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This Lent the flesh was weak


trick’s Day falls during Lent – but also an opportunity to show myself who was boss, and this I deemed extremely important. Come to think of it, it was St. Patrick’s Day of 1985 – ah, I remember it well – that brought me to expand my Lenten fast from beer to all alcoholic beverages. My brother Bill, who was living out of town at the time, perhaps Texas then, although it could have been New Orleans, happened to be visiting. He invited me out for dinner. We wound up at Arcaro and Genell’s, one of our favorite Italian places in Old Forge, where I explained I would have only a glass of red wine because I was fasting on beer. I might have had the second glass – I don’t remember – but I do recall Bill suggesting we head to downtown Pittston after dinner to see if any of the old gang was around. That was a time when the bars downtown – the places where Bill and I had spent a lot of time during our

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early 20s – were still hoppin’ and we knew darned well the old gang would most certainly be around. We walked into Lou’s Place, which might have been called Bottoms Up by then, through the back entrance and it was wall to wall people. “I’m not having a beer,” I told Bill, “but if I drink red wine all night I’ll be plastered. So, I think I’ll switch to bourbon.” I wound up missing the entire next day of work. That was the last hangover I had until one morning during this past Lent. Sorry, but I’m not going into the details. Let’s just say I decided early this Lent to give myself dispensation on one occasion and, like eating peanuts, couldn’t seem to stop. The first dispensation was for a visit with my son in Chicago, to which he moved at the start of the year. Mary Kay and I met Michael and the lady in his life for brunch, which of course called for bloody marys, and

likewise, wine at dinner while we were there was a given. I returned home committed to get back on track when along came the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Banquet on March 17 and I figured: what the heck? At the cocktail hour John Terrana said he’d love a manhattan but his doctor forbade him, so I volunteered to have one for him. It seemed charitable. It also made it easier to stop at Rooney’s Irish Pub after the banquet. Who knew they had Guinness on draft? Well, I guess I did. What I didn’t know was that my old buddy Moe Mullarkey would be lurking at the corner of the bar. While it didn’t turn into 1985, I will admit Moe and I did our Irish ancestors proud. It didn’t stop there. When a couple of my old high school chums Joe Leone and Tony Alu – he the former lead singer of the band The Cadillacs – told me they were forming a duet and their first

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gig was to be at Cuz’s Susquehanna Bar one Friday night, I knew I must be in attendance but I vowed all I would do is sip on a Coke. Enough was enough, I said. Then the bartender handed me a beer and said it was from that lady over there, Tony’s wife Kathy. What was I supposed to do, send it back? Finally, when my friend Albert Kridlo asked if I’d consider joining him and two other pals on a trip to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 35th birthday of his son Dale who was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan on Nov. 5, 2010, how could I say no, even though I knew we’d be proposing a toast or two? We tend to toast Dale’s heroism with Crown Royal, his favorite, and suffice it to say we toasted him heartily during our trip. All of which has taken the fun right out of today. I might have a drink with Easter dinner but it just won’t be the same.

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Today concludes the first Lent in the past 30 years that I’ve allowed myself to consume alcohol. I began “fasting” on beer in the early ’80s because an older guy I worked with at the time always did and it seemed incredibly cool. We’d do a countdown to midnight on Holy Saturday as Joe Luke prepared to pop his first ring tab in 40 days and the look on his face told me there was something to this I must experience myself. “Fasting” is in quotes above because what Catholics from the time they are children are taught to do during Lent – to give up something they enjoy – is not fasting per se but abstaining. As a kid I’d “fast” on gum or candy or potato chips but never with much success. Beer was another story. I was not a heavy drinker, but I enjoyed a beer or two and getting through Lent without one was something I was highly motivated to achieve. It was a sacrifice to be sure – after all, St. Pa-



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A multiple photograph panorama of New Rail Dam near Commerce Road in Pittston Township, just part of the 19 square miles that make up Pittston Township.

Three full-time and nine part-time officers cover 19 square miles of Pittston Township By Jack Smiles


Pittston Township Acting Police Chief Sgt. Lena Angelella stands near Harlow Pond off of Ridge Road in Pittston Township. PHOTOS BILL TARUTIS

Angelella runs split shifts with herself and a part-time officer from noon to 8:30 p.m. to handle calls. With a Pilot Truck Stop, Walmart Supercenter, hotels and restaurants, along with entrances and exits for I-81 and the turnpike on a 1 and 1/2 mile stretch of Route 315, traffic can get chaotic. “At 3:00, 315 explodes,” Angelella said. “From three to

eight, it’s a raceway. People see us up there at crashes and you’d think they’d slow down, but they don’t. Accidents have doubled in the past few years. We had 319 last year, 50 more than the year before. Some departments don’t have 50 in a year. We get an enormous amount of tractor trailers, probably triple from a few years ago. They used to turn onto Oak to go to the old Walmart; now

they go straight on 315 to go to the new one.” The Mohegan Sun casino has also increased traffic on Route 315, especially in the evening, with a lot of that traffic coming from the Poconos and the Philadelphia area, as the officers have learned through stops and accidents. The Walmart Supercenter, which opened in November

2010, has also increased retail theft calls for the township’s police. Angelella estimates that, on two out of the five days she’s on duty and on three out of four weekends, township police have someone in custody by 3:30 in the afternoon. “Usually it’s not a first offense, it’s a third or fourth. That ties up an officer who has to take the offender to the magistrate.” On average, the township police will file more than70 citations a month with the magistrate and make 25 arrests, three for felonies. Amidst the accidents, retail thefts, DUIs and domestic disputes, township police also patrol Route 502 and Suscon Road where speeding is an issue. “There are a lot of crashes on those roads and we try to make people aware we are up there,” Angelella said. A15-year-old girl was killed in a Suscon Road wreck in January 2010. A year earlier, a young man was killed in a motorcycle accident near the same spot. Angelella was working when the girl was killed and it was emotional for her. “You have to finish your shift and then somebody might say something like, ‘that cop was rude and all I did was ask for directions,’” she said. “But how do you shake something like that? People forget you’re human.” The vastness of the area between Suscon Road and Route 502, including thousands of acres of woods, can make for a long response time to a call. For example, it would take an officer patrolling Suscon Road 20 minSee BIG JOB, Page 4

PAGE 3 rom the mall and the residential areas along the bypass to the truck stops, retail supercenters and major chain restaurants lining busy State Highway 315. From the mega industrial parks and distribution centers employing 3,000 workers on Oak, Armstrong and Suscon roads to bucolic rural subdivisions nestled in hollows on the ridge of the Pocono Mountains. And from the International Airport to the massive swamps draining State Game Lands 91, Pittston Township puts the “greater” in Greater Pittston. As the largest of the local communities at 19 square miles, the township is a bear to police, in more ways than one. “Sometimes we chase bears around,” said Sgt. Lena Angelella, the officer in charge of the Pittston Township Police Department. “Last summer, there was a bear on Oak Street. He was eating out of the dumpster behind a bar and he just wasn’t leaving.” Angelella suspects the bear, one of many which live in the township and prompt police calls, was uprooted from its den by development in the nearby CenterPointe Commerce and Trade Park. Development is the operative word in the township. “We’re growing,” Angelella said. “I think we have over 100 businesses. Right now, they’re preparing the land for a new industrial park going up on Armstrong Road across from UPS.” Traffic accidents on State Route 315 keep the township’s police department of three fulltimers and nine part-timers busy.


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utes to get to a call on Route 502. Angelella said when she joined the Pittston Township police force in 1997, calls to break up underage drinking parties in wooded areas such as Devil’s Falls in Suscon were fairly common, but they are rare these days. “There are so many places to go, there is always that potential,” she said, “but these days we get more calls to homes than in the woods. I guess the kids today are lazy,” she said laughing. “It’s too much work to go out in the woods and start a fire for a party.” Angelella said calls to the township’s three bars – the By Pass Lounge, Bar on Oak and Miller’s – are rare. “They are all pretty quiet,” she said. “Really, not a problem at all.” The township police responded to more than 1,700 calls last year, not including the 319 traffic accidents. Given the rural nature of much of the township, among the more than 1,700 calls were a few for lost hunters. “We had one hunter who came out of the

woods, then went back in,” Angelella said. “I think he forgot something in his tree stand. He got disoriented and couldn’t find his way out. It was cold and rainy. We responded, the fire department responded and they got him out.” While many of the calls are fairly routine, crazy stuff does happen. In January, a man was taken into custody after he allegedly discharged two rounds from a rifle and hit a residence being used as the municipal tax office. Here’s the crazy part: the alleged shooter was described as “partially nude.” “It goes to show you never know what’s going to happen,” Angelella said. “That was a Friday. I just walked in the office. I was out all day and said ‘today I’m going home at 3:30.’ I didn’t get home until 1:00 in the morning.” On top of everything else, the township also has an officer on duty at the Scranton/WilkesBarre International Airport 16 hours a day, seven days a week, a

Motorists are welcomed to Pittston Township at the intersection of Oak Street and the Pittston ByPass. PHOTO BY BILL TARUTIS

position funded by a grant from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA.) Angelella was born and raised in Pittston Township, where her father John was the fire chief. He died of a heart attack fighting a fire on the bypass 30 years ago

when his daughter was just 7 years old. Today, her Uncle Anthony Angelella is the fire chief and his son and grandson by the same name are fire fighters. Angelella said because she grew up in the township and be-

cause of her family legacy of public service, she feels a special connection. “I don’t know. It’s hard to describe,” she said. “It’s different because I have a love for the town.”

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Awards to be presented at banquet in conjunction with Salvation Army’s 100th anniversary Sandy served on the Board of Directors and Chairman of Affiliated Food Distributors, Inc. The wholesale food cooperative served over 250 stores in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. He served on the Board of Directors of the Mercy Healthcare Foundation where he also served as Chairman. Sandy is currently the President and CEO of Nature’s Way Purewater, Inc. The water bottling company is located in Pittston, and serves Wal-Mart, Wegman’s, Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Fresh Markets, and other national accounts. Sandy has been married to the former Marlene Nardone for 46 years. They have two sons and

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five grandchildren. The awards dinner is part of a weeklong celebration marking the Salvation Army’s 100th anniversary in West Pittston. The celebration begins on Saturday, May 5, with the West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, which starts at noon. On Wednesday, May 9, there will be a Youth Group outdoor concert and performance. On Friday, May 11, and Saturday May 12, there will be an Open House at The Salvation Army Citadel, 214 Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston. Hours are Friday 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday 1-4 p.m. The public is invited to tour the renovated facilities and enjoy complimentary light refreshments.

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Michael and Sandy Insalaco, Pittston brothers who used their success in business to assist many charitable and community organizations, will be honored with a Community Service Award when the Salvation Army notes its 100th anniversary in West Pittston with a banquet on Thursday, May 10, at Saint Anthony’s Center, Exeter. Tickets for the event and program sponsorships are available by contacting Major Sheryl Hershey, commanding officer in West Pittston, at 570-655-5947 or via email at Arrangements for tickets, at $50 per person, or program ads can also be made through com- Michael Insalaco mittee members Anthony Grieco, Ann Marie Adonizio, Rose Ferentino Grimes and Frank Caof his neighbors to which he sarella. Full page program ads are owed his success. Throughout his life, he continavailable at $150 with half page ads at $75, quarter page at $40 ued to express his gratitude for that friendship and support, and, and patron listings at $25. Camera ready ads and dinner consequently, has given new reservations, along with checks depth to the idea of caring for in the appropriate amount, may one’s neighbor. Both as donors be sent to: Major Sheryl Her- and as active volunteers, the Inshey, 214 Luzerne Avenue PO salacos have contributed generBox 3004 West Pittston, PA ously and unfailingly to charitable causes and educational insti18643. Dinner includes choice of tutions that serve and benefit its prime rib, chicken marsala or fi- citizens. For Michael Insalaco, it all belet of flounder. Hors d’oeuvres will be from 6 to 7 p.m. with din- gan with some fruits and vegetables – and a dream. Along with ner at 7. Deadline for program ads in his brothers, Sandy, Leonard and April 20. Deadline for dinner Vincent, he started quite humbly in 1947, at a corner in Pittston reservations is May 1. selling produce to local resiMajor Hershey said there are banquet sponsorships available dents. Through all of his professional at the platinum level ($1,000 and above); gold ($750 to $999) and accomplishments, Michael and his wife, Dolores, built somesilver ($500 to $749). Michael Insalaco’s story, born thing equally significant: their of his proud immigrant heritage family. Nothing to them is more in Luzerne County, is one of en- important than their three children – Karen, Diane and Leotrepreneurial achievement. When he saw a need for a good nard – and their four grandchilfamily grocery in his communi- dren – Megan, Connor, Eric and ty, he acted. He opened a small Dana. Sandy Insalaco started his castore and he and his brothers built it into a thriving chain of su- reer with his brother Michael permarkets, creating employ- over 50 years ago. The family ment and providing important business grew from one store to services for the people of the re- 14 stores in four counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Ingion. With characteristic humility, salaco Supermarkets was then he has always maintained that it sold to Penn Traffic Company in was the support and friendship 1993.


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SUNDAY DISPATCH, SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2012 Pictured at a check presentation for the Hometown Heroes Memorial fund are, from left, Tom Salvaggio, Luann Sperrazza, Terry Guasto, Colleen Turant, Rosemary Dessoye, director of Chamber of Commerce; Charlie Adonizio, broker/owner, Atlas Realty Inc.; Angie Dessoye, Nancy Bohn, Melissa Hudzinski, Michele Reap and Phil Semenza. Absent at the time of the photo were Bill Williams, Fred Mecadon, Julio Caprari, Joe Caprari, Keri Best, Glen Gubitose and Kevin Sobilo.

Chamber memorial fund gets grand donations clude a 50-foot flag pole, four black polished monuments with affixed brass plates engraved with the likeness and information of the memorialized heroes and a pair of search lights, is expected to cost $30,000. The memorial monuments will also honor Spec. Dale Kridlo of Pittston, 1st Lt. Jeffery DePrimo of Pittston and Lt. Col Richard Berrettini, formerly of Dupont, who were killed in Afghanistan, and State Trooper Joshua D. Miller, who was killed in the

The Kridlo family donated $1,000 to the Chamber's memorial fund. From left, are Al Kridlo, Chamber president Charles Adonizio, Alberta Kridlo and Chamber Executive Director Rosemary Dessoye.



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ordan Tarter insists the AntiBullying Awareness Concert on Saturday, April 14 at the KISS Theater at the Wyoming Valley Mall isn’t about her. Maybe not, but it wouldn’t exist without her. Jordan, a 14-year-old Pittston Area eighth-grader and aspiring singer/songwriter, organized the event and will be the host. She got the idea to raise antibullying awareness after witnessing bullying. “It’s everywhere, everyday, on the bus, in school,” she said. The event will include approximately 10 acts, including a karate demonstration, dancing and singers. Tarter will perform a hip-hop song and dance routine with a dance troupe to the song “Who’s Laughing Now.” She’s also going to sing an original song she’s working on about bullying. Dave Baloga, KISS director, will also perform a song. Individuals who have been victims of bullying will also take the stage to tell stories of how they have been bullied and how they struggled to overcome it. Pat Rushton, director of the Victims Resource Center, will have an information kiosk and will speak about how he and the center can help. There is no charge for admission, but there will be a donation bucket. Event sponsors are KISS, GAYNEPA, and the Diversity Partnership of the Luzerne Foundation. Money donated above the cost of the concert will be donated to

you see bullying happening or to tell someone,” she said. She gets frustrated when she witnesses bullying, when the most she can do about it is maybe offer to sit next to a victim on the bus. Tarter sees the Anti-Bullying Awareness Concert as a chance to finally do something. “I can’t wait to open some eyes,” she said.


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WA grad Buzinski earns PhD in Social Psychology Author donates books to WP Library

Steven Buzinski pictured with his parents Greg and Edith Buzinski and fiance Kym Weed, recently attained his PhD from the University of Maryland. Steven and Kym also are pictured on page one of today's Social Section.


Steven Buzinski, son of Greg and Edith Buzinski, West Pittston, has recently attained his PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Maryland on December 22, 2011. He is the grandson of Mrs. Pauline DeOrio of West Pittston and Mrs. Rita Buzinski of Pittston. Steven was a 2001 honor graduate from Wyoming Area and a magna cum laude graduate from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA. He is currently a post-graduate teaching fellow at LVC. In King’s play Amy Brown of West Wyoming has the role of Officer Pudney in the King’s Theatre Department’s production of Neil Simon’s classic comedy “Rumors,” the comedic tale of four affluent couples who arrive at a party and find their host has been shot. The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. April 12-14 and 19-21 and at 3 p.m. April 15 in the King’s Theatre, located in the Administration Building on North River Street. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students/senior

citizens. For more information or to reserve tickets, call the box office at 208-5825 or Birthdays Happy birthday wishes go to Max Freed, of Pottsville who celebrated his sixth birthday on April 7. Max is the nephew of Mike English, of Pittston Township. Bootsie Chmiel, of Dupont will celebrate a birthday on April 10 and Bradley Rush, of Jenkins Twp. Will celebrate on April 12. Earns degree Heidi Ann O’Brien, daughter of Anna Marie Roche of Wyoming, graduated on Saturday, March 31 from Strayer University in Philadelphia. A 2008 graduate of Wyoming Area High School, O’Brien earned a degree in Criminal Justice with a 4.0 average. Newborns Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center announced recent births. A girl was born to Amber

Bryan Anderson, author of the newly-published book “No Turning Back,” was a recent visitor to the West Pittston Library where he presented two signed copies of his book. Anderson, a triple amputee, survived a roadside bombing during his second tour of duty in Iraq. The book is his tale of devastation, recovery and transformation. The message of his story is the mantra by which he lives - matter what your circumstances, it is imperative to “live, love and thrive.” Anderson travels the country as the national spokesperson for Quantum Rehab, a division of Pride Mobility. Anderson, right, presented Maria Heck, left, staff member, and Anne Bramblett Barr, director, of the West Pittston Library, with the signed copies of his book.

economics and was selected to serve as an inaugural student advisor of the Paterno Fellows Program. Following his first year at Pitt Law, Gatto worked at the labor and employment law firm of Koff, Mangan, Vullo & Gartley in Kingston, Pennsylvania. In addition to his studies at Pitt Law, he currently writes weekly news articles for JURIST Legal News & Research Services, Inc., and he works at The Law Office of Claudia Davidson as a labor law clerk.

Hubert and Keith Schuback of Old Forge on March 21 A boy was born to Laurea Dessoye, Pittston on March 21; A girl was born to Erin and Jonathan Bufogle, Pittston, on March 22. A boy was born to Erica Drouse, Pittston on March 28. Fellowship The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded a 10-week summer fellowship to Brandon Elliott Gatto, a second-year law student at Pitt Law. Gatto will spend the fellowship working at Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union No. 19 in Philadelphia. In 2012 The Peggy Browning Fund will support nearly 70 public interest labor law fellowships nationwide. Gatto was born in Scranton, is a graduate of Old Forge High

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Correction In an article in last week’s Dispatch, it was erroneously reported that the next rare beer tasting event at Sabnatini’s Pizza in Exeter will be held on April 14. The actual date is April 18 with beers brewed by southern Tier.

By Jack Smiles Jerry Mullarkey, Executive Director of the Pittston Community Development Authority, submitted a letter to the city indicating his intent to retire. The retirement is effective June 30. Mullarkey, 67, has been involved with city authorities for 40 years, starting with the housing authority. Housing offices were at various times in the Dime Bank and in the old Pittston Gazette Building on Broad Street. In the early 1990s Mullarkey was appointed Executive Director of the Community Development Authority, also known as the Housing Authority, with an office in city hall. City manager Joe Moskovitz said it’s a busy time for the redevelopment office, but he doesn’t anticipate a problem. “There’s a lot going on in that office,” Moskovitz said. “The Gilbro and the Main Street condo project are at critical junctures, but I don’t

think there’ll be any lag time of interruption in the progress.” The Gilbro project is the proposed construction of an office and retail building at the corner of William and Main by the Gilchrist brothers and Sam Falcone. The condo project Moskovitz referred to involves the old Burne Building between Kennedy and Main Streets, where Harry Salavantis has plans to build loftstyle apartments. Former mayor Mike Lombardo is on the authority board. He joked that Mullarkey may not be finished working saying, “he may become a roadie for Bruce Springsteen.” Mullarkey is an enormous Springsteen fan and has been to numerous Springsteen concerts. Turning serious, Lombardo said, “We’re sad to see him go. He has a long list of accomplishments and I’m proud to have worked with him.” Mullarkey’s wife Ann Marie is retired and they have adult children and grandchildren who live

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Easter Sunrise Services scheduled today Easter Sunrise service will be celebrated on steps of Second Presbyterian Church, 143 Parsonage St., Pittston, today, Sunday, April 8 at 7 a.m.; Easter morning celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Sunrise service will also be celebrated today, April 8, at 7 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Water St., Pittston. Easter Sunday Morning Worship will be at 9:30 a.m. First United Presbyterian Church, West Pittston, will conduct Easter Sunrise Service today, April 8, at 7 a.m. between Elm Street and West Pittston Cemetery. Easter Worship will be at 11 a.m. Today, April 8, at 7 a.m. a Resurrection Procession will take place around Holy Mother of Sorrows Polish National Catholic Church, 212 Wyoming Ave., Dupont, followed by Mass. PENNY AUCTION The annual Sunday School Penny Auction will be held at 2 p.m. on April 15 at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rock St., Hughestown. The auction is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Admission is $2.


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DOO WOP SHOW United Methodist Church Pittston Flower Fund is running a bus trip to the Doo Wop Cavalcade Show at the American Music Theater in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. Cost is $94 which includes bus seat, show ticket, dinner, all tips and taxes. Reservations must be made no later than May 31. A $50 deposit is required when making reservation and balance is due by August 1. A smorgasbord dinner at Shady Maple follows the show. For additional information or to make a reservation call 6031915 and leave a message if no answer.

Divine Mercy celebration next Sunday The Divine Mercy Sunday celebration is scheduled to be held in the Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary chapel, Rte. 315, Pittston Twp., on Sunday, April 15. Confessions begin at 1:00 p.m., followed by the celebration of Holy Mass at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Paul A. McDonnell, OSJ, seminary rector. At 3:00 p.m., the “Hour of Mercy”, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed with the PEDIATRIC CLINIC The Care and Concern Pediatric Health Clinic, located in the former Seton Catholic School building on William Street in Pittston, will be open the first and third Thursday of each month. Free health care is provided for infants through age 11. Registration is from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Participants should bring your child’s immunization records with them. Parents or guardians must be present to have their child examined. All services are free and confidential. The clinic is sponsored by the Care and Concern ministries of the Parish Community of St. John the Evangelist, Msgr. John Bendik, Pastor. For more information call 855-6035. REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF WYOMING VALLEY 1700 Wyoming Avenue, FortyFort Pastor Rev. R.F. Dymond Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m. Bible School: 11:45 a.m. Wednesday evening prayer service: 6:30 p.m. every other Wednesday Visitors are welcome. For additional information call 570693-1918 BENNETT PRESBYTERIAN 501 Bennett Street, Luzerne Everyone is welcome. The church is handicap accessible.

singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, followed by the recitation of the Holy Rosary, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and concluding blessing with the first-class relic of St. Faustina – the saint of the Divine Mercy message. Prior to the start of the celebration, remarks will be offered by Miss Cathy Mack, leader of the Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy. All the faithful are invited to participate.

BETHEL UNITED METHODIST 532Main St., Avoca (570) 457-2566 Pastor Sharon Dietz (570) 282-0104 Sunday – Worship Service 11:15 a.m. Communion first Sunday of each month – non perishable food items will be collected this day. Mondays – Bible study – 6 p.m. alternating each week with Brick UM Church, Duryea. 1st Thursday of each month – food give-away 4 to 6 p.m. for needy of Avoca and Duryea. Non perishable food items and monetary donations are accepted at this time. If you have a prayer request, call Pastor Dietz who will activate prayer chain. BRICK UNITED METHODIST 935 Foote Ave., Duryea (570)457-4424 Pastor Sharon Dietz (570) 282-0104 Sunday Worship Service 9:45 a.m. Sunday School – 10:15 a.m. during morning Worship Services for ages 3-12 Communion first Sunday of each month – non perishable food items will be collected this day. Mondays – Bible study – 6 p.m. alternating each week with Bethel UM Church, Avoca. Miracle of Awareness – coffee time – 6 p.m. meeting 7 p.m. Thursday – New beginnings

meeting 7 p.m. 3rd Thursday of each month – United Methodist Women – 6:30 p.m. If you are in need of prayer request, call Pastor who will activate prayer chain. CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY ALLIANCE CHURCH Luzerne Ave. and Parke Street West Pittston Origins – The Foundation of Creation and Man Part will be held from 7 to 8:15 p.m. through May 13. The study is open to Bible students and well as interested individuals. Pre-registration is recommended by calling the church office 654-2500. Christ’s Community Clothes Closet will be open from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. The closet will be closed on days that Pittston and Wyoming Area School Districts are closed due to weather or holidays. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Rev. James H. Breese, pastor, Water Street, Pittston Rev. James H. Breese, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Water Street, Pittston, has announced the following schedule for Easter Week: Easter Sunday, Resurrection Day, April 8, Sunrise Service 7:00 a.m. and Sunday Morning Worship 9:30 a.m. All are welcome and invited to attend.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UCC 500 Luzerne Avenue West Pittston Rev. Joan Mitchell, Pastor Easter Sunday Worship Service Sunday, April 8 at 11 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Diaconate meeting, Tuesday, April10 at 7 p.m., church council meeting 7:30 p.m. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 14 Broad Street Pittston Sunday Worship 9:15 a.m. with Rev. William N. Lukesh. FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH West Pittston Rev. James Thyren 654-8121 April 8 – 7 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service between Elm St and West Pittston Cemetery, 10 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. Easter Worship, 12:05 p.m. choir rehearsal. April 10 – 7 p.m. Deacons April 11 – 9 a.m. Morning Circle April 12 – 7:30 p.m. Session Services are being held at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church on 1700 Wyoming Ave, Exeter as we recover from the flood of September 2011. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Wyoming Ave., West Pittston The United Methodist Women are sponsoring a bus trip to Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster to see “Jonah” on Tuesday, May 1. Bus will leave at 9 p.m. For more information and reservations, call Doris Dushok, 654-2689 or Karen Weed, 6544446. FULL GOSPEL CHAPEL Avoca Adult Sunday School, 9:30; Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday evening Bible See FAITH, Page 11

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study and prayer service at 7:00. The church also hosts the Rose of Sharon Church with Rev. Vincente Torres on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. for the Hispanic community. GLENDALE GOSPEL CHURCH 105 Church Drive Glendale/Pittston Township Sunday Service 10:45 a.m. HARDING CHURCH OF CHRIST RR 1 Box 187A, Falls Sunday services: 10:00 a.m. Sunday School and 11:00 a.m. Church Service. Call 388-6534 HOLY MOTHER OF SORROWS PNCC 212 Wyoming Avenue, Dupont Rev. Zbigniew Dawid, Pastor Easter Schedule: April 8, Easter Sunday, 7:00 a.m. Resurrection Procession around the Church followed by Mass; 10:30 a.m. High Mass Daily masses are held Monday through Saturday at 9 a.m. Spaghetti dinner is scheduled for Saturday, April 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. The dinner is sponsored by the National Youth Convo for 2012. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and a beverage. Cost: adults $7, children, up to 12-years old, $4. A message from pastor Rev. Zbigniew Dawid: Alleluia! Christ is Risen! I wish all the readers of the Sunday Dispatch the peace, the hope and the joy of Easter. May Jesus Christ rise in our hearts, in our lives. May our Lord free us from sins and make us again the children of God. Let us together give thanks to God for the gift of Eternal life and live up to the promise of Eternity. May the Risen Christ bless each and every one of you and your families with His choicest blessings.

LANGCLIFFE PRESBYTERIAN 1001 Main St Avoca Sunday worship 11:15 a.m. The Langcliffe Church is handicapped accessible. Nursery is provided for children during worship. MOOSIC ALLIANCE CHURCH 608 Rocky Glen Road, Moosic Pastor: Doug Jensen 4576020 Sunday morning Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning Worship at 10:45 a.m. Prayer meeting, Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Celebrate Recovery Ministry, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. OBLATES OF ST. JOSEPH Highway 315, Pittston Masses are held daily in the seminary chapel at 7 a.m. (Monday – Friday) and on Saturday mornings at 8 a.m. There are no weekend Masses. Confessions are heard daily from 9 a.m. – noon and from 3 – 6 p.m. Office hours are Monday – Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., evenings and weekends by appointment. Office phone number is 654-7542. Every Wednesday evening Mass is celebrated at 7:00 p.m. in conjunction with the Novena to St. Joseph & St. Joseph Marello. Novena prayers and the blessing of the first-class relic of St. Joseph Marello, Founder of the Oblates of Saint Joseph Congregation, immediately follow the Mass. All are welcome to participate! Tune into Catholic Radio 750 AM. The radio studio is located in the seminary building and is broadcast daily from dawn to dusk. For more information about this station, contact Ed Niewinski at 287-4670. FunFest ’12, is set for August 25-26 on the seminary grounds. There will be no Vocation Holy Hour this month or Blue Army First Friday Vigil due to the Holy Thursday and Good Friday liturgical commemorations. Both events will resume next month on May 3 and 4.

Monday, April 9, the unification commission of PA & CA will be meeting in Fresno, CA. Members of the PA commission are Rev. Paul McDonnell, OSJ & Rev. Gregory Finn, OSJ. Very Rev. Philip Massetti, OSJ serves as the local provincial superior. All three will be attending these meetings to work for the unification of the two Oblate provinces in the USA, creating one juridical province by March of 2013. Divine Mercy Sunday celebration is scheduled to be held in the seminary chapel on Sunday, April 15. Confessions begin at 1:00 p.m., followed by the celebration of Holy Mass at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Paul A. McDonnell, OSJ, seminary rector. At 3:00 p.m., the “Hour of Mercy”, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed with the singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, followed by the recitation of the Holy Rosary, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and concluding blessing

with the first-class relic of St. Faustina – the saint of the Divine Mercy message. Prior to the start of the celebration, remarks will be offered by Miss Cathy Mack, leader of the Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy. All the faithful are invited to participate. Day of Reflection: "Rediscovering the Journey of Faith," Saturday - April 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Fatima Renewal Center, Dalton. Guest presenter: Oblate Father Paul A. McDonnell, who will lead participants in a program of preparation for the "Year of Faith," proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI, that will begin in October. The day will address how faith-centered persons can deepen their own faith before sharing it with others. Those involved in parish ministries and anyone seeking to deepen his/her faith are encouraged to attend. Includes the Sacrament of Reconciliation and celebration of Mass. Fee: $30, in-


cludes lunch. To register, call Fatima Center at 563-8500. For more news and information about the Oblates of Saint Joseph locally and around the world, turn to ST. JOSEPH MARELLO PARISH OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL ST. ROCCO’S Pittston Weekend Masses: At Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, on Saturday at 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday at 8:00 & 11:00 a.m. At St. Rocco Church, on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The Altar & Rosary Society will be hosting a Penny Auction on Sunday, April 22, in the Parish Center. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the auction will be at See FAITH, Page 13


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The children of St John the Evangelist parish held their annual presentation of The Passion on Sunday April 1. Pictured are: Gavin Caprio, Alex Fussner, Catie Galonis, Edward Galonis, John Galonis, Joseph Galonis, Philip Gelso, Maxwell Gregor, Anna Marie Gubitose, Aiden Hindmarsh, Aiden Jenkins, Aidan Mehal, Julia Mehal, Adam Musto, Alex Musto, Amara Musto, Brianna Musto, Cherokee Musto, Joshua Orkwis, Gabriella Para, Victoria Para, Michael Rakaczewski, Jack Riley, Emily Shulde, Connor Yencha, Delano Yuknavich. Missing from the photo is Alyssa Reed

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2:00 p.m. Get advance admission tickets or raffles tickets from any member, the rectory or at the door. Members are reminded that all returns must be made by the April 19 meeting. St. Joseph Marello Parish Raffle is now underway. Buy your tickets now for a chance to win 2012 Chevrolet Cruz or $20,000. Donations are $20.00 each and only 2,000 tickets to be sold. Seller of the winning ticket receives $500.00. If you would like to sell tickets call Frank Sciabacucchi 655-6125, Pena Hansen-332-5989, or the rectory office-654-6902. Get yours before it’s too late Holy Name Society members of St. Joseph Marello Parish will be available at all masses this weekend for anyone interested in their “lottery” fundraiser and/or Smoker tickets. Bus trip to Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, June 23/24. Contact Pat 609-5173 or Jean 693-1041. Public and parochial school students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades who belong to St. Joseph Marello Parish will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation this year on Friday, April 13, in

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 5:00 p.m. Candidates should have already chosen their sponsors, and sponsors should fill out the required form the candidates provide. Parents of parochial school students who have not contacted the church and who have not received information regarding Confirmation requirements should call the CCD director, Terrie Audi at 654-3326 as soon as possible. Anyone wishing to rent the parish banquet hall or meeting room should call Christine Silinskie, hall manager at 704-8861 for details and/or a tour of the facility. Mt. Carmel Senior Choir will hold rehearsal on Mondays, from 7-8:30 p.m. St. Rocco Senior Choir will resume weekly rehearsals on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the choir loft of St. Rocco Church. New members are welcome. St. Joseph Senior Social Club will be note the following trips: April 11-13, Niagara Falls; August 27-31, Cape Cod and Sept. 19-28, Reflections of Italy in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce. Call for details to Theresa at 654-2967. Home-bound parishioners who would like to receive Holy Communion, should call the Rectory at 654-6902 and a priest

or Eucharistic Minister will visit them. We pray every day for our parishioners and friends who are sick in the hospitals, nursing home or at home. CORPUS CHRISTI PARISH Luzerne Ave., West Pittston Daily Mass 7:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception; 8:30 a.m. at Holy Redeemer; 12:10 p.m. at Immaculate Conception 6:00 p.m. at Holy Redeemer 7:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception The Parish Bazaar is Fri, Sat, Sun, June 29, 30, and July 1 at Holy Redeemer Church grounds. OUR LADY OF THE EUCHARIST PARISH 535 N Main Street, Pittston Mass Schedule Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass: 8:00 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. and by appointment School of Religious Education All Religious Education classes are held for Grades 1 thru 7 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in

the Religious Education Center. There will be no Religious Education classes this weekend. Classes will resume on Sunday, April 15. Happy Easter On Easter Sunday, April 8, masses will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Mass of Healing On Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m. there will be celebrate a Mass of Healing. During the Mass the Sacrament of the anointing of the sick will be celebrated. A light reception will follow in the parish hall. Anyone in need of a ride should call the Parish Office at 654-0253. Evening of Reflection On Tuesday, April17 there will be an Evening of Reflection for all adult Liturgical Ministers. The evening will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Ministers are asked to meet in the Church. Yoga classes Yoga for Absolute Beginners: a must for those interested in learning more about yoga and its benefits. Learn the fundamental poses, the power of deep breathing and how to deeply relax. Dress comfortably. Bring a yoga mat and blanket. No prior experience needed. Must be able to get down and up off the floor easily. First class? Free. Dates: Thursdays, April12,19,

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OUR OPINION Perfect time for renewal As the cartoon on this page illustrates Easter is a time for Christians to celebrate the Resurection of their Lord and perhaps spring is a time for the citizens of West Pittston and the West Pittston Tormorrow organization to continue their plan to resurrect their town from the ravages of the Sepetmber 2011 flood. It’s a difficult task and we wish them well and will continue to follow their progress and help where we can. The number one topic at the previous West Pittston Tomorrow meetings has been mitigation. Is there a way, short of walling the town off with dikes, to prevent another flood? And if not, if a dike is the only answer, where would the millions it would take to build it come from? Of course, only the federal government could build a dike. Maybe things will change, but given the state of the economy and the scrutiny of govenment spending these days, it’s unlikely to happen any time soon. It’s a dilemma, but if anyone can solve it it’s the folks from the Garden Village.

Stop bullying Like water and floods, bullying in schools is something that’s always been around. It might be said it was an accepted part of high school culture, but that’s no longer the case. Bullying is not a cause that can be fixed by money, but simple awareness can help. That’s why Pittston Area eighth grade Jordan Tarter is organizing a anti-bulling variety show. Please see page 7 for details. And Taylor, as they say in England, bully for you.


Easter is okay There are countries on this planet where Bibles are burned every day. For that matter, there are countries on this planet where Christians are burned. We have freedom of religion here, but we remind the haters of Christianity there is no constitutional guarantee of freedom from religion. Many Christians feel, and with justification, we believe, that they are the only group that it is still permissible to ridicule. All others are off limits in the name of tolerance. But that’s okay. Christians can take it.


Our precious little Luke By Louis Lucarella

Special to The Sunday Dispatch

“Papa loves you”…those were the last words I said to my grandson, kissing him on the forehead, as he sat in his car seat waiting to leave our house with his parents, Sara and Keith Thomas. Luke Richard Thomas came into this world on August 26, 2010. He was our first grandchild. He was absolutely beautiful, like a little angel. When Luke was born, his one foot was turned up and in. They call this a clubbed foot. When he was a month old, Luke was fitted with cast from his foot to right above his knee. Every two weeks, the doctor would remove the cast, adjust his foot and re-apply a new cast. The cast didn’t seem to bother Luke a bit because whenever you would lay him on his back, he would swing that leg around and pound it on the surface like it weighed as light as a feather. The only drawback was that he was not able to wear shoes or pajamas or outfits with feet. As time went on, Luke needed to have surgery to correct this problem. After surgery, he was fitted with another cast for a few weeks and then a brace to finally correct his foot. Almost every weekend, my daughter

Luke Thomas cheering on the Green Bay Packers.

In memory of Luke Thomas, a brick was purchased and placed at Lambeau

and her family would travel from Reading to spend the weekend with our families. On Friday nights, the Martinelli family would gather at our house to have pizza and visit with Luke. On Sundays, we would all go to church and then to great grandparents, Rene and Isabel’s house, for Sunday dinner with the Lucarella family. These were all very special times. I would hold and look at Luke and think of all the fun we were going to have as he grew up. If I had one influence on Luke, with his parents’ consent, I made him an honorary Green Bay Packer fan. This was our special bond. In February 2011, Luke and I watched the Super Bowl together as Green Bay defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers. We were both decked out in our green and gold. This picture was the last one taken of us together. To this day, I have a hard time looking at it. On Monday, April 11, 2011, at 5 a.m., my daughter and her family were getting ready to drive to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This was the day we all waited for as Luke was having his brace removed. I put Luke in his car seat, kissed him on his forehead and said, “Papa loves you.” See LUKE, Page 15

County Council opposes Act 13 Act 13 amending Pennsylvania’s Gas and Oil Act was recently passed by the Pennsylvania State Legislature and signed by Governor Corbett. Act 13 has many aspects that are detrimental to our communities and citizens. Each county can decide if it wants to impose Marcellus Shale Impact fees on gas drillers in their county. Soon the Luzerne County Council will consider that option. Regardless of whether the

County Council decided to impose Impact Fees or not, the Council has already passed the following resolution: “That the Luzerne County Council publicly state its disapproval of the enactment of Act 113 by Pennsylvania’s legislative and executive branches and that Luzerne county support the efforts of other governmental entities and other organizations to challenge the constitutionality of Act 113.” We urge others to express their opinion on this matter to state

legislative officials and the governor. Luzerne County Council James Bobeck, chair Linda McClosky Houck, vice chair Ed Brominski Elaine Maddon Curry Harry Haas Eugene Kelleher Tim McGinley Rick Morelli Stephen A. Urban Stephen J. Urban Rick Williams

Family appreciates outpouring of love Our family would like to thank everyone who was involved with the Benefit for Ken Gorski. Words cannot express our gratitude for the immense outpouring of love and concern from our family and friends, our church and school families during this difficult time. God has

blessed us with wonderful friends for which we are truly grateful. Ken had a great time and it meant the world to him to see all of his family and friends come together to support him in his time of need. While it is true that cancer changes your life forever,

our lives will forever be impacted by the love and support shown our family. Thank you to everyone who donated countless hours to plan and work at this wonderful event. It was truly memorable. Ken and Joanne Gorski and family

WP Rams officers offer reassurance As this year’s board prepares for the 2012 season, we are hearing from many parents that there are concerns about last year’s fundraiser. We want to reassure everyone that we have returned to our proud tradition of stability that will protect the Rams Association and its funds for the upcoming season. We are currently looking for a Certified Public Accountant to review last year’s

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with any luck, will travel someday to Lambeau Field to personally see this brick. I am sure Luke will be there with us, on this special day. Our precious Little Luke was here, even though a short time, seven and a half months. He touched so many lives in our family, friends and church family. We take great comfort in knowing we will all be together someday and I can once again kiss him on his forehead and say, “Papa loves you.”

mets are not able to be reconditioned and are no longer able to be used due to new rules and regulations which went into effect this year. We are happy to announce that a parents association has been formed. The sole purpose of the West Pittston Rams Parent Association will be to raise funds to help purchase necessities for the Rams football players and cheerleaders. Please watch for the announcements of upcoming meetings and events. Here’s to a successful season! Kellie Steransky, president Shawn Fernandes, vice-president of football Annmarie Taggart, vice-president of cheerleading Stephanie Vietz, treasurer Brittney Yankovich, secretary George Taggart, public relations Steve Chervenitski, safety officer

This is a call to all Pennsylvania state retirees in Luzerne County. AFSCME Chapter 8702 Wilkes-Barre will hold a meeting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 at Norm’s Pizza, 275 N. Sherman St., Wilkes-Barre. Mr. Dan Mazus, AFSCME president from Harrisburg, will speak on various issues and updates. As you know, we have not had a COLA increase since 2001 which will be discussed. An update on the new prescription drug plan and other issues will also be provided. We voted for the casino gaming tax revenues from slot and gaming tables to eliminate school property taxes. That was divided up by our governor and our elected offi-

cials for their various projects and we received pittance. We will have a petition for those who wish to sign for HB1776, school property tax relief sponsored by State Rep. Jim Cox. In the last election, the majority of our elected officials would not support HB1775, elimination of school property tax. This is an election year and if you don’t get involved and speak up, then you deserve the government you get. The meeting is open to all state retirees and if you like you can join AFSCME. Please attend and bring your spouse or a friend. Refreshments will be served. AFSCME co-chairs Edward Gryskiewicz Charles Urban

Easter A time to reflect, Go to church and genuflect. The altars are decorated so nice, Flowers are abundant and have a price. As Christians, our Savior’s life was taken, But on the third day, he rose and his name is not to be forsaken One man created a legacy to live by Be kind and generous to others, these words we should apply. Love one another

Be it brother, sister, father or mother Forty days seemed to be a long time to fast in a sense But was worth the effort, because at Easter we must do penance Also, it means a change in season Flowers are blooming Lovers will be swooning Ah! Life is good as I see it, Easter has come, and what better time to walk and stay fit. Ronald Voveris Pittston


Taxes at rebate value Rita Timonte, Pittston Township tax collector, announces that Pittston Township taxes are at rebate until May 1. Rebate office hours are 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. All tax bills are sent to homeowners who should for-

ward them to their mortgage holder. Anyone not receiving a tax bill or is in need of an appointment can call the tax office at 6548807. Postmark is accepted on all payments.


The next day, Luke passed from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). In memory of Luke, a brick was purchased and placed at Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers by Ross, Suzanne, Emily, Grace and Anna Bratlee (my sister and her family). Our family, including Luke’s little brother, Benjamin,

books per our attorney’s instructions. The 2011 season is in the past and we are looking forward to the new 2012 season. If you still have concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact a board member so we can address your concerns. All of our information is on our website This year we have a large expense. Most of our football hel-

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Save the following dates… Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m. we will celebrate a Mass of Healing. During the Mass the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated. A light reception will follow in the parish hall. On Tuesday, April 17 an Evening of Reflection for all adult Liturgical Ministers. The evening will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Day of Reflection “Rediscovering the Journey of Faith,” April 28 -9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Fatima Renewal Center, Dalton. Guest presenter: St. Joseph Oblate Father Paul A. McDonnell, who will lead participants in a program of preparation for the "Year of Faith," proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI that will begin in October. The day includes the Sacrament of Reconciliation and celebration of Mass. Fee: $30, includes lunch. To register, call Fatima Center at 563-8500. Parish Website Sick and Elderly On the first Friday of each month Communion is brought to those who are unable to participate in Sunday Mass because of age or health. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is celebrated with anyone seriously ill, anticipating a serious operation, or quite elderly. Please notify the parish

PRINCE OF PEACE PARISH Old Forge St. Mary’s Church, Lawrence Street, Saturday Vigil 4 p.m. Sunday, Mass 8 and 10 a.m. St. Lawrence Church, Main Street, Saturday Vigil 5:30 p.m. Sunday Mass 11:15 a.m. SACRED HEART OF JESUS Lackawanna Ave., Dupont Easter Sunday masses are 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The Rectory Office will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10. The Women’s Society will hold their annual bake sale and raffle on April 28 and 29 in the church hall after all Masses. All parishioners are asked for their help either by donating baked goods and/or purchasing the raffle tickets for this event. All profits benefit our parish. If you have not received your tickets for the raffle or you wish to purchase more, please call the rectory at 654-3713. The Senior Outreach Committee of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish (Dupont) will hold a Health Fair on Saturday April 21 after the 4 p.m. Mass and on Sunday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. The Fair will be held in the church hall. All are welcome.


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en’s Organization will hold its next monthly meting on Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the church hall with the recitation of the rosary. The Golden Age Club will meet on Thursday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the Parish Center. Planning is underway for St Barbara’s Summer Bazaar. This year’s celebration is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, July 20 to 22.


ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH COMMUNITY 35 William Street Phone: 654-0053 Pittston Today, Easter Sunday – Mass 8 and 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Starting Easter Sunday, a 5 p.m. Mass at St. John’s will no longer be celebrated. Sunday evening Mass is held at St. Barbara’s Church at the St. Cecilia’s worship site in Exeter. Knitting ministry will resume on April 15 at 6 p.m. Baptismal Instruction will be-

ular hours are Wednesday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. The Closet accepts donations new and gently used. ST JOHN’S LUTHERAN 9 Wood St., Pittston Pastor John Castellani Organist Marcia Colleran Service begins at 9:30 a.m. Portals of Prayers for the months April, May and June are available and can be picked up after Service. Openings for the Votive Candle and Bulletins are April 29 and May 27. Family Game Night on Wednesday, April 25, 6 to 8 p.m. -Dust off your favorite game and bring it along. Pizza will be provided. Small Group Bible Study meets every Tuesday night. Everyone is welcome to attend. Week Day School, because of Holy Week, will on resume on Thursday, April 19 at its normally scheduled time. Vacation Bible School will once again be held August 6 to 10. An organizational meeting will be held after Easter. If you would like to join this church call 655-2505 or e-mail

ST. JOHN’S P.M. CHURCH 316 Main St., Avoca Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. Tuesday Bible Study 6:007:30 p.m. ST. MARIA GORETTI Laflin Road, Laflin, PA. 18702 If your child is receiving First Holy Communion this year it is important that he or she attends CCD class. If your child goes to parochial school they still need to attend CCD class at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. There will be an important meeting for all parents of children receiving First Holy Communion at 9:30 a.m. on April 15. The Sacrament of Anointing and Eucharist will be held on Wednesday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m. Reverend Joseph G. Elston will be the homilist as he is joined with clergy from the greater Pittston/Plains area. Those in attendance are invited to bring a “Pot Luck” contribution, which you can be dropped off at the Parish Center before the service. The congregation will retreat there for a meal and fellowship following the ser-

vice. Sign-up sheets are in the back of the church. Those interested are asked to notify the church as to what they will be bringing beforehand. Inaugural Mass and Reception, celebrated by the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton, at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, with a reception immediately following Email to RSVP. Cantor Retreat on Tuesday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. St. Maria Goretti Talent Show will be held Sunday, April 22, at 7 pm in the parish center. This presentation is free, light refreshments will be served. ST. MARY’S POLISH NATIONAL CATHOLIC CHURCH 200 Stephenson St. Duryea Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock, Pastor Phone: 457-2291 Email: Website: Holy Mass: Sunday 9:30 a.m. Weekdays: 8 a.m. See FAITH, Page 19


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gin 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 10 in the parish center. Bereavement Support Group will meet every Tuesday evening in the parish center dining room. For more information call the parish office at 654-0053. Applications for Holy Name Scholarship are in the parish center. Holy Name Society meeting will be April 15 at 11 a.m. in Seton Catholic Auditorium. The Greater Pittston Food Pantry is sponsored by the Care and Concern Committee of St. John the Evangelist Parish. Anyone in need of food is asked to call 654-9923. Distribution of food is by appointment only. The Free Health Clinic is open at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday in the former Seton Catholic High School, and on first come first serve basis. Pediatric Health Clinic is open on the first and third Thursday of the month. Registration is held in the Seton building from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Bring your child’s immunizations records. Greater Pittston Kids Closet celebrating its third anniversary will provide new and gently used clothing on Sunday April 1. Reg-




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SAINT PETER’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 100 Rock Street, Hughestown 654-1009 Easter Sunday Service 9 a.m. The annual Sunday School Penny Auction will be held at 2 p.m. on April 15. The auction is open to the public. Refreshments will be served, Admission is $2.

10 in St. Mary’s Rectory, 715 Hawthorne St. The parish pastoral council will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 16 in St. Mary’s Rectory. The parish social concerns committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 in St. Mary’s Rectory. The parish youth group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 in St. Mary’s School auditorium, 742 Spring St. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact Lori Ostrowski at 457-8840. The parish finance council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1 in St. Mary’s Rectory, 715 Hawthorne St. Queen of Apostles Parish will have the Fifth Annual St. Mary’s Classic golf tournament at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 at Pine Hills

golf course, Taylor. This year’s tourney will be played in memory of Tom Bennie Sr. The cost, which is $80 per player, includes golf, food and prizes. For more information, contact the parish office at 457-3412, Jimbo McMahon at or John Soy at . The parish has gone green! Any person who would like to drop off aluminum cans may place them in a container in the empty bay of St. Mary’s Rectory garage which will be open on the weekend during Mass times: Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 8, 10, and 11 a.m. To have your cans picked up, please call Jason at 351-5062. Become a fan of our parish Facebook page today! You can See FAITH, Page 33


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SAINT MONICA’S CHURCH 363 West 8th Street, West Wyoming, PA 18644 Office Hours - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mon. – Fri. Phone: 570-693-1991 Email: website: Father Leo J. McKernan, Pastor Mr. William Jenkins, Deacon Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m. OLOS Sunday: 8:30 a.m. STJ; 11:00 a.m. OLOS Daily Mass at OLOS Mon-Tues-Fri: 7:00 a.m. (Please note: no Wed. a.m. Mass) Thurs: 7:00 p.m. No Bible Study until after Lent. Life in the Spirit will begin. Parish Office: 570-693-1991 Website: Easter Schedule: Easter Sunday, April 8 – Masses: 8:30 a.m. (St. J’s) 11:00 a.m. (OLOS) There will be no mass April 9 through 11. Life in the Spirit Seminar: Beginning the week after Easter on Thursday, April 12 and continuing thru the Thursday before Pentecost, May 24, St. Monica’s Parish will be teaching a seminar entitled, “Life in the Spirit.” Each Thursday after the 7:00 p.m. Mass, there will be a teaching on the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. This sevenweek seminar will lead to a deeper knowledge and relationship with Jesus and a living sense of God’s presence in our life through the gift of the Holy Spirit. For more information call Fr. McKernan at 693-1991 or email at Registration is necessary in order to know how to prepare for the seminar. St. Monica Parish Men’s Group Retreat: This weekend retreat will be held on the weekend of June 1-3, at Mount Saviour Monastery located between Elmira and Corning, New York. To learn more about the

QUEEN OF THE APOSTLES PARISH 715 Hawthorne St. (570) 457-3412 The Rev. Phillip J. Sladicka and the parishioners of Queen of the Apostles Parish at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St., invite the community to their Easter services today, April 8. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. The youth of the parish are currently collecting baby shower gifts which will be donated to St. Joseph’s Center’s Mother Infant Program, Scranton. Donation boxes will be in the vestibule of St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St., April 15 through April 22. In observance of Easter, the parish will not have religious education classes today, April 8 or Monday, April 9. Classes will resume Sunday, April 15. The parish women’s guild will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April


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Question The president of what association, which began in 1948, made the claim, With Judy Minsavage “The backbone of the organization is Duryea Company M Pennsylvania Borough?” Heavy Artillery, also known as Schooley’s Battery.” Commanded by Captain David Schooley, 1961 – 51 years ago the unit left for battle in 1862 Local historian Charles A. with 144 names on its roster. McCarthy, in his chronicle of Battery M fought in defense of the Civil War military history Washington DC and after that of Greater Pittston, wrote about joined Grant’s Army at the the Pittston Rifle Company. Battle of Cold Harbor. The unit The infantry unit, commanded carried the flag throughout the by Captain John Bradley First war. To read more about and Lieutenant Charles H. Flagg see a photo of Captain Schooland Second Lieutenant Cyrus ey and the battle flag go to K. Campbell left for on August 22, 1862. CapSchooley.htm. tain Bradley was promoted to Vince Wasczak, George major in the 142 Pa. Vol. ReDobilas, Joseph Keating, giment and fought at FrederChester Faleski, Jerry Bleyer, icksburg in December of that Jimmy Best, Ned Linnen, year. Three days after his proAngelo Liborio Marcino, motion to Brigade Inspector of William Granahan, Mike the 142nd, Captain Flagg was Curatilo and Patrick Aquilikilled at the battle of Gettysna, members of the Pittston burg. High School Key Club, comThe “ladies of Pittston prepleted the painting of the high sented a hand-made silk flag to

school gymnasium. The young men painted the sidewalls, floors and lines on the basketball court. The final addition was a large red “P” in a white circle at mid-court. Joseph Sewatsky closed his barbershop on North Main Street in April 1, 1961, 60 years to the day on which he began his apprenticeship. Mr. Sewatsky remembered putting in 85 hours a week opening at 7:30 a.m. and closing around 10 p.m., sometimes working until midnight to accommodate those who worked different shifts. He owned shops in Pittston Junction, Tenderloin Section and the Flat Iron Building and remembered styles such as the pompadour, crew cut and ducktail. Born in Lithuania in 1885 he came to America in 1893, married Mary Andruzis and had two sons Albert and Joseph Jr. 1971 – 41 years ago Edward Carroll, general chairman at the Centennial Headquarters in the Klimek Building, reported the Borough

1981 – 31 years ago The Penns Wood Girl Scout Council honored Jean Ann Linsky, Marilyn Montagna, Margaret Monk, Doris Corcoran, Nancy Burkel, Susan Benson, Mildred Volpetti, Georgeann Calabrese, Pamela Hanczyc, Peggy McHale,

Susan Babos, Elaine Brodsky, Florence Brodosky and Sue Burgio for their many years of service and dedication. According to in the 1980s, a Contemporary Issues series was developed to help girls and their families deal with serious social issues. The first Say No to Drugs program was introduced in collaboration with a project initiated by First Lady Nancy Reagan. Issues such as child abuse, youth suicide, literacy and pluralism were addressed. Project Safe Time was introduced for girls whose parents were not home to care for them after school. New badges included Computer Fun, Aerospace and Business-Wise and a Daisy Girl Scout age-level for girls 5 years old or in kindergarten was introduced. The Geisinger group closed the doors of Pittston Hospital and opened the NPW Medical Center in Plains Township, leaving many residents concerned about emergency medical care. Ambulance organizations from Wyoming to Avoca formed a new organization called the North Region Joint Ambulance Service, See PEEKING, Page 24


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providing 60,000 people with life support and transportation to hospitals. The attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan occurred on Monday, March 30, 1981, just 69 days into his presidency. The Sunday Dispatch Inquiring Photographer asked local residents, “What was your reaction to the attempted assassination. Dena DeBiasi of Duryea answered, “There are too many nuts with guns running around.” Bernice Swenton of Hughestown stated, “It’s disgusting for someone to do something to a national leader trying to do some good for America.

Think I Love You” presented by the Ciampi Family In memory of Gerard Musto: “Breakdown” presented by Mr. and Mrs. Sammon and Atty. and Mrs. C. Ross, Jr. In memory of Helen Russo: “Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventure,” “Amy’s Light,” “There Once Was a Sky Full of Stars” and “The Seeing Stick” presented by Ken and Sue Wallace In memory of Doris Firestine: “Baking with the Cake Boss” and “Love and Shame and Love” presented by Michael, Elaine and Tom Pugliese In memory of Lois Whitlock: “An Invisible Thread” presented by Michael, Elaine and Tom Pugliese In memory of Ray Ramage: “Private #1 Suspect” presented by Cheryl, Barb and Debbie and Destiny of the Republic” presented by the West Pittston High School Classes of 1951, 1952 & 1953 In memory of John Eshelman: “Then Again” presented by West Pittston High School Class of 1953 and “The Compassion of Father Dowling” presented by Mr. and Mrs. T. Lloyd In memory of Mary DeMeo: “The Night Swimmer” presented by Mr. and Mrs. A. Evans In memory of Joseph Burke: “December 1941” presented by Mr. and Mrs. A. Evans In memory of Angie Silviano

Burnside: “Dancing with the Pen” presented by the Pittston High School Class of 1954 In memory of Eileen Collins: “Fancy Nancy” presented by The Feeney Family In memory of Catherine Williams: “Catch Me” presented by Marie Marranca In memory of Charles Medico, Jr.: “Ameritopia” presented by Mr. and Mrs. P. Sammon and Atty. and Mrs. C. Ross, Jr. and “Thinking Fast & Slow” presented by Mr. and Mrs. J. Giacometti In memory of Kenyon Jones: “Dead End” and “The Wolf Gift” presented by Mr. and Mrs. C. Melberger and “Hemingway’s Boat”, presented by Mr. & Mrs. W. Yeomans In memory of Enzo Fronzoni: “The Thief ” presented by Mr. and Mrs. A. Mansi and Family and “Private Games” presented by Mr. and Mrs. A. Mansi and Family In memory of Louise Brogan: “Taken” presented by Mr. and Mrs. J. Dessoye, “One Pot Cookbook”, presented by Mr. and Mrs. C. Altoe and “Soul Food” presented by Exeter Lions Club In memory of Bill Hancock: “Rin Tin Tin” presented by Valeria Jenkins and sons, Dale and Daniel Jenkins and “Catherine the Great” presented by Connie Parente In memory of Maria

1991 – 20 years ago More than 40 Wyoming Area students were preparing to present the Broadway musical, “Oliver” to area residents. The play coincided with an art show featuring works created by students of the school. Those performing in the play were Renee McDonnell, Sharon McDonnell, Lynn Morrow, Tenille Argento, Christine Gashi, Mark Migiliore, Lisa Ragantesi, Maria Sharisky, Daryl Bowling, MaryJo Cunningham, Amy Novack, Michael Nocera, Chad Webb, Elisabeth Stevens, Dion Fernandes and Tim Webb. “Oliver” was the first musical adaptation of a Charles Dickens work to become a stage hit.

ball Umpires Association and the man “responsible for its continued existence” in 1961, had seen many members come and go. Pascoe credited the success of the organization with his fellow members from Duryea Harry Winn, Len Wendoski, Tony Rincavage, Ed Gromelski, Ed Danouski, Joe Cadden and Andy Billings, Andy Zigmunt and Gene Allegrucci of Wyoming, Carmen Montagna, Jim Gilmartin and Bob Linsky of Pittston, Tom McHale of Avoca, Bill Allen of Moosic and Tony Rossi of Yatesville.

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McGugh: “The Food 52 Cookbook” presented by Joyce Gelli In memory of Angelina Terrana Mack: “Lone Wolf ” presented by Mr. and Mrs. C. Altoe In memory of Jean Dymond King: “Blue Nights” presented by Mr. and Mrs. R. Dymond In memory of The Rev. Gary T. Jones: “Embraced by God” and “Words That Changed the World” presented by The Hoffman-Richards Family In memory of Richard Bishop: “A Good American” presented by The West Pittston High School Class of 1948 In memory of Jane McGroarty: “Unsinkable,” Collision Course” and “SOS and

Explore Titanic” presented by Mr. & Mrs. C. Belles and Family In memory of Dorothy Williams Weir: “Drawing Book of Animals” presented by Ellen Melligan In memory of Keith Walker: “Boomerang” presented by Ellen Melligan In memory of Cassidy Thomas: “Sweet Land of Liberty” presented by The Branley Family In memory of Julius Parini: “The Sibley Guide to Birds” presented by The Exeter Lions Club In memory of Theodore See BOOKS, Page 31

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feature activities such as an Aerobathon, Healthy Kids Programs, door prizes, kids art work for sale, a wellness fair and much more. The Aerobathon will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; including cardio pump, kickboxing, piloxing and zumba. The Healthy Kids Program will include Kidz Pump (an introduction to weights), piloxing, yoga and zumba. The aerobathon is ten dollars and five dollars for students with ID. The Healthy Kids Program is free for kids age five and up. We will also offer free child watch for children under five. All proceeds from the aerobathon and the kids art work will benefit kid programming and renovations at the Y.

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Laflin Library lists events for National Library Week ILGWU meets Monday; Jenkins senior citizens gather Tuesday The Laflin Public Library celebrates National Library Week, April 8-14 with many events. The Adult Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, to discuss the book “Cutting for Stone” along with the distribution of “I Heard You Paint Houses.” Wii Gaming Day is set for Wednesday, April 11. Children are invited to come to the library, bring a friend and try their luck at bowling or their skill at PacMan. Children ages 8 and older will decorate cupcakes to look like hamburgers at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April13. Registration is necessary as space is limited. The library will sponsor a Driver Safety Refresher Course presented by the American Association of Retired Person (AARP) for motorists 55 and older from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17. The class, which will be held in the library, is a 4-hour course for those who took the regular 8-hour course in the past three years. Certificates are provided upon completion and are good for three years and provide auto insurance discounts. Participants are advised to consult their insurance agent concerning company

policy regarding the discounts. A fee of $12 for current AARP members and $14 for non-members will be collected at the beginning of the class. Checks should be made payable to AARP. Registration is necessary as space is limited. The Laflin Public Library is located at 47 Laflin Road. Library hours are 3 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Phone number is 654-3323. ILGWU meeting

The ILGWU retiree meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 9 at Savo’s Pizzeria.

Travel show next Sunday in Jenkins

Stucker Tours will host its Annual Travel Show on Sunday, April 15, at The Jenkins Township Hose Company in Port Griffith at 1:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend and admission is free. There will be musical entertainment from 12:30-1:30 p.m. There will be door prizes and refreshments served. With every deposit there will be a chance to win a free trip for two to New York City. There will be a 50/50 drawing

Jenkins seniors

Jenkins Township Senior Citizens will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 at the Jenkins Township Hose House. Following the business meeting, refreshments will be served. Hostesses will be Ruth Musto ands Sylvia Severnak. New members are always welcome.

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All day bingo will held Sunday, April 15, at Northmoreland TownshipVolunteer Fire Company in Centermoreland. Early birds start at 1:30 p.m. with dinner at 4:30 p.m. For reservations, call Jim or Carol at333-4906. WP Class of 1950

The next meeting of the 62nd class reunion of West Pittston High School class of 1950 will be held on April 16 at committee member George Miller’s home in West Pittston. The class reunion will be held on the weekend of August 17 at Glen Maura and August 18 pizza party at home of George Miller. Brunch will be held on Sun-

day, August19 at a place to be decided. The committee will send reservations for the reunion. Classmates present at the meeting were George Miller, George Brown, Paul Minnelli, William Prebula, Janet Dymond, Muriel Allford, Marie Melvin. Angela Pellicotti and Jasmine Mikita. Committees assigned are Hall – George Miller, Angela Pellicotti, Carmella Dixon; Menu – Carmella Dixon, Marie Melvin, Janet Dymond; Publicity – Jasmine Mikita, Janet Dymond, Muriel Allford; Pizza party – George Miller, William Prebola, Jasmine Mikita; Program – Paul Minnelli, George Brown, Angela Pellicotti; Mailings – Angela Pelicotti, Paul Minelli, Muriel Allford and Set up – all committee members.

Wyoming Avenue, Exeter. For more information, call Ky Lazzari at 825-2648. Little Miss Cherry Blossom

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Cherry Blossom contest will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 on the festival grounds. The contest is open to girls ages 4-8 living in the Greater Pittston area. The entry deadline is April 20. All contestants will ride in the parade. The girls will be judged

on talent, stage presence and interview. The festival’s West Pittston Idol contest is set for 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 for singers ages 5 and up. For more information, contact Gina Malsky at 332-7817



PCCHS Class of 1955

The Pittston Central Catholic High School class of 1955 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, at Valenti’s Restaurant,

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pproximately 150 men attended the first Palm Sunday Smoker of the Holy Name Society of St. Joseph Marello Parish last Sunday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Center. St. Joseph Marello Parish includes the churches of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Rocco. Prior to Sunday’s gathering, the Holy Name Society of St. Rocco’s Church had come together for a Palm Sunday Smoker for 62 consecutive years. The men of Mount Carmel had gathered on the Sunday prior to Palm Sunday for 29 years. Dispatch editor Ed Ackerman served as principal speaker with Atty. Jarrett Ferentino as toastmaster. Father Jackson Pinheiro asked the invocation and Father Paul McDonnell offered benediction. Welcome was by Joseph McCulloch and remarks were offered by Father Joseph Sibilano, pastor, and by Jim Murphy. Music was provided by Danny Argo and Frankie Galoardi, who performed traditional Italian songs. Holy Name Society members Al Zangardi and Don Taroli were recognized for their years of service.

Luzerne County Judges Michael Vough, left, Fred Pierantoni, President Judge Thomas Burke, and Senior Judge Joseph Augello pose for a photo at the first St. Joseph Marello HNS Smoker.

Principal speaker Ed Ackerman addresses the men of St. Joseph Marello Parish at the Palm Sunday Smoker. PHOTOS BY BILL TARUTIS

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Smoker chairperson Jim Murphy, rights, pins a boutonniere on Rev. Paul McDonnell.

Sunday Dispatch editor and principal speaker Ed Ackerman reacts to the standing ovation after giving his presentation.

Mike Carroll, Sr., left, and Dupont Mayor Dan Lello chat prior to the dinner.

Toastmaster Atty. Jarrett Ferentino, right, reacts to his own introduction as HNS president Jim McCulloch listens.

HNS President Joe McCulloch gives the welcome at the first St. Joseph Marello Parish Smoker.

Rev. Jackson Pinheiro, left, chats with Holy Name Society secretary Michael English.


Frankie 'G' Galoardi, left, and Danny Argo provided musical entertainment at the first St. Joseph Marello Parish Holy Name Society Smoker.

HNS Vice President and event honorary cochairperson Jim Ardoline listens to the toastmaster.


St. John’s Class of ‘68

Members of the St John the Evangelist High School, Pittston, class of 1968 will finalize plans for the upcoming reunion.

Due to scheduling difficulties, the reunion will now be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 at Bo Brothers, 2004 Wyoming Ave.,

Wyoming. The reunion’s planning committee needs to give Bo Brothers an approximate number of people attending. Those

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Pictured in the Photo are Gina Kirkpatrick and Peggy Burke.


interested in attending are asked to call or email Anne Delmonte Bradbury at 655-4083 or

Gina Kirkpatrick, a Pittston Area Middle School student and a Competition student at Spotlight Dance Studio in Duryea, recently held a food drive at Redners Market for her Confirmation Service Project. In addition to the donations she received at Redners, she also received a large donation from Spotlight Dance Studio’s recent food drive which she also participated. The donations were given to the Pittston Food Pantry on William Street in Pittston.

Left to right are Marissa Traglia, Halie Coggins, Emily Shaw and Jenna Lombardo. Absent from the photo were Abby Nelson and Emily Howells.

Spotlight Dance Studio recently held a food drive in which all of the students participated. The students range in age from three to eighteen years old. The donation was presented to the Pittston Food Pantry on William Street in Pittston. Shown in the photo is the award winning competition group “Dazzling Divas”.

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Fischer: “Evolution” presented by Ann Manganello In memory of Jackie Robinson: “That Woman” presented by Connie Parente In memory of Bill Dunlap: “A Charitable Body” presented by Ann Alaimo In memory of Gerard Musto: “Covert Warriors” presented by Dr. and Mrs. Radzwilka In memory of James Orlando: “The Surf Guru” presented by Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Holby In memory of Vincent Cella: “Force of Nature” presented by Ms. Sandra Cella and family In memory of Doris Firestine: “Elizabeth the Queen” presented by Mr. and Mrs. J. Williams In memory of Mr. John Ringden: “Killing Lincoln” presented by Mary and Joe Agolino In memory of Arthur Thomas: “American Sniper” presented by Warren and Carolyn Jenkes In memory of Atty. and Mrs. E. Agolino, “Stay Close” presented by Mr. and Mrs. J. Agolino In memory of Andrew Whyte: “The End” presented by Mr. & Mrs. Hoover In memory of Andrew & Greta Whyte: “We Are America” and “G is for Gold Medal” presented by Joe and Lisa Gillespie In memory of James Orlando: “Fall From Grace” presented by Mr. and Mrs. S. Yanik and Family In memory of Mildred Love: “The Rules of Inheritance” presented by Warren and Carolyn Jenkes In memory of Leonard and Mary Jenkes: “The Flight of Gemma Hardy” presented by Warren and Carolyn Jenkes

In honor of Mary Coleman: “The Girl in the Italian Bakery” and “Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible” presented by Allison Coleman In honor of Dr. Tammy Jenkes: “Worth Fighting For” presented by Warren and Car-

olyn Jenkes In honor of West Pittston Library and its re-opening: “Jingle All the Way DVD” and “Jingle All The Way” Book In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Vullo: “Joker One” presented by Sara Radzwilka


In honor of Dr. L. Argenio and Dr. J. Radzwilka, presented by Theresa, Grace, Elaine, Michelle and Pat In honor of Val and Gus Genetti’s 50th wedding anniversary, presented by Mr. and Mrs.

J. Petrochko In memory of Ida Ellis, presented by Jane Arcudi In memory of John Eshelman, presented by Dr. and Mrs. E.C. LaCoe and Mr. and Mrs. James Butera





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Eva Mae Falcone to receive Jean Yates Award Friends of Library book sale scheduled for Tuesday, Saturday Pittston Memorial Library announced the recipient of the 2012 Jean Yates Award is Eva Mae Falcone of Pittston. Eva Mae was selected based on her dedication and service to the library. Mrs. Falcone is a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish. She served as President of St. Rocco’s Confraternity of Christian Mothers, President of St. Rocco’s school PTA, troop leader for various Brownie and Girl Scout Troops and volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Mrs. Falcone is a current member of the Friends of the Library. She served as a member of the Pittston Memorial Board of Directors and aided as a tutor for Volunteers for Literacy. She resides in Pittston with her husband, Carmen. Mr. and Mrs.

Falcone have two children. The Jean Yates Award Dinner will be held on Wednesday, April 11, at the Gramercy restaurant at 6 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the Pittston Area Memorial Library at 654-9565. Blind date with a book

If you are up for a rendezvous, check out one of the books that we have on display at our front desk. They are all wrapped in paper and you will not know the title until you get it home. Will it be fiction or non- fiction, funny, heartbreaking, informative, or entertaining? Spend some time getting to know your “date.” Once you are finished reading the book, you will rate your date and return the form to the library. The deadline

to return your form is Tuesday, April 10. All forms will be entered for a chance to win a Barnes & Noble certificate Crochet Club

Crochet Club will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and on at 6 p.m. on Thursdays. Computer class

The library is offering individualized basic computer classes at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays. Call to register. Furry tails

Children are invited to visit the library at 10 a.m. on April 21 to read to specially-trained therapy dogs. Pre-register at the circula-

Pittston Area Class of ’77 to meet Wednesday

The Pittston Area Class of 1977 will hold a reunion meeting on Wednesday, April 11 at Tony’s

Pizza at 7:30 p.m.. If you have any questions, please call Jim Collins at 654-

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join it by typing in “Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca, PA” in the search bar at And then clicking on the “like” button once you arrive at the page. Anyone who is interested in renting St. Mary’s School for child care, parties, or other useful activities is invited to call the rectory at 457-3412 to learn more about this opportunity. Daily Masses: 8 a.m. (Wednesday at 7 p.m.) Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Miraculous Medal Novena: Wednesday following the 7 p.m. Mass Weekends Masses: Saturday at 4 p.m.; Sunday at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Confession: Saturdays 3-3:45 p.m.; anytime upon request by calling 457-3412. Prayer Chain: 457-5867 SECOND PRESBYTERIAN 143 Parsonage St., Pittston Easter Sunrise service on steps of the church will be held on Sunday, April 8 at 7 a.m.; Easter morning celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Session will be held Monday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. An AA meeting will be held Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. Choir rehearsal is scheduled

for Wednesday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. Sisterhood of the Divine Diners, Glenmaura Country Club will meet on Thursday, April 12 at noon. TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH Spring Street and Montgomery Avenue, West Pittston Parish Mission: “To live and build holy community.” All welcome: Worldwide Anglican Communion: “We believe in one holy, Catholic apostolic church.” Web of information and links at and Sunday Holy Eucharist: 11 a.m. every Sunday. Food Pantry: March item needed is cereal. Gerrity’s gift cards, cash donations and other non-perishable foods also accepted. Daily prayer for those with needs requesting prayerful support. Start Prayer network at parish office 654-3261. Youth Program: 10:45 a.m. every Sunday. Weekday special events and service projects as announced. Faith Forum for Adults: Enrichment for adults seeking spiritual renewal and opportunities for ministry and volunteerism. Parish Life Events Team: Bimonthly first Sundays.

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In the towns

Avoca firefighters’ annual comedy show is Friday Happy Easter everyone! We have several Easter services taking place in town today that will fit into your schedule. I hope you and your families have a wonderful day. Queen of Apostles Parish

The Rev. Phillip J. Sladicka and the parishioners of Queen of the Apostles Parish at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St., invite the community to their Easter services today, April 8. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. St. John’s Church

The Rev. Rich Rock and the congregation of St. John’s Primitive Methodist Church, 314 Main St., invite the community to their Easter services. A sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. and a regularly scheduled service will be held at 10 a.m. Langcliffe Presbyterian

The Rev. Joyce Warner and the congregation of the Langcliffe Presbyterian Church, 1001 Main St., invite the community to their Easter service at 11:15 a.m. today, April 8. Youth collect gifts

The youth of Queen of the Apostles Parish are currently collecting baby shower gifts which will be donated to St. Joseph’s Center’s Mother Infant Program, Scranton. Donation boxes will be in the vestibule of St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St., April 15 through April 22.


No classes



women’s guild will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 in St. Mary’s Rectory. Council meeting

The Avoca Borough Council will have its regular monthly meeting and work session at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 in the Avoca Municipal Building, 752 Main St. Council President Joseph Satkowski will preside. Comedy show

The Avoca Fire Department will have its annual comedy show on Friday, April 13 at the West Side Social Club, 700 McAlpine St. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. The show will feature three stand-up comedians. Tickets, which are $20, can be purchased by calling John at 451-2681 or the fire department at 457-2894. The admission price includes beer, soda, chips and pretzels. Choral Artists

Northeast Choral Society (chamber choir) Choral Artists will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at the Langcliffe Presbyterian Church, 1001 Main St. The choir will perform favorite and enlightening hymns. A free will offering will be accepted.

yard waste collection on Tuesday, April 17, weather permitting. In addition to collecting grass clippings and leaves, the borough workers will also collect other yard waste, including shrubs, hedge clippings and tree limbs. Grass clippings and leaves can be placed in the same container; however, brush must be placed in a separate container. Tree limbs should not exceed three feet in length and one-half inch in diameter. Rocks, stones, dirt and animal waste are not acceptable forms of yard waste and will not be collected. A maximum of three open containers, not exceeding 30 pounds, will be allowed per collection. Please do not put your collection items in plastic bags. Collection items should be placed curbside by 8 a.m. Night at the Races

The Avoca A.O.H. will have a “Night at the Races” on Saturday, April 21 at the West Side Social Club, 700 McAlpine St. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the races will begin at 7 p.m. Race sponsorships are $50 and horses are $10. The price includes admission, food and beverages. Youth group

Queen of the Apostles Parish pastoral council will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 16 in St. Mary’s Rectory.

Queen of the Apostles Parish youth group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 in St. Mary’s School auditorium, 742 Spring St. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact Lori Ostrowski at 457-8840.

Pastoral council

In observance of Easter, Queen of the Apostles Parish will not have religious education classes today, April 8 or Monday, April 9. Classes will resume Sunday, April 15.

Social concerns

Hospice for animals

Queen of the Apostles Parish social concerns committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 in St. Mary’s Rectory.

Women’s guild

Yard waste collection

Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc., Duryea, will have a pet hospice volunteer training class from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 in St. Benedict’s Church basement, 155 Austin Ave., Wilkes-Barre. To

Queen of the Apostles Parish

Avoca Borough will have a

register, call Denise at 457-1625. Spaghetti dinner

Avoca V.F.W. Post 1227 will have a spaghetti and meatball dinner from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the post home, 915 Main St. Takeouts will be available. Tickets are $7 each and can be purchased at the post or by calling 457-7673. Finance council

Queen of the Apostles Parish finance council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1 in St. Mary’s Rectory. Golf tournament

Queen of Apostles Parish will have the Fifth Annual St. Mary’s Classic golf tournament at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 at Pine Hills Golf Course, Taylor. This year’s tourney will be played in memory of Tom Bennie Sr. The cost, which is $80 per player, includes golf, food and prizes. For more information, contact the parish office at 457-3412, Jimbo McMahon at or John Soy at . Garbage stickers

2012 Avoca Borough garbage stickers are still available. Stickers can be purchased from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and from 6 to 7 p.m. on Fridays at the Avoca Municipal Building, 752 Main St. The fee schedule for purchasing the sticker in order to have up to three bags collected weekly is as follows: $170 if purchased by April 21, $180 if purchased between April 22 and May 21 and $190 if purchased between May 22 and June 21. Delinquent accounts will be referred to district court after June 21. Residents unable to stop by the municipal building to purchase a garbage sticker can mail a check made payable to Avoca Borough and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Avoca Borough c/o Therese Wrubel, 129 Factory St.,

Avoca, PA 18641. For additional information, call Wrubel at 4574891. Ash collection

Avoca Borough will have an ash collection every Wednesday. Berkheimer Associates recently sent notices to all Avoca Borough residents who did not pay their 2011 sewer bills. Property owners are responsible for paying the bills. If the bills were not paid in full by December 31, 2011, they were turned over to Creditech. All accounts delinquent $70 or more for more than one year will be placed on a water shutoff list. Property owners are also responsible for water shutoff and restoration fees which total $60. For more information, call Creditech at 1-800-555-5695. Recycling every Wednesday

Avoca residents are invited to recycle newspaper and commingled glass, plastic and metal bottles, cans and jars every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Moosic recycling truck at the Avoca municipal garage, 1106 Plane St. Please note all lids should be removed and disposed in your home trash. Containers should be rinsed, plastics and metals should be flattened and glass should not be broken. Newspaper should not be placed in bags. Avoca residents can also recycle corrugated cardboard from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month in the Moosic Recycling Truck at the Avoca Municipal Garage. Corrugated cardboard is cardboard with a ribbed section between two heavy layers of cardboard. All pieces should be collapsed and flattened. This collection does not include food contaminated non-corrugated or coated cardboard such as pizza, cereal or soda boxes. The recycling area will be monitored and violators can be fined or banned from future recycling privileges.

Happy Easter everyone! We have several Easter services taking place in town today that will fit into your schedule. I hope you and your families have a wonderful day. God bless you! Nativity of Our Lord

The Rev. Charles Rokosz, the Rev. Andrew Sinnott, the Rev. Joseph Elston and the parishioners of Nativity of Our Lord Parish invite the community to their Easter services today, April 8. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 8 and 9:30 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson St. and at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 529 Stephenson St. St. Mary’s Church

The Rev. Carmen Bolock and parishioners of St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church, 200 Stephenson St., invite the community to their Easter services today, April 8. The parish will have an outdoor Resurrection procession (weather permitting) followed by the Mass of the Resurrection and blessing of Easter food at 6 a.m. They will also have Mass at 10 a.m. which will include Benediction and the blessing of the Easter food. Following each Easter Mass, the public is invited to the rectory for breakfast. The parish will have Holy Mass at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 9. Polish Falcons

The members of Polish Falcons, Nest 128 would like wish everyone a Happy Easter and remind customers the club will be open for normal business hours on Easter Sunday. Rec Board egg hunt

VFW funeral detail


American Legion Brennan Regan Post Commander John Mlaker and V.F.W. Post 1227 Senior Vice Commander John Pliska are seeking current members of these veteran organizations to serve as members of the funeral detail. This detail provides a very important service to veterans’ families in their time of need. It also provides deceased veterans with the respect they deserve. For more information, call Ed Matt at the American Legion post at 457-4242. Street dept. closed

The Duryea Borough Street Department will be closed on Easter Monday, April 9. Garbage and recyclables will be collected one day late this week. Yard waste will not be collected on Friday due to the holiday schedule. Council meeting

The Duryea Borough Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 in the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St. The public is invited to attend. Legion auxiliary

The Ladies Auxiliary to American Legion Brennan Regan Post 585 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 at the post home, 329 Main St. Any female related to a veteran who would like to become a member of the auxiliary is welcome to attend the meeting or call the post home at 457-4242 for more information. Any members who have not paid their 2012 dues are asked to do so. Local organizations seeking donations from the auxiliary should attend this meeting and bring information about their group. Rec board meets

The Duryea Rec Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 in the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St.

Pet adoption day

Big Lots and Holiday Hair will sponsor a pet adoption day and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 in the Birney Plaza, Moosic, to benefit Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc. There will also be raffles for prizes, including a flat screen HDTV and four adult passes to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. If you stop by Holiday Hair in Moosic for a service and mention you read this information in The Sunday Dispatch, they will donate $2 to Tracey’s Hope. For more information, call Denise at 457-1625. Legion meeting

Members of the American Legion Brennan Regan Post 585 will meet at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at the post home, 329 Main St. The board of directors will elect three officers at this time.

Blue and Gold Banquet

Duryea Cub Scout Pack 375 will have its Blue and Gold Banquet at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 at the V.F.W. Post 1227, 492 Stephenson St. The Scouts will receive their trophies and medals at this time. Four Webelos Scouts will become members of Boy Scout Troop 285. To make a reservation, call Ann Edwards at 457-8402 by April 15.

SAL meeting

Pet hospice training

The Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 585 will meet at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at the American Legion Brennan Regan Post 585, 329 Main St.

Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc., Duryea, will have a pet hospice volunteer training class from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 in St. Benedict’s Church basement, 155 Austin Ave., Wilkes-Barre. To register, call Denise at 457-1625.

Polish Falcons

The members of Polish Falcons, Nest 128 will have their monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at the nest, 631 Main St. Charity basketball game

The Sixth Annual Guns ‘N Hoses Charity Basketball Game will take place Saturday, April 21 at the Pittston Area High School gymnasium, 5 Stout St., Yatesville. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and tip-off time is 5 p.m. During this game, the area’s police officers and firefighters will hit the hardwood to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. There will also be door prizes, entertainment and a food and refreshment stand catered by

Ziti dinner set

Members of the American Legion Brennan Regan Post 585will have their annual ziti dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the post home, 329 Main St. Takeouts will be available from 3 to 5 p.m. For ticket information, call the post home at 457-4242. Beer raffle

The Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 585 is currently selling tickets for its “Win A Pallet of Beer” raffle. First prize is a gift certificate for $600 to B&G Beverage, Pittston. Second prize is a $100 gift certificate to a Wine & Spirits store. Third prize is a $50 gift card to Weis Markets. Tickets, which are $3 each or two for $5, can be purchased from any member or at the post home, 329 Main St. The drawing will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 25. Vacation Bible School

The Brick United Methodist Church will sponsor Vacation Bible School “Operation Overboard: There to Go Deep with God - Dive into VBS” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 30 through August 3 at the church, 935 Foote Ave. Children of all faith traditions who are ages 3-12 residing in the Greater Pittston and Triboro areas are invited to attend. To pre-register, volunteer or make a donation, call Amy at 457-7553 or Becky 457-3115.

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The Duryea Rec Board would like to thank the community for making their Easter Egg Hunt a huge success. More than 120 children hunted for eggs in the Community Park where they were also treated to cookies, snacks, face painting, prizes and a visit from the Easter bunny.


My Sister’s Kitchen. Tickets, which can be purchased at the door, are $5 for adults and $3 for students ages 5 to 18. Children under 4 years of age will be admitted free. Businesses and individuals can send donations to Chief Nick Lohman, c/o Duryea Police Department, 315 Main St., Duryea, PA 18642. Make checks payable to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and in the memo area list “Guns ‘N Hoses 2012” Be sure to include your name with your gift in order to have it included on the acknowledgement poster which will be displayed at the game. Businesses that would like to supply door prizes can mail or drop them off at the Duryea Police Department.


Duryea Borough Council to meet on Tuesday


Softball/Tee ball Opening Day is next Sunday Dupont Softball/Tee ball Opening Day ceremonies will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, at the Dupont Little League Field, 200 Elm St. Keynote speakers will be Dupont Borough officials, Rep. Mike Carroll, Judge Fred Pierantoni and guest speaker Kelley Daley Schuh, a past graduate of the Dupont Softball/ Tee ball. Team pictures will also be taken throughout the day. Parking and seating are limited so lawn/ camp chairs and carpooling are suggested. Participants are asked not to park in the Polish Club lots.



treach Committee will hold its annual Health Fair from 5 to 6 p.m. on Saturday April 20 and from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 21 in the parish hall on Lackawanna Avenue. A special kids corner, free gifts, a 50/50 raffle and three special door prize giveaways, including one for kids only will all be available. There is no charge for this event. Eco tip

Adopt A Highway

The Dupont Lions have Adopted-A-Highway and will clean the roadway north and south of Rte. 315 starting from Pilot to Petro and from Petro back to Pilot this Saturday, April 14. Clean-up crews will meet at the VFW Post at 9 a.m. Anyone interested in joining the clean-up or for more information is asked to contact Lion Rich, clean-up chairman, at 687-4877. Council meeting


The regular monthly meeting of the Dupont Borough Council will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 in the James Cocco Council Chambers. Representatives from UGI Penn Natural Gas will provide a short power point presentation for anyone interested in natural gas for home heating.

Here is Joey’s Eco-Tip of the week: It is time for spring cleaning. You can takes clothes and household items to a thrift store like the Salvation Army so they can be reused! Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart of Jesus scheduled meetings: Bible Study, 7 p.m. on April11in the lower level meeting room of the rectory; Picnic Committee meeting, 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 in the rectory upper level. Softball league

County Line Girls Softball League will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday April 11 at the Dupont Borough Building. Coaches for softball, pony thru 17, should attend. Call Bob Cappelloni at 881-8744 for more info.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Pet adoption day

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church will hold an Extreme MakeoverParish Retreat with Father Joe Sica, local parish priest, public speaker and widely read author at 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 16, 17 and 18 in the parish church on Lackawanna Avenue. The three day event is free of charge and open to the public. Sacred Heart Parish will host a small reception in the parish hall after the Wednesday evening retreat.

Big Lots Store and Holiday Hair in the Birney Plaza in Moosic are sponsoring an Adoption Day Event and Bake Sale from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 to benefit Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc. There will be raffles for prizes such as a flat screen high definition TV and four tickets to Dorney Park & Wild Water Kingdom, as well as a bake sale and dogs for adoption. If you mention this ad to Holiday Hair in Moosic, they will donate another $2 to Tracey’s Hope

Health Fair

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Organization. For more information, call Denise at 457-1625. Pet hospice training

PET Hospice Training by Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care program & Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc. will hold a class from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 in the basement of St. Benedict’s Church, 155 Austin Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Sportsmen’s Club

Elm St. Sportsmen’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at the Polish American Citizens Club, Dupont. John Lizak will preside Night at the races

The Avoca AOH will hold a Night at the Races on April 21 at the West Side Social Club in West Avoca. Race sponsors are $50 and horse sponsors are $10. Price includes admission, food and beverages. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the first race goes off at 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. Spring clean up

Residents must contact the borough office if completing tree removal/cutting projects as large tree branches and stumps will not be picked up by the road crews. Residents must contract with a disposal company for their cleanup projects as the borough trucks are no longer available for cleanout projects. Small braches along with leaves and grass are the only yard waste items that will be picked up on Tuesdays. Weight limits for refuse bags and yard waste is 30 lbs. and residents are asked to be careful disposing of items that may cause harm, such as, chemicals or broken glass. Residents must have a sticker for bulk item pick-ups. Arrangements for bulk pickup items can be made by calling the municipal office for an appointment. The price of bulk stickers is now $15 each.

New phone system

Dupont Borough has installed a new phone system. The phone number remains the same: 6556216 but there is a new fax number: 655-6703. The phone menu will guide callers to direct lines to municipal departments, including the mayor and police. The police can also be reached by dialing 654-9971 and the mayor can be reached by calling 883-0399 Sewer bills

The 2012 sewer maintenance bills have been mailed. Due date is June 30, 2012. Any accounts past due have been forwarded to the borough solicitor to schedule hearings at the magistrate to place liens against properties. Pavilion rental

Reservations are filling up for this year’s rental schedule for the Pavilion in the Park. Anyone planning an event is asked to call the borough office at 655-6216 to reserve dates. Party in the Park

Plans are underway for this year’s Party in the Park. The tentative date is August 11. Anyone interested in providing music entertainment, displays or events for that day should call the borough office. Dupont Lanes scores

Universal High Scratch Series scores: Steve Viastaris, 718; Edward Collins, 716; William Elko, 695; David Titton, 645; Dale Reese, 636; Jim Lavelle, III, 622; Richard Arditi, 620; Richard Arditi, 620; Leonard Trolio, 605; Lowell Stoss, 596; Nicholas Berlinski, 589. National High Scratch Series scores: Allyn Jr. Ferretti, 753; Bruce Rydzy, 695; John Kulick, 689; Matt Felter, 677; Mark Kulick, 677; Jerry Coggins, 672; Joe Jr. Walsh, 667; Allyn Sr. Ferretti, 660; Keith Weinschnenk, 643; Chris Yonki, 643. Junior/Senior High Scratch Series scores: Men’s division: Peter Kulick, 685; Billy Jr. Elko, 603; Zachary

McKitish, 596; Michael Lenchak, 566; Tyler Baran, 549. Women’s division: Katie Wynn, 463; Irene Magdon, 448; Michelle Grossbauer, 363. Warehouse Mixed League High Scratch Series scores: Men’s division: Chris DeHaas, 729; John Borgia, 666; Matt Charney, 651; Edward Collins, 631; Ron Shaw, 609. Women’s division: Melony Yurek, 496; Noel Horwath, 397. Magic Circle High Scratch Series scores: Men’s division: Don Whiting, 731; Mike Spece, 691; Joseph Chmiel, 669; Rich Sr. Aston, 648; Drew Nicholson, 647; Matt Charney, 640; Rich Jr. Aston, 602; Greg Renfer, 588; Francis Pupa, 582; Russ Stevens, 576. Women’s division: Mima Brunges, 433; Courtney McKitish, 378. . Pittston Twp VFW High Scratch Series scores: Jack Casper, 687; Wally Moore, 668; Joe Sr. Walsh, 622; Joe Dalessandro, 609; Rich Russian, 596; Anthony Grieco, 577; Ed Wasko, 563; Steve Wasko, 535; Joe Scarantino, 524. American High Scratch Series scores: Neal Elko, 773; Dave Kern, 721; John Grohowski, 690; Tom SPurlin, 688; Scott Kowalczyk, 687; Mark Kulick, 641; Mike Morrissey, 625; Marty Moughan, 609; Edward Collins, 602; Rich Kuligowski, 599. Dupont Bowlerettes High Scratch Series scores: Trisha Chmiel, 545; Ann Alfano, 529; Kim Kishel, 511; MaryLou Fereck, 507; MaryAnn Shugdinis, 503; Helen Zapotoski, 494; Irene Jemiola, 465; Gracelynn Williamson, 463; Donna Kasa, 460. Sunday Night Mixed High Scratch Series scores: Men’s division: Jim Rowlands, 683; Vito Buzzetta, 636; Ray Wasko, 609; Joe Sr. Wruble, 543; Terry Salak, 542. Women’s division: Mary Theresa Pupa, 531; Gracelynn Williamson, 459; Mary Lou Fereck, 459; Tina Evans, 453; Marianne Argenio, 388. Prep Boys High Scratch Series scores: Evan Elko, 519; Jesse Carlen, 401; Joey Jones, 321; Jimmy DilSee DUPONT NEWS, Page 37

The Exeter Lions Little League will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 at the Exeter Scout Home.

Exeter VFW Post 6518

The Exeter VFW Post 6518 will meet at 7 p.m. on April 10 at the post home. Election of officers will be held at this time. Yard waste

Exeter Borough has begun yard waste collection on Thursdays. Residents are asked to place yard waste curbside by 6 a.m. Residents are encouraged to use a mulching mower blade and mulch grass weekly, leaving it on the lawn. The benefits include keeping fertilizer and pesticides on the treated yard, thus reducing the expense of additional treatments. More information about “don’t bag it mowing” will be available April 23 at the Exeter Borough Building. Yard waste consists only of the following materials: shrubbery or grass clippings and tree limbs. Tree limbs are not to exceed three feet length or1/2-inch in diameter. Limbs should be bundled, tied and placed in an open container. Rocks, stones, dirt and animal waste are not acceptable forms of yard waste. Any yard waste containing unacceptable materials will not be collected.


EILEEN CIPRIANI 287-3349 host a Night at the Races on SatPolice reminder urday, April 14 at St. Anthony’s Exeter Borough Police re- Parish Center, Erie Street. Doors minded citizens that anyone will open at 6 p.m. Post time will caught dumping or littering be 7 p.m. A $5 donation for adalong Packer Avenue will be cit- mission will include food and reed. Anyone who sees such action freshments. A $50 prize will be awarded to occurring is asked to contact the Exeter Borough Police at 654- the owner of each winning horse. 3301. Increased patrols will be Horses may be purchased for $10 from any Lions club member present. and may also be purchased at the Chief John McNeil announces that street sweeping will begin door. A full-page ad can be puron May 4, between the hours of 5 and 9 a.m. from Erie Street to chased for $50 and a half-page First on both the East and West ad for $25. Ads may be pursides of Wyoming Avenue. Resi- chased by calling Lion Len Bondents are reminded that parking fanti at 655-2746 or Lion Rich will not be allowed during this Shields at 655-6907. Deadline period. All violators will be sub- for all ads is April 6. Checks should be made payaject to the issuance of a parking citation. This activity will be ble to the Exeter Lions and scheduled for the first Friday of mailed to Len Bonfanti, c/o Exeter Lions Club, 223 Bennett St., each month until November. PA 18643. Donkey basketball

The Wyoming Area senior parents will hold a donkey basketball game at 7 p.m. on April 17 in the high school gym. Tickets will be sold prior to the event by members of the senior class or at the door the day of the event. Night at the races

The Exeter Lions will host a

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Mixed Girls High Scratch Series scores: Alex McKitish, 433; Danielle Zydko, 423; Jordan Cegelka, 413; Sara Lukowich, 366; Veronica Rizzo, 341; Morgan Mesaris, 340; Samantha Piechota, 318; Kayla Hindmarsh, 285; Autym Stoss, 280; Piper Kane, 273. Mixed Boys High Scratch Series scores: Peter Kulick, 634; Stephen Yuhas, 580; Michael Elko, 525; Paul Greco, 518; David Zydko, 499; Michael Felter, 447; Justin Coyne, 436; Charles Kulick, 372; Joey Musto, 362; Anthony Zimmerman, 356.

The Wyoming Area Softball Parents Association is looking for vendors for its annual ziti dinner and craft show to be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center Cafeteria. Interested vendors are asked to

Payments can be mailed to 1101 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, PA 18643. For more information, call Lynda at 654-3001, ext. 2.

Cosmopolitan seniors

St. Barbara’s Parish

The Cosmopolitan Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 in St. Anthony’s Center, Exeter. Travel coordinator Johanna is accepting reservations for a Mount Airy casino trip on Wednesday April 11 and a trip to Woodloch Pines Resort on Sunday, May 20. This trip includes a seafood buffet along with American and Italian cuisine, as well as entertainment, bingo and a boat ride, weather permitting. There will be pickups in Exeter and Pittston. Non-members are welcome to attend. Details can be obtained from Johanna at 655-2720.

The Golden Age Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 at the Parish Center. Hostesses are Regina Lepore, Ann Loftus and Grace Loftus. Plans are in full swing to make St. Barbara’s Summer Bazaar another wonderful event. This years’ celebration will be on July 20-22. Divine Mercy Sunday will be held on April 15. This year’s theme “Be Apostles of Divine Mercy” will be held at the Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary, Highway 315, Pittston. Principal celebrant of the Feast of Mercy will be Rev. Paul McDonnell, OSJ, Seminary Rector. Itinerary includes: 1 p.m., Sacrament of Reconciliation, 2 p.m. - Veneration of the Image of Divine Mercy followed by the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, 3 p.m. - Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Chaplet of Divine Mercy in Song, Holy Rosary, Benediction, Blessing first class relic of St. Faustina. St. Barbara Christian Women’s Organization will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 at the church hall with the recitation of the rosary.

Refuse stickers

The rebate period for refuse stickers has passed. Stickers can be purchased with cash, checks, money orders or credit card (no American Express). Checks and money orders should be made payable to Exeter Borough Refuse. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. There will be no evening hours after March and there are no Saturday hours.

Public meeting on West Side Trail There will be a public meeting at 6 p.m. on April 11 in the West Wyoming Borough Hall to discuss the West Side Trail project. Residents who live along West Eighth Street from the Wyoming border to Charney Park and residents who live on Shoemaker from West Eighth Street to Dailey Park on the east side are urged to attend.

Bulk item pick-up

West Wyoming Borough will have a bulk item pick-up on Monday, April 16. The pickup is limited to two bulk items per household. Residents may not put out any building materials, ammunition, electronics, car parts or tires or any hazardous type waste. For items containing


Freon, the Freon must be extracted and a certificate stating so from a licensed refrigeration expert must be taped to the item. Yard waste

The yard waste program has begun. Collections will be on Thursday, April 19 for residents living in the Atherton Park section up to but not including Eighth Street. Residents living on Eighth Street up to the Exeter Line will have their scheduled pick-up on Thursday, April 12. Thereafter, yard waste will be picked up on alternating Thursdays. The compost yard will be open

from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Yard waste containers should not exceed 30 pounds. Recycling reminder

West Wyoming recycling containers are located behind Hose Company #1. Recycling can be dropped off any day of the week. Following is the list of acceptable items: commingled food and beverage containers, #1 and #2 plastic containers (numbers are located on the bottom of plastic container). #1 recyclables include soda, water, flavored beverage bottles, salad dressing bottles, peanut butter jars and mayonnaise jars. #2 recyclables include milk jugs and laundry detergent bottles, shampoo, drain cleaners, aspirin bottles.


lon, 316; Zachary Garbarino, 307; Tyler Granahan, 290; Joey Wruble, 288; Dylan Kelly, 262; Joshua Bryk, 242; Tommy Dessoy, 237. Bantam/Prep Mixed High Scratch Series scores: Boys division: Jacob Dobrowalski, 235; Zachary Elko, 207; Marc Piechota, 204; Ozzie Dobrowalski, 202; Tyler Cegelka, 195; Jeremy Lavelle, 195; Martin Kuna, 189; Nicholas Aschenback, 163; Aiden Hindmarsh, 158; Sean Connors, 150. Girls Division: Janelle Dudek, 154; Kacie Fisk, 117; Madison Mesaris, 113; Makenzie Kaminski, 91.

Vendors sought

contact Deborah Przybyla at 693-6201 or by e-mail at for more information.


Exeter Lions Little League to meet Thursday


Historical Society helps library digitize newspapers The West Pittston Historical Society is partnering with the West Pittston Library to digitize a portion of the society’s Pittston Gazette newspaper microfilm collection. The project is being funded by a Library Services and Technology Act grant. The Pittston Gazette collection spans the years from 18501965 and offers readers a unique historical view of the Pittston area. The news was focused on personal interests and the everyday life of residents in the area. The Pittston Gazette newspaper gives the reader a unique view into how national and world events affected small town America. It should be of interest to those doing historical and genealogical research as well as anyone with ties to the Pittston area. The digitized newspapers will be available at no charge on the PA Digital Access website with the first additions becoming available online in the spring of 2013. Keep watching the West Pittston Historical Society web site for updates and a link to the Pittston Gazette site when it becomes available. WA baseball meeting

Wyoming Area Diamond Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 in room 129 of the Secondary Center. All parents of baseball players from grades 7-12 are encouraged to attend. WP Women’s Club


The West Pittston Women’s club will hold its yearly women’s clothing sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the West Pittston Methodist Church, Wyoming Avenue. There will be everything for the modern women in all sizes (coats, dresses, blouses, pants, jeans, shoes, purse and much more). There will be many name brands and nothing is priced over $5. Cherry Blossom

The 41st Annual Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on Sat-

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urday and Sunday, May 5 and 6 on Susquehanna Avenue next to the Firefighter’s Memorial Bridge. Festival hours are from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The West Pittston Cherry Blossom Committee is asking residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania to help celebrate the rebirth of West Pittston by participating in the 41st annual parade. The parade will be held at noon on Saturday, May 5. Lineup will be at 11:15 a.m. near Cenera Auto Parts, Exeter Avenue (Rt. 92) West Pittston. Any individual or groups interested in participating in this year’s parade may contact chairperson Ralph Salerno by email or by phone at 780-0231. The Little Miss Cherry Blossom contest will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 on the festival grounds. The contest is open to girls 4-8 years of age living in the Greater Pittston area. All contestants will ride in the parade. Each girl will be judged on talent, stage presence and interview. Performances are not to exceed three minutes. For more information, contact Gina Malsky at 332-7817 or email Deadline is April 20. West Pittston Idol will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. Singers from ages 5 and up are invited to participate. Contestants will be divided into age-appropriate categories and there will be a 2 1/2 minute time limit on all songs. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, contact Gina Malsky at 332-7817 or email

from Montgomery Avenue to Erie Street on Monday and from Montgomery Avenue to Susquehanna Avenue on Tuesday. Residents are asked to place yard waste in open containers. No plastic bags will be picked up. Tree limbs should not exceed four-feet in length or 1/2 inch in diameter and must be tied in bundles. Any resident requesting chipping of tree limbs is asked to call the Public Works Building at 655-7786 to be placed on a schedule.

Street department

Donkey basketball

Street sweeping will begin tomorrow, April 9. Street sweeping will be done every week and residents are requested to follow the designated signs. Yard waste will be picked up

WP Rams

The West Pittston Rams will hold their first sign up for the upcoming season from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 11 at the Four Seasons Golf Club, 750 Slocum Ave. Registration cost is $110 for football players and cheerleaders. Each additional child per family is $10. This price includes the cost of the 10 lottery tickets at $5 each. Football jerseys are approximately $30. Parents should have their child’s birth certificate, current photo of the child, a valid driver’s license with a correct address and a current utility bill for address verification. Lady Warriors

Wyoming Area Lady Warriors will host a fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April15 at Charming Charlie Boutique at the Shoppes. Snacks and beverages will be served. The Lady Warriors are requesting a $5 donation at the door and you will receive 20% off all purchases (excludes clearance items).

The Wyoming Area Senior Parents will hold a donkey basketball game at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 in the Secondary Center gym. Tickets can be purchased from

members of the senior class or at the door the night of the event. Golf tournament

The West Pittston Rams Parents Organization Golf Tournament will be held April 28 at Four Seasons Golf Course. Any business interested in becoming a hole sponsor is asked to contact Chrissy Fernandes at 602-1614 or 430-1618. The parents organization is newly formed to help raise money for The West Pittston Rams Jr. Football and Cheerleading Association. Proceeds from the golf tournament will help purchase new helmets for the football players. Most of the helmets are outdated and can’t be reconditioned.

closed. Office hours during rebate are 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. It is the property owner’s responsibility to forward their tax bills to their financial institution for payment. If a receipt is requested, a selfaddressed/ stamped envelope must be included with payment. For appointments, call 6553801 or 655-7782ext. 232. Library programs

The 35th Annual West Pittston Anthracite 4-Mile Run will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 2. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the borough building, Exeter Avenue. Registration fee is $15 prior to May 30 and $18. Checks should be made payable to West Pittston Parks, Recreation and Beautification Board, 555 Exeter Ave., West Pittston, PA 18643. For further information, call 655-7782.

Beginner Yoga – 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Vinyasa Yoga (all levels) – 6 to 7 p.m. Monday. West Pittston Library Book Club – 6:45 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, 6:45 p.m. Weekly Story Time – 1 p.m. Fridays. Children’s Yoga with Corinne – 3:45 p.m. first Friday of the month. Cost is $8 for children ages 5-10. Welcome to The Titanic – 1 p.m., Saturday, April 14. One Book Every Young Child – 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 2. PNC For Me, For You, For Later Story Time – 1 p.m., Friday, May 11 American Girl Celebration – 1 p.m., Saturday, May 19 Story Time with Clifford – 1 p.m., Friday, May 25

WA Class of ’97 reunion

Birthday notes

WP Fun Run

The Wyoming Area Class of 1997 is planning its15th anniversary reunion and is having difficulty locating several classmates. Any member of the class who has not been contacted by a classmate regarding the reunion is asked to join the Wyoming Area Class of 1997 Facebook page or e-mail Megan Kuffa at Tax collector

George L. Miller, West Pittston tax collector, announces the 2012 county and borough taxes have been mailed. The rebate period is from March 1, 2012 through April 30, 2012. The face period will begin May 1 and continue until June 30, 2012. Penalty period will be honored through December 15, 2012, when the tax books will be

Celebrating this week: Mary Louise Degnan, Marta Jones, Idella Dymond and Violet Blandina, April 8; Terri Bugelholl and Carmie Argento, April 9; Kelly Mercavitch, April 11; Amanda Wallace and Sara Pokorny, April 13; Shea Riley and Frank Callaio, April 14. Thought of the week

None, but people of strong passion are capable of rising to greatness. Quote of the week

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell Bumper sticker

Fear is the highest fence

Cub Scout Pack 366, sponsored by St. Monica Parish, will hold its annual Blue and Gold Dinner at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 in the church hall, West Eighth Street, West Wyoming. Boys from the Webelos II group will receive the Arrow of Light and cross over the Bridge to join Boy Scout Troop 366. Boys who will graduate from the pack are Joshua Carlson, Raymond DrivingHawk, William Fauntleroy, Nicholas Perry, Michael Remley, Robert J. Salvo and Luke Stavish. The leaders who were with them since the beginning of their Cub Scout journey are David Remley and Gerald Carlson. Boy Scout Troop 366 of West Wyoming collected a total of 240 non-perishable food items for the food pantry of the Greater Pittston Area. Scouts who participated are David Corby, BrianBerti, Matthew Dovidas, Austin Shission, Nicholas Kaminski, Gianni Mazza, Aaron Herrera, Michael Sanfilippo, Matthew Carlson, and Dakota Thomas. The Scouts will hold a car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 5 at Dileo’s on Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming. VFW Post 6518

The Exeter VFW Post 6518 will meet at 7 p.m. on April 10 at the post home. Election of officers will be held. Donkey basketball


brush, branches, leaves and grass. Residents are reminded to take care that yard waste does not contain plastic or recyclable bags. The compost yard does not accept stones or dirt. Compost is also available free of charge to residents of both towns. Vendors sought

The Wyoming Area Softball Parents Association is looking for vendors for its annual ziti dinner and craft show set for noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center Cafeteria. Contact Deborah Przybyla at 693-6201 or e-mail St. Monica’s Parish

New Altar Servers: Anyone from third grade through high school interested in serving Christ and His church in this role

is asked to call the parish office at 693-1991. A new class is now forming. Lectors: The parish is always in need of new Lectors (Readers of the Sacred Word.) Anyone interested in this service is asked to call Father McKernan at 6931991. To help defray the cost of printing the Sunday church bulletin, businesses and services in the community can place an ad on the back of the bulletin. Anyone interested is asked to call the parish office at 693-1991. Library news

The Wyoming Free Library celebrates National Library Week: April 9-14. Events are free unless otherwise noted. Donations to support the library are accepted. Call 693-1364 to make reservations. Monday, April 9, 6 to 8 p.m. Opening Night event. A return

visit from nationally-noted author Cecilia Galante. Bring books to have them signed. Tuesday, April 10, 6 to 8 p.m. Celebrate National Poetry Month. Laugh with us as we sample Daisy Goodwin’s anthology of poetry from internationally-recognized poets: Wednesday: April 11, 6 to 8 p.m. - Celebrate family and the art of conversation. Enjoy refreshments and chat while you make your own “box full of timeless, classic, fun questions.” A donation of $5 per family is payable at the event. Thursday, April 12, 6 to 8 p.m. - Announcing the winner of the 2012-2013 “Little Miss Library” contest. Then, celebrate Nationally Recognized D.E.A.R. “Drop Everything & Read Day!” Books will be provided by Harper Collins Publishers. Friday, April 13, 6 to 8 p.m. Celebrate with your child at “My Doll & Me” Tea. Girls and boys, dolls and/or stuffed animals are invited. A $5 donation per family is payable at the event. Refreshments will be served. Saturday, April 14, 1 pm to 4 p.m. - Celebrate the art of writ-

ing with author Mark Stavish, author of five published and internationally-translated books. Sign up for his non-fiction writer’s workshop We end this celebratory week with a thanks to you, our patrons, by announcing the grand opening of our Book Shoppe featuring new and gently used books from all genres!. Our shoppe is located next door to the Library at the United Methodist Church where thanks to the generosity of the church, we have “real space” for our book sales. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 14. Stop by for sales, raffles, story time and book giveaways. Volunteers are needed for many events. Can you help? Call the library at 693-1364. The Wyoming Free Library will have Amnesty Week. During the week of April 8-14, fines will be waived for all overdue library items. The library will not waive existing fines, damaged or missing items or fines from other libraries in Luzerne County.


Cub Scout Pack 366 sets annual Blue and Gold Dinner

WAHS to host donkey basketball game The Wyoming Area Senior Parents will hold a donkey basketball game at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 in the Secondary Center gym. Tickets are available from members of the senior class or at the door the night of the event. Wyoming Area senior class officers are, from

left, Leah Laneski, secretary; Morgan Bilbow, school board representative; Chris Bone, treasurer; David Bonomo, vice president; Nick Mazzone, president.

The Wyoming Area senior parents will hold a donkey basketball game at 7 p.m. on April 17 in the high school gym. Members of the senior class will sell tickets prior to the event and they will also be available at the door the day of the event. Golf tournament

The Rotary Club of Wyoming’s 21st Annual Golf Tournament and Cook-Out will be held on Thursday, May 24 at Irem Temple Country Club. Compost yard


The West Wyoming compost yard will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays for residents of West Wyoming and Wyoming. The compost yard accepts



Maloney leads WA to victory By Don McGlynn

The Wyoming Area High School baseball team finished on the winning end of a pitchers’ duel against Dallas High School on April 4. Led by Dylan Maloney, the Warriors ended the afternoon with a 2-0 victory at home. “We had a great pitching performance from Dylan, I thought, today,” said Wyoming Area head coach Chick Andrewscavage. “He’s one of our two pitchers, him and Adam Romanowski, are our two leaders and our two pitchers.” The senior only allowed two hits in his seven innings on the mound, improving the Warriors overall record to 2-1. “He’s tough, he knows how to pitch,” said Dallas head coach Ken Kashatus. “Besides

the fact that he’s a talented pitcher, he knows how to pitch. He just knows what he’s doing out there. He has a real good feel for pitching in high school.” Offensively, Trent Grove got things going for Wyoming Area, hitting a single in his first at bat of the game to start the second inning off on the right note. Bart Chupka and Erik Walkoviak each singled to load the bases for Romanowski, who brought in Grove, picking up the only RBI of the game for either team, and giving the Warriors a 1-0 lead. “Our hitting still needs to come around a little bit,” said Andrewscavage. “But, we hit the ball when we needed to.” The coach credits the team’s effort on defense with the win, See VICTORY , Page 44

WA's Bart Chupka scores from third in the Warriors victory over Dallas.

Lefty Dylan Maloney pitched seven strong innings as he shut down Dallas 2-0 on Wednesday, April 4. PHOTOS BY TONY CALLAIO.

Lady Warriors pull one out with a 3-run seventh By Jack Smiles

Emily Wolfgang makes contact in the Lady Warriors win over Dallas.



ABOVE: WA second basemen, Emily Wolfgang tosses out the runner at first to first basemen, Kate Kross . LEFT: Serra Degnan played shortstop against Dallas on Wednesday, April 4.

Wyoming Area won the final three events of the boys track and field meet against Holy Redeemer to earn a 84.5-65.5 win at home on Wednesday, April 4. Ahmad Bouie (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles) and Cody Schmitz (long jump, high jump) were each two-time winners for the Warriors. David Gawlas (100 dash, 200 dash) won twice for the Royals. 3200 RELAY - 1. HR (Villani, Cudo, Ambrulavage, Frazee) 9:24, 2. WA 110 HURDLES - 1. WA Bouie 17.4, 2. HR Mark, 3. HR Kane TRIPLE JUMP - 1. HR Banas 37’7, 2. WA Lanunziata, 3. HR Wert 100 - 1. HR Gawlas 11.0, 2. WA Peoples, 3. WA Haze 1600 - 1. HR Kabcinski 5:12, 2. HR Ford, 3. WA Fillipak SHOT PUT - 1. WA Popovitch 40.2, 2. WA Burton, 3. WA Bartoli 400 - 1. HR Gdovin 55.4, 2. WA Hardine, 3. WA Pardini 400 RELAY - 1. WA (Hale, Boyle, O’Brien, Peoples), 2. HR 300 HURDLES - 1. WA Bouie 45.3, 2. WA Bone, 3. HR Kane POLE VAULT - 1. WA Flynn 12’, 2. WA Schmitz, 3. WA Lanunziata DISCUS - 1. WA burtch 116’6, 2. WA Bartoli, 3. WA Smith LONG JUMP - 1. WA Schritz 18’9, 2. HR Banas, 3. WA O’Brien 800 - 1. HR Sutphen 2:08, 2. HR Cudo, 3. WA Radzwilka 200 - 1. HR Gawlas 22.6, 2. WA O’Brien, 3. WA Peoples 3200 - 1. HR Ford 10:34, 2. HR Kabcinski, 3. HR Ambrulavage JAVELIN - 1. WA Smith 138’, 2. HR Martin, 3. WA Skursky 1600 RELAY - 1. WA (Peoples, Hale, Harding, Pardini) 3:46, 2. HR See WA, Page 47


The moment the ball left Serra Degnan’s bat, it looked like the game was going into extra innings. But Degnan’s two-out hit in the bottom of the seventh on Wednesday, April 4, against Dallas at the Atlas got up into the wind and carried and carried, driving Dallas center fielder Tanner Englehart to the base of the fence in left center where the ball ticked off her glove and fell to the ground, giving the Lady Warriors a bomb of a comeback 3-2 win and pushing their record to 3-0. The Warriors entered the bottom of the seventh behind, 2-0. Dallas pitcher Taylor Baker, who worked out of trouble in every inning but the seventh, got a strikeout to start the seventh and the Warriors were down to their last two outs with no base runners. Up next, lead off batter Nicole Turner walked. Emily Wolfgang singled to center, putting the tying runs on first and second. Lindsay Carrey hit a shot back to the circle. Baker got a glove on it but it rolled behind her. Back up tried to get the out at first but threw the ball away and Turner and Wolfgang scored to tie the game. Kate Coolbaugh ran for Carey at first. Kate Kross grounded to third, sending Coolbaugh to second with the potential winning run. That brought up Degnan who launched the game-winning drive with Coolbaugh touching home before the ball came down. Through the first six innings, it looked like the Warriors were going to waste a fine pitching job by Nicole Cumbo in her first start. Cumbo had a no-hitter through five innings with five strikeouts but was down, 1-0, after Dallas scored in the fifth on two Warrior errors. In the sixth, Dallas parlayed its only hit of the game, a triple to deep right by Comitz, into a second run on an infield out to lead, 2-0.

WA boys hold off Holy Redeemer





Hopkins named to All-State second team

Lady Patriots run past WVW

By Don McGlynn

The Patriots cruised to a 96-54 home victory led by Catherine Lombardo, who picked up two wins, claiming the 1600 and 800 on Tuesday April 3. 3200 RELAY - 1. PA (Bolton, K. Lombardo, Kuchta, C. Lombardo) 10:38; 2. WVW 110 HURDLES - 1. WVW Norris 15.4; 2. PA, Lanza; 3. WVW Narius TRIPLE JUMP - 1. WVW Norris 32; 2. PA Grambra; 3. PA Owens 100 - 1. PA Powers 13.4; 2. PA/ WVW Scialpi/Sott 13.8 1600 - 1. PA C. Lombardo 5:28; 2. PA Bolton; 3. WVW Plant SHOT PUT - 1. WVW Stanislow 32’7½”; 2. PA Shimkoski; 3.PA Barnak 400 - 1. PA Dworak 68.1; 2. PA Kuchta; 3. PA Ferek 400 RELAY - 1. PA (Bryan, Williams, Weinstok, Powers) 54.1 300 HURDLES - 1. PA Waleski 50.3; 2. WVW Narins; 3. PA Lanza POLE VAULT - 1. PA Horchos 7; 2. PA Briggs; 3. WVW Tooley DISCUS - 1. WVW Gadomski 76’10”; 2. PA White; 3. PA Talerico LONG JUMP - 1. PA Giambra; 2. WVW Tumarantz; 3, PA Waleski 800 - 1. PA C. Lombardo 2:27; 2. PA Bolton; 3. WVW Paddock 200 - 1. WVW Norris 28.2; 2. WVW Sott; 3. WVW Delevan 3200 - 1. WVW Plant 12:34; 2. WVW Mexicle; 3. PA C. Lombardo JAVELIN - 1. PA Talerico 95’5”; 2. PA Parent; 3. WVW Godomski 1600 RELAY - 1. PA (Bolton, Lanza, Dworak, C. Lombardo) 4:28; 2. WVW HIGH JUMP - 1. PA Owens 4’10”; 2. WVW Cain/Tamarantz

A Pennsylvania Sportswriters All-State second team selection in Class 3A topped off a year of achievements for Pittston Area High School girls basketball player Mia Hopkins. The junior scored her 1,000th career point, and also won the WVC Division I Player of the Year award this season. “I think this is probably the most exciting because it’s a state thing,” Hopkins said of being named to the team. “A lot of people get 1,000 points, a lot of people get player of the year, but All-State, that’s pretty big.” “I wasn’t sure I was going to get it this year, but it was pretty exciting news when I found out. My team was a big part of my success.” Hopkins is the granddaughter of former GAR head coach John Hopkins. Growing up in what she calls a basketball family, Hopkins was exposed to the game early and has been playing as far back as she can remember. “I think going to my grandpa’s games I just grew up around it, and I started to love and have a great passion for the game,” said Hopkins, the daughter of Sharon Hopkins. Hopkins said her grandfather helped her learn the game, and is still offering lessons today. “He still helps me, he knows the game really well,” said Hopkins. He comes to the games, and gives me a lot of pointers and things to help.” Hopkins’ combination of passion and knowledge of the game has had a positive impact on the Lady Patriots since her freshman year when she pulled down 29 rebounds in her first game. “She’s definitely been an impact player for the last three years,” said head coach Kathy Healey. “As far as this season, she brought the rest of our play-

Pittston Area's Mia Hopkins was named to the Pennsylvania Sportswriters All-State second team in Class 3A

ers up to her level of play.” Averaging 20.3 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, four steals and three blocks per game, Hopkins helped the Lady Patriots get off to a 12-0 start, and finish with an overall 17-7 record. The team made it to the District 2 playoffs, where it lost in the first round to Scranton Prep. “It didn’t define our season,” said Hopkins of the first-round loss. “I think we could have gone further than we did.” Healey credits Hopkins’ ability and leadership for one of the team’s best seasons in years and, with one year left in her high school career, Healy is optimistic to see what Hopkins will do during the 2012-13 season. “I’m expecting great things for her and our team. If she can keep bringing our team up with

her, we could have a phenomenal year,” said Healey. Hopkins is equally positive about next season, and while she’s happy with the individual accolades she has received, her goals for next year are team oriented. “We want to get the banner in the gym because no other team ever got it,” said Hopkins. “And just winning more games than ever this year, we did good this year, but we want more wins and get further in playoffs than we did.” Hopkins will spend the summer working out at camps and playing in leagues to help make sure that happens. After high school, she hopes to continue her basketball career in college at a division 1 or 2 school.


Josh Ortiz placed first in the 100 (11.2) and the 200 (23.2) to

lead Wyoming Valley West to an 89-61 victory against host Pittston Area. For Pittston Area, Ronnie D’Eliseo won the 300 hurdles and the 110 hurdles. 3200 RELAY - 1. WVW (Williams, Austin, Butkiewicz, Yuscavage) 9:06; 2. PA 110 HURDLES - 1. PA D’Eliseo 15.3; 2. WVW Kilheeney; 3. PA Cummings TRIPLE JUMP - 1. WVW Bunch 39’; 2. WVW Yashinski; 3. PA Aita 100 - 1. WVW Ortiz 11.2; WVW Yashinski; 3. PA Harth 1600 - 1. PA Connors 5:01; 2. WVW Yankonis; 3. WVW Endler SHOT PUT -1. WVW DiBuo 37’3 1½”; 2. PA Poli; 3. PA Musto 400 - 1. PA Harth 55.0; 2. PA John; 3. WVW Donovan 400 RELAY -1. WVW (Acosta, Yashinski, Lawrence, Ortiz) 46.2 300 HURDLES - 1. PA D’Eliseo 41.5; 2. WVW Kilheeney; 3. PA Cummings POLE VAULT - 1. PA Monteforte 11; 2. WVW Temarantz; 3. WVW Harbaugh DISCUS - 1. WVW DiBuo 126’3”; 2. PA Gallo; 3. PA Poli LONG JUMP - 1. WVW Yashinski 19.3; 2. WVW Bunch; 3. PA D’Eliseo 800 - 1. WVW Butkiewicz 2:10; 2. PA Shea; 3. WVW Yunkunis 200 - 1. WVW Ortiz 23.2; 2. PA Harth; 3. PA Naples 3200 - 1. WVW Williams 11:10; 2. PA Connors; 3. WVW Austin JAVELIN - 1. WVW Davidson 145’10”; 2. WVW Kilheeney; 3. PA Prescott 1600 RELAY - 1. WVW (Patrick, Donovan, Wren, Ortiz) 3:50; 2. PA HIGH JUMP - 1. PA Roman 5’6”; 2. PA Skalanka; 3. PA Aito. Pittston Area boys and girls will take on Crestwood at home on Tuesday, April 10.

Bob Duliba will be in Boston for 100th anniversary of park’s opening By Jack Smiles

Wyoming Area baseball assistant coach and former Major League pitcher Bob Duliba, will be traveling to Boston for the 100th anniversary of the Fenway Park's opening. PHOTO BY BILL TARUTIS

Tickets for the park opener were 25, 50 and 75 cents. City council members and state legislators attended and the mayor threw out the first pitch. Though the park was considered stateof-art for the day, its opening would have been even bigger news if not for what happened five days earlier - the sinking of the Titanic. The new park worked some magic for the Red Sox that year. They won that first game, 7-6, before 27,000 fans in 11 innings. Though not considered preseason favorites, the club went on to win 105 regular season games, the American League pennant and the World Series. The Red Sox team Duliba pitched for in 1965 wasn’t quite that hot. It lost 100 games. Duliba was traded to Boston from the California Angels that April but he wasn’t upset about the trade. “I felt down when I got traded from the Cardinals to the Angels. I didn’t feel as bad going to the Red Sox. I was getting closer to home.” The Red Sox assigned Duliba

to the minor leagues in Toronto. After getting in four games there and striking out eight in 10 innings, he was called up to the Red Sox in May. He wasn’t thrilled to be sent to Toronto but accepted it as part of the game. “If you are going to go to the big leagues you’ll go anywhere,” Duliba said. “When I went to Toronto, Dick Williams was the manager. That was about as good as I ever pitched in the minor leagues for that one month in Toronto.” Duliba made his debut in Boston on May 30, 1965, pitching 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief and setting up closer Dick Radatz, the winner in 11 innings. It was the first of 39 appearances for Duliba in 1965, his only season with the Red Sox, the last full season of his major league career and one of his best. He pitched 39 games with a 3.78 ERA, both fourth best on the team and well below the team ERA of 4.24. He finished 17 games, third best, and was the only Red Sox pitcher with a winning record at 4-2. He was

Bob Duliba 's 1965 Topps baseball card.

credited with one save. By today’s rules, he would have had three saves. Duliba said his most vivid memory of the season is not of pitching, but rather batting against legendary Hall of Fame knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm. It was one of only seven at-bats for Duliba that season and the only time he reached base.


Wyoming Area baseball assistant coach and former Major League pitcher Bob Duliba, 77, wasn’t surprised when he got mail with a Fenway Park return address. As a Boston Red Sox alumnus, having pitched one season there in 1965, it’s not unusual for Duliba to get mail from the Red Sox. But the letter he opened last month was different. Inside was an invitation to the 100th anniversary celebration of the 100th anniversary of the official opening of Fenway Park. The invitation includes travel expenses, accommodations for two nights and a game ticket paid for by the Red Sox. The Red Sox and the New York American League team, then nicknamed the Highlanders, played the first league game in Fenway on April 20, 1912. On Friday, April 20, 2012, following a large-scale pre-game ceremony, the Red Sox and the New York team, these days known as the Yankees, will play again, wearing 1912 throwback uniforms with the game starting at 3:05 p.m., the precise time of the first game in 1912. The day before that first game in 1912, workers put the finishing touches on the new park, including gold leaf numbers on the seats which, according to a newspaper account of the day, “are guaranteed to last indefinitely, retain their brilliance and give an air of richness to the seats.” The new park featured an electric bell system to start games and an electric scoreboard called “the most improved board made.” That scoreboard was replaced in the 1930s.

“I was in relief against the White Sox and I thought they were going to pinch hit for me, but they said ‘no, come on.’ Hoyt Wilhelm was pitching. The last thing I heard is ‘don’t swing and look stupid.’ I took four pitches and he walked me. I ended up at third base after a single and bunt and then he wild pitched me home. And I think it was the winning run or the goahead run.” Duliba’s memory is right on. The game was on August 13 in Fenway. Dulibas scored the winning run as he described in the bottom of the seventh and was the winning pitcher, pitching 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Duliba said pitching in Fenway was a unique challenge because of the left field wall, the famed Green Monster built in the 1930s. “Well, you gotta be tough on the mound to keep the ball away from that monster,” he said. “But I always had a good sinker, so I didn’t have much trouble. I don’t remember giving up too many home runs there, but I had some balls hit real hard that would have been out somewhere else but hit the wall.” He does remember one odd home run he gave up at Fenway to Gates Brown, an outfielder with Detroit. “It was a popup down the right field line near the Pesky Pole, which was only 300 feet. [Red Sox right fielder Tony] Conigliaro was coming, coming, coming. The ball hit his glove and bounced in for a home run.” Among Duliba’s teammates with the Red Sox was Hall of Famer Carl “Yaz” Yastrzemski, the most beloved Red Sox of all time. Asked if he got to know Yaz, Duliba said, “Oh yeah. He was great. One time we were in Cleveland and after a game, we took a limo to Toledo to a bar to meet a friend of his from Notre Dame.” Duliba will travel to Boston with his son, Andrew. He’s not sure exactly what the ceremony will entail, but he and his son are excited and honored to be part of it.


On the way to Fenway



Coughlin defeats Pittston Area By Derek Levarse

Josh Featherman pitched a complete-game 6-0 shutout over Pittston Area at Hilldale Park on Wednesday, April 4. After narrowly missing a perfect game last week against Crestwood, Featherman allowed just four hits on Wednesday and struck out 11. In 14 scoreless innings, Featherman has 18 strikeouts and zero walks to help the Crusaders (3-0) take an early lead in Division I East of the Wyoming Valley Conference. Both Coughlin coach Moe Rodzinak and Pittston Area coach Paul Zaffuto talked about maturity when discussing Featherman’s impact in 2012. “I expected him to mature as a senior, but he’s matured this much early,” Rodzinak said. “I never expected it this fast. He’s taken on the role of a leader. For a junior, he’s one of the leaders on the team. I’m really happy with him.” Primarily a reliever as a sophomore, Featherman got a spot start against Pittston Area last April at Hilldale, giving up five runs on eight hits while taking the loss. Zaffuto said he saw a noticeable difference facing Featherman on Wednesday and he made sure to let him know how impressed he was after the game. “Last year we were in your head and you were easily intimidated,” Zaffuto told him. “You were affected by our cheering and our nonsense. But you’ve matured a

lot. There were some college scouts here today and I’m going to talk to them and say I see a matured guy that really worked hard.” “Absolutely,” Featherman said of the change from last season. “I felt much stronger coming in this time. Baseball’s a big mind game. A lot of odds. You can hit the ball one time and then the next time up you strike out and look horrible. So definitely it’s just about working hard.” This time around, Zaffuto said, it was his hitters who were intimidated by Featherman, calling him “one of the better pitchers in the area.” The Crusaders fed off of their pitcher, who spread out the four singles he gave up. Three times he ended an inning with a strikeout with a runner on and a fourth time he got a double play to finish a frame. At the plate, Joe Parsnik continued a hot start of his own for Coughlin, finishing 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three RBI. The first double made it 2-0 in the fifth to give the Crusaders some breathing room. The second knocked in two more runs in the sixth to put the game away. Josh Razvillas had two hits of his own to lead the Patriots (2-1). Five of the six runs against pitchers Chuck Bressler and Michael Schwab were unearned. The Patriots defeated Naticoke 17-4 on Monday, April 2. Razvillas drove in four runs and Anthony Schwab (double) finished with three.

ABOVE: Pittston Area's Anthony Schwab takes a cut against a Coughlin pitch Wednesday afternoon. RIGHT: Pittston Area's Chuck Bressler delivers a pitch against Coughlin at Hilldale Park in Plains Township on Wednesday afternoon.


Pittston Area's Adam Romanowski plays third base against Dallas on Wednesday, April 4. He struck out seven in the Warriors victory over Wyoming Valley West on Monday, April 2.


Pittston Area shortstop Patrick McGinty fields a ground ball against Coughlin.

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where Romanowski was also a key contributor by filling in at third base for injured Jordan Zezza. Zezza, the Warrior’s starting third baseman, dislocated his elbow coming home in Wyoming Area’s 4-3 win over visiting Wyoming Valley West on Monday, April 2. Zezza is expected to be out for the next few weeks and Romanowski, who struck out seven in the


victory over Wyoming Valley West, filled in for him at third base during Wednesday’s game. “I think he did an outstanding job,” Andrewscavage ssaid of Romanowski’s performance at third base. Despite the tough defensive effort from the Warriors, a comeback never seemed out of Dallas’ reach, thanks to the play of their pitcher, Brian Stepniak. The junior only allowed five hits in his six innings on the mound. “I thought both pitchers left their guts on the field, and they pitched really well. Both pitchers pitched

good enough to win,” said Kashatus. The Warriors extended their lead in the bottom of the sixth. Chupka singled, and later scored on a wild pitch. “I’m just happy and proud of the kids with the way they played today. The last two games they showed that they can play,” said Andrewscavage. Eric Zawatski and Domenic Oliveri each singled for Dallas. With two wins under their belt, Wyoming Area will try to extend its streak to three when traveling to Berwick on Monday, April 9.


Radzwilka signs letter of intent Senior members of the Pittston Area baseball team are, from left, Brian Delaney, A.J. Mancini, Evan Hahn, Brandon Pernot, Tyler Loftus, Anthony Schwab, Chuck Bressler and Jonathan Aston. PHOTOS BY TONY CALLAIO

‘Meet the Patriots’ The “Meet the Patriots” baseball team banquet breakfast, sponsored by the Parents Association, was held on April 1 at the Woodlands Inn & Resort on Sunday, April 1. Team seniors were honored, while the players, coaches and families enjoyed a breakfast buffet. Coaches, along with players and Parents Association members, addressed the crowd.

Chuck Bressler receives his jacket from Brian Loftus, president of the Pittston Area Parents Association.

Sara Radzwilka,a senior at Wyoming Area, will continue her academic and athletic career at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. The university recently awarded the senior an academic and athletic scholarship. She signed The National Letter of Intent to become a member of the St. Joseph’s University’s women’s track and field and women’s cross country teams. Sara currently holds the Wyoming Area High School records in the 800 meter run, 400 meter dash, and as a mem-

Playoffs underway at Modern Lanes Modern Lanes

ABOVE: PA head coach Paul Zaffuto speaks about the enthusiasm of his team.

Standings Sleeping Dogs 32-10; Silver Bullets 26-16; Mingya Men 23 ½ - 18 ½ ; Mark’s Pro Shop 23-19; Squirrel’s 21 ½ - 20 ½ ; The Originals 21-21; Rodano’s Pizza 2022 High Scratch Games Mark Mancini 300, Tony Santey 276; Rich Keil 266 High Scratch Series Mark Mancini 793; Tony Santey 738; Rick Baldacci 716 Playoffs Mingya Men defeated Mark’s Pro Shop; Silver Bullets defeated Rodano’s Pizza; the Squir-

rel’s defeated the Originals in the first round of the playoffs. Modern Lanes

Standings Mark’s Pro Shop 44 ½ - 15 ½; R C Baldrica PA 39-21;Team 4 3822; Jack’s Amigos 33-27; Buccaneer’s 29-31; Turkey Season 20-40; The Coffee Table 8-52 High Scratch Game (man) John Martin 280 High Scratch Game (woman) Melissa Misiura 226 High Scratch Series (man) See PLAYOFFS , Page 50


RIGHT: PA baseball team made a dent in the breakfast buffet.

ber of the 4 x 800 relay team. She is the current District 2 champion in the 800 meter run and ran the 800 at the State Championships in Shippensburg as a junior. She also received two District 2 cross country medals. Present at the signing were, from left, first row, Maureen Radzwilka, Sara Radzwilka, Dr. Joseph Radzwilka. Second row, Frank Parra, Wyoming Area athletic director; Joe Pizano, Wyoming Area track and field head coach; Sean Radzwilka and David Ruggles, assistant track coach.



Blue Devil bats awaken in romp over Lakeland Old Forge smacks 23 hits in 16-6 victory By Rick Notari

Dispatch Correspondent

It wasn’t the top half of the inning they were looking for, but the bottom half more than made up for it as Old Forge scored seven runs in the first inning on its way to a 16-6, six-inning victory

Old Forge senior Anthony Trotta smacks a hit during the Blue Devils loss to Dunmore at Pagnotti Park.

over Lakeland in a Lackawanna League Division II game at Pagnotti Park on April 4. The Blue Devils fell behind early when starter Dave Chromey allowed four runs on four hits and two walks in the first inning as the Chiefs took a 4-0 lead. Old Forge responded with seven runs in its half of the inning as Derek Drasba and Anthony Trotta each smashed tworun doubles to give the Blue Devils a 7-4 lead. Lakeland responded with two more runs in the top of the second to get within one run, but Chromey settled in, holding the Chiefs to just two hits over the next four innings as he struck out eight in picking up the victory. Old Forge totaled 23 hits on the afternoon – including six doubles – while scoring nine runs over the final four innings. Chris Talipski paced the Blue Devils with four hits, giving him a .857 average on the young season. Talipski also drove in two

runs to up his total to five. Dave Argust, Ian Nemetz and Trotta all collected three hits for Old Forge (1-1), and Mascaro, Drasba, Matt Mancuso, Mike Vieira and Paul Papi adding two each. OF 5 Dunmore 6

Old Forge dominated Dunmore through the first five innings of play as Derek Drasba held the Bucks to just one run on two hits when the Blue Devils took a 5-1 lead on April 2. But Dunmore was able to get to the Old Forge junior with three runs in the sixth and first third of the seventh, before scoring two more off reliever Dave Chromey in the final two-thirds of the seventh to take a 6-5 win away from the Blue Devils in a LL Division II game at Pagnotti Park. The Blue Devils gave Drasba a 4-0 lead as Chris Talipski smacked two hits and drove in three runs in the first four innings. Drasba returned the favor by striking out eight in dominat-

Old Forge pitcher Derek Drasba releases the first pitch of the game for a strike against Dunmore at Pagnotti Park. PHOTO BY RICK NOTARI

ing fashion during the first four stanzas. Dunmore scored one in the fourth before Old Forge answered with one in the fifth to take a seemingly comfortable lead into the final two innings. Ian Nemetz added two hits for the Blue Devils and sophomore catcher Steve Mascaro chipped

in with an RBI triple. Dave Argust added a double for Old Forge (0-1). This week’s schedule

Tuesday, April 10 OF at Holy Cross Thursday, April 12 OF at Carbondale

Two tough losses start OF season Blue Devils manage just two runs total against Dunmore, Lakeland By Rick Notari


Dispatch Correspondent

As evening temperatures dipped into the 30s last week, the Old Forge bats froze up when the Blue Devils needed them most in hard-fought losses to both Dunmore and Lakeland. Old Forge left nine runners on base in a 4-1 loss to the Lady Chiefs in a Lackawanna League Division II game at the Miles Street Community Park in Old Forge on April 4. The Blue Devils took an early 1-0 lead as Lauren Carey bunted for a base hit to start the bottom of the

first, stole second and then scored on a double by Vicki Lee. Lakeland responded with three runs in the top of the second and added another in the fourth to take a 4-1 lead. Old Forge (0-2) had its chances, twice loading the bases in the fourth and sixth innings, only to be shut out by Lakeland pitcher Ally Steier. Carey, Lee and Taylor Nemetz collected two hits each for the Blue Devils, and Chelsea Cadwalder added the other Old Forge hit. Nemetz just missed on a seventh-inning home run when her blast to centerfield fell out of the reach of

the Lady Chiefs centerfielder and off the top of the wall. Kim Regan took the loss for the Blue Devils, scattering seven hits and five walks while striking out six. OF 1 Dunmore 3

Old Forge wasted a solid performance from junior pitcher Kim Regan as it managed just two hits in a 3-1 loss to Dunmore in a LL Division II game at the Miles Street Community Park on April 2. Regan allowed just two hits and three walks while striking out five and did not surrender an earned run

in seven innings of work while being charged with the loss. The Blue Devils managed just two hits themselves as Lady Bucks hurler Sarah Ross was equal to the task. Old Forge (0-1) took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second when Vicki Lee tripled and scored one batter later on Kelly Marhelski’s RBI groundout. The Blue Devils held that 1-0 lead until the top of the fifth when Dunmore scored two runs on two wild pitches after an error and two singles loaded the bags for the Lady Bucks.

Old Forge had a chance to tie or go ahead when it loaded the bases in the third after two walks and an error, but the Blue Devils were unable to come up with the big hit. Dunmore added an insurance run in the top of the seventh, and despite Rhyan Barnic’s leadoff double to start the bottom of the inning, Ross retired the next three batters. This week’s schedule

Tuesday, April 10 OF at Holy Cross Thursday, April 12 OF at Carbondale

Happy Easter, everyone! Let’s start it all off with the traditions of today. Many things have changed over the years. My Easter basket as a kid (45 years ago) always included a few molded chocolates from Gertrude Hawk’s. We sold them as fundraisers for years. They usually included a plane, a Volkswagen, an astronaut and, of course, a crucifix. We are now buying less candy for the Easter baskets and more goodies like computer games and clothing. One of my buddies at work decided against a basket and bought his son a new bike. I guess you could say that the meaning behind the tradition of Easter is simply God and family. It could come in the form of a ring of kielbasi or a spiral cut ham and, then again, a day spent without the stress of daily life would be fine as well. I choose to be with the people I love, eating the comfort food from memories past and just sitting around the kitchen table playing games. Eventually, the ham and kielbasi will be put back on the table and the eating will start all over. While some things have changed over the years, I choose to keep a little of my Easter tradition alive. May your day be filled with whatever makes you happy and may God bless you and your family. Trout fishing

Let’s talk trout fishing. The trout season and tradition go hand in hand. The opening day of the trout season for our area is next Saturday, April 14. More than 850,000 anglers have bought a license this year and many of them will grab family and friends to head to a local stream or lake.

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HIGH JUMP - 1. WA Schmitz 5’6, 2. HR Banas, 3. HR Wert GIRLS RESULTS

Mirra POLE VAULT - 1. WA Argenio 8’0, 2. WA Stackhouse, 3. WA Gregorio DISCUS - 1. HR Nicholas 72’9, 2. HR Desiderio, 3. HR Bell LONG JUMP - 1. HR Wignot 15’7, 2. WA Stackhouse, 3. WA Shiner 800 - 1. HR Cruz 2:20, 2. WA Radzwilka, 3. HR Mal. Kusakavitch 200 - 1. HR Mar. Kusakavitch

28.5, 2. Mel. Kuskavitch, 3. HR Ell 3200 - 1. HR Durako 11:40, 2. HR Gill, 3. Lagotski JAVELIN -- 1. HR Boich 114’, 2. WA Kazmeach, 3. HR Desiderio 1600 RELAY - 1. HR (Cruz, Kusakavitch, Kusakavitch, Ell) 42.5, 2. WA HIGH JUMP - 1. HR Wignot 4’8, 2. WA Hiedacavage, 3. W Stackhouse. .


Every year, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocks more than 3.2 million trout for anglers to cast. Many of those trout will be stocked in time for the 8 a.m. first cast next Saturday with the remainder being stocked throughout the season. I always enjoyed the opening day when it took place the week after Easter. My lunch included Easter eggs, ham sandwiches and, of course, molded chocolates.

itself. My brother and I were responsible for the worm bucket. We made sure it was always filled with worms of all sizes. Once that was done, we grabbed a $1 bag of salted shiners and bottle of salmon eggs and were ready to hit the stream. Fishing holes

This could be the part of the article where I try to give you fishing tips to help you catch the big ones. Well, guess again. I want you to go back to the basics. Grab a pitch fork and head to the garden. Be sure to take a coffee can along to hold the worms. Red worms are perhaps the best and cheapest bait you can use next weekend. I like fishing with them on a number 10 hook with a split shot and a swivel. Picking bait before the fishing trip was as traditional as the trip

Be sure to check out your favorite first day fishing hole before the opening day. Last year’s flood certainly played havoc with many of the streams. I helped the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stock the Mehoopany Creek in Wyoming County this week. It is hard to grasp the power of the water until you see the devastation first hand. The ball field at Forkston Corners doesn’t exist anymore. Many of the beautiful trout holes are now filled in and the farm fields have been claimed by rocks and other debris from the flood. I’m not too sure how the trout will react when most of the natural structures are gone. But

Wyoming Area. Emily Shemanski won the 110 and 300 hurdles for Wyoming Area. 3200 RELAY - 1. HR (Kusakavitch, Cruz, Ligotski, Vetowski) 11:51 110 HURDLES - 1. WA Shemanski 17.4, 2. HR Mirra, 3. HR Warnagaris TRIPLE JUMP -- 1. HR Wignot 31’10, 2. HR Slavoski, 3. HR Williams 100 - 1. HR Mar. Kusakavitch

13.0, 2. HR Mel. Kusakavitch, 3. HR Ell 1600 - 1. HR Durako 5:42, 2. HR Ligotski, 3. HR Gill SHOT PUT - 1. HR Boich 29’9, 2. HR Nicholas, 3. HR Hilinski 400 - 1. WA Radzwilka 66.3, 2. HR Mirra, 3. HR Pikol 400 RELAY - 1. HR (Kusakavitch, Kusakavitch, Kusakavitch, Wignot) 52.2; 300 HURDLES -1. WA Shemanski 50.9, 2. HR Boich, 3. HR

Fishing tips

nonetheless, the trout are in there waiting for an angler’s juicy worm or shiny spinner. Trout stocking

While most of the streams and lakes are already stocked with trout, a few will be stocked this week in anticipation of opening day. There is still time to follow one of the big white fleet as it makes its way to a stream for stocking. Check the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission web page at Just click on the word trout and look for the preseason stocking schedule. Carrying a bucket to the stream for stocking is a great way to get children interested in trout fishing. I hope you consider taking a youngster fishing next week. I grew up excited about the opening day and other weekend trout fishing. Good luck if you’re going out next Saturday.


The Royals swept seven events and won a total of 14 in a 112- 38 win on the road over

Turkeys are talking

Part of my spring ritual includes spending time with my turkey hunting buddy, Dale Butler, scouting turkeys. We spent last Sunday morning in Sullivan County, calling to turkeys and hiking a few of our favorite turkey hunting trails. We started our adventure at 5:30 a.m. and pulled into our listening spot in Sullivan County at 6:15 a.m. The morning started out misty, cold and breezy. We weren’t too sure that we would hear gobblers but the idea of our first scouting mission together was good enough for us. We waited until about 6:30 a.m. before making an owl call. Turkeys gobble to sound of an owl. I gladly jumped on the opportunity to make the first call of the season. I said a little hoot-hoot and another hooty-hoo and, lo and behold, the turkeys started gobbling. We left that spot after a few more gobbles and proceeded to the next listening post. Once again, a turkey responded to our calls. We managed to hear12 different gobblers that day, called in two hens and saw more than 20 deer on our travels. We are now convinced the turkeys are where we want them for the upcoming hunting season. That, folks, is a mission accomplished with a smile. There is still plenty of time to get out and scout turkeys. Be sure to watch Pennsylvania Outdoor Life tonight at 6:30 p.m. on WNEP-TV. We take you along on the trout stocking adventure on Mehoopany Creek. You won’t believe it until you see. Once again, Happy Easter and may God bless you and your family.


Traditions, trout and turkeys!


A/D Little League opening day Saturday Avoca/Dupont Little League will hold opening day ceremonies at noon on Saturday, April 14 at the upper Avoca Little League complex on Stanley M. Swanek Memorial Field. Teams will play a oneinning exhibition game. Player and team pictures will be taken during the day at the West Side Social Club by Montage Photography. A bake sale, raffle as refreshments will be available throughout the day. Donations for the bake sale and raffle are appreciated and volunteers are needed throughout the day to help work in the stand and at the bake sale and raffle. Teams this year are: TeeBall-American Legion Post 607, J&M Auto Body, Valley Meat & Deli, and GC Sweats; Coach Pitch-Craft Oil and P.A.C.C.; Minor BaseballAvoca Lions Club and Kniffen O’Malley Funeral Home; Major Baseball-Avoca VFW and Dupont VFW; Junior Baseball-Modern Gas; and Senior Baseball-Superior Plus and Casey Kassa. Pittston Area Baseball Boosters

The Pittston Area Baseball Booster Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April11at the Red Mill in Pittston. All parents of players in grades seven through 12 are encouraged to attend and participate. For more information, contact Brian at 457-3693.

nunas’, 133 N. Main St., Wilkes Barre. The public is invited to attend. Proceeds will benefit members of the Holy Redeemer baseball team. Country Line Softball League Meeting

The Country Line Girls Softball League will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April11at the Dupont Borough Building. Softball team coaches from ponyball to 17U are asked to attend. For more information, call 881.8744. Registrations are being accepted for the Stan Waleski Basketball Camp to be held at the St. Joseph’s Oblates gym in Laflin from July 7 to 27 for boys and girls in grades K through 8. The camp stress fundamentals, skills, competitions, team play and fun with all players receiving a camp t shirt and certificate. The camp features a discount for players registering prior to May 1. For camp information call Coach Waleski at 457 - 1206 or Coach LoBrutto at 654 - 8030. Interested players can e mail

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Meanwhile, the Warriors put runners on base in every inning, stranding five in scoring position in the first six innings. Coach Stephanie Griffin said if that’s a problem, it should get better. “We had some young players come up in key situations and they couldn’t get the hit, but that

Duryea Little League will hold opening day on April 14. Emanon Senior

Emanon Senior Golf League starts April 11, weather permitting. Dupont opening day

Dupont Softball/Teeball opening day is set for 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at the Dupont Lions Field, 200 Elm St., Dupont. Ceremonies will begin at 1 p.m. followed by 1 inning exhibition games throughout the day. Team pictures will also be taken throughout the day. Log onto for more info. Warrior Legacy

Avoca/Dupont Little League will hold opening day on April 14.

The Wyoming Area Football Alumni Association is collecting old Warrior football programs, Sunday Dispatch Goalpost editions and other printed memorabilia for posting on the internet. The Warrior Legacy Project can be viewed at With the exception of 1981 and 1985, all programs since 1980 have been posted. Programs and printed materials from 1966 to 1979 are needed. Pictures of cheerleaders and coaches are also being captured and will be posted at a later date. Anyone who has a 1981 or 1985 Warrior football program or programs printed from 1966 to 1979 is asked to contact Nick Perugini at Materials will be scanned and returned promptly to the owner.

will come.” Griffin hopes starting Cumbo, a sophomore, after junior Alex Holtz won the first two games, will pay off down the road. “I like that we have three pitchers. I hope to give the young pitchers some time, rather than wait until they are juniors or seniors.” The Warriors third pitcher, Erin Maloney, is a freshman. Griffin said the hit by Degnan, who stands 5-1, didn’t surprise her. “She’s got deceptive power.” Cumbo wound up with a one-

hitter with eight strikeouts. She struck out the side in the second, throwing mostly fastballs, but showed some stuff, twice whiffing batters looking with changeups that fell over the plate like slo-pitch arcs. The Warriors had four hits before the hits by Wolfgang and Degnan in the seventh, one each by Turner and Kross and two by Lexi Coolbaugh. The Lady Warriors (3-0) have a 1 ½-game lead in Division 1 West over Dallas, Tunkhannock and Berwick, all 1-1. They play at Berwick Monday.

Pittston Area football

The Pittston Area Football Booster Club will hold its annual Night at the Races on Saturday, April 14 at the Jenkins Township Hose Company. For more information, call Joe Valkos at 472-8806.

Holy Redeemer High School

The Holy Redeemer High School baseball team will host its Fifth Annual Friendship Night Fundraiser from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 13. at Se-

Duryea LL meeting today


OBITUARIES Frank L. Lewicki April 5, 2012 Frank L. Lewicki, 86, of Plains Township, passed away Thursday, April 5 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in the Hudson section of Plains Township, he was the son of the late John and Bertha (Borowski) Lewicki. Frank attended Plains Memorial High School and was an Army veteran of World War II serving with the 182nd Infantry Regiment, Company L, in the Pacific Theater. Frank was honored in September 2011 with the Bronze Star Medal from U.S. Senator Bob Casey for his service in the Philippines and Solomon Islands during World War II. He was employed as a Senior Lab Technician for Airco Labs of Union, N.J. Frank was the town fix-it handyman, loved to go to the Sunday polka dances in Dupont, go for long walks and was proud of his time spent at Airco Labs in New Jersey. He was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Church, Plains Township, and the Dupont V.F.W. Post 4909. Frank and his wife, the former Anne

Gemski, would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in June of 2012. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Chester, John and Stanley Lewicki, sisters, Anne Dalton, Josephine Smar, Mary Kozelski and Theresa Gallagher. Surviving, in addition to his wife, Anne, are his son Joseph Lewicki, Eureka, Montana; daughter Dianne Munkittrick and her husband, Mark, Santee, S.C.; grandchildren, Kyle Munkittrick, Queens, N.Y. and Hana Munkittrick, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; brother Leonard Olander and his wife, Rebecca, Plains Township, several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held Tuesday, April 10 at 9 a.m. from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc. 20 South Main Street, Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains Township. Interment with Military Honors will be held in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association , 71 North Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. Online condolences may be made at .

Anna Mae (Hogan) Mariani April 5, 2012 Anna Mae (Hogan) Mariani, 47, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012, in the Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit at Geisinger South WilkesBarre surrounded by

her loving family. Mrs. Mariani was born September 4, 1964, in Wilkes-Barre. She was the daughter of Joseph and Verna Yelland Hogan of Forty Fort. She was a graduate of West Side Vo-Tech and is a member of Forty Fort United Methodist Church. Anna Mae was employed at Lakeside Nursing Center for eight years as the business office manager. She enjoyed camping, golfing and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers with her husband Mark and daughter Brittney. She enjoyed family gatherings, her dog, Sheba, and cats Lucey and Luler and simply just relaxing. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Joseph and Marion Hogan, Thomas and Anna Yelland; godfather, Felix (Fox) Mascelli, Linda Yelland, aunt and cousin Michele Marie Langdon Ayus. Surviving, besides her parents, is her husband, Mark, of 21 years. They would have celebrated their 22nd anniversary on April 7, 2012. Also surviving are daughters, Amber Steele and her husband, Tom, California,

and Brittney, at home and soon-to-be grandson Noah Markus; siblings, Joseph and wife, Charline, Larksville; Mark and wife, Cheryl, Avoca; Dana and wife, Kim, Kingston; Hope Kalchko and husband, Kevin, Sweet Valley, and April Lewis and husband, Donny, Forty Fort. Anna Mae is the oldest of the six. She was leader of the pack. Also surviving are goddaughter, Kayea Hogan and godmother Anna Louise Mascelli, mother and father-in-law, Jack and Marlene Cacozza; Christine Mariani; several nieces and nephews and one greatniece, many aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service will be on Tuesday, April 10 at 10 a.m. at Forty Fort United Methodist Church, Wyoming and Yeager avenues, Forty Fort, with her pastor, the Rev. Donald A. Roberts Sr., officiating. The interment will in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kingston Township. Friends may call on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made on behalf of Anna Mae to Hospice Community Care or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Anna Mae’s family would like to thank Hospice Community Care Staff and InterMountain Medical Group, Shavertown and especially Dr. Krishnakant Patel.


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OBITUARIES Jane Territo April 1, 2012 Jane Territo, 83, formerly of West Wyoming, passed away on Sunday April 1, 2012 at the home of her daughter, Josephine, in Virginia Beach, Va. Born in Moscow, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Owen and Blanche Malone Davies. Jane was active in West Wyoming youth programs, Little League, Mini Football and Cub Scouts Pack 366, where as a Den Mother, she was on a committee that helped establish the God and Country Badge. She was also very active in the church. In West Wyoming, she was a committee member of the United Methodist Church at the 8th St. Chapel. In Tennessee she was a member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church where she participated in Disciple Study and the Emmaus walk. In Virginia Beach she was a member of the Courthouse Community United Methodist Church .She was also a long-time employee of the former Zayre Department Store in Wilkes-Barre and was loved by friends and neighbors and will be greatly missed by all. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Sr., in 1990; a son, Joseph Jr., in 2002; her sonin-law Herbert Rosengrant; brothers, Owen "Buddy" Davies, Jack

Davies, and sisters, Lois Nerozzi, Mary Jane Herbert and Candice Holmes. Surviving are her daughters, Joanne and her husband, Kenneth Weaver, Exeter, and Josephine Rosengrant, Virginia Beach, Va.; sons, Lorenzo Territo II, Exeter, and Marcus Territo, Kingston; brother, Thomas Davies, Acre Lake, Pa.; and sisters, Sandra and her husband, William Harper, Kingston, and Maxine Spault, Forty Fort; 10 grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren; four great-greatgrandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be on Tuesday April 10, 2012 at 2 p.m. from the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter with the Rev. Roger E. Griffith, pastor of the Trinity Presbyterian Church, Dallas presiding. Interment will be in Memorial Shrine Burial Park, Carverton. Relatives and friends may call on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations may be made to The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1233 York Ave., New York, N.Y. 10065 or to the Courthouse Community United Methodist Church, 2708 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Va. 23456. To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit .

Patriots defeat Mohawks By Tony Callaio

on the road at Crestwood on Thursday, April 12.

Pittston Area’s tennis schedule was a little light when a scheduled match against MMI Prep was rescheduled from Wednesday, April 4 to Thursday, April 19. The Patriots did face Meyers on April 2, taking the Mohawks down, 4-1. No.2 singles Tyler Woodruff and No.3 Jeremy Homcheck scored impressive victories, defeating their opponents in straight sets. The Patriots swept the doubles action with the No.1 team of Juraj Purshani/Tyler Briggs and No.2 Justin Coe/Taylor Roberts winning in straight sets. This week, the 2-3 Patriots will have another light week with GAR forfeiting a game scheduled for Tuesday, April 10. The team will be

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The Warriors had a tough week, taking two long road trips to Crestwood and Hazleton. Wyoming Area faced a tough Comet team at Crestwood on April 2 where the Warriors walked away with only one win coming from No.3 singles Billy Gray in a hardfought two-set match, 7-5 (7-5), 6-4. The Warriors lost the match, 4-1. The Warriors lost, 4-1, on April 4. No.2 doubles team of Nick Leon/ Tyler Manganiello pulled off a 6-1, 6-1 win. WA, now 3-3 on the season, will head to Dallas on Tuesday, April 10 and face Wyoming Valley West at Hamilton Park on Thursday, April 12.

Playoffs Continued from Page 45

Jason Stetina 795 High Scratch Series (woman)

Melissa Misiura 623 Lady Birds

Standings Seagulls 28-20; Tweety Birds 27-21; Blue Jays 25-23; Flamingos 23-25; Robins 2325; Parakeets 18-30

Leaders Tricia Surrilla 542; Lee Lawrence 532; Mary Kay Stetina 518; Therese Wrubel 517; Sandie Toole 509; Judy Krifka 472; Debi Kraskoski 467; Deanna Yonki 445; Maria Yonki 440; Cini Digennari 438


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Bronwen (Williams) Miglionico

Isaac R. "Ike" Miller

March 31, 2012

March 29, 2012

Bronwen (Williams) Miglionico, 77, of Hughestown passed away at home on Saturday, March 31, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Edwardsville, Bonnie was the daughter of the late Owen and Edith (Roberts) Williams, both originally from Wales. Bonnie attended Edwardsville High School and was a graduate of the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital School of Nursing. She was a retired nursing supervisor from Clarks Summit State Hospi-

tal and previously held positions at Lake Noxen Clinic and Retreat State Hospital. Bonnie was preceded in death by her loving husband of 32 years, Martin A. Miglionico; her brother Richard Williams; sister Edith Hapeman; brother David Williams; sister Winifred Giovino; brother Owen Williams, and sister Kay Williams. She is survived by her daughter, Kim Dunnigan; grandson Matthew Dunnigan and his wife Lori; son Jay Kaminski; grandchildren, Donna, Jolene and Jay Kaminski; stepson Corey Migionico and wife Karen; grandson Corey Miglionico; brother

Jack Williams; brother Ivor Williams; sister-in-law and dear friend Mary Ann Williams and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews. Bonnie was a devoted and loving grandmother, mother and friend, who enjoyed spending time with her family, crafting, traveling, antiquing, playing cards, and having a wonderful time at the casino. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 4, 2012 in the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston. Online condolences may be made at .

April 4, 2012 Jersey; and Tobyhanna Army Depot, where he worked as a Quality Control Engineer, Production Controller Supervisor and Program Coordinator. Jim’s favorite place to visit was Pittston Social Club and attending all his grandchildren’s events. He enjoyed deep-sea fishing and extensive traveling. He was preceded in death by sister Patricia Best Mazur and infant brother John Best He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Kathryn Morgan Best; daughters, Lara Best Chervenitski and husband Steve, West Pittston; Kelley Best, Wyoming; sister Mary Ann VanLuvender and husband Robert, Duryea; brothers Kenneth Best and wife Su-

san, Pittston; Terrance Best and wife Dorothea, Pittston; grandchildren, Austin, Hunter and Brooke Chervenitski; Kyle and Shane Emsley; brothers-in-law, John and Patricia Morgan, Robert and Carol Morgan, John Scalonge; cherished nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Monday, April 9 at 9 a.m. from the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Avenue, West Pittston, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Exeter, St. Barbara Parish. The Rev. Dan Schwebs will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday, April 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Exeter.

Lee Ann Murphy March 31, 2012

Lee Ann fought a courageous battle with cancer and never gave up. But on this day March 31, 2012, she entered the Lord’s Kingdom peacefully. She was a very caring person and had a heart of gold and touched everyone she new. She will be deeply missed by all who loved her. Lee Ann is survived by her beloved husband of 10 years, Mark Murphy; her sons, Michael John Mulvey, Duryea;

Charles G. Schifano

Mark Murphy, Glen Lyon; and her daughter, Natasha Murphy, Duryea. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Zoe, Tate and Kayleigh. A Memorial Service was held on Friday, April 6 in Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Online condolences may be made to .

Charles (Slugger) Schifano, 98, of Pittston, beloved father and grandfather, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in Pittston, on October 13, 1913, he was the son of the late Andrew and Bridget Alaimo Schifano. He attended Pittston Schools. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific, he returned to Pittston where he worked for Volpe Coal Company, Medico Industries and retired from Pagnotti Enterprises after a long career as a diesel mechanic. He was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish at St. Rocco’s Church, Pittston; a member of the Pittston Senior Citizens; a former member of the Montedoro Society and the Big Band Society. He was also an avid New York Yankees fan. He was preceded in death by

his wife, Susan Natalie Schifano in January 2001; brothers and sisters, Joseph Schifano I ; Victoria Schifano; Victoria Tirone; Patrina Schifano; Josephine Hyjek and Joseph Schifano Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Freeman, Pittston; Charlene King and her husband, Robert, Duryea; one granddaughter, Natalie Scarantino, Philadelphia; one sister, Kay Colozza, Fairless Hills, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, April 9, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Marello Parish at St. Rocco’s Church, Pittston. The family will receive friends and relatives in the church from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass on Monday. Interment will be in St. Rocco’s Cemetery, Pittston Township. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston. Online condolences may be made at .

John C. Kokinda April 5, 2012 John C. Kokinda , 44, of Dupont passed away Thursday morning, April 5, 2012, at his home.

Funeral services are pending from the Lokuta-Zawacki Funeral Home, Dupont.


Lee Ann Murphy, 53, of Duryea, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2012, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. She was born in Edwardsville, May 18, 1958, and was a daughter of Ann (Kachinski) Tonona and the late Leo Tonona.

In addition to his wife, surviving him are daughter, Cathy Miller, Wyoming; many nieces and nephews. A memorial service and interment with military honors was held Tuesday, April 3, 2012, in the Laurelwood Cemetery, Stroudsburg. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Baloga Funeral Home Inc., 1201 Main St., Pittston (Port Griffith). To send an online condolence, please visit .

April 1, 2012

James Joseph Best James Joseph Best, of Exeter, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012 in Wilkes Barre General Hospital. Born in Pittston, July 24, 1943, he was a son of the late Patrick James and Edna Soltysiak Best. He graduated from Pittston High School and attended King’s College. An U.S. Army veteran, James served in Seoul Korea during the Korean Conflict. He was a former member of St. John The Baptist Church, Exeter. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Garlett Corporation, Duryea; ITT Corporation, Clifton, New

Isaac R. "Ike" Miller died Thursday, March 29, 2012, in Highland Manor Nursing Home in Exeter. Ike was married to the former Beatrice Collier for the last 42 ½ years. Born in East Stroudsburg, on October 2, 1928, he was a son of the late Chester Miller Sr. and Mary (Neyhart) Miller. He grew up with numerous siblings. A U.S. Army veteran, Ike served in the Korean War. An avid fisherman, he enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family.




OBITUARIES Teresa Alice McDade

Jean E. Norman

March 29, 2012

April 3, 2012

Jean E. NorMatthew and Rose, Brian and man of Saint Cheryl, all of Pittston Twp. Simons Island, As much as she loved her chilGeorgia, dren, none were more loved than passed away at her 14 grandchildren and five Hospice of the great-grandchildren. She called Golden Isles, them all her “Sweethearts.” Her grandchildren are Jill, Brunswick, Ga. on Tuesday, Jenna, Jared and Jessica (de- April 3, 2012. She was 82. A native of Wilkes-Barre, ceased) Longoria; Patrick, MarMrs. Norman was born on Autin and Kelly Jordan; Eric, Matthew, Frank, Danielle, Brian, Mi- gust 1, 1929, to the late Frederick and Edith Pepperling. chael and Jason McDade. She is a graduate of GAR High Her four great-grandchildren are Joshua, Juan, Lilly and Ella. School, Wilkes-Barre. She enNana, her fifth grandchild, is on joyed attending many class reunions. Mrs. Norman worked at the way. Deemer’s, an office supply store, Alice also loved her dog, and as a cigarette girl at the Ster“Sweetie.” Our family would like to ex- ling Hotel in the 1940s. She also tend our heartfelt gratitude to the worked in the family fair and guests, aides, nurses and staff of carnival concessions businesses, Highland Manor, Exeter, who traveling throughout the Northshowed such loving kindness east to firemen’s carnivals and and care to our mom and nana. Only God can adequately repay you. We will be forever grateful to all of you. In keeping with Mom’s wishes, there are no calling hours. Sandra Lee Heuer, 49, of AshThe burial will be at the family’s ley passed away on March 30, discretion. To honor our beloved 2012 as a result of an automobile Mom and Nana, we will have a accident in Fairview Township. family gathering to “Celebrate She was received into the lovHer Life.” ing arms of her mother who welcomed her into Eternal Life. She was born March 15, 1963, in Leonard R. Perrins Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of Walter Remphrey and the late March 28, 2012 Eleanor Garrison Remphrey. A 1981 graduate of Wyoming Leonard R. Perrins, 64, of Co- children, Cory, Seth and Kayla; vington, died Wednesday, March brothers and sisters-in-law, Ar- Valley West High School, she at28, 2012, at Soldiers and Sailors thur and Donna Perrins Jr., of tended Luzerne County Community College and was emMemorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Dupont; Raymond and Ellie PerLeonard was born July 25, rins, of Thornhurst; Mark and ployed at Eastern Earth Boring 1947 in Duryea. He was a son of Joanne Perrins, of Dupont, and Serafin Limousine CompaAuthor and Elizabeth (Burnside) Owen and Chris Perrins of DuPerrins. He was the husband of pont, Nina Perrins of Jenkins; Anne "Susie" V. (Ozark) Perrins. sister and brother-in-law, RoselLeonard had been a mechanic la and Bill Smith of Pittston; sevfor the former T.R.L. Trucking eral nieces and nephews. George L. Marstell, 60, of Company. He also served for 35 He was preceded in death by a Wyoming, passed away on Sunyears for the Bureau of Forestry. grandson, Aaron Michael; and a day April 1, 2012 at the WilkesHe enjoyed hunting and fishing. Barre General Hospital. He was a National Guard veter- brother, Jerry Perrins. In keeping with Leonard’s Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was an, having served during the wishes , there will be no servic- the son of Ann Phillips Marstell Vietnam War. Leonard is survived by his es. Memorial contributions may and the late George Marstell. wife, Susie; three sons, Leonard be made to the funeral chapel to He was a graduate of Gate of Jr., of Duryea; Kenneth, of assist with expenses. Buckheit Heaven elementary school and Moosic; David Perrins, of Wells- Funeral Chapel and Crematory Dallas High School. boro; daughter, Lisa Perrins, of Inc., Mansfield, is assisting the George was the owner and Scranton; daughter-in-law, Amy family. www.buckheitfcandcreoperator of Marstell Oil Co., Perrins, of Moosic; three grand- . Teresa Alice McDade went to her home in Heaven, Thursday, March 29, 2012. We know this because Mom truly believed the scripture John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall never perish but have eternal life.” Teresa was the daughter of the late James and Frances Bimler Brewster. She was born October 8, 1926, in Mauch Chunk, Jim Thorpe, Pa. Teresa was raised in Wilkes-Barre, graduated from Meyers High School and Wilkes-Barre Business School. She lived in Pittston Twp. the last 50 years. Her siblings, whom she loved dearly, are Dot, Helene, James and Fay, all deceased; and Nancy O’Kane, of Burke, Virginia. Teresa has eight children, whom she always made feel like the most loved children on earth - Maureen and Jim Longoria, San Antonio, Texas; Judith and Martin (deceased) Jordan, Pittston Twp.; Donna and Joe Slakis, West Wyoming; Edward, Forty Fort; William, Keith (deceased),

county and state fairs. Later she worked with her husband in their business, F.C. Norman Manufacturing Inc. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Wilkes-Barre. Mrs. Norman moved in 1976 to Brunswick, Ga., and later to Saint Simons Island, Ga., where she enjoyed a wide circle of friends. She became an avid bridge player and enjoyed gardening and bingo. She attended church services at Lovely Lane Chapel at Epworthby-the-Sea. Mrs. Norman was predeceased by her husband, Francis C. Norman; her siblings Fred Pepperling, Marie Broderick, James Pepperling, Doris Wolfle, Ruth Wright, Elmer Pepperling, and Marion Paugh. Her survivors include her

daughter Dianne Woodie, Saint Simons Island, Ga.; son, David Norman, Waverly, Ga.; daughter Elizabeth Norman and her life partner, Mary Anna Hite, Pembroke, Ga.; grandchildren, Ed Bachstein, Duryea; Robin Johnstone, Blackwood, N.J.; one great-grandchild, Georgia, Blackwood, N.J.; brother Robert Pepperling, Ashley; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 21, at11a.m. in the Lovely Lane Chapel at Epworth-by-the-Sea, Saint Simons Island, Ga. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Epworth-by-the-Sea, P.O. Box 20407, St. Simons Island, GA 31522, or Hospice of the Golden Isles Inc., 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525, or a charity of your choice.

Sandra Lee Heuer March 30, 2012

ny. She loved crafting and was also employed at Michael’s Craft Store. She was a member of the Order of the Easter Star, Dallas. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her infant sister, Ellen. She was a kind and loving person who loved animals, especially her two dogs, Boo and Nikki. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Surviving are her husband, Richard Heuer; father, Walter Remphrey and his wife, Marie, Kingston; sisters, Donna Petroski and her husband, Wil-

liam, Wyoming, Joann Wynn, Ashley; niece and nephews, Jeffrey, Greg, David, Amy, William, Michael, Tanya, and Scott; several great-nieces and greatnephews. Private interment services were held in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Bear Creek. Memorial donations may be made to SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 East Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Condolences can be sent to the family at: .

George L. Marstell April 1, 2012

Wyoming. Surviving in addition to his mother Ann are his wife the former Jane Silvi and children: Maria, George IV, and Sean Marstell, all of Exeter; a brother Gerald and his wife Linda Marstell, Wyoming, and a sister Jane and her husband Frank Harvey, Tunkhannock. Also a niece Annmarie Harvey and nephews Gerald and

Jeffry Marstell. A Blessing service was held on Thursday, April 5 in St. Francis Cabrini Church, Carverton with the Rev. Vincent Dang, pastor officiating. Entombment will be in Mt. Olivet Mausoleum. To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, visit

Louise Elizabeth Graham March 31, 2012

her husband, Carl D. Graham; daughter Carole J. Graham; and brother, Robert Brown. Surviving are her daughter Betty Lou Mohr of Toledo, Ohio; grandchildren, Charmaine (Robert) Moscatelli of Pittston; Danielle Maconeghy of Old Forge; Heather (Paul) Podolka of Toledo, Ohio; Nicholas (Shelly) of Swanton, Ohio; 10 great-grandchildren; six great-great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service was held Saturday, April 7 at Kniffen O’Malley Funeral Home Inc., 728 Main St., Avoca. Memorial contributions may be made to the Living Memorial Fund, St. John’s Primitive Methodist Church, 316 Main St., Avoca, PA 18641, or the charity of your choice. To send Louise’s family words of comfort and friendship, please visit .

Thomas F. Pradel Jr., of Charles Street, Luzerne, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2012, in Hospice Community Care Unit, WilkesBarre. Born on January 27, 1947 in Pittston, he was a son of Annabelle Ruane Pradel and the late Thomas F. Pradel. Thomas graduated from Frankford American High School in Germany. He served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran. After working many years for Bridan American, he retired in 2009. Tom was preceded in death by his brother, Robert; and grandparents. Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Iva Wandall Pradel; sisters, MaryKaye and her husband, Scott; Debbie Powell and her husband, Edward; sister-in-law, Patricia Pradel; several nieces and nephews and one great-nephew. The family would like to thank Dr. David Greenwald and his staff at Medical Oncology for their

wonderful care and also the staff at Hospice Community Care. Private services with Military Honors will be held at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kingston Township. The interment will follow. If desired, memorial contributions can be made to Medical On-

cology Prescription Fund, 382 Pierce St., Kingston, or Hospice Community Care, 610 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704. Arrangements entrusted to the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort.

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Sophie Dreabit, 91, of Plains, entered into Eternal Light on Saturday March 31, 2012, in the Kindred Hospital, Wilkes-Barre. She and her late husband George Dreabit celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on July 28, 2004. She was born October 8, 1920, in Plains. Sophie was the daughter of the late Paul and Cunegunda Nidzielska Gosiewski. She attended Ss. Peter and Paul Parochial School, Plains and the Plains Public School System. She was a faithful member of Ss.Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Hudson Road, Plains. She did volunteer work at Ss. Peter and Paul’s school cafeteria. Sophie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers,: Frank and Stanley Gosiewski; her sisters, Lottie Westawski, Mary Stavish, and infant sister Josephine. Surviving are her sons, George and his wife, Ronnie, Wyoming; Robert and his wife Rose, Plains, and Paul and his wife JoAnne, Pittston; her grandchildren, Jason,

April 1, 2012


Louise Elizabeth Graham, 93, formerly of Avoca, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Ebeid Hospice, Sylvania, Ohio. Born in Moosic, on February10, 1919, she was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Brown) Hewitt. She was a graduate of Avoca High School and a life member of St. John’s Primitive Methodist Church, Avoca. Prior to retiring, she was employed by JC Penney and Tino’s Dress Factory, Avoca, where she was a seamstress. She was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. She cherished time with her family. She enjoyed sewing, doing crafts and her flowers. She was preceded in death by

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March 31, 2012

Blanche T. Deschak, 86, formerly of Edwardsville, passed away on Saturday, March 31 at Manor Care, Kingston. She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Edward L. Deschak; daughter, Sharon Hamersley; granddaughter, Sheri Hamersley; sisters, Nellie McAdara, May Snee, Catherine Casey and Peggy Dolla; brothers, James, John and George McAdara. Surviving are daughters, Pa-

tricia Golden and her husband Robert, Edwardsville; Barbara Zera and her husband Edward, Exeter; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 3 from the Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson St., Larksville. Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Ignatius of Loyola Church. Interment at a later date is in St. Hedwig’s Cemetery, Pringle.

Olive Rita Mancuso April 1, 2012

Olive Rita Mancuso, age 89, of Old Forge, passed away Sunday, April 1. She is survived by four children, her daughter, Susan Ann Festa and husband Louis, and her three sons, Joseph Mancuso, Jr., and wife Cathy and Louis Mancuso, all of Old Forge, and Paul Mancuso and wife Linda of Thornhurst; eight grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; and many niec-

es and nephews. A son, Michael Mancuso; and 17 siblings also preceded her in death. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, April 3 in St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Prince of Peace Parish, Old Forge. Arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge.

Elizabeth Holmes April 1, 2012


Ann Elaine Walsh Middleton

Elizabeth Holmes, of Mount Zion, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. She was born October 29, 1939, a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Burnside Collins. She attended Taylor schools. She was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church. She was a former member of the church choir and Sunday School teacher. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the Greater Pittston garment industry for over 40 years. She was a homemaker, loved to cook and eat all of her home-cooked meals. Elizabeth was a connoisseur of movies and enjoyed watch-

ing television with her grandchildren, whom she adored. She was a caring, loving and compassionate to all her family and friends who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Holmes, in 2004, and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by son Rick H. Holmes and his wife, Debbie, Mount Zion; brothers, Leonard Collins and his wife, Doreen, Harding; Ken Collins and his wife, Isabel, Pittston Township; sisters, Martha Azarovich, Pittston; Isabel Landmesser, Pittston; two granddaughters, including Sherry Fairchild and her husband, Eric, West Pittston; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, April 4 at the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Avenue, West Pittston.

April 2, 2012 Ann Elaine Walsh Middleton, 74, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, April 2, 2012 at her home. Born on October 8, 1937 in Pittston, Ann was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Armitage) Walsh. Ann was raised in Pittston and was a graduate of the former Pittston Township High School, Class of 1955. Following high school, Ann went on to further her education at Misericordia University, Dallas, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 1959. Ann taught at Gate of Heaven Grade School, Dallas; Saint Rocco’s Grade School, Pittston; and Saint Aloysius Grade School, Wilkes-Barre, from where she retired. After her retirement as a

full-time educator, Ann worked as a part-time substitute teacher for Hanover Area School District. Ann was a member of Saint Robert Bellarmine Parish, Saint Aloysius Church, Wilkes-Barre, where she held membership with the parish’s Altar and Rosary Society. Additionally, Ann was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Wilkes-Barre. In addition to her parents, Ann was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Donald R. Middleton; her infant daughter, Mary Rose Middleton; her sister, Mary Rose; two infant sisters; and her grandparents. Ann is survived by her children, Paul Middleton, of Wyoming; Matthew Middleton, of Connecticut; Molly Hoffman, of Wilkes-Barre; Raymond Middleton, of Wilkes-Barre; Charles Middleton, of Hanover Town-

William J. James April 1, 2012 William J. James, 68, of Harding, passed away on Sunday April 1, 2012 at the Geisinger Medical Center,

Danville. Born in Larksville, he was the son of the late Gordon and Helen Fisher James. He was a member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer, Harding, Corpus Christi Parish, and a graduate of Kingston High School and Luzerne County Community College, where he earned a degree in engineering. Mr. James was a U.S. Vietnam veteran, serving with the Coast Guard. While living in Forty Fort, Bill was an active member of the Forty Fort Flyers Football Organization, serving as president for several years, and was also a member of the borough council. After moving to Harding, Bill served on the township zoning board. Throughout his life, Bill was an avid horseman, racing, breeding and retiring race horses to good homes. In addition, he belonged to the United States Trotting Association. Surviving are his wife, the former Kathleen Charney, and children, Billy James, Harding;

Heather James and her husband, Ande Gonzalez, Harrisburg; Kelli James and her fiancé, John Jones, Exeter; Mollie and her husband, Michael Evans, Hughestown; Krissy James, Exeter; niece Amy Novak, Exeter; brothers, Charles James, Dallas; Joseph and his wife, Janie James, Harveys Lake; grandchildren, Nico James and Tyler James Sciandra, along with many other nieces and nephews. Military funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 4 from the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, with a Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Holy Redeemer, Harding, (Corpus Christi Parish), with the Rev. James Alco as celebrant. Interment was in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Cedar Street, Exeter. To continue Bill’s work with and love of horses, in lieu of flowers please send donations to: Marley’s Mission, 188 Shaffer Road, Lake Ariel, PA 18459, a non-profit organization providing equinebased therapy to children who have experienced trauma. To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence please visit .

ship; Donald Middleton, of Plymouth; her step-daughter, Linda Davison, of Wilkes-Barre; her children’s spouses; her brother, Ray Walsh, of Pittston; her 12 grandchildren; her one greatgrandchild; nieces and nephews. The funeral was conducted on Holy Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. from Jacobs Funeral Service, 47 Old River Road, Wilkes-Barre, followed by the Liturgy of the Word which will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Saint Robert Bellarmine Parish, Saint Aloysius Church, 143 West Division Street, Wilkes-Barre. To send the family an online message of condolence, please visit . In lieu of floral tributes, memorial contributions may be made in Ann’s memory to the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 East Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. In Loving M em ory O f

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Contingencies in Business Settings. He was a trainee at the National Institute of Mental Health in a joint pro-gram of social research and psychology at UNC Chapel Hill. He also served as an assistant professor in the sociology department of the University of Florida at Coral Gables, research assistant professor in the division of sociology, department of psychiatry, at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, and from 1969 until 1974, he was an associate professor in the Fredonia State University College sociology department. He served as a full professor from 1974 until his retirement in January 2000. The list of his special awards, publications, scholarly papers and other academic and professional activities runs to more than six typed pages. In June 1988, Dr. Dommermuth was appointed Chautauqua County Mental Health Commissioner by Chautauqua County Executive John A. Glenzer, a position he held until December 1995. At the time of his appointment, he was serving on the advisory board of the

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Chautauqua County Home, was a member of the Community Services Board and chairman of its Mental Health Subcommittee. Dr. Dommermuth was active with the Salvation Army, serving as a board member and volunteer bell ringer. He also belonged to the NAACP and had participated in marches during the 1960s. Dr. Dommermuth enjoyed traveling and meeting new people. This led to the many friendships he created around the world. He enjoyed fishing, including trips to Alaska with close friends. A lover of jazz, he took several Jazz Cruises, and also enjoyed watching hockey and foot-ball with friends. Surviving are his extended group of close friends who became his family; and his former wife, Linda, of Vald, Ga. A celebration of life memorial gathering led by Gail Wolfe will take place Saturday, May 19, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the First Ward Falcon Club. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army; or a mission of your choice. Arrangements are by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Mary Lou Angeli, 68, Old Forge, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Montefiore. Born in Taylor, daughter of Verna Diakun, of Taylor, she was a graduate of Taylor High School. Mary Lou was employed in the past by Dun & Bradstreet, and later, by the JC Penney Call Center. Surviving are her husband, John Angeli; daughter, Krista Palma; two grandchildren, Do-

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Rita Marie Covey, 80, of Duryea passed away on Thursday, March 29 at Highland Manor, Exeter. Born in Duryea, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Pauline Chromey Humenansky. Prior to her retirement she was employed by the former Owens-Illinois and Topps Chewing Gum. She was preceded in death by her sister Mary Wojsnarowicz. Surviving are her son Peter and wife Jane of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter Paula of Baltimore, Md.; grandchildren,

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years. She was a former member of the Irem Women’s Auxiliary. Preceding her in death was her husband, Russell, in 1998. Surviving are her nephew Biagio Manganiello and his wife, Lillian, West Pittston; a brother, Calvin Miller, West Pittston, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Tuesday April 3, 2012 at 10 a.m. from the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, with the Rev. Josh Masland, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, West Pittston, officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. View Burial Park, Harding. To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit .

Robert and Andrew; great grandchild, Olivia; a sister, Ann Fahey and her husband Joseph of Duryea; as well as nieces and nephews. Private Funeral Services and Interment will be held at the convience of the family. Arrangements are by Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc. 204 Main St., Duryea.

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March 31, 2012 Charlotte Elias, 93, of West Pittston, passed away on Saturday morning, March 31, 2012, at the Highland Manor Nursing Home, Exeter. Born in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Jennie Williams Newton. She was a graduate of Pittston High School and a member of the United Methodist Church of Pittston, where she had also taught Sunday school classes for almost 30 years. Charlotte and her late husband, Russell, also served on the Board of Trustees for their church. Prior to her retirement, Charlotte worked as a bookkeeper for J.C. Penney Co., for 44

minick and Angelina Palma; brother, Michael Diakun; sisterin-law, Ann Marie Lawless; nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Saturday, April 7 in the Victor M. Ferri Funeral Home, 522 Fallon St., Old Forge, with Liturgy of the Word at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church. Interment was at Old Forge Cemetery. Online condolences maybe left at .


Dr. Paul R. Dommermuth, 76, of Dunkirk, New York, formerly of Duryea, Pa. professor emeritus of sociology at SUNY Fredonia, died November 18, 2011, following a brief illness. He was born Dec. 18, 1935, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the adopted son of the late Bertha Dommermuth. Paul, along with his mother and aunt Ruth Shippey, both of whom were missionaries, escaped from his birthplace during the Italian invasion which began in 1936. He was then brought to Avoca, Pa., where his mother and aunt Ruth established the Full Gospel Church. Paul attended grade school and high school in Duryea and was a member of the Duryea High School graduating class of 1953. Dr. Dommermuth received his Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and psychology from Houghton College in 1958, followed by his Master of Arts degrees in sociology from the University of Rochester and Rutgers University. His Ph.D. was earned at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1968 with a dissertation on Retail Pharmacy: Professional

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Hometown Heroes Memorial The Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce

announces a fundraising campaign to construct a memorial to honor the ultimate sacrifice made for our country by the following servicemen/law enforcement officers:

Lieutenant Colonel Richard Berrettini

1st Lieutenant Jeffery DePrimo

Captain T.J. Hromisin

Critically wounded in the Iraq conflic

Army Specialist Dale Kridlo

PA State Trooper Joshua Miller

Police Officer Rodney F. Pocceschi

Memorial blocks or bricks are available with inscription of your choice: 12” x 12” block

Up to 6 lines of lettering, 12 letters per line including spaces 1¼ inch letters




4” x 8” brick

Up to 3 lines of lettering, 12 letters per line including spaces ¾ inch letters




To make a monetar y donation or purchase a memorial block or brick, please send the form below with your check to: Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Bo 704, Pittston, PA 18640 Make payment to: GPCC Hometown Heroes Memorial

We thank the following donors for their monetar y and in-kind donations:

Anonymous Donor • Atlas Realty, Inc. • Coon Industries, Inc. • Cooper’s Seafood on the Waterfront • Dupont Monument Shop • Jennifer Robinson of SEVEN Design Joseph Makarewicz of Everest Business Services LLC • Mark Kowalczyk of Marks’ Landscaping • Nick & Ann Marie Piccini Surveying • Sunday Dispatch • The Banana Hammocks Band Albert J. Kridlo • Alberta Kridlo • Anthony J. Ciliberto, Jr. • Carmen Sciandra • Catherine and Sandy Gubbiotti • Christian & Kerry Girman • Dale Kridlo’s Daughters • Deborah & Bernard Rachilla Eric and Ann McCabe • Girard J. Mecadon, Esq. • Highway Federal Credit Union • Hon. Fred Pierantoni • Jay & Dorothy Delaney • Jeanne Rowker• John & Margaret Brozzoski Joseph & Ann DeLucca • Joseph D. Angelella • Joseph Dessoye, Esq. • Joyce Flynn • Kenneth J. Musto • Marie Limongelli • Moose Lodge 1207 • Mr. and Mrs. John J. Chisdock Our Lady of the Eucharist • Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home • Peter M. Butera • Pittston Lithuanian Club • Robert Volvonas • The Law Firm of Skibitsky and Molino • The Terrana Family Tom & Kim Wysokinski • Vincent Waszczak

Hometown Heroes Memorial

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Inside School menus ....................2 Birthdays............................3 Bunny visits.......................4 Classified......................8-14


Mr. And Mrs. Colby Christopher Ozgo

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Crager

United in marriage

Carlene Kratz is bride

Catrina Alicia Lispi and Colby Christopher Ozgo were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony performed by Magisterial District Judge Diana Malast on February 24, 2012. The bride is the daughter of Albert and Kathleen Lispi of Plains Twp. and the granddaughter of Kathleen Wysocki, Plains; the late Charles Wysocki and Gela Lispi, Plains and the late Albert Lispi. She chose her sister, Gina Elizabeth, as her maid of honor. The groom is the son of Clarence and Julia Ozgo, Plains; and the late Ruth W. and Lester Williams. He chose Daniel Pfeffer as his best man. Mr. Ozgo is employed by Plains Twp. as a firefighter. Mrs. Ozgo is currently a student at Luzerne County Community College. A dinner celebration was held at Café Italia. The couple resides in Plains Township.

Carlene Kratz married her best friend Mark Crager on July 1, 2011 at St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre. Monsignor Joseph Rauscher served as officiate. Mrs. Crager is the daughter of Carl and Arlene Kratz, of Exeter. She is the granddaughter of the late Mercur and Helen Drew, of Pittston and the late Carl and Marie Kratz, of Wilkes-Barre. She is a 1997 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Lock Haven University and a Master of Science degree from Florida State University. She is currently employed by Enterprise in Hattisburg, MS as a Branch Manager. Mr. Crager is the son of Gary and Sherry Crager, of Stateline, MS. He is the grandson of Ethel and the late Clifford Dees and the late Elmer and Elizabeth Crager. He is a 1994 graduate of Fruitdale High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Science degree from Mississippi University. He is currently employed at Southern Mississippi University as Associate Director of Recreational Sports. Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose her friend, Katie P. Desiderio, as her matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Ashley Andrews, Kerry Smiley, Rachel Hannock, Cenecia Leflore all friends of the bride; and Kayla Crager, niece of the groom. Isabella Desiderio served as flower girl. Tara Desiderio served as greeter. The groom chose his friend, Grady Sheffield, as his best man. Groomsmen were Drew Kratz, brother of the bride; Adam Germek, Ryan Green, Darrel Hargraves and Matt Sebring, all friends of the groom. Chase Crager, nephew of the groom, served as ring bearer. Scriptural readings were given by Greg Crager, brother of the groom; Drew Kratz, brother of the bride; and Joseph and Frances Lisewski, godparents of the bride. A cocktail hour and reception were held at Oyster’s at Genetti’s following the ceremony. The couple honeymooned in Jamaica. The bride was honored at a bridal shower given by her mother at her home. A couple’s shower was given by the mother of the groom in Stateline, MS. A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents are Rondono’s. The couple currently resides in Hattisburg, MS with their two dogs, Duce and Hercules.

Alexandra Celia Kokura

To wed in July Announcement is made of the engagement and upcoming wedding of Alexandra Celia Kokura and Nicholas Frank Kravitz, both of Dupont. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mrs. Madelyn Kokura, Dupont, and the late Thomas P. Kokura. She is the granddaughter of the late Joseph and Ceil Shandra, Martha Kokura, Nesquehoning; and the late John Kokura. The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Kravitz, Pittston. He is the grandson of Regina Marriggi, Pittston, the late Frank Marriggi and the late Joseph and Mary Kravitz. Miss Kokura is a 2000 graduate of Scranton Preparatory School and a 2004 graduate of Lehigh University. She is also a 2009 graduate of Widener University School of Law and a former law clerk to Lackawanna County President Judge Thomas J. Munley. She currently serves as an attorney with Lackawanna County Family Court. Mr. Kravitz is a 2004 graduate of The University of Scranton, a 2007 cum laude graduate of the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law and is an attorney with Myers, Brier and Kelly, LLP, Scranton. An engagement party honoring the couple was graciously hosted by Jerry and Linda Mancinelli of Dallas in last August at the Westmoreland Club, Wilkes-Barre. The couple is set to marry at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 7 in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.

Gala and auction benefits Family Service Association Robert Collins and Amiee Marie Tressa

Engaged to wed Amiee Marie Tressa and Robert Michael Collins, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Raynee Roxby and Ray Jopling, of Inkerman. She is the and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Roxby Jr., of Inkerman and great-granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Roxby Sr., of Inkerman. She is also the great-granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Lowes, of Soo Saulte Marie, Michigan. The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Collins, Pittston. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Collins, Pittston and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Collins, of Pittston. Miss Tressa is a 2003 graduate of Pittston Area Senior High School and attended Allied Medical Tech School in 2007 with a degree in Pharmacy. She is currently employed as a pharmacy technician for Wal-Mart. Mr. Collins is a 2002 graduate from Seton Catholic High and also attended Penn State University. He is currently employed at the Taxidermy Studio. A wedding is planned for October 2012.

Family Service Association of Wyoming Valley (FSAWV) will hold its10th annual gala and auction from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at the Westmoreland Club, Wilkes-Barre. This year’s event, which is open to the public, will feature music by Group Du Jour and those attending will have the opportunity of bidding at both a silent and live auction on various items, including trips, sporting events, sports memorabilia, jewelry and restaurant gift certificates. Auctioneer for the live portion of the auction festivities for the evening will be Rabbi Larry Kaplan, spiritual leader of Temple Israel in Wilkes-Barre. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the programs and services that FSA provides such as Help Line, the Professional Family Counseling Program, Family Group Decision Making, High Risk Youth Reentry, and Family Reunification Program, Finding Families and the new Making Changes Program.

Kym Weed and Dr. Steven Buzinski

May wedding planned

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For more information, call contact Family Service Association at 823-5144, ext. 309 or email fsawv.ruthkemmerer

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Buzinski, West Pittston, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Dr. Steven Buzinski, to Kym Weed, daughter of Dr. Michael and Susan Weed, Landisville, PA. The prospective groom is the grandson of Rita Buzinski, Pittston; Pauline DeOrio, West Pittston; and the late Walter Buzinski and Balty DeOrio. He is a graduate of Wyoming Area High School and a magna cum laude graduate of Lebanon Valley College. He earned his doctorate in social psychology from the University of Maryland and is a post-doctoral teaching fellow at Lebanon Valley College. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Hempfield High School and a summa cum laude graduate of Lebanon Valley College. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Maryland and is now pursuing her doctorate in English at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The couple will be wed on May 12, 2012 in Stone Harbor, NJ.












8th grade panoramic picture to be taken on Thursday Middle school

The Pittston Area School District will be closed through Monday, April 9. Schools will reopen on Tuesday, April 10. April Act 80 Day Friday, April 20, is an Act 80 Day. Students of Pittston Area’s Martin L. Mattei Middle School will be dismissed at 1:00pm. PSSA Writing The PSSA Writing Assessments will be given to all 8th grade students on Monday, April 16, through Wednesday, April18. PSSA Science The PSSA Science Assessments will be given to all 8th rade students on Monday, April 23 through Thursday, April 26. 6th Grade Physicals The district doctor will be at the school on April 11 to complete 6th grade physicals. 7th Grade Field Trip 7th Grade Reading classes are organizing a field trip on Friday, April 13, to Cinemark to see "Clash of Titans". Money was due this past Friday. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Martin. Panoramic Picture The 8th grade panoramic picture will be held on Thursday, April 12.You can order your picture today at, or by turning your paperwork into the photographer on the day of the picture. Don’t forget to wear your school colors, class T-shirts, or make it a dress up day.

Students in Mrs. Boylan's first-grade class at the Pittston Area Primary Center are, from left, first row, Malachai Daleo, Michael Moscatelli, Karl Polt, John Sudol, Anthony Policare, Megan Simkonis, Maura Kosek, Sky Grella, Madison Lockard. Second row, Rvelyn Pourmonoir, Anthony Bojnowski, Abigail Backes, Madison Wylie, Jacob Hull, Emily Williams, Nadia Costagliola, Matthew Grochal, Timothy Slezak, Abbey Gai. Third row, Mrs. Boylan, Michael O'Malley, Jagger Shearer, Faith Williams Lilly Hendry, Connor Carey, Jaidin Morgans, Alex Law, Jadin Fowler.

Intermediate Center

In observance of the Easter Holiday, there will be no school on Monday April 9. Talent Show Talent show tryouts are scheduled for Thursday, April 12. Auditions will begin at 3 p.m. All rides must be at the school by 4 p.m. no exceptions. All mandatory practices will be after school on Thursdays. Transportation will not be provided. Parents with questions can contact Mrs. Noon at More details to follow. Spelling Bee The Young Author’s Club will be holding its annual spelling bee on Thursday, May 3 in the Middle School cafeteria at 3:30 p.m., parents are welcomed. The first round (students only) will be held on the following dates: 3rd grade – Tues. April 24, 4th grade – Wed. April 25, 5th grade – Thurs. April 26. each round will take place at 9:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. Science Fair Proposals are due on April 11. Applications are being accepted daily in the office. Science fair display boards are available for purchase daily in the lobby for $4. Important Dates Science Fair – Mon. April 30 and Tues. May 1 Spelling Bee – Thurs. May 3 Talent Show – Thurs. May 10 Spring Band Concert – Thurs. May 17 Knoebel’s – Tues. May 29 – 3rd grade, Wed. May 30 – 4th grade, Thurs. May 31 – 5th grade. Biz Town – 5th grade – Mon. June 4 and Tues. June 5.

Students in Mrs. Pugliese's first-grade class at the Pittston Area Primary Center are, from left, first row, Nina Balchune, Marisa Christ, Keshaun Moran, Abigail Domoracki, Katie Wywoda, Edward Rosiak, Seth Hunt, Kyle Pietrzak, Gavin Pitta. Second row: Amber Barrios, Ciera Barlow, Lauren Brown, Abigail Cruthers, Jadyn Adametz, Logan Bryan, Jonathan Gaydos, Matthew Morgan, Kyle Breymeier. Third row: Jacob Burnett, Jamie Rezykowski, Ryan Shannon, Victoria Zaledonis, Kaylee Crossley, Olivia DeSena, Logan Tomsak, James Spindler, Riley Evans.

Primary Center students learn ‘What’s Special about March?’ Students at the Pittston Area Primary Center recently participated in a “What’s Spe- month of March. All Primary Center students will have the opportunity to perform in cial About March?” assembly. Mrs. Boylan’s and Mrs. Pugliese’s first-grade classes one assembly during the school year. performed poems and songs to highlight special happenings that occur during the

Kindergarten Center

Gertrude Hawk The PTO Gertrude Hawk Spring fundraiser is complete. The top seller for the Kindergarten Center was Isabella Marriggi, room102 - $50 Toy’s R Us gift card. The second prizewinner was Bianka Parker, room 107 $35 Toys R Us gift card. The third prizewinner was Randy Greenfield, room 107 - $20 Toys R. Us gift card. The random drawing winner of $50 WalMart gift card, donated by Gertrude Hawk was Alyvia Doran, room 104. The PTO tanks everyone who participated. Dress Code Revision The school board passed a motion to allow students to begin wearing shorts on April 1 instead of May 1 this year. Kindergarten registration

Kindergarten Registration for the 2012-13 school year will be Monday, May 21 through Thursday May 24. Details will be announced. Parent Identification Parents/guardians must present identification whenever students are released from school and are asked to have this information ready when entering the office. Parents are reminded to review school bus safety rules with their child. All children must remain seated until the bus stops. Healthy Snacks Birthday and holiday treats should be healthy and nutritious. A list of ideas for healthier classroom celebrations was sent home. The school food service can provide safe and portion controlled food items for a rea-

sonable cost. Contact Sue Rudalavage, Food Service Director at 654-7770. Box tops General Mills Box tops for Education logos for 2011-2012 are being collected at the school. Parents are asked to cut the box tops and place in bundles of 50 before sending them to their child’s teacher. Senior interviews

Gabrielle Ziegler was born on October 26, 1992 and resides in Pittston with her mother, Josephine. Some of Gabby’s favorites include teachers Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Caprari, Mrs. Miller, and Mrs. Plis, and the Twilight movies. Gabby is usually seen hanging out with best friends Ashley, Chantel, and Briana, and she counts her prom junior year as

her greatest high school memory. After high school, Gabby plans on attending LCCC to study the social sciences. Born April 8, 1994 to Sue and Jim Horchos, Sam Horchos currently resides in Pittston. Sam’s favorite teachers are Ms. Conlon and Mr. Pesotini, and she enjoyed participating in cheer, track, and many other clubs. Sam usually hangs out with Becky, Mikey, Stephy, and Rand, and she plans to pursue a career in education after graduation. When an adult, Sam looks most forward to having a family. The son of Ann and Tim Cummings, Tyler Cummings was born March 28, 1994 and currently resides in Pittston. Tyler was a member of the cross country, track and field, and swim

teams, and his favorite teachers included Ms. Conlon, Mr. Joyce, Ms. McGarry, and Mrs. Ostrowski. Tyler enjoys the movie The Departed, the band Creed, and the song “Someday” by Rob Thomas. After graduating, Tyler plans to move and pursue a career in civil engineering. Kyle Patterson, son of Dawna Reese, was born on October 4, 1993 and resides in Avoca. Kyle’s best friends include Jeremy Elston, John Oliveri, and Dave DeMola, and his favorite teachers are Mr. Hopkins and Mr. Walsh. Kyle’s idol is Jerry Rice and he counts his junior year as his most difficult part of high school. After graduating, Kyle plans on going to college.

SCHOOL MENUS Friday A. Cheese or pepperoni pizza B. Italian hoagie, lettuce Wednesday C. Grilled cheese sandwich, minestrone soup WYOMING AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT A. Asian sesame chicken, rice D. Rib-a-que, cheeseburger or chicken patty on B. Ham and cheese w/lettuce on honey wrap bun. C. Taco hard or soft shell w/meat, cheese, letWYOMING AREA Sides: Tossed salad/dressing, baked fries, pears. tuce, tomato, rice SECONDARY CENTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL D. Rib-a-que, cheeseburger or chicken patty on Menu for week of April 8 Monday bun. Monday No School Sides: Fresh veggies/ranch dip, seasoned rice, No School Tuesday applesauce. Penne pasta/meatballs or pasta w/butter-string Tuesday Thursday cheese, bread tossed salad/dressing, Minute Maid A. Baked chicken fryz, bread Juice Bar. A. Penne pasta w/meatballs or butter cheese, B. Mashed potato bowl w/chicken, corn, gravy, Alternate – Cheese sandwich, or PBJ or 4 oz. bread. cheese yogurt and animal crackers all with choice of B. Veal parm, side pasta C. Meatball hoagie w/mozzarella cheese string cheese or sunflower seeds. C. Chicken fajita w/lettuce, tomato, salsa, sour D. Rib-a-que, cheeseburger or chicken patty on Breakfast - Warm honey bun, cereal, fruit juice, cream bun. milk D. Rib-a-que, cheeseburger or chicken patty on Sides: Mashed potatoes/gravy, corn, Jell-o Wednesday bun. Taco w/ beef, cheese, lettuce & tomato or Sides: Tossed salad/dressing C&D potato wedgNote: The Pittston Area School district menu for es, pineapple the week was not submitted by press time.

cheeseburger on bun, pickles, seasoned rice, cinnamon applesauce. Alternate – Cheese sandwich, or PBJ or 4 oz. yogurt and animal crackers all with choice of string cheese or sunflower seeds. Breakfast – Warm cheese pizza, cereal, juice, milk Thursday Chicken fryz/dipping sauce, bread, mashed potatoes/gravy, corn, Jell-o Alternate – Cheese sandwich, or PBJ or 4 oz. yogurt and animal crackers all with choice of string cheese or sunflower seeds. Breakfast - Blueberry muffin, cereal, juice, milk Friday Fresh cheese or pepperoni pizza, tossed salad/ dressing, pears, sugar cookie. Alternate – Cheese sandwich, or PBJ or 4 oz. yogurt and animal crackers all with choice of string cheese or sunflower seeds. Breakfast - French toast w/syrup, cereal, juice, milk













Andrew Halko Andrew Vladimir Halko, son of John and Suzanne Halko, Spring Brook Township, celebrated his third birthday on April 6. He is the grandson of Suzanne Kasteleba, Duryea; John Kasteleba, Jr., West Wyoming and John Halko, Jr., Moosic. His godparents are his aunt. Anita Budzilek, Dupont and Kevin Timinski, Spring Brook Township. A monster truck party will be held in Andrew’s honor on April 14.

Madelin Hassay Madelin Josephine Hassay, daughter of Joanne and James Hassay, celebrated her fifth birthday on April 4. Maternal grandparents are Charlie and Irene Alfano. Paternal grandparents are John and Linda Hassay.

Zachary and Chase Valeski Zachary Mark Valeski will celebrate his eighth birthday on April 10 and Chase Patrick Valeski celebrated his third birthday on March 31. They are the children of Mark and Cyndi Valeski, of Hughestown. Grandparents are Linda and Chet Wruble, of Duryea and the late Mark and Rose Valeski. Their “Great Grama” is Mrs. Grace Kemler, of Duryea.

Sara Bonomo Sara Marie Bonomo, daughter of Anthony and Jessica Bonomo, Shavertown, will celebrate her second birthday on April 10. Sara is the granddaughter of Joseph and Miriam Bonomo, West Pittston and John and Norina Conden, Wyoming.

Noah Manganiello Noah Manganiello, son of Jonathan and Denise Manganiello, of Duryea, celebrated his third birthday on Saturday, April 7. He is the grandson of Richard and Francine Worosilla, Pittston Township and Christine Manganiello and Danny Margle, West Pittston. He is the great grandson of Helen Manganiello, West Pittston. Noah has a brother Connor, who is 7 years old.

Emily Donnora Emily Donnora, daughter of David and Amy Donnora, of Montrose, celebrated her fifth birthday on Wednesday, April 4. She is the granddaughter of Paul and Rosemary Bartush, of Avoca, and Robert and Doris Donnora, of Meshoppen. She is the great-granddaughter of Edward Slatky and Leola Bartush.

Kasey Morreale Kasey Joyce Morreale, daughter of Michelle Gavigan and Dominick Morreale, Pittston, will celebrate her second birthday on April 17. She is the granddaughter of Patricia and Gerard Gavigan, Pittston and Dominick and the late Joyce Morreale, Suscon. She is the great-granddaughter of Connie Battista, Suscon, Mary Gavigan, Pittston and Dominick Morreale, Exeter. Kasey has an older brother, Justin.

Megan Guarilia Megan Guarilia, daughter of Charlene and David Guarilia, of Swoyersville will celebrate her 13th birthday on April 11. Her grandparents are Charles and Vivian Troy, Exeter and Gene and Elizabeth Guarilia, Duryea. She is the great granddaughter of the late Helen Collura, Duryea and the late Sophie Krzesinski, Duryea.

Happy birthday! Stop by or mail your birthday photo to: The Sunday Dispatch 109 New Street Pittston, PA 18640 Pictures can run in back and white for $2 or color for $10. Deadline is Wednesday at 5 p.m., but space is limited, so pictures will be published on a first-come, first-served basis. Any questions, please call 602-0168. Checks can be made payable to The Sunday Dispatch.

Rebecca Remus Rebecca Leona Remus, daughter of Tony Remus, Jenkins Twp. and Lori Luder Remus, Duryea, celebrated her sixth birthday on April 4. She is the granddaughter of Anthony and Sylvia Remus, Pittston and Loretta Luder, Pittston. Rebecca is a kindergarten student and plays basketball for Avoca Borough and coach pitch for Duryea. She also has an older sister, Grace Anne, 10 years old.

Ladies of Charity event The Ladies of Charity of the Diocese of Scranton have scheduled an annual Day of Enrollment for Saturday, April 14 at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Wilkes-Barre. Doors will open at 10 a.m. with Mass at 10:45 a.m. Cost for the luncheon is $14.

To make reservations by April 9, make check payable to Ladies of Charity and sent to President, Christine Palmiter, 440 Ice Harvest Dr., Mountaintop, PA 18707. For more information, call 868-3959.

Benjamin and Maxwell Shupp Benjamin and Maxwell Shupp, twin sons of Ryan and Stephanie Shupp, Duryea will celebrate their third birthday on April 11. Their grandparents are Patrick and Andrea Cooper, Duryea and Neil and Chris Shupp, Corinth, New York. Maternal greatgrandparents are Donald and Tess Davenport, Dalton; the late Donald and Theresa Thiede, Duryea; Robert Cooper, Scranton; and the late Helen Cooper. Paternal great-grandparents are Byron and Sheila Shupp, Madison, Georgia; and Mildred Adsit, Sherburne, New York.

Selena Forlenza Selena Ann Forlenza, daughter of Albert and Gina Forlenza, of West Pittston, celebrated her 10th birthday on April 7. Selena is the granddaughter of John and Doreen Lamela, of Sweet Valley and Albert and Kathy Forlenza, of West Pittston. She is the great-granddaughter of Julia Boyer, of Missouri; Manuela Lamela, of New Jersey; and Julie Bianco, of West Pittston. She attends fourth grade at Montgomery Avenue in the Wyoming Area School District. She plays softball for the West Pittston Little League, attends gymnastics classes at the YMCA and is a Girl Scout with Troop 30217. Selena has a younger brother, Anthony.

Giuliana Rose Latona Giuliana Rose Latona, daughter of Matt and Melissa Latona, of Hughestown, will celebrate her fourth birthday on April 11. She is the granddaughter of Brian McNulty, Pittston, the late Annarose McNulty and Charles and Corinne Latona, Pittston. Her great-grandparents are Leo and Gertrude Latona, WilkesBarre.

Olivia Latoski Olivia Edith Latoski, daughter of Scott and Lisa Latoski, of Carverton, will celebrate her sixth birthday on April 11. She is the granddaughter of Michael and the late Shirl Boback, of Forty Fort and Norman and the late Bernadine Latoski, of West Wyoming. She is the great-granddaughter of the late Edith and Ernest Green, the late Michael and Mary Boback and the late Frank and Josephine Pitcavage. Olivia attends kindergarten at Wyoming Area Catholic.

Alexis Sokach Alexis Ann Sokach, daughter of Steve and Jeri Sokach, West Pittston, will celebrate her 13th birthday on Monday, April 9. She is currently a seventh-grade student at Wyoming Seminary Lower School and enjoys playing basketball, softball, lacrosse and field hockey. Alexis has two sisters, Carly Elizabeth, 18; and Stephanie Ann, 15. She is the granddaughter of Stephen and Judy Sokach, West Pittston and Joseph and Nancy Katany, Mountaintop.














Easter Bunny visits children at Yatesville Borough Building

The Easter Bunny arrives at the Yatesville Borough Building in a fire truck last Sunday afternoon. PHOTOS BY BILL TARUTIS

Eighteen-month-old Lucy Martin of Plains Township waits for the Easter Bunny to arrive last Sunday at the Yatesville Borough Building.

Children pose with the Easter Bunny last Sunday at the Yatesville Borough Building before the Easter party.

Caryn Kaslavage of Pittston, 1, is held by her dad Dave to see the Easter Bunny at a party in Yatesville last Sunday.

Laura Farber, 6, of Yatesville, with the Easter Bunny.

Luca DePietropaolo, 4, of Pittston, with the Easter Bunny.

Gianna DePietropaolo, 5, of Pittston, with the Easter Bunny.

Roseann Ambruso of Exeter welcomes the Easter Bunny to the Holy Mother of Sorrows PNCC 'Breakfast with the Easter Bunny' in Dupont last Sunday morning.

Three-year-old Jake Butchko of Exeter, left, gives a high-five to the Easter Bunny as his sister Britney Benkoski and mom Suzanne Butchko give him encouragement at the Holy Mother of Sorrows breakfast in Dupont.

Bunny comes calling at Holy Mother of Sorrows Church in Dupont PHOTOS BY BILL TARUTIS

Nine-year-old Ava Musloski of Avoca sits on the Easter Bunny's lap at the Holy Mother of Sorrows PNCC breakfast on Sunday morning in Dupont.

Chris Urbanski, 9, and sister Ashlyn, 8, both of Pittston Township, pose with the Easter Bunny at the Holy Mother of Sorrows PNCC breakfast in Dupont.

Brothers Nicholas Lobardo, 8, left, Carson, 5, and Antonio, 4, all of Dupont, meet the Easter Bunny at the Holy Mother of Sorrows PNCC breakfast.












WACS students participate in National History Day Competition

Several students in grades six, seven and eight at Wyoming Area Catholic School have been researching throughout the school year and creating exhibits about Historical Topics for National History Day. The theme for this year’s National History Day Competition was

Anne Powers, moderators. Steven Ulichney also participated. “Revolution, Reaction, Reform.” Thomas Day, eighth-grade, merited second place in Individual Present at the competition were, from left, Mrs. Geraldine Ulichney, moderator, Cody LaSota, Joihn Morris IV, Thomas Day, Jack Exhibit and will represent Wyoming Area Catholic School at the Patterson, John Paul D’Amato, Nicholas Skrzysowski, Timothy state competition in May. Murphy, Eric Fritz, Zach Patterson, Mrs. Ann Marie Walsh and Mrs.

Forensics Club practices listed

Dates to remember Wyoming Area Catholic School will be closed through Tuesday, April 10, classes will resume on Wednesday, April 11. Junior Forensics The first spring meeting of the Junior Forensics Club, grades three and four, was held on Monday, April 2. The theme will be dramatic presentation. Practices will be held from 2:45 to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 13, Wednesday, April 18, Tuesday, April 24, Tuesday, May 1, Tuesday, May 8 and Monday, May 14. Mrs. Ulichney and Mrs. Ungureit are the moderators.

As part of their life science class, seventh-grade students at Wyoming Area Catholic School in Exeter created models of deoxyribonucleic acid or commonly known as DNA. Working in groups and using their creativity students used a variety of materials to construct their DNA models. Students participating in the project are, from left, first row, Timothy Murphy, Cody LaSota, Zach Pattreson, Marc Phillips. Second row, Amy Santayana, Nadine Green, Nicole Cirelli, Marissa, Moran, Brenna Satkowski, Matthew Loeffler, Ryan Potorski, Justin Bella. Third row, Maddie Pavlico, Rachael Cochran, Madelyn Ross, Sarah Satkowski, Vanessa Musto, Molly Holmes, Allison Burge, Audrey Oakschunas, Emily Jobson. Fourth row, Mary Ann Paddock-Kaminski, science teacher, Yevgen Fedyeyev, Nikita Paylychev, James Kosik and Nikita Anistratmko. Absent from photo, Sarah Cragle and Francis Wright

Students in Mrs. Toomey's fourth-grade reading class at Wyoming Area Catholic School recently made their own creative costumes, coupled with their imagination and performed their version of the play, The King in the Kitchen. From left, first row, are Ryan Reedy, Annie Bagnall, Cheyenna Hillman,Cassandra Benderavich, Tessa Romani, Samantha Yencha, Jillian Foley,Valentina Caparelli, Camryn Cassetori, Leah Natt and Ethan Cegelka. Second row, Richard Morris, George Chronowski, Jonathan Price, CarlYastremski, Ryan Gardjulis, Walker Cherry, Kyle Potorski, Vanessa Barrett.


No classes Monday, Tuesday; PTO meets Tuesday evening begin at 9 a.m. in front of the school. Pre-registration is preferred, but race day registration will take place the morning of the race from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Information on the race was sent home with the students. For participants outside the school, registration information can be found on www.neparunApril PTO meeting You may also contact The April meeting of the Holy Rene Hanley at Holy Rosary Rosary PTO will be held at 6:30 School at 457-2553. p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 in the school cafeteria. Please join us, we are happy to have new moms, Athletic banquet The Holy Rosary Athletic Asdads and grandparents join us in sociation will hold its annual planning our spring events. Sports Banquet on Friday, April 20 at St. Mary’s Center in Scran5K Race/Family Fun Walk ton. Information regarding the The “Second Annual Holy banquet was sent home with the Rosary School 5K Race/1 Mile students last week. Family Fun Walk” will be held Saturday, April 21. The race will

There are no classes at Holy Rosary School, Duryea, on Monday or Tuesday of this week, April 9 and 10, due to the Easter holiday. Classes will resume at 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11. Bus transportation will be provided to and from school

Father/daughter dance

Holy Rosary’s first “FatherDaughter Dance” will be held on Friday, April 27. All young ladies from pre-school to eighth grade have been invited to join their dads for a beautiful evening. We thank chairperson Carol Cicon for organizing this event. For further information, call the school office at 457.2553.

seventh-grade class. Best wishes to them and their teacher, Mrs. Jennifer Snyder and to music teacher, Mr. David Tighe, as all begin their final weeks of preparation. Congratulations

Congratulations to our varsity basketball team who finished its winning season with a championship trophy in the Wyoming Area Catholic Tournament. The team also received medals for its Spring concert second-place finish in the DioOur annual spring concert fea- cesan Tournament. turing fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh grades will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26. Bunny Lunch Thank you to chairpersons LiAll are invited to attend and ensa Allardyce, Mary Francis and joy an evening of song. A special Karen Marsh and to the PTO and narration of the Easter story, tiStudent Council volunteers for a tled “In the Breaking of the Bread,” will be presented by the “hopping” good time last Sun-

day. Our annual “Bunny Lunch” was a great success and we are grateful for everyone’s hard work.

cycling. Select cell phones can be dropped off in the same location and recycled for credit. For more information or for a list of qualifying cartridges, visit or Gift certificates contact Mrs. Skutack at 457Gift certificate sales are held 2553. in the Holy Rosary Church Hall from 8 to 10 a.m. each Thursday. School families may send in or- Labels and box tops Campbell’s soup labels and ders on Wednesday to be filled box tops for education are being on Thursday. collected at Holy Rosary School. These programs enable us to proRegistration vide educational resources that For information on new regis- may be unaffordable through our trations, call the school office at regular budget. They offer excit457-2553. An open house will ing merchandise like computers, be held in April. software, sports equipment, reference materials, science and art items, even musical instruments. Recycling Labels can be sent into the In addition to cartridge recyschool office or placed in church cling, we also have cell phone revestibule.




First graders complete project on embryology During the month of March, Mrs. DeMichele’s and Mrs. Bartoli’s first grade classes at Wyoming Avenue Elementary School in West Pittston, completed an embryology (chick hatching) project. The Pennsylvania State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences 4-H Club, along with Robert Troy, sponsored the project. This was a huge project and the students looked forward to it all year. The students learned what happened inside the eggs each day before they hatched, how the chicks hatched and how to care for the chicks after they hatched. During the project, the students also learned how to care for an incubator and the importance of maintaining an accurate temperature within the incuba-

tor. On day three of the project, the students observed a developing embryo by a method called “candling”, which allowed them to see inside the egg, much like an x-ray, except they used a Candler. The students kept a daily journal to record their observations, researched facts about chicks and displayed their written findings outside of their classroom. In addition, they recited chick poetry, learned new vocabulary, graphed their favorite chicks’ names and designed chick visors. The project culminated by celebrating the births of our chicks with a class party. The students were treated to chick cupcakes, chick-shaped chocolates, ice cream and fruit punch.

Top right, Mrs. DeMichelle's class. Row 1, left to right, Kelsey Foy, Madeline Boylan, Jaden Pepe, Patrick Branley, Madison Lewis, Jacqueline Vogel, Floryan Genelow. Row 2, Danielle Pollard, Summer Barber, Jocelyn Javer, Nicolas Nardell, Jacob Bolt, Evan Kopec. Sofia Gonzales. Row 3, Brendan Graham, Daniel Adams, Noah Drendall, Olivia Allen, Garrett Potter, Ethan Speece. Absent from photo Aarre Morrill, Michael Palermo, Alex Vomero

Bottom right, Mrs. Bartoli's Class. Row 1, Keevan Carey, Braden Strucke, Kacey Kelly, Carly Saranchuk, Keith Carey, Hailey Crawford. Row 2, Dylan Slack, Connor Kelly, Anthony Federici, Isabella Wilbur, Gavin Hess, Nathan Ambrosino, Brooke Munsch. Row 3, Nicholas Cirelli, Kailiee Carter, Braden Nardone, Matthew Little, Jose Matalonis, Louis Paglianite. Absent from photo Eli Harding, Gianna Jadus, Emma Sokaloski






























Holy Redeemer students plan art and music festival Holy Redeemer High School will hold its annual spring art and music festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29 in the school’s McCarthy Auditorium. The concert features the combined chorus, Royal Singers and instrumental ensemble at 7 p.m. and includes the traditional senior waltz. The art exhibit showcases artworks from the current school year and will be displayed throughout the school’s first floor beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students and are available at the door. Students in AP Studio Art and Honors Studio Art are, from left, seated, Sarah Warnagiris, Hunlock Creek; Andrea Siejna, Wilkes-Barre; Pat McHale, Kingston; Jerry Maloney, Hanover Twp. Standing, Kim Waters, Swoyersville; Sydney Smith, Kingston; Devon Nowicky, Drums; Sarah Williams, Mountaintop; Connor Linden, WilkesBarre; Alexandra Heck, Plains; Olivia Vitali, Laflin; Abby Staskiel, Plains; Abby Keefe, Mountaintop; Mary Claire Materna, Mountaintop; Marissa Walker, Hanover Twp.; Maggie Sullivan, Wilkes-Barre.



Kingergarten registration set The following events are scheduled at the Montgomery Avenue Elementary School: April 17 – Kindergarten registration April 19 – Kindergarten field trip April 17 – The start of fifthgrade PSSA writing assessment April 24 – The start of fourthgrade PSSA science assessment

Kindergarten registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2012-2013 school year will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1. Children must be 5 years old of age by August 31 to enter kindergarten. Parents should bring a birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residence (most current utility bill or rent receipt; a driver’s license is not acceptEaster vacation The Easter vacation ends on able). At the time of registration, Monday, April 9. Schools will children will receive a hearing, resume on Tuesday, April 10. readiness, and vision screening at the school.


Recognized for academic honors Dean’s List

Wyoming Seminary Dean Jay Harvey has announced the Greater Pittston Area students named to the Upper School Dean’s List for the winter trimester of the 2011-2012 academic year. DEAN’S LIST HIGH HONORS Sean Banul, Pittston; Skylar Banul, Pittston; Olivia Bolus, Exeter; Brandon Bombe, Exeter; Salvadore Diaz, Avoca; Bradley Sedor, Wyoming and Nathan Shearn, Wyoming. DEAN’S LIST Caitlin Conway, Pittston; Ann Romanowski, West Pittston; Amanda Sedor, Wyoming and Amanda Stella, Pittston.

A ‘Casual Day’ at Old Forge The Old Forge School District recently participated in Casual Day. The staff purchased over 60 t-shirts and pins, raising over $1,100 for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. Gina Aldrich was team captain for this event. Staff members who participated are, from left, first row, Laura O’Hearn, Linda Nealon. Second row, Lisa Nee, Jo-

Ann Fisher, Karen Piccolini, Marissa Labinis, Arianne Del Sordo, Beth Spedding, Marty Ort, April Cieslak, Katie Toraldo, Marilyn Ferrett, Kerry Gregory, Brenda Yudiski and Superintendent R. Scott Jeffery.


School, has announced the Greater Pittston Area students named to the Academic High Honor Roll and Academic Honor Roll for the second trimester of the 2011-2012 academic year. HIGH HONOR ROLL

GRADE SEVEN Dominick D’Alessandro, West Pittston; Reeya Lele, Pittston; Nicole Lukesh, Wyoming; Connor McGowan, Pittston; Katherine Romanowski, West Pittston; Alexis Sokach, West Pittston GRADE EIGHT Jody Karg, Pittston; Kira Zack, Dupont HONOR ROLL

GRADE SEVEN Connor Switzer, Harding Honor Roll GRADE EIGHT William Davis, interim dean Megan Obeid, Pittston; Stefan of Wyoming Seminary Middle Olsen, Pittston

WA kindergarten registration dates Raymond J. Bernardi, superintendent of Wyoming Area School District, announced kindergarten registration for the 2012-2013 school year will be conducted on April 16, 17, 18, and 19 at the elementary schools. The dates are as follows: Harding/Falls SJD Elementary April 16, 9-11 a.m.; 1-3 p.m. West Pittston Montgomery Elementary April 17, 9-11 a.m.; 1-3 p.m. Exeter JFK Elementary April 18, 9-11 a.m.; 1-3 p.m.

Wyoming 10th St. Elementary April 19, 9-11 a.m.; 1-3 p.m. Children must be five-years old by August 31, 2012, to enter kindergarten, inclusive and without exception. A birth certificate or other acceptable evidence of age must be provided upon registration. Proof of residence (most current utility bill or rent/mortgage receipt) must be presented. A driver’s license or auto owner’s card will not be accepted. State law requires that chil-

‘One Day Without Shoes’ planned The Misericordia Social Justice Committee is urging people on campus and in the community to take part in “One Day Without Shoes,” a global effort on April 10 to raise awareness about the millions of children worldwide who have no shoes. Students are planning a series of events including a shoeless walk on the lawn of the Banks Student Life Center throughout the day. The Occupational Therapy International Club is also assisting with the event, offering

toe nail and feet-painting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. also on the Banks lawn. Students participating in “One Day Without Shoes,” are, from left, first row, Shannon Kowalski of Glen Lyon.; Sean Vitale, West Pittston.; Lisa Witkoski, Quakertown; Kaitlyn Synoracki, Lancaster; and Leila Comerford, Moscow. Second row, Mark Werger of Oakland, N.J.

dren attempting to enroll must have proper immunization. Therefore, immunization records must be presented. Children enter kindergarten must have the following vac-

three-doses of hepatitis B; twodoses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or history of disease. Children who become registered at this time will receive a hearing, readiness, and vision

cines: four-doses of DTP or DTAP (one-dose on or after the fourth-birthday); three-doses of polio; two-doses of measles; one-dose of mumps; one-dose of rubella (German measles);

screening. For further information, please contact the Department of Student Registration at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center at 570-654-2836, ext. 2359.




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Good interior & exterior. Runs great! New tires. Many new parts. Moving, Must Sell. $1,300 or best offer 570-362-3626 Ask for Lee

MERCEDES-BENZ `73 450SL with Convertible

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. Reduced price to $26,000. Call 570-825-6272

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6 cylinder automatic. 52k original miles. Florida car. $1500. 570-899-1896


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


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Johnson, Bow mounted trolling motor, 2 fish finders, live well, bilge, lights, swivel seats and trailer. Garage kept. $5,900.

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

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




*Tax, tags & license fees not included.

1553 Main Street, Peckville, PA 18452


BMW ‘07 K1200 GT

HARLEY 2011 HERITAGE SOFTTAIL Black. 1,800 miles. ABS brakes. Security System Package. $16,000 firm. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY 570-704-6023

HSoft ARLEY DAVIDSON ‘80 riding FLH. King of the Highway! Mint original antique show winner. Factory spot lights, wide white tires, biggest Harley built. Only 28,000 original miles! Never needs inspection, permanent registration. $7,995 OBO 570-905-9348

SUZUKI 2001 VS 800 GL INTRUDER Garage kept, no rust, lots of chrome, black with teal green flake. Includes storage jack & 2 helmets. 570-410-1026


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

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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, , awning, microwave oven, tinted safety glass windows, fridge & many accessories & options. Excellent condition, $22,500. 570-868-6986

FLEETWOOD ‘06 PROWLER 30’ model #300FQS

1 slide out, living /dining area, Queen bed, sofa/double bed, large bath, AM/ FM CD player, micro wave, large refrigerator. Upgrades include scissor leveling jacks, ducted heat & air, glass shower door, skylight in bath. Water filter system, spare tire & cover + extras. Trailer is at campground. Site fee paid 05/1/12 through 09/30/12 or can be moved. Asking $15,500. Call 570-233-8652 570-443-9260 WINNEBAGO ‘02 ADVENTURER 35 Foot, double slides, V-10 Ford. Central air, full awnings, one owner, pet & smoke free. Excellent condition and low mileage. $68,000. Call 570-594-6496


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Low mileage. Many extras. Clean. $9,000 (570) 646-2645

BMW 2010 K1300S

Only 460 miles! Has all bells & whistles. Heated grips, 12 volt outlet, traction control, ride adjustment on the fly. Black with lite gray and red trim. comes with BMW cover, battery tender, black blue tooth helmet with FM stereo and black leather riding gloves (like new). paid $20,500. Sell for

$15,000 FIRM.

Call 570-262-0914 Leave message.



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AUDI ‘03 TT HONDA `07 ACCORD CHEVY ’77 CORVETTE SPECIAL EDITION cylinder, low Red & red, all ROADSTER CONVERTIBLE 4mileage, fully original. Non hits, equipped, excellent restoration. Rides $13,250 and looks new. BEAUTIFUL AUTO1.8. condition. 570-654-8371 Exceptionally clean. 4 cylinder




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Lost: Long hair, black, older female cat, with white markings on the face and paws. Last seen Sunday, March 24. Very sweet. Child’s pet. Indoor cat. Answers to the name of Chloe. Lost in North WilkesBarre, near the General Hospital. Please call 570-328-5511.

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary have been granted in the Estate of MARY ROMAYNE ADRIAN AKA ROMAYNE ADRIAN, late city of Pittston, who died March 19th, 2012. All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make payment and those having claims to present the same, without delay, to the Executrices, DONNA M. ADRIAN AND DEBRA A. ADRIAN and their Attorneys. Saporito, Saporito & Falcone 490 North Main St. Pittston, PA 18640


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Loud pipes. Near Mint 174 miles - yes, One hundred and seventy four miles on the clock, original owner. $8000. 570-876-2816

Luxury people mover! 87,300 well maintained miles. This like-new van has third row seating, power side & rear doors. Economical V6 drivetrain and all available options. Priced for quick sale $6,295. Generous trade-in allowances will be given on this top-of-the-line vehicle. Call Fran 570-466-2771 Scranton


Red, XLT, Original non-smoking owner, garaged, synthetic oil since new, excellent in and out. New tires and battery. 90,000 miles. $7,500 (570) 403-3016



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STK: H27654A

2002 Toyota.......... Camry ............ 4dr Sdn XLE Auto ...................................... 81,574 MILES $10,100

STK: H27639A

2009 Honda..........CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr EX............................................... 24,792 MILES $21,300

STK: K12545A

2008 Hyundai....... Sonata............ 4dr Sdn I4 Auto GLS.................................. 85,441 MILES $11,489

STK: H27788A

2009 Honda..........CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr EX............................................... 33,986 MILES $21,300

STK: K12687A

2003 Hyundai....... Sonata............ 4dr Sdn GLS V6 Auto................................. 62,857 MILES $11,489

STK: H27796A

2009 Honda..........CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr EX............................................... 26,614 MILES $21,400

STK: T28682A

2005 Dodge.......... Caravan.......... 4dr Grand SXT ........................................... 75,945 MILES $11,989

STK: H27764A

2010 VW................Passat............. 4dr DSG Komfort FWD PZEV..................... 29,027 MILES $21,499

STK: TP15695

2007 Mazda.......... Mazda3 .......... 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport.................................. 79,796 MILES $11,999

STK: H27973A

2009 Honda..........CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr LX ............................................... 26,193 MILES $21,499

STK: H27740A

2004 Chevrolet .... TrailBlazer ...... 4dr 4WD EXT LS........................................ 80,953 MILES $12,489

STK: H27967A

2009 Honda..........CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr EX............................................... 30,642 MILES $21,499

STK: T28894B

2005 Honda.......... Accord............ LX AT ......................................................... 75,332 MILES $12,489

STK: D0485A

2009 Acura...........TSX ................ 4dr Sdn Auto Tech Pkg .............................. 49,448 MILES $21,499

STK: TP15719

2005 Hyundai....... XG350 ............ 4dr Sdn L ................................................... 44,618 MILES $12,489

STK: T29071A

2008 Jeep .............Wrangler........ 4WD 2dr X................................................. 13,780 MILES $21,499

STK: C3503A

2006 Mitsubishi... Eclipse............ 3dr Cpe GT 3.8L Sportronic Auto .............. 68,129 MILES $12,989

STK: J5132A

2008 Jeep .............Wrangler........ 4WD 4dr Unlimited X ................................ 60,823 MILES $21,499

STK: H28049A

2004 Honda.......... Accord............ EX Manual................................................. 57,689 MILES $12,989

STK: H27695A

2009 Honda..........CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr EX-L............................................ 36,832 MILES $21,900

STK: TP15341A 2005 Ford.............. Escape............ 4dr 103� WB 3.0L XLT 4WD...................... 74,516 MILES $12,995

STK: T29428A

2008 Toyota..........RAV4 .............. 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT............................ 34,680 MILES $21,979

STK: H27644A

2009 Honda.......... Fit ................... 5dr HB Man Sport ..................................... 36,508 MILES $13,489

STK: KS0385


STK: H27789B

2004 Honda.......... CR-V ............... 4WD EX Auto ............................................ 61,956 MILES $13,989

STK: T29113A

2009 Toyota..........RAV4 .............. 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport.................. 20,716 MILES $21,995

STK: H27985A

2007 Hyundai....... Sonata............ Series Not Selected .................................. 69,471 MILES $13,989

STK: T29392A

2010 Hyundai.......Tucson ........... AWD 4dr I4 Auto GLS ............................... 17,307 MILES $21,995

STK: D0530B

2006 Buick............ Lucerne .......... 4dr Sdn CX................................................. 31,478 MILES $13,995

STK: H27979A

2009 Honda..........CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr EX............................................... 29,215 MILES- $21,999

STK: T29412A

2008 Chrysler....... T & C .............. 4dr Wgn Touring........................................ 79,970 MILES $14,989

STK: T28971B

2009 Hyundai.......Santa Fe......... AWD 4dr Auto Limited.............................. 29,434 MILES $22,479

STK: H27932A

2008 Jeep ............. Patriot ............ 4WD 4dr Sport .......................................... 58,011 MILES $14,989

STK: A11211A

2008 Acura...........TL ................... 4dr Sdn Auto ............................................. 37,019 MILES $22,479

STK: T28872B

2010 Dodge.......... Caliber............ 4dr HB SXT ................................................ 29,151 MILES $14,995

STK: A11144A

2009 Toyota..........RAV4 .............. 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport ..................... 21,152 MILES $22,479

STK: H27543A

2010 Honda.......... Civic ............... 4dr Auto DX-VP ......................................... 24,899 MILES $14,995

STK: H27839A

2009 Honda..........Accord............ 2dr V6 Auto EX-L w/Navi .......................... 21,883 MILES $22,499

STK: H27807A

2008 Chrysler....... T & C .............. 4dr Wgn Touring........................................ 77,909 MILES $15,400

STK: H27923A

2009 Honda..........CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr EX-L............................................ 22,682 MILES $22,979

STK: K12572A


Kia................. Soul................ 5dr Wgn Auto ! ......................................... 24,250 MILES $15,995

STK: H28025A

2009 Honda..........Odyssey ......... 5dr EX ........................................................ 35,490 MILES $23,479

STK: T28737A

2008 Subaru......... Impreza Sedan 4dr Auto i................................................... 18,042 MILES $16,099

STK: L11474A

2008 Lexus ...........ES 350 ............ 4dr Sdn ...................................................... 32,088 MILES $23,495

STK: HP15674

2010 Honda.......... Civic ............... 4dr Auto LX................................................ 22,828 MILES $16,479

STK: H27808A

2009 Toyota..........RAV4 .............. 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd ......................... 27,398 MILES $23,700

STK: H27902A

2007 Toyota.......... RAV4 .............. 4WD 4dr 4-cyl Limited .............................. 74,303 MILES $16,489

STK: A11084A

2009 Acura...........TL ................... 4dr Sdn 2WD............................................. 22,421 MILES $23,995

STK: H28010A

2006 Jeep ............. Grand Chero.. 4dr Laredo 4WD ........................................ 44,620 MILES $16,499

STK: L11478A

2009 Lexus ...........ES 350 ............ 4dr Sdn ...................................................... 26,110 MILES $23,995

STK: T29334A

2009 Toyota.......... Corolla ........... 4dr Sdn Auto XLE ...................................... 27,029 MILES $16,979

STK: A11006A

2010 Acura...........TSX ................ 4dr Sdn I4 Auto ......................................... 34,833 MILES $23,995

STK: H28023A

2010 Honda.......... Civic ............... 4dr Auto DX-VP ......................................... ..7,622 MILES $16,979

STK: A11101A

2009 Hyundai.......Genesis .......... 4dr Sdn 3.8L V6 ......................................... 10,725 MILES $23,995

STK: T29395A

2008 Volvo............ S60 ................. 4dr Sdn 2.4T FWD w/Snrf......................... 71,093 MILES $16,989

STK: B9498A

2010 Honda..........CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr EX-L............................................ 24,623 MILES $23,999

STK: T28941A

2009 Subaru......... Legacy............ 4dr H4 Auto Special Edition...................... 37,284 MILES $16,995

STK: T29239A

2008 Toyota..........RAV4 .............. 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd...................... 18,927 MILES $24,479

STK: P15682


Chevrolet .... Impala ............ 4dr Sdn LT Fleet......................................... 16,752 MILES $16,995

STK: H27805A

2009 Honda..........CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr EX-L w/Navi............................... 11,758 MILES $24,499

STK: H27621A

2007 Kia................. Sorento .......... 4WD 4dr EX............................................... 41,374 MILES $16,999

STK: T29404A

2008 Toyota..........4Runner ......... 4WD 4dr V6 Sport ..................................... 42,488 MILES $24,499

STK: H27859A

2010 Honda.......... Accord............ 4dr I4 Man LX............................................ 36,756 MILES $16,999

STK: H27986A

2009 Honda..........Pilot ................ 4WD 4dr EX............................................... 46,593 MILES $24,499

STK: H27846A

2010 Honda.......... Accord............ 4dr I4 Auto LX............................................ 34,105 MILES $17,200

STK: J5112A

2008 Hyundai.......Veracruz ......... AWD 4dr Limited....................................... 18,589 MILES $24,499

STK: H27653A

2007 Honda.......... CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr EX............................................... 62,970 MILES $17,300

STK: XP0162

2009 Honda..........Pilot ................ 4WD 4dr EX-L............................................ 41,347 MILES $24,499

STK: H27728B

2007 Jeep ............. Commander .. 4WD 4dr Sport .......................................... 62,910 MILES $17,489

STK: A11048A

2010 Acura...........TL ................... 4dr Sdn 2WD............................................. 27,481 MILES $24,995

STK: CH5469B

2009 Subaru......... Forester.......... 4dr Man X.................................................. 49,394 MILES $17,499

STK: L11484A

2009 Lexus ...........ES 350 ............ 4dr Sdn ...................................................... 32,175 MILES $24,995

STK: J5134B

2008 Ford.............. Escape............ 4WD 4dr V6 Auto XLT ............................... 26,630 MILES $17,499

STK: A11152A


Subaru.........Outback.......... 4dr Wgn H4 Auto 2.5i Prem AWP/Pwr Moon 10,448 MILES $24,995

STK: K12637A

2009 Honda.......... Accord............ 4dr I4 Auto LX-P ........................................ 37,993 MILES $17,499

STK: H27849A


Jeep .............Liberty............ 4WD 4dr Limited ....................................... ..7,387 MILES $25,079

STK: H27840A

2010 Honda.......... Insight ............ 5dr CVT EX................................................. 28,297 MILES $17,900

STK: A11142A

2008 Acura...........TL ................... 4dr Sdn Auto ............................................. 18,850 MILES $25,479

STK: K12734A

2009 Hyundai....... Sonata............ 4dr Sdn V6 Auto SE................................... 15,991 MILES $17,979

STK: D0526A


STK: H27540A

2009 Honda.......... Accord............ 4dr I4 Auto EX-L w/Navi ........................... 26,391 MILES $17,995

STK: A10935A

2010 Acura...........TL ................... 4dr Sdn 2WD............................................. 17,203 MILES $25,995

STK: JP15669

2010 Jeep ............. Compass........ 4WD 4dr Sport .......................................... 35,538 MILES $17,995

STK: L11475A

2009 BMW............3-Series.......... 4dr Sdn 328i xDrive AWD SULEV ............. 48,670 MILES $25,999

STK: B9326B

2007 Hyundai....... Santa Fe......... AWD 4dr Auto Limited *Ltd Avail*........... 52,132 MILES $17,995

STK: T29427A

2010 Jeep .............Wrangler........ 4WD 2dr Sahara........................................ 23,112 MILES $26,479

STK: B9473A

2007 Volvo............ S60 ................. 4dr Sdn 2.4L Turbo MT FWD w/Snrf......... 54,624 MILES $17,999

STK: T29319A

2009 Toyota..........Tacoma .......... 4WD Double V6 AT ................................... 16,697 MILES $26,499

STK: T29311A

2007 Dodge.......... Dakota............ 4WD Quad Cab 131� ST............................ 38,049 MILES $17,999

STK: D0534A

2009 Ford..............F-150............... 4WD SuperCab 145� XLT .......................... 34,398 MILES $26,499

STK: H28022A

2008 Buick............ LaCrosse ........ 4dr Sdn CXL............................................... 18,702 MILES $17,999

STK: BP15542

2009 MB................C-Class ........... 4dr Sdn 3.0L Sport 4MATIC....................... 20,262 MILES $26,995

STK: H27598A

2009 Honda.......... Odyssey ......... 5dr LX ........................................................ 33,459 MILES $18,400

STK: B9336B


STK: A10968B

2008 Chrysler....... 300-Series...... 4dr Sdn 300 Touring RWD......................... 44,373 MILES $18,499

STK: H27516A

2010 Honda..........Pilot ................ 4WD 4dr EX-L............................................ 32,192 MILES $26,995

STK: K12696A

2010 Toyota.......... Corolla ........... 4dr Sdn Auto S .......................................... 18,606 MILES $18,499

STK: A11046A

2010 Acura...........TL ................... 4dr Sdn 2WD............................................. 28,980 MILES $26,995

STK: H27775A

2009 Honda.......... Accord............ 4dr I4 Auto EX ........................................... 45,227 MILES $18,499

STK: L11483A

2009 Lexus ...........ES 350 ............ 4dr Sdn ...................................................... 36,678 MILES $26,995

STK: H28015A

2007 Honda.......... CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr LX ............................................... 20,378 MILES $18,499

STK: H27670A

2010 Toyota..........Tacoma .......... 4WD Double V6 AT ................................... 22,400 MILES $26,995

STK: H27823A

2008 Jeep ............. Grand Chero.. 4WD 4dr Laredo ........................................ 51,752 MILES $18,500

STK: H27866A


STK: HP15708

2009 Honda.......... Accord............ Series Not Selected .................................. 19,971 MILES $18,579

STK: A11143A

2009 Acura...........TL ................... 4dr Sdn SH-AWD Tech.............................. 39,313 MILES $27,495

STK: HP15714

2009 Honda.......... Accord............ 4dr I4 Auto LX-P ........................................ 33,489 MILES $18,979

STK: T29327A

2009 Toyota..........Tacoma .......... 4WD Double LB V6 AT .............................. 18,315 MILES $27,499

STK: L11467A

2010 Honda.......... Civic ............... 4dr Auto EX-L ............................................ 16,762 MILES $18,995

STK: BP15540

2009 MB................C-Class ........... 4dr Sdn 3.0L Sport 4MATIC....................... 26,001 MILES $27,900

STK: JP15687A 2007 Ford.............. Edge ............... AWD 4dr SEL PLUS ................................... 60,719 MILES $18,995

STK: L11457A

2010 Lexus ...........IS 250 ............. 4dr Sport Sdn Auto AWD.......................... 17,239 MILES $27,995

STK: H27913A

2008 Honda.......... Odyssey ......... 5dr LX ........................................................ 50,828 MILES $18,999

STK: A11122A


STK: H27987A

2008 Honda.......... CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr LX ............................................... 38,077 MILES $18,999

STK: A11097A

2009 Acura...........TL ................... 4dr Sdn 2WD............................................. 23,892 MILES $28,479

STK: H27867A

2012 Honda.......... Civic ............... 2dr Auto LX................................................ .....365 MILES $19,479

STK: L11461B

2009 Lexus ...........ES 350 ............ 4dr Sdn ...................................................... 36,208 MILES $28,479

STK: H27675A

2009 Honda.......... CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr EX............................................... 39,932 MILES $19,495

STK: B9490A

2010 Buick............LaCrosse ........ 4dr Sdn CXL 3.0L AWD ............................. 16,230 MILES $28,499

STK: T29307A


Honda.......... CR-Z ............... 3dr CVT...................................................... 14,270 MILES $19,495

STK: B9526A

2010 Lincoln.........MKZ................ 4dr Sdn AWD ............................................ ..9,302 MILES $28,499

STK: D0505A

2010 Dodge.......... Journey.......... AWD 4dr SXT ............................................ 46,790 MILES $19,499

STK: A11191A

2009 Toyota..........4Runner ......... 4WD 4dr V6 SR5 ....................................... 23,600 MILES $29,799

STK: H28028A

2007 Honda.......... CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr EX............................................... 52,092 MILES $19,499

STK: DP15702


Dodge..........Durango......... AWD 4dr Crew .......................................... 10,301 MILES $29,800

STK: H27529A

2008 Toyota.......... Sienna............ 5dr 7-Pass Van XLE FWD .......................... 43,951 MILES $19,995

STK: A11193A


Acura...........TSX ................ 4dr Sdn I4 Auto Tech Pkg .......................... 10,430 MILES $29,995

STK: JP15684


Jeep ............. Patriot ............ 4WD 4dr Sport .......................................... 13,662 MILES $19,995

STK: T29210A

2010 Toyota..........Highlander..... 4WD 4dr V6 Base...................................... 21,127 MILES $30,479

STK: H27469A


Honda.......... CR-Z ............... 3dr CVT...................................................... 7,888 MILES $19,995

STK: T28919A


STK: H27743A

2006 Toyota.......... RAV4 .............. 4dr Limited V6 4WD.................................. 21,149 MILES $19,995

STK: B9488A

2010 Ford..............F-150............... Series Not Selected .................................. 12,625 MILES $30,995

STK: T29326A


Toyota.......... Camry ............ 4dr Sdn I4 Auto LE..................................... 19,682 MILES $19,995

STK: T28569C


Ford..............Edge ............... 4dr Limited AWD....................................... 20,323 MILES $30,999

STK: H27458A

2010 Honda.......... Accord............ 4dr V6 Auto EX-L ....................................... 38,610 MILES $19,995

STK: L11546A


Buick............LaCrosse ........ 4dr Sdn CXS .............................................. 11,624 MILES $31,499

STK: H27820A

2008 Ford.............. Explorer ......... 4WD 4dr V6 XLT ........................................ 45,466 MILES $19,999

STK: H27690A


Toyota..........Avalon............ 4dr Sdn Limited ......................................... ..6,252 MILES $31,995

STK: K12673A

2008 Hyundai....... Santa Fe......... AWD 4dr Auto SE...................................... 48,190 MILES $19,999

STK: T29156A


Honda..........Pilot ................ 4WD 4dr EX-L............................................ 21,641 MILES $32,479

STK: H27603A

2009 Honda.......... Accord............ 4dr V6 Auto EX-L ....................................... 37,374 MILES $20,300

STK: H27782A


Honda..........Pilot ................ 4WD 4dr EX-L............................................ 15,446 MILES $32,479

STK: H27711A

2009 Honda.......... CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr EX............................................... 40,510 MILES $20,499

STK: H27828A


Mazda..........CX-9 ............... AWD 4dr Grand Touring............................ 10,958 MILES $32,499

STK: H27745A

2008 Honda.......... CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr EX-L............................................ 56,357 MILES $20,499

STK: T29415A

2009 Toyota..........Highlander..... 4WD 4dr V6 Limited.................................. 36,117 MILES $33,479

STK: K12645A

2008 Hyundai....... Veracruz ......... AWD 4dr GLS ............................................ 51,631 MILES $20,499

STK: BS0379


Mercedes....C-Class ........... 4dr Sdn C300 Sport 4MATIC ..................... 18,538 MILES $33,979

STK: K12581A

2007 Hyundai....... Santa Fe......... AWD 4dr Auto Limited w/XM................... 38,905 MILES $20,499

STK: BS0375


Mercedes....C-Class ........... 4dr Sdn C300 Sport 4MATIC ..................... 11,855 MILES $34,479

STK: T29418A

2009 Chrysler....... T & C .............. 4dr Wgn Touring........................................ 20,837 MILES $20,499

STK: A11202A

2009 Buick............Enclave .......... AWD 4dr CXL ............................................ 27,052 MILES $34,479

STK: J5131A

2009 Jeep ............. Liberty............ 4WD 4dr Sport .......................................... 14,317 MILES $20,499

STK: BP15697

2009 Mercedes....E-Class ........... 4dr Sdn Sport 3.5L 4MATIC....................... 39,166 MILES $34,900

STK: L11424A

2010 VW................ GTI.................. 2dr HB DSG PZEV ...................................... 33,673 MILES $20,499

STK: XP0161

2010 Lexus ...........RX 350............ AWD 4dr.................................................... 44,906 MILES $36,479

STK: H28044A

2008 Toyota.......... RAV4 .............. 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport.................. 43,431 MILES $20,499

STK: L11515A

2010 Lexus ...........RX 350............ AWD 4dr.................................................... 22,690 MILES $37,479

STK: J5014A

2009 Jeep ............. Liberty............ 4WD 4dr Sport .......................................... 29,248 MILES $20,499

STK: B9528A

2009 Mercedes....M-Class .......... 4MATIC 4dr 3.5L........................................ 35,053 MILES $37,479

STK: T29264A


Toyota.......... Camry ............ 4dr Sdn I4 Auto LE..................................... 16,282 MILES $20,979

STK: BP15659

2009 Mercedes....GL-Class ......... 4MATIC 4dr 4.6L........................................ 35,918 MILES $39,995

STK: T28762A

2008 Toyota.......... FJ Cruiser....... 4WD 4dr Auto ........................................... 38,308 MILES $20,995

STK: L11543A


STK: H27080B

2010 Dodge.......... Nitro ............... 4WD 4dr SXT *Ltd Avail* ......................... 22,260 MILES $20,995

STK: B9523A

2010 Mercedes....E-Class ........... 4dr Sdn E350 Sport 4MATIC ..................... 17,803 MILES $41,479

STK: B9394C

2009 Honda.......... Accord............ 4dr I4 Auto EX-L ........................................ 22,967 MILES $20,995

STK: BP15712

2010 Mercedes....E-Class ........... 4dr Sdn E350 Sport 4MATIC ..................... 33,133 MILES $44,479

STK: H27733A

2009 Honda.......... CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr EX............................................... 33,712 MILES $20,999

STK: B9445A

2010 Lexus ...........GX 460 ........... 4WD 4dr .................................................... 37,011 MILES $45,495

STK: H27942A

2007 Honda.......... CR-V ............... 4WD 5dr EX-L............................................ 40,410 MILES $20,999

STK: J5013A

2010 Mercedes....C-Class ........... 4dr Sdn 6.3L AMG RWD ........................... 20,348 MILES $51,995

STK: D0543A


Hyundai....... Elantra............ 4dr Sdn Auto Ltd ...................................... 21,401 MILES $20,999

STK: B9492A

2010 Mercedes....GL-Class ......... 4MATIC 4dr 4.6L........................................ 17,683 MILES $55,479

Hyundai.......Sonata............ Series Not Selected .................................. 13,264 MILES $21,979

Jeep .............Wrangler........ 4WD 2dr Sport .......................................... 12,154 MILES $25,479

Toyota..........Avalon............ 4dr Sdn Limited ......................................... ..4,913 MILES $26,995

Honda..........Pilot ................ 4WD 4dr LX ............................................... 10,346 MILES $27,479

Ford..............Edge ............... 4dr SEL AWD............................................. ..9,239 MILES $27,999

Toyota..........FJ Cruiser....... 4WD 4dr Auto ........................................... 15,569 MILES $30,479

Lexus ...........RX 350............ AWD 4dr.................................................... 35,380 MILES $40,479


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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans




Auto Parts

BEST PRICES IN THE AREA CA$H ON THE $POT, Free Anytime Pickup 570-301-3602

5.4L V8 engine Electronic 6 speed automatic. Brown leather “King Ranch” interior. Heat/cool front seats. Power moonroof, rear view camera, 18” aluminum wheels, tow package, navigation system. 23,000 miles. Asking $33,000 Call Jeff @ 570-829-7172


Accounting/ Finance

GMC `05 SAVANA Accounts Receivable 1500 Cargo Van. AWD. V8 automatic. A/C. New brakes & tires. Price reduced $10,250. Call 570-474-6028


AWD. Third row seating. Economical 6 cylinder automatic. Fully loaded with all available options. 93k pampered miles. Garage kept. Safety / emissions inspected and ready to go. Sale priced at $7595. Trade-ins accepted. Tag & title processing available with purchase. Call Fran for an appointment to see this outstanding SUV. 570-466-2771 Scranton



AWD, Black interior/exterior, start/ stop engine with keyless entry, heated seats, 18” alloy wheels, many extra features. Only Low Miles. 10 year, 100,000 mile warranty. $22,500. Willing to negotiate. Serious inquires only - must sell, going to law school. (570) 793-6844

Clerk/ Receptionist

WYOMING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB Country Club experience preferred but not necessary. Must be personable & proficient in MS Office. Excellent computer & organizational skills. Send cover letter & resume to: WVCC – AR Position PO Box 996; Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703 or email: No phone calls please.

506 Administrative/ Clerical


Must be detail oriented. Excellent pay and benefits including 401k plan. Send resume to: c/o Times Leader Box 3070 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250


Looking for the right deal on an automobile? Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions! 509

Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades


Auto Accessories

CAR STARTER automatic, Bulldog model, never used $50. 570-826-0830


Auto Parts

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

Experienced Carpenters

Must have valid drivers license. Local work. Call (570) 287-5313 or apply within at 197 Courtdale Ave. Courtdale, PA 18704


Human Resources


Telecommuting position. HR Generalist/ Recruiter skillset required. 7+ years experience in high volume HR environment. CONTACT BRIAN PHILLIPS WITH QUESTIONS

570.542.5330 OR SEND RESUME


Legals/ Public Notices


Erosion Control Laborers Will operate hydro-

seeder and equipment to install erosion control socks, matting and barriers. Driver’s license a must. Top wages paid plus Overtime. APPLY IN PERSON 8AM-4PM MONDAY-FRIDAY. 1204 MAIN STREET SWOYERSVILLE VARSITY, INC. NO CALLS PLEASE.

Machine / Equipment Operators Will operate various

machines and small equipment like tractors and sock fillers on gas site. Driver’s license a must. Top wages paid plus overtime. APPLY IN PERSON 8AM-4PM MONDAY-FRIDAY. 1204 MAIN STREET SWOYERSVILLE VARSITY, INC. NO CALLS PLEASE.


Logistics/ Transportation


Requires lifting of some heavy flooring and paint materials job site and local deliveries warehouse and store duties also. Apply in person only. No phone calls. KING GLASS & PAINT CO 1079 MAIN ST. SWOYERSVILLE, PA 18704


Due to our continued growth, Bolus Freight Systems is expanding its fleet of company drivers. Company drivers will enjoy dedicated runs or regional runs. You can be home every night or every weekend, the choice is yours. You can earn in excess of $1400 per week, and you will be driving a new or late model truck. Part time and weekend work also available. This is a career opportunity for dependable drivers to work for an industry leader and one of the highest paying companies in the business. We offer a performance bonus, paid vacations and holidays, medical and life insurance as well as 401K. For more information call: 1-800-444-1497 ext 721 or hit ‘0’ and ask for Carl or Joe D. Drivers: DayCab Work. Dedicated! Regional Work. Guaranteed minimum + opportunity to earn more! CDL-A. recruiting@ westmotor 800456-7885 x 3289 Drivers CDL-A: Local Hazleton dedicated route! Home every night! Great Pay, Benefits! Estenson Logistics Apply: 1-866-336-9642

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

Transportation Coordinator

Saturday - Wednesday. 3pm-11pm. $9/hour. Send resume to: c/o The Times Leader Box 3080 15 N. Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250




Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair





Legals/ Public Notices


Legals/ Public Notices


Marketing/ Product


Our Call Center is expanding in Wilkes-Barre. Immediate openings for day & night shifts. Excellent base rate + lucrative bonus plan. Call 570-825-9402




Full time. We have an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated, experienced BMET for Biomed Lab & Field Service. 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. Please send resume to: c/o Times Leader Box 3065 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250


In-Home Services division has parttime weekend night shift hours available in Luzerne County. Minimum of one (1) year home care experience and valid driver’s license required. If interested, please apply online at: or call Trish Tully at (570) 348-2237. BILINGUAL INDIVIDUALS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. ALLIED SERVICES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


7am-7pm, weekends. Part time 11pm-7am H.S. Diploma or GED required Please apply in person

Riverview Ridge 300 Courtright St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702




Our busy animal hospital is looking for a dependable, self-motivated, hard working team player. Duties include animal care and animal handling and assisting with the housekeeping of our facility. The position requires true compassion for animals, experience with animals and the ability to be confident handling them. This is a part time position and requires at least two Saturdays each month. Please reply to: c/o The Times Leader Box 3075 15 N. Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250


PA Driver’s license required, ability to lift and climb ladders and work on roofs. 570-288-6794


Legals/ Public Notices


The hearing for the 2012 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program will provide an opportunity to citizens to comment on the proposed activities. The City expects to receive $300,000 in the 2012 CDBG program. The funds will be allocated as follows: AMOUNT

Rehabilitation of Commercial property 107 S. Main St. Spot Fire Equipment Traffic Signal – S. Main St & Market St. Program Administration TOTAL USE OF FUNDS






Low/Mod Area

$127,200 $54,000

Low/Mod Area

Approximately 70% of the 2012 Block Grant Program will be provided to benefit low and moderate income persons. The modification to FY 2010 CDBG program will reprogram funds from the creation of a park behind the Library to create a mini-public park on S. Main St. The Housing Development funds will be reprogrammed to support the Parking Lot construction on William St. Persons who have an interest in historic resources may also make themselves known and review and comment on proposed activities. Persons who make themselves known will receive future notices regarding program activities and their potential impact on historic resources. For additional information on the City’s proposed grant activities, contact: Mr. Gerard Mullarkey, City Hall, 35 Broad Street, Pittston, PA. 18640, Phone: 570-654-4601 (TDD Users: PA Relay Center 7-1-1) BY ORDER OF THE CITY OF PITTSTON Jason C. Klush, Mayor

Sales/Retail/ Business Development


Tremendous Sales Opportunity for right individual. Large established Estate Planning firm in need of Sales Rep in the Scranton Area. Must have car and in home sales experience a plus. $60,000 per year commission potential with full training provided. Please send resume to: msmeraldo@ NO CALLS PLEASE.

Find Something? Lose Something? Get it back where it belongs with a Lost/Found ad! 570-829-7130

Antiques & Collectibles

ANTIQUES 3 piece Mahogany stack bookcase with drawer, 6ft x 20” hand carved Hitler made of pine, Dersuhrer carved on bottom signed by carver Gallagher. Needs some repair. Tiffany style lamps with stained glass shades, caramel in color. 1912 Gustave Stickley rocking chair with new rush seat, tag on bottom. Jewelry armoire, (4) 1912 chairs, original paint with newly rushed seats. 12 OldPA metal hunting licenses, 1927 & up. Two Oak bow china closets, one very ornate. Lots of smalls. 134 Route 11 Larksville, PA 570-283-3987 570-328-3428 COINS. Washington quarters ‘32-’34D, ‘35, ‘36, ‘36D-37. $70. 570-287-4135 COINS/Foreign over 40 nations 108 total, dated ‘85-’79 $25. 570-235-5216



Business Opportunities


*Guaranteed Clients * Steady Income *Insurance & Bonding * Training & Ongoing Support * Low Start Up Costs *Veterans Financing Program * Accounts available through 0ut Wilkes-Barre & Scranton

570-824-5774 NEPA FLORAL & GIFT SHOP Including delivery van, coolers, all inventory, displays, computer system, customer list, website and much more. Turn key operation in prime retail location. Serious inquiries please call 570-592-3327


Located at Wyoming Valley Mall must sell. $125,000 negotiable. Ask for Rob 570-693-3323

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

COMICS 75 different $35. Baseball cards Philadelphia Phillies 120 cards $10. NY yankees 140 cards $10. NY Mets 110 cards $10. Football cards Dallas Cowboys 110 cards $10. 570-313-5214 FIGURINES Boston Red Sox McFarlane figurines Drew, Papelbon, Rameriez $30. ‘76 Topps Walter Payton Rookie Card $200. 570-709-3011 NORTH POLE, Christmas in the City, New England, and Dickens Department 56 collectible buildings and accessories for sale, prices run from $10 to $60, call 570-868-5886.



BEER FRIDGE unique; old single door GE; drilled and tapped; with tank & lines $85. 570-696-9024


white, 2 years old $150. obo.

RANGE HOOD 30” Broan, white $50.

obo. 570-574-3899

DISHWASHER Stainless Steel SAMSUNG (Samsung DMT800RHS) BRAND NEW! Still in box! Asking $450. or best offer 570-239-4783 FOOD PROCESSOR B & D, glass blender jar $20. Cooks Essential fryer, 1 qt. stainless steel $5. Hamilton beach toaster oven $12. 570-696-9086 JUICE EXTRACTOR Waring, commercial quality, stainless steel blade, internal mechanisms plus powerful 550 motor. Citrus juice attachment PCA45 bought for $200. Sell for $120. OBO. Cuisinart Smart Power 7 speed electronic blender $40. 735-2661 RANGE 40” Tappan electric, white, excellent condition. Cost over $1200 new sell for $350. 570-474-0974 STOVE gas Amana black$100. 570-283-3962 WASHER Super Capacity plus $100. 570-510-1599 WASHER, metal, oversized heavy duty, 15 cycle $75. 570-909-7621



Baby Items

PACK N PLAY Graco beautiful brown & pink full size with detachable changing table $50. Simplicity Winnie The Pooh bassinette $50.converts to a by-the-bed sleeper, changing table, and cradle $50. Call 570-822-7576


Building Materials

COMPOSITE Decking planks 16’ planks, new color is walnut $45. obo per plank (retails $70) Warranty is provided by manufacturer. Robert @ 709-7593 DOOR antique round top oak door, leaded glass window 77 1/2x30x1 3/4” solid brass hinges & knob some work needed $250. 570-824-6278 PATIO PAVERS 250 8” x 16” gray $1 each. GRANITE TILES new 12x12 50 tan with black $8. each. 60 black with light brown $8. each. 570-735-2661




KENNETH COLE Beige, size 6, hardly worn. $75. 570-855-5385 COMMUNION SUIT black, size 14 like new $35. White Roman shade 23” w new $15. F.P. travel tender crib $25. Children’s pool $20. Thomas organ, needs tuning $375. 570-654-4113 FOX fur 1 black, medium worn once $60. 1 real fur small $40. 570-822-2641 FOX STOLE head, legs tail $15. 570-909-7621 TOTAL GYM XLS $200. 570-825-0905


Exercise Equipment

STEPPER Nordic Trac, portable $10. Leg magic $5. Manual folding treadmill $20. 570-696-9086 WORKOUT SYSTEM SM 3000 IMPEX Powerhouse Smith machine includes 275 lbs. weights with holder, bar bell, set of dumb bells, excellent condition $375. 417-8390

740 Floorcoverings PATIO CHAIRS 3 aluminum with brown & green stripe pads, good condition $25. each ort all 3 for $80. 570-824-0999


Furnaces & Heaters

HEATER, electric, portable, $15. 2 hoover vacuums $25 for 1 or both for $40, 12” TV color good working condition $25. 570-825-5847 WOODBURNER Excellent condition. H 31 W 20 D 30. $200. 233-3062


Furniture & Accessories

ANTIQUE hutch breakfront china cabinet, traditional oak finish, $125. Bedroom furniture set, 2 dressers 1 with mirror, queen bed frame, side rails, head & footboard, nightstand, cherry finish $275. All good condition. 570-430-4054

PAINTBALLS 3000!! Custom 98 tippman, cleaning kit, belt. $100. 570-430-9231

CRADLE SWING baby girl purple F. P. Paid $169. Asking $70. Hardly used. Mark @ 570-3013484 or Allison @ 631-6635.

BEDROOM SET: 6 piece, black lacquer with gray trim. Must see. Includes, dresser, mirror, armoire, 2 night stands & mirrored spread headboard good for full, queen or king size. $399 570-814-5477






Arts/Crafts/ Hobbies

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

Baby Items

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair


The City of Pittston will hold a public hearing on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 4:00 P.M. in the First Floor Conference Room of City Hall, 35 Broad Street, Pittston, PA which is accessible to handicapped persons.



Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., a heavy construction products and services company, is looking to fill the following shop positions at our Greens Landing facility located in Milan, PA. PM Technician-Night Shift – conduct all preventative maintenance on heavy equipment and transportation vehicles including cars; light, medium and heavy trucks; paving and earthmoving equipment. Must have a valid Class B CDL. Prefer 3 years of experience in a related field. Mechanic Shop 2-Night Shift – inspect, diagnose, adjust, repair and maintain heavy equipment and transportation vehicles including cars; light, medium and heavy trucks; paving and earthmoving equipment. Must have a valid Class B CDL. Prefer 3 years of experience as a heavy equipment or truck technician. Mechanic Field 2-Day Shift – inspect, diagnose, adjust, repair and maintain heavy equipment and transportation vehicles including cars; light, medium, and heavy trucks; paving and earthmoving equipment. Class A CDL and 3 years of experience as a heavy equipment or truck technician is preferred. GOH offers a comprehensive benefit package and salary commensurate with experience. To view details of each position and apply, visit our website at GOHCAREERS.COM or visit your local CareerLink office. An Equal Opportunity Employer Females & minorities encouraged to apply.


Furniture & Accessories

BEDROOM SET: Light wood, Bed, chest, dresser & 2 night stands. $325 570-826-1743 COFFEE TABLE & 2 end tables, light oak, excellent condition $50. 570-696-4494 COUCH & Loveseat with pillows, country blue plaid, 2 end tables, 2 lamps. 1 matching entertainment center & 32” zenith color TV. Looking to sell entire room, but will consider selling pieces separately. All pieces match & excellent condition. $600. 233-3062. Will email picture upon request.

Looking for the right deal on an automobile? Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions! COUCH with matching loveseat, blue floral tapestry, excellent condition $450. 762-1646 DESKS (3) The Plymouth Historical Society is selling desks. $10. each. 2 are steel, 1 is beige wood l-shaped. All very good condition. You must pick up. We cannot deliver. 570-779-1850 DINING SET rattan 48” glass table top 4 chairs, removable cushions on coasters $375. Dining set 40x60” glass table with bevel edge 4 chairs, upholstered arm, neutral beige $375. Space Saver rattan table 24x42 $275. 570.474.0514 DINING TABLE cherry, 4 upholstered chairs, oval with leaf, protective glass top $400. Futon with mattress light wood $100. 570-287-1029 DISHWASHER May tag, white, 7 years old, good condition $100. 592-4858


JACK IS PAYING TOP DOLLAR !!!!! for gold and silver, diamonds, platinum, watches. Also buying scrap jewelry. Cash on the spot!!!!! We make house calls. 328-3428, 855-7197 or visit us 134 Route 11 Larksville, Pa

WATCH Bradley Davy Crocket square watch, does not work $40. Pocket watch Hanipeen Watch Co. Keystone Co JB Boss 14kt 25 yars old working $175. 574-0271


END TABLES 2 Broyhill & 1 Broyhill sofa table, cherry finish excellent condition asking $125. for all three. Call 570-696-3245.


JAZZY Select Mobility Chair by pride. Never used, but replaced with new batteries. paid $1200 sell $600 obo. 570-466-0239

Say it HERE in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130 LIFT CHAIR by Pride, beautiful brown fabric, like new $400. 570-824-0999

758 Miscellaneous Basket with handles 4”hx16” round, $25. LCorelle Impressions China setting for 4, Herbal pattern, 20 pieces $20. All 3 items never used. 570-826-0830


Mattress Queen P-Top Set New in Plastic Can Deliver $150 570-280-9628

SOFA large country floral pattern by Benchcraft asking $150. obo. 570-542-7588



BULOVA Accutron 1969 vintage$300 570-655-9472


Production/ Operations

BEDROOM SET - 5 piece, cream color with wood tops. $125 or obo. Wood storage bench with pillow top. $75. Oak topped pedestal table. $50. Computer desk, dark oak $150. 570-474-2375 CAMERAs Minolta underwater takes 110 film, Kalimar 3D, Minolta 38 mm. $15. each. 570-235-5216 ENGINE BLOCK ‘65 Corvette with pisttons & cam shaft, casting number 3858180, very good condition $475. 570-430-4054






Free Anytime Pickup 570-301-3602

KENNEL large dogportable with gate. $50. Fan belts for older cars, Made in USA by Gates Corporation, $60. Outdoor woodburning firepit, cast iron, $40. 570-594-4992 LUGGAGE SET 3 piece, black & gray tweed, like new $30. 570-824-6278 PAMPERS women’s 3 packs, $20. 12 count $20. 4 packs bed pads 10 count $20. All for $35. 570-824-6278


Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair


Paint Truck Operators, Line Stripers, Thermalplatic Technicians and General Laborers Please apply Monday, Wednesday or Friday 9am-1pm at 2480 State Rt. 92, Falls Or contact us at 570-388-7040

527 Food Services/ Hospitality

527 Food Services/ Hospitality

Summit Per Diem and Part Time Dietary Aide. All Shifts. Apply in person or contact Bill Glycenfer @ 825-3488 EOE M/F/D/V

Real Estate Processor United One Resources is seeking full time real estate processors. The successful candidates should be able to type a minimum of 50 wpm, possess excellent phone and organizational skills, the ability to multi-task, conscientious with an attention to detail, work in a fast pace environment and successfully meet daily goals. Previous title insurance processing, banking or lending experience preferred but not required. We offer a competitive benefit package. Hours: 10am-6pm.

For consideration, forward your resume to: EOE M/F/D/V 539

RECLINER beige, good condition $30. 570-736-6239 SOFA Berkline, double reclining, excellent condition $225. 570-655-1508

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

758 Miscellaneous BEDLINER: 89 Chevy S10 truck bedliner, standard 6’ cab $15. Gong Show movie DVD $10. 5 storm windows $10. each. New 6 or 12 volt battery charger $25 V6 HEI distributor cap from ‘80 Monte Carlo, very good $15. 570-740-1246

M. Mayo Striping


LAMPS (2) parlor stand up, grey metal & black. $20 each. 570-740-1246

Medical Equipment

HOSPITAL BED, twin size, good condition $175. 430-4054

ENTERTAINMENT center solid oak, leaded glass door, 3 shelves, 2 bottom drawers, solid brass handles 26” opening for TV, like new $75. 570-592-4858

* 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

Machinery & Equipment

GENERATOR Troybuilt, 10HOP, 5500 watts, 8550 starting watts, 4 way electrical splitter, used once. $495. 570-817-8981

DRESSER, 3 drawer, 40”wx17”lx34”tall $25. TV stand 40”wx23”lx25’tall , 2 large windowed cabinets with adjustable shelves $25. 570-235-5216 DRESSERS (3) $60. each. Dining room set, 5 chairs, table with leaf $225. 1 wood trim mirror $30. 1 rocker recliner $30. 1 antique style rocker $100. 1 antique table 2 tier, pie crust $350. 570-822-2641





LEGAL SECRETARY/ PARALEGAL WANTED * AGGRESSIVE * TAKE CHARGE * POLISHED Full position in Luzerne County, PA. Experience preferred in criminal law, personal injury, wills & estates. Must be a motivated team player, punctual, work efficiently & independently. • All resumes are confidential, resumes to:


Production/ Operations


Production/ Operations

Glenn O. Hawbaker, a leading Heavy Construction Services and Products company, is looking to fill the following positions at our Greens Landing Facility located in Milan, PA.

Utility 3 Tri-axle Drivers Laborer General Superintendent Paving Crew Members We offer competitive wages and one of the best benefit packages in the State. To apply, go to our website at GOHCAREERS.COM or visit your local CareerLink office. GOH is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Females and Minorities are encouraged to apply.




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FREE STATE INSPECTION AS LONG AS YOU OWN THE CAR! *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. See salesperson for details. All payments subject to credit approval by the primary lending source, Tier 0 rate. Special APR financing cannot be combined with Ford cash rebate. “BUY FOR” prices are based on 72 month at $18.30 per month per $1000 financed with $2,500 down (cash or trade). Photos of vehicles are for illustration purposes only. Coccia Ford is not responsible for any typographical errors. No Security Deposit Necessary. See dealer for details. Sale ends APRIL 30, 2012.

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

Just Minutes from Scranton or W-B


SUNDAY DISPATCH 758 Miscellaneous


TIRES 3 Toyota 285/505 20 black rhino chrome rims $500. 287-1029


548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

PHYSICAL THERAPIST Dallas Outpatient Clinic:

Full-time Physical Therapist position Monday-Friday

Plains Outpatient Clinic:

Full-time Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant Monday-Friday Competitive salary & benefit package, career ladder and more.

Please contact: Area HR Director Riverside Rehabilitation Phone: 800-517-3422 Fax (570) 824-3517 E-mail: EOE


Production/ Operations


Production/ Operations

758 Miscellaneous

758 Miscellaneous


Pools & Spas

776 Sporting Goods

786 Toys & Games

SNOW TIRES 4 20560R-17” Michelin on wheels. Fits Mazda 3 series. Good for at least one more season. FREE! 570-956-6787

WALL MURAL Tuscany, beautiful, same as the one at local Bartolei Wine place, new in box, $99. LOADHANDLE pickup truck bed unloader, $85. 570-735-2661

LADDER plastic pool ladder for 24’ round pool $10.655-9472

POWER RIDER exercise equipment, nearly new $25. 3 lb hand weights. Hiking shoes women’s size 7 $5. Excellent condition.675-0920

MOTORCYCLE: Indian battery operated children’s motorcycle. Max speed 2.5 MPH. Recommend age 2+ Like new condition. Asking $50. 570-592-1234

Looking for that special place called home? Classified will address Your needs. Open the door with classified! TRUCK CAP. Fiberglass A.R.E. with light. Forest green sliding screen windows & locking door. 76x60. $250 570-574-0680


Musical Instruments

SAXOPHONE in case, very good condition Armstrong $165. 570-574-0271

VACUUM CLEANER The Garry upright with hose attached & tools, 3 extra bags $40. 570-824-0999

TUBE AMP HEAD Marshall JCM600 50 watt master volume & overdrive. sounds great, with footswitch $495. Traynor ycv 40 watt tube combo amp, 1x12 Celestion80 speaker, awesome! $345. Jimi Hendrixstyle octave pedal. Like new. $89. Pro Co turbo rat distortion pedal with box usa $59. Rick 2832552 rick@ wyoming



TV STAND 40”lx 22”wx25”tall, 2 multi shelf, cabinets below with glass doors $25. Flea market items records, cassettes, cds, electronics, tables, chairs & much more. $75. 570-909-7621

Production/ Operations

Production/ Operations Fairchild Semiconductor Mountain Top (NYSE: FCS), the leading global supplier of high performance power products, has immediate job openings for:

POOL: 21’ round with Hayward filter, automatic cleaner, & solar cover. Asking $975. OBO. Great pool, only used 3 seasons. 570-592-7723

776 Sporting Goods BIKE girls 20” pink, used a few times. $45. includes Schwinn water bottle holder. Montana helmet, gloves, elbow/ knee pads $25. Buy all for $70. 735-2661 BIKE RACK: Thule & Yakima Bike racks 1 for SUV or car, 1 fits tow hitch, holds 4 bikes $ 50. each 570-655-9472

ROD & REEL Anglers Touch 7’ 2 piece rod & Zebco Spin Cast Omega Z03 Reel $65. Micro Lite IMG Graphite 8’ 2 piece rod & Shimano Symetre Reel $60. Fenwick 6’ 6” 2 piece rod &d Shimano spinning side Stab Reel $35. 570825-7251 after 5pm

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

786 Toys & Games

FISHING lures”-3tackle boxes, 1 lake Ontario lures, plugs, spoons, flashers etc., full box plus 2 other tackle boxesflatfish, rapalas, spinners, flies all $175. 570-489-2675

BANK atm kids pink, $20. LEAPFROG Leapzone turbo twist spelling wand $10. SPONGEBOB BUNDLE alarm clock & electronic book of 5 games, selling both for $20. TWILIGHT DELUXE Scene it dvd game, $20. 22 KIDS VHS movies lot & VHS stand $2. each or all for $35. Stand is $5. LITTLE TYKES Snacks & Snow cones cart $40. OBO. 735-2661



Don't need that Guitar? Sell it in the Classified Section! 570-829-7130

Education/ Training

Education/ Training

TONKA metal yellow dump truck, sturdy built in excellent condition $10. 570-735-6638


Stereo/TV/ Electronics

TEAC reel to reel tape deck, studio quality includes 30 or more reels of classic music $300. neg. 570-655-9472

TV Sony Wega 27” , flat screen, not flat panel with component inputs. Excellent condition , complete with remote & manual. $150. 570-283-8202


Video Game Systems/Games

Visit for information on additional job openings at the Mountaintop site such as: Fabrication Support Specialist, Human Resources Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Diffusion/CVD Process Engineer and Diffusion/ CVD Technician.


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UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP. No upgrades needed. Includes HW, tile baths, granite & stainless in kitchen. All units have open floor plans. 11-1697 MARCIE 714-9267 Rte. 315 to Oak St. Oak St. to Pittston by-pass. L on bypass to end. L on Main. Insignia Courtyards is on the R.

Beautifully updated 2BR, 1 bath house in desirable Avoca neighborhood. All appliances included. Lots of closet space & great view from backyard. 12-962 ANDREA 714-9244 Traveling N, Main St Avoca, R on McAlpine, L on Grove. House is in the 4th block on right-hand side.

Beautiful 3BR home w/modern eat-in kitchen w/ Island, 1st floor laundry room, FR w/gas FP, 2 full baths & 1 3/4 bath. Finished LL w/FR & gas FP. 2 car garage. Fenced in lot. MATT 714-9229 12-1150

800 PETS & ANIMALS 805

Pair of Green Cheek Conures with cage $150.00 570-902-5330




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pies, vet checked, champion parents, references available. 570-922-4888 or 570-716-4864


1 year old. AKC Registered. $500. Call 570-704-8134


2 year old male. Fenced yard a must! $250. 570-578-5619


Pure Bred & Mixes $400 and up 570-250-9690

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WII GAMING SYSTEM Wii fit, Band Hero, Dance Dance Revolution, 15 Wii games, 2 game controls, Charging station, SD card $350. OBO 570-823-9320

NINTENDO WII with all accessories & games $150. 570-655-9472

Fabrication Specialists (Operators)

Fairchild offers a competitive starting rate of $12.00 per hour (night shift operators receive a shift premium) with a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurances, 401K, educational assistance, and more.

Video Game Systems/Games

Wanna make a speedy sale? Place your ad today 570829-7130.

The successful candidate will be a responsible, flexible, team - oriented individual looking to join our Power Franchise team. Fairchild’s fabrication facility is a laboratory – like processing area, where they are responsible for moving silicon wafers through the various stages of processing necessary to convert them from raw silicon disks into functional integrated circuits. • Must be at least 18 years of age or older • Ability to speak and understand English • Capable of standing at least 50% of the time during a 12-hour shift • Follow and adhere to specific processes and operating procedures • Strong interpersonal skills and capable of working in a team environment • Must possess good written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize work • Capable and willing to cross-train and multi-task • Manufacturing experience is preferred, but not required • High School diploma or equivalent Please send resumes to: Fairchild Semiconductor Attn: Pamela Holderman 125 Crestwood Road • Mountain Top, PA 18707 and/or e-mail:


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


Sweet, affectionate, loving puppies. 5 1/2 months old. Second shots & papers. $300/each. 570-466-2252 570-954-1231

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41 Chestnut Street 7 years old, 4 bedroom plus den, 3 full bath rooms plus one unfinished one, large kitchen, dining room. $155,000 (570)704-6194


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Absolute Masterpiece! This dream home combines great living & excellent entertaining. Enjoy entertaining in the DR, piano rm or grand living. A 1st flr MSTR Ste exercise rm, office & kitchen are all luxurious but perfectly suited for everyday life. CHRISTIAN 585-0614 12-448

Beautiful home & great corner lot. Move right into this 4BR wonderfully spacious home. You will love everything about it! PEG 714-9247 12-890

Destinetive design in the NEW Insignia Ranch. Open floor plan, granite & stainless steel, HW & tile floors, full walk-out basements. MARCIE 714-9267 12-1209

PRICE REDUCTION! Unique 2BR Ranch with HW throughout. Amenities include: 24.9x34 recreation room, surround sounds, 24" above ground heated pool, Trex deck, detached fully equipped building can be additional 2 car garage or workshop. MARIE 881-0103 12-354

Move-in ready! LR, DR, eat-in kitchen, 1st flr laundry. Generous room sizes, high ceilings, newer roof & gutters. MARY D 696-0730 12-1088

Great home in pretty neighborhood. Buy now & enjoy the C/A, fenced yard & pool this summer! TRACY 696-0723 OR LORI 585-0627 12-881

Pristine gem! Totally renovated from studs up. 2BR, 1.5 bath, HW floors, 2 car garage, private patio, new eat-in kitchen. Bonus room on 3rd floor! LESLIE 696-0841 12-401

Lovely 3BR home with large kitchen in a nice neighborhood. 1st floor laundry & bonus room on 2nd floor! MARY M. 714-9274 11-3825

3BR, 1.5 bath 1/2 double needs some work. Priced to sell "as-is". 2 porches, house is fully carpeted. SUSAN K. 696-0872 11-4075

Beautiful new 2story w/all the extras in a wonderful community! Large lot & many great features. Come & see! LISA 715-9335 10-2209

Perfect for Contractor/Handyman torn down to studs. New 200amp service cleaned & ready for you to finish or flip. LESLIE 696-0841 12-396

Well maintained 3BR, 2 bath home with private drive. Living room w/fireplace. Large level lot with above ground pool. JEN K. 715-9350 12-788

2-Story, 3BR home w/spacious room sizes on a very large lot. Oversized 24x27 garage w/loft area. Ample parking & sunroom. DEBORAH ROCCOGRANDI 696-6671 12-397

Complete remodel. Everthing new in this cute Ranch. Modern kitchen w/granite counters, new roof, siding, windows, electric & plumbing. MARCIE 714-9267 12-323

A little bit of updating will make this a wonderful place to call home. Move-in ready. Beautiful neighborhood. TRACY 696-0723 OR MARK 696-0724 12-1079

End-unit Townhome with finished lower level, fresh paint, brand new carpet, fenced yard, security system & home warranty! LISA 715-9335 11-3723

WILDFLOWER VILLAGE - Treat yourself to Townhouse living in this 3BR, 1.5 bath middle unit w/ finished lower level, C/A & fenced rear patio area. KIM 585-0600 11-4491

Well maintained double block-great location, gas heat, large room sizes, 2 story, detached 1 car garage. Make an appt today! 11-4165 DEBORAH K. 696-0886

Live on one side while the other helps pay the mortgage! Remodeled double with many upgrades. Must see! 11-862 TINA 714-9277

2nd floor move-in ready 1st floor needs renovating. All expenses can be covered with only one unit rented. 11-4499 TRACY Z. 696-0723

Prime location on former Convention Hall. Zoned Highway Business. Wonderful opportunity for Professional Offices, Bank or other development possibilities. Parking for 100+ cars. Great visibility. 11-3654 MARGY 696-0891

Spacious Ranch w/5BRs & great private pool area for summer relaxation. AMIE 715-9333 11-1213

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MOUNTAINTOP Renovated 3 bedroom, 2 story on corner lot. New roof & windows. New kitchen, carpeting & paint. Hardwood floors, gas fireplace & garage. All appliances included. A MUST SEE. $119,000. 570-457-1538 Leave Message

BACK MOUNTAIN Centermorland

529 SR 292 E For sale by owner Move-in ready. Well maintained. 3 - 4 bedrooms. 1 ¾ bath. Appliances included. 2.87 acres with mountain view. For more info & photos go to: Search homes in Tunkhannock. $275,000. Negotiable For appointment, call: 570-310-1552

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12pm-5pm

362 Susquehanna Ave Completely remodeled, spectacular, 2 story Victorian home, with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, new rear deck, full front porch, tiled baths and kitchen, granite countertops, all Cherry hardwood floors throughout, all new stainless steel appliances and lighting, new oil furnace, washer dryer in first floor bath. Great neighborhood, nice yard. $174,900 (30 year loan, $8,750 down, $887/month, 30 years @ 4.5%) 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490

Move right into this beautiful 4 bedroom home in desirable Rockledge development. Many upgrades & features including modern kitchen with granite countertops, 22x20 great room, 2 fireplaces, new paint, carpet, gorgeous 2 tier deck & much more. $245,000. For more information or to schedule a viewing please Call 570-242-5381

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Featured on WNEP’s Home & Backyard. Move right into this 3 bedroom, 2 bath immaculate home with custom maple eat in kitchen, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, Jacuzzi tub, 2 fireplaces, abundance of storage leading outside to a private sanctuary with deck/pergola & Koi pond. Off street parking. MUST SEE. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-733 $189,900 Call Keri 570-885-5082



DUPONT Completely remodeled, modern 2 bedroom townhouse style apartment. Lots of closet space, with new carpets and completely repainted. Includes stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer hook up. Nice yard & neighborhood, no pets. $595 + security. Call 570-479-6722


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

DURYEA/PITTSTON 2 bedrooms, gas

heat, washer & dryer hookup, tile kitchen & bath. Large yard. $545 + utilities, security & references. Call 570-840-4534

$159,900 Good visibility commercial location. Room for up to 3 businesses! Also has 2 apartments., off-street parking for 8 w/ possibility. of much more in rear. Great for Beauty/Nail Salon, Fitness Studio, Shop, and Garage type businesses. Call CHRISTINE KUTZ for more information. 570-332-8232


175 Oak Street NEW FURNANCE 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1st floor laundry room, 3 season porch, fenced yard and off street parking. MLS#12-721 $89,000 Call Patti 570-328-1752 Liberty Realty & Appraisal Services LLC

MOUNTAINTOP LAND Level building lot.

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12pm-5pm

52 Barber Street Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in the heart of the town. With new carpets, paint, windows, doors and a modern kitchen and bath. Sale includes all appliances: refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Nice yard and superb neighborhood. Priced to sell at $89,900 or $433.00 per month (bank rate; 30 years, 4.25%, 20% down). Owner also willing to finance 100% of transaction with a qualified cosigner. Call Bob at 570-654-1490

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


Birchwood hills, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 story family room with fireplace, finished basement, built in pool, $399,900 (570)824-2471

DOUBLE BLOCK Easily converts to

single home. New roof, electric, windows & 2 car garage. Remodeled. 66 x 100 feet, fenced lot, $130,000. 570-693-2408

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

1/2 acre, 100 ft frontage, all utilities including gas. $42,900 Call 570-417-4177 Ready for construction.

EXETER 850 SQ. FT. 2nd Story apartment for rent. 1086 Wyoming Ave Apt A 1 Bedroom/1Bath/ Living room/full Kitchen. New exterior doors with locks. Cleaned before showing. Private off street parking space included. Right on Wyoming Ave in the middle of town. Great Area. $475 a month. Water and Sewer included. you just pay electrical and your garbage sticker. Call Charlie at 570-760-7504 for showings and details.


7 acres - was $79,900, NOW $59,900. Woods, meadows, over 400’ waterfront1 Canoe, Fish, Swim! Terms available! 3 to choose from! 888-793-7762 Hurry!

915 Manufactured Homes


EXETER First floor,

(Formerly Pocono Park) and San Souci Park. Like new, several to choose from, Financing &Warranty, Call (570)250-2890


E. W alnut St. 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


Beautiful, oversized executive style apartment in large historic home. Two bedrooms, one bath, granite kitchen, hardwood floors, dining room, living room, basement storage, beautiful front porch, washer/ dryer. $1,200 monthly plus utilities. No pets. No smoking. Call 570-472-1110


912 Lots & Acreage Highland Hills 8 Patrick Road Magnificent custom built tudor home with quality throughout. Spacious 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 story living room with fireplace and library loft. Dining room, family room and 3 season sunroom which overlooks professionally landscaped grounds with gazebo and tennis/basketball court. Lower level includes recreation room, exercise room and 3/4 bath. Enjoy this serene acre in a beautiful setting in Highland Hills Development. Too many amenities to mention. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-723 $399,900 Call Terry 570-885-3041 Angie 570-885-4896

Apartments/ Unfurnished

Available April 1 New 3 room apartment. All utilities included except electric. No smoking & no pets. $650 + security and references. Furnished or unfurnished. Call 570-954-1200

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

1 bedroom. Freshly painted, washer/dryer hook-up. $425/ month + utilities. Security required. NO PETS. 570-477-6018 leave message.


Very nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath double wide in quiet country setting. $20,000. Financing available Call 717-439-7716


Renovated 1st floor, 2 bedroom apartment. New carpeting and paint. Fridge & stove. Water Included. $600 + security & utilities. Call 570-240-6620 or 570-388-6503

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

2 bedroom, 1 bath. All New Off Street Parking Dining Room or Office Brand New Hardwood Floors & Tile Floors Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer Hookup $725. + utilities Double Security

Visit Us BOVO Rentals 570-328-9984


1st floor 1 bedroom apartment with detached garage in a great location. Hardwood floors. Appliances included. Shared washer / dryer. Large yard. Landlord pays heat, water, WVSA & Garbage. Tenants responsible for electric, cable & phone. $800 + security & references. 570-371-3271


1st floor. 1 bedroom. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED! Off street parking. Fresh paint. NO PETS $525 + security 570-477-6018 leave message


Spacious 1 bedroom 1st floor. New carpeting, gas range and fridge included. Garage parking, no dogs. References and security required. $450/mo. Water, sewer, garbage fee incl. Tenant pays gas and electric 570-696-3596





If you are someone who is not able to get to a Salon to have your hair cut, colored, or permed. Call 570-655-8639

Stucco, parging, foundations, sidewalks, driveways, cellars, hauling, g, All Concrete Work Insured. Licensed.

I RETURN ALL CALLS! 570-457-5849

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CHRIS LATONA General Contractor

Ceramic Tile Work - Kitchens - Bathrooms - Garages - Replacement Windows - New Homes - Additions - Doors Complete Remodeling FREE Estimates - Insured

457-8145 or 655-0777

Quality Works at Affordable Prices PA008322

JOHN PREGMON CONSTRUCTION Complete Home Remodeling, Kitchens, Baths, Drywall, Windows, Siding & Roofs.



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


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Apartments/ Unfurnished

Mayflower Crossing Apartments 570.822.3968 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms



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

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2 or 3 bedroom, 1st floor, full kitchen. Heat included, no pets. $650 + 1 month security. Call 570-451-1038

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Green Ridge Area Modern, nice, clean. Fresh paint, new carpet. 3 bedrooms (1 small) living room, kitchen, bath, & laundry room. $575, includes sewer. No pets. 570-344-3608 or 973-541-0686


AVAILABLE MAY 1 2nd floor. Bright & cheery. One bedroom. Quiet building & neighborhood. Includes stove, refrigerator, heat, water, sewer & trash. No smoking. No pets. Security, references & credit check. $595/month Call (570) 609-5133



Rte. 315 1,000 & 3,800 Sq. Ft. WILL DIVIDE OFFICE / RETAIL Call 570-829-1206


WEST WYOMING 1st floor, 1 bed-

30-60 day availability FORTY FORT WYOMING AVE

room, $450 per month + utilities. No pets, no smoking. Call 570-693-1000

“America Realty” Rentals Lease one or more “divided/ small shoppes”.

WEST WYOMING 425 West 8th Street


3 bedroom, 2nd floor apartment, off street parking, washer & dryer hookup, no pets. $550 + security & utilities. Call 570-822-7657

Commercial Properties


2nd floor, 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, refrigerator, stove & microwave. washer/dryer, off-street parking, no pets, $750/month, utilities and wi-fi included. No smoking. Available May 1st. 570-905-6865

New 1st floor, 2 bedroom with off street parking, washer/dryer hook up, stove. No pets. $550/mo + security. Sewer & garbage included, other utilities by tenant. 570-760-0458

Starting @ $550 2 years, 500/600 approximate sq. ft. Inquiries apply:



Lawn Care, Clean Ups, Hedge Trimming and Removal, Retaining Walls, Gravel, Stone, Soil, Mulch, Planting Curb Stone, New Lawns, Seeding, Pressure Washing, Drainage, Grading, Plus Much More!

Call 570-766-1785 P.A. Landscaping & Lawn Services, Inc. Serving NEPA for 24 Years Complete Landscaping Design & Lawn Maintenance Free Estimates/Fully Insured 570-287-4780

Half Doubles


2 bedrooms, off street parking, stove & refrigerator, washer / dryer. No pets. Non smoking. $450 + utilities, security & references. Call Mark 570-262-2896

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Local & long distance moves. Residential, Offices & Institutional moves. (570) 299-7852


Bruce Moluski 570-457-1840


JERSEY BOYS Wed. April 11th $150 (Front Mezz) WICKED Wed. May 2nd $169 (Orchestra) LION KING Wed. June 13th $175 (Orchestra)

CALL ROSEANN @ 655-4247 Overnight Junket to Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal!

Tuesday, April 10 & 11

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

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


Half Doubles


30+ DAY





Apartments/ Unfurnished


PA# HIC EA 18685



KINGSTON Sprague Ave.

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


Building & Remodeling

1st. Quality Construction Co.

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

Senior Citizens Discount!


DUPLEX This beautiful, completely renovated 2 bedroom luxury apartment could be yours! All new high end amenities include: hardwood floors, gorgeous maple kitchen cabinets with granite countertops & stainless steel appliances. Spacious great room with gas fireplace. Stacked washer/dryer. All new tile bath. Large screened-in porch. Many large, convenient closets. Central A/C. New gas heating system. Huge attic for storage. “Must See!” $850 + utilities, lease & security. NO PETS. Call for appointment. 570-793-6294

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Roofing, Home Renovating. Garages, Kitchens, Baths, Siding and More! Licensed and Insured. FREE ESTIMATES!! 570-388-0149 PA040387

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Chimney Service


Cleaning & Maintainence

953 Houses for Rent


Large single family home. 4 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, huge family room & fenced yard, off street parking, pets OK on approval. $1000 + security. Tenant pays utilities. Call

570-592-7918 EDWARDSVILLE 150 Green St.

Newly remodeled ranch, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Handicap accessible. Corner lot with nice yard. $1100. monthly plus own utilities (570) 283-0587


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


Desirable Lexington Village Nanticoke, PA Many ranch style homes. 2 bedrooms $900 + electric only


SWOYERSVILLE Completely remodeled Large 2 story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, single family home including refrigerator, stove, dishwasher & disposal. Gas heat, nice yard, good neighborhood,. Off street parking. Shed. No pets. $995 / month. 570-479-6722

WILKES-BARRE 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Full kitchen, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, no pets. $675/ month, plus utilities & security. Call 570-760-8116


VICTORIAN 5 bedroom. 1.5 baths. Ad #547




We would love to clean your home. We clean around your schedule. We clean weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly. We also do one time cleaning. Call Eddie 570-677-0344 or online at www. empresacleaning. com



WYOMING VALLEY PROPERTY MGT. Mini-Excavating /Hauling Stone, mulch, topsoil, etc. Lawn care. Reasonable rates. 570-466-4176


Hauling & Trucking

ALWAYS READY HAULING Moving, Deliveries, Property & Estate Cleanups, Attics, Cellars, Yards, Garages, Construction Sites, Flood Damage & More. CHEAPER THAN A DUMPSTER!! Free Metal Removal Free Estimates 570-301-3754



NEPA LONG TERM CARE AGENCY Long Term/Short Term Care Products Life Insurance Tax Deferred Annuities Medicare Supplement Plans Dental/Vision Estate Planning Ideas 570-580-0797 FREE CONSULT

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Lawn Care


NEEDED: Strong Female willing to care for disabled woman in exchange for Room / Board and $200 monthly spending money. Call 570-822-2051




Roommate Wanted


To share 3 bedroom apartment. All utilities included. $300/month 570-212-8332

974 Wanted to Rent Real Estate


& Surrounding Areas Female construction worker needs room to rent as soon as possible till July. Serious Inquiries Only. Call 570-560-2325 after 7pm

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