TV GUIDE MUSICALPLANNED
“The TV Guide Musical,” a musical revue featuring favoritetheme songs and commercialsfrom popular TV shows fromthe 1950s to the present, willbe held today, March 17 at theMusic Box Dinner Playhouse,196 Hughes St., Swoyersville.A spaghetti dinner and showis $20. Show only is $16.Call 283-2195 for informationand reservations.
BREAKFAST BUFFET SET
The Noxen Volunteer FireCompany will hold a breakfastbuffet from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.today, March 17 at the ﬁre hallon Stull Road, noxen.Price is $8 for adults and $4for children under 12 years of age.Bring a non-perishable fooditem for the Noxen Food Pantry and receive a rafﬂe ticket for a ham.
The Wyoming Valley Audu-bon Society will present“Oceans of North America” at7 p.m. on Monday, March 18 at Trinity Presbyterian Church,Irem Road, Dallas. The presentation is free.
REP AVAILABLE INBENTON
A representative of Rep.Karen Boback will be availableat noon on Wednesday, March20 at the Benton Senior Centerin the Northern Columbia andCultural Center, 42 Community Dr., Benton.For more information, call477-3752 or 836-4777.
COAST GUARD VETSMEET
Members of the NEPA CoastGuard Veterans Assoc. willmeet at 6:30 p.m. on March 20at the Dallas American LegionPost on the Dallas highway.For more information, con-tact Neil Morrison at 288-6817.
EGGSTRAVAGANZAPLANNED AT MEADOWS
The Meadows Nursing andRehabilitation Center will holda Spring EGGstravaganza from10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday,March 23. This free, family event willfeature vendors, childen’sgames, crafts, prizes, refresh-ments, an Auxiliary-sponsoredbake sale and visits with theEaster Bunny.For more information, call675-8600, ext. 115 or 195.
CONTRA DANCE SET
A New England Contra dancefeaturing music by ﬁddlerRyck Kaiser and friends along with calling by Ted Crane willbe held at 7 p.m. on Saturday,April 6 at the Church of ChristUniting, 776 Market St., Kings-ton. No partner or previousexperience is necessary.Admission is $9 for adults with reduced admission forfamilies.Further information is avail-able at 333-4007.
ALL-DAY BINGO SET
An all-day Bingo will beheld on Sunday, April 14 at theNorthmoreland Twp. Fire Hallin Centermoreland.Doors open at 12:01 p.m. andearly birds begin at 1:30 p.m.A dinner will be served at ap-proximately 4:30 p.m..For reservations, call Jim orCarol at 333-4906.
T H E D A L L A S P O S T
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Promoting the Lake-Lehman Band Sponsors Annual Spring Craft Show are, from left, ﬁrstrow, Lacey Carey, Kayleigh Konek, Lila Szabo, Sierra Titus, Stephanie Konek. Second row,Deanna Szabo, James Cihocki and Mikayla Kidd.
The Lake-Lehman BandSponsors Annual Spring CraftShow will be held from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March23 at the Lake-Lehman Jr./Sr.High School, Old Route 115,Lehman.Up to 100 crafters will beon site, offering items for thehome, garden, Easter andspring.A wide variety of vendors will sell handmade Eastercandy and fudge, handcraftedsilver and beaded jewelry, mat-ted pictures, soaps and lotions,candles, pottery, wood crafts,spring ﬂoral wreaths, dollcloths, pet-related gift items,apparel,quilted and crochetedpieces, folk art, upcycle art,hand painted items and muchmore.A bake sale and a variety of hot foods will be served all day in the cafeteria.Admissionisfreeandallpro-ceeds beneﬁt the Lake-Lehmanband programs. For more infor-mation, call 477-2935.
LL Band Sponsors plan craft show
Cheerleading coaches come under ﬁre
Dallas School District cheerleadersand their parents addressed the schoolboard at its March 11 meeting regard-ingvarsitycheerleadingcoachSuzannePowell.Jennifer Sorber, a middle schoolcheerleading coach in the district andparent, said her daughter was bulliedby Powell and Sorber felt forced to pro-tect her from verbal taunts during prac-tices and games.“I’m also a coach and it is importantto motivate those we coach but thereis a line we, as coaches, do not cross,”said Sorber, questioning the appropri-ateness of Powell sending text messag-es directly to those she coached.Lisa Cummings, parent of cheerlead-er Aneilla Cummings, 14, said many cheerleaders were afraid of the coachand many would not be trying out forthe cheer team next year because of itsreputation of negativity and drama.Several varsity cheerleaders Powellhad coached addressed the board, in-dicating they had successfully cheeredunder other coaches but that Powellhad labeled them as “starting drama”or not working hard enough.Powell, who limited her commentsto the board, said that often it wassometimes necessary to offer strong di-rectives to those she coached and citedimprovementsinthevarsitycheerteamduring the 2 ½ years during which shehad coached.Karen Sebolka, who spoke in defenseof Powell, said, “my daughter cheeredunder Powell and, although she wasn’talways happy, she learned responsibil-ity and respect.”Several board members lauded thosestudent cheerleaders who spoke beforethem as having courage and compo-sure.Parent Lisa Alves, whose daugh-ter Ashlie had originally addressedthe board at a prior meeting, said she wouldhavepreferredtohaveaddressedthe issues in a private forum but thatadministrators had not responded toher request for a meeting betweenadministration and parents of districtcheerleaders.In another matter, a plaque was pre-sented in memory of Gary Mathers, who served the board as both a teacherand a board member.“His vision changed our traditionalindustrial arts program into a techno-logically advanced one,” said FrankGalicki, superintendent.“He was truly a front runner in that area.”Addressing security, Bill Gartrell, di-rector of technology, presented a videodemonstratingtheuseofcamerastoin-crease awareness within district schoolbuildings.Board members commented on theclarity and resolution of the streaming video.Gartrell said when the project wascomplete there would be 111 cam-eras within district buildings. Gartrell would then move on to assessing andreﬁning the outside camera system. The district will utilize Ipads, cellphones and other devices, allowing ad-ministration, staff and local police ac-cess to the information streaming fromthose cameras.In another matter, Charles Preesecongratulated Forensic team membersfor advancing to the Forensic NationalQualiﬁers in Philadelphia in May. The next work session of the DallasSchool District will be held at 7 p.m.on April 8.
DALLAS SCHOOL DISTRICT
Dallas Post Correspondent
LAKE-LEHMAN SCHOOL DISTRICT
Turf bid approved by Lake-Lehman
Dallas Post Correspondent
Plans for improvementsto the Lake-Lehman athleticgrounds made progress at theschool board’s March 11 meet-ing at Lake-Noxen Elementary. The board awarded the bidfor replacement of the district’sartiﬁcial turf to A-Turf, Inc., of Lancaster. The bid was not toexceed $468,000 and includesthe removal of existing turf and installation of a new 10mmelastic rubber pad with a 25-year warranty and artiﬁcial turf with a 12-year warranty. The board also approved a motion to advertise for bids toresurface the artiﬁcial running track.School District Superinten-dent James McGovern urgedparents and residents to con-tact their state representativesaboutthegrantpackagethedis-trict has submitted in conjunc-tion with Jackson Township.The gaming grant would pay for the replacement of the turf as well as for other improve-ments, including a sand vol-leyball court and pavilion, twopractice ﬁelds, an ice skating rink and a walking trail. Thefacilities would be used by thepublic as well as by the district.After the meeting, McGov-ern stated the bid was $35,000to $40,000 under what hadbeen expected for the replace-ment turf.McGovern was asked abouthis hopes for obtaining thegaming grant.“If it goes by ambition and work, I’m 100 percent sure,” hesaid. He added that he realizedthere are many grant applica-tionsbutsaid,“We’reextremely hopeful.”McGovern also said that,evenifthegrantisawarded,thedistrict will continue with theplanned “Knight of Mayhem”fundraiser set for June 1.Resident Kevin Salaway ad-dressed the board by making what he called “an appeal forfairness.” He told the boardabout damage to his daugh-ter’s vehicle by a snow plow onschool district property. Sala- way said he had been told theschool district’s insurance didnot cover the incident but thatSalaway’s $500 insurance de-ductible would be paid by thedistrict’s insurance.Salaway said the claimagainst his insurance wouldadversely affect his rates. It wassuggested by several membersof the board to have the ve-hicle repaired by the West SideCareer and Technical Ccenterauto repair department.Kevin Koziol, of HarveysLake, made a presentationabout theSMARTsub, a com-pany which assists school dis-trictsinﬁndingandadminister-ing substitute teachers. Koziolis COO of theSMARTsub andexplained beneﬁts of the sys-tem to the board members andassembled residents.Koziol said the sub program would make calls to potentialsubstitute teachers, keep accu-rate records of all sub activity and charge school districts only for the actual number of sub-stitute days used. A big part of Koziol’s program is his plan toreturn half the cost of the pro-gram to the district.Boardmembersapprovedthefollowing coaching positions:John Sobocinski, head coachfor track and ﬁeld at a stipendof $3,843; C. Wayne Oplinger,head coach for softball at a sti-pend of $4254; D. Corey Brin,head coach for volleyball at a stipend of 4,254; and MatthewIde, junior high assistant at a stipend of $2650. The board accepted, withregret, the retirement noticeof Regina Modrovsky, schoolnurse, effective the end of thisschool year. The next board meeting willbe held at 7 p.m. on April 8 atRoss Elementary School.
Center Street project expected to be completed in April
Dallas Post Correspondent
The Kingston TownshipBoard of Supervisors at itsMarch 13 meeting announcedan anticipated completion dateofitsEastCenterStreetreplace-ment project of April 28, 2013.“It is something that we will want to celebrate,” said supervi-sor Jeffrey Box. “It’s been a long road.” The board also approved a payment of $33,511 towardsthat project, of which the town-ship’s responsibility will be$6,702.40.In another matter, KathleenSebastian, township manager,read a letter of commendation written by Chief of Police JamesBalavage, commending OfﬁcerMichael Huntzinger for bravery in rescuing two residents at therisk of drowning.“Atonepoint,hehimselfwentundertheice,”saidBox,“buthecontinued in his effort until heknew everyone was safe.”In another matter, the boardapproved a motion to sign anagreement with Pennsylvania Department of Transportationpursuant to a grant of $50,000directed toward upgrading pe-destrian crossing signals. The board also approved a transfer of $26,670 from its gen-eral fund to its state liquid fuelfund, necessitated by the needfor additional salt because of winter weather.A motion to appoint a resi-dent to the Planning Commis-sion to serve a four year term,ending December 2016 was ap-proved.Sebastian announced her in-tent to advertise for summerrecreation staff which will in-clude a supervisor and severalcounselors. The next regular meeting of the Kingston Township Board of Supervisors will be held at 7:30p.m. on Wednesday, April 10.
Annual rummage salebeneﬁts DHS Lock-In
ThegymnasiumattheDallasMiddleSchoolwasaseaofbargainson March 9 and 10 as the Dallas High School Lock-In Committeestaged its annual rummage sale.
BILL TARUTIS PHOTOS/FOR THE DALLAS POST
Dallas High School seniors Amanda Foote, left, and Rebecca Darling, both of Dallas, hang clothesfor display at the Dallas Middle School gymnasium during a rummage sale to beneﬁt the 2013Dallas High School Lock-In.Four-year-old Jack Daly, left,checks out a toy with his sis-ter Leia, 10, both of Dallas, ata rummage sale at the DallasMiddle School.Volunteer Pam Mingey, right,of Dallas, checks out an itemfor 5-year-old Jeiamer Bran-don, left, of Wilkes-Barre, ashis grandmother Jean Neely,of Plymouth, looks on.Lori McIntyre, of Pittston, sifts through piles of clothing at theDallas High School Lock-In Rummage Sale.