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State Rep. Marty Flynn holding free Senior Fair on Aug. 26

State Rep. Marty Flynn holding free Senior Fair on Aug. 26

SCRANTON — Older residents of the 113th Legislative District are invited to state Rep. Marty Flynn’s fourth annual Senior Fair. The free e...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Community organizations receive donations during South Abington Twp. McDonald’s franchise grand opening

Community organizations receive donations during South Abington Twp. McDonald’s franchise grand opening

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — Three area non-profit organizations were presented with checks to enhance their offerings during a ribbon-cutting ceremony...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Veterans outreach scheduled for Aug. 24 at state Rep. Marty Flynn’s office

Veterans outreach scheduled for Aug. 24 at state Rep. Marty Flynn’s office

SCRANTON — Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24 at state Rep. Marty Flynn’...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Arts and entertainment calendar for week of Aug. 24, 2016

Arts and entertainment calendar for week of Aug. 24, 2016

VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTSCall for Entries: Glenburn Township’s 12th Annual Art Show and Sale, delivery by Sept. 28 for Oct. 2 opening. Local a...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Community calendar for week of Aug. 24, 2016

Community calendar for week of Aug. 24, 2016

REUNIONSDunmore Central Catholic High School Class of 1971 45th reunion, Aug. 27 at the Green Ridge Club in Scranton. Cost: $40. Reservations due by A...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Camaraderie, commitment define this year’s Abington Heights High School Comets marching band

Camaraderie, commitment define this year’s Abington Heights High School Comets marching band

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — Abington Heights High School seniors Abby Schmidt and Lauren Olevnik have been friends since elementary school, when they ...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Abington area sports calendar for the week of Aug. 24, 2016

Abington area sports calendar for the week of Aug. 24, 2016

Abington Youth Soccer League registration, currently underway for the fall season until Sept. 11. Boys and girls born on or between 8/1/97 and 7/31/12...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Scranton Prep girls tennis team returns players with state tournament experience

Scranton Prep girls tennis team returns players with state tournament experience

SCRANTON — The Scranton Prep girls tennis team is ready to compete with four starters and two other players with experience from last year’...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Depth could be an advantage for Abington Heights’ girls tennis team

Depth could be an advantage for Abington Heights’ girls tennis team

CLARKS SUMMIT — The Abington Heights girls tennis team lost several players to graduation this year, but coach Kelly Arp believes the new squad ...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Young riders learn from national champion at Cedar BMX clinic

Young riders learn from national champion at Cedar BMX clinic

NEWTON TWP. — When Jason Carnes rolled into Cedar BMX, it brought back some good memories.Carnes, the reigning USA BMX National Cruiser Champion...

August 16th, 2016 |  


Abington area athletes win titles at Scranton Tennis Club Championships

Abington area athletes win titles at Scranton Tennis Club Championships

CLARKS SUMMIT — Cierra Beck, Eamon Gibbons, Kiran Kumar, Diana Shields, and Diane Bailey were crowned singles champions in the Scranton Tennis C...

August 15th, 2016 |  


Abington baseball teams eliminated from City-County Tournament

Abington baseball teams eliminated from City-County Tournament

Abington American advanced to the county title game while Abington National fell in the semifinals of the county bracket in the 2016 District 17/32 Ci...

August 15th, 2016 |  


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LIFE


Hickory Project to return to the Dietrich Theater for a concert Sunday, Aug. 28

Hickory Project to return to the Dietrich Theater for a concert Sunday, Aug. 28

TUNKHANNOCK — The bluegrass band Hickory Project will return to the Dietrich Theater stage for a performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. Admissio...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


More Than Movies: Pottery and Sculpture for Kids kicks off fall classes at the Dietrich Theater

More Than Movies: Pottery and Sculpture for Kids kicks off fall classes at the Dietrich Theater

Editor’s note: This week’s column was written by Dietrich Theater Program Director Margie Young.With the start of school just around the c...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit to hold 25th annual jazz communion service Sunday, Sept. 4

First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit to hold 25th annual jazz communion service Sunday, Sept. 4

CLARKS SUMMIT — The First Prebyterian Church of Clarks Summit will hold its 25th annual jazz communion service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 in the...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Dietrich movie mania for week of Aug. 24, 2016

Dietrich movie mania for week of Aug. 24, 2016

This week’s question: In what year was the original “Ben-Hur” film released?Last week’s answer: Robert Redford.Last week’...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


All-female folk trio Sassafrass to close out 2016 Lakeside Wednesday Concerts series Aug. 31 at Hillside Park

All-female folk trio Sassafrass to close out 2016 Lakeside Wednesday Concerts series Aug. 31 at Hillside Park

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — Local folk band Sassafrass will close out this year’s Lakeside Wednesday Concerts series with a show from 6 p.m. to ...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Wilkes-Barre Academy receives EITC donation from Landmark Community Bank

Wilkes-Barre Academy receives EITC donation from Landmark Community Bank

Landmark Community Bank, through the EITC program, contributed to Wilkes-Barre Academy’s pre-k program. At the presentation, from left, are: Cap...

August 20th, 2016 |  


OPINION


Parenting, Abington Style: Reconnecting, bonding with the Tribe of ‘86

Parenting, Abington Style: Reconnecting, bonding with the Tribe of ‘86

My high school class’ 30th anniversary reunion was last weekend. I had attended my 10th and my 20th, but this one was different.We’ve all ...

August 9th, 2016 |  


More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater offers art camps, workshops for both children and adults

More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater offers art camps, workshops for both children and adults

Fantastical costumes, pirate princesses and underwater adventure were all part of the Dietrich Theater’s second Theatre and Visual Arts camp of ...

August 8th, 2016 |  


More Than Movies: River Day, Summer Fest were hits; Dietrich Theater looks forward to Fall Film Festival

More Than Movies: River Day, Summer Fest were hits; Dietrich Theater looks forward to Fall Film Festival

Turtles, snakes and birds, oh my!These were some of the creatures, attendees of Tunkhannock’s 12th Annual River Day were able to meet up close a...

August 2nd, 2016 |  


Dalton Library Delights: Wrapping up summer activities at the Dalton Community Library

Dalton Library Delights: Wrapping up summer activities at the Dalton Community Library

We must’ve blinked! How can it be August already? By the middle of this month the Dalton Community Library’s summer reading program and sc...

August 2nd, 2016 |  


Rotary Club of the Abingtons: July brings ‘new hope for a year of service’

Rotary Club of the Abingtons: July brings ‘new hope for a year of service’

The fiscal year of Rotary Clubs begins in July. It is our new year and with it comes new hope for a year of service. Our financial books are closed at...

August 2nd, 2016 |  


More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater grieves death of musician George Wesley, celebrates his inspiration

More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater grieves death of musician George Wesley, celebrates his inspiration

Editor’s note: This week’s column was written by Dietrich Theater Program Director Margie Young.This past week we lost an early supporter ...

July 25th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


South Abington Township native Jason Bamford chases entrepreneurial dreams with Geoswap

South Abington Township native Jason Bamford chases entrepreneurial dreams with Geoswap

NEWARK, Del. — South Abington Township native Jason Bamford is about to take his start-up business concept, Geoswap, to the next level.The app i...

August 2nd, 2016 |  


Abbiocco, Woods and Company to host Abington Business and Professional Association’s Summer After Hours Card Exchange

Abbiocco, Woods and Company to host Abington Business and Professional Association’s Summer After Hours Card Exchange

The Abington Business and Professional Association will hold its Summer After Hours Card Exchange from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Abbiocc...

August 1st, 2016 |  


Northeast Music Center Inc. raffles off autographed Carlos Santana guitar to benefit Griffin Pond Animal Shelter

Northeast Music Center Inc. raffles off autographed Carlos Santana guitar to benefit Griffin Pond Animal Shelter

Northeast Music Center Inc. in Dickson City, a national retailer for electric and acoustic guitars and other musical instruments, in cooperation with ...

July 18th, 2016 |  


Abington Farmers Market to open for 2016 season Saturday, July 16 at South Abington Park

Abington Farmers Market to open for 2016 season Saturday, July 16 at South Abington Park

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — Having a local farmers market where residents can buy produce and other goods that were grown and made right in the Abingt...

July 12th, 2016 |  


New restaurant Abbiocco in South Abington Township focuses on freshness, family

New restaurant Abbiocco in South Abington Township focuses on freshness, family

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — “Homemade” and “family friendly” are the best ways to describe Abbiocco, the new restaurant that o...

July 12th, 2016 |  


Abington area farmers participate in conservation district’s Interseeder Demonstration Day

Abington area farmers participate in conservation district’s Interseeder Demonstration Day

SCOTT TWP. — Four Lackawanna County farms participated in the Lackawanna County Conservation District’s Interseeder Demonstration Day, hel...

July 11th, 2016 |  


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