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CMYK Always dreamed of SPACE CAMP? Find out how a Lackawanna Trail student will have the chance to attend. See Page 7.



Who will be CHAMPION? Read about which local baseball team will face Old Forge for the District 2 Class A title. See Page 13.

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Wilkes-Barre, Clarks Summit, Pa. Pa.


Waverly Township working toward solution with USPS.



Twins Dan and Matt Callen said twin telepathy is real.

Multiple choice Abington Heights senior twins, triplets prepare for life apart

By Gerard E. Nolan Abington Journal Correspondent


he Abington Heights High School class of 2012 includes six sets of twins and one set of triplets, all from Clarks Summit. That’s15 students, for those counting. While the siblings share families, homes and birthdays, they have diverse interests and life goals . Cassandra Coles aims to major in marine biology in South Carolina, while her twin, Tiffany, plans to study early childhood education closer to home at Bloomsburg University. Tiffany enjoys fishing, working on farms and watching wrestling, while her

sister, Cassandra, passes the time with quiet reading, shopping and cheerleading. They both laugh about how different they have turned out. But at the same time, the two express how difficult it will be to part next fall. “It can be difficult,” Cassandra said of their parting. But she said they’ll be, in a way, closer once they’re apart, since they’ll be free to be who they are instead of always being grouped together as “the twins.” Matt Callen and his brother, Dan, will See Twins, Page 7

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Twins Aaron and Connor Fleming will attend the same college, but did not plan it.

Bill, left, and Joey Hamersly will major in French/Secondary English Education and communications respectively.

WAVERLY TWP.- Street addressing issues have been a problem in Waverly Township for many years. Township Manager Bill White has taken steps to find a solution. According to White, Waverly Township first approached the United States Postal Service about changing addresses for residents in February 2009. The township sought to change the addressing system so that the last line of each mailing address reflected the name of the municipality. “Many municipalities have done this, dating back to the Public Safety Emergency Telephone Act of 1990, but it really became very important after the 9/11/2001 attacks,” White “We had many said. The Departproblems, espement of Homecially in the case land Security of a fire or ambuissued a direclance call, where tive requesting the implementa- the dispatch was tion of 911 Addelayed because dressing nationwide in 1990. It they didn’t know was standardized which fire company throughout the or ambulance to country. The send.” system meaWaverly Township Manager sured roads and Bill White every 52.8 feet was a different number. “The reason for 52.8 feet is that every 100 numbers was exactly one mile,” White said. “After 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security also wanted residents to use their municipality name in their address so emergency responders knew their exact location. “In this area, a lot of residents had a RR (rural route) 1 or RR2 and a box number,” White said. “The box numbers really didn’t follow a specific order on a street.” According to White, the township sent a letter to Carol Shenberger with the United States Postal Service Address Management Systems requesting an evaluation by the department of the mailing or location addresses in the township to determine if See Address, Page 16

S. Abington woman dies after crash

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Address change at standstill

U of S talks hit snag As The University of Scranton faculty contract approaches its August 31 expiration, negotiations which began in February to extend the contract, are expected to drag on throughout the summer, according to Faculty Affairs Council (FAC) Chairman Michael Friedman. The topic of discussion on the negotiating table is the “New Department Chair Concept,” which, according to Friedman, was introduced as a “non-negotiable stipulation.” He said the concept takes the current positions of academic department chairpersons as elected full-time faculty members and replaces them with administrative appointees. A statement released by the council includes, “This action constitutes an unfair labor practice because it takes work being done by union members and transfers it to non-union employees.” Stan Zygmunt, University of Scranton spokesperson, said, “The new approach to academic chairs to which we aspire responds to the challenging and dynamic landscape of higher education nationally; supports our pursuit of strategic opportunities and will lead to more

MAY 30 TO JUNE 5, 2012

Zeal for scholarship An 18-year-old senior at Abington Heights High School, Sarno has served as Becoming president since the end of the president of 2011 school year. It’s her hope the National Honor Society that the new officers build to improve the events that were had always started this year as well as been a goal for Erika Sar- develop their own ideas. Sarno Erika Sarno said she sees the members no. The reacontinuing to work with dilison: she saw the position as an opportunity gence and enthusiasm to serve to have a direct impact on the the community and maintain community. “I was inspired by their high academic standing. Students are selected to apply past officers and wanted to make similar contributions to if they have a minimum GPA of 93 percent. Then, they must my school and community. complete a rigorous applicaAfter making a campaign tion speech, I was elected by the members of NHS,” Sarno said. See President, Page 12 BY KELLY MCDONOUGH Abington Journal Correspondent



Clarks Summit pride

The Clarks Summit Memorial Day Parade began May 28 at Clarks Summit Elementary School, Grove Street and ended at Abington Memorial Post #7069, Winola Road. For additional photos, see Page 8 and Shown above: Eight-year-old twins Lauren Martin, left and Alex Martin attend the parade with their great aunt Bonnie Plantholt, center.

Karen Hoyt, 49, of South Abington Township, died May 24 at 6:20 p.m., of multiple traumatic injuries, in the trauma unit at the Geisinger Community Medical Cen- Karen Hoyt ter (GCMC), Scranton, according to Lackawanna County Coroner Tim Rowland. See Crash, Page 8


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DAILY EVENTS May 30: Homemade Bread Sale, at St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Hill Street, Mayfield from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. May 31: The Many Faces of Breast Cancer: A Free Public Lecture, at the Scranton Cultural Center, Shopland Hall at 6 p.m. Features a panel discussion addressing the needs of breast cancer survivors. Attendees can meet with local vendors and representatives from GCMC Mammography Department; Look Good, Feel Better, American Cancer Society; Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation of NEPA; and FORCE, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, a new group dedicated to helping individuals of hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. Info/Register: 969.8986. June 2: Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Volunteer Meeting, at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine Street, Scranton, at 11 a.m. The second Annual Finishing The Fight 5K Run/Walk, at Mellow Park, Peckville. Currently seeking corporate and individual sponsors. Care packages will be shipped to units during their tour in Afghanistan this summer. Info: or 614.6341. Sixth Annual Craft and Flea Market of the Joseph W. Hall Memorial Auxiliary to the Clarks Summit Fire Company, at the Clarks Summit Fire House, 321 Bedford Street from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor spaces available indoor and outdoor. Info: 586.8061 or on Facebook, search “csfcauxiliary”. Dalton Fire Co. Ladies Aux. Spring Craft Fair/Flea Market, CANCELED. Lackawanna Audubon Society Nature Walk, at Camp Lackawanna at 8:30 a.m. Meeting inside the camp gate at the end of the road on Vosburg Neck. Info: 586.8343. Abington Heights Middle School PTA Flea Market, at South Abington Park from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Vendors are needed. Info: Sherry at 587.2478. Tompkinsville United Methodist Church Multi-Family Yard Sale, at 1448 Heart Lake Road (Route 107), from 8 a.m. to noon. From Weeds to Seeds: Gardening Series at Salt Springs, at Salt Springs Park, at 1 p.m. Master Gardeners will share tips and techniques for planting seeds and plants. For pricing and other info, call 967.7275. Info: June 3: Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Volunteers at PetSmart, from noon to 3 p.m. Must be 18 to participate. Info: 842.8334 NEPA Kids Fit For Life, at

C.S. Borough recycle drop Starting June1, small busi-

nesses in Clarks Summit Borough can leave recyclables behind Borough Hall. Following the recycling schedule already mandated (copies available by calling the Borough Office), small containers will be available at the site for drop-offs. Paper collection includes cardboard, newspapers, phone books, magazines, catalogs and office paper. Cardboard must be cut to 3 –feet x 5 feet or smaller and bundled using twine. Commingled included glass, aluminum, tin and plastic (#1& #2). Borough Council will also provide containers for used batteries. The program will continue through the end of December.


Fishing Derby set for June 9

The Third Annual Forever Young Kids’ Fishing Derby will be held June 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at Abington Area Community Park’s Lake Eston Wilson, located on Winola Road near the Clarks Summit State Hospital. The free event, which is open to children 16 years and under, is held in memory of the late Lawrence E. “Bud” Young in honor of his many contributions to the Abington community. Hot dogs, soda and fishing bait will be provided and the first 150 children who arrive at the derby will receive free T-shirts. Pre-registration forms are available at the Abington Community Library and at the Middle School Family Fun Night June 1 from 5 - 9 p.m. Registration will also be held the morning of the event at 8 a.m. The derby is catch and release. Trout will be eligible for all awards, as will perch, catfish, sunfish, bluegill, calico and shiners. Bass will not qualify. Awards include the Catch of the Day Award for the heaviest fish, as well as the Bud Award for the first fish caught measuring 13 inches, commemorating the date of Bud’s birth and passing. Shown above, from left; Carolyn Crowley, Abington Area Joint Recreation Board; Linda Young, Family of Bud Young; Clyde Rosencrance, Prudential Financial; Wendy Wilson, Geisinger-CMC.

Lackawanna County Court House Square and Scranton Civic Ballet Company from 1 to 5 p.m. This free event is open to children 8 to 14 years of age and will promote youth wellness through a variety of physical activities. Includes: football toss, food, dance, laugh yoga, games, nutrition session, prizes, soccer, dunk tank, martial arts, kids crossfit, rock climbing and obstacle course. First 200 children in attendance will receive a free event t-shirt. Crusader Classic Bridging the Gap 5K Run, beginning at the Holy Cross High School. Funds raised will help purchase equipment and set off the cost of the track and field program. Info: 383.0961. Abington Jr. Comets Football and Cheerleading Golf Tournamnent, at Stone Hedge Golf Club in Tunkhannock. Cost: $100, includes greens fee, cart, lunch and steak dinner during the award ceremony. Info: Youth Wellness and Fitness Carnival with the Scranton

Civic Ballet Company, at the Lackawanna County Courthouse from 1 -5 p.m. Kids ages 8 to 14 are invited to participate in a variety of activities that will promote health and wellness. The event is free. June 4: Trail Rotary Club Golf Outing Fundraiser, at Stonehedge Golf Course, Tunkhannock. Check in: 8 a.m. Cost: $80 includes greens fees, cart, cash prizes and a steak dinner. For more info, call 885.1073 or 282.1984. Factoryville Shade Tree Commission Meeting, at Factoryville Borough Building, 161 College Ave. at 6 p.m. Agenda includes planning for clearance and training pruning of the right-of-way along all borough streets. June 6: Lourdesmont Youth & Family Services Open House, in the Lourdesmont Administrative Offices at 1327 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509 from 5 to 7 p.m.

There will be plenty of information, staff available to answer questions and light refreshments. Keeping Your Small Business in Business: “Creating a Motivating Workplace,” at the Abington Community Library from noon - 1 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Abington Business and Professional Association, Abington Community Library and the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center, this seminar will provide tips and techniques to small business owners and managers for creating an environment of motivation in the workplace. Light lunch will be provided by Pennstar Bank. Register (required): 587.3440. Myesthenia Gravis Awareness Day, at the Community Room, Charles Luger Outpatient Center, Allied Services, 475 Morgan Highway, Scranton, begins at 4 p.m. Learn more about myasthenia gravis through presentations.

Rodeo to benefit veterans The Veterans Charity Rodeo Roundup to benefit Hunts for Healing will be held June 2 at 4 p.m. at the Malibu Dude Ranch, 351 Foster Hill Road, Milford. Proceeds will benefit Hunts for Healing to sponsor wounded soldiers returning from military missions. The fund enables veterans’ participation in activities like hunting and fishing. Plans for the evening include food, live music, line dancing lessons, vendors, a mechanical bull and bouncing playhouse. A western show performed by Cowboy Larry will start at 5 p.m. with the main rodeo beginning at 7 p.m. A fireworks display will be held at 9:30 p.m. For more information, contact Hunts for Healing of Luzerne Foundation at 869.1233 or visit Shown: Specialist Doug Betz, Army, wounded in Iraq.



Editor: I applaud the efforts of the Abington Heights School Board to hold the line on taxes and spending. Theirs is not an easy task and requires many difficult, and painful decisions. While I do not like the thought of having the number of teachers and other academic positions reduced there are few other options at this point. For too long things have been let go and unnecessary spending run rampant. One of the areas allowed to run rampant is the athletic department. I totally disagree with the handful of people who are upset at the idea of cutting or eliminating the junior high sports programs. Contrary to what one proponent of these programs is quoted, as saying the purpose of the district is not to benefit the students athletically, the purpose of the district is academics. There is no mandate, legally or otherwise, for any public district to have any type of sports pro-

gram (not to be confused with physical education, which is mandated). Athletics are nothing more than an expensive hobby, which are enjoyed by a minority of students and adults, while being a burden to the taxpayers and a distraction from academics. Not only should all junior level sports be eliminated (they did not exist two generations ago) but even the varsity sports need to be greatly reduced. Imagine if past boards had not spent taxpayer dollars on a totally refurbished football stadium and professional- size soccer pitch, both of which sit idle months at a time and are underutilized even when in season. The overwhelming majority of taxpayers in the district do not have children in school, if they even have children. Why then should they be forced to pay for the superfluities of those who do have children in our public schools? David Kveragas, Newton Township

Editor: ABC and CBS recently featured an undercover investigation video by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) at a training barn for Tennessee Walking horses. The footage shows horses being brutally whipped, kicked, shocked in the face and violently cracked across the heads and legs with heavy wooden sticks. It also shows these horses being subjected to a cruel practice known as soring - the intentional infliction of pain to their feet and legs to produce the unnatural high stepping, otherwise known as the “Big Lick.” While being sored, horses are left in stalls for days, fitted with tall, heavy stacks of pads to accentuate their gait and stand on an unnatural angle. Their legs

are covered in caustic chemicals such as kerosene or diesel oil, and plastic wrap to “cook” the chemicals deep into the flesh. It is common to see horses lying down in their stalls, moaning in pain. Foreign objects are often inserted between the horse’s hoofs, adding to the horse’s suffering. Chains are put on the foot and slide up and down when the horses walk, further irritating the already painful areas, producing the exaggerated gait. All this for a ribbon. Please write or call your U.S Representative and two U.S.Senators urging them to fix the problems in the Federal Horse Protection Act. For more information go to Silvie Pomicter Chinchilla

Surplus food to be distributed Surplus food will be distributed from Fellowship Hall at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, 1310 Morgan Hwy, Clarks Summit, June 6 from 9 a.m. until all available food has been distributed. Those persons who qualify (residency and income) will receive the food in amounts based on item availability, and number of persons in the family residence. Qualification is based only on Lackawanna County residency, and income levels established by TEFAP. TEFAP Income Guidelines: Effective July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 Household size and income annual, monthly, weekly, respectively:

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Disease experts visits June 6

June is National Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month. In recognition of this, the North American Chapter of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) and Allied Services Integrated Health System are holding Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Day in Northeastern Pa. June 6 at 4 p.m. at Allied Rehab in Scranton. Scott M. Friedenberg, MD will be guest speaker at the event. According to the foundaFriedenberg tion, Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease that affects all ages, races and genders. Monahan Symptoms include weakness in muscles that control eye movements and eyelids, chewing, swallowing, coughing, facial expressions, arm and leg movements and breathing. The prevalence of the disease in the U.S. is estimated to be 20 myasthenics per 100,000 people. Yet thousands remain undiagnosed mainly due to the fact that the disease may be difficult to diagnose under certain circumstances, according to the foundation. There is no known cure, but there is treatment. Because it is a chronic, progressive illness, it is recommended by the foundation that those experiencing symptoms seek medical consultation from a neurologist or ophthalmologist. The mission of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc. is to find a cure for the disease and closely -related disorders, to improve treatment options, to provide information, and to support people with MG through research, education, community programs, and advocacy. To learn more, visit Stress can exacerbate the symptoms of myasthenics, and can negatively impact their lives, as well as the lives of their families and loved ones. To help alleviate stress as well as provide information, the North American Chapter of the foundation has formed a support group in Scranton, which is held at Allied Rehab, as well as in Danville. For information on the support groups, call Vera Krewsun at 687.6009. Friedenberg, a neurologist with Geisinger Health System in Danville, is a graduate of Temple University of Medicine and is board certified in neurology and clinical neurophysiology. He specializes in the treatment of the disease. Marie Barrouk Monahan, SLP, Director of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Allied Services will also speak at the Awareness Day Event. She will provide information on swallowing disorders associated with the disease, as well as the latest treatments available. The presentation will take place in the Graf Community Room, located in the Charles Luger Outpatient Center on Moffat Drive off the Morgan Highway in Scranton. For information on the presentation, call Debbie Clendening at 348.1222.


Railroad threatens legal action in Glenburn Twp. problem with the railroad in 2002 in which the township was able to successfully convince GLENBURN TWP.- At the Glenburn Twp. board of super- the railroad that a tower was not needed in the township. He said visors meeting May 21, townthe supervisors hope the same ship solicitor Malcolm Macresult would occur should the Gregor announced that a comsame steps be taken as in 2002. plaint had been received from Supervisor Mike Savitsky mothe Delaware and Hudson Railtioned to allow MacGregor to ways regarding a proposed defend Glenburn Twp. should communication tower in Glenthe railroad file any litigation in burn. MacGregor explained that federal court. The motion was the township had issued a stopunanimously approved. work order in October when he Also discussed was the consaid railroad officials began tinued testing of wells in conwork on a 150-foot communijunction with past contamcations tower on Waterford ination from Precision National Road. Since issuing the order, Plating. During its operation, the township had asked for the Precision plant, which was signal strength data that would located at 198 Ackerly Road, support the location for the released large amounts of hexatower, as well as a face-to-face valent chromium. MacGregor meeting with railroad represaid updated results would be sentatives. According to Macavailable by the end of June and Gregor, neither request had a status meeting would be held. been fulfilled and the order Supervisor David Jennings remained in place. MacGregor mentioned that residents had said the railroad sent a combeen questioning payment of plaint May 18 stating that they the cleanup process. He assured would file a lawsuit in federal them that taxpayers are not court should the stop -work footing the bill. MacGregor order not be pulled. MacGregor said he felt it was confirmed that Precision had “premature” for the railroad to been paying for the cleanup. Savitsky announced that litigate without a face-to-face work on Waverly Road bridge meeting. He explained that will cause road closure and railroad representatives feel that detouring through November. the township is trying to “reguHe said PennDOT agreed to late railroad traffic,” which he work on it as there were safety said is not the case. concerns of school buses that “That’s not what we’re trying travel over the bridge. to do at all,” MacGregor said. Secretary Joanne Benson “Glenburn is interested in proannounced that the current art tecting its residents in the terms show in the township building of their health and safety, and will run through the second that’s an issue for us.” quarter. MacGregor cited a similar BY JOE CROFT Abington Journal Correspondent

La Tonalteca opened its second location May 21 in Clarks Summit.


‘A bit of Mexico’

Delaware-based company opens restaurant’s second location in area Dickson City is always packed. This building, SOUTH ABINGTON which was formerly Charlie’s, was perfect TWP.- It’s a Mexican from the start. We Fiesta when walking came in and as you into the new La Tonalteca Restaurant locat- can see transformed it ed on Northern Boule- and we have brought a bit of Mexico right vard in South Abington Township. Brightly here to Pennsylvania.” Cedillo added that decorated walls, tables the restaurant prides and chairs, Mexican itself on authentic music playing in the background add to the Mexican food and that every meal is made ambience. La Tonalteca opened fresh to order, “We its doors at its second believe in cooking everything fresh when it location May 21, to crowd waiting to expe- is ordered, we create rience all that the new our own sauces right restaurant had to offer. here at the restaurant La Tonalteca, is under every day, and we have our very own the watchful eye of Mexican chef here three partners from looking over how evDelaware who also erything is prepared. operate the La Tonalteca in Dickson City We are very proud that and both are places of we are a family restaurant. .” She added, which they are very “We have so much proud. Thelma Cedillo, one more then just Mexican food, we offer of the partners noted, steaks, seafood, chick“This location was en and a whole variety perfect for us. We came up to look for a of foods,” she said. Yonathan Galindo, second location since public relations managour first location in BY SUSAN REBENSKY Abington Journal Correspondent

er for La Tonalteca, said, “La Tonalteca began in Delaware in 1992 and has grown to other areas outside of Delaware. As you look around, we have brought many of the colors of Mexico here, we even have a few pyramid displays. This restaurant has totally been transformed. We offer daily specials Monday through Saturday, such as a $5.99 lunch and our menu is both in Spanish and English. It gives you the feeling like you are in Mexico itself. We also offer a beautiful large outdoor patio for dinning and parties.” La Tonalteca is open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. and is located on Northern Boulevard in South Abington Twp. Reservations are not needed. For details, call 570.586.1223

Ransom reviews plans

for a minor subdivision of one of the lots from the Dorothy Richards Estate Major subRANSOM TWP. - At the division, which was approved Ransom Township Planning Commission meeting May 21, and finalized in January. The plans, which the Planning the township voted to send a Commission voted to accept, letter notifying Paul Merkel are to add the additional land Jr., owner of property on South Sekol Avenue, of neces- to another of the lots. It was noted that no new sary requirements for approval of his requested subdivision of plans had been submitted for the Ransom Recreational an add-on to that property. It Shooting Sports Land Develwas noted a letter had been opment. sent by Township Engineer The next Planning CommisJohn Seamans, but no resion meeting is scheduled for sponse had been received. June 18. Seamans submitted plans BY ELIZABETH BAUMEISTER

Waverly girl named pageant state finalist


Nina Sampogne, 10, of Waverly, has been named a State finalist in the National American Miss Pageant to be held in Harrisburg in August. Nina was chosen as a finalist based on her academic achievement, community involvement and extracurricular activities. She will participate in the interview, evening gown and talent competition. Nina has modeled since age 4.

Aseracare Home Health and Hospice Business Office Specialist Lisa Karuzie, left, and Executive Director Marie D. Maiorino, right, present the check to Candy’s Place Center Coordinator Nicole Farber.

Aseracare donates Aseracare Home Health and Hospice, Clarks Summit, gave a $5,000 sponsorship to the Center for Cancer Wellness Candy’s Place for Cancer Wellness Golf Open. The

June 14 event at Irem Temple Country Club, Dallas will begin with registration and lunch at 10 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at noon. For information call 714.8800.

She has represented many companies, including Ralph Lauren of New York City, McCarthy Tires and Toyota Motor Corporation. She attends United Sports Academy, where she has been a member of the gymnastic team. She attends Abington Piano Academy and the Abington Civic League Dance Studio. She is a four -time Regional PTA winner for the Reflections program in

the area of Musical Composition. Nina supports the Children’s Advocacy Center of Scranton, The Susan G. Komen Foundation, The American Heart Association and The American Cancer Society. She is a fourth grade student at Waverly elementary. She resides with her parents Vito and Laura Dargatis Sampogne and her brother Michael. She is the granddaughter of Helen Sampogne and Ann Rebar, Throop.






Komen for the Cure announces grant award recipients

Shown, front row, from left, are Betty Barnack, League Treasurer; Elaine Shepard, League Chair; Doris Lindsley, Tea co-chair and incoming league chair; Natalie Henkleman, vice chair. Second row: Mary Marrara, 2nd vice chair; Par Arvonio, Philharmonic Director of Administration; Judy Duffy, tea co-chair. Absent from photo: Bonnie Blasé, Tea co-chair.

Philharmonic League hosts tea fundraiser The Philharmonic League of Northeast Pa. is conducting its Second Annual Tea as a fundraiser for the Northeast Pa. Philharmonic orchestra. The tea is June 9 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at Patsel’s restaurant. The price is $40 and advanced reservations are required. There will be door prizes and a basket raffle. Entertainment will be provided by the String Quartet from Abington Heights High School.

Event co-chair persons are Doris Lindsley, Bonnie Blasé and Judy Duffy. Committee members are Natalie Henkleman, Betty Barnack, Mary Marrara and Elaine Shephard. Checks are to be made out to “Northeast Pa. Philharmonic League” and sent to Doris Lindsley, 27 Parkland Drive, Clarks Summit, Pa. 18411 by May 30 to confirm your reservation.

Because of community support, the NEPA Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been able to award grants to the following organizations totaling $275,000: Allied Services Foundation; Camp Bravehearts, Inc.; Cancer Support Community-Greater Lehigh Valley; Candy’s Place; Casting for Recovery; Evangelical Community Hospital / Thyra M. Humphrey’s Center for Breast Health; YMCA of Dunmore; Hughes Cancer Center at Pocono Medical Center; Jersey Shore Hospital; Maternal & Family Health Services, Inc.; Northeastern PA Corporation d.b.a. Hazleton General Hospital; Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; PAISBC -Physical Activity Intervention Surviving Breast Cancer; The Weller Center for Health Education; and The Wright Center Medical Group, P.C.

My name is ... Bo

Name: Bo Age: 7 years old Sex: Male Breed: Yellow lab About me: I am excellent with other dogs and am housebroken. Remember to contact the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter at 586.3700 if your pet is lost or goes astray.

The Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd., Clarks Summit, is open for the adoption of pets from noon to 4:30 p.m., daily. Wish list items are always appreciated, especially cat litter and paper towels. Adopt a cage at the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter for one month and your $20 donation will go toward care and feeding of the animal in that cage for the month you choose. A card will be placed on the cage identifying the sponsor for that month. Send the following Adopt-a-Cage information, including name, address, city, state and zip, phone number, sponsor month, choice of dog, cat or small animal cage and how you would like your sponsor card to appear, along with $20 for each cage to The Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd., Clarks Summit, PA 1841 1.



A.H. grad named Louis Berger Graduate Fellow

Proposed budget approved BY SUSAN REBENSKY Abington Journal Correspondent

SCOTT TWP. – On May 16, the Lakeland School Board approved the 20122013 proposed budget with 93 mills property tax and an assessed valuation for the 2012-13 school year of $87,569, 279. In addition the approval will be advertised in the local newspaper for three consecutive weeks before it is adopted June 30. The board intends to levy .5 percent real estate transfer tax, .5 percent wage tax and $5 local service tax. At the May 16 meeting of the Lakeland School Board, the board tackled issues to prepare for the upcoming school year. The board approved the start date for the school year as August 27 and the first day of school for students as August 29. The board also approved the bid from Jackson Excavating Inc in the amount of $126,733.75 as the lowest bid for the Lakeland School District Low pressure Sewer Connection Project and entered into a contract with Reilly Associates. The board approved: an advertisement for baseball and softball supplies; the purchase of snacks and drinks for the band and marching units for Summer Band Camp for August 2012 in a amount of $1,000 and the proposed 2012-13 General Operating budget of the Career Technology Center with the Lakeland School District share $316,772. Further approved was the appointment of Brian Cooney as business manager for the 2012-13 school year at a salary of $56,650, with benefits, pending receipts of clearances and health forms; the appointment of John Larkin as Maintenance Shift Supervisor at a salary rate of $17.50 retroactive to March 26, 2012.



Jordan Hughes, President of the Class of 2012, addresses the crowd at the annual scholarship award event May 22.

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ordan Hughes, President of the Class of 2012, shared “Reflections” of his years as an Abington Heights School District student May 22 during the Abington Heights High School Scholarship Awards and Reflections event held at the Ramada Inn.The Mason Logan Memorial Scholarship was one of the awards presented in memory of a former Abington Heights High Remembering Mason Logan and presenting this year’s Mason Logan Memorial Scholarship were, from left: Tyler Logan, School student. brother of Mason and Joe Hartman, friend of Mason. This year’s recipient was Brandon Pacyna, far right.

The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy at Rutgers University and The Louis Berger Group, Inc. have announced that Matthew R. Kusy has been selected as a Louis Berger Graduate Fellow for the 2012-13 academic year. Through this program, master’s students from the Bloustein School are considered for a comprehensive fellowship award and earn credit during a professional experience internship at an international site of one of the leading planning and engineering consulting organizations in the country. At the conclusion of their first year of study, fellows embark on a full-time summer internship assigned to one of the Louis Berger Group’s projects, carried out from over 80 locations around the world. The fellowship covers tuition and fees for

the second year of study, and may include an internship with the Berger Group within the region Kusy during the academic year. Kusy will travel to Kuwait City, Kuwait to complete his fellowship from June 2 to midAugust. He is a 2003 graduate of Abington Heights High School and a 2007 graduate of Cornell University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he worked as a structural engineer in Philadelphia at the Harman Group and URS Corporation. Kusy is a graduate student at Rutgers University, completing his master’s in City and Regional Planning.

Student leaders set to serve on Baptist Bible campus A new team of student leaders is preparing for the fall semester at Baptist Bible College. The Student Leadership Council provides opportunities for spiritual, social and academic growth among undergraduates. Events are planned and hosted by the council, with the student government organization playing arole in student development. Director of Student Activities Jonathan Strayer advises the Student Leadership Council. Members include an executive team, presidents of each class and residence halls and representatives from each organization on campus. Members of Student Leadership Council are elected by their peers to represent the student body. Before the fall semester begins, the Student Leadership Council and residence hall staff return to campus for a week of training and fellowship. Student leaders develop team relationships, organize events and build skills for the upcoming school year. Shown, first row, from left, are members of the 201213 executive team: Julie Mecler, Amy Mills, Kasey Gresock. Second row: Zachary Bordas, Josh Mowers, Scott Cleveland, Carbondale.

UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON HONORS Local residents were among the 175 University of Scranton students inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, the national honor society of freshmen, at a ceremony held recently on campus. Inductees are full-time students maintaining a grade point average of 3.5 or above who rank in the top 20 percent of their class. Local students inducted into the freshmen honor society at the Jesuit university include:

Margaret Bannon of Clarks Summit, majoring in marketing and communication Dustin Frisbie of Dalton, majoring in physics Tyler Gratz of S. Abington Twp., majoring in English Michael Umerich of Clarks Summit, majoring in biology Michael Walker of Clarks Green, majoring in history

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ainting a wall-size polkadot dinosaur, enjoying time at the playground, attending field trips to the zoo, and participating in circus days are just some of the many memories shared by past students of the Waverly Preschool. They and their families are likely to be reminded of these and more on Monday, June 11at a party to be held at the Waverly Community House in honor of Sylvia Jenkins, of Clarks Green, who established the preschool in 1985. The party will be in celebration of Jenkins’ 40 -plus years of teaching and her June 1 retirement. The free event, open to the community, will be held in the gymnasium from 4:30 6:30 p.m. It is planned by her three children: Erica Jenkins, Alison Ratamess and Jason Jenkins, along with Kathy Davis, new owner of the preschool. Erica Jenkins said she thinks party attendees will most enjoy “the opportunity to connect with people who have all been touched by [Sylvia Jenkins] and the school, fun activities for the kids, opportunities for former students to find themselves in class pictures, cake and Mannings Ice Cream.” According to Ratamess, the event will be “part retirement party and part reunion for former students,” and will include a large collection of photos from the past 40 years. She said its purpose is twofold: to give the community an opportunity to share in the celebration and to give Jenkins the opportunity to thank the community members

intimidating,” he explained. Another of Jenkins’ past students is Kevin Manning, who said he is also sending his children to Waverly Preschool (he and his wife Kacy are expecting their third child in July). He said he always knew he wanted his children to attend, because Jenkins made such an impression on his own life. That impression was so big, he returned to the preschool to help with the lunch program for a year while he was in between high school and college. “She’s a phenomenal teacher,” he said. “What she teaches and what she does with the students ABINGTON JOURNAL/ELIZABETH BAUMEISTER really impacts them...she really Sylvia Jenkins, of Clarks Green, will retire June 1 after a 43-year career has a special touch with kids.” Michelle Fahey, of Dalton, is in early childhood education. Her family and the staff at Waverly Prethankful for Jenkins’ impact on school are planning a celebration party June 11 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. her family. She said her two at the Waverly Community House gymnasium. youngest siblings attended Jenkins’ classes in the Waverly United Methodist Church buildMembers of the community, including former Waverly Preschool students ing, and she went to elementary and their families, are invited to the retirement party of Sylvia Jenkins, school with Jason Jenkins. who established the preschool in 1985. The free event will be Monday, Fahey now has three girls, June 11 at the Waverly Community House in the gymnasium from 4:30 ages 8, 7 and 5, all of whom 6:30 p.m. attended Waverly Preschool. She said Jenkins helped her girls a lot, not only with learning their school. for their part in her life. Craig said although he doesn’t ABCs, but also with their social “So many wonderful children and families have come through remember much from when he skills. She described the teacher as “energetic and loving,” addthe Waverly Preschool over her was that age, both he and his ing that she is fair with her stuchildren had positive experilong career,” said Ratamess. ences at the Waverly Preschool dents, being careful not to play One of those children was Dane Craig, of South Abington and have a high respect for Syl- favorites. Jenkins’ philosophy is exTownship, who attended one of via Jenkins. He said as a parent, plained in a handout at the preJenkins’ first preschool classes he appreciated the way she school, “readiness for any task shared her observations and more than 40 years ago when recommendations regarding his has its roots in the biological/ she taught from the Waverly maturational makeup of the United Methodist Church build- children and their education. child. We cannot produce, speed He said he believes her biging before the Waverly Preup or ignore readiness. When gest strength as a teacher is her school was established. Craig ability to communicate with the children are ready, and only now has four children of his own, ages 20, 19, 16 and 12, who children and hold their attention. then, will they walk, talk, read and perform other academic “She’s authoritative, but not also attended the Waverly Pre-

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AEIO Board members Tom McHugh, from left, Diane Hepford Lenahan, Michele Tierney, Margaret McNulty and Dominick Mitchell.

ABOVE: Sylvia Jenkins assists students at Waverly Preschool during a previous year’s Halloween event. LEFT: Sylvia Jenkins, right, with some of her Waverly Preschool students at a past circus day event. BELOW: One of Sylvia Jenkins’ first preschool classes in the late 1970s. In the back row, far right is her son, Jason.

functions with ease.” “I believe strongly that children need to play,” Jenkins said. “Play is critical.” Jenkins said some of the best parts of teaching were the moments of awe displayed by the students when they understood things and the enthusiasm they expressed. “Everything is just

amazing to them,” she said. At a loss for words as to what the past 40 years has meant to her, she simply summed it up, “It’s been great.” While she’s not sure what will come after retirement, she said she hopes to do volunteer work and stay involved in the community. Abington Heights French language teacher Adam Baker, from left; elementary teacher Gina Seyer; Abington Heights School Board member Frank Santoriello; Assistant Superintendent Dr. Tom Quinn; AEIO Board member Atty. Jim Gibbons.

AEIO hosts award program

Abington Heights Middle School teacher P. J. Hughes, from left; AEIO Board member Diane Hepford Lenahan; Odyssey of the Mind Coordinator Mary Beth Adelman; Abington Heights technology education teacher Steve Lott.

An Abington Heights Educational Improvement Organization (AEIO) recognition and awards presentation program was held at the Glen Oak Country Club recently. AEIO exists to gather community support and resources to supplement and enhance the educational environment and programs within the Abington Heights School District. AEIO brings together ideas, people and resources to support innovative educational programs outside the regular school curriculum. AEIO Board members Michele Tierney, from left, Scott Thorpe and Trip Crowley, with Rich Banick of President Rich Banick Photography.


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Fraternal twins Cailey, left, and Corey Ware said they are polar opposites.


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Twins Cassandra and Tiffany Coles are opposites in terms of hobbies and interests.


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split up too. Dan will study German and secondary education at Bloomsburg University and Matt will major in engineering at Penn State Worthington Scranton. “We just did different things,” they said. Joey Hamersly said he will study communications, and his brother, Billy, will take up French and English secondary education. The differences between most of the siblings are physical, too. Most of the multiples look more like regular siblings than twins or triplets; that’s because only two sets of twins are identical, while the rest of the twins and the set of triplets are fraternal. Identical twins occur when a single egg, fertilized by a single sperm, splits into two identical halves. Fraternal twins occur when two separate eggs are fertilized by two separate sperm. Corey and Cailey Ware, the only boy/girl duo, do not share a physical resemblance, yet they say they are still confused for each other. “We’re polar opposites, but people mix us up,” Cailey said, citing her brother’s interest in art and hers in sports. The Wares were the only

Lackawanna Trail student earns entrance to Space Camp well as her language teacher Mr. Muller. “The teachers were very FACTORYVILLE - Sixthsupportive about writing letters grade Lackawanna Trail Elementary student AJ Hendershot of recommendation,” said Hendershot. earned the opportunity to ex“AJ is a creative thinker with plore the final frontier in NASA an awareness for detail and a Space Camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, passion for logic, which serves her well both in her math and Ala. science courses,” Franko said. Hendershot will spend six “She has the ability to draw on days this summer at the space her life experiences and to share camp. She chose the program Space Track, in which she will her kindhearted beliefs on an array of issues and topics. complete hands-on activities, She takes on the responsibsuch as rocket construction, ility of assisting her classmates experimenting, astronaut simwithout being asked and takes ulators and simulated space on leadership roles that are missions. She will also take inspiring. She is very charitable classes on space history. with her time and her efforts. Hendershot was one of 15 military children in the country She has a natural ability to make others feel safe and acto be selected for the Bernard cepted unconditionally. I am Curtis Brown II Memorial proud to have had the opportuSpace Camp Scholarship, nity to have a student like AJ in which will pay for cost and travel expenses. Bernard Curtis my class at Trail.” Hendershot’s favorite subjects Brown II was a military child, are science and math. She parwho died on September 11, 2001 when his hijacked airliner ticipated in the Frank Sottile Middle School Math Contest, crashed into the Pentagon in which was held at Marywood Washington, D.C. He was on University May 17. his way to California to repreShe also enjoys playing sent his school at a National sports such as softball, soccer, Geographic event. basketball, field hockey, golf “I feel proud and honored,” said Hendershot. “I didn’t think and fishing. “We’re extremely proud of I was going to get picked, but I AJ,” said Dr. Tania Stoker, prinfelt proud that I did.” cipal of Lackawanna Trail EleTo earn this scholarship, mentary Center. “She is a Hendershot wrote an essay well-rounded student both about her achievements academically and extracurand her future plans. ricularly. Obviously, this She also wrote about is a huge honor with only her father in the Navy 15 students being chosen Reserves deployed around the country. AJ in Afghanistan, is very deserving of where he is an it. I think she’ll intelligence have a great time analyst at the in space camp. Parwan DetenIt’s a nice tribute tion Facility. to her dad.” AJ Hendershot received ABINGTON JOURNAL/BEN letters of recomFREDA mendation from AJ Hendershot earned her science the opportunity to teacher spend six days this Mr.Gercken and summer at NASA her math teachSpace Camp in Huntser Mrs. Franko as ville, Ala. BY BEN FREDA Abington Journal Correspondent

matic example. Dan was driving by South Abington Park when he felt inexplicably drawn to stop and the park and walk around. He aimlessly wandered deep into the woods. Matt, who happened to be in the same woods, said he heard footfalls behind him. “I turned around and it was Dan,” he said, recalling how astounded he was. Upon seeing his brother, Dan said, “I guess twin telepathy is real” “He was really confused. Stephen, Melissa and Kevin Keisling, from left, said people forget they are triplets and refer to them as twins. He didn’t know why I was there,” Dan said. Other than the occasional meant to be.” When the siblings who admitted to attempting the age-old trick Flemings reached their final coincidence, the brothers said they seem to have a decisions, they were surof switching classes unheightened awareness of beknownst to their teachers. prised to learn that they had each other’s emotions and chosen the same school. While their differences thoughts. The triplets—Kevin, Mewere the dominant theme, “When he’s sad, I feel sad. lissa and Stephen Keisling— some of the twins stressed When he’s happy, I feel hapsay that people don’t have a their similarities. py for him,” Callen said. “We have the same friends, problem differentiating The deep emotional conamong them but rather replay the same sports and do nection points to the shared the same activities,” Brandon membering how many of difficulty as they prepare to Pacyna said of his twin broth- them there are. move on to the next phases of “People refer to us as er, Connor, and himself. He said overall he thought he and twins,” Melissa said. She said their lives. The transition is she wasn’t sure why, but that bittersweet, as many of the his brother had more simisiblings will be apart for the it happened often. larities than differences. first time . Among the whole group Aaron and Connor Flem“We’re both eager to start ing are the only siblings who “twin telepathy”—the idea our own separate lives,” Tifwill attend college together. that twins have a means of fany Coles said. “But it’s communicating that doesn’t Both will be freshmen at going to be hard because seem to have a scientific Temple University this fall. explanation—seemed to be a we’ve always had each other. “We never talked about it We’re going to be on the real phenomenon. The Calwith each other,” they said. phone and Skype a lot.” “It was a coincidence. It was lens provided the most dra-


A large number Abington Heights High School twins and triplets are set to graduate. Front row: Cassandra Coles, Corey Ware, Joey Hamersly, Bill Hamersly, Cailey Ware, Tiffany Coles. Back row: Connor Fleming, Matt Callen, Brandon Pacyna, Kevin Keisling, Melissa Keisling, Stephen Keisling, Connor Pacyna, Dan Callen, Aaron Fleming.

“We have the same friends, play the same sports and do the same activities,” Brandon Pacyna, front, said of his twin brother, Connor, and himself.

Misericordia recognizes grads

Ceremony on campus. Cadman earned a Master of Science degree as a family nurse practitioner. She was the recipient of the Dr. Marcie Jones Graduating Nursing Award, given to a graduate nursing student in good academic standing who demonstrates living the mission of Misericordia.




The Misericordia University Department of Nursing recently recognized academic accomplishment of its top graduates, Eric Thomas, Schuylkill Haven; Amanda Howatt, Coopersburg; Lisa Bolton, Trucksville; Christine Reesey, Dallas and Jeanne Cadman, Abington Township, at the annual Honors and Awards


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Dog Park cleanup a success

Friendly feud

BY JOAN MEAD MATSUI Abington Journal Correspondent

Competition usually brings out the best in people. In this case, it couldn’t be more true. Students from Abington Heights, Lackawanna Trail and Scranton Prep high schools are part of the Relay for Life of the Abingtons fundraiser and are competing against relay teams from Delaware Valley and Pittston area to raise money for the American Cancer Society. According to Abbie Gall, a senior at Abington Heights High School, the competition is based on percentages of which groups sign up the most teams and raises the most money. Gall has been involved with the Relay committee since her freshman year. This year, she is a team captain and co-chair. “It brings the community together and raises so much money,” Gall said. “It gives you the chance to provide hope and make a difference in people’s lives.” According to Gall, the Relay for Life of the Abingtons has set a goal of $31,000. “We’re working hard holding fundraising events,” she said. Two other co-chairs are Kaitlyn Davis, a junior at Scranton Prep, and Jenn Rich of Abington Heights. Relay for Life begins June 2 at 3 p.m. and runs through June 3 at Abington Heights High School. Anyone wishing to take part in Relay for Life, a fundraiser or just wishing to make a donation can go to

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. - At an Abington Area Joint Recreation Board meeting May 17, Marie King, board volunteer and Abington Area Community Park Dog Park organizer, reported on a number of items regarding the dog park. “We had a very successful clean up at the dog park and a lot of volunteers came out…not only did we do a cleanup, but the following week we held an Arbor Day Celebration at the Pavilion and planted five trees along the lake…,” said King. She also reported that a visitor to the dog park gave an anonymous $2,000 donation. Linda Young, Recreation Board member, reported fishing line receptacles will be placed around the park for used, broken fishing line and hooks. “The point of the project is to protect water and marine life,” said Young. Willy Jones presented this project at the 2011 “Forever Young” Kids’ Fishing Derby and Family Fun Day, said Young. “He (Jones) also taught it at Comm Camp. The Comm used Willy’s project to apply for a grant to purchase receptacles and spread awareness about this project.” Recreation Board Chair, Bill Risse, said, “Discarded line looks harmless, but it tangles around birds and ducks, which have no way to get free. Most fishermen are careful to try and hang onto to old line, but without a collection point they also get tangled up in it, and it winds up on the ground. So the project will not only provide containers for our lake, but also be a live teaching tool that will impact habits that anglers will carry to other lakes.” Dori Waters, an Abington Area Community Classroom organizer, discussed the classroom’s spring semester. “We had a great spring semester, and are busy planning the fall (session).” The group’s mission is “to provide the community with enrichment and recreation through a broad array of learning opportunities.” Young reported on sponsorship for the upcoming “Forever Young” Kids’ Fishing Derby. Grand sponsors for the event to be held June 9, 9 a.m. to noon at the Abington Area Community Park in South Abington Twp. include: the Young Family, Abington Area Joint Recreation Board, Geisinger-CMC and Prudential Financial.



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A member of the British Car Club of Northeast Pa. in the Clarks Summit parade. Clarks Summit Fire Company No. 1, Inc. marches in the Clarks Summit Memorial Day Parade.


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Juggler Rob Smith performs a ’hot act’ at the Clarks Summit Memorial Day parade.

This year’s Clarks Summit Memorial Day Parade was hosted by the Abington Memorial Post 7069 VFW. It began at 11 a.m. at Clarks Summit Elementary School, Grove Street and continued onto State Street, ending at Members of Clarks Green United Methodist Church march to VFW Post, Winola Road. promote their upcoming chicken barbecue. For additional photos of the Clarks Summit, Dalton, Factoryville and Nicholson Memorial Day parades, see the June 6 print edition of The Abington Journal or visit The Abington www.theabingtonjournalHeights High .com. School Marching Comets perform in the Clarks Summit Memorial Day Parade.


Sarah Fulton, 18 and John Andrews, 17, canvas the Clarks Summit Memorial Day parade route in support of the upcoming Relay for Life of the Abingtons.


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The Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., participates with a vintage hearse in the Clarks Summit Memorial Day parade.

World War II Veterans come out for the Clarks Summit Memorial Day Parade.

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Allan A. Atherholt May 24, 2012

Allan A. Atherholt, Clarks Summit died Thursday morning, May 24, at the Hospice Community Care in Dunmore. His wife is the former Deborah Lee Dymond; they were married for 32 years. Born in Dover, N.J. he was the son of Mary E. Crich Atherholt, West Wyoming and the late Asa M. Atherholt Jr. He was employed with Diamond Manufacturing as a Maintenance Mechanic, prior to driving truck for Trucks Unlimited/ Diamond, since 1997, Acme and Insalaco’s. Allan was member of the Teamsters Local 401 and United Food & Commercial Union 72. He was a West Side Area Vocational-Technical School Graduate in 1971. He was a strong, loving, generous son, husband and father who will be missed by all that knew him. He had a big heart; always willing to lend a hand. Allan had a passion for

basketball, and track teams at Abington Heights. Karen took particular pride in her children’s athletic accomplishments; including Jordan’s 2010 Pennsylvania state championship in the 200 meter dash, her daughter Lauren’s success as a point guard for the Lady Comets basketball team and her son Matt’s accomplishments on the soccer field. She was a former member of the Scranton Country Club and Glen Oak Country Club. She loved spending time with her family at the beach and traveling to the Outer Banks, Hawaii and Atlantis.

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fishing, hunting and earlier Gymkhana Barrel Horse Racing with his horse “Trigger.� He loved his dog “Diesel� aka “Puparoo� or “Buster.� Also surviving are a son Wesley R. Atherholt, Newton Twp.; three brothers, Stephen and his wife Debra, Florida, Byron Earl, West Pittston, and Lawrence and his wife Rebecca, Dallas; three sisters, Elaine Romanick and her husband Tony, Hazleton, Susan Benya and her husband Rick, Texas and Jacqueline Hoffman and her husband Kevin, Benton, several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his sister Kimberly Atherholt and his brother Asa Atherholt III. Online condolences may be sent to In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or Hospice Community Care, 100 Williams St., Dunmore PA 18512

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Eugene R. Carroll, 74, died Tuesday morning, May 22, at Regional Hospital of Scranton. His wife is the former Mary Ann Sheehan. The couple have been married for 42 years. Born in Scranton, he was the son of James and Florence Jordan Carroll Sr. He was a graduate of South Catholic High School in Scranton and received his associate degree in Law Enforcement from the University of Scranton. He was an army veteran serving in Korea. Prior to his retirement, he was a Detective Sergeant for the City of Scranton Police Department. Gene served as president of the EB Jermyn Lodge, #2 , Fraternal Order of Police and served 35 years as a state delegate for the Pennsylvania FOP. He was the first Scranton Police officer to graduate from the

of Saint Mary’s High School in Wilkes-Barre and later Mercy Hospital School May 27, 2012 of Nursing. She was employed at John Hopkins Joan L. Hospital in Baltimore, Md., Burkhardt, Clarks Sum- The National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md., mit, died Sunday eve- Supervising Nurse at Suburban Hospital in Md., and ning, May prior to her retirement she 27, at the was the I.V. Nurse at the Abington Manor Nursing former Community Medical Facility. Center. She was also a Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late member of Our Lady of the Abingtons in Dalton. Carl and Florence BurkSurviving are two sisters, hardt. She was a graduate

Phyllis A. Weisenfluh, Dalton and Denise A. Williams and her husband Harry M., New Hope, Pa.; seven nieces and nephews, 16 greatnieces and nephews and one great –great- nephew. She was preceded in death by a brother Carl R. Burkhardt Jr. and a brother in law Robert O. Weisenfluh. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held June 1 at 10 a.m. from Our Lady of the Abingtons Parish, 700 W. Main St., Dalton with

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Also surviving are her three children, Jordan Lee Hoyt, Geoffrey Matthew Hoyt and Lauren Carol Hoyt, all living at home, two brothers James Hayden and his wife Dorothy of Dalton, Ronald Hayden Mt. Cobb; mother in-law Carol C. Hoyt and father in- law Justus C. Hoyt, Clarks Summit. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital Research, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105 To send online condolences, visit Pennsylvania State Police Academy. Gene was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who will be missed by all. The Carroll family would like to thank the extended family of doctors and nurses on the 4th floor Telemetry Unit at the Regional Hospital of Scranton for their gentle care, kindness and professionalism. Surviving are three sons: Michael and wife Mary Beth; Thomas and Patrick, all from Louisville, Colo.; two daughters, Nancy Carroll Mercanti and husband John of Clarks Green; and Jean Carroll of Clarks Summit; four grandchildren Sara Mercanti Lowe, Eliza Mercanti, Liam Carroll and Evan Carroll; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by five sisters, Betty Schwenk, infants, Florence, Mary, Jatchie and Marie Carroll and five brothers, James Jr., Paul, Raymond, John and Gerald Carroll. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 To sign the online guestbook, go to

services to be celebrated by Rev. Thomas Petro, pastor. All those attending are asked to go directly to church. Interment will be in Mt. Greenwood Cemetery, Shavertown. Friends may call on Thursday from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit. To send an online condolence, visit


OBITUARY William Thomas Walton May 19, 2012

William Thomas Walton died May 19, 2012. William’s life was a testament to his advocacy of people coping with the difficulties of the human condition. He had a deep belief in the Christian principles of the Holy Trinity and Divine Grace. He spent his professional career as a Lutheran minister, earning his bachelor’s degree from Muhlenburg College in Allentown and master’s degrees from the Lutheran Seminary, Philadelphia and Marywood University, Scranton. He earned his DMin through Wartburg University, Waverly, Iowa. A native of central Pennsylvania’s Panther Valley, William received the Pro Deo Et Patria scouting Award and spent so much of his childhood roaming the woods he earned the nickname “Nature Boy.� His career was spent serving at parishes all over Pennsylvania: Grace Lutheran Church in Norristown, Trinity Lutheran Church, Coatesville, Advent Mission Church, Richboro, St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Tower City and Trinity Lutheran Church, Clarks Summit, before retiring as pastor of Simeon Lutheran Church in Gratz in 1986. In retirement he served as chaplain at Susquehanna Lutheran Village and as interim pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Millersburg, where he taught a Bethel bible study course for many years. Throughout his life he championed those with weak societal voices. He trained youth at work camps in mental hospitals and retirement homes. He worked extensively in prison ministry and for prisoner’s rights in Scranton. Throughout his life he attempted to bridge the divisions in the

church. In his last years he converted to Catholicism. This conversion gave him great strength throughout the many years of his suffering. The “Wampus� was an avid reader on a broad area of topics. He loved to hike, sail, paint, and study history, and was a prolific writer of short stories and editorials. William and his wife of 57 years, Mary Ann (Jolley), were inseparable. They met at Camp Daddy Allen in 1948 as counselors for children living with crippling conditions. She supported him devotedly through his many parish assignments. They found yearly recuperation during their summer sojourns to the northern Maine woods. Mary Ann survives her husband along with daughters Rebecca Adrian, Annie Lane and Sarah Bragan; grandchildren William, Thomas, Meredith, Aaron, Rachel, Ian, Andrew, Gabrielle, Christian, and Isaac, as well as two great-grandchildren, Rory and Fallon. His brother, Stewart his wife, Judy and two nephews, also survive him. William passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family. A gathering to celebrate his life will be announced at a later date. HooverBoyer Funeral Homes, Inc. is handling the arrangements. To sign the guestbook, go to In lieu of flowers, remember Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, whose compassionate care allowed Bill to spend his last days at his home with those who loved him as he did them. The Hospices address is 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg PA 17110.


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Visual Arts/ Performing Arts The third annual “Arts on Fire” Festival, June 1- 3 at the Historic Iron Furnaces in Scranton. Eevent will include Friday’s education day for local South Scranton schools; an all day iron pour, blacksmithing and ancient raku ceramic demonstrations on Saturday and chainsaw wood carving and ancient raku ceramic demonstrations along with professional glassblowing will be held on Sunday. A Ring of Fire demonstration will be performed at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Also featured during Saturday and Sunday are fine artist vendors, food, live music, historical displays and tours of the Iron Furnaces. Saturday events run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Cost: free. Ghostlight Productions Presents: Shakespeare in the Park, “Romeo and Juliet”, at South Abington Park, June 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 6:30 p.m. and June 3 and 10 at 2:30 p.m. Cost: free. New Visions Studio and Gallery presents: Sight Specific, an Exhibit on view June 1 -16. Opening reception will be during First Friday on June 1 from 5 to 10 p.m. Features: Acrylic, Oil and Watercolor paintings by Austin Burke; Surreal photography by Shane McGeehan and Laurie Otto; and Carved stone bowls by Mark Zander. Lackawanna County Meals on Wheels “Hunger for the Arts” Fundraiser, at The Scranton Cultural Center on June 7 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. There will be art and artistic services for auction, wine tasting, light appetizers, baskets for raffle, music, and various artisans selling their products. All proceeds will benefit Meals on Wheels Lackawanna County. Cost: $15. Info:

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Writers Group, for ages 18 and up, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m., ongoing. All genres and levels of writing welcome. Cost: Free. Info: 996.1500.

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“Eight Steps to Happiness” meditation classes, Thursdays now through June 7 at the Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road, from 7 8:30 p.m. Classes are selfcontained and participants may drop in any week. Cost: $10 per class. Info: or 845.856.9000. Quilting for Kids: “Monkey’s Wrench”, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, Wednesdays through June 13 from 3:30 - 5 p.m. For ages 6 and up. Students will learn early American quilting techniques as they create a Monkey’s Wrench quilt. Cost: $6 per class. Register: 996.1500.

MORE THAN MOVIES Dietrich Theater Erica Rogler

In January, students from The University of Scranton set out to Uganda for a pilgrimage where they took part in a course called Christianity in Africa. Shown above, are: Rev. Henry Mulwai, Nicholas Lowry, Deanna Lindburg, Kelly Crowley, Gilian Naro, Sal Frangipane, Michelle Dougherty, Dr. Dan Haggerty, John McGill, Dr. Kim Pavlick, Daniele Salvadeo, Emily Harasym, Martha Triano and Dr. Charlie Pinches.

Faith brings joy By Stephanie Elko Abington Journal Correspondent

University premieres documentary ‘Pilgrimage to Uganda: a transformational learning experience.’


rofessors Kimberly Pavlick and Beth Holmes were pleasantly surprised when more than 200 students, faculty and parents streamed into the Loyola Science Center at The University of Scranton May 12 for the premiere of the documentary: “Pilgrimage to Uganda: a transformational learning experience.” In January, students from the university set out to Uganda for a pilgrimage where they took part in a course called Christianity in Africa. The class was held by Charles Pinches, Ph.D., professor and chair of theology and religious studies. This year, the faculty received a grant to bring technology with them to Uganda. Kimberly Pavlick, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication, decided to accompany the group with a plan to create a documentary. Over the course of the trip, Pavlick, labeled the “trip mom,” and the 10 Jesuit honors students enrolled in the course filmed and recorded every step of their religious journey. When they returned, Professor Beth Holmes of the communication department edited the film in such a way that told the story of the students’ experience in Uganda. Later she interviewed the students. “Telling the story through their mouths and seeing it through their eyes makes it very poignant,” Pavlick said. The running theme of the documentary is that even though a lot of suffering exists in Uganda, joy exists alongside it. “The people [in Uganda] depend on their faith for joy and suffering, and the joy they have is very infectious,” Holmes

said. At the film premiere, students said that they could not believe that the documentary was focused on what they learned and their experience. The story was developed on the basis of the poverty, faith, suffering and joy of the Christians in Africa. This was the first time that the theology, philosophy and communication departments worked together to create a learning experience for their students. During the film, people laughed when Professor Pavlick danced on screen and cried when they realized how difficult life is for the people of Uganda. Pavlick described the audience at the premiere as feeling moved and deeply touched by it. According to Pavlick, after the premiere, people came up to the students and faculty who participated and said, “I understand. I saw. I felt.”

Currently, Holmes is planning on airing the documentary on Comcast and will be creating a YouTube channel in the near future where it can be viewed. Holmes will be submitting the documentary into various competitions and at the academic conference where all Jesuit schools meet. The faculty members at the university hope the documentary will help to assuage the fear of visiting a third world country. Pavlick said she felt perfectly safe her entire stay and humbled by the experience. There is not a day that goes by that she has not been trying to figure out a way to raise money for a well to be built near the church of Father Henry Mulwai, a pastor they met in Uganda. “[Since their return] we still marvel that our water is clean, food is put in front of us and that we have electricity,” Pavlick said.


Professors Beth Holmes and Kimberly Pavlick show off the documentary ‘Pilgrimage to Uganda: A Transformational Learning Experience’ at The University of Scranton.

There is something to be said for trying new things. It definitely is a way to put a little bit of zest into life. To that end, the Dietrich will be offering a variety of new classes and events for us to try this June. For example the theater will be hosting Kundalini yoga classes with instructors Barbara Tierney and Melissa Russo starting Saturday, June 2 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. In this class, you will experience the gifts that Kundalini yoga has to offer as you explore breath, movement and mantra leading you into a deeper connection with your own truth. This form of yoga is challenging to everyone yet can be done by everyone. The Dietrich’s Programming Coordinator Margie Young has told me that taking Kundalini yoga on a Saturday morning really re-energizes her for the rest of the day. Sounds good. Right? Those who attend are asked to bring a yoga mat and a blanket. Classes will also be held on Saturdays, June 9, 30 and August 11 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. at the Dietrich. Admission is $15 per class. Plus there will be a special Kundalini Yoga session at Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park on Saturday, July 28 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. What could be better than doing yoga right by the scenic Susquehanna. The Dietrich will also be hosting an Introduction to the Game of Go series in June. On Mondays, June 11, 18, 25, and July 2 from 6 - 7 p.m., adults and students ages eleven and up will learn this ancient game that originated in China more than 4,000 years ago and is still popular today. Like Kundalini yoga, it too is easy to learn yet can be very challenging. During these classes, instructor Bill Herron will teach those who participate the fundamentals of the Game of Go, and by the end of the class series we may be able to have a Go tournament for those who wish to take part. Admission is free. For those of you who are more interested in nature and gardening, the Dietrich will be hosting a presentation with Bonnie Gale on The Potential of Living Willow Structures In the Landscape on Wednesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. Bonnie is an expert in her field who has been building living willow structures in the landscape since 2004. During her illustrated lecture, she will show the basic concepts of building living structures, the development of her work, international examples and the great potential for commercial applications. Her structures have been featured in House and Garden, Vogue, and FiberArts magazine, and she appeared on the Martha Stewart Show in See dietrich, Page 12

Who plays Young Agent K in Men in Black III?

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Marworth marks 30th

Marworth Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Treatment Center celebrated its 30th anniversary May16, along with the grand opening of a new dietary wing and fitness center. The new dietary wing spans 5,000 square feet and serves as many as100 people each day. The $2.2 million project also included a fitness center and new equipment, including stationary bikes, treadmills, elliptical machines, free

weights and weight machines. Marworth has treated more than 40,000 patients with a mission to improve the physical, spiritual and emotional health of the alcoholic and chemically dependent person and his or her family through an integrated system of addiction medicine, nursing and counseling services based on a balanced program of patient care, education and performance measurement.

and vintage toys. He noted a few antique and CLARKS SUMMIT- Anyone collectible items popular now: vintage signage, military items wishing to know the value of a such as bayonets and uniforms ‘family treasure’ is invited to and vintage and old metal toys. bring it to the upcoming Sixth “It’s a lot like what you see on Annual Craft and Flea Market. television, with these new The event, to be held June 2, shows on the ‘History Chanfrom 8 to 2 p.m., at the Clarks nel…’ It’s a little like “Storage Summit Fire House, 321 BedWars’ or the auction shows that ford Street, will feature David are on TV, because I go to three Flynn, owner of “The Atomic or four auctions per week,” said Dustbin.” Flynn buys and sells antiques Flynn. He is a collector by naand vintage rare items and col- ture, who founded his business lectibles at his business, located in August 2011 out of his love at 1434 N. Main Ave., Scranton. for history and antiques. “One of the nice things about At the event, he will provide my shop is that you never know attendees with an estimated value of an item’s going market what is here day to day because the inventory changes daily,” he rate or retail value, not to be said. confused with an insurance Prior to opening his business, estimate. One family treasure Flynn was a paramedic and his per person will be allowed. He wife, Roberta, was a volunteer will also feature merchandise for sale, including a 1800s Con- firefighter and EMT for Clarks certina, Fenton milk glass, small Summit, Station 4. The fire company market art and sculpture, beer signage

With Jane Julius Honchell SEE JANE READ Christopher Moore’s fiction engine is finely tuned. The desire to answer the question “What if?” is one of the motors that powers the machine of fiction,andinhisbig,funnymess of a novel, “Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d’Arte,” Christopher Moore proves once again that his storytelling engine is well-tuned. If you’re a Moore fan, you’ll recognize in this, his fourteenth novel, the familiar mix of wacky weirdness, fact, imagination, and bawdiness found in “Fool,” Moore’s riff on Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” and “Lamb,” which purports to be the story of Christ from the point of view of his childhood buddy, Biff. But “Sacre Bleu” is a horse of a different color: a historical comedy. “This is a story about the color blue,” Moore tells us in his opening sentence, and indeed it is, but mixed into the rare pigment of this particular shade is a story about art, obsession, love, memory, sacrifice and mystery. Well, I said it was messy, right? Some of the book’s messiness stems from the fact that Moore hops about in time like a crazed kangaroo. Although set primarily in Paris from about 1863 to 1891, where “Sacre Bleu” draws us into the meticulously recreated period when the Impressionists flourished, it also goes back to the dawn of human history and forward to the present year, with numerous stops along the way. Most of the Impressionist artists appear as either supporting players or in cameo roles. One, however – Henri Toulouse-Lautrec–sharestopbillingwiththree entirely fictional stars. Henri teams up with his friend and the book’s protagonist, Lucien Lessard, a baker and aspiring painter living in Montmartre, to unravel the mystery of the Colorman, a twisted little man in brown, and his companion. I’ll call her Juliette, since this is the name by which Lucien knows her, but she

appears in many guises. The Colorman, who says his first name is “The,” is, despite his frequent funny remarks, an ominous presence who makes the Sacre Bleu and sells it to the artists, but at a terrible cost. The “What if?” that drives the story centers around the death of Vincent Van Gogh. History tells us that Van Gogh shot himself in a field outside of Auvers, then walked several miles to get help from his doctor before succumbing to his wounds. To Moore, this doesn’t make sense, and we can almost hear him saying: “Yeah, but what if Van Gogh was shot by someone else?” Moore answers his question by having the Colorman appear and accidentally fire the fatal shot. As Henri and Lucien follow the clues, they are drawn into a world where time often stands still and nothing is as it seems. The plot becomes more intriguing when the two discover that Lucien’s beloved Juliette is also Henri’s favorite model, a laundress named Carmen Gaudin. Her story, along with her connection to the Colorman, is eventuallyrevealed–perhapsmorethan it needs to be, since we soon guess that she is a muse. Nevertheless, it’s impossible not to get caught up in the suspense as we wonder whether the two friends will unravel the mystery before the Colorman can destroy them. “Sacre Bleu,” however, rises above the level of a mere detective story and becomes, at times, aseriousmeditationonthepower and origins of the shade of blue onceusedexclusivelytocolorthe Virgin Mary’s cloak (hence its name). It’s also a carefully re-



Cutting the ceremonial ribbon are, from left, Geisinger Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Frank Trembulak, Marworth Vice President James Dougherty, Waverly’s Larry Stetler, a Marworth Advisory Council member and Geisinger President and Chief Executive Officer Glen Steele Jr.

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place will also feature antique dealers, an Avon representative, handicrafts, vintage jewelry, candy, golf items and a little bit of everything, including garage sale items. This year is one of celebration for the Joseph W. Hall Memorial Auxiliary to the Clarks Summit Fire Co. #1 and the Clarks Summit Fire Department. “It’s the 60th year anniversary of the auxiliary and the beginning of the fire company’s 100th (anniversary),” said Karyn Bevard, auxiliary president. “He (David S. Flynn) has offered to help us by providing us with something different – an Antique Road Show type of service. A lot of people will come to the event and find something, but they don’t know what it (the item) is worth. Bring something from home – one item per customer and he’ll put a value on it,” said Gayle

Snell, publicity coordinator for the event. Alice Fritch is chairperson of the event. The Flea Market and Craft Show is one of two major fundraisers held by the auxiliary and all proceeds raised are donated to the fire company. Community support for the event has been provided by businesses including Everything Natural, Stanik’s Mower Service, The Jewelry Room, Paul’s Barber Shop & Men’s Hair Styling, Duffy’s Coffee House, Mamma Mia’s, Bunnell Hardware Co., Clel’s Place, The Abington Journal and Dalton Lumber. Admission to the craft and flea market is free; event will be held rain or shine. Breakfast, lunch and raffle tickets for a variety of prizes donated by area businesses, including a wheelbarrow of cheer will be available to purchase. For more information, call 586.8061.

searched love letter to the Impressionists, complete with color reproductions of their work. Moore also uses the character of Juliette to provide us with his own take on how these great paintings were made. But if you try to read “Sacre Bleu” like an art historian, ferreting out anachronisms and errors of fact, you’ll be missing the point. Fiction may begin with fact, or be based on it, butwhatmattersishowthewriter transmutes fact into art, and in Moore’s case, fun, since “Sacre Bleu” is first and foremost a comedy. Here is an example of Moore’s wit: Henri and Lucien are chatting in the bakery, and Henri says that he is perplexed by the fact that his maid quit on the spot when he emerged from his bedroom naked as a jaybird. “I assume you were wearing your hat?” Lucien asks. “Of course,” Henri answers indignantly. “What do you think I

am, some philistine?” Jokes like this one abound in “Sacre Bleu,” as do wonderful and often comic portraits of people.Describingtheeccentricprofessor, Emile Bastard, who eventually uses hypnosis to help Lucien recover his lost memories, Moore writes: “The Professeur was a very tall man – his thin, aquilineaspectputoneinmindof a tweedy wading bird of some sort, an academically inclined egret, perhaps.” It’s writing like this that makes Moore a joy to read, and “Sacre Bleu” is his best and most ambitious novel to date. Despite its messiness, reading “Sacre Bleu” won’t make you feel blue.

“Edge” – by Jeffery Deaver. Police detective Ryan Kessler and his family become the targets of Henry Loving, who has been hired to obtain Information from Kessler. The job of keeping the Kesslers alive falls to a man named Corte, a senior federal protecBY MARY ANN MCGRATH tion officer, who applies board game strategy to his work. For It’s Summer. . . and reading Corte, this assignment is also clubs are in bloom at the Abington Community Library. an opportunity to avenge the death of a friend, one of LovThey are geared not only to children but to teens and adults ing’s victims. “Clara and Mr. Tiffany” – by as well. There’s “Dream Big. . . Susan Vreeland. Publicly unREAD!” for pre-schoolers up recognized by Louis Comfort through children entering 6th grade; “Teen Read” for young Tiffany, Clara Driscoll works behind the scenes in his New adults (7th through 12th York studio, designing nearly grades); and “Between the all of the iconic leaded-glass Covers,” a reading club for lamps for which he is long adults. The teen and adult remembered. Ultimately, she is groups will have a chance to forced to protest against the win “Kindles” by returning company she has worked so Quick Rate Slips to the Desk, hard to cultivate in order to short and easy comments on the books they are reading that achieve artistic recognition as a woman. will be put into random draw“The Capitol Game” – by ings in August. The children’s program aims Brian Haig. Jack Wiley, a successful Wall Street banker, to be fun for the youngsters, learns of a miraculous polymer with the emphasis on recreational-type reading, and a big that can shield any vehicle with a coating equal to thirty inches support for parents who want of steel. He enlists the help of their children to avoid the the Capitol Group in a takeover “summer slide” and maintain of the small company that dethose reading skills learned during the school year. In addi- veloped the polymer. Then the tion to reading incentives, there Pentagon’s investigative service is a full program of crafts, Story learns of the scheme and the deal turns into a nightmare. Hours, art workshops, games, “The Red Thread” – by Ann contests, and professional perHood. After losing her infant formances by a magician, a musician, a comedian and two daughter in a freak accident, Maya Lange opens The Red paleontologists. Early regisThread, an adoption agency tration for the children’s Sumthat specializes in placing baby mer Reading Club will begin girls from China with Ameron June 5; the other two proican families. The painful and grams will get underway on June 11. Library staff members courageous journeys toward adoption as experienced by six will be able to provide calencouples who come to her for dars of events for all ages and help force Maya to confront the answer questions about regislost daughter from her past and tering. New Large Print Books for to seek out a Chinese baby girl of her own. Adults The Abington Community Library is located at 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Visit our website, to register online for events or call the library at (570) 587-3440. Don’t have a library card? Register for one at libraryinfo/library_card_reg.asp.

Jane Julius Honchell, who resides in Glenburn Twp., is a well-known features writer and columnist. She is an associate professor at Keystone College, La Plume, where she serves as Director of Theater. "See Jane Read" appears monthly in The Abington Journal.

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process in which they list their activities and achievements that demonstrate a commitment to service, leadership, scholarship and character. Each candidate must also write an essay and obtain letters of recommendation. Members complete a minimum of 20 hours of community service. As president, Sarno has initiated new events such as the Summer State Park Clean-up, Homecoming Carnival and Prom Expo. The society is also currently working on painting a mural in the Allied Services pool area. “I have been extremely fortunate to have had such a great team to work with . All of the other officers really stepped up to help make NHS successful. It’s been an honor to represent such a remarkable group of young adults. I truly appreciate all the support and respect they have given me,” Sarno said. Sarno has studied at the Devine School of Dance for 16 years. She is four-year Abington Heights’ varsity track and field letter winner and two-year Abington Heights varsity cross country letter winner. She is a National Ski Patrol Member and National Latin exam gold medalist. Sarno resides in Dalton with her mother and father, Mark and JoAnn Sarno and her 16-year-old sister, Emily.

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Dalton Library Delights

Meet the President Interests/Hobbies: Dance (ballet, tap, and jazz), running, skiing, hiking Inspired by: Nature. I go for hikes at the state park near my house whenever I can. Favorite Place in the World: So far my favorite places have been Laguna Beach in California and Steamboat, Colo., but I would love to travel to Italy one day. Favorite Book: “Ditchdigger’s Daughter” by Yvonne S.Thornton. I think about this book so often that I have to say it is my favorite. My mom gave it to me in 9th grade and it inspired me to want to study medicine. I would recommend it to anyone, especially young girls. Greatest Achievement: Becoming an official member of the National Ski Patrol and surviving AP chemistry. Perfect Saturday Afternoon: Skiing with my family with perfect snow conditions. I Can’t Leave Home Without: I always keep my ballet shoes in my car because I have dance practice almost every day.

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ABOVE: Senior Joseph Wilga plays the guitar during his segment.

Coffee with CULTURE

Lackawanna Trail Jr. /Sr. High School held its annual coffee and culture day recently at the high school. Students displayed their artwork throughout the school. Poetry readings and musical pieces were performed in the library.


days, June 4 and 5, July 2 and 3, and August 6 and 7 from 10 10:45 a.m. Four through six year Continued from Page 10 2010. Bonnie has even taught a olds will be able to learn about dance, movement and rhythm class in Tunkhannock where on Mondays and Tuesdays, July students created a beautiful 2 and 3 and August 6 and 7 living willow structure for Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park. from 11 - 11:45 a.m. Judy will be And believe it or not, it survived teaching a seven to nine year old class on the same dates as the the flood of September 2011. Admission to her presentation is four to six year old class from noon to 12:45 p.m. Specials free. For more information, needs classes will also be ofplease call the Dietrich at fered from 1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Ad996.1500. And for children, Judy Weist mission to all classes is free and no experience is required. For of Stage Door Dance Studio more information or to sign up, will be teaching introductory dance classes at the theater this call the Dietrich at 996.1500. Space is limited. summer. Little ones ages two As you can see, the Dietrich is and three year olds can take so much more than the movies. classes on Mondays and Tues-

ABOVE: a painting by emily scappatura. AT LEFT: a painting by Kelsey Hopkins. Below: Artwork on display at Lackawanna Trail.

Fundraisers planned at Dietrich Tunkhannock’s Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater is a nonprofit movie theater that supports the arts in Wyoming County and surrounding communities. In order to provide low cost or free programming, additional funding is provided not only by grants, but also by the generous help of individuals. This summer, the Dietrich Theater’s Fundraising Committee, led by Annette Sheldon, is embarking on two fundraisers to help support a full range of children’s programming. The first, led by Linda Murray, will be on Founders Day in Tunkhannock, June 23, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. This will be a basket raffle. One

will include gift certificates for area restaurants, another will have items for your automobile, and the Dietrich will fill a basket with movie gift bags and other Dietrich items. Tickets will be $1 or 6 for $5. The second, led by Patty Holdredge, will be at Tunkhannock’s Perkins Restaurant on Route 6, formerly Shadowbrook. On June 27 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., 20% of all bills will go the Dietrich Theater for children’s programming, including art classes, summer camps, children’s theatre and more. In June, Perkins tickets will be available at the Dietrich Theater. . For information about these events call the Dietrich Theater at 996.1500.

Ah, June, the month of graduations and school children welcoming their freedom with dreams of swimming, biking, camping out under the stars, trips to Dorney or Hershey Park and, if they are lucky, a family vacation trip. How well I remember those days when I could also find plenty of time to head to my favorite spot on the porch, book in hand, get lost in the world of Nancy Drew and, as a teenager, in Charles Dickens’ and Jane Austen’s worlds. And just in case you or your children find yourselves looking for something different to spice up the lazy, hazy days of summer, check out our library’s schedule for the next two and a half months. The annual summer reading programs begin on June11with registration at the library. Kids from birth to age11are eligible for the “Dream Big, Read” program and each child will receive a prize bag, a schedule of events, and a passport for free admission to many of the local attractions. Those who read five books will receive a prize and after reading10 books, the participant will receive another prize and a certificate of completion. In addition, there will be many special programs on Tuesday mornings from June11to August 7 at the library or at the Streamside Park. The first one, on June12 at11a.m. will feature the magician, Steve Woyce and he’ll appear at Streamside Park. Young adults (ages12-18) are also included in the summer reading program. Every time a participant reads a book, she or he will get a chance for prizes. The county library system is sponsoring the Battle of the Books (Junior Battle: grades 4-6; Senior Battle: grades 7-12) and discussions of the selected books will occur on Thursdays in July and August at our library. The Battles will a take place at the Mall at Steamtown on August 9 (Juniors) and August16 (Seniors) at 5:30 p.m. Join these Dalton teams and be the champions. And for the art lovers among students in grades 3-6, there’s a county wide Bookmark Contest (deadline Friday, July13). Here’s a challenge for all you “Kreative Kids!” After seeing your work this spring, I know you can create ingenious bookmarks. How many of you between

the ages of 5-12 are Lego lovers? Well, there’s a county-wide Lego competition scheduled for July 21. It’s a team competition; the theme is space . If you are interested, make sure you contact Janet Geeza at the library for details. Since May’s Saturday Spotlight had to be rescheduled, don’t forget that the group will meet on Saturday, June 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the library. Janet Geeza will facilitate the discussion of Abraham Verghese’s novel, “Cutting for Stone,” a book which focuses on twin brothers, orphaned at birth after their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance. They are raised in Ethiopia, both become physicians, and then are separated during the political turmoil in their county when one brother escapes to America. Even though summer days are upon us, the standard adult programs sponsored by the library continue: Mah Jong on Mondays at10:30 a.m., and on Tuesdays, Bridge Club at10:15 a.m. and Conscious Conversation at 5 p.m. If you are interested in Euchre, contact Janet Geeza for the selected day and time. And you Scrabble players out there...would you be interested in forming a Scrabble group at the library? Janet Geeza would love to help you get it started; just contact her at the library (563.2014). This article is chock full of information and if you forget its contents, just come into the library and behind the circulation deskyou’ll find all the current library events displayed on a large, electronic screen. The Friends’ 3rd Annual Herb and Perennial Festival was held on May19 at the Fire Hall and it was a most successful fund raiser. Thanks to all of you who attendedAs you know, the funds raised support our library. And thanks to all who worked so hard to make the morning such a pleasant experience. Before bidding adieu for this month, I want to thank Janet Geeza for pinch-hitting for me last month. When anyone on our library staff asks “May I help you?,” know that those words are not just a cliché. Janet’s efforts to make sure that you were kept up to date were most generous and so characteristic of our library’s staff dedication to members and the community.

Yard Sales GALORE AT LEFT: Virginia Illuzzi Belson sells Christmas ornaments. ABINGTON JOURNAL/BEN FREDA

The Wohlken family, who lives on Turnpike Road, sells toys and games.

Dietrich Theater Fundraising Committee plans for two upcoming events. Committee members, from left, Linda Murray, Nancy Aiello, and Patty Holdredge are chairing fundraisers at Perkins Restaurant and a Founders Day Basket Raffle.


ABOVE: Susan Davidson, who set up the event, sells clothes and several other items, outside her house and garage on Turnpike Road.

BELOW: Front, from left; Evan Musgrave and Drew Musgrave from Newton. Back row: Debbie Musgrave holding Ella Musgrave, both from Newton, and Debbie’s mother Debbie Weisenfluh, who lives on Turnpike Road.



Clarks Summit, Pa.

MAY 30 TO JUNE 5, 2012

Prep team wins district championship

Chiefs knock off Rangers


Scranton Preparatory School athletes Will Cognetti and Walker Temperton reversed roles with Wyoming Seminary’s Harry Parkhurst and Henry Cornell Thursday in the District 2 Class AA boys’ tennis doubles championship match at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre. Cognetti-Temperton won the district championship with a 6-1, 6-4 victory in a rematch of last year’s title match. A year ago, ParkhurstCornell won as the second seed, dumping the top-seeded team from Scranton Prep in a two-set match that included a tiebreaker in the second set. This time, Cognetti-Temperton came in as the second seed but completed a tournament that included four straight victories in straight sets. Cognetti-Temperton lost just four games in six sets before the final. Those wins included a 6-1, 6-0 romp over Christopher Kim-Willie Lu, the third-seeded team from Wyoming Seminary, in the semifinals earlier Thursday. The win put CognettiTemperton in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association doubles tournament Friday and Saturday at the Hershey Racquet Club. Scranton Prep’s Jay PatelMatt Hanahue fought past Rob Azzarelli-Tim Thomas of Holy Cross, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), Wednesday in the quarterfinal match between the fourth and fifth seeds. Parkhurst-Cornell then defeated Patel-Hanahue, 6-3, 6-2, in Thursday’s semifinals. One Abington Heights team made the final and another reached the semifinal in the District 2-4 Class AAA doubles tournament. Delaware Valley’s Andrew Neidig-Joe Hunt defeated Jai Redkar-Dan Jasinski, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3), in the final after topping Chris SwisherSteven Shields, 6-1, 6-1, in the semifinals. Swisher-Shields, the fifth seed, dumped Tunkhannock’s fourth-seeded team of Jordan Herbert-Brent Christy, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, in the quarterfinals.


Lakeland falls to Hanover Area in district quarterfinals

BY JOE BARESS Abington Journal Correspondent

pitched for Trail in relief of Miller, helped prevent offensive explosion from the Blue Knights. Wyoming Seminary would not score more than three runs in an inning after their six-run second inning. In five innings of work, Aten allowed eight hits and eight runs and recorded the win. “Sometimes you have your ups and your downs,” Aten said, concerning his early relief appearance. “But a win is a win… I still have all the confidence in the world in Steve.” Trail retook the lead in the fourth off a two-RBI single by senior Bruce Benko and ended the inning ahead 8 – 7. Wyoming Seminary surged back in the fifth thanks to a three-RBI double from junior Craig Skudalski, giving the Blue Knights a 10 – 7 lead. The Lions took the lead for

SCOTT TWP.- After trailing by four runs early, the Lakeland Chiefs baseball team Filarsky rallied to advance to the quarterfinals in the district playoffs. The Chiefs scored 10 straight runs after the early deficit to secure a 10-5 victory over Northwest Area. “No one put themselves down when they made a mistake,” junior Eric Grabowski said. “They kept their heads up, put the bat on the ball and got hits when we needed to.” Grabowski pitched a complete game for the Chiefs and earned the victory. Despite the victory, Grabowski had a shaky start. He hit the first batter he faced and threw a passed ball to the next batter, allowing the runner to advance into scoring position. “I wasn’t hitting my spots early in the game,” Grabowski said. “I tried to let them make contact so my defense could make plays for me.” Lakeland recorded two outs in the inning while allowing one run, but couldn’t get the third out until Northwest scored three more runs, giving the Rangers a commanding 4-0 lead in the first inning. Lakeland had opportunities to cut into the four-run deficit in the first two innings, but junior Cody Delfino struck out with a man stranded on third in the first and the Rangers threw sophomore Chris Roche out at the plate in the second. In the third inning, Delfino redeemed himself and hit a single to center with a man on third to give the Chiefs their first run of the game. A few batters later, freshman Shane Rivenburgh smacked a single into left field to cut Lakeland’s deficit to 4-2. Senior Alex Filarsky started a two-out rally in the fourth inning with a single to left field. Grabowski followed up the single with a two-run shot to left field that tied the game at four. “He likes those kind of moments,” Lakeland coach Larry Piccini said. “He stepped up and made a play for us.” After junior Tyler Brady reached first on an error, Delfino delivered another RBI single to give the Chiefs a 5-4 lead. Lakeland extended its lead in the fifth when Filarsky cracked his third hit of the game over the head of the third baseman to give the Chiefs a 7-4 advantage. Brady then crushed a home run to right center giving the Chiefs a 9-4 lead. Sophomore James Blevins capped off the inning with an RBI triple. During the offensive onslaught, Grabowski and the Lakeland defense didn’t allow a run for five innings. Grabowski settled in striking out four batters and retiring the side twice. “I thought he threw a great

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Lakeland pitcher Alissa Steier cracks one of her three doubles in the Lady Chiefs’ 6-0 win over Dunmore.

Lady Chiefs advance Two teams scoreless BY ROBERT TOMKAVAGE

SCOTT TWP- Lakeland defeated Riverside, 6-0, in a District 2 Class AA softball first round matchup. Alissa Steier led the Lady Chiefs both on the mound and at the plate. Steier hit three doubles, drove in two runs and allowed just four hits over seven innings. “She’s been hot lately,” Lakeland head coach Brian Wagner said. “She was batting in the six hole, and then our catcher (Lauren Terpak) got sick one day so I moved her (Steier) to the four spot. Ever since then she’s been on fire.” Lakeland took a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Steier drove in two runs with her first double of the game. The Lady Chiefs struck for two more runs in the bottom of the second.

Dana Prudente drove in a run during the rally. Lakeland’s Allison Kraky knocked in a run in the bottom of the fifth and later scored on a wild pitch to give the Lady Chiefs a 6-0 lead. The first three batters in the Lady Chiefs lineup Sam Amorine, Prudente and Allison Kraky each contributed two hits. “That worked out great especially since it’s been the bottom of the order that has been getting us started,” Wagner said. “To have those top four batters hit makes it that much easier to coach.” Ashley Buffton, Vanessa Schab, Abbey Wzorek and Taylor Tilberry provided the base hits for the Lady Vikings. Lakeland defeated shut out Carbondale, 2-0, in See Lady Chiefs, Page 14

Dunmore third baseman Cassie Schuster can’t get the tag on Lakeland’s Dana Prudente in time. Prudente had two hits.

Trail outslugs Wyoming Seminary Todd Peters said. “That’s not typically how we like to play the game, but offensively they stayed with it and came through with some big hits.” Trail faced trouble early. After the Lions took a 1 - 0 lead in the first inning, Wyoming Seminary scored six runs on six hits in the second. Senior Bobby Polachek drove in two runs on a single for the Blue Knights. Polachek ended the game with four hits, three runs and two RBIs. Wyoming Seminary’s big inning forced senior starting pitcher Stephen Miller off the mound early. Miller allowed eight hits and six runs in 1.2 innings. Miller remained in the game at first base, where he recorded four hits and three RBIs. “I give credit to Wyoming PHOTO COURTESY ALICE STUFFLE Seminary,” Peters said. “They Lackawanna Trail’s Stephen Miller delivered four hits and three RBIs in got pitches to hit and they hit the Lions 16-12 win over Wyoming Seminary May 25. them. Sometimes it’s just not

explosive offenses, Lackawanna Trail defeated Wyoming Seminary 16 - 12 in the District 2 FACTORYVILLE- A big Class A baseball semifinals second inning for Wyoming Seminary seemed to have Lack- May 25 to advance to the Disawanna Trail on the ropes early, trict 2 championship game. “I give my guys credit for but the top-seeded Lions restaying with our game plan,” fused to give up. In a game dominated by two Lackawanna Trail head coach BY CORY BURRELL Abington Journal Correspondent

Lackawanna Trail Lions’ third baseman Bruce Benko leaps to catch a line drive.

your day as a pitcher… [but] he [Stephen] came in, he got a big hit for us. I applaud him for staying focused.” The Lions started to cut into the lead immediately, scoring four runs in the bottom of the second inning. A single by Miller scored two runs. Senior Matt Aten, who


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the second round. Steier continued her dominance on the mound, allowing just two hits and striking out 10. Prudente drove in a run, Amorine doubled, Shelby Gallis and Kraky each singled, and Morgan Sederovitz singled and scored a run in the win. The Lady Chiefs then defeated Hanover Area, 4-0, in a second round game May 25. Pitcher Alissa Steier led the way with two hits. She also held the Hawkeyes to just four hits and struck out 11 batters. Shelby Gallis drove in two runs for Lakeland. The Lady Chiefs will play Nanticoke for the District 2 Class AA championship today, May 30 at 2:30 p.m. at Wilkes University.

Prep grad earns tennis honors Scranton Prep graduate Tim McGurrin earned Landmark Conference men’s tennis first-team, all-star honors in both singles and doubles for his play at The University of Scranton. McGurrin, a Clarks Summit resident, was 5-2 in the Landmark Conference and 9-3 overall at number-one singles. He was also 7-0 in the conference and10-3 overall in doubles play. Bennett Kelley joined McGurrin for the first-team doubles selection.

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“Cast again,” said Joe Danilovitz’s fishing pal, Hogan. Danilovitz and Hogan are from Moosic and spent time fishing at Abington Area Community Park May 3.

The ‘mystery of fishing’ BY JOAN MEAD-MATSUI Abington Journal Correspondent

With fishing rods and reels in hand, local fishermen enjoyed mid-day fishing at Lake Eston Wilson at the Abington Area Community Park May 3. Shown from left are Bob Goodfellow, Scranton and on the dock, Jay Clymer, Clarks Summit.


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good in the bottom of the fifth. Junior Pete Murazzi crushed a pitch deep center for a grand slam. The home run helped chase Blue Knights’ pitcher Polachek from the mound. Polachek allowed 13 hits, seven walks and 14 runs, nine earned, in 4.1 innings. Just two at-bats later, senior Caleb Darling followed Murazzi’s grand slam with a two-run homer to give Trail a five-run advantage. The Lions ended the inning with a 16 – 10 lead. “We rallied off that [grand slam],” Darling said. “Everyone just started hitting.” Wyoming Seminary

made a final push to tie the game in the final inning, scraping together two runs off a balk and an error, but Trail held on for the 16 – 12 win. Lackawanna Trail will face Old Forge in the district title game. Old Forge won their semifinal game against Blue Ridge 15 – 0. The game will be a rematch of last year’s title game, which Old Forge won 8 – 3. The Blue Devils have won the district championship the past five consecutive years. Darling said he is excited to play Old Forge and hopes to “maybe get some revenge” for last year’s loss to the Blue Devils in the title game. The district title game is scheduled for 2 p.m. today, May 30, at Marywood University.


According to Walter Dietz, Regional Outreach & Education Coordinator, PA Fish and Boat Commission Bureau of Boating and Outreach, every year the commission raises and releases plenty of big trout for anglers to catch. “That’s what keeps trout season fun and interesting – the mystery of fishing and not knowing what you’ll catch, how big it will be or how many you will get each time you head out to the local

trout waterway,” he said. Having proper bail can increase your chances of catching a trout. “Stocked trout are generally pretty cooperative at biting on a variety of lures and natural baits,” Dietz said. Some popular local fishing spots are Aylesworth Creek Lake, Lake Eston Wilson, Gardner Creek, Lackawanna Lake, Lackawanna River, Lehigh River, Merli-Sarnoski Park Lake, South Branch Tunkhannock Creek, Roaring Brook and West Branch Wallenpaupack Creek.

Emerald Society Golf Tourney set for June 2 The annual NEPA Emerald Society golf tournament will be held June 2 at 12:30 p.m. at Pine Hills Country Club in Taylor. The cost is $85 per golfer and $35 per non-golfer who wish to attend the dinner following the tournament, at the restaurant at Pine Hills. It is a captain and crew format with proceeds donated to St. Joseph’s Center in Scranton. Interested parties should contact Mari Walsh, secretary of the NEPA Emerald Society’s non-profit group at for a registration form.


Front row, from left, Collin Chermak, Don-Michael Demarest, Michael Jenkins, Mark Jenkins, Matthew Lochen, Marvess Rosiak, Nick Sujkowski and Lyle Sweppenheiser; middle, Kasey Chermak, Patti Demarest, Anne Jenkins, Sarah Lochen, Denise Rosiak, Mary Sujkowski and Debbie Sweppenheiser; back, Chris Chermak Don Demarest, Bradley Lochen, Jon Rosiak, Mark Sujkowski and Mary Ramsey.

Lackawanna Trail volleyball players recognized Senior members of the Lackawanna Trail boys’ volleyball team and their escorts were honored at their last

home game May 8. The Lions advanced to the District 2 Class AA playoffs. They were defeated by North

Pocono in the consolation finals.


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game,” Piccini said. “The four runs in the first inning were unearned runs. He battled and had a good game.” David Samulivich led off the top of the seventh with a home run to right to cut the Lakeland lead to 10-5, but the Rangers failed to score again. Lakeland was defeated by Hanover Area, 8-4, in the District 2 Class AA quarterfinals. Pitcher Joey Natale led the Chiefs’ with two hits. Shortstop Eric Grabowski drove in two runs for Lakeland. Trailing 5-0 entering the fifth inning, the Chiefs scored four runs, but the Hawkeyes struck for two of their own in the bottom of the inning. Hanover Area added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth. Lakeland finished the season with an 8-8 record.





Abington Heights’ shortstop Tyler Ksiazek throws to first base.

Tigers shut out Comets at home Abington Heights Brian Vietz prepares to hit the ball over the net.

Comets lose in quarters Western Wayne defeated Abington Heights three games to one (17-25, 25-18, 25-15, 25-21) in the quarterfinals of the District 2 Class AA boys’ volleyball tournament May 21 in a game played at Lackawanna Trail High School. Jake Roba had 11 kills for the Comets.


Abington Heights’ Jake Roba spikes a ball in a match against Western Wayne.

C.S. driver preparing for stock car series

Jerry Tunney, driver of his own racing team out of Clarks Summit, recently received an opportunity to race in the Super Cup Stock Car Series (SCSCS) for Team LaCross Motorsports out of Cortland, N.Y. The race would be the first for Tunney in a National Touring Series. The races will be tape delayed and broadcasted to approximately 55 million homes Saturday nights at 8 p.m. on Untamed Sports TV. The races will also be replayed five more times the following week. “I look forward to racing with LaCross Motorsports in the SCSCS this year,” said Tunney. “This will be a huge opportunity to advance my racing career.” Tunney started the year out on a good note a few weeks ago at Bethel Motor Speedway

Trail Rotary golf outing slated for June 4 The Trail Rotary Club is co-sponsoring its annual golf outing fundraiser at Stonehedge Golf Course, Tunkhannock June 4. Check- in is at 8 a.m. The $80 fee includes greens fees, cart, cash prizes and a 1 pound steak dinner. There will also be a $10,000 “Hole in One” prize. For more information, call Ray at 885.1073 or Brian at 282.1984.

in White Lake, N.Y. with a top ten finish that boosted team moral and helped to attract additional sponsorship for the year. “That’s what is keeping me racing,” says Tunney. “Without my sponsors, I would not be

having fun racing every week like I am.” Fans can keep a tab on developing events and the most recent updates by following “Jerry Tunney Racing” on Facebook or “JTunneyRacing” on Twitter.


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they could have all addresses changed to a last line of Waverly Township. All locations within the municipality are listed with house and street numbers, assigned by the appropriate post office. . All buildings with home delivery are serviced by either the Dalton (18414) or Clarks Summit (18411) post office. Some residents maintain post office boxes at the Waverly (18471) post office. STATE OF EMERGENCY “We are requesting a designation of Waverly Township for all locations within our township to provide the Lackawanna County Communications Center with the proper municipality and location when receiving a request for emergency service,” White said. According to White, when a landline phone is used to call 911, the call rings at the Communication Center with an “alley” and an “annie.” Alley is the location and annie, the number system. The emergency message appears on the computer screen based upon the phone number and the corresponding address from the phone company, with the address and municipality if those items are included in the address. For Waverly Township, it appears as either Clarks Summit or Dalton. “We had many problems, especially in the case of a fire or ambulance call, where the dispatch was delayed because they didn’t know which fire company or ambulance to send,” White said. For example, in the Clarks Summit mailing address there are four or five Maple addresses (street, road, drive). There are even some numbers that are the same. Residents with a Clarks Summit mailing address can be located in Waverly, Clarks Green, Clarks Summit, Newton Township, South Abington Township, Glenburn Township or Scott Township. “This is a nightmare and one of the reasons the Department of Homeland Security wanted the municipality as the last line in the address,” said White. According to White, the township had been working with the post office and they seemed to be in agreement about featuring the municipality in the last line of the address. He said the Clarks Summit and Dalton postmasters were “enthusiastic” because it made their job “easier,” especially in the Clarks Summit zip code where many duplicate names exist. White said the township received a call from Shenberger requesting the township’s address information in December 2010. Throughout 2010, the township sent a letter to all residents requesting them to start using Waverly Township instead of Clarks Summit or Dalton as the last address line. “All of a sudden, we got notified that people were not getting their mail,” White

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Timeline of Events February, 2009 - Waverly Township first approached the U.S. post office about changing addresses for residents. December, 2010- Township Manager Bill White said the township received a call from Carol Shenberger with the United States Postal Service Address Management Systems requesting the township’s address information. Throughout 2010- Waverly Township sent a letter to all residents in the municipality requesting them to begin using Waverly Township (18411) instead of Clarks Summit (18411) or Dalton (18414) in their mailing address. January, 2011- Waverly township sent a second letter to Shenberger with information from the former director of the Lackawanna County Emergency Operations Center, Thomas Dubas. April, 2011- Waverly Township received a letter from the U.S. Postal Service denying the request to use Waverly Township as a preferred last line for delivery offices. January, 2012- North Abington Township requested and was granted use of their township as a preferred last line of the mailing address. said. USPS CORRESPONDENCE The township sent another letter to Shenberger in Jan. 2011, with information from the former director of the Lackawanna County Emergency Operations Center, Thomas Dubas. White read excerpts of that letter: “We have experienced numerous incidents involving the dispatching of emergency services within our area that have resulted in delayed responses due to confusion with determining which municipality the emergency is occurring.... The name of the municipality in the third line of the mailing address is extremely important to the communications center to determine the location of the emergency.” On April 15, 2011, the township received a letter from the U.S. Postal Service denying the request to use Waverly Township as a preferred last line for delivery offices. The reason for this denial, White said, was because two post offices, Clarks Summit and Dalton, cover the delivery area in Waverly Township. Last lines exist for the purpose of processing mail rather than for assessing taxes or insurance premiums or to direct emergency services to a customer’s location, according to the USPS. According to White, many other municipalities in Lackawanna County have already been approved for a last line in the mailing address. Examples include Scott Township, S. Abington Twp., Jefferson Twp., Mayfield and Blakely. These municipalities don’t have their own individual post office, but share a zip code with a number of other municipalities receiving the mail out of the same post office. TAXING PROBLEMS White said there are many problems caused by the current system, including wage tax collection and emergency response time. “If you live in Waverly Township and list Clarks Summit as your address, all your earned income tax is sent to Clarks Summit,” White said. “Sixty-five percent of Waverly Township’s income comes from earned income tax and the collection is based upon your address. Wage tax collection is adversely affect-

ed because employers forward withheld taxes to the municipality named as the taxpayer’s address. The only way to quickly identify where a specific address is physically located is by the name of the municipality. The city namein the address plays a very important role in people knowing in which municipality they live. “The difficulty is quickly identifying a location if the municipality is not in the address,” White said. “This has caused very serious and sometimes deadly delays in emergency responses in our area.” After the township was informed that the change could not be done because of the use of multiple zip codes, White directed township solicitor Andrew Hailstone to contact the USPS. “The township disputes the reasoning of the district manager of the USPS Central PA District about the limited number of zip codes that share a preferred last name with another office,” Hailstone said. “In the immediate vicinity of Waverly Township, there are five municipalities with a preferred last line that may be used in more than one zip code (Scott Township, Clifford Township, Roaring Brook Township, Covington Township and Nicholson). Even Dalton, which is one of the zip codes that includes a portion of Waverly Township in its delivery area, allows Scott Township or Scott Twp. to be used as a city name,” Hailstone added. In January 2012, North Abington Township requested and was granted use of their township as a preferred last line of the mailing address. An appeal by Waverly Township as a preferred last name for two post offices was denied, based on feedback from post offices that share mailing names. Elizabeth Schafer, Assistant Treasurer of Bank Relations at the United States Postal Service, explained, “We understand the desire to have a separate identity from Clarks Summit (18411) and Dalton (18414), but new zip codes are issued only when there is an operational benefit to the USPS.” Hailstone countered that the township never requested a zip code change, but has not received a response from the USPS since March 2012.



Martha M. Brack

a Pinochle club, which was her favorite game. She was May 26, 2012 also a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Scranton and atMartha M. tended Our Lady of the Brack, passed Snows Church in Clarks Summit. away SatMartha loved to laugh. Her urday, May beautiful smile and wonderful 26, after a sense of humor will be mislong, courased by all who knew her. geous battle Martha’s family would like with Alzheimer’s disease. Her husband was the late Edmund to thank Dr. Steven Eisner and the staff at the Jewish E. Brack, who died in 1992. Martha was born in Scran- Home in Scranton for their wonderful care and compaston and was the daughter of sion. the late Adam and Martha Surviving are two daughKederis Pachase. She attendters, Arlene Brack, Scranton ed Scranton Technical high school. Martha was employed and Jeanne B. Peffer and husband Robert, Glenburn; two by Williams Bakery, C & D Sportswear, and then became granddaughters Susan Tassey and husband William; Nichola caregiver for her mother. son and Denise Ubaldini and She was very active in many organizations, including, The husband Ronald, Blakely; six great- grandchildren, several Knights of Lithuania, Zonta Club, St. Joseph’s Guild, Va- nieces and nephews and a sares Club, Polish Union and wonderful family friend Larry


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efficient and effective academic administration.” “Of course,” he continued, “we have always fully recognized our legal obligations to negotiate over the impact of moving in that direction, including any issues surrounding potential changes in bargaining unit work.” Friedman said the concept spurred the faculty to a 160 to 27 vote, which ended via electronic ballot April 13, to adopt a strict “work to rule,” or “minimal compliance” status in meeting contractual obligations. He said this means the union members agree to temporarily uphold all mandatory duties outlined in the Faculty Handbook, but refrain from all duties not contractually mandatory, as a method of “pressuring administration” to agree with faculty terms for the new contract. According to the council’s statement, the “New Department Chair Concept” also provoked numerous letters of protest, a boycott of the university’s Faculty Appreciation Dinner March 30 and a pledge signed by 216 faculty members, stating they will not accept an appointment to the department chair position if it is not included in the collective bargaining unit represented by the Faculty Affairs Council. Zygmunt declined to comment on the status of negotiations and related union actions. Jody DeRitter, of Clarks Summit, a signer of the pledge and longtime depart-

ment chairperson who has been with the university for 20 years, said of the concept, “I think it’s a terrible idea.” He explained that although the first thing to come to mind for many when they hear the word “union” is disputes over pay, the issue at hand is different. “This is not about money,” he said. “This is about the atmosphere of the place.” He said he believes the faculty, the people who teach in the classrooms, are the people who best know the classrooms and therefore should be the ones making decisions regarding them. Terrence Sweeney, of Clarks Summit, a 20-year professor in the university’s biology department and member of the faculty union’s contract negotiations Table Team, said, “Unlike many other organizations, a university is comprised in part of employees—faculty—who are specifically and highly trained in a diversity of disciplines...Our primary responsibility is to determine how best to train students in each of those disciplines.” “Since the knowledge and know-how come from the faculty rather than...the university administration,” he continued, “the faculty must play a special role in guiding the process of how we best educate our students.” He said the “New Department Chair Concept” would “turn that concept on its head,” giving the administration the power to “dictate” how to carry out the university’s mission of education. “Essentially,” Sweeney

McAndrew, Scranton. She was preceded in death by two sisters Ann Page and Helen Yacinek, and three brothers Adam, Andrew, and John Chase. A mass of Christian burial will be held May 30 at 10 a.m. from Our Lady of the Snows Church, 301 S. State St. Clarks Summit Pa. 18411. All those attending are asked to go directly to the church. Interment will be in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery in Scranton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd., S. Abington Twp. 18411, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Fl. 17, Chicago IL.,60601. For directions or to sign the online guestbook, go to

said, “the issue comes down to a matter of governance in charting the academic direction of the university.” Friedman said the university’s Faculty Senate recently voted 25 to 0 to call upon first-year President Rev. Kevin Quinn to reconsider the concept. Friedman said it violates the principal of “shared governance,” which he defined as “the process by which the members of a university community share the responsibility for reaching decisions on matters of policy and procedure.” “The Department Chair Concept violates the principal of ‘shared governance,’” Friedman said, “because the university announced its intention to implement it without any prior consultation with the faculty, and has thus far refused to alter its decision despite strong and widespread objections from the faculty.” Zygmunt said, “Our faculty have had, and will continue to have, a strong voice in the life of the university through robust shared governance. We are immensely proud of our faculty and their deep commitment to our students. Disagreements at the bargaining table will not diminish that pride.” Friedman said Quinn recently requested a meeting with the Faculty Senate’s Executive Committee for further consideration of the concept, but has not yet indicated any intention of backing down. “FAC (Faculty Affairs Council) sincerely hopes that this meeting will take place,” he said, “and that it will convince Fr. Quinn to withdraw the concept.”

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MAGNIFICENT ESTATE One of a kind setting, this 1929 stone mansion enjoys magnificent views from early morning sunrise to evening sunset. This house of seven gables, situated on 21+ acres boasts marble floors, 2 ornate wood burning fireplaces, approx. 7000 SF of living space plus eight stall horse barn and 75’ x 150’ indoor riding area. MLS# 12-1540 MARION 585-0602 or CHRISTIAN 585-0614

NEW MILFORD Stunning, 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home on 12+ acres. Huge gourmet kitchen, custom wood and stonework throughout, covered patio overlooks surrounding countryside. Architectural detail must be seen to be fully appreciated. MLS#12-553 LORI 585-0627

CLARKS SUMMIT Beautiful home on 6+ private acres. Granite counters, cherry HW floors, cathedral ceilings, gourmet kit, Mst suite, outdoor grill & refrig & outstanding in ground pool. MLS#12-664 Virtual tour: Peg 714-9247 or Deb 714-9251 $775,000



GLENMAURA MASTERPIECE! Custom built 4 BR ranch. Brazilian cherry hardwood, custom cabinetry, gourmet kitchen, amazing lower level, & overlooks 5th Fairway. MLS#11-5212 Virtual Tour! MARIE 881-0103 $849,000

ABSOLUTE MASTERPIECE! Dream home combines great living & fabulous entertaining. Spectacular entrance, high ceilings, marble floors. 1st flr Mst suite, exercise room, office, and kitchen are all luxurious yet perfectly suited for everyday life! MLS#12-538 CHRISTIAN 585-0614 $770,000

BEAR CREEK Stunning 4BR, 3 bath home w/open floor plan offers magnificent lake views. Quality evident throughout - Master on 1st floor, Ashford floors, wonderful kitchen & baths, bright walk-out lower level w/2nd kitchen, State of the Art heating, cooling & security systems! MLS# 12-1743 PEG 714-9247 $597,000

CLARKS GREEN Surrounded by nearly 2 acres this custom brick home offers new granite countertops, tile floor, central air and roof, also features lg family room w/ gorgeous stone fireplace & wet bar, cherry kitchen, large master suite & relaxing 15 x 10 screened-in porch! MLS# 12-2122 MARION 585-0602 $474,500

TUNKHANNOCK Spacious two story in beautiful Clarendon Acres offers large family room, built-ins, marble, granite, oak, bluestone and cherry. MLS# 12-1266 RENEE 585-0626 $329,000

WAVERLY Awesome views surround the 4-5 bedroom home featuring wood floors, first floor master bedroom, finished lower level, modern baths, eat in kitchen and 2 car garage. MLS# 12-1090 Virtual Tour: MARION 585-0602 $284,000


CLARKS SUMMIT Fabulous all brick ranch home on 3 acre setting. Finished lower level has 4th bedroom, family room, workshop with wood stove. MLS#11-3384 KIM 585-0606 $250,000



READY TO INVEST? See this two-unit with separate heat and electric and detached garage. MLS#11-1939 KIM 585-0606 $68,900

UNDER CONSTRUCTION at Olde Grove Estates and ready for Spring occupancy. Ranch units with garage, master suite, public sewer, North Pocono schools all in a country setting close to the interstates. Special construction price. MLS#12-550/12-552 MARION 585-0602 $219,000



SCRANTON Refurbished 2 story double. Excellent income rental property. MLS#12-1042 RENEE 585-0626 $84,500

LAKEFRONT Home on a nearly 1/2 acre w/250ft frontage. Lake Side Lake is a beautiful 48 acre lake just 5 mi from the Nicholson Bridge off RT 11N. Modern home, open floor plan, finished bsmt, deck w/ great lake view. MLS#12-662 CHRISITAN 585-0614 $199,900


SCRANTON Like new! Well maintained 3 bedroom 1.5 bath townhome in great location. Very efficient middle unit with gas fireplace and private 8 x 10 deck. MLS#12-609 CHRISTIAN 585-0614 $164,900


INVESTOR ALERT - Rented two family home plus lot rent in Wyoming County. Gas lease transfers! MLS# 12-1771 KIM 585-0606 $97,500



SCRANTON South Scranton - Large refurbished double with 12 rooms. Each unit has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, separate utilities. Fully tenant occupied. MLS#12-1104 RENEE 585-0626 $99,000

SOUTH ABINGTON Lovely 3 bedroom home features and updated kitchen with granite countertops, new floors throughout, and updated bathroom. There is a 2 car garage and double level deck. MLS# 12-1664 CHRISTIAN 585-0614 $159,900



SCRANTON South Scranton, Two story three unit, great investment property, fully tenant occupied, professional management service transferable. MLS# 12-1546 RENEE 585-0626 $98,500

COUNTRY CHARMER Tunkhannock three bedroom, 2 bath home on 1.5 acres with perennial gardens, pool and garage just minutes from town. Gas lease transfers! MLS# 12-2333 KIM 585-0606 $158,410



INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY Fully-rented four unit with 2-car garage in convenient location. MLS#11-1941 KIM 585-0606 $167,500



CLARKS SUMMIT Prime 2 acres lot in beautiful Cherry Ridge Development. This land offers awesome views and easy access to the city. MLS# 12-1851 MARION 585-0602 $119,000.

CARBONDALE Beautiful cleared lot in great residential location. A definite must see! MLS# 12-1488 JAIME 585-0609 $45,000

CLARKS SUMMIT Beautiful, gently sloping property with country views. Over 10 acres plus a large barn. No gas lease! MLS#11-3684 LORI 585-0627 $179,900

CLARKS SUMMIT Prime 4000 SF office space in Clarks Summit offers gas heat, central air, plenty of parking! Convenient access to interstate and turnpike. MLS# 12-515 MARION 585-0602 $12./SF triple net.

TAYLOR Freshly painted with new flooring, this commercial space is ready for your small business. Centrally located with off street parking. Lease the whole building for $600 per month or a single office space for $250. MLS#11-4559 LORI 585-0627

COMMERICAL LAND Prime 9.3 acres along the Morgan Highway in the city of Scranton, MLS#11-5630 CHRISTIAN 585-0614 $350,000

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TUNKHANNOCK Commercial Lease. 2400 sq. ft. steel building with additional 600 sq. ft. of office space. Perfect for welding/repair/machine type business. 20 foot ceilings and 14 foot overhead door. Ideal Tunkhannock location for gas industry service business. MLS# 12-2317 DAVE 585-0615 $2500 p/mo.

OLD FORGE Build your dream home on this corner lot. Choose your own Builder. Public utilities available. MLS # 12-2158 GERI 696-0888 $27,500


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BOWLING BALLS & carrying bags $6. each. Electric heater $10. fish tank table, wood $10. 10 gallon fish tank with all accessories $100. value asking $45. 570-457-2594

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GARAGE SALE LEFTOVERS, fish tank & accessories $25. Bike rack for car $10. Corelle dishes $10. 9 5/8” buffer car polisher $20. Small bed set $40. Pet bed $2.50. pet food tray $2. Pedi-Paws for pet nails $3. Old meat grinder $3. 570-868-6409


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225-227 Boston Ave Double block. Wyoming Area schools. Out of flood zone. 1 side rented to long term tenant at $525 /month. Other side remodeled - move in or rent at $650/month. 3 bedrooms each side, gas furnaces, sunrooms, large yard. $149,000. Call 570-357-0042

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2nd floor, 4 rooms, wall to wall carpet, heat, public water, sewer & recycling fees included. Tile bathroom with shower. Attic & yard. Stove & fridge furnished. Washer / dryer hookup. Good location, off street parking, No pets. 1 year lease & security. $650. Call 570-655-0530

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AVOCA Modern 1 bedroom, off-street parking, washer/dryer hook up, appliances, dishwasher, built-in bookcases, $435/ month +utilities. Call (908)362-8670

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apartments on the 14th floor of the Luzerne Bank Building on Public Square. Experience safe and comfortable downtown living with incredible views from the highest building in the Valley, Rents include new stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer, central A/C, all utilities, high speed internet, video security, and a parking space at intermodal garage. Only two 2 bedroom at $1150/mo and one 1 bedroom at $900/mo left! Floor plans at www.65psa .com. Call Jeff Pyros at 570-822-8577 to schedule an appointment.

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DALLAS 1 bedroom, 1st floor 1 bedroom. $650/month all inclusive. W/w carpeting. Security, No Pets. 570-690-1591



530 Exeter Ave Now Accepting Applications! 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units available. Elevator, parking lot, central air, appliances, wi-fi access & more. Income Qualifications required. 570-346-0759


KINGSTON Beautiful, over-

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hood, Atherton Ave. 2nd floor, modern 2 bedroom, dining & living rooms. Clean, recently remodeled, yard, 2 porches. $575 includes refrigerator, stove & washer dryer, water & sewer. No pets & security (570)545-6057

378 Miller Street 1st floor, modern, 1 bedroom. living room, large kitchen, stove, new bath, clean basement. Laundry hookups, enclosed porch. Parking. No pets/ smoking. $500, includes heat & water. Call 570-288-9843 NEWPORT TOWNSHIP 2 bedroom apartment, 2nd floor, all electric heat, $475/month 570-333-4627


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Half double in nice quiet neighborhood. Three bedrooms, eat in kitchen. All appliances included. Off street parking with lawncare and snow removal provided by owner. $800/month,1st/last month security with one year lease. Call 570-237-0833 or 570-655-8412

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3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, no pets. $725 + utilities, 1st months security deposit. Call 570-417-3427




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SAINT JOHN Apartments 419 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre

One bedroom apt available for only $516 per month including all utilities.

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315 PLAZA 1,750 SQ. FT. & 3,400 SQ.FT OFFICE/RETAIL 570-829-1206


OFFICE SPACE Off Public Square 2 room suite, available immediately. $500/month, includes all utilities. 570-690-0564 570-823-7564



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155 W. River St. 1 bedroom, some appliances included, all utilities included except electric, hardwood floors, Pet friendly. $600. 570-604-4680


King’s College Campus 3 Large Bedrooms, living room, wall to wall, large kitchen & bath with tile floors. Stove, fridge, heat, water & off street parking included. Shared yard. $900 + security. That’s only $300 per person. 570-823-0589


1/2 Double, 2 bedroom. Newly remodeled. Gas Heat. Washer & dryer hookup, yard, parking. Section 8 Not Approved. No pets. $550 + utilities. 570-714-1530


Sprague Ave. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1st floor duplex, New w/w carpeting & hardwood floors. Convenient to Wyoming Ave. Washer/dryer hookup, basement storage. Reduced! $540/month + utilities, security, lease & NO PETS. 570-793-6294


Elizabeth Street 1 bedroom half double with large rooms. Neutral decor. Ample closets. Screened in porch & private yard. $350 + utilities security & lease. NO PETS. Call 570-793-6294

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18 Pierce Street Available immediately, off street parking, A/C $250 + up/month. All utilities included. 570-690-0564 570-823-7564


FOR SALE OR RENT Single home in gated retirement village. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage. Granite countertops, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, appliances included. Quiet 55 plus community. No Pets. One year lease. $1675/mo + utilities & security. Monthly maintenance fee included. 570-592-3023


2 small bedrooms, All appliances. Security & first month’s rent. NO PETS. 570-762-6792


2 bedrooms, refrigerator & stove , washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, pets ok. $650/month, plus utilities & security. (570)814-2752


3 bedroom house. Newly remodeled. Off street parking. Lots of privacy. Section 8 welcome. $600 / month. 570-814-8299 or 570-542-5821


Beautifully maintained 3 bedroom home, new kitchen with appliances, 2 Baths, washer/dryer hookup on 1st floor, open floor plan, gas heat. No pets. $750/per month, Call 570-357-9076

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Newly remodeled 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Large kitchen with stove, water, sewer & garbage included. $545 + 1st & last. 570-332-8922


1 bedroom, 1 bath furnished mobile home. $425/ month. Includes water, sewer & trash. Call 570-477-2845

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Affordable, modern office space at the Luzerne Bank Building on Public Square. Rents include internet, heat, central air, utilities, trash removal, and nightly cleaning, all without a sneaky CAM charge. Parking available at the intermodal garage via our covered bridge. We can remodel to suit. Brokers protected. Check us out at or call Jeff Pyros at 570-822-8577

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Chimney Service

CELLAR RESURFACING Chimney construc-

tion, hauling, small demolition, stucco, porches, sidewalks. Insured. Licensed. I RETURN ALL CALLS! 570-457-5849


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N. Goodwin Ave. Large 2 bedroom, 1 bath, luxury apartment, with many upgrades, neutral decor, gas fireplace, tiled bathroom, oak cabinet kitchen with hardwood floors, private front and back porches,off street parking. $675/ month + utilities. security & lease. NO PETS. 570-793-6294

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


Newly remodeled 2 bedroom, stove, off-street parking, pets ok, with additional security. $750/month, includes heat, water & hot water. Electric by tenant. Reference & security a must (570)406-8218

Nice area. Modern, clean, 1 bedroom, 2nd floor. Recently painted. Refrigerator & stove, washer/dryer hook up, off-street parking, no dogs. $525/ month & security, includes heat, water & sewer. 570-545-6057

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Spacious 3 bedroom, 1 bath with Victorian charm with hardwood floors, neutral decor, stained glass window, large kitchen with washer /dryer hook-up, off-street parking. $700 month + utilities, security & lease. NO PETS. 570-793-6294


247 Barney St. Recently remodeled large 1/2 double. 3 large bedrooms, 1 bath, oil heat, partially finished attic. Nice place needs nice tenants. Absolutely no pets. $600/month + utilities & 1 month security. References checked. Call Jeff 570-472-9453

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Male property owner seeking Male roommate to share furnished 1/2 double. $350 per month all utilities included. 570-338-2207

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LANDSCAPING ALLEN’S E & E TREE & LANDSCAPING SERVICE For all your tree service needs. Spring Clean Up ~ Lawn Care Firewood and Hauling



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Call Jeff at 570-877-3601


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