NEWS


Abington Heights High School graduate Diana Crowley inducted into honor societies at Susquehanna University

Abington Heights High School graduate Diana Crowley inducted into honor societies at Susquehanna University

SELINSGROVE — Diana Crowley, of South Abington Township, was recently inducted into two honor societies at Susquehanna University: the Pi Delta ...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Abington Heights High School cheerleaders ‘flock’ the Abingtons with lawn flamingos to raise money for the squad

Abington Heights High School cheerleaders ‘flock’ the Abingtons with lawn flamingos to raise money for the squad

Dianne Ostrowski, of Dalton, stepped outside her front door one afternoon to find a flock of pink flamingos in her yard.But the incident wasn’t ...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Fifth annual Drink to Pink event to benefit the American Cancer Society

Fifth annual Drink to Pink event to benefit the American Cancer Society

SCRANTON — Friends of the American Cancer Society will host the Fifth Annual Drink to Pink event from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4 at CooperR...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Volunteers sought to help harvest produce at the Waverly Community Garden

Volunteers sought to help harvest produce at the Waverly Community Garden

WAVERLY TWP. — Embracing its vision to “transform the world, one meal at a time,” the Waverly Community Garden is inviting members o...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Factoryville student Grace Wetzel named to St. Lawrence University dean’s list

Factoryville student Grace Wetzel named to St. Lawrence University dean’s list

CANTON, N.Y. — Grace M. Wetzel, of Factoryville, was selected for inclusion on the dean’s list for academic achievement during the spring ...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Clarks Summit resident Carla Medura receives 2016 District 4-0 Charles M. Mattei Award from PennDOT

Clarks Summit resident Carla Medura receives 2016 District 4-0 Charles M. Mattei Award from PennDOT

DUNMORE — Carla Medura, of Clarks Summit, was recently awarded the 2016 District 4-0 Charles M. Mattei Award, which is given to an employee who ...

July 26th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Abington Journal sports calendar for the week of July 27, 2016

Abington Journal sports calendar for the week of July 27, 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...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Keystone College tabs Alison Ritter as new softball head coach

Keystone College tabs Alison Ritter as new softball head coach

LA PLUME — Keystone College named Alison Ritter as the school’s new head softball coach. Ritter will guide the Giants after spending five ...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Abington captures District 11 Prep American Legion championship

Abington captures District 11 Prep American Legion championship

Abington defeated Moscow, 9-1, to win the District 11 Prep American Legion championship on Saturday, July 16 in Covington Township. Winning pitcher Ga...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Clarks Summit dancer to perform with Double ‘R’ Twirlettes at Niagara Falls

Clarks Summit dancer to perform with Double ‘R’ Twirlettes at Niagara Falls

Members of the Double ‘R’ Twirlettes recently performed at Niagara Falls. Among the participants was Kiera Lucash of Clarks Summit, who is the new...

July 20th, 2016 updated: July 20th, 2016. |  


Abington American claims District 17 10-11 year-old baseball championship

Abington American claims District 17 10-11 year-old baseball championship

Winning pitcher Noah McCarty also hit a home run in Abington American’s win against West Scranton for the District 17 10-11 year-old title Frida...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Memorial race to honor life of South Abington Twp. resident

Memorial race to honor life of South Abington Twp. resident

SCRANTON — When Charlie Charlesworth, Pennsylvania Council President of Trout Unlimited, approached Nardimar Koch about holding an event in memo...

July 19th, 2016 |  


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Arts and entertainment calendar for week of July 27, 2016

Arts and entertainment calendar for week of July 27, 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...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Arts On The Square at Lackawanna County Courthouse set for Saturday, July 30

Arts On The Square at Lackawanna County Courthouse set for Saturday, July 30

SCRANTON — Lackawanna County Courthouse Square will once again be transformed into an arts and entertainment hub with music, crafts, painting an...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Waverly Community House, Dietrich Theater and Theatre at Lackawanna College to host first ever Belin Film Festival Oct. 14-16

Waverly Community House, Dietrich Theater and Theatre at Lackawanna College to host first ever Belin Film Festival Oct. 14-16

WAVERLY — The F. Lammot Belin Arts Foundation at the Waverly Community House announced the first-ever Belin Film Festival, will run from Friday,...

July 25th, 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 |  


Music For Models next on Lakeside Wednesday Concerts lineup for Aug. 3

Music For Models next on Lakeside Wednesday Concerts lineup for Aug. 3

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — Following Wednesday evening’s performance by the Von Storch Quartet and Bill Carter, Music for Models is the next ba...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Adult Education: Fall classes, The Gathering Place shaping up

Adult Education: Fall classes, The Gathering Place shaping up

Recently I went to a literary conference called The Gathering at Keystone College (to avoid any confusion, The Gathering has no connection to The Gath...

July 19th, 2016 |  


OPINION


Library News: Summer Reading Club Circus coming up Aug. 5 at the Abington Community Library

Library News: Summer Reading Club Circus coming up Aug. 5 at the Abington Community Library

Though it may be difficult to believe, summer reading clubs at the library are coming to a close in just a few weeks. Teens and adults, make sure you ...

July 15th, 2016 |  


More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater gears up for film festival, River Day activities in Tunkhannock

More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater gears up for film festival, River Day activities in Tunkhannock

Only two days before Summer Fest kicks off at the Dietrich!I just love that we have four festivals in a year now. Otherwise we would miss so many of t...

July 11th, 2016 |  


Dalton Library Delights: Summer, stories and smiles

Dalton Library Delights: Summer, stories and smiles

We’re in summer mode at the Dalton Community Library and the energy is high. The door is swinging open with lots of smiling faces and the sound ...

July 5th, 2016 |  


Rotary Club of the Abingtons: Club has much to celebrate this summer

Rotary Club of the Abingtons: Club has much to celebrate this summer

For 31 years, the Rotary Club of the Abingtons has lit up the skies in celebration of our nation’s independence with fireworks at the Abington H...

July 5th, 2016 |  


More Than Movies: Walking tours, birds of prey highlight Dietrich Theater schedule

More Than Movies: Walking tours, birds of prey highlight Dietrich Theater schedule

Editor’s note: This week’s column was written by Dietrich Theater Program Director Margie Young.Tunkhannock should be bursting with pride ...

June 28th, 2016 |  


More Than Movies: Live theater, summer camps and more fill the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock

More Than Movies: Live theater, summer camps and more fill the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock

Editor’s note: This week’s column was written by Dietrich Theater Program Director Margie Young. Erica Rogler will return next week.Last w...

June 20th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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 |  


Dunkin’ Donuts of Northeastern Pennsylvania announces Iced Coffee Day on July 13 to benefit Saint Joseph’s Center

Dunkin’ Donuts of Northeastern Pennsylvania announces Iced Coffee Day on July 13 to benefit Saint Joseph’s Center

SCRANTON — Dunkin’ Donuts of Northeastern Pennsylvania announced Wednesday, July 13 will be the seventh annual Iced Coffee Day to support ...

July 11th, 2016 |  


Abington Business and Professional Association to hold annual Summerfest and Sidewalk Sale Days July 14-16

Abington Business and Professional Association to hold annual Summerfest and Sidewalk Sale Days July 14-16

CLARKS SUMMIT — The Abington Business and Professional Association will present its annual Summerfest and Sidewalk Sale Days Thursday through Sa...

July 11th, 2016 |  


Abington Heights grad smells success with Scranton business Note Fragrances

Abington Heights grad smells success with Scranton business Note Fragrances

SCRANTON — Abington Heights graduate Danielle Fleming, 38, of Dunmore, is on mission to change the world – one fragrance at a time.And as ...

June 21st, 2016 |  


Bill Donahoe opens new Fish Window Cleaning franchise location in Clarks Summit

Bill Donahoe opens new Fish Window Cleaning franchise location in Clarks Summit

Bill Donahoe opened a new local franchise location of Fish Window Cleaning at 401 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit. The new business provides services fo...

June 21st, 2016 |  


Our Lady of Peace School receives EITC donation from Kane Is Able

Our Lady of Peace School receives EITC donation from Kane Is Able

Alex and Kelly Stark from Kane Is Able presented a check for $10,000 to Colleen Jumper, principal of Our Lady of Peace School in Clarks Green. Kane Is...

June 20th, 2016 |  


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