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Duryea servicemen
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Recalling
day of infamy
Charles
in charge
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Abigayle Dyer, 2, left, and her brother Aidan, 3, both of Pittston,
meet with Santa at the Wyoming Area Kiwanis Breakfast with
Santa. SEE STORY, PAGES 27-29
Santastic!
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Oscar Wilde wrote, There
are only two tragedies in life:
one is not getting what one
wants, and the other is getting
it.
The latter made itself known
to me during the Christmas
season of 1985.
I had always wanted to be a
Santa Claus, but until I got the
chance I never realized it in-
volves more than a fake white
beard and a hearty ho, ho, ho.
At 511 and 160 pounds my
sisters mother-in-law Millie
Kern never passed up an oppor-
tunity to tell me I was too
skinny I was hardly Santa
timber. But I had been recruited
for the Salvation Army Citizens
Advisory Board the year before
and when their regular Santa, a
robust fellow who fit the part,
took ill, in desperation they
turned to me.
At first I was asked simply to
slip away before dessert at the
annual board dinner, a humble
affair at the Moose Club, and
get into the garb, pillows in-
cluded, which would be stashed
in the mens room. My role was
to pass out the handmade gifts
the two majors, Ruth Harris and
Bertha Price, had for the mem-
bers. Easy enough. But when
the regular Santa proved sicker
than at first thought, I was
asked to reprise my role for the
big childrens party the follow-
ing Sunday afternoon. Man,
was I nervous. The board din-
ner was one thing, but this was
the major leagues.
Nervous is probably the
wrong word. Excited says it
better.
My daughter Greta was three
years old (Michael not yet
born). I decided to get her in-
volved and dramatically fash-
ioned a story of Santa needing
Daddys help and Daddy, in
turn, needing hers. We put
together an elfs costume for
her, feathered hat and all, and
she helped stuffed me up.
Driving to the citadel in West
Pittston was the best part by far.
The look on a tykes face when
he gazes out the back window
of the car hes riding in and sees
Santa Claus behind the wheel
of the one behind is fabulous.
Because I can get up in front
of a crowd and speak, people
find it hard to believe that I am
a very shy person, but I am. So
in the vestibule at the Salvation
Army as they were about to
announce Santas arrival, I
clearly recall having a talk with
myself: Dont ruin this for those
kids, Eddie. You have to go in
there jingling these bells and
ho-ho-hoing for all your worth.
Make them believe you really
are Santa.
And, by golly, I did.
Which turned out to be a big
mistake.
I put each little person on my
knee and looked them right in
the eye and could tell they be-
lieved with all their tiny hearts.
And as each excitedly told me
all they marvelous things they
wanted for Christmas, it hit me
like a fully loaded Santas
sleigh that I was nothing but a
phony.
They think youre real, I
kept thinking. That you can
make all these Christmas wish-
es come true. They have no
idea how powerless you truly
are.
I kept up the Santa charade
what else could I do? but my
heart was aching. Greta had no
idea. She played her part beau-
tifully, handing me the humble
presents, lovingly wrapped by
the majors, to hand out to each
child, and watching her made
things even worse. Shes going
to find everything her heart
desires under her Christmas
tree, I thought.
I dont know if the heaviness
of the day was to blame but that
night I came down with the flu.
I was deathly sick Monday
morning and it lasted well into
the week. I called my friend
Kenny Feeney, Dispatch pho-
tographer at the time, and told
him the whole story. I was
particularly upset over this one
little girl whose bright eyes told
me she was certain Santa was
going to bring her the bicycle
she asked me for and that I was
just as certain she would not
get. That afternoon, Kenny
went out of his way to find out
who that little girl was, then
bought her a bike, put it togeth-
er himself and delivered it on
Christmas Eve.
Which, I conclude as I have
contemplated that day every
Christmas since, proved to at
least one child that Santa Claus
is very, very real. He just isnt
always the guy in the red suit.
As for me? Well, Ive never
been a Santa since. But Im still
on the Salvation Army Board,
fast approaching my 30th anni-
versary. I do precious little for
them these days, but I always
find time to ring a bell at a red
kettle. Ill be doing that with
my sidekick Jay Delaney next
Saturday morning, Dec. 15,
from 9 to 11 a.m. outside the
entrance of the K-mart at Pitt-
ston Plaza. Our collars will be
turn up against the cold Decem-
ber wind, our only home for
warmth in the hands of the
generous people of Greater
Pittston. Please dont let us
freeze.
Ed Ackerman, optimist
eackerman@psdispatch.com
Santa no easy role to fill
Pearl Harbor tribute........................................3
Tree lighting......................................................4
Exeter budget ...................................................5
WA School Board..............................................7
Local Chatter ....................................................8
PA School Board...............................................9
Peeking into the Past .....................................10
Editorial /Cartoon ...........................................14
Op/ed.................................................................15
Nutrition............................................................15
Town News ......................................................34
Sports..............................................................40
Obituaries...................................................51-55
Schools ............................................................2B
Faith.............................................................5, 6B
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They gathered on a cold,
rainy morning so people would
not forget.
About 12 proud members of
Duryea VFW Post 1227 and
American Legion Post 585
marked the 71st anniversary of
the Japanese attack on Pearl
Harbor that killed thousands of
people and launched the Unit-
ed States into World War II.
President Obama proclaimed
Dec. 7 as National Pearl Har-
bor Remembrance Day. Local-
ly, a short ceremony was held
in front of the VFW Post on
Friday.
American Legion Past Post
Commander Edward Matt en-
couraged a renewal of patriot-
ism.
We honor the memory of
those who gave their lives in
the service of our country, and
of those others who have drop-
ped their burdens by the way-
side of life, and have gone to
their eternal rest, Matt said.
May the ceremonies of today
deepen our reverence for our
dearly departed friends and
comrades. Let us renew our
pledge of loyalty to our coun-
try and its flag. Let us resolve
by word and deed to empha-
size the privilege and duty of
patriotism.
The flag hung at half staff.
VFW Post Commander Dan-
ny Stella said the day that will
live in infamy will never be
forgotten.
Todays ceremony is so that
we always remember and never
forget the soldiers, the airmen
and the nearly 5,000 people
that died that day, he said.
U.S. Navy veteran Adam Ki-
lyanek, of Duryea, served
about the USS Randall during
REMEMBERI NG PEARL HARBOR
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Duryea VFWPost 1227 Commander Danny Stella, right, offers remarks at a ceremony Friday morning in Duryea marking the 71st anniversary of the December 7, 1941
attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor that killed thousands of people and launched the United States into World War II.
Honoring their fallen
Duryea VFW, American Legion note attack on Pearl Harbor 71 years ago
By JOE HEALEY
jhealey@psdispatch.com
See PEARL HARBOR, Page 6
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ittston
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lighting of its
Christmas tree
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day. The tree is
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the lower To-
mato Festival
lot across from
the Open
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dren enjoyed a
visit from San-
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arrived on a
Pittston City
fire truck. Hot
chocolate was
provided and
attendees en-
joyed singing
Christmas car-
ols.
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Pittston Mayor Jason Klush welcomes everyone to the
lighting of the Pittston Christmas tree on Dec. 2 in
downtown Pittston.
People burst into song, singing Christmas carols after
the lighting of the Pittston Christmas tree on Dec. 2.
Emily Howells, left, and Kaylee and Karlie Bieble, of
Pittston, enjoy hot chocolate.
Pittston welcomes holiday season
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Although Exeter Council is
still projecting a debt, the tone of
Tuesday nights budget meeting
was much more positive than at
recent meetings, as officials an-
nounced additional budget cuts
and increased revenues.
Things are progressing; ev-
eryones working together. I
think thats a good
sign. Im hopeful that
were going to be
okay, council member
Joseph Esposito said.
At a special budget
meeting on Nov. 19,
council held the first
reading of a budget
that featured nearly
$400,000 in debt. On
Tuesday, it was an-
nounced that amount
was reduced to
$140,000.
But some say that
figure is misleadingly
low.
Several members of
council, as well as resi-
dents inattendance were quickto
point out that the borough owes
$207,000 to its refuse and sewer
funds.
Council has the option to pay
those funds back over time, but
those payments, especially to the
sewer fund, would have to be
forthcoming as the borough has
several large sewer projects lined
up for 2013.
Esposito estimated that clos-
ing that gap with property tax
rates alone would result in a
roughly 25 percent property tax
rate hike.
Exeter officials have repeated-
ly stated that all options are on
the table with regard to revenue
raising and slashing of expenses.
Esposito has said in the he would
not support any measure that
calls for a taxincrease without its
being coupled with spending
cuts.
The cuts in expenses however
are also unpopular as they would
likely lead to a decline in the
quality of services the borough
provides.
Exeter is currently serviced by
an all-volunteer fire department
which relies on the borough for
the bulk of its funding, and holds
fundraisers to fill in the gaps.
The borough budgeted $76,000
for the volunteer fire department
in 2012, and has thus far pro-
posed to reduce that amount to
$56,000.
The fire department is sched-
uled to meet with
council members
later in the week to
come to an agree-
ment on what cuts
could be made and
what budget the
fire department
could expect to
work with in the
coming year.
Likewise, police
Chief JohnMcNeil
will continue to
meet with Exeter
Mayor Cassandra
Coleman to see
what cuts will be
feasible. McNeil
acknowledged that
the possibility of a reduced
workforce exists.
Weve cut through to the
muscle, McNeil said. We cant
trim anymore fat because there
isnt any.
The chief and the mayor will
present their findings to council
within the next 10 days.
The Exeter Police Department
has four full-time officers and
utilizes six part-time officers on
an as-needed basis. The chief de-
nied that he or any of the other
officers have ever been burned
out from working excessive
overtime, and he doesnt foresee
that being a problem in the fu-
ture.
When asked what impact a
lessened workforce would have
on police protection, McNeil re-
sponded, any time we take an
officer off of the street, we be-
come less productive.
A positive piece of informa-
tionpresentedat Tuesdays meet-
ings was that Walmart provided
the borough with a check for
$136,000.
Although Exeters Municipal
Solicitor Ray Hassey had been in
communication with Walmart
officials for the past six months,
the news came as a surprise to
many in attendance.
Walmart had planned to con-
struct a store on Wyoming Ave-
nue within the borough, but end-
ed the project prematurely in
early 2012 when it became diffi-
cult to make infrastructure ad-
justments to Wyoming Avenue,
which is under the control of the
state Department of Transporta-
tion.
Hassey noted that Walmarts
decision to stop the project had
nothing to do with the borough
or politics. He denied that Wal-
mart had any intention of reignit-
ing the project and praised Wal-
mart attorney Neil Sklaroff for
going above and beyond to
help out the borough econom-
ically.
At the Nov. 19 budget meeting,
several residents criticized coun-
cil for spendingtaxrevenue from
Walmart before it was received.
When asked if Walmart might
be trying to save face from the
perception that the company
abandoned the borough, despite
receiving every level of local
government approval, Hassey
simplystatedthat, Walmart rec-
ognized the dire straits that the
borough was facing and wanted
to contribute and be a good
neighbor.
Despite the Walmart contribu-
tion, Esposito and fellowcouncil
member Thomas Shannon indi-
cated that a one-time payment
from Walmart, service cuts and
tax increases will only cover the
borough for 2013, while doing
nothing for long-term challeng-
es.
Council members intend to
meet more regularly for budget
concerns throughout 2013 in
hopes of avoiding a similar di-
lemma in 2014.
EXETER COUNCI L
Exeters budget woes improving
Nearly $400,000 hole in budget has been whittled down to $140,000
By B. GARRET ROGAN
Sunday Dispatch Correspondent
Things are progressing; everyones working to-
gether. I think thats a good sign. Im hopeful that
were going to be okay.
Joseph Esposito
Exeter councilman
Exeter officials have
repeatedly stated
that all options are
on the table with
regard to revenue
raising and slashing
of expenses. Esposi-
to has said in the he
would not support
any measure that
calls for a tax in-
crease without its
being coupled with
spending cuts.
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the Korean War.
All six of his brothers served
in the military - five in World
War II and he and another
brother in Korea.
When the Japanese bombed
Pearl Harbor, Kilyanek was
still in high school.
His oldest brother, Stanley,
was one of the first servicemen
brought back to Duryea after
being killed in the Battle of
Saipan in the Mariana Islands
The streets were lined with
people, from Old Forge to Du-
ryea, they came from the rail-
road station in Old Forge. They
marched to our home and de-
livered his body to our home
on South Main Street.
Stella, a Sgt. 1st Class in the
Army National Guard, said cer-
emonies like the one on Friday
morning allows citizens to re-
member their roots.
Those servicemen on that
day lost their lives, but in many
ways they shaped our country
to be what it is today, he said.
We need to keep it going.
The ceremony concluded
with a rifle volley and the play-
ing of Taps. And Kilyanek of-
fered a prayer.
May God help us to re-
member with reverence the va-
lor and devotion of our depart-
ed comrades. he said. We
pray the American Legion and
the VFW may preserve the
high ideals by which our com-
rades fought and died.
Above, Duryea VFWPost 1227
Commander Danny Stella,
right, offers remarks at a cere-
mony marking the 71st anni-
versary of the December 7,
1941 attack on Pearl Harbor
Friday morning in Duryea.
Looking on are Duryea Amer-
ican Legion Post 585 Com-
mander Edward Matt and VFW
Chaplain AdamKilyanek.
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Duryea VFWPost 1227 firing detail John Pliska, left, WilliamVan
Leuven, and Hank Ostrowski fire their rifles at a ceremony mark-
ing the 71st anniversary of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl
Harbor Friday morning in Duryea.
Pearl
Harbor
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At left, Duryea VFWPost 1227
Chaplain AdamKilyanek leads
a prayer.
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The Worship Centers food
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Forge, is conducting a food drive
from Dec. 9 through Dec. 22.
Their shelves were nearly bare
so a flash food drive on Face-
book was held and have many lo-
cal organizations and businesses
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sites.
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ishable food items are as fol-
lows:
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Pittston
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Excelsior Hose Company
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Germania Hose Company-
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The Wyoming Area School
District Board of Education
held a re-organization meeting
this past week where John Bo-
lin was elected president.
Other officers elected are
Deanna Farrell, vice president;
John Mariancci, secretary; and
Frank Casarella, treasurer.
Each officer
was voted in
by the margin
of 5-4.
With Bolins
appointment, a
new majority
is now in
place with
Farrell, Maria-
nacci, Casarella and Gil Do-
minick. The minority consists
of Mary Louise Degnan, El-
izabeth Gober-Mangan, Estelle
Campenni and Carl Yorina.
Other appointments during
the meeting Gil Dominick
named trepresentative to the
Pennsylvania School Boards
Association and John Maria-
nacci representing Wyoming
Area on the West Side Career
and Technology Centers board.
Jarrett Ferentino was re-ap-
pointed as the boards solicitor
by a vote of 8-1 with Degnan
opposing.
Department committee chair
appointments have been tabled
until the Dec. 18 combined
work session/board meeting.
Bolin stated he needed time to
organize his thoughts to be fair
regarding committee chairs.
Bolin also said he is looking
forward to the coming year
where he expects good things
to happen and is eager to work
with the minority on moving
the District forward.
The board will meet at 7
p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18 in
the Secondary Centers audi-
torium.
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Bolin selected head of WA board
Members of the Wyoming Area
Board of Education shown
during re-organization meeting
are, fromleft, Mary Louise
Degnan, Deanna Farrell, Gil
Dominick, John Marianacci,
John Bolin, Atty. Jerrett Feren-
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Campenni, Elizabeth Gober-
Mangan and Carl Yorina (out of
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In a new Wisconsin Supreme Court case, State
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warning as he was taken into police custody. The
defendant invoked his right to an attorney while
being interrogated. Once a suspect requests an
attorney, all questioning must cease immediately.
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to a lawyer, the defendant changed his mind
and decided to talk to the police. The Wisconsin
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police to resume questioning after the suspect
willingly reinitiated communication. After
a suspect has invoked his or her right to an
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Students who are suspended or expelled from
Massachusetts schools will soon have more
educational options, under a new state law
signed by Gov. Deval Patrick. Beginning in
July 2014, school districts will have to provide
expelled and suspended students with education
opportunities, like alternative schools, tutoring
or Internet learning modules.
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For all families looking to get
into the Christmas spirit, West
Pittston Parks and Recreation
Board and West Pittston To-
morrow will host a Christmas
Parade at 6 p.m. today, Dec. 9
at the Wyoming Area baseball
field.
A sing-a-long will help ev-
eryone get into the holiday spir-
it.
The Wyoming Area Cheer-
leaders and band will lead the
parade down Delaware Avenue
to the Christmas tree near PNC
bank.
Enjoy caroling, cookies, hot
chocolate and lots of fun. A vis-
it from Santa is also expected.
W. Pittston to light tree
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Kelly and Maria Lynn Ship-
toski, daughters of 1980 Pittston
Area High School graduate Car-
mela Shiptoski, have recently
graduated from high school and
college respectively.
Kelly Shiptoski graduated
with highest honors from Ber-
wick Area Senior High School
on June 1, 2012. She was ranked
fifth in her class, and was a dis-
tinguished honor roll student for
all four years of high school.
Throughout her high school ca-
reer, she completed 15 honors
and advanced courses, four of
which were Advanced Place-
ment courses.
Kelly was a runner up for the
Health Care Hero Award in
2009, a finalist in the Hugh
OBrienYouthLeadershipEssay
Contest in 2009, and was named
an AP Scholar in 2012 for scor-
ing a 3 or higher on 3 or more AP
exams.
She was a member of the Na-
tional Honor Society from 2010
until 2012 and attended the Na-
tional Young Leaders Confer-
ence in 2009. In high school,
Kelly was involved in the Ski
Club, Advanced Research in
Medicine, Drama Club, March-
ing/Concert Band, Mathletes,
and Future Business Leaders of
America. Kelly has devoted
much of her time volunteering at
the McBride Memorial Library.
She has worked as a cashier at
Mays Drive-In since May of
2011. Kelly will be attending
Drexel University this fall and
majoring in engineering.
Maria Lynn Shiptoski gradu-
ated magna cum laude with a
bachelor of science degree in
biology and minors in biochem-
istry and philosophy from the
University of Scranton during
their May 2012 Commencement.
Shiptoski was just one of 25
members of the class of 2012 to
graduate from the Honors Pro-
gram.
She completed her undergrad-
uate thesis, The Role of
NMDA-mediated Excitotoxicity
in Stroke under the supervision
of professors at both the Univer-
sity of Scranton and The Com-
monwealth Medical College.
During her undergraduate ca-
reer, she was inducted into the
Beta Beta Beta (Tri Beta) Na-
tional Honor Society for Biolo-
gy, Phi Lambda Upsilon Honor-
ary Chemical Society, Alpha Ep-
silon Delta (AED) National
Health Pre-professional Honor
Society, the Phi Sigma Tau Inter-
national Honor Society in Phi-
losophy, Nu Rho Psi National
Honor Society in Neuroscience,
andthe Alpha Lambda Delta Na-
tional Honor Society for First
Year Students.
In addition, she was nominat-
ed for Whos Who Among Stu-
dents in American Universities
and Colleges and received nu-
merous scholarships and extern-
ship opportunities. In addition to
her academic honors, Shiptoski
served as the biology club presi-
dent for 3.5 years and was active
in several other clubs on campus.
Shiptoski balanced two jobs and
a rigorous academic schedule
while continuing to volunteer
regularly at both VNA Home
Health and Hospice of Lacka-
wanna County.
Math whiz
Colby O. Morgan, son of
ChuckandCathyMorgan, sonof
Chuck and Cathy Morgan,
Moosic, recently represented
Scranton Prep in participating in
the 15th annual High School
MathContest hostedbyBlooms-
burg University. He led his team
to a second place finish in the
mathematical game of 24 points.
The team consisted of Kaitlyn
Davis, Molly Seibecker and Ke-
vin Kelly.
There were a total of 54 high
schools competing. Scranton
Prep also placed three teams in
the final eight in Quiz Bowl.
That was a first for Scranton
Prep. Colby has been honored to
participate on the math team at
Scranton Prep in his junior and
senior years. Colby plans to ma-
jor incomputer science. Mr. Tom
Gormanis the mathteammoder-
ator.
Daughters of 1980 PA grad attain degrees
Dr. I.H. Kathio of the Pittston Animal Hospital and his family were invited to dinner at the
Pakistan Embassy by Pakistans Ambassador Sherry Rehman. Dr. Kathio promoted America to
visiting guests and diplomats. From left, are Kimberly Lussi, Ambassador Sherry Rehman,
McKayla Kathio and Dr. Kathio.
Dr. Kathio dines at Pakistan Embassy
Kelly and Maria Lynn Shiptoski
Colby O. Morgan
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Charles Sciandra was unani-
mously elected Pittston Area
School Boards new leader at a
reorganization meeting on Dec.
4. He replaces Anthony Guari-
glia, who served in that role for
the past year.
Sciandra, 63, of Dureya, a
business consultant, said the
board has some deep challeng-
es ahead, including the drain
cyber/charter schools are having
on the districts budget and nego-
tiating a new teachers contract.
Id like to build a consensus
and promote teamwork, he said.
And try to get ahead of some of
these problems as soon as we
can.
One of the biggest caveats
were looking at right now is we
have an $800,000 to $1million
drain from cyber schools and
charter schools, he added.
When we look at our budget,
these are dollars that are leaving
our district that we have to find
ways to bring back.
He said the current teachers
contract expires in June and ne-
gotiations will begin in January.
We have a great professional
staff, Sciandra said. I knowev-
eryone in the district realizes
that, as we go into negotiations,
that were in for some tough
times.
Sciandra praised the districts
leadership, including Superin-
tendent Dr. Michael Garzella
and said he looks forward to
working together in the upcom-
ing year.
Sciandra spent 10 years as a
high school teacher, then left the
PI TTSTON AREA SCHOOL BOARD
Sciandra picked as PA board head
JOE HEALEY/THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
Charles Scian-
dra was unani-
mously elect-
ed Pittston
Area School
Board on
Tuesday night.
He replaces
Anthony Gua-
riglia, who
served in that
role for the
past year.
Kent Bratlee named vice
president at reorganization
By JOE HEALEY
jhealey@psdispatch.com
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Question
In 1955, why was
John Parente, presi-
dent of the West
Pittston Good Will
Hose Company,
angry over the actions
of the borough council members?
1955 57 years ago
Members of the cast of the annual
Pittston VFW minstrel extravaganza
were in rehearsal for the show entitled
Toast of the Township.
Peggy Keating pianist and the Cats n
Jammers would provide musical enter-
tainment. Chorus members were Marie
Ranieli, Barbara Ranieli, Caroline
Corridoni, Peggy Conners, James
Chaump, Ray Neare, Mildred Milaz-
zo, Ann Musto, Angela Codora, Ar-
lene Menichini, Mary Ann Musto.
Dance teams consisted of Carolyn Cas-
tellani, Alice Reynolds, Maureen
OMalley, Pauline Falcone, Ann Ma-
rie Pisano, Mary Salvo, Angela Mus-
to, Angela Pael, Ida Millazzo, Ann
Walsh and Mary Oliver.
Miss Cecil Dugan, supervising prin-
cipal of the Dupont schools, reported
that 391 students were enrolled in the
borough school system, a decrease from
1940 when there were 1,000 students and
1950, 550 students. Miss Dugan related
that statistics released years prior pre-
dicted the slide in enrollment. An audit
performed in 1955 showed the cost of
education totaled $450 for each student.
1965 47 years ago
The battle of who would be chosen for
the nine-member interim School Boards
of the combined Pittston-Northeast
School District on the east side and the
combined six school districts of the
West Side was heating up. Twenty-seven
directors on the east and 34 on the west
were mandated to meet and choose nine
interim directors for each of the newly-
created Pittston Area and Wyoming
Area boards.
Bitter controversy stirred as members
vying for the top spots were accused of
pulling strings and political maneu-
vering.
Both conventions were not expected
be peaceful, but each were directed by
the state to vote and pick a chairman
and secretary
Edward Hart, Rudy Forlenza, Fred
Demech, Chris Latona and Carl
Quinn, members of the Jefferson Park
Playground Association, assembled
Christmas stockings to present to every
child in the park area. Parents with
children confined to the home were
invited to call the association members
after which a stocking would be deliver-
ed.
Army Master Sgt. Edward J. Bilder,
of West Pittston, welcomed Staff Sgt.
James C. Pallone back to Pittston from
Germany after being stationed there for
five years. A17-year veteran, Pallone
was set to take over Bilders position as
Pittston recruiting officer after Bilder
was placed in charge of the Scranton
recruiting office. The reunion of the two
soldiers was made even more memora-
ble because years earlier Pallone reen-
listed Bilder for his seventh hitch in the
army.
Created in 1936 and celebrating its
30th year, the annual football banquet
was held by the Wyoming Rotary Club.
Initially, the banquet was created to
establish better understanding and good
sportsmanship between the Wyoming
and West Wyoming High School foot-
ball squads.
West Wyoming head coach Nick An-
selmi and assistant coach Ted Pawloski
received the trophy from Joseph Shav-
er, president of the Rotary, for their
teams win in the annual Thanksgiving
football game.
Joseph Michaels, Joseph Zarzecki,
Ted Zawila, George Metcalf and Ches-
ter Urbanski, members of the West
Wyoming Lions Club, manned the Sal-
vation Army kettles at the Midway
Shopping Center.
The Sunday Dispatch always-antici-
pated poetic weather banner stated:
Milder weather
should keep us jolly,
while were outside
hanging the holly
The Sunday Dispatch Inquiring Pho-
tographer asked, How do you feel
about Christmas gift-giving?
Laura Durkin, of Pittston, answered,
I portray Santa at our factory party and
for the neighborhood children; that gives
me a good feeling about gift-giving.
Jean McAndrew, of Pittston stated,
The best gifts at Christmas are the gifts
to the needy; these are what really bring
out the true Christmas spirit.
1975 37 years ago
Michael Cosgrove, Kevin Dooley,
Joseph Pacuska, Bronis Voveris, Jo-
seph Sharkey and Thomas Murtha,
were six young area men who would
perform with the Kings College Men In
Red Glee Club.
Directed by Bronis Voveris Sr., of
Pittston, the vocal group was set to en-
tertain at the Voice of the Valley Concert
at the college. Director Voveris studied
music at the Kaunas Conservatory of
Music in Lithuania. Founded in 1919,
Kaunas merged with the Vilnius Conser-
vatory to create the Lithuanian State
Conservatory which was renamed the
Music Academy of Lithuania in 1992. In
2004, it became the Lithuanian Acade-
my of Music and Theatre. The Kings
College Mens Glee Club was discontin-
ued during the 1980s.
Over 200 West Pittston residents,
council members and local politicians
were told by the Army Corps of Engi-
neers that the borough did not warrant
federal funds for the construction of a
flood protection system based on a cost
benefit ratio set by the federal govern-
ment.
After studies were made in 1954 and
again in 1970, the borough was rated
less than one on the scale. Previous
studies in 1936 and 1942 were not acted
upon. Commissioners planned an addi-
tional study to enlist another opinion on
the cost benefit ratio. Dr. Nicholas Rug-
gerio concluded the meeting by stating,
The Flood Action Committee will
continue to do everything possible to
secure flood protection, but from all
indications, as long as our cost benefit
ratio is less than one, it looks like were
stuck or wet, and its more likely the
latter.
Announcement was made that within
a years time, St. John the Evangelist
Elementary School would close. Factors
for the decision included decline in
enrollment and the inability of the Sis-
ters of Servants of the Immaculate Heart
of Mary Order to continue staffing the
school. After the departure of the
school, five parochial elementary
schools would remain. The school had
its inception in September 1864 when
St. Johns Academy opened and was
staffed by a sister superior and four
assistant teaching sisters from IHM
order.
1985 27 years ago
Miners Savings Bank purchased Gra-
blicks Dairy Bar at the corner of
Wyoming and Delaware Avenues in
West Pittston. The landmark dairy and
ice cream bar was to close on Dec. 15
and, upon approval, the bank would
establish a branch on the property. (If
anyone has a photo of the Grablicks, we
would love to publish it. Please call me
at 602-0168.)
Forty-four years after the Dec. 7, 1941
attack on Pearl Harbor, veteran Frank
Fritz Zyzneski, of Duryea, a member
of Foreign Wars Post 1227, remembered
vividly how the Japanese pilots tried to
shoot down the American flag flying on
one of the buildings. They were shoot-
ing at it ..you could see what they were
trying to do to the Stars and Stripes, Old
Glory. The next day it was still there.
The Star Spangled Banner. Francis Scott
Key knew what he was talking about.
Zyzneski remembered the devastation in
an interview with Michael Cotter for the
Sunday Dispatch. Keep in mind we
were all young, only 18 to 20. We were
sitting ducks; every guy on Hickam
Field during the attack was separated
from his unit. People tend to forget we
had a full alert over Thanksgiving just
two weeks before, but on Dec. 1, orders
came from Washington to pull every-
thing in. The wounded and dead were
everywhere. Everywhere you went,
things were demolished.
Americans were expected to spend
$30.2 billion on Christmas gifts and
decorations in 1985, which averaged out
to $126.88 for every man, woman and
child in the country. In 2012, the Nation-
al Retail Federation predicts that Amer-
ican consumers will spend approximate-
ly $586.1 billion this holiday season.
Here is what was offered for student
lunches on a typical day at these three
high schools: Wyoming Area Ziti with
meat sauce, tossed salad, buttered bread,
fruit and milk. Seton Catholic - Baked
chicken, mashed potatoes, buttered
carrots, roll, applesauce cake milk. Pitt-
ston Area Chicken vegetable soup,
kaiser roll or peanut butter sandwich,
chocolate cake and milk.
Answer
In 1955, the newly-formed Good Will
Hose Company in West Pittston was
being treated unfairly, according to hose
company president John Parente. In a
request to borough council for needed
funds, Parente met opposition from
council members who felt the hose com-
pany unnecessary due to the fact the
borough already had the well-establish-
ed West Pittston Hose Company. Parente
and fellow Good Will officers Fred
Ciampi, James Condosta and Walter
Stocker cited the fact that surrounding
boroughs had two and sometimes three
active fire departments stating, We are
out to protect life and property that is
our motto. Many of the younger boys
here never had an opportunity to join
West Pittston Hose Co. That is why we
started the Good Will.
So powerful is the light of unity that it
can illuminate the whole earth.
Bahullh
VFW presented minstrel 57 years ago
Peeking
into the past
With Judy Minsavage
Oh, what a Tannenbaum!
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One might think John Grill,
57, is a little old to be climbing
trees.
But every November for the
past 15 years Grill has climbed
the 60-foot pine in front of his
Union Street home to festoon
the branches with lights and
top it with a star for the Christ-
mas season.
In the early years he carried
a five-foot star to the top of the
tree. These days the star is 10-
feet from point to point and he
assembles it in the tree with
plastic conduit pipe
In a typical year Grill would
spend six or seven hours
strapped in the tree with a pair
of telescoping loppers decorat-
ing the branches with 3,800
lights and creating a Junction
tradition which can be seen
from a spot on Susquehanna
Avenue in West Pittston and
another in Coxton.
As if that werent enough of
a wow factor, this year Grills
lights dance and the points on
the star spin to music.
To create this years tree dis-
play, Grill spent more than
double the usual time in the
tree, adding more lights, so
many he lost count. And unlike
past years when the lights were
just placed randomly, this year
he placed strings of purple,
blue, yellow, red and multi-col-
ored lights in a specific order
coming off vertical strings of
white lights and added comput-
erized light show set to music.
Its a static display most of
the time, but at the bottom of
each hour it comes alive. For
about 15 minutes the lights are
dancing to the music. We set
up in the backyard in summer
to see how the lights would
work.
They work thanks to Grills
son, Jerry, who sequenced the
lights to four Trans Siberian
Orchestra songs with computer
software and a series of con-
troller boxes. The songs play
through a low power FM trans-
mitter. Synchronizing the songs
took six hours each.
The 15-minute light show is
up and running every night be-
ginning at 4:30 and on every
half hour until 9:30 on week-
days and until 10:30 on Friday
and Saturday.
Grill who moved into the 85
Union Street home 25 years
ago said Bob Breza, a land-
scaper who grew up in the
home, told him his brother got
the tree on Arbor Day when he
was in elementary school and
took it home and planted it.
Grill said using LED lights
cuts power consumption. My
Waterfall uses more power.
Grill said he worries about
creating a traffic monster on
Union Street, which has park-
CHRI STMAS I N PI TTSTON
BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
The Christmas tree at 85 Union Street in Pittston has its lights synchronized to Christmas music broadcast locally on 87.7 FM. The 15-minute light show is up and running
every night beginning at 4:30 and on every half hour until 9:30 on weekdays and until 10:30 on Friday and Saturday.
Union Street man decorates his 60-foot pine with spectacular display
By JACK SMILES
jsmiles@psdispatch.com
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ing on both sides, but added,
I have great neighbors. They
put up with me.
Grill said it best way to ap-
proach the tree is by driving
up Chapel Street and over
Thistle to Union.
The tree will be lighted
through Jan. 7, Russian Ortho-
dox Christmas.
Grill said he plans to contin-
ue to light the tree into the
future. When I get too old to
climb the tree, maybe Ill rent
a cherry picker. My idea for
this worked out better than I
envisioned. It feels good to do
something totally different and
make it work. Enjoy the show.
BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
The Christmas tree at 85 Union Street in Pittston has its lights
synchronized to Christmas music broadcast locally at 87.7 FM.
Tree
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be closed for long.
Located at 69 S. Main St., the
busiess has been sold to local
chef Michael Callahan, who
plans renovations, including a
full kitchen, and new features,
suchas a coffeehouse nights with
live music.
The business is expected to re-
open as Callahans on Main in
early 2013.
For Callahan, opening his first
restaurant in downtown Pittston
was an easy decision.
His familys history played a
big part.
His father, Dr. John F. Call-
ahan, has served the residents of
Pittston and the surrounding area
over 40 years. One of his medical
offices is directly across fromthe
new restaurant.
I can only dream of being as
successful as my dad is in Pitt-
ston, the younger Callahan said.
I love whats become of the
downtown. Its so vibrant. Its re-
ally on the up and up.
Callahanplans toadda kitchen
and offer a full menu for break-
fast, lunches andtakeout dinners.
Soups, sandwiches and desserts
will be specialties on the menu.
Hell also do take-out, pre-
pared dinners and catering.
The new eatery will have seat-
ing for 40 people and Wi-Fi will
be available and will open as a
BYOB establishment.
Callahan plans to continue the
coffee tradition, and add to it.
Well have gourmet coffees,
cappuccinos and espressos, he
said.
A 1998 graduate of the Culi-
nary Institute of America, Call-
ahan has worked in various res-
taurants in the area, such as the
Caf in Plains Township and Fox
Hill Country Club in Exeter.
He alsooperates a cateringser-
vice, Catering by Callahan, and
ran a popular stand at the Tomato
Festival selling grilled chicken
sandwiches andrigatoni a la vod-
ka.
Callahan, 35, also works for
Geisinger Life Flight and lives in
Jenkins Township with his wife
and four children.
Newto the business will be af-
ter-hours coffeehouse nights,
where Callahan will feature cof-
fee and deserts and host local
musicians.
The caf opened in April of
2012 by two Back Mountain cou-
ples, Danae and Allen Morrow
and Justine and Adam Schooley.
Michael Lombardo, a member
of the citys redevelopment au-
thority, said other jobs and com-
mitments prevented that group
from keeping the eatery open.
But he welcomes Callahan to
the downtown fold.
Wewishhimthebest of luck,
Lombardo said. Hell expand
the atmosphere downtown.
Callahan encourages anyone
to like his Facebook page, Ca-
tering by Callahan, which will
provide updates on the new res-
taurant.
Callahans on Main to replace Coffee Table
SUBMITTED PHOTO
Local chef
Michael
Callahan
plans to
renovate
and reopen
the Coffee
Table Caf,
which
recently
closed.
The new
eatery,
Callahan's
on Main,
will feature
a full kitch-
en and
coffee-
house
nights with
live music.
The Coffee Table
on South Main
Street in Pittston
has closed and
will be reopened
in early 2013 as
Callahan's on
Main.
By JOE HEALEY
jhealey@psdispatch.com
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United Methodist Homes
To United Methodist Homes Wesley
Village Campus for a blood drive that was
a rousing success. Forty-two pints of
blood were collected, besting the loca-
tions 35-pint goal.
Thats enough blood to help 114 pa-
tients. Nursing Supervisor Romayne Ko-
walczyk and Assistant Activity Director
Shelli Ratchford were among the donors.
Moose Lodge
The venerable Lodge Pittston Lodge
1207 turned 100 yesterday and celebrated
with a memorabilia display, history dis-
cussion with Bill Hastie and a party.
Also in conjunction with the 100th ,
Moose member Doug Warabak embark
ona1,300mile bike ride toFlorida toraise
money for Moosehaven, a retirement
community.
COG
The Cog is a group of west Side bor-
oughs which are getting together to apply
jointly for grant money to buy equipment
to share such as a vacuumtruck and com-
posting equipment, just to name two
ideas.
Dupont Crime Watch
For catching us on our error in last
weeks editorial, as the letter on this page
points out.
All Stars
To all the scholastic athletes from the
area who were selected Wyoming Valley
Conference all-stars infall sports. Andfor
that matter kudos go to all our high school
athletes. To us they are all stars.
But official stars or not they may not
know it but they are forging lifetime me-
mories just by being part of the team.
Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart gave Exeter borough
$130,000. Simple as that. From what we
understand it was a no-strings attached
gift. Maybe the retail giant has a con-
science after all and felt bad that Exeter
didnt get a Wal-Mart and the taxes it
would have brought to the borough.
Joe McCabe
The Exeter resident is keeping his fel-
low citizens on their toes, so they in turn
keep council on their collective toes.
Kudos go
out to
An editorial last Sunday on page14 titled Get Together or Fall
Apart regarding the objection by the Dupont police to councils
expressed intent to share police services with Pittston City, said,
It was hoped the next step would be Pittston City covering Du-
pont and Dupont dissolving its force. It seemed like a good idea
but the Dupont police and Crime Watch are so strongly opposed
it most likely wont happen.
The Dupont Crime Watch forcefully states that the editors
were not speaking for the Crime Watch as a whole and were
expressing their own opinion.
Neither the Crime Watch board, nor its members as a whole,
endorse a position concerning shared police services or region-
alization.
Pina Hansen, President
Dupont Crime Watch
Dupont Crime Watch disputes editorial
OUROPINION
YOUROPINION
I amonce again urging Exeter Borough taxpayers to attend the
borough council budget meeting on Tuesday, December 11 at 6
p.m. at the borough building.
The meeting last week was well attended. The budget shortfall
is now $140,000.
Also remaining as a shortfall are the unpaid loans taken from
the Exeter sewer and refuse fund which amounts to over
$207,000.
As it stands nowif the 2013budget is passedinits present form
and no further expenses are decreased (i.e. no changes to the
police, fire or public works budgets) it will be necessary for
council to increase 2013 taxes approximately 40 percent to cover
the $140,000. And if council intends to pay off the $207,000 loan
from the sewer and refuse fund in 2013 this will result in dou-
bling of taxes.
Please attend the 6 p.m. meeting Tuesday as this will most
likely be the last chance for residents to express their opinions on
the 2013 budget before it is adopted Dec. 18.
See you at the meeting
Joe McCabe
Exeter Park
Writer urges Exeter meeting attendance S
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The holidays are around the corner, but the parties seem to be here
already. With the spirit of the holiday, we may be reaching in for more than
that favorite beverage.
Its interesting to note that 21 percent of calories come from beverages. If
youre trying to reduce your daily calories, it may be a good idea to look at
your beverages.
For normal metabolism and physiological functions, our bodies only need
water. However, many of us prefer flavors in our drinks but do not always
take into account what else we may or may not be getting with that
pleasant taste. Here is a quick guide to the various levels of the beverage
guidelines from Colorado State University Extension.
Level one: Water. Recommendation is 20 to 50 ounces per day.
Level two: Unsweetened tea and coffee. Research has shown that tea
offers some health benefits. Caffeine limited to 400 milligrams per day.
Recommendation is 0 to 40 ounces of unsweetened tea and 0 to 32 ounces
of unsweetened coffee per day.
Level three: Low-fat (1.5 percent or 1 percent) and skim (nonfat) milk
and soy beverages. Milk is one of the best sources of calcium and vitamin
D. Fortified soymilk is a good alternative. Recommendation is 0 to 16
ounces per day.
Level four: non-calorically sweetened beverages. Diet soft drinks and
other calorie-free drinks are preferable to those sweetened with sugar.
FDA-approved sweeteners are considered safe. Recommendation is 0 to 32
ounces per day.
Level five: caloric beverages with some nutrients.
Fruit juices (100 percent juice) provide nutrients but lack the fiber
present in the whole fruit. Recommendation is 0 to 8 ounces per day.
Vegetables juices are lower in sugar than fruit juices but higher in
sodium. Recommendation is 0 to 8 ounces per day.
Whole milk provides calcium, protein and Vitamin D, but the saturated
fat content has been shown to contribute to the risk of cardiovascular
disease. Recommendation is none.
Sports drinks can replace sodium, chloride and potassium, which are
important electrolytes lost during endurance activities, but additionally they
may contribute unnecessary calories. Recommendation is 0 to 16 ounces
per day; preferably limited to endurance (over 1 hour) athletes.
Alcoholic beverages may contribute health benefits in moderation. Rec-
ommendation is 0 to 1 drink per day for women and 0 to 2 drinks per day
for men. One drink is 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of
distilled spirits. Note: Pregnant women should not consume alcohol.
Level Ssx: Sweetened caloric beverages without nutrients. This option
offers no nutritional or caloric benefit to a healthy population. This
category includes carbonated and non-carbonated beverages generally
sweetened with high fructose corn syrup or sucrose (sugar). Recom-
mendation is no more than 8 ounces per day.
Want to lose a few pounds this holiday season instead of gaining? Be
mindful of the number and level of beverages you are reaching for. Try
drinking more level 1, 2 and 3 drinks. To begin, try this to reduce your
calories:
Cherry Cola Spritzers
4 oz 100% cherry juice
12 ounces diet cherry soda or club soda
2 cherries
Crushed ice
Fill glasses with crushed ice. Add 2 oz. of cherry juice to each glass. Top
off with diet cherry soda or club soda. Add cherry with stem. Serves 2.
NUTRITION
CORNER
Why not think about
your holiday drink
On behalf of myself and the membership of
the Avoca Hose Company, I would like to ex-
tend our thanks to the residents and business-
es who came forward to support our annual
fund drive.
As we stated in our fund drive letter, the fire
department has only received financial sup-
port from less than 40 percent of property
owners throughout the years. That lowcontri-
bution rate made it difficult for the depart-
ment to operate in modern times as our oper-
ating costs continue to escalate.
As we look to ensure the communitys fire
protection for not only this year, but for years
into the future, we worked with the mayor and
borough council to address our financial
shortcomings. Those discussions led to
Council President Joe Satkowski and Vice
President John Boone creating and mailing a
letter to all residents who hadnt yet donated
to this years fund drive. It was with their as-
sistance andthe full support of boroughcoun-
cil that we can say this years fund drive was
the most successful ever. The 2012 fund drive
set a record, with almost 50 percent of bor-
ough residents making a donation.
As volunteers, we have more work to do to
right the fiscal ship but we wanted to take a
moment to thank everyone who donated and
to those who continue to support our ongoing
fundraising efforts.
We would like to especially thank the may-
or and borough council for their un-ending
support. We are proud to serve the Avoca
community and look forward to doing so for
many more years.
James McMahon
President Avoca Hose Co. No. 1
Avoca firemen say thanks
MORE YOUR OPINION
Bob Costas has a commentary every
Sunday Night during halftime of the NBC
Sunday Night NFL Game. Its his show and
he can say whatever he wants and did when
he talked about gun control last Sunday
after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan
Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend Kas-
sandra Perkins and himself.
I dont get fans who complain halftime of
a game wasnt the format for that kind of
commentary.
Why not?
Like I said, its his show and he has com-
ments every week. He has an opinion so
why not express it when the news was
fresh?
Theres nothing wrong with when he said
what he said. But what he said is another
matter.
Now Bob Costas is a lot smarter than me,
I suppose. Hes Bob Costas and Im no-
body.
But for a smart guy hes, well, kind of
dumb, if he thinks guns can be con-
trolled.
Whats even dumber is that he wants to
control the guns owned legally by law abid-
ing citizens, but says nothing about crimi-
nals with guns.
There are roughly 10,000 homicides by
firearm year in the United States.
Precise figures are tough to come by, but
one estimate is that over 80 percent of those
gun murders are committed by criminals
with illegally owned guns. Maybe 15 per-
cent or so were Jovan Belcher type killings.
So which is a bigger problem?
We couldnt control guns even there
was a consensus to do so. There are about
310 million non-military guns in the United
States, about one for every citizen. I have
one that is over 50 years old.
Paraphrasing FoxSports.com columnist,
Jason Whitlock, Costas ended his 90-sec-
ond commentary about gun control with,
Here, wrote Jason Whitlock, is what I
believe, if Jovan Belcher didnt possess a
gun he and would both be alive today.
Whitlock and Costas can believe what
they want, but believing in something
doesnt make it true.
Men kill their wives and girlfriends all
kinds of ways. Dont Whitlock and Costas
every watch Dateline?
Whenever gun control comes up I think
about the Virginia Tech shootings by
Seung-Hui Cho in 2007.
He shot and killed 32 people and wound-
ed another 15. Virginia Tech prided itself on
being a gun-free zone and there were
signs to that effect.
Now, the Virginia Tech people are educa-
tors and they are supposed to be smart,
right. Who obeys rules? Law abiding peo-
ple, right?
Who breaks rules? Criminals, right?
Its as though the Virginia Tech geniuses
thought Seung-Hui Cho, or someone bent
on the same evil, would walk though cam-
pus and see a Gun-Free Zone sign and say
to himself, I guess I cant kill 32 people
here.
What declaring Virginia Tech a gun-free
zone did was ensure that Cho would be the
only person on campus that day with a gun.
SMILES ANDFROWNS
by JACK SMILES - jsmiles@psdispatch.com
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Trent Grove Sr. was the guy to
beat. At least according Nick
OBrien, he was.
The youth group at Corpus
Christi Parish Immaculate
Conception Church en-
gineered a ping-pong
tournament to raise
money for families in
Staten Island, N.Y., who
lost their homes during
last months superstorm
Sandy.
Sister Susan Brown,
a teacher from St. Jo-
seph by the Sea School
in Staten Island, said 30
students families and
seven teachers lost their
homes. Money raised during the
tournament was to go directly to
aid these stranded families in
New York.
The sound of clicking of ping-
pong balls echoed in the base-
ment stairwell last Sunday as
about 70 young and old parish-
ioners played ping pong.
Students paid $10 per team
and adults paid $20 to enter.
It was the kids idea, said
Juel Anne Klepadlo, the churchs
youth group leader.
What started as an idea for a
weekend tournament grewinto a
means to raise money for St. Jo-
seph by the Sea.
As she paced back and
forth, ticking off teams
on her tournament brack-
et, Klepadlo estimated
they had raised about
$300.
Immaculate Concep-
tion is Browns home
church. She sat with her
mother, Ellen, who at-
tends the church. Brown
said last year when the
flooding Susquehanna
destroyed many parishioners
homes, her students raised relief
money.
She spoke of the damage
wrought by Hurricane Sandy.
Homes built bordering school
property were virtually de-
stroyed, and yet the school re-
mained intact except for downed
F UNDRAI SER
Youth group serves up great return
TONY CALLAIO PHOTOS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
Mgsr. John Sempa, right, doesn't seem to have much faith in his partner, as his shirt suggests. Mike
Cefalo focuses on hitting the ball back on the other side of the table.
Local ping-pong tournament
benefits victims of Sandy
By JON OCONNELL
Sunday Dispatch Correspondent
See PING-PONG, Page 17
30 students
families and
seven teach-
ers from St.
Joseph by the
Sea School in
Staten Island
lost their
homes.
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trees.
Still, many students families
have been left stranded.
Brown lived in Wyoming Val-
ley during the 1972 Agnes Flood
but had not seen anything like
what moved through New York.
Wind and water had dropped
eight boats in a students back
yard and the gasoline from the
boats get was treasured.
A guy from the school who
lives in New Jersey would fill a
five-galloncanandbringit inev-
ery day, giving a little to each
teacher so they could get home
from school and come back the
next day, Brown said.
Brown said the church took up
a second collection that morning
just for the school and people
had been approaching her with
money all day.
Before the tournament started,
Brownalreadyhadabout $2,000to
take back to the families.
As ping-pong balls flew,
OBrien sat flipping his paddle
eyeing the competition.
If Trent Grove Sr. doesnt take
this, Jake Wysocki is his closest
competition, he said, nodding to
his grinning teammate sitting near-
by.
Doesnt matter who his partner
is, hes going to take over anyway.
The two laughed at the idea. Lat-
er, Grove Sr. denied being the guy
to beat, but said he was going to
get in on the action anyway.
Ping-pong
Continued from Page 16
Patrick Musinski, left, serves to his opponent with teammate Da-
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Barbara Bott
hit a mean
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during her
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daughter
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Tammy Zielen, along with her husband, Tony (center), check in
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penni enter the event with mom's Chrissie Campenni, back left,
and Lauren Wiedl. Hidden is Emily Zielen, right.
Eric Speicher, left, and Mike Bonita, gets in some pre-match prac-
tice.
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The symptom came on sud-
denly one day at the end of Sep-
tember vertigo.
But what did the dizziness
mean? Thats what Pittston city
councilman and volunteer fire-
man Joe McLean wanted to
know. He went to his family
doctor who gave him antibiotics
for an inner ear infection, a
common cause of vertigo.
The symptoms got worse.
A couple of days later,
McLean talked to fellow fire-
man Frankie Cawley.
When I ran into Frankie,
McLean said. He had the same
symptoms. He wound up in the
emergency room.
The link?
Both men fought a house fire
at 100 Tompkins St. on Sept. 26.
The fire started in the base-
ment of the house in a residen-
tial neighborhood in the Oregon
section, leading firefighters to
suspect it may have been ignited
by a faulty furnace. It wasnt un-
til the fire was extinguished that
firemen discovered lithium bat-
teries, funnels, cold medicine,
ammonium nitrate, tubing and
other chemical evidence of a
methamphetamine lab in the
basement.
Though McLean and Cawley
didnt go into the house to fight
the blaze, they unknowingly in-
haled toxic fumes from the lab
while doing support work, such
as opening windows and feed-
ing hoses.
There was an inside team,
McLean said. The guys who
went in had packs.
Their exposure to the smoke
was minimal. It was a quick
knockdown, McLean said. We
were exposed for maybe 15 min-
utes. We didnt realize what we
were dealing with.
Cawley said, initially, he
wasnt concerned. For two
days, I thought it was a sinus
infection, he said. But then the
dizziness got worse and he suf-
fered anxiety and panic attacks.
After talking to Cawley,
McLean did a Google search
and learned his and Cawleys
symptoms were classic for meth
exposure.
That knowledge wasnt much
help in finding a treatment,
though. Antibiotics and steroids
were prescribed, but the real
healer will be time.
Typically, recovery takes 30 to
90 days. Cawley was cleared to
go back to work at the Wyoming
Valley Sanitary Authority last
week after 60 days. McLean, a
UPS driver, is still on medical
leave.
Hopefully, its just a matter
of time, McLean said. There
are still times during the day
when I deal with dizziness and
imbalance. Im optimistic it will
get out of my system. I drink a
lot of fluids. Im a heck of a lot
better, but it sneaks up once in a
while.
Because meth labs are often
associated with mobile homes
or vacant buildings in isolated
rural areas, McLean said find-
ing a meth lab in a neighbor-
hood like Oregon is scary.
Firefighters on mend from Meth exposure
Joe McLean, Frankie Cawley battled blaze with toxic chemicals inside
By JACK SMILES
jsmiles@psdispatch.com
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More than 60 residents that
have property in the West Pitt-
ston floodplain face a citation
and $579 fine if they dont begin
the process of bringing their
homes into compliance with
Bill ODonnell, West Pitt-
stons Floodplain Administrator
and code and zoning enforce-
ment officer, said he recently
sent out more than 100 letter in-
forming residents of what needs
to be done.
Only 40 people responded,
he said. Citations will be issued
at the end of De-
cember into the be-
ginning of Janu-
ary.
The Federal
Emergency Man-
agement Agency
put the town on
probation with the
National Flood In-
surance Program
as of Dec. 1. Be-
cause of the mea-
sure, residents that
own property in
the floodplain will incur a $50
surcharge when they renew their
flood insurance policies. Proba-
tion can last a year until the pro-
bation is lifted or suspension oc-
curs.
On Sept. 8, 2011, when, in the
wake of Hurricane Irene and
Tropical StormLee, the Susque-
hanna River crested at 44.6 feet
and a third of West Pittston was
under water. Almost 900 homes
and 26 businesses were affected
by the floodwaters. Five busi-
nesses moved out of town and
among the homes 628 experi-
enced basement flooding, 236
first floor flooding and 16 sec-
ond floor flooding.
FEMAnotified the borough in
June of flood plain management
violations andprogramdeficien-
cies that required correction by
Oct. 1. The probation period was
extended in August to Nov. 1,
then, a week later, to Dec. 1.
ODonnell said many homes
inthe floodplainhave beenaban-
doned or gutted. Others are
awaiting federal buyouts.
The remaining homes need to
prove their utilities have been
raised 18 inches above the base
flood elevation.
He said that level varies from
house to house and fromstreet to
street, but its generally 558 to
563 feet above sea level.
You need to know where that
level is on your house, he said.
The borough cant give you a
permit until you get that num-
ber.
An engineer can
provide that num-
ber and the bor-
oughs engineer-
ing firm, Reilly
and Associates, is
doing group in-
spections for
$125, at a signifi-
cant discount be-
cause theyre do-
ing them in
groups.
He said FEMA
could ultimately suspend indi-
vidual flood insurance policies
for people that are not up to
code.
(Residents) could lose their
homes if theyre not insured, he
said. The bank will foreclose if
the home isnt insured.
ODonnell said there was a
cascade of miscommunication
among public officials and the
media that he is trying to rectify.
West Pittston Borough Man-
ager Savino Bonita has said West
Pittston has updated its flood
plain ordinance and hired a flood
plain manager, ODonnell, as re-
quired by FEMA, and some
property owners have brought
their properties into compliance.
But a problem remains with
property owners in the 100-year
flood plain who repaired their
homes, in many cases before the
borough was aware it was not
compliant, but fail to meet NFIP
specifications.
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey tried to
prevent the measure by asking
FEMAto recognize the progress
that West Pittston has made in
updating the flood plan and
avoid the $50 surcharge around
the holidays.
West Pittston continues to
make progress on its flood plan,
and its critical that FEMA rec-
ognize that progress and contin-
ue to work with the borough as
opposedtoissuinga fine, Casey
said. Flooding is a significant
problem in West Pittston and the
last thing these residents, who
have just recovered from the
flood, need is an increase in their
flood insurance rates- especially
around the holidays.
When new federal floodplain
maps came out in November,
133 homes were added to the
flood zone, and will have to
abide by the new ordinance
when flooding occurs again.
West Pittston Council Presi-
dent Barry Hosier informed resi-
dents at a recent meeting that
West Pittston has done every-
thing to date that theyve [FE-
MA] asked for.
He pointed out that West Pitt-
ston has hired personnel and
jumped through hoops for FE-
MA.
West Pittston has 358 flood in-
surance policies in force with
coverage totaling $73,191,100.
WEST PI TTSTON
FEMA puts town on probation
AIMEE DILGER FILE PHOTO/THE TIMES LEADER
Flooding in West Pittston is shown on Sept. 9, 2011.The Federal Emergency Management Agency put
the town on probation with the National Flood Insurance Programas of Dec. 1, 2012.
More than 60 residents
facing fines if homes
arent brought up to code
By JOE HEALEY
jhealey@psdispatch.com
Only 40 people
responded. Cita-
tions will be issued
at the end of De-
cember into the
beginning of Janu-
ary.
Bill ODonnell
West Pittstons Floodplain
Administrator
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public sector for the business
world for the past 35 years. Hes
spent the past 20 years as a spe-
cialist for a private equity com-
pany, restructuring and turning
companies around.
Kent Bratlee, a past board
member from Avoca who was
appointed to the board earlier
this year to fill a vacancy, was
elected vice president. Bratlee
received five votes from Guari-
glia, Sciandra, Bruce Knick,
John Donahue and himself.
Richard Gorzowski received
votes from Marilyn Starna, Jo-
seph Kelly and himself. Robert
Linsky was not present for the
vote, but came tothe meetinglat-
er.
Donahue was re-appointed the
legislative chairman/Pennsylva-
nia School Board Association
representative.
Knick was appointed as voting
delegate for the tax collection
committee. He replaces Scian-
dra. Tony Guariglia was appoint-
ed as alternate voting delegate.
Guariglia and Donahue were
designatedas boardoverseers for
the districts purchasing policy.
The board voted to conduct
public work sessions and meet-
ings at 7 p.m. on the third Tues-
day of each month in the Pittston
Area High School Library.
The board voted to hire Amy
Linnen as Director of Special
Education. Linnen currently
holds the same position in the
Dallas School District since
2010.
Linsky stated the districts ad-
ministrative hiring policy wasnt
followed in hiring Linnen.
He said the policy is for a se-
lection committee to narrow the
pool down to three or four can-
didates and the entire board
then interviews the finalists.
That didnt happen here,
Linskey said.
Garzella defended the hiring.
This is a high profile position
in our district and we needed to
get the best possible person in
here, Garzella said.
I felt strongly we all worked
together and made the best selec-
tion.
After some discussion, the
boardvotedtosuspendthe hiring
policy regarding that hire.
Linnens undergraduate de-
grees are in psychology and ele-
mentary education. She holds a
masters degree in special educa-
tion from Wilkes University and
reading from Kings College.
She is presently in the education-
al leadership doctoral programat
Wilkes. She previously worked
as a special education teacher
and as a pre-school teacher at
Head Start.
We are very lucky to get
someone of her caliber, Garzel-
la said.
Garzella said the district has
between 250 and 300 special
education students.
Garzella said the districts
website is in the process of being
redesigned.
Weve been working on the
new website with the (Luzerne
Intermediate Unit), Garzella
said. I was hoping it would have
been ready by now, but I assure
you its going to launch in the ve-
ry near future.
He said the administration is
meeting with various depart-
ment heads to determine what
content will be posted and who
will post it.
Were working hard to clean
it upandwe askthat youjust give
us a little bit more time.
The board appointed James
Heffers as technology consultant
at $163.94 a day on a per diem
basis.
Pittston
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Wyoming Valley, will be held to-
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Fort.
The event will feature the por-
trayal of local historic figures,
kitchen activities, a selection of
prepared desserts and musical
interlude.
Adults $4, children $2.
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cle! AChristmas Musical will be
presented by the Christian Edu-
cation Department of the Chris-
tian and Missionary Alliance
Church, 317 Luzerne Avenue,
West Pittston, on Sunday, Dec. 9
at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.
The musical, published by Lil-
lenas, will feature children,
teens and adults as they prepare
for the annual church Christmas
program.
This event is open to the com-
munity without charge.
Laura Hall of Pittston is the di-
rector, assistants Judy Strope of
Wilkes-Barre and Betty Minella
of Duryea. Cast members in-
clude, Nathan Lombardo, Ryan
Lombardo, Doug and Lauren
Jumper of Duryea, Lily Craig,
Chelsea Bowman, Aaron Hall,
Ashton Jones, of Pittston, David
Crisci, Jr., Sophia Crisci, and
Victoria Crisci of Scranton,
Lindsey Christian of Avoca, Al-
icia Costello of Wilkes-Barre,
Elizabeth and Mary Kate
OBrien of Exeter and Jordan
Redmond of Harding.
Additional information can be
obtained by calling the church
office at 654-2500.
Poppy seed, nut rolls
Poppy seed rolls and nut rolls
will be sold for the holiday sea-
son by parishioners of St. Peters
Lutheran church, 100 Rock St.,
Hughestown.
Donation is $8 per roll.
Last daytoplace orders is Dec.
12, Call Pamat 655-0043 or 313-
2829.
Pick-up date is Dec. 20.
NARFE Meeting
Greater Pittston, Chapter 1723
has scheduled a meeting to be
held on Thursday, Dec. 13, 1p.m.
at the VFW Post 4909,401 Main
Street, Dupont, Pa. 18641.
President, John Ryan will pre-
side.
IAA Christmas dinner
The December Christmas
Dinner Meeting of the Italian
American Association of Lu-
zerne County is Thursday, Dec.
13 at Genettis Hotel and Con-
vention Center.
Arrival time is 5:00 p.m. with
complimentary wine and passed
hors doeuvres served from5:30
to 6:30.
Dinner served at 6:30.
Price is $20.00 for members
and $25.00 for guests.
Music for dancing and listen-
ing will be offered by Danny Ar-
go & Friends with dancing to
10:15.
Reservationdeadline is Friday,
Dec. 7.
For reservations and member-
ship information, please call Ju-
dy Deice at 654-7600 or Louise
Castellani 654-6454.
President, James Deice will
preside.
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The First United Methodist
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Christmas musical today at Christian and Missionary Alliance Church
See BRIEFS, Page 24
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hold a pizza sale on Friday, Dec.
14.
Pizzas can be ordered baked or
unbaked, with or without onions.
Cost for a tray is $11. Toppings of
sweet red peppers, pepperoni or
sausage can be added for $2
each.
Specialty pizzas broccoli
and tomato and garlic are $14 per
tray.
A vegetable pizza for $13 in-
cludes tomatoes, onions, brocco-
li, red peppers and mushrooms,
no cheese.
Orders can be called in to the
church office at 655-1083. De-
livery is available for lunch time
orders.
Pittston Childrens Party
The Pittston City childrens
Christmas party will be held Sat-
urday December 15 at the Pitt-
ston City Fire Station, 20 Kenne-
dy St. Pittston. Any children up
to 12 years of age that reside in
Pittston are welcome. Santa will
arrive by fire truck at 11:00 a.m.
All children will receive a gift.
Parents are encouragedtobringa
camera. The party is sponsored
by the Pittston City Fire Dept.,
Pittston City Police Dept., and
the Greater Pittston Ambulance.
Poppy seed and nut roll
The Society of St. Michael,
corner of Church and Winter
Streets, Old Forge is sponsoring
a nut and poppy seed roll and
cookie sale on Saturday, Dec. 15.
Deadline for orders is Dec. 11.
Orders can be placed by call-
ing 562-1434, 457-9280 or the
church hall 457-2875, leave a
message.
Price for rolls is $9 and one
pound of cookies $8. Pick up is
Dec. 15 between 11 a.m. and 2
p.m.
Christmas Contata to be
Presented
A Merry Christmas, a Cantata
for Christmas by David Clydes-
dale will be presented by the
choir of the Christian and Mis-
sionary Alliance Church, 317
Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston,
on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. in
the church sanctuary.
This musical presentation is
open to the community without
cost.
Choir participants include
Brian and Debbie Shaffer and
Carolyn White of West Pittston,
Paul and Gail Johnson and Laura
Hall of Pittston, Beverly Bernas-
kas of Inkerman, Don and Judy
Strope and Alicia Costello of
Wilkes-Barre, Maggie Saltz and
Lynn Jumper of Duryea.
Additional information can be
obtained by calling the church
office at 654-2500.
Yatesville Christmas party
The Yatesville Borough Aux-
iliary announces the annual
Childrens Christmas Party will
be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec.
16 held at the Borough Building.
All Yatesville Borough resi-
dents of 12 years of age and
younger are invited to attend the
party.
Santa Claus will make an ap-
pearance to present all children
with Christmas gifts.
Refreshments will be served.
Those planning to attend are
asked to make reservations by
calling654-7585 or 655-8088 by
Dec. 13.
Lessons and Carols
The Parish Community of St.
John the Evangelist Church is in-
viting the public take a break
from their busy holiday sched-
ules to come and listen to some
of the most-loved and cherished
Christmas carols and hymns
which will be performed at the
church located at St. john the
Evangelist church 35 William
Street, Pittston on Sunday, Dec.
16 at 7 p.m.
Brunch with Santa
Brunch with Santa is set Sun-
day, Dec. 16, from9a.m. - 2p.m.,
in the Irem Clubhouse Restau-
rant, located at 64 Ridgway
Drive, Dallas.
Families are invited to bring a
camera and take free pictures
with Santa.
The buffet brunch costs $11.95
for adults and $6.95 for children.
Reservations are required; call
675-1134, ext. 102.
Jenkins Twp. Lions
The Jenkins Twp. Lions Club
Christmas Packaging Party will
be held on Friday, Dec. 21at 6:30
p.m. in the Jenkins Twp. Fire Co.
Hall. Gifts will be packaged for
residents of the Wesley Village
and River View Manor Nursing
Homes. Proceeds from the an-
nual bridge collection will fund
this Christmas project. Club
members and guests who wish to
attend are asked to RSVP to
Stanley 654-3213 before Dec.
16. Those attending are asked to
bring canned foods for the Grea-
ter Pittston Food Pantry
Blue Christmas service
A Blue Christmas/Longest
Night Worship Service will be
held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec.
20 at the Second Presbyterian
Church of Pittston.
The service will be led by the
Rev. David Brague, pastor, and
the Rev. James Thyren, pastor of
First United Presbyterian
Church.
La Leche members wrap gifts
Members of the Greater Pitt-
ston La Leche League will be
available to gift wrap purchases
at Barnes and Noble, Arena Hub
Plaza, Wilkes-Barre from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21.
Free information about breast-
feeding and scheduled meeting
dates for 2013 will be available
for interested families. For more
information, call Help Line at
829-1341.
New Years Eve Party
The Dupont V.F.W. Post 4909
Home Association will hold its
annual New Years Eve Party at
the post home on Monday, Dec.
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We thought it was a regular
house fire in a pretty stable
neighborhood. Whod have
thought a meth lab in Oregon?
They could have blown up the
neighborhood and killed peo-
ple. Its happening everywhere
and destroying the fabric of the
community. Its a situation
where volunteers are trying to
help the citizens and there are
elements out there doing mess-
ed up stuff.
Fire chief Jim Rooney
agreed. As you see in the
news, they are popping up all
over the place in residential
neighborhoods.
Rooney said while its not
practical to treat every struc-
ture fire as a hazmat incident,
there is a course which can
help firefighters detect meth
labs and secure suspected sites.
He is working with the attor-
ney generals office to set up
such a course for the city and
other departments, maybe as
early as next month.
In the September incident,
suspected meth cooker Kevin
Hall was apprehended by po-
lice in a nearby cemetery with
burns to his face and hands.
Hall was charged with two
counts each of possession of
chemicals with intent to manu-
facture a controlled substance
and possession with intent to
deliver a controlled substance,
and one count each of posses-
sion of a controlled substance,
causing a catastrophe and man-
ufacture of a controlled sub-
stance. Hall waived all charges
to Luzerne County court at a
hearing before District Judge
Andrew Barilla in October.
Meth
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Community Bank
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donation to benefit
the Greater Pittston
YMCAs pre-kin-
dergarten program.
The donation
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assistance to fam-
ilies with children
enrolled in the
Pre-K program.
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Continuing its oldest tradition,
Wyoming Areas Kiwanis chap-
ter hosted its 18th annual Break-
fast withSanta at WyomingArea
High School.
Its our major outreach to the
community, but its also a fun-
draiser, chapter President Carl
Worthington said.
Children joined their parents
in eating chocolate chip pan-
cakes and whispering their deep-
est wishes to the senior elf in red
while a photographer snapped
pictures for their parents.
Sitting across from her mom
and little brother, Olivia, 9, pol-
ished off a plate of pancakes and
said she had not spoken to Santa
BREAKFAST WI TH SANTA
It must be Saint Nick
BILL TARUTIS PHOTOS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
Three-year-old Santino Saporito of Pittston give Santa Claus a hug before he gets his picture taken
at the Wyoming Area Kiwanis' annual breakfast.
Wyoming Area Kiwanis
holds annual event for kids
By JON OCONNELL
Sunday Dispatch Correspondent
See SAINT NICK, Page 28
Jack Swiderski, 7, of Pittston,
works on a craft at the Wyom-
ing Area Kiwanis Breakfast
with Santa.
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Leo Skoronsky, Key Club president and
a junior at Wyoming Area, leads the
school organization of about 100 students
and has worked with the Kiwanis charter
since his freshman year.
He said Key Club members oversee
serving the food and clean up, while the
Kiwanians do all the cooking.
Bill Martin, chapter treasurer, said food
was the events largest expense, some-
where between $500 and $600, though he
had not received a food bill from the
school yet. The Christmas tree and deco-
rations were donated by members.
At the end of the day, the charter
brought in around $2,500 after expenses,
an affair Orlando called one of the top
three Breakfast with Santa events he
could recall, counting meals served and
the kind compliments he and other mem-
bers of the team received.
yet, but was hoping for a Barbie doll for
Christmas particularly one from Mon-
ster High, a spooky-themed series from
the iconic girls toymaker.
Robert Orlando, the chapters past pres-
ident, wiped his hands on his apron and
said the club aimed to serve about 500
meals that day to children and parents
alike.
In addition to sponsoring the high
schools Key Club and builders club, Ki-
wanis members fund a Little League team
and cook meals for the Ronald McDonald
House in Scranton.
They also contribute to Kiwanis Inter-
national which carries out the clubs mis-
sion to foster childhood health and devel-
opment and the money they raise will di-
Wyoming Area freshman and Key Club member Nicole Hollister of
West Wyoming waits to greet visitors entering Santa's Wonderland.
Kylie Yanaitis, 2, spoons some glitter on a pine cone.
Lauren Granteed, 7, sees the camera while looking at a Christmas
tree.
Lollipop in hand,
Santa. Scott McDermott, 6, of West Pittston pulls out a lollipop.
Melissa Dolman of Dupont, right, holds newborn Belle Seiger of Sugar Notch while
daughters Grace, 3, and Claire, 7, fawn over her.
Saint Nick
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Jackie Silveri of Pittston Township, left, cuddles her five-month-old
daughter Alexa Belcher while waiting in line to meet with Santa.
Ella Campenni, 2, of West Pittston, checks out a present on display
in Santa's Wonderland.
Adele Piasta of West Pittston adjusts a Santa blow-up on display in
Santa's Wonderland.
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two-year-old Kyle Christian peeks out of Santa's house during the Wyoming Area Kiwanis Breakfast with
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2013 academic year.
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Attend career day
Neil Keener, Julie Musto, and
Nicole Pierson of Pittston and
Jennifer Howell of West Pittston,
all students at Kings College, re-
cently participated in the fourth
annual career day sponsored by
the Kings Washington, D.C.,
Area Alumni Club.
They were among 50 Kings
students who travelled to the na-
tions capital for the two-day
event. The program featured 20
speakers, almost half of whom
are Kings graduates working in
the Washington, D.C., area.
Keener is a junior majoring in
economics, Musto is a junior
majoring in mathematics, Pier-
son is a senior majoring in En-
glish and secondary education,
and Howell is a senior majoring
in finance and marketing at
Kings.
Happy Birthday
Happy birthday wishes go to
Frankie Naugle celebrating his
50th birthday on Dec. 7, he is the
son of Joan Naugle and the Late
Donald Naugle of Pittston Twp.
He has a sister Donna and hus-
band George Doman, Larksville
and niece Sarah Doman Blezin-
ka.
Happy birthday to Angela
Rose Maher Forest Hills, NY
daughter of Noreen Musto of
Pittston who is celebrating on
Dec. 9.
Happy birthday wishes to Jim-
my Ardoline of Pittston celebrat-
ing on Dec. 11
Correction
Amistake was made last week
in identifying the students from
Mrs. Cosimos PittstonArea first
grade class at the November as-
sembly.
This is the correct identifica-
tion for the above photo being re-
run today:
First Row: Kayleigh Avvisato,
John Barchi-Crich, Joseph Ar-
mitage, Jordan Marstell, Kyle
Santee, Danielle Whitman, Za-
chary Karrott, Joshua Curry
Second Row: David Walker,
Alex Macaluso, Crista Bonk,
Vinny Bonomo, Megan LaRue,
Sierra Walling, Caroline Hintze,
Leslie Dong
Third Row: Mr. Moran , Kevin
Lockett, Colby Sarfine, Jasmyne
Rakochy, Stephen Clark, Paris
Doran, Adam Wickizer, Alex
Lappano, Justin Welter, Mrs.
Cosimo, Miss Assenza Absent
from photo Morgan Maida
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The West Pittston Library has an-
nounced memorial and honorariums
for the months of September, October
and November 2012.
SEPTEMBER 2012
In memory of:
Emerson Ramage: The Yellow
Birds & The Price of Politics, pre-
sented by Mr. and Mrs. J. Polomski;
Guides to Space Travel & Energy,
presented by the Delaware Tech Stan-
ton Nursing Dept.; Impeachment of
Abraham Lincoln, Telegraoh Ave-
nue, The Spymaster and Dont Ev-
er Get Old, presented by Mr. and Mrs.
M. Haddock; Hidden America & A
Hundred Flowers, presented by Mr.
and Mrs. D. Miller ; Mysteries of the
Nile, presented by Mr. and Mrs. J. Hu-
dyck
Betty Stankus: The Next Best
Thing, presented by Mr. and Mrs. L. In-
salaco
JohnJack Reedy: Capital, pre-
sented by Claire, Beth & Diane
John C. Reedy; Freedoms Forge,
presented by Patrick Cawley, Jr.
Michael Butera: Yes, Chef and
The Long Earth, presented by Mr.
and Mrs. D. Casey
Gail Detato: San Miguel, pre-
sented by Nina Biscotto
Charles Porovich: Mad River,
presented by Valley Lodge #499
Stanley Hanczyc: The Starboard
Sea and The Red House, presented
by thestaff andfaculty of JFKElemen-
tary School
Momentary donations
In memory of:
Sammy Agolino, presented by Ti-
na Menn; presented by Joe, Josephine
and Stephanie Sciandra
CyFrankovich; DoubleCross: The
True Story of the D-Day Spies, pre-
sented by The Friends of the West Pitt-
ston Library
In honor of:
Kaitlyn Elizabeth McVeigh; Con-
stellations and The Three Little
Aliens & the Big, Bad Robot, present-
ed by Warren and Carolyn Jenkes
Ryan Christopher McVeigh:
Small Fry Fishing Guide and Do Su-
per Heroes Have Teddy Bears? pre-
sented by Warren and Carolyn Jenkes
Carolyn Jenkes; The Sandcastle
Girls, presented by Warren Jenkes
Dr. TammyJenkes McVeigh, Hap-
pier at Home, presented by Warren
and Carolyn Jenkes
OCTOBER 2012
In memory of:
CyFrankovich: IntotheFire, pre-
sented by Mary and Joe Agolino
Helen Pesta; In Sunlight & In
Shadow, presented by Cheryl, Debbie
and Donna
Sammy Agolino; Paterno, pre-
sented by Mary and Joe Agolino; The
Orchardist, presented by Mr. and Mrs.
Patrick Sammon; The Hunger Fix,
presentedbyLois, George, Jackie, Bar-
bie and Eddie Miller; The Ridge, pre-
sented by The Pribula and Gillespie
Families; Barack Obama, The Story,
presented by Joan Linskey; Twinkle,
Twinkle Little Star, presented by Iva
Coyle; Killing Lincoln, presented by
Lidi ElkoandFamily; TheWrongMan,
presented by Pauline and Pete Albano
Clayton C. Albrecht: The Story of
America, presented by the Staff of
the West Pittson Library; The Man
Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant,
presented by Ed and Carole Gelson;
TheRacketeer, presentedbyRichard
and Dolores Mirro and Jeff; Islands of
Destiny, presented by Addie Eshel-
man, Michael and Karen Klimas;
Guess HowMuch I love You and Pa-
ris: A Love Story, presented by Lee
Ann, Tom and Danny Burkhart; The
Birds of Bethlehem, presented by Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Siegal; Poseidons
Arrow and The Art Forger, present-
ed by Fylma Thompson
Rocco Limongelli; Railroads &
The American People. presented by
Lidi Elko
Monetary donations
In memory of:
SamAgolino; presented by Mrs. E.
Marranca, Jodie and Marie Marranca
In honor of:
Charles Quinn Wullschlager; The
Templeton Twins Have an Idea and A
Perfect Time for Pandas, presented
by Lilly Sammon
Rene and Isabel Lucarella; Those
We Love Most, presented by Carmella
& Connie Parent; The Secret Keeper-
,presented by Chuckie, Debbie, Amy
and Charles Parente
NOVEMBER 2012
Paul Williams: The Encyclopedia
of Animals, RenovatingOldHouses,
Sea Creatures, The Solar System
and The Physicians Desk Reference
2013, presented by Mary Williams
John H. Lombardo: No Easy Day:
Autobiography of a Navy Seal and
Six Months in1945, presented by his
wife, Florence Milazzo Lombardo
Samuel Agolino: Elsewhere and
Master of the Mountain, presented
by Mr. and Mrs. T. Salek
Betty Stankus: Dearie, present-
ed by the West Pittston Womens Club
Morgan and Moranah Williams:
Explorer and Butterfly & Moth,
presented by Ellen J. Melligan
ClaytonC. Albrecht: TheProdigal
Son andCascade presentedbyNor-
ma & Bill Siglin; The Forgetting Tree
and The Twelve, presented by the
Shypulefski and Kellow families;
Proof of Heaven and Rise to Great-
ness, presented by Don and Helen
Soska; The Last Lion, Thomas Jef-
ferson: TheArt of Power, TheForgot-
ten, Working with Justice, and The
Legend of Broken and The Guiness
Book of World Records 2013, present-
ed by Wendy and Brian Flaherty
Betty Stankus: My Fathers
Daughter, presented by Elizabeth Wil-
son
Frances Loungo: TrueFood, pre-
sented by Len and Barb Insalaco
Ann Marie DeLuca: The Uncom-
mon Appeal, presented by Jane Fire-
stine
Herbert Nash: Luzerne County,
presented by West Pittston High
School Class of 1944
Susan Cameron: Tumbleweeds,
presented by Mal Faust
Jamie Ann Baker: Everybody
Counts, presented by Danny and Su-
san Feeney and family
Betty Stankus: Street Food, pre-
sented by First United Methodist
Church of West Pittston
Minnie Colangelo: The Brides-
maid, presented by Richard and Ka-
ren Switzer
Andy Verdine: The Light Be-
tweenOceans, presentedbyTheWest
Pittston Class of 1948
Tom Kearns, Sr.: The Orphan
Master, presented by Mary Kate and
Jude Donati
Ky LaMarca: City of Women,
presented by Ann Alaimo
In honor of:
Judy &Michel Fino: The Roots of
the Olive Tree, presented by Mr. and
Mrs. John Dziak
Monetary donations
Thomas Kearns, Sr.: presented by
Jane Firestine
West Pittston Library lists memorials, honorariums
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Its beginning to look a lot like
Christmas in Avoca. There are so
many homes decorated so beau-
tifully as well as the decorations
our Lions Clubprovides onMain
Street. I love seeing all of the
lights, Nativity sets and Santas
all aglow. Its good to see the
spirit alive and well in town.
Speaking of preparing for the
holidays, no home would be
complete without a Christmas
tree and the Avoca Fire Depart-
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for you.
Members of the Avoca Fire
Department are holding their an-
nual Christmas tree sale at the
hose company, 740 Main St.
Stop by and see an assortment of
trees to find the one that will be
perfect in your living room. The
price range is $35 to 45 and the
department offers free delivery.
Sale hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Mon-
daythroughFridayand10a.m. to
8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 10
a.m. to 8 p.m. For more informa-
tion, visit www.avocafire.net.
Get well
Get well wishes go out to Bob
Ryzner, Sr. who is home recup-
erating from surgery.
Queen of the Apostles
Queen of the Apostles Parish
youth group will sponsor a milk-
shake and cupcake social at
10:30 a.m. today, Dec. 9 in St.
Marys School auditorium, 742
Spring St. Anyone interested in
joining the youth group may call
Lori Ostrowski, director of youth
ministry, at 457-8840.
The oplatek (Christmas wafer)
have been blessed for use during
Christmas Eve meals. They are
available in the church. Suggest-
ed donation is $2.
Please consider making some-
ones Christmas bright by partic-
ipating in the parishs communi-
ty outreach programs.
The public is invitedtoprovide
a specified gift to a child who is
enrolled in the Christmas Giving
Tree program or to a nursing
home resident residing in the
Little Sisters of the Poors Holy
Family Residence. The deadline
for gift returns is Sunday, Dec.
16. For more information on how
you can help, call the parish of-
fice at 457-3412.
The childrens Christmas play
andpartywill take place at 1p.m.
on Sunday, Dec. 16 in St. Marys
School auditorium.
Parishioners are currently sell-
ingthe stockingstuffer editionof
their Pot of GoldMatchthe Daily
Number raffle tickets, which are
for January. Tickets are $10each.
The winning number is based on
the evening daily number of the
Pennsylvania Lottery. Anyone
who has a specific ticket number
they would like to purchase or to
just simply purchase a ticket may
call the parish office. The ticket
will be mailed to you.
The parish has its annual Little
Blue Book Advent and Christ-
mas devotional available. If you
would like one, call the parish of-
fice at 457-3412.
The youth group is collecting
winter hats and gloves for the
needy. Items may be dropped off
in the designated containers lo-
cated in the back of the church.
Council meeting
The Avoca Borough Council
will have its monthly meeting
and work session at 6:30 p.m. on
Thursday, Dec. 13 in the Avoca
Municipal Building, 752 Main
St. Council President Joseph
Satkowski will preside.
The council intends to adopt a
tenant protection ordinance at
this meeting.
Tax reminder
Avoca Tax Collector Teresa
Wrubel reminds residents the fi-
nal payment for the school tax
bill is due Saturday, Dec. 15.
VFW childrens party
Avoca V.F.W. Post 8335 will
have its annual childrens Christ-
mas party from 1 to 3 p.m. on
Saturday, Dec. 15 at the post
home, 915 Main St. Lunch will
be served at 1p.m. Santa will ar-
rive at 1:30 p.m.
Crime Watch meeting
The Avoca Neighborhood
Crime Watch will meet at 6:30
p.m. on Tuesday, Dec.18 at the
Avoca Municipal Building, 752
Main St.
At this meeting, the newly-
purchased crime watch street
signs will be on display. They
will be installed at various loca-
tions throughout the community.
Residents who would like to join
the group can also complete a
free membership form at this
meeting. Members are provided
with pin numbers which allow
them to anonymously report any
suspicious activity in their
neighborhood to 911.
Crime watch meetings take
place on the third Tuesday of ev-
ery month.
LLVSA closed Dec. 21
The Lower Lackawanna Val-
ley Sanitary Authority (LLVSA)
business office will close at noon
on Friday, Dec. 21 for computer
maintenance.
The LLVSA business office
will be closed Dec. 24 and 25
and Jan. 1 in observance of
Christmas and New Years Day.
Call LLVSA at 655-1665 with
any questions.
Electronics collection
Effective Jan. 1, 2013, Waste
Management will no longer col-
lect monitors, printers, peripher-
al devices or any other compo-
nents from computers and TVs.
Copies of this notice are availa-
ble in the front entrance of the
Avoca Municipal Building, 752
Main St.
Fire department Christmas tree sale underway
AVOCA
JACKIE BORTHWICK-GALVIN
457-3351
avocahappenings@verizon.net
The Hughestown Hose Com-
pany will host its annual Break-
fast with Santa on Saturday, Dec.
22 at the fire station banquet
hall. The breakfast starts at 7
a.m. and the last seating will be
at
noon. Santa Claus will arrive
by 8a.m. and will hand out gift
bags to all of children who at-
tend.
After Santa arrives, he will al-
so be available for pictures.
There will be many activities for
the children to participate in dur-
ing the breakfast and Mrs. Claus
will also be on hand to read sto-
ries.
Tickets are $8 for children 5
years of age and older. Children
under 5canattendfree of charge.
Tickets for the breakfast can be
purchased at the door during the
event.
Christmas Toy Raffle
This years Annual Toy Raffle
prize, which will be announced
during the Breakfast with Santa,
is a Lionel train set with track
and transformer. Tickets are $3
each and are available from any
department member or by call-
ing Station 143 at 654-4188 and
leaving a message.
Canned food drive
Right after the Breakfast with
Santa, the Hughestown Hose
Company will collect canned
goods. Hose company members
ask that all residents have canned
goods ina plastic or paper bagon
their front porch no later than
noon. Santa Claus will ride
aboard Engine 143 during the
food drive.
Poppy seed, nut roll
Poppy seed and nut roll will be
sold at Saint Peters Lutheran
Church, 100 Rock S., Hughes-
town. Last day to order is Dec.
12. Pickup is Dec. 20. Donation
is $8.
Contact Pam655-0043 or 313-
2829.
Council meeting
Hughestown Borough Coun-
cil will meet at 7:30 p.m. on
Monday, Dec. 10 with Wayne
Quick presiding.
Breakfast with Santa Dec. 22
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FREE DELIVERY! CALL 457-8881
OPEN DAILY: 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday & Sunday til 5 p.m.
REHOSKIS MARKET
Turkey Breast ........................................ $5.99 lb.
Soft Salami............................................ $3.99 lb.
Provolone Cheese................................. $4.99 lb.
Center Cut Pork Chops or Roast ............ $1.99 lb.
Country Style Spare Ribs ....................... $1.99 lb.
Stufng Pork Chops .............................. $1.99 lb.
Quick Fry Pork Chops............................ $1.99 lb.
Boneless Pork Roast .............................. $2.99 lb.
Smoked Bacon...................................... $4.99 lb.
Fresh & Smoked Kielbasi
The Borough of Duryea will
hold their Christmas Social on
Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at the
Sacred Heart Hall.
Neighborhood Watch and Du-
ryea Police will host the annual
social which is open to everyone.
Refreshments will be served and
prizes distributed.
There will be a hay ride, car-
oling and a D.J.
The event is free to all.
Those who attend are asked
for a donation of canned goods
for the Pittston Meals on Wheels
program.
Following the social all are
asked to attend the lighting of
Christmas tree at the borough
building.
The Duryea Lions Club will
have its annual Christmas party
for the childrenof Duryea from6
to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13 at
the Germania Hose Company,
430 Foote Ave.
There will be pizza, hot dogs,
snacks, Christmas music provid-
ed by Tony Alu and a visit from
Santa Claus who will have treat-
filled stockings for all of the
children.
There will also be bikes
chanced off for children 5 to 10
years old.
Traceys donations
Traceys Hope Hospice Care
Programand Rescue for Domes-
tic Animals, Inc., Duryea is still
accepting donations to support
the veterinary and nutritional
care for the four purebred Weim-
araners recently rescued locally
from inhumane conditions.
These dogs are severely mal-
nourished, very frail and fearful.
However, they are safe at Tra-
ceys Hope.
Donations can be sent to:
Traceys Hope 4 Weimaraners
c/o Pennstar Bank
801 South Main St.
Taylor, PA18517.
For more information, call
Traceys Hope at 457-1625.
PNCC oplatek
St. Marys Polish National Ca-
tholic Church has blessed
Christmas wafers (oplatek)
available each Sunday following
the 9:30 a.m. Mass at the church,
200 Stephenson St., or at the rec-
tory. To pick up one up at the rec-
tory, call 457-2291.
The oplatek are used by fam-
ilies of Polish and other Eastern
European heritages at the eve-
ning meal on Christmas Eve.
Legion meets today
Members of the American Le-
gion Brennan Regan Post 585
will meet at 1 p.m. today, Dec. 9
at the post home, 329 Main St.
The American Legion Bren-
nan Regan Post 585 will host its
annual childrens Christmas par-
ty from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday,
Dec. 15.
Children age 10 and younger
of all Legion members are invit-
ed to attend. Interested parties
can make a reservation by stop-
ping by the post home to receive
a ticket.
Rec board meeting
The Duryea Rec Board will
meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
Dec. 12 at the Duryea Municipal
Building, 315 Main St. Officers
will be elected at this time.
Polish Falcons party
The Polish Falcons, Nest 128
will have its Christmas party at 6
p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the
nest, 631 Main St. Attendees are
asked to bring a covered dish
item. There will be refresh-
ments, a DJ and perhaps a visit
from Santa.
The Polish Falcons will have
its childrens Christmas party
from1to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec.
16 at the nest. Children will be
treated to refreshments, games,
prizes, a gift and a visit from
Santa. Children and grandchil-
dren up to age 12 of regular and
social members are invited to at-
tend. Reservations can be made
at the nest.
Christmas carol sing-a-long
Nativity of Our Lord Parish
will host a community Christ-
mas carol sing-a-long at 6:30
p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20 in the
auditorium of Holy Rosary
School, 125 Stephenson St.
The sing-along will feature
old and new sacred and secular
favorites. Several parish choirs
and music directors from the
Greater Pittston area will also
join in the festivities and share
the musical selections they will
sing for their parishes Christ-
mas liturgies.
Refreshments will be served
throughout the evening. A free
will offering will be accepted.
LLVSA closed Dec 21
The Lower Lackawanna Val-
ley Sanitary Authority (LLVSA)
business office will close at noon
on Friday, Dec. 21 for computer
maintenance.
The LLVSA business office
will be closed Dec. 24 and 25
and Jan. 1 in observance of
Christmas and New Years Day.
Call LLVSA at 655-1665 with
any questions.
Legion Sons fund raiser
The Sons of the American Le-
gion, Squadron 585, (S.A.L.) is
having a holiday fundraiser. First
prize is a $500 gift certificate to
Quality Beverage, Laflin; sec-
ond prize is a $100 gift certifi-
cate to the Wine and Spirits
store; third prize is a $50 gift cer-
tificate to Komenskys Market,
Duryea. Chances are $3 each or
two for $5.
They can be purchased from
any S.A.L. member or at the post
home. The drawing will take
place on Dec. 22.
Christmas Social today at Sacred Heart
Duryea Lions Club party for children scheduled Thursday
DURYEA
JACKIE BORTHWICK-GALVIN
457-3351
duryeahappenings@verizon.net
EYE BANK WEEK NOTED I N DUPONT
Lions Eye Bank Week, celebrated the first full week in December, provides a special opportunity for
Lions to emphasize the valuable services provided by the Lions Clubs. The Pittston Area Leos have
taken up this sight-saving programsince the organization was chartered in 2011 and have set up
collection baskets for glasses at the high school in Yatesville and the middle school in Pittston.
They have collected glasses at Dupont's Sacred Heart of Jesus Church's yearly health fair, arranged
collection baskets at local parish churches and have partnered with Wyoming Area Elementary
Catholic School in Exeter to help continue the efforts to help the eye banks restore the gift of sight
to patients. Pictured are Dominic DelPriore, Chairperson of the PA Leo Club Eye Bank Collection
Programand Joey Jones, in charge of eye glass programat the Pittston Area Middle School.
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Santa and friends will make a
stop at the annual childrens
Christmas Party from1to 3 p.m.
on Saturday, Dec.15 at the VFW
Post Home. Mr. and Mrs. Claus,
Rudolph, the Grinch, Frosty the
Snowman and the Gingerbread
Man will arrive in style on the
Dupont Hose Company fire
truck.
There is still time tomake your
reservation by contacting the
municipal office
Lions to meet
The Dupont Lions will meet at
6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10 at
the VFW Post Home. District
Governor Dennis Cook will at-
tend this meeting.
The Lions Charter Dinner
meeting will take place at the
Charter Dinner to be held at the
Woodlands on Thursday, Dec.
20.Guest speaker will be the In-
ternational Lion President
Wayne A. Madden. Cost of the
dinner is $25 per person with
dinner served at 7 p.m.
Deadline for reservations is
Dec. 10.
Elm St. Sportsmen
ElmSt. Sportsmens Club will
meet at 7 p.m. today Dec. 9 at the
Polish American Citizens Club,
Dupont. Nomination of pfficers
will be held John Lizak will pre-
side.
Polish club meeting
The Polish American Citizens
Club of ElmStreet, Dupont, will
meet at 2p.m. today, Dec. 9at the
club home.
Nomination of officers to
serve for calendar year 2013 will
be on the agenda.
LLVSA hours
Lower Lackawanna Valley
Sanitary Authority, (LLVSA)
business office will close at noon
on Friday Dec. 21 for computer
maintenance and the LLVSA
business office will be closed on
Monday, Dec. 24; Tuesday, Dec.
25; andTuesday, Jan. 1inobserv-
ance of the holidays.
For more information, call
LLVSA at 655-1665.
AMVETS party
AMVETS Post 189 will hold
its annual Christmas Party at
6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20
at the Polish American Citizens
Club on Elm Street.
Residents from the Wilkes-
Barre V.A.M.C. Assisted Living
Center will be in attendance.
Post members, auxiliary mem-
bers, sons of AMVETS, all vet-
erans and veteran supporters are
welcome to attend.
A $10 per person donation is
requested.
Reservations can be made by
calling Jerry at 655-2924 by
Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Council meeting
Dupont Borough Council will
meet at 7 p.m. on Dec. 11 in the
James Cocco Council Cham-
bers. Meeting agenda items in-
clude the final reading and adop-
tion of the 2013 municipal bud-
get.
Eco-tip
Here is Joey Jones eco-tip of
the week: When planning for
your Christmas dinner, plan to
use regular plates instead of pa-
per plates. This saves trees.
Job opening
Dupont Borough is accepting
applications for an experienced
employee with a CDL license,
experienced in snow plowing
and heavy equipment operation.
Applications are available at
the borough office.
Qualified applicants are asked
to please contact the borough of-
fice as soon as possible.
Wafer Dinner
The Womens Society of Sa-
cred Heart of Jesus Church will
hold its annual Wafer Dinner at 2
p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 in
the church hall with Coopers of
Scranton catering this years
event. Cost is $10 per person and
reservations canbe made bycon-
tacting Diane Skrzysowski at
654-6639 or Carolyn Klimek at
654-3713. Deadline for reserva-
tions will be Dec. 28. Payment
can be deposited in the collec-
tion basket dropped off at the
rectory office during business
hours.
Oplatki sale
Christmas wafers (Oplatki)
are available at Sacred Heart of
Jesus Church in the church hall
following all Masses.
VFW wish list
The officers of the Dupont
VFWare asking you to help vet-
erans at the VA Hospital in
Wilkes Barre and the Gino Merli
Center in Scranton. The post
home has received a wish list of
items, such as robes, socks,
gloves, deodorant, shaving
cream, toothpaste and brushes;
postage stamps, ink pens, play-
ing cards and batteries.
Monetary donations are also
accepted and would be used to
support activities and to pur-
chase much-needed items for the
residents of the centers. A com-
plete list of residents wish list is
posted at the VFW Home.
Participants can take gifts,
wrapped or un-wrapped, to the
VFWPost Home on Main Street
by Dec. 20.
The Dupont VFWPost 4909is
a collection site for the Marine
Toys for Tots Foundation.
Post Association dinner
The Dupont V.F.W. Post 4909
Home Association will hold its
annual New Years Eve Party at
the Post home on Monday, Dec.
31. A buffet will be served from
7:30 to 9 p.m. with a six-hour
open bar available from 7:30
p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Musical enter-
tainment will be provided by the
Fabulous Home Town Boyz
from9:30 p.m. to1:30 a.m. Meat
and cheese trays, snacks, coffee
and donuts will be available be-
fore midnight. Hats, leis, noise
makers, horns, balloons and
streamers will be furnished.
Donation is $38 per person
and tickets and reservations may
be made by seeing Bob at the
VFWor callinghimat 654-9104.
Deadline for tickets is Sunday,
Dec. 30. No tickets will be sold
at the door.
Tax reminder
William Elko, tax collector,
announces that the final install-
ment on 2012 school taxes will
end on Friday, Dec. 14 with of-
fice hours from 2 to 6 pm. Any-
one wishing to make a final pay-
ments on either school taxes or
county/borough taxes may do so
at that time. Appointments may
be made by calling the tax office
at 655-6241. All unpaid 2012 tax
bills will be sent to the Luzerne
County Tax Claim Bureau. Tax-
payers must then make payment
directly to that office.
Bowling scores
Magic Circle
High Scratch Series Scores:
Mens Division: Paul Chmiel,
689; Kyle Wagner, 671; Don Zie-
minski, 648; Joseph Chmiel,
643; John Colarusso, 625; Matt
Charney, 623; Rich Sr. Aston,
613; Bill Pupa, 610; Chris Ren-
fer, 609; Drew Nicholson, 599.
Womens Division: Mima
Brunges, 419;Courtney McKit-
ish, 404; MaryTheresa Pupa,
386; Ashley Fuller, 335.
Universal
High Scratch Series Scores:
Mark Prebish, 675; Dale Reese,
668; Richard Arditi, 651; David
Titton, 644; Billy Jr. Elko, 640;
Edward Collins, 610; Vito Buz-
zetta, 586; Nicholas Berlinski,
583; Jim Lavelle,III, 577; Peter
Chodnicki, 571.
National
High Scratch Series Scores:
John Kulick, 794; Matt Felter,
731; Keith Weinschnek, 717;
Mark Kulick, 712; Edward Col-
lins, 664; Joe Burns, 656; Chris
Yonki, 612; Robert Lussi, 611;
Steve Seeley, 601; Allyn Sr. Fer-
retti, 573.
Pittston Twp VFW
High Scratch Series Scores:
Wally Moore, 765; Joe Argenio,
654; Anthony Grieco, 652; Jack
Casper, 611; SamDePrimo, 607;
Peter Chodnicki, 591; Joe Sr.
Walsh, 571; Gene Wasko, 556;
Ed Wasko, 548; Larry Jr.
OBrien, 541.
Warehouse Mixed League
High Scratch Series Scores:
Mens Division: Jim Golden,
755; Scott Jablowski, 682; John
Borgia, 669; Ed Polons, 665.
Womens Division: Michelle
Bukofski, 271
American
High Scratch Series Scores:
Dave Kern, 855; John Grohow-
ski, 710; Gary Sr Magdon, 664;
Scott Kowalczyk, 658; Jerry
Coggins, 644; Edward Collins,
631; Pete Latona, 608; Tom Tit-
ton, 608; Francis Pupa, 588;
Marty Moughan, 569.
Dupont Bowlettes
High Scratch Series Scores:
Connie Berlinski, 514; Kim
Kishel, 501; Marytheresa Pupa,
470; Helen Zapotoski, 464;
Donna Kasa, 459; Barbara
Slusser, 436;MaryAnn Shugdi-
nis, 433; Ann Alfano, 432; Deb-
bie Stevens, 419.
Sunday Night Mixed
High Scratch Series Scores:
Mens Division: Joe Argenio,
627; Francis Pupa, 563; Steve
Vishinski, 538; Vito Buzzetta,
525; Ray Wasko, 524.
Womens Division: MaryLou
Fereck, 447; Gracelynn Wil-
liamson, 415; Marianne Arge-
nio, Marytheresa Pupa, 403; Ka-
ren Umbra, 376.
Boys Division: Zachary
McKitish,565
Girls Division: Michelle
Grossbauer, 369.
Elkos Bantam/Prep Mixed
High Scratch Series Score:
Boys Division: Jacob Dobro-
walski, 142; Zachary Chilson,
138; RyanKane, 120; Robert Da-
vidson, 110; Andrew Adonizio,
107; Jake Grzech, 97; Bryan
Bryk, 89; AlekChilson, 88; Mat-
thewMesaris, 86; Hary Vest, 84.
Girls Division: Kacie Fisk,
139; Makenzie Kaminski, 117;
Sophia Gronka, 97; Madison
Mesaris, 90.
Elkos Mixed
High Scratch Series Scores:
Boys Division: Michael Elko,
700; Anthony Zimmerman, 470;
Evan Elko, 463; Justin Coyne,
453; Evan Esposito, 440; Bryan
Shupp, 388; Joey Jones, 343;
Charles Kulick, 332; Alex Sca-
ramastro, 327; Zachary Garbari-
no, 327.
Girls Division: Samantha
Piechota, 347; Janelle Dudek,
301; Loren Gronka, 289; Gina
Kirkpatrick, 269; Morgan Mesa-
ris, 249; HHalle Gronka, 216;
Kiena Vest, 174. grthyj
Elkos Junior/Senior Friday
High Scratch Series Scores:
Boys Division: Zachary
McKitish, 623; David Zydko,
623; Tyler Spurlin, 616; Austin
Elko, 602; Conrad Chapple, 588.
Girls Division: Courtney
Osiecki, 445; Katie Wynn,
442;Michelle Grossbauer, 410;
Jordan Cegelka, 400; Danielle
Zydko, 384.
Elkos Prep Boys
High Scratch Series Scores:
Ozzie Dobrowalski, 364; Con-
nor Morris, 348; Martin Kuna,
328; Nicholas Aschenback, 309;
Zachary Elko, 303; Joey Wru-
ble, 300; Tyler Cegelka, 293; Jer-
emy Lavelle, 285; Tyler Grana-
han, 284; Marc Piechota, 280.
Santa coming to VFW Christmas party Saturday
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The Wyoming Class of 2013
Pasta Dinner and Craft Fair
will be held from 11 a.m. to 5
p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 at the
high school cafeteria.
There will be more than 25
vendors, including homemade
clothes sized to fit American
Doll, home dcor, sports and
entertainment memorabilia,
hair accessories, purses, a wide
variety of jewelry, candles,
bead and foam craft, crocheted
and knitted items, Christmas
ornaments, prepackaged home-
made cookies, make-up and
much more.
Boy Scout Troop 311 and
Cub Scout Pack 310 will be
collecting non-perishable food
items in Exeter borough as part
of the Scouting for Food Pro-
gram. A flyer will be left at the
home of all residents indicating
a date and time of day when a
scout will pick up your dona-
tion. Attach the flyer to the bag
and place it on your front
porch. In the event you did not
get a flyer call Lorraine Backo
at 693-3724 or drop off your
donation at the Scout Home
and Community Center on Lin-
coln Street on Sunday Decem-
ber 17 between 6 PM
and 8 PM.
Adam Kalmanowicz Amer-
ican Legion Post 833
The Adam Kalmanowicz
American Legion Post 833 of
Exeter will hold their annual
Christmas party on Tuesday
December 11 at 6:30pm at Villa
Foglia. Jack Brogan is the Post
commander and Maxwell Mar-
cus is the Post Adjutant
Baseball happy hour
The Wyoming Area Baseball
Diamond Club invites all
adults to take a break from the
holiday stress a bit and join
them for a night of fun, food,
and laughter making their fun-
draiser a hit. A happy hour will
be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at Bo Brothers restau-
rant, Wyoming Avenue, Wyom-
ing.
All proceeds benefit the
Wyoming Area baseball team.
Tickets can be purchased for
$10 at the door which includes
admission and choice of bever-
ages. A gift basket raffle and
50/50 drawing will be held.
Advance tickets can also be
purchased by contacting either
Donna Chupka at 239-3929 or
Marlene Wrubel at 991-1037.
Borough notes
Recycling must be placed
curbside for pick-up on Mon-
days. Yard waste on Thursdays.
Businesses that have not pur-
chased a recycling or refuse
sticker for 2012 will be cited
by the police and subjected to a
fine. Failure of businesses to
purchase a refuse sticker, recy-
cling sticker or report tonnage
is a violation of the borough
ordinance.
Anyone who has a private
dumpster must report their ton-
nage to Karen Szwast, recy-
cling coordinator, at 654-0933.
All refuse is to be placed in
garbage bags and put in a gar-
bage can and placed curbside
by 6 a.m. on Wednesdays.
Loose garbage in garbage
cans will not be taken.
St. Barbaras news
Parish Office Hours: Monday
Friday 9:00 AM 2:00 PM
Evenings, by appointment.
Phone: 654-2103
Beginning this weekend the
Christmas Wafers will be avail-
able for purchase after all
Masses. Or you may purchase
them at the rectory between the
hours of 9:00am and 2:00pm.
There are 4 wafers per enve-
lope and the cost is $2.00 per
envelope.
Childrens/Youth Choir: All
students interested in singing;
practice will be held on Sun-
day, Dec. 9 after the 10:30 a.m.
Mass until noon. Please meet
upstairs in the choir loft after
Mass. All students are wel-
come.
The envelopes for January
and February 2013 have been
ordered and you should receive
them this month. The 2013 St.
Barbara Parish calendars are
available in the back of each
church. One calendar per fam-
ily please.
Our December Wedding An-
niversary Mass will be held on
Monday, December 17th at
7:00pm. All couples celebrat-
ing their wedding anniversary
in the month of December are
invited to come and receive a
special blessing.
The 10:30 Mass on Christ-
mas morning will be a chil-
drens Mass. We will be
recruiting students to serve as
lectors, ushers, and gift bearers
for that Mass. Please return the
bottom of the note your son or
daughter brought home from
class last weekend no later than
this weekend so we know if
your family will attend.
This weeks classes will fo-
cus on:
1st Grade: "Drawing the
Church" The major seasons of
the Church.
2nd Grade: "Giving Praise
and Thanks to God" How do
sacramentals help us worship
God?
3rd Grade: "Inviting a Guest"
What is parish prayer?
4th Grade: "The Nicene
Creed" What is the Nicene
Creed?
5th Grade: "Decorating the
Church" The liturgical year and
its symbols.
6th Grade: Advent
7th and 8th Grades: Confir-
mation questions
Please continue to pray for
our students and their teachers.
Events for December
December 11th: Christian
Womens Meeting & Christmas
Party
12th: 6:30pm - Pastoral
Council Meeting
17th: 7:00pm - Monthly
Wedding Anniversary Mass
18th: 7:00pm - Parish com-
munal Penance Service
Monday, 24th: 4:00pm -
Christmas Vigil Mass (St. An-
thonys)
6:00pm - Christmas Vigil
Mass (St. Cecilias)
10:00pm - Christmas Vigil
Mass (St. Anthonys)
Tuesday, 25th: 8:00am -
Christmas Mass (St. Anthonys)
9:00am - Christmas Mass
(St. Cecilias)
10:30am - Christmas Mass
(St. Anthonys)
WA Class of 13 Pasta Dinner, Craft Fair set
EXETERNEWS
EILEEN CIPRIANI
287-3349
ecipriani@comcast.net
The third payment for the
school property taxes for
property owners who select-
ed the three-payment option
will expire Dec. 14.
After this date, all pay-
ments will be at the penalty
amount until Dec. 31.
Payment for taxes can be
sent in the mail or paid at 3
Laflin Road, Inkerman be-
tween 4 and 5:30 p.m. on
Tuesday.
For a special appointment
by call Jean Mudlock, tax
collector, at 654-9710.
County and municipal tax-
es are payable at the penalty
amount until Dec 31.
Property owners who have
not received a bill or who
have received one in error are
asked to call the tax collector.
Property owners with
escrowaccounts with a mort-
gage company are asked to
forward the bill to them as
soon as possible to insure
prompt payment.
Homeowners should com-
plete the Homestead Exemp-
tion form to receive the re-
duction on any future bills.
3-payment option without
penalty expiring Dec. 14
JENKINS TWP
NEWS
Garbage fees for residents
using Pittstons service will
be $135 for 60 stickers, $180
for 120 stickers and $225 for
180 stickers.
Those options are consid-
ered the annual fee. Extra
stickers are $30 for a pack of
12.
Bags and stickers will be
available beginning Mon-
day, Dec. 3 in the City Trea-
surers Office or by mail to
35 Broad St. for the above
prices plus $3.50 shipping
and handling.
Last years red stickers
will be invalid after Jan. 7.
Poppy seed, nut rolls
Poppy seed rolls and nut
rolls will be sold for the holi-
day season by parishioners
of St. Peters Lutheran
church, 100 Rock St., Hugh-
estown.
Donation is $8 per roll.
Last day to place orders is
Dec. 12, Call Pam at 655-
0043 or 313-2829. Pick-up
date is Dec. 20.
Red garbage stickers
invalid after Jan. 7.
HUGHESTOWN
NEWS
The Wyoming Valley Orthodox Choir
will present a Christmas Concert at 3 p.m.
p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Holy Resur-
rection Orthodox Cathedral, 591 N. Main
St., Wilkes-Barre. The concert will feature
bothliturgical as well as various Christmas
Carols of the EasternEuropean, Ukrainian
and Russian Tradition. This year a special
Feature will be the Miracle Working icon
of the Theotokos She Who is Quick to
Hear, fromMount Athos given to St. Tik-
hon s Monastery, South Canaan, at its
founding in 1906. According to Athonite
tradition, the icon was "written" during the
lifetime of St. Neophytos, founder of the
Monastery, who lived in the tenth century.
The Icon will be available for veneration
from 2:30 till the beginning of the concert
and immediately following the concert.
Light refreshments will be served.
Orthodox Choir
to present concert
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2013 Pasta Dinner & Craft Fair
will be held today from11a.m. to
5 p.m. at Secondary Center
Cafeteria.
Delivery is available for resi-
dents in assisted living facilities
in greater Wyoming Area. Call
Michelle at 570-407-3573 to
schedule a delivery.
There is free admission to the
craft fair.
There will be over 25 vendors
including homemade clothes
sized to fit American Doll, home
dcor, sports and entertainment
memorabilia, hair accessories,
purses, wide variety of jewelry,
candles, bead & foam craft, cro-
cheted and knitted items, Christ-
mas ornaments, prepackaged
homemade cookies, make-up,
candles and much more.
Cherry Blossommeeting
The West Pittston Cherry
Blossom Committee will hold
its first meeting for the 2012-13
year this evening at 7 p.m. at the
Corpus Christi Parish school
building, 605 Luzerne Avenue.
All members are urged to at-
tend for the installation of new
officers.
Rams news
The West Pittston Rams are
still seeking applicants for Board
of Directors positions for 2013.
Please send all letters of intent to
President@westpittston-
rams.com. Positions will be
elected during the month of De-
cembers open board meeting.
WA baseball
The Wyoming Area Baseball
Diamond Club invites all adults
to take a break from the holiday
stress a bit and join them for a
night of fun, food, and laughter
making their fundraiser a hit.
Ahappy hour on December 15
will be held at Bo Brothers Res-
taurant on Wyoming Avenue,
Wyoming from 7 to 10 p.m. All
proceeds benefit the Wyoming
Area Baseball team.
Tickets can be purchased for
$10 at the door, which includes
admission and your choice of
beverages.
A gift basket raffle and 50/50
drawing will be held.
Advance tickets can also be
purchased by contacting either
Donna Chupka at 239-3929 or
Marlene Wrubel at 991-1037.
Street Department
Residents are requested to
rake leaves to the tree lawn and
place in a pile or open contain-
ers.
Please do not place leaves in
plastic bagsand do not rake unto
the road.
Taxes due
George L. Miller, tax collec-
tor, announces taxes due are now
in the penalty phase through the
rest of December.
Office hours during rebate are
from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and
Wednesday.
It is the property owners re-
sponsibility to forward their tax
bills to their financial institution
for payment.
If a receipt is requested, please
include a self addressed stamped
envelope with payment.
For appointments, call 655-
3801 or 655-7782 ext. 232.
Birthday Notes
Celebrating this week: Diane
Dirhan, Dec. 9; Diane Devine,
Julia Marranca, Dec. 10; Megan
Potoski, Ed Perry, Amanda Reil-
ly, JoAnne Linko, Dec. 11; Lori
Campenni, Dec. 12; Kevin
McGroarty, Elyse Laneski, Ra-
chel Leandri, Dec. 13.
Thought for the Week
Borrow money from a pessi-
mist they dont expect it back.
Quote of the Week
After all it is those who have a
deep and real inner life who are
best able to deal with the irrita-
ting details of outer life. Eve-
lyn Underhill, English theolo-
gian.
Bumper Sticker
The absolute good is not a
matter of opinion but of nature.
Wyoming Area pasta dinner and craft fair today
WESTPITTSTON
Tony Callaio
654-5358
tonyc150@verizon.net
West Wyoming Hose Co No. 1
will host a Breakfast with Santa
from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday,
Dec. 16 at the hose company, 926
Shoemaker Ave. Tickets are $8
for adults and $5 for children.
For tickets, call 693-1811.
Borough survey
Representatives of West
Wyoming Borough will conduct
a phone and mail survey of resi-
dents of West Brady, English and
Fairview Streets to gather infor-
mation essential for an applica-
tion for federal Community De-
velopment Block Grant funding
through Luzerne County for
street improvements on the sur-
veyed streets. All information
will be kept confidential.
Sanitation stickers
Sanitation stickers are now on
sale at the Town Hall between
the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
weekdays. All residences in
West Wyoming must purchase a
sticker. The cost remains the
same as last year, $200. If pur-
chased before Jan. 31, 2013, se-
nior citizens (65 and older) will
receive a $25 rebate ($175), all
others receive a $15 rebate
($185). If purchased fromFeb. 1-
28, 2013, the full price will be
charged, $200. After Feb. 28,
2013, the cost will be $300 for
the year and citations will be fil-
ed with the district magistrate for
noncompliance with the ordi-
nance.
Stickers are also available
through the mail at West Wyom-
ing Borough Building, 464 W.
8th St., P.O. Box 4035, West
WyomingPA18644. For the add-
ed convenience of residents, Vi-
sa, MasterCard and Mac are ac-
cepted. Stickers can also be pur-
chased through the borough
website www.westwyomin-
g.org.
Website
Visit the West Wyoming Web-
site at www.westwyoming.org.
Residents interested in receiving
a monthly e-newsletter from the
borough can the website for
more details.
Yard waste
ALeaf pickup is scheduled for
Dec. 12. Leaves must be in an
open container or degradable pa-
per leaf bag. Plastic bags will not
be accepted. There will be no
more Saturday hours for the sea-
son.
Recycling reminder
West Wyoming recycling con-
tainers are located behind Hose
Company No. 1. Recycling can
be dropped off any day of the
week.
The following is the list of ac-
ceptable items for recycling:
commingled food and beverage
containers, plastic containers (
all number recyclables are ac-
cepted), cardboard, newspaper
and office paper.
Hose Co. No. 1 Breakfast with Santa next Sunday
WESTWYOMINGNEWS
The Wyoming/West Wyoming Senior Citizens recently elected their new officers for 2013. From left,
first row, are Donna Pocceschi, treasurer; Irene Zelinski, treasurer; Frank Perfinski, president. Stand-
ing, Joanne Kwasny, secretary; and Sam DeSalvo, vice-presdient. S
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The Wyoming Recreation
Board will hold a childrens holi-
day party from1 to 3 p.m. today,
Dec. 9 in the Tenth Street School
cafeteria.
Judging for the Wyoming Ho-
liday House Contest is the week-
end of Dec.14-15.
Cub Scout Pack
Cub Scout Pack 366, spon-
sored By St. Monicas Parish,
West Wyoming, paid a visit to
the Laurels Personal Care Home
in Wyoming on Dec. 3. The boys
and their parents sang Christmas
carols with the residents and pre-
sented each person with a home-
made angel decoration and
Christmas card. Those perform-
ing at the Laurels were Dylan
Calvey, Nicholas Giamusso,
Brady Noone, Dane Schutter,
Roman Alder, Ben canfield,
Thomas Connor, Casey Noone,
Erik Trasciatti, Matthew Faun-
tleroy, Cole Schutter, Michael
DeSanto, Carlyle Robinson, Jo-
seph Sanfilippo and George
Sharkey.
The Pack Christmas Party and
meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on
Sunday, Dec.16 at St. Monicas
Church Hall. Santa will be the
honored guest. Children are
asked to bring a food item to do-
nate to the church food pantry.
Pizza, desserts and refreshments
will be served. Tiger Cub parents
are asked to bring refreshments
and Wolf and Bear den parents
are asked to bring desserts.
Sanitation stickers
Garbage stickers for 2013 are
nowon sale from9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday through Friday at the
Wyoming Municipal Building.
Full year stickers are $200 and
$190 for seniors. Stickers may be
purchased through two pay-
ments, each for half a year. Gar-
bage stickers may also be pur-
chased through the mail by send-
ing a self-addressed/stamped en-
velope to Wyoming Borough,
277 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming,
PA 18644. The sticker fee in-
cludes garbage pickup, curb-side
recycling collection and season-
al yard waste removal. Amonth-
ly bulk item pickup is also of-
fered at $5 per item (limited to
one per month.)
Council meeting
Wyoming Borough Council
will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tues-
day, Dec. 11at the boroughbuild-
ing, 277 Wyoming Ave.. The
meeting will preceded by a work
session at 7 p.m.
Breakfast with Santa
Wyoming Masonic Lodge #
468 will hold a flapjack break-
fast from 8 to 10 a.m. on Satur-
day, Dec. 22 at Applebees
Neighborhood Bar and Grill,
253 Wilkes-Barre Blvd, Wilkes
Barre. Tickets adults $7 for
adults and $4.50 for children un-
der age 12. Tickets can be pur-
chased at the door or by calling
406-6911 or 885-1441.
Fire fund drive
The annual Wyoming Hose
Company No. 1fire fund drive is
currently in progress. Residents
will receive donation requests in
the coming days. Anyone who
does not receive a donation re-
quest cancall 693-1371andleave
a message for John Marianacci,
2013 fund drive chairman
Legion Post 904
The West Wyoming American
Legion Morning Star Post 904
will meet on Thursday, Dec. 13
in West Wyoming Hose Co. No.
1meeting roomwith Command-
er Jerome Domkoski presiding.
Plans for the upcomingChrist-
mas party to held on Dec. 16 will
be finalized.
Any member who has not re-
sponded as of yet is asked to call
one of the following committed
members: Ron Semanski at 650-
5983, George Yurek at 693-1913.
Toys for Tots
The Wyoming branch of Lu-
zerne Bank will accept toy dona-
tions for its annual Toys for Tots
drive. A drop box for Toys For
Tots is also located at The Lau-
rels, 80 Wyoming Ave, Wyom-
ing.
Senior class dinner
The Wyoming Area Class of
2013 Pasta Dinner and Craft Fair
will be held from 11 a.m. to 5
p.m. today, Dec. 9 at the Wyom-
ing Area High School cafeteria.
There will be more than 25
vendors, including homemade
clothes sized to fit American
Doll, home dcor, sports and en-
tertainment memorabilia, hair
accessories, purses, wide variety
of jewelry, candles, bead and
foamcraft, crochetedandknitted
items, Christmas ornaments,
prepackaged homemade coo-
kies, make-up and much more.
St. Monicas news
The Fundraising Committee
of St. Monicas church is plan-
ning the Nite at the Races for
Feb. 8, 2013. Anyone interested
in helping can call TomTomsak,
Chairman at 237-2188. Commit-
tee members are Mary Smith,
Mike Buonsante, Frank Sobeck
and Donna Piszak. The next
planning session will be at 7:30
p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17 in the
church hall.
The Fundraising Committee
has begun selling admission
tickets and horses. Sales will
continue after all masses until
Feb. 3. Admission is $10 and
horses are $10. An admission
ticket includes food and bever-
ages.
For more information, call
Tom Tomsak at 237-2188.
APro-Life March will be held
in Washington, DC on Friday,
Jan. 25, 2013. Busses will leave
from the Knights of Columbus
Hall in Luzerne. For more infor-
mation, call the rectory at 693-
1991.
Books and CDs are available
from the parish library in the
back of the church hall. Feel free
to take, read, pass on or return
but enjoy reading. A donation of
$3.00 is asked.
Senior Citizens meet at 1:30
p.m. on the first and third Tues-
day of every month at Our Lady
of Sorrows Hall.
Library news
The Friends of the Wyoming
Free Library have launched a
brand new web-based store on
Etsy.com!
You can buy unique handcraft-
ed items such as cat toys and sa-
chets as well as pillows, pet coats
and many other crafts for the ho-
lidays. Go to The Crafty Ant
store on Etsy.com. All proceeds
benefit the Wyoming Free Li-
brary.
Friends of the Wyoming Free
Library invite you to bring your
knitting, crocheting, needle-
point, embroidery, or sewing to
the library from10 to 11:30 a.m.
on the first and fourth Wednes-
days of every month. Call the li-
brary at 693-1364 to register.
Rec board childrens holiday party today
WYOMING NEWS
EILEEN CIPRIANI
287-3349
ecipriani@comcast.net
The Wyoming/West Wyoming Senior Citizens recently held their annual Christmas Party at St Monica's Parish Center. Members of the
planning committee and officers are, fromleft, first row, Teresa Kennedy, Marion Pocceschi, Angie Zagursky, Irene Zelinsky, Paul Dela-
ney. Second row, Donna Pocceschi, Joanne Kwasny, SamDeSalvo, Fr Leo McKeernan and Frank Perfinski.
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Sports
Brian Tomasetti and Jimmie
Aversa scored12 points each Fri-
day night to lead Old Forge to a
50-21 victory over host Wyom-
ing Area in the Anthony "Badg-
er" Marseco Memorial Game on
openingnight of the boys basket-
ball season.
The Blue Devils outscored the
Warriors in every quarter to
gradually pull away in the game,
which honors the memory of the
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Blue Devils badger Warriors
Tomasetti, Aversa lead Old Forge to victory in Badger tip-off game
The Old Forge Blue Devils with the teamtrophy of the Anthony "Bager" Marseco Memorial Basketball game. Kneeling, Tony DeSando, Tony DeLucca, Brenden Edwards, and Antho-
ny Piccolini Standing, Asst. Coach Matt Aversa, Asst. CoachJared Yanniello, Rob Donovan, Derek Drasba, Head Coach Al Semenza. Bob Cipollina, Brian Tomasetti, AJCantarella,
Chris Rizzo, Jorden Sekol, Jimmie Aversa, Dave Chromey, Brenden Wahl, Joey Gutowski, Eric Grochowski, Jake Manetti, Asst. Coach JJThomas and Asst. Coach Dan Mozeleski.
Right, WA's
Michael Carey
drives between
No.10 Jake
Manetti and
No.4 Brenden
Edwards dur-
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play.
See BADGER GAME, Page 41
TONY CALLAIO PHOTOS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
By TOM ROBINSON
Sunday Dispatch Correspondent
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coach.
Jeremy Zezza had
eight points to lead
Wyoming Area. Mike
Carey added seven.
Aversa hit three of
Old Forges six 3-
pointers. Wyoming
Area did not make a 3-
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Badger
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Far right,
No.21 Old
Forges Brian
Tomasetti
skys for a
rebound with
Bart Chupka
from WA
covering.
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top, Old
Forges Brian
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Jordan Zezza
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points for the
Blue Devils.
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bottom, Trent
Grove drives
the baseline
around Old
Forges Jake
Manetti.
TONY CALLAIO PHOTOS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
While the Wyoming Area
boys Badger Game with Old
Forge on Friday got all the at-
tention, the Lady Warriors
tipped off the girls season at
Throop with a preseason win
over Mid Valley.
Serra Degnan scored a ca-
reer-high 21 points to lead
Wyoming Area to a 50-47 vic-
tory over Mid Valley. Val Bott
added a personal-best nine
points for the Warriors, while
Abby Thornton chipped in
eight.
Degnan hit three three-
pointers for nine of her points.
Nicole Turner and Bott each
hit a three. The LWs could
have made it a little easier on
themselves by hitting free
throws. They were 9 of 24.
The game was tight
throughout. WA had a six-
point lead at the half, but Mid
Valley tied it after three.
Haley Drutarovsky scored a
game-high 25 points for Mid
Valley.
For WA Emily Wolfgang
scored four points; Nicole
Turner, 3; Nicole Wright, 3;
and Ashley Blannett, 2. Feli-
cia Turner also played but did
not score.
Pittston Area opened its
preseason on Saturday at
Lake Lehman. That game
ended too late for our dead-
line.
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The Pittston Area boys bas-
ketball starting lineup has been
completely overhauled since
this time last year.
The Patriots will have just two
players with any starting experi-
ence in action when they open
the season Monday
night at home against
Hanover Area and
both of them earned
those spots as last
seasons run to the
District 2 Class AAA
playoffs progressed.
Junior center Ma-
son Gross started the
second half of last
season and junior
point guard Michael Schwab
made five starts late in the 13-10
season.
After Mason and Michael,
we dont really have many guys
who got much playing time,
fourth-year Pittston Area coach
Alan Kiesinger said.
Among the most experienced
of the remaining players are two
seniors who have moved into the
starting lineup. Jayson Crawford
is a guard and James Tobisch is
a forward.
James Emmett, a junior
guard/forward, is the other likely
starter for the new-look Patriots.
Right now, it looks like were
going to play it from inside out,
Kiesinger said of his teams of-
fensive focus. Last year, we
had (Steve) Stravinski, who
scored 23 points per game, so
the offense sort of ran through
him.
It should be more of a team
effort this year. We could have
different guys leading us at dif-
ferent times.
Kiesinger said the team will
have to be effectively defensive-
ly and rebounding while it
works out any potential offen-
sive issues.
The biggest key is how were
going to score, being that we
lost 50 points a game from our
offense, he said.
The Patriots have a group of
five more players working their
way up through the program
available to provide depth.
Junior forwards Carmen Lo-
brutto and Justin Peterson, ju-
nior guard Hassan Maxwell,
sophomore guard Michael Dela-
ney and sophomore guard/for-
ward Tyler McGarry should all
figure into the mix.
Pittston Area opens with four
straight home games, including
Fridays game against Holy
Cross, the last Dis-
trict 2 team stand-
ing in the state
playoffs when it
reached the Class
AA semifinals last
season.
The Patriots
went 6-7 to finish
fourth out of five
teams in Division
1 of the Wyoming
Valley Conference last season.
Realignment means Berwick,
Tunkhannock and Dallas have
joined Crestwood, Coughlin,
Wyoming Valley West and Ha-
zleton Area as Pittston Areas
divisional opponents this sea-
son. The conference schedule
includes playing home-and-
home against each Division 1
team without any crossover
games against other divisions.
Wyoming Area
Wyoming Area returns rough-
ly half its starting boys basket-
ball lineup, but it is the addition
of some relative newcomers that
gives the Warriors the increased
depth that allows hope for im-
provement in Al Brognas sec-
ond season as head coach.
Brogna brings back 2 start-
ers, who will combine with
some younger players and some
less-experienced seniors to form
the squad that will try to im-
prove on a 2-20 finish that in-
cluded just one win in Division
2 of the Wyoming Valley Con-
ference.
The Warriors remain in Divi-
sion 2, but realignment means
GAR, Lake-Lehman and Nanti-
coke will replace Tunkhannock,
Dallas and Berwick as division-
al opponents. In addition, in-
stead of moving up to play
larger schools in crossover
games, the new format has
Wyoming Area stepping down
to play Division 3 teams in
crossovers.
Right now, we have to look at
GAR and Holy Redeemer as the
teams to beat in our division,
Brogna said. I dont think there
will be any easy games.
The Warriors should, however
be better prepared for the games
they face.
I honestly feel we can go 12
deep, Brogna said. The kids
are working hard.
Senior forward/center Bart
Chupka was the teams second-
leading scorer last season when
Mike Carey, another current se-
nior, was starting at point guard.
Senior shooting guard Jordan
Zezza started about
half the time last sea-
son.
Trent Grove, an-
other senior, was a
late addition to the
program last season.
He has developed
quickly and could
end up in one of the
starting post posi-
tions, helping give
the Warriors a bigger
combination.
Hes been a pleasant sur-
prise, Brogna said. He had
never really played before, but
hes 6-4, very athletic and very
quick.
If we put him at center, we
could shift everyone else.
That would include Ron Rob-
inson, another 6-4 senior, who
could join Grove and Chupkaup
front in a potential all-senior
starting lineup.
Erik Walkowiak, who played
last year for the first time since
seventh grade, and Derek Dor-
man, a newcomer, are two more
seniors who could move into
prominent roles. Walkowiak
may be the first back-up under-
neath while Dormanis an option
at shooting guard.
Dorman came to us at the be-
ginning of the offseason, Brog-
na said. He went full force into
everything weve done.
I wish we had him for more
than one year.
Senior guard Evan Musto and
sophomore guard/forward Jere-
my Zezza each gained some var-
sity experience last
season and also fig-
ure into plans.
Brogna said there
are other players who
have a chance to gain
some playing time.
Wyoming Area
will try to use that
depth to climb in the
standings after going
a combined 6-61
overall in the last
three seasons.
The Warriors opened their
season at home Friday night los-
ing in the Anthony Badger
Marseco Game against Old
Forge. They also d last night
against Northwest. That game
was too late for our deadline.
The Wyoming Valley Confer-
ence schedule begins on Janu-
ary 3 for both teams.
This weeks games
Monday
Hanover at PA
Wednesday
West Scranton at PA
North Pocono at WA
Friday
WA at Coughlin
Holy Cross at PA
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PA, WA gearing up for preseason
By TOM ROBINSON
For the Sunday Dispatch
Jordan Zezza in action Friday
versus Old Forge is a WA senior
leader.
PA coach Alan Kiesinger, right blue shirt, demonstrates post technique at practice last week
TONY CALLAIO
PA junior center Ma-
son Gross started the
second half of last
season and junior
point guard Michael
Schwab made five
starts late in the
13-10 season.
WA senior forward/
center Bart Chupka
was the teams
second-leading
scorer last season
when Mike Carey,
another current
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The Wyoming Area and Pitt-
ston Area girls swimteams are in
Division 3 of the Wyoming Val-
ley Conference with Dunmore,
Nanticoke, Coughlin and
Meyers.
The swimagainst each of their
division opponents twice, home
and away, for 10 division meets.
Pittston Area and Wyoming
Area own the WVC D-3. From
2006-07 to 2009-10, Wyoming
Area won four consecutive divi-
sion titles and complied a 37-1
record.
In the two seasons since then
Pittston Area won the division
and with a 20-0 combined re-
cord.
The Division season opens
Wednesday with PA at Nanti-
coke and WA at Dunmore. The
teams swim against each other
on January 9 at Pittston and Feb-
ruary 13 at WA.
Pittston Area
Though the Pittston Area
swim team lost 15 seniors from
last season and though coach
Amy Hazlet calls 2012-13 a re-
building season, that doesnt
mean the Patriots dont have
some star power.
Mia Nardone, a sophomore,
made lots of waves last season as
a freshman when she finished
13th in the PIAA State Cham-
pionships in the 100 butterfly.
Mia is a hard worker, Hazlet
said. She continues to improve
and get stronger every day. She is
extremely versatile and will car-
ry the team individually and in
relays this year.
Seniors Miranda Warunek and
Tiffany Smith are the team cap-
tains. Smith is the only returning
sprinter. She has set very high
goals for herself and has been
working hard to accomplish
those goals.
Senior, Emily Seaman and ju-
niors, Antoinette Antonacci,
Kallie Miller, Irene Magdon,
Christine Briggs and sopho-
mores Shannen Brady will be
plugged into the many gaps.
We lost 15 seniors who pro-
vided a lot of depth. We are back
to where we were in the 2008-
2009 season when we had 22
freshmen, and only three with
prior swimming experience.
Those kids not only learned how
to swim, but graduated with
back to back undefeated seasons
in Division 3.
Similarly this season, the Pa-
triots have 14 freshmen, most of
who have never swum competi-
tively. We are back to step one,
Hazlet said, teaching the kids
all of the strokes to fill the holes
in the line-up.
The newcomers who could
have an impact are Kaycee Lan-
gan, Kris Littleton and freshman
Kate Musto, Kassity Roche,
Adison Hazlet, Kayla Miller and
Cassie Wilczewski. Other swim-
mers who look to contribute are
Sarah Gromala, Emily Earlley,
Vicky Scheuermann, TJ Luder,
Rebecca Shea, Loran Garnett
and Mikala Borino.
Unlike most of the swimmers,
the divers -- Ashley Beers, Mi-
chael Barney, Theresa Domaras-
ky and Sierra Williams have a
year of experience. Diving
Coach, Alyssa Scatena, has been
working with the divers to teach
them new dives with higher de-
grees of difficulty.
Among the boys Brandon
Winters, sophomore, has been
working in the off-season to im-
prove upon his 15th place in the
District 2 3Achampionships last
year in the 100 yard backstroke.
He is a great leader on our team
who is very determined to im-
prove his standings at Districts.
Hes a quality, upstanding kid.
The other boys who will com-
pete for time for districts are
Scott Sayer Joe Lombardo Zach
Hoffman Jason Zagropski,
Hazlets assistant is Emily Zu-
rek.
Wyoming Area
First year head coach Lauren
Shovlin takes over for her sister
Maureen Pikas, who helps out as
a volunteer assistant.
Shovlin said there are a lot of
first year swimmers out this sea-
son making for a young team.
But thats okay, she said, be-
cause it only strengthens them
for the years to come
Katy Dymond, Maria Pesta,
Michael and Ryan Murphy and
Zach Lagrue are freshmen who
have previous swimming experi-
ence. First year seniors, Marissa
Charney, Melissa Kazmerick,
and Ally Shatrowskas add to the
teams depth.
HI GH SCHOOL SWI MMI NG
Time to make waves for PA, WA swim teams
By JACK SMILES
jsmiles@psdispatch.com
PA sophomore Mia Nardone, pictured in action last season, is one of PAs top returners. She was 13th in the state meet.
Gabby Alberigi, in action last season, is a WA senior leader
See SWIM, Page 45
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The fields for the 2012
Pittston Area Girls Holi-
day Basketball Tourna-
ment are set. Holy Re-
deemer, Mountain View,
Wyoming Area and Pitt-
ston Area are entered in
the varsity and junior var-
sity divisions.
First round games are
Thursday, December 27.
In the junior varsity divi-
sion Pittston Area plays
Wyoming area at 2 p.m.
and Holy Redeemer plays
Mountain View at 3:30.
In the varsity division
its Holy Redeemer and
Mountain View at 6 p.m.
and PA and WA at 7:30.
The JV championship
and consolation games
are Saturday, December
29 at 2 and 3:30.
The varsity champion-
ship and consolation
games are Saturday, De-
cember 29 at 6 and 7:30.
Varsity awards will go
to a tourney and an all star
team consisting of two
championship team play-
er, two second place team
players and one from the
third and fourth place
teams.
The championship and
second place teams will
get team trophies.
In the JV division a
team championship tro-
phy will be awarded.
Pittston Area defeated
Holy Redeemer in the
varsity championship
game last season. PAs
Mia Hopkins, then a ju-
nior, was the MVP.
GI RL S BASKETBAL L
Pittston Area Holiday Tourney set for Dec 27 and 29
Host are defending champions
Pittston Area's Mia Hopkins,
MPV of 2011's Pittston Area
Girls Holiday Basketball
Tournament, makes a shot.
Holy Redeemer, Mountain
View, Wyoming Area and
Pittston Area are entered in
this year's varsity and junior
varsity divisions. Varsity
awards will go to a tourney
and an all star team consist-
ing of two championship
team player, two second
place team players and one
from the third and fourth
place teams.
A special Sports Mass was
celebrated for eighth grade ath-
letes from Holy Rosary School
in Duryea. The mass was at the
Holy Rosary Church of Nativity
of Our Lord Parish.
The Eighth grade athletes are
in their final seasons for Holy
Rosary.
They will graduate in June.
Sports Mass for Holy Rosary Athletes
The Eight Grade athletes at the Mas in their honor were, first row row on the bottom, left to right, Amelia Desiderio, Julia Parrick, Krista Lake, Jessica Smith, Jonathan
Smith, Megan Conlon, Vienna Donnelly, Elana Clancy, Sienna Aruscavage.
Second row, Julie Chropowicki, Breanna Tagliaterra, Abby Megliola, Justin Coyne, Zachary Scanlon, Tyler Mackell, Joseph Gorman, Joshua Mies, Christopher Klien, Cory
Miglionico, Matthew Walsh, Denise Pinto, Adam Chase, Tayrn Ashby S
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Captains Tia Brown, Megan
Bonomo, Gabby Alberigi, and
Emily Shemanski are looked to
for leadership this season. Amy
Alder will be swimming the dis-
tance events with Alberigi, while
Brown is the top sprinter with
Caitlyn Kraynak.
Megan Bonomo, Maria Pesta,
Amanda Bialy, and Julianna
Stella take on the strokes. Cassie
Lockhart is looked at as a versa-
tile swimmer. Kiersten Lasher
and David Klaproth will be lead-
ing the diving this season.
After our first exhibition,
Shovlin said, I have to say that
the team unity is strong. The
team has nine seniors to look up
to, yet also includes many under-
classmen who thread the team
together. We have a lot of swim-
mers who can swimmany differ-
ent events. The weakness I can
think of right now is experience,
but the younggirls impressedme
at Fridays exhibition.
Shovlin, a senior at Kings
College, swam for Pittston Area
for four seasons where she was a
district medalist, graduating in
2009.
Shovlin has been a WA assist-
ant in girls volleyball, track and
field and swimming and she said
that prepared her. After coach-
ing under three great Wyoming
Area head coaches the past three
years, Noah Pickett, Joe Pizano,
and my sister, Maureen Pikas, I
feel more than ready to take over
the program, but I couldnt do it
with assistant coaches Michelle
DAmico, Kenny Bryden and
my sister, Maureen.
DAmico is a former Pittston
Area swimmer and district med-
alist and Bryden is former WA
diver and district medalist.
Its exciting, Shovlin said of
being a first year head coach.
Especially with this group of
swimmers. Since Ive been
coaching in the district for sever-
al years, I already know many
members of the team. I was
handed a program that was built
by my sister and the past Wyom-
ing Area swimmers; that pro-
gram built off of tradition, hard
work, and ultimately the love of
the sport. I intend to keep that
tradition alive. These swimmers
already proved that tonight.
They enter the pool, they swim
their best, and thats what makes
them a successful and amazing
group.
PA and WA combined D-3
schedule
Wed., December 12
WA at Dunmore
PA at Nanticoke
Wed., December 19
Meyers at WA
PA at Coughlin
Fri., December 21
PA at Meyers
Nanticoke at WA
Thurs., January 4
Dunmore at PA
WA at Coughlin
Wed., January 9
WA at PA
Wed., January 16
Nanticoke at PA
Dunmore at WA
Wed., January 23
PA at Dunmore
Coughlin at WA
Wed., January 30
Meyers at PA
WA at Nanticoke
Wed., February 6
WA at Meyers
Coughlin at PA
Wed., February 13
PA at WA
Swim
Continued from Page 43
WyomingArea senior quarter-
back Nick OBrien was selected
the Small School MVP and
quarterback by the Wyoming
Valley Football Conference
Coaches Association and
Wyoming Area coach Randy
Spencer was selected Coach of
the Year.
Other Warriors on the Small
School all-star first team are Joe
Erzar and Carl Zielnski, offen-
sive linemen; Trent Grove, de-
fensive line; Jeff Skursky, line-
backer; Cody Schmitz and Jor-
dan Zezza, defensive backs; Zak
LaNunziata, defensive utility
and Joe Taylor, defensive spe-
cialist.
Warriors receiving honorable
mention are Farad Condry, Kyle
Davis, Matt Dimick, Alex ger-
cak, A.J. Lenkaitis, Mike Luum-
ley, Marty Michaels, Dylan Pegg
and Tyler Resciniti
Pittson Area receiver Joe Sta-
rinskyandlinebackSamFalcone
were selected to the Big School
first team.
PA honorable mentions are R.
J. Haas, Mike Hughes, Hassan
Maxwell, Mike Schwab and
Steve Starinsky
Girls soccer
Pittston Area sophomore for-
ward Allie Barber was selected
the Eastern Conference MVP
and first team all star by the
Wyoming Valley Conference
Girls Soccer Coaches Associ-
ation.
Barber is joined on the first
team by her teammates Saman-
tha Mayers, Megan Karuzie and
Tiffany Tubiloi, as the Patriots
were one of two teams from the
Eastern Conference to place four
players on the first team.
Second team Pittston Area:
PAs Madison Mimnaugh, Liz
Waleski, Katelyn Pugliese were
selected to the Eastern Confer-
ence second team and Jordan
Cumbo, Antoinette Scalpi, Carly
Filipski received honorable
mention
Wyoming Area;s Samantha
Acacio made the Western Con-
ference first team and her
teammate Alee Pettit received
honorable mention
Field hockey
In Division 1 Class 2A field
hockey the coaches selected
Wyoming Areas Serra
Degnan, Sally DeLuca and
Abby Thornton to the first
team.
Bree Bednarski, and Lexi
Coolbaugh made the second
team.
In Division 2 PAs Lea
Garibaldi, Dana Maurizi, Liz
Mikitish made the first team
and
Alexa Danko, Emily Herron,
Katrina Mikitish, Rachel Siman-
sky
FAL L AL L- STARS
Top football honors for OBrien, Spencer
PAs Allie Barber selected Eastern Conference soccer MVP
Wyoming Area football quarterback Nick OBrien, left, was
the WVC Small School Most Valuable Player.
Pittston Area soccer forward, Allie Barber, above, was the
Most Valuable Player for the WVC Eastern Confernece.
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Avoca/Dupont Little League
is meeting today, Sunday, De-
cember 9 at 6 p.m. at the Avoca
Borough Building on Main
Street.
West Pittston Rams news
The West Pittston Rams are
still seeking applicants for
Board of Directors positions
for 2013. Please send all letters
of intent to President@westpitt-
stonrams.com. Positions will be
elected during the month of De-
cembers open board meeting.
PA baseball happy hour
The Pittston Area parents
baseball booster club is having
a Happy Hour at the Red Mill
Tavern on Saturday December
15th from 7 to 10.pm.The Red
Mill is now a non smoking es-
tablishment. There will be
items chanced off. Proceeds
benefit the Patriots baseball
program. So come out and en-
joy. Questions can be directed
to Pat McGinty 313 135
WA baseball happy hour
The Wyoming Area Baseball
Diamond Club invites all adults
join them for a night of fun,
food, and laughter making their
at a happy hour on December
15 at Bo Brothers Restaurant on
Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming
from 7:00 p.m - 10:00 p.m.
All proceeds benefit the
Wyoming Area baseball pro-
gram. Tickets can be purchased
for $10.00 at the door which
includes admission and your
choice of beverages. A gift bas-
ket raffle and 50/50 drawing
will be held. Advance tickets
can also be purchased by con-
tacting either Donna Chupka at
239-3929 or Marlene Wrubel at
991-1037.
Roc Rec basketball
The Rock Recreation Center
is accepting registration appli-
cations for the 2013 Upward
Basketball Season. The league
is open to Girls and Boys Pre-K
through 6th Grade. Player eval-
uation day and the final regis-
tration are Saturday Dec. 8.
Practice begins the week of Ja-
nuary 2. Games begin Saturday
Jan 19 and the final game is
Saturday March 16. For More
Information contact the Rock
Rec Center at (570) 696-2769
or www.rockrec.org
Lacrosse clinics
There will be two lacrosse
clinics at the Greater Pittston
YMCA on Wednesday Decem-
ber 19 and Sunday January 20,
2013. Registration for the De-
cember 19 clinic will begin at
5:30 p.m. and the session will
run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
With the help of Marywood
University head lacrosse coach
Scott Dalgliesh, his company
Premier Lacrosse, and mem-
bers of the current Marywood
University lacrosse team, kids
will learn the basics of the sport
(passing, cradling, catching and
shooting).
These clinics will be non-
competitive, skills and drills
sessions to get kids introduced
to the sport of lacrosse. The
cost for each clinic is $20 per
child with a family discount of
$5 for each additional child.
Players will need a mouth-
guard, sneakers or court shoes
and a stick (extra sticks will be
available on a limited basis.) To
reserve one, please email me
rjswitzer@verizon.net. Equip-
ment can be purchased at most
local sporting goods stores.
The Valley Laxerz, a new lo-
cal lacrosse organization will
be forming for this years la-
crosse season (March June
2013).
The organization will be
open to boys and girls (no expe-
rience needed and they can still
play baseball, softball or track)
ages 8-15. Cost to join the team
will be determined based on
number of participants.
Questions can be directed to
Rob Switzer at rjswitzer@veri-
zon.net or Carl Deluca at carl-
reeree@verizon.net.
SPORTS BRI EFS
Avoca/Dupont Little League meeting today
Pittston Twp. VFW
Standings: Red Skins 35-25,
Bus Boys 33-27, Stellers 31-29,
Nittanys 30-30, Terminators
29-31, Yankees 22-28
High Series: Jack casper
792, Walter Moore 757, Joe
Walsk Jr. 640, John Blattner
618, Larry OBrien 617, Joe
Dalessandro 609, Joe Argenio
585, Tony Grieco 576, Joe
Walsh Sr. 568, Rich Russian
554.
200 games: Casper 277-269-
246, Moore 275- 246-236,
Walsh Jr. 216-215-209, Balttner
223-214, OBrien 220-203,
Griecon 248, Dalessandro 227,
Argenio 222, Walsh Sr. 221,
Solano 212, Ed Wasko 201,
Russian 200.
Lady Bird League
Team Standings: 1. Flamin-
gos 32-20; 2. Robins 31-21; 3.
Blue Jays 27-25; 4. Tweety
Birds 26.5-25.5; 5. Seagulls
23.5-28.5; 6. Parakeets 16-36
High Series: Lee Lawrence
527, Mary Kay Stetina 527
Jack Kosick Memorial
League
Team Standings: 1. Turkey
Season 38-22; 2. R.C. Baldrica
32-28; 3. Jacks Amigos 32-28;
4. Marks Pro Shop 27-33; 5.
Princess Baby Buttermittens
26-34; 6. Buccaneers 25-35
Mens High Game: Paul
Simkulak 289, Ryan Hannon
277
Womens High Game: Me-
lissa Misiuram 222, Noelle
Mancini 211
Mens High Series: Paul
Simkulak 866, Ryan Hannon
745
Womens High Series: No-
elle Mancini 615, Care Eipper
583
BOWL I NG
Casper, Moore roll
700 series in Pitt.
Twp VFW League
At the recent Cross-Country All
Star Awards Banquet, sponsored by
the Wyoming Valley Striders, Pitt-
ston Areas Catherine Lombardo and
Tara Johnson were named to the First
Team All Star Squad for Wyoming
Valley Conference, Division II Girls.
Tara and Catherine led the Patriot
Girls to a 15-2 record. They each
medaled at the District 2 meet and
qualifiedfor the State Championship
Meet in Hershey.
HI GH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY
More honors for PA runners
Johnson, Lombardo
From left are Dave Jiunta, head coach; Catherine Lombardo, Tara Johnson and Joe Strukus,
girls coach.
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To nominate:
Submit his or her name and a brief summary of why you are nominating this
person for either the Person of the Year or a recipient of The Joseph Saporito Lifetime
Achievement Award. Mail your submission to: Sunday Dispatch Person of The Year or
Joseph Saporito Lifetime Achievement Award, 109 New Street, Pittston, PA 18640.
You may also submit your nomination by e-mail to sd@timesleader.com or by fax to
570-602-0183. Please send to arrive no later than Dec. 21, 2012.
The Sunday Dispatch Person
of the Year is the individual
who had the greatest impact on
life in our communities: the 17
towns that make up the
Wyoming Area and Pittston
Area school districts.
The Joseph Saporito Lifetime
Achievement Award is for
the individual who has given a
lifetime of volunteer service to
our communities.
Who Has Had The
Greatest Impact
On Life In Greater
Pittston?
Nominations are open for the Sunday Dispatch
2012 Person of the Year and the Joseph Saporito
Lifetime Achievement award.
thepittstondispatch.com
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time Achievement award.
Two Greater Pittston area ath-
letes were award winners at
Wyoming Seminary Upper
School for the fall season.
In golf, sophomore Andrew
Golden of Dupont received the
Coaches Award.
In girls soccer, senior Jessica
Casterline of Exeter received the
Blue Knight Award for MVP.
Casterline also received the
Gold Award.
Athletes who earned four var-
sity letters or three varsity and
one junior varsity letters in their
sport receive Gold Awards.
FAL L SPORTS
Local athletes excel at Wyoming Sem
Golden, Casterline win Gold
and Blue Knight awards
Sem fall athletic award winners were Andrew Golden, golf and
Jessica Casterline, girls soccer.
Send sports news and
photos to:
jsmiles@psdispatch.com
Call: 602-0178
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Honored to serve
Greater Pittston for
Over Two Decades
The Wyoming Valley Confer-
ence basketball season opens af-
ter the New Year. Heres the Pitt-
ston Area girls conference
schedule. The PA boys and WA
boys and girls schedules will run
in future weeks.
Wyoming Valley Conference
January 2 Berwick Home
January 4 Hazleton Away
January 7 Dallas Area Home
January 10 Tunk. Area Away
January 14 Crestwood Away
January 17 Valley West Home
January 21 Coughlin Away
January 24 Berwick Away
January 28 Hazelton Home
January 31 Dallas Area Away
February 4 Tunk. Area Home
February 7 Crestwood Home
February11Valley West Away
February 13 Coughlin Home
PA girls
WVC
hoop
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Old Forge natives grandson bags bear in N.J.
Pictured left to right are Hunter Bartnicki and Joe Bartnicki Jr. of Long Valley, NJ and Joseph Bartnicki Sr. of Old Forge with Hunter's 310 pound black bear shot on De-
cember 3 in Sussex County, NJ. The 12 year old shot the bear on the opening day of the NJ Bear Season. Joe Sr guided his son and grandson on this adventure. Hunter is
the great grandson of Helen O'Hop of Avoca.
W. Wyomings
Tyler Mooney
bags 10-point
buck in Suscon
West Wyoming resident Bob
Jones' grandson Tyler Moo-
ney, 17 years old, of Dupont,
shot a 10 point buck Sat-
urday December 1, in Sus-
con.
Pictured with the deer are
Tyler Mooney, Cousin Jo-
nathan Pintha; Second row,
Gary Bellas and Tyler's
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OBITUARIES
Helen T. Rundle, 76, of
Wilkes-Barre and formerly of
Pittston, enteredintoEternal Life
on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 in the
Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
She was a resident of Riverstreet
Manor, Wilkes-Barre, where she
was a guest for three years. She
was the widowof Bruce Rundle.
Helen was born Dec. 16, 1935,
in Port Griffith. She was the
daughter of the late John Blazo-
sek and Mary Yenchick Blazo-
sek. She was a graduate of the
Jenkins Township High School.
Before retirement, she was em-
ployed by Rex Shoe Factory,
Exeter. She was a member of the
former St. John the Baptist Slo-
vak Church, Pittston.
In addition to her parents and
husband, she was preceded in
death by her sisters, Theresa
Mantione, Dolores Benkoski,
and Rita Mae Kelly.
Surviving are her sister Mary
AnnKachinkoof Larksville, and
her brother-in-law John Jack
Kellyof Parsons; numerousniec-
es and nephews.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, from
the Simon S. Russin Funeral
Home,136Maffett Street, Plains,
with a Mass of Christian Burial
in St. Benedicts Catholic
Church, AustinAvenue, Parsons,
with the Rev. Joseph A. Kearney
as celebrant. Interment followed
in St. John the Baptist Slovak
Cemetery, Exeter.
Her family would like to thank
the nursing staff at Riverstreet
Manor for their loving care the
past three years and also to the
nursing and hospice staff of the
5th and 6th floors of the Wilkes-
Barre General Hospital.
Memorial gifts may be made
to Riverstreet Manor Activities
Fund, 440 North River St.,
Wilkes-Barre, PA. 18705.
Helen T. Rundle
December 2, 2012
John George Ondusko, 55,
formerly of Exeter, died Dec.
6, 2012, in Miami, Fla., where
he resided. He was a son of
the late George (Poopie) and
Leona Ondusko. He was a
1976 graduate of Wyoming
Area High School. He had a
great love for animals and
plants. John is survived by his
sisters, Michelle Chmielewski,
Wyoming, Carol Ondusko,
Wyoming, and a stepbrother,
Joseph Judnick, and his fian-
ce, Joanie Harding of Exeter.
He is also survived by a neph-
ew, Joshua Graziosi; two niec-
es, Katie Graziosi and Saman-
tha Chmielewski.
A memorial service will be
announced at a later time.
John George Ondusko
December 6, 2012
Funeral services have been
set for Frank Bernard Kutza,
Sr. who passed away on No-
vember 12, 2012. A memorial
Mass will be held Saturday,
December 15, 2012, at 10 a.m.
in the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Church, 215 Lackawanna
Ave., Dupont, to be celebrated
by the Rev. Joseph D. Ve-
respy, pastor. Interment will
follow in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call Saturday,
Dec. 15, from 9 to 10 a.m. in
the church. The Lokuta-Za-
wacki Funeral Home, 200
Wyoming Ave., Dupont, is in
charge of arrangements.
Frank Bernard Kutza Sr.
November 12, 2012
Barbara E. Knepp went to
meet her maker on Tuesday, Dec.
4, 2012.
She was born in Columbus,
Ohio on Nov. 30, 1967. She is a
daughter of Mary Ann Moore
Knepp, of Wyoming, and the late
Leonard A. Knepp, who died in
2008.
Barbara was a graduate of
Lake-Lehman High School. She
worked for U.R.S. and was a
member of St. Frances Cabrini
Church, Carverton, all of her life.
Surviving,
besides her
mother, are her
sisters, Kath-
leen Confoy,
Peru, N.Y.,
Gloria Knepp,
Exeter, Colleen and her husband,
Edward Caine, Pittsfield, Mass.,
and Marilyn and her husband,
Ronald Denman, Kingston
Township; brother, Phillip and
his wife, Alice Knepp, Harveys
Lake; six nieces, nephews, and
two grand-nephews.
Funeral was Saturday, Dec.
8, 2012, from the Hugh B.
Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral
Home, 1044WyomingAve., For-
ty Fort, with the service in St.
Frances Cabrini Church, Carver-
ton, with the Rev. Vincent Dang,
officiating. The interment was in
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carver-
ton.
Memorial contributions, if de-
sired, can be made to the Dia-
betes Association.
Barbara E. Knepp
December 4, 2012
Shirley Reisser, 77, of
Kingston, formerly of Exeter,
passed away Sunday, Dec. 2,
2012, in Hospice Community
Care, Geisinger South
Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Hanover Township
on June 7, 1935, she was a
daughter of the late James and
Effie (Drietel) Eddy. She was
preceded in death by her sis-
ters, Anna and Marion
Brown; brothers, John and
James Eddy. Surviving are her
husband of 47 years, Charles
T. Reisser Sr.; sons, Charles
T. Reisser Jr.; daughters, Judi
Hall, Sandi (Ronald) Wickiz-
er; Debra (Albert) Mitchell;
five grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; sister,
Ruth Simmonette.
A memorial service was
held Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at
noon at Kniffen OMalley Fu-
neral Home Inc., 465 S. Main
St., Wilkes-Barre. The Rever-
end Chester Dudick Jr. will
officiate. Send condolences at
www.bestlifetributes.com
Shirley Reisser
December 2, 2012
Holy Redeemer High School
students will present a choral
concert, Sounds of the Sea-
son, at 3 p.m. today, Dec. 9 in
the schools McCarthy Audito-
rium.
Featured will be the Com-
bined Chorus, Royal Singers,
Handbell Choir, and soloists,
under the direction of Ann
Manganiello.
An audience Sing-a-Long
will also be included. Tickets,
which may be purchased at the
door, are $4 for adults and $3
for students andsenior citizens.
Studens participating are Jo-
seph Szczechowicz, Dallas;
Thea Seasock, Kingston; Emi-
lyMakar, Wilkes-Barre; Direc-
tor Ann Manganiello; Rachael
Coassolo, Laflin; Brianne
Jendrzejewski, Wilkes-Barre;
Gabriella Soroka, Wilkes-
Barre; Sydney Smith, King-
ston; Beth DeMichele, Wilkes-
Barre; Christina Kalie, Shick-
shinny; Erin Byorick, Nanti-
coke; Katerina Gereda, King-
ston; Caroline Jones, Moun-
taintop; Jackie Kurovsky,
Mountaintop; Mary Pat Blas-
kiewicz, West Pittston; Abigail
Truschel, Mountaintop; Maria
Khoudary, Dallas.
Erica Stuccio, Mountaintop;
Jillian Hayden, Mountaintop;
Adrianna Wesolowski, Shaver-
town; Cameron Ford, Wilkes-
Barre; Michelle Fromel, Dal-
las; Marlee Mierzwa, King-
ston; Ben Nause, Swoyersville;
Michael Berbano, Plains;
Alexis Wylam, Hanover Twp.;
Selina Malacari, Wilkes-
Barre; Jamie Carty, Harveys
Lake; Marisa Durako, Laflin;
Kaitlyn Ceppa , Wilkes-Barre;
Juliana Buonsanti, Exeter.
Abigail Wolfgang, Moun-
taintop; Ciaran Burke, Wilkes-
Barre; Arvind Murali, King-
ston; Jarrett Gabriel, Wilkes-
Barre Twp.; James Rushton,
Wilkes-Barre; Maria Mengak,
Mountaintop; Michael Lo-
Grande, Forty Fort; Robert
Dougherty, Shavertown; Mor-
gan Santayana, Wyoming; Jus-
tin Prenga, Wilkes-Barre;
Adam Zipko, Mountaintop;
Noah Orlandini-Sapak,
Swoyersville; Nick McCarroll,
Dallas; Deangelo Aboutanos,
Kingston; Pat Loftus, Moun-
taintop; Casey Carty, Harveys
Lake; Danielle Gorski, Wilkes-
Barre; Alyssa Christian,
Wilkes-Barre; Brianna Stilp,
Luzerne.
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Helen (Pasone) Pisano Mills,
80, of Bnai Brith Apartments,
Wilkes-Barre, passed away on
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at the
Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
She was born in Wilkes-Barre
on Sept. 2, 1932, a daughter of
the late Vito and Mary Catuyno
Pisano. Helen was a graduate of
GAR Memorial High School,
class of 1950, and she was a for-
mer member of Holy Rosary
Church in Wilkes-Barre.
Early in life, she worked in the
garment industry. In 1948 she
met her first and only boyfriend,
Jack. They married in 1954 and
lived in the Newark and Wil-
mington, Del., area for many
years before moving back to
Wilkes-Barre in 1980. While in
Delaware, she worked for sever-
al retail stores.
Helen will be remembered for
her huge heart
and her love for
her family. She
loved seeing
and spending
time with her
great-grand-
children, Gavin and Aiden.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Jack C. Mills in
2004, and by her brothers; An-
thony, Rocco, Frank and Louis;
and sisters, Carmella Caruso,
Edith Scocozzo, Angeline Sulit-
ka and Rose Fanelli.
She is survived by her daugh-
ter, Marieelena Mills, Wilkes-
Barre; son, Jack V. Mills,
Wilkes-Barre; granddaughter,
Desiree Sartorio and her hus-
band, Frank, Pittston Township;
great-grandchildren, Gavin and
Aiden; as well as many nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held
on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at 9
a.m. from the Nat & Gawlas Fu-
neral Home, 89 Park Ave.,
Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of
Christian Burial to follow at
9:30 a.m. in St. Marys Church
of the Immaculate Conception/
Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 134
S. Washington St., Wilkes-
Barre. Interment will be in St.
Marys Cemetery, Hanover
Township. Friends may call to-
day, Dec. 9, 2012, from 2 until 4
p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be made to the
S.P.C.A. of Luzerne County,
524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre,
PA 18702.
Online condolences may be
sent by visiting Helens obituary
at www.natandgawlasfuneral-
home.com.
Helen (Pasone) Pisano Mills
December 5, 2012
Evelyn Robinson, 88, former-
ly of Wyoming, passed away
Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, in United
Methodist Homes, Wesley Vil-
lage Campus, PittstonTownship.
She was born on Aug. 6, 1924,
a daughter of the late John D. and
Jemima Oldfield Edwards. She
was a graduate of Wyoming Me-
morial High School.
Mrs. Robinson was married
for 47 years to the late Carlyle T.
Robinson, who passed away in
1993.
She was self-employed in her
younger days as a beautician and
began working at Wilkes Col-
lege in 1968. She held various
positions in the Development
Office at Wilkes, before retiring
as assistant to the director of de-
velopment. She worked at the
college during the tenure of three
different col-
lege presidents.
After her re-
tirement, she
enjoyed spend-
ing time with
her family, es-
pecially her grandchildren and
her great-grandchildren. Her
family enjoyed their Nana and
will miss her very much.
In addition to her husband, she
was preceded in death by sister,
Eleanor Jacobs and a nephew,
John D. Jacobs.
She is survived by son, Carlyle
M. Robinson, andhis wife, Patri-
cia, Wyoming; grandchildren,
Carlyle T. Robinson and wife,
Brittany, Wyoming, Caryn P.
Robinson and partner, Ava Ba-
ran, Philadelphia; great-grand-
son, Carlyle T. Robinson Jr.,
Wyoming.
Funeral services were heldon
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in the
Howell-Lussi Funeral Home,
509 Wyoming Ave., West Pitt-
ston.
The family would like to thank
the staff and nurses at Wesley
Village Campus, especially
those who cared for Mrs. Robin-
son for over three years during
her stay. Those people were so
caring and wonderful and will al-
ways be remembered by the
Robinson family. They are truly
angels.
Memorial donations, if desir-
ed, may be sent to the S.P.C.A of
Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St.
Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and Wyoming
Free Library 358 Wyoming Ave.
Wyoming Pa. 18644.
Evelyn Robinson
December 3, 2012
Stephen G. Cerullo, age 58, of
Waltham, MA, formerly of Pitt-
ston, passed away on Saturday,
Nov .3, 2012. He was a graduate
of Kings College in Wilkes-
Barre and went on to his long
time employment with Fidelity
Investments as a systems analyst.
He was the son of Lucille (Za-
lewski) and the late Stephen C.
Cerullo, and devoted brother of
Barbara Hayden and uncle of
Steve Hayden of Waltham.
Afuneral mass was held in the
Our Lady Comforter of the Af-
flicted Church in Waltham, MA.
Entombment was held in
Mount Auburn Cemetery.
Stephen G. Cerullo
November 3, 2012
Conrad J. Bauman Sr., 95, of
Meshoppen and formerly of
Wilkes-Barre, passed away on
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Tyler
Memorial Hospital, Tunkhan-
nock.
He was born in Wilkes-Barre
on Aug. 1, 1917, a son of the late
Raymond Sr. and Caroline Ho-
chreiter Bauman. He was a
graduate of E.L. Meyers High
School, class of 1936.
He was a stone mason, as per
his family tradition, for many
years and retired in 1980 from
the Blue Coal Co., Ashley.
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Catherine Elizabeth
Higgins; brothers, Raymond Jr.
and Louis Bauman; his long-
time companion, Nellie Ragin-
ski.
He along with his father and
brothers built and owned a cot-
tage in Ransom, Pa., where he
spent many summer days with
familyenjoyingthe Susquehan-
na River, swimming, boating
and fishing. An avid golfer who
was very proud to say he could
hit a golf ball while he was in
his 90s, he al-
so enjoyed
playing the
guitar and
singing with
family and
friends.
Surviving are his daughters,
Carolyn Sharp and her hus-
band, Neil, West Pittston, Bar-
bara Womelsdorf, West Pitt-
ston, Phyllis Wielgopolski and
her husband, Joseph, Mountain
Top; sons, Conrad Bauman Jr.
and his wife, Doreen, Larks-
ville, Joseph Bauman and his
wife, Barbara, Melbourne, Fla.,
Michael Bauman and his wife,
Judy, with whomhe resided un-
til his death; 12 grandchildren;
25 great-grandchildren; several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held
on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, from
the George A. StrishInc. Funer-
al Home, 105 N. Main St., Ash-
ley, with a Liturgy of the Word
Service in St. Andrew Parish,
316 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre.
Interment was in St. Marys
Cemetery Hanover Township.
Conrad J. Bauman Sr.
December 6, 2012
Agnes Wiktorek, age 28,
formerly of Old Forge, died
Saturday morning, Dec. 1,
2012, as a result of a car
accident in New Britain,
Conn., where she resided for
the past three years.
She was born in Scranton,
daughter of Leon and Anna
Kurpiewski Wiktorek, Old
Forge.
Agnes was a graduate of
the Old Forge High School,
attended Luzerne County
Community College and was
a graduate of Kings College,
where she received a bache-
lors degree in criminal jus-
tice.
She was a member of Na-
tivity of Our Lord Parish,
Duryea, and was employed
by the Budney Corporation,
New Britain, and part time
for Sears. She also assisted
her father in the family deer-
cutting
butcher busi-
ness
Also sur-
viving is a
brother, Mi-
chael, Moos-
ic; a sister, Lorianne Ku-
kucka, Scranton; paternal
grandmother, Boleslawa Wik-
torek, Poland; aunts, Donna
Borowski, Dupont, Hanna
Marotta, Conn., and Teresa
Kaliserwska, Poland; uncles
Andrew and Frank Kurpiew-
ski, both of Old Forge; cou-
sins; a niece and nephew.
Funeral Services were
held Friday, Dec. 7, 2012,
from the Palermo & Zawacki
Funeral Home, Inc., 409 N.
Main St., Old Forge, with a
Mass of Christian Burial in
the Holy Rosary Church, Du-
ryea. Interment was in Holy
Cross Cemetery, Old Forge.
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Maureen McHugh Aritz, of
West Pittston, passed away
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, peace-
fully at home surrounded by her
family and after a courageous
two-year battle with cancer.
Born on Dec. 29, 1950, in Pitt-
ston, she was a daughter of the
late Thomas McHugh and Do-
lores Humphrey McHugh. She
graduated from Wyoming Area
High School in 1967, and went
on to attend Lock Haven Uni-
versity.
She was a member of Immac-
ulate Conception Church, Cor-
pus Christi Parish.
In 1981, Maureen joined Lia
Sophia, formerly knowas Act II,
as an Independent Contractor,
marketing fashion jewelry from
a small, home-based business.
She went on to amass a multi-
million dollar sales team of
6,000 representatives through-
out the country. While mentor-
ing this outstanding team of rep-
resentatives and leaders, Mau-
reen won every personal and
group award offered by Lia
Sophia and was awarded count-
less travel incentives. By 2002,
Maureen was promoted zone
manager, the top field position
available with Lia Sophia, and in
2006, 2007 and 2010, won the
coveted Victor Kiam Eagle
Award for her dedication.
Throughout
her profession-
al journey,
from the very
beginning, all
the way to the
top, Maureen
was admired for her business
sense, kindness and energy,
forming many life-long friend-
ships along the way.
Maureen was a loving mother;
grandmother, sister, aunt and
friend. She was beloved, with a
caring heart, warm spirit and in-
spiring courage and will be sad-
ly missed and fondly remem-
bered, always.
Maureen was invested in com-
munity outreach, participating
in Dress for Success and work-
ing as a board member for the
Greater Pittston YMCA. and the
Womens Network through the
Greater Pittston Chamber of
Commerce. Maureen was also
very active with the SPCA
where her two companions,
Bandit and Biscuit, were adopt-
ed.
Maureen is survived by her
son, Dominick Aritz Jr., and
wife Jessica, Prince George,
Va.; son, Patrick Aritz and wife,
Tiffany, Cave Creek, Ariz.;
grandchildren, Landen and Ella
Aritz, Prince George, Va., Lay-
ton and Ellie Aritz, Cave Creek,
Ariz.; brother, Tommy McHugh
and wife, Sandy, Hughestown;
brother, Jeff McHugh, Pittston;
nieces, Elizabeth McHugh, Pitt-
ston and Alexa McHugh, Hugh-
estown
The family would like to ex-
tend their sincerest gratitude to
two of her caregivers and long-
time friends, Lisa Langan and
Michele Costello. Their kind-
ness and devotion goes un-
matched and never will be for-
gotten. The family would also
like to thank Dr. Bruce Saidman,
Dr. Lynn Coslett and Dr. Charles
Manganiello.
The funeral will be held
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at 9 a.m.
from the Howell-Lussi Funeral
Home, 509 Wyoming Ave.,
West Pittston, with Mass of
Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in
Immaculate Conception
Church, Luzerne Avenue, West
Pittston. The Rev. Paul McDon-
nell will officiate. Friends may
call at the funeral home Monday,
Dec. 10, 2012, from 5 until 8
p.m. Interment will be in Moun-
tain View Burial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations can be made to the
Maureen McHugh Aritz Wom-
ans Business Scholarship fund
in care of Rosella Fedor, Wyom-
ing Area High School, Memo-
rial Avenue, Exeter, PA 18643.
Maureen McHugh Aritz
December 6, 2012
Veronica (Orzech) Castner,
84, of Pittston, passed away
Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at the
Highland Manor Nursing Cen-
ter, Exeter.
She was born in Dupont, Jan.
19, 1928 and was the daughter
of the late Michael and El-
izabeth (Gorczowski) Orzech.
Veronica was a member of
Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church,
Dupont, and the Sacred Heart
Of Jesus womans society. She
was a graduate of Dupont High
School. Veronica was also very
active with the Dupont High
School Alumni Association.
Veronica was a loving wife,
mother, grandmother, great
grandmother and friend and
will be deeply missed.
In addition to her parents,
she is preceded in death by her
brothers; Walter, Anthony, Mi-
chael, Thomas and Edward,
and her sisters Sophie, Julia,
Ceclia and Mary.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 60 years, Gervase
Castner; her daughter Patricia
Barrett and her husband Tho-
mas, of Oak Ridge, N.J.; her
sons, James Castner of Pittston
and Kenneth Castner of Lake
Stockholm, N.J. Also surviving
are her grandchildren, Dana
Russell, Kathleen Barrett and
Timothy Barrett, great grand-
children, Tianna Russell and
Davis Russell, her brother Jo-
seph Ozack, of Helena, Mont.
and sister Louise Collins, of
Dupont, and several nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services were held
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, from
Kiesinger Funeral Services
Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Du-
ryea, with a Mass of Christian
Burial at Sacred Heart Of Jesus
Church, Dupont, with Fr. Jo-
seph Verespy officiating. Inter-
ment was at the parish ceme-
tery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to a
charity of the donors choice.
Online condolences may be
made to www.kiesingerfuneral-
services.com
Veronica (Orzech) Castner
December 3, 2012
Dorothy M. DeLuca Gelso,
78, of West Pittston, passed
away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at
Celtic Heathcare, Geisinger
South Wilkes-Barre.
She was born in Pittston
Township on Dec. 11, 1933,
daughter of the late Pasquale
and Ida Stefanelli DeLuca.
Dorothy was a graduate of
Pittston Township High
School, class of 1951, and Mi-
sericordia College, class of
1955. Dorothy worked as a sub-
stitute teacher for many years
at Gate of Heaven, Dallas and
Wyoming Area Schools. She
also worked for Dr. Vincent
Carboni.
In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by
her husband, Charles S. Gelso
in 2007; son, Patrick; and
brothers, James and Eugene.
Dorothy is survived by her
three children, son, Charles and
his wife, Kathleen, Dallas;
daughter Rosalie Shemmer and
her husband, Hank, Piermont,
N.Y.; daugh-
ter, Dorothy
Loud and her
husband, Ste-
ven, Evans-
ville, Ind.;
three grand-
children, Nikki, Chad and Pa-
trick Gelso; and her sister, El-
izabeth DeLuca.
Celebration of Dorothys
life and a Mass of Christian
Burial was on Saturday, Dec. 8,
2012, in Corpus Christi Parish,
605 Luzerne Ave., West Pitt-
ston.
Interment was in Denison
Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Pe-
ter J. Adonizio Funeral Home,
251 William St., Pittston.
In lieu of flowers, donations
in Dorothys memory may be
made to the American Cancer
Society or the American Heart
Association. Online condo-
lences may be made at
www.peterjadoniziofuneral-
home.com.
Dorothy M. DeLuca Gelso
December 4, 2012
Pauline Mesaris, 83, of Exe-
ter, entered into eternal life on
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at the
Wilkes-BarreGeneral Hospital.
Born on July 2, 1929, in Exe-
ter, Pauline was the daughter of
the late Alexander and Victoria
Kubrak Yanushko.
She worked at Consolidated
Cigar, West Pittston, and prior
to her retirement in 2005, she
had worked at Highland Manor
Nursing Home, Exeter.
She devoted her entire life to
her familyandfriends andloved
life to the fullest. She will be
greatly missed by everyone
whose lives she touched.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Joseph Mesaris, in
1998 and sisters, Mary Lacomis
and Ann Matusavage, and a
brother, Stephen Antonchik;
nephews, James Lacomis, Da-
vid Yanushko; and a niece, Ka-
ren Molinaro.
Surviving are her children,
Jane and her husband, Bernie
Nitowski, Duryea; Richard and
his wife, Michelle Mesaris,
Lansdale, and Susan and her
husband, Blair Rush, Telford,
Pa.; grandchildren, Andrew,
Emily and Zachary Mesaris,
and Amanda, Alex and Jenna
Nitowski and Jesse and Kayla
Rush; a brother, Joseph and his
wife, Madge Yanushko, South
Carolina, and a twin sister,
Sophie Hetro, Wyoming, and
her best friend of many years,
Veronica Gibblets; several niec-
es and nephews.
Funeral services were held
on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012,
from the Gubbiotti Funeral
Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave.,
Exeter, with the Divine Liturgy
at St. Michaels Byzantine Ca-
tholic Church, Pittston. The
Rev. Joseph Bertha officiated.
Interment was in St. John the
Baptist Cemetery, Schooley
Street, Exeter.
To send the family an expres-
sion of sympathy or an online
condolence, please visit
www.gubbiottifh.com.
Pauline Mesaris
December 1, 2012
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255 MCALPINE STREET, DURYEA, PA 18641 (570) 457-4387
MARK KIESINGER,
FUNERAL DIRECTOR and SUPERVISOR
OBITUARIES
Bette A. Proleika, loving wife
and mother, 78, a resident of
Forty Fort, passed away peace-
fully surrounded by her loving
family on Monday morning,
Dec. 3, 2012, at her residence,
following a courageous battle
with cancer.
Her loving husband is Edward
Ted Proleika Jr. Together, Ted
and Bette, celebrated their 46th
wedding anniversary on April
23, 2012.
Born on Sept. 12, 1934, in
Exeter, Bette was a daughter of
the late Joseph and Martha (Pa-
radauskas) Teresavage.
Bette was a graduate of the
former St. John the Evangelist
High School, Pittston Township.
A homemaker most of her
life, Bette took great pride in
tending to the daily needs of her
home and family. Bette was a
faithful Catholic and longtime
member of the former Holy
Name/St. Marys Parish Com-
munity, Swoyersville, where she
held membership with her par-
ishs Confraternity of Christian
Mothers. Additionally, Bette
was actively involved with her
parishs annual bazaar. Follow-
ing the consolidation of her
church in June, Bette became a
member of St. Elizabeth Ann
Seton Parish, Swoyersville. Dur-
ing her younger years, Bette was
a member of the former St. Ca-
simirs Church, Pittston Town-
ship, where she was a member
of the parishs Sodality and
choir.
A woman of many enjoy-
ments, Bette especially enjoyed
cooking and canning for her
family; garden-
ing around her
home, sitting
on her deck
and watching
mystery shows.
In her earlier
years, Bette was an accom-
plished bowler, receiving many
trophies for her excellence in the
sport.
Family was the most impor-
tant thing to Bette, and she trea-
sured each moment she had with
her loved ones. She always held
a special place in her heart for
her grandchildren and they were
truly the light of her life.
Ted and Bette were true soul
mates and as many know, they
often referred to each other as
Ralph and Alice from the televi-
sion show, The Honeymoon-
ers.
Bette will forever be remem-
bered as a selfless, giving and
loving wife, mother, grandmoth-
er, sister, aunt and friend. Her
presence will be deeply missed
but her beautiful spirit will for-
ever live on in the hearts of her
loved ones.
Bette battled with cancer three
times during her life. Through-
out each of her struggles, she al-
ways remained strong, coura-
geous and true to her faith. Her
final battle with cancer was
made much easier thanks to the
compassionate and gentle care
of Dr. William Boyle and also
the nurses and staff of Manor
Care Health Services, Kingston
and Erwine Home Health and
Hospice, Kingston.
In addition to her parents, Jo-
seph and Martha Teresavage,
Bette was preceded in death by
her brother, Joseph Teresavage;
her sisters, Margaret Teresavage,
Julia Young and Jenny Rock; her
loving and faithful dog, Taffy.
In addition to her loving hus-
band, Ted, Bette is survived by
her son, Edward Ted Proleika
III and his wife, Carol, West
Nanticoke; her daughter, Ju-
lianne Astolfi and her husband,
Dean, Exeter; her grandchil-
dren, Olivia Astolfi, Nathan
Proleika, Gabriella Proleika and
Jonah Astolfi; her sisters, Mary
Hyzinski, Exeter and Terry Lav-
age, Margate, Fla.; numerous
nieces and nephews; her many
beloved friends.
The funeral was on Thurs-
day, Dec. 6, 2012, fromthe Wro-
blewski Funeral Home Inc.,
1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort,
followed by a Mass of Christian
Burial in St. Elizabeth Ann Set-
on Parish, 116 Hughes St.,
Swoyersville, with the Rev. Jo-
seph J. Pisaneschi, her Pastor,
officiating.
Interment with the Rite of
Committal followed in Saint
Marys Roman Catholic Ceme-
tery, Swoyersville.
For additional information or
to send the Proleika Family an
online message of condolence,
you may visit the funeral home
web-site www.wroblewskifun-
eralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made in
Bettes memory to the Susan G.
Komen Foundation, Attn: Do-
nor Services, P.O. Box 650309,
Dallas, Texas 75265-3039.
Bette A. Proleika
December 3, 2012
Bernard Patrick Gardner, 57,
of Exeter, passed away
Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012, at St.
Lukes Villa, Wilkes-Barre.
He was born in Avoca Oct.
7, 1955, and was a son of the
late Bernard P. Gardner and
Doris C. (Hunt) Gardner.
He is survived by his wife
of 33 years, Ann Marie (Pie-
rantoni) Gardner; his daughter,
Krista Marie Gardner Brown
and her husband, Benjamin
Brown, Shavertown; brother,
Eugene Gardner, Avoca; sister,
Nancy Patterson and her hus-
band, Thomas Red Patterson,
Avoca; niece and goddaughter,
Amy Mihalka and her hus-
band, Joe Mihalka; nephews,
Christopher Patterson, Michael
Patterson and his wife, Megan;
great-nieces, Sarah, Megan and
Maura; aunt, Jean Reedy, Avo-
ca; his buddy Bailey, and nu-
merous cousins.
Arrangements are made by
Kiesinger Funeral Services
Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Du-
ryea.
Online condolences may be
made to www.kiesingerfuner-
alservices.com.
Bernard Patrick Gardner
December 5, 2012
Norman Michael Kalson,
82, of Houston, Texas, passed
away on November 28, 2012.
Norm was born on May 19,
1930 to Mike and Anna Kal-
son. He grew up in Duryea
and graduated from Duryea
High School in 1947. He
joined the army and was a
member of Army Intelli-
gence.
Norm was also a Foreign
Service officer and traveled
all over the world. He earned a
Masters Degree from the Uni-
versity of Houston and taught
at Aldine High School and
North Harris County College
in Houston, Texas.
Norm was a member of All
Saints Catholic Church.
Norms great-
est passions
in life were
HAM radio,
boating,
stained glass,
gardening
and traveling to England.
Norm is survived by wife
Susan Kalson, daughter, Ma-
ria Collins, sons Michael Kal-
son and Norman Kalson,
grandson, Alex Collins,
granddaughter, Samantha
Kalson, sister, Anna Kalson
and brother, Robert Kalson.
Funeral services were at All
Saints Catholic Church in
Houston. Interment was in
Veterans Memorial Cemetery,
Houston,
Norman Michael Kalson
November 28, 2012
Stephanie Begliomini, 91,
passed away Thursday Dec. 6,
2012 at the Laurelss Nursing
Home, Wyoming.
Born in Larksville, she was
a daughter of the late Joseph
and Sophie Burkowski Sabo-
la.
Stephanie and her husband,
Gino, who passed away on
Jan. 2, 1983, had owned and
operated the well known Gi-
nos Restaurant on Tennessee
Ave., Atlantic City, N.J.
She was preceded in death,
in addition to her husband
Gino, by a brother, Stanley
Sabola, and a sister, Loretta
Cheek.
Surviving are her daugh-
ters, Lorraine and her hus-
band, Joseph Reda, Delanco,
N.J. and Jeanne and her hus-
band, Thomas Gibbons, Cin-
naminson, N.J.; seven grand-
children; and eight great-
grandchildren; also sisters,
Theresa and her husband,
Curtis Harbaugh, Edwards-
ville, Josephine Petrus, Ply-
mouth, Helen Perfetto, Larks-
ville, and Sophie Sabol, Wa-
terbury, Conn.
Funeral services were on
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, offici-
ated by her nephews, Pastors
David Pegarella and Lou Fal-
cone. Interment was in Mount
Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.
Arrangements are by the
Gubbiotti Funeral Home,
1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.
To send the family an ex-
pression of sympathy or an
online condolence, please vis-
it www.gubbiottifh.com.
Stephanie Begliomini
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Joan A. Coughlin, age 77, of
Plymouth Township, passed
away, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.
Born May 1, 1935 in King-
ston Township, she was a
daughter of the late John Ya-
senchak and Jennie Yasenchak
Long.
She was a member of All
Saints Parish of Plymouth
Township, and the Altar and
Rosary Society. She had been
a member of the former St.
Vincent de Paul Church of
Plymouth Township and the
St. Vincents Church Altar and
Rosary Society and Silver and
Gold Club.
Joan had been employed by
the Boston Store/Boscovs De-
partment Store, as a salesper-
son for many years.
Over the years, she was a
member of the Plymouth
Township Recreation Associ-
ation and Ladies Auxiliary.
She and her late husband,
Frank, were avid sports fans.
They greatly enjoyed watching
college sports, especially
Notre Dame.
Joan, not
only lost her
husband on
Aug. 26,
2006, but she
lost her best
friend, as
well. She lived for her sons,
and was a wonderful nanny to
her three grandchildren.
Surviving are her loving
sons, Frank Coughlin Jr. and
his wife, Donna, Plymouth,
Kevin Coughlin and his wife,
Ann Marie, Nanticoke and
John Coughlin and his wife,
Ruthann, Plymouth Township;
three grandchildren, Shawn
Coughlin, Dr. Kevin Coughlin,
and Amanda Bruza and her
husband, Ron; brother, James
Long, Levittown, Pa., Frank
Long, West Wyoming, and
Jerry Long, Kingston Town-
ship; sister, Dorothy Burke and
her husband, Paul, Bensalem;
several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to
thank all of Joans doctors for
their care and compassion over
the past few, difficult years.
They would also like to extend
a special thank you to the staff
at the Nanticoke Fresenius Di-
alysis Center, for their kind-
ness, love, compassion and
dedication that they bestowed
to their mother over the past
six years. Also, the family
would like to thank the Lu-
zerne County Transportation
Authority, Share-A-Ride driv-
ers.
The funeral was held Fri-
day, Dec. 7, 2012, from the S.J.
Grontkowski Funeral Home,
530 W. Main St., Plymouth,
followed by Mass of Christian
Burial in All Saints Parish,
Plymouth Townhip. Entomb-
ment was in St. Marys Mau-
soleum, Hanover Township.
In lieu of flowers, contribu-
tions may be made to All
Saints Parish, 66 Willow St.,
Plymouth Township, PA 18651,
and phone number, (570) 779-
5323, in Joans memory.
Please visit www.sjgront-
kowskifuneralhome.com for
directions or to submit online
condolences to Joans family.
Joan A. Coughlin
December 3, 2012
Eugene D. Sarf, 53, of Yates-
ville, passed away, Monday,
Dec. 3, 2012 at home.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, on
February 25, 1959, he was a
son of the late Louis and Nan-
cy Saba Sarf.
He was a graduate of Pitt-
ston Area High School, and
was employed as a truck driver.
Eugene was a member of the
United Methodist Church, Pitt-
ston, and was an avid golfer.
Gene was a loving husband,
father, brother and uncle; and
will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife of
28 years, Cindy Hunsinger
Sarf; son, Gene Sarf, at home;
sisters, Judy Chimento and her
husband, John, Yatesville, and
Betty Malecki and her hus-
band, Joseph, Laflin; brother,
Louis Sarf and his wife, Don-
na, Pittston Township; aunts,
uncles, cousins, nieces and ne-
phews.
Arrangements are by the Pe-
ter J. Adonizio Funeral Home,
251 William St., Pittston.
Interment was in Pittston
Cemetery.
Online condolences may be
made at www.peterjadonizio-
funeralhome.com.
Eugene D. Sarf
December 3, 2012
Edward J. Strucke, 96, of Du-
pont, passed away at home, Mon-
day, Dec. 3, 2012.
Born in Dupont on Oct. 24,
1916, he was a son of the late Al-
bert and Mary Strucke.
He was a graduate of Pittston
HighSchool andservedintheUS
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ing action overseas.
Prior toretirement, hehadbeen
employed as a construction
worker. Previously, he had
worked as a lumberjack and as an
insurance salesman.
He was a member of Sacred
Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont
and a life member of the AM-
VETS Post 189, the Dupont
VFW and the American Legion.
He was a former member of the
Avoca Community Choir, a for-
mer member of the Wyoming
Valley Barbershop Quartette,
former Dupont Council member
and former president of the local
Steelworkers Union. He served
as the2010GrandMarshal for the
Dupont Memorial Day Parade.
He was an avid hunter and took
pride in butchering the deer.
In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by a son,
Robert Strucke; a grandson, Phi-
lipStrucke; a granddaughter, An-
toinette Strucke; and nine sib-
lings.
Surviving is his wife of 72
years, Margaret Cocco Strucke.
He is also survived by two sons,
EdwardStruckeandhis wife, Pat,
of California; Jonathan Strucke,
RansomandSusanStrucke, West
Pittston; daughter-in-law, Carol
Strucke, Pittston Township;
grandchildren,
Robert Strucke,
Pittston Town-
ship; Kimberly
Orkwis and her
husband, Fred,
Pittston Town-
ship; Darryl Strucke, California;
and Christina Miller and her hus-
band, Todd, West Pittston; great-
grandchildren, Kyle and Darion
Miller, Noah, Avery and Brayden
Strucke, Joseph and Joshua Ork-
wis, Aaron and J.P. Strucke, Clar-
issa and Draven Strucke; brother,
Jackie Strucke, Dupont; numer-
ous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services, with full
military honors by the AMVETS
of Dupont, was Friday, Dec. 7,
2012 from the Peter J. Adonizio
Funeral Home, 251 William St.,
Pittston, with a Mass of Christian
Burial in Sacred Heart of Jesus
Church, 215 Lackawanna Ave.,
Dupont. Interment was inthepar-
ish cemetery.
Memorial donations may be
made to the AMVETS Post 189,
Dupont. Online condolences
may be made at www.peterjado-
niziofuneralhome.com.
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December 3, 2012
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Social Section
Inside
Schools ..............................2
Libraries.............................4
Faith...............................5, 6
Classified......................7-14
S E C T I O N B
S O C I A L
Announcement is made of the engagement andupcomingwed-
ding of Megan Rose Biduck to Keith Thomas Lashinski, both of
South Abington Township.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Michael and Michele Bi-
duck, of Inkerman. She is the granddaughter of Michael Zaboski
and the late Josephine Zaboski, of West Wyoming and Anthony
and Lucille Biduck, of Wyoming.
Ms. Biduck is a 2006 graduate of Pittston Area High School.
She graduated fromJohnson College in 2008 with an Associates
Degree in Veterinary Technology. She is the head surgical tech-
nician at the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Clarks
Summit.
The prospective groomis the son of Thomas and Mary Lashin-
ski, of Dickson City.
Mr. Lashinski is a 2005 graduate of Bishop O Hara High
School and a 2009 graduate of Pennsylvania State University,
where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing. He
is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Nursing and will
graduate in May 2013 as a Family Nurse Practitioner. He is cur-
rently an ICU nurse at the Regional Hospital of Scranton.
The wedding will take place June 1 at St. Barbaras Church,
Exeter with a reception to followat The Woodlands Inn &Resort,
Wilkes-Barre.
Megan Rose Biduck, Keith Thomas Lashinski
Biduck, Lashinski to wed
Diane Dileo and Larry Pellegrini, together with their families,
announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Joseph and Joanne Dileo, of
West Wyoming. She is the granddaughter of Rose Dileo and the
late Patrick C. Dileo Sr., of Exeter; and Ann Brannan and the late
Joseph Brannan, of Pittston.
The groom-to-be is the son of Larry and Mary Claire Pellegrini
of Pittston Twp. He is the grandson of Elliot Ace Pellegrini and
the late Eleanor Pellegrini, of Exeter; and Mary Ellen Moran and
the late Leo Moran, Pittston Twp.
Diane is a 2003 graduate of Wyoming Area High School. She
graduated cumlaude with a Bachelor of Arts degree fromWilkes
University in 2007 and earned a masters degree in elementary
education. She is employedas a kindergartenteacher at Wyoming
Area School District.
Larry is 2002 graduate of Seton Catholic High School and a
2008 graduate fromWilkes University. He received a Bachelor of
Arts degree inbusiness administration. He is employedas a client
services manager at Bayada Home Healthcare.
The couple will exchange vows at St. John the Evangelist
Church, Pittston on Aug. 3, 2013.
Diane Dileo, Larry Pellegrini
Dileo, Pellegrini plan nuptials
BernardandBeatrice Girman, of PittstonTownship, celebrated
their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 24.They were married by
the late Father Warady at St. Michaels Greek Catholic Church,
Pittston.
Bernard is the son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Girman.
He is retired from the Pennsylvania State Police.
Beatrice is the daughter of the late Dominick and Carmella
Ardo. She is also retired.
They are the proud parents of five children; Bernard Jr., An-
drea, Stephen, Christian and Kimberly. They have 11 grandchil-
dren, Elizabeth, Stephen Jr., Bernard III, Tatiana, Seth, Samarah,
Brianna, Brooks, Andrew, Mia and Julia.
A party was given in their honor by their children and niece,
Louanne Attardo-Hidalgo, at St. Maria Goretti, Laflin. They are
also celebrating their anniversary with a cruise in January.
Bernard and Beatrice Girman,
Girmans married 50 years
Elsie Rose Capozucca, daughter of Rosemarie Morreale and
Raymond Capozucca, was born on Sept. 28. She was baptized on
Nov. 24 at St. Joseph Marello Parish by Father Paul McDonnell.
Elsie wore her mothers gown and bonnet, which were made by
her great-great-grandmother, Elsie Mataloni. A family dinner
was held at Juniors Pasta House to celebrate the occasion. God-
parents are Charlene Krawchuk and Brian Bond. Elsie is the
granddaughter of Sandra and the late Marcy Morreale and Ray-
mond and the late Catherine Capozucca. She has a sister, Celia
Rae and a brother, Neno.
Elsie Rose Capozucca
Capozucca baby baptized
Dorothy Simko, of Harding, will celebrate her 90th birthday on
Friday, Dec. 14. She is the wife of the late Stephen Simko Sr. Mrs.
Simko is the mother of six sons and two daughters. She has 12
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Dorothy Simko
Simko notes 90th birthday
Jonathan and Joyce Renfer,
son and daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. James Renfer, of Sus-
con, recently performed in the
Dorothy Sutton Honors Recit-
al at Wilkes University Gies
Recital Hall. The recital was
sponsored by the North East
Pa. Music Teachers Associ-
ation. The children earned
this title by receiving an ex-
cellent rating in their per-
formance and by scoring a
104% and a 90% in their the-
ory test during the Local Do-
rothy Sutton Performance
Festival at Marywood Univer-
sity. They are the students of
Valerie Babiarz Grabiec,
NCTM, of Avoca.
DOROTHY SUTTON
HONORS RECI TAL
Jonathan and Joyce Renfer
Renfers perform at
Wilkes University
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S C H O O L S
District News
Act 80 Day
Friday, Dec. 14 is an Act 80
Day. District students will be dis-
missed according to the follow-
ing schedule:
High School: 12:30 p.m.
Middle School: 1 p.m.
Intermediate, Primary and
Kindergarten Center: 1:20 p.m.
Early Release
Friday, Dec. 21 is an early re-
lease day for district students.
Students will be dismissed ac-
cording to the following sched-
ule:
High School: noon
Middle School: 12:30 p.m.
Intermediate, Primary and
Kindergarten Center: 12:50 p.m.
Please note that these dates
and times are not marked on the
school calendar.
Holiday Vacation
The Pittston Area School Dis-
trict will be closed Monday, Dec.
24 through Tuesday, Jan. 1in ob-
servance of the holiday season.
Schools will resume Wednesday,
Jan. 2.
High School
Senior Interviews
Kristen Lombardo was born
on November 11, 1994 to parents
Susan and Mike Lombardo.
Kristen enjoys doing cross coun-
try and track outside of school.
Also, she likes to hang out with
her best friends Olivia Lanza and
Jordan Cumbo. After graduation
Kristen plans to attend college.
Shawn Ruda, of Avoca, was
born on October 10, 1994 and is
the son of Joe and Michaeline.
His favorite teachers are Mr.
Amitia and Mr. McGarry and he
can usually be seen with best
friends Spoagy, Ronor, and
Beez.
If Shawn could start high
school over again, he wouldwant
to pass Spanish and if given the
opportunity he would want to
teach a gym class. His favorite
food is a chicken wing hoagie
and his favorite song is In the
Sticks by Brantly Gilbert.
Shawn plays football and looks
forward to being rich when he is
an adult.
Santino Musto was born on
March 29, 1995 and lives in Pitt-
ston with his parents Anthony
and Theresa Musto. His favorite
teachers include Mr. Sean
Walsh, Mrs. Plis, Mr. Russick,
and Mrs. Miller.
Santinos favorite high school
memory was one week in 10th
grade when there was a huge
snowstormwhich resulted in on-
ly one day of school that week. If
he could start high school over,
he would try to enjoy it more.
Santinos favorite movie is The
Green Mile and his favorite song
is Going to California by Led
Zeppelin. He also loves chicken
wings. After graduation, Santino
plans on going to college and
getting a good job that he enjoys.
He also looks forward to one day
raising a family.
Joseph Chiumento, of Jen-
kins Township, is the son of John
and Marianne Chiumento and
was born on February 16, 1995.
His favorite teachers are Mr. Vic-
tor, Mr. Richards, and Mr. Row-
an. Joes favorite movie is Lad-
der 49 and his favorite song is
"Take A Little Ride" by Jason
Aldean.
Joes best friends are Matt B.,
Nick M., and Alexa T. After
graduation, he plans to work
while attendingcollege, andhe is
looking forward to becoming a
responsible adult. Joe plays
baseball and volunteers as a fire-
fighter and describes his high
school experience as interesting.
Dakota Rowan, of Pittston, is
the son of Doug and Karolynn
Rowan and was born on Septem-
ber 20, 1994. His favorite high
school teachers are Mrs. Saun-
ders and Mr. Richards. If he
could teach any class in the
world, it would be math. Hes
most looking forward to making
a lot of money as an adult, and if
he could start high school all
over again he would study more.
Matthew Hannon, of Du-
ryea, is the son of Nancy and
Charles Hannon, and was born
on November 15, 1994. His fa-
vorite teacher is Mrs. Craig. He
describes his high school experi-
ence in one word wow-and if
he had to do it all over again, he
would join more sports.
Teacher has article published
in national magazine
By Frank Ardo
Pittston Area high school
teacher Mr. Jay Rowan recently
had an article
titled I Think
published in
the national
magazine Ref-
eree Magazine.
The words I
Think are ve-
ry important to
Rowan be-
cause they are the words that no
referee or umpire wants to hear.
Rowan, with 26 years of referee-
ing football, basketball, and soft-
ball under his belt, pointed out
the biggest mistakes referees and
umpires make.
The goal of a referee is to
make fair, neutral decisions for
both teams, Rowan said. If a
call is questionable or if a referee
is unsure, the call shouldnt be
made, and thats that. One ex-
ample he made was the concept
of deciding whether a pass is
complete or incomplete. If the
ball hits the ground, it is up to the
referee to decide that and make
the right call. The referee needs
to know, not think.
Middle School
Science Club
The next Science Club meet-
ing will be held on Tuesday, De-
cember 11 from 3-4pm in room
145 with Ms. Quinn. Students
are responsible for their own
transportation home, and all
rides must be in front of the mid-
dle school no later than 4pm.
Builders Club
The next meeting for the
Builders Club will be Tuesday,
Dec. 18 from 3 to 3:30 p.m. in
room206 with Ms. Donahue and
Mrs. Martin. Students are re-
sponsible for their own transpor-
tation home. Please see Mrs.
Brady or Mrs. Noone if you are
unable to attend. The in school
spelling bee will be held on
Monday, Jan. 28.
Spelling Bee Practice
The next spelling bee practice
will be held tomorrow after
school in Mrs. Bradys room.
Students are responsible for their
own transportation home and
rides must be in front of the Mid-
dle School no later than 3:25
p.m.
Science Olympiad
There will be a meeting
Wednesday after school from
3-4 in room 145 with Mrs.
Quinn. Students are responsible
for their own transportation
home and rides must be in front
of the Middle School no later
than 4:00 p.m. Please note that
this meeting is for members for
the Science Olympiad only.
Math Club Meeting
There will be a meeting on
Tuesday, Dec. 18 from3 3:45 in
room243 with Dr. Keska. Mem-
bers should bring their problem
sets from last meeting. Students
are responsible for their own
transportation home and rides
must be in front of the Middle
School no later than 3:45 p.m.
This is the last meeting before
the In-School MATHCOUNTS
Competition in January. Please
see Dr. Keska if youare unable to
attend.
Make up Pictures
Make up pictures will be taken
Tuesday, Dec. 18. If you have any
questions, please call the main
office at 655-2927.
Christmas Band Concert
The Christmas Concert will be
held Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 7pm in
the High School Auditorium.
Christmas Chorus
There will be Christmas Cho-
rus practice on Monday and
Wednesday from 3-4 in the mu-
sic room. Students are respon-
sible for their own transportation
home and rides must be in front
of the Middle School no later
than 3:55 p.m.
The Christmas Chorus Con-
cert will be held on Wednesday,
Dec. 19 at 7pm in the High
School Auditorium.
Intermediate Center
Holiday Book Fair
The IC is pleased to announce
the dates for the December Book
Fair. The Scholastic Book Fair
will be heldDec. 12through17in
the schools lobby. For those of
you too busy with the Christmas
rush to stop on by, the IC will be
offering a first time online book
fair. Orders can be placed from
Dec. 7 19 at www.scholas-
tic.com/fair Any questions you
can contact Miss Carr at 654-
7176.
Primary Center
Accelerated Reader Pro-
gram
The following 2nd Grade stu-
dents have reached Accelerated
Reading Club levels. Student s
read an AR book and then take a
comprehension test on school
computers. 1st Grade students
will begin AR in January.
Gold Level 100 Point Club
Brianna Carrozza, Chase
Krawchuk, Caidyn OMalley
and Frankie Tetlak
Sapphire Level 75 Point
Club
Anthony Cencetti
Silver Level 50 Point Club
Gavin Caprio, Nicholas Cera-
saro, Anthony Grieco, Sean
Murphy and Katie Wywoda
Bronze Level 25 Point Club
Kayleigh Avvisato, Abigail
Backes, Kallie Booth, Zander
Bragg, Megan Carmen, Emily
Folger, Nicholas Gittens, Jacob
Granahan, Caroline Hintze,
Ryan Hintze, Abigail Hoban,
Madison Karuzie, Logan Kelly,
Megan LeClair, Nicholas Lettie-
ri, Alex Macaluso, Mykayla
Mancini, Jordan Marstell, An-
drew Mauriello, Sydney McDa-
vitt, Brady Musloski, Abigail
Nowakowski, Michael OMal-
ley, Victoria Pintha, Karl Polt,
Emma Rinaldi, Kyle Santee,
Jagger Shearer, Joshua Smargas-
si, Brayden Strucke, Tyra Win-
ters and Peter Zawierucha
Kindergarten Center
Whats happening in Room
102?
If you were to Pop in to any
of the rooms in the Ben Franklin
Kindergarten Center, you would
find great things happening all
the time! This week, you will get
a glimpse into Mrs. Falcones
Room102! Her Student Teacher,
from the University of Scranton,
Kaitlin Long, presented a won-
derful lesson about talents and
how they can positively affect
ones self-image. Miss Long be-
gan her lesson by reading the
book
The Important Book by Mar-
garet Brown. After the story, the
students shared some of their tal-
ents both to the class as well as in
small peer groups. Then they
brain- stormed some of their tal-
ents while Miss Long wrote
them on the classroom Smart
Board. Finally, the students re-
ceived a small poster board with
a short sentence, where they fil-
led in their name and their talent,
along with a space for them to
draw themselves performing
that talent. Although Miss
Longs lesson primarily focused
on Language Arts development,
she also touched on Math skills
by showing them simple ways to
draw both boys and girls by us-
ing shapes. This lesson was
packed full of educational fun!
PTA Fall Fundraiser win-
ners announced
The PTO Fall Fundraiser top
sellers are: 1st Prize, $50 Toys R
Us Gift Card, Kayla Coyne,
Room 107; 2nd Prize, $30 Toys
R Us Gift Card, Arthur Bob-
bouine, Room111; 3rdPrize, $20
Toys R Us Gift Card, David
Race, Room 103. Two Kinder-
garten students also received an
MP3 player in the random draw-
ing. They are: Jacob Stoudt,
Room106 and Thomas Johnson,
Room109.
Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast With Santa will
be held on Tuesday, December
18 in our Kindergarten Cafeteria.
The menu will be Pancakes, Syr-
up, Sausage, Juice and Milk. The
PTO will purchase breakfast for
each student.
Polar Express Movie Day
Kindergarten students will
watch The Polar Express mo-
vie in their classrooms on
Wednesday, December 19. Chil-
dren may wear pajamas or a
sweatsuit to school.
NO snack is needed as each
child will receive marshmallows
and hot chocolate.
PI TTSTON AREA NEWS
PA schedules early dismissal for Dec. 14 and 21
Rowan
Kaitlin Long using the Smart Board with the students fromMrs. Falcone's Room102
Students at the
Pittston Area Pri-
mary Center created
a veterans wall to
honor those who
have served in mili-
tary branches. Stu-
dents created a star
for family members
who are serving or
have served in the-
military. These walls
are on display on
both floors of the
Primary Center dur-
ing Parent Confer-
ence Days.
Primary students honor vets
Fromleft, are Caleb Luke,Raymond Ortiz, Caidyn O'Malley, Isabella Petrucci,
Meghan McCawley, Lillian Pesarchick, James Oswell, Jonathan Gaydos.
Fromleft, are Mr. Hindmarsh, Matthew Pantucci, Michael O'Malley, Elana Koss, Joshua Lambert,
Celeste Ordonez, Jessica Kobi, Brady Musloski and Preston Klem.
More than four million peo-
ple in over 20 countries take
part in largest global move-
ment known as Relay For Life
which raises millions of dol-
lars each year for the fight
against cancer.
Relay For Life is an orga-
nized, overnight community
fundraising walk where teams
raise money and camp out
around a track while members
of each team take turns walk-
ing the track.
There is food, activities and
lots of fun entertainment
throughout the 14-hour event.
Relay For Life provides a
family-friendly environment
that anyone in the community
can attend.
Last year, the Relay for Life
of Greater Pittston raised
$18,000 in just three short
months.
There are 24 teams along
with 27 survivors that partici-
pated in the event along with
150 luminaria that were sold in
honor, memory or support of
those that have or had cancer.
This years Relay For Life of
Greater Pittston is schedule for
May 18 and 19 at Pittston Area
High Schools Charley Trippi
Stadium from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m.
So far this year, there are 33
teams with over 250 participa-
nts signed up. Anyone interest-
ed in forming a team should
attend the next team captain
meeting on Sunday, December
16 at 7:15 p.m. at St. Josephs
Oblates, Route 315, Laflin. For
more information, visit
www.relayforlife.org/pagrea-
terpittston or contact Loriann
Fontanella at 570.562.9749 or
loriann.fontanella@cancer.org.
Pictured, first row (left to
right): Michelle Grossbauer,
Hunter Antal, Anthony Capo-
zucca (Event Chair), Sarah Ve-
lehoski (Event Co-Chair),
Amanda Karaffa (Faculty Ad-
visor). Second row, Jake Ka-
minski, Eric Sklanka, Kristen
Richards, Mackenzie Carroll,
Rachel Schaffner, Claudia
Shandra, Ashleigh Rose, Ma-
ria Tobish, Marley OBrien,
Haley Norwillow, Kaila Slack
and Harlee Fyock
Relay For Life set for May 18-19
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C O M M U N I T Y
Montgomery Avenue
Elementary
December Calendar of Events
December 115th Grade Dance
Party 5:30 7:00 p.m.
December 12ACT 80 DAY/
EARLY DISMISSAL - Noon
December 13 - Santas Story
Hour 6:00 p.m. - K-5
December 19 - Christmas
Food Drive Ends
December 21EARLY DIS-
MISSAs - Noon -- Christmas
Break Begins
January 2, 2013 School Re-
sumes
BOX TOPS
Mrs. DeMicheles Class was
the 1st Round BoxTop winners!
They brought in a
TOTAL of 60 boxtops per stu-
dent!. A reminder to keep clip-
ping boxtops!
The second half ends in Febru-
ary!
The class with the most box-
tops (% per child) will again be
treated to a pizza party!
CAMPBELL SOUP LA-
BELS
We have started collecting
Campbell Soup Labels. Please
start clipping and send them in
with your child (separate from
the box tops).
They are on all POST cereals,
Campbell soup cans and other
items.
SANTAS WORKSHOP
Our PTO would like to thank
all the parents who helped out at
the Santas Workshop this past
week.
We very much appreciate your
time in helping out our students
do their shopping.
Thank you again.
WYOMI NG AREA NEWS
Santas Story Hour scheduled Thursday evening at 6 for K-5
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Nazzareno Capozucca, son of
Raymond Capozucca and Mary
Lynn Piccotti, celebrated his
sixth birthday on Nov. 30.
Grandparents are Raymond and
the late Catherine Capozucca, of
Pittston Twp., Mary Lynn and
Doug Lemmon, of Rochester
Mills and Ralph and Diane
Weiss, of Honey Pot. Neno has
two sisters, Celia Rae, 17; and
Elsie Rose, 2 months. A family
party was held to celebrate the
occasion.
Nazzareno Capozucca
Recently, a Forensic
Competition was held
at St. Judes School in
Mountaintop. The
theme for the Holy Re-
deemer System was In-
terpretation of Prose.
Shown here are mem-
bers of the Wyoming
Area Catholic varsity
and junior varsity fo-
rensics teams.
WYOMI NG AREA CATHOL I C NEWS
Forensics teams compete at St. Judes
At right, members of
the WA Catholic junior
varsity forensics team,
fromleft, first row,
Walker Cherry, Tessa
Romani. Second row,
Allyson Lauivara, Bi-
anca Mazzarella, El-
izabeth Kravitz. Third
row, Mr. Chis Tigue,
principal at Wyoming
Area Catholic; and Mrs.
Josie Toomey, junior
varsity coach.
Members of the Wyoming Area Catholic varsity forensics teamare, fromleft, first row, John Morris, Molly Poray and Charles
Kulick. Second row, Mr. Chis Tigue, principal of Wyoming Area Catholic School; Brenna Satkowski, Marissa Moran and
James Renfer, varsity coach.
Louis Volpetti, of Pittston, presi-
dent of the Wilkes-Barre Chapter
Barbershop Harmony Society, an-
nounces the societys A Christmas
Love Concert will be presentedat 4
p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16 in St. Ni-
cholas Catholic Church, 226 S.
Washington St., Wilkes-Barre.
The concert will feature Wyoming
Valley Harmony Chorus, Sounds
About Quartet, the GAR Young
Men in Harmony, Dallas Middle
School BarbershopEnsemble, sev-
eral surprise presentations and
door prizes. Tickets are $5 each
and available from chorus mem-
bers and at the door. For more in-
formation, call 287-2476. From
left, are Assistant Chorus Director
Barbershop Harmony Society,
Phillip Brown, of Shavertown, as-
sistant chorus director; and Ray-
mond Patsko, of Wilkes-Barre,
chorus director.
Barbershop Society
sets holiday concert
While we are thinking of hot
chocolate, mittens, Christmas
carols, and elves, let us always
remember the true reason for
our celebration: the Holy Sea-
son of Advent. The word Ad-
vent comes from the Latin ad-
venio, "to come to," and refers
to the coming of Christ. This
refers, first of all, to our cele-
bration of Christs birth at
Christmas; secondly, to the
coming of Christ in our lives
through grace and the Sacra-
ment of Holy Eucharist, and fi-
nally, to His Second Coming at
the end of time. May your fam-
ily use this time to make spe-
cial memories together!
Thank you, PTO, for Toy-
land Bingo
Most sincere thanks to all
the parent and grandparent
volunteers and friends who
helped make our annual PTO
Toyland Bingo a great success.
All the children (and adults!)
had a wonderful time, and
went home with smiling faces!
We extend our thanks to all the
school families who donated
prizes and/or craft items for
this event. Be assured that your
generosity made the night ex-
tra-special! We are grateful to
all for their hard work and ded-
ication to this special event.
The prizes were great, the food
was delicious, and the decora-
tions were beautiful. All in all,
a night to remember thanks to
the efforts of our school fam-
ily!
Lifetouch Make-Up Pic-
ture Day. Tuesday, December
11.
The Lifetouch photographer
will be at Holy Rosary School
on Tuesday, December 11. If
your child was absent on Pic-
ture Day and you would like
him/her to have a school photo
for the 2012-2013 school year,
please send in your Lifetouch
envelope with your child on
December 11. Your child is ex-
cused from wearing his/her
uniform on that day.
Mass for HR Athletes
Holy Rosary Church was the
beautiful setting for the An-
nual Mass for Athletes, cele-
brated on Nov. 28 with Rever-
end Joseph Elston serving as
the Celebrant for this special
Mass. Altar servers were Tyler
Mackell, Abbie Megliola, and
Joshua Miles. Music was pro-
vided by Julie Chropowicki,
Cantor, and the Holy Rosary
School Choir. Denise Pinto of-
fered the Responsorial Psalm
with Krista Lake offering the
Athletes Prayer. Thank you to
our Coaches whosofreelygive
of their time and talents, all
athletes, and all who attended
this traditional Mass that we as
a school community hold dear.
Advent Wreath Prayer
Service
The Advent Wreath Service
will be prayed on Monday, De-
cember 10 at 8:30 a.m. All are
invited to join us as we prepare
for the coming of Our Savior
Student Council Service
Projects
Mrs. Lisa Casey, Student
Council Moderator, and the
Student Council ask for your
continued support of follow-
ing service projects, which
benefit those whose blessings
maynot be equal toours: Grea-
ter Pittston Kids Closet: We
are asking Holy Rosary fam-
ilies to look into their closets,
find items of clothing they
have outgrown, and donate
them to this worthy cause.
Clothing must be clean, gently
used, free fromrips or tears and
have no offensive language.
This year the need is particu-
larly great. Please send your
donations to school in a plastic
bag marked BOYor GIRL. Al-
so, please mark the approxi-
mate size. In addition to our
usual collection, as the winter
season begins, we know many
children are desperately in
need of winter hats, gloves,
and scarves.
Please help! Greater Pittston
Food Pantry: The Student
Council Members would like
to invite you to help feed the
hungry in our area. We will be
collecting food items that will
be donated to the Greater Pitt-
ston Food Panty located at the
Former Seton Catholic High
School. If you would like to
donate any of these items of
the month, please send them
with your child to Mrs. Casey,
Student Council Moderator, by
the 30th of each month. Any
help would be deeply appre-
ciated. Some suggested items
are: Cereal, crackers, boxes of
mashed potatoes, and stuffing,
cans of mixed fruit cocktail
and baked beans, cans of soup,
and boxes of macaroni and
cheese. Soda Tabs for Ronald
McDonald House: The Stu-
dent Council members are col-
lecting soda tabs for the Ro-
nald McDonald House in
Scranton. If you would like to
help with this project, please
send the tabs to school with
your child and give them to
Mrs. Casey, Student Council
moderator.
HOLY ROSARY NEWS
Advent Wreath service slated Monday
The Pittston Kiwanis and the
Pittston Area Middle School
Builders Club recently completed
a PENNDOT sponsored Adopt-A-
Highway clean up. Members from
both organizations worked togeth-
er to beautify a stretch of Oak
Street in Pittston Township. From
left, first row, are Builders Club
members Kaylei Evans, Milena
Adams and Emi Patel. Second row,
Kiwanians Don Sheerer and Dal-
ton Sheerer, Builders Club Advi-
sors Sarah Donahue and Katie
Martin and Kiwanian Ron Faust.
PA pupils beautify Oak St.
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L I B R A R Y N E W S
PACURARIUS HIDEAWAY
CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
$25 And Up
Plenty of 10 &
Taller Trees
Shaken, Baled and Drilled For Your Convenience
OPEN WEEKENDS
ONLY!
From 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Tree Stands Available
Directions: Route 309, south to Mountain Top.
5 miles south on Rt. 437, turn left onto Tunnel Rd.
1.4 miles, then turn right onto Pacurariu Lane and follow the signs.
S
ns.
DARLING & SONS
FARMS & GREENHOUSES
Growing Quality Is A Family Business Since 1930
Wreaths, Poinsettias, Garland
Open 9-5 Daily & 9-4 Sat & Sun Through December 23
675-2080
1/2 Mile Off Rt. 309, 38 Hildebrandt Rd., Dallas
Douglas Fir Blue Spruce Concolor
Fraser Fir Trees 3 Ft to 12 FT Boughs
Cemetery Pots & Logs Grave Blankets
Christmas Cactus Stand Straight Tree
Systems Drilled Trees & Tree Stands
Also Carrying McCutchons Canned Goods
REDS SUBS
CHOOSE AND CUT
Douglas Fir Blue Spruce
Frazer Fir Cemetery Boxes
Grave Blankets
Stand Straight Tree Stands
Free Baling
Starting at
$
15
00
Wreaths
$
10
00
927 STATE ROUTE 29
SWEET VALLEY, PA 18656
LOCATION 2.2 MILES NORTH
FROM INTERSECTION WITH RT. 118
1865 Highway 315
Pittston, PA 18640
570-654-6194
Douglas, Fraser and Concolor Fir
Drilled Trees & Pin Stands
Handmade Fresh Wreaths
Poinsettias ~ Bonsai
Gifts & More
OPEN DAILY
9AM - 9PM
Free Drilling for Stand
Straight Tree Stands
Dalton Location - Fresh Cut Trees
Lakeland Location - Choose and Cut
230 Decker Road, N. Abington Twp.
The Tradition Continues At
Fresh Cut Trees
or Cut Your Own
All Sizes & Types
Wreaths Stands
Ample Parking Holiday Music
Open Daily 8-7
Nuangola Exit 159 Off I-81
(follow signs)
570-868-6252
helenandedstreefarm.com
HELEN& EDS
TREE FARM
HELEN & EDS
WE ARE NOW DRILLING TREES
Nov. 23, 24, 25; Dec. 1, 2; Dec. 8, 9;
Dec. 15, 16; Dec. 22, 23
Sterling Tree Farm
NOW OPEN
Choose-N-Cut
$
30
00
any tree to 12
Hayrides Hot Cocoa
November 25 to December 23, 2012
9am to 4pm Daily
366 Spring Hill Rd.
Sterling, PA 18444
570-689-9310
570-242-5771
www.sterlingtreefarm.com
Tree
Tracker
ECOLOGY III
From I-80 take Lightstreet exit, follow Rt. 487 North 4 miles to Orangeville.
Continue 1 mile further on Rt. 487 turn left onto Savage Hill Rd. at School Bus Garage.
Farm is 1/2 mile up Savage Hill Road on right. 683-5275
www.ecology3.com
Christmas Trees and Wreaths
(Choose & Cut & Fresh Cut)
Open Thursday-Sunday from now til Christmas
Douglas Fir Blue Spruce
Fraser Fir Concolor Fir
Fresh Handmade Wreaths
ONLYONE LEADER.
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Fresh Cut Trees with Stand Straight System, Wreaths,
Grave Blankets, Logs, Poinsettias and Holiday Gifts
570.287.4329
www.EdwardsGardenCenter.com
525 River Street, Forty Fort, PA 18704
HOLIDAY HOURS: 11AM7PM starting 11/23/12
Open seven days a week
Your Christmas Tree
& Accessory Source
Christmas Trees, Wreaths
Cemetery Pots, Logs & Blankets
Delicious Fresh Grown Lettuce
Open 8 am to 9 pm
7 Days AWeek Until Christmas Eve
Growing Since 1950
905 West Packard Avenue, Exter 18643
237-6315 or 654-7969
Pittston Memorial Library
ThePittstonMemorial Library
at 47 Broad St. announces the
following:
New! CEO Afterschool
Meals
Free to all children up to age
18! Hot and nutritious meals at
the Pittston Library. The library
will be serving dinner Mondays
and Thursdays at 4:30 to 5:30
p.m. They will serve snacks
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fri-
days from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.. Ev-
erything is free. No registration
required, just come and enjoy a
meal after school
Story Time signups are on-
going.
Therewill be1sessionfor Tod-
dlers(18moto3yr) and2sessions
for Preschoolers (3yr to PreK)
Toddler Story Time will be on
Tuesday at 10 am
Preschool Story Time will be
on Tuesday at 1:30 pm or
Wednesday at 10 am
Family Story Time on Satur-
days at 1:30, open to all ages. No
need to sign up.Please call the li-
brary at 654-9565 or email us at-
pittstonlibrary@yahoo.comto
sign up
Are you a grandparent rais-
ing your grandchildren? The li-
brary is starting a new program
for you. Please let the library
know what concerns and issues
youarehaving. Call or stopbythe
library. There is a questionnaire
to fill out to help organize the
program. Call 570-654-9565.
Lego Club will meet De-
cember10betweenat 4p.m. New
members are welcome.
Hangout Club, our book
club for Teens in Grades 6-12,
will meet Monday, December 17
at 6 p.m. in the library. The book
for the month is "Insurgent" by
VeronicaRoth. This is thesecond
book in the Divergent series. If
you cant get enough of "The
Hunger Games", youll love this
one. Copies available for check
out at the front desk. New Mem-
bers are always welcome.
TAGwill bemakingGinger-
bread Houses on Saturday, De-
cember 15 @ 6pm! Open to all
teens! Please call or visit toregis-
ter.
Upcoming December
Events:
December 10 Lego Club at 4
PM&Christmas Movie at 6 PM
December 13 Family Story-
time &Craft Night
December 17 Hangout Club 6
PM
December 20 TAG scavenger
hunt 5 PM
West Pittston Library
The West Pittston Library an-
nounces the following:
Yoga
Beginner Yoga 1 will be Mon-
days at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.;
Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.; and
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Beginner Yoga 2 will be on
Tuesdays and Thursdays from
8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Intermediate Yoga will be on
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
All classes are held on the top
floor of the former AmericanLe-
gion Building at 316 Linden St.
by the Montgomery Ave. Ele-
mentary School. The cost is $7
drop-in and discounted punch
passes are available.?
Cake Decorating
Holiday Petit Fours will be on
Dec. 10 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The cost is $20. Learn how to
make an easy version of petit
fours-trendy bite size cakes that
will be sure to please guests just
in time for the holidays with
Beckya WiltonCake Decorating
Instructor and the Librarys new
Circulation Assistant. Class will
be held in the basement kitchen
of Immaculate Conception
Church at 605 Luzerne Ave.
Holiday Story Time for
Grown-Ups
This event will be on Friday,
Dec.14, startingat 7p.m., storyat
7:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per ticket
on or before Dec. 10 or $25 per
ticket after, or $30 at the door.
Buy tickets early. Its the event
that puts the "fun" infundraising.
Enjoy a hilarious David Sedaris
holidaystoryreadbylocal celeb-
rity Ed Ackerman and an adult
revision of the classic childrens
tale, Elf on the Shelf, by West
Pittston Librarys own Summer
Belles. Special (adult) hot cocoa,
candy cane martinis and cozy
desserts, coupled with good
friends and pre-holiday cheer
will make this soon-to-be annual
event one no one will want to
miss. Wear a hideous Holiday
Sweater (suitable for ridicule and
judgment) to enter into a compe-
tition that will earn the winner
bragging rights (and thats about
it. It is a fundraiser). A limited
number of tickets are available.?
Basic Computer Classes?
This beginner class offers stu-
dents insight into the basics of a
computer. Learn the different
parts of the computer; manage
your desktop, icons and folders;
master saving files and much
more. Session 1 will be Thurs-
days, Jan. 3 to Jan. 24 from 6:30
p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Gift Wrapping at Boscovs
will be on Dec15, from11a.m. to
4p.m. The Friends of the Library
will be wrapping gifts.
Pittston, West Pittston libraries plan holiday programming
SUNDAY DISPATCH SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012 PAGE 5B
C H U R C H E S
Bethel United Methodist
532Main St. Avoca
(570) 457-2566
Pastor Sharon Dietz
(570) 282-0104
Sunday Worship Service -
11:15 a.m. Communion first
Sunday of each month non per-
ishable food items will be col-
lected. Mondays Bible study
6 p.m. alternating each week
with Brick UMChurch, Duryea.
1st Thursday of each month
food give-away 4 to 6 p.m. for
needy of Avoca and Duryea.
Brick United Methodist
935 Foote Ave., Duryea
(570)457-4424
Pastor Sharon Dietz
(570) 282-0104
Sunday Worship Service 9:45
a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m.
during morning Worship Servic-
es for ages 3-12
Communion first Sunday of
each month non perishable
food items will be collected.
Mondays Bible study 6
p.m. alternating each week with
Bethel UMChurch, Avoca; Mir-
acle of Awareness coffee time
6 p.m. meeting 7 p.m.
Thursday New beginnings
meeting 7 p.m. Third Thursday
of each month United Metho-
dist Women 6:30 p.m.
Christian and Missionary
Alliance
317 Luzerne Avenue
West Pittston
Christmas Eve candlelight
communion service will be held
at 11 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24.
Open to the community, all are
welcome to attend. For addition-
al information call 654-2500.
The Breaking Bread Soup
Kitchen at the church - has set
hours for December.
Meals will be served from
5:00-6:30 p.m. on Mon., Dec. 3,
10, and 17
There will be no meals on De-
cember 24 or 31. Meals will re-
sume on January 7.
Christ Community Clothes
Closet will be open Mondays
from 5- 6:30 p.m.,
Tuesday and Thursdays from3
to 5 p.m., and Wednesdays from
6 to 8 p.m.
Gently used clothing can be
donated at any time by placing
the items in the clothing shed in
the church parking lot.
Both of these community ser-
vices are offered to the general
public free of charge. For addi-
tional informationor details con-
tact the church office at 654-
2500.
First Baptist Church
Rev. James H. Breese, pastor,
Water Street, Pittston
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Worship and
Praise Service/Childrens Sun-
day School, Adult/Teen Sunday
School immediately following
service. Wednesday 7:15 p.m.
Bible Study
First Congregational UCC
500 Luzerne Avenue
West Pittston
Rev. Joan Mitchell, Pastor
Sanctuary is handcapped ac-
cessible.
Sunday,11 a.m. MorningWor-
ship Service
Next Sunday, the Congrega-
tions Christmas Dinner will be
held after Morning Worship.
Sign-up sheet is on the narthex.
First Presbyterian Church
14 Broad Street Pittston
Sunday Worship 9:15 a.m.
with Rev. William N. Lukesh.
Dec 3 7 p.m. Boy Scouts; 7
p.m. Charge Conference at For-
ty-Fort UMC
Dec 5 10 a.m. Mommy and
Me, 6 p.m. Daisy Scouts, 7 p.m.
Choir
Dec. 6 7 p.m. Weight Watch-
ers
Dec 7 Pizza Sale
Dec. 9 10 a.m. Worship
Sunday School.
United Methodist Church
Corner of Broad & Church
Sts. Pittston
Rev. Susan Hardman-Zimmer-
man
Sunday Worship Service 9:30
a.m.
Childrens Sunday School:
9:30 a.m.
Holy Communion: 1st Sunday
each month
Choir Rehearsal: Thursdays
at 7 p.m. unlesstold otherwise
United Methodist Women:
2ndMonday unless told other-
wise
Websitewww.umcpittston.org
Phone 655-4340 leave mess-
age
Pittston United Methodist
Womenwill have their Christmas
luncheon on Monday, December
10 - 12:30 p.m. at Agolinos in
West Pittston.
The Childrens Christmas Pro-
gramwill be on Sunday, Decem-
ber 16th.
Christmas Eve Service will be
at First Methodist ChurchOld
Forgeat 8 p.m.
First United
Presbyterian Church
West Pittston
Rev. James Thyren 654-8121
The Sessionof the First United
Presbyterian Church of West
Pittston announces the following
schedule for the week of Decem-
ber 9, 2012:
Sunday, December 9: 10:00
a.m., Sunday School
11:00 a.m., Worship at St. Ce-
cilias;
12:05 p.m., Choir Rehearsal
Wednesday, December 12:
7:00 p.m., Deacons.
Thursday, December 13: 7:30
p.m., Session.
Services are being held at St.
Cecilias Roman Catholic
Church on 1700 Wyoming Ave,
Exeter.
First United Methodist
Church
West Pittston
Dec. 10 7 p.m. Boy Scouts
7 p.m. Admin. Council
Dec. 11 7 p.m. UMW
Dec. 12 10 a.m. Mommy and
Me, 6 p.m. Daisy Scouts, 7 p.m.
Choir
Dec. 13 6:30 p.m. Class 18, 7
p.m. Weight Watchers
Dec. 14 Pizza Sale
Dec. 16 10 a.m. Worship,
Sunday School
Full Gospel Chapel
Avoca
Adult Sunday School, 9:30;
Sunday morning worship at
10:30 a.m.
Glendale Gospel Church
105 Church Drive
Glendale/Pittston Township.
Sunday Service 10:45 a.m.
Harding Church
of Christ
RR 1 Box 187A, Falls
Sunday services: 10 a.m. Sun-
day School and 11 a.m. Church
Service. Call 388-6534
Holy Mother of Sorrows PNCC
212 Wyoming Avenue, Dupont
Rev. Zbigniew Dawid, Pastor
Sunday Mass
8:00 a.m. Traditional Mass
9:15 a.m. Practice for the
Christmas Play and Coffee Hour
10:30 a.m. Traditional High
Mass
Childrens confession for
Christmas will be on Saturday,
Dec. 15, at 10:00 a.m.
Penitential Service for Adults,
will be on Friday, Dec.21, 2012,
at 7:00 p.m.
Christmas Party and Play for
all the Children and Youth of the
Parish and their friends will be
held on Saturday, Dec. 22, at
4:00 p.m.
The Church will be decorated
for Christmas on Sunday Dec.
23, following the 10:30 Mass.
Independent Bible Church
328 Main Street, Duryea, PA
18642.
(570) 451-0346 Home/Office.
JLaCava@TheBibleChurch.org
Inkerman Presbyterian
Main St., Inkerman
Services: Sundays, 9 a.m.
Langcliffe Presbyterian
1001 Main St Avoca
Sunday Morning worship
11:15 am with Rev Joyce Warner
The Langcliffe Church is
handicap accessible. Nursery is
provided for children.
Friday Dec. 14 at 7:00 p.m. the
Crystal Band will present the an-
nual holiday concert.
The concert is free to the pub-
lic.
Attendees are asked to bring a
non perishable food item to be
distributed toa local food pantry.
Ladies night out will be held
on Wednesday Dec. 12 at 7:00
p.m. in the Church social hall.
On Sunday, Dec. 23 at 4 p.m.
Christmas Vesper Service fol-
lowed by a pot luck dinner in the
social hall.
Moosic Alliance Church
608 Rocky Glen Road, Moosic
Pastor: Doug Jensen 457-
6020
maccma2@verizon.net
Sunday morning Sunday
School for all ages at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday morning Worship at
10:45 a.m.
Prayer meeting, Wednesdays
at 7 p.m.
Celebrate Recovery Ministry,
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Nativity Of Our Lord
Stephenson St., Duryea
Mass Schedule
Saturday: 4 p.m. Holy Rosary
Church; 5:30 p.m. Sacred Heart
of Jesus Church
Sunday: 8 a.m. Holy Rosary
Church; 9:30 a.m. Holy Rosary
Church; 11 a.m. Sacred Heart of
Jesus Church
Oblates of St. Joseph
Highway 315, Laflin
Masses are held daily in the
seminary chapel at 7 a.m. (Mon-
day Friday) and on Saturday
mornings at 8 a.m. There are no
weekend Masses.
Confessions are heard daily
from 9 a.m. noon and from
3:00 6:00 p.m.
Office hours are Monday
Friday: 9:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m.,
evenings and weekends by ap-
pointment. Office phone num-
ber is 654-7542.
Every Wednesday evening
Mass is celebrated at 7 p.m. in
conjunction with the Novena to
St. Joseph &St. Joseph Marello.
Novena prayers and the blessing
of the first-class relic of St. Jo-
seph Marello, Founder of the
Oblates of Saint Joseph Congre-
gation, immediately follow the
Mass.
Advent Retreat, hosted by the
Josephite-Marellian Laity of the
PAOblate province, is scheduled
for this afternoon from 2-5 p.m.
The Capuchin Sisters of Naza-
reth will lead the Advent medita-
tion, followed by Eucharistic ad-
oration, confessions, private
prayer and concluding with the
celebrationof HolyMass byRev.
Paul A. McDonnell, OSJ, semi-
nary rector.
A light reception will con-
clude the afternoon of prayer.
The public is invitedtoparticipa-
te.
Oblate Fathers will be hold-
ing their monthly retreat this
Thursday, Dec. 13, at the semi-
nary, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
The annual Christmas party
for the Josephite-Marellian Lai-
tyAssociationis set for this com-
ing Friday, Dec. 14, beginning at
6:30pmat Buca del VinoRestau-
rant, Highway 315, Jenkins Twp.
St Joseph Marello
William St., Pittston
. All HighSchool Students and
Students who have received the
Sacrament of Confirmation are
invited to attend a special pro-
gramon Sunday, Dec. 9 and16 in
preparation of the Christmas cel-
ebration. The program will be
from 5 to 6 p.m.
A marvelous way to pay trib-
ute to a member of your family,
living or deceased, is to make a
donation for the Advent &
Christmas poinsettias on the Al-
tar.
Advent Penitential Service on
Wednesday, Dec. 19: from 4:30
to6p.m. for all children. Confes-
sions will be heard.
Christmas Eve Masses: 4:30
p.m. Nativity Narration by chil-
dren - Mass. 6 p.m.
Christmas Mass
11:30 p.m. Christmas Carols -
Midnight Mass.
Christmas Day Masses: 8 -
9:30 &11:15 a.m.
Any Home Bound Parishioner
who would like to receive the
Sacraments for Christmas, call
the Rectory at 654-6902 and a
priest will visit them.
Sunday, December 23, all chil-
dren from Public and Catholic
Schools are invited to participate
in the 11:15 a.m. Mass. After
Mass children & parents are in-
vited to a Christmas Breakfast in
the Parish Center. Santa will vis-
it.
Anyone interested in renting
our Parish Banquet Hall or
Meeting Room should call
Christine Silinskie, Hall Manag-
er at 704-8861 for details and/or
a tour of the facility.
Corpus Christi Parish
Immaculate Conception and
Holy Redeemer churches
Luzerne Ave., West Pittston
Christmas Wreath Sale
The cost is $10 for a fresh
wreath with a red bow. To order a
wreath, see any member of the
Youth Group or call the rectory
654-2753 or Juel Ann Klepadlo
at 430-1470. You may pick out
your own wreath at Ciampis
Greenhouse on Tunkhannock
Avenue, West Pittston by taking
your prepaid ticket.
Corpus Christi Parishwill host
Brunch with Santa & Friends
(Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph and
Frosty) on Sunday, Dec. 9 at
noon in Immaculate Conception
Church Hall, 605 Luzerne Ave-
nue, West Pittston. Enjoy a hot
buffet while meeting the charac-
ters. There will be Christmas
caroling, treats andgames for the
kids. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for
children (3years and under are
free). To make reservations call
the rectory at 654-2753
Youth Choir
The children will be singing at
the 4 p.m. Mass at Immaculate
Conception Church on Christ-
mas Eve.
The Youth choir meets for
practice on Sundays at 5 p.m.
Our Lady of the Eucharist
535 N Main Street, Pittston
www.eucharist-pittston.org
Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Daily Mass: 8 a.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
(Confessions)
Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to
3:45 p.m. and by appointment
The Parish Giving Tree has
been placed in the sanctuary. On
it are tags for members of 15
families from St. Joseph-by-the-
Sea High School,Staten Island.
The tag contains a family num-
ber and the age/sex of the indi-
vidual.
Due to the fact that most of
these families have lost their
homes, the best gift may be a gift
card. All gifts should be returned
to the tree no later than next
weekend, December 15/16.
Our Lady of the Eucharist Par-
ish invites you for a reflection on
Mary, Mother of God and Moth-
er of Us All, Tuesday, Dec. 11, at
7 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
Members of the Adult and
Childrens Choirs will be going
Christmas caroling at the An-
thracite Apartments, Main
Street, Pitttston,on Saturday,
Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. If you are in-
terested in participating, please
call Michael Sowa at 655-1419
no later thanWednesday, Dec. 19.
In preparation for Christmas,
there will be two Deanery Pen-
ance Services.
Priests from the deanery will
be available on Monday, Dec. 17
at 7 p.m. at St. John the Evange-
list Church and on Tuesday, Dec.
18, at 7 p.m. at St. Cecilias
Church. In addition, Father Mal-
oney will be available on
Wednesday, Dec. 20 from 7 to
7:45 p.m. at Our Lady of the Eu-
charist Church.
Father Maloney will also cele-
brate the Sacrament of Reconcil-
iation with the children in CCD
grades 3and4this Sundayandin
grades 5 and 6 next Sunday dur-
ing their regularly scheduled
class time.
The Confirmation students
will celebrate the Sacrament on
Sunday, Dec. 16 during their reg-
ularly scheduled class time.
Christmas Mass Schedule
Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, Mass
will be celebrated at 4 p.m. and
10 p.m. The Childrens Choir
will performa musical prelude at
3:45 p.m.
The Adult Choir will perform
a musical prelude at 9:45 p.m.
On Christmas Day, Dec. 25,
Masses will be celebratedat 8:30
a.m. and 11 a.m.
Liturgy for the Solemnity of
Mary - New Years Eve/Day
Mass will be celebrated on
Monday, Dec. 31, at 4 p.m. and
on Tuesday, Jan. 1, at 8:30 a.m.
and 11 a.m.
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Lackawanna Ave., Dupont
This weeks mass schedule:
Monday through Friday at 7
a.m., Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sun-
day at 8:30 a.m., and 10:30 a.m.
Christmas Wafers (Oplatki)
will be blessed next weekend at
the 4 p.m. mass and will be avail-
able in the church hall following
all weekend masses.
Womens Society Christmas
Wafer Dinner, catered by Coop-
ers of Scranton, will be on Jan.
13, at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart
Church Hall.
The cost is $10. Reservation
deadline is Dec. 28.
Payment can be deposited in
the collection basket (please la-
bel envelopes Womens So-
ciety Dinner).
St. Barbara Parish
28 Memorial Avenue, Exeter
Office Hours: Monday Fri-
day 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
Evenings, by appointment.
Phone: 654-2103
Christmas Wafers Beginning
this weekend the Christmas Wa-
fers will be available for pur-
chase after all Masses.
Or you may purchase them at
the rectory between the hours of
9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Childrens/Youth Choir: All
students interested in singing;
practice will be held on Sunday,
Dec. 9 after the 10:30 a.m. Mass
until noon.
The December Wedding An-
niversary Mass will be held on
Monday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.
All couples celebrating their
wedding anniversary in the
month of December are invited
to come and receive a special
blessing.
The 10:30 Mass on Christmas
morning will be a childrens
Mass. We will be recruiting stu-
dents to serve as lectors, ushers,
and gift bearers for that Mass.
EVENTS FOR DECEMBER
Dec. 11: Christian Womens
Meeting & Christmas Party
12: 6:30 p.m. - Pastoral Coun-
cil Meeting
17: 7 p.m. - Monthly Wedding
Anniversary Mass
18: 7 p.m. - Parish communal
Penance Service
Monday, Dec. 24: 4 p.m. -
Christmas Vigil Mass (St. An-
thonys)
6 p.m.. - Christmas Vigil Mass
(St. Cecilias)
10 p.m- Christmas Vigil Mass
(St. Anthonys)
Tuesday, Dec. 25: 8 a.m.-
Christmas Mass (St. Anthonys)
9 a.m. - Christmas Mass (St.
Cecilias)
10:30 a.m. - Christmas Mass
(St. Anthonys)
St. John the Evangelist
Parish Community
35 William Street
Phone: 654-0053
Pittston.
Altar and Rosary Christmas
Party Sunday Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.
Seton Catholic Auditorium.
The Holy Name Society will
be held on Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. in
Seton Catholic Auditorium Set
up for Childrens Christmas Par-
ty on Dec. 16.
Childrens Christmas Party
sponsored by Holy Name Socie-
ty, Sunday, Dec. 16 11 a.m. at
Seton Catholic Auditorium.
Bring canned item to benefit the
Greater Pittston Food Pantry.
Tickets are available at the Par-
ish Center for Feb. 2013 lottery
tickets. Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and in the vesti-
bule of the church.
Lottery tickets are $10 each.
Proceeds benefit the Holy Name
Society projects.
Return in before Jan 31 in or-
der to register all tickets.
The Free Health Clinic is open
at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday in
the former Seton Catholic High
School, first come first serve.
Greater Pittston Kids Closet
celebrating its third anniversary
provides new and gently used
MATTERS OF FAITH
Choirs combine forces at St. Monicas
Thanksgiving Day was also the Feast Day of St. Cecilia, the Patroness of Musicians and Church
Choirs. The combined groups, of St. Monica's church, including the senior choir, junior choir, can-
tors and orchestra, assembled to grace the church with music. Director of Music Ministry is Nina-
rose Lewko. Fromleft, first row, are are Justin Randazzo, Bruce Rowlands, and Mathew Tarnalicki.
Second row, Kristi Skok, Ashley Vikara, Alyssa Vikara, Karly Milazzo, Elizabeth Sheeder, Emma
Broda, Ariel Vikara, Sydney Kruszka and George Sharkey. Third row, Miranda Smith, Father Leo
McKernan, Pastor, Sara Tomsak, Maryssa Lewko, Karen Milazzo, Nick Granteed, David Granteed,
Tony Dominic, Barbara Begliomini, Patty Quinn, Carol Skalski, Morgan Coolbaugh, Ninarose Lew-
ko. Fourth row, Howard Kelley, Dr. Michael Luizzi, Dan Skok, Mary Randazzo, George Sharkey,
Doug Jones, Lucyann Skvarla, Merryann Luizzi, Cathy Humphrey, Wanda Smith, Maryann Roma-
nowski, Debbie Koss and Jackie Stash.
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clothing. Hours are Wednesday
from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 5 to 7
p.m.
St Johns Lutheran
7 Wood St., Pittston
570-655-2505, stjohnspitt-
ston@verizon.com
Pastor John Castellani
Organist, Marcia Colleran
Reader, Amy Saunders
Acolyte, Sara Cielsa
Greeter, Sharleen Palimia
Ushers, John and Justin Peter-
son
Happy Birthday to Lucille
Chapman who celebrated her
90th birthday this past week.
First Quarter Portals of
Prayers are available in the rear
of the Church.
Poinsettias may be purchased
for $5 per plant.
It will be placed in the Church
for Christmas Eve Service to
help beautify the worship area in
celebration of Jesus birth.
These poinsettia may be taken
home after the Service. Leave a
message for Sara if your interest-
ed
Bulletin and Votive candle
openings January 27. Please
leave a message for Doris if in-
terested.
Planning Committee meeting
@ 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 16.
Week Day School starts @
5:30 p.m. Dec. 20. Come to the
basement @ 7:15 p.m. on Dec. 6
for a short Christmas Program
meeting.
Church Council meets @6:30
p.m. Monday Dec. 10.
Adult Bible Study is on for
December 11 @ 6:30 p.m.
Acolyte Schedule for Decem-
ber... 16 Emily Goyne... 23
Brooke Cherney...24 Richard
Drummond...30 Justin Peterson.
Mid week week advent servic-
es will be held Dec. 12 and Dec.
19 @ 7 p.m. Soup salad, sand-
wiches and dessert before the
Wednesday Services from 6 to
6:45 p.m.
Weekday School Program/
Play will be on Dec. 23 in place
of regular worship service.
Christmas Eve Service will be
at 9 p.m.
St. Johns P.M. Church
316 Main St., Avoca
Pastor Rich Rock
570-457-8281
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.
Holy Communion the first
Sunday of every month
Bible Study every Wednesday
6-7:30 p.m.
St. Maria Goretti
Laflin Road, Laflin, PA. 18702
Pastor: Monsignor Neil Van
Loon
42redwood@comcast.net
www.stmariagoretti-laflin.org
Dec. 9 - Collection for Retired
Religious
12 - Christmas Confessions,
St. Maria Goretti Church, 7 p.m.
16 - Christmas Concert, 3
p.m., Parish Center
24 - Christmas Vigil Masses, 4
p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
25 - Christmas Masses, Mid-
night &10 a.m.
31 - New Years Eve Mass,
4:30 p.m.
JANUARY1- NewYears Day
Mass - 10 a.m.
Practice for Christmas Nativ-
ity Play:
December 13, and 21 at 7 p.m.
Dec 16 Childrens Liturgy 11
a.m. Mass
If you have any questions,
please contact Michelle Pinto at
905-5713.
The Choir Concert, under the
direction of Jennifer Johnson,
will take place in the Church,
Dec. 16 at 3 p.m.
St. Marys Polish National
Catholic Church
200 Stephenson St. Duryea
Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock,
Pastor Phone: 457-2291
Email: padre@saintma-
ryspncc.org
Website: saintmaryspncc.org
Holy Mass: Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Weekdays: 8 a.m.
Holy Days: 8 a.m. & 7 p.m.
St. Monicas Church
363 West 8th Street, West
Wyoming, PA 18644
Office Hours - 9:00 a.m. to
4:30 p.m., Mon. Fri.
Phone: 570-693-1991
Email: olos363@verizon.net
www.stmonicanepa.com.
Father Leo McKernan, Pastor
Mr. William Jenkins, Deacon
Mass Schedule:
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m.@
OLOS
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. @ STJ
11:00 a.m.@ OLOS
New Daily Mass Schedule:
Daily Mass at OLOS Tues,
Wed., Fri. 7:00 a.m.) Mon. &
Thurs. 7:00 p.m.
Adoration of the Blessed Sac-
rament Friday after morning
Mass until 11 a.m.
First Friday Adoration after
7 p.m. Mass until Midnight.
Next First Friday is Jan. 4.
ParishPastoral Council: Meet-
ing on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m.
in the CCD Center.
Advent Penance Service:
A combined Advent Penance
Service sponsored by St. Barba-
ras in Exeter and St. Monicas
Parishes will be held on Tuesday,
Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. at St. Barbaras
(St. Anthonys site.)
Several Priests will be availa-
ble for Confession.
Mens Retreat: At Mount Sav-
ior Monastery on the weekend of
Feb. 1-3. Information is available
from Fr. McKernan at 693-1991.
High School Theology: will
be held on the1st and 3rd Sunday
of each month in the Rectory
from 9:45 to 10:45.
All High School Students are
invited. The classes are interest-
ing and informal giving students
important facts for growingupin
the Faith.
Parents should encourage
young people in High School to
attend. Call Father McKernan
for information.
R.C.I.A.- Rite of Christian Ini-
tiation of Adults & Growing in
the Faith through Christian For-
mation- the Parish of St. Moni-
cas invites you to look into the
Catholic Faith; learn more about
your faith if you are a Catholic;
inquiry into the life of Christ and
His Church; enter more into Sa-
cred Scripture.
People of all Faith back-
grounds are welcome.
Has your Christian education
stopped in your teen-age years?
Join the group on Wednesday
nights at 7 p.m. at OLOS Recto-
ry (Back Porch informal & re-
laxed atmosphere.)
For more information call the
Parish Office at 693-1991 and
speak to Father McKernan.
St. Peters Evangelical
Lutheran Church
100 Rock Street, Hughestown
Stpeters_elc@yahoo.com
654-1009
Sunday School 9 a.m.
Worship Service 10 a.m.
Confirmation Classes 9 a.m.
Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Ser-
vices 4 and 11 p.m.
Nut & Poppy Seed Rolls $8
ea., taking orders up to Dec. 12
andd pick-up date Dec. 29 from
noon to 4 p.m.
Call Pam at 655-0043 or 313-
2829
Queen of the Apostles Parish
715 Hawthorne St.
(570) 457-3412
stmarysavoca@verizon.net
www.stmaryavoca.4lpi.com
Queen of the Apostles Parish
has exposition of the Blessed
Sacrament and holy hour prayers
every Tuesday at St. Marys
Church, 715 Hawthorne St., fol-
lowing the 8 a.m. Mass.
Throughout the Year of Faith, the
chaplet of Divine Mercy will al-
so be prayed.
At 7:30 p.m. the rosary is
prayed before benediction and
reposing of the Blessed Sacra-
ment.
Anyone who can spend one
hour weekly at adoration on a
regular basis is asked to call Ann
Jake at 457-3521or the parish of-
fice.
The pastoral council will have
its Christmas party at 6:30 p.m.
on Monday, Dec. 10 in the recto-
ry.
The womens guild will meet
at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11 in
St. Marys School auditorium.
Daily Masses: 8 a.m.
(Wednesday at 7 p.m.)
Eucharistic Adoration: Tues-
days from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Miraculous Medal Novena:
Wednesday following the 7 p.m.
Mass
Weekends Masses: Saturday
at 4 p.m.; Sunday at 8, 9:30 and
11 a.m.
Confession: Saturdays 3-3:45
p.m.; anytime upon request by
calling 457-3412.
Prayer Chain: 457-5867
Second Presbyterian
143 Parsonage St., Pittston
654-1411
The Session of the Second
Presbyterian Church announces
the following schedule for the
week of December 9:
Sunday, December 9: 9:30
a.m. Sunday School
11:00 AM Worship
Monday, December 10: 6:30
p.m. - Session
Tuesday, December 11: 7 p.m.
AA Meeting
Wednesday, Dec. 12: 6:30 p.m.
Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, December 13: Noon
Sisterhood of Divine Diners at
Fox Hill Country Club
Trinity Episcopal Church
Spring Street and Montgom-
ery Avenue, West Pittston
Sunday Holy Eucharist: 11
a.m. every Sunday.
Food Pantry: December items
needed are canned and boxed
soups and crackers. Gerritys gift
cards, cash donations and other
non-perishable foods also ac-
cepted.
Prayernetwork. Open To Pub-
lic. Daily prayer for those with
needs requesting prayerful sup-
port.
Start Prayernetwork at parish
office 654-3261.
Youth Program: 10:45 a.m. ev-
ery Sunday. Weekday special
events andservice projects as an-
nounced.
Faith Forum for Adults: En-
richment for adults seeking spir-
itual renewal and opportunities
for ministry and volunteerism.
Parish Life Events Team: Bi-
monthly first Sundays.
Parish Council: Every second
Sunday.
Women of Trinity: Every third
Sunday. WOT Ministry Invita-
tion.
The Women of Trinity have
undertaken a ministry to help
support Good Shepherd Episco-
pal Church of Scranton in their
outreach to the homeless of the
region.
Each month after enjoying a
home cooked meal at Good
Shepherd all who have needs
may shop for necessities like
clothing, shoes, and toiletries in
a store-like setting in the
churchs refurbished basement
of donated items.
The Woman of Trinity has
supported this ministry by deliv-
ering donations of clothing, new
undergarments and socks and
toiletries to the Scranton church.
WOT will continue to collect
trial size and hotel toiletries and
invites the parish community to
join with themin helping the less
fortunate. Donations of trial size
and sample size toiletries are
welcome.
Party and Banquet Space.
Newly renovated banquet room
and kitchen. All Day Rental
$100. Reservations at 654-3261.
Music Together Classes: Fun
and music for infants and chil-
dren through age five accompa-
nied by a parent or caregiver.
FREE Music Together Demon-
stration and Sing A Long with
Santa, Saturday December 8, 10
a.m. at the church.
Reservations for demo/sing a
long required. Call 654-3261.
Winter semester of Music To-
gether begins January 8.
For registration information
call 654-3261.
Visit www.musictogether.com
for information on Music To-
gether. .
United Methodist Church
Corner of Broad & Church
Sts.Pittston
Rev. Susan Hardman-Zimmer-
man
Sunday Worship Service 9:30
a.m.; Childrens Sunday School:
9:30 a.m.; Holy Communion: 1st
Sunday each month; Choir Re-
hearsal: Thursdays at 7 p.m. un-
less told otherwise; United
Methodist Women: 2nd Monday
unless told otherwise
Websitewww.umcpittsto-
n.org. Phone 655-4340 leave
message
The Womens Christmas lun-
cheon is Monday, Dec. 10 - 12:30
p.m. at Agolinos in West Pitt-
ston.
The Childrens Christmas Pro-
gram is Sunday, Dec. 16.
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by the Lower Lackawanna Valley Sanitary
Authority, P.O. 2067, 398 Coxton Road,
Duryea, PA. 18642-2067 until 1:00 P.M.
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accomplish the Project ( Elevated
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(LLVSA), Treatment Facility.
The work includes, but is not limited to, the
construction of an elevated aluminum plat-
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by steel columns, for relocation of an
existing switch gear and for the installation
of a 1,250 kW emergency generator, the
replacement and installation of a new
electrical service wire, new electrical
wiring from elevated switchgear/genera-
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ground fuel tank to a new generator, the
cleaning and testing of an existing under-
ground fuel tank. The Contractor is
responsible for providing temporary elec-
trical power to all areas of the LLVSA
Treatment Complex, the installation of
manholes, railings, stairways, concrete
sidewalks, asphalt paving, lawn/grass
restoration, lighting, plumbing, dewater-
ing, demolition, mobilization and all work
directly or indirectly required to complete
the Scope of Work and to fully maintain
operations.
There will be two (2) Prime Contracts (
General Items/1 thru 5 & Electrical Item/E1
thru E7)
The Contract project construction period
is One hundred and Eighty Five (185) con-
secutive calendar days.
SEALED PROPOSALS will be opened and
publicly read aloud at the Duryea Borough
Building , 315 Main Street, Duryea PA. at
1:15 P.M. on January 22, 2013. A Pre-Bid
Conference will be held at 9:00 A.M. on
January 7, 2013 in the Lower Lackawanna
Treatment Facility located at 398 Coxton
Road, Duryea, PA. All Bidders are encour-
aged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference.
Contract Documents, including Plans and
Specifications may be examined or
obtained at the office of PennEastern
Engineers LLC., 165 North Wilkes-Barre
Boulevard, Wilkes-Barre, PA. 18702 (570-
823-4712) during normal business hours,
Monday through Friday, by depositing a
check in the amount of $100.00 per set,
made payable to PennEastern Engineeers
LLC. The deposit is not refundable.
Addenda, If any will be issued to all bidders
whom have their name, address and con-
tact information on file with the Engineer,
during the normal bidding period, in com-
pliance with the Contract Documents.
Proposal must be submitted on the Forms
provided in the Contract Documents, must
be signed and sealed by the Bidder. Pro-
posal are irrevocable for a period of 120
days and must be accompanied by a Bid
Bond with corporate surety in the amount
of not less than ten (10) percent of the sum
of the total bid, and payable to the Lower
Lackawanna Valley Sanitary Authority, it
shall also be irrevocable for a period of
one hundred twenty (120) days from the
date of the bid opening. At the option of
the Bidder, the Bid Bond may be a certified
check, bank draft, U.S. government Bond
(at par value) or a Bid Bond on the form
provided in the contract documents.
The project is funded by Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency and is subject
to all requirements of this agency.
Executive Order 11246 of September 24,
1964 and 11275 including all certifications
This project is subject to the provisions of
the Steel Products Procurement Act of
March 3, 1978. This project is subject to
the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act.
The Lower Lackawanna Valley Sanitary
Authority reserves the right to reject any
or all bids or to waive any informalities in
the bidding.
The Lower Lackawanna Valley Sanitary
Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employ-
er.
Thomas A. McDermott
Executive Director
Lower Lackawanna Valley Sanitary
Authority
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City
Council of the City of Pittston at a regular
Council Meeting held on Wednesday,
November 21, 2012, passed the first read-
ing of the proposed 2013 Annual Budget.
As per Third Class City Code require-
ments, the proposed 2013 Annual Budget
is available for public inspection at the City
Clerks Office in City Hall. City Council of
the City of Pittston will convene a regular
City Council meeting on Wednesday,
December 19, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. prevailing
time in Council Chambers, City Hall, 35
Broad Street, Pittston, Pennsylvania, in
order for the Director of Accounts &
Finances to present the 2013 Budget to
City Council of the City of Pittston for final
adoption, and the following Ordinances {of
which here are only summaries}will be
presented for their second and final read-
ing: File of Council No. 13 (2012) Pro-
viding for the Payment of Debts and
Expenses for the Fiscal Year 2013, File of
Council No. 14 (2012) Fixing General
and Special taxes for the Fiscal Year
2013, No. 15 (2012) Re-enacting a One
and One-half Per Cent (1.5%) Earned
Income Tax, File of Council No.16
(2012) Re-enacting a Fifty Two Dollar
($52.00) Per Year Local Services Tax File
of Council No. 17 (2012) Providing for
the establishment of Refuse fees for Out-
side Communities, File of Council No.
18 (2012) Establishing a City Home-
stead Exemption, and File of Council
No. 19 (2012) Re-enacting a One Per
Cent (1%) Tax on the Transfer of Real
Estate for fiscal year 2013. The Ordi-
nances referenced herein were passed on
first reading by the City Council of the City
of Pittston at a regular City Council Meet-
ing held on Wednesday, November 21,
2012.
Any person with a disability requiring spe-
cial accommodation either to inspect the
2013 Proposed Annual Budget or to
attend the December 19, 2012, City Coun-
cil meeting should notify the City Clerk at
570-654-0513, during regular office hours
Monday through Friday from 9:00AM. To
4:00PM.except for Holidays.
City of Pittston
Joseph Moskovitz, City Clerk
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LEGAL NOTICE
The Lower Lack-
awanna Valley
Sanitary Authority,
(LLVSA), Board of
Directors has
scheduled the fol-
lowing public meet-
ings during the year
2013. All scheduled
meetings will be
held at 5:00PM in
the Avoca Borough
Building, located at
752 Main Street
Avoca Borough,
Pennsylvania 18641.
Monday
January 28, 2013
Monday
February 25, 2012
Monday
March 25, 2013
Monday
April 22, 2013
Monday
May 20, 2013
Monday
June 17, 2013
Monday
September 23, 2013
Monday
October 21, 2013
Monday
November 25, 2013
The LLVSA Board
of Directors
reserves the right
to conduct an exec-
utive session no
more than thirty
(30) minutes prior
to each meeting
and/or immediately
following the sched-
uled meeting. The
LLVSA will not con-
duct a monthly
meeting during the
months of July,
August, and
December. The
general public is
invited to review,
inspect and submit
comments during
the third (3rd) week
of said months on
the prior months
activities. Said
activities include
correspondence,
financial reports
and invoices to be
paid. The LLVSA
reserves the right
to alter and/or
change the meeting
schedule as events
may warrant.
THOMAS A.
MCDERMOTT
EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR
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NOTICE is hereby
given that Letters
Testamentary have
been granted in the
Estate of:
JOHN I. KASA,
a/k/a JOHN
KASA, late of the
Borough of Dupont,
who died November
18, 2012.
All persons indebt-
ed to said Estate
are requested to
make payment and
those having claims
to present the
same, without
delay, to the
Executrix,
THERESA
PALENSKI and her
Attorneys.
SAPORITO,
SAPORITO &
FALCONE
490 NORTH
MAIN STREET
PITTSTON, PA
18640
135 Legals/
Public Notices
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN THAT THE
PUBLIC WORK SES-
SIONS AND REGU-
LAR MONTHLY
MEETINGS OF THE
BOARD OF DIREC-
TORS OF THE
PITTSTON AREA
SCHOOL DISTRICT
WILL BE HELD ON
THE THIRD TUES-
DAY OF EVERY
MONTH IN THE
PITTSTON AREA
SENIOR HIGH
SCHOOL, 5 STOUT
STREET,
YATESVILLE,
PITTSTON, PA.
18640 AT THE FOL-
LOWING TIMES:
PUBLIC WORK SES-
SION 7:00 P.M.
REGULAR MEETING
IMMEDIATELY
FOLLOWING
WORK SESSION
DATES OF PUBLIC
WORK SESSIONS &
MEETINGS:
JANUARY 15, 2013
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
MARCH 19, 2013
APRIL 16, 2013
MAY 21, 2013
JUNE 18, 2013
JULY 16, 2013
AUGUST 20, 2013
SEPTEMBER 17,
2013
OCTOBER 15, 2013
NOVEMBER 19 2013
DECEMBER 17 2013
BY ORDER OF THE
BOARD
DEBORAH A.
RACHILLA
SECRETARY
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310 Attorney
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406 ATVs/Dune
Buggies
TOMAHAWK`11
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Wilkes-Barre
409 Autos under
$5000
FORD 95 F150
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91K. 4.8 engine,
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body with
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570-675-5046.
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LINCOLN 00
NAVIGATOR
4x4, Dark
green, loaded
with new equip-
ment. 5.4
engine. Runs
great, looks
great! 155K
$4495
570-675-5046
412 Autos for Sale
CHEVROLET `04
BLAZER
4 wheel drive, auto,
4.3, super clean,
$6,995
CHEVY 01
CAVALIER
Low mileage, auto,
4 cylinder. $4,595
SUZUKI 02
VITARA
4 x 4, auto, clean
$4,595
DODGE 02
NEON SXT
4 cylinder auto.
$4,395.
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570-693-5823
DODGE 02
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10,000 MILES V10
6speed, collec-
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1 of only 750 GTS
coupes built in
2002 and only 1 of
83 painted Race
Yellow it still wears
its original tires
showing how it
was babied. This
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throughout and is
ready for its new
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appointment only.
$39,999 or trade.
570-760-2365
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412 Autos for Sale
TOYOTA 04 CELICA GT
112K miles. Blue,
5 speed. Air,
power
windows/locks,
CD/cassette, Key-
less entry, sun-
roof, new battery.
Car drives and
has current PA
inspection. Slight
rust on corner of
passenger door.
Clutch slips on
hard acceleration.
This is why its
thousands less
than Blue Book
value. $6,500
OBO. Make an
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570-592-1629
VOLVO 06 S40
Automatic, original
owner. Paid over
$30,000. Fully
equipped too much
to mention. Clean
car fax. Like new
with only 14,000
miles. Just serviced
& inspected by
Volvo. Brand new
tires. $15,900 nego-
tiable. call for details
570-510-8613
415 Autos-Antique
& Classic
CHEVROLET `76
PICKUP
4 Cylinder
Very Good
Condition!
NEW PRICE
$1,500.
570-362-3626
Ask for Lee
CHEVY 30 HOTROD COUPE
$47,000
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MAZDA `88 RX-7
CONVERTIBLE
1 owner, garage
kept, 65k original
miles, black with
grey leather interior,
all original & never
seen snow. $7,995.
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MERCEDES-BENZ `73
450SL
Convertible with
removable hard top,
power windows, AM
/FM radio with cas-
sette player, CD
player, automatic, 4
new tires. Cham-
pagne exterior; Ital-
ian red leather inte-
rior inside. Garage
kept, excellent con-
dition. Priced to Sell!
$23,000.
Call 570-825-6272
439 Motorcycles
SCOOTER 12
BRAND NEW
All ready to ride,
electric start, auto-
matic transmission,
disk brakes, rear
luggage trunk,
under seat storage,
around 100 mpg,
fully street legal, all
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570-817-2952
SUZUKI 01 VS 800
GL INTRUDER
Garage kept, no
rust, lots of
chrome, black with
teal green flake.
Includes storage
jack & 2 helmets.
$3600
570-410-1026
YAMAHA 08 STAR
RAIDER RAVEN EDITION
Mint condition.
Very low miles.
Asking $7400.
Call for details.
570-472-2327
YAMAHA 97
ROYALSTAR 1300
12,000 miles. With
windshield. Runs
excellent. Many
extras including
gunfighter seat,
leather bags, extra
pipes. New tires &
battery. Asking
$4,000 firm.
(570) 814-1548
457 Wanted to Buy
Auto
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460
AUTOMOTIVE
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490 Truck/SUV/
Van Accessories
TRUCK CAP
Ford F-150 2008-
2009 A.R.E Truck
Cap. Black, Fiber-
glass, 5 1/2 ft bed
Has break light,
interior cargo light,
clamps. All carpet
on the inside
Sliding side win-
dows with screen
locking back win-
dow/door. Front
window folds down
for cleaning $400.
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Repair
EQUIPMENT DEPOT IS
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We are currently
looking for a
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Technician
for the Hazleton &
Wilkes-Barre area.
If you have experi-
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Diesel and electric
powered Industrial
trucks or construc-
tion Equipment,
along with Great
customer service
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skills,
Please apply at
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You must have a
High School Diplo-
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drivers license
& good computer
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EQUIPMENT DEPOT IS
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542 Logistics/
Transportation
FRONT-LOAD AND
ROLL-OFF DRIVERS
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495 Stanton St.
Wilkes-Barre
570-829-2206
542 Logistics/
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FIELD SERVICE
TECHNICIAN
Rental Earthmoving
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Cleveland Brothers
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working on heavy
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electronics, weld-
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ability to successful-
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repair equipment.
Must have good
communication,
customer service
and problem solving
skills. Valid CDL dri-
vers license
required, with good
record. We offer an
excellent wage and
benefits package.
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submit a resume to:
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Equipment Co., Jon
Vargo, 590 Suscon
Road, Pittston, PA
18640, or email
Employment@cleve
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548 Medical/Health
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570-239-4589
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551 Other
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immediate opening.
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MERCHANDISE
708 Antiques &
Collectibles
BASEBALL CARDS
FOR SALE: 60s &
70s. All TOPPS
cards. All Hall of
Fame & common
cards. Good for
Christmas gifts.
good to excellent
condition. $900 for
collection.
570-788-1536
COINS nickels 1916
P Buffalo; 1938 S
Jefferson, 1939 D
Jefferson $40.
570-287-4135
YEARBOOKS.
COUGHLIN (25)
1928-1980, GAR,
(22) 1928-2006,
MEYERS, (22) 1957-
1981, WYOMING
VALLEY WEST, (11)
1970-1992. NANTI-
COKE, (2) 1971-
1979, PITTSTON, (11)
1967-1981HANOVER
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710 Appliances
WASHER & DRYER
Maytag commercial
made washer & gas
dryer. Heavy duty.
beige. Excellent
condition. $250
each.
570-822-7359
742 Furnaces &
Heaters
OIL TANKS (2)
275 gallon indoor oil
tanks. Very good
condition. Convert-
ed to gas. $125.
each. Call
570-760-2793
744 Furniture &
Accessories
A MUST see!!
Cherry entertain-
ment center.
Sliding TV & DVD
trays with DVD stor-
age compartment.
TV area has cherry
sliding pocket doors
and component
area has a beautiful
glass door. Paid
new $1200. selling
for $300 OBO.
Call 954 2827 ask
for Rich
BEDROOM SET
Complete queen
bed headboard,
frame, Matching 9
drawer dresser with
large mirror, match-
ing 5 drawer tall
dresser & matching
nightstand. Very
clean, good condi-
tion. Solid wood.
Asking $550 OBO.
Call 570-262-9162.
CHAIRS, (2)
Genuine
leather, cus-
tom made
recliners.
Taupe color,
like new. $550
each.
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FMCC REBATE........................... 1,500
OFF LEASE REBATE................. 1,000
COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP..... 2,001
FORD REBATE..................................................................... 2,000
FORD BONUS REBATE........................................................... 500
FMCC REBATE..................................................................... 1,000
OFF LEASE REBATE........................................................... 1,000
CHROME PKG DISCOUNT OFF MSRP............................. 1,750
COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP.......................................... 1,996
XLT, 5.0LV8, Auto., Air, CD, 18 Chrome Wheels, Drivers Pkg.,
40/20/40 Split Seat, Cruise, Convenience Pkg., SYNC, Keyless
Entry w/Keypad, Fog Lamps, Pwr. Seat, Pwr. Sliding Rear Window,
Pwr. Equipment Group, ABS, Max Trailer Tow Pkg., Sirius
Satellite Radio,
FORD REBATE......................................... 1,500
OFF LEASE REBATE............................... 1,000
COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP..................... 686
3.5L Engine, MyFord
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Cruise, Cloth Seat, Air, Pwr. Equipment
Group, Trailer Tow, Chrome Step Bar
FORD REBATE......................................... 2,000
FMCC REBATE.......................................... 1,000
OFF LEASE REBATE................................ 1,000
FORD REGIONAL DISCOUNT OFF MSRP.. . 1,500
COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP................... 1,776
24
Mos.
*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease
21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 12/31/12.
24
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*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease
21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 12/31/12.
*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease
21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 12/31/12.
FORD REBATE............................................ 1,500
OFF LEASE REBATE.................................. 1,000
FORD REGIONAL DISCOUNT OFF MSRP. ......... 45
COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP........................ 541
*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease
21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 12/31/12.
FORD REBATE........................... 1,500
FORD BONUS REBATE................ 500
OFF LEASE REBATE................. 1,000
COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP........ 796
24
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*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease
21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 12/31/12.
Pwr. Windows, PDL, Air, CD, Advance Trac with
Roll Stability Control, Remote Keyless Entry
w/Keypad, MyFord, Convenience Group,
Auto Headlamps, Reverse Sensing Sys.
Front Wheel Drive,
AM/FM Radio,
Auto., Anti-Theft
Sys., Anti-Lock
Brakes Sys., Front
and Side Airbags, Air
FORD REBATE............................................ 1,000
FORD COMMERCIAL ACCOUNT REBATE.................... 375
OFF LEASE REBATE.................................. 1,000
COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP......................... 160
FORD REBATE................................... 1,500
FMCC REBATE.................................... 1,000
OFF LEASE REBATE.......................... 1,000
TRADE IN REBATE........................... 2,000
XLWORK PKG DISCOUNT OFF MSRP............ 500
COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP................ 500
3.7V6, XL Plus Pkg., Cruise Control,
MyKey Sys., Pwr. Equipment Group,
40/20/40 Cloth Seat,
CD, Pwr. Mirrors,
XL Decor Group
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Keyless Entry w/Keypad, Auto. Headlamps, PL,
17 Alloy Wheels, Sirius Satellite Radio, PW,
Perimeter Alarm, Tonneau Cover, Auto.
6.2LV8, XLT, Snow Plow Pkg.,
Roof Clearance Lights, Trailer Tow
Pkg., CD, Pwr. Drivers Seat, SYNC,
Elec Shift-on-the-Fly, Fog Lamps,
Powerscope Trailer Tow Mirror
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2003 Honda CR-VLX...........................................
2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS..................................
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT...................................
2003 Toyota Camry LE........................................
2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS..................................
2005 Toyota Corolla LE.......................................
2009 Chevrolet Express VanG2500 WorkVanCargoHD.......
2008 VolkswagenJetta......................................
2006 Mercury MontegoPremier......................
2007 Chrysler 300 Base.......................................
2008 ScionxBBase..............................................
2008 JeepCompass Sport .................................
2008 VolkswagenJetta Wolfsburg.................
2009 Honda Fit Sport...........................................
2008 Honda Civic LX............................................
2008 Hyundai Tiburon.........................................
2004 Lexus ES330................................................
2004 Lexus ES330................................................
2006 Honda Civic EX...........................................
2009 Honda Civic LX............................................
2010 Toyota Corolla S..........................................
2010 JeepPatriot Sport ......................................
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS2.7L V6................
2007 NissanMaxima 3.5 SE...............................
2006 Honda CR-VEX...........................................
2008 Chevrolet MalibuLTZ................................
2004 Dodge Dakota SLTQuadCab..................
2003 Lexus RX300...............................................
2009 Honda Civic Hybrid....................................
2011 Chevrolet Impala LS...................................
2009 Acura TSXTechnology.............................
2010 GMCTerrainSLE-1.....................................
2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer..................................
2007 Cadillac DTSBase.......................................
2011 Chevrolet MalibuLT1LT...........................
2011 Chevrolet Impala LT...................................
2011 Honda Civic LX-S........................................
2008 Hyundai Entourage....................................
2005 Chevrolet Silverado1500 LT....................
2008 Honda AccordEX-L 2.4............................
2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited.................................
2007 Honda Pilot EX-L.........................................
2003 Toyota Tacoma Base V6...........................
2009 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS2.7L V6................
2011 Toyota Corolla S..........................................
2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS..................................
2008 Dodge Dakota SLTCrewCab..................
2009 Honda AccordEX-L 2.4............................
2008 Toyota Tacoma Base.................................
2006 JeepGrandCherokee Limited................
2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS..................................
2010 Honda AccordEX-L 2.4............................
2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK320........
2005 Lexus RX330...............................................
2011 Hyundai TucsonGL....................................
2011 Honda AccordLX-P2.4............................
2008 Honda Element EX.....................................
2010 Honda AccordEX-L 3.5............................
2008 VolvoS60 2.5T.............................................
2007 BMW3 Series 328xi ...................................
2010 Toyota Sienna LE........................................
2008 Acura RDXBase.........................................
2011 Toyota RAV4 Base......................................
2010 Toyota RAV4 Base......................................
2011 Toyota Camry LE........................................
2007 Lexus ES350................................................
2010 Honda AccordLX2.4................................
2012 Honda AccordLX2.4................................
2009 Chevrolet Equinox LT................................
2011 JeepLiberty Sport......................................
2007 Lexus ES350................................................
2010 Dodge NitroSXT.........................................
2011 SubaruLegacy 2.5i Premium...................
2011 Honda AccordLX-P2.4............................
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS...............................
2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L.................................
2008 Acura TL Base.............................................
2011 Toyota Prius Two........................................
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited........................
2010 Hyundai Santa Fe SE.................................
2007 NissanFrontier SE......................................
2008 Toyota Highlander Sport..........................
2010 Honda CR-VEX-L........................................
2011 Kia SorentoEX............................................
2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT................................
2010 Honda CR-VEX-L........................................
98,061
84,079
78,402
71,455
93,061
72,079
105,669
91,959
65,016
86,000
59,300
61,203
82,962
75,400
54,800
50,356
69,424
79,816
68,908
26,425
55,107
30,115
62,954
64,569
63,717
51,548
56,576
79,271
34,655
21,496
85,358
61,657
39,907
63,267
34,946
13,085
39,788
54,233
77,705
54,820
53,372
81,123
63,672
45,189
15,480
25,670
63,777
29,984
79,000
53,452
98,100
39,141
43,271
61,210
10,890
12,317
61,835
49,844
15,589
62,636
42,604
52,583
21,966
19,636
14,414
60,617
24,984
12,232
26,440
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25,855
15,444
11,569
21,289
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45,189
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$10,203
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$10,412
$11,135
$11,180
$11,249
$11,354
$11,416
$11,539
$12,476
$12,487
$12,499
$12,715
$12,841
$13,676
$13,804
$13,850
$13,938
$14,223
$14,489
$14,489
$14,540
$14,661
$14,676
$14,995
$14,999
$15,021
$15,146
$15,336
$15,478
$15,499
$15,903
$15,989
$16,061
$16,120
$16,124
$16,221
$16,376
$16,479
$16,490
$16,701
$16,878
$16,935
$17,069
$17,070
$17,121
$17,269
$17,308
$17,340
$17,489
$17,635
$17,994
$18,132
$18,158
$18,193
$18,287
$18,323
$18,340
$18,354
$18,479
$18,479
$18,499
$18,565
$18,671
$18,872
$18,900
$18,980
$19,160
$19,180
$19,180
$19,378
$19,558
$19,623
$19,790
$19,956
$19,964
$20,091
$20,127
$20,281
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2010 Honda CR-VEX...........................................
2010 Toyota Prius II ..............................................
2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS..................................
2008 Hyundai Veracruz Limited........................
2010 Toyota RAV4 Sport ....................................
2009 Lexus ES350................................................
2011 GMCSierra 1500 WorkTruck..................
2010 Honda Odyssey EX-L.................................
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT1LT.........................
2010 Chevrolet Colorado2LT............................
2007 Mercedes M-Class ML350........................
2009 Toyota Venza...............................................
2009 Cadillac CTS1SB.........................................
2010 Honda AccordEX-L 3.5............................
2010 Acura TSX2.4..............................................
2009 Honda CR-VEX-L........................................
2010 Chevrolet Silverado1500 LT....................
2010 Toyota RAV4 Limited.................................
2012 Toyota Prius c Two.....................................
2010 Honda CR-VEX-L........................................
2009 Toyota Venza Base.....................................
2012 Honda AccordEX-L 2.4............................
2007 GMCYukonSLT..........................................
2009 LandRover LR2 HSE..................................
2010 Lexus HS250h.............................................
2008 Lexus ES350................................................
2010 Honda AccordCrosstour EX-L...............
2011 GMCTerrainSLT-1......................................
2009 Lexus IS250.................................................
2009 Cadillac CTSBase 1SA..............................
2010 GMCTerrainSLT-2......................................
2009 Lexus RX350...............................................
2011 Toyota Venza Base.....................................
2010 LincolnMKXBase......................................
2010 Honda CR-VEX-L........................................
2009 Lexus RX350...............................................
2009 Honda Pilot EX-L.........................................
2010 Lexus IS250.................................................
2009 Toyota Venza Base.....................................
2010 FordF-150 XLT............................................
2009 Mercedes C-Class C300............................
2011 JeepGrandCherokee Laredo.................
2011 Honda Pilot EX............................................
2011 Chrysler 300 Limited..................................
2010 Lexus IS250.................................................
2012 Honda CR-VEX-L........................................
2010 Toyota Tundra Grade Double Cab..........
2011 Chevrolet Silverado1500 LT....................
2011 Honda Pilot EX-L.........................................
2011 Lexus ES350................................................
2010 Toyota 4Runner ..........................................
2010 Lexus ES350................................................
2010 Mercedes C-Class C300............................
2010 Cadillac CTS3.6L Performance...............
2008 Cadillac Escalade Base..............................
2012 Honda Pilot EX-L.........................................
2010 Cadillac CTS3.6L Performance...............
2011 BuickEnclave CXL 2XL............................
2012 Lexus IS250.................................................
2011 Mercedes C-Class C300 Sport 4Matic...
2011 Honda Ridgeline RTL.................................
2011 Lexus ES350................................................
2010 Mercedes M-Class ML350........................
2011 Lexus ES350................................................
2011 Mercedes C-Class C300 Sport 4Matic...
2012 Toyota Tacoma Base V6...........................
2012 Mercedes C-Class C300............................
2012 Acura TL Base.............................................
2011 JeepGrandCherokee Overland.............
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LTLT1..........
2012 Mercedes C-Class C300............................
2010 Mercedes M-Class ML350........................
2012 Mercedes GLK-Class GLK350 4Matic....
2012 Mercedes GLK-Class GLK350 4Matic....
2012 Lexus RX350...............................................
2011 Mercedes E-Class E350 4Matic...............
2012 Cadillac CTSBase.......................................
2012 Lexus RX350...............................................
2011 Mercedes E-Class E350.............................
2010 Mercedes GL-Class GL450.......................
2010 Cadillac Escalade Premium......................
2011 Mercedes GL-Class GL450.......................
2011 Cadillac CTS-VBase...................................
2009 Mercedes SL-Class SL550........................
2011 Lexus LX570................................................
2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class CLS550........
PreOwned 5upersIere 14 8rcnds p PreOwned 5up 14 8rcnds
16,757
23,021
8,548
33,983
19,041
58,284
16,230
57,405
37,185
20,259
58,225
40,267
56,319
14,816
30,855
39,517
47,427
29,447
260
31,758
42,517
2,820
72,894
22,434
45,124
55,738
15,124
28,332
29,771
19,147
25,855
54,076
8,422
23,650
19,337
61,066
49,152
35,819
30,730
39,155
11,029
10,037
16,693
8,723
19,677
7,251
30,122
7,253
35,550
12,887
46,944
26,835
22,080
28,341
69,933
10,873
29,783
21,923
18,280
21,788
23,202
25,213
44,579
17,044
16,871
5,395
7,963
5,716
22,578
20,910
5,890
29,927
6,912
6,852
11,437
25,536
5,885
11,719
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$20,544
$20,846
$20,948
$21,077
$21,103
$21,137
$21,158
$21,326
$21,413
$21,479
$21,929
$21,979
$22,070
$22,193
$22,479
$22,479
$22,537
$22,546
$23,031
$23,277
$23,281
$23,499
$23,556
$23,655
$23,977
$23,995
$23,999
$24,054
$24,216
$24,294
$24,479
$24,633
$24,934
$25,163
$25,479
$25,499
$25,704
$25,853
$26,302
$27,213
$27,447
$27,479
$27,494
$28,372
$28,499
$28,499
$28,541
$28,895
$29,101
$29,617
$30,099
$30,107
$30,293
$30,751
$31,999
$32,137
$32,479
$32,479
$32,484
$32,530
$32,852
$32,999
$33,454
$33,479
$33,567
$33,828
$34,479
$35,986
$36,479
$36,479
$37,467
$40,416
$40,479
$40,747
$40,955
$47,479
$47,499
$47,999
$51,411
$53,106
$62,511
$73,335
*ALL PRICES PLUS TAX, TAG, & TITLE. FINANCING AVAILABLE WITH APPROVED CREDIT. PRIOR SALES EXCLUDED. DEALER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. WARRANTY ON SELECT MAKES AND MODELS. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. UNITS MAY BE SOLD PRIOR TO PRINTING. OFFERS EXPIRE 12/31/12.
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4D Sedan......................................
4D Sedan......................................
4D Station Wagon........................
4D Sport Utility.............................
4D Sedan......................................
4D Hatchback...............................
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4D Sport Utility.............................
4D Sport Utility.............................
4D Sedan......................................
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4D Sedan......................................
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4D Sedan......................................
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4D Passenger Van ........................
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744 Furniture &
Accessories
DEN
FURNITURE
Wood/cloth. Reg-
ular size sofa,
chair and
ottoman. Coffee
table, 2 end
tables. Excellent
condition. $325
for all.
570-675-5046
FURNI SH FURNI SH
FOR LESS FOR LESS
* NELSON *
* FURNITURE *
* WAREHOUSE *
Recliners from $299
Lift Chairs from $699
New and Used
Living Room
Dinettes, Bedroom
210 Division St
Kingston
Call 570-288-3607
754 Machinery &
Equipment
SNOW
BLOWER.
Craftsman. 12
HP, 32 dual
stage. Electric
start. Track
Drive. $525.
570-675-5046
758 Miscellaneous
AIR PURIFIER, Oreck
XL Professional,
$139. 570-636-3151
BEST PRICES
IN THE AREA
CA$H ON THE $POT,
Free Anytime
Pickup
570-301-3602
570-301-3602
CALL US!
TO JUNK
YOUR CAR
776 Sporting Goods
BICYCLE
MURRAY DAZZLER
20 girls. Powder
blue with pink trim
accents & wheels,
white tires. Front &
rear brakes plus
coaster foot brake.
Good condition
$40. 570-814-9574
780 Televisions/
Accessories
TV 19 SYLVANIA
color TV with
remote. $25.
Call 814-9574
796 Wanted to Buy
Merchandise
CA$H P CA$H PAID AID
1930-1970s
Guitars,
Microphones
Radio/Amplifier
Tubes and
Theater Sound
Equipment.
Call Don
Sugar Loaf NY.
715-377-2558
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Guns & gun parts,
Civil War items,
military items, US &
German, swords,
daggers & knives.
Old toys and coins.
Fishing equipment.
Private Collector
570-417-9200
800
PETS & ANIMALS
815 Dogs
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YORKIE PUPS
READY FOR
CHRISTMAS!
AKC. Tiny, Teddy
Bear Faced. Males
& Females
Hypo-allergenic
$800-$975
Vet checked, 1st
shots & dewormed
570-436-5083
900
REAL ESTATE
FOR SALE
906 Homes for Sale
Having trouble
paying your mort-
gage? Falling
behind on your
payments? You
may get mail from
people who promise
to forestall your
foreclosure for a fee
in advance. Report
them to the Federal
Trade Commission,
the nations con-
sumer protection
agency. Call 1-877-
FTC-HELP or click
on ftc.gov. A mes-
sage from The
Times Leader and
the FTC.
DALLAS
3 bedroom, 2 bath,
modern country
kitchen with Corian
counters, family
room with fireplace,
wet bar and walkout
to patio, multi-level
decks. All appli-
ances included.
$217,000.
570-675-0446
evenings.
EXETER
362 Susquehanna
Avenue
Completely remod-
eled, spectacular,
2 story Victorian
home, with 3 bed-
rooms, 1.5 baths,
new rear deck, full
front porch, tiled
baths & kitchen,
granite counter-
tops. All cherry
hardwood floors
throughout, all new
stainless steel
appliances & light-
ing. New oil fur-
nace, washer/dryer
in first floor bath.
Great neighbor-
hood, nice yard.
$174,900 (30 year
loan, $8,750 down,
$887/month, 30
years @ 4.5%)
NOT IN FLOOD
100% OWNER
FINANCING
AVAILABLE
Call Bob at
570-899-8877
570-654-1490
EXETER
Beautifully remod-
eled 3 bedroom
home in mint metic-
ulous condition, with
2 full baths, and a 2
car garage, hard-
wood floors, tile
floors, exterior com-
posite wood deck,
fully finished lower
level family room,
large closets, up-
graded kitchen with
stainless steel appli-
ances, granite
countertops, gas
heat, excellent
neighborhood.
$174,900
Bob Stackhouse
654-1490
JENKINS TWP.
$34,900
151 E. Saylor Ave.
Fixer upper with
great potential in
quiet neighborhood.
3 bedrooms, 1 bath
with off street park-
ing and nice yard.
Directions: Rt 315,
at light turn onto
Laflin Rd to bottom
of hill. Turn right
onto E. Saylor.
atlasrealtyinc.com
MLS 12-3672
Call Keri Best
570-885-5082
906 Homes for Sale
LAFLIN
$129,900
111 Laflin Road
Nice 3 bedroom,
1.5 bath Split Level
home with hard-
wood floors, 1 car
garage, large yard
and covered patio
in very convenient
location. Great curb
appeal and plenty
of off street park-
ing. Rt. 315 to light
@ Laflin Rd. Turn
west onto Laflin Rd.
Home is on left.
For more info and
photos visit:
www.atlas
realtyinc.com
MLS 12-2852
Keri Best
570-885-5082
LAFLIN
$389,900
10 Fairfield Drive
Exceptional & spa-
cious custom built
cedar home with
open floor plan and
all of the amenities
situated on 2 lots in
picturesque setting.
Create memories in
this 5 bedroom, 4
bath home with 18
ceiling in living
room, gas fireplace,
granite kitchen,
large 2 story foyer,
huge finished lower
level for entertain-
ing with bar/full
kitchen & wine cel-
lar. Inground pool
and hot tub. Direc-
tions: Rt 315 to
Laflin Rd., right onto
Oakwood Dr., right
onto Fordham Rd,
left onto Fairfield
Dr., home is on the
right. www.atlas
realtyinc.com
MLS 12-4063
Call Keri Best
570-885-5082
LAFLIN
20 OLD MILL RD
For Sale By Owner
Beautiful
Custom Built.
Minutes from I-81
Turnpike & Casino.
Move In Condition!
3 to 4 bedroom
Tri-level, Master
bath, 2 full baths &
1 powder room,
central vacuum
system. Living &
dining rooms, fam-
ily room with fire-
place. Gas heat,
central air, large
basement, deck,
three car garage
& 2nd large lot
included.....
$395,000
570-237-0101
NANTICOKE
1472 S. Hanover St.
Well maintained
bi-level. This home
features 2 bed-
rooms, 1 3/4 baths,
recreation room
with propane stove.
Walk out to a 3
season porch. Pro-
fessionally land-
scaped yard. 1 car
garage, storage
shed, new appli-
ances, ceiling fans.
Close to LCCC.
$153,900.
Call 570-735-7594
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PITTSTON
35 STARK ST
Completely
Remodeled 3 bed-
room. Home in a
great neighbor-
hood. Includes
refinished hard-
wood and new tile
floors, new bath-
room and kitchen
with stainless steel
appliances and
granite counter-
tops. Gas heat, nice
yard and porches.
$74,900
Call (570)654-1490
SHAVERTOWN
9 room house, 4
bedrooms, 2 1/2
baths, heated sun-
room, 2 car
attached garage.
570-947-1200
906 Homes for Sale
PITTSTON TWP.
$175,000
110 Front St.
Great price and
great location.
This well-maintained
3 bedroom, 1.5
baths bilevel home
is in move in condi-
tion. Spacious eat-in
kitchen with custom
cabinets, tile floor
and counters.
Unique lower level
family room with
wood burning fire-
place, office space.
laundry/bath combo.
Plenty of storage
including an 8X6
cedar closet. Out-
door space has
covered patio,
columned carport
and well manicured
partially fenced
yard. Detached
large garage.
For more info &
photos, go to
www.atlasrealty-
inc.com
MLS# 12-2053
Call Angie at
570-885-4896
Terry at
570-885-3041
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new apartment?
Classified lets
you compare costs -
without hassle
or worry!
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with classified!
WEST PITTSTON
4 bedrooms, 1 bath,
single car detached
garage, eat-in
kitchen, living, din-
ing & family rooms
gas baseboard
heat, 2 zones.
Unfinished base-
ment, window
treatments includ-
ed, great bones.
$74,900.
570-262-7949
or 570-332-7686
WILKES-BARRE
$99,900
70 McLean Street
Very nicely updated
& maintained 2
story home, 3 bed-
rooms, 1 bath, 4-
season sunroom
with huge backyard
& deck. Newer car-
peting, off street
parking & security
system. ONE YEAR
HOME WARRANTY.
For more info and
photos visit:
www.atlas
realtyinc.com
MLS 12-2886
Keri Best
570-885-5082
YATESVILLE
603 Willow Crest Dr
TOWNHOUSE
Just reduced by
owner, $174,000.
Move in condition.
2 bedroom, 2 bath
upstairs, down-
stairs, powder
room/shower, large
sunroom/ Franklin
stove. Wrap around
deck. Partially fin-
ished basement.
MUST SEE!
570-235-1553
912 Lots & Acreage
JENKINS TOWNSHIP
New Section in
Highland Hills,
Only 3 lots left
in Charles
Place. Call
570-498-9244
LAFLIN
$32,900
Lot#9
Pinewood Dr
Build your new
home in a great
neighborhood. Con-
venient location
near highways, air-
port, casino and
shopping
156 X 110 X 150 X 45
DIRECTIONS Rt 315
to laflin Rd; make
left off Laflin Rd onto
Pinewood Dr. Lot is
on corner of
Pinewood Dr. and
Hickorywood Dr.
MLS 11-3411
atlas realtyinc.com
Call Keri Best
570-885-5082
915 Manufactured
Homes
EAST MOUNTAIN RIDGE
& SAN SOUCI PARKS
PRICES REDUCED!
Financing Available
MobileOneSales.net
Call 570-250-2890
915 Manufactured
Homes
MOUNTAIN TOP
3 Bedrooms; 1
bath; Central A/C;
2 decks; stove; lot
of cabinets; book
shelves; lawn
mower; shed. Very
nice area, nice
schools, 5 minutes
away from route 81
& route 309. Sale
by Owner. Asking
13,500. or best
deal. Call Alex at
570-200-5611
941 Apartments/
Unfurnished
DALLAS
Beautiful, meticu-
lous two story. 2
bedrooms, 2.5 bath
condo at Newberry
Estates. Security
system, central air,
washer/dryer, fire-
place, skylights, pri-
vate master deck.
All maintenance in-
cluded. Amenities
include golf, tennis
private pool. No
Pets. $1,300/month.
Call Susan
570-510-8395
FORTY FORT
39 Tripp Street
Modern & spacious
first floor 2 bedroom
apartment with sun-
room & rear porch
Includes stove,
refrigerator, wash-
er, dryer, storage,
garage & off street
parking. $575/
month plus utilities.
References, securi-
ty. No pets, No
smoking. Ready to
move in and
December is FREE!
570-417-2775 or
570-954-1746
KINGSTON
1st Ave. 1 bedroom,
single occupancy,
off-street parking,
no pets, references.
$450 + utilities.
Call 570-655-9229
KINGSTON
Bright, spacious, 3
bedroom 1st floor
duplex in beautiful
residential neigh-
borhood. Wall to
wall, living & dining
rooms, kitchen with
refrigerator, gas
stove, dishwasher,
garbage disposal,
washer/dryer, air &
full basement. Front
& rear porches, off-
street parking &
garage. $925/
month + utilities.
Security & refer-
ences required. No
pets or smokers.
(570)905-4342
MOVE IN FOR
XMAS!
1-2-3
Bedroom
Rentals in
Kingston,
Wyoming,
Wilkes-Barre,
Plains.
Call
Property Mgr.
for info &
appt.....
570-899-3407
HAPPY
HOLIDAYS!
LARKSVILLE
Large 3
bedroom 1/2
double. Stove &
fridge included.
Newly remod-
eled. $695 plus
security,
utilities extra.
No Pets.
570-814-9299
LUZERNE
AMERICA AMERICA REAL REALTY TY
RENT RENTAL AL
Private entrance
to door covered
carport makes
perfect quality 2
bedroom deluxe!
Glass enclosed
porch, maple
kitchen, all appli-
ances, fireplace.
$750 + utilities.
2 YEARS, NO
PETS /SMOKING
/EMPLOYMENT
VERIFICATION.
570-288-1422
941 Apartments/
Unfurnished
NANTICOKE
Nice 2 bedrooms.
Fresh Paint. Lots of
kitchen cabinets.
$485 includes water,
sewer & garbage.
718-744-4748.
**NICKLESON**
Available soon!
3 bedroom 1 3/4
bath. Lackawanna
Trail SD. 1 year
lease, $950 per
month. Call 1-
877-839-0666 or
online at
cipllc.ucanrent.it
PITTSTON
2nd floor, large and
modern. 2 bed-
rooms, living room,
computer room,
laundry room with
washer & dryer. Full
bath, kitchen with
stove, fridge and
dish washer. Fresh
paint and carpet.
Water and trash
incl. No smokers,
no pets. $550/mo
plus security.
570-881-9789 after
6PM
PITTSTON AREA
1 bedroom efficien-
cy apartment, 2nd
floor. Newly remod-
eled. $375/mo.+ util-
ities + security.
Call 570-241-2012
SWOYERSVILLE
Spacious first floor.
2 bedrooms, new
heat, central air,
kitchen, bath, and
appliances. Incl.
coin-op laundry.
$650 plus security
and utilities. No
pets or smoking.
570-885-7434
Ask for Lauren
WEST WYOMING
Eighth Street
Beautiful, 2nd floor,
2 bedroom, 1 bath.
All appliances,
includes washer/
dryer & air condi-
tioning. Non smok-
er, security & refer-
ences, off street
parking, no pets.
$595 + utilities.
954-2972
WILKES-BARRE
Mayflower
Crossing
Apartments
570.822.3968
1, 2, 3 & 4
Bedrooms
- Light & bright
open floor plans
- All major
appliances included
- Pets welcome*
- Close to everything
- 24 hour emergency
maintenance
- Short term
leases available
Call TODAY For
AVAILABILITY!!
www.mayflower
crossing.com
Certain Restrictions
Apply*
WILKES-
BARRE
AMERICA AMERICA REAL REALTY TY
RENT RENTAL AL
General Hospital
area. Deluxe
remodeled 1st
floor, kitchen,
appliances, Vic-
torian accents.
$625 + utilities. 2
YEARS, NO PETS
/SMOKING
/EMPLOYMENT
VERIFICATION.
570-288-1422
WILKES-BARRE
1 bedroom
apartment. $400/
month + utilities &
1 month security.
139 Sambourne
St. Section 8 OK.
No pets.
570-460-6173
WILKES-BARRE
HISTORIC
WHEELMAN
439 S. Franklin St.
Fabulous 1 bed-
room, hardwood
floors. A/C, marble
bath. Security sys-
tem. Laundry, off
street parking.
$650 570-821-5599
Need a Roommate?
Place an ad and
find one here!
570-829-7130
WILKES-BARRE/
NORTH
Half Double Block,
2 bedroom, refrig-
erator and stove
included,
washer/dryer hook-
up, no pets or no
smokers. $500 per/
month + utilities.
References, securi-
ty & lease.
570-825-5138
941 Apartments/
Unfurnished
WYOMING
Large 1 bedroom,
second floor. Extra
room for den/study.
Includes heat,
water, garbage, off-
street parking. No
pets or smoking.
Proof of income,
background check.
No lease. $575
month plus 1
month security.
570-693-2415
Leave Message
944 Commercial
Properties
LOCATION
MATTERS
PRIME OFFICE
SPACE
The Mack
Building
281 PIERCE ST.
Kingston, PA.
Refined office
suites, or
individual flexible
office spaces on
2nd floor
comprised of
approximately
1,300sq. ft.
Central A/C,
glass door
entrance, 6
rooms consisting
of waiting room,
French doors
leading to
conference
room(s), offices,
bathroom,
kitchenette, with
ample storage/
archive space
available, parking
lot area
professionally
maintained.
Multiple signage
opportunities:
Exterior Bronze
wall
plaque,Entrance
glass-doors,
Street frontage
sign, and
billboard
*Available
February 1st.
showing by
appointment only
570-472-1110
DOLPHIN PLAZA
Rte. 315 2,400 Sq.
Ft. professional
office space with
beautiful view of
Valley & Casino.
will divide
office / retail
Call 570-829-1206
PITTSTON
COOPERS CO-OP
Lease Space
Available, Light
manufacturing,
warehouse,
office, includes
all utilities with
free parking.
I will save
you money!
315 PLAZA
1,750 SQ. FT. &
2,400 SQ.FT
OFFICE/RETAIL
2,000 FT.
Fully Furnished
With Cubicles.
570-829-1206
950 Half Doubles
AVOCA
3 bedrooms, 1 bath,
refrigerator, washer
/dryer hookup,
Garage. Pets nego-
tiable. $600/month,
+ utilities, 1 month
security &
references.
570-852-9204
PLYMOUTH
House for Rent. 3
Bedrooms, 1.5 bath.
$675 + utilities.
Water, sewer & all
appliances includ-
ed. Fenced back
yard. One month
security up front, no
partial payment.
Section 8 OK.
Call Steve at
570-592-5764
It's that time again!
Rent out your
apartment
with the Classifieds
570-829-7130
953Houses for Rent
CLARKS SUMMIT
4 bedrooms,
2 baths, all appli-
ances, washer/
dryer hookup, no
pets. $1,400/month
+ utilities & security.
Month to month
lease.
(610) 256-5352
DALLAS TOWNSHIP
2 bedroom home,
large yard, off
street parking.
$800/month.
570-675-3904
PITTSTON
Remodeled single
home. 3 bedrooms.
Gas heat. No Pets.
$695/month & 1st
month, & security
deposit. Credit
Check Required.
570-479-0302
953Houses for Rent
DUPONT
7 room house with
3 bedrooms, 1 full
tile bath. Large
kitchen with beau-
tiful oak cabinets,
new stove,
fridge, carpeting,
flooring, draperies
& windows.
Washer/dryer
hook up on 1st
floor. Single car
detached garage.
Large yard. Gas
heat. Pets OK, no
smoking. $900/
month + utilities &
security. Close to
airport, I-81
& casino.
570-762-8265
EXETER
Beautiful magnifi-
cent Cape Cod style
home. 3 bedrooms,
2 baths, finished
lower level, 2 car
garage with a rear
deck area. Master
bedroom and bath
on first floor, new
carpets, recently
painted, hardwood
& tile floors, granite
counters & stainless
steel appliances in
kitchen. Gas heat.
$1500 per/ month.
570-479-6722
PLAINS
RAISED RANCH
Featuring an open
living/dining/kitchen
floor plan with vault-
ed ceilings. Two
bedrooms, 1 bath
with whirlpool tub &
laundry area, four
seasons room with
beautiful view. Fin-
ished lower level.
Off street parking
with maintenance-
free yard. $1,000
month + utilities.
Security/references
/lease. Sorry no
smoking or pets.
570-824-9507
WILKES-BARRE
2 bedroom, 2
bath Town-
house with built
in garage.
$650/month plus
utilities. 1 month
and 1/2 security.
No Pets
570-647-5053
WYOMING
1 bedroom. Freshly
painted. New win-
dows. $500 month
+ utilities & a month
security. No pets.
570-693-3466
959 Mobile Homes
LAUREL RUN ESTATES
Mobile for rent.
2 bedroom, 1 bath,
shed, corner lot. Oil
heat. $600/month.
Call 570-823-8499
WEST WYOMING
Modular Home for
rent 2 Bedrooms
freshly painted
new carpeting. All
appliances, sun-
porch, shed. Off
street parking.
$475. month. Non
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*
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Now $15,950
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02 HONDA ACCORD
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S AWD
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07 CHEVY
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Now $10,500
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Now $10,500
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Now $10,950
08 CHEVY IMPALA
LT SEDAN
Blue
Now $13,950
10 MAZDA 3
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Now $14,950
11 TOYOTA COROLLA
LE SEDAN
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Now $23,800
10 BMW 328Xi
SEDAN
04 VP Cpe, 122K
$6,950
HONDA CIVIC
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$8,500
HONDA CRV 4WD
01 EX, 5 Spd, Silver, 119K
$7,500
06 EX, Silver, 96K
$12,750
05 EX, Black, 69K
$13,500
Silver, 38K
Now $10,950
07 KIA OPTIMA
LX SDN
Blue, 14K
Now $12,950
08 CHRYSLER
SEBRING LX SDN
Black, 32K
Now $15,750
10 CHEVY MALIBU
LT SDN
Silver, 26K
Now $15,900
09 PONTIAC
VIBE AWD