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Olympic memories

Literally ‘Our Town’

New face in the city

WP woman recalls working at ’84 games in L.A.

Family name is Duryea but they’re not Duryeans.

Joe Chacke named Exec. Director of Community Dev.

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She would come to my 8 a.m. advertising class straight from working the all-night shift at a convenience store. And never once did she complain or offer it as an excuse. “This kid has character,” I used to say to myself. Little did I know. Sarah sent me an email a few weeks ago saying she was in the area and wondered if we could get together. We did, of course, and I have yet to get over it. There’s a line in the movie Robin Hood Prince of Thieves where the bishop says to Robin “I see the boy I knew in the man before me.” That’s all I kept thinking as I listened to Sarah talk about what she has been up to during the past five years. I could see the girl in this worldly woman before me … but barely. How, I kept thinking, did this kid from Pittston Area High School (Class of 2005) become so sophisticated? I asked her just that and she told me. “I pushed myself off a cliff,” she said.

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Then she explained. She confirmed that she did indeed work the all-night shift while at the community college. “My life was work, school, sleep,” she said. She attended Wilkes University for a semester but wanted something more. That’s where the cliff comes in. “I always knew the person I wanted to be,” she said, “and I decided in order to be this I had to push myself off the cliff.” She knew the path she was about to embark on would be not only difficult but also expensive and that she’d have to keep working full time, so she enrolled at Drexel University in Philadelphia as a telecommuter, i.e. an online student. Her major was Public Relations and Corporate Communications. While doing that, she also enrolled in a program to attain an International Teaching Certification (requiring 120 hours of study) and also began to learn Russian. “I had a 15 to 20 minute ride to work,” she explained, “So I’d pop in a CD and that

way I had 20 to 30 minutes of Russian every day.” Once again, her life was work, school, sleep. When I described her as “the epitome of efficiency,” she responded, “I feel guilty wasting time. Actually, I feel guilty wasting anything: time, food, money.” She also said her routine left little chance to “fall in with the wrong crowd.” In her life, there was no crowd. When she graduated from Drexel in 2009, she flew to Russia to meet her online friend Denis who helped her learn Russian while she helped him learn English. Then she moved to Poland where she took a job teaching English. She did that for nine months and then moved to Moscow, where she lives today. Along the way, she enrolled in another online educational program and earned an MBA in Global Management from Ashford University graduating with a 3.8 average. She has taught English to

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adult students in Russia and recently accepted a position writing for Voice of Russia, an online publication and radio broadcast firm. She says people in Moscow often compliment her on her Russian saying she speaks without an accent, but she takes the compliment lightly. “There’s still work to be done,” she says. Sarah is in the ‘States on what she calls a “visa run.” It’s a complicated process that will keep her here through August. That suits her mom, Lisa Theil, just fine. She is used to communicating with Sarah on the internet via Skype, a face-toface program. The problem with that is Russia is eight hours ahead. “I always tell her, ‘you’re the future, I’m the past’,” Lisa says. I could go on and on about Sarah, but I suspect you’ve gotten the point. Come to think of it, seeing her this summer wasn’t a pay day after all. It was more like winning the lottery.

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The hardest part of my transition from full-time newspaper guy to full-time college professor in 1990 came two weeks into the job … pay day. I looked at my check and wondered what I had done to earn it. For the previous 23 years I was able to hold something substantial in my hands at the end of a work week, a newspaper. Now that I was a teacher, how was I going to experience a sense of accomplishment? You will, a teacher friend of mine said, but it takes years. Wait until a former student comes back and tells you what they’ve done with their lives. Then you’ll know your worth. I almost didn’t believe him but as time went on, I got to see what he meant. Thank God. The latest such “pay day” came along this summer in the form of a shy, quiet student who graduated from the college in 2007. One of the things I always admired about Sarah Neary was her determination.

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Gold medal memories

O LY M P I C S

Fluency in many languages made West Pittston resident asset in L.A. games in 1984

amination where I had to translate German and French in writing,” she said. “Later The many friends of Ger- they wrote to me and told me man-born Inge Markarian I was accepted.” thought they knew most everyShe worked at an informathing about her fascinating tion station in the UCLA life, until the 2012 Olympics Olympic Village, where she game along and they learned translated for Gerone more thing about man and French athher. She worked at She worked at an letes and as she the 1984 Olympic information stasaid, “told them Games in Los An- tion in the UCLA where to go and geles. what to do.” Olympic Village, She and her husShe also was a band John lived in where she transtroubleshooter for LA at the time. She lated for German foreign athletes, for answered a call for and French athexample finding volunteers to work letes and as she electric devices for the Olympics. The them to replace their said, “told them organizers were esown which didn’t pecially interested in where to go and work in American translators. As Inge what to do.” electric circuits. speaks both German Among the athand French as well letes she met was as English, she answered the German tennis player Boris call. Becker, who was with the GerIn an interview at their 19th man tennis team, though tennis century West Pittston home, was only a demonstration sport which was flooded in Septem- in ’84. “I talked to him quite a ber, Markarian recalled the bit. This was before anybody Olympic organizers didn’t take knew who he was.” A year her word for her language later, at age 17, Becker became abilities. the youngest tennis Grand “I went through a huge ex-

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Inge Markarian of West Pittston dons the attire she wore when she served as a volunteer at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles and displays a poster from the games.

Pittston City’s only Olympian

1912 Olympian William Bowman grew up in this house at 109 William Street in Pittston.

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nine of the 15 separate track and field events in the two competitions. Thorpe’s dominance prompted Sweden King Gustav to say, “You, sir, are the greatest athlete in the world,” to which Thorpe famously replied, “Thanks, King.” But the 1912 Olympics also featured another significant athlete. William Law Bowman See OLYMPIAN, Page 9

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Though 1896 is considered the year of the first modern Olympics, the games 100 years ago in 1912 are considered the first modernized Olympics, as electronic timing and an electric public address system were used for the first time. The 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, officially the Games of

the V Olympiad, were also significant as the last games where the gold medals were pure gold, where Japan debuted as the first Asian country and as the first Olympics to offer women’s swimming and diving. The 1912 games featured an incredible individual performance by American Jim Thorpe, who blew away the world’s best athletes in the decathlon and pentathlon, finishing first in


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Saturday in the PARK

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Photos by TONY CALLAIO For the Sunday Dispatch

The Fourth Annual Picnic in the Park was held Saturday, July 21, at Robert Yaple Memorial Park in Hughestown. There was plenty of food available as well as pony rides, a tug of war, a moonwalk, park rides, face painting and a DJ, all free to the public. The children had a chance to participate in a sack race, egg and water balloon toss. The event was free of charge.

DJ Jimmy Simko, right, has a bit of fun with children doing the limbo.

It's Nathan Ambrosino's turn to take a ride on the pony.

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Above, Everyone had fun in the bounce house.

Frank Ardo, left, and Charlie Parente volunteer their services for the Picnic in the Park.

Madison Calabro sports a big smile as she rides the pony.

At right, Marie Griglock and Wesley Stout take time out to pose for a picture with Smokey the Bear.


Casey urges FEMA’s cooperation By JOE HEALEY

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U.S. Sen. Bob Casey went to bat for West Pittston. In a letter on Thursday, Casey, D-Scranton, asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to work with West Pittston officials to avoid having the borough be put on probation. FEMA inspected the borough on April 11 and pointed out numerous deficiencies and violations in the borough’s flood plain management. FEMA threatened to put the borough on probation for not being in compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program. Such an action would result in higher flood insurance costs for residents. “The last thing residents of West Pittston need is a rate hike on their flood insurance bill,” Casey said in a news release. “I’m encouraging FEMA to continue to work collaboratively with West Pittston in a way that will improve the borough’s flood plan and shield residents from higher flood insurance costs. “West Pittston, along with many other communities in Pennsylvania, was devastated during flooding last September,” the news release stated. “I have heard from many constituents who are still dealing with the damage and aftermath of this event. These constituents are very concerned that they could face additional charges or a suspension of the community’s eli-

gibility to participate in the NFIP.” In late September, West Pittston and many other towns along the Susquehanna and Lackawanna rivers were flooded when rains from Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Irene caused the rivers to overflow. “I ask that FEMA continue to work with local officials and residents to implement all necessary measures to ensure continued recovery from this disaster,” Casey wrote. “The imposition of penalties or a suspension of the federal flood insurance program would cause significant hardship for a community that continues to recover from last year’s flooding. I am therefore calling on FEMA to continue to provide all necessary guidance to the borough to correct deficiencies and remedy outstanding violations. I recognize that FEMA has taken steps to this end and urge your agency’s sustained involvement in these efforts. All due consideration should be given to the borough before FEMA decides to impose penalties or suspend the flood insurance program. “I will continue to closely monitor all developments relating to this issue and request that FEMA keep me updated on all relevant information,” Casey concluded. The letter was addressed to W. Craig Fugate, administrator of FEMA. If put on probation, flood in-

U.S. Senators Bob Casey, center, and Pat Toomey, second from right, address the media on Sept. 8, 2011, after seeing flooding at West Pittston as West Pittston Mayor Tony Denisco, left, and former Luzerne County Commissioners Maryanne Petrilla and Stephen Urban listen.

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surance policyholders would face a $50 premium surcharge and borough officials would have to show major progress in six months or risk suspension from the flood insurance program, forcing the loss of grants and loans for structures in the flood zone. “The borough of West Pittston faces significant risk from flooding and is encouraged to improve its floodplain management program to address these risks,” wrote FEMA Regional Administrator MaryAnn Tierney. West Pittston has 358 flood insurance policies in force with coverage totaling $73,191,100.

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Duryeas visit namesake town Family travels as part of grade school project By JOE HEALEY

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It started out as a little boy’s school project tracing his family history. Fast forward several months later and over 100 miles, and the Duryea family drove down Main Street in Duryea on Friday and parked near Stephenson Street. “When we pulled in, we saw the sign, ‘Welcome to Duryea,’” said Diane Duryea Lansing, the great-great-niece of town namesake Civil War Gen. Hiram Duryea. “We were so excited. We’re here!” Diane Duryea Lansing of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., (near Poughkeepsie) brought her two nephews, twins Danny and Nicky, both 7, and their older

sister, Lexi, 9. Danny’s school project was to trace his family tree. “What happened was Gen. Hiram Danny had a Duryea school project and he had to do a little bit of genealogy and find out about his family,” Duryea Lansing said. “We pulled out a map and showed him a little town in Pennsylvania. We said ‘that’s your family.’” The children go to Vassar Road Elementary School in Wappingers Falls. Duryea historian Bernie Stiroh showed the family the sights, including a historical See DURYEA, Page 11

First row, from left, Lexi Duryea, Danny Duryea, Nicky Duryea; second row, Diane Duryea Lansing, Bernie Stiroh and Audrey Marcinko.

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Danny Duryea displays his school project tracing his family roots to Gen. Hiram Duryea, his great-great-great-uncle, the namesake of Duryea.

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Chacke to oversee Pittston neighborhood cleanup By JOE HEALEY

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Forty Fort Borough Council President Joe Chacke, right, responds during public comment during a borough council meeting. Looking on are council members Dave Williams and Dorothy Craig. PETE G. WILCOX FILE PHOTO/ THE TIMES LEADER

municipality act. Chacke is waiting for a determination from the state as to whether or not he will have to give up his council position. The federal Hatch Act prevents certain public sector employees

from serving as public officials. Chacke has roots in Pittston. He helped in the Home Rule process in Pittston and serves as a Pittston Area girls basketball coach. The office he occupied at the NEPA Alliance is on Oak

Street in Pittston Township. He and his wife, Carolann, have three children: Kaitlyn, 14; Joey 12; and Olivia, 2. “It’s an exciting time in Pittston,” he said. “And I’m glad to be part of it.”

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As Downtown Pittston begins to flourish, city officials will now turn their attention to the neighborhoods. One of the fist steps was to fill the position of Executive Director of the Department of Community Development. Joe Chacke, 35, of Forty Fort, begins on Aug. 1. “I want to keep the momentum Pittston has going,” he said. “I’ve been seeing great things in Pittston lately, and I hope to build on that, and move it to the neighborhoods, cleaning up and removing some of the blighted properties.” Chacke has served on Forty Fort Borough Council for the past 11 years and has been president since 2005. He points to Forty Fort’s Welles Street development as a feather in his cap while on council. “We’ve had some success in securing gaming funds, we have several new businesses, we secured street repairs and streetscaping, parking, historic lighting,” he said. “Businesses are flourishing and the neighbors are happy. I hope to get those types of things jumpstarted in Pittston.” Chacke’s new duties include managing the city’s annual Community Development Block Grant program and providing staff support to the Pittston Redevelopment Authority. He will also manage all aspects of department procedures and provide staff support for the implementation of the city’s long-range planning efforts, including the city’s Downtown Revitalization and Beautification plan. Chacke will be a key member of the city’s management team and will report directly to City Manager Joe Moskovitz. Moskovitz said he met Chacke as a member of the NEPA Alliance. “He’s highly qualified and he’ll hit the ground running on Day 1,” Moskovitz said. “He’ll be overseeing several large-scale projects, fairly complex grant programs over $10 million in grants.”

Chacke replaces longtime city employee Jerry Mullarkey. “The issue is Jerry Malarkey had been in that position for decades,” Moskovitz said. “His institutional memory can’t be replaced.” Council unanimously hired Chacke at its July meeting. He will be paid $45,000 but the position is federally funded. Chacke was born in Plymouth and graduated from Wyoming Valley West High School in 1995. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Penn State University in 1999 and did some graduate work at Misericordia University. For the past five years, he’s been working in the community government services division of the non-profit Northeast Pennsylvania Alliance. He assists local governments from Schuylkill to Wayne counties with a variety of issues, such as transportation, grant writing, home rule, casino funding, finances and Act 47, the distressed

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Dente honored by professional chefs of NEPA Sisters win Triple Star Title

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Chef Blaise Alan Dente receiving his Past President's plaque from current President, Chef John J. Hudak, Jr.,CEC, AAC.

Chef Blaise Alan Dente, CCC, HAAC (Certified Chef de Cuisine, Honorary Fellow Member of the American Academy of Chefs) was recently honored by the American Culinary Federation, Professional Chefs of Northeast Pennsylvania. He received his past president’s plaque for serving as the local chapter president from 2010-2011. The presentation was made during a chapter meeting at Luzerne County Community College. Dente is the chef/co-owner of the family business, Dente’s Catering & Rental Co., Pittston. The most memorable event during his presidency was the Flood Victim & Responders Dinner, which the local chapter members prepared and participated in by donating their time and efforts to preparing a cabaret-style dinner for those affected by the September 2011 flooding. The meal was free of charge and served over 300 guests, most from the Greater Pittston surrounding areas.

Michael Watson in a 1991 photo when he graduated from the police academy.

Promoted to lieutenant Michael Watson was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant on the Arlington County, Virginia, police force. He has served with the department for the past 21 years. He was one of the first on the scene during the Sept. 11, 2001, assault on The Pentagon. Son of William P. and Phyllis

Sisters Alorah Marie Colwell and Rebecca Lynn Colwell, of West Pittston, won the Triple Star Title for their duo performances at the 2012 New York State Tournament of Dance in the 13-15 age division. Both girls are long-time students at the David Blight School of Dance located on South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre under the direction of Candace Miscavage and Chrissy Howe.

Watson, West Pittston, he is a Wyoming Area high School graduate who was a member of the wrestling and football teams there. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Studies from the University of Scranton and was a distinguished military graduate from the university’s ROTC program. Upon graduation, he accepted a U.S. Army commission as a second lieutenant and served on active duty overseas. With the Arlington County police department, he has served as a patrol officer, field training officer and instructor at the northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy. In 2001 he was promoted to sergeant and served as a patrol supervisor, react team supervisor and is currently the supervisor of the Court Liaison Unit. Lt. Watson has been an active rugby player within the Potomac Rugby Union for the past 20 years and played in several ven-

ues throughout the United States and abroad. He is also an avid cyclist and fitness enthusiast. He resides in Arlington County with his wife, Shannon, a county commissioner, son Michael, 22, and daughter Megan, 9. Limongelli on dean’s list Meghan Limongelli, of Pittston, daughter of Paula A. Hoban McDonough and Joseph C. Limongelli, was named to the dean’s list during the winter term at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She is a graduate of Marywood University and Pittston Area High School. Happy birthday Happy birthday wishes to Gene Anderson, of Hughestown who celebrated on July 21; Kiersten Marie Grieco, of Duryea who celebrated on July 25; and Matthew Gavlick, of Suscon who is celebrating today, July 29.

PA Class of 1992 The Pittston Area Class of 1992 will celebrate its 20th anniversary reunion on 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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didn’t win any medals. He didn’t meet King Gustav, but he was, and remains, the only Olympian from Pittston. Bowman was on the USA fencing team. He competed in individual and team épée and individual foil (types of swords.) He turned 21 on July 28, the day of the closing ceremonies. He didn’t advance past the first round in foil, but in individual épée he qualified in the quarterfinals in his pool finishing second behind eventual bronze medalist Philippe Le Hardy de Beaulieu of Belgium. In the semis he finished third, but was eliminated, as only the top two qualified for pool finals. Bowman was born on July 28, 1881, into a prominent and fascinating Pittston family. His father, Charles Calvin “C.C.” Bowman, was a Pittston mayor and a 16-term city councilman and a wealthy mine baron. He organized the western shipping department of the Pennsylvania Coal Company, before becoming the company manager. He was also general manager of the Florence Coal Co. In 1910

“C.C” ran for the US House of Representatives in the 11th District which then stretched from Hazle Township to Duryea against George McLean. Bowman won the election, but McLean contested it claiming Bowman spent large amounts of money illegally and enlisted mine bosses to intimidate voters. McLean’s claim was upheld and the seat was vacated, but not before Bowman served nearly the full term from March 4, 1911, to December 12, 1912. After he lost his seat, he operated his own independent anthracite mining and shipping company. The Bowmans lived a refined life at the home they built at 109 William Street with four sons and a daughter, a live-in coachman, Eugene Durling, and cook, Mary Hefferan. A building behind the home housed a coach house and second floor gymnasium, where William learned to fence. William went to high school at the Harry Hillman Academy on Terrace Street in WilkesBarre, where he played violin in the orchestra. Hillman later merged with Wyoming Seminary. When he graduated from Hillman in 1900 he gave the class oration on the “Last Days of Pompeii” and won an award WEDNESDAY

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Pittston native publishes paranormal novel Chuck Miceli will be at the Pittston Library on Thursday By JACK SMILES

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Pittston native Chuck Miceli didn’t set out to write a paranormal mystery, but that’s where his writing led him. Miceli will be at the Pittston Library at 6:30 p.m. on this Thursday, Aug. 2 for a reading, discussion and signing of his paranormal novel, “Amanda’s Room.” Miceli is co-author of the text, “Fire Behind Bars” considered the first book ever published dealing with fire prevention and control in prisons and jails. That book was a result of his career as a nationally-known consultant and technical advisor on a wide range of criminal justice and juvenile justice topics. In an email, Miceli explained how he came to write “Amanda’s Room.” “I’ve written course curriculums and technical articles, but never lost my interest in writing another book. I retired early to return to writing,” he said. “My first attempt was to write a multigeneration historical book based upon coal mining in Pittston. After drafting almost 300 pages, I realized that I wasn’t ready to write that book. Since then, I’ve experimented with a variety of writing projects, including a children’s book, a romance novel and

several poems and short stories. One of those short stories was “The Room.” In it, I envisioned a Miceli perfect, almost spiritual, environment. From 2008 to 2011, I rewrote “The Room” into a full novel and revised it 13 times. The result is ‘Amanda’s Room.’” Miceli was born in Pittston in 1948, one of 11 children of a coal miner. His family moved to New York when he was 6 years old. “Dad hoped that moving to New York would give us greater opportunities. It didn’t happen for dad. In New York, he cleaned out giant mixing vats in a bakery factory. He traded coal dust for flour dust and died in his mid-60s from the black lung.” Though Miceli never returned to live in Pittston after the move to New York, he comes back often to visit relatives. “In Pittston, it seemed as though everyone was a cousin. Many of my fondest memories come from there,” he said. “I went back to Pittston often during my summer school vacations well into my high school years. I would stay with relatives or friends and always felt welcomed and safe. While I adapted to the demands of living in a major city, I never lost my love for the peacefulness I felt in Pittston. Even now, when I feel the need to slow down and rethink my priorities, I suggest to my wife that we spend a weekend in Pittston.” “Amanda’s Room” is described as a paranormal mystery. “The

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genre is similar to Stephen King books,” Miceli said, “but the style is closer my favorite author, Ken Follett.” The Amanda in “Amanda’s Room” is Amanda Reynolds, a girl who died young but whose spirit lived on in an abandoned mansion, where the book’s heroine, college student Katie Jarvis, discovers what appears to be a paradise on earth. Under the guidance of her professor, worldrenowned physicist Bertrand Myers, the team learns the room’s perfect environment defies any natural explanation. Then Katie discovers that the room also affects the weather for miles around. “Amanda’s Room” was released as an eBook in February. The print paperback edition was released in May. “When I started planning book reading and signing events, I immediately thought of Pittston,” Miceli said. “I feel a real connection to this town and its people. Generations of my family lived and worked here and many of those who have passed are buried here. I will eventually get back to my writing project about Pittston and when I finish it, this is where it will premier.”

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tensive tracts of land. He was a prominent figure in the starch industry, a coal operator and an official of the DelaContinued from Page 6 ware, Lackawanna and Westtour of the town. Some of the ern Railroad. It was the pracsites Stiroh planned to show tice of this railroad to name its was the site of the train sta- section stops after officials of tion, former Babylon Breaker, the line. And that’s how the the former Wasta Hotel, the Duryea train stop got its name. Gayeski Building, the Duryea The township was split into Lumberyard, the old Town smaller subdivisions and that’s Hall, the view from St. Jo- when Duryea as a municipality seph’s Cemetery and the End started, in 1901. of The Line StreetJump to today. car. The family al- Duryea has almost Duryea has also headed to most 4,600 resi4,600 residents, about Scranton to tour dents, about the Steamtown Na- 2,200 homes and about 2,200 homes and tional Historic Site. 15 miles of road, said about 15 miles of “There’s a lot of Council President Audry road, said Counhistory here,” Sti- Marcinko. cil President Auroh said. dry Marcinko. According to StiDuryea Lansroh, 40 original settlers arrived ing said the kids were as excitfrom Connecticut on Feb. 8, ed as she was. 1769 and setup temporary cab“The kids saw the high ins near the junction of the school and we had to stop. Lackawanna and Susquehanna They saw the sports complex rivers. One of the first settlers and we had to stop. Anything was Zebulon Marcy and he with ‘Duryea’ on it, we had to built the first log cabin in stop,” she said. They just 1770. As more settlers located wanted to come to see it, what in the area because of mining, Duryea looks like.” the residents petitioned for The kids said they wanted to township status. Marcy Town- check out both of Dureya’s ship was created in 1880 with playgrounds and their impresa population of 1,159. sions of Duryea were positive. Gen. Duryea was a Civil “Great,” said Danny. “Very War general and owner of ex- cool,” said Lexi.

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In West Pittston, bargains by the yard items Langan admired, they aren’t what he is best known for. “Everybody calls me the toy Most of the time, the side yard guy,” Stufflebeam said. “I have a of Trinity Episcopal Church in lot of old stuff and a lot of toys. I West Pittston is a quiet green like coming here every month space, visited only by squirrels, because the price is great, the birds and an occasional group of people are great and the food is neighborhood kids tossing a ball great!” around. Once a month from May The event is a fundraiser for to October, though, Trinity Episcopal the yard hosts hunChurch, with the $10 dreds who come to I F Y O U G O vendor fee and the Trinity’s popular The next Giant proceeds from the Giant Neighbor- Neighborhood Yard sale of baked goods Sale at Trinity hood Yard Sale. made by parishionEpiscopal Church Vendors arrive will be held Saturday, ers, chili dogs with a before 7 a.m. on the August 4 from 8 a.m. homemade “secret” first Saturday of to 3 p.m. For sauce and wimpies or to each of those information made from scratch reserve a vendor months and catch spot, call 654-3261. all helping to support up on what’s hapthe work of the parpened since the last ish. sale as they set up According to Trintheir wares, which range from ity’s rector, Rev. John C. Major, handmade aprons to vintage lin- raising money isn’t the most imens to gently-used household portant function of the yard sale. items and discounted toiletries. He said the yard sales are imporMany vendors and customers tant because they bring people have attended the sale for most of together in a fun and very posithe nine years it has been held. tive way. The church also uses At a recent sale, West Pittston the yard sales as a platform to resident Patti Langan browsed help the community, Rev. Major through the varied items availa- said. ble at the large display set up Representatives of West Pitteach month by Bob Stufflebeam. ston Tomorrow have been given “I’m really liking these oil lan- space to share information about terns, and this pocket knife with their efforts and programs with the duck,” Langan said as she yard sale visitors. “Our mission looked over Stufflebeam’s table. statement at Trinity is, ‘Working “I like coming here to look and praying together to live and around.” build holy community,’ said MaStufflebeam, also of West Pitt- jor, who has been at the West ston, has taken part in the sale for Pittston church for more than 12 at least six years. And, though he years. “These yard sales help us has many of the kinds of vintage live out that mission statement,

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Annual event benefits Pittston Library, Care and Concern Clinic, Pittston YMCA For years, people have been drawn to the quaint beauty of Jim Thorpe nestled in the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania Now, the results of a competition by Rand McNally and USA Today have named that town as among the best in the nation. Jim Thorpe was recently designated number four on the list of the “Most Beautiful Towns in the United States.” That came as no surprise to coordinators planning this year’s Greater Pittston Charity Train Ride to Jim Thorpe, nor to any of the more than 1700 people who have taken part in the past three annual train rides. This year’s charity train ride to benefit the Greater Pittston YMCA, the Pittston Library and the Care and Concern Free Health Clinic is planned for Sunday, Sept. 9. Those attending will travel back in time on newly-restored 1920 era open window coaches pulled by a diesel locomotive belonging to the Reading & North-

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With improvements to downtown Pittston, particularly Main Street, the talk of the valley, new Executive Director of Community Development Joe Chacke (see story, page 7) says he wants to take that spirit into the city’s neighborhoods. We think he’s on to something. But before he delves into identifying and prioritizing needs in the neighborhoods and securing funds for projects, we believe those living in the neighborhoods can get the ball rolling in a simple, oldfashioned activity: weeding. Drive around the neighborhoods of the city and you will see weeds growing – some two to three feet high – from nearly every sidewalk crack and crevice. It’s baffling and frustrating, especially to those who have trouble growing healthy garden flowers or vegetable plants, how weeds will thrive in as little as an inch of dirt along a street curb. Many residents who keep their properties immaculate take the time to remove weeds from public areas such as sidewalks and curbs near their homes. We commend them and offer them as an example of what everyone can do. It doesn’t take much to pull up weeds from the sidewalks and streets around your property and it would go a long way toward beautifying the city. If everyone does a little it will mean a lot. We suggest you get caught up in this idea. Why not extend your sphere to the streets and sidewalks in front of a neighboring home where perhaps a senior citizen resides? Or in front of a vacant home? Or an empty business? If you belong to a service club or are a student needing to do public service as a school project, here’s your chance. If you want a little publicity for your efforts, give the Dispatch a call and we’ll send out a photographer. We’ll even issue a little friendly challenge to the wonderful folks who are members of the Lithuanian Club on Butler Street. Your property looks marvelous with its newly paved parking lot but just a few feet away on lower Butler Street the weeds are taking over. How about setting an example by getting out there and ripping out those weeds? To repeat the pun of the above headline: if we weed the city’s neighborhoods, we will all reap the benefits.

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Loads of thanks for Greater Pittston Legion baseball success On behalf of the Greater Pittston Senior and Junior American Legion Baseball programs, I need to publicly recognize a few individuals, organizations, and businesses for their outstanding support this past year. I have been involved with legion baseball since 1981 as a player, manager and have served as the general manager since 1987. It is my responsibility as a former player to educate the youngsters and fans of today, of the individuals that are responsible, and will always be responsible, for the stature and tradition of the GP Legion Program. Former Manager Mike Cefalo and General Manager Joe Nardone had the foresight some 37 years ago to give our studentathletes of today the opportunity to participate in the highest level of amateur baseball in the country. I was fortunate to have played under both these men and have memories that I will always cherish. There is not a game that has gone by that I do not think of them every time I walk to home plate to exchange line up cards with our opponent. I realize that they are still “watching” and I am indirectly representing them. Their efforts both physically and financially should never be forgotten and they are a part of every championship season we have experienced since 1983. It is not more apparent of how other areas view our program than when I am reading an out-of-town newspaper on-line and the writer refers to us as a “Regional Power!” This season we were fortunate to have three very financially

committed individuals to our programs. Joe Kopcza, Metcalfe & Shaver Inc., was behind the Junior program and the Seniors were supported by James McDermott, Herman Chiropractic, and Michael Butera, Butera Law Offices. All I can say as a parent, fan, former player, manager and general manager is “Thank you!” Another contributing factor to our success is our traditionally solid fan base which is never more a parent than when we enter the post season. This past season I had plenty of assistance in maintaining the baseball facility and must share the compliments that I received on the complex from fans, players and umpires in its appearance and the way it “played”. Our baseball facility is as good as any in the area and without the efforts and continued support of the Wyoming Area School District Administration and School Board for the past 29 years, Barry Pryzbyla, Dave Humko, Tim Dougherty, and anyone that I may have missed we wouldn’t be able to make that statement. There is a lot that goes into a successful program before the first pitch and those behind the scenes when no one is watching deserve the credit. A shout of gratitude to all. This year Nick Perugini was instrumental in posting schedules and results from games on the Wyoming Area Baseball website which many families and players greatly appreciated. A majority See LEGION, Page 15


Corey was ‘the strongest person’ By SARAH HITE

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Ed. Note: This story about Corey Ehret was prepared for The Dallas Post. Corey was a son of Sunday Dispatch nutrition columnist Mary R. Ehret, whose column appears weekly in this space and will return next Sunday.

he has set for our teams, and for everyone in our community.” Samuel said he has learned more from Corey through his experiences with the Ehret family than most coaches learn from their players. “That young man and his family have exhibited remarkable strength and perseverance … It’s unbelievable that these people were able to rise up and meet the extreme heavy burden he was meeting on daily basis, and yet attain the success that they all have,” said Samuel. “I’m amazed at how strong an individual he was. I don’t know if I could do it myself.” Corey was also an active outdoorsman, and even taught close friend Chelsea Martin, 18, of Dallas, how to fish. “I’ve known Corey and his family since we were in first grade,” she said. “He, Chris and Brenden are like brothers to my sister, Amanda, and me. We’ll cherish all the memories we have of Corey.” Martin said Corey’s outgoing personality and ability to overcome whatever life threw his way made him a great friend and an inspiration. “Corey was a great guy. He loved to talk - sometimes we couldn’t get him to stop talking,” she said. “He loved to share any information he had about fishing or hunting. He had a great spirit, and I’m really going to miss him.” Dallas High School Principal Jeffrey Shaffer said Corey was “one of those kids it was easy to take an instant liking to,” and said his family set “remarkable examples” for the school and community. “I think Corey represents a new definition of what strength is,” said Shaffer. “By watching Corey and watching his family and their situation and in 22 years in education, this is one of the most difficult situations I’ve seen. I’ve also seen a community show love and support.”

‘Angels in the Outfield’ softball tourney planned By Ashley Aritz

The thought of losing a child is most unbearable; yet, three Wyoming Area Staff, our family members, are dealing with that very loss. Being a part of the Wyoming Area family is a very special gift. It is during times like this that we collectively come together to support our fellow community members. We are asking everyone to please come out and support our “Angels in the Outfield” charity softball tournament to be held on Saturday, August 11, with a rain date set for Sunday, August 12, at the Exeter Little League Field. The tournament will include softball games, food, live music, basket raffles, and many other games for everyone to enjoy. The tournament begins at 8 a.m. and will continue throughout the day. The tournament proceeds will

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of these players are “Warriors”, but are just wearing a different colored uniform in the summer. Also thanks to the Wyoming Area Diamond Club and Joe Bellino for the spontaneous cookout in between doubleheaders on a Sunday afternoon in a game against Wallenpaupack. Our sons should be grateful for the journalistic exploits of The Sunday Dispatch, Jack Smiles, and Tom Romanelli, for the publicity which is as always second to none. Some Sunday mornings after reading the articles they have me convinced we could be the New York Yankees. Our coaching staff was not “paid” very well, but they kept punching their time card each and every day. Your children are fortunate to have knowledgeable and inspirational leaders working with them on the field. Former players Jerry Ranielli, Charlie McDermott, Rob Lemoncelli, and Anthony Bellino along with Gary Lopatka and Se-

benefit the Wyoming Area John Anthony “Beno” Borzell Scholarship and the Fallen Warrior Scholarship established by Wyoming Area Faculty in memory of Beno Borzell, Matt Chipolis, and Mark Dushok all former Wyoming Area students , children of Wyoming Area employees and also former Little League players. The scholarships are awarded to graduating Wyoming Area seniors every year upon their graduation. John Borzell, son of Jack and Mary Claire Borzell, Matthew Chipolis, son of Steven and Gina Chipolis, and Mark Dushok, son of Richard and Debbie Dushok, deserve our love and generosity for which our community is noted. Therefore we would love you to help by coming out and showing your support to these three “Fallen Warriors” in a charity softball tournament. nior Manager Drew Whyte were “paid” through the joy expressed by your sons as they competed with pride and sportsmanship. Fortunately we had our popular Assistant GM Sandi Whyte on the scorebook to keep all the Senior coaches in check. Lastly, the parents. We met some ten weeks ago and I informed you the way that things were going to be done on and off the field for the season. Obviously, I am aware that not everyone agreed on all my methods or decisions, but you were all respectful, dependable, and supportive not put your son ahead of the team! This was the first time in my 35 seasons of coaching that I did not have to deal with a confrontational parent. That means more to me than any of the success we had on the field. In closing, the most important point of the season was that your sons are better people than they are baseball players. I am glad they took me on the journey with them. Yours in GP Tradition Ronald J. Musto Jr.

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The Back Mountain community is mourning the loss of a young man considered by many of his friends as “the strongest person” they know. Corey Ehret, 18, of Dallas died Sunday, July 22 after a three-year battle with embryonal rhabdomyo sarcoma. Friends remember the recent Dallas graduate as a person whose perseverance and positive outlook on life could rival that of any professional athlete. Ehret was first diagnosed with cancer in 2008, though he remained an active member of the varsity cross country team throughout his high school career. Dallas High School cross country coach Matt Samuel said Ehret sometimes seemed like a second coach – he was always present to offer support and advice to fellow teammates, which included his twin brother, Chris, and his younger brother, Brenden. “He was a source of support, and though he was going through his own personal struggles and for as tremendous as those things were, for him to take his focus away and concentrate and offer his counsel and advice to all other members of teams was just amazing,” said Samuel. “For him to be able to do that at such a young age, you really don’t see all that often.” When Corey’s cancer went into remission, the team celebrated the triumph with him, and he began to run with the team again. Samuel said Corey was a very active and important member of

the team during that time. “It was amazing to see him come back and then step onto our team Corey Ehret after going through that stuff, and cross country was very tough to deal with in first place,” the coach said. “He was able to overcome his cancer treatment and contribute to the team in a meaningful way. He was a scoring member of team.” Former teammate Jess Adams, 18, of Dallas, said the team participated in fundraisers to aid the Ehrets. “When we first heard about (Corey’s diagnosis), we were coming up with ways we could support him, and we helped with different fundraisers,” said Adams. “One thing I remember, a lot of teammates wrote on their shoes, ‘For Peach’ because we used to call him Peachy. Because of his cancer treatments, his hair was peach fuzz and the name stuck. That was a big show of what Corey meant to us.” Adams said it was always motivating to see Corey in the stands cheering on his family and his teammates. “He was like our team mascot. He would always be there cheering us on, supporting us all the way,” he said. “It was really cool to see him out there because we knew what he was suffering, but he was always there when he could be.” Marjorie Adams, Jess’s mother and Corey’s former cross country coach, said she saw Corey transform from a middle school runner into a remarkable young man. “He was a great competitor and teammate. I admired him so much and it was very hard to watch him go through (cancer), but he carried himself through it so well,” she said. “It was amazing the example

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Some pins Inge Markarian wore when she served as a volunteer and translator at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

Inge Markarian of West Pittston holds a certificate and letter of appreciation for serving as a volunteer at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. BILL TARUTIS PHOTOS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH

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Slam champion ever when he won Wimbledon. In addition to her ’84 Olympic uniform and logo shoulder bag, Markarian has a boxed collection of LA Times Olympic newspapers, a large poster and a framed set of letters to her from the Olympic committee. One of the letters said she was ranked as one of the top 10 percent of all Olympic staffers. As a reward, the letter contained a check for $750. She said she was interested in the Olympics even before 1984. Also in her collection of Olympic memorabilia is a pair of coffee table books from the 1936 Berlin Olympics which she found in her father’s library when she sold his house in Germany. Markarian’s interest in the Olympics stems in part from her own athleticism. She was a fencer as a young girl in Germany where her uncle had a fencing school. She was also a tennis player. She and her husband won a club doubles competition in

Pasadena years ago, taking home four bottles of wine as a prize. Before the interview, as Inge modeled one of her Olympic uniforms for a photographer, she noted on the uniform tag it was manufactured by Levi Strauss and said, “Made in America.”

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‘Mission for Mason’ benefit concert today Pittston Area cheerleaders sponsor car wash next Saturday Cancertacular is sponsoring the benefit “A Mission for Mason” today, Sunday, July 29, from 1 to 10 p.m. at the Woodlands Inn and Resort,1073 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre. All proceeds will benefit Mason Dantone, a 7-year-old battling cancer. Mason is the step son of Gary Griglock and step grandson of Marie Griglock, of Hughestown. A $12 donation can be paid at the door. There will be basket raffles, many bands performing on the main stage inside as well as on the outside deck, disc jockeys and magic performances. Proceeds benefit Cancertacular and childhood cancer in NEPA. PA Cheer Booster Club

The Pittston Area Cheerleading Booster Club will meet at 7 p.m. on July 31 at Savo’s Pizza. All parents of junior varsity and varsity teams are urged to attend. All Class Reunion Meeting

The Pittston Twp. All Class Reunion meeting will be held on August 2 at 6 p.m. at Savo’s Restaurant. All persons interested in attending the reunion and have not received an application are requested to call 654-2876 or 6542081. The reunion will be held on Saturday, September 1 from noon to 7 p.m. at the Plains pavilion on Clark Lane in Plains. Seton Class of 1977

Seton Catholic Class of 1977 will hold a reunion meeting at

Cooper’s Cabana on Friday, August 3 starting at 5 p.m. All classmates, spouses and friends are invited to attend. Wyoming Memorial Service

The annual Memorial Service with West Wyoming Borough in honor of Chief Edward Brennan and Chief Ralph Dailey is today, Sunday, July 29 at 1 p.m. on the grounds of the Wyoming Borough Building. The police chiefs of both Boroughs were killed in the line of duty in 1918. The public is welcome to attend. Cheerleaders car wash

The Pittston Area cheerleaders will hold a car wash, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Pittston Kmart. Charge per car will be $5. Tickets can be purchased from any varsity or junior varsity cheerleader or at the car wash. Golf tournament

The Third Annual Keith Romanczuk Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at the Blue Ridge Golf Resort, Mountain Top, on Saturday, Aug. 4. Registration is at 6:45 a.m. with tee-off at 7:30 a.m. Cost of $100 per player (four players per team, captain and crew format.) includes entry, 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch and chance to win various prizes. To register, email BRomanczuk@comcast.net or call Jason at 299-1438.

The Mt. Zion UMW, Mt. Zion Road, Harding will hold its annual yard sale and flea market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the church grounds. Vendor space is available for $10 per space by calling Brenda at 388-2265 or Idella at 3882600 (leave message). Vendors must supply their own tables. Lunch and refreshments will be available for purchase. LaBar families reunion

The 90th annual reunion of the LaBar families will be held on Sunday, Aug. 5 at the Weona Park in Pen Argyl. A business meeting will be held at1p.m. followed by a covered dish luncheon. Corpus Christi Car Show

Corpus Christi Parish will sponsor a Car Show and Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5 on the grounds of Holy Redeemer Church, Route 92, Harding. All are welcome to view antiques, classics, customs, motorcycles and vote for their favorite vehicle. There will be craft vendors, “oldies” music and food.

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The next General Chapter Meeting of the Greater Scranton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association will be on Wednesday Aug. 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the Sherbine Lounge on the Penn State Worthington Scranton Campus 120 Ridge View Drive, Dunmore. Wyoming Farmers’ Market

The Wyoming Farmers’ Market in the Park is held at 9 a.m. every Saturday in the Butler Street Park, off Eighth Street. Craft and food vendors will also be on hand. Additional vendor spaces are still available. Call the borough office at 693-0291 to register. The event is sponsored by Wyoming Borough and the Wyoming Recreation Board. DePrimo Golf Tournament

The Fourth Annual First Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Golf Tournament will be held at the WilkesBarre Municipal Golf Course on August 18. Registration is at 7 a.m. shot gun start at 8 a.m. Captain and Crew Format $75 per person includes 18 holes of golf, cart, dinner and awards. Pre-registration is sug-

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Elementary students who did not get report cards on the last day of school should go to the following schools to pick up their report cards: Montgomery Avenue and Sarah J. Dymond’s report cards will be at Montgomery Avenue’s office and the Tenth Street Elementary and John F. Kennedy’s report cards will be at the Tenth Street Elementary office. Summer office hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. All report cards will be returned to the students’ schools by Aug. 20 where they can be picked up between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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Agolino’s flooded (first time) in 1972 Peeking into the past

Question After being in operation for over two decades, the smallest shop in Pittston closed in July With Judy Minsavage 1962. What did owner Joseph Capitano sell in his shop? Hint: He had an issue with everything. 1952 – 60 Years Ago State and federal mine officials were alarmed at the mine water situation occurring in the area. In order to remedy the situation, a reservoir was proposed for the site of the 1986 twin shaft disaster. A deep-water pump would be installed to pull water from a major portion of the mines, which would drain into a dam built to accumulate the overabundance of water threatening ongoing mining operations. After the closing of the William A and No 10 operations of Kehoe Berge Coal Company, it was necessary to operate pumps day and night in the remaining mine shafts to stay ahead of the encroaching water. In June 1992, a marker was dedicated at North Main and Union Streets in Pittston, designating the site where 58 men and boys died 434 feet below ground during the cave-in at the Twin Shaft on June 28, 1896. They left 31 widows and 101 orphans. None of the bodies were ever recovered. Based on its investigation, the commission suggested that pillars of coal be left standing for safety, especially when two seams were to be mined at once, and that maps of mine workings and air tunnels be provided to inspectors. Mary Ann, Deanna and Joe Haddock, of Dupon,t were set to appear as

guest artists at the Dance Congress in New York City. While in New York, they were scheduled to stay at the Hotel Park Sheraton. The dance trio performed throughout the Wyoming Valley and appeared on the Steel Pier in Atlantic City. Master Sergeant Leo Patrick Gilroy, of Duryea, a technician with the U.S. Army in Korea was presented with a citation for his outstanding achievement during the Korean War. Sgt. Gilroy continually put himself in harm’s way as he “entered into the main line of resistance and forward observations posts” to take soil samples and “dust” Army outposts after an outbreak of Hemorrhagic Fever occurred. His efforts helped to prevent other soldiers from being infected with the killer disease while exposing him to the illness, as well as to enemy fire. Korean Hemorrhagic Fever is an often-fatal illness caused by a rodentborne species of Hantavirus known clinically as Hantaan virus. It has never been determined how many military personnel died in the Korean War from the disease. The Sunday Dispatch Inquiring Photographer asked Pittston residents, “During the summer weather, women like to ‘strut’ around in shorts. Do you say that the reason men do not do likewise is because they are too modest.”

Betty Jane Potomis answered, “Men lack eye appeal in shorts, that’s the only reason.” Ellen Sullivan said, “I can’t think of one man in town who would do them justice.” Philip O’Brien added, “Men are too modest, their morals must be better than women.” Helen Korick stated, “Men don’t wear shorts for the same reason they don’t wear dresses; they’d look silly in them.” Vincent Aquilina asked, “Men would feel embarrassed in public if they were wearing shorts, wouldn’t they?” 1962 – 50 Years Ago The Number 4 shaft of the Pennsylvania Coal Company located at the “Southern end of Pittston City, East of Sabastopol” was the last of many mineshafts razed in the Pittston area. The shaft opening was not to be sealed as others were after being razed by the coal company. Iron rails were laid and a safety fence was built around the opening to provide ventilation for nearby slope mine work areas. Mrs. Skipper Karichner, Mary Lucille Heffernon, Mrs. Matt Martinelli, Mrs. Stewart Clark, Mary Tighe, Edythe O’Malley, Anita Linskey, Dorothy Kolmansberger, Tillie Sickler, Grace Walsh, Jule Calabro, Dorothy Homschek, Ruth Griffin and Mabel Bantell gathered for the first social function of the newly-organized Pittston Little League Auxiliary. The group presented a check for $100 to Mr. Sickler, a vice president of the league. The money would aid in financing a refreshment stand to be built at the stadium. Marilyn Moritz, of Duryea, attended

the Senior Girl Scout Roundup at Button Bay, Vermont. While there she served as a correspondent for the Sunday Dispatch, writing about the various activities offered at the roundup. In September 2012, a 50th anniversary reunion of the event is being celebrated at Button Bay. According to the website girlscoutroundupreunion.com, everyone is invited to visit the amphitheater where the girls planted a pine tree in 1962. The Sunday Dispatch Inquiring Photographer asked, “Now that the Telstar satellite makes trans-Atlantic television possible, what type of shows would you like to see from Europe?” Joseph Papa, of Inkerman, answered, “Different sporting events like the Olympics and French Grand Prix.” Ed Golunshka said, “A show that would give us a chance to see how people in England and Europe live.” Louis Bobbouine, of Pittston, stated, “Scenes from other countries like people fishing in Italy.” On July 10, 1962, at 4:30 a.m. ET, a three-stage Thor Delta rocket took off from NASA’s Cape Canaveral launch site in Florida with the Telstar satellite on board. The first telephone call transmitted by satellite was between Fred Kappel, the chairman of AT&T, which owned Telstar, and U.S. Vice-President Lyndon Johnson. Fifty years later, Telstar is still orbiting the globe about every 158 minutes. 1972 – 40 Years Ago Sam Agolino’s Char-Grill Restaurant in West Pittston had just undergone a complete renovation and made the final payment to the contractor on June 22. Sam along with wife Betty, daughters See PEEKING, Page 23

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Masonic Lodge barbecue

Saint John’s Masonic Lodge #233 and Tyre Square Club Masonic Lodge Golden Rule #15 have scheduled a joint open house and barbecue for Aug. 18 at Saint John’s Lodge Hall, 498 Yatesville Road in Jenkins Township. The barbecue begins with cooking at 7 a.m. with servings from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (or until the food runs out, whichever comes first.) The menu consists of grilled and smoked chicken and ribs, candied yams, collard greens, bread, macaroni, a soft drink or iced tea. Prices are $10 for the chicken or ribs and $25 for a rack of ribs. For more information, call Jerry Venetz at 654-9833 or Fred Kotula at 655-1687. Animal hospice fundraiser

A fundraiser will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19 at Nails First Salon, 207 S. Main St., Taylor to benefit Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc. A variety of services will be offered such as: manicures, pedicures, nail fills, waxing, and more. There will also be live entertainment by Dani-elle Khela, a wine and cheese table and psychic readings. Men are invited to attend and indulge in a men’s pedicure. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Denise Kumorat at 457-1625 Celiac Benefit Picnic

A Picnic in the Park to benefit the University of Maryland Celiac Research will be held on August 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Nay Aug Park, Scranton. Adult tickets are $25 Children under 12 $10. Enjoy a gluten free menu, bands, education, games for kids, samples, Chinese auction and vendors. Tickets can be purchased at Nay Aug Park or register at Alternative Eating, 116 South Main Avenue Scranton, 344-6568. For more information contact Rosemarie Butera at 655-0728.

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Polish Alliance Bus Trip

The Polish Women’s Alliance, Council 40, is sponsoring a bus trip to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doyles-

town, on Sunday, Aug. 26. The chapel of Our Lady of Czestochowa is an exact replica of the altar in the Shrine at Jasna Gora and a link to the Polish homeland. An outdoor prayer area, including Stations of the Cross and Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes is a setting for meditation. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. from Wegman’s parking lot in Wilkes-Barre and at 8:15 a.m. from St. Monica’s parking lot (formerly St. Joseph’s), East Sixth Street, Wyoming. For information and reservations, call Bernadine Regis at 693-2293, Felicia Perlickat 4439940 or Jean Scupski at 8241829. The bus will depart from Doylestown at 4 p.m. Luzerne HS picnic

The Luzerne High All Alumni Picnic will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26 at the Checkerboard Inn Pavilion, 385 Carverton Road, Trucksville. The picnic is open to all who attended Luzerne Schools and their guests. Reservations are required and payment of $23 per person will include food and drinks. Those who can are asked to bring desserts. Payment must be received by Aug.15 and checks should be made payable to the Luzerne High Picnic Committee. Mail to: Bernard Luksic, 106 Franklin St., Shavertown, PA 18708. Include a name, address, phone number, email address, graduation year and number attending.

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The Pittston Twp. combined reunion committee recently finalized plans for its upcoming reunion to be held on Saturday, Sep. 1 at the Plains Pavilion on Clark Lane in Plains. Music will be furnished by a D.J. Cost of the reunion is $33 per person. Checks can be mailed to Pittston Township Combined Reunion, 42 Norman St., Pittston Township, PA 18640. For more information contact Joe Sperrazza 654-2081 All Pittston Township residents are invited to bring a nonresident guest.

The Pittston Area High School Class of 1962 will hold its 50th anniversary reunion on Sept. 2 at Brews Brothers. Committee members are looking for contact information for fellow classmates Joan Carolyn Barbara Goham and Edward Thomas Carey. For more information, call Florence at 655-3228 or Jo-Jo at 655-0468.

PA Class of 2002

Pittston Area Class of 2002 will celebrate its 10th anniversary reunion on Sept. 1 at Van Fleet’s Grove, Moscow. Cost is $40 per person or $80 per couple. Reservations must be made by Aug.18. Complete reunion details can be found on the Pittston Area Class of 2002 Reunion Facebook page or please email paclass02@gmail.com for additional information. WA Class of 1992

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

The Wyoming Area Class of 1982 will hold a reunion from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2 at the Checkerboard Inn, 385 Carverton Road, Trucksville with food, refreshments and music by “Old Friends.” Cost is $50 per person. Make checks payable to Patrice Yurek, 120 Butler St., Wyoming, PA 18644 For more information, call Patrice at 881-0135.

The Greater Pittston Charity Train Ride railroad excursion to Jim Thorpe is Sunday, Sept. 9. The excursion in a 1920s era open window coach pulled by a diesel locomotive will depart at 9 a.m. from Duryea and return at approximately 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $65 each. Checks should be made payable and sent to the Greater Pittston Charity Train Ride c/o Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St., Pittston, PA 18640. For more information, call Gloria at 693-0766 or Tina at 407-0579. Bus Trip to Playhouse

The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of West Pittston are sponsoring a bus trip to Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in New Jersey on Thursday, October 4. For more information contact Doris Dushok at 654-2689 or Karen Week at 654-4446.

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Sandra and Barbara and son Joe looked forward to a grand opening on June 23. However, the Susquehanna River was rising due to Hurricane Agnes. When it was all over, the restaurant was under five feet of water and totally destroyed. After cleaning, sterilizing and rebuilding, Agolino’s restaurant reopened just six weeks later. Joe Agolino and his wife Carmelina experienced the same fate as his restaurant was inundated with seven feet of water in the September 2011 flooding. Once again, the family overcame adversity and opened three months later. Jessie Lipfert, of Exeter, celebrated his 75th birthday by handing out blossoms to family and friends of his most exotic flower, a night blooming Cereus. The white blooms of the cacti last only one night and bloom only once a year. After the Luzerne County Community College campus building in Wilkes-Barre received heavy damage during the flood of 1972, officials of the Pittston Area School District offered LCCC the opportunity to house their summer school students. District Superintendent Martin L. Mattei stated the district was glad to be in a position to open the doors to various groups throughout the valley. The 76th Army Engineers were billeted at the school as well.

Answer Joseph Capitano of Pittston opened his sidewalk newsstand/ variety shop at 67 S. Main St. in 1943. The stand was about 16 feet long and eight feet wide. In the small shop, Capitano sold more than 700 items, ranging from window fans to paper bags, needles, thread, aspirin, 20 different brands of cigarettes, newspapers and magazines. In his time, Capitano operated a livery stable, a variety of taxi services and served as a dealer for several types of autos.

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1992 – 20 Years Ago To mark the 39th anniversary of the signing of the truce to end fighting in the Korean War, The Korean War Veterans of Wyoming Valley dedicated a memorial to the 142 men from Luzerne County who lost their lives in the war and 33 men killed in the 109th Field Artillery train wreck in 1950. Soldiers killed in the Korean War from Greater Pittston area: Zigmund M. Maruk, George W. Busch, Peter J. Panetski, Leo Russavage, Robert J. Volack, John Potorski, Peter Kubic, Earl A. Brown, Charles O. Evans, Charles J. Mon-

tagna, Frank J. Chesnowski, Eugene A. Donnelly, John P. Powell, John Kundratik, Joseph Gregori, Robert Venetz, Lawrence Troy, Robert J. Kishbaugh, Saverino Panzita, James Colarusso Jr. Victims of the train accident: James F. McGinley, Donald Zieker, Edward Gallagher. The memorial stands on the south lawn of the Luzerne County Courthouse.

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Bridget Thole of Laflin, left, and Emily Bush of Plains Township try their luck at 'Fill-A-Buckets.'

A golden-brown potato pancake.

Groove Train entertains the crowd at the St. Maria Goretti festival in Laflin on Friday night.

Having a laugh in Laflin ST. MARIA GORETTI, 31 Laflin Road, Laflin. 5-10 p.m. concludes tonight, July 29, “Jeanne Zano Band.” Pony rides for adventurous little ones. Featuring air conditioned indoor bingo, bake sale, ethnic foods, Water Wars and Vera Bradley SACRED HEART OF JESUS PARISH, 215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont. 6-11 p.m. Aug. 2-3, 5-11 p.m. Aug. 4. Entertainment: Aug. 2, “Joe Stevens Kickin��� Polkas”; Aug. 3, “Joe Stanky and his Cadets”; Aug. 4, “John Stevens’ Doubleshot.” Homemade cheese, potato and cabbage pierogies are a draw. ST. MICHAEL’S THE ARCHANGEL BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 205 North Main Street, Pittston. Saturday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 5 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Flea Market, ziti dinner, homemade piggies, haluski, pirohi, wimpies hot dogs and sauerkraut. Bake sale Saturday. Money prize raffles.

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The Big Six wheel.

Photos by Bill Tarutis/For the Sunday Dispatch

Steve Sopkie of Laflin holds some instant bingo tickets. ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH COMMUNITY, Broad and Church streets, Pittston. 5:30-10 p.m. Aug. 9-11. Ethnic and picnic foods. Entertainment: Aug. 9, “Somethin’ Else”; Aug. 10, “Hillbilly D’Luxe”; Aug. 11, “Flaxy Morgan.” ST. JOHN’S LODGE #233, Lodge Hall 498 Yatesville Road, Jenkins Township, Saturday Aug.18, Open House from

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Facilities tour, chicken and ribs barbecue with grilled and smoked chicken and ribs. Prices are an easy $10 for the chicken or ribs, and for a rack of $25. PITTSTON TOMATO FESTIVAL, Tomato Lot, Main Street, Pittston. Aug. 1619. Over 50,000 people will attend the four-day event that has been touted as one of the best festivals in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Delicious food, a tomato fight, Sauce Wars, a variety of live entertainment, a parade, 5K run, games, rides, arts and crafts and Bingo. OBLATES OF ST. JOSEPH FUNFEST: Seminary grounds on Highway 315, Pittston. Sunday Aug. 26. End of Summer” Outdoor Chicken Bar-B-Q dinner on the seminary grounds, from noon to 5 p.m. Mass at 11 a.m. Live entertainment with “Jeanne Zano Band,” raffle prizes, instant Bingo, specialty baskets and kids’ corner with pony rides, face painting, magic show and bounce house.

Jack Pryor, 9, left, and sister Leah, 3, both of WilkesBarre, try their luck at a ring toss game. The St. Maria Goretti Bazaar concludes tonight with the Jeanne Zano Band. The bazaar features air conditioned indoor bingo, bake sale, ethnic foods, Water Wars and a Vera Bradley stand.


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Lizzy Dobson gets pelted by a water balloon courtest of her sister Rachael in Water Wars.

Eight-year-old Morgan Matticks, left, asks her mom Gina, both of Wilkes-Barre, for a basket raffle ticket.

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Lorraine Daniels of Avoca, right, shows St. Maria Goretti pastor Msgr. Neil Van Loon how to make potato pancakes.

Dan Kosisky of Jenkins Township, right, holds his twoyear-old grandson Cohen Kasisky.


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In the towns

Queen of Apostles youth group car wash today Queen of the Apostles Parish will have a car wash from noon to 4 p.m. today, July 29 on St. Mary’s School grounds, 742 Spring St. Cost is $5 per vehicle. All proceeds will help defray the cost of the youth group trip to Dorney Park. Classes of the 60s

Avoca High School Classes of the 1960s invite anyone interested to a pizza, stromboli and antipasto party from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 25 at St. Mary’s auditorium, Spring Street, Avoca. Cost is $25 per person and checks should be made payable to AHS Classes of the 60s and sent to Cathy Appnel, 515 Grove St., Avoca, Pa. 18641. Music, soda and ice will be provided. Those attending are asked to bring pictures or memorabilia. For more information, call Cathy at 457-7974, Marie at 407-5649 or Pauline at 8175125.

AVOCA

JACKIE BORTHWICK-GALVIN 457-3351 avocahappenings@verizon.net

7 p.m. on Fridays. These office hours will only be available during the rebate period. Residents unable to stop by the municipal building to pay their taxes can mail their payment to Avoca Borough, c/o Therese Wrubel, 129 Factory St., Avoca, PA 18641. To obtain a receipt, include a self-addressed stamped envelope as well as the entire bill with the payment. If no receipt is needed, include the bill with the bar code on it. For more information, call Wrubel at 457-4891. Combined services

The congregations of the Moosic and Langcliffe Presbyterian Churches will have com-

bined Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. today, July 29 through August 26 at the Langcliffe Presbyterian Church, 1001 Main St. Brick VBS

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

St. Michael flea market

The Rev. Joseph Bertha, Ph.D. and the parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church invite the community to its 16th annual flea market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5 in the church hall, 205 N. Main St., Pittston. In conjunction with the flea market, the annual ziti dinner will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Dinners are $8.50 for adults and $6.50 for children 12 and under. The parishioners will also have ethnic foods such as pirohi, haluski and piggies as well as hot dogs, wimpies and soft drinks for sale both days in addition to a bake sale on Saturday. All food items will be available for takeout. There will also be raffle tickets for cash prizes on sale for $1 each. There is also plenty of free off-street parking

Queen of the Apostles

Queen of the Apostles Parish’s building and grounds committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 30 in the rectory, 715 Hawthorne St. The parish will sponsor twoweek math tutoring sessions at St. Mary’s School. The sessions, which will be taught by Coleen Reza, PA certified elementary education and mid-level mathematics teacher, include touch math, introduction to pre-algebra and introduction to algebra. For more information or to register, contact Reza at 4989811 or e-mail her at coleenvols@hotmail.com.

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VFW Auxiliary

The Ladies Auxiliary to the V.F.W. Post 8335 will have a meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6 at the post home, 915 Main St. District President Sharon Tillman will inspect the auxiliary at this meeting. President June Fitzgerald will preside over the meeting and Mary Ann Tigue, Louise Bartush and Sandy Rosser will host it. The auxiliary will have a Bingo party on Wednesday, Aug. 8 for patients at the V.A. Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre. The ladies are collecting the following unwrapped items to give as prizes or gifts: T-shirts (all sizes especially XXL and XXXL), slippers, diabetic socks, blankets, throws, afghans, books, magazines, puzzles, games, cards, shaving cream and deodorant. Please note food, glass or sharp objects cannot be accepted. Donations can be dropped off at the post home until 5 p.m. on the day of the party. The ladies will leave the post home at 5:30 p.m. to go to the V.A. Medical Center. Transportation is available to members who need it. Rummage sale

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will have their annual rummage sale from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2;8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3and9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4at the church, 100 Rock St., Hughestown. St. John’s Lodge

Tax bills issued

Avoca Tax Collector Therese Wrubel reminds residents the 2012 school tax bills have been mailed. Residents may pay their taxes from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays at the Avoca Municipal Building, 752 Main St. The office will also be open from 6 to

available.

Class representatives planning a party for Avoca High School classes of the 1960s are, from left, first row, Elaine Frushon Harrison, Marie Androscavage Payne, Nelda Harris Cavalari, Cathy Kiesinger Appnel, Nancy Cavalari Grella. Second row, Margi Klepadlo Timlin, Martha Aldrich Zaleski, Mary Jean Woods, John Cavalari, Therese Panek Skoranski, Carole Ash Berry, Ned Jones, Grace Marie Boone Mclaughlin and Ken Bennett. Absent at the time of the photo were Rose Farrell Russo, Cindy Ridgley Hogan, Pauline Bartush Reedy, Chuck Woolever, Bob Houston and Bill Kiesinger.

St. John’s Lodge No. 233 and Tyre Square Club Golden Rule Lodge No. 15 will have a joint open house and barbecue chicken and ribs dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug.18 at St. John’s Lodge Hall, 498 Yatesville Rd., Jenkins Twp. The menu includes grilled and smoked chicken and ribs, canSee AVOCA, Page 33


Rev. Joseph Verespy and the Sacred Heart Parish Family invite all to their annual church “Picnic of Picnics” which will open this week starting on Thursday, Aug. 2 and running through Saturday, Aug. 4. There will live entertainment nightly with Joe Stevens Kickin’ Polkas opening the festival on Thursday, Joe Stanky and his Cadets on Friday night and concluding with John Stevens Doubleshot on Saturday. The bazaar will open each night at 6 p.m. and will feature a variety of homemade Polish foods, including three kinds of pierogi, potato pancakes, golubki, kluski, kiełbasa, plus sausage and peppers, hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, pizza and an array of desserts like funnel cakes, strawberry shortcakes and much more. Featured stands include food baskets, theme baskets, doll and women’s society variety stand, stuff animals; games for all ages, including Kids’ Korner which features includes Frogger and a fish pond, games of chance, Bingo, money wheels, lottery booths and the parish raffle with cash prizes ranging from $500 to $1,000. Hose Company #1 fund drive

407-0231 dupont.news@comcast.net Junior bowl sign ups

Crime Watch meeting

Dupont Junior Bowling signups will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5 at Dupont Lanes. For more information, contact Donna at Elko’s & Sons Lanes at 655-6241.

The Dupont Crime Watch will meet at 6:30 p.m. of Tuesday, July 31 at the municipal building in the James Cocco Council Chambers. Guest speaker will be Dr. Anzalone. Bill Elko, tax collector, announces that the 2012 school tax bills have been mailed. Any resident who has not received a bill is asked to contact Donna at 6556241 as soon as possible. Taxpayers with an escrow account are asked to please forward their tax bill to your mortgage company. The Thomas P. Durkin Memorial Avoca Open will be held on Sept. 1 at Pine Hills Golf Course. Cost is $90 per golfer and this is a captain and mate tournament. Cost includes golf, cart, prizes, refreshments and dinner. There will be a shotgun start at 8 a.m. followed by dinner at the West Side Social Club. Following dinner, awards and prizes will be distributed. All proceeds benefit the Avoca AOH Scholarship and local charities. Payments can be mailed (including both names and shirt sizes) to Avoca AOH PO box 5045 Avoca, Pa 18641 or dropped off at the West Side Social Club on any Thursday night.

National Night Out

There will a National Night Out celebration at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at the Healey Playground, corner of Foote Avenue and Wright Streets, Duryea. The goal of this nationwide event is to raise crime prevention awareness. Locally, the residents of Avoca, Dupont, Duryea, Hughestown, Old Forge, Pittston and West Pittston will join together to increase their crime awareness knowledge in an effort to work together to keep their neighborhoods safe. The National Night Out activities will begin with a motorcade comprised of Dupont residents who will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Dupont Playground on Chestnut Street and proceed to the Duryea VFW in Duryea and then will walk a parade to the Healey playground. Upon their arrival at the park, attendees will be treated to an evening of activities: a police taser demonstration, K-9 unit visit, a demonstration of the Pittston City Fire Department smoke house, a visit by the Geisinger life flight helicopter, face painting and race/funny car dragster. Refreshments will be served. As a sign of unity, all area residents are asked to leave their porch lights on for the evening. The local National Night Out is being coordinated by the Duryea and Dupont Neighborhood Crime Watch groups in partnership with the Duryea Police Department and Rescue Units and area parks, recreation and developments services.

AMVETS picnic

Greater Pittston Area, AMVETS, Earl F. Detwieler, Post #189 will host their annual family picnic from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26 at the Plains Lions Pavilion on Clark Lane in Plains. There will be live entertainment with food and refreshments served all day. Donations are $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 7 to 17 and free for children under 6 years of age. Tickets are on sale though August 23. Reservations may be made by contacting Richard White at 407-2044.

Charity Train Ride

The Greater Pittston Charity Train Ride railroad excursion to Jim Thorpe will be held on Sunday, Sept 9. The excursion, in a 1920’s era open window coach pulled by a diesel locomotive will depart Duryea at 9 a.m. and return at approximately 6:45 p.m. Upon arrival in Jim Thorpe, passengers will have an opportunity to browse the many specialty shops and restaurants sprinkled throughout this historic district. The cost is $65 per person. Check should be made payable to the Greater Pittston Charity Train Ride c/o Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad Street, Pittston, PA 18640. For more information, contact Gloria at 693-0766 or Tina at at 407-0579. Proceeds benefit the Pittston Memorial Library, Greater Pittston YMCA and the Care and Concern Free Health Clinic. . Eco-tip

Here is Joey Jones’ eco-tip of the week: If you go golfing, walk the courses instead of using a gas-powered golf-cart. This will reduce air pollution!

Live music will be performed by Joe Lastovica & The Polka Punch from 3 to 6 p.m. There will be a variety of homemade ethnic foods, including pierogi, potato pancakes, golubki, kluski, kiełbasa, sausage, soups, funnel cakes, well as American foods (hot dogs and burgers). Homemade baked goods, pies, cakes will also be available. Other attractions include 50/50 Bingo: Big Raffle, Chinese Auction, arts and crafts, children’s and youth stand. Gar service applications

Applications for gas service are available at the Dupont municipal offices during regular business hours. UGI representative Mike Trussa stated at the April Council meeting that, for the company to have program approval for placement of gas lines, residents’ applications must be filed with UGI. For more information, contact Mike at 829-8664. Electronics collection

A fundraiser will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19 at Nails First Salon located, 207 S. Main St. in Taylor to benefit Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals Inc., of Duryea. A variety of services will be offered, such as manicures, pedicures, nail fills, waxing and more. There will also be live entertainment by Dani-elle Khela, a wine and cheese table, and psychic readings by Daniel. For more information or to schedule please call Denise at 457-1625.

Luzerne County residents free “Electronic Recycling Collection” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Hanover Area Junior Senior High School, 1600 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Twp. Pre-registration is required for 20 or more computers and/or similar size items. Some of the acceptable items include: CD players, scanners, printers, computers, televisions, copiers, typewriters, remote controls, VCRs answering machines, duplicators, mainframe computer equipment, modems, radios, tape players, word processers, camcorders, fax machines, laptops, microwaves, mobile phones, pagers and printed circuit boards. For more information, call 1-800-821-7654.

Dozynki/Harvest Festival

Public works schedule

Holy Mother of Sorrows 36th Dozynki/Harvest Festival biggest event of the year will be held from 11 a.m. to dusk on Sunday, Sept. 9 on the Wyoming Avenue parish grounds. The Blessing of Harvest Wreath Ceremony will be held at 2 p.m.

The Dupont Public Works service Schedule for the week of July 29 is as follows: Monday, July 30 - Refuse Tuesday, July 31 - Yard waste, no dirt or rocks Wednesday, Aug. 1 - Cans and bottles.

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The annul fund drive for the Dupont Volunteer Hose Company #1 is now underway. Letters have been sent to all members of the community asking for their financial support. The fire department continues to battle the rising costs of maintenance and other expenses and their primary funding relies on the generosity of residents and businesses to provide the best possible level of fire protection in the community. The cost of basic equipment and training for each firefighter is nearly $5,000. The department maintains two Class A pumper fire engines outfitted with state of the art equipment. Beyond answering more than a 100 emergency calls in the past year, your dedicated firefighters have invested hundreds of hours of their time with training, fire prevention and community public safety awareness programs.

DUPONT ANN MARIE PADDOCK

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

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Bill Lukasik, well-known photographers from Dupont. To share photos with the website team, contact Diane Plisga at 457-4791, Faith Wudarski at 457-2517, Mike at 655-8336 or Bernie Stiroh at (973) 838-7126. All photos will be copied and returned promptly.

Excelsior fund drive

Legion Sons election

The Excelsior Hose Co. No. 2 is conducting its annual fund drive. Excelsior will meet at 7 p.m. on Aug. 2

The Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 585, recently nominated officers. Voting will take place from noon to 6 p.m. today, July 29 at the post home, 329 Main St. The nominees include: commander - Jim Balchune Sr., Jim Galuska; senior vice-commander - Jerry Chromey; junior vicecommander - Lester Gordon; finance officer - David Dehaba; historian - Michael Andrews and sergeant at arms - Ron Mehal.

Legion warns of call scam

It has been brought to the attention of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 585 that some residents have received false phone solicitations requesting donations for the auxiliary. These calls are not coming from the auxiliary. If you have or do receive a call, get as much information as possible from the caller and contact the American Legion at 4574242. Rec Board vacancy

The Duryea Recreational Board is seeking a new board member due to a vacancy. Any Duryea resident interested in serving on the board should call Borough Manager Lois Morreale at 655-2829.

Little League sign ups

The Duryea Little League will have fall ball sign-up sessions from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 30 and Tuesday, July 31 at the Duryea Little League Field, corner of Kramer and Shaft Streets. Cost is $30 per player or $45 per family. The Duryea Little League organization will meet at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5 at the field. For more information, call League President Ron Ralston at 8810908.

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Call for old photos

The best source for Duryea history circa 1964 and earlier, www.duryeapa.com, has acquired 4,000 new photos and articles. In this most recent update, visitors can discover the only known photos of the Duryea Tennis and Racquet Club which organized in 1926 and was located on the grounds of St. Joseph’s Church rectory. There are also great photos of Marcy Park located off North River Street behind the old town hall, numerous pictures of the 1955 flood, the Lackawanna River dyke construction in 1964 and a collection of images taken by Stephen and

St. Michael flea market

The Rev. Joseph Bertha, Ph.D. and the parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church invite the community to its 16th annual flea market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5 in the church hall, 205 N. Main St., Pittston. In conjunction with the flea market, the annual ziti dinner will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Dinners are $8.50 for adults and $6.50 for

children 12 and under. St. Peter’s rummage sale

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will have their annual rummage sale from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2;8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3and9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4at the church, 100 Rock St., Hughestown. Sewer Authority to meet

The Duryea Sewer Authority will meet Monday, August 6 at 7 p.m. The meeting is public. Final notices will be sent out the first week of August. Water shut off for outstanding balances will begin September 4. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m. National Night Out

There will be a National Night Out celebration at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at the Healey Playground, corner of Foote Avenue and Wright Street. The goal of this nationwide annual event is to raise crime prevention awareness. Locally, the residents of Avoca, Dupont, Duryea, Hughestown, Old Forge, Pittston and West Pittston will join together to increase their crime awareness knowledge in an effort to work together to keep their neighborhoods safe. The National Night Out activities will begin with a motorcade comprised of Dupont residents who will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Dupont Playground, Chestnut Street, Dupont, and process to the Duryea V.F.W. Post 1227, 492 Stephenson St. Following the procession, area residents are invited to meet at the V.F.W. and participate in a parade to the Healey Playground. Upon their arrival at the playground, attendees will be treated to an evening of activities, including a police taser demonstration, a K-9 unit visit, a demonstration of the Pittston City Fire Department smokehouse, a visit by the Geisinger life flight helicopter, face painting and a

race/funny car dragster. Refreshments will be served. As a sign of unity, all area residents are asked to leave their porch lights on for the evening. The local National Night Out is being coordinated by the Duryea and Dupont Neighborhood Crime Watch groups in partnership with the Duryea Police Department, Duryea Fire Departments and Rescue Units and area parks, recreation and development services. Electronic recycling

In cooperation with Luzerne County, Duryea Borough will have an electronic recycling collection. Residents may drop off the following items from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8 and Thursday, Aug. 9 at the Duryea Municipal Garage, 9 Foote Ave.: computers, answering machines, CD players, camcorders, copiers, duplicators, hard drives, fax machines, laptops, microwaves, modems, monitors, cell phones, printers, radios, pagers, scanners, televisions, remote controls, VCRs and tape players. Pet hospice fundraiser

There will be a fundraiser for Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc., Duryea, from 2 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19 at Nails First Salon, 207 S. Main St., Taylor. For more information, call Denise at 457-1625. LL World Series trip

American Legion Brennan Regan Post 585 will have its second annual bus trip to the Little League World Series on Thursday, Aug. 23. The trip is open to children ages 7 to 12 and their chaperones. Due to the success of last year’s trip, Legion members plan to send two buses this year. For more information, call the post home at 457-4242. Holy Rosary golf classic

Holy Rosary School will have its fourth annual golf classic Sunday, Sept. 16 at Edgewood in the Pines, Drums. Registration is at noon and the shotgun start begins at 1 p.m. It is a captain and crew format. Singles will be placed on a team. The cost is $100 per player which includes lunch and dinner at the club. Awards will be given for several golfing contests. There will also be prizes awarded throughout the day. There are also several tournament sponsorship opportunities available at various donation levels. For more information, contact Debbie Davis at 451-1762. Holy Rosary craft fair

The Holy Rosary Craft Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23 at Holy Rosary School, 125 Stephenson St. There will be vendors on hand as well as food, raffles and goodies. For more information or to reserve vending space, call Debbie Davis at 451-1762, Sharon Chase at 457-4450 or Holy Rosary School at 457-2553.

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The Friends Association of The West Pittston Library has scheduled a Wine and Cheese Tasting event from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9 at library, corner of Warren and Exeter avenues. Ticket donations are $20 per person or $35 for couples and are available at the library or from any Friends member. Cheese and crackers will be offered as well as light snacks and finger food desserts. There will be a basket raffle in addition to the wine event. New Friends members are always welcome. For tickets or new member information, contact Sara Kelly at 883-7079; sarashanekelly@gmail.com or the West Pittston Library at 654-9847.

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

Anyone wishing to donate a basket for raffle or volunteer at the tournament is asked to call Paula at 237-0596. The registration deadline is July 31 and all registrants are asked to include a contact phone number. Checks should be made payable to the Joseph Rubino Charity Fund. Monetary donations may be mailed to J. Evans, P.O. Box 3178, West Pittston, PA 18643. West Pittston Open

Residents are reminded that roof gutters and leaders cannot be directly connected into the sewer laterals. All roof leaders, which enter directly into the ground, must be cut off and allowed to drain onto the property surface. The remaining pipe underground needs to be capped. This is a requirement of the DEP, the WVSA and West Pittston’s ordinance. In the work zone of the York Avenue Sewer Project, failure to immediately disconnect one’s roof leaders will result in project delays and possibly a stoppage of work.

The West Pittston Open is scheduled again for Sunday, Aug. 26 at Emanon Country Club, Harding. . As West Pittston continues to rebuild after last year’s flood, the volunteers of the Parks Committee continue to work hard to provide events such as Movies in the Park, the Fun Run for Kids, the Anthracite 4-mile Run, Halloween Parade and others. To join the fun, stop by or call Ellen in the borough office at 655-7782, option 1. Cost is $80 and includes golf, cart, prizes and dinner. Fees are due no later than Aug. 17.

Movie in the Park

Angels in the Outfield

Homeowners reminder

West Pittston Parks and Recreation will hold its annual Movie in the Park on Saturday, Aug. 18 at the park on Exeter Avenue across from the borough building. “We Bought a Zoo” will begin at dusk, approximately 9 p.m. There is no charge for admission and there will be complimentary hotdogs, popcorn, drinks.

A charity softball tournament to benefit the Wyoming Area Fallen Warriors Scholarship program will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11 with a rain date set for Sunday, Aug. 12 at the Exeter Little League Field. The tournament will include softball

games, food, live music, basket raffles and many other. The tournament begins at 8 a.m. and will continue throughout the day. The tournament proceeds will benefit the Wyoming Area John Anthony “Beno” Borzell Scholarship and the Fallen Warrior Scholarship established by Wyoming Area faculty and remembers Beno Borzell, Matt Chipolis and Mark Dushok, all former Wyoming Area students, children of Wyoming Area employees and also former Little League players. The scholarships are awarded to graduating Wyoming Area seniors every year upon their graduation. SAT classes

Wyoming Area is again offering SAT verbal and math review classes this summer. Anyone interested in enrolling should call Mrs. Rabel at 655-2836, ext. 2339. Each session will feature 10hours of instruction. Cost for non-residents will be $50. Cost for residents will vary depending on enrollment. Costs are expected to run between $20 and $30 per 10-hours of instruction. New WA scholarships

Wyoming Area School District is beginning to make plans for its fourth annual scholarship and award celebration, which will be held on May 23, 2013. Any civic organization, busi-

ness, athletic group, individuals or families who would like to offer a scholarship or graduation award is welcome to join the celebration. For further information and/or help in developing an award/ scholarship, call Mrs. Rabel in the guidance office at 655-2836, ext. 2339. Over 75 awards were granted with approximately 360 people in attendance at this year’s celebration program. Since Wyoming Area’s inception over $1 million has been awarded at graduation. These are just the local awards. The 2012 awards amounted to over $95,000. One award is valued at approximately $44,000 distributed every four years. WA Class of ‘77

The Wyoming Area Class of 1977 will hold its 35th anniversary reunion from 1 to 8 p.m. on Sept.29 at The Checkerboard Inn, Carverton Road, Trucksville. Cost is $40 per person. Reservations can be made by sending checks payable to: WA Class of ’77, c/o Cindy Yudiski Lynch, 355 Susquehanna Ave., Exeter, PA 18643 or by visiting the Wyoming Area Class of ’77 Facebook page. Street Department

Yard waste will be picked up from Montgomery Avenue to Erie Street on Mondays and from Montgomery Avenue to Susquehanna Avenue on Tuesdays. Residents are asked to place yard waste in open containers. No plastic bags will be picked up.

Whiffle Ball Tournament

Pictured planning the wine and cheese event to benefit the West Pittston Library are, seated from the left, Barbara Insalaco, Sara Kelly, Jolene Salvo and Edythe Kepics. Second row, Ann Alaimo, Anne Bramblett Barr, Library Executive Director, Christine Romani, Beverly Williams, Rebekka Parry.

Tax reminder

George L. Miller, tax collector, announces the penalty period will be honored through December 15 when the tax books will be closed. Office hours during rebate are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. It is the property owner’s responsibility to forward tax bills to financial institutions for payment. If a receipt is requested, a self addressed stamped envelope should be included with payment. For appointments, call 6553801 or 655-7782 ext. 232. Birthday notes

Celebrating this week: Maria Ciampi Karcutskie, July 29; Samantha Holtz, Sydney Shelley, July 31; Kevin Smith, Linda Memory, Peter Butera, Aug. 1; John Hood, Kevin Comstock, Aug. 2; Faith Musinski, Jackie Overman, Joe Rubino (get well soon, Joe!), Aug. 3. Golf tournament

The Wyoming Area boys basketball second annual golf tourney is Sunday, August 26, at Sand Springs in Dorrance. It’s a four-man captain and crew format with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Entry is $75 per player and $300 per foursome to include green fees and carts, food at the turn, refreshments, meal following the tourney featuring clams, prizes for flights and hole contests. Hole sponsorships are available at $100, $50 and $25 and include an ad on the Wyoming Area basketball website and acknowledgement in the ad booklet. The register a team sponsor a hole and with questions call Al Brogna at 8834598; Paul Hindmarsh, 6931655, Tracey Carey 313-0837 or Doreen Zezza, 881-4448. Additional information at www.wyomingareabasketball.org. Entry deadline is August 12.

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The first ever Curt Hannon Whiffle Ball Tournament will be held at 8 a.m. on Aug. 5 at the West Pittston Little League. Proceeds will benefit the Joseph Rubino family of West Pittston. Rubino was critically injured in an accident in June. Registration is $25 per team and can be mailed to: Kory Angeli, 205 York Ave., West Pittston, PA 18643. Age brackets for the tournament are 7-9, 10-13, 14-adult.

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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Community yard sale today at Little League A Community Yard Sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the Exeter Lions Little League Complex on Cedar Street. Sellers can set up beginning at 630 a.m. All unsold merchandise must be removed from the grounds by 2:30 p.m. The concession stand will be open to sell coffee and breakfast items. Reunion notice

The Wyoming Area Class of 1977 will hold its 35th anniversary reunion from 1 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 29 at The Checkerboard Inn, Carverton Road, Trucksville. Cost is $40 per 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 by visiting the Wyoming Area Class of ’77 Facebook page. Scholarships sought

Wyoming Area School District is beginning to make plans for its fourth annual scholarship and award celebration which will be held on May 23, 2013. Any civic organization, business, athletic group, individuals or families that would like to offer a scholarship or graduation award are welcome to join the Celebration. For further information and/or

EXETER EILEEN CIPRIANI

287-3349 ecipriani@comcast.net

help in developing a scholarship/ award, call Mrs. Rabel in the guidance office at 655-2836, ext. 2339. Over 75 awards were granted with approximately 360 people in attendance at this year’s program. Since Wyoming Area’s inception, over $1million has been awarded at graduation. These are just the local awards. This year’s awards amounted to over $95,000. One of the awards this year is valued at approximately $44,000. It is given every four years. Cosmopolitan Seniors

Cosmopolitan Seniors travel coordinator Johanna is accepting reservations for a trip to Mount Airy Casino on Wednesday, Aug. 8 with pickups in Exeter and Pittston. Non members are welcome Details can be obtained from Johanna at 655-2720. The Cosmopolitan Seniors, a Project head Club, will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday August 7, in St. Anthony’s Center, in Exeter. Borough notes

Exeter Borough is looking for

a crossing guard for the 20122013 school year. Applications can be picked up from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the reception desk at the borough building at 1101 Wyoming Ave. Exeter Borough requires all refuse to be placed in garbage bags and placed in garbage cans and put curbside by 6 a.m. on Wednesday mornings. Do not put refuse in recycling bins. Bins are for recyclables only. The refuse haulers will not take any garbage placed in recycling bins. It is the responsibility of residents to purchase their own refuse cans. Street sweeping is done on the first Friday of every month. There will be a no-parking ban in effect on those days on Wyoming Avenue. Cars will be ticketed by police. Residents are not to take recyclables to the recycling building. Recyclables are to be placed curbside for pick up on Mondays. Yard waste is to be placed curbside on Thursdays. Anyone who does not have a recycling sticker for 2012 will no longer have recyclables picked up and will be cited by the chief of police. Anyone who has a private

dumpster must report tonnage to the recycling coordinator Karen Szwast. Failure to purchase a refuse sticker, recycling sticker or report to the recycling coordinator if you have a private hauler is in violation of the Exeter Borough refuse/recycling ordinance and subject to a fine for failure to comply. Exeter Borough has 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: shrubbery or grass clippings and tree limbs. Tree limbs are not to exceed three feet length or 1/2-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. Exeter Open

The Exeter Open Committee has met to finalize plans for the 46th Annual Exeter Open Golf Tournament to be held on Aug.

19 at the Emanon Country Club. The cost is $75 with cart and $65 without cart. The fee includes golf, prizes, food and refreshments. The format will be captain and crew. Applications may be obtained from any committee member. Committee members are Ron Hyzinski, Jack Brogan and Anthony Petrucci. Standing a Len Bonfanti, George Burns and Don Clarke St. Barbara’s Parish

For the summer months, there is no evening Mass on Monday and Tuesday nights at St. Barbara’s parish. Each evening, novenas will be recited with the reception of Holy Communion immediately following Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 6:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday nights. Novena Prayers will be said every day after all the Masses at St. Barbara Parish and at the Basilica of St. Ann, Scranton. Masses and Novena services will be offered each day at 8 and 11:45 a.m., 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. There will be a Novena service and homily only at 3:30 p.m. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available before and after each Novena service. For more information about the Novena, call St. Ann’s at 3475691or visit www.stannsmonasterybasilica.org.

Zoning hearing for gas compressor August 7 The Luzerne County Zoning Hearing Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Aug. 7 in the jury room on the second floor of the Luzerne County Courthouse. On the agenda will be the permit application of UGI Energy Services for a utility special exception to construct a gas compressor station proposed for West Wyoming.

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Flood risk mapping

To help residents and businesses to be better prepared for the risk of flooding, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has launched a website containing the new Digital Flood Insur-

WEST WYOMING ance Rate Maps established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). West Wyoming Borough will adopt the new FIRM mapping in November, along with an updated Flood Plain Ordinance. The new website, www.pafloodmaps.com, contains a digital version of FEMA’s floodplain maps established to designate specific areas that are special hazards or risk premium zones in order to determine whether flood insurance is required. The site provides information

to municipal officials, residents and insurance agencies and brokers. It also alerts users to the potential risks and responsibilities associated with being located in a floodplain. The website also features an interactive risk-identification tool that allows users to enter an address and access information relating to that property. Users will also be able to determine if a property is in a floodplain, specific building code regulations that pertain to a property and if there is a mandatory flood insurance requirement for that address

Meeting change

Recycling reminder

The meeting of the West Wyoming American Legion Morning Star Post 904 has been changed to 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the West Wyoming Hose Co. No. 1 hall with the new commander Jerome Domkowski.

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.

Compost yard schedule

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. Residents are asked not to dump their yard waste outside the fence.


Membership registration for June 2012 - June 2013 for the Wyoming Ambulance is now in the second month of the subscription drive. Only 34 percent of residents have responded at this time. Anyone who has not returned their subscription will receive a reminder within the next few weeks. Those residents who do not subscribe to the membership will be billed for ambulance services should they need them. Over the last few years, the membership subscription drive for the Wyoming Ambulance has continued to drop, making it financially difficult to continue providing this service to Wyoming residents. If more residents continue to not subscribe, Wyoming Hose Co. No.1may be forced to close the ambulance operation. Reunion notice

The Wyoming Area Class of 1977 will hold its 35th anniversary reunion from 1 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 29 at The Checkerboard Inn, Carverton Road, Trucksville. Cost is $40 per person. Reservations can be made by sending checks payable to: WA Class of ’77, c/o Cindy Yudiski Lynch, 355 Susquehanna Ave., Exeter, PA 18643 or by visiting the Wyoming Area Class of ’77 Facebook page. Farmers’ market

There will be fresh local produce this Saturday at the Farmers’ Market in the Park. The market opens at 9 a.m. every Saturday in the Butler Street Park off Eighth Street. Craft and food vendors will also be on hand. Additional vendor spaces are still available. Call the borough office at 693-0291 to register. The event is sponsored by Wyoming Borough and the Wyoming Recreation Board.

WYOMING NEWS EILEEN CIPRIANI 287-3349 ecipriani@comcast.net 7a.m. with a shot-gun start at bags. The compost yard does not accept stones or dirt. Compost is 8a.m. Cost is $75, which includes 18 also available free of charge to holes of golf and riding cart, fol- residents of both towns. lowed by dinner and various award presentations. For more information, call Ge- Grass cutting Wyoming Borough reminds orge Fediw 570-885-3273, or georgefediw@gmail.com. Please residents to cut their grass and register early in order to receive remove high weeds from their properties as per ordinances. the correct size shirt. Scholarships sought

St. Monica’s news

Wyoming Area School District is beginning to make plans for its fourth annual scholarship and award celebration which will be held on May 23, 2013. Any civic organization, business, athletic group, individuals or families that would like to offer a scholarship or graduation award is welcome to join the celebration. For further information and/or help in developing a scholarship/ award, call Mrs. Rabel in the guidance office at 655-2836, ext. 2339.

St. Monica’s & St. Barbara’s parishes will work together on a 10-part series on Catholicism. The series continues each Tuesday until Aug. 28. Classes are held at 10:30 a.m. at St. Monica’s rectory and at 7 p.m. at St. Barbara’s Parish Center. For more information, contact St. Monica’s at 693-1991 or St. Barbara’s at 654-2103. Check out the books on the shelves in the Hall. Father McKernan lists a few suggestions for your enlightenment, joy and growth in the Faith: “Confessions” by St. Augustine, “John Neumann: Fourth Bishop of Philadelphia” by Joseph Manton, “Into the Silence of Solitude” by Eugene Romano, “In The Presence of Our Lord: The History, Theology and Psychology of Eucharistic Adoration” by Father Benedict Groeschel and James Monti to name a few. St. Monica’s sweat-shirt/tshirt sale is underway. This sale offers red t-shirts at $10, crew sweatshirts at $18, hooded sweatshirts at $26 and zip-up hooded sweatshirts at $30. These are available in both youth and adult sizes. For more information, contact Tom Tomsak at 237-2188.

Charity train ride

The Pittston Memorial Library, Greater Pittston YMCA and the Care and Concern Free Health Clinic train excursion to historic Jim Thorpe is Sunday, Sept. 9 departing Duryea at 9 a.m. and returning at approximately 6:45 p.m. The trip includes free time in Jim Thorpe. The cost is $65 per person. Check should be made payable to the Greater Pittston Charity Train Ride, c/o Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St., Pittston, PA 18640. For more information, contact Gloria at 693-0766 or Tina at 407-0579. Compost yard schedule

DePrimo tourney

Summer Reading Club schedule Monday, July 30 - Preschool story time 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., ages 3-5, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See” by Bill Martin, Jr. Wednesday, Aug. 1 - Monsterize yourself 101, 11 a.m. to noon, ages 6 and up. This program will

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died yams, collard greens, bread, macaroni and cheese and refreshments. Tickets are $10 each. A full rack of ribs is $25. Takeouts will be available. For more information, call Jerry Venetz at 654-9833 or Fred Kotula at 655-1687. There is plenty of parking available, including handicapped accessible spots. Fundraiser for pet hospice

There will be a fundraiser for Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc., Duryea, from 2 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19 at Nails First Salon, 207 S. Main St., Taylor. There will be a variety of services available, including manicures, pedicures, nail fills and waxing. There will also be live entertainment by Dani-elle Khe-

by Gene Zion and Margaret Graham 2012 Summer Reading Club Activities Adult program Saturday, Aug. 18 – Noon, book discussion, “Fifty shades Freed” by E.L. James Friday, Aug. 29 - Movie Night, 6 p.m., “Fight Club” Friday, Aug. 31 - Movie and book discussion, 6 p.m., “Fight Club” by Chuck Palahniuk. Register by calling the library at 693-1364. la, a wine and cheese table and psychic readings by Daniel. For more information, call Denise at 457-1625. Avoca Open golf tourney

The Thomas P. Durkin Memorial Avoca Open will take place Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Pine Hills Golf Course, Taylor. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The format is captain and mate. The cost is $90 per golfer which includes the green fees, the use of a cart as well as dinner, refreshments, awards and prizes at the West Side Social Club immediately following the tournament. To register, stop by the West Side Social Club, 711 McAlpine St., on Thursday evenings or mail the your name, shirt size and payment to Avoca A.O.H. P.O. Box 5045 Avoca, PA 18641 by Saturday, Aug. 18. All proceeds will benefit the Avoca A.O.H. Scholarship and local charities.

Rummage sale at St. Peter’s A rummage sale will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 2, 2 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 3 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 4 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rock Street, Hughestown. Bag Day will be held on Aug. 4. Household items, clothing, books, painting, toys and holiday collections will be offered. Mayor Paul Hindmarsh and Hughestown Council members thanked Committee Chairman Carmen Ambrosino and staff of Wyoming Valley Drug and Alcohol who helped serve and maintain rides during the annual Picnic in the Park event and The

HUGHESTOWN Pittston City Fire House. Park and Recreation members assisted by serving and baking. Hindmarsh and council members fondly remembered Father Charles Rokosz as one-time pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church in the borough and agreed to donate to the Pittston Memorial Library in memory of Theodore and Mary Hiriak, parents of Representative Mike Carroll’s wife Kelly. Sympathies were sent to the Bachman family on the death of George Bachman.

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The fourth annual golf tournament benefiting the 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial Fund, Luzerne Foundation, will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Wilkes Barre Golf Club. Registration for captain and crew is at

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 Boroughs. The compost yard accepts brush, branches, leaves and grass. Residents are reminded to take care that yard waste does not contain plastic or recyclable

Library news

be messy so dress accordingly Monday, Aug. 6 - Preschool story time, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., ages 3-5, “Harold and the Purple Crayon” by Crockett Johnson Friday, Aug. 10 – Summer reading club picnic, 11 a.m. to noon, Butler Street Park. Rain location, Wyoming Free Library, Children must have read 20 “age appropriate” books to receive invitation to the picnic Monday, Aug. 13 - Preschool story time, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., ages 3-5, “Harry the Dirty Dog”

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S E N I O R S ’ D AY O U T

Celebrates his 90th in style Ed Boyanoski and friends hosted at birthday lunch in New York Story and photos by

TONY CALLAIO

Janet Martin, formerly Janet Boyanoski, of Dupont, hosted a gathering from the Pittston Senior Citizens Center in honor of her father’s 90th birthday at her home in Sloatburgh, New York. The trip also featured a book signing by her father, Edward Boyanoski, who appears as a character in James Patterson’s “I, Michael Bennett.” Martin, Chief Administrative Officer with Emigrant Bank in New York City, and her father are personal friends and avid readers of James Patterson’s books. Patterson added Edward Boyanoski as a character in the book as Detective Edward Emmanuel Boyanoski. “Ed” is mentioned about a dozen times throughout See CELEBRATES, Page 35

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Janet Martin greets Esther Jumper along with Liz Longo, left, Anna Rodrigues, right, and Lorraine Collins, to her home.

No, that's not the latest copy of James Patterson's book, but it's a surprise birthday cake for Edward Boyanoski's 90th birthday. Boyanoski is also known to family members as "Grampie Bear."

Janet Martin, daughter of Dupont's Edward Boyanoski, greets guests from the Pittston Senior Citzens Center to her home. Her dad, cousin Mark Labashosky, and aunt, Theresa Labashosky, trail behind. Guests were transported from the bus to Martin's home via golf carts.


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the book. Martin chartered a Martz bus to take her father and 45 of his friends from the center, including Center administrator Connie Andrews, to her home. “This event was planned by Ed’s wife, Eleanor, along with daughter Janet once they knew of Ed’s involvement in the fic-

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tion novel,” said Andrews. Unfortunately, Eleanor Boyanoski passed away this past April, but Martin fulfilled her wishes and the trip was held on July 18. As an added surprise, Ed Boyanoski received an edition of “I, Michael Bennett” autographed by Patterson. While at the Martin estate, a luncheon was served and the entire group sang “Happy Birthday.” Ed’s birthday cake was a replica of the novel’s cover.

Amy Alpaugh, far right, aides in getting members of the Pittston Senior Citizens Center to the bus. From left, are Theresa Macuga, Irene Kosik, Lorraine Collins, Lucy Murtha, Liz Longo, Sandy Migliore, Ruth Shannon, Bernie and Ann Zielinski.

Janet Martin served a birthday lunch to the bus load of seniors visiting her home. From left, are Natlina DeSpirito, John Matusabage, Frances Goetchins, Sharon McAdarra, Liz Long, Ron McAdarra, Ann Zielinski, Kitty Tibbett, Amy Alpaugh and Ann Zielinski.

Edward Boyanoski holding a handmade cane given to him by African tribesmen. Ed's daughter, Janet Martin, started several schools in Africa. His belt is also handmade with the inscription 'Grampie' on it.

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Ed Boyanoski and Janet Martin pose with two of Martin's aides, Eva Marie Russo, far left, and Amy Warrington, far right.


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Sports

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

‘We couldn’t out hit our mistakes’

GP was one win away from championship game

ried the team batting and Maloney and Romanowski pitched well. No excuses were offered, but GP lost the games Maloney the Greater Pittston Senior Le- pitched though he did not give up gion baseball team was down an earned run. The fielding was two starters through most of the the team’s downfall, though regional playoffs which ended players were forced to play out of for them on Wednesday with a their normal positions. 9-7 loss to Towanda. “We couldn’t out hit our misIn a game that started 30 min- takes when it came down to it at utes after the GP game, Milton the end,” Whyte said. beat Towanda in the championCombined, Nowicki, McDership game, and advanced to the mott and Musto batted .378 with state tourney. 23 runs and 28 GP finished RBIs in the third with a 3-2 five games. record, winning Whyte, who three straight intimated he after dropping will likely not its opener 3-1 to return next Milton in the season, is disdouble-eliminaappointed the tion, eight-team team didn’t adtourney. vance to the After losing state tourney the opener GP in Boyertown, Jacob Granteed came through defeated Valley for GP in an elimination game. but not disView 6-5 in 12 mayed. “This innings, host would have Green Ridge been good 17-3, and Milton 5-2, behind Ja- team in Boyertown. Those two cob Granteed who pitched great pitchers were outstanding and in a pinch. Nowicki, McDermott and MusThe three wins put them in the to, that was the best I ever saw elimination final against Towan- them play. da. “I guess the ultimate goal is to Dylan Maloney struck out 15 go to the Legion World Series, in 7 1/3 innings against Towanda but we won the league and we and walked six. Having thrown had a shot in regionals. I enjoyed around 150 pitches at that point the season. They were a good manager Drew Whyte pulled bunch of kids. It was a fun year. him with two runners on base. “And the coaches Charlie “Maybe in hindsight I should McDermott, Jerry Ranieli and have left him in,” Whyte said. Rob Lemoncelli, you don’t go “But I thought he was shot,” anywhere without them.” Towanda scored four runs in GP finished 19-7 over all, 13-5 that seventh to take a 9-6 lead. in the Wyoming Valley regular The top three batters in the line season, 3-0 in the Wyoming Valup, Kody Nowicki, Randy ley championship tournament McDermott and Ron Musto, car- and 3-2 in the regional. By JACK SMILES

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Greater Pittston's Bart Chupka watches Towanda's Noah Huff sneak into 1st under a high throw. JASON RIEDMILLER / FOR THE TIMES


Stepping up to the plate for Joe Rubino WPLL families promoting whiffle ball tournament for injured dad and his family - wife, Mary; daughter, Joelle, 25; and sons John, 13 and Nick, 11. Members of the group describe Rubino Don’t talk about Joe Rubino in the past as a hard-working dedicated family man. tense. Though he’s been mostly confined The group, none of whom wanted to use to a bed in Geisinger Danville hospital their names, raised $4,200 with a coin since June 13, his friends say he’s still the drop on June 30. same old Joe. The foundation is promoting a Whiffle “He’s in for a long haul,” said a friend Ball Tournament fundraiser for Sunday, who didn’t want to use Aug. 5 at the West her name. “But he has his D O N A T I O N S Pittston Little good old personality. League. Most of the He’s got a great sense of Monetary donations can be sent families in the founto: humor.” dation know the RuRubino was critically The Joseph Rubino Charity Fund binos through the C/O J. Evans injured on June 13 while P.O. Box 3178 West Pittston Little working on a construc- West Pittston, PA 18643 League where his tion project outside of the sons play. General Hospital. RubiThe Whiffle Ball no, and another worker Tournament opens at for Panzitta Construction, were hit by a 9 a.m. with registration at 8 a.m. Age vehicle driven by an elderly woman. Ru- brackets for teams are 7-9, 10-13, and 14bino suffered multiple injuries including a adult. cervical fracture, and a torn diaphragm, Registration is $25 per team and can be but the worse of them was a life-threat- mailed to Kory Angeli at 205 York Ave, ening crushed pelvis. West Pittston PA, 18643 or call 947-2836. After the accident, 10 to 15 families Include name and number with payment from West Pittston, where Rubino has made payable to the Joseph Rubino Charlived all his life, came together to form the ity Fund. Anyone wishing to donate a basJoe Rubino Foundation to help Rubino ket for raffle, food or volunteer is asked to

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Joe Rubino with his kids, Joelle, Nick and John.

call Paula at 237-0596. Though billed as the first Curt Hannon Whiffle Ball tournament, the tourney is the second used as a fundraiser. Last summer, a similar tourney raised money for 12-year-old Eric Speicher who had a brain tumor. The event was so successful, the Little League decided to make it an an-

nual event as a way to memorialize Curt Hannon, a past West Pittston Little League president, who died on Dec. 22, 2011. As Rubino recovers, his wife has been staying at a friend’s house in Danville or a hotel. Meanwhile, daughter Joelle is holding down the fort at home, acting as mom to her younger brothers. “It’s all right,” Joelle said. “It’s tough at times. It’s all been thrown at me at once, but I’m handling it pretty well.” Joelle makes sure her brothers get to their Little League and West Pittston Rams practices and games and she feeds them. “Yeah,” she said. “They are growing boys. I usually make boyfriend Matt Skesavage do the cooking. They trust him better. I do the cleaning.” As to the foundation, Joelle said the support for her father has been great. “He knows a lot of people in West Pittston. He grew up in this house where we live, but it was still a nice surprise to see so many people help. Everyone’s just been great helping and calling.” Joelle and five of her friends entered a team in the tournament. “It’s a great idea. I can’t wait. I’m excited to play.”

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Sink an ace for a new car The Knights of Columbus Council 372, Pittston is sponsoring its annual Albert P. Leonard Memorial Golf Tournament at the Pine Hills C.C. Taylor on Sunday, August 5 with a 1:00 p.m. start. Entry is $80 per person and includes green fees, cart fees, prizes, refreshments, banquet and awards at the K of C Hall plus a chance to win a 32-inch LCD TV with green fee and a 2012 Pollock Nissan for a hole-in-one. For more info call Fran at 954-8147 or Jim at 466-9991.Captain and Crew teams and individual golfers welcome. The committee will build a foursome for individual entries.

PA hockey team plans car wash From left, the K of C golf tourney committee, Jim Schappert, Greg Serfass, Fran Ankenbrand, Mitch Quinn of Pollock Nissan, Marty Quinn, Ken Burke and Len Pribula Jr.

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The Pittston Area girls’ hockey team will hold a car wash from 9 a.m. to1p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4 in the parking lot of Danko’s All American Fitness Center, River Road, Plains. Cost is $5 per car. Rain date will be Aug. 11. From left, seated, Dana Maurizi, Meredith Yozwiak, Lea Garibaldi, Paige Danko, Julia Shandra. Standing, Rachel Naylor, Alexa Danko, Katrina Mikitish and Nicole Chaiko.


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LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL

State 10-11 tourney a home run in Pittston Township By JACK SMILES

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After West Point beat DuBois 2-1 in the opening game of the Pennsylvania 10-11 Little League All-Star Championship Tournament at the Pittston Township Little League on Friday a rainstorm put the second game in jeopardy. But PT Little League president Carmen Sciandra and the tourney committee were determined to get the second game in. “There’s bound to be rainouts, but we didn’t want to fall behind the first day,” Sciandra said. “We removed 30 wheelbarrows of mud from the field.” Once the mud was cleared the volunteers put down absorbent material “No-mud” and oil absorbent. Then they covered the infield with Diamond-Tex, an infield mix. The second game, scheduled for eight o’clock got started at 9:15. Loyalsock defeated State College 8-7. “The people from out of the area were impressed,” Sciandra said. “They didn’t believe there was anyway the second game would be played. I said before five percent of the people do 95 percent of the work, but we had a lot of help today.” Sciandra said visitors from out of the area were impressed with the field in general. “The kids were floored by the field.” Former major league pitcher Andy Ashby threw out the ceremonial first pitch. “I thought maybe he’d throw the pitch and have to get out of there, but he stayed two hours. He loved it,” Sciandra said. Eight teams from all over the state are in the tournament, which continued yesterday with three games and three more today. The championship game is Thursday at 6:30. Local entry from Section 5, North Pocono, played Warwick yesterday. The Dubois team brought a large contingent of fans who set up tents and a radio station to broadcast the game back to DuBois. Dubois is in Clearfield County 50 miles west of State College. Loyalsock in the Williamsport area. West Point is in Southwest-

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ern PA. Other teams are Lionville and Warwick from Southeastern PA and Middletown. Clockwise from above, Kids from DuBois, Grace Prosper, 6; Ayden Walker, 4; Miles Romano, 4; and Lauren Walker, 8 cheer on their team. Andy Ashby throws out the ceremonial first pitch. Kids from West Point, Tyler Mondock, 7; Clay Petrosky, 9; Emily Mondock, 9; and Sarah Hayder, 10. Another West Point group, Mackenzie Myers, 5; Reese Myers,2; and their dad Bob Myers stay dry.


The ‘A’ has been flying at Emanon for 50 years First Flying ‘A’ tournament was in 1962 at Emanon CC By JACK SMILES

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Members of the committee planning the 2012 Flying ™A∫ golf tournament are, from left, first row, seated Richard Amico, Jerry Zezza and Larry Brogna. Second row, Joe DeLucca, Carl Rosencrance and Lou Palmeri.

Partying at a Flying A ` ' tournament in the 19602 are, from left, seated, Pete Biscontini, Jerry Zezza Sr., Joe Chiampi and Oscar Menn. Standing, Larry Ventre, Dave Marconi and Pete Dominic.

gone home by the time later golfers finished their rounds, so the field was limited and a shot gun start was used after that. Zezza, who grew up in West Pittston, has played in all but one Flying “A.” He missed the second one because he was on his honeymoon. Friday will be his 50th tourney and a Zezza family milestone for another reason.

His grandsons, Jeremy and Jordan Zezza, are entered, representing a fourth Zezza generation in the Flying “A.” The boys’ father, Zezza’s son Jerry, will also play. Today’s tournament is tame compared to the past. There’s a happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m. in the clubhouse and a buffet prepared by the club chef.

Palmeri said in recent years, the Flying “A” has turned into a reunion for West Pittston natives who came of age in the1950s and ‘60s. Pete Dominick and Ronnie Rogers, the father of Luzerne County Judge Jennifer Rogers, are two examples. They live outof-state, but come in for the “A.” “Right now,” Palmeri said. “It’s about nostalgia.”

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Over 60 years ago, golf was a game for doctors, lawyers and businessmen played at private, white-collar country clubs. Blue-collar players who were not country club members didn’t have many opportunities to play. To fix that, a group of bluecollar men, most from Exeter and West Pittston, meeting over beers at an Exeter tavern, hatched a bold plan to build an accessible golf course. The chartered a club they called Emanon, “no name” backwards, and with $8,600 of borrowed money bought a 75acre farm in Falls, Exeter Township. In 1958, doing most of the labor themselves with donated equipment, the founders carved four golf holes out of orchards, woods and rock-strewn pastures. In 1959, the first nine holes were completed. In 1972, the final nine holes were built on an additional 125 acres the group purchased. It’s an astounding success story. Today, the Emanon Country Club is a beautiful semi-private 18-hole course complete with a watering system, modern club house and pro shop and a season list of 16 club tournaments and 21 non-club tournaments. The 50th anniversary of the Flying “A” tournament, the longest running of the 21 nonclub tournament, will be played on Friday, Aug. 3. Jerry Zezza Jr., a retired Wyoming Area teacher and coach who is on the tourney committee, explained how the tournament got its name. “My dad was one of the original Emanon shareholders,” Zezza said. “He had a Flying ‘A’ service station and a group of the guys started a tournament. They met at the Flying ‘A’ and sent their entry cards there or stopped in to pay their entries, so it took on the name.” The original tournament com-

mittee in 1962 consisted of Jerry Zezza Sr., Dave Marconi, Joe Occiato, Bernie Klocko, Mike Amico, Lou Cella, George Menn Sr., Vince Cella and Frank Serino. The names of the winners of that first tourney have been lost in time. That’s not surprising, said Lou Palmeri of the 2012 tourney committee. Palmeri is Zezza’s brother-in-law and has been involved with the tourney since 1977. “It was never about winning,” he said. “It was about fellowship and camaraderie. It became more of a clambake.” The after party, with tremendous amounts of homemade food, a few beers and sing-alongs with Jerry Zezza Sr. on mandolin and John Yakobitis on guitar were as much fun as the golf. Gaynor Cawley, a State Representative from Lackawanna County, was another source of entertainment. “He used to get the microphone and tell jokes,” Zezza said. “He was so funny, he could have been on Johnny Carson.” The first Flying “A” tournament drew 11 foursomes, 44 guys. Zezza said the tournament took off. “It got so popular, there was waiting list. The Dispatch really helped promote it.” Zezza said pulling off the tourney was a lot of work. “The club let us use the cart garage under the patio for our party. We had to move out the carts, hose it down, haul in tables and chairs. We had committees for everything. For example, Mike Amico got the chicken. There were committees for steak, clams and the hospitality hole, the eighth. The day before, Joe DeLucca and I went for 600 pounds of ice. My mother made a huge pot of meatballs in sauce.” Zezza said the sauce was so popular, the golfers bought containers to take the sauce home after the meatballs were gone. By 1980, when 130 golfers entered, the tourney was so big it was unwieldy. Golfers with early tee times had already eaten and

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It’s not the smoke, it’s the litter Let me begin this article by telling you that I don’t smoke cigarettes. I did smoke years ago when it was much more socially acceptable to do so. In fact when I first started at WNEP-TV, almost 30 years ago, I had two ash trays in the newsroom and they were constantly filled with spent cigarette butts. The cost of smoking on both my wallet and my health convinced me to quit this ugly habit before starting a family. I can proudly tell you that I haven’t smoked a cigarette in more than 24 years. The State and Federal governments have made major advancements over the years to ensure that my rights as a nonsmoker have been taken into consideration. The recent bans on smoking in public places have made it easy for us to eat a meal in a restaurant without breathing in someone’s bad habit. The basic discussion on smokers and nonsmokers rights should be a simple one. If a person’s health is jeopardized by another person’s actions than it should be controlled by a law enforcement agency of some kind. Ok, time to get off the soap box. The reason I’ve decided to get into this subject is because State officials are planning a trial smoking ban next year in two Pennsylvania state parks. They claim it’s a test on how to deal with complaints about litter. I knew what they were concerned about as soon as I saw the news release. It has to deal with the increasing amount of cigarette butts being recklessly discarded by smokers. The Department of

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Conservation and Natural Resources (the mother office of the state park system) says they are getting complaints about large numbers of cigarette butts being discarded in lakes, on beaches and in parking lots. Officials haven’t decided which of the state’s 120 parks would be part of the trial ban but at least one would have a body of water. The department believes that the abundance of butts eats up time maintenance workers would otherwise put to good use. It is also a known fact that filtered cigarettes are particularly troublesome because they don’t biodegrade quickly. If this trial is successful, the ban could be extended to all state parks. In April of this year, the New York State parks system implemented a ban on smoking at its playgrounds and pools and created no-smoking zones at its 213 parks and historical sites. That followed a similar measure taken by New York City in February.

Now comes the Don Jacobs opinion of the week! Remember that I am a nonsmoker and one who enjoys breathing clean air. With that said, in this case I believe the state is trying to extinguish the wrong fire. The problem isn’t with smokers and their second hand smoke. The problem is the overall idea that it is perfectly acceptable litter. Much of the shoreline where public fishing is permitted is often lined with discarded bait containers, strands of unwanted fishing line and food and water packing. This is then complicated by the fact that the smokers believe it is ok to discard their butts as well. You see, I believe it’s a lack of litter code enforcement. It is all littering, whether it’s a plastic cup, a hook package or a cigarette butt. It should never be ok to walk away without taking what you brought in back out. Laws have been set to punish those who pollute and in many cases the fine could be hundreds of

dollars and community service. The problem with cigarette butt littering is that everyone does it and there is a false sense that it’s ok. I have purposely watched law enforcement people as they finished a cigarette, threw it on the ground, stepped on it and walked away. This makes it look like it’s ok to do such a thing when in fact the state litter code calls that littering. The problem may have more to do with the lack of littering education than it does with smoking in general. Maybe there should a campaign that makes the public aware that even a discarded cigarette butt could be considered littering and could end in a fine. I never thought I would say this but I think that a smoking ban is not the answer in this case. Where better to allow smoking than in an open air state park or picnic area. The real answer is litter education and law enforcement. Maybe a campaign

like this could spread to those people who think it’s ok to flip a finished cigarette out of a car window or on the ground in a public parking area. The entire environment would a prettier place without the butts. It will be interesting to see what happens over the next year or two. I think I’ll send this article to Harrisburg to see if I could light the fire under my new campaign. Who knows maybe I’ll spark some interest. Doe Permit Reminder! The Pennsylvania Game Commission wants to remind you that you can check the status of your doe license application online. Remember that under the 2012 timeline, residents were able to apply for regular antlerless deer licenses on July 9. Nonresidents can start their application process for regular antlerless deer licenses tomorrow, July 30.After this, residents and nonresidents will apply for the first round of unsold antlerless deer licenses on Aug. 6, and residents and nonresidents will apply for the second round of unsold antlerless deer licenses on Aug. 20. County treasurers will have to mail regular and first round of unsold antlerless deer licenses no later than Sept.10, and second round of unsold antlerless deer licenses no later than Sept. 24. Be sure to watch Pennsylvania Outdoor Life tonight at 6; 30 on WNEP-TV. We will look back at our mornings in the woods this spring and we’ll let you know how you can win an entire archery set from Thunder Ridge Outdoors. Have a great day!

WA hoop golf tourney Cuz’s off to hot start in 2nd half

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Cuz’s Bar & Grill opened the second half of play in style by winning all three matches this week. Cuz’s crew are Sonny Bonomo, Guy DePascale Sr., Chuck Giordano and Dino Rodeghiero. With league members Ralph Campanella, Henry Rodegehiero and Al DeAngelis on the DL their teammates await their return to action. Details on a major upcoming bocce tournament will be released soon. Stay tuned for all the particulars and how to ei-

ther enter or sponsor the tournament. Standings

Cuz’s Bar & Grill 3-0....................... 36 KWIK ’N EZ Market2-1...................34 Blandina Apartments 2-1 ................. 33 Old Forge Chiropractic 2-1 .............. 30 JetSurge Power Cleaning 1-1 .............19 Bassler Equipment 1-1...................... 17 Roberts’ Repairs 1-2 ........................ 25 Atlas Realty0-2 ................................. 11 Dyller Law Firm0-3.......................... 16

The Wyoming Area boys basketball second annual golf tourney is Sunday, August 26 at Sand Springs in Dorrance. It’s a four-man captain and crew format with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Entry is $75 per player and $300 per foursome to include green fees and carts, food at the turn, refreshments, meal following the tourney featuring clams, prizes for flights and hole contests. Hole sponsorships are available at $100, $50 and $25 and include an ad on the Wyoming Area basketball web-

site and acknowledgement in the ad booklet. The register a team sponsor a hole and with questions call Al Brogna at 883-4598; Paul Hindmarsh, 693-1655, Tracey Carey 313-0837 or Doreen Zezza, 881-4448. Additional information can be found on the website at www.wyomingareabasketball.org. Entry deadline is August 12. The tournament helps support things like summer league participation.


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After Paul Podwika graduated from Wyoming Area High School in 1972 where he was a district wrestling champ, he didn’t waste any time getting to Penn State. He left in June in the midst of the Agnes flood and, dodging washed out bridges, made his way to State College. It’s been his home ever since. “I came home the summer after my freshman year, but never lived back there again,” Podwika said on the phone from State College, talking about his hometown Wyoming. He graduated from Penn State in 1976 with a relatively new de-

DePrimo golf tournament The fourth annual 1st. Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial Golf Tournament is Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Club. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. It is a captain and crew format. The cost is $75 per player which includes the greens fee, use of a cart, dinner and awards for several golfing contests. Register online at www.deprimogolf.com. For information contact George Fediw at 885-3273 or georgefediw@gmail.com. Register early in order to receive the correct size shirt.

gree in computer science and quickly found work. “I was working in software for a defense contractor until 1990 when I open a travel agency,” he said.” That industry was iffy and I wanted to stay in State College. I stayed here because I like State College, although there is a dark cloud hanging over it right now.” He built his business and a good home life there. He and his wife, Terry, raised two daughters, Sarah and Kristen, students at Notre Dame and James Madison. Podwika is a Penn State football fan and has one of the most coveted tailgate spaces at Beaver Stadium, on the grass at the

north end of the stadium, steps from gate E and in the same row as the families of Nittany Lion coaches. Though Podwika has made State College his home, his tailgate parties include homage to Wyoming Valley, a pizza oven, which may be unique at Penn State tailgates. “I learned how to eat pizza back there,” he said of Wyoming Valley. While sanctions recently imposed on the football program by the NCAA, including not being allowed to play in post-season games for four years, will affect his business because he ran trips to Penn State bowl games, Podwika says that’s not what dis-

you want to win, be competitive. I’m impressed with Coach O’Brien. When he was hired, a lot of alumni didn’t like him because they didn’t know him. He built an incredible relationship with players, which is now being torn apart because NCAA is letting schools poach Penn State players. “If players leave, it will make it difficult to hold it all together,” he continued. “By all accounts, O’Brien is doing a tremendous job. They couldn’t have hired a better person. The alumni should erect a memorial to everybody who kept the program going in its darkest hour.”

ANNOUNCING

The Fourth Annual First Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Golf Tournament will be held at the

Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course on August 18. Registration is at 7 a.m. shot gun start at 8 a.m. Captain and Crew Format $75 per person includes 18 holes of golf, cart, dinner and awards.

Romanczuk golf tourney

Pre-registration is suggested to assure shirt size First Lt. Jeffery De Primo

To register call George Fediw at 885-3273. or for more information go to

www.deprimogolf.com

Donations are appreciated • Cost of sponsoring a hole $100

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The Third Annual Keith Romanczuk Memorial Golf Tournament is Aug. 4 at Blue Ridge Golf Resort in Mountaintop. Entry for the Captain and Crew event is $100 per player and includes all events, cart, lunch and chances to win prizes and awards for longest drive and closest to pin. Registration is at 6:45 a.m. and tee time is 7:30 a.m. To register, email bromanczuk@comcast.net or call 2991438.

mays him most. “The bowl games are not a primary part of my business, but they are a piece. No question Penn State deserves serious sanctions; however, I don’t think the sanctions should punish innocent bystanders like the new coaches and business owners. For example, I have a friend who runs bed and breakfasts and home football weekends are his big weekends. If attendance at games drops, that hurts him, the restaurants and hotels and the memorabilia sellers. “But the biggest effect is on the players,” Podwika said. “The sanctions make it difficult to be competitive. You play because

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SPORTS BRIEFS

Red Devils to meet The Pittston Red Devils will meet Tuesday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m. at Dr. Nicholas Ruggerio’s Home. Plans for the August 4 outing at Martinelli’s Grove are on the agenda. PA girls boosters

The Lady Patriot Basketball Booster Club will meet today Sunday, July 29 at 7 p.m. at Tony’s Pizza. Hughestown banquet

The last day for sales of Hughestown Softball League banquet tickets is today, Sunday, July 29 from 1-2:30 p.m. No tickets will be sold at the door. The banquet is from 4 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, August 5 at the Hughestown Hose Co. Questions? Please call Joanne at 457-3475. PA football boosters

Pittston Area Football Booster Club will meet on Tuesday, July 31at 7 p.m. in the Cefalo Center. All parents with children participating in the 2012 season are urged to attend. Topics to be discussed include: family outing, doubles, fundraisers and plans for the season. lottery tickets, Booster Club memberships and program ads are due. The last day to place ads for this year’s program is Friday, August 10. WA boys soccer

Wyoming Area Boys Soccer Parents Association will hold its monthly meeting Sunday, July 29 at 6 p.m. at the Butler Street Park, Wyoming. WA field hockey

The WA Field Hockey Parents will meet Tuesday, July 31 at 7 p.m. at the Secondary Center.

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Jenkins LL fall ball, picnic

Jenkins Twp Little League will hold registration for Fall Ball on Monday and Tuesday, July 30 and 31 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the field house. Sign up cost is $30 per player or $45 for family. The League will have its Family Picnic on Saturday, August 25 beginning at 4 p.m. and featuring dunk tank, bouncy house, lots of food and games for the kids and an outdoor movie. The cost is $15 for parents and non-players. Players are free. You can register

and pay for the picnic at Fall Ball sign ups on Monday and Tuesday at the field house. PA Cheerleading Club

The Pittston Area Cheerleading Booster Club will meet July 31 at 7 p.m. at Savo’s Pizza. All parents of JV and Varsity teams are urged to attend. Call for softball players

Interested candidates entering grades 9 through 12 from the GWA can register for fall softball in the Lackawanna Fast Pitch Fall Softball League by contacting Ted Kross at 570655-4952 or tedandgina9@comcast.net. The season will run from late August through mid October with games on Wednesdays and Sundays. Contact Ted Kross with additional questions. A roster must be submitted by Aug. 1.

OBITUARIES The Rev. Nicholas J. Dininni July 14, 2012 The Rev. Nicholas J. Dininni, a Roman Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 14, 2012, while visiting in San Diego, Calif. Father Dininni, a son of the late Richard and Isabel (Mangas) Dininni, was born in Pottstown on July 27, 1959. He was a high school graduate of St. Pius X High School, Pottstown. He entered the Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary, Laflin, in 1984 and received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1986 from King’s College. He continued his theological studies in Rome at the Pontifical Urbaniana University and made his perpetual profession of

Pittston Junior Patriots

Registration for football players is open until August 31 for A team only and August 10 for the B and C teams at the shed on Swallow St Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30.

July 24, 2012 Nellie Bayoras Romanas passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Hospice Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Born in Cicero, Ill., on January 18, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes Novakauskas Tuncavage. A former member of St. Casimir’s Church, Pittston, she was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston; a graduate of Pittston High School; a member of Knights of Lithuania

Council 143, Pittston; a member of the Lithuanian Woman’s Club, Wilkes-Barre; and a member of the Luzerne County Ethnic Heritage Society, Wilkes-Barre. Beisdes her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, J.J. Bayoras; husbands, John Bayoras and Professor Vacloras Romanas; brothers, Al Tuncavage and Joseph Tuncavage. She is survived by a niece, Donna Tuncavage, Hanover

Township, and a nephew, Joseph Tuncavage, Pittston. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 30, 2012, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston. Interment will be at the Lithuanian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming. Friends may call at the Kizis-Lokuta Funeral Home, 134 Church St. Pittston, on Monday from 8 to 9 a.m.

Jeanette Irene Whaley

HOOPS4ME Camp

Mark Casper HOOPS4ME Camp is in the Wyoming Area Catholic gym, Wyoming Ave, Exeter, August 6 to 10. The boys grades 3, 4 and 5 (school year ‘12-’13) sessions are from 9 a.m. to noon. The boys grades 6, 7 and 8 (school year ‘12-’13) sessions are from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $65 per player or $55 per player with more than one player per family. Full payment must accompany application. Players receive a free T-shirt, prizes awarded. Registrations close on July 31. For questions or an application, please call Mark 760-6396 or 883-0017.

vern; and as pastor for a brief time at Immaculate Conception Parish, Levittown. Surviving, besides his mother, are his brothers, Richard, Easton; Henry, Pottstown; and Robert, Morgantown. The Reception of the Cremated Remains was held at Saint Aloysius Church, Pottstown, on Thursday, July 26, 2012. The Most Reverend John J. McIntyre, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, celebrated a Pontifical Mass of Christian Burial. Homilist was the Rev. Paul A. McDonnell, O.S.J., rector of the Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary, Laflin. Interment was in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Pottstown.

Nellie Bayoras Romanas

Duryea LL sign ups

Duryea Little League will be having signups for Fall Ball on July 30 and 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m at the Duryea Little League field. The cost will be $30 per player or $45 per family. The regular monthly meeting will be held on August 5 at 7p.m. at the Duryea Little League Field. Any questions call League President Ron Ralston at 881-0908.

vows as an Oblate of Saint Joseph in 1993 and was ordained to the priesthood on October 16, 1993, at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Exeter, by Most Reverend James C. Timlin, D.D., retired Bishop of Scranton. As an Oblate of St. Joseph priest, he served Saint Rocco’s Parish, Pittston, as both assistant pastor and pastor from 1993 to 1998, and then joined the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. As a priest of the archdiocese, he served as assistant pastor at St. Cecilia’s Parish, Coatesville, and St. Patrick’s Parish, Mal-

July 23, 2012 Jeanette Irene Whaley, 82, of Harding, passed away Monday, July 23, 2012, in her home. Born in Marietta, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late William Leroy and Lillian Britton Barns. She was a graduate of Marietta High School, class of 1948, and Empire Beauty School of Wilkes-Barre. For many years she was employed at the former United Penn Bank of Wilkes-Barre and Schott Optical. Prior to her retirement, she was a truck driver

with her husband, Ernest, for Diamond Manufacturing of West Wyoming. She was a member of the Wyoming United Methodist Church, where she also taught Sunday School and a former member of Eastern Star Harmony chapter of Wyoming. Preceding her in death are her sisters, Louise Barns and Shirley Baker. Surviving are her husband, Ernest, with whom she celebrated 64 years of marriage; children, Jeanette Ann Saatchi, Cal-

ifornia; Marietta Sandra Primus and her husband, Matt, Brigantine, N.J.; William E. Whaley and his wife, Patricia, West Pittston; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert Barns, Holbrook, Ariz.; Ted Barns, Marietta, Ohio; several nieces and nephews Funeral services were held Friday, July 27, 2012, in the East Lawn Memorial Park of Marietta, Ohio. Arrangements are by the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming.


July 22, 2012 Corey A. Ehret, 18, of Dallas, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township after fighting a courageous 3-year battle with embryonal rhabdomyo sarcoma. He was born in Kingston on December13,1993, and was a son of Douglas J. and Mary Reistetter Ehret of Dallas. Corey graduated from Dallas High School on June 15, 2012. He was a 4H Camp Counselor at Hickory Run State Park, a motivator for Kids with Cancer Senior Project, a volunteer Leader for the Deutsch Institute for Misericordia University for adults with special needs. He received the Dallas High School Student of the Quarter “Spirit Award” in 2010 and 2011 and the Dallas High School Cross Country “Corey Ehret Award” for determination and perseverance. He was also a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church,

where he belonged to the youth group, served as an acolyte and volunteered for roast beef suppers, and was also a volunteer for the Luzerne County Recreation Department Summer Camp for special-needs adults. Corey enjoyed sports and was a member of the Dallas High School cross country, track and middle school soccer team. He was a member of the Dallas Middle School Jazz Band in 2008. Corey was employed by the Irem Temple Country Club Golf Pro Shop. He had been accepted into the College of Engineering at Penn State, Wilkes-Barre campus. He was also an avid skier, hunter and fisherman. Due to the rarity of Corey’s cancer, he is a pioneer of immunotherapy for sarcoma treatment, even after his death. His family would like

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to extend a sincere “thank you” to the staff of the Henry Cancer Center at Geisinger, Dr. Ehrlich and Dr. Salazar for the compassionate care they gave to Corey. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are brothers, his twin, Christopher J., and Brenden C., both at home. Corey’s celebration of life service was held Thursday, July 26, 2012, from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, route 118, Dallas, with the Rev. Charles Grube officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, RR 4, Box 627-A, Dallas, PA 18612-0802 or the Corey Ehret Award Cross Country Booster Club at Dallas High School, 2000 Conyngham Ave., Dallas, PA 18612. Arrangements are by the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 &118, Pikes Creek. Online condolences can be made at clswansonfuneralhome.com.

Andrew “Dean” Lafratta, 88, of Plains Township, passed away Friday, July 20, 2012, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in Pittston, he was a son of the late Giacomo (Jesse) and Carmella DaMario Lafratta and was educated in Pittston schools. Andrew was a U.S. Merchant Marine having served from March 6, 1942, to August 1, 1972. He delivered war materials to the Armed Forces in the British Isles, Europe, Mediterranean, East Africa, South Africa, West Africa, Persian Gulf, Iran and Iraq, (1943) India, Pacific Islands and Japan, and the Korean and Vietnam War Zones. In August 1972, Andrew retired as a chief engineer. He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, (St. Joseph Marello Parish), Pittston. Some of Dean’s life pleasures were gardening, golfing and bowling. He was a beloved son, brother and uncle who will be missed by all who knew and loved him. The family would like to thank the dedicated doctors and staff of both

the Timber Ridge Health Care Center and the VA Medical Center for their compassionate care. He was preceded in death by his sister Teresa Fitzpatrick, and a brother, Dominick. Surviving are his brother Joseph Lafratta, Falls; sister Rosella Mulcahy and husband Joseph, Minneapolis, Minn.; nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Friday, July 27, 2012, from Baloga Funeral Home Inc., 1201 Main St., Pittston (Port Griffith), with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Marello Parish at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, William Street, Pittston. Interment was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Marello Parish at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Building Fund, 237 William St., Pittston, PA 18640. For directions or to send an online condolence, please visit www.balogafuneralhome.com.

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Frank Romanoski Betty Rodda Evans

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July 23, 2012 her church family, particularly those in the Amicitia Class. She was an avid reader and also enjoyed playing pinochle and canasta with her card clubs. Her family was close to her heart and she was always eager for news on what each was doing, taking special delight in each new addition to the family. Betty was a great cook. Among her family’s best of times was having everyone home for a special dinner and her particular game of “Just how many can I really fit at this table?” She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard B. Evans Sr., on April 24, 2009. She and Willard married in 1945, the year they moved to Forty Fort. Surviving are her sons,

Willard Jr. and his wife, Lorraine, Gaithersburg, Md.; Douglas, Philippines; daughter, Diane Posegate, and her husband, Douglas, Scranton; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, July 26, 2012, at the Forty Fort United Methodist Church, the corner of Yeager and Wyoming Avenues, Forty Fort, with the Rev. Dr. Philip T. Wanck, pastor, officiating. Interment was in Fern Knoll Burial Park, Dallas. Memorial donations may be made to the Forty Fort United Methodist Church, 26 Yeager Ave., Forty Fort, PA 18704. Arrangements by the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, PA 18704.

tei) Romanoski; three sons, Frank Jr., Plymouth; Raymond and Gerard, Clarks Summit; daughters, Theresa and her husband, Joseph Martinez, New Mexico; and Mary and her husband, Joseph Metello, of Beaumont, Pa. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Missy, Jessy and Heather; and great-grandchildren, Caitlain, Joseph, Sara Jane, and Anna May; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 30, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Duryea, with Father Andrew Sinnott officiating. Friends may call today, July 29, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be held at the Marcy Cemetery, Duryea. Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com.

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Betty Rodda Evans, 90, passed away peacefully Monday evening, July 23, 2012, at the United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village Campus, Jenkins Township. Prior to becoming ill, she resided in Forty Fort with her husband, Willard. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Albert J. and Alice (Drowns) Rodda. Betty was a graduate of Edwardsville High School, and was employed by Blue Ribbon Cake, Interstate Brands, Hannigan Electric, and retired from Penn Millers Insurance Company. Betty, a quiet woman of great faith, was an active member of the Forty Fort United Methodist Church, enjoying many activities and friendships with members of

Frank Romanoski, 91, of Duryea, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012 at Kindred Hospital, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Pittston on December 7, 1920, Frank was a son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Romanoski. Frank was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea; he was a graduate of Pittston schools. Frank was a United States Army Veteran and served during World War II. Throughout his life he worked as a machinist for the Finch Machine Foundry in West Pittston. In Frank’s earlier years, he enjoyed working with his hands, he loved woodworking and gardening. He was a very talented cook and enjoyed cooking for his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Grace Orr; daughter, Ann Marie Strucke, who passed away May 5, 2012; three sisters and three brothers. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, the former Ann “Betty” (Mat-


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OBITUARIES Daniel J. Marinelli July 25, 2012 Daniel J. Marinelli, 39, of the Keystone section of Plains Township, died suddenly of natural causes on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Born in Keystone, he was a son of the late Italo and Elizabeth (Kinney) Marinelli. Daniel was a graduate of James M. Coughlin High School, Class of 1992. He has been an employee of the Home Depot for 15 years, as well as serving as a Pennsylvania State Constable, where he served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Luzerne County Association. Daniel is known for always having a smile on his face. The joy of his life was his 8-year-old son, Daniel Jr. They shared a special father/ son bond that radiated with happiness. The death of our beloved Daniel has left us in shock. We cannot understand how one minute this person was here and the next he is gone. The truth is that those we love are never truly gone. The body may have run its course, but the soul lives forever. He is survived by his beloved

son, Daniel, Jenkins Township; brothers and sisters, Elizabeth Latona and husband, Joseph, Plains Township, Linda Serafin and husband, Robert, Bear Creek, Martha Kelly, Plains Township, Louis Marinelli and wife, Kathleen, Plains Township, Margaret Foisy and husband, Paul, Newport, N.C., and Jacqueline Marinelli, San Antonio, Texas. Daniel has more than 25 nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 28, 2012, from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Therese’s Church, Shavertown. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Memorial donations can be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Gulf Tower, 707 Grant St., 37th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1916. Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.

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July 23, 2012 Jason A. Bryden, 27, a resident of Pittston, died Monday, July 23, 2012, at his home. Mr. Bryden was born in Kingston, son of Kirk A. Bryden, Pittston, and the late Janet Snyder Bryden. He was a graduate of the Pittston Area High School and of the Wilkes-Barre Area Vocational Technical School, Plains Township. He was presented with a Certificate of Commendation by the Vo-Tech School Board in recognition of the service he provided in communicating messages from the airport tower and the illfated airplane that crashed May 21, 2000 in Bear Creek Township. The tower was unable to communicate with the plane and Jason was able to intervene. His passions were airplanes,

fixing and building computers and fishing. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, West Pittston; Boy Scout Troop 352, and was a former member of West Pittston Hose Company 1. He had been employed by various manufacturing companies in the Valley and was currently working at Maui Cup Co., Pittston Township. Surviving, in addition to his father, are paternal grandmother, Beverly Bryden, West Pittston; a brother, Justin D, Bryden, Montrose; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Services were private. Arrangements have been entrusted to the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 211 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston.

Play Ball!! Join us for the 2012 Miles for Michael “Pro’s and Joe’s” Softball Tournament August 10th through August 12th at the West Pittston Little League Complex Two Fields, Two Divisions, Two Champions!! Whether you spend the entire summer playing softball like a “Pro” or you’re just an average “Joe” wanting to have a fun week with friends and helping out for a great cause, this tournament promises to be the best of the season!!! Let’s make a difference in the lives of our neighbors and raise funds to help our “Local Families Battling Cancer” Entrance fee per team is $50 and the sale of 100 raffle tickets. Raffle tickets are $5 each and the prizes include a 46” Samsung LED TV, Nikon J1 Camera Pack, I-Pad 2, Toshiba Ultrabook, Kindle Fire, I-Pod Touch, Big Boulder Ski Package Weekend We will have a Chinese Auction, Instant Bingo, Great Food, Moon Walk and Face Painting for the Kids!! Call 570-654-5505 for additional information! Ask for Kristy or Mary Event Sponsors _____Tournament Sponsor $5,000 Donation _____Gold Sponsor Level $2,500 Donation _____Silver Sponsor Level $1,000 Donation _____Bronze Sponsor Level $500 ______Friends of Miles for Michael Sponsor Level $100.00 For information on sponsorship please contact us at: 570-654-5505 or info@milesformichael.org Ask for Kristy or Mary

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July 20, 2012 Theodore and Mary Ann Hiriak of Barto, Pa., died Friday, July 20, 2012, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Mary Ann, 69, was born July 16, 1943 in Bally, Pa., daughter of Esther and Gordon Costello. She was a graduate of Boyertown High School and was employed by Pennsburg Manor until her retirement in 2010. Ted, 73, was born November 3, 1938 in Perkiomenville, Pa., son of Jennie and Theodore Hiriak Sr. He attended Boyertown High School and proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army in Germany. Ted spent his career working in the Bally Ribbon Mill for 33 years until his retirement. Both Mary Ann and Ted loved life’s simple pleasures at their home in Hereford Township, where they were thrilled to entertain their eight grandchildren. Rides through the forest on grandpa’s gator were endless. In addition, they were fortunate to have an opportunity to see many of the world’s sights during their annual vacations. One of their favorite destinations was Old Forge, N.Y., where they shared many memorable days with their extended family. They shared many interests including wine making, cooking, gardening and reading. Mary Ann and Ted celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 12, 2012. The occasion was marked with a celebration surrounded by family and friends at their favorite

restaurant, the Carriage House. Their love for each other, their children and grandchildren was without limit. Each was preceded in death by their parents. Mary Ann and Ted are survived by three daughters, Michelle and her husband, Cory, of Coopersburg; Lisa Stenroos of Emmaus; Kelly and her husband, Michael Carroll, Avoca. In addition, they are survived by eight grandchildren, Jordan and Taylor Stenroos; Matthew, Mackenzie and Ali Carroll; Mason, Max and Gavin Wetterau. Mary Ann is survived by a sister, Joan Sobjak of Bally, Pa.; and a brother, Robert Costello of Schnecksville. Ted is survived by a sister, Alice Shifflet of Birdsboro; brothers, Andrew Hiriak of Cape May Courthouse, N.J., and William Hiriak of Weslaco, Texas. They will be sadly missed by their beloved lab, Molly. A funeral Mass was held Friday, July 27, 2012, in St. Philip Neri Church in Pennsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St., Pittston, PA 18640, to advance construction of the new wing.

Helen Kosco July 20, 2012

Helen Kosco, a resident of Swoyersville, passed away unexpectedly early Friday morning, July 20, 2012, at the WilkesBarre General Hospital. Her husband was the late Joseph M. Kosco, who passed away on November 1, 1972. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Helen was a daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Jasonis) Pohutsky. Helen was raised in WilkesBarre, and was a graduate of James M. Coughlin High School. Prior to her retirement, Helen was employed by the former Owens-Illinois Techniglas Corporation, Pittston Township. A faithful Catholic, Helen was a member of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville. Active within her church, Helen was a member of the parish’s Confraternity of Christian Women and the parish’s Quilters Group. Additionally, she was an active member of the Swoyersville Senior Citizens Group. Helen was an avid bowler and sports enthusiast. She had a love for baseball and was a great fan of the Philadelphia Phillies. In addition to her husband, Joseph; and her parents, Joseph and Rose Pohutsky, Helen was preceded in death by her brother, Paul E. Pohutsky, who passed away on May 5, 2007. Helen is survived by her son, Mark Kosco, and his wife, Mary Ann, of Carverton; her daughter, Joyce Hamlin, and her husband, Dr. David Hamlin, of Langhorne; her granddaughter, Susan Barnes, of Harrisburg; and several nephews in California. The funeral was on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, from the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc.,1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, fol-

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The Sunday Dispatch publishes obituaries of local individuals who reside, formerly resided or have family living in the Greater Pittston area. Obituaries should be submitted by 12 p.m. Saturday to ensure publication in the same week’s edition. Email is preferred for submission, but fax or handwritten entries will be acceptable with a contact name and phone number. Entries not including a contact name and telephone number will not be published. Email obituaries to sd@psdispatch.com; Fax obituaries to 570.602.0183; or mail them to 109 New St., Pittston, PA 18640. For more information call the obituary desk at 570.602.0170, or to place a memorial ad call 570.602.0168.

lowed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Joseph J. Pisaneschi, her pastor, officiating. Interment with the Rite of Committal fol-

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Angelo J. Dellario Sr.

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July 24, 2012 Angelo J. Dellario Sr., 81, of Pittston Township, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at home. Born in Pittston on October 2, 1930, he was a son of the late Cologio (Charles) Dellario and Josephine Bellavia Dellario. He was a graduate of St. John the Evangelist High School and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church and the Knights of Columbus JFK Council #372, Pittston. He was an avid New York Giants and New York Yankees fan. Angelo had a newspaper career spanning 40 years. Beginning as a printer at the Sunday Dispatch, he later transferred to the Wilkes-Barre Record, The Times Leader, and retired as Composing Room foreman at the Citizens’ Voice. He saw the process of publishing a newspaper, which began with the cumbersome Linotype machine, evolve into the current computer

and on-line publishing. He was one of the founding members establishing the Citizens’ Voice

newspaper. Family was of primary importance to Angelo; it was central to his life. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Cameli Dellario on September 11, 1988; brothers, Louis, Charles and Cataldo Dellario; sisters, Antoinette Cimerola, Frederica Dellario, Venerina Sandora, Mary Frew and Carmella Hoag; nephew, John Cameli; and niece, Krista Cameli. Surviving are his five children, Josephine (Jay) and husband, Kent Ellis, Martinsville, N.J.; Mary Theresa Dellario and husband, Kirill Gorbachev, Ellicott City, Md.; Bernard Dellario and partner, Jeff Tait, Washington, D.C.; Frederica and hus-

June 28, 2012 band, Steve Gettmann, Ellicott City, Md.; Angelo and wife, Alicia Dellario, West Chester; seven grandchildren, Lindsay Ellis Macchi, Lauren and Jenna Ellis, Joseph Dellario, Merena and Eric Gettmann, and Sabrina Dellario; sister, Amelia Nitzberg, Trenton, N.J.; dear friend, Joan Sailus; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, July 28, 2012, St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston. Interment was in St. Rocco’s Cemetery, Pittston Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Angelo’s name. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston. Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.

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July 26, 2012 Virginia N. "Ginny" Baran, Laflin, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 26, 2012 at Hospice Community Care, WilkesBarre after a courageous battle with cancer. Born June 1, 1942 in Queens, N.Y., Ginny was a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Nowakowski, Bronx, N.Y. Ginny attended St. Adalbert’s High School and graduated from New York State School of Cosmetology. Later, she worked as a legal secretary in both Manhattan and Wilkes-Barre. She then retired from the Pennsylvania State Police Crime Lab as an Evidence Technician. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Albert S. Baran. They enjoyed traveling to Florida with their friends, fishing and spending time with their family. In addition to her husband, Ginny is survived by daughters, Chris Kelly and her husband, Jim, Mountain Top, Barbara May and her husband,

Chris, Dallas; grandson, Jimmy, who gave her great joy and pleasure; several nieces and nephews. The family would like to take this opportunity to thank Mary Ellen Mutterelli, for her compassion and devotion over the last 7 years of caring for Ginny. They would also like to thank the staff at Hospice Community Care for the love and care they also gave to Ginny. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 30, 2012, at

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9 a.m. from the Straub Kane Funeral Home, 55 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Nicholas Church, South Washington Street, WilkesBarre. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call at the funeral home today, July 29, 2012, from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Community Care, 601 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.

Samuel R. Caprari died peacefully at his home Thursday, June 28, 2012, in Naples, Fla., his winter residence for many years. He was beloved husband of Teresa; father of Samuel P. (Connie), Donna C. Heiser (Gene), and Paul J. (Paula); Samuel was also the proud grandfather of 11 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. A life-long resident of Pittston and West Pittston, Samuel was a son of the Reverend Julio and Margaret Caprari. He graduated from Pittston High School and went on to become one of the Wyoming Valley’s most successful businessmen and real estate developers. During World War II, he proudly served his country as a military aircraft-manufacturing instructor. He founded more than half a dozen successful companies throughout his lifetime, including Caprari Motor Company; Duchess Coat and Suit Manufacturing; Chemo Plastic Manufacturing; Lake City Lightweight Aggregate Corporation, Tennessee; Acousticon Hearing Aid Center, Binghamton, N.Y., and Caprari Real Estate and Development Company. He was a member of Fox Hill County Club; Pelican Bay Country Club, Naples, Fla.; the Lions Club, the International Hearing Aid Society, and served as exalted ruler of the Pittston Elks Club. He was a lifetime member of the Italian Chris-

tian Church, Pittston. His greatest love was for his wife, Teresa, and his family. He was a true gentleman in every sense of the word, a man of quiet dignity, resilience and great strength of character. We grieve his passing; yet treasure the love, support and many wonderful memories he gave us. We will forever remember the good he did, the dreams he achieved, the example he set, and the enduring image of his wonderful smile. Samuel is also survived by his brother, the Rev. Peter Caprari (Irene); his sister, Lydia Baglio; sisters-in-law, Doris Caprari, Mary Diane Marco; brother-in-law, Nuncio Lombardi; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant child, Colleen Caprari; and brother, Nick Caprari. A memorial service celebrating his life was on Thursday, July 26, 2012, in the Italian Christian Church, 40 E. Oak St., Pittston. Private entombment was held in the family mausoleum at Italian Independent Cemetery in West Wyoming. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made, in his memory, to the Italian Christian Church, 40 E. Oak St., Pittston, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements were by Anthony Recupero Funeral Home, West Pittston.

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George F. “Poppy” Bachman, 66, of Hughestown, and most recently of St. Mary’s Villa, Elmhurst, passed away Monday, July 9, 2012, in Regional Hospital of Scranton. He was born December 2, 1945 in Pittston, son of the late James F. and Hilda (Hunter) Bachman. George was educated in Pittston schools. He served with the Army National Guard of Pennsylvania with Battery D 1st Battalion 109th Field Artillery of Wilkes-Barre. George worked as a steel worker for Wilkes-Barre Iron and Wire, then worked for Standard Coated Products, Hughestown, until its closing. He then went on to further his education in the insurance busi-

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ness, where he earned his license and his LUTCF designation. George then worked for Baltimore Life Insurance Company, where he managed their office in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre until his early retirement due to ill health. In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, James and Marjorie Bachman; his half brothers, Martin, Charles and John Kearney. George is survived by his wife, the former Nina (Best); his son, Jeff Bachman, and his wife, Michelle; daughter, Jane Hadley; granddaughters, Ste-

phanie and Jennifer Hadley; grandsons, Jeffrey and Matthew Bachman; sister, Imelda Simonson; several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 100 Rock St., Hughestown. Interment was in the German People’s Cemetery of Hughestown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 100 Rock St., Hughestown, PA 18640, or to the Luzerne County SPCA, 524 E. Main St., WilkesBarre, PA 18702. Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc. 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com.

Fay K. Ridler, 69, of Exeter, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012 at home. Born in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late David and Eleanor Shiko Richards. She was preceded in death by her brothers, William and David Richards. Surviving are her longtime loving companion, John Labar, Exeter; daughters, Nancy and her husband, Joe Letteer, Plymouth, Betty Koncewicz and John Haczewski, Plains Township, and Carol Ann and her husband, Ricky Shuleski, Laflin; stepsons, John Labar, Mountain Top; Eric Labar, Nanticoke and Marc Labar, Wilkes-Barre; sister, Nancy and her husband, Paul Matalonis, Chicago. Also surviving are her 12 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Also missing her will be her beloved pet, Chewy. Relatives and friends may call today, July 29, 2012, during visitation hours from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. The Rev. David Quesenberry, of the Christian Church, West Main Street, Plymouth, will conduct services immediately following the viewing on Sunday evening. The family requests donations be made to the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 To send the family expressions of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com.

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Irene Joyce July 22, 2012 Dudley and her husband, Patrick, Collegeville; eight grandchildren, Paris (LeLack) Zupancic, Michael J. LeLack, Nicole (Bryk) Warnek, Sara and Ryan Joyce; Katie, Brendan and Matthew Dudley; four great-grandchildren, Michael and Mason LeLack, Connor Zupancic and Brady Warnek; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her first husband, John Bryk, who died in 1957; brothers, Thomas, Peter, Felix, Frank and Edward; sisters,

Jennie and Helen Yablonski and Florence O’Hop. The funeral was Friday, July 27, 2012, from the Ruane & Regan Funeral Home, 1308 Grove St, Avoca, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Nativity of Our Lord Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea, with Msgr. Michael Delaney officiating. Interment was in Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Moosic. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 381480142. To leave an online condolence, visit www.ruaneandregan.com.

Diana Heiney July 23, 2012 Diana Heiney, 56, formerly of Pittston, died Monday, July 23, 2012, at Community Hospice Care, Dunmore. Diana was born in Newark, N.J., daughter of the late Raymond and Josephine Biscotto Bogdon. She was educated in Belleville High School, Belleville, N.J. Surviving are her son, Michael Sampino, Hughestown; grandchildren, Angelia and Michael Jr.; sister, Marlene Bartoli, Hughestown; nieces, Tammy Meca-

don-Uritz, Diana Mecadon, Lisa Mecadon and Nichole Mecadon. Funeral services were held on July 26, 2012, at the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township, with the Rev. Daniel Schwebs officiating. Committal service and entombment were in Greenwood Mausoleum, Abington Township.

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Irene Joyce, 86, a resident of Duryea, and formerly of Avoca, died Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Regional Hospital Hospice, Scranton. She was the widow of Gerald Joyce, who died in 1981. Born in Avoca, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Yablonski and Susan Fedak. She was a graduate of Avoca High School. Irene worked as a waitress for 30 years at the Gramercy Restaurant, Pittston. She was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea. She was dedicated to her church, the former Ss. Peter & Paul, Avoca, for many years and was a member of its Altar and Rosary Society. Additionally, she was a member in the parish’s St. Cecilia’s Choir and took great pride in singing Polish songs. Irene enjoyed quilting and spending time with her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother and aunt who will be sadly missed. She is survived by sons, John Bryk, Avoca; Daniel Joyce and his wife, Maria, Avoca; daughters, Susan LeLack and her husband, Michael, Avoca; Colleen


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Sarah Catherine Carmody, Kevin Salvo

Carmody, Salvo are engaged The Honorable and Mrs. Joseph Carmody, of West Pittston, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sarah Catherine Carmody, to Kevin Salvo, son of Charles and Carol Salvo, of Dunmore. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Joseph and Jule Carmody, of West Pittston and the late Casimer and Catherine Sowa, of Avoca. Miss Carmody is a 2003 graduate of Seton Catholic High School, Pittston and earned a degree in Child Development from Luzerne County Community College. She is a nanny in Bethesda, MD. The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Robert and Mary Kellogg, of Scranton and the late Samuel and Margaret Salvo, of Pittston. Mr. Salvo is a 2002 graduate of Bishop O’Hara High School, Dunmore and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Information Sciences and Technology from Pennsylvania State University. He is a systems engineer in the Washington D.C. area. The couple will exchange vows on October 13, 2012 at Our Lady of Eucharist Church, Pittston.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Lankowski

Lankowskis note 57 years

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Lankowski, of Duryea, celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on July 14. They were married in St. Mary’s Church, Avoca by the late Reverend Edward Gerrity. Their attendants were Mrs. Josephine Tonti Gardner, of Pittston and Edward Laibinis, of Plains. Mrs. Lankowski is the former Jean Hannon, daughter of the late Christopher and Loretta Hannon, of Avoca. Mr. Lankowski is the son of the late Victor and Tillie Lankowski, of Duryea. A well-known area musician, Mr. Lankowski is retired. Mrs. Lankowski retired from Pittston Area School District. The couple has been blessed with three daughters, Sandy, Debbie and Michele; five grandchildren, Sharissa, Bruce, Brenna, Joseph and Eyn; and one great-grandson. The couple is planning a trip in the fall.

Mr. and Mrs. Philip L. Pizano

Pizanos celebrate 60 years Mr. and Mrs. Philip L. Pizano, of Wyoming, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 5. They were married in St. John’s Nepomucene Church, Luzerne, by the late Monsignor George Bendick. Their attendants were the late Charles Conway and the late Mary Margaret Pizano. Anthony Molinari was ring bearer and Mary Ann Saxon Zekas was the flower girl. Mrs. Pizano, the former Geraldine Saxon, is the daughter of the late George and Anna Saxon. Mr. Pizano, the son of the late Philip and Mary Pizano, was employed by the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement in 1990. The couple has seven children: Philip G., Plains Township; Donna Sbriscia, Stewartsville, NJ ; Ann Marie Thomas, Wyoming; David, Swoyersville; Catherine, deceased; Jeanne Wisnewski, Wyoming; and Gerry Lynn Butler. The Pizanos have 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. In honor of the occasion, family and friends attended a mass on July 8 at St. Barbara’s Parish in Exeter in which the couple received a blessing given by Father Philip Massetti, OSJ. After the mass, a reception was held and Geraldine’s recent 80th birthday was also a theme for the celebration.

Mary Ann Battista, activity leader at United Methodist Homes' Wesley Village Campus, painted inspiration stones for the center's new walking path.

Taking a walk at Wesley Village As part of a corporate wellness initiative, United Methodist Homes’ Wesley Village Campus has a new walking path that staff, residents and visitors can use. The path features benches as well as outdoor fitness equipment and decorative garden windmills provided by Social Worker Ellen Machovec. The path’s edges are graced by a variety of plants, herbs and flowers planted by Activity Director Tami Chesniak, Assistant Activity

Director Shelli Ratchford and Health Information Coordinator Randi Smith. Maintenance Assistant Joe Maslar built flower boxes, set up a watering system and continues to help maintain the flowers and plants. As a special surprise, Activity Leader Mary Ann Battista donated inspiration stones which she handpainted especially for the walking path. Sayings include “health is wealth,” “success is yours,” “give it your all” and more.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Blandina

Blandinas married 40 years Gloria and Jim Blandina, of Wyoming, recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Pittston on May 27, 1972. Reverend Joseph Adonizio officiated. Mrs. Blandina is the daughter of Helen C. Adonizio and the late Charles (Cugsy) Adonizio, of Pittston. She started her career in Early Childhood, moving into the field of teaching adult learners through Penn State University. She was also employed by Blue Cross of NEPA as a Government Affairs Representative. She serves as Director of the Care and Concern Free Health Clinic, Pittston. Mr. Blandina is the son of Claire and Michael Blandina, of Wyoming. He is retired from the Luzerne Intermediate Unit where he served as Director of Special Education. He is affiliated with Blandina Apartments. The couple has been blessed with two children, Jaime, married to Jay Weinschenk; and Michael, married to the former Arienne Pazzaglini. They have one grandson, Enzo Blandina, 8 months old.

Lussi-Timko family

Four generations gather Four generations of the Lussi-Timko family, of Pittston, gathered recently. From left, are mother Alissa Timko Caridi, of Luzerne, holding great-granddaughter Carmella Maria Caridi, great-grandmother Vera Pizzano Lussi, of Shavertown, and grandmother Donna Lussi Timko, also Shavertown. Vera Pizzano Lussi also celebrated her 92nd birthday on June 28.


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Cookie Corner visits Valley Aviation Mrs. Urban’s morning nursery school class from Cookie Corner visited Valley Aviation, Forty Fort near the end of their school year where Ed Dervin conducted a program. The children learned how to steer a plane and pull the choke left and right to see how the plane’s flaps move. The instructors provided the children with a snack in the hangar. Each child was given a glider plane to assemble and keep at the conclusion of the Members of the nursery school class at Cookie Corner shown in front of a Navy war plane are, from left, seated, Ellen Berretta-Byron, Tyler Richards, Ben Mauriello, Valentino Hoover, Madeprogram. Cookie Corner classmates Ben Mauriello, left, and Tyler Richards are co-pilots on a class visit to Valley Aviation in Forty Fort.

Descendants of Bridget Clarke Shea and William Aloysius Shea who gathered recently in Laflin to celebrate the family's 23rd reunion are, from left, first row, Robert Charles and Jenna Charles, Maureen Shea and Tyler Shea. Second row, Shea Charles, Steve Biernacki, Katie Biernacki, Bob Slusser, Carol Charles, Lindsey Charles, Mary Shea Slusser, Meg Charles Slusser and Brenna Slusser, Traci Shea, Joan Shea and William Shea, Kerry Shea, Jackie Balester Pekar. Third row, Kevin Charles, Dorothy Balester Hodle, Dorothy Charles Schwab, Evan Shea, Derrick Haverlak, Sharon Thole Haverlak, Bridget Shea Thole, Dorothy Shea Yazurlo. Fourth row, Jane Shea, Jane Charles, Michael Yazurlo, Collin Slusser, Connor Thole, Chris Yazurlo, Patricia Charles.

Shea family gathers in Laflin “Gra Anois Agus Go Deo” or “Love Now and Forever” is the family slogan of the descendants of Bridget Clarke Shea and William Aloysius Shea. The family gathered at the home of Dorothy Shea Yazurlo, mayor of Laflin, to celebrate its

23rd reunion. Jackie Balester Pekar, the family historian from Arizona, presented the group with tee shirts containing the family slogan and the names of deceased members of the Irish clan. She also listed

age given by one of the youth leaders. The meal was prepared and served by the teens. Cross Creek’s youth group is involved in mission work every other month serving in nursing homes, church and Christian camp grounds and the Wyoming Val-

Confirmation held at St. John’s Members of the confirmation class of St. John’s Lutheran Church received their First Holy Communion on Sunday, June 3. Each member of the class offered their personal feelings of what receiving Holy Communion means to them. Pastor gave each member of the class a

blessing after which participants received communion with their families. Members of the 2012 class are, from left, first row, Alana Brown, Brooke Cherney, Sarah Ciesla, Richard Drummond Jr., Marissa Facciponti, Emily Goyne, Mackenzie

Goyne, Justin Lararowicz and Trish Renna. Second row, Pastor John Castellani. Pastor and Nancy Castellani, Michelle and Larry Willard, Renee and Heidi Weislogel, Tracy Drummond, Michelle Cherney and Marcia Colleran instructed the group.

the name of the boat that Bridget Clarke Shea arrived on from Ireland in 1913. Family members from Arizona, Georgia, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Florida and Pennsylvania were present.

Youth group attends mission The Cross Creek Community Church Youth Groups recently attended a local mission where they shared the love of Christ to the homeless, the needy and the poor of our community. The evening included worship music led by the youth praise band and a presentation of the gospel mess-

lyn Burdett, Jenna Ragantesi, Lilly Russin, Sarah Mizenko, Daniel Girman and Aiden Levandoski. Standing, Riley Thomson Katie Kelly, Logan Maida, Emily David, Kristian Pugliese, Benjamin Gravine, Aiden Allardyce, Julia Steele, Bruno Pizzano, Gianna Gustinucci, Sara Pealer, Ross Latona and Max Getzie. Absent at the time of the photo was Sophia Farrell.

ley Rescue mission. From left, first row, are Katelyn Oldziejewski, Bethany Taylor, Adora Johnson , Jessica Bowden, Amy Troy. Second row, Michelle Gill, Nick Oldziejewski. Third row, Heather Harvey, Jeremy Taylor and Grant Payne.

Karate students in tourney Students from Sitara’s Karate School, of Pittston, recently participated in 2012 Coalkickin’ Martial Arts Spring Karate Tournament at Marian High School Tamaqua. The students competed in self-defense, weapons forms and point sparring. From left, first row, are Se-

la Simko white belt, first place self defense, second place point sparring, third place forms; Maggie Stuccio, orange belt, first place point sparring, second place self-defense; Cheyenne Newman white belt, participation metal in weapons, fourth place in point sparring.

Second row, Master Yogi Sheridan, owner of Sitara’s Karate School; Basty Simko, white belt, fourth place weapons, second place point sparring and second place forms. Erin Newman, yellow belt, third place self-defense and fourth place point sparring.

LCCC students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa honor society The Luzerne County Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa recently held an induction ceremony at the college’s Educational Conference Center. Ninety-two students were inducted into the international honor society for twoyear schools and colleges. The LCCC chapter of PTK is Beta Iota Rho. From left, first row, are Thomas P. Leary, Kingston, president, LCCC; Stephen Housenick, Nanticoke, assistant professor and advisor, PTK, LCCC; Ryan Flaherty, WilkesBarre, vice president of scholar-

ship; Rainey Ann Boyle, Pittston, treasurer; Jenette Stapert, Nanticoke, vice president of leadership; Leah Kowalski, Nanticoke, recording secretary; Katie Smith, Bloomsburg, president; David Fox, Drums; and Mary Sullivan, Swoyersville, director of student life and athletics, LCCC. Second row , Stephen Swicklik, Nanticoke, guest speaker; Marjorie Carey, Sweet Valley; Susan Porter Allen, Mountain Top; Samantha Purdy, Hughestown; Corey Farley, Wilkes-Barre Township; Emily McMichael, Berwick;

Marc Incitti, Mountain Top, guest speaker; and Joanne Kawczenski, Hanover Township, professor, math, LCCC. Third row , Alexandra Hengst, Hazleton; Dana Hupczey, Hazleton; Amy Oliver, Berwick; Connie Pace, Wilkes-Barre; Alexandra Ortiz, Wilkes-Barre; and Michael Langan, WilkesBarre. Fourth row -- Nabila Bashir, Wilkes-Barre; Vanessa Peterson, Larksville; Tia Sagliocolo, Wyoming; Blaine Propiglia, Tresckow; Michael Maul, Glen Lyon; and Phillip Asher, Larksville.


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HAP P Y B I R T H D A Y ! Nina Balchune Nina Balchune, daughter of Lisa Bartolomei and Brandon Balchune, of Duryea, celebrated her seventh birthday on July 19. Her maternal grandparents are Robert Bartolomei, of Old Forge and Edward and Alice Resavy, of Duryea. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William B. Balchune, of Duryea.

Austyn Lepore Austyn Lepore, son of Nicole and Tom Lepore, of Plains, is celebrating his third birthday today, July 29. He is the grandson of Elenor Lapsansky, of Inkerman; Michael Lapsansky, of Falls; Tom Lepore, of Plains; and Michalene Thoma, of Plains.

David Johnson David Johnson, son of Brian and Erin Johnson, of Old Forge will celebrate his second birthday on July 30. His maternal grandparents are Karen Reilly, of Shavertown and Kenneth Reilly, of Orlando, FL. His paternal grandparents are Lillian and James Riley, of Scranton and the late David Johnson. A family party is being held to celebrate. David will be a big brother in August.

Anthony Calabro Anthony Jeffrey Calabro, son of Tony and Jodi Calabro, of Duryea, celebrated his second birthday on July 28. He is the grandson of Joseph DePrimo, of Ransom; Helen Ann DePrimo, of Pittston; Francis Calabro and the late Betty Calabro, of Pittston.

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Benjamin DeSarro Benjamin F. DeSarro, son of Molly and Frank DeSarro, of Duryea, will celebrate his fourth birthday on Aug. 6. He is the grandson of Rosalie and Richard Kerpovich, of Edwardsville and Jessica and Frank DeSarro, of Moosic. Benjamin has a sister, Olivia, 20 months old. A party is being held in his honor.

Kiera Donahue

Hannah Yuschovitz, daughter of Jason and Melissa Yuschovitz, of Pittston Township, celebrated her third birthday on Wednesday, July 25. she is the granddaughter of Gene and Lou Ann Marks, of Pittston Township, and John and Debby Yuschovitz, of Avoca. She is the great-granddaughter of Ed and the late Margaret Lovenduski, of Duryea and John and the late Veronica Yuschovitz, of Avoca.

Katherine Leiser

Kiera Donahue will celebrate her second birthday on July 20, 2012. She is the daughter of John and Kim Donahue of Blakeslee. Her maternal grandparents are Diane Hines of Wyoming and the late Raymond Hines. Her paternal grandparents are Frank Donahue of Pittston Township and Margaret Mersincavage Donahue of Pittston Township. Kiera is the great-granddaughter of Thomas Rozawich of Exeter, Emma Ragugini of Wyoming and Doris Hines of WilkesBarre. Her uncle and godfather is Ron Hines of Wyoming.

Chase Sciandra

Katherine Leiser, daughter of Robert and Dr. Melissa Ceresi Leiser, of Chalfont, celebrated her third birthday on Friday, July 27. She is the granddaughter of Jeannette Ceresi and the late Raymond Ceresi, of Jenkins Twp and Joanne Leiser ,of Philadelphia and the late Robert Leiser. Katherine has a brother Raymond William, seven months old.

Chase Sciandra, son of Salvatore and Barbara Sciandra, of Laflin, celebrated his fourth birthday on July 25. He is the grandson of Elaine Fisher, of Pittston and the late James P. Fisher and Sam and Hilda Sciandra, all of Pittston. His great-grandmother is Mary Sciandra, of Plains. Chase has two sisters, Jameson, 5 years old; and Cameron, 2 months old.

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Class of 2012 members list post-graduate plans Eighty-seven percent of the Wyoming Area High School seniors will continue their education at post secondary institutions of higher learning. Fifty-three percent of the students of the graduating class are enrolled in four-year schools of higher learning. Thirty-five percent of the students are enrolled in community colleges and junior colleges. Five percent of the students have enrolled in technical and cosmetology schools and the armed services. BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY Trevor Alder CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA James Romanelli FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY Justin Simms GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Ashley Lombardo ITHACA COLLEGE Kimberly Golden INDIANA UNIVERSITY -PRUDUE UNIVERSITY Habibah Njiaju JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE Kierstin Frank LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY Jenna Shrinak LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY Brina Platt SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY Nicholas Bartoli SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY Danielle Confletti STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Samantha Shiner STANFORD UNIVERSITY Megan Potoski WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY Olivia Adonizio BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY Robert Lewis Sarah Spadoni EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY Ahmed Bouie Amanda Coolbaugh

Samantha Evarts ELIZABETHTOWN UNIVERSITY Stephanie Blannett GETTSBURG COLLEGE Stacey Blannett Allison Golden KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY Genna DiMattia Shaylan Ortiz Alicia Pizano Catlyn Smith MANSFIELD UNIVERSITY Riley Thomas SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY Lauryn Chromey Matthew Klus Hannah Shelley WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY Christina Argenio Theresa Kelly Shannon Ritts PENN STATE UNIVERSITY Zachary Baranosky Jason Berti Christopher Bone Danielle Dolhon Mark Dymond Michael Gentile Tyler Gfeller William Gray, III Steven Jesikiewicz Kyle LaNunziata Vincent Latona Conner Mangan Josephine Matosky Brett Miller Nathaniel Miller James Scrobola Aaron Steve Nicholas Szewczyk Jesse Szwast Dorianna Williams TEMPLE UNIVERSITY Morgan Bilbow Jordan Johnston Robert Thomas, Jr. UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH John Barcelon Emily Lukasavage Adam Romanowski ALBRIGHT COLLEGE

Sarah Crake ARCADIA UNIVERSITY Kayla Scalzo BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY Louis Vullo KEYSTONE COLLEGE Sarah Gardner KING’S COLLEGE Alexandra Amico Angela Coco Davide Fanelli Kelsey Kovaleski Allison Kuharchik Leah Laneski Emily Letoski Emily O’Brien Michael Pacovsky Jacob Rondinella James Rose, Jr. Jonathan Scrobola Jacob Smith LYCOMING COLLEGE Karlie Klocko MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY David Bonomo Dristina Spradlin MISERICORDIA UNIVERSITY Brittany Bender Nathanael Brague Lisa Chichorek Katelin Coolbaugh Lauren Frisbie Gianna Marranca Nicodemo Mazzone Adam Rubino Brittany Smetana PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY Hayley Reeves ST. JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY Sara Radzwilka THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON Jessica Hollister Keri Irace Kaitlin Maguire Daniel Newhart James Pennington Jacqueline Stash WILKES UNIVERSITY Claud Button Nicholas Kaminski James Kelly Matthew Klimas

Michael Kohut Justin Langdon Paul Minnelli, III Kendra Radle LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE Matthew Abline Alexandra Adonizio Erica Altemose Cassidy Anderson Amber Bolton Austin Boyer Duyen Bui Adam Buckman Simmer Burke Rachel Campbell Brandon Cellini Dana Ceselsky Anthony Chiampi Kaitlyn Connolly Alyssa Crawford Cody Crawford Amanda Crispell Steven DeNardi Peter Dimick Michael Dolan Nicole Donley Nicole Dougherty Kayla Dupras Michael Feeney, IV Zebulon Gavigan Jacob Gilroy Dave Granteed Paige Griffin Naomi Handzelek David Hawk Jessica Hill Kelly Hopkins Ian Joseph Morgan Kane Michael Keezer Tyler Kivler Serena Kozokas Christine Kresge Gregory Lynch Michael Mazzitelli Connor McCabe Michael Mulea Brianna Murray Olivia Nevolas Ashley Pamias

Hunter Pareti Corey Popovich Sara Reilly Nicholas Rishcoff Alexandria Romano Nicholas Rydzewski Kyle Sellitto Nicholas Shuleski Melissa Smith Brandon Tomsak Robert Vargo Samantha Vernoski Kristy Voychuk Erin Weida Victoria Werkheiser JOHNSON COLLEGE Holly Dewey Alec Wishneski LACKAWANNA COLLEGE Colin Kirby Dylan Maloney NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE Joseph Adonizio Anthony Hanneman Andrew Jones FORTIS COLLEGE Sarah Kuharchik Hollie Robinson Nicole Stoss McCANN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Krystina Hughes WILKES-BARRE AREA CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER Brittany Vincent EMPIRE BEAUTY SCHOOL Lindsey Timek ELECTRICAL APPRENTICESHIP Stephen Gamble ARMY Ian Johnson Ashley Melendez COAST GUARD Edward DrivingHawk MARINES Sean O’Malley Robert Phillips NATIONAL GUARD Kyle Brogan NAVY Ryan Tomsak


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Four Luzerne County law enforcement officers recently received new bulletproof vests on behalf of the 'Adopt A Cop' program created by Fallen Officers Remembered. From left, are Gina Boyle, Fallen Officers Remembered co-founder and vice president; Edwardsville Police office Matthew Bonawits, Pittston City Police Officer Brian Holland, Nanticoke School Police officer Michael Wisniewski, Exeter Township Police Officer Dave Williams, Kirk Kranson, vice president of Kranson Uniform; Jaclyn Pocceschi Mosley, Fallen Officers Remembered co-founder and president; and Ryan Kranson, vice president of Kranson Uniform.

4 officers get bulletproof vests Four Luzerne County law enforcement officers recently received new bulletproof vests on behalf of the “Adopt A Cop” program created by Fallen Officers Remembered. Recipients of the new body armor were Edwardsville Police Officer Matthew Bonawits, Pittston City Police Officer Brian Holland, Nanticoke School Police Officer Michael Wisniewski, and Exeter Township Police Officer Dave Williams. The office of the Luzerne

County District Attorney and friends and donors of “The Fund of Luzerne County of the Luzerne Foundation” donated funds to help purchase new bulletproof vests. The donation from the district attorney was made possible from drug forfeiture funds. Kranson Uniform was also instrumental with the purchase and fitting of the vest. Sponsors and donations are still needed to help keep the mission going. More than 70 percent of Luzerne County law

Governor Eileen Yurish conducted the induction ceremony. From left, seated, are Springer and Guitson. Standing, President Char-

lene Poulos, Ann Rose, sponsor; PDG Yurish, Elsie Belmont, sponsor; and PDG Joan Mulligan, membership chair.

Students join seniors for prom Residents of United Methodist Homes’ Wesley Village Campus welcomed Pittston Area High School Student Council members for the much-anticipated annual “senior” prom. The students brought along re-

freshments and crowns for the residents named prom king and queen. Attendees dance to oldies and dance favorites played by Tom Rogo. Partridge-Tippett Nursing Facility resident and

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Dentists given loan after flood The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance presented Dr. Anthony Polit and Dr. John Costello of Polit & Costello Dentistry on North Main Street in Pittston with a $100,000 Economic Development Administration loan to replace machinery and equip-

ment from their dental practice in West Pittston lost during the September 2011 flooding. The practice sustained approximately $1.5 million dollars in damage. From left, are Frank Mazza, staff Assistant of U.S. Senator Pat Toomey; Dave Nat, the NE-

PA Alliance Business Finance Manager; Bruce Krell, Director of Constituent Outreach for U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta; Dr. John Costello, DMD; Dr. Anthony Polit, DMD; Jeffrey Box, NEPA Alliance President and CEO.

enforcement officers are not provided with bulletproof vests, as well as local K-9s and veterans and military officers who are also law enforcement officers. Anyone who would like to sponsor or donate any amount or a law enforcement officers in need are asked to contact Jaclyn at 760-9034 or emailfaloffrem@aol.com, or send a check payable to Fallen Officers Remembered, PO Box 2299, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 18703.

Lions induct new members The JLW Mt. Laurel Lions recently inducted two new members, Joanna Springer and Ann Marie Guitson, into the club. Past District

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queen Betty Williams, seated at left, and Anderson Personal Care resident and king Tad Cheshelski, seated at right, are shown with the Pittston Area students.

Pro-Lifers at farmers’ market The Wilkes-Barre Pro-Life Center has a booth from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday at the farmer’s market on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre. Volun-

teers assist the booth by providing Pro-Life materials such as pamphlets, bumper stickers, fetal models and pins to explain to passersby the Pro-Life mission.

From left, seated, are Ada Magni, West Wyoming; Meredith Baker, West Pittston; and Olivia Magni, Sweet Valley. Standing is Pat Umbra, Wilkes-Barre.

Wesley Village on 4th of July No matter your age, it wouldn’t be Independence Day without a rocket pop! Residents of United Methodist

Homes’ Wesley Village Campus enjoyed a picnic capped off with the frozen treats. Showing their red, white and blue spirit

are, from left, residents Margaret “Doris” Davies, Elizabeth Carriero and Margaret Nowakowski.


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Chicken BBQ set at St. Joseph’s Seminary The Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary “End of Summer” Outdoor Chicken barbecue dinner is scheduled for Sunday, August 26, on the seminary grounds on Route 315, Laflin. The day will open with Mass at 11 a.m. in the seminary chapel and the festivities will start at noon until 5 p.m. Dinner tickets are now on sale at the seminary office at $10 per person. There will also be a “Kiddie Korner”, along with plenty of games, pony rides, face painting, specialty baskets, raffle prizes and live entertainment by the Jeanne Zano Band. Beverages and ice cream will be available for purchase. All are invited to share in the fun on the grounds.

Car wash today

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 Christ’s Community Clothes Closet will offer summer hours for the month of July. The closet will open on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. People with emergency needs can call the church office at 6542500 for special appointments. The closet accepts gently used clothing and shares it with the community without cost.

Queen of the Apostles Parish will have a car wash from noon to 4 p.m. today, July 29 on St. Mary’s School grounds, 742 Spring St. The cost is $5 per vehicle. All proceeds will help defray the cost of the youth group First Baptist Church trip to Dorney Park. Rev. James H. Breese, pastor, Water Street, Pittston Pediatric Clinic Sunday 9:30 a.m. Worship and The Care and Concern Pediat- Praise Service/Children’s Sunric Health Clinic, located in the day School, Adult/Teen Sunday former Seton Catholic School School immediately following building on William Street in service. Pittston, will be open the first Wednesday 7:15 p.m. Bible and third Thursday of each Study month. Join First Baptist Church, WaFree health care is provided for ter Street, Pittston, August 6- 10, infants through age 11. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for VacaRegistration is from 4:30 to tion Bible School. The theme 5:30 p.m. this year is PRAISE: where kids Participants should bring your get down and lift God high! child’s immunization records For more information call with them. 654-0283. Parents or guardians must be present to have their child exam- First Congregational UCC ined. All services are free and confi500 Luzerne Avenue dential. West Pittston The clinic is sponsored by the Rev. Joan Mitchell, Pastor Care and Concern ministries of Sanctuary is handicapped acthe Parish Community of St. cessible. John the Evangelist, Msgr. John Sunday at 11 a.m. Morning Bendik, Pastor. Worship Service, Pastor Bob For more information call Mitchell will lead the service 855-6035. this morning.

Reformed Presbyterian Church of Wyoming Valley

First Presbyterian Church

An End of Summer Outdoor Chicken Barbecue Dinner is scheduled for Sun., Aug., 26, on the grounds of the Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary, Highway315, in Laflin. The day starts with Mass at 11 a.m. in the seminary chapel with festivities following until 5 p.m. Dinner tickets need to be purchased before the event at the seminary office at a cost of $10 per person. There will also be a "Kiddie Korner", along with plenty of games, pony rides, face painting, specialty baskets, instant bingo and live entertainment by the Jeanne Zano Band. Hot dogs, hamburgers, beverages and ice cream will be also available for purchase. All are invited to share in the afternoon of fun. For more information, contact the seminary office at 654-7542; e-mail:osjseminary@comcast.net or check us out on Facebook:www.facebook.com/OBLATESOFSAINTJOSEPH. Pictured are members of the planning committee, seated, from left to right, Rev.Paul McDonnell, OSJ, rector of the Oblates Seminary; Peggy Guffrovich, Diane Charge, Elaine Fisher, President of the Josephite-Marellian Laity Association; Jackie Lispi, Gela Lispi and the Rev. Dan Schwebs, OSJ, seminary vice-rector. Standing, Marianne Cameli, Michele Dente, Joan Burton, Ann Reynolds, Mary Ann Struckus, Jean Paglianite and Angie Kuczenski.

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Holy Mother of Sorrows PNCC

212 Wyoming Avenue, Dupont Rev. Zbigniew Dawid, Pastor Sunday Masses: 8:00 a.m. Traditional Mass, 10:30 a.m. Traditional High Mass Daily Mass: 9:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday Coming Events Sept. 1 - Annual Field and Track Meet, Minooka, Scranton. Sept.9 - Annual Harvest Festival/ Dozynki on church grounds, Dupont.

Independent Bible Church

328 Main Street, Duryea, PA 18642. (570) 451-0346 Home/Office. JLaCava@TheBibleChurch.org

Inkerman Presbyterian

Main St., Inkerman 14 Broad Street Pittston Services: Sundays, 8:30 a.m. 1700 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Sunday Worship 9:15 a.m. Fort with Rev. William N. Lukesh. Langcliffe Presbyterian Pastor Rev. R.F. Dymond 1001 Main St Avoca Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m. First United Sunday worship 11:15 a.m. Presbyterian Church Bible School: 11:45 a.m. The Langcliffe Church is Wednesday evening prayer West Pittston handicapped accessible. service: 6:30 p.m. every other Rev. James Thyren Nursery is provided for chilWednesday 654-8121 dren during worship. For additional information call Services are being held at St. 570-693-1918. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Moosic Alliance Church Church on 1700 Wyoming Ave, 608 Rocky Glen Road, Moosic Bennett Presbyterian Exeter, as the parish recovers Pastor: Doug Jensen 457501 Bennett Street, Luzerne from the flood of September 6020 Everyone is welcome. 2011. There is parking on Wyommaccma2@verizon.net The church is handicap acces- ing Avenue and in the parking lot Sunday morning Sunday sible. behind the church. School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Information can be obtained Sunday, July 29: 11 a.m., WorSunday morning Worship at by calling 288-7361 or 695- ship. 10:45 a.m. 2853. Sunday, August 5: 11 a.m., Prayer meeting, Wednesdays Worship and Holy Communion. at 7:00 p.m. Bethel United Celebrate Recovery Ministry, Methodist First United Methodist Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Church 532Main St. Avoca Wyoming Ave., West Pittston Oblates of St. Joseph (570) 457-2566 July 29 – 10 a.m. Worship Highway 315, Pittston Pastor Sharon Dietz (570) Aug 1 – 6:30 p.m. TOPS Masses are held daily in the 282-0104 Aug 2 – 7 p.m. Weight Watch- seminary chapel at 7:00 a.m. Sunday – Worship Service - ers (Monday – Friday) and on Sat11:15 a.m. urday mornings at 8:00 a.m. Communion first Sunday of Full Gospel Chapel There are no weekend Masses. each month – non perishable Avoca Confessions are heard daily food items will be collected this Adult Sunday School, 9:30; from 9:00 a.m. – noon and from day. Sunday morning worship at 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Mondays – Bible study – 6 10:30 a.m. Office hours are Monday – p.m. alternating each week with Wednesday evening Bible Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Brick UM Church, Duryea. study and prayer service at 7:00. evenings and weekends by ap1st Thursday of each month – The church also hosts the Rose pointment. Office phone numfood give-away 4 to 6 p.m. for of Sharon Church with Rev. Vin- ber is 654-7542. needy of Avoca and Duryea. cente Torres on Sunday afterEvery Wednesday evening Non-perishable food items noon at 3:00 p.m. for the Hispan- Mass is celebrated at 7:00 p.m. in and monetary donations are ac- ic community. conjunction with the Novena to cepted at this time. St. Joseph & St. Joseph Marello. If you have a prayer request, Glendale Gospel Church Novena prayers and the blessing call Pastor Dietz who will activa105 Church Drive of the first-class relic of St. Jote prayer chain. Glendale/Pittston Township seph Marello, Founder of the Sunday Service 10:45 a.m. Oblates of Saint Joseph CongreBrick United Methodist gation, immediately follow the Harding Church 935 Foote Ave., Duryea Mass. All are welcome. of Christ (570)457-4424 Tune into Catholic Radio 750 Pastor Sharon Dietz (570) RR 1 Box 187A, Falls AM. The radio studio is located 282-0104 Sunday services: 10:00 a.m. in the seminary building and is Sunday Worship Service 9:45 Sunday School and 11:00 a.m. broadcast daily from dawn to a.m. Sunday School – 10:15 a.m. Church Service. dusk. For more information during morning Worship Call 388-6534 about this station, contact Ed Services for ages 3-12 www.hardingchurchofchrisNiewinski at 287-4670.

Best wishes to Anthony and Elizabeth Ann (Martorana) Angelella, Jr., who were united in the Sacrament of Marriage this past Friday afternoon in the seminary chapel by Rev. Paul A. McDonnell, OSJ, seminary rector. Congratulations to Bro. Patrick McLaughlin, OSJ, who renewed his religious vows for another year at a ceremony held this past Thursday at the seminary chapel. Present for the happy occasion were his parents, brother and sister and the OSJ priests of the province. Bro. Patrick will be starting his second year of theology in the Fall at St. John’s University, Camarillo, CA. The “End of Summer” outdoor chicken barbecue dinner is scheduled for Sunday, August 26, on the seminary grounds. The day will open with Mass at 11 a.m. in the seminary chapel and then the festivities will start at noon until 5:00 p.m. Dinner tickets are now on sale at the seminary office at $10.00 per person. There will also be a “Kiddie Korner”, along with plenty of games, pony rides, face painting, specialty baskets, raffle prizes and live entertainment by the Jeanne Zano Band. Beverages and ice cream will be available for purchase. All are invited to share in the fun on the grounds.

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. New members are welcome. 16th Diocese of Scranton Pilgrimage of Faith to The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. will be on Sat., Sept. 15. Bishop Joseph Bambera will lead his first pilgrimage as bishop. Buses will depart from various locations throughout the Diocese at 6 a.m. and will depart from the Basilica in Washington at 4:44 p.m. Cost per person is $40. For reservation please call the Rectory 654-6902. Catholic Charismatic Conference will be held at the University of Scranton during the weekend of August 3 thru August 5. This year’s conference includes a youth and children’s tract. Call 344-2214.

Corpus Christi Parish

ents are asked to complete the necessary paperwork and return the forms to the parish office by August 13. Registration packets for those children who will be new to the program can be found at the back of the Church or may be accessed online at the parish webpage. Sacramental Preparation Programs are two years. Those children planning on receiving First Holy Communion must have been enrolled in Religious Education or attending a Catholic school during the 20112012 school year. Volunteer teachers are needed for the Religious Education program. If you are interested, either as a teacher or aide, or if you have any questions with regard to the program, call Sister Mary Ann at 6540263. Liturgical Ministry Schedule A Liturgical Ministry Survey for September through December 2012 has been mailed to all ministers. The survey includes Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and the annual St. Jude Novena. It is important that the survey been returned as soon as possible so that the schedule will be ready for September. Ministry to the Sick On the first Friday of each month Communion is brought to those who are unable to participate in Sunday Mass because of age or health. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is celebrated with anyone seriously ill, anticipating a serious operation, or quite elderly. Notify the parish office of anyone desiring these Sacraments, as well as anyone in the hospital or a nursing home.

Luzerne Ave., West Pittston Daily Mass 7:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception; 8:30 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Weekend Masses Saturday 4:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception 5:00 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Sunday 7:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception 9:00 a.m. at Holy Redeemer 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Confession St. Joseph Marello 3:00-3:30 p.m. at Immaculate Parish Conception Our Lady of Mt. Carmel 4:00-4:30 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Pittston The Parish Bazaar is Fri, Sat, Mass schedule: Monday to Friday: 7:30 and Sun, June 29, 30, and July 1 at Prince of Peace Parish Holy Redeemer Church Old Forge 11:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Church, Lawrence Saturday Evening: 4:00 and grounds. Street, Saturday Vigil 4 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Mass 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish St. Lawrence Church, Main a.m. Street, Saturday Vigil 5:30 p.m. 535 N Main Street, Pittston Novenas: Sunday Mass 11:15 a.m. Parish Website Every Tuesday after 7:30 a.m. www.eucharist-pittston.org. and 11:30 a.m. Masses novena to Sacred Heart of Jesus Mass Schedule the Miraculous Medal and Lackawanna Ave., Dupont Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. Mother Cabrini. The mass schedule for the Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 Every Wednesday after 7:30 week: Monday through Friday at a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Masses no- a.m. 7a.m., Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and Daily Mass: 8 a.m. vena to Saint Joseph & St. JoConfessions: Saturday from 4 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. seph Marello Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. there 3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. and by ap- and 10:30 a.m. The annual parish picnic will pointment is a Holy Hour. Sacrament of Reconciliation be held on August 2, 3 and 4 on The Rosary is recited 20 minthe parish grounds. utes before all week day Masses (Confessions) Donations are sought for the Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to and weekend Masses. theme baskets. First Friday: Masses at 7:30 3:45 p.m. and by appointment You may create your own School of Religious Educaa.m. and 11:30 a.m. with devotheme or donation items or montion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. tion Re-registration letters and ey towards a basket. Confessions will be heard beFor more information, contact forms have been mailed to the fore Masses. First Saturday: Mass at 8:00 parents of all those children en- Ann Marie Paddock at 654-0897 a.m. with prayers to the Blessed rolled in last year’s Religious or Carolyn at 654-3713 during Education Program. In addition, rectory office hours. Donations Mother. Anyone wishing to donate letters have been mailed to the are also being taken for all the fresh flowers in memory of a parents of all 7th and 8th grade stands at the picnic. You may loved one may bring them to the students (public and private leave your items on the rear school) in the parish community. porch of the rectory. church on Saturday morning. If you wish your donation to Anyone interested in renting The celebration of the Sacrathe parish banquet hall or meet- ment of Confirmation is scheding room should call Christine uled for the spring of 2013. Par- SeeFAITH PAGE 6B


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go towards a specific stand, label the item or bag. Students in Grades 5 and up, looking to help at the picnic, are asked to sign the sheet located in the church lobby or on the rear porch of the rectory. Credit hours will be given if needed. Help is needed with pierogi making, helping with picnic games, runners and clean up. The following is the work schedule for kitchen jobs for the picnic. Parishioners are asked to please consider donating your time and talent. PIEROGI MAKING: July 28, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Clean up after 2 p.m. July 29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Clean up after 2 p.m. July 30, 31 and August 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Clean up after 2 p.m. FOOD PREPARATION: August 2, 3, and 4 will start at 8 a.m. and continue through the day and evening. Clean up starts at 3 p.m. and continues through the evening. CLEAN UP: Taking down the stands, put lumber away. August 5 starting at 7 a.m. CLEAN KITCHEN AND HALL: Put pots away, etc. clean and season grills, Aug. 6. 7, and 8 starting at 9 a.m. Really needed—HELP—5:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday — August 3 and 4 for grounds clean up.

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 Remember for the summer months, no evening Mass on Monday and Tuesday nights. Each evening the novenas will still be recited with the reception of Holy Communion immediately following Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 6:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday nights. The July Anniversary Mass will be held on Wednesday, July 25, at 7 p.m. All couples celebrating their wedding anniversary in the month of July are invited to come and receive a special blessing. Novena to St. Ann is July 1726. Novena Prayers will be said every day after all the Masses at St. Barbara Parish. At the Basilica of St. Ann,

Scranton: Masses & Novena services will be offered each day at 8 and 11:45 a.m., 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. At 3:30 p.m. there is a Novena service and homily only. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available before and after each Novena service. For more information about some of the other special features of the Novena call St. Ann’s at 570-347-5691 or visit www.stannsmonasterybasilica.org

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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.

St. Monica’s Church

363 West 8th Street, West Wyoming, PA 18644 Office Hours - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mon. – Fri. Phone: 570-693-1991 Email: olos363@verizon.net www.stmonicanepa.com. Father Leo McKernan, Pastor Mr. William Jenkins, Deacon Mass Schedule Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. OLOS Sunday: 8:30 a.m. STJ; 11 a.m. OLOS Daily Mass at OLOS – During Summer Months. Mon-TuesWed.-Fri: 7 a.m. (Please note: no Thurs. p.m. Mass) No Bible Study during summer. First Friday Mass – 7 p.m. followed by Eucharistic Adoration until Midnight. St. Monica’s sweat-shirt/Tshirt sale is underway. This sale will be offering red T-shirts - $10, crew sweatshirts $18, hooded sweatshirts $26 and zip up hooded sweatshirts $30; these will be available in both youth and adult sizes. Note adult sizes 1x and up will require additional charge. Order forms are at the entrances of each Church site. Any questions contact Tom Tomsak at 237-2188. August Events Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament will be held on: First Friday, August 3. Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will follow 7 p.m. Mass until Midnight. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and the Divine Praises will follow.

St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

100 Rock Street, Hughestown Stpeters_elc@yahoo.com 654-1009 Summer Schedule

SUNDAY DISPATCH

Start Prayer network at parish Worship Service Sunday 9 a.m. Handicapped accessible, all office 654-3261. Youth Program: 10:45 a.m. evare welcome Rummage sale, Aug. 2, 4 p.m. ery Sunday. Weekday special events and to 8 p.m.; Aug. 3, noon to 8 p.m. service projects as announced. and Aug. 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Faith Forum for Adults: Enrichment for adults seeking spirQueen of the Apostles itual renewal and opportunities Parish for ministry and volunteerism. Parish Life Events Team: Bi715 Hawthorne St. monthly first Sundays. (570) 457-3412 Parish Council: Every second stmarysavoca@verizon.net Sunday. www.stmaryavoca.4lpi.com Women of Trinity: Every third Daily Masses: 8 a.m. Sunday. (Wednesday at 7 p.m.) WOT Ministry Invitation. The Eucharistic Adoration: TuesWomen of Trinity have underdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Weekends Masses: Saturday taken a ministry to help support at 4 p.m.; Sunday at 8, 9:30 and Good Shepherd Episcopal Church of Scranton in their ou11 a.m. Confession: Saturdays 3-3:45 treach to the homeless of the rep.m.; anytime upon request by gion. Each month after enjoying a calling 457-3412. home cooked meal at Good Prayer Chain: 457-5867 Queen of the Apostles Parish Shepherd all who have needs will have a car wash from noon may “shop” for necessities like to 4 p.m. today, July 29 on St. clothing, shoes, toiletries in a Mary’s School grounds, 742 store-like setting in the church’s Spring St. The cost is $5 per ve- refurbished basement of donated hicle. All proceeds will help de- items. The Woman of Trinity has fray the cost of the youth group supported this ministry by delivtrip to Dorney Park. The building and grounds ering donations of clothing, new committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. undergarments and socks and on Monday, July 30 in the recto- toiletries to the Scranton church. WOT will continue to collect ry, 715 Hawthorne St. Anyone who is interested in trial size and hotel toiletries and renting St. Mary’s School for invites the parish community to child care, parties, or other use- join with them in helping the less ful activities is invited to call the fortunate. Donations of trial size and rectory at 457-3412 to learn sample size toiletries are welmore about this opportunity. come. Party and Banquet Space. Second Presbyterian Newly renovated banquet room 143 Parsonage St., Pittston and kitchen. 654-1411 All Day Rental $100. Reservations at 654-3261. Visit www.musictogether.com Trinity Episcopal for information on Music ToChurch gether. Spring Street and MontgomNext semester starts in Sepery Avenue, West Pittston tember 18. For registration inforParish Mission: “To live and mation call 654-3261. build holy community.” All welcome: Worldwide Anglican Communion: “We believe United Methodist in one holy, Catholic apostolic Church church.” Corner of Broad & Church Web of information and links Sts. at www.trinityepiscopalchurchPittston westpittston.org and www.dioRev. Susan Hardman-Zimmerbeth.org. man Sunday Holy Eucharist: 11 Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. a.m. Food Pantry: July items needChildren’s Sunday School: ed are cereals, soups and crack- 9:30 a.m. ers. Holy Communion: 1st Sunday Gerrity’s gift cards, cash dona- each month tions and other non-perishable Choir Rehearsal: Thursday’s foods also accepted. at 7 p.m. unless told otherwise Prayer network. Open To PubUnited Methodist Women: lic. Daily prayer for those with 2nd Monday. needs requesting prayerful supWebsite www.umcpittston.org port.

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500 Employment 600 Financial

700 Merchandise 800 Pets & Animals

900 Real Estate 1000 Service Directory

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

380

Travel

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BUYING USED VEHICLES

ATVs/Dune Buggies

HAWK 2011 UTILITY ATV

Call Vitos & Ginos 949 Wyoming Ave,

Forty Fort, PA

288-8995

LOST. Blue Tote Bag in East End Shopping Center Parking Lot. Wednesday, July 25. 570-470-3183

135

Legals/ Public Notices

ESTATE NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary have been granted in the Estate of DAVID RACHKOWSKI, late of Duryea, Luzerne County, PA (Died June 20, 2012) to EDNA RACHKOWSKI. Executrix. All persons indebted to said Estate are required to make payment and those having claims or demands to present them without delay to the Executrix named, or the Attorney for the Estate, Barry J. Chromey, Esq. 506 Hideaway Drive Moscow, PA 18144

150 Special Notices A loving couple wishes to adopt their 1st child, our home is filled of love and wonderful opportunities for your baby! Expenses paid. Liz/Anthony 1-800-359-6937 LizAnthonyAdopt.com ADOPT: A lifetime of endless love. Secure future awaits your newborn. EXPENSES PAID. Kim & Tim 800-407-4318

BUYING

JUNK VEHICLES & Heavy Equipment

NOBODY PAYS MORE! HAPPY TRAILS TRUCK SALES 570-760-2035 570-542-2277 6am to 9pm

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

To place your ad call...829-7130 409

Autos under $5000

FORD ’95 F150

4x4. 1 Owner. 91K. 4.8 engine, auto. Runs great. New paint, stake body with metal floor. 570-675-5046. Leave message, will return call. $4990.

GRAND MARQUIS ‘99 GS Well maintained, Smooth riding, 4.6L, V8, RWD, Auto, Power windows, power locks, New Inspection, Serviced, Silver over blue. Good tires $3,750 Call 823-4008

412 Autos for Sale

AUDI `01 A6

310

Attorney Services

BANKRUPTCY

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CHEVY `02 CAVALIER

4.2 Engine, good condition, per kelly blue book, Quatro awd, abs 4 wheel, navigation system, integrated phone, plus all standard Audi options, super clean, garage kept, recently inspected. If you ever wanted an Audi, here’s your opportunity! Asking $5200. 570-678-5618 or 570-574-3441

MERCEDES ‘00 E_320

Showroom condition; was $50K new; no winters, flawless with all options. Silver/Gold. 94k miles. $9,995. 570-262-1223.

DODGE ‘02 VIPER GTS 10,000 MILES V10

6speed, collectors, this baby is 1 of only 750 GTS coupes built in 2002 and only 1 of 83 painted Race Yellow it still wears its original tires showing how it was babied. This car is spotless throughout and is ready for its new home. This vehicle is shown by appointment only. $39,999 or trade. 570-760-2365

FORD `07 FOCUS SES Sedan

Alloy wheels, heated seats, CD player, rear spoiler, 1 owner, auto, air, all power, great gas mileage, priced to be sold immediately! $6,995 or best offer. 570-614-8925

WANTED!

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570-301-3602

MINI COOPER 2004 S

Red with white hard top. Premium sound system. Only 38,000 miles. Garage stored. Excellent condition. $13,900. Call 570-472-1987

PONTIAC`96 GRAND AM

MUST SELL! Auto, 4 cylinder with power windows. Recently inspected / maintained. $2,150. 570-793-4700

TOYOTA ‘04 CELICA GT

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

VW ‘10 JETTA

15,900 miles, standard transmission. Garage kept, white with sunroof. $15K 570-387-8639

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CHEVY ‘30 HOTROD COUPE $47,000

FORD ‘76 THUNDERBIRD All original. $9,000

MERCEDES ‘29

Kit Car $5,500 JUST REDUCED (570) 655-4884 hell-of-adeal.com

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

415 Autos-Antique & Classic

MERCURY `79 ZEPHYR

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

421

Boats & Marinas

FISHING BOAT. Like new. 16 1/2’ Trophy Fiberglass. 25 HP Johnson motor, 48 lb thrust, trolling motor with foot control. Recharger, pedestal front seat, carpeted floor. Live well, storage compartment. Excellent condition. $4500. 570-675-5046 after 12 noon

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YAMAHA WAVERUNNER GP800R 2001 2 cylinder 2stroke 784cc Less than 20 hours of use Recently serviced New battery New spark plugs No cracks or fades in seat Included Yamaha GP800Cover and single PWC trailer Must pick up $4500.00 Call 570 313 7744

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

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

451

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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

FORD ‘73 F350 Stake Body Truck

55,000 Original miles - garage kept, only 2 owners, hydraulic lift gate, new tires, battery and brakes. Excellent condition. No rust. Must see. $6500 or best offer Call 570-687-6177

OUTLANDER SPORT SE AWD, Black interi-

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

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522

Education/ Training

PITTSTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT IS SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITION:

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL HEAD COACH &

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

442 RVs & Campers

FOREST RIVER`08 5TH WHEEL

Model 8526RLS Mountain Top,PA $18,500 570-760-6341

Logistics/ Transportation

DRIVER

Experienced Limousines/Sedans. Part-time. Days/ Nights/Weekends. Knowledge of major airports a plus. 570-288-5466 Drivers: Co. Great Pay/Hometime! NoTouch! 80% D&H. CDL-A with 1 year experience . 866-564-8639 x107

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

548 Medical/Health

FULL TIME COOK & PART TIMEqualified AIDE Seeking

527 Food Services/ Hospitality

* OPTICAL *

IRING THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

PART TIME

• Housekeeping • Housekeeping Inspector/Supervisor • Banquet Utility Person • Dishwasher • AM Cook UNIFORMS AND MEALS PROVIDED. WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS A MUST. APPLY IN PERSON. NO PHONE CALLS. OFF OF ROUTE 115 WILKES-BARRE

NOW HIRING

2nd Shift Cooks & Baker Please Apply in Person PERKINS RESTAURANT HIGHWAY 315 PITTSTON

533

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

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

542

ence preferred. Holidays, weekends and varied shifts required. We offer a competitive wage package, benefits & attendance bonus. Fax (570) 668-1570 or email resume to Elaine Parsons HTNCDIET@PTD.NET EOE M/F

HARLEY ‘10 DAVIDSON BEST WESTERN PLUS EAST MOUNTAIN INN SPORTSTER CUSTOM H Loud pipes.

AUTO TECHNICIAN

We are looking for an Automotive Technician. PA Drivers License, PA Safety & Emissions License and Inspection License required. Good hourly wage, health benefits, paid vacation and 401K offered. Apply in person at T & F Tire Supply 527 Market Street Kingston, PA 570-287-6712

557

Project/ Program Management

610

Business Opportunities

744

Furniture & Accessories

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

PIPEFITTER

ASST. COACH All interested parties are to submit a letter of interest, Act 34 and Act 151 Clearances & FBI Fingerprinting to: PITTSTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT 5 STOUT STREET PITTSTON, PA 18640 Attention: Mrs. Annarose Salvo- Superintendent’s Secretary DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. Salary as per contractual agreement.

$15,000 FIRM.

HSoft ARLEY DAVIDSON ‘80 riding FLH.

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

For expanding HVAC Co. Must be a team player, hard working, and have reliable transportation. Work 4 ten hour days. Familiar with commercial and industrial pipefitting a must. Boiler, plumbing, and welding experience a plus. Excellent pay and opportunities. EOE. Email to tina mmmc@verizon.net or fax resume to 570-929-2638

MITSUBISHI `11

Call 570-262-0914 Leave message.

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

533

candidates for the positions of

RIGHT OF WAY CON- JAN-PRO COMMERCIAL CLEANING OF SULTANT ARROW Land Solutions, LLC is a full service consulting firm seeking a parttime Right-of-Way Consultant for our Pittston PA office. The position will lead to full-time for the right candidate. ARROW specializes in public and private sector Right-of-Way and Real Estate Acquisition and Relocation services. Our clients include public agencies with Eminent Domain rights, utility and pipeline companies, along with public and private sector transportation departments and authorities. A successful candidate for this position should have excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills. The ability to motivate and pace oneself is essential, as is the ability to work in a team environment. Traveling is required and a valid PA driver’s license is needed. The applicant should also have intermediate to advanced computer skills with experience in Microsoft applications. Knowledge of Real Estate is a plus. ARROW Land Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please remit resumes to: ARROW Land Solutions, LLC ATTN: Edward Engle 961 Old 6th Avenue Rd. Altoona, PA 16601 email: eengle@arrowls.com

560 Quality Assurance/Safety

- Full time Cook - Part time Aide Health Care experi-

Full Time • MACHINE OPERATOR • LENSOMETER INSPECTION Experience a plus. Training for successful candidate. Send resume or apply in person, Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 6pm to: LUZERNE OPTICAL 180 N. WILKESBARRE BLVD. WILKES-BARRE, PA 18702

QUALITY CONTROL TECHNICIAN Local manufacturing

company has an opening for an experienced Quality Control Technician. Responsibilities include testing and record keeping from raw materials through finished product to guide production. Shift work required. Prior test lab experience preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is a plus. Pre-employment medical exam/drug screening required. Competitive salary & benefits package offered. Please send resume to: c/o The Times Leader Box 4130 15 N. Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.

566

PHLEBOTOMIST For In-home

insurance exams. FT/PT. Send resume to zuby@ appsexam.com

551

Other

EXPERIENCED TREE CLIMBER Busy tree service

company needs experienced climber. Supervisory experience a plus. Compensation based on experience. 570-646-6799

554

Production/ Operations

MANUFACTURING PLANT MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR

Knowledgeable, capable leader needed to direct and supervise daily operations. Mechanical and electrical skills needed. Salary with benefits. Send resume to: c/o The Times Leader Box 4125 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

Sales/Retail/ Business Development

Part Time Telemarkter, O . UTBOUND CALLS

HOURLY RATE PLUS INSENTIVES. EMAIL RESUMES TO STREMEL2@ NATIONWIDE.COM OR CALL 570-208-5640

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600 FINANCIAL 610

Business Opportunities

BUSINESS FOR SALE

Quaint family restaurant in New Albany, PA, with 2 occupied upstairs apartments. Turn key operation. For more info, call 570-637-4197

NORTHEASTERN PA

Concerned about your future?

BE YOUR OWN BOSS Work Full or Part time Accounts available NOW throughout Luzerne & Lackawanna, Counties We guarantee $5,000.to $200,000 in annual billing. Investment Required We’re ready –Are you? For more info call

570-824-5774

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

DINING ROOM SUITE Cherry, two leaf table & six chairs, table pads, server, large breakfront (2 pieces) & a corner hutch. Good Condition! Like New! 570-266-9474 TWIN BEDS, two sets complete. Dainty light wood $125; Rugged dark wood, $195. 570-675-2593

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FLOOR ASH TRAY/ TRASH CAN, Vintage Casino, Green Marble Base. From the Dunnes Casino in Las Vegas. $400 OBO 570-675-7745 or 570-406-2438 PRECIOUS MOMENTS Figurines. All in ultra fine condition. Wide variety. $5-$50 negotiable. 570-885-1882

716

Building Materials

CHANDELIER, Brass dinning room chandelier, approximate weight 40 pounds. 12 candelabra lights. Purchase price new $1,600. Sale price $600. BATH ROOM GRANITE COUNTER TOP, 23” X 8’ long. Two sinks, two soap dispensers and two faucets all gold. Original price new $4,200. Sale price $500. Call Richard 570-852-1295

730

OPENSPACE YEAR ROUND ACE SP AVAILABLE INSIDE & OUT Acres of parking

OUTSIDE SPACES - $10

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ROWING MACHINE, 1205 Precision Exercise Rowing Machine $175 obo 570-675-7745 or 570-406-2438

744

Furniture & Accessories

CHAIRS, (2) Genuine leather, custom made recliners. Taupe color, like new. $550 each. SOFA, CHAIR, OTTOMAN, 3 TABLES, great for den. Wood and cloth, all in excellent condition. $450. Call after 12 noon 570-675-5046

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

GOLD & SILVER -TOP DOLLARS for Silver Dollars -TOP DOLLAR for all United States, Canadian, & Foreign Coins & Paper Money -Gold Coins greatly needed -Proof & Mint Sets -Wheat backs & Indian Heads -All Types of Old Coins -Gold & Silver Jewelry & Bullion -Sterling Silver & Local Postcards. NO ONE WILL MATCH OUR PRICE$ WE GIVE FREE APPRAISALS (No obligations, No pressure) Over 35 years as a respected local coin dealer.

HERITAGE GALLERIES 52 Carr Ave. DALLAS, PA Across from Dallas Agway on Rt. 415

TUES-SAT, 10-6 OR BY APPT.

or b

674-2646 758 Miscellaneous GARAGE SALE LEFTOVERS. Oak crib complete $60. Panasonic digital cordless answering machine with 3 hand sets $40. Snow plow & bagging system for Craftsman mower $75. Rocking recliner love seat $300. Queen bed with splid box $25. Oster blender $5. Microwave full size $25. 2 desk chairs 1 blue & 1 black $12. each. 570-899-5852

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Computer Equipment & Software

Exercise Equipment

STAMPS

6th Street

COMPUTER MONITOR, $30 Lexmark printer $45. 570-470-5378 or 570-714-2864 and ask for Tyler

732

POSTCARDS

WEST WYOMING

700 MERCHANDISE Antiques & Collectibles

CURRENCY

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

Saturday 10am-2pm Sunday 8am-4pm

708

BUYING/ SELLING ALL US & FOREIGN COINS

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

GARAGE SALE LEFTOVERS. Set of 4 Goodyear Assurance triple tread P205/60r16 $200. firm. Frozen daiquiri machine, commercial $300. 3 piece wall unit entertainment center, cherry, $125. Kitchen chairs, set of 4 oak, excellent condition $80. Meat grinder $15. 570-905-6708

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533

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

533

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE MANAGER For the first time in 23 years our award winning service department in Exeter has an opening for an Automotive Service Manager. Must have at least 2+ years of dealership experience. Benefits include paid healthcare, holidays, vacation and a 401k plan. To arrange an interview call Matt at 570-654-3351 or email your resume to primo@barberautogroup.com. All replies held in strict confidence.

BARBER FORD OF EXETER 962 Wyoming Avenue, Exeter, PA 18643

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Auto., CD, Anti-Theft Sys., Side Curtain Air Bags, 16” Steel Wheels, Tilt Wheel, Instrument Cluster, Message Center, PW, Keyless Entry with Keypad, Pwr. Side Mirrors, Fog Lamps, PL, AC, MyKey, SYNC

Auto., Air, CD, Advance Trac with Roll Stability, Side Curtains, PDL, 15” Alum. Wheels, Tilt Wheel, Keyless Entry w/Keypad, Pwr. Mirrors, Cruise Control,

APR PLUS

M O S.

FORD REBATE.....................................250 FORD BONUS REBATE..........................500 OFF LEASE REBATE..............................500 FORD REGIONAL DISCOUNT OFF MSRP......585 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP..............126 *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 7/31/12.

FORD REBATE................................1,500 OFF LEASE REBATE..............................500 FORD REGIONAL DISCOUNT OFF MSRP.......475 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP..............386 *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 7/31/12.

APR

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

M O S.

PLUS

FORD REBATE................................1,500 FORD BONUS REBATE....................1,000 FMCC REBATE..................................750 OFF LEASE REBATE...........................1,000 FORD REGIONAL DISCOUNT OFF MSRP......445 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP..............516

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 7/31/12.

PLUS

PLUS

FORD REBATE................................,1,500 FORD BONUS REBATE....................1,000 FMCC REBATE..................................750 OFF LEASE REBATE...........................1,000 FORD REGIONAL DISCOUNT OFF MSRP......195 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP..............786

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 7/31/12.

APR 2.5L I4 Engine, Rain Sensor Wipers, Pwr. Moonroof, Sony Sound Sys., Alum Wheels, Tilt, PW, PDL, Safety Pkg., Side Impact Air Bags, 1st & 2nd Air Curtains, Anti-Theft Sys., CD, Sirius Satellite Radio, Keyless Entry w/Keypad, Message Center,

PLUS

FORD REBATE................................1,500 FORD BONUS REBATE....................1,000 FMCC REBATE..................................750 FORD REGIONAL REBATE..................655 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP..........1,306

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

FORD REBATE................................1,500 FORD BONUS REBATE....................1,000 FMCC REBATE..................................750 OFF LEASE REBATE...........................1,000 FORD REGIONAL DISCOUNT OFF MSRP........195 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP..............941 *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 7/31/12.

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

M O S.

M O S.

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

FORD REBATE................................1,500 FORD BONUS REBATE....................1,000 FMCC REBATE..................................750 OFF LEASE REBATE...........................1,000 FORD REGIONAL DISCOUNT OFF MSRP....1,445 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP..........1,306 *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 7/31/12.

M O S.

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

FORD REBATE................................1,750 OFF LEASE REBATE...........................1,000 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP..........1,486 *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 7/31/12.

*Tax and tags extra. Security Deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. See salesperson for details. All payments subject to credit approval by the primary lending source, Tier 0 rate. Special APR financing cannot be combined with Ford cash rebate. “BUY FOR” prices are based on 72 month at $18.30 per month per $1000 financed with $2,500 down (cash or trade). Photos of vehicles are for illustration purposes only. Coccia Ford is not responsible for any typographical errors. No Security Deposit Necessary. See dealer for details. Sale ends

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

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Stereo/TV/ Electronics

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796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

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BEAGLE PUPPIES

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IRISH SETTERS

ITALIAN CANE CORSO Mastiff Puppies

ICCF Registered & ready to go! Parents on premises. Blue. Vet Checked 570-617-4880

LAB PUPS

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SHIH-TZU PUPPIES Parents on premises $500 570-250-9690

YORKIE PUPS

Tiny, registered. Pics available. $800-$950 Born 6/20/12. Ready 8/18/12. Taking deposits. 570-436-8053

PLAINS 5 Odonnell St. $114,900

3 year old townhome in gated community of Forest Heights with pool. Cathedral ceilings & skylights, air, cherry floors & cabinets, granite countertops, fireplace, 3 bedrooms with 1st floor master bedroom & walk in closet. 2.5 tiled baths, waterfall sinks in master bath & powder room. All season sun porch & large private patio. Full basement. End unit with 2 car garage. $309,000.

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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

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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! $83,000 Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832

EXETER

111 Laflin Road Nice 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath Split Level home with hardwood floors, 1 car garage, large yard and covered patio in very convenient location. Great curb appeal and plenty of off street parking. Rt. 315 to light @ Laflin Rd. Turn west onto Laflin Rd. Home is on left. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-2852 Keri Best 570-885-5082

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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 570-899-8877 570-654-1490

HUNLOCK CREEK

Rustic country home with 7 acres, off Rt. 29 near Moon Lake. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Large kitchen & living room. Sunroom. 2 car garage. 2 story barn with fenced in pasture. This property also comes with separate septic well, electric, carport & shed. $235,000. 570-506-5986

JENKINS TWP.

$54,000 1252 Main St. 3 Bedrooms 1 Bath. Finished Walk-Out Basement. Single Car Garage.

Call Vince 570-332-8792

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Nanticoke, 2 in Edwardsville. Price ranging from $20,000 to $37,000 Call 516-216-3539 Leave Message

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

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 PITTSTON TWP.

110 Front St. This well-maintained 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths bilevel home is in move in condition. Spacious eat-in kitchen with custom cabinets, tile floor and counters. Unique lower level family room with wood burning fireplace, office space. laundry/bath combo. Plenty of storage including an 8X6 cedar closet. Outdoor space has covered patio, columned carport and well manicured partially fenced yard. Detached large garage. For more info & photos, go to www.atlasrealtyinc.com NEW PRICE $189,900 MLS# 12-2053 Call Angie at 570-885-4896 Terry at 570-885-3041

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Great starter home in convenient location. Bi-Level. 3 bedrooms with hardwood floors, 1 and 3/4 bathrooms and 1-car heated garage. Near VA Hospital, casino, highways, etc. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS # 12-2622 Directions: Traveling South on RT 315; Left on Mundy St; Left on Bear Creek Blvd; Left on ODonnell St. Home is on the right. Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

WILKES-BARRE

13 Darling St.

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

floor. W/w carpeting, w/d hookup, stove and fridge included. Large porch. Utilities by tenants. 1 year lease. $350/mo + security. No pets. Credit and background check. Not section 8 approved. 570-779-5218

EXETER

Senior Apartments

222 SCHOOLEY AVE. EXETER, PA Accepting applications for 1 bedroom apartments. Quality apartments for ages 62 and older. Income limits apply. Rent only $450 month. *Utilities Included *Laundry Facilities *On Site Management *Private parking

KINGSTON Park Place

2 bedroom, in lovely quiet neighborhood overlooking the park. Hardwood floors, tile bath & kitchen with appliances. Off street parking. No Pets. $610 + security, references & 1 year lease. Available August 7th. Call 570-288-4879

LARKSVILLE

Spacious 2 bedroom, 2nd floor with balcony. W/d hookup. Includes. heat, hot water and water. No pets. $675 + 1 month security. 845-386-1011

LUZERNE Large, 2 bedroom,

Mayflower Crossing Apartments 570.822.3968 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms - Light & bright open floor plans - All major appliances included - Pets welcome* - Close to everything - 24 hour emergency maintenance - Short term leases available

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2nd floor. Wall to wall carpeting. Off St. Parking. Washer / dryer hookup. No pets. $550 + utilities. 570-301-7723

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915 Manufactured Homes

EAST MOUNTAIN RIDGE

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

HUNLOCK CREEK

3 bedroom, 2 bath home in great condition in park. $16,000. Financing available with $3,000 down. Call 570-477-2845

FORTY FORT All utilities included.

Clean 4 room 2nd floor. Appliances. Covered parking. Non smoking, cat considered, starting at $700/month. 570-714-2017

FORTY FORT

Newly renovated, great neighborhood. 2nd floor. Non smoking. Oak composite floors, new wall-to-wall carpeting in bedrooms. 4 paddle fans, large bath with shower. Stove, new fridge & dishwasher. Off street parking, coin-op laundry. $600 + gas, electric & water. References required, no pets. 570-779-4609 or 570-407-3991

FORTY

LUZERNE

UNITS NEARLY COMPLETE

Managed by America Realty. Check availability now! Coming 2 bedrooms $750. + utilities, same 2 years! Carpeting, fireplaces, sunrooms, some hardwood, new kitchens, deluxe. No Pets, No Smoking, Application, Employment Verification.

America Realty 288-1422

PARSONS 2nd floor, 2 bed-

rooms, washer, dryer, fridge, stove & heat included. $685/month + security. no pets. Call 570-332-9355

PITTSTON TOWNSHIP

1 bedroom. Stove, fridge. Laundry hookup. 1 year lease. No pets. $375 + utilities. Call 570-237-0968

FORT

UNITS NEARLY COMPLETE

Managed by America Realty. Small efficiencies in process with new kitchens, builtins, laundry, managed services, parking, electric, window covering. $500. + utilities, same 2 years! No Pets, No Smoking, Application, Employment Verification.

PLYMOUTH

Newly renovated 2 bedroom. 1st floor. Kitchen appliances, w/d, heat hot water and sewer included. Air, small fenced in yard, Borough inspected. First, last security. $700/mo 570-332-7332 570-287-3935

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WILKES-BARRE

307-309 South St E. 2 bedroom apartment, available now, 1 bath, new carpet, ceramic tile in kitchen & bath, 6x8 porch, landlord pays heat & water. NO HOOKUPS, NO PETS. $650 /month, 1st month & security required. Call Manny 718-946-8738 or 917-295-6254

WILKES-BARRE Renovated One Bedroom 216 Carlisle St. Available 8/1. May be used as two bedroom. New refrigerator, stove. New floors, carpets. Ceiling fans. Fresh paint. $600 mo. $600 security. Call 215565-6761 or email alexandervending @gmail.com

WILKES-BARRE

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

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944

Commercial Properties

DOLPHIN PLAZA

Rte. 315 2,400 Sq. Ft. professional office space with beautiful view of Valley & Casino. will divide office / retail Call 570-829-1206

288-1422

Apartments/ Unfurnished

ASHLEY

2nd floor. 2 bedrooms. Porch. Appliances. Gas heat. Electric hot water. $495 + utilities & security. Water, sewer & garbage paid. Credit / background check. Quiet animals - cleaning fee. Call 570-823-6060

HANOVER TOWNSHIP Two 1st floor, 1 bedroom apartments. All utilities included. No pets. $600 + 1 month security. (908) 964-1554

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KINGSTON

2 bedroom, water included. $590/month. NO PETS section 8 OK Call 570-817-3332

AVOCA 1 bedroom apart-

ment. 2nd floor, large kitchen. Includes heat, refrigerator, stove, water, garbage & sewer fees. Nice quiet, clean residential neighborhood. Pets negotiable. $590/month. Call 570-228-8563

AVOCA

3 rooms includes heat, hot water, water, garbage & sewer + appliances, washer/dryer hookup, off street parking. Security. No pets. $480/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 570-899-8877 570-654-1490

HANOVER TOWNSHIP

1st floor 2 bedrooms. $545 + security. Water, sewer & garbage included. 570-332-8922

WEST PITTSTON

1 bedroom, stove & dishwasher, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, totally remodeled. Water paid. $550/month, plus utilities, 1st & security. 570-299-7103

WEST PITTSTON

2 bedroom half double. 2 baths. Stove, fridge. Laundry hookup. No pets. 1 year lease. $575 + utilities. Call 570-237-0968

WEST PITTSTON 2nd floor, 4 rooms.

Hardwood floors. Heat and hot water included. No pets. $650 + security. Call 570-479-4069

KINGSTON

2nd floor unit. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, $525 + utilities. Offstreet parking, deck off bedroom. Kingston, 3 bedroom, $800 + utilities. 1/2 double. Off street parking, yard, newly remodeled. Kingston, 1 bedroom, $465 + utilities. 2nd floor, off street parking. Kingston, 2 bedroom, $510 + utilities. Large apartment with dining & living rooms, new carpeting. Our Units include sewer, appliances, & maintenance. References, lease & credit check required. Call 570-899-3407 for information.

KINGSTON 72 E. W alnut St.

2nd floor. Located in quiet neighborhood. Kitchen, living room, dining room. Sunroom. Bath. 3 bedrooms; 2 large & 1 small. Lots of closets. Built in linen closet & hutch. Hardwood and carpeted floors. Fireplace. Storage room. Yard. Washer / dryer, stove / fridge. Heat and hot water included. Available August 1. One year lease + security. $950 570-283-4370

KINGSTON Penn St.

1/2 Double, 2 bedroom. Newly remodeled. Gas Heat. Washer & dryer hookup, yard, & parking. Not Approved for Section 8. No pets. $550 + utilities. 570-714-1530

WEST PITTSTON

MAINTENANCE FREE!

One block to elementary school. 3 Bedrooms. Off-Street Parking No Smoking. $700 + utilities, security, last month. 570-885-4206

1/2 double. 3 bedrooms. Wall to wall carpeting, washer / dryer hookup. Fenced in yard. $475 plus utilities and security. Call 570-472-2392

WILKES-BARRE

Academy Street Well maintained in move-in condition. 6 room house with 3 bedrooms & 1 1/2 baths. Gas forced air heat. No pets. 1 year lease. Credit check.$625 + utilities & security. Call 908-510-3879

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WILKES-BARRE

Parsons Section 3 bedroom half double. Off street parking. Pets welcome. $550/month Credit/Criminal check required. Call 570-266-5333

953 Houses for Rent

DALLAS

2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1500sq home for rent, close to Misericordia & DHS. House is very clean, and ready to move in. Washer, dryer, stove, refrigerator, & microwave included. Asking $1000 per month. Call 570-814-0707

PLAINS

America Realty

941

Half Doubles

WILKES-BARRE

Call for appointment

Beautifully maintained 2-story home with 3 bedrooms and 1 and 3/4 bathrooms. Oak floors throughout with chestnut woodwork. Cherry kitchen, stained glass windows, french doors, fireplace and a 3season porch all situated in a countrylike setting in the heart of the city. Huge attic can be converted into master suite or 4th or 5th bedroom. Off street parking. Convenient location. Nothing to do but move in! Must see. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS #12-2620 $99,900 Directions: Traveling south on North River Rd; Left at light at Courthouse onto West North St, Left onto Darling St. Home is in the right. atlas realtyinc.com Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

950

953 Houses for Rent

WILKES-BARRE

EDWARDSVILLE 1 bedroom, first

PITTSTON

Beautiful pups AKC registered. $300. 570-746-3637 607-592-5608

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OFF STREET PARKING INCLUDED Suite 1– 725 sq ft Utilities included Suite 2– 1,450 sq ft Utilities included Units are unfinished & can be fit out to your specifications. Call: 570-655-3329 – Extension 2 Margie

RESTAURANT SPACE

Hazle Street / Park Avenue Triangle, Wilkes-Barre. Some equipment included.

BAKERY FOR RENT

Middle Eastern bakery on Hazle St, Wilkes-Barre. Call 570-301-8200

RETAIL / OFFICE

WEST PITTSTON

Out of flood area Charming/large rooms. 2nd floor, 1 or 2 bedrooms, living room, den, new eat in kitchen, all appliances Includes heat, off street parking, w/d hookup, garbage. $585/month, lease and security 570-328-0784

WEST PITTSTON The Hitchner

530 Exeter Ave Now Accepting Applications! 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units available. Elevator, parking lot, central air, appliances, wi-fi access & more. Income Qualifications required. 570-344-5999

1188 Wyoming Ave Forty Fort, PA This unique 2,800 Sq Ft. interior (Circa 1879), Features 10’ Ceilings, Distinctive chandeliers, Two fireplaces. French door entrances. Large parking lot. Handicap accessible. Central a/c, Hardwood floors. Signage is perfectly positioned on the 179’ frontage. Over 15,000 vehicles pass daily. Call

570-706-5308

315 PLAZA 1,750 SQ. FT. & 2,400 SQ.FT OFFICE/RETAIL 570-829-1206

950

WILKES-BARRE

Walking distance to Wilkes University, minutes from King’s Newly renovated. Most utilities included. Professional on site management. Off street parking. Starting at $515. 866-466-0501 or leasing-cumberland @rentberger.com

Half Doubles

HUGHESTOWN Clean & bright 2 bedroom 1/2 double in a quiet residential neighborhood. Off street parking. Stove included. Washer/Dryer hookup. No pets. No smoking. $625/month + utilities & security. References required. Available Aug 1. 570-760-9323

144 Farrell St. Single family home for rent. 1,470 sq ft. 3 bedrooms with closets and 1.5 baths. First floor laundry room. New gas water heater. Air conditioning. New heating gas boiler & upgraded carpets. Modern kitchen. New gas stove. New 21 cubic foot refrigerator. New windows, gas fireplace, deadbolt locks. Full basement with gas wall heater. Residential street. Shed. Fenced yard. Covered back porch. Private driveway. 1 year lease. Background & credit check. $790 + utilities & security deposit. Call 215-527-8133 Ask for Bill

WEST PITTSTON

1/2 double, 7 rooms & bath, hardwood floors, natural wood work, garage. Great neighborhood. Nonsmokers. No pets. Call 570-655-2195

WEST WYOMING 3 bedrooms, 2

baths, gas heat, off street parking. Quiet neighborhood. $750 + security. All utilities by tenant. No pets. 570-693-0131 or 570-760-2958

WYOMING

TOWNHOUSE 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, living/dining combination, refrigerator & stove, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, no pets. Gas heat with central air. Front & back porches. $675/month + utilities, security & 1st month. 570-655-8928

962

Rooms

WEST PITTSTON

Gorgeous, furnished room for rent in Victorian home. Everything included. Call 570-430-3100 for details

1000 SERVICE DIRECTORY 1015

Appliance Service

ECO-FRIENDLY APPLIANCE TECH. 25 Years Experi-

ence fixing major appliances: Washer, Dryer, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Compactors. Most brands. Free phone advice & all work guaranteed. No service charge for visit. 570-706-6577

1024

Building & Remodeling

1st. Quality Construction Co.

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

Senior Citizens Discount! State Lic. # PA057320

570-606-8438

Shedlarski Construction

HOME IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST Licensed, insured & PA registered. Kitchens, baths, vinyl siding & railings, replacement windows & doors, additions, garages, all phases of home renovations. Free Estimates 570-287-4067

1039

Chimney Service

CHIMNEY REPAIRS Parging. Stucco.

Stainless Liners. Cleanings. Custom Sheet Metal Shop. 570-383-0644 1-800-943-1515 Call Now!

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Concrete & Masonry

Williams & Franks Inc

Masonry - Concrete Brick-Stonework. Chimneys-Stucco” “NO JOB TOO SMALL” “Damage repair specialist” 570-466-2916

1252

Roofing & Siding

EVERHART CONSTRUCTION Roofing, siding, gutters, chimney repairs & more. Free Estimates, Lowest Prices 570-855-5738

Collect Cash. Not Dust. Sell it in The Times Leader Classified section.

WILKES-BARRE

Newly renovated. single home with large fenced yard, detached garage off street parking, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, living & dining rooms, hardwood floors, air, security system, appliances. $750/ month, + utilities, 1st, last, security, references & credit check. No pets. Immediate Occupancy. 570-606-5143

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04 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX GT SDN Gold, 37K

Now

$9,750

05 HONDA ACCORD LX SDN Silver, 78K

Now

$11,500

04 HONDA CIVIC LX SDN Gray, 84K, 5Spd, Was $8,500

Now

$8,500

HONDA CRV 4WD

$9,950 05 SE, GRAY, 72K $14,950 02 LX, GOLD, 80K

HONDA ONDA ACCORD SD SDN

$11,500 06 SE, GRAY, 84K $11,750 CRV 4WD 05 EX V6, GRAY, 75K $13,950 10 CRV EXL Navy, 37K, Was $23,500 ............................NOW $21,500

06 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY LTD

Red, 75K

Silver, 60K, Navi/R DVD, Was $13,750

$12,950

Now

09 HONDA CIVIC LX CPE

Black, 33K, Was $14,750

Silver, 34K, Was $14,950

$13,950

06 JEEP GR. CHEROKEE LIMITED 4X4 Red, 65K, Was $14,950

Now

$14,950

10 NISSAN ALTIMA 3.5 SR Blue, 34K, Was $19,950

Now

$17,500

Now

08 CRV EX White, 46K ..............................................NOW $17,950 08 CRV EX Blue, 56K................................................NOW $17,950 07 CRV EXL Navy, 44K ............................................NOW $18,500

$13,950

10 FORD FOCUS SE SEDAN

ACCORDS 09 ACCORD LXP SDN Silver, 16K, Was 17,950........NOW $16,950 09 ACCORD EX SDN Beige, 31K, Was $18,500 ........NOW $17,950 11 ACCORD LX 5SPD SDN White, 16K, Was $18,750 NOW $17,750 10 ACCORD LXP SDN Silver, 28K, Was $18,950 .....NOW $18,500 10 ACCORD EXL SDN Black, 39K, Was $19,950 .....NOW $19,750 10 ACCORD EXL SDN Red, 30K, Was, $19,950 ......NOW $19,750 09 ACCORD EXL V6 SDN Silver, 37K, Was $20,500 .NOW $19,950 08 ACCORD EXL V6 Green, 52K............................NOW $19,950 10 ACCORD EXL V6 Gray, 38K..............................NOW $20,950

Mocha, 28K, Was $20,950

$20,500

$8,500

03 TOYOTA CAMRY SDN Red, 83K, Was $9,950

Now

$9,950

6 MERCURY GRAND 06 MARQUIS SDN Silver, 37K

Now

$12,500

07 MAZDA Gi SPORT SDN Now

CIVICS 07 10 11 11 11 09 10 11 11

PILOT PILOT PILOT PILOT PILOT PILOT PILOT PILOT PILOT

PILOT 4WD EXL Black, 55K, Was $20,950.......................NOW $19,950 LX Gray, 25K, Was $24,950 ...........................NOW $23,950 LX Gray, 37K, Was $24,950 ...........................NOW $24,950 EX Silver, 8K, Was $29,500 ...........................NOW $28,950 EXL Gray, 21K, Was $30,500........................NOW $29,950 EX Silver, 58K ..........................................NOW $23,500 EX White, 36K ..........................................NOW $24,950 EX Silver, 14K ..........................................NOW $28,950 EXL Red, 36K .........................................NOW $29,950

09 CIVIC EX CPE Black, 40K, Was $15,950................NOW $14,500 10 CIVIC LX SDN Gray, 19K, Was $16,950.................NOW $15,950 09 CIVIC HYBRID SDN Black, 37K, Was $18,500 ...NOW $15,950

Blue, 71K, Was $9,850

Now

$9,500

05 HONDA CIVIC LX SEDAN Gray, 49K

Now

$10,950

08 SATURN VUE XE-V6 AWD Navy, 64K, Was $13,950

Now

$12,950

07 JEEP COMPASS 4WD White, 45K

Now

$13,750

05 HONDA PILOT 4WD

06 HONDA PILOT 4WD

EX, White, 76K

EX, White, 76K

Now

EXL, White, 56K

Now

EXL, Gold, 72K

$13,950 Now $13,950

Now

$14,750 $18,500

09 CIVIC EX SDN NAVI Titanium, 34K, Was $16,950..NOW $16,750 11 CIVIC LX SDN Navy, 13K, Was $17,500.................NOW $16,500 09 CIVIC LX SDN Silver, 34K ................................NOW $14,950 09 CIVIC LX SDN Black, 23K ................................NOW $15,950

ELEMENT 4WD 09 ELEMENT EX Red, 55K ...................................NOW $18,500

$13,500

07 CHRYSLER SEBRING TOURING SDN

09 CIVIC LX SDN Gray, 30K, Was $15,750.................NOW $15,250

09 CIVIC VP SDN Lt. Blue, 27K .............................NOW $15,250

$14,950

10 CHEVY EQUINOX LT 4WD Now

Now

Platinum, 39K, Was $13,950

White, 12K, Was $15,950

Now

Black, 68K, Was $8,950

$13,250

09 TOYOTA COROLLA LE SDN Now

RIDGELINE 4WD 11 RIDGELINE RTS Black, 19K ...........................NOW $28,500

05 LX, SILVER, 78K

08 PONTIAC TORRENT AWD Now

ODYSSEY 10 Odyssey EX Slate, 24K, Was $25,950..NOW $24,750 10 Odyssey EXL DVD Slate, 24K, Was $27,500..NOW $26,950

02 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE SPYDER CONV

08 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 4X4 Red, 78K

Now

$14,950

07 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 4WD Blue, 69K, Was $17,950

Now

$16,950

10 CIVIC EXL SDN Titanium, 29K .........................NOW $17,950 11 CIVIC EX CPE Red, 14K ..................................NOW $18,950

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Now

$20,950

10 GMC TERRAIN SLE 4WD Black, 16K, Navi, RDVD, Was $29,950

Now

$28,500

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