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– Police citedthree teenagers on charges of un-derage drinking and charged afourth with driving without alicense following a traffic stopearly Saturday morning.According to police, officers onpatrol observed a vehicle pulledover on the side of Ashley Streetcontaining five occupants, all fe-male ages17 and18.A passenger side door was open,and one of the18-year-olds was vomiting, police said. She wastransported by Hanover TownshipAmbulance to an area hospital.Police said they determinedthree of the passengers had beendrinking, and issued citations forunderage drinking to ChristalDenoy,18, of Wilkes-Barre, Saman-tha Mitchell,18, of LyndwoodAvenue and a17-year-old from Wilkes-Barre. They were releasedto the custody of a sober adult.Police additionally charged thedriver of the vehicle, Paisley Scal-fer,18, of McLean Street, withdriving without a license. The vehicle was towed from thescene, police said.
– Tina Delehantyof Hazleton told state police thatthe driver of a newer model silveror gray sedan backed into her Toyota Prius in the parking lot of Sheetz, 999 Airport Road, thenfled the scene. Anyone with in-formation about the incident isasked to contact state police at459-3890.
– City policereported the following incidents:• Police responded to a reportedarmed robbery attempt at Ap-pliance Parts Etc., 223 GeorgeAve., at approximately12:30 p.m.Saturday. The store owner, who did not wish to give her name, said a young, white male entered thestore and asked to use the phone.He was allowed to and then leftthe store, but returned momentslater, showed a black pistol andsaid “one more thing, I want yourmoney,” according to the owner. The owner told her daughter tocall 911, at which point the young man fled. The suspect is described as a white male in his late teens, about5 feet, 5 inches tall with a thinbuild. He was last seen wearing adark jacket.• Police said Saturday ChristinRutt, 32, of Larch Lane, will becharged with theft and receiving stolen property. Police said Ruttallegedly wrote out and cashedseven checks belonging to RobertMoran, also of Larch Lane, signing Moran’s name.• Police cited Timothy Hart-man, 22, of Kado Street, after heallegedly struck his sister, PatriciaPearson, of Plymouth, in the faceat11:56 p.m. Friday near 73 KadoSt.• Police arrested John Robertsof Wilkes-Barre and cited him ondisorderly conduct and publicdrunkenness charges after he alleg-edly yelled obscenities near thecorner of Lehigh and Grant Streetsat approximately 9:10 p.m. Frdiay.• Mary Harris of Wilkes-Barresaid someone smashed the win-dow of her vehicle and removed apurse while it was parked at theMidtown Parking Lot Friday eve-ning. Harris said the purse waslater found nearby, according topolice.
WILKES-BARRE TWP. –Barnes & Noble in the ArenaHub Plaza was abuzz on Satur-daywiththesoundsofchildren,interacting with therapy dogs,completing coloring pages andmaking puppets. Theactivitieswerepartofthe Wyoming Valley MontessoriSchool Parents’ AssociationbookfairheldSaturdayandcon-tinuing today to benefit theschool’s extracurricular activ-ities.Patrons of the store simplyneeded to indicate that they wantedtosupportthebookfair,and a percentage of their pur-chasesweredirectedtowardtheschool."We sponsor over 50 suchevents each year to benefit thecommunity," said Donna Wench, community relationsmanager at the store.Principal Dennis Puhalla ex-pressed appreciation at theturnout for the event. He saidtheschoolwasaneffortforareachildren from 18 monthsthrough sixth grade to reachtheir social and academic po-tential. The Montessori con-cept is to allow students’ learn-ing experience to be self-direct-ed.He said the Montessori sys-tem fostered a love for learning among students while also in-stilling a sense of confidenceandindependence.Hesaidevenconflict resolution was some-thing older students learned,making adult intervention lessnecessary. Graduates of theMontessorisystemseemtoeas-ilytransitionintootherenviron-ments.Puhalla retired two years agofrom the public school systemandnowcelebratestheopportu-nity his new job gives him. Healsocreditsparentsforfullypar-ticipating in their children’seducation.Julia Godfrey, 6, excitedlysaidthattheschool"givesherachance to learn." Whenaskedwhatherfavoritething about the school is, theprimaryschoolstudententhusi-astically says "subtraction."Both Julia’s parents, Keithand Maria Godfrey, credit theschoolwithofferingagreatedu-cation, giving students the op-portunity to learn at their ownpace.Maria Godfrey, who alsoteaches at the school, said, "Ilove what I do.”"The children enjoy an greatenvironment at the school andget great preparation for theirfutures," said Heather Horsly,mother of students Emma, 6,and Will, 3.Horsly was also volunteering at the event, assisting childreninmakingdogpuppetsandtalk-ing about the therapy dogs atthe event. The school will use fundsraised during the book fair tosupportsuchactivitiesasafieldtrip to the Franklin Museum inPhiladelphia. The public can learn moreabout the school on its website, www.wvms.org.
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Montessori Parents’ Association hosts book fair to raise funds for school events
Turning page to help area school
Times Leader Correspondent
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JaxonCarey,4, ofShavertownpetsabassethoundtherapydognamed‘Dixie’ duringMontessoribookfairSaturday.
LAFLIN – It wasn’t a mobscene, but a crowd turnedout for a trio of actors from“The Sopranos” in town Sat-urday night to take care of some business.Vincent Pastore, Tony Dar-row and Joe Gannascolispent a fewhours at Ash,the cigar barbelow theBuca Del Vi-no restau-rant, signing autographs,posing forphotos andenjoying themselvesat the $50 apersonevent. The threemen, knownfor theirmobsterroles in films and the popularHBO series, are playing off their wise-guy personas in anew show, “Dinner with TheFoodFellas” and came toNortheastern Pennsylvaniato promote the recentlyopened restaurant andlounge on state Route 315.Jonathan Walsh, a partnerin the venture, appreciatedthe visit.“This is more of friendscoming out helping friends,”said Walsh.More than 50 people min-gled with the actors in thedimly lit, smoke-filledlounge, just the right placefor Gannascoli to shop hishandgun-shaped ashtrays.He also had copies of hiscookbook/novel, “A Meal toDie For.” It’s loosely basedon his own life and includesrecipes.“I was a chef for 20 years,”he said, in cities such as NewOrleans, Boston, Los Angelesand New York.His experience in thekitchen suits him well for thefood show yet to be pickedup by a network.“We’re going to be going out to restaurants, critiquing and talking to their chefs,”said Gannascoli. And eating too.Darrow added the cablenetwork TLC is interested inshooting seven episodes.Jill Hertel of Dallas was in-terested in shooting photosof the actors.She surprised her husbandDoug with a Valentine’s Daygift of a ticket for the event.He sat down with Pastore while she took their photos with her iPhone.A fan of “The Sopranos,”Doug Hertel relished the mo-ment and the surroundings.“It’s a great atmosphere,”he said.
A meal with ‘mobsters’
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ActorVincentPastore, right, oftheTVshow‘TheSoprano’s’ chatswithwriter/producer/actorWilliamDeMeoinAshcigarbarbelowtheBucaDel VinorestaurantinLaflinonSaturdayduring"TheFoodFellas"event. OtheractorsinattendancewereTonyDarrowandJoeGannascoli.
Actors from ‘The Sopranos’attend local event centeredaround food.
“We’re go-ing to begoing outto restau-rants, cri-tiquing andtalking totheirchefs.”
WILKES-BARRE TWP. – Tenfuture caregivers spent Saturdaymorning at the Wyoming ValleyMall to greet shoppers with en-thusiastic smiles and providethem with expert advice abouthealthyliving.Shopperssattogettheirbloodpressure checked and answeredquestions about their lifestyle tohelpthembehealthier. Thegroupwascomprisedofse-nior level nursing students fromLuzerneCountyCommunityCol-lege who were there as part of community service necessary toearn their degrees, according tonursinginstructorAllisonStone.“They put a lot of work intothis,”Stonesaid. They gathered pertinent re-searchmaterial,conductedbloodpressure screening and generally“gotthewordout,”Stonesaid.Sheanticipatedabout200peo-ple would take advantage of thecommunityservice. There is a definite “lack of awareness” about health, shesaid.Manypeopledon’tknowtheseriousness of the risks they arefacing by smoking, excessive al-cohol consumption, overeating orlackofexercise,shesaid.“Some are even afraid to gettheir blood pressure taken be-cause they are afraid of what itmightbe,”shesaid.ScottWibberley,oneofthepar-ticipating nursing students,helped coordinate the event. Hesaid some of the easiest thingsthatcanbedonetostayhealthin-cludehealthyeating,lowsodiumintake,exerciseandsmokingces-sation.
Lesson in healthy living for students, shoppers
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JohnRopietski ofWilkes-BarregetshisbloodpressurecheckedbyApril Liszewski, anLCCCnursingstudent, duringahealthfair.
LCCC event features bloodpressure screening,information at area mall.
Times Leader Correspondent
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