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Community calendar for week of Feb. 22, 2017
Man on the street: ‘What foods do you like to eat in the winter?’

Man on the street: ‘What foods do you like to eat in the winter?’

“I like to eat a variety of different soups: lentil, chicken noodle and tomato. The comfort soups.”Ann ZiggaHarrisburg“I like any ty...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Clarks Summit student Dylan Harris named to University of Alabama dean’s list

Clarks Summit student Dylan Harris named to University of Alabama dean’s list

TUSCALOOSA, AL — Dylan Blair Harris, of Clarks Summit, was named to The University of Alabama dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester. Stud...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Waverly student Alexandra Maddock named to Seton Hall University dean’s list

Waverly student Alexandra Maddock named to Seton Hall University dean’s list

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Alexandra Maddock, of Waverly Township, qualified for the fall 2016 dean’s list at Seton Hall University. To make dean&...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Abington-area students named to dean’s list at University of the Sciences

Abington-area students named to dean’s list at University of the Sciences

PHILADELPHIA — Sahas Chandragiri, of Waverly Township, a biomedical sciences student, Samantha Frear, of Factoryville, a doctor of pharmacy stud...

February 20th, 2017 updated: February 20th, 2017. |  


Clarks Summit student Regina Volpe named to Hofstra University dean’s list

Clarks Summit student Regina Volpe named to Hofstra University dean’s list

HEMPSTEAD, NY — Regina Volpe, of Clarks Summit, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester at Hofstra University. Students mu...

February 20th, 2017 updated: February 20th, 2017. |  


Lackawanna Trail grad Grace Wetzel named to St. Lawrence University dean’s list

Lackawanna Trail grad Grace Wetzel named to St. Lawrence University dean’s list

CANTON, NY — Grace M. Wetzel, of Factoryville, has been selected for inclusion on St. Lawrence University’s dean’s list for academic...

February 20th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Fast start carries Abington Heights past Dallas in D2-5A boys hoops semifinal

Fast start carries Abington Heights past Dallas in D2-5A boys hoops semifinal

SCRANTON — Abington Heights limited Dallas to 13 first-half points and rolled to a 61-42 win over the Mountaineers in a District 2 Class 5A boys...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Abington Heights uses strong fourth quarter to advance in Class 5A playoffs

Abington Heights uses strong fourth quarter to advance in Class 5A playoffs

SCRANTON — Grace Evans didn’t step to the free-throw line for the first time until the fourth quarter, and had only previously attempted f...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Scoring droughts doom Lackawanna Trail in playoff loss to Blue Ridge

Scoring droughts doom Lackawanna Trail in playoff loss to Blue Ridge

TUNKHANNOCK — Lackawanna Trail played a strong first quarter, but a lack of offensive production for a span of 10 minutes in the second and thir...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Abington Christian gets the community to try pie

Abington Christian gets the community to try pie

CLARKS GREEN - Pie for breakfast? That’s what was being served in the Clarks Green Assembly of God during the morning hours of Feb. 18.The 4th a...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Abington Heights junior high basketball teams finish successful seasons

Abington Heights junior high basketball teams finish successful seasons

The Abington Heights junior high boys basketball teams completed successful seasons. The eighth-grade team won the Lackawanna League championship for ...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Abington Heights senior Sydney Dana sets new school record in six-dive event

Abington Heights senior Sydney Dana sets new school record in six-dive event

SCRANTON — From the moment she joined the team as a freshman, Abington Heights senior diver Sydney Dana was determined to leave her imprint on t...

February 21st, 2017 |  


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LIFE


More Than Movies: Business is popping at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, despite snow

More Than Movies: Business is popping at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, despite snow

Not even a nor’easter sweeping up the coast and inland as far as Tunkhannock can make the screens at the Dietrich Theater go dark.Fifty-seven ha...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Dietrich Theater’s Winter Fest Preview Day gets movie-goers excited for upcoming film festival

Dietrich Theater’s Winter Fest Preview Day gets movie-goers excited for upcoming film festival

TUNKHANNOCK — If audience reactions to eatrical trailers shown during the Dietrich Theater’s Winter Fest Preview Day are any indication of...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Arts and entertainment calendar for week of Feb. 8, 2017

Arts and entertainment calendar for week of Feb. 8, 2017

VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTSActors Circle presents ‘Terra Nova’ by Ted Tally, Feb. 9-12 at Providence Playhouse 1256 Providence Road, Scran...

February 7th, 2017 |  


Waverly Community House offers Mixed Media Art Class for children

Waverly Community House offers Mixed Media Art Class for children

WAVERLY TWP. — The Waverly Community House (Comm), 1115 N. Abington Road, will offer a winter art class for children, “Art with Jenna,R...

February 7th, 2017 |  


Wyoming County Players to present interactive murder mystery performances at Remington Mansion, Tunkhannock Moose Lodge

Wyoming County Players to present interactive murder mystery performances at Remington Mansion, Tunkhannock Moose Lodge

TUNKHANNOCK — Astrology. Cynicism. Murder.The Wyoming County Players are calling on community members to unlock their inner sleuths and treat th...

February 7th, 2017 |  


Dietrich movie mania for week of Feb. 8, 2017

Dietrich movie mania for week of Feb. 8, 2017

This week’s question: Who plays the man with the 23 personalities in the movie “Split?”Last week’s answer: Ryan Gosling.Last w...

February 6th, 2017 |  


OPINION


More Than Movies: A busy week at the Dietrich Theater

More Than Movies: A busy week at the Dietrich Theater

The Dietrich Theater was the place to be last weekend.Two movies everyone wants to see, “Hidden Figures” and “La La Land,” bro...

February 6th, 2017 |  


Rotary Club of the Abingtons: A second Little Free Library

Rotary Club of the Abingtons: A second Little Free Library

If you have used Routes 6 and 11 anytime since 2009, you may have noticed a parcel of land that once was just a triangle of grass has become an import...

January 31st, 2017 |  


My Bookmark: Valentine’s Day books for kids

My Bookmark: Valentine’s Day books for kids

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these children’s books from the Abington Community Library:•“Valentines here! Valentines there!...

January 31st, 2017 |  


Our Lady of Peace girls basketball teams celebrate winning season

Our Lady of Peace girls basketball teams celebrate winning season

The Our Lady of Peace School girls seventh and eighth-grade basketball teams played in the Christmas Tournament. The junior varsity team played Dallas...

January 30th, 2017 |  


Letter to the Editor: Abington Lions Club unveils new slogan

Letter to the Editor: Abington Lions Club unveils new slogan

Editor:Going forward, the Abington Lions Club will be making “People Positively Affected” our metric for decisions and success. While othe...

January 30th, 2017 |  


More Than Movies: Thirteenth annual Wyoming County Reads program kicks off at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock Public Library

More Than Movies: Thirteenth annual Wyoming County Reads program kicks off at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock Public Library

This is our 13th year for Wyoming County Reads. So many good books. So many acclaimed movies. So many spirited discussions. A free program first inspi...

January 30th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


Open house held at Regional Hospital’s Orthopedic Institute

Open house held at Regional Hospital’s Orthopedic Institute

Commonwealth Health Regional Hospital of Scranton recently held an open house at its newly restructured Orthopedic Institute. Regional Hospital was th...

December 27th, 2016 |  


Allied Services celebrates vocational employment milestones of employees with disabilities

Allied Services celebrates vocational employment milestones of employees with disabilities

Allied Services celebrated the accomplishments and significant employment milestones of people with disabilities employed at its Scranton vocational c...

December 27th, 2016 |  


Peoples Security Bank and Trust provides more than $71,000 in scholarship assistance to Scranton Prep students

Peoples Security Bank and Trust provides more than $71,000 in scholarship assistance to Scranton Prep students

Peoples Security Bank and Trust recently provided more than $71,000 in scholarship assistance to students attending Scranton Prep. The donation was ma...

December 7th, 2016 |  


The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce hosts Legislative Forum

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce hosts Legislative Forum

The Government Affairs Committee of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce recently hosted its Legislative Forum, featuring state Sen. John Blake (D...

December 7th, 2016 |  


Tunkhannock Business and Professional Association’s Christmas in Our Hometown event draws large crowd

Tunkhannock Business and Professional Association’s Christmas in Our Hometown event draws large crowd

TUNKHANNOCK — Sidewalks, streets and downtown businesses were packed for the opening night of the Tunkhannock Business and Professional Associat...

December 5th, 2016 |  


The Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce gears up for holiday events

The Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce gears up for holiday events

TUNKHANNOCK — The Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce (WyCCC) is doing its part to ensure that visitors to the downtown can access the best of wh...

November 17th, 2016 |  


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