First Posted: 2/22/2012


Clarks Summit-Abington Reunion Committee for Class of 1960 seeks members: Sharon Bunnell Hellman, Carol Cobb Kish, Patricia Dunning Butler, Connie Hatfield Dailey, Sue Ellen Kadison Vecchiotti, Elizabeth Nash, Barbara Neidlinger, Rosalie Novak White, Judith Seamans Halloway and Patricia Mcavaney Flynn. Info: 587.3056 or 587.3676.

Clarks Summit-Abington High School Class of 1962 50-Year Reunion scheduled for the weekend of September 8. A committee has been formed to search for former classmates and seek input on activities for the weekend. Members of the class or anyone with information on the whereabouts of members of the class may contact John Arcangelo at 587.4453 or access the reunion Facebook page, CSA Class of 1962.


Cell phone collection, Abington Heights High School Students Against Destructive Decisions is collecting cell phones at the high school. All cell phones are cleared and programmed with 911 for use by the elderly. The phones may be dropped off in the main office of the high school.

Overeaters Anonymous meetings, First Presbyterian Church, 201 Stone Ave., Clarks Summit, weekly, Monday and Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. and Sun., 4 p.m. Info: 587.4313.

Donations request for used school uniforms.
Our Lady of the Snows Church, donating to Limulungo Community School, Mongu District in Western Zambia, Africa. Any size white shirt, navy and plaid skirts, pants, shorts, sweaters and sweat shirts welcome. Info: 587.3268 to arrange drop-off and pick-up.

Glenburn 4-H Sewing Club. R
egistration for 4-H textile science projects. Boys and girls, age 8 to 19 are invited. Info: Register at Penn State Cooperative Extension office, 963.6842.

Volunteers needed for Ombudsman (Resident Rights’ Advocate) Program. Community neighbors who are trained to help clarify responsibilities and the rights of those in long-term living facilities. Must be over 18. Info: Sylvia Kolosinsky, Director of volunteer services, 344.3931.

Young Adult Quit (YAQ) Smoking Study. Smokers ages 18 to 30 who join the study receive free materials to quit smoking, two weeks of free nicotine patches and two gift cards for completion of the study. Info: email or 1.866.371.9362 ext. 4349.

4-H program request volunteers to teach project skills and serve as role models for youth. Adults needed to serve as volunteer leaders of 4-H clubs (five or more members, ages 8-19). Policies and procedures to ensure that 4-H programs take place in a positive and safe environment. All individuals must successfully complete the Penn State Cooperative Extension’s screening process for volunteers before volunteer work can begin. Info:963.6842.

Cub Scout Pack 251, sponsored by the Clarks Green United Methodist Church. Info: Cub Master, Tom Sheakoski, 586.8049 or

The Scranton Rescue Missions offers food and clothing. The Scranton Rescue Mission, 8 W. Olive St., offers a community service and meals every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 5:25 p.m. Free haircuts first and second Saturday of the month during Bible Study. Every Sunday evening following the evening service, the mission distributes non-perishable food and clothes. Anyone in need of spiritual help, food or clothing can contact or 357.6677.

Senior Citizens for Senior Dog, Sponsored by Laura’s Hope Rescue. Unites humans and dogs who are in the same period of their lives. Seniors willing to help other seniors in need can contact the rescue at 280.2083.

Boys and Girls Club Car Donation Program for Boys and Girls club in U.S. Cars do not have to be functional, but need a title. The cars are sold at auctions and funds benefit the club. Info: 1.800.246.0493.

Stroke Affects the Young, at the Charles Luger Outpatient Center of Allied Rehab Hospital, Moffat Drive, Scranton in the Graf Community Room from 3 to 5 p.m. This monthly support group for young survivors of stroke is to discuss topics like how surviving a stroke affects your education, career, child rearing, and more. The 2012 meeting schedule is as follows: February 26, March 25, April 22, May 27, June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23, October 28, November 25 and December 23. Info:, 243.1792 or

Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania, Resource Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Lupus screenings, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Registered Nurse Consultant, Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Gluten- Free Information Exchange, fourth Thursday of every month located at Wegmans, Dickson City 6 p.m.; Successful Living with Chronic Illness third Thursday of every month, Noon; 615 Jefferson Ave, Scranton. 888.995.8787.


February 22:
Constituent Outreach Day, at the Clarks Green Borough Building, 104 N. Abington Rd., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. State Representative Kevin Murphy’s and his staff will hold constituent outreach visits in February throughout the 113th Legislative District. His staff can help with the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, PACE/PACENET prescription-drug coverage, veterans’ issues, unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation and any other state-related matter.

St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral Homemade Pirogie Sale, at St. John’s Center, Hill Street, Mayfield from noon to 4 p.m. Homemade pierogie (deep fried or uncooked) will be sold for $6 per dozen on a first-come/first-served basis. Info: 876.0730. Business orders: fax to 876.2534.

“Soup and Sermon,” Lenten Worship Experience, at the Elm Park United Methodist Church Chapel at the corner of Linden St. and Jefferson Ave., Scranton , from 12:05 to 12:30 p.m., continuing each Wednesday throughout the seven weeks of Lent. Light lunch to be served in Elm Park’s Dining Hall From 12:30 to 1 p.m. This year’s participating pastors are: Rabbi Joseph Mendelsohn, Temple Israel, Ash Wednesday, Feb 22; Rev. Carole McCallum, Senior Pastor, Elm Park UMC, Feb. 29; Rev. Robert Wood, Pastor, Paupack UMC, March 7; Rev. Josefina Perez, Pastor, Myrtle Street UMC March 14; Rev. Leonard Buxton, Retired UMC Clergy, March 21; Rev. Richard Malloy, University of Scranton, March 28; and the Rev. Bill Wolf., Associate Pastor, Elm Park United Methodist Church, April 4. A free will offering will be taken for lunch.

Annual Chinchilla Hose Company Pizza Sale, at the fire station on Shady Lane Road, from 2 to 7p.m., continuing every Friday during lent until April 6. Red, white, red broccoli or white broccoli pizza available. All proceeds benefit the operation and equipment for the Chinchilla Hose Company of South Abington Township. Orders: call 586.5726 the day of the sale.

Ash Wednesday Service, at Clarks Green United Methodist Church, 119 Glenburn Rd., at 7 p.m. This candlelight service will usher in the Lenten Season and allow for a time for the senses to guide into the presence of God.

February 23:
Abington Heights School District Spring Sports Physicals, at the Abington Heights High School Field House from 2:30 to 4 p.m. for Junior High and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for grades 9-12. Cost: $15 per student.

Open Forum on Drugs and Alcohol, in The Gathering Room of Our Lady of Snows Church, 301 S. State St. from 6:30 to 8 p.m., dinner starting at 6 p.m. For parents and teens seventh grade through high school. Presenters include a teen panel; Jude Villano, Certified Prevention Specialist; and Karen Arscott, D.O. Marywood University, Physician Assistant Program Director. A spaghetti dinner will be provided and participants are invited to bring a dessert. Pre-Registration for the dinner is required by February 20. Register/info: 586.1741.

The KRW Foundation “Party with the PRO,” at the Electric City Trolley Museum, 300 Cliff St., Scranton, from 6 to 9 p.m. Features New York Yankee legends Bucky Dent, Dwight “Doc” Gooden, Joe Pepitone, Mickey Rivers and Roy White. Benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of NEPA. Cost: $50 general admission (includes beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres) or $125 VIP admission (includes VIP cocktail hour from 5 to 6 p.m. and $100 raffle ticket for French Street Martin Villa). Tickets: 342.8709 ext. 110,, or at door.

Angels for Aubree, at the Backyard Ale House in Scranton from 4 to 9 p.m. Ticket includes food, choice of one drink (domestic beer, well mixed, or wine), basket/iPad raffles and entertainment. A fundraiser to benefit Aubree DeFazio, daughter Elisabeth and Jeff DeFazio who has suffered complications such as Severe Pulmonary Hypertension, Hypoctic Eschemic Encephalitis, Chronic Lung Disease, Meconium Aspiration Syndrome and several other cardiac issues. Proceeds will assist the DeFazio family with medical, prescription and other expenses. Cost: $20 Tickets: or at the door.

February 25:
for Scoliosis Rock the Lumbar All Tribute Band Concert, at the Stone Elephant in Olyphant, at 6 p.m. First in a series of three tribute shows lined up for 2012. Cost: $9 in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets/Info: or 570.558.9247.

Ziti with your Sweetie Dinner Theater, at the Clifford Fire Hall, Route 106 at 3 p.m. Hosted by the Clifford Community Youth Group. Salad, ziti with meatballs, beverage and dessert will be served while the youth present “Murder, Mayhem and Marshmallow Salad.” Cost: $8. Tickets: 222.3331, 2224344, or at the door (limited availability).

Alliance Landfill’s Camp Kestrel Habitat Workshop, in the Alliance Community Center, 360 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor at 9:30 a.m. For children 8 years and older. Features presentations and hands-on exercises to familiarize children with local habitat issues, how they can improve wildlife habitat, and how they can become better recyclers. Includes a habitat seminar led by Dr. Jerry Skinner, from Keystone College, a live-animal presentation by experts from the Pennsylvania Raptor and Wildlife Center, birdhouse building, a landfill site tour and a low-litter lunch where the campers reduce waste by recycling drink containers and lunch bags and by composting fruit waste. In the event of inclement weather, the date will be moved to March 3. Cost: free. Info: 562.1600 ext. 244.

Centennial Year of the Bible Mini-Retreat, First Presbyterian Church in Clarks Summit from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Taught by Dr. Buz Myers, a Professor at Gettysburg College and ordained Presbyterian minister. Cost: $10 (includes lunch). Register: 586.6306 or

The University of Scranton Exercise Science Club’s Fifth Annual Healthy Heart Fair, The Mall at Steamtown, from 1 – 3 p.m. Free blood pressure readings, body fat analysis, massages, educational games and information promoting awareness of heart health and heart disease.

Abington Heights Girls Softball Clinic, at the Abington Heights High School. Sponsored by The Abington Heights Jr. and Sr. High Coaches and Players. For girls ages 5 and older who are interested in playing softball. A pitching clinic will be held from 9 – 11 a.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m. Girls are asked to bring a parent or another player as their catcher. Hitting, fielding and base running will begin at 11:30 a.m. with registration at 11 a.m. Cost: $25 for one session or both for $35. Pre-register: Info:

Cub Scouts of Troop #152 Second Annual Pinewood Derby, at The Waverly Community House, at 11 a.m. A racing event for Cub Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America. Cub Scouts, with the help of parents, build their own cars from wood, usually from kits containing a block of pine, plastic wheels and metal axles. Scouting info: 241.8120.

February 26: American Red Cross Blood drive, at Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Road, Scranton, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In honor of Henri Deutsch, a psychologist who is being treated for lymphoma. Appointments are suggested, but walk-ins will be welcome. Appointments: 344.7201.

February 29: Taize Service, at St. Peter’s Church, Tunkhannock, at 6 p.m. All are welcome and invited to bring a meatless soup or a loaf of bread to share. Service will include prayer, meditation, chant and song. The Taiz

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