p.m., Holy Mother of Sorrows Hall May 27 - 10:30 a.m., Memorial Day parade

May 28– 6:30 p.m., Crime Watch, Dupont borough building Recycling Schedule: May 1, 15 – Commingle cans, bottles, glass, plastic May 8, 22 – Mixed Paper, Cardboard, Newsprint Lions Club: Eyeglass collection, clothing drive, Hometown Hero Banner Program, food drive and more. Ordinance reminder - Refuse bags, dog ordinance, health and sanitation, littering, property maintenance, zoning permits for home

remodeling and more Water shutoffs for delinquent sewer accounts, 2013 sewer maintenance fee is due June 30. Citations will be issued for violations of all ordinances and delinquent refuse accounts. Main Street Cleanup Program Code enforcement and borough bfficials request the cooperation of all residents and property owners along Main Street and Chestnut Street to clean up their properties in time for the Memorial Day Parade.

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Balchune a candidate for Duryea Borough Council mander and also a past commander of the Sons of the American Legion Post 585 in Duryea. He is a member of the Polish Falcons and the V.F.W. in Duryea. He is also a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, formerly Holy Rosary of Duryea. He is a member of the Northeast Business Club and a former vice president of the club.

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James “Jimmy” Balchune announces his candidacy for Duryea Borough Council. He was born and raised in Duryea and is a son of the late Charles “Chas” Balchune and Lois Balchune, the former Lois Ann Winn. Balchune has three grown children, Jimmy, 31; Jason, 29; and Jarred, 27, two of whom still reside in Duryea. He worked for US Foodservice in various management positions for 27 years in various parts of the United States before returning to the area to work with the family business Balchune Construction as the office manager. A graduate of Pittston Area High School, he attended East Stroudsburg University. Blachune is the current com-

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School of Music; the Dance Theatre of Wilkes-Barre; a West Pittston Idol contest and the day finished out with the rock band, 12 Letters. Today the festival heats up with identical weather as yesterday with sunny skies and temps in the low 70s. The activities begin at noon with Bravo “the great” Magic Man! At 1:30 p.m. will be Sing Along with Billy Frye, followed by Ashley Lamoreaux, the David Blight dancers, Beth Connor with Perfect Harmony School of Music, and Flaxy Morgan.

Grand Marshal Lou Ciampi addresses the crowd thanking organizers for the honor bestowed upon him.

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EVENTS, MEETINGS, BRIEFS

Food, music, 28 craft vendors today at St. Michael’s church Care Walk today at 10 a.m. at Robert Yaple Park in Hughestown St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 205 North Main Street, Pittston is holding a Spring Craft Fair Show on Sunday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the church hall. There will be 28 craft vendors from Luzerne and Lackawanna counties, showing a variety of crafts. Food served for eat in or take out includes, piggies, pirohi, haluska and refreshments. Music will be provided. Parking is available in the church lot with free admission. CARE WALK TODAY Kristy DeRome Gomberg organized a Care Walk to benefit Cooley’s Anemia Foundation, an organization with a mission to advance the treatment and cure for thalassemia, considered a fatal blood disease. The Care Walk is scheduled for 10 a.m. today, May 5 at Robert Yaple Park in Hughestown. Refreshments and snacks will be available. Gift baskets raffles are part of the event. To sponsor a team or donate gift certificates, food or raffle baskets, call Kristy at 510-2489. All money raised will go directly to Cooley’s Anemia Foundation. POST 585 MEETING The Brennan Regan American Legon Post 585 will meet at 1 p.m. today, May 5 at the post home. DUPONT POST 4909 MEETING The Dupont Post 4909 will meet Monday, May 6 at &:30 p.m. at the post home. Plans for the Memorial Day parade are on the agenda. Commander Gary Carwardine will preside. Food and refreshments will follow. FREE CPR CLASS The Pittston Township Ambulance will conduct a Hands Only CPR classes at 3 and 7 p.m. today, May 5 at the Pittston Township Ambulance Station. Only one half-hour session is necessary. The Hands Only CPR method focuses on immediate chest compression and does NOT include mouth to mouth breaths.

The classes are free and open to the public. DURYEA SAL MEETING The Son’s of the American Legion, Squadron 585, Duryea will meet at 3 p.m. today, May 5 at the post. DURYEA SEWER AUTHORITY Duryea Borough Sewer Authority will meet on May 6 at 7 p.m. at the borough building. The public is invited. AVOCA V.F.W. MEETING Avoca V.F.W.Post 8335 Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 6 at the post home, 915 Main St. Installation of newly elected officers will follow meeting. June Fitzgerald, president, will preside. Patricia Rinkus will be installing the officers elected for 2013-2014 term. Newly-elected officers are June Fitzgerald, president; Mary Ann Tigue, senior vice president; Joan Emlaw, junior vice president; Mary Orluk, secretary; Patricia Rinkus, treasurer; Ceil Exeter. chaplain; Sandy Rosser, conductress; Betty Lewis, guard and patriotic instructor. Trustees are Mary Hadley, Marlyn OBoyle,Elaine Frietas. DUPONT VFW MEETING Dupont VFW Post 4909 will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 6 at the post home. The Memorial Day parade is on the agenda. Commander Gary Carwardine will preside. A Home Association Meeting will follow. Food and refreshments will be served after both meetings. DUPONT VFW AUXiliary The Dupont Post 4909 will install officers at its monthly business meeting Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at the Post Home. President Elaine Healey will preside. Refreshments will follow. 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. KIWANIS CLUB MEETING Pittston Kiwanis Club will meet on Tuesday, May 7 at 6 p.m. at Fox Hill Country Club with president J.J. Anthony presiding. Items for discussion will be the recent Spring Fling event at SBC, the upcoming Lt. Gov. elections on May 8, flag replacement at St.John’s cemetery May 19, and the golf tournament at Emanon on June 21. Key Club and Builders Club reports will also be offered. For information call Ron at 814-7157. NARFE MEETING John Ryan, president of NARFE Chapter 1723 announces the next meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 8 at the VFW, Post 4909, 4O1 Main Street, Dupont. Every one is urged to attend. NORTHEAST CLASS OF 1963 There will be a meeting of the Northeast Class of 1963 on Wed. May 8 at the VFW Hall, Duryea. All classmates are urged to attend. Plans for a possible 50th class reunion will be discussed. CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE TO MEET The Wyoming Valley Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 in the lower level of the Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. Joe Kerrigan, of Gettysburg, will be the speaker. A $3 donation for non-members is requested. For more information, call John at 675-8936. All are invited.

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 being arranged by Sandy Acornley and Jean Spindler of the Kingston Center. Prizes will be awarded for the winners of the following dance categories: tango, line and swing. Judges for the contest are Miss Fabrege from Fabrege’s Cabaret, Hazleton and Jim Harris from Joan Harris Dance Studios. Contact Sandy Acornley at 287-1102 for details. Over 60 door prizes will be drawn and a grand prize of show tickets and a restaurant dinner for two is being donated by Central Penn Gas. Ticket prices are 420 for individuals over the age of 60 and $23 for those under the age of 60. Tickets may be obtained at any of the 18 senior centers or by calling Rhonda Adams at 822-1158 ext. 3337. PA LACROSSE DEADLINE MAY 11 The Pittston Area Girls Lacrosse Club is running a girls lacrosse clinic for Grades 6 to 12 on Saturday, May 25 from 9 to 12:30 p.m. at Pittston Area Lacrosse Fields, Pittston Area Primary Center, Rock Street, Hughestown. The Registration deadline is May 11. Email:pahsgirlslacrosse@ aol.com to register. The clinic will be in the PA high school gym in the event of rain. The Pittston Area Girls Lacrosse team and coaches will instruct on basic offense and defense fundamentals. The cost is $35 and that includes a T- shirt. Checks made payable to Pittston Area Girls Lacrosse Club. Please bring mouth guard, sneakers, water and lacrosse equipment, if available.

EXETER HOSE MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST Exeter Borough Hose Company no. 1 is running a Mother’s Day breakfast on Sunday, May 12 from 7 a.m. to noon at the hose company at 1405 Susquehanna Ave. Tickets will be sold at the door. MEET THE CANDIDATES IN DURYEA The Duryea Democratic organization is sponsoring a “Meet the Candidates Night” on Monday, May 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Duryea VFW for the eight candidates for district magistrate. Candidates for other offices are welcome. PITTSTON CENTRAL CATHOLIC CLASS OF ‘55 The Pittston Central Catholic High School class of 1955 will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Valenti’s, WYoming Avenue, Exeter. For more information call Ky Lazzari at 825-2648. ITALIAN AMERICAN DINNER MEETING The May Dinner Meeting of the Italian American Association of Luzerne County will be held on Wednesday May 15, at Genetti’s Hotel and Convention Center. Arrival time is 6 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. Price is $25 per person. Music for dancing by Gary Dee with dancing to 10:15. Reservation deadline is Friday, May 10. For reservations and membership information, please call Judy Deice at 654-7600 or Louise Castellani 654-6454. President, James Deice will preside. AVOCA VFW SPAGHETTI DINNER Avoca VFW will conduct its annual spaghetti dinner from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday May 18 at the post home, 915 Main St. Tickets may be obtained from any regular member or by calling 457-7673. AVOCA VFW MEMORIAL DAY Avoca VFW and American Legion will conduct Memorial Day See BRIEFS, Page 37


Old Forge High School third quarter Honor Roll Mr. Christopher Thomas, principal, announces third quarter Honor Roll for the students at Old Forge High School for the 20122013 school year. GRADE 12 Andre Aldubayan, Bryonna Aldubayan ,Ariana Argust, , Mia Baresse, , Briannan Budzak, Chelsea Cadwalder, Megan Calogero, David Chromey, Stephanie Cichy, Anthony DeSando, Derek Drasba, Brian Finnerty, Gabriella Gillern, Elizabeth Godusky, Alyssa Hobbs, Nicholas Killino, Mariah Kresefski, Victoria Lee,Nicole Mancuso, Olivia-Marie Norella, Shauna Nunes, Marina Parker, Anthony Piccolini, Kristen Pietryka, Kimberly Regan, Nicole Roberts, David Rudalavage, Tyler Salerno, Brittany Souryavong, Samantha Talarico, Brian Tomasetti, John Vols, Randy Webb, Warren Welsh, Courtney Woolaver GRADE 11 James Aversa, Rhyan Barnic,Carla Bel-

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services on Monday May 27 according to the following schedule: 9 a.m. St Mary’s Cemetery, 9:30 a.m. Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery 10 a.m. Langcliff Cemetery, 11 a.m. Main St. Veteran’s Memorial. ST. FRANCES CABRINI MASS AND FLEA MARKET St. Frances Cabrini Church, 585 Mt. Olivet Road, Carverton, will celebrate a Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27. This mass is in honor and memory of all the deceased loved ones who are laid to rest at the Mount Olivet Cemetery. Father Vincent Dang will be the celebrant for this special mass. Following the mass, the parish Social Committee will b sponsor its annual flea market and bake sale from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m on the church grounds, rain or shine. This year’s flea market will include a variety of household items, pictures, dishware, knickknacks, toys, DVDs, games, and books. Picnic foods for purchase include clam chowder, haluski, pork barbeque, wimpies, hotdogs with sauerkraut or chili, and a variety of beverages. A special “early bird” flea market will held Sunday, May 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. No early birds for flea market.

DiscoverE Nature Camp Registration is Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m. at Pavilion #1. First come, first served. There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee per child. Make checks payable to Commonwealth of PA. Questions? Call 696-9105. WSCC REUNION West Side Central Catholic High School Class of 1971 will hold a 60th birthday party from 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

fler, , Nina Pascolini, Vienna Piazza, David Pietryka, Rebecca Remsky, Robert Rinaldi, Corey Souryavong, Nicole Tagiaferri, Victoria Tansley, Mark Voyack, Ryan Voyack, Kelci Yesnowski GRADE 9 Brendan Bordick-Lesavage, Kathryn Bound, Michael Cantarella, Alexis Coval, Andrea DeSando, Thomas Domozych, Matthew Foss, Sara Fumanti, Meredith Giglio, Joseph Gutowski, Amanda Jones, John Lee, Erika Licciardone, Christian Mitchell, Nicholas Pelosi, Melaina Pepsin, John Roberts, Armando Sallavanti, Gabrielle Verespey, Daniel Zaykowski, Kimberly Ziemba GRADE 8 Lianna Bilbao, Trevor Brown, Corrine Enderline, Maya Florovito, Casey Greenfield, Benjamin Grochowski, Sarah Hiller, Shane Hoffman, Kelly Kishbaugh, Julia Kuckla , Ryan McNerney, Ethan Mulrooney, Cameron Read, Alyssa Salerno, Francesca

Samony, Shane Smith, Taylor Tansely, Alexis Tayoun, Tyler Termini, Areyonna Tompkins, Megan Tucker, Joshua Wagner, Gabriella Williams, Robert Wormuth, Amphone Xayaphone GRADE 7 Elizabeth Balanovich, Maria Balanovich, Patrick Banks, Kole Barbetti, Gianna Baresse, Mason Boettger, Ashley Bound, Colin Bowers, Mollie Boyd, Michael Cinamella, Cassandra Colozza, Nicholas D’Andrea, Patrick Donovan, Robert Hines,Randy Jarnicki, Abigayle Jurnak, Amanda Katchmar, Ashley Kempa, Iain Kerrigan, Christian Killino, Gianna Marsico, Kevin Mikolayczak, Jillian Mirro, Alexandra Nocera, Anna Osieski, Angelina Palma, Gabriella Polasky, Jennifer Regan, Maricruz Saucedo, Hannah Shurtleff, Samantha Slack, Lexus Souryavong, Scarlett Spager, Kierston VanFleet, Joseph Verespey, Ryan Wastello, Kevin Welch, Alexandra Yudiski

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. USS INDEPENDENCE REUNION ANNOUNCED Dick White, of Pittston, announces the USS Independence CVA-62 24th reunion will be held Sept. 4-8 in Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN. For more information, contact USS Independence by mail at CVA-62, 65 Pioneer Ridge Road, Canton, North Carolina 28716, by phone at 828-648-7379 or by email at ussindycva-62@hotmail.com.

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lenzeni, Jamie Bennett, Troy Benson, Natalie Bieryla, Joseph Bruno, Gena Cadwalder, Cassidy Califano, Lauren Carey, Matthew Cesare, Anne Cherundolo, Sarah Cherundolo, Devin Chickey, Austin Conforti, Rachel Coval, Courtney Enderline, Victoria Eremo, Alexa Furcon, Kayleen Hutchinson, Samantha Jones, Isiah Leepier, Miranda Lepka, Jacob Manetti, Stephen Mascaro, Stewart Mitchell, Christian Mozeleski, Christopher Muha, Taylor Nemetz, Eugene O’Malley, Thomas Osieski, Paul Papi, Ryan Paulish, Gabriel Saucedo,Jessica Scavo, Lea Smith, Antonia Stinson, Erica Stolan, Teri Vieira, Danielle Vols, Brandon Yescavage and Marisa Zambetti. Cui Mei Zhong GRADE 10 Aisha Aldubayan, Anthony Cantarella, Cameron Carpenter, Kai Coolbaugh, Mary Cosentini, Anthony Delucca, Tiffany Dukauskas, , Shaina Eremo, Matthew Gallagher, Kayla Grasso, Janelle Jones, Jenna Loef-

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SCHOOL NEWS

First-grade students at Montgomery Avenue Elementary School who celebrated Earth Day are, from left, first row, Adison Yankovich, Elijah Trapanese, Andrew Ruddy, Nicholas Scalzo, Drew Dixon. Second row, Alivia Maroni, Haley Shock, Karamia Marranca, Olivia Lockman, ALice Le, John Getzie, Anna Musto, Joshua Williams and Michael Steinberger.

First-graders at Montgomery Avenue celebrate Earth Day Mrs. Kachmarsky’s first-grade class at Montgomery Avenue Elementary School celebrated Earth Day on April 20. They made Earth Day booklets, read stories and cleaned their playground. Mrs. Kachmarsky gave each student a pine seedling to plant. Upcoming events at Montgomery Avenue Elementary School are as follows: May 6 – PTO meeting, 7 p.m. May 6 - 10 – Stanford testing May 7 – Kindergarten celebration pictures May 9 – Fifth-grade dance, 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 9 – Early dismissal day, noon May 10 – early dismissal day, noon May 13 – Breakfast with parents for grades kindergarten, first and second May 14 – Breakfast with parents for grades 3, 4 and 5 May 14 – Celebration party for grades three and four, 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 16 – Fourth-grade students “favorite book extravaganza,” 7 p.m. May 21 – Junior Deputy graduation, fourth grade, 2:15 pm., M.A. cafeteria May 22 – Art exhibit, 7 to 8 p.m. May 22 – Third-grade field trip May 23 – Fifth-grade step-up day to Tenth Street May 23 – Third -rade students step-up day from JFK to M.A. May 24 - Early dismissal day, noon May 27 – Memorial Day holiday, school closed May 29 – Fifth-grade band concert for M.A. and SJD, 7 p.m. at M.A. Café May 30 – Fifth-grade field trip

Students cleaning the Montgomery Avenue Elementary School playground are, from left, Alivia Maroni, Anna Musto, Drew Dixon. back, John Getzie, Alice Le and Olivia Lockman.


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Sports HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

Samantha Mayers, Liz Waleski, Catherine Lombardo and Madison Mimnaugh set a Jordan Relay record in the distance medley.

PA girls track down title at Jordan Relays By TOM ROBINSON Sunday Dispatch Correspondent

ing a significant lead over Abington Heights in the second leg of the relay on the way to a fifth-place finish in the event that secured the team championship. Pittston Area outscored Abington Heights, 42-40, to take the title. “We were looking at them the whole time,” said Pittston Area coach Joe Struckus, who arrived at Memorial Stadium believing his team had a strong chance of end-

ing the Abington Heights title run in a showdown between the two teams that are unbeaten and on top of the big school divisions of their leagues. The Pittston Area girls won two events on a record-setting night. The Patriots also won two events in Class AAA boys to finish third in those team standings. The Lady Patriots scored more points elsewhere, but needed a

clutch performance in the final event for their first Jordan Relays titles. With the teams separated by six lanes and a large stagger, it was tough to determine who had an advantage in the first leg, but Liz Waleski managed to make the first handoff ahead of the Abington Heights leadoff runner, giving Bar See TRACK, Page 42

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The Pittston Area girls track team had an eye on Abington Heights and its six-year championship streak from the moment it arrived at the Jordan Relays in Scranton Thursday night. Their ears were part of the pursuit as well. “We were watching them,” Al-

lie Barber said. “Especially in that last race, when they announced the scores.” Just before stepping to the starting line for the closing 4 x 400 meter relay, the Lady Patriots learned they had a one-point lead on the Lady Comets and could clinch a team championship by finishing ahead of Abington Heights in the event. Barber took it from there, open-


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high school baseball

Warriors two back with three to play

After a win on Monday, Patriots are no-hit by Berwick Friday By TOM ROBINSON Sunday Dispatch Correspondent Without help, Wyoming Area may run out of time in its hopes of winning a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 title. Friday’s break-out performance offensively is, at minimum, a good sign heading into the playoffs while also giving the Warriors hope of making more out of their regular season. Bart Chupka homered and drove in four runs as Wyoming Area downed Holy Redeemer, 7-1, at Hollenback Park. The Warriors led the last place Royals just 3-1 going to the fifth inning. Trent Grove started the inning with a single and Chupka followed with a two-run homer. “We needed runs,” Chupka said. “He gave me a curveball. He left it high – he hung it – and I just hit it.” Chupka lifted a shot over the fence and lifted the spirits of a team that has been struggling offensively. “Our team hasn’t been hitting too well as a whole unit, so it was a bit of a breakout,” Chupka said. “It’s the right time to get hot. We’re going into the playoff soon.” Before that, the Warriors (7-4) have three WVC games left. They are two games behind first-place Tunkhannock and play the Tigers on the road Saturday at 4 p.m. Two of the three previous Wyoming Area games went 11 innings and ended with 2-1 scores – a win over Dallas and a loss to Berwick. The Warriors came into Friday with just seven runs scored in 29 innings. They have remained successful – four wins in the last five games overall – by remaining difficult to score upon, giving up just five runs in 40 innings through Friday. “We have played a lot of games where we are scoring very little runs, but we’re still playing very well,” Wyoming Area coach Chick Androscavage said. “It’s tough. We need to get some big hits and we’ll be OK.” “We talk about it a lot, but then See WARRIORS, Page 41

TONY CALLAIO PHOTOS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH

Top, Michael Carey beats the throw to home as he slides head first for the Warriors first run of the game. Above, James Emmett just misses outrunning a single in a close call at first. Right, Junior Matt Mott delivers a pitch during the early innings at the new Dallas baseball diamond.


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Monday when Pittston Area picked up its second win of the season, 8-3, over Holy Redeemer. Michael Schwab struck out five in four innings. Continued from Page 40 Justin Glasgow, John Faggotti a lot of time, it gets in their head. I and Matt Mott then worked one think today helped us a little.” scoreless inning of relief each to Chupka also had an RBI single protect the five-run lead. in the first inning after Mike Carey James Emmett doubled and and Joe Gavenonis had consecu- drove in two runs. Jordan Housetive singles. He drove man added a triple and in Gavenonis, who had John Kielbasa scored Wyoming led off with a walk, on a twice. Area’s Joe third-inning groundout. The Patriots did all G a v e n oWinning pitcher Jake their scoring early with Granteed followed Chup- nis, Jeremy three runs in the bottom and ka’s home run with a sin- Zezza of the first and five more gle and eventually scored Zach Lopat- in the third. an unearned run to com- ka combined Dallas 13 to allow just plete the three-run fifth. Pittston Area 3 Marty Michaels dou- two hits in Dallas downed Pittston bled with one out in the the first 10 Area, 13-3, in six innings seventh and scored on a innings be- Wednesday. fore Berwick Brian Mapes groundout. Josh Razvillas had a Granteed went the put together home run and a double distance, holding Holy two more in for the Patriots in the loss. Redeemer scoreless after the bottom Jordan McCrumm was the Royals tied the game of the 11th 3-for-4 with two triples in the bottom of the first. to pull out a and a double to back Brivictory He threw a four-hitter 2-1 an Stepniak’s five-hitter Wednesday. with two walks and five for Dallas. strikeouts. Berwick 2-13, “Tunkhannock is two Pittston Area 0-0 games ahead, so we need Andrew Lawrence and some help,” Androscavage said. Jordan DiValerio threw a five-in“For us to do anything, we need to ning, no-hitter for Berwick Friday win out and Tunkhannock has to in a 13-0 victory that gave the Bulllose to someone else besides us.” dogs their second shutout of the day More offensive days like Friday over Pittston Area. would improve the possibility of Berwick started the day by finWyoming Area taking care of its ishing off a suspended game with a part of that equation. 2-0 victory. Berwick 2, Wyoming Area 1 T.J. Lashock went 6-for-7 with Wyoming Area’s Joe Gavenonis, two doubles and six RBI for BerAbove, No.14 Jordan Zezza beats out the throw to be safe at 1st. Below, Josh Razvillas had a hot bat Jeremy Zezza and Zach Lopatka wick in the two games. hitting a double and homerun scoring 2-runs for the Patriots. combined to allow just two hits in Josh Razvillas, the first 10 innings before Berwick Jordan Houseman put together two more in the bottom and John Kielbasa of the 11th to pull out a 2-1 victory had the only Pittston Wednesday. Area hits. Lopatka, who was 2-for-3, drove Michael Schwab in Erik Walkowiak in the top of the did not allow an second to make it 1-1. The game earned run in the stayed that way until Berwick suspended game. scored in the 11th. He went the disWyoming Area 4 tance, giving up six Wyoming Valley West 2 hits and walking Jake Granteed gave up nine hits two while striking in a complete game Monday, but out four. limited Wyoming Valley West’s Lawrence, who scoring to lead Wyoming Area to a worked the first four 4-2 win. innings, and DiValeGranteed walked just one and rio, who pitched the struck out two. fifth, each struck out The Warriors opened a 3-0 lead two in the no-hitter. in the first 2 ½ innings. THIS WEEK Bart Chupka doubled for the Tuesday only Wyoming Area extra-base hit PA at Crestwood and six other players added singles. Thursday Zach Lopatka, Mike Carey and Joe PA at Hazleton Gavenonis drove in runs. Lake Lehman at Pittston Area 8 WA Holy Redeemer 3 Saturday Tyler McGarry went 2-for-3 with WA at Tunkhantwo runs batted in and scored twice nock 4 p.m.


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ber a lead of about a second. Barber took it from there, running her best 400 meters of the season, in under 61 seconds. By the time, she passed the baton to Madison Mimnaugh, the lead over Abington Heights was at close to five seconds. Mimnaugh, running a 400 in competition for the first time this season, nearly matched Barber’s time, giving Catherine Lombardo a large lead over the Lady Comets to protect for the final 400 meters. The Lady Patriots finished in 4:09.67, within a second of their school record, to finish more than six seconds ahead of Abington Heights, which took sixth in the event. “We just all strive to do our best,” Barber said. “We broke a bunch of records.” Pittston Area, the only Wyoming Valley Conference team entered, set records in each of its girls wins. The Lady Patriots shattered the meet record by 12 seconds winning the opening distance medley relay in 9:36.06. Lombardo, Samantha Mayers, Waleski and Mimnaugh formed the winning team. Adding Mimnaugh, who runs the 1600 and 800 in dual meets, to the relay combination provided a big boost. She joined Lombardo and Mayers on another record-setting team, establishing a school mark in the 4 x 800 relay in 9:42.8. Tara Johnson completed the 4 x 800 team. The Lady Patriots added two third-place and two fifth-place finishes. Jamie Chisdock and Taylor Powers were on the third-place teams in the 4x100 and the 1600 medley. Sierra Williams and Barber joined them in the 4 x 100. Eastin Ashby and Katilynn Kutcha completed the 1600 medley. Barber, Powers, Tiffany Tubioli and Williams finished fifth in the 1200 sprint medley. The Pittston Area boys won the 4 x 100 and 1200 sprint medley and added a second-place finish in the 4 x 400 relay where they fell fivehundredths of a second short in a battle with Delaware Valley. Austin Naples, Ronnie D’Eliseo and Mike Harth were on all three teams. Josh John joined them twice and Angelo Aita led off the 4x100. The Patriots finished with 33 points, behind first-place Scranton Prep’s 39 and North Pocono’s 36 among 11 Class AAA teams. PA 115, Berwick 35 Catherine Lombardo raced on two winning relay teams and won

The PA boys winning sprint medley team, from left, Austin Naples, Ronnie D’Eliseo, Michael Harth and Angelo Aita.

the 400 meter dash as Pittston Area defeated Berwick 115-35 on Tuesday in Berwick. The win sets up a chance for the Lady Patriots to clinch the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 title outright against Dallas at Charley Trippi Stadium on Tuesday in the final regular season meet. The LPs are 6-0. Dallas and Hazleton are 5-1. Hazleton defeated Dallas back in March in week two. Against Berwick the LPs won all but two events. Also winning for PA were: Johnson, Mayers, Kuchta with Lombardo on the 3200 relay. Lanza won 100 hurdles, Giambra won the triple jump and long jump, Powers the 100, Mimnaugh, 1600 and 800; Chisdock, Williams, Barber, Powers, 400 relay; Waleski, 300 hurdles; Senese, pole valut; 8’0”; Barber, 200; Johnson, 3200; Parrent, javelin; Waleski, Barber, Mayers, C. Lombardo, 1600 relay; Sheerer, high jump. Lake Lehman 94, WA 56 Hayley Stackhouse and Emily Shemanski won two individual events apiece to lead Wyoming Area. Shemanski won both the 100 and 300 hurdles and Stackhouse won the high and long jumps. Kraynak won the pole valut. Cayle Spencer won every throw-

With their medals and team plaque, the Lady Patriots who ran and won the Jordan Relays are, seated front row from left to right, Catherine Lombardo, Maddy Mimnaugh, Allie Barber, Liz Waleski Second row, Coach Montagna, Coach Mills, Tara Johnson, Kaitlynn Kuchta, Sierra Williams, Taylor Powers, Eastin Ashby, Sam Mayers, Jamie Chisdock, Tiffany Tubioli, Coach Struckus, Coach Conlon.

ing for Lehman. The WA girls are 2-4. BOYS Wyoming Area 110 Lake-Lehman 36 Isiah Peoples won the 100 and 200-meter dashes and raced on two winning relay teams to lead Wyoming Area to a victory over LakeLehman. Condry, Steve and Hale teamed up with Peoples on the 400 relay and Hale Pardini and Harding

on the 1600. Also winning for PA were: Condry, 110 hurdles; Hine, triple jump and long jump; Harding, 400; Fernandes, 300 hurdles; LaNunziata, pole vault; Filipiak, 3200 and Buczynski, high jump. The Warriors (5-1) are one point behind Northwest (6-0). Northwest is at Hanover (3-3) Tuesday, the last day of the regular season. Berwick 78.5 Pittston Area 71.5 Colin Tracy won both hurdling

for PA but it wasn’t quite enough as Berwick pulled out a seven-point win. Also winning for PA were: Harth, 400; Crawford, long jump and high jump; Harvilla, 3200 run and Naples, Johns, Tracy, Harth, 1600 relay. The PA boys are 1-4-1. THIS WEEK Tuesday (End regular season) Dallas at PA Meyers at WA


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HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE

PA lacrosse enters final week; clinic deadline May 11 By JACK SMILES jsmiles@psdispatch.com The Pittston Area girls lacrosse team lost to Coughlin 17-5 on Thursday in Hughestown. Emily Herron scored two goals for the Lady Patriots. Sara Ruby,Haley Norwillo and Dana Zalewski scored one each. Bianca Concert had four saves in goal for PA. The JV game was a 4-4 tie. Kaalyn Girman and Norillo scored for PA. Concert had another four saves. The Pittston Area Girls Lacrosse Club is running a girls lacrosse clinic for Grades 6 to 12 on Saturday, May 25 from 9 to 12:30 p.m. at Pittston Area Lacrosse Fields, Pittston Area Primary Center, Rock Street, Hughestown. The Registration deadline is May 11. Email:pahsgirlslacrosse@aol.com

to register. The clinic will be in the PA high school gym in the event of rain. The Pittston Area Girls Lacrosse team and coaches will instruct on basic offense and defense fundamentals. The cost is $35 and that includes a T- shirt. Checks made payable to Pittston Area Girls Lacrosse Club. Please bring mouth guard, sneakers, water and lacrosse equipment, if available. This week is the final week of the regular season. Whatever happens the season will go down as a successful one for a first-year team playing established teams. THIS WEEK (end of regular season) Monday Crestwood at PA Friday PA at Lake Lehman

Pittston Area’s Sara Ruby, left, brings the ball up the field as Coughlin defender Caitlin Wood pursues in girls lacrosse action in Hughestown Thursday afternoon.

Katelyn Pugliese, right, looks for an open teammate against Coughlin

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PA’s Haley Norwillo, right, goes on the offensive against Coughlin’s Caitlyn Wood

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SCHOLASTIC WRESTLING

Young Warrior wrestlers excel Elementary team wins league championship Wyoming Area Junior high and elementary wrestlers excelled in tournaments league and tournament competition. In the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling State Championships in Harrisburg in March Garret Pocceschi and Jaden Pepe finished in the top 12 in their divisions. The elementary team won the 2012-13 Penn League Championship for the second consecutive season. In the league tournament Robin Wrobleski won first place in his class, Lincoln Heck and Nicholas Katulka took seconds and Tyler Martin took third. Five young wrestlers qualified for the Eastern MAWA Wrestling Championships in Salisbury, Maryland on Friday and Saturday.

The Sixth grade wrestlers who graduated from the elementary program are, from left, Jaryn Polit-Moran, Tyler Martin, Lincoln Heck, Robin Wrobleski and Stephen Sokash-Minnick. Not pictured: Nicholas Katulka.

QualiďŹ ers for the MAWA tournament are, in front, from left, Noah Valdez and Connor Wrobleski. Back, Charlie Johnson, Robin Wrobleski and Kenny Beyer.

Garret, left, and Jaden Pepe ďŹ nished in the top 12 of their divisions at the PA JR. Wrestling Championships in March in Harrisburg.


Erzar staying a Warrior, Zezza joins Crusaders By TONY CALLAIO Sunday Dispatch correspondent The Wyoming Area football program under Head Coach Randy Spencer is proud to announce the commitment of two seniors moving on to play football in college. Joe Erzar has signed a letter of intent to play ball at Lycoming College, while Jordan Zezza has committed to Susquehanna University. “Joe and Jordan are two great examples of why Wyoming Area had great success this past football season,” said Coach Spencer. “We can only wish them well as they continue their education and play football at the college level.” Lycoming College is in Williamsport. The Nickname is the Warriors. They are in the MAC and play both Wilkes and King’s. Susquehanna University is in Selinsgrove. The nickname is Crusaders. The play in the Centennial Conference.

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Seated left to right: Blaise; Joe, Sr.; Joe, Jr.; and Kelly Erzar. Back row; Vito Quaglia, principal, Wyoming Area Secondary Center; Joseph Pizano, Wyoming Area athletic director; Randy Spencer, Wyoming Area head football coach; Michael Fanti, assistant football coach.

Seated left to right: Jerry, Jordan, and Doreen Zezza. Back row; Vito Quaglia, principal, Wyoming Area Secondary Center; Joseph Pizano, Wyoming Area athletic director; Randy Spencer, Wyoming Area head football coach; Michael Fanti, assistant football coach.

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Harding youth bags first turkey with bow, arrow

Connor Switzer, 14 from Harding, shot his first archery turkey on April 20 during the Pennsylvania Youth Turkey Hunt. The turkey weighed 16 lbs, had a 6 1/2 beard, and 1/2 spurs. He used a Hoyt Spyder Bow, with a Winners Choice Xtreme 8190 string, Carbon Express Maxima Blue Streak Arrows with NAP Twister Quick Fletch Vanes, and Rage Turkey 2 Blade 100gr Broadhead. His parents purchased the bow for him in January and he had practiced hard in order to get ready for the Youth Turkey Season. Connor and his father were hunting on their property in Harding in a newly developed food plot

that was made last July and they were hunting out of their Redneck Blind. The gobbler responded hesitantly at first to a Hunter Specialties box call, but a slate call of clucks and purrs really brought him into a decoy setup. The gobbler was with two other Jakes. Once the birds saw their decoys, all three birds hopped over a wall, which can be seen in the picture, and were within 10 yards of their setup and blind. With one shot Connor hit the gobbler and it went down. Connor and his father thank Jason Snavely, their wildlife consultant, Lonesome Road Archery, and good friends Rich Gdovin and Mike Karcutski.

Brian Cashmere Memorial Golf Tourney slated June 1 The 5th Annual Brian Cashmere Memorial Golf Tournament is June 1 at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club. Check in is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start set for 1:30 p.m. The cost is $100 per golfer. The format is four person captain and crew. Dinner and an awards ceremony, including the awarding of the annual Brian Cashmere Scholarship will take place following the golf round. The registration deadline is May 25. The event will feature prizes

and awards, longest drive, closest to the pin, and much more. For further information or if you care to be a sponsor, please call 570362-3269, or visit the facebook page for the Brian Cashmere Memorial Scholarship. Brian Cashmere was an exceptional student, athlete, and friend who tragically lost his life far too early. Brian’s friends started a memorial fund through the Luzerne Foundation to give a scholarship each year to a graduating Pittston Area senior.

Exeter LL golf tourney for 60th league anniversary In conjunction with its 60th anniversary, the Exeter Lions Little League the league is running a golf tournament on Sunday, May 19 at 1 p.m. at Four Seasons in Exeter to benefit the league. Entry fee is $70 per golfer and $280 per foursome, to include cart, beverages, hot dogs/ham-

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Connor Switzer, 14, of Harding, with the turkey he downed using a bow and arrow.

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Wyoming/West Wyoming Legion wins a thriller Coaches can email game reports to jsmiles@psdispatch.com WWW American Legion 9 Jenkins Phillies 8 Wyoming West Wyoming won a thriller that came down to the last out Wednesday at Flack Field in Wyoming. Joe Siliniskie hit a key double for Legion. Matt Taranalicki was the winning pitcher. Jenkins Mets 8 Jenkins Phillies 3 On opening day for the Jenkins Township Little league the Mets beat the Phillies 8-3. Mike Pugliese led the hitting for the Mets with 2 triples. Other having multi hits were Santo Insalaco, Joe Stella, and Andrew Gallia. Joe Stella pitched 4 strong innings and Tyler Granahan had the save. The Phillies were led by Nicky Scavo with a 2 run HR. Other leading hitters for the Phillies were Matt Lanzendorfer, Nick Prociak and Joe Silinskie.

PT Jeff Walker Red Sox 0 PT Capozucca Bros. Phillies 0 In a game called in the top of 9th inning, the two Pittston Township teams were locked in a pitching duel. Justin LaSota pitched 8 1/3 innings,giving up one hit and striking out 16 for the Red Sox. Luke Petroski had a single and a double for the Red Sox. Joe Cencetti pitched 6 innings of one hit ball for the Phillies, striking out 12. John Delucca also pitched two scoreless innings in relief. Mike Nocito had the hit for the Phillies.

Mike Abromovage attempts to tag out Joe Siliniskie, but he was called safe at third.

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PT Red Sox 5 Pittston City K of C 0 Justin LaSota pitched a complete game shut out, striking out 8. LaSota also doubled. Trevor Tigue, Luke Petroski, Josh Baiera, Bryan Giambra, Tony Gorey and P.J. Pisano all had hits for the Red Sox. Logan Booth and Jimmy Dillon had hits for K of C.

Joe Siliniskie hits a double in Wednesday night’s game.

PT Red Sox 9 Duryea American Legion 8 Josh Baiera got the save with a bases loaded strikeout to end the game for winning pitcher Justin LaSota. T.J. Connors had the game winning RBI.

Trevor Tigue and Baiera had two hits each and Connor Hazlet singled for the Red Sox. Hunter Ralston led American Legion with three hits.Tyler Wright,Blake Brown,Kyle Zapko, Ron Rinaldi and John McGlynn all had hits.

Matt Taranalicki pitching for West Wyoming.

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PT Red Sox 9 JT Phillies 2 Connor Hazlet pitched a complete game,with 6 strikeouts for the Red Sox. Trevor Tigue had three hits,Hazlet had two hits,Tony Gorey and P.J. Pisano doubled and Justin LaSota,Luke Petroski,Josh Baiera and Chris Miles singled. Joe Silinskie,Matt Lanzendorfer and Nick Scavo had hits for the JT Phillies.


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high school softball

Win streak ends, but WA still in tight race Pittston Area loses two against Coughlin and Greater Nanticoke Area

The Lady Warriors chances In Friday’s game, seven of the for repeating as WVC division 10 runs were scored in the first champions were hurt were when two innings. Tunkhannock got they lost to Tunkhannock in West two in the top of the first and WA Pittston on Fritied it in the bottom day, 6-4. The The Warriors made on a 2-run double by LWs had won it 4-3 in the bottom Adrienne Przybyla five straight. into the right center But the situ- of the second on a gap. ation is not single by Bree BedTunkhannock critical yet. narski and a long scored two more in WA is 8-4, 1/2 top of the sectriple down the left the game behind ond on four singles Tunkhannock field line by Nicole and an infield error. and Berwick, Turner, a pitch after It could have been both 8-3. WA she hit a foul ball worse, as Alex Holtz has two games struck out Tunkhanleft versus Dal- home run distance. nock clean up hitter las and BerRyleigh Fitch with wick. Berwick one out and the basand Tunkhannock have three es loaded. The next batter flew out games left, one against each other to right. so one will get a loss there. The Warriors made it 4-3 in the Right now WA is fourth in the bottom of the second on a single District 2 standings. Valley View (10-0) in number one. See STREAK, Page 49

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Above, Wyoming Area’s Lauren Maloney, right, takes a lead behind Tunkhannock first baseman Ashley Knott in WVC softball action Friday afternoon in West Pittston. Right top, Pittston Area’s Taylor Baloga delivers a pitch against Coughlin Thursday afternoon in Hughestown. Right bottom, Wyoming Area shortstop Serra Degnan makes an unsuccessful diving attempt on a Tunkhannock hit into left field in WVC softball action Friday afternoon in West Pittston.


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by Bree Bednarski and a long triple down the left field line by Nicole Turner, a pitch after she hit a foul ball home run distance. Tunkhannock made it 5-3 with a run in 4th. In the fifth the Warriors made it 5-4 on a single by Turner and a double by Degnan that onehopped the fence in the left field gap. Przybyla nearly tied it with a gapper, but Tunkhannock centerfielder Kirsten Gilpin made a running catch. Tunkhannock scored one in the top of the seventh to make it 6-4. In the bottom, the Warriors did get a base runner on a walk to Przybyla, but an infield out ended it. Holtz gave up four earned runs and struck out six. Tunkhannock’s Erin Smith struck out six and had two RBIs. Wyoming Area 9, Crestwood 1 Bree Bednarski hit a grand slam to lead Wyoming Area to a victory. Alex Holtz did not allow an earned run in a complete game, and she helped her own caused with three hits and a home run. Emily Wolfgang also produced three hits. Coughlin 6, Pittston Area 3 Marissa Ross had four hits, including a double, to pace Coughlin. Theresa Domarasky Lauren Dragon had two hits each, while Taylor Baloga and Alyssa Talarico each doubled for Pittston Area. Coughlin led 6-0, when PA made it interesting with three in the bottom of the sixth. Nanticoke 14 Pittston Area 1 (5 inn.) Nanticoke jumped out quickly, scoring eight times in the first two innings to defeat Pittston Area. Kayley Schinski had a double and single for the Trojanettes, who swept the two meetings both via the 10-run rule. Kayla Benjamin and Taylor Briggs each added a pair of hits. Taylor Baloga had two hits for Pittston Area. Wyoming Area 10, Lake-Lehman 4 Winning pitcher Alex Holtz and Nicole Turner had doubles as Wyoming Area had 19 hits in its victory. Holtz, Turner and Adrienne Przybyla all had three hits for the Warriors and Bree Bednarski and Emily Wolfgang had two each. THIS WEEK Monday PA at Hazleton Tuesday WA at Dallas Thursday Valley West at PA

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Mindina Lieback runs to the dugout after catching a pop-up for the third out. Below, PA outfielder Julie Silinskie flicks the ball to the umpire after a Coughlin runner was called safe at second base.


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DePrimo Memorial Golf Tournament set June 8

The Fifth Annual 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial Golf Tournament is Saturday, June 8 at WilkesBarre Municipal Golf Club. Checkin is slated for 12:30 p.m. with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. The cost is $75 per golfer, with a four-person captain and crew format. There will be a dinner and awards ceremony following golf. Registration deadline is June 1. The event will feature player gifts, prizes and awards, longest drive, closest to the pin, circle of gold and much more. For further information or sponsorship information, please call Ron Gitkos at 570-709-0916 or visit the website at www.deprimogolf.com. To send in a donation, please send it to the 1st Lt. Jeffrey DeP- Organizers of the 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo 5th Annual Golf Tournament are: seated, left to right, Anthony Jeffrey Calabro, Jodi Ann rimo Memorial Foundation, 401 Calabro, Anthony Calabro, Philip Gelso, Clairellen Hopple. Standing: George Fediw, Danielle Fediw, Mika Helen Fediw, Helen Ann DePWyoming Ave., West Pittston, PA rimo, Kelly Connors, Keri Ann Gitkos, Ron Gitkos. 18643. DePrimo gave his life on May 20, 2008 defending our country friends, with the help of the Lu- rial fund to donate to various chari- the golf tournament go to that fund. in Afghanistan. Jeff’s family and zerne Foundation, started a memo- ties in Jeff’s honor. Proceeds from

SPORTS MEETINGS & BRIEFS

Railrider tickets on sale for Warrior baseball fund raiser The Wyoming Area baseball team is selling tickets for the Saturday, May 11 Railrider game beginning at 7:05 for $10.00 each. To purchase tickets for this fundraiser may contact Joe Bellino at 8171267. GP Junior Legion practice toda Practice is called for the GP Junior Legion baseball team today, Sunday, May 5 at the Atlas at 6:30 p.m. Pittston Jr Patriots Pittston Jr Patriots registration is today, Sunday May 5 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Albert West Park field house on Swallow Street. To be eligible girls and boys must be 6 to 14 by August 1. Registration cost is $50. Pittston Area Football Booster Club Pittston Area Football Booster Club is meeting Monday, May 6, 7:00 p.m. at the PAHS Cefalo Center. Parents and or guardians of players going into 7-12 grades for the 2013 season are encouraged to attend. For more information of upcoming events or to reach a contact, please go to: pafootballboosterclub.com WA Softball The Wyoming Area Softball

Parents Association will meet on Monday, May 6 at 7 p.m. in room 164 of the Wyoming Area Secondary Center. Parents of players 7th through 12th grades are invited to attend. Pittston Area Wrestling Booster Pittston Area Wrestling Booster Club will meet on Monday, May 6 at 6 p.m. at the High School cafeteria. Pittston Red Devils The Pittston Red Devils Sportsmen Club will meet Tuesday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Dr. Nick Ruggerio’s home in West Pittston. Spring and summer events are on the agenda. All members should sttend this important meeting. Wyoming Area Girls Soccer The Wyoming Area Girls Soccer parents will meet on Wednesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the secondary center. Plans for the fall season events will be discussed. Pittston Area Softball The Pittston Area Softball Booster Club will sponsor A Night at the Red Mill, Pittston, on Friday, May 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Celebrity bartenders include former Major League Baseball pitcher Andy Ashby. The public is invited to this event to raise funds for the Pittston Area Lady Patriots junior high and varsi-

ty softball teams’ summer leagues. Stoners Soccer Registrations The Greater Pittston Stoners Youth Soccer Fall Registrations for U6 - U18 are Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 - 8:30; Saturday, May 11, 1:00 - 3:00; Tuesday, May 21 6:30 - 8:30 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 Wrestling Club The Wyoming Area wrestling club is meeting Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. in the upstairs wrestling room. Election of officers and the upcoming tournament are on the agenda. Last WP Rams Sign Ups The last regular registration West Pittston Rams Junior Football and Cheerleading is Saturday, May 18 from 1-4 p.m. at Wyoming Area Stadium clubhouse. Players and cheerleaders registering after this date will be charged a late fee. The cost is $110 per player, $20 each additional child, $40 for jersey. Copies of the following are required: birth certificate, copy of your DL# and a current utility bill. We accept checks, money orders. Payment is due at the time of registration, there will be no exceptions.

WA Field Hockey There will be a Wyoming Area field hockey parents meeting on Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m. in room 164 at the high school. Selecting dates for some activities is one the agenda. Thank you to all who participated in any capacity for the Mother’s Day bingo. It was a huge success. PA Lacrosse Clinic Deadline MAY 11 The Pittston Area Girls Lacrosse Club is running a girls lacrosse clinic for Grades 6 to 12 on Saturday, May 25 from 9 to 12:30 p.m. at Pittston Area Lacrosse Fields, Pittston Area Primary Center, Rock Street, Hughestown. The Registration deadline is May 11. Email:pahsgirlslacrosse@aol.com to register. The clinic will be in the PA high school gym in the event of rain. The Pittston Area Girls Lacrosse team and coaches will instruct on basic offense and defense fundamentals. The cost is $35 and that includes a T- shirt. Checks made payable to Pittston Area Girls Lacrosse Club. Please bring mouth guard, sneakers, water and lacrosse equipment, if available. 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 6540251 or 212-1340. Duryea Wildcats Jr Football Duryea Wildcats Jr Football and Cheerleading sign ups are 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.


Jean M. Ahearn, 90, formerly of Pittston, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Hospice Community Care at Geisinger South WilkesBarre. Born in Pittston on April 25, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Verna (McGarry) Dunnigan. She was a graduate of Pittston High School. She was the owner of Ahearn Personal Care, Pittston. She had lived in Vero Beach Florida for 18 years and there she was the president of the Welcome Wagon. She was a member of the Lions Club. Jean was very civic-minded and was active in many community organizations. She was a loving mother, grand-

Regina ‘Jean’ Ahearn

Anna “Ann” (Yasulatis) Bartnikowski

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mother and greatgrandmother, and will be greatly missed by friends and family. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Francis Ahearn, in 1971, and sister, Helen Bradt. Surviving are her two sons, Thomas Ahearn and his wife, Betty Jane, Duryea, and Scot Ahearn and his wife, Ronnie, Pittston; two daughters, Sharon Ahearn, Pittston, and Denise Fino and her husband, Michael, Hughestown; 14 grandchildren, Dawn Begley, Lori Bryant, Tara Malampy, Kelly Wynder, Shannon Hagenbaugh, Erin

Viglione, Vicki Guiliano, Santina Guiliano, Cheryl Higgins, Janelle Guiliano, Kaylin Ahearn, Kristin Ahearn, Ryan Ahearn and Eamon Ahearn; 17 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their compassionate care. A memorial service will be Sunday at 1 p.m. in St. Cecelia’s Church, 1700 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, with the Rev. James Thyren officiating. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston. Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome. com.

Thomas A. Jackett Memorial service Monday Thomas A. Jackett, 53, passed away recently at home. Born in Kingston, he was a son of the late Rose Marie Redding and Thomas A. Jackett. He was a graduate of Wyoming Area High School and was most recently employed at Timber Ridge Health Care Center. Tom was dedicated to providing

care for the elderly in both his professional and personal life. He is survived by a brother, Michael Moran, and wife Jane, Auburn, Ala.; and two nephews, Kevin Moran, Opelika, Ala., and Mark Moran and wife Lauren, Birmingham. A memorial service will be held Monday, May 6 at 10 a.m. in the cha-

pel at St. John’s Cemetery, Pittston, with Msgr. John Sempa officiating. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Anthony Recupero Funeral Home, West Pittston.

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Valley Laxerz U13 team at 5-0; U11 squad is 4-2 and Calab Graham. Anchoring the defense was Gavin Lahart, Noah Donahue, Matt Benton and Max Schwab. In goal for the U11 team is Matt Zasada who made many quality saves and has been doing an outstanding job between the pipes in just his first year. In the nightcap, the U13 team hung on to defeat Scranton team 4-3. The Blue and Orange came out strong building a 3-0 lead by first year middie Sam Greenfield and Ethan Hosier. FJ Braccini was stellar in goal only giving up one even strength goal. The defense was led by Jake Urban, Conor McCormack, Joe Gorman, Peter Fox and Matt Walsh. Helping out on offense was Shayne Lukasavage, Anthony Scalzo, Austin Kleinburger, Harrison Kayton and Sal Gurnari. On Thursday April 25, the Lax-

erz beat Back Mountain 6-4 in the U11 game and 4-0 in the U13 game. Leading the way in the U11 game was Derek Ambrosino, Noah Johnson, Adam Kelly, Greg McDade and Patrick Musinski. Also chipping in on offense were Ray Sabatini and Sal Manzi. Another strong game in net by Matt Zasada allowed the home team to pull away. In the late game, the U13s were lead by Jakob Switzer, Dominic Deluca, Mark Bulford, Dylan Roebuck and Robbie Trotinni. FJ Bracinni came up big in net again pitching his third shutout of the year. The team plays home again on Thursday May 9 against the top team from Moutain Top at the Exeter Panther complex starting at 5:30 for U11; followed by the U13 game at 6:30.

Ronald and his wife Maurita Bartnikowski, of Hughestown; her sisters, Frances Kachinski of Old Forge, and Irene Cimakoski, of Duryea; her sister-in-law Florence Bartnikowski and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, May 1, at Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea, with Fr. Andrew Sinnott officiating and Fr. Thomas Maloney concelebrating. Interment was at the Marcy Cemetery, Duryea. Ann’s family would like to thank her caregivers Linda and Sandy of Caregivers of America. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann’s Basilica, 1250 St. Ann St., Scranton Pa 18504. Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St.. Duryea. Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com

Michael A. Mills April 26, 2013 Michael A. Mills, of Anthracite Street, Pittston, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013, at home. Born June 9, 1959 in WilkesBarre, he was a son of the late Charles and Beverly Bergit Mills. He was a graduate of Dallas High School, class of 1977. He was a driver for Coca-Cola, Pittston, for more than 20 years and a bartender at Ike’s Bar, Wilkes-Barre. Mike was a loving father, brother, uncle and friend. He will always be remembered by the

ones he loved and the ones who loved him so much. He is survived by son Kevin M. Mills, Harveys Lake; sisters, Karen Taylor, Wilkes-Barre, and Robin Santey, Hanover Township; brother, Richard Mills, Wilkes-Barre; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Mills. Memorial service is today, Sunday, May 5 at 64 Anthracite St., Wilkes-Barre. Arrangements are by Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre.

Viola (Loraine) Williams May 1, 2013 Viola (Loraine) Williams, 84, of Duryea, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Born Feb. 16, 1929, in Rockaway, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Sophie Bender Schaufler. Preceding her were her husband, Willard N. Williams; son Mark; brothers Daniel and Carl Schaufler; sisters Agnes Brady, Hazel Leanoe, Pearl Dudash and Ethel Pretzman. Surviving are sons David and wife Delores, and Willard (Bob)

and companion Suellen, Davis; brothers Harold and William Schaufler; sisters Evelyn (Gail) Bauman, Mary Schaufler, Elaine Pugliese; grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Viewing was private. Graveside services in Marcy Cemetery, Duryea, will be announced. Arrangements by Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., Old Forge. Visit www.kearneyfuneralhome.com for information.

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The Valley Laxerz youth lacrosse U13 team is undefeated in regular season. Last weekend, the U13 defeated Back Mountain Black 11-1. Leading the team with a hat trick was Jake Switzer; also chipping in with two goals apiece were Dom Dulucca and Sam Greenfield and Dylan Roebuck. With his first goal of the season, Harrison Kayton found the back of the net in the third period. Goalie FJ Braccini has given up only five goals in the last five games. Prior to last week, the Laxerz teams went a combined 4-0 with wins against Scranton team as well as the Back Mountain Black team. On Tuesday, April 23, the U11 team defeated Scranton team 100. The offense was lead by Trent Hilbert,Dmitri Dipetro in addition to Chase Yochem, Jake Kozden

Anna “Ann” (Yasulatis) Bartnikowski, 95, of Hughestown, formerly of Duryea, passed away Monday, April 29, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. She was born in Duryea Aug. 9, 1917 and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Maggie (Zevingel) Yasulatis. Ann was a member of Nativity of our Lord Parish, Duryea. She attended Duryea schools. Throughout her life, she worked and retired from the local garment industry. She enjoyed many trips to Atlantic City, but most of all she enjoyed being with her family and friends. She will be deeply missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph, who passed away in February 1995; her brothers, Thomas, Joseph and Bruno Yasulatis and her sister Margaret McGrath. Ann is survived by her son

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OBITUARIES Joseph J. Gromala

Lena Gregori

May 2, 2013

Joseph J. Gromala, 61, of Jenkins Township, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at WilkesBarre General Hospital. Born in Dupont on Sept. 7, 1951, he was a son of the late Joseph and Lillian Zuba Gromala. A graduate of Pittston Area High School, Class of 1969, he was formerly employed by Techneglas and recently by Sandvik Steel, South Abington Township. An avid sportsman, he was a member of the Elm Street Sportsman Club, Dupont. Surviving are his wife, JoAnn Hrab Gromala; sons, Stephen, Jenkins Township, and Joseph, at home; brother, John Gromala, Pittston Township; sisters, Cath-

erine Sweeney, Norristown; Mary Walsh, Duryea, and Donna Bartosiewicz, Avoca; nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the Kizis-Lokuta Funeral Home, 134 Church St., Pittston. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated by Father Joseph Bertha at 10 a.m. in St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, North Main Street, Pittston. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Pittston. Friends and family may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Parastas service will be at 7 p.m.

April 28, 2013 Lena Gregori, 100, formerly of West Pittston and more recently a resident of Golden Living Center, Wilkes-Barre, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Lena was born March 7, 1913, in Pistoia, Italy, daughter of the late Alfredo and Giuditta Tosi, and immigrated to America on the ship Duca Di Abruzzi in 1915. Lena was predeceased by her husband, Gregorio Gregori, in March 1950, as well as her son Private Joseph Gregori (MIA-KIA) in Korea

Robert S. Hreha, a lifelong resident of Exeter, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Robert, born Jan. 24, 1957, was the son of Paul Hreha, Exeter, and the late Ann Pagliocca Hreha. Robert, beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, fought a courageous eight-year battle against the ravages of cancer. He is now at peace and has regained his health. Robert was a graduate of Wyoming Seminary, Class of 1974. He received an associate’s degree in phlebotomy from Luzerne County Community College. Robert worked at many jobs during his short life, including Andrew Hreha & Sons General Contractors, Great Additions, Eddie Leon Candies, and was co-owner of Center Street Coffee House, Scranton, with Deb Pavlico. Robert found his true vocation as a health care aide for Bayada Health Care. He was a compassionate and caring aide who took great joy in helping others who could not help themselves. Robert had many talents. He was an accomplished baker, a skill he learned from his much-loved mother, Ann Hreha. His many friends looked forward to his Italian cookies during the holidays. His flower gardens were admired by everyone who passed his home. He inherited his green thumb from his Hreha ancestors. Robert was preceded in death by his mother, Ann Pagliocca Hreha, in 2003; and his sister Margaret Ann Hreha, in 2012. Robert is survived by his father, Paul Hreha, Exeter; brother, Ralph

DeLucia, Exeter; sister Connie Cleveland (John), Granbury, Texas; brother, Andrew Hreha, Federal Way, Wash.; his much-loved niece, Annarella Hreha, Federal Way; aunt, Eleanor Pagliocca, Pittston; numerous cousins; his constant companion, Daisy. A special thanks is given to his lifelong friends, Mark Marcin, Dave and Bonnie Brakefield, Deb Pavlico, Janine Oliveri, Adrienne Gonda and Paul Nardone, for their support during this journey. The family also thanks the staff at the Henry Cancer Center for their care while Robert was undergoing chemotherapy. A special thanks goes to the staff of Hospice Community Care for the compassion shown and care given to Robert during his final journey. Family and friends are requested to go directly to Immaculate Conception Church, Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston, for a celebratory Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, with Msgr. John Sempa as celebrant. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at Glenwood Mausoleum. Friends may call Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anthony Recupero Funeral Home, 406 Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South WilkesBarre, 25 Church St., WilkesBarre, PA 18765; or to the Exeter Ambulance Association.

Lena’s favorite hobbies were gardening, crocheting and doing anything creative. Surviving are her son Alfred, Enfield, Conn.; daughters, Margaret Dzanis, Dallas, and Norma Frushon, Holmdel, N.J.; brother Julio Liberati, Easton; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 1, at the Anthony Recupero Funeral Home, 406 Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston, with Monsignor John Sempa officiating. Interment was West Pittston Cemetery.

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in November 1950. Joseph’s remains were recovered in Korea and identified through a DNA match in Hawaii and returned for burial in West Pittston in August 2006. Also preceding her in death were her grandson Keith Dzanis; brothers Anthony Tosi and Joseph Liberati Sr.; sisters, Elizabeth LaNunziata, Mary Scelba and Dora Liberati. Lena was formerly employed at Amelia Blouse Co. and Nardone’s Restaurant, both in West Pittston.

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James Himlin, 47, of Yatesville, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013, in Fox Subacute Center, Mechanicsburg. Born in Wilkes-Barre on June 11, 1965, he was the son of Antoinette Tozzi Himlin of Yatesville and the late James Himlin. He was a graduate of Pittston Area High School. He enjoyed fishing, quad riding, and watching wrestling, NASCAR

and the Philadelphia Eagles, as well as attending monster truck jamborees. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Kelly Ann Himlin Garmize; and a brother, Christopher Himlin. Surviving are his mother, Antoinette Tozzi Himlin; and brothers, Joseph and Vincent Himlin, all

of Yatesville. Also surviving are a nephew, Christopher Tilley; aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 9 a.m. at the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston. Interment was in St. Rocco’s Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome. com.

Mary Anzalone April 27, 2013 Mary Anzalone, a resident of Pittston, died Saturday, April 27, 2013, at home. She was born Nov. 25, 1921, in Dunmore, a daughter of the late Gaetano and Maria Grazia (Cali) Anzalone. She was a member of the ILGWU. Surviving are sister Theresa Anzalone, Pittston; brother Paul Anzalone, Meshoppen; sister-in-law Arlene Anzalone, Fairfax, Va.; love-

ly nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephws; great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews and one great-great-great-niece; brothers Joseph Anzalone, Cataldo Anzalone and Salvatore “Sam” Anzalone; sisters, Sarah Maruzzielli and Isabella Falzone; sister-in-law Maryann Anzalone. Funeral Services have been entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township .

Viewing hours will be private and at the convenience of the family. A Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, May 4, 2013 from St. Joseph Marello Parish, William Street, Pittston. Private interment services were in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. For further information or to express your condolences to Mary’s family, please visit www.GrazianoFuneralHome.com.

Viola (Loraine) Williams May 1, 2013 Viola (Loraine) Williams, 84, of Duryea, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Born Feb. 16, 1929, in Rockaway, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Sophie Bender Schaufler. Preceding her were her husband, Willard N. Williams; son Mark; brothers Daniel and Carl Schaufler;

sisters Agnes Brady, Hazel Leanoe, Pearl Dudash and Ethel Pretzman. Surviving are sons David and wife Delores, and Willard (Bob) and companion Suellen, Davis; brothers Harold and William Schaufler; sisters Evelyn (Gail) Bauman, Mary Schaufler, Elaine Pugliese; grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Viewing was private. Graveside services in Marcy Cemetery, Duryea, will be announced. Arrangements by Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., Old Forge. Visit www.kearneyfuneralhome. com for information.


Robert F. Wallace, of Wyoming, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at home, under the excellent care of Southern Care Hospice and Dr. Charles Manganiello. Bob was born, educated and resided in the Wyoming Valley and graduated from the James M. Coughlin High School. He served in the U.S. Army during peacetime and served in the Pennsylvania National Guard, 109th Field Artillery, Kingston. Before he retired, Bob was employed as a construction inspector by several eastern United States engineering companies. In his retirement years, he enjoyed fishing, lure making, woodworking, boat

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building and local history. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Holy Trinity Church, Swoyersville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Al J. and Martha Sadownick Wallace; and his stepmother, Carole Ott Wallace. Surviving are his wife, Bonnie (Ostrowski) Wallace; son, Robert E. Wallace, Joliet, Mont.; sister, Jean Norton, and her husband, William, Hudson, Fla.; brother, James Wallace; uncle, Frank Wallace, Clearwater, Fla.; brother-in-law, Leon Ostrowski, and his wife, Dolores, Mountain Top; sister-in-law, Catherine Ostrowski, Hanover Township; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral was Saturday at Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Mass of Christian Burial was in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville. For information, visit www.lehmanfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, PA 18644; the Osterhout Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702; or a charity of the donor’s choice. For more information or to send the family condolences, visit the funeral home’s website at www.lehmanfuneralhome.com.

Jean Naomi Shinko April 25, 2013 Jean Naomi Shinko, 84, of Harding, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in Pittston on Oct. 28, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Eliza Hite Jones. She graduated from West Pittston High School. Jean was a member of the Grace Bible Church, West Pittston, and currently was attending Mount Zion

United Methodist Church. She was past member of the Harding Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the Women’s Bingo and Bunco Clubs. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Cook’s Pharmacy, Kingston. She was preceded in death by

her husband, Bennie Shinko, 2009; brother, Clarence Jones Jr.; and niece, Sandra Butwin. Surviving are her son, Daryl, with whom she resided; sister, Elizabeth Wilson, West Pittston; and several cousins. A memorial service was Saturday, May 4 at the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. The Rev. Leslie Halchak officiated.

Caroline Viola (Ditullo) Matenus, 85, formerly of Swoyersville and Wyoming, peacefully entered eternity at Manor Care Nursing Home, Laureldale, on April 30, 2013, on what would have been her 58th wedding anniversary. She was born on March 4, 1928, in West Pittston, a daughter of the late Lena (Corridoni) Bosworth and Peter Ditullo. She was a graduate of West Pittston High School, Class of 1946. After working in the garment manufacturing industry and being a member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, she retired in 1985. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church, Swoyersville, and of the Holy Name Society. In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 37 years, Raymond J. Matenus, who died on May 28, 1992; and her loving friend, Charles (Carl) Artim, who died on Jan. 15, 2011. Surviving are her daughter, Barbara, wife of John Bieber, Fleetwood; son, Paul, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; two granddaugh-

ters, Rachel and Lauren Bieber, Fleetwood; sister, Victoria, wife of Gordon Remington, Niceville, Fla.; brother, George Ditullo, husband of Rose, Trenton, N.J.; two nieces and three nephews; many devoted friends and relatives. A heartfelt thanks is given for the kind and loving care she received from the staff at Manor Care, where she had been a resident since June 2008. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Swoyersville, on Monday, May 6 at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Carol to the charity that she and Ray were devoted to and visited on a trip in March 1991: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 5015 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or online at www.stjude.org. Arrangements provided by Walter R. Christ Funeral Home Inc., Muhlenburg Township. For information, visit www.christfuneralhome.com.

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Mr. John Yurkanin Jr., of Duryea, passed away Saturday at his home. Born in Duryea, he was the son of the late John and Mary Skasko Yurkanin He attended Duryea schools. He was last employed by Mid Way Tool, Plains Township. He was formerly employed at Topps Chewing Gum Co., Duryea. He once served with the 109th Infantry, West Pittston, as a sergeant. He was a member of St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston; Teamsters Local. He was a former coach for the Duryea VFW Little League Team and the Duryea Wildcats mini football team. He was an avid sportsman and bowler. He and his wife, the former Cynthia Moluski, would of celebrated their 53 wedding anniversary on May 6.

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Samuel T. Perrins Sr., 87, of Duryea, entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 19, 2013, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. He was born in Plains Township on Sept. 4, 1925, a son of the late George and Isabel (Griffiths) Perrins. Sam was a member of Nativity Of Our Lord Parish, Duryea. He attended Dupont High School and later received his high school diploma from the Pittston Area School District from a program called “Operation Recognition” that grants diplomas to honorably discharged World War II veterans who did not graduate because of their entry into the military. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving our country in World War II and the Korean War. Samuel was a recipient of the Bronze Star

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medal. He retired from Defazio Express Inc. Samuel will always be remembered for his generosity, kind heart and sense of

humor. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Eugene P. Perrins, who passed away Dec. 24, 2010; son-in-law, Alan Celusniak, 1997; sisters, Elizabeth, Eleanor and Sarah; and brothers, George, Arthur, Joseph, Russell and Phillip. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, the former Genevieve (Panetski) Perrins; daughters, Maureen Celusniak, Dallas, and Frances and her husband, James Tomlin, Bellbrook, Ohio; son, the Rev. Samu-

el, at home; grandchildren, Alan, Michael and Jonathan Celusniak, Justin Tomlin and his wife, Brittany, Joshua and Jesse Tomlin, and Leslie (Perrins) Huntingcut and her husband, John; and greatgrandson, Michael Celusniak. Funeral was held privately on Saturday, April 27 from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at Nativity Of Our Lord Parish (Holy Rosary Church), Duryea. The Rev. Joseph Elston served as celebrant. Interment was held at Holy Rosary Cemetery, Duryea. Memorial contributions can be made to AMVETS Honor Guard, 111 Lidy Road, Dupont, PA 18641. Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com.

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Marcia C. Steer, of Duryea, passed away Monday evening at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in Duryea, she was a daughter of the late Herman and Helen Barlik Burke. She was a graduate of Duryea High School, College Misericordia, and earned her master’s degree in guidance from the University of Scranton. Prior to retirement, she was employed by the Pittston Area School District as a guidance counselor. She was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea. She was one of the founding members of the Duryea Women’s Club, active with the Duryea Library and was a member of the board of directors of the Duryea Ambulance Association and the Mt. Laurel Lions Club, Wilkes-Barre. She was noted for making the chowder for the Germania Hose Company’s annual picnic.

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Samuel Dellarte, 87, of Wyoming, passed away April 12, 2013 in Pensacola, Fla. Born Oct. 4, 1925 in Wyoming, he was the son of the late Anthony and Rosalia (Gennaro) Dellarte. He was a graduate of Wyoming Memorial High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Dellarte was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church of St. Barbara’s Parish Exeter, and a 50-year member of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers. Sam took great pride in being part of the construction of St. Anthony of Padua Church. He enjoyed bowling and going to baseball games and was an avid Boston

Red Sox fan. Sam lost his voice to cancer in 2002, but never lost his spirit or sense of humor. He will always be remembered as a kind and caring man by all who knew him. Preceding him in death were an infant son, Sam Jr., 1968; sister ,Mary Giordano; brothers, Anthony (Herg) and Andrew (Neary) Dellarte. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Dorothy (Tryniewski) Dellarte; daughter Susan Dellarte, Wyoming, with whom he resided; son James Dellarte and Kim Straub, West Wyoming; sisters, Rose

Vasile, Portageville, N.Y.; Mae Loudon, Pittston; Rosalie Dellarte, Wyoming; brother Joseph Dellarte and his wife Joan, Wyoming; numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was Thursday, May 2 at 9:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony of Padua Church of St. Barbara’s Parish, 28 Memorial St., Exeter. Interment was at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Barbara’s Parish, 28 Memorial St., Exeter, PA 18643 or the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517. Arrangements are by the MetcalfeShaver-Kopeza Funeral Home, Inc., Wyoming.

Catherine T. Kashuba April 30, 2013 Catherine T. Kashuba, 71, of Pittston, passed away Tuesday at the Regional Hospital, Scranton. Born in Duryea, she was a daughter of the late William and Edna Abent Kroptavich. She was a graduate of Duryea High School. Prior to retirement, she was employed as a head custodian in the Pittston Area School District. She was a member of Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, Pittston. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, who passed

away on May 3, 2010. Surviving are two sons, James and his wife, Jodi, Pittston, and Richard and his wife, Paula, West Pittston; grandchildren, Rachel, Kaylyn and Richard III; sisters, Marion Kroptavich and Mrs. Robert Eleanor Romanczuk, both of Duryea; brothers, William III and James Kroptavich, both of Duryea, and Robert and his wife, Sharon Kroptavich, Ransom; and

nieces and nephews. Funeral was Saturday, May 4 from the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea, with Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of the Eucharist Church, Pittston. Interment was in St. Casimir’s Cemetery, Pittston. To leave the family an online condolence or for further information, please visit the funeral home’s website at www.piontekfuneralhome.com.

Marcia and her husband, Jimmy, would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24, 2013. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are sister, Bernice Ferranti, and her husband, Donald, Old Forge; brother, Paul Burke, and wife Helen, Duryea; nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, May 3 in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea, with the Rev. Andrew Sinnott, Pastor, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Rosary School, Stephenson Street, Duryea, PA 18642. To leave the family an online condolence or for further information, please visit the funeral home’s website, www.piontekfuneralhome.com.

Jean Naomi Shinko April 25, 2013 Jean Naomi Shinko, 84, of Harding, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in Pittston on Oct. 28, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Eliza Hite Jones. She graduated from West Pittston High School. Jean was a member of the Grace Bible Church, West Pittston, and currently was attending Mount Zion United Methodist Church. She was past member of the Harding Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the Women’s Bingo and Bunco Clubs. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Cook’s Pharmacy, Kingston. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie Shinko, 2009; brother, Clarence Jones Jr.; and niece, Sandra Butwin. Surviving are her son, Daryl,

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April 30, 2013 She kept up a strong fight after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1972. Determined not to let the disease rule her life, Ronnie overcame her own troubles to be an outstanding family woman and a friend to many. A beloved wife, mother and grandmother, she was a strong, smart and independent woman, strong in her beliefs. A devoted Catholic of Holy Redeemer Parish, Falls, she never lost her faith as she faced her struggles. A great thanks to all of the caregivers that kept her happy and able to continue to live in her home in Falls. She appreciated all that you did for her and greatly enjoyed the jokes you told her. A Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, May 3 in Holy Redeemer Church, Falls. Interment was in St. John’s, Cemetery, Duryea. Arrangements are by the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc, 204 Main St., Duryea. To leave the family an online condolence or for additional information, visit the funeral home’s website at www.piontekfuneralhome.com.

Eugene P. Delahunty Sr., 84, of Gainesville, Fla., died at home on Thursday, April 25, 2013, where he lived with his daughter, Mary Jo Delahunty, and his beloved dog, Jo Jo. Gene was born in Audubon, N.J., but grew up in West Pittston. He served in the U.S. Air Force as an airplane mechanic, receiving the rank of staff sergeant. Gene retired from United National Bank after 30 years with the title of senior vice president of the trust department. He was preceded in death by his brothers, George and Clifford; and his sister, Louise Mellon. Gene is survived by his four children, Gene Jr., Peter, Rita Merker and Mary Jo; his sister, Miriam Gower; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. The family will celebrate Gene’s life privately. He will be interred at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carverton. In lieu of flowers, memorial

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He was a former member of St. Ignatius Church, Kingston. Michael was preceded in death by brothers, Edward and James Stanislow; and sister, Dorothy Sheard. Surviving are sons, Michael Joel Stanislow and his wife, Mary Jean, and Kenneth Stanislow and his wife, Linda; grandchildren, Logan, Landon and Madison; sister, Betty Burba; and numerous nieces and nephews. Private funeral services were held from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley.

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Arrangements by Milam Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Gainesville.

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Michael J. Stanislow Jr. Michael J. Stanislow Jr., 67, of Kingston and formerly of Jenkins Township, passed away Thursday at his home. He was born in Kingston on Sept. 3, 1945, a son of the late Michael J. Stanislow Sr. and Elizabeth Yudichak. Michael served with the U.S. Army for six years during the Vietnam War and an additional 19 years with the 109th Artillery Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard. He was a volunteer for the Jenkins Township Fire Department and Auxiliary Police for 30 years.

contributions may be made in his name to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606.

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Ramonda ‘Ronnie’ P. Franko, of Falls, passed away Tuesday evening at her home. Born in Throop, she was a daughter of the late Giammario and Sophia Pasko Equinozzi. She was a graduate of Dunmore High School, where she served as head majorette. She formerly served as postmaster at the Falls Post Office. She was a member of Corpus Christi Parish, Falls, formerly Church of the Holy Redeemer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Franko Jr.; and brother, Arthure Equinozzi. Surviving are daughers, Mrs. Samina Cognetti and husband, Bruno, Falls, and Mrs. Judy Adams and husband, Robert, Dallas; son, Elmer (EJ) Franko III, Falls; grandchildren, Bruno and John Cognetti, Robert Adams, Jesteen Adams and Elaina Cognetti; great-grandchild, Robert Adams III; sister, Mrs. Matilda Gavalis, Uniondale; nieces and nephews. Ramonda Patricia Franko was young at heart and mind, with an unbelievable sweet tooth. Ronnie sweetened up the special moments in life. A sassy, outgoing woman, she was the motorcycle-driving certified postmaster from Falls.

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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.

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.

TWO BE D R O O M H O M E L OC AT E D I N A V E R Y PR I V A T E SETTING ON 1.4 ACRES. CENTRAL AIR, SCREENED PORCH, EXTRA BUILDING COULD BE USED FOR 2 CAR GARAGE. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A SMALLER HOME, THIS COULD BE THE ONE! MLS# 13-1622 CALL CHARLIE 829-6200 DIR: HIGHWAY 315 TURN EAST ON WESTMINSTER RD, GO ABOUT 1/2 MILE, HOME ON RIGHT JUST PAST LAZY-BOY.

WORTH MORE THAN LISTED PRICE! 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH CAPE COD WITH CENTRAL AIR, HARDWOOD FLOORS, FENCED YARD, ABOVE GROUND POOL. MLS# 13-789 CALL TOM 262-7716 DIR: RIVER ST TO OLD RIVER RD, RIGHT ON RICHMONT, HOME ON RIGHT.

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.

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.

FOUR SQUARE HOUSE WITH LARGE ROOMS AND OLD WORLD FEATURES IN THE WOODWORK AND STAINED GLASS. A MUST SEE HOME WITH 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, DETACHED GARAGE. MLS# 13-190 CALL CHARLIE 829-6200 DIR: NORTH ON MAIN ST, LEFT ON STEPHENSON, LEFT ON CHURCH.

WELL MAINTAINED THREE BEDROOM HOME WITH LARGE YARD, PLENTY OF PARKING AND IT’S MOVE IN READY! MLS# 13-1531 CALL KEVIN 817-0706 DIR: BLACKMAN ST TO RIGHT ON BROWN, RIGHT ON BRADFORD, HOME 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.

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.

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.

LARGE HOME WITH FOUR BEDROOMS, 1 3/4 BATHS, 1900 SQ. FT. ON A LARGE LOT. MLS# 13-215 CALL CHARLIE 829-6200 DIR: MAIN ST. DUPONT TU RN U P LIDY’S ROAD, HOUSE IS ON THE 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.

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 TWO FAMILY HOME FEATURES 2 BR EACH SIDE, SEPERATE ELECTRIC. ONE FURNACE, LARGE YARD AND OFF STREET PARKING FOR BOTH. MOVE IN CONDITION. MLS# 13-1569 CALL COLLEEN 237-0415 DIR: MAIN ST. AVOCA TO RIGHT ON VINE ST, RIGHT ON WILLIAM. 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.

WITH 10 ROOMS & 4 BEDROOMS, THIS GREAT HOME ALSO FEATURES 2 BATHS AND A 2 CAR GARAGE WITH CENTRAL AIR, LARGE YARD AND NEWER DRIVEWAY. ALL AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE. MLS# 13-1073 CALL TOM 262-7716 DIR: NORTH ON MAIN ST. FROM WB, HOME IS ON THE 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.

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.

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.

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, MLS# 12-3926 CALL COLLEEN 237-0415 DIR: NORTH ON MAIN ST, TURN AT LIGHT BY NEW TURKEY HILL, HOME ON RIGHT.

4 BEDROOM HOME WITH ORIGINAL WOODWORK, POCKET DOORS, STAINED GLASS WINDOWS & MODERN KITCHEN & B A T H S . N E W E R WINDOWS, FURNACE & WATER HEATER. MLS# 13-447 CALL MICHELE 905-2336 DIR: NORTH ON MAIN ST. AVOCA 1 BLOCK PAST EANIE O’S TO RIGHT ON CHURCH ST. HOME ON LEFT.

TAKE A LOOK INSIDE OF THIS LARGE 2/3 STORY, MODERN KITCHEN AND BATH, GAS HEAT, DETACHED 4 CAR GARAGE, FINISH THE THIRD FLOOR FOR ADDITIONAL BEDROOMS. MLS# 13-1556 CALL LUANN 602-9280 DIR: FROM PITTSTON, TRAVEL ON MAIN ST JENKINS PROPERTY IS ON THE LEFT BEFORE LAFLIN ROAD.

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.

LARGE FAMILY HOME WITH MASTER BEDROOM & BATH ON FIRST FLOOR. GAS HEAT, GARAGE, AND EXTRA LOT. MLS# 13-294 CALL CHARLIE 829-6200 DIR: ROCK ST OFF LAUREAL, RIGHT ON CENTER, 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.


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Residents upset over gas fee hike in 1948

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t isn’t Skyfall, but the story of Fred Gedrich’s working life with the U.S. Departments of Defense and State is one of political intrigue in exotic locales. Gedrich has been to 50 countries. His favorite place? His hometown of Avoca. Gedrich has dined in exotic locales such as Rome and Paris. His favorite dish? Cebula’s Pizza in Dupont. Whenever he comes home for a visit, he takes multiple trays of the pizza — created by his late paternal Aunt Lily in the 1930s — back to Virginia where he lives. Gedrich has written articles for the Jerusalem Post, The Miami Herald, National Review Online, New York Post, New York Daily News, San Francisco Chronicle and Washington Times. His favorite publication? The Sunday Dispatch. The great-grandson of Irish and Polish immigrants, Gedrich grew up in Avoca in the 1950s before the school consolidation, when Avocans had everything they needed within the town’s square mile. There were four elementary schools and a high school, five churches, mom and pop grocery and butcher shops, an Acme and A&P, a bakery, barber and shoe shops, the earliest local Little League, a volunteer fire company and plenty of sandlots around town where the kids played baseball, football and basket-

Question: In 1968, why were players on the Pittston Area baseball team under more pressure than usual at the start of their season? 1948 - 65 YEARS

Above, Fred Gedrich is shown at the Giza Pyramids in Egypt about to take a camel ride. Below, he and the late Senator Jesse Helms. And bottom, Fred and Ollie North.

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WORLD VIEW Having visited 48 of the 50 states and 50 countries, Fred Gedrich offers his take on the world. Most impoverished nation visited: Haiti (I highlighted many of its problems in a 2004 UPI essay titled ‘Ending Haiti’s Nightmare.’) Best event attended: President Ronald Reagan’s National Cathedral funeral service in the company of U.S. and global dignitaries. Happiest experiences: With my wife, Gail, the birth of our children, grandchildren and great-grandchild and, most recently, the birth of our youngest grandchild, Olivia. Favorite place most to visit: Family and friends in Avoca. While things have changed in the old hometown, one thing hasn’t - the friendships. I’ve been blessed with a treasure-trove of lifetime friends and memories. Though I live in Virginia, I keep in touch with a lot of my childhood friends scattered around the country or still living in town. We routinely spin yarns, mostly via the Internet, about days of yore and current topics. And every one of us religiously follows our real paper of record, the Pittston Sunday Dispatch.

By JACK SMILES | jsmiles@psdispatch.com

W Y O M I N G A R E A C AT H O L I C N E W S

WAC schedules spring concert, Broadway on Wyoming Wyoming Area Catholic in Exeter announces the following: BROADWAY ON WYOMING Our spring concert, Broadway on Wyoming, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 in the school auditorium. This concert is a concluding residency show integrating the arts and utilizes all facets of a Broadway show, presented by students in grades Pk-8. Our concert this year is being conducted by our Artist in Residence Mr. Thomas Mark Fallon. ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Mr. Thomas Mark Fallon, a Countertenor Vocal Artist, is the Artist in Residence at Wyoming Area Catholic for the spring semester. Mr. Fallon is a native of Scranton, but currently resides in Boston. His residency has been made possible through the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts as an Advanced Rostered Artist with NEIU 19

and the Parent Volunteer Association of Wyoming Area Catholic School. PATRONS As we prepare for our Broadway Extravaganza, we are in the process of transforming our stage and auditorium and hallway into a Broadway theater. We have been working hard to lay out plans and one of the ideas we have is to line the hallway leading to the “theater” with “Hollywood Stars” or patrons. The stars are made of vinyl and peel back so that, at the end of the evening performance, patrons can take their star home. We are selling these “stars” or patrons for $10. For more information, all the school at 654-7982. NJHS INDUCTEES Congratulations to our new inductees into the National Junior Honor Society. These sixth and seventh-graders have

maintained at least a B average throughout the year,and have also shown the characteristics of Citizenship, Character, Leadership and Service. Congratulations also to our current members of the National Honor Society who have maintained their membership through academic achievement. The inductees into the National Junior Honor Society for 2012-13 school years are Jada Exter, Gregory Godlewski, Bianca Mazzarella, Sarah Miller, Adiya Golden, Michael Mecadon, Samantha Rajza Joshua Hartigan Jacob Modlesky, Ryan Bella, Christian Holmes, Danielle Morris, Lauren Best Jason Isley Tyler Mozeleski, Dylan Burwell, Rachel Kern, Nicholas Prociak, Lindsey Chepalonis Elizabeth Kravitz Alexis Stella, Dominic Cirelli, Allyson Laiuvara, Emma Ulichney, MacKenzie Crake, Rebecca Lalko and Alexandra VanHorn.

SUMMER LEARNING SERIES Wyoming Area Catholic announce its Summer Learning Series sessions for all school age groups. You can view a list of all sessions, their dates and times at www.summerlearningatwc.com. On that website you can also track the amount of spots available in each particular session. YEARBOOK TIME It is time to pre-order your 2012-2013 school yearbook. Thanks to Mrs. PaddockKaminski and Mrs. Weiss and homeroom teachers, we had thousands of pictures to choose from. Quantities are limited. The cost of the yearbook is $25. Please make check payable to “Wyoming Area Catholic School.” Please do not send cash. Your check will act as a receipt. Yearbooks will arrive on June 1 and will be distributed as soon as they arrive. Pre-order forms have been sent home in the parent envelope

AGO Pittston city officials strongly protested a 10 percent rate increase proposed by the Pittston Gas Company. The new rate, set for approval by the Public Utility Commission, was due to the increased cost of coal, oil and labor. The Pittston Gas Company was listed as part of a chain under the holdings of John W. Ware and served Pittston, Hughestown, West Pittston and Exeter. According to Act 43 of 1937, the General Assembly replaced the Public Service Commission with the Public Utility Commission, to better “supervise and regulate” all public utilities doing business in the Commonwealth. St. John’s High School participated in the first Anthracite Track and Field Games sponsored by the University of Scranton. Having only a “few days to practice on a new field” the Johnnies held the lead in many of the events. Bernie Klemchak, Ozzie English, Leo Jordan and Tommy McFadden captured the 440 yard relay by 20 yards. Joe McGlynn, Joe Clark, Joe Loughney and Jim Manley took the second race by 40 yards and in the 880 yard relay Frank Doyle, John Connors, Marty Micklas and Joe “Dusty” Connors led the pack by 400 yards. 1958 - 55 YEARS AGO Airman Third Class John N. Kavka, of Pittston, was awarded the American Spirit Honor Medal at Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming. The award was in recognition of his outstanding traits, honor, initiative, loyalty and high example to fellow airmen. Kavka was a 1956 graduate of Pittston High School. The award is a bronze medallion, 1 3/8 inches in diameter, on the obverse side a sunburst with the American Eagle rampant, superimposed. Around the perimeter are the words “American Spirit Honor Medal” and in an interior circle the motto of the Citizens Committee for the Army, Navy, and Air Force, Inc.: “Serve with Heart, Head, and Hand.” On the reverse side is a torch with the words “For High Example to Comrades in Arms.” Louis Forlenza, of West Pittston, held the distinction of being the “first resident of Italian ancestry” to hold an elected office in the borough. Forlenza won the post of justice of the peace in the 1958 election. A well-known barber and resident of West Pittston for 25 years, Forlenza was honored at a banquet chaired by Nicholas Soricelli and Al Forlenza. Members of the planning committee included Joseph Chiampi, Peter Carozza, Al Balzano, Anthony Pugliese and Fred Ciampi. The Sunday Dispatch Inquiring Photographer asked, “Would you say men are taking second place to women in today’s world?” Mary Ann Mazaitis, of Pittston, answered, “Yes, if women had the opportunities men have there would be no question women would be in first place and men in second. Jerome Lapansky, of Port Griffith, added, “No, I think when times change men will get back to work and women will go back to taking care of their homes.” Angelo Saia, of West Pittston, stated, “Yes, come to think of it hadn’t it always been like that? Maybe it’s just that men are beginning now to find out how things are.” 1968 - 45 YEARS AGO Pittston and West Pittston joined forces by designating the month of May as Clean Up, Paint Up and Fix Up Month. Marilyn Van Duzer, of West Pittston, event chairman, Roy Stauffer, honorary chairman, Robert Loftus, Pittston mayor, Robert Campbell, West Pittston mayor, Robert Walsh, councilman, Vincent O’Hara, Chamber of Commerce executive director, and Paul Cadden, event chairman, gathered under the Japanese cherry blossom trees on the River Commons in West Pittston to sign the proclamaSee PEEKING, Page 4B


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PA Middle School to hold annual 8th Grade Dance DISTRICT NEWS • Kindergarten registration Dr. Michael Garzella, superintendent of the Pittston Area School District, has announced that registration of students who plan to attend kindergarten in the district for the 2013-14 school year will take place on May 20, 21, 22 and 23. Registration hours will be from 9 to 11:00 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Pittston Area Primary Center, Rock Street, Hughestown. Students will be registered alphabetically according to their last name: A-F - May 20 G-L - May 21 M-R - May 22 S-Z - May 23 All students must be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2013. For registration, parents will need their child’s birth certificate and immunization records. All children entering kindergarten require proof of the following immunizations, as required by the PA Dept. of Health: DPT – four doses, one dose on or after the fourth birthday; Polio – three doses; MMR – two doses; Hepatitis B – three doses; Varicella (Chicken Pox) – two doses of vaccine or history of disease. The school district also requires parents to show proof of residency. Acceptable documentation includes:a deed, a lease, current utility bill, current credit card bill, property tax bill, vehicle registration, driver’s license or PennDOT identification card. Each child will also receive hearing and vision screenings. Children will also receive a Reading Readiness Assessment, which is an assessment of pre-reading skills, consisting of two parts: identifying letters of the alphabet and phonemic awareness assessment. For more information, call the Pittston Area Kindergarten Center at 654-0503 or the Primary Center at 6553785. Registration packets are available at the Kindergarten, Primary and Intermediate Centers for students who plan to enter kindergarten for the 2013-14 school year. Parents may pick up the packets at the above schools between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Parents should complete the packet at home and bring it with them and ytheir child on the assigned registration day. A parent or guardian must bring the student to the Primary Center during the registration period in May. MIDDLE SCHOOL • Eighth-grade dance The annual eighth-grade dance will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 10 in the Middle School cafeteria. The Middle School Student Council will sponsor the dance. Music will be provided by a DJ and refreshments will be served. A photographer will be on site to take photographs for those who are interested in having individual or group pictures taken. Picture forms were distributed to interested individuals during their lunch periods. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the dance, but no limousines are permitted. All rides must be in front of the middle school no later than 8:45 p.m. and students are not permitted to leave the school before this time. • Eighgh-gradeJunior Achievement All eighth-grade students will participate at the Junior Achievement Finance Park at the Mericle Building on Oak Street in Pittston Twp. this week. JA Finance Park is designed to introduce concepts relating to personal finance. The one-day visit to the JA Mericle Family Center for Enterprise Education includes objectives related to budgeting, careers, credit, debt, investments, taxes, Social Security, honing interview skills and more. Students will attend the program according to the following schedule: May 6 - Ms. Morgan, Ms. Diaz and Mrs. Barge’s homerooms May 7 - Mr. LoBrutto, Mr. Serino and Mr. D’Angelo’s homerooms May 8 - Ms. Conlon, Dr. Keska, Mrs. Chaump and Mrs. Rebovich’s homerooms All students are to bring a brown bagged lunch. The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1pm. • Drama Club practice There will be Drama Club practice from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday. Students are responsible for their own transportation home, and all rides must be at the middle school no later than 4 p.m. The Drama Club’s show will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 31. • Spelling Bee practice There will be practice for the Spelling Bee Club from 3 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday in Mrs. Brady’s room. Students are responsible for their own transportation home. • Builder’s Club The Builders Club and Pittston Area Business classes held a Lemonade Day sale yeaterday at the pocket park on

Kindergarten class sends get-well cards to Boston bombing victim

As the world follows the stories of the Boston Marathon bombing, Emily Sworen at the Ben Franklin Kindergarten Center was struck by one story in particular about a girl named Jane Richard. Jane lost her brother and one of her legs in the bombing. After hearing this, Emily asked her mom and dad if they thought it would be nice to have her Kindergarten class make Jane cards and send her some well wishes. Her parents as well as her teacher, Mrs. Teresa Luvender, thought this was a great idea. The students in Mrs. Luvender’s class made homemade cards with messages, introducing themselves and wishing Jane a speedy recovery. Mrs. Sworen kindly volunteered to mail the cards and they are on their way to Jane. From left, first row, Abigail Kovac, Sophia Reza, Ann Mitchell, Aidan Romanczuk, Jason Radle, Emily Sworen, Isabella Ambrose, Ali Butcher. Second row, Cali Christian, Jayden Mazzillo, Kyle O’Malley, Matthew, Genesis Henriquez, Justin Williams, Devon Cerasaro, Zachary O’Kane, Logan Boyer. Third row, Eric Barber, Arthur Bobbouine, Allison Kipp, Madison Karp, Addison Okuniewski, Jacob Nothoff, Kyle Rowan, Logan O’Malley, Silvio Giardina and Emily Hannon. Absent were Ja’Kiera Mann and Nathan Grushinski.

Pittston Area High School students ‘clean up’ park and roadway

The Pittston Area Key Club recently helped to clean up a playground in West Pittston. Club members were asked to participate by their Kiwanis advisor and volunteered to rake the park and mulch the areas near the playground equipment. The Pittston Kiwanis conducted a street cleanup of Oak Street in Pittston on Saturday, April 13, and was joined by members of the Pittston Area Key Club and the Pittston Area Builder’s Club. The Kiwanis has two street cleanups annually on Oak Street, their territory being from the Pittston Bypass to state Route 315. Pictured at left, from left, Marissa Morreale, Julia Stella, Rachel Naylor, Ashleigh Rose, Shannen Brady, Kate Musto, and Kaleigh Valeski. Pictured at right, from left, are Ron Faust, Kiwanis; Nick Harth, Builder’s Club; Sarah Donahue, co-advisor, Builder’s Club; Shannen Brady, Key Club; Frank Thomas, Kiwanis; Katie Martin, co-advisor, Builder’s Club; Ashleigh Rose, Key Club; Sal Bernardi, Kiwanis; Kaleigh Valeski, Key Club; and Carmen Falcone, Kiwanis.

Students learn about ecosystems

PA Key Club installs officers

Students in Mrs. Donna Bittmann’s fourth grade class at the Pittston Area Intermediate Center recently finished learning about Ecosystems. They applied their knowledge by creating an ecosystem of their choice and were asked to write about and make an oral presentation describing a food web that exists within that ecosystem. Students created ocean, desert and forest ecosystems.Some of the students from Mrs. Bittmann’s class with their Ecosystem projects are, from left, first row, Marcus Fuller, Sam Capitano, Bridget McDonald and Kate Getz. Second row, Stephen Yanchis and Syra Reza.

The Pittston Area Key Club installed its new officers at a banquet held at the school on Tuesday, April 16. The members prepared the meal for 35 people and decorated the room in blue and gold and Emma Evans, Lieutenant Governor for Division 15N, retired the former officers and installed the new ones. From left, are Matt Shamnoski, treasurer, 2012-2013; Shannon Turner, secretary, 20122013; Suraj Pursnani, vice-president, 2012-2013; Kristen Fereck, president, 2012-2013; Lizz Scialpi, president, 2013-2014; Kaleigh Valeski, vice-president, 2013-2014; Ashleigh Rose, secretary,2013-2014; Shannen Brady, bulletin editor, 2013-2014. Absent at the time of the photo was Kate Musto, treasurer, 2013-2014.

Main Street in Pittston, next to Napoli’s Pizza. All proceeds will be divided amongst The March of Dimes, The Pittston Memorial Library and The Joey Frushon Fund. May 11 - Builders Club Meals on Wheels Post Office Donation Sorting Day at the Wilkes-Barre Post Office from 1:30 to 5 p.m. May 13 - Builders Club Trip to Washington, D.C. INTERMEDIATE CENTER • Science Fair The Science Fair will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 for parents and during the day for classes to visit. Students should bring in all their materials on Monday, May 6. The students will have time to set up on Monday morning.

Young Lawyer’s Club raises cash for Salvation Army The Pittston Area Young Lawyer’s Club, which is advised by Mrs. Lisa Joyce, and the Debate Club, advised by Mrs. Alane Zurek, sponsored a dress down day to benefit the West Pittston Salvation Army recently. The groups raised $701 that was presented to a Salvation Army representative to be used for the Summer Daycamp Program for Kids held at the West Pittston location of the Salvation Army. The children will do crafts, go on day trips and swim at Frances Slocum. From left, are, Sara Czerniakowski, secretary of the Young Lawyer’s Club; Sarah Gromala, president of the Young Lawyer’s Club and Debate Team; Major Sheryl Hershey of the Salvation Army, West Pittston; Kristen Santey, secretary of the Debate Team; and Megan Schuster, vicepresident of the Young Lawyer’s Club.


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Michael Wojtach

Macelia Bulzoni

Ella Luvender

Michael N. Wojtach, son of Michael and Martha Wojtach, of Dupon,t will celebrate his eighth birthday on May 13. He is a second-grade student at Pittston Area, a Cub Scout with Avoca Troop 316 and a member of AvocaDupont Little League. He received Holy Communion at Sacred Heart R.C. Church today. Michael’s maternal grandparents are Harry and Agnes Wert and his paternal grandparents are John and Irene Wojtach.

Macelia Marie Bulzoni will celebrate her fifth birthday on May 7. She is the daughter of Michael and Danielle Bulzoni, of Duryea. Maternal grandparents are Phyllis Smacchi, of Pittston and Ronald Smacchi, of Northampton. Paternal grandparents are Carmella Bulzoni, of Scranton and the late Salvatore Bulzoni.

Ella Mae Luvender, daughter of Teresa and Danny Luvender, of Exeter, is celebrating her sixth birthday today, May 5. She is the granddaughter of Dan and Janice Luvender, of Pittston Township and Tom and Judy Lambert, of Duryea. Her sister, Lydia, will help her celebrate.

Madelyn Mihalka

Sadie O’Brien

Parkar Stoss

Madelyn Grace Mihalka, daughter of Mark and Jeanna Mihalka, of Suscon, celebrated her second birthday on May 3. She is the granddaughter of Wayne and Kathy Belles, of Suscon, and Joe and Betty Mihalka, of Mountain Lake. Maddie has a brother, Max, who is 4 years old. She celebrated her birthday with a Minnie Mouse birthday party.

Sadie Anna O’Brien, daughter of Earl and Kelly O’Brien, of Avoca, will celebrate her second birthday on May 9. She is the granddaughter of Thomas and Annie Jackson, of Moosic and Jack and Marie O’Brien, of Duryea.

Parkar Emeryck Stoss, son of Jean Marie Stoss, of Exeter, celebrated his first birthday on May 4. He is the grandson of Linda Stoss, of Exeter and the late John S. Stoss, of West Pittston. Great -randparents are the late Gordon & Leatha Scoble and the late Frank & Genevieve Stoss. A party will be held in Parkar’s honor by Mom, Uncle John and Grama Linda.

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CONGRATULATIONS!

MR. AND MRS. MICHAEL LAZOWSKI

Michael and Donna Lazowski celebrate 40 years of marriage Michael and Donna Lazowski, of Dupont, are celebrating their 40”‘ wedding anniversary today, May 5. They were united in marriage at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont by the late Rev John J. Kowalkiewicz. Maid of honor was Mary Ann Paddock. Bridesmaids were Joanne Zielinski, Debbie Lazowski, Ann Marie Paddock and Marlene Romanko. Cindy Chesniak and Lori Harashinski were flower girls. Leonard Lidy served as best man. Ushers were Bernard and Leonard Zielinski, Walter Cushing and Allen Ferdyn. John Zielinski was ring bearer. Mrs. Lazowski is the daughter of Ber-

nard and Anne Zielinsi, of Dupont. She is currently employed at Cigna Healthcare. Mr. Lazowski is the son of William Lazowski and the late Dolores Lazowski, also of Dupont. He is employed at The Topps Co. in Scranton. The couple has been blessed with three children and their wonderful spouses, Amy and Richard Swartz, ofDupont; Michael and Nicole Lazowski, of Avoca; and Mary and Tim Martarano, of Dupont . The joy of their lives are their three grandchildren, Jacob and Abby Swartz and Ethan Lazowski. The couple will celebrate with a trip to Florida.

HR honor roll listed for 3rd quarter Holy Rosary School in Duryea announces the following: With the month of May almost upon us, we ask God’s special blessings on our second-grade students, who will receive their First Holy Communions this month in their home parishes. Special thanks to Mrs. Joan Dowd, our second-grade teacher, for preparing themfor this sacrament. Our most sincere thanks go to all of our priests who work so diligently and with such compassion to make this a happy time for the communicants. Thank you to everyone who made the annual sports banquet such a successful event. Limited openings are available in our kindergarten. Please call 457-2553 to make an appointment to see for yourself what Holy Rosary has to offer your family. Spring concert Congratulations to our fourth through seventh-grade students and their teachers on a wonderful spring concert. The music was outstanding. We thank Mr. David Tighe, our music teacher, the faculty, staff and parents for all they did to make this a memorable evening. As part of our concert this year, our seventh-grade class, under the direction of Mrs. Jennifer Snyder and Mr. David Tighe, dramatized the Easter story, from the Resurrection to Pentecost. Third Quarter Honor Roll The following scholars have been named to the Holy Rosary School Honor Roll. Grades 6-7-8 are eligible for the honor roll. To obtain High Honors, a student must achieve a 92.5% 100% and an “S” in all major subjects. To achieve Honors, the student must achieve an 85% or above and an “S” in all major subjects. If a student receives two Is in a subject area (i.e. music, physical education, art, computers,) he/she is not eligible for the honor roll. A mark of U will also result in a student being ineligible for the honor roll. SIXTH GRADE High Honors Grace Berlew, Lauren Cawley, Jordan Cicon, Kalley Kovaleski, Sarah Liskowicz, Peyton McNulty, Michael Mucciolo, and Kiearra Saldi. Honors Dominick Angradi, Kevin Bradigan, Larry Corridoni, Matthew D’Elia, Angelina Falcone, Hannah Ferenchick, Christina Heppding, Colton Mackell, Emily Miller, Xavier Parrick, Rylee Shay, Madeline Skutack, Michael Skutack, Joseph Stella, Maggie Stuccio, and Charlie Vermac. SEVENTH GRADE High Honors Rosalie Bennie, Brooke Costanzo, Holly Daveski, Harleigh Davis, Gi-

Catholic schools celebrate ‘Royal Pi Day’

Schools from the Holy Redeemer System of the Diocese of Scranton celebrated “Royal Pi Day” at Holy Redeemer High School during a day of activities that focused on the world’s most famous math symbol, (Pi), the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its radius. As a number, Pi is represented by 3.14159, but it is a never-ending number with no repeating pattern, making it one of math’s most intriguing concepts. Over 200 sixth grade students from Wyoming Area Catholic School, Good Shepherd Academy, Holy Rosary School, St. Nicholas/St. Mary’s School, St. Jude’s School and Holy Family Academy attended the first “Royal Pi Day.” Students from each school wore t-shirts their school designed for the day and took part in 20 activities from pie eating to pi fishing. Activities were sponsored by the schools and coordinated by student volunteers from Holy Redeemer. Awards were presented to students at the conclusion of the day. All participants also formed a human pi symbol on school grounds. The event was created by a “Pi Committee” composed of representatives from all the schools and coordinated by Eileen Rishcoff of Wyoming Area Catholic and Ann Tribendis of Holy Redeemer. Pi Day also included a system-wide service project where students donated “round” toys (balls, dartboards, hula hoops, etc.) to Children’s Service Center for use in its partial education program. Shown during the donation are, from left Holy Redeemer students Sydney Kotch, Nanticoke; Kasey Miller, Hanover Twp.; Marnie Kusakavitch, Pittston; Jenna Nitkowski, Duryea; Brandi Martenas, Children’s Service Center; Ann Tribendis, Holy Redeemer.

anna DeSanto, Gianna Galli, Alyssa Kornish, Kyle McAndrew, Cecilia Newhart, and Andrea Ruby. Honors Ashton Ashby, Alexis Bressman, Jayna DeLucca, Olivia Johnson, Michael Lojewski, Samuel Marranca, Sidney Miller, Conor Nealon, Kayla Stelma, Trevor Tigue, and Jillian Warabak. EIGHTH GRADE High Honors Justin Coyne, Samuel D’Eliseo, Vienna Donnelly, Collin Halagarda, Emily Mazur, Denise Pinto, Zachary Scanlon, Jessica Smith, and Jonathan Smith. Honors Taryn Ashby, Adam Chase, Julienne Chropowicki, Megan Conlon, Amelia Desiderio, Joseph Gorman, Joseph June, Tyler Mackell, Victoria McNulty, Abigail Megliola, Joshua Mies, Julia Parrick, Breanna Tagliaterra, and Mat-

thew Walsh. PTO meeting The last PTO meeting of the school year will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 in the school cafeteria. Plans for the end-of-year events will be discussed. Race for Education is Friday 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 you can help make the Race for Education a success. We are in need of record keepers, through May 10, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, to tabulate donations. Additionally, approximately 50 volunteers are needed to safely and efficiently coordinate the race on race day. If you’ve never witnessed race day, it is a great day filled with high energy and lots of excitement.


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the National Park Service, in 1885, Mrs. Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore, was the first person to approach the U.S. Army Superintendent of the Office of Public Buildings and Grounds in Washington, DC, “with the proposal that cherry trees be planted along the reclaimed Potomac waterfront.” Her request was denied. Many years later, however, trees donated by the Japanese government were planted in Washington. To read more about the history of their journey, log on to http://www.

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ball in season. Fred played runningback for the Avoca high school football team, graduating in 1960. It was a time and place where nobody complained about having nothing to do. Avoca had a movie theater and plenty of cool hangouts such as Meade’s Pool Hall, Martha’s and Clifford’s soda shops, Haddock’s Swing Shop and the Barbeque. For Gedrich, growing up in that Norman Rockwellesque Avoca was character-building and safe. “I wouldn’t trade the smalltown experience for anything in the world,” he said. “It provided a solid foundation to develop hard-nosed skills in the classroom and in sports which would prove very valuable in later life, in college and beyond. For that, I give a lot of credit to my parents, the nuns at St. Mary’s and teachers at Avoca public schools and the adult mentors around town. Everybody knew everybody in town and parents almost always knew what their children were doing.” Gedrich’s parents, Rita and Fred, who died six months apart in 1994, instilled a work ethic in him. Rita worked at Laura Fashions which took over the old Avoca Palace Theater and then at Topps in Duryea. Fred Sr. started as a short-order cook and eventually became a chef in local restaurants and in the Poconos. Gedrich’s own son, Doug, his youngest, was also a restaurateur. For all the stunning positive turns Gedrich’s life has taken, he wasn’t immune to tragedy. He outlived Doug, who died in 2009. After he graduated from Avoca High, Gedrich did a three-year Army hitch, serving in Korea in the 1960s. When discharged, he came back to Avoca, worked a couple bluecollar jobs and then at the Tobyhanna Army Depot as electronic tech. That was considered a

nps.gov/cherry/cherry-blossom. 1978 - 35 YEARS AGO The Martin L. Mattei Junior High School constructed on the former Bone Stadium site in Hughestown invited the public to an open house. Scheduled to speak at the event were Ettore Lippi, architect; Michael Hopkins, president of the PA Federation of Teachers; William Alaimo, Key Club representative; Carmen Montagna, school board president; Tino Turco, junior high principal; and Martin Mattei, Pittston Area superintendent. Answer: The Pittston Area baseball team was off to a good season start, leading the league 2-0. But they were under ad-

coveted and secure job and a lot of people thought he was crazy when he gave it up an enrolled at Wilkes on the G.I. Bill. He graduated in 1973 and landed a job with the Navy. In ’83, he got a master’s degree from Central Michigan and transferred to the Department of Defense, evaluating aircraft, missiles and ships. In 1987, he moved to the State Department. With State, he was witness to some of the major turning points in global political history. He was in Beijing, China during the Tiananmen Square Massacre; Beirut, Lebanon under hostile conditions; Haiti during the embargo; several African countries undergoing political, economic and social turmoil; and the newly independent states in the former Soviet Union after the collapse of the Communist empire. He can’t tell some of the wild stories, but he does tell some funny ones, like the time he bought dinner for 10 people in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan’s finest restaurant, for less than one U.S. dollar. Gedrich retired after 28 years and is now a foreign policy and national security analyst for print, radio and TV. He has appeared on BBC, CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC and has been a guest on hundreds of radio stations throughout the country, discussing world affairs and the Global War on Terror. He is also a contributing author in the book “War Footing” and a frequent guest at embassy parties. He’s met entertainment celebrities like Jane Russell, John Wayne, Art Linkletter and Pat Boone and political celebrities like Margaret Thatcher, United Nations Ambassadors John Bolton and John Negroponte, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Newt Gingrich Gov. Jerry Brown, Al Gore, Howard Dean and Patrick Kennedy. He worked closely with late Senator Jesse Helms and his staff when Helms was Chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee to pass the American Service Members Protec-

ditional pressure in 1968 to rival the Patriot football and basketball squads’ undefeated records. Members of the Patriot baseball team in 1968 were Jim Salitis, Bruce Timchack, Carl Tomashunas, Ed Murphy, Mike Sperrazza, John Richards, Tony Testa, Marty Walker, Sam Chiarelli, student manager Jim Ardoline, Anthony Bantell, John Chimento, Richie Rava, Lou Loquasto, Paul Tylawski, Lou Tribbett, Charles Turco, Joe Neureuter , Jerry Daley and Steve Mudlock. Did the team finish the season unbeaten? Please call me at 602-0168.

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Frank Mirabelle of Pittston supplied this photo of the 1947-48 Yatesville A.C. Baseball Team. Members of the team were front row kneeling, Tony Bonomo, manager; Frank Mirabelle, Pete Mirabelle, Fred Rossi, Rocco English, Carl DeLuca. Standing Joe (Pepe) Denisco, assistant manager; Stan Zurek, Tony Musto, “Baker”, Joe Budzin and Chet Wasilewski.

Fred Gedrich meeting singer Pat Boone

tion Act, which Gedrich calls, “one of my proudest achievements.” His favorite of those he’s met is Lech Walesa – the electrician from Gdansk who led Poland’s Solidarity Labor Movement and who became Poland’s first post WWII freely-elected president after WWII. Gedrich admires Walesa as a man from a humble background who challenged and helped topple the Soviet communist empire. Gedrich is a political conservative and a super patriot. He’s involved with The Wounded Warriors Project and visits wounded vets at Walter Reed Hospital and martyred vets at Arlington National Cemetery where he always stops at the graves of Greater Pittston soldiers. Having seen most of the world, Gedrich has a perspective on America. “There isn’t a place that even comes close to the United States in terms of freedom, prosperity and opportunity. I firmly believe that most of the world’s seven billion plus residents would move to the U.S. in a heartbeat if given the chance.” If there’s a secret to Gedrich’s success, it’s clean living. He could probably fit into his old

Avoca Buffaloes football uniform. He doesn’t drink or smoke and he runs everyday, literally. He hasn’t missed a daily run in over 30 years and figures he’s covered over 55,000 miles. He’s run around the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem and along the Nile in Egypt. As though he didn’t travel enough with State — he once flew around the world to urgent assignments in a matter of days from Washington, D.C. to Frankfurt, Germany to Tokyo and back to D.C. – his favorite thing to do in retirement is travel. He’s been to Machu Picchu, the Great Wall and the Masai Mara international game park in Kenya. He’s been to 48 of 50 states, with North Dakota and Oregon still on his list. He’s been to Yellowstone National Park multiple times.

Above, on assignment in Moscow, Gedrich pauses in front St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow’s Red Square. Below is Fred Gedrich carrying the ball for Avoca High in a Thanksgiving Day game against Moosic


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Mother’s Day festivites set for St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Moms will be honored in a special way on Mother’s Day at St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church. The day will begin with Holy Mass at 9:30 a.m. The Reading of Remembrance of deceased moms will be read at the begining of Holy Mass. During Mass, the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be crowned by the one of the little girls of the parish. Following Holy Mass, moms and their families will be hosted to a breakfast. Anyone who would like to attend the breakfast must make reservations by today, May 5. Bethel United Methodist 532 Main St., Avoca 457-2566 Pastor Sharon Dietz 282-0104 Sunday – Worship service, 11:15 a.m. Communion first Sunday of each month – non-perishable food items will be collected. Mondays – Bible study, 6 p.m. alternating each week with Brick UM Church, Duryea. First Thursday of each month – food give-away, 4 to 6 p.m. for the needy of Avoca and Duryea. Brick United Methodist 935 Foote Ave., Duryea 457-4424 Pastor Sharon Dietz 282-0104 Sunday worship service, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. during morning worship services for ages 3-12 Communion first Sunday of each month – non perishable food items will be collected. Mondays – Bible study, 6 p.m. alternating each week with Bethel UM Church, Avoca; Miracle of Awareness – coffee time, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday – New beginnings meeting, 7 p.m. third Thursday of each month – United Methodist Women – 6:30 p.m. Christian and Missionary Alliance 317 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston Meals have resumed at the Breaking Bread Soup Kitchen at the church. Christ Community Clothes Closet will be open from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. First Baptist Church Water Street, Pittston Rev. James H. Breese, pastor 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. First Presbyterian Church 14 Broad St., Pittston Rev. William N. Lukesh Worship service is at 11 AM with Holy Communion A luncheon for the congregation celebrating the 130th year of our church will be held in the Fellowship Hall immediately after the worship service. United Methodist Church Corner of Broad and Church Streets, Pittston Rev. Susan Hardman-Zimmerman Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion: 1st Sunday each month Choir Rehearsal: Thursday’s at 7 p.m. unless told otherwise United Methodist Women: 2nd Monday unless told otherwise On June 15, there will be a Strawberry Shortcake Social from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church Pittston. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children - ticket includes cake, strawberries or peaches, ice cream and a beverage. Lunch menu will also be available. For tickets or additional information call 6550677 or 654-8775. The event is being sponsored by the United Methodist Women. A Fall Doo Wop Trip is scheduled on September 21 at the American Music Theater in Lancaster 2 p.m. show. Price of

American Guild of Organists present program “Pedals, Pipes and Pizza”

Members of the Pennsylvania Northeast Chapter of the American Guild of Organists sponsored their second annual “Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza” program at Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Scranton on April 21. In front is Vincent Contardi. From left, second row, are Rev. C. Albert Wagaman, Corinne Drost, Virginia Parry, Mark Pall, Tom Parry, Jean Shields, Daniel Drost, Raphael Micca, Mike Sowa and Ron Voveris.

the trip is $96 which includes bus, ticket to show, dinner after show at Shady Maple’s famous smorgasbord and bus driver tip. Call Cathy at 603-1915 for further information or to reserve a seat. Trip is being sponsored for the Flower Fund United Methodist Church Pittston. First United Presbyterian West Pittston Rev. James Thyren, pastor Phone: 654-812 Sunday, May 5 - 11 a.m., worship; 12:05 p.m., choir rehearsal; 3 p.m., confirmation class; 4 p.m., session meets with confirmands. Tuesday, May 7 - 7 p.m., trustees. Wednesday, May 9 - 9 a.m., Morning Circle. Thursday, May 9 - 7:30 p.m., Session. Saturday, May 11 - Noon to 3 p.m., sorting canned goods from the Letter Carriers Food Drive at Meals on Wheels. Services are being held at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, 1700 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. There is parking on Wyoming Avenue and in the parking lot behind the church First United Methodist Church West Pittston May 6 - 7 p.m., Administrative Council; 7 p.m., Boy Scouts May 7 - 10 a.m., Mommy & Me; 7 p.m., choir May 8 - 7 p.m., Class 18; 7 p.m., Weight Watchers May 12 - 10 a.m., Worship, Sunday School Full Gospel Chapel Avoca Full Gospel Chapel of Avoca is sponsoring a St. Pauly Textile, Inc. used clothing shed in the church parking lot. Community members donate clothing by placing it in the shed. Receipts for tax deductions are stored in a mailbox on the shed. The clothing donations are distributed in the US and internationally. St. Pauly’s then gives funding in return for clothing collected in the shed. Be sure to donate good usable clothing.

First Holy Communion will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. today, May 5. Mother’s Day Breakfast will be held following the 8 a.m. Mass on May 12. On this day, we will celebrate only one Mass at 8 a.m. There is no charge for the breakfast. Our Parish YMS of R is sponsoring this event and the breakfast is a gift to all mothers. All mothers, grandmothers, aunts and godmothers of the parish are invited. Independent Bible Church 328 Main St., Duryea 451-0346 Inkerman Presbyterian Main Street, Inkerman Services: Sundays, 9 a.m. Langcliffe Presbyterian 1001 Main St., Avoca Moosic Alliance Church 608 Rocky Glen Road, Moosic Pastor: Doug Jensen 4576020 maccma2@verizon.net Sunday morning Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship, 10:45 a.m. Prayer meeting, Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Celebrate Recovery Ministry, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Nativity of Our Lord Stephenson Street, Duryea 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

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

Oblates of St. Joseph Highway 315, Laflin Masses are held at 7 a.m. daily (Monday through Friday) in the seminary chapel and at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning. There are no weekend Masses. Confessions are heard daily from 9 a.m. to noon and from 3 to 6 p.m. Office hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; evenings and weekends by appointment. Office phone number is 654-7542. Mass is celebrated at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in conjunction with the Novena to St. Joseph and St. Joseph Marello.

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

St. Joseph Marello William Street, Pittston Religious Education Classes are held on Wednesdays, for all the students, Kindergarten to grade 4th. Classes are held on Sundays for the 5th & 6th graders. First Holy Communion: Next Sunday, at 1:30 p.m. Mass. The First Holy Communion Children will crown the Blessed Mother next Sunday. Sofia Gonzales will crown the Blessed Mother. Jacob Granahan is the crown bearer.

Glendale Gospel Church 105 Church Drive Glendale/Pittston Township Sunday service, 10:45 a.m.

On Sunday, May 12, Mother’s Day, the High School Young Ladies are asked to participate in the crowning of the Blessed Mother during the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Any girl, grade 7th thru 12th, is invited to be present. Ccall the Rectory at 654-6902 or Denise Adams at 239-3585. The parish community is invited to attend the Altar and Rosary Society 61st Annual Communion Breakfast following the 8 a.m. mass on Sunday, May 19 in the Parish Center. This year’s Keynote Speaker, Jane Adonizio Lukas, is an executive producer at FOX 56 TV. Toastmaster will be Maria C. Montante. Catering by John Bingham includes a fresh fruit cup, scrambled eggs, a berry crepe and breakfast ham, rolls, breakfast pastry, juice, coffee and tea. Tickets will be available at the parish office through May 14 at a price of $12.50 for adults /$4 for children under 12 yrs of age. Reserved seating provided. 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. Make checks payable to St. Joseph Marello Parish. (Green fees and cart, dinner and refreshments, gifts for flight winners all included.) Reservation & Payment if received by May 25 is $75 per player or $300 per foursome. Registration forms can be found at the entrances of the church, the rectory or by emailing epg14@verizon.net. Any homebound parishioner who would like to receive the Sacraments may call the cectory at 654-6902. Corpus Christi Parish Immaculate Conception Holy Redeemer churches 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston Holy Redeemer Church Route 92, Harding 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 First Holy Communion Celebration Nine children from our parish community will celebrate their First Holy Communion at the 11 a.m. Mass today, May 5. Vacation Bible School June 24-28 Sacred Heart of Jesus Lackawanna Avenue, Dupont There are no morning masses this week. Weekend masses are 4 p.m. on Saturday and 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. The Scranton Chapter of Pennsylvanians for Human Life will conduct its annual Mother’s Day Sale after all of the Masses on May 11 and 12. Donation is $1

per carnation. The Women’s Society is sponsoring a Mother Daughter Breakfast for members after the 10:30 a.m. mass on May 19 in the church hall. Cost is $10 per person. Reservations are due by May 6. You can drop your reservation and payment in the collection basket in an envelope labeled “Mother/ Daughter Breakfast” or send it to the rectory. Report cards for CCD students are due back on Monday. Students enrolled in our Confirmation program ( girls and boys in grades 5 and up) and our First Communion Students are encouraged to participate in our May Crowning Ceremony. May Crowning will take place at the 10:30 a.m. mass on Sunday, May 12. Practice for May Crowning for all participating will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7. A May Queen or King will be randomly picked from our Confirmation Class First Holy Communion will take place at the 10:30 a.m. mass today, May 5. Children are to meet in the church hall at 10:10 a.m. Parents should proceed directly to their child’s assigned pew. Communion kits are now available for $25. The kit includes a prayer book, rosary, First Holy Communion pin, rosary pouch and purse (for girls) and tie (for boys). Your child will receive their kit when payment is received. Please send payment in an envelope labeled with your child’s name. Any checks should be made out to Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish. The Women’s Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. on May 7 in the church hall. 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. St. Barbara’s Christian Women Organization will meet on Tuesday, May 14 at the church hall. Wyoming Area Baccalaureate Breakfast and June dinner meeting will be discussed. Reservations will be taken at the meeting for the June 11 dinner meeting at Fox Hill. Cost is $25. Hostesses for the meeting are Chip Clarke and Barbara Pazdziorko. Religious education news Our second-graders will receive First Holy Communion at 12:30 p.m. today, May 5. Pictures will be at noon. Picture forms were sent home several weeks ago and more are available in the religious education office on Sunday mornings.

Call 655-8952 or 650-5278 for more information. Bishop Timlin will confer the sacrament at 5 p.m. on Oct. 24. Seventh and eighth-grade parents are asked to quiz their candidates on the questions to make sure they learn them. 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. Altar and Rosary Society meeting - May 6, 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served. 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 Lay Reader Brooke Cherney Acolyte Brooke Cherney Greeter Joe Mersincavage Ushers Alan Drummond & Frank Capobianco Communion Assistant Jim Fox Prayer list - Government officials military personnel and their families, David Morgan, Richard and Bobby Drummond, Gerd Zimmerman, Lucille Chapman, Brenda Lispi, Bob Schumaker, Karen Korney, Howard Weislogel, Al Palaima, Margaret Borget, Ray Morgan, Emalee Kachurka, Leonard Peterson, Gene Rooney, Charles Barone, Barb Mizenko, Janet Lasko and Tom Tratthen. Our shut-ins are Mary Agnes Mangle,Ted Burkel, Donna Capobianco, Elaine Proietto, Donna Bobbouine and Gladys Bowman Week day school schedule will meet Thursday, May 16. Conformation Day will be held on Pentecost Sunday, May 19. There will be a family dinner celebration when week day school closes for the season. St. John’s P.M. Church 316 Main St., Avoca Pastor: Rev. Dale E. Pepper 780-9587 Sunday service, 10 a.m. Bible Study at 6 p.m. every other Thursday. St. Maria Goretti Laflin Road, Laflin Pastor: Monsignor Neil Van Loon 42redwood@comcast.net Congratulations to our children who are receiving First Communion this weekend. They are Aaron Boltz, Zackary Bynum, Caitlyn Maslar, Joseph Meager, Drew Menendez, Sean Monahan, Taormina Moore, Henry Rosen, Alexander Serafin, Ariana Sopkie, Grace Watkins, Ava Callahan, Dylan CasSee FAITH, Page 6B


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Duryea Cubs donate to Meals on Wheels

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Lions Club hosts Eye Bank members

Cub Scouts from Duryea Pack #375 assisted at weekend masses at Holy Rosary Church and Sacred Heart Church in Duryea by collecting donations for Scouting for Food. Items collected along with $575 will be delivered to the Pittston Meals on Wheels. From left, are Cub Scouts Jacob Adonizio, James Dupras, Kyle Skutack, Andrew Adonizio and Bobby Davidson. Absent at the time of the photo ere Ryan Starr and Adam Lazar.

The Upper Valley Eye Bank, hosted by the Wyoming/West Wyoming Lions Club, recently met at Marianacci’s Restaurant, West Wyoming. Cornea pledge cards and eyeglasses were collected and plans were made for a spring fundraiser and trip to Northeast Eye Bank. The Upper Valley Eye Bank meets the first Thursday of the month. All Lions are welcome. For information call Marina 709-0907 or Nancy 655-0345. From left, are Nancy Baiera, vice president, Upper Valley Eye Bank; Marina Martin, president, Upper Valley Eye Bank; Betty Dantone, secretary, Upper Valley Eye Bank; and Jasper Reggie, Wyoming/West Wyoming Lions Club.

Knights of Columbus hold Easter party

Tai Chi classes offered

The Pittston Knights Of Columbus recently held its annual children’s Easter party. Pictured visiting the Easter Bunny are, front row, Parker Stoss. From left, second row, Nicholas Bednar, Connor Miller, Matthew MacRae, Brooke Wilson. Third row, AJ Bednar, Brianna MacRae.

Rothrock’s Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy invite area senior citizens to participate in their Tai Chi class at 11 a.m. on MOndays at the Old Forge Senior Center, Main Street. The class will improve balance, flexibility, coordination, muscle tone and relieve stress. For more information, call Sifu Alan Pesotine at 457-2591. From left, first row, are Greta Pintha, Phyllis Biga, Lillian Morris, Sifu Alan Pesotine. Second row, Clarita Kiff, Parma Totaro, Theresa Nese. Third row, Rose Angelella, Claudia Seaman. Fourth row, Phyllis Ceccacci, Pat Mattei, Linda Seaman

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satori, Anna Catalanello, Marisa Christ, Giasella Dauchert, Emily Kane, Kayla Kay, Anna Kelly and Alex Macaluso. HEALING MASS The Sacrament of Anointing and Eucharist will be offered at St. Maria Goretti Parish at 5:30 p.m. on May 14. The homilist this year is Reverend Shane Kirby, priest student at the Catholic University. There will be a pot-luck supper after the Mass. Sign-up sheets are available in the foyer of the church for anyone wishing to bring a covered dish. CARNATION SALE On Mother’s Day, May 12, we will support the Pro-life Center in Wilkes-Barre in defending human life. Carnations will be available in the foyer of the Church. An offering of $1 is requested. If you prefer, you will be able to leave the carnation at a vase placed near our Blessed Mother in memory of a loved one. SPRING CHOIR CONCERT Presented by St. Maria Goretti Parish Choir under the direction of Jennifer Johnson at 3 p.m. on May 19 in the church. Admission is free. Refreshments will follow. SENIOR RECOGNITION & AWARDS MASS The 11 a.m. Mass on May 19 will be dedicated to recognizing all our seniors and also to present the Monsignor Gray Award and the James Fisher Award to the winners. All seniors are invited to attend this Mass even if you did not submit an application for these awards. PARISH CALENDAR MAY 5 - First Communion, 11 a.m. Mass 8 - Vigil of the Ascension, 5:30 p.m. 9 - Ascension Thursday - 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., parish office closed 12 - Catholic Communication Campaign secondnd collection 13 - Festival meeting, 6:30 p.m., parish center

14 Healing Mass, 5:30 p.m., followed by pot luck supper 19 - 11 a.m., Merit Award Mass for seniors; 3 p.m., spring choir concert 27 - Memorial Day, parish office closed St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church 200 Stephenson St., Duryea Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock, pastor Phone 457-2291 Email:padre@saintmaryspncc.org St. Monica’s Church 363 W. 8th St., West Wyoming Office hours - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday Phone: 693-1991 Email: olos363@verizon.net Father Leo McKernan, pastor Father Joseph Adonizio, visiting priest William Jenkins, deacon Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m.at OLOS ; Sunday: 8:30 a.m.at STJ; 11 a.m.@ OLOS Daily Mass Schedule: Daily Mass at OLOS – Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday at 7 a.m.; Monday and Thurs.day– 7 p.m. Miraculous Medal Novena – after Monday Evening Mass. Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy and before morning and evening Masses at OLOS site. Divine Mercy Youth Ministry: of St. Monica’s will be meeting every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. The mission of this youth group is to lead our young people into a loving, trusting relationship with God through the Merciful Heart of Jesus and His Church. Come join in fun and help people in need through the works of Mercy. Sign-up and be a leader. For more information call Jerry Bauman at 604-1122. Mark Your Calendars: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in New Jersey - Bus trip on May 13, $25 per person. If interested, contact John Witkosky at 288-4311. Let’s Play Baseball! - St. Monica’s will have an outing to PNC Field on Wednesday, June 5

Nationally-known gospel singers in Wyoming for Mother’s Day The Wyoming United Methodist Church and the The Bennett-Derr Methodist Church of Wilkes-Barre will host Les & Linda Green Ministries, a nationally known Gospel Music ministry from Fulton, NY for Mother’s Day. The Greens will present a Mother’s Day Christian Music concert at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 12 on at the church at the Wyoming United Methodist Church, Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming. TWhe concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be accepted. The vocal duo is composed of Les Green, who sang for many years with the awardwinning quartet “The Envoys,” and his wife Linda, who added her true alto voice in 1986. Each year, The Greens perform travel full-time in their motor coach, performing in over 200 churches, retreats and family campgrounds in the United States and Canada, Bill Gaither TV programs and other special meetings in a variety of musical styles, ranging from Bill Gaither to lively Southern Gospel. For more information, call the Wyoming United Methodist Church at 693-2821.

for a baseball game. Our choir will sing the national anthem. Tickets will be on sale after Masses at OLOS site and at St. Joseph’s site. Cost is $8 per person and seats are on the third base line. Trip to Stockbridge (Divine Mercy Shrine) on Saturday, June 15. Transportation will depart at 8 a.m. and return at 10:30 p.m. More information is available by contacting Jerry Bauman at 604-1122. Good Counsel to Visit: Chris & Joan Bell will be visiting the Parish again on June 22 and 23 ( weekend Masses.) The run the homes for unwed mothers and the New York City Metro area. We plan to visit them in the summer (July 16.) Call the rectory if you are interested. Light the Fire Youth Rally: On Wednesday, July 17 at Misericordia University with guest speaker and musician Steve Angrisano. St. Peter’s Evangelical

Lutheran Church 100 Rock St., Hughestown Stpeters_elc@yahoo.com 654-1008 9 a.m. - Sunday School and confirmation classes 10 a.m. - Worship service Queen of the Apostles 715 Hawthorne St., Avoce 457-3412 stmarysavoca@verizon.net Daily Masses: 8 a.m. (Wednesday at 7 p.m.) Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Miraculous Medal Novena: Wednesday following the 7 p.m. Mass Weekends Masses: Saturday at 4 p.m.; Sunday at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Confession: Saturdays 3-3:45 p.m.; anytime upon request by calling 457-3412. The women’s guild will meet Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. in the rectory, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca. Masses for the Ascension of

the Lord, a Holy Day of Obligation, will take place Thursday, May 9 at 8 a.m., noon, and 7 p.m. at the church. The vigil Mass will take place Wednesday, May 8 at 5 p.m. The social concerns/respect life committee will meet Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m. in the rectory. The pastoral council will meet Monday, May 13 at 7 p.m. in the rectory. There will be an Enthronement Mass Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at the church, 715 Hawthorne St. The Sacred Heart Singers will begin a prelude at 6:45 p.m. The Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Daniel Toomey, spiritual moderator of the Enthronement Guild, and by the Rev. Phillip Sladicka. Individuals and families who desire to have their home enthroned to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary may do so at the Mass. The Enthronement of the Sa-

cred Heart Apostolate works to bring awareness to Catholics regarding the Enthronement of homes to the Sacred Heart which enables families to offer devotion and seek the protection of Jesus and Mary within their own home environment. Those who wish to have their homes enthroned may call Ann Jake 457-3521 or Kim Lastauskas 569-2662 to pre-register. Registration will also take place after the weekend Masses on April 27 and 28. The Sacrament of Confirmation will be given Thursday, May 16 at the church. The worship committee will meet Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in the rectory. The buildings and grounds committee will meet Monday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the rectory. The parish will have a pig roast Sunday, July 21 from noon to 4 p.m. on the ground of St. Mary’s School, 742 Spring St.


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DANCIN’ WITH DAD Holy Rosary School celebrates its second annual father-daughter dance

Sixth-grade friends take time out from dancing to strike a pose. From left, are Kalley Kovaleski, Sarah Liskowicz, Angelina Falcone and Lauren Cawley. It was a wonderful evening of dancing, games, prizes, food and fun.

Amelia Desiderio enjoys a dance with her father, Tony Desiderio.

Sal Sciandra enjoys a hug and a smile from his daughter, Jameson Sciandra.

Jordan Cicon is escorted by her father, Michael Cicon.

Emily, Maddy and Abby Miller enjoy the evening with their father, Dan Miller.

Jessica Nawrocki dances with her father, Dan Nawrocki.

Chris Breznay and his daughter, Margaret, share a dance.

Noelle Barnak takes a break from dancing to enjoy a turn on the hoppity hop ball.

Abby Lazecki is proud to pose with her father, Douglas Lazecki.

Abby Sankus enjoys the company of her father, Ed Sankus.

Angelina Corridoni takes in a dance with her father, Larry Corridoni.

Wyoming Library lists events The Wyoming Free Library will host the monthly Furry Tales Reading Program at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18. All children are welcome to come and read to the registered therapy dogs. Children may bring their favorite book from home or use one of the library’s books. This is a Reading Education Assistance Dogs Program (R.E.A.D.) held the third Saturday of every month. Each child will receive a small treat for participating. Call 6931364 with any questions. JUNIOR FRIENDS The Junior Friends of the Wyoming Free Library will meet at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18. This is an exciting new program for children in third through sixth grade. It gives children the opportunity to volunteer at the library. The group meets on the third Saturday of each month for the book club followed by lunch and meeting at noon. Call the library to sign up at 693-1364.

COUPON SWAP Come swap some coupons! The Wyoming Free Library has the Coupon Clippers Corner available to anyone wanting to save a few pennies on their groceries. You can swap coupons or just take what you need. The library also accepts donations of clipped coupons from patrons. Coupons can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. LEGO CLUB The LEGO Club of the Wyoming Free Library has openings in all of their sessions. There are three options available to choose from: 1. First Saturday of each month - 11 a.m. to noon 2. Last Saturday of each month - 10 to 11 a.m. 3. Every Wednesday - 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Call 693-1364 to register.

Old Forge announces April Devil Pride Students Mrs. Nicole VanLuvender, principal of the Old Forge Elementary school, announces April Devil Pride Students. The students were chosen based on their recognition for outstanding demonstrations of Devil Pride. Pride stands for Prepared, Respectful, Independent, Dependable and Example to others. From left, seated, are Joshua Spindler, Grade 2; Gabriella Eremo, Grade 1; and Ryan Novak, kindergarten. Standing, Madelyn OHearn, Grade 4; Gwen Kuckla, Grade 5; Anna Kuckla, Grade 6; Jaylynn Demey, Grade 3; and VanLuvender.


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SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013 PAGE 8 Legals/ Public Notices

ESTATE NOTICE

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The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) is searching for an Advancement Services and Prospect Research Manager. This position is responsible for conducting detailed research in order to identify viable prospects. An important aspect of this position is to compile standardized reports, comprehensive profiles, and/or biographical sketches and make recommendations for development action. A Bachelor’s Degree is required. A minimum of three years of prospect research or business analysis experience preferred. Related experience will be considered. A high level of record keeping and data management experience is necessary. The successful candidate will have excellent computer skills, written and oral communication skills, ability to multi-task and attention to detail. Please submit a cover letter and resume to: Human Resources, The Commonwealth Medical College, 525 Pine Street, Scranton, PA 18509 or electronically to hr@tcmedc.org The Commonwealth Medical College is an equal opportunity employer.

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CHEVROLET `98 SILVERADO 1500 EXTENDED CAB LS

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Warehouse

DAY PORTER -Full TimeNow Open! Sovereign Commercial Services is seeking a full time addition for 4am-12noon MonFri. $10.50 to start. Position is located in Pittston area. Must be able to work in high lift and facility cleaning of warehouse. Great atmosphere. Benefits after 90 days with paid time off. Apply online at: www.sovereigncs. com EOE and Drug Free Workplace

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Gold, 62K

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Gray, 84K

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$13,500

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Gold, 124K

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Sedan...................................... 35,628 4D Sedan...................................... 48,729 4D Sedan...................................... 34,571 4D Sedan...................................... 19,042 4D Sport Utility............................. 84,978 4D Sedan...................................... 46,576 4D Sedan...................................... 15,435 4D Sedan...................................... 52,153 4D Sedan...................................... 76,878 4D Sedan...................................... 63,093 4D Sedan...................................... 53,238 4D Sedan...................................... 21,498 4D Sedan...................................... 66,707 4D Sedan...................................... 43,615 4D Sport Utility............................. 74,738 4D Sedan...................................... 35,084 4D Sedan...................................... 48,433 4D Sedan...................................... 10,806 4D Sport Utility............................. 44,244 4D Sedan...................................... 29,552 4D Sedan...................................... 12,819 4D Sedan...................................... 43,781 4D Sport Utility............................. 87,819 2D Coupe...................................... 31,787 4D Sedan...................................... 21,535 2D Coupe...................................... 51,276 4D Sedan...................................... 14,561 4D Sport Utility............................. 49,681 4D Sport Utility............................. 70,715 4D Sedan...................................... 33,800 4D Sedan...................................... 77,848 2D Hatchback ............................... 14,464 4D Hatchback ............................... 19,379 4D Sedan...................................... 59,984 4D Sport Utility............................. 91,952 4D Sedan...................................... 23,277 4D Sedan...................................... 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Utility............................. 40,818 4D Sedan...................................... 22,936 4D Double Cab ............................. 91,277 4D Sedan...................................... 10,250 4D Sedan...................................... 49,088 4D Sedan...................................... 4,973 4D Sport Utility............................. 33,880 4D Sedan...................................... 37,902 4D Sedan...................................... 68,041 4D Sedan...................................... 27,978 4D Sedan...................................... 16,200 4D Sport Utility............................. 29,789 4D Sport Utility............................. 23,702 4D Sport Utility............................. 49,278 4D Sedan...................................... 28,526 4D Sedan...................................... 45,297 4D Sedan...................................... 46,586 4D Sedan...................................... 18,973 4D Sedan...................................... 24,061 4D Sport Utility............................. 45,801 2D Sport Utility............................. 48,135 2D Coupe...................................... 8,830 4D Sport Utility............................. 51,996 4D Sport Utility............................. 34,211 5D Hatchback ............................... 41,955 4D Sedan...................................... 23,936 4D Sport Utility............................. 42,220 4D Crew Cab ................................ 86,376 4D Sedan...................................... 15,287 2D Coupe...................................... 27,589 4D Sport Utility............................. 53,749 4D Sedan...................................... 12,095 4D Sport Utility............................. 18,247 2D Sport Utility............................. 58,097 4D Hatchback ............................... 7,259 4D Sport Utility............................. 27,886 4D Sport Utility............................. 45,861 4D Sport Utility............................. 31,061 4D Sport Utility............................. 38,875 4D Sedan...................................... 351 4D Sport Utility............................. 22,519 4D Sport Utility............................. 28,823 4D Sport Utility............................. 27,292 4D Quad Cab ................................ 50,673 4D Sport Utility............................. 42,313 2D Standard Cab .......................... 24,838 4D Sport Utility............................. 25,678 4D Sport Utility............................. 30,171 3D Hatchback ............................... 8,357 4D Sport Utility............................. 30,205 4D Crew Cab ................................ 49,257 4D Sport Utility............................. 34,925 4D Sport Utility............................. 49,408 4D Sport Utility............................. 36,028 4D Sport Utility............................. 20,952 4D Sport Utility............................. 19,728 4D Sedan...................................... 51,034 4D Sport Utility............................. 33,526 4D Sport Utility............................. 17,338 4D Sedan...................................... 21,251 4D Sedan...................................... 31,405 4D Sedan...................................... 33,159 4D Sedan...................................... 10,262

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T30642A 2010 Toyota Avalon Limited.............................. H30152A 2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4 ............................ D0894A 2011 Nissan Rogue SV ........................................ T31271A 2011 Toyota RAV4 Base...................................... C3752D 2012 Honda CR-V LX ........................................... T31198A 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT .................... T30910A 2012 Toyota RAV4 Base...................................... H30081A 2011 Honda CR-V SE............................................ T30793A 2008 Nissan Frontier SE ...................................... T31194A 2012 Toyota RAV4 Base...................................... H29586A 2010 Honda CR-V LX ........................................... H30191A 2010 Honda CR-V EX........................................... T31030A 2010 Toyota RAV4 Limited................................. H29566B 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT .................... A11832A 2008 Honda CR-V EX-L........................................ K13884A 2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium................... T30803A 2011 Toyota Prius One ........................................ H29154A 2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5 ............................ L12066A 2009 Lexus RX 350............................................... L12077A 2007 GMC Yukon XL Denali............................... KP16068 2011 Hyundai Tucson GLS ................................. H29925A 2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5 ............................ P16046 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LT.................. H29855A 2011 Honda CR-V EX........................................... H30070A 2009 Honda CR-V EX-L........................................ T31105A 2010 Toyota RAV4 Limited................................. MS0508 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander SE........................... L12141A 2007 Lexus ES 350................................................ H29905A 2010 Acura TSX 2.4.............................................. H30169A 2009 Honda CR-V EX-L........................................ CH5606A 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Sport Spyder...... J5619A 2010 Toyota RAV4 Limited................................. H30104A 2012 Honda Accord EX 2.4................................ C3763B 2008 Acura RDX Technology Package........... TP16063 2010 Toyota RAV4 Limited................................. H29932A 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser Base.............................. H29887A 2011 Honda CR-V EX........................................... J5575B 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab..................... L11929C 2008 Jeep Wrangler Sahara............................... A11791B 2010 Acura TSX 2.4.............................................. J5600A 2012 Toyota RAV4 Sport .................................... C3768A 2009 Cadillac CTS Base 1SA.............................. CH5613B 2009 GMC Acadia SLE-1..................................... CP16076 2012 Chrysler Town & Country Touring......... T31176A 2010 Toyota Tacoma Base ................................. H30173A 2011 Honda CR-V EX........................................... A11798A 2007 Acura MDX Technology........................... H30066A 2011 Honda CR-V EX........................................... T31316A 2010 Chevrolet Colorado 2LT ............................ H30105A 2011 Honda Pilot LX ............................................ L12094A 2011 Acura TSX 2.4 Technology ...................... T31138A 2011 Toyota Avalon Base................................... H29550A 2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited................................. A11793A 2010 Acura RDX Base......................................... C3744C 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid EX................................ H30153A 2011 Honda CR-V EX-L........................................ L12088A 2010 Lexus IS 250 ................................................. C3687A 2010 Acura TL Base............................................. H30057A 2011 Honda CR-V EX-L........................................ M8204A 2009 Toyota Venza Base..................................... H30157A 2011 Honda Pilot LX ............................................ H30223A 2010 Honda CR-V EX-L........................................ A11737A 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L ............... H29148A 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L......................................... H30110A 2011 Honda Odyssey EX .................................... C3773A 2008 Mercedes C-Class C300 Luxury 4MATICÂŽ.... T30977A 2012 Toyota RAV4 Limited................................. T31113A 2010 Lexus ES 350................................................ K13664B 2011 Acura TSX 2.4.............................................. C3634B 2008 Dodge Charger SRT8................................. B10118A 2007 Lexus GX 470............................................... A11809A 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ.................. H29462A 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L......................................... L11883A 2009 Lexus RX 350............................................... H29907A 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L......................................... T30782A 2011 Cadillac CTS Base....................................... T31217A 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE........................ A11839A 2010 Acura RDX Technology Package........... H29572A 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L......................................... H29366A 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L......................................... L12105A 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe LT .................................... H29998A 2012 Honda Pilot EX............................................ H29204A 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L......................................... BP16059 2010 Mercedes C-Class C300 ............................ L12092A 2010 Lexus RX 350............................................... L12127A 2009 Lexus RX 350............................................... T30951A 2012 Toyota Tacoma Base V6 ........................... T31225A 2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L................................. B10027A 2010 Lexus ES 350................................................ T31057A 2011 Buick Enclave CX....................................... B10088A 2010 Lexus RX 350............................................... H29297A 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L......................................... T30253B 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo ................. BP16072 2010 Mercedes C-Class C300 ............................ H29168A 2012 Toyota Tundra Grade 4.6L V8 .................. BP16073 2010 Mercedes C-Class C300 Sport 4MATICÂŽ....... L12115A 2010 Lexus GS 350 ............................................... BP16064 2011 Mercedes C-Class C300 ............................ D0799A 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT ................................ B10061A 2012 Mercedes C-Class C300 ............................ H29363A 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L......................................... BP16038A 2009 BMW X5 xDrive30i..................................... H29890A 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L......................................... H30209A 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L......................................... BP16071 2010 Mercedes C-Class C300 Sport 4MATICÂŽ....... A11744A 2012 Toyota Highlander V6................................ A11171D 2010 Mercedes E-Class E350 4MATICÂŽ.......... H30123A 2011 Ford Explorer XLT....................................... BP16078 2011 Mercedes C-Class C300 ............................ T31066A 2010 Toyota Highlander Limited....................... H30015A 2012 Honda Pilot EX-L......................................... B10097A 2011 Cadillac SRX Performance Collection... T31146A 2010 Mercedes GLK-Class GLK350 4MATICÂŽ........ BP16093 2010 Mercedes GLK-Class GLK350 4MATICÂŽ........ LP16098 2010 Lexus ES 350................................................ J5729A 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon......... H29195A 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite.................. BP16055 2010 Mercedes E-Class E350 4MATICÂŽ.......... B10121A 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited ................ T31188A 2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited V6 ..................... L12022A 2012 BMW 3 Series 328i...................................... L12133A 2010 Lexus RX 350............................................... H29902C 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD Technology Package...... L12129A 2010 Lexus RX 350............................................... J5613C 2012 Acura MDX Technology........................... BP16051 2010 Mercedes E-Class E350 4MATICÂŽ.......... B10112A 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LTZ ............... L11923A 2009 Lexus LS 460 L............................................. BS0510 2013 Mercedes C-Class C300 ............................ LP16094 2010 Lexus IS 350 C.............................................. L11811B 2011 Lexus RX 350............................................... BP16070 2010 Mercedes M-Class ML350........................ B10126A 2011 Mercedes M-Class ML350........................ BS0509 2013 Mercedes C-Class C300 Sport 4MATICÂŽ... BS0505 2013 Mercedes GLK-Class GLK350 4MATICÂŽ........ BP16092 2010 Mercedes GL-Class GL450 .......................

Payments as low as

69 A MONTH!

$

4D Sedan..................................... 35,129 4D Sedan..................................... 37,009 4D Sport Utility............................ 39,851 4D Sport Utility............................ 26,015 4D Sport Utility............................ 24,976 4D Extended Cab......................... 82,703 4D Sport Utility............................ 8,316 4D Sport Utility............................ 33,570 4D Crew Cab ............................... 28,890 4D Sport Utility............................ 10,015 4D Sport Utility............................ 12,874 4D Sport Utility............................ 35,791 4D Sport Utility............................ 40,567 4D Crew Cab ............................... 72,980 4D Sport Utility............................ 58,830 4D Sedan..................................... 20,200 5D Hatchback .............................. 24,943 4D Sedan..................................... 23,934 4D Sport Utility............................ 70,157 4D Sport Utility............................ 91,560 4D Sport Utility............................ 21,690 4D Sedan..................................... 28,839 4D Crew Cab ............................... 61,803 4D Sport Utility............................ 33,370 4D Sport Utility............................ 28,580 4D Sport Utility............................ 17,791 4D Sport Utility............................ 10,492 4D Sedan..................................... 42,817 4D Sedan..................................... 21,422 4D Sport Utility............................ 36,181 2D Convertible............................. 3,666 4D Sport Utility............................ 25,030 2D Coupe..................................... 10,601 4D Sport Utility............................ 41,610 4D Sport Utility............................ 21,889 4D Sport Utility............................ 42,521 4D Sport Utility............................ 31,723 4D Quad Cab ............................... 39,539 2D Sport Utility............................ 28,418 4D Sedan..................................... 27,867 4D Sport Utility............................ 14,404 4D Sedan..................................... 19,921 4D Sport Utility............................ 52,444 4D Passenger Van ....................... 19,706 4D Access Cab ............................ 20,315 4D Sport Utility............................ 32,006 4D Sport Utility............................ 44,281 4D Sport Utility............................ 15,010 4D Crew Cab ............................... 38,407 4D Sport Utility............................ 38,326 4D Wagon ................................... 25,069 4D Sedan..................................... 21,321 4D Sport Utility............................ 26,841 4D Sport Utility............................ 19,161 4D Sedan..................................... 7,192 4D Sport Utility............................ 25,954 4D Sedan..................................... 37,444 4D Sedan..................................... 23,498 4D Sport Utility............................ 14,342 4D Sport Utility............................ 17,297 4D Sport Utility............................ 24,582 4D Sport Utility............................ 15,115 4D Sport Utility............................ 18,119 4D Sport Utility............................ 32,766 4D Passenger Van ....................... 32,164 4D Sedan..................................... 8,234 4D Sport Utility............................ 3,003 4D Sedan..................................... 41,994 4D Sedan..................................... 20,630 4D Sedan..................................... 48,634 4D Sport Utility............................ 53,439 4D Crew Cab ............................... 37,639 4D Sport Utility............................ 44,412 4D Sport Utility............................ 18,792 4D Sport Utility............................ 40,318 4D Sedan..................................... 11,351 4D Sedan..................................... 3,847 4D Sport Utility............................ 30,104 4D Sport Utility............................ 16,811 4D Sport Utility............................ 52,164 4D Sport Utility............................ 56,115 4D Sport Utility............................ 10,035 4D Sport Utility............................ 20,285 4D Sedan..................................... 9,539 4D Sport Utility............................ 36,905 4D Sport Utility............................ 28,714 4D Double Cab ............................ 17,204 4D Passenger Van ....................... 15,228 4D Sedan..................................... 33,045 4D Sport Utility............................ 17,443 4D Sport Utility............................ 43,234 4D Sport Utility............................ 17,103 4D Sport Utility............................ 13,448 4D Sedan..................................... 26,868 4D Double Cab ............................ 7,905 4D Sedan..................................... 24,822 4D Sedan..................................... 37,887 4D Sedan..................................... 9,933 2D Standard Cab ......................... 494 4D Sedan..................................... 11,302 4D Sport Utility............................ 17,873 4D Sport Utility............................ 39,968 4D Sport Utility............................ 19,197 4D Sport Utility............................ 24,080 4D Sedan..................................... 19,022 4D Sport Utility............................ 6,606 4D Sedan..................................... 34,685 4D Sport Utility............................ 23,103 4D Sedan..................................... 22,193 4D Sport Utility............................ 24,482 4D Sport Utility............................ 18,017 4D Sport Utility............................ 21,573 4D Sport Utility............................ 33,690 4D Sport Utility............................ 25,739 4D Sedan..................................... 11,514 4D Sport Utility............................ 1,983 4D Passenger Van ....................... 24,915 4D Sedan..................................... 39,481 4D Sport Utility............................ 9,049 4D Sport Utility............................ 31,034 4D Sedan..................................... 4,310 4D Sport Utility............................ 30,457 4D Sedan..................................... 8,724 4D Sport Utility............................ 26,701 4D Sport Utility............................ 19,214 4D Sedan..................................... 24,063 4D Crew Cab ............................... 21,784 4D Sedan..................................... 45,772 4D Sedan..................................... 10,366 2D Convertible............................. 19,851 4D Sport Utility............................ 26,680 4D Sport Utility............................ 30,089 4D Sport Utility............................ 33,092 4D Sedan..................................... 5,173 4D Sport Utility............................ 7,541 4D Sport Utility............................ 41,750

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*ALL PRICES PLUS TAX, TAG, & TITLE. FINANCING AVAILABLE WITH APPROVED CREDIT. PRIOR SALES EXCLUDED. DEALER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. WARRANTY ON SELECT MAKES AND MODELS. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. UNITS MAY BE SOLD PRIOR TO PRINTING. OFFERS EXPIRE 5/31/13.

Call 1.866.356.9383

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EXPERIENCED CAREGIVERS NEEDED Visiting Angels is looking for experienced compassionate and reliable caregivers to work in the homes of the elderly. 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts immediately available in Luzerne County. Must have reliable vehicle, valid drivers license and references. We offer flexibility, weekend shift differentials and a competitive rate. Call 570-270-6703 today! or email skahlau@visitingangels.com Why Visiting Angels? Because we care about our caregivers. EOE

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906 Homes for Sale

906 Homes for Sale

LAFLIN PRICE REDUCED $360,000

MOOSIC $92,900 OPEN HOUSE SUN. APRIL 28 NOON - 2PM

Logistics/ Transportation

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

877-888-8476 NFITruckingJobs.com 548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

Part time / Per diem Nurses

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

and Home Health Aides needed

WILKES-BARRE

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.

for Weekend Work!

Local cases – Days and Evenings Available Competitive Pay

548 Medical/Health

Bayada is also looking for an On-call weekend nurse!

Call Bayada for more information @ 570-883-5600

906 Homes for Sale

912 Lots & Acreage

WYOMING

LAFLIN $32,900 Lot#9 Pinewood Dr

575 Susquehanna Avenue

FOR SALE BY OWNER NEVER FLOODED

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

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! Motivated seller Reduced $173,000 570-885-6848

912 Lots & Acreage

LINEUP ASUCCESSFULSALE IN CLASSIFIED!

DALLAS

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

Doyouneedmorespace? A yard or garage sale LINE UP A GREAT DEAL... in classified IN CLASSIFIED! is the best way SWOYERSVILLE tocleanoutyourclosets! 100 x 150, cleared, surveyed level You’re in bussiness building lot. Utilities are available. $24,900. with classified! Call: 570-288-4899

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

As PA’s largest community hospital, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital is home to an array of advanced ‘signature’ services that define its role as the region’s leader in primary and specialty care. We are seeking qualified candidates in the following areas as our patient volume continues to grow:

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

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

FORTY FORT 2 bedrooms, 2nd

floor. Off street parking. Heat, hot water & trash included. Coin op washer/dryer. $625/month, references, security & lease. No smoking. No pets Available May 1st Call 570-760-4830

518 Customer Support/Client Care

518 Customer Support/Client Care

FORTY FORT

2nd floor, one bedroom, living room, office. Nice kitchen with refrigerator & stove. Large bath, many closets & large storage area. Washer/dryer hook up. Heat & water included. No pets. 600/month + security., 570-574-2829 Kingston & Surrounding Areas

APARTMENTS AVAILABLE

Full Time Inbound Account Representatives No Weekends or Holidays!

OPEN HOUSE

The job will include:

*Receive and put-away product using a hand held scanner *Maintaining a high level of speed and accuracy *Must be able to work overtime *Forklift experience desired *Must have the ability to lift up to 75 lbs independently We offer a competitive salary as well as an excellent benefit package including Health, Dental and Vision benefits, 401K with a 3% match, Disability and Life Insurance options as well as paid vacation and personal time.

WE CONTINUE TO GROW AND ARE NOW HIRING FOR: START DATE: May 13th SHIFT: 11:30am-8:00pm

We maintain a drug-free workplace, perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

“WE ARE HIRING FOR FRENCH BILINGUAL REPS TOO!”

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

WILKES-BARRE: 4 Bedroom 1/2 Double WILKES-BARRE: 3 Bedroom brick home.

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

2nd floor, 4 rooms & bath. Washer/dryer hook up. Heat & hot water furnished. No smoking, no pets. Security & references. $695/mo. 570-654-1193

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

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- 11,841 $

OVER

200

MSRP INCLUDES $1500 ALL STAR PACKAGE SAVINGS

OR LEASE FOR ONLY

269 27 ,899 $

SALE PRICE STARTING AT

$

12 Available

At This Price

**

Per Month for 39 Mos.

Stk. #13569, Vortec 5.3L V8 6 Speed Automatic, Locking Rear Differential, Stabilitrak, Trailering Pkg., Aluminum Wheels, Dual Zone A/C, Bluetooth, CD w/ USB Port, Deep Tinted Glass, Off Road Suspension Pkg., PW, PDL, EZ-Lift Tailgate, Onstar, XM Satellite, Cruise & More

Z71 ALLSTAR EDITION

THIS IS NO “PLAIN JANE” TRUCK!

0%

APR

60

MONTHS AVAILABLE On Most 2013 Trucks

Silverados In Stock Extended Cabs Crew Cabs 250 0’s 350 0’s Duramax Diesels Commercial

2013 SILVERADO 1500

2-YR/24,000-MILE SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE†

*Price plus tax & tags. Price includes all applicable rebates - trade-in bonus cash (if applicable); Business Choice rebate (if applicable); All Star Edition (if applicable); Conquest private offers (if applicable); Truck Loyalty bonus cash (if applicable); LOW APR in lieu of certain rebates; Silverado (#13569) **Lease of $269 per month for 39 months plus tax, 10K miles per year, $2,999 plus tax & tags (cash or trade) due at lease signing (includes Owner Loyalty) to well qualified buyers; † See Dealer for Details; Artwork for illustration only. Not responsible for typographical errors. Must take delivery by 5/31/13.

www.valleychevrolet.com

VALLEY CHEVROLET 601 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA

821-2772 • 1-800-444-7172

EXIT 170B OFF 1-81 TO EXIT 1 - BEAR RIGHT ON BUSINESS ROUTE 309 TO SIXTH LIGHT. JUST BELOW WYOMING VALLEY MALL

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

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.

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PITTSTON

1 bedroom, 1 bath, living room, kitchen, 2nd floor, off street parking. Clean & neat. $440/month. New carpeting throughout, refrigerator & stove included. Available 5/1/13. Call Steve (570) 468-2488

Commercial Properties

EXETER

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

KINGSTON GREAT SPACE

18 Pierce Street Available immediately, off street parking, air. $300 & up/month. All utilities included. 570-690-0564

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PITTSTON

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

PITTSTON COOPERS CO-OP

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

BUS STOP/ STORES

BRICK DUPLEX BRAND NEW CLEAN. 2nd floor. 1 bedroom remodeled! Maple kitchen, built-ins, porch, tiled bath, laundry. Convenient neighborhood. BUS STOP MINI MART & MORE! Managed. $550 + utilities. No Pets. 2 YEAR SAME RENT. APPLICATION, EMPLOYMENT

WEST PITTSTON

203 Delaware Ave. . 4 rooms, no pets, no smoking, off street parking. Includes heat, water, sewer, fridge, stove, w/d. High security bldg. $450 3rd floor, $650 1st floor. 570-655-9711

WILKES-BARRE

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

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

WILKES-BARRE

Duplex, 2nd floor apartment. 1 bedroom. Heat & hot water included. No smoking. No pets. $500 + security. Call 570-823-6829

WYOMING

2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 Ext Cab 4x4 $

2 story 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath @ $850. + utilities.

PITTSTON

Please apply in person at: Emery Waterhouse 285 Centerpoint Bldv. Pittston, PA 18640 Application being accepted: Monday – Friday, 9AM – 3PM

815667

412 Autos for Sale

WYOMING: 1 and 2 bedrooms

KINGSTON E. W alnut St.

•1st shift - Monday – Friday 5AM – 1:30 PM •2nd shift - Monday – Friday 1:30 PM - Done

Computers will be available for testing from 10:00am-3:30pm. We will do on the spot interviews for all qualified candidates who have successfully completed the on line application and passed the assessments! You can visit our website @ www.telerx.com and complete the application/assessments prior to attending the Open House. Apply to Job # 2420.

KINGSTON: 1 and 2 bedrooms

Appliances,sewer are included. Lease, credit check Priced affordable ! Call: Tina Randazzo @ 899-3407 for info/appt.

WAREHOUSE RECEIVERS/REPLENISHERS

Monday, May 6 10:00am-5:00pm Hanover Industrial Estates 600 Lasley Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18706

EATON TERRACE 317 N. Maple Ave.

288-1422

We offer excellent working conditions and competitive wages commensurate with experience, a comprehensive benefits package including tuition reimbursement. For immediate consideration and/or more information on job descriptions and requirements, please visit our website at www.wilkesbarregeneral.net to submit your application/résumé. E.O.E. M/F/D/V

944

KINGSTON

AMERICA REALTY

The Director of Pharmacy Services supervises and coordinates the activities of personnel in the Hospital Pharmacy and the Outpatient Pharmacy. Minimum five (5) years experience as a hospital staff Pharmacist including three (3) years on supervisory level required. Current Pennsylvania Registered Pharmacist; basic financial and business background helpful. Hospital Pharmacy Residence may be applied toward experience requirement.

518 Customer Support/Client Care

Apartments/ Unfurnished

W-B/ PLAINS AREA

DIRECTOR OF PHARMACY SERVICES

518 Customer Support/Client Care

941

WE ACCEPT ALL TRADES!

Cars - Trucks - ATV’s - Campers Boats - Motorcycles YOU BRING IT... WE WILL TRADE IT!!

2 bedrooms, 2nd floor, recently remodeled. Washer & dryer hookup. Off street parking. No pets. $550/mo. includes water & sewer. 570-714-7272

944

Commercial Properties

COMMERCIAL RETAIL PROPERTY FOR RENT:

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

DOLPHIN PLAZA

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

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

950

Half Doubles

PLAINS

LUXURY DUPLEX This beautiful, completely renovated 2 bedroom luxury apartment could be yours! All new high end amenities include: hardwood floors, gorgeous maple kitchen cabinets with granite countertops & stainless steel appliances. Spacious great room with gas fireplace. Tile bath, stacked washer/dryer. Large screened-in porch. Many large, convenient closets. Central A/C. New gas heating system. Huge attic for storage. “Must See!” $1,000 + utilities, lease & security. NO PETS, NO SMOKING 570-793-6294

WEST PITTSTON

3 bedroom, 2 bath $680/mo. Wyoming area School. Jerry 570-891-0988 or 570-656-8406

WILKES-BARRE

Totally renovated 8 room apartment includes two bedrooms, 1.5 baths, laundry room, new spacious backyard deck. New gas heating system. Beautiful kitchen cabinets, wall to wall carpeting, ceramic floors, new windows, draperies, blinds. Washer/dryer, refrigerator, convection oven, build in microwave & snack bar with stools. Exterior of dwelling and other unit still under renovation. Walking distance to King’s College/Public square. No smoking. $750/month + utilities & security. (570)762-8265

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DORRANCE TOWNSHIP

Crestwood School, 7 minutes to 81. 3-4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, with an above ground pool. $1,200/month, first and last months rent+security. Credit and background checks. Pets considered. Call Diane, 570-239-9633

EDWARDSVILLE Kingston Vicinity

AMERICA REALTY MANAGED

REMODELED TO PERFECTION! Includes white colonial kitchen, center island, all appliances, 2 glass / windowed enclosed porches, gas fireplace, 1.5 baths & more. 2 YEAR SAME RENT $900/month + utilities. NO PETS/ EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION.

570-288-1422

Motorcycle for sale? Let them see it here in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130


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Pros

PAVING & SEALING

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

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

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

LAWNCARE

LAWN MAINTENANCE

Lawns cut, shrubs, pruned, small landscaping projects & odd jobs.

570-654-1557

CONSTRUCTION

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

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457-8145 or 655-0777 or 881-9899

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WILKES-BARRE

3 bedroom single family home in quiet neighborhood with great neighbors. 1 ½ bath, gas heat, air conditioning, hardwood floors and carpeting. Driveway with 2 car garage. Large yard with privacy fence, shed, above-ground pool and swing set. $950. per month plus security and utilities. Please call 570-333-4700 or 570-592-3420

Need a Roommate? Place an ad and find one here! 570-829-7130

1000 SERVICE DIRECTORY 1135

Hauling & Trucking

A.S.A.P Hauling Estate Cleanouts, Attics, Cellars, Garages, we’re cheaper than dumpsters!. Free Estimates, Same Day! 570-855-4588

Furnished Summer Home. Starting June to end of August. College students welcome in Sept. Lake rights. Call for details. 570-639-5041

Collectcash,notdust! Clean out your basement, garage or attic and call the Classified department today at 570829-7130!

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503

971 Vacation & Resort Properties

HARVEYS LAKE

Accounting/ Finance

Accounting/ Finance

STAFF ACCOUNTANT

First Keystone Community Bank has an immediate opening for a full-time Accountant. The successful candidate will be responsible for preparation of monthly and quarterly financial statements; account reconciliations; analyzing and researching financial statements for trends, profitability and efficiency, and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, GAP and internal policies and procedures. In addition, this position will function as a back-up for others in the Finance Department, and manage and complete assigned projects to support department and Bank goals. Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and have a desire to excel in a dynamic and customer-driven environment. Successful candidate should have a minimum of two years accounting experience preferably with a banking or finance related institution. Position requires a strong knowledge and application of GAP; intermediate skill level with Microsoft Office products and overall computer skills; proficiency in analyzing and interpreting financial statements; a proven history of teamwork; excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with all internal and external contacts; and organizational and time management skills.

First Keystone Community Bank Human Resource Department 111 West Front Street, Berwick, PA 18603 EO/AA Employer

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1162 Landscaping/ Garden

We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package. Please send résumé and cover letter with salary requirements to:

SMITH & MILLER ROOFING, INC. WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED ROBERT SMITH, WEST PITTSTON

953 Houses for Rent

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

Shopping for a new apartment? Classified lets you compare costs without hassle or worry! Get moving with classified! 1165

Lawn Care

AFFORDABLE LAWN CARE Complete Lawn

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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Paving & Excavating

*DRIVEWAYS *PARKING LOTS *ROADWAYS *HOT TAR & CHIP *SEAL COATING Licensed and Insured. Call Today For Your Free Estimate

570-474-6329 Lic.# PA021520

1231 Pool & Spa Repair/Services

RK POOLS & MORE

Pool openings, liner changes, and installations. Patios, Decks and fencing. Insured. 570-592-2321

PA008322

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BAREFOOT GROUNDS KEEPING - Grass Cutting,

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2BR Townhouse. Each BR has private baths. Modern maple kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, 2-story, LR, DR w/door to large rear deck & 1 car garage. 13-1380 MATT 714-9229 Rt 315 Pittston, turn onto Pittston Ave at the Oblates follow to Stout St, turn L onto Willow Crest Drive.

Nice 3BR, 2 bath Cape Cod. LR, DR & brand new Kitchen w/granite & tile, 1 car garage, screened porch & fenced yard. 13-1515 ANDY 714-9225 Wyoming Avenue N, L on Exeter Ave, R on Linden St, home on L.

Like-new totally remodeled 2-story very tastefully done. Gas heat, new roof, etc. Nestled on a 50x194 lot in great neighborhood. 13-1584 MARIE 881-0103 Wyoming Ave to W. Sixth St, home on L.

Distinctive design in the NEW Insignia Ranch. Open floor plan, granite & stainless steel, HW & tile floors, full walk-out basements. 12-688 MARCIE 714-9267 Rt 315 to Oak St, to Pittston By-Pass, L turn - follow to end. Turn L onto Main St - Insignia Point on the R.

The Twins Luxury Condos w/distinctive design & architecture. Ext finishes w/hardy plank & cultured stone. Int w/HW & tile, granite cntrs. Luxurious 1st flr MSTR Ste. 2nd flr w/2BRs, lg bth & spacious loft overlooking Great Rm. 12-1210 MARCIE 714-9267 N on River Rd to R on Saylor Ave, L on Main St, to Insignia Courtyards, on L.

Spacious 4BR, 3 bath home w/modern kitchen & baths. Wyoming Area School District. Bonus income from 2BR apartment over garage. Charming Gazebo. Large lot. LESLIE 696-0841 12-4131

Beautiful model of efficiency. New tile & granite kitchen, new tile baths in best high & dry location. DEANNA 696-0894 13-546

EXETER PARK - Beautiful 3BR, 1.5 bath Bi-Level. Gas heat, C/A, 2 car garage, deck, fenced yard, above ground pool, laminate floor. NANCY PALUMBO 714-9240 13-1041

Lovely 2BR on quiet dead end street. 2 car garage, fenced-in yard, picnic area & built-in fireplace great for entertaining! Great starter! SHIRLEY 714-9272 13-772

Stately 3-story home w/spacious rooms & all redone having everything new! 6BRs, deep lot w/ drive-thru garage! LISA 715-9335 12-3833

Pride of ownership throughout! Beautiful 4BR, 2 bath w/large rooms, loads of closet space, designer ceilings & OSP. MARY M. 714-9274 12-3931

3BR, 1 bath nicely updated modern kitchen & bath. New roof & furnace, fenced yard. Move right in! MARK 696-0724 13-1148

Stately 2-story Century home w/4BRs, eat-in kitchen, formal DR, heated sunroom, 1st floor laundry, detached 1 car garage in desirable neighborhood on corner lot. MARIE 881-0103 OR 714-9244 12-3170

Ideal starter home recently remodeled. Just bring your belongings & unpack! JULIO 239-6408 13-739

on quiet street. TONY 585-0609 13-1261

Great starter home! Affordable 3BR, 2story with some HW, eat-in kitchen, den, formal LR & gas heat. MARIE 881-0103 13-113

Bring your tools to convert this home back into a single. Large level fenced in lot. CHRISTINE R. 696-0840 13-1272

Great location with convenient access to 81. DIANE 696-0873 13-263

Beautiful 3BR, 4 bath Ranch on over 1acre - Handicap accessible - Land can be subdivided into 2 large or 4 smaller lots. SHIRLEY 714-9272 13-867

Spacious 4BR, 1.1 bath home; corner 100x150 lot; HW; Natural woodwork; 6 stained glass windows; modern kitchen; newer roof; electric furnace; Close to Rt 81. RAE 714-9234 13-1369

Move-in ready! 3BR Split-level with HW floors & plaster walls. Nice location. Close to highways, shopping & schools. DEB ROCCOGRANDI 696-6671 12-3416

Lovely 3BR, 1 bath 2-story home with FR, formal DR & eat-in kitchen area. Large backyard & oversized 1 car garage. TERRY NELSON 714-9248 12-2503

Cozy 3BR, 1 bath home with OSP & lots of potential. BETH 696-0879 13-167

Looking to invest in home ownership or real estate? 1/2 Double with 3BR, 1 full bath, large eat-in kitchen, wood floors, walk-up attic. KATHY 696-0870 13-542

Completely remodeled 3BR home with 2 baths, tile & HW, new windows, private driveway. TINA 714-9234 13-1045

Charming 1/2 double newly remodeled


The Pittston Dispatch 05-05-2013