NEWS


Arts and entertainment calendar for the week of June 29, 2016

VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTSLakeside Wednesday Concert Series, 6 p.m. to dusk every Wednesday through Aug. 31 at Hillside Park, South Abington Township...

June 28th, 2016 |  


Abington Heights, Scranton Prep graduates receive honors at The University of Scranton

Abington Heights, Scranton Prep graduates receive honors at The University of Scranton

SCRANTON — Three Abington area students were among the members of The University of Scranton’s undergraduate class of 2016 honored for aca...

June 28th, 2016 |  


Abington area students named to dean’s list at Penn State University

Abington area students named to dean’s list at Penn State University

The following Abington area students were named to the dean’s list at Penn State University for the 2016 spring semester:AltoonaMaria B. Gibson,...

June 28th, 2016 |  


Abington area students graduate from Penn State University

Abington area students graduate from Penn State University

The following Abington area students graduated from Penn State University following the spring 2016 semester:HarrisburgChad D. Faraday, of South Abing...

June 28th, 2016 |  


Countryside Community Church holds fishing derby in Newton Twp. June 25

Countryside Community Church holds fishing derby in Newton Twp. June 25

NEWTON TWP. — Countryside Community Church held its annual fishing derby at the pond near Abington Heights Middle School located on Newton-Ranso...

June 28th, 2016 |  


Lee D. Kliewer named dean of Summit University’s Baptist Bible Seminary

Lee D. Kliewer named dean of Summit University’s Baptist Bible Seminary

CLARKS SUMMIT — Summit University of Pennsylvania selected Lee D. Kliewer to be the new dean of Baptist Bible Seminary. The university made the ...

June 28th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Lakeland High School relay team honored by Lackawanna County Commissioners

Lakeland High School relay team honored by Lackawanna County Commissioners

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a Certificate of Recognition to members of the Lakeland High School 4 x 4 gold medal 1,600-meter state c...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Strawberry Day 5K held in Clarks Summit, benefits The Gathering Place

Strawberry Day 5K held in Clarks Summit, benefits The Gathering Place

CLARKS SUMMIT — The second annual Clarks Summit Strawberry Day 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run, sponsored by the National Running Center on Davis S...

June 21st, 2016 |  


Scranton Tennis Club hosts doubles tournaments

Scranton Tennis Club hosts doubles tournaments

CLARKS SUMMIT — In the Blind Draw Mixed Doubles tournament held at the Scranton Tennis Club this past weekend, Justin Muthler and Patti Ostroski...

June 21st, 2016 |  


Abington area student-athletes selected to conference All-Academic team

Abington area student-athletes selected to conference All-Academic team

LA PLUME — A record 50 Keystone College student-athletes were named to the Colonial States Athletic Conference’s 2015-16 Winter/Spring All...

June 21st, 2016 |  


Abington Little League scores for the week of June 11, 2016

Abington Little League scores for the week of June 11, 2016

Saturday, June 11F. Smith and Sons 13South Abington Police 11Winning pitcher Matt Tresslar also had two hits. John Rich had two hits and Roman Cutrofe...

June 21st, 2016 |  


Clarks Summit brothers preparing to represent Pennsylvania at national wrestling event

Clarks Summit brothers preparing to represent Pennsylvania at national wrestling event

CLARKS SUMMIT — Brothers Jake and Matt Dailey have both reached the highest level of Pennsylvania youth wrestling.Next, the Clarks Summit reside...

June 21st, 2016 |  


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LIFE


Man on the Street: ‘What do you like best about living in America?’

Man on the Street: ‘What do you like best about living in America?’

“Being free — I think that sums it all up.”Nadine BurneyPittston“Because America is great.”Nancy SanfilippoSouth Abingto...

June 28th, 2016 |  


Coal Town Rounders to perform in Lakeside Wednesday Concert Series July 6 at Hillside Park

Coal Town Rounders to perform in Lakeside Wednesday Concert Series July 6 at Hillside Park

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — The Coal Town Rounders will bring its bluegrass sounds to the Hillside Park stage at 6 p.m. July 6 for the third show in t...

June 28th, 2016 |  


Lackawanna County pools and lakes open for the summer

Lackawanna County pools and lakes open for the summer

SCRANTON — The lakes and pool at Lackawanna County’s parks officially opened Friday, June 24. All of the locations are staffed with lifegu...

June 28th, 2016 |  


Abington Heights Class of 1981 planning August reunion

Abington Heights Class of 1981 planning August reunion

The Abington Heights Class of 1981 will hold its 35th reunion from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at The Scranton Canoe Club in Lake Winola. The cost i...

June 28th, 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 |  


Presentation on raptors set for the Dietrich Theater in July

Presentation on raptors set for the Dietrich Theater in July

TUNKHANNOCK — Bill Streeter, executive director of the Delaware Valley Raptor Center, will present Close Encounters with Birds of Prey at 11 a.m...

June 28th, 2016 |  


OPINION


More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater offers a variety of children’s camps this summer

More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater offers a variety of children’s camps this summer

Powerful.That is how I would describe National Theatre Live’s production of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” which I saw last Sunday on s...

June 14th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Science proves the negative effects of GMOs

Letter to the Editor: Science proves the negative effects of GMOs

Editor:In last week’s story on local farmers meeting with Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and state Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulic...

June 14th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Congratulations and a plea to area high school, college graduates

Letter to the Editor: Congratulations and a plea to area high school, college graduates

Editor:Dear Graduates,Congratulations on all of the accomplishments that you achieved during your high school or college career. As you begin the next...

June 7th, 2016 |  


Parenting, Abington Style: The end-of-the-school-year slump rears its head

Parenting, Abington Style: The end-of-the-school-year slump rears its head

We’ve had our first couple of 90-degree days. PSSAs are over. Pools are open. The science fair is in the history books. Shore plans are made.The...

June 6th, 2016 |  


More Than Movies: Films, festival and Founders Day at the Dietrich

More Than Movies: Films, festival and Founders Day at the Dietrich

Summer is here, which means it is blockbuster time at the Dietrich Theater. And boy, are there so many great films to choose from, including “Fi...

June 6th, 2016 |  


Rotary Club of the Abingtons: Club donates funds to The Gathering Place

Rotary Club of the Abingtons: Club donates funds to The Gathering Place

A check for $1,000 was presented from the Rotary Club of the Abingtons to The Gathering Place at a recent Rotary Club meeting, held at the Ramada Inn....

May 31st, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


Francis Smith & Sons, Inc. continues to grow and evolve after 80 years in business

Francis Smith & Sons, Inc. continues to grow and evolve after 80 years in business

SCOTT TWP. — Francis Smith & Sons, Inc. has served the Abingtons for 80 years and Craig Smith, the third generation president, plans to cont...

June 6th, 2016 |  


Hearing Health USA opens Clarks Summit office

Hearing Health USA opens Clarks Summit office

CLARKS SUMMIT — Hearing Health USA, which operates at more than 70 locations throughout the northeast, held a grand opening on Thursday, May 12 ...

May 16th, 2016 |  


Abington area business owners recognized by Lackawanna County Commissioners

Abington area business owners recognized by Lackawanna County Commissioners

On & On Marketplace of Scranton was the small business spotlighted at the May 3 Lackawanna County Commissioners meeting. South Abington Township r...

May 9th, 2016 |  


Times Leader launches redesigned website

WILKES-BARRE — The Times Leader website has a new look. The redesigned, comprehensive site — launched Thursday evening — provides readers eas...

April 29th, 2016 updated: May 2nd, 2016. |  


Duffy’s Coffee House hosts Abington Journal’s 2016 Best of the Abingtons Readers’ Choice Awards

Duffy’s Coffee House hosts Abington Journal’s 2016 Best of the Abingtons Readers’ Choice Awards

CLARKS SUMMIT — The Abington Journal held its 2016 Best of the Abingtons Readers’ Choice Awards ceremony Tuesday, April 26 at Duffy’...

April 26th, 2016 |  


Ado Salon offers tanning, hair services in Abington Shopping Center

Ado Salon offers tanning, hair services in Abington Shopping Center

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — Stephanie Gercken, of Dalton, owner of the new Ado Salon in the Abington Shopping Center, has been in the hair styling bus...

April 26th, 2016 |  


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