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Taking the LEAD

A benefit horse show for the Over the Hill Farm was held at the Aberdeen Stables. See Page C3.

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All ages pitch for playground

The Comm’s Playground Project Rebuild is underway. See Page A4. ABINGTON JOURNAL/DANIELLE ANTONELLO-SMOLLEY


ABOVE: William W. Scranton, 38th Governor of Pennsylvania, offers a few words at Centennial Day.

Class is in session

Stylings of the century O

n August 27, Centennial Day got underway with a Promenade along Spring Street at 11 a.m. Centennial Day Cochair, Julia Munley, an attorney with Munley & Cartwright, said the Centennial weekend highlighted “...the yearlong Clarks Summit Centennial Celebration.� Attendees of the events were encouraged to attend in period dress encompassing the Roaring 20s, flappers, 1930s, 1940s or 1950s. For additional photos of the Aug. 26 Centennial jumpstart event, the Ragtime Rumble, as well as Centennial Day, see Page A3.

The Community Classroom is set to begin classes in the fall. See Page A 12.


Finding peace at the Comm

The Waverly Community House will offer a meditation class in fall. See Page A 13.



ABOVE: Jenn Ochman, West Pittston, Queen Victoria’s Court leads the Centennial Promenade on Spring Street.

Robert Thomas, sensei of the 570 Dojo, hosted a self-defense training at Keystone College. See Page C2.

AT RIGHT: At the Riverside Rumble Aug. 26, members of the Centennial Committee are shown. Left side of automobile, front to back: Rosangela deFreitas, Ellen Beechko, Lorraine Durkin. Right side: Gerrie Carey, Julia Munley, Barbara Evans, Linda Griffin-Besten.

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Christy Clarke, of Factoryville, said her home lost electrical service for a few hours Monday. She said her family was able to keep power in the house running with gas generator. The Clarke property is shown above.

Storm effects continue Some Abington area residents still without electricity. BY DON MCGLYNN

ABINGTONS- The storm may have ceased, but effects of Hurricane Irene are still being felt by a number of Abington area residents. The weekend’s hurricane, which was downgraded to tropical story, left many in the Clarks Summit and Factoryville areas without electricity, and made traveling difficult due to numerous road closures. Travel restrictions forced Keystone College and Lackawanna Trail High School to cancel classes Aug. 29, and announce a two-hour delay Tuesday. Christy Clarke, of Factoryville, said her home had power all weekend, but lost it for a few hours Monday. She said her family was able to keep power in the house running thanks to a

gas-powered generator. Other area residents weren’t as lucky as Clarke, and are still without power. Mindy Mendicino, of Clarks Summit, said her home lost power at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, and was not restored until Monday night. Due to the loss of power, Mendicino and her family had to stay with relatives in Mayfield. PPL Electric Utilities issued a statement that they have been able to restore power to more than 153,000 customers since the start of Hurricane Irene and anticipate making strong progress in the days to come. “We expect favorable weather today, which will help our crews as they work to clean up extensive damage to our transmission and distribution systems,� said David Bonenberger, director of system emergency. “Restoring our customers’ service as See Storm, Page 10


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A sample of Rooted in community ‘Tapas Tuesday’

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BY KELLY MCDONOUGH Abington Journal Correspondent

For President of the Abington Community Library Board of Trustees Frank Santoriello, it’s all about his roots. Santoriello was born in 1960 in an orphanage in Brooklyn and adopted at age 2 by his mother and father. He is also the oldest of nine adopted children. Santoriello watched his parents, despite financial difficulty, take in approximately 50 foster children. His parents’ home was also a safe house for children who had been abused and removed from their homes. “There is nothing more important to me than family,� Santoriello said. Santoriello’s journey includes




having graduated from Grumman Aerospace Institute in Long Island, N.Y., in 1979. Frank “These were Santoriello the people who put people on the moon,� Santoriello said. He received a certificate in computer operations and taught himself the rest. He then worked for National Medical Management in Long Island. When part of the company was purchased by a company in Bethlehem, he moved with the company and stayed until 1985. From 1985 to

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BY JESSIE FOX Abington Journal Correspondent

CLARKS SUMMIT- Camelot Restaurant and Inn and executive chef Matthew Vinetti, known for “classic cuisine with a contemporary flair,� extend their reach further with seafood paella, served for dinner once a week in coordination with “Tapas Tuesday.� This plate showcases a medley of fresh seafood resting on a delicate bed of basmati rice. “It is just a little bit of everything,� says Kathy Tumavitch, sales manager. This dish, like many others, represents the diverse food served at Camelot. “We have an across-the-board menu so there is something for everyone to enjoy,� said Melinda Sanderson, general manager. “With our food we want people to feel satisfied, happy and content, like they really en-



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DAILY EVENTS September1: Dalton Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary meeting, at the Dalton Fire Hall at 6:30 p.m. RegionalBariatrics Bariatric Surgery Seminars, at the Keyser Avenue Outpatient Center in theCrossgates Plaza,1785 North Keyser Ave. from 6 to 8 p.m. Continues Sept. 22 and 29, Oct. 20 and 27, Nov.17 and Dec.1. Dr.Mouza Goova, MD, an experienced board certified general and bariatric surgeon will conduct the seminars and answer questions following her presentation.Seating is limited. Info/ Reservations: 504.2288. September 2: West Scranton High School Class of1956 Reunion Evening Mixer at Via Appia, continuing on September 3, 900 South Main St., Taylor. Friday there will be finger foods, music by DJ Tony Connor, dancing, and a cash bar. Saturdady will begin with a cocktail hour, dinner, and a program. Music by the “Magics” from 9 to11p.m. Info: 562.1682. “Look Out, Look Up, We’re Out and About!” Summer Walking Tour, beginning in front of Lackawanna College at Washington Avenue and Vine Street at 5 pm. The tour will take participants on a five-block journey through the downtown and will last about one-and-a-half hours. A Lackawanna Historical Society Volunteer will lead the tour, focusing on the Lackawanna County history of Education, Culture, Socialization, and Government. September 3:

Annual Salt Springs Celebration, at Salt Springs State Park from11a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Info: Scranton UNICO 5k Run/Walk To Benefit Cancer Research, at Courthouse Square in Scranton at10 a.m. Proceeds will bedonated to the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Cost: $20. Info: 558.8519. Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Volunteer Meeting, at11a.m. at Lackawanna College. Railfest 2011, starting at10 a.m. at the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton continues Sept. 4. Annual Craft Fair, at the Beach Lake Fire Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary. There will be door prizes and food and beverages will be available for purchase. Cost: $1donation per adult. Community Observance of the 142nd Anniversary of the Avondale Mining Disaster, at the Washburn Street Cemetery in Scranton at10:30 a.m.. The ceremony will include a color guard, taps, gun salute, reflections, speakers, music, and mining displays and actors. Rick Sedlisky of New York, formerly of Scranton, will be the featured speaker. Coal region musician


* In the August 24 edition, a photo and story regarding the Abington Senior Center featured incorrect information. The correct photo and information is in print on Page A2 of this week’s edition. * In the August 24 edition, a photo caption and credit were omitted. The photo appearing on A1 was a historical postcard courtesy of Jack Hiddlestone. It featured a 1909 view of the Tennant House at the point of the triangle of land made by State Street and Depot Street. In 1912, the structure was moved in its entirety, backward on the triangle, until it ended up facing the present day Clarks Summit Post Office. We regret the errors.


Abington Senior Center hosts open house Sept. 9

The Abington Senior Community Center is holding an open house Sept. 9, from 3 to 6 p.m. There will be entertainment, activity demonstrations, an art exhibit, basket raffle, bake sale and refreshments. New classes scheduled for the fall at the center include watercolor painting and meditation. The center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch is served daily at noon. For more information, contact the center at 570.586.8996. The center is managed by Telespond Senior Services, Inc. and funded in part by the Lackawanna County Area on Aging. Shown are 2011-2012 Site Council Members. Seated from left: Joan Berkoski, Wilma Kreher, Rachel Michaels, Ceil Alfano, Betty Schumacher and Clara Kozlosky. Standing: Kathy Stark, Pete Calabro, Rose Ann Aveline, Bob Gilbert, Ann Dickinson, Sam Gabriel, John Romanowski, Warren Watkins and Mary O’Donnell.

Jay Smar will perform. The event is sponsored by The St. David’s Society, Friends of the Forgotten, the Old Forge Mining Group, and the Anthracite Living History Group. Cost: free. Info: Closed: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Driver License and Photo Centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Sept. 3 through 5 in observance of Labor Day. Customers may obtain a variety of driver services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website,

Women’s Resource Center, Children of the Abington Heights School District whowill need winter coats, gloves and hats, Victims of the tornados in Joplin, MO, The Henderson Settlement in Kentucky, The Rose Bud Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Info: 586.6470 Sixth Annual Cindy Collins Kearney Memorial Breakfast Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel. Cost: $30 for breakfast per person. Info: 587.1029

is invited to come and learn about the mission of the Lung association and how they can help by starting a walk team and raise funds for the Fight For Air Walk. Info: RSVP required. Leave name and number at 823.2212. Register at scrantonwalk. National Association of Royalty Owners Annual Convention, at the Greenbrier Resort, continuing through Sept. 9. Topics and panel discussions include: The Marcellus, The Utica, leasing essentials, valuing minerals, royalty and taxation issues, and more. Info: 877.341.3244.

September 6: The Catholic Choral Society’s First Rehearsal of the Season, continuing Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the IHM Center September 9: The University at Marywood University. The of Scranton baseball team ProsSeptember 4: The Villa Capri group, composed of members pect Showcases, from12 to 5 Cruiser’s Car Club, Inc. Reunion from both Luzerne and Lackap.m. at Connell Park in Scranton. Car Show, Nay Aug Park, Scran- wanna Counties, performs saCost: $80. Info: bartoletcred, classical, Broadway and ton. Open to all vehicles; gates popular music. New members open at 9 a.m. Info: Joe Carra, St. Gabriel’s Retreat, runs to welcome and no auditions are 570.344.2014. Sept.11. Begins at 7 p.m. DirectMDA Labor Day Telethon, will required. Info: or 587.2753. ed by Rev. Lee Havey, C.P. of broadcast live on WNEP-TV Lackawanna County Women’s Saint Ann’s Basilica, Scranton. from 6 p.m. to midnight. NewsGolf Clinic, at Scott Greens Golf, Info: 586.4957. watch16 This Morning anchor Abington Senior Community Mindi Ramsey and Pennsylvania 455 Green Grove Road, Scott Center Open House, from 3 to 6 Township, from10 to11:30 a.m. Outdoor Life’s Don Jacobs, will continuing September 8,13, and p.m., there will be entertainment, host the first six -hour, prime 15. Six hours of professional time telethon in MDA’s history. activity demonstrations, an art Tune in to see compelling stories instruction from Scott and Corey exhibit, basket raffle, bake sale McAlarney from “A Swing for of families in our area, check and refreshments. For more Life” Golf Academy. The clinic presentations from local orgainformation, call 570.586.8996. nizations and businesses and how is open to all classifications of Rescheduled: Abington female golfers. Cost: $55. Info/ you can “Make A Muscle and Heights High School Back-toregistration: 963.6764, or Make A Difference for MDA.”. School Carnival, rescheduled for Oct. 21. Jazz Communion service,10 Pinked! on the Patio, from 5 to September 5: 42nd Annual 8 p.m. at the Abington Manor, Labor Day Bullroast, at Waverly a.m. First Presbyterian Church, 100 Edella Road, Clarks Summit. United Methodist Church from1 300 School Street, Clarks Sumto 5 p.m. Cost: Adults $12.50 and mit. The music will begin around Benefits American Cancer So9:45 a.m. Visitors are advised to ciety’s Breast Cancer Awareness children under10 $6. One Programs. Features hundred percent of proceeds will come early to have a seat. hors’de’oeuvres and cocktails. be distributed to benefit the vic“Pinked!” shirts and hats will be September 7: The American tims of the flooding in Plymouth, available for purchase. Cost: $25. Lung Association Kick Off LunPa., The Abington Ecumenical RSVP by September 2 to the cheon at Uno’s Restaurant in Ministerium Food Pantry, St. Dickson City on The community Abington Manor: 586.1002. Francis of Assissi Kitchen The



Editor: The Christy Mathewson Days Committee enjoyed another great event and we would like to thank the countless volunteers and community groups who make our weekend possible. The weather cooperated and the rain held off until all our festivities were done. We felt like the spirit of Christy must have been smiling down on us. Keystone College was instrumental in the planning and work of the weekend. The staff, under the guidance of President Edward Boehm, is involved in all aspects of the weekend. These dedicated individuals always go above and beyond to make the event a success. This year once again Keystone graciously provided the venue for the Christy Mathewson Days Documentary, followed by an ice cream social, provided the breakfast for the community on the college green, and was involved in all the weekend events. The partnership Keystone shares with the community of Factoryville is a wonderful and positive collaboration. This partnership is what makes Christy Mathewson Days such a memorable event each year.We must also mention all the support of students and staff of Lackawanna Trail High School, especially Dina Berrios and the Lackawanna Trail Cheerleaders. The kids’ quarter fair was organized and staffed by these energetic volunteers and all the younger kids playing the games had a great time. The

LTHS football team, cheerleaders, cross country participated in various events from the parade to running in our Big 6K race. Because of this support we had more runners participating in our race than ever before. A special thanks goes to the Coal Town Rounders for providing great music for our events on Saturday afternoon at Christy Mathewson Park. Special thanks also goes to all the businesses and civic groups that supported our celebration by sponsoring the Big 6K race, working the multiple concessions, making parade floats, and being involved with this community event. The list seems endless, as is our gratitude to all the volunteers and our wonderful local businesses. Lastly, we would like to thank The Abington Journal for the coverage of our celebration. It was wonderful to have such support from our local newspaper and reporters. Your reporters and photographers really captured the essence of our small town community and our tribute to our hometown hero. It would be impossible to name all the volunteers who make Christy Mathewson Days possible. It is a great thing to see that the spirit of volunteerism is alive in our borough and has enabled us to have another great celebration. Thanks to all of you that helped make it possible. Liz and Dan Ratchford Christy Mathewson Days Committee

Editor: MetroAction, northeastern Pennsylvania’s leading micro lender, is pleased to announce to the community that our 20102011 annual report is now available for viewing at Titled Home Grown Success, this year’s annual report features several of our newest borrowers who have overcome challenges and found success through the financing and training programs offered by MetroAction. It also highlights our expanded loan programs, awards, trainings and achievements. For nearly 35 years, MetroAction has remained committed to cultivating opportunities and supporting the growth of small businesses in northeastern Pennsylvania. And as our clients grow, MetroAction continues to grow, too. This year we increased access to small business financing, hosted a number of business development programs, and honored the entrepreneurial successes that surround us. MetroAction proudly serves nine counties, including Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Carbon, Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming.

Some examples of the work that MetroAction has done this year in the Scranton/WilkesBarre region are: Loaned $281,000 to businesses in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties; Provided 563 hours of technical assistance to entrepreneurs in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties; Hosted a number of seminars, webinars and programs to help entrepreneurs, including Small Business Institute, Getting Started with Facebook, and Marcellus Shale and Your Business, among others; Partnered with Scranton Tomorrow to launch “Main Street Scranton” a new façade grant/loan program to encourage eligible commercial property owners to make property improvements. Since its inception in 1977, MetroAction has been committed to providing the tools and resources that businesses need through all stages of development to increase their chances of long-term success. MetroAction is looking forward to furthering our mission of transforming capital into local economic development and positive community impact. Natalie O’Hara President MetroAction, Inc.

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Attendees at the 2009 Waverly United Methodist Church bull roast.

Where’s the beef?

Waverly United Methodist Church Sept. 5 BY A.P.H CLYDE Abington Journal Correspondent

Every year, Labor Day means three things: the end of summer, the start of the school year and the annual Labor Day Bull Roast at Waverly United Methodist Church Sept. 5. This year marks the 42nd year of the bull roast, and though the event lasts only from 1 to 5 p.m. or when the bull runs out, mouths are watering already. Event coordinator Holly Gilpin said the bull roast has become an area tradition that the Abington community looks forward to from the day after the roast to the next one a year later. “It’s just a great tradition,” she said . “People can see each other after a whole year… It’s like a big family reunion.” But this is not a backyard burger-and-hot-dog barbecue. Grillmaster Ron Whitaker takes the bull by the horns when he cooks more than 20 pounds of beef rounds on an open fire. The cooking starts at dawn, then Whitaker roasts steaks all morning until the carnivores arrive. Steak isn’t the only meat in the stew. In the past, only 10 percent of that year’s Labor Day Bull Roast proceeds have gone to charities. This year, 100 percent of all the money brought in will be given as charitable donations to sponsored impoverished communities: to benefit the victims of the flooding in Plymouth, The Abington Ecumenical Ministerium Food Pantry, St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen The Women’s Resource Center, children of the Abington Heights School District who will need winter coats, gloves and hats, victims of the tornados in Joplin, Mo., the Henderson Settlement in Kentucky and the Rose Bud Indian Reservation in North Dakota. “This year, the proceeds go straight to the people who need it,” Gilpin said, “We are a mission-minded church… We just want to help.” The first bull roast was held in 1969 by the Waverly United Methodist Church men’s group. Soon, their wives helped by making dessert. Then, in 1991, the Labor Day Bull Roast became a community event. Now, after 42 meat-filled years, it’s happening again. When the day finally arrives, the age old question of “Where’s the beef?” will be answered: Waverly United Methodist Church, Sept. 5, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


This year marks the 42nd year of the Waverly United Methodist Church bull roast.


ABOVE: From left - David Hunisch, on piano, Camille Reinecke, singing and Nicole Linko, on drums. AT RIGHT: Sharon Quinn, front, and Kathryn Foley at the Ragtime Rumble.


Bright moments in history T

he Ragtime Rumble Aug. 26 gave a jump start to the Clarks Summit Centennial Weekend events. The Rumble, presented by the Clarks Summit Borough Centennial Committee, was hosted at Nichols Village Hotel & Spa. “It’s all about our people,” said Julia Munley,


Former Pa. governor William Scranton, at right, greets 16- year- old race car driver Jerry Tunney of Clarks Summit , center, and Oscar Koveleski.

committee chair. “It’s really grassroots and it’s about each decade that has made up the history and the really important points in time that the borough and the entire Northeast Pa. have gone through and experienced, including all of the wars from World War I up until the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Everybody is involved.” Radio personality John Pullo emceed both the Ragtime Rumble and Centennial Day. At Centennial Day, members of Queen Victoria’s Court led the promenade down Spring Street and guest speakers including William W. Scranton, 38th Governor of Pa. and Lackawanna County Commissioners. Attendees were offered a variety of food and craft vendors, as well as artists selling their wares. Children were kept busy with Kidracers, courtesy of Oscar Koveleski; a visit from Jerry Tunney, a16-year-old aspiring racecar driver; and horses from Marley’s Mission. The second floor of the Borough Building featured bingo.


Seated, from left, Pat Savitts, Jean Savitts, Kathy Savitts. Standing: Walt Savitts, Mayor Harry Kelly, Kim Kelly.


Sylvia Hahn and Ben Josielevski at the Rumble.


The ABPA’s Clarks Summit Festival of Ice "Little Miss Clarks Summit", Mariah Mancuso, 8, with Centennial Sponsor Fundraiser Annette Barosi-Kalwaytis.

Guest bartender Ken Rudolph at the Ragtime Rumble.

Pasquale Macchirole, Hellertown, 10 -year -old Samson Caudullo, Yvonne Caudullo and 1year -old Emaline Caudulla, all of Clarks Summit, take in Centennial offerings.


Six-year- old Lily Haggerty of Clarks Green brushes “Mini Mom” of Marley’s Mission.


Five- year -old Payton Bishop rounds the corner while six- year- old Casey O’Brien is hot on her tail.

Queen Victoria’s Court members include, from left: Jenn Ochman, Bridget Conlogue, Kathy Chorba, Margaret Messana, Chloe Maloney, Gina Fiore, Mary Ann Rodeghiero.

Governor visits Tunkhannock Governor Tom Corbett recently met with the owners of Mountain Energy Services to discuss the positive economic impact the gas industry is having on Northeastern Pennsylvania and the company’s role in its growth in the Endless Mountains region. The Tunkhannock -based company, started by Ryan and Matt Andrews in 2009 with 10 trucks and a handful of employees to service the Marcellus Shale’s expanding drilling and completions operations in the local region, has grown substantially in two years. Mountain Energy Services now employs more than 200 locally based Commercial Driver’s License drivers,

both directly and indirectly, as well as office and field staff workers, according to company President Ryan Andrews. “Governor Corbett is very supportive of the industry, which promises to create more jobs and growth for not only our region, but for all of Pennsylvania during the economically challenging times our nation is facing,” said Andrews. Andrews and his family hosted a luncheon for the governor at the company’s Tioga Street headquarters to introduce the governor to Mountain Energy employees as well as representatives from gas companies his company contracts with who are working in the re-

gion. Mountain Energy Services provides vacuum trucks for dispatch 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with capabilities to transport fresh water, brine and drilling fluids. The company also offers additional services, such as frac tank rentals, site security services, road maintenance and field staff. The company is permitted with the Susquehanna River Basin Commission for multiple water withdrawal sites in the area and maintains the highest of standards in safety training, according to Ryan Andrews. Mountain Energy Services now maintains operations out of three Penn-

sylvania locations with a truck dispatch center in Wyalusing and a satellite company, Mountain Country Energy in Cameron County, with a pipeline division.

Shown from left: Ryan Andrews, Governor Tom Corbett and Matt Andrews at Mountain Energy Services headquarters in Tunkhannock


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Taking it day by day: Waverly Community House Playground Project

Shown above, Railfest 2010.

Steamtown hosts annual celebration


Rob Saunders, co-chair, and Chris Saunders, co-chair and Safety Coordinator, thank all who were involved in theProject at the groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 24.


Sadie Gilbert and Aiden Gilbert, children of committee member Rachel Gilbert, Waverly, help on the ’kitchen crew’ Aug. 24.


Maria Wilson, executive director at the Comm, and Ron Whitaker, supervisor of the Waverly Township, take a few minutes to thank everyone for their dedication and donations in support of the Playground Project.

BY KELLY MCDONOUGH Abington Journal Correspondent

SCRANTON - Steamtown National Historic Site will host its fourth annual Railfest. A variety of events will take place Sept. 3 and 4. The theme of this year’s family event is “A Celebration of Railroading.” Railfest 2011will help commemorate four milestone anniversaries, including 25 years for Steamtown National Historic Site. Visitors can expect the fun to begin Sept. 3, at10 a.m. when park superintendent Harold (“Kip”) Hagen will host an opening ceremony welcoming Joseph Boardman, president and chief executive officer of Amtrak, which will celebrate 40 years. Chief of visitor services and public affairs Mark Brennan said, “I think the highlight is the Amtrak 40th anniversary exhibit train that has been traveling the entire country this summer. It’s absolutely fascinating.” A special presentation of “Amtrak: The First 40 Years –1971-2011” will be premiered in the park’s 250-seat surround sound theater throughout the weekend. In addition to Amtrak, other equipment displays will include Norfolk Southern Railway locomotives by the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad, the Reading Company Technical Historical Society and the Anthracite Railroads Historical Society. Brennan talked about special programs, which include behind-the-scenes tours of the restored Mattes Street Tower and the Cavernous Office Storage Complex. Festivities will include big band railroad music, caboose rides, special shop machinery demonstrations and Union Pacific #4012 “Big Boy” locomotive cab tours. Brennan stressed that this family event will include many exhibits, such as the Amtrak Trails to Rails, Model LEGO train displays and the railway and locomotive historical society displays. Also taking part is the American Red Cross. According to representative Shannon Ludwig, “Summer has always been one of the most difficult times for blood donations and this season has been no different. In fact, it has worsened since our region has experienced some of the most extreme weather conditions since Jan.1.” There will be an excursion to Moscow each day. Trips will depart from the Steamtown Boarding Platform at1p.m. Excursion fares are $24 for adults16 to 61, $22 for seniors 62 and older and $17 for children 6 to15. Children 5 and younger require a “no-charge” ticket. Entrance fee to Railfest 2011is $7 for those older than15, and those15 and younger are admitted at no cost. Event partners also include Lackawanna Trolley Museum, which will offer trolley rides along a portion of the former Laurel Line. Brennan also mentioned there will be a trolley bus running between Steamtown and La Festa Italiana during park’s operating hours both days.

‘What’s New’ is theme for Tyler Hospital at Fair Labor Day in Wyoming County means it’s time for the annual Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair. Every year, Tyler Memorial Hospital provides blood pressure checks, education and homemade cookies sold by the hospital’s auxiliaries. This year the booth will also answer the question “What’s New at Tyler Memorial Hospital?” The Tyler Memorial Planning Committee is creating a photo display and recruiting volunteers to staff the booth during the multi-day event. The Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair runs from Aug.31 until Sept. 5. Last year, more than 1,300 visitors to the booth had their blood pressure checked.

Seated from left are: Angela Cook, central supply supervisor; Gayle Gipson, director of education and Diana Petlock, human resources associate. Standing: Mary Ann Place, manager of imaging services; Bill Weidner, plant engineering; Brenna Coolbaugh, quality manager and Diane Grasso, executive administrative assistant.


The Playground Project at the Waverly Community House was slowed, but not stopped by the inclement weather Sunday. The work continues as volunteers show up Aug. 29 to help finish the project.

Home stretch BY ELIZABETH BAUMEISTER Abington Journal Reporter

WAVERLY - The buzz of electric drills, the pound of hammers, scattered conversation and music from a portable radio all mixed into the background during the first day of the Playground Rebuilding Project ABINGTON JOURNAL/ELIZABETH BAUMEISTER Aug. 24 at the Waverly ComVolunteers work on The Playground Project at the Waverly Comm Aug. 26. munity House, where dozens of volunteers, friends and strangers, worked together under a hot sun and bright blue sky. Over the next few days, the physical scene changed as the playground was torn down and re-built plank by plank, and the sunny weather turned into wind and rain Aug. 28. But the spirit of the project, the teamworkoriented attitude of the volunteers and the coordinated efforts of those in charge, remained the same. At the Waverly Community Centers Playground Project Aug. 26, with the The playground, located at work of the first demolition shift shown in the background are, front, the Waverly Community from left: Melinda Ames, the center’s special events coordinator, and House, otherwise known as Abington Heights High School varsity tennis team members and project “The Comm,” 1115 North volunteers Chris Swisher, Jai Redkar, Luke Kazmierski and Mihir MulAbington Road, was originally loth. At the rear are Jose de los Rios, volunteer construction foreman, built in 1990. According to and Joe Williams, manager of Apex Waste Services. Executive Director Maria Wilson, when the playground at The Comm was inspected last, several safety regulations were found; the wood was splintering, and new safety codes have been put into effect within the last 20 years. While it is an updated version with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) on the deck and handrails and arsenic-free pressure-treated wood, the layout remains the same. The effects of Hurricane ABINGTON JOURNAL/ELIZABETH BAUMEISTER Irene this past weekend slightly hampered the efforts of the Keith Cunningham and Lenora Cunningham of Waverly install a support many volunteers who have been for the new playground Aug. 26. working to complete the project. “Despite the tremendous effort by volunteers, including people working on Sunday, the project was delayed by the hurricane,” Wilson said. “The project will continue this week in shifts and we hope to have it completed by the weekend. We have a core of volunteers led by co-chairs Chris and Rob Saunders who have been working around the clock to get it done.” ABINGTON JOURNAL/STEPHANIE WALKOWSKI According to Wilson, Waverly Twp. has provided “treThe Abington Heights football team volunteers on the Playground Project Aug. 27. Brandon Pacyna, left, and Jamie Henzes work together to sand mendous support” throughout boards. the project. Their entire road

crew has been involved with the construction. While Wilson acknowledged that some parts likely will not be finished by this weekend including a slide, she is hopeful that it will be safe to open. Wilson said a ribbon cutting ceremony will likely be scheduled in two to three weeks when the finishing touches are complete. The project is a total volunteer effort. Waverly Township Supervisor Ron Whitaker said in the Groundbreaking Ceremony Aug. 24, “I just want to thank everyone for coming out today…It’s a great turnout already. It’s just amazing.” Whitaker said he was there for the original building of the playground, and recognized a few other faces in the crowd who had been there as well. After the ceremony, he was found hard at work on a team pre-drilling new deck boards for the playground. People of all ages showed up to help and many were young adults in their late teens and early 20s who remember playing on the playground when they were children. John Mackarey, 20, of Dalton, was helping stain the new wood. He said, “I always played here when I was younger, so I came to help out and brought some friends.” Sandy Davidock, 44, of Waverly, who was hard at work with a hammer, said she came to help because her daughter plays there. “This is such a big project,” she said. “Every bit helps.” As the project neared completion, and threats of a hurricane also drew near, volunteers continued to show their determination and dedication, working to 11 p.m. Aug. 27 and arriving again the next morning despite the wind and rain, according to Chris Saunders, co-chair of the project. Saunders said it was fantastic seeing different age groups, churches and members of the community coming together to work. Saunders said that as of Monday morning, more than 600 people had come to volunteer since the start of the project.




Felittese Italian Festival begins Sept. 9

The Felittese Association of Old Forge would like to welcome everyone to this year’s Festival. It will be held Sept. 9 through 11 at the chapel grounds located on 146 Third St., Old Forge. For more than 20 years, generations of Felittese descendants held this festival and procession to honor their patron saint, Our Lady of Constantinople. This celebration is always held on the second Sunday of September. In keeping with tradition, Our Lady is honored in Old Forge and the town of Felitto, Italy, a Province of Salerno, on the exact same weekend. On Friday, the festival will begin with a ceremony at 5 p.m. on the chapel grounds. Father Richard Fox will give the opening blessing. Enter-

tainment for Friday will be provided by The Cadillacs beginning at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, the festival grounds open at 5 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Gold Dust beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Constantinople. In celebration of this day, a mass will be held at 10 a.m. at the Prince of Peace Parish, which is located at 127 West Grace St., Old Forge. Father Richard Fox will celebrate the mass. Following the mass, the traditional procession of carrying the statue of Our Lady of Constantinople will begin at the church and proceed to the grounds of Our Lady’s Chapel on Third Street in Old Forge. Everyone

is invited to participate in the mass and procession. Sunday’s festival opens at noon. There will be a special tribute to Sept.11 at 5 p.m. The evening entertainment will be provided by The Poets beginning at 6:30 p.m. A variety of homemade foods will be served, such as gnocchi, tripe, soffritto, porketta, sausage and peppers, cavatelli and broccoli, meatballs, pizza fritta, pizza, ice cream, Italian desserts such as cannoli, tiramisu, cheesecake, other assorted Italian pastries and much more. Theme baskets and Italian clothing will also be available. There is no admission charge. For details, call the Felittese Association at 570.457.3499.

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Rooting for the Chesapeake Bay BY BEN FREDA Abington Journal Correspondent

CLARKS SUMMIT - According to an executive summary from Strategy for Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, President Barack Obama declared the Chesapeake Bay a “national treasure” in an Executive Order on Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration. The purpose of the executive order is to protect and restore the health, natural resources and economic value of the Chesapeake Bay. The Clarks Summit Shade Tree Commission, along with the other shade tree commissions in the Abington area, likes to contribute to this cause for the Chesapeake Bay. The commission is doing its part by planting more trees around Clarks Summit. “Clarks Summit is currently 33.9 percent tree cover,” said Donna Zagrapan, president of the Clarks Summit Shade Tree Commission. “Our goal for the Chesapeake Bay initiative is to get to 40 percent. We, over the next 25 years, need to plant 89 trees a year.” The commission is offering the public bare roots trees to purchase until Sept. 15. Bare roots trees are trees that are

dug and stored without any soil around their roots. Instead of soil, the roots are dipped into a hydro gel. They are grown by the NEPA Tree Commission, which includes all of the Abington area shade tree commissions. These trees are lightweight and can be planted in front of one’s house or business. One of the most unique of the bare roots trees is the shade master honey locust, which has leaves that melt away when they fall on the soil so there is no raking necessary. It grows 1.5 feet per year and costs $82. The rest of the bare roots trees are the sugar tyme crabapple, which cost $95; the red sunset maple, bloodgood London planetree and the pin oak, which cost $104; and the red oak and the ivory silk tree lilac, which cost $115. People who purchase the bare roots trees can pick them up at the Department of Public Works garage. “We can help people plant the trees,” said Zagrapan. “I can help them select the site, select the tree for the site, assist in the planting and advise on the tree care. For details, contact Zagrapan at

Lori Moran of Clarks Summit tries her luck at the raffle.


Marisa Laporta Ryan, Erin Ware, and Jennifer LaPorta Baker enjoy drinks and food.

Gathering for a cure

Mike Santorsa and Michael Snopkowski play familiar songs for guests.

The public was invited to join the team, “Walk the Talk…for the Cure,” at a fundraising held at Patsel’s Restaurant located on Route 6 & 11 in Clarks Summit Aug. 25. Team members Carmina Rinkunas, Kristin Jungbluth, Elizabeth Kulkarni, Jennifer Biancucci, Jennifer Baker, Jacqueline Moscoso, Maureen Healey, Kate Walsh, Nancy Barrasse, Janet Blaum, Eric Jungbluth and Jack Walsh must each raise a minimum fundraising

Shireen Massoudi serves Philip Scheuermann of South Abington Twp.

goal of $1,800 with a team goal of $21,600 in order to participate in the 2011 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer to be held in New York the weekend of Oct. 15 and 16. Team Captain Rinkunas has been fighting breast cancer for almost six years.

Dunkin’ Donuts donates $19,700

Through a regional in-store fundraiser and contributions from local franchise owners, Dunkin’ Donuts of Northeastern Pa. announced it has donated $19,700 to support St. Joseph’s Center in Scranton. It is Dunkin’ Donuts’ second consecutive year working with St. Joseph’s Center, donating in total more than $42,000 since last summer’s initial fundraising program. Dunkin’ Donuts shops across Northeastern Pa. hosted a daylong fundraising event to raise money for St. Joseph’s Center. On July 20, all 54 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the region offered a free medium iced coffee to customers who made a donation of $1 or more to support St. Joseph’s Center. Local owners representing regional Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants presented a check for $16,200 at St. Jo-

seph’s Center Summer Festival and Telethon July 30, an achievement that they attribute to the support and loyalty of their Dunkin’ Donuts customers. Dunkin’ Donuts local Northeastern Pa. owners and franchisees donated an additional $3,500 earlier in the month to kick off Go Joe XIV, WNEP’s Joe Snedeker’s annual fundraiser for St. Joseph’s Center. “St. Joseph’s Center is grateful to Dunkin’ Donuts and all of its franchisees and employees who made this large contribution possible,” said Sister Maryalice Jacquinot, I.H.M., president and chief executive of St. Joseph’s

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DENISE VITALI BURNE An avid and nationally recognized suicide prevention and inpatient safety advocate, Denise established the non-proďŹ t Break the Silence in response to her brother Matthew’s death. Key to this mission is her desire to talk more openly about suicide so lives can be saved. Denise is president of Matt Burne Honda, Scranton’s familyowned Honda dealership.






Just like Sally Field in “Norma Rae,” Anna fought hard to save the thousands of jobs at Tobyhanna Army Depot. A Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and Board Member Emeritus, she champions our community and works to promote the achievements of local women.

Not only has Donna been serving the business community through her many roles at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, she donates her time and talent to numerous community groups. These include Circle 200, Luzerne County Diabetes Association and Junior Achievement, among others.



Best known as a television news anchor, Debbie’s very visible position, as well as her heart, put her in the limelight of raising funds for many community groups. She created an Emmy Award-winning special for the American Cancer Society and for many years hosted the Montage Cancer Survivors Celebration and the three-day, 24-hour Easter Seals Telethon.

Senior vice president of marketing at Penn Security Bank, Karen is deeply involved in economic development initiatives in the community and was instrumental in getting the Dress for Success program off and running in Lackawanna County. As a board member of Lourdesmont Youth and Family Services, she also devotes her efforts to aiding troubled teens.



Currently the president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Center, aiding children with developmental disabilities, Sr. MaryAlice has been responsible for great deeds at the helm of Friends of the Poor, the Board of EOTC and Outreach Director at Marywood University.

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April’s vision to help child-abuse victims was born from helping her own daughter through a brutal attack, resulting in the establishment of Marley’s Mission. Effectively using the healing nature of horses, this non-profit provides free therapy to children who have experienced significant trauma in their young lives.

A geriatric nurse, a published poet, a certified mentor, a mother, a former councilwoman, a community volunteer, and a former Miss Pennsylvania, Linda does it all. An active member of the Edwardsville Lions Club, she spends her spare time coaching young women in the Miss America scholarship system.

SONDRA MYERS Senior Fellow for International, Civic and Cultural Projects at the University of Scranton, Sondra literally wrote the book on integrating culture into public policy in the United States. She is devoted to strengthening the culture of democracy worldwide, doing it here at home as co-founder of Interdependence Day and director of the Schemel Forum.

GINA POCCESCHI-BOYLE When her brother, a police officer, was killed in the line of duty, Gina co-founded Fallen Officers Remembered, honoring those we have lost and protecting those who still serve. Her efforts have resulted in bullet-proof vests for local police departments and EMTs, scholarships to local criminal justice students, and much more.


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lege’s board, having Jack Duff, Richard first joined the KeysKrebs, Dorothy Macktone Board of Trustees ie, Diane Paparo and in 2000. A native of John Pullo Sr. have Scranton, she gradubeen elected as the ated from Keystone and newest members of the the Moses Taylor Keystone College Jack Duff School of Technology. Board of Trustees. Mackie has been active “Keystone College is in community orgaextremely honored to nizations, including name these five indiCovenant Presbyterian viduals with extensive Church. She has served qualifications as the on the board of the newest members of our Abington Heights StuBoard of Trustees,” said Richard Krebs dent Aid Fund. She Keystone College resides in Clarks SumBoard of Trustees mit with her husband, Chairman Harry DowMatthew D. Mackie Jr. ling. Duff, Horsham, The Mackies have one PD, is currently vice son, Mathew D. Mackie president of Carr & III. Duff, Inc., a leading Paparo, a 1976 Keyselectrical construction Dorothy Mackie tone graduate, owns company in Huntingtwo businesses in New don Valley. A native of York City. She serves as Philadelphia and a 1979 principal of Diane alumnus of Keystone Paparo Associates Ltd., Junior College (now a full-service interior Keystone College), he design consulting firm. completed the apprenShe also owns Diane ticeship training proPaparo Studio, a Mangram of the InternationDiane Paparo hattan business that al Brotherhood of Elecsellsfurniture, linen and trical Workers in 1983. hand-made rugs. Duff and his wife, Paparo and her husJudy Levering-Duff, a band, retired Keystone 1979 Keystone graduart professor Karl Neuate and published auroth, reside in Clarks thor, are the parents of Green and Manhattan. four children, Jacklyn, Pullo Sr., Clarks Caitlin, Amanda, and John Pullo Sr. Summit, is vice presiMariah. dent for ground sysKrebs, Lake Ariel, tems at Gentex Corporation, has been involved with Keystone College for years. In 1995, Simpson. A 28-year veteran of the company, he previously held he worked with Professor Howard Jennings to fund and com- leadership positions at Gentex in technology and business plete the College’s Nokomis development. Creek Bridge Project. Krebs and Pullo has been on the adjunct his wife, Kathleen, a 1996 Keysfaculty at the University of tone graduate, have two chilScranton, Wilkes University and dren, Dr. Michael T. Krebs and Pennsylvania State University. Matthew E. Krebs. Pullo and his wife, Angela, have Dorothy “Dot” Mackie reone child, John Jr. turns as a member of the col-



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Future middle-school students visited Abington Height Middle School for its orientation Aug. 17. Principal Michael Elia and assistant principal Eduardo Antonetti gave a presentation to students and parents in the auditorium, followed by a tour around the school.

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Seminar focuses on bereavement

Moving people toward restoration after bereavement and other significant losses is the focus of an upcoming weekend seminar hosted by Baptist Bible College graduate counseling program. “The Psychology of Grief and Bereavement: Contemporary Understandings and

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Lackawanna Historical Society dinner Sept. 14 Master Sgt. Kenneth Aten, of Factoryville, center, receives his award.

Factoryville soldier earns Warfighter award A master sergeant’s outstanding service enabled his unit to provide 98,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians serving in Southwest Asia with reliable, secure voice and data communications. In recognition of that effort, Master Sgt. Kenneth Aten, Factoryville, was presented with the 2011 Warfighter of the Quarter Award, third quarter, by Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong, commander of the U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command, depot commander Col. Charles Gibson and depot Sgt. Maj. Kelvin Spencer.Aten’s award was presented July 15 at Tobyhanna Army Depot. “I was honored,” he said. “I

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The Lackawanna Historical Society will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area at the LHS Annual Dinner on Sept. 14. The event will be held at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple in downtown Scranton. Monsignor Joseph G. Quinn of Fordham University in New York City, former pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church in Carbondale and founding chair of the Lackawanna Heritage Valley will lead the program for the event. The evening will begin with a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. The highlight of the evening begins at 8 p.m. with the world premiere of “Legacy: The Story of the Lackawanna Heritage Valley,” a 60 -minute WVIAproduced documentary. The film will be simultaneously broadcast from the Scranton Cultural Center and on WVIA television. The Lackawanna Historical Society is now accepting reservations, as well as sponsorships in the program book. Individual tickets are $40, patron tickets are $75 (includes a listing in the program book), and a table of ten is $400. The deadline for reservations is Sept. 9. For more information contact 570.344.3841.

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1993, Santoriello worked for Emery Airfreight in Dunmore in computer operations. In 1993, he joined MET Life, where he remains today. His job is that of a relationship manager for the executive group. It’s his responsibility to make certain all the technologies are working including those in jets and limos around the world. Santoriello’s stint with the library began when he was invited to join the library board. After a few years on the board and as vice president, he was asked to serve as president. “The library is one of the jewels and crowns of the Abingtons,” Santoriello said. “It’s almost the center of the community. And we have seen increased usage during these tough economic times.” Currently, the board is working on sustaining the library despite the budget cuts. “We’re always improving our services and looking for new partnerships like the one with the school district,” said Santoriello. “The purpose of that is to ensure if children are doing reports, we’re notified so that we have what they need.” Santoriello talked about how the rest of the trustees are critical to the library’s success and that they are a wonderful group of people. “We may be small, but we’re powerful because of the community we have behind us.” In addition to his duties as president to the Abington Community Library Board of Trustees -this is his third term- Santoriello serves as director of the Abington Heights School Board of Education and is up for reelection. He is also a member for the Abington Area Joint


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quickly and safely as possible remains our top priority.” According to PPL, the Honesdale, Pocono and Scranton region of Northeast Pa. has been the hardest-hit area, with about 49,000 customers still without power. The utility company expects a prolonged, multi-day restoration effort due to widespread wind, rain and flooding damage throughout its 29-county service area. About 123,700 customers remained without power at 7:30 a.m. Monday. “We thank our customers for their patience. We have more than 1,600 people working on this recovery and many dedicated, experienced crews throughout our service area. We anticipate that we will be able to restore thousands of customers today,” Bonenberger said Monday. They hoped to have a majority of the area’s power restored by Monday. But some areas might not be back in service until Thursday and Friday, as PPL continues to assess the situation. Additional crews were expected to arrive on Monday and Tuesday from utilities in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana to help restore service to customers. About 300 tree and line crews are working 16-hour

Meet the President Interests and hobbies: History, politics, flyfishing, canoeing Inspired by: My parents – adopting 9 children; 50 plus foster children and a safe home to children who were victims of abuse. They had more love and caring for those less fortunate and vulnerable. I try to live their example every day. Favorite place in the world: My backyard Favorite book: “Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens Greatest achievement: My journey is not over yet. I will have an answer for this at the end of my days. Idea of a perfect Saturday afternoon: Barbecuing and sitting back on my chair in the backyard watching the family, friends, kids and grandkids running around; swimming; being loud and happy. Can’t leave home without: A kiss from my bride

Recreation Committee, board member and past president of Leadership Lackawanna, board member and past president of Serving Seniors, Inc., member of UNICO National and is United Way Campaign Chairperson for MET Life’s Clarks Summit office. Santoriello has been married 15 years to his wife, Chaun. He has five children: Johanna, 18; Cherise, 20: Yvonne, 31; Kristin, 35 and Erik, 38. His six grandchildren include Dylan, 12; Samson, 10; Emaline Rose, 17 months, Gabriel, 11; Aiden, 7 and Kaleb, 5. Santoriello resides in South Abington Township. If you are a president or would like to nominate a president to be featured, contact us at or 570.585.1604.

days. A smaller staff of employees worked in the field during overnight hours to cover emergencies. PPL Electric Utilities urged its customers to stay safe, and has advised everyone to stay away from downed power lines and always assume they are energized. They requested customers to turn off electric ovens, ranges or space heaters that may have been on when the outage began. Customers experiencing prolonged outages can visit PPL Electric Utilities online outage center at for information on ice and water distributors. Also, customers without power are asked to report their outages at 1.800.DIAL.PPL or online at The American Red Cross also began to send out Disaster Assessment Teams this week to get a better look at the damage and see what needs to done next for the people affected. Donations for Hurricane Irene or other disasters are being accepted at local Red Cross offices. Donations can be made by visiting or by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.” For more information or to volunteer with disaster relief, contact 570.207.0112.

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How well do you know the streets where you live? The Abington Journal puts your powers of observation to the test with our new contest, “Pieces of the Abingtons.” Every other week within the paper, we’ll feature a photograph of a landmark, architectural structure or other local item in public view in the Abingtons. We’ll ask you to submit a guess as to where the photo was taken and what is featured in the photo. Then we’ll enter each correct answer in a drawing to win a $10 gift certificate from Lynn’s Hallmark in Clarks Summit. We’ll notify you if you win, and we’ll print the winning contestant and answer in an upcoming issue of The Abington Journal with the next contest photo. Winner #104: John Pisaturo of Clarks Summit Answer #104: Our Lady of the Snows Church property

1. Identify correct location of Photo #105, above. 2. Submit your entry by contest deadline on Friday, September 9, 2011. 3. Entry must include the correct location and/or description of the “Piece of the Abingtons” featured in the current week’s photo. 4. Entry should include your name, address, contact number (not for publication) and correct answer and be sent to: The Abington Journal, 211S. State Street, Clarks Summit PA 18411 or 5. Contestants can only win once in a 90-day period.


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sections of the Tapas Tuesday that feature an eclectic blend and classic cuisine. One of the feature items in the seafood tapas is the paella. Among the sizzling tapas section, which arrive at the table sizzling hot, are shrimp and garlic with fresh thyme, garbanzos with chorizo sausage and paprika. Other tapas sections are vegetable and cheese, which includes nicoise and fingerling potato salad among others. And pork tenderloin and beef tips, are part of the more eclectic portion of the tapas menu. Vinetti said, “Sizzling tapas arrive in a small metal vessel with and olive oil base, really rich flavors… It’s very aromatic and effervescent with the aroma of fresh thyme and herbs.” He plans to bring a large

paella pan to Taste of the Abingtons and prepare the dish on site. “I think Taste of the Abingtons is a great fundraiser and a good opportunity for us to give back to the community,” said Tumavitch. “It is a fun evening out to enjoy yourself with friends. The date also marks our one- year anniversary, so this is a fun way for us to also celebrate.” Dr. Joseph Soliman is the owner of this casual yet elegant restaurant. Resting quietly at the top of the hill, Camelot also serves as a bed and breakfast for a relaxing weekend getaway. “We want the service for people to be attentive while also being accompanied by a satisfying meal,” said Sanderson. “Inside, the atmosphere is sincere and inviting, especially in the winter when our fireplaces give off a warm glow.” Located at 17 Johnson Rd.,

Clarks Summit, Camelot is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. A list of events and more information can be found on, including “Tapas Tuesday” that started on August 16. This night is a chance for friends to get together, order great food, share a pitcher of red, blue or white sangria and relax to the sounds of Latin music. “At previous places I’ve worked and kitchens I’ve headed up, tapas has been a huge success. I just thought it was lacking in this area. The spirit of tapas is not only the cuisine, but also the family experience… More social as well as a dining experience. You get to sample a few different plates instead of just one, ” said Vinetti. In addition, there is a Sunday brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. featuring carving stations and a chef-

Want to Taste? What: The Rotary Club of the Abingtons Seventh Annual Taste of the Abingtons When: Sunday, Sept. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Nichols Village Hotel & Spa Cost: Tickets are $25 each and may be obtained from any Rotary Club of the Abingtons member or at the door. attended omelette station that began Aug. 21. The brunch includes traditional favorites like homemade pancakes, sausage, weekly fish specials, french toast with spiced apricot compote, oven roasted chicken and desserts. Cost is $21.50 for adults; $12.50 for children 6 to 12; and $5 for those ages 2 to 5.

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Visual Arts Call for entries for the Glenburn Township 7th Annual Art Show and Sale, the Glenburn Township 7th Annual Art Show and Sale will be on display at the Glenburn Township Building located at 54 Waterford Road, Dalton Oct. 2, through Dec. 8.The show may be viewed during regular office hours from 9 a.m. to noon or by appointment. The opening reception will be held Oct. 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. Cost: Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. Info: 570.954.1489.

MORE THAN MOVIES Dietrich Theater Erica Rogler

‘Comments’ ink-wash drawings by Susan Kendrot will be exhibited at the AFA Gallery September 1 through 24. An opening reception will be held on First Friday, Sept. 2, 6 to 9 p.m. at the AFA Gallery. “Taiwan

Sublime: Four Photography Masters” Visions of the Treasure Island featuring the photography of Chi Po-lin, Liu Chen-hsiang and Chen Chih-hsiung, Sept. 12 to Oct. 7 at The University of Scranton’s Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Cost: Free. Info: 570.941.4214.

Performing Arts

“Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrew Sisters,” through Sept. 3 at The Shawnee Playhouse. Cost: $28/$25/$15. Info: or by calling 570.421.5093. The Steamtown Original Music Showcase, Sept. 2 to 4, seven venues, 47 acts, three clinics. Cost: Hopper Pass $10. Info: The University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble at “La Festa Italiana” at Court House Square, Scranton Sept. 3, 9 p.m. Cost: Free. Info: 570.941.7624. Lecture: “Christian versus Secular Bioethics: Incompatible Visions of Morality and Reality” presented by Tristram Engelhardt, Ph.D., M.D. at the University of Scranton’s Brennan Hall Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Info: 570.941.4545. Up and Coming Comedy Series, at the Scranton Cultural Center, featuring Paul Lyons, Ron Placone, “Prospector” of Rock 107’s Morning Show and musical act John Niemiec Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. Cost: $16. “Butterfly’s Love,” performed by award-winning Shangahi Yue Opera ensemble Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m., in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Marywood University. Cost: free admission. Interdependence Day and Asian Moon Festival Performance: A Musical Journey to the East, “Silk


Mark Yanish of Graces Downfall, is shown above at last year’s Steamtown Original Music Showcase. Graces Downfall will perform at The Scranton Hardware Bar Sept. 4.

Showcase returns playing at seven different Scranton venues. Fans of all music will be satisabor Day weekend always fied as every genre is covered brings the same constants: throughout the weekend. cool weather, shorter days, “The whole goal was to bring the dreaded back-to-school distogether a lot of the acts that were cussions. But in northeastern Pennsylvania, is also has come to performing around here and basisymbolize the return of the Steam- cally show them off to the city of Scranton,” event organizer John town Original Music Showcase. The showcase debuted in down- Phillips said. “The biggest thing about this is I town Scranton five years ago at Heil’s Place. This year, the Show- want to expose a lot of the acts case will be held from Sept. 2 to 4 that play locally.” Phillips has been active in the in venues throughout downtown music scene for several years playScranton. ing solo gigs as well as in the People attending can expect to bands UUU and Ourafter. see clinics from the areas top Ourafter will be performing at songwriters, panels from music industry experts and more than 40 the showcase on Sunday. This bands performing on one night for year, Breaking Benjamin drummer Chad Szeliga will showcase his only $10. talents in a Friday night clinic, and Although the event is spread guitarist/songwriter Chad Taylor over three days, the bulk of the of Live hosts a music business action takes place Sunday. seminar Saturday afternoon. Starting as early as 2 p.m. and “I really wanted to give fans going well until the late hours of something to look forward to with Monday morning, bands like A Fire With Friends, MiZ, Nowhere the clinics,” Phillips said. “It’s almost like a pre-showcase kick Slow, Laser Sex, Super Bob and off to give everyone a little taste of Graces Downfall can be found

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and Bamboo (Sizhu)” featuring the internationally acclaimed Chai Found Music Workshop Ensemble, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. Cost: Free. Info: 570.941.6312. Chai Found Music Workshop with presentation, performance and hands-on demonstration of traditional Taiwanese and Chinese music and instruments for area elementary and high school children Sept. 12. 1 p.m. at The University of Scranton’s Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Cost: Free, pre-registration required. Info: 570.941.4094. Dietrich’s Fall Film Festival, starting Sept. 16, featuring 16 foreign independent and art films over 14 days. Info: 570.996.1500.

Daraja Children’s Choir of Africa that showcases the lives of Kenyan children through testimonials and traditional African song and dance Sept. 22 at 11:30 a.m. at the University of Scranton’s McIlhenny Ballroom in the DeNaples Center. Cost: Free. Info: 570.941.4094

Literary Arts

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 Writers Group, for ages 18 and up, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m., ongoing. Come and read your

the big night.” Phillips even expanded the national acts into the performances on Sunday night. Super Bob, a band that tours regionally, will be playing inside the Scranton Hardware Bar, and The Menzingers, a Scranton-based punk band that recently signed to Epitaph Records, will return to play at The Vintage Theater. Musicians aren’t the only ones getting involved. Local production company, 25-8 Productions, will capture the entire night by filming all the sets at the Scranton Hardware Bar for a planned documentary. The showcase falls at a great time, Phillips explained. Scranton’s First Friday and Italian festival will be taking place within the same three days. “The goal is to give people in the area something to do,” said Phillips. “A lot of people like to go to the beach or leave town, but between First Friday, La Festa Italia, and the showcase, you can’t really say there isn’t anything go-

work or listen and be inspired. All genres and levels of writing welcome. Cost: Free. Info: 570.996.1500.

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Drawing Social, AfA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton every Sunday, 6 to 9 p.m., Cost: $5 general, $2 student BYOB (Bring Your Own BOSU), Mondays and Wednesdays, 5 p.m. at Everything Natural, Clarks Summit. Instructor: Kevin Rail. Cost: $10 per class; $70 for 8 weeks. Info: 570.498.7885 Learn to read and sing Welsh, in preparation for

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the North American Festival of Wales to be held in Scranton, onLabor Day weekend 2012. Classes will take place the first and third Saturday ofeach month, 2 to 4 p.m. starting Sept. 17 at the first Congregational Church, 500 Luzerne Ave, West Pittston. Cost Free. Info: email or call 570.905.9074. Children’s Art Start, Saturdays, Sept.17, 24 and Oct. 1 and 8 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Artworks Gallery & Studio, 503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Cost: $50. all supplies and sketch book included Basic Drawing for Teens

Who plays Kim in "Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark"?

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Last Wednesday’s Gathering of Singers and Songwriters 10 was quite a celebration. We were delighted that so many of you came out to enjoy the evening. The Dietrich was just filled with glorious music from instrumentals on the banjo, fiddle and guitar by Jay Smar to George Wesley’s reggae inspired tunes, to Kate Jordan’s humor in “These Last Few Pounds,” to KJ Wagner’s positive message in her upbeat songs, to Donna Hill’s songs about perseverance. And of course, Lorne Clarke and Tom Flannery entertained us with their lively banter and amazing lyrics. Their songs, inspired by family members’ struggles with Alzheimer’s disease, were especially moving. We would like to thank Tom, Lorne, Jay, George, Kate, Donna and KJ for being so generous to us with their time and talent. This year’s concert was the best ever. Rehearsals also started last week for the Dietrich Children’s Theatre’s upcoming production of “Lon Po Po: A Little Red Riding Hood Story from China.” It should be fantastic. I love the script, and Sarah Henn always does a beautiful job on costuming. Plus our ensemble of actors, including Rich Ryczak, David Swanson, Laurel Radzieski and Doreen Schottman, are so energetic. Kids will love to see the similarities and differences between the Chinese version of this beloved folk tale and the Little Red Riding Hood tale that they are familiar with. During the play, kids will learn a few Chinese words and interact with the cast of characters. Performances will be held on Friday, September 9 at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 10 at 11 a.m. After each show, storyteller Fiona Powell and the actors will have a question and answer session with the audience. And the best part is that admission is free thanks to funding from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. Call the Dietrich at 570.996.1500 to reserve your free tickets, or you can pick them up at the ticket booth while supplies last. Dietrich fall classes will start up the week following “Lon Po Po,” visit for a full slate of classes for all ages. In September, you will notice, that we are offering pottery and sculpture courses for all ages at the Dietrich. From little artists and their moms, dads, and grandparents, to school age children, to adults, everyone will have the opportunity to experience working with clay. See Movies, Page 13

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Classes enriching the community

ny financial reports and economic statistics. “It’ll give them enough The Abington Area Commuknowledge to interpret what nity Classroom, a volunteer they hear in the media and put organization with a mission to, them in a better position to according to its website, “promanage their investments,” said vide the community with enDelaney richment and recreation Delaney has a Bachelor’s through a broad array of learndegree in economics from West ing opportunities,” is offering a Chester University and also variety of classes to the comstudied accounting at The Unimunity this fall. Multiple classversity of Scranton. She said es are offered in various catethat although she didn’t work in gories such as humanities, arts the field immediately after and crafts, health and fitness, school, she always maintained computers and business, and an interest in economics. “It’s food and drink. so important today that people Some of the courses offered have this knowledge,” she said. this fall are new, and others are The fee for the class is $60 repeats with fresh perspectives. and the deadline to register is A creative writing class will be Sept. 1. taught for the third time, but Pia Mazzarelle, of Scranton, with a new theme focusing on will be teaching a Spanish the senses, according to inclass, which she said will instructor Jane Honchell. She clude basic grammar, verb said the class will include instructures, forming sentences, class instruction, discussion, asking questions. She said that and activities, and time for upon completion of this eightstudents to read their work and week course, students should be it will focus on different types able to understand basic Spanof creative writing such as poetish phrases and travel expresry, nonfiction, drama and whatsions and be able to ask basic ever else the students wish to questions in Spanish. write. She said she hopes that the “People all want to write, but students will learn enough in like anything else, we procrastithe class to sustain an interest nate,” Honchell said. “But takwhich will motivate them to ing a class gives you the moticontinue learning the language. vation to write.” While this is her first time The class, she said, will be teaching this particular class, motivating, but without presMazzarelle said she taught sure, and without grades. “It’s Spanish for about 20 years at very low key and relaxed and friendly and non-stressful,” she the Scranton School District. The Spanish class will be said. held on Thursdays, starting It will run for six weeks and meet on Tuesdays, starting Sept. 6, at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church on Morgan Highway. The fee is $65. Pre-registration is required for all of the AACC classes, as space is limited, and registration information can be found on the website, One of the new classes offered this fall is “Financial Literacy: Basics of Investing”, with Pat Delaney, registered investment advisor. This class will be offered on Thursdays, starting Sept. 15, at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarks Summit. Delaney said the class will provide a basic background of ABINGTON JOURNAL/ ELIZABETH BAUMEISTER economics and business. She Pia Mazzarelle, of Scranton, is said students will learn about teaching a course in Spanish this the risks and benefits of differfall with the Abington Area Coment types of investments and munity Classroom. how to look at common compaBY ELIZABETH BAUMEISTER

Rev. Bill Carter, pastor and jazz pianist, shown above, will perform at the First Presbyterian church in Clarks Summit at 10 a.m. on Sept. 6.

20 years of Jazz in WORSHIP

The sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church will be swinging at 10 a.m. Sept. 6. For the 20th year in a row, the congregation welcomes a team of world-class musicians to lead an annual Jazz Communion service. The tradition of a jazz worship service began in 1992 when the church sought a substitute organist for Labor Day weekend. The worship leaders turned to their pastor, Rev. Bill Carter, a seasoned jazz pianist. He invited other musicians to join him in leading the service. It has become a standing-room-only event, and has continued as an an-


nual musical tradition on Labor Day weekend. The renowned musicians who will take part in this year’s celebration include Jeff Stockham on trumpet, tenor saxophonist Michael Carbone and vocalists Warren Cooper and Tim Norton. The core of the band will include the highly respected Presbybop Quartet, with Tony Marino on bass, Ron Vincent on drums, Al Hamme on alto saxophone, and bandleader Bill Carter on the piano. Music for the event will be drawn from the Presbybop Quartet’s eight CDs, along with music specially prepared

for this anniversary celebration. The band has garnered praised from jazz icon Dave Brubeck, who said “I love what they are doing to get churches to swing.” The group has performed all over the country, with recent concerts at Marywood University, Scranton Jazz Festival, and the main stage at the Chautauqua Institution. The music will begin around 9:45 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 300 School St., Clarks Summit. All are welcome to attend. For details, contact the church at 570.586.6306 or via


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ing on, and you don’t need to leave town.” Phillips never dreamed the event would grow to its current size, but it shows no signs of slowing down. BY MARY ANN MCGRATH

Music Schedule: Sept. 2: Chad Szeliga (Breaking Benjamin) drum clinic, Gallucci Music, 224 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, 6 p.m. Sept. 3: Chad Taylor (Live) music seminar, The Banshee, 320 Penn Ave., Scranton, 2 p.m. Sept. 4: Live music The Banshee: 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. including My Glorious Mess, Blue Sugar Riot, Jung Bergo, A Fire With Friends, and Family Animals. Hardware Bar, 519 Linden St.: 6 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. including Dive, Madrone, Chuck Shaffer Picture Show, Lemongelli, The SilenTreatment, MiZ, Graces Downfall, Super Bob, and OurAfter. The Bog, 341 Adams Ave.: 8 p.m. to 12:35 a.m. including Kawhei, Jason O, and Donovan Rice. The Vintage Theater, 119 Penn Ave., 2 to 10:30 p.m. including Rachel Clark, Tell Me Tomorrow, Skiptown Matty, Silhouette Lies, Down to Six, A Social State, Captain We’re Sinking, Luther, and The Menzingers. Kildare’s, 119 Jefferson Ave., 8 p.m. to 1:10 a.m. including The Artoos, Shannon Marsyada Group, Blinded Passenger, Kriki, The Sliders, Nowhere Slow, and Lost in Company. Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St.: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. including Kingsfoil, Laser Sex, Blip Blip Bleep, Rogue Chimp, Woody Browns Project, Robb Brown and Hammer, and Tom Graham. Trax, 700 Lackawanna Ave.: 9 to 11:40 p.m. including Melissa Kranhke, Chris Hludzik, and Kira Lee. Full schedule can be found on


Patrons of the Abington Community Library who enjoy its large print collection will find new titles, both fiction and non-fiction, ready for circulation this week. Newcomers on the large print shelves include: “Iron House” by John Hart. For 20 years, Michael, a fugitive from the Iron Mountain Home for Boys, has been an enforcer in New York’s world of organized crime, but when he meets Elena, he wants a fresh start with her. The mob boss’ son is intent on revenge against Michael. Fearing for their lives, Michael takes Elena and flees to the place he’s been running from his whole life: Iron House. “Newport Summer” by Nikki Poppen. Gannon Maddox, Earl of Camberly, launches a desperate venture into Newport society, hoping to trade his title for an American heiress’s wealth. When she encounters Gannon, Audrey St. Clair offers to guide him in some investments but she is not interested in her parents’ matchmaking efforts. “Picking Up the Pieces” by Mary Sheepshanks. In her 50s and recently widowed, Kate Rendlesham stumbles upon a country house in Yorkshire and immediately falls in love with it. She’s bursting with new dreams for her life. Meeting the owner, self-made millionaire Jack Morley, is an unexpected surprise, but eventually Jack has his own grand plans and dreams, for his house, for his future, and for Kate. “The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady” by Elizabeth Stuckey-French. The heroine of this dark comedy is 77year-old Marylou Ahearn. In 1953, Dr. Wilson Spriggs gave her a radioactive cocktail as part of a secret government study that had horrible consequences. Marylou has been plotting her revenge for fifty years and her plans snap into action when she discovers the now senile Spriggs living in Florida. 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.

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Sept. 15 at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarks Summit, and the fee is $65. Another course offered this fall for the first time at AACC is An Introduction to “A Course in Miracles,” a text published by the Foundation for Inner Peace. The class will be instructed by Cathy McAndrews, whose teaching experience over the past 30 years has included teaching English at Bishop O’Hara High School, writing at Penn State, King’s College, Marywood University and the University of Scranton, English as a Second Language at Northeast Intermediate School in Scranton and The Artist Way class at Tudor Book Store. McAndrews said via e-mail that the goal for the class is to “learn to reverse our thinking and to become aware of love’s presence.” She said that along with excerpts from “A Course in Miracles,” portions of “A Return to Love,” by of Marianne Williamson will also be read. Students will benefit from the class, she said, in that, “it will make a significant contribution to their lives, as it did to mine. They will sense a shift in their thinking. Practicing the lessons leads to an increase in joy and peace.” The course will be held on Thursdays, starting Sept. 22, at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarks Summit, and the fee is $65. Other classes offered by the AACC this fall include Understanding Jazz, Research for Writers, Haiku: Poetry of the Moment, An Introduction to Calligraphy, Rubber Stamping, Basketry: Making a Hand-made Basket, Precious Metal Clay (PMC) Jewelry Workshop, Introduction to Pastels Workshop, Fun with Batik on Ricepaper Demonstration and Workshop, Weave a No-Sew Sack, Gyotaku: Fish Printing Art Demonstration, Fiber Landscape, Dichroic Fused Class, Ballroom Dancing, Sprouting, Fall Pie Baking, Back to Basics: Baking Outside the Box, Sushi, Food for Fall, My Grandmother’s Manicotti, The Art of Sauces and Vinaigrettes, and Yummy Appetizers. More information can be found at




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With ‘The Anthologist,’ it was love at first read.

Falling in love with a book is a lot like having a mad crush on someone when you’re a teenager. Remember when you couldn’t bear to hang up the phone with him or her, even though you’d exhausted all possible topics of conversation and your mother was threatening to ground you for life if you didn’t get off the phone immediately, or how reluctant you were to close the door on the best date of your life? Well, once in a very greatwhile,Ifeelthatwayabout a book. Normally, I read at the speed of a bullet train, tearing down the tracks of a book’s pagessofastthatIsometimesfinish a novel in a day or two, but when I really fall hard for a book, as I did with Nicholson Baker’s “The Anthologist,” I can’t stand for the book to end, so I drag out my reading, rationing myself to maybe a chapter every few days. I managed to make “The Anthologist” last for more than a month. Nicholson Baker has been getting a lot of media play recentlyduetothepublicationthis month of his latest book, “House of Holes,” which is said to be both hilarious and filthy, according to a feature story in the“TheNewYorkTimesMagazine.” Baker has written several sexy books, but “The Anthologist” is not one of them. In fact, itsnarratorandonlyrealcharacter, Paul Chowder, has no love life at all since his long-time girlfriend, Roz, has left him. Paul is a semi-pro poet who is struggling to write the introduction to an anthology of rhymed poetry he has edited. Paul’s problem is that he’s a worldclass procrastinator and essentially a passive sort of fellow, and Roz, tiring of his excuses and of supporting him indefinitely, reluctantly calls it quits. Afflicted with what appears to be a terrible case of writer’s block, it’s no wonder Paul procrastinates;thepainofnotbeing able to write that 40-page introduction has unhinged him. Like all great procrastinators, he avoids coping with his assignment by finding other things to do. He spends most of his time rhapsodizing about poetry and having imaginary encounters with the great poets of the past. As we listen to all this, we learn a lot about Paul and also about poetry, specifically the kind of poetry he champions: the socalled “ballad stanza,” with its four-beat lines. One of the intriguing aspects of this book is that Paul addresses the reader directly. I almost


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In Sculpting Together, children ages three and four and their adults will create sculptures and begin working with clay on a potter’s wheel. Preschoolers in Young at Art will also explore a variety of methods of working with clay. Students ages 5 to 8 years old will learn handbuilding and sculpting techniques and will learn to throw pots on potter’s wheels. In the adult and teen class, participants will learn techniques for working with clay and will have the opportunity

felt as if Paul were on the phone with me, since he describes things he knows we can’t see unless he tells us about them. This use of direct address makes for a curiously intimate tone that establishes a relationship between Paul and the reader. Now here’s the thing: Paul has many flaws, and I should dislike this guy, but I don’t. Maybe I should even dislike the book, since nothing very much happens in it, but instead, I adore it. Paul is a very engaging character. He’s smart, maybe brilliant. True, he’s neurotic, but he’s honest about his flaws, very funny and rather sweet. How can you not like a man who says, “Truth smells like Chinese food and sweat,” or, who, when explaining what a poem looks like, says, “You can tell it’s a poem because it’s swimming in a little gel pack of white space.” Secondly, as you can see from the above quotes, Paul and the man who invented him take such joy in language. Here’s another example: Paul tells us he doesn’t think much of long poems because “they can all be cut down to a few green stalks of asparagus amid the roughage.” This book is so well-written that I wanted to underline almost every sentence. Baker’s attention to detail, his wry and very funny tone, his love of poetry and his ability to make it, and Paul, come alive for us make this book a treasure. Pictured on the cover of “The Anthologist” is a ripe and beautiful plum. On the back cover, the plum is sliced in half, and we see its succulent flesh. These illustrations are visual metaphors for the delicious prose that awaits you inside the book’s cover. Unless you’re a fellow poetry lover, you’re probably thinking that this is not your kind of book, but don’t be like your mother. Remember how she was such a skeptic and failed to see why you were so attracted to that skinny boy with the weak chin or the plump girl with her mop of unruly red hair? Instead, be open to the possibility that this book, like that homely date, might turn out to be the great love of your life. Jane Julius Honchell, who resides in Glenburn Twp., is a well-known features writer and columnist. She is an associate professor at Keystone College, La Plume, where she serves as Director of Theater. "See Jane Read" appears monthly in The Abington Journal.

to make hand-built pottery, decorative chargers, decorative tiles, vases, mugs and teapots. Call 570.996.1500 for class schedules and to register. Oh, and don’t forget to make reservations for our upcoming Oktoberfest Opening Night Gala on September 16. You won’t want to miss out on great film, food, beer, wine and fun. Tickets are $35 each. Call 570.996.1500 for tickets and visit for a complete listing of film festival movies and show times. As you can see, the Dietrich is so much more than the movies!

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Private music lessons, superior vocal instruction, and a special concert choir are available to area residents this fall through The Noteworthy School at Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit. The Noteworthy School offers quality teaching and guidance, building on the music program. With more than 25 students currently enrolled, the school offers private piano and vocal lessons for learners of all ages and skill levels. A youth choir for elementary and middle school students encourages younger students to become more engaged with music and the arts. The Noteworthy School is accepting applications for choir students. Family discounts are available. Registration details, schedules, and costs are online at For more information, email or call 570.585.9297.


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Betty Taylor from Ransom and Joyce Degilio from Ransom serve hot dogs at the block party.

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and Adults, Thursdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 from 5:45 to 7 p.m. at Artworks Gallery & Studio, 503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Cost: $75.

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Peace through meditation BY PETER SALVA Abington Journal Correspondent

WAVERLY- In 2006, The Kadampa Meditation Center, in Glen Spey, N.Y., opened its doors. The Meditation Center is a Buddhist Temple inspired by the vision of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso as part of the International Temples Project. “From the start, the goal of the center was to try to help people find peace in themselves,” said Gen Samten Kelsang, a student of the temple’s visionary. This fall the Meditation Center is running a series of meditation classes in Waverly based on the Buddhist teachings of the temple. Samten said that the meditation process is about “learning to focus on a positive mindset, or a positive experience.” “Meditation isn’t an escape. It is focusing on things in a positive way in order to find solutions to problems with a peaceful mind.” Samten explained that “when we experience a prob-

lem, it is what happens inside of us that makes us unhappy. If we learn to approach with a positive attitude we will be able to solve problems in a much more peaceful way.” Samten said that when he met Buddhism, about 30 years ago, it made so much sense to him. What he wants people to know is that these meditations are “very practical, logical and user friendly.” The main goal of teaching these classes in Waverly is to “give people skills to experience deep satisfying emotion freedom,” said Samten. The classes will mainly consist of guided meditation that is both practical and explained, followed by discussion questions. “It is always a relaxed informal evening,” said Samten. The first series of classes started Aug. 18 and will run until Sept. 22. The second series starts Oct. 20 and will run until Dec. 15. Classes will be held on Thursdays at the Waverly Community

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Two funny feet towards you trot, Dear Friend, oh please, forget me not. The middle of the animal now I mail, And soon as possible will add the tail."

Three in a series of four vintage postcards are shown above. Two have appeared in previous weeks. Save this to match up with the final postcard next week. Note the three installments of a poem, above:

The cards, postmarked 1906, are part of Huld’s Puzzle Series No. 2-a by Franz Huld, Publisher, New York. They are shared by Clarks Summit author and collector Jack Hiddlestone.

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Business offers a guiding hand through life For Shannon Sennefelder, 38, a Wyoming Valley native currently residing in the Poconos, giving up is not an option. She is always looking for a resolution, a way out, she said. And she not only employs this attitude in her own life, but encourages other women, through personal coaching, to reconsider the way they look at their own difficulties. Sennefelder started White Swans Consulting, a personal and professional coaching service, in the spring of 2010. Coaching is relatively new to this area, but has existed for many years. Her job, she said, is to work with her clients to

break things down to a personal or professional development area and create an action Shannon plan to get Sennefelder through the struggles that may have previously seemed impossible. “More specifically, it’s looking at how language and beliefs hold us back from getting what it is we want in our lives, whatever it is our dreams and aspirations are,” she said. She noted that people’s language is often self-defeating. Someone may say, “I’m not good enough,” or, “I’m not smart enough, not educated enough.”

Sennefelder said, “When those limiting beliefs are said out loud often enough, over time we commit to believing them. The shift would occur when we can focus on what’s possible personally and professionally.” She does both personal coaching, where she works with individuals, and professional coaching, where she works with companies. She said that a lot of times, the problems she witnesses come from miscommunication. People think that they aren’t valued, and so they don’t give of themselves 100 percent. “It seems like a hundred years ago that I was in a relationship where I was not valued,” she said. “And now

looking back, I can see how that laid the track for a lot in my life. And I help women to see their value and worth in what it is they do, and their contributions.” Separate from her work with White Swans Consulting, Sennefelder said she also volunteers for Marley’s Mission, a local non-profit organization that provides free equine-based therapy to children and families who have experienced trauma. She just finished a fourpart series there which focused on helping the mothers to work through their crisis. In the fall, she will be starting a new series which will be available to both the mothers and fathers. Her passion for not only

“It’s looking at how language and beliefs hold us back from getting what it is we want in our lives.”

“And that’s not an overnight deal.” She also said that what she likes most about her job is interacting with people, and in doing that, she recognizes an importance in Shannon Sennefelder, life coach focusing on their emotional intelligence and the whole person, rather than just their IQ. Sennefelder is married her work with White Swans, but also her volunteer work with three children: 19-yearold twin girls and an 11with Marley’s Mission is strong because of what she’s year-old boy. Her husband, Keith, is a V.P. at Mountainbeen through herself. The most difficult part of top Construction, Inc. She also works at The Universiher job, she said, can be ty of Scranton as assistant trying to get people to to the dean of the business grasp the value of a longschool and attends there as term commitment. “I can’t come in and fix people, but well as a non-traditional student in liberal studies I can offer you different with a concentration on ways to look at how you women’s studies. look at things,” she said.

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Leather, panoramic moonroof.


Premium, certified.








2006 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5S 81489A

2 door coupe, automatic, alloys.



Automatic, only 6,000 miles!

2007 TOYOTA CAMRY LE Automatic, 4 door.




2008 SUBARU OUTBACK LTD 22,000 miles, certified.















Only 7,000 miles.












Eddie Bauer Edition, DVD, 3rd row seating.




2 door coupe, automatic, alloys.









2004 VOLVO XC70 CROSS COUNTRY All wheel drive! 81445A


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2011 FORD F-150*





Auto., AM/FM/CD, 16” Alum. Wheels, Tilt, PDL, Pwr. Seat, Safety Pkg., Side Impact Air Bags, PW, Anti-Theft Sys., Keyless Entry, Message Center, Cruise Control, 1st & 2nd Air Curtains


M O S.


Auto., AM/FM/CD, Alum. Wheels, Tilt, Pwr. Seat, Safety Pkg., Side Impact Air Bags, Anti-Theft Sys., Keyless Entry, Message Center, 1st & 2nd Air Curtains, PW, PDL,


M O S.

FORD REBATE..........................500 FORD BONUS REBATE...........1,000 FMCC REBATE.........................500 OFF LEASE REBATE...............1,250 FORD REGIONAL DISCOUNT OFF MSRP.....445 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP......871

FORD REBATE..........................500 FORD BONUS REBATE...........1,000 FMCC REBATE.........................500 OFF LEASE REBATE...............1,250 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP...346

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 9/5/11.


Auto., CD, Alum. Wheels, Tilt, PW, PDL, Pwr. Seat, Safety Pkg., Anti-Theft Sys., Keyless Entry, Message Center, Cruise, 1st & 2nd Air Curtains, Keyless Entry, Sirius Satellite Radio,


M O S.


Auto., CD, Alum. Wheels, Tilt, PW, PDL, Pwr. Seat, Safety Pkg., Anti-Theft Sys., Keyless Entry, Message Center, Cruise, 1st & 2nd Air Curtains, Keyless Entry, Sirius Satellite Radio,


PLUS FORD REBATE..........................500 FORD BONUS REBATE...........1,000 FMCC REBATE.........................500 OFF LEASE REBATE...............1,250 FORD REGIONAL DISCOUNT OFF MSRP..1,445 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP.....1,251

FORD REBATE..........................500 FORD BONUS REBATE...........1,000 FMCC REBATE.........................500 OFF LEASE REBATE...............1,250 FORD REGIONAL DISCOUNT OFF MSRP..1,445 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP.....1,086

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 9/5/11.

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 9/5/11.

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

Just Minutes from Scranton or W-B

M O S.



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412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

Rare, Exclusive Opportunity To Own...


2002 BMW 745i The Flagship of


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

CHEVROLET `95 BLAZER 122,200 miles,

automatic, allwheel drive, 4 door, air conditioning, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, power seats, all power, cruise control, AM/FM radio, CD player, keyless entry, leather interior, rear defroster, rear windshield wiper, tinted windows, custom wheels, $3,200. 570-332-4343 Call before 9:00 p.m.

412 Autos for Sale

BMW `00 323I

Black w/ tan leather interior. All power. 6 cylinder. Sun roof. Recently inspected. New tires. 140K miles. $6,800 (570) 868-6986

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

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 $20,500. 570-825-8888 or 626-297-0155 Call Anytime!

BMW `93 325 IC Convertible,

Metallic Green Exterior & Tan Interior, 5 Speed Transmission, Heated Seats. 2nd Owner, 66k Miles. Excellent Condition, Garage Kept, Excellent Gas Mileage. Carfax available. Price reduced $7,995 or trade for SUV or other. Beautiful / Fun Car. 570-388-6669

BMW `99 M3

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

1954 MERCURY MONTEREY WOODY WAGON 100 point restoration. $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

Call 570-650-0278

BUICK `05 LESABRE Garage kept. 1 owner. Local driving, very good condition. 53,500 miles. Asking $9,700 (570) 457-6414 leave message


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

CHEVROLET `01 MONTE CARLO 1 owner. V6. Beauti-

ful, shiny, burgundy, garage kept. New tires, brakes & inspection. Well maintained. Must see. $3,895. Call 570-313-5538


Convertible with Hard Top. AM/FM. 6 disc CD. 117 K miles. Stage 2 Dinan suspension. Cross drilled rotors. Cold air intake. All maintenance records available. $14,695. 570-466-2630

Shinny midnight blue metallic. Like new with all power options: sunroof, rear spoiler and aluminum wheels. Very well maintained. $4,295. (570) 313-5538



Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

HELP WANTED McCarthy Tire Service Co., has the following immediate full time openings for the following positions at our location on Kidder St: • Commercial Truck Tire Technician – Successful candidate must possess a valid Class A or B CDL, experience in changing large off the road tires preferred but not necessary, as training will be provided, must be willing to work flexible hours and be able to pass a DOT physical. • Tire Technician/Road Service – Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a DOT physical. Experience in changing/fixing tires is preferred, but not necessary, as training will be provided. Must be able to work flexible hours, including on call night service, including weekends. Double time paid for all after hours worked. • Light Truck/Passenger Auto Technician – Must have experience with repairing malfunctioning vehicles, periodical servicing of vehicles to include automotive air conditioning systems, electrical and computer diagnostics experience would be very helpful. Must have own tools and must have experience in changing and fixing tires. PA State Inspection and Emissions license necessary. Call Guy at 570.822.3151 for more information. We offer a very competitive pay rate and benefits package, that includes medical, dental, vision, vacation time, and 401(K) program with company match. Interested applicants may apply in person at 340 Kidder St, Wilkes-Barre, or call Jeff, Mike or Bob in Truck Service at 570.822.3151 for more information.

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

V-8. 5.7 liter. 345 Horse Power. Automatic. 56,000 miles. Pewter metallic. Hatch Back. Glass top. Air conditioning. Leather interior. Power seat, locks & windows. Bose AM/FM stereo. Cassette/CD Player. Very good to excellent condition. $17,500 SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY

(570) 696-0424


black and red interior. 9,700 miles, auto, HUD, removable glass roof, polished wheels, memory package, Bose stereo and twilight lighting, factory body moldings, traction control, ABS, Garage kept - Like New. $27,000 (570) 406-2462


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. $13,750. 570-362-1910

DODGE `06 STRATUS Only 55K. Brand

new tires, plugs, wires, oil. Excellent Condition. $6,995 (570) 562-1963

FORD `04 MUSTANG Mach I, 40th

ANNIVERSARY EDITION V8, Auto, 1,400 miles, all options, show room condition. Call for info. Asking $24,995 Serious inquiries only. 570-636-3151


63,000 highway miles, silver, runs great, $11,500. negotiable. 570-479-2482



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


6 CD changer. Moonroof. Heated seats. Power locks. Black with beige leather interior. 104,000 miles. $9,200 (570) 474-9563 (570) 592-4394

GET THE WORD OUT with a Classified Ad. 570-829-7130


V6 EXL. 77K miles. 1 owner with maintenance records. Slate blue with leather interior. Sunroof. Asking $12,500. Call 570-239-2556


4 door sedan. Like new condition. Brilliant blue exterior with beige hides. Car is fully equipped with navigation system, V-8, automatic, climate control AC, alarm system, AM/FM 6 disc CD, garage door opener. 42,000 original miles. $9,750 Call (570) 288-6009


Gorgeous sleek Jaguar. Mint condition inside & out. Metallic silver with black leather interior. 4 new tires. Freshly serviced with sticker. Well kept cat! $14,900. 570-885-1512

548 Medical/Health


The Development Assistant provides administrative support for the Director of Development Responsibilities include: - Assists with fundraising event preparations and day-of-event activities - Maintains Event calendar - Prepares acknowledgment letters - Responds to queries from prospective donors, sponsors and vendors Must have: - A high school degree; College degree preferred. - Previous event planning experience, 2 years administrative experience - Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher - Excellent written and verbal communication skills - Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy - Ability to work effectively with others and demonstrate diplomacy skills to work independently and meet established deadlines - Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings/weekends for special events. - Part Time position available. Please reply to: recruiter@friendshiphousePA.Org Or mail resume to: Friendship House c/o Human Resources, 1509 Maple Street, Scranton, Pa 18505 visit us On-Line at

412 Autos for Sale

LEXUS `05 GX 470

Gray with gray leather interior. Like new condition. Garage kept. 60K miles. Navigation, premium audio, DVD & 3rd row seat. $26,450 (570) 417-1212

LEXUS `98 LS 400

Excellent condition, garage kept, 1 owner. Must see. Low mileage, 90K. Leather interior. All power. GPS navigation, moon roof, cd changer. Loaded. $9,000 or best offer. 570-706-6156

MAZDA 2 `11

Low mileage, 197 miles. Selling due to death in family. Lime green. Loaded. $14,000. Call 570-788-4354

MAZDA 3 `05

Velocity Red 4 door sedan. Automatic. Only 51,500 miles. Tons of options, perfect condition. Asking $10,500. Please call or text 570-991-0812

415 Autos-Antique & Classic

415 Autos-Antique & Classic

CHEVROLET `81 CORVETTE Very good condi-


tion. 350 engine, classic silver with black bottom trim, all original, registered as an antique vehicle, removable mirror tops. 66,000 miles, chrome wheels & tires in very good shape, leather interior, garage kept. Must see to appreciate. Asking $9,000 or willing to trade for a newer Pontoon boat. Call 570-545-6057



All original $12,000

MERCEDES ‘76 450 SL $24,000


Kit Car $9,000 (570) 655-4884


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

MINI COOPER`08 CLUBMAN Ssilver Sparkling

metallic. Roof and mirror caps in black. Black leather interior. Automatic steptronic paddles. Dual moon roof. Cold weather package. Dynamic stability control. Excellent Condition. 33,600 miles. Just Serviced. 30 MPG City. Factory warranty to 50K miles. $20,995 (570) 472-9909 (570) 237-1062

PONTIAC ‘69 FIREBIRD 400 CONVERTIBLE Blue/white top & white interior. Recent documented frame-off restoration. Over $31,000 invested. will sell $19,900. 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

PORSCHE `85 944 Low mileage,

110,000 miles, 5 speed, 2 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, power windows, power mirrors, AM/FM radio, CD changer, leather interior, rear defroster, tinted windows, custom wheels, $8,000. (570) 817-1803

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SAAB `06 93

A E R O s p o r t . Leather interior. Heated seats. Sunroof. Good condition. $9,000. Serious inquiries only. Call 570-760-8264

SATURN `96 SL 122,000 miles.

Black. Runs good. $1,500 or best offer Call 570-417-5596 or 570-819-3185 leave a message.

TOYOTA `01 SOLARA SE 180k miles all highway. 4 cylinder, auto. 1 owner, all power, am/fm/cd. Moon roof, rear spoiler, remote starter. All record receipts. $3,900 (570) 693-0648

VOLKSWAGEN `04 Beetle - Convertible

GREAT ON GAS! Blue. AM/FM cassette. Air. Automatic. Power roof, windows, locks & doors. Boot cover for top. 22k. Excellent condition. Garage kept. Newly Reduced $14,000 570-479-7664 Leave Message

415 Autos-Antique & Classic

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

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


3 on the tree with fluid drive. This All American Classic Icon runs like a top at 55MPH. Kin to Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, Imperial Desoto, built in the American Midwest, after WWII, in a plant that once produced B29 Bombers. In it’s original antiquity condition, with original shop & parts manuals, she’s beautifully detailed and ready for auction in Sin City. Spent her entire life in Arizona and New Mexico, never saw a day of rain or rust. Only $19,995. To test drive, by appointment only, Contact Tony at 570-899-2121 or penntech84th@


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


Tudor sedan. Road ready. Engine rebuilt. Interior upholstery in very good condition. 2nd brake lot and turn signals added for safety. In primer, ready for your color. Asking $8,500 or best offer. Call 570-675-4237

FORD SALEEN ‘04 281 SC Coupe

1,000 miles document. #380 Highly collectable. $28,500 570-472-1854

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. $7,995. 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

Must Sell! Appraised for $9,200 • All original

45,000 miles • 350 Rocket engine • Fender skirts • Always garaged Will sell for $6,000 Serious inquires only 570690-0727


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


Boats & Marinas


15 Evinrude/55 lb. min. anchor, oars, seats, etc. Ready to go, just add poles & bait. $2,995. 570-751-8689 BOAT: 14 foot V-BOT Aluminum boat with trailer and 9.9 hp MERC motor. $800. or best offer. Call 570-825-2294


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

STUDEBAKER ‘31 Rumble seat, Coupe Good condition. Call for details (570) 881-7545


Kawasaki` 93 ZX11D NINJA LIKE NEW 8900 Original

miles. Original owner. V@H Exhaust and Computer. New tires. $3,800. 570-574-3584


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


12,000 miles. With windshield. Runs excellent. Many extras including gunfighter seat, leather bags, extra pipes. New tires & battery. Asking $4,000 firm. (570) 814-1548

442 RVs & Campers


Travel trailer. 39 ft., 4 slide outs, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath rooms, microwave, awning, tinted windows, Brand new. Have no pets or smokers. Much more!!!!! $33,000 (cell) 682-888-2880

in classified!


with 2007 Hoosier trailer. 1996 Mercury 90hp motor/ less than 100 hours. Reduced to $10,500. Call 570-215-0123


Boat Parts/ Supplies

LADDER folding boat ladder, three steps, in excellent condition, $20 Call 570-328-5611 or 570-328-5506


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



BMW ‘07 K1200 GT

Low mileage. Many extras. Clean. $9,500 (570) 646-2645

HARLEY DAVIDSON `03 100th Anniversary

Edition Deuce. Garage kept. 1 owner. 1900 miles. Tons of chrome. $38,000 invested. A must see. Asking $18,000. OBO 570-706-6156


Road King Classic FLHRC. Burgundy / Cream. Driver & Passenger back rest, grips, battery tender, cover. Willie G accessories. 19k miles. $14,400 or best offer. Call 262-993-4228

nal antique show winner. Factory spot lights, wide white tires, biggest Harley built. Only 28,000 original miles! Never needs inspection, permanent registration. $7,995 570-905-9348

KAWASAKI` 05 NINJA 500 Blue Ninja 500 with

3300 mi. Current PA State Inspection. Never dropped or dumped. Must sell, moving to Florida. $3,000. 570-237-5947


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


1100 Custom. 5800 miles, light bar, cobra exhaust, windshield, many extras, must sell. $4,900. Call 570-301-3433

442 RVs & Campers


EQUIPMENT/BOBCAT Line up a place to live TRAILER

MERCEDES-BENZ `73 HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘80 Soft riding FLH. of the High450SL with King way! Mint origiConvertible

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


Travel Trailer. 29’, mint condition, 1 slide out a/c-heat. Stove, microwave, fridge, shower inside & out. Many more extras, including hitch equipment and sway bars. Reduced. $12,500. Call 570-842-6735


25’ travel trailer A/C. Bunk beds. New fridge & hot water heater. Excellent condition. $3,900. 570-466-4995


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

TRAVEL TRAILER 33 ft 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



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


Ford V10. Excellent condition. 8,700 miles. 1 slide out. 2 awnings. 2 colored TVs, generator, back up camera, 2 air conditioners, microwave/convection oven, side by side refrigerator with ice maker, washer/dryer, queen size bed. $37,900 negotiable (570) 288-4826 (570) 690-1464

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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.


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. 2 storage trailers. 570-814-4790

Collect cash, not dust! Clean out your basement, garage or attic and call the Classified department today at 570829-7130!

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


AWD, Fully loaded, 1 owner, 22,000 miles. Small 6 cylinder. New tires. Like new, inside & out. $13,900. Call (570) 540-0975

Looking for the right deal on an automobile? Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions! 17’ box. Excellent running condition. Very Clean. $4,300. Call 570-287-1246


SLE Package. 2WD. Very Clean. 105,000 miles. $3,500. (570) 283-3184 (570) 696-4358


Auto Parts

All Junk Cars & Trucks Wanted Highest Prices Paid In CA$H




2 wheel drive 84,000 original miles $5,900. or best offer 570824-3096


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


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. Trade in’s accepted. 570-466-2771


507 Banking/Real Estate/Mortgage Professionals

CONTROLLER First Keystone Community Bank, a progressive and community focused, financial institution with $800M in assets and 16 offices located in northeastern Pennsylvania, has an opening for a fulltime Controller. Successful candidate will be responsible for managing the Accounting Department to support the finance reporting/control activities. Duties include maintaining and analyzing various accounting systems; compliance to bank policies and regulations; risk management and report preparation. Applicants must possess a B.S. or B.A. degree in accounting or a related field. Five years’ experience in bank accounting, bank regulatory reporting and SEC reporting is required. An unblemished regulatory record is a must. This is a management position with opportunities for career advancement. Position requires strong PC skills, proficiency in Excel, solid communication and organizational skills. We offer a competitive compensation rate and an excellent benefit package. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements or submit application to:

Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

GasSearch Drilling Services Corporation is looking for the following positions: • Fleet Administrator (office based) • Night-time Water Truck/Tanker drivers (CDL required) • Heavy Equipment operators - Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance - 401K - Quarterly Safety Bonus - Paid Holidays - Paid Vacation Must apply within GasSearch Drilling Services Corporation 8283 Hwy 29 Montrose, PA 18801 570-278-7118

527 Food Services/ Hospitality


Dickson City/ Wilkes-Barre Area Now accepting applications for full time salaried & part time hourly managers. Restaurant management experience is required. Weekends & nights are required. Send resume to



Limited. Leather. 7 passenger.Remote doors. DVD player, premium sound. Rear A/C. 57,800 miles. $8,995. Call 570-947-0771


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. $2,595 386-334-7448 Wilkes-Barre


Logistics/ Transportation

DRIVERS $7500 sign on teams. 51.3 per mile. $2,000 sign on driver, 43.7 per mile. CDL-A HAZMAT. 1-877628-3748 DRIVERS CDL-A experienced OTR. Regional lines. HOME MOST WEEKENDS. Up to $3,000 BONUS. Up to $.50 per mile. 888-463-3962 6 months OTR experience & CDL required. www. DRIVERS Class A drivers needed regional or OTR great pay, paid orientation, 401k, health coverage $1500 sign on bonus through 9/30/11. ONLINE TRANSPORT 877997-8999 apply at DRIVERS No experience, no problem, 100% paid CDL training. Immediate benefits. 20/10 program. Trainers earn up to $.49 per mile. CRST VAN EXPEDITED 800-326-2778 DRIVERS top pay on excellent runs. Marten just raised pay/rates. Regional runs, steady miles, frequent hometime, new equipment. CDL-A 6 months experience required. EEOE/AAP 866-322-4039 www.Drive4Marten. com

Let the Community Know! Place your Classified Ad TODAY! 570-829-7130 DRIVERS/REGIONAL Owner/Operators, Tractor Trailer. Earn $2500 to $3000 per week. Fuel card, EZ pass, Qualcomm 95% drop & hook. Home weekends, weekly settlements. 215-638-1130 x 177 or 148

548 Medical/Health


Full time. We have an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated, experienced BMET’s. Candidate should have an AS degree or equivalent experience, and possess strong communication skills. We offer a competitive compensation package & a co-operative stable work environment. Send resume to: c/o Times Leader Box 2725 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250


4x4. garage kept. Showroom condition, fully loaded, every option 34,000 miles. REDUCED $15,900 (570)825-5847

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

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

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

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

MERCURY `07 MARINER One owner. Luxury

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.



BUYING 10am to 6pm

39 Prospect St • Nanticoke


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548 Medical/Health


Full Time


2p-10p Full Time

CNA’S & NURSES Per Diem, All Shifts Competitive Salary & Benefits Package Golden Living Center Summit 50 N. Pennsylvania Avenue Fax 570-825-9423 or pamela.smith2@ EOE M/F/D/V


A part-time position for a RN/LPN at the Shickshinny Health Center, Shickshinny, PA is available for three days a week. The hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Please go to for salary and location information. EOE M/F/V/H AA



Jewelry Assembly, Office Billing, Sales. Monday-Friday. 570-824-5492.


Logistics/ Transportation



AIRLINES ARE HIRING. Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified, housing available. Aviation Institute of Maintenance. 888-834-9715

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

Find that new job.

The Times Leader Classified section.

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


Logistics/ Transportation




Fire and water damage restoration contractor seeks a motivated leader to manage the contents division. Roles to include, but are not limited to; overseeing cleaning crews, pack-out crews, correspondence with claims adjusters, report preparation and estimating. Proficiency in computers a must. Salary based upon experience.

CARPENTERS/ CARPENTER HELPERS Experienced carCall 829-7130 to place an employment ad. ONLY ONL NLY ONE N LE LEA L LEADER. E DER.


Logistics/ Transportation

penter and/or carpenter helper needed for fire and water damage restoration and reconstruction. Salary based upon experience.


organization and computer skills a must. Salary based upon experience. First General Services 31 Ruddle Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702; Phone: 570-824-0680

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Every Tuesday & Thursday in September 9:00 am - 3:30 pm at the Dept. of Agriculture Building Rt. 92 South, Tunkhannock


Logistics/ Transportation


Logistics/ Transportation


Logistics/ Transportation


Business Opportunities

A Better Career Starts Here!

Your chance to build your own business with a JAN-PRO Cleaning Systems franchise. ‰ ‰ ‰ ‰

Extensive Training Guaranteed Customers Guaranteed Financing No Selling Needed

Just $950 starts your career, so call 570-824-5774 today!


For Sale in the Dallas Area. Asking $28,000. Call 570-977-9607

Every Tuesday & Thursday in September 9:00 am - 3:30 pm at the Dept. of Agriculture Building Rt. 92 South, Tunkhannock

566 Sales/Business Development

566 Sales/Business Development

566 Sales/Business Development

LUNCH OPPORTUNITY in existing restaurant. Independent operation with an existing Wilkes-Barre Business. Must have own resources and capital. Serious inquiries only. Call 570-287-7191 extension 1

630 Money To Loan


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DISHWASHER, Kitchen Aid, excellent condition, white $125. MICROWAVE, above the stove with exhaust, white, very good condition, $75. 570-825-3269

Work Hard. Play Hard.

Fun, energetic individual with a love for the nightlife wanted! The Weekender – Northeast PA’s #1 arts & entertainment free weekly - is looking for a bright, enthusiastic sales account executive. Successful candidates will have strong desire to be part of a winning team. Responsibilities include servicing existing accounts, generating new business, and digital media sales. You will be rewarded with a competitive base salary + commissions, and receive a benefit package including health & dental insurance, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid vacation. Pre-employment drug screening and background check required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Interested candidates should send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:

FRIDGE GE 20.5 cubic feet white runs very well moving $100. 855-3457 REFRIGERATOR Frigidaire 20.6 cu ft. Almond color-about 7 years old-excellent condition. Moving on WednesdayMUST SELL!! $225. 570-298-0901


REFRIGERATOR, little, Budweizer, can fit on counter, $40. 570-674-5624


STOVE: Roper Gas Stove $50; GE Countertop Microwave $15. Call 570-779-3816

Air Conditioners

AIR CONDITIONER $40. 570-883-0568 AIR CONDITIONERS (2) $40 each 570-824-3825 AIR CONDITIONERS [2] 10,000 BTU good condition $60 each or $100 pair. 570-655-3197


Antiques & Collectibles

CAMERAS, Kodak EK 4. CAMCORDER with magic eye. $20 for both. 570-472-1646 COINS. Washington Quarters 1936-D1936-P-1936-S 90. 570-287-4135 COMIC BOOKS Gen 13-1, X-files, Spiderman & many others, $1 each. NEON SIGN - Electric, Camel sign, 30 years old, $150. RECORDS - LP’S, 78’S, 45’S From 40’S, 50’S, 60’S & 70’S. $1 each. 570-829-2411 ORNAMENTS: Collectible Keepsakes. 1 Harley-Davidson Barbie dressed in a Harley Outfit & 1 Harley-Davidson Barbie on die-cast metal Harley motorcycle $30 for the set. 735-0191 YEARBOOKS, Kings College 1970, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996. Wilkes University - 1988, 1989. $10 each. 570-706-1548 YEARBOOKS: Coughlin H.S. 26, 28, 32, 34, 43-44, 46, 49, 51-55, 61, 63, 67, 86-88, 94; GAR H.S. 34-37, 4247, 55-56, 61, 7273, 80, 84, 05, 06, Meyers H.S.: 60, 74-77, Wyoming Valley West H.S. 6869, 71, 73, 78, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 90, 93; Old Forge H.S. 66, 72, 74; Kingston H.S. 38-45, 49, 64; Plymouth H.S. 2933, 35, 37, 38-39, 46-48, 53-55, Hanover H.S. 5152, 54; Berwick H.S. 52-53, 56-58, 60, 67, 68-69; Lehman H.S. 73-76, 78, 80; Westmoreland H.S. 52-54; Nanticoke Area H.S. 76; Luzerne H.S. 51-52, 56-57; West Pittston H.S. Annual 26-28, 31-32, 54, 59-60, 66; Bishop Hoban H.S. 72-75; West Side Central Catholic H.S. 65, 75, 80-81, 84; Pittston H.S. 63; St. Mary’s H.S. 29; Northwest H.S. 73, 76, 77, 78; Lake Lehman H.S. 74, 76, 78 Call 570-825-4721

WASHER & DRYER, Whirlpool, Estate sale, bought new, only used for 3 months $600. Caloric gas stove in excellent working condition $175. 570-328-5926 WASHER & DRYER: GE Super Capacity Washer & GE Extra Large Capacity Electric Dryer.Used one year.They are in great condition. Comes with all the hoses and hook-ups and the manuals. $450 Kenmore electric glass range. White with a black ceramic cooktop. Self-cleaning. Very good condition. $250 (570)604-5688 WASHER & DRYER: GE washer and dryer large capacity gas or electric works well will guarantee 30 days $250 (570)592-1328 WASHER & DRYER kenmore for $200. 570-820-3350


Baby Items

BASSINET, Graco good condition; can be used for a boy or girl, off white, Noahs ark animals $20. 570-301-8650


Baby Items


STROLLER, Graco, very good condition, neutral colors, $30. Call 570-674-7858


Building Materials

BASEBOARD Slant Fin Fine Line 30 baseboard, 1 3ft, 1 4ft, 1 5ft, and 1 6ft Brand new $90. for all. Bruce Graham 570-407-0874 BATHROOM SINK SET: Gerber white porcelain bathroom sink with mirror and medicine cabinet. Matching set. $80. 570-331-8183 CONCRETE PATIO PAVERS. Most blocks are 6 1/8” x 6 1/8” x 2 1/2. There is at least 225+ sq ft. Removed to make way for a backyard pool $350. 570-474-9766 DOOR 36”x80” solid wood, 6panel exterior/interior, natural oak finish, right or left with hardware $150. Stainless steel sink, $50. Mail box stand. $100. 570735-8730/3328094


Looking for the right deal on an automobile? Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions! ENTRY DOOR wood & glass entry door 32”x80” great shape. $40. Cash or paypal. 735-2661 KITCHEN CABINETS Light oak, upper & lower with island. Good condition. $400. 586-0638 KITCHEN CABINETS & GRANITE COUNTERTOPS 10 ft.x10 ft., 1 year old, Maple kitchen. Premium Quality cabinets, undermount sink. Granite tops. Total cost over $12,000. $2,750 for Cabinets & $1,000 for Granite 570-239-9840 KITCHEN SINK, full size sink with vegetable sink. White porcelain. White faucet and sprayer. Very Good Condition. $50. 825-3269

Cemetery Plots/Lots


Philadelphia suburb near the old Nabisco & Neshaminy Mall. 2 graves + concrete vault with possibility of double deck. Estimated Value $7,000. Asking $5,000. Call 570-477-0899 or 570-328-3847


May be Separated Rose Lawn Section $450 each 570-654-1596


BOYS CLOTHES size large (12-14) mostly name brands 30 items $35. Boys winter coat size medium (10-12) Nike, Old Navy, JCPenny ski coat$10 each or all for $25. Boys school uniform pants & polos, sizes large (12-14) 20 items for $25. Men’s Sneakers DC skate shoe, new size 10.5 $20. 570-237-1583

COAT large white leather. $60 570-696-1661 COSTUMES: 2 Big Bear In The Big Blue House sizes 2t-4t$15. each. Tiger-24 months $10 Black Widow, Gothic Vampira 40” from shoulder to bottom $20. Cat 12-2t $10. Sabrina the Sorceress large 12-14 $15. Spiderella Deluxe Costume 12-14 $10. Star Trek boys 12-14 $12. Old Navy Pumpkin with hat & shoes 12-18 months $15. Yarn Babies Hippie Diva 2t-4t $15. Plus Size Butterfly $25. Pirate Queen $10. Skunk medium 37” from shoulder to ankle$15. Skeleton BrideGirls 12-14. $15. 1214 Vampire Dracula Gothic 12-14 49” from shoulder to the bottom. $15. 50’s Girl Sock Hop medium 8-10 $15. Can ship, cash or Paypal. 570-735-2661.

CRADLE, blue & white $40. Baby bath tub $10. B 70-829-2599

LIGHTS emergency power failure light, 2 lights on each unit, hang & plug in $40. each. 570-636-3151

GIRL’S CLOTHING: size 3 winter jacket with lining $10. Size 4 clothes including 3 jackets $25. Size 5 outerwear $10. 570-868-0481

906 Homes for Sale

906 Homes for Sale

906 Homes for Sale

342-4115 • • 587-5155


DISHWASHER Kenmore Elite black with stainless steel tub. Excellent condition. $200. 570-586-0638

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.


HOSPITAL SLACKS & TOPS $25. for all. 570-829-2599 PROM GOWNS sizes 10 (1) lime green (1) watermelon color. Worn only once. $75 each. Black $75. 570-239-6011 SNOWPANTS $5. each. Girls shirts $1. each. 883-0568


Computer Equipment & Software

COMPUTERS: off lease Dell gx280 complete system 3.4cpu/1.5ram/200g bhd/dvdrw+ cdrw/ monitor+keyboard +mouse w7ultsp1, ofc2010, antivirus + more $175 Dell gx260 small desktop system 2.2cpu /768 mb ram/40 gb hd/cdrw+dvd/ monitor+keyboard+mous e wxp prosp1, ofc2010, antivirus +more $75. Large lot of pc/laptop parts laptops, lcds, hd,etc call for $50. 570.862.2236 DESK. Computer Desk $50. Call 7358730 or 332-8094 TOWER HP desktop 3GHZ CPU. 1GB DDR2 RAM. 80GB HDD. RADEON HD 4350 VIDEO. DELIVERY. $95. 905-2985


Exercise Equipment

HOME GYM: FREE Marcy by Impex multi-station home gym with leg press. Free. Call to make arrangements to pick up. Serious inquiries only. 570-675-2202


PUNCHING BAG, Everlast, excellent condition, $15. 570-735-5290

TREADMILL, good condition, $125. UNIVERSAL GYM, excellent condition, $85. GISELLE, $25. 570-262-9189 TREADMILL, Proform Intermix Acoustic 2.0. Brand New. Fully assembled. Heavy duty. Perfect condition. $450. 762-1335 TREADMILL: Sears Pro-Form. $150 or best offer. Call 570-379-3898 WEIDER HOME GYM /crosstrainer. will consider offers $90. 570-690-6674


Furnaces & Heaters

HEATER Timberline vent-free propane gas heater with firelog, wall-mounted, in excellent condition. E-mail photo is available, 15,000 to 25,000 BTUs (Sells for $250) asking $99. 570-328-5611 or 570-328-5506

CLARKS SUMMIT $132,000 Charming 4 bedroom home with L-shaped porch walk-in closets, updated kitchen and a huge backyard. New roof, electric and water heater! MLS #11-920


Furnaces & Heaters

HEATER: Gas space heater blue flame direct vent wall mount natural gas new in box 20000 btu $125 (570)592-1328 VENT FREE natural gas and propane wall mount, floor stand heaters20 btu new in box $190.00 30K btu call after 6:00 $220.00. 570-675-0005


Furniture & Accessories

BAKERS RACK, white, good condition, $20. COMPUTER DESK, corner, good condition, $65. COMPUTER DESK, large, two drawers, great condition, $100. 570-674-5624 BED, four poster. 2 night stands. Triple dresser with mirror. Chest of drawers. Excellent condition. Asking $575. LOVESEAT, tan, microfiber, $50. (570) 826-1119 BED: RACE CAR Twin size Little Tikes bed frame. This frame is red with black tires, has a toy box in the hood, and the head board is a 2 section shelf. Great bed for your future race car driver. Paid $275. Must see! Sell for $150. 570-825-7331 BEDROOM SET dark oak, frame, 2 night stands, chest of drawers, double dresser with mirrors for $400. Living room set floral print with coffee table & end tables glass for $300. Grill $30. 570-824-3825 CHAIRS four metal folding, good condition $5.00 each. 570-788-2388

WEIGHT BENCH, large, hardly used, $125. 570-674-5624


Auto Parts

CHEST OF DRAWERS lite oak mission style $250. Weight bench & punching bag like new $30. each. Body smith nataulis exercise machine as $2400. asking $350. Dinning room table and enclosed hutch country French four chairs nice $300. Oak square table & chairs great for dorm $30.905-5602 COFFEE & END TABLE cream lacquer $40. Oak dining room table with 2 leaves, 4 chairs, 2 captain chairs $500. Twin oak bunk beds complete, ladder, 2 three drawer underneath storage units can be singles $275. 262-4280 COFFEE TABLE glass topped, oval cherry Queen Anne coffee table & 2 end tables, good condition. $100. 829-5301 COUCH: Green, excellent condition. Has built in recliner on both ends, stationary in the middle. $225.00. 570-446-8672 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER , Sauder Oak, with Toshiba 27” TV. Excellent condition $350. 570-474-5277


Auto Parts



NOBODY Pays More 570-760-2035

Monday thru Saturday 6am-9pm • Happy Trails! RANSOM $399,000 Private 11 acre setting for this property consisting of a raised ranch plus a duplex! Features include an inground pool, 3 car garage, apple trees, a creek and more! MLS #11-2490

518 Customer Support/Client Care

518 Customer Support/Client Care

518 Customer Support/Client Care

Do you like to talk on the phone? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Can you sell? The Times Leader, the #1 daily newspaper has a full time position open in our Classified Advertising Department for an energetic, sales motivated, detail oriented, multi-tasking individual to sell advertising to private individuals and commercial advertisers. Our ideal candidate will possess a pleasant, professional phone manner along with excellent spelling, grammar and typing skills, experience with Word, Excel, email and internet searches. We need someone who is able to work independently and within daily deadlines. If you meet the above requirements send your resume to: The Times Leader Linda Byrnes, Classified Sales Manager 15 N. Main Street • Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 e-mail: FAX: 570-831-7312

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.




Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair


Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair


For busy GM dealership. New & Pre-owned vehicles

Full Time Benefits * 401k Plan Customer Relations Functions -

Determining, Understanding and Communicating effectively a must. Send resume to Box 2730 c/o The Times Leader 15 South Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

566 Sales/Business Development

566 Sales/Business Development

AUTOMOTIVE SALES CONSULTANTS Valley Chevrolet is seeking individuals who are self-starters, team-oriented and driven. (No experience necessary)

We Offer: • Salary & Commission • Benefits • 401k Plan • 5 Day Work Week • Huge New & Used Inventory

No Telephone Calls Please!

Rachel A. Pugh at General Manager 570-831-7398




518 Customer Support/Client Care


FREEZER stand up $70. Oster toaster oven white $25. 570-262-4280

REFRIGERATOR Haier, 1/7 cu. ft. Great for college student $40. 570-868-5450

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Apply in person to: Blake Gagliardi, Sales Manager Rick Merrick, Sales Manager

Jobs 601 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre


Furniture & Accessories

DESKS drop down top 3 drawers, pecan finish, $85. Computer with pullout for keyboard, shelf for tower $15. 570-287-2517 DINING ROOM SUITE with leaf, oak, 6 chairs, hutch, & dry sink for $350. Hunter Green hutch $40. Twin bedroom suite complete, 2 nightstands, chest of drawers, dresser with mirror for $150. 820-3350

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 56wx71h, glass doors, excellent condition. paid $800 sell for $225. 570-735-5482


* NELSON * * FURNITURE * * WAREHOUSE * Recliners from $299 Lift Chairs from $699 New and Used Living Room Dinettes, Bedroom 210 Division St Kingston Call 570-288-3607 HEADBOARD, footboard & bed frame, solid cherry wood, 4 poster king size with two matching ornate carved dressers, Victorian look, beautiful! $450. or best offer. 570-751-1219 KITCHEN TABLE SET with 4 chairs, butcher block table, green chairs good condition. Asking $125. Kitchen hutch, green metal with wicker basket drawers, excellent condition. Asking $100. 570-239-6011 KITCHEN TABLE small, 4 Windsor chairs $125. 570-829-2599 LOVE SEAT $150. 2 end tables $40. Nightstand $15. Corner shelf $5. Small end table $3. Book shelf $6. Assorted pictures $2 to $5. Knick knacks galore. Brown rug $10. Black end table $7. 570-883-0568 PATIO SET green, 66x36 glass top table & 2 end chairs, 2 bench, type chain all with cushions. $75. 570-868-5450 ROCKER maple, made in 1910 no nails In it, very good condition $90. END TABLE cherry wood, good condition $50. 570-693-2981 SOFA beige with rust tones 8 way hand tied springs. $300. 823-2709


Furniture & Accessories

SUNPORCH couch, table, 4 chairs, and large chair $100. or best offer. 25” RCA floor model TV, functional $50. or best offer. 2 fairly new outdoor lights $25. 570-655-5038 cell 570-881-6114 TABLE: Round table with 4 chairs $40. Assorted Oak kitchen cabinets. Call 570-779-3816 TRESTLE TABLE, Pine, extends to 99”, good condition, $450. 570-262-9189 VIDEO ROCKERS 1 sage, 1 beige velour $25. each. BEDROOM SET full size beach color, chest & dresser $100. SOFA SLEEPER, full size blue, clean no rips FREE will help haul. 570-779-3653

752 Landscaping & Gardening LAWN MOWER Craftsman self propelled, 22”, 6hp mulcher. Just serviced, runs perfect. $125. 570-283-9452 WEED WACKER gas powered. Runs good. Lawn Mower 4hp, no bag runs good $50. firm. Toro lawn mower with bag, not selfpropelled $60 570-655-3179


Machinery & Equipment

ALUMINUM BRAKE for bending aluminum coil. $325. 570-735-5482 SAWMILLS: from only $3997, make money & save money with your own bandmill - cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD. 300N. Ext 300n 1-800-661-7747


Medical Equipment

BED. Hospital. Electric, Hardly used, $125. Walker, $10. Shower chair, $10 570-654-6584 POWER CHAIR Jazzy Select, $500. Walker - $25. 570-829-2411 WALKERS (2) with front wheels, grey, $20. Navy with seat, basket, hand brakes, $100. Bench for tub, white $25. All brand new. 570-824-6278

758 Miscellaneous

TABLE. Magazine, maple with marble top. $300, 2 prayer kneelers $100 each. 570-735-8730/570332-8094

AIR MATTRESS Full size, new with pump 19”. $45. MATTRESS TOPPER new, full size with gel & feathers $75. 570-823-2709



Apartments/ Unfurnished

Apartments/ Unfurnished

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

Abington Journal 758 Miscellaneous BASEBALL CARDS FOR SALE: ‘60s & ‘70s. All TOPS cards. All Hall of Fame players. Group 1 $650, Group 2 $100, or buy separate cards. Many rookie cards. Call 570-788-1536 BOOKS: Enhance your library with books on famous women of government Jack & Jackie Kennedy, portrait of a perfect marriage. An Invitation to the White House, Hillary Rodham Clinton” Memoirs of Nancy Reagan. Going Rogue Sarah Palin. Living History Hillary Rodham Clinton, Memoirs of Barbara Bush $10 each or all for $45. 655-9474 CHAIN LINK dog pen, $75. 570-674-5624 COMPRESSOR Campbell $150. TIRES 205-7-R15 $25 each. 570-822-5642 CROCK’S large $50. & small $25. 2 xxl planters gray $20. each.. Leather coat’s 1 long red 1x $ knee length black $20. ix 2 cashmere long i1x $10. Mountain bike for tall person $20. 570-825-5781 DIRT BIKE boy’s 20” Redline $45. Tech Deck skateboards & ramps, over 25 pieces $20. 570-237-1583 ELECTRICAL BOX: Setup for outdoor use. Board mounted. Meter adaptable. 8 switch breaker box trailer adapter. Double receptical. Switch for outdoor light. $50. or best offer. Call 570-288-7030 FISH TANK, 20 gallon with stand $50. 570-883-0568


Baby walker shaped like Fire Truck, $20. Queen comforter with shams, bed skirt & curtains, $20. Men’s wool coat, size 38, $20. 1930’s door with glass knobs, $20. Men’s ski boots, size 8, $20. Car seat & base, $20. 570-954-4715 GLASS DOOR. 4 way glass door for bath tub. $25 570-331-8183 LUGGAGE SET 3 piece, black & gray tweed, 1 large, 1 suit holder, carry on Givency $30. 570-824-6278 MANUALS Chilton & Motor manuals for auto/truck repair, ranging from 1960 to 1980. Each $12. Truck Door for 19731980 Passenger side Dodge Pickup. New, never used. $100. Pinto Trailer Hook for Dump Truck. $40. Radiator for 1950/54 model Chevy Truck. $75. or best offer. Tail Lights, new, for Ford dump or box truck. Brackets included. 2 for $25. 570-823-6829 POOL TABLE TOP, 7’ non slate, needs leg support. Brand new, in box. Cash only. $150. 570-829-2382

• Secured Senior Building for 62 & older. • 1 bedroom apartments currently available for $501. per month INCLUDES ALL UTILITIES. • YOU regulate heat & air conditioning • Laundry Room Access • Community Room/Fully equipped kitchen for special events • Exercise Equipment • 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance • Garage & off street parking • Computer / Library area • Curbside public transportation

PORTAPOTTI for trailer or boat, $20. Call 570-328-5611 or 570-328-5506 QUAD TRAILER, can carrying up to 4 quads. $400. 570-466-0320


RECORD COLLECTION 60S & 70S. 8045-93 albums $150. 735-5482

Equal Housing Opportunity



RELIGIOUS ITEMS Hand made Rosaries, $5. Pope John Paul II Memoriblia. 570-829-2411

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

STRAW, large bail, pet bedding or landscaping, $4. CANVAS Tarp, heavy weight, 12’X11’, $20. Light weight, 9’x8’4”, $15. 570-823-6829

143-145 Old Newport Rd., Newport Twp.

(*Maximum Incomes vary according to household size)

TAILGATE 88-98 Chevy full size pickup, good condition. $75. firm 655-3197.

• 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

Apply Today!


Great, Convenient Location!

Looking for that special place called home? Classified will address Your needs. Open the door with classified! TIRES 4-225/70/R16 50,000 mile tires with well over 35,000 left. $160. 570-855-3113 TRADING CARDS Lost TV show $6. a a box. Yugioh trading cards $10. a tin. Assorted stuffed animals $2 to $10. TY Beanie Babies $2. each. Typewriter 410. Sled $5. Kids snowboard $5. 570-883-0568 WARMER counter top warmer 44”hx 28”dx36”w, lighted inside slide doors front & back, very good condition $795. 570-636-3151 WINE supplies for sale: (1) 6 gallon glass wine carboy $50. Vinbrite wine filter: $10. Wine siphon: $5. Hydrometer: $5. Sterilized used wine bottles $3. per case 200 bottle wine rack, $25; Wine thief $5; Wine Thermometer $8 570-829-4776

760 Monuments & Lots


LOTS FOR SALE 6 lots available at Memorial Shrine Cemetery. $2,400. Call 717-774-1520 SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY


Musical Instruments

6-STRING ACOUSTIC: CARLO ROBELLI GUITAR, SOFT CASE, STRINGS, AND PICKS INCLUDED. $350.00 O.B.O. LEAVE MESSAGE (570)855-3113 BANJO, High Lo, with case, $140. GUITAR, electric, Washburn, with case, $150. SAXOPHONE, in hard case, $125. 570-735-1589 FLUTE Gemeinhardt 50 Series. Includes case and stand. Paid $600. Cash only. $150. 570-829-2382 PIANO Kawai with bench like new recently tuned. $800. 474-6362


Photo Equipment

Canon CB-2LV Battery Charger for the Canon NB-4L Li-Ion Battery Canon NB4L Li-Ion $20.00 (570)288-8689 CANON SURE SHOT 105 zoom, 35mm fully automatic lensshutter camera with built-in zoom, lens 38mm-105mm, built in flash $25. San Disk,compact flash memory card,32mb $6. Canon CB-2LV battery charger for the Canon nb-4l liion battery canon nb-4l li-ion $20 570-288-8689


Restaurant Equipment


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



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


776 Sporting Goods BASKETBALL BACKBOARD NBA Huffy, brand new in box. 44” wx29”l, 1” thick $25. 735-2694 BASKETBALL HOOP; Great condition, asking $90. Call 570-331-8183 BICYCLE. 10 speed Murray 26”. $75. 570-735-8730/570332-8094 BIKES/BOYS $65. each 570-822-5642 BOOTS: Burton snow board boots, size 9. Excellent Condition $60. Call Mark at 570-3013484 or Allison 570631-6635. BOWLING BALL Columbia White Dot Pearl Blue 16 lbs. Brand New in original box $15. 570-829-2695 DRYER, electric, 6 months old, $200. Washer, 6 months old $200. Microwave $40. 570-883-0568 GUN CABINET, Oak, Holds 10 guns with storage, etched design on glass. $250. 570-881-3962 KICKING BAG century martial arts free standing, good condition $60. 570-655-3197. LASER BORE SIGHTING SYSTEM only used once, complete set $20. 570-735-0191 WEIDER HOME GYM $150. 570-829-2599


Televisions/ Accessories

DIRECTV summer special! 1 year free showtime, 3 months free HBO/Starz/Cinermax! NFL Sunday ticket free -choice Ultimate/ Premier. Packages from $29.99 month. Call by 9/30. 1-800-380-8939 TELEVISION, 54” Panasonic Plasma HDTV. Excellent condition, brilliant picture! Cost $1,800 sell $695. 570-239-9840 TV 25” color $50. Black TV stand $5. 570-883-0568 TV R.C.A. 14” color with remote $25. 570-696-1661 TVS (2) 19” $100. and 13” $60. 570-822-5642 TVS 13” RCA white $40. 13” Orion $40. 13” Zenith $40. 570-262-4280


Televisions/ Accessories

TVS 20” Phillips color with remote, $20. RCA 20” color with remote $20. Both excellent condition. 868-5450

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Atlantic City. Great seats. Section 300, row 16, seats 11 & 12. Must buy both. $400. Call 570-256-7571 NASCAR SPRINT CUP, 6 Richmond tickets for September 10. Row 1, Section XX - front row seats. $45 per ticket. 570-332-3678 PENN STATE TICKETS September 3, 2011 Noon Game Indiana State Red Zone-WH Section. 15 yard line. (2) at $90 each. 570-675-5046 after 6 PM



LADDER, rolling, folding, aluminum, scaffold. 8’H, 6’L, 2’W. Excellent condition. $500. 570-735-5290 SAW, 7 1/2” circular skill $25. 570-7358730/ 332-8094

786 Toys & Games BOARD GAME, “Who wants to be a Millionaire”, excellent condition. $10 (570) 333-4325 GAMES/TOYS: Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? new sealed $12. Little Tikes Snacks & snow cones cart working cone maker, beverage dispenser, snack vending tubes, play cash register, scale, cutting boards, used 2x $40. cash or paypal 735-2661 TRAIN or LEGO TABLE white/green, 2 drawers. 34x15x 18”. Good shape. $20. 570-868-0311


Stereo/TV/ Electronics

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Great way to learn drums! Ion Drum Rocker kit for use with Rock Band, on the Xbox 360. Heavy duty aluminum frame. Comes with 3 durable cymbals. Great rebound on pads, works perfectly. PULSE bass pedal also included, along with drum throne, Rock Band 2 and Beatles Rock Band. $175 for all. 570-814-3383 PLAYSTATION 2 Call of Duty 3 special edition includes bonus disc $12. Playstation 2 Call of Duty World At War Final Fronts $15. Playstation 2 Guitar Hero $10. Playstation 2 Hitman 2$10. Playstation 2Dance Dance Revolution Extreme $12. Playstation 2 Tekken tag Tournament some scratches but works fine $5. Playstation Spongebob Squarepants supersponge $10. Playstation Tony Hawks Pro Skater some scratches but works fine $5 Playstation Crash Bandicoot 2 Cortex Strikes Back Some scratches but works fine $5. PC for comHells Kitchen the game for pc (windows vista, xp, or mac) $15. Take all for $85. save $14. best offer wins! 570-735-2661

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



Hand feed babies. Green $50, Blue $75, yellow $100. 570-735-2243



CAT white, neutered, 1 1/2 years old, free to good home. 570-208-2164 KITTENS (3) free to good home. Call 570-575-9984

KITTENS FREE Maine Coon, 2 females, 7 males. 8 weeks old. Liter trained & eating hard food. 570-762-1015


Built 2007. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, double car attached garage, dining room, family room, living room, 125x125 lot, deck. Don’t hesitate, Dallas Schools, 2 story, gas heat, central air, whirlpool tub, walk-in closet, cherry kitchen, stone fireplace, full basement $275,000. Call (570) 498-0825 or email nmarr@


KITTENS, FREE. 3 male & 3 female. 4 weeks old, litter trained & starting to eat kitten food. Maine Coon mix. 570-868-3752 KITTENS. FREE To a good home. 570-239-8391


Cape cod. Completely renovated. New bath & kitchen. All stainless appliances. 3 bedroom, new high-efficiency gas furnace with central air. Hardwood laminate floor & carpet. Washer/ dryer hookup on 1st floor. Deck. Large lot. Quiet neighborhood. $134,900. 570-954-8825 or email


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FOR SALE BY OWNER. Move in condition! 3 bedroom. 1.5 bath. Hardwood floors. Gas heat. Dining room, living room, kitchen & detached garage. $55,000 (570) 239-6308

1054 Wyoming Ave Available now. 2nd floor, 2 bedroom. Off street parking. Central air. Building only 5 years old. Water included. $650 + utilities, security & references. 570-655-2254


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72 E. W alnut St. 2nd floor, located in quiet neighborhood. Kitchen, living room, dining room, sun room, bathroom. 2 large and 1 small bedroom, lots of closets, built in linen, built in hutch, hardwood floors, fireplace, storage room, yard. New washer/ dryer, stove & fridge. Heat and hot water included. 1 year lease + security. $950 570-406-1411

Newly remodeled 1 bedroom, central heat & air, off-street parking, wall to wall, washer/dryer hookup, No pets. $450 Call 570-288-9507


Rutter Ave. REDUCED! 1 bedroom 1st floor, large living room, neutral decor. Gas heat, water included. Off street parking. No pets. $410 plus security & lease. 570-793-6294


41 Mill Street 1st floor, 2 bedroom, large bath with shower, stove, refrigerator and dishwasher, washer/dryer hookup, 1 car attached garage. Fieldstone working fireplace. Non Smoking. Too many extras to mention, call for more details. $720 + utilities. 570-288-3438


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

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8 months old. $350 or best offer. Call 570-379-3898 GERMAN SHEPHERD MALE FOR BREEDING. Excellent disposition for Breeding. AKC females only. Call 570-885-6400

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AKC. 1 black male & 1 orange male. $450. each 570-636-3279


Located in Top Rated Dallas Schools 2 Acres $39,500 5 Acres $59,900 We challenge anyone to find similar acreage in this desirable of a location at these prices. Costs to develop land make this irreplaceable inventory at these prices and gives the next owner instant equity at our expense. Call owner. 570-245-6288

MOUNTAIN TOP Crestwood school

district. 50 acres. Pond & mixed terrain. Surveyed & perked. Rte 437. $187,500 570-510-7914 POTTER COUNTY 17 wooded acres bordering state forest near Keating Summit. Electric, perc, direct access to snowmobile trails. $72,900. Owner financing. 800-668-8679

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NANTICOKE 1/2 DOUBLE For lease, available

immediately, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, refrigerator and stove provided, off-street parking, pets ok. Located near schools, $675/per month, water and sewer paid, $675/security deposit. Call 570-760-3551


Apartments for Rent. 2nd floor, washer, dryer hook ups, heat & water included. No pets. Call 570-654-2433


1 bedroom 2nd floor, stove & refrigerator, washer/ dryer hook up, wall to wall, gas heat, 2 car off street parking, no smoking, no pets. Near casino & I-81. 1 year lease. $400 + utilities, security, 1st & last month, credit & background checks. 570-639-1564


2 bedroom Townhouse w/full basement. 1.5 baths, off street parking. $600/per month + utilities & security. No Pets 570-283-1800 M-F 570-388-6422 all other times

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Large. 1200 sq ft 2 bedroom 2nd floor. Heat, water, sewage & appliances. Washer/ dryer hookup. Quiet residential neighborhood. No pets, non smoking. Walk up attic for storage. $710 + security. (570) 510-3247


1 block from General Hospital. 2nd floor, 1 bedroom apartment. Includes stove, dishwasher, fridge. Off street parking. Well maintained. $525 + utilities, security, lease & references. No pets/non smoking 570-262-3230

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tage, year round. Washer, dryer, fridge & stove included. Large yard. Tenant pays utilities. Located on Private Road at Lake Silkworth. $475 + utilities. No pets, non smoking. Call 570-477-3667


1/2 bath, living room, dining room, eat in kitchen, washer & dryer hookup. Small yard. Off street parking, nice location. $950 + utilities, security & references. 570-262-8764

apartments. Starting at $440 and up. References required. Section 8 ok. 570-332-5723


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Sylvan Lake 1 Bedroom house for rent. $500 + utilities. Available September 1st. No pets. Call 570-256-7535

JENKINS TOWNSHIP Executive condo,

end unit with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, large 1st floor Master Suite, Living room, Dining room, hardwood throughout 1st floor, kitchen with granite counters & all stainless steel appliances, loft study, gas Fireplace, alarm system, laundry room, large walkout basement, 2 car garage, rear deck & side covered patio. All season maintenance provided. Available October 2011. No pets; References required, $2000 / month + security. Call 570-313-1229

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Internal Auditors elects FNCB staff The First National Community Bank announced Staff Auditors Dana Honney and Ashley Sabella have been elected president and vice president of the NorthDana Honney east Pennsylvania Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors. Established in 1941, the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association of more than 170,000 members. Throughout the world, the IIA is recognized as the internal audit profession’s leader in Ashley Sabella certification, education, research, and technical guidance. Honney became a member of the local IIA chapter in 2008 and served as the treasurer for two years before being elected president. When her one-year term as president expires, she will begin a two-year stint on the Board of Governors. “Our local chapter of IIA is focused on providing guidance and expertise to auditors, helping them stay informed on the latest topics and trends affecting the industry,” said Honney. “I am honored by the opportunity to serve as president.” Honney is a graduate of Marywood University with a bachelor degree in accounting. She currently resides in Throop, PA Ashley Sabella joined FNCB in February 2007. Following her one-year term as vice president, she will become president for the 2012-2013 chapter year. She is a graduate of King’s College with a bachelor degree in finance and currently resides in Harvey’s Lake. “The IIA is a wonderful organization that provides many valuable resources to local auditors. I’m looking forward to helping the organization grow in the future,” added Sabella.



AHSD given six salad bars Road Scholar and Allied as part of health initiative Services fight Parkinson’s Abington Heights School District has received six salad bars, one for each school, through a grant initiated by First Lady Michelle Obama. She encouraged school districts to promote healthy eating by providing students greater access to vegetable and fruit intakes at lunchtime. The benefit of salad bars in schools extends beyond the healthy foods consumed during the breakfast or lunch hour. Increased daily access to a variety of fruits and vegetables provides a personal experience about choices that can shape behavior far beyond the school lunch line. Shown, seated from left: AHSD Food Serve employee Diane Waters and food service director Joanne Pesota. Standing: Food service employees Carol Doty, Claire Lakatos, Dee Clark, Pat Pensak and Diane Brunamonti.

Road Scholar Transport, a local trucking company founded, operated, and owned by the Barrett family, has chosen to promote awareness of Parkinson’s Disease and the promising treatment offered at Allied Services, Big & Loud. They recently unveiled their latest trailer painted with the slogan “Stand Up & Fight Parkinson’s,” at the close of the Parkinson’s Support Group meeting at Allied Services. Shown, from left: Paul Sica; Richard Terpstra; Joe Agolino; Mary Agolino; Barbara Terpstra, sitting; Marlene Walsh; Francis X. Walsh; Claire Utz; Bob Haubert; Ronnie Haubert; Barb Engle; Richard Engle; Kristen Lewis, DPT, Allied Rehab Hospital; Joe Coviello, Esq., President, NEPA Parkinson’s Foundation; Leslie Ritter, DPT, Allied Rehab Hospital; Bob Williges; Joanne Williges, Fred McKeon, Diane McKeon. Ed Kubilis; Beth Kubilis; Joan Hoffman; John Hoffman; Theresa Gurnari, Dave Kohler; John Tees; and Jo Spencer.

Citizens Bank Foundation UNICO Run/Walk set for grant to provide fresh food Sept. 3 in Scranton The Citizens Bank Foundation announced a $5,000 grant to the Commission on Economic Opportunity as part of its hunger awareness initiative throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Serving Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Commission on Economic Opportunity will use the grant to provide fresh food bought from local farmers to supplement the dry and canned goods distributed from the food banks. The program distributes about five million pounds of food annually. Shown, from left: Dan DiGiovanni, Branch Manager, Donna Farrell, Sr. Vice President and Regional Manager, Gretchen Hunt, Resource Development Director for the Commission on Economic Opportunity, Maura Modrovsky, Jose Adames and Rich Kutz, Food Bank Director in Wilkes-Barre.

The Scranton Chapter of UNICO will hold a 5K run/walk Sept. 3, at 10 a.m., rain or shine. The event is open to anyone in Northeastern Pa. and will be held prior to the opening of the annual Italian Festival on courthouse square. Proceeds will be donated to the V Foundation for Cancer Researc named for former head coach at North Carolina State University, Jimmy Valvano. Pre-registration is encouraged and may be made by mailing a check for $20 to UNICO, P.O. Box 278, Dunmore, PA 18512, made out to UNICO National-Scranton Chapter. More information may be obtained by calling 570.558.8519 and leaving a message. Shown are members of the committee, seated, from left: Sam Prudente, Jo Ann Quattrone and Co-chair Bobbie Fratzola. Standing: Mary Marrarra, Linda Malinoski and Chapter President Palma Yanni.

PSWS professor chosen as Volunteer presented with a finalist for poetry prize the Roth Memorial award Dr. Philip Mosley, professor of English and Comparative Literature at Penn State Worthington Scranton, was one of the finalists named to the international shortlist for this year’s Griffin Poetry Prize. Dr. Mosley’s translation from the French of “The Book of the Snow” by Francois Jacqmin was the work for which he was selected. It was one of 450 books of poetry submitted, including 20 translations, from poets in 37 countries. Two awards are given to one Canadian and one international poet who write in the English language. Winners receive $65,000, while finalists are awarded $10,000. As a finalist, Mosley attended the prize-giving festivities, which were held in Toronto, and had the opportunity to read from his submitted work. Mosley resides in Clifton, with his wife, Shu-Ching.

Eugene and Connie Roth, parents of the late Lawrence W. Roth, gathered with administrative representatives of Heinz Rehab Hospital to present Kathleen Chernavage with the Lawrence W. Roth Memorial Volunteer award. Known for her organization and leadership qualities, she has helped raise countless dollars to benefit patients of Heinz Rehab. The award was established at the John Heinz Institute in 2004 after Lawrence W. Roth, Esq. lost a courageous battle to brain cancer. Shown, from left, are: Steven Roth, Esq., Jeffrey Roth, Mary Yuknavich, Director of Heinz Auxiliary and Volunteers; Eugene Roth, Esq.; Kathleen Chernavage, recipient of the 2011 Lawrence W. Roth Memorial Volunteer award at Heinz Rehab Hospital; Connie Roth and Bill Conaboy, Esq., President/CEO, Allied Services.

PSU professor’s work presented at conference Dr. Michael D. Michalisin, professor of management at Penn State Worthington Scranton, Dr. Michael D. recently had a Michalisin research paper presented at The 4th Annual Conference of the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Michalisin, who also serves as the coordinator of Worthington Scranton’s business program, was a collaborator on the research project presented

earlier this month in Beijing, China. The paper, “A New Breed of Suppliers for Product Innovations: A Content-Analytic Case Study” was co-written with Dr. Chanchai Tangpong of North Dakota State University; Dr. Arlyn D. Melcher, of Southern Illinois University; and Dr. Kuo-Ting Hung, of Suffolk University. Dr. Michalisin obtained his Ph.D. in strategic management and macro-organizational theory from Kent State University, an MBA in Finance from Duquesne University, a

B.S. in accounting from The Pennsylvania State University, and is a licensed certified public accountant. In addition to his academic experience he has worked in industry at Ernst and Young, LLP, Westinghouse, and Finalco Group, Inc. His main research interests include the Resource-Based View of the Firm, Business and Environmental Sustainability, Top Management Team Dynamics, and Strategic Entrepreneurship, among others. Michalsin lives in South Abington Township.

Allied hosts pre-marathon celebration for Ryan’s Run Allied Services held a successful Ryan’s Run pre-race celebration Aug. 18 at the Backyard Ale House, Scranton. More than 200 attended, raising more than $3,000 Shown, from left are participants in the 2011 ING NYC Marathon, Ryan’s Run Team: Matt Scalese, TLC/Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates; Mike Ferguson, Allied Services; Corey Burns, WNEP 16; Steve Davidowitz, Sammons Securities; Ryan Leckey, WNEP 16; Paul Tomcykoski, MD, Bornfase Nyandusi Omurwa, student at Luzerne County Community College; Michelle Mariotti and Cathy Guzzi, DPT, Allied Rehab. Leckey and 19 other runners participate in the 2011 ING NYC Marathon on behalf of Allied Services. To donate, call 570.348.1407 or visit

U of S offers classes

The University of Scranton has lined up a series of evening courses for local residents during the fall semester. Taught primarily by University of Scranton professors, this year’s lineup of Schemel Forum courses includes “Exploring the Universe: Stars, Galaxies and Beyond,” “Nietzsche’s Influence on 20th Century American Political Thought: Left and Right,” “Lincoln Speaks on Slavery and Race,” and “The Impact of the Civil War on Lincoln’s Evolving Approach to Emancipation.” “Exploring the Universe: Stars, Galaxies and Beyond” will meet on Mondays, from Sept.19 through Oct. 31, excluding Oct.10. During “Nietzsche’s Influence on 20th Century American Political Thought: Left and Right,” Matthew Meyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of philosophy at the University, will explore the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche and the impact of those ideas. The course will meet on Wednesdays, from Oct. 5 through Nov. 9. The Schemel Forum also offers two three-session courses titled “The Man and the Times: Lincoln and the Civil War.” These courses link Abraham Lincoln’s actions vis-à-vis slavery and race with the influence that the Civil War had on them. Residents can register for either or both three-session courses, as well as for the joint session. The course will meet on Tuesdays, from Sept. 27 through Oct.11. During “The Impact of the Civil War on Lincoln’s Evolving Approach to Emancipation,” Kathryn S. Meier, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at The University of Scranton, examines how Lincoln’s views on slavery and race were affected by the realities on the front lines of the war. The course will meet on Tuesdays, from Oct.18 through Nov.1. In their joint session, Attorney Myers and Dr. Meier will moderate an informal discussion on “The Man and the Times,” guided by the interests and insights of the group, on Tuesday, Nov. 8. All classes will be held in the Weinberg Memorial Library, room 305, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Fees vary and reservations are required to attend. To register for the courses, contact Kym Fetsko, Schemel Forum events coordinator, at 570.941.7816 or

Institute to celebrate 20 years

The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute will mark its 20th anniversary during a community celebration to be held Sept. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. The planning committee for the event, co-chaired by Susan Belin, Dr. Harmar Brereton, Sue Kluger and Thomas Pugh, has chosen the celebration theme to be “Easing the Burden of Cancer…Together.” A short program highlighting past accomplishments and discussing the future vision of the Cancer Institute will be the focus of the event, which will take place in the Seasons Ballroom at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Cost of attending the event is $100 per person. Light buffet will be served. For more information or to register to attend, call 1.800.424.6724 or visit



Mildred Von Bergen

Lois Buckingham Muchler Zentz R.N.,

August 25, 2011

August 24, 2011

Mildred Von Bergen, 90, Clarks Summit, died Thursday, Aug. 25, in VNA Hospice Unit at Community Medical Center, after becoming ill at home on Wednesday. She was the wife of Robert Von Bergen. She was born Dec. 31, 1920, in West Scranton and was the daughter of the late Charles and Henrietta Whorle Morgan. She was a 1938 graduate of Scranton Technical High School and resided in Clarks Summit since 1963. She received much joy in working in the family business, Elizabeth Williams Candies, Clarks Summit. She was a member of Parker Hill Community Church, Clarks Green. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she was totally devoted to her family. She always put her family first before her own needs. During World War II, she traveled great lengths with much effort to visit the love of her life, her husband. She cherished the special times with her family, most recently at a 70th wedding anniversary dinner with her family. Also surviving are two daughters, Jane Bishop and husband, Raymond, Mechanicsburg; and Anne Phillips and husband, Jack, Waverly; a granddaughter, Christine Catania and husband, Tindaro, Camp Hill; two grandsons, David Catalano and wife, Brooke; and Michael Catalano, all of Mechanicsburg; four great-granddaughters, Makenna, Isabella, Mia and Emma; and nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Morgan Davis. The funeral was to be Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. from JenningsCalvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, with services by the Rev. Mark Stuenzi, lead pastor, Parker Hill Community Church. Interment, Fairlawn Cemetery, Dalton. Memorial contributions may be made to Parker Hill Community Church, 933 ScrantonCarbondale Hwy., Scranton; or the American Red Cross, 545 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. To send an online condolence, visit

Lois Buckingham Muchler Zentz, R.N., Clarks Summit, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 24, at the Abington Manor Nursing Facility. She was the widow of Charles A. Zentz, who died on March 10, 1993. Born in Plymouth, she was the daughter of the late William and Helen Shaffer Muchler. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, as well as a member of the Alumni Association of Moses Taylor Hospital. She has been a resident of Clarks Summit since 1965. She was a graduate of Plymouth High School and the Moses Taylor School of Nursing as a registered nurse. Prior to retirement, she was the nurse manager at Moses Taylor Hospital. Surviving are a daughter, Susan Mailen, South Abing-

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ton Township; son, Richard Zentz, Lutherville, Md.; granddaughter, Mallory Mailen; and two grandsons Tyler and Daniel Zentz. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Muchler. The family would like to thank the staff at Abington Manor and Asera-Care Hospice for their care and compassion. The funeral was to be Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. from the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit with services by the Rev. William Carter, pastor. Interment will be in Edge Hill Cemetery in West Nanticoke. Memorials may be made to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd., Clarks Summit. To send online condolences, visit

Christine E. Bills August 28, 2011

Christine E. Bills, Clarks Summit, died Sunday evening, Aug. 28, at Northeast Regional Hospital. Born in Long Island, she was the daughter of William and Sally Downs French of Lake Winola and Hobe Sound, Fla. She was a 1984 graduate of Bishop Hannon High School and a member of Our Lady of the Snows Church in Clarks Summit. She enjoyed cooking and loved spending time with her two children. Also surviving are a son, Brian T. Bills, Clarks

Green; a daughter, Kathryn Bills, Clarks Green; a sister, Nancy F. Duckworth and her husband Randy, Clarks Summit; a nephew, Christopher T. Duckworth; and two nieces, Suzanne Armstrong and Ashley French. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas J. French, who died in 1986, and William P. French, who died in 2000. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 10:30 a.m. from Our Lady of the Snows, 300 S. State St., Clarks Summit. All those attending are asked to go directly to the church. Internment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Shown, from left, are: Beth Burkhauser, Hexagon Project Chair; Sarrah Dibble, Hexagon Project co-chair and art teacher at Blue Ridge Intermediate School; Judges: Robin Phillips, art teacher, Mt. View Elementary School; Kathy Corkill, art teacher, retiree, Abington Heights High School.

Hexagon celebrates five years of youth expression The Hexagon Project will celebrate its fifth year with its opening on Sept. 2 at ArtsWorks Art Gallery, 503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, starting at 6 p.m. The Interdependence Day Hexagon Project showcases hexagons created by junior high and high school students both regional and worldwide, for its celebration in September. Students are asked to address issues of social justice, human rights, civil society, democracy, freedom of speech and religious worship, women’s children’s rights and the environment through research, dialog and the arts process in any medium. The goals of the project are to communicate a unifying theme about interdependence through the production of art that reflects skill in various media, processes and techniques and exhibit these works in a public forum, to demonstrate interdependence by working collaboratively through art-making and theater activities during a public exhibition opening in order to concretize the spirit of interdependence for attendees, to demon-

Opening Night Program, Sept. 2, 6 to 9 p.m. Hexagon –making hands-on: Express yourself and have global Impact! Installation: Outstanding Community Partnership Blue Ridge Middle School’s Hexagon Houses and Community Fundraising PowerPoint Projection: Keystone College Art Education, Howard Gardner Students and Haiti: How hexagons make the connections Refreshments and Live Music Special Student Recognition Event: Sept. 11, 2 to 4 p.m. Introductions and The Declaration of Interdependence Recognition Awards to Junior and Senior High School Students For Outstanding Creative Expression of Interdependence Themes Community Partnership Award Presentation All exhibiting students, families are welcome Refreshments This year the Hexagon Opening will have a new location according to Beth Burkhauser, co-chairman. She also made note that there will be a special student showing Sept. 11, 2011. Beth Burkhauser has sent 45 amazing hexagon images to the Interdependence Monument’s Visual Art Exhibit in NYC. This is part of the Ben Barber’s Interdependence Day in NYC this year. For more information on the Interdependence Day in NYC, log onto

strate in an international forum that young people are aware of and can respond to the issues and concepts surrounding interdependence through artistic expression by the creation of virtual gallery and blogspot on the Interdependence Day website. The Interdependence Hexa-

gon Chair and Committee members are Chairperson Beth Burkhauser and Co-chairs George Barbolish, Mountain View High School; Sarrah Dibble, Blue Ridge High School; Dan Demora , Lackawanna Trail High School; and Annette Palutis, retired Scranton School District.

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Mount Airy Casino Resort will host a Labor Day Weekend filled with activities for every age starting Sept. 2 and running through Labor Day, Sept. 5. The weekend’s events are free to the public. On Friday, Mount Airy launches the weekend with another rendition of its “Movie Under the Stars� series, featuring the musical “Grease� beginning at 8:30 p.m. outside by the lakeside Cabana Bar. On Saturday, guests of Mount Airy are invited to watch the spectacular fireworks show set to music that will begin at 9 p.m. On Sunday, guests will be treated to the music of “Bad Medicine,� a Bon Jovi tribute band which will be playing from 6 to 8 p.m. Mount Airy will host a Labor Day Barbecue from noon to 7 p.m. in the outdoor Cabana Bar area Monday. The first 2,000 attendees will receive a free Mount Airy T-shirt. The barbecue will feature food and drinks for sale as well as a hot dog eating contest and carnival games. Amongst them will be a dunk tank for charity with all the proceeds going to Friendship House. For details, visit






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Offensive threats on the field BY TOM ROBINSON Sports Correspondent


aitie Notarianni and Julie Hubbard apparently were anxious to get the season started. The two former all-state performers at Abington Heights High School did not wait long to put goals on the scoreboard. One week after Hubbard was among the first few players to score goals in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I women’s soccer games around the country this season, Notarianni scored the first goal in the entire nation in Division I field hockey Friday. At just 14 minutes past noon and with only 12:04 expired on the official game clock, Holy Cross had the misfortune of leaving a loose rebound in front of the cage. That is a mistake with Notarianni in the circle. With the speed and tenacity that have allowed her to become the active career goal-scoring leader at Quinnipiac University, Notarianni got there first to start the scoring and send the Bobcats on their way to a 6-2 victory. “I was fortunate to get one that quickly,” Notarianni said. “I was in the right place at the right time.” The goal was the 14th of Notarianni’s career. With 31 points, the senior forward has moved up to 14th on the school’s career points list. Hubbard, on the other hand, is just getting started at the University of Connecticut. In her first official game after transferring from Penn State, where she briefly was a starter early last season as a sophomore, Hubbard carried the offense for the Huskies. Her goal 22:02 into the opener Aug. 19 gave Connecticut the lead before falling, 2-1, to Northeastern. Hubbard received a pass in close and put her ballhandling skills to work, dribbling around the goalie



Local teams ready to run

Coe and Greg Pascale to provide some strong contributions this season. The boys team finished last The Abington Heights, Lackawanseason with a 16-6 record and Burke na Trail and Lakeland high school cross country teams all return a mul- qualifying for states. Burke and titude of starters. Abington Heights Strein have emerged as leaders on the team, according to Ahrens. The Abington Heights boys cross The girls team welcomes back country team returns seniors Sean starters senior Erika Sarno, junior Burke and Chris Strein; and junior Taylor Ross and sophomores Erin Pat Haggerty. Head coach Rob Ahrens expects four sophomores: James Jaeger and Jenn Burke. Ahrens said he expects junior Kelsey O’Donnell Sherman, Ryan Gilbert, Dalton LaBY ROBERT TOMKAVAGE

and sophomores Missy Burke and Sarah Walsh to emerge as quality contributors this year. The girls squad lost Stephanie Lalos and Tessa McMinn to graduation. Last year’s team finished 19-3 and had Jaeger advance to states as a freshman. Ahrens has noticed Ross and Sarno providing leadership on the girls side. He said he expects the trio of Jaeger, Ross and Burke to be out front for the girls team. Ahrens ex-

pects Elk Lake and Wallenpaupack to provide their toughest completion. Ahrens has been pleased with the group’s effort throughout the first few weeks of official practices. “Practices have been going very well so far,” he said. “The weather has been cooperative and we have been able to get good workouts in to keep the athletes healthy. The newSee Run, Page 2

AH grad competes in IPF event


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Courtney Ostrowski, the defending District 2 Class AAA singles champion, returns to the Lady Comets this season.

Taking on the world

Lady Comets humble after 2010 success


BY TYLER COLLISON Abington Journal Correspondent


Kristi Polizzano, shown above, is currently competing in the 2011 IPF (International Powerlifting Federation) World Juniors and Sub-Juniors Championships held in Moose Jaw, Canada.


fter graduating from Abington Heights High School in June, Kristi Polizzano is now ready to take on the world, literally. The Waverly resident is currently competing in the 2011 IPF (International Powerlifting Federation) World Juniors and Sub-Juniors Championships held in Moose Jaw, Canada. The event began Aug. 30 and will continue through Sept. 4. Polizzano competed at worlds Aug. 23, and finished fourth overall. She earned the chance to compete in the event by coming in first place in the 105 weight class at the National Powerlifting Championship, held in March in Corpus Christi, Texas, squatting 280 pounds, benching 170 pounds and dead lifting 292 pounds. Polizzano competed in the sub-junior division in Texas, but because she turns 19 in November she is required to lift in the junior division in Canada, competing against girls 19 to 24 years old. While the move in divisions could be a new challenge, the idea of competing against lifters who are

older than her did not seem to be on her mind the week leading up to worlds as much as another factor of the event. “I’m real nervous, because they changed the weight class,” said Polizzano. “Usually I’m 105, but now I have to make weight for 103, which is my biggest stress. Everything else is going smoothly and fine, it’s just cutting weight.” Making the weight cut slightly more difficult was that Polizzano had to be put off so she could compete at The USA Powerlifting 2011 Raw National Championship, held Aug.19 to 21 at the Hilton in Scranton. She came in first at the event, which she said helped her get ready for worlds. “That was the plan, to compete at Raw Nationals and use it as a tune-up meet basically to make sure I was ready for the meet scene, because I haven’t competed since April. It was good to be there,” said Polizzano. Also lifting at the Raw Nationals was Abington See Worlds, Page 3

Golf teams will benefit from experience Mecca and Matt Lewis from last year’s team but retained Eric Montella, Dalton Coldwater, Alex AlThis season the Abington Heights, Lakeland and Lackawan- tier, Jamie Egan, Will Swisher, Sean Conway, Steve Silverman, na Trail high school golf teams Anthony Sebastianelli and John should all benefit from a roster Comerford. Dave Harris, Terry filled with returning players. Hurst, Matt Heckman and Nick ABIGNTON HEIGHTS After an undefeated regular sea- Beckish also join the Comets rosson last year, the Abington Heights ter this season. “We are an extremely deep team golf team will look to repeat as with strong senior leadership in division champions during the our co-captains, Eric Montella and 2011 season. Dalton Coldwater,”Williams said. The Comets went 10-0 during “We also have three other players the regular season and finished with a record of 13-1 losing only in who have a lot of varsity experience in Alex Altier, Jamie Egan the league finals. “Our goal this year is to take one and Anthony Sebastianelli.” Abington has had some early match at a time and do the things success in two pre-season tournawe need to do to be successful,” ments. The Comets won both the coach Mike Williams said. “If we Jackman and Bolton Invitational. approach each individual match with the same mindset good things Co-captains, Montella and Coldwater, both had individual success will happen.” Abington lost Eric Meyer, Dave in the tournaments as Montella BY JOE BARESS Abington Journal Correspondent

The Comets will face off against Dunmore High School in their next match Sept. 1 at Glen Oak Country Club. LAKELAND The Lakeland Chiefs earned a 7-5-1 overall record and lost in the first round of the playoffs last season but with five returning starters the Chiefs will look to make a playoff run during the 2011 season. Fred Tolerico, Taylor Reeves, Mike Thomas, Mike Brennan and Greg Reeves return from last year’s team while freshmen Jordan Hoinsky and R. J. Longstreet join the 2011 roster. The Chiefs will gain more expePHOTO COURTESY ALICE STUFFLE rience and work on course manMatt Lochen, shown above, returns to agement this season, according to the Lackawanna Trail Lions this season. head coach and Lakeland alumnus Gary Phillips. “We have gained experience won the Bolton Invitational and Coldwater won the Jackman InSee Golf, Page 2 vitational.

The season that was: The Abington Heights Girls tennis squad finished its 2010 season with an undefeated 12-0 record en route to a victory for the team at the District 2-AAA playoffs. With only two starting members lost in 2011, however, there’s no reason to think the team has lost any of its steam. Among those returning from last year are Courtney Ostrowski. Ostrowski is the defending District 2 Class AAA singles champion. She also teamed with Morgan Fayocavitz on a District 2-4 title and a berth in the state tournament in doubles. Other returning starters include Alexa Abdallah, Ali Pusateri, Mary Chuff, Alyssa Laubham and Liz Archibald. An added weapon for head coach Tom Lavelle is freshman Tyra Abdallah, younger sister of last year’s doubles silver medalist. “She has been showing a lot of potential in practices thus far,” Lavelle said. Surely a perk for Abington Heights is its abundant competition for starting spots; as Lavelle stated, there are many talented members. Though for many, this would yield high-reaching expectations, their coach remains humble. “We’re not starting from scratch mentally speaking,” Lavelle said, “but we treat it as a new season. We try to set attainable goals and take it one match at a time. Hopefully another successful season will be the reward.” The Lady Comets began their season with a Abington Heights began defense of its title with a 4-1 win at Wallenpaupack Aug. 22. Ostrowski, Alexa Abdalla and Tyra Abdalla lost just seven games in six sets combined while sweeping the singles points. A karmic perspective, indeed.


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comers have all shown good potential for the upcoming season.” Ahrens is optimistic that both the boys’ and girls’ teams are primed for a successful year. “This is my third year of coaching cross country at Abington Heights and I think these will be the best teams I have coached in my short career,” he said. Both teams will participate in the Cliff Robbins Invitational in Dallas Sept. 3 and open their season with a dual meet Sept. 7. Lackawanna Trail The Lackawanna Trail boys team returns seniors Peter Lengel and Jamie Reese; juniors Isaac Barbolish, Victor Rosa, Devin Walsh, Zach Noone and Sean Wetzel and sophomore Devon Clarke. Newcomers include senior Andrew O’Brien and juniors Lyle Sweppenheiser and Anthony Urban. The team must make up for the loss of Justin Clarke, a state qualifier last season, Aaron Kovalich and Aaron Barbolish. Head coach Keith Youtz thinks the boys squad should improve on last year’s results. “We have a great group of juniors,” Youtz said. “We’re probably still one more year away from being really competitive with the top teams, but we should finish the season above .500.” Youtz said he thinks that Clarke will be a key member of the team despite his youth. “Devon is running really well and he will probably be our number one runner in the first race because he is good on hills,” he said. The boys’ team finished last year with a 15-7 record. The Lackawanna Trail girls team returns all five of their starters from last season, after finishing 8-14. Seniors Emily Scappatura and Alicia Breita, along with juniors Kiernan Dougherty, Morgan Curran and Molly Seigle, round out the Lady Lions roster. Dougherty placed fourth in districts in 2009, but suffered an injury midway through last season. Youtz said he thinks the junior should return to form this year. “She has the best shot at qualifying for states,” Youtz said. Youtz has also been pleased with the way that Breita has worked throughout the offseason and into the start of practices. The boys and girls teams both open their seasons Sept.7 at Susquehanna. Lakeland The boys team returns seniors Sean Durkin, Brandon Carlo, David Scalzo, Tim Von Storch, Remy Hosking and Paul Szustakowski. Seniors Zilong Zhao and Keith Valinski along with junior Brandon Newberry, sophomore Adam Davis and freshman Mark Arzie, the district champion at junior varsity, will compete at the varsity level this year. The Chiefs finished last season with an 11-11 record. Head coach Jason Tochelli is confident that his experienced team should improve. “Practices have been going pretty well,” he said. “ Hopefully we will get over .500 and have a winning season.” The girls squad returns seniors Alex Miller, who missed qualifying for states by one spot at districts last year, and Katie Polacek from last year’s team that finished 3-16 a year ago. The Lady Chiefs will have to compensate for the loss of state qualifier Shauna McGraw who graduated. The team welcomes seniors Lauren Terpak and Dana Prudente, who will also play soccer, along with sophomore Dana Buskovitz. Tochelli thinks the girls team should show some improvement this season, especially if they can add some depth. “I think they can be better,” he said. “We’re hoping to recruit a few more girls once school starts. ” Both teams will open their season at the Cliff Robbins Invitational Sept.3 and will travel to Susquehanna for their first dual meet Sept. 7.




Members of the Abington Junior Comets North and South teams played against one another Aug. 27. Members of the B squads are shown above.

Comet vs. Comet

Chris Harris, shown above, runs the ball down field in the C squad game.

The Abington Junior Comets BlueWhite football games was held Aug. 27 at the Abington Heights High School field. Members of the Blue and White (South and North) A, B and C squads faced off. More than 300 Abington boys and girls participate in the Junior Comet football and cheer organization. The South defeated the North 26-6 in the A Game. The South defeated the North 6-0 in the B game match up. The North defeated the South 12-0 in the C game.

Tristin Piazza, shown above, scans the field, as he runs toward the endzone in the C squad game


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from last year and have been working hard in the off-season,” Phillips said. “We are looking to make improvements from last season like an improved overall record and to make a good run in the playoffs.” Phillips will look to his experienced players to help the Chiefs succeed. “I expect my returning five to step up and show the freshmen leadership and guidance to help them perform to the best of their abilities,” Phillips said. Lakeland will play Western Wayne High School in its next match Thursday at Western Wayne’s home course. LACKAWANNA TRAIL In Harry Powell’s first three years as head coach, Lacka-


On Aug. 22, the Abington Heights golf team won the Bolton Tournament at Penn State by 12 strokes. Eric Montella won the individual title with a 72. Members of the team shown below are Alex Altier, Dalton Coldwater, Eric Montella and Anthony Sebastianelli

Alexandra Garcia, shown above, is among several girls recognized as a graduating cheerleader.

wanna Trail earned a playoff birth. In Powell’s fourth season the Lions will look to do the same. “Every year we have three goals which include having a winning season, winning the Rock Creek Tournament and making the playoffs,” Powell said. The Lions will have to accomplish those three goals without David Boslough who graduated last year. Boslough earned a partial scholarship to Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he will continue his golf career. Despite the loss, the Lions have three key returning players including junior Dalton Mecke and co-captains, DonMichael Demarest and Matt Lochen. Sophomore Ricky Kordish joined the Lions this season and has already experienced some early success. Kordish split an individual match against Forest City and won his individual match against Elk Lake. He also won both of his better ball matches. Kordish’s progression is similar to Mecke’s contribution as a sophomore last season. “He’s a pleasant surprise,” Powell said. “If he follows the pattern of Dalton and continues doing what he does we could have the season that we’d like to have.” Powell enters his fourth year as the golf team’s head coach but he’s been with the school for 27. “It’s like my second home,” Powell said. “I just enjoy the kids and enjoy helping them learn the right way to play golf.” The Lions will face off against Carbondale High School in their next match Thursday.

This year, both the Abington Heights and Lackawanna Trail girls volleyball teams are looking for success in the Lackawanna League. Abington Heights The Lady Comets finished last season with an appearance in the District 2 Class AAA finals. In order to repeat their success this season, the team is going to have to get used to a few changes. Beginning this season, the team will switch from the Wyoming Valley Conference to the Lackawanna League. In addition to that change, Michael Labagh will also replace Dan Phillips as the team’s head coach this season. Labagh has only been working with the team a few weeks, but said so far he’s happy with what he’s seen in practice. “It’s been going really well. They’re hard workers and they’ve known each other a long time, which is good for team chemistry,” said Labagh. “That’s important, because teams that work better together go further.” While he said he’s been impressed with a number of girls on the team, he’ll be looking to returning starters outside hitters Elisia Cadman,


Marissa Booth returns to the Lady Lions this season.

Molly Dietz and setter Josie LaCoe to have a big impact this season. “I call them my alpha players,” said Labagh. “What I mean by that is a player who can read exactly what’s on the other side of the court and react accordingly.” Lackawanna Trail The Lackawanna Trail’s girls volleyball ended the regular season with a record of 14-2, and an overall record of 17-4. The team won the District II Class A championship over Mountain View, advancing to regionals where they won one game. The Lady Lions lost four players, three starters, to graduation this year. While the team will feel their absence, they do have four starters returning-Marissa Booth, Ashley Chuck, Jennifer Lauzon and Colleen Brace. Head coach Deb Joyce feels that this is a good core coming back to the team that can help the Lady Lions duplicate last year’s success. “The four girls we have coming back are very intense, competitive and dedicated to the sport,” said Joyce. Joyce said that the returning starters have worked hard in the off-season to improve their game, playing in summer leagues, and competing in tournaments. “I always encourage the girls to pick up a volleyball and work as much as possible in the offseason, but these girls did more on their own than any other group I’ve ever had,” said Joyce. Joining the returning four, will be Gabbie Bellanco, Gannie Sunseri, Laura Cox and Courtney Ross, who have all shown a lot of talent during practice. Abington Heights and Lackawanna Trail will open the season facing off against one another, Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. at Lackawanna Trail High School.


Rob Thomas and Shanta Lee Mingo demonstrate the effectiveness of the shrimping technique to the students at Keystone College.

Keystone students ready to DEFEND More than 100 freshmen female resident students participated in professional selfdefense training at Keystone College Aug. 28 at the Theater in Brooks . The class was conducted by professional self-defense instructor Robert

Vanessa Schab and Shanta Lee Mingo demonstrate shrimping technique to students.

Thomas, sensei of the 570 Dojo. Thomas is available for private lessons, on site group instruction at schools, corporations, community groups. For more information, visit or call 570.562.2579.

ABOVE: Breana McDaniel, shown above, practices a maneuver with Tate Jackson. BELOW: Students of Robert Thomas and participants in Keystone’s professional self defense training, held Aug. 28 are shown below, front row: Tanya Morgan, Brittany Uzzolino, Dani Cortese, Genova Holt, Pat Henneforth. Back row: Tate Jackson, Kelsey Williams, Liz O’Hearn, Vanessa Schab, Corrine Sottis, Shanta Lee Mingo and Robert Thomas.




Commissioners host Cross Country Invitational

Spangenberg streaks come to end Fort Wayne TinCaps second baseman Cory Spangenberg put together a 10-game hitting streak and a streak of four straight Midwest League games with stolen bases before the streaks came to an end Aug. 28. Spangenberg, an Abington Heights High School graduate selected in the first round of June’s Major League Baseball Draft, hit .444 (20-for-45) during the streak with 10 runs

scored and eight RBI. He had two doubles, a home run and five stolen bases while improving his batting average from .190 to .272. After Sunday’s hitless effort, Spangenberg is batting .263 in 39 games. After signing with the parent San Diego Padres, the 20-year-old started his professional career by hitting .384 in 25 games for the Northwest League’s Eugene Emeralds.

Head coach steps down at Keystone College The Keystone College athletic department has announced that Jason Leone has stepped down as the College’s head men’s basketball coach in La Plume. Leone, who guided the Giants for four seasons, com-

piled a mark of 71-35. He also led the Giants to four straight semi-final appearances in the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) playoffs. A search for Leone’s replacement is underway.

Lackawanna County schedules women’s golf clinic The last session of the Lackawanna County Women’s Golf Clinic for 2011 will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 6, 8, 13 and 15 at Scott Greens Golf, 455 Green Grove Road, Scott Township. The cost is $55 for six hours of professional instruction from Scott and Corey McAlarney from “A Swing for Life” Golf


Gianna Siragusa, 13, of Kunkletown, #218, with her horse, Bently, were first place winners of English Class 10 at the Aberdeen Stables Horse Show Benefit for Over The Hill Farm.

Running the basket raffles and silent auctions at the Aberdeen Stables horse show fundraiser for the Over The Hill Farm are, clockwise, from back left: Sue Davies, and Dena Tylutke, with their helpers Taylor Tylutke and Leah Long.

Academy. The clinic is open to all classifications of female golfers. For more information and registration, contact the Lackawanna County Parks and Recreation Department at McDade Park, 570.963.6764, or visit

Help for an area FARM On Aug. 27, Benefit Horse Show for the Over the Hill Farm was hosted at the Aberdeen Stables, 1121 Aberdeen Rd., Madisonville, starting at 8 a.m. During the day there were various riding classes, including Western, English, Hunter/Jumper and Driving. There were also raffles, silent auctions, bake sales and food vendors. AT LEFT: Emily Shultz, of Tunkhannock, with her horse, Rock ’N Roll, were champions of the Mini Stirrup and first place winners of Open Walk/Trot with Ground Rails.

The 18th annual Lackawanna County Commissioners Cross Country Invitational will be held Sept. 17 at McDade Park in Scranton. The invitational, one of the premier events of the cross country season, is expected to draw hundreds of students in ninth through twelfth grade from more than 40 schools in Pennsylvania and New York. Coaches interested in entering their schools should contact Race Chairman Dave Grecco at or call the McDade Park Office at 570.963.6764.

McDade Pool to reopen for Labor Day weekend The Lackawanna County Parks and Recreation Department announces The McDade Park pool will be closed from Aug. 29 through Sept. 2 but will reopen for Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3 through 5, before closing for the season. In addition, the beach at Aylesworth Park and the beach at Merli-Sarnoski Park are now closed for the season. Swimming facilities are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Tournament benefits Michael J. Fox Foundation

Abington Area All-Stars win Taylor U10 Missy League Tournament The Abington Area All Star team recently took first place in the Taylor U10 Missy League All Star Tournament held July 19 to 23. Shown in front, from left: Naudia Solan, Marina Castellano, Catherine Ann Kupinski, Cassidy Bartkowski, Karsan Diel and Caroline Kelly. Second row: Nina Kozar, Maddie Brown, Paige Morgan, Samantha Petty, Allison Fiorillo, Ashlynn Fitzgerald and Sydney Rothka. Third row: Coaches Rich Solan, Michael Castellano, TJ Bartkowski and Jim Brown.

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The Marian C. Bell Foundation will host the sixth annual P.A.R for Parkinson’s Golf Event on Monday, Sept. 19, at The Country Club of Scranton. The event includes an 18hole golf tournament, cocktails, dinner and live auction. There are two types of tickets available: the Golf Package at $225, which includes greens fee and cart, driving range, lunch, cocktails and dinner, and the dinner ticket at


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for the score. “I am very excited for Julie,” said UConn assistant coach Zac Shaw. “She is a special player who will continue to have a huge impact for us the rest of the season.” While seven of her teammates took one shot each, Hubbard was at the center of the Connecticut offense with nine shots. Hubbard had to miss Thursday’s 3-0 win over Colgate with an illness, and since Sunday’s game has been cancelled, she is hoping to be back for the next game Friday at Wake Forest. The preseason and openers provided clear signs that both Abington Heights graduates could be in line for big seasons. Hubbard also assisted on a goal in one of two Connecticut preseason wins and has been a focal point of the Huskies attack. Notarianni scored two of her team’s goals in a 3-0 victory over Fairfield in the only exhibition game and said she joins her fellow

$100, which includes cocktails and dinner. The proceeds of the event will once again benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The Michael J. Fox Foundation was selected because of its dedication to ensuring the development of a cure for Parkinson’s disease within the decade through an aggressively funded research agenda. This year, a portion of the proceeds will also benefit two

seniors in being hungry to make their last season special. “We were thinking about that the other day,” Notarianni said. “We didn’t realize as freshmen what the seniors are saying. Once you are done, you want it more than ever before.” Notarianni said the seniors are responsible for trying to remind their teammates all the little things they wish they realized could factor into a team’s success. They are reminding their teammates to be well-rested and as ready as possible for each game. It helps when the seniors show the way as Notarianni did in producing the quick start. She did not realize the distinction of scoring the first goal in the country until it was pointed out to her later Friday. “I thought that was pretty cool, but I didn’t think I had my best game,” said Notarianni, who is adjusting to a slightly different role within the forward line. “It’s not the best game I could have had, but it was something to get started.” Hubbard and Notarianni each made sure getting started did not take long.

individuals bravely fighting battles of their own: Jay Saunders and Sheila Uhl. Saunders, 45, is fighting pancreatic cancer, which is inoperable. He is set to participate in a clinical trial at Thomas Jefferson Medical Center, Philadelphia. Saunders and his wife, Tammy, live in Scranton with their two young children, Jason and Sienna. Uhl, 45, suffered a sudden and massive stroke on Dec. 26, 2010. After months at a


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Heights powerlifting coach Claude Welcome. Welcome began working with Polizzano during her junior year at Abington Heights after she was introduced to powerlifting by her father, Bob Polizzano. “My dad powerlifted in college, so he would always take me to the gym and then he decided to enter me in a local competition, and I did well (finishing in first place). I talked to Claude at that meet and he told me to start coming to practice, so I did,” said Polizzano. After that first meet, Polizzano said she enjoyed the sport, and would have probably continued participating in competitions even if she never joined the Comets, but credits the team with helping her get to the next level. “I’d be into it, but I don’t know if I would have gone as far. I don’t know if I would have gone to such high-ranking meets,” said Polizzano. “I was always naturally strong, but then once Claude showed me the techniques of powerlifting, I was able to lift a lot more weight, and he knows how to play the game of power-

rehabilitation hospital, Uhl beat the odds and has regained the ability to breathe, walk, talk and live. Uhl and her husband, Jim, live in Stamford, Conn. with their two young children, Jackson and Sadie. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For information, visit http://, email or call 312.852.0005.

lifting, and when I’m in competition I always rely on him to make sure that I’m staying close to my competitors.” In addition to Welcome, who has proven so valuable to Polizzano’s success that he joined her at worlds, she also credits the team and parents with her success. “It’s definitely an individual sport, but when you’re competing and at practice, it’s one big team, it’s like any other team sport, everyone is supporting each other,” said Polizzano. “They’re very supportive, and mentally they’ve been helping me train. And, even though I’m the only one going to Worlds, everyone’s acting like it’s a team’s success, because it has been a team success.” “Both my parents (Bob and Vicki Polizzano) are really supportive of it.” Polizzano said she plans on returning the support that she received from her teammates this season by driving in from Temple University, where she will be attending in the fall, to come and help out with the team. She also said she plans to continue to work with Welcome as she continues her powerlfiting career, lifting for Temple’s team, and competing in tournaments on her own.

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