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Big plays lead Comets over Patriots

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CLARKS SUMMIT — Abington Heights’ senior Jake Henzes opened the scoring with a 49-yard punt return touchdown and added the final blow with a 49-yard touchdown catch with under four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter to key Abington Heights’ 31-14 win over Pittston Area Saturday afternoon at Comets Stadium in a non-league game.“There was great blocking by our team,” Henzes said of the punt return. “We really needed some momentum because we were struggling on offense up to that point. To start the season off like that was big for our team.”

 

Beauchemin stars in Tigers loss

ATHENS — A strong 2014 debut for Tunkhannock senior Brian Beauchemin wasn’t enough to earn the Tigers a road win in their season opener.Beauchemin scored both Tunkhannock touchdowns while racking up 189 totals yards in a 20-14 non-conference loss to Athens on Friday night.The versatile Beauchemin has appeared in just about every skill position in the past for Tunkhannock (0-1), including quarterback. On Friday he got 20 carries for 147 yards and two scores an...

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Marywood University to dedicate Veterans Resource Center

Marywood University’s Veterans Resource Center is hosting a dedication ceremony on Monday, Sept. 15 at noon, at 2236 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. The ceremony is free and open to the public. In addition to the dedication ceremony, an open house and tours of the center, led by the Marywood Student Veterans Alliance, will take place from 1 to 3 p.m.

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Abington Area Community Classroom

The summer is almost behind us! How did that happen? Whatever transpired with you during this glorious summer season, we hope you are ready to return to the “real world”of school and schedules, and to think about a class this fall - a perfect time of year for learning something new.Abington Area Community Classroom brochures are ready and waiting for you! Some have been mailed, some are in venues around town – think Duffy’s, Kost Tire, Abington Dental, Manni...

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Driver exits vehicle after crash leaves car upside down on State Street

CLARKS SUMMIT- A two-car crash on South State Street in Clarks Summit at approximately 3:45 p.m. Thursday created detours on the busy roadway.Brady Wood, 24, of Springville, was traveling south on South State Street when his car jerked to the right and hit an unoccupied red Toyota Prius V outside Duffy’s Coffee House, according to Clarks Summit police officer Eric Williams.Wood’s green Chrysler Sebring flipped and landed on its hood.Wood appeared t...

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Lackawanna unveils new Learning Studio

As Lackawanna College enters its 120th year of providing an education in Northeastern Pennsylvania, officials unveiled its newest initiative in helping students reach their educational goals.During an event at the college’s Scranton campus on Aug. 27, the new Learning Studio was unveiled. Designed with input from the college’s own Center for Teaching and Learning, the studio transformed a once traditional classroom into a setting that incorporates a cutting-edge design ...

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I-81 North ramp in Dickson City expected to open at noon

According to PennDOT, the I-81 North ramp at Main Avenue, Dickson City will open today at noon. Construction crews are finishing up remaining work. Motorists should use caution when traveling in the area.

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PennDOT, police focus on reducing impaired driving crashes through Labor Day holiday

As part of the national enforcement initiative, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” PennDOT, state police and municipal police are focusing their efforts on reducing alcohol-and drug-related crashes through Labor Day.“Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is unsafe and it’s against the law,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said in a news release. “Although alcohol-related crashes have gradually decreased, drugged-driving crashes and fat...

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PocoNotes announces ‘The Faces and Voices of The Blues III’ to be held at Scranton’s historic Tripp House

On October 4 and 5, Scranton’s historic Tripp House will be the setting for “The Faces and Voices of The Blues III.” This two-day event, hosted by PocoNotes, will showcase the images of acclaimed documentary photographer, Jim Gavenus, the guitar mastery of Nashville blues-rocker, Patrick Sweany, and a collection of unique instruments designed and handcrafted by Dave Whetsell of Snikle Cigar Box Guitars.

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Pennsylvania American Water announces water tank rehabilitation in Archbald

Pennsylvania American Water announced Wednesday plans to rehabilitate its one million-gallon water storage tank in Archbald, which includes repainting the structure to provide a protective barrier that prevents the steel from rusting and compromising water quality During the project, the company does not expect any service interruptions to local customers while crews work on the approximately $360,000 project.The project, which began earlier this week, includes inspecting, sandblas...

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County explains delay on Depot Street Project

Lackawanna County Director of Economic Development George Kelly told Clarks Summit Borough Council at the regular borough work session Aug. 26 the county will not disperse Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds because of an audit from Harrisburg.“Until we resolve this audit, we are holding up the CDBG projects,” Kelly said.The audit could take anywhere from 30 days to six months, which has significantly delayed the Depot Street Project because the pr...

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Throwback Thursday: remembering the past

“Throwback Thursday” is a popular social media trend in which internet users, on Thursdays, log on to websites such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr and post photos from the distant (and sometimes not so distant) past. The Abington Journal is joining the fun and digging through our archives for small pieces of life in the Abingtons from years past. This week’s journey takes us back 49 years to March 25, 1965 and even further back to the early 1900’s.

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Marywood University to offer free depression screenings

Marywood University’s Psychological Services Center (PSC) will offer free depression screenings as part of National Depression Screening Day on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Psychological Services Center, located in the McGowan Center on campus. No appointment is necessary, and the screenings are open to the public.Held annually during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October, National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) raises awareness and screens people for d...

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Giants to open fall sports season this weekend

Keystone College’s fall athletic teams are set to open their 2014 seasons this weekend, highlighted by the Giants’ first official games at Keystone’s new athletic turf field and track complex. Five teams will make their season debuts on Friday and four teams will compete on the new turf field over the weekend.On Friday night, Keystone’s men’s soccer and field hockey teams will play their first-ever official contests at the new athletic turf field and t...

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Abington Snapple wins CSBL championship

In its second year participating in the Collegiate Summer Baseball League (CSBL), Abington Snapple was able to capture the championship.The team consisted primarily of collegiate baseball players from the Abington, Factoryville, and Tunkhannock areas. The CSBL is a summer baseball league that provides players from Wyoming, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, and Pike counties the opportunity to compete against other collegiate players from the area.

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Dietrich Movie Mania

This week’s question: Who wrote the novel that is the basis for the movie “If I Stay”?Last week’s winner: Joe GyurakiLast week’s answer: Harrison Ford

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Clarks Summit family opens Italian restaurant

A grand opening will be held on Aug. 26 at Parmigiano’s, located in the former Be Life Cafe in the Village Center at 639 Northern Boulevard in South Abington Township. Specializing in Italian food and offers a take-out menu including a vast selection of salads, Parmesan dishes, sandwiches, pasta and sides, Parmigiano’s is owned by Chris and Beth Barcia, of Clarks Summit, who also operate Palazzo 53, a popular Italian restaurant in Pittston. The menu at the new restaurant also offe...

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AAJRB, the Greater Scranton YMCA partner to present the Third Annual Harvest Moon Fest

The Abington Area Joint Recreation Board (AAJRB) and the Greater Scranton YMCA are partnering to present the Third Annual Harvest Moon Fest at Hillside Park, 1188 Winola Road, Clarks Summit. This year’s free event is set for Sunday, Sept. 28 from noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine.The event will feature a Cow Flop (new this year), children’s activities, fall themed arts and crafts, canoe rentals, bounce house, face painting, live music at the pavilion (with Bill Frye, Sassaf...

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