NEWS


Arts and entertainment calendar for week of Dec. 7, 2016

Arts and entertainment calendar for week of Dec. 7, 2016

AUDITIONS AND CALLS FOR ENTRYAuditions for ‘George Washington Slept Here’ by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, by appointment from 11 a.m. ...

December 6th, 2016 |  


Community calendar for week of Dec. 7, 2016

Community calendar for week of Dec. 7, 2016

REMINDERSKnights of Columbus Abington Council No. 6611 Bingo, at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday in the Our Lady of the Snows Gathering Room. Cost: no cov...

December 6th, 2016 |  


Lackawanna Trail High School senior Liam Dana recognized for standout SAT performance

Lackawanna Trail High School senior Liam Dana recognized for standout SAT performance

CLINTON TWP. — Lackawanna Trail High School senior Liam Dana was recognized by the school’s faculty for his standout academic performance ...

December 6th, 2016 |  


Clarks Green Borough Council awards five-year contract to Clarks Summit Borough Police Department

Clarks Green Borough Council awards five-year contract to Clarks Summit Borough Police Department

CLARKS GREEN — The new year will bring a major change to local law enforcement, as the South Abington Township Police Department patrols Clarks ...

December 6th, 2016 |  


Ransom Township’s proposed 2017 budget available for review, includes no tax increase

Ransom Township’s proposed 2017 budget available for review, includes no tax increase

RANSOM TWP. — The township’s proposed 2017 budget is available for review and includes no tax increases.The tax rate is currently set at s...

December 6th, 2016 |  


Man on the street: ‘Are you an early bird or a night owl?’

Man on the street: ‘Are you an early bird or a night owl?’

“I’m neither one. I don’t like to get up extremely early and I go to bed right after the 11:00 news.”Betty WhiteClarks Summit&...

December 6th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Alley Cats Bowling League scores for week of Nov. 29

Alley Cats Bowling League scores for week of Nov. 29

Below are the scores for the Alley Cats Bowling League for the week of Nov. 29:Team Standings: Manx-32.5, Wildcats-32, Calicos-30.5, Lynx-27.5, Panthe...

December 5th, 2016 |  


Abington Heights juniors compete in regional cross county races

Abington Heights juniors compete in regional cross county races

Two Abington Heights junior runners participated in the 2016 Northeast Regional Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Nov. 26 at Van Cortlandt Park ...

December 5th, 2016 |  


Abington Gators season to go on despite pool renovations

Abington Gators season to go on despite pool renovations

Despite ongoing renovations at the Abington Heights High School, the Abington Gators’ season will go on.The Gators participate in the Northeaste...

November 28th, 2016 |  


Experienced Lackawanna Trail boys basketball team eyes division title

Experienced Lackawanna Trail boys basketball team eyes division title

CLINTON TWP. — Lackawanna Trail’s boys basketball team won just three games last season but, with many players returning with varsity expe...

November 28th, 2016 |  


Abington Heights’ Katie Dammer named first-team all-state cross country runner

Abington Heights’ Katie Dammer named first-team all-state cross country runner

Abington Heights junior Katie Dammer, fresh off a sixth-place finish at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Class 3A champion...

November 28th, 2016 |  


Summit Wrestling Club tops Hanover, Wilkes-Barre in Penn League matches

Summit Wrestling Club tops Hanover, Wilkes-Barre in Penn League matches

The Summit Wrestling Club won two Penn League matches Nov. 20 in South Abington Township.During the team’s 67-32 win over Hanover, Edward Scavon...

November 28th, 2016 |  


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LIFE


Dietrich movie mania for week of Dec. 7, 2016

Dietrich movie mania for week of Dec. 7, 2016

This week’s question: In what year was “It’s a Wonderful Life released?”Last week’s answer: Amy Adams.Last week’s ...

December 5th, 2016 |  


More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater provides an ‘escape’ from holiday stress

More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater provides an ‘escape’ from holiday stress

Do you feel the holidays are giving you no time to just relax and enjoy the wonderful spirit they represent?Are you rushing around shopping, baking, d...

December 5th, 2016 |  


Marywood University’s production of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ receives recognition from The Kennedy Center

Marywood University’s production of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ receives recognition from The Kennedy Center

SCRANTON — Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department was recently notified ts production of “To Kill a Mockingbird&...

December 5th, 2016 |  


Arcadia Chorale to present annual Messiah Sing-Along Dec. 18 in Wilkes-Barre

Arcadia Chorale to present annual Messiah Sing-Along Dec. 18 in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — The Arcadia Chorale will present the 33rd annual Messiah Sing-Along at 3 p.m. Dec. 18 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in ...

December 5th, 2016 |  


Marywood University students selected for Collegiate Honor Band

Marywood University students selected for Collegiate Honor Band

SCRANTON — Several Marywood University band members were selected to perform during the 70th annual Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band Festival, ...

December 5th, 2016 |  


Lackawanna County restaurant inspections Nov. 18 to Nov. 23

The following are recent Lackawanna County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. According the agency: “...

December 5th, 2016 updated: December 5th, 2016. |  


OPINION


More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater provides an ‘escape’ from holiday stress

More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater provides an ‘escape’ from holiday stress

Do you feel the holidays are giving you no time to just relax and enjoy the wonderful spirit they represent?Are you rushing around shopping, baking, d...

December 5th, 2016 |  


My Project: Make memories making Memory

My Project: Make memories making Memory

Children and their families can keep busy during winter break by making their own holiday version of the popular game ‘Memory.’What you wi...

December 5th, 2016 |  


Rotary Club of the Abingtons: Red kettle weekends

Rotary Club of the Abingtons: Red kettle weekends

The Rotary Club of the Abingtons will once again collect money for the many needs of the Salvation Army. For about 50 years, we have donned our warm c...

December 5th, 2016 |  


More Than Movies: A secret revealed at the Dietrich Theater

More Than Movies: A secret revealed at the Dietrich Theater

I have had to keep a secret for two years.I was sworn to secrecy by my brother-in-law Stephen Hendrickson. All I could say is that he was working on a...

November 29th, 2016 updated: November 29th, 2016. |  


Adult Education: Still time to sign up for fall classes with the Abington Area Community Classroom

Adult Education: Still time to sign up for fall classes with the Abington Area Community Classroom

It is 8:38 p.m. Nov. 12 and our family has just finished our celebration of Thanksgiving this year. We all adjusted our schedules so that most of us c...

November 21st, 2016 |  


More Than Movies: Spinning stories at the Dietrich Theater

More Than Movies: Spinning stories at the Dietrich Theater

Yesterday we were transported to faraway lands full of magic and whimsical characters when master storyteller Fiona Powell took us on an adventure in ...

November 21st, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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 |  


Retro decor adds appeal to Dalton Pharmacy

Retro decor adds appeal to Dalton Pharmacy

DALTON — The owners of Dalton Pharmacy conduct a retro kind of business from a corner building that was built in 1885 and has functioned as a pl...

November 15th, 2016 |  


Kids Quality Clarks Summit owner hoping to sell business, clearance sale in effect until Dec. 24

Kids Quality Clarks Summit owner hoping to sell business, clearance sale in effect until Dec. 24

CLARKS SUMMIT – Late last month, Rebecca Bruner posted a large sign in one of the front windows of Kids Quality, purveyor of new and gently-used...

November 15th, 2016 |  


Allied Services receives HomeCare Elite status for ninth year

Allied Services receives HomeCare Elite status for ninth year

CLARKS SUMMIT — For the ninth consecutive year, Allied Services Home Health received the HomeCare Elite status as one of the top 25 percent of h...

November 15th, 2016 |  


Everything Natural launches food drive for the Keystone Rescue Mission Alliance

Everything Natural launches food drive for the Keystone Rescue Mission Alliance

CLARKS SUMMIT — Everything Natural, 426 S. State St. launched a Be Thankful Food Drive on Nov. 1 to benefit the Keystone Rescue Mission Alliance...

November 12th, 2016 |  


Clarks Summit Senior Living receives Bronze National Quality Award-Commitment to Quality

Clarks Summit Senior Living receives Bronze National Quality Award-Commitment to Quality

Clarks Summit Senior Living, 950 Morgan Hwy., recently received the Bronze National Quality Award-Commitment to Quality. Executive Director Kolia Pere...

November 8th, 2016 |  


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