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There’s a bigger picture, and we’re in it This isn’t just about a college football coach, no matter how beloved or revered. This isn’t just about a former assistant coach, an unmasked supposed champion of troubled youth. And this isn’t just about a young graduate assistant coach and what he could or should have done better. Nor is this just about a university with a tarnished reputation. Nor just about student riots. Nor just about an over-zealous media. Yes, the story that rocked Penn State and the nation last week is about all of these things. But it is mostly about one thing: it’s about children. And it’s not just about the children in question, those allegedly abused by a man disguised as their protector, those apparently failed by men who looked the other way. It’s about all children. It’s about all children and a society’s ability or inability to



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protect them. And therefore, it’s also about us. Yes, us, the adults in this society. Thomas Hardy, in the book Jude the Obscure wrote, “The children of a time are the responsibility of all of the adults living at that time.” It’s an awesome responsibility but Thomas Hardy is right. How could he not be? And because he is right, we all own a little bit of the tragic story unfolding in the place with the now almost pitifully laughable name of Happy Valley. That’s hard to accept, but as adults living in this time it’s impossible to escape. One might say crimes against children have occurred throughout history and it’s true. But the guilt for past crimes lies with the adults of those times. This is our time. Whether we like it or not, we own now. And now is not acceptable. How it got this way could fill volumes, but that it did get this way in undeniable.

Pittston Roots ...................................................3 Back in Time......................................................4 Election Recap..................................................5 Local Chatter ....................................................8 Matters of Faith ...............................................10

The damning thing is that our parents – the adults of their time – did such a better job of creating a world in which their children were safe. As a kid, I and all the other children I knew roamed the neighborhood trick or treating in the dark without a care in the world. Twenty-five years later, in the world I helped provide for my children, I would not dream of allowing my daughter or son to leave the house alone, Halloween or not. I went along with them. I had to. My wife, who grew up in the same world as I, recalls being sent to the bank every Friday afternoon with the week’s receipts from her father’s television sales and repair shop on South Main Street, Pittston. All of 10 or 11 years old, off she’d go along Main Street humming a song and swinging a full bank bag in her hand. Twenty-five years later, I would buy all of my daughter’s Girl Scout cookies myself rath-

er than allow her to go door to door. I wish I could say I had nothing to do with this. So do you. But we’re the adults now. There’s no one else to blame. Fixing this mess won’t be easy but we have to try. A place to start might be in examining the world our parents provided for us and seeing what we can learn from it. For one thing, our parents had a different definition of a child. Not only did my parents consider me still a child at 13, 14 and 15, they considered me a child as long as I lived under their roof. As such, they never shirked from their responsibility to protect me, even and especially when it meant protecting me from myself. Another thing worth bringing back about the world of my childhood is that I had lots of parents, and they all had absolute power over me. Neighbors were my parents. Teachers were my parents. Shopkeepers were my parents. Clergy were my

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parents. They never hesitated to reprimand me and never worried that they might be sued for doing it. But they also never hesitated to look out for me and believed it was their responsibility to do so. There wasn’t a place in the wide circle around my home, defined as my neighborhood and really my entire world, that I was not known as “the Ackerman boy.” It kept me in line, to be sure, but looking back, I realize it also kept me safe. Many times after writing this weekly column I ask myself, does this sound preachy? If it does, I scrap it and start over. But not today. I know this one sounds preachy. It’s supposed to. In the future, if civilized people look back on this time, our time, and say it was a horrible time to be a child, then they also must say it was a shameful time to be an adult. We can alter that. We must alter that.

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Granddaughter of Main St. restaurant owners calls Pittston ‘a second home’

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With her father, Harry, at her side, Stefanie Salavantis celebrates her victory in the Luzerne County district attorney race Tuesday.

Stefanie Salavantis, center, celebrates with supporters at the Waterfront River Grille in Wilkes-Barre after winning the district attorney race on Tuesday night. Salavantis is a granddaughter of the owners of the famed Majestic Lunch on Main St., Pittston. PHOTOS BY BILL TARUTIS


hough Stefanie Salavantis has deep roots here in Pittston, a look at the raw election figures from Pittston and the surrounding towns might make it appear those roots didn’t help her in winning the election for Luzerne County District Attorney on Tuesday. After all, of the 13 local municipalities in the Sunday Dispatch coverage area only one, Exeter Township, gave Salavantis a majority. But a closer look at the numbers shows she did well here considering she was a Republican going against an incumbent Democrat also with local roots in Jackie Musto-Carroll. Avoca, Dupont and Pittston are examples. In Avoca where 85 percent of voters are registered Democrat to only 15 for Republicans, Salavantis won 32 percent of the vote. In Dupont where the edge is 83-16, she got 40 percent of the vote. Here in Pittston she lost 549926. That sounds lopsided but it’s not. She got 37 percent of the vote here where only 17 percent of registered voters are Republican. Over the 13 local municipalities Salavantis got 41 percent, 4,750 to 6,897. Salavantis, who lives in Dallas and graduated from Dallas Area high school in 2001, is well connected to the Pittston area. “I grew up there,” she said referring to her family’s Main Street restaurant, the iconic Majestic Lunch. “I used to be there all the time with my grandparents. I worked there and the customers became friends. Pittston is like a second home.” Her grandfather Stanley Salavantis bought the restaurant – famous for its chili-topped hot dogs and hamburgers – in the early 1950s. He and Stefanie’s father Harry, who grew up in West Pittston and graduated from Wyoming Area, are still the proprietors of the Majestic. County-wide, Salavantis won 50.73 to 49.19, or by 956 votes out of over 62,500 cast. Given, as expected, she carried the Republican strongholds in the more ru-

ral boroughs and townships, keeping it close in the highly Democratic Valley towns – as she did here – was crucial. “Getting 37 percent in Pittston,” she said, “that’s a win to me.” Salavantis said she didn’t have political aspirations until nobody came forward to challenge for DA before the May Primary election. “Luzerne County needed a change. There was talk before the primary someone would challenge, but when nobody was willing, I decided I was going to. I sat down with some of my colleagues and they encouraged me to go for it.” Though Salavantis out-spent Musto-Carroll by more than 2to-1, much of it on radio ads, she said her success wasn’t all about the money. “I knew I’d have to


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Just like old times at Wyoming store By Jack Smiles

Associate Editor


id J. C. Townend turn the key to lock his hardware store one day in the 1950s and just walk away? Not exactly, but a look inside the building at Seventh Street and Wyoming Avenue in Wyoming might give an observer that impression. Townend sold the building – considered the oldest commercial building in the historic borough – in the early 1970s and until last month it was used for storage for Chuck’s Auction Center. Now it is open to the public as an antique store and as a sort of mini-local history museum. The building, originally a livery stable, was built in the 1830s. The 400-plus oak drawers which line the walls and part of the counter are still filled with pre-1970 hardware from lamp parts to nuts and bolts. The counters and display cases are stocked with a general line of antiques and a large collection of local historic photos. Radios – table tops from the 1920s to the 1950s – and 78- RPM Victrolas,


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The beagle Tessa out front is a sure sign that J.C. Townend in Wyoming is open once again.

The inside of J.C. Townend today isn't much different from this old photo when J.C. Towned, center, ran the store himself.

Change on WA board leads local election stories Independent Mary Louise Degnan upsets incumbents for fifth seat

By Jack Smiles

Associate Editor

The Wyoming Area school board race with five seats up was the biggest story among the local elections, where Toni Valenti – a 20-year incumbent with a double nomination – lost out to Independent Mary Louise Degnan, 2,451 – 2,252 for the fifth seat. Degnan ran with the A+ team which captured all five seats with Estelle Campenni, Deanna Farrell, Beth Gober-Mangan, and Carl Yorina finishing one through four. Incumbent Nick DeAngelo, who teamed with Valenti, was

last. Wyoming Area seems to be the only place where Independents can defeat double nominees. Gil Dominick and Frank Cassarella did it two years ago. There were uncontested races in Pittston City for treasurer and two council seats. Democrat incumbent treasurer Kathy Cunard got 1,178 votes. There were nine write-ins against her. Democrat incumbent councilman Joe McLean, with 998, votes and Danny Argo, with 865, retained their seats. There were 36 write-ins. In Yatesville, Democrat Vin-

cent Tossi was unopposed for mayor. He got 198 votes. There were no write-ins. In Exeter, there were five candidates for four council seats. Incumbent John Morgan, who was appointed, was the top vote-getter with 897 votes. He was on both the Democrat and Republi-

the odd candidate out finishing fifth, 161 votes behind Esposito. There were 139 write-ins, over three percent of the total vote. Three council seats were on the ballots in Duryea, Hughestown, and West Wyoming and in See ELECTION, Page 29



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can ballots. Incumbents Denise Adams, Democrat, and Joe Esposito, double nominee, retained their seats. Newcomer Larry Dellegrotto was a double nominee and was the second highest vote-getter with 881 votes. Republican Sharon Korba was


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Customers flood back to reopened restaurant Marranca thought about walking away after flood ‘for two seconds’ By Jack Smiles

Associate Editor


fter the water went down in September and Sam Marranca saw what the flood had done to his restaurant Café Italia on River Road in Jenkins Township he could have walked away. After all, he is not the property’s owner, the business was less than a year old and he didn’t have insurance on the contents which – from the ovens to the computers to the silverware – were all destroyed or rendered useless. “I thought about it for about two seconds,” Marranca said. “But business was good. I had good loyal customers. That gave me the drive to get open.” That new opening came a week ago, less than two months after the water receded. Marranca was there at the restaurant that night when he got the evacuation order. He had time to grab only his check book and the cash on hand. As he drove away, water was pouring across River Road. At that point he was ex-

Sam Marranca's Cafe Italia, River Road, near the Eighth Street Bridge, is open for business two months after being destroyed by the flood. PHOTO BY JACK SMILES

pecting but eight or 10 inches, similar to what the area got in 1972. As things turned out the river

ran 5 1/2 feet of water through Café Italia flipping ice machines and freezers. A large door was torn off the walk-in cooler and

deposited against the counter in the dining room. Yet just five feet away decorative Chianti bottles on a shelf were not budged

Marranca’s story about clean up and recovery is an oft told one of support from friends and strangers. “They brought cases of water, pizza, lunches.” Marranca, who has his own contracting business, did a lot of the clean up and rebuilding work himself. All the restaurant contents went into dumpsters and the inside was stripped down to the bare block walls. There’s a different color scheme now and a new counter with inlaid tile, but the new Café Italia is a lot like the old one in two important ways: the loyal employees all came back, including Chef Mike Tibbs, and the loyal customers came back, too, including other restaurateurs such as Victor Gulliano and Joe Agolino. “It works both ways,” Marranca said of his customers, “they appreciate me and I appreciate them.” Café Italia is at 1723 River Road, just south of the Eighth Street Bridge. It’s open for lunch and dinner11a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. BYOB.

Groove Train rolling on original tracks By Jack Smiles


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Groove Train is a popular party and wedding band known for getting folks out on the floor with a song list of danceable covers. But these days Groove Train is also a band with a self-titled CD of original songs. Wednesday – that’s this Wednesday, Nov. 16 – Groove Train will be performing their CD of orginials note-for-note from start-to-finish at The Woodlands from 10:00-11:00 p.m. in conjunction with Alan

Stout’s Weekender/Mountaingrown Original Music Series. There is no cover charge to see the show live and the performance will be broadcast live on The Mountain 102.3. Groove Train founder and leader Dave Chaump, from West Pittston, describes his band’s original sound as “adult contemporary with an edge.” Chaump is the keyboardist/vocalist. His band mates are lead vocalist, Rebecca Santoro Hetzel; percussionist, Dan Bogdon; See GROOVE, Page 7

Groove Train. The line-up has changed but that's Dave Chaump, second from left, and Rebecca Santoro Hetzel seated in the center.

bassist, Greg Bealla, and guitarist/vocalist, Kathy Rimm. Groove Train’s CD can be purchased from their website as well as on iTunes,, and The 10-song album is similar to the band’s cover song list in that it’s an eclectic mix that can’t be pigeon-holed into a genre. That’s a reflection of Chaump’s many influences. Chaump wrote eight of the songs himself and collaborated with his band mates

The 10-song album is similar to the band’s cover song list in that it’s an eclectic mix that can’t be pigeon-holed into a genre. the other two. He’s classically trained with a degree from the Berkley College of Music, but loves and is influenced by all kinds of music.

As he put it, “If it’s good, I like it.” One of those collaborations is with lead singer Rebecca Santoro Hetzel on “The One” where

Santoro Hetzel’s sweet voice gives off a beautiful Annie Lennox vibe. That vibe also comes through on “Show Our Love” which features call and response

vocals between Santoro Hetzel and Chaump. Santoro Hetzel sings lead on seven of the 10 songs and Chaump sings three. Other highlights include “Dance the Night Away” set to a Bo-Diddley riff and “Party on Down the Line” giving off a country rock feel. Chaump said most of his songs start with an idea and lyrics. The basic tracks were recorded in his home studio. The finished product is not over produced. “We wanted a live feel to the sound,” Chaump said.



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Groove Train: cover band to play originals Wednesday



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New Sister Immaculata Marie has local roots Local wins Msgr. McGowan Cornerstone Scholarship

Sister Immaculate Marie Policare

Stephen Scatena

Fifteen young women professed the simple vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience as Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia Congregation in Nashville, Tennessee on July 28, 2011. Among those who made their First Profession was Sister Immaculata Marie Policare, O.P., a former parishioner of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in the Diocese of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Sister Immaculata Marie is the daughter of James and Nancy Policare, also parishioners at St. Joseph the Worker. She is a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School and is currently studying at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee to prepare for the teaching apostolate. Sr. Policare’s grandmother is Dolores Policare, of Avoca, and Irene Solon, formerly from Avoca. Her parents are also formerly from Avoca. The Mass for the Rite of First Religious Profession was celebrated at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville. The Most Reverend David Choby, Bishop of Nashville, was the principal celebrant. The Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville, Kentucky and The Most Reverend James Vann Johnston, Bishop of SpringfieldCape Girardeau, Missouri, were concelebrants, as was Reverend Scott Ardinger from the Diocese of Allentown. The homilist was Reverend André-Joseph LaCasse, O.P.

Tyler has accepted a position as research assistant in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and plans to continue post-graduate studies in neuroscience. He will also be presenting at the annual conference of the Society of Neuroscience in Washington DC.

Recognized for her volunteerism and service to her community, Candace Levanavage of Pittston Township, was recently awarded a Msgr. McGowan Cornerstone Scholarship. Levanavage, a senior psychology major at Misericordia University, was one of seven students honored for their community-minded spirit at a McGowan Cornerstone Awards program at Marywood University. All seven recipients attend one of the academic institutions to which the late Msgr. Andrew J. McGowan devoted his time and talent. Levanavage embodies the spirit of mercy and service at Misericordia. She does volunteer work at the Saint Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre, and is the coordinator for the Adopt a Grandparent Program on campus. She is also a Sexual Assault Peer Educator and is active with the university’s Colleges Against Cancer student organization. Levanavage works on campus as a resident assistant helping to establish and maintain a positive residential community on campus. A member of the Psychology Club, Levanavage serves as a Mercy Integration student representative, an admissions ambassador, a summer orientation leader, and participates in the Adopt A Family program. Through the program, she personally adopts a family for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and buys food for the entire family and toys for their children. She has participated in three spring break service trips while at Misericordia, and organized her own service project for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where she raised more than $200 and made 750 holiday cards that were sent to the children. Levanavage was also one of nine Misericordia students who participated in an international pilgrimage to the Mercy International Centre in Dublin, Ireland, last summer. Presenting the award, from left, are Tina MacDowell; Ray Levanavage, father; Candace Levanavage, scholarship recipient; Mary Levanavage, mother; and Michael A. MacDowell, president, Misericordia University. In addition to the sisters making first profession of vows, seven young women professed their perpetual vows of poverty, chastity and obedience with the Nashville Dominicans on July 25, 2011. The Congregation of Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia was established in Nashville in 1860. The Sisters of St. Cecilia are dedicated to the apostolate of Catholic education. The community of 270 sisters serves in 38 schools throughout the Unit-

ed States, with a house in Sydney, Australia, and new mission houses opening this year in Houston, Texas and in Vancouver, British Columbia. St. Cecilia Motherhouse is located in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information on the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, please visit their website at Summa Cum Laude Robert Tyler Skrinak recent-

ly graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Neuroscience with program honors and a minor in Chemistry. He is a 2008 graduate of the Wyoming Area Secondary Center. Tyler is the son of Kathryn and the late Robert Skrinak of West Wyoming. He is the grandson of Florence Skrinak of Dupont and Ruth Strunk of Hazleton. He has a sister Jenna who is a senior at Wyoming Area.

End of an era Stephen Scatena, son of David and Karen Scatena, graduated from Wyoming Area High School in June 2011, marking the end of an era. For 30 consecutive years, a member of the Scatena family attended Wyoming Area. Stephen’s siblings and cousins who have also graduated from Wyoming Area are: cousins Jill, 1991; April, 1994; Tony, 1996; Kristen, 1999; Mary, 2004; Michael, 2006; brother Nicholas, 2004; sister Maria, 2005; brother Christopher, 2009. Happy Birthday Happy birthday wishes go to Denise Evans, Wyoming, who celebrated on Nov.10 and her sister, Maureen LaSalle, Exeter, who celebrated on No. 11. Also: Wally Mesky, Dupont celebrating November 17 Marlene Dick, Wyoming celebrating November 14


Meet a young novelist at Pittston Library Saturday High school junior Austin Welch’s book will be published in January cause it gives him a rough draft which he can edit on a computer in Microsoft Word as he finishes chapters. Austin will be discussing his book on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Pittston Library beginning at noon.

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ning a poetry prize for a poem about a break up with a girlfriend. So why a story about gay lovers? “Because even though today it is more approved of I know kids who still get picked on.” “Alex and Sky” is Austin’s fourth try at a novel. He abandoned the other three, which had science fiction themes. “With this one I’m on the ball,” he said. He works at school during free periods and for three hours almost every night at home writing by hand in a three-ring binder. He prefers writing by hand be-

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A local author will be at the Pittston Library on Saturday discussing his upcoming book. Nothing unusual about that, except Austin Welch is only 17 years old and a junior at Pittston Area. Welch’s book, “Alex and Sky” will be published in January by Xlibris. It’s a novel set in the 1980s about two high school boys who fall in love with each other. One of the boys, Alex, moves away with his family. Sky does not know where Alex moved to and though they are separated for four years, their love endures. When Alex moves back they rekindle their relationship and make plans to go to the prom together. Mayhem ensues as there are protests against them and they are expelled. Austin said he set the novel in the ‘80s as it was a time of coming out and for many young gays and a time when homosexuality was still considered a taboo by much of society. Austin, who is not gay, said his first writing success was win-



Feast day dinner today at St. Michael’s St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston, 15th annual feast day dinner will be held today Sunday, Nov.13, with servings from1to 3 p.m. in the church hall, 205 North Main Street. This year’s dinner will be a stuffed boneless chicken breast with real mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, coffee, tea or soft drinks. The dessert table will consist of a variety of cakes of your own choosing. Cost will be $9 for adults and $6 for children. Take-out is available anytime during dinner hours. The public is invited. A raffle with a variety of prizes will be held. Rev. Joseph Bertha, Ph.D. is pastor. THANKSGIVING DINNER The First Baptist Church of Pittston will hold a Thanksgiving dinner for those in need on Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 4-8 p.m. The church invites anyone who is alone, homeless or not able to afford a meal to join them for a free traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. The First Baptist Church is located on Water Street. The Rev. James H. Breese serves as Pastor. For more info, call 654-0283.


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CHRISTMAS GALA Grace Episcopal Church of Kingston will hold its first Christmas Gala fund raising event on Friday, Dec. 2, from 710 p.m. in the Nave of Grace Church. Many of the area’s finest restaurants will provide food for the event. Musical performances will be presented throughout the evening beginning with inspiring instrumentals performed by Supplee Strings, vocals from the Wyoming Seminary Madrigal Singers, and Shawn Klush, the world’s premier Elvis tribute artist, will sing a medley of Elvis Presley’s favorite Christmas songs. A silent auction of Christmas wreaths donated by local busi-

Craft, gift fair next Sat. and Sun. A Craft and Gift Fair is scheduled at St. Maria Goretti Church Banquet Hall, Laflin Road, Laflin, for Saturday, Nov. 19, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 20, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 20-plus vendors will be selling a wide variety

ness will be held, and an array of gift baskets and other merchandise will also be featured in the raffle. Reservations for the event can be made by calling the Grace Episcopal Church office at 570.287.8440. Cost for the event is $50 per person in advance or $60 at the door. For more information, call Nancy Pleskatch, church secretary at 287-8440.

PEDIATRIC CLINIC The Care and Concern Pediatric Health Clinic will be open the first and third Thursday of each month. The clinic is located in the former Seton Catholic School Building on William Street, Pittston. Free health care is provided for infants through age 11. Registration is from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Please bring your child’s immunization records with you. Parents or guardians must be present to have their child examined. All services are free and confidential. The clinic is sponsored by the Care and Concern ministries of the Parish Community of St. John the Evangelist, Msgr. John Bendik, Pastor. For more information call 855-6035. BIBLICAL STUDY Origins - The Foundation of Creation and Man, a study on the Biblical perspective or origins, will be held at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 317 Luzerne Avenue in West Pittston on Sunday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. through Sunday, Nov. 13.

of handmade crafts and gift items. A raffle and refreshments will be available. The hall is handicapped accessible with plenty of parking. For info, call 655-8956.

This study is open to the serious Bible student as well as interested individuals on a love offering basis, regardless of church affiliation. Pre-registration is recommended and can be done by calling the church office at 6542500. AMERICAN PRESBYTERIAN 1700 Wyoming Avenue, FortyFort Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m. Bible School: 11:45 a.m. Visitors are welcome. For additional information call 570693-1918 BENNETT PRESBYTERIAN 501 Bennett Street, Luzerne Everyone is welcome. The church is handicap accessible. BETHEL UNITED METHODIST Main St., Avoca 11:15 a.m. Worship BRICK UNITED METHODIST 905 Foote Ave., Duryea Pastor Michael Shambora Service: Sunday 9:45 a.m. CORPUS CHRISTI PARISH 605 Luzerne Ave, West Pittston All children are welcome to join the Youth Choir. Practices are Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. in ICC. Contact Mary Supey at 237-2275 Adult choir practices are Saturdays, following the 4 p.m. Mass in ICC.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Pittston Rev. James H. Breese, pastor, First Baptist Church, Water Street, Pittston Sunday 9:30 a.m. Worship and praise service/Children’s Sunday school, adult/teen Sunday school immediately following service. Wed. 7:15 p.m. Bible Study FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UCC 500 Luzerne Avenue West Pittston Sunday, 11 a.m. Worship Service Mr. Mark Obrzut will lead the worship today. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 14 Broad Street Pittston Sunday Worship 9:15 a.m. with Rev. William N. Lukesh. FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH West Pittston The Session of the First United Presbyterian Church of West Pittston announces the following schedule: Sunday, Nov. 13 and 20 - 10 a.m. Sunday School, 11a.m. Worship, 12 p.m. Choir Sunday, Nov. 20, 3 p.m. - Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service at St. Cecilia’s Services are being held at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, Wyoming Ave., Exeter as the church recovers from the flood of September 2011. There is parking on Wyoming Avenue and in the parking lot behind the church.

FULL GOSPEL CHAPEL Avoca Weekly church schedule is: Adult Sunday School, 9:30; Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday evening Bible study and prayer service at 7:00. The church also hosts the Rose of Sharon Church with Rev. Vincente Torres on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. for the Hispanic community. GLENDALE GOSPEL CHURCH 105 Church Drive Glendale/Pittston Township Sunday Service 10:45 a.m. HARDING CHURCH OF CHRIST RR 1 Box 187A, Falls Sunday services: 10:00 a.m. Sunday School and 11:00 a.m. Church Service. Call 388-6534 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, 9:15 a.m. School of Christian Living and Confirmation Class Daily Masses: 9:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Every Wednesday after Mass there will be the Memorial Readings of names submitted by parishioners of their families and friends. A Community Thanksgiving Prayer Service will be held on Sunday Nov. 20, at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Mother of Sorrows Church. This service will contain: Prayers, Scripture readings, homily and several hymns. Sacred Heart of Jesus parish will take part in this service. Fr. Joseph Versepy will deliver the homily. At this service a collection will be taken for the needy in Greater Pittston Area (Food Bank). On Sunday Nov. 13 a Thanksgiving Food Drive will take place to help the Greater Pittston Food Bank. There will be containers in See FAITH, Page 11

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the back entrance of the church to place your food donations. There is need for stuffing mix, canned vegetables, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, or any item to be part of the holiday meal. Thanksgiving Day Mass will be offered for all our parishioners and friends of our parish on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 7:00 p.m. Advent Potato Pancake & Soup Dinner will be held on Friday, Dec 2. Serving will be 3 to 7:00 p.m. at the parish hall. Takeouts will be from 1:00 p.m. Donation is $7.00 which includes potato pancakes, soup, dessert and beverage INKERMAN PRESBYTERIAN Main St., Inkerman Services: Sundays, 8:30 a.m. LANGCLIFFE PRESBYTERIAN Main Street Avoca The Langcliffe Church is handicaped accessible. Sunday school is also provided for young children during worship service. MOOSIC ALLIANCE CHURCH 608 Rocky Glen Road, Moosic Pastor: Doug Jensen 457-6020 Saturday evening Bible Study at 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening Worship at 7:00 p.m. Sunday morning Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning Worship at 10:45 a.m.

Prayer meeting, Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Celebrate Recovery Ministry, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. OBLATES OF ST. JOSEPH Highway 315, Pittston Masses are held daily in the seminary chapel at 7:00 a.m. (Monday – Friday) and on Saturday mornings at 8:00 a.m. There are no weekend Masses. Confessions are heard daily from 9:00 a.m. – noon and from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Office hours are Monday – Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., evenings and weekends by appointment. Office phone number is 654-7542. Every Wednesday evening Mass is celebrated at 7:00 p.m. in conjunction with the Novena to St. Joseph & St. Joseph Marello. Novena prayers and the blessing of the first-class relic of St. Joseph Marello, Founder of the Oblates of Saint Joseph Congregation, immediately follow the Mass. Tune into Catholic Radio 750 AM. The radio studio is located in the seminary building and is broadcast daily from dawn to dusk. For more information about this station, contact Ed

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Niewinski at 287-4670. Mass for the Deaf Community of Northeastern Pennsylvania will be held today at 3:00 p.m. in our seminary chapel. The Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW) will hold a meeting next Saturday, Nov. 19, in the seminary community room. Board members are expected to be in attendance. Oblate priests and parishioners will inaugurate the new St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston, (former Our Lady of Mt. Carmel & St. Rocco Parishes), which is scheduled for next Sunday, Nov. 20, the Solemnity of Christ the King, at 11:00 a.m. The newly formed parish community is being named after the Founder of the Oblates of St. Joseph and coincides with the 10th anniversary of his canonization by Blessed John Paul II on Nov. 25, 2001 in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City. The annual Advent Retreat, hosted by the Josephite-Marellian Laity Association, is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4 and will take place at the Oblate-staffed parish of Holy Annunciation in Hazleton. The retreat is free and open to the public and bus transportation will be provided to and from Hazleton for those wishing to attend. The bus will leave at



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the past year. Religious Education Program: Confirmation Classes for grades 6-7-8 are held every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. After class the students will attend the 11:00 a.m. Mass. Classes for kindergarten to grade 5 are held on Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mt. Carmel Senior Choir will hold rehearsals on Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m. St. Rocco Senior Choir will resume weekly rehearsals on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the choir loft of St. Rocco Church. New members are welcome. Next Sunday a Thanksgiving Collection will be taking up at Mt. Carmel and St. Rocco Parishes to benefit the Care & Concerns Food Pantry at St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. They provide for local families. St. Joseph Marello Altar & Rosary Society will meet on Thursday, Nov. 17, for the celebration of Mass for the deceased



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members of the Society and a short meeting immediately afterward in the Parish Center. Hostesses for this meeting are Mary Monichelli, Angela Aita, Rosaria Aita, Carmel Montini, and Margaret Aquilina. New members are most welcome. On Sunday, November 20, the Feast of Christ the King will be celebrated and the St. Joseph Marello Parish will be inaugurated at 11:00 a.m. Mass. The St. Joseph Marello Parish is the merging of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and St. Rocco Church. Parishioners of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and of St. Rocco will be united in the new Parish of St. Joseph Marello, the Holy Founder of the Oblates of St. Joseph. Weekday Masses: Monday through Friday at 7:30 & 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Every Tuesday after the- 7:30 & 11:30 a.m. Mass, Novena prayers to the Miraculous Medal and Mother Cabrini. Every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Holy Hour at our Lady of Mr. Carmel Church. Every Wednesday after the 7:30 & 11:30 a.m. Mass, Novena prayers to Saint Joseph and St. Joseph Marello. Weekend Masses: At Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, on Saturday at 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday at 8:00 & 11:00 a.m.

OUR LADY OF THE EUCHARIST PARISH 535 N Main Street , Pittston, PA 18640 Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass: 8:00 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions): Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. and by appointment All Religious Education classes are held for Grades 1 thru 7 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the Religious Education Center. Due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday, there will be NO classes next Sunday, Nov. 13. The next meeting for all the youth, grades 8 through 12 will be held on Sunday, Nov. 13, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Religious Education Center at Our Lady of the Eucharist. The Parish Anniversary Dinner will be held on Sunday, Nov. 20. Dinner will be served from noon to 4:00 p.m. There are signup sheets in the back of the Church for setup, serving and clean up committees, donated desserts and for those interested in helping to prepare the meal. There is no charge for the dinner reservations. Menu includes ziti and meatballs, with salad, fresh bread, and beverages. A “Visit with St. Nick’s Night” will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 6,

the feast of Saint Nicholas. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. Children from the parish will be invited to gather in the church, hear about St. Nicholas, offer prayers, have an individual visit with St. Nicholas, and then go to the Parish Hall for a party. The children will be asked to bring an unwrapped toy, all of which will be donated to the pantry at St. John the Evangelist. Sign up sheets can be found at the back of the Church. Jean Bantell and Carolyn Moscatelli are serving as co-chairs for this event. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Michael Sowa has agreed to become the director of the newly formed parish children’s choir. Signup sheets can be found at the back of the Church. The choir will lead the congregation in music beginning with the 4:00 p.m. Mass on Christmas Eve.

The parish Book of Remembrance has been placed in the front of the Church. All are invited to list the names of their beloved deceased in the book. Those listed will be remembered throughout the month of November. The members of the Prayer Shawl Ministry meet every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Religious Education Center. New members are always welcome. The Parish Mass Intention Book is open through the rest of the year. Please call or come into the office with your Mass Intention Requests. The schedule for the months of November and December 2011 has been posted on the parish webpage. The address for the parish webpage Check out the parish

Facebook page for all the latest information. On the first Friday of each month Communion is brought to those who are unable to participate in Sunday Mass because of age or health. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is celebrated with anyone seriously ill, anticipating a serious operation, or quite elderly. Please notify the parish office of anyone desiring these Sacraments, as well as anyone in the hospital or a nursing home. PRINCE OF PEACE PARISH Old Forge St. Mary’s Church, Lawrence Street, Saturday Vigil 4 p.m. Sunday, Mass 8 and 10 a.m. St. Lawrence’s Church, Main Street, Saturday Vigil 5:30 p.m. Sunday Mass 11:15 a.m. See FAITH, Page 13


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The Pittston Council 372 Knights of Columbus honored its Honorary Life and Honorary Members. From left, first row, are Anthony G. Grieco, John A. McHale, Charles J. Falcone Sr., Father Daniel Schewbs, Carmen L. Falcone Jr., Edward J. O'Malley, Honorary Life members. Second row, Michael T. Morrissey Sr., Honorary member; Gregory R. Serfass, Honorary member; Jack Casper, Grand Knight; Michael J. Kelly, Chancellor; Thomas M. Tigue, Ronald G. Mortimer, Paul J. Melvin, Ray Pasavage and Joseph F. Man, treasurer.


SACRED HEART OF JESUS Lackawanna Ave., Dupont The weekly mass schedule is: Monday through Friday at 7:00 a.m., Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The Sacred Heart Rectory Office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 14 and 15. There will be no afternoon hours on those dates. Together with the Holy Mother of Sorrows Church, Sacred Heart will take part in the annual food collection for the Greater Pittston Food Bank. The items being sought are those that would help make a Holiday Dinner. Your offerings can be dropped off this weekend after all Masses. CCD students may bring their offerings to the class on Monday, Nov. 14. You can also leave your food items on the rear porch of the Rectory. Everyone is invited to the 3rd annual community Prayer Service at Holy Mother of Sorrows Church on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. The homilist for the service will be Father Verespy. During the service a collection will be taken to benefit the Pittston Food Bank (housed at the former Seton Catholic High School.) A social will follow at the Holy Mother of Sorrows Church Hall. CCD classes will be held on Nov. 14 and 21 for all students. The CCD Mass will take place at




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n Tuesday’s election, 57 percent of Democrats who voted in Luzerne County pushed the straight party button. That sounds like a lot but it’s down from 65 percent in the 2009 and 2010 municipal elections. In Tuesday’s election, a Republican, Rick Morelli, was the top vote-getter for the new county council in a county where only 33 percent of voters are registered Republican. In the county council election, 3,669 Republican voters and 5,589 Democrats pushed the straight party button meaning many of the remaining Democrats voted for the four Republican winners for them to overcome a nearly 2,000-vote disadvantage. The council consists of four Republicans, six Democrats and one Independent. In the Wyoming Area school board race, an Independent, Mary Louise Degnan, defeated Toni Valenti, a 20-year incumbent who was on both the Republican and Democratic ballots. Then there is Stephanie Salavantis, the Republican who had to overcome Democratic straight party voting and a registration disadvantage to win the DA race. We don’t know if straight party voting is declining, because the Republican straight votes went up a bit. But is the decline of straight party voting over both parties combined a trend locally? Or is it just an aberration tied to this particular cycle and the judge-corruption effect? We hope it’s a trend and we don’t say that because we want Republicans to win more elections in Luzerne County. We hope it’s a trend in places where Republicans have the registration edge as well. While it’s true that voters may be tied to their respective parties through ideology or generational tradition, we hope many more are taking the time to look more closely at candidates as individuals, especially at the local level where party ideology is not a huge issue mover. It is worth noting that Greater Pittston did not get a representative on the county council though we had two major party candidates in Sal Licata and Bill James and an Independent in Charlie Hatchko. We’re not sure what our lack of representation means. The council is not designed to make geography and issue, so we’ll trust that it’s not for now.

Medal display at WA good for students to see On display at Wyoming Area High School on Wednesday as the district honored local veterans were these medals of Veteran, Michael Butera, West Pittston. Included in the display is a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. The Purple Heart is awarded to those wounded or posthumously to those who lost their lives. The Bronze Star is awarded for bravery, acts of merit, or meritorious service. The Veterans Day salute at Wyoming Area is an annual event for which the district deserves much credit. It is always hard to tell who appreciates it more, the veterans or the students. PHOTO BY TONY CALLAIO


Alumnus, father says PSU bigger than Paterno “Sad.” That is the one word to describe the situation. As a proud Penn State alumnus and the father of a Penn State student, I was saddened by the scandalous events that have unfolded over this past week. I know our hearts go out to the victims and their families. As much as I love Penn State, I think the Board of Trustees made the correct decision in dismissing Coach Paterno and President Graham Spanier. Joe Paterno has been a beacon of integrity throughout his 46 years as head coach of Penn State. However, his alleged action – or more correctly, inaction – in the Jerry Sandusky scandal, is inexcusable. Anyone who defends Paterno’s actions needs to ask themselves this question: If your child was allegedly abused, would you tolerate the fact that this abuse was not brought to the attention of the proper legal authorities? Furthermore, would you tolerate that a person who was accused of such a heinous act was allowed to use school facilities with other children? It is unacceptable to hide behind the notion that Paterno’s duty ended by reporting the incident to his “superiors.” People, who know Penn State, know that when Joe Paterno speaks, people listen.

From a practical standpoint, the dismissal of Paterno will tone down the feeding frenzy on the university by a ravenous press who love nothing more than to see the mighty fall. Paterno is unable to leave his house, let alone walk on a football field. It is hard to imagine the questions he would face from a self righteous press corps when he left Happy Valley. The Board of Trustees recognized that the sooner Coach Paterno left, the sooner Penn State could get on with the business of rebuilding the institution. The bigger picture is this: Penn State alumni, students, and fans, must accept the fact that something very terrible has happened at Penn State and those at the highest level of the university bear some responsibility. It is human nature for those of us concerned about Penn State and Joe Paterno to be hurt, defensive, and angry. We really don’t want to believe this is happening. But the first step in the healing process is to accept what happened and acknowledge that there was a failure “to do the right thing” up and down the chain of command. The Board of Trustees had no choice other than to wipe the slate clean. The process of rebuilding the institution’s good name will be daunting. People will not soon forget the scandalous events that See PSU ALUMNUS, Page 26

Question What was happening at Exeter High School in 1954 that started rumors and aroused the curiosity of the students?

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would you choose to invite to your home for dinner?” Angela Morganti of Pittston answered, “Perry Como, He’d make fine company.” Leona Montagna added, “Frankie Laine, I wouldn’t let him get away without singing one or two songs.” 1964 – 47 Years Ago Gerry Granahan, son of Helen Granahan of Pittston, left the area to hit the big time in California. While in his teens, he fronted the group “Dicky Doo and the Don’ts”, wrote songs such as million seller Click Clack, No Chemise Please, and performed on Dick Clark’s Bandstand. He obtained a role in “Racing Fever” a movie released in 1964, scoring the picture and singing the title song. You can see the original poster with credits listing Gerry’s name at area servicemen participated in the largest amphibious training exercise in the Atlantic since World War II. Fireman Thomas E. Leyshon was aboard the USS Taconic helping to direct the landings. Marine Sergeant Robert J. Fath served with the Second Battalion eighth regiment, second Marines. Marshall Burnside, Fireman Apprentice USN, aboard the USS Yancey. Norman Chapman Jr., engine man third class USN, served aboard assault craft Unit 2. Marine Private First Class Benjamin W. Daniels performed reconnaissance with the Marine Aircraft Wing squadron. Marine Corporal Vincent Latona was part of the assault force second battalion, Marine eighth regiment. Marine Lance Corporal Thomas C. Werts, beach assault force second battalion, Marine Second Regiment. The operation involved 84 naval ships and 28,000 Marines of the 2nd Marine Division, commanded by Vice Admiral John S. McCain, Jr. A group of young men from Pittston who attended King’s College wanted to form a club that would establish a scholarship fund for a worthy student of the Greater Pittston Area. Known as the Greater Pittston Club, members included Prof. Frank Swingle, Carl Ro-

1974 – 37 Years Ago The Junior Women’s Club of West Pittston followed up their first cookbook publication with Creative Cooking featuring international favorites. With over 300 “delicious recipes”, the book was available for $3. Mrs. Jack Robbins produced the artwork and Mrs. Raymond Savokinas, Mrs Nicholas Soricelli, Mrs. Drew Smith, Mrs. Frank Matthews, Mrs. Robert Crosbie and Miss Pat Gregus worked to compile and sort all the recipes. The women hoped to increase membership by adopting the phrase “76 by 76.” The club invited women 18 and older to join Mary Claire Walsh of Avoca was notified that she had passed the Pennsylvania State Nursing Board examination for certification as a registered nurse. In an impressive win over East Scranton, the Dupont Coalcrackers “A” team increased their record to five and two. Three touchdowns by Jerry Renfer and a 2-point kick conversation by John Martinelli ended the first half. Nick and Jim Lello produced two second-half touchdowns. The marginal lead gave younger players Steve Bednash, John Ozark, Gary Klimek, Robert Vargo, Joe Capone and Ed Vogue a chance to play. The Sunday Dispatch Inquiring Photographer asked, “If you could remain at one age for the rest of your, what age would you choose and why?” Tom Kutzer of West Pittston answered, “35 is nice, not too old, not too young.” Mike Ostrowski of Pittston stated, “I haven’t found an age I like, so I’ll pick 24.”

Nick Chimento of Pittston added, “21 for obvious reasons.” And Cathy Hoover of West Pittston said, “I’m 18 and I love it.” 1984 – 27 Years Ago After eight months of preparation The Gabriel House, site of the former St. John the Evangelist Convent, opened its doors providing rooms for single women 18 to 62 at an average cost of $35 per week. Martha Moranski, project coordinator for Catholic Social Services and Grace Loftus, resident manager, expected more rooms would be available to assist women in need. Gabriel House was named after Gabriel the Holy Protector charged with the ministration of comfort and sympathy to mankind. Pittston Artist Sam G. Cherone rubbed shoulders with royalty as he displayed his wood relief carvings at a special exhibit in London. Sam was invited to a reception at the home of Duke and Duchess of Devonshire at which time he displayed several of his carvings depicting cowboys roping cattle and riding horses. Lorraine Castellino of Pittston and Ed McNulty of Pittston Township, staff members of Home Health Services of Luzerne County, received silver service pins. Answer No one knew for sure but rumor had it that director Ross Tarantino formed a dance band. The Maroon and Gold band premiered on a Wednesday night at the school with rave reviews. Band members were Carl Luchetti, Francis Lapinski, John Voda, John Campbell and Jimmy Walsh on saxophones; John Sabatini, piano; Thomas Marchetti, Jerry Vassil, and Michael Dziak on trumpet and Frank Zurla on drums. Yes veteran, I know you have memories. Like you, I relive at times, Those beaches with hidden foe, The cry of wounded men. The Scripture tells us, that there is no greater love, Than the love of a man, who is willing To lay down his life for others. The world has long since forgotten Those brave men who have fought and died But we, the living, who were with them Can never forget their supreme sacrifice. Excerpts from a 1974 poem published in the Sunday Dispatch written by John B. Parrott, Marine Sergeant, Ret.


1954 – 57 Years Ago Gene Battle of Exeter entered into the Army in 1952 and arrived in Europe in 1953. The former St. John’s student participated in operation Westwind, a field training exercise held by the ninth Infantry Division. Battle, a clerk at Army Headquarters in Germany, was awarded his sergeant stripes. Germany, in the summer of 1953, was on shaky ground as allied and Russian forces occupied the country. East Berlin particularly was a hot bed of anti-government demonstrations enacted by over-worked factory and construction employees. Life had not improved for them in the post war Soviet sector. Many people died in the aftermath facing down tanks and gunfire. The uprising was the first outbreak of violence within the Communist bloc and helped to set the stage for more civil unrest in Hungary in 1956, Czechoslovakia in 1968 and Poland in 1970, 1976, 1980. Ultimately, this led to the demise of communism in Central and Eastern Europe. To commemorate the four-day uprising, West Germany made June 17 a national holiday, called “Day of German Unity”. The Berlin wall was built in 1961. An article in the Duryea news section highlighted the Mosier Cemetery and listed it as “adjacent to Foote Avenue.” It stated that the cemetery was once a part of Pittston Township, but no one could explain how it became part of Duryea. The cemetery was named after D. Mosier, a farmer, brickyard proprietor and Justice of the Peace. Dr. Nathaniel Geddings, the first Pittston physician, is buried at the site. To see a listing of headstones compiled by Suzanne LaFrance go to Joseph Dillon of Pittston held the distinction of being one of the youngest railroad conductors in the region. The son of Jenkins Township High School Principal James Dillon and his wife, young Joseph started on the Erie Railroad as a brakeman in 1944. He made his first trip as a conductor on January 8, 1954, at the age of 27. The Sunday Dispatch Inquiring Photographer asked, “Which celebrity

sencrance, John Pliska, Mark Sullivan, Robert Marriott, Biagio Musto, Joseph Musto, Joseph Vender, John Fuehrer, Robert Houston, Joseph Sheridan, James Curry, Philip Adonizio, Carl Petroziello, Jerry Vergilis, Joseph Saunders, Ronald Rinaldi, Charles Kulick, Joseph Gardner, Henry Shegleski, John Amico, Michael Bone, Robert Faleski, Gerald Linnen, Michael Evans, J.P. Lavelle, George Connors, Robert Schwartz. Paul Granahan, Edward Szymanski, Ray Gutkowski, James DeMarco, James Logue, Frank Gavich, James Kobi, Patrick Sammon, John Dessoye, Richard Orloski, Ronald Mortimer, Joseph Dietrich, William O’Brien, Thomas Tigue, Francis Pacuska, William Tighe, Anthony Bellanca, Joseph Sperraza, Robert Chickeletti, Angelo Marcino, Donald Cassetori and Edward Madrak.


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SUNDAY DISPATCH, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2011 Diocesan clergy gather around the altar for the Eucharistic Prayer during the opening Mass of Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca. PHOTOS BY BILL TARUTIS

Queen of the Apostles Parish is born in Avoca


he opening Mass of the new Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca, was celebrated last Sunday at the site of the former St. Mary’s Church, Hawthorne Street. Queen of the Apostles grew out of the merger of St. Mary’s and Saints Peter and Paul parishes. Pastor is Rev. Philip Sladicka. A reception in St. Mary’s School auditorium, 742 Spring St., followed the Mass.


Queen of the Apostles Parish Pastor Rev. Philip Sladicka, left, and Diocese of Scranton Southern Region Episcopal Vicar Rev. John Polednak kiss the altar during the processional.

Parishioners make their way into the Queen of the Apostles Parish for the inaugural liturgy in Avoca last Sunday afternoon.

Inaugural Mass principal celebrant Rev. John Polednak, left, accepts the Ss. Peter & Paul Parish sacramental books from Peter Jadus.


Principal celebrant Rev. John Polednak blesses the congregation with holy water.

William Dowdell reads the history of the Queen of the Apostles Parish during its inaugural mass.

Parishoners fill the pews at the Queen of the Apostles inaugural Mass. PHOTOS BY BILL TARUTIS

The statue of Mary Our Queen from the former Ss. Peter & Paul Church has been restored and placed in the vestibule Queen of the Apostles Parish.


Eucharistic ministers carry the altar cloth before the Communion Rite at the opening Mass of Queen of the Apostles Parish.


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The Christian Women’s Organization is meeting Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center. New members are always welcome. The next choir rehearsal will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at St. Cecilia’s Church. New members are welcome. The annual Advent Retreat, hosted by the Josephite-Marellian Laity Association, is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Oblate-staffed parish of Holy Annunciation in Hazleton. The retreat is free and open to the public and bus transportation will be provided to and from Hazleton. The bus will leave at 2 p.m. for the Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary, Route 315, Laflin. Retreat begins at 3 p.m., which includes conferences, confes-

sions, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and a concluding Mass at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will follow the Mass. If you are planning to attend, contact the seminary office (654-7542) in order to provide properly for bus transportation. ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH COMMUNITY Pittston Holy Name Society will meet today, Sunday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m. in Seton Catholic auditorium. Care and Concern Committee will be collecting for Thanksgiving food baskets for the month of November. All parents anticipating the Baptism of their first child are required to attend baptismal instruction. The next session will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the parish center from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Greater Pittston Food Pantry is sponsored by the Care

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ST JOHN’S LUTHERAN 9 Wood St., Pittston Pastor – John Castellani Organist - Marcia Colleran Lay Reader - Nancy Castellani Aycolyte - Marissa Faccipointi Service begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School starts at 10:30 a.m. Today is a Communion Sunday. Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. - Church Council meeting Nov. 19, 4 p.m. - Saturday Worship with Communion Third Quarter of the Portals of Prayer are in the rear of the church. Both large and small print are available. If you would like to join the Church Family call us at 6552505. ST. JOHN’S P.M. CHURCH 316 Main St., Avoca Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. Tuesday Bible Study 6:007:30 p.m.

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preparing to became a Catholic and receive the Sacraments should call the Rectory (6931991) and speak to Father McKernan. These classes are held on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. on the back porch of the Rectory. Religious Education- CCD: Regular Classes for Pre-K, Kindergarten will start on 11-6-11. 1st through 8th Grades are back in session. Classes are held in the Parish Center from 9:45 a.m. until Mass time. Sunday Mass is 11:00 a.m. If any parent has not registered his or her child for Religions Education, please call the Rectory at 693-1991. H.S. Theology Group will meet in the Rectory with Father McKernan at 9:45 a.m. every Sunday. This new program offers Teens the opportunity to learn more about the Catholic Faith as it relate to important issues of today. The focus is on Jesus and the Scriptures. Registration is on going so if you want to attend, please call Father McKernan at 693-1991. On Saturday, Nov. 26, seven men will be ordained permanent Deacons for the Diocese of Scranton under the guidance and

directive of Bishop Joseph Bambera. Each Deacon will be assigned a specific Parish in which to exercise his gifts and special ministry “for service.” The Deacon’s role includes the proclamation of the Gospel at the Liturgy, preaching and catechetical instruction.

vice is asked to bring a special ornament to hang on the Christmas tree. Choir rehearsals for the Christmas season will be held Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. beginning Nov. 30. Current and new members are invited to join the choir.

SAINT PETER’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 100 Rock Street, Hughestown 8:45 a.m. Confirmation class 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship service Nov. 13 - Last day to order nut or poppy seed rolls; $7.75 ea. Call Carolyn 654-1849 or Ruth 654-1594 Nov. 14 - 7:00 p.m. St. Peter’s Women of the ELCA meeting. Hostesses: Thelma Thomas and Lois Pierce. New members are welcome Nov. 21 - Pick up of nut and poppy seed rolls from 12 to 4 p.m. The second annual Hanging of the Greens Service will take place on Saturday, Nov. 26 (the eve of the First Sunday of Advent) at 2:30 p.m. The church will be decorated for the season of Advent and in preparation for the celebration of Christmas. Each person who attends the ser-

SAINT MARIA GORETTI Laflin Have you ever thought of becoming Catholic? The R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) provides an opportunity without any commitment, to ask questions and to learn about Catholic beliefs and practices.

If you are interested, please call 655-8956 and ask for Monsignor Van Loon. CCD classes are being held in the Learning Center (lower level of the church) from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. QUEEN OF THE APOSTLES PARISH 715 Hawthorne St./1000 Main St., Avoca 457-3412 / 457-2483 Queen of the Apostles Parish will have an autumn dinner dance Saturday, Nov. 19 from 611 p.m. in St. Mary’s School hall,

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but patrons may bring their own alcoholic beverages. Dress is casual. The women’s guild will meet today at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s School auditorium, 742 Spring St. A pastoral council meeting will be held Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Rectory, 715 Hawthorne St. The social concerns committee will meet Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Rectory The worship committee will meet Monday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Rectory. Queen of the Apostles Parish’s social concerns committee is collecting non-perishable food items for the Thanksgiving food baskets for the needy. Donations can be dropped off in the collection boxes in St. Mary’s Church vestibule. If you or someone you know needs a basket please call 457-1107. The women’s guild will have its Christmas party Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. at Colarusso’s LaPalazzo, Moosic. Tickets are $25 per person. To make a reservation, please contact Debbie Callahan at 457-8887 or Chris Martin at 457-2963. Queen of the Apostles Parish is accepting orders for DVDs from the closing Mass of SS. Peter and Paul Church. DVDs are $16 each and $19 to have it mailed directly to your home. Please call the rectory at 4573412 to place your order. Anyone who is interested in renting St. Mary’s School for child care, parties, or other useful activities is invited to call the rectory at 457-3412 to learn more about this opportunity. Daily Masses: 8 a.m. (Wednesday at 7 p.m.) Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Miraculous Medal Novena: Wednesday following the 7 p.m. Mass Weekends Masses: Saturday at 4 p.m.; Sunday at 8, 9:30, 11 a.m. Confession: Saturdays 3-3:45 p.m.; anytime upon request by calling 457-3412. Prayer Chain: 457-5867

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH Spring Street and Montgomery Avenue, West Pittston Parish Mission: “To live and build holy community.” All welcome: Worldwide Anglican Communion: ‘We believe in one holy, Catholic apostolic church." Information and links at and Sunday Holy Eucharist: 11 a.m. every Sunday. Holy Days as announced. Food Pantry: November items needed are hot chocolate, instant soups, non-perishable holiday treats and Gerrity’s gift cards. Prayernetwork. Open To Public. Daily prayer for those with needs requesting prayerful support. Start Prayernetwork at par-

ish office 654-3261. Youth Program:10:45 a.m. every Sunday. Weekday special events and service projects as announced. Faith Forum for Adults: Enrichment for adults seeking spiritual renewal and opportunities for ministry and volunteerism. Parish Life Events Team: Bimonthly first Sundays. Parish Council: Every second Sunday. Women of Trinity: Every third Sunday. WOT Ministry Invitation. The Women of Trinity have undertaken a ministry to help support Good Shepherd Episcopal Church of Scranton in their outreach to the homeless of the region. Each month after enjoying a home cooked meal at Good Shepherd all who have needs may “shop” for necessities like clothing, shoes, toiletries in a store-like setting in the church’s refurbished basement of donated items. The Woman of Trinity has supported this ministry by delivering donations of clothing, new undergarments and socks and toiletries to the Scranton church. WOT will continue to collect trial size and hotel toiletries and invites the parish community to join with them in helping the less fortunate. Donations of trial size and sample size toiletries are welcome.

Party and Banquet Space. Newly renovated banquet room and kitchen. All Day Rental $100. Reservations at 654-3261. Music Together Classes: Fun and music for infants and children through age five accompanied by a parent or caregiver. for details or call 654-3261. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of Broad & Church Sts. Rev. Dr. Michael Turner Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion: 1st Sunday each month Choir Rehearsal: Thursday’s at 7 p.m. unless told otherwise United Methodist Women: Second Monday unless told otherwise Phone 655-4340 leave message Ad Council Meeting Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. The Clearfield County Community Churches will hold a free Thanksgiving Dinner for flood affected families on Thanksgiving Day, from noon to 4 p.m. at The Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Fellowship Hall,

317 Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston. In addition, the Marine Toys for Tots program will be on hand. The Helping Hands program is looking for skilled workers willing to donate their abilities. Call the Helping Hands Volunteer Line 654-7414. People needing help can call the church at 654-2500 to request a work team. Homemade Christmas candy is being made once again. For additional information or to request an order form call Maysie at 654-8775 or Cathy at 6031915. Christmas Show Bus Trip will leave the Pittston Plaza on Wednesday, Nov. 30 promptly at 8:45 a.m.

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Knights of Lithuania, Hughestown Sports Club meet today Alzheimer events begin today at Oakwood Terrace, Moosic The members of The Knights of Lithuania, Council 143, Pittston, will meet today, Sunday, Nov. 13, at noon, at St John the Evangelist Church Hall, William Street, Pittston. The hall is handicapped accessible. The topics of discussion will be the annual Lithuanian Kucios which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the church hall. Helen Roeber is chairman and Martha Warnagiris is co-chairman. Dues will be collected at the meeting. On the serving committee are Yvonne Branas, Peggy Yanklunas and Anthony Zirbilis. New members are welcome. Jean Mihalick will preside. Hughestown Sports Club

The Hughestown Sports Club will meet today, Sunday, Nov. 13, at Granteed’s Tavern, 295 Parsonage Street at 2:30. All members are reminded that reservations and payment for the 2012 season tickets are now due. All season ticket holders must have all accounts current to qualify for next year’s tickets. Winter meetings will resume in January. Alzheimer Event

Oakwood Terrace is sponsoring events in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America today, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m; Nov. 15, 10 to 2 p.m. and Nov.16. 6:30 p.m. at 400 Gleason Drive in Moosic, with special guest speak Kenric Maynor. For more information contact Sylvia 451-3171 ext. 116 or visit www.oakwoodterraceinc. com. ILGWU Meeting

The ILGWU retiree meeting will be on Monday, November 14, at 2 p.m. at Savo’s Pizza.


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The Wyoming Free Library presents an evening with Cecilia Galante, author of The Patron Saint of Butterflies, Monday, Nov. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. Galante

teaches creative writing at Wilkes University and is currently working on a children’s series to be published in 2012. Space is limited. Call Wyoming Free Library at 693-1364 to reserve a spot. Dupont Lions

The Dupont Lions will hold a meeting on Monday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW on Main St., Dupont. Poinsettia Sale

The Wyoming Area Drama Parents are sponsoring a Holiday Poinsettia Sale. A 6 inch pot (1 stem) is $12 and a 7 and a half inch pot (2 stems) is $16. Orders and money are due on December 5. Vouchers will be given out and the poinsettias can be picked up at Carmen’s Flowers and Gifts, Wyoming Ave., Exeter, until Dec. 17. Contact any Drama Parent to place your order. Laflin Library

The Laflin Library Association will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov.15, at the library, 47 Laflin Rd., Laflin for its monthly meeting. New members are always welcome. The Adult Book Discussion Group will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, to discuss the book, “Kitchen House” by Kathleen Grissom along with distribution of the next book, “A Visit from the Goon Squad” by Jennifer Egan. Light refreshments will be served. A Thanksgiving story time will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, for children ages 3 and older. The story, “A Turkey for Thanksgiving” by Eve Bunting, will be read by a guest story teller from the Luzerne County Reading Council. Children will make a craft followed by light refreshments. Parents are asked to call the library at 654-3323 to register their children Rent Auditions

Auditions for the musical Rent will be held Dec. 12 and 13 from

6 to 8:30 p.m. at Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, Duryea. There are parts for ages 15 to 19. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Candidates will be ask to sing and dance and should be prepared with sheet music and dance shoes. Music should not be from the show. The musical director will be on hand at the keyboard. Rehearsals will begin after the first of the year on Sat. mornings, Sun. evenings and Wed. evenings. Show dates are April 20 thru May 6. There will be nine performances, three weekends. The show will be presented by Phoenix Theatrics under the direction and choreography of Lee LaChette and Musical Director, Eric Petterson. If you have any questions email or call 991-1817. ‘Queen of Bingo’

Applause Theatre presents “Queen of Bingo” on Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3. Both shows are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. For reservations call 313-2548. The performance is hosted by the Church of the Good Shepherd, 1780 North Washington Avenue, Scranton.

streets, Kingston. The program is free of charge and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the program. Concert at St. Peter’s

The Catholic Choral Society will present the 10th anniversary celebration Generations Sing Concert on Sunday evening, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton. As in past years, this year’s celebration concert strives to celebrate both ecumenical diversity and multigenerational singers. The Catholic Choral Society, marking its 63rd season, is composed of more than 60 members from both Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. The Generations Sing concert originated 10 years ago at the request of Monsignor Joseph Quinn, then pastor of St Peter’s Cathedral, as a part of its sesquicentennial celebration. This year The Catholic Choral Society will both sing and host the following groups: The University of Scranton Concert Choir; Cheryl Boga, director Scranton High School Knight Rhythms ; Lisa McConlogue, director Vivace! Of Valley View School District; Gina Lupini, director Holy Rosary School/Nativity of Our Lord Parish Junior

Choir of Duryea; David Tighe, director. Ann Manganiello is the music director of the Catholic Choral Society; Jean Shields is the accompanist. Dr. Thomas Rittenhouse and Brenda G. Grunza are co-presidents of the society. All are invited to attend; there is no admission charge. For information about concerts and membership please call 570587-2753 and Pet Pics with Santa

Santa will be at The Big Lots Store in the Birney Plaza in Moosic on Sunday, Nov. 20, from11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. to take pictures with your pet or your child. Pictures are $10.00 each and you will get your photos that day and have the opportunity to order more pictures and photo Christmas Cards online if you wish. All proceeds will benefit Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program & Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc. In addition there will be a bake See EVENTS, Page 34

Mozart Club

The Mozart Club of WilkesBarre, member of NFMC, presents a program featuring the students of Katrina Lykes of Arts YOUniverse on Monday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at the Church of Christ Uniting, Market and S. Sprague

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SUNDAY DISPATCH, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2011 At the recent fall lunchoen held by the Luzerne County Chapter of PSEA-Retired are, from left, first row, Northeastern Region President Mary Moran, Luzerne County Chapter President Shirley Judge and Northeastern Region Vice President Annette Palutis. Second row, first-time attendees Kay Wolfe, Judy Rittenhouse, Donna Rother, Marie Guesto, Maureen Solomon, Ruth Sorber, Pamela Zuremba, Lori Sorber, Susan Najaka and Alice Keiner.

PSEA-Retired Fall Luncheon attracts 80 members More than 80 members of Luzerne County Chapter of PSEARetired attended the organization’s Fall Luncheon at the East Mountain Inn, Wilkes Barre. Chapter President Shirley Judge called the meeting to order and introduced Northeastern Region President Mary Moran and Vice President Annette Palutis,

who reported on issues facing PSEA retirees. Judge also introduced the program presenter Agnes Massachessi who spoke on Penn State’s Wellness Program for Senior Citizens. Legislative Committee Chairperson Steve Harmanos spoke on several issues of concern for educators including SB 1 to pro-

vide state vouchers for students to attend private schools and attacks on Social Security. Judge recognized several first-

time attendees to the luncheon and several door prizes were raffled off to lucky winners. Judge also announced a nominating

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Park committee thankful for craft sale On behalf of Hughestown Park and Recreation, we extend our deepest appreciation to chairpersons Mary Golya and Mary Ann Quick for their annual craft and gift sale to benefit the park. Over 40 vendors were on hand to display their wares, offering a

variety of items for everyone. It was an eventful day. Our chef, Wayne Quick, helped out, volunteers helped setting up and tearing down and ladies helped throughout the day. Many gift baskets were donated. Thanks to everyone for their help.

Mary and Mary Ann did a wonderful job. And thanks to the Sunday Dispatch for its publicity. Hughestown Park Committee members

County council victor appreciates support Readers of the Pittston Dispatch, I am honored that the people of Luzerne County chose me as one of the eleven to serve on our first Home Rule government. I pledge to work with the other ten council members, dozens of managers, hundreds of employees, and our new county executive to give you what you voted for: fair, efficient, and decent government.

These next few weeks will be devoted to working with all of these people, reading over a lot of documents, and finding the best manger to meet our county’s needs. One of my campaign promises was to help restore decency to our county government. So until we have a council clerk and website to address concerns, you may use to communicate with me.

I will pass your ideas on to council as we collectively come to the best solutions. I think we will all appreciate your understanding as this council carefully lays the foundation for the future of Home Rule government. Thank you for your vote. Now it’s time to work. Harry Haas

Group offers support for breastfeeding moms For more than half a century, breastfeeding advocates have understood that a new mother requires support and accurate information about lactation in order for her exclusively-breastfed baby to grow and thrive. While fashions of birthing practices and infant feeding come and go, the biologic needs of newborn infants remain unchanged. Increasingly, research has identified evidence-based practices that meet these needs of the newborn and his mother. As both

consumers and providers of health care continue efforts to implement these practices, there will be fewer new mothers who find themselves unable to breastfeed. Many breastfeeding advocates have had a personal experience of prematurely weaning their first nurslings when they were given insufficient information to make an informed decision about continuing to breastfeed. They choose to transform their regret over that loss into action that will influence change.

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allegedly took place at Penn State. However, “Penn State” is bigger than Joe Paterno or any other individual. Penn State is 80,000 students,145,000 alumni, dedicated professors, administrators, parents, and fans. We are Penn State. Together, we can rebuild the university’s reputation, day by day, brick by brick. Out of adversity, there is always opportunity. This is the

opportunity to make Penn State a better institution—one that truly lives up to its high standards. A final word on Coach Paterno — he was my idol growing up. Win or lose, I always respected him because I thought he was a man of integrity and honor. For the most part, I still believe that. I don’t think this one incident, as egregious as it is, completely negates a lifetime of good deeds.

For more information on how breastfeeding can work for you and your baby, contact The Luzerne County Breastfeeding Coalition 808-5534. The Coalition is comprised of representatives from Northeastern Pennsylvania whose mission is to establish breastfeeding as the cultural norm in our community by advocating the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding. Karen L. Shaw GP La Leche League

We all should recognize that human beings are complex. Sometimes, we are confronted with a set of circumstances and for whatever reason, we do the wrong thing. That is what it means to be human. There is good and bad in all of us—even Joe Paterno. There is only one word to describe the circumstances surrounding his exit from Penn State. “Sad” Nick Perugini West Wyoming


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Stay active in dark Daylight savings time has ended and we are back to lighter mornings with early onset of darkness. It’s tough to be motivated to go out for a walk when it’s pitch black outside. The early onset of darkness gives permission in our minds for our television and computers to be turned on just a bit earlier! Being physically active keeps away chronic disease such as heart disease and diabetes. It also reframes the way our thoughts play out from a negative to a positive position. The world looks like a better place when we get out for a walk, lift weights, or soup cans and even use a simple tool like a stretch band to exercise our bodies. The Dietary Guidelines give us recommendations based on research for how much activity we need to stay healthy. There are guidelines for children, adolescents, adults, and older persons. These are benchmarks for the beginner to aim for. If you are active, you may surpass these guidelines. Activity comes in many ways shapes and forms. So if you have an ailment which prevents a certain type of activity, move on until you find one that fits your body’s ability. Some physical activity is better than none according to the guidelines. Adults who take part will gain some payback. To get the most benefit, adults should do at least 150 minutes a week of moderate intensity, or 75 minutes of vigorous. In additional adults should also include muscle-strengthening activities that involve all major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week. How? Motivation for exercising must come from within. If a health care provider tells you that you will benefit, it’s still up to you as an adult to make a commitment to be active. That commitment finds ways around this newly found darkness early in the evenings. Here are some motivating suggestions: Walk safely in the dark with a buddy. Wear protective vests and bring along a flashlight. Personally I have found the walk with the stars a different experience.It takes a little getting used to but is enjoyable. Identify two days of the week when you will commit to using weights. They could be soup cans, water jugs, anything that is a weight. Here is a great recipe for a crock-pot vegetable side dish to serve at Thanksgiving. It doesn’t take up oven or stove top space. Green Beans with Mushroom Sauce

2 – 10 oz packages of frozen green beans thawed, or fresh 1 low sodium can of condensed cream of mushroom soup 1/4 cup water 1 and 1/2 cups of fresh mushrooms sliced 1/2 teaspoon thyme, dried or 2 teaspoons of fresh chopped 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 cup of cubed whole grain bread dried* Two days prior, slice and cube whole grain bread, let dry Combine all ingredients except cubed bread in slow cooker. Mix until well blended. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours. Sprinkle with cubed whole grain bread. Enjoy! *If you prefer, after cubing bread, place on non fat sprayed cookie sheet. Spray again and season with dried parsley, pepper, basil, and garlic powder. Toast in oven at 400 degree just until slightly browned. Mary R. Ehret, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., is with Penn State Cooperative Extension, Luzerne County, 16 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston, Pa., 18643. (570) 825-1701/602-0600. Fax (570) 825-1709.

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Burdick beautifies cemetery for Eagle project Life Scout Ryan Burdick of Duryea Boy Scout Troop 285 conducted his Eagle Scout Project for the Taylor Memorial Cemetery. Ryan removed overgrowth on the rear steps of the cemetery, power washed the wood and added sealant to preserve it for future use. He also applied the same treatment to the four benches at the cemetery and added new gravel to the steps.


From left principals in Ryan Burdick's Eagle project, Scoutmaster Bob Dzieciol, Brandon Houghtlin, Brian Mlodzienski, Josh Houghtlin, Ryan and Connor Burdick. Also helping but not pictured were, ASM Brian Reese, Richard Ostrander, Scott Corti, Gregory Grabiec, ASM Sherwood Grabiec and Ann Edwards Troop Chairman.

RIVER SHORES… We still have two great properties in West Pittston’s River Shores….. We have a ranch with first floor master and master bath suite, fabulous stainless kitchen with separate pantry room, Three full baths, huge home theater, loft, high ceilings and two Fps. We also have a building lot for a custom home of any size in this great neighborhood. No flood.

EAGLE VIEW….. Great buys …VERY HIGH AND VERY DRY !!!! The Views at Eagle View in Jenkins Township are outstanding. All rear yards offer breathtaking views of the river and valley. You’ll never find a better time to buy your lot. Put a deposit on any lot and build now or when you are ready. We are a custom builder and will build to your plan or modify one of ours to be your “Dream Home”. We have started our landscaping, utilities and pave at Eagle View…. making these spectacular lots even more outstanding. From South Main turn toward the river on Brady Street then left.


NEPA Coast Guard veterans tour ships Members of the NEPA Coast Guard Veterans Association were recently given a tour of the U.S. Coast Guard Shipyard in Baltimore, Md., the Coast Guard’s only shipbuilding and repair facility. The group also visited the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, a coastal buoy tender attached to the yard and the Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay, which is responsible for the Chesapeake Bay, Patapsco and Chester Rivers as well as the Baltimore Inner Harbor. From left, first row, are Bill Corcoran, Petty Officer Perry and Bugsey Moran. Second row, George Fetchko, Tom Betsko, Conrad Welitchko, Joe Keglovits, Jack Sidorek, Neil Morrison, Bob Youngblood and Chester Kulesa.

Election: Milazzo wins, loses in Jenkins two council seats. In Avoca, where there was one seat up in wards one and two, Gary Halagarda and Michael Fuller, were unopposed. In ward three, incumbents Joe Satkowski and Susan LeLack were unopposed for two seats. In Wyoming, the only other borough electing council by wards, incumbents Frank Yurek, Stephen Nalewajko, and Bill Starr were unopposed for a seat in each ward. In Exeter Townshi,p Democrat Jack Ruane and Republican James Dowse ran as a team for two supervisor seats and upset incumbent Donald Hoffman, who had a double nomination. There was an oddity in Jenkins Township where Coreen Milazzo lost and won. She lost to incumbent Stanley Rovinski for a 4-year supervisor seat, but won a 2-year seat unopposed. In Pittston Township, incumbent Democrat Stephen Rinaldi won easily over Dale Newman. There was no opposition for Pittston Area school board where there were five candidates for five seats.

Charlie Sciandra was the top vote-getter followed by Tony Guariglia, John Casey Donahue, Joe Kelly and Richard Gorzkowski.


By Dominick P. Pannunzio, Esq. Connecticut has become the first state in the nation to mandate paid sick leave for service workers such as waiters, cashiers, and hairstylists. Effective January 1, 2012, the new law applies to Connecticut service companies with 50 or more workers in the state during any one quarter of the previous year. The law requires covered employers to provide service workers one hour of sick time for every 40 hours worked, up to a maximum of 40 hours per calendar year. San Francisco, Seattle and the District of Columbia have similar laws. *** Fleeing from the police in a car is a violent felony that can subject criminals to mandatory 15-year prison terms, the United States Supreme Court has ruled in a 6-to-3 decision. *** In separate opinions, Pennsylvania’s 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals has found two Pennsylvania students protected by the First Amendment when they created MySpace profiles ridiculing their school principals. The fake sites were created outside of school, from personal computers. *** The Supreme Court has thrown out the largest employment discrimination case in the nation’s history. The suit, against Wal-Mart Stores, had sought to consolidate the claims of as many as 1.5milion women on the theory that the company had discriminated against them in pay and promotion decisions. The lawsuit sought back pay that could have amounted to billions of dollars. The court did not decide whether Wal-Mart had in fact discriminated against the women, only that they could not proceed as a class. The decision will almost certainly affect all sorts of other class-action suits, including ones asserting antitrust, securities and product liability violations.

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each case unopposed incumbents were retained: Lois Hanczyc, Audrey Yager and Al Akulonis in Duryea; Ed Strubeck, Philip Falvo and Wayne Quick in Hughestown; and Eileen Ciprani, Daniel Gadomski and Gary Stavish in West Wyoming. In West Pittston, where three seats were up, former councilman Kevin Lescavage tried to regain a seat. He won a Democrat nomination in the primary, but was unsuccessful Tuesday as incumbents John Hood, Peter Albano and Jim Rose won the three seats. Lescavage trailed Rose by 142 votes. In Yatesville, where there were five candidates for three council seats, incumbent Paul Farber came in last. Incumbents Joseph Zambetti III and Christopher Lizza were retained and Joseph Lombardo won seats. Lombardo edged Frank Gattuso by two votes, 125-123 for the third seat. In Dupont, newcomer Brian Negosda and incumbent Jeffery Kaminski were unopposed for


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Salvation Army offers on-line Red Kettles The Salvation Army is encouraging internet users to support its Red Kettle on-line giving program, An on-line kettle has been set up for the Wilkes-Barre Salvation Army or donors can set-up their own individual kettle and/ or business kettle. The program also includes a Facebook application, allowing access to the internet community. The on-line Red Kettle campaign will enable individuals, groups, businesses and organizations to use the Internet’s communication capabilities. Personal Kettles - individuals are able to customize and host a personal on-line kettle and automatically e-mail friends and family members, asking for their support in filling their kettle with on-line donations. Company Kettles – Any company can host an on-line Company Kettle in a co-branded environment with The Salvation Army. The amount of money collected in the Kettle will be reflected on the Company Kettle page, in real time. A link to the company’s on-line Company Kettle will automatically be provided and the link can then be included on a company Internet/ intranet site or e-mail blast to employees, vendors, customers,

etc. Transactions are tax deductible and will remain in the community where they were raised. Individuals will automatically receive an e-gift acknowledgement once a donation has been processed. To sign up to be a virtual bellringer and participate in the online Red Kettle program, The Salvation Army of Wilkes-Barre will have a late registration date for food and Christmas gifts for children from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at its headquarters, 17 S. Pennsylvania Ave., WilkesBarre. Those in need of food and gifts should come prepared with the following information for everyone living in the household who is being claimed: current identification for adults, birth certificates for children, proof of income and proof of residency. Applicants with children under the age of 12 should also be prepared with one or two gift ideas, including clothing and shoe sizes. No applications will be accepted by phone. For more information about the Wilkes-Barre Corps, contact Captain Patty Richwine at The Salvation Army at 824-8741

State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich announced recently that Old Forge Borough has been awarded a state Recycling Performance Program grant by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Old Forge received a $19,726 grant based on its population and recycling 1,015 tons of material during the 2009 calendar year. The Recycling Performance Grant Program was created by the General Assembly to provide incentives to help communities improve recycling efforts and increase the amount of material recycled. The program helps to promote economic growth by boosting recycling-related job creation. State grants awarded through the program are in addition to other state funding to mu-

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FNCB donates to Salvation Army First National Community Bank (FNCB) made a donation of $10,000 to the Salvation Army of WilkesBarre to help its flood relief efforts. The money was raised through FNCB’s Valley with a Heart 2011campaign where specially-designed “I’m Part of the Valley With a Heart 2011” T-shirts were sold at each of the bank’s 21branches located throughout Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne and Monroe counties. From left, FNCB Chief Operating Officer Jerry A. Champi, Captain Patty Richwine, commanding officer, Salvation Army of Wilkes-Barre; and Lucy Singer, FNCB Assistant Vice President/Group Manager.

Turkey dinner Thursday at senior citizens centers Jenkins Twp. Cosmopolitan Seniors to meet on Tuesday The Jenkins Township Senior Citizens’ group will hold their regular monthly meeting at the Jenkins Township Fire House on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and members will play several games of bingo. President Jean Mudlock will preside. New members are always welcome. Cosmopolitan Seniors

Falls Seniors

for the week of November 14: Monday - Roast beef, sauteed Brussels sprouts w/bacon & onions, buttered noodles, multi-grain dinner roll, gingersnap pumpkin pudding parfait, margarine, milk and coffee. Tuesday - Hamburger/lettuce/ tomato, carrot salad, dilled potato salad, ketchup, mustard,

sauteed onions, whole wheat sandwich roll, chunky applesauce, chocolate chip cookie, margarine, milk and coffee. Wednesday - Baked macaroni/cheese, stewed tomatoes, garden salad w/garbanzo beans and salad dressing, multi-grain bread, fruited Jello, margarine, milk and coffee. Thursday - Thanksgiving

Day Special Lunch: Roast turkey w/gravy, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, margarine, milk and coffee. Friday - Chicken/peppers & onions (in entrée), sour cream, black bean soup, Spanish rice, whole wheat tortilla, birthday cake, margarine, milk and coffee.

The Falls Senior Center sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerene/Wyoming counties invites anyone 60+ to attend the follwing activies: On Wed. Nov.16 at 11:30 a.m. local herbalist Barbara Cunningham will discuss herbs and skin care; On Thurs. Nov. 17 the noon meal will be special Thanksgiving roast turkey dinner. Laura Sickler graduate dietary intern student from Marywood University will give a luncheon lecture on the health benefits of foods typically eaten for Thanksgiving. Following the lecture there will be a raffle for a harvest basket. The center offers daily activities including: Wii, Shuffle Board, Yatzee and Scrabble. Brain games and informational luncheon mini lectures are offered several times weekly. Anyone wishing to come gto the Falls Senior Center for a hot noon meal for a suggested donation of $2 should RSVP to Twila at 388-2623 by 12.30 p.m. the day before. The Falls Senior Center is located on State Route 92. All are welcome. Seniors Menu

Senior Citizens Centers, sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming counties, offer hot noon meals Monday through Friday to people 60 years of age or older. Donations from participants are gratefully accepted and needed in order to expand this program. The following is the menu


Cosmopolitan Seniors The Cosmopolitan Seniors, a Project HEAD club, will meet again on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 1 p.m. at St. Anthony Center, in Exeter. Vic Malinowski will preside. Host/hostesses are Theresa Bekanich, Frank Fountain, Bernie and Gene Lavin, and Marie Mantione. The previous meeting was attended by 56 members and two guests. After the call to order by President Malinowski, Vice President Joe Kleback led the group in prayer, pledge of allegiance and a patriotic song. Secretary Terri Mislan read the minutes, President Vic reported the bank balance in the absence of the Treasurer. Later he introduced Helen Zarychta as a prospective member, announced Rosemary Golinski as a new member, and welcomed back several members who missed meetings. Mary Kovaleski announced the menu for the Christmas dinner and party. A display recognizing all branches of service in honor of Veteran’s Day was made by Joe Kleback. After the meeting the group enjoyed refreshments and bingo was played. 50/50 winners were: Theresa Blasavage, Maureen Gosart, Rose Gunsior, Regina Lavin, and Frances Poluske. Maryann Markowski won the special game and the bingo jackpot was won by Toni Hall. Travel coordinator Johanna is

accepting reservations for a Mount Airy Casino trip on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Pickups will be in Exeter and Pittston. ou do not have to be a member to come on these trips. Details can be obtained from Johanna at 655-2720.


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SUNDAY DISPATCH, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2011 Offering a choice of cream of broccoli or Manhattan clam chowder to those attending the chef's dinner for flood victims are, from left, Cynthia Kobilinski, apprentice; Chef Blaise Allan Dente, and Rose Ann Wincek, RD.

Professional chefs who prepared a free meal for flood victims and volunte Davis, and Tom Skudalski. Second row, Biagio Dente, CEC, AAC, HOF; Bla CEC, co-chairman; Scott Youngman, CEC; Kevin Conroy, John Hudak, CE

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The American Culinary Federation Professional Chefs of Northeast Penns the flood in the best way they knew how: they fed them. A free dinner was presented by the chefs on October 24 at Our Lady of M served.


An ice sculpture, carved and donated for the dinner by Carmen Allegrucci, CEC, AAC, captured the emotion of the evening.

Chef Michael Tibbs, CEC, reservations chairman, and his wife, Janet.

Chefs Jake Hizny, CEC, dinner chairman, and Chef Biagio Dente, CEC, AAC, HOF.

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SUNDAY DISPATCH, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2011 At the Professional Chefs free dinner for flood victims and volunteers, left to right, Lisa Abanzo, Suzanne Dente, Blaise Allan Dente, Biagio Dente, and Alyvia Agostonelli. Lisa and Alyvia are Scranton Prep students who assisted at the dinner as part of their service hours.

eers. First row, left to right, Sue Richter, CWPC; Steve Anania, CEC, Mike aise Allan Dente, CCC, HAAC; Jake Hizny, CEC, chairman; Doug Petruzzi, EC, AAC, ACE.

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Chef Blaise Allan Dente and Father Jackson.

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Some of those who attended the chef's dinner at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center.


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sale that day, dogs for adoption, and prizes for raffle. Calligraphers to Meet

The Calligrapher’s Guild of Northeastern Pennsylvania will meet on Friday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. at Marywood University, Shields Center for Visual Arts Room 225. Guild members will demonstrate some techniques including using a cuttlebug to make paper projects, making an envelope using a plastic template, and card making with recycled materials. Call 542-5416 for details. Refreshments served. Free and open to the public. Centermoreland Bingo

Bingo will be held at the Northmoreland Twp. Fire Hall, in Centermoreland on Nov. 21. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Food and beverages available. Roast Beef Dinner

A roast beef dinner will be held at the Northmoreland Twp. Fire Hall, in Centermoreland, on Nov. 30, from 5-7 p.m. $7.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under 12. Tickets sold at door. Submitted by Margaret Peters 570333-4095 WA Class of 1986

The Wyoming Area Class of 1986 will hold its 25th anniversary class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 6:00 p.m. at Bar Louie, Mohegan Sun Casino. Reservations required. Please contact one of the following classmates for ticket information: Leslie (Olerta) Leibman (e-mail); Trisha (Kamor) Seidel at 570-885-4121 or; Lee (Stelacone) Seaman (e-mail)


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Twelve Twenty Four will be bringing their high energy, fullscale holiday rock orchestra concert to the Tunkhannock Area High School Auditorium on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:00 p.m. Their performance features the music of the Trans Siberian Orchestra,

as well as their own recorded holiday creations. Twelve Twenty-four was established in 2002, starting out as a recreation of the resounding Trans Siberian Orchestra. This year coming off their momentum of last year’s acclaimed holiday release “Miracle on Rock Street”; they are currently being reviewed for a Grammy nomination. Every performance 12/24 benefits a specific charity. The Tunkhannock High School performance proceeds will benefit the Tunkhannock Area Music Program. This year the Twelve Twenty Four Tour will be dedicated to band member Andrew Collinsworth, Cellist, who passed away at the age of 33 from pancreatic cancer. Visit Twelve Twenty-Four on their site for updates and late breaking news at Tickets can be purchased from Tunkhannock Marching Band students, Gay’s True Value, Bridge Street, Tunkhannock, Rock Street Music, Pittston, or online at $15 per person presale or $20 at the door. For further information you may call (570) 836-6979. PA Craft Fair

The Pittston Area Boys Baseball Booster Club is sponsoring a Holiday Craft/Vendor Fair on Dec. 3, from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Pittston Area Senior High School. Interested vendors can contact Lisa Bolka at 570-9052920 for more information.

Thursdays thru Saturdays: curtain: 8 p.m., Sundays: curtain: 3 p.m. Dinner and show and showonly tickets now on sale. The Music Box Dinner Playhouse is located at 196 Hughes St, Swoyersville. Call 283-2195 or 800-698-PLAY. Dining with Diabetes

Penn State Extension is conducting a Dining with Diabetes class on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon through November 29. The cost of the program is $35.00 per individual which covers a A1C test, program giveaways like pedometers and tapes and food samples. Family price is $50.00 which includes one additional family member. The program will be held at the Luzerne County West Side Annex, 2009 Wyoming Ave, Forty Fort, PA 18704 Bus Trip

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary is planning a trip to Dutch Apple on Wednesday, Nov. 23, the day before Thanksgiving. The trip is $80.00 including transportation, show, and lunch. The show is Miracle on 34th Street. Those attending should plan to leave The Salvation Army, 17 S. Pennsylvania

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WVIA presents the world broadcast premiere of the WVIA Original Documentary Film, “Paesani: The Story of Italian Culture in Northeastern Pennsylvania,” on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. on WVIA-TV with encores airing Thursday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 26 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 27 at 1 p.m. on WVIA-TV. “Paesani: The Story of Italian Culture in Northeastern Pennsylvania” chronicles the massive immigration of more than 4 million Italians to the United States between 1890 and 1930, and the enduring culture these people imbued into northeastern Pennsylvania society. Older generations have always passed down values, beliefs and traditions to help younger generations identify with their name and heritage. Yet, many people still don’t know who they are. “Paesani: The Story of Italian Culture in Northeastern Pennsylvania” celebrates and preserves Italian heritage through a poignant blend of first-person storytelling, never-before-seen images and insightful humanist

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The Jenkins Township High School class of 1962 is planning their 50th anniversary reunion for June 9, 2012. Classmates interested in attending or planning this event please call Stan Gelaszus at 609-306-6939 or Paul Donahue at 570-510-1399. S.O.B.E.R. Kick-Off

The S.O.B.E.R. campaign kick-off, sponsored by the Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services, Inc., will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 10 a.m. at 991-993 Wyoming Avenue, Exeter. Light refreshments will be served, R.S.V.P. by calling 8208888 or email Toys For Tots

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n Thursday the last truss of the 111-year old original Eighth Street Bridge was dynamited down onto a causeway where it can be cut up and hauled away. Three of the five old trusses were dynamited in July. After that, work began to build the causeway under the remaining trusses so they could be brought down, but that work was stopped by the flood. Work was put on hold until the water went down, but the Bridge didn’t wait. The middle truss collapsed sometime after midnight on October 22. The last one was blown down on Thursday. Meanwhile crews from Nyleve Bridge Corporation are working on finishing the new bridge by constructing an on ramp on the Jenkins Township side. As it is now, motorists traveling south on River Road from Pittston have to negotiate a sharp turn around a construction barrier to get onto the bridge.

ment and barrier; we can’t move the equipment and barrier until we finish the wing wall; and we can’t finish the wing wall until the water goes down.” The wing walls diverts dirt and mud from the river away from the bridge. That wall is under construction now.



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Chef seeks recipes from folks in armed forces Kate Gabriele of Rustic Kitchen wants to about dishes missed by those in uniform By Tony Callaio

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Chef Kate Gabriele, widely known for her live Friday night cooking shows at the Rustic Kitchen at the Mohegan Sun Casino, needs your help. She is seeking recipes from men and women who are serving or have served in the armed forces, in particular meals that they missed the most while serving to compile into a cookbook. The recipe could be for a meal or a dessert, Kate says. This cookbook will bring a cross section of American military with great recipes and stories of their families in an heirloom project, she added. “I can’t think of a better way to keep the memories alive and give tribute to our husbands, wives, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and everyone in our family or extended families who have enlisted and serve

our country,” she said. Along with a recipe, Kate, who resides in Duryea, wants to know what you missed about the meal whiles serving and what feelings were conjured up when you thought of that favorite dish back home. If you have a photo of you in your military uniform, she asks you to send it along. Kate asks you to submit a recipe, along with a story about yourself and photo along with the following information: 1. Name, rank, branch of service. 2. The recipe and a story of why it was so special. 3. A picture of your smiling face (in uniform or civilian attire). Send the information to or to A portion of the proceeds from the book will benefit a Military Children’s Fund.

Meeting Monday on Water St. Bridge On Monday, Nov. 14, the NEPA Needs Jobs coalition will host a community meeting to discuss solutions for fixing the Water Street Bridge in Pittston. The meeting will commence at 6:30 p.m. at Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St., Pittston. The Water Street Bridge crosses the Susquehanna River and the Luzerne and Susquehanna Railroad. It has been classified as structurally deficient by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and is in need of repair, according to The Fix We’re In For: The State of Our

Chef Kate Gabriele with George Sotak of Brockton who served in Vietnam with the Marines. George submitted a recipe at a recent Signings & Sightings event at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

Nation’s Bridges, Allowing this well-traveled bridge to continue to deteriorate could pose a serious safety hazard, the coalition expressed in a press release. Possible solutions for repair that include creating good jobs will be discussed at Monday’s meeting. The NEPA Needs Jobs Coalition is a network of community, faith and labor organizations united in the belief that investments in infrastructure can lead to good jobs for NEPA residents and rebuild our communities.

Members of the NEPA Coast Guard Veterans Assoc. will hold their monthly meeting at the Dallas American Legion Post at 672 Memorial Highway, Dallas, on

Wednesday, Nov. 16. Any Coast Guard Veteran interested in joining should contact Neil Morrison at (570)288-6817for additional information.



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Discount memberships available to employees ing area businesses to sign their employees up for a free trial week at the YMCA. For more information about the YMCA Corporate Wellness Program or to sign-up for the free trial week membership program call Membership Director Laura Kapalka at 570-655-2255 ext. 103 or email at: “This is a close knit community. At the YMCA we consider our employees to be family and I know many area businesses feel the same way,” said Lukatch. “Now we would like to open up our family to yours.”

Other Library events include a Hangout Club, the teen book club, meeting on Monday, November 21 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the book “The Forest of Hands and Feet” by Carrie Ryan. On Wednesday, November 16 there will be a money class at 10:00 a.m. sponsored by Woodforest Bank. Books and Bagels, the Adult Book club, will meet on Saturday, November 19 at 10 a.m. Join us for bagels, coffee and a lively discussion about the book ‘Saving Fish From Drowning” by Amy Tan.

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The Greater Pittston YMCA is partnering with area businesses to create a healthier environment and improve employee productivity. The Pittston organization unveiled its new Corporate Wellness Program this week. The program offers reduced membership rate incentives to companies who have five or more employees interested in joining the facility. “We are excited about our new Corporate Wellness Program and the benefits it offers to the employees of area companies,” said Craig Lukatch, executive director. “The YMCA is focused on healthy living. We have researched the effects of preventative health and fitness in the workplace and the results are inspiring. Not only is the health of employees improved, but their perspective companies benefit from increased productivity, greater retention rates and reduced health care costs.” The Corporate Wellness Program calls for employees to receive a 15% discount on their memberships. Corporate membership advantages include full use of the facility, including the organization’s 2,500 sq. ft. Wellness Center, indoor pool, basketball courts, steam room and sauna and unlimited fitness classes. The membership also includes free babysitting, a complimentary personal training session and discounts on Child Care, Summer Camp, instructional classes and sports leagues. “We have been an established part of the Greater Pittston community for over 100 years,” said Lukatch. “We are constantly striving for ways to become more involved and help improve the lives of the people we serve. This program is another step towards achieving that goal.” Lukatch and representatives of the Greater Pittston YMCA will be visiting area corporations to highlight the Corporate Wellness Program and are encourag-

The library is participating in Operation Christmas Cards by collecting hand made or store bought Christmas greeting cards that will be sent to our troops. Write an encouraging and supportive note and do not seal the envelope. The deadline to bring the cards in is tomorrow, Monday, November 14. Families and Community organizations are encouraged to participate and cards can be dropped off at the library. Teen card making night for the troops is also tomorrow, Monday, November 14 at 7 p.m.


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Misericordia Honor Society helps flooded libraries Misericordia University students in the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society held a book drive on campus to benefit local libraries that were affected by recent flooding. More than 1,000 books were collected during the one-month effort and will be distributed on the weekend of Nov. 19-20 to the damaged Noxen and West Pittston public libraries and the library of the flooded Holy Rosary School in Duryea. The West Pittston and Holy Rosary libraries suffered severe damage from flooding following

tropical Storm Lee in early September and are currently operating in temporary locations until their facilities can be repaired. Thousands of books were lost to the historic flooding. The Sigma Tau Delta students set up collection points throughout campus and encouraged fellow students who went home on fall break to bring books back with them in an effort to help those affected by flooding throughout the Wyoming Valley. They also received numerous donations from faculty and staff on campus.

Ed Strubeck is top vote-getter in borough The Hughestown voter turnout was reported as 431. Councilman Ed Strubeck was high vote getter with 332. Other council totals were: Phil Falvo 298, Wayne Quick Jr. 295, Vince O’Hop 292, Patsy McHale 299. For District Attorney, Jackie Musto Carroll defeated Stefanie Salavantis 269 to 128. Totals for Luzerne County Judge: Magistrate Fred Pierantoni 271, Michael Vogue 286, Lisa Gelb 206, Molly Hanlon Mirabito 233, Jennifer Rogers, Joe Sklarsky 200. Council Meeting

Hughestown Borough Council will meet Monday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 with Wayne Quick presiding.

HUGHESTOWN Quick recently oversaw the demolition of the 40-year-old park concession stand. The stand was demolished through the generosity of Bob Bejeski. Tax Reminder

November 21 will be the last day to pay school taxes in Hugestown at face value. After that date, the penalty value will be in effect. Residents can pay tax collector John Poli at the borough office from 7 to 9 p.m. on Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. or by appointment.

Members of the Misericordia University Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society collected more than 1,000 books to distribute to the flood-ravaged Noxen and West Pittston public libraries and the library of the Holy Rosary School in Duryea. From left, Laura Kingston of Tunkhannock, treasurer; April Dulsky of Dallas; Dr. Amanda Caleb, assistant professor of English and chapter advisor; Michelle Anzalone of Pittston, secretary; Andrew Corbett of Forty Fort, public relations representative; and Carissa Stonier of New Milford. Absent at the time of the photo were officers Aimee Dilucido, president; and Shaun O'Brien, vice president.

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Queen of the Apostles autumn dinner-dance listed Queen of the Apostles Parish will have an autumn dinnerdance Saturday, Nov. 19, from 611 p.m. in St. Mary’s School hall, 742 Spring St. The event will include a full dinner buffet catered by Colarusso’s La Palazzo followed by entertainment with DJ Johnny Superstar playing the greatest hits of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. There will also be a grand raffle where patrons will have an opportunity to win one of two overnight getaway packages at the Courtyard Marriot, Moosic, which also include a set of lift tickets for Sno Mountain. Dinner dance tickets are $17.50 per person and are available by calling the rectory at 457-3412 or Jenny Long at 6546239. Soda and water will be provided, but patrons may bring their own alcoholic beverages. Dress is casual. Raffle tickets will be on sale after Masses today, Nov. 13, and at the dance. Happy Birthday

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The Rev. Joseph Bertha, Ph.D. and the parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church invite the community to their 15th annual feast day dinner today, Nov. 13, from 1-3 p.m. in the church hall, 205 North Main St., Pittston. The menu includes stuffed boneless chicken breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cake, and your choice of coffee, tea, or a soft drink. Dinners are $9 for adults and $6 for children. Takeouts will be available too. In addition to the great food, there will also be a raffle with various prizes. Women’s Guild

Queen of the Apostles Parish’s women’s guild will meet today at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s School auditorium, 742 Spring St. Pastoral Council

Queen of the Apostles Parish will have a pastoral council meeting Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Rectory, 715 Hawthorne St. Yard Waste

Avoca Borough will have a yard waste collection Tuesday, Nov. 15 weather permitting. In addition to collecting grass clippings and leaves, the borough workers will also collect other yard waste including shrubs, hedge clippings, and tree limbs. Please note that grass clippings, leaves, and brush must be placed in separate containers. The tree limbs should not exceed three feet in length and onehalf inch in diameter. Please note that rocks, stones, dirt, and animal waste are not acceptable forms of yard waste and will not be collected. A maximum of three open containers, not exceeding 30 pounds, will be al-

lowed per collection. Please do not put your collection items in plastic bags. Collection items should be placed curbside by 8 a.m. on the collection date. Social Concerns

Queen of the Apostles Parish will have a social concerns committee meeting Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Rectory, 715 Hawthorne St. Photos with Santa

There will be a “Photo with Santa Day” Sunday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Big Lots in the Birney Plaza, Moosic. Attendees are invited to bring their children and pets to have their pictures taken. The pictures are $10 each. Attendees will receive their photos that day and have the opportunity to order more pictures and photo Christmas cards online. There will also be other types of holiday fun including a bake sale, dogs for adoption, and raffles. All proceeds will benefit Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc., Duryea. Pizza Raffle

The Avoca Fire Department is currently sponsoring a prize raffle. The drawing is November 20. The prizes include gift certificates from Wal-Mart, Domino’s Pizza, Cooper’s Seafood, Cinemark, Subway, Perkins, the Moosic Diner, the Tipsy Turtle, and a $50 gift card sponsored by Piccini Surveying. There are also free passes for snow tubing at Sno Mountain. The grand prize is a $500 Visa gift card. Tickets, which are $2 each or three for $5, can be purchased by calling the fire department at 457-2894. They will also be available at St. Mary’s/SS. Peter and Paul’s Parish after the weekend Masses on

November 12 and 13. For more information visit the station on the web Worship Committee

Queen of the Apostles Parish’s worship committee will meet Monday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Rectory, 715 Hawthorne St. Food Collection

Queen of the Apostles Parish’s social concerns committee is collecting non-perishable food items for the Thanksgiving food baskets for the needy. Donations can be dropped off in the collection boxes in St. Mary’s Church vestibule. If you or someone you know needs a basket please call 457-1107. Basketball Camp

There will be a Stan Waleski Black Friday Basketball Camp Friday, Nov. 25 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s Oblates Seminary gymnasium, 1880 Highway 315, Pittston. The camp is open to boys and girls in grades 2-8. The camp features fundamentals, skills, team play, competitions, and fun. All attendees will receive a camp Tshirt and certificate. For registration information, please contact Coach Waleski at 457-1206 or or Coach LoBrutto at 654-8030. VFW Auxiliary

The Ladies Auxiliary to V.F.W. Post 8335 will have their annual Christmas party Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. at the post home, 915 Main St. The chairperson is Betty Lewis, and the co-chair is Sandy Rosser. Guests of members are welcome to attend. Gifts will be exchanged and reservations can be made until December 1 by calling Mary Orluk at 457-5999 or June Fitzgerald at 457-9604. The hostesses for the evening will be Patricia Rinkus, Marilyn O’Boyle, and Mickey Vermac.

Choral Concert

Queen of the Apostles Parish will host a concert by the Catholic Choral Society of Scranton Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St. The public is invited to attend. Christmas Party

The Queen of the Apostles Parish women’s guild will have its Christmas party Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. at Colarusso’s LaPalazzo, Moosic. Tickets are $25 per person. To make a reservation, please contact Debbie Callahan at 457-8887 or Chris Martin at 457-2963. Closing Mass DVDs

Queen of the Apostles Parish is accepting orders for DVDs from the closing Mass of SS. Peter and Paul Church. DVDs are $16 each and $19 to have it mailed directly to your home. Please call the rectory at 4573412 to place your order. Ladies Exercise

The Langcliffe Ladies Exercise program meets Monday through Friday from 7-8 a.m. The suggested donation is $20 monthly. The group is considering adding an hour-long class on Saturday at 10 a.m. The suggested donation for the class is $5 for those who do not attend the weekly class. For more information, please call 881-3379. Until Next Time

That’s about it for this week! If you would like something to appear in next Sunday’s edition of the Avoca News, please e-mail or call me with your information by Thursday at noon. You can email me atavocahappenings@verizon.netor call me at 457-3351. Please be sure to include your name and phone number with any correspondence in case I need to reach you. Have a great week!


The Duryea Wildcats B-team finished the season undefeated and didn’t allow a single point for the entire season and won the 2012 Super Bowl. The C-team was the Super Bowl runner up Cheerleaders and football players are reminded by team officials to return their uniforms to the equipment stand Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Banquet tickets can be purchased at this time. Election of the board members will take place Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at the concession stand at the Wildcats field, corner of Kramer and Shaft streets. The Wildcats’ banquet is December 4 from 1-5 p.m. at the Best Western Genetti Hotel & Conference Center,WilkesBarre. For more information, visit the Duryea Wildcats Football page on Facebook.



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Community Thanksgiving Prayer Service next Sunday The Third Annual Community Thanksgiving Prayer Service will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, at Holy Mother of Sorrows Church. Homilist for the service will be Father Joseph Verespy. During the service, a collection will be taken to benefit the Greater Pittston Food Pantry. Food items needed are dry stuffing mix along with canned gravy, cranberry sauce, vegetables, soups and sweet potatoes. Food offering can be left on the back porch of Sacred Hearth Church or dropped off at today’s Masses. Following the service, a social will be held at the Holy Mother of Sorrows Parish Hall.

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Dupont Lions will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, at the VFW, Main Street, Dupont. The Lions annual fundraiser is underway and tickets, at $10 each, are available from any club member. Match the Lottery tickets will begin on Nov. 28 and run through Dec. 24. All proceeds benefit the Halloween Safety Stations, Children’s Christmas Party and annual Easter Egg Hunt.

The Dupont V.F.W. Post 4909 Home Association will hold its annual Christmas Dinner-Dance on Saturday, Dec.10 at the post home. Music and entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. will be provided by Template. A dinner buffet will be served from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. with the bar open from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Donation is $25. For tickets and reservations, see Bob Lopata at the post home or call him at 654-9104. Deadline for tickets is Dec. 9.

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Reservations for this year’s Annual Children’s Christmas Party set for 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17 at the VFW Post 4909 an be made by contacting Patty or Joan at the municipal office. Each child will receive gift cards, candy treats and a ticket toward winning prizes. Santa along with Mrs. Claus, Rudolph and special guest will arrive at 1:30 p.m.

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Sportsmen’s Club

The Elm St. Sportsmen’s Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. tonight, Nov. 13 at the Polish American Citizens Club, Dupont. John Lizak will preside. Council Meeting

Dupont Borough Council monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15. On the agenda will be the second reading of the 2012 budget, updates on continuing projects, issues with the pedestrian bridge on Lidy Creek near Center and Jackson/White streets, new businesses and a discussion/vote about a police dog. Tax Reminder



William Elko, tax collector, announced the last day of face value for the 2011 school taxes will be Monday, Nov. 21. Office hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays.

Greens Sale

Sacred Heart of Jesus Welcoming Committee is sponsoring a Christmas Greens Sale offering wreaths, logs and crosses. Samples and order forms will be in the church vestibule through the month of November with orders, complete with payment, due by Dec. 1. Checks should be made payable to “Sacred Heart.” For more information, contact Tammy at 457-3855. Pets with Santa

Santa will be at The Big Lots Store in the Birney Plaza in Moosic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, to take pictures with children with pets. Pictures are $10 each and all proceeds will benefit Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc. Potato Pancakes

Holy Mother of Sorrows Annual Advent Potato Pancake and Clam Chowder Dinner will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 at the parish hall. Takeouts are available from 1 p.m. A donation of $7 includes pancakes, soup, dessert and beverage.

Wafer Dinner

The Women’s Society of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church will hold its annual Christmas Wafer Dinner at 2 p.m. on January 15 at the parish hall. Cost is $10 per person and is due at time of reservation. Reservations can be made by calling Diane Skrzysowski at 654-6639 or Carol Klimek at 654-3713. Deadline for reservations is Dec. 28. VFW Meeting

The V.F.W. Post 4909 will hold meet on Monday, Dec. 5 at the post home. Commander Dave Burrier will preside. Service Schedule

Dupont services schedule: Monday, Nov. 14 - Purple refuse bags Tuesday, Nov.15 - Yard waste 30 lb. limit Wednesday, Nov.16 – Recycling bottles and cans Elko’s Raffle

Weekly Winners of Elko’s Jr. Bowlers annual fundraiser: Prize-#261Tom Spurlin; 2ndPrize-#7-Evan Elko; 3rdPrize-# 180- Charles Kulick; 4thPrize-#179- Mark Kulick. Bowling Results

Dupont Lanes Bowling Leagues scores: Junior/Senior High Scratch Series Scores: Men’s Division:Billy Jr. Elko,

627; Peter Kulick, 626; Kyle Berlinski, 580; Michael Lenchak, 553; Kevin Boone, 533. Women’s Division: Katie Wynn, 474; Irene Magdon, 447; Michelle Grossbauer, 329. Pittston Twp VFW High Scratch Series Scores:Jack Casper, 700; Joe Sr. Walsh, 608; Joe Argenio, 596; Joe Umbra, 574; Larry Jr. O’Brien, 538; Joe Jr. Walsh, 530; John Blattner, 527; Jim Stefanowicz, 526; Jim Chimento, 501; Joe Dalessandro, 498. Warehouse Mixed High Scratch Series Scores: Men’s Division:John Borgia, 671; Ron Shaw, 572; Steve Seeley, 567; Chris DeHaas, 558; Dan Zingaretti, 551. Women’s Division:Melony Yurek, 443; Michelle Moscatelli, 406; Nicole August, 327; Noel Horwath, 307. Magic Circle High Scratch Series Scores: Men’s Division: Kyle Wagner, 629; Paul Chmiel, 628; Chris Renfer, 618; Wally Zieminski, 594; Michael Rebovich, 591; Bill Pupa, 585; Matt Charney, 583; Rich JR. Aston, 560; Drew Nicholson, 539; Joseph Chmiel, 530. Women’s Division: Lis Heck, 494;Debbie Stevens, 405; Sarah Helcoski, 329; Ashley Fuller, 268. Universal High Scratch Series Scores: William Elko, 676; David Titton, 652; Mark Prebish, 627; Dale Reese, 623; Edward Collins, 618; Jerry Coggins, 579; Tom Titton, 575; Mike Gotcha, 570; Ryan O’Malley, 552; Francis Pupa, 551. National High Scratch Series Scores: Allyn Jr. Ferretti, 697; Chris Yonki, 681; John Pisano, 668; Jerry Coggins, 663; Neal Elko, 655; Lisa Menichini, 654; Bruce Rydzy, 638; Edward Collins, 613; Allyn Sr. Ferretti, 609; Matt Felter, 602. Dupont Bowlerettes High Scratch Series Scores: Debbie Stevens, 518; Trisha Chmiel, 517; MaryAnn Shugdinis, 498; Marytheresa Pupa, 478; MaryLou Fereck, 472; Ann Alfano, 446; Donna Kasa, 439; Kim Kishel, 434; Rose McDade, 433; Helen Zapotoski, 433. American High Scratch Series Scores:

Edward Collins, 694; John Grohowski, 689; Francis Pupa, 659; Dave Kern, 654; Mark Kulick, 633; Rich Sr. Aston, 630; Pete Latona, 619; Tom Titton, 584; Neal Elko, 579. Sunday Night Mixed High Scratch Series Scores: Men’s Division: Francis Pupa, 593; Vito Buzzetta, 588; Joe Sr. Wruble, 521; Gene Wasko, 519; Russ Stevens, 517. Women’s Division: Courtney McKitish, 502; Gracelynn Williamson, 434; MaryLou Fereck, 408; Marianne Argenio, 383; Marytheresa Pupa, 380. Prep Boys High Scratch Series Scores: Evan Elko, 394; Joey Jones, 345; Jesse Carlen, 343; Jacob Morreale, 300; Zachary Garbarino, 289; Calvin Sutcliffe, 279; Jimmy Dillon, 257; Tommy Dessoye, 245; Dylan Kelly, 238; Caden Sutcliffe, 232. Bantam/Prep Mixed High Scratch Series Scores: Boy’s Division: Jeremy Lavelle, 210; Martin Kuna, 183; Tyler Cegelka, 174; Marc Piechota, 173; Zachary Elko, 165; Jared Dickson, 114; Chaz Sciandra, 114; Jacob Dobrowalski, 103; Sean Connors, 96; Matthew Steinkirchner, 91. Girl’s Division: Isabella Halapin, 180; Janelle Dudek, 170; Makenzie Kaminski, 130; Kacie Fisk, 110; Madison Mesaris, Emily Dessoye, 83. Mixed Girls High Scratch Series Scores: Sara Lukowich, 374; Erin Donnelly, 360; Danielle Zydko, 320; Callie Kipp, 319; Alex McKitish, 312; Katrina Dillon, 311; Elizabeth Charney, 301; Leah Hodick, 300; Gina Kirkpatrick, 274; Samantha Piechota, 266. Mixed Boys High Scratch Series Scores: Peter Kulick, 652; David Zydko, 544; Stephen Yuhas, 487; Spencer Saxon, 462; Paul Greco, 441; Justin Coyne, 414; Michael Elko, 412; Joey Musto, 400; Anthony Zimmerman, 353; Evan Esposito, 351. Got News?

If you have an article which you would like to submit send information to or call 407-0231.Send your news items by Wednesday evening. Please include a contact phone number.

This will be the final week the Duryea Borough Street Department will collect flood debris from properties impacted by the September floods. Any resident who places debris curbside is asked to place it in bags or containers. Residents who are remodeling their homes must have their contractors get a dumpster to dispose of the new construction materials. The borough will not collect them. For more information, please call Lois Morreale at 655-2829. Super Bowl Champs

The Duryea Wildcats B-team finished the season undefeated and didn’t allow a single point for the entire season and won the 2012 Super Bowl. The C-team was the Super Bowl runner up Cheerleaders and football players are reminded by team officials to return their uniforms to the equipment stand Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Banquet tickets can be purchased at this time. Election of the board members will take place Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at the concession stand at the Wildcats field, corner of Kramer and Shaft streets. The Wildcats’ banquet is December 4 from 1-5 p.m. at the Best Western Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, WilkesBarre. For more information, visit the Duryea Wildcats Football page on Facebook. Website Update


Legion Meeting

The members of American Legion Post 585 will meet today at 1 p.m. at the post home, 329 Main St. American Legion Post 585will host a Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, Nov. 24 at the post home, 329 Main St. All members (regular, auxiliary, S.A.L.S., and social) are welcome to attend. For dinner time, please stop by the post. American Legion Post 585 is conducting their annual Feed the Needy Christmas Basket program. Non-perishable food items can be brought to the post home, 329 Main St. The members are in need of extra donations due to the economy and flood disasters. Legion Auxiliary

Dues for the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 585 are now being accepted for 2012. Anyone who has not paid their dues or updated their information is asked to do so as soon as possible. Also any female, adult or child, who is interested in becoming a member of the auxiliary, is welcome to inquire about the application process. To be eligible, the applicant must be a relative of a veteran, living or deceased. For more information, call the post at 457-4242 or stop by the post home. Little League

The Duryea Little League will have its monthly meeting today at 7 p.m. at the Duryea V.F.W. Post 1227, 492 Stephenson St. Dinner Today

The Rev. Joseph Bertha, Ph.D. and the parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church invite the community to their 15th annual feast day dinner today, Nov. 13, from 1-3 p.m. in the church hall, 205

North Main St., Pittston. The menu includes stuffed boneless chicken breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cake, and your choice of coffee, tea, or a soft drink. Dinners are $9 for adults and $6 for children. Takeouts will be available too. In addition to the food, there will also be a raffle with various prizes. Sons of the Legion

The Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 585 will meet today at 3 p.m. at the post home, 329 Main St. Dues are still being collected. Council Meeting

The Duryea Borough Council will meet Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St. The work session and monthly meeting will take place at this time. The public is invited to attend. Pets with Santa

There will be a “Photo with Santa Day” Sunday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Big Lots in the Birney Plaza, Moosic. Attendees are invited to bring their children and pets to have their pictures taken. The pictures are $10 each. Attendees will receive their photos that day and have the opportunity to order more pictures and photo Christmas cards online. There will also be other types of holiday fun including a bake sale, dogs for adoption, and raffles. All proceeds will benefit Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc., Duryea.

Crossin Towers, 500 Brown St. Entertainment will be provided by “Changing Habits” formerly known as “Sister Act” from Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas. The menu includes salad, penne pasta and meatballs, roast beef, baked ham with pineapple, mashed potatoes with gravy, broccoli casserole, rolls, dessert, and coffee, tea, or soda. Admission is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. To make a reservation and obtain payment information, please call Peggy at 457-2333 or Marie at 457-7079 by Nov. 22. Reservations are limited to 50 people. Flood Donations

The “Help for Duryea Flood Victims” relief program is still accepting donations for flood victims. The volunteers organizing this effort encourage not only Duryea residents but also any person who has been impacted by the flood to come to the collection site at the former Zambor’s building,177 Foote Ave., to gather items to assist them as they rebuild their lives. Currently, the volunteers have numerous pieces of bedroom and living room furniture available, and they are seeking small kitchen appliances. If you would like to help or to schedule a pick-up time, please call Rose at 259-8629. Germania Bingo

The Germania Hose Company

bingo is back and under new management! Weekly bingo takes place Tuesdays at the hose company, 430 Foote Ave. The doors open at 5 p.m. There will be 20 regular games, $100 prizes, and a guaranteed $1,000 jackpot. There will also be an early bird jackpot at 6:30 p.m. Rides are available by calling 451-3750 or 407-4236. Post Office Repairs

In order to keep the U.S. Post Office operating in Duryea, the Duryea V.F.W. Post 1227, which owns the building, needs to do major repairs at the facility. The roof will be replaced soon, the ceiling tiles inside will be replaced, and a fresh coat of paint will be applied to the ceiling. To help offset the cost of these repairs, the community can send donations to Building Fund #2 c/o of Penn Security Bank, Main Street, Duryea, PA 18642. Until Next Time

That’s about it for this week! If you would like something to appear in next Sunday’s edition of the Duryea News, please email or call me with your information by Thursday at noon. You can e-mail me at or call me at 457-3351. Please be sure to include your name and phone number with any correspondence in case I need to reach you. Have a great week!

REHOSKI’S MARKET 201 Foote Avenue, Duryea FREE DELIVERY! CALL 457-8881

OPEN DAILY: 6 a.m.-7 p.m. • Saturday & Sunday ‘til 5 p.m.

Crossin Party

Chuck Roast ......................................$3.59 lb Extra Lean Stewing Beef ................... $3.99 lb. Fresh Cut Minute Steaks.................... $4.99 lb. Pork Butt Steaks................................ $1.99 lb. Seasoned Butt Porketta ..................... $2.99 lb. Smoked Bacon.................................. $4.99 lb.

The members of the Friendly Social Club at Crossin Towers will have their annual Christmas party Sunday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. in the community room of Frank P.

Turkey Breast ....................................$5.99 lb. Slicing & Stick Pepperoni..................$4.99 lb. Provolone Cheese.............................$4.99 lb.



The webmasters of have just added close to 5,000 new items to the website including more than 2,600 news articles from the Wilkes-Barre Sunday Independent circa 1913-1953. This brings the total number of photos and documents on the site to over 30,000. This update also has information on Duryea politics, sports, church, school events, obituaries, and general town news. If you would like to provide any photos or documents pertaining to pre-1965 Duryea, call Diane at 457-4791, Faith at 4572517, Mike at 655-8366, or Bernie at (973) 838-7126.



Flood debris collection ends in borough


JFK school Vera Bradley Bingo today The JFK Elementary School in the Wyoming Area Vera Bradley Bingo Fundraiser is today, Sunday, Nov. 13, in the Wyoming Area Secondary Center cafeteria at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20. Tickets will be available at the door but seating is limited. WA Senior Parents

The WA senior parents will meet on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Secondary Center in room 164. Planning for the all-night party continues. All senior parents are invited to attend. Friendly Circle

The Friendly Circle Seniors will meet on Nov. 17 in the Exeter Community Room, Schooley Avenue. Host is Cheryl Phipher. Pizza and refreshments will be served and bingo will be played. New members are always welcome. Cosmopolitan Seniors



The Cosmopolitan Seniors, a Project HEAD club, are meeting Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 1 p.m. at St. Anthony Center, in Exeter. Vic Malinowski will preside. Host/ hostesses are Theresa Bekanich, Frank Fountain, Bernie and Gene Lavin, and Marie Mantione. The previous meeting was attended by 56 members and two guests. After the call to order by President Malinowski, Vice President Joe Kleback led the group in prayer, pledge of allegiance and a patriotic song. Secretary Terri Mislan read the minutes, President Vic reported the bank balance in the absence of the treasurer, introduced Helen Zarychta as a prospective member, announced Rosemary Golinski as a new member, and welcomed back several members

who missed meetings. Mary Kovaleski announced the menu for the Christmas dinner and party. Reservations the party must be made by October 29. A display recognizing all branches of service in honor of Veteran’s Day was made by Joe Kleback. After the meeting the group enjoyed refreshments and played bingo. 50/50 winners were: Theresa Blasavage, Maureen Gosart, Rose Gunsior, Regina Lavin, and Frances Poluske. Maryann Markowski won the special game and the Bingo jackpot was won by Toni Hall. Travel coordinator Johanna is accepting reservations for a Mount Airy Casino trip on Wednesday, December 14 with pickups in Exeter and Pittston. Non-members welcome. Details

can be obtained from Johanna at 655-2720. St. Barbara Parish

The Catholic Women’s Organization of the parish is sponsoring a food drive. Parishioners are asked to donate non perishable food items. Containers will be provided in both churches. These items will be delivered after each weekend to the Greater Pittston Food Pantry. The Food Pantry is in great need due to the recent flooding. This will be an ongoing parish project. The Christian Women’s Organization is meeting Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center. New members are always welcome. The next choir rehearsal will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at St. Cecilia’s Church. New members are welcome. The annual Advent Retreat, hosted by the Josephite-Marellian Laity Association, is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4 at the

Oblate-staffed parish of Holy Annunciation in Hazleton. The retreat is free and open to the public and bus transportation will be provided to and from Hazleton. The bus will leave at 2 p.m. for the Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary, Route 315, Laflin. Retreat begins at 3 p.m., which includes conferences, confessions, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and a concluding Mass at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will follow the Mass. If you are planning to attend, contact the seminary office (654-7542) in order to provide properly for bus transportation. Reminder

That is all for this week; remember if you have any events or news you would like listed in the Exeter Town column, you can reach me at 287-3349

Grant enables construction of trail to 10 St. school


1.42 mile stretch will be part of 19-mile West Side Trail West Wyoming was awarded a PennDOT and a Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grant to design and construct a 1.42 mile trail that will provide safe access for pedestrians to the Tenth Street Elementary School. The purpose of these grants is to encourage youth and parents to live active healthy lifestyles by providing safe routes to schools. This is a portion of the West Side Trail, a 19 mile trail that connects Wyoming, West Wyoming, Exeter and West Pittston. The trail is a diverse trail that builds and maintains sustainable and attractive communities with sections in the downtown business districts that encourage revitalization of this area by beautifying main streets and providing safe useable walkways and curbing. Safe Route to School improvements will replace cracked and crumbling sidewalks and

WEST WYOMING NEWS curbs, ensure all crossings are handicap accessible, remove trees where sidewalks are upheaved, replace blacktop walkways and drive aprons with concrete and correct ingress and egress driveways at no cost to the resident or business. Information can be provided to obtain a PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit at a reduced cost. PennDOT will also take names of residents that would like to obtain trees for the tree lawn. The project manger Karen Szwast will be visiting residents along Shoemaker Ave. from 8th Street to Dailey Park (east side) and residents along 8th Street from Shoemaker to Charney Park (south side) and 8th Street to Wyoming Borough Line. Construction is expected in

2012. Leaf Collection

Residents are advised that leaves need to be placed in open containers in order to be collected. Collection dates are set for November 28 and December 12. Senior Citizens

The regular meeting of the Wyoming/ West Wyoming Seniors will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 1:30 p.m. in St Monica meeting room with President Frank Perfinski presiding. Servers are Theresa Kennedy, Olga Mizin and Joann Kwasny. November birthdays celebrated are Charmaine Potenza, Paul Piccillo, Helen Ostroski and Marie Schwiger.

Fifty-fifty winners were Donna Pocceschi, Ann Kosloski, Angeline Zagursky and Marion Pocceschi. There were five bingo jackpot winners. The Christmas dinner committee consisting of Betty O’Hara, Irene Zelinski, Angie Zagursky, andNancy Marcy made final plans for the affair to be held on Dec. 6 at the St Monica hall. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. New members are always welcome and to inquire, call Angie Mastruzzo at 693-ll04. There will be refreshments and bingo will be played. Sanitation Stickers

Sanitation stickers are now on sale at the Town Hall, weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. All residences in West Wyoming must purchase a sticker. The cost remains the same as last year, $200. If purchased be-

fore January 31, 2012, senior citizens (65 and older) will receive a $25 rebate ($175), all others receive a $15 rebate ($185). If purchased from February 128, 2012, the full price will be charged, $200. After February 28, 2012, the cost will be $300 for the year and citations will be filed with the District Magistrate for noncompliance with the Ordinance. Stickers are also available through the mail: West Wyoming Borough Building, 464 West 8thStreet, P.O. Box 4035, 464 West 8thStreet, West Wyoming PA 18644. Visa, MasterCard and Mac are accepted Website

Visit the West Wyoming Website If any residents are interested in receiving a monthly e-newsletter from the borough, please visit the website for more details.

While Pittston Area may have won the big game last week, Wyoming Area will be defending last year’s title in the Moose Pizza Bowl today at 2:00 p.m. The public is invited to stop by the Moose to cheer on your team in this annual contest to consume the most pizza in 30 minutes. Mariano’s Pizza, Exeter, is donating the pizza. Contestants will be competing to receive a $500 scholarship for a qualified scholastic athlete at the winning school. The scholarship recipient must be a member of the high school class of 2012 and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (C+) or higher at the end of the third quarter of the school year. He or she must have participated in a varsity sport during the 20112012 school year. All qualified applicants at the winning school will be eligible for the random drawing to be held at graduation. Moose Lodge 1207 is located at 425 Exeter Ave, West Pittston. The Moose is part of an international organization of men and women dedicated to bringing communities closer together, caring for young and old, and celebrating life. Moose Lodges and Chapters provide nearly $50-million worth of local community service annually. Women’s Club

The West Pittston Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 1:30 p.m. This meeting will be the jewelry auction and members are asked to bring 1-piece of jewelry to be auctioned off. Chairwoman is Ann Alaimo. Committee members are Rosalie Bugelholl, Sybil Burkel, Lorraine Hastie, Rosa Khalife McCracken and Louise Wrubel. Reservations and money will be taken at this meeting for the Swoyersville Playhouse to see White Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 1:00 p.m. Reservations and money will also be taken for the annual Christmas luncheon at Fox Hill Country Club on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 12:30 p.m. Friends are always welcome. WA Senior Parents

Tony Callaio 654-5358 ter in room 164. Planning for the may submit their letter to presiAll-Night Party continues. All or senior parents are encouraged to mail to PO Box 3127, West Pittston, PA 18643. attend. Rams Celebration

Drama Parents

The West Pittston Rams yearend celebration will be held next Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center Cafeteria, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. There will be awards, trophies, a catered menu, fun, basket raffles, a DJ and dancing. If anyone would like to donate a basket for the raffle, please let a board member know. Tickets are adults, $18.00 and children ages 4-10, $12.00. Registered players and cheerleaders, free of charge. Reservations due by November 14. Reservations will also be taken at the Charity Bowl, Nov. 13 at Sobeski Stadium. The Rams announced that letters of interest for 2012 Board positions are being accepted until Nov. 30. Elections will be held in December. Interested parties

The Wyoming Area Drama Parents are sponsoring a Holiday Poinsettia Sale. A 6-inch pot (1 stem) is $12.00 and a 7 1/2-inch pot (2 stems) is $16.00. Orders and money are due on December 5. Vouchers will be given out and the Poinsettia’s can be picked up at Carmen’s Flowers and Gifts, Wyoming Ave, Exeter until Dec. 17. Contact any Drama Parent to place an order. Library Notes

Weekly Story Time - Every Friday, 1:00 p.m. Wind, money, fish, sunshine, birds, picnics, bugs. What do these things have in common? They’re all prior Story Time themes. Sign up by Wednesday of each week. Beginner Yoga - Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. $7.00 drop-in;

Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa Dec. 4 Members of the Wyoming Area Kiwanis Club completed plans for their 17th Annual Breakfast with Santa to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Wyoming Area High School cafeteria. Children and parents will be welcomed into Santa’s Wonderland where there will be crafts for the children, face painting and Christmas card making. The breakfast of eggs, pancakes, sausage, and juice, coffee, tea and milk will cost $6 for adults and $3 for children. Infants under 2 years of age will be served for free. Santa will arrive and professional photos by PSP Photos will be available. Parents may also sign up for letters from Santa to be sent to their child during the breakfast. The Kiwanis Club, along with

Welsh Classes

The Welsh language classes will be held Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Congregational Church, 500 Luzerne Avenue, from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Classes will continue until September, 2012 and will be held the first and third Saturdays of any given month. Contact Chris Hastie for details at 570-905-9074. Street Department

West Pittston residents are requested to follow the street sweeping schedule for leaf pick up. Leaves are to be raked in piles or placed in open containers and left on the tree lawn for removal by the borough. Taxes Due

West Pittston Tax Collector George L. Miller announces taxes are now in the Face Value phase until Dec. 1. Office hours are: Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturdays 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and by appointment. If a receipt is requested, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with the entire bill. For an appointment, call 570-655-3801. Any property owners not receiving a tax bill are requested to contact the tax office at 655-7782 ext. 232. Birthday Notes

Celebrating this week are: Ann Sorick, 11/13; Aaron Carter (not the singer), 11/13; Jill Powers-Orth, 11/13; Brendan Carter, 11/15; Frankie Trottini, 11/15; Rosemary Zezza Ferrise, 11/16; Denise Chiampi, 11/16; and Lauren Rachkowski, 11/19. Thought for the Week

You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips. Planning the Wyoming Area Kiwanis Club's 17th Annual Breakfast with Santa are, from left, Past President Carl Worthington, Breakfast Chair Jaime Hizynski, President Bob Orlando and member Sandy Touw.

the Key Club and Builders Club will offer chances on Harry Potter baskets, boy and girl toy baskets and Christmas trees. Tickets may be pre-ordered by calling 287-6204 and leaving a

message with your name and the number of tickets needed. All tickets will be paid for at the door. Although walk-ins are welcome, those with tickets will have priority seating.

Quote of the Week

“I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.” – Martin Luther Bumper Sticker

Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.


The WA senior parents will meet Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7:00 p.m. at the Secondary Cen-


discounted punch passes available. Anne Bramblett Barr, library director and certified yoga instructor, leads a class for all experience levels. Participants, however, must be able to comfortably and quickly move up and down from the floor. By building a strong foundation in classical yoga postures, proper breathing and alignment, you will increase your strength, flexibility, range of motion, balance and feel more focused and relaxed. Classes are held in the former American Legion Building at 316 Linden St. by the Montgomery Ave. Elementary School. Introducing two new yoga classes with certified yoga instructor Corrine Farrell: Vinyasa Yoga (All Levels) - Mondays, 6:30-7:45 p.m. 316 Linden St. $7.00 drop-in; Discounted punch pass available. Softening into Strength: The Art of Letting Go (All Levels) Thursdays, 5:45-7:00 p.m.316 Linden St.$7.00 drop-in; Discounted punch pass available. By letting go of tightness and contraction in the body and mind, participants release into inherent and unlimited healing potential.


Warriors-Patriots square off today in ‘Pizza Bowl’


Police Chief Ragantesi retires after 38 years Wyoming Borough Police Chief Chief William Ragantesi retired on Oct. 1 after 38 years of service. Chief Ragantesi began his career with the Wyoming Police Department in March of 1973 as a part-time officer and rose to full-time patrolman, assistant chief of police then chief. Shortly before his retirement, Ragantesi was presented with a letter of commendation for his role in helping a potentially suicidal person on the 8th Street Bridge. The chief pulled the individual to safety. Holiday Events

The borough and Rec Board’s Holiday Santa Parade is Sunday, November 20 at 2 p.m. on Wyoming Avenue from First Street to Forty Fort. The Wyoming Recreation Board’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is Saturday, Nov. 26, at Butler Street Park. Santa will ride at 4:30 p.m. from First Street to the park via Wyoming Ave, 10th Street, Clarke St. to 8th Street and then to Butler Street Park. There will be Christmas carolers, hot chocolate and cookies. Bring a camera for photos with Santa. Interested non-food vendors may contact John Bolin at 693-1940 for a spot on the basketball court. Lighting will not be provided, so the non-food vendors’ selling time will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. It is $20 a spot. There will also be a Chinese auction. To donate gift cards or baskets contact Jeanne Wisnewski at 905-1946. Children’s Holiday Party is Sunday, December 11 at 1p.m. at 10th Street School Cafeteria. The Holiday House Decorating Contest: Judging begins the week of December 12.


Breakfast with Santa

Wyoming Masonic Lodge # 468’s Breakfast with Santa is Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. at Applebee’s neighborhood Grill & Bar in the Wegman’s Shopping Center in Wilkes-Barre Township. Tickets are $6 for breakfast and each child will receive a present from Santa. Call for Tickets: Ray Silveri 407-3207 or James

THE WYOMINGS EILEEN CIPRIANI 287-3349 p.m. The presentation is free of Benedict 881-3298 charge but due to limited space, please call the library to register WA Senior Parents at 693-1364. The book is a testament to The WA senior parents will meet on November16 at 7 p.m. at children like herself who lived in the Secondary Center in room a commune and when it fell apart 164. Planning for the all-night had to figure out how to live in party is on the agenda. All senior the real world. Through December 16 Story parents are invited to attend. Time for pre-school children ages 3 to 5 from is 11 a.m. to noon. Library News Space is limited. Call the library Ven. Lama Rinchen Phuntsok at 693-1364 to reserve a place. will give a series of talks on TibeThe Book Discussion Group tan Buddhism, its philosophy meets on the second Wednesday and meditation practices. Lama of each month at noon in the Rinchen is an accomplished Miller Room. New members are meditation practitioner and welcome. teacher served as the head of The Friends of the Wyoming Monasteries in India and Nepal. Free Library meet on the third The talks are Thursday, Dec. 1, Wednesday of the month. Dues 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Introduc- are $5 per year. The Friends plan tion to Tibetan Buddhism; Fri- events, parties and fund-raising day, Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 programs for the Library. p.m., Karma and Refuge in Tibe“The Crafty Ant” as she is tan Buddhism; Saturday, Dec. 3, called by relatives and friends, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Purifica- has created clothes for the Amertion Practices in Tibetan Budd- ican Doll. She has hundreds of hism; Saturday, Dec. 3, 2:30 p.m. pieces from skirts and slacks to to 4:30 p.m., Guru Yoga in Tibe- blouses and dresses and coats tan Buddhism; Sunday, Dec. 4, and hats and more. Contact her 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; Tibetan on the email atViews on Death and Dying, Part All pro1 and Sunday, Dec. 4, 2:30 to ceeds are donated to the Library. 4:30 p.m. Tibetan Views on Death and Dying, Part 2. The winners of our Nov. 5 Senior citizens The regular meeting of the Vendor Show Raffle were: Susan Maria, Lia Sophia Jewelry and WWW Seniors is Tuesday, Nov. Basket; Jean Ragantesi, Mary 15, at 1:30 p.m. in St Monica Kay Bag; Colleen Fetch, Avon meeting room with President Basket; Susan Doty, Dove Choc- Frank Perfinski presiding. Servolates Certificate; Joanne Valen- ers are Theresa Kennedy, Olga ti, Celebrating Home Basket; Mizin and Joann Kwasny. November birthdays are CharSusan Maria, "31" Bag; Jean Ramaine Potenza, Paul Piccillo, gantesi, Mia Bella Basket; Molly, Snips and Curls Soaps; Ms. Helen Ostroski and Marie Parra, American Girl Doll Schwiger. Fifty-fifty winners Clothes; Susan H., bag of orna- were Donna Pocceschi, Ann ments; Margie Cosgrove, Denni- Kosloski, Angeline Zagursky and Marion Pocceschi. The son Wood Turning Bowl. Thanks to the vendors, librar- Christmas dinner committee ian John Roberts, members of consisting of Betty O’Hara, the Friends, The Wyoming Hose Irene Zelinski, Angie Zagursky, Co. # 1 Paramedics, volunteers and Nancy Marcy made final and the shoppers who made the plans for the dinner on Dec. 6 at the St. Monica hall at 1p.m. show a success. New members are welcome. Cecelia Galante, author of “The Patron Saint of Butterflies” Call Angie Mastruzzo at 693will be at the Wyoming Free Li- ll04. brary on Monday, Nov. 14 at 6

Police chief willian Ragantesi retired after 38 years of service. PHOTO BY BILL TARUTIS

St. Monica’s Parish

Bible Study will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, after the 7 p.m. Mass. The St. Monica’s Men’s Group’s pasta dinner is at the Church Hall on W. 8th Street from noon until 5 p.m. today, Sunday. Nov. 13. The dinner includes: salad, bread and butter, desert, coffee and beverage. Bring your own container for take-outs. It’s $8 for Adults and $6 for children under 12. Tickets may be purchased after Mass. The St. Monica Parish Fall Raffle featuring a handmade Queen Size Quilt as first prize, $250 second prize and a basket of cheer third prize is today, November 13. Meetings: The Senior Choir

and Senior Instruments on Monday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. The Men’s Group Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Teen Choir and Junior and Teen Orchestra next Sunday at 8:30. The Junior Choir next Sunday at 9:00 and the Cub Scouts next Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in the Church Hall. Check out our Web site Reminder

That’s all for this week; remember if anyone has any Wyoming news or special events, such as birthdays or anniversaries, I would like to hear from you. You can contact me at 287-3349, Fax 287-3349

WA band member Sean Radzwilka performs taps.

Vets march into the gym to a standing ovation.


Veterans honored in annual ceremony at Wyoming Area

Former WA faculty members, Rocco Yanora, left and Joe Cordora, flank Deborah Przybyla, current 10th Street Elementary school teacher.

WA 2011 class officers lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Left to right: Nick Mazzone, president; David Bonomo, vice president; Chris Bone, treasurer; Leah Laneski, secretary, Morgan Bilbow, school board representative.



WA athletic director and Vietnam Vet, Frank Parra addresses the large group of Veterans prior to lunch.



Warriors conquer Spartans O’Brien racks up 354 yards on offense in 35-28 win over Mid Valley By Matt Page


Dispatch Staff

Wyoming Area knew what was on the line when they stepped on the field Friday night at Anthony “Jake” Sobeski Stadium against the Mid Valley Spartans. It was not only a spot in the District 2 Class 2A finals, but also the opportunity to keep playing for at least one more game. The Warriors kept that in mind as they relied on their stud junior quarterback Nick O’Brien - who carved up the Mid Valley defense for 277 yards on 33 carries and added one catch for 77 yards and a touchdown - in a 35-28 win in the District 2 Class 2A semifinals. “It’s win or turn the gear in,” said WA Head Coach Randy Spencer. “I think you’ve got to let your guy carry the load and be supported by the rest of his team. (O’Brien) did a great, great job. “I think you saw not only the skills but you saw the heart. I think you saw the grit and I think you saw the leadership. He wanted to play next week.” Mid Valley capped a six minute, 13play, 78-yard drive with a 7-yard touchdown run by Antonio Russo to take a 7-0 lead with 5:35 left in the first quarter. Wyoming Area (7-3) took just 29 seconds to answer. O’Brien took the snap and moved to his right. He burst through the line and bounced off a tackler before turning on the jets to go for an 85-yard score. Freshman kicker AJ Lenkaitis drilled the first of his five extra-points on the night, and the score was tied 7-7. After fumbling the ball on the 4-yard line on its next possession, the Wyoming Area defensive line stopped the dangerous Mid Valley offense, holding them to minus-1 yard to force the punt. A 5-yard run by O’Brien followed by an incomplete pass set up another electrifying moment from the 1,400-plus yard back. O’Brien faked the handoff, scrambled to his left, jolted into the second level, spun around a would-be tackler and dashed 85 yards to the endzone as time expired in the first quarter, bumping the Warrior lead to 14-7. See O'BRIEN, Page 56

Nick O'Brien (8) of Wyoming Area tries jukes would be Mid Valley tackler Chris Merenich (22) in the second quarter of Friday's District 2 playoff victory over the Spartans. Below, the WA student body cheers for the Warriors. PHOTOS BY PETE G. WILCOX

The Lavelle’s Insurance Wiffleball team finished second at the annual West Pittston Little League Charity Wiffle Ball Tournament in the 7-9 year old age bracket of the event. Pictured from left to right, Dalin Stine, Tyler Eckersley, Noah Donahue, and Jeremy Lavelle. Absent from photo is Ryan Soto.


Lavelle’s finish second in WP Wiffleball tourney

Karate students win at Game Conpetition Classic Sitara’s Karate School participated in the Game Competitor Classic at the Scanlon Gymnasium on the campus of King’s College in Wilkes-Barre. Three students participated and placed in the events that were held. Pictured from left to right, Ricky Viruet, an Orange Belt who finished first in Heavyweight Grappling and third in grappling; Erin Newman, a Yellow Belt who finished first in Self Defense; Maggie Stuccio, an Orange Belt who finished first in Point Sparring; and Master Sheridan, Owner of Sitara’s.




Blue Devils rally for ‘big’ win Big plays lead OF to 10-7 win over Lackawanna Trail

Rick Notari

Dispatch Staff

Old Forge Head Coach Mike Schuback preaches to his football team that big players make big plays in big games. It may have taken 43 minutes, but the Blue Devils heeded their coach’s teachings as they rallied for a hard-fought, 10-7, victory over Lackawanna Trail in the District 2 Class 1A playoff at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Friday night. The win gives Old Forge one more home game when they host arch-rival Riverside this Friday for the district championship. The Vikings upset top-seed and previously undefeated Dunmore, 14-13. Trailing 7-3 with less than six minutes showing on the clock, Blue Devils sophomore linebacker Shane Schuback made the first big play for Old Forge (9-2). On third-and-8 from the Old Forge 33, Lackawanna Trail quarterback Caleb Darling called his own number off the left side of the Lions offensive line. But senior linebacker Anthony Trotta stood Darling up at the line of scrimmage and Schuback punched the ball out before recovering the loose pigskin to give the Blue Devils struggling offense one more chance. “Darling was running with the ball and I slapped it out of his hands.” said Schuback, the coach’s son. “It was on the ground and I just picked it up. Our defense is playing real strong the last couple of weeks, and when we needed to get a stop, we were able to do it.” The turnover set Old Forge up at its own 33-yard line. The Blue Devils had gained just 34 yards up to that point in the game, but quarterback Colin Carey, tailback Lou Febbo, and wide receiver Dave Argust followed the lead of their defensive teammates as each came up with a big play. See BIG, Page 57

Above, Old Forge linebacker Cory Stuart, left, pursues Lackawanna Trail quarterback Caleb Darling in a District 2 Class A semifinal in Old Forge on Friday night. Below left, Lou Febbo looks for running room early during the Blue Devils win. Below right, Colin Carey is stopped in the backfield by a Lackawanna Trail defender. PHOTOS BY BILL TARUTIS


Jr. Patriots honor graduates Duryea Little League meeting tonight at 7

The Duryea Little League will hold its monthly meeting today at 7 p.m. at the Duryea VFW. WA Swim Parents to meet Tuesday

The Wyoming Area Swim Parents Association will meet on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Valenti’s Restaurant in Exeter. All interested parents of WA swimmers and divers are encouraged to attend. Fundraising and the 2011 / 2012 season will be discussed.



WA Ice Hockey parents to meet

The Wyoming Area Ice Hockey will be holding its monthly parents meeting on Monday at the Revolution Ice Center in Pittston at 8 p.m. The parents of the WA Ice Hockey team will be working the Penguins games, at the Nacho Express cart, located near the West gate. Pittston Jr. Patriots 2011 graduates are pictured from left to right, Rhonda Shotwell, Chase Shotwell Donald Shea, Mr. and Mrs. John Terrana with John Terrana, Melissa Whitt, Michael Whitt, Edward Whitt, Damien Wright and Robert Wright.

Duryea Wildcats news

Election of DWC board members will take place on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at the concession stand. See your head coach for details of the charity game. WC banquet is set for Dec. 4 at WB Genetti’s from 1-5 p.m. You can purchase the tickets at the Super Bowl game. See any board member. For more details, please visit Facebook at Duryea Wildcats Football page. PA Baseball Booster Craft Fair

The Pittston Area Boys Baseball Booster Club is sponsoring a Holiday Craft/Vendor Fair on December 3 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Pittston Area Senior High School. Interested vendors can contact Lisa Bolka at 570-905-2920 for more information. Rock Solid tryouts today, next Sunday

Pittston Jr. Patriots 2011 graduates are pictured from left to right, George Dunbar, Sharon Dunbar, Carmela Falcone, Carmen Falcone, Carmen Falcone, Diane and Nick Garcia, Braulio Garcia, Michael McGuire, Shannon Harvey, Dylan Osticco, Melanie Smithonic, Corene Kay, Tyler Price, and Tom Tigue.

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Pittston Jr. Patriots 2011 graduates are pictured from left to right, Allison Healey, Kallie Healey, Billy Kizer, Aimee Kizer, Sue Kizer, Laurie and Jack Zalewski, Dana Zalewski, Melonie Galonis, Gabrielle Galonis, and Lou Campenni.



Three inducted into WA Ring, 1971 Warriors team honored


Blue Jays lead Lady Birds Lady Birds

Standings Blue Jays 27-9; Robins 24-12; Parakeets 22-14; Seagulls 21-15; Tweety Birds 17-19; Flamingos 15-21 Leaders Mary Kay Stetina 533; Debi Krakoski 517; Deanna Yonki 481; Sandie Toole 479; Shirley Gercak 478; Jill Kody 474; Barb Lumley 470; Judy Krafka 457; Maria YOnki 451; Cini Digennari 448 Pittston Twp. VFW


Steelers 30-14; Terminators 25-19; Bus Boys 22-22; Mittany’s 21-23; Red Skins 20-24; Yankees 14-30 Top 10 Bowlers Jack Casper 687; Joe Walsh Jr. 628; Joe Walsh Sr. 589; Joe Argenio 555; Rich Russian 547; Ed Wasko 542; Jim Stephanowicz 529; Joe Scarantino 526; Joe Umbra 518; Jody Marranca 498 200 Games Jack Casper 243-234-210; Joe Walsh Jr. 227-221; Joe Walsh Sr. 217-203; Joe Argenio 225; Joe Scarantino 207; Joe Umbra 205; Rich Russian 200


Black Friday Hoops Camp set Wyoming Area Ring of Pride inductees pose for a photo at halftime of the Warriors game against Pittston Area last Friday night. From left, Dante Bovani and his son Dante, Michael Liberski, and Tommy Evans.

Members of the Wyoming Area Warriors 1971 team pose for a photo during ceremonines in which they were honored at halftime of the Warriors game against Pittston Area . PHOTOS BY BILL TARUTIS


Moose Pizza Bowl winning school gets $500 scholarship While Pittston Area may have won the big game last week, Wyoming Area will be defending last year’s title in the Moose Pizza Bowl today at 2 p.m. The public is invited to stop by The Moose Lodge to cheer on your team in this annual contest to consume the most pizza in 30 minutes.

The pizza is being donated by Mariano’s Pizza of Exeter. Contestants will be competing to receive a $500 scholarship for a qualified scholastic athlete at the winning school. The scholarship recipient must be a member of the High School Class of 2012 and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5

(C+) or higher at the end of the third quarter of the school year. He or she must have participated in a varsity sport during the 2011-2012 school year. All qualif ied applicants at the winning school will be eligible for the random drawing to be held at graduation.

Black Friday Hoops Camp

Registrations are being accepted for the Stan Waleski Black Friday Basketball Camp to be held at the St. Joseph’s Oblates gym in Laflin for boys and girls in grades 2 through 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, November 25. The camp features fundamentals, skills, team play, competitions and fun with all players receiving a camp t-shirt and certificate. For Black Friday Camp information interested players can call Coach Stan Waleski at 457-1206 or Coach Charles LoBrutto at 654-8030. Interested players can also e-mail for camp information. Warrior Legacy project seeks items

The Wyoming Area Football Alumni Association is working on

a project to capture old Warrior football programs, Goalposts, and other printed memorabilia for posting on the Internet. The Warrior Legacy Project can be viewed at For each year, the following sections of the football program can be viewed from the web site: program cover, senior pictures, team picture, scores of games. Thus far, with the exception of 1981 and 1985, all programs since 1980 have been posted. Programs and printed materials from 1966 to 1979 are needed. Pictures of cheerleaders and coaches are also being captured and will be posted at a later date. Anyone who has a 1981 or 1985 Warrior football program, or programs printed from 1966 to 1979, is asked to contact Nick Perugini at Materials will be scanned and returned promptly to the owner.

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Wyoming Area alumni celebrate ‘Ring’ inductions



The Wyoming Area Football Alumni Association held its annual Ring of Pride Ceremony on Nov. 4 during halftime of the Wyoming Area v. Pittston Area game. Pictured left to right, are inductees Tommy Evans, WPHS; Michael Liberski, WA ’00; and Dante Bovan, ’86; with Lou "Bikes" Chiampi, WA Football Alumni Association; toastmaster Ed Ackerman, Editor, Sunday Dispatch; WA Head Football Coach, Randy Spencer; and Dr. Gene Chiavacci, WA Class of ’71. PHOTOS BY TONY CALLAIO

Above, Tommy Evans, middle, with children Ralph Evans and Denise Evans. Below left, WA coach Randy Spencer address the crowd. Below middle, Mike Liberski says a few words.

Above, Lou Chiampi presents a gift to Mike Liberski. Below right, Dante Bovan tells a story.


HR’s Durako places Warriors win soccer crown eighth at PIAA meet Seven local soccer players lead Prep to title By Rick Notari

Dispatch Staff

Holy Redeemer’s Marissa Durako finished in eighth place last Saturday at the PIAA Class 2A Cross Country Championships in Hershey. Durako – the District 2 champion – posted a time of 19:30 to finish behind only one other District 2 runner, her teammate Rachel Sowinski who ran a19:21 to place fifth overall. The Lady Royals finished fourth overall in the team championships. Holy Redeemer reached Elite Eight

Three Greater Pittston residents had the Holy Redeemer girls’ volleyball team in the PIAA Class 2A Elite Eight after the unbeaten Royals beat District 4 champion Towanda, 3-1, in the opening round of the state tournament. Liz Knaub and Biz Eaton, both of West Wyoming, and Nicole Phillips of Yatesville, all start for the Wyoming Valley Conference Division I and District 2 Class 2A champions. The Royals have won over 90 consecutive WVC matches. Eaton, a junior setter, had 50 assists, eight digs and nine service points for Redeemer in the 25-23, 15-25, 25-20, 25-17 win. The Royals won the District 2 title with a 3-0 win over previously undefeated Lackawanna League champs Dunmore. The 25-14, 25-15, 25-15, victory gave Holy Redeemer its sixth straight district crown. On Friday the Royals were eliminated in pool play, drawing the toughest pool in the state. Scranton Prep wins D2 title



Seven Greater Pittston residents were on the roster – most in the starting lineup – as Scranton Prep won the District 2 Class 2A girls’ soccer title this season. Pittston’s Tiana and Elana

Falcone, Dominica and Rachel Insalaco, Bianca Chairge, and Julie Langan, and Jenkins Township’s Gracie Jenkins were among the Classics that put together a 12-2 record in the Lackawanna Soccer League’s Division 1 before making a run though the district playoffs. Scranton Prep lost only two regular-season matches – both to undefeated LSL D1 and District 2 Class 3A champion Abington Heights. The Classics then beat Western Wayne in the D2 title match, 3-0. Elana Falcone scored two goals in the win. Gracie Jenkins and Rachel Insalaco led the defense in the shutout. Prep lost its opening round match in the PIAA Class 2A tournament, 2-1, to unbeaten District 4 champion Mountoursville, 2-1, on Tuesday afternoon. Elana Falcone scored the Classics only goal – a secondhalf goal with just 11 minutes remaining to knot the score at 1-1 – before the Warriors won on a penalty kick with less than four minutes left.

The Wyoming Area junior high soccer team captured the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 3 Junior High Championship this season with a record of 12-2-2. Team members include, from left, first row, Sarah Shemanski, Kyle Zaboski, Claudia Waltz, Leah Moore, Michael Sanfilippo, and Caitlin Butchko; second row, Jordan Kelly, Ryan Shuleski, Daniela Vigueras, Bryan Cumbo, David Klaproth, Emily Fauntleroy, Michael Wall, and Zachary Lagrue; third row, Head Coach Carlos Fernandes, Michael Murphy, Brian McNew, Charlie Johnson, David Borys, Barry Pawloski, Ryan Murphy, Lauren Shission, Victoria Remley, and Assistant Coach Mike Sokolas. Absent from photo Darell Edmonds and Liz Shoemaker.

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Croker wins first round match

Old Forge resident and Scranton Prep junior Kendra Croker won her PIAA Class 2A First Round Singles’ match at the Hershey Racquet Club last week before being ousted in the quarterfinals. Croker, the District 2 Class 2A Singles Champion, defeated District 10 champ Amy Orr of St. Mary’s, 6-0, 6-0. She lost by the same score to District 3 champ Julia Cassselbury of Lancaster Country Day. Do you know a Greater Pittston student-athlete who attends a private high school? Send us the info and we will do our best to follow them throughout the scholastic sports season. Email Rick Notari at




Wildcats ‘B’ team wins Super Bowl Duryea team went unscored upon during entire season



The 2011 WVWYFCC Super Bowl Champions, the Duryea Wildcats B-team. PHOTOS BY TONY CALLAIO

Donovan O'Boyle uses a straight-arm to get around a Dallas defender.

Walter Coles looks upfield for extra yardage.


The Wildcat B-team's unscored upon season was threatened with a 4th and goal But Walter Coles and Donovan O'Boyle stopped this Kingston runner at the half-foot line.

The Duryea Wildcats BTeam won a hard-fought WVWYFCC Championship over the Kingston Township Raiders, 20-0, in last Sunday’s Super Bowl at Spartan Stadium in Kingston. The victory completed a season that saw the Wildcats go unbeaten and unscored upon. Donovan O’Boyle had 83 yards, a touchdown and a two-point cconversion in the win. He also recorded eight solo tackles to lead the Duryea defense. Tight end Jonathan Winters caught a 55-yard bomb from quarterback Walter Coles for and TD, and Coles also rushed for a touchhdown. The offensive line played outstanding. The defense maintained its unscored upon season with a huge goal line stand before halftime. Tyler Ferlick, Kevin Krawczyk and Lucas Baritski led in tackling. The boys will play together in the Charity Bowl at Wyoming Area this week at 12:45 p.m.



Duryea ‘C’ team settles for second Wildcats fall to Dallas in Super Bowl

C-Team Super Bowl runner-ups, the Duryea Wildcats.



The Duryea Wildcats C Team lost 24-6 to the Dallas Jr. Mounts in the WVWYFCC Super Bowl held last Sunday at Spartans Stadium in Kingston. The Wildcats fell behind early 16-0 after Dallas scored on two long runs. Duryea then mounted a long drive with tough runs by Mike George, Fran George, and Andrew Krawczyk. Fran George capped the drive with a2-yard touchdown to get the Wildcats within 16-6. But Dallas scored on the ensuing possession making the score 24-6 at halftime. Duryea came out in the second half and gave up only one first down on defense. Brennan Higgins, Mike Nocito, along with Krawczyk, and the Georges continuously stopped Dallas in the backfield the rest of the game. The offense was able to maintain drives but was unable to capitalize. Key plays were a long pass from Nocito to Higgins, and long runs by Krawczyk and Higgins. The C Team finished with a 7-3 record. After starting the season1-2, they rattled off six straight wins before their loss to Dallas. The Wildcats were guided this season by Coaches Mike Nocito, Paul Lucachko, and Head Coach Tim Higgins.

The Wildcats played some hard defense with tough gang tackling.

Duryea's Michael Nocito drops back in the pocket for a pass.

Andrew Krawczyk looks for a hole off-tackle.

Golf tourney raises money for PA All-Night Party The Pittston Area Class of 2012 Parents Association held a golf tournament to help raise money for the Class of 2012’s All-Night Party to be held on graduation night. The purpose of the party is to keep the graduates safe. Sponsors for the event included, Mericle Construction, Prime Inc., Yatesville Bus Co., Albert B. Melone Co., James Connors and Reliable Transportation, Friends of Mike Carroll, Charles Sciandra and Cas Strategic Consulting, Pride Mobility Corp., Leo Sperrazza Ins. Agency, Dave Reese and Rescued PC, Coopers Seafood House, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees, Sedlak Family, Stan Waleski, Casey Donahue, Sklanka Family, Joyce Butera, Artie Savokinas, Pierantoni for Judge Committee, DeMinico Chiropractic, Evolution Pharmacy Service, Tom Bubul and the Sunday Dispatch. The Connors Family won the tournament.

Pictured from left to right, James Connors Jr, James Connors , Rico Connors, and Steve Uberr.

Pictured are Tom Allardyce, Feliex Mascelli, Jose Stachokus, and Chuck Whitting.

Pictured are Tony Tuttle, Rich Gorzkowski, Joe Valkos, and Terry Best.

Pictured is Lenny and Matt Zera.

Pictured are, Ronnie Musto, Carl Stravinsky, Carl Stravinsky Jr., Justin Rowlands.

Pictured are Mike Fereck, Phil Falvo, Frank Ardo, and Chris Girman


Pictured from left to right, Moe Mullarkey, Bob Devlin, Pat O'Boyle, and Tim Cotter.



SUNDAY DISPATCH, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2011 Cody Schmitz (21) of Wyoming Area eludes Mid Valley defender Chris Rebar in the first quarter of Friday's District 2 playoff in West Pittston. PHOTOS BY PETE G. WILCOX

Wyoming Area head coach Randy Spencer signals to his offense during the Warriors win over Mid Valley.

O’Brien scores four TDs in victory


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A big sack by Corey Popovich forced the Spartans to punt the ball back to WA on the ensuing possession. Starting on its own 31, the Warriors put together an eightplay drive in 3:12 capped off by an 8-yard run by Cody Schmitz when he took the pitch left and exploded through a huge hole in the line for an easy score, pushing the lead to 21-7 with 7:40 left in the half. After both teams went threeand-out, Mid Valley cut its deficit to 21-14 on a 10-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Martin Walsh to Russo, capping an eight-play, 49-yard drive with 2:11 left in the half. The first play of the third quarter saw O’Brien get picked off by Mid Valley’s Matt Flume, but two plays later, Jordan Zezza returned the favor for the Warriors as he snagged an interception at the 1-yard line, thwarting a scoring opportunity for the Spartans. However, WA was held to a punt and the return by Chris Collins went 51 yards for a Mid Valley touchdown tying the game at 21-21 with 8:56 left in the third. After a holding call, Wyoming Area started the fourth quarter with a second-and-17 from their

own 23. Zezza, at quarterback, took the snap and threw a quick bubble screen to O’Brien who went about 10 yards before disappearing into a crowd a defenders. O’Brien bounced off few tackles, popped out of the other side of the crowd and went 77 yards to regain the lead for the Warriors at 28-21. Mid Valley came right back a minute later when they successfully ran the hook-and-ladder play for an 80-yard score tying the game at 28-28 with 10:42 left in the game. Wyoming Area wasted no time as Matt Kintz went for three before O’Brien showed his playmaking ability again in what might have been the play of the game. Lining up at tailback, O’Brien took the handoff and found himself surrounded by Spartan defenders. He bounced of a few tackles, spun off of another and busted out of the pile still on his feet. He avoided defenders as he bounced out to the right hash, then he juked his way across the field to the left sideline en route to a 54-yard gain. “Speed, quickness, vision and the things you can’t teach. I think the special ones have it, and (Nick) just does a tremendous

job,” said Spencer. A horse collar penalty gave WA the ball at the 8, and two plays later O’Brien went right up the middle for the 35-28 lead and the victory. “This is playoffs. Our kids decided they wanted to stick around for another week and play for a district championship,” said Spencer. “I’m very proud of them and this was a team effort.” “It feels good,” added O’Brien. “We are going to the district championship, we haven’t done that in a long time so it feels great.” The Warriors will take on the winner of the Lakeland v. GAR game which was suspended on Friday night due to a malfunction in a light tower at Wilkes-Barre Memorial Stadium. The Chiefs and Grenadiers resumed action on Saturday afternoon with GAR leading 14-7. A win by the Grenadiers would lead to a rematch between Wyoming Area and GAR. That matchup would be scheduled to be played Friday night at GAR, but the site, and or date could be changed due to the problems at Memorial Stadium. A win by the Chiefs would allow the Warriors to host Lakeland on Friday night at The Jake.

Corey Popovich (4) of Wyoming Area is congratulated by teammate EJ Driving Hawk after Popovich sacked Mid Valley quarterback Martin Walsh in the Warriors victory.

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Above, the Old Forge student body was out in full force to support the Blue Devils in the District 2 Class 1A semifinal on Friday night. Below, Old Forge running back Brian "Bubba" Tomasetti takes off in the open field after hauling in one of his two catches. PHOTOS BY BILL TARUTIS

That feeling almost never came as Carey and his explosive offense struggled mightily throughout the night as Trail and its bruising rushing attack played keep away of much of the night. The Lions outgained the Blue Devils, 274-19, on the ground as they ran the ball 65 times to Old Forge’s 14. Lackawanna Trail was only inside the Blue Devils 30 twice during the night, but its 3-to-1 margin in time of possession never let Old Forge get untracked. “Trail had the right game plan in limiting our offensive touches so we never got into a rhythm offensively,” said Schuback. “Defensively they played us well not allowing Colin to get wide. It limited our sprintout packages.” The Lions harassed Carey into a 9-for-23 night passing, including a 6-for-19 start before the Blue Devils scoring drive. The rare inconsistent play from the 1,000-yard passer even had Coach Schuback considering a fourth-quarter change as he had backup Brendan Wahl warming up on the sidelines. “I did tell him I was giving him one more series,” said Schuback. “He just wasn’t seeing it. A few times he came to the sidelines he was talking to himself – and that’s not a negative thing. He is a huge competitor and wants to be successful but I think he might have put a little too much pressure on himself when the game got tight. But in his defense, Trail gave us looks we haven’t seen too much. For Colin and our four or five receivers to be on the same page is tough.” The first-year signal-caller concurred with his coach. “I was just playing way too fast, trying to make too many plays instead of just taking what the defense was giving me,” said Carey. “Things were there and open. I was just playing way too fast. (Trail) played a great game but I should have made more plays. I have to make more plays.” That was one thing the Old Forge defense didn’t have to worry about. The Big Blue Wrecking Crew made play after play to keep the Lions out of See REMATCH, Page 60


After two incompletions, Carey found Febbo on a checkdown out of the backfield at the 50. Febbo lowered his head to pick up another eight yards, and Old Forge was in Trail territory for just the second time in the game. The play also gave the Blue Devils their first first down of the second half, and just its third of the night. “It’s possibly my last game, playing in front of our home crowd, I knew I had to make a play,” said Febbo of the thirddown conversion. “I wanted to be the one, so when I got the chance I did. We called the route, and Colin did a good job of reading it and got it to me.” On the ensuing play, Carey found Mike Vieira for a nineyard gain over the middle to move the ball to the Trail 33yard line. But an incompletion on second down was followed by a sack of Carey as the senior quarterback was enveloped by a blitzing Lions defense on a designed draw play. On fourth-and-6, Carey went back to Febbo out of the backfield, and the senior tailback picked up 13 yards for the first down. Carey then went downtown to Argust for a 26-yard touchdown as the senior receiver got behind the cornerback and safety to catch the ball as he crossed the goal line. Matt Mancuso drilled the extra-point, and the Blue Devils led, 10-7, with 2:49 left in the game. “Both my assistants on the sidelines – Bisco (Gene Biscontini) and Dan (Holland) – said we just needed to make one play,” said Schuback. “Boom, Shane makes a play, Trotta makes a play, and the offense - Colin, Lou, Mike, Dave - they make a few plays. We kept saying big players make big play in big games, and we needed that atmosphere and that mentality.” “Louie is designed as a check down for us and just seeing that no one was there he ran a great route and made a great play,” added Carey. “In the end, the team came together and still trusted me and had faith in me to make a play. Dave made a great move and a great catch and it feels great right now.”


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here is a connection between the recent bear sightings and oak trees. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is responding to dozens of bear sightings and complaints every day. A mother bear and two cubs were reportedly making their way through backyards in West Wyoming and Wyoming. A 600-pound male, originally trapped and relocated to northern Wyoming County, raised havoc in Edwardsville. It was apparently on its way back to Nanticoke. That’s where it was trapped a few months ago. The acorn crop is all but nonI have written about the Ur- existent in most areas of the ban Black Bear Study under- state. I have noticed that even way in the Wyoming Valley. the deer are looking elsewhere Pennsylvania Game Com- for food since there are no mission Wildlife Conservation acorns in the oak stands. officers and Biologists are trapWhatever the reason, the ping and radio collaring as Game Commany bear as they can to learn mission is as much as they can about their desperately habits. It turns out that many of trying to them have adapted well to liv- learn more ing near heavily populated about the urcommunities. ban bear popThe stories of black bear ulation and roaming the streets of our area how to better used to be far and few between. manage it. Now it happens on a regular baSince huntsis. ing has alMuch of the bear issues could ways been the be traced back to human en- best managecroachment. We have built ment tool, rehouses, high-ways and shop- working the ping centers in the areas where seasons and black bears used to call home. hunting opMany of the areas are posted portunities are a top priority. and not opened to hunting. It all starts tomorrow, MonHunting has been the best pro- day, November 11, when a stateven method for managing bear wide archery bear season bepopulations. If hunters can’t get gins. This four day season runs to the bears, the population will until Friday, November 18. surely grow and so will the The four day rifle season then problems. begins on Saturday, November The other issue at hand is the 19, and runs from Monday loss of food sources for the bear through Wednesday, November population. When you cut 21, 22 and 23. down trees to build parking lots There will also be an extendand structures, you automati- ed bear season in certain WildManagement Units cally take away some of the life food sources utilized by bruins (WMUs) and portions of other Wildlife Management Units and other wildlife. This is a typically bad year during the following week of for bear food and possibly one deer season. Just based on the bear sightof the reasons for the increased ings, warm weather and overall number of bear complaints.


populations it should be another successful bear harvest. Mark Ternent is the Black Bear Biologist for the Pennsylvania Game Commission and he agrees. “Conditions this year are favorable for another record

2,972 in 2004; 3,122 in 2006; 2,360 in 2007; 3,458 in 2008; and 3,512 in 2009. Over the past ten years, hunters have taken more black bears than in any other decade since the Game Commission began keeping bear harvest records in 1915. We live in Wildlife Management Unit 3B and last year hunters tagged 234 black bears by the end of the season. If you plan on participating in the archery and/ or statewide bear seasons, you will need to have a general hunting license and a bear license. These must be purchase prior to the opening day of the regular bear season, Saturday, November 19. Hunters can once again purchase bear licenses in time for the extended season. They will go back on sale from November 24 to November 27. It is important to remember that bear licenses are not part of the junior or senior combination licenses, and must be purchased separately. Many mistakes are made in the field after the harvest. The Game Commission wants you to remember that all hunters who harvest a bear


In 2010, hunters harvested 3,090 bears, which was the fifth highest harvest in Pennsylvania history. The record setting harvest was the 2005 season when hunters took a 4,164 bears. harvest,” Ternent said. “Bear populations are up in many parts of the state relative to past years, and hunter participation is expected to be good, based on the number of bear licenses being purchased. The only real unknown is if we will have favorable weather for hunters on opening day.” In 2010, hunters harvested 3,090 bears, which was the fifth highest harvest in Pennsylvania history. The record setting harvest was the 2005 season when hunters took a record 4,164 bears. Other recent harvests were: 3,075 in 2000; 3,063 in 2001; 2,686 in 2002; 3,000 in 2003;

must immediately tag it with their field harvest tag that is part of the bear license. If your harvest takes places during the statewide four-day season or the extended seasons, you must then transport the field dressed carcass to one of the Game Commission bear check stations within 24 hours. Be sure to have both your general hunting license and bear license with you. During the archery season, hunters should contact a Game Commission region office within 24 hours to have their bear checked. Be Sure To Watch

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Old Forge honors fall sports seniors, parents Pictured at left, the Old Forge Football Team seniors with their parents, from left to right, David Argust son of Dave and Nancy Argust; Ryan Cadwalder son of Preston and Bonnie Cadwalder; Colin Carey son of Craig and Jackie Carey; Joseph Ciuccio son of Louis and JoAnne Ciuccio; Louis Febbo son of Carolyn Calabro and Louis Febbo; Jeffrey Speck son of Paula Maopolski and Louis Speck; Cory Stuart son of Dean and Beverly Stuart; and Anthony Trotta son of Tony and Donna Trotta.



Pictured at left, the Old Forge Golf Team seniors with their parents, from left to right, J Argonish son of John and Lori Argonish; Adam Barsigian son of Dave and Katie Barsigian; Nick Grevera son of Dave and Andrea Grevera; Ian Nemetz son of Ray and Denise Nemetz; and Corey Palma son of Robert and Julie Palma.

Pictured at left, the Old Forge Cheerleaders seniors and their parents, from left to right, Nichole Burkhart daughter of Robert and Lisa Burkhart; Tori Graham daughter of Mike and Marlene Graham; Co-Captain Nina Grippo daughter of William and Maryellen Grippo; Kelly Kempa daughter of Ray and Debbie Kempa; and Co-Captain Mia Sallavanti daughter of Dr. Armando and Gina Sallavanti; Miss Devilette Stephanie Piccoletti daughter of Tom and Lucy Piccoletti; and Color Guard Member Kevin Snyder son of Rick and Cori Snyder.



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the endzone for most of the night. The defense also set up Old Forge’s score. With the score knotted at 0-0 halfway through the third quarter, sophomore defensive tackle Paul Papi jarred the ball loose from Trail fullback Eric Laytos on a third-and-7 from the Lions 33. Defensive back Brian “Bubba” Tomasetti – who made a career-high 11 tackles on the night – recovered the fumble for the Blue Devils. Trail was whistled for a deadball, personal foul on the play to set Old Forge up at the Lions 13. A six-yard run by Carey on first down moved the ball inside the 10, but two incomplete passes – included what the Blue Devils thought to be a touchdown catch by Dave Argust in the endzone – send Mancuso onto the field to attempt a 25-yard field goal. The sophomore kicker delivered his fifth field goal of the season, lining the ball over the crossbar for a 3-0 lead with 3:21 left in the third stanza. Trail came right back and put together a 13-play, 64-yard drive that was capped with a Laytos 4-yard run as the former PIAA wrestling champion barreled into the endzone with 8:34 left in the game to give the Lions a 7-3 lead. Laytos finished with 187 yards on 36 carries for the Lions. Argust returned the ensuing kick past the 50-yard line for the Blue Devils, but Old Forge was called for a hold to put the ball instead at their own 19yard line. The Blue Devils were then called for holding on first down and were forced to punt three plays later. Six plays into the next Trail possession, Schuback forced and recovered the fumble before the Blue Devils went on to take the lead. Trail would drive to the Old Forge 27 on the final drive of the game, but Jorden Sekol stopped Darling, one-on-one in the open field, on a quarterback draw on third down, before teaming with Trotta on fourth down to stop Laytos and send the Blue Devils to their first District 2 final since 2008. “We gave everything we

had,” said Trotta after his 14tackle performance. “You cannot explain the effort that was given tonight by this team. The underclassmen rose to the challenge. The seniors stepped up. Everyone gave their best effort tonight. We went 100-percent every play. We bent but we didn’t break. I can’t be more proud to be on a team with these guys. “I am extremely excited for next week. It’s time to put up or shut up. We will be ready. I didn’t think we would get to meet again after Week 5 but it happened. Fate happens. It’s happening for a reason. It will be an amazing feeling to play a district championship game in front of our home crowd.” Carey finished with 103 yards passing on the night to up his season total to 1,129. Febbo’s two catches netted him 37 yards, and Argust had two catches for 35 yards. Tomasetti also had two catches for 15 yards. Sekol led the defense with 17 tackles, and senior linebacker Ryan Cadwalder checked in with 11 stops. Senior defensive linemen Tony DeSando, Lou Ciuccio and Cory Stuart combined to register 18 tackles. “This team means the world to me,” said Schuback “It is absolutely the most unselfish team I have been around in my 10 years. I’m proud of this team more than any, and I’m excited to be around them. There is no other place I would rather be than to be with this team.” Friday night’s matchup will determine who takes the lead in the all-time series between Old Forge and Riverside. The Blue Devils and Vikings are tied with 30 wins each to go along with four ties. It will also be the third time in the past four seasons the teams have met in the district playoffs. Riverside has won the previous two. “I am thrilled (to play Riverside), and was hoping we would have another chance at them,” said Carey. “But you have to be careful what you wish for. We have to come ready to play because they are going to be ready. They want another shot at us too.”

OBITUARIES Leonard J. Urbine November 10, 2011 Leonard J. Urbine, 78, of West Wyoming died November 10, 2011 in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Coatesville he was the son of the late Lawrence and Margaret Butler Urbine. He was a graduate of Coatesville High School class of 1951. He resided in Coatsville most of his life before relocating to West Wyoming 16 years ago. He was a US Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. Prior to his retirement he was employed at G.O Carlsons Steel Mill of Downingtown for 40years and served as the

company safety officer. He was a member of the Washington Volunteer Fire Dept. and held the office of fire captain and was also a member of the Washington Fire Dept. Ambulance. He was a member of St. Cecilia’s Church, Coatesville, were he served as an usher. He was an instructor for the American Red Cross, and a member of Holy Name/St. Mary’s Church of Swoyersville. Also preceding him in death was his brother Gerald Urbine. Surviving is his wife of 55 years the former Bernadine Dailey; daughter; Karen Soupart and her husband Michael, Bellwood; sisters; Mary Mullen, Parkesburg; Louise Difer-

dando, Downingtown; Peggy Penetti, Downingtown; Patricia Chapman, Parkesburg; brothers; Donald Urbine, New Holland; Larry Urbine, Arizona; nieces and nephews Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home, 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the Holy Trinity Church of Swoyersville. Interment Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call today from 4-7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Name/ St. Mary’s Church, 283 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville, 18704

John A. Socash November 10, 2011 John A. (Jack) Socash, of Exeter, died November 10, 2011 in Wilkes-Barre General Hos-

pital. He was born in Towanda, July 15, 1934, son of the late John and Anna Mae Klem Sokash. He graduated from Exeter High School in 1954. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church, St. Barbara Parrish, Exeter where he served as President of the Holy Name Society of the church in 1984. He was employed as a supervisor for Lasko Metal Products, Hughestown and Standard Coated Products. Prior to his retirement he was employed by Hulls American,

Mountain Top. For the past 14 years he was employed by the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home. He served in the United States Navy Reserve from 1952 to 1960 as a Radioman 2ndClass. He was past member of Emanon Country Club. He was a member of the Wednesday Night Bowling League at Elko’s, Dupont. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Joan Marie Sokach. He is survived by his wife of 55 years the former; Irene Mesaris; daughters, Donna Smith and her husband; Lauren, Shavertown; Nancy Moran and her husband Ben, Schnecksville; Susan Shemanski and her husband Mark, West Wyoming; brother Stephen Sokash and his wife Judy,

West Pittston; sister: Mary Ann Smutko, North Carolina; grandchildren, Dan and Kate Smith, Jackie and Benjamin Moran, Emily and Sarah Shemanski, Stacy Arrants and her husband Matt, Brian Smith and his wife Susan; several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, St. Barbara Parrish, Exeter. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 4-7 p.m. Entombment Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Memorial Donations may be sent to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Susan Butler November 8, 2011 Susan Butler, 56, of Nanticoke, died November 8, 2011 at home. Born in Taylor on April 7, 1955, she was the daughter of the late John and Florence Phillips. She graduated from Old Forge High School in 1973.

She was also preceded in death by her husband Thomas Butler and her brother John Phillips. Surviving are her partner of four years Darwin Yileck; sister Jean Stavitsky, daughter Jennifer Butler, sons, Brad and Shaun Butler; nephew Bart

Stavitsky and grandchildren, Christopher, Jonathan, Jacob, Teagen and Tahlia. A memorial service will be held today at 7 p.m. at the Stanley S. Stegura Funeral Home, 614 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until time of services.

November 4, 2011 Mary Brookus, of Mountain Top, died November 4, 2011, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Mountain Top, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Susan (Carlo) Chopick. Prior to her retirement, she worked in the garment industry. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Preceding her in death, in ad-

dition to her parents, were her husband, Leo T. Brookus; several brothers and sisters. Surviving are daughters, Lorraine Brookus, West Pittston, and Kathy Zavatsky, Lumberton, NJ. Funeral services were held Nov. 11 in the McCune Funeral Home, Mountain Top. Interment at the convenience of the family.

Ellen M. Antosh November 7, 2011 Ellen M. Antosh, of Harding, died November 7, 2011, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital surrounded by her family. Born in Wilkes Barre, on May 20, 1928, daughter of the late Ambrose and Elizabeth Nersavage Kulikauskas. She graduated from Coughlin High School. He was a former member of St. Casimir’s Church and most recently St. John the Evangelist Church. She was active in the operation of Antosh Farms and Produce, Harding. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jo-

seph; daughter Joyce Antosh Hilstolsky, on July 9, 2010; brothers, Albert and Joseph Kulikauskas, and sisters Nellie Hutz and Anna Darling . She is survived by daughters Susan Antosh, with whom she resided; Patty and her husband; Chuck, Harding; sons, Joseph, Harding; James and his wife; Lauren Antosh, Harding; sister Josephine Kernitsky, Harding; five grandchildren; f ive great-grandchildren. Private funeral services will be held at the HowellLussi Funeral Home, West Pittston. The Rev. Richard Cirba will off iciate. Interment Holy Trinity Cemetery, Bear Creek Township.

Jean P. Peterson November 5, 2011 She was also preceded in death by her sister, Ann Figler. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Leonard J. Peterson, and sons, Leonard Jr., at home; John and his wife, Jennifer, Pittston, and daughter, Lynda Nichols, and her husband, Jeff, Mountain Top; grandchildren John and Justin Peterson, and Alyssa Zlotek. Funeral was held Nov. 9 from the Kielty-Moran Funeral Home, Plymouth, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Robert Bellarmine Parish at St Aloysius Church, WilkesBarre. Interment Oaklawn Cemetery, Hanover Township.

November 1, 2011 Margaret M. "Peg" Costello, 96, died November 1, 2011, in the United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village Campus, Jenkins Township, where she had been a resident for eight years. Born in Pittston on September 11, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Margaret Hopkins Kelly. She was a graduate of Jenkins Township High School and East Stroudsburg College. Later in life she earned a bachelor’s degree from College Misericordia, Dallas. She was a retired elementary teacher hav-

ing taught in the Jenkins Township School and Garfield School for many years where she taught Kindergarten and third grade. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church and the Jacquelines Association. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold Costello; son Michael Costello; daughterin-law, Debbie D. Costello; great-granddaughter, Sage Corrina Pollard; sister, Frances Glenn; and brother, Leo Kelly. Surviving are sons Harry Costello, Tampa, FL, and Joe Costel-

lo, Pittston; daughter, Margie Pollard, West Grove; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two nephews. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 19, in the St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Interment St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Pittston. Memorial donations may be made to Compassionate Care, 960 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 18508.Online condolences may be made to

Thomas M. Loughney November 7, 2011 Thomas M. Loughney, 83, a retired logistics engineer, died November 7, 2011at his home in Silver Spring, MD following a brief illness. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late John and Margaret Carroll Loughney. After serving with the U.S. Army of occupation in Japan, he graduated from The University of Scranton and completed advanced studies at Drexel University and George Washington University. He had a distinguished career with the Departments of the Army and Defense for 32 years. He aided in the development of automatic test equipment and created the Maintainability Engineering Internship Program at Texas A & M University, the first graduate level engineering program established within the Department of Defense. An expert in Life Cycle

Costing, he also served with the Mallard and Tri-Tac Projects at Fort Monmouth, NJ. A member of the Society of Logistic Engineers (SOLE), he was a member of the Board of Governors of the Logistics Education Foundation. A certified Professional Logistician (CPL), he was named a Fellow by the Society in 1984. Following his retirement from the government, he was a consultant in logistic engineering for 15 years. Before moving to Silver Spring, MD in 2008, he was an active member of St Mary’s Parish in Middletown, NJ. He was the founder and General Chairman of the “Afternoon in Ireland” project held each March for nursing home residents in Monmouth County, NJ. A member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and the Knights of Columbus, he was named Irishman of the Year by the Pittston Chapter of the K of C in 1999 and given the keys to the city of Pittston.

He was also predeceased by two sisters and three brothers. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Maureen; his sons, Thomas (Melissa), of Washington, D.C.; Michael (Bridget), of Hong Kong; Daniel (Mary), of Mt Kisco, NY; his daughter, Maureen Heyneman (Daniel), of Washington, D.C.; eight grandchildren, Tom, Matt, Molly, Daniel, Jack, Kate, Celia and Abigail; a sister and two brothers. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 15661 Norbeck Blvd., Silver Spring, MD on Nov. 12. Interment will take place on Monday at 1 p.m. at Perrego Cemetery, Harveys Lake. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation, 5255 Loughboro Rd., NW, Washington, DC 20016. Online condolences may be made at

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Jean P. Peterson, 72, Lyndwood, Hanover Township, died November 5, 2011, in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, surrounded by her family. Born September 13, 1939, in the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late John and Lottie Olkoski Bober. She attended Luzerne schools and worked at General Cigar Factory, Kingston, until her marriage. She was a member of St Robert Bellarmine Parish, Wilkes-Barre.

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November 8, 2011 Thomas Urbanski III, 57, of Pittston Township, died November 8, 2011, in his home. He was the husband of the former Theresa M. Slezak. The couple was married on January 10, 1976. He was born in Taylor, son of the late Thomas and Lagora Maruk Urbanski Jr. He was a class of 1972 graduate of Pitt-

ston Area High School. He was employed at Rocky Glen Park in Moosic, Contempri Homes, Taylor. He was a member of Holy Mother of Sorrows Polish National Catholic Church, Dupont, and the Polish American Citizens Club, Dupont. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Stephen. Surviving him are three sons, Thomas IV; Jason and his companion, Liz Nardone, and Adam, all of Pittston Township; grandson, Trent Beau-

November 7, 2011 doin; two sisters, Joanna Chesniak and her husband, Stanley; and Christine Wasta and her husband, Paul Jr., both of Pittston Township; mother-in-law, Stella Slezak, Pittston Township; brother-in-law, Walter Slezak, Pittston Township; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Nov. 11 in the Lokuta-Zawacki Funeral Home, Dupont, with a Funeral Mass in the Holy Mother of Sorrows Church, Dupont. Private interment.

Esther M. Rish November 6, 2011 Esther M. Rish, 89, of Alden Station, died November 6, 2011, at the Berwick Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Dupont, on March, 13, 1922, to the late George and Mary Martin McCoola. She was a graduate of St. John the Evangelist High School, Pittston, and held a B.S. degree in Home Economics from Marywood College. She was a longtime member of Holy Child Church, Sheatown, and St.

Faustina Parish and was active with the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and other organizations with the church. She was employed as a teacher at Dupont High School and later Nanticoke School District, and also the township secretary for Newport Township. She was also preceded in death by her husband , Joseph A. Rish, who passed away in 1983; brothers, Vincent J. McCoola, Joseph F. McCoola and Cyril E. McCoola, as well as an infant son in 1953. Surviving are sons Joseph G. and wife Peggy, Courtdale;

Edward F, Harrisburg; George M. and Wife Julie, Grantville; Gerard A.., Alden; daughterin-law, Dorothy D. Rish, Hershey; eight grandchildren; sister, Joan M. Lacombe, and husband Harvey, Aiken SC; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Nov. 10 from the Grontkowski Funeral Home, Nanticoke, with Mass of Christian Burial in St. Faustina Parish, Holy Trinity Church, Nanticoke. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wanamie. Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA of Luzerne County.

Beatrice G. Barbuti-Babkowski, 82, of Avoca, died November 7, 2011, at her home after a

long illness. She was born in Scranton, raised as a child in Tripp’s Mansion, then in the Greenridge section. Scranton. She was the daughter of the late Theresa Weist and Edward Barbuti. She was an active member of Queen of the Apostles Church, Avoca (the former SS Peter and Paul Church), where she taught CCD and was co-coordinator of the CCD program for many years, known affectionately by the children in the classes as “Mrs. B.” She was also active with the Altar and Rosary Society, church picnics and dinners, and formed the first youth group of the church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph F. Babkowski, who passed away in 1999; her only brother, Robert Barbuti, and step-


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Shirley A. Craig October 30, 2011 Shirley A. Craig, 76, of New Philadelphia, OH, died peacefully at Aultman Hospital in Canton, OH on October 30, 2011 with her family at her side, following a brief illness. She was born February 21,1935 in Pittston, the daughter of the late James and Julia Terry. of Parsonage Street, Hughestown. On June 8, 1957, she married James E. Craig Jr. of Houston, with whom she celebrated over 50 years of marriage until his death in April, 2008. She was a 1952 graduate of Hughestown High School, and graduated from the Nesbitt Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Kingston in 1955. Over a career spanning nearly 50 years, her passion for nursing touched upon all aspects of patient care from obstetrics to geriatrics. She was a part of several cutting-edge nursing initiatives, including the first Stroke Intensive Care unit in the U.S and one of the nation’s first Burn Trauma units. After their retirement, Shirley and Jim relocated to New Philadelphia,

OH to be closer to their family. Shirley became an avid supporter of Union Hospital in Dover, OH and an active member of the Union Hospital Auxiliary. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Rebecca Craig, of New Philadelphia, OH; a sister, Julie (Robert) Plishka, of Old Forge; uncles, John Delmonte, of Hughestown; James (Marie) Delmonte, of Hughestown; and Anthony (Mary) Delmonte, of Dupont; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren; Sean Craig, a law student at Washington University in St. Louis; and Shelby Craig, who follows in Shirley’s footsteps as a nursing student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Nov. 12 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Philadelphia, OH. Private interment. To express sympathy online, visit Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Hospital Auxiliary, 659 Boulevard, Dover, OH 44622; or to Sacred Heart Church, 139 Third St. NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

Helen Zekonis, age 95, of Hanover Township, died November 4, 2011, at Birchwood Nursing Center, Nanticoke. Born January 18, 1916, she was a daughter of the late George and Stella Fera. She attended Plymouth schools and worked in the garment industry. She was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union and a member of St. Casimir’s Church, Lyndwood, Hanover Township. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Urban; second husband, Walter Zekonis; daughter, Mary Turchanik; son George Urban; brothers,

November 8, 2011 Helen Marie (Nellie) Farrell Kearney, 98, Avoca, died November 8, 2011, surrounded by her loved ones. She was a daughter of Thomas and Bridget Farrell. She was born and raised in Avoca, along with her eight brothers and sisters. She spent the last 14 years in Northern Virginia. She was a member of Queen of the Apostles Church, the former St. Mary’s Church in Avoca, and attended Avoca High School. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Kearney, on September 17, 1974; daughter, Mary Theresa Grimesey; grandson, Michael Seton Grimesey; and great-grandson, Brody Gahan. She is survived by daughter,

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Father Phil Sladicka, pastor of St. Mary's/SS. Peter and Paul's Parish; Father Joseph Brozena, assisting parish priest; and Father John Polednak, Episcopal Vicar of Southern Region of the Diocese of Scranton, prepare the gifts during the closing Mass of St. Mary's Parish.

Closing Mass celebrated at St. Mary’s Makes way for Queen of the Apostles

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Chaiko

Golden Anniversary Joe and Ann Chaiko, Duryea, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 11. They were married Nov. 11, 1961, in Saint Nicholas Greek Catholic Church in Old Forge by the late Rev. Stephen Zajac. Mrs. Chaiko is the daughter of the late Joseph and Stella Chapan of Moosic. Mr. Chaiko is the son of the late John and Mary Chaiko of Moosic. They have a son, Joseph Jr. and two grandchildren, Nicole and Joseph R. Joe and Ann are both retired. They celebrated their anniversary in Cullowhee, North Carolina, with family.

St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca, closed Sunday, Oct. 16. The newly formed parish of Queen of the Apostles, a combination of the parishes of St. Mary’s and SS. Peter and Paul’s Churches, officially opened last Sunday, Nov. 6. Photos of the opening Mass appear in the main section of today’s Sunday Dispatch. Dr. Lewis Druffner presents the Baptismal register of St. Mary's Parish to Kelly and Erin Schmidt during the closing Mass of St. Mary's parish.

Ann Brennan and Robert Joyce Sr. present the gifts during the closing Mass of St. Mary's Parish.

Mary Clare Gibbons prepares to tie the purple ribbon on the handles of the doors formally closing St. Mary's Parish in Avoca. The first Mass of the new Queen of the Apostles parish was celebrated last Sunday at the former St. Mary's.

Recently elected SGA president of Holy Rosary School Eddie Sankus addresses the assembly.

New SGA president elected at HR school Recently elected student government president of Holy Rosary School Eddie Sankus addressed the assembly at the installation of officers on Nov. 7 at St. Mary’s Church, Avoca. Father Philip Sladicka, pastor of St.

Mary’s, now Queen of the Apostles parish, presided at the ceremony. As repairs are being completed at Holy Rosary school following recent flooding, classes are being conducted at the for- Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters Katie Gilvary and Ann Marie O'Brein present an IHM banner during the St. Mary's Parish closing Mass as a symbol of the 80 years the Sisters served in St. Mary's School. mer St. Mary’s school.












Poinsettia sale now underway Wyoming Area Catholic PTG is conducting its annual poinsettia sale and red, pink, marble or white poinsettias can be ordered now through Nov. 30. Cost is $9 for a 4-6 bloom plant and $15 for a 9-12 bloom plant. Flowers will be delivered on Tuesday, Dec.13 and can be picked between the hours of 2:45 and 3:45 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Cecilia’s Church Hall.

Chess Club

Chess Club meetings are held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at SS Peter and Paul in Plains. November dates are 15 and 29. Veterans

Students at Wyoming Area Catholic are paying tribute to veterans, both living and deceased, by creating a “Wall of Heroes” for a stage display. Students will talk to their relatives about family members who have Important Dates served or are serving and comNov. 14 - PTG meeting, 7 p.m. plete a “Hero to All” tribute Nov. 16 - Holy Hour; sixth sheet. Students are asked to grade students will lead the ros- bring in a picture of their veteran ary. along with their tribute sheet to be posted on the stage display. Student Council

The Student Council is asking everyone to donate leftover Halloween candy so we can send it to troops overseas. All candy must be in wrappers and must be sent in by Monday, Nov. 14.

The Junior Forensic Club of Wyoming Area Catholic School completed its fall schedule by reading picture books to children in Pre-K, kindergarten, first and second grades. Members of the club are, from Labels, Box Tops left, first row, Grace Ross, Sarah Murphy, Laura Bednar, Molly The collection of Campbell Blaskiewicz, Lynzie Skoronski, Christopher Hine, Vaugh Rudloff Soup Labels and Box Tops for and Tessa Romani. Second row, Carl Yastremski, Jillian Foley, MaEducation is ongoing. The containers for the labels are in the SCHOOL main hallway.


Tuesday is deadline for education labels Students at JFK Elementary School are collecting Labels for Education points. Parents are asked to send in participating UPCs with their child’s teacher’s name marked on the bag or envelope by Nov. 15. Parents are also asked to register their Price Chopper AdvantEdge card at to earn points automatically when shopping at Price Chopper.

WACS Forensic Club reads to youngsters

Parents are asked to clip and save labels from participating Tyson products because the school earns 24 cents per label. PTO Meeting

The next PTO meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7 in the school cafeteria. Child care is provided.


kayleee Crake, Emma Anderson,Gabrielle Morgan, Shawna Casey, Richard Morris, Michael Tkach and Mrs.Geraldine Ulichney, moderator. Third row, Mrs. Dana Ungureit, moderator; Cassie Benderavich, Camryn Cassetori, Valentina Caparelli, Leah Natt, Jonathan Price and Chloe Morris.


Early dismissal Wednesday at WA

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Monday – A. Chefs salad, bread. B. Tyson Hot ’n Spicy chicken sandwich. C. Chicken fajita w/lettuce, tomato, salsa, sour cream. D. Rib-a-que, cheeseburger or chicken patty on bun. Sides: Veggies/ranch dressing, tortilla chips, peaches. Tuesday – A. Popcorn chicken, bread. B. White ranch bread pizza. C. Philly double cheese steak hoagie D. Rib-a-que, cheeseburger or chicken patty on bun. Sides: Mixed veggies, baked colossal fries, applesauce. Wednesday – Early Dismissal – Grab and Go breakfast Thursday – A. Quesadilla w/salsa. B. Mashed potato bowl w/chicken, corn, cheese, biscuit. C. Meatball hoagie w/mozzarella cheese. D. Rib-a-que, cheeseburger or chicken patty on bun. Sides: Mashed potatoes/gravy, corn, Jell-o. Friday – A. Cheese or pepperoni pizza. B. Ham and cheese hoagie. C. Grilled cheese sandwich, taco soup. D. Rib-a-que, cheeseburger or chicken patty on bun. Sides: Tossed salad/dressing, potato wedge, pineapple.

Monday – Cheeseburger or chicken patty, tortilla chips, peaches. Alternate: Cheese sandwich or PBJ or 4 oz. yogurt and animal crackers, all with choice of string cheese or sunflower seeds. Breakfast: Pancakes with syrup, fruit juice, milk Tuesday –Baked popcorn chicken, bread, baked colossal fries, veggies, applesauce. Alternate: Cheese sandwich or PBJ or 4 oz. yogurt and animal crackers, all with choice of string cheese or sunflower seeds. Breakfast: Apple spice muffin w/ jelly, juice, milk Wednesday – Early Dismissal. Breakfast: Break box, cereal, fruit, juice, milk Thursday –Pork choppette or chicken nuggets, bread, mashed potatoes, corn, Jell-O. Alternate: Cheese sandwich or PBJ or 4 oz. yogurt and animal crackers, all with choice of string cheese or sunflower seeds. Breakfast: Super fortified donut, cereal, juice milk Friday – Cheese or pepperoni pizza, tossed salad, pineapple, Cinnamon Teddy Cubs. Alternate: Cheese sandwich or PBJ or 4 oz. yogurt and animal crackers, all with choice of string cheese or sunflower seeds. Breakfast: Honey bun, cereal, juice, milk. NOTE: No menu was received from Pittston Area School District.

Parent conferences to begin on Friday Reading strategies information night set PA P R I M A RY C E N T E R

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Friday, Nov. 18, Monday, Nov. 21, Tuesday, Nov. 22 and Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Students will have early dismissal as follows: car/walkers 12:45; van/pink bus - 12:50; all other buses - 1:00.

school. Treats

Birthday and holiday treats should be healthy and nutritious. A list of alternatives will be sent home. The school’s food service can also provide safe and portion controlled food items for a reaVeteran’s Day sonable cost. The Dupont VFW Post 4909 Contact Sue Rudalavage, food Ladies Auxiliary visited the Kin- service director, at 654-7770. dergarten Center on Wednesday, Nov. 9. They observed the students Fall Fundraiser The PTO fall fundraiser is say the Pledge of Allegiance. complete. Order pick up date Each received a Young Ameriwill be the last week of Novemcan Award and a Veteran’s Day ber coloring book. Parents were given a small American flag during the parent/ Box Tops teacher conferences. The Kindergarten Center is collecting General Mills box tops for education logos for the Thanksgiving 2011-2012 school year. There will be no school Nov. Parents are asked to cut the 24, Nov. 25 and Nov 28. Wednes- box tops and put in bundles of 50 day, Nov. 23 will be a full day of before sending them to teachers.


Early dismissal on Wednesday There will be a noon dismissal 2, 3 and Tuesday, Nov. 22 for on Wednesday, Nov. 16 due to an grades 4 and 5. Parents are asked to send Act 80/Teacher In-Service Day. packets with cash on picture day. The picture packet and time Picture Day schedule will be given to stuThe Montgomery Avenue Ele- dents this week. mentary picture days will be Pictures will be taken by GoldMonday, Nov. 21 for grades K, 1, en Photo Studio.

Information about reading strategies and an overview of reading assessments will be presented at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Primary Center gym. Mrs. Rava, Mrs. Joyce and Ms. Capozza will demonstrate strategies for all students in kindergarten, first grade and second grade. Refreshments will be available.

following Parent Conference Days: Friday, Nov. 18; Monday, Nov. 21; Tuesday, Nov. 22; and Wednesday, Nov. 23. Parents who need to reschedule may call 655-3785

veterans. Students will apply friends sharing a holiday meal is their reading, math and writing “Thanksgiving Is Here” by skills to this project as they dis- Diane Goode. cuss the finished activity display. About Writing


There is no school on the following days in celebration of Veteran’s Memorial Thanksgiving: Thursday, Nov. Names of family members 24; Friday, Nov. 25; and Monday, who served or are serving in the Nov. 28. School resumes on military are displayed on a Tuesday, Nov. 29. streamer of stars on the two PriParent Conferences Parent conference schedules mary Center Veteran’s Memorial have been sent home. Students Walls. Classes on each floor About Reading A book about 28 relatives and will be dismissed at 1 p.m. on the have individual displays to honor

Parents can make Thanksgiving place cards with their children to practice writing names and are encouraged to review the rule that names begin with a capital letter. Parents should let children write the names of family members and friends.


Meet some of the Pittston Area seniors Meet these Pittston Area seniors: James LaMarca, of Pittston, is the son of Yvonne LaMarca and was born on January 3, 1994. James’ favorite teachers are Mrs. Nowakowski, Mrs. Getrige, Ms. McGarry, and Ms. Karaffa. His extracurricular activities include the ICE club, Telecommunications Club, National Honor Society, and Upward Bound at Wilkes University. James is also the vice-president of the Student Council and the secretary of the Key Club. James said that the most challenging part of high school was balancing all of his responsibilities. His personal catchphrase is, “The lies need to stop.” His most memorable high school moment was the Great Barbie Scandal of 2011. He describes his high school experience as “quaint,” and would not

do anything differently if he could start high school over again. After graduation, James plans to attend Penn State University, where he will double major in meteorology and broadcast journalism. Katie McGinty, of Jenkins Township, is the daughter of Patrick and Kim McGinty and was born on May 19, 1994. Katie’s favorite teachers are Mrs. Turner and Mr. Pesontini, and her best friends are Kelly Keener and Grace O’Neill. Her favorite food is tacos, her favorite musician is John Mayer, and her favorite celebrities are the Kardashians. Her most memorable high school moment was “the Barbies”. She is looking forward to earning lots of money in life. Brandon Matthews, of Dupont, is the son of Donna and Ted

Matthews and was born on July 27, 1994. Brandon’s favorite teachers are Mrs. Plis, Mr. Pesontini, and Mr. Richards. His best friends are Todd Mitchell and Jon Campanella. His favorite song is “Don’t Drink the Water” by Dave Matthews Band, his favorite band. His personal catch-

phrase is, “I know you are.” Brandon’s most challenging part of high school was the tests, and he would teach history if he could teach any class in the world. An avid golfer in high school, Brandon plans to play golf in college after graduation, following in the footsteps of his idol, Tiger Woods.


Report cards Tuesday Christopher Thomas, principal of the Old Forge High School and Nicole VanLuvender, principal of the Old Forge Elementary School, announce that report cards will be distributed on Tuesday, Nov. 15, and Parent-Teacher Conferences will be on Thursday, Nov. 17 and Friday, Nov. 18. There will be an early dismissal on both days: high school start-

ing at11:25 and elementary starting at 11:20. The High School conferences will be held from 12:30 to3:00 and the elementary will be from 1:00 to 3:30. Also, Wednesday, Nov. 23, early holiday dismissal at 1:25 p.m. Thanksgiving Break - no school, Nov. 24 – 28.













Brady Michael Adams

Thomas Anthony Biscotti

Brady Michael Adams, son of Justin and Michelle Adams, Wyoming, celebrated his first birthday on Oct. 27. Brady is the grandson of Michael and Jan Blandina, West Wyoming, Carlene and Jeff Foust, Catawissa, and the late Dean Adams. He is the great grandson of Muriel Allford, West Pittston, Michael and Claire Blandina, Wyoming, and Betty Levan, Catawissa.

Thomas Anthony Biscotti, son of Thomas and Melissa Biscotti, Mountaintop, celebrated his 5th birthday on Nov. 8. Thomas is the grandson of Anthony and Beverly Del Giorno, West Pittston, Patricia Seliga, Dupont, and Thomas Biscotti, Duryea. He is the great grandson of Mauer and Dolores Biscotti, Dupont. Thomas has two sisters, Juliet Rose, 6, and Sophia Grace, 2.

Titus Bogetti Titus Bogetti, son of Bill and Lori Boggetti, celebrated his 4th birthday on Nov. 9. Titus is the grandson of Ed and Cathy Appnel and Elaine Freitas, Avoca. Titus’s brother Blaise and friends helped him celebrate at a bowling party.

Joshua and Tyler Chaump Joshua and Tyler Chaump, sons of Michael and Angela Chaump, of West Pittston, have a lot to celebrate. Joshua turned 2 on Sunday, Oct. 30, and Tyler will turn 1 on Friday, Nov. 18. A special happy 2nd birthday (Oct. 30, 2009) to their sister, Abbilynn in Heaven. Joshua and Tyler are the grandsons of Eva and Raymond Wojtowicz, of Wilkes-Barre Township, and the late Joseph Schifano, as well as Janet and Richard Chaump, of Pittston Township.

Giada Maria DePrimo Giada Maria DePrimo, daughter of Maria Mazzeo and Mitch DePrimo, of West Pittston, celebrated her first birthday on Nov. 11. Giada is the granddaughter of Frank and Sharon Mazzeo, of Wyoming, and Carla DePrimo, of West Pittston, and Paul DePrimo, of Exeter. She is the great granddaughter of Frank and Marie Mazzeo, of Old Forge, and Stanley Hanczyc and the late Lillian Hanczyc, of West Pittston. Giada has a sister Melania, who is 6 years old.

Alexis Marie Mikoloski Alexis Marie Mikoloski, daughter of Rich and Lori Mikolosko, of Dallas, is celebrating her eighth birthday on Nov.19. Alexis is the granddaughter of Nelson and Donna Chepalonis, of Exeter, and Rich Mikolosko Sr., of Old Forge. She is the great granddaughter of Jane Mikolosko, of Forty Fort. Alexis has a brother, Zakary, 5.

John and Thomas Keeney John Christopher Kenney celebrated his fourth birthday on Oct. 24. Thomas Joseph Kenney will celebrate his eleventh birthday on Nov. 19. Thomas and Johnny are the sons of Thomas and Gina Kenney, Duryea. They are the grandsons of Joseph and Beverly DeMuro, Pittston, and Roseanne Taft, of Pittston. Thomas is a fifth grade student at Pittston Area Intermediate Center and has earned a junior black belt in Kung Fu. Johnny enjoys attending story time sessions at the Pittston library.

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

Excelsior members conduct fire safety training for Holy Rosary students Excelsior Fire Department of Duryea, in conjunction with Fire Safety initiatives in the month of October, conducted Fire Safety Training for Holy Rosary School students at the temporary location

at St. Mary’s, Avoca. In addition, American Le- dren hands-on experience with the dangers of fire gion Post 513 of Old Forge negotiated the use of a in a simulated smoke situation. “Many of the students here are Old Forge resiFire Safety Training Trailer or “Smoke House” from Tobyhanna Army Depot. This gave the chil- dents and we wanted to help them and our neighboring community by bringing a resource to en-

hance the good training that these fireman conduct,” said Legionnaire Lloyd Mackell. The weather cooperated for the day and allowed the children a break from their normal routine while providing a crucial education in how to play it safe.

American Legion Post 513 Old Forge Service Officer Lloyd Mackell with the Holy Rosary 6th grade class. Excelsior Duryea firefighters Jeff Hughes and Jerry Marsh (in doorway) are prepared to begin the training.

Holy Rosary 5th grade class at the Fire Training Trailer.

Some of the Holy Rosary 2nd graders strike a pose prior to beginning Fire Safety Training.

Rear, left to right, American Legion Post 513 Old Forge Service Officer Lloyd Mackell, Excelsior Firefighters Bill Williams, Jerry Marsh and Jeff Hughes shown gathered with the Holy Rosary 3rd grade class.










Annual Pulaski Scholarship Ball promotes Polish-Heritage Month The Pulaski Scholarship Committee of Northeastern Pa. held its second annual scholarship ball to celebrate National PolishAmerican Heritage month at Gus Genetti Hotel and Conference Center. This year’s scholarship winner is William Borysew-

icz of Nanticoke, a second-year student at King’s College, studying Theology and Sociology. After being presented with his award by Dolly Kubasko, Borysewicz read his winning essay “What My Polish Heritage Means to Me.” The Ray Suda

Orchestra played and during the evening Lou Kriger and Ed Derwin joined in. The Scholarship Committee consisted of Dolly Kubasko, chairperson; Helen Kowalick, co-chairperson; Tom and Pat Osisek, sponsors and patrons; Rose Carlin, publicity.

Posing for photo after dancing a polka are Jean, Bernie, Mary Ann, Jon, Frank, Maria, Connie, Rose and Gwen.

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Scholarship winner William Borysewicz with Florence Sowa.

Committee and scholarship winner, left to right, Rose Carlin, Dolly Kubasko, William Borysewicz, Pat and Tom Osisek. Absent from photo Helen Kowalick.


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Student Council installed; Science Fair Mon. and Tues. Newly elected Student Council members were installed on Monday, Nov. 7 at in St. Mary’s Church, Avoca. Father Philip Sladicka presided at the ceremony. Students in grades 3-8 attended, and parents and families of the Student Council were invited as well. Newly elected president is Eddie Sankus (pictured on page one of this section).

Forensic Finalists

Varsity Forensic Team member Denise Pinto placed first in the Varsity Division and Junior Varsity team members Grace Berlew and Sarah Liskowicz tied for fourth place in their division. The students will represent Holy Rosary School in the Diocesan Final Competition, to be held Wednesday, Nov. 16, at St. Jude School in Mountaintop. Young Scholars

Four eighth graders represented Holy Rosary School in the Scranton Prep Young Scholars Program on Saturday, Nov. 5. Kevin Kizis, Matt Marsh, Josh Megliola and Josh Mesaris were prepared by Debbie Brady. Gift Certificates

The last day to purchase gift certificates before Thanksgiving is Thursday, Nov. 17. The final day to fill a preorder before Christmas is Dec. 15. Only regular orders will be filled on Thursday, Dec. 22. There will be no orders filled during the Christmas holiday, and the regular schedule resumes on Thursday, January 5. If you have any questions, call Teresa at 457-9001. Science Fair

Holy Rosary School’s annual Science Fair, under the direction of Lisa Casey, will be held on Monday evening, Nov. 14, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Tuesday morning, Nov. 15, during school hours.









tuition reduction opportunities. Virtus Training

The Diocese of Scranton mandates that all school and parish employees and persons who volunteer 20 hours of more per year must complete a mandatory three-hour training program entitled: Virtus: Protecting God’s Children. This program for adults teaches staff, volunteers, and parents to recognize the warning signs of child sexual abuse and to respond appropriately. All coaches (including intramurals) and moderators as well as all board members of the PTO and Athletic Association must have this training. A training session will be offered on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church Hall, Stephenson St., Duryea. If you are unable to attend on that evening, there are trainings available at sites throughout the diocese. A list of times and places is available on the diocesan website: In addition to the Virtus training, all coaches, helpers, and volunteers who will spend more than 20 hours in the school during the school year must have clearances before they begin working with the children. Clearances can be obtained by completing an application which is available in the school office.

Newly installed Student Council members of Holy Rosary School with their moderator Lisa Casey.

Campbell’s Soup labels and Box Tops for Education are being collected at Holy Rosary School. These programs offer

merchandise like computers, software, sports equipment, reference materials, science and art items, even musical instruments.

Parents can continue to support Tab Collection these programs by sending in laStudent Council is collecting bels to the office or by placing ring tabs for Ronald McDonald them in the church vestibule. House throughout the year.

Thanksgiving Collection

Little Sisters of the Poor request donations of boxes of tissues, lotion, soap, toothpaste, denture adhesive and cleaner, any type of canned fruits, vegetables and soups. Unsweetened cereals and coffee would also be appreciated. Send donations to the school by Monday, Nov. 21. Recycling

In addition to cartridge recycling the school also has cell phone recycling. Select cell phones can be dropped off and recycled for credit. For more information or for a list of qualifyCandy Delivery ing cartridges, visit www.funGertrude Hawk candy as well or contact Mrs. as cookie dough orders are tenta- Skutack at 457-2553. tively scheduled for delivery on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Profit from these fundraisers can be used as Labels & Box Tops


Practice Monday for Talent Show There will be practice for the Middle School Talent Show after school on Monday, Nov. 14, at the high school at 5p.m. The Talent show is Nov 17 at 6 p.m. All participants are responsible for their own transportation home. Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee practice will be held at 4 p.m. in the Middle School Library until 4:00 p.m. on Nov. 15 and 22, and Dec. 6 and 13. Each practice is mandatory, and students are responsible for their own rides home. Rides must be in front of the Middle School no later than 4:00 p.m. on practice days. The tentative date for the Spelling Bee is Dec. 20. Parent Conferences

The Martin L. Mattei Middle School will conduct Parent/Teacher Conferences on Nov. 21, 22, and 23.

The 8th grade class will go on a field trip to the Scranton Cultural Center on Wednesday, Nov. 30. On the trip, the students will watch a performance of five plays including: The Monkey’s Paw, Icabod’s Last Ride, The Necklace, The Tell Tale Heart, and The Jumping Frog. Both red and blue pod students are invited to take part in the trip. The cost is $20 and includes: transportation, a ticket to the performance, and pizza, a snack, and a drink when the students return. Any child interested in attending the trip must complete and return a permission slip along with $20.00 in cash to Mrs. Rebovich in room 249 or to Mrs. Ferentino in room 227 by Nov. 15. Only students in good academic and behavioral standing will be allowed to attend the trip, and refunds will only be available if the trip is cancelled. If you have any questions, please call Mr. Bilbow or Mr. Booth at 655-2927.


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100 Announcements 200 Auctions 300 Personal Services 400 Automotive

500 Employment 600 Financial

700 Merchandise 800 Pets & Animals

900 Real Estate 1000 Service Directory

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Legals/ Public Notices

ESTATE NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that Letters of Administration have been granted in the Estate of FRANCIS X. SHOVLIN, SR., late of the City of Pittston, who died January 25, 2011. All persons indebted to said Estate are requested to make payment and those having claims to present the same, without delay, to the Administratrix, RITA McGUIRE and her Attorneys. SAPORITO, SAPORITO & FALCONE 490 NORTH MAIN STREET PITTSTON, PA 18640

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ESTATE NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that Letters of Administration have been granted in the Estate of MICHAEL S. MICKNICK, late of the City of Pittston, who died October 22, 2011. All persons indebted to said Estate are requested to make payment and those having claims to present the same, without delay, to the Administrator, MICHAEL MICKNICK and his Attorneys. SAPORITO, SAPORITO & FALCONE 490 N. MAIN ST. PITTSTON, PA 18640

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150 Special Notices


Adoring couple longs to adopt newborn. Secure endless love awaits your baby. Kelly and Joe 800-551-3297 Expenses Paid CASH REWARD For anyone with information about tires & aluminum rims stolen from a 2000 Honda Accord 4 door sedan at Mesko Motors, 300 N. Main St, Pittston. Junction Side. Across from Vensky’s Sunoco and the Convenient Mart. All calls confidential. CASH REWARD 570-822-2277


Full size 4 wheel drive trucks


for heavy equipment, backhoes, dump trucks, bull dozers HAPPY TRAILS TRUCK SALES 570-760-2035 542-2277 6am to 8pm


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566 Sales/Business Development

566 Sales/Business Development

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

We Offer: • Salary & Commission • Benefits • 401k Plan • 5 Day Work Week • Huge New & Used Inventory Apply in person to: Blake Gagliardi, Sales Manager Rick Merrick, Sales Manager

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412 Autos for Sale


JEEP `04 WRANGLER 4” lift, 33” BFG

51,267 miles, MUST SELL $3,900 (570) 760-0511


Attorney Services


Real Estate & Civil Litigation Attorney Ron Wilson 570-822-2345 Free Bankruptcy Consultation Payment plans. Carol Baltimore 570-822-1959


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ESTATE NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that Letters of Administration have been granted in the Estate of VIDA D. PECK, late of the Township of Kingston, who died October 22, 2011. All persons indebted to said Estate are requested to make payment and those having claims to present the same, without delay, to the Administrator, VINCENT J. PECK and his Attorneys

412 Autos for Sale


ATVs/Dune Buggies




Low miles - 54,000. V6. Leather interior. Great shape. A/C. Power door locks. $7,500. Negotiable (570) 760-1005

DODGE `97 CARAVAN 139,000 miles, new

brakes, runs well, body is fair. $1,275. 570-603-0252


Only 97,000 Miles. Full custom body kit, dark green metallic with gray interior. Dual exhaust, 4 coil over adjustable struts. All new brakes, air intake kit, strut brakes, custom seats, custom white gauges, 2 pillar gauges, new stereo, alarm, custom side view mirrors. 4 cylinder automatic, runs excellent. $8,500. Call 570-876-1355 or 570-504-8540 (evenings)

FORD ‘02 MUSTANG 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. $1,695 takes it away. 386-334-7448 Wilkes-Barre


Autos under $5000


94,000 miles, automatic, front wheel drive, 4 door, air conditioning, air bags, all power, cruise control, leather interior, $3,300. 570-394-9004

412 Autos for Sale

AUDI `05 A6

3.2 Quattro AT6. Auto tiptronic 6 speed. Black with black leather. Garage kept. Fully loaded, gps, cold weather package. 78K miles. Carfax report included. $15,900. 570-814-6714

BMW `01 X5

4.4i. Silver, fully loaded, tan leather interior. 1 owner. 103k miles. $8,999 or best offer. Call 570-814-3666

BMW `07 328xi Black with black

interior. Heated seats. Back up & navigation systems. New tires & brakes. Sunroof. Garage kept. Many extras! 46,000 Miles. Asking $20,500. 570-825-8888 or 626-297-0155 Call Anytime!

BMW `99 M3

Convertible with Hard Top. AM/FM. 6 disc CD. 117 K miles. Stage 2 Dinan suspension. Cross drilled rotors. Cold air intake. All maintenance records available. $11,500 OBO. 570-466-2630

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


black and red interior. 9,700 miles, auto, HUD, removable glass roof, polished wheels, memory package, Bose stereo and twilight lighting, factory body moldings, traction control, ABS, Garage kept - Like New. $25,900 (570) 609-5282


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

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HONDA `07 ACCORD V6 EXL. 77K miles. 1

owner with maintenance records. Slate blue with leather interior. Sunroof. Asking $12,500. Call 570-239-2556

HYUNDAI `00 ELANTRA Low mileage,

59,000 miles, automatic, front wheel drive, 4 door, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, cruise control, AM/ FM radio, cassette player. $3,800 (570)779-5347 Call after 10:00 a.m.

HYUNDAI `02 ELANTRA 129,995 miles,

manual, 4 door, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, CD player, leather interior, sun roof, rear windshield wiper, tinted windows, GREAT ON GAS. REDUCED $3,000. 570-654-8469


4 door sedan. Like new condition. Brilliant blue exterior with beige hides. Car is fully equipped with navigation system, V-8, automatic, climate control AC, alarm system, AM/FM 6 disc CD, garage door opener. 42,000 original miles. $9,500 Call (570) 288-6009


4 door sedan. Like new condition. Brilliant blue exterior with beige hides. Car is fully equipped with navigation system, V-8, automatic, climate control AC, alarm system, AM/FM 6 disc CD, garage door opener. 42,000 original miles. $9,500 Call (570) 288-6009

JAGUAR `98 XK840k Convertible.

miles. Great condition. Silver with black interior. Garage kept. Recently inspected. V8/auto/ AC. AM/FM / 6 disc. $12,000 or best offer. 570-310-1287


Mint Condition Magnolia red, with palomino beige leather interior. A cream puff inside & out. 4 new tires and services. Florida car. $14,900. 570-885-1512

base KM2, 5 speed, excellent condition, 46,200 miles. $12,500. OBO. Call 570-592-1829

LEXUS `98 LS 400

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




415 Autos-Antique & Classic


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

MERCEDES-BENZ `95 MERCEDES 1975 SL 500 Good interior & Convertible, with removable hard top, dark Blue, camel interior, Summer Driving Only, Garage Kept. Very Good Condition, No Accidents. Classy Car.

New Price!

$5,000 or trade for SUV or other. 570-388-6669

NISSAN `08 SENTRA 58K miles. 4 cylin-

der, 6 speed manual. Great condition. All power. A/C. Cruise. $10,500. Call 570-333-4379 after 6:30 pm

PORSCHE `85 944

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

interior. Runs great! New tires. Many new parts. Moving, Must Sell. $2,300 or best offer 570-693-3263 Ask for Paul

MERCEDES-BENZ `73 450SL with Convertible

removable hard top, power windows, AM /FM radio with cassette player, CD player, automatic, 4 new tires. Champagne exterior; Italian red leather interior inside. Garage kept, excellent condition. $28,000. Call 825-6272


SAAB `06 93


approximately 76,000 miles. 2.5 liter engine, auto. asking $12,000. 570-510-3077

VOLKSWAGEN `04 Beetle - Convertible

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

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All original $12,000

MERCEDES ‘76 450 SL $24,000


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


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

FORD SALEEN ‘04 281 SC Coupe

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


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


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

KAWASAKI ‘05 NINJA 500R. 3300

miles. Orange. Garage kept. His & hers helmets. Must sell. $2400 570-760-3599 570-825-3711

Kawasaki` 93 ZX11D NINJA LIKE NEW 8900 Original

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


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

CHEROKEE ‘10 Travel trailer. 39 ft.,

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

45,000 miles • 350 Rocket engine • Fender skirts • Always garaged

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


Will sell for $6,000 Serious inquires only 570690-0727


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



‘96 HONDA American Classic

Edition. 1100 cc. 1 owner, under 20,000 miles. Yellow and white, extra chrome, VNH exhaust, bags, lights, MC jack, battery tender, helmets. Asking $3500 570-288-7618

BMW ‘07 K1200 GT Low mileage. Many extras. Clean. $9,000 (570) 646-2645


150 CCs. 4,700 miles. 70 MPG. New battery & tires. $1,500; negotiable. Call 570-288-1246 or 570-328-6897

HARLEY 2011 HERITAGE SOFTTAIL Black. 1,800 miles.

ABS brakes. Security System Package. $16,000 firm. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY 570-704-6023


250. 157 Miles. Excellent Condition. $1,200. Call 570-256-7760



100th Anniversary Edition Deuce. Garage kept. 1 owner. 1900 miles. Tons of chrome. $38,000 invested. A must see. Asking $18,000. OBO 570-706-6156

442 RVs & Campers

To place your ad call...829-7130 A E R O s p o r t . Leather interior. Heated seats. Sunroof. Good condition. $8,000. Serious inquiries only. Call 570-760-8264


Brand new 2010 tandem axle, 4 wheel electric brakes, 20’ long total, 7 x 16 wood deck, fold up ramps with knees, removable fenders for oversized loads, powder coat paint for rust protection, 2 5/16 hitch coupler, tongue jack, side pockets, brake away switch, battery, 7 pole RV plugs, title & more!! Priced for quick sale. $2,595 386-334-7448 Wilkes-Barre


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

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


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

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


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570-574-1275 Triple black, economical 6 cylinder. 4x4 select drive. CD, remote door opener, power windows & locks, cruise, tilt wheel. 108k highway miles. Garage kept. Super clean inside and out. No rust. Sale price $6,895. Scranton. Trade in’s accepted. 570-466-2771


SPORT. Rare. 5 speed. 23 MPG. 102K highway miles. Silver with black interior. Immaculate condition, inside and out. Garage kept. No rust, maintenance records included. 4wd, all power. $6,900 or best offer, trades will be considered. Call 570-575-0518

JEEP `04 CHEROKEE 135,000 miles, auto-

matic, four wheel drive, $6,500. (570) 237-6979

MERCURY `07 MARINER One owner. Luxury

4x4. garage kept. Showroom condition, fully loaded, every option 34,000 miles. GREAT DEAL $14,500 (570)825-5847



or/exterior, start/ stop engine with keyless entry, heated seats, 18” alloy wheels, many extra features. Only 4,800 miles. 10 year, 100,000 mile warranty. $23,500. Willing to negotiate. Serious inquires only - must sell, going to law school. (570) 793-6844

NISSAN `10 ROGUE SL AWD. Gray. Sunroof. Bose stereo system. Black, heated leather seats. Sunroof 6,000 miles. $24,000 (570) 696-2777

SUZUKI `07 XL-7 56,000 miles,

automatic, all-wheel drive, 4 door, air conditioning, all power, CD player, leather interior, tinted windows, custom wheels, $13,000 Call 570-829-8753 Before 5:00 p.m.

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VOLVO `08 XC90 Fully loaded, moon

roof, leather, heated seats, electric locks, excellent condition. New tires, new brakes and rotors. 52,000 miles highway $26,500/ best offer. 570-779-4325 570-417-2010 till 5


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



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Accounting/ Finance

Local Financial Institution seeks


Candidate must have experience in BSA/AML, consumer lending and all applicable State and Federal laws and regulations. Accounting background preferred. Competitive salary and benefit package. Send resume to: Landmark Community Bank 2 South Main St. Pittston, PA 18640 Fax to 570-891-0001 Attn: M. Lewis E-mail to mlewis@ EOE

506 Administrative/ Clerical

EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT A Luzerne County based organization is seeking an Executive Administrative Assistant. This position performs administrative duties and completes special projects for upper management. Responsible for arranging travel, coordinating social and professional functions and managing calendars. The candidate must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and Power Point. Must demonstrate exceptional reasoning and organizational skills, and possess a professional demeanor at all times. Bachelors Degree is preferred, 3 to 5 years of prior experience is required. The Company offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including medical, life insurance, disability, paid vacation and 401(k). Send resume to: c/o The Times Leader BOX 2825 15. N. Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

To place your ad Call Toll Free 1-800-427-8649 509

Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

CARPENTERS NEEDED Call 570-654-5775

518 Customer Support/Client Care


Local Insurance Agency is looking to hire a Licensed Commercial Lines Customer Service Agent to handle an existing book of business. At least 5 years experience is preferred, position is located in our Hazleton, PA office. Salary commensurate with experience, Benefit Package includes Health Benefits, Life Insurance, 20 day PTO Time & 401k plan. Please forward resume to: Eastern Insurance Group Attn: Renee Valenti 613 Baltimore Drive Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

King’s College seeks a Mathematics Instructor, parttime, non-tenuretrack, one-semester; begins January 2012. Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics required with a strong teaching background. Duties include teaching one or two freshman level classes. Send letter of interest, CV, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy & 3 letters of professional reference to VP for Academic Affairs, King’s College, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711. No electronic applications will be accepted. Materials must be received by November 30. King’s College is committed to recruiting a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes applications from persons of traditionally under-represented groups. EOE

527 Food Services/ Hospitality

LINE COOK Full time position available. Pazzo Restaurant Call 602-4400 Ask for Sam


Logistics/ Transportation

DRIVERS - CDL-A: Local Dedicated route! Home every night! Great Pay, Benefits! Estenson Logistics. Apply: 1-866-336-9642

548 Medical/Health


Part Time Position Seeking a professional to work with children and families; flexible hours some travel with agency vehicle or mileage reimbursement; needs to be able to work independently; casual environment; will consider Associates degree (with experience), Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any field related to Human Services; perfect for someone seeking part time employment or as a second job. Child abuse, criminal & FBI clearances needed; clean, current driving record. Please send resume, letter of intent and 3 references to: c/o The Times Leader Box 2830 15 N. Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

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MEAT CUTTERS Good salary and

benefits. Experience required. Apply at or 2020 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming


Sales/Retail/ Business Development


Folding Carton plant located in Northwest New Jersey, about an hour away from Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre area, is seeking a salesperson with established accounts. Salary plus incentives based on accounts offered. Fax resume to 973300-9377, email: or call 973-300-9300

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Detail oriented, flexible type needed for fast-paced warehouse. Process computerized paperwork for shipments and arrange all trucks. Customer service, building safety and shipping experience helpful. Send resume to: c/o The Times Leader Box 2835 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250



MICROWAVE: Kenmore countertop 1.2cu ft, 1200 watt, white. $50. 570-855-9221 RANGE electric, Kenmore, 30” self cleaning, smooth surface induction, white, electronic temp control. Very good condition. Pick up in Kingston. $200 570-763-9874 REFRIGERATOR 18 cu. ft. new Hotpoint, used only 6 weeks $375. 570-779-3188 REFRIGERATOR with freezer, small $45. 474-2182


Business Opportunities


Commercial Cleaning Of 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

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.

SANDWICH MAKER, new, recipe book, never used $8. 18 quart roaster oven, new in box $50. 570-815-6772 WASHER & DRYER new, white, electric, used only several times. moving mist sell $400 cash for both. 466-8314 WATER HEATER: Ruud pacemaker self cleaning 50 gallon electric, low usage, by woman in her 80’s, purchased new 8/14/08 for $600. $175. 570-926-5075


Baby Items

BABY clothes 12 months box boy $12. Box of infant toddler 6 months-1 1/2 year $15. 570-815-6772 CAR SEAT, for baby, in good condition. $20. 570-823-2267


Antiques & Collectibles

BARBIE Cinderella Doll, Springtime Barbie, Wedding Day Barbie. All for $10. Excellent Christmas Gifts. 570-735-0191 CAMERAS, Nikon 35mm one touch, case, extra film $10. Movie camera, Keystone XL100. electric eye, still in box $12. 570-472-1646 COINS. Walking Liberty halves, 1917P, 1918P, 1918S, 1920S-1928S $80. 570-287-4135 NAUTICAL themed decoration, 15 large wooden sailing ship models, 6 medium /small ship models, model sea birds, sailor figures, assortment of lightboxes, paintings, plaques, large boat shaped coffee table with oars 4.5’x 2’w, wooden steering wheel, wooden steering wheel with gauges, standing boat shaped shelving unit, 5’tlx18”w, . 1 captain statue, ship floats & more. $200. 823-7957 TRADING CARDS. Star Wars series 1, 42 $3. Series 2, 25 $2. Series 3 & 4, sets of 66 $4. each; Series 4, 230 $8. Series 5, 7 cards & 1 sticker $1. Stickers, series 3 & 4, sets of 11, $1.50 each. Series 4 error card #207 $8. The Black Hole, set of 88 & 22 stickers, $50. Star Trek, set of 88, $5. The Hulk, set of 88 & set of 22 stickers $5.50. Superman, 40 $2.50. Evel Knievel, set of 60 $5.; 108. $6. Set of 22 stickers $2. set of 21 stickers (#22) missing $1.50. Desert Storm, series 1 & 2, sets of 88 $4. each. Series 3, 32 . $2. Series 1, 208. $8. 52 stickers $3.00. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind. set of 66 cards $4. 177 $7. set of 11 stickers $1. 570-654-1622



DISHWASHER, Maytag under counter, 4 cycles, energy saver $75. 570-287-4244 ESPRESSO MAKER, Krups, stainless steel & black, $20. 570-814-9845. HESS trucks in boxes, 1998 $22. 2000 $20. 2010 $25. 1 wall clock, key wound, works but stops $75. 570-735-1589 MICROWAVE, Litton $15. Call 570-825-9744


JACKETS ladies petite size small, black $50. Ladies large black leather jacket $50. Dolce Gabbana handbag $250. 654-4440 JACKETS. London Fog, ladies size M $15. Suede jacket, ladies size S $10. Buffalo Sabres starter parka, size S $25, Adidas size S $10. 570-474-0393 SWEATERS Storybook (Home Shopping) 1x, 2x $25. each. 570-417-3940


ROTISSERIE large Super Showtime, rarely used/ like new. $130 obo 570-430-2338

Computer Equipment & Software

FOR SALE: APPLE MAC loaded with photo

and editing software. Adobe Illustrator CS2/Adobe Photoshop CS2/ Final Cut Pro HD/ Dreamweaver 8/ $500. 570-814-5626 LAPTOPS off leases refurbished HP windows 7, wifi, cdrw + dvd, wifi, office 10, loaded $175. Refurbished IBM desktop system with lcd: 400 gb hd, dvdrw, windows 7, cdrw + dvd, wifi, office 10, loaded 200. Re-furbished Compaq laptop: windows 7, wifi, dvdrw, wifi, office 10, loaded. $225. call 570-862-2236


Exercise Equipment

INFANT CARRIER Kelty Kids Wallaby blue, new $25. 570-288-7905

AEROBIC CROSS TRAINING SYSTEM, Weslo, 30+ exercises, 150 lb weight stack, weight dowling system, 300 lbs resistance. 3 person capacity. Paid $700. $100. cash. 570-675-3890

JUMPAROO, F.P. rain forest, great condition $25. 570-822-0665

POWER RIDER exercise equipment, new condition $50. 570-675-0920

SWING Rainforest by F. P. with music, lights, mobile. Hardly used, in original box. $40 570-855-9221

PRO-FORM 365S crosswalk/treadmill exerciser $90. 570-288-8689

CRIB F.P. 3 In 1 travel tender crib $20. 570-654-4113


Bridal Items

LACE BOWS wedding white 24 for $12. 570-54-4440 WEDDING package: all home made with pears & sequins, pillow babushka, apron & money bag. $75. 570-654-6283





Building Materials

LIGHTS emergency power failure light, 2 lights on each unit, hang & plug in $39. each. 570-636-3151 RAILING new, solid wrought iron, two 10’ x 26” plus 4 matching gates, includes hardware $195. 822-1227

STEEL BUILDINGS Reduced Factory Inventory

36x58 – Reg $20,300 Now $16,930 48x96 – Reg $42,400 Now $36,200 570-504-1560 Source# 063 VINYL SIDING FREE 3-tiered white 5 12’ lengths, 10 assorted smaller lengths, 1 corner channel, some J-channels Call 570-328-5611

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Cemetery Plots/Lots


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


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



BOYS CLOTHES size large & XL, mostly name brands, 30 items $30. Boys winter coats size LG name brands $10. each. all for $25.237-1583


40 + pairs size 6 shoes, sandals, & boots, very stylishmany with heels. $30. for all. 1 pair sIze 7/2W Stefanie Softspots paid $47. sell for $10. 3 pair size 8W Softspots, Softwalk, & Cobbie Cuddlers $5. each. 1 pair 7 1/2W Cobbie Cuddlers $3. 4 pair size 8 1/2 M Maripe loafer, Markon sandal, & 2 short boots Bass & Jenecat $3. 570-288-1505 GOWN, bridesmaid/ mother of the bride, size 14/16, soft blue, 2 piece full length Aline skirt, acetate lining, semi-fitted top spaghetti straps empire waist. $20. 570-814-9845. SLACKS, large size, black $3. and down. 570-826-0237


Furnaces & Heaters

HEATER: Amish, oak cabinet, remote, used last year, like new $250. 570-654-6283 HEATERS: Vent Free propane & natural gas, can be mounted on wall or floor, thermostat & blower Full manufacturer warranty 20,000 btu $190. 30,000 btu $220. 675-0005


Furniture & Accessories

ARMOIRE. Beautiful Cherry, crown molding. Fold in doors, storage below. Includes Sony 35” TV works GREAT. $400 for both. 44x75x23 570-262-8282 570-735-8558 COFFEE TABLE drop leaf, dark wood, oval shape, 23” H, 10” W with leaves dropped, 32” leaves open. $20. 570-814-9845. CUSHIONS 4 new red chair cushions $16. HP FAX 900 facsimile fax machine $25. Realistic PRO-2011 20 channel direct entry programmable scanner $25. Miracle phone for the hearing impaired $25. New Christmas Dinnerware sets (2) 4 piece santa or snowman $12. each 570-650-8710 DESK walnut 17 1/2”w-40”l, center door, 3 doors each side $25. 779-3188 DESK wood computer desk & hutch $50. (2) Birch sliding closet doors (30” x 77”) $40. 2 piece rocker & chair set $50. 288-8689 DINING room Dining room table with top pad & 6 padded chairs $50; jumping horse $20; desk & chair $30.868-6732

ENTERTAINMENT center solid oak, leaded glass door, 2 shelves, large bottom drawer, solid brass handles, 26” TV opening, like new $100. 592-4858 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, oak, 46” h, 40”w. Will hold up to 26” TV, has drawers & shelves, excellent condition. $50. 570-696-1703


* 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 KITCHEN TABLE round glass, 2 wooden chairs $100. Wooden desk & shelves $75. Living room end table $25. 570-417-3940 POWER LIFT & recline chair by Golden Technologies, grey $200. Queen size tubular steel bed $200. 570-654-4440


Furniture & Accessories

SECTIONAL 5 piece soft brown including 2 recliner pieces, sofa bed piece. Seats 7, sleeps 2. Very Good condition. $495. 570-331-3575 SOFA dark blue $100. Lighter colored loveseat $200. 570-825-8109 eves or 991-5538 days SOFA, Broyhill, Floral. Like new. $190. 570-740-1392 TV stand, black glass & wood trim like new $75. Beautiful coffee table shaped for in front of sectionals. Top raises up & forward for eating & drinking. like new Paid $550 asking $250. 570-592-7723 TV: Like new 25” Symphonic. Queen ann coffee table very nice condition For all $90. 570-824-3507

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets



Paying Highest Coin Dealer Prices

Š Silver Dollars Š All Gold Coins Š Better Coins & Collections Š Top Dollar for all US & Foreign Silver Coins. Š Proof Sets Š Indian Head & Wheat backs Š Tokens & medals Š Bullion pieces Š Sterling Silver & Gold Jewelry Š Local Postcards & Advertising Š Stamps Š Vintage Toys & Lead Soldiers

758 Miscellaneous Boy’s 20” dirt bike Redline, $35. Tech Deck skateboards and ramps, over 25 pieces $20. 570-237-1583 CANES & WALKING STICKS over 30 available. $4- $5 each. CHRISTMAS ITEMS & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS over 200 available, includes Christmas lights, trees, ornaments, flowers, vases, lamps, baskets, nic nacs also 4 piece luggage. Samsonite belt massager. All for $65 570-735-2081. CHRISTMAS TREE 5’ artificial $20. 570-823-2267 CHRISTMAS TREE 6 1/2’ artificial, excellent condition $25. 570-407-3538 CHRISTMAS TREE 7’ with lights $45. 570-826-0237 CHRISTMAS TREE Bethlehem lights natural series, 9’ pre-lit multi-lights used only once! $329. obo 466-6614 COFFEE URN 12-55 cups, Farberwware, stainless steel, $25. 570-654-4440 COMFORTER queen size, set of sheets, brown/beige $25. 570-417-3940 COOK BOOKS assorted, moving must sell $10. 2 mirrors for dressers $40. 570-313-5213 COOKBOOKS Weight Watchers set of 4. $2 each. Religious - beautiful stone with mother Mary & baby Jesus $10. 570-472-1646 COOKBOOKS: 50¢ each. Call 570-654-1169



The Times Leader will accept ads for used private party merchandise only for items totaling $1,000 or less. All items must be priced and state how many of each item. Your name address, email and phone number must be included. No ads for ticket sales accepted. Pet ads accepted if FREE ad must state FREE. One Submission per month per household. You may place your ad online at, or email to classifieds@ or fax to 570-831-7312 or mail to Classified Free Ads: 15 N. Main Street, WilkesBarre, PA. Sorry no phone calls.

DIAMOND Engagement Ring. Large center stone, multiple small stones. Lifetime warranty fromLittmans. Purchased for $2100 selling for $1500 Can go and verify at local jewelers. White gold 570-606-3523

HOLIDAY: 12 “ angel lamp $10. Reversible fleece snowman blanket $20. 50x50” Nutcracker throw $10. 7 1/2” Jim Shore small piece angel $10. (2) 14” Victorian dressed dolls, $10. each. 12” Santa Claus doll, gold suit $10. 10” musical beer stein $25. 12” country heart blue lamp $5. 14” stained glass Parrot mirror $15. 570-288-9571

We give FREE appraisals! Over 35 years, a respected coin dealer.


Across from Dallas Agway on Rt. 415 Look for blue & white signs TUES-FRI, 10-6 SAT, 10-5 570-674-2646


ENGAGEMENT RING To place your 1 Carat Princess Cut with trillion side diamonds. Paid $3,400 at Steve Hydock’s, willing to sacrifice at $1,200. VVS2 Clarity. F color. Set in 14K yellow gold. Call 570-328-4109 or 570-823-1774

752 Landscaping & Gardening FIELDSTONE WALL, FREE, 40’ x 3’. You remove & reshape small hill beneath. 570-696-1853 Evenings LAWNMOWER 20” Yardman 4 hp side discharge, just serviced & ready for spring. Very light & easy to push. Runs like new $65. OBO. 570-283-9452


Machinery & Equipment

SNOW BLOWER Toro, electric start, runs excellent $125. 570-825-3371 SNOWTHROWER Snow Boss 950 white outdoor products, American built, not in flood, 9 h.p. electric start complete with tire chains for added traction. Low hours of operation , excellent condition $465 570-388-6837


Medical Equipment

DYNEX II NEUROSTIMULATOR (TENS unit) including all necessary equipment $150.829-1611 POWER CHAIR Jazzy Select, $500. 570-829-2411 WALKER with seat, basket, hand brakes, navy blue, new $100. Bench for tub, new, white $25. Walker with front wheels, new, grey $20. 570-824-6278

758 Miscellaneous ACTIVITY TABLE Nilo multi-use with removable mat $50 Candy Molds, assorted, 30+., some new. $18. 570-287-4531

ad call...829-7130 LAUNDRY STORAGE UNIT Maytag, white, 3 drawers paid $180. sell $45. 570-474-2182

LUGGAGE SET 3 piece, black & gray tweed, like new $30. 570-824-6278 PAMPERS women’s 3 packs, small/ medium, 12 count $20. 5 packs bed pads 10 count $25. 1 pack women’s depends underwear 18 count $10. 570-824-6278 RELIGIOUS ITEMS Rosaries, $5. each, RECORDS LPs, 78s,45s, 1960-1990 $1. each. 829-2411 SINK: Stainless Sink “Elkay” 12"x2"x8” bar size, great condition, faucet has detachable soap holder, is vintagelooking. Includes all parts to install sink. $60 both 947-6531 SNOW TIRES (4) 215/45QR 17 Bridgestone Blizzak WS 50. Studless ice & snow. Very good condition. $250. 474-5201 SNOWBLOWER: Jacobsen Homelite 320 $100. Kero-sun radiant 10 heater $60. Kaz cool moisture humidifier $15. 570-288-8689 STEAM CLEANER/ FLOOR, brand new in box $75. 570-740-1392 WARMER Creators brand, inside slide doors front & back, 2 racks, $750. 570-636-3151


Musical Instruments

GUITARS Fender Squier Strat gig bag $149. Ibanez Acoustic & case, needs work, $59. PEDALS Vintage Ross Distortion $89, Fender Starcaster Chorus $35, UNIVOX UniWah wah wah $89, Ampeg Scrambler Clone $89. 283-2552 rick @ PIANO: Console good condition $350. 735-6017


Musical Instruments

ORGAN: Hammond, console, dual keyboard with bass peddles. Has percussion settings & many other features. Standard enclosed speaker & real Leslie spinning drum mechanical speaker also enclosed. Excellent condition $450. OBO. 570-283-9452


Photo Equipment

DIGITAL CAMERA HP PhotoSmart 7.2 Megapixel with SD card, spare battery & charger. $65. 283-2552 or rick@

776 Sporting Goods ANTIQUE POOL TABLE excellent condition with all accessories $800. or best offer 570-208-3888 BICYCLES: 2 Schwinn 10 speeds. Man’s Continental &woman’s Suburban. Good condition. $50 each. 570-696-4487 BIKE: Diamondback Wildwood women’s comfort bike. Excellent condition. $150. 570-855-2568 GOLF CLUBS set Generic, great condition $50.815-6772 GUN CABINET (8) side shelves, bottom drawer $100. 570-779-3188


Olhausen 4’ x 8’ slate, excellent condition, includes accessories, was $1,200. $700 OBO. 570-333-5948 SKIS, Rossignol Rebel 177, Salomon series 7 bindings. $75 SKI BOOTS, Salomon Optime 8.1 Exp. Mens size 8 $30 SKI POLES $5. 570-287-1025

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise


We Buy: Gold & Gold coins,

Silver, Platinum, old bills, Watches, Old Costume Jewelry, Diamonds, Gold Filled, Sterling Silver Flatware, Scrap Jewelry, Military items, old Tin & Iron Toys, Canadian coins & paper money, most foreign money (paper/coin). PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR GOLD & SILVER COINS FROM VERY GOOD, VERY FINE & UNCIRCULATED. Visit our new location @ 134 Rt. 11, Larksville next to WOODY’S FIRE PLACE & PRO FIX.

800 PETS & ANIMALS 810


KITTENS. Free to good home 6 weeks old, litter trained. 570-735-2243

Doyouneedmorespace? A yard or garage sale 815 in classified is the best way tocleanoutyourclosets! You’re in bussiness with classified! 778

Stereos/ Accessories

STEREO SYSTEM Kenwood, surround sound $75. 570-472-1646


Televisions/ Accessories

TV Sony 40’ LCD , like new. 1080p. High Definition. $400. 833-2598



ROLLING SCAFFOLD, excellent condition 8’ho 6’l x2’w $300. All size pipe & straight taps, all size drill bits $1-10.570-735-5290

786 Toys & Games

AIR HOCKEY & BILLIARDS TABLE 2 in 1. air hockey

tables uses powerful 110 v motor, flips over for billiards. Equipped with tough, reliable features, locking mechanism. Dimensions 90”Lx48”Wx32”H, 348 lbs. Model #G05612. Included are cue sticks, cue rack, balls, hockey paddles & pucks. Asking $250. or best offer. 570-288-7159 BARBIE DOLLS Older & newer in boxes, new $7. to $25. 570-654-4113 HOCKEY TABLE. Sportcraft. Purchased at Dick’s. Great condition. $90 570-457-8243 MY FIRST LEAP PAD, with 8 games & books $25. 570-407-3538 SWING SET, wooden, 2 swings, bar & glider, wooden play set with slide & monkey bars. Buyer disassembles. $400. obo 477 2281 TRAIN SET & TABLE wooden Imaginarium train set & table, like new. Paid $139. sell $75. 822-7576




VHS TAPES 100, mostly new $75. 570-740-1392

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

VITO’S & GINO’S Wanted: Junk Cars & Trucks Highest Prices Paid!! FREE PICKUP



Not in Flood Zone 77 Cook Street

2 or 3 bedroom Single Home for Sale. Off street parking. Large yard. $82,000 Negotiable (570) 814-4730


FOR SALE BY OWNER. Very nice split level home. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths with over-sized jacuzzi. Living room with fireplace. Kitchen with dining area, family room, rec room with pool table. Garage with opener. Central air. 3 season sun room, deck, large fenced lot with shed. In great neighborhood. $189,900 (570) 540-0157

Land for sale? Place an ad and SELL 570-829-7130

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



Sunday 12pm-5pm 362 Susquehanna Ave Completely remodeled, spectacular, 2 story Victorian home, with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths, new rear deck, full front porch, tiled baths and kitchen, granite countertops, all Cherry hardwood floors throughout, all new stainless steel appliances and lighting, new oil furnace, washer dryer in first floor bath. Great neighborhood, nice yard. $174,900 (30 year loan, $8,750 down, $887/month, 30 years @ 4.5%) 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490


NOT IN FLOOD ZONE 319 Bennett Street For Sale by Owner Two story, 2-unit home. Live in one unit rent the other to pay mortgage or great investment property. Small fenced-in yard and detached garage.

DACHSHUNDS Miniature Puppies. 1 female, shorthaired, brown. 1 male, longhaired, black and some brown. Two months old, ready for new homes. Both parents on premises. $600 each. 570-540-0790 DACHSI-PINS Miniature puppies, 7 weeks old, two copper short haired female, 2 copper short haired male, 1 black and tan shorthaired female. Shots, dewormed, frontlined. $400. 570-288-1029


Pups. Black, ACA registered, shots and wormed, male and female. $300. 570-556-0357

Morkie pups, Malti-poo pups Health records, love people, toy size maturity. $300 each 570-765-0936


Parents on premises Shots Current. $500 570-401-1838

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

Single family house, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, oil heat, unfinished basement, small yard, $35,000 Call 570-457-3340


Completely remodeled, mint, turn key condition, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large closets, with hardwoods, carpet & tile floors, new kitchen and baths, gas heat, shed, large yard. $134,900, seller will pay closing costs, $5000 down and monthly payments are $995/month. Financing available. WALSH REAL ESTATE 570-654-1490


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

FORTY FORT 70 Wesley Street

Very nice, move-in condition or good rental property. 1.5 double, 3 bedroom, living room, kitchen, dining room, basement & full attic. Great deal, must sell, only $30,000. Call (570) 762-5119

bedrooms, huge modern kitchen, big TV room and living room, 1 bath, attic for storage, washer, dryer & 2 air conditioners included. New Roof & Furnace Furnished or unfurnished. Low Taxes! New price $118,500


Shopping for a new apartment? Classified lets you compare costs without hassle or worry! Get moving with classified!


Newport Twp East Main Street Handyman Special Double Block Two 2 story, 3-bedroom units each with attic, cellar, bath and pantry. Large 4 car garage. Upper and lower floors. As is for $25,000. Call 570-379-2645 WEST WYOMING


Sunday 12pm-5pm 46 Zerby Ave Lease with option to buy, completely remodeled, mint, turn key condition, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large closets, with hardwoods, carpet & tile floors, new kitchen and baths, gas heat, shed, large yard. $134,900 (30 year loan @ 4.5% with 5% down; $6,750 down, $684/month) 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490


210 Beechwood Dr Rare brick & vinyl tri-level featuring 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, family room with fireplace, rear patio, sprinkler system, alarm system & central air. MLS#11-2819 $199,000 CALL DONNA 570-613-9080

548 Medical/Health PRICE REDUCED! 314 Bennett Street Refashioned 3 or 4 bedroom, two full modern baths. Two story, 2300sf, with level yard with lovely new landscaping and 1 car garage. New EVERYTHING in this charming must see property. Custom blinds throughout the home. Great neighborhood with Park beyond the backyard. MLS# 11-3776 $174,900 Call Patti 570-328-1752 Liberty Realty & Appraisal Services LLC

NEW PRICE!! 92 Tompkins Street Totally remodeled 2-story; 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2-car garage, deck, rear fence. MLS# 11-2770 $99,900 CALL JOE OR DONNA 570-613-9080

TOTAL BEAUTY 1 ACRE- PRIVACY Beautiful ranch 2

$65,000 Negotiable Call Tara

DURYEA Not in Flood Zone




COCKAPOO pups. Black, well socialized. Shots are current. $150 each. 570-765-1846

Move right into this 3 bedroom 1.5 bath townhouse with many recent updates including new bath room /kitchen and finished basement. $131,900 Call 570-903-6308




Blueberry Hill. 3 bedroom ranch. Large lot with pool. $339,500 No Realtors For more details call 570-406-1128

Call 829-7130

Video Equipment

DVD PLAYER Toshiba, in box $20. 570-472-1646

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

We make house calls!

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906 Homes for Sale



Buyer & seller of antiques! We also do upholstering. 570-855-7197 570-328-3428


906 Homes for Sale

438 Tripp St


Sunday 12pm-5pm Completely remodeled home with everything new. New kitchen, baths, bedrooms, tile floors, hardwoods, granite countertops, all new stainless steel appliances, refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, free standing shower, tub for two, huge deck, large yard, excellent neighborhood $154,900 (30 year loan @ 4.5% with 5% down; $7,750 down, $785/month) 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490

Shopping for a new apartment? Classified lets you compare costs without hassle or worry! Get moving with classified! 548 Medical/Health

PSYCHIATRIC NURSES Full and part time positions available working as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team on a psychiatric inpatient unit. All positions include a full benefit package including health insurance, paid leave time and pension. Sign on bonus for Nurses of $1000 for full time positions and $500 for part time positions. Interested applicants should contact Joseph Mule’ Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Director, at (570) 735-7590. Please send resume’ to: Northeast Counseling Services, HR Dept. 130 W. Washington Street, Nanticoke, PA 18634 or via email to: EOE

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

570-735-1487 WE PAY THE MOST IN CASH

BUYING 11am to 11pm


Handyman Special Pine Street House, and/or separate corner lot property $10,000. each, or $15,000. for both. Call (215) 295-6951

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FORD REBATE................500 OFF LEASE REBATE........500


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*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 27 month lease 23,625 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 11/30/11.

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 27 month lease 23,625 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 11/30/11.



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

Remote Keyless Entry, CD, Pwr. Door Locks, Anti-Theft Sys., Side Curtain Air Bags, Side Impact Air Bags, Air, Message Center, MyKey FORD REBATE..................500 FMCC REBATE.................500 OFF LEASE REBATE...........500 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP........91

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

FORD REBATE................500 FORD BONUS REBATE....1,500 FMCC REBATE................500 OFF LEASE REBATE.....1,250 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP..........41

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 27 month lease 23,625 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 11/30/11.

FORD REBATE................500 FMCC REBATE..............500 OFF LEASE REBATE........500 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP. . .386

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


*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 27 month lease 23,625 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 11/30/11.

27 Mos. *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 27 month lease 23,625 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 11/30/11.

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


*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 27 month lease 23,625 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 11/30/11.

*Tax and tags extra. Security Deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 27 month lease 23,625 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

Just Minutes from Scranton or W-B

SUNDAY DISPATCH 906 Homes for Sale



SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2011 PAGE 11 Apartments/ Unfurnished




For Sale By Owner

Beautiful Colonial home with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, eat in kitchen & formal dining room located in a wonderful neighborhood. Home has tile floors, ceiling fans, first floor laundry room, & lower level rec room. Gas furnace with baseboard hot water, above ground pool & hot tub. $256,800 Call 570-693-3941


Income & Commercial Properties


Township Blvd.

MAKE AN OFFER! Ideal location between WilkesBarre & Scranton. Ample parking with room for additional spaces. Perfect for medical or professional offices. Contact agent to show. Asking $945,000 Contact Judy Rice 570-714-9230 MLS# 10-1110

912 Lots & Acreage


Ida Acres, Wyoming Area School District. 6 lots remain, starting at $38,000. Private setting. Underground utilities. 570-947-4819


Out of flood area. 100x125ft. All utilities in place. Building moratorium does not apply to this lot. $45,000 reduced to $42,000 Call 570-655-0530


2 bedroom, modern kitchen and bath, Includes OSP stove, fridge, heat, water, sewer. No Pets. $650. 570-693-1294


AMERICA REALTY RENTALS “ALL UNITS MANAGED” 1 block WB General Hospital 1-2 bedrooms $465. & Up + utilities Remodeled, appliances, laundry, parking. Employment applicatiopn, lease. NO PETS/ SMOKING 288-1422


Apartments/ Unfurnished

KINGSTON West Bennett St. Twinkle in Kingston’s Eye, 2nd floor, 1000 sq. ft. 2 bed, Central Air, washer/dryer and appliances. No pets. Non-smoking. 1 car off street parking. Available Nov-1. $700/month + gas, electric, 1 year lease & security. 570-814-1356


Very clean, 1st floor 3 Bedroom with modern bath and kitchen. New flooring, large closets. Off Street Parking, fenced yard. Water & garbage included. Tenant pays electric & gas service. $545/month. No pets. One year lease. 570-301-7723


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

Immediate Opennings!



Newly renovated, great neighborhood. 2nd floor. Non smoking. Oak floors, new carpet in master bedroom. new windows, 4 paddle fans, bath with shower. Stove & fridge, dishwasher. Off street parking, coin- op laundry. $575 + gas, electric & water. References required, no pets 570-779-4609 or 570-407-3991

HANOVER TWP Rear Lee Park Ave. 3 bedroom. OSP, References and security required. $600/month 917-225-9961 Mike

It's that time again! Rent out your apartment with the Classifieds 570-829-7130

2 bedroom, 1st floor. Large eat in kitchen, fridge, electric stove, large living room, w/w carpeting, master bedroom with custom built in furniture. Ample closet space. Front/back porches, off street parking, laundry room available. No dogs, smoking, water, sewer, garbage paid. $550/mo + gas, electric, security, lease, credit, background check. (570) 696-3596


347 Hanover St. Large 1 bedroom, 1st floor, wall to wall carpet, eat-in kitchen with appliances, washer & dryer hookup, porch & shared yard. $395/mo + utilities & security. New energy efficient gas furnace. Call 570-814-1356



Apartments/ Furnished


Attractive 1 room furnished efficiency. Cherry kitchen cabinets, granite bath, built-ins, washer/ dryer. Security & references. Non smokers, no pets. $625. Includes heat & water. 570-655-4311

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

AVOCA 3 rooms. Incl. heat,

hot water, water, garbage and sewer. Appliances, off street parking. Security, no pets $490 per month 570-655-1606

DALLAS Modern 1st

floor with all appliances. Off street parking. No pets. $550 per month + utilities. 570-639-1462

DALLAS Š Large 3 bedroom

2nd floor. No pets. Off street parking. Call Joe 570-881-2517 DUPONT Completely remodeled, modern 2 bedroom apt. Lots of closet space, with new tile floor and carpets. Includes stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer, gas heat, nice yard and neighborhood, no pets. $795 month $1000 deposit. 570-479-6722


Apartments/ Unfurnished

Available Immediately



603 Hanover St 2nd floor, 1 bedroom. No pets. $500 + security, utilities & lease. Photos available. Call 570-542-5330


2 BEDROOMS All Apartments Include: Appliances & Maintenance


570-899-3407 Tina Randazzo Property Mgr

NANTICOKE Nice clean 1

bedroom. Heat, hot water, garbage fee included. Stove, fridge, air-conditioning, washer/dryer availability. Security. $525 per month Call (570) 736-3125


Apartments/ Unfurnished


Jenkins Twp.

Newly renovated, 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen, stove, & fridge included washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking. Heat & water included. $875. per month + security deposit. Credit check & references. Cell 917-753-8192

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KINGSTON Beautiful execu-

tive style apartment in large historical home. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, granite kitchen, dining room, living room, basement storage, beautiful front porch washer/dryer. $1,100 monthly plus utilities. No pets. No smoking. 570-472-1110 KINGSTON


317 N. Maple Ave. Large Two story, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, Central Heat & Air, washer/dryer in unit, parking. $840 + utilities & 1 month security 570-262-6947


Apartments/ Unfurnished


Immediate Occupancy!!

Efficiencies available @30% of income


61 E. Northampton St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 • Affordable Senior Apartments • Income Eligibility Required • Utilities Included! • Low cable rates; • New appliances; • Laundry on site; • Activities! •Curbside Public Transportation

Please call 570-825-8594 D/TTY 800-654-5984

Commercial Properties


Rte. 315 1,700 - 2,000 SF Office / Retail 4,500 SF Office Showroom, Warehouse Loading Dock Call 570-829-1206


Lease Space Available, Light manufacturing, warehouse, office, includes all utilities with free parking. I will save you money!


15 & 17 E. Carey St Clean 2nd floor, modern 1 bedroom apartments. Stove, fridge, heat & hot water included. No pets. Off street parking. $490-$495 + security, 1 yr lease Call 570-822-6362 570-822-1862 Leave Message

PROFESSIONAL COMMERCIAL SPACE West Pittston Village Shop 918 Exeter Ave Route 92 1500 sq. ft. & 2,000 sq. ft.


570-693-1354 ext 1


East Packer Avenue 2 bedroom Townhouse with full basement, 1 bath, off street parking. $625/mo + utilities. No Pets. 570-2831800 M-F, 570-3886422 all other times


Available immediately, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath room, stovewasher-dryer, offstreet parking, no pets, Patio, $575. /per month, Sewer & Garbage, $575. /security deposit. Call 570-760-0459


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

Call TODAY For AVAILABILITY!! www.mayflower


900 & 2400 SF Dental Office direct visibility to Route 315 between Leggios & Pic-ADeli. 750 & 1750 SF also available. Near 81 & Cross Valley. 570-829-1206

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4 bedroom, newly renovated. w/d hookups. No Pets. Proof of employment and references required. $650/per month, (570) 466-4619

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


152 Elizabeth Street Spacious 2 bedroom apartment with ample closet space. Off street parking. All utilities and appliances included. No pets. $795 + lease & security. Call 570-510-7325

PITTSTON Completely renovated 1 bedroom efficiency, 2nd floor. Appliances & utilities included except electric. Off street parking. Some pets ok. $595. 570-969-9268

PITTSTON Efficiency apart-

ment, bedroom, bath & kitchen. No pets. $415/month + 1 month security. 570-451-1038

PITTSTON EFFICIENCY Unfurnished. 1 bedroom, kitchen, living room. All appliances included. $650/month. 814-2752


bedrooms, 1 bath room, all appliances provided, washer/ dryer on premises, $600./per month, plus utilities, $600./ security deposit. Call 570-881-2101


2 to 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, fully renovated, gas/electric heat, offstreet parking, washer/dryer hookup, no pets, $850/per month, plus utilities, security, and lease required. Call 570-675-5916


SINGLE FAMILY HOME 3 bedroom. 1.5 baths. Full kitchen. Living & dining room. Hardwood floors. Front & rear porch. Off street parking. Large yard. $675 + utilities, security. No pets or smoking. Call 570-696-3289



Half Doubles

KINGSTON Newly remodled

modeled 2 bedroom, dining & living room, off street parking. All new appliances. $630/ month + utilities, security & references. Water & sewer included. Absolutely No Pets. Call 570-239-7770


3 bedroom. $650 plus utilities 570-299-5471




22 Terrace Street 2 bedroom, 2nd floor. Hardwood flooring. Appliances, heat, water, sewer & trash included. Pet friendly. $700 + electric & natural cooking gas. 570-969-9268

WILKES-BARRE Barney Street

3rd floor, 2-3 bedroom attic style apartment. Eat in kitchen, private entrance. Includes hot water & free laundry. Pets ok. $450 / month. Security, references. 570-237-0124


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


Corner of Wyoming Ave and 6th St. 2nd floor, 1 bedroom, non smoking apartment. Parking. Includes heat, water sewer & garbage. No pets. $600 + utilities & security. Available 12/1. Call 570-430-8000


Recently remodeled 2nd floor, 3 bedroom. Carpet, wood & tile. Oak kitchen. Washer, dryer, fridge & stove. Deck $650 + utilities & security. Call 570-237-0965

974 Wanted to Rent Real Estate


Looking to participate in hunting cabin membership in Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wyoming or Susquehanna county. Responsible single adult. Call 570-388-3039 or 570-239-4790

REE! 2 bedroom. Off street parking. No smoking. $600 +utilities, security & last month. 570-885-4206


Building & Remodeling

1st. Quality Construction Co.

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

Senior Citizens Discount! State Lic. # PA057320

570-299-7241 570-606-8438

1057Construction & Building


Certain Restrictions Apply*

151 W. River St. NEAR WILKES 1st floor. 2 bedrooms, carpet. Appliances included. Sewer & trash paid. Tenant pays gas, water & electric. Pet friendly. Security deposit & 1st months rent required. $600. 570-969-9268


2 bedrooms with lots of storage. Hardwood floors. 5 minute walk to General Hospital. $670. + utilities. 570-814-3838

5 locking garages/ storage units for rent. 9’x11’ & 9’x14’. $60/month. Call 570-357-1138


Very clean, nice, 2 bedroom. Water, sewer, stove, fridge, Garbage collection fee included. W/d availability. Large rooms. Security, $535/mo. 570-736-3125

953 Houses for Rent


2nd floor efficiency. Includes stove, refrigerator furnished. Includes heat, electric, water & sewer. No washer/dryer hook up. Off street parking & deck. $600/month. Security required. 570-299-7153


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


176 Charles St TOWNHOUSE STYLE, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, Not Section 8 approved. $550/ month + utilities. References & security required. Available 12/1. 570-301-2785

953 Houses for Rent


3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Kitchen/dining, living room, finished lower level, deck. Very private.Surrounded by over 100 acres of wooded land $1000 month plus utilities. 570-299-5471


Spacious single family 3 bedroom, 1 bath home. Nice neighborhood. Flexible lease terms for flood victims. Garbage & sewer by landlord. $685 + utilities, security & references. Call 570-885-3590


2 bedroom, 1.5 bath single home. Lake view with dock & lake rights. Remodeled with hardwood & tile floors. Lake Lehman Schools. No pets No Smoking. $800 + utilities, security & lease. Call 570-696-3289


Lexington Village Nanticoke, PA Many ranch style homes. 2 bedrooms 2 Free Months With A 2 Year Lease $795 + electric



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

1129 Gutter Repair & Cleaning


PA#067136- Fully Licensed & Insured. We install custom seamless rain gutters & leaf protection systems. CALL US TODAY ABOUT OUR 10% OFF WHOLE HOUSE DISCOUNT! 570-561-2328


Painting & Wallpaper

A QUALITY PAINTING Interior specialist, residential/commercial. $0 money down! Pictures & references available! 570-328-2072 570-714-2202

Looking for the right deal on an automobile? Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions! House in Shambles? We can fix it! Cover All Painting & General Contracting PA068287. Serving Northeast PA & North Jersey since 1989. All phases of interior & exterior repair & rebuilding. Call 570-226-1944 or 570-470-5716 Free Estimates And yes, I am a lead paint removal certified contractor


Paving & Excavating


Modified stone, laid & compacted. Hot tar and chips, dust and erosion control. Licensed and Insured. Call Today For Your Free Estimate

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The Dispatch



CHRIS LATONA General Contractor

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

457-8145 or 655-0777

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570-457-0087 PA# HIC EA 18685

ATTENTION FLOOD VICTIMS Call Northeast Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning For all your needs. Licensed / Insured


HOME IMPROVEMENT Exterior Home Improvements By

NORTHEAST WINDOW, INC. Locally Owned & Operated Since 1987

• Windows • Siding • Enclosures • Fiberglass Doors

• Storm Doors • Vinyl Railings • Roofing • And More

Specializing in waterproofing basements with stone walls. 570-468-3988 • 570-780-8339 Lic. & insured.


Falcone’s City Carpet Center 35 North Main St, Pittston, PA 18640

Flood Damage - Free Estimates!

We were there for you in the flood of -72 & will help you get your home back together after the -11 flood.All your flooring needs: carpet, vinyl, laminate, hardwood; Window treatments: blinds, shades, custom drapes. 498-0977, 822-3494, or 592-4060

Overnight Junket to Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget!

Tuesday, November 8 & 9

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



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• Countertop Replacements • Storage Unit • Custom Built In

For All Your Interior Home Improvement Needs


570.693.4350 570.371.9917


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90 N. First Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 800-600-3033



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• Flat Roofs • Shingles • Siding • Replacement Windows Free Estimates - Licensed & Insured WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED ROBERT SMITH, WEST PITTSTON


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