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ting with us.” Her friends never let me down. That day in 2004, we insisted Julie come along and that’s how I got to know her. That she hails from Wisconsin and is a Packers fan made her even easier to like. I enjoy knowing my kids’ friends so when they bring them up in conversation, I can picture them. Whenever Greta mentioned “Shiny Jules” I’d always remember Julie’s face lighting up the night. I cannot picture Julie any way other than glowing, even now after learning she is battling brain cancer. Greta, choking on every word, told me about it a couple of weeks ago. She said Julie started getting headaches so severe that one put her in the hospital. An MRI revealed two spots on her brain. The neurologist assumed they were from concussions from snowboarding. But more MRIs proved the spots were cancerous brain tumors. One was growing at an alarming rate and needed to be removed. The

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surgery was in January of 2011. The second tumor is now growing and is in a location where an operation could affect Julie’s speech and memory. That’s so risky Julie is trying alternative procedures ... very expensive procedures, the kind not covered by insurance. She needed $15,000 to get the process started and had no idea where it would come from. But Greta and a couple of Julie’s other friends had an idea: it would come from people, people who knew Julie and, more importantly, people who didn’t but were about to. They immediately swung into action combining their talents and utilizing the internet: Facebook, Twitter, email. If they could get Julie’s message out, they had faith people would respond. In no time, www.shinyjulesfund.com was born. There you can learn everything about Julie, her battle, and her imminent financial need, stated succinctly: 15K by end of May. Saturday morning, the dona-

tions were at $14,635. That’s the good news. The bad news is this is just the beginning. Julie has a long road ahead and the 15K is just a start. But her friends, coordinating all of this from Los Angeles (where Greta lives), Atlanta, Savannah and Madison, Wisconsin, and calling themselves “Team Shiny” are determined to not only raise all the money Julie will need but especially to get her back to “being her shiny, happy self.” What has surprised Greta most and moved Julie to tears are the hundreds of small donations from people across the world who never heard of Julie who are, as Greta said, sometimes passing up a latte and donating what it would cost. “I am just staggered by the generosity of spirit that I’ve seen in response to her need and our efforts, all conveyed through the power of the internet,” Greta wrote to me last week. “I just can’t get over the amazing juxtaposition of the

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cold, removed nature of internet technology vs. the warm outpouring of love and support we couldn’t have gotten any other way. And of course, the hand of God is in this, everywhere.” There’s a fundraising event yet to come on Memorial Day weekend in Madison and Team Shiny is planning an online auction which will include one-of-a-kind handbags designed by team-member Elizabeth, another classmate, who operates Satchel, a specialty boutique in Savannah. Interestingly, in the section on the website called “Meet Shiny,” Julie writes: I have an essential purpose to nurture and care for whatever, or whoever, I believe needs it. This outpouring of love for her in a matter of just two weeks, love expressed in donations both large and small and in supportive, caring comments often from perfect strangers, sends a clear message that Shiny Jules is not alone in this purpose. Not alone at all.

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Her nickname is “Shiny Jules.” I can’t remember if that’s how my daughter introduced her friend Julie to me but I do remember thinking “what a perfect description of this bright, happy kid.” Technically Julie wasn’t a kid when we met, probably 21 or 22, but they’re all kids to me, even though they are now closing in on 30. We ran into Julie on the beach at Tybee Island, outside of Savannah, Georgia, in March of 2004. We were in Savannah for the city’s famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which Greta insisted we had to experience at least once while she was at Savannah College of Art & Design. Julie was a classmate. Between Tybee and Savannah lies The Crab Shack, “where the elite eat in their bare feet.” It’s one of my favorite places. I loved taking a bunch of Greta’s friends there always telling them “I want us to be having so much fun that everybody here will be wishing they were sit-

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Greater Pittston Chamber hosts Susquehanna Brewing tour and taste

New toast of the town By JACK SMILES

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The new Susquehanna Brewing Company (SBC) on Main Street in Jenkins rolled out two barrels of its beers for the first time for a tour and tasting on Friday, May 11, hosted by the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce. About 100 guests tasted Goldencold Lager and Sixth Generation Stock Ale. The Goldencold Lager is a German-inspired beer brewed with Pilsner malt. The name is homage to a vintage Stegmaier TV commercial. The Sixth Generation Ale is brewed

with malt from the British malt house, Muntons and hops from Oregon. Both brews won rave reviews from the tasters. Master brewer Jaime Jurado led tours of the $8.5 million brewery which features 50-barrel Braukon brewhaus vessels and five 500 barrel fermentation tanks. The Brakon was imported from Germany. The fermentation vessels were custom-made by in Oregon. Jurado was lured to Susquehanna from the Texas-based Gambrinus Co., the sixth largest Ken, Ken and Anne Sorick of Blue Ribbon ice cream sample the wares at Susquehanna Brewery.

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Downtown Pittston will soon be getting credit UFCW to build branch at 450 S. Main St. By JACK SMILES

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The new branch will have two drive-through tellers, a drivethrough ATM and night deposit. The branch will employee 10. UFCW has branches in Kingston, Hanover and a main branch in Wyoming. UFCW President John Hayduk said when downtown manager Rose Randazzo heard he was looking for a property she called him

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about 450 Main. It turned out to be a good fit. “The location is great,” he said. “I drove through the city the other night and it looks like an entirely new city. I like what they are do-

ing.” Hayduk said what’s good for UFCW is good for the city, too. “We have a thousand members at Quinn’s, which will bring some additional people into the city.”

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Give the city credit. The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) credit union will break ground within a month on a new branch office at 450 South Main Street on the corner of Spring Street across from Reilly and Associates, the former Dime Bank Building.

Designed by Quad 3, the new building will feature a retro façade in keeping with the city’s downtown revitalization theme. UFCW already has a presence in the city in the form of a kiosk in Quinn’s Market. The new 2,500 square foot office will replace that and offer a full range of services, including mortgages, loans and deposits.

“The location is great,” he said. “I drove through the city the other night and it looks like an entirely new city. I like what they are doing.”


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beer company in the United States, which includes the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas, the Bridgeport Brewing Co. in Portland, Ore., and Trumer Brauerei of Berkeley, Calif. He had been director of brewing operations at Gambrinus since 1997. Jurado is well-acquainted with the area. He was the master brewer at the Lion Brewery in Wilkes-Barre for six years until 1991. SBC also has an innovation rare in the microbrew industry called a hopjack. Mark Nobile, one of the partners of SBC, explained that the hopjack is a device that processes whole hops for ales. “You can put whole hops in it instead of the pellet and kind of like tea bag run water through it for a fuller flavor.� Unlike most breweries which buy hops processed and dried in pellets, SBC stores whole domestic and European hops in a special refrigerated room. It all adds up to why an industry paper, Mid-Atlantic Brewing News, calls SBC one of the biggest start-ups in micro brew history.

Master brewer Jaime Jurado leads a tour of the Susquehanna Brewing Company

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The Coopers of Cooper's seafood restaurant, from left, Paul, Jeff, Jack and Ryan.

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Board vice president Latona resigns; 12 retiring employees honored By JOE HEALEY

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The Pittston Area School Board passed a $42 million preliminary budget Tuesday night that includes a 2.3 percent tax increase. District business consultant Al Melone said that averages to about an extra $34 on a tax bill. He said on the higher-end of assessed properties it can go as high as $90 and as low as $10 on the lower assessed properties. The tax hike is largest a district can make without applying for exceptions. The tax rate will go from 13.123 mills to 13.424 mills. A mill is a $1 tax on every $1,000 of assessed property value. The 2012-13 proposed spending plan totals $42,038,708 but has revenues at $41,283,288, a difference of $755,420. The board must fill the gap by the time the final budget is due by June 30. Melone said the biggest district expense is salaries and benefits, which is 70 percent of the budget. “We have some work ahead of us, but we’re much better off than most districts,” Melone said. “Quite frankly, we’re buying

some time. It’s a new reality, nationally and locally, for the past four years.” Anthony Guariglia, the Pittston Area School Board president, said the district was facing a 16 percent hike in healthcare. “There were several catastrophic conditions in the district,” he said. But Melone sat down with the district’s healthcare provider, Elite Benefits, and negotiated a lower rate hike. The new increase will only amount to 6 percent. “It was a brilliant move,” Guariglia said. “We got a 10 percent saving in our overall healthcare costs.” The board on Tuesday also honored 12 retiring employees, which are unlikely to be replaced, Guariglia said. Melone said the district is still waiting on some concrete numbers from the Luzerne Intermediate Unit and the Willkes-Barre Area Career and Technical School. Also, they are hoping to get solid numbers from the district’s property taxing body, the Don Wilkinson Agency. “This budget it so tight, we don’t want to make decisions one way or another without everyone

“We have rising costs on one end, diminishing funds from the state on the other end. It’s a tough situation.” Anthony Guariglia Pittston Area School Board president

skate by, but not after this year.” But Melone is confident. “Professionally, I’m very happy with the job that we did,” Melone said. “We were doing a lot of scenarios. A lot of ‘what ifs.’” Latona resigns

expending their best effort in getting us some numbers,” Melone said. By law, the budget must be finalized by June 30. The board plans to vote on a final budget at their monthly meeting on June 19. Last year, the board passed a $40.8 million 2011-12 spending plan, featuring a raise in property taxes from 12.7990 mills to 13.1228 mills. Two biggest challenges, Guariglia said, are personnel and healthcare. “On the other side of that, we have a current administration in Harrisburg that’s cutting back.” Guariglia said asphalt and fuel costs are up. “We have rising costs on one end, diminishing funds from the

state on the other end,” he said. “It’s a tough situation.” As the board was discussing its current food service contract, Board member Charles Sciandra suggested looking into shared services, possibly starting with food. “We should look at potential shared services with Wyoming Area to save money.” Guariglia said similar agreements already exist. He pointed to some technology services that are handled by the Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical school. “It’s not something we’ve done a lot of, but we should look any and all savings.” Board member Marilyn Starna summed up the budget at the meeting. “We have huge monetary issues this year and we may

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PA Board proposes 2.3% tax hike The board accepted the resignation of Board Vice President Ross Latona. Latona, of Duryea, operates Latona Chiropractic and Rehab on Laurel Street in Pittston. An email that was sent to Board President Tony Guariglia was read at the beginning of the meeting. “After much deliberation and soul searching, it is with deep regret that I am writing to inform you of my decision to resign my position on the Pittston Area School Board effective immediately,” Latona wrote. “My personal commitments have become too great for me to be able to fulfill the requirements of my posiSee BOARD, Page 6

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Pittston artists featured at Fiesta Pittston artist Sonny Jones is a featured winner at the Fine Arts Fiesta being held on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre this weekend. Jones won several adult juried awards, including the Johnston and Johnston Law Office Purchase Award with his wooden “Lidded Pot.” The piece also won a third place crafts award, also called the Maria Livrone Art Award. He also won first place sculp-

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tion on the board, and I feel it is best for me to make room for someone with the time and energy to devote 100 percent to the district.” He said it was an “honor” and a “pleasure” to serve for three years and he is confident he is leaving the district in capable hands. “The unparalleled leadership of president Guariglia , in conjunction with the caring and experience of the administration, and the incomparable Melone firm, I feel no waters will be too deep for the Pittston Area School District to navigate.” Joseph Kelly was elected unanimously to replace Latona as the new vice president. Applicants for the vacant seat must be at least 18 years old and a resident of the Pittston Area School District and submit to the district a resume and a written statement as to why they want to

ture award sponsored by the Vgogh Gallery for his “Hollywood Cowboy.” Another Pittston artist won two awards. Bernadette Harrison won the Commission on Economic Opportunity Purchase Award, called the “People Helping People Award,” for her oil painting called “Green Pears.” The piece also won the Third Place Painting, Green Dog Pottery Sponsored Award. serve on the school board. The vacancy will also be advertised in local newspapers. Every applicant will be given an opportunity to address the board and the audience at the special meeting set for 6 p.m. on June 5. If for any reason, after 30 days, the board can’t come to a consensus, the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas will make a selection. Guariglia said whenever you try to replace an elected official, it’s difficult. “I’d be looking for an independent thinker. Someone with some type of government experience,” he said. “You need to be able to work with others to get things done.” He said the candidate would need to understand the economic situation that the district is in. “Getting the budget in line and keeping our high quality of education, those are the two priorities,” Guariglia said. “They would need to understand that education and taxes aren’t on opposite sides of the fence.”

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dry cleaning in downtown Pittston for the first time since Vaccaro’s on Broad Street closed 10 years ago. Dempsey’s Fashionable Laundry Inc., a century-old family

dry cleaning business headquartered in Dunmore, is opening a storefront at 16 S. Main. Dempsey’s Fashionable Laundry is not affiliated with Dempsey Uniform and Linen Supply.

money order made out to the PA Class of 2012 Parent’s Association to Michelle Mikitish, 133 S. Highland Drive, Pittston, PA 18640. Order forms were distributed to the class of 2012 during homeroom or can be requested at PAClass2013@yahoo.com. The newly appointed officers for the PA Class of 2013 Parent’s Association are: Joyce Mitchell, president; Chris Silinskie, vice president; Mary Jo Cumbo, treasurer; Michelle Mikitish, secre-

tary. The next meeting of the Parent’s Association will be on Tuesday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Parents of all members of the class of 2013 are encouraged to attend. Topics of discussion will include the upcoming rose sale, graduation night and fundraising ideas for the all night party for the class of 2013. For more information, email PAClass 2013@yahoo.com.

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Dupont Memorial Day plans include parade, ceremonies AMVETS Post #189 will sponsor this year’s Memorial Day activities in Dupont along with VFW Post #4909 and American Legion Post #657 on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. Veterans and Veteran supporters should meet 8:00 a.m. at the Dupont V.F.W on Main Street. At 8:30 a.m. a memorial service will be held at the Polish National Cemetery. The Veterans will then travel to the Sacred Heart Cemetery and conduct Memo-

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Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., president of The University of Scranton, presents the Alpha Sigma Nu Teacher of the Year Award to Vanessa Silla-Zaleski Talarico, Ed.D., of the University's Education Department, with Alpha Sigma Nu moderator Thomas Hogan, Ph.D., professor of psychology.

Vanessa Silla-Zaleski Talarico, Ed.D., associate professor of education at The University of Scranton, has been named the2011-12 Alpha Sigma Nu Teacher of the Year. The award, formally known as the Gannon Award, in honor of Fr. Edward Gannon, S.J., is the oldest teaching award at the University. Established in 1969 by the University’s chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu, the national honor society for students in Jesuit colleges and universities, the award recognizes outstanding teaching among faculty. Student members of Alpha Sigma Nu select the professor to be honored. Student officers of the honor society presented Dr. Talarico with the award at the society’s induction ceremony, attended by more than 250 faculty, staff, parents and inductees recently on campus. The citation read at the ceremony included comments submitted with ballots, such as “Dr. Talarico cares for each student [and is] committed to excellence.” Another wrote that “she is so willing to go above and beyond for any student.” A native and resident of Pittston, Dr. Talarico joined the faculty of The University of Scranton in 2005. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University and a doctorate in education from Indiana

University of Pennsylvania. She is a board-certified behavior analyst and also holds certifications as an elementary school counselor and in specialeducation. She is author of many articles published in academic journals, including Leadershipand Organizational Management Journal, and has presented at professional meetings, such as the International Conference on Education, Economy and Society in Paris. Sigma Tau Delta Joseph Buttacci of West Wyoming and Dillon Cason of West Pittston were among The University of Scranton students inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, the National Honor Society in English. This organization is for students who major or minor in English, theatre or secondary education/English with a grade point average of 3.5 or better in English, theatre and writing courses and an overall grade point average of 3.4 or better. Buttacci is majoring in chemistry and mathematics. Cason is majoring in biochemistry Lock Haven grads Three local students joined over 700 students receiving degrees from Lock Haven Univer-

Wyoming Area history teacher, Barbara Bullions, and Spanish teacher, Christine Marianacci, are planning an EF Educational tour of Greece for summer 2013. After three days in Athens, travelers will board a cruise ship with stops in Mykonos, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini, and Patmos. The ship will also stop in Kusadasi, Turkey. The students will next travel to Epidaurus, Mycenae, Argolida, Pilos, and Olympia. This will be Mrs. Bullions’ seventh trip through EF Tours. She has previously accompanied students to England, Italy, France and Spain. An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. in room 180 of the high school. Interested students their parents are invited to attend. For further information, call 655-2836 x 2180. In the photo, from left, Gabrielle Spagnuolo, Danielle Spagnuolo, Christopher Wall, Leo Skoronski, Ryan Flynn and Harold Ash. Missing from photo: Amanda Gallagher.

sity during 2012 spring commencement ceremonies. They are Katrina M. Bartoli, of Exeter, Bachelor of Arts degree; Ashley Colarusso, of Pittston, Bachelor of Science degree; and Linda A Rubino, of West Wyoming, Bachelor of Arts degree Birthday notes Happy birthday wishes go to Stephen Vitek, of Port Griffith, and Father Ed Michelini, formerly of St. John Evangelist Church now in Towanda. Both will celebrate their special days on May 24.

Bishop’s Award Julia Adonizio, daughter of Patrick and Judy Adonizio, Harvey’s Lake, received the Bishop’s Youth Award for 2012. Julia was nominated by her school, Good Shepherd Academy, to receive this award. The recipients of the award were honored at a mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton, officiated by Bishop Joseph C. Bambera. Julia is in 8th grade at Good Shepherd Academy in Kingston and plans to attend Holy Redeemer High School in the fall. Julia Adonizio


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The Pittston Area High School National Honor Society did their part to beautify downtown Pittston by donating $685 dollars to purchase flowers to be planted downtown. Joe Moskovitz accepted the check on behalf of the city. In the photo, members of the NHS present the check at the site of the Downtown Mule on Main Street. From left, Michael Hizny, Anthony Capozucca, Sarah Kosik, Kristen Lombarsdo, Samantha Horchos: Jim Norris, downtown volunteer landscaper; Chris Musto and Anthony Schwab presenting check to city manager Joe Moskovitz. JACK SMILES/THE SUNDAY DISPATCH

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Feast of St. Joseph Marello to be observed The Annual Triduum & Feast of St. Joseph Marello will be celebrated from May 27-30 in the Oblates of Father Lopez St. Joseph seminary chapel, Route 315, Pittston Twp. Masses will be celebrated each evening of the Triduum (May 27-29) with novena prayers to folBishop low. Preaching Dougherty this year’s Triduum is Father Gustavo Lopez, OSJ of the California Province, who is currently the parochial vicar at St. Joachim’s Parish, Madera, CA. On the Feast of St. Joseph Marello (May 30), Mass will be offered at 7:00 p.m. by retired Auxiliary Bishop John M. Dougherty, D.D. and concelebrated by the Oblate Fathers. An outdoor reception, hosted by the Josephite-Marellian Lay Association, will follow the Mass. St. Joseph Marello, a native of Asti, Italy, is the Founder of the Congregation of the Oblates of St. Joseph and was canonized a saint by Blessed John Paul II in 2001. Oblate Fathers & Brothers are presently working in 12 different countries throughout the world, with their newest mission scheduled to open in a few months in El Salvador. On the Feast of St. Joseph Marello (May 30) Mass will be offered at 7 p.m. by retired Auxiliary Bishop John M. Dougherty, D.D. and concelebrated by the Oblate Fathers. An outdoor reception will be hosted by the Josephite-Marellian Lay Association. St. Joseph Marello, a native of Asti, Italy, is the Founder of the Congregation of the Oblates of St. Joseph. He was canonized by Blessed John Paul II in 2001 and Oblate Fathers & Brothers are working in 12 different countries throughout the world.

Strawberry shortcake event June 16 The United Methodist Women of the United Methodist Church in Pittston on the corner Broad and Church Streets are having a strawberry shortcake supper on Saturday, June 16 from 4:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost is adults, $5.00 and children, $3.00

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 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. PEDIATRIC CLINIC The Care and Concern Pediatric Health Clinic, located in the former Seton Catholic School building on William Street in Pittston, will be open the first and third Thursday of each month. Free health care is provided for infants through age 11. Registration is from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Participants should bring your child’s immunization records with them. Parents or guardians must be present to have their child examined. All services are free and confidential. The clinic is sponsored by the Care and Concern ministries of the Parish Community of St. John the Evangelist, Msgr. John Bendik, Pastor. For more information call 855-6035.

and that includes cake, strawberries, ice cream and beverage Wimpies, hotdogs, potato salad, baked beans and cole slaw will also be served. For tickets or additional information call 6550677 or 654-8775.

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE The United Methodist Women of the United Methodist Church in Pittston on the corner Broad and Church Streets are having a strawberry shortcake supper on Saturday, June 16 from 4:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost is adults, $5.00 and children, $3.00 and that includes cake, strawberries, ice cream and beverage Wimpies, hotdogs, potato salad, baked beans and cole slaw will also be served. For tickets or additional information call 655-0677 or 6548775. 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 -

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. Third Thursday of each month – United Methodist Women – 6:30 p.m. CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY ALLIANCE CHURCH Luzerne Ave. and Parke Street West Pittston

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. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UCC 500 Luzerne Avenue West Pittston Rev. Joan Mitchell, Pastor Sanctuary is handicapped accessible. Sunday at 11 a.m. Morning Worship Service 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 May 20 – 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Worship; 12:05 p.m. choir rehearsal 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 May 20 – 10 a.m. Worship, Sunday School during Worship May 21 – 7 p.m. Boy Scouts May 22 – 7 p.m. Trustees May 23 – 10 a.m. Mommy and Me; 5 p.m. Strings and Wings; 6:30 p.m. TOPS, 7 p.m. Choir May 24 – 7 p.m. Girl Scouts; 7 p.m. Weight Watchers 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 See FAITH, Page 11


Monsignor John J. Bendik, Pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish Community, Pittston will be honored on his 45th anniversary of his ordination on Sunday, May 27 with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 12:15 p.m. in the church. A light reception will follow in the church hall hosted by the Altar and Rosary and Holy name Societies.

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INDEPENDENT BIBLE CHURCH 328 Main Street Duryea, PA 18642 (570) 451-0346 Home/Office JLaCava@TheBibleChurch.org INKERMAN PRESBYTERIAN Main St., Inkerman Services: Sundays, 8:30 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.

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Daily Masses are 9:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday. The ending of the School of Christian Living, Confirmation class, and Graduates of 2012 will end with a short service and it will take place after the 10:30 Mass. Invited are all students, parents, teachers and PTO Officers to attend. Refreshments will be served on the Hall after the service. Memorial Day Mass is May 28 at the church cemetery at 9:00 a.m.

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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

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School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning Worship at 10:45 a.m. Prayer meeting, Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Celebrate Recovery Ministry, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. OBLATES OF ST. JOSEPH Highway 315, Pittston Masses are held daily in the seminary chapel at 7:00 a.m. (Monday – Friday) and on Saturday mornings at 8:00 a.m. There are no weekend Masses. Confessions are heard daily from 9:00 a.m. – 12 and from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Office hours are Monday – Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., evenings and weekends by appointment. Office phone number is 6547542. Every Wednesday evening Mass is celebrated at 7:00 p.m. in conjunction with the Novena to St. Joseph & St. Joseph Marello. Novena prayers and the blessing of the first-class relic of St. Joseph Marello, Founder of the Oblates of Saint Joseph Congregation, immediately follow the Mass. All are welcome to participate! Tune into Catholic Radio 750 AM. The radio studio is located in the seminary building and is broadcast daily from dawn to dusk. For more information about this station, contact Ed Niewinski at 287-4670. Annual Triduum & Feast of St. Joseph Marello will be celebrated from May 27-30 in the seminary chapel. Masses will be celebrated each evening of the Triduum (May 27-29) with novena prayers to follow. Preaching this year’s Triduum is Father Gustavo Lopez, OSJ of the California Province, who is currently the parochial vicar at St. Joachim’s Parish, Madera, CA. On the Feast of St. Joseph Marello (May 30), Mass will be offered at 7:00 p.m. by retired Auxiliary Bishop John M. Dougherty, D.D. and concelebrated by the Oblate Fathers. An outdoor reception, hosted by the Josephite-Marellian Lay Association, will follow the Mass. St. Joseph Marello, a native of Asti, Italy, is the Founder of the Congregation of the Oblates of St. Joseph and was can-

onized a saint by Blessed John Paul II in 2001. Oblate Fathers & Brothers are presently working in 12 different countries throughout the world, with their newest mission scheduled to open in a few months in El Salvador. On the Feast of St. Joseph Marello (May 30) Mass will be offered at 7 p.m. by retired Auxiliary Bishop John M. Dougherty, D.D. and concelebrated by the Oblate Fathers. An outdoor reception will be hosted by the Josephite-Marellian Lay Association. St. Joseph Marello, a native of Asti, Italy, is the Founder of the Congregation of the Oblates of St. Joseph. He was canonized by Blessed John Paul II in 2001 and Oblate Fathers & Brothers are working in 12 different countries throughout the world. ST. JOSEPH MARELLO PARISH OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL ST. ROCCO’S Pittston Weekend Masses: At Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, on Saturday at 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday at 8:00 & 11:00 a.m. At St. Rocco Church, on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Weekend Masses: At Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, on Saturday at 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday at 8:00 & 11:00 a.m. At St. Rocco Church, on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The Rosary will be recited in St. Rocco Cemetery on Sunday, May 27 at 3:00 p.m. On Monday, Memorial Day at 10:00 a.m., all are invited to join us in the celebration of the Mass at St. Rocco Church. The Oblate Fathers will concelebrate this Mass, which will be offered for all deceased in St. Rocco’s Cemetery and all parishioners and friends, brothers and sisters. St. Joseph Marello Parish Raffle is now underway. Buy your tickets now for a chance to win 2012 Chevrolet Cruz or $20,000. There are only 10 weeks left. Donation $20.00 each and only 2,000 tickets to be sold. Seller of the winning ticket receives $500. Call Connie Toole at 655-3681, Frank Sciabacucchi 655-6125, Pena Hansen-332-5989, or the rectory office-654-6902. St. Joseph Marello Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, June 10 (rain or shine) at

the Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course. Shotgun at 8:00 a.m. Captain & Crew format registration at 7:40 a.m. Dinner followed at Mt. Carmel Center. Dinner for non-golfers: $15.00 per person. Reservation & payment if received by May 25 is $75 per player or $300 per foursome. Make checks payable to St. Joseph Marello Parish. (Green fees and cart, dinner & refreshments, gifts for flight winners all included.) Anyone wishing to donate fresh flowers in memory of a loved one, may bring them to the church on Saturday morning.

Anyone interested in renting the Parish Banquet Hall or meeting room should call Christine Silinskie, hall manager, at 7048861 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.

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3:00-3:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception 4:00-4:30 p.m. at Holy Redeemer 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 Parish Website www.eucharist-pittston.org. 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 Vacation Bible School Children will be going on an Amazing Desert Journey this summer in VBS. Registration is open for ages [Kindergarten – Grade 5] who will attend VBS from June 25 through 29, from 9:00 a.m. to12 Noon at Our Lady of the Eucharist, Pittston. To register, use the form found at the doors of the Church, call Sister Mary Ann at 654-0263, or register online at https://vbs.cph.org/ tools/churchInfo.aspx?Church=325A949F. Memorial Day Monday, May 28, is Memorial Day. Weather permitting, Mass will be celebrated in each of our cemeteries at 9 a.m. Little Rock Scripture Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish Community Offering Little Rock Scripture Study: James, Peter, and Jude: The Catholic Letters. Scripture Study is held on Tuesdays and there are two programs, one in the morning from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. and one on the evening from 7

p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Both programs will be held in the Parish Hall. Father Thomas J. Maloney directs the program. New Altar Servers An instruction class for new altar servers is now being formed. All young people, grade 2 and up are eligible to be altar servers. If you are interested in this Liturgical ministry, please let Father Tom, Sister Mary Ann or Mrs. Bartnikowski know. The first practice will be this Sunday, May 20th after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Yoga class schedule During the month of May, Senior Yoga will be offered on Wednesday mornings, 9:3010:30 a.m. There will be NO on class May 30th. A new class, appropriate for ALL levels, including beginners will be offered on Wednesday evenings, 7-8:15 p.m. There will be NO on class May 30th. 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. Chairs used to assist. No need to go to the floor. First class? Free. When: Wednesday, May 23 from 9:30-10:30 a.m., $8 per class

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May Crowning at Queen of Apostles Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca, held it annual May Crowning ceremony during the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 7 at St. Mary’s Church. The May Queen was Jacqueline Bennie and her court consisted of Amy Hoover, Rachel Hoover, Mackenzie Carroll and various mem-

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Wonderful benefit today Please stop by the fourth Annual Joseph F. Coyne III Memorial Tournament today, Sunday, May 20, at the Exeter Little League Fields located behind St. Cecilia’s Church on Wyoming Avenue. It starts at 8:45 a.m. and runs most of the day. We urge folks to go because the tourney benefits 5-year-old Faith Stoshak. Faith is the daughter of Andy and Danielle Stoshak of West Wyoming. Faith was diagnosed back in the summer of 2011 with Acute lymphocytic. Commonly called acute childhood leukemia, it is cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Faith’s chemotherapy treatments are being increased every week. This diagnosis has really turned the family’s world upside down, including that of Faith’s twin sister, Tiffany. The local community can support Faith by coming to the tourney to donate, visit the food concession or buy raffle tickets. The tourney is named for former Mayor Joseph F. Coyne III and organized by his granddaughter current mayor Cassandra Coleman. Coyne loved baseball and spent many hours on the Exeter field umpiring. Over the past three years the tourney has raised more than $16,000 for three local families in need.

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Downtown is shaping up Accuse us of being cheerleaders for downtown Pittston and we’ll plead guilty. Today there are two more stories about happenings downtown. Two businesses are coming, Dempsey’s Fashionable Laundry and the UFCW credit union. Dempsey’s is taking over an old Main Street storefront, while UFCW is building a new office from the ground up. Then there is the artist painting wreaths on downtown doors. It’s a small touch, but part of the whole package. High school students are helping out, too. The Pittston Area National Honor Society donated $650 to the city for flowers to be planted downtown. Jim Norris, the downtown volunteer landscaper and retired PA teacher, will do the actual planting.

YOUR OPINION Letter carriers grateful for food drive support We would like to thank all of the families and individuals who contributed to the letter carriers food drive last Saturday, May 12. We received approximately 28,000 pounds of food, which will greatly assist us in meeting the needs of individuals we serve daily throughout the year. This drive would never be possible without the assistance of the volunteers who worked with us to separate and properly sort and store all we received by the end of the day. The drive started at 9:30 a.m. and we finished sorting at 7 p.m. The 100 plus volunteers gave nearly 450 hours and came from: Saint Barbara’s Catholic Church The United Methodist Church in West Pittston The First United Presbyterian Church in West Pittston The Second Presbyterian Church in Pittston The Verizon Bell Pioneers Scout Troops 285, Duryea, and their Cub Scout Troop and

Troop 352 West Pittston Pittston Area’s Stand Tall Against Alcohol and Drugs United Way of Wyoming Valley IBEW local 163 Teamsters, Local 401 United Steel Workers Local 15253 King’s College Masonic Valley Lodge 499 Order of the Odd Fellows National Slovak Society Leaf 75. This shows just how much community support exists in the Greater Pittston Area and how we care for each other. Thank you. Anthony Dombroski Drive Volunteer Coordinator

Appreciate help with School Wide Positive Behavior program We would like to take this time to express our appreciation to those who have helped the School Wide Positive Behavior Program to be so successful. This program was given the support from the student body who embraced the concept of improving behavior and respect in our schools. Patrick Heck, Bryan Cumbo, Carter Kusakavitch, Megan Wysocki, Kelly Sypulski, Nicole Wright and Morgan Tarnalicki are some of the dedicated students who gave up their time to support the program. We would like to commend the entire 7th and 8th grade for their participation in this motivational program.

We deeply appreciate the support of Lindo Sabatini. His continued generosity in support of our school and community enabled us to reward children. He generously provided pizza for reward parties, which the students greatly enjoyed. We feel honored to work with students who through their commitment to school pride show us what makes Wyoming Area a leading school district. Sincerely Ashley Aritz Ryan Kennedy School Wide Positive Behavior Middle School Leaders


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1960 – 52 Years Ago Eighth grade Avoca students Linda O’Hop and Joseph Olsheski received Americanism Medals from Howard Loftus district deputy of the McPhillipsWiddal Post American Legion and Elizabeth Dunleavy chairman of the Americanism Committee. Traits determining the recipient of the medal are courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship and service. To learn more about the Americanism awards program go to www.legion.org. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Walutes of Wyoming were installed as presidents of Wyoming Aeries 1965 Fraternal Order of Eagles and Auxiliary. Proprietors of Leonard’s Department Store and members of the Wyoming Businessmen’s Association, Mr. and Mrs. Walutes were the first husband and wife induction in the Aeries history. By definition, an aerie is the lofty nest of any bird of prey, such as an eagle or a hawk. In relation to the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the word Aerie serves as the name of the location in which the group regularly meets and hosts events. In an effort to obtain Federal and State Financial assistance, the City of Pittston formulated a Workable Program for urban renewal funding. Within the program requirements, the city adopted housing and building codes, zoning ordinances and subdivision regulations. According to the 1950 census, Pittston, with less than 25,000 residents was eligible for technical assistance to facilitate planning. The Federal Housing and Home Finance Agency in Washington DC approved the city’s application. The Sunday Dispatch Inquiring Photographer asked: “The PA Department

1970 – 42 Years Ago Pittston Area School Board members and teachers were in agreement with most bargaining issues for the school year except salary. The board budgeted a $300 across the board pay increase but teachers still wanted to discuss the salary issue at an upcoming meeting. The salary schedule for the 70-71 school year was as follows: standard certificates - $9,900 maximum, college degree – $10,200 maximum and master’s degree - $10,800 maximum. A new electronic scoreboard donated by Richard, Joseph, Donald, John and Charles Rosenthal, sons of the late Joseph M. Rosenthal was dedicated at the Pittston Little League season opener. Gerald King sang the National Anthem, accompanied by the Pittston Area High School Band. The Pittston V.F.W. Post 635 was on hand to perform flag raising ceremonies. In an effort to answer the often asked question, “Why wasn’t Pittston Area High School built at the Bone Stadium site in Hughestown,” the Sunday Dispatch published a detailed listing of events that led up to the decision: The Northeast School District was formed in 1962 which included Duryea, Avoca, Hughestown, Yatesville, Dupont, Pittston Township and Jenkins Township. Pittston did not seek a merger at the time. In 1966, Pittston School District was ordered by the state to merge with Northeast. The present building and its site was a matter of dispute among directors of Northeast district. Sites available were the Barnum in Duryea, Butler section behind the Hughestown School and a section of land south of Stauffer Heights. After much negotiation the Yatesville site was chosen. The district paid $52,000 for the land, but had to pay $200,000 to develop the land and to build the school. The school was com-

pleted in two years and dedicated in 1968. 1980 – 32 Years Ago The Pittston Area track team completed their first undefeated season in the school’s history with a perfect 10-0 record and claimed the Wyoming Valley conference AAA Division Track and Field Championship. Jack Goldowski, Mark Fagotti and Al Michalec were all double winners. Goldowski in the high hurdles and 400meter relay, Fagotti in the 100-yard dash and 400-meter relay and Michalec in the 200-yard dash and 400-meter run. Steve Shamnoski took first in shot put, Jeff McGlynn in the long jump and Bruce Telincho in the high jump. Track and field was introduced by the school as a sport in 1970. Coach Joe Costello, assisted by Joe Orlando made the team the “best in the area” in only ten years. Junior high team coaches Ray Calabrese and Mike Orlando hadn’t been beaten for four straight years compiling a 32-0 record and had won the districts each of those years. Committee members Kenneth Scaz, Mrs. Maynard Grunstra, Mrs. Roger Beaty, Mrs. Michael Ciannilli, Mrs. Leo Crisci, Louise Hart, David Alberigi, Tom Ahearn and Joe Argenio were busy planning the Strawberry Festival sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of West Pittston. In its fourth year, the festival also offered a mini flea market. According to about.com, “American Indians allegedly invented Strawberry shortcake, mashing berries in meal to make bread, which the colonists enjoyed. It is believed they must have used wild strawberries since strawberries have only been cultivated in America since 1835.” Answer Members of the Parent Band Group Vasco Chiavacci, Evelyn Kane, Mrs. James Halford and Max Huber approached Elizabeth Battle, superintendent of Pittston High School, and school board members to consider approving music as a regular instead of an extracurricular subject. The motion was approved by the board members who then directed Miss Battle and Harold Eder, supervisor of music, to discuss what measures would be needed to offer the new subject. It wasn’t until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say “I don’t know.” W. Somerset Maugham

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1950 – 62 Years Ago Major Joseph A. Fasciana, a Pittston dentist, was an active member of the U.S. Army Reserve for eight years. In 1950, he was called to active duty along with Major George Hutter. Both men reported to Fort Meade, Maryland. Major Fasciana was one of five brothers who served in the armed forces. The beginning of the Korean War was less than a month away from being declared. What began as a civil war had escalated into a conflict led by the United States against China and the Soviet Union. The war ended on July 27, 1953. A “semi-official” report from census director, William Springer reflected a 3,000 drop in Pittston residents in the 1950 census. Preliminary census figures showed Pittston’s population in the 14,700 to 15,000 range. In the 1940 census, Pittston’s population was shown as 17,828. Pittston Mayor John Allardyce and members of the Chamber of Commerce urged all residents to mail in their forms and be counted. During the 19th century and through to 1940 the census was accomplished through political districts. Each ward was responsible for producing a census. The usual method in urban areas was to assign the task to precinct leaders, who would hire "census takers" going door-to-door. From 1950 onward, census forms were mailed to every address on record with the United States Post Office. Springer advised that the drop would be reflected not only in Pittston but throughout Luzerne County because of reduction in the number of jobs available. The 1940 individual census data was recently released on April 2, 2012. The 1950 census will not be released until 2022. The Sunday Dispatch Inquiring Photographer asked Pittston residents: “If you had the chance to talk with President Truman what would you say to him?” Mrs. Lee Stanton answered, “Having

served in the WAVES during World War II, I am interested in the woman’s position in the armed forces and therefore would like his opinion on the subject.” Bing Bosack commented, “I’d suggest that we take care of our own country first, then take care of other countries when needed.” Delores Riccetti stated, “I would ask him if there would ever be peace in the world.”

of Public Instruction proposes consolidation of Pittston area school districts. Is this a progressive idea?” Harry Budwesky, of Hughestown, answered, “My desire for a joint school dates back to when I was on the Hughestown School Board.” John Zilinsky, of Avoca, stated, “I’m a sports fan I think a joint school would do wonders for local athletes.” Edward Keating, of Pittston Twp., commented, “The old saying ‘united we stand and divided we fall’ could very well apply.”

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PITTSTON – Nearly three years after state police Trooper Joshua D. Miller was killed in the line of duty, a bill to place his name on the Pittston Post Office awaits a signature from President Barack Obama. Miller, a 1992 Pittston Area High School graduate, was shot and killed on June 7, 2009 along a stretch of Route 611 Miller near Tobyhanna. The Pittston Township resident and Pittston city native was 34 and left behind wife Angela and three daughters Justine, Joslyn and Breana. The stretch of the roadway where he was shot already bears his name, thanks to legislation approved by the state General Assembly. And now the post office at 11 Dock St. could also be a lasting honor in his memory. U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, introduced a bill to rename the post office last July. It was cosponsored by the entire Pennsylvania delegation to the House and it passed that chamber in November. On Thursday, the Senate approved the bill by unanimous consent. H.R. 2415 now goes to the White House for Obama’s signature. Angela Miller, sometimes

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May 20 – 6:30 p.m. Knitting ministry resumes May 22 – 7 p.m. Bereavement Group May 27 – No Knitting Ministry Combined Vacation Bible school will be held Monday 25 to Friday June 29. The next Baptismal Instruction will begin 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 5 in the parish center. Bereavement Support Group will be every Tuesday evening in the parish center dining room from 7 to 8:30 p.m. until June 26. For more information call the parish office at 654-0053. The annual parish bazaar will be held on August 9 to 11. The Greater Pittston Food Pantry is sponsored by the Care and Concern Committee of St. John the Evangelist Parish. Anyone in need of food is asked to call 654-9923. Distribution of food is by appointment only. The Free Health Clinic is open at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday in

the former Seton Catholic High School, first come first serve. Greater Pittston Kids Closet celebrating its third anniversary will provide new and gently used clothing. 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. ST JOHN’S LUTHERAN 7 Wood St., Pittston Pastor John Castellani Organist Marcia Colleran Lay Reader Amy Launders Acolyte Justin Peterson; Acolyte for May 27 Marissa Faccipointi. June 3 Richard Drummond, June 10 Shelby Rinaldi, June 17, Trisha Renna and June 24 Justin Lazanowicz Altar Guild for June is Doris Mersincavage, Tracy Drummond alternate is Amy Saunders. Service Begins at 9:30 a.m. for See FAITH, Page 21

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SACRED HEART OF JESUS Lackawanna Ave., Dupont This week’s mass schedule is Monday through Friday at 7 a.m., Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The Rosary will be prayed before the first mass each day during the months of May and June. Members of the Women’s Society will celebrate 10:30 a.m. Mass as a group Sunday, May 20.

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 The monthly Mass honoring all married couples celebrating their wedding anniversary during the month of May will be held on Tuesday night, May 22 at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The Golden Age Club will meet on Thursday, May 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the Parish Center. Hostesses are: Thea Yanushis, Rose Skumanek and Margaret Uporsky The Christian Women’s Organization will hold its end of the year dinner on Tuesday, June 12, at 6:00 p.m. Dinner buffet will be held at Cuz’s Catering, 163 Susquehanna Ave., Exeter. Cost is $20 payable at time of reservation. Please drop reservations in the collection basket or contact Mary King 655-4744, Chip Clarke 654-7480, Barbara Russo 654-8670 or Loretta Semenza 654-0936. Deadline for reservations is June 4. On May 23, St. Barbara’s Christian Women’s Organization will feed the men from Mother Theresa’s Haven. The meals will be prepared and served at St. Joseph’s Hall in Wyoming. Anyone wishing to help serve or donate baked goods can come to the hall in Wyoming after 3pm on either day. Memorial Day, Monday, May 28: Recitation of the Rosary will

be held at St. John the Baptist Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Celebration of the Mass at St. Cecilia’s Church at10:00 a.m. (there will be no 7:00 p.m. Mass at St. Anthony’s). The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults - commonly known as the RCIA - will be starting up classes again in the fall for those who may be interested in exploring more deeply the Catholic Faith. During the summer months we will be watching and discussing a series by Fr. Robert Barron called “Catholicism.” It is an excellent way to begin to learn more about the Catholic Faith. If you may be interested contact the parish office at 654-2103. St. Barbara and St. Monica Parishes will be working on this together and any one who is seeking a deeper understanding of the Catholic Faith is most welcome to attend. There is no big commitment - just a time to learn, inquire and ask questions. The parish will be collecting the following items for the bazaar for the next few weeks. Those items include: napkins, paper towels, aluminum foil (especially heavy duty), Ziploc sandwich bags, paper, plastic or foam plates (6” and 9”), foam or plastic bowls, plastic utensils (especially forks), 9 or 10 oz. foam cups, dishwashing liquid, brillo pads or scrubbers, and disinfectant (for kitchen cleanup). Donation boxes are located in both churches. In advance, thank you for your generosity.

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Seventh Sunday after Easter. Upcoming Events Small group Bible study Tuesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. On Holy Trinity Sunday, June 3, the Conformation Class will receive Holy Communion before they are confirmed. Vacation Bible school will once again be on August 6 to 10. New members and guests are welcome. Call the parish at 6552505. The e-mail address is stjohnspittston@verizon.co ST. JOHN’S P.M. CHURCH 316 Main St., Avoca Pastor Rich Rock 570-457-8281 Sunday Worship Service10:00 a.m. Holy Communion the first Sunday of every month Bible Study every Wednesday 6:00-7:30 p.m. ST. MARIA GORETTI Laflin Road, Laflin, PA. 18702 42redwood@comcast.net www.stmariagoretti-laflin.org The Festival will be held July 27, 28 & 29 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night. Festival preparations are under way. If anyone would like to sponsor a band, please contact the Parish Office at 655-8956. The bands for the Festival this year are Groove Train, Mason Dixon and Jeanne Zano Band. The committee is looking for a donation of a new girls’ and boys’ bicycles. The Banquet Hall is available. Call 655-8956. 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.

QUEEN OF THE APOSTLES PARISH 715 Hawthorne St. (570) 457-3412 stmarysavoca@verizon.net www.stmaryavoca.4lpi.com Daily Masses: 8 a.m. (Wednesday at 7 p.m.) Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Miraculous Medal Novena: Wednesday following the 7 p.m. Mass Weekends Masses: Saturday at 4 p.m.; Sunday at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.

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Confession: Saturdays 3-3:45 p.m.; anytime upon request by calling 457-3412. Daily Masses: 8 a.m. (Wednesday at 7 p.m.) Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Miraculous Medal Novena: Wednesday following the 7 p.m. Mass Weekends Masses: Saturday at 4 p.m.; Sunday at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Confession: Saturdays 3-3:45 p.m.; anytime upon request by calling 457-3412. Prayer Chain: 457-5867 During the month of May, the parish invites the community to pray the rosary and the litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary with them following the daily 8 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St. There will be a Catholic Charismatic Renewal Mass at 7 p.m. today, May 20 at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St. The Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Beginning at 5 p.m. each weekday May 21-25 and May 28-31, Queen of the Apostles parishioners will unite in prayer at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St., to benefit parishioner Justin Burns. For details, see Avoca News, page 34. The nine-day novena will conclude with a Mass at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 1 at St. Mary’s Church. Congratulations to the winners of the Fifth Annual St. Mary’s Classic Golf Tournament: flight winners championship flight: Joe Donahue, Jack McCarthy and Pat Finerty; first flight: Carl Stravinski Sr., Carl Stravinski Jr., Matt Driskie and Matt Glogan; second flight: John Soy, Gino Gratalo and Dr. Al Belardi; senior flight: Rob Stash, Dennis Harding, Gene Knelly and Mike Seaman; closest to the pin: hole #6 - Tim Hahn, hole #16 - Tim Fitz; longest driver winners: women’s’ - Donna Dor-

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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 A number of St. Monica’s parishioners will be reciting the Rosary every Monday during May at 7 p.m. at O.L.O.S. site. All are most welcome to join in. Mother Teresa’s Haven: May 14 to 27, St. Monica’s Parish will host homeless men at St. Joseph’s Hall. If you call volunteer some time, call Joanne Austin at 288-6785 or the Parish Office at 693-1991. 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. For information about the retreat or to make reservations contact Father McKernan at 693-1991 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. Lector’s Evening of Reflection – is scheduled for Tuesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Evening of Reflection is scheduled for Tuesday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. in Hall at O.L.O.S. site.

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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 sample size toiletries are welcome. Party and Banquet Space. Newly renovated banquet room and kitchen. All Day Rental $100. Reserva-

tions at 654-3261. Music Together Classes: Fun and music for infants and children through age five accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Visit www.musictogether.com for details or call 654-3261. 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 Today, Membership Sunday. The parish will be welcoming new members to our church at our regular service. Saturday, June 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. – Strawberry Shortcake Supper. Tickets Adults $5 Children $3 - ticket includes cake, strawberries, ice cream and beverage. Also available wimpies, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans and cole slaw. For tickets or additional information call655-0677 or 6548775. The event is being sponsored by the United Methodist Women of Pittston.

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Legion Auxiliary meets today; Italian-American dinner Thursday The American Legion Auxiliary, Pittston Post 477 will meet at 2 p.m. today, May 20 at the post home, Vine Street, Pittston. CCW breakfast

The Confraternity of Catholic Women of Holy Trinity Church, Swoyersville will hold their annual May Breakfast today, May 20, in the school cafeteria. The members are asked to assemble in the church hall by 8:15 a.m. to attend the 8:30 a.m. Mass. After Mass, the women will proceed to the school cafeteria where breakfast will be prepared and served by the Holy Name Society members of the parish. Crowning of the Blessed Mother statue by a chosen member will take place at the breakfast. Reservation deadline is May 13. An invitation is extended to all women of the parish, friends and family members of the Confraternity. Door prizes will be accepted the morning of the breakfast. Women who wish to join the organization or wish to be reinstated are asked to contact Madeleine Barush or any officer of the Confraternity. Italian American Assn.

The May meeting of the Italian American Association will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 24 at Genetti Hotel and Convention Center, Wilkes-Barre.

Dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Music will be provided by Danny Argo and Friends with dancing to 10:15 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. For more information, call Judy Deice at 654-7600 or Louise Castellani at 654-6454. All Class Reunion

The next meeting for the All Class Reunion of Pittston Township will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 24 at Savo’s Restaurant in the Pittston Plaza. At the last meeting, plans for the fourth reunion to be held from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Plains Township Municipal Park on Clark Lane were formulated. Any person who attended Pittston Twp. schools and all residents of Pittston Township may attend the reunion. Cost is $33 per person. Contact Josephine Digennari at 654-2876 or Joe Sperrazza at 654-2081. Memorial Day parade

Old Forge borough’s annual Memorial Day parade, sponsored by the American Legion Post 513 and VFW Post 4954, will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 28. Participants should arrive by 9:30 a.m. The starting point is the corner of Main and Grace Streets. The parade will travel down

Main Street to Moosic Road where a ceremony will follow at the Old Forge Cemetery. GOP Convention

The Third District Republican Convention is on Monday, June 4 at 8 p.m. at the Bar on Oak 900 Oak Street, Pittston Township. All committee members are required to attend with the purpose to elect a chairman. Please bring your certificate of election so that you are able to vote. All Republicans are encouraged to attend but only committee members are eligible to vote. Any questions contact Pat Marranca at 654-1112. Pizza Sale

A pizza sale will be held on Friday, June 1. At First United Methodist Church of West Pittston. Pizzas can be ordered baked or unbaked, with or without onions. Cost for a tray of pizza is $11. Toppings of sweet red peppers, pepperoni or sausage can be added for $2 each. Specialty pizzas – broccoli and tomato and garlic are $14 per tray. Also offering a vegetable pizza for $13 that includes tomatoes, onions, broccoli, red peppers and mushrooms, no cheese. Orders can be called in to the church office at 655-1083 or just walk in. See BRIEFS, Page 27

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The Falls Senior Center, sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne/Wyoming counties, invites anyone 60 plus to the following activities: Wed. May 23 - at 9 a.m. the Walking Club meets at 11 a.m. Garden Club meets. Noon is the 90s plus Birthday Luncheon following at 1 p.m. by Patriotic music by Stu Atkinson on the Saxophone, Ron Jackson on the guitar and Eugene Smith on the keyboard.

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On Wednesday Night May 23, Leggio’s Italian Ristorante, 64 Center Hill Road, Dallas, will be the setting for the Spring Dinner Meeting of the Pittston Hospital Nurse Alumni. The night will start at 5:45 p.m. with a bus ride to the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University. All items and memorabilia from local nursing schools will be on display. The Center for Nursing History of Northeastern PA will present the History and Impact of Nursing Education in Luzerne County 1887-2012, 125years of displays, memorabilia, artifacts and narratives. A 7 p.m. the dinner will begin which includes several entrees, dessert with a cash bar. The cost is $26 and includes tax gratuity and bus fair. Payment must accompany reservations.

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Registration still open for half marathon, 5K races Allied Services Integrated Health System is the Start Stop Sponsor of the Greater Pittston YMCA Susquehanna Stride Half Marathon and 5K run which goes off next Sunday, May 27, at 8 a.m.. The race takes runners through the city of Pittston and the surrounding areas. Among the runners in the 5K will be the director of Heinz Rehab Pittston Center Lori Giacovelli and Chris Urban, 41, an accountant from Pittston, who recovered from a hip injury at the Heinz Rehab Pittston Center, where physical therapist Michelle Stark designed a program to help him continue running safely. Stark and Dan Heness, physical therapy assistant, worked with him each week on exercises

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that over time improved the function of the ligaments and muscles in his legs. Two other Pittston natives, Assistant Vice President of Advancement Jim Brogna and Vice President of Systems Improvement Bob Cole will be running in the half marathon. Also running in the half marathon for the “Allied Team” are John Martino, a physical therapist in the Heinz Rehab Forty Fort Center, and Mike Rawls, an inventory/data specialist at Heinz Rehab Hospital in WilkesBarre. “We like to keep our partnerships local. Allied’s Heinz Rehab Center Pittston helps promote one of our core missions, healthy living. The Greater Pittston YMCA is thrilled to have the support of Allied for the Susquehanna Stride,” said Craig Lukatch, CEO of the Pittston Y. Registration is still open. For information visit GreaterPittstonYMCA.org or stop by the Y. For information on Allied Services Integrated Health System, visit AlliedServices.org.

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The class of Pittston Central Catholic High School class of 1955 will have their monthly dinner meeting on June 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Valenti’s Restaurant, Wyoming Avenue, Exeter. All classmates are invited to attend this meeting. For more information call Ky Lazzari at 825-2648. If there is no answer you are asked to leave a message. NARFE Luncheon

The Greater Pittston National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees, NARFE, Chapter 1723 will hold their annual June luncheon at the VFW Post 4909, 401 Main Street, Dupont on Thursday, June 14 starting at noon. Cost of the luncheon is $12. All Federal employees and guests are welcome. Deadline for all reservations and returns is June 7. Honored guest, Lorna Cuevas, NARFE Vice President, F.D. 3 will speak along with references to NARFE accomplishments and its future progress with recruiting efforts. Anyone wishing to attend may contact Liz Tigue at 655-5153 or John Ryan at 654-3722 or can send $12 check directly to treasurer, Jerry Pace, 590 Milwaukee Ave. Old Forge, 18518. Craft show

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Wyoming Area High School Class of 1992 is planning its 20th anniversary reunion for Saturday, Sept. 1 at Rodano’s in Wilkes-Barre. Those interested in attending are asked to e-mail their address and contact information by July1 to wasclassof92@yahoo.com or call 655-0238. Pittston nurses

The 1982 class of the Pittston Hospital School of Nursing is planning a 30th anniversary class reunion for fall 2012. Members of this graduating class are asked to contact either Ted Kross or Janet Kelly (Endres) to gather contact information and help plan event. Kross can be reached through email at tedandgina9@comcast.net or 655-4952. Kelly can be contacted through e-mail at janetakelly@aol.com or 693-4165. Hughestown Lions

The Hughestown Lions Club will meet Monday, May 21 at 7 p.m. at the Hughestown Hose Company. President Steve Golya will preside. Anyone wishing to join can attend one of the meetings or contact President Golya at 655-4552.

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The Pittston Area Class of 1992 will celebrate its 20th anniversary reunion Saturday, Aug. 4 in the Seasons Ballroom at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Wilkes-Barre. Tickets are $55 each and can be purchased via credit card, Pay Pal or check. All interested classmates are asked to send their e-mail address or mailing address to Tara (Turkos) Craig at Craig.tara@hotmail.com or Ryan Carwardine at rjcarwardine@verizon.net.

For more information, call Class President Patti Pisano at 540-3277 or Mary (Turco) Arellano at (210) 831-4769 for more details. The reunion planning committee includes Patti Pisano, Mary (Turco) Arellano, Jackie (Borthwick) Galvin, Lori (Braccini) Cook, Ryan Carwardine, Alissa (Costantino) Ranieli, Vicki Guiliano, Joe Hawk, Alex Schalles and Tara (Turkos) Craig.

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Those with physical and mental disabilities find home, camaraderie in Victory Baseball By JOE HEALEY

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he first pitch set the tone. Slam! Out-of-the-park home run over the left field wall. AJ Warakomski rounded the bases, grinning ear to ear. The round tripper on Wednesday night in Fred DeSanto Little League Stadium in Pittston Township started the opening game of Victory Sports baseball season. Victory is a sports organization for adults 21 and over with physical and mental disabilities, but the players and their families weren’t worried about any of that. They were there, clearly, to have fun. Gerard Wazeter never played baseball before. His mother, Sandy, of Trucksville, said her son plays other sports: basketball, bowling, is involved in swimming, even bocce, but he never swung a bat before

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Wednesday. “He’s so excited,” she said. “We promised him he’ll have fun.” “It’s fun,” he said timidly, but his exhilaration was apparent. Bonnie Robbins and her daugh-

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Victory Baseball organizer Fred DeSanto, left, watches his throw during pre-game warm-ups.

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heir own Phillies' Bobby Jones, right, jokes around with Yankees' Charlie Hillard before the inaugural game of the Victory Baseball League.

Game umpires Jim Jones, left, Jody Gurnari, and Dave Katyl joke around with Phillies' T.J. Jump before the national anthem.

Above, from left, Eric Davis, left, Matthew Echalk and Marc Roan goof around in the outfield during warm-ups at their game against the Yankees. At left, members of the Yankees stand along the third base line for the national anthem. At right, Phillies' Michael Sabol prepares to swing at a pitch during the inaugural game. A.J. Warakomski hits a home run on the first pitch during the opening day of the Victory Baseball league in Pittston Township on Wednesday night.

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watch her brother and three sisters play ball. “She’s delighted that she can now,” Robbins said. The game is set up like a typical baseball game. The Yankees and the Phillies. Red and blue uniforms. But that’s where the similarities end. There are no strikes and no outs. No foul balls. The teams play three innings and players bats until they get on base. The ball is softer than a normal baseball. The entire opposing team takes various spots around the infield. No score is kept and every player is considered a winner. “It’s all about the players,” said organizer Fred DeSanto. “We’re here for them. As long at they have fun, we did our job.” Before the big game, players, parents, coaches and friends were treated to a feast of grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, potato salad, pasta salad, chips and soda. Even big packs of Big League Chew gum. Then, all the players were introduced by club vice president Bill O’Boyle. As Phillie Eric Davis of Swoyersville entered the field, he tossed his glove in the air and caught it. As Yankee Brandon Harvey was called, members of both teams chanted, “Harvey, Harvey, Harvey!” “He can dance, but can he hit? It’s Charlie Hillard,” O’Boyle announced. The Victory league is only in its second season. It is a continuation Challenger Baseball, which is open to play-

ers under 21. The league began in August 2011 and came about because of a 20th reunion of the original Pittston Township Challenger Little League Players. The original Challenger Little League began in 1991. At the reunion last year, many of the players wanted to keep playing. “They were chanting, ‘We want to play,” DeSanto said. “So

we said to ourselves, let’s start a league.” That was the birth of Victory. The teams first played in the afternoon from August to October, but many of the players wanted to play under the lights. So now they play at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday “until they don’t want to play any more,” DeSanto said. “We’re here as long as they

want to be here.” The Victory Basketball League began in November and met every Wednesday at the West Side Career and Technical Center Pringle. They had 20 players on roster. Next up: Victory Soccer. “We have a soccer coach and a field,” DeSanto said. “All have to do is work out the details.”

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The Altar and Rosary Society of St. Joseph Marello Parish will hold its 60th annual Mother’s Communion Breakfast with an 8 a.m. Mass today, May 20. The Mass will be followed by the breakfast and program in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel’s Parish Center. Keynote Speaker Deacon Santo Agolino earned his B.S. in Social Studies from Villanova University, M.S. in Spanish from Georgetown University, M.S.W. in Social Work from Catholic University and M.P.H. in Public Health from the University of Connecticut. He will speak on “Our Spiritual Journey” and the “Little Way” of St. Theresa.

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Pittston Area track and field party is tonight All Pittston Area junior-high and varsity track and field athletes and their families are invited to attend the post-season party this evening, Sunday, May 20, from 5-7 p.m. at Jenkins’s Fire Hall. Parents are asked to send chips, snacks, desserts if they’d like. McDonald’s Proceeds Night benefiting Pittston Area’s junior high and varsity track and field teams will be held this Tuesday, May 22, from 5-8 p.m. at the McDonald’s on Rte. 315. Cheerleading parents There will be a meeting of the PA Cheerleading Parents Booster Club on Tuesday, May 22 at Savo’s at 7 p.m. All parents are urged to attend. Junior/Senior Prom The annual Pittston Area Junior/Senior Prom will be held at the Radisson in Scranton on Friday, June 1. The event, which runs from 5:30-10:30 p.m., will be catered by the Radisson. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Chris Emansky. Students can purchase their tickets in the lobby during the 6th period lunch wave until May 25. The price is $40 for a single ticket or $80 for a couple. Intermediate Center

Middle School

Friday, May 25, is an Act 80 Day. Students will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m. 8th Grade Dance The Middle School student council will sponsor the annual 8th grade dance on Friday, May 25. The dance will be held in the Middle School Cafetorium from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Music will be provided by a DJ, and refreshments will be served. A photographer will be on site to take photos. For those who are interested in having individual or group pictures taken by the photographer, picture money is due by Thursday, May 24. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the dance, and no limousines are permitted. The 8th Grade Dance is a casual affair. Any casual clothing that meets the district dress code is acceptable. Girls are NOT permitted to wear gowns, low cut dresses, short dresses or miniskirts, etc. All rides MUST be in front of the middle school no later than8:45 p.m., and students are NOT permitted to leave the school before this time. If you have any questions, please contact the main office at 655-2927. Volunteer Program The Wilkes-Barre General Hospital is accepting applications for its active and challenging Junior Volunteer Program. This program is offered to both boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 18 who would like to

serve as Candy Stripers and Junior Red Coats. This program provides a very rewarding and educational experience for all those who participate. If you are interested, stop by the main office to obtain an application. Completed forms can be mailed to the Department of Volunteer Services at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital by May 31.If you have any questions, please call 552-1199. Spring Band Concert The Middle School and Intermediate Center’s Spring Band Concert was held this past Thursday. The show was wonderfully entertaining and provided much joy to all in attendance. Congratulations to all of the students who worked so very hard throughout the school year to put on such a wonderful show. Last Day/First Day Friday, June 8, is the last day of school for the 2011-2012 school year. The first day of school for the 2012-2013 school year will be Wednesday, August 29. AMVETS The AMVETS led by Gerry Guarneri will be holding a “Patriot Proud” presentation in honor of Veterans on Thursday, May

24, at 1:45 p.m. in the Middle School Cafeteria. The program is being presented in observance of the upcoming Memorial Day Holiday. Kindergarten Center

Kindergarten Registration for the 2012-13 school year will be Monday, May 21 through Thursday May 24. from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. It is necessary to bring your child, shot record, birth certificate and proof of residency. Pick up a pre-registration packet at the Kindergarten Primary or Intermediate Centers between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Field Day The Kindergarten Center’s annual Field Day will be Friday May 25. The t-shirts that the PTO purchased for each child will be sent home before. Students should wear the shirt on Field Day. Lunch that day will be hot dog, carrot sticks, pretzels, corn and fresh fruit. Pizza will be the alternate. Students can purchase lunch or bring their own. Friday May 25 is an Act 80 Day. Students will be dismissed as follows: Car students/walkers – 1:05 p.m.; Van/pink – 1:10

p.m.; all other buses – 1:20 p.m. Tour of First Grade On Wednesday, May 30, the Kindergarten Center students, along with their teachers and educational assistants, will be touring the Primary Center in Hughestown. The students will be able to see the new school and the first grade classrooms. A permission slip was sent home last week. Please sign and return to the school as soon as possible. No student will be allowed to go without a signed permission slip. Bus Survey Form The Primary Center bus survey form was sent home this week to all Kindergarten Center students. Choose a bus stop for the 2012-13 school year and return to your child’s teacher by Friday, June 1. 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.

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Emergency evacuation drill Thursday at Secondary Center Wyoming Area Secondary Center Principal Vito Qualia, announce the Secondary Center will conduct an emergency evacuation drill of the Secondary Center only on Thursday, May 24. Montgomery Ave.

The Montgomery Avenue Elementary annual Art Show will be held on Monday, May 21, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. All parents, family and friends are invited to come. Field trip On Wednesday, May 23, the PTO will be conducting a field trip for Mrs. Kleback, Mrs. Campenni, Mrs. Broda and Mrs. Por-

firio’s fourth grade students to Frances Slocum State Park. The students will be leaving the building at approximately 9:00 a.m. and will be returning to the school at approximately 3:00 p.m. The children should also wear a sweatshirt or jacket, since it is usually cool in the morning. Students have the option of bringing their own lunch or participating in the cookout which consist of a choice of either a hamburger/cheeseburger or a hot dog. Early dismissal There will be an Early Dismissal/Act 80 Day on Friday, May 25th. All elementary students K-6 in the Wyoming Area

School District will be dismissed at 12:00 (noon). Memorial Day There will be no school in the Wyoming Area School District on Monday, May 28, in the observance of Memorial Day. Schools will resume on Tuesday, May 29. Spring Concert The Spring Band Concert for the Montgomery Avenue and Sarah J. Dymond fifth grade students will be held on Tuesday, May 22, in the Montgomery Avenue cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Joyce Becker is the band instructor. All parents and friends are welcome to attend

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All Pittston Area Intermediate Center students, faculty and staff are invited to purchase the 10th annual yearbook. The cost of the yearbook is $20. If you would like to place a commemorative student ad in the Yearbook the cost is $10. No school There will be an Act 80 day on Friday, May 25. Walkers and car riders will dismiss at 1:20. Buses will dismiss at 1:30. Memorial Day There will be no school on Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. Knoebel’s class trips 3rd Grade – Tuesday, May 29 4th Grade – Wednesday, May 30 5th Grade – Thursday, May 31 Spring games 3rd Grade – Wednesda,y May 30 4th Grade – Thursday, May 31 5th Grade – Friday, June 1 Fifth Grade Dance

The annual Fifth Grade Dance will be held on Friday, June 1, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the Intermediate Center Gym. The annual Fifth Grade JA Biz Town visits are on Monday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 5. Classes that will visit Monday are Mr. Struckus, Ms.Giorgio, Mrs. Zbysheski, Mrs. Pupa, and Mrs. Roche. Classes that will visit on Tuesday are Mr.Lombardo, Ms. Beseda, Mr. Twardowski, Mrs. Ralston and Ms. Roman. The annual Fifth Grade Pac Reading Appreciation Breakfast will be held on Wednesday June 6 at 9:30 in the Middle School Cafeteria.

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Parishioners to unite for Justin Burns Special novena at Queen of the Apostles for 9-year-old with leukemia

This past week, I have been doing a lot of thinking about suffering. I have been stretching my mind and my faith to try and develop a better understanding of why people suffer. Reflecting on my own experiences and I am sure if you reviewed your own, we would all agree that suffering is powerful. While its tragic strength can devastate and bring us to our knees, it can also keep us there just long enough for us to look to heaven where it gains the unique ability to heal and unite. The members of Queen of the Apostles Parish are choosing to let the suffering they feel for one of their favorite sons unite them this week. Beginning at 5 p.m. each weekday May 21-25 and May 28-31, Queen of the Apostles parishioners will unite in prayer at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St., to benefit parishioner Justin Burns. This special novena to St. Peregrine entitled “Nine Day Novena of Prayer for Justin Burns” is being prayed with the special request for the healing of the 9-year old Avoca resident who is battling from leukemia. St. Peregrine is revered in the Catholic faith as the patron saint of cancer patients. Individuals who are unable to attend the daily weekday service but would like to join in Justin’s fight, can find the novena prayer on the parish’s Facebook page “Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca, PA”. The nine-day novena will conclude with a Mass at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 1 at St. Mary’s Church. Jackie Borthwick

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for a nominal fee. For more information, call the parish office at 457-3412. Congratulations to the winners of the Fifth Annual St. Mary’s Classic Golf Tournament: flight winners championship flight: Joe Donahue, Jack McCarthy and Pat Finerty; first flight: Carl Stravinski Sr., Carl Stravinski Jr., Matt Driskie and Matt Glogan; second flight: John Soy, Gino Gratalo and Dr. Al Belardi; senior flight: Rob Stash, Dennis Harding, Gene Knelly and Mike Seaman; closest to the pin: hole #6 - Tim Hahn, hole #16 - Tim Fitz; longest driver

winners: women’s’ - Donna Dorward, men’s’- Steven Patrick; 50/ 50 winner: Tom Craig; and circle of gold winner - Gino Marriggi. During the month of May, Queen of the Apostles Parish invites the community to pray the Rosary and the litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary with them following the daily 8 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St. The Queen of the Apostles Parish women’s guild annual communion luncheon which will take place at noon today, May 20 has been moved to Colarusso’s Cafe, 725 Main St.

There will be a Catholic Charismatic Renewal Mass at 7 p.m. today, May 20 at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St. The Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Queen of the Apostles Parish’s worship committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 21 in St. Mary’s Rectory, 715 Hawthorne St. Queen of the Apostles Parish’s social concerns committee will meet at 8:30 p.m. on Monday, May 21 in St. Mary’s Rectory, 715 Hawthorne St. Queen of the Apostles Parish youth group will meet Sunday, May 27. For meeting time and location, call Lori Ostrowski at 457-8840. Queen of the Apostles Parish will have Memorial Day cemete-

ry services at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 28 at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Avoca, and SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Moosic. The Avoca Lions Club will have their monthly food bank from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 7 at the Bethel United Methodist Church, 532 Main St. Volunteers are needed at 1:30 p.m. to help unload the truck. Attendees are asked to bring boxes. Wildcats news

The Duryea Wildcats will be collecting lottery tickets on May 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the field. If you are interested in signing your child up for football or cheerleading you may do so at this time. See AVOCA, Page 38

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Jenkins Seniors mark 35th anniversary The Jenkins Twp. Senior Citizen Organization recently celebrated their 35th year anniversary. A dinner was held at Jenkins Township Fire Hall to celebrate the occasion. The club meets once a month, every 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. seniors are welcome to join the club for a night of enjoyment with neighbors. Pictured are seniors who attended the dinner First row left to right Marion Price, Wanda Ross Marie Ciliberto, Betty Ferick, Barbara Clarke, Rosemarie Maisano, Clarence Maisano and Joan D’Andriole. Standing: John Ryan, Peter Ciliberto, Jeanette Ceresi, Michael Price, Eileen Burns, Jean Mudlock, Marion

Tribendis, Carol Matusavage, Romaine Ambrozaitis, Jack Matusavage, Ann Berecin, Joan Yostrum, Bob Clarke, Sylvia Severnak, Bernice Podrasky, Joe Severnak, Pat Rinish and Jim Musto. Food Vouchers for seniors to obtain fruit and vegetables will be available at the Pittston Senior Center on June 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All seniors from Jenkins Twp. are eligible under the state guidelines, which are $20,665 yearly income for one person, $27,991 yearly income for two people. You may designate someone to pick up the voucher if unable to travel to the center. Proxy forms are available by calling Jean at 654-9710.


There is a very special event taking place in Duryea today that you will not want to miss. The Polish Falcons, Nest 128 will have a ziti dinner to benefit Diane Kozak from 1 to 5 p.m. today, May 20 at the club, 631 Main St. The menu includes tossed salad, ziti and meatballs, rolls, dessert, coffee and soda. Takeouts and free delivery will be available too. There will also be a Chinese auction and a 50-50 raffle. DJ Diamond Dave will begin performing at 4 p.m. Tickets, at $6 each and $4 for children, can be purchased at the door. All proceeds will help defray Kozak’s medical bills in her courageous battle against cancer. Officers sworn-in

Two Duryea part-time police officers that were sworn in by Duryea Mayor Keith Moss at the May council meeting. Sworn in were officers Charles Swisher and Donald MacRae III. Wildcats news

The Duryea Wildcats will be collecting lottery tickets on May 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the field. If you are interested in signing your child up for football or cheerleading you may do so at this time. Happy birthday

Happy birthday to Bernard Pernot who will celebrate his special day on Tuesday, May 22 and to Arnold Thompson who will celebrate his special day on Saturday, May 26. Good luck to both of you, Stephen Pernot and Frank Messaris in Tuesday’s golf tournament. Marian Devotions

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The Germania Hose Company is conducting its annual fund drive. If you received a second donation request but have already sent in your gift, please disregard the second notice. The members of the hose company thank you for your donation. Little League

The Duryea Little League will have its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today, May 20 at the Duryea Little League field, corner of Kramer and Shaft Streets. Polish Union meeting

Branch 309 of the Polish National Union of America will have a re-organizational meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 at St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church, 200 Stephenson St. All members of the branch are invited and encouraged to attend this important meeting. The Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock, pastor of St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church, is the branch secretary. Movie in the Park

There will be a “Movie in the Park Night” featuring the cartoon “Puss & Boots” on Friday, May 25 at the Community Park, located behind the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St. The gates open at 7 p.m., and the movie starts at dusk. Refreshments will be available. Sons of the Legion

The Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 585 is currently selling tickets for its “Win A Pallet of Beer” raffle. First prize is a gift certificate for $600 to B&G Beverage, Pittston. Second prize is a $100 gift certificate to a Wine & Spirits store. Third prize is a $50 gift card to

Weis Markets. Tickets, which are $3 each or two for $5, can be purchased from any member or at the post home, 329 Main St. The drawing will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 25. Healey Park dance

There will be an “End of School Dance” from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 8 at the Healey Park, corner of Foote Avenue and Wright Street. Admission is $5 which includes a hot dog, pizza, soda, chips and a glow necklace. For more information, call Trina Moss at 604-0637 or MaryAnn Cappelloni at 457-8701. Vettes for Vets

The West Pittston American Legion, 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Post 542 will have its “Vettes for Vets” fundraiser from 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 10 at West Side Auto (Valero Gas Station) 401 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. Registration is $10 per car which includes food and beverage. For more information, contact Ron Gitkos at 654-2261. Golf tournament

The Annual Care and Concern Free Health Clinic Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, July 13 at Emanon Country Club, Falls. Registration is at 11:15 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Format is captain and crew. Cost is $85 per player or $340 per foursome. Price includes lunch, dinner, awards and prizes. Several sponsorships are available: hole in one - $500, eagle - $400, birdie $300, par - $200 and bogey $100. Friends of the clinic sponsors are also available and will be recognized in the dinner program. All proceeds will benefit the clinic. For more information, call Jim at 654-2585.

Two Duryea part-time police officers were sworn in by Duryea Mayor Keith Moss at the May council meeting. Sworn in were officers Charles Swisher, top, and Donald MacRae III, bottom.

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St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church will honor the Blessed Mother with Marian devotions at 7 p.m. every Friday in May at the church, 200 Stephenson St. The services will include Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Litany to the Blessed Virgin Mary and Benediction.

DURYEA

JACKIE BORTHWICK-GALVIN 457-3351

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Ziti dinner benefit today at Polish Falcons


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Dupont VFW Post 4909 poppy sale today The Dupont VFW Post 4909 Veterans will conduct their annual Poppy Sale before and after all masses today at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and Holy Mother of Sorrows. The VFW thanks you for your generosity in the past and hopes you will continue to help this worthy cause. Memorial Day Mass

Holy Mother of Sorrows Church Memorial Day Mass will be held at the Parish Cemetery at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 28 . Sacred Heart of Jesus will hold their service on Monday, May 28 at 8:30 a.m. at the Cemetery Chapel. Elm St. Sportsmen

Elm St. Sportsmen’s Club will meet tonight, Sunday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at the club house, Suscon. John Lizak will preside Golf tournament

The Annual Care and Concern Free Health Clinic Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, July 13 at Emanon Country Club, Falls and will feature a Captain and Crew Format, registration is at 11:15 a.m. with a shot gun start at 12:30. Registration for a foursome is $340 or $85 for individuals and includes lunch, dinner, awards and prizes. Sponsorships are Hole in One, $500; Eagle, $400; Birdie, $300; Par, $200; Bogey, $100. Friends of the Clinic are also available and will be recognized in the dinner program. Support from this tournament will greatly assist the Clinic in meeting its needs. For more information, call Jim at 654-2585. Farmer’s Market

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The Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne /Wyoming Counties announces the distribution schedule of the Farmer’s Market Nutrition Vouchers. Qualifying seniors must be at least 60 years of age, a resident of Luzerne County and meet household income eligibility guidelines. Voucher Distribution in the Pittston Area will be held at the Pittston Senior Center, 441 N. Main St., Pittston on Friday, June 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. AMVETS to place flags

AMVETS Post 189, VFW Post 4909, American Legion

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ANN MARIE PADDOCK 407-0231 dupont.news@comcast.net

Post 657 and Boy Scouts will be working together to decorate the cemeteries for the upcoming Memorial Day Holiday Flags will be placed on Veteran Grave Markers on Wednesday, May 23 at Holy Mother of Sorrows Cemetery at 6:00 p.m. and at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery at 6:45 p.m. Letters were sent out to the annual participants of the Dupont Memorial Day Parade that will be 10:30am on Monday, May 28th. Anyone interested in participating in our parade that has not received the correspondence can be added to our list by contacting Jerry Gurnari at 6552924. New floats are welcome. Vettes for Vettes

Vettes for Vettes, a fundraiser for the West Pittston American Legion, Post 542, 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo, will be held from 12-4 on Sunday, June 10th at West Side Auto (Valero Gas Station) 401Wyoming Avenue, West Pittston. Registration is $ 10.00 for cars which includes food and beverage. For more information, contact Ron Gitkos at 654-2261. Come support a good cause and have some fun! Newlyweds

Congratulations to Jeffrey Roche and Heather Evans. Happy ever after. Cooking event

Cheryl Sempa Radkiewicz will provide cooking instructions and tips as well as a delicious meal, with take home treats and basket raffle tickets available for purchase to benefit Corpus Christi Parish, Luzerne Ave, West Pittston May 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church Hall. For more information and reservations call Teresa at (357-3985) or Jacqueline at (760-7082). Anyone group or organization that would like their articles or pictures added to the 2013 Dupont Borough calendar can email articles to: dupontboro@comcast.net or can be dropped off at the municipal office

during regular business hours: Contact Borough Manager Patty McDonald at 655-6216 for more information. Eco-Tip

Here is Joey Jones’ Eco-Tip of the week: It is baseball and softball season again. If you have a bat that you don’t use any more, see if someone on your team wants it. That bat might be the perfect weight and length for someone else to use. By the way Joey Jones, Pittston Area student and Eco-Tip advisor for Dupont News was recognized for his help with the Leo’s Club Eyeglass Collection Drive. Joey set-up an eyeglass collection display at his school to help collect gently used prescription eyeglass for the Lions Club Eye Bank DePrimo Scholarship

Applications for the 1st. Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Scholarship for students of Pittston Area, Wyoming Area and Holy Redeemer are available at their respective schools. Requires musical participation of some kind and military connection of a family member past or present. Blood drive

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive on Tuesday, May 22 at the VFW Post 4909 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. To make an appointment call 1-800RED CROSS. Walk-ins are always welcome. For more information call the post home at 6549104. Food giveaway

The monthly food distribution sponsored by the Dupont Lions will be held on Thursday, Mary 24 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Hall on Lackawanna Ave. All qualifying residents of Dupont and Suscon are eligible. Members of the Dupont Lions Club and the Pittston Area Leo’s Club will meet on Sunday, May 27 to decorate the floats for the Memorial Day Parade. All members will meet at the VFW Post

Joey Jones, Pittston Area student and Eco-Tip advisor for Dupont News was recognized for his help with the Leo's Club Eyeglass Collection Drive. Joey set-up a eyeglass collection display at his school to help collect gently used prescription eyeglass for the Lions Club Eye Bank. Pictured: Mimi Tosh, District Governor of the Lions Club and Joey Jones.

4909 Main St parking lot at 11:00 a.m. Sacred Heart notes

Sacred Heart of Jesus Picnic Chairpersons will meet Wednesday, May 23, at 7 p.m. in the rectory dining room. Bible Study at Sacred Heart is on Wednesday, May 23, at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level meeting room of the rectory. Get ready, Bruiser is coming. Sacred Heart of Jesus annual picnic will be held on August 2, 3 and 4. Entertainment for this year: Joe Stevens Kickin Polkas on Aug 2; Joe Stanky and His Cadets on Aug. 3 and John Stevens Doubleshot on Aug. 4. Sewer bills due

Dupont Borough Manager reminds residents that the 2012 sewer bills have been mailed. If you have not received your bill please contact Patty McDonald at 655-6216. Sewer Bills payment deadline is June 30. Gas line applications

Since their presentation at the April Council meeting, UGI Representative Mike Tressa has received many calls but only a little over a dozen applications. Mr. Tressa stated that for the company to have program approval for placement of gas lines residents’ applications must be filed with UGI. He has plotted all the street locations from the applications received so far, but more interest from borough residents is needed to make the future of gas lines promising. The majority of responses have been from Smith St. resi-

dents with few applications filed from Lidy’s Rd. Everhart St., Gill, Holden Sts. And Wyoming and Lackawanna Aves. So if you still interested in gas service and haven’t sent in your application please do as soon as possible. Applications to request gas service are available at the municipal office during regular business hours. For more information about gas service you can contact Mike Trussa UGI representative at 829-8664. Duryea Wildcats

The Duryea Wildcats will be collecting lottery tickets on May 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the field. If you are interested in signing your child up for football or cheerleading you may do so at this time. Blood drive

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 12:30 to 6:00pm on Tuesday, May 22 at the VFW Post 4909 on Main St. Walk-ins welcome. Service Schedule

For the week of May 20 –Weight limit on all containers/ bags is 30lb. Monday, May 21 – Refuse Tuesday, May 22 - Yard Waste Wednesday, May 23rd - Recycling-mixed paper If you have an article which you would like to submit you can send your information to dupont.news@comcast.net or by calling 407-0231.Send your news items by Wednesday evening. Please include a contact phone number.


The West Pittston Rams hold a final sign up for the 2012 season on June3 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Club House at the Football Field, Bell Tower entrance. Cost is $110.00 per child, which includes 10-lottery tickets at $5.00 each. Additional children per family are $10.00 each. New football players will be required to purchase a jersey. Ages 5-7 will be D-team, ages 7-9 will be C-team, ages 10-11 will be B-team, and ages 12-14 will be A-team. League age is the age of a child on August 1. League restrictions will accommodate age and weight. Every registrant must have the following: birth certificate, current picture, and 2-proof of residence, (for example: a valid driver’s license and a utility bill). The association is asking that all coaches get their letter of intent in as soon as possible. They are also looking for junior advisors for each cheer squad. Please get your names in to the Vice President of Cheer via the website as soon as possible. If you cannot register your child at this time and would like to late register, you are asked to contact the Vice President of Football or Vice President of Cheer at westpittstonrams.com. Parish Benefit

Tony Callaio 654-5358 tonyc150@verizon.net Flags at cemetery

WA Class of ‘77

Members, friends, and family of West Pittston’s Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo American Legion Post 542 will replace veterans’ flags at the West Pittston Cemetery on Saturday, May 26. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Linden Street cemetery at 10:00 a.m. Food and refreshments will be available following the activity at Ron Faust’s, 205 Luzerne Avenue. For more information, call 655-4088 for info.

The Wyoming Area Class of 1977 will hold their 35th reunion on September 29, 2012 at The Checkerboard Inn, Carverton Road, Trucksville. The reunion will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Cost is $40/person. Reservations can be made by sending checks payable to: WA Class of ’77, c/o Cindy Yudiski Lynch, 355 Susquehanna Avenue, Exeter, PA 18643 or visit the Wyoming Area Class of ’77 Facebook page.

Memorial Day Parade

Vettes for Vets

The annual West Pittston/Exeter Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday, May 28 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the corners of Linden Street and Wyoming Avenue in West Pittston. The parade will march down Wyoming Avenue and conclude at the St. Cecilia’s Church parking lot where a brief, but poignant ceremony will take place. Everyone is encouraged to attend the ceremony. This year’s feature speaker will be Capt. James Cameron of the PA National Guard of West Pittston, who will share his experiences in military service to our country. Please attend this service after the parade to hear his inspirational speech. Organizers are asking citizens to stand and support the men and women who have served and currently serve our country that allows us to be free. Paci Band will be on hand to perform taps as well as a selection by the Wyoming Area Band and the Ceol-Mor Bag Pipes. Please make and effort to attend the ceremony and honor those that have sacrificed their lives for our country. The West Pittston American Legion Post 542 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo is requesting all residents to display their American flag during the month of May as well as parade day in respect for Veterans that have served our country.

A fundraiser for the West Pittston American Legion, Post 542, 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo, will take place on Sunday, June 10 from 12-noon until 4:00 p.m. at West Side Auto (Valero Gas Station), 401 Wyoming Avenue. Registration is $10.00, which includes food and beverage. Register early to insure a good spot. For more information contact Ron Gitkos at 654-2261. WP Class of ‘57

The West Pittston Class of 1957 announces plans for their 55th class reunion to be held the weekend of September 1, 2012. Co-chairmen Mickey Melberger and Don Lloyd need your help in serving on the organization committee. Please call Mickey at 654-1141 or Don at 655-4311. Assistance is greatly needed and appreciated to make the 55th reunion a success. The first meeting will be held on May 9 at 1:00 p.m. at the old American Legion Hall on Linden Street. WA Class of 1969

Wanted: Wyoming Area Class of 1969 graduation booklet. Call 654-7803 if you have a copy. A copy will be made and your booklet will be returned to you. Street Department

Yard waste will be picked up from Montgomery Avenue to Erie Street on Mondays and from Montgomery Avenue to Susque-

WP Fun Run

The 35th Annual West Pittston Anthracite 4-Mile Run sponsored by Big Top Rentals will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 2. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the borough building, Exeter Avenue. Pre-registration fee is $15.00 prior to May 30 and $18.00 after. Checks should be made payable to West Pittston Parks, Recreation and Beautification Board and mailed to 555 Exeter Ave., West Pittston, PA 18643. For further information, call 655-7782. Tax collector

George L. Miller, tax collector, announces the 2012 county and borough taxes have been mailed. 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 from 6:00 to 8:00 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, please include a self addressed stamped envelope 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 2:00 to 4:00 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 five-

day cultural event held over Labor Day weekend, August 30 -September. 3, at the Scranton Hilton. For information on the classes, contact Chris Hastie at 905-9074 or e-mailchhmww@hotmail.com. For information and registration for the Festival of Wales, log onto www.nafow.org. Library programs

Beginner Yoga - Mondays, 9:30 a.m. and 6:15 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Fridays, 9:30 a.m. Restorative Yoga - Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Prenatal Yoga Classes Available - Contact Corinne at corinne@yogawithcorinne.com or 407-2300 for more information on session dates and times. $7.00 drop-in; discounted punch passes available. All classes are held on the top floor of the former American Legion Building at 316 Linden St. by the Montgomery Ave. West Pittston Library Book Club – 6:45 p.m., first Tuesday of each month. Weekly Story Time - 1:00 p.m., Fridays Children’s Yoga with Corinne – 3:45 p.m., first Friday of the month. Story Time with Clifford – 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 25 Birthday Notes

Celebrating this week: Tami Cannell, John Janczewski, Ava Overman DeGrose, May 20; Mara Pagnotti Valenti, Debbie Gross, May 22; Tamee Gibbs, Tina Klinges, Kayla Radle, and Jess Martin, May 26. Arthur Weaver of West Pittston celebrates his 81st on Saturday, May 26. Thought of the Week

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. Quote of the Week

“Our prime purpose in this life is the help others. And if you can’t help them, don’t hurt them.” – Dalai Lama Bumper Sticker

The only cure for grief is action.

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“Come into the Kitchen with Cheryl” See the local version of Food Network star, Cheryl Sempa Radkiewicz, who will provide cooking instruction and tips, as well as delicious meals, on May 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the Immaculate Conception Church Hall, 605Luzerne Avenue of Corpus Christi Parish. The cost of the demonstration, instruction and BYOB dinner is $25.00. Dinner includes: Bourbon Glazed Pork Tenderloin, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Honey Buttered Carrots, plus vanilla ice cream with Brandy walnut sauce and while chocolate cheesecake fingers. There will be door prizes and a basket raffle. Sauces and dips and other items will be available for purchase. Call Jacqueline at 760-7082 or Teresa at 357-3985 for reservations as this event might fill up fast.

WEST PITTSTON

hanna 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.

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Final West Pittston Rams sign up June 3


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Exeter/West Pittston Memorial Day parade planned The Annual Exeter/West Pittston Memorial Day Parade will begin at 11:30 a.m., on Monday, May 28, from the corner of Linden Street and Wyoming Avenue in West Pittston. The parade will march down Wyoming Avenue and conclude with a brief service in St. Cecilia’s Church parking lot. This year’s feature speaker will be Capt. James Cameron of the PA National Guard of West Pittston. Paci Band will be on hand to perform taps as well as a selection by the Wyoming Area Band and the Ceol-Mor Bag Pipes. The American Legion Post 833 and the VFW Post 6518 will once again supply the American Flags to line the parade route. Residents are encouraged to display their American Flag throughout the borough to honor and show appreciation for our fallen veterans. Golf Tournament

The Annual Care and Concern Free Health Clinic Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, July 13th at Emanon Country Club, Falls and will feature a Captain and Crew Format, registration is at 11:15 with a shot gun start at 12:30. Registration for a foursome is $340 or $85 for individuals and includes lunch, dinner, awards and prizes. Sponsorships are Hole in One, $500; Eagle, $400; Birdie, $300; Par, $200; Bogey, $100. Friends of the Clinic are also available and will be recognized in the dinner program. Support from this tournament will greatly assist the Clinic in meeting its needs. For more information, call Jim at 654-2585. Coyne Tournament

The Fourth Annual Joseph Coyne Softball Tournament will be held at 8 a.m. today at the Exeter Lions Little League fields. The event will feature face painting, Tux the mascot at 11a.m. and clown/balloon artist Pat Ward from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Vettes for Vets

A fundraiser for the West Pittston American Legion, Post 542, 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo, will be held from 12-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 10 at West Side Auto (Valero Gas Station) 401 Wyoming Avenue, West Pittston Registra-

EXETER EILEEN CIPRIANI

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tion is $ 10 for cars which includes food and beverage. For more information, contact Ron Gitkos at 654-2261. Come support a good cause and have some fun! Cosmopolitan Seniors

Cosmopolitan Seniors travel coordinator Johanna is accepting reservations for a Casino trip on Wednesday June 13, and has some remaining seats for the May 20 trip to Woodloch Pines Resort. Pickups in Exeter and Pittston. You do not have to be a member to come on these trips. Details can be obtained from Johanna at 655-2720. Scholarship applications

Applications for the 1st. Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Scholarship for students of Pittston Area, Wyoming Area and 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. Yard waste

Exeter Borough has begun yard waste collection on Thursdays. Residents are asked to place yard waste curbside by 6 a.m. and are encouraged to use a mulching mower blade and mulch grass weekly, leaving it on the lawn. The benefits include keeping fertilizer and pesticides on the treated yard, thus reducing the expense of additional treatments. 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 remind citizens that anyone caught dumping or littering along Pack-

er Avenue will be cited. Anyone who sees such action is asked to contact the Exeter Borough Police at 654-3301. Increased patrols will be present. 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. St. Barbara’s Parish

St Barbara’s Parish Christian Women’s Organization will hold its end of the year dinner at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12. Dinner buffet will be held at Cuz’s Catering, 163 Susquehanna Ave., Exeter. Cost is $20 payable at time of reservation. Please drop reservations in the collection basket or contact Mary King at 655-4744, Chip Clarke at 6547480, Barbara Russo at 6548670 or Loretta Semenza at 6540936. Deadline for reservations is June 4. The monthly Mass honoring all married couples celebrating their wedding anniversary during the month of May will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22. St. Barbara’s Christian Women’s Organization will feed the men from Mother Theresa’s Haven on May 23. The meals will be prepared and served at St. Joseph’s Hall in Wyoming. Anyone wishing to help serve or donate baked goods is asked to be at the hall in Wyoming after 3 p.m. on either day. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at St. John the Baptist Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 28 followed by the Celebration of the Mass at St. Cecilia’s Church at 10 a.m. (there will be no 7 p.m. Mass at St. Anthony’s). All veterans are invited to attend the Mass. The Golden Age Club will meet on Thursday, May 24 at 1:30pm at the Parish Center. Hostesses are: Thea Yanushis, Rose Skumanek and Margaret Uporsky. On May 23, St. Barbara’s Christian Women’s Organization will feed the men from Mother Theresa’s Haven. The meals will be prepared and served at St. Jo-

seph’s Hall in Wyoming. Anyone wishing to help serve or donate baked goods can come to the hall in Wyoming after 3pm. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults commonly known as the RCIA - will be starting up classes again in the fall for those who may be interested in exploring more deeply the Catholic Faith. If you may be interested contact

the parish office at 654-2103. St. Barbara and St. Monica Parishes will be working on this together and any one who is seeking a deeper understanding of the Catholic Faith is most welcome to attend. There is no big commitment just a time to learn, inquire and ask questions.

Streets being repaired Councilman Dave Stefanoski reported that street repairs are being completed and that residents should call the borough building 654-2061 to report any problems. The burning ban ordinance has been revised to read “no burning at all” and the ordinance for unkempt properties is revised to reflect 7 days and $300 for violators. An ordinance will be adopted regarding paving repairs from curb to curb. Police Chief Steve Golya sent a letter to Pittston Township thanking them for the use of vehicles while the borough cruiser was being repaired. It was determined that truck traffic on Rock Street is coming from Kappa Graphics. An alternative route for the truck traffic was determined and Kappa Graphics will be contacted. Street signs will be placed on Grandview and Rock streets and area is in need of bus stop. Grass pick up will be on Wednesdays for residents who place a 3-bag limit at curbside. Plans are being made to drop off bags at the Greater Pittston compost site. Branches will also be

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Vettes for Vets

The West Pittston American Legion, 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Post 542 will have its “Vettes for Vets” fundraiser from 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 10 at West Side Auto (Valero Gas Station) 401 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. Registration is $10 per car which includes food and beverage.

HUGHESTOWN picked up. Mulch will be offered free of charge. Plans are also being formulated for new recycling bins. Girls League

The Hughestown Girls League schedule: May 21 – Daffodils at Twigs; May 22 – Violets at Daffodils; May 23 – Rosebuds at Twigs; May 24 – Violets at Rosebuds. Matt Fino requested the use of the field for a league in Robert Yaple Memorial Park two nights a week. Reports

Hughestown Hose Company reported – 1 activated fire alarm, 2 brush fires, 8 cancelled enroute, 15 EMS calls, 2 investigations, 1 motor vehicle accident, 1 rubbish/trash fire, 2 stand bys, 2 structure fires, 5 wildland fires for a stotal of 39 calls. Chief Golya reported 45 incidents, 1 traffic citation, 3 criminal, 2 K-9 responses, 2 EMS calls, 5 accidents.

For more information, contact Ron Gitkos at 654-2261. Golf tournament

The Annual Care and Concern Free Health Clinic Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, July 13 at Emanon Country Club, Falls. Registration is at 11:15 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Format is captain and crew. Cost is $85 per player or $340 per foursome. Price includes lunch, dinner, awards and prizes. For more information, call Jim at 654-2585.


On Monday May 28 the Annual Memorial Day Parade lineup will begin at 8:45 am at Dailey Memorial Park, located on Shoemaker Avenue next to Hose co. #1in West Wyoming with the Parade beginning at 9:15 am As the parade ends at First street in Wyoming, please proceed to the Wyoming Cemetery for the Memorial Day Ceremony. There will be a short program ending with a Rifle salute by American Legion Post 904, West Wyoming and a fly over honoring our heroes. The guest speaker will be Frank J. Parra of Wyoming Borough. Mr. Parra is a Health and Physical Education Teacher and the Director of Athletics for the Wyoming Area School District . A United States Army Veteran Serving a Tour of duty in Vietnam. The Grand Marshall for this year will be Mr. Frank Perfinski a United States Navy Veteran, serving in WW II and the Korean war. Mr. Perfinski is retired and resides in West Wyoming Borough. Father Leo J McKernan from St. Monica who will give the invocation. There also will be a Ceremony at the War Monument in front of the VFW in Wyoming Post 396 at 8:00 a.m. Monday morning and at the War Monument at 8th Street and Shoemaker Avenue in

WYOMING NEWS EILEEN CIPRIANI 287-3349 ecipriani@comcast.net West Wyoming that ceremony The borough will be street will begin at 8:30 a.m. conducted sweeping will on Wyoming Aveby the American Legion, the nue on Monday, May 21 between VFW and Troop 366. 7a.m. and 3p.m.Parking will be Remember when you replace prohibited on Wyoming Avenue your worn, torn or faded Amer- during this time. ican Flag this Memorial Day save it and drop it off at the West Craft show Wyoming Hose Co. #1 33 E. Wyoming Borough Town Hall, it will be disposed of with Dignity Eighth St., Wyoming, will hold a by Post 904 and Boy scout troop craft show to benefit the hose company from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 366 on June 14th. Flag Day. on June 23Any vendors interested in renting a table space may Vettes for Vets call 693-1371 and leave a messA fundraiser for the West Pitt- age. ston American Legion, Post 542, The Fund drive chairman is 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo, will be Kirk Carey held from 12-4 on Sunday, June 10 at West Side Auto (Valero Gas St. Monica’s news Vacation Bible School is being Station) 401 Wyoming Avenue, West Pittston Registration is $ held June 25-29. Lillian Domin10.00 for cars which includes ici is coordinating the week’s food and beverage. For more in- events, which include indoor and formation, contact Ron Gitkos at outdoor activities. Adult and teen volunteers are needed to 654-2261 help with the games and creative Grass cutting reminder activities. Helpers may call LilWyoming Borough would like lian at 693-6227. to remind residents to cut their Any one (from third grade grass and remove high weeds through high school) interested from their properties as per bor- in serving Christ and His Church ough ordinances. in this role may call the parish office at 693-1991. A new class is Street sweeping now forming.

The parish is always in need of new lectors. Anyone interested is asked to call Father McKernan at 693-1991. A bus trip to the National Center of Padre Pio in Barto will be held on Friday, June 8. For more information and reservations, call Theresa Lisiewski at 8220831. Cost is $30 per person. Rotary Golf tourney

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. Lunch and registration will begin at 11a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. Cost is $95 per person and includes, lunch, beer and a dinner cookout at the Checkerboard Pavilion. Hole sponsorships are available for $50 and $100. Contact John Piszak at jpiszak@yahoo.com or 313-8586 for reservations or information. Compost yard

The West Wyoming compost yard will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays for residents of West Wyoming and Wyoming. The compost yard accepts brush, branches, leaves and grass. Residents are reminded to take care that yard waste does not contain plastic or recyclable bags. The compost yard does not accept stones or dirt. Compost is also available free

of charge to residents of both towns. Library news

A book discussion on the book “Fifty Shades of Grey” will be held at noon on June 23. Call the library to register because space is limited. The library has a limited number of copies of the book are available for one week loans. Light refreshments will be served. The library is looking for patrons to contribute a collection each month for the library display case. New collections are displayed at the beginning of each month. The case is locked at all times to protect displayed items. Call the library at 6931364 or stop by for more information and to pick up an agreement form. The Friday Night Movie Club is taking its show on the road. The group will meet Sunday, May 20 at the RC Movies 14 in Wilkes-Barre to see the new Johnny Depp movie, “Dark Shadows.” The group will then convene after the movie at Rodano’s in Wilkes-Barre for discussion. The movie time will be the first matinee show and anyone who would like to attend is responsible for their own ticket. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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Memorial Day parade, other events listed

Cause for the Paws event June 2 at Dailey Park WEST WYOMING NEWS

Wyoming Cemetery, there will be food and beverages at the VFW post in Wyoming.

gloves, laundry soap, and office supplies.

Clean Air presentation

Memorial Day Parade

The Memorial Day’s events begin with a ceremony at 8 p.m. at the War Monument in front of the VFW in Wyoming Post 396. Following that, a service will be held at the War Memorial at Eighth Street and Shoemaker Avenue in West Wyoming. The service will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will be conducted by both the American Legion and the VFW.

The parade line-up will begin at 8:45 a.m. at Dailey Memorial park on Shoemaker Avenue in West Wyoming with the parade beginning at 9:15 a.m. As the parade ends at First Street in Wyoming, participants and spectators are invited to the Wyoming Cemetery for the Memorial Day ceremony. There will be a short program ending with a rifle salute by American Legion Post 904 West Wyoming and a flyover honoring military heroes. After the ceremony at the

Matt Walker from the Clean Air Council will give a presentation on health issues of the UGI Compressor Station and pipelines on May 23, at 7 p.m. at the West Wyoming Borough Building on 464 West 8th St. Compost yard

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& #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.

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Representative Phyllis Mundy’s Cause for the Paws will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on June 2 at the Pavilion in Dailey Park, Shoemaker Avenue. The event for dogs will feature low-cost rabies vaccines ($10) and microchipping ($25). Dog licenses will be available for sale at $6.45 to $8.45, depending whether or not the dog is spayed or neutered. The event will also include animals from the SPCA, bake sale and raffle baskets with proceeds benefiting the SPCA. The SPCA will accept donations of cat liter, canned cat food, kitten chow, Kong Dog toys, paper towels, bleach, rubbing alcohol, medium or large latex


SUNDAY DISPATCH, SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012

Sports DISTRICT 2 TRACK

Bringing home the hardware

D’Eliseo, Giambra, O’Brien win gold for PA, WA teams By JACK SMILES

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The Pittston Area and Wyoming Area track teams came out dead even at the PIAA District 2 AAA Track and Field Championships on Thursday in Scranton. The Patriots and Warriors finished tied for 10th in the In the girls team standings championwith 31 points ships Pittston each. Two boys Area was ninth with 37 won gold medals. PA junior points led by Ronnie D’Elifreshman seo took first Olivia Giambra place in the 100 who won gold and 300 hurdles. WA junior in the triple Nick O’Brien jump and took first in the silver in the javelin throw. O’Brien was long. WA was a triple medal16th with 11.5 ist. He won a points. silver for running a leg of the Warriors second place 4 x100 relay team. O’Brien also won a fifth place medal in the 200 meter run. Isaiah Peoples, Sharrieff Hale and Cody Schmitz ran the other legs of the 4 x 100 relay winning silver. Peoples also won a medal for 6th place in the 100 meter dash. PA and WA each had one other medal winner. PA’s Mike Harth got a fourth place medal in the 400 meter run and WA’s Ryan Flynn was fourth in the pole vault

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Pittston Area's Ronnie DEliseo, right, beats out Dallas' Drew Harding in a qualifying heat of the boys 110-meter hurdles at the District 2 Class 3A Track and Field Championships in Scranton on Wednesday afternoon.

In the girls championships Pittston Area was ninth with 37 points led by freshman Olivia Giambra who won gold in the triple jump and silver in the long. WA was 16th with 11.5 points. Also for the PA girls Allison Parrent won a fifth place medal in the javelin, Catherine and Kristen Lombardo, Katilynn Kutcha and Bianca Bolton medaled for fourth in the 4 x 800 relay and Elizabeth Waleski won a fifth place medal in the 300 hurdles.

For the WA girls Emily Shemanski won a fourth place medal in the 300 hurdles. Sarah Radzwilka won a sixth place medal in the 800 meter run and Haley Stackhouse won a fifth place medal in the high jump. Points were won to eighth place. Scoring for PA and WA were: Sharrieff Hale, WA, 8th, 200; and Charles Gallo, PA, 8th, Discus. Scoring for the WA girls was TONY CALLAIO/THE SUDNAY DISPATCH

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Freshman Haley Stackhouse easily clears 4'9" for the Warriors.


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Haley Stackhouse, WA, 8th, long jump. Scoring for the PA girls were Howrasha Bryan, Taylor Powers, Elizabeth Scalpi and Rhianon Avisato, 7th 4 x 100 relay; Catherine Lombardo, 8th, 3200 and Taylor Powers, 8th, 100. Boys medalists

300 hurdles – 1. Ronnie D’Eliseo, PA, 39.22

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110 hurdles – 1. Ronnie D’Eliseo, PA, 15.35 Javelin – 1. Nick O’Brien, WA 180-03 400 relay – 2. Nick O’Brien, Isaiah Peoples, Sharrieff Hale and Cody Schmidz, WA, 43.94 400 – 4. Mike Harth, PA, 51.90 Pole vault – 4. Ryan Flynn, WA,12-3; 200 – 5. Nick O’Brien, WA, 23.07 100 – 6. Isaiah Peoples, WA, 100 11.72 Girls medalists

Triple jump – 1. Olivia Giam-

bra, PA, 35-9 Long jump – 2. Olivia Giambra, PA, 16-9 300 hurdles – 4. Emily Shemanski, WA, 48.27 3200 Relay – 4. Catherine Lombardo, Kristen Lombardo, Katilynn Kutcha and Bianca Bolton, PA, 10:05. 300 hurdles - 5. Elizabeth Waleski, PA, 48.37 High jump – 5. tie Haley Stackhouse, WA, 4-9 Javelin – 5. Allison Parrent, PA, 107-7; 800 – 6. Sara Radzwilka, WA, 2:22.76

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Track

Wyoming Area's Emily Shemanski, right, beats out Crestwood's Lindsey Dotzel in the prelims of the District 2 Class 3A girls 100-meter hurdles at the District 2 Class 3A Track and Field Championships BILL TARUTIS/THE SUNDAY DISPATCH in Scranton on Wednesday afternoon.

A PIAA official congratulates Nick O'Brien, who collected a firstplace medal for his winning throw in the javelin.

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WA's Christie Argenio clears 8' in pole vault TONY CALLAIO/THE SUNDAY DISPATCH

Pittston Area's Katilynn Kutcha runs the third leg of the 3200 meter relay. BILL TARUTIS/THE SUNDAY DISPATCH

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Allison Parrent throws the javelin for Pittston Area.


SUNDAY DISPATCH, SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012

SOFTBALL

Lady Warriors cop title, no. 2 seed

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The 2012 WVC West 1 champions, kneeling, left to right: Nicole Turner, Lauren Maloney, Kat Sokirka, Serra Degnan, Alex Holtz, Adrienne Przybyla Standing: Coach Barry Przybyla, Emily Wolfgang, Julez DeAngelo, Lindsay Carey, Rachel Campbell, Katelin Coolbaugh, Kate Kross, Nicole Cumbo, Drew Bednarski, Coach Stephanie Griffin.

Degnan knocks in winning run in bottom of 7th Thursday By JACK SMILES

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Wyoming Area softball coach Stephanie Griffin was but five years old and her 2012 Lady Warriors weren’t yet born the last time a WA softball team won a WVC title. But even so, they were all well aware of that history when they beat Berwick 4-3 with 2-run rally in the bottom of the seventh in a winner-take-all game for the WVC Division 1 West crown on Thursday in West Pittston. Berwick scored a run in the top of the first on a double by Abby Remley and two fielder’s

choice plays. The Lady Warriors tied it in the second inning when Adrienne Pryzbyla lined an RBI single to right in her first at bat in over a month. Pryzbyla had been out with a broken wrist. Her single knocked in Drew Bednarski who had doubled. Pryzbyla didn’t show any rust in the field, either. She made an over the shoulder running grab in center hit by Berwick’s Courtney Hummel in the second. WA took a 2-1 lead in the third on a single by Nicole Turner, a sac bunt by Emily Wolfgang and an RBI ground single up the See TITLE, Page 43

Lady Warriors rush Serra Degnan, no. 12, after she got the winning hit in Thursday's game.


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Wyoming Area pitcher Alex Holtz struck out three and was the winning pitcher

player – earned a reputation as a no nonsense stickler and it worked. “I have a lot of pride in what this team was able to accomplish. They never gave up, they played through every game, and they worked hard every step of the way and that paid off. Every one of them was a part of making it a success and we had players step up for us throughout the year when we really needed it. They achieved something pretty great.” WA won the WVC Division 1 West title with a 10-4 record. Though unofficial as of Friday they were the no. 2 seed in the District 2 AAA playoffs. They may get a bye in the first round. The opening rounds are Monday and Tuesday. Crestwood 12 Pittston Area 5 The Comets (8-5) scored sev-

This is the swing that won the game, Serra Degnan hits a seventh-inning single.

en runs in the third inning to defeat the Patriots (1-13), who hung in on Senior Day. The Patriots’ Ariel Ardo doubled twice. Lauren Dragon doubled and tripled as part of a three-hit effort. Ali Slomba recorded two hits. Marissa Nardone was 3-for-3.

Nicole Turner scores the winning run.

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middle by pitcher Alex Holtz. That held up until the top of the fifth when Berwick got to Holtz after she had retired 10 consecutive. Sara Berlin led off the Berwick fifth with a double off the left field fence. A throwing error and two more singles scored two runs and Berwick led 3-2. Bednarski led of the WA sixth with her second hit and went to second on a sac bunt by Lindsey Carey, but Berwick pitcher Margaret Bridge induced two pop ups to end the inLOOK ning. BACK: Holtz retired 19 91 Berwick in order Things were a in the top of the little different seventh starting with her third back in 1991. The WVC was strikeout, setting divided into a the stage for the North and dramatic winSouth. WA ning rally. won the North with a Lexi Cool13-4 record baugh started it and had to with a triple beat South down the right Champion Lake Lehman field line. On the 9-2 in a playnext pitch Turner off for the blasted a double overall title at over the left fielKirby Park. der’s head and it WA lost to was 3-3 with no Abington (13-1) 10-9 in outs and the the District 2 Turner as 21playoffs. The years-in-waiting pitcher was winning run at Bonnie Lee. second. Kelly Turant was the top But Bridge hitter in the bore down getwin over LL. ting a strikeout Joe Bartell and pop up. That was the coach. brought up clean up hitter Serra Degnan. With Degnan as lock first-team allstar with a reputation for coming through in the clutch, it felt like a classic intentional walk situation, but Berwick pitched to her and she lined a 2-strike single into right and Turner raced home with the winning run. Griffin said the game and the ending were fitting. “Berwick is a great team and they played a great game,” Griffin said. “It was a hard fought game on both sides. That’s the way championship games should be, back and forth down to the wire.” Griffin -- a first-year coach who was an all-star at Pittston Area and an NCAA scholarship


SUNDAY DISPATCH, SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012

OLD FORGE SOFTBALL, BASEBALL

Lady Devils win final two get D-2 fourth seed By RICK NOTARI

Dispatch Correspondent

One single was all it took for Old Forge to beat arch-rival Riverside and reclaim the Battle of the Valley Trophy as the Blue Devils edged the Lady Vikes, 2-1, in a Lackawanna League Division II game on Wednesday night at the Old Forge Miles Street Community Park. Rhyan Barnic led off the bottom of the first with the Blue Devils only hit – a single to center. Barnic then went from first-to-third on a grounder to the hot corner by Lauren Carey. Carey was safe after an errant throw, giving Old Forge (4-9) first-and-third. Carey stole second before Taylor Nemetz drove in Barnic with a groundout to second base for a 1-0 lead. Carey then scored on a passed ball for a 2-0 lead to give starter Samantha Talarico all the runs she would need. Talarico threw 51 of her 67 pitches for strike and made just one mistake – allowing a seventh-inning homer by Cassie Schuster – on her way to the complete-game victory. The junior allowed just four hits and a walk while striking out three in the win. Riverside starter Lacee Collins maybe was even better, fanning 11 and walking one while tossing one-hitter. But the Lady Vikes could not figure out Talarico to back the performance.

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OF 7, Mid Valley 2

Old Forge won back-to-back games for the first time this year with a 7-2 victory over Mid Valley in the season finale on Friday afternoon at Spartan Field in Throop. The Blue Devils posted six runs in the top of the third to take. Kim Regan’s two-run single in the inning broke the game open for Old Forge (5-9). Taylor Nemetz and Nina Pascolini also added RBI singles and Michelle Giacometti, Rhyan Barnic and Lauren Carey each had singles. Winning-pitcher Samantha Talarico pitched the first three innings, allowing just one hit and one earned run despite

walking six. Nemetz earned the save for the Blue Devils, relieving Talarico in the fourth. The sophomore lefty allowed just two hits in four innings of work. Diamond Queens

The five-time champion Blue Devils will not sneak up on District 2 Class 1A competition as did they a year ago. Old Forge (5-9) struggled for much of the regular-season this year as they did in 2011, but despite winning just four games in the LLD2 last year, the Blue Devils captured its fifth consecutive crown by sweeping its three games in the district tournament. The road will be very similar this year. Old Forge will open the tournament as the No. 4 seed and host either Susquehanna (4-10) or Freeland MMI on Thursday. A win in the opening round sets up a rematch of last year’s semifinal against top-seed Northwest. The other side of the bracket features the other Class A powerhouse in the area – Blue Ridge. The Lady Red Raiders also struggled in the regularseason this year, finishing with a 6-8 record. Blue Ridge’s seed will be determined by a coin flip as they are tied with Mt. View (6-8) for the No. 2 spot in the tourney. The loser of the flip will be the No 3 seed. Forest City (2-12) rounds out the bracket. Baseball Drasba 2-hits Riverside

Derek Drasba pitched seven innings of shutout ball to lead Old Forge to a 2-0 victory over arch-rival Riverside in a Lackawanna League Division II game on Wednesday at Pagnotti Park. Drasba scattered five hits and one walk, and worked out of a one-out, bases-loaded jam in the top of the seventh by getting a strike out and a comebacker for the last two outs to earn the complete-game victory. The junior right struck out four and also added two of the Blue Devils’ five hits. Old Forge got on the board, first, in the bottom of the sec-

Old Forge reclaimed the annual Battle of the Valley trophy with a 2-1 win over arch-rival Riverside. Pictured from left to right, kneeling, Rhyan Barnic, Rachel Yaros, Kelly Marhelski, Briah Carling, Michelle Giacometti, Chelsea Cadwalder, and Marissa Zambetti; standing, Kayla Florovito, Nina Pascolini, Kelsi Yesnowski, Vicki Lee, Lauren Carey, Taylor Nemetz, Kim Regan, Natalie Bieryla, Sam Talarico and Tori Tansley. RICK NOTARI/FOR THE DISPATCH

ond. Mike Vieira reached on a fielder’s choice and moved to second on a ground out by Anthony Trotta. Dave Chromey then knocked in Vieira – who never stopped running – on an infield single up the middle for a 1-0 lead. That one run was enough for Drasba but Old Forge (9-4) added another run in the bottom of the fourth after sophomore Steve Mascaro doubled to lead off the inning and scored on an RBI groundout by Vieira after moving to third on a double by Drasba. Matt Mancuso also singled for the Blue Devils. OF 5, Mid Valley 2 Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the third, Old Forge scored two in the third and two in the fifth to take a 5-2 win over Mid Valley in the Lackawanna League Division II regular-season finale on Thursday afternoon at Pagnotti Park. The Blue Devils scored two unearned runs in the third inning to take a 3-2 lead before Derek Drasba and Mike Vieira had RBI-singles to give winning-pitcher Dave Chromey a cushion heading to the final two innings. Chromey allowed just three

hits while walking four in seven innings to earn the victory for Old Forge. The junior lefty also struck out four in going the distance. Drasba and Vieira each finished with two hits, and Chris Talipski also added two hits for the Blue Devils. Steve Mascaro added a run-scoring single for Old Forge. Defending the Throne Old Forge (10-4) will begin defense of its six-year reign as District 2 Class 1A champions on Friday at home at Pagnotti Park against Blue Ridge (6-8), Wyoming Seminary (5-6) or Freeland MMI (4-7). Seminary was set to play Meyers yesterday after Dispatch deadlines in its final Wyoming Valley Conference Division III game of the season. If the Blue Knights won they would move ahead of the Red Raiders and earn the No. 3 seed in the district playoffs. The Blue Devils are the No. 2 seed. Lackawanna Trail (11-3) earned the No. 1 seed for the second consecutive season. Old Forge has beaten the Lions for the district title the past three seasons. Freeland MMI (4-7) is the fifth team in the district tourna-

Old Forge centerfielder Ian Nemetz makes a catch on the run against Riverside.

ment. If the Preppers won yesterday against Lake-Lehman and Sem loses, MMI could be the Blue Devils opponent on Friday. Should the WVC games play out with the favorites winning, Old Forge hosts Blue Ridge and MMI travels to Sem with the winner of that game facing Lackawanna Trail in the other semifinal. The title game is set for May 30 at a site and time to be determined.


WA wins shoot out; PA, Barber trim NP

SUNDAY DISPATCH, SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012

G I R L S S O C C E R D I S T R I C T P L AY O F F S

Madison Cardinale, who scored a goal for PA in the first half, hits a header in the second half.

Teams advance in D-2 AAA soccer playoffs Wyoming Area coach Mike Sokolas. Stillarty’s shot was the game winner. She had to try a kick once the first five players from each team took their turns and each team scored two. Stillarty’s shot took a quick hop then sped up and bounced inside the left post, triggering a celebration. In regulation Jenn Bone converted a penalty kick. Myiah Custer assisted Lizz Jones with a game-tying goal in the 67th minute. “It was as evenly matched game that I’ve seen all year,” first-year coach Mike Sokolas

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Allie Barber breaks away from a North Pocono defender to score her 4th goal in the second half.

told the Times Leader. “We were lucky to get that second goal. No doubt about it. Bottom line, we were lucky and somebody was watching over us.” PA 7 NP 0

Meanwhile at Pittston Area Allie Barber made sure there was no such drama as happened at WA. The speedy freshman scored two of her game-high six goals in a 26-second span in the

first half of Pittston Area’s 7-0 win over North Pocono in the first round of the District 2 playoffs, leading the Patriots to the program’s first postseason victory. With the win, eighth-seeded Pittston Area (11-3) advances to the second round against topseeded Dallas at 4 p.m. Monday. North Pocono concludes its season at 8-7-1. “It feels really exciting,” Bar-

ber told the Times Leader of her outburst. “But it feels even better to have it come in a game that made some history for us.” Carly Filipski, Katelyn Pugliese and Liz Mikitish had assists to Barber. Madison Cardinale scored the other PA goal on a 35-yard boot. PA goalie Jordan Cumbo stopped seven shot to preserve the shutout.

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Jenna Skirnak, Abby Schwerdtman and Danielle Stillarty scored in a shootout as the Lady Warriors beat Hazleton 3-2 in a first-round District 2 playoff game at the bowl in Wyoming on Friday The game went to a shoot out after 110 minutes of soccer, regulation and two 15-minute overtime, left the teams tied 2-2. The official final score, 3-2, meant Wyoming Area (11-2-1) won for the seventh time this season by a one-goal margin. It also meant the seventh-seeded Warriors will travel on Monday to second-seeded Coughlin (102-1), the alma mater of first-year


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HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Pittston Area drops final game By TOMMY ROMANELLI

Sunday Dispatch Correspondent

The Pittston Area Patriots varsity baseball team lost a tight game to the Holy Redeemer Royals 3-2 in their fight to claim first place in the Division 1 East. It was simple miscues that came back to bite the Patriots. They had their chances to tie, or even take the lead, but they ran themselves out of their rallies with base-running mistakes. Holy Redeemer drew first blood in the bottom of the first inning with two singles and a two-run double giving them a 2-0 lead. Pittston Area failed to get anything going until the third inning when Michael Schwab hit a bloop double down the right field line. The double was followed by a walk to Josh Razvillas. That set up the Patriots with first and second with nobody out. The rally was cut short by a failed double steal attempt which left them with only a runner on second. Anthony Schwab then singled to bring the Patriots within one. Pittston Area threatened in the top of the fourth inning as well with runners on second and third base with nobody out but their base-running woes continued with an over-the-shoulder catch by the Royals’ shortstop and a force out at third base for the double play. PA failed to drive in any runs in the inning. Holy Redeemer tacked on another run in the bottom of the fourth inning making their lead to 2-1. The Royals’ pitching was erratic throughout the game. They surrendered 8 walks to the Patriots but Pittston couldn’t capitalize. In the top of the seventh inning the Patriots had one final shot at tying the game. They created a two out rally with a walk and two singles which took the score to 3-2. Then with the tying and go ahead runs on second and third base, John Kielbosa grounded out to the Royals’ pitcher to end the game. The Division 1 East winner is pending the result of Hazleton vs. Holy Redeemer scheduled

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Pittston Area second baseman Jordan Houseman, right, throws to first ahead of shortstop Patrick McGinty against Holy Redeemer.

late Saturday after press time. For complete results see go to www.timesleader.com. Crestwood 8 Pittston Area 6

Jeff Engler’s three-run homer capped a seven-run outburst for Crestwood (4-10) in the fourth inning as the Comets hung on for the win on Thursday. Aaron Piavis also finished with three RBI. Josh Razvillas hit two triples for the Patriots (8-6), who fell into a tie with Hazleton Area for first place in the division. Berwick 5 WA 1

Berwick’s Clay DeNoia threw a 4-hitter with eight strikeouts in a 5-1 win over Wyoming Area

on Thursday in West Pittston in the regular season final. With the win Berwick claimed second place Division 1 West at 10-4, while the Warriors dropped to third at 9-5. Valley West (13-1) won the division. Berwick put the game away in the sixth when three WA errors scored two runs giving the Bulldogs a 5-1 lead. For Wyoming Area Jake Granteed had two hits and reached base three times. Erik Walkoviak produced the Warriors’ RBI. It looks the Warriors will be the fourth seed in the District 2 AAA playoffs and should get a home game in the opening round on Tuesday.

Pittston Area starting pitcher Michael Schwab looks for the umpire's call after safely stealing second base against Holy Redeemer at Hollenback Park in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday afternoon.


BOCCE BALL

Pittston Knights win two of three Hot start for Roberts Greater Pittston Majors

PT Red Sox 11 Pittston Knights 4 Justin Lasota was the winning pitcher, striking out six in four innings. Luke Petroski had three hits and scored three. Connor Hazlet had three hits and three RBI. Trevor Tigue doubled and scored twice. Phil Cocco and Joe Carchilla each had a hit for the Red Sox. PT Red Sox 5 WP Cenera’s 4 Phil Cocco hit a gaming tying home run to lead off the bottom of the sixth inning. Connor Hazlet had a single and a double for the Red Sox. Trevor Tigue and Kolton Zaffuto had hits for PT. Zaffuto struck out six batters in four innings. Joe Carchilla was the winning pitcher and also scored the winning run in the bottom of the 6th. P.J. Angeli, Janoski and Minnick all had hits for Cenera’s. Pittston Knights 15 WP Cenera’s 13 C.J. Pisack led the hitting attack for Pittston, going 4 for 4 with a 3-run homerun. John Brady had two hits including a tiebreaking double with the bases loaded at the top of the sixth inning. Other hitters for Pittston were Dylan Spurlin, who scored five runs; Nathan Searfoss, and Michael Skutack. Jake McCabe got the save on the mound with the tying run on first base.

WWW Diamond 14 PT Red Sox 1Diamond then scored 14 runs on 16 hits. Diamond’s Matt Silinskie had three hits including a home run while Matt Hindmarsh, Alex Gonzales, Steven Lucas, Steven Ames and Bruce Rowlands each had multiple hits. Matt Silinskie, Jim Kosco and Josh Cumbo combined to pitch a 2-hitter with nine Strike outs.Luke Petroski led Pittston Twp with two hits including a double and a steal of home. Pittston Knights 15 Dupont VFW 5 John Brady ripped a double in the first inning, which helped put Pittston in the lead 5-1. Brady added a 3-run homerun and a second double to lead Pittston’s offense. Jake McCabe was the winning pitcher, while C.J. Pisack picked up the save with six strikeoutsin two innings and added a 2-run homerun in the fifth. A.J. Gorto and McCabe added singles. Nathan Searfoss stole his way around the bases to end the game in the 5th. Hitters for Dupont VFW were Pete Fuller and Kevin Krawczyk. JT Yankees WP 4 West Side Auto 1 Donovan O’Boyle led the JT offense with a triple under Friday night lights. Other hitters for Jenkins were Ryan Zelonis and Santo Insalaco with singles. Cody Noone was the winning pitcher going 5 2/3 innings also helping his cause with a single. Hitting for West Pittston were Nardell, Keenan and Chase. Old Forge/Taylor Little League

Rossi’s 17 Post 5 Winning Pitcher was Patrick Donovan Nick Krenitsky had three sin-

gles and a triple. Patrick Donovan had two singles and two triples. Kevin Welsh had doubles and Zack Rebar, two singles For Post, Cody Glogowski hit a double. Rossi’s 14 Arcaro’s 1 The winning pitcher was Kevin Welsh and he had three hits. Patrick Donovan had a single, double and triple. Zack Rebar and Jonathan Nicholoff each had two hits. Old Forge Softball

Revello’s 14 Arcaro & Genell’s 2 Corianne Holzman was the winning pitcher with eight strikeouts for Revello’s. Kierstyn Breig hit two homeruns and Scarlett Spager had two hits. For Arcaro & Genell’s Jenna Nalaschi and Nella Pepsin had hits. Revello’s 8 Mariotti’s 7 Holzman was the winner. Breig had another homerun. Abigail Rushefski had two hits. For Mariotti’s Abby Sempa had two hits and Alexandra Nocera scored twice. Dupont Softball

Atlantic Propane 7 Sharon’s 5 In 12u County Line Girls Softball League action, Jordan Zbegner hit a solo home run to start the game for Atlantic. Mackenzie Gable pitched 4 1/3 innings, striking out six in relief and made a spectacular play to end a Taylor rally. Autym Stoss, Hannah Robbins, Bailey Jordan and Kerry Shamnoski each had an RBI. Atlantic Propane 10 Calan Photography 6 Kerry Shamnoski pitched a 2hitter with six strikeouts, Mackenzie closed it out for Atlantic striking out two in relief. Bella Gorzkowski hit a 3-run home run. Kyla Klocko and Gable each scored two runs, Jordan Zbegner scored one run while stealing four bases. Karly Karaffa, Abby Graham, Bailey Jordan and Alisa Agostinelli also contributed to the offense. Atlantic Propane is 4 - 0 on the year.

With week one complete in the Yatesville League what was anticipated has started. The Roberts’ Repairs team of Ralph Campanella, Tony Russo, Harold Kiesinger and Jon Campanella opened league play with three wins. The early word is that the Repairmen are the team to beat. With a “murderers’ row” lineup they will be an imposing challenge to the rest of the league. Quietly, JetSurge Power Cleaning has started with two wins. The Power Cleaners are

Henry Korpusik, Al DeAngelis, Henry Rodegherio (DL), Dave Ziegler and Phil Bosha. Standings

Team .......Record .......Points Roberts’ Repairs ....3-0 ....36 JetSurge ...........2-0 ........... 24 Blandina Apts .......2-1 .......27 Dyller Law .........2-1 .........26 Bassler Equip. .......1-1 .......23 KWIK ’N EZ .......1-2 .......28 Susquehanna Bar ....1-2 ....26 Atlas Realty ........0-2 ........14 Old Forge Chiro. ....0-3 ....17

SPORTS MEETINGS, NOTICES

WA Football daily number raffle The Wyoming Area Football Association is doing a raffle based on the daily number. Drawing will take place the week of June 3. To purchase or sell tickets, please send Coach Joe Pizano an email atjpizano@verizon.net. The Tickets are $3 each and they are for the evening daily number for the entire week for a chance to win $100 each night. WA Boys Basketball Parents

WA Boys Basketball Parents to meet on Monday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m in the Secondary Center Gym. Parents of players in 7th through 12th grade next year are invited to attend. Plans for summer camps, leagues, and important fundraising events will be discussed. If you have any questions, please call or text Tracy Carey at 313-0837. Junior Patriots meeting today

The Pittston Jr Patriots mandatory monthly meeting is today May 20 at 1 p.m. all coaches and advisors must be there. All paperwork has to be handed in today including background check, concussion awareness and AACCA safety. Sign ups are every Sunday 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Kids 6 to 14 by

August 1 are eligible. Registration can be free if calendars are sold. Details at sign ups. Duryea Little League meeting today

Duryea Little League is meeting today, Sunday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at the Duryea Little League field WWE Panthers sign ups

Registrations for the Wyoming/West Wyoming/Exeter Panthers Football-Cheerleading Association are today, May 20, 4 -6 p.m.; June 4, 6 - 8 p.m; June 9, noon - 2 p.m.; June 30, 3 to 5 p.m. the field house on Cedar Street in Exeter. Registration is $65.00 per child or $75.00 per family. A copy of child’s birth certificate, two proofs of residency; ie utility bill, etc; and a photo of the child are required. A/D Little League meeting today

Avoca/Dupont Little League is meeting today, Sunday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at the upper Avoca Little League field clubhouse. Directors are asked to meet at 6:30 p.m. WA field hockey to meet

The Wyoming Area Field Hockey Parents Association See SPORTS BRIEFS, Page 48

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WP Jack’s Collision 15 Duryea VFW 0 Jack’s jump started the game in the first inning with back to back homeruns from Dylan Kostak and Antonio Koshinski. Skylar Santacroce also knocked the ball out of the park for the team’s third homerun of the game. Marc Anthony Minichello added a two run home run in the second inning to increase West Pittston’s lead over Duryea 11-0. Daniel Wiedl contributed to West Pittston’s offense with three hits while Brycen Fox hit a single. Antonio Denardi and Curtis Hager each added a double. Tyler Mackell started off the third inning for Duryea with a

single and two steals, however, he was not able to score. Mark Anthony Minichello, Antonio Denardi, and Brycen Fox combined to pitch four scoreless innings for West Pittston. Leading West Pittston hitting was Angeli, Orlando, and Metcalf.

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will meet Tuesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. at the Moose Lodge on Exeter Avenue in West Pittston. Parents of field hockey players in grades 7 through 12 are invited to attend. WP Rams sign up

The West Pittston Rams final sign up is June 3 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Club House at the Football Field, Bell Tower Entrance. Cost is $110 per child which includes 10 lottery tickets at $5 each. Additional children per family are $10 each. New football players will be required to purchase a jersey. Ages 5-7 will be on D Team, Ages 7-9 will be on C Team, ages 10-11 will be on B Team, and ages 12-14 will be on A Team. League age is the age of a child on August 1. Every registrant must have the following: birth Certificate, current picture, and two proof of residence, for example a valid driver’s license and a utility bill. The association is asking that all coaches get their letter of intent in. They are also looking for junior advisors for each cheer squad. Those interested are asked to get their names to the VP of Cheer via the website ASAP. If you cannot register your child at this time and would like to late register, you are asked to contact the VP of Football or VP of Cheer @ westpittstonrams.com. Thank You.

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WA JV and Varsity ice hockey

The WA Ice Hockey Association will hold their 2012-2013 registration for incoming 7th thru 12 grade students residing within the Wyoming Area School District on Tuesday June 5, from 7 p.m. to 8 at the West Wyoming Borough Building. A $100 deposit will be required at the time of registration. For more information contact Dawn Thomas atmejane134@aol.com

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WA Middle School ice hockey

The WA Ice Hockey Middle School League now taking names of interested 5th and 6th grade students for the 2012-2013 season residing within the Wyoming Area School District. Games and practices will be held at the Revolution Ice Center in Pittston. For more information and if interested in joining the Middle School League contact Dawn Thomas at mejane134@aol.com Kiwanis tourney

The Kiwanis Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the YMCA summer programs is Friday, June 15. Registration starts at 10 a.m. with tee off starting at 11:30 a.m. The fee is $75 per golfer. Registration forms can be found at the Greater Pittston YMCA or on their website (www.greaterpittstonymca.org). Registration forms are due June 8. Lions golf tourney planned

The Falls and Exeter Lions Clubs are promoting a Golf Tournament at Emanon Golf Course in Falls on Saturday June 16. For further information call a 333-4825, 388-2204 or 6547031. Or e-mail LIONSGOLF@FRONTIER.COM Walseki Camps

Registrations are being accepted for the Stan Waleski Basketball Camp to be held at the St. Joseph’s Oblates gym in Laflin from July 9 to July 27 for boys and girls entering grades K through 8. The camp stresses fundamentals, skills, competitions, team play and fun with all players receiving a camp t shirt and certificate. The camp also features discounts for multiple family members attending and for players attending multiple camps. For camp information call Coach Waleski at 457 - 1206 or Coach LoBrutto at 654 8030. Interested players can e mail stanwaleski@yahoo.com or visit the camp web site at stanwaleski.com.

May 12, 2012 Albert S. Karichner, 87, a resident of Harding, Exeter Township, died Saturday, May 12, 2012 in the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Karichner was born in Hughestown, son of the late George and Margaret Karichner, and attended Hughestown High School. During World War II, Mr. Karichner served with the 55th Field Artillery Battalion, U.S. Army, in New Guinea and in Luzon, the Philippines, earning the American Theater ribbon; the Asiatic-Pacific Theater ribbon with two bronze service stars; the Philippine Liberation ribbon with one bronze service star; the Good Conduct Medal; Distinguished Unit Badge and the World War II Victory Medal. In addition to the preceding, Mr. Karichner was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service against the enemy in Baguio, Luzon, Philippine Islands. He organized the defenses of his unit’s perimeter,

installing barbed wire, an alarm system and machine gun nests, contributing greatly to the success of his mission, despite unfavorable terrain and inclement weather. Following his military service, Mr. Karichner was employed by the Pennsylvania Lawn Mower Co., Exeter, for several years and prior to his retirement, due to ill health, he was associated with Roy Stauffer Chevrolet Co., West Pittston, for some time. He was a faithful member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Hughestown and had been a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a homebody who especially enjoyed his home, family and woodworking. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda M. Ament; brother, George Karichner and sisters, Helen Dean, Dorothy

O’Dell and his twin sister, Alberta Keiderling. Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Myrtle Lumley Karichner, at home; a son, Don A. Karichner and his wife, Holly, Shavertown; grandchildren, Ronald and Warren Ament and Jill and Ryan Karichner; greatgrandchildren, Devon and Claire Ament; several nieces and nephews, including Kevin McCracken and his wife Ganella, and Charles Karichner. Funeral was held Wednesday, May 16, 2012, from the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home, Inc., a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 211 Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston, with the Rev. Robert F. Sauers, retired Lutheran pastor, officiating. Interment was in Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Carverton. The family requests that flowers be omitted and that memorial donations in Mr. Karichner’s name be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Center and Rock streets, Hughestown, PA 18640.

Albert John Bezdziecki May 17, 2012 Albert John Bezdziecki, 84, of the Hudson section of Plains Township, died early Thursday morning, May 17, 2012 in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, following an illness. Born in Hudson, he was a son to the late John and Elsie Jackiewicz Bezdziecki. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Plains High School, Class of 1946. After completing school he joined the Marines. Albert served during World War II and attained the rank of Corporal. After returning home, Albert worked for B. F. Goodrich Tire Company, Exeter, until its closure. In his spare time Albert loved the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. Some of his best memories were taking fishing trips to Canada with family and friends. Albert was a past member of

St. Joseph Church, Hudson, until its closure, and was now a member of the Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township. For the past 20 years, Albert was the groundskeeper and caretaker of St. Joseph Cemetery. He is preceded in death by his sister, Helen Warfield; brothers, Joseph, John, Stanley and Walter. Albert is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, the former Ruth Martin, at home; daughters, Judith Palka and her husband, Edward, Shavertown; Marie Hoinski and her husband, John, Plains Township; son, John and wife, Mary Lou, Hudson; brother, Edward, Moosic; sisters, Marion Rastel-

li, Kennelworth, N.J.; Edith Brinson, Bonneau, S.C.; grandchildren, Ned Palka, Tamara Palka Morin, Matthew Skiro, Nathan Skiro, William Bezdziecki and Katelynn Bezdziecki; great-grandchildren, Autumn and Hunter Palka, and Roslyn Tokach-Skiro. Albert’s funeral will be conducted on Monday, May 21, 2012, at 9 a.m. from the Mark V. Yanaitis Funeral Home, 55 Stark St., Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township. Interment will follow with Military Honors accorded in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hudson. Friends may call on today, May 20, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered or directions accessed at www.yanaitisfuneralhome.com.


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May 16, 2012 Ann T. Rowker, 92, of Cork Lane, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in Wesley Village, Jenkins Township. Born in Dupont on July 4, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Pauline Figuera Cituk. She attended Sacred Heart of Jesus School, Dupont, and prior to her retirement had been employed by Pittston Apparel and Consolidated Cigar, West Pittston. She was a life member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Rowker, on March 26, 1998; daughter, Betty Calabro; brothers Hank, Joseph, John, Alex, Walter and Frank Cituk; sisters, Helen Arena and Mary Wyso. Surviving are her daughters, Jeanne Rowker, Pittston Township; Patty Gubitose and her husband, Fred, Pittston; son-in-law, Frank Calabro, Pittston; grandchildren, Teresa and Gus Pinzon, of the Poconos, and their children, Ryan and Gianna; Tony Calabro and his wife, Jodi, Duryea, and their son, Anthony;

Maria Dominick and her husband, Joseph, Florida, and their children, Giuliana and Paulie; brother Michael Cituk and his wife, Lois, Dupont; numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Dr. Joseph Lombardo and Dr. Mauer Biscotti for the excellent care they provided to Ann for many years. Thank you also to the aides and nurses at Wesley Village and the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the compassionate care shown to Ann. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, May 19, 2012, in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont, officiated by the Rev. Joseph Verespy. Interment will be in Mt.Olivet Cemetery, Wyoming. Arrangements are by the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702; Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 215 Lackawanna Avenue, Dupont, PA 18641; or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.

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John E. Krupa, 85, formerly of Carey Street, Ashley; Key Largo, Fla., and a resident of Keystone Garden Estates in Larksville, died Monday, May 14, 2012. John was born in Ashley on January 7, 1927. He was a son of the late Stephen and Anna Botsko. John was a graduate of Ashley High School and Pennsylvania State University. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant, and was Honorably discharged in 1946. John was employed as an in-

dustrial engineer for RCA in Mountain Top, retiring in 1984. He enjoyed reading books, taking long walks and was an avid golfer. John is survived by his wife, Ethel Krupa, of Ashley; daughter, Carol Casacci, Laflin; sons, David Krupa, Venice, Fla.; James Krupa, Pottstown; Thomas Krupa, Philadelphia; sister, Helen Taminini, Kingston; numerous nieces and nephews. ∝A blessing service for John was held on Saturday, May 19, 2012, in the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. The Rev. Thomas O’ Malley officiated.

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May 11, 2012 Eleanor A. Swetts, 89, a resident of West Wyoming, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, May 11, 2012, at The Laurels Nursing Center, Kingston, where she had recently been a guest. Her beloved husband was the late John A. Swetts, who passed away on May 22, 2008. Together, John and Eleanor shared 70 beautiful years of marriage. Born in Swoyersville on October 8, 1922, Eleanor was the daughter of the late Leo and Bridget (McGuire) Puchlik. Eleanor was raised in Swoyersville and attended the former Swoyersville High School. A homemaker most of her life, Eleanor took great pride in tending to the daily needs of her home and family. Eleanor was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Swoyersville. A woman of many enjoyments, Eleanor especially enjoyed cooking and baking for her loved ones. She also loved to travel, especially to her favorite destination, Atlantic City. Family was Eleanor’s greatest love in life and she cherished each moment she had with her loved ones. She will always be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Her spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those she held dear. In addition to her parents, Leo and Bridget Puchlik and her husband, John, Eleanor was preced-

ed in death by her only son, Richard M. Swetts, who passed away on August 14, 2001; her grandson, Robert Swetts, who passed away on September 14, 2011; her sister, Janice M. Govier. Eleanor is survived by her daughter-in-law, Evelyn Swetts, of Edwardsville; her sister, Romaine Piekanski, of Larksville; her grandchildren, John Swetts and Richard Swetts; her greatgrandchildren, Robert, Eric, Noelle, Rob, Kristie, Richie, Christina and Ryan; her two greatgreat grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral was on Tuesday, May15, 2012 from the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Trinity Church, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, with the Reverend Joseph J. Pisaneschi, her Pastor, officiating. Interment with the Rite of Committal followed in Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Swoyersville. For additional information or to send the family of Mrs. Eleanor A. Swetts an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made in Eleanor’s memory to Holy Trinity Church,116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, PA 18704.

Dominick F. Killino May 12, 2012 burn; brothers, Frank and Sam; and sisters, Grace Morock, Theresa Embrico, and Genevieve Mecadon. The funeral was Wednesday, May 16, 2012, from the Victor M. Ferri Funeral Home, 522 Fallon St., Old Forge, with Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Old Forge. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Old Forge. To leave an online condolence visitwww.ferrifuneralhome.com.

May 13, 2012 Michael J. Kepich, 89, a resident of Exeter, passed away on Sunday morning, May 13, 2012, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. His loving wife is Frances F. (Stanishefski) Kepich. Together, Michael and Frances shared 63 years of marriage. Born in Duryea on April 30, 1923, Michael was the son of the late John and Ann (Hudack) Kepich. Michael was educated in Pittston, attending the former Saint John the Baptist Grade School and later attending the former Saint John the Evangelist High School. A United States Navy Veteran, Michael served his country for over two years during World War II. Upon his honorable discharge on December 16, 1945, he had attained the rank of Seaman First Class. Prior to his retirement, Michael was employed as a mechanic for the former Consolidated Cigar Company, West Pittston. In his earlier years, he was employed as a track laborer for the Lehigh Valley Railroad. Michael was a member of Holy Name/Saint Mary’s Parish Community, Swoyersville, where he was a past member of the parish’s former Holy Name Society. He also held member-

ship at Saint Cecelia’s Church, Exeter. A proud veteran, Michael was a life member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars, Post 6518, Exeter, and also was a life member of the American Legion, Post 945, Harrisburg. Michael enjoyed many things in life, especially fishing and tending to his annual vegetable garden. Family always came first to Michael throughout his life and he cherished the time he had with his loved ones. He will forever be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. His presence will be deeply missed, but his sprit will forever live on in the hearts of his family and friends. In addition to his parents, John and Ann Kepich, Michael was preceded in death by his brothers, John, Andrew, Joseph, Peter, Michael and Paul Kepich; his sisters, Ann Kepich, Mary Jordan and Helen Tibel. In addition to his loving wife, Frances, Michael is survived by his children, Michael M. Kepich and his wife, Ann, of Moosic; Daniel Kepich and his wife, Maria, of Bath, New York; Mar-

iann Sheehan and her husband, Christopher, of Bergenfield, New Jersey; his grandchildren, Dr. Candice Kepich and her husband, Dr. Ryan Radakovich; Jeffrey Kepich, P.E.; Alicia Kepich, Jacey Kepich, Jenna Kepich and Danielle Kepich; his many nieces and nephews. The funeral was conducted on Thursday, May 17, 2012, from the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in Holy Name/Saint Mary’s Church, 283 Shoemaker Street, Swoyersville, with the Reverend Joseph J. Pisaneschi, his pastor, officiating. Interment with the Rite of Committal followed in Saint John the Baptist Cemetery, Exeter, where Military Honors wereb accorded by the United States Navy. For additional information or to send the family of Mr. Michael J. Kepich an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Michael’s memory to the American Heart Association, 613 Baltimore Drive, Suite 3, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

Leona Gober May 11, 2012 Leona Gober, 79, of Exeter, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012, in her home. Born in Wyoming, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Bertha Bublo Borsos. She was a graduate of Wyoming Memorial High School, class of 1950, and received her Registered Nursing Diploma from the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1953. Leona was employed at Mercy Hospital of Wilkes-Barre, primarily in the obstetrics department. Since 1971, Leona and her husband, the late Joseph Gober, owned and operated Gober’s Bar and Restaurant, now Gober’s Deco

Lounge. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church of St. Monica’s Parish of Wyoming. Preceding her in death were her husband, Joseph, in 2006; infant brothers, Louis and Edward, and sister Dorothy Esposito. Surviving are children, Elizabeth Gober-Mangan and her husband, James, Exeter; Gerard Gober and his wife, Jane, Phoenixville, Pa.; Joseph Gober and his wife, Anne, Wyoming; Louis Gober and his wife, Liz, Wilson, Pa.; Christopher Gober and his wife, Mary, Nanticoke; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and

nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in St Joseph’s Church of St. Monica’s Parish, 97 East 6th Street, Wyoming. Interment was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Wyoming. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, Lockbox #1352 P.O. Box 8500, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352 Arrangements are by the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming.

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Dominick F. Killino, 95, Old Forge, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, in the Regional Hospitalof Scranton. His wife is the former Celia Pienta. He served in the Navy during World War II. Also surviving are a daughter, Diane Reviello, Moosic;a son-in-law, Thomas Colburn, Sr., Old Forge; three grandchildren; fourgreat grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Col-

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Margaret (Peggy) Mikluschak, 78, of Duryea, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 13, 2012. Born in Pittston on November 22, 1933, she was a daughter of the late George and Margaret Culligan Parrick. She attended Pittston schools. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, and was employed by the church as head housekeeper and cook. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, in May 2010; brothers, William, Joseph and Robert Parrick; sisters, Jane Cox and Darlene Swenton. Surviving are her brother, George Parrick, Pittston; sisters, Mary Pietruszewski, Pittston; Shirley Krakowski, Florida; and Dolores Karsko, New Jersey; nieces and caregivers, Su-

san Parrick and her husband, Guy Stesney, Kingston, and Mary Margaret Bone and her husband, Joseph, Pittston; nieces, nephews and friends. The family would like to thank Peggy’s home caregivers for the love and kindness shared over the last two years. Funeral services were Friday, May 18, 2012, from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Interment was in at Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Phoenix Street, Duryea. Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.

Eugene (Oscar) J. LaFratte, 82, of Dupont, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012, at home. Born in Dupont on October 8, 1929, he was the son of the late Anthony and Theresa Renauro LaFratte. He attended Dupont schools and was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Pittston. He had been employed at the Comerford Drive-In Theatre, Dupont, and retired from Kane Trucking, Scranton. He was a loving brother and uncle and will be greatly missed. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Dominick and Alfred LaFratte. Surviving are a brother, Louis LaFratte, and his wife, Ida, Pittston Township; sister, Mary

Mashas, New Jersey; nieces and nephews. A Blessing Service was held on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pitt-

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May 11, 2012 Andrew J. Biniek Jr. “Staz,” of Plains Township, passed away Friday morning, May 11, 2012, after a brief illness. Born in Plains Township, he was the son of the late Andrew and Helen Moses Biniek Sr. He was educated in Plains Township schools and was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School, Class of 1951. Andrew spent most of his career in the restaurant industry. He worked as a chef and restaurant manager for Jimeal’s Catering. He also owned and operated Andy’s Bar and Grill, The Golden Palace with his brothers, and most recently was a restaurant manager at Eddie’s Place. Andrew was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Plains Township. He was also a member of American Legion Joseph E. Conlon Post 558, Plains Township. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Heidig; granddaughter, Megan Evans; brother, William Biniek, who

passed away on April 30, 2012, and sister-inlaw, Margaret Biniek. Andrew is survived by his wife, the former Joan Clark, with whom he celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary on April 24; daughter Theresa Biniek and fiancé, Rudy Caccia, Plains Township; son, Kevin and his wife, Amy Biniek, Plains Township; son, Andrew III and his wife, Lynese Biniek, Baltimore, Md.; daughter Tracey Biniek, Exeter; grandchildren, William Evans Jr., Kristin and Michael Malenovitch; Kevin Jr. and Nicholas Biniek, and Jessica Fink; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Joseph Biniek, Edward and his wife, Patricia Biniek, all of Plains Township, brother, Thomas and his wife, Gail Biniek, Plymouth; sister-in-law, Jane Biniek of Plains Township; his favorite sidekick, Eddie Jr., many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and

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neth Gentilezza, the staff at Moses Taylor Hospital and Allied Rehabilitation at Moses Taylor Hospital. And a special thanks to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart. Also surviving are a sister, Jennifer Griglock Haggerty; brother-in-law, Kevin Haggerty, and godson Kevin Haggerty, Dunmore; godparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Trottini, Exeter; godson Robbie Trottini, West Wyoming; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Marriggi, Pittston, and paternal grandfather, Mr. Edward Griglock, Pittston; inlaws, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Arcuri, Clarks Summit; brother and sister-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Richard Arcuri, and nephews, Joseph and Richard Jr., Scranton; brother and sister-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Arcuri, Tallahassee, Florida; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by paternal grandmother, Mary Griglock. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, May 18, 2012, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 237 William St., Pittston. Arrangements are by the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Avenue, West Pittston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Edward Griglock Memorial Fund at Fidelity Bank (338 N. Washington Ave. No. 101, Scranton, PA 18503) in scholarship toward the education of daughter Emma.

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Edward Charles Griglock, 36, a resident of Moosic, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012, at his parent’s home after a courageous battle with cancer. His wife of two years was the former Dawn Arcuri, West Scranton. The couple are the very proud parents of a baby girl, Emma Rose, 6 months Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of Edward Griglock and Valerie Marriggi Griglock. He was a graduate of Pittston Area High School, where he served as President of the Honor Society. He continued his education earning a post-graduate degree from the Temple University School of Pharmacy, where he also served as President of the Kappa Psi Beta Omega Pharmacy Chapter. He was a pharmacist at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, where he met the love of his life, Dawn, who soon became his wife. He was a historian of the Civil War and loved The Beatles. An accomplished musician himself, his collection of guitars was only outnumbered by Gettysburg artifacts. He was an insatiable reader, and had a lifelong passion for the Boston Red Sox, Notre Dame football, his family dogs and the music group Kiss. He never did anything halfway. He was all in. His greatest times in life were when he was surrounded by family, especially holidays at Auntie’s house. Family meant everything to him. He was a man of great faith. His earliest days found him serving as an altar boy at his family’s parish, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Pittston. The family has remained devoted to Our Lady of Mount Carmel and would also like to thank the Rev. Paul McDonnell, Monsignor David Tressler, the Rev. Thomas Muldowney and the Rev. Joe Sibilano for a lifetime of spiritual care. The family would like to express deepest gratitude to Dr. James Sheerer, Dr. Ken-

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Frances (Colburn) Shaup

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Robert P. Kotulski Sr., 69, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2012, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He was born in Swoyersville on February 20, 1943, a son of the late Stanley L. and Elizabeth Cheskiewicz Kotulski. He attended Luzerne High School. Robert was employed for many years as a local chef. He worked at the Host Hotel, Perugino’s Restaurant, Aldino’s Manor, Piledggi’s Restaurant and Lafratte’s Catering, prior to his retirement. Bob was an avid golfer and he enjoyed going to the casino. He was preceded in death by his brothers Jerry, William and Richard Kotulski. Surviving are sons, Robert P. Kotulski Jr. and his wife, Loraine, Wilkes-Barre; Mark Kotulski, Larksville; former

wife Andrea Coach Kotulski, Hanover Township; grandchildren, Scott Klinges and Anton Kotulski; great-granddaughter, Grace Klinges; brothers, Stanley Kotulski, Luzerne; Joseph Kotulski and his wife, Debbie, WilkesBarre; sisters, Betty McAdarra, Pittston; Rose Basta and her husband, Nick, California; Linda Thomas, Sellersville; nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Bob’s Life was held on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. Online condolences may be sent by visiting Robert’s obituary at www.natandgawlasfuneralhome.com.

Frances (Colburn) Shaup, 64, of Old Forge, passed away at home Wednesday afternoon, May 16, 2012, surrounded by her loving family after a fouryear battle with breast cancer and, more recently, a stroke. She is survived by her husband, David J. Shaup, with whom on November 9, 2011, she celebrated their 20th anniversary. Born in Swoyersville on July 3, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Zeibro Kaminski. Frances was a graduate of the former Bishop O’Reilly High School before earning a degree in cosmetology. Prior to her retirement, she worked in the local garment industry. She leaves behind a legacy of holding strong family values and caring for those

around her. A loving person who would go out of her way to help anyone in need, she will be dearly missed by everyone who had ever met her. She is also survived by her daughter, Kelly Herron, and husband Ronald, of Pittston Township; three step-children, Kelly David Shaup and wife Vanessa of Gilbert, Ariz.; Beth Anne Shaup of York; and Karen Shaup of Washington, D.C.; brother, Frank Kaminski, and wife Deidre, of Edwardsville; two sisters, Theresa Fraley and husband Ralph, and Christine Weldon, all of Swoyersville; four grandchildren, Meghan Colburn, Emily, Ronnie and Elizabeth Herron; many nieces and nephews.

Also preceding her in death was her first husband, Robert Colburn, in 1992; and her son, Bobby Colburn in 1998. Her family would like to acknowledge all of those who had been involved in Frances’ care throughout the past year, especially the staffs of both Hematology & Oncology Associates of Northeast Pennsylvania and VNA Hospice Unit. Funeral services were on Saturday, May 19, 2012, in the First United Methodist Church, Harrison St., in Old Forge, conducted by the Rev. Susan Hardman-Zimmerman, pastor. Interment was in Marcy Cemetery, Duryea. Arrangements were by the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge. Please visit www.KearneyFuneralHome.com to leave an online condolence.

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Margaret Mary Demellier May 14, 2012 Demellier and his wife, Sally, West Pittston; grandchildren, Leah Zelinka, Cletus F. Demellier Jr., Eric L. Demellier, Christina Davis, Kimberly Mikielski and Joseph Demellier; five greatgrandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, May 18, 2012, in St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre, with Monsignor Joseph Rauscher officiating. Interment was in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Shavertown. Arrangements were entrusted to Kniffen O’Malley Funeral Home Inc., 465 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations may be made to St. Andre Bessette Parish, 666 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705. To send Margaret’s family words of comfort and friendship, please visit www.BestLifeTributes.com.

Upon retirement from the military, Juan earned a Master’s degree from Temple University and began a career as a social studies teacher and coach of multiple sports at Shawnee High School in New Jersey. He also served as Secretary of the Rotary Club in Cinnaminson, N.J. After retirement from Shawnee High School in 1988, he attended Ohio Northern University and earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence. He was an avid Philadelphia sports fan; in particular, he enjoyed watching the Phillies. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Margaret Naugle. He is survived by his daugh-

ter, Jeanine Loftus, West Wyoming; sons, John Miranda and his wife, Jean, New Hope, Pa.; James Miranda and his wife, Renee, Bozeman, Mont.; grandchildren, Thomas J. Loftus, West Wyoming; John Miranda, Nicholas Miranda, and Timothy Miranda, New Hope, Pa.; Jacob Miranda, Courtney Miranda, Seth Miranda, and Margaret Miranda, Bozeman, Mont.; and nieces and nephews. ∝A private service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to send a memoriam are respectfully requested to make charitable contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Ann Begley Rehm May 13, 2012 Ann Begley Rehm, 85, of Brooks Estates, Pittston, died Sunday, May 13, 2012. She was the eldest daughter of her dearly departed parents, Hilda Welsch Begley and Walter J. Begley, of Pittston. She was a graduate of St. John the Evangelist High School and Pittston Hospital School of Nursing. Upon obtaining her R.N. degree, she moved to New York and joined the staff of The Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn, where she also attended Brooklyn College. It was in Brooklyn where she met and married her life’s love, Michael J. Rehm, who preceded her in death in 1989. She loved nursing and continued to advance in the profession through many hospitals in

New York City, retiring as Administrator of Nursing from Knickerbocker Hospital in 1975. She and her husband relocated to Laflin after his retirement from Chemical Bank, New York, in 1975, where they both became active members of St. Maria Goretti Parish. Ann was preceded in death by her brother Walter and sister and brother-in-law Rosemarie and William F. Clarke. Also preceding her in death was her nephew William F. Clarke Jr. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Joseph and Grace Begley, Fairfax, Va., and brother and sister-in-law John and Elaine Begley, Pittston, and a sister-in-law Dorothy Begley, Christiana, Pa. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

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Funeral services are entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township. The funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, from St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin. Interment took place in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Pittston. Memorial contributions may be made in Ann’s name to one of the following organizations: St. Jude Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or ASPCA Animal Shelter, Jumper Road, Plains.

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Margaret Mary Demellier, 88, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Wilkes-Barre on July 25, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Margaret (Walter) Reinhart. She was a graduate of St. Nick’s High School. Prior to retiring, she was employed as a secretary by Planter’s Nut and Chocolate. She was a member of St. Andre Bessette Parish, formerly Holy Savior Church, Wilkes-Bare. She was great at doing crafts, knitting and sewing. She would always make something for babies. Margaret was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Colman; and brother, Francis Reinhart. Surviving is her husband of 65 years, Cletus T. Demellier; sons, Cletus F. Demellier and his wife, Hazle, Wilkes-Barre; Gerard C.

Lt. Col. Juan F. Miranda, West Wyoming, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, in his home. Born in Caguas, Puerto Rico, he attended Florida State University, and later served for 23 years as a counter-intelligence officer in the United States Army, where he ascended to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He proudly served in Europe and Vietnam, where he was the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for valor and the Army Commendation Medal for valorous actions in direct contact with enemy forces. Following his service in Vietnam, he served in Guatemala as head of military security.

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Susan Yaletsko of WilkesBarre; grandmother Erma Yaletsko of Philadelphia; nieces, Justine Gaines, Carly Miller and Cloe Morgan. Mr. Yaletsko’s funeral was held Thursday, May 17, 2012, from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 & 118, Pikes Creek, with Pastor Marty Everhart of St. Luke’s Reformation Lutheran Church, Noxen, officiating. Interment was in the Dymond Section of Orcutt’s Grove Cemetery, Noxen. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Fox Hill Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Online condolences can be placed at clswansonfuneralhome.com.

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Harry W. Yaletsko Jr., age 39, of Noxen, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Eaton Township. Mr. Yaletsko was born June 13, 1972, in Kingston, and was the son of Harry William Yaletsko Sr. of West Pittston and Catherine Chopack Yaletsko of WilkesBarre. He was employed at the Lowes Distribution Center in Pittston. Harry loved nature and cared for the welfare of animals. Harry enjoyed riding his quad, hunting and fishing. “Go Eagles!” Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife of 11 years, the former Denise Gaines; sons, Joshua and Bryan “Hubba,” both at home; brothers, Andrew Yaletsko, David Yaletsko, both of Wilkes-Barre; Jason Yaletsko of West Pittston; sister

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Gilley, Ferretti to marry Patricia Ferretti and Kenneth Gilley Jr., together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Joseph and Marianne Ferretti of Exeter. She is currently working on her cosmetology teacher’s license at Empire Beauty School in Moosic. The prospective groom is the son of Alan and the late Barbra Sowa of Exeter. He is currently working on his Associate’s Degree in Architectural Design at Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke. The wedding is planned for October 20, 2012 at St. Cecilia’s Church, Exeter.

August wedding planned Jessica Marie Posluszny and Jack Richard Lewis, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Marvin and Cathy Posluszny, Dupont. She is the granddaughter of Joan Odell and the late Al Odell, Pittston Twp., and the late Edward and Josephine Posluszny, Pittston. She is a 2007 graduate of Pittston Area High School, and is currently employed at Lord and Taylor, Wilkes-Barre, as a customer service representative. The prospective groom is the son of Robert "Stretch" and Mary Ruth Lewis, Pittston. He is the grandson of the late Jack and Rosarie Lewis, Pittston, and the late Richard and Marie Walsh, Pittston. He is a 2007 honors graduate of Pittston Area High School and graduated cum laude from Wilkes University in 2011. He is currently employed at Evergreen Behavioral Intervention for Children, Luzerne. The couple will exchange vows on August 18, 2012, at the Moosic United Methodist Church, Moosic.

Doyle, Weldon plan nuptials Marissa Lee Doyle and Thomas Stephen Weldon, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of John and Maria Doyle, Pittston. She is the granddaughter of the late Minnie and Michael Orlando Sr., Pittston, and John Doyle and the late Ruth Doyle, Oakmont. Miss Doyle is a 2003 graduate of Wyoming Seminary. She graduated from Columbia University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies and is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law with a certificate in Children’s Studies. She is currently employed by The Children’s Defense Fund of Ohio. The prospective groom is the son of Victoria and Stephen Weldon of Columbus, Ohio. He is the grandson of the late Elizabeth and Joseph Thomas, Belle Valley, Ohio, and the late Helen and Patrick Weldon, Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Weldon is a 2004 graduate of New Albany High School. He graduated from Columbia University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He is employed as a Director of Operations for Payliance in Columbus, Ohio. A September 1, 2012, wedding is planned.

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Mr. and Mrs. David Krolikowski

Krolikowskis note 25 years Mr. and Mrs. David Krolikowski, Pittston, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on May 2. They were married on May 2, 1987 at St. Rocco’s Church, Pittston by the late Father Mario Buttini. Their attendants were Michelle Lamark Stark, Bonnie Thomas, Carmella DeFiore Pahler, Brad Mrugal, Charles Brunn and Brian Tobin. Mr. Krolikowski is the son of Mrs. Jean Krolikowski, Plymouth, and Walter Krolikowski, Wilkes-Barre. He is employed at Diamond Manufacturing, Wyoming, and as a real estate agent for Crossin Real Estate, Pringle. Mrs. Krolikowski is the former Connie Marie Cipolla, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Cipolla, Pittston. She is employed at Kmart, Pittston. The couple has one son, Christopher, 19, who is currently attending Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke where he is completing his Associate Degree in Office Information Technology. A summer trip is planned to celebrate the occasion.

Twenty-two students receive First Holy Communion Twenty-two children received their First Eucharist at Corpus Christi Parish on May 5th. Shown are the First Holy Communion Class, first row, from left, Edward Langdon,

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Falls seniors enjoy Cinco de Mayo

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo at the Falls Senior Citizens Center are, from left, first row, Joseph Negron, Margie O'Fier, Marita Zim, Margaret Zalackas, Gayle Bodin. Second row, Darlene Headley, Pat Fisher, Mary Yatsko, Eleanor Rezykowski, Elaine Pendleton, Jeanette Martin, Pat Smith. Third row, John Headley, Marilyn Fitzgerald, Stanley Kaiser, Eugene Smith, Ron Jackson.

The members and friends of the Falls Senior Center sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne/Wyoming Counties celebrated Cinco de Mayo with food, games and music with Eugene Smith on the piano and Ron Jackson on the guitar. The center welcomes anyone 60 years of age and older.

Upcoming events include: Walking Club – 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 16; Garden Club, 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 16; open house and historical pictures of Falls, Lake Winola, Mill City, West Falls (Exeter Township) and Northmoreland Township, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, May 18; open to general community with his-

torical pictures, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 19. Anyone having pictures or history to share is welcome. A bake sale, flea market and perennials will also be available for sale. Daily activities of the center include Wii, card games, shuffleboard and rock painting. Anyone 60

plus can come for a hot meal at noon for a suggested donation of $2. RSVP to Twila at 388-2623 by 12:30 p.m. the day before. The Center is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located on Route 92 in Falls.

The Upper Valley Eye Bank met recently at the East Mountain Apartment Community Room, Plains. Frokm left, seated, are Nancy Baiera, vice president; Marina Martin, president; Betty Dantone, acting secretary, all from Upper Valley Eye Bank. Second row, Terry Milligan, Darlene Walkowiak, Charlotte McAdarra, president; Charlene Poulos, Alice Jendrejeski, I.P.D.G. Eileen Yurish, P.D.G. John Milligan, all from JLW Mt. Laurel Lions Club.

Avoca cub scout takes second Mt. Laurel Lions host Eye Bank at area Pinewood Derby Race The Two Mountain District Pinewood Derby Race was held in April and included Scouts from all local areas who won their local Pinewood Derby Race. Winners from the Cub Scout Tiger Group are, from left, Joseph Kraynak, Pack 106 Mountain Top, first place; Jordan Shearer Pack 316, Avoca, second place; and Stephen Kapsick. Pack 241, Parsons, third place.

The Upper Valley Eye Bank recently met at the East Mountain Apartment Community Room, Plains. This meeting was hosted by the J.L.W. Mt. Laurel Lions Club.

Eyeglasses were collected and a report on the Cornea Transplant Program was given. Guest speaker for the evening was Deanna Del Conte who spoke on the subject of stress. Plans were made for the up-

coming Eye Bank Banquet to be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 7 at Holy Resurrection Church Hall, South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre. Cost is $15. For information, call Nancy Baiera at 655-0345.

za, cereal with toast, breakfast bars, fresh fruit, juice & low fat milk. middle school breakfast: Monday: egg & cheese on bagel or french toast sticks with syrup Tuesday: sausage & cheese on english muffin or scrambled eggs with toast Wednesday: pancakes with syrup or egg, bacon & cheese on bagel Thursday: breakfast pizza or egg & cheese on bagel Friday: waffles with syrup or ham & cheese on bagel available daily: plain and specialty pizza, whole grain chicken patty, buffalo chicken hoagie, salads, assorted hoagies and wraps

Tuesday: pork roast or roast turkey with gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, dinner roll, low fat milk Wednesday: bbq or buffalo chicken sandwich or grilled ham & cheese on bun, baked fries, mandarin oranges, low fat milk Thursday: turkey chili over rice, bread slice or corn dog nuggets, carrots, pears , low fat milk Friday: cheese steak hoagie or pepperoni pizza, green beans, mixed fruit, low fat milk alternates: Italian wrap, chef salad, turkey hoagie, popcorn chicken with bread breakfast: Monday: hot pockets Tuesday: pancake sausage wrap Wednesday: sausage, egg & cheese on bagel Thursday: scrambled eggs with toast Friday: waffles with syrup available daily: breakfast pizza, assorted cereals with buttered toast, juice and low fat milk

SCHOOL MENUS WYOMING AREA SECONDARY CENTER Menu for week of May 20 Monday: A. Turkey and cheese on bagel. B. Mozzarella breadsticks w/ Marinara sauce. C. Chicken fajita w/lettuce, tomato, salsa, sour cream. D. Riba-que, cheeseburger or chicken patty on bun. Sides: Celery & carrots/ ranch dip, baked potato wedges, mixed fruit. Tuesday: A. Hot dog w/ chili sauce and/or cheese sauce. B. Macaroni and cheese. C. Philly double cheese steak 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’s Grande w/beef taco, double cheese, lettuce, tomato salsa and sour cream. D. Rib-a-que, cheeseburg-

er or chicken patty on bun. Sides: Mashed potatoes/ gravy, green beans, 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, pickles, pears. Friday: Early dismissal no lunch service, grab and go breakfast. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Menu for week of May 20 Monday: Turkey and cheese on bun or grilled cheese sandwich, carrots, celery, broccoli/dip tomato soup, saltines, Minute Maid Frozen Juice Bar. Alternate – Cheese sandwich, or PBJ or 4 oz. yogurt and animal crackers all with choice of string cheese or sunflower seeds. Breakfast – Warm Danish, cereal, juice milk Tuesday: Hot dog on

bun, macaroni I and cheese, brown sugar carrots, applesauce. Alternate – Cheese sandwich, or PBJ or 4 oz. yogurt and animal crackers all with choice of string cheese or sunflower seeds. Breakfast - Whole-wheat English muffin w/jelly, juice, milk Wednesday: Baked popcorn chicken, bread, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, Jell-o. Alternate – Cheese sandwich, or PBJ or 4 oz. yogurt and animal crackers all with choice of string cheese or sunflower seeds. Breakfast – Super fortified donut, cereal, juice, milk Thursday: Cheeseburger or chicken patty on bun, baked freedom fries, pickle, pears. Alternate – Cheese sandwich, or PBJ or 4 oz. yogurt and animal crackers all with choice of string cheese or sunflower seeds.

Breakfast - Scrambled eggs w/sausage, wholewheat toast, fruit juice, milk Friday: Early dismissal no lunch – Break box breakfast

PITTSTON AREA HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL Menu for week of May 21 Monday: meatball hoagie with cheese, carrots, fruit, low fat milk Tuesday: Stromboli, green beans, fruit, low fat milk Wednesday: Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, bread slice, fruit, low fat milk Thursday:chicken parmesan with noodles, corn, fruit, low fat milk Friday: sausage, egg & cheese on bagel, hash browns, fruit, low fat milk high school breakfast: grab & go at cafeteria store has hot breakfast sandwiches, breakfast piz-

INTERMEDIATE, PRIMARY, KINDERGARTEN Menu for week of May 21 Monday: cheeseburger slider or macaroni & cheese, bread slice, mixed vegetables, applesauce, low fat milk


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Nico DeMark Nico Carmen DeMark, son of Carmen and Nancy DeMark, Bear Creek Township is celebrating his sixth birthday on May 24. Nico is the grandson of John and Delores Seman, Wyoming and loving him from above are his late grandparents, Carmen DeMark and Ann Fornett. Nico has a little sister Ava, who is 2 years old. Nico attends Huntzinger’s Karate and participates in T ball, basketball and soccer. Nico celebrated his birthday with a Ninjago Spinjitsu party at Danko’s Rock Climbing and Obstacle Course.

Carson Lombardo Carson Lombardo, son of Richard and Candy Lombardo, of Dupont, celebrated his sixth birthday on May 16. He is the grandson of Angelo Lombardo and the late Rita Lombardo of Dupont and Paul and Mary Bickelman, Moscow. Carson has two brothers, Nicholas and Antonio.

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Isabella Williams

Maeve Bernadine Judge, daughter of Timothy and Jennifer Judge, Avoca, will celebrate her third birthday on May 26. She is the granddaughter of Gene and Grace Brady, West Pittston, Pat and Kim Judge, Moosic and the late Bernadine Krehely Judge.

Isabella (Izzy) Williams, daughter of Fran and Crystal Williams of Duryea, celebrated her first birthday on May 17. She is the granddaughter of Alan Weitz of Moosic, Linda Weitz and Joe Nosek both of Duryea, and the late Fran and Leona Williams both of Duryea. Isabella has two brothers, Jonathon 13, and Francis, 8. A party was held in honor of the celebration.

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Michael Margalis, son of Nicole and Mike Margalis of Thornhurst, is celebrating his seventh birthday today, May 20. He is the grandson of Ray and Ellie Perrins, Thornhurst and the late John and Nancy Margalis. He is the-great grandson of Eleanor Iorio, Pittston. His godparents are his cousins Diane Perrins and Chris Iorio Jr. Michael has two big sisters, Rayelle and Kristi. He celebrated his birthday with a skateboarding party with friends and family.

Michael Jeffrey Rabel celebrated his 2nd birthday in April. Michael is the son of Jeffrey and Tyra Rabel of Woodbridge, Connecticut. Paternal grandparents are Theodora (Teddy) Rabel of Wyoming and the late Edward Rabel of Maryland. Maternal grandparents are Joseph and Kelly Dellacroce of Woodbridge, Connecticut.

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Anthony Forlenza Anthony Albert Forlenza, son of Albert and Gina Forlenza, of West Pittston, celebrated his sixth birthday on May 17. He has an older sister, Selena. He is the grandson of John and Doreen Lamela, of Sweet Valley, and Albert and Kathy Forlenza, of West Pittston. He is the great-grandson of Julia Boyer, of Missouri; Manuela Lamela, of New Jersey; and Jule Bianco, of West Pittston. Anthony plays t-ball for the West Pittston Little League. He attends kindergarten at Montgomery Avenue School in the Wyoming Area School District.

Sadie O’Brien Sadie Anna O’Brien, daughter of Earl and Kelly O’Brien, Avoca, celebrated her first birthday on May 9. Her maternal grandparents are Thomas and Annie Jackson, Moosic. Her paternal grandparents are Jack and Marie O’Brien, Avoca.

Laflin Library Assn. members gather for annual dinner Members of the Laflin Public Library Library Week. From left, seated, are Ann Sanding, Nancy Coassolo, Dr. Leona Association gathered recently for their Marie Durako, Maryann Pinkos, Dorothy Castor, Janet Rygiel, Cheta Malvizzi, annual dinner in observance of National Shea Yazurlo and Regina Hrichison. Carol Fisher and Betty Reinhard.

Pittston Library announces summer events

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.

The Pittston Library will be closed The Wednesday Lego Club group will week of June 11. on Saturday, May 26 and Monday, meet on June 6. The Monday Lego Club May 28 for Memorial Day. group will meet on June 11. Lego club Teen events May 19 - Noon to 3 p.m., Family is wait list only by calling the library. Computer class Gamefest. Show off your Wii gaming skills. Open to all ages. A basic computer class for adults Summer reading program May 21 - 6 p.m., Hangout Club, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Mondays The theme for this year’s summer with the exception of May 21 and reading program is “Dream Big, Read.” our teen book club, will discuss May 28. Programs for readers ages 18 months “Kingdom Keepers: Disney After through adult with age-related programs Dark” by Ridely Pearson. Crochet Club May 24 – 6:30 p.m., Friends of the and activities are planned. Crochet Club meets at 10 a.m. on Programs will include reading, sci- Library meeting. Tuesdays and at 6 p.m. on Thursdays. ence, crafts, family movie nights, prizes May 31 - 6 p.m., May Game Mayand more. The program will run June 18 hem. Join us for an evening of “ApLego Club to August 13. Sign up week will be the ples to Apples.”

Clergy travel to W. Pittston church Nearly two dozen members of clergy from throughout the northeast section of the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem recently visited the Trinity Episcopal Church of West Pittston to learn about the church’s efforts to help local residents affected during the September flooding. The visiting clergy also toured the flooded sections

of West Pittston on foot and by car. Those in attendance included The Right Reverend Paul V. Marshall, Bishop, and the Venerable Howard Stringfellow III, Archdeacon. Trinity’s rector, the Reverend John Major, and parish FLOODCare coordinator Janine Ungvarsky presented a slide show of photos from the flooded neighborhoods

and Trinity’s relief efforts, along with a PowerPoint presentation on the programs and resources provided to Episcopal churches throughout the country by Episcopal Relief & Development. The diocese is working with Episcopal Relief & Development to obtain resources to help with flood recovery throughout the region.


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They’re getting a read on learning Community Readers read aloud to students at the Primary Center on April 25. Each reader left the book read aloud for the classroom library. Mrs. Rosemary Dessoye, executive vicepresident of the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce, coordi-

nated the volunteer readers who represented business and professional men and women from the community. Left photo, Firstgraders at the Pittston Area Primary Center recently had a visit from community readers. From left, first row, are Nicole Dennis,

Anthony Chacko, Richard Bowen, Brianna Carozza, Hayden Drass. Second row, Emma Conte, Kyle Breymeier, Nick Brojakowski, Nevaeh Thomas, Luke Galli. Third row, Kary Chwasciewski, Dawn Cebula, Rep. Michael Carroll, William

Burke ESQ., Joe Boylan. Fourth row, Noreen K. Collins, Joanne Dahms, Nancy Dessoye, Paul Farber, Tina Fisher, Ginger Renfer, and Mrs. McAndrew, principal. Right photo, Second-grade students at the Pittston Area Primary Center, From left, first row,

are Nadia Costagliola, Patrick Bohan, Zander Bragg, Karl Pecha, Ozzie Dobrowalski. Second row, Gisella Dauchert, Logan Bertrand, Vincenzo Bonomo, Abigail Donnelly, Lily Craig. Third row, Mary Kenney, Kelli Kowalczyk, Louise LoPresto,

Julie Lucarella, Craig Lukatch, Mrs. McAndrew, principal. Fourth row, Shirley Bartos, Brandi Bartush, Ronald McDonald, Ginger Renfer, Kim Wysokinski, Barbara Pirrella-Sico, Rosanne Ricotta, Kristine Kenney.

Primary Center learns of mothers, flowers and all things May The “What’s Special About May?” Assembly was held on May 4 at the Pittston Area Primary Center. Mrs. Richards’ and Mrs. Pramick’s first-grade classes performed songs, poems and movements that highlighted special events during the month of May. Reading and math skills are

integrated into the performance. All students at the Primary Center have the opportunity to perform in one assembly during the year. Left photo is students in Mrs. Richards’ first-grade class at the Pittston Area Primary Center who participated in the “What’s Special About May?”assembly

Christopher Kabacinki, of Duryea, was recently awarded an Emerson National Scholarship. From left, are Kabacinski, InterMetro Industries; Christopher Kabacinski, Emerson Scholarship recipient; and John Nackley, president, InterMetro Industries.

Duryea’s Kabacinski honored Christopher Kabacinski, of Duryea, a student at Holy Redeemer High School, has been awarded an Emerson National Scholarship. Kabacinski is among 30 recipients of the scholarship awarded annually to children of Emerson employees. He is the son of Andre and Mary Ann Kabacinski. Andre Kabacinski is a product engineer at InterMetro Industries in Wilkes-Barre, a division of Emerson. Kabacinski has a sister, Kristen, a senior at Holy Redeemer High School and a sister, Ashley, a medical laboratory scientist at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McGlynn, Duryea and the late Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Kabacinski.

Winners were selected from among 128 finalists and were announced recently by Michael G. Rohret, Emerson Senior Vice President, Human Resources. Kabacinski plans to attend Boston College and major in English and writing. At Holy Redeemer, he is a member of the National Honor Society, cross country and track and field team. The winners of the Emerson scholarship receive $2,000 per academic year for four years. Selection is based on academic performance of the applicant ,including grade point average, class rank and national test scores. Participation in school activities and community involvement are also considered in the selection process.

are, from left, first row, Thomas Koppenhauer, Joseph Marino, Kaden Whispell, Davina Krappa, Ryan Starr, Angelina DeLeon, Joshua Curry. Second row, Jackie Gurdock, McKenzie Corona, Adam Jones, Ayden Thomas, Ashton Cope, Cody Smith, Trinity Kline, Alyson Rinker. Third

row, James Dupras, Amber Demarco, Kailee Winburn, Joshua Mease, Shane Balchune, Alex D’Amico, Osly Martinez, Frankie Bukevicz, Brianna Carrozza, Mrs. Richards and Mr. Moran. Right photo, Students in Mrs. Pramick’s first-grade class at the Pittston Area Primary Center

Sheryl Klus, of West Wyoming, was recently named winner of this year's Northeastern Region of PSEA-Retired Scholarship. From left, are Mary Moran, president, Northeastern Region PSEA-Retired; Robert Cooke, scholarship committee; Sheryl Klus and Mrs. Patricia Klus.

W. Wyoming’s Klus earns scholarship Sheryl Klus, of West Wyoming, a junior at Lebanon Valley College, has been named the winner of this year’s Northeastern Region of PSEA-Retired Scholarship. Klus was chosen from 30 applicants. An Early Childhood and Special Education major, Klus was involved in the Arnold Experiential Grant, which examined the impact of aerobic exercise on the academic performance of children diagnosed with autism spectral disorder.

She assisted in analyzing data and presented at statewide and regional conferences including the International Council for Exceptional Children Conference in Denver, Colorado. She is a dean’s list student for the past three years and has served as the president of her Student PSEA chapter. Klus will spend part of the summer studying overseas in London before returning to Lebanon Valley to complete her student teaching.

who participated in the “What’s Special About May?” assembly are, from left, first row, Christopher Donnelly, Alessondra Meranti, Makenna Russo, Alexander Michalo, Ethan Owen, Ryan Kane, Nicholas Brojkowski, Agustin Sosa. Second row, Isabella Petrucci, Allie Reardon, Ty-

ra Winters, Dustin Baldoni, Alexandria Brody, Cora Peak, Luci Pagnotti, Damien Marquez. Third row, Chloe Shannon, Kalista Armitage, Socrate Deriphonse, Nicholas Losavich, Nicholas Gittens, Madison Wisniewski, Cora Peak, Luci Pagnotti, Damien Marquez, Mrs. Pramick.

Three and a half to 4-year-old morning nursery school students pose like a forest of trees.

Cookie Corner participates in yoga exercise program Nursery school and preschool children attending the Cookie Corner participated in a program of yoga exercise led by instructor Corinne Farrell. Miss Corinne is the mother of Sophia Farrell, one

of the Cookie Corner’s nursery school students. She introduced the children to basic yoga poses and movements in a way that the children could relate to and have fun.

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National Honor Society inducts members The Pittston Area National Honor Society held its 35th annual induction ceremony on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012. Christopher Musto, president, welcomed friends, family, and students, and introduced Mr. John Haas, principal, who spoke with high regards of the

students of the National Honor Society. During the candlelight service, Samantha Horchos, vice president; Mallory Yozwiak, secretary; Sarah Kosik, treasurer; and Michael Hizny; parliamentarian spoke of the pillars, Service, Leadership, Character,

and Scholarship, upheld by the National Honor Society. Sixtyfive new students were inducted into the school’s chapter. Mrs. Joyce Salvo is the moderator of the Pittston Area Chapter of the National Honor Society. Below are the members of the society.

Sophomore members of the Pittston Area National Honor Society are, from left, first row, Rachel Longo, Michael Antal, Rhiannon Avvisato, Ali Brady, Laura Brady, Christine Briggs, Nicole Chaiko, Joseph Champi, Samantha Coleman, Enrico Connors, Alexa Danko, Anthony D'Eliseo. Second row, Lori DeFazio, Dominique DelPriore, James Emmett, Brandon Ferrance, Marie Terese Fox, Lea Garibaldi, Mason Gross, Michael Harth, Emily Herron, Brittany Hypolite, Katie Jobson, Rachel Lazevnick. Third row, Steven Lee, Carmen LoBrutto, Maria Lussi, Irene Magdon, Jennifer Mataloni, Kallie Miller, Matthew Miller, Brittini Morrell, Jenna Mundenar, Leanne Para, Justin Peterson, Samantha Piazza. Fourth row, Troy Platukus, Charles Poli, Taylor Powers, Alyssa Rodzniak, Sara Ruby, Micahel Schwab, Rachel Simansky, Tyler Spurlin, Bridget Starinsky, Alyssa Talerico, Kayla Vogue, Carly Walker. Fifth row, Richard Weinstock, Kevin Wesolowski, Trent Woodruff, Tyler Woodruff, Meredith Yozwiak. Absent at the time of the photo was Megan Dougherty.

New junior and senior members of the Pittston Area National Honor Society are, from left, fitrst row, Nicholas Bolka, Ronald D'Eliseo, Michael Harding, Kaitlynn Kuchta, Matthew Pierantoni. Second row, Joshua Rugletic, Brian Stonikinis, Jonathan Tonte, James Connors, Sarah DeMace and Christopher Kovaleski.

Officers of the Pittston Area National Honor Society are, from left, Anthony Capozucca, Junior Representative; Michael Hizny, Parliamentarian; Mallory Yozwiak, Secretary; Samantha Horchos, Vice President; Christopher Musto, President; Sarah Kosik, Treasurer; Anthony Schwab, Historian; and Kristen Lombardo, Junior Representative

Craft, gift sale nets $1,700 for Hughestown borough Organizers Mary Ann Quick, left, and Mary Golya present Hughestown Councilman Eddie Strubeck with a check for

Anyone interested in par$1,700 from proceeds collected at the Hughestown ticipating, may do so by Hose Company Craft and calling Quick 654-5763 or Gift Sale. The annual event Golya at 655-4552. is held in November.

Junior members of the Pittston Area High School National Honor Society are, from left, first row, Frank Ardo, Aaron Black, Maria Capitano, Anthony Capozucca, Matthew Carroll, Michael Chisdock, Jordan Cumbo, Christian Curtis, Sarah Driscoll, Austin Elko, Kristen Fereck, Cassandra Giarratano. Second row, Jeremy Homeschek, John Kielbasa, Olivia Lanza, Catherine Lombardo, Kristen Lombardo, Katrina Lutecki, Christopher Lynch, Elizabeth Mikitish, Connor Mitchell, Kelly Mitchell. Third row, Brian Mlodzienski, Cassie Nocito, Calvin O'Boyle, Mark Prebish, Suraj Pursnani, Shelby Rinaldi, Bryan Russo, Kristen Santey, Matthew Shamnoski. Fourth row, Julia Shandra, Amy Silinskie, Jillian Starinsky, Joseph Starinsky, Stephen Starinsky, Cory Tobin, Ryan Tracy, Shannon Turner, Miranda Waruneck. Absent at the time of the photo were Jamie Lombardo and Matthew Yatison.

National Honor Society Senior Members: First Row, left to right:Thomas Allardyce, Emily Bogdan, Bianca Bolton, Tina Boyanowski, Nicolette Bradshaw, Kaitlin Brady, Charles Bresser, Tyler Cummings, Brittany Czerniakowski, Christine D'Agostino, Brian Delaney, Patrick Dougherty, David Dragon. Second Row, left to right: Danielle Fereck, Michelle Fernando, Nina Fischer, Afton Fonzo, Jordan Gruttadauria, Jennifer Hadley, Joseph Harth, Michael Harth, Samantha Horchos, Stephanie Jugus, Kelly kenner, Edward Klein, Sarah Kosik, Kara Kozar. Third Row, left to right: James LaMarca, Jamie Lee, Timothy Lello, Kelly Lynn, Anthony J. Mancini, Katherine McGinty, Ashely Menichini, Todd Mitchell, Christopher Musto, Marissa Nardone, Kristi Naylor, Grace O'Neill, Jessica Oliveri. Fourth Row, left to right: Benjamin Pace, Anna Podrasky, Rachele Poveromo, Nicholas Remsky, Anthony Schwab, Christen Sedlak, Jenna Sharr, Steven Sklanka, Alison Slomba, Shelby Smith, Michael Stankoski, Steven Stravinski, Matthew Taylor, Gabrielle Vaxmonsky. Fifth Row, left to right: David Whispell, Edward Winn ÖÖÖ, Bryan Winters, Mallory Yozwiak and Michael Panuski. Absent from photo: Anthony Amitia, Jessica Baker, Pietro Colella, Danielle Corcoran, Elizabeth Cox, Devon Davis, Kenneth Miller, Amy Mozeleski, and Ariel Porzuczek.

Boy Scout sponsors blood drive Enrico Connors, a member of Boy Scout Troop 285 in Duryea, sponsored a blood drive for the American Red Cross at St. John the Evangelist church on February 12 as his Eagle Scout project. The drive had

162 people registered and collected 61 pints of blood. Assisting in the drive were Mary Ann Smith and Red Cross volunteers, Connors’ fellow Scouts and leaders from Troop 285, Quinn’s Market, Gerri-

ty’s, Price Chopper and Msgr. Bendik and the Sunday Dispatch. From left, are James Connors, Enrico Connors, Red Cross Supervisor Jennifer Smith and Assistant Scoutmaster Sherwood Grablec.


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Seen following the presentation of Moot Court Tournament awards are, from left: Salvadore Diaz, Spencer Norris, Harold Roberts, Peter Angelica, Princeton University Moot Court Tournament Director; Logan May, Matthew Obeid and Locchanan Sreeharikesan.

Seminary excels in moot court Six Wyoming Seminary students recently competed in the Princeton University Spring Moot Court Tournament, one of the largest and most prestigious moot court tournaments in the country and featuring 122 teams from the eastern part of the United States in this year’s competition.The Sem students competed in three teams of two players each, and

the team of senior Logan May, Dallas, and junior Harold Roberts, New York City, N.Y. placed third in the tournament, losing to the eventual champion in the semifinal round by a single ballot. May also was one of ten student attorneys, out of 244 competitors, to be recognized as a top attorney after the first four rounds of competition.The other Sem students

who competed in the tournament are sophomore Salvadore Diaz, Avoca; sophomore Matthew Obeid, Pittston; junior Spencer Norris, Mountain Top; and freshman Locchanan Sreeharikesan, Scranton.Moot court is a simulation of an appeals court or Supreme Court hearing in which student attorneys prepare and present oral arguments in front of a panel of judges.

Row 1, from left, Chloe Bidwell, crown bearer, Mathew Mahally escort, Joseph Kasisky, escort. Row 2, from left, Justin Januszko escort to the May Queen, Alyson Manley, May Queen.

WAC students crown Mary Wyoming Area Catholic School community celebrated a special prayer service and May Crowning of the Blessed

Virgin Mary. Deacon James Cortegerone from St. John the Evangelist Church in Pittston led the school communi-

ty in the prayer service. Students in eighth grade acted as the honor guard for the procession for the crowning.

Dental students help children Students in the Luzerne County Community College Dental Assisting program participated in the recent Children’s Dental Health Day at the Wyoming Valley Mall sponsored by the Luzerne County Dental Society. Free dental exams for children were provided at the event. The

Local resident carries torch Special Olympics Eastern Pictured above is Diane Ma- athlete who was chosen to carry Bowling Sectionals were held riatte of West Pittston, the Lu- the torch during the closing ceron April 1, 2012 in Allentown. zerne County Special Olympics emony.

LCCC dental students distributed gift bags and took part in photos with the tooth fairy and a variety of games. Shown are, from left, first row Elena Grushke, Mountain Top; Holly Dottle, Vandling; Hellen Bunnell, Millville; and Heather Stefanick, Hazleton. Second row,

Kelly McLaughlin, Pittston; Gina Bordi, Olyphant; Kayla Sokola, Hanover; Amanda Wright, Kingston; Alexandra Martinez, Bloomsburg; Kaitlyn Raup, Danville; Stacy Petro, Hunlock Creek; and Jeanne Farrell, Larksville, CDA, EFDA, instructor, dental assisting, LCCC.

West Pittston teen honored Rebecca Lynn Colwell, 16, of West Pittston, earned the title of Miss Keystone’s Outstanding Teen 2012 at the Eastern Regional Scholarship Pageant recently held in Allentown. She will be competing in the Miss Pennsylvania Outstanding Teen Pageant in Pittsburgh, to try for the Miss Pennsylvania Outstanding Teen Title. She is the daughter of Saundra Colwell, and a Sophomore at Wyoming Area Secondary Center. She is a member of the Award Winning WA Indoor Percussion Unit and Marching Band as well as Senior Girl Scout. Rebecca’s platform is "Helping Families Deal With Pancreatic Cancer".” Rebecca has been a student at David Blight School of Dance, Wilkes-Barre since the age of five, and is under the direction of Candice Miscavage and Chrissy Howe.

Cherundolo gets chem honor

Twirlerettes win competition Pittston Division of Lyn- first place in both Dance- performance at the West nette’s Twirlerettes compet- Twirl and Pom pon events in Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival this past weekend. ed in a baton twirling com- their age division. They also held a twirling petition and was awarded

Old Forge High School student Anne Cherundolo received Susquehanna Valley Section American Chemical Society Award on May 9 at Bloomsburg University. The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit scientific and educational association of professional chemist and chemical engineers. The society presents numerous awards for outstanding achievement in various fields of chemistry through national, regional, divisional, and local channels. Fellowships and research grants fro basic research are administered by the society. The Susquehanna Valley Section of the ACS includes members from eight counties in central to northeast-

ern Pennsylvania. Shown is Anne Cherundolos receiving the award from Dr. Don Mencer of Wilkes University, the Chairman of The American Chemical So-

ciety, Susquehanna Valley Section. Anne was an Exam A runner-up and her teacher is Ms. Adrianna Rupprecht.


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CHEVY ‘10 CAMARO SS

SXT 29,200 miles Red $12,995

GMC ‘08 SIERRA SLT

LOADED w/ Plow 25,600miles White $31,495

FORD ‘08 EXPLORER

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

415 Autos-Antique & Classic

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406

ATVs/Dune Buggies

HAWK 2011 UTILITY ATV

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012 @ 2:00 P.M.

150 Special Notices

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

ATV, 110 CC. Brand New Tomahawk Kids Quad. Only $695 takes it away! 570-817-2952 Wilkes-Barre

409

Autos under $5000

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HONDA ‘00 PASSPORT

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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-BENZ `73 450SL with Convertible

removable hard top, power windows, AM /FM radio with cassette player, CD player, automatic, 4 new tires. Champagne exterior; Italian red leather interior inside. Garage kept, excellent condition. Reduced price to $26,000. Call 570-825-6272

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MERCURY `79 ZEPHYR

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

OLDSMOBILE `68 DELMONT

State St. & Highland Avenue Clarks Summit, PA Volvo ‘04 Light Beige Metallic $11,490

CHEVY ‘00 MALIBU 4 doors, 6cylinder, auto 107K miles. 4 new tires runs great. $2,900 570-575-0192

Chevrolet ‘99 Blazer Pewter $4,697

Buick ‘01 LeSabre White $4,995

Honda ‘03 CR-V Silver $9,995

Mitsubishi ‘03 Eclipse Silver

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Audi `01 A6 Quattro 123,000 miles, 4.2 liter V8, 300hp, silver with black leather,heated steering wheel, new run flat tires, 17” rims, 22 mpg, German mechanic owned. Reduced $4995. 570-822-6785

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Ford ‘05 Escape Blue $8,995

Chrysler ‘05 300 AWD $11,995

Toyota ‘05 Highlander Red $13,997

Jeep ‘06 Commander Black $14,995

Jeep ‘09 Commander Dark Blue $16,973

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HARLEY DAVIDSON `07

Road King Classic FLHRC. Burgundy / Cream. 6 speed. Cruise control. Back rests, grips, battery tender, cover. Willie G accessories. 19,000 miles. $13,250. Williamsport, PA 262-993-4228

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

SUZUKI ‘01 VS 800 GL INTRUDER Garage kept, no rust, lots of chrome, black with teal green flake. Includes storage jack & 2 helmets. $3600 570-410-1026

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

421

Boats & Marinas

GRUMMAN ‘95 DEEPV 16’ 48hp Evinrude 50 lb thrust electric motor. All tackle and life vests included. Live well, fish finder. $4,000 570-579-3975

427

Commercial Trucks & Equipment

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

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

439

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

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

CHRYSLER `02 TOWN & COUNTRY

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 $5,495. Generous trade-in allowances will be given on this top-of-the-line vehicle. Call Fran 570-466-2771 Scranton

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

MERCURY `03 MOUNTAINEER

Motorcycles

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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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

or/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

460 AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE DIRECTORY 468

Auto Parts

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 $6995. Trade-ins accepted. Tag & title processing available with purchase. Call Fran for an appointment to see this outstanding SUV. 570-466-2771 Scranton

527 Food Services/ Hospitality

Food Service Manager THE NUTRITION GROUP is accepting resumes for Food Service Director positions in our school food service operations in the tri-county area. Minimum requirements: food service management, dietician, or culinary degree. Significant equivalent experience will be considered. Food service management experience preferred. Competitive wages/ benefits. Submit cover letter and resume to eastoffice@the nutritiongroup.biz and comment on willingness to commute or relocate. Three references are required.

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

451

HARLEY ‘10 DAVIDSON MITSUBISHI `11 SPORTSTER CUSTOM OUTLANDER SPORT SE Loud pipes. AWD, Black interi-

451

570-586-3015

412 Autos for Sale

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34,000 miles Light Blue, $15,900

55,000 miles Orange, $6,995

SEND RESUME AND STATEMENT TO: MRS. DEBORAH A. RACHILLA, BOARD SECRETARY C/O SCHOOL DIRECTOR APPLICANT PITTSTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT 5 STOUT STREET YATESVILLE, PA 18640

TOYOTA ‘06 SIENNA LE DODGE ‘05 NEON SXT

PUBLIC NOTICE THE PITTSTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT IS SEEKING APPLICANTS INTERESTED IN BEING APPOINTED AS A SCHOOL DIRECTOR DUE TO A VACANCY ON THE BOARD. INTERESTED CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A RESUME AND A WRITTEN STATEMENT AS TO WHY THEY WISH TO SERVE ON THE PITTSTON AREA SCHOOL BOARD.

HYUNDAI ‘07 SANTA FE

FWD 74,000 miles Gray, $13,495

Legals/ Public Notices

LEGAL AD The Housing Authority of the City of Pittston, 500 Kennedy Boulevard, Pittston, PA. will reschedule its regular monthly meeting to may 24, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. WILLIAM J. LISAK Executive Director

LIMITED AWD 28,000 miles, Red $22,995

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503

Accounting/ Finance

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533

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

BUILDING MAINTENANCE

Full time for WilkesBarre area high rise. On call duties required. Candidate must have experience & knowledge of basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry and maintenance repair. Must have reliable transportation. $11/hour to start, paid holidays, sick and vacation days available. Drug test & background check required. Please send resume to: c/o Times Leader Box 4030 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

FINANCIAL AID FORKLIFT MECHANIC Action Lift, Inc., OFFICER McCann School of located in Pittston,

Business & Technology is seeking an immediate full-time, Financial Aid Officer at our New WilkesBarre Campus. Associates Degree Required. Bachelor’s Degree Preferred. Benefits include 401K, Vacation, Sick Time, Medical, Vision and Dental, Holidays. Please send resume to: anthony. naro@mccann.edu NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

506 Administrative/ Clerical

DAMENTI’S RESTAURANT

OFFICE SECRETARY 25 hours week. Payroll. Internet & website management a must. Fax resume to 570-788-0577

522

Education/ Training

TEACHER

Spanish K-8

Part time. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 11:30-3:30. Must be PA Certified to teach Spanish. Qualified applicants should send resume to: WilkesBarre Academy 20 Stevens Rd Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

PA, is the exclusive dealership for Crown and TCM forklifts for NEPA. We are seeking a full time forklift mechanic to troubleshoot, repair and diagnose Crown & other makes of lift trucks. Good written & verbal communication skills, as well as customer care skills are necessary. A valid driver’s license & the ability to safely operate lift trucks are required. Previous forklift mechanical experience or technical school graduate will be considered. We offer an excellent wage and benefits package, as well as 401K Retirement Savings Plan, paid holidays, paid vacation & much more. For an interview, please call Mike Phelan at 570-655-2100 x115.

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WEB DESIGNER

PRM is looking to expand its offerings but in order to accomplish this, we are looking to increase the size of the PRM team. PRM is looking for a skilled web designer who thrives on working with a small, talented and dedicated team creating cutting edge web designs for a variety of platforms. We pride ourselves on pushing the envelope so we’re looking for creative individuals with new ideas and design techniques. A talented designer with experience in html, css, php and knowledge of Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Wordpress would be ideal. Candidates personal interest and passion for the field will be a determining factor. Standard Requirements: - Great Design skills. - Create and edit web pages using HTML, CSS, PHP, and Content Management Systems. - Create and edit images and graphics for website use. - Ability to multitask. - Strong analysis and research skills. - Ability to work remotely. PROGRAMS & SOFTWARE- DREAMWEAVER, PHOTOSHOP, FTP, WORDPRESS Other Helpful qualifications: - JavaScript and JQuery experience - XML and possibly Flash experience - LAMP environments Candidate must have a continuing personal interest in latest digital technologies, Web software, social media, videos, photography, etc.

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542

Logistics/ Transportation

CDL CLASS A TRUCK DRIVERS WANTED Local trucking

company looking for motivated class A CDL drivers to join our team. Van and Flatbed work available. Weekends home and great pay. Lease to own options. Call 877-295-0849, ext 304 or 301 for more info. DRIVER: Great Pay/ Hometime/Long Haul No Touch! 80% D&H average pay 52K CDL-A with 1 year experience. 866-564-8639

THE H&K GROUP Hazleton Site Contractors

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542

Tri-Axle Driver

CDL-B and clean driving record. 2-3 years experience. Must be willing to travel to various job sites. Apply in person or Call 570-477-3030. Competitive wages and benefits. Preemployment drug testing required. (EOE)

Logistics/ Transportation

EXPERIENCED DRIVERS TRI-AXLE & LOWBOY

Call 570-825-2688 or 570-417-9424 Between 8am-5pm

545

Marketing/ Product

MARKETING/SALES

Full Time, Part Time experienced Marketing/Salespersons. Identify and connect with senior executives, open doors and arrange meetings. Must have excellent phone skills. Fax Resume to: (866)969-0690 Email to: CMCNortheast@ verizon.net

Part Time /Full Time COPYWRITER PRM is looking to expand its offerings but in order to accomplish this, we are looking to increase the size of the PRM team. PRM is looking for a part-time/full-time copywriter who thrives on working with a small, talented and dedicated team creating cutting edge content for our clients’ websites, social media accounts and electronic media placements (tv/radio). We pride ourselves on pushing the envelope so we’re looking for creative individuals with new ideas for a wide range of businesses.

Apply: Please send your portfolio, website/blog, sample urls to byread@ prm510.com

548 Medical/Health

DENTAL ASSISTANT

Full & Part Time. X-Ray Certification required, (EFDA a +) Email, Fax, Send resume to CARPENTER DENTAL, Attn:HR Dept 1086 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, 18704. Carpenter Dental@hotmail.com Fax 570-714-5184

LPN

Full time LPN needed for busy medical practice. Experience preferred. Mail resume with references to: c/o Times Leader Box 4025 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

548 Medical/Health

Registered Radiology Tech

For busy surgical practice. Full time, Monday-Friday, variable hours. Competitive salary & benefit package. Send resume & salary requirements to: P.O. Box 1615 Kingston, PA 18704

SERVICE REP

Lincare, leading national respiratory company seeks caring Service Rep. Service patients in their home for oxygen and equipment needs. Warm personalities, age 21+, who can lift up to 120 lbs should apply. CDL with DOT a plus or obtainable. Growth opportunities are excellent. Stop by our office to fill out application: Lincare, Inc. 1574 Highway 315 Plains Twp.PA 18702 Drug-free workplace. EOE.

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Other

Industrial Paint Distributor Looking for cus-

tomer service oriented individual to assist in taking and fulfilling paint orders and gaining knowledge of product line. Duties include: matching custom colors, mixing paint, inventory control. Full time with benefits after 90 days. SEND RESUMES TO: collette@gocolours. com

560 Quality Assurance/Safety

INSPECTOR Local Aerospace Manufacturer has an opening for a machine parts inspector. Candidate should have good math skills and experience with inspection tools and blueprints. CMM experience helpful. Complete benefit package included. Submit resume to: Attn: QA Manager PO Box 4008 Wyoming, PA 18644

GET THE WORD OUT with a Classified Ad. 570-829-7130 941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

SAINT JOHN Apartments

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419 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre

One bedroom apt available with beautiful stained glass windows for only $516 per month including all utilities.

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DRIVERS

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IT/Software Development

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527 Food Services/ Hospitality

SEEKING: COOKS SERVERS HOSTESSES BARTENDERS

536

Drivers: $2,500 Sign-On Bonus Home Nightly Hazleton, PA Dedicated Run. CDL-A, 1 year experience required. Estenson Logistics. Apply: www.goelc.com 1-866-336-9642

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Auto Parts

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Auto Parts

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746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets 726

Clothing

DRESS. Mother of the Bride. Grey/silver, size 8, strapless top with flowers, beading & silver threading with sheer bolero jacket. Original price $1,200 asking $400 for all. 570-262-9483

744

Furniture & Accessories

BUNK BED, loft style, $75. Oriental furniture, black lacquer with mother of pearl & ornate soapstone designs. Four panel, 6’ room screen, $300. Coffee table, $175. 4 nesting tables, $75. Room divider, $125. 2 linen chests, $125 each. 570-991-1016 BUNK BEDS. Very good condition. $80 570-262-2410

CHAIR. Queen Anne wing back chenille, gold, wood leg trim. Excellent condition. $50. 570-639-5066 CHILDREN’S FURNITURE, Dark red chest, 3 drawers, solid wood $100. Dresser with mirror, 6 drawers, matching nightstand, chestnut wood $250. L.L.Bean Rangeley platform twin bed, walnut finish $100. All very good condition. Call 570-675-4795 COMPUTER DESK: Very good condition. Black with slide keyboard shelf. $45. 570-740-1412 or 570-498-0439

Appliances

REFRIGERATORAmana 17.9 cu. ft., bisque, very good condition. $90. Pick up after 6/13/12. 570-639-5066 WASHER/DRYER COMBO UNIT: Whirpool Washer/ electric dryer 24” combo unit. White, excellent condition $800. Call 570-814-7207

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

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

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

HDI METALS

39 S. Prospect St. Nanticoke PA • 570-735-1487 GOLD - SILVER COINS - JEWELRY Buying Daily 11AM - 6PM No nonsense guarantee We will beat any competitors advertised price by up to 20%

554

Production/ Operations

744

Furniture & Accessories

ROCKER, wood/tapestry, $75. RECLINER, Burgundy velour cloth, $125. SOFA, CHAIR, OTTOMAN, 3 TABLES, great for den. Wood and cloth, all in excellent condition. $450. Call after 6 PM 570-675-5046

Sofa & Oversized chair for sale. Excellent condition. $300 or best offer. Must go! Call 570-696-4813

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

Concerned about your future?

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Production/ Operations

CNC/LATHE PROGRAMMER

WEST WYOMING FLEA MARKET 6th Street

OPEN YEAR ROUND SPACE AVAILABLE INSIDE & OUT ACRES OF PARKING

OUTSIDE SPACES - $10 Saturday 10am-2pm Sunday 8am-4pm

750

Jewelry

CAROL IS BUYING PAYING TOP

DOLLAR for your gold, silver, co ins, scrap jewelry, rings, diamonds, necklaces,bracelets, old antique costume jewelry. Guaranteed to be paid top dollar. WE MAKE HOUSE CALLS! 570-855 7197 570-328-3428

758 Miscellaneous GARAGE SALE LEFTOVER ITEMS: Microwave Carousel Sharp $10. Brok-onic TV-VCR combo $10. Admiral 23 automatic dehumidifier $40. Brand new ceiling fan model CH-42 $10. 1 box boys Huggies pullups $10. 2 boxes girl’s training pants for overnight $10 each. V-tech phone answering machine $5. Assorted Bob the Builder videos $2. each. Vintage suitcase with keys $20. Assorted boys clothes size 14-16 $2. each. Assorted single bed sheets $3. each. set. 570-445-9207

GARAGE SALE LEFTOVERS white double bowl cast iron sink 33”w x8”deep with Moen accessories, excellent condition $60. Grey metal office computer desk 30” x48”, 2 drawers, key & tray $45. 570-678-3532

570-301-3602

CALL US! TO JUNK YOUR CAR BEST PRICES IN THE AREA

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$POT,

Free Anytime Pickup 570-301-3602

LONGABERGER BASKETS: Mothers day basket, maple leaf basket, sweet pea basket, darning basket, large peg basket. Each has protective plastic liner and some have ceramic tie on tag. Never used. $18 each. Call 570-826-0830

776 Sporting Goods BASKETBALL HOOP with backboard, rim, pole & base. $60 OBO. 570-332-2812 or Email- Burkhardt 93 @aol.com BICYCLES. Mongoose $30, Schwinn $30, Golf Bag, black Nike. Very good condition, $20. 570-690-3840 after 1:00 pm.

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Tickets

TONY BENNETT June 2, 2012, 8 p.m. Kirby Center, Orchestra seat, row E. Face Value $124. 570-384-0381

MEET PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER &“Plains ROSALYNNHelping CARTER Plains” Bus Trip to Plains, Georgia June 7-10, 2012 Trip arranged by Larry & Diane Cook Transportation by Stucker Tours Profits benefit the Plains, Georgia Better Hometown Program. Call Larry or Diane, 570-270-9239 for further details or reservations!

906 Homes for Sale

906 Homes for Sale

JENKINS TWP.

WEST WYOMING

900 REAL ESTATE 786 Toys & Games FOR SALE BICYCLE Girl’s 16” bike with training wheels (Barbie) $40. Little Tikes picnic table $35. 570-696-4020 SLIDING BOARD, used Safety First, plastic toddler’s sliding board. $45 OBO. 570-332-2812 or email Burkhardt 93@aol.com BUTTERSCOTCH THE HORSE, a Furreal Friend. Comes with saddle. Excellent condition. $125.570-855-8966

788

Stereo/TV/ Electronics

STEREO SYSTEM Sharp 5-CD changer stereo, 2 blue cloth covered speak -ers, subwoofer, remote. Barley used , sounds excellent. $120 OBO. 570332-2812 or Email Burkhardt 93@aol.com

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

VITO’S & GINO’S

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. EXETER

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

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. Taxes appealed and lowered considerably for year 2013. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-723 $399,900 Call Terry 570-885-3041 Angie 570-885-4896 SWOYERSVILLE

Wanted:

ALL JUNK CARS & TRUCKS Highest Prices Paid!! FREE PICKUP

288-8995

WE PAY MORE

FOR YOUR GOLD, SILVER JEWELRY, COINS SCRAP JEWELRY, Bring it on down for a great price. Anything old in good condition, trains, toys etc. 570-328-3428 570-855-7197

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800 PETS & ANIMALS 810

Cats

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12pm-5pm

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

HARDING

815

Dogs

PAWS TO CONSIDER.... ENHANCE YOUR PET CLASSIFIED AD ONLINE

3 bedroom, 1.5 bath raised Ranch on 1 acre. Home boasts a gas fireplace in living room. Central A/C, 2.5 car garage, covered deck, finished basement, lots of storage, out of flood zone. $179,900. Call 570-299-5940 570-388-4244

JENKINS TWP

Call 829-7130 Place your pet ad and provide us your email address This will create a seller account online and login information will be emailed to you from gadzoo.com “The World of Pets Unleashed” You can then use your account to enhance your online ad. Post up to 6 captioned photos of your pet Expand your text to include more information, include your contact information such as e-mail, address phone number and or website.

CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL PUPPIES

. $700 to $1,500

HAVANESE PUPPIES

$700 to $1,300 www.willowspring cavaliers.com 215-538-2179

AKC DOBERMAN PUP

Male.Ready May 20. Champion line. Call 570-788-2963

1252 Main St.

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

$57,900

Call Vince 570-332-8792 PITTSTON

175 Oak Street New furnace, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1st floor laundry room, 3 season porch, fenced yard and off street parking. MLS#12-721 $84,900 Call Patti 570-328-1752 Liberty Realty & Appraisal Services LLC

SHICKSHINNY

119 West Union Street Out of flood zone! Large, 2 story frame with 2, three bedroom apartments. Off street parking, Large, dry basement, oil heat, large front porch and yard, also 4 room “rented” cottage, with garage in the rear of the same property. $85,000. Great home and/or rental. Call 570-542-4489

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

912 Lots & Acreage

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

EAST MOUNTAIN RIDGE

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

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

TRUCKSVILLE

130 Harris Hill Rd For Sale or Lease Remodeled doublewide mobile home on solid foundation. Featuring 3 bedrooms, new kitchen, new carpet, fresh paint & nice yard with deck. Only $49,000. Call 570-466-6334

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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, back bedroom has small balcony. 1.5 baths, eat-in kitchen, dining & living rooms, gas heat. Small fenced in back yard. $33,500. Call 570-851-4416

WYOMING

DOUBLE BLOCK

Easily converts to single home. New roof, electric, windows & 2 car garage. Remodeled. 66 x 100 feet, fenced lot, $120,000. 570-693-2408

Apartments/ Unfurnished

KINGSTON/PRINGLE

Totally remodeled, clean, 1 ½ bedroom half double (apartment size). All new stainless appliances. Backyard, large driveway. No pets. $625 + utilities & security. Call Fadwa, 570-574-1818

MOUNTAIN TOP WOODBRYN 1 & 2 Bedroom.

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

Immediate Openings! NANTICOKE

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

941

NANTICOKE Spacious 1 bed-

room 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

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

Modern & spacious 1st floor, wall to wall carpet. Appliances, washer & dryer hookup. Off street parking. Security, no pets. $450 month. 570-655-1606 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

2nd Floor, 2 bedroom, kitchen, living room, refrigerator and stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, 3 rooms, wall to wall carpeting, sewer included. Quiet neighborhood, No pets. $485 per month, lease, 1st, and security deposit, and references required. Call 570498-0949

KINGSTON

2nd floor, 3 1/2 rooms, all appliances included. Off street parking. Sewer & water included. New carpet. $575/mo + utilities and security. NO PETS Call 570-331-7412

KINGSTON Beautiful, over-

sized 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. $1,100 monthly plus utilities. No smoking. Call 570-472-1110

KINGSTON

Nice area. Modern, clean, 1 bedroom, 2nd floor. Recently painted. Refrigerator & stove, washer/dryer hook up, off-street parking, no dogs. $550/ month & security, includes heat, water & sewer. 570-545-6057

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

953 Houses for Rent

WILKES-BARRE

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!!

WILKES-BARRE

PETS ALLOWED! Bradford St. 3 bedroom, 1 bath. W/d, fridge, stove, A/c 1st floor, eat in kitchen, dining room, living room, yard, 1 car off street parking. $725/mo + utilities Call Jeff at 570-822-8577

959 Mobile Homes

www.mayflower crossing.com Certain Restrictions Apply*

DALLAS TWP.

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

WILKES-BARRE

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AVOCA

TAYLOR

941

DURYEA

196 Foote Avenue Corner lot, bordering Foote Ave and McAlpine St. Commercial zoning. $10,000 or best offer. Please Call 610-675-9132

915 Manufactured Homes

EXETER

KITTENS: free to good home. Ready in 2 weeks. Call 570-779-3705

Tickets

CNC SETUP/OPERATOR

Well established company is searching for Team Members to join our family in our CNC machine department. We have been in Aerospace business for over 20 years and take pride in providing a happy and positive atmosphere. We offer no cost medical & dental insurance and 401K. One week's vacation after the first year. Also after 90 days you will start receiving holiday pay for upcoming holidays. If you are a CNC Lathe Programmer and setup person and have at least 5 years Mastercam programming and setting up CNC Lathes/Mills please send your resume for prompt consideration. We are also looking for a CNC SETUP/OPERATOR with ability to setup and run CNC, this includes changing tooling, ability to factor feed rates using the latest tooling technology. Must have setup experience.

782

VICTORIAN CHARM 34 W. Ross St. 1 bedroom, 2nd floor. Most utilities included. Historic building is non smoking/no pets. Base rent $700/mo. Security, references required. View at houpthouse.com. 570-762-1453

944

Commercial Properties

WEST PITTSTON

OFFICE SPACE

Containing Six separate offices, 1 large meeting room. Segregated bathrooms. Kitchenette. Total recent renovation. Great location. Lot parking in rear. $3,500 monthly. 570-299-5471

950

Half Doubles

PITTSTON

JULY MOVEIN NORTH WILKES-BARRE NEAR GENERAL HOSPITAL NEWLY DONE, 1ST FLOORS, NEW KITCHEN, NEW BUILT-INS, LAUNDRY, NEW CARPETING, ASTHETIC FIREPLACES. 1 BEDROOMS. $625 + UTILITIES. EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION, 2 YEAR LEASES. NO PETS/ NO SMOKING, APPLY NOW... MANAGED

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PITTSTON 1 or 2 bedroom,

wall to wall carpeting. Off street parking. Stove, fridge, porch, sewer, garbage. $450/ month. No Pets (570) 947-5113

PITTSTON

2 bedroom, 1 bath. Nice neighborhood. Off street parking Own basement. $500/month + utilities + 1 mo. security 347-668-6568

PITTSTON

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

PITTSTON

2nd floor, 2 bedrooms, living room, eat in kitchen. Stove, garbage disposal, fridge, washer & dryer included. Carpeted & newly painted, A/C. Trash & sewer paid. Off street parking for 1 car. No smoking. No pets. $575 + utilities, security & 1st month. 570-696-1485 Leave Message

119 Lambert St. Spacious 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, cherry kitchen, lots of closets, basement, yard. References + 2 months security. $700 month + utilities. 570-947-7887

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PITTSTON

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, refrigerator, stove, washer/ dryer included. No pets. New gas furnace and gas hot water heater. $600/month, plus utilities & security. Call 570-655-4691

953 Houses for Rent

ST

LOOR

EXETER

3 bedrooms, 1st floor, large closets. Hardwood floors. New gas furnace. Garage. No dogs, no smoking. $1200/month, plus utilities & security, includes yard maintenance, water & garbage.

NANTICOKE Desirable

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

SQUARE FOOT RE MANAGEMENT 866-873-0478

ROOMS

WILKES-BARRE 155 W. River St.

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

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SHAVERTOWN

Immaculate 2 bedroom Cape Cod with eat in kitchen, hardwood floors, gas heat, detached garage. $950/mo. + utilities and security deposit. Call now! 570-675-3178 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

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

CELLAR RESURFACING

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

1057Construction & Building

GARAGE DOOR

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

Doyouneedmorespace? A yard or garage sale in classified is the best way tocleanoutyourclosets! You’re in bussiness with classified! H-D Contracting Flooring, siding, decks & more. Any size job. Call Salvatore 570-881-2191

1135

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

WEST PITTSTON 1 F ,5

Recently renovated. All appliances, washer/dryer hookup. Wall to wall carpeting & window dressings. Off street parking. $600 per month + utilities, security & references. No smoking. No pets. Call 570-574-1143

1000 SERVICE DIRECTORY

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 O’NEIL’S Landscaping, Lawn Maintenance,Cleanups, shrub trimming, 20 years experience. Fully Insured 570-885-1918

1165

Lawn Care

GRASS CUTTING

Affordable, reliable, meticulous. Rates as low as $20. Emerald Green 570-825-4963

1204

Painting & Wallpaper

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

Motorcycle for sale? Let them see it here in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130


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412 Autos for Sale

CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED CADILLAC

Black/Black Leather, Sunroof, Navigation, Memory Settings

$16,995

2009 ES 350 by Lexus 9028A • Granite/LT Titanium

Leather Only 23,218 miles, Sunroof, Heated Seats, Driver Settings

$26,999 2007by Lexus ES 350

Slate/Ebony, Heated & Cooled Seats, Sunroof, Keyless Access

$20,997

2007 STS AWD

by Cadillac • Dk Blue/Cashmere, Sunroof, All Wheel Drive, Leather, One Owner, Low Miles

$18,997 2008 CTS by Cadillac

Silver/Leather Sunroof, Heated Seats, Only 28,973 Miles

$25,998

2009 CTS #164909 Grey/ Titanium

Memory Settings, Heated Seats, Onstar, XM, Only 11,039 Miles

$28,999

2005 STS

by Cadillac Redfire/Leather Chrome Wheels, Sunroof, XM, Beauty

2008 DTS Premium by Cadillac White Diamond/Cashmere

Leather, Navigation, Heated/Cooled Seats, 18” Performance Wheels, Sunroof

$28,998

2006 CTS Sports Edition by Cadillac

2011 STS by Cadillac #12494A • Refire/Leather, Navigation, Memory Settings Heated Seats, OnStar, XM

White Diamond/Leather Must See! Sport Package, Chrome Wheels, Sunroof, One of a Kind!

$33,991

2011 DTS

$17,996

by Cadillac #12491 Black/Black Leather Sunroof, Heated Seats, Memory, 12,692 Miles

2006 DTS

$37,991

by Cadillac Heated & Memory Seats, Chrome Wheels, XM, Onstar, Only 26,862 Miles

2011 SRX AWD

by Cadillac Ultra View Sunroof, All Wheel Drive, Heated and Memory Seats

$36,991

$18,996

2010 Escalade

by Cadillac All Wheel Drive AWD, Navigation, Sunroof, Entertainment System, XM, OnStar, Only 22,526 Miles

0.9% Financing available for qualified buyers. S,A,B, Tier thru Ally. For example monthly payment is 16.67 for every $1000 financed. Example down payment 29%.

1205-1209 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton

2007 DTS

by Cadillac Cognac Frost/ Leather, Navigation, Heated/Cooled Seats, Sunroof, Only 34,150 Miles

$23,997

$14,995

R.J. BURNE

FINANCING AVAILABLE for 36 Months

$51,990

From Clarks Summit/Scranton Expressway - Left on Wyoming Ave. WYOMING AVE.

From Wilkes-Barre to Scranton (570) 342-0107 • 1-888-880-6537 Expressway 8 Blocks on Wyoming Avenue www.rjburne.com • Mon-Thurs 9-8 • Sat 9-4

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The Dispatch LOCAL PROS CHIMNEY/CONSTRUCTION

CHIMNEY REPAIR AND REBUILDING

HEALTH/BEAUTY

I RETURN ALL CALLS! 570-457-5849

LAWN MAINTENANCE

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

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

570-654-1557

Shirley Berti Hair Designs

CONSTRUCTION

CHRIS LATONA General Contractor

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

457-8145 or 655-0777

Quality Works at Affordable Prices PA008322

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

570-457-0087 PA# HIC EA 18685

HOME IMPROVEMENT

MOVING

J. CAWLEY MOVING, LLC

Exterior Home Improvements By

NORTHEAST WINDOW, INC.

JASON CAWLEY, PITTSTON

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

Locally Owned & Operated Since 1987

• Windows • Siding • Enclosures • Fiberglass Doors

• Storm Doors • Vinyl Railings • Roofing • And More

MARTIAL ARTS ROTHROCK’S KUNG FU & TAI CHI ACADEMY Call Today for 2 Free Private Classes

FREE ESTIMATES

570.654.4220 www.northeastwindow.com

Kung Fu - Self Defense - Kickboxing - Tai Chi Women’s Self Defense & Kickboxing Classes Helps Children Develop Concentration, Discipline, Leadership, Patience, Respect & Goal Setting Tai-Chi Classes Slow Motion, Low-Impact Exercise, Improves Balance, Joint Flexibility, Blood Flow, Leg Strength, Relieves Stress & Promotes Well Being. 417 Main Street, Duryea, PA 18642 570-457-2591 www.rothrockskungfu.com

PA018418

LANDSCAPING

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!

Call 570-766-1785

PRESSURE WASHING

P.A. Landscaping & Lawn Services, Inc.

ELECTRICAL

ALL PHASES OF ELECTRICAL No Job Too Small Residential ≈ Commercial New & Emergency Services Licensed & Insured PA032422 570-602-7840 Call 24 HOURS!

ECONOLECTRIC - SINCE 1988

ADVANCED PRESSURE WASH SYSTEMS Take Advantage of the Spring Weather!

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

Get black and green mold & moss removed from your roof • Pressure Wash Homes • Concrete Reconditioning Prompt Service 7 Days a Week 570-212-8390 TRAVEL

BEE CLEAN

Overnight Junket to Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal!

Power Wash & Landscaping

Lawn Service • Trees • Hedges • Shrubs • Mulch Stone • Retaining Walls & Pavers • Gutter Cleaning & More

Bruce Moluski 570-457-1840

Tuesday, June 5 & 6

1-800-273-7130 for Local Pros 906 Homes for Sale

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IT/Software Development

536

IT/Software Development

Technology Coordinator

LAWNCARE

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Beautiful 3BR home w/modern eat-in kitchen w/ Island, 1st floor laundry room, FR w/gas FP, 2 full baths & 1 3/ 4 bath. Finished LL w/FR & gas FP. 2 car garage. Fenced in lot. 12-1150 MATT 714-9229 From Main St, Avoca, turn on McAlpine, follow to Blueberry Hill Estate, L onto Cranberry Terrace.

Move-in ready! LR, DR, eat-in kitchen, 1st flr laundry. Generous room sizes, high ceilings, newer roof & gutters. 121088 MARY D. 696-0730 Pittston By-Pass/Rt 11 to Pittston Ave to R on Main St, L on Lidy, home on L.

3-4BR 2 story home w/large LR/DR, eat-in oak kitchen, 2 full baths, 1st floor FR, finished lower level, 2 car garage & fenced yard. 11-988 MATT 714-9229 Main Street, Old Forge, to Oak St, R onto Church Street, L on Tanya, R onto Donny.

Nice 3BR, 1 bath home with recent updates in a quiet neighborhood. Large backyard & 1 car carport. 12-1594 ANDY 714-9225 From Pittston take Main St towards Pittston Junction, R on Union St, L on Dewitt, home at end on R.

Elegant brick ranch in charming neighborhood! Kit w/bkfast rm, heated FL rm & basement, tiled baths, 4 cedar closets. Hw in LR & DR. It’s a beauty! TERRY D. 715-9317 12-1057

Invest & rent this 3BR fully furnished Townhouse in desireable Oakwood Park just minutes to Casino, Interstates & midway between Wilkes-Barre & Scranton. MARIE 881-0103 11-3982

Absolute Masterpiece! This dream home combines great living & excellent entertaining. Enjoy entertaining in the DR, piano rm or grand living. A 1st flr MSTR Ste exercise rm, office & kitchen are all luxurious but perfectly suited for everyday life. CHRISTIAN 585-0614 12-448

Beautiful home & great corner lot. Move right into this 4BR wonderfully spacious home. You will love everything about it! PEG 714-9247 12-890

Wonderful home on a huge Country size lot 240x150 in a private setting, just off the beaten path plus a terrific view from the front porch! Dual furnace system, 2 baths, C/A & Ductless system, FP & more. DEB ROCCOGRANDI 696-6671 11-3733

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Pristine gem! Totally renovated from studs up. 2BR, 1.5 bath, HW floors, 2 car garage, private patio, new eat-in kitchen. Bonus room on 3rd floor! LESLIE 696-0841 12-401

Lovely 3BR home with large kitchen in a nice neighborhood. 1st floor laundry & bonus room on 2nd floor! MARY M. 714-9274 11-3825

Priced to sell 1/2 Double - 4BRs, 1 bath, partial new roof, finished attic, recent enclosed porch. Great view! SUSAN K. 696-0872 11-3852

3BR, 1.5 bath 1/2 double needs some work. Priced to sell "as-is". 2 porches, house is fully carpeted. SUSAN K. 696-0872 11-4075

Beautiful new 2story w/all the extras in a wonderful community! Large lot & many great features. Come & see! LISA 715-9335 10-2209

Pretty home w/new cabinetry, laminate floors, 3 BR’s, kitchen w/dining area. DEANNA 696-0894 12-1419

Beautifully decorated home w/new appliances, laminate floors, front porch & small yard. DEANNA 696-0894 12-1420

Perfect for Contractor/Handyman torn down to studs. New 200amp service cleaned & ready for you to finish or flip. LESLIE 696-0841 12-396

Well maintained 3BR, 2 bath home with private drive. Living room w/fireplace. Large level lot with above ground pool. JEN K. 715-9350 12-788

Great home for summer entertaining! Large rooms, inground pool, private fenced yard, large deck, new baths, OSP. MARY M. 714-9274 12-1682

2-Story, 3BR home w/spacious room sizes on a very large lot. Oversized 24x27 garage w/loft area. Ample parking & sunroom. DEBORAH ROCCOGRANDI 696-6671 12-397

Complete remodel. Everthing new in this cute Ranch. Modern kitchen w/granite counters, new roof, siding, windows, electric & plumbing. MARCIE 714-9267 12-323

End-unit Townhome with finished lower level, fresh paint, brand new carpet, fenced yard, security system & home warranty! LISA 715-9335 11-3723

Charming, well maintained 2 story w/detached garage, nice yard, front & rear porches, eat-in kitchen, closets & storage area. Ready for new owner! Priced to sell. BOB 650-3008 12-1702

Terrific 4-5BR 6000SF home on 1.68acres; LR & DR; eat-in cherry Kit w/all appls; 1st flr FR w/FP; MBR Ste; 1st flr office; A/C; Rec rm; Pool; 3 garages. RAE 714-9234 11-3196


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A TOP 10 IN THE NATION SUZUKI SALES VOLUME DEALER 2 YEARS RUNNING**

In Honor of the “Hometown Heroes Memorial” Ken Pollock Suzuki Will Donate A Portion Of Each Vehicle Sold In May To The Memorial! WE ARE PROUD TO HELP HONOR THESE BRAVE HEROES

Lieutenant Colonel Richard Berrettini

2012 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA 4WD

NEW

Stk# S1976

24,284* 22,499* $

- 1,500* - $ 500*

Manufacturer Rebate Owner Loyalty Rebate

20,499*

Stk#S2100

2012 SUZUKI KIZASHI SLS AWD

2012 SUZUKI SX4 CROSSOVER AWD

NEW

18,019* 16,499* $

$

MSRP $ Ken Pollock Sale Price

3-Mode Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, 8 Standard Airbags, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Manufacturer Rebate Owner Loyalty Rebate Mirrors, 6 Spd Transmission

$

1,000* - $ 500*

20,463* 18,999* $

- 1,500* - $ 500*

Manufacturer Rebate Owner Loyalty Rebate

BUY NOW FOR:

16,999*

23,669* 21,999* $

$

- 1,500* - $ 500*

Manufacturer Rebate Owner Loyalty Rebate

BUY NOW FOR:

19,999* 81 INTERSTATE

ROUTE 315 ROUTE 315

KEN POLLOCK SUZUKI

- 1,000* - $ 500*

Manufacturer Rebate Owner Loyalty Rebate

13,699* 2012 SUZUKI EQUATOR CREW CAB SPORT 4X4

4.0L V6 w/ Automatic Transmission, $ MSRP w/ Accessories Dual Stage Airbags, 17” Aluminum $ Wheels, 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Ken Pollock Sale Price Braking System, Six Standard $ Manufacturer Rebate - 2,000* Airbags, Power Windows, $ Owner Loyalty Rebate - 500* Power Locks

29,789* 27,499*

$

BUY NOW FOR:

24,999*

*Tax and tags additional. Buy now for sale price includes Suzuki Manufacturer rebates of $1,000 on 2012 Suzuki SX4 AWD, SX4 Sedan; $1,500 Suzuki Manufacturer Rebates on Suzuki Grand Vitara and Kizashi; $2,000 Manufacturer Rebates on Suzuki Equator. Buy now for sale price includes $500 Suzuki Owner Loyalty on 2012 Suzuki SX4 Sedan, Equator, SX4 Crossover, Kizashi and Grand Vitara. All Ken Pollock Suzuki discounts applied. Artwork for illustration purposes only. Dealer not responsible for typographical errors. 0% financing in lieu of Suzuki Manufacturers rebates, Owner Loyalty is applicable. Buy now for sale prices valid on IN STOCK vehicles only. PRIOR SALES EXCLUDED.

EXIT 175

16,570* 15,199* $

$

MSRP $ Ken Pollock Sale Price

BUY NOW FOR:

Stk#S2005

MSRP $ Ken Pollock Sale Price

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2012 SUZUKI SX4 SEDAN

LE Popular Package, 8 Standard Airbags, 6 Speed Transmission, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Alloy Wheels

NEW

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$

Stk#S2081

2012 SUZUKI KIZASHI S AWD

$

MSRP w/ Accessories $ Ken Pollock Sale Price

NEW

$

14,999*

NEW

PA State Trooper Joshua Miller

BUY NOW FOR:

Stk#S2050

8 Standard Airbags, Dual Digital Climate Control, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, AM/FM/CD

$

Army Specialist Dale Kridlo

Critically wounded in the Iraq conflict

$

MSRP $ Ken Pollock Sale Price

BUY NOW FOR:

NEW

Captain T.J. Hromisin

Stk#S1987

4 Wheel Drive, Voice Activated Navigation w/ Blue Tooth, Automatic Transmission, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Electronic Stability Control

$

1st Lieutenant Jeffrey DePrimo

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