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The Abington Journal 08-31-2011

The Abington Journal 08-31-2011

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The Abington Journal - Community News for Clarks Summit. 08-31
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JOURNAL
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Clarks Summit, Pa. AUGUST 31 TO SEPTEMBER 6, 2011 50
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Serving the Greater Abington Community since1947
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THE ABINGTON
 
Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
The Comm’s Playground Pro- ject Rebuild is underway.See Page A4.
WAVERLY
All ages pitch for playground
The Community Classroom isset to begin classesin the fall.See Page A12.
ABINGTONS
Class is in session
The Waverly Community Housewill offer a meditation class infall. See Page A13.
WAVERLY
Finding peace at the Comm
Robert Thomas, sensei of the570 Dojo, hosted a self-defensetraining at Keystone College.See Page C2.
LA PLUME
Ready to defend
ArtsEtc..............................A11Calendar...........................A2Classified...........................B1Crosswords.......................A9Obituaries........................B10School ........................A8, B9Sports ...............................C1
INSIDE
A benefit horseshow for the Overthe Hill Farm washeld at the Aber-deen Stables. SeePage C3.
TakingtheLEAD
O
n August 27, Cen-tennial Day gotunderway with aPromenade along SpringStreet at11a.m.Centennial Day Co-chair, Julia Munley, anattorney with Munley &Cartwright, said the Cen-tennial weekend high-lighted “...the yearlongClarks Summit Centen-nial Celebration.” Attend-ees of the events wereencouraged to attend in period dress encompass-ing the Roaring 20s, flap- pers,1930s,1940s or 1950s. For additional pho-tos of the Aug. 26 Cen-tennial jumpstart event,the Ragtime Rumble, aswell as Centennial Day,see Page A3.
Stylingsof thecentury 
ABINGTON JOURNAL/DANIELLE ANTONELLO-SMOLLEY
 ABOVE: William W. Scranton, 38th Governor ofPennsylvania, offers a few words at Centennial Day.
ABINGTON JOURNAL/DANIELLE ANTONELLO-SMOLLEY
 ABOVE: Jenn Ochman,West Pittston, Queen Victo-ria’s Court leads the Cen-tennial Promenade onSpring Street.
ABINGTON JOURNAL / EMILY TAYLOR
 AT RIGHT: At the RiversideRumble Aug. 26, membersof the Centennial Commit-tee are shown. Left side ofautomobile, front to back:Rosangela deFreitas, EllenBeechko, Lorraine Durkin.Right side: Gerrie Carey,Julia Munley, BarbaraEvans, Linda Griffin-Be-sten.
gas-powered generator.Other area residentsweren’t as lucky as Clarke,and are still without power.Mindy Mendicino, of Clarks Summit, said her home lost power at10:30a.m. Sunday, and was notrestored until Mondaynight. Due to the loss of  power, Mendicino and her family had to stay withrelatives in Mayfield.PPL Electric Utilitiesissued a statement thatthey have been able torestore power to more than153,000 customers sincethe start of Hurricane Ireneand anticipate makingstrong progress in the daysto come.“We expect favorableweather today, which willhelp our crews as theywork to clean up extensivedamage to our transmis-sion and distribution sys-tems,” said David Bone-nberger, director of systememergency. “Restoring our customers’ service as
ABINGTONS-
The stormmay have ceased, but ef-fects of Hurricane Ireneare still being felt by anumber of Abington arearesidents.The weekend’s hurri-cane, which was down-graded to tropical story,left many in the ClarksSummit and Factoryvilleareas without electricity,and made traveling diffi-cult due to numerous road closures.Travel restrictions forced Keystone College and Lackawanna Trail HighSchool to cancel classesAug. 29, and announce atwo-hour delay Tuesday.Christy Clarke, of Facto-ryville, said her home had  power all weekend, but lostit for a few hours Monday.She said her family wasable to keep power in thehouse running thanks to a
See Storm, Page10
ABINGTON JOURNAL/CHRISTY CLARKE
Christy Clarke, of Factoryville, said her home lost electricalservice for a few hours Monday. She said her family was ableto keep power in the house running with gas generator. TheClarke property is shown above.
Stormeffectscontinue
Some Abington arearesidents still withoutelectricity.
BYDONMCGLYNN
CLARKSSUMMIT-
Camelot Restaurantand Inn and executive chef Matthew Vinetti,known for “classic cuisine with a contempo-rary flair,” extend their reach further withseafood paella, served for dinner once a week in coordination with “Tapas Tuesday.This plate showcases a medley of freshseafood resting on a delicate bed of basmatirice.“It is just a little bit of everything,” saysKathy Tumavitch, sales manager.This dish, like many others, represents thediverse food served at Camelot.“We have an across-the-board menu sothere is something for everyone to enjoy,”said Melinda Sanderson, general manager.“With our food we want people to feel satis-fied, happy and content, like they really en- joyed themselves.The seafood paella, created by Vinetti, will be included in this year’s Rotary of theAbingtons Taste of the Abingtons, Sept. 25.Within its layers of color, it features shrimp,scallops, fresh clams, chorizo, bell peppers,saffron basmati rice and is slowly roasted over an open flame and served steaming hot.Vinetti, who has been at Camelot since itsopening in July 2010, said there are several
ABINGTON JOURNAL/JESSIEFOX
Executive Chef Matthew Vinetti of Camelot willprepare seafood paella on site at The Rotary Tasteof the Abingtons. This plate showcases a medley offresh seafood resting on a bed of basmati rice.
A sample of ‘Tapas Tuesday’
BYJESSIEFOX
Abington Journal Correspondent
See Tapas, Page10
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ForPresidentoftheAbingtonCommunityLibraryBoardof TrusteesFrankSantoriello,it’sallabouthisroots.Santoriellowasbornin1960inanorphan-ageinBrooklynandadoptedatage2byhismotherandfather.Heisalsotheoldestofnineadoptedchildren.Santoriellowatchedhisparents,despitefinancialdifficulty,takeinap- proximately50fosterchildren.Hisparents’homewasalsoasafehouseforchildrenwhohad  beenabusedandremovedfromtheirhomes.“Thereisnothingmoreim- portanttomethanfamily,”San-toriellosaid.Santoriello’sjourneyincludeshavinggradu-atedfromGrummanAerospaceInstituteinLongIsland, N.Y.,in1979.“Thesewerethepeoplewho putpeopleonthemoon,Santoriellosaid.Hereceivedacertificateincomputeroperationsandtaughthimselftherest.HethenworkeforNationalMedicalManage-mentinLongIsland.Whenpartofthecompanywaspurchased  byacompanyinBethlehem,hemovedwiththecompanyand stayeduntil1985.From1985to
Meet the President
Rooted in community
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Abington Journal Correspondent
FrankSantoriello
See Rooted, Page10
 
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The Abington Journal
ClarksSummit, PA WEDNESDAY, AUGUST31, 2011
YOUR COMMUNITY
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The Abington Journal, a weekly community newspaperthat is part of Impressions Media in Wilkes-Barre, PA, covers the “Abingtons”area of Lackawanna and Wyoming counties. This includes but is not limited toClarks Summit, Clarks Green, South Abington, Newton, Ransom, Glenburn,Dalton, La Plume, Factoryville, Waverly, Tunkhannock and the AbingtonHeights, Lackawanna Trail and Lakeland school districts.Ourcirculationhoversbetween2,000and3,000readers.Wetrytogettoasmany events as possible, but staff and space limitations make it impossible tocover everything. If you have news about your family, town or organization,please send it to us and we’ll do our best to publish it. Photographs (withcaptions) are welcome.
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THE ABINGTON
JOURNAL
TheAbingtonSeniorCommunityCenterisholdinganopenhouseSept.9,from3to6p.m.Therewillbeentertainment,activitydemonstrations,anartexhibit,basketraffle,bakesaleandrefresh-ments.Newclassesscheduledforthefallatthecenterincludewatercolorpaintingandmeditation.ThecenterisopenMondaythroughFridayfrom9a.m.to3p.m.Lunchisserveddailyatnoon.Formoreinformation,contactthecenterat570.586.8996.ThecenterismanagedbyTelespondSeniorServices,Inc.andfundedinpartbytheLackawannaCountyAreaonAging.Shownare2011-2012SiteCouncilMembers.Seatedfromleft:JoanBerkoski,WilmaKreher,RachelMichaels,CeilAlfano,BettySchumacherandClaraKozlosky.Standing:KathyStark,PeteCalabro,RoseAnnAveline,BobGilbert,AnnDickinson,SamGabriel,JohnRomanowski,WarrenWatkinsandMaryO’Donnell.
Abington Senior Center hosts open house Sept. 9
DAILYEVENTSSeptember1:
 DaltonFireCompanyLadiesAuxiliarymeet-ing,
attheDaltonFireHallat6:30p.m.
 RegionalBariatricsBariatricSurgerySeminars,
attheKeyser AvenueOutpatientCenterintheCrossgatesPlaza,1785NorthKeyserAve.from6to8p.m.ContinuesSept.22and29,Oct.20and27,Nov.17andDec.1.Dr.MouzaGoova,MD,anexpe-riencedboardcertifiedgeneralandbariatricsurgeonwillcon-ducttheseminarsandanswer questionsfollowingherpresenta-tion.Seatingislimited.Info/Reservations:504.2288.
September2:
WestScranton HighSchoolClassof1956Re-unionEveningMixer
atViaAppia,continuingonSeptember 3,900SouthMainSt.,Taylor.Fridaytherewillbefingerfoods,musicbyDJTonyConnor,danc-ing,andacashbar.Saturdadywillbeginwithacocktailhour,dinner,andaprogram.Musicbythe“Magicsfrom9to11p.m.Info:562.1682.
“LookOut,LookUp,We’reOutandAbout!”SummerWalk-ingTour,
 beginninginfrontof LackawannaCollegeatWashing-tonAvenueandVineStreetat5 pm.Thetourwilltakeparticipa-ntsonafive-blockjourneythroughthedowntownandwilllastaboutone-and-a-halfhours.ALackawannaHistoricalSocie-tyVolunteerwillleadthetour,focusingontheLackawannaCountyhistoryofEducation,Culture,Socialization,andGov-ernment.
September3:
 AnnualSalt SpringsCelebration,
atSaltSpringsStateParkfrom11a.m.to5p.m.Free.Info:friends@epix.net.
ScrantonUNICO5kRun/Walk ToBenefitCancerResearch
,atCourthouseSquareinScrantonat10a.m.Proceedswillbed-onatedtotheVFoundationfor CancerResearch.Cost:$20.Info:558.8519.
GriffinPondAnimalShelterVolunteerMeeting,
at11a.m.atLackawannaCollege.
 Railfest2011,
startingat10a.m.attheSteamtownNationalHis-toricSiteinScrantoncontinuesSept.4.
 AnnualCraftFair,
attheBeachLakeFireHallfrom9a.m.to4p.m.SponsoredbytheLa-diesAuxiliary.Therewillbedoor  prizesandfoodandbeverageswillbeavailableforpurchase.Cost:$1donationperadult.
CommunityObservanceofthe142ndAnniversaryoftheAvon-daleMiningDisaster,
attheWashburnStreetCemeteryinScrantonat10:30a.m..Thecere-monywillincludeacolorguard,taps,gunsalute,reflections,speakers,music,andminingdisplaysandactors.RickSedlis-kyofNewYork,formerlyof Scranton,willbethefeatured speaker.CoalregionmusicianJaySmarwillperform.TheeventissponsoredbyTheSt.David’sSociety,FriendsoftheForgotten,theOldForgeMiningGroup,and theAnthraciteLivingHistoryGroup.Cost:free.Info:linm-scott@hotmail.com.Closed:
ThePennsylvania DepartmentofTransportation DriverLicenseandPhotoCen-ters
,includingitsfull-servicecenterinHarrisburg,willbeclosedSept.3through5inob-servanceofLaborDay.Custom-ersmayobtainavarietyofdriver servicesonlinethroughPenn-DOT’sDriverandVehicleSer-viceswebsite,www.dmv.state-.pa.us.
September4:
TheVillaCapriCruiser’sCarClub,Inc.ReunionCarShow,
 NayAugPark,Scran-ton.Opentoallvehicles;gatesopenat9a.m.Info:JoeCarra,570.344.2014.
 MDALaborDayTelethon
,will broadcastliveonWNEP-TVfrom6p.m.tomidnight.News-watch16ThisMorninganchor MindiRamseyandPennsylvaniaOutdoorLife’sDonJacobs,willhostthefirstsix-hour,primetimetelethoninMDAshistory.Tuneintoseecompellingstoriesoffamiliesinourarea,check  presentationsfromlocalorga-nizationsandbusinessesandhowyoucan“MakeAMuscleand MakeADifferenceforMDA.”.
September5:
42ndAnnual  LaborDayBullroast 
,atWaverlyUnitedMethodistChurchfrom1to5p.m.Cost:Adults$12.50and childrenunder10$6.Onehundredpercentofproceedswill bedistributedtobenefitthevic-timsofthefloodinginPlymouth,Pa.,TheAbingtonEcumenicalMinisteriumFoodPantry,St.FrancisofAssissiKitchenTheWomen’sResourceCenter,Chil-drenoftheAbingtonHeightsSchoolDistrictwhowillneed wintercoats,glovesandhats,VictimsofthetornadosinJoplin,MO,TheHendersonSettlementinKentucky,TheRoseBud IndianReservationinNorthDakota.Info:586.6470
SixthAnnualCindyCollins KearneyMemorialBreakfast 
RadissonLackawannaStationHotel.Cost:$30forbreakfastper  person.Info:587.1029
September6:
TheCatholicChoralSociety’sFirstRehearsal oftheSeason,
continuingTues-daysat7p.m.attheIHMCenter atMarywoodUniversity.Thegroup,composedofmembersfrombothLuzerneandLacka-wannaCounties,performssa-cred,classical,Broadwayand  popularmusic.Newmemberswelcomeandnoauditionsarerequired.Info:www.cathol-icchoralsociety.orgor587.2753.
 LackawannaCountyWomen’sGolfClinic,
atScottGreensGolf,455GreenGroveRoad,ScottTownship,from10to11:30a.m.continuingSeptember8,13,and 15.SixhoursofprofessionalinstructionfromScottandCoreyMcAlarneyfromASwingfor Life”GolfAcademy.Theclinicisopentoallclassificationsof femalegolfers.Cost:$55.Info/registration:963.6764,or www.lackawannacounty.org.
 JazzCommunionservice
,10a.m.FirstPresbyterianChurch,300SchoolStreet,ClarksSum-mit.Themusicwillbeginaround 9:45a.m.Visitorsareadvisedtocomeearlytohaveaseat.
September7:
TheAmerican LungAssociationKickOffLun-cheon
atUno’sRestaurantinDicksonCityonThecommunityisinvitedtocomeandlearnaboutthemissionoftheLungassoci-ationandhowtheycanhelpbystartingawalkteamandraisefundsfortheFightForAirWalk.Info:RSVPrequired.Leavenameandnumberat823.2212.Registeratwww.lunginof.org/scrantonwalk.
 NationalAssociationofRoy-altyOwnersAnnualConvention,
attheGreenbrierResort,contin-uingthroughSept.9.Topicsand  paneldiscussionsinclude:TheMarcellus,TheUtica,leasingessentials,valuingminerals,royaltyandtaxationissues,and more.Info:877.341.3244.
September9:
TheUniversityofScrantonbaseballteamPros- pectShowcases,
from12to5 p.m.atConnellParkinScranton.Cost:$80.Info:bartolet-tim2@scranton.edu.
St.Gabriel’sRetreat,
runstoSept.11.Beginsat7p.m.Direct-edbyRev.LeeHavey,C.P.of SaintAnn’sBasilica,Scranton.Info:586.4957.
 AbingtonSeniorCommunityCenterOpenHouse
,from3to6 p.m.,therewillbeentertainment,activitydemonstrations,anartexhibit,basketraffle,bakesaleandrefreshments.Formoreinformation,call570.586.8996.Rescheduled:
 Abington HeightsHighSchoolBack-to-SchoolCarnival,
rescheduledfor Oct.21.
 Pinked!onthePatio,
from5to8p.m.attheAbingtonManor,100EdellaRoad,ClarksSummit.BenefitsAmericanCancerSo-ciety’sBreastCancerAwarenessPrograms.Featureshors’de’oeuvresandcocktails.“Pinked!”shirtsandhatswillbeavailableforpurchase.Cost:$25.RSVPbySeptember2totheAbingtonManor:586.1002.
COMMUNITYCALENDAR
* In the August 24 edition,a photo and story regardingthe Abington Senior Center featured incorrect informa-tion. The correct photo and information is in print on PageA2 of this week’s edition.* In the August 24 edition,a photo caption and creditwere omitted. The photo ap- pearing on A1was a historical postcard courtesy of Jack Hiddlestone. It featured a1909 view of the TennantHouse at the point of the tri-angle of land made by StateStreet and Depot Street. In1912, the structure was moved in its entirety, backward onthe triangle, until it ended upfacing the present day ClarksSummit Post Office.We regret the errors.
EDITOR’S NOTE
Editor:
TheChristyMathewsonDaysCommitteeenjoyedan-othergreateventandwewoulliketothankthecountlessvolunteersandcommunitygroupswhomakeourweekend  possible.Theweathercooper-atedandtherainheldoffuntilallourfestivitiesweredone.WefeltlikethespiritofChristymusthavebeensmilingdownonus.KeystoneCollegewasin-strumentalintheplanningand workoftheweekend.Thestaff,undertheguidanceof PresidentEdwardBoehm,isinvolvedinallaspectsoftheweekend.Thesededicated individualsalwaysgoaboveandbeyondtomaketheeventasuccess.ThisyearonceagainKeystonegraciouslyprovided thevenuefortheChristyMath-ewsonDaysDocumentary,followedbyanicecreamso-cial,providedthebreakfastfor thecommunityonthecollegegreen,andwasinvolvedinalltheweekendevents.Thepart-nershipKeystoneshareswiththecommunityofFactoryvilleisawonderfulandpositivecollaboration.ThispartnershipiswhatmakesChristyMath-ewsonDayssuchamemorableeventeachyear.Wemustalsomentionallthesupportof studentsandstaffofLacka-wannaTrailHighSchool,es- peciallyDinaBerriosandtheLackawannaTrailCheerlead-ers.Thekids’quarterfairwasorganizedandstaffedbytheseenergeticvolunteersandalltheyoungerkidsplayingthegameshadagreattime.TheLTHSfootballteam,cheer-leaders,crosscountrypartici- patedinvariouseventsfromtheparadetorunninginouBig6Krace.Becauseofthissupportwehadmorerunners participatinginourracethaneverbefore.AspecialthanksgoestotheCoalTownRoundersforpro-vidinggreatmusicforour eventsonSaturdayafternoonatChristyMathewsonPark.Spe-cialthanksalsogoestoallthe businessesandcivicgroupsthatsupportedourcelebration bysponsoringtheBig6Krace,workingthemultipleconces-sions,makingparadefloats,andbeinginvolvedwiththiscommunityevent.Thelistseemsendless,asisourgrat-itudetoallthevolunteersand ourwonderfullocalbusinesses.Lastly,wewouldliketothankTheAbingtonJournalforthecoverageofourcele- bration.Itwaswonderfultohavesuchsupportfromour localnewspaperandreporters.Yourreportersandphotog-raphersreallycapturedtheessenceofoursmalltowncommunityandourtributetoourhometownhero.ItwouldbeimpossibletonameallthevolunteerswhomakeChristyMathewsonDays possible.Itisagreatthingtoseethatthespiritofvolun-teerismisaliveinourboroughandhasenabledustohaveanothergreatcelebration.Thankstoallofyouthathelpedmakeitpossible.
LizandDanRatchfordChristyMathewsonDaysCommittee
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Editor:
MetroAction,northeasternPennsylvania’sleadingmicrolender,ispleasedtoannouncetothecommunitythatour2010-2011annualreportisnowavail-ableforviewingathttp://met-roaction.org/blog/.TitledHomeGrownSuccess,thisyear’sannualreportfeaturesseveralofournewestborrowerswhohaveovercomechallengesandfoundsuccessthroughthefinancingandtrainingpro-gramsofferedbyMetroAction.Italsohighlightsourexpanded loanprograms,awards,train-ingsandachievements.For nearly35years,MetroActionhasremainedcommittedtocultivatingopportunitiesand supportingthegrowthofsmall businessesinnortheasternPennsylvania.Andasourclientsgrow,Met-roActioncontinuestogrow,too.Thisyearweincreasedaccesstosmallbusinessfinancing,host-edanumberofbusinessdevel-opmentprograms,andhonoretheentrepreneurialsuccessesthatsurroundus.MetroAction proudlyservesninecounties,includingLackawanna,Lu-zerne,Monroe,Carbon,Pike,Schuylkill,Susquehanna,WayneandWyoming.Someexamplesofthework thatMetroActionhasdonethisyearintheScranton/Wilkes-Barreregionare:Loaned $281,000tobusinessesinLack-awannaandLuzerneCounties;Provided563hoursoftechnicalassistancetoentrepreneursinLackawannaandLuzerneCounties;Hostedanumberof seminars,webinarsandpro-gramstohelpentrepreneurs,includingSmallBusinessIn-stitute,GettingStartedwithFacebook,andMarcellusShaleandYourBusiness,amongothers;PartneredwithScrantonTomorrowtolaunch“MainStreetScranton”anewfaçadegrant/loanprogramtoencour-ageeligiblecommercialproper-tyownerstomakepropertyimprovements.Sinceitsinceptionin1977,MetroActionhasbeencommit-tedtoprovidingthetoolsand resourcesthatbusinessesneed throughallstagesofdevel-opmenttoincreasetheirchanc-esoflong-termsuccess.Met-roActionislookingforwardtofurtheringourmissionoftrans-formingcapitalintolocaleco-nomicdevelopmentandposi-tivecommunityimpact.
NatalieO’HaraPresidentMetroAction,Inc.
 
CM YK
WEDNESDAY,AUGUST31,2011
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 bothdirectlyandindirectly,aswellasofficeandfieldstaffworkers,accordingtocompanyPresidentRyanAndrews.“GovernorCorbettisverysupportiveoftheindustry,whichpromisestocre-atemorejobsandgrowthfornotonlyourregion,butforallofPennsylvaniaduringtheeconomicallychallengingtimesournationisfacing,”saidAn-drews.Andrewsandhisfamilyhostedaluncheonforthegovernoratthecompa-ny’sTiogaStreetheadquarterstoin-troducethegovernortoMountainEner-gyemployeesaswellasrepresentativesfromgascompanieshiscompanycon-tractswithwhoareworkinginthere-GovernorTomCorbettrecentlymetwiththeownersofMountainEnergyServicestodiscussthepositiveeco-nomicimpactthegasindustryishavingonNortheasternPennsylvaniaandthecompany’sroleinitsgrowthintheEnd-lessMountainsregion.TheTunkhannock-basedcompany,startedbyRyanandMattAndrewsin2009with10trucksandahandfulof employeestoservicetheMarcellusShale’sexpandingdrillingandcomple-tionsoperationsinthelocalregion,hasgrownsubstantiallyintwoyears.MountainEnergyServicesnowem- ploysmorethan200locallybased CommercialDriver’sLicensedrivers,gion.MountainEnergyServicesprovidesvacuumtrucksfordispatch24hoursaday,sevendaysaweek,withcapabilitiestotransportfreshwater,brineanddrill-ingfluids.Thecompanyalsooffersadditionalservices,suchasfractanrentals,sitesecurityservices,road maintenanceandfieldstaff.Thecom- panyispermittedwiththeSusquehannaRiverBasinCommissionformultiplewaterwithdrawalsitesintheareaand maintainsthehighestofstandardsinsafetytraining,accordingtoRyanAn-drews.MountainEnergyServicesnowmaintainsoperationsoutofthreePenn-sylvanialocationswithatruckdispatchcenterinWyalusingandasatellitecom- pany,MountainCountryEnergyinCameronCounty,withapipelinedivi-sion.
Shownfromleft:RyanAndrews,GovernorTomCorbettandMattAndrewsatMountainEnergyServicesheadquartersinTunkhannock 
Governor visits Tunkhannock
Every year, Labor Daymeans three things: the end of summer, the start of theschool year and the annualLabor Day Bull Roast at Wa-verly United MethodistChurch Sept. 5. This year marks the 42nd year of the bull roast, and though theevent lasts only from1to 5 p.m. or when the bull runsout, mouths are watering al-ready.Event coordinator HollyGilpin said the bull roast has become an area tradition thatthe Abington communitylooks forward to from the dayafter the roast to the next onea year later.“It’s just a great tradition,”she said . “People can seeeach other after a wholeyear… It’s like a big familyreunion.”But this is not a backyard  burger-and-hot-dog barbecue.Grillmaster Ron Whitaker takes the bull by the hornswhen he cooks more than 20 pounds of beef rounds on anopen fire. The cooking startsat dawn, then Whitaker roastssteaks all morning until thecarnivores arrive.Steak isn’t the only meat inthe stew. In the past, only10 percent of that year’s Labor Day Bull Roast proceeds havegone to charities. This year,100 percent of all the money brought in will be given ascharitable donations to spon-sored impoverished communi-ties: to benefit the victims of the flooding in Plymouth, TheAbington Ecumenical Minis-terium Food Pantry, St. Fran-cis of Assisi Kitchen TheWomen’s Resource Center,children of the AbingtonHeights School District whowill need winter coats, glovesand hats, victims of the torna-dos in Joplin, Mo., the Hen-derson Settlement in Ken-tucky and the Rose Bud Indi-an Reservation in North Da-kota. “This year, the proceedsgo straight to the people whoneed it,” Gilpin said, “We area mission-minded church…We just want to help.”The first bull roast was held in1969 by the Waverly United Methodist Church men’sgroup. Soon, their wiveshelped by making dessert.Then, in1991, the Labor DayBull Roast became a commu-nity event. Now, after 42meat-filled years, it’s happen-ing again.When the day finally ar-rives, the age old question of “Where’s the beef?” will beanswered: Waverly United Methodist Church, Sept. 5,from1p.m. to 5 p.m.
ABINGTON JOURNAL FILE PHOTOS
This year marks the 42nd year ofthe Waverly United MethodistChurch bull roast.
Where’sthe beef?
Waverly United MethodistChurch Sept. 5
BYA.P.HCLYDE
Abington Journal Correspondent
 Attendees at the 2009 WaverlyUnited Methodist Church bullroast.
T
heRagtimeRumbleAug.26gaveajumpstarttotheClarksSummitCentennialWeekendevents.TheRumble,presented  bytheClarksSummitBoroughCentennialCom-mittee,washostedatNicholsVillageHotel&Spa.“It’sallaboutourpeople,saidJuliaMunley,committeechair.“It’sreallygrassrootsand it’sabouteachdecadethathasmadeupthehistoryandthereallyimportantpointsintimethattheboroughandtheentireNorth-eastPa.havegonethroughandexperi-enced,includingallofthewarsfromWorld WarIupuntiltheIraqandAfghanistanwars.Everybodyisinvolved.RadiopersonalityJohnPulloemceed  boththeRagtimeRumbleandCentennialDay.AtCentennialDay,membersofQueenVictoria’sCourtledthepromenadedownSpringStreetandguestspeakersincludingWilliamW.Scranton,38thGovernorofPa.andLackawannaCountyCommissioners.Attendeeswereofferedavarietyoffood andcraftvendors,aswellasartistssellingtheirwares.ChildrenwerekeptbusywithKidracers,courtesyofOscarKoveleski;avisitfromJerryTunney,a16-year-oldaspiringracecar driver;andhorsesfromMarley’sMission.ThesecondflooroftheBoroughBuildingfeaturedbingo.
ABINGTON JOURNAL / EMILY TAYLOR
 AT RIGHT: Sharon Quinn, front, and Kathryn Foley at the Ragtime Rumble.
ABINGTON JOURNAL / EMILY TAYLOR
 ABOVE: From left - David Hunisch, on piano, Camille Reinecke, singing and Nicole Linko, on drums.
Bright moments in history 
ABINGTON JOURNAL / EMILY TAYLOR
Seated, from left, Pat Savitts, Jean Savitts, Kathy Savitts. Stand-ing: Walt Savitts, Mayor Harry Kelly, Kim Kelly.Guest bartender Ken Rudolphat the Ragtime Rumble.
ABINGTON JOURNAL / EMILY TAYLOR
Sylvia Hahn and Ben Josielev-ski at the Rumble.
ABINGTON JOURNAL/DANIELLE ANTONELLO-SMOLLEY
Five- year -old Payton Bishop rounds the corner while six- year- old Casey O’Brien is hot on her tail.
ABINGTON JOURNAL/DANIELLE ANTONELLO-SMOLLEY
Former Pa. governor William Scranton, at right,greets 16- year- old race car driver Jerry Tunneyof Clarks Summit , center, and Oscar Koveleski.
ABINGTON JOURNAL/DANIELLE ANTONELLO-SMOLLEY
TheABPA’sClarksSummitFestivalofIce"LittleMissClarksSummit",MariahMancuso,8,withCenten-nialSponsorFundraiserAnnetteBarosi-Kalwaytis.
ABINGTON JOURNAL/DANIELLE ANTONELLO-SMOLLEY
Six-year- old Lily Haggerty of Clarks Green brushes “Mini Mom” ofMarley’s Mission.
ABINGTON JOURNAL/DANIELLE ANTONELLO-SMOLLEY
Queen Victoria’s Court members include, from left: Jenn Ochman,Bridget Conlogue, Kathy Chorba, Margaret Messana, Chloe Malo-ney, Gina Fiore, Mary Ann Rodeghiero.Pasquale Macchirole, Hellertown, 10 -year -oldSamson Caudullo, Yvonne Caudullo and 1-year -old Emaline Caudulla, all of Clarks Sum-mit, take in Centennial offerings.

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