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Vol. 122 No. 14



SUNDAY JUNE 9-15, 2013




Back Mountain Academy helps others manage grief Grief counseling sessions offered after deaths of seven young area residents in last year and a half. By DOTTY MARTIN

The death of 18-year-old Thomas Lynch on Feb. 13, 2012, sent shock waves through the Back Mountain. Lynch, of Harveys Lake, passed away shortly after arrival at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center Emergency Room, Plains Township, due to injuries received in a motor vehicle accident in Dallas Township. Since then, six other young Back

SESSIonS offEREd WHAT: Grief counseling sessions sponsored by the Back Mountain Academy WHEN: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays starting July 1 and continuing for six weeks WHERE: Dallas High School COST: Free of charge INFO: Call 696-6941 or email

Mountain residents have died, four involving automobile accidents and two from cancer, leaving area residents nearly speechless and grasping for ways to cope with the losses. Candyce Fike, former chairperson of the foreign language department at Dallas High School, wants to help.

Thirteen years ago, Fike started what is now known as the Back Mountain Academy and is reaching out to anyone who feels they may need help with their grief. The academy is sponsoring grief counselor Elisabeth “Els” Heij, of New Milford who has trained internationally, for six sessions at the Dallas High School in an effort to bring the Back Mountain community together in its time of grief. The sessions, which are being offered free of charge, will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays beginning July 1 and are open to anyone of any age. See GRIEF, Page 4


Kelly Gibbons, right, hugs friends at a celebration of life for her daughter Kelci Gibbons at the Harveys Lake Beach Club. Kelci Gibbons was killed in an automobile accident on July 24, 2012.

Former Dallas High School grid coach will be inducted into Pa. Scholastic Football Coaches Hall of Fame this Saturday


Lucy, left, and Susie play Cow Pie Bingo on a gridded plot of ground during the Knight of Mayhem.

Mayhem ensued at this fundraiser


Ted and Sandy Jackson relax in their Shavertown home among memorabilia from his long career as head football coach at Dallas High School.

More accolades for Ted Jackson By DOTTY MARTIN

There is life after Dallas High School football for Ted and Sandy Jackson. It’s not the same life they had for the 27 years Ted was head football coach of the Mountaineers but it’s a good life, nonetheless. The Shavertown couple recently returned from a motor trip to the state of Wyoming where they assisted daughter Jill, a magna cum laude graduate of Ithaca College, begin her first clinical rotation in pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy. They’re dog sitting for son, Matthew, while he’s in San Francisco training for a new job involving robotic surgery equipment. Then there are those two beautiful little grandsons, Max and Jared,

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Ted Jackson Sr. will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Scholastic Fooball Coaches Association Hall of Fame at 1 pm.. on Saturday, June 15 at the Holiday Inn-Harrisburg East, 4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg. No tickets are required for the induction ceremony. A buffet luncheon will follow at a cost of $24 per person. To make reservations for the luncheon, contact Chuck Sponsky at 814-241-8523 or by email at Hall of Fame inductees will also be presented during the Big 33 game at 7 p.m. on June 15 at the Hershey Stadium. Game tickets are available on the Big 33 website at

the sons of oldest son Ted Jr. and his wife, Robin. Ted Sr. will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football

Coaches Association Hall of Fame in Harrisburg this Saturday, making him one of just 230 coaches to receive the honor since 1986. This year’s inductees will be introduced at the Big 33 football game, an annual contest between the best players from Pennsylvania and Maryland. “It couldn’t have come at a better time,” Sandy said of the award, referring to her husband’s dismissal last year by the Dallas School Board. Ted has chosen Ted Jr. to present the award to him and, although Jill and Matt are unable to attend the awards ceremony, the Jackson family will fill several tables at the event with members of both Ted’s and Sandy’s families, as well as several friends, planning to attend.

t may have been day time but it was certainly a Knight of Mayhem as the LakeLehman fundraiser took place on June 1 on the high school grounds. Lucy the cow ended the Cow Pie Bingo competition with pin-point accuracy when she selected the winning plot at row 11, column 19, “owned” by Bill and Rita Cutter, after one hour and 15 minutes of play. Due to the heat and humidity - temperatures rose well into the 90s on Saturday - officials changed the rules of Cow Pie Bingo and, instead of the square with the most volume being declared the winner, the square with the first deposit was named the winning square. In addition to the bovine Bingo, there were children’s games, a rock climbing wall, an outdoor wrestling tournament, a pie-baking contest and the crowning of Little Miss Lake-Lehman. ABOvE: Athletic Director Jeff Shook goes for a dunk during Lake-Lehman High School’s Knight of Mayhem. AT LEFT: Brianna Lee, 12, of Hunlock Creek, right, crashes while texting and driving a simulator car as her friend Alyssa Pudinott, 12, of Sweet valley, watches during the Knight of Mayhem. The simulator car was sponsored by Smith Insurance Group, Inc. of Shavertown.

See JACKSON, Page 4

Make your reservation for the Lemmond Award reception

School’s out!


chool ended on June 7 for students in both the Dallas and Lake-Lehman School Districts. Both schools held commencement ceremonies that evening at their respective football stadiums. CHARLOTTE BARTIZEK PHOTOS/ FOR THE DALLAS POST

ABOvE: Students take home projects and wave good-bye to classmates they might not see again until next year at Lehman -Jackson Elementary School. BELOW: Through the open window in the empty art room at Wycallis Elementary School, these children are seen playing outdoors on one of their final days of school.

David and Judy Rimple will be presented with the first-ever Charles D. Lemmond Jr. Community Spirit Award at an awards reception set for Tuesday, June 18 at Lemmond Theater on the campus of Misericordia University. Established by The Dallas Post, the award is named after the former senator who passed away in 2012 and is designed to recognize a resident of the Back Mountain for his or her leadership and advancement of community spirit. The award honors those who endeavor to improve the lives of Back Mountain residents through oustanding community service, public service or philantrophy and embody Senator Lemmond’s commitment to doing the right thing, in the right way, for the right reason. The Rimples started the development of the Back Mountain Trail on the old Lehigh Valley Railroad bed.

The trail, being developed for over a decade, connects Luzerne Borough with Dallas Township. The awards reception is free and open to the public; however, reservations are necessary and will be made on a first-come/first-served basis. To make a reservation, Call The Dallas Post at 675-5211 or email Dallas Post Editor Dotty Martin at dmartin@ Please leave your name, your telephone number and the number of people in your party. A free will donation will be taken at the event to benefit the Back Mountain Trail.





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Meet Cheezit Cheezit, along with his brother, Ritz, were dropped off at the shelter in a cardboard box. Thanks to a foster family, these kittens, along with their mom, have a chance at a healthy and happy life. Despite the rough start, these resilient little “cracker”’ are bright eyed, curious and ready to start over. You may viist Cheezit and Ritz at BLUE CHIP FARMS ANIMAL REFUGE 974 Lockville Road Dallas VISITING HOURS Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday Noon to 5 p.m. Other hours by appointment Call: 333-5265 Email:

Emily Blaine, left, and Taylor Dworak represented their Scout troop in the 2013 Daddow-Isaacs Dallas American Legion Post 672 Memorial Day parade.

PROPERTY TRANSFERS The following Back Mountain real estate transactions have been recorded in the office of the Luzerne County Recorder of Deeds for the week of May 27, 2013: Leonard Kozick and William G. Rice to Craig Rome, 3 acres, Dallas Township; $50,000 Daniel P. and Adrianne Paley to Linda E. Gramlich, Lot 63, Jackson Township; $287,000 William J. Kern to Danielle Kern, 90 E. Center Hill Road, Dallas Township; $1

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M. Wesley Pedrick and Susan Sherman to Marie J. Dileo and Robert A. Walls, Lots 48 and 49, Kingston Township; $170,000 James E. Greiner to Lakewood Development Inc., Lots 37A, 38 and 39, Harveys Lake Borough; $7,000 Gwenn Ann Letoski (executrix) of Frank J. Letoski (estate) to Jason and Susan Siley, 1161 Chase Road, Jackson township; $201.500 Rossie A. Slimak to Brooke and Jason Troxell, Jackson Township; $70,000 Bettie J. Mathers to Brianna and Hilda D. Mendoza, Lots 5 and 6, Kingston Township; $120,000

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Students at Wycallis Elementary School gather into numbered groups for field day activities. From left, first row, are Madison Carlsson, Abi Lushefski, Nathan Pickett. Second row, Samantha Lancaster, Olivia Roback, Madison Kaufer, holding sign; Mia Fenske and Michael Christman.


Morgan MacNeely runs with a tray of cups filled with water during field day activities at Wycallis Elementary School.

Allen Peters and Caelan Gallagher push balls out of the this ring circle during field day activities at Wycallis Elementary School.

Having a ‘Field Day’ at Wycallis W

ith school winding down for the summer, students at the

Wycallis Elementary School enjoyed their annual Field

Day, giving them an opportunity to partake in outdoor activities. Field Day is presented annually by the school’s parent Teacher Organization. Christine Moss is this year’s PTO president. CHARLOTTE BARTIZEK PHOTOS/ FOR THE DALLAS POST

ciVic Briefs ART EXHIBIT The art niche art studio, of Shavertown, will feature a student art show at Sweet Allie’s Café, 31 Tunkhannock Highway, Route 309 next to Gino’s shoes. The show, which is free and open to the public, opens at 2 p.m. today, June 9 and runs through July 5. Café hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, call 696-5515. RATTLESNAKE ROUNUP STARTS THURSDAY The Noxen Volunteer Fire Co. will hold its annual Rattelsnake Roundup June 13-16 with nightly music. The event will open at 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. Snakes will be displayed from 1 to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The parade will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday with fireworks slated for 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. There will be a craft show all four days of the roundup. ‘SPELLING BEE’ AT MUSIC BOX “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” will be performed June 13-16 and 20-23 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. For more information, call 283-2195. MARKET ON THE POND The 29th Annual Market on the Pond will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 at the Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 4 E. Center Hill Road, Dallas (across from Misericordia University.) Rain date is June 22. For more information, call 675-8600, extension 115 or 195. BLUE CHIP FUNDRAISER Keeley’s Alehouse and Grille , 199 Division St., Kingston, will host a fundraiser for Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge from 5 to 10 p.m. on Monday, June 17. A portion of all sales (food and drink) will be donated to Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge. Also volunteers from Blue Chip will be on hand selling raffle tickets for baskets and collecting “wish list” items. BINGO PLANNED Bingo will be held on Monday, June 17 at the Northmoreland Twp. Fire Hall In Centermoreland. Doors open at 5 p.m. and early birds start

at 6:30 p.m. Food and beverage will be available. For more information, call Jim at 333-4906. SAFE BOATING CLASS The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-03 will offer a Safe Boating Class from 6 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 18 and 19 at the American Legion, Route 415, Harveys Lake. This course qualifies those who pass to obtain their PA Boaters Education Certificate and Card which entitles them to operate boats and personal watercrafts on Pennsylvania’s rivers and lakes. Participants must be at least 12 years or older. Contact R.J. Kwiatkowski at 815-0471 for more information and reservations. The fee is $25 payable at the door on the first night of the class. BOBACK LISTS HOURS State Rep. Karen Boback will hold office hours from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, June 19 at the Benton Senior Center located in the Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center, 42 Community Drive. TEEN ORIENTATION An orientation for the summer teen program at the Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dallas will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 in the center’s multipurpose room. Pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, call the volunteer department at 675-8600, ext. 195. ROUNDTABLE MEETS The Wyoming Valley Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20 in the lower level of the DaddowIsaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. The speaker for the evening will be Taylor Polites, from Rhode Island, who will present his program “First Occupation of Huntsville Alabama in 1862”. All meetings are open to the public. A $3 donation is asked of non-members. For more information, call 675-8936. RADIO CLUB HOLDS FIELD DAY Endless Mountain Amateur Radio Club will hold its annual field day event from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 22 and from 7 a.m. to noon on June 23 at the emergency services building, 3880 SR 6 East, Tunkhannock. Learn about radio communications and how to become a ham. For further information,


Younger students at Wycallis Elementary School gather as many balls as they can while older schoolmates hold up a colorful tarp during field day activities.

call Al at 836-5030 or Joe at 209-0070. FOUNDERS DAY The Wyoming County Historical Society will participate in the annual Founder’s Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 22 at the society, corner of Bridge and Harrison Streets, Tunkhannock. Tours of the genealogical library, museum and authors of three local books will sign their recently-published books to commemorate the day. For more information, call 836-5303. ARTS ON THE BEACH The Harveys Lake Beach Association Fourth Annual Open House and Arts on the Beach will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 23 at Pole 001 at the Route 415 entrance, Harveys Lake. Vendors include artists, antiques, books and stamp collections, pottery, jewelry and purses, dolls, crafts, painting on glass, art and poetry books, caricatures, Avon representative and more. Refreshments and swimming will be available all day. ROAST BEEF SUPPER A roast beef supper will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26 at the Northmoreland Twp. Fire Hall in Centermoreland. Tickets for eat-in or take-out dinners are $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12 years of age and can be purchased at the door. For more information, call Jim at 333-4906. WINE FESTIVAL The Dallas Rotary Wine and Dine Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 29 at the Luzerne County Fairgrounds, Route 118, Dallas Township. Tickets are $15 if purchased prior to the event and $25 at the gate. Designated drivers pay $5. The event features Pennsylvania wines, craft vendors, local food vendors and live music. For more information, contact Melissa Saxon at THEATRE WORKSHOP The Music Box Summer Theatre Workshop 2013, a theatre program for children ages 6 to 11, will run July 22 to Aug. 16 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville Students will perform Disney’s “Winnie the Pooh” on Aug. 16, 17 and 18. For more information, call 283-2195.

scHool Briefs LLHS CLASS OF 1998 PLANS REUNION Lake-Lehman High School Class of 1998 will have a 15year anniversary reunion on Saturday, July 20. For more information, contact Andrea Bryant Visneski by email at or by phone at 793-6354. WAHS CLASS OF ‘73 PLANS REUNION The Wyoming Area High

School Class of 1973 is planning its 40th anniversary reunion for Labor Day weekend. Classmates interested in obtaining information are asked to log onto waclassofseventythree on Facebook and enter their mailing address. WSCCHS CLASS OF 1971 PLANS PARTY West Side Centeral 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, Trucks-

ville. For more information, contact Kate Bustin Taroli at DHS CLASS OF 1983 PLANS REUNION Dallas High School Class of 1983 is planning a 30th anniversary reunion for Oct. 26. Any classmate who has not yet received information about the reunion and who wishes to attend is asked to send their current email address to or call Sharon at (610) 737-0042.

locals named to dean’s list at King’s college

Dr. Nicholas A. Holodick, vice president for academic affairs at King’s College, recently announced the Back Mountain students who have qualified for the spring 2013 dean’s list. DALLAS Matthew Alles, Kaitlin Bartley, Anthony Bevevino, Joseph Boris, Stephanie Dosiak, Elizabeth Hoover, Chelsi Hunter, Konrad Kraszewski, Janelle Marshallick, Carisa Panzetta, Laura Panzitta, Aaron Perez, John Prater,

Michelle Thompson, Jane Tomkinson, Erin Williams, Katelyn Wojcik, Stephen Zapoticky HARVEYS LAKE Kyle Kidd, Amber Kidd, Zachary Kosak, Louis Oley HUNLOCK CREEK Christoffer Dunsmuir, Richard Hardy, Kaitlyn Runner, Matthew Sipsky, Emily Sisk SHAVERTOWN Shaina Dougherty, William Evans, Matthew Gorski, Mark Mccracken, Timothy Mike, Christopher Prater,

Tara Stephens, Jennifer Vonrue, Amanda Waligun, Sean Ziller SWEET VALLEY Robert Groblewski TRUCKSVILLE Kevin Barry, Alyssa Dolman, Michael Griffith, Ryan Hertel TUNKHANNOCK Kristi Katra, Megan Yakoski WYOMING Preston Balavage, Sarah Bolton, Thaddeus Dziedzic, Aubrey Gryskiewicz, Timothy Lambert, Jonathan Scrobola,

Back Mountain dancers from the Joan Harris Centre who will perform in ‘Broadway Bound’ are, from left, first row, Emily Voyton, Hunlock Creek; Kira Pomrinke, Dallas; Taylor Gashi, Harding. Second row, Maria Fioti, Shavertown; Julia Macy, Dallas; Morgan Mc Andrew, Shavertown. Third row, Anna James, Jackson Township; Sonal Garg, Shavertown; Amanda Sedor, Shavertown. Fourth row, Rebecca Schnable, Lauren Slavoski, Shavertown; Anna Giacometti, Dallas; and Kiera Gross, Trucksville.

Joan Harris Dancers are ‘Broadway Bound’

The Joan Harris Dancers will recreate Broadway scenes as they present “Broadway Bound” on Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15 at the F. M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. The regional performing arts school’s 31st annual recital will feature hundreds of dancers from all across Northeastern Pennsylvania. The production is designed as a tribute to “The Great White Way” and features songs and dances from America’s favorite musicals. Classic shows such as “42nd Street” and Anything Goes” as well as seminal musicals like “Chicago” and “West Side Story” will be represented in the fast-paced production. Nearly 200 dancers from the Back Mountain communities will combine with over 300 dancers from around the region to produce the shows. The production is slated for 6:30 p.m. on June 14 and 1 and 6 p.m. on June 15. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $16 at the Harris Conservatory for the Arts in Luzerne and will also be available at the door. For more information, call 287-7977.





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Susan and Jim Schilling, of Dallas, receive a framed baseball shirt (#31) from Dylan Pilger and the Dallas High School baseball team. Their son, Jason Schilling, a former member of the team, was killed in a car accident on Dec. 1, 2012.

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Ted Jackson Sr., remembers 1993, his award-winning year as head football coach at Dallas High School when the team won a state championship title with a t-shirt presented to him by Dallas Post Photographer Charlotte Bartizek.

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When given the opportunity to select a presenter, Ted. Jr. was a no-brainer. He played for his father at Dallas and the two coached side-by-side for years with Ted Jr. running the Mountaineers offense. The two will be together on the football field again this fall when Ted Sr. joins the coaching staff at Wyoming Valley West where Ted Jr. is the offensive coordinator. After being replaced at Dallas following a hotly-contested school board decision, Ted Sr. spent a year as a member of the Misericordia University football coaching staff when that school re-instituted the sport to its athletic program. “It was challenging,” Ted said of the time he spent with the Cougars. “All the kids were new to me. I was learning as much as they were, reading and learning a system that wasn’t my own. “The kids were great, though,” he added, indicating he had just concluded a spring practice session with the college players. As for the decision of the Dallas School Board, Ted says it was “absolutely wrong” to fire him. “They didn’t only lose me, they lost nine coaches,” he said, adding that all of his assistants left with him. “And, they didn’t follow their own protocol.” The Jacksons have a filed a lawsuit against the Dallas School District in the case. That aside, Ted and Sandy’s life has always and continues to revolve around football. Sandy was a regular at Dallas football games and, last year, became a fan of the Misericordia football team. Both Ted and Sandy attended Valley West football games because of Ted Jr.’s involvement with the team and Sandy, no doubt, will become a fixture at Spartans’ games this year. “My dad died during football season one

year,” Sandy said, “and we made sure to plan his funeral around the football schedule.” Daughter Jill arrived during a bye week of the year she was born and made her first public appearance at a Mountaineer football game when she was just two weeks old. Although his coaching style was sometimes controversial, Ted’s success on the football field cannot be denied. The livingroom of the Jacksons’ Belford Street home is filled with memorabilia from Ted’s coaching days at Dallas, a career that ended with a 231-76-3 record, making him the winningest coach in school history. In 27 seasons, his Mountaineer teams won 15 Wyoming Valley Conference titles, three District 2 titles, four Eastern Conference titles and the PIAA Class A state title in 1993. He produced undefeated regular seasons in 1994 and 2010 and his teams had a 24-game winning streak from 1993-1994. Ted is a 15-time Wyoming Valley Conference Coach of the Year, a Big 33 game assistant coach in 1995 and led the East to victory in 2001 as head coach of the PSFCA East/West Game. He was named Best High School Athletic Coach in the Back Mountain in The Dallas Post’s Best of the Back Mountain reader contest for five consecutive years from 2008-2013. He was also named Coach of the Decade by the Citizens’ Voice in 2009 and was inducted into the Luzerne County Sports Hall of Fame in 2011. Ted’s coaching style leads to some serious story-telling, a lot of which went on during a banquet honoring him last year and attended by more than 400 people. And both Ted and Sandy don’t hesitate to join in the story-telling. Ted will tell you his players were not allowed to remove their helmets during practice without permission from a coach, attesting to his strict disciplinary style. “I remember we lost to Crestwood one

time and we shouldn’t have,” he said. “I made them wear their helmets home. That’s when I got yelled at by mothers.” Sandy remembers a time when the Mountaineers played an afternoon game on a day the prom was being held in the evening. “The team had lost and Ted made them stay on the field and practice,” she said, interrupting her husband when he began to tell the story. “All the mothers were waiting to take their kids home to get ready for the prom. I was waiting for Ted with my mom and dad. One of the mothers came up to me and said, ‘What’s wrong with your parents?’ I said, ‘Excuse me’ and the mother asked, ‘How could they let you marry a maniac like that?’” Stories like that have been told time and time again, some at the many weddings of former Dallas football players which Ted and Sandy have attended and many more will be told at the four graduation parties of Mountaineers players to which they have been invited this year. Strict discipline has been a part of Ted’s entire life and punishment for wrongdoings as a boy always involved getting a haircut. “When I did something wrong, I’d have to go to the barbership on a Saturday morning,” he said. “There was one chair, eight old guys and I’d have to wait my turn. It took me four hours to get a haircut. All my friends would walk by and laugh at me.” Although Sandy says people everywhere have been supportive and she has never heard a bad word about her husband in public, whether she’s at church or in the grocery store, both she and Ted sometimes feel like they’ve “been torn from the community.” The Jacksons, though, along with their children, have remained steadfast to each other and to Ted’s coaching career. The football community, obviously with Ted’s most recent accolades, continues to applaud his coaching ability.

Locals graduate from Wilkes University

Some 746 doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees were awarded as Wilkes University for the first time held separate commencement ceremonies for graduate and undergraduate students on May 18 in the Arnaud C. Marts Sports & Conference Center. Heather Abrams of Wyoming, received the Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Christopher Antall of Dallas, received the Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Kelsey Augustine of Shavertown, received the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. George Behlke of Wyoming, received the Doctor of Pharmacy degree in Pharmacy. Matthew Boyle of Shavertown, received the Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering. Kelly Bridger of Wyoming, received the Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Stephen Cheskiewicz of Monroe Township, received the Doctor of Education degree in Educational Technology. Eric Danko of Dallas, eceived the Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Lyndsay Ellis of Shavertown, received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Brittani Giampietro of Dallas, received the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Marissa Harrison of Shavertown, received the Doctor of Pharmacy degree in Pharmacy. Sarah Jones of Trucksville, received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. Thomas Mike of Shavertown, received the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Noelle Miller of Shavertown, received the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Daniel Natitus of Trucksville,

received the Master of Science degree in Education. Kimberly Niezgoda of Dallas, received the Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education Administration. Brian Redmond of Shavertown, received the Bachelor of Arts degree in History. John Sweeney of Shavertown, received the Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Morgan Thomas of Dallas, received the Doctor of Pharmacy

degree in Pharmacy. Ashley Zerfoss of Shavertown, received the Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Blake Mackesy of Shavertown, received the Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education Administration. Scott Skammer of Dallas, received the Bachelor of Business Admin. degree in Management. Nicholas Sobeck of Trucksville, received the Bachelor of Business Admin. degree in Business

Administration. Lauren Yurko of Dallas, received the Doctor of Pharmacy degree in Pharmacy. Seth Johnston of Tunkhannock, received the Bachelor of Business Admin. degree in Finance. Jacqueline Layaou of Tunkhannock, received the Master of Science degree in Education. Andrew Razawich of Tunkhannock, received the Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.




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“I’ve never gone through grief counseling,” said Fike. “But, this woman is a fabulous person and very concerned about people. I wanted to do something to help even one person move forward. Sometimes, we get stymied in our grief and need help moving on. These sessions will provide help for anyone who can use some guidance.” Lynch, the son of Liz deLeur Lynch, was scheduled to graduate from Dallas High School in June 2012. A Boy Scout, he earned his Eagle Scout badge on his birthday on Dec. 21, 2011. Lynch had enlisted in the U.S. Army and was scheduled to report to Fort Benning, Ga., on Aug. 8, 2012, with ambitions to be a Cavalry Scout. Cecilia “CC” Besecker, daughter of Terri and Robert Besecker Jr., of Dallas, was killed in automobile accident in the Allentown area on June 28, 2012. At the time of her death, the Dallas High School graduate was attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania and studying fashion merchandising. In addition to her parents, CC left behind her twin sister, Courtney; her older brother, Patrick, of Harrisburg; and her younger brother, Andrew. Eighteen-year-old Corey Ehret, of Dallas, lost his three-year battle with cancer on July 22, 2012. He graduated from Dallas High School on June 15, 2012. Ehret was employed by the Irem Temple Country Club Golf Pro Shop and had been accepted into the College of Engineering at Penn State, Wilkes-Barre campus. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are brothers, his twin, Christopher J.; and Brenden C., both at home. Family and friends came out to the pavilion at the Harveys Lake Beach Club at Sandy Bottom Beach on a beautiful Sunday afternoon last summer to celebrate the life of Kelci Gibbons, who was killed in a car crash on July 24, 2012. Well-wishers wore tie-dye and

showed peace signs to offer their support and share stories of Gibbons’ life and accomplishments in a moving show of “peace and love” for the 22-year-old Dallas High School graduate. Gibbons attended Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, N.Y.; Hartwick College, Oneonta, N.Y.; and King’s College, WilkesBarre. She leaves behind her parents, Raymond R. and Kelly McCue Gibbons, of Dallas; an older brother, Brian, of Dallas; and an an identical twin sister, Michelle, of Dallas. Jason Schilling, of Dallas, was killed in a one-car crash on Kunkle-Alderson Road on Dec. 1, 2012. The 18-year-old left behind his parents, Jim and Susan, and a brother, Steven. He was enrolled at Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke, and was about to begin employment at Jack Frost/ Big Boulder Ski Resort in the Terrain Park, Carbon County. Five-year-old Kevin Miller, of Dallas, lost his life when he was hit by a hit-run driver on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, when leaving a Christmas party with his family in Wilkes-Barre. The young boy leaves behind his parents, Dr. Stephen F. Miller and attorney Caroline (Prebola) Miller; his twin brother, Christopher; and older brother, Stephen. Jacob Philip Specht, 13, of Kingston Township, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 2, 2013, at his home. He was born in Wilkes-Barre and was an eighth-grade student at the Dallas Middle School. He was active with the concert band, playing the trombone, track and cross-country running. He is survived by his parents, Philip and Michelle Traver Specht; brothers, Philip Jr. and triplets Joshua, Chase and Noah. Crys Jennings, administrator of the Back Mountain Academy, said pre-registration for the grief therapy sessions is requested by not required. Anyone interested in registering may do so by email at backmtnacademy@


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2, 1933, and was a graduate of Beaumont High School. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Noxen and attended the Bowman’s Creek Free Methodist Church. Prior to her retirement, she was a cook and waitress in the Tunkhannock area. Surviving are her companion of 26 years, Robert Belcher, Beaumont; sister, Joyce Remington, Beaumont; brother, John W. Dymond, Beaver; nieces and nephews; greatnieces and great-nephews; and cousins.

DYMOND - Helen, 79, of Beaumont, Monroe Township, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at home. She was born in Noxen, Oct.

GEIB - Wesley Arthur, 81, of Tunkhannock, died Friday, May 31, 2013, at Hospice Community Care in Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. He was born June 14, 1931 in Wilkes-Barre, and was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Rex Shoe Co. in Exeter. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, the former Mary Lou Trowbridge; children, Edith, of Dupont; Guy Arthur, of Exeter; Cindy, of California; Melissa, of Texas; Becky, of Dallas;

WEDNESDAY: Bag lunch THURSDAY: Father’s Day dinner - Roast beef, mashed potato, California blend vegWess, of Mountain Top; Jess, of Tunkhannock; and April, of West Pittston; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. KENNEY - Ruth Hayes, 88, of Trucksville and formerly of Plains, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at the Kingston Senior Health Care Center. She was born Nov. 29, 1924, in Warrington, England and was employed as a legal secretary for the late Blyth Evans. Surviving are her sons, Robert, David and Jeffrey; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. McLEAN - Eileen E., 93, of Dallas, died Saturday, May 25, 2013, in Dallas. She was born Sept. 20, 1919, in Dunmore and was a graduate of Dunmore High School. She resided at the Country Club Apartments in Dallas and was a member of St. Therese’s Church, Shavertown. Surviving are her son, William B., Shavertown; brothers, Joseph King, Scranton; Jack King, Coon Rapids, Minn.; nieces and nephews. OLENIK - Leonard, 66, Ross

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etables, dinner roll, apple pie, margarine, milk and coffee. FRIDAY: Honey mustard chicken, oven-browned potatoes, chuckwagon corn, whole wheat dinner roll, fruit and yogurt, margarine, milk and coffee. Township, died Monday, June 3, 2013. He was employed by Techneglas for more than 20 years and then Corning Iron Works. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Cora A.; children, Jennifer O’Neil, Sweet Valley; Jason, Pittston; and Jillian Troutman, California; three grandchildren; a great-grandson. SCOTT - Jerry W., 82, of Harveys Lake, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Back Mountain and graduate of the Lehman Township School District, he was born on Nov. 21, 1930. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a lifelong member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. He retired in 1994 from a career with the Internal Revenue Service. Surviving are his daughters, Julie Roan, Las Cruces, N.M; Amy Capece, Bob, Kingston; son, Jerry Jr., Dallas; three grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; brother, Robert; nieces and nephews, and his buddy, Harriet Smith.

Memorial donations to the Kunkle or Harveys Lake Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Department. SCUDDER - Donald Morgan, of Harrison Street, Tunkhannock, died Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. He was born in Deposit, N.Y., on Sept. 19, 1928. He was employed by Bendix in South Montrose for 40 years and retired in 1992. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Tunkhannock. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Emma Jean Space Scudder; sons, Donald Jr., of Tunkhannock; Fred and James, both of Tunkhannock; daughters, Cinda Novitch, of Nicholson; and Linda Castorina, of Hop Bottom; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and his dog, Tipper. Memorial donations to the Tunkhannock Assembly of God Church, 181 N. Bridge St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657. SITES - Lester, 64, of Dallas, died Monday, May 27, 2013. He was the owner and operator of L. Sites Trucking. Surviving are children, Lester, David and Dottie Krashnak;

six grandchildren; a sister, Ann Nardone. SPECHT - Jacob Philip, 13, of Kingston Township, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 2, 2013, at his home. He was born in WilkesBarre and was an eighth-grade student at the Dallas Middle School. He was active with the concert band, playing the trombone, track and cross-country running. Surviving are his parents, Philip and Michelle Traver Specht; brothers, Joshua, Chase, Noah and Philip Jr., all at home; paternal grandparents, William and Angela Specht, Ocala, Fla.; grandparents, Richard and Christine Traver, Tunkhannock; great-grandparents, Peter and Mary Ann Brozusky, Tunkhannock; greatgrandfather, Richard Traver, Bloomsburg; great-grandmother, Mildred Race, Dallas; aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial fund has been established through the P & G Federal Credit Union. Contributions can be made at P & G Federal Credit Union, Country Club Plaza, Dallas, PA 18612 or at any other P & G Federal Credit Union branch.

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BRAUER - Virginia W., 67, of Tunkhannock, formerly of Lovelton, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at home. She was born Aug. 24, 1945, was raised in Clarks Summit and graduated from Clark Summit-Abington High School in 1963. She attended Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt., and graduated from Keystone College. During her career, she had been a licensed real estate agent and had also been employed at the Tunkhannock New Age Examiner and the Sullivan Review newspapers. Prior to her retirement, she was the executive director of the Scranton Pocono Girl Scout Council. She was the past secretary of the Wyoming Conference of the United Methodist Church. She served on the Board of Directors of the Wyoming United Way, United Methodist Homes, Sky Lake Camp of the United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Wyoming Bradford County Literary Guild serving as a tutor. She was a member of the Mehoopany United Methodist Church, serving on many of its boards and as a delegate to the Annual United Methodist Conference. Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Richard D. Brauer; a son, Christian, of Ellendale, Del.; a daughter, Brenna Coolbaugh, of Tunkhannock; three grandchildren; a greatgranddaughter; sisters, Judy Millett, Clarks Summit; Bonnie Matthews, Tunkhannock; Kathryn Walters, Clarks Summit; brother, John D. Whitman Jr., Stow, Ohio; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews and her lifetime friend, Susan T. Godek. Memorial donations to the Mehoopany United Methodist Church, Box 4635, Route 87, Mehoopany, PA 18629 or the Tunkhannock Library, 220 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock, PA 18657.

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DEAR EDITOR: The 2013 Mothers Day Powwow at the grounds of the Noxen Fire Co. was a great success, thanks to the support of the public, the vendors, dancers and sponsors. The powwow committee would like to especially thank the following businesses, families and organizations for their generosity: RES America, GEO Science Engineering, Curry Donuts, Weis Markets, Thomas’ Family Markets, Price Chopper, Mountain Fresh Market, Herr’s Foods, Pepsi-Cola, Grotto Pizza, Nardone’s Pizza, Giant Floor & Wall, Domino’s Pizza, Dallas Middleswarth Potato Chips, Tulpehocken Water, 5 Mountain Hardware, Applebees, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., Panera Bread, Leggio’s, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dorshefski, Logan’s, Old Country Buffet, Denny’s, Mr. Z’s, Noxen Food Mart, Maransky’s Auto, Curt Haer Trucking, H L Motorsports. Dunkin’ Donuts, Angelo’s Pizza, Joe’s Pizza, Park Market, J Angelo’s, 3 Guys Pizza, Sheetz, Olive Garden, Connies Supermarket, Tabit’s Scrap Metal and Automobile Recycling, James Gerard Construction, Common Scents in the and Ebb’s Market Special thanks also go out to the media who helped to publicize our event and the businesses who allowed us to post flyers. We look forward to seeing everyone at our fall powwow the last weekend of September. NOXEN POWWOW COMMITTEE

Tell us about your favorite auction ‘find’ Calling all Back Mountain residents, auction attendees, collectors and treasure hunters! If you’ve ever attended a Back Mountain Memorial Library Annual Auction and found one of your most “cherished” items over the “block” or amidst the auction tents, the library wants to hear from you. Help spread the word about all of the interesting and “just-gotta-have-it” items that are always the best part of auction fun, Visit the library before June 17 and jot down your favorite “find,” most cherished or unusual item that you purchased during any of the 66 past auctions and deposit your slip in the jar on the library’s front desk. You may add the reason you purchased it, why you love it or what it means to you. Slips may include your name or if you don’t want to “admit” your purchase to anyone, you may remain anonymous. A listing of these “treasures” will appear in the next library news article. So start thinking and searching throughout your homes so you, too, can take pride in what the auction means to all of us in the Back Mountain.

And, while you’re looking for this item, don’t forget it’s a great time to pack up a few (not-so-favorite) items that you no longer need and donate them to the auction. Donations of items are also currently being accepted during normal library hours. Household items, Nearly Olde vintage collectibles and dishes, slightly used books and antiques are needed and, of course, new goods items and gift certificates to area businesses are always popular. STORY HOUR REGISTRATION Parents are reminded that registration for children’s Summer Story hours will begin on Tuesday, June 11. You may call the library at 675-1182 beginning at 9:30 a.m. on that day to register your child. SUMMER READING PROGRAM Registration for the children’s Summer Reading Program will begin on Wednesday, June 12. This year’s theme is “Dig into Reading” and promises many fun activities. Stop by the library and pick up a flyer for more information.



ince it’s ‘infrared’ season (i.e., summer), Dallas Post photographer Bill Tarutis shot these at Frances Slocum with his infrared camera. These are not Photoshop manipulations. There is a filter in the camera that blocks out all visible light (400-700 nm) and only lets infrared (>800 nm) reach the sensor. Green vegetation reflects a lot of infrared in full sun and appears white. Water and blue sky absorb infrared, so they look dark.

“YOUR SPACE” is reserved specifically for Dallas Post readers who have something they’d like to share with fellow readers. Submitted items may include photographs or short stories and should be sent via e-mail to,

1993 – 20 YEARS AGO Lake-Lehman High School held it annual prom recently at the Woodlands Inn and Resort. The theme was “This is the Time.” Prom queen and her court are: Dyan Dymond, prom queen; Reagan Bombick, ONLY YESTERDAY Autumn Tolbert, Joy Kline, Jill Smigielski, Jennifer Farrell and Claudia Hernandez. Jennifer Farrell, Sweet Valley, was recently named “Student of the Quarter” at Lake Lehman High School by the Lake Silkworth Area Lions. Farrell was presented a certificate in recognition of outstanding school and community achievement. 1983 – 30 YEARS AGO Carl Postupak, 17, of Shavertown, has all but completed his Eagle Scout award, the highest award in Scouting. For the final part, his community service project, he undertook to become a part of the Back Mountain Blood Council and organized a team of Scouts as volunteers. Altogether, Carl got 17 Scouts to call blood donors before the drive and to put up posters advising the date, time and location of the drive. Mrs. Stolarick’s second grade class and Mrs. Gosart’s

by fax to 675-3650 or by mail to The Dallas Post, 15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711. Information must include the submitting person’s name, address and telephone number in the event we have questions. Readers wishing to have their photos

third grade class at LehmanJackson Elementary School enjoyed an interesting science lesson thanks to Mrs. Ada Hoyt, who set up an incubator in the classroom so that the children could watch chickens hatching. Third graders involved in the project included Leanne Rogers, David Hazletine, Nancy Evans, April Stull, Jennifer Gabel, Tammee Yetter, Marybeth Jenkins, Jason Tolouba, Stephen Geist and Shelly Alexander. 1973– 40 YEARS AGO Students at Gate of Heaven School, Dallas, presented a special program last week in honor of the pastor, The Rev. Thomas M. Jordan, who recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of his ordination into the priesthood. Raelene Daring, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Daring, Dallas, took first prize in the senior group at the Northeastern Pennsylvania Art Contest held in the Boston Store, WilkesBarre. Raelene is a student in the senior class at Dallas Senior High School, and studies art under the instruction of Dorothy Whithey. The Dallas Junior Woman’s Club presented $500 recently to Steve Hartman, son of Dallas Borough Mayor and Mrs. Stephen Hartman, Dallas, towards his expenses of the coming year during a tour with the “Up With People” troupe of singing young people. Steve was selected on the basis of

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personality and singing ability. 1963 – 50 YEARS AGO At a dinner meeting of Troop 77 last week at the Dallas Methodist Church, Pamela Baker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Baker Jr., and Carol and Candy Mohr, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Archer Mohr, received their Curved Bars, the highest in Girl Scouting. This badge was earned in the homemaking field. Last Monday evening in Prince of Peace Church twenty-eight attended the first pack meeting of the reorganized Den 1, Pack 200, Dallas. Cub Scouts and parents were on hand to see Robert Evans, district executive of the Boy Scouts of America, present the charter. Members of the pack are: John Besecker, Roy Walter, David Payne, Mark Acura, James Besecker III, Gary Acura, Joseph Gilroy and George Brody. Philip Walter is Cubmaster and Mrs. James Besecker Jr., Den Mother. 1953 – 60 YEARS AGO Lena Misson, valedictorian, and Irene Schultz, salutatorian, will be the main student speakers at Dallas-Franklin Township graduation on Wednesday. Other top students from the area include Linda Kay Hetrick, Valedictorian, and Beverly Cowell, Salutatorian, at Dallas-Kingston Township. James O’Connell will head Harveys Lake Lions Club as the result of elections held at

the last meeting. Tom Garrity is first vice president, Carl Schreiner second, Wilfred Ide third. Jack Nothoff was elected lion-tamer, Edgar Hughes tailtwister. Walter Weir is treasurer, George Taylor, secretary. Carol Bogart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry T. Bogart, Shavertown, was crowned Queen of the Prom at Friday night’s Junior-Senior Dance at Westmoreland. Her escort, George Weaver, wore the King’s crown. 1943 – 70 YEARS AGO Virginia Ferry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Ferry, of Machell Avenue, will give a violin recital in the Sacred Heart Auditorium, in Plains, Friday night. Miss Ferry, drum majorette at Dallas Borough High School, is a member of the graduating class. A group of young men enjoyed a horse-back riding party on Memorial Day. Starting from Hillview Stables, at Shrine View, they followed the path over Reynolds Farms and had dinner at Bevens, Demunds. In the party were: Charles Dewees Sr., Thomas Kehoe, Fred M. Kiefer, Bob Hislop Jr., Walter Elston and John Yaple. The Dallas Post has been in existence for 122 years. Information for “Only Yesterday” is taken from back issues of the newspaper and reprinted here exactly as it first appeared.

“What Will you miss most about school?”

“I’ll miss seeing all my friends in the summer but I’ll see them for my birthday party.” Jeff Altierei Sweet Valley

“All the things we learned about and my homeroom teachers.” Alexa Harvey Noxen

“My friends, lunches, the specials like art and gym and the special events and the playground.” Tyler Ruger Harveys Lake

“My friends Mia and Jillian and the teachers that do so much to help us pass into the next grade.” Krista Scoblick Harveys Lake

“Reading, doing math, PE and art.” Kasilyn Partash Noxen

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Himali Patel Bhatt, of Shavertown, was awarded a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree during Creighton University’s commencement ceremony on May 18 at the CenturyLink Center, Omaha.

STUDENTS RECEIVE SCIENCE AWARDS Dominic Wright, of Dallas, received the First Award, Perfect Score and Excellence Award for his physics project at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science State Competition at Penn State University. Wright is an eighth-grade student at Wyoming Seminary Lower School. Andrew Schukraft, of Dallas, won a First Award in chemistry. He is also an eighth-grade student at Wyoming Seminary Lower School. Both students received First Awards for their projects at the earlier Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS), Northeast Regional Meeting held at King’s College. SEM STUDENTS RECEIVE AWARDS Wyoming Seminary Upper School Science Research Group (SRG) students recently earned awards for their research projects at regional and state competitions. The students presented oral reports and posters of their research to panels of judges and other students. Back Mountain students receiving awards at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science State Competition at Penn State University were junior Sai Abhishek, Shavertown, biochemistry; freshman Elijah Miller, Dallas, behavioral science; and freshman Leana Pande, Shavertown, biology. Junior Alannah Trombetta, Dallas, received a Second Award for microbiology.

RUSSELL NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST Kaylin Russell, a Communications major from Trucksville, has been named to the dean’s list at Elizabethtown College for the spring 2013 semester. To earn this recognition, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better in 14 or more credit hours, of which at least 12 credits are letter-graded course work. NAUGLE ON DEAN’S LIST Ryan Naugle, of Shavertown, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. Naugle is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP Raven Evans, a student at Tunkhannock High School, was awarded a 25 percent tuition President’s Scholarship to McCann School of Business and Technology, Wilkes-Barre Campus during an Acceptance and Awards Dinner for current high school seniors who have been accepted and are attending McCann School of Business and Technology for their college education. THREE HONORED The Graduate Admission Department and the Teacher Education Graduate Program at Misericordia University



recently acknowledged the academic accomplishments of the first cohort of teachers to complete the Master of Science degree in education with a specialization in reading and the reading specialist certificate program during a ceremony in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library. Back Mountain residents honored were Kevin Moran, Harveys Lake; and Barbara Zekas, Sweet Valley. Lara McAndrew, Shavertown, completed the reading specialist certificate program. TWO RECEIVE DEGREES Marie Foti, of Shavertown, and Olivia Mary Marquart, of Dallas, were awarded bachelor’s degrees during Salve Regina University’s 63rd commencement on Sunday, May 19. Foti was awarded a bachelor of arts degree in Political Science. Marquart was awarded a bachelor of science degree magna cum laude in Early Childhood Education. She is a member of Delta Epsilon Sigma national scholastic honor society for students of colleges and universities with a Catholic tradition, and Sigma Phi Sigma national honor society established by the Religious Sisters of Mercy. MILLER HONORED Misericordia University recently recognized the academic accomplishments in biology of graduating student Joseph Miller, of Tunkhannock, by presenting him a prestigious academic award at the annual Honors and Awards Ceremony in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall on campus. Miller was presented with the Robert Anderson Award in



Pre-Medicine, which is given to the outstanding graduate in the pre-medicine curriculum for academic excellence, as well as service and leadership to the University. DELMAR AWARDED Nathan Delmar, of Shavertown, received the Bishop 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Award that recognizes a student for outstanding achievement in history during the annual Misericordia University Honors and Awards Ceremony in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall on campus. HARVEY NAMED TO JAZZ ENSEMBLE Tyler Harvey, of Trucksville, a 2013 graduate of Wyoming Seminary Upper School, was recently named to the 2013 National Association for Music Education All-Eastern Honors Jazz Ensemble. Harvey has also been named to the Pa. Music Educators Association District Jazz Band, District Band, Regional Band and All-State Concert Band for 2013. He plays the soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxo-

phones, bass and B-flat clarinets and flute, and has been an active member of the Wyoming Seminary Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble and Orchestra for four years. He is also a member of the Sem Madrigal Singers. NURSES PINNED Back Mountain residents who participated in the recent nursing pinning ceremony at Misericordia University are Jennifer Huntzinger, Trucksville; Lindsey Ross, Wyoming; April Passetti, Dallas; and Grace Ross, Wyoming. PERTL AWARDED Blake Pertl, a junior at Dallas High School, has been awarded an honorable mention by the Fine Arts Fiesta of WilkesBarre. He was recognized for his close-up tiger eyes created in airbrush. PALERMO GRADUATES Ashley Isabelle Palermo, of Harveys Lake, graduated from Clemson University on May 10 with a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision. Palermo was among 3,053 students who received degrees

at three commencement ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum. JACKSON HONORED Ithaca College’s Department of Physical Therapy honored Dallas student Jill Jackson with its Professional Excellence Award on May 15. Jackson graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in clinical health studies. NINE GRADUATE FROM SCRANTON U Six Back Mountain residents were among 1,735 students who received degres from The University of Scranton at its undergraduate commencement on May 26 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre. Receiving bachelor’s degrees were Nicole E. Clemson, Dallas; James Stephen Dalkiewicz, Shavertown; Christopher B. Donahue, Dallas; Elena M. Habersky, Dallas; Michael R. Moleski, Dallas; Edward S. Stredny, Dallas. Receiving master’s degrees were Timothy Conor O’Shea, Shavertown; Eric Thomas Romanowski, Shavertown; and Kelly Sue Silver, Dallas.

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Dodgeball tourney raises funds for John Heinz Rehab The Sixth Annual Zachary Shoemaker Dodgeball Tourney will partner with local caregiver Heinz Rehab to raise funds to improve pediatric rehabilitation programming and services for children and families in our region. Teams of eight players are encouraged to register at by Wednesday, June 26. Cost is $15 per person. More than 300 dodgeball players are anticipated to compete in NEPA’s largest charity dodgeball tournament at noon on Sunday, July 14 at the Kingston Armory. Last year’s tourney brought 40 teams and raised $5,300; to date, the tourney has raised over $14,000. This family-friendly event has raised $14,000 for Zachary Shoemaker and his family to help ease the cost of Zack’s care after he was critically and permanently injured in a car accident that almost cost him his life. Instead, it cost him his quality of life. Money raised has helped the Shoemaker family purchase helpful equipment, medications not covered by insurance and assist with financial burdens that have resulted from the accident. Businesses are also asked to donate items to be included in the raffle auction. An in-kind items – a unique gift or experience, gift baskets, gift certificates, trips and activities – are greatly needed and truly appreciated. The Zachary Shoemaker Dodgeball Tournament began as a one-time relief effort to aid the Shoemaker family as their lives centered around Zack’s hospitalization and rehabilitation. While Zack’s parents were unable to work, Stef Sikora – Zack’s godmother and long-time friend of Traci and Jason Shoemaker – organized the first dodgeball tournament in July 2008 to help them through the difficult time. Family and friends encouraged her to continue hosting the tournament, based on the event’s success and recognition. Realizing that the Shoemaker family would face mounds of expenses, Sikora decided to make the tournament an annual event.

Warnagiris will attend Lock Haven Sarah Warnagiris, of Hunlock, a senior at Holy Redeemer, has signed a letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic career at Lock Haven University. Warnagiris was The Times Leader Volleyball Player of the Year and was named “Athlete of the Week” by The Times Leader during the fall season. She was the only player in the Wyoming Valley Conference to be named to the Pennsylvania All-State Team by the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association. She was also the Wyoming Valley Conference Volleyball Player of the Year. From left, first row, are Fran Warnagiris, mother; Sarah Warnagiris, Bob Warnagiris, father. Second row, Anita, Sirak, principal; and JP Aqulina, athletic director.

Frank Henry, left, and Kristen Mericle were recently honored by Wyoming Seminary’s Departmentof Athletics. Absent at the time of the photo was Zachary Wise.

BMT athletes honored at Wyoming Seminary Wyoming Seminary Upper School Director of Athletics Karen Klassner recently announced Sem’s Most Valuable Players, Coaches’ Awards and Gold Award winners for spring sports. Athletes who earned four varsity letters or three varsity and one junior varsity letters in their sport receive Gold Awards.

peopLe BRiefS MARTIN WINS MATH CONTESTS Tyler Martin, of Shavertown, won second place in the senior division at the 65th Annual LCCTM Mathematics Contest held at Wilkes University. He tied for third place in Level II at the Marywood University Student Mathematics Club contest. Martin is a member of the Class of 2013 at Wyoming Seminary.

Wagner receives Donna Blaum Award The Donna Blaum Award for Outstanding Swimmer of the Year was presented to Dallas swimmer Marcus Wagner by the Wyoming Valley PIAA swimming officials. The award is given in memory of Donna Blaum, a freshman swimmer at Bishop Hoban High School at the time of her passing and is presented to a Double A school swimmer for outstanding swimming achievement during the current season. From left, are Jeffrey Shaffer, principal at Dallas High School; Richard Evans, PIAA official; Marcus Wagner and Romayne Mosier, head swim coach at Dallas High School.

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER Emily Mackesey, of Shavertown, recived a second place $1,000 scholarship to attend the 2013 Performing Arts Institute (PAI) June 24-August 3 at Wyoming Seminary Upper School, Kingston. She received the scholarships based on her performances at the PAI Gala Scholarship Competition at the Wyoming Seminary Lower School in Forty Fort. CHARNEY ON DEAN’S LIST Alyssa Leigh Charney, of Dallas, has been named to the dean’s list at Clemson University for the spring 2013 semester. She is majoring in English. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must achieve a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale. FOUR NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST

In baseball, Zachary Wise, a senior from Shavertown, received the Gold Award. In boys lacrosse, senior Frank Henry, of Dallas, received the Gold Award. In girls lacrosse, senior Kristen Mericle, of Shavertown, received the Blue Knight Award and the Gold Award.

Four area students have been named to the dean’s list at Clarion University of Pennsylvania for the spring 2013 semester. They are Dana Augugliaro, of Dallas; Carla Cilvik, of Harveys Lake; Kiri Koziol, of Noxen; and Elizabeth Lipski, of Shavertown. Students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 for placement on the dean’s list. HIRTHLER ON DEAN’S LIST Michael Hirthler, of Shavertown, a senior, was named to the dean’s list of Mercer University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics for the spring 2013 semester. Inclusion on this list requires students to meet rigorous grade-point-average standards for the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics. VALENTI ATTENDS HOBY Christina Valenti, daughter of Len and Lisa Valenti, of Dallas, joined 250 leaders representing high schools from throughout central and Valenti northeast Pennsylvaniaat the Central Pennsylvania Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY)

May 16-19 at Shippensubrg University. Valenti represented Dallas High School. SWEENEY GRADUATES FROM WILKES John Michael Sweeney graduated from Wilkes University on May 18 with a Bachelor of Science Degree (Cum Laude) in Accounting and a second degree a Bachelor of Business Administration (Cum Laude) in Management. Sweeney was also named to the dean’s list for the spring semester. He was vice president of the Class of 2013. He is a member of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and of Delta Mu Delta. He received an award for outstanding service to Student Government and Student Life at Wilkes University. He is the son of John D. Sweeney and Ann M. BurkeSweeney, of Shavertown, who are also both Wilkes graduates. REDINSKI GRADUATES Nicole Redinski, of Shavertown, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative writing with an editing and publishing minor as Susquehanna University closed its 155th academic year with annual commencement exercises on May 12. She is the daughter of Robert and Marion Redinski and a graduate of Dallas Senior High School.

Marcus Wagner, a senior at Dallas High School, signed a letter of intent to swim at Ursinus College in Collegeville this fall. From left, first row, are Heidi Wagner, mother; Marcus Wagner and Barry Wagner, father. Second row, Jeffrey Shaffer, principal; Courtney Wagner, sister; Nancy Roberts, athletic director; Romayne Mosier, head swim coach; and Jenn Swiderski, assistant swim coach.

Wagner commits to Ursinus College Marcus Wagner, a senior at Dallas High School, signed a letter of intent to swim at Ursinus College in Collegeville this fall. Wganer is a three-time PIAA District II gold medal champion in the 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay events. He was a state qualifier for the past three years, bringing home a

fifth, two sixths and a seventh-place finish in the freestyle relay events. He currently holds four school records at Dallas and six pool records within the Wyoming Valley Conference and has been named Academic AllAmerican by the National Interscholastic Coaches Association.

Sem music students perform at Gate of Heaven Church Several string students from Wyoming Seminary’s instrumental music department played at the Mass for Pentecost Sunday at Gate of Heaven Church in Dallas recently. In addition to a prelude and another instrumental piece during the Mass, the string players accompanied the congregational and choral singing throughout the service. Members of the choir from Our Lady of Victory Church, Harveys Lake, joined the Gate of Heaven Adult Choir for the service. Wyoming Seminary string players who participated in the service are, from left, Charlie Wang, People’s Republic of China; Kelly Platt, Dallas; Kevin Platt, Dallas; Scott Kwiatek, Lake Ariel, PA; and Jeanne Gensel, Germany.


sunday, june 9, 2013


PaGe 9



Kapral blasts grand slam to lead Dodgers to victory

FRED aDaMS pHotoS/FoR tHE DallaS poSt

Dream Game Brian Stepniak, of Dallas, watches the Field of Dreams Game from the dugout.

By TOM ROBINSON For The Dallas Post


he Wyoming Valley Conference spent 3 1/3 innings June 2 searching for its ďŹ rst hit and ďŹ rst run in the inaugural Field of Dreams baseball game at PNC Field.

Greg Petorak of Dallas provided both, starting a comeback that allowed the WVC to force an extra inning before losing to the Lackawanna League, 8-6, in eight innings in the all-star game for high school seniors. Petorak started at second base and batted ďŹ fth in the game. He walked in his ďŹ rst at-bat. When Petorak came to the plate in the bottom of the fourth, the WVC was facing a 5-0 deďŹ cit and in danger of getting blown out of the game. Petorak singled to center ďŹ eld, took second on a wild pitch, went to third on a groundout and scored on an error. The WVC eventually used a ďŹ ve-run sixth inning, which included a hit and run by Tunkhannock’s Ty Weiss, to force a 6-6 tie. “We had a high-energy dugout,â€? Petorak said. “The guys were into it. “Everyone on this team is capable of contributing. We just all grinded it out. We scored a few runs and got back into the

Greg Petorak, of Dallas, hits a single to center ďŹ eld in the fourth inning of the Field of Dreams Game.

game.� Petorak enjoyed the experience of playing at the home of the Scranton/WilkesBarre RailRiders in a Sunday afternoon game that drew a paid crowd of approximately 500. He said the setting and crowd “is something I’ve never experienced before, so it was nice.� The all-star game appearance was a re-

ward for a season in which Petorak batted .357 while scoring 19 runs and driving in 14 to help Dallas to within a game of ďŹ rst place in Division 2 of the Wyoming Valley Conference. “I’m proud of my high school career and looking forward to the next level,â€? said Petorak, a Back Mountain American Legion player who plans to play at Ursinus College next season. Brian Stepniak, who is set to play at Division I Hartford College, also represented Dallas in the game. Stepniak started at ďŹ rst base, but did not bat or pitch in the game because he was slowed by a minor injury. During the season, Stepniak batted .340 with 19 RBI and was 6-2 with 58 strikeouts and a 2.52 earned run average as a pitcher. Three players from Tunkhannock’s WVC Division 2 championship team were also part of the WVC roster. In addition to Weiss, who pitched a hitless inning with one strikeout and was was 1-for-1 with a walk and a run scored, Jeremy Lee started in right ďŹ eld and was 0-for-2 at the plate while Josh McClain went 0-for-1. Scranton Prep’s Chris Gaetano was 2-for3 with a triple, a stolen base and four runs scored to lead the Lackawanna League to its victory. He tripled and scored the winning run in the top of the eighth inning.

sports briefs AMORY ACES SHOT Jay Amory, of Dallas, recorded his ďŹ rst hole-in-one on Sunday, May 19 while playing golf at Huntsville Golf Club in Lehman Amory aced the 17th hole. HIs shot was witnessed by Greg Douds, Bill Krywicki and Joe Reed. KILLEEN SHOOTS HOLE IN ONE Gail Killeen, of Dallas, recorded a hole-in-one on Thursday, May 23 while playing golf at Huntsville Golf club in Lehman. Killeen aced Hole No. 3 using a 7 wood from 113 yards. Her shot was witnessed by her husband, Joe. CAMP REGISTRATION The Rock Rec Center is accepting applications for its summer basketball camp. Camps are open to boys and girls pre-K through sixth grade. Camp dates are pre-K through ďŹ rst grade, June 10-14 and July 15 -19, 9 a.m. to noon; second and third grades, June 24-28 and July 22-26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; fourth through sixth grades, July 8-12 and July 29 to Aug. 2, 9 a.m. to noon. There is a $10 early registration discount for those who register prior to June 1. For more information, call 696-2769 or visit

stepniak will play at Hartford Brian Stepniak, a senior at Dallas High School, has signed a letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic career to play Division 1 baseball at the University of Hartford. Stepniak has been a four-year starter as a pitcher for Dallas. He will major in Mechanical Engineering. From left, seated, are Sheri Stepniak, mother; Brian Stepniak, Ben Stepniak, father. Second row, Ken Kashatus, head coach; Jeffrey Shaffer, principal; Nancy Roberts, athletic director; and John Kashatus, assistant coach.

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Dodgers 21 Phillies 3 Alex Kapral’s grand slam led the Dodgers to a 21-3 win over the Phillies. The Dodgers banged out 16 hits in the win with Kapral’s three and eight RBI. Connor Morgan got the win and struck out six. Liam O’Brien had three hits while Matt Dolan, Max Paczewski, Mike Ropietski and Andrew Battin all had two hits. Freddie Lombardo and Kris Smiga also chipped in with hits in the win. The Phillies were led by Mark Shultz with two hits. Zach McEntee, Zander Shaner and Aiden Conrad also had hits for the Phillies. RedSox 12 Phillies 7 John Betzko banged a two run homer as the Red Sox downed the Phils, 12-7. Mike Anderson and Vince Maria all combined for big hits to take the Sox to victory. On the mound for the Phillies was Alex Magdalinski, who also had three hits in the loss. Mark Shultz, Gary Conrad and Jacob Stokes also had hits for the Phils. Red Sox 9 A’s 1 Justin Finarelli picked up the win and struck out eight as the Red Sox shut down the A’s, 9-1. Will McCrum came in to close. The Sox batting attack was led by Mike Anderson with a two-run homer. Other hitters for the Sox included Connor Maloney, John Betzko, Will McCrum, Matt Roberts and Nathan Ostroski. On the mound for the A’s was Mike Collins who also added two hits in the loss. Red Sox 6 Rangers 3 Mike Anderson gave up only two hits through ďŹ ve innings as the RSOX doubled up the Rangers, 6-3. Will McCrum came in to close, sealing the victory. Mike Anderson and Connor Maloney led the attack, each with two hits. Also adding hits for the Sox were John Betzko, Justin Finarelli, Lucas McGeehan and Ryan Maloney. The Rangers were led by Mike Luksic at the mound, who also added a single and home run. Adding hits for the Rangers were Ethan Zawatski, Patrick Zarola, Zack Luksic and Dean Shaver. Pirates 4 Giants 2 Justin James and Zach Bloom pitched the Pirates past the Giants, 4-2. The Pirate offense was led by Bloom who reached base three times, scoring two runs. Nathan Salus contributed with a double while Zach Palfey, Justin James, Tyler Osipower, Chris Banas and Sam Zondlo all had singles in the victory. For the Giants, Bobby Lugiano had two singles and drove in both Giant runs. E.J. Williams and Jack Farrell combined to hold the Pirates to four runs while combining to strike out six Pirates. Pirates 9 Dodgers 8 The Pirates outlasted the Dodgers, 9-8, in seven innings, scoring two runs in the bottom of the seventh on a walk-off double by Zach Bloom. Bloom was the starting pitcher for the Pirates and had four hits, including two doubles a triple. Dylan Wesley contributed three hits in the victory and gave up two runs in four innings to gain the win. Tyler Osipower and Chris Banas both had two hits for the Pirates and Justin James chipped in with his ďŹ rst home run of the season. For the Dodgers, Conner Morgan pitched wonderfully for three innings and Kris Smiga ďŹ nished up. The Dodger offense was led by Alex Kapral’s three run homer. Max Paczewski’s and Morgan added two hits on the night. Astros 6 Phillies 4 Nic Bufalino got the win, striking out six, as the Astros nipped the Phils, 6-4. Bufalino and Nick Kachur led the way for the Astros at the plate each with two hits and two RBI. Dakota Banks and Matt Whitesell added singles in the win. The Phillies were led by Alex Magdalinski’s two hits and two RBI as well as Jacob Stokes with two hits. Kyle Hromisin, Mark Shultz and Donnie Thompson each had hits for the Phillies. Yankees 8 Dodgers 6 Michael Doggett combined with Darren Kerdesky to strike out nine as the Yankees clipped the Dodgers, 8-6. Doggett led the Yankees eight-hit attack with two hits, including a home run and three RBI, while Mark Roginski added three RBI and two hits in the win. Derek Answini’s two hits and Darren Kerdesky and Dylan Schuster hits completed the Yankee attack. Joseph Fioti led the Yankee defense with four terriďŹ c outďŹ eld put outs. Fred Lombardo and Connor Morgan had two hits each for the Dodgers while Alex Kapral tripled. Yankees 8 Red Sox 7 Mark Roginski allowed only three hits in relief to lead the Yankees past the Red Sox in eight innings, 8-7. Roginski also led the Yankee offense with two hits and two RBI while Derek Answini and Michael Doggett added two hits each. Joseph Brennan drove in the two runs to tie the game in regulation and Nick Gashi stole home in the eighth to provide the winning margin for the Yankees. Justin Finarelli homered to lead the Red Sox offense while Will McCrum added three hits to round out the Red Sox offense.





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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

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


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

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

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


bedroom, big living room, off-street parking, washer /dryer hook-up. $525 + utilities & security deposit. 570-690-7721


Apartment. $435 dollars/ utilities. security deposit required, 1 year lease. No pets or smoking New gas heating system. Large yard, nice neighborhood call 570-760-7504 for appointment.

250 General Auction

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

To place your ad Call Toll Free 1-800-427-8649 947



5 car garage, 1,500 sq, ft, bathroom, electric possible. 10’ CEILINGS, BLOCK WALLS, Ibeams, new roof. great Area. Available Immediately $500/month. 610-389-8226


Half Doubles


Half Double 2 bedroom, 1 bath, attic, stove, dryer and a washer hook up. Off street parking for 2 cars. Cable and all utilities included. $750 + security. 570-780-7984

250 General Auction

Jack Weidman Estate Construction Auction Monday, June 17th at 4:00pm

Located 376 Hunsinger Rd. Dushore, PA 18614, Located 1 Mile offMaterials Rt. 87 on to Dutch Mountain Rd. To Hunsinger Rd. **Large Equipment Sold at 6:00PM**

JD TD450D dozer Ser#C715503, JD510 back hoe wt bucket, JD 450C Bucket Loader, 1985 Ford dump truck GVW 30,000 1986 Egar Beaver hauler trailer 36,950 GVW 18’x3’drop gate, 1996 Ford F-250 4WD Truck with plow - new engine last yr 89,921 miles, 1988 Ford Ranger XLT 4WD rusted. New large upright air compressor US General, JD 42” riding mower, engine lift. Equipment all in up to date shape. tracks for dozer 19’x14” wide, JD 52 log splitter, Miller Thunderbolt 225/150, Arco 225/200 gas engine, Nova drill press 12 sp HD, large vise, early jig saw, Craftsman band saw & table saw, double grinder, aceythlene tanks, helmets, Tuff box for truck, several stack on tool boxes full, grease tank, yard machine rototiller, large garage full of tools, qty small items. **Due to recent death of my husband I will be selling his equipment & tools**

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

Owner: Betty Weidman


Attorney: John Shoemaker

TERMS: Cash/Visa/MC ~ 13% Buyers Premium w/ 3% Discount for Cash or Check


For lease, available immediately, 1 large bedroom, 1 bathroom, refrigerator and stove, washer/ dryer provided. $550/month plus utilities, references and security. 570-735-4074 Leave message


Commercial Properties


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










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



Apartments/ Furnished


Fully furnished, 1st floor, 1 bedroom, all appliances and most utilities included. Secure, private off street parking. Historic building is non smoking/no pets. Base rent $700/mo. Security, references required. View at 570-762-1453


Operate your own business with potential profits of great profits


Call Terry to make an appointment at 570-829-7138

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013 953 Houses for Rent


1231 Pool & Spa Repair/Services




3 Bedroom/2 baths. Reserved Parking. Refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave. hardwood floors, plenty of closets, large unfinished basement. Large outdoor deck. Very private, very quiet. $1,300 per month, 1 year lease. No pets /no smoking. 570-762-3640. Available 15 June.




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.

971 Vacation & Resort Properties


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


Lake Front Cottage “Simplicity” on Schooley Pond Fishing, Boating, Swimming & Relaxing. Boats included. $700/week. Call 570-965-9048

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


Looking for the right deal on an automobile? Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions! 1252

Roofing & Siding


Roofing Specialists 27 Years Experience Licensed & Insured. 709-9 9180 570-7

Jim Harden


New Roofs & Repairs, Shingles, Rubber, Slate, Gutters, Chimney Repairs. Credit Cards Accepted FREE ESTIMATES! Licensed-Insured EMERGENCIES


Window Cleaning

PJ’s Window Cleaning & Janitorial Services

Windows, Gutters, Carpets, Power washing and more. INSURED/BONDED.





Building & Remodeling


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

Senior Citizens Discount! State Lic. # PA057320

570-606-8438 Selling a Business? Reach more potential buyers with an ad in the classified section! 570-829-7130


Concrete & Masonry


Stonework - stucco - concrete - patios - pavers - brick block - chimneys www.nepa 570-466-2916 570-954-8308

1057Construction & Building


Sales, service, installation & repair. FULLY INSURED HIC# 065008 CALL JOE 570-735-8551 Cell 606-7489



All Types Of Excavating, Demolition & Concrete Work. Lot clearing, pool closing & retaining walls, etc. Large & Small Jobs FREE ESTIMATES (570) 760-1497


GARAGE SALE AD TODAY Your Package includes: • Garage Sales Kit • Garage Sale Signs • FREE Unsold Merchandise ad • Your sale location mapped FREE online and on our mobile app • PLUS a FREE BREAKFAST from McDonald’s.

Fencing & Decks

FREDERICK FENCE CO. Locally Owned Vinyl, Chain Link, Aluminum, Wood. 570-709-3021



Paving & Excavating


1, 2, OR 3 DAYS




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

570-474-6329 Lic.# PA021520



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