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Patch section of Jenkins Twp. hit hard by flood.

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And that would be the end of that. And, for the record, bringing home the bacon brought my dad no special consideration. Mom was his boss as much as she was ours. She earned her position by taking the contents of the weekly pay envelope, which Dad promptly handed over every Friday, and working miracles with it. Dad may have wondered how she pulled it off, but he knew better than to ask. Thoughts of stay-at-home moms – standard for my generation, we Baby Boomers who were youngsters in the ‘50s and early ‘60s, and for every generations before us – were brought to mind, of course, by the illadvised comment last week of Democratic National Committee consultant Hilary Rosen that Mitt Romney’s wife Ann “never worked a day in her life.” Ann Romney promptly responded that she made a choice

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to stay at home and raise five boys, and Democrats, from the President right on down, ran from Rosen faster that kids fleeing a swimming pool upon hearing that a tyke in the shallow end had a “little accident.” I pay attention to presidential politics with the same detached amusement I felt for what NFL team was going to land Peyton Manning. Neither one has much of an affect on my personal life. Not like my stay-at-home mom, that’s for sure. Like Ann Romney, my mom also raised five kids – in her case, three boys and two girls – but the similarities end there. Ann Romney could no more relate to my mom than her husband could to my dad. There’s no blame in that statement, and no judgment, and certainly no politics. It’s just the way it is. I never fully appreciated my mom’s plight nor her skills until, lost in reverie at her funeral, I saw myself sitting with

her at our kitchen table, sunlight bathing the room on a summer’s afternoon when I was about ten years old. The memory brought a smile to my face then and does now as I write about it. Moments earlier that day, Mom had handed me a quarter and sent me to the neighborhood store, just a few doors away, with directions to buy a bottle of 7-Up and a pint of vanilla ice cream. The soda was probably a nickel and the ice cream 20 cents. And the quarter, I suspect, was all she had in her apron pocket that day. She made two ice cream sodas and we sat side by side sipping them and chatting. I’ve returned to that scene over and over wondering where on earth my brothers and sisters could have been that day and realizing that if they had been home, there would have been no ice cream sodas. Mom could not have provided such a rare treat for all of us at once, so,

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I’ve come to realize, she seized her opportunities. God bless that dear woman. My dad, off at work, was undoubtedly unaware of such lovingly crafted moments. His reward for providing a stay-athome mom was a wax paperwrapped baloney sandwich and a thermos of coffee in his lunch pail and a hot meal waiting at the end of the day with the freshly washed smiling faces of his kids all around the table. My dad called lunch dinner and our evening meal supper, and after supper, as Mom did the dishes and we did our homework, he would sit down with his pack of unfiltered Camels and the evening paper. I can imagine him reading the words “Ann Romney never worked a day in her life” and I know exactly what he’d say: “If you ask me, it’s Mitt who never worked a day in his life.” To which my mom, bless her heart, caught up in her own little world, probably would have responded, “Who’s Mitt?”

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My dad – farm boy with an 8th grade education, Bronze star recipient for service in World War II, and blue collar worker all his life – never earned more than $10,000 a year. Mitt Romney makes $10,000 bets. But the two of them have something in common: each provided their kids with a stay-at-home mom. I suspect the sacrifice was a lot greater for my dad. But he didn’t see it that way. Neither did most men of his generation. A second income from a working wife was not something they ever considered. It was a dad’s role to be the breadwinner and a mom’s to run the household and take care of the kids. That, in their view, was how things were meant to be and they saw no flaw in it. If someone were to say to my dad back then “You know, if your wife went to work you could buy a second car,” he’d answer, “What for, so she could drive it to work?”

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At best, only 9 of 30 flooded homes may be occupied again By Jack Smiles

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Andrew Janiga points to where his garage used to stand next to the Jenkins Township house where he was born and lived for 82 years. He and his wife Carmella are not moving back. PHOTOS BY JACK SMILES

cludes River Road, will receive higher priority due to repetitive flooding,” Jones said. “At 28 feet, 80 to 90 percent are flooded. At 32 feet, it’s well into the first floor.” But Jones can’t predict what the outcomes will be. “I don’t have control of it,” he said, “and it’s tough to say they will buy out all of them.” The buyouts, if they happen, will be based on the assessed value. Homes where homeowners have moved back in are still eligible for mitigation. In such a case, the buy out price would be the assessed value plus the improvement cost, so homeowners do not lose money. Jones said all the affected homeowners were advised to file property tax appeals. About a dozen of those who filed have hearings scheduled where they may win tax reduction or forgiveness. See PATCH, Page 4

Above, the note below this sign is a likely reaction to copper thefts in the area. Right, a third of the homes in the Patch bear this sign: This building is unsafe and its use or occupancy has been prohibited by the building inspector.

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hile West Pittston has its West Pittston Tomorrow, the Patch section of Port Blanchard, Jenkins Township may have no tomorrow. Granted the damage in the Patch from last September’s flood was on a much smaller scale than West Pittston where one-third of the town and 800 homes were affected, but 100 percent of the Patch was flooded. In essence a set-off village of 30 homes on three streets – Tennant, Miller, Jennings – the Patch is bordered by the Reading and Northern Railroad bed on one side and undeveloped wooded areas on three sides. All of the homes were flooded on the first floor with water reaching the second floor on several. The river didn’t just rise in the patch, it raged, tearing away foundations, creating sink holes and collapsing buildings. More than one-third of the homes were declared unsafe for occupancy. Jenkins Township manager Bob Jones said the township helped the Patch homeowners apply for mitigation, or government buyouts, through FEMA. “Our code officer did computer assessments as per FEMA’s canned software,” Jones said. Two rounds of assessments have been made. The decisions on the first round of mitigations, those of the most severely damaged homes, are expected soon. State Rep. Mike Carroll, who has followed the situation in the Patch, said he would have expected the first round to have been completed by now. In the immediate aftermath of the flood, Carroll spoke with Jim Brozena, the head of the county’s Flood Protection Authority, and they agreed most or all of the homes in the Patch should be mitigated because of repetitive flooding. Jones said the frequency of the flooding as well as the severity of damage from the most recent flood both matter in mitigation assessments. “To a great degree the Port (Blanchard) section, and that in-

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Is it trash or treasure? Find out Saturday Pittston antique businessmen offering collectible evaluations in Wilkes-Barre By Jack Smiles

jsmiles@psdispatch.com Wonder what that 1950s Rocky Glenn postcard or that wooden chassis table top radio is worth? Ryan Ksiezopolski and Mark Williamson, proprietors of Yore Antiques at 24 South Main St., Pittston may have the answer. A “Trash or Treasure” event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at the Senior Care of Plains Adult Day Care Center in Plaza 315 at 122 Hwy. 315, Wilkes-Barre (across from Trion Industries and near the Woodlands) where Ksiezopolski and Williamson will offer free evaluations of antiques and collectables. The two may also offer to pur-

I F YO U G O … . What: “Trash or Treasure event When: Sat., Apr. 21, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Senior Care of Plains Adult Day Care Center, Plaza 315, 122 Hwy. 315, Wilkes-Barre Info: 823-5161

chase select items. Though they will evaluate any items brought to the event, the men are especially interested in antique furniture, (bring photos of larger items); silver dollars, other silver coins and pre-1965 coins and vintage Pittston and local Wyoming Valley items. Lisa Schmidt, of Pittston, director of admissions at the Plains Adult Day Care Center, came up with the idea. “It’s an Antique Road Show kind of event,” she said. “It’s just a fun way to get some people to come to the center.” Though Schmidt didn’t know Ksiezopolski and Williamson until a few months ago when the trio began planning the event, she did know about Yore Antiques and called and talked to Ksiezopolski about her idea. “He thought it was a great idea and we got together and made it happen,” she said of the antique dealer. Entertainment and refreshments will be available. Call 823-5161 for more information and directions.

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Some seven months after the water went down, most of the 30 homes in the Patch remain abandoned. At best, nine homes will be occupied again. Five residents have moved back with another four working toward that goal Renters just walked away. Many of the senior citizens didn’t have the wherewithal, money or support needed for cleanouts and have not returned. On Friday, Frank Bennett, his father Kurt, a carpenter, and his uncle Dave Lord, a plumber and electrician, worked on Frank’s house at 21 Miller Street. Asked why he and his wife Stephanie are moving back in their Patch home, Frank said, “We don’t have a choice. We have a mortgage and no flood insurance.” The work includes foundation work. In the interim the Bennetts are living in a FEMA trailer on Jumper Road in Plains.

Standing in front of his home on Friday, the last house on Jennings Street, 82-year-old Andrew Janiga said he and his wife Carmella will not be moving back. They are living in Infantino Towers in Pittston. He stopped by to check on the home because he heard the copper tubing had been stolen from 11 of the homes. “Five times,” he said gesturing with his finger spread referring to the number of times his house was flooded. “We can’t take it anymore. This last one really did it. I lived here all my live. I was born in this house. My garage went down. The patio out back is gone.” Janiga’s house is listed in the second phase of mitigation. Three houses up on Jennings, Shawn Coolbaugh stands in front of his house which, with green grass and lawn ornaments,

Ryan Ksiezopolski, left, co-owner of Yore Antiques in Pittston, shows off an Iny Raham mantle clock while Lisa Schmidt, director of administration and marketing program specialist at Senior Care Centers of America, displays an antique stoneware Dutch pitcher.

looks like it was not flooded, though it was, to 7 1/2 feet. Coolbaugh amazed everyone with the speed with which he fixed his home. He is months ahead of his neighbors. “Work, work, hard work,” he said. “Got to keep moving forward, you can never stop.” He and his wife Julie Anne lived in their camper in their yard powered by a generator while they worked on the house. Coolbaugh has been in the Patch 11 years and has not lived through a flood before and isn’t living in fear of it happening again. His home has been restored pretty much to its original condition right down to the fishmotif mailbox which was found a half-mile away near Saylor Avenue in Plains and returned to him by Andy Partash, proprietor of Brews Brothers, a nearby bar. Shawn Coolbaugh was way ahead of the curve restoring his home, including the mailbox which was found one-half mile away.

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Rep. Carroll explores concept of using 1 percent sales tax to fund projects As state and federal funding continues to decrease in a number of areas, those in power have a choice of either finding ways to work with their new budgets or getting creative. State Representative Mike Carroll, D-118, has chosen the latter. Carroll organized a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing at Pittston Area High School on April 12 to discuss alternative options the state can explore to create more funding for transportation. “Normally, the conversation relative to transportation funding is around fees on drivers licenses or vehicle registration or an increase in the gasoline tax,” explained Carroll. “The hearing today was to provide an alternative to those two scenarios, where the voters know in advance projects that can be done. The voters chose to fund those projects with a sales tax and when those projects are done, that tax expires.” The idea was inspired by Doug Callaway, executive director of the Georgia Transportation Alliance. Callaway was on hand at the hearing to explain a referendum being proposed in Georgia that would divide the state into 12 special tax districts, allowing each district to approve a 1 percent sales tax for 10 years to be used for local transportation pro-

jects. If more money is generated than needed, the tax would end. “In the end, it’s not a complicated subject,” said Carroll. “Everybody understands roads and bridges, 99 percent of people have a car or have driven somewhere, not too many people in our corner of the world rely on mass transit exclusively, and so I think people have a full understanding. They also understand that gas is $4 a gallon and they’re not interested in adding anymore to the gas, the price of gasoline, and so this is an option that doesn’t affect the price of gasoline.” The Georgia Transportation Act will go before voters this July. “It’s something worth looking at. Whether or not it’s going to be the solution that remains to be seen, but it’s definitely something worth looking at,” said state Representative Sid Michaels. Michaels was one of several state representatives in attendance at the hearing. Carroll admitted that, if a policy like this were to be adopted in Pennsylvania, it wouldn’t be the state’s sole solution to the transportation funding issue, but it could be the start. George Roberts, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) District Four executive director, testified at the hearing. District 4 is comprised of six counties, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Wayne, Susquehanna and

Doug Callaway, executive director of the Georgia Transportation Alliance, speaks at a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing at Pittston Area High School on April 12 to discuss alternative options to transportation funding. PHOTO BY DON MCGLYNN

Wyoming. Roberts explained that in August 2011, the secretary of transportation’s Transportation Funding Advisory Committee reported that PennDOT’s combined unmet needs totaled approximately $3.5 billion per year. The region’s annual funding shortfall is $125 million per year. Putting a policy in place similar to Callaway’s, which keeps all the money raised from the sales tax in the region where it was

raised, would create additional funds and help combat that shortfall. There is also the hope that more funding would also create more job opportunities. “Our company employs roughly 1,000 employees in the state of Pennsylvania,” said Mark Snyder, president of Pennsy Supply Incorporated. “Doubling of the program for transportation funding…we create roughly 600 to 800 new jobs, de-

West Pittston Tomorrow meeting Monday Flood recovery project at crucial halfway point “We’ve had such a wonderful response from residents who gave us ideas that are exciting and forward-looking We’ve taken all those projects, fine-tuned them, and are crafting them into a format that will help us get support and funds. But before going any further we want to know that we’re on the right track.” That’s what West Pittston residents will be asked at Monday night’s Open House which will be held from 7 to 8:30 at the

Montgomery Avenue School Cafeteria in West Pittston. There will be no formal presentation. Residents are encouraged to come at their convenience and stay as long as they can. Over 100 people joined West Pittston Tomorrow’s six committees at a public meeting on March 19 and have been working weekly since then to analyze and sift through the data collected at a town meeting held earlier in March. The committees have

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West Pittston Tomorrow has reached the crucial halfway point in drawing up plans for the borough’s long-term recovery from the September flood. West Pittston Tomorrow’s committees will hold an Open House on Monday, April 16 to solicit West Pittston residents’ comments on the projects and programs being considered. “This is a very important meeting for us,” said Judy Aita, West Pittston Tomorrow chair.

tried to determine which projects and proposals are the most feasible and best for the borough’s long-term recovery from the September flooding. The six committees - communication and outreach, housing, business development, natural and cultural resources, infrastructure and mitigation and public safety - have about 50 projects which will be displayed around the cafeteria. Committee members will be on hand to explain the projects and solicit addition-

pending on how the balance of how money is spent in the state of Pennsylvania.” In addition to new jobs, Snyder estimates his company would spend an estimated $350 million that would be returned to the state of Pennsylvania, which would create more jobs connected with construction outside the ones. Carroll said the next step in making the policy a reality is drafting a bill that mirrors the Georgia proposal. He hopes to have the draft completed in the next 30 days.

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Judge Burke speaker for Salvation Army’s 100th Michael and Sandy Insalaco to be honored at dinner marking SA’s century of service Judge Thomas Burke will be the principal speaker when the Salvation Army notes its 100th anniversary in West Pittston with a banquet on Thursday, May 10, at Saint Anthony’s Center, Exeter. 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 at the dinner which is open to the public. 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 www.salvationarmy-usaeast.org. Arrangements for tickets, at $50 per person, or program ads can also be made through committee members Anthony Grieco, Ann Marie Adonizio, Rose Ferentino Grimes and Frank Casarella. Full page program ads are available at $150 with half page ads at $75, quarter page at $40 and patron listings at $25. Camera ready ads and dinner reservations, along with checks in the appropriate amount, may be sent to: Major Sheryl Hershey, 214 Luzerne Avenue PO Box 3004 West Pittston, PA 18643. Dinner includes choice of prime rib, chicken marsala or filet of flounder. Hors d’oeuvres will be from 6 to 7 p.m. with dinner at 7.

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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Deadline for program ads in April 20. Deadline for dinner reservations is May 1. Major Hershey said there are banquet sponsorships available at the platinum level ($1,000 and above); gold ($750 to $999) and silver ($500 to $749). 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

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WP Tomorrow al comments and suggestions. The projects range from West Pittston residents’ overarching concern for flood protection to projects for vacant and abandoned lots and for historical preservation. A website will be ready soon. After Monday’s meeting, the committees have less than a month to write the final version before presenting the plan to West Pittston residents as well as federal, state and local officials

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at a town meeting tentatively set for May 21. The committees continue to stress that West Pittston Tomorrow is for all residents, not just flood victims as the resulting plans will affect the lives of all borough residents. FEMA’s long-term community recovery team has been working with West Pittston Tomorrow to draw up the plan and find agencies that can make the dreams a reality.

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Valley Lodge pancake and sausage breakfast today Carl Bernstein, famed Watergate journalist, speaks Tuesday at Misericordia Valley Lodge No. 499, West Pittston, will hold a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, April 15, at Four Seasons Golf Course Dining Hall, Slocum Street, Exeter. Eggs, sausage and pancakes will be served with coffee, tea and juice. Price is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children under 12. For more information, log on towww.lodge499.comto see more upcoming events. Travel show today

Stucker Tours will host its Annual Travel Show at 1:30 p.m. today, April 15, at The Jenkins Township Hose Company in Port Griffith. 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 to 1:30 p.m. There will be door prizes and refreshments will be served. With every deposit there will be a chance to win a free trip for two to New York City. A 50/50 drawing will benefit The Luzerne County SPCA, as will a donation box for pet items. 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, Wyoming Avenue, Exeter. For more information, call Ky Lazzari at 825-2648. Berstein to speak

The inaugural Dr. Midori Yamanouchi Lecture Series at Misericordia University is presenting famed journalist and author

Carl Bernstein for the presentation, “His Holiness, John Paul II,’’ on Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. Tickets for the event are free, but seating is limited. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Misericordia University Cultural Events Box Office at (570) 674-6719 or the remaining available tickets can be picked up at the lobby box office up to 10 minutes prior to the show. A question-and-answer session follows immediately after his presentation. Bernstein will also participate in a book signing and autograph session following the conclusion of the event. In the early 1970s, Bernstein and Bob Woodward broke the Watergate scandal for The Washington Post and set the standard for modern investigative reporting, for which they and newspaper were awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Together, they also wrote two classic best sellers: “All the President’s Men,’’ which was turned into a movie starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman, about the coverage of the Watergate story; and “The Final Days,’’ that outlined the denouement of the Nixon presidency. In the 1990s, Bernstein turned his attention to one of the towering figures of the age, Pope John Paul II, resulting in the groundbreaking papal biography, “John Paul II and the History of Our Time.’’ The book, co-authored

with Vatican journalist Marco Politi and published in 1996 by Doubleday, was the first to detail the Pope’s pivotal, and often secret, role in the fall of communism. Bernstein’s most recent book is the national bestseller, “A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton,’’ published in 2007. It was acclaimed as “a model of political biography’’ by the Los Angeles Times, “balanced and convincing’’ by the New York Times and chosen by Amazon.com readers as one of the 10 best books of the year. PHS Class of 1957

The committee planning the a reunion for the 55th anniversary of the graduating class 1957 Pittston High School will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 at Tony’s City Line Plaza. Plans are in progress for the reunion to be held on Sept. 2 at Fox Hill County Club which will be informal (no jeans). A mass will be held on Saturday, Sept. l with an ice-breaker to follow. Coast Guard Vets

The NEPA Coast Guard Veterans Assoc. will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 at the Dallas American Legion Post at 672 Memorial Hwy., Dallas. Call Neil Morrison at 288-6817 for additional information.

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The Jenkins Township Class of ’51 Lunch Bunch will meet at noon on Thursday, April 19 Andy’s Diner, River Road, Plains.

NEPA Networkers will network current members and newcomers from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 at the Best Western Plus East Mountain Inn & Suites, 2400 East End Blvd. Cost is $15 with a cash bar.

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Frances Slocum State Park kicks off the Keystone Active Zone program at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25 with a walk along part of Larch Tree Trail to look for signs of spring. Participants should meet in the gravel parking area at the bottom of campground road which is not suitable for baby strollers. See BRIEFS, Page 27

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That's Katie Perugini, left, on the cover of Valley Magazine, a publication in State College. Katie, of West Wyoming, was president of the Wyoming Area Class of 2008.

“The first thing you notice about Katie Perugini is that she’s short. The second is the bouncy, dirty blond curls. The third is that she’s shaking your hand. The fourth thing, if you’re still keeping track, is that you’re smiling.” That’s the lead paragraph in the Valley Magazine cover story about Katie Perugini, of West Wyoming. Katie was the president of the Wyoming Area class of 2008. Today, she’s a public relations major at Penn State where she serves as president of the Lion Ambassadors. Ambassadors are students adept at walking backwards while talking rapidly, leading tours of the Penn State campus for prospective students and their parents. The ambassadors also organize and run on-campus events. Katie interned with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 2010 during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Katie is 4’11’’ and, while she

admitted in the magazine story she is sometimes insecure about her shortness, she also said, “When someone underestimates you, you can use it to your advantage. I think it’s really motivated me throughout my life.” Valley Magazine is described as “Penn State’s Life and Style Magazine.” Aging Agency recognizes locals The Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming Counties at its annual Mature Worker Program breakfast Friday honored two local people. Craig Lukatch the Executive Director of the Greater Pittston YMCA and Anne Hogya Head Librarian of the Pittston Library were recognized for hiring mature workers. The Y and the Library were training sites for the Mature Worker Program and both hired workers after the training.

On April 3, the musical group Twelve Twenty Four was presented with an award from the White Haven Center. The Respect Award is presented to the individual, group or organization who most symbolizes admiration and value for people with disabilities. The award presentation stated, “This group of world class individuals are a little taste of heaven. Their efforts are as close to perfection as anyone can get. Not only are they extremely talented – they are also as humble as the day is long. No other group of people has ever come close to creating such a feeling of hope, togetherness and respect. Their show inspired pure emotion in everyone, not only at it conclusion, but everyday since then. For as thankful as we (White Haven Center) were to have them honor us with their truly sensational gift, they were even more thankful for making them a part of our White Haven Center family. Words cannot describe the impact they have had on everyone.” On Nov. 19, 2011, Twelve Twenty Four conducted a free show for 157 residents of White Haven Center and numerous other staff and families of the center’s residents. The group’s support of people with disabilities is truly noteworthy. Pictured are various members of the group including Richie Kossuth, pictured top left, along with White Haven Center Staff who presented the award at the awards banquet that was held in the center’s gymnasium.

Birthdays Happy birthday wishes go to Dolly Kubasko ,of Pittston Twp. celebrating on April 18; Joe Stanky (Joe Stanky & Cadets), of Nanticoke, April 18; Sarah Ozark, of Pittston Twp, April 23; Mary Starinsky, of Avoca, April 24; Bill Lukasic, of Dupont, who celebrated his 88th birthday on April 14; Robert Kaluzavich Jr, of Pittston, April 15; John Baloga, of Jenkins Twp, April 19; Angela Acierno, secretary/treasurer of Hughestown Borough, April 20; Jenna Marie Grieco, of Duryea, April 21; McKenzie Gable, of Hughestown, April 21; David Antal,

of Hughestown, April 22; Taylor Baloga, of Jenkins Twp, April 22. Anniversaries Happy anniversary wishes go to Bernie and Joan Solack, of Luzerne, celebrating April 19; Sandy and Tony Grieco, of Hughestown, April 19 and new grandparents Hughestown Councilman Bob and Diane Gable, April 23. Scholarship offer Applicants of Polish-American ancestry attending colleges

or universities in Luzerne or Lackawanna Counties are sought for a $2,000 scholarship to be awarded in October, National Polish-American Heritage Month. For information and applications, contact Dolly Kubasko at 655-0760 or by e-mail at dollyk418@hotmail.com. All-day bingo today All day bingo will held today, April 15, at Northmoreland TownshipVolunteer Fire Company in Centermoreland. Early birds start at 1:30 p.m. with dinner served at 4:30 p.m.


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MATTERS OF FAITH

Penny Auction today at St. Peter’s Lutheran The annual Sunday School Penny Auction is today, Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m. on at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rock St., Hughestown. The auction is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Admission is $2. DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY 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. 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.

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PEDIATRIC CLINIC The Care and Concern Pediatric Health Clinic, located in the former Seton Catholic School

Soup sale at Wyoming Methodist A soup sale will be offered on Friday, April 27 from 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. at Wyoming United Methodist Church, 376 Wyoming Ave. Wyoming. Soup of the month is vegetable beef. Cost is

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. BETHEL UNITED METHODIST 532Main St., Avoca (570) 457-2566 Pastor Sharon Dietz (570) 282-0104 Sunday – Worship Service -

$6 per quart, $3.50 per pint. Pre-orders are appreciated and can be made by calling 693-1303 or 693-2821. Delivery is available to local Wyoming businesses.

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. 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. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Rev. James H. Breese, pastor, Water Street, Pittston Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Worship and Praise Service/Children’s Sunday School, Adult/Teen Sunday School immediately following service. Wednesday, april 18, 6 p.m. Family Night FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UCC 500 Luzerne Avenue West Pittston Rev. Joan Mitchell, Pastor Morning Worship Service will be held Sunday at 11 a.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 15 – 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. Worship; 12:05 p.m. Choir rehearsal April 18 – 7 p.m. Joint meeting of Session and Trustees.

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 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 www.hardingchurchofchrist.org HOLY MOTHER OF SORROWS PNCC 212 Wyoming Avenue, Dupont Rev. Zbigniew Dawid, Pastor Daily masses are held Monday through Saturday at 9 a.m. Sunday masses- traditional mass 8 a.m., School of Christian Living and Confirmation Class 9:15 a.m., Traditional High Mass 10:30 a.m. Spaghetti dinner is scheduled See FAITH, Page 11


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. INDEPENDENT BIBLE CHURCH 328 Main Street Duryea, PA 18642 (570) 451-0346 Home/Office JLaCava@TheBibleChurch.org INKERMAN PRESBYTERIAN Main St., Inkerman Services: Sundays, 9 a.m. 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 maccma2@verizon.net 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.

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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.

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dy 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

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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. 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. 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. Includes the Sacrament of Reconciliation and celebration of Mass. Fee: $30, includes 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 www.oblates-stjoseph.com

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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 The Red Cross will be holding a Blood Drive in Mt. Carmel Center on Thursday, April 26 from 12:30 to 6 p.m. 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. 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. 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. St. Joseph Marello Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, June 10 at the WilkesBarre Municipal Golf Course with an 8 a.m. shotgun start and dinner following at Mt. Carmel Center, William Street Pittston. Registration forms are at the entrance of the churches. Reservation and payment if received by May 25 is $75 per player or $300 per foursome. The Mass Book for 2012 is available. We will accept Mass Offerings for the months of May & June . Due to the large number of families, we accept offerings on a first come, first serve basis. Come to the rectory office on William St.

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. 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, April 19, 26. Time: 6:15-7:15 p.m., $8 per class Total Yoga for Strength & Calm: a comprehensive yoga program, ideal for those with some yoga background. Come experience all the ways that yoga strengthens and tones the body as well as its capacity to deeply relax. Dress comfortably. Bring a yoga mat and blanket. First class: Free. Dates: Thursdays, April 19, 26 Time: 7:30-8:45 p.m., $10 per class SENIOR Yoga: breathe, move, strengthen, renew, relax. Join us for this gentle yoga practice designed to increase awareness, flexibility, strength & relaxation. Bring a yoga mat and blanket. No prior experience needed. First class? Free. Dates: Mondays, April 16, 23, 30

Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m., $8 per class Catholic Youth Group The next meeting for the Pittston Catholic Youth Group will be on Sunday, April 22, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Religious Education Center. All youth of the Greater Pittston Area are invited to participate in the youth group. 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

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SACRED HEART OF JESUS Lackawanna Ave., Dupont 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 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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OUR OPINION Can we take a different road? Whenever legislators talk about raising money to fix our crumbling highway infrastructure, they always come back to the same old ideas: raising drivers’ licenses and vehicle registration fees and the gasoline tax. That makes some sense, but the latter is a tough sell these days with gas near $4 a gallon and PA’s per gallon tax of $31.70 already the 15th highest among the 50 states. That’s why we’re enthusiastic about the out of the box idea for raising money for highway infrastructure that was proposed at a meeting organized by State Rep. Mike Carroll at Pittston Area High School on Thursday. Carroll brought in Doug Callaway, the executive director of the Georgia Transportation Alliance, to talk about what they are doing in his state. It’s important to know that PennDOT, for its own purposes, divides the state into regions. We’re in District 4 which is comprised of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Wayne, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties. The idea is to draft and pass a bill that would allow each of the state’s transportation districts, through a ballot initative, to ask voters to agree to a one percent increase in the sales tax in each district with the money raised going exclusively to highway improvements in the district. Read the story on page 5 for more information. Of course, there are a lot of details to be worked out. How will the projects to be funded be identified? And while it is said the one percent tax will be rescinded when the needed money is raised, how can we be assured that will really happen. Taxes rarely go away. The Georgia Transportation Act will go before voters this July.

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Thanks, Jerry After working for city authorities for some four decades, Jerry Mullarkey, the Director of Pittston’s Community Development Authority, is retiring on June 30. We will miss Jerry. A fine, soft-spoken gentleman with a lot of class, Jerry made the city look good, both temperamentally and physically. The improvements on Main Street today wouldn’t have happened without a lot of behind the scenes work by Jerry. The next director will have his or her work cut out filling his shoes.

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My day at the White House briefing By Steve Simko

Special to The Dispatch As a member of many local groups, I was invited to spend a day at the White House as part of a new awareness program. I was one of 14 people from NEPA and one of 125 from across our state at the White House on March 23. In order to understand the complexities of government politics, I’ve taken every opportunity to observe them in person from witnessing the problems of my town’s agenda to the mind boggling state political arena of Harrisburg. So getting a chance to hear and ask questions of President Obama’s directors and assistants, I accepted. The day started at 8 a.m. with presentations by five different advisors with 20 minutes of questions and answers for each. Then we took a private tour of the White House. Quick reflection: My fear of Washington politics was negated by my excitement. I must say, getting Secret Service approval, verification, re-verification, metal detectors, scanners and, yes, bombsniffing dogs was a little strange. I was one of six of who had lunch in a side room with the Associate Director of Public Engagement. One thing I have learned about politics is how to tell when you’re being schmoozed. I must say, everyone we heard speak, and spoke with, seemed concerned with being open and straight with us. I was a

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little surprised, at times, with their frankness and real answers. Well, maybe I got a little schmoozed. After lunch, we had a choice of spending 90 minutes with one of six different senior advisors or directors representing tax fairness, labor and jobs, health care, environment, education and LGBT. I chose environment. There were only seven in my group and, as soon as I introduced myself and said

where I was from, the advisor immediately said, “We’re aware what’s going on in NEPA with the natural gas drilling and the water problem in Dimock.” Of course, our environment session started with a speech on how they were dealing with different issues but, after just 10 minutes, we dug in with our questions. In my small group, those asking questions included a nuclear awareness professor, three green jobs representatives and three on gas drilling, including me. I sat with an environmental attorney friend from Doylestown. We took up most of the time. We must have done a good job because the director took three pages of notes. It is amazing that they know about our problems here, but it’s good for them to hear about them from people who either experience those problems themselves or know someone. We gave them a reality check. Because of these real problem questions, my friend and I are invited back to speak again, maybe to a higher authority. We cannot give up on our dreams. We all must keep speaking up when something seems wrong. We must shake those tall trees with our voices until our hopes and dreams fall from the skies. It is our duty as Americans to fight political injustice. We can have and live our dreams. As Ben Franklin said, “Evil only prevails when good men and women do nothing.”


Dear Maria

Also … be equally kind to all of your classmates who go on to vocational technical school, because they will turn out to be the very people you need most in your life, even more than your husband. When you buy a very old, very temperamental home in West Pittston, with flighty electricity, shoddy roofing and lots of lead paint, you’ll wish you returned their phone calls. Especially in January, when your furnace breaks and you lose all feeling in the tip of your nose. So … be nice. As an added aside … you should also be nicer to your librarians. You never know what path you will take in this life and karma really is a bitch. Listen to your mother, Maria. When she tells you that pea green is not your color, kielbasi and horseradish will eat away at your small intestine, never forget your yearly mammogram and do NOT put all your eggs in one basket … the woman knew what she was talking about. Mama may have not mastered the delicate delivery of the message, but the message was true. Tell your mother thank you and give her a hug every day of her life. You will miss her when she leaves. Listen to your father. Although he’s a pharmacist, he will encourage you to travel a different route in life and he knows things. He knows you can’t count pills worth a damn but he does let you know you have talent. However, if you put down that paintbrush at18 and never pick it back up again … that would make you an idiot with talent. Don’t come crying to me when you can’t remember you were good at something other than getting an orange seed out of a baby’s nose. Don’t put down that paint brush! Listen, Maria, you have a big, fat mouth and you lack an important conversational device necessary for finesse and good manners: a filter. The loudness of your spoken word can make grown men cower and slice off their own ears. People may back away from you when you speak, but to know you is to love you … or file a restraining order against you. Despite this, I urge you to love who you are and don’t turn into someone other than exactly who you were meant to be. The core principles you learned in grade school will serve you well until you are 100. Kindness and decency are everything. The ability to play nice, laugh at yourself in a storm of adversity and realizing the joy you feel in ordinary things will be the stuff that will save your life. Stay true to these values and invest in some decent hair coloring and as you amble along the circuitous road of life, you will discover … you are better than just fine. Love, Maria Whether writing to herself or to Dispatch readers, Maria Heck entertains us with her column which appears in this space every other week.

Mary R. Ehret, MS, RD, LDN Penn State Cooperative Extension

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Ingredients 6 baking potatoes 1/4 cup sour cream, light 1/4 cup tofu, silken soft (or use twice the amount of sour cream) 1 package (10-ounce) frozen spinach - thawed and drained 1/4 cup onion 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup grated cheddar, low fat sprinkle with garlic powder and dill Directions Thaw the spinach, drain any extra water from the spinach. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Wash and scrub the potatoes. Bake the potatoes in for 1 hour till they’re tender and you can pierce them with a fork. Wash and chop the onion until you get 1/4 cup onion. Put the sour cream, tofu, spinach, onion, pepper and cheese in a mixing bowl. Mix well. When the potatoes are baked, let them cool. Then use a spoon to scoop out the inside of the potato. Add the inside of the potato to the sour cream mix. Stir together. Stuff the potato skin shells with the mixture. Sprinkle the potatoes with the garlic and herb seasoning. Bake the potatoes for 20-25 minutes until they’re a little brown. Mary R. Ehret, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., is with Penn State Cooperative Extension, Luzerne County, 16 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston, Pa., 18643. (570) 825-1701/602-0600. Fax (570) 825-1709. mre2@psu.edu.

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A letter to my 15 year-old self: Dear Maria Jiunta: I have so much to say to you, so stop talking for the 4 minutes it will take you to read this. This is almost incomprehensible, I understand, but, please…just shut it. Oh, Maria, Maria, Maria … the first thing we must discuss is your love of that iconic fashion blunder, the mullet. Mother of God, what was it about that hair design that pulled you in? The sideburns cut carefully over earlobes? The straggly hair in the back? The sad, teased, micro-short bangs? Well, fear not. It will eventually grow out, as will the iridescent chunks of tangerine-colored streaks coursing through the limp strands, courtesy of that toxic beast, Sun-In. But please, stop falling victim to Fashion Don’ts. Coloring your hair at 15 years-old will land you perilously atop that proverbial slippery-slope and when you hit your 4th decade on this earth, you’ll have no knowledge whatsoever of the hair color with which you were born. Just don’t do it! Plus, the next time I tell you that the spiral perm is your enemy, you need to really pay attention. Speaking of Fashion Don’ts … I beg of you, also reconsider the fine art of sun adulation. Skin cancer is real, doll, and dousing yourself with baby oil laced with iodine is just asking for those nasty cells to multiply and wreak havoc upon your porcelain skin. Also, the double album cover sheathed in tin foil and held up to your face may serve as a handy sun reflector, but trust me: the result when you’re 45 will be age spots the size of silver dollars on your cheeks. Not. Pretty. Also, Earth Shoes are a tremendously bad idea. Enough said. I know you like to experiment, but when I tell you drinking Peach Schnapps is like licking nail polish remover, please heed my warning. The same also goes for Jim Beam, whoever he was. The amount of time you will spend praying at the foot of the god named Kohler, you could have otherwise spent having your bad hair fixed. You will never be a drinker, try as you may. Stick to a nice fizzy drink with a thimbleful of alcohol and an umbrella. Friends and family… and the custodian … will thank you. Be kind to everyone … and I mean everyone. The crossing guard, the cafeteria workers and that nice lady at the bakery who doesn’t charge you for the extra icing on your cinnamon stick (when did you get to be such a damn PIG, anyway?). Be especially courteous to your teachers, because 30 years into the future, your own children will be in classrooms manned by these very same teachers. And they will remember every, stinking inappropriate thing you ever did in their class. Everything. Proclamations insisting your children are nothing like you will fall on deaf ears and no one stands a chance.

Maria Jiunta Heck

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dent Kiel Eigen who in 2011 brought down the house in the Old Forge gym on boys basketball Senior Night by taking his first steps in public since being paralyzed after breaking the C5 vertebrae in his neck in 2006 in a freshman football game. Smiles second place for Sports Story was about Wyoming Area athlete Serra Degnan, who is a descendent of Baseball Hall of Famer Ed Walsh. Smiles’ second place award for News Beat reporting was for his coverage of the revitalization on Downtown Pittston. In addition photographer Bill Tarutis also won first-place for a Photo Story in The Sunday Dispatch about the opening Mass of Queen of Apostles Church Avoca. The Times Leader took home three first-place awards, while weekly newspaper Go Lackawanna in Scranton captured nine awards, The Abington Journal in Clarks Summit won four and The Dallas Post earned three. The Abington Journal also was named the Sweepstakes winner for its division. “We’re proud to see all the news organizations of Impressions Media be recognized in the 2012 Keystone Press Awards. Our news organizations won a total of 24 awards including another sweepstakes award for The Abington Journal. That’s a three-peat for the Journal, the third year in a row that publication won the most award points in the division,” said Executive Editor Joe Butkiewicz. Butkiewicz said Times Leader staff “should take pride in winning first-place awards for the biggest stories of the year, winning two top awards for our outstanding news coverage of the flooding of last September. And sports staffer Derek Levarse won a first place award for his coverage of the Joe Paterno/Penn State football events.” Times Leader staff won first place in the Spot News category for “Edge of Disaster” – a story with multiple sidebars published on Sept. 9 about the evacuation and emergency

preparations occurring throughout the Wyoming Valley in anticipation of severe flooding. Newspaper staff continued coverage the following day from a remote newsroom set up at a local hotel on high ground as the Susquehanna River crested at a record 42.66 feet and the powerful, muddy waters poured over its banks in several communities, inundating hundreds of homes and businesses and leaving behind a swath of destruction. The community had not seen such large-scale devastation since the flooding that followed Hurricane Agnes in 1972. For coverage of the Flood of 2011 and its aftermath, beginning with the Sept. 10 story “MOVE OVER, AGNES,” The Times Leader won a first-place award in the Ongoing News Coverage category. Levarse won first place in the Sports Event Coverage category for his reporting on the Nittany Lions returning to the field after the ouster of iconic head football coach Joe Paterno in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. The Times Leader competed in Division II, which includes daily and Sunday newspapers with a circulation between 40,000 and 74,999. In Division V, for non-daily newspapers with circulations over 10,000, Go Lackawanna staff captured first- and sec-

ond-place awards for Front Page Design. The staff also won firstplace for Ongoing News Coverage for a series of stories on a memorial to honor Dunmore native Carol Ann Drazba, the first American military woman killed in Vietnam. In the News Feature Story category, Go Lackawanna correspondent Stephanie Longo won first place for her story package on Drazba. Go Lackawanna staff writer Rich Howells won second place in Feature Writing and an honorable mention for Feature Beat Reporting. And Go Lackawanna sports writer Tom Robinson won second-place for Sports/Outdoor Column and an honorable mention for Sports Beat Reporting. Photographer Bill Tarutis won a first-place Sports Photo award for a photo in Go Lackawanna. Tarutis also won first-place for a Photo Story in The Sunday Dispatch, first-place for Feature Photo in The Dallas Post and an honorable mention for Sports Photo in The Dallas Post, which competed in Division VII for non-dailies with circulation under 5,000. Dallas Post staff writer Sarah Hite captured first-place in the general news category for her story on holiday homes lighting up the Back Mountain. Also in Division VII, The Abington Journal staff won first place for Graphic/Photo Illustration.

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1959 – 53 years ago The Lincoln High School in Dupont was destroyed in a fire in 1948 after which the secondary students received their education in temporary facilities. Immediately after the fire and for two consecutive years, the students were located in the Hughestown School. During that time, the yearly negotiation of rent became an issue between the borough and Dupont Council. In 1952, the Pulaski School was converted to accommodate the students. Plans for a new school building in Dupont were resurrected

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White Sox in the 1959 World Series, with the Dodgers taking the title. Question #2 In 1959, Paul Riffle, manager of the J.C. Penney Store in Pittston, was concerned that he had a rather large inventory of a soon-to-be obsolete item. What was it? 1969 – 43 years ago After spending a year on active duty in Vietnam, Lt. Jule Ann Loughney of Pittston returned home. An R.N. serving in the U.S. Navy Nursing Corps aboard a hospital ship started active duty in 1966 and, after a short leave, returned to an assignment in San Diego, California. Lt. Loughney recalled, “You look at the wounded sorrowfully, but as time goes on you don’t show grief in front of them; you work as hard as you can to alleviate their suffering and save their lives.” The Greater Pittston Teenage Baseball League was going strong but the youngsters from

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1949 – 63 years ago The City of Pittston announced that the treasurer’s office received $2,745.92 in amusement tax receipts from the Comerford Amusement Company. The 5% tax, which was levied on entertainment events on March 1, 1949, was charged for admissions to the American and Roman Theaters and divided between the school district and the city. The city treasurer expected to see returns from a number of local churches sponsoring bingo parties. The office also received $22.30 from basketball games sponsored by the Pittston High School Athletic Association and $4.50 from John Attardo for an affair held at the Attardo Gymnasium. Competition was tough in the Brennan-Regan Post 585 Pinochle League. A “photo finish” resulted after a 15-week contest that saw Joe Wasta, Chester Korpusik and John Gillis take the top spots. The league garnered more attention as local residents became increasingly interested in the match. Plans were made to continue the league, which had grown from 16 to 32 members due to the enthusiastic response to the card game. To mark the end of the Lenten season, four weddings took place on Easter Monday morning. Rose Pompino of the Oregon Section married George Stockmahl of Larksville; Josephine DeFrancisco of Pittston became the bride of Anthony Recine of West Pittston; Helene Casagrande and James J. Faillace, both of Pittston, exchanged vows; and Leona Cwilka of Avoca tied the knot with Edward Levan-

Tony Scarantino was set to perform in a Dixieland Minstrel at the Pittston High School. Widely known throughout the area, Scarantino was to perform in a three-act play during the show along with Michael Hayden, an Irish humorist.

when the city council offered to sell the Memorial Park plot to the school district. The first 50 by 10 foot Ambassador Mobile Home rolled off the assembly line at the company’s West Pittston plant. Representatives of the Pittston Chamber and Employment office, along with John Jensen, president of the company, announced the plant would produce three or four trailers a day. Originally, “trailers” appealed to outdoorsmen and those who liked to travel but in 1956, the 10-foot wide home or “10wide” was introduced, along with the new term “mobile home.” The Sunday Dispatch Inquiring Photographer asked, “Which baseball teams do you think will win the pennants in the American and National Leagues this year?” Jack Burns of Pittston answered, “You can’t go wrong with the Braves and Yankees.” Anthony Kalmonowicz stated, “Detroit and Stan Musial will bring the pennant to St. Louis.” Mike Lieback of Avoca added, “Kansas City, and in the National Phillies.” National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers squared off against the American League champion Chicago

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ST. MARIA GORETTI Laflin Road, Laflin, PA. 18702 42redwood@comcast.net www.stmariagoretti-laflin.org 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. 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 service. Sign-up sheets are in the back of the church. 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 Snyder@dioceseofscranton.org 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 p.m. in the parish center. This presentation is free, light refreshments will be served.

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: olos363@verizon.net website: www.stmonicanepa.com. 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 Email:olos363@verizon.net Website: www.stmonicanepa.com 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. See FAITH, Page 21

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ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH COMMUNITY 35 William Street Phone: 654-0053 Pittston Knitting ministry resumed on April 15 at 6 p.m. Liturgical Commission – April 23 at 7 p.m. Parish center dining room. The next Baptismal Instruction will begin 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 5 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.

ST JOHN’S LUTHERAN 9 Wood St., Pittston Pastor John Castellani Organist Marcia Colleran Service begins at 9:30 a.m. Today is a Communion Sunday Lay Reade - Michelle Cherney Acolyte - Katie Colleran Justine Lynn Sommerton was welcomed in to our church family. Openings for the Votive Candle and Bulletins are April 29 and May 27. Leave a message for Doris Mersincavage. April 25, Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. - Family game night. Pizza will be provided. Small group Bible study meets every Tuesday Night . Everyone is welcome. Weekday school will on resume on April 19 at it normally scheduled time. Vacation Bible School will once again be on August 6 to 10. Acolyte Schedule for, April 22: Sarah Ciesla; and April 29: Emily Goyne. If you would like to join this

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. MARY’S POLISH NATIONAL CATHOLIC CHURCH 200 Stephenson St. Duryea Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock, Pastor Phone: 457-2291 Email: padre@saintmaryspncc.org Website: saintmaryspncc.org Holy Mass: Sunday 9:30 a.m. Weekdays: 8 a.m. Holy Days: 8 a.m. & 7 p.m.

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ST. BARBARA PARISH 28 Memorial Avenue, Exeter Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Evenings, by appointment. Phone: 654-2103 Divine Mercy will be held Sunday, April 15 at 1 p.m. This year’s theme is “Be Apostle of Divine Mercy” will be held at Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary,, High 315, Pittston. The monthly Mass honoring all married couples celebrating their wedding anniversary during the month of April will be held on Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. Youth Choir will be forming, anyone in elementary through high school is invited to join. The first practice will be held on Saturday, April 21 at 3 p.m. in the choir loft at St. Anthony’s Church. Operation Rice Bowl: Please return your rice bowl container or envelope to an usher after Mass or to the rectory. Planning is underway for St Barbara’s Summer Bazaar. This year’s celebration is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, July 20 to 22.

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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. Regular hours are Wednesday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. The Closet accepts donations new and gently used.

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For more information call Fr. McKernan at 693-1991 or email at monicaww@verizon.net. 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 Monks and the Monastery, go to www.msaviour.org. For information about the retreat or to make reservations contact Father McKernan at 6931991 or email at monica.ww@verizon.net. You may contact Joe Lisewski at 693-3366 (home) or his cell at 466-6099. His email is joelisewski@aol.com. Group size is limited and reservations will be on a first-come basis. SAINT PETER’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 100 Rock Street, Hughestown Stpeters_elc@yahoo.com 654-1009 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.

days 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. SECOND PRESBYTERIAN 143 Parsonage St., Pittston 654-1411 April 15 – 9:30 a.m. Sunday

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QUEEN OF THE APOSTLES PARISH 715 Hawthorne St. (570) 457-3412 stmarysavoca@verizon.net www.stmaryavoca.4lpi.com 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. 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. Queen of the Apostles Parish hospitality training will take

place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 in St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St. 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. 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 To have your cans picked up, please call Jason at 351-5062. Daily Masses: 8 a.m. (Wednesday at 7 p.m.) Eucharistic Adoration: Tues-

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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 www.trinityepiscopalchurchwestpittston.org and www.diobeth.org. 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. Parish Council: Every second Sunday. Women of Trinity: Every third Sunday. WOT Ministry Invitation. The Women of Trinity have undertaken a ministry to help support Good Shepherd Episcopal Church of Scranton in their outreach to the homeless of the region. Each month after enjoying a home cooked meal at Good Shepherd all who have needs may “shop” for necessities like clothing, shoes, toiletries in a store-like setting in the church’s refurbished basement of donated items. The Women of Trinity have supported this ministry by delivering donations of clothing, new undergarments and socks and toiletries to the Scranton church. WOT will continue to collect trial size and hotel toiletries and invites the parish community to join with them in helping the less fortunate. Donations of trial size and

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of Broad & Church Sts. Pittston Rev. Dr. Michael Turner Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion: 1st Sunday each month Choir Rehearsal: Thursday’s at 7 p.m. unless told otherwise United Methodist Women: 2nd Monday unless told otherwise Website www.umcpittston.org Phone 655-4340 leave message Saturday, April 21 - Family Style Roast Chicken Dinner and Bake Sale - Adults $9 -- Children under 10 - $4.50 Take outs start at 4:30 p.m. Dinner seating 5 to 7 p.m. Dinner includes - 1/2 roast chicken, family style mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, pepper hash, cranberry sauce, dessert and beverage. To reserve tickets call 6031915 or 332-9156. Please leave a message if no answer –Advance reservation of tickets recommended as there will be a limited number of tickets at the door. All homemade items at the bake sale and a silent auction of theme baskets. Tuesday, May 8- Hoagie Sale, choices are ham, salami and cheese or turkey and cheesewith or without onion. Price of hoagie is $4. To order, call 654-3936, 6931572 or 603-1915 by Sunday, May 6. WYOMING UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Wyoming Ave., Wyoming Spring Craft Show and Flea Market, Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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zanne Lucas, Kelly Morantini, Jennifer Moughan, Patricia Shannon and Lori Ann Vaxmonsky were vying for the title of Little Miss Cherry Blossom. In researching the festival history further, wpcherryblossom.com indicates the festival has been held yearly for close to 40 years. Each year the festival has expanded to include additional vendors and accommodate more patrons. The Water Street Bridge was fitted with a fiber-optic lighting system, making the evening festival experience one of a kind. 1989 – 23 years ago The city of Pittston used a grant from the State Department of Community Recreational Improvement to purchase Jefferson Park on New Street. After receiving $95,000 from the city, the Jefferson Park Association members donated the entire amount back to the city to be used for rehabilitation of the park. The works of Charles Edgar Patience, a world-renowned West Pittston sculptor, were displayed at the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society in Wilkes-Barre. Sharon Dunn and Tina Hummel, senior history majors at College Misericordia, assembled the exhibit. Patience learned the skill of coal carving from his father and went on to win international acclaim for works such as a

replica of an early 20th century mining town, which took him 25 years to complete, a 4,000 pound altar at King’s College, a 3,500 pound work at the Smithsonian and jewelry worn by Queens and Hollywood celebrities. Patience died in 1972. To read about the life and times of this amazing local artist and see photos of his works, read Anthracite Coal Art by Charles Edgar Patience written by his daughter, Juanita Patience Moss. Answer #1 After suffering damage to school property, the Pittston School Board decided to enlist the help of one of the many Pittston detective agencies. One such agency was the Burns Detective Agency. Headed by Clarence Burns and employing up to 18 men full-time, the company was remembered as getting quick action. A letter was drafted requesting the Luke Keating Agency, Burn’s successor, “Get on the prowl” for which the board would pay $15 per month. Answer #2 It had been announced that Hawaii would soon become the 50th state and Paul Riffle, manager of the Pittston J.C. Penney store, had a sizable inventory of American flags all with 49 stars. “At first,” he stated, “I got indigestion from pineapples.”

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Senior Golf League begins play Tuesday Applications are being accepted for the Pittston Senior Center Golf League at Four Season Golf Club in Exeter. The mixed league will begin Thursday, April 19 and continue for 12 weeks. Reservations are open for the following: June 12 – Royal Manor Banquet Hall with Ace in the Hole Productions includes dinner, comedy show and cocktails; July 22 – Woodlock Pines; September 9-13 – Wildwood/Atlantic City Trip, five days – four nights. Cost is $395, which includes one night accommodations at the Tropicana, three nights in Wildwood, four breakfasts, four dinners, four nights of entertainment, trolley tour of Cape May, ice cream social, pizza/cocktail party and more. An AARP Mature Drivers Class will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30. Cost of the class is $12 for AARP members of $24 for non-members. Participants must have taken the eight-hour class previously to be eligible for this four-hour class. Upon completion, a discount can be obtained from car insurance carriers. Tickets are on sale for the annual dinner dance at Genetti’s in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, May 10. Cost is $21 for 60 or older and $23 under 50. Entertainment will be provided by King Henry and the Showmen. There will be a Dancing with the Stars competition to a waltz, swing and polka. This

competition is open to people 50 years of age or older. Participants must be registered in advance and have purchased a ticket to the dinner dance. For further information on any of the activities listed above, call Connie Andrews at 655-5561. Menu

Senior Citizens Centers, sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming counties, offer hot noon meals Monday through Friday to people 60 years of age or older. Donations from participants are gratefully accepted and needed in order to expand this program. The following is the menu for the week of April 16: Monday - Herbed fish, carrots and snap peas, herbed rice pilaf, multi-grain bread, fruited Jello, margarine, milk, coffee Tuesday - Lasagna, Caesar salad with salad dressing, Italian wedding soup, Italian bread, lemon sorbet, margarine, milk, coffee Wednesday - Chicken and biscuits, mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes, banana, raisin rice pudding, margarine, milk, coffee. Thursday - Apple glazed ham, sweet potatoes, lima beans, multi-grain dinner roll, strawberry shortcake, margarine, milk, coffee. Friday - Hamburger, beet salad, red potato salad, wholewheat hamburger roll, ketchup, mustard, birthday cake, margarine, milk, coffee.

St. Marello Golf tournament June 10 St. Joseph Marello Parish will host its 18th annual golf tournament at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 10 at the Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course. The golfers will have an opportunity to win a new car lease from Coccia Ford. From left, are Emory Guffrovich, Ken Augustine, Fr. Joseph Sibilano, pastor, Kristene Sciandra, Uncle Joe’s Pizza & Subs, corporate sponsor; Charlie Sciandra and Frank Sciabacucchi.

OBITUARIES Anna Pelak

Funeral arrangements are pending from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre.

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Anna Pelak, 84, a resident of Wesley Village and formerly of Pittston, died Friday, April 13, 2012, at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

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Harding Ambulance Association Drive

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The 16th Annual Community Reading Day will be held from 9:15 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25 at local elementary schools. Volunteers will spend an hour reading in area second grade school classrooms. Volunteers will be provided with a book. To volunteer, call 655-1424. Women’s Clothing Sale

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, West

The 2012 annual fund drive to benefit the Harding Mount Zion Community Ambulance Association will end April 30. Forms have been mailed to all township families. A $20 contribution provides basic ambulance coverage for a household through Dec. 31 and ensures bills will not be due for services not covered by insurance. Forms are available by calling Jean Panzitta at 603-1147. Donations with a name and address can be mailed to to HMZCAA, P.O. Box 133, Falls PA 18615. Board members are Jean Panzitta, Carol Ference, Joel Eble, Deb Jallen, Lori Sakalas and John Bonin.

Little Miss Cherry Blossom

The West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival’s 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 ages 4-8 living in the Greater Pitt-

ston 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. Performances are not to exceed three minutes. The festival’s West Pittston

Idol contest is set for 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 for singers ages 5 and up. Contestants will be divided into age-appropriate categories. For more information, contact Gina Malsky at 332-7817 orlmalsky@aol.com.

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va Mae Falcone received the Jean Yates Award at the annual Pittston Memorial Library Jean Yates Award Dinner Wednesday night at the Gramercy Ballroom, Pittston. The award is presented annually to a person who has exhibited dedicated service to the library. It is named in honor of the late Jean Yates, a library benefactor, volunteer and board member. Eileen Burns, former president of the Board of Trustees, made the presentation to her lifelong friend. Remarks were offered by Brenda Lispi, president of the Friends of the Library. Barbara Quinn, president of the Board of

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Pittston Library dedication of Ev with Jean Yates

Trustees, offered welcoming remarks. Invocation was by Rev. Joseph Sibilano, OSJ, pastor of St. Joseph Marello Parish, and benediction was by Msgr. John Bendik, pastor of the Parish Community of St. John the Evangelist. Michael Ostrowski served as toastmaster. In honor of the occasion, Eva Mae and Carmen Falcone presented a donation to the Pittston Memorial Library Expansion Project. Former State Rep. Thomas Tigue, co-chair, accepted the gift. Dinner chairpersons were Kelly Carroll and Marla Pupa, members of the board.

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Friends of the Library President Brenda Lispi, right, presents a campaign donation to Board President Barbara Quinn.

Lisa Joyce, left, and Lois Ostroski chat during the Jean Yates Award Dinner at the Gramercy Restaurant on Wednesday night.

Brandi Bartush, left, and Shirley Bartos, of the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce, at the Jean Yates Award Dinner.

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Charlotte V. Macarek

OBITUARIES Henry P. Schwartz

April 6, 2012 Charlotte V. Macarek, 91, of Wilkes-Barre, died Friday morning, April 6, 2012, in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Dupont, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Mary Ziobro Cwanek. After school, she moved to New York City, where she worked briefly before commencing a 40-year career as a Lab Technician for Western Electric at various locations in New York City and New Jersey. Prior to moving to Wilkes-Barre, Charlotte was a resident of Manahawkin, N.J., and a member of St. Mary’s Parish, where she served as a volunteer sacristan. She loved the Jersey shore, visiting Atlantic City, and spending time

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with her family and her beloved dog, Ivy. During her time in Wilkes-Barre, she was a member of St. Leo’s/Holy Rosary Parish in Ashley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael; sister Ann Abramek; brothers, Frank, John and Dominic Cwanek, and son-in-law, Leo Casey. Mrs. Macarek is survived by daughter, Michele Casey, Ashley; grandson, Kieran Casey, Ashley; granddaughter Maura Casey and her fiance, John Pambianco, both of Wilkes-Barre; granddaughter Megan Casey, Ashley; sister Margaret Titton and her husband, Thomas, Dupont; nephew David Titton and

his wife. Cheryl, Dupont; and nephew Keith Titton, Dupont. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 10, 2012, from the Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Leo’s Church, 33 Manhattan St., Ashley. Reverend Brian J. T. Clarke will officiate. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Television of the Diocese of Scranton, 400 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, PA 18503, or the SPCA of Luzerne County. Condolences may be sent by visiting Charlotte’s obituary at www.lehmanfuneralhome.com .

Claire J. (Greek) Christian April 6, 2012 Claire J. (Greek) Christian, a resident of Dupont, died Friday, April 6, 2012, in WilkesBarre General Hospital. She was born March 3, 1931, in Dupont. She was the daughter of the late Steven Greek and Sophie (Sedor) Greek. She is

the wife of Carl Christian. She was a graduate of Dupont High School. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are sons, Steven and wife, Theresa Christian; William and wife, Donna Christian; grandson, William Christian; granddaughters, Katelynn Christian and Alyssa Christian. She was preceded in death by in-

fant son Carl Christian; infant brother Steven Greek and sister Dorothy Greek. Funeral services were entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. A Mass of Christian Burial was held from St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Pittston.

Henry P. Schwartz, 84, Nanticoke, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Wesley Village, Laflin. A lifelong resident of Nanticoke, Henry was born on May 13, 1927, to Michael and Mary (Bartkowski) Schwartz. He attended Nanticoke schools, cutting off his schooling to enter the U.S. Marine Corps in 1944 to serve his country in World War II. He served in the Aleutian Islands and was honorably discharged in 1947 at the rank of corporal. He then graduated from the WilkesBarre School of Business and worked for more than 35 years at what was then known as the Nanticoke National Bank. He was a member of the Nanticoke Lions Club, serving as President in 1985. Henry was a member of St. Faustina Kowalska Parish (formerly Holy Trinity) in Nanticoke. He loved his home and particularly his backyard, where he spent many hours. Henry was an avid fan of Penn State football and Phillies baseball. He was a veteran volunteer for the Nanticoke Fire Department, A.K. Mowery Hose Compa-

ny, for more than 20 years. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen (Hart); sister, Theodosia Sergott, Alden; brother Raymond, Wheaton, MD. Surviving are his son, Michael, and wife Angela Marlino, Boulder, Colo; daughter, Kathleen Peranski and husband, Joseph, Newark Valley, N.Y.; son, Paul, Nanticoke; son, Christopher and wife, Joelle, Richmond, Va.; son, David and wife, Kasie, Duryea; and his longtime companion, Romaine Yenchak. He is also survived by grandchildren Alex, Nick, Kaitlin, Gwen and Christopher, as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 12 from the Stanley S. Stegura Funeral Home, Inc., 614 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke with a Mass of Christian burial in the main site of St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. The family would like to thank the wonderful and caring staffs at Wesley Village as well as the Henry Cancer Center, and Dr. James Brady, for their compassion and thoughtfulness throughout Henry’s fight with leukemia. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

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the Board of Pastors at Bishop Hoban High School; as former Chaplin of Scranton City Fire Department; and a member of the Diocesan Priest Counsel. Monsignor Callahan is survived by a brother, Dr. John, Pittston. In addition to his brother, are his nephews, John and his wife, Angela; Michael and his wife, Tia; nieces, Catherine and her husband, Adam; Elizabeth and her husband, Kris, and Eileen; several greatnieces and great-nephews. A Pontifical Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by the Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton, on Saturday, April 14 in Saint John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Propagation of the Faith in care of the Diocese of Scranton, 300 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, PA 18503. Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com .

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Jacqueline Karazia, 80, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Thursday, April 5 in Geisinger Wyoming Valley. She most recently resided with her daughter and family in Exeter. Born in Laurel Run, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Bessy Belles Griffith. She graduated from Laurel Run School and previously worked at Atwater Throwing Company. She retired as a floor supervisor at Kmart. Jacqueline was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who enjoyed scratching lottery tickets and bingo. As mentioned by her grandson, Cody, she also loved cheating at solitaire.

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Monsignor Francis John Callahan, Pastor Emeritus of Saint Therese Church, Wilkes-Barre, died on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, in the WilkesBarre General Hospital. Monsignor Francis J. Callahan, son of the late John A. and Kathryn McNulty Callahan, was born in Pittston, on April 27, 1944. He was a graduate of Saint John the Evangelist High School, Pittston, and attended King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. His studies for the priesthood were completed at Christ the King Seminary, St. Bonaventure, N.Y. Monsignor Callahan was ordained to the priesthood on May 13, 1972, in Scranton, by the Most Rev. J. Carroll McCormick, D.D., late Bishop of Scranton. Following ordination, Monsignor Callahan served as Assistant Pastor at Saint Patrick’s Church in Milford. From there, he was appointed Assistant Pastor at Immaculate Conception, Scranton, on September 5, 1972, where he remained for two years. He became Assistant Pastor at Saint Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton, on September 3, 1974. On May 28, 1976, was named as Diocesan Director of Propagation of the Faith, and served in this capacity until 1987, having visited all 240 parishes on a regular schedule promoting the cause of the missions. Monsignor Callahan received his first Pastorate when he was appointed Pastor at the Church of Saint Therese, Wilkes-Barre, on September 1, 1987 and remained as pastor until the parish was closed in June 2011. Monsignor was then appointed pastor of Holy Name/St. Mary’s and Holy Trinity Parishes, Swoyersville. In addition to Monsignor’s pastoral duties, he served as assistant to the Chancellor from September 3, 1974 to May 28, 1976, and as Procurator/Advocate in the Marriage Tribunal from September 11, 1974 to October 1, 1976. He

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April 9, 2012 Joseph Halat Sr., 87, of Dupont, passed away Monday, April 9, 2012, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He was born in Dupont on March 21, 1925 and was a son of the late John and Victoria (Bryk) Halat. Joseph was a member of St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston. He attended Dupont schools. Joseph was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving during WWII. He worked in the local mining industry and retired from the Ford Motor Co., Metuchen, N.J. Joseph was a member of the Dupont Polish Club, the Elm St. Sportsman Club, the Get-a-way Rod and Gun Club of Old Forge and a lifetime member of the AM Vets Honor Guard of Dupont. He was an avid Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Eagles fan. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed his garden, and mushroom and blueberry picking. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. In addition to his parents, Joseph is preceded in death by his wife, the former

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Irene H. (Harchar), who passed away September 2, 2011; sisters Anna Orlinsky, Mary Wesolowski, Cecilia Boccardi and Theresa Halat; brothers, Stanley, Frank, Walter, Edward and John Halat. Joseph is survived by his son, Joseph Halat Jr., Dupont; sister Cassie Lopata, Dupont; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, April 13, at Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, with Fr. Joseph Bertha officiating. The AM Vets Honor Guard of Dupont provided military honors. Joseph’s family would like to thank Dr. Mauer Biscotti, his staff, the nurses and staff of the 5th-floor therapy center and the nurses and staff of the 6th-floor Telemetry Unit of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, the Visiting Nurses and the physical occupational therapist and physical therapist of the VNA Home Health and Hospice Center for their kindness and care they gave to Joe. Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com.

Mrs. Mary B. Kresge, 95, a resident of Bear Creek Township, died Saturday, April 7, 2012 at her son’s home following a lengthy illness. She had previously been a guest at Wesley Village, Jenkins Township. Mrs. Kresge was born in Jersey City, N.J., daughter of the late Joseph and Bertha Landers Hargreave and attended GAR High School, Wilkes-Barre. She had resided in Bear Creek Township most of her life and had been associated with her late husband, Carl L. Kresge, in the operation of Carl L. Kresge Plumbing and Heating for many years prior to his death in 1996 after 61 years of marriage. She had been a faithful member of the former Abbott United Methodist Church, Parsons Section of WilkesBarre, and had been a member of its women’s societies, member of the choir, a teacher in the Sunday School and was a member of the Administrative Board of the church for many years. She had also been a member of the former Queen Esther Chapter 170, Or-

der of the Eastern Star, Wilkes-Barre, and of the Wyoming Valley Christian Women’s Club. In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was also preceded in death by a son, Ira Kresge, and a sister, Mrs. Barbara Lesher. Surviving are sons Carl K. Kresge and his wife, Sandra; Richard B. Kresge and his wife , Virginia; and Willard G. Kresge and his wife, Betty, all of Bear Creek Township; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother, James Leroy Hargreave, Cumming, Georgia, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 451 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, with Pastor Robert Evans, Beaumont Free Methodist Church, Buck Township, officiating. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township. The family requests that flowers be omitted and that donations in Mrs. Kresge’s memory be made to Hospice Community Care, 601 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704.

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Parish youth collecting items for St. Joseph’s Center 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. until April 22 Easter Egg Hunt

Queen of the Apostles Parish would like to thank the community for making its recent Easter Egg Hunt a huge success. Through the efforts of event organizers Michael, Erin and Grace Berlew and numerous volunteers, 162 children scoured the lawn of Kiesinger Funeral Service, Inc. for candy-filled Easter eggs. A special thank you is extended to Mark Kiesinger for the use of the funeral home grounds for the hunt as well as the two bicycles he donated. A special thank you is also extended to Pat Shotwell for his very generous monetary donation and to all of the parishioners who donated eggs and candy. Information sought

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of Coal Mining in Old Forge.” The Northeast Choral Society (chamber choir) Choral Artists will perform at 3 p.m. today, April 15 at the Langcliffe Presbyterian Church, 1001 Main St. A free will offering will be accepted. Parish council meets

Queen of the Apostles Parish Pastoral Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 16 in St. Mary’s Rectory, 715 Hawthorne St. Yard waste collection

Avoca Borough will have a yard waste collection on Tuesday, April 17, weather permitting. In addition to collecting grass clippings and leaves, 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 collection items in plastic bags. Collection items should be placed curbside by 8 a.m. Hospitality training

Queen of the Apostles Parish hospitality training will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 in St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St. Holy Rosary School will have its second annual 5K Race and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk on Saturday, April 21. Registration will

be open from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The race will begin in front of the school, 125 Stephenson St., Duryea, continue through the neighboring area and finish back in front of the school. Registration fee for the 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk is $20 for adults and $10 for K-12 students. Families can register for $25 to participate in the 1-Mile Family Fun Walk only. For more information, contact Lisa at 574-5168 or Rene at 4572553. Youth group meets

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. For more information, contact Lori Ostrowski at 457-8840. Pet hospice training

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. Festival committee meets

Queen of the Apostles Parish Festival Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25 in St. Mary’s School auditorium, 742 Spring St. Spaghetti dinner

Avoca V.F.W. Post 8335 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.

Building committee meets

Queen of the Apostles Parish Building and Grounds Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30 in St. Mary’s Rectory, 715 Hawthorne St. Finance council meets

Queen of the Apostles Parish Finance Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1 in St. Mary’s Rectory, 715 Hawthorne St. Memorial Pet Walk

The Fourth Annual Memorial Pet Walk for Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc. will take place on Saturday, May 5 at McDade Park, Scranton. Registration begins at noon. Attendees and their pets are invited to walk in honor or memory of a devoted pet. There will also be a balloon release to memorialize all deceased pets. All walkers must collect a minimum of $15 in donations to participate in the walk. All walkers who collect $25 or more in donations will receive a Memorial Pet Walk Shirt. In addition to the walk, there will also be a Chinese auction basket raffle which includes a basket of cheer, admission tickets for Dorney Park and a 23inch HDTV. There will also be psychic readings, food and beverages by Thomas’ Barbeque, a flea market, a dessert table, vendors and pets for adoption. For vendor information or a sponsor form, call Denise at 457-1625. Golf tournament set

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 of $80 per player includes golf, food and prizes. For more information, contact the parish office at 457-3412,

Jimbo McMahon at jimmcmahon1@verizon.net or John Soy at johnsoy@comcast.net. 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 457-4891. Ash collection

Avoca Borough announced it will have an ash collection every Wednesday. Sewer bills due

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.

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Carl Orechovsky, research editor of Anthracite Archives, Old Forge, is seeking information about the coal mining industry during the 1950s and ’60s in Old Forge. If you have any information or photos of mine openings, buildings, miners, breakers or stories of life and workings in the mines, contact Orechovsky evenings at 702-4217 or info@oldforgecoalmine.com. This will be the last major push to record the missing history of mining in Old Forge during its final days. The Pennsylvania State Archives and Pennsylvania Mine Inspectors Reports do not include this history. Their reports after 1940 only include coal production and man hour statistics at the mines. If enough information is collected, there will be a public forum in May on “The Last Days

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Dupont Softball/Teeball Opening Day is today Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish invites the community to two events being held this week at the parish church. Both events are open to the public and are free of charge. The first event is an Extreme Makeover-Parish Retreat with Father Joe Sica, local parish priest, public speaker and widely read author, and will be held at 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, April 16-18 in the parish church on Lackawanna Avenue Monday evening’s topic is “Be Happy for Life.” Father Joe will share words that will guarantee you an extreme happiness makeover. Kick’em Out, Life’s Painful Intruders,” is Tuesday evening’s topic and Father Joe will share positive steps to kick out adversity and setbacks. On Wednesday, “Grudges….to heavy to carry!” Listen to Father Joe share his thoughts on sweet forgiveness. Sacred Heart Parish will host a small reception after the retreat on Wednesday in the parish hall after the retreat. Sacred Heart Jesus Senior Outreach Committee will hold its annual Health Fair from 5 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 and from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 in the parish hall on Lackawanna Avenue. Health care professionals will be available with blood pressure, glucose, hearing and vision screenings; Speak with a speech therapist, registered dietitian, pharmacist, occupational therapist, MD’s audiologist, registered nurses, chiropractor and other health care professionals. The Pittston Area Leos Club will collect prescription glasses for the Lions Club Eye Bank. Also included will be a special kid���s corner; free gifts, a 50/50 raffle and three door prize giveaways, including one for children only.

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Opening Day for Dupont Softball/Teeball Opening Day will be held today, April 15 beginning 1 p.m. at the Little League Field on Elm Street. Keynote speakers will be Dupont Borough officials, Rep. Mike Carroll, Judge Fred Pierantoni and guest speaker Kelley Daley Schuh, a past graduate of Dupont Softball/ Teeball.

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Team pictures will also be taken throughout the day, weather permitting. Easter Lottery Basket

Winner of the Easter Lottery Basket was Joyce Rolls. All monies raised benefit the Dupont Borough Children’s Fund which sponsors holiday parties for the community children. Eco-Tip of the week

Here is Joey Jones’ Eco-Tip of the week: Check your air vents and registers because if they are blocked by furniture or drapes, the heat or cool air won’t reach the rest of the room. This will save energy. Volunteers needed

Dupont Lions Club is in need of volunteers for their monthly food distribution. Help is needed unloading and bagging the food items beginning at 2 p.m. with distributions from 4 to 5 p.m. The food drive is held every fourth Thursday of the month. Anyone able to volunteer is asked to contact Lion Stan Knick. Dupont Lions Club monthly food distribution will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 at Holy Mother of Sorrows Church, Wyoming Avenue. All qualifying residents of Dupont and Suscon are eligible. Sportsmen’s Club meets

Elm St. Sportsmen’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. today, April 15 at the Polish American Citizens Club, Dupont. John Lizak will preside Meeting changed

The April meeting of the Dupont Crime Watch, previously scheduled for Tuesday, April 24 has been changed to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25 in the James Cocco Council Chambers at the Dupont Municipal Building. Guest speaker will be Joseph Lynch, Intergovernmental

Coordinator for Luzerne County 911. New phone system

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

The Fourth Annual Memorial Pet Walk for Tracey’s Hope will be held on Saturday, May 5 at Scranton’s McDade Park with registration beginning at noon. There will be a balloon release to memorialize all deceased pets. All walkers who collect $25 or more in donation sponsors will receive a Memorial Pet Walk shirt. All walkers must collect a minimum of $15 in sponsors to walk in the Pet Walk. There will be a Chinese auction basket raffle, food and beverages by Thomas’ Barbeque, flea market, a dessert table, vendors and pets for adoption. For vendor information or a sponsor form to walk, call Denise at 457-1625. Do you know?

If anyone knows what color the Dupont Rebels, Dupont AC and Sacred Heart baseball team uniforms were, contact dupont.news @comcast.net Welcoming Mass

A welcoming Mass for folks who have recently joined Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish will be celebrated during the 10:30 a.m. Mass today, April 22. Refreshments will be served in the church hall after Mass. Everyone is invited to come and welcome the new parishioners: Thomas, Marlene, Chris-

The Pittston Leo's Club will collect used prescription eyeglasses on April 20 and 21 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Health Fair. Leo's Club Eyeglass Chairperson Dominique Delpriore is shown here with Leonardo, club mascot.

topher and Meghan Gerrity, Loretta Biga; Stephen and Janet Valenti, Paul, Diane and Nicole Trzcinski, Robert, Jennifer, Kendall and Reagan Hadley, Barbara Ann Vitale, Kathy Collins; Richard, Charlotte and Richard Jr. Grzyboski, Allan, Ann Marie and Jeffrey Herie, Paul and Theresa Skowronski, Kristin Schintz, and Lukas Herbert, Helene Maszeroski, Gervase and Veronica Castner, Christopher Yonki, Dorota, Mya and Jacob Ketch, Dennis and Maryalice Judge, Angela Yozwiak, Christina Pietrocarlo, Joseph and Marjorie Sledgeski, Joan Filipski, Christopher and Kelly Sabitus. Night at the Races

The Avoca A.O.H. will have a “Night at the Races” on Saturday, April 21 in St. Mary’s School auditorium, 742 Spring St., Avoca. 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. All proceeds benefit the Avoca A.O.H. scholarship fund. Officers elected

The Greater Pittston Compost Committee held election of officers at its April 4 meeting. They are: president, Stanley Knick Jr., Dupont Borough; vice-president, Mayor Jason Klush, Pitt-

ston City; treasurer, Tom Fritz, Avoca Borough; and secretary, Bob Gable, Hughestown Borough. Stan Knick presented the total estimates for the facility project costs. Of the grant award of $461,350, $294,000 was spent on equipment which includes a grinder at $214,900; front end loader for $66,752 and a water buffalo at $12,630; insurance costs, $5094; fencing, $30,000 and cameras, $5,000. In order to keep the equipment safe Stan Knick recommended approximately 1000 feet of 6’ fencing with barb wire and a wireless security camera. Fuel costs were estimated at eight to 10 gallons per hours operating approximately two days a week for a total of 10 hours at $6 per gallon. Cost estimate is $6,000 and replacement parts are estimated at $4,000. Labor costs include two men at $15 an hour at 25 weeks a year for $11,000 plus a miscellaneous cost of $2,000. The estimated unspent grant fund amount of $100,000 will be used to operate and maintain the facility for the first couple years. After that, operation costs will be paid by each of the municipalities. The cost per municipality will be based on population for the first year.

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Holy Rosary School will have its second annual 5K Race and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk on Saturday, April 21. Registration will be open from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The race will begin in front of the school, 125 Stephenson St., continue through the neighboring area and finish back in front of the school. The registration fee for the 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk is $20 for adults and $10 for K-12 students. Families can register for $25 to participate in the 1-Mile Family Fun Walk only. For more information, contact Lisa at 574-5168 or Rene at 4572553.

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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. All lids should be removed and disposed of in home trash. Containers should be rinsed, plastics and metals should be

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Happy birthday

A very happy belated birthday to Monica (Tomaszewski) Coyne who celebrated her birthday on April 12. Funeral detail vets needed

American Legion Brennan Regan Post Commander John Mlaker and V.F.W. Post 1227 Senior Vice Commander John Plis-

flattened and glass should not be broken. Newspaper should not be placed in bags. All recyclables should be placed in the appropriate compartment of the truck. 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 card-

ka 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 so richly deserve. For more information, call Ed Matt at the American Legion post at 457-4242.

Information sought

Carl Orechovsky, research editor of Anthracite Archives, Old Forge, is seeking information about the coal mining industry during the 1950s and ’60s in Old Forge. If you have any information or photos of mine openings, buildings, miners, breakers or stories of life and workings in the mines contact Orechovsky evenings at 702-4217 or info@oldforgecoalmine.com. This will be the last major push to record the missing history of mining in Old Forge during its final days. The Pennsylvania State Archives and Pennsylvania

Mine Inspectors Reports do not include this history. Their reports after 1940 only include coal production and man hour statistics at the mines. If enough information is collected, there will be a public forum in May on “The Last Days of Coal Mining in Old Forge.” Legion meeting

The members of the American Legion Brennan Regan Post 585 will meet at1p.m. today, April15 at the post home, 329 Main St. The board of directors will elect three officers at this time.

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Holy Rosary 5K race/family fun walk is Saturday

Girls League opens May 5 board. All pieces should be collapsed and flattened. This collection does not include food contaminated noncorrugated 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. Recycling calendars are available in the lobby of the Avoca Municipal Building and at the recycling truck.

Councilman Ed Strubeck reported there are currently four teams signed up for the Hughestown Girls League. He noted opening day is May 5 and all games will be played locally. It was further determined that the ordinance concerning dog waste in the park will be enforced and the gate to the park will be locked to prevent further occurrences. Dave Porzuczek, JoAnne Van Nem and Lori Perrego are new members of the Girls League. Anyone wishing to assist can contact Dave at 313-0321. There are also sign-up sheets at the field. Donny Scialpi, retired member of the league, was lauded for his many years of service. There will be a clean up of the borough in cooperation with PennDOT at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 21. Anyone interested in

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volunteering is asked to meet at the borough building. Council reported four activated fire alarms, five cancelled en-route, 20 EMS calls, one investigation, two motor vehicle accidents, one standby, one wild fire for a total of 34 incidents. Councilman Phil Falvo asked for the first allotment of $500 for the hose company, which was approved. Councilman Bob Gable reported 45 police incidents - one traffic cittion, three criminal, two K-9 responses, two EMS, five accidents. Robert Callahan has been appointed for a 30-day trial. Grass will be picked up starting Wednesday, April 18. There is a limit of 30-pound containers and three bags.

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Over 170 children attended an Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Queen Apostles Church of Avoca and hosted by Mark Kiesinger of Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc. on April 7. Children eagerly searched for 1,700 candy-filled Easter eggs. Brandon Wardecki and Syra Reza each won a bicycle donated by Mark Kiesinger.


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Exeter seeks volunteer for Open Records Officer Exeter Borough Council is looking for an interested Exeter Borough resident to serve as the Open Records Officer for the borough. Interested individuals should be familiar with the Pennsylvania Open Records Act and Right to Know Law. To apply for this voluntary position, send letter of interest to Denise Adams, chairman, at 1101 Wyoming Ave. Exeter, PA 18643. For more information, call 654-3001 ext. 4. Happy anniversary

Happy Anniversary to Michael and Mary Ann Mackachinis of Exeter Park, who will be married 46 years on Monday, April 16. Coyne Tournament

The Fourth Annual Joseph Coyne Softball Tournament will be held at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 20 at the Exeter Lions Little League fields. The event will feature face painting, local mascots and clown/balloon artist Pat Ward from 2 to 4 p.m. 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

EXETER EILEEN CIPRIANI

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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. Police reminder

Exeter Borough Police reminded citizens that anyone caught dumping or littering along Packer Avenue will be cited. Anyone who sees such action occurring is asked to contact the Exeter Borough Police at 6543301. Increased patrols will be present. Chief John McNeil announces that street sweeping will begin on May 4 between the hours of 5 and 9 a.m. from Erie Street to First on both the East and West

sides of Wyoming Avenue. Residents are reminded that parking will not be allowed during this period. All violators will be subject to the issuance of a parking citation. This activity will be scheduled for the first Friday of each month until November. Cosmopolitan seniors

The Cosmopolitan Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 in St. Anthony’s Center in Exeter. Hosts/hostesses are Florence Aquilina, Theresa Bekanich, Marie Mantione, Jane Mikolosko and Irene Parini. The previous meeting was attended by 56 members and one guest. After the call to order by President Malinowski, Vice President Joe Kleback led the group in prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and a patriotic song. Secretary Terri Mislan read the minutes and treasurer Amy Alpaugh gave the treasurers report. The club welcomed Florence and Ed Stankoski as new members. After the meeting, the group enjoyed refreshments and Bingo was played. Fifty/fifty winners were Mary Coleman, Toni Hall, Edith Jones, Frances Poluske and Frank Schall. Mary Dirhan won the special game prize and the Bingo jackpot was won by Tom Alpaugh.

Travel Coordinator Johanna is accepting reservations for a casino trip on Wednesday, May 9, 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 and non-members are welcome. Details can be obtained from Johanna at 655-2720. 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. Payments can be mailed to 1101 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, PA 18643. For more information, call Lynda at 654-3001, ext. 2. St. Barbara’s Parish

Plans are in full swing to make St. Barbara’s Summer Bazaar another wonderful event. This year’s celebration will be held July 20-22. The monthly Mass honoring all married couples celebrating

their wedding anniversary during the month of April will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. St. Barbara’s Parish will form a Youth Choir. Anyone from elementary through high school is invited to join. The first practice will be held at 3p.m. on Saturday, April 21 in the choir loft at St. Anthony’s Church. Today is Divine Mercy Sunday. 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. Scholarship applications

Applications for the 1st. Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Scholarship for students of Pittston Area, Wyoming Area and those attending Holy Redeemer are available at their respective schools. The scholarship requires the student to have musical participation of some kind and military connection of a family member past or present.

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West Wyoming bulk item pick-up on Monday West Wyoming Borough will have a bulk item pick-up on Monday, April 16. The pickup is limited to two bulk items per household in the borough. 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. Freon items include air conditioners, refrigerators, etc.

WEST WYOMING NEWS 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 will not include Eighth Street. Residents living on Eighth Street up to the Exeter Line will have their scheduled pickup on Thursday, April 26. 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. No plastic or recyclable bags, stones or dirt are allowed. Recycling reminder

West Wyoming recycling containers are located behind Hose Company #1. Recycling can be dropped off any day of the week. The following is the list of

acceptable items for recycling: 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. Tax collector

Robert Connors, tax collector, reminds residents that the

rebate period for county and municipal taxes will end on Monday, April 23. When paying tax bills, residents are asked to send in the entire tax bill. The bar coded copy hasto be returned to the Luzerne County Courthouse. Residents paying by mail in need of a receipt, must send a self-addressed/stamped envelope. Anyone who has not yet received a tax bill should contact Mr. Connors at 693-0130 after 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Wyoming Area Lady Warriors will host a fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. today, April 15 at Charming Charlie Boutique at the Shoppes at Montage. Snacks and beverages will be served. The Lady Warriors request a $5 donation at the door and shoppers will receive 20% off their purchase (excludes clearance items). Proceeds will benefit the Lady Warriors field hockey team. WP Women’s Club

The West Pittston Women’s Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 at the West Pittston Methodist Church. This meeting will be “show and tell antiques.” All members are asked to bring an antique to the meeting. Chairperson is Grace Rose. Committee members areConnie Parente, Rose Rooney, Catherine Manganella, Lorraine Antal, and Elizabeth Rutkowski. Reservations for the Spring Luncheon on May 15 at Irem Country Club will be taken. Friends are welcome. The club will hold its yearly women’s clothing sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April at the West Pittston Methodist Church, Wyoming Avenue There will be everything for the modern woman in all sizes (coats, dresses, blouses, pants, jeans, shoes, purse and much more). Many name brands and nothing will be over $5. Donkey basketball

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 will be sold by members of the senior class or at the door.

WEST PITTSTON Tony Callaio 654-5358 tonyc150@verizon.net

Bridge. Festival hours are noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The committee asks residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania to help celebrate the rebirth of West Pittston by participating in the 41st annual parade which is set for noon on Saturday, May 5. Line-up will be at 11:15 a.m. near Cenera Auto Parts, Exeter Avenue (Rt. 92) West Pittston. Any individual or group interested in participating in this year’s parade may contact chairperson Ralph Salernoby at sal602@hotmail.com or by phone at 780-0231. The Little Miss Cherry Blossom contest will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at the festival grounds. The contest is open to girls 4 to 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 by e-mail at lmalsky@aol.com. Deadline is April 20. West Pittston Idol

The Cherry Blossom Festival will hold West Pittston Idol 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 by e-mail at lmalsky@aol.com.

Cherry Blossom Street department

Street sweeping has begun. Police Chief Porfirio requests that residents follow the designated signs by moving their vehicles. Yard waste will be picked up from Montgomery Avenue to Erie Street on Mondays and from

Golf tournament

The West Pittston Rams Parents Organization’s Golf Tournament will be held April 28 at Four Seasons Golf Course. Any business interesting in being a 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. WP Fun Run

The 35th annual West Pittston Anthracite 4-Mile Run sponsored by Big Top Rentals 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 after May 30. 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. Historical Society

The West Pittston Historical Society is pleased to partner with the West Pittston Library to digitize a portion of the society’s Pittston Gazette newspaper microfilm collection.

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 through April 30. The face period will begin May 1 and continue until June 30. Penalty period will be honored through December 15 when the tax books will be closed. Office hours during rebate are 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. 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 should be included with payment. For appointments, call 6553801 or 655-7782 ext. 232. Welsh classes

In preparation for the North American Festival of Wales, classes to sing in Welsh will be conducted from 2 to 4 p.m. on the second and third Saturdays of each month until September at the Congregational Church, 500 Luzerne Ave. The Festival of Wales is a fiveday cultural event being held over Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30 – Sept. 3at the Scranton Hilton. For information on the classes, contact Chris Hastie at 905-9074 or e-mail chhmww@hot-

mail.com. Library programs

Beginner Yoga – 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. Vinyasa Yoga (All Levels) – 6 to 7 p.m., Mondays West Pittston Library Book Club – 6:45 p.m. first Tuesday of each month Weekly Story Time – 1 p.m., Fridays Children’s Yoga with Corinne – 3:45 p.m. first Friday of the month. Cost if $8 for children ages 5-10. 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 Anniversary note

Michael and Lori Cresho, of West Pittston, celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on April 11. The Creshos have two children, Cole and Mikayla. Cole Cresho will celebrate his eighth birthday on April 20. Birthday notes

Celebrating this week: Donna Parry, Mike Gallagher, David Hawk, Cathleen Bell Schmonsees, April 16; Stevie Dorbad, Samantha Wozniak, April 17; Jennifer Vacula, Lexi Coolbaugh, April 19; Nancy Recupero, Cody Poder, April 20; Zak LaNunziata, Katherine Merkel and April Taroli, April 21. Thought of the week

Occasions are rare; and those who know how to seize upon them are rarer. Quote of the week

“When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.” – Charles Evans Hughes, American jurist and stateman. Bumper sticker

Pleasure can be supported by an illusion but happiness rests upon truth.

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The West Pittston Cherry Blossom Committee will meet at 5 p.m. today, April 15 at the Corpus Christi School Building, 605 Luzerne Ave. The 41st Annual Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6 on Susquehanna Avenue next to the Firefighters Memorial

Montgomery Avenue to Susquehanna Avenue on Tuesdays. 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.

The project is being funded by a Library Services and Technology Act Grant. The Pittston Gazette collection spans the years from 1850 through1965 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 digitized newspapers will be available at no charge on the PA Digital Access website, with the first additions becoming available online in the spring 2013. Keep watching the West Pittston Historical Society website at http://www.westpittstonhistory.org/ for updates and a link to the Pittston Gazette site when it becomes available.

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Lady Warriors host field hockey fundraiser today


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Payment for garbage stickers is due immediately Wyoming residents are reminded that garbage stickers were due February 1. Residents who have not yet paid for their garbage sticker should make payment immediately to avoid fines and costs. Payment can be made in person or by mail to Wyoming Borough, 277 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, PA. For payment information, call 6930291. Residents are reminded that borough ordinance prohibits the parking of recreational vehicles on roadways. This includes campers, boats and trailers. Violations of the ordinance can result in a fine of up to $300. Dogs running at large in the borough are prohibited. Dog owners must also curb their animals. The cooperation of residents and visitors to the borough is requested. Umpires sought

The Wyoming/West Wyoming Little League is actively seeking anyone interested in officiating its minor league boys baseball games. Games are held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and at noon and 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Anyone interested need not make a full season commitment and may commit to

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Meeting on natural gas

Residents interested in natural gas service packed the April meeting of Borough Council to listen to the presentation from representatives of UGI. Don Brominski, Director of Business Development, explained the benefits of gas and the cost savings to homeowners. Applications for request of gas service were distributed. If residents are interested in this service, applications are available at the municipal office. To estimate the cost savings for homeowners, log onto www.UGI.com/calculator.

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Bowling scores

Universal High Scratch Series scores: Jerry Coggins, 715; Edward Col-

WYOMING NEWS EILEEN CIPRIANI 287-3349 ecipriani@comcast.net games when they are available. take care that yard waste does All applicants will initially be not contain plastic or recyclable subject to criminal clearance. bags. The compost yard does not These are paid positions. Those accept stones or dirt. interested can call Bill Petrucci Compost is also available free at 817-5874 to discuss the sched- of charge to residents of both ule and payment terms. towns.

be served after the meeting, and Bingo will be played. Parking is available for the handicapped. St. Monica’s Parish

Car wash

Senior citizens

Cub Scout Pack 366 will hold a car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 5 at Dileo’s on Wyoming Avenue.

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 brush, branches, leaves and grass. Residents are reminded to

The Wyoming/West Wyoming Seniors met recently at the St Monica meeting center with Frank Perfinski presiding. Those celebrating April birthdays included Annabel Casagrande, Ann Turon, George C. Yurek snd Sam DeSalvo. The club’s next meeting is at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 at St Monica Meeting Center. Servers are Maryann Paluck, Elinor Yurek and Eleanor Saneski. Fift/fifty winners from the last meeting were Mickey DeSalvo, Vicky Mecklavage and Paul Delaney. Bingo jackpot winner was Betty O’Hara. The 36th anniversary dinner will be celebrated on May 1 and all payments must be made at this meeting. Refreshments will

Vacation Bible School will be held from June 25-29. Lillian Dominici is coordinating the week’s events, which include indoor and outdoor activities. Adult and teen volunteers are needed to help with the games and creative activities. Helpers may call Lillian at 693-6227. The Fundraising Committee wishes to thank all who baked and all who bought and donated time and money to make its bake sale a huge success, raising $1,631. The Parish is always in need of new Lectors (Readers of the Sacred Word). Anyone interested in this form of service is asked to call Father McKernan at 6931991. St. Monica’s Library has the following selections highly recommended by Father McKernan for reading, reflection and prayer: “In The Presence of Our Lord” by Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R and James Monti, “The Diary of Divine Mercy In My Soul” by Marians of the Immaculate Conception and “Lord, Have Mercy, The Healing Power

lins, 706; William Elko, 692; Jim Lavelle,III, 684; Mark Prebish, 631; Ryan O’Malley, 597; David titton, 581; Steve Viastaris, 579; Tom Titton, 578; Richard Arditi, 574. National High Scratch Series scores: Edward Collins, 825; Matt Felter, 705; Neal elko, 688; Lisa Menichini, 682; Dale Reese, 680; Mark Kulick, 666; Keith Weinschnek, 660; Joe Campanella, 641; Joe Bruns, 618; Allyn Sr. Ferretti, 614. Junior/Senior High Scratch Series scores: Men’s Division: Peter Kulick, 667; Michael Lenchak, 589; Billy Jr. Elko, 589; Zachary McKitish, 588; Michael Szumski, 551. Women’s Division: Courtney Osiecki, 454; Katie Wynn, 422; Michelle Grossbauer, 309. Warehouse Mixed League High Scratch Series scores: Men’s Division: Edward Collins, 714; Ed Markovich, 658; John Borgia, 638; Chris DeHaas,

631; Ron Shaw, 620. Women’s Division: Melony Yurek, 500. Magic Circle High Scratch Series scores: Men’s Division: Paul Chmiel, 668; Mike Spece, 662; Vito Buzzetta, 656; Russ Stevens, 642; Don Whiting, 640; Joseph Chmiel, 637; Joe Sr Wruble, 630; Chris renfer, 628; Rich Jr. Aston, 622; Bill Pupa, 600. Women’s Division: Marytheresa Pupa, 491; Courtney McKitish, 454; Mima Brunges, 418; Sarah Helcoski, 379. Pittston Twp VFW High Scratch Series scores: Jack Casper, 681; Rich Russian, 658; Wally Moore, 611; John Blattner, 566; Russ Stevens, 564; Tom Judge, 562; Bill Pupa, 543; Joe Argenio, 532; Ray Wasko, 532; Jim Chimento, 531. American High Scratch Series scores: John Grohowski, 716; Tom Spurlin, 702; Marty Moughan, 691; Dave Kern, 665; Edward

Collins, 640; Rich Kuligowski, 612; Pete Latona, 607; Gary Sr. Magdon, 605; Mark Kulick, 602; Scott Kowalczyk, 596. Dupont Bowlerettes High Scratch Series scores: Trisha Chmiel, 526; MaryLou Fereck, 523; Irene Jemiola, 496; Debbie Stevens, 493; MaryTheresa Pupa, 480; Ann Alfano, 478; Donna Kasa, 478; Rose McDade, 437; MaryAnn Shugdinis, 436. Sunday Night Mixed High Scratch Series scores: Men’s Division: Francis Pupa, 614; Jim Rowalnds, 598; Gene Wasko, 555; Joe Argenio, 552; Eric McKitish, 549. Women’s Division: MaryTheresa Pupa, 623; Courtney McKitish, 442; MaryLou Fereck, 418; Gracelynn Williamson, 415; Karen Umbra, 375. Boy’s Division: Zachary McKitish, 532. Prep Boys High Scratch Series scores: Joey Jones, 399; Evan Elko, 398;

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

of Confession” by Scott Hahn. The library is located at O.L.O.S. site in the church hall. Thanks to Dr. Menta for the new book and pamphlet rack that sits near the side entrance of the church hall. 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. If interested, please call the Parish Office at 693-1991. The Pro-Life Center in Wilkes-Barre is in need of baby wipes, diapers, sizes 1 & 2, towels, wash clothes, boys sleepers, size med., girls sleepers, size 12 months, blankets, etc. The Greater Pittston Food Pantry is going through one of the toughest financial times of the year. Please remember them when you are shopping for your own family. The pantry is located at 37 William Street, Pittston and is the program of the Care and Share Ministry of St. John the Evangelist Parish. Call 6549923 for more information. Ronan Tynan, Irish Tenor , will appear in concert with pianist Bill Lewis will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. at Pottsville Area High School Auditorium. For tickets, casll St. Patrick’s Rectory at 622-1802. Jesse Carlen, 347; Joey Wruble, 313; Zachary Garbarino, 309; Dylan Kelly, 305; Jimmy Dillon, 285; Tyler Granahan, 268; Brandon Savokinas, 259; TJ Connors, 202. Bantam/Prep Mixed High Scratch Series scores: Boys Division: Zachary Elko, 251; Ozzie Dobrowalski, 225; Jeremy Lavelle, 223; Tyler Cegelka, 200; Sean Connors, 178; Marc Piechota, 166; Aiden Hindmarsh, 158; Jacob Dobrowalski, 156; Nicolas Aschenback, 154; Ryan Kane, 124. Girls Division: Janelle Dudek, 172;; Makenzie Kaminski, 149; Kacie Fisk, 141; Madison Mesaris, 119. Mixed Girls High Scratch Series scores: Erin Donnelly, 435; Jordan Cegelka, 393; Veronica Rizzo, 374; Rachael Solano, 370; Danielle Zydko, 343; Callie Kipp, 322; Hannah Maruhnich, 292; Samantha Piechota, 288; Morgan Mesaris, 260; Piper Kane, 258.


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Sports

Jenny Meck heads the ball for Pittston Area. LEFT: Amanda Gallagher of Wyoming Area, left, controls the ball as Pittston Area's Allie Barber pursues.

WA defeats PA in double OT PHOTOS BY BILL TARUTIS

By Don McGlynn

dmcglynn@psdispatch.com

See OT, Page 44

Wyoming Area's Jenna Skrinak makes a pass against Pittston Area.

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Captain Jenn Bone kept the Wyoming Area High School soccer team’s perfect season intact, scoring the winning goal in the Lady Warriors 2-1 double overtime victory over visiting Pittston Area on April 13. Bone scored from 30 yards out a little over a minute into the game’s second overtime to improve the Lady Warriors record to 5-0. “Jenn missed that shot earlier and I said, ‘you know what, Jenn, take it again,’ because that girl’s got a foot. Jenn Bone is unbelievable. She’s a junior captain for me, and she leads the team really well, said Wyoming Area’s head coach Mike Sokolas. “When she hit that shot, the joy was unbelievable. This was the biggest game of our season so far.” And it was possibly the win the Lady Warriors had to work the hardest for.

“It was so evenly matched throughout the entire contest. The second half, we’d have possession for 10 minutes, they’d get possession for 10 minutes, and it was just back and forth through that whole second half,” said Sokolas. After a scoreless first half, Wyoming Area finally made it onto the scoreboard first, with Valerie Bott scoring with a little over four minutes left in the game. “When we got that goal, with (four) minutes to go, I was excited, I thought for sure that was it,” Sokolas. But, the Lady Patriots had other ideas. Refusing to lay down, Pittston Area fought back and tied the game with Liz Mikitsh scoring on a corner kick. “I think our girls played wonderful, offensively, defensively, they played their hearts out,” said Pittston Area head coach Nicole Tieso.


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PITTSTON AREA

PA rides 13-run inning to victory By Matt Page

Dispatch Correspondent

Pittston Area kept pace with Coughlin and Hazleton atop Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 East as it answered everything the Crestwood Comets throw at it and every batter scored at least once during a 13-run third inning on April 12 at the Bucky Harris Sports Complex in Hughestown. Michael Schwab reached base safely in all five at-bats, scoring four times and back-up second baseman Felix Mascelli went 2 for 3 with four RBI to lead the Patriots to a 19-9 victory. “Felix Mascelli came up big for us today. He came up really big,” said coach Paul Zaffuto. “We put a big hit and run on and he came through and when they threw the infield in earlier on, he scored two runs on a base hit up the middle. He turned a nice double play. He stayed in there and he made me proud.” After spotting the Comets three runs in the top of the first, Jordan Houseman started the Patriots off with a single back up the middle before stealing second. Michael Schwab followed up with a single to score Houseman and advance to second on the throw home. Two batters later, Anthony Schwab hit an RBI single before Tyler Loftus ripped a line drive into left past the diving fielder. The ball rolled into the corner and Loftus hustled around the bases, earning a stand-up inside-the-park homerun and giving the Patriots a 4-3 lead after one. “I was disappointed in the first inning when we spotted them three runs because they actually did everything that we want to do,” said Zaffuto. “They took pitches early on and got the leadoff guy on; they bunted runners over when they had to and See PA, Page 47

ABOVE: PA's Jordan Houseman leaps over Crestwood catcher Kurt Yenchik in a scoring attempt. PHOTOS BY BILL TARUTIS

LEFT: Evan Hahn slides safely to home plate against Crestwood. BELOW: Pittston Area's Michael Schwab delivers a pitch against Crestwood in Hughestown.

Pittston Area's Felix Mascelli pulls back on a bunt attempt.


A new beginning for Lady Patriots Pittston Area High School softball team welcomes new coach this season By Don McGlynn

dmcglynn@psdispatch.com

Pittston Area shortstop Lauren Dragon fields a grounder to throw out a Holy Redeemer runner Monday afternoon in Kingston. PHOTOS BY BILL TARUTIS

Pittston Area's Antoinette Scialpi takes a lead off of third base.

Pittston Area's Ali Slomba delivers a pitch to Holy Redeemer.

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The preseason was filled with changes for the Pittston Area High School softball team. The Lady Patriots welcomed new coach Dave Deluca. Deluca coached for two years at Crestwood and four years at Myers Junior High School before making his way to Pittston Area. Deluca decided to apply for the position after learning of former coach Colleen McGarry’s resignation. “I put in for it and was lucky enough to get it,” he said. McGarry resigned from the coaching position in late February, only a few months before the team’s March 30 scheduled opening day. Deluca, who wasn’t approved by the school board as the head coach until late March, said he heard the school’s athletic director, Charlie Turco, had worked out a little bit with the softball team before he was hired, but as a result of the late hiring, the Lady Patriots missed some practice time. “They missed probably 10 days of regular practice before they had me come on board,” said Deluca. Despite the loss, the new coach seems optimistic with his team’s ability to do well this year. “I see a lot of good things, and a lot of positive things, a lot of younger kids that are contributing. We’re just trying to build confidence and turn the program in a different direction, a more aggressive style of play,” said Deluca. Deluca hopes a new style of play will translate into more wins for the Lady Patriots, who finished last year with an overall record of 3-12. The team has a nice mix of seasoned upperclassmen and tal-

ented newcomers that are looking to finish the season with a better record, including seniors Marissa Nardone, Antonette Scialpi and Grace O’Neil. “Marissa is our catcher, she’s a senior, very good defensively,” Deluca said. “Scialpi, she’s our third baseman, very good defensively and good contact hitter. And Grace O’Neil is our first baseman, is very good defensively and starting to make contact.” The trio is joined by sophomore Samantha Rydzy at second base, freshman Theresa Domarsky in the outfield and freshman Lauren Dragon on shortstop. The underclassmen have been making a nice contribution to the team, according to Deluca, and are benefiting from the experience of the upperclassmen. “The older girls, I’m really impressed with the way they take the younger girls under their wing, and try and help them every day at practice,” said Deluca. In addition to a new coach, the team also has a new pitcher. Deluca said when he took the team over he had been told it did not have a pitcher, and as a result, he has been trying to develop Ali Slomba into one. He said she has progressed at the position. The team got off to a rocky start, losing its first three games. Holy Redeemer defeated Pittston Area, 14-3, on April 9. Kaitlyn Kaluzny was 1-for-2 with a home run and three RBI to propel the Royals to the win. Stacey Warga went 3-for-4 at the plate with one double and three RBI. Kelly Keener led the effort for Pittston Area, going 2-for-2. Pittston Area lost to Crestwood 6-0 on Thursday, April 12. The Lady Patriots will try and turn their season around when they travel to Wyoming Valley West on Monday, April 16.

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HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

‘Ashby’ fever to hit a pitch Friday for 15th game Former Major League pitcher Andy Ashby will present 15th PA/WA baseball game MVP trophy By Jack Smiles jsmiles@psdispatch.com

Back in the fall of 1997 as Sam Falcone presented the 20th Annual Carmella Falcone MVP trophy to Wyoming Area quarterback B.J. Stelacone after the Pittston Area/Wyoming Area football game, then Wyoming Area baseball coach Ron Musto watched from the bleachers and an idea hit him. Why not a sponsored MVP trophy for the Pittston Area/ Wyoming Area baseball game? When the idea for a baseball game MVP trophy was floated that winter, Andy Ashby, then a pitcher with the San Diego Padres, came forward to sponsor it. Within a couple years, the “Ashby Game” became the marquee event of local spring sports calendar as the game was embraced by the schools, the athletic directors, the coaches, the parents, the fans, Ashby and his family and, especially, the players. The players felt a special connection to Ashby, who lives in Yatesville, as he worked out with them during the winter months and was generous with tips and advice. The game took on such significance that in the three seasons where Pittston Area and Wyoming Area were not scheduled to play each due to conference realignments, the schools and the programs agreed to play a specially-scheduled non-league game on a Saturday during the season. Pennant race or not, the coaches threw their best available pitchers and went all out to win. Adding to the game’s luster, three times it was played on the very field where Ashby had won 11 games for the Red Barons in 1991 as sponsors came forward to rent PNC Field. On Friday, Ashby will hand out the 15th Andy Ashby MVP trophy after the PA/WA game in West Pittston. The first pitch is scheduled to be thrown at 4:15 p.m. Each team has won seven of the previous 14 games. The series began in 1998 with a sub plot. The game was at

Andy Ashby displays the MVP trophy he sponsors before last year's Ashby game

FILE PHOTO BY BILL TARUTIS

Wyoming Area and it was the Warriors’ first home game since the previous May when a massive fire that destroyed the Diversified Records building also destroyed the left field fence and tore up the left field turf. WA had played 23 consecutive away games. Wyoming Area won its homecoming game, 8-2, and left fielder Shane Beatty won the MVP with three hits, including a pair with two outs to spark Warrior rallies. Ashby’s father-in-law, then State Rep. Tom Tigue, and Ashby’s wife, Tracy, presented the trophy. The second game in 1999 at Pittston Area was a non-league game and one of the most exciting in the series. PA won, 2-1, as the teams combined for only four hits, one a long game-winning home run by Ashby winner George LoPresto. Jim Salitis, of PA, and Mike Gerney, of WA, both pitched 2-hitters. Game three in 2000 was also a

non-league contest at West Pittston. Mike Gerney was back, this time as a batter. He won the MVP, going 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs in a 12-7 WA win. After the game Gerney said, “It’s been a goal of mine to win this since I said good bye to Andy when he left for spring training.” In 2001, Blake Barbini won the Ashby, pitching a complete game in a 9-4 PA win. “Andy is a nice guy,” Barbini said at the time. “We threw together in the gym last winter. He helped me with my mechanics, but even more mentally. My downside was getting emotional when things went wrong. Andy said if I walk a couple guys, forget it and focus on the batter. That’s what I’ve been trying to do.” In 2002, WA’s Rich Overman won the Ashby in a 4-2 WA win. Overman entered in relief, got out of a jam and pitched 2 1/3 innings, giving up no runs with one strikeout and got the save.

In 2003, a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning forced in the winning run in a 4-3 WA win. Winning pitcher Rob Licata went the distance in 40-degree weather, allowing two earned runs while striking out eight to win the Ashby. In 2004, Ashby personally presented the award for the first time and saw a brother act as pitcher Ryan Overman won the MVP two years after his brother Rich in an 8-4 WA win - probably the biggest upset of the series. PA was on an 8-game winning streak. 2005, PA pitcher Joe Hines pitched a complete game with four strikeouts in a 6-2 win and carried home the MVP. In 2006, WA short stop Kyle Shymanski won the Ashby with game tying and game-winning RBI hits, both with two outs in a 6-5 win. In 2007, PA won a Mercy rule route, 15-0. George Dructor, who went 3-for-4 with four RBI, beamed as Ashby handed him the trophy. “It’s an honor for him to be here and everything,” Dructor said. In 2008, PA outfielder Kevin Daley picked up the trophy with a game-winning RBI single in the top of the seventh in a 6-5 win at PNC Park Back at PNC again in 2009, Pittston Area senior right handed pitcher Joe Dorbad won the 12th Ashby Trophy hurling a 4-0 shutout. In 2010, Wyoming Area won 11-0 in five innings in West Pittston. Ashby was out of town and wanted to present the trophy, so the winner wasn’t named until he got back a few days later. It went to WA’s Anthony Bellino. Last year, Ron Musto, no relation to the former WA coach, hit a bases-loaded double in the fourth inning to break open a 7-2 PA win back at PNC Field. Musto finished 2-for-3 with three RBI to win the Ashby. Ashby pitched for four different major league teams in 16 seasons. His best seasons were 1998, the year he started the Ash-

by Trophy, and 1999, when he was the Padres’ opening day starter and went 14-10. He made the NL All-Star team both seasons. Ashby was a workhorse for the Padres, starting more than 30 games in four of five seasons and leading the NL in starts in 1995. In 1998 he was 17-9 with a 3.33 ERA. He walked 58 and struck out 157 in 226 innings. He started two games in the LCS and pitched well, allowing just three runs in 13 innings, through he didn’t get decisions in either game. He was the starter and loser in one game against the Yankees in the World Series that season. He last pitched in the majors in 2004. Ashby loves being associated with the rivalry game. “It’s a great opportunity for the kids, myself and my family,” he said. “I feel honored to do it. I missed some of the early games when I was still playing. Thank God my wife and my father-in-law were there to take care of things.” Asked if he had a favorite memory of the 14 previous games, Ashby said, “All the games stand out. When the brothers won it, that was cool. It’s not too often that brothers get an opportunity to win the same MVP trophies.” Ashby flew to Kansas City, his hometown, on Friday to visit his father who is ill, but he expects to be back in time to attend the game, select an MVP and award the trophy. “Unless something crazy happens, I’ll be there,” he said. Previous Ashby Twinners Year .......... Team .......... MVP 1998 ..... WA ..... Shane Beatty 1999... PA... George LoPresto 2000..... WA..... Mike Gerney 2001 ..... PA ..... Blake Barbini 2002.... WA.... Rich Overman 2003....... WA....... Rob Licata 2004 ... WA ... Ryan Overman 2005 ........ PA ........ Joe Hines 2006 .. WA .. Kyle Shymanski 2007.... PA.... George Dructor 2008 ...... PA ...... Kevin Daley 2009 ....... PA ....... Joe Dorbad 2010 .. WA .. Anthony Bellino 2011........ PA........ Ron Musto


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Lady Warriors host ziti dinner and craft show The Wyoming Area Softball Parents Association will sponsor a Ziti Dinner and Spring Craft Show from noon to 5 p.m. today, Sunday, April 15 at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center cafeteria. Take-out orders are available. There will be over 25 vendors for the craft show. Cost is $6 per person. Members of the Wyoming Area Softball team are, from left, kneeling, Adrienne Przybyla, Katelin Coolbaugh, Alex Holtz, Kat Sokirka. Standing, Julianna DeAngelo, Lindsay Carey, Rachel Campbell, Lexi Coolbaugh, Nicole Cumbo, Lauren Maloney, Emily Wolfgang, Kate Kross, Drew Bednarski, Nicole Turner

PHOTO BY TONY CALLAIO

‘Meet the Warriors’ The Wyoming Area baseball program presented "Meet the Warriors" on Sunday, March 25. A Mass was celebrated at St. Barbara’s Church followed by light refreshments at the Secondary Center cafeteria. Seniors this season

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Warriors’ capture championship The Wyoming Area sixth grade class recently captured the Oblates of St. Joseph’s East Basketball Championship. The “future” Warriors defeated Dallas to take the first-place trophy and end the season with a 28-4 record. Members of the championship team are, from left, first row, Kyre Zielinski, Dylan Melberger Aaron Zezza, Jake Hogan and Jon Angelella. Second row, Marc Minichello, Matt Wright, Matt Silinskie, PJ Angeli and Sam Greenfield. Coaches are Ron Silinskie and Mick Melberger.

Mikitsh’s goal tied the game at 1-1, sending it into overtime, and creating some dread for the Lady Warriors that their first loss of the season could be10 minutes away. “She had a great kick,” Sokolas said of Mikitsh’s goal. “And when that went in, I kind of sunk a little bit. I thought this is not a team we want to let come back. They’re a very good soccer team, very well coached.” Neither team was able to score in the first overtime. Thankfully, Bone was able to secure the win for the Lady Warriors in the second. “I’m just proud of these girls, they’re the cardiac kids. They need to keep it up,” said Sokolas.

include Adam Romanowski, Dylan Maloney, Matt Kluss, Matt Klimas, and Anthony Chiampi. Here, Romanowski accepts the 2012 Melberger Award from Clifford Melberger.

Both teams were coming off a home victory going into Friday’s game. Pittston Area defeated Wyoming Seminary, 5-1, on April 9. Allie Barber scored three consecutive goals for Pittston Area. Mikitish added a goal and an assist. Nicolette Bradshaw also scored. Wyoming Area defeated Tunkhannock, 2-1, on April 12. Danielle Stillarty and Jenna Skirnak scored for the Lady Warriors. The Lady Patriots, now 4-2, will try to bounce back on Tuesday, April 17 when they take on Tunkhannock at home. Wyoming Area will try and extend its winning streak to six, when it travels to Hanover Area on Tuesday, April 17.


The Seagulls finished this week with the number one spot in the Lady Birds Bowling League. Standings Seagulls, 30-22; Tweety Birds, 29-23; Blue Jays, 27-25; Flamingos, 25-27; Robins, 25-27; Parakeets, 20-32

Leaders Mary Kay Stetina, 609; Judy Krifka, 572; Lee Lawrence, 571; Deanna Yonki, 514; Therese Wrubel, 512; Debi Kraskoski, 477; Barb Lumley, 457; Tricia Surrilla, 456; Shirley Gercak, 445; Cini Digennari, 435.

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The East Coast Auto Electric Race Team includes, from left Ron Pesotine, Kyle Wruble, Frank Kalinowski, John Anderika, Chuck Anderika and Bill Wruble.

Need for speed

Area racing team begins season By Don McGlynn

dmcglynn@psdispatch.com

really never started to come on until the end of the year.” After working with the new car for a year, the team expects to rank higher this season. “We expect to be much stronger this year,” said Chuck. In years past, the team has traveled to races all over the country but this year, due to the high cost of gas, it will compete only on the east coast. The team will be at the Virginia Dragway in Richmond, Virginia April 20-21; Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio May18-20; Maple Grove Raceway in Reading May 25-27; Lebanon Valley Dragway in West Lebanon, New York June 22-24; Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio July 5-8; New England Dragway in Epping, New Hampshire July 20-22; Cecil County Dragway in Rising Sun, Maryland August 17-19; ZMax Dragway in Charlotte, North Carolina September 14-16 and Maple Grove Raceway in Reading October 4-7.

The Martin family, first row, from left, Brycen and Brody, second row, Laine Sheerer and Bryan Martin, display the Greater Pittston Area Legends Basketball game t-shirts.

Alumni basketball game forming Former basketball players and cheerleaders from Seton Catholic, Wyoming Area and Pittston Area are invited to take part in the Greater Pittston Area Legends Basketball game on Saturday, April 28 at the Thomas R. Kelly Gymnasium at Pittston Area High School. The event will be a round robin format for the basketball teams, and the cheerleaders can cheer for their favorite men’s and women’s teams. Pittston Area’s women’s team will take on Seton Catholic at noon, Pittston Area men will take on Seton at 1 p.m., Seton Catholic women will take on Wyoming Ar-

ea at 2 p.m., Seton Catholic men will take on Wyoming Area at 3 p.m., Pittston Area women will take on Wyoming Area at 4 p.m. and Pittston Area men will take on Wyoming Area men at 5 p.m. The donation to play and cheer is $20 and includes a t-shirt. Tshirts are available for purchase for those not participating at a $10 apiece. Checks should be made payable to Pittston Area Girls Basketball. Orders can be emailed to coachhealey20@aol.com. For more information contact Coach Healey at 510-9044.

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The East Coast Auto Electric Race Team traveled the ZMax Dragway in Charlotte, North Carolina for its first race of the season today, April 15. The team was founded by brothers Chuck and John Anderika in 1986. Their racing days began years before when Chuck was a fixture at the Pocono Drag Lodge in 1968, which attracted a number of drivers, including former NASCAR driver Richard Petty. “That was a big part of our area. Everyone used to go to the race track in the 60s,” said John. Pocono Drag Lodge closed in the early 70s, but the brothers’ love for the sport kept them competing in races. “Over the years, we kept racing and moving up a class until we ran in Alcohol Funny Car,” said Chuck. The duo still races an Alcohol Funny Car today, which is akin to the premier Top Fuel drag racing

class, but produces much less horsepower. The team’s division is a mix of drivers who are sponsored and self-financed like East Coast Auto Electric’s six-man operation. In addition to the Anderikas, the team consists of Ron Pesotine, Kyle Wruble, Frank Kalinowski and Bill Wruble. The team has seen members come and go over the years, but the one thing every member has had in common since the mid 80s has been dedication. “There are endless hours, usually most evenings working and weekends,” Chuck said of the time the team puts into getting ready for each race. “Mostly it’s work on the car and your equipment.” All the hard work seems to have paid off. Last year, East Coast finished fifth in its division and 20th in the world. “Actually, last year was probably one of our worst years,” said John. “We built a new car so there were some struggles in the beginning with the new car blues, and


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Kenny ™KD∫ Dobbs will compete at the second annual Clifton R. Lewis Good Life Foundation Celebrity Basketball Game and Dunk Contest.

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the trophy to the NBA slam dunk contest winner, Jeremy Evans, the next day. Pittsburgh Steeler Steve McLendon and former Steeler Darnell Stapleton will also be at the event, along with former Breaking Benjamin drummer Chad Szeliga and Karl Kivler of Strength for a Reason. Dobbs, who is also a motivational speaker, will give a speech after the celebrity game. Prior to the event, there will be a four-hour basketball clinic for children, ages 8 to15, led by Dobbs and GAR/LaSalle alum Larry Koretz. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.. For more information call 954260-3154.

did Razvilla to load the bases for Anthony Schwab. The third baseman ripped a single for his fourth and fifth RBI of the game and scoring the 12th and 13th runs of the inning, pushing the lead to 17-6. The inning saw 18 batters, eight hits and 13 runners cross the plate. In the fourth inning, relief pitcher Brandon Pernot got himself out of a bases-loaded jam when he struck out a batter for the second out and then got the batter to ground into a fielder’s choice at third to end the inning. Delaney scored on a McGinty triple for the only run of the fourth inning, giving Pittston Area a 12-run lead and looking to end the game early via the 10run rule. However, Crestwood was able to score three runs in the top the fifth to force the game to continue. In the bottom of the fifth, Michael Schwab was hit by a pitch to start the inning and Razvilla reached when his sacrifice bunt was thrown away, allowing him to reach second. With men on

second and third, Anthony Schwab hit a single, allowing the runner from third to score and bumping the lead back to 10 which ended the game. “We laid down the bunts, we were able to handle the bat, we were able to show bunt and take it back and slap and that kept the defense on their toes, they didn’t know what was coming and when we did put the ball in play with the bunts, they threw it away and we executed our base running to perfection,” said Zaffuto. “We try to make contact and make the other team make plays and make mistakes and today it happened for us.” Pittston Area defeated Holy Redeemer, 15- 5, in six innings on April 9. The Patriots scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth to end the contest early. Chuck Bressler struck out seven in a complete-game victory. The Patriots (3-1) got a threehit day from Razvillas and two hits each from Anthony Schwab, John Kielbasa (3 RBI) and Patrick McGinty (3 RBI).

The Emanon Golf League began its 2012 season on Thursday, April 12 with Ashley’s taking the early lead with a 3-0 victory over Adonizio’s. Ashley’s was led by Len Coleman, who finished with a 35 and Alex Brogna, who finished with a 36. Keeping pace with the leaders was the new team on the block of Bryan Construction with a 2.5-.5 win over Selenski Insurance. Bryan’s was led by Gary Rosencrans’ 43; Selenski’s Jim Breck had a 38. In other matches, Red Mill, led by Mike Laznevnick’s 35, defeated O’Connor Plumbing, 2-1, with Tom Kerrigan shooting a 37; Hoffman’s defeated Powers, 2-1. Hoffman’s Joe Hughes shot 38 and Powers’ Tony Pisano had a 41. League play will resume Thursday, April 19 with a 5 p.m. shotgun start.

Berwick defeats WA Wyoming Area High School baseball team lost on the road to Berwick, 4-3, on Monday, April 9. Bart Chupka had three hits for the Warriors; Matt Klimas had one. Wyoming Area will return home face Crestwood on Monday, April 16 at 4:15 p.m.

Big Blue Devil Golf Classic The inaugural Big Blue Devil Golf Classic will take place May 20 at the Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club. Cost for the Captain and Crew event is $125 per golfer or $500 per foursome and includes cart and green fees, tournament dinner, cash prizes to flight winners and runners-up, scats, prizes and tournament golf shirt. To register, e-mail BigBlueDevilClassic@gmail.com or call 650-9356. Scholarship sponsorships are available for $250, hole sponsorships at $100 and $50 patron sponsorships are also available. To donate to the Richard P. Notari Sr. Scholarship Fund can mail donations to Rick Notari, 13 Lincoln St., Old Forge, PA 18518. Checks can be made payable to the Richard P. Notari Sr. Scholarship Fund.

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they ran the bases aggressively. That’s the game that we like to play and they were playing it against us.” After starting pitcher Michael Schwab threw a scoreless second inning, the Patriots looked to add to their lead when, with one out, Houseman was on second and Michael Schwab on first, both with their second singles of the game. First baseman Josh Razvilla ripped a single into the outfield but Houseman was called out at home after leaping over the catcher to avoid the tag. According to Zaffuto, under PIAA rules, when the catcher is blocking the plate with the ball, the runner must surrender to the tag or attempt to slide around the catcher. By attempting to leap over the top of the catcher, Houseman was subject to ejection. Crestwood then answered with three runs in the top of the third to take a 6-4 lead and force

a Pittston Area pitching change. The bottom of the third started with a John Kielbasa single. Brian Delaney followed with a single to put men on first and second. An Evan Hahn sacrifice bunt was thrown away by the pitcher, allowing Kielbasa to score and Delaney and Hahn to advance to second and third. Two batters later, Mascelli singled up the middle to drive in two runs, giving PA a 7-6 lead. Michael Schwab walked and Josh Razvillas reached on an error. Anthony Schwab ripped a hard grounder at the short stop who couldn’t handle it and two runs crossed the plate. Loftus and Kielbasa both went for RBI singles before Delaney hit a triple to score the eighth and ninth runs of the inning, giving PA a 13-6 lead. Two batters later, Pat McGinty walked, putting men on first and third. Mascelli made the most of his opportunity and roped a double, scoring both men and giving the Patriots a 15-6 lead. Michael Schwab walked, as

The second annual Clifton R. Lewis Good Life Foundation Celebrity Basketball Game and Dunk Contest will take place on Saturday, April 28 at the Greater Nanticoke Area High School, 425 Kosciuszko St. A 1999 grad of Greater Nanticoke Area, Lewis suffers from limb girdle muscular dystrophy and the event is his foundation’s primary fundraising effort of the year. The slam dunk contest and dunk showcase will include Kenny “KD” Dobbs from Arizona. Dobbs recently won the Sprite amateur slam dunk contest during the NBA All-Star weekend and then presented

Ashley’s takes early lead

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By Rick Notari

Dispatch Correspondent

Kim Regan only gave up five hits in seven innings in the Blue Devils' 8-3 win over Carbondale on Thursday, April 12. PHOTOS BY RICK NOTARI

Blue Devils pick up first win

The Old Forge High School baseball team won its third game in a row after their 13-4 victory over Carbondale Area in the Pioneer City on Thursday afternoon, April 12. The Chargers got to winning pitcher Derek Drasba for two runs in the bottom of the first, but Old Forge gave their junior starter more than enough support over the final six innings, scoring in each frame after a scoreless first. Drasba scattered seven hits and one walk over seven innings while striking out three. He also smacked three hits to help himself. Dave Argust and Anthony Trotta both added two hits and two RBI for Old Forge (3-1) who did not have an extra base hit among their 13 hits. Dave Chromey and Steve Mascaro each stroked two-run singles for the Blue Devils, and Ian Nemetz and Matt Mancuso chipped in with run-scoring

hits. Old Forge defeated Holy Cross 5-2 on Tuesday, April 10. Old Forge rallied with four runs in the top of the fifth to take a 5-2 victory over Holy Cross in a LL Division II matchup at Penn State-Scranton in Dunmore on Tuesday afternoon. Leading 1-0 after the Blue Devils fell behind 2-1 after the Crusaders got to junior starter Dave Chromey for two runs one unearned - in the bottom of the fourth. But Old Forge bounced back with a four-spot in the top of the fifth as Chris Talipski, Derek Drasba, Mike Vieira and Anthony Trotta drove in runs. Drasba and Vieira each smacked two hits for the Blue Devils, and Dave Argust added a triple. Chromey fanned 11 in seven innings, while scattering six hits and six walks. This week Old Forge will take on Lackawanna League Division II leader Valley View on Monday, April 16 and Mid Valley on Thursday, April 19

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Old Forge extends winning streak

By Rick Notari

Dispatch Correspondent

Lady Warriors raise money for American Cancer Society Wyoming Area High School girls basketball program recently took part in the Coaches vs. Cancer campaign. Money raised was donated to the local American Cancer Society. From left, kneeling, are Audrey Heidicavage, Courntey Melvin,

DeLeo, Sarah Radzilka, Nicole Cumbo. Standing, Ryan Kennedy, WA head coach; Jeff Bauman, American Cancer Society, Lexi Coolbaugh, Serra Degnan, Valeria Bott, Ashlee Blannett, Abby Thornton, Frank Parra, WA athletic director.

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Shortstop Vicki Lee was a key component in Old Forge's defensive effort against Carbondale on Thursday, April 12.

Old Forge picked up its first win of the season with an 8-3 victory over Carbondale Area in a Lackawanna League Division II game on Thursday afternoon, April 12, in the Pioneer City. The Blue Devils put up five runs in their first at-bat to give junior starter Kim Regan a cushion. Regan twirled a five-hitter over seven innings while striking out nine and allowing just one earned run. Briah Carling led Old Forge (1-3) at the plate with two hits and two RBI. Laruen Carey and Tori Tansley each cracked RBI triples for the Blue Devils. Rhyan Barnic chipped in with a double, and Chelsea Cadwalder smacked an RBI single for Old Forge. Old Forge mustered just three hits on a cold, wet day in a 10-3 loss to Holy Cross in a LL Division II game at St. Anthony’s Playground in Dunmore on Tuesday, April 10. Carey had two of the Blue Devils hits. Rhyan Barnic added a run-scoring single in the four innings, and Taylor Nemetz chipped in with an RBI for Old Forge. This week Old Forge will take on Valley View on Monday, April 16 and Mid Valley on Thursday, April 19.


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GP Junior Legion baseball seeks sponsor The Greater Pittston Junior Legion is seeking a sponsor for its program this summer. Sponsor’s name and logo will appear on the team game shirts. For more information, contact Ron Musto at 814-9106.

to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday at Pittston Area High School. Sign ups will be held before practice for the next several weeks.

Jr. Patriots

The Moosic Old Forge Men’s Softball League will honor the late Robert V. Semenza with the dedication of the men’s softball field at Pagnotti Park as Robert V. Semenza Field at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Semenza served as president of the Moosic Old Forge Men’s Softball League since its inception in 1986. In addition to the dedication, two exhibition games will be held. In between, the dedication and a two-inning alumni game will be held. T-shirts and hats commemorating the dedication will be available for $10 on the day of the event. Hotdogs and hamburgers along with soda and water will be also available All proceeds will be donated toward stomach cancer research in the name of Robert V. Semenza. For more information ,contact Bob Semenza Jr. at 840-7313, Pat Revello at 430-1113 or Tony DiMattia at 335-5596.

Registration for Jr. Patriots is 1 to 3 p.m. today, April 15 at West Park on Swallow Street. There is a $60 registration fee and $36 jersey fee. A copy of a birth certificate is needed. Those interested can visit the team’s website at www.pittstonjrpatriots.com. Dupont opening day

Dupont Softball/Teeball opening day is today Sunday, April 15 at the Dupont Lions Field. Ceremonies will begin at1 p.m. followed by 1-inning exhibition games throughout the day. Team pictures will also be taken throughout the day. Log onto http://dupontsoftball.clubspaces.com for more info. Donkey basketball

The Wyoming Area Senior parents will hold a donkey basketball game at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 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. Greater Pittston Stoners Youth Soccer registration

Greater Pittston Stoners Youth Soccer will hold fall registration from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, April 19, 26, May 3 and Tuesdays, April 24, May 1 and 8 at the Exeter Scout Home of the Exeter Borough Building on the corner of Wyoming Avenue and Lincoln Street. There will no additional dates. Cost is $48 if you do not need a uniform, $63 if you need a uniform. Info: www.stonersoccer.org.

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Shamrock Wrestling Club

Shamrock Wrestling Club will begin this week. Practice will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday at Wyoming Seminary and from 6

Softball league to honor Semenza

Pittston Area Little League

Pittston City Little League Opening Day is Saturday, April 21. Players will meet at10 a.m. at the Pittston Tomato Festival grounds to parade to the field for Opening Day Ceremonies at 11 a.m. Players should bring gear to play in exhibition following ceremonies. Parents are asked to donate items for a bake sale.

Jenkins Twp. Little League

Jenkins Twp. Little League is sponsoring a bus trip to the Penn State Blue/White Game on Saturday, April 21. Buses leave at 8 a.m. from the Jenkins Twp Little League fields and will return at approximately 9 p.m. Cost is $30 per person. All proceeds benefit the Jenkins Twp Little League. For more information, log onto www.jenkinstwplittleleague.com.”

Softball field to be dedicated

The Moosic-Old Forge Men’s Softball League and Old Forge Borough Council invites all former players, coaches and umpires to the dedication of the Robert V. Semenza Softball Field at Pagnotti Park at 1 p.m. on April 21. Any former players interested in participating in an “Alumni Game” are asked to contact Tony DiMattia at 335-5596 or Pat Revello at 430-1113 for more information. The day will include the dedication ceremony, the Alumni Game and a tournament featuring all current teams in the MOF Softball League. Visit www.freewebs.com/ mofsoftball for more information. GP Senior Legion Baseball final signups

The final registration and signups for Greater Pittston Senior American Legion Baseball are 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 at Atlas Field. Players born after January 1, 1993 from Wyoming Area and Pittston Area School Districts and students living in Duryea, Hughestown, Pittston, and Pittston Township, West of the bypass, are eligible. New players must provide a birth certificate. Post graduates not able to attend must have a parent or guardian at the signups. Players for all positions are needed. For more information, call 655-1919.

Duryea Wild Cats

The Duryea Wild Cats will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8 at the field. Anyone interested in coaching or volunteering can do so at this time. Also sign-ups are being held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 25 and May 9 at the field.

Walseki Camps O’Brien to address Scranton PSU alumni

The Greater Scranton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association will host its 34th Annual Dinner on May 10 at Genetti Manor in Dickson City. Bill O’Brien, Penn State head football coach will speak. The event will also feature other Penn State head coaches and guests. Cost is a $40 donation which includes dinner at 7:30 p.m. and a cash bar. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For tickets, contact John Argonish at 780-6321.

The West Pittston Rams Parents Association’s Golf Tournament is April 28 at Four Seasons Golf Course. Businesses interested in becoming hole sponsors should contact Chrissy Fernandes at 954-0329. The Parents Association is newly-formed to help raise money for the West Pittston Rams Jr. Football & Cheerleading Association. Proceeds from the golf tournament will help purchase new helmets for the football players.

Registrations are being accepted for the July 9 through 27 Stan Waleski Basketball Camp at the St. Joseph’s Oblates gym in Laflin for boys and girls in grade K through 8. Players will get a camp shirt and certificate. The camp also has an early registration discount for players registering prior to May 1. Interested players can call Coach Waleski at 457 - 1206 or Coach LoBrutto at 654 - 8030. Players can also e mail stanwaleski @yahoo.com or visit the camp web site at stanwaleski.com GBA tournaments scheduled

JT LL golf tourney

The Jenkins Twp Little League Annual Golf Tournament is Saturday, May 12. Registration fee is $75 per person ($300 per team) and includes green fee, cart fee, unlimited free driving range, hot dog and refreshments at the turn and a hole in one prize on all par 3 holes. An Italian buffet will follow the tournament. For more information and a registration form, log onto www.jenkinstwplittleleague.com.. Big Blue Devil Golf Classic

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also available. To donate to the Richard P. Notari Sr. Scholarship Fund can mail donations to Rick Notari, 13 Lincoln St., Old Forge, PA 18518. Checks can be made payable to the Richard P. Notari Sr. Scholarship Fund.

The inaugural Big Blue Devil Golf Classic will take place May 20 at the Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club. Cost for the Captain and Crew event is $125 per golfer or $500 per foursome and includes cart and green fees, tournament dinner, cash prizes to flight winners and runners-up, scats, prizes and tournament golf shirt. To register, e-mail BigBlueDevilClassic@gmail.com or call 650-9356. Scholarship sponsorships are available for $250, hole sponsorships at $100 and $50 patron sponsorships are

The Girls Basketball Association (GBA) will host over 45 tournaments in the Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania in 2012. All tournaments are open to girls in grades 3-11. For a listing of all GBA spring tournaments, visit www.gbabasketball.com or call 740-685-2468 for more information. Pace Setter summer leagues

The Pace Setter Athletic Club of Northeastern Pa. will conduct summer basketball leagues at the Greater Scranton YMCA in Dunmore for seventh and eighth-grade boys, seventh and eighth-grade girls and varsity level boys and girls. Games will be played in June and July. Contact the Pace Setter Club at 347-7018 or Ph. 5750941 or e-mail pacesetterbasketball@verizon.net Hughestown Softball League

The Hughestown Softball League still has openings on its teams for girls ages 6 to 14 from the surrounding areas. Those interested can sign-up at the stand from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Opening day will be held on Saturday, May 5. For more information, call 709-5727 or 457-3475.


April 11, 2012

Joseph M. Podczaski, 83, of WilkesBarre, Jenkins Township, passed away on Wednesday April 11, 2012 after an illness at the Deparment of Veteran Affairs Medical Center Hospice Unit in Plains Township. Born in Plains, he was the son of the late Michael and Apolonia (Pearl) Loch Podczaski.He was a 1946 graduate of Plains High School and was a U.S. Army Combat Veteran of the Korean War. Joseph formally worked as a quality control inspector for various aerospace contractors one of which was located in Willow Grove, Pa. He was a member of the Plains American Legion Post 558. An avid sports fan, his favorite baseball team was the New York Yankees. He collected Classic movies and especially liked Classic Westerns

and War movies. Joseph enjoyed working outdoors, going to car and gun shows, and picking mushrooms. Joseph was preceded in death by his brothers Frank A. Podczaski and an infant brother and sisters, Genevieve Grubbs and Clara Combs. Surviving are his nieces, Catherine Ann Podczaski-Suraci and her husband Frank Suraci, Exeter; Patricia GrubbsGriner, Patterson, Georgia; Sandra Pearl Combs-Meadows, Destin, Florida,and a nephew, Michael Grubbs, Norwood, Pa. Also surviving are a brother Edmund B. (Chickie) Podczaski, Kingston, Pa. along with nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Heartfelt gratitude is expressed to Joseph’s faithful and longtime friends and to his loving and concerned neighbors. Special thanks to all who were involved in Joseph’s care at Geisinger and the V.A.M.C. in

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Plains Township. Also, sincere thanks is extended to the entire staff at the Summit Golden Living in Wilkes-Barre for their dedication, care, and outreach to Joseph and his family where he had been in residence since October 2011. Funeral services will be held on Monday April 16, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. from the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Joseph Pisaneschi, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary’s ByzantineCatholic Cemetery, Plains. Friends may call on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com

Doris S. Dymond April 9, 2012 Doris S. Dymond, of Wyoming, passed away on Monday evening, April 9, 2012, at home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Fred S. Dymond. Born in Wyoming, she was a daughter of the late George and Edith Shulde Snyder. She was a graduate of Wyoming High School, class of 1932. She was a faithful member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Wyoming Valley, Forty Fort. Surviving are two sons, the Rev. Raymond Dymond and

wife Cathrine, of Wyoming, and Ernest Dymond and wife Cynthia, of Williamsville, N.Y.; sister, Evelyn Chambers of Wyoming; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and George Snyder; two sisters, Carolyn Mae Williamson and Jean Shirley. The funeral service was held on Friday, April 13 in the Reformed Presbyterian Church of

Wyoming Valley, 1700 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with the Rev. Dr. Charles Butler officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Wyoming Valley, c/o 105 Ninth St., Wyoming, PA 18644. Arrangements are entrusted to the Baloga Funeral Home, 1201 Main St., Pittston (Port Griffith). To send an online condolence, please visit www.balogafuneralhome.com .

Ann Bartlow April 10, 2012 Parish, Duryea. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Charles (Bill) Bartlow, who passed away on October 27, 2002; brother Chester; sister, Matilda Zielinski. Surviving are son, Bob Bartlow, and his wife, Jean, Edwardsville; three grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; brother Ben, An-

gola, N.Y.; nieces and nephews. The funeral was held on Friday, April 13 from the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Street, Duryea, with Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea, with the Rev. Andrew Sinnott officiating. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Old Forge.

Lottie Hizney, 86, of West Wyoming, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012, at the home of her son, Bill Hizny, Wyoming. Born in Mocanaqua, she was a daughter of the late John and Julia Plonski Zliceski. She was educated in the Mocanaqua schools. Prior to her retirement, she was employed in the garment industry in various factories. She was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church of St. Monica’s Parish, West Wyoming. Preceding her in death are a brother, John Zliceski, and sister Amelia Perkoski. Surviving are children, Susan Filchak, West Wyoming; Bill Hizny, Wyoming; Cindy Williams and her husband, Mike, Forty Fort; grandchildren, Billy Hizny, Raymond Hizny, Deidre

Filchak, Heather Filchak, Michael Williams, Steven Williams, Karen Williams; six great-grandchildren; sisters Jennie Harenza, Nanticoke; Helen Yurchinkonis, Clifton, N.J.; brother Joe Zliceski, Clifton, N.J.; several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff of Commonwealth Hospice for their sincere compassion during Lottie’s illness. Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 12 from the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Sorrows Church of St. Monica’s Parish, West Wyoming. Interment will be in the St. Mary’s, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Mocanaqua.

Joseph F. Fisher April 11, 2012 Joseph F. Fisher, 54, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at his home. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, on November11,1957, a son of the late Joseph L. and Sarah C. Caffrey Fisher. He was a graduate of James M. Coughlin High School, class of 1975, and a graduate of Luzerne County Community College, class of 1978. Joe owned and operated Fish’s Barney Inn in Wilkes-Barre. He was a devoted Notre Dame and Phillies fan, and his Inn was adorned with memorabilia from both teams. He was a member of Holy Saviour Church and the Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. John Neumann Chapter. Joe was an avid golfer and member of the Barney Inn Sportsmen’s Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James P. Fisher. Surviving are his wife, Yvonne Levan Deets Fisher; daughters, Christy Fisher, Philadelphia; Katie Fisher, a student at Temple University, Philadelphia; brother Patrick J. Fisher and his wife, Tina, Laflin; sister-in-law Elaine

Fisher, Pittston; nieces, Barbara Sciandra and her husband, Salvatore, Laflin; Ann Fisher, Woodland Hills, Calif; grandniece, Jameson Sciandra, and grandnephew, Chase Sciandra; uncle James V. Fisher, Wilkes-Barre; aunt Mary Savina, Cheektowaga, N.Y.; numerous cousins and friends, and by his beloved dog, Evie Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 16 at 9:15 a.m. from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 a.m. in St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin, with Msgr. Neil Van Loon officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Celtic Health Care Hospice, 601 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704 or to St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin, PA 18702 or to the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 East Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Online condolences may be sent by visiting Joe’s obituary at www.natandgawlasfuneralhome.com .

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Mrs. Ann Bartlow, 87, Duryea, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at Kingston Commons, Kingston. Born in Old Forge, she was a daughter of the late Ben and Victoria String Truskowski. She was a graduated of Old Forge High School. She was a member of Nativity of Our Lord

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Angeline C. Skudla

OBITUARIES

April 4, 2012 Angeline C. Skudla, 90, of Garfield Street, Honey Pot Section of Nanticoke, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at the Birchwood Nursing Center, Nanticoke, after a month-long stay in that facility. Born in Nanticoke, Angeline was the daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes Plodwick Pelehach. She was a member of St. Mary’s

Church, Nanticoke, and most recently St. Faustina Parish. Angeline was formerly employed by the Department of Defense and in the local garment industry. She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Skudla, on Nov. 11, 2002. Surviving are her daughter, Cynthia Warke, Nanticoke; son, John, Nanticoke; granddaughter,

April 8, 2012 Tracey Applebey, Old Forge; sister, Geraldine Hopiak, Nanticoke. Private funeral services were held from the Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc., 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke, with the Rev. James Nash officiating. Memorial donations, if desired, may be sent to the Birchwood Nursing Home Activities Fund, 395 Middle Road, Nanticoke.

Catherine L. Gorcenski April 10, 2012 Mrs. Catherine L. Gorcenski, 68, of Duryea, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2012, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in Duryea, she was a daughter of Gertrude Gorchienski Abent of Duryea, and the late John Abent. She was a graduate of Duryea High School, class of 1962. Prior

to her retirement, she was employed by the former Pittston Apparel, Pittston, and the former J & S Sportswear, Duryea. She was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea. She loved all dogs, but especially her own, Chase the Rainbow, and Catch the Rainbow, and she loved to groom them. She also loved to travel. Mrs. Gorcenski was preceded in death by a brother, John Abent. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband of 44 years, Bernard; sisters, Mariann

Aruscavage and her husband, William, of Duryea; Joan Golushka and her husband, Edward, of Duryea; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. A funeral was held Saturday, April 14 in the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea, with the Rev. Andrew Sinnott officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Luzerne County SPCA.

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April 4, 2012 parish’s Altar and Rosary Society. Additionally, she was a member of the Polish Women’s Alliance. Genevieve greatly enjoyed being a seamstress and was an excellent cook. She will be fondly remembered as a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, neighbor and friend. The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the entire staff at the Riverstreet Manor for the love and friendship they bestowed upon Genevieve during her years there. May God Bless each of you! In addition to her parents and her husband, Genevieve was preceded in death by her son, Leonard Dennis; her son-in-law, Thomas E. Woods; her grandsons Thomas and David Woods; her brothers, Stanley and Herman Borawski; her sister Irene Ternosky. Genevieve is survived by her daughter, Joan Marie Woods, Kingston; her daughter-in-law,

John Coyne, 74, of Hughestown, passed away Sunday, April 8, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He was born in Pittston Township on May 14, 1937, and was a son of the late William and Genevieve (McGarry) Coyne. John was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea. He graduated from the Pittston Area School District. John was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He worked for many years as a mechanic, and retired from the Mobil Oil Corp. as a truck driver. He was a social member of the Duryea VFW. John had a great personality and was a very comical man. He was a diehard Notre Dame fan, and loved his Irish heritage. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. John is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Charlotte (Wieczorek) Coyne; sons Michael and his wife, Angel Coyne, of Hughestown, and Corey, of Mechanicsburg; grandson, Justin

Coyne; brother, William Coyne, of Pittston; sister, Mary Jane Nelson, of Pittston; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 12 at 9 a.m. from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Rosary Church, Stephenson St., Duryea, with Fr. Andrew Sinnet and Fr. Charles Rokosz officiating. Military honors were provided by the AM Vets Honor Guard of Dupont. John’s family would like to thank Dr. Guy Fasciana and his staff and the seventh-floor nursing staff at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for the thoughtful care they gave to John. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association , 63 North Franklin St., WilkesBarre, PA 18701. Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com .

Theresa Seitz Adamitz April 9, 2012

Genevieve Dennis Genevieve Dennis, 97, of Kingston, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, April 4, 2012 at the Riverstreet Manor, Wilkes-Barre, where she had been a guest. Her husband was the late Peter Dennis, who passed away on October 31, 1965. Born on December 5, 1914, in Wilkes-Barre, Genevieve was the daughter of the late Alexander and Stasia (Harominski) Borawski. Genevieve was raised in Ashley, attended Ashley schools and had resided there for 60 years. She later relocated to Dan Flood Towers, Kingston, where she resided for many years. Prior to her retirement in 1980, Genevieve was employed for many years as a seamstress in the local garment industry. A woman of great faith, Genevieve was a member of Saint Ignatius Loyola Church, Kingston. She was a past member of Holy Family Church, Sugar Notch, where she was involved in the

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Patricia Dennis, Spartanburg, S.C.; her grandchildren, Judith Barbose, Tampa, Fla.; Neal Woods, Chicago, Ill; Denise Patterson and Danielle Daniel, both of Spartanburg, S.C.; her several great-grandchildren; her sister Celia Lombardo, Pittston; her niece and goddaughter, Barbara Ann Ternosky, Wilkes-Barre; her special nephew, Dr. Frank Bednarek, and his wife, Sharon, Massachusetts; her other nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 in the Chapel of Saint Ann, corner of Hoyt Street and Loveland Avenue, Kingston, with the Reverend John V. Polednak, her pastor, officiating. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., Forty Fort. For additional information or to send the family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home web-site www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com .

Theresa Seitz Adamitz, 63, of Pittston Manor, Pittston, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2012. Born in Luzerne, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Anna Stelma Seitz. She was preceded in death by son, Lenny Adamitz Jr.; and brother, Albert Jr. She is survived by husband, Leonard; daughter, Lisa Timms of Avoca; grandson, Cody; sisters,

Dolores Seitz and Joan Seitz, both of Luzerne. The family would like to thank the staff and residents for their love and care they were shown. Theresa thought of them as family. Service will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home Inc., Luzerne.

John C. Kokinda April 5, 2012 John C. Kokinda, age 44, of Dupont, died Thursday, April 5 at his home. He was born in Kingston, son of the late Charles and Irene Bednash Kokinda and was a graduate of the Pittston Area High School. He was a member of Holy Mother of Sorrows Polish National Catholic Church, Dupont, and the YMS of R.

He is survived by a brother, Charles J., Moosic; a niece and a nephew; aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, April 11 in the Holy Mother of Sorrows Church, 212 Wyoming Ave., Dupont, to be celebrated by the Rev. Zbigniew Dawid, pastor. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Dupont. The Lokuta-Zawacki Funeral Home, 200 Wyoming Ave., Dupont, was in charge of arrangements.


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April 8, 2012 Albert G. Yanchis, 68, of Pittston, passed away Sunday April 8, 2012 at the Regional Medical Center in Scranton. He was born in Pittston on June 25, 1943 and was the son of the late Albert and Mary (Chernosky) Yanchis. Al was a 1961 graduate of Pittston High School. He was a selfemployed Mason Contractor and was owner and operator of Al Yanchis Masonry. Al was also a member of the Lithuanian Club, Pittston. In addition to his parents, Albert is preceded in death by his son Albert Jr. Al is survived by his son Cor-

poral Stephen Yanchis and his wife, Alley, Walnutport, Pa; sisters, Mary Andrews, Pittston, and Kathy Shampack, Pittston; brother, Joseph Yanchis, and his wife, Patty, Pittston; grandchildren, Stephen and Julia; nephew, Joseph Yanchis; Jennifer Durako, Sara Koch and Kate Yanchis. A memorial service was held Friday, April 13 at Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with Fr. Thomas Maloney of Our Lady Of The Eucharist Parish officiating. Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com .

Catherine Dillon Ryan April 8, 2012 Catherine Dillon Ryan (O’Boyle) passed away at Merry Heart Nursing Home in Boonton, N.J., on April 8, 2012. She was 85 years old. Born in West Pittston, Pa., she had lived in Mt. Lakes, N.J., Washington, D.C., and Tarrytown, N.Y., before moving to Rockaway, N.J. Catherine was predeceased by her beloved husband, William E. Ryan, in 1997. She is survived by her loving children, Sheila Montheard, Huntington, L.I.; Christopher Ryan, Madison, N.J.; Moira Ryan, Bronx, N.Y.; Sean Ryan, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Ellen Pupula,

Gaithersburg, Md.; Marc Ryan, Keene, N.H.; Una Higgins, Great Falls, Va.; Kate Ryan, Washington, D.C.; and Maggie Ryan, Rockaway, N.J. She is also survived by her 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, sisters Margaret Purcell and Eileen O’Boyle, both of Harveys Lake, Pa. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Ave, Denville, N.J. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association . Please light a candle in her memory at: www.normandean.com.

Robert Slusher April 7, 2012 and his wife Lora, Olyphant, and Robert Jr. Moosic; brothers, William, Leavenworth, Kansas; and Frank Jr., Glendalea sister, Jacqueline Slusher King, Moosic; several nieces, nephews, and grand-nephews. A blessing service was held on Wednesday, April 11 at Ruane & Regan Funeral Home, 1308 Grove Street, Avoca. Rev. Phillip J. Sladicka of Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family or in care of the funeral home to help defray expenses. To leave an online condolence, visitwww.ruaneandregan.com

Sophie D. (Pepe) Marchak, 92, formerly of Exeter, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, in the United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village Campus, where she had been a resident the past two years. Born in Dupont, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Rose Mayefski Mashas. Sophie was a member of the Holy Mother of Sorrows Polish National Catholic Church, Dupont. Prior to her retirement, she worked in the local garment industry, with the most recent being J & R. Dress Factory, Wyoming. She was an avid bowler in the Lady Birds Women’s League at Modern Lanes, until the age of 82. She loved her daily neighborhood walks, cooking, church functions, bingo and the casino.

Sophie supported the then Exeter, now Wyoming Area, football teams, by rarely missing a football game in over 50 plus years. Her most cherished moments were cooking for family gatherings. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Pepe; second husband, Stanley Marchak. Also brothers, John Masiarz, Frank, Joseph, Walter, Edward, Stanley Mashas; sisters, Mary Widota (Vidota), Caroline Renauro Straz, Lottie Mashas and Josephine Kotula. Surviving are her children, Richard (Dick) Pepe, Hales Corners, Wis.; Sandra Toole and her fiancé, Jason Smith, Exeter; Thomas Pepe and his wife, Vickie, Mechanicsburg; Sandra Marchak Petrochko and her husband, David, Mountain Top; and Stanley Marchak Jr. and his wife, MaryAnn, Hudson; sisters-in-law, Mary Lafratte

Mashas, Union, N.J.; Margaret (Millie) Mashas, Kingston; niece, Helen Kotula Komski, Dupont; longtime best friend, Anna Gadello, Exeter; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April14 from the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. A Mass of Christian Burial followed in the Holy Mother of Sorrows Polish National Catholic Church, Dupont, with the Rev. Zbigniew Dawid, pastor, officiating. To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com. Special thanks to the nurses’ aides and staff at Wesley Village for all the love and support and outstanding compassion they gave to our mother.

Carolyn Maud Williams April 6, 2012

Carolyn Maud Williams of West Pittston was suddenly granted her angel wings on Friday, April 6, 2012, at the age of 76. Her final hours were spent with her lifelong friend, Mrs. Della Schulz, doing what she loved … going to a WilkesBarre / Scranton Penguins hockey game. Carolyn was born on January 23, 1936 in West Pittston to Fred and Dorothy Williams. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of West Pittston and the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins Booster Club. She enjoyed attending plays and was thrilled to be able to serve as an usher for several years for the Little Theater in Wilkes-Barre. Carolyn was a graduate of West Pittston High School and attended Wilkes College, where she studied Commerce

and Finance. She loved working with numbers and continued that passion throughout her career in the accounting field. Carolyn was a kind and gentle person who enjoyed being with family and friends, attending the Philharmonic, shopping for clothes and jewelry, going on trips to New York City and Cape May, N.J., and cuddling with family in front of the television on Sunday afternoons watching old black-and-white movies. She also was an avid reader, and here is a poem, untitled, by an unknown author in her memory: You toiled so hard for those you loved, You said goodbye to none, Your spirit flew before we knew, Your work on earth was done. We miss you now, Our hearts are sore, As time goes by we miss you more. Your loving smile, your gentle face, No one can fill your vacant place. Your days were filled with life and labor, Your love for your family true, You did the best for all of us, We will always remember you.

Carolyn is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Paul Stucker of Wilkes-Barre; brother Fred Williams, Sunbury; several nieces and nephews, Arlene Zielinski, Sandra Marinko, Paulie Stucker, Debbie Moyer, Fred Williams Jr., Joe Tedesco, Carolyn Martin, Cookie Otway, Bobby Williams Jr., and several great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister Mary Gene Tedesco; brother Bob Williams; niece Maureen Williams; nephew Ricky Williams. A memorial service was conducted on Saturday, April 14 at E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Avenue, Wilkes-Barre by Rev. Andy Jerome, Pastor of the Parsons Primitive Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the North Branch of the Osterhout Library, 28 Oliver Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.eblakecollins.com .

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Robert Slusher, 52, of Moosic, died Saturday, April 7 at home. Born in Scranton, he was a son of the late Frank and Theresa Grogan Slusher. He was a graduate of Riverside High School. Robert recently retired from Simplex Industries, Scranton, where he had been a welder, and was also a former employee of Moosic Borough. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing and belonged to the Hole in the Wall Hunting Club, Aston’s Mt. He is survived by sons, Kevin

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Betty L. MacCartney April 6, 2012 Betty L. MacCartney, 64, of Plains Township, passed away Friday, April 6, 2012 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital due to complications from a chronic illness. She was surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 29, 1947, the daughter of the late George and Sophie (Haczewski) Baltusavich of Plains Township. She was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School, class of 1965, where she was a majorette. Betty was employed at several area banks as a Data Processor and last worked at TRL trucking prior to her retirement in 2007. Betty enjoyed the simplest of pleasures in life - coffee with friends, visits to Atlantic City, more recently Mohegan Sun, and family. She was always ready to take a trip anywhere. She took an interest in the history of Russian Tzar Nicholas II, so in 2002 she and her husband, Jack, along with her Aunt Joz traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia. They also visited the city of Moscow during the journey. She enjoyed trips to watch Penn State play or made sure her Saturdays were free to watch them on television. Being a wife and mother were her priorities in her life and she gave so much, never asking for anything in return, but by far, her greatest joy was her grandchildren. Her wit and laugh will be remembered by those who knew

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Allen "Echer" Exeter, 76, of Moosic, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012 at the Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton. He was born in Moosic on January 1, 1936, and was the son of the late Stanley "Tato" and Mary "Matka" Allen Exeter. Allen was a member of Queen of the Apostles Church, Avoca. He attended Spike Island Elementary School; St. Mary’s School, Avoca, and graduated from Moosic High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War as a signalman. Echer was owner and operator of Al Exeter Heating and Plumbing. He was a member of Moosic American Legion and a life-long member of the Lackawanna County DAV. Echer was a self-made man. His

charm, intelligence and good disposition made him a success at virtually anything he took on. He could fix anything and serviced many through his heating and plumbing business. Echer loved the outdoors & enjoyed camping and fishing. Memories of his good humor will remain in the hearts and minds of those who knew and loved him. In addition to his parents his sister Celestine Popple precedes him in death. Allen is survived by his daughters, Kathie Sico, of Scranton; Aileen Exeter, of Moosic; JoEllen Tharrington, of Scranton; his son, Allen Exeter, and wife Charlene, of Old Forge; his companion, Dolores Policare, of Avoca; brothers, Stanley Exeter, of Moosic, and John T. Boone, of Avoca; sisters Ceil Exeter, of Moosic; Joy Markowski, of Moosic; Theresa Janes, of Taylor; Gloria Kostiak, of Avoca; and Mary George, of

Avoca; grandchildren, Dr. Jason and his wife, Jeanine Sico; Michael Sico, Christopher Sico, Sgt 1st Class Katrina Exeter, Kassandra Exeter and PJ Seda; greatgrandchildren, Kaylana Kearney and Jude Anthony Sico; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 11, from Kiesinger Funeral Services, 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at Queen of the Apostles Church, Hawthorne Street, Avoca, with Fr. Phillip Sladicka officiating. Military honors were provided by the AM Vets Honor Guard of Dupont. Interment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Avoca. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the DAV of Lackawanna County, 516 Storrs St., Dickson City, PA 18519. Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com .

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Philip J. Giambra, a resident of: Gino J. Merli Center, Scranton, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in Regional Hospital of Scranton. He was born April 4, 1920, in Robertsdale, Pa., a son of the late James Giambra and Antoinette (Loquasto) Giambra. He was the husband of the late Martha (Bosworth) Giambra. Phil was a graduate of Pittston High School, Class of 1939. Phil proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for a total of 22 years. Through his years of service, he served from Australia to Japan, which included the South Pacific Era, Philippines Islands, China and Okinawa. After WWII he served in the Berlin Air Lift in both Germany and England. The latter part of 1950, he returned to the U.S. When he returned he was stationed at various bases throughout the U.S., including three years

of enlisting recruits for the USAF in the Wilkes-Barre and Scranton areas. He was also a member of the Seradifalco Society, Pittston, as well as a member of the American Legion VFW Post in Hollywood, Fla. Surviving are sisters Jennie Champi, West Pittston, and Grace Saito, Tonowanda, N.Y. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by brothers, Albert Giambra and Angelo Giambra, and infant sister Mary Giambra and sister Margaret Bucci. Funeral Services are entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, April 14. Memorial contributions can be made in Phil’s name to The Pittston YMCA (10 N. Main St., Pittston PA 18640) or The Gino J. Merli Veterans Center of Scranton (401Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503).

Joseph A. Skripkunis April 9, 2012 Joseph A. Skripkunis, 66, of Exeter, passed away Monday morning, April 9, 2012, after being stricken at home. Born in Pittston, he was the son of the late Andrew and Mary Richardson Skripkunis. He was retired from Procter & Gamble, where he had worked as a line technician. Preceding him in death were a

brother, William Skripkunis, and an infant daughter. Surviving are his daughter Theresa and her husband, David Price, Hanover Township; grandchildren, Miranda Jo and David James Price, and a niece, Tara Skripkunis; brother David and his wife, Debbie Skripkunis, Exeter. For online condolences or to send the family expressions of sympathy online, visit www.gubbiottifh.com. "Ride ON !!!"

Ann Sheridan McCormick February 12, 2012 Michael, Thomas, Brian Saporito. Ann was employed locally by the Globe Store, Capitol Records and State Farm Insurance. Ann retired after 13 years as Assistant Bursar at MIT, Cambridge, MA. A Memorial Mass will be held at Queen of the Apostles Church (St. Mary’s), Hawthorne St, Avoca on Friday, April 20 at 10 a.m.

Loretta M. Wilski, 91, a resident of Swoyersville, passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, April 12, 2012, in Hospice Community Care, Inpatient Unit at Geisinger South WilkesBarre, surrounded by her loving family. Her husband was the late Joseph A. Wilski, who passed away on December 06, 1989. Together, Joseph and Loretta shared 44 wonderful years of marriage. Born on May 7, 1920, in Wilkes-Barre, Loretta was one of12 children born to the late Joseph and Appolonia "Pauline" (Szarek) Rajza. Raised in Wilkes-Barre Township, Loretta was a graduate of the former Wilkes-Barre Township High School, Class of 1938. A homemaker most of her life, Loretta devoted herself to tending to the daily needs of her home and family. After raising her children, she went on to work many different part-time jobs. Loretta was a member of Saint Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Wyoming, where at one time she was an active volunteer for the parish’s annual bazaar. She was a past member of the former Holy Child Parish, Sheatown section of Nanticoke, where she served as president of the parish’s Confraternity of Christian Mother’s and also held membership with the parish’s choir and Ladies Auxiliary. In her earlier years, Loretta was an active volunteer at the former Saint Stanislaus Orphanage, where she was instrumental in organizing the orphanage’s annual "Orphan’s Day Picnic."

She also served on the committee which established the Wilkes College Polish Room and was honored to chair the annual Kosciuszko Ball some years ago. Additionally, Loretta and her late husband were both active members of the Ex-Prisoners of War Association. Loretta was enthusiastically involved with her children’s activities when they were growing up, leading her to serve as president of the Wyoming Valley West Band Parents Association and serve as both as Girl Scout and Cub Scout Leader. After raising her own children, she became involved with the R.S.V.P. Program, an in-school tutoring program for children. Most recently, Loretta was a member of the Red Hot Rollers of the Red Hat Association and was currently serving as president of the UGI Electric Company Retiree’s, a position she had held for the past twenty years. Loretta enjoyed many things in life especially traveling and going to the Mohegan Sun Casino. She was known for being an excellent cook and was more than happy to share her recipes with her family and friends. She was also known for being a life-long Democrat. Family was always at the center of Loretta’s life. She held a special bond with each one of her family members and had a precious relationship with her daughter-in-law and son-in-law. Her beautiful spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those she held dear to her. In addition to her parents, Joseph and Pauline Rajza, and her husband, Joseph, Loretta was preceded in death by her 11 brothers and sisters. Loretta is survived by her chil-

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dren, Fran Hofherr, of Swoyersville; Judith Blumenthal and her husband, David, of Miami, Florida; Christopher Wilski and his wife, Judith, of Pringle; her grandchildren, David Blumenthal, of Suwanee, Ga.; Michael Blumenthal, of O’Brien, Fla.; Megan Wilski-Schneider, of Thornhurst; Nicole Wilski, of Pringle; her great-grandchildren, Austin Blumenthal; Anna, Lily and Abby Blumenthal; and Patrick Schneider; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, April 14 in Saint Monica’s Parish, Saint Joseph’s Church, 97 East 6th Street, Wyoming, with the Reverend Leo J. McKernan, Pastor, officiating. For additional information or to send the family of Mrs. Loretta M. Wilski an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home web-site www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com . Memorial contributions may be made in Loretta’s memory to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to CEODinner for Kids Program, P.O. Box 1127, 165 Amber Lane, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703.

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If I could write a story It would be the greatest ever told Of a kind and loving father-grandfather Who had a heart of gold. If I could write a million pages But still unable to say Just how much I love and miss him Every single day. I will remember all he taught me I’m hurt but won’t be sad He’ll send me down the answers And he’ll always by my Dad. Forever Loved and Deeply Missed by daughter Elizabeth and family.

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Ann Sheridan McCormick, 79, died of lung cancer at her home in Walnut Creek, CA on February 12, 2012. At her side were her brother Richard and wife Carolyn Sheridan of Walnut Creek and her sister Ellen Saporito of Moosic. Widow of John McCormick of West Pittston, step-mother of Mary McCormick D’Alessio, loving Aunt to Clare, Maura, Neal Sheridan and Joseph, John,

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Set October wedding date 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 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, of Pittston, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Greeley, 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.

Sherry Lyn Draus and Leo George Nalaschi are proud to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Miss Draus is the daughter of Marcy and Jerry Draus, of Hanover Township. She is a 1997 graduate of Hanover Area Jr. Sr. High School. She is employed at Advance Auto Parts. Mr. Nalaschi is the son of Patty and Leo Nalaschi Sr., of Hughestown. He is a 2003 graduate of Pittston Area High School and is a foreman at Treesmiths Utility Arborists. The couple will exchange vows on May 12, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church, Wilkes-Barre.

Geranium sale underway Victim Resource Center has started its 27th Annual Geranium Sale. The public may purchase pink or red geraniums in 4” pots, each costing $3.50. Orders must be placed by Friday, April 27. All geraniums will be available for pickup or delivery during the first week of May. The proceeds will benefit Victims Resource Center for their

responsibilities of providing education, support and advocacy to crime victims throughout Luzerne, Wyoming, and Carbon counties. For more information, call Victims Resource Center at 570823-0765, e-mailgeraniums@vrcnepa.orgto place an order or visit the websitewww.vrcnepa.org to download an order form.

Beatrice Rutkoski

Notes 102nd birthday Beatrice Rutkoski, of Duryea, celebrated her102nd birthday on April 14. She was born on April14,1910, in Flushing, NY. She is the wife of the late Jesse L. Rutkoski, former mayor of Duryea. She is mother of three children: a daughter, Diane M. Plisga, at home; and sons, Jesse L. and his wife, Alicia, at home; and Jerome L., of Lake Sheridan. She has four granddaughters, Vanessa A. Plisga, Wilmington, NC; Christina Rhodes and her husband, Jay, of Deer Park, NY; Adrianna Chenault and her husband, Christopher, of El Cerrito, CA; and Dr. Alissa Rutkoski, of San Diego, CA. She has five grandsons, Logan Rhodes, 7; Dylan Rhodes, 5; Aiden Chenault, 6; Samuel Chenault, 4 and Cole Chenault, nine months. Mrs. Rutkoski has a brother, Albert Cimakosky and his wife, Irene, of Duryea; and two nieces, Dr. Diane Rigotti, of Horsham; and Paula Boyko, of Duryea. A family celebration marked the occasion.

Living Stations enacted at St. Monica’s Parish

A cast of just under 30 people enacted a presentation of the Living Stations of the Cross at St. Monica’s John Marianacci, Dylan Pegg, Anneliese Romani, Gabrielle Alberigi, Emily Kneeream, Gaetano Bounin West Wyoming. The play depicted the Life of Christ from the Last Supper through his passion, death sante. Third row, Matthew Dovidas, Tanner Homa Michael Cipriani, Jaqueline Stash Jared Saporito, and resurrection. From left, first row, are Morgan Tarnalicki, Kelly Clark, Brittany Thomas, Juliana Joseph Erzar, Blaise Erzar, Barry Pawloski, Scott Hughes. Bounsante, Isabella Romani, Maria Marianacci. Second row, Cody Chlubicki, Anthony Maslousky,


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Ten PA students participate in Wilkes Engineering Olympics 8th grade panoramic picture to be taken this Thursday at Middle School your child on the assigned registration day. A parent or guardian must bring the student to the Kindergarten Center during registration period in May. If there are any questions, call the Pittston Area Kindergarten Center at 6540503.

A team of 10 students from Pittston Area High School participated at Wilkes University’s Engineering Olympics. The team of students was led by teacher Thomas Joyce. Members of the team are James Lizza, Steve Starinsky, Katrina Lutecki, Miranda Warunek, Austin Elko, Mike Harding, Suraj Pursnani, Connor Mitchell, Gary Thomas and Matt Yatison. The Wilkes Engineering Olympics were held on March 30. Nine high schools competed in six hands-on engineering activities that included designing and constructing a windmill to produce power, an electromagnetic crane, a boat system to transport cargo, and a winch system to efficiently move the boat. The sponsor of the high school, Tobyhanna Army Depot, won first place in the sponsor competition.

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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 1:00 p.m. 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 grade students on Monday, April 23, through Thursday, April 26. Science Club The next Science Club meeting will be held on April 17 from 3 to 4 p.m. in room 145. Students are responsible for their own rides home, and rides should be in front of the school no later than 3:45 p.m. Panoramic Picture The 8thgrade panoramic pic-

Kindergarten registration in the Pittston Area School District will take place May 21, 22, 23 and 24. Students, teachers and administrators at the Pittston Area Kindergarten Center are kneeling left to right Nevaeh Darden, Emily Colon, Dominic Bernardi. Second row: Abigail Armitage, Zainab Almoumin, Isabella Bauman, Andrew Radle, Bianka Parker, Alexis Bowman, Braelyn Doria. Third row: Mrs. McAndrew, principal; Mrs. Donahue, nurse; Ms. Babonis, head teacher; Miss Spigarelli, guidance counselor; Mrs. Antal, kindergarten teacher; Mrs. Brombacher, kindergarten teacher; Mrs. Lello, administrative assistant.

ture was taken this past Thursday. You can still order your picture today atwww.panoramicphoto.ifp3.com. Junior Achievement The 8th grade students will be attending Junior Achievement Finance Park on April 30, May 1, and May 2. This program reinforces the importance of economics - personal, business, and international - in students’ lives through a sequential business and economic curriculum. The students will be using a variety of hands-on activities so that they will have a better under-

standing of the relationship between what they learn in school and their successful participation in the economy. All permission slips must be returned to your homeroom teachers by April 20. April 30 - homeroom classes Dr. Keska, Mrs. Rebovich and Miss Diginnari May 1 - homeroom classes Mr. LoBrutto, Mr. Serino and Mr. D’Angelo May 2 - homeroom classes Ms. Diaz, Ms. Morgan, Mrs. Barge and Mrs. Ferrentino Kindergarten registration

George Cosgrove, superintendent, has announced that registration of students who plan on attending kindergarten in the district for the 2012-13 school year will take place on May 21, 22, 23 and 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Ben Franklin Kindergarten Center, Walnut Street, Dupont. Students will be registered alphabetically according to the child’s last name: A-F – May 21 G-L – May 22 M-R – May 23 S-Z – May 24

WA kindergarten registration starts Monday 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 re-

ceipt) must be presented. A driver’s license or auto owner’s card will not be accepted. State law requires that children attempting to enroll must have proper immunization. Therefore, immunization records must be presented. Children enter kindergarten must have the following vaccines: four-doses of DTP or DTAP (one-dose on or after the fourthbirthday); three-doses of polio; two-doses of measles; one-dose of mumps; one-dose of rubella (German measles); three-doses of hepatitis B; two-doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or history of disease. Children who become registered at this time will receive a hearing, readiness, and vision screening. For further information, please contact the Department of Student Registration at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center at 570-6542836, ext. 2359.

All students must be five years old by August 31, 2012. You will need to supply your child’s birth certificate and immunization records. All children entering kindergarten require proof of the following immunizations, as required by the PA Dept of Health: DPT – 4 doses, 1 dose on or after the fourth birthday; Polio – 3 doses; MMR – 2 doses; Hepatitis B – 3 doses; Varicella (Chicken Pox) – 2 doses of vaccine or history of disease. The school district requires parents to show proof of residency through a deed, a lease, current utility bill, current credit card bill, property tax bill, vehicle registration, driver’s license or DOT identification card. Each child will receive hearing and vision screenings, and receive a Reading Readiness Assessment, which is an assessment of prereading skills, consisting of two parts: identifying letters of the alphabet and phonemic awareness assessment. Registration packets are available at the Kindergarten, Primary and Intermediate Centers. Parents may pick up the packets at the above schools between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Complete the packet at home and bring it with you and

PTO News The PTO will be purchasing a Pittston Area Patriot t-shirt as an end of school year gift for each student. All students will receive a youth medium shirt unless you indicate a different size on the form that was sent home in the red folder. The form must be returned by Monday, April 16. Jack Hartman Jack Hartman, a nationally recognized children’s singer, songwriter, author, keynote presenter and workshop leader will visit the Pittston Area Primary Center on Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. Parents and students in grades pre-K through 5 are invited to attend. Fill out the form that was sent home in the red folder and return by Monday, April 16. Act 80 Day Friday April 20 is an Act 80 Day. Children will be dismissed as follows: Car Students/Walkers – 1:20 p.m.; Van/Pink Bus – 1:25 p.m.; Blue/Red/Yellow/ Green Bus – 1:30 p.m. Dress Code The school board recently passed a motion to allow students to begin wearing shorts. 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’s food service can provide safe and portion controlled food items for a reasonable 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 in.

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HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL MENU FOR WEEK OF APRIL 16, 2012 Monday: Pasta with meatballs, garlic bread, corn, fruit, low fat milk Tuesday: Hot roasted turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, fruit, low fat milk Wednesday: Salisbury steak with gravy, bread slice, peas, rice, fruit, low fat milk Thursday: Ham and cheese panini, green beans, fruit, low fat milk Friday: Italian stromboli, mixed vegetables, green beans, fruit, milk High school breakfast: Grab & go at cafeteria store has hot breakfast sandwiches, breakfast pizza, bagels and cream cheese, cereal with toast, breakfast bars, fresh fruit, juice & low fat milk.

ples, low fat milk Tuesday: Pork BBQ on bun or grilled cheese sandwich, carrots, peaches, low fat milk Wednesday: Roasted turkey with gravy and stuffing or BBQ chicken on bun, mashed potatoes with gravy, pears, low fat milk Thursday: Hot roast beef sandwich or tuna & noodles, bread slice, corn, mandarin oranges, low fat milk Friday: Pepperoni pizza or meatball & cheese hoagie, green beans, pineapple tidbits, low fat milk Alternates: Italian wrap, chef salad, turkey hoagie, popcorn chicken with bread slice

yogurt and animal crackers all with choice of string cheese or sunflower seeds Breakfast - Whole wheat English muffin, juice, milk Wednesday: Baked popcorn chicken, bread, mashed potatoes/gravy, brown sugared carrots, Jell-o Alternate - Cheese sandwich, or PBJ, or 4oz. yogurt and animal crackers all w/ choice of string cheese or sunflower seeds Breakfast - Super fortified donut, Juice, Cereal, Milk Thursday: Cheeseburger or chicken patty on bun, baked freedom fries, pickle, pears Alternate - Cheese Sandwich, or PBJ, or 4oz. yogurt and animal crackers all with choice of BREAKFAST string cheese or sunflower seeds Monday: Hot pockets Breakfast - Scrambled eggs with sausage, Tuesday: Pancake sausage wrap Wednesday: Sausage, egg and cheese on bagel whole wheat toast, juice, milk Friday: Cheese or pepperoni pizza, celery/carThursday: Scrambled eggs with toast rots/broccoli/dip, peaches, Teddy Cubs Friday: Waffles with syrup Alternate - Cheese Sandwich, or PBJ, or 4oz. Available daily: Breakfast pizza, assorted cereyogurt and animal crackers all with choice of als with buttered toast, juice and low fat milk string cheese or sunflower seeds Breakfast - Pancakes with syrup, cereal, juice, WYOMING AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT milk

MIDDLE SCHOOL BREAKFAST Monday: Egg and cheese on bagel or French toast sticks with syrup Tuesday: Sausage and cheese on English muffin or scrambled eggs with toast Wednesday: Pancakes with syrup or egg, bacon and cheese on bagel WA SECONDARY CENTER WA ELEMENTARY Thursday: No school Monday Monday: Turkey and cheese on bun or grilled Friday: No school A Turkey and cheese on bagel Available daily: Plain and specialty pizza, cheese sandwich, carrots, celery, broccoli/dip toB Mozzarella breadsticks w/marinara sauce whole grain chicken patty, buffalo chicken hoagie, mato soup, saltine crackers, Minute Maid Frozen C Chicken fajita with lettuce, tomato, salsa, sour Juice Bar. salads, assorted hoagies and wraps Alternate - Cheese Sandwich, or PBJ, or 4oz. cream D Rib-a-Que, cheeseburger or chicken patty on INTERMEDIATE, PRIMARY, KINDER- yogurt and animal crackers all with choice of bun GARTEN string cheese or sunflower seeds Sides: Celery and carrots/ranch dip, baked potaBreakfast - Warm Danish, cereal, juice, milk MENU FOR WEEK OF APRIL 16, 2012 Tuesday: Hot dog on bun, macaroni and cheese, to wedges, fruit. Monday: Macaroni and cheese, bread slice or garden peas, applesauce chicken sliders, mixed vegetables, cinnamon apAlternate - Cheese sandwich, or PBJ, or 4oz.

Tuesday A. Hot dog with chili sauce and or cheese sauce B Macaroni and cheese C Philly double-cheesesteak hoagie D Rib-a-Que, cheeseburger or chicken patty on bun Sides: Brown sugared carrots, seasoned spiral potatoes, applesauce. Wednesday A. Popcorn chicken, bread B Hot turkey sandwich C Nacho Grande w/ beef taco, double cheese, lettuce, tomato, salsa and sour cream D Rib-a-Que, cheeseburger or chicken patty on bun Sides: Mashed potatoes/gravy, brown sugared carrots, Jell-o Thursday A. Chicken risotto B Southwest chicken wrap w/lettuce C Meatball hoagie w/mozzarella cheese D Rib-a-Que, Cheeseburger or chicken patty on bun Sides: Baked colossal fries, pickle, pears Friday A. Cheese or sausage pizza B Buffalo chicken sub C Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup D Rib-a-Que, Cheeseburger or chicken patty on bun. Sides: Tossed salad/dressing, tortilla chips/salsa, peaches. The “Grab and Go” breakfast is served in the cafeteria from 7:35 to 7:50 a.m.


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Michael Serino Michael Serino, son of Cara and Jim Serino, of Pittston, will celebrate his first birthday tomorrow, April 16. He is the grandson of Margie and Pat Norwood, of Exeter; and Angie and Frank Serino, of Pittston. He is the great-grandson of Stella Borzell, of Pittston. Michael has a brother, James, who is 2 1/2 years old.

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Michael James Tonkin, son of Amanda Begley and Michael D. Tonkin, of Pittston is celebrating his fifth birthday today, April 15. He is the grandson of John and Elaine Begley, of Pittston; Nancy Tonkin, of Dupont; and Michael Tonkin, of Duryea. He is the great-grandson of Rita Davis, of Pittston. Michael is a pre-school student at Cookie Corner.

Skylar Marie Hoover, daughter of Jeff and Jill Hoover, West Pittston, will celebrate her 10th birthday on April 16. Skylar is the granddaughter of the late Kenneth and Linda Burke, of West Pittston; and the late James and Loretta Hoover, of Pittston. She is in fourth grade at Montgomery Avenue Elementary and enjoys going to New York City, where she is an actor/model signed with Funny Face Today and Kathy Donahue Modeling Agency. She has done several commercials and auditioned for three movies. Skylar has two brothers, Jeffrey and Kenny, and a kitten named Mittens.

Spring Fling card and game party slated

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.

Daniella Ranieli Daniella Marie Ranieli, daughter of Joe and Alissa Ranieli, of Duryea, will celebrate her fifth birthday on April 20. She is the granddaughter of Carol Costantino, of Pittston; and Joe and Maryann Ranieli, of Pittston. Great-grandmother is Jean Ranieli, of Pittston. Daniella has two brothers, Joseph, 9; and Anthony, 6. A party will be held in her honor at United Sports Academy .

A Spring Fling card and games party hosted by the St. John the Evangelist Parish Community Altar and Rosary Society will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 in the Seton Catholic School cafeteria. Those who attend are invited to bring their favorite card game or board game as well as a friend. Prizes will be awarded, a light lunch will be served and a cash drawing will be held.

Tickets for a donation of $5 can be purchased from any member or at the door. Committee members are, from left, seated, Ann Rose, Mary Ann Littlefield, Judy Zerblas. Standing, Nancy Roth, Marie Melvin, Jean Mudlock, Molly Heffron, Blanche Semyon, society president. Absent at the time of the photo was Spiritual Moderator Rev. Hugh McGroarity.

Penny Auction is scheduled for April 22

Bradley Augenstein Bradley Michael Augenstein, son of Henry and Karen Augenstein, of Duryea, will celebrate his ninth birthday on Monday, April 16. He is the grandson of Thomas and Arlene Skrzysowski, of Dupont; and Renate and the late Henry Augenstein, of Venice, FL. Bradley is a third-grade student at the Pittston Area Primary Center. He is also a junior bowler at Elko and Sons lanes and plays ice hockey at Coal Street. He has a brother, Henry Thomas, 14 years old.

Gianna Armitage Gianna Marie Armitage, daughter of Joseph and Amber Armitage, of Dupont, will celebrate her fourth birthday on April 16. Gianna is the granddaughter of Joseph Armitage, of Pittston; Sharon Armitage, of Pittston Twp.; Diane Alba and Tom O’Brien, of Hughestown; and Michael Alba, of Newfoundland. She has a big brother, Joey, 6 years old.

The Altar and Rosary Society of St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel /St. Rocco) will hold its annual Penny Auction on Sunday, April 22 in the parish center. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the auction begins at 2 p.m. There will be prizes and refreshments for family and friends. Admission and raffle tickets can be obtained from any member or at the door. Some members of the Altar and Rosary Society are, from left, first

JLW Lions donate to Red Cross

At a recent meeting of the J.L.W. Mountain Laurel Lions Club, Joanna Springer, Regional Development Coordinator of the Wyoming Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, acquainted club members with services offered by the Red Cross. The club then made a donation to the Red Cross. From left, are Kerianne Iskra, Lions Club treasurer; Charlene Poulos, club president; and Joanna Springer, Red Cross.

row, Loretta Joyce, Jean Sperrazza, Cathy Turonis, Fr. Joseph Sibilano, O.S.J., Theresa Mulesky, Mary Monichelli, Joyce Capone. Second row, Phyllis O’Boyle, Lucy Singer, Catherine D’Angelo, Josephine DiGennari, Lucy Iannuzzo, Angela Aita, Betty DeGennaro, Betty March. Third row, Gloria Pupa, Netta Vidzar, Ann Reynolds, Peggy Guffrovich, Carmel Insalaco, Rosaria Aita. Fourth row, Claire Solano, Josephine Klimek, Angie Kuczenski, Diane Charge, Kathy Stella, Patti Gregorio.


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Living Stations are performed at St. Maria Goretti Church

Vanessa Pinto (Veronica), right, wipes the face of Nicholas Sebastian (Jesus) as Peter Fox (Simon) and Josh Christ (Roman soldier) look on.

The children of St. Maria Goretti Parish, Laflin, accept audience applause after their performance of the Living Stations on Good PHOTOS BY BILL TARUTIS Friday, April 6.

Jesus (Nicholas Sebastian) dies on the cross during the Living Stations at St. Maria Goretti Parish in Laflin on Good Friday night.

Children of St. Maria Goretti Parish in Laflin process into the church to present Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday night.

Mary (Niamh Fox) holds Jesus (Nicholas Sebastian) after dying on the cross during The Living Stations performance.

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Holy Rosary Student places first in statewide math competition School’s first Father-Daughter Dance scheduled for April 27 ton. Information regarding the dies from pre-school to eighth banquet was sent home with stu- grade have been invited to join dents last week. their dads for a beautiful evening. Carol Cicon is event chairperson. For more information, Fun Walk/Race call the school office at 457The Second Annual Holy Ros- 2553. ary School 5K Race/1 Mile Family Fun Walk will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 21 in Spring concert Holy Rosary school’s annual front of the school. Pre-registration is preferred, Spring Concert featuring fourth, but race day registration will take fifth, sixth, and seventh-grade place from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. the students will be held at 6:30 p.m. morning of the race. Information on Thursday, April 26. A special on the race was sent home with narration of the Easter story, titled “In the Breaking of the students. For participants outside the Bread,” will be presented by the school, registration information seventh-grade class. The entire school extends best can be found on www.neparunwishes to them and their teacher, ner.com. For more information, contact Mrs. Jennifer Snyder and to muRene Hanley at Holy Rosary sic teacher, Mr. David Tighe as all begin their final weeks of School at 457-2553. preparation.

Holy Rosary sixth-grade student Kyle McAndrew was notified recently that he placed first in the Pennsylvania Statewide Contest of Sumdog. In this contest, Sumdog’s free math games are designed to improve mental math fluency for students in first through eighth grades. The competition lasted14 days with the students working on math skills on their home computers. Most of the games involve multiple players, enabling students from around the world to compete with one another. Along with Kyle’s award, Holy Rosary School placed first on the leader board on one day of competition and was awarded a certificate for being one of the highest scoring schools. Athletic banquet

The Holy Rosary Athletic Association will hold its annual sports banquet on Friday, April 20 at St. Mary’s Center in Scran- Kyle McAndrew was notified recently that he placed first in the Pennsylvania Statewide Contest of Sumdog.

from 8 to 10 a.m. each Thursday. School families may send in orders on Wednesday to be filled on Thursday. Recycling

In addition to cartridge recycling, Holy Rosary also has cell phone recycling. 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 www.fundingfactory.com or contact Mrs. Skutack at 4572553. Labels and box tops

Campbell’s Soup labels and Box Tops for Education are being collected at Holy Rosary School. Continue your support of Father-Daughter Dance these programs by sending in Holy Rosary’s first Father- Gift certificate news your labels to the school office or Gift certificate sales are held by placing them in the church Daughter Dance will be held on Friday, April 27. All young la- in the Holy Rosary Church Hall vestibule.

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5th graders will graduate from D.A.R.E. program on April 25 Take note of these dates on the school calendar at Wyoming Area Catholic: April 17 Grade 8 Field Trip to Junior Achievement Finance Park April 24 Field Trip – Grades 5 & 6 – Scranton Cultural Center April 25 Grade 5 students will graduate from D.A.R.E. Program, 8:30 a.m. Junior Forensics The Junior Forensics team will begin practice sessions. The theme will be dramatic presentation. Parents need to pick up their children at 3:30 p.m. at the side door utilized for grades 4-8 car rider dismissal. Practices will be held on the following days from 2:45 till 4:00 p.m.: Wednesday, April 18; Tuesday, April 24; Tuesday, May 1; Tuesday, May 8; Monday, May 14. Mrs. Ulichney and Mrs. Ungureit are the moderators. Cross country The cross country team practice schedule and meets date are: April 18 - Meet at Scranton Trail April 20 - Practice at Flack Field in Wyoming from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. April 25 - Meet at Flack Field

Wyoming Area Catholic School students in Mrs. Owen's third grade class studied about natural resources and how to take care of them. They used recycled materials to create a new usable product. Students who participated in the assignment are, from left, seated, Nick Wartella, Max Gilligan, Christopher Hine, Jacob Van Horn, Ethan Kozden, Vaughn Rudloff, Michael Tkach and Matthew Sorick. Standing, Lynzie Skoronski, Molly Blaskiewicz, Grace Ross, Mrs. Evelyn Owens, third-grade teacher Gabrielle Morgan, Chloe Morris, Emma Anderson, Makaylee Crake, Shawna Casey, Davey Sprong, Sarah Minella, Sarah Murphy and Laura Bednar.

intramural soccer. Soccer will be April 23, April 30, May 9, May April 27, May 3, May 10, May Soccer practice April 27 - Practice at Flack 17, May 24 Mr. Jerry Renfer, gym teacher, from after school until 4:00 p.m. 15, May 22 Field in Wyoming from 3:00 to Boy’s practices: April 19, Girl’s practices: April 17, announce the practices for the 4:30 p.m.

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Kindergarten registration on Tuesday The Montgomery Avenue Elementary will hold Kindergarten Registration for the 2012-2013 school year on Tuesday, April 17, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and again at 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Children must be five years old by August 31, 2012 to enter kindergarten. Parents will need to bring on that day along with their child: a birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residence – most current utility bill or rent receipt (a driver’s license is not acceptable). Children who become registered at this time will receive a hearing, readiness, and vision screening at the school. Registrations for the other elementary buildings are as follows: Sarah J. Dymond – April 16; John F. Kennedy – April 18, and Tenth Street Elementary – April 19. The time schedule is the same for all buildings as listed above for the Montgomery Avenue Elementary. Field trip On Thursday, April 19, the PTO will conduct a field trip for kindergarten students to Marywood University, Nag Aug Park and Blue Ribbon Dairy. The students will leave the building at approximately 9:00 a.m. and will return approximately 3:00 p.m. Permission notes were sent home with the students regarding this field trip.

The next meeting of the 62nd class reunion of West Pittston High School class of 1950 will be held on Monday, 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 Sunday, 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 Christopher Tigue, principal at Wyoming Area Catholic School, announced eighth-grade students Brown, Angela Pellicotti; MailNoah Heck, Isabella Romani and James Orr achieved a high standard on the placement exam at Holy ings – Angela Pelicotti, Paul MiRedeemer High School. From left, first row, are Noah Heck and Isabella Romani. Second row, Mr. nelli, Muriel Allford and Set up – Christopher Tigue, principal; James Orr and Mrs. Ann Marie Walsh, eighth-grade teacher. all committee members.

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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary have been granted in the Estate of NANCY J. DOMINICK, a/k/a NANCY DOMINICK, late of the Borough of West Pittston, who died March 6, 2012. All persons indebted to said Estate are requested to make payment and those having claims to present the same, without delay, to the Executrix, MARY LOU HEANEY and her Attorneys. SAPORITO, SAPORITO & FALCONE 490 North Main Street Pittston, PA 18640

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LEGAL NOTICE COMBINED NOTICE NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS PUBLICATION DATE:

April 15, 2012

GRANTEE NAME:

City of Pittston

ADDRESS:

City Hall 35 Broad Street Pittston, PA 18640

TELEPHONE:

570-654-4601

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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 LEGAL NOTICE The Housing Authority of the City of Pittston will start accepting applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program on April 16, 2012 between the hours of 9:30 AM -11:30 AM and 12:30 PM 3:30 PM. William J. Lisak, Executive Director.

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REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

William Street Parking Lot To improve the business environment and maximize the ease of access to the riverfront and downtown, the City will undertake development of a new parking lot in currently vacant space along William Street from Butler Alley to Church Street. CDBG funds will cover delivery costs, engineer fees, inspection and construction costs. The City has received state grant funds for the balance of funding. These improvements serve the residents of the City, and the project is based on citywide benefit. Demolition (multi-year) Pittston's aging housing stock presents public safety concerns in situations where dilapidated structures deteriorate past the point of feasible rehabilitation. This five-year, citywide project will remove blight from sites yet to be identified, thereby mitigating safety risks and improving the appearance and vitality of the surrounding neighborhoods. 24 CFR Part 58 states that a responsible entity may tier its environmental reviews and assessments to eliminate repetitive discussion of the same issues at subsequent levels of review. Pittston is reviewing this activity on a tiered basis, having completed a broad review at this point to identify and evaluate issues ripe for analysis and exclude those issues not relevant to the program. As sites are identified, the City will evaluate them individually with regard to project scale, flood plain proximity, historic significance, noise and toxic substances. Agency consultation will be initiated as it is appropriate. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The City of Pittston has been determined that the projects will have no significant effect on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the above listed address and is available for public examination and copying, upon request, Monday through Friday during normal working hours. In addition to the above-identified projects, on or about May 2, 2012, the City of Pittston will request that DCED release Small Communities Program funds for the project listed below. William Street Sidewalk Improvements To improve the business environment and maximize the ease of access to the riverfront and downtown, the City will undertake a sidewalk improvement along William Street from Butler Alley to Church Street. Previously, the streetscape project wrapped around the first block of William Street from North Main Street to Butler Alley. The next step is to improve the next block, from Butler Alley to Church Street. CDBG funds will be augmented with other funding the City has received for downtown improvements.

The City of Pittston certifies to DCED that Mr. Jason C. Klush, in his capacity as Mayor, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process, and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. DCED's acceptance of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and allows the City of Pittston to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS DCED will accept any objections to its release of funds and the City’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City; (b) the City has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by DCED; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to the Department of Community and Economic Development, Office of Community Development and Housing, 400 North Street, Commonwealth Keystone Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120. Potential objectors should contact DCED to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Jason C. Klush, Mayor City Hall 35 Broad Street Pittston, PA 18640

ATVs/Dune Buggies

HAWK 2011 UTILITY ATV

NEW!! Full size adult ATV. Strong 4 stroke motor. CVT fully automatic transmission with reverse. Electric start. Front & rear luggage racks. Long travel suspension. Disc brakes. Dual stage head lights. Perfect for hunters & trail riders alike. BRAND NEW & READY TO RIDE. $1,995 takes it away. 570-817-2952 Wilkes-Barre

TOMAHAWK`11

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CHEVY ‘30 HOTROD COUPE $49,000

FORD ‘76 THUNDERBIRD

All original $12,000

MERCEDES ‘76 450 SL $24,000

MERCEDES ‘29

Kit Car $9,000 (570) 655-4884 hell-of-adeal.com

DESOTO CUSTOM ‘49 4 DOOR SEDAN

Full size 4 wheel drive trucks

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BUICK ‘03 LESABRE 4 door, V6, 78k,

loaded, white, gray cloth interior, very good condition!!! $4999 warranty available call. 570-388-6008

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200 AUCTIONS 250 General Auction

COIN AUCTION This Sunday, April 15th 10 am viewing, 11 am start. 1925 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, next to Sabatini’s Pizza. www.auction zip.com Terms: Cash

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AUDI ‘03 TT ROADSTER CONVERTIBLE BEAUTIFUL AUTO1.8. 4 cylinder

Loaded, silver, black leather. 66,500 miles. Bose premium sound. 6 CD changer. New tires, inspection, timing belt. Garaged, no snow. $10,200 OBO. 570-592-2458

CHRYSLER `04 SEBRING LXI CONVERTIBLE

Low miles - 54,000. V6. FWD. Leather interior. Great shape. A/C. CD. All power. $6,900. Negotiable New inspection & tires. (570) 760-1005

DODGE `00 DURANGO SPORT

4.7 V8, 4WD, 3rd row seat, runs good, needs body work $1900. 570-902-5623

FORD ‘02 MUSTANG

GTRedCONVERTIBLE with black

top. 6,500 miles. One Owner. Excellent Condition. $17,500 570-760-5833

HONDA `07 ACCORD SPECIAL EDITION

PUBLIC COMMENTS

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

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The activity listed immediately above is categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. Additional project information is contained in the respective project ERR on file and is available for review or copying at same location and time specified in the preceding FONSI statement.

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Gerard Mullarkey, City Hall, 35 Broad Street, Pittston, PA 18640. All comments received by May 1, 2012, will be considered by the City of Pittston prior to authorizing submittal of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which notice they are addressing.

TOYOTA ‘04 CELICA GT

112K miles. Blue, 5 speed. Air, power windows/locks, CD/cassette, Keyless entry, sunroof, new battery. Car drives and has current PA inspection. Slight rust on corner of passenger door. Clutch slips on hard acceleration. This is why its thousands less than Blue Book value. $6,500 OBO. Make an offer! Call 570-592-1629

PAYING $500

This notice shall satisfy the above-cited two separate but related procedural notification requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Pittston.

On or about May 2, 2012, the City of Pittston will request that the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) release Small Communities Program funds for the projects listed below.

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Attorney Services

Bankruptcy $595 Guaranteed Low Fees www.BkyLaw.net Atty Kurlancheek 825-5252 W-B

BANKRUPTCY

DUI-ARD SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS WORKERS’ COMP Free Consultation 25+ Years Exp.

Joseph M. Blazosek 570-655-4410 570-822-9556 blazoseklaw.com Free Bankruptcy Consultation Payment plans. Carol Baltimore 570-822-1959 SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY Free Consultation. Contact Atty. Sherry Dalessandro 570-823-9006

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4 cylinder, low mileage, fully equipped, excellent condition. $13,250 570-654-8371

JAGUAR `00 S TYPE 4 door sedan. Like

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

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

FORD `52 COUNTRY SEDAN CUSTOM LINE

STATION WAGON V8, automatic, 8 passenger, 3rd seat, good condition, 2nd owner. REDUCED TO $6,500. 570-579-3517 570-455-6589

MAZDA `88 RX-7 CONVERTIBLE

1 owner, garage kept, 65k original miles, black with grey leather interior, all original & never seen snow. $7,995. Call 570-237-5119

MERCEDES 1975

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

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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

MERCURY `79 ZEPHYR

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

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OLDSMOBILE `68 DELMONT

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Motorcycles

YAMAHA ‘97 ROYALSTAR 1300

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

442 RVs & Campers 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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Boats & Marinas

MIRRORCRAFT ‘01 FISHING BOAT LOADED. 30 hp

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

Call Chuck at 570-466-2819

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Boat Parts/ Supplies

CANNON Uni-Troll Downriggers (2)   like new condition, used 2 seasons & nbsp; 8 lb balls included. No bases $275. 570-262-0716

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Commercial Trucks & Equipment

FLAGSTAFF `08 CLASSIC NOW BACK IN PA.

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

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CHRYSLER `02 TOWN & COUNTRY

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Motorcycles

BMW ‘07 K1200 GT 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.

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HARLEY ‘10 DAVIDSON SPORTSTER CUSTOM Loud pipes. Near Mint 174 miles - yes, One hundred and seventy four miles on the clock, original owner. $8000. 570-876-2816

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

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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

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570-301-3602 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

FORD `10 F150 BLACK KING RANCH

4X4 LARIAT 145” WB STYLESIDE 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

FORD ‘02 EXPLORER

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

GMC `05 SAVANA

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

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First Keystone Community Bank has an opening for a fulltime entry level Credit Analyst/Loan Review Trainee. Successful candidate will be responsible for providing analytical and administrative services relating to the credit analysis and loan review functions of the Bank. Duties include analyzing financial statements and other relevant data and assisting in the ongoing loan review process to manage credit risk within the Bank’s loan portfolio, i.e., reviewing and compiling data, documentation and report preparation. Training and education on current lending and loan review regulations will be provided. Applicants must possess a B.S. or B.A. degree in accounting, finance, or business administration. Financial analysis training, knowledge of business law and the Uniform Commercial Code preferred. We offer a competitive compensation rate and an excellent benefit package. To apply please send resume with cover letter or complete a bank Application for Employment available at any of our banking offices. First Keystone Community Bank Human Resource Department 111 West Front Street, Berwick, PA 18603 EO/AA Employer

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

LABORER

Early mornings, part time approximately 20 hours/week. Mountaintop Area. Gitten’s Disposal 570-868-6462

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Motorcycle Accessories

SADDLE BAGS Mustang, hard case, leather covered, lockable, installs on/off in seconds. Fits most Harleys that have a sissy bar or tour pack-like new $399. 570-690-8588

Over 47,000

people cite the The Times Leader as their primary source for shopping information. *2008 Pulse Research

COOKS

HEALTHCARE SERVICES GROUP is currently hiring 2 cooks. Apply in person Monday-Friday 9am -4pm at Highland Manor, 750 Schooley Ave Exeter, PA

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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

AUTO MECHANIC

Excellent wages. No weekends. Must have experience with own tools & Inspection License. Call Jerry @ 570-650-7265

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What Do You Have To Sell AUTO MECHANICS Today? / TECHNICIANS 3 positions open. Busy Shop. Top pay. Call Jim Mellody 570-343-1221 or Email: Jmellody @tomhesser.com

Erosion Control Laborers

MITSUBISHI `11

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

Accounting/ Finance

CREDIT ANALYST/ LOAN REVIEW TRAINEE

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

MERCURY `03 MOUNTAINEER

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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

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

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Will operate hydroseeder 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.


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GENERAL SERVICE TECHNICIAN

We are looking for a tire and general service technician. PA Drivers License required. PA Safety & Emission License preferred. Good hourly wage, health benefits, paid vacation and 401K offered. Apply in person at T & F Tire Supply 527 Market Street Kingston, PA 570-287-6712

548 Medical/Health

630 Money To Loan

BIOMEDICAL

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EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN

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

Machine / Equipment Operators DIRECT CARE WORKER Will operate various Allied Services

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.

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Logistics/ Transportation

In-Home Services division has parttime 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: www.alliedservices.org or call Trish Tully at (570) 348-2237. BILINGUAL INDIVIDUALS

ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. ALLIED SERVICES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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Production/ Operations

H.C.S.C. Industrial Laundry

2nd Shift Positions Available Drivers CDL-A: Local Hazleton dedicated route! Home every night! Great Pay, Benefits! Estenson Logistics Apply: www.goelc.com 1-866-336-9642

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Business Opportunities

COFFEE SHOP

Turn key operation in a wonderful area. A must see! Deli & ice cream. Will train, excellent opportunity. $25,000. 570-262-1497

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1 year, 18 months & 2 year increases. Production Hours: 4:30p.m.-12:30a.m. Overtime Required. Excellent Benefit Package. $50.00 Monthly Attendance Bonus. Pre-placement drug screen required.

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

H.C.S.C. LAUNDRY (BESIDE THE ARMORY) REAR 310 MARKET ST. KINGSTON, PA 18704 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!! E.O.E.

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TURN KEY OPERATION

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Arts/Crafts/ Hobbies

BABY BLANKETS Handmade crocheted or lap blankets. $15. each. Handmade crocheted scarves $6. each or 2 for $10. 570-417-2555

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Antiques & Collectibles

ENESO Cherrished Teddies collectibles for sale too many to list, all items: $100. 570-283-5064 MOVE POSTERS authentic $15. each. 5 drawer file, side to side $300. 570-380-2472

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Appliances

DISHWASHER 24� white, 2 years old

Appliances

GENE’S RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES 60 Day Warranty Monday-Friday 8:00PM-5:00PM Saturday 8:00AM-11:00AM Gateway Shopping Center Kingston, PA

(570) 819-1966

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Baby Items

TODDLER BEDS boys Cars bed $30. Girls white metal toddler bed $30. Thomas the tank table, trains,tracks & accessories $125. All excellent condition. 570-417-2555.

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Bridal Items

WEDDING GOWN, new, never worn, never altered. Size 12. Ivory, A line with cathedral train. Beading and sequins on front top, extending around back down to train. fabric covered button, zip closure. A MUST SEE! Asking $950. 570-417-5071

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Computer Equipment & Software

DESKTOPS & TOWERS refurbished, off lease $25-$175. IBM/HP/ACER + more. xp pro, windows 7, keyboard & mouse included, all have office 10, AV + more. Refurbished OFF-LEASE laptops $150-$225. DELL/ HP/COMPAQ. windows 7, wifi, office, + more. laptop bag included. Warranty included!! call 8622236 for details

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Furnaces & Heaters

OIL FURNACE 100,000 BTU. approximately 4 years old, works very well. $350. 570-675-4923

Broan, white $50. obo. 570-574-3899

WASHER Kenmore apartment size $75 All excellent condition. 570-472-3334

SHOULDER BAG Ugg Australia Knit purple, new with tags $135. 570-704-9034

CABINETS Omni Merillat 24 linear feet of laminated cabinets with laminated countertops. Includes sink in island. Good condition. Almond color with oak trim. $1,000 OBO. 570-696-1999.

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WASHER & electric dryer. As is $75. 570-451-2789

PROM GOWN pink strapless jeweled ballgown. Pickups on skirt, corset style back lacing, size 3/4. Originally $420 asking $100. 570-474-6936

COAL 3 ton of buck coal & 12 ash cans for $300. 655-0429

CLOTHING men’s size L & XL, camouflaged coat plus 15 other items, sweatshirts, sweatpants & shirts $20. WOMEN’S size L 10 tops, 1 skirt $20. Size medium 8 tops $10. 570-474-6028

RANGE: Kenmore countertop electric, stainless steel, 4 burner with center grill. Good condition. $125.570-675-0248

Clothing

DRESS ladies pullover sweater dress, blue sequins size 10 $25. Men’s orange hunting coat, XL, like new $35. Men’s heavy knot wool sweater, 3 colors, Xl, like new $25. Ladies fur coat size 10-12 $100. 570-574-9518

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COAT

KENNETH COLE Beige, size 6, hardly worn. $75. 570-855-5385

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Furniture & Accessories

DINING ROOM TABLE & CHAIR SET. Solid oak, laminate top, medium oak color. 4 chairs, 2 10� leaf extensions. Asking $600, OBO. 570-639-2671 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, oak 6 piece, lighted shelves, tv cabinet with doors, excellent condition. $500. 570-696-2212

FURNISH FOR LESS

* 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 HUTCH 1970s solid walnut hutch. 6’h x4’w, glass doors, excellent condition. $300. Solid walnut bookcase, 5’hx3’w $75. 570-881-5809. HUTCH oak corner hutch $100. (2) end tables & coffee table $25 each. All excellent condition 570-472-3334

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BEDROOM SET queen 2 nightstands, dresser with mirror, dresser, headboard & footboard, excellant condition asking $400. 570-826-1119 DESK & CHAIR with detachable hutch with light. Excellent condition asking $50. 570-822-7813 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, 68hx50w, white with glass doors on top only, tv opening $50. 570-675-2879

Mattress Queen P-Top Set New in Plastic Can Deliver $150 570-280-9628 PATIO FURNITURE: One 6’ redwood picnic table with 2 benches One 40� round fiberglass/ aluminum table plus 4r chairs with cushions. All very good condition, $100 for both OBO. 570675-1278 9am -5pm

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WING CHAIR, small antique upholstered, with channel back & claw feet, gold color, $75. Antique mahogany two tier end table, $40. 3 stack tables, walnut, excellent $30. Brass table lamp with shade $10. Crockery jardineer floor vase with floral embellishments $65. 570-655-1217

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Jewelry

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

NECKLACE 16� pearl with 67 5-5.5 white pearls & 14kt gold clasp. Never worn. Paid $1,895 asking $1,000 OBO. 570-301-8749

752 Landscaping & Gardening FOUNTAIN Little girl & boy fountain, & pump. Tan, 38� H. Excellent condition, $75. 570-477-2604 LAWNMOWER John Deere LA110, automatic 3 years old. Excellent condition. Selling for $950. 570-823-3267 MOWER Simplicity Cornet, 13 HP riding mower with 30� deck, front weight, & twin bagger. Excellent condition. $550.570-675-4777 TILLER Cub Cadet model FT24 front tine tiller. Honda 160cc OHV engine. Adjustable 13�/22� / 24� tilling width. Like brand new. Paid over $350 asking $250. 905-0657

758 Miscellaneous BAY WINDOW Outdoor Gazebo - Black metal with brown canopy and mosquito netting. Will email picture. $100 OBO Call 570-883-9868

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CABINET 4 cabinet sliding shelves, brand name, Saranac, brand new. $40. 788-1571

BANDSAW Grizzly 14� model g 1019 asking $100. 570-574-1468

COOKIE JAR Antique House Cottage, Good condition. $50. 570-675-0248 GOLF CLUBS: Nice set of Wilson fat shaft, deep red irons. $40. 570-655-3512 Home made scented candles & new flea market items. Bulk quantity. Call for info 570-864-3532

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LADDER 24’ aluminum Werner $100. Burner propane grill with wheels never used $285. Wood stove never used new $200. Magic Chef small fridge used 1 day $75. Dewalt cordless drill 18v $75. Makita cordless drill 12v $40. 3� solid pvc pipe & 7’113/4� $9. 16’ $20. 3’9 3/4 $3.85 3’x 25’ fence with gate top rail fence poles $50.: 570-735-2236

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CONCRETE For Sale. Fishing Boys, Mexican & Donkey, Deer, Elf, & Others. 570-262-2204 or 570-288-2722 LAWNMOWERS Craftsman selfpropelled, no bag, $125 firm. Craftsman lawnmower with bag not selfpropelled runs good $100. Murray 6hp side discharge not selfpropelled runs good $75. 655-3197

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PIANO Baldwin console with matching bench, very good condition recently tuned $500. 474-6362

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BIKE Mongoose racer boys 16�, excellent condition $25. 570-735-6638 BOOKS: Box of over 40 Goosebumps books & a few audio books. $20. for all. 570-417-2555 PLAYHOUSE heavy duty plastic outdoor approximately 6’ tall with front door, back door, & double side doors, window seat with toy chest underneath, flower boxes for the windows, used, sell for $500. paid $1200, Must disassemble, & pickup. 570-379-2625

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Video Game Systems/Games

VIDEO SYSTEM Rock Band $15. 570-417-2555

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

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GOLDEN RETREIVER, 2 years old, female. FREE to good home. Needs room to run, good with children. 570-288-2893

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Pools & Spas

POOL Infinity A Frame, adjustable ladder 48�-52�-54�, new still in box $125. 28� round solar cover new $30. 570-474-6926

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786 Toys & Games

TAILGATE EXTENDER 48� wide stainless steel good condition $75 firm. 570-655-3197

WHEELS Volvo 940/ 740 series factory cast aluminum wheels with new Nokia is 195/65/R15 tires (4). Tires new, wheels include centers, excellent condition. May also fit 240 series. Asking $500.570.675.8832

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WHEEL & TIRE SET (4) Ford Windstar factory 5 spoke wheels with mounted tires p21565r16 $200. 696-2212

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TORQUE WRENCH Snap-On 3/4� drive with case new condition $325. 570-655-3197

SEWING MACHONE Singer in cabinet, 18 discs for various stitches plus buttonholer $50. 570-474-6028

UTILITY TRAILER ‘04, with spare & crank up, plywood all around $419. 570-829-1541

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Tools

PICTURES & paintings of old Pittston town scenes. Various sizes. $5 & $10 prices. Call Jim at 570-655-9474

TIRES/Like New 2 225/60r/16 $115. 2225/45r/17 $145. 2205/50r/17 $145. 2245/45r17 $160. 22-35/12.50/15LT $200. 2-275/55r/20 $135. 2-225/75r/15 $80. 570-969-1481

Restaurant Equipment

PREP LINE : Delfield 6’ refrigerated pizza / sandwich prep line $350.570-301-4286

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Dogs

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GOLDEN DOODLE PUPS

F1B. Health guarantee, non shedding. References available. $800 males, $900 Females. 570-765-1846

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BIKE girl’s 20�, great condition, Rallye Sweetie. $45. 570-822-6258 FLY ROD Martin matched set 8’ 3 piece & reel - Tuffy #63 with line, excellent condition $30. 570-735-6638 GOLF CLUBS 3 sizes, like new $20 each. 570-574-9518 POOL TABLE 7ft with accessories, good condition. $200 OBO. 570-674-3794

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TV 31� inch Proton color LCD TV. Excellent condition. Flat screen panel with TV cabinet stand. $160.00 for both with remote. 570-266-2682.

MALTI-POO PUPS

Health guaranteed, health records, non shedding, socialized. $400 each. 570-765-0936

POMERANIAN

AKC, 8 weeks, female. Shots & wormed. Vet checked. Home Raised. $500. 570-864-2643 PUPPIES/FREE Bejoun poodle mix with Jack Russell. Call 570-235-9178

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*ALL PRICES PLUS TAX, TAG, & TITLE. FINANCING AVAILABLE WITH APPROVED CREDIT. PRIOR SALES EXCLUDED. DEALER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. WARRANTY ON SELECT MAKES AND MODELS. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. UNITS MAY BE SOLD PRIOR TO PRINTING. OFFERS EXPIRE 4/30/12.

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CONVENIENCE PACKAGE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS

SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO HANDS-FREE SYNC MESSAGE CENTER AIR CONDITIONING MYKEY ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM

FOG LAMPS AM/FM/CD

MYFORD

CRUISE CONTROL

TILT WHEEL

PERIMETER ALARM

16” ALLOY WHEELS

MPG MPG 24 Mos. *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied

**Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 4/30/12.

NEW 2012 FORD FIESTA SE NEW 2012 FORD FUSION SE Automatic, Air, Pwr. Mirrors, PDL, Advance Trac w/Electronic Stability Control, Side Curtains, AM/FM/CD, Cruise Control, 15” Alum. Wheels, Tilt Wheel, Keyless Entry w/Keypad,

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

APR

PLUS

24 Mos. *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 4/30/12.

APR

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NEW 2012 FORD ESCAPE XLT FWD Safety Canopy, Side Impact Air Bags, Pwr. Driver’s Seat, Auto., PDL, PW, Fog Lamps, Privacy Glass, Roof Rack, Air, 16” Alum. Wheels, CD, Sirius Satellite Radio, Keyless Entry, Rear Cargo Convenience Pkg.,

Safety Canopy, Side Impact Air Bags, Pwr. Driver’s Seat, Auto., PDL, PW, Fog Lamps, Privacy Glass, Roof Rack, Air, 16” Alum. Wheels, CD, Sirius Satellite Radio, Keyless Entry, Rear Cargo Convenience Pkg.,

APR

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NEW 2012 FORD FUSION SEL AWD NEW 2013 FORD EXPLORER Anti-Theft Sys., CD, Pwr. Heated Leather Seats, Alum. Wheels, Message Center, Side Impact Air Bags, Tilt, Sirius Sat Radio,

APR

PLUS

M O S.

24 Mos. *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 4/30/12.

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

Just Minutes from Scranton or W-B

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24 Mos. *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 4/30/12.

Pwr. Windows, Pwr. Door Locks, Air, Advance Trac w/Roll Stability Control, Remote Keyless Entry, CD, MyFord

APR

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24 Mos.

24 Mos.

V6, Keyless Entry w/Keypad, 1st & 2nd Safety Pkg.,

PLUS

NEW 2012 FORD EDGE M O S.

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 4/30/12.

Row Air Curtains,

APR

24 Mos. *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 4/30/12.

NEW 2011 FORD F-150 4X4 NEW 2012 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4X4 3.7L V6 Engine, XL Plus Pkg., Cruise Control, CD, MyKey System, Pwr. Equipment Group, Pwr. Mirrors, 40/20/40 Cloth Seat, XL Decor Group

M O S.

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 4/30/12.

NEW 2013 FORD TAURUS SEL AWD Auto., 3.5L V6, SYNC, Reverse Sensing Sys., CD, Keyless Entry with Keypad, PW, PDL, 18”Alum. Wheels, Anti-Theft Perimeter Alarm, Sirius Satellite Radio,

3.5L Engine, MyFord Display, Auto. Climate Control, PL, Pwr. Mirrors, PW, 17” Steel Wheels, Keyless Entry, MyKey, Cruise Control, CD,

24 Mos. *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 4/30/12.

24 Mos. *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 4/30/12.


SUNDAY DISPATCH Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

SHOP POSITIONS 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.

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

AVOCA

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.

Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT HORIZONTAL DIRECTIONAL DRILLING – SCRANTON, PA

Looking for a challenge? Want to be part of a class drilling organization focused on excellence? Do you desire to achieve your true potential? The Horizontal Directional Drilling community within S.J. Louis HDD is continually pursuing its goal to be the best in the industry at what we do. S.J. Louis HDD (Horizontal Directional Drilling) is located in Scranton, PA and we are currently seeking an ISO Quality/Safety Consultant to help achieve ISO 9001/14000/18000 certification and requirements. Duties/Responsibilities: • Promote, advance and advocate the QMS requirements to company staff • Implement ISO 9001/14000/18000 • Hold meetings, training sessions with company management and staff • Promote, advance and advocate the ISO 9001/14000/18000 requirements to company staff • Update QMS based on audit findings • Update and track audit findings to completion • Develop job specific safety, hazard analysis and emergency action plan for review by the Safety Manager • Monitor drug and alcohol testing in accordance with company, federal and state requirements • Conduct regular safety audits of construction projects. Identify hazardous conditions. Issue reports to Project Manager and Safety Manager. Ensure safety issues were resolved in a timely manner. • Organize and maintain record keeping of site safety activities and actions. • Investigate injury, illness and other loss producing incidents to determine the root causes and potential corrective action measures. • Implement accident/incident reporting procedures and medical treatment/first aid plan. Ensure reports are submitted properly in a timely manner. • Assist in training new or existing personnel in safety related topics in Spanish through safety orientation, toolbox topics and/or specific training. Requirements: • A background that includes at least 5 years of previous Safety related experience and a thorough knowledge of OSHA1926 requirements. • Excavation, Confined Space, etc. safety experience is required. • A history of developing effective Safety initiatives that reduce accidents/incidents and heighten Safety awareness among employees. • Have a proven track record of establishing a “Safety First” culture. • Prior experience conducting accident/incident investigations. • Ability to recognize hazardous situations and implement corrective measures. • Ability to accommodate significant travel If you feel you meet the requirements as outlined above, please respond with a Microsoft Word version of your resume and salary experience/expectations. Using provided link, Email or Fax to dans@sjlouis.com or Attn: Dan S @ (320) 529-4020. Direct inquiries only, please No 3rd party submittals. S.J. Louis Companies is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity/E-Verify Employer

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Accounting/ Finance

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Accounting/ Finance

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Accounting/ Finance

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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

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

$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

EXETER

S.J. Louis HDD (Horizontal Directional Drilling) Services LLC has an immediate opportunity for a “Hands On” Shop Supervisor at their Scranton, Pennsylvania location.

906 Homes for Sale

EXETER

SWOYERSVILLE

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

Responsibilities will include: • Ensuring equipment maintenance • Parts purchasing • Maintain all required documentation • Inventory/cost control • Optimize equipment utilization in all field operations and to assist in minimizing any equipment downtime • Coordinate repairs with field personnel • Set schedules for shop personnel and monitor their daily activities Required Qualifications, Experience, & Education: • 5+ years of experience in heavy equipment operations/ maintenance and/or construction industry • Strong mechanical aptitude and previous experience with Hydraulics • Currently hold a CDL class B drivers license • Strong/proven communication skills • Ability to interact with co-workers and vendors in a hands-on manner • Demonstrated and proven supervisory and leadership skills • Ability to travel when needed

All interested and qualified applicants should submit their resume and salary history to dans@sjlouis.com or go to www.sjlouis.com and complete an online employment application

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Production/ Operations

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Production/ Operations

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JENKINS TWP.

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.

Tri-axle Drivers Paving Foreman Operators General Superintendent And More! 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.

Nice size 4 bedroom home with some hardwood floors, large eat in kitchen with breakfast bar. 2 car garage & partially fenced yard. Close to everything! $89,000 Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832

906 Homes for Sale

SHOP SUPERVISOR

Preference given to candidates possessing previous directional drilling experience and achieving/maintaining ISO 9000 standards.

DURYEA

509

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

572

Training/ Instruction

572

Training/ Instruction

572

Training/ Instruction

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 realtyinc.com MLS 12-723 $399,900 Call Terry 570-885-3041 Angie 570-885-4896

MOUNTAINTOP

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

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

JENKINS TWP

Need a Roommate? Place an ad and find one here! 570-829-7130

PITTSTON

1252 Main St.

3 Bedrooms 1 Bath Finished Walk-Out Basement Corner Lot Single Car Garage

$58,900

Call Vince 570-332-8792

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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

Accounting/ Finance

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

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

TAYLOR

WEST PITTSTON 225-227 Boston Ave

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

WILKES-BARRE 3 bedrooms,

Heights Section, side yard, fully fenced, gas heat, close to schools, good condition $51,900 Call 570-823-2726 Leave message if no answer.

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Apartments/ Furnished

PLYMOUTH FURNISHED APARTMENT Available immedi-

ately, refrigerator and stove provided, off-street parking, no pets, utilities all paid, Call (570) 881-0636

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

BEAR CREEK

New 3 room apartment. All utilities included except electric. No smoking & no pets. $650 + security and references. Furnished or unfurnished. Call 570-954-1200 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

DURYEA/PITTSTON 2 bedrooms, gas

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 realtyinc.com MLS 12-733 $189,900 Call Keri 570-885-5082

WEST WYOMING

438 Tripp St

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12pm-5pm

Completely remodeled home with everything new. New kitchen, baths, bedrooms, tile floors, hardwoods, granite countertops, all new stainless steel appliances, refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, free standing shower, tub for two, huge deck, large yard, excellent neighborhood $154,900 (30 year loan @ 4.5% with 5% down; $7,750 down, $785/month) 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490

WYOMING

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

912 Lots & Acreage

PLAINS

Birchwood hills, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 story family room with fireplace, finished basement, built in pool, $399,900 (570)824-2471

749076

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Mostly wooded. $100,000. Well & electric, no running water. Small bunk bed cabin with baseboard heat. No septic. 610-760-1308

915 Manufactured Homes

EAST MOUNTAIN RIDGE (Formerly Pocono

Park) and San Souci Park. Like new, several to choose from, Financing &Warranty, MobileOneSales.net Call (570)250-2890

MOUNTAIN TOP

Valley Stream Park 24 x 48. 3 Bedroom 2 bath double wide Skyline 2001. $20,000. Serious Inquiries only Please, do not waste my time. 570-406-7318

heat, washer & dryer hookup, tile kitchen & bath. Large yard. $545 + utilities, security & references. Call 570-840-4534 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.

EXETER

First floor, 1 bedroom. Freshly painted, washer/dryer hook-up. $395/ month + utilities. Security required. NO PETS. 570-477-6018 leave message.

FORTY FORT

30 DAY MAKEOVER

America Realty Rentals

First Floor, Renovated, Compact, 1 Bedrooms, Gas Fireplaces, new wall to wall, Appliances, Decks. EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION/ APPLICATION, 2 YEAR SAME RENTS STARTING AT $500 + Utilities. NO PETS OR SMOKING

288-1422

HARDING

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

KINGSTON

2nd Floor. 2 bedrooms, renovated bathroom, balcony off newly renovated kitchen with refrigerator & stove, Pergo floors, central air, newly painted, offstreet parking, no pets. $600 per month plus utilities, & 1 month security deposit. 570-239-1010

KINGSTON

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


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NANTICOKE

NANTICOKE

1st floor. 1 bedroom. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED! Off street parking. Fresh paint. NO PETS $525 + security 570-477-6018 leave message

468

Auto Parts

Great 1st floor 1 bedroom apartment, heat included, with a detached garage in a great location. Hardwood floors & appliances included. Shared washer / dryer. Large yard. $750 + electric, security & references. Call 570-371-3271

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

468

Auto Parts

BUYING JUNK VEHICLES $300 AND UP

412 Autos for Sale

570-760-2035

Logistics/ Transportation

749 N. Keyser Ave, Scranton, PA 18504 Ask for T. Mert Reese

OUR FEATURED INVENTORY

‘00 Honda CRV

‘03 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS

‘03 Hyundai Tiburon

State Inspection

79K Miles

Emissions Safety Checks

4 Cyl., AWD, 5 Spd, Pwr Win/Locks

5,395

$

*

‘01 Subaru Legacy Wagon

3.5L V6, Auto, Alloy Wheels, Moonroof, Air

7,495

*

$

‘01 Ford Taurus

Auto, Sport, Pwr Windows, CD, Air

4,995*

$

‘03 Chevy 3500 State Body

CALL TODAY

5703431140

69K Miles 4 Cyl., AWD, Auto, Power, Air

5,495

$

1301 CEDAR AVE • SCRANTON, PA 18505

Looking to Grow

*

Low Miles, 6 Cyl., Auto, Air, Power, Cruise

4,795

$

*

6.0 Liter, 4x4, Auto, Air, Workhorse

8,995*

$

(570)-963-9955

CALL TODAY!

DRIVERS WANTED!

VULLO MOTORS, INC.

OVER

CDL Class A Regional and OTR Routes

YEARS

570-383-9906

‘05 ‘05 SEBRING SEBRING

Candidates must be 23 years of age with at least 2 years tractor trailer experience. Drivers paid by percentage.

SELL

BUY

4 Cyl, Auto, FWD, A/C, 4Dr, Pwr

$4,995*

Applications can be filled out online at www.cdstransportation.com or email to: jmantik@cdstransportation.com or you can apply in person at CDS Transportation Jerilyn Mantik One Passan Drive Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 570-654-6738

TRADE

‘04 PONTIAC GRAND AM GT COUPE

This Week’s Special

‘99 MERCURY COUGAR

6 Cyl, Auto, FWD, A/C, Pwr

$5,295*

‘02 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT

‘03 MAZDA MPV

$4,995* ‘04 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

V6, 4WD, Auto, A/C, Pwr

$5,995*

750345

88K, V6, Auto, FWD, Pwr

412 Autos for Sale

$7,995*

M SRP $40,340

2012 CadillacCTS AW D

*Plus Tax and Tags

LEASE FO R O N LY

4 Cyl, Auto, FWD, A/C, Pwr

$3,995

*

100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL • Bankruptcy ......... “WE HAVE A BANK FOR THAT” • Divorce ............. “WE HAVE A BANK FOR THAT” • Fixed Income ...... “WE HAVE A BANK FOR THAT” • First Time Buyer... “WE HAVE A BANK FOR THAT” • Repo ................ “WE HAVE A BANK FOR THAT” • Foreclosure .......... “WE HAVE A BANK FOR THAT” • Unemployment ..... “WE HAVE A BANK FOR THAT”

Visit Us @ vullomotors.com

LEASE FO R O N LY

259 369

$

$

24 m onths $ 0 Security Deposit

29 CTS IN STO CK M SRP $41,490

2012 CadillacCTS CPE

$3,295*

(570)-344-1600

Auto, FWD, A/C, Pwr

‘02 SATURN L-100

68K, 4WD, Auto, Moonroof, A/C

RATES STARTING @ 2.19%

65

308 Main Street, Dickson City

Home daily Benefit package includes: paid holiday and vacation; health, vision, and dental coverage.

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

the price is always right for over 20 years.

Electrical

Diagnostics

412 Autos for Sale

Auto Sales

Hablamos Espanol

The Best Choice for the Best Price

412 Autos for Sale

Mert’s

CIACAR USA

Quality Service for 20 Years

412 Autos for Sale

LARGE SELECTION OF 4 CYLINDER GAS SAVERS Honda • Hyundai • Nissan • Kia • Toyota

Monday thru Saturday 6am-9pm • Happy Trails!

542

412 Autos for Sale

Suspension

NOBODY Pays More Logistics/ Transportation

412 Autos for Sale

Oil Changes Brakes

$125 EXTRA IF DRIVEN, DRAGGED OR PUSHED IN!

542

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LEASE FO R O N LY

24 m onths $ 0 Security Deposit LEASE FO R O N LY

329 319

$

24 m onths $ 0 Security Deposit

$

24 m onths 0 Security Deposit

$

M SRP $40,890

2012 CadillacSRX Luxury Edition M SRP $36,710

22 SRX’s IN STO CK

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KINGSTON

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

Hiring Experienced Forklift Operators $12.25 hourly, after completion of 90 day probation period. ***STRAIGHT DAY SHIFT OR NIGHT SHIFT (12 hour shifts ave. 42 hours per week) ***75 cent night shift pay differential offered. ***Pay increase based on skill development. Take charge...LEARN AND EARN!

XLC Services, LLC (Logistics) is seeking experienced Forklift Operators - MUST HAVE 1 YEAR FULL TIME EXPERIENCE - with great employment history to work at their Mehoopany, PA location. The following skills are necessary for these positions. • High School Diploma/GED • Computer Skills • Valid Driver’s License • Criminal Background Check • Pass Pre-Employment Drug Screen & Physical All full-time positions come with the following benefits: medical, 8 paid holidays, 401k after 1 year, and paid vacation. Pay increases based on skill development.

EVERY THURSDAY IN APRIL (except for April 12) from Noon-4pm at the Tunkhannock Public Library

LARKSVILLE 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

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

PRESTIGE ONE AUTO ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS

BOVO Rentals 570-328-9984

412 Autos for Sale

WE BUY VEHICLES!

570-489-0000

Call Dan Lane @

Inspected with a warranty only ASE certified mechanics!!! CAR FAX History Report!!! clearly priced below Kelly Blue Book!!! pictured and priced online @ www.prestigeone auto.com!!! quality Pre-Loved Automobiles from $4,000 to $240,000 a Wide Selection if I don’t have it I’ll GO GET IT!!!

06 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 2.5

Leather, Moonroof, Htd Seats

$12,699* 07 HONDA CIVIC EX COUPE

Moonroof, 42xxx Miles

08 DODGE AVENGER SXT

$13,999

$13,299*

V6, Auto, Low Miles

$14,999*

1553 Main Street, Peckville, PA 18452 Visit Us Online @ www.TomDriebeAutoSales.com

“Where Taylor Meets Old Forge”

(570) 350-4541

Now!! .. $16,745

Only!! .. $6,375

V8, Auto, Air, TV See the US in this Beauty!!

00 BUICK LE SABRE

FWD, V6, Auto, Air, 1 Owner - Local Trade.

Special!! .. $4,675

00 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX GT

V6, Auto, Air, Sunroof, Leather, Alloys, Local Trade

Only!! .. $5,475

02 DODGE DURANGO

V8, Auto, Air, 4WD, 3rd Row Seating, Weston Push Bar.. Like New!!

Visit Us Online @ www.TomDriebeAutoSales.com

Tom Driebe Auto Sales 9 S. Keyser Ave - Taylor, PA 18517

02 DODGE 1500 CONVERSION

Reduced!! .. $6,475

00 FORD TAURUS

V6, Auto, Air, FWD, Inspected, Extra Nice!

Only!! .. $3,875

98 FORD F150

Style Side XL, V6 Auto, Air, Alloys, Only 88K, Like New

Sale!! .. $4,975

“The Safest Place to Buy a Used Car”

I & R MOTORS “Your Number 1 Stop For Sales & Service”

G R E A T P E O P L E

2003 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE

86K Miles

V6, Auto

2004 CHEVY MALIBU

V6, 79K Miles

2005 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR

84K Miles

“ALL VEHICLES COME WITH WARRANTIES”

46 Govier St. 2nd floor, 2 bedroom, W/D hookup, fridge & stove. Off street parking water included. freshly painted $525/mo + utilities, lease & security No pets. 570-328-1875

PITTSTON

1st floor, 2 bedrooms. All appliances included. All utilities paid; electricity by tenant. Everything brand new. Off street parking. $750 + security & references. Call 570-969-9268

3 bedroom. Living room, kitchen, 1 bath. Off street parking, on site laundry, enclosed porch, fenced yard. $695/mo + utilities. Security required. Call (570) 881-1747

PLAINS

Newly remodeled, 2 bedroom. Living room, dining room, eat in kitchen, stove w/d hookup. Heat, water, sewer included. No smoking or pets. $625/month, security and references. 570-905-0186

WILKES-BARRE

155 W. River St. 1 bedroom, some appliances included, all utilities included except electric, hardwood floors, Pet friendly. $600. 570-969-9268

floor apartment, off street parking, washer & dryer hookup, no pets. $550 + security & utilities. Call 570-822-7657

944

Commercial Properties

RETAIL SHOPPES 30-60 day availability FORTY FORT WYOMING AVE

“America Realty” Rentals Lease one or more “divided/ small shoppes”. Starting @ $550 2 years, 500/600 approximate sq. ft. Inquiries apply:

570-288-1422

G R E A T P R I C E S

410 Green Ridge St. • Scranton, PA 18509

315 PLAZA 950

Half Doubles

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

LUZERNE

2 bedrooms, off street parking, stove & refrigerator, washer / dryer. No pets. Non smoking. $450 + utilities, security & references. Call Mark 570-262-2896

WEST PITTSTON

- Boston Ave. Spacious, private 2 bedroom apartment on 2nd floor. Refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer, dryer, off street parking, air conditioning & gas heat + storage space. Water & Sewer included in rent. No pets, no smoking. $525/month + security. 570-417-2775 or 570-954-1746

WEST WYOMING

1st floor, 1 bedroom, $450 per month + utilities. No pets, no smoking. Call 570-693-1000

425 West 8th Street 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

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

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

NANTICOKE Desirable

Lexington Village Nanticoke, PA Many ranch style homes. 2 bedrooms $900 + electric only

SQUARE FOOT RE MANAGEMENT 866-873-0478

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

PITTSTON Newly remodeled

single family Ranch home. Excellent condition with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Hardwood floors, granite counter tops, central air, garage, driveway, full basement. No pets or smoking. Garbage & maintenance included. Utilities not included. $1000/mo. Contact Pat 570-237-0425 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

WILKES-BARRE ELEGANT

VICTORIAN 5 bedroom. 1.5 baths. www.aptilike.com Ad #547

959 Mobile Homes

HARVEYS LAKE Available May 1

2 bedroom mobile home. Newly remodeled. All new carpet, flooring & appliances, including washer & dryer. $575 + utilities & security deposit. Call 484-571-8356

965

MAINTENANCE FREE!

2 Large Bedrooms. Off-Street Parking No Smoking. $600+utilities, security, last month. 570-885-4206

PLAINS NEW LUXURY

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

953 Houses for Rent

DALLAS

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

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

1135

HARVEYS LAKE

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

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

PITTSTON TWP

WILKES-BARRE

FINANCING AVAILABLE FOR ALL TYPES OF CREDIT

2000 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED

PARSONS SECTION

WEST WYOMING

Ask for your FREE Carfax report

570.347.3515

281 S. Franklin St. with kitchenette & bath. Heat, water, garbage removal, and parking included in $425 month rent. Call 570-333-5471 with references

WILKES-BARRE 3 bedroom, 2nd

PITTSTON

*Tax, tags & license fees not included.

AWD, Moonroof, Full Equipt LIKE BRAND NEW!!

1-ROOM STUDIO in historic building at

NANTICOKE

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

floor, full kitchen. Heat included, no pets. $650 + 1 month security. Call 570-451-1038

Moonroof, Spoiler

05 CHEVROLET TAHOE

WILKES-BARRE

PITTSTON 2 or 3 bedroom, 1st

09 TOYOTA CAMRY SE

*

Sell your own home! Place an ad HERE 570-829-7130

Visit Us

Interested Applicants can Apply Online at www.XLCServices.com. Interviews scheduled Monday thru Friday. Call 800-472-1013 or walk-ins welcome at Job Fairs.

412 Autos for Sale

Honeypot Section 2nd floor, 3 room apartment. Nice neighborhood. $400 + utilities & security. No pets. Call 570-885-6878

953 Houses for Rent

Roommate Wanted

LUZERNE MILLER ST.

Need Roommate to share furnished 1/2 double. $350 per month all utilities included. 570-338-2207

1000 SERVICE DIRECTORY 1024

Building & Remodeling

1st. Quality Construction Co.

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

Senior Citizens Discount! State Lic. # PA057320

570-606-8438 1039

Chimney Service

1057Construction & Building

GARAGE DOOR

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

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

1093

Excavating

WYOMING VALLEY PROPERTY MGT. Mini-Excavating /Hauling Stone, mulch, topsoil, etc. Lawn care. Reasonable rates. 570-466-4176

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

Hauling & Trucking

ALWAYS READY HAULING Moving, Deliveries, Property & Estate Cleanups, Attics, Cellars, Yards, Garages, Construction Sites, Flood Damage & More. CHEAPER THAN A DUMPSTER!! SAME DAY SERVICE Free Estimates 570-301-3754

1162 Landscaping/ Garden

CO$T U LE$$ LANDSCAPING

Specializing in Grass Cutting, Trimming of Shrubs & Hedges, & Mulching Call for estimates 570-239-4011

Shopping for a new apartment? Classified lets you compare costs LINE UP without hassle A GREAT DEAL... or worry! IN CLASSIFIED! Get moving Looking for the right deal with classified! on an automobile? 1183 Masonry Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions! 1156

Insurance

NEPA LONG TERM CARE AGENCY

CONCRET E & MASONRY Brick, block, walks, drives, stucco, stone, chimneys and repairs.

570-283-5254

Long Term/Short Term Care Products Life Insurance Tax Deferred Annuities Medicare Supplement Plans Dental/Vision Estate Planning Ideas 570-580-0797 FREE CONSULT

Collect Cash. Not Dust.

www nepalong termcare.com

Sell it in The Times Leader Classified section.

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

HDI METALS

39 S. Prospect St. Nanticoke PA • 570-735-1487 GOLD - SILVER COINS - JEWELRY Buying Daily 11AM - 6PM

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

No nonsense guarantee We will beat any competitors advertised price by up to 20%

566 Sales/Business Development

566 Sales/Business Development

timesleader.com

566 Sales/Business Development

YOUR CAREER. REINVENTED. Picture a new kind of future – one where you can make an impact, not just a living. Train for a career in insurance and financial product sales with The Prudential Insurance Company of America’s Financial Professional Program.

You’ll learn hands-on from seasoned professionals, in the classroom and the field. And you’ll get the support you need to prepare for required licensing exams. All while receiving a generous compensation and benefits package. After your training period, you’ll have a world of opportunities – including the chance to lead your own practice. Want to make an exciting career change? If you have a strong interest in financial sales, email your resume or call me today. Lisa Hummel Agency Recruiter 32 Scranton Office Park Scranton, PA 18507 Phone 570-340-7052 Fax 570-340-7063 www.applicationstation.com Code: PRUDWB_2R Lisa.Hummel@Prudential.com

971 Vacation & Resort Properties

HARVEYS LAKE

Furnished Summer Home. Weekly and/ or Monthly. Starting June to end of August. Washer & dryer. Free boat slips. Call for more details. 570-639-5041 The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, New Jersey and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers and are committed to diversity in its workforce. Prudential is an employer that participates in E-Verify. Prudential, the Prudential logo and the Rock symbol are service marks of Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities.

0204417-00001-00 Ed. 7/2011

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

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The Dispatch LOCAL PROS CHIMNEY/CONSTRUCTION

HEALTH/BEAUTY

HAIR AT HOME

CHIMNEY REPAIR AND REBUILDING

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.

Shirley Berti Hair Designs

I RETURN ALL CALLS! 570-457-5849

CHRIS LATONA General Contractor

Ceramic Tile Work - Kitchens - Bathrooms - Garages - Replacement Windows - New Homes - Additions - Doors Complete Remodeling FREE Estimates - Insured

LAWN MAINTENANCE

Lawns cut, shrubs, pruned, small landscaping projects & odd jobs.

570-654-1557

HOME IMPROVEMENT

457-8145 or 655-0777

Exterior Home Improvements By

NORTHEAST WINDOW, INC.

Quality Works at Affordable Prices PA008322

JOHN PREGMON CONSTRUCTION Complete Home Remodeling, Kitchens, Baths, Drywall, Windows, Siding & Roofs.

570-457-0087

Locally Owned & Operated Since 1987

• Windows • Siding • Enclosures • Fiberglass Doors

• Storm Doors • Vinyl Railings • Roofing • And More

906 Homes for Sale

BEE CLEAN

Power Wash & Landscaping Services Rain Gutter Cleaning, Shrub & Tree Trimming & Removal Retaining Wall, Pavers & More

Bruce Moluski 570-457-1840

J. CAWLEY MOVING, LLC JASON CAWLEY, PITTSTON

Local & long distance moves. Residential, Offices & Institutional moves. (570) 299-7852 jcawleymoving@yahoo.com

Anonymous Tip Line 1-888-796-5519

TAX SERVICES

INCOME TAX & ACCOUNTING SERVICES

Luzerne County Sheriff’s Office

PICK UP DELIVERY AVAILABLE 18 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Bruce Moluski 570-457-1840 941

TRAVEL

PA018418

Tuesday, May 8 & 9

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

Applewood Acres

Complementary room, transportation & baggage handling. Food, Beverages & Snacks served on bus. $25 per person.

Al Lispi: 570-814-3137 or 570-823-9578

MARTIRANO OUTDOOR SERVICES 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!

Apartments Come in and see our spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with heat and water included!

Ask About Our 3 Bedroom Special!

Call 570-766-1785

Abington Heights School District Pets Welcomed 1% Wage Tax House Buying Clause* Job Transfer Clause*

P.A. Landscaping & Lawn Services, Inc.

906 Homes for Sale

Apartments/ Unfurnished

Overnight Junket to Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal!

570.654.4220 www.northeastwindow.com LANDSCAPING

906 Homes for Sale

LANDSCAPING

FREE ESTIMATES

PA# HIC EA 18685

1-800273-7130 for Local Pros

We Need Your Help!

MOVING

LAWNCARE

CONSTRUCTION

TTo o Place Place Y Your our A Ad d CCall all 1 -800-273-7130 1-800-273-7130

Serving NEPA for 24 Years Complete Landscaping Design & Lawn Maintenance Free Estimates/Fully Insured 570-287-4780

For more information Call 570-586-2491 or visit us online at www.applewoodacres.com *restrictions apply

906 Homes for Sale

906 Homes for Sale

906 Homes for Sale

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906 Homes for Sale

The Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce presents

A Benefit Concert to Support the Hometown Heroes Memorial

Saturday, May 12th • 7pm to 11pm at The Open Space Center 71 South Main Street, Pittston

Captain T.J. Hromisin

Army Specialist Dale Kridlo

Critically wounded in the Iraq conflict

Police Officer Rodney F. Pocceschi

Lieutenant Colonel Richard Berrettini

1st Lieutenant Jeffrey DePrimo

PA State Trooper Joshua Miller

BENEFIT CONCERT REGISTRATION FORM

I will be attending the benefit concert at $30 per person to support the Hometown Heroes Memorial. THANK YOU FOR I will need ______ reservation(s). My total amount enclosed is $_______. SUPPORTING YOUR HOMETOWN ❏ No, I will be unable to attend. Please accept my donation of $_______. HEROES! Attendees:

❏ YES!

___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ Contact number: ( ______ ) _______–_________

GREATER PITTSTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 570.655.1424 info@pittstonchamber.org.

FEATURING

Bill Gelb

and the

Banana Hammocks Band Beer, soft drinks and a light fare menu will be served. TO RSVP, PLEASE MAIL THIS FORM WITH YOUR PAYMENT BY MAY 7TH, 2012

750176

To attend, please return this form with your payment to The Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce at P.O. Box 704, Pittston, PA 18640. Please make checks payable to: GPCC Hometown Heroes Memorial. Reservation deadline is May 7th, 2012.


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