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American idols Although I’d eventually earn a degree in psychology and spend my lifetime in journalism, I began college as an art major. One of the reasons for that involved a cool but sunny late October morning on Main Street in Pittston and a guy named Paul Reggie. I was 10 years old, two days away from turning 11, the day Paul Reggie became my idol. That he never knew the influence he had on my life saddened me when I read his obituary Wednesday morning. Paul was just 66. I guess I always thought I’d bump into him one day and let him know. Paul was a senior in high school when he won the Halloween window painting contest in Pittston in 1960. The city’s downtown was bustling in those days. There were more than 100 stores and on the days leading up to Halloween, scores of schools kids could be seen on the sidewalks out front using tempera paints to decorate the windows with Halloween art.



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The paintings were massive, four feet by five feet or more, and for a kid like me who could draw before he could write, seeing them was mesmerizing. For one day, this was my Louvre, the closest I could get to original art. I never forgot the painting – a witch – that won Paul first place that year. I never forgot that it was on a window at Saletin’s department store, or that on the opposite window was an equally inspiring work by another of my early idols, Joan Skechus. Although we lived in the same town and although Paul’s younger brother Rich and I would become friends, to the best of my knowledge, Paul and I never met. Still, he was the guy that at 10 years old, almost 11, I wanted to be. There were others. And for other reasons. Like Johnny Sarti. Three weeks ago at the Sunday Dispatch Person of the Year reception, as I handled the

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duties of master of ceremonies, I kept making eye contact with a guy at the front table. He nodded his approval at the right times and laughed at the right times, and I was glad he was there. We had a chance to chat later and when he said, “You don’t know who I am, do you?” I had to admit I did not. He gave me a hint: “When you were a kid, I lived just a few doors up the street.” Still, I was baffled. But when he finally revealed his name, Johnny Sarti, I wanted to throw my arms around him. “Johnny,” I said, “you were my idol.” And he was. I reminded him that he was the guy who taught me how to play a pinball machine and he quickly put his index finger to his lips and asked me not to tell his daughters. I was, again probably 10, when Johnny Sarti took me under his wing. He hardly re-

members it, but I surely do and I told him why: when an older kid pays even a little bit of attention to a younger kid, it’s a big deal. “You made me feel important,” I said. Johnny had a slightly different take on our relationship of 50 years ago. “When a new family moves into the neighborhood and the oldest girl is as beautiful as your sister Sheila,” he explained, “it’s a good move to be nice to her little brother.” He said he hoped he didn’t burst my bubble. “It’s okay,” I assured him. “You were still my idol.” And there were others. Like Mike Caputo, coach of my farm team, the way he rolled up the sleeves of his plaid shirt. I started doing that. And Whitey Scarantino, how cool the white silk scarf draped around his shoulders under his black trench coat looked. I asked my mom to buy me one. And Hank Walker, the way he walked back and forth in front of the class teaching

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American history without a single written note. I wanted to be that smart. And Ned O’Malley, the dapper teller at First National Bank. I wanted to dress like him. I always had idols when I was growing up. But never Elvis Presley, Mickey Mantle or even any of the The Beatles. And certainly no one elected from a TV show. My idols were people I knew, or at least people I got to observe first hand. As corny as it may sound, my dad was always at the top of the list, followed by my Uncle Eddie, my Uncle Buddy and even my kid brother Billy. Then there are my friends. I doubt they ever considered themselves idols but they were and are. And to this day, the list keeps growing. Recent additions include my own two kids. They won’t understand it and I don’t expect them to, but to me they’ve become idols nevertheless.

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First PA Middle School science team in five years proves science is fun By Jack Smiles

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For a team full of rookies they did darn well. The Pittston Area Middle School Science Olympiad team placed14th out of 21 teams in the Science Olympiad March 9 at the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus in Lehman. Since the school hadn’t fielded a science team in five years, all 17 of the students on this year’s team were participating for the first time. Of the 23 events in the competition, the team took first place in two, second in one and third in one. Sixth grade science teacher Jill Quinn and high school teacher J.J. Anthony are the team’s coaches. Quinn, the moderator of the Middle School Science club, said she got the idea to revive the Olympiad team after transferring from fifth grade to the Middle School. “I have a love of science. Once I got comfortable with the curriculum, I wanted to take the kids beyond the classroom,” Quinn said. When she floated the idea to the club,17 students, most of them sixth graders, volunteered. “They wanted a challenge,” Quinn said. “On December 1 we started working steadily, once a week or as needed as we got closer to the event.” The Olympiad consisted of 23 competitions in such things as Ecology, Aquifers, and Solar System. Sixth grader Alex Zuba, who with Steven Shamnoski won first place in Storm the Castle, said he was inspired by older relatives. “I wanted to build something and compete with my older cousins that were in the Science Olympiad,” Alex said.

Pittston Area Science Olympiad team team coached by J.J. Anthony and Jill Quinn: Taylor Baloga, Virginia Myrkalo, Albert Zuba, Sarah Velehoski, Steven Shamnoski, Gabriela Rubino, Samantha Pontier, Kate Musto, Emily Morahan, Patrick Mitchell, Kaylah Hodgins, Michael Elko, Ali Carroll, Milena Adams, Emily Audi, Veronica Rizzo, and Mackenzie Connors.

As it turned out he had a lot of fun. “When we were building our catapult I got to hang out with my friends and during test firing it was so cool to actually see it fire.” Like Alex, seventh grader Kate Musto was inspired by an older relative, her brother Chris. “My brother medaled in an event, so I wanted to try it out and beat him.”

Kate had fun and urged her classmates to get involved. “It was fun being able to get to compete on our own and getting the experience of being a college kid going around to classes on our own. I would definitely encourage others to participate. There’s events for everyone from listening to bird calls to building robots.” Eighth grader Sarah Velehoski said she first leaned about the Olympiad from her

sister Megan and loved the experience. “I loved how there were so many different events and kids from different schools. You could watch the competitions and all grades from 6-12. We were completely free to watch and encourage our friends. It was a great experience. It was fun and challenging. I really got to show off my skills and I even made some friends along the way.”

Albert Zuba and Steven Shamnoski took 1st place in the Storm the Castle competition

Milena Adams and Mackenzie Connors took 1st place in the Solar System competition

Kate Musto and Emily Audi took 3rd place in the Write It Do It competition


Michale Elko and Patrick Mitchell took 2nd place in the Battery Buggy competition


Science ‘rookies’ excel at PSU Olympiad



Pittston ... through Rose-colored glasses Pro bono city manager Rose Randazzo is city’s biggest cheerleader With Jack Smiles

Rose Randazzo grew up on Pine Street in Pittston where her mother Angela still lives. Her father was Angelo Randazzo. She is a lawyer and real estate developer with an office at 39 South Main Street in the city, where this interview took place. She lives in Scranton with her husband Geoffrey Pizzuto and their son Geoffrey, nine. She has a B.A. from Scranton University and a law degree from Villanova. She is Pittston’s Downtown Manager, which she does pro bono. Where did you go to high school and what was it like? Pittston Area, class of ’80. Back then it was a simple life. We hung out in the parking lot of Burger King for fun. I was captain of the cheerleaders. We won the Wyoming Area game. That was a big thing. (Laughs)

What was cheerleading like for you? Cheerleading was a big part of my life. Not only did I consider it a sport when no one else did, I felt that girls coming up didn’t have any access to training or information about cheerleading. So I wrote a cheerleading book in 1982. It was called Champion Cheerleading. I started selling it by mail order, this was before the internet. I did that from the time I went to college through law school. Then it kind of became outdated when the internet came alive. Did you stay involved in cheerleading in other ways? Yes, I was the moderator of the Pittston Area cheerleaders in 1982, ’83 when my sister Donna was the captain. So I stayed involved in cheerleading first as a moderator, then as a business. That ended about 1990. Rose Randazzo, a lawyer, serves pro bono as Pittston downtown manager PHOTO BY JACK SMILES

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What do you remember downtown Pittston being like when you were young? When I grew up, the downtown was still vibrant. We still had Woolworth’s. We still had many restaurants. Sweetland. The American Theater. I saw many movies there with my friends. Coming from Pine Street we could walk downtown and there was a lot to do. When did you open an office in Pittston? I bought the old Valley Dress building at 139 South Main and renovated that. Vince Argenio, the chiropractor, is in it now. It’s called Main Street Commons now. We totally restored that building. It had 20 foot ceilings, and hardwood floors, brick walls. It’s really something to see. So anyway, I had a baby when I was 40 and I wanted to move into something smaller, so I bought into this property. Vince was in this space, so we traded spaces.

What is an example of an early success? I wanted to see a new sign ordinance and that came to fruition. Larry Newman wrote the ordinance. I reviewed it. We had input from the mayor, council. One of the signs that came out of that is the Palazzo sign. You’re going to see a number of signs that are going to go up with the old village, wooden engraved look. What does the ordinance do? It’s really to get a uniform look that’s pleasing to the eye. In the old ordinance if a business left town they were allowed to leave their sign up and all the hardware. So if a new business came into town they would just put new panels in them. The signs deteriorated. Now what we’re doing is when a business leaves we’re asking the property owners to take those down, so the new owners can go with the new sign under the ordinance. What else is the city doing to improve the look of the storefronts? We passed an ordinance to create a design and review commit-

What’s the key to revitalization? People. We have to get people living downtown. We have a number of projects, and I can’t say where they are, but they involve high end loft apartments in existing buildings on the Main Street. We want to attract young people and we want to provide housing that’s acceptable to them. Is that a nationwide trend, people coming back to small cities? Yes it is. People are sick of the big box shopping experience. Now is the time to strike. Can Palazzo’s be a role model to other businesses? Sure. When was the last time we saw 150 cars on Main Street on a weekend. He’s successful by anyone’s standards and he’s in Pittston. If people are coming down for Palazzo they may want to hear live music in a bar. The

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sale. Or if someone wants to put on an art show or a concert fundraiser, or anything in the city we’ll have the space. We’re negotiating a few different options. We hope to have that open by the summer.

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When did you get involved working with the city? When Mike Lombardo ran for mayor. I was on his campaign committee and I was special solicitor for him. I was very involved in the city then. Then I had the baby and moved to Scranton. One of the reasons I stopped being involved with the Main Street was because council wasn’t willing to take that extra step and pass a Main Street ordinance to control the Main Street business district. Without that ordinance and without enforcement of it you get people who come in and do whatever they want. I already bought properties on Main Street and restored them. One of them was, before it was Palazzo, was a bar called Indigo, the old Rendezvous. I bought that with a couple of partners and restored it. It was going to be condemned. It has a glass block bar is amazing.

But eventually your faith was restored? For five of six years I was not involved in the city. When Mayor Klush came in he and Mike Lombardo, the councilman, invited me to be the downtown manager. I volunteered because there is nothing in the budget for that type of work. I love my job with the city and I try to devote as many hours as I can.

other businesses can play off of the people he’s attracting with his food. We have to provide something more, other than food, in the downtown.


How is cheerleading good for girls? Well, it is a sport. It’s very athletic. There’s a lot of training and a lot of competition involved. It prepares them for life, because life is competitive. It gives them a good sense of themselves.

tee. Every time someone pulls a permit to do any façade work on Main Street or in the business district they have to submit an architectural rendering of what the front elevation of that building is going to look like and detail what type of finishes they are going to use. That has to be submitted to the committee and we are allowed, under the ordinance, to give input as to what we expect to see on the Main Street. We’re taking that a step further in the next couple months with another ordinance about what you can do to the façade on historical buildings. We want to restore, we don’t want to demolish. We have some historical building here that are beautiful and need restoration.

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After restoring a couple of buildings and not seeing any improvement in the surrounding areas, I sort of gave up.



Father Jack Ryan, speaker Making final plans for the Catholic Community of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Rocco Holy Name Society Smoker, first row, left to right, Art Savokinas, Joe McCulloch, Jim Murphy, Michael English; second row, Joe Sagliocco, Paul Minechelli, Joe Delconte, Tony Bianco, Bernie Babonis, Frank Sciabacucchi; third row, Carl Angelella.

President-elect of King’s College speaker Rev. Phillip Massetti O.S.J. pastor and assistant pastor Rev. Jackson Pinheiro O.S.J. of The Catholic Community of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Rocco and its Holy Name Society announce plans are set for its annual Holy Name Society Smoker to be held on Sunday, April 10, at 6:00 p.m. in the parish center. This event is for all men and young men from the parish and surrounding area. Tickets are $10.00. The speaker this year is Father Jack Ryan, C.S.C president elect of Kings College and currently Dean of the William G. McGowan School of Business. Toastmaster will be the Honorable Judge Joseph M. Cosgrove, Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas. Holy Name president Joe

McCulloch and Smoker chairman Jim Murphy advise getting your tickets early. Tickets can be obtained at the church rectory, from all Holy Name members, or by calling Jim Murphy at 654 4929. On Feb. 4, Father Ryan, was named 9th President of King’s College. Father Ryan will begin his presidency on July 1, following the departure of Father Thomas O’Hara, C.S.C., Ph.D., who will end his 12-year presidency June 30 to return to the classroom full-time in 2012. Father Ryan, 61, has been a member of the King’s business faculty since 1994 and has led the McGowan School of Business since 2004. Under his leadership the School has achieved international accreditation from the Association to Advance Col-







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of business administration (MBA) from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Toronto, and a Doctorate in business administration from Temple University. During his studies in Toronto and Philadelphia, he did parish work in both cities. Following his graduation from Wilkes, Ryan served in a variety of accounting, engineering and management positions for 13 years with Gilbert/Commonwealth Associates, Inc., in Reading. He was ordained as a priest in the Holy Cross order in 1990. He has published numerous articles and belongs to prominent professional organizations and has been a presenter at pro-

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tracted to shop or eat somewhere else it has to have a clean, appealing look it. That’s why the Streetscape is fantastic for us. We’re pushing for outdoor eating. Streetscape is going to reconfigure the parking to make the sidewalk 20 feet wide in some spots to accommodate outdoor cafes and with diagonal parking between them. Why did you agree to be downtown manager for no pay? I have a history here. When I looked around I thought if somebody doesn’t take on this job, we don’t stand a chance. I’m hoping someday there’s a grant for a fulltime position and a young person can come in and take it on. It deserves a fulltime position.

1988-present. He received a Special Achievement Award: Pennsylvania Bar Association in 1988 and 1992. He served as Executive Producer of a televised video presentation entitled "Children of the Lie" concerning the Protection From Abuse Act; His memberships include: Lawyers Advisory Committee, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit 2005-08; Board of Directors Ethics Institute of Northeastern Pennsylvania 2006-2010; Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee 2007-2010; Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates 2007-2010; PBA Legislative Affairs Committee 2007-08; Criminal Justice Act administration committee, Middle District of Pennsylvania, appointed by Chief Judge Yvette Kane 2007-

2010; Law School Dean Search Committee, Wilkes University 2007-2008; Law School Advisory Committee, Wilkes University since-2008; Chair, U.S. Magistrate Judge Reappointment Merit Selection Committee appointed by the Judges of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania 2008; President, Luzerne County Bar Association Charitable Foundation 2008-2009 In addition he has acted in the films “The Maid”, (credit) Chrysalide Films, Paris, France 1990; “Gospa” (non-credit) Wayne Film / Marian Film / Jadran Film, Bosnia and Hercegovina 1994; and on T.V. in episodes of “The West Wing” (NBC), Warner Bros. / John Wells Prod. (Seasons 1, 2 and 4; character “Peter Hayes”) 2000; 2001; 2002 Member, Screen Actors Guild (AFL-CIO).

we can get and may be have the boys from PA Vo-tech restore it and make it part of the Tomato Festival. Anything we can get our hands on that was part of city history we’re interested.

Street, this business district. We’ll offend some people, there’ll be some hurt feelings along the way but in the end it’ll be good for everyone.

The Godfather (Laughs.)

Favorite TV show. I watch SpongeBob everyday. (Laughs)

Why are you optimistic now? I love Pittston. My heart and soul is here and I’m surrounded by people who feel the same. Mike Lombardo, who used to be the mayor, and Jim Zarra are on redevelopment board. We have Joe Moskowitz, he’s fantastic. We have a mayor and council that don’t care about politics. They just care about their town. Mayor Klush was not a politician. He’s just a young guy who wanted to make his town better. We don’t have to play games. Our goal is fixing this Main

Pastimes. Movies. Last year my husband and I went to the Tribeca Film Festival. That was a treat. We like documentaries. Waiting for Superman was one we saw lately. That was very good. All time favorite movie.


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What else can you envision? Specialty stores. Yore Antiques is an example. They’re successful and they are getting one of the signs we talked about. You have to find a niche. Like the Village Variety store. She has a huge assortment of antique jewelry. Advanced Arms. Chris Scota. He has a great business, because he has a niche. You can’t go to the mall and buy a Tommy gun. (Laughs.) Consignment shops. The Coffee Table. She’s going to have ice cream. There’s an old Grablick’s truck

vania, and commissioned January 25, 2010. A native of Pittston, he graduated from St. John the Evangelist High School in 1975, and the University of Notre Dame with a BA government and international studies in 1979. He received a Master of Arts degree in Theology from University of Notre Dame in 1982, and a Master of Arts degree in Studio Art in 1993 from Marywood College (now University). He received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1982 and was admitted to the Bar in Pennsylvania the same year. He practiced law at the Law Offices of Joseph M. Cosgrove from 1983 to 2010. He served as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at King’s College 1983-1985, and as an adjunct faculty member of Constitutional Law at King’s College


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fessional meetings. He is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee and the Planning & Restructuring Committee of the Eastern Province of Holy Cross. He is a member of the Board of Stonehill College. He serves on the Board of several local organizations, including the Earth Conservancy and the Sustainable Energy Fund. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Ethos-Gen, LLC. Father Ryan regularly assists the local diocesan clergy by participating in weekend liturgies and other parish functions, including a chaplaincy at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility. Joseph M. Cosgrove, Judge Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County, was nominated by Gov. Rendell on December 4, 2009, and confirmed unanimously by the Senate of Pennsyl-





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Pittston artist to be in Misericordia exhibit

The Misericordia SpeechLanguage Pathology (SLP) Department is hosting a reception to introduce the works of artists from Verve Vertu Art Studio on display in a new exhibit in the College of Health Sciences Building, 100 Lake St., Dallas, Pa. Among the artists to be featured are Billy Sukus of Pittston. The free reception will be held Thursday, May 5 from 5-8 p.m. in the Speech-Language and Hearing Center on the second floor of the College of Health Sciences building. Reservations are required. The rotating collection, “Exceptional Art – Exceptional Artists,” features the works of artists from the Deutsch Institute’s Verve Vertu Art Studio. The Deutsch Institute offers recreational and leisurely activities for people with a wide range of disabilities. The university has a special relationship with many of the artists because several of them attend therapy sessions at the Speech-Language and Hearing Center at Misericordia. The collection includes many individual works as well as a special multi-media piece in which as many as 14 Verve Vertu artists collaborated on. It was commissioned by the university to be displayed permanently. This whimsical piece includes many interesting textures such as dyed cheesecloth and handmade paper clay flowers. It also features a three-dimensional needle-felted doll swinging on a swing, made from mohair, dyed using organic jewel weed. The exhibit is open free to the public during regular business hours of the Speech-Language and Hearing Center, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reservations for the reception can be made by contacting Michelle Donato at (570) 674-8255 or at Happy BirthdayHappy belated birthday to Donnie Tonkin of Exeter who celebrated his 40th birthday on March 28. William Reap of Avoca who celebrated on March 30. William’s brother Al Reap, also of

Wyoming Area Drama Club to present the musical ‘Annie’

The cast of Annie performs one of their musical numbers for their upcoming shows. The Wyoming Area Drama Club and Thespian Troupe 4795will present the musical on April 8 and 9 at 7:00 p.m. and April10 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center, 20 Memorial Street, Exeter. Tickets will be available to the public on April 4, 5, 6 and 7from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Secondary Center Lobby. The cost is $10.00 for adults and $5 for students/children. Pictured are Johanna Abend, Sarah Stoss, Brittany Benkoski, Sherry Klaproth, Sarah Crake, Brittany Thomas, Nick Perugini, Rachel Taylor, Victoria Pennington, Faith Musinski, and Martine Tonnesen. On steps are Kyle Brogan, Paul Minnelli, Billy Weiss, and Billy Romanowski. Avoca will celebrate on April 19. Attorney Michael I. Butera will celebrate his 60th birthday on April 6. Monica Mae Coyne of Duryea will celebrate her 50th birthday on April 12. New ArrivalsA boy was born to Keri Anne Esser and Rocco Barge of Duryea on March 14. A boy was born to Katheryne and Michael Hasset of West Pittston on March 14. A boy was born to Kimberly Messina and Cody Pashinski of Jenkins Township on March 15. A boy was born to Jennifer and Edward Halat of Pittston on March 16.

A girl was born to Rebecca Novak and Robert Vital of Pittston March 19. BarbershopThe Wilkes-Barre Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society will hold their 59th Annual Concert, “Thanks for the Memories” on Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Wyoming Area High School, Exeter, featuring “Wyoming Valley Barbershop Harmony Chorus,” “Sounds Abound” Quartet, and guests “Friday at O’Malley’s” Mid-Atlantic District Quartet. Tickets all reserved: $20 and $15. Call 709-3716, 696-3385, or 2872476.

Theatre at SemThe Performing Arts Institute (PAI) of Wyoming Seminary will present a special gala performance on Sunday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Amato Auditorium of the Wyoming Seminary Lower School, 1560 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort. The gala will feature the talents of five high school musical theater performers competing for three scholarships to attend this year’s PAI summer program. Comedian Tony Braithwaite of Philadelphia will also perform, and television star David Canary of "All My Children" fame will be one of the competition judges. This production is open to the public;

tickets are $10 for students and senior citizens, $15 for adults and $40 for the pre-performance reception and performance. For more information call 270-2186. The Wyoming Seminary Players will present the classic French comedy "Tartuffe" on Friday and Saturday, May 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. in the Buckingham Performing Arts Center, Sprague Avenue, Kingston. This play by the great French playwright Moliére tells the story of a hypocritical imposter who uses false piety and virtue to take over the home, possessions and family of his benefactor. Tickets are $3.00 in advance and $4.00 at the door. For tickets or more information call 270-2110.

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and by the time she receives this award, it will have surpassed 4,000. Peggy serves on our Ministry board, but also serves the clinic as our nutritionist. She thus uses her Misericordia degree to the best of purposes.’’ A former member of the Misericordia University Alumni Association, Burke is a lector and Eucharistic minister at St. John the Evangelist Parish, and an advocate for those most in need. She is the founder and coordinator of The Greater Pittston Food Pantry; a board member

and nutritionist for the Care & Concern Free Health Clinic; the founder of The Knitting Ministry; a member of the Healing Hearts Bereavement Support Team; and is a board member for the Greater Pittston Meals on Wheels and a weekly meal delivery volunteer. Burke also volunteered for the Principal’s Advisory Council at the former Seton Catholic High School. At St. Mary’s Assumption School, she served as a volunteer librarian, book fair chairperson and worked with the Principal’s Advisory Board. The greater community acknowledged her selfless service to others when she was named the Greater Pittston Person of the Year in 2009 by The Sunday Dispatch newspaper. The Wyoming Valley Women’s Club named her Woman of the Year in 2009. Burke is married to The Honorable Judge Thomas F. Burke, Jr. The couple has five children. “Mrs. Burke is an inveterate servant leader,’’ said Misericordia University President Michael A. MacDowell. “She undertakes volunteer, Church and community responsibilities without any thought to herself. Her only concern is for others. As an alumna

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Nicholas DeBenedictis, chairman, CEO and president of Aqua America, will give the commencement address at Misericordia University’s 85th graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 21, at 2 p.m. in the Anderson Sports and Health Center on campus. A baccalaureate Mass will precede the ceremony in the Anderson Center at 10:30 a.m. During the Commencement ceremony, Misericordia University will present DeBenedictis, Charles “Rusty’’ Flack, Jr., chairman and CEO of Diamond Consolidated Industries and a former member of the Misericordia University Board of Trustees; and Father Thomas O’Hara, C.S.C., Ph.D., retiring president of King’s College, with honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees. The institution will also bestow the Catherine McAuley Medal on Margaret (Peggy) Neff Burke in recognition of her significant service to her community and Misericordia University, and the values to which it aspires. Burke is a former Sunday Dispatch Greater Pittston Person of the Year. Burke is a member of Misericordia University’s class of 1974, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics. She also holds a certificate in spiritual direction from the Institute for Contemporary Spirituality at The University of Scranton and a certificate in parish ministry foundation from the Pastoral Formation Institute. The West Pittston resident’s civic mindedness has left an indelible impression on her Greater Pittston and parish communities, according to Monsignor John J. Bendik, a member of the Misericordia University Board of Trustees and the pastor of Saint John the Evangelist Church in Pittston. “Peggy was involved from the ground floor in our deliberations relative to a health clinic,’’ said Msgr. Bendik, who nominated her for the prestigious award. “We were attempting to discern if we were meeting or creating a need. We discovered that the need in the area is beyond anyone’s imagination. “We have served over 3,300 persons in the past three years,


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Potato pancakes, clam chowder Friday A Lenten potato pancake and clam chowder dinner will be served on Friday, April 8, at Holy Mother of Sorrows church, Dupont, with serving 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. Takeouts will be available from 1:00 p.m. till the end of the dinner. Dinner includes pancakes, soup, dessert and beverage. Arnold Borc is ticket chairman. For tickets call 654-8175. Donation is $7.00. Tickets will be available at the door on Friday. PIZZA SALE The First United Methodist Church of West Pittston will hold a pizza sale on Friday, April8. Pizzas can be ordered baked or unbaked, with or without onions. Cost for a tray of pizza is $10. Toppings of sweet red peppers, pepperoni or sausage can be added for $1.50 each. Specialty pizzas - broccoli and tomato and garlic are $13 per tray. They also offer a vegetable pizza for $12 that includes tomatoes, onions, broccoli, red peppers and mushroom, no cheese. Orders can be called into the church office at 655-1083 or Andy Griglock at 654-9075. Food Drive A Lions Club food drive will be held Bethel UM church on Thursday, April 7, from 4-6:30 p.m. Boxes and volunteers are needed at 1:30 to unload the truck. ALTAR AND ROSARY The St John the Evangelist Parish of Pittston Altar and Rosary Society meeting will be held Wednesday, April 6, at 1:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.


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ROAST BEEF DINNER There will be a Roast Beef Family Style Dinner held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Route 118 Dallas, Saturday, April 9. Take-outs from 3:30 p.m.; serving 4 to 6:30 p.m. Adults $8.50, child $3.50. Reservations are encouraged. For tickets call 6753859 or at the door. Handicapped accessible.

Exeter parishes to gather today Today, Sunday, April 3, a town hall meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. for all parishioners of St. John the Baptist, St. Cecilia’s and St. Anthony’s parishes, of Exeter. The 90 minute meeting will be held at St. Anthony’s Center. Items on the agenda include a name for the new parish, a review of plans for closing liturgies and opening liturgies, finances, new committees and other JOSEPHITE-MARELLIAN The Josephite-Marellian Laity of the Oblates of St. Joseph will hold their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 6, at the Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary, Route 315 in Pittston. The meeting will follow the 7 p.m. Mass and Novena prayers to St. Joseph and St. Joseph Marello. The laity welcomes anyone who would like to support the local Oblate priests in their spiritual and apostolic work. ST. JOHN’S HNS The St. John the Evangelist Holy Name Society meeting will be held today, Sunday, April 3, at 11 a.m. in the Seton cafeteria. Plans will be finalized for the Easter Egg Hunt. New members are welcome. SOUP, BAKE, BOOK SALE Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, Buttonwood, Hanover Township, is having a Soup, Bake, and Book Sale on Thursday, April 7, from 3 to 6 p.m. Soup of the month is Manhattan Clam Chowder. Cost is $7 per quart. Take outs only. Your pre-order will be appreciated. Please pre-order by Sunday April 3 by calling Judi at 825-6914 or Barry at 714-9276. HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP Harmony Home Educators ( is sponsoring a Used Curriculum Sale and Homeschool Basics Workshop

updates. Available for questions will be the parish implementation facilitator, Mary Ann Paulukonis and the regional vicar, Rev. John Polednak along with Msgr. John Bendick, Fr. Joseph Sibilano, Fr. Yenkevich and the Implementation Team members. All interested parties are invited to attend.

at Heritage Baptist Church, 415 Venard Road, Clarks Summit, on Tuesday, April 12. The sale is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the workshop runs from 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Admission is free for both. For further information or to rent a table, call Dawn Baumeister at (570) 687-7771. FISH DINNER The St. Michael’s the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church Pittston 14th annual Lenten fish dinner will be served Friday, April 15 in the church hall, 205 N. Main Street. The price for the dinner will be adults - $9 and children under 12 -$7. Dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. with take outs available at that time. The dinner will consist of lightly breaded haddock, our own prepared potato, vegetable, coleslaw, cake for dessert, coffee, tea or soft drink. The public is invited. A raffle with $500 in prizes will be awarded at the dinner. St. Michael’s is served by Pastor Rev. Joseph Bertha Ph.D. PASSION PLAY St. John the Baptist Church, 126 Nesbitt Street, Larksville will present, Joseph and the Holy Grail, Passion Play 2011 on Friday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. Facts and legends of the Holy Grail intertwine with Christ’s Passion as told through the eyes of Joseph of Arimathea. The Reverend Gerald J. Gurka directs his new original script. A large cast and crew of pre-school through senior citizen volun-

teers. Open to the public. Refreshments and fellowship in the church hall afterward. ROAST BEEF Dymond Hollow United Methodist Church will hold its annual roast beef dinner buffet and bake sale on Saturday, April 16. Take-outs will be available from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Dinner will be served from 4:30 until sold out and will include roast beef, gravy, real mashed potatoes, squash, creamed cabbage, green beans, homemade coleslaw, homemade applesauce, red beets, rolls, homemade pies and beverages. Tickets at the door. Adults $8.50, children (5-12)$4. Children under 5 free. For further information call 388-6566 or 333-5110. DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY All invited to the Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary Highway 315 on May 1 at 2 p.m. to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday and the beatification of the Mercy Pope, John Paul II. The principal celebrant will be Reverend Paul McDonnell, OSJ, Seminary Rector. Itinerary includes Sacrament of Reconciliation from 1 to 1:45 p.m. followed by Celebration of the Eucharist. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will follow at 3 p.m. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy in song, Marian Devotions, Rosary, special homage to Blessed John Paul II, Benediction and concluding with the individual veneration of the 1st Class Relic of St. Faustina.

Prior to the services, Cathy Mack, Coordinator and Cenacle Leader for the Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy will speak on John Paul II’s Encyclical letter The Mercy of God and excerpts from St. Faustina’s Diary of Divine Mercy in my Soul. DIFFERING WORLDVIEWS Dr. Daniel Shayesteh, an Iranian immigrant, author, and director of the inter-denominational organization “Exodus from Darkness,” will share differences between an Islamic worldview and a Christian worldview on Friday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Grace Bible Church, 130 University Drive, Dunmore. Dr. Shayesteh was deeply involved in the Iranian Fundamentalist Revolution in 1979 as a leading Muslim political leader and teacher of Islam and religious philosophy. He speaks three middle-eastern languages (Farsi, Turkish, and Azerbaijani) and is an accomplished poet and classical middle-eastern musician. He escaped to Turkey after falling out of favor with Khomeini’s political group. This educational event is open to the general public without charge. A love offering will be received to help Dr. Shayesteh with his work. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is on a first come, first served basis. This event is being sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance Churches in Peckville, Clarks Summit, Moosic, West Pittston, Wilkes-Barre, Broadheadsville, Stroudsburg, and Dingman’s Ferry. Additional information can be obtained by calling the Alliance at 654-2500 or 825-7000.

RUMMAGE SALE The Confraternity of Catholic Women of Holy Trinity Church, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, will hold their Spring Rummage Sale and Bake Sale in the church hall on the following days: Monday, April 4, from 9 to 3 p.m. and See FAITH, Page 11

LADIES OF CHARITY The Ladies of Charity, Diocese of Scranton, have scheduled their annual Day of Enrollment for Saturday, April 30, at the King’s College Chapel. The doors will open at 10 a.m. and Mass with Msgr. Joseph Kelly will begin at 10:45 a.m. Thereafter, a luncheon will be served in the Walsh Room on the 3rd floor of the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center at King’s College. An elevator is available. The cost for the luncheon is $17. Reservations are required. The deadline is April 25. Make your check payable to “Ladies of Charity” and send it to President, Christine Palmiter, at 440 Ice Harvest Drive, Mountaintop, Pa 18707. Please call her at 8683952 with any questions. A collection basket for ProLife donations will be available. Please note that new members are always welcome.

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BUS TRIP The Women’s unit of the First United Methodist Church of West Pittston is sponsoring a bus trip on Wednesday, May 18, to the Sight and Sound Millennium Theatre in Lancaster to see “Joseph”. For further information, please contact Doris Dushok at 654-2689. 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. Fellowship coffee hour afterward downstairs. CORPUS CHRISTI PARISH Holy Redeemer, Harding Immaculate Conception, West Pittston The parish will provide transportation to and from the Triduum services from Holy Redeemer Church parking lot. Anyone who wishes to take advantage of

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6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 5 from 9 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 from 9 to 3 p.m. ($2 Bag Day and 1/2 price sale)Saturday, April 9 from 9 to noon (Everything Goes Sale). Items include clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, small appliances, kitchen ware, picture frames, electronic items, puzzles, books, toys, bedding and many more items at affordable prices. A stage full of larger items is included in the sale. Racks of better clothing for men, women and children are priced accordingly. A bake sale and a light lunch menu is available consisting of home made wimpies, halushki and hot dogs with kraut made by the men and women of the parish. Father William J. Karle is pastor of Holy Trinity Church. For more information, call the rectory at (570) 287-6624. Off street parking is available along side of the school building. The public is invited to attend.


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Bus leaves Pittston Plaza promptly at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $94 which includes bus seat, show ticket, dinner, bus driver tip, all taxes and tips. A $50 deposit is required when making reservation and balance is due by August 1. For additional information or to make a reservation call 6031915 leave a message if no answer. Trip is being sponsored by the United Methodist Church Pittston.



time out of our daily routine, to listen, relax, and enjoy a meal with fellow parishioners. Youth Group will meet today, Sunday, April 3, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in ICC hall. The Social Concerns meeting is Tuesday, April 5, at 7:00 p.m. in ICC hall. Brunch with the Bunny tickets will be available before and after all masses this weekend and next weekend. Donation for adults is $8.00 and children 12 and under $3.00. There will be plenty of prizes, games, free pictures with the Bunny and a delicious brunch. Father-Son Breakfast will be held on Sunday, April 10, following the 7:30 a.m. Mass in the Immaculate Conception Hall. Adults, $10 and children under 12, $6. Tickets are available from Jack Williams 654-9018 and Harry O’Dell 654-0776. 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. Tuesday - Community Lenten Service, 7:15 p.m. Wednesday - Bible Study on the Tabernacle, 7:15 p.m. Rev. James H. Breese, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, Water Street, Pittston, will be conducting a series of Community Lenten Services continuing every Tuesday during Lent. For more information, please contact the church at 654-0283. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UCC 500 Luzerne Avenue West Pittston Pastor: the Rev. Wayne Shontz, Jr.

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The Worship Committee of the Second Presbyterian Church, Parsonage Street, Pittston, announced their Sunday evening program for the Lenten season today, Sunday, April 3. This program will begin at 5:00 pm in the Church Sanctuary and will feature Rev. Bill Carter, founder and leader of the Presbybop Quartet. Bill has maintained a dual career as a jazz pianist and a Presbyterian Minister. He has served for more than 20 years as the pastor and head of staff at the First Presbyterian Church, Clark Summit. Dessert and beverages will be served, sponsored by the Worship Committee. For more information about other activities sponsored by the Second Presbyterian Church, contact the Rev. David Brague, pastor of the church at 654-1411. Sunday worship is held at 11:00 am and Sunday School, for ages up to 15, begin at 9:30 am. Also during the Lenten Season, Pastor Brague is conducting Adult Christian Education Classes on discipleship.


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Living (SCOL) Daily Mass: 9:00 a.m. Monday thru Saturday, 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Confirmation Class Lenten Devotions: 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Stations of the Cross; 7:00 p.m. Friday, Bitter Lementations Lenten potato pancake and clam chowder dinner will be held on Friday, April 8, serving will be 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.. Takeouts will be available from 1:00 p.m. till the end of the dinner. Dinner includes pancakes, soup, dessert and beverage. Arnold Borc is the ticket chairman. If you need tickets call him at 6548175. Donation is $7.00. Tickets will be available at the door on Friday. INKERMAN PRESBYTERIAN Main St., Inkerman Services: Sundays, 9 a.m. LANGCLIFFE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Main Street Avoca Sunday Worship at 11:15 The Langcliffe Presbyterian Church of Avoca is pleased to welcome new interim pastor Rev. Barbara Shaw Jenkins. She will be with us for one year as we


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We’re noticing something on the second block of South Main Street on Friday and Saturday nights which we haven’t seen in a long time – cars and people. Palazzo 51 is hopping. There is always something going on at the Knights of Columbus. Rooney’s Pub is benefiting from the spill over, as people stop there for live entertainment and a pint of ale. We hear Chris Barcia of Palazzo 51 is considering opening another restaurant and there have been nibbles at the old Bottoms Up, a place ripe for a tomato-themed bar and restaurant. During the day the CoffeeTable is the in place to go for breakfast and lunch and they are adding ice cream to their menu and considering staying open into the evening. Across the street Yore Antiques is proving naysayers wrong. Around the corner Village Variety is a good place to find estate jewelry. While not on Main Street, Cooper’s resturant and pub certainly adds to the downtown appeal. We’ve written many hopeful editorials about the downtown over the years, this time we really believe the city is on the cusp of some real revitalization. Granted these kinds of things move slowly and it may be two to three years before the light at the end of the tunnel brightens into a real opening, but chances are excellent some good things will happen. As Rose Randazzo – the city’s pro bono downtown manager – says in an interview in today’s paper beginning on page 4 the key to downtown revitalization is people. She means putting people in the city to live. And to play, we might add. The Siniawa condo project will do that and there are plans in the works to put loft apartments in Main Street buildings. Another key is enforcement of ordinances. The city has in place ordinances regulating signage, facades and blight. In the past, city officials have been reluctant to press enforcement on building owners who may not have the resources to meet the ordinance specs. The city didn’t, as one official put it “go in with guns blazing.” The city still doesn’t want to pull out the guns, though in a few stubborn cases they may have to, but they are working with building owners to get rid of blight and create uniformity in signage and facades. For a sign of good things to come,feast your eyes on the new lighted sign on Palazzo 51.


Rotary, Penguins out to defeat hunger

The Rotary Club of Pittston and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are having their annual “Score a Goal Against Hunger” project on April 8, Friday evening. The Penguins will be hosting the Hershey Bears. Nonperishable food items will be collected at the door for the Salvation Army. Rotarians will be selling tickets for the game for $18. A free hat voucher is included with each ticket. You may purchase tickets t the office of Dr. Robert Bishop, 692 Shoemaker Avenue, West Wyoming, or by calling 693-3196.


Lifetime of Service award recipients grateful Dear Sunday Dispatch, Thank you so much for the honor you bestowed on my husband and me, The Joseph Saporito Lifetime of Service Award. What a thrill it was to see so many of our friends and family at the ceremony. I was so overwhelmed; I could not speak and left the speaking to my very capable husband, Allan. But as the other half of the "Ecumenical Couple" as Ed Ackerman refers to us, I want to write and thank you from the bottom of my heart all those involved in this wonderful celebration. The food was delicious, the people so friendly and having a good

time, and the presentation made to us for our doing what God wants us to do – helping those who need our help – was humbling. This is our community and we feel so lucky to be part of it. May we continue to be able to serve. Thank you all. Sincerely Ann Rose P.S. Our chosen charities were: The Care and Concern Food Pantry and the Shriner’s Children Hospital. Thank you for your support. Allan and Ann Rose.

Victims Resource Center selling geraniums Have you ever had to pick yourself up, dust off and jump back into something? Maybe for something you believe in, maybe as part of a sports team, maybe following a big project at work, maybe because life just wasn’t going your way that day. We can all remember a specific time, in part because it made us stronger. Since 1974, the Victims Resource Center’s primary goal has

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Where the journey ends It was right that she stayed. Years pass with the involvement of life and many times goes unnoticed. The bond and memories of friendships are unintentionally tucked away with another time and place. It was Christmas time and the stores on Fifth Avenue in New York were beautifully decorated. Shoppers with arms full of packages smiling and laughing crowded the streets. They seem to have purpose and joy. There was no joy in Marie’s heart. Although she had achieved success dancing on the Broadway stage and singing in clubs there were things in her life she was not proud of. More and more a feeling of emptiness and despair overtook her spirit. The beat of the music, the loudness of laughter drove her deeper within herself. She was searching and for what she did not know. Passing St. Patrick’s Cathedral memories of Christmases in her little church at home were in her mind. The organ music and the voices of the choir drew her to the crèche. Her eyes fell on the beautiful jewel box carried by a Wise Man and remembered the unfilled promise of the gold box filled with jewels that she was to send her friends A feeling of unworthiness throbbed within her heart. Tears fell upon her face. Then she looked into another box that was filled with hay and the eyes of infant lying there with open arms whispered to her heart “Come home.” Finally she understood the emptiness. That box was holding the most precious jewel of mankind. Anne fulfilled her dream and became a world traveler. She was a traveling nurse on a luxury liner. Through the years she traveled to many countries and continents, had seen the wonders of the world, watched the sun rise and set upon the waters, felt the swell of the ocean through stormy times and had felt the sun upon her face seated on the decks of mighty ships. The ocean liners had become her home. Weariness or was it loneliness that was overtaking her? The adventurous feeling had long been gone. It was replaced with the nothingness of no accomplishments. What had her contribution to life and society been.? Deep within her was the knowledge of the need for change. One day as Anne strolled the deck she came across a child sitting in a wheel chair with a loving mother close beside him. She didn’t need a medical journal to know that the child was gravely ill. Her heart ached for child and mother. For days she was haunted by the sight and the look of sorrow upon the mother’s face. It reminded her of Mary’s face as she stood beneath the cross of Jesus. It was then she knew where and what she must do. Rose’s life was ideal. She had married the handsome guy who lived a few houses away. They were the parents of two beautiful children. He ran a successful business and they were surrounded by a See MARIA, Page 16

Roaming around the grocery store, opening up your refrigerator or just stop and buy gas, plastic containers are everywhere. Some contain water, some more acidic foods like orange juice, some hold hot foods, some cold and yet some hold frozen foods. How could plastic hold such a variety of foods? In talking with a high school student, I asked them to read the numbers on the bottom of the containers. “Seven, it’s one of the more popular made plastics along with a 1 or 2.” M’mm I said, how did you know that? Ecology class he answered. Well, I must be dating myself, because I wasn’t taught this in ecology class. More than likely because plastic wasn’t used as widely as it is today. The food industry changes by the minute. Hence, part 2 of plastic in the microwave, which plastic is it? Polyethylene Terephthalate, PET, or PETE 1;, High Density Polyethylene HDPE, 2; Low Density Polyethylene LDPE 4 ; Polypropylene PPP, 5; Polystyrene PS, 6; and lastly “Other” 7 all can possibly contain food. The important take home message is to reuse only those plastics that have been designed to be reused when storing foods. In addition, use those containers which are specifically designed for the microwave for use in the microwave. To that I will add freezer storage also. As a general rule, the most common plastics for food storage are made from number 1, PET or PETE, or number 7, which can be a package made with a resin other than the six listed above or is a combination of two or more of them. When using a microwave, it is important that the container doesn’t break down and leach components (or the stuff that the container was made of) into the food that you eat. This includes the container as well as any item you choose to cover the container with such as plastic wrap or paper towels. Glass works well because is it a very durable surface. It also cleans very easily. There are other containers and wraps, just read the container label before making your decision. Both FDA and USDA conduct testing along with multiple researchers in Universities. USDA gives us this advice when we make decisions about what we use to microwave our foods in: • Only use cookware that is specially manufactured for use in the microwave oven. Glass, ceramic containers, and all plastics should be labeled for microwave oven use. • Plastic storage containers such as margarine tubs, take-out containers, whipped topping bowls, and other one-time use containers should not be used in microwave ovens. These containers can warp or melt, possibly causing harmful chemicals to migrate into the food. • Microwave plastic wraps, wax paper, cooking bags, parchment paper, and white microwave-safe paper towels should be safe to use. Do not let plastic wrap touch foods during microwaving. • Never use thin plastic storage bags, brown paper or plastic grocery bags, newspapers, or aluminum foil in the microwave oven. To summarize, read what the manufacturer designed the containers for. Look for the numbers. Number 7 is usually what you will find on the label for microwave use, however, science is always changing, so it is best to read the label before use. If you would like a handout which further describes what the numbers mean in chemical terminology, call our office at 1-888-8251701. Meanwhile try this easy to make one-step macaroni and cheese See NUTRITION, Page 16

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.


In a little town surrounded, embraced and protected by a majestic blue green mountain range in a much simpler time when life seemed carefree lived three young girls who shared their secrets and dreams because they were best friends. They did everything and went everywhere together. Most summer nights after their chores were done they gathered on the front steps of Marie’s house or on the corner in front of Rose’s house where Mama was able to keep her eyes on them. It was there they talked and dreamed about what they wanted to be when they grew up. Marie, the talented one with big blue eyes, milky complexion and long curly blonde hair had a flair for singing and dancing. Of course all the lessons and recitals at the Hilda Van Mertz’s Studio helped a whole lot. “I want to be in show business and sing on Broadway like Mary Martin.” Who even knew who Mary Martin was? Dreamingly with a flair and the stance of a great artist she would announce: “When I make it big, become a star with my name in lights I will send both of you a jewel case made of solid gold that will hold diamonds, pearls and sapphires.” Anne, who made us laugh at the silliest things, was full of daring . Her black mischievous eyes sparkled and lit up her face with dreaming. “I want to travel the great oceans of the world in big beautiful ships that voyage to exotic places. When I have travel around the world and have seen its greatness I will come home and share my adventures with you.” Rose, the sensible one with the unmanageable hair and talking brown eye,s had no big dreams for she was happy living in the valley where the crooked river skirted her town. Where the church steeples looked upward to heaven as a reminder that God watched over us. “When I grow up I will stay here among the people whom I love and work with them. I will try to make life better in any way that I can.” The years went by and their closeness remained. They had so much in common, school, church, friends, and ideas. It was shortly after high school graduation with no surprise to Anne and Rose that Marie announced she was moving to New York to follow her dream. She was full of hope and so happy. “Remember when you receive the gold box you will know I made it big.” Anne put off her dream of travel. She had enrolled in the local hospital to become a nurse. Deep within her was a calling to do God’s work in healing the sick. As for Rose, her life was in the valley with all things, people and places familiar and cherished. Her delight was the look of the mountains with each changing season, the church steeples that could be seen from every direction of town, the hustle and bustle of Main Street during the holiday seasons and the movie theater that played all the big time movies with her favorite actors and actresses.

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hirty-four years ago, the Grateful Dead made its debut at the Broome County Veterans Memorial arena in Binghamton, New York, in the midst of a scorching tour which could be viewed as one of the best in the band’s history. After two more stops at the venue, including its final visit in 1983, Binghamton was left without any more appearances by the jam veterans. Thankfully, a few decades later two of the Dead’s founding members, Bobby Weir and Phil Lesh, brought the music back to Binghamton with their new vehicle, Furthur, who delivered one of the hottest shows of its ongoing tour this past Tuesday. Coming on around 7:45, Furthur – Weir, Lesh, John Kadlecik, Jeff Chimenti, Joe Russo, Sunshine Garcia Becker and Jeff Pehrson – opened the show with an unexpected “Passenger” from



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loving family and circle of friends. “Sitting on top of the world” was the way they described their lives. Months away from their sixteenth wedding anniversary the world tipped and they slid and tumbled to earth. He fell to the ground with a finality never to say goodbye or I love you. She fell into despair, anger, denial, and depression. In her sorrow and pain she cried out to Jesus, “You were my friend. Why did you make this happen?” She was inconsolable and turned away from Him always asking why? Healing from sorrow has no guidelines or timelines. Emotions vary and now the question was, “Why me?” A letter arrived from Ann stating that she would be home for Easter and had something to share with her. Marie had also arranged to be home. Arrival would be on Good Friday and could they please meet in church and attend the service as they did all those Good Fridays growing up.

1977’s “Terrapin Station” album. Although the crowd relished every moment of the under-played song, it wasn’t quite one of the openers Deadheads have become used to. Not to disappoint, the band ripped through a tight “The Music Never Stopped,” before breaking into a long-time crowd favorite, “Crazy Fingers.” Throughout most of the night, Weir and Lesh led the band brilliantly through runs of classics like “The Race is On,” and “Black-Throated Wind,” but the real enjoyment of the night came courtesy of the side-players. During the extended sing-along “Sugaree,” Chimenti’s piano solo after the second verse proved to be one of the evening’s highlights. To close out the first set, the band unleashed a furious version of “Bertha,” complete with some fiery guitar work from Kadlecik which had the crowd – and Weir Marie entered the church in reverence and with the peace she found at the crib of Jesus. She took a seat on the back pew where she gently placed the promised boxes. Anne came in thanksgiving and to tell her friends of the position she was taking at a Children’s Hospital caring for terminally ill boys and girls. Rose sat in the front of the church close to Jesus hanging on the cross. It was a familiar scene. It was one known since early childhood. In all those years her heart ached for Mary, His mother, imagining the pain she felt watching His agony. Looking into the face of Jesus she again asked, “Why me?” Staring at the crucified Christ and imagining the excruciating pain hanging nailed to those boards she sobbed ‘Why not me?’” The realization of His great sacrifice, the pain, and humiliation were heart wrenching. The obedience to His Father, courage of person and commitment to mankind was overwhelming. The three friends were reunited once again. Their journeys ending at the foot of the cross and beginning with the Resurrection.

Upon Furthur review – moving with every note. After a short break, the band broke into a funky five-minute jam before opening the second set with the New York staple “Truckin,” which featured some thumping rhythms from drummer Joe Russo, who is the youngest member of the band, but could be viewed as the unsung hero of the outfit. Segueing out of the ending jam, Weir and Kadlecik shared vocal duties on a pleasing “New Speedway Boogie,” followed by the Dead’s psychedelic tribute to their loyal fans, “Cosmic Charlie.” In a bit of a surprise, the band offered up a scorching version of “Something” by The Beatles, sung brilliantly by Kadlecik. While it’s not uncommon to hear Beatles material throughout the Dead world, the way this song entered the realm is unique. Beginning at tour kick-off in early March, Furthur performed the Fab Four’s “Abbey Road” in its entirety by delivering one track a

night in the order which it appeared on the album. For example, on the first night of the tour, the show kicked off with “Come Together.” On night two, the second song of the set was “Something,” and so on. Certainly a daring endeavor, but with the Dead’s philosophy of using music for exploration, it almost seems a perfect fit. The last half of the second set ended beautifully with a tight multi-song run through classics like an upbeat “Scarlet Begonias,” “Fire on the Mountain,” a touching “Standing on the Moon,” a swift “Going Down the Road Feeling Bad,” and a spoton version of “We Bid You Goodnight,” accented by Chimenti’s tranquil piano. Scrapping the planned encore of “Casey Jones,” the band opted to end with a blistering run through the Dead’s patriotic anthem “U.S. Blues.” For a band which has been together for less than two years, Furthur has grown into its own

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recipe. It is lower in sodium then traditional box recipes because is only uses the salt found natural in the cheese making process. Choose low sodium cheese to reduce it further. Serve with broccoli or spinach to balance out the meal. Macaroni and Cheese

1 cup uncooked macaroni 2 tablespoons flour 1/4 cup chopped onion Dash hot pepper sauce 1 cup skim milk 3/4 cup water 2 tablespoons margarine 1cup cubed or grated cheddar cheese Combine macaroni, flour, onion, and hot pepper sauce in a 1/1/2 or 2 quart casserole. Stir in milk and water; add margarine. Cook on high, uncovered, 3 minutes or until milk is steaming hot. Stir. Add up to 1/4 cup water if needed. Then cook on low 12 minutes or until macaroni is nearly done, stirring occasionally. Stir in cheese. Set stand, covered, 3 to 5 minute to finish cooking the macaroni and to melt the cheese.

Phil Lesh playing with Furthur in Binghamton Tuesday night. PHOTO BY RYAN O’MALLEY

cohesive unit, capable of going any direction on any night. If Tuesday’s show is any indication, the one direction you know this band is going is up. help victims throughout Carbon, Luzerne, and Wyoming Counties. This spring, you can help us continue this important work by supporting our Geranium Sale. Geraniums cost just $3.50/ plant and can be ordered in either pink or red. Why geraniums, you may ask? We chose to sell this hardy flower as our annual fundraiser because, like the clients we serve, it is a survivor. Order forms are available for download at Individuals can also call 570823-0766 to place orders. All geraniums will be available for pickup/delivery during the first week of May – Just in time for Mother’s Day! We need your help this spring to make a difference. Consider ordering geraniums today! And, again thank you for your continued support! Sincerely, Gretchen Yeninas Chairperson, Geranium Sale Victims Resource Center

Peeking into the past

Question In 1949, after years of indecision, most communities were deciding to adopt Daylight Saving Time. With Judy Minsavage Who was the first American to advocate for the time um, was busy getting ready to welcome change? the Allied Auto Racing Association 1949 – 62 Years Ago Daylight Saving Time was back in the news in 1949. Most community leaders were planning to push the clocks ahead one hour while others said they would follow whatever the City of Pittston decided. Mayor John Allardyce expected to meet with city council to discuss the issue, but felt Pittston would comply. Pittston Police Officer James O’Brien arrived at a store on Main Street responding to a shoplifting call by the store’s manager. He was surprised to see that the alleged thieves were three young girls. Aged 12, 15 and 16, the girls were brought before Judge W.A. Valentine. The 16 year old was remanded to the women’s section of the prison due to the fact she had a history of shoplifting. The other girls were sent home with their parents, after telling them “the court is as much interested in the welfare of the children as the parents are themselves.” Rutledge Roller Skating Rink in West Pittston was the site of a highly anticipated bout between Billy Dructor of the Junction Section and Bob Provizzi Central PA AAU Champ. Provizzi handed Dructor his only loss in a previous bout in Wilkes-Barre. Dructor and his fans looked forward to another shot at the AAU champion. One of Pittston trainer Johnny Attardo’s top boxers, 175-pound Dave Rinks of Exeter was expected to appear on the card.

1969 – 42 Years Ago Mrs. Carmella Loiacono Pompino and sister Mrs. Joseph Lugio of Old Forge had neighbors dropping by to view the more than 350 hand decorated eggshells hanging on pussy willow boughs for the Easter season. The women became interested in the hobby in 1964 beginning the process of carefully removing the egg contents and then putting their unique decorative touch to each eggshell using beads, glitter, pearls and braid. At the time, Carmella’s children Louise Ann and Victor did not show interest in taking up the hobby. What started out as an ordinary day ended in two garment factory workers being hailed as heroines. As Mary Flinn and Betty Roache walked to their jobs at Pittston Apparel on Kennedy Boulevard, they came upon Sarah Schild, a fellow employee, up to her chest in a sinkhole. Sarah warned the two Good Samaritans to stay back as she sunk even further. The two ladies ignored Sarah’s warning and began to work together to pull Sarah out of the mud filled hole that was threatening to bury her alive. Sarah made it safely back to her home. Dorothy Dructor, of the Duryea Neighborhood Organization, announced the formal opening of the Neighborhood Center on Main Street. The center enabled residents to pass the time playing cards, games and visiting with neighbors and friends. Plans for the center included arts and crafts, a tutorial program for students, free movies for senior citizens, classes for women and discussion groups in fine art, music and drama. The objective of the center was to improve Duryea as a community.

1979 – 32 Years Ago The First Baptist Church on Water Street honored Elwood Gauger on his 50th anniversary as choir director. Elwood joined the choir as a boy, singing alto then bass. He took the position of director in 1929. Stating the “choir is his life” he was proud that his grandson Steve followed in his footsteps by playing the organ for the choir. In April of 1979, it was said that there must be something good about Hughestown. The borough was celebrating its 100th birthday but “Hamtown,” as it was once called ,boasted of no less than 38 residents attaining the age of 80 or more years, Howard Booth and Ether Helriegel the oldest at 86 and 88 respectively. Some of the elder residents celebrating were Anna Monk, Helen Strubeck, Martha Orr, George Gitkos, Betty Lumley, Lucy Deeble, Harry Burkel, Harold Weitz, Charles Siglin, Pat Flynn and Nellie Adams. Mayor Leonard Balsavage proclaimed April 1 Hughestown Day. Hughestown Borough incorporated in 1879 and listed Jacob J. Schmaltz as first Burgess. Residents mainly came from Switzerland, Germany and Ireland to the farming community. By 1882, Hughestown’s major industry was coal. On May 5, prior to 1884, the corner of Rock and Kenly streets was known as Weiskerger Corner, and in 1973, the Grant and Harding schools were destroyed in a fire. Tony Capitano of Pittston became an author as the account of his first hunting season was published in a 1979 issue of Pennsylvania Game News. Tony, an 8th grade student at Pittston Area Junior High, detailed the experience he and his father had while hunting buck in Susquehanna County. A copy of the issue can be seen on Answer The first American to advocate for daylight saving was Benjamin Franklin. He realized most people slept past dawn in the summer, wasting earlymorning sunlight. Anything we tell our kids about life is a place marker until they figure it out for themselves. - Robert Brault


1959 – 52 Years Ago The Pittston YMCA Merchant League’s Felice Buick Basketball Team, coached by Jim Gilmartin took the playoff title as well as straight season pennant with twelve successive wins. The team was the first to go undefeated. Team members were Coach player, Jim Gilmartin, Arnie Urban, Frank “Black Jack” Kremitske, Tony Rincavage, Bill Kasulis, Vince Kaporch, Bernie Lazevnik, Billy Olshefski, and Bobby Lazevnik. George Bone, owner of Bone Stadi-

(AARA) back to his venue. According to the article written in the Sunday Dispatch, the AARA was born at the stadium in 1951, when stock cars replaced the midgets. After 1955, the sport died and the AARA moved to other dirt tracks in the region. The 1959 season opener was expected to be exciting with local drivers Ed and Cy Spenser, Jim Knight, Jim Baker, Johnny Crawford, Wilbur Reese, Corky Thorek, John Tomschak and Wild Bill Fey competing. Bone also planned a three-day thrill show featuring foreign cars. In 1959, the announcement was made that the 109th National Guard Unit would convert to a Pentomic Division. The unit would then consist of a headquarters, heavy mortar platoon, armor reconnaissance platoon, radar platoon, guided missile platoon and counter fire squad. Previously the unit was designated a heavy mortar company. In 1953, President Dwight D Eisenhower, recognizing the country needed a strategy regarding the threat of nuclear war, directed the army to study the advantage of smaller more mobile units. The Army focused on tactical nuclear warfare and converted several divisions to a new "pentomic" design. By October 1959, the Army Guard had completed a massive reorganization of its 27 divisions, and Guardsmen took part in openair nuclear tests in Nevada. The Lincoln Theater, a Dupont Borough landmark, was sold to the Burgio Brothers of Wyoming, owners of Center Fashion Garment Company. The theatre’s sale had residents questioning if it would re-open as a theatre or be used as a storage building. In the article appearing in the Sunday Dispatch, it was noted that the Martone family built the building after World War I operating nickelette shows in 1912. The family then sold the theatre to Louis Pilosi of Old Forge in 1926. A nickelette show was often held on Sunday afternoons to the dismay of local churches and featured amateur acts upon which the public could vote. Perhaps making it the first American Idol. Were things so different in the 1950s?

The Sunday Dispatch Inquiring Photographer asked local residents, “What good news would you like to receive?” Tony Falcone of Pittston answered “hearing that Pittston was due for some kind of a boost in employment. There’s a lot of people in the same boat.” Vince Clisham added, that “countries were going to sit down and sign a real peace pact that would do away with wars.” Ross Latona of Pittston said, “When I graduate college the news I’d like to hear is that jobs are available so I won’t have to go out of town.” William Gray of Port Blanchard answered, “That I inherited a million dollars.”


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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 daily 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. All are welcome to participate. Tune into Catholic Radio 750 AM. The radio studio is located in the seminary building and is broadcast daily from dawn to

dusk. For more information about this station, contact Ed Niewinski at 287-4670. Fr. Paul McDonnell, seminary rector, will be away this week visiting Ireland with family. They are due to return home next Sunday, April 10.

Monthly meeting for the Josephite-Marellian Laity Association will be this Wednesday, April 6, following the 7:00 p.m. Mass & Novena to St. Joseph/St. Joseph Marello. New members are always welcome. Monthly Vocation Holy Hour,

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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 Stations of the Cross will be celebrated every Friday in Lent at 7:00 p.m. This week we will be using Everyone’s Way of the Cross. All are invited to participate in this time of prayer and reflection. The dates and speakers for Road to Resurrection 2011 are as follows: Wednesday, April 6 at St. Mary’s, Avoca with Rev. David Betts; and Wednesday, April 13 at St. John the Evangelist with Bishop James C. Timlin. All Religious Education classes for Grades 1 thru 6 will meet from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the Religious Education Center. Congratulations to the following students who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, April 2, 2011: Alyvia Elaine Agnes Agostinelli, Hunter Gabrielle Antal, Madison Anne Ashby, Shannen Elizabeth Brady, Michael Patrick Blaise Cadden, Andrew Dante Michael Casper, David John Cherkauskas, Nikolas Brian Joseph Cinquegrani, Meghan Marie Ann Corridoni, Megan Marie Cummings, Thomas Michael Day, James Matthew Joseph DeGerolamo, Brandon Michael Fino, Daniel Ralph Angelo Gambini, Brandon Michael Goodlavage, Ryan Edward Samuel Gruttadauria, Alexandra Marie Isabella Hart, Edward Francis Cataldo Hart, Conner Joseph Samuel Healey, Kallie Graceanne Alice Healey, Ricky Thomas Andrew Jenkins, Jr., Laura Kathleen Clare Mariotti, Samantha Jeanne

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The address for the parish webpage is: You will find links to the Schedule for Liturgical Ministers, our weekly bulletins, monthly calendars, upcoming events and additional information. We hope that you will find the information useful and easily accessible. 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 See FAITH, Page 21

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ST. ANTHONY’S Memorial Avenue, Exeter Religious education classes are this Monday afternoon and evening. Classes for all students who received the Sacrament of Confirmation will continue every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. After class the students will attend the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Next Sunday, all children are invited to attend the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Practice for the Living Stations will start this Sunday after the 7 p.m. Mass in the Church. Anyone who wishes to participate is welcome to come to the practice. The Junior Choir will practice Monday from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. in the church. Join our junior choir. Senior Choir will practice on Tuesday from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. New members are welcome. The annual Seder Meal-Paschal Meal will be held on Thursday, April 14 at 6 p.m. in the Parish Center. Tickets are available for $ 8. All First Holy Communion children are invited free. This is the re-enactment of the Last Supper. During Lent daily Masses will be celebrated, Monday thru Friday at 7 and11a.m.; Saturday at 7 a.m. Every Monday and Tuesday there’s a special Mass at 7 p.m. Every Friday during Lent, the Stations of the Cross will be held at 4 p.m. with the Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament and 6:30 p.m. with the Holy Mass. ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH COMMUNITY Pittston Stations of the Cross will be held on Fridays of Lent let by Deacon Jim at 5:30 in the upper church. Altar and Rosary Society meeting will be on Wednesday, April 6 in the church hall. The rosary will be recited at 1:30 followed by business meeting at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Holy Name Society meeting on Sunday, April 3, at 11 a.m. in the Seton Catholic Auditorium. New members are welcome. Applications for Holy Name

Scholarship are available at the parish center. Applications must be submitted to the office by Tuesday, April5. All parents anticipating Baptism of their first child are required to attend baptismal instruction. The next session will be held Tuesday, April 5in the parish center 7:30 to 8:30. If you are looking for help coping with the recent loss of a loved one consider joining St. John the Evangelist’s Bereavement Support Group. The group will continue meeting on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the parish center dining room. For more information call the parish office. The Greater Pittston Food Pantry is sponsored by the Care and Concern Committee of St. John the Evangelist Parish. If you are in need of food please call 654-9923. Distribution of food is by appointment only. The Free Health Clinic is open every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the former Seton Catholic High School, and on first come first serve basis. Pediatric Health Clinic is open on the first and third Wednesday of the month. Registration is held in the Seton building from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Bring your child’s immunizations records. Greater Pittston Kids Closet is open Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. The Closet will reopen on Thursday April 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Closet accepts donations new and gently used. For information call the parish office. The Pittston Catholic Youth Group will meet on Sunday evenings at the Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary, Laflin at 6:30 p.m. The group is under the direction of Father Phil, Father Paul and Jeff McCabe. For more information call Father Paul 654-7542 or email ST JOHN’S LUTHERAN 9 Wood St., Pittston Pastor: John Castellani Organist: Marcia Colleran Lay Reader: Doris Mersincavage Acolyte: Shelby Rinaldi Church Service begins at 9:30 a.m. Today is a Communion Sunday. Sunday School starts at 10:30. Our Mid Week Lenten Services are Wednesday 7 p.m. Please keep our Church family

members Bobby Drummond, Leonard Peterson, Gene Rooney, Charles Barone and Barb Mizenko and shut-ins Mary Agnes Mangel, Ted Burke, Donna Capobianco, Friend Rosner, Elaine Proietto, Charlotte Kerns, Donna Bobbouine, Gladys Bowman and Eleanor Fox in your thoughts and prayers. Our all you can eat pasta dinner went over better than what we expected last Saturday night. At this time we would like to thank all who assisted. Kitchen Duties: Trish and Artie Bobbouine, Barb And Paul Laurie ,Joe Mersincavage, Amy Saunders and Bill Givens. Servers: Doris Mersincavage and Alan Drummond and Amy Saunders. Bake Sale: Tracy Drummond and Marcia Colleran. Clean up: Cheryl Pipher and Bill Givens and the rest of the members. If we missed someone please forgive the error. Our mid-week Easter Services are as follows: Wednesday, April 20, Lent Mid week, April 21, Ho-

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meeting on April 3 at 9:30 a.m. in the Church Hall. There will be no children’s liturgy on April 17, but classes will be as scheduled that day. There will be no CCD class on April 24. May 1 CCD classes will be canceled due to the First Communion celebration. The last CCD class will be on May 8. Every Friday during Lent we will have Mass and Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m. There will be no 8:00 a.m. Mass on Fridays during Lent Communal Penance Services Thursday, April 14, at 7:00 p.m. Talent show - final rehearsal date for Lip Sync participants only will be as follows: April 3 at 6:30 p.m. There will be a dress rehearsal for all talent show participants on April 7 at 6:30 p.m. and, of course, the show on April 10 at 7:00 p.m. Dance a Jig for Pediatric Health Clinic featuring Emerald Isle Step Dancers. Pittston Area High School Sunday, April 3, at 1:30 p.m. Donation: $7.00. SAINT MONICA’S CHURCH Wyoming, West Wyoming Stations of the Cross (OLOS site) 7:00 p.m. (Friday) April 8 “Living Stations of the Cross” Thursday April 14 & Friday April 15. Road to Resurrection: 7:00 p.m. Mass followed by Confession on April 6 – Corpus Christi (Immaculate Conception -site), W. Pittston April 13 – St. Cecelia’s, Exeter Holy Week Schedule: April 17 – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion – Masses as usual. April 18 & 19; Confession: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 20 – Practice (Wednesday) with Altar Servers for Holy Thursday at 6 p.m. April 21 – Holy Thursday: Morning Prayer at 9.a.m. [OLOS site] April 21 – Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m. [OLOS site]; followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament ending with sung Compline [Night Prayer] at 10:45 p.m. April 22 – Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion Service at 1 p.m. [St. Joseph’s-site] and Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. [OLOS site]

April 23 - Holy Saturday: Morning Prayer at 9 a.m. [OLOS site] Practice at 11 a.m. with the Altar Servers and Lectors for Easter Vigil Blessing of Baskets at noon [OLOS site] April 23 - Easter Vigil at 8 p.m. [OLOS site] April 24 - Easter Sunday Masses: 8:30 a.m. [St. Joseph – site] & 11:00 a.m. [OLOS site] Bible Study will be on Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. after the 7:00 p.m. Mass. There will be no Bible Study on April 14, 21, & 28. St. Monica’s Blessed Mother Sodality is currently restarting. Girls 3rd through 12th grades who are interested in joining are invited to call Sandy Nardell at 693-0416 or email SAINT PETER’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 100 Rock Street, Hughestown Rev. Robert Mitchell Sunday - 9:00 a.m. Sunday School, Confirmation Class, 10:00 a.m. Worship Service Apr. 17, Palm Sunday Service 10:00 am April 21, Maundy Thursday Service 7:00 pm April 22, Good Friday Service 7:00 pm April 24, Easter Sunday Service 9:00am SAINT MARY’S/SS PETER AND PAUL’S CHURCHES 715 Hawthorne St./1000 Main St., Avoca St. Mary’s/SS. Peter and Paul’s Churches will host the Pittston Deanery’s Road to Resurrection Mass Wednesday, April 6 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St. Light refreshments will be served in St. Mary’s School auditorium, 742 Spring St., following the Mass. The parishioners of St. Mary’s/SS. Peter and Paul’s Churches invite the community to pray the Stations of the Cross with them every Friday at 7 p.m. during Lent at St. Mary’s Church. Please note the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available from 6:15-6:45 p.m. There will be an agenda meeting followed by the pastoral council meeting Monday, April

11 at 6:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s Rectory, 715 Hawthorne St. The summer festival committee will meet Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m. in St. Mary’s Rectory, 715 Hawthorne St. Become a fan today! St. Mary’s/SS. Peter and Paul’s Churches now has a page on Facebook. . Daily Masses: During March, April, and May at SS. Peter and Paul’s Church, 1000 Main St., at 8 a.m. Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at SS. Peter and Paul’s Church. Miraculous Medal Novena: Wednesday following the 8 a.m. Mass Weekends Masses: Saturday at 4 p.m. at SS. Peter and Paul’s Church and at 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church; Sunday at 8 and 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church and at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul’s Church Confession: Saturdays 3-3:45 p.m. at SS. Peter and Paul’s Church; anytime upon request by calling 457-3412. Prayer Chain: 457-5867 SECOND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 143 Parsonage Street, Pittston The Session of the Second Presbyterian Church announces the following schedule for the week of April 3: Sunday, April 3: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. - Worship 5:00 p.m. - Lenten Program Tuesday, April 5: 6:30 p.m. Spaghetti Dinner Committee; 7:00 p.m. - AA Meeting Wednesday, April 6: 6:30 p.m. - Choir Rehearsal Saturday, April 9: 9:00 a.m. Fellowship Breakfast at Perkins TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH Spring Street and Montgomery Avenue, West Pittston Parish Mission: “To live and build holy community.” All welcome: Worldwide Anglican Communion: ‘We believe in one holy, Catholic apostolic church.” Web of information and links at and Sunday Holy Eucharist: 11 a.m. every Sunday. Holy Days as announced. Palm Sunday (April 17): 11 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Blessing of Palms

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teers are needed to help provide appreciation and care for our gardens by adopting a section for Spring through Fall 2011. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunt: All welcome but just remember to RSVP to the parish office by April 11 for the annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Hunt on Trinity Grounds, Saturday, April 16. Everything starts promptly at 10 a.m. and it’s all over by 11 a.m. Trinity’s Giant Neighborhood Yard Sales: Every First Saturday beginning Saturday, May 7! Reserve space in advance by telephoning the parish office at 6543261. All day vendor space only $10. Lunch items such as chilidogs, wimpies and baked goods available throughout the day. Average of 30+ vendors every First Saturday and hundreds of customers visiting! We do the advertising. You make the sales! Annual Pasta and homemade meatball dinner: Tickets now available! The dinner is scheduled for Saturday, May 14 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. with both seating or take-outs available. Includes bread, butter, salad, beverages and dessert. Adults: $7.00 / Children Age 10 and Under: $4. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of Broad & Church Sts., Pittston Rev. Dr. Michael Turner Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion: 1st Sunday each month Choir Rehearsal: Thursday’s at 7 p.m. unless told otherwise United Methodist Women: Second Monday unless told otherwise Website Phone 655-4340 leave message Sun., April 17, 9:30 a.m. Palm Sunday Thurs., April 21, 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service Sun., April 24 9:30 a.m. - Easter Sunday Sat., May 14 - Family Style Roast Chicken Dinner and Bake Sale. Takeouts start at 4:30 p.m. seating 5 to 7 p.m. - Adults $8.50 - Children $4.25. Advanced tickets recommended. For tickets call 603-1915 or 332-9156 on or before Friday, May 6 - please leave a message if no answer.

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Letitia Warunek, a Pittston Area Honor Society member, and a member of the Emerald Isle Step Dancers, is sponsoring a dance benefit for the Pediatric Health Clinic in the former Seton Catholic High School building and sponsored by the Care and Concern Ministries of St. John the Evangelist Parish. The Pediatric Health Clinic is operated by a local pediatric physician and an all volunteer staff. The Clinic, which is open the first and third Wednesday of each month, provides services that are free and confidential. The performance will be held at the Pittston Area High School Auditorium today, April 3, at 1:30 pm. Money raised will help the Clinic purchase medicine, medical supplies, etc. Tickets can be purchased at the door or Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and1p.m. to 4 p.m. at Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, Pittston or call 6540263. Library Week Events

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Sen. Yudichak addresses Greater Pittston Chamber

Seated at the head table, left to right, Charles A. Adonizio III, President; State Senator John T. Yudicak; Joseph Burke Esq., 1st Vice-President; Joseph Durkin P.E., Immediate Past President. Standing, left to right, Joseph F. Saporito Jr. Esq., Chairperson; Rosemary Dessoye, Executive Vice-President; Michael Vough Esq., Counsel.

More than 240 members and friends attended the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce Winter Breakfast on Friday, March 11, at St. Anthony’s Parish Center, Exeter. Charles A. Adonizio III, Chamber President, introduced State Senator John T. Yudichak, who served as the Principal Speaker of the event. Senator Yudichak, who represents the 14th Senatorial District, fielded questions from the audience following his remarks. Joseph F. Saporito, Jr. Esquire served as the general chairperson.

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The fifth annual “Guns ‘N’ Hoses” charity basketball game will take place Saturday, April 9, at Pittston Area High School, 5 Stout St., Yatesville. The doors will open at 4:30 p.m., and tipoff time is 5 p.m. During this game, the area’s finest police officers and firefighters will hit the hardwood to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. And District Judge Fred Pierantoni will toss the ceremonial jump ball. At the event, there will also be door prizes, raffles, face painting, and halftime shows by the University of Scranton dance team and the West Side Stars cheerleading team. There will also be a food and refreshment stand catered by My Sister’s Kitchen, Duryea. Tickets, which can be purchased at the door, are $5 for adults and $3 for students 5-18. Children under 4 will be admitted for free. Businesses and individuals can send donations to Chief Nick Lohman, Duryea Police Department, 315 Main St., Duryea, PA 18642. Please make checks payable to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and in the memo area list “Guns ‘N’ Hoses 2011”. Please be sure to include your name with your gift in order to have it included on the acknowledgement poster which will be displayed at the game. Businesses that would like to supply door prizes can mail or drop them off at the Duryea Police Department.


Spaghetti Dinner

Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services, Inc. is sponsoring their 5th Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, April 10, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Church Hall, corner of Park Avenue and Dana Street, Wilkes-Barre. Cost of the

dinner is $7.00 for adults, $3.00 children 6-12 years, and free for children 5 years and under. Dinner includes spaghetti with homemade sauce and meatballs, salad, dessert and beverage. Take-outs are available. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Theme baskets and other prizes will be chanced off. Hughestown Lions

The Hughestown Lions Club will meet Monday, April 4, at 7:00 p.m. at the Hughestown Hose Company. President Steve Golya will preside. On the agenda for the evening will be the scholarships and plans for the upcoming Easter egg hunt that will be held on Saturday, April16, at1:00 p.m. at the pavilion in Hughestown. If anyone is interested in becoming a member of the club, they can contact President, Steve Golya at 655-4552 or any of the members. Book Sale

The Friends of the Pittston Memorial Library will sponsor a book sale on Thursday, April 7, in the basement of the library. The sale will take place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. All of the books are sorted and shelved according to subject matter in the non-fiction books. The fiction novels both hardback and paperback are arranged alphabetically according to the author. In addition to books, VHS tapes, DVD’s, audio books and CD’s will be available. Northeast Class of ‘66

Northeast High School Class of ’66 will hold a Class Reunion Meeting on Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Tony’s Pizza, City

Line Plaza, Port Griffith. Local classmates are asked to attend and bring known mailing and email addresses.

be held on April 10 at Cooper’s Waterfront at 5 p.m. Anyone interested in volunteering call Stu Sperrazza at 262-7166 or Mike Quinn 357-5496.

Ziti Dinner

PCC Class of 1955

The Wyoming Area Girls Softball Parents Association invites everyone to their annual ziti dinner on Sunday, April10, in the Wyoming Area Secondary Center cafeteria. Eat-in and takeouts are available from noon until 5 p.m. The cost is $6 per person. There will be a 50/50 drawing as well as a Chinese Auction.

On April 12 the class of Pittston Central Catholic High School 1955 will meet at Valenti’s Restaurant, Wyoming Avenue, Exeter at 6:30 p.m. All classmates are welcome to attend. For more information call Cataldo "Ky" Lazzari at 8252648.

Pancakes and Sausage

Valley Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons are having a Pancake and Sausage breakfast on Sunday, April10, from 8 a.m. to1 p.m. at Valley Lodge #499, 318 Linden Street, West Pittston. Adults price is $7; children $3.50. Price includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee, tea, juice. Lions Scholarships

The Hughestown Lions Club will sponsor three scholarships again this year. All participants must be from Hughestown and seniors at Pittston Area. Participants can get application forms from the guidance counselor at Pittston Area High School. This year the club is proud to announce that a $500 scholarship has been added as well as two $250.00 scholarships. This is just one of many functions that the Lions Club provides in the borough. Anyone wishing to join the club may call President Steve Golya at 6554552 or contact any member.

Jenkins Class of 1961

Jenkins Township High School class of 1961 will hold a reunion meeting on Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 at Tony’s Pizza City Line Plaza. All class members are invited to attend. If anyone has information on the following class member, please contact Joan at 654-1590 or email Barbara Fee, Connie Paczkowski, Geraldine Segeda, Carol Reddington, Patricia Burke, Mary Kaye Judge, David Walker, Lorraine Gobish, Joseph Dziedzic.

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Volunteers sought for spring cleanup in Exeter Twp. Spring Cleanup will be underway the week of April 23. Bags, gloves, and safety vests will be available at the Exeter Township Municipal building. The township asks residents to be involved. A team leader could be appointed to lead the clean up on a particular street. If you reside right on Rt. 92 it is advised to pick a stretch of road and be responsible for that area. Once the garbage has been collected volunteers may leave

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Supervisor meeting

The opening day of trout fishing is April16 for Luzerne County. All residents above the age of 16 are required to have a fishing license. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat commission does offer fish-for-free days. A license is not required on these days. Check the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat commission website at for fur-

A supervisor’s meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 7, at 7:00 p.m. at the Exeter Twp. Municipal building. CHAR seeking citizen input

Concerned Harding Area Residents (CHAR) is a group of residents that recently formed concerning gas drilling. Those with

questions and concerns regarding gas drilling can contact CHAR at All email addresses will remain confidential and will not be released. Also if you are just looking for information on the gas drilling process, the effects on the environment or any other information regarding gas drilling contact CHAR via email. This group will be organizing monthly meetings.

West Wyoming sets spring clean-up, yard waste pick-ups envelope. If you have not received your tax bill, call 6930130 Monday - Friday after 4 p.m. Spring Clean-Up

West Wyoming Borough will have a spring bulk pick up on Monday April 25. Residents can place two items out for collection. There is no charge for this pick up. Items

must be curbside by 6 a.m. The hauler will not collect Freon containing items, tires, paint-lacquers, stains, pesticides, hazardous type waste, construction materials over 30 lbs, brick, block, concrete, car parts, electronics, TVs, computers, DVD & VCR and no prescription medications. Any questions call the borough hall at 693-1311.

Yard Waste

West Wyoming Borough will begin yard waste pick-ups in April. Pick-ups will be on Thursday. Every other week one-half the town will be collected until the beginning of November. The schedule will be as follows, on. April 7, Atherton Section up to 8th Street but not including 8th Street. April 14, 8th Street to the Exeter Line. April 21, Atherton

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West Wyoming Tax Collector Bob Connors reminds residents that the rebate period for county and municipal taxes will end on Wednesday April 6. When paying tax bills make sure to send in the whole tax bill. The bar code copy has to go back to the Luzerne County Courthouse. Residents paying by mail and in need of a receipt must send a self-addressed stamped

Hughestown Council will meet for a work session on Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. with Wayne Quick presiding. The regular council meeting will be held April 11 at 7:30 .p.m. Hughestown borough will once again participate in the

HUGHESTOWN Governor’s Clean Up Day on April 30. Participants should meet at 9 a.m. at the borough building, 42 Center St. If you

wish to participate, please call 655-6076. Hughestown Lions Club will particpate as always.

St Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rock St., Hughestown, will sponsor the Poppy Seed and Nut Roll Sale for the holiday season.

Orders may be placed by calling Ruth 654-1504 or Carol 6541849. Orders must be in by April 10.

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Wyoming Hose Co. fund drive

The annual Wyoming Hose Company Number 1 Fire Drive will be closing at the end of April. Committee members said, “If you have already given a donation, thank you very much. If you have not sent in your donation, please do so as soon as possible. If you did not receive a donation request and would like to make a contribution, please call 693-1371 so we can send you a donation form. “Let us remind you that your donations are very important to us. Helping us helps you in time of need. Your donations allow us to purchase necessary life saving and fire equipment. Our members are volunteers who live in our community and respond to help you at all hours and in all types of weather. Please show you care.” Hose company members remind homeowners to check the batteries in your smoke alarms. They also remind the community that their meeting hall is available for rent. Anyone wishing to join the department can do so by calling 693-1371. Pictured are John Marianacci, Fund Drive Co-Chairman and Kirk Carey, Fund Drive Chairman


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‘Road to Resurrection’ stops in Avoca on Wednesday The Pittston Deanery’s Road to Resurrection services makes many stops throughout the parishes of Greater Pittston during Lent. And this week, it is coming to Avoca. St. Mary’s/SS. Peter and Paul’s Churches will host the Pittston Deanery’s Road to Resurrection Mass Wednesday, April 6, at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St. Light refreshments will be served in St. Mary’s School auditorium, 742 Spring St., following the Mass.


Joint Services

Implementation Team

Several Protestant and Catholic churches in Avoca, Duryea, Old Forge, and Moosic are having joint Lenten services Thursdays at 7 p.m. throughout Lent. The next service is Thursday, April 7 at the Moosic Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Moosic. The public is invited to attend.

St. Mary’s/SS. Peter and Paul’s Churches’ implementation team will meet Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in St. Mary’s Rectory.

VFW Auxiliary

Stations of the Cross

The Ladies Auxiliary to V.F.W. Post 8335 will meet Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the post home, 915 Main St. Following the regular meeting, officers will be elected for the 2011-2012 term. It is very important that all members attend. President June Fitzgerald will preside over the meeting, and Mary Orluk and Mary Starinsky will host it.

The parishioners of St. Mary’s/SS. Peter and Paul’s Churches invite the community to pray the Stations of the Cross with them every Friday at 7 p.m. during Lent at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available from 6:15-6:45 p.m.

Recycling Reminder

Avoca residents are invited to recycle newspaper and commingled glass, plastic, and metal bottles, cans, and jars every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Moosic Recycling Truck at the Avoca Municipal Garage, 1106 Plane St. Please note all lids should be removed and disposed of in your home trash. Containers should be rinsed, plastics and metals should be flattened, and glass should not be broken. Newspaper should not be placed in bags. A Food Giveaway



The Avoca Lions Club will have their monthly food giveaway Thursday, April 7 from 46:30 p.m. at the Bethel United Methodist Church, 532 Main St. Volunteers are needed to unload the truck at 1:30 p.m. Individuals who use this service are encouraged to bring boxes and bags with them for their goods. For more information, please call Mary Ann at 457-7619.

Musical Group

St. Mary’s/SS. Peter and Paul’s Churches’ contemporary music group will participate in the Saturday, April 9 5:30 p.m. Mass at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St.

Pastoral Council

St. Mary’s/SS. Peter and Paul’s Churches will have an agenda meeting followed by the pastoral council meeting Monday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s Rectory, 715 Hawthorne St. Women’s Guild

St. Mary’s/SS. Peter and Paul’s Churches’ women’s guild will meet Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m. in St. Mary’s School, 742 Spring St. Duryea Wildcats

The Duryea Wildcats will meet Tuesday, April 12 at 6 p.m. at the Duryea Sports Complex, corner of Kramer and Shaft Streets, Duryea.

Wildcats Sign-ups

The Duryea Wildcats will have early sign-up sessions April 13 and 27 and May 11 from 5:307:30 p.m. at the Duryea Sports Complex, corner of Kramer and Shaft Streets, Duryea. All participants must submit their birth certificate, two proofs of residency, a photo, and medical clearance from a doctor to play. The registration fee is $60 and 20 tickets for a single family and $60 and 25 tickets for a family of two or more. Returning players who have not returned their uniforms are asked to do so at this time. For more information, please e-mail Festival Committee

St. Mary’s/SS. Peter and Paul’s Churches’ summer festival committee will meet Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m. in St. Mary’s Rectory, 715 Hawthorne St. Fish Dinner

The Rev. Joseph Bertha, Ph.D. and the parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church invite the community to its 14th annual fish dinner Friday, April 15 from 4-6 p.m. in the church hall, 205 North Main St., Pittston. The menu includes breaded haddock, fried potatoes, haluska, a vegetable, cole slaw, cake, and tea, coffee, or a soft drink. Dinners are $9 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Takeouts will be available too. There will also be a raffle for cash prizes. And, there is also plenty of free off-street parking available.

Comedy Show

The Avoca Fire Department will have it annual spring comedy show Friday, April 15 at the West Side Social Club, 711 McAlpine St. The doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $20, include entertainment by three comedians, beverages, and light snacks. To purchase tickets, please call John at 947-5163 or visit the department’s website at Easter Party

Avoca V.F.W. Post 8335 will have their annual children’s Easter party Saturday, April 16 at the post home, 915 Main St. Lunch will begin at 1 p.m., and visits with the Easter Bunny will begin at 2 p.m. Parents are encouraged to bring their own camera to take pictures of their children with the Easter Bunny. VFW Elections

Avoca V.F.W. Post 8335 will conduct nominations and elections of post officers Sunday, April 17 at 2 p.m. at the post home, 915 Main St. All regular members are encouraged to attend. Tax Reminder

Avoca Tax Collector Therese Wrubel reminds residents the 2011 Luzerne County/Avoca Borough tax rebate period ends Tuesday, April 19. She would also like to remind residents that garbage stickers are still available. Residents may pay their taxes or purchase garbage stickers Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Avoca Municipal Building, 752 Main St. The office will also be opened Fridays from 6-7 p.m. The garbage sticker fee is $170 until April 22. Please note Wrubel’s weekly office hours will change to Tuesdays 9-11 a.m. following the rebate period. Residents who are unable to stop by the municipal building to

pay their taxes or purchase a garbage sticker, can mail their payment to Avoca Borough c/o Therese Wrubel, 129 Factory St., Avoca, PA 18641. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment. If you did not receive your tax bill or have any questions please call Therese at 457-4891. Easter Egg Hunt

The parishioners of St. Mary’s/SS. Peter and Paul’s Churches invite the community to their annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 23 at 11 a.m. on the grounds of Kiesinger Funeral Services, 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. To register for this free and fun event, please call Erin at 6542429 and leave your last name and the names and ages of the children who plan to participate as well as if any of the children have peanut allergies. Please note any individual or business who would like to donate plastic eggs and candy to fill them, may leave donations in either of the boxes located in the church vestibules. Anyone who would like to help prepare the eggs for the hunt should meet Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m. in St. Mary’s School auditorium, 742 Spring St. Spaghetti Dinner

Avoca V.F.W. Post 8335 will have its annual spaghetti dinner Saturday, April 30 from 1-5 p.m. at the post home, 915 Main St. Takeouts will be available too. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased from member or at the post home. Golf Tournament

St. Mary’s Church will have its annual St. Mary’s Classic golf tournament Sunday, May 15 at Pine Hills Country Club, Taylor. This year’s tournament will be played in memory of Judge Thomas Gibbons. Registration information can be obtained by calling the parish office at 4573412. For sponsorship information, please e-mail Jimbo McMahon at

There are two great events coming up this week that benefit even better causes. First up is the Holy Rosary School Family Fun Night. The community is invited to a night of family fun Thursday, April 7, from 5-9 p.m. at Uno Chicago Grill, Dickson City. Admission vouchers are available by calling Ruth at 457-3974. All proceeds will benefit Holy Rosary School. And the second is the fifth annual “Guns ‘N’ Hoses” charity basketball game will take place Saturday, April 9 at Pittston Area High School, 5 Stout St., Yatesville. The doors will open at 4:30 p.m., and tip-off time is 5 p.m. During this game, the area’s finest police officers and firefighters will hit the hardwood to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. And District Judge Fred Pierantoni will toss the ceremonial jump ball. At the event, there will also be door prizes, raffles, face painting, and halftime shows by the University of Scranton dance team and the West Side Stars cheerleading team. There will also be a food and refreshment stand catered by My Sister’s Kitchen, Duryea. Tickets, which can be purchased at the door, are $5 for adults and $3 for students 5-18. Children under 4 will be admitted for free. Businesses and individuals can send donations to Chief Nick Lohman Duryea Police Department, 315 Main St., Duryea, PA 18642. Please make checks payable to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and in the memo area list “Guns ‘N’ Hoses 2011”. Please be sure to include your name with your gift in order to have it included on the acknowledgement poster which will be displayed at the game. Businesses that would like to supply door prizes can mail or drop them off at the Duryea Police Department.



in Towers Connection” Peggy Murphy who will celebrate her special day Thursday, April 7. I’d like to publicly thank Peggy for all of the help she gives me throughout the year in keeping the public informed about all of the latest happenings at Crossin Towers. Clam Sale Today

Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 585, will have a clam sale today at noon at the post home, 329 Main St. There will also be other food items for sale. 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. All managers and coaches are urged to attend. Opening day is April 16 at 1 p.m. Sewer Authority

The Duryea Borough Sewer Authority (DBSA) will meet Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St. The public is invited to attend. The Sewer Authority will send out bills the first week in April for sewer service from October 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011. If you do not receive your bill, please call the DBSA at 457-0122.

Old Forge, and Moosic are having joint Lenten services Thursdays at 7 p.m. throughout Lent. The next service is Thursday, April 7 at the Moosic Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Moosic. The public is invited to attend. Yard Waste

Duryea Borough Street Department will have its first yard waste collection for 2011 Friday, April 8. Leaves should be placed in plastic bags that are not tied, but grass cannot be placed in plastic bags. Shrubs and clippings will be collected; however shrubs will not be picked up if there is a dirt ball on the roots. Branches must be cut in four foot sections and can be no larger than two inches in diameter. Rocks and dirt will not be collected. Pizza Sale

Germania Hose Company’s Scuba Team is having a pizza sale every Friday during Lent from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the hose company, 430 Foote Ave. Pizzas are 12-cut trays and are available in red or white varieties. The cost is $11 per tray. Advance orders are accepted but not necessary. To place an advance order, call 451-3750 on the sale day. Stations of the Cross

VFW Meeting

Members of V.F.W. Post 1227 and its home association will meet Wed., April 6 at the post home, 492 Stephenson St. Nomination of officers will be the primary focus of the meeting.

Parishioners of Nativity of Our Lord Parish invite the community to pray the Stations of the Cross with them every Friday during Lent at 7 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson St. Benediction will take place.

Excelsior Meeting

American Legion

Happy birthday to Mary McNulty who will celebrate her 100th birthday on Monday, April 4. Mary, along with her family and friends, will mark the occasion today with a special Mass today at11a.m. at Nativity of Our Lord Parish at Holy Rosary Church followed by a party. Happy birthday to my “Cross-

The members of the Excelsior Hose Co. No. 2 will have their monthly meeting Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. at the hose company, 798 Foote Ave.

The members of the American Legion Brennan Regan Post 585 will have their regular monthly meeting Sunday, April 10 at 1 p.m. at the post home, 329 Main St. At this meeting, the members will nominate officers for the board of directors and finalize plans for the post’s upcoming ziti dinner on April 30. Any veteran

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Several Protestant and Catholic churches in Avoca, Duryea,

Spay-neuter Program

Gracie Lyn’s Grooming House will host a low cost spay-neuter program Monday, April 11 at the grooming house, 408 Stephenson St. To make an appointment, please call the Eastern Pennsylvania Animal Alliance, Stroudsburg, at 994-5846. Wildcats Meeting

Duryea Wildcats will meet Tuesday, April 12 at 6 p.m. at the Duryea Sports Complex, corner of Kramer and Shaft Streets. Wildcats Sign-ups

Duryea Wildcats will have early sign-up sessions April 13 and 27 and May 11 from 5:307:30 p.m. at the Duryea Sports Complex, corner of Kramer and Shaft streets. All participants must submit their birth certificate, two proofs of residency, a photo, and medical clearance from a doctor to play. Registration fee is $60 and 20 tickets for a single family and $60 and 25 tickets for a family of two or more. Returning players who have not returned their uniforms are asked to do so. For more information, e-mail Fish Dinner

The Rev. Joseph Bertha, Ph.D.

and the parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church invite the community to its 14th annual fish dinner Friday, April 15 from 4-6 p.m. in the church hall, 205 North Main St., Pittston. Dinners are $9 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Takeouts will be available too. Dance-a-thon

The Duryea American Legion Auxiliary Unit 585 with host its second annual dance-a-thon Saturday, April 16. All proceeds will benefit a trip for Veterans Administration residents to participate in the 2011 National Veterans Wheelchair Games, Pittsburgh. For more information about dancing in the event or to make a donation, please contact Lindsay at 237-1947 or Blue & Gold Banquet

Duryea Cub Scout Pack 375 will have its 21st annual Blue and Gold banquet Sunday, April 17 at 1 p.m. at the V.F.W. Post 1227, 492 Stephenson St. Following the dinner, there will be a monetary drawing sponsored by the National Slovak Society Leaf 75 of Duryea (NSS). NNS President Gary Edwards and NSS Vice President Lucy Piccoletti, who are also members of the Cub Scout Pack committee, will conduct the drawing. In addition to the drawing, there will also be a Chinese auction. Pack members will receive their reservation forms at the pack night meeting on February 28.

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who needs assistance is invited to attend. The Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 585, will have its monthly meeting Sunday April 10 at 3 p.m. at the post home.


Two borough fund raising events on tap this week


Health Fair next weekend at Sacred Heart parish hall The Sacred Heart of Jesus Outreach Group will hold their Third Annual Health Fair at the parish hall next weekend, April 9 and 10, after the Masses, Saturday from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday Morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for kids and adults of all ages. This year American Dietetic Association reminds everyone that an easy way to focus on eating better is to “Eat Right with Color” and in conjunction with this message Sacred Heart Outreach will help you to look at many other factors that impact your life by bringing together a panel of health care professionals who will be educate and answer some questions you may have on “tuning up” your health. There will be many fun and interactive sessions and booths where you will be able to see how you can begin to make the small improvements that, over time, add up to significant health benefits. Some of the booths at this year’s fair are: Blood Pressure Screening, Glucose Screening, Hearing Screenings for children and adults, as well as, vision screening Nutrition Screening plus the ever popular “What is healthy but still good for me to Eat Wheel”, Dental Hygienist for children and adults, Pharmacists, Speech Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapists, health through exercise. There will be a Kid’s Corner for painting and reading and assorted games, fabulous and healthy creative foods to sample and try at home by Alan Dente, chiropractors to demonstrate proper body mechanics, registered dietitians and nurses to promote a healthy life style. There will be give-aways throughout the event. All are welcome. There is no admission fee.


Concert Tonight

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Parish Community invite all to the Way of the Cross Lenten Concert today, Sunday, April 3, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church. This concert is free of charge and open to everyone. There will be light refreshments afterwards in the church hall.


654-0897 Park Clean-up

Dupont Borough is looking for a few volunteers to help spruce up the Little League Park. The park was vandalized a few months ago and the concession stand wood posts and a few other items needed to be painted. This would be a great opportunity for students to receive service hours or a Boy Scout Project or some retired seniors who can offer a few hours. Contact Patty at the municipal office at 655-6216. Bulk Pickup

cessful event with many local and former town residents coming from distant parts to meet friends of yesteryear. Anyone and everyone if you attended any of the schools, Wilson, Sacred Heart Parochial, Pulaski or Dupont High (Lincoln) are invited to attend and join in the planning. Softball/Teeball

Dupont Softball/Teeball parents meeting is scheduled for Tuesday April 5, 6 p.m. at Dupont Borough Bldg. The upcoming season will be discussed. Opening Day is set for Saturday May 7, 2 p.m. at Dupont Softball/Teeball complex.

Reservations are being accepted for spring cleaning bulk pickups which will take place on Thursdays and Fridays during the month of May. Contact the municipal office for available dates and times. Information regarding yard maintenance, dog ordinance, pavilion rental and park cleanup can be found on the Dupont borough website at


VFW Auxiliary

Sewer Bills

The Ladies Auxiliary of Przybytek-Kundlas VFW Post 4909, Dupont, will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. at the post home. Election of officers will be held. Madam President Peggy Best will preside. Hostesses are Emily DeNardi and Elaine Hoffman.

The 2011 Sewer Maintenance Bills have been mailed to all resident on April 1. Payment Due date is June 30, 2011. The municipal office is on modified hours and will accept sewer payments from 9:00 to 12 noon only Monday thru Friday. If other arrangements are needed, please contact the municipal office.

Lions Clean-up

Dupont Lions Club will begin a spring clean up of the Little League Park on Saturday, April 9, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Any organization, group or individual are welcome to join us and help prepare the park for the upcoming Easter Egg Hunt plus the many upcoming summer events. Summer Party

Plans for a summer party will begin when friends of all Dupont Schools meet on Sunday, April 10, at the VFW Post Home at 2:00 p.m. in the lower level banquet hall. The affair last year was a suc-

Here is Joey Jones Eco-tip of the week: Duct tape is strong and can fix many things like a broken arrow in your archery set. This will keep items out of the landfills!

300 Club Winners

Holy Name Society 300 Club winners of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church second week winners are: $100.00 - Scott Barnak; $ 50.00 - Clorinda Slusarczyk; $25.00 - Bruce Knick; $25.00Tim Stonikinis. Recreation Board

Dupont Borough Recreation Board will meet on April 7 at 6:30 p.m. Dupont Borough Building on Chestnut St.

Welcoming Mass

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church will celebrate a Welcoming Mass today at the 10:30 a.m. service for the families who have joined the Sacred Heart Parish Community. Refreshments will be served after the Mass in the church hall. Newest members of the community are: James and Angela Salitis, Thomas Betterly, Michelle McCabe, Emilee DiMaggio, Robert, Jennifer, Robert Joseph, Alex Haas, Brandon and Andres Collins, Earl Granville, Lori Horchos, Vincent and Barbara O’Hop, Louis Czaja, John Dudek, Robert and Martha Matthews, Richard and Deborah Kozar and Kara Kozar, Steven, Kimberly and Lauren Samseil. Polka Dances

The Polka Sunday Schedule for April: April 10 - John Stevens and Doubleshot; April 17 - Joe Stanky and the Cadets-Crazy Easter Bonnet Dance; April 24 - Happy Easter No schedule dance; Monday April 25 - Dyngus Day Dance- Eddie Derwin and Polka Naturals 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Polka Dancing on Sundays are from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission is $12.00. Daily Number

Dupont Volunteer Hose Company Match the Evening Daily Number Fundraiser will begin on Monday April 4. There are a few tickets still available and you can purchase your tickets from Bernie Babonis, President of the Hose Company. Tickets are $10.00 each. Service Schedule

Dupont service schedule for the week of April 3: Monday, April 4 -purple refuses bags Tuesday, April 5 - Ashes, yard waste. Wednesday, March 30 – Recycling of commingled glass, plastics. Got News?

If you have an article which you would like to submit you can send the information to du- or by calling 654-0897.Send your news items by Wednesday evening. Please include a contact phone number. Bowling Results

Magic Circle High Scratch Series Scores: Michael Spece, 687; Edward Collins, 676; Francis Pupa, 667; John Colarusso, 659; Bill Pupa, 634; Adam Brodie, 624; Greg Renfer, 621; Matt Charney, 602; Don Zieminski, 596; Chris Renfer, 589. Friday Junior/Senior High Scratch Series Scores: Men’s Division: Michael Szumski, 646; Billy Jr.Elko, 559; Michael Lenchak, 547; Tyler Baran, 539; Sam Carlen, 538. Women’s Division: Elena Domnick, 436; Irene Magdon, 414; Chantel Cebula, 310. American High Scratch Series Scores: Jerry Coggins, 749; Tom Spurlin, 730; Mark Kulick, 701; Dave Kern, 699; Pete Latona, 690; Edward Collins, 689; Rich Kuligowski, 671; Francis Pupa, 649; john Grohowski, 623; Chris Kasa, 612. Dupont Bowlerettes High Scratch Series Scores: Kim Kishel, 620; Debbie Stevens, 531; MaryAnn Shugdinis, 523; Irene Jemiola, 504; Donna Kasa, 503; Gracelynn Williamson, 486; Rose McDade, 470; Connie Berlinski, 460; MaryLou Fereck, 457.. Warehouse Mixed Men’s Division: Dan Zingaretti, 634; Frank Obitz, 583; Scott Schramm, 580; Matt Charney, 561; John Doran, 542. Women’s Division: Melony Yurek, 407; Ann Kopeck, 365; Sandra Sands, 354. National High Scratch Series Scores: Neal Elko, 717; Rich Gorzkowski, 684; Bruce Rydzy, 672; Edward Collins, 641; John Pisano, 618; Scott Kowalczyk, 615; Debra Washney, 604; Mark Kulick, 596; Rob Lopata, 581; Robert Lussi, 580. Universal High Scratch Series Scores: David Titton, 727; Nicholas Berlinski, 652; William Elko, 650; John Prebish, 647; Edward Collins, 621; Ryan O’Malley, 612; Michael Spece, 594; Jim LavelSee DUPONT NEWS, Page 38

Kellie’s Kause, a benefit for Kellie Kizis, will be held on April 10, from noon to 11 p.m., at West Wyoming Fire Department Social Hall, 926 Shoemaker Avenue. Kellie Kizis, a volunteer for the fire department and ambulance in her hometown of Exeter, was diagnosed with breast cancer in the last few months. She is currently receiving treatment, and so far she has maintained her ability to stay strong and persevere. The treatment, however, has taken a toll on her and her family financially. The treatment has required her to take sick leave from her employment. Organizers are looking for donations of gift certificates or any items that can be raffled off. The proceeds from the raffle, and the benefit will be used to support Kellie and her family. For more information or to donate contact (570) 335-7912 or There will be food and music with details to follow. Easter Egg Hunt

Exeter Hose Co #1 will hold a community Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 22 at 5 p.m. Tux from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will also be on hand. There will be a sign up sheet at the firehouse at 1405 Susquehanna Avenue or you can register by phone at 602-0739. Deadline to register is April 20.



20 Memorial St. Tickets will be sold to the public on April 4, 5, 6 and 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center Lobby. Prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students/children. Tickets will also be available at the door on the nights of the performances. PSEA-Retirees Luncheon

Shirley Judge, Luzerne County Chapter President of PSEARetired, announces plans for the Spring Luncheon have been completed. This year’s luncheon will be held on May 5 at the East Mountain Inn. Guest speaker will be PSEA staff member and former state representative Steve Nickol, who will speak on the current status of the PSERS system and current legislative happenings in Harrisburg. Reservations should be sent to Shirley Judge, 3 Bond Avenue, Swoyersville, PA 18643 by April 30. Meal choices are fish or chicken at a cost of $18. Checks can be made payable to: Northeastern Region PSEA-Retired. Or you can call Shirley at 693-3864. Cosmopolitan Seniors

Cosmopolitan Seniors travel coordinator Johanna is accepting reservations for a trip to Mount Airy Casino on Wednesday, April 13. The trip is open to the public. Details can be obtained from Johanna at 655-2720. Master Gardeners

The Penn State Master Gardeners of Luzerne County will be presenting Spring into Gardening on Saturday, April 30 at the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus in Lehman. The day-long event features workshops on backyard fruit trees, native plants, lawn care, insects, wildlife in the garden, heritage gardens, growing herbs and gardening in difficult places. Rob Rave, designer and owner of Rave Landscaping and Discount Plant Center will be the keynote speaker, introducing new perennial varieties for 2011. He will be joined by Tom Clark, chief meteorologist at WNEPTV Channel 16. Coyne Memorial

The 3rdAnnual Joseph F. Coyne III Memorial Softball Game will take place May15, be-

ginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Exeter Little League Fields.(Behind St. Cecilia’s Church). Over the past two years the event has been able to raise over $11,000 for two families in need. The recipient this year is 3-year-old Anthony Lydon. Anthony is the son of the former Tanya Nawrocki of Duryea. Anthony was diagnosed at birth with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. He had his first heart surgery at 6 days old; his second at 6 months old and will undergo his 3rd heart surgery on March 15 in Oklahoma. The 3rd Annual Joseph F. Coyne III Memorial Softball tourney’s proceeds will benefit Anthony and his family. If anyone is interested in donating or entering a team, please call Mayor Coleman at 654-3001 ext. 5 Trash Stickers

Exeter Borough residents are reminded to purchase their 2011 garbage sticker at the Exeter Borough Municipal Building, 1101 Wyoming Avenue, Exeter from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you wish to have a sticker mailed to you please send a check addressed to Exeter Borough for the appropriate amount and a self addressed stamped envelope to Exeter Borough Refuse, 1101 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, PA 18643. Stickers are now in the penalty phase, the

WA Class of ’81

Wyoming Area Class of 81 finalizes plans for their 30th Reunion. It will be held on August 13 at the Checkerboard Inn Pavilion in Trucksville from 2-9 p.m. Cost will be $45 per person. Come join us at our next meeting on April 14 at Bo Brother’s in Wyoming at 7 p.m. Any questions, please contact Donna Kleback 693-4425

St. Anthony’s Parish

Religious education classes are this Monday afternoon and evening. Classes for all students who received the Sacrament of Confirmation will continue every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. After class the students will attend the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Next Sunday, all children are invited to attend the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Practice for the Living Stations will start this Sunday after the 7 p.m. Mass in the Church. Anyone who wishes to participate is welcome to come to the practice. The Junior Choir will practice Monday from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. in the church. Join our junior choir. Senior Choir will practice on Tuesday from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. New members are welcome. The annual Seder Meal-Paschal Meal will be held on Thursday, April 14 at 6 p.m. in the Parish Center. Tickets are available for $ 8. All First Holy Communion children are invited free. This is the re-enactment of the Last Supper. During Lent daily Masses will be celebrated, Monday thru Friday at 7 and11a.m.; Saturday at 7 a.m. Every Monday and Tuesday there’s a special Mass at 7 p.m. Every Friday during Lent, the Stations of the Cross will be held at 4 p.m. with the Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament and 6:30 p.m. with the Holy Mass. The Fridays of Lent are meatless days. Potato Pancakes

Exeter Hose Co #1 will hold a Potato Pancake and Pierogi sale every Friday during Lent. Deliveries will also be available. Call 602-0739. Reminder

“Annie” Presentation

Shirley Judge, Luzerne County Chapter President of PSEA-Retired announces plans for the Spring Luncheon have been completed. This year's luncheon will be held on May 5 at the East Mountain Inn. Planning the event are from left: membership chair Phil Russo; PSEA-Retired Region President Mary Moran and Luzerne County Chapter President Shirley Judge.

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


“Annie” will be performed by the Wyoming Area Drama Club and Thespian Troupe 4795 on April 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. and April 10 at 2 p.m. in the Wyoming Area Secondary Center Auditorium,

cost is $250 for all residents Citations will be issued by the Exeter Borough Chief of Police to anyone who has not purchased a garbage sticker by May 1.


Benefit for volunteer Kellie Kizis set for next Sunday


All past ‘Little Miss Cherry Blossoms’ are sought The West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. To mark this occasion the organizers are looking for all 39 girls (and now women) who were crowned Little Miss Cherry Blossom from as far back as 1971. If you are or if you know a former princess, please call Gina Malsky at 570-332-7817 or email her at The Festival will be on Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May15, where this year, West Pittston Idol will be held. The show opens the second day on Sunday at noon. Local singing talent will have the chance to win a cash prize. There will be two categories; 12 and under and 15 and up. The parade will be held on Saturday, May 14. If you were a past Grand Marshal, you are welcome to march in the parade. Ziti Dinner

The Wyoming Area Girls Softball Parent’s Association invites everyone to their annual Ziti Dinner next Sunday, April 10, in the Wyoming Area Secondary Center cafeteria. Eat-in and takeouts are available from 12-noon until 5:00 p.m. The cost is $6.00 per person. There will be a 50/50 drawing as well as a Chinese Auction. Cemetery Clean-up

Spring clean-up is underway at the West Pittston Cemetery until April 17. Please discard all Christmas decorations on or before that date. Easter Egg Hunt

Kayla Hindmarsh, 169; Janelle Dudek, 159; Katelynn Kimsel, 156. Dupont Mixed Girls High Scratch Series Scores: Katie Wynn, 521; Sara Lukowich, 437; Katie Kuna, 410; Erin Donnelly, 399; Alex McKitish, 392; Jordan Cegelka, 373; Danielle Zydko, 358; Rachael Solano, 357; Gina Kirkpatrick, 343; Katrina Dillon, 337. Dupont Mixed Boys High Scratch Series Scores: Peter Kulick, 524; Zachary McKitish, 522; David Zydko,

Tony Callaio 654-5358 On Saturday, April 23, from April 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., the West p.m. at the West Pittston MethoPittston Little League will be dist Church on Wyoming Avehosting their Annual Easter Egg nue. Everything is for women: Hunt at the West Pittston Little coats, jackets, blouses, tees, League Fields. The Easter Egg Hunt is for shoes, purses, jewelry, and much kids 10 yrs old & under. This more. There will be a name brand rack. Nothing will be over event is rain or shine. $5.00. Yard Waste

Yard waste pick up will begin on Monday, April 11. Montgomery Avenue to Erie Street will be picked up on Mondays while Montgomery Avenue to Susquehanna Avenue will be picked up on Tuesdays. Branches are to be tied in small bundles no larger than one inch round by 4 feet in length. Grass and leaves are to be in containers weighing no more than 25 to 30 pounds. Street Sweeping will begin on Monday, April 11. Residents are requested to obey No Parking Signs on designated days. Recycling materials are picked up curbside on the first and third Thursdays of each month and include newspapers (in covered containers only) and commingled glass and aluminum cans. Residents can also bring all of their recycled materials to the Public Works garage each Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. until noon. Clothing Sale

The West Pittston Women’s Club will hold their yearly women’s clothing sale, on Saturday,

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Bantam/Prep Boys High Scratch Series Scores: Zachary Elko, 197; Jacob Morreale, 175; Bradley Augenstein, 175; Tyler Granhan, 169; Anthony DePascale, 168; Tyler Cegelka, 162; Nicholas Aschenback, 157; Matthew Stez, 148; Jeremy Lavelle, 147; TJ Connors, 146. Bantam/Prep Girls High Scratch Series Scores: Isabella Halapin, 201; Morgan Mesaris, 190; Hannah Maruhnich, 188; Alyvia Cook, 186; Piper Kane, 185; Nikki Price, 177; Samantha Piechota, 175;


Dupont news le,III, 578; Richard Arditi, 558; Mark Prebish, 557. Sunday Night Mix High Scratch Series Scores: Men’s Division: Francis Pupa, 611; Paul Chmiel, 582; Joe Argenio, 549; Vito Buzzetta, 506; Russ Stevens, 497. Women’s Division: Trisha Cjmeil, 538; Irene Jemiola, 483; Gracelynn Williamson, 453;

Adult Programs Beginner Yoga: Tuesdays & Thursdays, thru 5/31, 8:30-9:30 a.m. - $7.00 drop-in; discounted punch passes available. Classes are held in the former American Legion Building at 316 Linden St. next to the Montgomery Ave. Elementary School. West Pittston Library Book Club: First Tuesday of each month, 6:45 p.m. Basic Computer Classes: Session 2: Thursdays, 4/28-5/26, 6:30-7:30 p.m. - $35.00. Beginner Knitting Class: Session 2: Mondays, 5/9-5/23, 6:008:00 p.m.

New York City’s Sullivan Street Bakery Bread Making Class: The Assembly Room in the First United Methodist Church, 408 Wyoming Ave. Session 2: 5/12, 6:00-7:00 p.m. & 5/ 13, 6:00-9:00 p.m. - $20.00. Friends of the Library Meeting & Fundraisers: The Friends of the Library meet once a month at the Library. Call the Library for information about their upcoming meetings. Getting Started with Genealogy: 5/7, 9:00-11:30 a.m. Financial Courses: Retirement Fundamentals: 4/6, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Estate Planning 101: 5/17, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Resume and Cover Letter Workshop Series: General Resume Workshop: 4/18, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Resume Workshop for Education Applicants: 4/27, 6:307:30 p.m. Cover Letter Workshop: 5/4, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oneon-One Resume & Cover Letter Review: 5/18 & 5/25, 5:30-8:00 p.m. Intro to Ebooks and the Library: 5/24, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Photography Workshop: Learning to See: Discovering the Possibilities for Creative Vision: 5/21, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. $40.00. Earth Day Riverbank Clean Up: 4/16, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Children’s Programs Weekly Story Time: Every Friday, 1:00 p.m. Easter Bonnet Decorating: 4/ 18, 6:30 p.m. Egg Drop: 4/20, 6:30 p.m. American Girl Tea: 5/15, 1:00 p.m. One Book Every Young Child: 5/18, 6:30 p.m. Several events and activities require registration. Stop by the circulation desk or call the li-

Marianne Argenio, 383; Karen Umbra, 346. Dupont Prep Boys High Scratch Series Scores: Jesse Carlen, 417; Charles Kulick, 372; Evan Elko, 366; Bryan Shupp, 331; Joey Jones, 305; Dylan Kelly, 293; Nick Arcarese, 288; Zachary Garbarino, 280; David Noble, 276; Joshua Bryk, 271.

Tax Reminder

Tax rebate period ends April 8 and the face amount will be good until June 8. His office hours are: Tuesday and Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to noon or by appointment by called 655-3801. If you are requesting a receipt, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Library Programs

brary at 654-9847 to sign up. If a cost is associated with the program, the fee will be required at the time of sign-up to reserve your spot. For detailed program information, please visit, join our mailing list, or give the Library a call! Birthday Notes

Happy birthday this week to: Lindsey Ross, 4/4; Nicole Fetch, 4/5; Beth Mangan, 4/6; Deanna Farrell, 4/6; Deanna Farrell Mennig, 4/6; Patricia Yunkunis, 4/6; Janet Kashuda, 4/6; Nick Bartoli, 4/6; Alicia Palmentera, 4/7; Bryan Bucci, 4/7; James Ravert, 4/7; Mary Groves, 4/7; Pam Kuna, 4/8; Idella Dymond, 4/8; Marta Jones, 4/8; Violet Blandina, 4/8; Carmie Argento, 4/9; Kelley Mercavitch, 4/11; Lucia Dwyer, 4/12; Sara Pokorny, 4/ 13; Dana Magyar, 4/13; Frank Callaio, 4/14; Shea Riley, 4/14; Joe Vullo, 4/15; Eileen Krzak, 4/ 15; Mary Musinski, 4/15; Marfisa Argento, 4/17; Toni Ardo, 4/ 17; and Carmella Argento, 4/24. Thought for the Week

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. Quote of the Week

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris, British designer/poet who inspired the arts and crafts movement in England. Bumper Sticker

Nothing is inevitable until it happens. 517; Andrew Adkins, 504; Jason Roche, 491; Michael Elko, 489; Spencer Saxon, 478; Paul Greco, 467; Michael Mesaris, 458; Stephen Yuhas, 457. Pittston Twp VFW High Scratch Series Scores: Jack Casper, 663; Joe Sr. Walsh, 615; John Blattner, 605; Joe Argenio, 604; Joe Dalessandro, 602; Ray Wasko, 601; Phil Jr. Gianfarcaro, 564; Anthony Greico, 561; Jim Stefanowicz, 551; Joe Scaratino, 545.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles, located at 445 West 8th Street, West Wyoming, is hosting a spaghetti dinner today, Sunday April 3, from 1p.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children age 6 through 12. Tickets will be available at the door. Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and butter and assorted deserts. The dinner is open to all members as well as the general public. Takeouts will be available upon request. The Fraternal of Eagles at 445 W Eight Street, West Wyoming is offering fried fish dinners to the public and members during the Lenten season on Friday evenings, 5 to 8 p.m. Cost is $6 and includes fried fish, French fries and coleslaw. Little League

The Wyoming/ West Wyoming Little League board will meet tonight April 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the West Wyoming Town Hall. There will be a safety meeting for all managers and coaches following the board meeting. The board is asking that all managers and coaches please attend the board meeting Friendly Circle Seniors

The Friendly Circle Seniors will meet on April 8 at 1 p.m. in the Exeter Community Room on Schooley Avenue, Exeter. Mary Ann Markowski and Jane Mikolosko are the hosts. New members are always welcome. WA Class of ’81

Wyoming Area Class of 81 finalizes plans for their 30th reunion. It will be held on August 13 at the Checkerboard Inn Pavilion in Trucksville from 2-9 p.m. Cost will be $45 per person. Come join us at our next meeting on April 14 at Bo Brother’s in Wyoming at 7 p.m. Any questions, please contact Donna Kleback 693-4425 Recreation Board

EILEEN CIPRIANI 287-3349 events such as the Halloween Pa- Hose Company Drive rade and Easter Egg Hunt. The annual Wyoming Hose The next meeting is today, Company Number 1 Fire Drive Sunday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. at will be closing at the end of the temporary borough building April. If you have not sent in in the Midway Shopping Center, your donation, please do so as next to Price Chopper. soon as possible. If you did not Event planning for 2011 in- receive a donation request, cludes the following: Easter Egg please call 693-1371. Your donaHunt, Cinco De Mayo, Movie tions allow the fire department to Nights in the Park, Community purchase necessary life saving Day, Farmer’s Market, October- and fire equipment. The departfest, Halloween Parade, Annual ment members who are all volChristmas Tree Lighting and unteers live in our community Santa Parade. and respond to help you at all However, if membership does hours and in all types of weather. not increase, these events may not take place. If you cannot make the meeting, but wish to St. Monica’s Parish become a member, contact The Vacation Sweepstakes Jeanne Wisnewski at 905-1946 Tickets are available for puror chase. The ticket costs $20 and is Senior Citizens

The Wyoming/West Wyoming Seniors will meet 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at St. Monica meeting center with Frank Perfinski presiding. Servers are Elenor Seneski, Maryann Paluck, and Elinor Yurek. Jackpot winners from the last meeting were, Olga Mizin and Dora Kraynak. The anniversary committee composed of Joan Kwasny, Theresa Kennedy, Betty OHara and Olga Mizin made final arrangements for their 35th anniversary dinner to be held on May 3. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Ann Voitek Catering was selected by the committee. The cost is $10 for members and $12 for guest. The committee for the annual picnic composed of Joe Shymanski, Genny Labaty, Joe Kosloski, and Sam DeSalvo selected July 19 to be held at the Shoemaker Avenue pavilion. More details to follow. There will be bingo and refreshments served. The club welcomed new member Paul DeLaney. Any senior wanting to join can call Frank Perfinski at, 693-3202or membership chairperson, Angie Mastruzzo at 693-1104

based on the PA Big Four Daily Number Monday thru Saturday. Prizes include a Trip to Cancun for two, New York City trip for two, and $1000 in cash for the exact Matching Number. Many other prizes are awarded for other combinations. To purchase a tickets please call the rectory at 693-1991, Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m or Howard Kelley at 693-1521. Ticket returns must be made no later than April 26. Do you know how many countries of the world that rice is the main item of their dietary intake? Perhaps you can make a difference. Keep a rice Bowl on your kitchen table. These boxes are available at the entrances of both St. Joseph’s and OLOS sites. At the end of each day you could empty your pockets of loose change and gain untold blessings from the Lord. The bowls will then be collected toward the end of Lent and the money collected will be forwarded to the Missions. There is an ongoing need for food for the less fortunate in the Wyoming Valley. Please consider bringing one item of non-perishable food to Church with you and place in the baskets located at the entrances of both St. Joseph’s Site and OLOS Site. The baskets are carried by the children during the Offertory Proc-

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1, 926 Shoemaker Ave West Wyoming unbaked Lenten pizza sale is every Friday during Lenten season from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost $10 and please call 3018329 or 693-1811. “Annie” Dates

“Annie” will be performed by the Wyoming Area Drama Club and Thespian Troupe 4795 on April 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. and April 10 at 2 p.m. in the Wyoming Area Secondary Center Auditorium, 20 Memorial St. Tickets will be sold to the public on April 4, 5, 6 and 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center Lobby. Prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students/children. Tickets will also be available at the door on the nights of the performances. Lenten Meals

The Wyoming Masonic Hall, Wyoming Ave will serve Lenten meals from 3-7 p.m. every Friday until Easter including Good Friday. Good Friday’s hours 12-7 p.m. Meals include clam chowder, haluski, potato pancakes, pierogies. Eat in or take out. Questions call 885-1441 Family Movie Day

The Wyoming Free Library is holding Saturday Family Movie Day. Upcoming movies include: Tangled on April 2; Alice in Wonderland on April 9; Beauty and the Beast on April 16; Bambi on April 23 and Snow White and the Seven Dwarves on April 30. The Wyoming Free Library will also be having a six-week pre-school story time. The program will offer storytelling, crafts and snacks. Program dates are April 1, 8, 15, 29 and May 6, 13 from 11:00 a.m. to noon, Ages 3-5. Space is limited, so please call the Wyoming Free Library at 693-1364 to register. 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


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ession at Mass and collected by the Food Pantry located at St. John the Evangelist Church in Pittston. The gratitude of many hearts will be yours. A new Altar Server Class is starting soon. Boys and girls in Grades 3 through 12 are eligible. Parents should encourage their children to participate in this important ministry in the Church. Registration sheets may be found at the back of both sites,. St. Joseph’s and OLOS. Grades K through 5th can register for Vacation Bible School after the Sunday Mass at the rear of the St. Joseph’s site or in the rear of the hall of the OLOS site. Students 12 years of age and up as well as adults can register to help with the classes. This is a marvelous way to give of your time and talents. Confirmation class may consider this as a faith project. Vacation Bible School is from June 20-24. The cost is $20 per student. For three or more children it is $15. Students from grades 7 to 12 are invited to enter the2011Youth for Life Art & Essay Contest sponsored by the Pennsylvanians for Human Life. Prizes are awarded to winners in a senior and junior division in art and essay. Essays must be from 400 to 600 words typewritten or legibly handwritten. Choose from two themes: either “The Miracle of Life in the Womb” or “The Right to Life Our Most Fundamental Human Right.” The deadline for entries is May 5. Mail entries to Pro-Life Information Center, 506 Broadway, Scranton, PA 18505. Questions? Call Mare at 343-5099. The Music Ministry at St. Monica’s Parish under the direction of Ninarose Lewko is seeking anyone who plays a musical instrument with any degree of proficiency. If interested and qualified contact Mrs. Lewko at 288-4006 or email her on the St. Monica’s Web page on the “contact us” page. The St. Monica Parish Women’s Group is reorganizing. There will be a meeting on Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m. at OLOS site Hall. All women of the Parish are welcome.


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Fanelli leads Warriors to win over PA WA’s No. 1 Singles player takes three-setter in 3-2 decision

By Rick Notari

Dispatch Staff

Spotted a 1-0 lead because of a forfeit at No. 3 Singles, Wyoming Area used victories by their most experience players to take a 3-2 victory from Pittston Area on Wednesday afternoon at the Martin L. Mattei Middle School Courts. The Warriors took points at No. 1 Singles and No. 1 Doubles as Davide Fanelli, Trevor Alder and Jon Scrobola were victorious. Fanelli won a three-setter at No. 1 Singles, over Jeremy Homschek, 6-2, 6-7 (7-2), 6-3 to give the Warriors an early 2-0 lead. Trent Woodruff won a singles point for the Patriots at No. 2 with his 6-4, 6-0 straight-set victory over Wyoming Area’s Nick Szewczyk. Tyler Manganiello was awarded the forfeit at No. 3 Singles for the Warriors. Alder and Scrobola then teamed up to take a No. 1 Doubles victory from Tyler Woodruff and Suraj Pursnani, 6-0, 6-4. Justin Coe and Terry Briggs won the other point for the Patriots at No. 2 Doubles with a tough 6-3, 7-5 win over Nick Leon and Connor Mangan. WA 1, MMI Prep 4


Wyoming Area dropped its first match of the season to MMI Prep, 4-1, on Tuesday afternoon at the Martin L. Mattei Middle School Courts. Trevor Alder and Jon Scrobola won the only point for the Warriors with a three-set, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 victory over Ryan Twardzik and Justin Sheen. PA 3, Coughlin 2 See PATRIOTS, Page 43

Pictured above, Wyoming Area's Davide Fanelli returns a serve against MMI. Fanelli led the Warriors to a win later in the week against cross-river rival Pittston Area. Above right, Nick Szewczyk strokes a backhand against MMI, and at right, Tyler Manganiello returns a serve with a forehand shot. PHOTOS BY TONY CALLAIO

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Track teams battling Winter Wonderland Patriots, Warriors head into second week of season By Josh Horton and Rick Notari

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Dave McLean

Madelyn Dworak

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Wyoming Area track and field standouts, from left to right, seniors Michelle Golden and Kevin Anderson, and juniors Ahmad Bouie and Sara Radzwilka. WA PHOTO BY TONY CALLAIO

beat a team that we lost to. So you never know.” On the West Side, Wyoming Area coach Joe Pizano returns 16 experienced athletes and wants his team to get better as the season progresses. “We are a very young team, but we are returning a solid group of District (2) qualifiers,” said Pizano. “We should be a team that competes every week

and gets better as the season goes on.” The Warriors did lose a district champ in the sprints as well as district medalists in other events, but do return a group led by sprinters Ahmad Bouie, Justin Langdon, Larry and Cory Popovich, and distance runner Chris Hromek. Other top returnees for WA include, Joe Adonizio (Dist.),

Kevin Anderson (Dist., PV), Nick Bartoli (Throws), Mark Basta (Jumps), Chris Bone (Hurdles, Jumps), Julian Campenni (Throws), RJ Dixon (Sprints, Mid. Dist.), David Dorbad (Jumps), Eric Eramo (PV, Hurdles), Mitch Payne (Throws), and Stan Timinski (Throws). GIRLS

Like the boys team, the Pittston Area girls’ track and field team also returns many seniors who were a big part of last year’s squad. Rachel Scanlon (senior), Bianca Bolton (junior), Howrasha Bryan (junior), Madelyn Dworak (junior), Allie Overman (junior), Samantha Horchos (juSee TRACK, Page 45


The weather has been more of a winter wonderland lately, but that hasn’t stopped the start of the spring sports season. And that includes the Pittston Area and Wyoming Area track and field teams which sprang into action last week. Head coach Jason Mills’ boys’ track team returned many seniors who had productive junior seasons. Leading the way for the Patriots is distance runner Dave McLean who is expected to be huge part of this year’s team. McLean has put in his fair share of work in the off-season and should be a force to be reckoned with in the Wyoming Valley Conference Division I race. “Dave (McLean) has had an absolutely fantastic pre-season,” said Mills. “He has been there everyday working his tail off.” Mclean hasn’t been the only one putting in their work this offseason. Mills also expects big things from senior thrower John Poli. “John has been another one that has had a great pre-season,” Mills said. “He is so focused when it comes to throwing. He lives for it.” Leading the way in the jumping events will be senior Cody Rydzy and junior Tyler Roman. Both have previous experience. Mills also expects big things from seniors Brandon Hampton and Matthew Erfman. “Our number one goal every year is to achieve a winning record,” Mills said. “We also hope to have as many kids make districts as possible.” As for the competition, Mills feels the league is as competitive as ever. He does feel Tunkhannock will field a strong team this season. They are returning many key pieces from last year’s championship team. “Just about anyone can beat anyone in this league. It is very competitive,” Mills said. “Sometimes we beat a team that





Wyoming Area drops matchup with Meyers Pittston Area loses overtime heartbreaker to Honesdale WA 4, GAR 0

By Matt Page

Dispatch Correspondent

In an early season match-up of two of the top teams in Division 2B of the Wyoming Valley Conference, Wyoming Area and Meyers both displayed excellent ball skill and energy but the Lady Warriors couldn’t keep up with the speed of Meyers as they fell 3-1 on Thursday at the Gordon Avenue Fields in South WilkesBarre. The Lady Mohawks controlled the first half playing most of it on the WA side of the field and earning a lead which they would not relinquish. Meyers got on the board first, notching their first goal at the 16:59 mark of the first half. They found the back of the net again less than eight minutes later stretching the lead to 2-0. But the Lady Warriors would not go down without a fight. Wyoming Area (1-1) broke the shutout with less than five minutes to go in the half after Meyers committed a foul approximately 40 yards from the goal. But distance means nothing when you have the leg of Katie Scalzo. The senior stepped up and blasted a bending ball into the box near the keeper. The Meyers keeper couldn’t handle it cleanly and Jenn Bone was there to knock the loose ball into the back of the net to cut the lead in half. The Lady Warriors were able to put more pressure on the Meyers defense in the second half recording numerous offensive attacks and free kicks but each attempt was foiled by the quick defensive line. Meyers sealed the victory with their third goal at the 15:15 mark of the second half bumping the lead to 3-1 where it would stay for the remainder of the match. Megan Yurek recorded six saves in the net for Wyoming Area. Meyers held an 8-5 advantage in corners but the rest of the stats were very similar. The Lady Mohawks only had one more shot than Wyoming Area (15-14), and had nine shots on goal compared to WA’s seven.

Wyoming Area opened its season in fine fashion with an emphatic 4-0 win over GAR in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2B soccer match at the Tenth Street Soccer Field on Tuesday afternoon in Wyoming. Kourtney Schwerdtman put the Lady Warriors on the board with an unassisted goal at the 23:38 mark of the first half to give WA a 1-0 lead. Katie Scalzo then scored back-to-back goals to put Wyoming Area ahead 3-0. Scalzo scored unassisted at the 28minute mark of the first half, and at the 27:03 mark of the second half on an assist from Amanda Gallagher. Danielle Stillarti added the final Lady Warriors goal with an unassisted goal at the 36:35 mark of the second half. Caitlin Vitale kept the Lady Grenadiers off the board with seven saves in goal for WA. PA 2, Honesdale 3 OT

Katie Scalzo advances the ball for Wyoming Area against GAR Tuesday afternoon in Wyoming. The Lady Warriors defeated the Lady Grenadiers for their first win of the season. PHOTOS BY BILL TARUTIS

Kourtney Schwerdtman controls the ball for Wyoming Area against GAR.

WA's Marissa Charney has control of the ball as a GAR defender comes in.

Pittston Area opened its Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2A soccer season with a heartbreaking 3-2 overtime loss to Honesdale on Thursday afternoon in Wayne County. After a scoreless first half, Kaylene Sutkowski have the Lady Patriots a seeming insurmountable 2-0 lead just six minutes into the second half. Sutkowski scored on an assist from Danielle Fereck just 1:54 into the second half to give PA a 1-0 lead. The senior then scored again, this time on an assist from sophomore Liz Mikitish at the 45:57 mark of the second half. But from there it was all Honesdale as the Lady Hornets scored twice in the last eight minutes – including the gametying goal with just 47 seconds left in regulation – to tie the game at 2-2. Honesdale continued its scoring spree in the overtime, finding the net just 1:53 into the extra time. PA goalie Jordan Cumbo stopped eight shots in net for the LaSee SOCCER, Page 47

Continued from Page 40

Pittston Area opened the 2011 tennis season with an exciting 3-2 victory over Coughlin on the road last Tuesday in Wilkes-Barre. The Patriots dropped the first two singles matches before rallying with three straight points. Tyler Woodruff won a point by default on No. 3 singles before Pittston Area swept both doubles points with three-set victories. Suraj Pursnani and Justin Coe won 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7) at No. 1 Doubles with Austin Welch and Tery Briggs completing the come-from-behind win with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 win at No. 2 Doubles.


Warunek honored at PA with Webb Award Patriot swimmers feted at banquet The Pittston Area Swim team recently held its annual banquet. Seniors and swimmers were recognized for their awards and achievements. Letitia Warunek, daughter of Patricia and Joseph Warunek, received the Jessica Webb Award. Pictured with Letitia are Coach Amy Hazlet and Mike Caputo. Also pictured are the Pittston Area boys’ team, and the Pittston Area WVC Division III champion girls’ swim team.


Patriots win first match

PA 0, Tunkhannock 5

Pittston Area struggled in its second match of the season, a 5-0 loss to Tunkhannock on the road Tuesday afternoon in Wyoming County. The Patriots did not win a game in doubles competition, and only two games at No. 2 and No. 3 Singles, combined. Only no. 1 Singles player Jeremy Homschek had a shot at winning a point for Pittston Area, but dropped a tough, 6-3, 6-7 (2), 2-6 decision to Kyle Christy. Standings

Dallas...........................2-0 Crestwood ....................2-0 Tunkhannock ................2-0 Wyoming Seminary ......2-0 Hazleton .......................1-0 MMI Prep .....................1-1 Wyoming Area .............1-2 Pittston Area ................1-2 Holy Redeemer.............1-2 Meyers..........................0-1 Berwick ........................0-1 Coughlin.......................0-1 Valley West ..................0-3 This week’s schedule

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Warriors match win total from 2010 Wyoming Area beats Berwick in straight sets

By Rick Notari

Dispatch Staff

Wyoming Area didn’t wait long to match last season’s win total, beating Berwick in straight sets in a Wyoming Valley Conference volleyball match on Wednesday afternoon in Exeter. Wyoming Area finished 1-14 in 2010. Tony Richards led the charge with nine aces, 14 assists, and four kills as the Warriors won, 25-9, 25-13, and 25-17. Cody Gates added 11 kills and two aces for WA, and Chris Evans had two kills and four ac-

es. WA 0, North Pocono 3

Wyoming Area was competitive with perennial WVC powerhouse North Pocono in a 3-0 loss to the Trojans on Monday in Exeter. Cody Gates paced the Warriors with eight kills and six points. Tony Richards added 11 assists and one kill. WA 0, Coughlin 3

Wyoming Area opened its season with a 3-0 loss to Coughlin last Friday in Wilkes-Barre. The Warriors lost 25-20, 25-

Tony Richards sets the ball for WA against Berwick.

13, and 25-14 despite 12 assists, two block and one kill from Tony Richards. Cody Gates added 7 kills and a block for Wyoming Area, and Chris Evans added four kills and one dig.

Cody Gates .........................26 Chris Evans...........................6 Tony Richards.......................6


Digs Chris Evans ...........................1

Aces Tony Richards.......................9 Chris Evans...........................4 Cody Gates ...........................2 Assists Tony Richards ....................37 Kills

Blocks Tony Richards.......................2 Cody Gates ...........................1


Lake-Lehman ....................3-0 Crestwood .........................2-0 Holy Redeemer .................2-0 Nanticoke ..........................2-0 North Pocono ....................2-0 Abington Heights ..............2-1

Coughlin ............................2-1 Dallas .................................1-1 Tunkhannock......................1-1 Valley West........................1-2 Wyoming Area ..................1-2 Hanover .............................0-1 Meyers ...............................0-1 Berwick .............................0-2 Hazleton ............................0-2 West Side Tech..................0-2 Delaware Valley ................0-3 This week’s schedule

Monday WA at Crestwood Wednesday WA at Abington Heights

Wyoming Area's Cody Gates goes for the kill against Berwick in Exeter on Wednesday afternoon.


Wyoming Area gets off to fast start on track Pittston Area splits with Dallas in opening meet By Rick Notari

Dispatch Staff

Wyoming Area got off to a fast start as both the Warriors and Lady Warriors grabbed victories over GAR in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division II track and field meet on Tuesday afternoon in Wilkes-Barre. Pittston Area split its first meet against Dallas on Thursday at Charley Trippi Stadium in Yatesville. GIRLS

WA 94, GAR 46 Michelle Golden, Melissa Cruz and Sara Radzwilka contributed three wins each for the Wyoming Area girls as they raced past GAR, 94-46. Golden won the 1600m and 3200m distance events, and teamed up with Cruz, Golden, and Melissa Kasmerick to win the 3200m Relay. Cruz partnered with Radzwilka, Sam Shiner and Kalene Bellas to win the1600m Relay, and won the 400m for the Lady Warriors. She also finished second in the 800m. Radzwilka added a victory in the 800m to beat out Cruz, and finished second to Golden in the 1600m event. Shiner added wins in the triple jump and long jump for Wyoming Area, and also placed second in the 400m dash behind Cruz. Nicole Gitkos won two events for Wyoming Area, taking the Shot Put and Javelin competitions. Christie Argenio added a victory in the Pole Vault, and Sidney Engleman won the Discus event for the Lady Warriors. Engleman also finished second in the Discus.

Emily Shemanski finished second in four events for Wyoming Area, placing as the runner-up in the 110m Hurdles, 300m Hurdles, 100m Dash and 200m Dash. PA 30, Dallas 120 The Lady Patriots managed just one victory and were swept in a majority of the events in a 120-30 loss to Dallas. Catherine Lombardo captured the only win for Pittston Area with a victory in the 800m middle distance run. Lombardo ran a 2:32 to win the event. Olivia Lanza finished second in both Hurdles events (110m and 300m) for PA, and Lee finished second in the Discus and third in the Shot Put. Shelby Shimoski added a second-place finish in the Shot Put for the Lady Patriots, and Samantha Horchos finished second in the Pole Vault. Rachel Scanlon and Danielle Oliveri finished 2-3 in the long jump, and Kaitlyn Kutcha and Madelyn Dworak placed third in the 400m Dash and the 300m Hurdles, respectively. BOYS

WA 84, GAR 66 Larry Popovich and Ahmad Bouie each won two events, and finished second in another as Wyoming Area slipped past GAR, 84-66. Popovich won the 100m Hurdles, finished second in the triple jump, and teamed up with Justin Langdon, Cody Schmitz and Mike Harding to win the 400m Relay. Bouie won both sprints, the 100m and 200m races, and also finished second in the 400m race. Langdon added a second-place finish in the 200m and finished third in the 100m

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distance runners Melissa Cruz, Michelle Golden, Sara Radzwilka, and Sam Shiner. The trio will provide a solid core for WA to build on. “We have a solid mid-distance and distance crew,” said Coach Joe Pizano. “We also have a few returning throwers with a bunch of new faces in other events. But we will be competitive as a team.” Those throwers returning for Wyoming Area are Sidney Engleman, Kaitlyn Maguire, Jenna Skrinak, and Rachel Taylor.

PA 81, Dallas 69 Cody Rydzy won three events and Tyler Roman added two wins to lead Pittston Area to an 81-69 victory over Dallas. Rydzy placed first in both Hurdles events (110m and 300m) for the Patriots and also captured the Long Jump event. Roman won the 100m Dash and High Jump, and added a second place finish in the 200m Dash. Brandon Hampton added a victory in the 400m Dash for PA, and John Boli did the same in the Shot Put. Dave McLean added a second place finish in the 3200m race, and a third place in the 1600m race. Ryan Joyce finished third in the Long Jump and Justin McCloe placed third in the 200m Dash. The Pittston Area relay teams won the 400m Relay and 1600m Relay races. This week’s schedule

Tuesday WA v. Holy Redeemer Wednesday PA at Valley West

Girls’ Standings

WVC-1 Dallas .................................................1-0 Hazleton.............................................1-0 Valley West ........................................1-0 Crestwood .........................................0-0 Tunkhannock.....................................0-0 Berwick..............................................0-1 Coughlin ............................................0-1 Pittston Area ......................................0-1 WVC-2 Holy Redeemer..................................1-0 Wyoming Area ..................................1-0 Northwest ..........................................0-0 Nanticoke ..........................................0-0 Hanover .............................................0-0 Meyers...............................................0-0 GAR...................................................0-1 Lehman ..............................................0-1 Boys Standings

WVC-1 Berwick..............................................1-0 Hazleton.............................................1-0 Pittston Area ......................................1-0 Crestwood .........................................0-0 Tunkhannock.....................................0-0 Coughlin ............................................0-1 Dallas .................................................0-1 Valley West ........................................0-1 WVC-2 Holy Redeemer..................................1-0 Wyoming Area ..................................1-0 Northwest ..........................................0-0 Nanticoke ..........................................0-0 Hanover .............................................0-0 Meyers...............................................0-0 GAR...................................................0-1 Lehman ..............................................0-1

Pittston Area Track & Field Schedule

Wyoming Area Track & Field Schedule

March 30............................................DALLAS April Valley West April Crestwood April 21.........................................COUGHLIN April 28 Berwick May 4 ...........................................HAZLETON May 10................................TUNKHANNOCK

March 29 GAR April 5.................................HOLY REDEEMER April 13 ........................................NORTHWEST April 20 Nanticoke April 27 ................................................MEYERS May 3 ................................................HANOVER May 10..........................................................GAR May 11.....................................LAKE-LEHMAN

HOME MEETS IN CAPS All meets begin at 4 p.m. Home meets at Charley Trippi Stadium

HOME MEETS IN CAPS All meets begin at 4:15 p.m. HOME meets held at Jake Sobeski Memorial Stadium


nior), Olivia Lanza (sophomore), Catherine Lombardo (sophomore) have all returned from last season’s team. “We are returning a core group of girls from last year’s team,” Coach Dave Struckus said. “They all showed a lot of promise that we can build on. The girls have been working hard at practice. We are getting better every day.” Again, competitiveness is the goal for Wyoming Area. The Lady Warriors return

Dash. Chris Hromek added a victory in the 1600m and a second in the long jump. Stan Timinski won the Javelin and Mitch Payne took the Discus event. Payne also finished second in the Shot Put for the Warriors. Eric Eramo won the Pole Vault for Wyoming Area, and Steven Hayley won the High Jump. Eric Fillipiak added a second-place finish in the 3200m and a third in the 1600m for WA.





Diamond teams set to begin league play By Rick Notari

Dispatch Staff

The four of the six local baseball and softball teams did their best to get in some live action this past week as they prepare for the opening of Wyoming Valley Conference and Lackawanna League play this week. Wyoming Area seemed to have the best success in getting on the diamond as both the baseball and softball teams were outside a few times. The Warriors took on North Pocono and Wyoming Seminary while the Lady Warriors got in four games – all victories – against North Pocono, Lake-Lehman, Northwest and Crestwood. The Old Forge baseball team took on Abington Heights this past week in a 4-1 loss, and the Blue Devils softball team played two games during its annual trek to Old Forge third baseman Russ McGynn awaits a throw as an Abington Heights player steals thrid base. Fort Myers, FL for Spring Training. Both Pittston Area teams were unable to get any on-field action in, including the WVC openers against Hazleton for the Patriots and Lady Patriots which were postponed without a makeup date set. The Warriors and Lady Warriors also had their WVC openers against Tunkhannock postponed until Tuesday. Old Forge opens Lackawanna League play at Dunmore on Monday.


This week’s baseball schedule

Monday PA v. Nanticoke WA at Valley West OF at Dunmore Tuesday WA v. Tunkhannock Wednesday WA v. Lake-Lehman Thursday PA v. Coughlin WA at Dallas OF v. Holy Cross

Gary Puckett fouls off a pitch for the Blue Devils.

This week’s softball schedule

Monday PA at Nanticoke WA at Valley West OF at Dunmore


Tuesday WA v. Tunkhannock Thursday PA at Coughlin WA at Dallas OF v. Holy Cross OF second baseman Mario Martinelli fields a grounder.

OF pitcher Dave Chromey is about to deliver a pitch against Abington Heights last Wednesday at Pagnotti Park.

O’Boyle finishes Peters wins at Cage Fight 7 Gates falls in return to octagon seventh at PJW WA’s Beyer also wrestled By Rick Notari

Dispatch Staff

Pittston Area youth wrestler Donovan O’Boyle finished seventh at the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling Championships last weekend at the Mohegan Sun Arena in WilkesBarre Township. O’Boyle who wrestled in the 10-and-under, 105-pound division, opened the event on Friday with two wins. The firstyear participant defeated Luke Shingle in a 6-2 decision before beating Zach Becker, 3-2. He then dropped a 6-4 decision to eventual runner-up, Jacob Frank, 6-4, to move into

the consolation bracket. In the consolation bracket, O’Boyle pinned Parker Harvey in 2:21 before losing a tiebraker, and a 3-2 decision to Dom DeLuca. He then bounced back to defeat Hunter Tremain, 6-0, for the seventh place medal. Wyoming Area’s Kendrick Beyer also participated in the 12-and-under, 115-pound division. After finished eighth last year, Beyer lost his first two matches of this year’s tournament. Both O’Boyle and Beyer were ranked in the Top 22 of their respective age and weight classes coming into the event.

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dy Patriots. Pittston Area outshot Honesdale, 15-11 on the day. ---Dispatch staff writer Rick Notari contributed to this report. Statistics

Goals 1t. Scalzo, WA ......................2 1t. Sutkowski, PA..................2 3t. Three tied with.................1 Assists 1t. Fereck, PA ........................1 1t. Gallagher, WA..................1 1t. Mikitish, PA .....................1 1t. Scalzo, WA.......................1 Saves 1. Cumbo, PA........................8 2. Vitale, WA ........................7 3. Yurek, WA ........................6


WVC-2A Honesdale..........................2-0 North Pocono ....................0-0 Hanover .............................0-0 Pittston Area......................0-1 Wyoming Seminary ..........0-1 WVC-2B Meyers ...............................1-0 Wyoming Area...................1-1 MMI Prep..........................0-0 Tunkhannock.....................0-0 GAR...................................0-1 This week’s schedule

Tuesday PA v. North Pocono WA v. MMI Prep Thursday PA at Seminary WA at Dallas

Pittston Area graduate Gary Peters may be known to local MMA fans as “Mr. Freeze”, but he heated up quick when he entered the cage last Saturday night at Cage Fight 7 at the Ice Box in Scranton. Peters won his cage fight against “Dangerous” Wayne Jurus of Hazleton by unanimous decision in a 170-pound welterweight bout in front of almost 3,500 fans in his fourth amateur fight. Jurus landed two heavy punches early and managed to knock down Peters. However, Peters came back strong and Jurus was in trouble. Peters landed a series of left and right jabs and eventually put Jurus into the corner of the cage. Peters refused to let up from there and crushed Jurus with a series of body shots to ensure he wasn’t going to get up off the mat. When, Jurus finally escaped, Peters responded by lifting Jurus up and slamming him to the mat. Round two wasn’t much different for the resident of Hanover Twp. He controlled Jurus the entire round thanks to an early take down. Peters did all he could to choke out Jurus, but he was unable to get Jurus to tap. Peters gained an early takedown in the third round and kept Jurus on the mat for the remainder of the bout. Peters finished the win with bone crushing body punches to the sides of Jurus. When the final bell rung the judges gave the unanimous to decision to Peters. It is safe to say Peters was well prepared for this fight. In addition to his countless hours of training, he also was able to watch film on his opponent. He also increased his boxing training in the weeks leading up to the fight. He knew Jurus was going to punch hard so he wanted to be extra prepared. “I knew he was a striker, so I knew I would have to box,” Peters said. “I was confident, because I have really worked on my boxing after my last loss.” Peters had no problem taking punches from Jurus and he delivered them even harder. His hard punches helped him put Jurus on the mat and keep him there.

“It felt great to win,” Peters said. “I felt like I was able to control the bout once I had him on the mat.” Also in action at Cage Fight 7 was former Wyoming Area wrestler Rich Gates. The 6-foot, 170-pound 190year old was unable to rack up his third win, but he did deliver some heavy blows. Phillip Parish of Corning, NY defeated Gates by unanimous decision. Parish controlled the majority of the fight with his heavy striking. However, late in the first round Gates picked up Parish and sent him to the mat with a board echoing takedown. Gates also landed some solid knees to the body of Parish in the second round. But, the third round was all Parish and when the final bell rang the judges gave the unanimous decision to Parish. Gates dropped to 2-1 as an amateur. In other bouts, Evan Bates of Dingmans Ferry defeated Greg Wolfe of Williamsport at the 2:06 mark of the first round by way of rear naked choke hold, and Chase Owens of Freeland defeated Matthew Perez of Tobyhanna for the Cage Fight Series Welterweight Championship by way of guillotine choke hold just 56 seconds into the first round. In the battle for the Cage Fight Light Heavyweight Championship belt, Martin Wojnarowski of Mayfield defeated Anthony Chicone of Philadelphia by unanimous decision. Wojnarowski controlled the entire match by delivering a series of bone crushing body punches. Wojnarowski also had three big takedowns and almost forced Chicone to tap out of a choke hold. Chicone did land some heavy punches and hard knees at the beginning of the match. However, it was all Wojnarowski for the remainder of the fight as he captured the unanimous decision. In the main event, Joel Roberts of Slatington defeated Scott Heckman by way of rear naked choke late in the second round. Heckman controlled the entire match, but Roberts delivered a heavy right hook to Heckman’s face and Heckman was down. Roberts finished Heckman with a rear naked choke and the fight was over.


Alba selected as Keystone all-star team Piontkowski, Bowden, Serbin named to second-team The NEPA Miners rebuilt their roster last year bringing back only four players from the season before. Despite finishing a win short of post season play, Head Coach Dan LaMagna developed a new core of players that the Miners staff expects will lead them back into the playoffs this season. Although many Miners players contributed in building a new team chemistry, there are only so many All-Star slots available.

Miners players representing the Keystone Conference as 1st Team All-Stars in the game and in the skills competition are cornerback Anthony Bodtmann, center Brian Alba, guard Jesse Hinkley and kicker Mike Berry. Alba is a West Pittston resident. Honored as second team AllStars but not playing in the game unless contacted as a replacement player are quarterback Justin Piontkowski, running backs Dod-

son Waterton and Nate Bowden, wide receivers Davelle Byrd and Tyler Serbin along with linebackers Brad Allen and Mike Robinson. Alba, Piontkowski, Bowden and Serbin all played their high school ball at Wyoming Area. The skills competition will be played Saturday, May 21 after the teams morning practice and the All-Star showdown will be 12 p.m. on Sunday, May 22.


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Telincho wins two D2 Maloney leads Chacko’s gold swimming medals Pittston V.F.W. Bowling League

Jenkins Twp. resident swims for Scranton Prep

Standings Warriors 37 – 11, Giants 25 – 23, Pioneers 24 – 24, Cougars 23 – 25, Eagles 21 – 27, Yankees 14 – 34. Top “10” Bowlers Jack Casper 635, Larry O’Brien 625, Tony Grieco 601, John Blattner 598, Joe Walsh Jr. 567, Jim Francioso 567, Joe Dalessandro 564, Bert Myers 555, Phil Gianfarcaro 554, Rich Russian 550 “200” Games Jack Casper 235 - 223, Larry O’Brien 216 – 208, Bert Myers 204 – 203, Tony Grieco 203 – 202, Joe Walsh Jr. 228, Rich Russian 223, John Blattner 223, Phil Gianfarcaro 216, Jim Francioso 214, Joe Stella 214, Joe Dalessandro 214, Joe Walsh Jr. 210, Joe Argenio 203, Lou Constable 201.

Chacko’s Bowling Center

Standings Betterman 31 – 21, Leonards Funeral Home 31 – 21, Ruane-Regan Funeral Home 28 – 24, Insalaco Development

Group 27 – 25, Pierce Drug 26.5 – 25.5, Biernacki Eye Association 26 – 26, Brandypatch 20.5 – 31.5, Parini Beverage 18 – 34 High Scores Ron Maloney 706, Joseph Man 703, John Diaco 687,Robert Gebhardt Sr. 675, John Tomkoski Sr. 663, Greg Serfass 608, James Rooney 578, Carmen Montagna 568, Elvis Girman 567, John Snitko 562, Jack McHale 550, Chris Loughney 538, Charles Simalchik 514, Jim Francioso 510. Lady Birds

Standings Parakeets 39 – 13, Blue Jays 34 ½ - 17 ½, Tweety Birds 27 – 25, Seagulls 27 – 25, Flamingos 25 -27, Blue Birds 23 ½ - 28 ½, Robins 23 – 29 Leaders Judy Krifka 591, Mary Kay Stetina 527, Barbara Granahan 522, Jill Kody 520, Sandie Toole 497, Lee Lawrence 486, Deanna Yonki 480, Debbie Anzalone 473, Cini Digennari 449, Therese Wrubel 448.


Mt. Carmel/St. Rocco’s Golf Tournament set


The 17th Annual Mt.Carmel/St.Rocco’s Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, June 12 at the Wilkes-Barre Municipal golf course in Bear Creek. This year’s outing Tournament sponsor is Charles Sciandra, President of CAS Strategic Consulting. The Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, the Albert B. Melone Co., CPA firm, and the Saporito, Saporito and Falcone Law firm will once again provide Corporate Sponsorship for the tournament. Registration forms will be available at the Rectory and in the back of both Mt. Carmel and St. Rocco’s churches. Another feature of the tournament will be a new car lease from Coccia Ford. Pictured above are Jason Eike, John Bingham, Fr. Phil Massetti, OSJ, Charles Sciandra, and Frank Sciabacucchi. Golf committee members missing from the photo are Ken Augustine, Larry Piazza, Jack Casper, and Emory Guffrovich.

Maria Telincho, a Jenkins Twp. resident, won two District 2 Class 2A gold medals for Scranton Prep in this year’s D2 Championships held in early March. Telincho was part of the gold-medal winning 200 Free Relay and 200 Medley Relay teams. She also finished fourth at districts in the 100 Free and ninth in the 100 Fly. The junior also swam at the PIAA State Championships with three of the Classics relay teams.

The Prep Medley Relay team placed ninth overall with Telincho swimming a personal best 24.74 during her free style leg of the event. She was also on the 12th place Prep 200 Free Relay team, and 18th with the Prep 400 Free Relay team. As a sophomore, Telincho was part of the Prep 200 Free Relay Distrct 2 Gold Medal team. She is the daughter of Bruce and Marianne Telincho.

There’s one down and one to go. I am talking about the two opening days of the trout season here in Pennsylvania. The first opening day took place yesterday in the southeast region of the state. Our Pennsylvania Outdoor Life cameras caught part of the action in Schuylkill County and that story will be on tonight at 6:30 on WNEP. The second or traditional opening day will take place in two weeks on Saturday, April 16th.This includes all of the counties north of Interstate 80. Luzerne County is part of the second opening day and many of the streams and lakes will be stocked over the next two weeks if they haven’t already been done. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission plans on stocking approximately 4 million trout throughout the state in 744 streams and 122 lakes. That’s a lot of fish and some of them are real trophies. In fact, 8,650 trout being stocked are big enough to be called trophy trout. I have seen these for myself and they are huge and can be easily mounted by a taxidermist. Remember that any angler 16 years of age and older must have a valid Pennsylvania fishing license fish and a trout/ salmon stamp to fish for trout. It is not too late to purchase them especially online. You can buy one and instantly print it by going to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Com-

brook trout’s tail fin is less forked than that of most trout and salmon. You can catch as many as you like but you can only keep five trout a day and they must be at least seven inches long. The actual opening time is 8am on Saturday, April 16th. Remember to pack a lunch, some extra clothes and your fishing gear. You may get lucky and want to stay all day especially if you get hooked on trout fishing.



Get hooked on trout fishing

The Pennsylvania Outdoor Life Expo

mission website There are four kinds of trout being stocked for the season. They are Rainbows, Brooks, Browns and Golden trout. I have decided to give a brief description of these fish and an illustration of them from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Rainbow trout are silvery-gray to dark-green on the back and sides. They have a pinkish or reddish lateral stripe, sometimes with lavender or orange overtones, from the gill cover running the length of the fish to the tail. The caudal fin has rows of small dark spots, and there are more small blackish spots sprinkled on the head and sides, and spotting on the dorsal and adipose fins. The belly

is whitish. The lower fins are palepink without spots. Golden rainbows are a deep golden-yellow in body color, with pinkish lower fins, pink or red tones on their cheeks and with the rainbow’s reddish lateral stripe. There isn’t any spotting on the body or fins. The Pennsylvania record golden rainbow trout is over 11 pounds. Brown trout are brownish in overall tone. The back and upper sides are dark-brown to graybrown, with yellow-brown to silvery lower sides. Large, dark spots are outlined with pale halos on the sides, the back and dorsal fin, with reddish-orange or yellow spots scattered on the sides. The fins are clear, yellow-brown, and unmarked. The belly is white-yel-

Rainbow Trout

Brook Trout

Brown Trout

Outdoor Life

Be sure to watch Pennsylvania Outdoor Life tonight at 6:30 on WNEP-TV. We will have a story on the opening day of the trout season from Schuylkill County and we’ll take you along on a trout stocking adventure. Have a great day!


Golden Trout

low. The brook trout is Pennsylvania’s official state fish. The brook trout’s general body color is darkgreen. Looking closer, its back is dark olive-green or gray-green, mottled with dark, squiggly or wormlike markings from head to tail. The sides and belly shade lighter, sometimes with green, gray or even lavender tones, and additional irregular marks. The sides also have scattered red dots, surrounded by bright-blue halos. The belly is usually pale yelloworange, with a blackish or gray streak down the middle. The pectoral, pelvic and anal fins are pale to bright-orange with a white leading edge followed by a black stripe. There are dark blotches on the dorsal and caudal fins. The

The Pennsylvania Outdoor Life Expo took place last weekend at the Lycoming Mall in Pennsdale. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised with the number of people who stopped by to say hello from the Sunday Dispatch reading area. We talked about everything, laughed at anything and really enjoyed meeting all of you. Thousands of people made the trek to the show and it was quite overwhelming. Thanks for visiting with us.



Red Devils set to meet Tuesday Pittston Red Devils Sportsmen Club will meet Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Dr. Nick Ruggerio’s home. All spring and summer events will be discussed at the meeting. All members are urged to attend this important meeting. WA Diamond Club meeting Wednesday

The Wyoming Area Diamond Club will meet April 6 at 7 p.m., in the Auditorium of the Secondary Center. All parents are asked to attend. W/WW LL meeting tonight

The Wyoming/ West Wyoming Little League board will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the West Wyoming Town Hall. There will be a safety meeting for all managers and coaches following the board meeting. The board is asking that all managers and coaches please attend the board meeting Devils Dugout Club hosting ‘First Pitch Night’

Emanon Retirees League meeting April 6

WA Booster collecting programs

The Emanon Retirees golf league is meeting Wednesday, April 6 at 10 a.m. in the clubhouse. Coffee and donuts will be served. League play starts April 13, weather permitting. New members are welcome.

The Wyoming Area Football Booster Club is trying to compile all programs from all Warrior football teams since 1966. Contact Nick Perugini if you have an old program and would like provide it for scanning. It will be returned to you after

PA Football Boosters hosting Night at Races

NEPA Miners hosting final tryout

The Pittston Area Football Booster Club will hold its annual Night at the Races on April 9 at the Jenkins Township Fire Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. with racing scheduled for 7 p.m. Admission is $10 and includes all you can eat and drink buffet. There will also be a 50/50, instant bingo and raffles. For more info, visit

The NEPA Miners will be holding their final tryout and combine Saturday, April 16 at 11:30 a.m. at Riverfront Sports in Scranton. For more info, visit

Redeemer VB clinic set for April 6

Holy Redeemer High School’s boys and girls volleyball teams will give junior high students a chance to learn and play the sport through its five-week volleyball program beginning April 6. Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students in the Holy Redeemer System’s elementary schools are invited to participate in the intramural program, where teams are coached by Holy Redeemer players. Holy Redeemer’s girls’ team has won the district championship the last

Shamrock Wrestling signups/practice

The Wyoming Area Ice Hockey annual alumni game will be held Saturday, April 9 at 6 p.m. at the Revolution Ice Center in Pittston. Any questions email Dawn

WA Alumni Ice Hockey game set

The Duryea Little League will hold its monthly meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Duryea VFW. All managers and coaches are urged to attend. Opening Day is April 16 at 1 p.m.

The Greater Pittston YMCA offers arthritis rehab program through its Water Arthritis Therapy for severe arthritis cases from Monday through Thursday at 2 p.m. Must purchase Y Fitness Card to attend program

Eligible players must reside in the Wyoming Area School District, Pittston City, Hughestown, Yatesville, or the West Side of the Pittston Bi-Pass. A player can not attain their 16th birthday prior to April 30, 2011. The regular season will run from the second week of May until the last week in June. The 570 Shamrock Wrestling Club hold sign-ups on Tuesday and Thursdays at the Pittston Area High School gym, 5 Stout Street, Yatesville from 5:30to 6 p.m. prior to each practice session. Practices will be held each Tuesday and Thursday at Pittston Area High School 6 to 8 p.m. and each Monday and Wednesday at Wyoming Seminary, Wilkes-Barre. For more info call Matt Giampietro at 654-0251 or 212-1340.

The Old Forge Blue Devils Dugout Club will host “First Pitch Night” at 6 p.m. tonight in the OFHS Gymnasium. First Pitch Night is an opportunity for coach and players from all Blue Devils baseball teams, grades 7-12, to be introduced the family, friends and parents. Light refreshments will be served in the high school cafeteria following the program. All are invited to attend.

YMCA offers arthritis rehab


four years and is on a 75-game winning streak that goes back to 2007. John Kablick is in his 26th year as coach of both teams. The junior high volleyball program is offered twice a year at Holy Redeemer and is now in its tenth year. Over 900 players have participated in the program. Players are taught fundamentals and strategy while competing in intramural play. Cost for the program is $8 per player, which covers the cost of team shirts. For more information, contact Holy Redeemer High School at 829-2424.

Duryea LL meeting tonight

PA-Seton Alumni games

The Girls Basketball team of Pittston Area is planning an alumni game featuring players from Seton Catholic and Pittston Area. The alumni game will include a women’s game and a men’s game. A co-ed game is also a possibility. The format in both games will be Seton Catholic vs. Pittston Area. The games will be held at The Thomas R. Kelly gymnasium at Pittston Area High School on April 29. Games will begin at 6 p.m. All former players that are interested in playing please contact Coach Kathy Healey at 654-5424. GP Jr. Legion seeking players

Any prospect interested in trying out for the Greater Pittston Junior Legion Baseball squad for the 2011 season must contact Ron Musto at 654-5737 or via email

Hughestown Softball signups

The Hughestown Girls Softball league will have signups for the 2011 season today from 1-2 p.m. at the borough building on the 2nd floor. Staff and coaches meetings will follow each Thursday signup period at 7:30 p.m. All signups after April 3 will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays after practice from 6-7 p.m. All girls ages are 6 to 14 from the surrounding areas can join. The league has two fields, there is no traveling. There will also be a coaches and staff meeting on Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. Lotto tickets can be returned at this time. All are asked to attend. Any questions call Don Sr at 655-0879 or Joanne 313-0321 or email us Pace Setter leagues forming

The Pace Setter Athletic Club basketball organization of Northeastern PA will sponsor and operate a series of basketball leagues throughout the months of April, May, June, July and August. The leagues will include both girls and boys divisions. The grade levels will feature grades 4 thru 8. Organized teams; including parish teams, community teams, school teams, as well as clubs organized by individual sponsors are welcome. Individual players may be placed on team (numbers permitting). Interested parties can contact the Pace Setter A.C. at 347-7018 or at

Email your sports briefs, news items, scores and photos to Rick Notari at

Toole announces for County Council After urging by friends and supporters, Wil Toole made the decision to seek the Member of County Council office. Toole, 67, of Dupont, a veteran of the United States Coast Guard, has a strong background in business and government management. Toole is the only candidate to seek this county office who has the Professional Municipal Manager credentials recognized by the International City/County Manager’s Association (ICMA). In September of 1997, Toole was notified that he had met the criteria of the ICMA to achieve recognition as a Professional Municipal Manager. At the same time, Pittston City was listed in Who’s Who in Local Government under the criteria of Gener-

Wil Toole

al Government Management. Pittston City was the only municipality in NE Pennsylvania to

achieve that designation. Wil Toole brings Budget, Management and Government expertise to the county and his ideas have been well expressed at public meetings and many letters to the editor. Toole said, “If elected, I look forward to joining the new County Council and working to bring common sense and important experience in helping to create a solid foundation to our new form of government in Luzerne County.” Toole has been endorsed by the Hazleton area group Citizens Opposing Political Oppression (C.O.P.S.) For additional information, please visit Toole’s web site at

Third District Dems to meet The Third District Democrat Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 6, at 7:00 p.m. at Diane’s Deli & Internet Cafe, 206 South Main Street, Pittston.

Registered Democrats are invited to attend. Candidates for office in this year’s Democrat primary election are also welcome to introduce themselves to

those in attendance. Third District Chairman Jim Haddock will preside over the meeting. Refreshments will be available.

Rome a candidate for county council Democrat Thomas Rome, 54, of Dupont Township has announced his candidacy for Luzerne County Council. Thomas is married to Kim, and the father of three children. A Pittston Area graduate, Thomas has attended 2 years of Business College and ran his own restaurant and video store business for three years. He has been employed with the Pittston Area School district for 10 years and has 26 years of experience in labor relations, 18 of which serving as a Union Representative. Within that time, Thomas has played a large role in negotiating contracts, taking pride in bringing management and workers together. Thomas’s goals if elected are to reestablish trust with the community during this climate plagued by corruption, assist with providing fiscal accountability under the county’s new home rule government and to ensure that Senior Citizens have a voice in the Home Rule Council.


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Thomas Rome

Thomas has also assisted in the community, coaching Avoca and Dupont Little League Baseball and is an active member of the Dupont Lions organization. He has also assisted in one presidential campaign as well as numerous school board campaigns in his continued attempt to bring about lasting change within the community

Donations, Memorial Books at West Pittston Library and Linda Judge. In memory of the Reverend Mark J. Bochinski, “Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life”, presented by Tina J. Menn. In memory of Donna Charlene Cottle, “The Memory Palace”, presented by Leza Thornton. In memory of Lillian Denisco, “Rescue”, presented by Lois and George Miller. In memory of James Dolson, “Our Country’s Presidents”, presented by Brad and Paula Mahalsky. In memory of Frank T. Dudish, “Edge”, presented by Brian and Leza Thornton and family. In memory of James A. Hontz, Sr., “Crossfire”, presented by Steve and Judith Sokach and family. In memory of Mary Lepore, “What the Night Knows”, presented by Mrs. John Nardone and Rosemary Nardone, “Under the Harrow”, presented by Robert and Marie Steinberger, “Matched”, presented by Mrs. Theresa Lauricella and “Strategic Moves”, presented by Louise and Jim Fisk.

In memory of Anthony Mack, “The Emperor’s Tomb”, presented by Marie and Joe Marranca. In memory of Marjorie Melberger Moss, “And I Shall Have Some Peace There”, presented by Ellen Melligan, “Legacy”, presented by John and Beverly Williams, “Clara and Mr. Tiffany”, presented by Andy, Elaine and Megan Kuffa, “The Inner Circle”, presented by Linda and Ray Judge, “Book Fiesta” and “Ordinary Oscar”, presented by Robert and Marie Williams and family, “Call Me Irresistible”, presented by Marlene Bartoli and Josephine Sciandra and “Poser”, presented by Nora Donato. In memory of Helen Pritchard, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”, presented by Clara Players. In memory of Marion Rogers, “Amy’s Bread”, presented by Gail, Bonnie, Robin and Gebby Cole. In memory of Larissa Sherin, “15 Volumes of Amazing Animals, Gareth Stevens Learning Library”, presented by the Bone family. In memory of Jewell Trimble, “Left

Neglected”, presented by the Coolbaugh family. In memory of Anna Comstock Van Duzer, “Cleopatra - A Life”, presented by Ray and Linda Judge and family and “I Still Dream About You”, presented by Lois, George and Eddie Miller. In memory of Peg Detato, a monetary donation, presented by James, Pauline and Colleen Carmody.

Fish dinner at St. Michael’s The Rev. Joseph Bertha, Ph.D. and the parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church invite the community to its 14th annual fish dinner Friday, April 15 from 4-6 p.m. in the church hall, 205 North Main St., Pittston. Dinners are $9 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Takeouts will be available too.


Following is a list of recent donations to West Pittston Library and memorial books placed on the shelves at the library. In honor of Joseph Agolino’s 70th birthday, “Decision Points”, presented by Eugene and Catherine Manganello and “The Star Maker” and “Ship Breaker”, presented by Anne, Ray, Raymond and Michael Wasko. In honor of Viola Bressler, Grandma V, “Countries of the World” and “Voices of the American Revolution”, presented by Brian, Leza, Kevin and Abby Thornton. In honor of Judy and Michael Fino, “An Object of Beauty”, presented by John and Mary Eleanor Dziak. In honor of George L. Miller’s 80th birthday, “The Last Boy - Mickey Mantle”, presented by Lois Miller and family. In memory of Robert A. Adams, West Pittston High School Class of 1955, “Nemesis”, presented by Bruno Ferretti, Jr. In memory of Coach Jim Atherton, “Earth (The Book)”, presented by Ray


Angelo A. Anzalone


April 1, 2011 Angelo A. Anzalone, age 96, formerly of West Pittston, died April 1, 2011 in Wesley Village, Jenkins Township. His wife of 68 years, the former Rosarii Gaughan, died Jan. 13, 2007. He was born on March 21, 1915 and celebrated his 96th birthday with his family and friends on Saturday, March 19, 2011. He was a graduate of the Pittston High School, Class of 1934. He was best known for being the owner with his brothers, Anthony and James of Anzalone Brothers beer distributorship located on North Main Street, Pittston, from 1938 to 1968. He was also a 4th Degree member of the Pittston Knights of Columbus.

He was also preceded in death by his son, James, on March 24, 2002, his father, Vincenzo; mother, Grace Arcadipana; brothers, Cataldo (Ky), Anthony, Father Sam, O.S.J., James, John; and sister, Katherine. He is survived by his son, Attorney William F. Anzalone and his wife, Tina, Shavertown; daughters, Patricia Battisti and her husband, Paul, Hughestown; Mary Grace Dopkin and her husband, John, South Carolina; grandchildren, Dr. William F. Anzalone, Jr., Attorney Jamie J. Anzalone; Attorney Alana M. Anzalone; Attorney Alan Battisti; Brian Battisti; Eric Battisti; Dr. Danielle Katz; Claudine Battisti and Karen Bradley; eight great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; greatnieces; and great-nephews; his brother, Joseph Anzalone, Pitt-

March 29, 2011 ston; and sisters, Josephine Klimek, Wyoming; and Grace Williams, California. Funeral services will be Monday at 9 a.m. from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 802 Susquehanna Avenue, West Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Pittston. Interment, St. Rocco’s Cemetery, Pittston Township. Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Luzerne County Bar Charitable Foundation, 200 North River Street, WilkesBarre, 18702, who in turn will make contributions to many different charities located throughout Luzerne County. On-line condolences may be made at

Professional athlete to speak on Bullying, Teen Suicide Prevention On April 13 area native Yogi Roth, now a nationally-known professional athlete, coach, entertainer and author, will speak at Penn State Worthington Scranton as part of a fundraiser to help Bullying and Teen Suicide Prevention. Mr. Roth, who was well known in northeastern Pennsylvania as a high school football standout at Lackawanna Trail High School, is now a successful athlete, coach, entertainer, and author, as well as a nationally-known motivational speaker and television personality. He has written two books – his own, From PA to LA, and was co-author of the New York

Times Best Seller, Win Forever, with former USC head coach and current Seattle Seahawks head coach, Pete Carroll. In October, 2010, Roth booked the role of NFL host on the Onion Sports Network. The new show aired in February on Comedy Central. He is also the executive producer on an ESPN documentary titled ‘2 For the Show’ and is co-founder of Win Forever, LLC, which focuses on athletic camps, coaching workshops, corporate coaching, entertainment and philanthropy. The event is being spearheaded by Penn State Worthington Scranton’s Psychology Club. All proceeds raised from this

Americo A. Brigido

event will be donated to local anti-bullying campaigns and teen suicide prevention programs, as they have become a major issue around the country. The event will be Wednesday, April 13 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Worhtington Scranton’s Multi-Purpose Building. Ticket prices are $10 for local students, from middle school to collegeaged, and $15 for adults. Yogi will be staying after his speech to sign copies of his book as well. Books will be available for purchase at the event. For more information on Mr. Roth, check out

Americo A. “Tony” Bridgido, 88, of Hagerstown, MD, died March 29, 2011, at the Loyalton Assisted Living Center. Born in Old Forge August 20, 1922, he was a son of the late Peter and Rose Gabello Brigido. Surviving are children, Stephen Brigido and Diane McClellan; brother Phillip Brigido; sisters Edith Stassi and Marie Cardillo; grandson, Dr. Stephen Brigido; granddaught-

er, Adrianne Brigido Van Scoyoc; great-granddaughter, Lilly Isabelle Brigido; and nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his wife, the former Janet Reese Brigido; brothers Carl, Guy and Tucker Brigido; and sisters Etha Tagliaterra, Mattie Monelli and Ann Brigido. Funeral services were held April 2 from the Kearney Funeral Home, Old Forge. Interment Old Forge Cemetery.

Carmella Mazza March 31, 2011 Carmella Mazza, 91, of Old Forge, died March 31, 2011, at home. Born in Old Forge on April 19, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Luigi and Lorita Cerullo Prinzo. Also preceding her in death were husband, Anthony Mazza; daughter, Philomena MazzaGuadalupe; and brothers, Tullio and Louis Prinzo. Surviving are children, Louis Mazza, Lorita Armitage and An-

gela Mazza; brother, Julius Prinzo; grandchildren, Duane Armitage and Michael Mazza; and nieces and a nephew. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. from the Kearney Funeral Home, 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, with a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church, Old Forge. Interment Old Forge Cemetery. Relatives and friends may pay their respects from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Meet Mark Bufalino Night The Committee to Elect Mark Bufalino for Judge will host a meet-the-candidate night on Wednesday, April 6, from 7 to 9

p.m. at the Gramercy Restaurant and Ballroom in Pittston. Complimentary food and refreshments will be served.

Old Forge Retired Citizens The Old Forge Retired Citizens will meet Wednesday, April 6, at 2 p.m. for its monthly meet-

ing. For more info, call 457-6124.

St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church will host a ham bingo on April 10 at 1 p.m. The event will be held in the church hall and include a basket raffle, money raffle, door prizes

and various bingo specials throughout the afternoon. Kitchen opens at 11:30 a.m. wth a variety of food items and refreshments available. Admission is $3.

Easter Egg Hunt

Old Forge Lions Club will hold an Easter Egg hunt on April 16 at noon at Old Forge Veterans Memorial Stadium. All children 10 and under are welcome.

Funeral Home, Inc. 211 LUZERNE AVENUE WEST PITTSTON, PA Edward G. Horn, Jr., Supervisor (570) 654-3471

451 N. MAIN STREET WILKES-BARRE, PA H. Merritt Hughes, Supervisor (570) 823-6511 269293


Ham bingo at Old Forge church

Atty. Ruth C. Antal-Courtney

Victoria M. Kolesar

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shewasinstrumentalinorganizing the Penn State Society of Women Engineers and was its first president. She was employed by GTE in the New York-New Jersey area and later by PPL in Lancaster. She enrolled in the Widener University School of Law where she was an editor of the Law Review. She graduated with honors receiving Jurisprudence awards for academic achievement and was a member of Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. At commencement she was awarded the Prof. William J. Connor Memorial Award for Excellence in administrative law. She was a member of the Lancaster Country and Pennsylvania Bar Associ-

ationsandwasanassociateofShumaker Williams PC, Camp Hill. She is survived by her husband Jeffery Courtney; son Midshipmen William Arthur Courtney, King’s Point Academy, Long Island, NY; sister Jane Gray, and her husband Douglas; a brother, Arthur Antal, Jr., and his wife Alice, and their daughter Rebecca; maternal uncles Bernard, Gerald and Jerome Swierczynski; an aunt, Virginia Manganello, and their families; and numerous cousins. Funeral and interment were private. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children.

Louis J. Bartolomei March 27, 2011 Louis J. Bartolomei, 91, Old Forge, died March 27, 2011. He is survived by his wife, the former Pasquina Antonini. He was a son of the late Vincenzo and Esterina Bartolomei. He was also preceded in

death by brothers, Albert, Gino, and Alfred; and sisters, Anita Gechunis, and Mary Albertelli. He is survived by his son, Robert L. Bartolomei, Old Forge; daughter, Linda Yantorn, Dunmore; grandchildren,

great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The funeral was March 30 from the Ferri Funeral Home, Old Forge, with a Mass in St. Mary’s Church. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Old Forge.

Placido Franchelli March 27, 2011 tini, on February 6, 1999; sister Anna Zalaffi; and stepbrother Paul Salvatore. Surviving are his son, Robert Frankelli, and his wife, Patricia, Bear Creek Township; grandsons, Adam Frankelli; Michael Frankelli and his wife, Jamie; Robert Frankelli; and Sam Frankelli and his wife, Tara; greatgrandchildren, Matthew, Antonio, Mitchell, and Gianna Frankelli; sister Jenny Stella, Hershey; and step-brother Angelo Salvatore, Keystone.

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Placido "Joseph" Franchelli, 92, of Plains Township, died March 27, 2011, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in the Keystone section of Plains, he was a son of the late Placido Franchella and Mary (Gross) Franchella Salvatore, and a stepson of the late Nick Salvatore. He attended Plains Township schools, and was a Merchant Marine veteran of the Korean War. He was employed in the construction industry as a labor foreman, retiring after 50 years of service, working for numerous contractors in the valley. Joe helped organize Labor Union 158, Dupont office. He was a member of the Perugia Beneficial Society, Keystone; and St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin. He was also preceded in death by his wife, the former Faye Cen-

Victoria Mudzik Kolesar, 97, of West Wyoming, died March 29, 2011, at her residence. Her husband of 43 years was the late Michael Kolesar, who died September 25, 1973. Born on December 24, 1913, in Lopez, she was a daughter of the late Demetrius and Euphemia "Josephine" (Melnick) Mudzik. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the former Pomeroy’s Department Store, Wyoming. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston, where she held membership with her parish’s Altar and Rosary Society. She was a member of the Wyoming-West Wyoming Senior Citizens Club. She was also preceded in death by her son John M. Kolesar, who died September 3, 1998; daughter Dianne Marie Kolesar, who died February 5, 2008; son-in-Law, Ray Meckalavage; daughter-in-law Doris Kolesar; grandsons, David Meckalavage, John Kolesar Jr., and Robert Szymanski; great-


Attorney Ruth Catherine Antal-Courtney died on March 29, 2011 at Lancaster Generasl Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the daughter of Lorraine Antal, Brooks Estate, Pittston, and the late Arthur Antal, Sr.; and the granddaughter of the late Joseph and Adella Talerowski Swierczynski and the late Joseph and Mary Hudak Antal. She was a graduate of Wyoming Area High School Class of 1972, magna cum laude, and the Pennsylvania State University Class of 1975 where




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March 29, 2011 Paul J. Reggie, 66, of Scranton, died March 29, 2011, at VNA Hospice Care, CMC Hospital, Scranton. Formerly of Pittston, he was a resident of the Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton. He was a son of the late Anthony J. Reggie and Jennie (Zaffuto) Reggie of Pittston. He was a member of St. Rocco’s Church, Pittston. He proudly served four years in the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam War. He was a well-known hair stylist in the Scranton area for over 40 years. He was the owner/operator of Designs Studio Hair Salon until his retire-

ment in 2009. He won several awards for outstanding hair styling and was proud to have done hair styles for such celebrities as Peggy Cass, David Cassidy and Carol Burnett. He was also an outstanding artist and some of his earlier paintings are currently displayed at the Gino Merli Veterans Center. In the late ’60s, he was lead singer for the musical group Salt and Pepper along with his brother, Richard. The band went on to record for Scepter Records in New York City, NY, owned by Burt Bacharach and Dionne Warwick. He is survived by his brother Joseph, Young Harris, GA; brother Richard and sister-in-law MaryAnn, Drums; sister, Toni,

March 28, 2011 Pittston; dear friend, Kelly Hicks, Pittston; aunts, Josephine Halat and Theresa Zaffuto, both of Pittston; and several cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his best friend of more than 40 years, Joseph Ventura of Scranton. Funeral services were held April 2 from the Graziano Funeral Home, Pittston Twp., with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rocco’s RC Church in Pittston. Interment St. Rocco’s RC Cemetery, Pittston Township. Memorial donations may be made to the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, 401Penn Ave., Scranton 18503; or The VNA Hospice Care Center of Lackawanna County.

William Kudrako, Sr. II, receiving the European Theater Ribbon, Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, and the Victory Medal along with a bronze star. He was commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6518, Exeter, for 20 years, and was also a member of the American Legion Post 833, Exeter. He was also preceded in death by his brother Thomas "Shorty" Kudrako Sr.; sisters, Marion Tomsak, Margaret Venski, and infant sister, Theresa Kudrako; and halfbrothers, John and Joseph Novak.

Surviving is his wife, the former Grace Meixell, with whom he was married 67 years on March 27, 2011; son William Jr. and his wife, Bonnie, Harding; son James, Exeter; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brother Paul Kudrako, Michigan; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held April 2 from the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, Exeter. The Rev. Janet Tibert, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church, West Pittston, officiated. Interment Mt. Zion Cemetery, Harding.

Anthony L. Kubiak, Sr.


March 28, 2011 Anthony L. "Tony" Kubiak Sr., 89, died March 28, 2011, in the General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, after suffering a recent stroke at home. BorninHudsononNovember7, 1921, he was a son of the late John and Stella Figlock Kubiak. He was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School, class of 1940, and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, attaining the rank of Aviation Ordnanceman Second Class. He flew many patrol missions in the PBY Navy patrol planes over the AtlanticandPacificoceanstotargetenemysubmarinesandenemyvessels. He worked as a gear cutter for Maxim Corporation, Old Forge,

andretiredasaquality-controlspecialist for Midway Tool Co., Westminster. He was a member of Ss. Peter&PaulChurch,PlainsTownship, and the Joseph E. Conlon American Legion Post 558, Plains. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, the former Sophie Rita Trentowski, who died May 30, 1993; by a brother, John, in1977; and a sister, Florence Gregonis, in 2007. Surviving are sons, Anthony (Skip) and his wife, Rosemary, Orefield, and Michael and his wife, Suzanne, York; daughters, Mary Anna Secunda and her husband, Jesse, Collegeville, and Susie Mendenhall and her husband,

Ruth E. (Nienius) Truskowski, 92, died Monday, March 28, 2011. Born in Wilkes-Barre, January 21, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Jonas and Mary Padolskus Nienius. She was a member of St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin. She was a graduate of Laketon High School, and Wyoming Valley Hospital School of Nursing. She was formerly employed at J & R Dress Co., Wyoming. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Anthony F., in 1978; brothers, Victor and Wil-

liam; and sisters, Mildred Darnell and Dorothy McDermott. Surviving are a daughter Janet Moll, Laflin; sons, John H. and his wife, Maryann, Schwenksville; Anthony R. and his wife, Linda, Yatesville; and Daniel and his wife, Carol, West Pittston; sister Diane Marsh, Dallas; seven grandchildren, Anthony, Lonnie, Michael, Karen, John, Laura, and Ashley Truskowski; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral was held March 31 from the Recupero Funeral Home, West Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Maria Goretti Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.

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March 28, 2011 William Kudrako Sr., 85, of Exeter, died March 28, 2011, at the Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Born in Exeter, he was a son of the late John and Anna Makin Kudrako. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, West Pittston, and was given an honorary diploma from Wyoming Area School District. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War

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Gary, Oxford; brother Al Kubiak, Hudson; as well as grandchildren, Michael and Megan Kubiak, Ashley Secunda, Adam and Erik Mendenhall. Funeral services were held March 31from the Yanaitis Funeral Home, Plains Township, with Mass of Christian Burial in Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains Township. Interment parish cemetery. Memorialdonationsmaybegiven to the American Heart Association, Ste. 3, 613 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre,18702;ortheAmerican Cancer Society, 190 Welles St., Ste. 118, Forty Fort, 18704. To leave an online condolence visit

Mary Kleynowski, 86, of Dupont, died March 24, 2011, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in the Hudson section of Plains Township, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Stella Zvorowski Gemski. She was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School, class of 1940. She was also preceded in death by husband John on September1,

1972. Surviving are brother, Narcy Gemski, Wilkes-Barre; sister, Anna Lewicki, Plains Township; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held March 28 from the Yeosock Funeral Home, Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Church, Wilkes-Barre. Interment Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Plains Township.

Anna Olexa March 31, 2011 Anna Olexa, 90, formerly of Luzerne, died March 31, 2011, at The Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dallas. Born in Aliquippa, she was a daughter of the late Steve and Anna Dulay Rovnak. Prior to her retirement, she was a presser in the garment industry. She was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Church, Swoyersville, its Ladies Altar and Rosary Society, and the Slovak Women Club. She was also preceded in death by husband John Olexa; son John S. Olexa Jr.; daughter Mary Ann Yatsko; and brothers, John Rovnak and Steve Rovnak. Surviving are a son Thomas Olexa and wife, Victoria, of Kingston; son-in-law Robert Yatsko of Harding; grandchildren, Kerrie Hopp and husband, Blaine, of Menifee, CA, Kimber-

ly LeVine and husband, Paul, of Hemet, CA, Thomas Olexa Jr., and wife, Anna, of Yorktown, VA, Robert Yatsko Jr., and wife, Carla, of Harding, and Susan Balint and husband, Sean, of Exeter; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Michael Rovnak and wife, Mary, of Aliquippa; as well as sisters, Margaret Galzarano and husband, Dominick, of Aliquippa, and Mary Montini of Aliquippa. Funeral will be Monday held at 9:30 a.m. from the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home, 568 Bennett St., Luzerne, with a Rite of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Nicholas Byzantine Church, Swoyersville. Interment Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville. Friends may call Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. Condolences can be sent to

March 26, 2011 Arthur (Duddie) Urban, 83, of Duryea, died March 26, 2011, at the Kingston Commons Nursing Facility, where he was a patient the past two weeks. He was born in Duryea, on June 10, 1927, and was a son of the late Arthur and Mary (Plisko) Urban. Arthur was a member of the Nativity of Our Lord Church, Duryea. He was a graduate of the Duryea High School and later attended

Bloomsburg University. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in the South Pacific during World War II. He retired as captain of security from the FCPI Corp., Moosic. He was also preceded in death by his two sisters, Helen Marcin, Buffalo, NY, and Joan Romaldini, Vestal, NY; cousins, nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 29 at Sacred Heart Church, Duryea. Interment St. John’s Cemetery, Duryea. Online condolences may be made to

March 27, 2011 Barbara Weiskerger, 75, of West Pittston, died March 27, 2011, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Oneonta, NY, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Lawrence and Doris Carr Martin. She was a life-long resident of West Pittston. She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church, West Pittston, and was a graduate of West Pittston High School,

Naomi J. McCormick, 73, of Mt. Penn, died March 30, 2011 in Manocare Laureldale. She is survived by her husband, Francis C. McCormick Sr. Born in Wapwallopen on September 18, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Emery and Cora (Swank) Hauze. She was employed by Stanley G. Flagg in Stowe, as a grinder working until their closing. She attended Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was also preceded in death by two siblings, Donald Hauze and Dorothy Hauze; and a daughter, Dorothy McCormick. She is also survived by a son, Francis C. McCormick Jr., of

Exeter; three daughters, Ramona M. McCormick and her partner, Anand Velinker, of Reading, Susan R. and her husband, William Shapiro, of Anaheim, CA, and Gwynne C. and her husband, James Kolodziejski, of Muhlenberg; two brothers, Willard Hauze and Hugh Hauze of Luzerne County; and six grandchildren, Alex McCormick, Corrinne McCormick, Joshua Hoffa, Tyler McCormick, Kobi Kolodziejski and Lucas Kolodziejski. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Auman’s Funeral Home, 390 W. Neversink Road, Reiffton. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown. A viewing will be held Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. Visit to leave an online condolence.

Helen M. Panetski March 24, 2011 Surviving are granddaughters, Jennifer Taft and her husband, James, of Taylor, and Francesca Manso of Duryea; grandson Leonard Manso of Duryea; greatgranddaughter Gianna Torres of Duryea; sister, Genevieve Perrins of Duryea; and nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held April 1 in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea. Interment Holy Rosary Cemetery, Duryea.

wife, Deborah, Trucksville; and Keith, West Pittston; granddaughter, Katrina; a brother, Rev. Edwin Martin, Columbus, OH; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were April 1 from the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, Exeter, with a Mass of Christian Burial at the Trinity Episcopal Church, West Pittston. Interment Memorial Shrine Burial Park, Carverton. Memorial donations may be made to the West Pittston Library or to the Trinity Episcopal Church.

March 28, 2011 Ida Serino Skutack, 88, of Old Forge, died March 28, 2011, in the Mountain View Care Center, where she had been a guest since November. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Skutack, in 1991. Born in Pittston and raised in West Pittston, a daughter of the late Peter and Nunzella Manganiello Serino, she was a graduate of West Pittston High School. She was employed by Andy’s Fashions in Pittston as a presser before her retirement. She held membership in the International Ladies Garment Workers Union

and was a parishioner of the former St. Michael’s Church, Old Forge. Subsequent to its closing, she became a parishioner of St. Mary’s RC Church, Old Forge. She was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Dominick "Butch" Palma; and four brothers, Frank, John, Charles, and Joseph Serino. Surviving are a daughter, Charlotte Palma of Old Forge; four sons, Edward Skutack and wife Carol, of Tunkhannock; Robert Skutack and wife Donna, of Old Forge; Paul Skutack and wife Joan, with whom she resided in Old Forge; and Bernie Skutack and wife Mary Ellen, of Palm Harbor, FL; four grandchildren, Joseph and Mark Pal-

ma, Stacy Cella, and Jessica Barhight; six great-grandchildren, Tyler, Mattea, Angelina, and Dominick Palma; Giavanna and Nico Cella; a sister-in-law, Victoria Serino, West Pittston; a brother-in-law, Peter Skutack, Pittston; numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral was held March 31 from the Ferri Funeral Home, Old Forge, with Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s RC Church, Old Forge. Private interment. Memorials may be directed to the Mountain View Care Center Auxiliary, 2309 Stafford Ave., Scranton, 18505. To leave an online condolence visit

Anthony R. Dellarte March 30, 2011 Anthony R. Dellarte, 91, of West Pittston, died March 30, 2011, at his home. He was born July 30, 1919, in Wyoming, a son of the late Joseph and Rose Coniglio Dellarte. He was self employed as a Barber in West Pittston for 75 years. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during World War II in the 75th Field Artillery in France, Germany, Scotland and Wales. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European African Middle Eastern Medal with 3Bronze Stars. He was a former member of the V.F.W. Dupont. He was a member

of Corpus Christi Parish, Immaculate Conception Church, West Pittston, and the Holy Name Society of the Church. He was a former member of the Big Band Society of Wyoming Valley. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, the former Amelia DeGennano; and brothers, Andrew, Adam and Joseph Dellarte. Surviving are daughter Rose Marie Chesna and her husband, Joseph, Wyoming; son Anthony J. Dellarte and his wife, Diane, Edwardsville; grandchildren, Joseph Chesna, West Wyoming, Anthony Dellarte, Forty Fort, Nicole Biscotto, Dallas, Jeffrey

Dellarte and Eric Dellarte, Edwardsville; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Rose Chiazza, Swoyersville. The funeral will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from the HowellLussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, West Pittston. Entombment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Memorial donations may be sent to the American Heart Association, 613 Baltimore Dr., Ste. 3, West Pittston, 18702.


Helen M. Panetski, 79, of Duryea, died March 24, 2011, in Scranton. Born in Duryea, she was a daughter of the late John and Frances Kozola Panetski. She was also preceded in death by daughter Janine L. (Ripple) Williams; brothers, Joseph, Charles, Adam, Stanley and Peter; and sisters, Romaine Massara, Clara Wesolowski and Edna McHale.

going on to graduate from the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital School of Nursing. Prior to her retirement in 1996, she was employed at the Taylor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center She was a member of the Women of Trinity, PLET (Parish Life Events Team), and was on the Vestry committee. She was also a Sunday school teacher. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in 2002; brother Gerald; and sister, Jean. Surviving are her sons, David, West Pittston; Robert and his

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Well kept Ranch with 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, 1 year old gas furnace, full unfinished basement. MLS#10-4474 Call Tom 262-7716 Dir: 309 North to Right on Carverton Rd., Apx 2 miles to left on Manor, Left on Greenpond, Home on Left.





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Nice brick front 2 story home in prestigious development, 3 BR, 2 1/2 baths, family room with FP, 2 car garage, finished room in LL. Central A/C. MLS#10-2379 Call Luann 602-9280 Dir: South Main St, Pittston to fork, stay left on Stout St past PA High, Right into Willow View, Right onto Osborne.


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3 bedrooms with master on 1st floor with 1/2 bath, laundry on 1st floor, all new siding, shingles, windows, water heater, kitchen & bathrooms. MLS#11-73 Call Tom 262-7716 Dir: Main St. to McAlpine, Left on Packer, Home on Right

Newly remodeled two story on corner lot with fenced in yard and 2 car garage. 4 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1,660 Sq. Ft. MLS#10-3684 Call Bill 362-4158 Dir: S. Main St Pittston, bear left to Jenkins, Left onto Chestnut, 2 blocks to home on corner.






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Cape Cod home with 3-4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, lots of closet space, 2 car garage, two tier deck with AG pool, bamboo floors, excellent move in condition. Get ready for summer fun! MLS#11-657 Call Colleen 237-0415 Dir: River St., Plains to right on Saylor Ave., Left on Susquehannock Dr., Home straight ahead









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Nice starter home with 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1 1/4 baths, 1 car garage & carport. Lots of off street parking, nice shed and great yard. MLS#11-559 Call Tom 262-7716 Dir: Wyoming Ave to Left on 8th St., Past Shoemaker Ave., Home on Left.





Beautiful ranch home with 2 car garage and finished basement on almost 1 acre near Francis Slocum State Park. Clean as a whistle, no wear and tear on this one. MLS#11-370 Call Charlie 829-6200 VM101 Dir: Mt. Olivet Road, Turn onto Sickler Rd., Right on Circle Dr., Home on Left.




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100 Years Young


ary McNulty, a resident of Anderson Personal Care Home, Wesley Village Campus will celebrate her 100th birthday on April 4. Born in 1911, she resided in Duryea all of her life, more recently at Crossin Towers. She is the daughter of the late Michael and Theresa Lepa Anderika and was the wife the late Patrick McNulty. Mary had four children, the late Ruth Renfer Cummings; Arlene Komnath, Wilkes-Barre; Patricia McManus, Massachusetts; Joseph McNulty, Duryea. She also has nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Mary will be honored at a celebration Mass at the Duryea Nativity of Our Lord and a luncheon at the American Legion, Wilkes-Barre Township hosted by her children.

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50th Anniversary

r. and Mrs. Raymond Crisci of Naples, Florida, formerly of West Pittston will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary on April 8. Ray is the son of the late Theresa and Leo Crisci of West Pittston and Anne is the daughter of the late Myrtle Buckousis and Thomas Whittaker of West Pittston. They were married in the First United Presbyterian Church, West Pittston by the Rev. Michael Klinoff, in a candlelight ceremony. Lois Morrow, sister of the bride was maid of honor and Ronald Crisci brother of the groom was best man. They have been blessed with two children, Raymond Jr., married to Jennifer Harvey of Woolrich who live in Flemington, New Jersey and Gary, married to Lorraine Ambrose of Harding and they live in Naples, Florida. They have five grandchildren, Raymond III, Gianna Marie of New Jersey; Tyler, Alex and Lauren Paige of Florida. Mr. Crisci is a former Mayor and Councilman in West Pittston and retired from Merrill Lynch in 2005 and Anne was Superintendent of EL&R for the US Postal Service. They will celebrate with a family trip to the Italian Village at Beaches Resort on Turk and Ciaos.


Four Generations

our generations of the Lovenduski family gathered for the wedding of Gene and Erin Marks. Pictured is Ed Lovenduski, holding his great granddaughter Hannah Margaret Yuschovitz. Standing is granddaughter Melissa Yuschovitz and daughter, Lou Ann Marks. Mr. Lovenduski will be celebrating his 80th birthday on April 5.

LCCC to host blood drive this Wednesday The Luzerne County Community College Circle K Club and the American Red Cross will hold the College’s semiannual blood drive on Wednesday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 3


Engaged to Wed

ynn Benfante and Brian Swavely, together with their families, announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Leonard and Carol Benfante of Pittston. She is the granddaughter of Mary Scarantino, Pittston and the late Louis Scarantino and the late Leo and Grace Benfante. The groom-to-be is the son of Michael and Claudia Swavely of Barto, Pennsylvania. He is the grandson of Leon and Dorothy Swavely of Barto, PA and Barbara Rhoades of Frederick, PA. and the late Irvin Rhoads. Lynn is a 1994 graduate of Pittston Area High School and received a Bachelor’s degree in finance from Bloomsburg University in 1998. Lynn also earned her MBA from Drexel University. She is employed by Vanguard in Malvern, Pa as a sales executive. Brian is a 1993 graduate of Boyertown Area High School. He is employed by Kelly Insurance Group in Collegeville, Pa. as a commercial insurance sales executive. The couple will exchange vows in October, 2011 in St. John, USVI.

Lynn Benfante and Brian Swavely

Holy Redeemer High School to present concert and art show next weekend

Holy Redeemer High School will present its annual Spring Concert and Art Show on Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10. The art show begins at 6 p.m. each day, followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Featured will be the Holy Redeemer Combined Chorus and Royal Singers, Instrumental Ensemble, Senior Waltz, and student artists. The chorus will perform a varied program which includes sacred, popular, jazz, and African music, while the Royal Singers will perform a choreographed medley of Disney songs. The Senior Waltz is a traditional event at Holy Redeemer that features

senior students, dressed in formal wear, performing the waltz on multiple stage levels. The art show will be displayed throughout the first floor of the school. Miss Ann Manganiello is Chorus Director, and Miss Lauren Stamm is Instrumental Director. Mr. Tom Hanlon is Waltz Director, and Ms. Beverly Glennon and Mrs. Linda Johnson are Art Show Directors. The concert will be held in the McCarthy Auditorium at the school. Admission donation is $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. Tickets will be available at the

door. Shown are some of the students in the chorus, first row, from left: Julia Kundratic, Wilkes-Barre; Allison Smith, Hunlock Creek; Marissa Angradi, Sugar Notch; Michael LoGrande, Forty Fort; Anthony Gialanella, Dallas; Vera Sedlak, Kingston; Shaina Dougherty, Shavertown; Rachel Vito, Swoyersville. Second row: Sarah Suchoski, Wilkes-Barre; Monica Theroux, Kingston; Kelly Dougherty, Wilkes-Barre; Jobey George, Nanticoke; Morgan Santayana, Wyoming; Casey Michalek, Kingston; Sarah Beth Kolodziej, Wilkes-Barre; Lau-

ren Orlando, Wyoming. Third row: Stephanie Sullin, White Haven; Abbie Bruno, Pringle; Lauren Bernardi, Pittston; Brandon Baker, Luzerne; Michael Pace, Hunlock Creek; Paul Chmil, Hanover Twp.; Eva Smith, Wilkes-Barre; Caroline Jones, Mountaintop. Fourth row: Lindsee Waldron, Wilkes-Barre; Mary Frank, Wilkes-Barre; Carin Roman, Nanticoke; Kyle Boyes, Plymouth; Michael Blaine, Larksville; Louis Oley, Harvey’s Lake; Danielle Rose, Wilkes-Barre; Angela Costigan, Mountaintop. Seated is Chorus Director Ann Manganiello.

LCCC to hold financial aid night on April 7

p.m., at the College’s Campus Center. The drive is open to all members of the College comThe Luzerne County Commumunity as well as the public. nity College Financial Aid OfNo appointments are necessary. fice will hold a Financial Aid Night at the Wyoming Valley

Mall at the College’s kiosk nancial Aid Office will be avail- and families. across from CVS on Thursday, able to answer questions on the The Financial Aid Night is April 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Repre- financial aid process for students free and open to the public. sentatives from the College’s Fi-











SCHOOL MENUS Schools menu for the week of Breakfast available daily - Assorted whole grain cereals w/ April 4 toast, breakfast pizza, buttered Pittston Area toast. Kindergarten, Primary and Middle and High Schools Intermediate Center Monday –Corn dog nuggets, Monday –Meatball hoagie or baked beans, peach crisp, low fat grilled cheese sandwich, corn, milk pineapple tidbits, low fat milk. Tuesday–Beef fajita wrap, Breakfast: French toast sticks bread slice, carrots, pears, low 100% fruit juice, low fat milk fat milk. Tuesday –Chicken tenders or Wednesday –Pasta with meatcheeseburger on buns, rice, balls, garlic bread, corn, pineapbroccoli, applesauce, low fat ple tidbits, low fat milk milk. Breakfast: Ham,egg and Thursday –Chicken stir fry cheese on bagel 100% fruit juice, with mixed vegetables, rice, low fat milk bread, slice, Mandarin oranges, Wednesday –Sloppy Joe on low fat milk bun or hot dog, carrots, peaches, Friday –Pierogie pizza, peas, low fat milk. Breakfast: Pan- mixed fruit, oatmeal cookie, low cakes with syrup 100% fruit fat milk juice, low fat milk. Daily at High School - FavorThursday –Roast pork dinner ites - Plain Pizza. or chicken nuggets, mashed poGrill Specials - Cheeseburgtatoes & gravy, pears, low fat ers, Buffalo chicken patties, Pamilk, Breakfast: Scrambled eggs nini Sandwiches, grilled chicken & toast 100% fruit juice, low fat patties and chicken fajita milk Deli Specials: Salad assorted Friday -Cheese stick pizza or "made to order" hoagies and rib-a-que on bun, peas, fruit me- wraps. dley, low fat milk Daily at Middle School - FaWeekly choices -Italian wrap, vorites - Plain Pizza; Chef salad, Bologna & cheese Grill Specials - Cheeseburgsandwich, Turkey hoagie. ers, hot dogs, Buffalo chicken plain pizza available daily. patties, grilled chicken patties

and chicken fajita. Deli Specials - salads, assorted hoagies and wraps. This weeks specials: High and Middle SchoolsPizza Monday -Hot chicken wing Tuesday and Thursday -Pepperoni Wednesday -Fresh tomato white pizza Friday -Hot chicken wing Weekly specials: High School - Panini Monday -steak and cheese Tuesday -Hot chicken & cheese Wednesday -Ham and cheese Thursday -Hot chicken & cheese Friday - Turkey and cheddar Monday -Egg & cheese on bagel or French toast sticks with syrup Tuesday -Sausage & cheese on English muffin or scrambled eggs with toast Wednesday - Pancakes with syrup or egg, bacon and cheese on bagel. Thursday – Breakfast pizza or egg and cheese on bagel Friday –Waffles with syrup or ham and cheese on bagel

St. Mary’s Assumption

Monday – Turkey & Cheese Sandwich, Chicken Noodle Soup, Applesauce Tuesday – Pizza & Ice Cream Wednesday –Spaghetti, Meatballs, Roll, Peaches Thursday – Chicken Tenders, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Peas, Roll, Pears Friday – Grilled Cheese Wyoming Area

Elementary Monday-BBQ rib-a-que or grilled cheese sandwich, French fries, tomato soup, saltine crackers, Polish ice. Alternate Cheese sandwich or PBJ or 4 oz yogurt and Animal Crackers all w/ choice of string cheese or sunflower seeds Breakfast-Waffle w/syrup, fruit juice, milk Tuesday-Ham slice w/pineapple, buttered noodles, green beans, sliced peaches, oatmeal cookies. Alternate Cheese sandwich or PBJ or 4 oz yogurt and Animal Crackers all w/choice of string cheese or sunflower seeds Breakfast-Whole wheat English muffin w/jelly, fruit juice, milk Wednesday -Baked chicken

fryz, bread, mashed potatoes/ gravy, sweet peas, fruited Jell-O. Alternate entrée Cheese sandwich or PBJ or 4 oz yogurt and Animal Crackers all w/choice of string cheese or sunflower seeds. Breakfast: Warm pizza slice, cereal, juice, milk Thursday -Hot dog on a bun, shell macaroni ’n cheese, brown sugared carrots, applesauce. Alternate entrée Cheese sandwich or PBJ or 4 oz yogurt and Animal Crackers all w/choice of string cheese or sunflower seeds. Breakfast: Scrambled eggs w/ sausage, toast, juice, milk Friday -Mozzarella breadsticks w/marinara sauce, or chicken nuggets, bread, tossed salad w/dressing, mixed fruit cup, cinnamon Teddy Cubs. Alternate entrée Cheese sandwich or PBJ or 4 oz yogurt and Animal Crackers all w/choice of string cheese or sunflower seeds. Breakfast: French toast w/syrup, juice, milk. Secondary Center Monday- A. Asian sesame chicken, rice B. Tempura style chicken nuggets. C. Mozzarella breadsticks w/marinara sauce. D. Rib-a-que, cheeseburger or chicken patty on bun. Sides:

Line B, C, D baked colossal fries, tossed salad/dressing. Tuesday- A. Cheese steak hoagie. B. Taco hard or soft shell w/ meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, rice. C. Buffalo chicken sub. D. Rib-a-que, cheeseburger or chicken patty on bun. Sides: Green beans, line A.C.D buttered noodles, juicy sliced peaches. Wednesday -A. Chicken fryz, bread. B. Southwest chicken wrap w/lettuce. C. Hot pork sandwich. D. Rib-a-que, cheeseburger or chicken patty on bun. Sides: Mashed potatoes/gravy, sweet peas, fruited Jell-O. Thursday -A. Hot dog w/chili sauce and or cheese sauce. B.Shell macaroni ’n cheese. C. New Pizza quesadilla. D. Rib-aque, cheeseburger or chicken patty on bun. Sides: Brown sugared carrots, tortilla chips/salsa, applesauce. Friday -A. Mozzarella breadsticks w/marinara sauce.B. French bread pizza. C. Tuna hoagie/wrap w/lettuce or grilled cheese sandwich. D. Rib-a-que, cheeseburger or chicken patty on bun. Sides: Tossed salad/dressing, seasoned potato wedges, mixed fruit.

Wyoming Area announces kindergarten registration dates Montgomery Avenue Kindergarten Registration

Sarah J. Dymond on April 4 from 9:00 –11:00 a.m. and 1:00 –3:00 p.m. Montgomery Avenue on April 5 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. John F. Kennedy on April 6 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Tenth Street on April 7 from

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Children must be five years old by August 31, 2011 to enter kindergarten. Parents will need to bring on that day along with their child, the following: a birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residence such as the most current utility bill or rent receipt (a driver’s license is not acceptable). Children who become registered at this time

will receive a hearing, readiness, breakfast on the morning of the and vision screening at the assessment. Also, please reasschool. sure your children that the assessment gives them an opportuScience Assessments nity to demonstrate their learnThe PSSA Science Assess- ing and help teachers plan the ments for the fourth grade stu- best possible instruction for dents will be on April 5 and April them. 6. You may help your children better prepare for the assessment PTO Meeting by encouraging them to get plenThe PTO will now have their ty of sleep the night before and meeting on Monday, April 4 at providing them with a good 7:00 p.m. in the Montgomery

Avenue cafeteria. All parents are grades. welcome to attend. This is designed to inform parents of the school breakfast proBreakfast with Your Child gram as well as help them enThe Montgomery Avenue courage their children to be PTO and Wyoming Area Food- aware of the importance of a service Department announce good breakfast to start a successthe annual “Take Your Parents to ful school/work day! Notes were Breakfast” to be held on Mon- sent home with the students reday, April 11 for kindergarten, garding this event. Reservations first and second grades and Auare required from the parents tistic Support and Tuesday, April A.S.A.P. 12 for third, fourth and fifth

JFK first graders finish reading ‘If you give a pig a pancake’

Mrs. Switzer’s and Mrs. DeAngelo’s first grade classes at JFK Elementary just completed reading the story "If You Give a Pig a Pancake." The students were treated to freshly made regular and blueberry pancakes. Pictured with the classes are Mrs. Annette Falzone and Mrs. Sara Rome who made the pancakes for the children and teachers. Everyone enjoyed this yummy treat. PTO Meeting

the third grade dance and the third grade gifts. There is also a co-president position open for next year with a three year term. Anyone interested in the co-president position or in chairing an event please speak to an officer. Pizza Night

The next Sabatini’s Night will take place on Thursday April 7. JFK PTO will receive 10% of the profit when you mention JFK. Thank you to Sabatini’s Pizza for their continued support.

Friday, April 8. The students will be seeing Pinocchio followed by ice cream at Blue Ribbon. Parent’s Breakfast

The parent’s breakfast is scheduled for April 14 and 15. Kindergarten and first grade will be held on April 14, and second and third grade is scheduled for April 15. The PTO Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Wednesday, April 20 during school hours. Anyone interested in helping with the egg hunt please contact a PTO officer.

The next JFK PTO meeting will take place on Wednesday, Kindergarten Field Trip The kindergarten field trip to April 6 at 6:30 p.m. The PTO is looking for individuals to chair the Music Box will take place on Tools for Schools

Warrior News By Debbie Gross

Senior Sentiments

Ask me to name a serious high school peer of mine who is never short on time and I will likely admit defeat on the spot. As the year winds down, time seems harder and harder to come by. How could this be? What are we so busy doing that consumes our days so voraciously? Homework, sports, clubs, hobbies, and sleep, these are the activities that eat away the average senior’s days during the school year. But another often overlooked way to spend one’s time is at work. Faced with few employment options at this time in our lives, we often feel very limited and ‘stuck’ in the job we have. Even when this is the case, there are ways to make working a more positive experience. For instance, let’s say you don’t get along so well with your coworkers or boss. This is a case for an attitude evaluation, a dose of patience, and maybe even a pinch of pixie dust in the most extreme cases. First, realize that you will not like everyone you work with. It’s an unfortunate fact that simply must be accepted. Next, take time to figure out why you and a coworker are always at odds. Communication and observation will be your greatest tools in determining the

problem. Ultimately, you do not need to become best friends with each of your coworkers. Just be sure you’re at a point where you are able to put aside your differences long enough to get your job done. While some pet peeves can be ignored while at work, there are other instances that should never be tolerated. Harassment and discrimination based on race, sex, or orientation are among these ‘intolerable acts.’ Do not be afraid to consult your boss if you find yourself a victim of such a situation. After all, you do not want your performance on the job to be in jeopardy because of someone else. When it comes to a high school job, chances are you won’t be landing any seriously impactful “saving the world” gigs anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take pride in your work. If you spend

Please register your cards for the Tools for Schools program. Once you sign up, everything you purchase at Price Chopper with your AdvantEdgeCard earns points to help our school. Every dollar you spend earns a point for our school, which helps us earn free equipment. You can also register your SureSave cards to earn rewards for our school. Please remember to save your Box Tops for Education. Each one is worth 10 cents when our school redeems them. Please

keep saving your Box Tops and thank you for your support. Tyson Chicken A+ Program: Clip and save labels from participating Tyson products earns us 24 cents for each label. We will announce a date for collecting the labels in the future.

tens of hours every week exerting meaningless effort solely for the sake of a paycheck, you are wasting your time. You might not have the most important job, but treating your occupation as such will do wonders for your personal efficiency. Don’t ever think that your efforts go unnoticed. And who knows? Being productive and putting your heart into your job might just get you that promotion you’ve been eyeing. Certainly, that’s worth your time.

will sponsor the DJ for the upperclassmen prom. If any student in grades 7-12 refers another person to open an account, said student will be entered in a drawing for a movie-themed basket.


.The playground committee is collecting spare change to help upgrade our playground. You can help out by sending in any spare change you may have into school with your child. Thank you for your support. Website

Please visit the Wyoming Area Smencils are available in the website at www.wyomingaschool office. Anyone interested and click on JFK for more PTO information. Click on please see Ms. Rachelle. Mr. Pollard’s name to view PTO Pennies for the Playground information. luck to all competitors. ‘Annie’

The spring play, “Annie,” will be performed in the Secondary Center auditorium on April 8, 9, and 10. Tickets will be sold in the Thespian Meeting cafeteria this week. Cost for stuA meeting for all thespians dents is $5, and the cost for will be held in the Secondary adults is $10. Break a leg, cast Center auditorium on April 4 at and crew. 7pm.


Scholastic Scrimmage

Be sure to tune in to WVIA toThe FBLA conference at Her- day, April 3, at 7pm to watch the Credit Union shey, Pennsylvania, will take Wyoming Area Scholastic The Wyoming Area Student place on April 4. Best of luck to Scrimmage team compete. Branch of the credit union is hav- all the participants. Last Day of School ing a membership drive. If 25 Key Club The last day of school has been new accounts are opened beKey Club Parents Apprecia- moved to Wednesday, June 15, tween the ninth and tenth grade classes, the credit union will tion Night will be held in the Sec- due to excessive snow days. sponsor the DJ for the under- ondary Center cafeteria at 7pm Hang in there, students. We’ll make it to summer eventually. classmen semi-formal dance. If on April 6. 25 new accounts are opened beQuote of the Week tween the eleventh and twelfth Kane Competition The physics Kane competition Always do whatever’s next. grade classes, the credit union will take place on April 7. Good –George Carlin



Caden Pawloski Caden Pawloski, son of Glenn and Joelle Pawloski, Leesburg, Virginia, is celebrating his tenth birthday on April 2. Caden is the grandson of Joseph and Dolores Valvonis, Westminister and Florence Pawloski, Mountain Top. He is the great grandson of Sophie Valvonis, Plains Township.









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George Chronowski, son of George and Caroline Chronowski is celebrating is ninth birthday on April 4. Grandparents are Maryann and Robert Blauer, Exeter and Barbara and George Chronowski, West Wyoming.

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Sophie Styczen Sophie Marie Styczen, daughter of Alex and Melissa Styczen of Pittston is celebrating her fifth birthday today, April 3. Sophie is the granddaughter of Hugh and Dorothy Corcoran of Pittston and Larry and Anne Styczen of Kingston. She has a brother Kolton, two years old.

Madelin Hassay Madelin Josephine Hassay, daughter of Jim and Joanne Hassay of Avoca will celebrate her fourth birthday on April 4. Maternal grandparents are Charlie and Irene Alfano, West Pittston. Paternal grandparents are John and Linda Hassay, Inkerman.

Emily Donnora Emily Megan Donnora will celebrate her fourth birthday tomorrow, Monday, April 4. She is the daughter of David and Amy Donnora of Montrose. Emily is the granddaughter of Paul and Rosemary Bartush of Avoca and Robert and Doris Donnora of Meshoppen. Emily is the great granddaughter of Leola Bartush of Dupont and Edward Slatky of Duryea.

Megan Kull Megan


Jack Douglas White, son of Ronda and Doug White, Pequannock, New Jersey, celebrated his ninth birthday on Tuesday, March 29. His grandparents are Mary Ann and Ronald Rinaldi, Dupont and Marion and George White, Wanaque, New Jersey. Great grandmother is Irene Orloski, Dupont. Jack has a sister, Grace, who is seven years old and a little brother, Luke, who is three years old. Jack loves playing soccer and is a third grade student.

Vanessa Jean Casterline, daughter of Daniel and Denise Casterline, Exeter, will celebrate her twelfth birthday on April 6. She is the granddaughter of Dennis and Patricia Corcoran, Pittston Township and the late Richard and Frances Casterline. She has two sisters Amanda, ten years old and Kelly, seven years old.

Pittston Area’s Primary Center holds annual ‘Heart to Heart’ project

ation Youth Market Director. Pictured in the first row, from left to right, are Michael Nagy presenting the check to Stacey Haas from the American Heart Association, Kyle Norton, Katelee O’Brien, Kyleigh Shupp, and

Eliana Padilla. Second row: Mrs. Riviello, Mrs. Pisack, Mrs. Smith, and Mrs. Shaw. Third row: Mrs. McAndrew, Principal, Ms. LoBrutto, Mrs. Richards, Miss Jolley, Mrs. Zaffuto, and Mrs. Zyblicki.

daughter of Kevin and Tricia Kull of Mountain Top, celebrated her third birthday February 11. She is the granddaughter of Sheila and Harry Lockwood of Wyoming and Bill and Mary Ann Kull of Exeter. She has a brother Matthew who is six years old. Megan’s godparents are James Wolfe and Mary Ann Kull. She is the great granddaughter of Judy Casiuk and the late Alex Casiuk, the late Harry and Dorothy Lockwood of New York and the late Frank and Anna DeMaria, the late Mabel and Arthur D. Kull Kull, of Pottsville.

Jack White

Vanessa Casterline

Evan Mark McCoy, son of Jill and Brian McCoy of Old Forge, is celebrating his third birthday on Monday, April 4. Evan is the grandson of Guy and Jackie Fasciana of West Pittston, Mark McCoy of Mechanicsburg and Ann and Gordon Webb of Middletown. He is the great grandson of the late Florence and Frank DiMaria of Swoyersville, the late Rose and Leo Fasciana of Pittston and Ralph and Betty Lininger of Shippensburg and the late Ray and Ester McCoy of Carlisle. Evan has a brother, Aiden, six years old.

Gift certificates were donated by local businesses. Staff members on the Primary Center Heart Committee and student representatives are pictured presenting a check for $1,710 to Stacey Haas, American Heart Associ-

George Chronowski

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Sienna Vieira, daughter of Nielsen and Amanda Vieira, celebrated her first birthday on March 11. Maternal grandparents are Mary Tirva of Duryea and Joseph Tirva of Wyoming and Jerry and Kris McGuire of Scranton. Paternal grandparents are Claudineia and Ademil Vieira of Brazil.

The Primary Center annual "Heart to Heart" project was held during the month of February. Each year students participate in healthy heart activities and learn about the heart and how it functions. The project begins with Mr. Zaffuto and his second grad class demonstrating fun exercises to do from head to toe. Students practice the exercises and are encouraged to do the exercises at home with family members. Names of family members affected by heart disease are represented on paper links for a chain that is featured in the main hall. At the end of the project, family members are invited to the school for a Family Walk to promote healthy hearts. To raise money for the American Heart Association, students were sponsored by family members to jump rope in gym class. Raffle tickets were sold for Theme Baskets with items purchased by the teachers at the Primary Center.


Happy Birthday!

Sienna Vieira

Evan McCoy


Emily Dietrick

Emily Dietrick, daughter of Jeff and Jill Dietrick, Duryea celebrated her seventh birthday on Saturday, April 2. Emily is the granddaughter of Joseph and Carol Dietrick, Pittston Twp., Carl Hodorowski, Courtdale and Cindy Fisher, Edwardsville. Emily has two brothers, Trent and Tyler, fourteen years old.

man, Scranton, celebrated her ninth birthday on Saturday, April 2. She is the granddaughter of Shirley and the late George Cook Hughestown. Her godparents are her Aunt Sharon Cook, Gaithersburg, Maryland and Robert Lettieri, Avoca. Brooke plays soccer for the Pittston Stoners and takes tap Brooke Neyman and jazz at the Moosic Youth Brooke Elizabeth Neyman, Center. She celebrated her daughter of Sharlene Neyman, birthday with a bowling party Hughestown and Douglas Ney- at Chako’s Bowling Lanes.











Old Forge’s Leo Club donates care packages for soldiers The Old Forge High School Leo Club along with members of the Lions Club presented a total of 15 care packages to the Tobyhanna Army Depot to be sent to soldiers serving in Afghanistan. The items will be received by local soldiers including Stephen Weitz, a former graduate of Old Forge High School and Shamus McGuigan of Clarks Summit. Pictured are members of Tobyhanna, Old Forge School students, and teachers Jennifer Mischello, Adrianna Rupprecht, and High School Principal Mr. Christopher Thomas.

Holy Rosary history students advance to state competition On Saturday, March 19, sixth and eighth grade students competed at the National History Day regional competition held at Penn State, Wilkes-Barre Campus. The students, under the direction of junior high history teacher, Miss Mary Smee, presented individual and group projects. Pictured are the following sixth grade students who received awards: Joshua Mies, Collin Halagarda, and Zachary Scanlon, econd Place in Group Media Presentation with their documentary, “Sixteen Nation Space Station: History That Continues Today; Emily Mazur, Second Place in Individual Media Presentation for her documentary “Censorship Through the Centuries: Helpful or Harmful?” and Jessica Smith, Amelia Desiderio and Jonathan Smith, Third Place in Group Performance for their original play, “Road to Revolution: Consequences of Debating the Declaration of Independence.” Also winning First place in the Senior Division: Individual Exhibit was Danielle Gorski, an alumna of Holy Rosary School and a current student at Holy Redeemer High School. This is quite an accomplishment for Miss Smee and the entire group. Holy Rosary wishes these students well as they move on to Pennsylvania State Competition, which will be held at Millersville University on May 11 and 12. Congratulations, students, your hard work was evident, and we are ROYAL-LY proud of you.

from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Information on the race was sent. For participants outside the school, registration information can be found on You may also contact Rene Hanley at Holy Rosary School at 457-2553. Thanks to the planners of this event, and to the Borough of Duryea for their support. Come join us – it looks like a great time. Spring Book Fair

Our annual Spring Book Fair will be held this week on Monday and Tuesday, April 4 and 5. Information and schedules were sent home last week.


Congratulations to eighth grade students Matthew Klein, Brandon Winn, Stephanie Merli, Michael Wasko, and Brianna Mazzaccaro, parishioners of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea; Yulia Galat, Lucas Mark, Breanna Gorski and Michael Gorski, parishioners of St. John the Evangelist, Pittston; Jordan Nagle, parishioner of Divine Mercy, Scranton; Gina Pettinato, parishioner of Prince of Peace Parish, Old Forge; Eric Sklanka and Claudia Shandra, parishioners of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Pittston, who will receive the Bishop’s Youth Award on Tuesday April 5 or Thursday, April 7 and at special Masses at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton at 7:00 p.m. We are very proud of these young men and women and the service they provide within our school and to their parishes.

Candy Delivery

Gertrude Hawk Spring Candy will be delivered on Tuesday, April 5 and will be ready for The first Holy Rosary School pickup after noon. 5K Race/1 Mile Family Fun Walk will be held Saturday, PTO Meeting April 16. The race will begin at The April meeting of the Holy 9:00 a.m. in front of the school. Rosary PTO will be held on Pre-registration is preferred, but Wednesday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. race day registration will take in the school cafeteria. Please place the morning of the race join us – we are happy to have

5K Race/1 Mile Family Fun Walk

new moms, dads, and grandpar- April 8 at Gate of Heaven School ents join us in planning our in Dallas. Each group will prespring events. sent a memorized two or three person play. Eighth grade stuUno Family Fun Night dents and seventh grade students Our April PTO-sponsored Lauren Kamor, Nina Mucciolo, Family Fun Night will be held at Joshua Megliola, Matthew Uno Chicago Grill in Dickson Marsh, Sarah Scavo, Gina PettiCity on Thursday, April 7 from nato, Claudia Shandra, and 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Uno will do- Brianna Mazzaccaro will comnate 20% of all checks to Holy pete at the Varsity level. At the Rosary, so the bigger the crowd, junior varsity level, Amelia Dethe better. You will need a vouch- siderio, Emily Mazur, Joshua er to participate, so please return Mies, Abigail Megliola, Collin the form sent home last week to Halagarda, Tyler Mackell, Harthe office by Monday, April 4. leigh Davis, and Alexis Bressman will compete. Second Grade Retreat Good luck to all our participaGod bless our Second Grade First Communicants and their nts and their moderators, Mrs. teacher, Mrs. Lee, as they attend Nancy Musso and Mrs. Lauren a retreat on Thursday during Gedrich. We know you will be school hours in preparation for awesome. this most holy day. The students Bunny Lunch will be receiving in their parishes Hippity Hoppity! It’s that time during the month of May. of year when the PTO sponsors Good Luck its annual Lunch with the Bunny. For those who have a flair for This is a fun day for all children the dramatic, please join our up to fourth grade. This year’s fifth, sixth seventh and eighth lunch will be held on Sunday, grade students who are partici- April 10 from noon to 3:00 p.m. pating in the regional spring The price is $5.00 per ticket competition to be held on Friday, which includes admission,

lunch, and activities, games and crafts. Face painting and pictures will the Bunny will be available for an additional charge. Hop over for a great time. First Friday and Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will be prayed on Friday, April 8 at 8:45 a.m. We invite all families and friends to join our Lenten prayer as we prepare our hearts for the most holy of events in the life of Our Lord – the events of His Passion, Death and Resurrection.

Gift Certificates

Gift certificate sales are held in the Holy Rosary Church Hall each Thursday from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. School families may send in orders on Wednesday to be filled on Thursday. Jiffy Lube, Quizno’s and the Technology Shop have been added to the preorder list. If you have any questions, you may contact Teresa at 457-9001. Recycling

In addition to cartridge recycling we also have cell phone recycling. Select cell phones can

be dropped off in the same location and recycled for credit. For more information or for a list of qualifying cartridges, visit or contact Mrs. Skutack at 4572553. Labels & Box Tops

Campbell’s Soup labels and Box Tops for Education are being collected at Holy Rosary School. These programs enable us to provide educational resources that may be unaffordable through our regular budget. They offer exciting merchandise like computers, software, sports equipment, reference materials, science and art items, even musical instruments. Please continue your support of these programs by sending in your labels to the school office or by placing them in the church vestibule. If you have any questions, please contact the school’s office. Also, please check labels for expiration dates. They can be sent in immediately and processed before they expire; there is no need to wait until you accumulate a quantity.

Primary Center holds ‘What’s Special about March’ assembly

On Friday, March 18, the Primary Center "What’s Special About March" assembly was held. Mrs. Boylan’s and Mrs. Pugliese’s first grade classes performed poems and songs to highlight special happenings that occur during

the month of March. All primary students will have the opportunity to perform in one assembly during the school year. At left is Mrs. Boylan’s first grade class. In first row, from left to right are Shawn Barber,

A.J. Kleinberger, Hannah Merlino, Kevin Roby, Isabelle Morreale, Chloe Cairl, and Bethany Yashkus. Second row: Jilian McGowan, Liz Casey, Shelby Klush, Savanna McCluskey, Connor Segovia, Katuna Shannon, and Connor

Yencha. Third row: Mrs. Boylan, Shane Gale, Destiny Reynolds, Anthony Chacko, AJ Borino, Robbie Donnelly, Abby Hanson, Brett Reap, and Mikayla Musevicz. At right is Mrs. Pugliese’s first grade class. In first row,

from left to right are Joseph Clossey, Matthew Mayers, Kobe Groom, Daniella Granahan, Ryleigh Malampy, Angelique Calabrese, and Samantha Wynder. Second row: Michaelia Wylie, Kayleen Dolan, Nathan Hughes, Jiana

Moran, Audrey Esser, Dominic Jannuzzi, Hailey Wilgus, and Carly Wywoda. Third row: Seid Cubro, Drew O’Malley, Ashlyn Urbanski, Logan Borsavage, Sarah Venetz, Kameron Barber, Mrs. Pugliese, and Miss Walker.











Date for field day announced at Tenth Street Elementary PTO Meetings

PTO meetings will be the second Tuesday of every month. The next meeting will be Tuesday April 12 at 7 p.m. It is election of officers. Please consider serving on the board. The Gertrude Hawk Candy pick up will be from 4 to 7

p.m. April 12 before the meet- through sixth grades. Informa- rehearsal May 13. ing. Please pick up your candy. tion will be coming home with Spring Dance students. Breakfast with the Students The Spring Fling Dance for third through fifth was recently 10th St will again be having Talent Show a “Breakfast with the Students. Talent show will be May 19 held. The students had a great The dates are April 18 for kin- at the high school. There will time. Thank you to all the pardergarten through second be a practice April 27 at Tenth ents who assisted. grades and April 19 for third Street and a mandatory dress

Field Day

Field Day is scheduled for Friday, June 3. Kindergarten through fifth grades will be in the morning and sixth grade will be in the afternoon.

clean up shortly on a Saturday. Those who volunteered will be called. Anyone else interested please contact Dan Skok at 693-3862. Smencils

Smencils will be sold during There will be a playground lunch on Tuesday’s.

Playground Cleanup

Pittston Area’s Parent Organization to meet on Monday The Pittston Area Parent Organization Class of 2011 will meet Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m. at the senior high cafeteria. This meeting will determine if an all night party will be held. If you have any questions, pleas call Lisa at 655-2744 Senior Interviews

John Baiera was born on March 16, 1993; he is the son of John and Janice and resides in Pittston Twp. His favorite teacher is Mrs. Miller, some of his best friends are Matt Antal, Mike Flannelly, and John Ameen, and he described his high school career as “great”. John’s hobbies are hunting, fishing, and football. His most memorable moment in high school was walking out onto the high school football field. However, if he could do it all over again he would play football all

four years of high school and would study harder. If given the chance he would teach gym and the most challenging part for him was definitely math class. Some of his favorites include eating venison, watching the movie The Dukes of Hazzard and listening to the song “Huntin’ the World”. After graduation, John plans to work and go to college. He’s most looking forward to getting married and building a house. Lyndsie Johndrow lives in Avoca and is the daughter of Dave and Mariarose and she was born on April 21, 1993. During school, Lyndsie was a part of volleyball, Drama Club, and Art Club. She described her high school experience as “…what?” and the worst part for her was waking up at 6 a.m. every morning. Some of her favorite things include the movie

Toy Story, while her favorite food is Mac-n-Cheese. Her favorite teachers are Mr. Zyblicki and Mrs. Distasio, and she can be seen hanging out with her best friends Matt LaPorte and Ashleigh Crispell. Samantha Williams is the daughter of Jennifer and Bryan; she was born on February 23, 1992 and lives in Pittston. Her favorite teachers are Mrs. Vincelli and Mr. Richards. She also has a favorite food, which is spaghetti, and her favorite song is “Just a Dream” by Nelly. Her most memorable moment in high school was when she went to prom in her junior year, while the most challenging part was the PSSA’s her junior year. After graduation, she plans to attend college for nursing and can’t wait to further her career and own her own house when she becomes an adult.

Matt Antal is the son of Bob and Lisa Antal; he was born on March 19, 1993 and lives in Pittston Twp. Matt described his high school experience as “long” and said if he could do it all over again he would change his attitude and study habits. The most challenging part of high school for him was just the classes themselves. His favorite foods are pizza and wings and his favorite song is “Huntin’ the World” which is by his favorite artist, Colt Ford. His best friends are John Baiera, John Ameen, and Mike Flannelly. Matt’s idols are his parents and he can’t wait to be a part of “the real world”. After graduation, he plans to attend college. Ron Pershau, son of Ron and Anna, was born on August 26, 1992 and currently lives in Pittston. His favorite teachers are Mr. Caprari, Mr. Burns and Mr.

Devlin. If he could start high school over again, Perschau would pay attention and come to school every day. He says that the most challenging part of high school was the work. After graduation, he plans to attend a trade college or go right to work. When he becomes an adult, Perschau is most looking forward to being a father. In one word, he described high school as “fun”. Justin McCloe, a resident of Avoca/Pittston, was born on May 14, 1993. He is the son of Dorothy and Vernon. In his free time, Justin can be seen playing football with Anthony Passarella, Antonio Decker, Matt Chesniak and Ryan Kochinowski. His idol is his mother. If he could teach any class in the world, McCloe would teach gym. He says the most challenging part of school was chemistry class. After graduation, he plans

to join the United States Marine Corps. If he could describe high school in one word, it would be “wow”. Taryn Leyshon is the daughter of Stacey and Thomas Leyshon. She was born on February 16, 1993 and currently lives in Pittston. She is part of the Track team, Key Club and FBLA. She says that most challenging part of high school was taking the SATs and ACTs. After graduation, Leyshon plans to go to college. In adulthood, she is most looking forward to getting married and having a good job. If she could start high school again, Taryn says that she would pick harder classes and be in more clubs. If she could teach any class in the world, it would be Algebra. When describing high school in one word, Leyshon used “amazing”.

Middle School to hold Talent Show this Tuesday at high school PSSA Science Assessments

Easter Vacation

The PSSA Science AssessThe Pittston Area School Disments will be given to all eighth trict will be closed from Thursgrade students on Monday, April day, April 21 through Monday, 4 and Tuesday, April 5. April 25 in observance of the Easter holiday. Schools will reoTalent Show pen on Tuesday, April 26 accordDress rehearsal for the Middle ing to the regular schedule. School Talent Show will be held on Tuesday evening at 5:00 p.m. Communications Club at the high school. All performMID-TV’s schedule for 4/04 ers must attend and are respon- through 04/08: Members of the sible for their own transportation Red Team should report to the to and from the high school. TV Studio first thing in the The Talent Show will be held morning. All members are reon Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. in minded to check in with their the High School Auditorium. All homeroom teachers prior to reperformers must meet in the high porting to the studio. school cafeteria no later than 5:40 p.m on the night of the big PA State Police - Camp Cadet Camp Cadet is a summer camp show. for boys and girls from PennsylApril Act 80 Day vania between the ages of twelve Friday, April 15 is an Act 80 to fifteen. The camp is held at Day. Middle School students Penn State Hazleton Campus and staffed by Troopers, local will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m.

police officers and many other volunteers. The goal of Camp Cadet is to introduce participants to the diverse criminal justice system and establish a positive relationship with law enforcement personnel. Camp Cadet is open to all youth and is structured similar to training at the police academy. All participants who attend Camp Cadet are addressed as “Cadet” during the week. Cadets are required to participate in all scheduled events. The camp focuses on discipline, self-esteem, teamwork, drug and alcohol education, violence prevention and many other issues facing today’s youth. Camp Cadet is a non-profit organization. Meals, lodging and programs are provided at no cost to the applicant. Camps are usually funded by various fund raisers and business and community donations. Some Camps may charge a small

Kindergarten Center conducting Colleen Shea fundraiser The Pittston Area School District will be conducting its semiannual Jon L. Stopay Peanut Butter Chiffon Easter Candy Fundraiser to benefit the Colleen Shea Children’s Foundation. The cost is $6 per box. Please turn the order form and money due to your child’s teacher by Friday, April 8. PTO Fundraiser Prize Winners

Ratchford, Room 209. The grand prize winner of the CD Stereo is Jessica Kobi, Room 111. The PTO wishes to thank everyone who helped make the fundraiser a success. ‘ Box Tops

The Kindergarten Center is going to be collecting General Mills Box Tops for Education logos for the 2010-2011 school year. We are asked parents to please begin collecting these box tops over the summer. Please cut the box tops and put in bundles of 50 before you send them to your child’s teacher.

The Pittston Area PTO has announced the Gertrude Hawk Chocolate Fundraiser prize winners. The top sellers for the Kindergarten Center are: 1st prize $50 Toys R Us gift card - Kaiden Thomas, Room 102; 2nd prize $35 Toys R Us gift card - Seth School Delays and Hunt, Room 105; 3rd prize $20 Cancellations In the event school is dismisToys R. Us gift card - Rebecca

sed early due to the weather, please be sure to make arrangements on picking up your child either from school or at the bus stop. The Kindergarten Center will follow the procedure on the back of the Information Sheet that you filled out in September. If any of this information has changed, please call the school immediately. Cancellations are broadcast over the local T.V. stations and radios. You can also check the media’s web sites for the information. The Kindergarten Center is included with "Elementary". If there should be a two hour delay, children report at 11 a.m. A limited breakfast will be served, with first lunch beginning at 11:50 a.m.

Wilkes summer session offers discounted tuition rate College students can make the most of their summer and take advantage of a special tuition rate by registering for summer classes at Wilkes University. Wilkes is offering summer undergraduate classes at the reduced tuition rate of $495 per credit, a rate that is 30 percent less than the standard tuition price. A variety

of courses are offered in programs like engineering, chemistry and communications as well as general education classes in disciplines such as English, psychology, history and math. Taking summer classes allows student to lighten their course load during the regular academic year, catch up on missed classes or gradu-

ate early. Students from any college or university are eligible to register for the classes. The summer schedule includes a three-week pre-session, two five-week daytime sessions and a nine-week evening session. For more information, visit or call (570) 408-4400.

application fee to cover administration costs. For more information, visit the Pennsylvania State Police website: and click “Public Services” then “student programs”, and then “Camp Cadet Programs”

es of 15 and 17. The camp is held at York College in York, PA, and the camp is held from June 12th through June 18th. This program is open to all Pennsylvania youths. For more information, visit the Pennsylvania American Legion website at Legion State Police and click “Programs”, Youth Week then “Student Programs”, then The American Legion State “State Police Youth Week”. Police Youth Week is a leadership summer camp for young Sports Weekly Schedule men and women between the agVisit for

complete and up to date spring sports’ schedules. Middle School Boys’ Baseball: Wednesday, April 6 vs. Nanticoke Area; Saturday, April 9 vs. Dallas Area and Saturday, April 9 at Nanticoke Area Junior High Girls’ Softball: Monday, April 4 at Hazleton Area and Thursday, April 7 vs. Wyoming Valley West Junior High Coed Track and Field: Monday, April 4 vs. Wyoming Valley West


Invites You To Their Annual

NIGHT AT THE RACES Saturday, April 9th At the Jenkins Twp., Volunteer Fire Hall Doors Open at 6:00 p.m., Races begin at 7:00 p.m. Come out and support our boys, the new coaching staff and have a little fun in the process! It is only with your generosity and support that our players will continue to receive everything that they need throughout the season Each horse cost is $10.00. This fee also includes free admission and an all you can eat and drink buffet.

Basket of Cheer and Lottery Tickets Raffles * Instant Bingo * 50/50 Tickets available Horses will be available at the door for $10.00 For more Information contact any of the officers listed or visit our website President: Joe Valkos 570-472-8806 Vice President: Renay Starinsky 570-604-7986 Secretary: Tricia Curtis 570-313-1672 Treasurer: Ralph Emmett 570-947-1723











St. Mary’s Assumption students compete in National History Day

Elvis in the Building

Shawn Klush will be arriving at St. Mary’s on Monday, April 4 at 1:00 dressed as Elvis. The plan for the event is as follows: 1. SMA students will be allowed to dress in 50’s clothing that day, the boys like Elvis and girls in poodle skirts. If they do not wish to dress from the 50’s they may wear “blue” accessories with their school uniforms; such as blue hair ribbons, socks, shirts, ties, and of course (if you have them) blue suede shoes. 2. Students can do Elvis impersonations or Elvis karaoke. The cheerleaders will do a dance to an Elvis song, and the basketball team will do drills to Elvis music. 3. Mr. Shawn Klush will perform as Elvis. 4. The recruitment/retention committee of SMA will present Mr. Klush and his mother with a tribute to Eddie Klush, Shawn Klush’s father who was a maintenance man at SMA for many years and passed away approximately 2 years ago. The tribute will be a special presentation of a plaque and a mural, with some

nice, brief, upbeat stories of Eddie Klush. Mass

Our next school Mass will be on Thursday, April 7 at 10:30 a.m. Kindergarten is preparing the Mass and Msgr. Bendik will be our celebrant. All parents and families are invited to join us. Stations of the Cross

Every Friday during Lent we will have the Stations of the Cross at12:30 p.m. Please join us as we prepare for Easter. Heart Healthy

The annual jump rope eliminations begin next week; eliminations will be held each Tuesday and Wednesday to correspond with gym day uniforms; Student Council reps will announce each week which class is up for elimination; the final round of the contest will be scheduled for early May; each class will be represented in the contest; two prizes will be awarded: one for grades 1-4 and one for 5-8. Bake Sale

Candy Pickup

Gertrude Hawk Candy order will be delivered to the school on Tuesday, April 5. Pick up time is 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. All orders should be opened and checked that night. Any problems must be reported to the school office by Wednesday, April 5th. Problems reported after this time may not be resolved in time for Easter. Forensics Competition Rescheduled

The Spring Diocesan Forensics Competition has been rescheduled for Friday, April 8. The competition will begin at 6:00 p.m. at Gate of Heaven School, Dallas.

$107.00 was raised at last week’s Mission Bake Sale. Thank you to all the parent’s that baked. Every homeroom was able to choose one country to sponsor. Parent Volunteers Needed We are in need of parents to Talent Show volunteer at the Junior AchieveWwo! We really have some ment Center on Oak Street, Pitttalented students here at SMA. ston on Thursday, April 7 from The talent show last Friday was 8:00 a.m. until1:30 p.m. You will wonderful. What a variety of need to pretend to be shop ownperformers from piano players, ers. Our sixth grade will be atgymnasts, martial arts, dancers, tending at this time. If you can ballerinas, and singers. Parents, volunteer please contact the you can be very proud of your school. children. The boys and girls did a great job.

now on edline. The new menu will begin on Monday, April 11 and end the week of May 16. Please keep in mind that during this cycle we will have Easter vacation and field trips will begin. Do not order hot lunch for your child/children if they will be on a Hot Lunch Menu and Pizza trip. Below is a listing of the field Reminder trip dates that we have this far. Field Trip Dates The new six week hot lunch Wednesday, April 27 – Eighth menu and pizza reminder are

Summer Uniforms

Beginning Friday, April 1 the children may begin wearing their summer uniforms. However, please use your discretion when sending your children in shorts until it gets a little warmer.

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Leadership Class at LCCC The Luzerne County Community College Leadership Class of 2011will hold a Professional Networking Forum on Tuesday, April 19, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at the College’s Campus Center Cafeteria. Forum speakers will include Mary Ghilani, director, career services, LCCC; Robert Bogdon, director, marketing, LCCC; and Karla Porter, director of workforce development & HR, Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry. The program will provide information on career building through social and professional networks. The forum is free and open to all members of the College community as well as the public and refreshments will be served.

grade goes to New York City Friday, April 29 - Entire school; Race for Education Monday, May 9 – Second and third grades go to Lehigh Valley Zoo Thursday, May19 – Fourth and fifth grades go to Philadelphia Friday, May 20 – Sixth and seventh grades go to Camden Aquarium & Battleship New Jersey

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St. Mary’s Assumption School in Pittston competed in the regional National History Day competition at Penn State, Wilkes-Barre campus, on March 19. Three performances will be moving on to the state competition at Millersville University on May 11 and 12. First place individual performance winner was Michael Conlon. Michael portrayed a World War I veteran, looking back on the Christmas Day Truce of1914. Second place individual performance winner was Bria Moore. Bria portrayed a World War II bride who chose to work outside of the home. She was met with opposition by her traditional-minded mother-in-law. Second place group performance winners were Thomas Lewis, Laura Mariotti, Lauren Senese, and Kaya Swanek. They portrayed the major conflicting characters during the mine strike of 1902. St. Mary’s Assumption School won second place for the school achievement award in the junior division, competing against ten other schools. Monitors for National History Day at St. Mary’s Assumption are Mrs. Anne Powers, Mrs. Doris Brady and Mrs. Bonnie Blaskiewicz. Everyone at St. Mary’s Assumption is proud of our National History competitors and wishes those moving on to the state competition the best of luck. Pictured at left is Michael Conlon At right in row one are Erin Senese and Elizabeth Boos. Row two: Vienna Donnelly and Elana Clancy. Row three: Ann Lewis, Bria Moore, and Lauren Senese. Row four: Kaya Swanek, Laura Moriotti, and Tommy Lewis. Row five: Mrs. Anne Powers, advisor and Mrs. Doris Brady, advisor. Absent from picture was Michael Conlon and Mrs. Bonnie Blaskiewicz, advisor.











WA High School’s Science Olympiad team takes second place Wyoming Area High School Science Olympiad Team garnered second place out of a field of 31 teams in the C division of the Northeast Regional Competition of the Pennsylvania Science Olympiad which was held on March 9 at the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus. The team has once again qualified and will move on to the State Science Olympiad Competition at Juniata College on April 29. The team competed in 23 individual events and captured two gold medals, two silver medals, four bronze medals, and four fourth place medals. Individual medalists included:First place, Anatomy and Physiology – Maria Marianacci, Leslie Shumlas; First place, Fossils – Leslie Shumlas, Stormy Ruiz; Second place, Microbe Mission – Eric Werbin, Alyssa Cajka; Second place, Forensics – Samantha Scott, Tia Spagnuolo; Thirrd place, Chemistry Lab – Saman-

tha Scott, Tia Spagnuolo; Third place, Optics – Josh Carey, Eric Werbin; Third place, Disease Detectives – Greg Cajka, Stormy Ruiz; Third place, Wind Power – Alyssa Cajka, Josh Carey; Fourth place, Ecology – Samantha Scott, Tia Spagnuolo; Fourth place, Technical Problem Solving – Alyssa Cajka, Greg Cajka; Fourth place, Astronomy – Josh Carey, Greg Cajka; and Fourth place, Write it , Do it – Leslie Shumlas, Stormy Ruiz. Shown in the photo, first row, left to right:Maria Marianacci, Stormy Ruiz, Alyssa Cajka, Samantha Second row: Erica Robaczew- koski, James Scrobola, Eric Szewczyk, Josh Carey, Paul Mi- man, Greg Cajka, David Pizano, Scott, Tia Spagnuolo, Angela ski, Molly Kearns, Damien Rut- Werbin, Davide Fanielli, Nick nelli, Tyler Gfeller, Nancy Ro- and Anne Wall. Coco, and Leslie Shumlas.

WA Catholic students participate in Junior Academy of Science schools and 550 students from across Northeastern Pennsylvania PJAS Region 2 participated at King’s. Pictured are the students surrounding the King’s College mascot. In row one: Carina Forte - Project: Does Alcohol and Tobacco have a Positive or Negative Effect on Plants, Chemistry; Vicky Sidari - Project: Energy Drinks’ Effects on Plant Growth, Botany; Michalene Mecadon - Project: Aluminum vs Wooden Bats, Physics; Megan Moran - Project:What Mouthwash Works the Best?, Physics; Mary Pat Blaskiewicz - Project: How Does Color Affect Heating by Absorption of Light?, Physics; and Madonna Mecadon - Project: Which Candle Burns Longer, Scented or Unscented?, Chemistry. Second row: Ian Madigan Project: Ping Pong Catapult; Peter Kulick - Project: The Electrolyte Challenge: Which Drink has the Most Electrolytes?, Chemistry; Alex Rowan On March 5, ten eighth grade Pennsylvania Junior Academy tion held at King’s College. In - Project: How Does Hockey students participated in the of Science Regional Competi- this regional competition 42 Stick Flex affect the accuracy

and Speed of the Puck?, Phys- Charles Kulick, Marissa Moics; and Gaetano Buonsante - ran, John Morris, Timmy MurProject: The Amount of Preser- phy and Brenna Satkowski. vatives in Fast Food, Chemistry. Mrs. Josephine Toomey is the coach for the Junior Varsity. Dates to Remember Mr. James Renfer is the coach April 5: Mass at St. Cecilia’s for the Varsity Team. Church, fifth grade will lead us Ident-A-Kid in prayer. April 6: End of Third QuarThe Ident-A-Kid program ter will be offered in our school on April 8: Stations of the Cross Tuesday, April 5, 2011. If you at 8:15 a.m., St. Cecilia’s would like to order ID cards for Church your child, please obtain a form April 13: Report Cards from the office. Thank you! Spring Forensics Competition

Kindergarten Vision and Screening

The Spring Forensics Competition (postponed from March 23rd) will be held Friday, April 8 at Gate of Heaven in Dallas. The competition will begin at 6:00 PM. The Wyoming Area Catholic Students competing are: Varsity: Lauren Aldrich, Mary Pat Blaskiewicz, Juliana Buonsante, Alexia Mazzarella, Justin Renfer and Isabella Romani. Junior Varsity: Nicole Cirelli,

The annual vision and screening for students entering kindergarten at Wyoming Area Catholic will be held on Friday, April 8th beginning at 11:00 AM. For more information call the school at 654-7982. Labels

Please keep sending in Campbell Soup Labels and Box Tops for Education. The containers for the labels are in the main hallway.

LCCC to hold financial aid night at mall kiosk on April 7

The Luzerne County Community College Financial Aid Office will hold a Financial Aid Night at the Wyoming Valley Mall at the College’s kiosk across from CVS on Thursday, April 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Representatives from the College’s Financial Aid Office

will be available to answer questions on the financial aid process for students and families. The Financial Aid Night is free and open to the public. Shown are, from left, seated are Adriann Ferro, Plymouth, clerk/secretary, financial aid,

LCCC; Mary Kosin, Kingston, director, financial aid, LCCC; and Krista Nice, Swoyersville, admissions recruiter, LCCC. Standing are Ed Hennigan, Wyoming, assistant director, admissions, LCCC; and Francis Curry, Forty Fort, director, admissions, LCCC.

LCCC to hold Information Night

Luzerne County Community College will hold an information night for its hospitality and culinary programs on Wednesday, April 13, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute in downtown Nanticoke. Information regarding the College’s pastry arts management, culinary arts, and hospital-

ity business management programs will be available as well as information on enrollment procedures, tuition and financial aid. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to meet with faculty members to discuss educational and career opportunities. Gourmet food and pastry dem-

onstrations will be prepared and served by students in the LCCC pastry arts program. The information night is free and open to the public. For more information, call LCCC at 740-0343 or 740-0516 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7343 or 7516.

Upward Bound Alumni Board sponsors annual Pin Dinner The Upward Bound Program at Wilkes University held its 19th annual Pin Dinner on March 9. Sponsored by the Upward Bound Alumni Advisory Board, the pinning ceremony recognizes the senior students who will be graduating from Upward Bound in May. Since 1967, Upward Bound has been preparing area high school students for college. The Upward Bound Alumni Advisory Board was formed in 1992 to provide support to programs and current students through participation as mentors, teachers, fund raisers, and speakers for educational opportunity pro-

grams. The dinner was held in the ballroom of the Henry Student Center. Shawn Booker, class of ’95 and president of the Upward Bound Alumni Association, began the evening by welcoming students, parents, faculty, and alumni. Alumna Karen Rafalko ’10 gave the “meaning of the pin” speech. The pins were presented to the class of 2011 by alumni Shawn Booker, Peggy Randazzo, and Sarah Lloyd. Pictured from left to right in first row are Gabrielle Johnson, Connections Academy; Minerva Gaspar, Coughlin; Michelle Frazier,

Wyoming Valley West; Nancy Pacheco, GAR; and Essence Gibson, GAR Second row: Kathleen Prest, Pittston; Katie Golya, GAR; Eran Castro, Wyoming Valley West; Jessica Curtis, Hanover; Kyle Magda, Pittston; and Eric Killen, Hanover. Third row: Jessie Napkora, Pittston; Michael Conklin, Wyoming Valley West; Krysta Henderson, GAR; Brandon Baker, Holy Redeemer; Alyssa Andes, Northwest; Lacey McCourt, Northwest; and Taryn Leyshon, Pittston. Absent from photo: Crystal Koch, Meyers; and Noelle Visconte, Meyers.




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Legals/ Public Notices

ESTATE NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary have been granted in the Estate of ANTHONY P. NARDONE, a/k/a/ ANTHONY NARDONE, late of the Borough of West Pittston, who died February 27, 2011. All persons indebted to said Estate are requested to make payment and those having claims to present the same, without delay, to the Executrices, CAMILLE POLI and ANNETTE ADAIR and their Attorneys. Saporito, Saporito & Falcone 490 North Main St. Pittston, Pa 18640

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Pittston, at a meeting to be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 35 Broad Street, Pittston, Pennsylvania to consider the following Ordinance (of which is only a summary) on second and final reading. “AN ORDINANCE” File of Council No. 4 (2011) “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, REGULATING STORMWATER MANAGEMENT.” The full text of File of Council No. 4 {2011} is available for public inspection at the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 35 Broad Street, Pittston, Pennsylvania, during regular office hours of 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday thru Friday {except on holidays}. The City of Pittston does not discriminate on the basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, Religion, Age, Disability or Family Status in Employment or the Provision of Services. Any person with a disability requiring special accommodation to attend this meeting should notify the City Clerk’s office at 570-6540513, as early as possible, but not later than 3 to 5 work days prior to this meeting. Joseph Moskovitz, City Clerk City Of Pittston

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ESTATE NOTICE Letters Testamentary on the Estate of Stanley Chilson, a/k/a Stanley J. Chilson, a/k/a Stanley J. Chilson Sr., late of 211 Roberts Road, Jenkins Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, deceased (died on January 10, 2011) having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment and those having claims will present them for settlement to: Stanley Chilson, Jr., a/k/a Stanley J. Chilson, Jr., 4700 Redwood Court, Doylestown, PA 18902, Executor or to: Peter R. Henninger, Jr., Esq Jones & Henninger, P.C. 339 W. Governor Rd., Ste 201 Hershey, PA 17033

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ESTATE NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary have been granted in the Estate of ARLENE RUSSO, late of the City of Pittston, who died March 6, 2011. All persons indebted to said Estate are requested to make payment and those having claims to present the same, without delay, to the Executrix, PAMELA KARALUNAS and her Attorneys. Saporito, Saporito & Falcone 490 North Main St. Pittston, Pa 18640


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Notice is hereby given that the Board of School Directors of the Pittston Area School District, in their capacity as members of the Pittston Area School District Education Improvement Tax Credit-Tax Exempt Organization, Inc., A Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation (The “Corporation”), will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 6:30 P.M. in the library of the Pittston Area Senior High School, 5 Stout St., Yatesville, Pittston, PA, for the purpose of conducting an annual meeting of the Corporation and to elect a Board of Directors thereof. By Order of the Board Deborah A. Rachilla Secretary

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Bankruptcy $595 Guaranteed Low Fees Atty Kurlancheek 825-5252 W-B


Looking for the right deal on an automobile? Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions! DIVORCE No Fault $295 Atty. Kurlancheek 800-324-9748 W-B


for all legal matters Attorney Ron Wilson 570-822-2345 SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY Free Consultation. Contact Atty. Sherry Dalessandro 570-823-9006

ATVs/Dune Buggies


Honda 120 motor, Kirkey seat, new brake system, A-Main feature wins Asphalt/Dirt, Many Extras, Value $6,000, Sell for $2,999 Call (570) 954-2749

4x4, automatic, 620 miles. $3,200. (570) 592-8514


175,000 miles, automatic, front wheel drive, 4 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, power seats, cruise control, AM/FM radio, cassette player, CD player, keyless entry, leather interior, rear defroster. $3,195. (570)459-2207 Call after 3:00 p.m.



Auto Parts

(One child per photo)


AWD, 6 cylinder, Silver, 52,600 miles, sunroof, heated seats, Bose sound system, 6 CD changer, satellite radio, Onstar, parking assist, remote keyless entry, electronic keyless ignition, & more! $17,600 570-881-2775


Silver beauty, 1 Owner, Museum quality. 4,900 miles, 6 speed. All possible options including Navigation, Power top. New, paid $62,000 Must sell $45,900 570-299-9370

CHEVROLET `09 EQUINOX Low mileage, 15000

miles, automatic, all-wheel drive, 4 door, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, cruise control, AM/FM radio, cassette player, CD player, keyless entry, rear defroster, rear windshield wiper, tinted windows. $17,500. (570) 954-9333 Call after 9:00 a.m.


Auto Parts

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CHEVROLET 2010 CAMARO V-6 Victory Red,

Rare, Exclusive Opportunity To Own...

black interior, all bells and whistles. $25,000 570-706-6489


‘26 FORD MODEL T Panel Delivery

Light green, 18,000 miles, loaded, leather, wood trim, $24,000. 570-222-4960 leave message

100 point Concours quality restoration. Red with black fenders. Never Driven. 0 miles on restoration. RARE! $40,000 $38,000

CHRYSLER `02 PT CRUISER Inferno Red, flame


design. Chrome wheels. 47,000 miles, one owner. Looks and runs great. New inspection. $6,875 Call (570) 472-1854

FORD `04 MUSTANG Mach I, 40th

ANNIVERSARY EDITION V8, Auto, 1,200 miles, all options, show room condition. Call for info. Asking $24,995 Serious inquiries only. 570-636-3151

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

FORD `07 MUSTANG GT Premium package,

silver, black leather interior, 5 speed manual. 20,000 miles. $18,900 (570) 868-3832


Convertible, 55,000 original miles 5.0 auto, some engine upgrades. Garaged showcar. $8200 (570) 283-8235


Auto., sunroof, alloy wheels, 44K miles, silver with black cloth, new Blizzaks, KBB over $16,000, Must sell! $12,900 Call after 5 pm. 570-477-2677

HONDA `09 PILOT Low mileage,

24.000 miles, four wheel drive, 4 door, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, all power, CD changer, rear windshield wiper, custom wheels, $22,900. (570) 313-2749


Blue, 5 speed manual, CD, Air, factory alarm, power windows & locks. 38K. $7,500 negotiable. Call 570-540-6236


ALL JUNK CARS CA$H PAID 570-301-3602

MAZDA `04 3

Hatchback, 92,000 miles. Excellent condition. auto, sunroof, premium sound and alloy wheels. $8,300 (570) 864-2337

MAZDA `04 RX-8 Hunter Green, 80,000 miles. New brakes & rotors. New alignment. Two new rear tires. No accidents.

PRICE REDUCED $8,000 or best offer. For more information, call (570) 332-4213

MERCEDES-BENZ `01 C-240 121,000 miles. Loaded, leather seats, 4 door. $5,200 Call 570-283-1800 M-F, 9am - 5pm All other times (570) 388-6422

MERCEDES-BENZ `09 300C Low mileage,


Metallic Green Exterior & Tan Interior, 5 Speed Transmission, Heated Seats. 2nd Owner, 66k Miles. Excellent Condition, Garage Kept, Excellent Gas Mileage. Carfax available. Price reduced $7,995 or trade for SUV or other. Beautiful / Fun Car. 570-388-6669

412 Autos for Sale

77K highway miles, Excellent condition, dealer serviced. Sun roof, heated seats. $15,500. Call 570-288-3916



BMW `93 325 IC Convertible,

412 Autos for Sale

MERCEDES-BENZ `05 240C 4Matic, V6 - Gray,

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Drop off or return this completed form with your photo and a check to: The Times Leader, Easter Eggstravaganza, 15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope to have your photo returned or pick it up at our office after April 26th. Include name and age of child on back of photo. Or, e-mail your photo along with the information below to All entries must include phone number.

Mon. – Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

leather interior. Infiniti sound system. 151k miles. REDUCED! $1,300 or best offer. 570-283-8202

$300 and Up $125 extra if driven, pulled or pushed in. NOBODY Pays More

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Send your photo to arrive by Friday, April 15 at 5:00 p.m.

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

Autos under $5000



Autos under $5000

CADILLAC `94 DEVILLE SEDAN 94,000 miles,


Celebrate the holiday with a photo of your child in our special Easter Eggstravaganza section publishing on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011.

Molly Branley Age 9

Attorney Services

miles, winch, heated grips. $4,650. 570-239-2877

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Legals/ Public Notices

26,000 miles, allwheel drive, 4 door, air conditioning, all power, GPS/navigation system, leather interior, sun/moon roof, new sport and luxury package, black in color. $36,000. (570) 313-2749

13,000 Original Miles Exquisite Red with candy clear coat, black top with beige leather interior. Digital gauge package & optional chrome & gold alloy wheels. Convertible. Beautiful, Must Sell! $31,000 $29,900


Blue-Sapphire Beauty! Beautiful condition. Garage kept 26,000 miles. All available options fully loaded. 4 door. Grey leather interior $7,900

From an Exotic, Private Collection

Call 570-650-0278

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. $31,000. Call 825-6272

MERCEDES-BENZ `95 SL 500 Convertible, with

removable hard top, dark Blue, camel interior, Summer Driving Only, Garage Kept. Very Good Condition, No Accidents. Classy Car. Price Reduced! $13,995 or trade for SUV or other. 570-388-6669

NISSAN `06 SENTRA 1.8 S, Special

Edition, Power steering, brakes, windows & locks. 6 CD changer. Excellent condition, 43K. $12,500. 570-881-6897


Low mileage, 18000 miles, automatic, front wheel drive, 4 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, power seats, all power, cruise control, GPS/navigation system, AM/FM radio, CD changer, Mp3 player, keyless entry, leather interior, sun/moon roof, rear defroster, new floor mats, Winter Frost pearl paint, heated seats, side mirror defroster, backup camera, auto rear view mirror dimmer, Bluetooth, phone, nav., & radio controls on steering wheel, 4.5 years remaining on 7 year 100,000 miles Nissan bumper to bumper Premium Warranty included, EXCELLENT CONDITION Altima HYBRID 35city/33 highway mpg. $18,900. 570-371-9001 Call after 5:00 p.m.

PONTIAC ‘69 FIREBIRD 400 CONVERTIBLE Blue/white top & white interior. Recent documented frame-off restoration. Over $31,000 invested. will sell $21,500. 570-335-3127


T-top, 5 speed. AM/FM/CD, AC, power antenna. New tires. No rust. Great condition.


(570) 708-0269 after 6:00PM

412 Autos for Sale


Great convertible, black top, 6 speed manual transmission, carbon fiber dash, leather interior, front & rear trunk, fast & agile. $18,000 or best offer. Call 570-262-2478

SALEEN `02 SE 281 Convertible, silver on black, garage kept, Production #351. 14,500 miles. Asking $23,500, Serious inquiries only! 570-477-3600


Low mileage, 42,000 miles, 4 speed, front wheel drive, 2 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, cruise control, AM/FM radio, CD player, Mp3 player, keyless entry, sun/moon roof, rear defroster, tinted windows. $14,200. (570) 443-7522 Call before 9:30 p.m.

TOYOTA `06 AVALON New tires, new

brakes, Inspected March 4, AC, AVPS, Fully loaded, 18,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty. 90,000 miles. $12,900. (570) 881-3712

Volkswagen ‘03 GTI moonroof, 5 speed, loaded,$9750 excellent condition, 570-578-2149

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CADILLAC `80 COUPE DEVILLE Excellent condition, $3,000 located in Hazleton. 570-454-1945 or 561-573-4114

Selling your Camper? Place an ad and find a new owner. 570-829-7130


New 350 motor and new transmission. REDUCED TO $5,000 FIRM (570) 906-1771


2 door post car, in good condition for age. Serious inquiries only, call for details. $8,500 or best offer. Call Steve at 570-407-0531


Any Condition! Courteous, Fast Professional Buyer. Licensed & Bonded 1-800-850-3656


STATION WAGON V8, automatic, 8 passenger, 3rd seat, good condition, 2nd owner. $9,500. 570-579-3517

FORD `66

Mustang Coupe. Pearl white, pony interior. Pristine condition. 26K miles. $17,000 or best offer. (570) 817-6768

LINCOLN `88 TOWN CAR 61,000 original

miles, garage kept, triple black, leather interior, carriage roof, factory wire wheels, loaded, excellent condition. $5,500. Call Mike 570-237-7660

MAZDA `88 RX-7

CONVERTIBLE 1 owner, garage kept, 65k original miles, black with grey leather interior, all original & never seen snow. $8,900. Call 570-237-5119


15TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION. 1 of 600 made, all available options, 63K miles, V8, auto. T-roof, $7,995. Call 570-817-2577
















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

**Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 4/4/11.

Auto., AM/FM/CD, Anti-Theft Sys., Tilt, Side Curtain Air Bags, Fog Lights, 15” Alloy Wheels, Driver’s Group, Instrument Cluster, Message Center, Keyless Entry, Pwr. Side Mirrors, PL, PW, AC, Sirius Satellite Radio

Auto., AM/FM/6 Disc CD, Anti-Theft Sys., Side Curtain Air Bags, Tilt, 16” Europlange Wheels, AC, Fog Lamps. Driver’s Group, Instrument Cluster, Pwr. Side Mirrors, PW, PL, Message Center, Keyless Entry, Sirius Satellite Radio, Enhanced Suspension,


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NEW 2011 FORD F-150 REGULAR CAB 4X4 3.7 V6 Engine, XL Plus Pkg., Cruise, AM/FM/CD, MyKey System, Pwr. Equipment Group, Pwr. Mirrors, 40/20/40 Cloth Seat, XL Decor Group





*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 4/4/11.


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



All Wheel Drive, XLS, Auto., 16” Steel Wheels, Keyless Entry with Remote, Pwr. Door Locks, Pwr. Windows, AC, Safety Canopy, Side Air Bags






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*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 4/4/11.

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 4/4/11.

NEW 2011 FORD MUSTANG COUPE NEW 2011 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4X4 Auto., Driver/Passenger Side Impact Air Bags, Rear Spoiler, Air, PW, Sport Appearance MPG Pkg., Security Pkg., PDL, Remote Keyless Entry, 17” Alum. Wheels


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


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*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 4/4/11.

NEW 2011 FORD TAURUS SEL Auto., 3.5L V6, SYNC, Reverse Sensing Sys, AM/FM/CD, Keyless Entry with Keypad, PW, PDL, 18” Alum Wheels, MPG Sirius Satellite Radio, Anti-Theft Perimeter Alarm

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*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 4/4/11.

NEW 2011 FORD EDGE AWD Auto., ABS, V6, CD, Remote Keyless Entry, Rear Spoiler, Safety Canopy, PW, PDL, Anti-Theft Sys., Side Impact Air Bags, Personal Safety Sys., Sirius Satellite Radio, Auto. Headlamps,Convenience Group, Reverse Sensing, 18” Alum. Wheels, Pwr. Driver’s Seat, MyKey, MyFord LCD Display, Cruise, Dual Elec. Climate Control


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*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 4/4/11.

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72 Mos.

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 4/4/11.

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

Just Minutes from Scranton or W-B


*Tax and tags extra. Security Deposit Waived. All factory rebates applied including Off Lease Rebate. **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. See salesperson for details. All payments subject to credit approval by the primary lending source, Tier 0 rate. Special APR financing cannot be combined with Ford cash rebate. “BUY FOR” prices are based on 72 month at $18.30 per month per $1000 financed with $2,500 down (cash or trade). Photos of vehicles are for illustration purposes only. Coccia Ford is not responsible for any typographical errors. No Security Deposit Necessary. See dealer for details. Sale ends APRIL 4, 2011.

SUNDAY DISPATCH 415 Autos-Antique & Classic


REDUCED!! This model only produced in 1967 & 1968. All original 45,000 miles, Color Burgundy, cloth & vinyl interior, 350 rocket engine, 2nd owner. Fender skirts, always garaged. Trophy winner at shows. Serious inquiries only, $7,500. 570-690-0727


Rumble seat, coupe Good condition. Call for details (570) 881-7545

TANK ‘07 VISION 2007 Tank Motor

Sports Vision Motorcycle. 250 cc, Brand new. 0 miles. $2,400. For more information call Tom at 570-825-2114


Boats & Marinas


Fiberglass boat with trailer. Outboard propulsion. Includes: 2 motors Erinmade, “Lark II series”





19’, 4.0 Outboard motor, good condition. $6,000 or best offer. Call 570-722-4077


Commercial Trucks & Equipment


C70. 24’ box. Lift gate, many new parts. $1,900. (570)675-7546

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

Only 12,000 miles. Vehicle in like new condition. $21,900. 570-288-4322

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

FORD ‘99 E350 BUCKET VAN Triton V8. 2 speed

boom; 92,000miles; $9999 or best price. Great condition. Call 570-675-3384 or 570574-7002



HARLEY DAVIDSON ` 06 SOFTTAIL NIGHTTRAIN Dark gray metallic, new rr tire & brakes, many extras. $10,900 (570) 592-4982


Road King 19,000 miles, new tires, lots of extra chrome. Like New. $12,900. Call 570-639-1989 or 570-760-1023

HONDA ‘04 SHADOW SABRE 1100 black, 13,500

miles. Windshield, saddle bag. Excellent condition. $4,500. Call (570) 852-9455


2004 CRF 100. Excellent condition. $1500 or best offer. 570-498-7702


Vulcan Classic 1500 Black and chrome. Fuel injected. 21” windshield. Passenger backrest. Floor boards. Remainder of warranty. Expires Feb., 2012. Kept in heated garage! Never damaged. 7,000 miles. Great condition! $6,800 570-574-9217


1100 Custom. 5800 miles, light bar, cobra exhaust, windshield, many extras, must sell. $5,995. Call 570-301-3433



Floorboards,V&H Pipes, White walls,Garage Kept. 6K Miles $5,500 (570) 430-0357


750cc. 8,000 miles, saddlebags, windshield, back rest, Black & Pearl, Excellent Condition. Must See. Asking $2,499. Call after 4. 570-823-9376

YAMAHA` 08 R1 BEAUTIFUL BIKE Perfect condition.

3700 miles, new rear tire, undertail kit, cover. Price negotiable $7,900 570-852-9072

YAMAHA` 09 TT-R 110


Low riding hours. excellent condition. blue and white in color. Comes with chest protector and helmet $1,400. (570) 313-2749


Like New. Less than 1000 miles. White and chrome. Garage kept. $6,300 (570) 817-8127

442 RVs & Campers



14’ fiberglass fishing boat, tri-hull (very stable), 25 HP Tahatsu outboard, Full Galvanized Trailer. Perfect Condition. Built in fuel tank. All new in ‘01. $2,500 570-256-7311


Super Lite Fifth Wheel. LCD/DVD flat screen TV, fireplace, heated mattress, ceiling fan, Hide-a-Bed sofa, outside speakers & grill, 2 sliders, aluminum wheels, water purifier, awning, microwave oven, tinted safety glass windows, raised panel fridge & many accessories & options. Excellent condition, $22,500. 570-868-6986


Gulf Stream Conquest Motor Home. 31’, 460 V8, all options. 37K miles. Excellent condition. $17,000. Call 570-868-5385

SUNLINE `06 SOLARIS Travel Trailer. 29’,

mint condition, 1 slide out a/c-heat. Stove, microwave, fridge, shower inside & out. Many more extras. Reduced. $15,500. Call 570-842-6735

SUNLITE CAMPER 22 ft. 3 rear bunks,

center bathroom, kitchen, sofa bed. Air, Fully self contained. Sleeps 6. New tires, fridge awning. $4500. 215-322-9845

Susquehanna RV

“A Camper’s Best Friend” Rt. 11 BloomsburgDanville Highway


TRAVEL TRAILER 33 ft Rear queen master

bedroom, Walk thru bathroom. Center kitchen + dinette bed. Front extra large living room + sofa bed. Big View windows. Air, awning, sleeps 6, very clean, will deliver. Located in Benton, Pa. $4,900. 215-694-7497


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


loaded, 1 owner, 18,000 miles. 6 cylinder. New inspection, tires & brakes. Like new, inside & out. $16,900. Call (570) 540-0975


CONVERSION VAN Loaded. Low miles. Excellent condition.




miles. Well equipped. Includes On-Star, tow package, roof rack, running boards, remote starter, extended warranty. $16,000 (570) 825-7251

CHEVROLET `06 SILVERADO 1500 4X4 pickup, extended cab, 6 1/2 ft. box, automatic. Pewter. 48,000 miles. Excellent condition. $17,000 Negotiable (570) 954-7461


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

CHEVROLET `07 TRAILBLAZER LS Perfect condition, 17,000 miles. Asking $20,000 570-332-3681

CHEVY `05 EQUINOX LT (premium pack-

age), 3.4L, 47,000 miles. All wheel drive, power moonroof, windows, locks & seats. Leather interior, 6 cd changer, rear folding seats, keyless entry, onstar, roof rack, running boards, garage kept. $14,750. 570-362-1910



Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


Pearl white, all leather. Fully loaded with all options. Navigation system, entertainment DVD package, 3rd row seating, climate control seats, sun roof, excellent condition. $14,995. 570-301-2244


Custom Van. 67K miles. Interior has oak wood trim, carpeting, storage areas, TV, rear seat convertible to double bed, curtains. Seats 7. Power windows & seats. Custom lighting on ceiling. New exhaust system. New rear tires. Recently inspected. Excellent condition. $4,800. Call 570-655-0530

SL. AWD, 1 owner, no accidents. 4 door hatchback, 6 cylinder, roof rails, dark gray, black interior. Premium wheels, new tires, brakes extra set of snows. Premium sound/Bose/bluetooth, XM radio. Intelligent key entry. Newly inspected 36,900 miles $19,500 (570) 371-7227

DODGE `10 GRAND CARAVAN Only 17k miles.

HONDA `10 ODYSSEY Special Edition.

Fully loaded. Excellent condition. Factory & extended warranty. $17,995 (570) 690-2806

To place your ad call...829-7130


Dakota with cap. 1 owner, garage kept, very good condition. Many extras including lift & back seat. 29 MPG gas. (570) 868-0944


250 Super Duty with slide-in camper new tires, 4 door, 8’ bed. Soft and hardtop for bed covers., Good condition. Sold together or separately $10,900 (570) 639-5478

FORD `03 F150 LARIAT Contractor ready

with ladder rack & tool box, 4x4 diesel, under 97K. Great condition, $17,000 or best offer. 570-925-2845

FORD `99 E250

Wheelchair Van 78,250 miles. Fully serviced, new battery, tires & rods. Seats 6 or 3 wheelchairs. Braun Millennium lift with remote. Walk up door. Front & rear A/C. Power locks & windows. Excellent condition. $9,500. 570-237-6375

HONDA `03 ODYSSEY High mileage,

140000 miles, automatic, front wheel drive, 4 door, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, AM/FM radio, CD player, rear defroster, rear windshield wiper, $5,990 (570) 606-4198

HUMMER ‘05 H2 Yellow with black

leather interior. Front & rear heated seats. Many chrome accessories. $28,500 or best offer. Call (570) 788-9826 or (570) 956-8547 Leave Message


Refurbished, rebuilt engine, transmission replaced. Rear-end removed and relubed. Brand new 10’ dump. PA state inspected. $12,900/best offer. 570-594-1496

Maroon, Fully loaded. Leather seats. TV/DVD, navigation, sun roof plus many other extras. 3rd seat. Only 1,900 Miles. Brand New. Asking $37,000 (570) 328-0850

SUZUKI `09 GRAND4x4. VITARA166 Luxury

horsepower 4 cylinder, 4 mode full time 4 wheel drive. 1,269 miles. 4 wheel anti lock disc brakes. Leather, heated seats. Power seats, mirrors, locks & sunroof. 6 cd changer with 8 speakers. Cruise & tilt. Smart pass keyless entry start. $19,000. Call 570-401-3714


FREIGHTLINER ’97 MIDROOF 475 CAT & 10 speed transmission. $12,000 FREIGHTLINER ’99 CONDO 430 Detroit, Super 10 transmission. Asking $15,000. ‘88 FRUEHAUF 45’ with sides. All aluminum, spread axle. $6,500. 2 storage trailers. 570-814-4790


International-Prices starting at $2,295. Box Truck, Cab & Chassis available. Call U-haul 570-822-5536


Auto Parts



BEST PRICES IN THE AREA CA$H ON THE $POT, Free Anytime Pickup 570-301-3602 SUNVISOR: Lund 99-06 Chevy/GMC fullsize pickup also Tahoe, new condition $125 firm after 3pm 655-3197

JEEP `07 WRANGLER X 4x4, stick shift, soft

top. Red exterior, well maintained, garage kept. 11,500 miles, one owner. AC, CD player, cruise control. Tow package with cargo carrier. Excellent condition. $18,700 Call 570-822-9680

KIA `02 SEDONA EX, Van, Sunroof.

61,000 miles. Loaded. Good condition. $5000 or best offer. 570-606-7654

LEXUS `04 GX 470

Black with dark gray leather interior. DVD player. Fully loaded. 92,000 miles. Excellent condition. $19,000 (570) 675-4424

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.

506 Administrative/ Clerical


Needed for growing construction company. Must know Quickbooks & Excel. Construction office experience and/or notary certification a big plus. Invoicing, bid preparation, & all other general office duties. Competitive wage according to experience. Please email resume to: ceatrucking@ No phone calls please.


Part time, with potential for full time. Flexible hours and Saturday mornings a must! Send resume to: The Times Leader Box 2480 15 N Main St Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

507 Banking/Real Estate/Mortgage Professionals


Cash handling experience a plus, computer and communication skills necessary.Required work days are Monday thru Friday and some Saturdays. Applications are available at 881 Mundy Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. No phone calls please.


P & G Federal Credit Union is seeking a Vice President of Operations who is responsible for assisting the Credit Union CEO/President in the overall management of the credit union. This position has direct responsibility for the administration and supervision of front end and branch activities within established policies and guidelines. Participate in the strategic planning and the development of credit union policies, procedures and goals. Develop, implement and maintain operational procedures to maximize efficiency. Oversee the development and monitoring of performance standards. A minimum of five (5) years senior management experience with a financial institution required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred. P & G Credit Union offers an outstanding benefit package. Visit our website at Interested candidates should send their resume along with salary requirements on or before April 15, 2011 to the following address or email: P & G Mehoopany Employees Federal Credit Union Attn: Kathy Stanziale VP of Human Resources P.O. Box 210 Tunkhannock, PA 18657 Equal Opportunity Employer

518 Customer Support/Client Care


Seeking full and part-time representative to handle customer relation issues with our owner base. Good phone etiquette a plus. This is not a telemarketing position. Call for personal interview. Vacation Charter, Ltd. 1-800-598-5238 Ext. 98

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Education/ Training

COACH: Applications will be accepted for the following position:


Salary as per contractual agreement ACT 34 - ACT 151 ACT 114 Clearances Required and all pre-employment requirements in accordance with district policy. Please send applications to: Mr. George Cosgrove Superintendent, 5 Stout Street Pittston, PA 18640. Applications will be received in the Office of the Superintendent from Wednesday, March 30th, to Tuesday, April 12th, 2011. An Equal Opportunity Employer


Openings available in the Tunkhannock Area School District for Varsity Football Assistant Coaches, Freshman Football Head Coach, and Freshman Football Assistant Head Coach. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest to Mr. Richard Bombick, Director of Human Resources, 41 Philadelphia Ave., Tunkhannock, PA 18657. All clearances (#114 FBI Fingerprint, Criminal check #34, Child Abuse #151 and TB) must be secured. Deadline for applications: April 8, 2011 EOE.

DAYCARE STAFF NEEDED Experience a must.

Early Childhood Education a plus. To inquire call Scott at 570-655-1012.


Education/ Training

EDUCATORS We Are Seeking Certified Staff 2010-2011 Secondary Math Teacher Certified School Nurse, RN Title One Reading Specialist Physical Science Teacher PMCS-Monroe Cty. Please fax your resume to: 570-894-2793

TEACHING POSITION Immediate opening days & evenings for full time and adjunct faculty in Electrical Trades program. Minimum 3 years work experience in field. Teaching experience a plus but not required. Fax resume to: 570-287-7936 Or send to Director of Education Fortis Institute 166 Slocum Street Forty Fort, PA 18704

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

527 Food Services/ Hospitality

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels is now hiring for: •Shift Managers and crew for new WilkesBarre Walmart location.


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548 Medical/Health


Healthcare Services Group at Highland Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is currently accepting applications for part time Dietary Aides. Apply in person Monday - Friday between the hours of 9am-4pm at: 750 Schooley Ave. Exeter, PA 18643


Apply in person at either mall location.

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

MAINTENANCE / SET-UP MECHANIC Fifty year old locally owned and operated company seeking reliable, self motivated individual with excellent work history for the position of maintenance/set-up mechanic and duties relative to a manufacturing environment. Candidates should have the understanding of pneumatics and hydraulics and their relation to the operations on production machinery, and at least basic electrical knowledge. Person will mainly be responsible for the maintenance, setup, and start up of production machinery and ensuring proper machine operation during the course of production but will also assist in other areas throughout the manufacturing facility. Some moderately heavy lifting involved. We offer competitive wages, health and dental insurance, retirement and life insurance benefits, and an excellent working environment. Position is day shift, Monday thru Friday. Please send resume and salary requirements to: P.O. Box 1126 Kingston, Pa. 18704 or fax them to 570-287-1152.

Logistics/ Transportation


CDL Class A

Needed for a paving company. Experience necessary. 570-474-6329


DRIVERS: Top Pay & Sign on Bonus Regional- No Touch-Mostly Drop and Hook-CDL-A 1 year experience required- Longevity, Safety and Recruiting BonusesHealth, Dental & Vision Benefits after 90 Days– Paid Life Insurance; Vacation & HolidaysApply: http://www. OR 866-460-8464

Immediate full-time/ part-time openings with leading optical chain. Great salary, commissions, benefits, & 401k. Experience preferred but not necessary. Call 570-822-5900. EOE.

•Shift managers for its Wyoming Valley and Steamtown Mall locations.


Logistics/ Transportation





Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

Full time position available, Monday through Friday 8:45am to 5:00pm. Duties include but are not limited to initial client intake and scheduling, file and office management, new client paperwork, and some switchboard coverage. A high school diploma is required; must be experienced in computer use, especially Microsoft Office. Knowledge with insurances is a plus. Catholic Social Services is an equal opportunity employer. Resumes to: Catholic Social Services Attn: Kelli James 33 East Northampton Street, WilkesBarre, PA 18701

The Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Positions Available

CNA’s 7-3 Shift Part Time (5-9 days bi-weekly) with benefits



ASSISTANT MANAGER Our goal is to provide fast, friendly service to our customers and a shiny clean car. Training for assistant car wash manager will be “ground up.” Concentration will be on customer service, quality control, production, equipment maintenance, and maintaining a spotless facility. This is fast-paced, physical, outdoor work, 45-50 hours per week with one weekend shift. Applicants must be dependable with a solid work history, excellent people skills, and a desire to develop professionally in a new career. We’re really in the people business – we just happen to wash cars. We offer above average pay, health care, paid vacation, and a family-friendly atmosphere. Apply in person at Orloski’s Wash & Lube, 295 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre. E.O.E.


Hiring 50. Vehicle required, $8-$30 per hour. Will train. 570-714-FLAG. EOE


Part time day shift. Must have driver’s license and some mechanical experience helpful. Call Joe 570-237-6671.

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Responsibilities Include: • Production scheduling. • Equipment planning. • Execute the daily production plan by shuffling resources as necessary. • Ensure operator performance to standards. • Work with engineering to improve manufacturing methods. • Enable round-theclock communications. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. • 3-5 year supervisory experience preferred. • Experience in Metal Working Industry skills desired Competitive Salary and Benefits package. Send resume to: c/o The Times Leader Box 2485 15 N. Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250


Sales/Retail/ Business Development


Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

Local sales operation is looking for an experienced telemarketer/in side account executive for it’s NEPA location. Qualified individual will setup appointments for outside sales representatives with businesses in NEPA. Some clients are existing customers. COLD CALLING IS REQUIRED! Position is fulltime with health benefits, paid vacation, hourly and bonus pay.


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Business Opportunities

Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades


SATURDAY, April 9, 2011 8:30AM- 12:30PM Location of Job Fair: Hazleton Site Contractors

Humboldt Industrial Park, 40 Elm Road, Hazleton, PA

Various Opportunities Lehigh Valley Area

Heavy Civil Bridge Estimator and Project Manager

Locust Ridge Site Contractors - Pocono Lake, PA 2nd and 3rd Shift - Heavy Diesel Truck Mechanic Laborer, Equipment Operator

Hazleton Site Contractors-Hazleton, PA Lehigh Valley Site Contractors-Easton, PA 2nd or 3rd Shift Heavy Diesel Truck Mechanic

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Air Conditioners

AIR CONDITIONER $40 570-740-1246


Antiques & Collectibles

ANTIQUES: Pitcher with ruffled edge & 3 matching glasses $25. Copper Tea Kettle $15. 570-639-2780

Looking for that special place called home? Classified will address Your needs. Open the door with classified! DOLL: Grandmother’s doll very old, cloth body filled with looks like shredded wood, material behind one knee worn through with age, other than that in good condition, old dress on doll. Asking $100. 570474-2756 between 8:30am- 9pm. NEON SIGN - Electric, Camel sign, 30 years old, $200. 570-829-2411

Production/ Operations

orietation program

Competitive starting rates Vacation, Holiday and Personal Days, Tuition Reimbursement Health insurance and Pension Plan Child Day Care on premises


Please e-mail resume to prminc14@

Now hiring Full Time positions. Commission based. Experience in propane, heating oil & HVAC sales. Email or fax resumes to 570-474-5256 or


Sales/Retail/ Business Development


3-11 Shift Part Time (5-9 days bi-weekly) with benefits CNA’s can apply on line at: https://home.eeas 296360


JAN-PRO COMMERCIAL CLEANING OF NEPA Be Your Own Boss Work Full or Part time Accounts available NOW throughout Wilkes Barre, Scranton, and Hazleton. We guarantee $5,000 to $200,000 in annual billing. Small investment We’re ready Are you? For more info Call 570-824-5774

548 Medical/Health

STAR WARS Ceramic Stein 1997 Series Ser. Nbr. 96858 $25. Star Wars Talking Bank 1995 Series C3PO & R2D2 $15. 735-0191 Visit us at Merchant’s Village (the old Pittston Wal-Mart) We have antiques galore! Come to Booth 162! Primitive bakers cabinet, plantation desk, dry sink, Hoosiers. Loads of smalls and tons of good stuff! Consignments Welcome 570-855-7197 570-328-3428

548 Medical/Health

Medical Technologist

Medical Technologist, B.S. ASCP, Registered with five years experience. Full time for independent laboratory. Day shift and every other Saturday morning. Medical Benefits including vision and dental, vacation, paid time off, paid holidays, pension plan. Competitive salary. Send resume in confidence to:

Linda Carey, Supervisor Med Tech. Pittston Medical Associates, Lab 1099 S Township Blvd. Pittston, PA 18640 No phone calls please.

Friendship House Therapeutic Staff Support

BA/BS in Human Service field required, Autism Spectrum Disorder experience strongly preferred. Part time day and weekend positions available.

Mental Health Technicians

High School Diploma plus experience in Human Services accepted BA/BS in Human Services preferred. Full and Part Time positions currently available in our Evening Partial Hospitalization Program. Please reply to: BMcCartney@friendshiphousePA.Org Or mail resume to: Friendship House c/o Beth McCartney 1509 Maple Street, Scranton, Pa 18505 visit us On-Line at


Project/ Program Management


Project/ Program Management

Friendship House Foster Care/Adoption Program Manager Manages all aspects of foster care and adoption program. Broad responsibilities include foster/adoptive family recruitment and training, child placement decision making and service delivery oversight.

Pikes Creek Site Contractors-Hunlock Creek, PA

Qualifications: MA/MS in Social Work, Psychology or related field preferred Experience: Previous experience in foster care or related human services field required. Supervisory experience preferred.

Pikes Creek Site Contractors-Wyalusing, PA

Please reply to: BMcCartney@friendshiphousePA.Org Or mail resume to: Friendship House c/o Beth McCartney 1509 Maple Street, Scranton, Pa 18505 visit us On-Line at

Paving Laborer, Paving Operator, Paving Foreman, Low Bed Driver General Laborer and Equipment Operator 2nd or 3rd Shift Heavy Diesel Truck Mechanic 2nd Shift Heavy Diesel Truck Mechanic 1st Shift Heavy Equipment Road Mechanic

SAME DAY INTERVIEWS- For information call 1-800-344-2463 Competitive wages & Benefits- Pre-Employment drug testing. (EOE)

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Production/ Operations


Production/ Operations




for FULL TIME work with great BENEFITS? MACHINE OPERATORS needed for busy plastic manufacturing plant. $9.00/hr. to to start. 60-90 day evaluation with $ increase $ based on YOUR performance, attendance etc. 12 hour shifts on alternating 3 & 4 day work weeks. Every other weekend a must. Previous mfg. experience preferred. Some heavy lifting. Promotion from within opportunities. Benefit Pkg. includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Ins., Vacation, Holiday pay PLUS Applicants may apply between: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mon – Fri.


20 Elmwood Avenue Crestwood Industrial Park Mountaintop, PA 18707 EOE We are a drug free workplace. 566 Sales/Business Development

566 Sales/Business Development

566 Sales/Business Development


Fun, energetic individual with a love for the nightlife wanted!

Northeastern PA’s #1 arts & entertainment free weekly is looking for a sales account executive for the Weekender as well as online sales for Base salary plus commission package Benefits package including Health Care, 401K, life and disability insurance Residence in Monroe County and sales experience preferred Bachelor’s degree preferred Creative, enthusiastic individuals only need apply Pre-employment drug screening and background check required. Interested candidates should send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:

Rachel A. Pugh at General Manager, Weekender Vice President of Marketing, The Times Leader We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.


Antiques & Collectibles

YEARBOOKS: Coughlin H.S. 1926, 1928, 1932, 1937, 1940, 1961, 1963, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1949. G.A.R. H.S. 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1945, 1946, 1951, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1980, 1985, 2005, 2006. Meyers H.S. 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1960, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977. Kingston H.S. 1938, 1939, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1949. Plymouth H.S. 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1938, 1943, 1944, 1959, 1960. Hanover H.S. 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1960. West Pittston H.S. Annual 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1931, 1932, 1959. Luzerne H.S. 1951, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1959. Berwick H.S. 1952, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1967, 1968, 1969 ,1970. Lehman H.S. 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980. Nanticoke Area H.S. 1976, 2008. Dallas H.S. 1966, 1967, 1968. Bishop Hoban H.S. 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975. West Side Central Catholic H.S. 1965 1974, 1980, 1981. Westmoreland H.S. 1952, 1953 - 1954 G.A.R. H.S. 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976 Pittston H.S. 1936, 1951, 1954, 1963 Pittston Hospital School of Nursing, J.O.Y. of 1957, 1959 West Pittston H.S. 1950, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1960 Hazleton H.S. 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964 Hazle Twp H.S. 1951, 1952 570-825-4721




VACUUM, Bissell, 12 amp, good condition $20. 570-287-0023 WASHER & electric dryer. Amana, white, 3 years old, bought new, excellent $200 each. Call 570-417-8078 or 735-2764

Too many baby toys? Pass them on, sell them with an ad! 570-829-7130


(570) 819-1966 GRILL electric ceramic 12”x12” nonstick. Smoke free. New in box. $15. 570-655-2154 MICROWAVE compact perfect for dorm works great. $5. 570-693-4483 MR COFFEE espresso/ cappuccino machine $15. Laundry tub, faucet & cabinet $20. Front gate Kristina bar stool $75. 696-1432 RANGE: brand new natural or propane gas range with sealed burners and electronic pilots in unopened box, Call after 6:30 $299. 570-675-0005 REFRIGERATOR Kenmore, almond, 21.6 cu. ft. with ice maker & filtered water $350. 570-868-6018

566 Sales/Business Development

BLUE BUMBO SEAT with tray. Excellent Condition $25. 570-763-9599 GLIDER CHAIR. Tan cushions with honey colored wood. Excellent condition. $100. 654-8042 JOGGING STROLLER will not fold $25. Pack N Play, fabric a little yellowed due to age, non-smoking house. $20. Both good condition. 570-574-3418 MONITOR: Safety 1st Baby Video Monitor. B&W video screen. Works great. $45 Bumbo seat. Lime Green. Looks brand new. $20. 570-371-6900


DOOR. Solid wood, 6 panel. Exterior or interior. Natural oak finish, right or left with hardware. 36x80. 735-8730 or 332-8094 DOORS: 2 entry doors. Wood & glass entry door 32”x80” great shape $75. Steel Entry door 32”x 80”. Rt. hand swing ( in & to the right), nice glass, great shape, can use a coat of paint, reducing the price to $75. or take both doors for $125. save $25.! Cash or paypal. 570-735-2661 GLASS DOOR. 3 way glass door for bath tub. $25 570-331-8183 INTERIOR DOOR: Still in shrink wrap. Jeld Wen solid pine 6 panel 30”. Paid $95. Make an offer. 570-466-6481 WHITE ASH LOGS Fresh Cut, 3 pieces 12”x54”. $20 each. 570-779-3551 WINDOW: new vinyl replacement window size: 28 3/4” x 58 3/4” low e argon gas thermo pane $150. 570-288-3189 WINDOWS (3) New storm windows, asking $60. total. 570-825-5847

Cemetery Plots/Lots



The Times Leader, Luzerne County’s #1 newspaper, has an immediate opening for a proven sales leader. We are looking for an individual, with a strong media and digital sales background, to sell The Times Leader, Go Lackawanna and online advertising. Responsibilities include: • Background in media sales and marketing • Strong track record of prospecting and closing • Solid computer and digital sales knowledge • Superior verbal and written communication skills • High energy level and an eagerness to learn In addition to receiving invaluable training, the Times Leader offers a generous salary and commission plan and great benefits including medical, dental, 401k, insurance and more. This is a fabulous opportunity for a driven and creative individual to showcase their sales abilities. Pre-employment drug screening and background check required. Interested candidates should send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: The Times Leader Human Resources Department 15 N. Main Street • Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 No Telephone Calls Please! We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

Building Materials

Plymouth National Cemetery in Wyoming. 6 Plots. $450 each. Call 570-825-3666

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Bridal Items

BRIDAL TOWEL CAKE Frilly Fun & functional! Perfect shower gift or Centerpieces! Custom made! $50. 570-241-6163



Baby Items

BABY ITEMS: Newborn swing $50. Gate $10. Pack N Play $30. Childcraft crib $75. Changing pad cover $10. Child’s oak 4 drawer chest $50. Dresser combo changing table $100. 825-0569

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


TURKEY FRYER, AllIn-One gas & charcoal single burner smoker grill, & propane tank! Like new, over $300 invested. Take all for $165. Cash or Paypal. 570-735-2661



BLAZERS ladies size small, red & beige $5. each. Ladies summer pants suit size small $6. Call 570-823-4970 CLOTHING Women’s tops, with tags, 1X - 2X, 200 pieces, $1 each. cottons, mole skin, knits $1 each. 570-735-5084 CLOTHING women’s size large & extra large consisting of pants, tops, sweaters, shoes size 9, over 35 items. 2 wool coats size L. $10 each. 570-655-1808 JACKET: boys genuine Italian stone leather jacket, size 14. $25. 868-6018 PROM DRESSES: Light blue with beading on front, Xcross lacing on open back. Floor length, size 10 $60. Mayqueen black tulle with beads & floral sequins, strapless & matching shawl $75. Size 10 light green with black illusion overlay, black satin waist zips in back, knee or shorter length $40. Yellow mid-thigh length strapless wth small bow at waist, ties in back, tulling under skirt. size 7 worn once $40. 570-288-9609



PURSES/CLOTHING: American Eagle Outfitters wool design $3. Victoria Secret black /pink slipper boots, medium $3. Liz Claiborne small butterfly print leather purse $4. Misses /junior Old Navy & American Eagle tops, XS to Medium $1. each Old Navy size 6 flare jeans $2. Pants/khaki’s sizes 4, 6, 8, 10 $2. each. Lilu small purse with cute buttons from Pac Sun $3. Black slipon waitress shoes size 6-1/2 rarely worn $1.50 Asics track cleats silver/light green, size 7 $3. Semi or prom dress, David’s Bridal metallic blue/ grey, tea length, bubble, strapless , size $15. Dolly’s Boutique, Sherri Hill short prom dress violet & pink with bow at waist, can be worn strapless, size 3/4. $30. Unique Tiffany terra cotta color with beading, layered, lace, Vintage looking, strapless from Prom Excitement, size 12, runs small. $40. Short gold, sequin bodice, full tulle sparkly bottom from David’s Bridal, size 4, $15. BCBG black short semi dress, sequins on top, flowy, beautiful, size 4. $20. BCBG red short semi, pleated criss crossed top, flowy skirt, can be wornstrapless, size 4 $20. 7 dance dresses sizes small, medium & large $7. each. 696-3528

Job Seekers are looking here! Where's your ad? 570-829-7130 and ask for an employment specialist


Computer Equipment & Software

DESK. Computer $50. Call 735-8730 or 332-8094 LAPTOP Compaq 12” screen windows XP PRO SP3 with battery, ac adapter, case, many games & programs $80. 570-457-6610 LAPTOP refurbished off-lease corporate laptop: $125-$275. all reformat/refurbished to as new condition, legal, activated installs of o.s (xp professional/7 ultimate service pack 1)+software& drivers done, all fast/ clean/ excellent. Free delivery+warranty. For details 862-2236 LAPTOP, Toshiba 15” wide screen xp home sp3 usb 2.0 with restore dvd w built in dvd rom cdrw, battery, ac adapter/ charger & case loaded with programs &d simple games anti-virus not needed $350. For more details call 570-457-6610


Exercise Equipment

AB DOER, with ab videos $25. Bun & Thigh Roller $10. Both very good condition. 574-3418 AB MACHINE - Ab Squeeze sit up $25. 570-675-0248

Line up a place to live in classified! TREADMILL:Proform 385. Records distance & time. $75. 570-472-9660

WORKBENCH: Olympic Powertec workbench model WB_OB11 includes an olympic 45 lb bar plus 190 lbs in plates (235 lbs total) also clamps, curl attachment & olympic curling bar with set of clamps. Will require a large vehicle to transport this item. $425 (570) 822-1179


Fireplace Accessories

FIREPLACE: vent free 30,000 BTU propane fireplace with 43” wood surround, has thermostat & blower. W Heats 1000 sq. ft. Call after 6:30 week days or any time week ends. $225. 570-675-0005

740 Floorcoverings RUG: Area Rug. 4x6 Polypropylene. Navy with ivory. $70. 570-654-8042


Furnaces & Heaters

COAL STOVE Pittston kitchen $300. Master turbo heater $125. 570-779-3332 HEATER: Kerosene Reddy - Mark 50 $15. 570-655-0711 HEATER: Tower quartz electric heater, asking $20. 570-825-5847 STOVE: Antique 4 burner kerosene oil stove $25. 570-675-0920


Furniture & Accessories

BED complete, double head board & footboard, cherry finish. $10. 570-693-4483 BEDROOM Fruitwood dresser, bureau, 2 twin beds, brass full size bed $495. LIVING ROOM Traditional blue velvet with White Trim. 3-Pieces. $450. 570-799-9846





BEDROOM SETS KING, KING Mediterranean Style. All wood. Triple dresser with mirror, 2 end tables, Armoire chest. $650. FULL, FULL all wood, bookcase style headboard, dresser with mirror, 5 drawer chest night table, $450. Call 570-823-8036 BEDROOM SUITE. Girls. Full/queen headboard, lingerie chest, armoire, dresser w/mirror. Green/Pink. Excellent/ $325. 570-815-5152 CHAIR rocks & swivels, love seat, pink color, good condition. both $50. 570-655-2154 COMPUTER DESK, larger corner, light oak color & gray. $80. 570-868-6018 COMPUTER DESK, light wood tone, keyboard pullout, shelf for tower computer. $10. 570-278-2517 DINING ROOM TABLE, Hard Rock maple no chairs, $35. Also comes with extra table leaf, The table without the leaf is around 5’ long. Took the legs off for easy transport, cash or paypal 570-735-2661 DRESSER clothes dresser 44” w x 32” hx19” deep, lite wood color, 4 drawers, good condition $50 after 3pm 570-655-3197 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER solid oak Raymour & Flannigan paid $750 asking $150. Hunter off white ceiling fan $20. 570-457-4494 E N T E R TA I N M E N T CENTER tan oak with drawsm holds up to 32” TV, excellent condition $20. BED FRAME queen. $30.570-288-0414 FURNITURE: gently used furniture, like new - 5 piece French Provincial bedroom set $250. 5 piece child’s bedroom set with desk, bookcase & free standing mirror $175. Living room couch, loveseat, marble topped coffee & end tables $200. French Provincial dining room set with breakfront, server, table & 8 chairs $350. Patio set with umbrella $25. Moving, must sell make an offer! 570-714-6114 FURNITURE: Upholstered Sitting Chair with Ottoman $15. Cherry Wood Coffee Table $15. Cherry Wood 6’ Grandfather Clock $15. 570-655-0711 HEADBOARD brass queen size headboard with bed rails. Headboard is 5’ W X 42” H $50. Maple kitchen table & 2 captain chairs. $50. 570-829-4776 HUTCH: Like new. $150. Sofa Couch: Brand new. $100. (2) Lamp Tables: $40. (1) Hanging Light: $40. Call 570-443-7202 LAMP - Parlor stand up lamp. Very good condition. Grey metal color. $25. 570-740-1246 LAMPS: Green with gold base lamps, white pleated shades, like new. $25. Speaker stands, cherry wood for bookshelf size. 1 year old. $25. 570-283-2412 LOVESEAT & OTTOMAN solid sand colored cushioned, excellent shape $200. SOFA: 100% Italian black leather sofa & loveseat, very good condition $550. 570/824-7807 or 570-545-7006


Old Postcards & Local Photo’s, Lead Soldiers & Old Toys, Mining & Military Stuff, Old Crocks, Jugs & Bottles, Fine China & Glassware, Local Advertising


A professional dealer for over 35 years YOU WILL NOT FIND BETTER PRICES!! NO BS, JUST A PROVEN FACT!


Located Directly across from the Dallas Agway on Rt. 415 Look for our blue & white signs Tues. thru Sat. 10 am to 5 pm 570-674-2646

752 Landscaping & Gardening DONE-RIGHT Pressure Washing Patios, decks, siding, concrete. Serving Lackawanna & Luzerne Counties. 570-655-4004 LAWNMOWER: Weedeater 21” 4-75 $15. 570-655-0711 Spike & Gorilla’s Lawn Care & Outdoor Maintenance We do it all! Lawn Care - Summer packages available, concrete patios, tree trimming & removal. Gutter cleaning. Custom dog Kennels & wooden playsets. 570-702-2497 WEED EATER Kraft, $10. BLOWERS (2) Toro Electric. $10 each. 570-654-1169


Machinery & Equipment

SNOWBLOWER 4.5 HP 21” Electric Start $25. Small Air Compressor $10. 570-655-0711


758 Miscellaneous

758 Miscellaneous

BATHROOM SINK SET: Gerber white porcelain bathroom sink with mirror and medicine cabinet. Matching set. $80. 570-331-8183

HELMET, size medium, black, $8 or best offer. 823-4941

BATTERY CHARGER/MAINTAINER by Schumacher Speed Charge computer smart. Charges batteries for automotive lead-acid, marine & deepcycle batteries for cars, trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles & lawn tractors. For 6 and 12 volt batteries. New in box, asking $25. BOOKS, The Twilight Series, 3 paperback, 1 hardcover. One has music disc & poster $25. for all. 3 artificial home indoor decorator trees. Asking $15. each. Call between 9am 9pm 570-474-2756. BEDDING: Comforter, Shams & Dust Ruffle for Double Bed. Green with Pink Flowers. $8. 570-639-2780 BEDLINER: 89 Chevy S10, standard cab $30. 2000 Chevy Cavalier LS rear trunk spoiler, black $10. Four barrel carb running from Chevy motor $50. 3 suitcases in excellent shape $40. 570-740-1246 COLLEGE BOOKS Writing a Research Paper, 5th Edition, ISBN: 1-877653-667 $2. Life As We Know It, a collection of Personal Essays by Foote Sweeney, ISBN: 0-74347686-7 $5. Germinal by Emile Zola ISBN: 978-0-14044742-2 $5. 570-696-3528 DINNERWARE: English Ironstone serving for 8. Silver Elegance Pattern. $20. 570-825-8256


LADDER: 32’. aluminum extension ladder, barely used $180. 814-3758 LAWN CHAIR, cast iron, $75, TABLE, coffee, glass top, $75,TREADMILL, Weslo, $100, TIVO, $125, FIREPLACE, faux, $100, BOOKSHELVES (2) $20 each, TV STAND, Sauder, $5, DESK, Computer, $75, CHEST, cedar, $150, TEA-CART, $75 570-655-0952 MUGS 2 Campbells Soup Tourine Mugs $10. Oster 2lb Bread Machine $20. Whelen small lightbar, red & blue lens $20. 570-675-0248 PAINTINGS 2 beautiful 16x20 paintings of the Sullivan Trail Coal breaker that was a Pagnotti Enterprise structure that stood off Exeter Ave,. West Pittston. $40. each. call Jim 570-655-9474 email


PERFUME & PERFUME GIFT SET in original boxes, Wings, White Diamonds, Eternity, Bob Mackie, Mambo, $8. to $45. 570-301-8515 RELIGIOUS ITEMS Hand made Rosaries, $5. 570-829-2411

SEWING MACHINE: Singer Capri Precision Built Deluxe in cabinet, good condition. $25. call 570 735-0191


Logistics/ Transportation


NES RENTALS, a leader in a multi-billion dollar rental industry for construction is looking to make immediate hires for the following positions in the PITTSTON, PA area:


You will operate multi-dimensional construction equipment, delivery trucks, including tractor trailer combinations to pick up and deliver equipment to and from customer work sites, and is able to train in safe usage of the equipment. H.S. diploma (or equivalent), the ability to lift 70 lbs., have a valid CDL license, satisfactory driving record, and knowledge of federal motor carrier regulations is required. Two years of commercial driving experience involving the movement of trucks and construction equipment including oversized loads required. Knowledge of safety procedures for securing and transporting cargo is also essential.

NES RENTALS offers competitive wages, medical/dental, vision, tuition reimbursement, and 401(k). For consideration, apply online at our Careers center at NES recognizes and values diversity. We are an EOE/AA/M/F/D/V employer.

Medical Equipment


Summit stairway lift, 1 year old, barely used, battery backup. Asking $1800 or best offer. Call 570-401-1558 POWER CHAIR Jazzy Select, $700 or best offer Call for more details 570-829-2411 SCOOTERS: Golden Avenger $100; Amigo $100; Wrangler 4-wheels (Pride Mobility)$250 & one other $100. Or best offer for any. Call between 12pm & 4pm. 570-287-3826

758 Miscellaneous AB CIRCLE PRO $75. 570-735-4824 BARREL, wooden. 53 gallon. Excellent condition $195. 570-876-3830


Logistics/ Transportation

HUMIDIFIER $7. POOL CUE $10. RECORD ALBUMS $2. each. Call 570-823-4970

Logistics/ Transportation

Drive with the best of the best! Come join our great family of Drivers

Tired of sorting through ads the acts that promise home weekly runs or sorry no local runs available? If what you really want is to be home daily, look no further.

Drivers Qualifications

Class A CDL ability to obtain tank and hazmat 2 years recent verifiable tractor-trailer experience. Safe driving record.


Home Daily. Competitive pay package. Excellent benefit packages. Training on safe driving and product handling. New and well maintained equipment, uniforms, and more!

Call Brian 972-740-8051 to learn how to get started. Apply on line @


Logistics/ Transportation


Logistics/ Transportation

MICROWAVE/TV STAND, Oak on wheels $20. Oak file cabinet, 2 drawer $25. 570-675-0248 PATIO SET: Brown Jordan patio table (60” X 34”) & 6 chairs hunter green $700. 479-2300 SOFA queen size $300. or best offer. call 570-299-7270 TABLE LAMP with shade $10. 2 end table lamps with shades $12. 570-823-4970


Furniture & Accessories

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ANTIQUE hand decorated secretary desk $400. 570-287-0820

TV STAND - for tvs up to 28”, side door & 2 shelves , really nice!! $20.735-3765


746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

XLC Services, LLC (Logistics) is seeking experienced forklift operators & Inexperienced candidates with great employment history to work at their Mehoopany, PA location. The following skills are Thursday, necessary for these positions: • High School Diploma/GED April 17th, • Computer Skills • Valid Driver’s License April 21st, and • Criminal Background Check April 28th • Pass Pre-employment Drug Screen & Physical 10:00 am - 4:00 pm • Part-time position for experienced Tunkhannock driver only. All full-time positions come with the Library following benefits: medical, 8 paid holidays, 401k after 1 year, and paid vacation. Pay increase based on skill development. 278278





758 Miscellaneous

776 Sporting Goods


SILVERWARE. Rogers service for 8. Lighted ceramic Easter bunny $10. 2 boxes assorted books $5. 570-675-0920

BASKETBALL HOOP Portable, missing screws for connecting backboard & hoop to post. $20 570-574-3418

GUITAR ONLY for Guitar Hero III X-Box 360 & Playstation 2, used almost new $20. 570-868-6018

SMOCKING MACHINE Martha Pullen 16 row Smocking machine, patterns, books, + extras. Paid over $250. sell all for $95. 570-288-9843

TIRES: 4 Michelin green x MXV4 plus radial tires. XSE p205/55R16 M&S 15,000 miles on tires, excellent condition!! Tires sell new at Jack Williams for $189. each. Asking $250. 570-926-5075 WHEELS Toyota Scion 16” steel 5 lug wheels. Total of 4. Brand new. $180 570-287-1642


Musical Instruments

ORGAN: Hammond Commodore Full Performance Console (walnut finish). 5 pre-sets, tone bars, built-in Leslie speakers, automatic rhythm. Includes bench. $500 or best offer. 570-472-9660 PIANO: Wurltizer piano with matching bench $400.00. Just tuned. You move it $300. Call 570-474-6362

764 Musical Lessons/Services

BICYCLE, Bmx Haro Backtrail X1 Nyquist, 20 x2.1 tires; 24T sealed bottom bracket. Ridden only 2 or 3 times since new & the child did not like it; looks new; CRMO seat tube & cranks. Nice present. New $249. asking $149. 570-696-1410.

GOLF CLUBS: (4) various drivers $20. each. 735-4824 HARD BALL BAT: Easton Stealth SC 900. 32 inch, 29 oz. Hardly used. $75. 570-283-5958 after 5pm or 570-3013484 anytime. WADERS: Simms stocking-foot fishing waders, like new. considered the best by fishing guides, Goretex Pro $150. Winland heavy-duty equipment bag, plenty of pockets for all your fishing gear. $50. 570-823-3030


Televisions/ Accessories

TELEVISION. Sony 27”. $20 570-654-1169 TELEVISION: GE. Works good. 28”. $100. 570-740-1246


Beginners to Advanced. My Home or Yours Call For Rates (570) 693-0690


Office Equipment

FILE CABINET desktop, 15”x18”, holds hanging folders,$15. 570-655-2154 OFFICE RELOCATING selling furniture and small office supplies. Please call before visiting by 4/5/11. Cash & Carry only. 1 secretarial desk with return $150. 1 wooden executive, 7 drawer desk $125. 1 wooden veneer, 4 drawer desk $68. 1 work 5’ work table, metal & formica $25. 4 chrome & vinyl padded chairs $5. each. 2 wood & fabric reception chairs $30. each. 4 chrome & fabric stackable chairs $28 each. 7 chrome & fabric wheeled, swivel arm chairs $45. each. 1 secretarial fabric wheeled, swivel chair $20. Miscellaneous file boxes, rolodexes, tape dispensers. Call 570-283-2290


Personal Electronics

PRESIDIAN DIGITAL PHONE SYSTEM answering machine & 2 portable phones. $20. 570-675-0248


Photo Equipment

DIGITAL CAMERA HP Photosmart 7.2 Megapixel palmsized Camera w/3x optical and 8x digital zoom. Large Screen. 2 Gig SD card with minor dings. $59 call Rick 570-283-2552 MANFROTTO Mono -Pod model 681B. Excellent Condition. $50. or best offer. MINOLTA MAXXUM 8000i 35MM film camera with 2 lenses & off camera flash unit, reduced $275 Very good condition. 570-7882388 after 5 pm


Pools & Spas

POOL: Intex 4 ft pool ladder $. 570-574-3418


Restaurant Equipment


8x12 walk in cooler $2300; 8x8x10 walk in freezer $3800; Pizza oven with stones $2000; Stainless steel kitchen hood $3000; Stainless steel pizza oven hood $4000; bread pan rack $100; 2 soup warmers for $100; 2 door sandwich prep table $500. All equipment is sold as is. For more info, call


RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT, Somerset Dough Sheeter, Model CAR-100. 1 available. $1,500 each Call for more info 570-498-3616.


SOMERSET TURN OVER MACHINE model SPM45, $500. VICTORY 2 door frigerator, Model RAA2D575D, $200 For more information, call


796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise


CROSS BOW LEGEND exercise machine, very good condition, sacrifice $200.570-788-2388 FISHING POLES: 4 brand new fishing poles/ 3 brand new reels $220. 570-654-2396




Yankee Baseball

Tigers 4/2, $79 Blue Jays 4/30, $79 Red Sox 5/14, $99 Red Sox 5/15, $99 Mets 5/21, $99 Mets 5/22, $99

Video Game Systems/Games

Mets Baseball

Yankees 7/2, $95 Phillies 7/17, $85 Cardinals 7/21, $75

Baseball Overnight

Red Sox @ Pirates 6/25-6/26 $239 Mariners @ Red Sox 7/23-7/24 $219 Yankees @ Orioles 8/27-8/28 $209

Nascar At Dover 5/15 & 10/2



Old Shot Guns Rifles, Swords & Daggers, Military Items Vintage Scopes Old Toys


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Pet Services


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Spring Is Here Great time to Train Your Dog! Puppy Basic Obedience Starting April 16 and April 17 Reasonable Rates Call Mary at 570-332-4095 for more info.

Cash Paid 24/7

Firearms Gold-Silver Jewelry Coins-Tools Military Collectibles Guaranteed highest cash paid! ($10 Bonus per gun with ad) 570-735-1487 Day 570-472-7572 Eve

800 PETS & ANIMALS 810


KITTENS- FREE Includes food, litter, litter box & scoop. Leave message 570-270-0124


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

6/5, $99

CONCERT TICKETS: 2 tickets for Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, and SevenDust. Section 205. Row F. $100. 299-0324


ELTON JOHN TICKETS - 2 tickets for April 11. On right, by stage, seats 102 & 204. $158 for both tickets or $79 each. 570-823-4572 TICKETS MUST SELL!! Two $200 US Airways flight vouchers. $300 OBO! 570-814-4643



HAND SAWS: $10. each. 570-779-3332

786 Toys & Games Championship table 10 in 1 includes pool, fooseball, Basketball, plus more. All parts & in great shape. $50. or best offer. 570-477-2281 GAME TABLE 10 IN 1 approximate 3 X 5 $50. 868-6018 GAMES Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? , new, sealed $12. Little Tykes snacks & snow cones cart, working cone maker, beverage dispenser, snackvending tubes, play cash register, a scale, cutting boards, used 2x $40. cash or paypal 570-735-2661 HANNAH MONTANA MALIBU BEACH BARBIE DOLL HOUSE. Excellent Condition. Furniture & accessories, includes dolls Miley, Hannah, Lily, Lola & Oliver. Retails over $300. for everything! Asking only $150.763-9599 KITCHEN SET, child’s $25. 570-457-4494 XBOX-360. Cordless racing wheel and pedals. $30. Guitar hero drum and guitar. $40 570-693-2612


Video Game Systems/Games

GAMECUBE games, new, never opened, (1) Nintendo Gamecube Bomberman jetters, rated e. $10. (1) Nintendo gamecube A Series Of Unfortunate Events, rated e. $7.00 (2) PlayStation 2 steering wheels & foot pedals for racing games. 20. each or 2 for $30. 570-696-3528


Sundays, 12 to 2 307 Canter Dr. 2,700 sq. ft., $386,500 570-696-1041

Call 829-7130


Place your pet ad and provide us your email address This will create a seller account online and login information will be emailed to you from “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.


AKC Registered. First shots & wormed. Parents on premises. www. 570-746-1689


ICCF Registered. Sire over 200 lbs. Blue & blue fawn. Vet Checked 570-617-4880

Single family home for sale in quiet neighborhoodBeautiful 2400 Sq. Ft. 6 bedroom, 2 full baths, 2 story home, fully air conditioned, oil & gas heat, renovated kitchen, full unfinished basement, 2 enclosed porches, 15 x 20 deck with power awning cover – generous size lot, off street parking, first floor washer/dryer. All appliances included. Offering price $180,000 Call 570-421-0587 or use “Dupont Home” in E-mail subject line.



neutered good with kids, cats & other dogs. 1 year old, can’t keep. Bought for $850 will sell for $500. I have original papers from breeder.l 570-996-7188




Commercial Properties

906 Homes for Sale






Wildflower Village 1101 Chicory Court This immaculate end unit townhome, 5 years young, is ready and waiting for its new owner to move right in! Bright 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, new carpeting and flooring throughout, crown moulding. Gas furnace and air conditioning. Back yard features patio, vinyl fence and storage $116,000 MLS 11-144 Call Terry 570-885-3041 or Angie 570-885-4896



rooms, 4 bath rooms, double car attached garage, eat-in kitchen, dining room, family room, living room, central air, finished basement, Half acre +, deck. Conveniently located between Clarks Summit and Tunkhannock; hardwood floors; central vac; retractable deck awning; pristine condition. Call Shari at ERA Brady Associates $275,000 Call (570) 836-3848 or email


Pettebone St.

Sunday April 3rd 1:00PM-3:00PM

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


3 bedroom, quiet neighborhood. Off street parking, large fenced yard. Fully insulated. Low heat bills. Move in ready. $72,000 Call (570) 262-4400

West Wyoming


Commercial Properties


PROVINCIAL TOWER - S. MAIN Great Commercial Store Front, & Inside Suites Available Steps from New Intermodal Hub & Public Parking

Starting at $650

utilities included FREE RENT - Call For Details Today!



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Immaculate 2 story, stone & vinyl. Large lot on cul-de-sac. 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. Detached oversized 2 car garage with loft. Tile, hardwood, granite, central air. laundry/pantry & large family room with built in bar & fireplace on 1st floor. $284,900. 570-288-3256

Own this home for less than $400 a month! Large 3 bedroom home with formal dining room, off street parking and large yard. For more information and photos, log onto www.atlas MLS#09-2449 $64,900 Call Charles


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199 Clearview Ave (Turn @ Spring Garden) Classic Colonial newly remodeled featuring ALL NEW flooring, bath, dining room, living room with picture window provides fantastic views of the Back Mt., drywall, refrigerator, bath tub, lighting, deck & much more. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, eat-in kitchen, unfinished basement, brand new deck. single detached garage. Located on a quiet street. Low Taxes! This Home Is Priced Right And Will Not Last At $115,000. Shown by appointment only call 570-604-7780


71 Mountain Road

17 year old 2 story, single family home, Move right in this beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths. Eat in kitchen with pergo floors and silestone counter tops, two tiered island. Dining room, family room with fireplace, additional great room with cathedral ceiling. Finished basement with laundry room, work shop and exercise room. Forced hot air furnace, central air. Two car attached garage. Extensive landscaping with waterfall & private paver patio. 800 acres of state land out back door.



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SUNDAY 1:00PM-3:00PM 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 (835.00 / 30years/ 5%) 570-654-1490


Income & Commercial Properties


4 ROOMS & BATH, off street parking, washer & dryer hookup, no pets, no smoking. Utilities & security. 457-2027

Former Parrish Center Hall with kitchen & parking MLS#08-2954 $179,900 Call Charlie


Newly remodeled. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, dining room & kitchen. $550 / month. Call (570) 457-8886

Call 570-417-9162 after 9AM to set up an appointment or email


16 Defoe St. Lovely 2 story, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath home that features open floor plan with cathedral ceiling family room. Pristine hardwood floors. 3 season sun room leads to patio, in ground pool and manicured vinyl fenced yard. $169,000 MLS 11-141 Call Terry 570-885-3041 or Angie 570-885-4896


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29 W. Beatty St. Lovely 2 story remodeled home in very good condition. Laminate and tile flooring throughout. 16x20 great room addition with cathedral ceilings and recessed lighting. Quiet neighborhood. Appliances included in sale. $62,000 570-885-3664


Laurel Run & San Souci Parks, Like new, several to choose from, Financing &Warranty, MobileOne.Sales Call (570)250-2890

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Forty Fort - Stylish layout, duplex, FIRST FLOOR, beautiful, quality. Kitchen with builtins, laundry, mahogany decked porch, more! 2 YEAR SAME RENT $650. + utilities. . NO PETS/ SMOKING/EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION. Services provided. 570-288-1422


Second floor. Quiet area, private entrance, 1 bedroom apartment. Fridge, stove, garbage, sewage included. Picnic area. No pets, 1 year lease, security. $400/month 570-675-8636


2nd floor, 1 bedroom, quiet, fridge and stove, off-street parking. Garbage, sewer, water included. No pets. $400/ month plus lease and security. 570-690-1003

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Ledge View Development 132 Clear Spring Ct. Ranch style townhome, with 2 bedrooms, 1 3/4 modern baths, modern kitchen with stove, dishwasher, garbage disposal, fridge. Separate laundry room, 1 car garage, like new condition. MLS 11-366 $162,500 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280



912 Lots & Acreage Goodleigh Manor 2 acre leveled lot at very top of mountain. Spectacular view (lot# 21) driveway enters from Tulla Drive. Construction of home required by Michael Dombroski. Restricted Covenants Apply. Call 570-406-5128

Call for 1, 2, Bedrooms or other. Over 30 years managed service provided. NO PETS/SMOKING /2 YEAR SAME RENT, EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION/APPLICATION REQUIRED. Details call 570-288-1422


May Street



12 Watson Street 3 bedroom Ranch. Corner, double lot, central air, all hardwood floors. $118,000. Call 570-693-4451

Classic home, two story, single family, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, single car detached garage, eat-in kitchen, dining room, family room, living room, oil heat, unfinished basement, 110x115, a landscaped yard with a front covered porch and large patios in the rear $126,900. Call (570) 840-4654 before 9:00 p.m. for a private showing or email mulch810

MALTESE PUPPY AKC-8 weeks, 1st shots/vet checked. Beautiful, Small, Quality Male. $600. (607) 775-4564.

906 Homes for Sale

Beautiful remodeled home in nice neighborhood. 4 bed, 3 bath, new carpeting new kitchen, stainless appliances. A must see. $174,500. Leave Message 570-881-8493


New York City Brunch Cruise

906 Homes for Sale



$159 each Race


906 Homes for Sale

Parents on premises Shots Current. $500. Pomeranian Puppies $600. Call 570-401-1838

ST. ST. BERNARD PUPS. ACA. Wormed and shots $500 each. 570-743-8049

Phillies Baseball

Cubs 6/11, $85 A’s 6/25, $85 Red Sox 6/30 $95



Totally renovated 6 room apartment. Partially furnished, brand new fridge/ electric range, electric washer & dryer. Brand new custom draperies, Roman shades, carpeting / flooring & energy efficient furnace & windows. 2 bedroom + large attic loft bedroom with spacious walk-in closet, full tiled bath on 1st floor, Easy access to I-81, airport & casino, off street parking. No smoking, No pets. $750 + utilities & security. 570-762-8265



222 Schooley Ave. Exeter, PA

Accepting applications for 1 bedroom apartments. Quality 1 bedroom apartments for ages 62 and older. Income limits apply. Rent only $437 month. * Utilities Included * Laundry Facilities * On Site Management *Private parking Call for appointment 570-654-5733 Monday - Friday 8am-11am. Equal Housing Opportunity


618 FELLOWS ST Large 2 Bedrooms, 2nd floor, appliances, NEW refrigerator, stove & microwave. Off street parking. Porch & Yard. Sun room. Available April 1st. $575/ + utilities. Small pets ok. 570-357-1138 or 610-568-8363


103 Penn St. 2 bedrooms, $460 month + utilities. Stove & fridge incl. references/security required. Section 8 welcome. Call Ed 570-287-9661 Extension 229


72 E. W alnut St. 3rd floor, located in quiet neighborhood. New kitchen, living room, dining room, sun room, bathroom. 2 large and 1 small bedroom, lots of closets, built in linen, built in hutch, hardwood and carpeted floors, fireplace, storage room, yard, w/d, fridge, air conditioner and stove incl. Heat and hot water incl. Available April 1 1 yr. lease + security $950/month 570-406-1411


Available May 1 Great neighborhood! 2nd floor, 2 bedrooms. Large dining & family room. New bath & kitchen with tile floors, windows, carpet & appliances including washer & dryer. Includes garage. No pets / smoking. $675. Some utilities included. Lease & deposit. After 6 p.m., 570-814-6714


Newly remodeled, 2nd floor 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath. All appliances included. Washer & dryer. Central air. Off street parking. $675 + utilities. No pets. Call 570-287-9631 or 570-696-3936

The Dispatch



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

457-8145 or 655-0777

Quality Works at Affordable Prices PA008322


Overnight Junket to Atlantic City’s Trump Marina!

Tuesday, May 10 & 11

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

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Beautiful 1st floor, 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths, 5 rooms, convenient residential location, hardwood floors, natural woodwork, french doors, ceiling fan, laundry with washer/dryer included, refrigerator, gas range, dishwasher, oak cabinets, off street parking, fenced-in back yard, storage. Available April 1. $695 + utilities. Call 570-690-0633


E.Light, WALNUT ST. bright, 1st

floor, 2 bedrooms, elevator, carpeted, Security system. Garage. Extra storage & cable TV included. Laundry facilities. Heat & hot water furnished. Fine neighborhood. Convenient to bus & stores. No pets. References. Security. Lease. No smokers please. $840. 570-287-0900


Like New 2 bedroom apartment in great neighborhood. 2nd floor. Includes new kitchen (with new stove, dishwasher & microwave) and bath w/washer dryer hookup. Hardwood throughout with ceramic tile in kitchen and bath. $695/mo + utilities and security. No Pets, references required. Call Scott (570)823-2431 Ext. 137

LARKSVILLE 2 bedroom, 1st floor

Just renovated. Extra large master bedroom, laundry hookup, off street parking, quiet neighborhood, no pets. $625 + security. Heat, hot water & water included. 845-386-1011

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available immediately, No pets. Rents based on income start at $395 & $430. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. Call 570-474-5010 TTY711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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Immediate personal care openings in

Myers Manor and Anderson Personal Care Facility on the Wesley Village Campus

A variety of accommodations available! Meals, housekeeping, laundry and transportation included. Call (570) 655-2891 or visit us online at www. unitedmethodist

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

PLAINS TOWNSHIP Walking Distance to the Casino!! 2 bedroom, 1 bath, living room, kitchen, off street parking. $600/month + utilities, security & references. Call Classic Properties Nikki Callahan 718-4959 Ext. 1306

SHAVERTOWN bedrooms, Heat

2 included. Laundry facilities, Off-street parking, No Pets. Call 570-675-3904

Mayflower Crossing Apartments 570.822.3968 - 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 Certain Restrictions Apply*



Off street parking, on site laundry. Deck/porch. Tenant pays electric, trash & water/sewage. 3 bedroom $695. 2 bedroom $575. Security required. (570) 881-1747

PITTSTON bedroom.

2 All appliances included. All utilities paid; electricity by tenant. Everything brand new. Off street parking. $695 + security & references 570-969-9268


3 bedrooms, brand new kitchen, 29x 16.5 ft entertainment room, hardwood floors, off street parking. $700/month + all utilities & security. Call (570) 883-2784


3rd floor, 1 bedroom, eat in kitchen, stove & fridge. Living room, 1 bath, coin-op washer/dryer. Heat, water, sewer included. $495/ month + security and references Call 570-822-8671


CLEAN & SPACIOUS 4 rooms, 2nd floor, wall to wall carpet, off street parking. Water, sewer & garbage included. Non smokers & no pets. $550/month. 570-655-2567

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Lovely, large 1st floor 2 bedroom apartment. Laminate floors. Stove, fridge, washer & dryer. Lovely deck. Full basement. Parking in front. Handicap access. No pets, no smoking. $650 + utilities, references & 1 month security. (570) 709-9206 (772) 465-9592 (570) 693-3963


Commercial Properties


Rte. 315 2,000 SF Office / Retail Next to Gymboree 4,500 SF Office Showroom, Warehouse Loading Dock Call 570-829-1206 KINGSTON

SWOYERSVILLE 1 bedroom. Eat-in

kitchen. Washer/ dryer hookup. Gas heat. $440/month. Water included. Security & no pets. Call 570-760-5573

SWOYERSVILLE 1st floor. 2 bedroom, $515 month + utilities & security.


2nd floor, 2 bedroom, $500 month + utilities & security. No Pets. 570-406-2789



264 Academy St 2 bedrooms, newly renovated building. Washer & dryer. $600/per month includes heat, hot water and parking. 646-712-1286 570-328-9896 570-855-4744


Newly Renovated Prime Space. 1,250 sq. ft., Near Kingston Corners. Great location for retail or business office. Easy Access and parking. Call Cliff 570-760-3427


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

WILKES-BARRE 3 bedroom, 1/2

Immediate independent living openings at:

Myers Manor on the Wesley Village Campus

Cozy one bedrooms and studios available. Ask about our move-in incentives! Call (570) 655-2891 or visit us online at www. unitedmethodist

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WEST PITTSTON 2 bedroom, 2nd

floor apartment. Washer/dryer hookup, carport parking, heat & hot water included. Stove & Fridge. References & security. $650. 570-654-7479 Leave Message

double, 1.5 bath, gas heat, off-street parking, fenced in yard, excellent condition. $595/ month + utilities, references & security. No pets. Call 570-881-4078


1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Laundry facility. Off street parking available. Starting at $440. 570-332-5723


Commercial Properties

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TIRED OF HIGH RENTS? Are you paying too

much for your current office? Call us! We have modern office space available in Luzerne Bank Building on Public Square. Rents include heat, central air, utilities, trash removal, and nightly cleaning - all without a sneaky CAM charge. Access parking at the new intermodal garage via our covered bridge. 300SF to 5000SF available. We can remodel to suit. Brokers Protected. Call Jeff Pyros at 822-8577




Available immediately, 4 bedrooms, 2 bath rooms, refrigerator & stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, $600.00/ per month, plus utilities. 570-561-5836


on 1st floor of brick building in historic district. Wall to wall carpet; equipped kitchen; bonus room; off street parking. $650. month includes heat, water, parking. Call 570-650-1266 with references



in Established Shopping center. 800 to 1,200 sq. ft. Rent negotiable. 973-879-4730


Building & Remodeling


6 rooms, 3 bedrooms, wall to wall carpeting, fenced in yard, newly remodeled. $475/month + utilities & security. Call (570) 472-2392

LARKSVILLE bedroom, 1 bath

3 half double, Freshly cleaned & painted. Tenant pays all utilities including sewer. $550 plus security. Call (570) 332-5723

Newly renovated 2 bedroom with appliances, central air & heat, off street parking, energy efficeint. $600 + utilities. Call 570-760-1045

PLYMOUTH bedrooms, 1

2 1/2 baths, Utilities by tenant. $600. Section 8 Welcome. Call 570-690-6289 before 6pm



Well maintained, mint condition, sunroom, freshly painted, new carpeting, stove, dishwasher, basement, yard storage shed. No pets or smoking. 570-654-3755


Construction Home Renovating. Garages, Kitchens, Baths, Siding and More! Licensed and Insured. Free estimates. 570-388-0149


Very nice 1 bedroom. $400 / month. Water, sewer & trash included. Call 570-477-2845 46 Zerby Ave Sunday 1pm-3pm 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. $134,000, seller will pay closing costs, $5000 down and monthly payments are $995/month. WALSH REAL ESTATE 570-654-1490


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162 Short St. Renovated 3 bedroom in quiet location. Fresh paint, new carpeting and new kitchen w/dishwasher. No pets or smokers. Only $650 per month, +utilities. Call (570) 466-6334


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