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Shakespeare in the PARK Ghostlight Productions will present ’Much Ado about Nothing,’ beginning June 3 at South Abington Park. See Page A9.

An edition of The Times Leader

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Veterans Memorial

C.S. Council held the dedication of the Abington Area Veterans Memorial Monument. Page A4.

Serving the Greater Abington Community since 1947

Power Salute to service of the pen Write-in votes responsible for number of area primary wins

Rome for a day


For one day Abington Christian Academy was transformed into Ancient Rome. See Page A6.


Glass act Veterans pay tribute with a salute in Nicholson during Memorial Day cemetery services.



larks Summit, Dalton, Factoryville and Nicholson were among many communities in Northeast Pa. to pay homage to those who serve or have honored their country with military service. Parades, cemetery tributes and unveiling of memorials to veterans were a few activities that took place during the Memorial Day weekend. For more photos, see Page A5.


Moving forward

The AHHS baseball team advanced to the district semifinals. See Page C1.


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The work of North Abington Township artists will be featured at First Fridays. Page A12.

JUNE 1 TO JUNE 7, 2011


Ella Naylor, left and Emmy Boyles lead the pack in Dalton.


Firefighter Brent Tripp greets children in Clarks Summit.

LACKAWANNA COUNTY - Write-in votes dominated in the May 17 primary election in Lackawanna County. Those votes made 55 people winners, according to a list released by the Lackawanna County Office of Voter Registration and Bureau of Elections. An employee there, Ashley Yando, explained that in the Ransom Township run for supervisor, Republican William “Bud” Brown actually knocked off of the ballot incumbent Joe Esposito for the November election. Esposito, who has been a supervisor for more than 20 years, was running unopposed on the Democratic ballot. Brown said, “Esposito had gotten 79 votes, so everyone thought he won, but then it turned out that I got 86 Democratic writeins.” Esposito said on the subject, “It is what it is.” Brown said that he really tried to initiate a good write-in campaign. He wanted to win on both ballots. He said, “It was a little surprising, but I had a lot of family and friends helping me with the camSee Power, Page 8

Decades of progress


Survivor to speak

Clarks Summit woman shares memories of her two businesses we lived in Clarks Summit. We had been living in BuffaCLARKS SUMMIT- Shirley lo.” Visitors to the Clarks SumEagen’s two Depot Street businesses, S. Wagner Eagen mit Fire Department can take note of one of her more recent Interiorsand Shanty n’ Lainterior design projects and cealthough in existence decades apart, were pieces of the the color palette Eagen selected. “They (the fire company) continually changing and came to me because the firegrowing landscape of Clarks men didn’t know what colors Summit. to use. I formatted the color Shirley Eagen, who has scheme and gave them two lived in Clarks Summit for approximately 53 years, is the choices. That’s how the bay became blue instead of green. wife of local businessman The usual thing used to be the James (Jim) M. Eagen Jr., old green but I said blue who died June 20, 2008. looked better with a fire “I had been an interior detruck,” said Eagen with a signer and I loved Clarks Summit. I told Jim, ‘I’d come laugh. Through the years, Shirley back (to Northeastern Pennsylvania) on one condition – if Eagen never advertised and BY JOAN MEAD-MATSUI Abington Journal Correspondent

June 3, 1965 - The Abington Journal published a poem by Marie Hendrycy that read: “These days of spring have humbled me, How can such joy and beauty be. I stand aside – I sing no song, Enough for me that I belong. Enough that I may feel in tune, With lovely, scented days in June…”

June 2, 1966 - The Abington Journal reported that Seaman Joseph J. Karanosky, USN...Clarks Summit helped train Nationalist Chinese navymen aboard the gasoline tanker USS Elkhorn during a visit to Kaohsiung, Taiwan.



Interior Designer, artist and former business owner, Shirley Wagner Eagen, is shown in her Clarks Summit home.

most of her business contacts were made via “word-ofmouth” and she was able to work from home while her children, Jay and Gretchen were young. “At that time, when Gretchen finally got to grade school, I thought I could go to work. See Progress, Page 8

June 4, 1997 - The Abington Journal reported “Chalk marks on tires, $25 parking tickets and a meter person may be in the future for employees and patrons of Clarks Summit businesses who use the borough’s parking meters.”

CLARKS SUMMIT- Many people get diagnosed with cancer each year, but cancer is not a death sentence. Relay for Life of the Abingtons alumni Fielding Confer, of Waverly, is living proof. He won a battle against cancer in 2010. Twenty-one year old Confer graduated from Abington Heights High School in 2009, where he was part of the Relay for Life Committee. This year he will be back at Relay as the opening speaker, talking about his experience with cancer. The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of the Abingtons will be held June 4 to 5 at Abington Heights High School. Confer helped with the Relay for Life his four years of high school because he thought it was a good cause. He was part of the food committee. At the time, he had no idea that in just about a year he would

be the one who needed assistance. Confer said in August 2010 Fielding Confer he noticed two small lumps on his neck, where his lymph nodes are located. He told his doctor, but everyone was sure it was not going to turn out to be of consequence. In the meantime, Confer went away to attend the Rochester Institute of Technology. Then the right side of his neck began to swell. He went to the emergency room and later spent the next few weeks being tested. “Then on September 21( 2009) I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and then I started four months of chemotherapy treatment,” said Confer. When that was completed, he began radiation therSee Survivor, Page 8


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YOUR COMMUNITY Abington Heights 7th grade Orchestra Concert, at 7:30 p.m.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR REMINDERS Overeaters Anonymous meetings, First Presbyterian Church, 201 Stone Ave., Clarks Summit, weekly, Mon. and Wed., 7 p.m.; Tue. and Thu., 9:30 a.m. and Sun., 4 p.m. Info: 570.587.4313. DAILY EVENTS June 1: Craft Show, at Viewmont Mall. Runs until June 5. During Mall hours. Throughout the mall. Info: 346.7655 Abington Heights 7th grade chorus concert, at 7:30 p.m. June 2: The Dalton Fire Co. Ladies Aux. meeting, at Dalton Firehouse at 6:30 p.m. New members welcome. Lackawanna County Commission for Women 6th Annual Health Seminar, at Allied Services in Scranton at 6 p.m. Cost: $10. Info: 963.6800 ext.1807. Abington Heights 8th Grade Orchestra Concert, at 8 p.m. June 3: Big Band society of NEPA Open Dance, at Genetti’s in Wilkes-Barre at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and Dancing. Cost: Members, $27; Guests, $31. Reservations by May 27. Info: 586.5359. Lackawanna Historical Society Summer Downtown Walking Tours Kick-off, beginning in front of Lackawanna College at Washington Avenue and Vine Street at 5 pm. Five block journey, lasts about an hour and a half. Info: 344.3841 The Second Mile Celebration of Excellence, Honoring Matt McGloin, former West Scranton and Current Penn State Quarter Back. At Fiorelli Catering in Peckville at 6 p.m. Cost: $40. Proceeds support the Second Mike’s Program. Info: specialevents/northeast/necoe.php.


Chicken barbecue

The men of the Clarks Green United Methodist Church will hold their 32nd annual chicken barbecue June 4 from noon to 6 p.m. at the church. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. People may order tickets through Joyce in the church office, Tuesday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to noon or at the door. Takeouts are available. Meal will include chicken, served with a baked potato, cole slaw, a roll and cakes prepared by women of the church. Shown above are the men of Clarks Green United Methodist Church walking in the Memorial Day Parade in Clarks Summit.

Inc. from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CS Fire House. Info or to reserve space: 586.5645. Yard and Hoagie Sale, at Tompkinsville United Methodist Church, 1448 Heart Lake Road, Jermyn from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 254.9604.National Trail Day Hike, at Salt Springs State Park from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free. Fight for Air Walk, Hosted by American Lung Association. May is now recognized at Asthma Awareness Month in Luzerne County. At Kings College, Betzler Field, WilkesBarre. Register and Info: or 823.2212. WRGN’s Yard Sale/Fair 2011, at Saxe Farm, 211 Bethel Hill Road, Sweet Valley, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It benefits WRGN Radio, which offers Christian broadcasting. Free. Info: 800.245.3688. June 4: Griffin Pond Animal Cougar Concert in the Park, Shelter volunteer meeting, 11 at Mellow Park Pavilion in a.m. at the Lackawanna Junior Peckville at 7 p.m. Music enCollege, 501 Vine Street, sembles from Valley View Scranton. School District will perform Motorcycle ride to benefit various selections as a kickoff the Griffin Pond Animal Shelfor their aluminum can funter, noon, starts and ends at draiser which benefits the Fern Hill Park. Cost: $15 a entire music department. Info: rider, $5 a passenger. 335.1614. The Lackawanna County "Take-Out Only" Halupke Federation of Sportsmen is (Cabbage Roll) Dinner, at St. sponsoring a free Children’s John’s Russian Orthodox CaFishing Derby at Lackawanna thedral in Mayfield from 4 to 6 State Park. Open to children p.m. Cost: $10 donation rebetween the ages of 4 to 15. quested. Info/Tickets: Registration at 9 a.m. at the 876.0730. boat launch area, fishing from Men of the Clarks Green 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: United Methodist Church 32nd .346.2274. annual Chicken Barbeque, 12 Relay for Life for American to 6 p.m. Cost: Adults $8, kids Cancer Society, at Abington under 12 $4. Heights High School. Begins at Finish the Fight Run, at Mel3 p.m. on June 4 and continues low Park. Benefits the 1st Batto June 5. talion/9th Marines by raising Indoor/outdoor flea market/ funds to send care packages to craft show, held by Joseph W. the men in Afghanistan Hall Memorial Auxiliary to the Tobyhanna army depot scanClarks Summit Fire Co. No. 1,

C.S. flea market and craft show The Clarks Summit Fire Co. Auxiliary will be holding its 4th annual Flea Market and Craft Show June 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clarks Summit Fire House. Members of Girl Scout Troop 50273 are asking for the community to help support “Operation Care Package” supporting U.S. soldiers on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Donations may be dropped off during the Flea Market or in the donation box at the Fire House on Bedford Street prior to the event. Items that are needed include: hygiene products, school supplies, and children’s toys. For information or to rent space, call Gayle at 586.5645.

ning day, at the Landing at Tobyhanna located at Interstate 380’s Exit 8 in Monroe County from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Regional residents are invited to bring photos and documents related to the Army’s presence at Tobyhanna over the last century. Info: 615.7308.

anniversary. Info: 587.3101. Abington Heights 6th grade orchestra concert, at 7:30 p.m.

June 8: American Cancer Society Bike-A-Thon first planning committee meeting, if interested in helping or for info: 562.9749 ext. 318 RejuvenEssence Wellness Spa celebrates the grand opening of its new location in Clarks Summit at the Nichols Village Hotel and Spa, from 6 to 8 p.m. Info: 319.1425. State Rep. Kevin Murphy June constituent outreach, at the South Abington Township Building, 104 Shady Lane Road, Chinchilla from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 342.4348. Abington Heights 5th grade Orchestra Concert at 7:30 p.m. June 9: The Northeastern Pennsylvania Nonprofit and Community Assistance Center 2011 Community Awards Dinner Program, at The Woodland’s Inn in Wilkes-Barre at 4:30 p.m. Info: 655.5581. Salvation Army of Scranton Annual Civic Dinner, at the Radisson Hotel in Scranton. Bishop Joseph Bambera will speak. Public invited. Info: 344.9878 or 2011 Community Awards Dinner, at the Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre at 4:30 p.m. Info: 655.5581. Homemade Bread Sale, sponsored by parishioners of St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Church Hall on Hill St in Mayfield. Cost: Round breads $7, loaf breads $3.50. Info: 876.0730.

June 7: Lupus Foundation’s Annual Daisy Day Fundraiser, Daisies $8 per bunch . Order by June 1 at 558.2008. Three Steps to Business SucJune 5: Volunteers needed at cess Seminar and Webinar, at Petsmart from 12 to 3 p.m. the Innovation Center in Forest Hill Cemetery Tour, at Wilkes-Barre on Main Street Forest Hill Cemetery, 1830 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost: June 10: Free Book Talk, Jefferson Ave., Dunmore at 1 $10. Register/Info: 341.0270 or Modern Buddhism, by Geshe p.m. Honoring 150th Kelsang Gyatso, at Borders in versary of the Civil War and Playground Project FunDickson City, 100 Viewmont Scranton’s local connection. draiser, at State Street Grill on Mall at 7 p.m. with Gen SamFree. Info: 346.6179. State St. in Clarks Summit at ten Kelsang. Cost: Free. Info: Herbs from Mary Wheaton’s 5:30 p.m. Must be 21. Cost: 845.856.9000. or email Homestead Garden, at Salt $25. Info: 586.8191 ext. 5. Springs State Park at 2 p.m. Informational brochures provided and herbs for sale. Coughlin Crusaders 5k run, from Holy Cross High School to the Guild parking lot near the former Bishop Hannan building, registration 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Run starts at 9:00 a.m. Cost: $17 pre-registration, $20 day of. Info: Luzerne County Down Syndrome Network Sponsors Family Fun Day, at Knoebel’s Amusement Park. Must register by June 1. Info: 826.6128. Skyhaven Airport Fly-In Breakfast& Craft Show, at the local airport located on Route 29, Tunkhannock from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cost for breakfast: $7 for adults, $3 for The Ladies from Queen Victoria’s Court participated in a Victorian children. Info: 836.4800. Fashion Show May 22. It was held at The Sharpe House at Eckley Civil War- themed CommuniMiners Village in Weatherly. There were about 20 models in the ty Day, at the Everhart Mushow, which was a benefit for Eckley Miners Village. Guests were seum from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Info: asked to give a $5 donation and there were about 150 in attend346.7186. ance. Shown, front row, from left: Jennifer Ochman and Shannon MessJune 6: The Abington ana. Back: Mary Ocwieja, Margaret Messana, Kathy Chorba, Helen Heights Civic League’s June Dieffenbach, Mary Ann Rodeghiero, Pat Rinish, Lesley Bommer Banquet, at the Inn of the and Chloe Maloney Abingtons in Dalton at 6 p.m. in tribute to the club’s 80th



Victorian style

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Editor, I would like to thank all the people of the Abington area who offered their time, skills and monetary donations to erect the beautiful monument honoring the Armed Forces. It is well constructed and very appropriate. There was only one issue with the monument that was a bit of a disappointment. The monument fails to recognize the United States Coast Guard, which was founded on August 4, 1790 and originally named the Revenue Cutter Service. It was renamed the Coast Guard in 1915. The Coast Guard is the smallest of the military branches and is often overlooked. It is too bad that it was again overlooked in construction of this monument. Francis Dietrich Former Machinery Technician Second Class United States Coast Guard Nicholson

Craft show and breakfast Skyhaven Airport Fly-In Breakfast & Craft Show will be held June 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the local airport located on Route 29, Tunkhannock. The all-you-can-eat breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage and an assortment of breakfast drinks. Admission to the airport grounds is free. Breakfast is $7 for adults, and $3 children. Airplane rides are on sale. Free activities at the airport include airplanes, bluegrass band, aircraft restoration, home built aircraft, auto and farm equipment and motorcycle display. Skydiving by Endless Mountains Skydiving Club weather permitting. The event is sponsored by the Skyhaven Pilot’s Association. All proceeds benefit ongoing airport improvement projects at the airport. For information contact Charlie Gay at 836.4800.

Preate walk June 11 The Robert A. Preate Memorial Park walk/run in honor of the Clarks Summit Borough Centennial Celebration will take place June 11. People can register up until the start of the walk. Registration forms are online at http:// documents/Form.pdf. The registration fee is $15. For more details, visit http:// el/110611rp.html.

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Love from afar

A 5K walk /run and benefit June 11 in Lake Carey will benefit Ava Mason, shown.


Support system Residents discuss Myasthenia Gravis BY KELLY MCDONOUGH Abington Journal Correspondent

BY JOSEPH CROFT Abington Journal Correspondent

LAKE CAREY - Eight-yearold Ava Mason was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma Dec. 23, 2010 and began treatment the very next day. “She’s my heart,” said Elizabeth Mason, a Tunkhannock native, of her niece and goddaughter Ava. Elizabeth Mason wanted to put together a project to help Ava and her family, who live in Clermont, Fla. The result is a 5K walk/run and picnic that will be held June 11 in Lake Carey. Although Mason lives in Pittsburgh and Ava is in Florida, it was important to form a local event. Mason was born and raised in Tunkhannock, and she wanted to bring the community together for a cause. “The power of one is really the power of a community,” said Mason, who spent an entire day in April collecting donations and hanging fliers at 35 local businesses. Local donations include T-shirts for the event from Wisnosky Jewelers and the Lake Carey Inn offering use of its outdoor facilities for the day of the event. Mason has also had constant help from her cocoordinators, her cousin Gina Severcool-Getts and Justin Patchcoski, through conference calls and said the effort is a “total collaboration.” Preregistration for the race/ walk can be found at Registration on the day of the event will be at the Lake Carey fire house from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The cost for participants is $20, and guests are asked to make a minimum $5 donation for entrance to the picnic, which will begin at noon and last until 4 p.m. For more information on Ava and her story, visit http:// avamason.



From left, front row: Mary Ann Nichols, Beverly Bright, Leah Rudolph, Linda Young, Ellen Beechko, Sharleen Martin. Standing: Linda Beston.

Park party

State Street Grill in Clarks Summit was the host location for a barbecue fundraiser for Abington Area Community Park’s handicapped accessible paved paths May 24.

Stacey Selig and Wendy Sochovka at the event.

Linda Young reviews the raffle table.

New spa aims to rejuvenate residents great location in need of a truly full- service salon SOUTH ABINGTON and spa,” said Alisha TWP.- Relaxing just got a Stanton, general manager little easier in the Abingof RejuvenEssence. The tons. The RejuvenEssence new 5,000- square foot Wellness Spa has a new facility offers a relaxing home next to the Nichols and rejuvenating enviVillage Hotel at 1101 ronment for every client. Northern Boulevard, South It is a full- service salon Abington Twp. Rejuveand spa offering mannEssence has been bring- icures, pedicures, skining world-class spa expe- care, massage and body rience to Northeastern Pa. treatments. The spa also is with its location in Plains, home to a medi-spa, combut now Abington area plete with laser hair reresidents can get the same moval, skin rejuvenation, spa treatment without botox cosmetic and fillers. traveling the distance. Being associated with “Clarks Summit is a the hotel, the facility has

BY PETER SALVA Abington Journal Correspondent

Church honors Monsignor BY PETER SALVA Abington Journal Correspondent

CLARKS GREEN- On May ABINGTON JOURNAL/PETER SALVA 27 at The Church of St. Gregory in Clarks Green, preEvent organizers Mary Ellen Dougherty, left, and Chris Arcangelo with school graduates, parents and Monsignor John H. Louis, who is retiring . the community gathered to an ice cream social, an opporand performances from past honor Monsignor John H. graduates of the school. Songs tunity for all in attendance to Louis, who is retiring after more than 34 years of service included “Take Me Out to the meet and chat with Msgr. Louis. “We are going to miss Golf Course,” “Thy Word,” to the Clarks Green area. “How Much is that Doggy in Monsignor Louis,” said event The church was packed as co-organizer Mary Ellen the Window” and “He’s Got the children of St. Gregory’s Dougherty. “We wish him the Whole World in His Early Childhood Center perwell in all his future endeavformed their end of year show Hands.” All of these were ors,” said event co-organizer in honor of Msgr. Louis, who chosen with Msgr. Louis in Chris Arcangelo. This sentimind. His love of golf, for took a front row seat in a ment rang out in the applause instance, was made apparent rocking chair. The program for Msgr. Louis following the with the opening number. consisted of children’s songs This event was followed by performance. sung by the 2011 graduates

been able to cater to wedding and bridal parties staying there. However, RejuvenEssence is not only for hotel clients. Anyone interested is welcome to visit. A grand opening will be hosted June 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. This event will include opportunities to get to know the staff and tour thefacility. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. For more information about the grand opening, or RejuvenEssence, call 570.319.1425. Appointments are also available in Plains at 570.270.2800

GLENBURN TWP. - Glenburn residents Harry and Vera Krewsun have been married 19 years. In 2004, Harry was diagnosed as having Myasthenia Gravis (MG). Along with that, he was diagnosed with thyoma, or a cancer of the thyroid gland. He has been a cancer survivor since 2005. Harry and Vera Krewsun are focusing on starting a support group in the area for people who have Myasthenia Gravis. Its name is derived from the Greek and Latin words meaning “grave muscular weakness.” The most common form, according to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that is characterized by fluctuating weakness of the voluntary muscle groups. “It’s not a disease that’s readily well known,” said Harry Krewsun. “The prevalence in the United States is estimated to be about 20/100,000 population. The disease occurs in all races, both genders and at any age. The disease itself is not curable but it is managed with proper medication and proper supervision from a neurologist.” Myasthenia Gravis is not thought to be directly inherited, nor is it contagious. It does occasionally occur in more than one member of the same family, according to the Krewsons. Common symptoms can include a drooping eyelid, blurred or double vision, slurred speech, difficulty chewing and swallowing, weakness in the arms and legs, chronic muscle fatigue and difficulty breathing. “It’s a disease that becomes chronic and any of these symptoms can manifest themselves. A person might be hospitalized for a long or short periods of time,” he said. As for Harry Krewsun’s situation, he explained that he is currently trying to manage the disease with medicine and living a 85 to 90 percent effective normal life without working. “Currently, I’m not employed. I’m pretty much 80 percent normal right now, however, the side effects of the medicines are there.” Both Krewsuns are hopeful that the research and awareness programs funded by the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America will one day lead to a cure to the disease, and part of their own personal mission is to spread awareness throughout Northeast Pa. “It’s rewarding to us to see other people with the same disease come together because it is an eye opener that you can manage it with medicine,” Harry Krewsun said. “I take

Members of the NEPA Myasthenia Gravis Support Group, which includes their caregivers, at the April meeting. Join the group June 4, at Allied Services, Morgan Highway, Scranton at 11 a.m.

the approach, I’ve been in hospitals. When I drive by a hospital, I know there’s somebody worse than me.” Harry Krewsun also emphasized how important it was when he was encouraged to visit a support group in Maryland. “It was wonderful. One of the members put us in touch with a chapter liaison. We had our first Northeast Pa. chapter meeting in January. We have seven people in the group, and June 4 is our next meeting.” June is also Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month, and the Krewsuns have obtained a guest speaker for the meeting. Dr. Scott Friedenberg, a neurologist from Geisinger Danville, will address the disease. “We’ve found some people are seeking treatment…some haven’t,” said Harry Krewson. “A lot of people are misdiagnosed for a long time. It’s so important that they are under the supervision of a neurologist. We encourage people to talk to their general practitioners about this.” Dr. Friedenberg is board certified in clinical neuro physiology as well as neurology. He attended Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia. He completed his residency at Mayo Grad School of Medicine and the University of Maryland. “We encourage everyone to join in and become aware of the disease and if they’re having symptoms to talk to their doctor,” said Harry Krewson. “And we’re hoping medical professionals will become more familiar with the disease and its symptoms. We’d love for them to come to our June 4 meeting.” Harry Krewsun added that the meeting will take place at Allied Rehabilitation Services in the Charles Lugar outpatient center in the community room at 11 a.m. There will be an overview of the disease, along with a question and answer session. Anyone seeking more information on the disease can visit The Krewsuns pointed out that this year’s national chairperson is Robin Wright Penn. For more information call Vera Krewsun at 570.687.6009

Pet Walk June 12 at Nay Aug There will be refreshments at a minimal price, music SCRANTON - On June 12 and of course, pets. The walk features an extended at 1 p.m. the Griffin Pond trail for young dogs and a Animal Shelter, Clarks shorter trail for older dogs. Summit, will host its anBut this is a pet walk, so nual Pet Walk. The event any pets are welcome. Also, will be held at Nay Aug Park rain or shine, but Ke- walkers can come without a vin Young, event organizer, pet. Those who attend should hopes for shine. “It’s easier for the event to run smooth- note safety rules. Dogs must be wearing a suitable ly without rain,” said collar and kept on a leash at Young. This is the largest all times. To be eligible for fundraiser of the year for the walk, all dogs must be the shelter and the more at least 6 months old, and walkers the more fun the vaccinated for parvo, disevent becomes, he said. For those who have been temper and rabies, and have at previous walks, there are a valid dog license as required by law. No females some new attractions. A 50/50 raffle has been added in season will be allowed. During the walk, owners and prizes for all of the raffles are of greater value. are encouraged to walk BY PETER SALVA Abington Journal Correspondent

only the amount the pet is accustomed. Water will be available for both walkers and pets. The Pet Walk is a fundraising event for the benefit of the animals and animal welfare programs at the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter. It is not a race, but an event symbolizing concern for homeless animals. All walkers participating must have sponsors, but prizes will be awarded to the most successful fund raisers. Those that wish to donate who can not attend, may mail or bring donations to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd., Clarks Summit, PA 18411. For more information contact 570.586.3700.


Green space acquired in South Abington BY JOSEPH CROFT Abington Journal Correspondent

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP.- The South Abington Township board of supervisors announced a newly acquired stretch of land at its meeting May 23. The 67.5 -acre property was acquired from the Veda Corporation and will be set aside for recreational purposes, according to the board. The property stretches from Williams Street to Camins Parkway and, according to Giles Stanton, will be “Set aside forever to be a green area in town. There will eventually be trails for people to walk and enjoy the woods forever and ever.” Other news discussed at the meeting involved the water splash park at South Abington Park. Two weeks ago, the board opened bids for a loan to replace the splash pad. Half of the money was able to come from an easement granted to the Western School for the Deaf, while the other half was voted to come from the recreation fund. Joseph Sproul emphasized that this approval came from the local voters. “They actually said ‘We want you to tax us a little more,’ ” Sproul said. We’ll use the money for maintaining a green space.” Work was completed on the project in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

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Forever Young derby June 11 BY JOAN MEAD-MATSUI Abington Journal Correspondent

Lauren Berry, great -granddaughter of John E. Fitzgerald , sings “God Bless America.”

Bridge from past to future

On May 29, the fourth tallest bridge on the Pa. Turnpike was dedicated as the John E. Fitzgerald Memorial Bridge. The bridge, is 151 feet tall, according to William Capone, Director of Communications and Public Relations for the PA Turnpike Commission. The structure, which took two years to build, opened in 1957. The late John E. Fitzgerald was a civil engineer who worked on highway projects including the bridge. Dignitaries were on hand for the ceremony at the Ramada Plaza, 820 Northern Blvd.


Gerrie Fitzpatrick Carey welcomes the guests Sunday in memory of her father John E. Fitzgerald .

John Fitzgerald, son of John E. Fitzgerald, gives the introduction speech during the Memorial Bridge dedication May 29.

The John E. Fitzgerald descendents comes together to celebrate the dedication of the bridge named in his honor.

While preregistration is not required for the upcoming second annual “Forever Young” Memorial Fishing Derby, eager young anglers16 years old and younger have three registration options prior to the event. Children are invited to preregister at the Abington Community Library prior to the derby, which will be held June11, at the Abington Area Community from 9 a.m. to noon. Prizes will be awarded from noon to1p.m. According to Linda Young, who established the derby in memory of her late husband, Lawrence E. “Bud” Young, “They (children who wish to preregister) can leave the form at the library once it is signed or they can take it home for a signature and mail it to Fishing Derby,19 Oakford Glen, Waverly Township, PA18411.” Preregistration will also be held at the Abington Heights Middle School Family Fun Night June 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. Young said, “We will have a table in the cafeteria and again the same procedure to get parents’ signatures.” Registration will also be available at the derby beginning at 8 a.m. with the Abington Lions Club. A parent’s signature is required to participate. Free fishing derby T-shirts will be available to the first150 children to check in on the morning of the derby. Prizes will be given for the largest fish award and the largest fish in every age group. One prize per child will be awarded. The prize raffle will also be handled differently this year, according to Young. “There will be fewer prizes but they will be of greater value. Prizes have been purchased specifically for each age group, such as bikes, fishing poles and digital cameras. Our reasoning is that the lesser -valued prizes purchased just so every kid has a

Derby Rules 1. No running or horseplay near the water. 2. Judges’ decisions are final. 3. Contestants must use only the bait provided by the derby sponsors. 4. Adults may assist younger children with casting and retrieving but child must be present and “hands on” fishing pole when retrieving line. 5. Derby is catch and release. All fish must be immediately returned to the water after being measured. 6. Trout will be eligible for all awards. Derby is for pan fish only. Pan fish include perch, catfish, sunfish, bluegill, calico, and shiners, plus trout. Non-pan fish such as trout will be measured/weighed for the ‘Catch of the Day’ and the "Bud Award." No bass fish will qualify for awards. 7. No littering. Please remove all trash to the trash containers at the park. 8. Shoreline fishing only. No wading or boats will be allowed.

prize, don’t last. We’d rather stress the fun of the park and fishing at the pond,” said Young Members of the Waverly Masonic Lodge and Abington Heights Civic League will run the refreshment stand, which will remain open until 2 p.m. Following the derby, free events are planned for families in conjunction with the yearlong Clarks Summit Centennial Celebration. Organizers invite the public to the park from1 p.m. to dusk. All events will be held at the100-acre Abington Area Community Park located on Winola Road and Grove Streets, South Abington Twp.

How Does Your Bank Compare? Gretchen, left, and Brianna Eagen of the Abington Heights Civic League presented ‘Veterans Through Time.’


Shown, from left, are Herman, Christine, Greg and Jonathan Johnson.


The dedication of the new Abington Area Veterans Memorial Monument took place May 28. Clarks Summit Borough Council member Herman Johnson, was on hand, “This is something that we’ve needed in the borough for a long time, a Veterans Monument to celebrate all of our veterans in the Abington area that sacrificed their life during war time, and the people that assisted on the home front too.” Planning began two years ago. The monument is located across from First National Bank on North State Street. The dedication of the new Abington Area Veterans Memorial Monument takes place May 28.








Abington Heights Civic League honors ’Veterans Through Time’ with its float in Clarks Summit.


Abington Senior Community Center marches in the Clarks Summit parade.


Community remembers fallen heroes in Dalton.

Generations mark day

Ed Murphy was inspired at last year’s parade to begin a journey through history in memory of his father, the late Russell Murphy.

A son’s tribute BY KRISTIE GRIER CERUTI Abington Journal Editor



Two faces peek from a firetruck in the Factoryville parade.


Juggler Rob Smith fires up the crowd in the Clarks Summit parade.


The Factoryville Borough and American Legion Olin R. Wheelock Post # 375 held a Memorial Day Service May 30 at Evergreen-Woodlawn Cemetery.


larks Summit, Dalton, Factoryville, Nicholson. These four communities were among many in Northeast Pa. to pay homage to those who serve or have died in military service. Parades, cemetery tributes and unveiling of memorials to veterans were a few activities that took place during the Memorial Day weekend. The Factoryville Borough and American Legion Olin R. Wheelock Post # 375 held a Memorial Day Service May 30 at Ever-

green-Woodlawn Cemetery,including the Lackawanna Trail Band, special guest speakers Commander John Kman, Mayor Gary Evans, Pastor Paul Fields and retired1st Sergeant Richard Jackson. Clarks Summit capped off a weekend in which the Abington Area Veterans Memorial Monument was dedicated May 28 with a parade through town in Clarks Summit. Dalton and Nicholson also honored veterans with parades and cemetery services.


t the 2010 Clarks Summit Memorial Day parade, resident Ed Murphy was inspired to begin a journey through history in memory of his father, the late Russell Murphy. He said a conversation at the 2010 parade with friend Scott Coniff about military medals led him on a quest for details about his father’s military service in World War II. “It seemed a shame the medals and memorabilia he had were in a bag at the house,” Ed Murphy said. One year of research later, he assembled his father awards in a shadow box. It now occupies a reserved shelf at the home Ed shares with his wife Joan and sons E.J., 21and Mark,18. “A little research led to more research and I ultimately ended up contacting the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis Missouri. Unfortunately a fire at that facility July12,1973 destroyed the detailed records of my father’s service. They were, however, able to confirm the awards that my father was entitled to,” he said. He detailed the medals his father received, in order of significance: Bronze Star Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal (two), AsiaticPacific Campaign Medal with three campaign stars, World War II Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation Medal with one campaign star. Also included: a burial flag, photograph of Russell Murphy, 25th Infantry Division patch, ribbon bar, Honorable Service lapel pin (commonly referred to as “The Ruptured Duck”), Combat Infantryman badge and dog tags. “I thought that this was a good way to remember my father and honor his service to our country,” he said.

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Project Lead the Way open to 8th grade BY BEN FREDA Abington Journal Correspondent

LAKELAND - At the Lakeland School Board meeting held at the Mayfield Elementary School May 18, treasurer Mary Retzbach asked for a motion to approve the addition to 8th grade students in the fall of Project Lead the Way, a science and engineering program. Project Lead the Way was originally going to be intended for 9th and 10th grade students. The board agreed to allow 8th graders as well. In his report, Lakeland High School principal Thomas Kameroski told the board that Project Lead the Way was visited by a Penn State representative to receive certification and accreditation for 8th grade courses. Also, Kameroski mentioned that 83 high school students were inducted in the National Honor Society. In other business, the board approved the 2011-2012 calendar with a start date with teachers August 29 and the first day of school for students August 31. The board approved an agreement between WVIA and the Lakeland School District for the Scholastic Instructional Television Online Program for grades K-12 at a cost of $1,200 for the 2011-2012 school year. Treasurer Mary Retzbach made a motion to appoint Mike Costa Treasurer of the Board of the Lakeland School District at a salary of $2,000 and set the Treasurer’s Bond at $50,000, effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The board agreed. Also, secretary Paul Lemoncelli made a motion to appoint John Uram Secretary of the Board of the Lakeland School District at a salary of $3,000 and set the Secretary’s Bond at $50,000, effective July1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The board agreed.

C.S. resident inducted A Clarks Summit resident was inducted into the Business Honor Society. Saint Joseph’s University’s Beta Gamma Sigma chapter inducted Clarks Summit resident John P. O’Brien into its honor society during a ceremony April 17. Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is an international honor society for business students. Qualifying for membership is the highest scholastic honor a student in business can attain. To be eligible, students must rank in the upper 10 percent of their junior class, the upper 10 percent of their senior class, or the upper 20 percent of their graduate class. Students who receive a BGS award must attend colleges and universities accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


Peyton Gualteri and Jack Clegg holding up a cutout of the whale they are preparing for the float.

Students in costume are seated for an announcement.


Rome for a day BY SHAUNA MCNALLY

CLARKS GREEN- The school cafeteria at Abington Christian Academy on South Abington Road in Clarks Green was transformed into Ancient Rome May 24 with posters, learning stations, a cobblestone path and teachers and students in kindergarten through eighth grade dressed in Roman attire that they created. Fifth grade student Eva Rappenglueck of East Benton attended wearing a bed sheet as her toga with a pink strip of a shower curtain as a decorative touch and a chain from her mom’s purse as a belt. The set was made by the seventh and eighth grade students, with the instruction of the school art teacher, Annette Brush. It took them about a month to prepare. The role of Emperor Imperius, was played by Kenn Anderson Sr. of Scranton; the emperor’s two servants were played by Eden Brock and Paige Schultz, seventh grade. Anderson said that he has participated about six or seven times at Abington Christian Academy, but he plays a different character each time. “It’s a great opportunity for the kids to get out of the classroom and to teach kids history as it was lived,” said Anderson

Art teacher Annette Brush introduces her art station at the event.

When talking about Anderson, school administrator Jan Wells said, “He is not a teacher, but he is someone we call on quite a bit to do our living history days. He’s malleable – if we want him to be King Arthur, he’ll come as King Arthur. ” The day started off with the emperor’s entrance at 9 a.m. He gave a speech and told the students what the day would entail. Then all moved to the cafeteria, where they were divided into groups and had 25 minutes at each learning station. The seventh and eighth grade students were helpers, rather than participants. At the art station, students learned how to make mosaics from tiles and learned Roman terminology. At the aqueducts station, they learned about Roman architecture. Another station consisted of learning about Roman numerals, scroll making and laws. At the fourth station, the students learned the ways the Romans made bread, and students got to mix dough. The last station

The role of Emperor Imperius was played by Kenn Anderson Sr. of Scranton

was set up like a Roman café. There students studied Roman food and sampled olives and sardines. Wells said that everything was taught according to grade level so that all the students had an equal opportunity. Each student also selected a Roman name to wear . Also, because fourth through eighth graders study Latin, they were invited to decipher Latin words using their knowledge and clues on flash cards on the walls of the cafeteria. After a lunch break students returned for the afternoon portion, which consisted of Roman games outside such chariot races, javelin throwing and relay races. Wells explained that there is an event like this every year, but the theme changes. Other themes will be Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Rome, Middle Ages Renaissance and Reformation, Early Explorers to American History 1815 and 1815 to the Present. Rappenglueck said, It’s a really fun event because in a classroom you’re just hearing about it, and when you do things like this you get to come in dressed up like it, and learn how the Romans did everything.”

Memorial Day parade organizer, Clegg helped to make posters, and the children got Two Clarks Summit Elepermission from their prinmentary students recently cipal, Steven Aquilina. headed a unique fundraiser. Work on the float started Fourth grader Jack Clegg May 27 with the help of and 3rd grader Peyton Gualsome of Jack and Peyton’s teri organized a walk to friends. raise money for the Whale Jack, 10, said he first and Dolphin Conservation heard about the whales on Society. The walk was held TV. “I like to watch Animal during the Clarks Summit Planet,” he said. After Memorial Day parade, May watching the show “Whale 30, and featured a special Wars” and learning about whale-shaped float. the whaling in Japan, Jack Peyton’s mother, Michelle wanted to do something to Gualteri, called the effort an help. His friend Peyton, 9, “unselfish act.” “It’s somegot involved after a conthing they did on their versation on the bus. “Jack own,” she said. According was talking about whales on to Jack’s mother, Amy the bus, and I thought we Clegg, the project came about after hearing the chil- should save them,” she said. According to Clegg, more dren talk about wanting to than $100 was raised prior save the whales. After reto the walk just from talking searching the Whale and to co-workers and neighbors Dolphin Conservation Soabout the cause. Jack and ciety online, the best idea Peyton live just two houses for a fundraiser seemed to away from each other in be a walk. Walkers would Clarks Summit and have raise at least $15 each and been friends for about six donate the money to the years. cause. Gualteri called the BY JOSEPH CROFT Abington Journal Correspondent


Student volunteers during the Clarks Summit Memorial Day Parade.

HONORS The following area students were recognized at Millersville University’s Honors and Awards Convocation, held April 30, on campus in Pucillo Gymnasium. Maitlyn S. Conaboy of Clarks Summit, received the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete Award. Meghan G. McLain of Scott Township, received the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Amanda D. Trzcinski of Scott Township, received the Steinman Foundation / Intelligencer Printing Upperclassman Scholarship and the Excellence in Printing Technology Award. More than 600 students were recognized at this convocation for their academic accomplishments including impressive grade point averages, departmental awards for excellence in an academic major, community involvement and Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference scholar athletes.

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Little Sisters to honor Vanston Little Sisters of the Poor at Holy Family Residence will honor local funeral director Vince Vanston at their fifth annual golf tournament June 11 at the Scranton Municipal Golf Course, Lake Ariel. The event will begin with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. and have a captain and crew format. The cost per golfer is $100 and includes green fees, use of a cart, a golf shirt and dinner at the course clubhouse following the tournament. Sponsorships are available, including hole signs for $100 and corporate sponsorships for $500. The Little Sisters are also offering a $500 golf package, which includes golfing for four people, use of golf carts, dinner, golf shirts and a hole sign. There will also be raffles of gift baskets throughout the day. For information or to register, contact Jackie Galvin at 570.343.4065 or by June 1.

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Shown from left, are: Masonry teacher Frank Summa, Dan Pisanchyn, Matt Badamo, Chase Wood, Travis DeSimone and Matt Lehnert.

Masonry students assist borough

Abington Heights High School masonry students constructed a stone support to display the “Welcome to Clarks Summit” sign that greets people as they enter the community. Borough of Clarks Summit Council President Gerrie Carey said, “The time and effort of these individuals and the School board that supports them is greatly appreciated.”

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The Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd., Clarks Summit, is open for the adoption of pets from noon to 4:30 p.m., daily. Wish list items are always appreciated, including kitty litter and cat food, Timothy hay, Carefresh or Aspen bedding for small animals and any type of donation. 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.



Of course no one worked while you had kids. Once she (Gretchen) was in grade school, (the late) Chris Vanston told me, ‘Women can do anything they want.” She was an inspiration to many women. So I told my husband I thought all I had to do was take a test to get my real estate license. All of the women then were becoming real estate agents…Next thing I knew, three days later, he (Jim) came home and he had my calling cards and letterhead made for me as an interior designer. He said if I was an interior designer, why would I jump over the fence… (to real estate)?” Eagen’s Irish Import business, Shanty n’ Lace, grew out of a trip to Ireland. “It (the business) just boomed,” she said. “Once it finally took off, I had a good business. I had men call on Christmas Eve to ask, ‘What does my wife want?’” Eagen was involved in a number of organizations, including the Woman’s Club of the Abington Heights Civic League. “When I first came here, thank God there were organizations, because this town was small. You knew everybody in it. ,” she said. Through her involvement with the Abington Junior Woman’s Club, Eagen learned the Friendship House Children’s Center needed help and as a result, the art program at Friendship House was started by the Abington Junior Woman’s Club. “When I came to town, the Welcome Wagon came and called on me. They gave me something from Keen’s Pharmacy. The women would come to the house with gift certificates so you got to know where your drugstore, churches and movie theater were located. They gave you all of these little gifts and called on you at your house to welcome you.” And Eagen also has fond memories of the shops in Clarks Summit. She said, “We had gift shops – one was the Dutch Door and the other shop was Westlakes, (located next to Young’s Funeral Home.) . Every person in town literally bought something in Davis Variety Store probably every day. ” The former Angelo’s Restaurant located on Old State Road was another hot spot in Clarks Summit, Eagen said. “Everybody in town went to the original Angelo’s Restaurant in Clarks Summit. The owner was an opera singer… . He would tend bar and then all of a sudden he would start to sing and everybody loved it. “…The whole community still binds and it’s not as easy to find the binding, because it has gotten so big. We didn’t think anything of walking over and knocking on someone’s door. In the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s we did it, although we were formal in other ways.” Currently, Eagen spends her time painting and working as an artist in her studio at her home in Clarks Summit.

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Lavern A. Nearmyer May 14, 2011

Lavern A. Nearmyer, 48, Scranton, passed away May 14 after a long illness. He was the son of Marjorie Nearmyer of Zeeland, Mich., and R. Lavern Nearmyer of Newton, Iowa. Vern graduated from Newton High School in Newton, Iowa, and Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit. He was employed by Macy’s department store. Also surviving is a sister, Lisa Bush of Zeeland, Mich.; a nephew and nieces, as well as many caring friends.



Orignal Abington Community Libary board of trustees and first location. On January 11, 1960 the Abington Community Library Association was born. On June 18 of that year, an open house was held at the Library, located in what was the Abington Fabric Shop, 422 State Street (now the parking lot between Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home and Everything Natural). Many of the names associated with this enterprise are still known to us today, more than 50 years later. While the location, hours, types of materials, and people involved with the Library have changed over the years, the spirit of, place in the community, need and appreciation for this facility have not. This photo is of the first Library Board of Trustees, circa 1960. They are, from left: First row: Mrs. Carl (Ann) Sebo, Mrs. George (Jane) Schautz, Mrs. W.D. (Frances) Fowler, Mr. George Macindoe, Mr. William Gilroy. Middle row: Mrs. Eugene (Dottie) Neyhart, Mrs. Thomas (Sally) Eynon, Mrs. Thomas (Dorothy) Saville. Top row: Mr. George Lesh, Mr. Sherman Ranck, Mr. Walter Wagstaff, Mr. Floyd Hilwig


Cancer Society provided him a place to stay at no charge. Continued from Page 1 “When I was going apy on his neck and chest. Cancer did not slow Confer through treatment in the down, he said. Rather than hospital and all my veins were burning, the American coming back home to WaCancer Society volunteers verly, he stayed in Rochester and continued rowing came around giving free food. They also were giving with his crew team. out free hats. I never real“I really wanted to keep rowing. My doctors laughed ized how important a hat was until I didn’t have any about it,” said Confer. hair,” said Confer. This year, at the end of Confer said in his speech April, about two months after Confer’s radiation ther- he is going to touch on how he discovered he had cancer apy was complete, he was and detail his experience. declared cancer-free. He also said he wants to Confer explained that while he had cancer he did emphasize that cancer is something people of all not tell people about it, ages are faced with, but because he did not want them to worry, but when he was cleared, he called Steve What: 2011 Relay for Life Wallo, the moderator for of the Abingtons is an Relay for Life of the overnight event to help Abingtons and told him. raise money for cancer Wallo then invited Confer research. All donations to be the opening speaker at benefit The American this year’s event. Cancer Society. There are The Waverly native said several teams formed and that having cancer showed members take turns him exactly what the Amerwalking the high school ican Cancer Society does. He said he always knew it track at all times during was a good organization, the event. but he thought it was basiWhen: June 4 to 5, 2011 cally just about trying to Where: Abington Heights find a cure and raising High School track. money for that purpose. Info: Visit Now he said he realized that the American Cancer to start a team or call Society is concerned with 1.800.ACS.2345 helping cancer patients and their families personally. Confer explained that when his dad came to visit him in Rochester, N.Y. during treatment, the American

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Continued from Page 1 paign, so I’m very thankful to them. I also really want to thank all the people of Ransom Township.” Barry C. Phillips, one of the write-in winners for Clarks Green Borough Council, said he is very happy with the results. Phillips said that he ran a bipartisan campaign with Keith Williams even though there were only four people running. Phillips said he thought he won because of his way of thinking. He explained, “I stood by the idea that unless people see some interest as being bigger than themselves, there will be no progress for our community.” Phillips said he wanted to thank all the people of Clarks Green.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Valerie Stone, of Birdsboro. A memorial service was held May 29 at 3 p.m. at Parker Hill Community Church, 607 N. Abington Rd., Clarks Summit. Interment was at the convenience of the family in Shellsburg, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Parker Hill Community Church or to an education fund for his nieces. Arrangements were by the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit, PA. To leave an online condolence, visit http:// Below is a list of area write-in winners, according to the Lackawanna County Office of Voter Registration and Bureau of Elections. Republican Lackawanna County Clerk of judicial records: Michael Stuchlak, Archbald. Benton Township Auditor: Willard Kresge Dalton Council: William M. Salva. Jermyn Council: James P. Allan. Mayfield Council: Donald J. Mosley, James A. Depoti, Andrew Baldan and Ellen Krantz-Buskovitz. Democrat Clarks Green Council: Lynne Earley and Barry C. Phillips Dalton Council: William M. Salva. Ransom Township Supervisor: William “Bud” Brown Scott Township Auditor: Steven Russell

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Modern Buddhism: Meditation for a Modern Way of Life, Thursdays, to July 21, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road, Waverly. These classes offer simple, practical, and inspiring teachings and meditation techniques for solving difficulties in our daily life. With Buddhist teacher Barb Stein. Cost: $10 general/$5 seniors and students. Info: or call 845-856-9000. Grand Canyon of PA Bus Trip, The Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, June 2. Leave the Dietrich at 7:45 a.m. and return at about 7:00 p.m. Guided by: Jane Frye, naturalist. Admission: $100 Take in the sights of the Little Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania and Wellsboro on this scenic bus trip. Space is limited. Call 570.996.1500 to register. “Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrew Sisters,” June 1 through Sept. 3 at The Shawnee Playhouse. Cost: $28/$25/$15. Info: or by calling 570.421.5093. Mike Quinn and Lewis and Clarke, June 4 at AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave.,Scranton, doors open at 7 p.m. show starts at 8 p.m. Cost: $10 suggested donation. Musical Charity Concert with Manoj Mishra and Nirupama Dey, June 5, 3 to 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at 97 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Baree. Cost: $35/ $25. Info: 570.696.0976. Children’s Summer Theatre Workshop, at the The Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville, for children ages eight to 12, classes be-

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Ghostlight Productions will present ‘Much Ado about Nothing,’ June 3 to 5 and 10 to 13. Cast members shown above, from left: Hero, played by Katti Mayk, dances with Don Pedro, played by Aaron Jeffery.

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asks are passed out; laughter rings out from the cast members; the director ties lights to the pavilion. This is the scene at the rehearsal of “Much Ado about Nothing,” opening June 3 at South Abington Park in South Abington Township. The director of the play is Jonathan Strayer, co-founder of Ghostlight Productions. Founded in 2006, by Jonathan Strayer and his wife Rachel, Ghostlight Productions will present Shakespeare in the Park for the third year. Previously, the Strayers put on “Twelfth Night” in 2009 and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in 2010. The two said both productions received a good turnout from audiences, and they are hoping that will continue this year. The Strayers have experience with theatre. According to their website, they have been involved in many productions and Rachel has written an original play that was read in New York City in 2010. Currently, Jonathan Strayer teaches classes at Keystone Col-

gin July 25 and run Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon through August 19. Students will perform Disney’s Aladdin Kids on Au-

Moments in dance

Students of Joan’s Dance Studios will present “Moments in Dance,” June 10, 7:30 p.m. at Clarks Summit Elementary School, located on West Grove Street Group 1 Dancers are Rahjada Lowery, Olivia McAfee, Mallory Knott, Lelanni Pena, Emily Northup, Greta Kimmell and Gavin Ellett. Tickets will be available at the door, for a $10 donation. Kate McAndrew, a 2011 graduate of Joan’s Dance Studios, shown left, will be featured in the show.

gust 19 and 20. Cost: $200 per child. Info: 570.283.2195

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Everhart Reads at Anthology Books! 6 to 8 p.m., third Thursday of each month. Cost: Discussion group free and open to ages 16 and up. Info: Andrea at

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Decorative Painting, The Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, for ages 16 to adult, June 15, 22, 29 from noon to 3 p.m. Instructor: Wendy Rozelle.

lege in La Plume and his wife is studying for a Master’s in Creative Writing at Wilkes University. They’ve chosen to present “Much Ado about Nothing” this year, one of the only comedies written by William Shakespeare. . “We chose this year’s show the same way that we chose last year’s show. We put a public poll on our website for the See Park, Page 10

The villain Don John, played by Seth Mitchell. PHOTO COURTESY CHELSEA HUIZING

Cost: $20 per class plus cost of painting surface. Learn decorative painting techniques while creating decorative pieces for your home or to give as gifts. Preregistration is required. Info: 570.996.1500 to sign up. Photography for Beginners, The Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, June 13, 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. and June 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. For ages 16 and up. Instructor: Kenny Ganz, Steamtown National Historic Site Photographer. Cost: $75. Improve your photography skills with an experienced instructor. Students will meet at the Dietrich each week and proceed to various locations to photograph. Gain practical

shooting experience along with personalized instruction. Spanish for Beginners, The Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, June 8 from 7 to 8 p.m. Instructor: Victoria Romero. Admission: $50. Students will learn basic Spanish phrases and vocabulary using a variety of teaching methods. Hispanic culture will also be explored. This class will be tailored to individuals’ language learning goals. Call 570.996.1500 to register. Drawing Social, AfA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton every Sunday, 6 to 9 p.m., Cost: $5 general, $2 student

"Who plays Professor Charles Eavier in X-Men: First Class" opens this Friday at the Dietrich?

The Dietrich Theater’s special exhibit committee has done it again. The theater’s Earnshaw Gallery is just a sight to behold. During June and July, “Bridal Treasures” will be featured in our display cases. Visitors will be able to experience bridal wear and traditions from the 1880’s to the present day including gowns, photos, wedding gifts from various eras and other wedding memorabilia. We would like to thank the Wyoming County Historical Society and all of the community members who loaned items for the exhibit. For instance, Carol Sherwood loaned a twopiece silk brocade wedding gown worn in 1893 by her grandmother, Elizabeth Stetter Carson of Scranton. It is exquisite. Gail James allowed us to exhibit a beautiful brown wedding dress that Ada May Jennings wore when she married Robert Burns Smales on December of 1889. The Reverend C.H. Sackett married them in Meshoppen at the home of James Jennings. We also have on display a bridal gown worn by Lady Suzanne Wilkins in 1929. She married George Hubert Wilkins of Australia, a “Nautilus” explorer of the Polar Ice Caps. You just have to visit the Dietrich to learn more about their fascinating story. The Dietrich’s Earnshaw Gallery can be visited during scheduled movie times or by appointment. We are grateful to Mark Mitchell, Jessie Reppy Keker and Margie Young for installing this exhibit, which is so rich in beauty and local history. In addition to the exhibit “Bridal Treasures”, the Dietrich will be celebrating bridal fashions and history on Sunday, June 26 at 1 p.m. with the one of our biggest events of the season “Bridal Bliss: A Runway Retrospective Show”. During this show we will be able to view the historical evolution of bridal attire featuring local models and gowns from Wyoming and nearby counties. Unique to this presentation will be personal anecdotes, and popular music and floral arSee Movies, Page 10

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The Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation will conduct a charity concert with Manoj Mishra and Nirupama Dey at the First Presbyterian Church, 97 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, June 5 from 3 to 7 p.m. Admission is $35 for VIP tickets and $25 for all other tickets. Refreshments will be provided. The Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation is a non-profit service organization dedicated to bringing education and village development in rural India. It is the largest, grassroots, non-government education movement in India. For more information, contact Neela Patel at 570. 696.0976.

Lackawanna Historical Society offers walking tours The Lackawanna Historical Society announced that the Summer Downtown Walking Tours have been revised to create three new tours that will be offered throughout the season with the official tour kick-off scheduled for June 3 at 5 p.m. The time was selected so that the tour will coincide with downtown Scranton’s First Friday . The tours will include a look at sculpture and discuss how some of the buildings explicate the city through its relationship to all arts--including entertainment. The June 3 tour will begin in front of Lackawanna College at Washington Avenue and Vine Street . It will take participants on a five-block journey through the downtown and runs about 1 1/2 hours. For additional details or to schedule your own group tour, contact the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570.344.3841.





The Bell Mountain Blues Band will play at the upcoming Family Fun Day, providing music lovers with a healthy dose of Blues favorites. Shown from left are band members, George Sworen (bass), Sam Barrase (drums), Sam Gabriel (guitar), Tom Doherty (guitar) and Joe Doherty (vocals).

Blues at the park

the tunes blues lovers will hear them play are “All the Lonesome Cowboys,” The Bell Mountain “Beast of Burden,” “Bring Blues Band, one of the it on Home,” “Dead Flowlocal bands scheduled to ers,” “Honky Tonk Wom“rock the park” at the an,” “Unchain My Heart” upcoming Family Fun Day and “Gloria.” to be held on June 11 at Members of the band the Abington Area Comare George Sworen, bass; munity Park, will provide Sam Barrase, drums; Sam eventgoers with a healthy Gabriel, guitar; Tom Dodose of Blues favorites. herty, guitar and Joe DoThe lineup of musicians herty, vocals. scheduled to perform at Zach Cole of the band, the park located on PA “Billy Reuben,” said, “We Route 307,or Winola are a newly formed Road, in South Abington group… the band consists Township, includes “Bell of myself on keyboards Mountain Blues Band,” and vocals, Dane Bower “Billy Reuben,” “Comon vocals and percussion mon Thread Band,” “Paul and Mark the Wolf on Laquintano” and “Live guitar and vocals...” Masquerade.” Crowds will hear “a wide In addition to the live variety of songs from the music, among the many 50s through today.” Paul free activities planned for LaQuintano has been playFamily Fun Day are food ing music locally solo and vendors, entertainment, with his band, the “Slow exhibits, a petting zoo, Children at Play,” since demonstrations, arts and 2000. He said, “When I crafts, exhibits and lakeplay solo (as I will on side campfires. Family Fun Day), I play a According to Bell lot of classic rock/singerMountain Blues Band songwriter stuff such as drummer, Sam Barrase of James Taylor, John DenScranton, “(Band founver, the Beatles, as well as ders) The Doherty brothoriginal music. I seem to ers are pretty eclectic in attract a very visually their music. They were a appealing crowd whose great country rock band beauty is only matched by and now a great blues their soaring intellect.” band.” Fred and Carol Linde of Brothers Joe and Tom Madisonville are married Doherty founded the band and make up the “twoin the late 1970s, some of BY JOAN MEAD-MATSUI Abington Journal Correspondent

person” The Common Threads Band. Their repertoire includes music from The Beatles, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, America, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Janis Joplin, Carole King, The Eagles, Little Feat, Linda Ronstadt, Vince Gill and Neil Young. “Live Masquerade,” a local band, has played at parties, The Vintage Theater, Eleanor Rigbys, and Abington Heights High School and attracts a high school and college crowd. Their set list consists of all original songs. “We agreed to play because we love playing and we really want to support this concert and everyone there,” said band member Matt Montella. Chris Menichetti of Endeavor Audio and Lighting, Inc. of Dickson City will provide the audio for the event. Endeavor Audio and Lighting Services Inc. is owned by Chris Menichetti and Jack Gretz, both of Clarks Summit. Chair of Family Fun Day, Clyde Rosencrance, views the Family Fun Day as “…a great opportunity for people to see what the park, as well as the rest of Clarks Summit, has to offer. .” For more information, visit

The Abington Community Library is gearing up for the first day of its three Summer Reading Programs-children, teens, and adults, on June 13. The library’s Summer Newsletter, now available by clicking on “Newsletters” on the library’s website ( lists events that will be of interest to all ages throughout June, July and August, including information about the Reading Programs and the various activities associated with them. Please note that children (Pre-K – Grade 6) must stop in the Children’s Room to register for their program and to pick up materials and lists of contests, etc. Registration for Summer Story Hours is now underway. There are programs for children ages four through eight year olds, and two and three year olds, as well as a Story and Playtime for one to three year olds. Stop in and pick up a calendar and sign up for a day and time that is age – appropriate. New Non-Fiction for Children “Famous Horses,” by Barbara M. Linde- Horses both real and fictional are spotlighted in this book for children age six to 10. A single page of facts about its historic role and talents is accompanied by a photograph or painting illustrating a famous horse, from Paul Revere’s “Brown Beauty” and Washington’s “Magnolia” to the racehorse, “Man O’War” and TV’s “Mr. Ed.” “Creepy Creatures: Worms,” by Valerie Bodden-Here is a basic introduction to worms, examining where they live, how they grow, what they eat, and the unique traits that help to define them, such as the ability of some species to regenerate. “Migrating with the Humpback Whale,”by Thessaly CattThis concise look at humpback whales, which live in all the world’s oceans, documents their annual migration between polar waters in the summer and tropical waters in the winter, and includes a map of the breeding and feeding grounds that humpback populations most often use. “Fire and Cooking,” by Neil Champion-Young readers will be given essential survival tips for building a fire and cooking in the wild, including information on different kinds of fires. The book also discusses how to know what to cook and what utensils to use. “Mountain Biking,” by Paul Mason-This book, for ages 8 – 12 years, from a series called “Get Outdoors,” takes a look at the basics of the sport, starting with a list of trail rules, tips for buying either a new or used bike, checking it for safety before heading out each time, clothing, and bike riding technique. It also includes a chapter on competition mountain biking to improve endurance and acceleration. Upcoming events at the library Greeting Card Making Class, June 2, 6 p.m. Materials fee of $10 is due to instructor at time of class. Adults Game Night with Wii, June 3, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Grades four to six. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel, June 4, 1 to 3 p.m. Sponsored by Abington Community Library Teen Leadership Committee. Grades four to six. 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.


lights, Atlantic Fish and Fabulous Foods, Thomas’ Market and Ah! Some Continued from Page 9 Chocolates. Tickets to “Bridal Bliss” rangements from each decAudience members are acters, such as Antonio plays Don Pedro, Seth are $40 each and all proade. encouraged to bring chairs into Antonia, played by Mitchell, who plays Don ceeds support cultural proKathy Chorba’s “Queen and blankets. John, and Jeffrey and Jill Christina Matatics, and gramming at the Dietrich. Victoria’s Court” will enContinued from Page 9 For more information, Call 570.996.1500 for tickhance the show with its people to log in and vote Kemmerer, who play Ben- Lenato into Lenata, played by Laura Moore. Accord- visit Ghostlight Producets. lovely Victorian wedding on which show they want- edick and Ursula. tion’s website at http:// ing to its website, GhosThe Kemmerers, along As you can see, the Diegarments. A dessert receped to see. This year, www.ghostlightproductlight Productions has retion will cap off the after- trich is so much more ‘Much Ado’ was the play with other cast members, or eceived a grant from the have been involved with than the movies! noon with scrumptious that won the vote,” said mail Jonathan Strayer at Lackawanna County Arts Shakespeare in the Park delights provided by Sweet Jonathan Strayer. jstrayer@ghostlightproduc- Sensations, Chocolates by Erica Rogler is a staff member of the The play centers on two since the beginning. Other and Culture, which help Leopold, Dee Dee’s Decouples, Claudio and He- cast members include Eth- fund a sound system for Dietrich Theater. ro, and Benedick and Bea- an Strickland, Luke Sayre, the production. Performances are scheduled for Katti Mayk, Rachel trice. June 3 to 5 and 10 to 12; When Don Pedro, prince Strayer, Sarah Mitchell Friday and Saturday shows and Joel Gardoski. of Arragon, returns with This version of the play begin at 6:30 p.m., Sunhis men from the war, day shows begin at 2:30 has many interesting there is much rejoicing. p.m. The valiant Count Claudio twists. Some of the male Cost of the show is characters have been falls in love with Hero, changed into female char- free. the demure daughter of the local lady in authority, Leonata. Meanwhile, an equally valiant and far more cynical Benedick becomes embroiled in a Summit Square, Clarks Summit battle of wits with the lively and skeptical BeaPermanent Hours: trice. Romance gets turned Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. on its head when friends Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Sunday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and family attempt to Applies to persons ages 12-17 trick Benedick and BeaWe guarantee accuracy • Computerized trice into falling in love, Personal Training is available but not included. Personal Prescription Filling • Patient Profile while Claudio and Hero’s Group Fitness classes are available at a discounted rate of faith in each other is put $10 for those enrolled in this program. to the test by a malicious We honor all major prescription plot. It is left to the inLast day to register is Aug. 15th plans including CVS, Caremark, corrigible constable Dogberry and his friends to Medco, Aetna, Geisinger and reveal that all the fuss is Express Scripts much ado about nothing. The cast members include Aaron Jeffrey, who




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Will gas hit $5 a gallon How high will pump prices go this summer? I don’t know about you, but it has me already changing my driving habits. Many analysts think we will pay $5 a gallon for gas this summer – and some think gas will cost much more than that. On April 20, the AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report had regular unleaded averaging more than $4 per gallon in six states – Hawaii, California, Alaska, Connecticut, Illinois and New York. We experienced the same thing happen here in Northeastern Pa., but prices over the last few weeks or so have retreated below $4 a gallon. The thing I hear most often is the oil companies are taking advantage of us. The Justice Department has announced a task force to investigate fraud and manipulation in the oil industry. Unfortunately, the U.S. had no way to control global price pressures on oil in 1979 and it has no way to control the price of the commodity in 2011. One of the biggest influences on oil and gas prices can be found in your wallet: the U.S. dollar. Commodities are priced in U.S. dollars on the world market, and we have a weak dollar right now. A feeble dollar means we have to pay more to buy foreign oil. It also means foreign currencies are able to buy more of the commodity for the same amount of money. If foreign nations take advantage of a weak dollar and buy more oil, you’ve got rising global demand. When demand rises, oil prices are poised to rise. Since oil prices are set in U.S. dollars, we feel the impact of price spikes in a way that nations us-


Camerawork, located in the Marquis Gallery at 515 Center Street, Scranton will present ‘Terra Emota,’ a show of photographs by Chip Fiorelli, work shown above, from June 3 to 29.

Camerawork to present ‘Terra Emota’

Camerawork, Scranton’s photography gallery, located in the Marquis Gallery at 515 Center Street, Scranton presents “Terra Emota,” a show of photographs by Chip Fiorelli from June 3 to 29. The opening reception will be held June 3 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Forelli’s photographic career encompasses 25 years as a professional photographer with international gallery representation and publication credits including the cover and a feature profile in Communication Arts as well as articles in Photo District News, Graphis, Lenswork, Rangefinder and Lürzer’s Archive. His images have been incorporated into all Apple Macintosh operating systems as desktop background choices. Solo exhibitions of his work have been at the Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Mercedes Benz Gallery of New York, the Art Institute of Atlanta, the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and Hoopers Gallery in London, England.

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We Need Your Help! Kyle Johnson, entertained audiences members with his music at the Newton Ransom recreations center May 28.

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An art and culture event was hosted May 28 at the Newton Ransom recreation center. Area artists and musicians were involved in the event, including the bands Forget Me Please, Cashmere Funk and Babylon. Featured were a poetry reading, jazz performance and art exhibit. All proceeds benefit the ABINGTON JOURNAL/EMILY TAYLOR center.



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The City of Carbondale is putting the final touches on the schedule for the 2011 Music, Wine & Art Festival weekend slated for June 24 through 26 in downtown Carbondale. The third year for the event has expanded to include an entire weekend of musical acts, art, and wine tasting in the along Carbondale’s Main Street Experience. The Event will begin June 24, with 24 venues of art, two outdoor musical stages, and multiple indoor musical performances, and signature a Wine Tasting which are just some of the many activities that will be offered throughout the City’s downtown area. Friday night’s Main Stage will host the Main Street Cruisers a 1950’s Do op Band at 7 p.m. with the Upper Main Street Stage featuring other musical performances starting at 5 p.m. A variety of food and artisan vendors will also be located along the City’s Main Street area. Saturday’s events kick off at noon on the Upper Main Street Stage and 1 p.m. on the City Hall Stage with music continuing until 8:30 p.m. While most of the activities for this event are free to the public, attendees will need a ticket to enter the Wine Tasting Venue June 25. . Tickets for the Wine Tasting Venue are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event and can be purchased through or at For a complete and updated list of events including an event map visit

ing other currencies may not. Some analysts are saying that gas could hit $6.50 a gallon this summer given high demand and the potential impact of “one or two hurricanes.” Emerging markets exert another big influence on oil and gas prices. Tremendous economic growth in China, India and other developing nations means they have a sustained demand for oil and gasoline, and it is not declining. Factor in recent political unrest in some oil-exporting nations, and you have the core reasons for $4 gas down the street. Thinking about buying a scooter or motorcycle instead of that SUV?? Some people suggest we boycott the gas stations in a region for a day, however, this is not likely to do the trick. Another factor is our own demand. You are hearing stories about people only driving on weekdays, or foregoing trips or cycling or taking the bus to work. Affirming this phenomenon, March credit card data showed U.S. retail gasoline expenditures down 2.1 percent yearover-year. I was recently listening to National Public Radio and an analyst said that prices will ease back a little bit and we’ll see a driving season where we pay something between $3.25 and $3.75 for gasoline with moderating demand and a slightly less heated commodities market. Let’s all hope he’s right!

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through June during business hours. The Paulukonises also SCRANTON - Artists Jay have four windows displaying and Mary Ann Paulukonis, of their work at Mercy Hospice. North Abington Township, The Paulukonises have will be featured during First been married for 42 years, Friday Scranton June 3 at B’s and they started creating Floral, 131 Penn Avenue, Scranton. Their exhibit, “Col- stained glass about 30 years ago when Mary Ann Pauluor Infusion” will feature fused glass functional pieces konis said her husband needand stained glass panels. The ed a hobby. Jay Paulukonis saw someone crafting stained opening will be during First glass and liked it, so his wife Friday, June 3, 6 to 9 p.m. bought him all the tools and the show will continue

needed. Then about a year and a half ago they got interested in fused glass when they visited a glass factory in Southwestern Pa. They said they fell in love with it. “It’s a very direct art form, unlike stained glass which has to be designed on paper. You build it like you build a pizza, except with no recipe. You take raw glass and assemble it, and you never

know exactly what you’re going to get because of the way the glass melts together,” explained Mary Ann Paulukonis. She said they started practicing it when returned from their trip, but there were a few kinks. So in June 2010 they returned to Southwestern Pa. for three days of extensive training on how to perfect the fused glass artform.

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Rosangela deFreitas won an honorable mention at the Marquis Gallery Photography show

Angels Galeria owner, photographer, honored During the Fine Arts Fiesta, held May 19 to 22 in Wilkes- Barre,photographer Rosangela deFreitas won an honorable mention at the Marquis Gallery Photography show for one of her photos. This is the second distinction that this photo has

garnered. The original now hangs in the Sky Top Resort. Signed and numbered prints of this photograph are available at Angels Galeria. deFreitas is the owner of Angels Galeria, located at 208 Depot Street, Clarks Summit.

SCC hosts ‘The Young Dancer’ June 10 The Carmel Ardito School of Dance will present “The Young Dancer” presented by the Junior Dance Company June 10 at the Scranton Cultural Center. The recital features a dance performance of “The Princess and the Pea” as well as “Fairy Tales and Characters.” The show will benefit the Valley Community Library, with general tickets priced at $10 and reserved at $13. The performance begins at 7 p.m., tickets may be purchased at the door one hour prior to showtime or from participating students. Dancers representing “Little Red Riding Hood” are shown above, from left Sammea Ricciardi, Nina Angeloni, Granny (the Wolf) Ashley Hine, Caroline Kranick, Natalie Buchinski.


AHHS hosts dance recital Abington Heights High School will host a performance by A Steppin’ Time Dance Co. June 5 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door. Dancers performing in Sunday’s show, shown above, from left, first row, include, Emma Kwiatkowski, Saige LaCoe, Shea Wells, Catalina Matthies. Second row: Olivia Calvert, Kara Mollory, Kaithlyn Carr and Gracie Young.

Lakeside Players to Present ‘The Love List’ Many have imagined what an ideal mate would be like. In “The Love List,” The Lakeside Players’ new comedy, two bachelors learn a hardbut-hilarious lesson when the woman of their dreams actually arrives on their doorstep. The comedy will run June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 at Lakeville Community Hall, Route 590, Lakeville. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. Written by Norm Foster, “The Love List” features two middle-aged friends, Leon and Bill, who concoct a list of attributes of the ideal woman – the top -10 best qualities in a mate. When this allegedly perfect woman actually shows up, the men quickly learn their list could use a few revisions. Community Hall is lo-

Appearing in “The Love List” are, from the left, Frank DeSando (Bill), Mike Lally (Leon) and Roxan Schwartz (Justine).

cated on Route 590, Lakeville, between the firehouse and the United Methodist Church. To make reservations, call 570.226.6207, or buy tickets at the door. Tickets are $12; $10 for groups of 10 or more. For more information on The Lakeside Players, visit

Master illusionist Harris III will perform at the LYFE Women’s Conference at Baptist Bible College June 2 to 4 and June 9 to 11. He has performed before 1 million people in more than 12 nations on five continents. Harris’ performances not only amaze his audiences, but they also awaken them to the lure of deception, the power of the senses, and the secret of living life based on deeper realities. The theme of this year’s LYFE Women’s Conference is “Imagine – What if God didn’t live in a box?” In addition to Harris III’s performance, comedy writer Martha Bolton will speak, Joanna Arp will lead Bible teaching sessions, and over a dozen workshops on raising children, hospitality, college readiness, intimacy in marriage, and more will be offered. For more information or to register online, go to The conferences annually bring roughly 1,000 women to the BBC campus. To learn more, go to or call 570.586.2400.

Master illusionist Harris III will perform at BBC June 2 to 4 and June 9 to 11.

Friends of the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter are planning a Zumba event for June 25 at the shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road in Clarks Summit. Registration will be at 9:30 a.m. with the Zumba class scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Many local instructors will be in attendance sharing their dancing routines with everyone attending. Cost is $10. There will be snacks and water provided. Baskets will be raffled and there will be a silent auction.


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ADMINISTRATOR NOTICE - Estate of Carole A. Gill a/k/a Carole Gill, late of Carbondale, Lackawanna County, PA. Any person or persons having claim against or indebted to estate present same to ADMINISTRATOR: Nicholas A. Barna, 831 Court Street, Honesdale, PA 18431. Attorney for ESTATE: Dante A. Cancelli, Esq., 400 Spruce Street, Suite 402, Scranton, PA 18503.



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Abington Township Municipal Authority Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Abington Township Municipal Authority, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania (the “Authority”), will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 13, 2011, at 6:45 p.m., at the office of the Authority located at Lake Henry Drive, Waverly, Pennsylvania 18471, to discuss and take comment with respect to the financing of the following project: Abington Township Municipal Authority/ Keystone College Project NAME AND ADDRESS OF OWNER AND OPERATOR OF FACILITY TO BE FINANCED: Keystone College (the “College”), One College Green, La Plume, PA 18440 ADDRESS OF PROJECT: Green, La Plume, PA 18440

One College

TOTAL COST OF PROJECT: Exceed $4,000,000

Not to

MAXIMUM AGGREGATE FACE AMOUNT OF DEBT TO BE ISSUED: Not to Exceed $4,000,000 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The proceeds of the debt to be issued will be used to provide funds to finance, refinance and/or reimburse all or any of the following: (1) refunding certain taxable debt and capital lease obligations of the College, the proceeds of which were used to finance (a) the planning, designing, acquiring, constructing, renovating, improving, furnishing and equipping of new facilities and improvements and additions to the existing facilities of the College, all located on the existing campus of the College, and (b) acquiring various capital equipment for use in or in connection with the facilities of the College; (2) acquiring certain real property adjacent to the campus of the College; (3) planning, designing, acquiring, constructing, renovating, improving, furnishing and equipping of new facilities and improvements and additions to the existing facilities of the College, including, but not limited to, technology improvements, all located and to be located on the existing campus of the College; (4) acquiring various capital equipment for use in or in connection with the facilities of the College; and (5) the payment of all or a portion the costs and expenses of issuing the debt. Members of the public are invited to attend the aforesaid public hearing. The attending public, on their own behalf or by attorney, are urged to provide information and make statements concerning the aforesaid project. DEBT FINANCINGS OF THE ABINGTON TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY ARE NOT OBLIGATIONS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, NOR OF ANY CITY, BOROUGH, TOWNSHIP OR OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA. This Notice is published in accordance with the requirements of Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended. Abington Township Municipal Authority

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The Abington Journal is a newspaper of general circulation and meets the requirements by Newspaper Advertising Act 45 Pa.C.S.A. Section 301.

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$1.00 line/$12. per inch For information or questions regarding legal notices you may call Marti Peznowski 570-970-7371 or email to: mpeznowski@ or fax to 570-831-7312 or mail to The Times Leader 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 ESTATE NOTICE Re: Estate of Arthur M. Wells a/k/a/ Arthur Wells, late of Clarks Summit, Lackawanna County, and State of Pennsylvania, deceased, who died on the 25th day of December, 2008. Letters Testamentary having been granted, all persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent shall make them known and present them, and all persons indebted to the decedent shall make payment thereof without delay to Arthur M. Wells, Jr., 207 Knapp Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411, or to Mattes & Mattes, P.C., 324 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, PA 18503.

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Notice of Decedent’s Estate NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Letters Testamentary have been granted in the Estate of Jeanne Marcus, Deceased, late of Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, 18508 who died on May 10, 2011. All persons indebted to the Estate are requested to make payment, and those having claims or demands are to present the same, without delay, to the Executrix, Leanne Marcus Rauhecker or John P. Sanderson, Attorney for the Estate - One Terrace Drive, Olyphant, PA 18447. John P. Sanderson, Esquire The Sanderson Law Firm ESTATE NOTICE IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN HYNAK, LATE OF THE CITY OF SCRANTON, COUNTY OF LACKAWANNA AND STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA: (DIED May 5, 2011) LETTERS TESTAMENTARY in the above estate having been granted, all persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent should make them known and present them, and all persons indebted to the decedent shall make payment thereof without delay to JOHN . HYNAK, Executor, or to KELLEHER & KELLEHER, 800 Oak Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 18508.

ESTATE NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that letters Testamentary have been granted in the Estate of Joseph F. Zadjura, Deceased, late of Dunmore, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, 18512 who died on March 29, 2011. All persons indebted to the Estate are requested to make payment, and those having claims or demands are to present same, without delay, to the Executrix, Irene Mezick or John P. Sanderson, Attorney for the Estate, One Terrace Drive, Olyphant, PA 18447 John P. Sanderson, Esquire The Sanderson Law Firm FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Good Shepherd Youth & Family Services of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 1327 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509 has filed with the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on May 11, 2011 an application for registration of the Ficticious Name, “Lourdesmont” The principal place of business is located at 1327 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509 P. Timothy Kelly, Esq

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ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Mary Semon, late of Dalton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania (died March 9, 2011), Letters of Administration having been granted to Elizabeth S. Bonczar and Joseph R. Semon. All persons knowing themselves to be indebted to said estate will make payment immediately, and those having claims will present them for settlement to Elizabeth S. Bonczar, Administratrix, 240 Vassar Ave, Clarks Green, PA 18411 or to Joseph R. Semon, Administrator, P.O. Box 686, Dalton, PA 18414. ESTATE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary have been granted in the Estate of WILLIAM MOORE, late of 519 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant, Pa., 18447, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania (died April 26, 2011). All persons indebted to the Estate are requested to make payment, and those having claims or demands are to present same, without delay, to the Executor, Holly Jacobeno, or to Stanley W. Kennedy, Attorney for the Estate, 521 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant, Pa. 18447

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BMW ‘02 M3

FORD ‘02 MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE Red with black top.


6,500 miles. One Owner. Excellent Condition. $18,500 570-760-5833

Full size 4 wheel drive trucks


for heavy equipment, backhoes, dump trucks, bull dozers HAPPY TRAILS TRUCK SALES 570-760-2035 542-2277 6am to 8pm

Convertible. SMG equipped. Brand new wheels & tires. All service records. Navigation, Harmon Kardon, 6 disc changer, back up sensors, xenons, heated seats, Only 77,000 miles, Fully Loaded $19,999 (570) 301-7221 advertisinguy

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Attorney Services

Free Bankruptcy Consultation Payment plans. Carol Baltimore 570-822-1959


for all legal matters Attorney Ron Wilson 570-822-2345 SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY Free Consultation. Contact Atty. Sherry Dalessandro 570-823-9006


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Autos under $5000


94,000 miles, automatic, front wheel drive, 4 door, air conditioning, air bags, all power, cruise control, leather interior, $3,300. 570-394-9004

DODGE `95 NEON Nicely Equipped!

Automatic, white 2 door. Only $999 (570) 301-7221 advertisinguy

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ACURA `08 RDX Good Condition. 53,000 miles. AWD, Full Power, AM/FM, CD Changer, Blue Tooth, XM Radio, Leather Interior & Sunroof $20,000 (570) 814-8398

Call after 9:30 a.m.


2002 BMW 745i

The Flagship of the Fleet New - $87,000 Midnight Emerald with beige leather interior. 61K miles. Mint condition. Loaded. Garage Kept. Navigation Stunning, Must Sell! $20,000 $18,600

‘26 FORD MODEL T Panel Delivery

100 point Concours quality restoration. Red with black fenders. Never Driven. 0 miles on restoration. RARE! $40,000 $38,000 $36,500

BMW `07 328xi Black with black

interior. Heated seats. Back up & navigation systems. New tires & brakes. Sunroof. Garage kept. Many extras! 46,000 Miles. Asking $19,500. 570-825-8888 or 626-297-0155 Call Anytime!


AWD, 6 cylinder, Silver, 52,600 miles, sunroof, heated seats, Bose sound system, 6 CD changer, satellite radio, Onstar, parking assist, remote keyless entry, electronic keyless ignition, & more! $17,000 570-881-2775

Blue, 5 speed manual, CD, Air, factory alarm, power windows & locks. 38K. $7,500 negotiable. Call 570-540-6236


Sports Coupe. Black with slate leather. Original owner. 69K miles. Fully equipped with navigation, sunroof, etc. Always maintained by Infiniti dealer. Very nice. $15,750. 570-339-1552 After 4pm

MAZDA `04 RX-8 Hunter Green, 80,000 miles. New brakes & rotors. New alignment. Two new rear tires. No accidents.

PRICE REDUCED $8,000 or best offer. For more information, call (570) 332-4213


Convertible. Low mileage. Hard top included. Leather interior. Excellent condition, fully loaded. $9,000 Call 619-884-2266 or 570-696-1271

MERCEDES-BENZ `01 C-240 Loaded, automatic,

tion. $130,000 invested. 6.0 Vortec engine. 300 miles on restoration. Custom paint by Foose Automotive. Power windows, a/c, and much more! Gorgeous Automobile! $75,000 $71,000 $69,900

From an Exotic, Private Collection


Silver beauty, 1 Owner, Museum quality. 4,900 miles, 6 speed. All possible options including Navigation, Power top. New, paid $62,000 Must sell $45,900 570-299-9370

CHRYSLER `02 PT CRUISER Inferno Red, flame

design. Chrome wheels. 47,000 miles, one owner. Looks and runs great. New inspection. $5,800 Call (570) 472-1854




56K Original Miles. Radiant Red. Mint condition, new paint, automatic, new battery, tune up, brakes, top. $3,900 OBO (347) 452-3650 (In Mountain Top)



Light green, 18,000 miles, loaded, leather, wood trim, $24,000. 570-222-4960 leave message

FORD `04 MUSTANG Mach I, 40th

ANNIVERSARY EDITION V8, Auto, 1,300 miles, all options, show room condition. Call for info. Asking $24,995 Serious inquiries only. 570-636-3151

FORD `07 MUSTANG 63,000 highway

miles, silver, runs great, $11,500. negotiable. 570-479-2482

CADILLAC `80 COUPE DEVILLE Excellent condition, $3,000 located in Hazleton. 570-454-1945 or 561-573-4114


Two door hard top. 307 Motor. Needs work. Comes with additional 400 small block & many parts. $3,500. Serious inquires only. (570) 836-2574

CHEVROLET `76 PICKUP Very Good Condition! Low miles! $7500. FIRM 570-905-7389 Ask for Lee


Any Condition! Courteous, Fast Professional Buyer. Licensed & Bonded 1-800-850-3656


STATION WAGON V8, automatic, 8 passenger, 3rd seat, good condition, 2nd owner. $9,500. 570-579-3517

AC, heated leather seats, 4 door. $4,700 Call 570-388-6535

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77K highway miles, Excellent condition, dealer serviced. Sun roof, heated seats. $15,500. Call 570-288-3916

Mustang Coupe. Pearl white, pony interior. Pristine condition. 26K miles. $17,000 or best offer. (570) 817-6768

1954 MERCURY MONTEREY MERCEDES-BENZ `05 WOODY WAGON 240C 100 point restora4Matic, V6 - Gray,

Near Wegman’s 570-822-7359

07 Impala LS $8,995 09JEEP PATRIOT $12,995 08Taurus SEL $12,495 08 RAM 1500 $12,495 04 BLAZER 4X4 $7,995 07 FORNEZA, 31K $7,995 Full Notary Service Tags & Title Transfers


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MERCEDES-BENZ `95 SL 500 Convertible, with removable hard top, dark Blue, camel interior, Summer Driving Only, Garage Kept. Very Good Condition, No Accidents. Classy Car. Price Reduced! $13,995 or trade for SUV or other. 570-388-6669


Clubman. Black & White. Sunroof. 30K miles. Leather interior, fully loaded. 6 speed. Excellent condition. 40 MPG. $19,950. Or best offer. Call 570-262-8811

PONTIAC ‘69 FIREBIRD 400 CONVERTIBLE Blue/white top & white interior. Recent documented frame-off restoration. Over $31,000 invested. will sell $21,500. 570-335-3127

PORSCHE `02 BOXSTER S Great convertible,

black top, 6 speed manual transmission, carbon fiber dash, leather interior, front & rear trunk, fast & agile. $18,000 or best offer. Call 570-262-2478


T-top, 5 speed. AM/FM/CD, AC, power antenna. New tires. No rust. Great condition.


(570) 708-0269 after 6:00PM


Blue. AM/FM cassette. Air. Automatic. Power roof, windows, locks & doors. Boot cover for top. 22k. Excellent condition. Garage kept. Reduced $14,000 570-822-1976 Leave Message

VOLVO `01 XC70

All wheel drive, 46,000 miles, burgundy with tan leather, complete dealer service history, 1 owner, detailed, garage kept, estate. $9,100. 570-840-3981

FORD `66

LINCOLN `88 TOWN CAR 61,000 original

miles, garage kept, triple black, leather interior, carriage roof, factory wire wheels, loaded, excellent condition. $5,500. Call Mike 570-237-7660


1 owner, garage kept, 65k original miles, black with grey leather interior, all original & never seen snow. $8,900. Call 570-237-5119


SOLID CAR! Interior perfect, exterior very good. Runs great! New tires, 68K original miles. $5,500 FIRM. 570-905-7389 Ask for Lee


Boats & Marinas

ALUMACRAFT DEEP V, 12’, dilly trailer, 2 trolling motors, marine battery, oars, vests, boat cover, anchors. $800. 825-3955


Fiberglass boat with trailer. Outboard propulsion. Includes: 2 motors Erinmade, “Lark II series”




Commercial Trucks & Equipment

CHEVY ‘08 3500 HD DUMP TRUCK 2WD, automatic.

Only 12,000 miles. Vehicle in like new condition. $19,000. 570-288-4322

FORD ‘99 E350 BUCKET VAN Triton V8. 2 speed

boom; 92,000miles; $9999 or best price. Great condition. Call 570-675-3384 or 570574-7002




A MUST SEE! Custom Paint. Only driven under 10 miles!! Comes with remaining warranty. Asking $8,600 or best offer. For info, call 570-864-2543 or 215-379-1375

HSoft ARLEY DAVIDSON ‘80 riding FLH. King of the Highway! Mint original unrestored antique show winner. Factory spot lights, wide white tires, biggest Harley built. Only 28,000 original miles! Never needs inspection, permanent registration. $8,500 570-905-9348


250 automatic. Gun metal gray. MP3 player. $3,000. Great first motorcycle. 570-696-1156


Floorboards,V&H Pipes, White walls,Garage Kept. 6K Miles $5,200 (570) 430-0357

MERCEDES-BENZ `73 450SL with YAMAHA `04 V-STAR Convertible 1100 Custom. 5800

removable hard top, power windows, AM /FM radio with cassette player, CD player, automatic, 4 new tires. Champagne exterior; Italian red leather interior inside. Garage kept, excellent condition. $31,000. Call 825-6272


REDUCED!! This model only produced in 1967 & 1968. All original 45,000 miles, Color Burgundy, cloth & vinyl interior, 350 rocket engine, 2nd owner. Fender skirts, always garaged. Trophy winner at shows. Serious inquiries only, $7,500. 570-690-0727


Berkshire Green, Originally purchased at Bradley-Lawless in Scranton. Car was last seen in Abington-Scranton area. Finder’s fee paid if car is found and purchased. Call John with any info (570) 760-3440

miles, light bar, cobra exhaust, windshield, many extras, must sell. $4,900. Call 570-301-3433


Matted black finish. Mint condition. New tires, inspected, fully serviced & ready to ride. Windshield & sissy bar. Low miles & garage kept. $4800. or best offer. 570-762-5158

YAMAHA` 08 R1 BEAUTIFUL BIKE Perfect condition.

3700 miles, new rear tire, undertail kit, cover. Price negotiable $7,600 570-852-9072

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Travel Trailer. 29’, mint condition, 1 slide out a/c-heat. Stove, microwave, fridge, shower inside & out. Many more extras. Reduced. $13,500. Call 570-842-6735


22 ft. 3 rear bunks, center bathroom, kitchen, sofa bed. Air, Fully self contained. Sleeps 6. New tires, fridge awning. $4500. 215-322-9845


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Brand new 2010 tandem axle, 4 wheel electric brakes, 20’ long total, 7 x 16 wood deck, fold up ramps with knees, removable fenders for oversized loads, powder coat paint for rust protection, 2 5/16 hitch coupler, tongue jack, side pockets, brake away switch, battery, 7 pole RV plugs, title & more!! Priced for quick sale. $2,995 386-334-7448 Wilkes-Barre


Super Lite Fifth Wheel. LCD/DVD flat screen TV, fireplace, heated mattress, ceiling fan, Hide-a-Bed sofa, outside speakers & grill, 2 sliders, aluminum wheels, water purifier, awning, microwave oven, tinted safety glass windows, raised panel fridge & many accessories & options. Excellent condition, $22,500. 570-868-6986

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Rear queen master bedroom, Walk thru bathroom. Center kitchen + dinette bed. Front extra large living room + sofa bed. Big View windows. Air, awning, sleeps 6, very clean, will deliver. Located in Benton, Pa. $4,900. 215-694-7497


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


AWD, Fully loaded, 1 owner, 20,000 miles. Small 6 cylinder. New tires. Like new, inside & out. $14,900. Call (570) 540-0975



Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


Custom Van. 67K miles. Interior has oak wood trim, carpeting, storage areas, TV, rear seat convertible to double bed, curtains. Seats 7. Power windows & seats. Custom lighting on ceiling. New exhaust system. New rear tires. Recently inspected. Excellent condition. $4,200 or best offer. Call 570-655-0530

Loaded. Low miles. Excellent condition.




miles. Well equipped. Includes On-Star, tow package, roof rack, running boards, remote starter, extended warranty. $16,000 (570) 825-7251


16,000 miles, automatic, all-wheel drive, 4 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, cruise control, AM/FM radio, Sirius radio, On-Star, cassette player, CD player, keyless entry, rear defroster, rear windshield wiper, tinted windows. REDUCED PRICE $16,500. (570) 954-9333 Call after 9:00 a.m.


LT (premium package), 3.4L, 47,000 miles. All wheel drive, power moonroof, windows, locks & seats. Leather interior, 6 cd changer, rear folding seats, keyless entry, onstar, roof rack, running boards, garage kept. $14,750. 570-362-1910

DODGE `05 GRAND CARAVAN Tan 54,000 miles,

excellent condition. $7,999. 570-817-9644t

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

FORD `99 E250

Wheelchair Van 78,250 miles. Fully serviced, new battery, tires & rods. Seats 6 or 3 wheelchairs. Braun Millennium lift with remote. Walk up door. Front & rear A/C. Power locks & windows. Excellent condition. $7,500. 570-237-6375

DODGE `10 GRAND CARAVAN Only 17k miles.


Fully loaded. Excellent condition. Factory & extended warranty. $17,995 (570) 690-2806

Champagne exterior, leather interior, power windows & locks, 4 wheel drive. $4,850. Call for condition and known issues. 570-362-4080

DODGE `94 DAKOTA with cap. 1 owner,

garage kept, very good condition. Many extras including lift & back seat. 29 MPG gas. $4,000 or best offer (570) 868-0944




82,000 miles, automatic, chrome step up and mirrors & leather interior. Good Condition. Drums Area. $4,500 401-524-9763

FORD `03 EXPLORER Low mileage,

63,500 miles, automatic, all-wheel drive, 4 door, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, power seats, all power, cruise control, AM/FM radio, CD changer, keyless entry, leather interior, sun/ moon roof, rear defroster, rear windshield wiper, tinted windows. $12,500. (570) 362-0938

FORD `04 EXPLORER SUV, V6, 4x4, auto-

matic, 85,000 miles Black Beauty. Garage kept. Must sell. $8,700 (570) 883-2754

FORD `04 FREESTAR Automatic, front



wheel drive, 4 door, anti-lock brakes, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, power seats, cruise control, AM/FM radio, CD player, rear defroster, rear windshield wiper, tinted windows, new starter, just inspected, $3,900. 570-594-4992. Call after 4:30 p.m.

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FORD `06 EXPLORER 78,400 miles, auto-

matic, four wheel drive, 4 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, power seats, cruise control, AM/ FM radio, CD changer, DVD player, keyless entry, leather interior, moon roof, rear defroster, rear windshield wiper. $16,000 (570) 954-5462 Call after 9 a.m.


Special Edition. Maroon, Fully loaded. Leather seats. TV/DVD, navigation, sun roof plus many other extras. 3rd seat . Only 1,900 Miles. Brand New. Asking $37,000 (570) 328-0850

HYUNDAI `05 TUCSON 61,000 miles, auto-

matic, four wheel drive, 4 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, cruise control, AM/FM radio, cassette player, CD player, keyless entry, sun/ moon roof, rear defroster, rear windshield wiper, new towing package, auto start. $10,000 (570) 762-4543


Refurbished, rebuilt engine, transmission replaced. Rear-end removed and relubed. Brand new 10’ dump. PA state inspected. $12,900/best offer. 570-594-1496


78,500 miles, 6 cylinder automatic, hard & soft tops. Well maintained. Many new parts. Adult driven only. Kelly Blue Book $10,400, Asking $8,400. 570-704-8730


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

JEEP `07 WRANGLER X 4x4, stick shift, soft

top. Red exterior, well maintained, garage kept. 11,500 miles, one owner. AC, CD player, cruise control. Tow package with cargo carrier. Excellent condition. $18,700 Call 570-822-9680

MITSUBISHI `95 MONTERO SR 4WD 177,102 miles, auto-

matic, four wheel drive, 4 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, power seats, cruise control, AM/FM radio, cassette player, CD changer, leather interior, sun roof, rear defroster, rear windshield wiper, new Passed inspection, new battery. $2,500 (570) 868-1100 Call after 2:00 p.m.

SUZUKI `07 XL-7 56,000 miles,

automatic, all-wheel drive, 4 door, air conditioning, all power, CD player, leather interior, tinted windows, custom wheels, $13,000 Call 570-829-8753 Before 5:00 p.m.


Automatic, V6, TRD, Sport Package, 4x4, 45K miles, Excellent condition. $18,900 (973) 906-9311


FREIGHTLINER ’97 MIDROOF 475 CAT & 10 speed transmission. $12,000 FREIGHTLINER ’99 CONDO 430 Detroit, Super 10 transmission. Asking $15,000. ‘88 FRUEHAUF 45’ with sides. All aluminum, spread axle. $6,500.

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International-Prices starting at $2,295. Box Truck, Cab & Chassis available. Call U-haul 570-822-5536


Triple black, economical 6 cylinder. 4x4 select drive. CD, remote door opener, power windows & locks, cruise, tilt wheel. 108k highway miles. Garage kept. Super clean inside and out. No rust. Sale price $6,895. Scranton. 570-466-2771

Auto Accessories

WHEEL COVERS `70’S spoked stainless steel wheel covers. Set of four 14” from Chrysler. excellent condition $60. set. 868-6327

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Auto Parts

$300 and Up $125 extra if driven, pulled or pushed in. NOBODY Pays More

Sell it in The Times Leader Classified section.


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Accounting/ Finance

Call 829-7130 to place an ad. ONLY ONL NLY ONE N LE LEA L LEADER. E DER D .

1-2 days per week. Duties include cleaning, errands, & laundry in our Plains home. Experienced. References required Send resume to PO Box 1676 Plains, PA 18705


OFFICE POSITION Nardone Brothers Bakery is currently accepting resumes for our office located in the Hanover Industrial Park for General Office help specifically in the


The successful candidate should have experience in working in a fast paced office setting. The candidate should be able to multi task and have experience in all phases of the accounts receivable process. In addition to this the candidate should also have experience in processing transactions, handling incoming phone calls, and interacting with our customers on a daily basis. Experience using Microsoft applications such as Excel and Word are necessary. This is a permanent full time position with the starting salary beginning at $10.00 per hour. Benefit package also sup plied. For immediate consideration please forward a current resume to: John Surdy Controller Nardone Brothers Bakery Inc. 420 New Commerce Blvd Wilkes Barre, PA 18706

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Part Time Customer Service office position requiring strong organizational and multitasking skills. A strong attention to detail, extensive data entry, & a good phone personality are required. General hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am– 2:00pm but candidates must be flexible enough to cover for vacations & business meetings. Starting wage will reflect experience. Apply at Leggett & Platt Inc. 1655 Sans Souci Parkway, WilkesBarre, PA 18706. (570) 824-6622 Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer

Education/ Training

MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL Applications are being accepted for two (2) Middle School Assistant Principal positions in the Hazleton Area School District. The positions are fulltime, 12 month permanent positions in grades K to 8. Pennsylvania Elementary or Principal K – 12 certification is required, along with 10 years of successful teaching experience. Candidates must have knowledge of PA Academic Standards and datadriven instruction, teacher supervision and evaluation, student assessment and discipline and strong interpersonal skills. Experience working with a diverse student population is preferred. Applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, standard application, copies of certificate and Act 34, 151 and 114 clearances along with three (3) recommendation letters to Mr. Samuel A. Marolo, Superintendent, Hazleton Area School District, 1515 West 23rd Street, Hazleton, PA 18202. Deadline for applications is Friday, June 24, 2011. HASD is an EOE







Janitorial/ Cleaning


2 storage trailers. 570-814-4790

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studio seeking to enhance staff. Instructors wanted who specialize in guitar, violin/strings, voice, piano and bass. Music degree preferred/5 years (minimum) teaching experience required. Apply to: or CICC, PO Box 103 Tunkhannock, PA 18657

Part Time (5-9 days bi-weekly) with benefits Perform day-to-day housekeeping and cleaning functions in a long term care facility. Must be willing to work every other weekend and every other holiday. Individualized orientation program. Competitive starting rates Vacation, Holiday and Personal Days Tuition Reimbursement Health insurance and Pension Plan Child Day Care on premises Apply on line at: https://home.eease. com/recruit/ ?id=549522 or Email – Meadowshr@ Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 55 West Center Hill Road Dallas PA 18612 e.o.e.


Logistics/ Transportation


Gas field/landscape drivers plus some hands on labor required. Operate dump trucks and load equipment on lowboy. Deliver to job site. Must operate skid steer excavator, hydro-seed truck, etc. Will plow in winter. Must have clean driving record and pass drug test. Call Harvis Interview Service @ 542-5330. Leave message. Will send an application. Or forward resume: varsity.harvis@ Employer is Varsity, Inc. No walk-ins. EOE


Looking for the right deal on an automobile? Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions! DRIVER Experienced OTR Drivers. Up to $3000 BONUS call for details. Up to $.50 per mile. Regional Lanes/ Home Weekly 888463-3962. 6 Mo. OTR Exp. & Current CDL www. usatruck .jobs. eoe m/f/h/v DRIVERS EARN UP TO $2.00/MILE. save up to $.32 gallon with our fuel discount network! Small fleet owners or owner operators needed for OTR flatbed. 866-970-2778 DRIVERS Lots of refrigerated freight with steady miles, daily or weekly pay. Late model or 2012 tractors. CDL-A with 6 months OTR experience 800-414-9569 Option 2. www. DRIVERS Pyle Transport needs owner operators! Regional truckload operations HOME EVERY WEEKEND!. No endorsements required. Average $1.70/mile. Steady, year round work. Requires CDL-A, 2 years experience 888-301-5855 DRIVERS Reefer Specialized carrier needs Owner Operators with CDL-A HazMat, OTR routes, per mile pay rate, equipment 2005 or newer. Reefer experience. Needed. 866-5159505 DRIVERS SHAFFER TRUCKING PAY INCREASE! .42.45/mile starting driver pay! Dedicated opportunities, home weekly fleets. Top CSA scores. call 800-669-0322 or apply online at www.ShafferJobs.c om DRIVERS START A NEW CAREER! 100% paid CDL training. no experience required. Recent grads or experienced drivers. Sign on bonus. CRST expedited 800-3262778 DRIVERS. Earn the Paycheck You Deserve with our High Miles and Outstanding Starting Pay! 2-day orientation. Excellent benefits & equipment. $500 Sign-On for Flatbed. CDL-A, 6 mo. OTR. 888-801-5295 DRIVERS: CDL-A Drivers Needed! OTR, Regional & dedicated runs. Up to $.50 per mile! Class A-CDL & Hazmat required. 800-942-2104 Ext. 238 or 243




People to share their lives with a child. Especially families with medical knowledge. Be a foster parent. FCCY 800-747-3807 eoe AIRLINES ARE HIRING! Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Car eer. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenan ce. 888-834-9715


Sales/Retail/ Business Development

HAZLETON/ LUZERNE COUNTY SALES REPRESENTATIVE NEPA’s largest circulated print publication is looking for an experienced Sales Representative to work in Hazleton and Luzerne County. Qualified individual will have at least two years outside business to business sales experience, will call on existing customers as well as securing new business. A sales assistant will assist in securing confirmed appointments but COLD CALLING IS REQUIRED! Position is $1,000.00 per month salary plus 20% commission. Benefits include health insurance, fitness membership & paid vacation. Please submit your resume to:


culated print publication is looking for an experienced Sales Representative to work in Honesdale and Lackawanna County. Qualified individual will have at least two years outside business to business sales experience, will call on existing customers as well as securing new business. A sales assistant will assist in securing confirmed appointments but COLD CALLING IS REQUIRED! Position is $1,000.00 per month salary plus 20% commission. Benefits include health insurance, fitness membership & paid vacation. Please submit your resume to

600 FINANCIAL 630 Money To Loan “We can erase your bad credit 100% GUARANTEED.” Attorneys for the Federal Trade Commission say they’ve never seen a legitimate credit repair operation. No one can legally remove accurate and timely information from your credit report. It’s a process that starts with you and involves time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Learn about managing credit and debt at ftc. gov/credit. A message from The Times Leader and the FTC.


Air Conditioners

AIR CONDITIONER! Haier 8000 BTU. Works perfect! Used for only 2 months last summer. Comes with remote. $125. 570-237-6001


Antiques & Collectibles

COLLECTIBLE Seagram’s Mirror( great condition) 1908 Stanley Cup $50. or best offer. Call Mark at 570-301-3484 or Allison at 631-6635 COMIC BOOKS Gen 13-1, X-files, Spiderman & many others, $1 each. 570-829-2411 NEON SIGN - Electric, Camel sign, 30 years old, $150. 570-829-2411


Antiques & Collectibles

PHONOGRAPH: Realistic with 8 track and speakers. Includes records & tapes. $30 570-735-6167

Job Seekers are looking here! Where's your ad? 570-829-7130 and ask for an employment specialist RECORDS - LP’S, 78’S, 45’S From 40’S, 50’S, 60’S & 70’S. $1 each. (570) 829-2411 RECORDS: a variety of old 78 records albums. $30. or best offer. 570-333-5263 WASHINGTON QUARTERS 1934-D, 1938-P-1940-D $55. 570-287-4135 YEARBOOKS: Coughlin H.S. 1926, 1928, 1932, 1937, 1940, 1961, 1963, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1949. G.A.R. H.S. 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1945, 1946, 1951, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1980, 1985, 2005, 2006. Meyers H.S. 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1960, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977. Kingston H.S. 1938, 1939, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1949. Plymouth H.S. 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1938, 1943, 1944, 1959, 1960. Hanover H.S. 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1960. West Pittston H.S. Annual 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1931, 1932, 1959. Luzerne H.S. 1951, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1959. Berwick H.S. 1952, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1967, 1968, 1969 ,1970. Lehman H.S. 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980. Nanticoke Area H.S. 1976, 2008. Dallas H.S. 1966, 1967, 1968. Bishop Hoban H.S. 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975. West Side Central Catholic H.S. 1965 1974, 1980, 1981. Westmoreland H.S. 1952, 1953 - 1954 G.A.R. H.S. 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976 Pittston H.S. 1936, 1951, 1954, 1963 Pittston Hospital School of Nursing, J.O.Y. of 1957, 1959 West Pittston H.S. 1950, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1960 Hazleton H.S. 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964 Hazle Twp H.S. 1951, 1952 570-825-4721



DISHWASHER: Whirlpool built-in. White , 6 months old, like brand new. Many features. $350. Frigidaire microwave oven (above range). White, uses standard outlet. $75. 570-696-4204 MICROWAVE over the range GE Spacemaker, white $25. 570-696-4020 WASHER & electric dryer, Kenmore, less than one year old! Excellent Condition! Moving. Call for details. $400. 570-287-0148 WASHER/GAS DRYER Maytag, very good condition. $275. for both $150. each. 570-814-7485


Baby Items

BABY ITEMS: Newborn swing $50. Childcraft crib $75. Childcraft oak 4 drawer chest $100. Oak dresser combo changing table $100. Newborn-12 month clothing - girl $5. each. Toddler bumper for bed. $10. 570-825-0569


Building Materials

BATHROOM SINK SET: Gerber white porcelain bathroom sink with mirror and medicine cabinet. Matching set. $80. 570-331-8183 BAY WINDOW Anderson center Bay Window. $100. 570-825-5847 SINK TOP 37”X22”, Opal, NEW $25. 570-675-3328


Cemetery Plots/Lots


May be Separated Rose Lawn Section $450 each 570-654-1596 ST. NICHOLAS’ CEMETERY, SHAVERTOWN 6 Plots. Can be divided. Near Entrance. $550 each. Call 570-675-9991



COAT - Ladies Black Persian Lamb with fur on collar. $50. 570-313-5213 PURSES (2) Vera Bradley assorted purses $15. each. 570-693-2612 VINTAGE SLIPS $1.00 (30) Call 823-4941


Computer Equipment & Software

SCANNER: Cannon F916000 $25 570-331-0815


Exercise Equipment

EXERCISE BENCH: dumbbell exercise bench for sale. Very sturdy and thick all around, like new. $30. Call Eric 609-433-5660 (Wilkes-Barre) WEIGHT BENCH with 80 lbs plastic weights with bar and preacher attachment. $50. 570-371-3367



FIREWOOD, 5 truckloads. Cut, must be split. Poplar and Maple. $75. (570) 388-2388


Furniture & Accessories

ASSORTED FURNITURE: 2 end tables, glass on black metallic frame. $20; Black leather living room chair. Great condition. $20; Kitchen or backyard solit wood table with green metallic frame $15; Futon in decent shape. Can be used as sofa or bed. Can include cushion if wanted $25; Twin size portable bed frame. Folds up and rolls anywhere. $39. Eric 609-433-5660 (Wilkes-Barre) CEDAR CHEST $130. LIQUOR CHEST made from wood antique radio cabinet, 2 doors 5’ high $60. Antique toy carpet loom, wooded 2’x1’x1’ $30. 570-639-2780 CHAIR small overstuffed parlor or bedroom chair, pink & white stripe, good condition $10. China breakfront, 4 door $400. 3 pink banquet tablecloths 1 white banquet table cloth, 4 matching napkins $5. all. 570-675-0920


Furniture & Accessories

COUCH & Loveseat, light beige with blue & pink stripe, matching pillows, excellent condition. $375. TABLE - 41” round white top with wood trim, 4 chairs, yellow seats, wicker like, excellent condition $300. ENTERTAINMENT Unit, oak with glass doors, shelves & drawer. $75. (570) 287-2610

DINETTE/KITCHEN SET rattan 5 piece. 42” round tile top table + 4 swivel arm chairs, padded seats. Very well made, excellent condition. Delivery possible asking $125. 868-6327 KITCHEN SET. Wood, oval, brown table, good shape. $75. 570-970-6651 LAMPS (2) grey metal & black. $25 each. 570-740-1246 PATIO PICNIC TABLE: 6 chairs. Table is light green chairs are dark green $125.00. 570-288-5628 PATIO SET - 36 in. diameter table and 4 chairs, wooden, foldable. Like New. $50. 570-824-0591 PATIO SET - Sage green 3 piece patio bar set - has 2 swivel stools. Very good condition. $125 FUTON - Oak with futon cover. Excellent condition. $150 (570) 868-0220 Recliners - Two. Good working condition. Great for a basement area, rec room or cottage. FREE 570-970-0372

752 Landscaping & Gardening FREE DIRT FILL WITH ROCK. Just come and pick it up. Hard to find rich black soil. Screen or rake it to make top soil. 1,000’s of triaxial truck loads available. 189 Foote Avenue, Duryea 570-457-6610 LAWN MOWER: Craftsman, rear bag, high rear wheels, excellent condition $135. 570-822-4251 LAWN TRACTOR $550. Craftsman 42” 18 H.P. New blades, excellent condition. 472-3888 LAWNMOWER, Craftsman, electric start 875 Series. 21” cut EZ walk, vary speed, asking $175. 570-855-8764 RIDING MOWER Scott’s 42” cut, 17hp, engine runs but needs work. $400 or best offer. 570-855-0390


Medical Equipment

POWER CHAIR Jazzy Select, $500 570-829-2411

758 Miscellaneous AIR CONDITIONER Kenmore 8,000 BTU with remote. $80. 570-885-2222 BARREL, wooden. 53 gallon. Excellent condition $195. 570-876-3830 BEDLINER: 89 Chevy S10 truck bedliner, standard cab $30. 2000 Chevy Cavalier LS rear trunk spoiler, black $10. Four barrel carb running from Chevy motor $50. 3 suitcases in excellent shape $40. 570-740-1246

BABY TOYS, $15. tODDLER TOYS $15. GRACO CAR SEAT $20. 570-868-0481

COFFEE TABLE, vintage 1950’s/1960’s , blonde wood finish, rectangular, 36”L x 20”W x 16”H, excellent $30. MIRROR, Victoria style, elegant with burnished gold gilding, measures 38” L x 30” W, excellent condition, $40 call 709-3146

DRESSING TABLE Jenny Lind $10. Baby toys from $1. 570-331-0815

DESK brown, very sturdy, 2 drawers, excellent condition, $40. 570-472-1646

STROLLER excellent condition with basket, hood & cup holder. $15. 570-472-1646

FUTON Cost $600. Will sell for $250. 570-235-1389

CEDAR CHEST, $75, Floor Lamp, $25, Pine shelf $5. Swag, grapes & wine bottles $5. 570-693-2612




Logistics/ Transportation

Logistics/ Transportation

BRIDAL ITEMS wedding gown size 14 beaded & sequence bodice & train $65. Wedding candle with tea light insert $3. Size 7 flower girl dress $35 matching accessories $10. 570-331-0815

Logistics/ Transportation

Growth Creates Opportunity...Start A New Career! HIRING EXPERIENCED FORKLIFT OPERATORS AND PRODUCTION WORKERS ALL SHIFTS XLC Services, LLC (Logistics) is seeking experienced forklift operators & Inexperienced candidates with great employment history to work at their Mehoopany, PA location. The following skills are necessary for these positions: • High School Diploma/GED • Computer Skills • Valid Driver’s License • Criminal Background Check • Pass Pre-employment Drug Screen & Physical • Part-time position for experienced driver only. All full-time positions come with the following benefits: medical, 8 paid holidays, 401k after 1 year, and paid vacation. Pay increase based on skill development.

Every Tuesday & Thursday in June

at The Dept. Of Agriculture Building Rt. 92 South Tunkhannock from 9am to 3:30pm

Interested Applicants can Apply Online! or Call 888-382-4078


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AU1079- Pwr. Heated Leather Seats, ABS, Parking Sensors, Keyless Entry Cruise, Traction Control, Dual Zone Climate Control


CD, ABS, Keyless Entry, Parking Sensors, Satellite Radio, Heated Mirrors, Traction Control, Cruise, Memory Seat, Climate Control


AU1045- Reverse Camera, Running Boards, Navigation System, Parking Sensors, Video Sys., Touch Screen, 3rd Row Seat, Premium Wheels, Power Liftgate, Pwr. Leather Heat/ Cool Front Seats, Premium Sound, 6 Disc CD, ABS,Keyless Entry, Tow Pkg., Moonroof, Roof Rack, Rear A/C, DVD Player, Pwr. Adjustable Pedals, Cruise


Most with Moonroof, Memory Seat, Navigation System, 6 Disc CD, Satellite Radio, Keyless Entry with Keypad, Parking Sensors, Front AC Seats, Pwr. Liftgate, Premium Wheels




AU1490- Moonroof, Pwr. Heated Leather Seats, Memory Seat, Navigation Sys., 6 Disc CD, Satellite Radio, Running Boards, Pwr. Adjustable Pedals, Parking Sensors


AU1202- Air, Pwr. Seat, Keyless Entry w/Keypad, CD, Leather Seats, Traction Control, ABS



CD, Fog Lights, Cruise,Keyless Entry, Pwr. Leather Seats, Roof Rack, 3rd Row Seat, ABS

AU1670- Pwr. Leather Heated Seats, Moonroof, Keylss Entry, ABS, Rear Defogger, 6 Disc CD, Satellite Radio

Most with CD, Traction Control, Keyless Entry, Tow Pkg., Cruise, Pwr. Leather Heated Seats,Moonroof, Running Boards, 3rd Row Seat, Climate Control

AU1660- Moonroof, Pwr. Leather Front & Rear Heated Seats, 6 Disc CD, Parking Sensors, OnStar, Cruise, ABS

Climate Control, 6 Disc CD, Prem Wheels, Parking Sensors, Pwr. Liftgate, Keyless Entry ,Satellite Radio, Pwr. Leather Heated Seats, Moonroof, Cruise, SYNC

AU1680- Air, Cruise, CD, Keyless Entry, Rear Defogger, ABS

2006 VOLVO S80 2.5T

2007 MILAN

AU1612- Digital Info, Cruise, Rear Defogger, Fog Lights, CD, Heated Mirrors, Pwr. Seat, Keyless Entry

2008 MAZDA3 S GRAND TOURING AU1654- Cruise, CD, Rear Defogger, Moonroof, ABS

63 MOS.

72 MOS.

Control, Heated Seats, Cruise Control, PL, PM, PW


Pwr. Seat, Keyless Entry, Fog Lights, AM/FM/CD, PL, PW


2010 TOYOTA RAV4 4X4

72 MOS.

63 MOS.

AU1615- Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Keyless Entry, AM/FM/CD, Traction Control

2007 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LS 4X4 AU1398- CD, OnStar, ABS, Fog Lights, Keyless Entry, Traction Control, Roof Rack, Rear Wipers, Privacy Glass, Cruise, PDL, PW, PM

2008 MAZDA TRIBUTE 4X4 AU9705- CD, ABS, Keyless Entry, Rear Defogger, Cruise, Roof Rack


STARTING AT AU1531- CD, ABS, Traction



AU1603- Cruise, Keyless Entry, CD, ABS, Pwr. Leather Seats, Moonroof





2005 FORD 500 SE


AU1514- Pwr. Heated Leather Seats, ABS, Cruise, CD, Memory Seat, OnStar, Parking Sensors, Satellite Radio


AU1390- Cruise, Leather, Moonroof, ABS, CD, Rear Defogger, Keyless Entry

08-10 FOCUS SE



AU1613- Cruise Control, Tilt Wheel, AM/FM Radio, Rear Defogger, Pwr. Locks

Most with Air, ABS, Keyless Entry, CD, PW, Pwr. Locks

CD, Rear Wipers, Pwr. Leather Seats, Rear Defogger, Roof Rack


AU1255- Climate Control, Pwr. Leather Heated Seats, Moonroof, Navigation Sys., Reverse Camera, DVD Player, CD

63 MOS.

72 MOS.



Most with Moonroof, Rear AC, Cruise, Pwr. Heated Seats, CD, Roof Rack, Rear Defogger, Keyless Entry, Reverse Camera, DVD Player, Climate Control


2009 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY TOURING VAN AU1577- Air, Pwr. Seat, ABS, Keyless Entry, CD, 3rd Row Seat

2009 TOYOTA TACOMA ACCESS CAB 4X4 AU1299- CD, ABS, Keyless Entry, Cruise, PL, PW, PM

2007 CADILLAC SRX4 AWD 2010 E-350 XLTs AU1042- CD, Satellite Radio, Prem. Sound, ABS, Fog Lights, Keyless Entry, Traction STARTING AT Most with CD, Cruise, ABS, Control, Roof Rack, Pwr. Leather Heated Seats, Moonroof, Cruise, Navigation Sys., Keyless Entry, Running Boards, DVD Player, 3rd Row Seat, OnStar, Climate Traction Control PM, PL, PW TOCHOOSEFROM Control, Prem. Wheels, Touch Screen, Pwr. Liftgate

EXPEDITION LIMITED 4X4 2008 FORD F-150 XLT SUPERCAB 4X4 2007 MAZDA CX-7 GRAND TOURING 2007 AU1114- CD, ABS, Keyless Entry, Traction Control, Tow Pkg., Roof Rack, Rear AC, AU1623- Moonroof, Cruise, Pwr. Leather Seats, Keyless Entry, ABS, Fog Lights, CD

Most with CD, ABS, Keyless Entry, Cruise Control, Tow Pkg., PL, Pwr. Windows

Moonroof, Pwr. Leather Heated/Cooled Seats, Climate Control, Cruise, Navigation Sys., Pwr. Liftgate, Running Boards, 3rd Row Seat, Touch Screen, Parking Sensors


AM/FM/CD, ABS, Keyless Entry, Pwr. Door Locks, Pwr. TO CHOOSE FROM Windows, Cruise Control TO CHOOSE FROM 07-08 EDGE SE/SEL AWD 2008 MILAN PREMIER 18K MILES! Most with Cruise, Privacy Glass, Keyless STARTING AT AU1561- Moonroof, Dual Zone Climate Control, Entry, Traction Control, Side Airbags, Pwr. Heated Leather Seats, Digital Info, SYNC, AU1571- Air, Pwr. Seat, ABS, Moonroof, Keyless Entry with Keypad, 6 Disc CD, Rear Spoiler

AU1642- Air, Cruise, Moonroof, ABS, CD, Security Sys., Keyless Entry, Rear Defogger

6 Disc CD, Fog LIghts, Traction Control, Rear Spoiler, Keyless Entry w/Keypad

AU1585- Moonroof, Pwr. Heat/Cool Leather Seats, DVD Player, Navigation Sys., CD, Reverse Camera, SYNC, Parking Sensors, 3rd Seat, Running Boards, Rear Heated Seats

Some with Parking Sensors, 6 Disc CD, Moonroof, Heated Seats, ABS




AU1584- Air Conditioning, Pwr. Heated Seat, Keyless Entry, AM/FM/CD, Moonroof


AU1277 -Fog Lights, Keyless Entry, Traction Control, Pwr. Seat, Cruise, Sliding Rear Window, ABS, CD



Tax and tags extra. 1.9% Financing is only available on Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles. “BUY FOR” prices are based on 72 month (*66, 63, 60, 48, and 36 months for selected vehicles) with $2,500 down (cash or trade). Photos of vehicles are for illustration purposes only. Coccia Ford is not responsible for any typographical errors. No Security Deposit Necessary. See dealer for details.

CALL NOW 823-8888 1-800-817-FORD Overlooking Mohegan Sun 577 East Main St., Plains

Just Minutes from Scranton or W-B



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758 Miscellaneous

758 Miscellaneous

CANES & WALKING STICKS. NEW BATCH! Different sizes and shapes. Made from the roots of Slippery Maple Trees. Over 20 available at $4 each. 735-2081.

VACUUM Electrolux upright, like new, excellent condition $100. 822-9855

CROCKS two 5 gallon for $15. each. 570-824-6770 DISHES 3 sets, $10 each. CANNING JARS pints & quarts, $1.25 & $1.50 per dozen. About 10 dozens. 823-4941

MetLife Home Loans

FENDER BASSMAN 60 Combo. 15 inch speaker in good condition. $159 Call Rick 283-2552 FIREPLACE: electric fireplace with remote. Height 45” Width 48” white in color, not used. $70. 570-655-3512

Strength... Stability... Service

FOOTBALL BEDDING full size includes bedspread, blanket & drapes, excellent condition. Asking $200. Call Pat 570-262-4582 GLASS DOOR. 4 way glass door for bath tub. $25 570-331-8183 Items in Garage for Sale, $.45-$45. or $900 for all. Moving. 570-735-1589 POLICE SCANNER Radio Shack 200 channel, excellent condition. $75. Firm. 570-371-3367

Luzerne County Lackawanna County Call Tony Luizza Call Tom Burke (570) 574-0750 (570) 961-5174


THE AVENGERS DVD ‘63 boxed set. 6 Classic Episodes with Patrick MacNee and Honor Blackman. $25 Rick 570-283-2552 TOASTER OVEN white, Hamilton Beach $10. 570-472-1646 TOASTER OVEN/ BREAD MAKER combination by Toastmaster, digital control, like new. Originally. $130. asking $35. 570-868-6327


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RELIGIOUS ITEMS Hand made Rosaries, $5. Pope John Paul II Memoriblia. 570-829-2411 SAFE DEPOSIT BOX Yale, 18”x13”. $100. 570-825-5847

Conventional, FHA, VA, and PHFA. Rural Housing loans are available and feature no down payment and the ability of including closing costs with the loan.

TRAILER homemade construction trailer converts to boat trailer holds up to 1 ton $175. 570-825-3955 278451

MetLife Home Loans is Licensed by the PA Dept. of Banking and is a Division of MetLife Bank, N.A.

PUMPS 3 air quality pumps with tripods, environmental $25. OSTER FOOD PROCESSOR great for summer $35. VCR JVC like new with remote $25. 570-740-1392

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LEWITH & FREEMAN real estate, inc.

Clarks Summit / Scranton Office 239 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit (570) 585-0600 (570) 207-6262

WASHER: Whirlpool Duet front load washer. Whirlpool Duet front dryer. Both white, electric. Only 2 years old. Great condition. Water & Energy Saving. $275 Each or both for $550 . or best offer. Call 570-825-7867 WHEELS Toyota Scion 16” steel 5 lug wheels. Total of 4. Brand new. $180 570-287-1642

Say it HERE in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130


Musical Instruments

BASS AMPLIFIER. Bass guitar amplifier, 15watts. very portable, barely even used $35. Casio piano keyboard. 76 keys, multiple sounds & tones, $140. Both excellent condition. 570-824-1114


Office Equipment

PRINTER: Epson workforce 500 printer, new in box 5 features, print/ scan/copy/fax/phot. retail $89 will sell for $35. 819-4951


Photo Equipment

CAMERA Minolta XG-M 35 MM SLR with 50 MM F1.7 lens, owners manual, in original box, excellent condition in Wilkes-Barre $45. 607-565-1726 CAMERAS: Kodak Easy Share Camera with yellow case. 3x optical lens, silver, good condition, screen not scratched, takes 2 double A batteries. $25. Sony CyberShot camera. Pink, 7.2 pixels, good condition with battery charger $60. 570-592-1386 DIGITAL CAMERA HP Photosmart 7.2 MegaPixel w/2Gig Memory. Takes stills and video. Used item sold as is. $49 Call Rick 283-2552


Pools & Spas

POOL 21’ round x 56” deep, new liner, new cover, new pump, new filter complete with deck. $975. or best offer. 570-328-6767 POOL FILTERS Intex, (disposable) $7. each. 696-4020 POOL: above ground, 15ft round 4 years old. Hayward filter. $500. 570-592-3862 VACUUM Hayward Ultra Pool vacuum. Used one season. New $ 500., asking $ 200. 388-6937



Bev Air 2 door refrigerator/ sandwich prep table, Model SP48-12, $1300. For details


SOMERSET TURN OVER MACHINE model SPM45, $500; ALSO, Bunn Pour Over Coffee Machine, Model # STF15, $225 For more info, call





8x12 walk in cooler $2300; 8x8x10 walk in freezer $3800; Pizza oven with stones $2000; Stainless steel kitchen hood $3000; Stainless steel pizza oven hood $4000; bread pan rack $100; 2 soup warmers for $100; 2 door sandwich prep table $500. All equipment is sold as is. For more info, call

Offered by:

Joan Matusiak, REALTOR Lewith & Freeman Real Estate, Inc. Office: (570) 585-0600 Direct Line: (570) 585-0619 Real Value. Real Results.


Stereos/ Accessories

RECORD TURNTABLE Optimus Model Lab1000 semi-automatic belt drive. Little use. $25. cash. 570-868-6327




KITTENS FREE to good home, now 4 weeks, ready June 19. 4 females, 1 male. 570-814-7485



Televisions/ Accessories

TELEVISION: GE. 28” works good, needs remote $90. 570-740-1246 TELEVISIONS: 2 TV’s, color. 19” & 25”. 25” Polaroid works very well, with remote. $20. 609-433-5660 (Wilkes-Barre) TV 19” color with remote, very good $25. Call Bruce 570-655-4815


786 Toys & Games

Call 829-7130

SCOOTER Disney Princess with 3 wheels, age 3 years to 6 years. $10. 570-696-4020

Place your pet ad and provide us your email address

TOY PONY, beautiful plays HI O SILVER cost $199 sacrifice $40. Overland Express battery operated train, 20 racks $25. Easel chalkboard $5. boys small bike $5. 570-675-3328

This will create a seller account online and login information will be emailed to you from “The World of Pets Unleashed”

Stereo/TV/ Electronics

You can then use your account to enhance your online ad. Post up to 6 captioned photos of your pet Expand your text to include more information, include your contact information such as e-mail, address phone number and or website.

STEREO SYSTEM. Sharp stereo system in sleek royal blue &d silver. Features a 5 disc CD changer & remote. Comes with 2 speakers & 1 subwoofer. $80. 570-824-1114

DOG: Loving family dog, Frankie, is looking for a new home. 10 year old miniature doberman pincher. (Weighs about 15 lbs). Very friendly. Free to a good home. Call 570-899-1075

XBOX-360. Guitar hero guitar $10. XBOX 360 cordless racing wheel & pedals $20. 570-693-2612


To place your ad call...829-7130 TV 25” color, remote, good condition. $20 570-472-1646


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SWIMMING POOL: Intex Easy Set Swimming Pool 15’ X 42” used 1 season, in box, ladder, skimmer, pump, hoses, filter, cover, tarp, vacuum / poles, algaecide, cartridge, chlorine, PH, $25 firm. 570-709-1915

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise


Pay Cash for baseball, football, basketball, hockey & non-sports. Sets, singles & wax. 570-212-0398 CASH BUYER for Pre 1980 Comic Books, Toys, Sports, ANYTHING. Will travel to you. Call Brian 800-473-2407

800 PETS & ANIMALS 810


BEAGLE about 1 year old, black & white, brown face loveable, house trained, not neutered, named Oreo. FREE to good home includes about 1 week of food, kennel, toys & bones. 855-9475 CAT & KITTENS FREE! Homes urgently needed. They love people, animals & kids. Will transport. 570-299-7146 CAT: Black Female Longhair, 7 years free to good home. Spayed and vaccinations up to date. 570-864-2602



AKC. Black & Tan Regular & long coat guardianangel $900 each. Call 570-379-2419

Shots Current. $500 - Poms $550 - Shih-Tzus 570-401-1838

Moving, Must Sell. 5 months old. Very smart & loveable. Shots & warmed. No fleas. Hypoallergenic. Paper/Outside trained. A bundle of joy! $400 firm 570-436-5083


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PING PONG TABLE, $50. 570-825-5847 POOL TABLE American Heritage 7’ oak & slate Billiard table with blue cloth, includes wall rack, 4 cues & bridge. Excellent condition, buyer must move $899. 570-474-2206


17 ONEONTA HILL FOR SALE BY OWNER Year Round Home! Spectacular View! Low Taxes!

Lots of off street parking, close to Grotto. Raised ranch with 2 car garage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 bath, living room, kitchen, large porch with lake view & bar. $142,500.


Directions Left @ Grotto @ Stop sign make left, then quick right onto Oneonta Hill, 3rd House on right. CALL Dave @ 570-417-6661




Pet Supplies

DOG CRATE, wire, with plastic tray bottom. 24”x18”. $30. Call 570-814-9574

776 Sporting Goods

GOLF CLUBS Ram, 3 woods, 2-Hybrids, 7 irons, putter, bag $60. 570-655-4815


Small ranch home. 2 bedroom, full basement, new roof. Large carport. Very low utility bills. 1 mile from Route 81. Asking $40,000. Call Nick 570-702-4077




BASKETBALL HOOP; Great condition, asking $90. Call 570-331-8183

20 year old Contemporary in prime location. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, large kitchen, unfinished basement, hardwood floors 1st floor and attached 2 car garage. Total electric. $265,000 (570) 472-9660

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HIMALAYAN PERSIAN KITTENS Shots & Wormed Health guarantee Family raised. $450. (570) 922-1706

BACKBOARD, Basketball, fiberglass with rim and net. $20. WEIGHTLIFTING BARBELL, 60 lbs in weights, incline bench. $25. COTS, two camping cots. $25. 570-824-0591




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Cats - Free to good home. Urgent. All colors - very loveable. Good with people & pets. (570) 460-3539

906 Homes for Sale

Lovely lake living. Welcome to the best of 2 worlds. #1: The amenities of lakefront properties - fishing, boating and a 2 story boat house (one of only 30 on the lake); #2: The serenity and privacy of tiered stone patios and lush gardens surrounding this classic 3,500 sq ft lake home perched high above Pole 306, Lakeside Drive. The views are spectacular from our 5 bedroom home with 2 stone fireplaces & hardwood floors throughout. Call for an appointment. We also welcome realtors. $799,000 570-639-2423

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Restaurant Equipment

Somerset Dough Sheeter, Model CAR-100. Only 1 available. $1,500 Call for more info

WAVERLY Stunning 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath contemporary home in the heart of Waverly. Completely renovated in 2005 - looks brand new! Cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, stone fireplaces. Bring the horses! This scenic property adjoins conservation land. MLS#11-243 KIM 585-0606 Offered At $695,000


The Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Positions Available


RESTORATIVE AID 7-3 Shift, Full Time with benefits

Single family built in 2005. 2.5 baths, two story with attached garage. Oil furnace with central air. 90 x 140 corner lot. Kitchen with center cooking island, dining room, raised ceiling with glass door entry & hardwood floor. Carpeting thru out home. Tiled kitchen and bath. Kitchen appliances included.

906 Homes for Sale


Immaculate 2 story, stone & vinyl. Large lot on cul-de-sac. 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. Detached oversized 2 car garage with loft. Tile, hardwood, granite, central air. laundry/pantry & large family room with built in bar & fireplace on 1st floor. $276,900. 570-288-3256 570-406-2462

912 Lots & Acreage


June 4th! 5 to 14 acre parcels - opening price $24,900! Less than 3 hrs NY City! No closing costs! Prime buildable acreage! Call 888-481-1373 NOW for free info!


New Section in Highland Hills, Charles Place Open! Four 1+ acre lots available. Call 570-498-9244


Lender Owned Land/Farm Buildings - $69,900! Less than 3 hrs NY City. Gorgeous setting, views, stonewalls! FREE CLOSING COSTS! 888-793-7762 for free info packet! www.NewYork

Doyouneedmorespace? A yard or garage sale in classified is the best way tocleanoutyourclosets! You’re in bussiness with classified! NY’S LARGEST SELECTION Land & Camp Packages. New 2 story cabin on River with 5 Acres $79,995. Farmhouse and Barns with 5 Acres $69,995. New Cabin with 8 Acres $32,995. Call 800229-7843. Or Visit www.Landand For Camp Pictures.


38 & 40 Laurel St 2 blocks off River St. 50’W X 100’D. Nice Location. Utilities in place. $12,000 570-829-8529

915 Manufactured Homes


Laurel Run & San Souci Parks, Like new, several to choose from, Financing &Warranty, MobileOne.Sales Call (570)250-2890


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(570) 233-1993

3 rooms, wall to wall carpeting, appliances, coin-op laundry, off street parking, security. No pets. $410/month (570) 655-1606

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Come relax and enjoy great fishing & tranquility at it’s finest. Housekeeping cottages on the water with all the amenities of home. (315) 375-8962


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Part Time and Per Diem CNA’s can apply on line at: * Individualized orientation program. * Competitive starting rates * Vacation, Holiday and Personal Days * Tuition Reimbursement * Health insurance and Pension Plan * Child Day Care on premises Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 55 West Center Hill Road, Dallas PA 18612 Email - e.o.e.


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apartments. Laundry facility. Off street parking available. Starting at $440. 570-332-5723


Apartments/ Unfurnished

222 Schooley Ave. Exeter, PA

Accepting applications for 1 bedroom apartments. Quality 1 bedroom apartments for ages 62 and older. Income limits apply. Rent only $437 month. * Utilities Included * Laundry Facilities * On Site Management *Private parking Call for appointment 570-654-5733 Monday - Friday 8am-11am. Equal Housing Opportunity

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ST. STANISLAUS APARTMENTS 141 Old Newport Rd., Newport Twp.

Affordable, Accessible 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments Income Eligibility* Required. Rents: $455-$656 plus electric

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• High Efficiency Heat/Air Conditioning • Newer Appliances • Laundry Rooms • Community Room • Private Parking • Rent Includes Water, Sewer & Refuse For more info or to apply, please call: 570-733-2010 TDD: 800-654-5984

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3029 South Main St Very large 1st floor,

3 bedrooms, wall to wall carpet, central air, eat in kitchen with appliances. Off street parking. Washer /dryer hookup. Heat & cooking gas included. Tenant pays electric & water. $750 + security. No Pets. Call 570-814-1356 Sell your own home! Place an ad HERE 570-829-7130

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Bring Rover or Kitty & move right into your choice of a 1 or 2 bedroom apt. Off street parking, coin laundry, great location. $450$600/mo + security, heat & electric. Call 570-262-1577

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Great location, 1 bedroom apartment in residential area, all utilities included. $600/month + security. 908-482-0335


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New furnished 3 room apartment Includes water, septic & most of the heat. No smoking & no pets. $750/ month. + security, references. Could be unfurnished. Call (570) 954-1200


72 E. W alnut St. 2nd floor, located in quiet neighborhood. Kitchen, living room, dining room, sun room, bathroom. 2 large and 1 small bedrooms, lots of closets, built in linen, built in hutch, hardwood and carpeted floors, fireplace, storage room, yard, w/d hookup and new stove. Heat and hot water incl. Available May 1. 1 yr. lease + security $900/month 570-406-1411

548 Medical/Health


Oakwood Terrace a licensed personal care community specializing in all types of memory care is seeking a caring individual with leadership abilities to fill the position of LPN Supervisor. Position is Full Time in the evening. Hours are 2:30pm-11:00pm. Duties include administering medication, treatments, supervising resident attendants, and communicating with physicians and families. Must be 21 years of age and have a valid nursing license. Must have updated CPR and First Aid Certification. We offer a competitive starting wage, comprehensive benefit package and attendance bonus after training. Applicants can email cover letter & resume along with salary history to or call 570-451-3171 ext 102 Please visit out website at Oakwood Terrace is an Equal Opportunity Employer

floor, 2 bedrooms, elevator, carpeted, Security system. Garage. Extra storage & cable TV included. Laundry facilities. Heat & hot water furnished. Fine neighborhood. Convenient to bus & stores. No pets. References. Security. Lease. No smokers please. $840. 570-287-0900


Rutter Ave. 1 bedroom 1st floor, large living room, neutral decor. Gas heat, water included. Off street parking. No pets. $420 plus security & lease. 570-793-6294


No pets. Rents based on income start at $405 & $440. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. Call 570-474-5010 TTY711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Deluxe 1 bedroom, 2nd floor apartment. Large bedroom & living areas, wall to wall carpet. Includes all appliances + washer / dryer. All electric. Must see. $425 + utilities, first/ last. No pets. 570-735-0525


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

Several 1 bedroom apartments available. Hardwood flooring & appliances included. Heat, water, sewer & trash also included. Walking distance to Wilkes University. Pet Friendly. Available June 1. Starting at $600. 570-969-9268

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Are you paying too much for your current office, but dread the inconvenience of moving? We can help! We not only offer less expensive rent, but we will also help you move to our modern office space in the Luzerne Bank Building on Public Square. Rents include heat, central air, utilities, trash removal, and nightly cleaning - all without a sneaky CAM charge. Access parking at the the intermodal garage via our covered bridge. 300SF to 5000SF available. We can remodel to suit. Brokers protected. Call Jeff Pyros at 570-822-8577


Charming, Victorian 2 bedroom 3rd floor apartment. Partially furnished. 34 West Ross St. View at Most utilities included with rent. Historic building is non smoking and pet free. Base rent: $700. Security & References required. Call Vince: 570-762-1453

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Rte. 315 2,000 SF Office / Retail Next to Gymboree 4,500 SF Office Showroom, Warehouse Loading Dock 4 Acres touching I81 will build to suit. Call 570-829-1206

1 bedroom, wall /wall carpet, fresh paint. Eat-in kitchen, stove & fridge included. Front porch & shared backyard. Heat & hot water included. Tenant pays electric & cooking gas. $500/month + security. Call (570)814-1356


West River St. Large 2, 3, & 4 bedroom apartments. Heat & hot water included. Balcony. Off street parking. Washer dyer hookup. Pets OK. $855 - $950. Call 570-237-0124


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WILKES-BARRE West River Street


Mayflower Crossing Apartments 570.822.3968

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414 Front Street available immediately, 1800 square feet, Move in condition. New carpeting. Reception area, conference room, kitchen, and 3 offices, Located on main street in Hanover Section, off-street parking, forced air furnace, central air, or $950/per month Call 570-760-3551 to set an appointment


WILKES-BARRE/ PLAINS TWP LAIRD STREET COMPLEX, easy interstate access. Lease 132,500 s.,f., 12 loading docks, 30 ft ceilings, sprinkler, acres of parking. Offices available. call 570-655-9732


Half Doubles

KINGSTON 3 bedrooms, living

room, dining room, kitchen, washer/ dryer hook up. No pets, no smoking. Fenced yard & offstreet parking. Excellent location, $700 + utilities, lease & security. Available June 1st 570-283-1180

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3 bedroom, 1 bath half double, Freshly cleaned & painted. Tenant pays all utilities including sewer. $550 plus security. Call (570) 332-5723


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West Green Street, 3 bedroom, semi modern kitchen and bath, w/w carpet, washer/dryer hookup, basement, yard, gas heat. No Pets. $525/month + utilities, security & lease Call 570-256-3461



River St. New roof, siding, gutters, windows, kitchen, hardwood floors on first floor, finished basement, laundry facilities, off street parking, single garage. 3 bedrooms, full bath first floor, 1/2 bath second floor. Security deposit required. No Pets. 570-498-8588



Nice location. Large 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, lots of storage. Sewer included. $575/mo. 1st & last. Call 570-332-8922

all appliances provided. Call 570-822-7039

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“The Patch” 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. Large private yard. Off street parking, quiet neighborhood, no pets. Washer / dryer hookup. $850 / month + utilities & references. Available Immediately. 978-771-5012

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Charming country farm house. 3 bedroom, 2 bath on 4.3 acres. Newly remodeled. Full basement and attic. Large barn and out buildings. Horses welcome. $950/month 904-673-6944




Lake front apartment & home for rent. Furnished. Weekly rentals. 570-639-5041 for details. NORTH WILDWOOD, NJ Florentine Motel. Beach/ Boardwalk block, heated pools, efficiency/motel units, refrigerator, elevator. Color brochure / specials. 609-5224075 Department 104


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Newly Renovated Prime Space. 1,250 sq. ft., Near Kingston Corners. Great location for retail or business office. Easy Access and parking. Call Cliff 570-760-3427




55 Loomis St 3 bedroom, wall to wall carpet, full basement & attic. Stove, fridge & water & garbage included. No pets. $630+ security 570-814-1356

available! Shaded. Showers, flush toilets, water & electric. Lake fishing, canoeing, biking & golf. 20 minutes from Wilkes-Barre. 570-639-5478 or 570-371-9770

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, with partially finished basement & 1-car garage. Ready Now, $795/per month, $750/security deposit. Call (570)441-1132

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

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PA#067136- Fully Licensed & Insured. We install custom seamless rain gutters & leaf protection systems. CALL US TODAY ABOUT OUR 10% OFF WHOLE HOUSE DISCOUNT! 570-561-2328

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NORTHEAST FLOORING SYSTEMS, INC Installing & Refinishing Hardwood floors. We install laminate flooring too! 570-561-2079


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A.B.C. Professional Painting 36 Yrs Experience We Specialize In New Construction Residential Repaints Comm./Industrial All Insurance Claims Apartments Interior/Exterior Spray,Brush, Rolls WallpaperRemoval Cabinet Refinishing Drywall/Finishing Power Washing Deck Specialist Handy Man FREE ESTIMATES Larry Neer 570-606-9638

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WAVERLY – Location! Location! One of a kind new authentic log home on 25 acres- features hardwood , slate, & granite – and forever views. EDNA 585-0610 $965,000 MLS#10-137

WAVERLY WONDER – Entertain in style in this elegant 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home on over 3 acres with 3 levels of finished living space and heated in-ground pool with spa and fountain. KIM 585-0606 URSULA 585-0618 $725,000 MLS#11-2011


CLARKS GREEN - Great house for family gatherings. Very spacious with hw floors, crown molding, 2 fp’s, inground pool, 4 BR, 2 baths, in move in condition. Floor plan works for in-law suite or home office. EDNA 585-0610 $249,900 MLS#11-2224

CLARKS SUMMIT - Move in condition 3BR, 2.5 bath home. Fabulous Family Rm addition. terrific living space, HW floors, eat in kitchen, all located within walking distance to the high school . EDNA 585-0610 $239,000 MLS#11-2126

OUT IN THE COUNTRY - But close to town. 3 BR ranch on ¾ +acre. Updates include: roof, furnace, CENTRAL AIR, windows, deck, refinished HW floors and more. Partially finished LL with much potential. Wonderful neighborhood. MLS#11-1817 DAVE 585-0615 $172,215


CLARKS SUMMIT – Meticulously maintained ranch home with finished basement, central air, hardwood floors, modern kitchen, peaceful sunroom & garage. MLS#11-1405 Virtual Tour! MARION 585-0602 $184,900

LAND FOR SALE NEWTON LAKE- 2 lots available, one set of lake rights, well on property, and public sewer hookup. Just in time for Summer! Call for details and location. MARION 585-0602 MLS# 11-1827 $89,000

CLARKS SUMMIT-NEW LISTING! - Beautifully maintained 4 bedroom home featuring brand new heating, hardwood floors, brick fireplace, corner lot, and inlaw apartment. MARION 585-0602 $299,000 MLS#11-1413

CLARKS SUMMIT - Wonderfully private home with open floor plan, cathedral ceiling, hw floors, oak staircase, & fireplace. Master suite with large walkin closet. Oversized 2 car garage, large deck & private yard. MLS#10-4266 ELIZABETH 585-0608 $294,900

FACTORYVILLE - Spacious ranch on double lot with newer furnace, central air, and new Pella windows & doors. Large rooms, 2 fireplaces, and plenty of storage. ELIZABETH 585-0608 $134,500 MLS#10-5743

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CHERRY RIDGE - Prime 2 acre parcel in desirable development, perc approved. Wooded lot with great views. MARION 585-0602 MLS#11-1826 $124,900


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John J. Christmas

Diana Burti Martin Shahein

May 23, 2011

Glenn W. Kulinski

May 20, 2011

May 25, 2011

Newspaper Publishers Association, Inter State Circulation Managers Association, International Circulation Managers Association and the Inter State Weekly, Pennsylvania Association. He served on Clarks Green Borough Council for more than 14 years. Also active in the community, he was a member of Community Youth Association for five sports programs, having served as president. He was a member of the Abington Rotary Club, a school advisor with the Abington Heights School District, served as a liaison for council with Clarks Green Police Department, a member of the Abington Business and Professional Association, having served as vice president, and was also a member of Taylor Business Association. He was a member of Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, the Grand Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania, Tall Cedars of Lebanon Forest 43 and was a member of the board of directors for the Blind Association of Scranton. Surviving are a son, John Chester and wife, Christine, Richmond, Va.; two sisters, Betty Jenny Casselly and Ellen Mae Glochenuer, both of Harrisburg; nieces and nephews; and his lifelong friend, Dr. John Lindermuth, San Diego. The funeral was to be May 27 in the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, with services by the Rev. Judy Wanck, pastor, Clarks Summit United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to a scholarship fund in memory of John J. Christmas, c/o Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton, PA 18509. To send an online condolence, visit

John J. Christmas, 70, Clarks Summit, died Monday, May 23, in Hospice Community Care, Dunmore. His former wife, Eunice Keller, died Aug. 7, 2010. Born Aug. 21, 1940, in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late John Joseph and Ruth M. McKinney Christmas. He was educated in Susquehanna Township High School, Harrisburg, where he was an exceptional football and baseball player, and furthered his studies at area colleges. He formerly lived in Clarks Green for several years, having moved there from Harrisburg in 1978. After he retired, he lived a short while in Cape Coral, Fla. John had a lifelong career in the newspaper business, and his professional career included having worked in almost all departments of the newspaper business. He had been the owner and publisher of two weekly newspapers, the Triboro Banner and Suburban Weekly. Previously, his professional career included having worked at several newspapers, including the Harrisburg Patriot News, Harrisburg; the Hartford Times, Hartford, Conn.; the Times Herald, Norristown; the Elizabeth Daily Journal; the Scranton Tribune; the Scrantonian; and later the Scranton Times. While in Cape Coral, he worked at the Breeze Newspaper. An avid athlete and sports fan during his retirement, he shared his life’s experiences, worked part time at the Greater Scranton YMCA and was an usher for the former Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons, along with being the equipment manager for Lackawanna College, Scranton. His professional memberships included Pennsylvania

Diana Burti Martin Shahein, 67, of Scranton, died Friday, May 20, in Moses Taylor Hospital. Her former husband, T. Martin, was her lifelong best friend. Born May 26, 1943, in Taylor, she was the daughter of Sue Genova Burti, Old Forge and the late Umbay Burti. A 1961 graduate of St Ann’s High School, she received a Bachelor of Science from East Stroudsburg University and continued graduate studies, receiving a scholarship from the Laban Institute in New York for dance notation. Diana immersed herself in the culture and dance traditions of Egypt and the Middle East for the past three decades, continually performing, teaching and traveling to these regions, Europe and throughout the United States. She had been a teacher for the Lackawanna Trail School District in Dalton early in her professional career. She returned to the Scranton area in 2007 and shared her talents in the community. While living in Cairo, she taught English to Arabic-speaking children and adults and Egyptian dance to foreign tourists. In the desert of Petra, Jordan, she danced regularly with Bedouin musicians and also performed at the Edom Hotel. She was a rostered teacher with the Toe River Arts Council of Western North Carolina and had performed with noted musicians. Diana was director of the Beledi Dance Theatre, Scranton and was a guest artist at East Stroudsburg University. She had performed for the Arts and Cultural Department of Lackawanna County and participated with the Arts to the People of the Pennsylvania Arts Council for a lecture and performance. She received recognition for her original work,

Essence of Creation, incorporating Egyptian, African and modern dance with spoken word, live music and recorded music. Also surviving are a son, Eamon Martin, Ashville, N.C.; three sisters, Rose Ann Rouff and husband Gil, Quaker Lake; Mary B. Roma and husband Anthony, Binghamton, N.Y.; and Carol Burti, Clarks Green; an aunt, Rose Genova, Scranton; and nieces and nephews. The funeral was to be May 26 with a blessing service at 1 p.m. in Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, by Monsignor John A. Esseff and the Rev. Joseph Cipriano. Interment, Old Forge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to ARTS Engage, 300 Cliff St., Scranton, PA 18503. To send an online condolence, visit

Glenn W. Kulinski, 61, Scranton, died Wednesday, May 25, in Regional Hospital of Scranton upon arrival, after being transported from Gino J. Merli Veterans Center. Born Oct. 31, 1949, in Newark, N.J., he was the son of the late Thaddeus and Ann Zeltner Kulinski. He was educated in the Irvington, N.J., schools and was a 1968 graduate of Irvington High School. He honorably served in the Marine Corps. Before his illness, he owned and operated a landscaping business in Plainfield, N.J., and later worked for the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. An avid outdoorsman,


he enjoyed working with his landscaping business. He enjoyed baseball and was a sports enthusiast. Surviving are a son, Glenn C. Kulinski and wife Holly, Waverly; a sister, Gail Mauriello and husband Gerry, Colonia, N.J.; two grandsons, Noah and Ethan, Waverly; a nephew, Gerry Mauriello; and a niece, Jennifer Mauriello Totin. Services and interment will be private. Arrangements were made by Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit. For information, directions or to send an online condolence, visit http://


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Comets volleyball advances to state tournament BY TOM ROBINSON Abington Journal Correspondent

SCRANTON – Abington Heights started the District 2 boys’ volleyball tournament with one milestone victory and finished it with another. The Comets made it through the quarterfinals for the first time in the 15 years the district has followed the eight-team tournament format since absorbing more schools when the old District 12 dissolved. With its next victory, Abington Heights landed a spot in the state tournament for the first time in Dan Phillips’ 16 years as head coach. Phillips said winning a district tournament match was a goal that has been discussed as a team. “They’ve known all season,” Phillips said. A semifinal loss to unbeaten champion Holy Redeemer stopped the title pursuit, but Abington Heights bounced back with 25-18, 25-21, 15-25, 25-22 victory over Crestwood on Thursday, May 26 for third place and the district’s final spot in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class AA Tournament. “Obviously, we had our eyes set on a district title,” Phillips said, “but we’ve never made it out of the quarterfinals.” The Comets took control early in the match and, after losing Game Three, opened a 12-5 lead in what became the decisive fourth game. “Blocking was very good for us, especially in Games One and Two,” Phillips said. “And our serves were pretty good overall.” Andy McLane had four kills, two blocks, 15 points, two aces and six digs in the third-place match. Eric Wasser had 18 assists, three kills and 12 points. Drew Shumaker had eight kills and eight digs while Jake Roba had six kills and three blocks. The Comets needed a rally in the quarterfinal match May 23 at Holy ReSee Volleyball, Page 3


WILKES-BARRE - It took eight innings, but Holy Redeemer defeated the visiting Lakeland High School baseball team 9-7 in the first round of the District 2 Class AA playoffs May 25. Going into the sixth inning, Holy Redeemer had built a strong threerun lead. The Chiefs stayed in the game, thanks to a Cody Delfino homerun in the second inning and an Eric Grabowski RBI in the fifth. Trailing 5-2, the Chiefs rallied in the sixth, scoring five runs. Ryan Grande, Kevin Carito, P.J. Mills each had a hit and drove in a run, Joey Natale scored on a Grabowski sacrifice fly and Tyler Brady drove in a run. “Our kids didn’t quit. We battled right to the end,” said Lakeland


Trail runner earns medal in dash

and contributed to the Lackawanna Trail senior settling for a silver medal at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic SHIPPENSBURG-Lauren EllsAthletic Association Track and Field worthwas the fastest runner on the track for the second half of the Class Championships. “I had a blister taped and I was AA girls’ 400-meter dash final May trying to figure out if my shoe was 28, passing four competitors and coming off or not,” Ellsworth said, closing the gap on eventual winner explaining the slow start. Michelle Davis of West Catholic in Ellsworth said she was prepared to Philadelphia. just keep running with one shoe if Troubles with a shoe related to the other came off, but eventually bandaging on a blister, however, she hit her stride. slowed Ellsworth early in the race

BY TOM ROBINSON Abington Journal Sports Correspondent

Ellsworth opened the state cham“I tried to forget it,” she said. “I pionships by matching her best effort had a lot of energy left. I thought I in the 100 meters, running a 12.22 to was going to catch up in the last qualify third out of 24 entries to 100.” Instead, Ellsworth added a second- advance to Saturday’s semifinals. She finished fifth in both the semiplace finish in the final race of her high school career to the fifth-place finals and finals, posting times of 12.73 and 12.74. medal she had claimed in the 100“I went from thinking that I was meter dash earlier in the day. She never going to be a 100-meter runner also finished with yet another verto getting a fifth-place finish in sion of the school record she has been lowering throughout her career with a personal-best 56.16 seconds. See Runner, Page 3

Trail baseball competes for district title


Pitcher Dan Pisanchyn, shown above, doubled and drove in two runs in the Comets 10-7 win over Pittston Area May 27. PHOTO COURTESY ALICE STUFFLE

Mason Mecke, shown above, drove in Tanner Holmes to put the Lions first points on the board in the team’s 5-2 win in the District 2 Class A semifinals.

Lions power past MMI

last two years when we played them. It was a great game and a good start of the tournament for us.” After surrendering the lead, Holmes settled down FACTORYVILLE- Lackawanna Trail High School and found his groove, allowing just one hit the rest used a solid pitching performance from Tanner Holmes and some clutch hitting to defeat MMI Prep of the game. “I just focused,” Holmes said. “I started throwing 5-2 in a District 2 Class A semifinal matchup May the ball instead of trying to aim it, just get strikes 27. and try to get batters out.” The Lions struck quickly scoring two runs in the The Lions added to their lead in the fourth inning bottom of the first. Mason Mecke drove in Holmes and Pete Murazzi added a sacrifice fly to give Lack- when Murazzi hit a two-run single. “Pete’s one of our leaders even though he’s a sophawanna Trail an early 2-0 lead. omore,” Peters said. “We rely a lot on him. He MMI Prep plated two runs of their own to tie the game 2-2 in the top of the third. Joe Hornak deliver- comes up with big hits. He’s one of our main guys at ed an RBI triple and Fran Swankoski drove in a run the plate.” Lions’ pitcher Tanner Holmes allowed just two during the rally. Trail regained the lead in the bottom hits and one earned run during seven innings of of the inning when Matt Aten struck a RBI single work. scoring courtesy runner Jonathon Zedar. “He came ready to play today,” Peters said. “Every “The kid (Dan Yencha) from MMI Prep pitched a very good game,” said Lackawanna Trail head coach game at some point you’re gonna get yourself in a Todd Peters. “He mixed up his pitches to keep us off balance. They’re a much improved team from the See Lions, Page 2 BY ROB TOMKAVAGE

Holy Redeemer defeats Lakeland in extra innings BY DON MCGLYNN

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Ritsick said of Lakeland’s rally. Ritsick said he was happy with the way his team responded, coming back to win the game, thanks to a two-run homerun from Christian Choman in the bottom of the eighth inning. Lakeland’s Grabowski pitched all eight innings for the Chiefs, and struck out seven batters. “Our pitcher, Grabowski, I thought he did well enough to win. We didn’t make some plays behind him that we needed to, and the rest ABINGTON JOURNAL /DON MCGLYNN is history,” said Piccini. Cody Delfino, shown above, put the Chiefs on the score board with a home run in Holy Redeemer advanced to the Lakeland’s 9-7 loss to Holy Redeemer in the District 2 Class AA playoffs. second round of playoffs against Meyers May 27, and won 9-1. During the time of this paper’s land’s 7-5 lead in the bottom of the head coach Larry Piccini. sixth, scoring two runs to tie things publication May 31, the team was “That’s what we’ve shown the playing Dunmore in the semifinals up, and put the game into extra last couple weeks of the season, at Hollenback Park. innings. that our kids don’t quit, and we The winner will advance to the “It was a gut check for them,” showed we didn’t quit today.” finals at PNC Field June2. Holy Redeemer head coach Chris Holy Redeemer erased Lake-

Comets use five-run rally to win BY DON MCGLYNN

HUGHESTOWN - The Abington Heights High School baseball team overcame a five-run deficit in the District 2 Class AAA baseball playoffs May 27, to advance to the semifinals. The sixth-seeded Comets defeated third-seeded Pittston Area 7-6 at Hughestown in the quarterfinals. The visiting team trailed Pittston Area for most of the afternoon, but a five-run rally in the seventh inning pushed the Comets over the hump to go home with the victory. Senior Justin Klingman stole the lead in the seventh inning for the first time for Abington Heights with a two-run RBI single. “It’s the best feeling I ever had,” Klingman said of the hit. “It started kicking in that this could be the last high school game ever, and I was trying to put a good swing on the ball…I was just glad I could help the team win.” Pittston Area struck first holding a 2-0 lead in second inning. The Comets cut the lead to one in the third, with Zack Klien scoring on a Mike Umerich single. Anthony Schwab answered back for Pittston Area by doubling in the bottom of the fourth, driving in three runs. Schwab scored on a Jordan Bone single, putting the team up 6-1. After a scoreless fourth inning, the Comets’ bats woke up in the fifth inning, Klingman, Kevin Elwell and Umerich singled to load the bases. Pitcher Kyle Callahan walked Matt Badamo, brining in Klingman to score. Dan Pisanchyn doubled and drove in two runs to close the fifth with the Comets trailing 6-4. Elwell had an RBI double in the sixth to cut Pittston’s lead down to one. “We averaged 10, 11 runs a game during the regular season so it was just a matter of time before we broke out and See Comets, Page 3


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C.S. resident ready to walk for a cure during the ever-popular Fireside Follies performance on Saturday evening. Members of this small but mighty team gain invaluable CLARKS SUMMIT - When 14-year-old Clarks Summit resident Jarret Rinkunas was volunteer experience throughout the course asked, “If you could meet one person in the of the event.” Walkers and regular crew members must world – from either the past or the present be 16 years to participate in the walk. – who would it be and why,” his answer “Youth Crew allows young people (ages was, “If I could meet one person in the 10-16) to participate and experience the enworld, it would be Jesus Christ because I tire event (since the minimum age for parwould ask him to rid the world of breast ticipation for a walker or regular crew memcancer or any type of cancer. I would also ask him to watch over my mom forever and ber in the Avon Walk is 16),” said Caggiano. The money raised by the Youth Crew, to protect her from all things that may harm walkers and regular crew is used to help her.” “…those affected by breast cancer by supHis mother, Carmina, has been fighting breast cancer for almost six years, according porting a national network of research, medical, social service and community-based to Jarret. Recently, Jarret was selected to be a mem- organizations, each of which is making a ber of the youth crew at the Avon Walk for unique contribution to helping patients or advancing breast cancer research. The Avon Breast Cancer in New York scheduled for Foundation awards funding in breast cancer Oct. 15 and 16. Between now and then, he has fundraising screening, diagnosis, treatment, support serto do, as he is committed to raise $500 pri- vices and scientific research, including prevention and therapeutic vaccine studies,” said or to the event, a mandatory fundraising Caggiano. commitment for Avon Walk Youth Crew As part of the selection process, Jarret members. completed an application that included esAccording to Eloise Caggiano, program director for the Avon Walks for Breast Can- says and a telephone interview. In the essays, Jarret had the opportunity to elaborate cer, “The Youth Crew is a small group of on his reasons for wanting to be a member motivated young people that are involved of the crew. The applications were reviewed with every aspect of the crew experience, by Volunteer Youth Crew Team Leaders and committing to Friday, Saturday and Sunday Avon Walk staff. participation. They tent as a group for two In one of his answers, he noted, “When I nights, complete a range of important tasks on the Route, at the Wellness Village and at was told that my mom had breast cancer, I was in shock. Her having breast cancer has Opening and Closing Ceremonies and do a made an impact on my life. I am now a lot lot of cheering.” more sympathetic to people who have cancer “Youth Crew helps at rest stops, assists and their families because I know how they with gear and tent needs and are featured

feel.” And Jarret’s answer to another question was “She (Carmina Rinkunas) walked her first Avon Walk in New York City four years ago. She walked with her best friend, Patty, whose mom died from breast cancer. I remember my mom decorating her T-shirt with our pictures and she wrote on the bottom, ‘I walk for my children,’ and she had pictures of all of us on her shirt. When she came home from the walk, she told me so many interesting stories of the other survivors that she had met. She also told me about the kids who were involved to help out. She walked again the next year and even after hurting her leg at mile seven, she finished the walk. I was so amazed by that. That is how my mom is in her fight against her breast cancer. She never stops. My mom was not able to walk the next year, however, because she had a recurrence with her cancer.” The course will take walkers up and down the island of Manhattan and through neighborhoods such as the Upper West and East sides, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown and Central Park. Jarret was notified of his acceptance one week following his telephone interview. In June, he will attend a meet and greet to get to know the other youth on the crew that includes 16 young adults ranging from 10 to 16 years old who were selected from approximately 100 applicants from a tri-state area. One month prior to the walk, he will attend training programs. His fundraising plans include going to go door to door, a garage sale and asking the community to support him by making a donation.

AH senior competes in PIAA tennis tournament

Marietta College eliminates Keystone from World Series

BY JOAN MEAD MATSUI Abington Journal Correspondent

Abington Heights High School senior Josh Palmer won the first set but was unable to get out of the first round of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class AAA boys’ tennis singles tournament at the Hershey Racquet Club. District 10 champion Alex Brzozowski from Erie Cathedral Prep outlasted Palmer in a third-set tiebreaker for a 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (9-7) win.

Community Box Scores Baseball Abington Little League The Benefits Group defeated F. Smith & Sons11-1. Winning pitcher Tommy Rothenberger had seven strikeouts. Chris Haudenschield and Shane Colleran of Benefits Group and Trevor Gabura of F. Smith & Sons had doubles. Rothenberger also had a walk-off grand slam and two hits. Drew Nealon had his first little league hit. GR Noto defeated Orlando Foods 5-4. Winning pitcher Sam Arnold had a homerun and a double, and teammate Nick Kerekas had three hits. Ryan Echersley and Corey Justave each had a double for Orlando Foods. Abington Lions defeated Cars-R-Us 6 - 4. Winning pitcher was Ryan Harvey. For CarsR-Us, Luke Fayocavitz had one triple; Anthony Dobraski had three hits, including one double; and Kevin Albright hit for cycle – one homerun, one triple, one double and one single. For Nealon Law Office, Eric Brickel had three hits, including two doubles, and Ryan Harvey hit for cycle – one homerun, one triple, one double and one single. Bowling Stitchers Bowling League Members of the Greg Wall Golf School bowling team swept Mid Valley Printing to capture the 2010-2011All-Season Championship in the Stichers Bowling League at Idle Hour Lanes.


Lackawanna Trail’s Courtney Ditchey defends the plate as Lakeland’s Theresa Germano slides into home.

Lady Lions, Lady Chiefs eliminated from playoffs The Lakeland High School softball team defeat-

Kayla Grunza, shown above, catches a fly ball in the Lady Lions 10-0 loss to Lakeland.


ed Lackawanna Trail 10-0 at home in five innings in the first round of the District 2 Class AA softball playoffs May 24. Winning pitcher Alyssa Buck gave up only one hit in the win that advanced the Lady Chiefs into the quarterfinals. Shelby Gallis drove in three runs and two hits, and Lauren Terpak had two RBIs and two hits. The team traveled to take on Nanticoke May 26, in the second round of the playoffs. Lakeland lost the Thursday’s game 6-0. Allison Kraky had two hits for the Lady Chiefs, and Alicia Kovaleski, Theresa Germano and Alissa Steir each had one.

The top-seeded Lions (13-3) met second-seeded Old Forge (12-3) on May 31 Continued from Page 1 at PNC Field for the district little trouble. He fought championship, the time of through it and threw the this paper’s publication. pitches when he needed to.” “Old Forge has been there Holmes credited the strong every year against us,” Peters play of his defense for his said. success on the mound. “They’re the wall that we “I realized that I didn’t have to throw too hard. When have to get over. I’d take this I did it wasn’t paying off, so I team any day of the week. We know what we have to do. had faith in my defense,” It’s just a matter of going Holmes said. down there and getting it Matt Flynn led the Lions done.” with two hits. For scores from Tuesday’s MMI Prep pitcher Yencha game visit http://www.timeallowed five runs and eight hits over six innings.

Marietta College moved within a win of a national title and eliminated Keystone College at the same time May 30 with an 11-2 victory in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Baseball World Series in Appleton, Wisc. The Giants, one of two teams to be eliminated on Monday, finished tied for third in the country. In a repeat of the team’s other loss at the World Series, Keystone was hurt by defensive miscues. The Giants committed four errors and gave up seven un-


Jarret Rinkunas, shown above, was selected to be a member of the youth crew at the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in New York scheduled for Oct. 15 and 16.

“I’m asking my community to support me in the walk by making a donation,” said Jarret. To learn more about the upcoming walk or to make a donation, visit

earned runs. Marietta, the nation’s topranked team and the tournament’s number-one seed, held Keystone to four hits. The Pioneers are the only unbeaten team in the event, giving them two chances, if needed, to beat Chapman for the national championship. The team’s first game against Chapman was scheduled for Tuesday, May 31 the time of this paper’s publication. Chapman defeated Buena Vista, 3-2, in Monday’s other game. Keystone’s Blaine O’Brien

(8-2) gave up five runs, but only two earned, in 5 2/3 innings. He allowed five hits and four walks while striking out three. Mike Mahaffey worked seven innings for the win, giving up three hits and striking out four. Roberto Santana, Andy Vega, Lance Ratchford and Andrew Siano had the hits for Keystone. O’Brien struck out the first two Pioneers in the third. Fielding errors kept O’Brien from finishing the inning and Marietta went on to score three runs.

Keystone student, Factoryville resident named golfer of the week The Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) has announced that Keystone College student Collin McAndrew has been named as the Golfer of the Week for the period ending April 17.

McAndrew, a sophomore from Factoryville, earned the honor as a result of his outstanding play at the Hamilton College Spring Invitational. McAndrew carded an even par 72 on the Ske-

nandoa Golf Club layout to claim medalist honors at the event. His strong outing helped the Giants claim second place with a team score of 309, just three strokes off the pace.

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AHHS hosts Future Comets Camp


Wallenpaupack defeats Abington Heights BY DON MCGLYNN AND ROB TOMKAVAGE Abington Journal Staff

The Wallenpaupack High School softball team erased an early Abington Heights lead to win the District 2 Class AAAA semifinals at home May 26. The Lady Buckhorns defeated the Lady Comets 5-1 to advance to the finals. This is the third time Abington Heights lost to Abington Heights High School will be hosting its Shown above are members of the Abington Heights football team who were named 2011 Youth Group of the Wallenpaupack this season. They came up short twice annual Future Comets Year by the Parents Loving Children with Autism. in the regular season, losing Football Camp June 26. 11-10 in May and 11-5 in The camp will be held April, but gave up fewer from 1 to 4 p.m. at runs Thursday. Abington Heights High “I like the fact that we School practice fields. House in order to raise played better defense,” said The cost of the camp is At the 2011 Parents Lov- lio, Garrett Mehall, Ryan money for the autistic sup- head coach John Kelly. Judge, Pat Kearney, Pat $15 for the first child and ing Children through Au“We go with our hitting, Williams, Jon Rarrick, Jer- port programs in the $10 for each additional tism (PLCTA) acknowlAbington Heights and Riv- and if our hitting is off a child from the same fam- edgement and appreciation ry Langan, David Kontz, erside school districts. little bit, we struggle, and Chris Sagan, Alosha Fox, ily. dinner, the Abington Two bands from Abingtoday we just didn’t hit the All participants will Heights High School foot- Dan Stevens, Quinn Karam, ball. But they had a lot of Joe Carroll, Kevin Malone, ton Heights High School, receive a T-shirt. ball team was honored as pride up until the end and Will Kozar, and Kyle Pitts along with student perParticipants may register the 2011 Youth Group of formers from Abington they fought. And I give along with coaches Dave the day of the camp but the Year. Heights and Riverside, Wallenpaupack credit, they advanced registration is Members of the team that Holley and Marc Davis. showcased their talents at won the game.” Marquis Ivey was also encouraged. were recognized for their the event. Proceeds from Abington Heights made it presented with a Student Camp registration forms exceptional volunteerism the talent show were donat- to the scoreboard first, with Angel Award. For his secan be downloaded and were Joe Dolan, Brandon Katie Stevens bringing in nior project, Ivey organized ed to the Buddy Programs printed from Sochovka, Marquis Ivey, Kelsey Sarafinko in the and hosted a talent show at at Abington Heights and Alex Leach, Casey Quinn, Riverside. first inning for a 1-0 lead. For more information Mason Moher, Corey Degi- the Waverly Community The Lady Comets held on about the camp, contact to the lead until the third Coach Joe Repshis at inning when Wallenpaupack 570.499.2737 or e-mail scored two runs. Raeann Ehrhardt extendContinued from Page 1 ed the Lady Buckhorns’ deemer. lead with a two-run RBI Abington Heights scored single in the fifth. And the last seven points to deTorri Ciszak scored on a feat Western Wayne, 25-16, sacrifice fly in the bottom 11-25, 23-25, 25-10, 15-9. of the sixth. McLane had four of his “Usually we hit them 13 kills in the match-ending pretty well, this game we streak. He also had three just didn’t hit,” said Kelly. blocks and seven service “She (pitcher Kelly Kristen) points. kept us off balance. We had Wasser had 34 assists, five hits, they only had five blocks, two aces and 15 points. Shoemaker had nine ABINGTON JOURNAL /JASON RIEDMILLER three, but their hits came Andy McClain saves a ball as Eric Wasser and James Connolly look on. when they had runners in kills while Dustin Ganz scoring position, so they added 21 digs and three got a key hit when they kills. ing state champion and cur- needed, so it’s a credit to es. Wasser had 13 assists. Holy Redeemer swept the pitcher.” rent state number-one The third-place finish in Abington Heights, 25-23, Kelly added that he is ranked Northeastern York in the district finish put 25-19, 25-11, in the semilooking forward to coming the first round. Abington Heights in the finals. For scores from Tuesday’s back next year, even though state tournament that started Peter Alexis had 18 kills game visit http://www.time- he’ll be doing it without a May 31, the time of this for Holy Redeemer. few elements of the team.’s publication. McLane led the Comets Next season, the Lady The Comets drew defend- nal. with six kills and three ac-

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Derek Kraack Bird, shown above, had two hits and an RBI for the Comets in their win against Coughlin May 25.


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did it,” said Klingman. The team did it in the seventh, Badamo homered to start off the inning, and Klingman drove in two runs to put the Comets up 8-7. Elwell extended the lead to 10, driving in two runs. Pitcher Neil Hawk held Pittston Area scoreless in the bottom of the seventh, striking out two to end the game with the win. “It was a great win, the boys battled hard right to the end, and I’m extremely proud of this group of men,” said head coach Bill Zalewski. “They played hard for seven innings.” The Comets advanced to the semifinals against Tunkhannock May 31, at the time of this paper’s publication. The winner of the game will play in the district finals June 2. For scores from Tuesday’s game, visit The Comets defeated Coughlin 10-6 in a District 2 Class AAA first-round playoff game May 25 to get to the quarterfinals. The Comets struck for four runs in the bottom of the first. They added three runs in the sixth inning to stretch their lead to 10-4. Jeff Roba and Elwell had two RBIs for the Comets. Derek Kraack-Bird added two hits and an RBI.

Crusader Keystone College baseball Classic team earns year- end honors 5K Run June 5

The Crusader Classic 5 k Run will be conducted June 5 at 9 a.m. with Holy Cross High School, Dunmore, set as the starting point. Registration will run from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Cost of the entry fee is $17 for pre-registration and $20 the day of the race. The first 125 to register will receive a wicking shirt. Award will be presented to the top three finishers in each division. A special high school division will be awarded to the top five that are in high school. Division range from grade school to participants over 70. The run is a point to point course from Holy Cross High School to the Guild parking lot near the former Bishop Hannan building. Proceeds from the event go to the Holy Cross High School track and field program. For more information, email Holy Cross High School is located at 501 East Drinker St., Dunmore.

LA PLUME- The Colonial States Athletic Conference released its 2011 All-Conference Baseball Team and the regular season champion Keystone College Giants are well represented. Leading the way was Esteban Meletiche who was named as the Player of the Year for the second consecutive year. Jeff Frost was selected as the Pitcher of the Year, head coach Jamie Shevchik was named as the Coach of the Year. A total of six Giants were named to the First Team. In addition to Meletiche and Frost, Gabe Torres was named as an infielder, Bryan Henry at catcher, Andrew Siano and Andy Vega picked up selections as outfielders. Rob Rogers was a Second Team selection as a pitcher,

while Roberto Santana was named a Second Team outfielder. Adam Krebs picked up an Honorable Mention nod as a relief pitcher. Brad Higgins was named as Keystone’s CSAC Sportsmanship recipient. Meletiche, a native of Philadelphia, takes this award for the second year in a row after completing his junior year for the Giants.The star infielder finished his regular season with a .407 batting average after 140 at bats collecting 57 hits, 11 doubles,three triples,nine home runs, and 39 RBI.In the field he committed only nine errors in 87 attempts for a .942 fielding percentage. He was also second on the team with 18 stolen bases. Frost, a native of Freehold,

N.J., earned an impressive 3.02 ERA on the season with a 6-4 overall record in 13 appearances. Over 59.2 innings, Frost allowed a mere 20 earned runs, and six doubles were the only extra base hits he allowed all season. The Giants senior held his opponents to a .239 batting average as well. Shevchik completes his tenth season at the helm of the Giants baseball program. Shevchik has the distinct pleasure of coaching the conference player of the year for the past seven seasons including the 2011 season with Meletiche’s back to back CSAC player of the year award.Shevchik lead the Giants to a 17-1 CSAC regular season record and earned atop seed going into the CSAC Championships.

Keystone hosts summer basketball camps The Keystone College Men’s Basketball program and head coach Jason Leone will be hosting annual summer basketball camps this year. All camps are located at the Gambal Athletic Center on the Keystone College campus. The Day Camp will be held

from July 18 to 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday. There is a camp store with pizza, Gatorade and water. Registration begins at 8 a.m. on Monday. Cost is $100. An Offensive Skills Camps will be held from August 8 to

10 for $75 and will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day. These camps are a great and enjoyable way to enhance skills and develop as a basketball player. For more information, call the basketball office at 570.945.8235 or e-mail


Joetta Hashem, shown above, throws to first base in the Lady Comets 5-1 loss to Wallenpaupack. Comets will lose starters Stevens, Katelyn Molinaro, Joetta Hashem, Alexa Plevyak and Lindsey Spencer to graduation. The Lady Comets made it to the semifinals by defeating Delaware Valley in the second round of the playoffs May 25. Abington Heights used two big innings to defeat Delaware Valley 12-6 . They scored five runs in the bottom of the first, led by Plevyak’s two RBI double. Cailey Ware had two hits in the inning and drove in a run. Stevens, who finished the game with four hits and three RBIs, delivered an RBI single. Alivia Plevyak added a RBI single to cap the inning. After Delaware Valley struck for three runs in the top of the fourth to pull within one run, the Lady Comets piled up five more runs in the bottom of the inning. Pitcher Molinaro scattered five earned runs and eight hits over seven innings to pick up the victory. Plevyak delivered three hits and drove in two runs for the Lady Comets. Taylor Braunagel led Delaware Valley with two hits and two RBIs. Katie Murphy also drove in two runs for the Warriors.


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the state,” Ellsworth said. Ellsworth won her 400 heat and qualified second overall Friday with a time of 56.58, clinching a medal in the event for the third straight year. Ellsworth was the only Lackawanna Track Conference athlete to claim more than one medal. Al Tuzze of Lakeland was the only other area athlete to come close to claiming the medals that go along with placing in the top eight in each event. Tuzze was 11th in the Class AA shot put at 50-8. Lakeland’s Tori Doyle, a state medalist as a hurdler two years ago and a jumper last year, competed in both. Doyle tied for 18th out of 27 in qualifying for the 100 hurdles, where she needed to be in the top 16 to reach the semifinals. Her time was 16.17 seconds. In the high jump, Doyle cleared 4-10 and finished tied for 20th. Abington Heights had two distance runners and two relay teams in the event. Freshman Erin Jaeger took 22nd out of 30 in the Class AAA girls’ 1600-meter run in 5:13.96. Sean Burke placed 24th in the Class AAA boys’ 3,200meter run in 10:02.88. The Abington Heights girls were 20th in the 400meter relay in 50.14 and 24th in the 3,200-meter relay in 9:58.12.


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Two free events at area park June 11

Junior Comets tournament set for June 5

Endure: an American Cancer Society Bike-A-Thon began as a small ride out of Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre to benefit the society’s mission. With the help of Dawn Brady they group was able to expand the ride to more than 250 cyclists raising over $33, 000, and add a closing festival offering riders and their families food, live music, vendors and more. Due to her dedication and unending stream of ideas, Brady has been awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Endure 3 will be held August 7, at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre . The planning committee will meet June 8, members of the community are invited. Those interested can call 570.562.9749 ext. 318. For more information about Endure 3, visit

The Women’s Golf Association of the Country Club of Scranton held its spring meeting and luncheon May 3. Chairman Letha Reinheimer welcomed members to the 2011 golf season. Speakers included General Manager Bob Green, golf course superintendent Greg Boring, head golf professional Terry Hurst and Joe Manley, the Country Club of Scranton golf chairman. This year’s officers are Chairman Letha Reinheimer, Vice Chairman Katie Marquardt, Second Vice Chairman Susan Berry, Secretary Peggy Pettinato and Treasurer Yvonne Cronkey. The opening day of league play was held May 5. Shown, from left: Katie Marquardt, Letha Reinheimer, Yvonne Cronkey and Peggy Pettinato.

ing, herb gardening, wood carving and BMX biking. Live music from five local bands will include genres such as acoustic to indie and classic rock to the blues. Food stands will be available, such as barbecue, homemade fudge, strawberry shortcake, popcorn, slushies, candy and ice cream. Kids’ Fun will include a 4-H petting zoo, games, crafts, “Hands Together” mural creation, Boy Scout “Leave No Trace” program, girls’ softball games to watch, soccer mini-games ideal for children ages 5 to 10 to play, Walk- a –Dog, Adopt- a Dog, free library books and snacks for the first 100 children who show up with a library card and an anti-litter cleanup action, led by a ten- year- old boy. The event is free.

Nature Center offers summer camps The Endless Mountains Nature Center will offer another summer nature-themed camps for children pre-K through 6th grade. During the weeklong camps, children will explore the wonders of nature. Weekly sessions start June 20 and run through the week of August 15. Download a registration booklet at or call 570.836.3835 and request one. Games, hikes, opportunities to meet the live education animals, explore the river and forest, listen to stories, make crafts, create a journal, and role-play fill the days. A professional environmental educa-

tor and assistants will lead your child in discoveries in a natural environment. From the variety of sessions offered, campers can choose to learn about freshwater ecosystems, search for insects, plant seeds for flowers that attract butterflies, study and meet birds of prey – or all of the above. Young campers will attend a half-day session and older campers will attend all day. This year, camps will be run both on the grounds of Camp Lackawanna and the scenic back campus of Keystone College, La Plume. Kara Golden, whose child has attended camp for three years, said, “My son has really

enjoyed attending nature camp. His interest in the outdoors has greatly increased. He especially loves the hands-on activities and nature hikes.” Teens in 7th through 12th grade may participate in the Counselors-In-Training (CIT) program. They will gain experience working with children in a supervised setting. Participants learn age-appropriate activities, how to guide or lead group activities, and emergency procedures. They attend a required training session prior to the beginning of camp. Check out the online brochure at to view themes, dates, and

locations. Register online or ited to 14 per age group. Famprint out your registration form ilies can contact EMNC with and send it in to reserve your questions at 570.836.3835. child’s spot. Group size is lim-

Children at the Endless Mountains Nature Center camp in 2010.


A Look Back : Clarks Summit 1911-2011 Stroll the streets of yesteryear and help celebrate the borough’s centennial (1911-2011). The Abington Journal is sponsoring a Clarks Summit Centennial photo contest throughout 2011. Share your vintage photograph of a newsworthy event, historical landmark, local neighborhood, intersection, house of worship, business or any photo you feel Each winner will be will offer a glimpse of the past. entered in a random One winning photo will be selected drawing to win the each week to publish in The grand prizes of: Abington Journal.

$100 and one

Complete Custom Frame Job Valued at $200! from

Summit Frameworks. Winner anounced Aug. 24.



To enter, send your photo along with this form to: “Centennial Photo Contest,” 211 State St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411 or e-mail your scanned photo with the information below to

NAME ________________________________________ PHONE ________________________ ADDRESS ___________________________________________________________________ DESCRIPTION OF PHOTO CONTENTS

(approx. date/year photo was taken, identification of people, locations, etc)

________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like your photo returned. Or you can pick up your photo at our office at 211 South State Street in Clarks Summit. Photos will be held through the end of the contest, August 2011. We will gladly scan your photo entries at our office Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Endure earns Presidential Award

Abington Area Community Park will hold two free events on Saturday, June11, beginning with the 2nd Annual Forever Young Kids’ Fishing Derby in memory of Bud Young, a Centennial Family Fun Day will follow. Forever Young Kids’ Fishing Derby, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Lake Eston Wilson. It will be open for children under 16 with many prizes such as the “Bud Award,” “Catch and Release.” Permitted bait provided. Free hot dog and drink to participants; freeTshirt to the first 150 to arrive and those who are registered. Visit for rules, prizes and registration. Centennial Family Fun Day will follow from 1 p.m. until dusk, with demonstrations such as: wool spinning, fly fishing, fish grill-

WGA begins season


Recently the Abington Junior Comets Football and Cheerleading board members met to organize their annual Golf Tournament at Stone Hedge Golf Club in Tunkhannock scheduled for June 5. It marks the 18th year for this Captain and Crew event. Bob Horvath, the tournament’s director, stated “In past year’s we have had as many as 100 golfers participating in our fundraising tournament.” The tournament ends with a steak dinner and awards ceremony. For more information, go to


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