NEWS


Lakeland Elementry fifth-grader Emmalee Shaffer wins big for her school in Box Tops contest

Lakeland Elementry fifth-grader Emmalee Shaffer wins big for her school in Box Tops contest

Lakeland School District fifth-grade student Emmalee Shaffer’s breakfast routine recently led to a $1,000 windfall for her school. The 11-year-o...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Lackawanna Heritage Valley reports $91.9 million generated by Lackawanna River Heritage Trail in Pennsylvania last year

Lackawanna Heritage Valley reports $91.9 million generated by Lackawanna River Heritage Trail in Pennsylvania last year

SCRANTON — A recent report shows the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail (LRHT) continues to have a positive economic impact in Lackawanna County an...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Lakeland Elementary-Scott Campus announces January students of the month

Lakeland Elementary-Scott Campus announces January students of the month

Lakeland Elementary-Scott Campus January students of the month are, from left, first row, Alex Orman, Ariella Boccadori, Kevin Gaffney, Logan Pritchyk...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Lakeland High School club bakes Valentine’s Day cookies for Scranton Health Care Center residents

Lakeland High School club bakes Valentine’s Day cookies for Scranton Health Care Center residents

The Family Career and Community Leaders of America club at Lakeland High School baked cookies and made cards for residents at the Scranton Health Care...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Lakeland sixth-grade class conducts soup drive for the Montdale Food Pantry

Lakeland sixth-grade class conducts soup drive for the Montdale Food Pantry

Members of Mrs. Good’s sixth-grade class at Lakeland Scott Campus collected soup and donations for the Montdale Food Pantry. Nine boxes of soup ...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Scranton Prep freshman Isabel Hou receives Gold Key, ‘Best in Class’ nomination at regional Scholastic Arts and Writing competition

Scranton Prep freshman Isabel Hou receives Gold Key, ‘Best in Class’ nomination at regional Scholastic Arts and Writing competition

CLARKS SUMMIT — Isabel Hou, of Clarks Summit, received a Gold Key and is a nominee for the “Best in Class” American Visions Award at...

February 27th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Abington Heights tops Crestwood to advance to D2-5A girls hoops title game

Abington Heights tops Crestwood to advance to D2-5A girls hoops title game

The sixth-seeded Abington Heights girls basketball team pulled off a second upset in the District 2 Class 5A playoffs with a 50-38 win over second-see...

February 27th, 2017 |  


H.S. Diving: Wyoming Valley West’s Sophia Ginocchetti lives up to expectations

H.S. Diving: Wyoming Valley West’s Sophia Ginocchetti lives up to expectations

WILKES-BARRE — Wyoming Valley West freshman Sophia Ginocchetti is well aware of her family’s rich aquatics tradition.Her father, Brian, wo...

February 26th, 2017 updated: February 26th, 2017. |  


Abington Heights tops Dallas in District 2 Class 5A boys hoops semifinal

Abington Heights tops Dallas in District 2 Class 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 25th, 2017 updated: February 27th, 2017. |  


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 |  


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LIFE


Dietrich movie mania for week of March 1, 2017

Dietrich movie mania for week of March 1, 2017

This week’s question: How many Oscar nominations did La-La Land receive?Last week’s answer: 14.Last week’s winner: Laragh Koehler, o...

February 27th, 2017 |  


More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater’s Winter Fest comes to a close, post-festival discussion scheduled for March 3

More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater’s Winter Fest comes to a close, post-festival discussion scheduled for March 3

Bravo to the Dietrich Theater’s film booker Ronnie Harvey and our New York City film buyer Jeffrey Jacobs for putting together a superb smorgasb...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Dietrich movie mania for week of Feb. 22, 2017

Dietrich movie mania for week of Feb. 22, 2017

This week’s question: How many films are in the Dietrich’s Winter Fest?Last week’s answer: Will Arnett.Last week’s winner: Lau...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Dietrich movie mania for week of Feb. 15, 2017

Dietrich movie mania for week of Feb. 15, 2017

This week’s question: Who plays the voice of Batman in the movie “Lego Batman?”Last week’s answer: James McAvoy.Last week̵...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Clarks Summit University theater students to present ‘Peter Pan’ prequel ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ Feb. 23-25

Clarks Summit University theater students to present ‘Peter Pan’ prequel ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ Feb. 23-25

S. ABINGTON TWP. — Ahoy! Yonder lads ‘n lasses be hoistin’ th’ Jolly Roger ‘n readyin’ to set sail on an adventure...

February 14th, 2017 |  


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 |  


OPINION


My Bookmark: Children’s books to welcome spring

My Bookmark: Children’s books to welcome spring

Kids: Get ready for spring with these books from the Abington Community Library.• Rainy, stormy, sunny – what is the weather like in sprin...

February 27th, 2017 |  


My Team: Our Lady of Peace girls varsity team celebrates tournament wins

My Team: Our Lady of Peace girls varsity team celebrates tournament wins

The Our Lady of Peace School (OLP) girls varsity team placed third in the Diocesan Tournament. They played St. Nicks and won, 40-17, and All Saints an...

February 27th, 2017 |  


My Library Card: Top 10 spring reads for teens available at the Abington Community Library

My Library Card: Top 10 spring reads for teens available at the Abington Community Library

Teens: Check out some of these top picks this spring from the shelves of the Abington Community Library.• “Agent of Chaos” by Kami G...

February 27th, 2017 |  


More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater’s Winter Fest comes to a close, post-festival discussion scheduled for March 3

More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater’s Winter Fest comes to a close, post-festival discussion scheduled for March 3

Bravo to the Dietrich Theater’s film booker Ronnie Harvey and our New York City film buyer Jeffrey Jacobs for putting together a superb smorgasb...

February 27th, 2017 |  


More Than Movies: Tunkhannock Middle School students engage in reading, writing

More Than Movies: Tunkhannock Middle School students engage in reading, writing

We hear so many disparaging comments about our kids not being interested in books and not reading books like they used to. That is not the case at the...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Library News: Abington Community Library to host At Home Party Marketplace March 4

Library News: Abington Community Library to host At Home Party Marketplace March 4

Looking for that unique, independent party item? Not interested in hosting a party? Come shop with us at the At Home Party Marketplace from 10 a.m. to...

February 14th, 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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