Fire takes everything
Local family loses home, belongings, dad’s dream car. >> PAGE 3

Visit land of the Incas
Fred Gedrich and daughter Darlene vacation in Peru. >> PAGE 9

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Ed Ackerman, optimist

On old friends and nicknames
“I hope Sheila’s there,” I said to Mary Kay as we wound our way up Route 92 heading to Bartolai’s Winery in Harding last Saturday night. My wife knew I wasn’t talking about my sister Sheila but about Sheila Gelb, whose husband Bill was the reason we were going where we were going. Bill, who’s got a few years on me and I’m 61, has just started a band, if you can believe that. It’s called “Bill Gelb and the Banana Hammocks” and Bill, an accountant by day, is not the most unusual member. That might be the funeral director on electric bass, or maybe the high school basketball coach on lead vocals, or maybe their father on guitar. But that’s another story for another day. For now, it’s sufficient to point out that the band was playing that night at the winery and I made it my business to see them. “It would be really neat if Maureen and Charlie show up,” I went on as we drove along. “I haven’t laid eyes on those two in years.” Maureen and Charlie are Sheila’s and Bill’s kids. They’re all grown up now but I remember when they were born. Heck, I remember when Sheila and Bill got married. Sheila and I worked together at this newspaper for many years starting when she got hired in 1968. I was only 18 but already had been on the staff a year. She was Sheila McKeown then, of West Avoca, and don’t forget the “West” if you know what’s good for you. Our most common bond was classic rock ‘n’ roll music. We’d hear a song on the radio at work and try to recall who recorded it. Sheila and I were working side by side the day Elvis died. She broke the news to me. We played a little joke on Sheila the day before her wedding. She was – and is – a tiny little thing but she drove a big pink Cadillac about a block long. I made a sign that read “From Here to Maternity” and hung it on the driver’s side door of the car. The whole staff stood in the parking lot and called her outside. Everyone had a good laugh, photographer Kenny Feeney took her picture, and then, before going back inside, Sheila looked straight at me and, pointing her thumb toward the sign, said, “Now get it the hell off there.” I did. And promptly hung it on the passenger side door. Sheila drove all the way home not knowing it was there. Well, it turned out Sheila was at the winery on Saturday. And so were Maureen and Charlie. And seeing them, in itself, made my night. How fabulous the band turned out to be was merely a bonus. But this isn’t exactly about Bill Gelb and the Banana Hammocks, or about Bartolai’s Winery, or even about my old friend Sheila, per se. It’s about nicknames, actually. See, any conversation about nicknames always makes me think of Sheila. It’s often said everyone – well, every guy – who grew up in Greater Pittston has a nickname. I never did but I might be the only one. On page 24 today, you’ll find a list of some 300 nicknames of guys who are natives of or are connected to the town of Avoca (not to be confused with West Avoca, right, Sheila?) compiled by five fellas who call themselves the “Romeo Club,” an acronym for “Retired Old Men Eating Out.” Chief Romeo Jay Delaney asked me to publish it. Looking over the list made me think of Sheila and a day at the Sunday Dispatch back in ’70 or ’71. No computers in those days. We’d write our stories on typewriters – mine was a manual – and hand them to typesetters to be keyed into the system. Sheila was re-typing a story I wrote about a slow-pitch softball game which included more than a handful of nicknames when she stopped cold and said aloud: “Bananas LaNunziata, Pickles Alaimo, Peanuts Trotta … this sounds more like a grocery list than a softball team.” The story didn’t but could have included guys like Beefer Loftus and Peanutstick Cawley. A funny thing about nicknames, by the way, is that a lot of guys have no idea how they got them. One who does know, however, is Sheila Gelb’s husband Bill, whose nickname is “Handsome Bill.” He knows how he got it because he gave it to himself. For as long as I can remember, this is how Bill has introduced himself: “Hi. I’m Bill Gelb but everyone calls me Handsome Bill so you can too.” He usually follows with: “My birthday is February 14 … yes, Valentine’s Day. Wouldn’t it be nice if you baked me a cake?” You’d be surprised how many people do. Which suddenly makes me think of one of the few females I know with a nickname: Cathy “Cakie” Lawler. Wonder what became of her?

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Home, race dream destroyed in fire
Hughestown family loses everything including dad’s dream race car
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By Jack Smiles



he fire at 252 Parsonage Street Monday night into Tuesday morning destroyed their home and virtually everything Sam and Mary Danaher and their four kids had. For nine-year-old Madison, the youngest of the four kids, the worst of the losses wasn’t her stuff, rather it was, she said, “Dad’s race car because he was dreaming about it since he was little.” Her father Sam spent almost two years working on the car, a Monte Carlo, getting it ready for his first racing season, a dream he had, as his daughter said, since he was a kid. An uncle in Indiana gave him the car which he had to rebuild it from scratch. “Every little penny I was able to scrape up went into it,” Sam said. “My uncle helped me over the phone from 250 miles away. We were getting competitive. My fellow racers were amazed.” Now the car is destroyed halfway through Sam’s first racing season. He was ranked11th in the street stock division at Mountain Speedway in Butler Township, having made three top tens. One of his car sponsors is Diane’s Deli on Main Street. A fund raiser there last night was supposed be for the race car, but wound up as a fund raiser for fire victims. The fire, which was likely electrical, started in a carport/garage behind the house. Mary and her son Adam, 14, were awake and watching TV The rest of the . family was asleep. Sometime be-

Sam Danaher with what's left of his street stock racing car.


tween 11:30 and midnight Mary went into the kitchen and smelled smoke. She wasn’t immediately alarmed as the odor of smoke wasn’t unusual in the neighborhood of backyard fire pits and cookouts. As the smoke intensified she got her husband up. He went to the basement, checked the furnace and hot water heater. When he opened the door to the carport and peaked out he saw a wall of flame. He closed the door ran upstairs and got everybody out of the house, including the family dog, a golden retriever. Once outside, Sam, against the advice of police on the scene, ran around back and jumped in the

family car which was parked alongside the carport and drove it out of danger. “It was hot. Flames were barreling over the top,” he said. Sam said he’s moved by the help and concern of people from friends and family to the Red Cross. “You don’t know who and what you have until you have a tragedy,” he said. “It’s amazing.” In the days after the fire, friends, family and even neighbors the Danahers didn’t know that well showed up to help clean up and board up. Help is coming all the way from Ohio, where Mary’s sister
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Friends and neighbors come out to help clean up after the fire at the Danaher home in Hughestown.

Hughestown fire chief disputes 18-minute response time claim
By Jack Smiles

Hughestown and Duryea volunteers were the first responders to the fire at the Danaher house on Parsonage Street Monday night in Hughestown at 11:55 p.m. The Hughestown Hose Company is less than a half-mile from the scene. Due to the heat and humidity, assistance was requested. In all 15 departments re-

sponded and firefighters worked in 15minute shifts. Hughestown Fire Chief Jamie Merlino said the house’s double-wall, balloonframing construction, common in older homes, made fighting the fire labor intensive because flames get sucked into the space between the walls and spread throughout the frame. Witnesses at the scene said it took 18

minutes for the first truck to arrive. Merlino said any delay came before Hughestown was dispatched. The Hughestown Department’s log shows the department was on scene in three minutes and two seconds after they were dispatched by 911. A Pittston Police cruiser happened by just as the Danahers were getting out of the house. One officer went into the Danaher house while the other alerted the

neighbors and got them out of their homes. Sam Danaher said the officer who went into the house may have opened the carport door, which may have inadvertently accelerated the fire. Merlino said officer Justin Tokar did the right thing by getting the neighbors out of their homes. Calls were not returned to messages left for the Pittston Police and the State Police Fire Marshal.



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held a fund raiser before leaving for Pittston to help. The Danahers have insurance, but the race car isn’t covered for such a loss. Mary said they will rebuild

their home and, hopefully one day, the race team. In the meantime they are staying with family, while the retriever is staying with a neighbor. Mary said feeling sorry for themselves isn’t an option. “We’re all alive. I can sit back and cry all day or get my butt moving.” .

Junction Jam to honor two fallen soldiers
Junction Jam ’11 will be held the weekend of August 26 and 27 at Jefferson Park in the Junction section of Pittston. This year’s event will be held in honor of Jeff DePrimo and Dale Kridlo, two Pittston soldiers who lost their lives while heroically serving our country. All proceeds will be divided between the Pittston Care and Concern Pediatric Clinic and the Pittston City Parks Department and a donation will be made in the name of Peter Zawierucha, a good friend of many in the Junction, who died recently. Also, a Donation Tree will be purchased in honor of Jeff and Dale and placed in the upcoming expansion section of the Pittston Memorial Library. Kids 12 years of age and under will be admitted free with a food donation for the

The fire on Parsonage Street Monday night started in this area behind the home

Annual event scheduled for Aug. 26, 27 at Jefferson Park
Pittston Food Pantry. Ticket prices for adults are: $10.00 for the Friday, August 26, happy hour (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) only; $15.00 for the Saturday, August 27, kids’ day (11 a.m. to 11 p.m.) at the park; $20.00 for both days. Cost of the ticket includes food and musical entertainment on both days as well as all kids’ activities on Saturday (sno-cones, popcorn, face painter, games, etc.). There will be no children’s activities available at the happy hour on Friday. All are welcome to attend and volunteers are needed for Saturday. Anyone wishing to volunteer an hour of their time can contact Clairellen Hopple, Craig Hopple, Wes Stout or Mickey Quinn prior to the event on facebook or at or on the day of the Jam.

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First ‘Fun Fest’ at Oblates Seminary Saturday
Day of food and fun to support ministries of Oblates of St. Joseph
Dispatch Intern
By Matt Powell


In 1878 Bishop Joseph Marello had a mission, to gather a family of priests and brothers who wanted to dedicate their lives to Jesus Christ in imitation of St. Joseph. The groups of men were called Oblates. As the Oblates of St. Joseph grew they decided to bring in lay people (non-ordained Christians) called the Josephite Marellian Laity to help expand the mission of the oblates. Today, the Oblates of St. Joseph in Laflin are continuing this mission. Elaine Fisher had a connection with the Oblates of St. Joseph for years. She would always attend the St. Joseph’s Novena, which is a nine-days of prayer dedicated to St. Joseph. According to Fisher, “When

saying the prayer you may ask for anything you desire. Once the prayer is complete you let go and put the decision in God’s hands.” One night while attending the Novena, Fisher was approached by Fr. Paul McDonnell, OSJ, who is both the Seminary Rector and Vocation Director at the Oblates of St. Joseph. “It was the leadership, and wisdom of Fr. McDonnell that helped me decide to join the Josephite Marellian Laity,” Fisher said. Fisher explained the purpose of the Josephite Marellian Laity: “We are here to commit ourselves to the Oblates of St. Joseph and to serve the church, community, and our families through the heart of St. Joseph Marello.” The Oblates of St Joseph do not have a set parish community. However, they pride themselves on guidance of young

people, foreign missions, and providing pastoral assistance in churches that are suffering a lack of clergy. According to Fisher, “The Oblates of St. Joseph have nine priests who serve as Oblates and two of those priests serve non-English speaking parishioners.” Fr. Victor Leon, O.S.J. is the assistant pastor of Holy Annunciation Parish, and directs the Hispanic Ministry. Fr. Alvaro De Oliveira from Brazil serves a Portuguese speaking community in Hazleton. To help continue their mission, the Oblate Fathers of Greater Pittston and their Lay Associates are planning the first ever FUN FEST ’11, on the grounds of the Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary, Route 315, Laflin, on Saturday, August 13. Fisher, who is chairperson for the event, says, “It’s a great way to bring the community together.”

The daylong event begins at noon and features a variety of food including homemade tripe, and pizza. There will be games for the children including water wars, pony rides, and a magic show at 3 p.m. along with performances by the band “Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots” (formerly known as “Them Again”) from 710 p.m. The event will also feature an outdoor chicken barbeque dinner with seating from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Cost of dinner tickets are $9.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12. Tickets must be purchased at the seminary office prior to the event. Mass will be celebrated in the seminary chapel at 5 p.m. The event is open to the public and there is plenty of parking. For more information or if you would like to volunteer, ask for Elaine Fisher at 570-654-7542.

St. John the Evangelist bazaar on Thurs., Fri., Sat.
Msgr. John Bendik will be walking around with his hearty laugh and his funny hats. Alan and Ann rose will be serving up the homemade pizza. The dessert stand will be too tempting for anyone to pass by. The specialty basket booth will beckon and right next door the bingo callers – including Dispatch editor Ed Ackerman on Thursday night – will be trying to entice everyone to sit down and play a game or two. The potato pancake line will be long but no one will mind, the reward being that satisfying. And the sounds of live music will fill the air of downtown Pittston. It’s all part of the annual bazaar of the Parish Community of St. John the Evangelist which runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 11, 12 and 13, from 5 to 11 p.m. each night. Other food items include hand-cut French fries, pierogies, clam chowder, shrimp, proketta, wimpies and traditional picnic fare. Booths will offer gifts, books, CDs and DVDs, and jewelry and there will be a giant indoor flea market. There will also be children’s games and games of chance. The band Hill Billy Delux opens the bazaar Thursday night followed by Last Call on Friday and Flaxy Morgan on Saturday. Magician Pat Ward will also entertain on Saturday. It all takes place on the parish lot at the corner of Broad and Church streets in Pittston.
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Pittston gets $3 million for redevelopment
By Matt Hughes

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Pittston’s Main Street redevelopment project will receive $3 million in state grant funding. U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta’s office said it received notice from Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget office Thursday morning that the project had been approved for a grant from the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program and that the funds will be released in the very short term. “This is very good news for the city,” Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Gerard Mullarkey said. “This is a project that spans several administrations, and it involves the efforts of many individuals on many levels, and to all of them we are very grateful.” Mullarkey said the grant will be put toward the construction of a $6.45 million retail and office building to be developed by Gilbro Realty, Old Forge, on the northeast corner of North Main and William streets. The building is planned to include 6,800 square feet of firstfloor retail space and 9,100 square feet of office space. Some of the grant will also be put toward the renovation of a neighboring three-story building, the construction of off-street parking spaces and some streetscape revitalization work. The new building will take the place of a blighted property that had been purchased and demolished by the authority, as well as existing, neighboring buildings that have been purchased by the developer, Mullarkey said. Mullarkey said the project does not have firm start and completion dates because the city needed to await grant funding before it could move for-

ward. “Until we got the word today that it was going to be approved, we were only essentially able to develop the application and the plan for the project,” he said. “Now we’ll be able to begin moving forward with the initiation of those activities that are described in the application.”
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and encourage approval of its grant application. “Governments at all levels are learning to do more with less, and they’re increasingly selective about the projects they fund,” Barletta said. “Pittston’s Main Street redevelopment project is worth the investment, and I’m proud to have played a role in securing funding for it.”

State grant focus

According to the Governor’s Budget Office, The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program focuses the state’s limited capital grant resources on projects that display significant potential for spurring economic growth and creating jobs. Project proposals are evaluated on criteria including the number of jobs directly and indirectly

created by the project, the average wage for those jobs, benefit to the regional population and economy, spending and taxes generated by the project and any demolition or reuse of blighted properties involved in the project. Business plans must be approved by the governor to qualify for consideration.

Mullarkey said he was not sure what businesses might occupy the building, and referred that question to the developer. Attempts to reach Gilbro Realty on Thursday were unsuccessful. The planned project is one facet of Pittston’s ongoing revitalization effort. The authority also received a $1.48 million grant from The Commonwealth Financing Authority in May to fund the acquisition and demolition of 12 parcels to make way for medical and health care offices and a public parking lot, as well as facade and exterior renovation work to existing buildings. That grant was funded by tax revenue generated by the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs casino as part of the Local Share Assessment Program. The city also is engaged in the second phase of its streetscape improvement project, which involves the addition of period light fixtures, paving, sidewalks, curbing restoration and treeplanting. The $2.3-million project is expected to wrap up by the end of the year, Mullarkey said. Barletta lauded the project. His spokesman, Shawn Kelly, said the representative wrote a letter and made several phone calls to Corbett’s office to express his support for the project



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Slovak League outing today at Plains Pavilion
The Slovak League of America, Branch 474 will hold its annual outing today, Sunday, August 7, at the Plains Pavilion, Clark Street in Hilldale from noon to 6 p.m. All members in good standing are invited along with one guest to join in the day’s festivities of ethnic Slovak foods, “kolaci,” goodies, games with prizes awarded and ticket raffles along with music all day provided by Dick Yurish. Monsignor John Bendik will be on hand with a warm welcome for all members and guests. Monsignor is league’s moderator.
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International Ladies Garment Workers Union, ILGWU, will meet on August 8 at 2 p.m. at Savo’s Pizzeria. All retiree’s are welcome.
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President Jean Mudlock will preside. The group will celebrate their annual Strawberry Social. Regular Bingo will follow. New members are always welcome.
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The Program “Meade’s Pursuit of Lee at the Close of Gettysburg Campaign” will be given by Jim Pangburn for the Wyoming Valley Civil War Round Table meeting to be held on August 11 at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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The 86th annual reunion of the LaBar families will be held at the Weona Park in Pen Argyl today, Sunday, August 7. There will be a business meeting promptly at 1 p.m. followed by a covered dish luncheon. A special program is planned for this 86th reunion.

The Jenkins Township Senior Citizens organization will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 9, at the Jenkins Township fire house at 6:00 p.m.

Summer Reading Program closing party, featuring ice cream and sand art, will be August 15, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Families are welcome. Registration is required. Kids are welcome to join the Friends of the Library and the library staff for the Tomato Festival Parade on Saturday August 20. You can ride or walk. T-shirts for the children will be provided by the friends and will be theirs to keep. Call the library to register your child along with their Tshirt size. A book can be donated for any occasion such as birthday, anniversary, special achievement and memorials. Books are a permanent reminder of a loved one or a

special event. Prices start at $20.00. You can choose your subject and age group. A Fall Wreath Class will take place on Monday, September 12, at 6 p.m. for adults. A fee of $15.00 will cover the cost of the materials and will be payable with your reservation. Pittston Area Memorial Library’s crochet club will meet on Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to noon and Thursday from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Participants bring their own supplies (crochet hook and yarn) and learn to make simple projects. Open to ages 12 and up. Call or stop by the library to register. Come share a book with our R.E.A.D dogs on Saturday, August 13, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Barney, Corky and Kristy are waiting for you. Contact the library to register. The Friends will sponsor a fall festival which will include a book sale, bake sale and flea market on Saturday, September

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Maida chosen as finalist in Miss Pennsylvania Pageant Pittston Hospital School of Nursing holds reunion
Ryan Barhight of Hughestown who is celebrating today, August 7. Sue Best of Pittston will celebrate on August 9. Matthew Fasciana of West Pittston will celebrate on August 10. Laurie Anderson of Hughestown will celebrate on August 12. Eric Wassel of Pittston will celebrate on August 13. New ArrivalsGeisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center Announces Newborns for the days of July 16 to July 24: Cara Everett and John Kelly of Exeter welcomed a baby girl on July 16. Shauna and James Cuff of Pittston welcomed a baby boy on July 17. Walaa Mahmoud and Tariq Ewis of Jenkins Township welcomed a baby boy on July 22. Joyce and Arthur Becker of Harding welcomed a girl on July 23. Pittston Hospital School of Nursing 1968 recently held a reunion at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Loftus of Lake Silkworth. Sitting left to right are Rosemary Haydu Bainbridge, Alice Granick McGarry, Marie Turri Brown. Standing left to right, Rosemary Maira Coleman, Vernie Yedesco Platt, Eileen Lori Yestremsky, Jean Rominski Loftus, Mary Aquilina Hanczyc, Barbara Grochal Coleman, Monica Wall Lazarski, Edith Bosher Kerber, and Anne Montante Torres. Absent from the reunion were Jane Humenanski Loquasto, Carol Olenick Adonizio, Sue Vassello Iacona and Rosalie Yarmolowicz Hreha. Deceased members of the class are Elaine Becky and Rosemary Lanick Prutzman. Nursing caps were made by Jean Loftus. man year as a Pittston Area High School Junior Varsity Cheerleader and taking honors classes. She also enjoys playing guitar and mentoring 7-9 year old girls as a Junior Cheerleading Advisor for the Duryea Wildcats. Marina has been invited to join the People to People Ambassador Program in Europe during the summer of 2010 and is an Alumni of the Congressional Youth Leadership Council having attended the PA State Conference in Harrisburg last fall. Music Box AuditionsAuditions for ‘Mid-Life! The Crisis’ musical will be held on Tuesday, August 16 and Wednesday, August 17 at 7 p.m. Three men and three women ages 30-60 make up the cast of this wacky musical that takes a comic look at the age old conditions and situations faced in mid life. All those interested in auditioning should bring sheet music of a song of their choice and will be asked to read from the script. An accompanist will be provided. Performance dates are September 23, 24, 25, 30 and October 1 and 2. From reading glasses and mammograms to weekend warriors and proctology exams all are lampooned with a Saturday Night Live non-sensibility. Everyone will relate to this hilarious, and at times, touching musical about the curiosities and inevitabilities of middle-age. If you bought some Gingko-Biloba, but can’t remember where you put it then you’re ready for ‘MidLife!’ Auditions will be held at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes Street in Swoyersville. Call 283-2195 or 800698-PLAY for additional information. Happy BirthdayHappy birthday wishes go to Returns HomeLeonard and wife Debbie Pesotini and daughters Concetta of New York Marietta and Lenetta have returned to West Pittston from Richardson, Texas where they attended the wedding of Jordan Jones and Andy Dalton. Miss Jones is the daughter of Len’s best friend Doug Jones, formerly of Duryea. Helen Jones, Doug’s mother is also a former Duryean residing in Texas. Mr. Dalton is a draft pick as quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals. Good Luck Andy. Nite at the RacesThe Music Box Players will present a Nite at the Races, a special fund raising event for the Music Box Players, Friday, August 12. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $10 admission includes the purchase of a horse, food and refreshments. For information, call 283-2195 or 800-698PLAY. At the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St, Swoyersville, PA 18704

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Fred Gedrich at Machu Picchu Sun Gate

Exploring the Land of the Incas
Special to the Dispatch
By Fred Gedrich


he urge for an exciting foreign adventure struck me again earlier this year. As a history buff, I studied and visited famous sites of ancient civilizations and cultures in places like China, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Israel, and Japan. However, my last significant trip to see them occurred more than a decade ago. I was beyond ready for another adventure. My oldest daughter, Darlene, came up with a perfect suggestion: a below the equator trip to South America to visit some famous Incan ruins in Peru with a group of family members and friends. It turned out to be one of the best vacations of our lives with fabulous sightseeing, hiking, and shopping complemented with a healthy dose of cheerful Peruvian hospitality and tasty cuisine. Our 10-day sojourn began in the last week of June, 2011. A night-bound flight, with a brief interlude at Lima, Peru’s International Airport, transported us from the United States to the several centuries old Incan capital city of Cusco. At 11,200 feet

above sea level, the altitude caused quite a body shock to nearly all of us almost immediately after stepping off the plane. Cusco served as the heart of the highly developed Inca civilization during the 13th through 16th centuries. At its zenith, the empire stretched from what is

now the Columbia/Ecuador border area to central Chile with a terrain made up of large areas of jungle, desert, rugged Andes highlands and a network of roads (trails) totaling about 14,000 miles. Some archeologists place the empire’s population at several

million, however, no one is certain because Incans didn’t maintain written records. Incans were ruled by a king (called Inca in their native Quechua language) and worshiped Inti, the Sun God. Spanish conquistadors ended the Inca Empire in 1532, but many archeological ruins of the civi-

lization and traditions as well as its language remain in presentday Peru. Our arrival in Cusco coincided with the Inca Inti Ramy Feast, or Festival of the Sun. The event is held on June 24 every year (during the Winter Solstice when the sun is furthest away from earth) and draws hundreds of thousands of local, regional and global visitors. The majestic pre-Hispanic ceremony with hundreds of actors dressed in Inca-era costumes is held at the very places, Cusco’s Koricancha Square and the ancient Sacsayhuaman fortress in the hills above the city, where ancient Incas worshiped and begged the Sun God to move the sun back closer to earth. After Cusco, we visited the Sacred Valley of the Incas in the Urubamba Valley. The valley is a 70 mile stretch running northwest from Cusco to Machu Picchu and nestled between some of the most gorgeous mountains on earth. It was in this fertile Wilcamayu River-fed land that many of the Incas settled and farmed potatoes, maize, fruits, and vegetables to feed the empire. While there we climbed some
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The group traveling with Fred Gedrich poses for a photo at Machu Picchu


The Rev. Joseph Bertha, Ph.D. and the parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church invite the community to its 15th annual flea market which concludes today, Sunday, Aug. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church hall, 205 North Main St., Pittston. This one of the biggest indoor flea markets in the area. In conjunction with the flea market, the parish will also have its annual ziti dinner today, Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinners are $8 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Takeouts will be available too. And if you can’t stay for the dinner, don’t worry, the parishioners will also have ethnic foods such as pirohi, haluski, and piggies, which will be available for takeout too, as well as hot dogs, wimpies, and soft drinks for sale both days in addition to a bake sale on Saturday. There will also be basket raffle tickets for sale for $1 each. There is also plenty of free off-street parking available.
VENDORS NEEDED The United Methodist Church, Pittston, is hosting a Craft Show and Bake Sale on Saturday, September17, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Interested vendors are asked to reserve a table no later than Monday, August 22. Large table $25 - Smaller table $20. A $5 food ticket will be given to each table reserved. There will be no charge for admission to the Craft Show. To reserve a table call Cathy 603-1915 or Bob 6556414 by Monday, August 22. Please leave a message if no answer. OLD FORGE FESTIVAL St. Lawrence Church Grounds Main Street Old Forge. Ethnic Summer Festival Friday, August 12, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, August 13, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Games, ethnic food, and gift baskets. Entertainment nightly – Friday Stanky and The Coal Miners, Saturday The Paramounts.

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The First Baptist Church, Water St., Pittston, invites all children, preschool through grade 7 to join them for Club VBS: Beach Blast. Get ready for an awesome adventure that is too good to miss. Each evening will include an exciting Worship Rally. Then kids will surf through adventure-filled Bible stories, create wonderful beach crafts, taste delicious beach snacks, and
ST. FAUSTINA PILGRIMAGE St. Faustina’s Feast Day will be celebrated at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy on Wednesday, October 5. A bus will depart at 7 a.m. from the Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary, Highway 315, Pittston. Refreshments, breakfast snacks and water will be served on the bus. Arrival time is 11 a.m. This year’s celebration includes seeing the new marble outdoor statue of St. Faustina from Poland across from the shrine chapel surrounded by life size stations of the cross. Itinerary includes: bring your own lunch (12:00 – 1:00), 1 p.m. Adoration and Confessions, 1:30 Rosary for Life, 2 p.m. Holy Mass, 3 p.m. Chaplet and Benediction. Bus will leave the shrine at 5 p.m. to Agean Breeze Restaurant. Departure for home at 7:30 p.m. Price at $45 includes shrine entrance and bus driver gratuity (dinner on your own). Make reservations with Cathy Mack.

surf into creative recreation! Club VBS: Beach Blast will be held August 8 through August12 at the church, beginning each evening at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m. For more information, please call 654-0283. Rev. James H. Breese is pastor of the First Baptist Church.

BRICK UNITED METHODIST 905 Foote Ave., Duryea Pastor Michael Shambora Service: Sunday 9:45 a.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Pittston Rev. James H. Breese, pastor, First Baptist Church, Water Street, Pittston Sunday 9:30 a.m. Worship and praise service/Children’s Sunday school, adult/teen Sunday school immediately following service. Wed. 7:15 p.m. Bible Study FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UCC 500 Luzerne Avenue West Pittston Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. (Please note the earlier time.) The Rev. Joan Mitchell will lead our worship today. FULL GOSPEL CHAPEL Avoca Wednesday evening prayer service and Bible study is at 7:30 p.m. weekly. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 14 Broad Street Pittston Sunday Worship 9:15 a.m. with Rev. William N. Lukesh. FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN West Pittston The Session of the First United Presbyterian Church of West Pittston announces the following schedule for the week of August 7: August 7 – 9:30 a.m. Worship. Monday, August 8 – 8 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book meets in kitchen. Wednesday, August 10 – Noon, 7:45 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous. Thursday, August 11 – 10 a.m. Open House for Work of Art Learning Center. Saturday, August 13 – 10:30
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from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Oblates of St. Joseph on Rt. 315 in Pittston. 40+ vendors will be offering a wide variety of handmade crafts and quality gift ware perfect for gift giving for the Holiday season. Theme baskets and a raffle along with refreshments will also be available. There is plenty of free parking. This event is sponsored by St. John’s P.M. Church in Avoca. For info, please call Judy @ 655-8860
FLEA MARKET St Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Old Forge, is having its annual Flea Market on Saturday, September 24, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event will be held in the church hall 320 Vine St Old Forge, rain or shine. A variety of food items, baked goods and refreshments will be available. Flea market vendors are needed. Spaces are available for $20 per table. Each table is 12 feet long. For more information on how to participate, call Maria at 4578275. SIGHT AND SOUND TRIP The First Baptist Church, Water St., Pittston, is running a bus trip to Sight & Sound in Lancaster to see the production, Joseph on September 17. The trip includes dinner at Good & Plenty and the show. Refreshments will also be served on the bus. The cost of the trip is: Adults (age 19 and older) $99, Teens (ages 13 to 18) $73,

and Children (ages 3 to 12) $52. Seating is limited. To make a reservation or for more information, please contact Cindy Hrobuchak, 7807712, or Ben Tielle, 430-1924. Rev. James H. Breese is pastor of the First Baptist Church.
RUMMAGE SALE A rummage sale to benefit Wyoming Hose Company #1and Wyoming Ambulance will be held at the First Baptist Church, 52 East 8th Street, Wyoming on September 9 and 10. Friday hours 4-8 p.m. and Saturday 9-3 p.m. Anyone who can donate any items please call Lisa Klansek 693-1754. AMERICAN PRESBYTERIAN 1700 Wyoming Avenue, FortyFort Morning Worship:10:30 a.m. Bible School: 11:45 a.m. Visitors are welcome. For additional information call 570693-1918 BENNETT PRESBYTERIAN 501 Bennett Street, Luzerne Everyone is welcome. The church is handicap accessible. Further information may be obtained by calling the church 288-7361 BETHEL UNITED METHODIST Main St., Avoca 11:15 a.m. Worship


Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, 420 Main Road, Buttonwood, Soup for the Souls Summer Craft Show will be held Sat. Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors wishing to participate, call Tess at 825-6312. Besides crafts there will be food and fun for all ages.
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reserving a table and more information. On Sunday Sept. 10, is our Annual Dosynki/Harvest Festival.
INKERMAN PRESBYTERIAN Main St., Inkerman Services: Sundays, 8:30 a.m. LANGCLIFFE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Main Street Avoca The Langcliffe Church is handicap accessible and air conditioned. Sunday school is also provided for young children during worship service. Members are also reminded to return their mission study forms as this is crucial in our ongoing search for a permanent Pastor. MOOSIC ALLIANCE CHURCH 608 Rocky Glen Road, Moosic Pastor: Doug Jensen 457-6020 Saturday evening Bible Study at 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening

a.m. Overeaters Anonymous. Sunday, August 14 – 9:30 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion. The First United Presbyterian Church is located at the corner of Exeter Avenue and Warren Street. The Sanctuary is handicapped accessible and childcare is available during Worship.
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: 10:00 a.m. Sunday School and 11:00 a.m. Church Service. Call 388-6534 HOLY MOTHER OF SORROWS PNCC 212 Wyoming Avenue, Dupont Sunday Masses 8:00 a.m. Traditional Mass10:30 a.m. Traditional High Mass Daily Mass: 9:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday Upcoming Events: Saturday Sept. 3, Annual Track and Field Meet in Scranton. At YMS of R Park in Minooka. Saturday Sept. 10, Giant Flea Market. Tables can be reserved for the sale by submitting $20.00, payable to Holy Mother of Sorrows Church. We will have the sale rain or shine for we have a large tent to cover the whole area. Call Regina Bahaley at 457-2378 for

Worship at 7:00 p.m. Sunday morning Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning Worship at 10:45 a.m. Prayer meeting, Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Celebrate Recovery Ministry, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
OBLATES OF ST. JOSEPH Highway 315, Pittston Masses are held daily in the seminary chapel at 7:00 a.m. (Monday – Friday) and on Saturday mornings at 8:00 a.m. There are no weekend Masses. Confessions are heard daily from 9:00 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 appointment. Office phone number is 654-7542. Every Wednesday evening Mass is celebrated at 7:00 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 Congregation, immediately follow the Mass. All are welcome to participate! Tune into Catholic Radio 750 AM. The radio studio is located in the seminary building and is broadcast daily from dawn to dusk. For more information about this station, contact Ed Niewinski at 287-4670. Everything is gearing up for Fun Fest ’11, which will be held on the seminary grounds, this Saturday, August 13. The daylong event begins at noon with a wide variety of foods, games for

children, water wars, pony rides, raffle prizes, magic show at 3:00 p.m. and live musical entertainment by the band “Sweet Peppers and the Long Hots” (formerly known as “Them Again”) from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. The event will feature an outdoor chicken bar-b-q dinner with seatings from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Cost of dinner tickets are $9.00 - adults; $5.00 – children under 12 and must be purchased at the seminary office prior to the event. A Mass for the public will be
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OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL ST. ROCCOS Mass schedule: Mt. Carmel Church – Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Confessions half hour before 11:30 Mass Weekend: Mt. Carmel—Saturday: 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. & Sunday: 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Confessions: 3:15-3:45 PM Weekend: St. Rocco Church—Saturday: 5:30 p.m. & Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Confessions: Saturday 5:00 p.m. Holy days:

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OUR LADY OF THE EUCHARIST PARISH 535 N Main Street , Pittston, PA 18640 Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass: 8:00 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions): Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. and by appointment The Parish Mass Intention Book is open. Please call or come into the office with your Mass Intention Requests. Our assistant organist, Michael Sowa, provides piano instruction for students and adults. For more information, please call Michael at 655-1419. An invitation is extended to all parishioners who might be interested in serving our parish as an Altar Server, Lector, Cantor, and Eucharistic Ministers. You will find a form in the back of the Church for this purpose or call the parish office and leave a message. The address for the parish webpage is:

On the first Friday of each month Communion is brought to those who are unable to participate in Sunday Mass because of age or health. Please notify the parish office of anyone desiring these Sacraments, as well as anyone in the hospital or a nursing home.
PRINCE OF PEACE PARISH Old Forge St. Mary’s Church, Lawrence Street, Saturday Vigil 4 p.m. Sunday, Mass 8 and 10 a.m. St. Lawrence’s Church, Main Street, Saturday Vigil 5:30 p.m. Sunday Mass 11:15 a.m. SACRED HEART OF JESUS Lackawanna Ave., Dupont The weekly mass schedule is Monday through Friday at 7:00 a.m., Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Choir practice will resume on Thursday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the choir loft. All current choir members are asked to attend. New members are also welcome. The members of the Women’s Society will receive Communion as a group on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Monday, August 15 at
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The Youth Group of St. Monica's of the Wyomings recently helped the Friends of the Library prepare for a Book Sale. Pictured are Nina And Zac Sypniewski. Not pictured: Rachael Stark, Hallie Stark, Greg Cajka.

Mt. Carmel Church—Vigil: 5:30 p.m. Holy day: 7:30 & 11:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. St. Rocco Church—Vigil only: 7:00 p.m. Office hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 237 William Street, Pittston Every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. there is Holy Hour at Mt. Carmel Church. If anyone having difficulty coming to the altar to receive Communion, sit in the first pew. The Priest or the Eucharistic Minister will come to you. Altar servers, Eucharistic Ministers, Commentators/Lec-

tors should watch the weekly bulletin for their schedule. Feast of St. Rocco: On August 21, there will be a procession immediately following the noon Mass at St. Rocco Church. Parishioners and friends are invited to participate in the procession honoring St. Rocco through the streets of the Oregon section of Pittston. Anyone wishing to donate fresh flowers for the altar (from the yard or the florist) in memory of a loved one may bring them to the church on Saturday morning.

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the 5:30 p.m. Mass. The Rosary will be recited before the Mass. Members are asked to meet in the lobby of the church 45 minutes before the start of Mass. The following is the clean up schedule for the annual parish picnic: Clean up: Taking down the stands, put lumber away. August 7 starting at 7 a.m. Clean kitchen, hall and garage area: Put pots and pans away, etc., clean and season grills, August 8, 9, and 10 starting at 9 a.m. (If you can’t make it at 9 a.m. but would like to help, give us a call (654-3713) when you’re available). Everyone is welcome to participate. Please come if you can.
ST. BARBARA PARISH Memorial Avenue, Exeter Weekday Masses: Monday through Saturday at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 7 and 11 a.m. Every Monday at 7 p.m. Mass with Novena prayers to the Miraculous Medal and Mother Cabrini. Confessions before Mass. Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Mass with Novena prayers to St. Anthony of Padua. Confessions before Mass. Every Wednesday after the 7 and 11 a.m. Mass, Novena prayers to Saint Joseph and St. Joseph Marello will be said. The Eucharistic Adoration is

held every day from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. followed by the Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament. The Rosary will be recited 20 minutes before all weekend Masses.
ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH COMMUNITY Pittston On Sunday, Sept. 11, at 2:30 p.m. our parish is hosting an Interfaith Prayer Service for the tenth anniversary of the tragedy of 9/11. It is being sponsored by The Greater Pittston Ministerium in cooperation with members of the Pennsylvania Northeast Chapter of the American guild of Organists. Readings and prayers will be offered from the Hebrew Scriptures, the Koran, and the New Testament. The “Every Voice Choir” will sing and Joe Holden will provide the music for the congregational singing of patriotic hymns. Plan to attend this historic celebration to pray for world peace and to honor our local emergency responders, firefighters and police. Religious instruction for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade will begin on Sunday, September 11. Religious education begins with the 10 a.m. Mass and is followed by formal instruction immediately after the 10 a.m. Mass. Dismissal will be at 12 noon. Parish Meetings: 8/7 6:30 to 8 p.m. Knitting Ministry

The Knights of Columbus, John F. Kennedy Council 372, Pittston, sponsored the 5th Annual Altar Servers Appreciation Mass at St. John the Evangelist Parish. Altar Servers in the 8th and 12th grades were honored. Pictured are those attending: (first row, left to right), Grand Knight, Gregory R. Serfass, Michaela Serfass, Katie Joyce. (Second row, left to right), John Eric Poli, Reverend Richard Cirba, Assistant Pastor, St. John the Evangelist Parish, Jason Kelly, Michael Kohut.(Third row, left to right), Joseph Walsh, and Martin Simko, Knights of Columbus Color Guards.

Bereavement Support: When we lose a loved one by death, we are wounded and often filled with many emotions such as loss, anger, guilt, fear, or loneliness. The Parish Commnity of St. John the Evangelist sponsors a Bereavement Support Group in

which you can talk, cry, and share your anger, guilt, and fears with others who have gone through similar experiences. If you are looking for help coping with a recent loss, consider joining the group on Tuesday evenings from 7 til 8:30 p.m. in the

Parish Center Dining Room. The first meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 13. For more information, please call the Parish Office. Religious education classes will begin on Sunday, Sept. 11.
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Two different groups of people can look at the same exact thing and see something entirely different. So it is with the budget deal President Obama, Congress and the Senate agreed to last week. Some on the political left are angry at Obama saying he and the Democrats in the House and Senate caved into the Tea Party Republicans by agreeing to spending cuts. Some on the political right are angry saying House Majority Leader John Boehner caved into Democrats by agreeing to cuts which won’t come until years down the road and may include massive defense cuts. We’re thinking that if both sides are mad, then something must be right about the deal. While it’s true as critics on the right say that the deal doesn’t really “cut” spending, but rather slows the growth of projected spending, it is better than the unrestrained growth we have been experiencing. And while it is true, as critics on the left say, this puts entitlements and programs for the poor “on the table” it also contains triggers which could cut in other areas such as defense to preserve the safety net. Note that Donald Marron – a member of George W. Bush’s Council of Economics Advisers and no progressive – says defense can be cut by billions, such as in weapon systems designed for large scale world wars and troop reductions in nonhot spots, without jeopardizing our security. Similarly, Patrick P. O’Carroll -- Clinton’s own Inspector General of the Social Security Administration and hardly a right wing paragon -- says 10 percent of the agency’s payments, or $7 billion, under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program are improper in that they are going to individuals who either have unreported income that would make them ineligible or have recovered from their disabilities to the extent they can work. The latter comes under the “waste, fraud and abuse” mantra both sides parrot but do nothing about. Certainly there are redundant government agencies favored by Democrats which could be merged or eliminated. Certainly there are farm subsidies favored by Republicans which could be eliminated. We could go on but we hope we’ve made a point. Let’s hope the special committee of Congress that is appointed to identify cuts gets it. All is quiet as I sit alone on the back porch. The twitter of birds is heard in various pitches, tones, chirps and squawks blending as into a concerto. Is it my imagination? I hear a bird cry out, “Rain, rain!” A gentle rain has begun to fall. It is a soothing and relaxing sound. One that through the years of life has brought great comfort. There have been times when I have prayed to hear the sound of the gentle splatter of raindrops. Soft rains brings solace. To me it seems a time when the world slows down leaving its frantic pace to a much calmer and quieter rhythm. Seated in a rocking chair listening and watching is mesmerizing stirring up feeling and thoughts. Glancing about the garden there are others savoring the freshness of the falling water. Droplets are forming on the leaves of the lilac bush gently cascading as on a silky slide, flowers lift up their heads to feel the rain upon their faces as done as children, the grass takes on a greener and fresher look, plants in the vegetable gardens bask in the pleasure of the watery gift sent from above while Mother Earth absorbs, embraces and appreciates for all her living greenery. The rain has taken on a heavier pace. Sounds of its mood are imminent on the splatter on the sidewalks, the melody as it hits the garbage can lids, the plinking sound on the metal patio roof and the thud as it falls into a deep empty bucket. The sounds interrupt my concentration and observation of the fluffy tailed squirrels scampering about the garden retreating into the safety of the tree branches. They do it with great speed seemingly avoiding the large raindrops. Thoughts are wandering to long ago times to childhood sitting behind the kitchen window watching the raindrops form patterns on the panes. The childhood chant “Rain, rain go away. Come again another day” is sing-songing in my head. Rainy days were a hindrance then. They kept us indoors and away from our playmates. We had no television to watch, video games to play, no cell phones to call or text our friends. No cries of “I’m bored” were ever uttered. If we could not amuse ourselves, Mama found our amusement in the form of chores. Thinking of the many times we walked home from grade school in the pouring rain without an umbrella and did not seem to mind. It was the way of life and we survived. Of course, the school was a few blocks from home. Sitting quietly watching and listening, I realize that tears are falling. Why do tears appear when least expected? Are they happy tears, sad tears or just “poor me tears”? Looking into my heart this morning realizing the tears are

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for all the people who have been part of my life and are no longer here. Their absences no matter how long a period of time stays locked within the heart. Faces and memories resurface with the realization of the adjustments made in life. Tears are falling for the changes that will occur whether prepared for or unprepared. I’m thinking of my neighbor and friend who at this time last year and for many years past was filled with excitement and plans for the Annual St. Rocco’s Feast and procession. She began a few weeks prior with shopping and cooking to prepare a feast to serve to family and friends after the Saint was honored in front of her house. It was a tradition begun by her mother as a young woman with a promise if restored to health she would honor his feast day. An illness prevents my neighbor and friend from making preparations this year. In my mind, I miss the aroma and waffles of her cooking and the telephone call asking me to come to the back yard and being handed a dish of food to sample. But more than that I miss her excitement, joy and commitment to keep her mother’s promise alive with her determination and faith. Slowly rocking, I smile to myself thinking what a wonderful relief the rain storm is after the week of intense heat. Such a cooling effect! The sensation that one can breathe easily without the aid of air conditioning and fans is refreshing. How great that windows can be opened to feel the fresh air billowing throughout the house! Ironically last night I had to shut the windows. The scent of a skunk’s spray flowed through the bedroom. Last Monday during the heavy rain storm Chet and I not once but twice due to neglect forgot to carry an umbrella sat in our car waiting for the storm to subside. A scene that occurs daily unfolded before our eyes. The United States Postal Service Creed in action. The mailman on our route was delivering mail doing his job ignoring the elements that had his shirt and Bermuda shorts plastered to his body. He was walking in soggy shoes. I wondered if he was shivering from the cold rain drops as we were. The determined look on his face was a credit to the post office unofficial creed, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stops these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” The rain has stopped falling. Three baby sparrows have come out of their shelter to perch on the tip of a tree branch. A beautiful male cardinal appears to peck at the cantaloupe seeds left for his pleasure. It seems my feathered friends have begun to get on with the day. I shall too.

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There are many varied cultural traditions that can influence the feeding practices of newborns; however, the biologic basis of breastfeeding ignores the cultural heritage of the child’s parents. “Talk to me! Breastfeeding; a 3D Experience” is the theme of World Breastfeeding Week celebrated worldwide from August 1 through 7. This theme encompasses the depth and texture of time-place-talk across the many facets of a new mother’s daily life. Even though the cultural message may differ, the biologic reality of breastfeeding benefits from close and frequent contact between mother and baby. Beginning immediately after birth a newborn infant may need up to ten or twelve breastfeeding conSee BREASTFEEDING, Page 31





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Looking for a fun activity to do in the kitchen with kids? Making jam is easier than you think and just might be that fun thing that you are looking for. If this is an activity you would like to try, here’s how. First, start with an approved USDA recipe. Penn State Extension offers a free series of fact sheets called Let’s Preserve fact sheets. This series helps even the novice food preserver to safely preserve their food. The information below is part of the Jelly, Jam and Spreads fact sheet. Getting organized is one of the most important steps. First, read the information thoroughly and get all the materials ready. It’s a good idea to do this the day before in case you need to purchase any items. Next, decide which type of jam you would like to make. Some jams can be made from fresh fruit, frozen fruit and or juice. Any of these can be used with commercially prepared powdered or liquid pectin. Powdered and liquid pectin products are not interchangeable. You cannot substitute one for another. Reduced- sugar pectin is also available. The order of combining ingredients depends on the type of pectin used in making jam. The complete directions for a variety of fruits and proved with packaged pectins. Here are directions to make Strawberry Freezer Jam. Make some to use now, but freeze some to enjoy year round.
Strawberry Freezer Jam

I love the irony of seeing Republican lawmakers running around handing out checks, especially after what just went down in Washington. Touhill came up with $6 million for Hanover. Barletta got $3 million for Pittston. Goes to show that when it comes to spending other people’s money, they’re just as handy as Democrats. Some of the $3 million grant for Pittston goes to the construction of a $6.45 million retail and office building at the corner of William and North Main and some other stuff. Not that I begrudge Pittston the money. They need it and can use it. Revilatizing an old small city is not easy nor cheap and there is no guarntee it will work, but they have to try.
Easy math

Let’s say the federal deficit is $5 trillion in a fiscal year just to make the math easy. So they cut spending in that year $1 trillion. Now the deficit is $4 trillion. Then they raise taxes $1 trillion in that year. So is the deficit now $3 trillion? No it’s $4 trillion because the $1 trillion in taxes gets spent so they don’t have to reduce spending by $2 trillion. Extrapolated that out.
Wrong rights

teresting guy and WILK would do well to have him on the air more than two hours a week. But, to nitpick about another misuse of the word “right”, Tarone’s motto for the show is “Dedicated to the belief that you have a right to be heard.” We don’t have a right to be heard. We have a right to free speech, yes, but there is no requirement that anybody listen. We can turn off the radio. Sure, anyone can get on a soapbox on a corner and rap their gripes, but I can turn my hearing aid off as I walk by. The soap box rapper does not have a right to be heard, nor does anyone else. Newspapers have editors who are free to pick and chose which letters-writers get the “privilege” of getting their letters in the papers. Talk radio shows have screeners who pick and choose which callers get the “privilege” of being on the radio.
Ignored traffic laws

People who say gays have a “right” to marriage are confusing rights with privileges. There is no such thing as a ‘right” to get married for straights or gays. If it was a right we’d just go out and do it. A man or woman, or two people of the same sex, or more than two people of either sex for that matter could just stand next to each other on the riverbank and say, “Ok we’re married.” But that wouldn’t make them legally married because marriage requires a license from the state. Rights don’t require licenses. And because the state licenses marriage it can refuse to grant a license to, say, first cousins, more than two people, a women and her St. Bernard, and, as most states do for better or worse, two people of the same sex. Don’t gripe to me that I’m a nasty old gayhating conservative. I was a guest at a same sex marriage last year. Because it was in a state which does not grant marriage licences to same sex couples it wasn’t a legal marriage. They called it a committment ceremony. Too bad for them. I wish it was legal. I’m not against states legalizing gay marriage, I’m just pointing out the fact that marriage is not a right.
More wrong rights

In Wyoming the state police or PennDot, or maybe it was the local police, put out signs on Wyoming Avenue warning drivers to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks. That would be fine because crosswalk laws have been ignored since they were passed. But it’s not fine because the paint on the crosswalks is mostly obliterated. Not that drivers would obey the law and stop for pedestrians in crosswalks even with new paint on the crosswalks. Most of them wouldn’t stop for a little old lady with arms full of groceries in a pouring rain, or a guy walking an old slow beagle. I know, I tried it. Almost got killed. Speaking of ignored traffic laws, I drive I-80 a lot to and from Penn State, and 70 mph is standing still, 75 is like 60, and 80 is the norm. So what’s the point of a 65 mph speed limit? Make it 80 and enforce it. Like, get that guy going 90 off my bumper.
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Ingredients: 1 and 3/4 cups crushed strawberries (about 1 quart whole berries) 4 cups sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice* 1 pouch (3 oz.) liquid pectin First, measure1and 3/4 cups crushed strawberries. It’s important to measure after you have crushed the berries. Place in an extra large bowl. Add sugar, mix well and let stand for 10 minutes. Measure lemon juice into a small bowl. Add liquid pectin and stir well. Stir into fruit and continue stirring for 3 minutes. Pour jam into freezer containers or canning jars, leaving ½ inch headspace. Cover container. Let stand at room temperature until set (up to 24 hours). Label, then freeze or refrigerate. Makes about 4 half-pint jars. *The lemon juice in recipes such as this is an essential acid ingredient working with the pectin to create a good set. Penn State Extension also receives requests for jams and jellies using less sugar. There are pectins for or low sugar that can be made with Splenda® or with less sugar or even sweetened with frozen condensed apple juice instead of sugar. The freezer jam pectins also use less sugar. Keep in mind that jams made with less sugar will generally be softer than those using the regular pectin. Uncooked jams and jellies are easy to prepare and have a fresh fruit taste. They can be made from fresh or frozen fruits or fruit juices. They must be stored in a refrigerator or freezer, but not until after the gel has formed. This could take up to 24 hours. Placing them in the freezer too soon will prevent the jam or jelly from “setting.” After the gel has formed, it can be kept up to three weeks in a refrigerator or up to a year in a freezer. Freezer storage is best for maintaining natural color as well as flavor. Room temperature is not recommended because uncooked jellied products will mold or ferment in a short time.
Mary R. Ehret, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., is with Penn State Cooperative Extension, Luzerne County, 16 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston, Pa., 18643. (570) 825-1701/602-0600. Fax (570) 825-1709.

Do you get annoyed when you hear about school districts or the state or county “buying back” retiring employees’ sick days? How did such a ridiculous concept get traction in the first place? Answer: It was negotiated into contracts by the unions and the compliant state and gutless school districts. It’s just another way for public sector unions to take money out your pockets and put it in theirs. How about this? Call it vacation, sick, personal, whatever, here’s X amount of annual leave. If you’re sick stay home. Use it or lose it.

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archeological sites at Pisac and Ollantaytambo where some of the finest Incan architecture can be observed. The Incas built their buildings by placing stones together in such a tight fashion that mortar was not required and not even a thin knife blade could fit between them. This stoning method – which defies age and withstands earthquakes – was also used to build the famous agricultural terraces on mountainsides prevalent throughout the valley. After the sightseeing our group members, particularly the women, enjoyed shopping in some of the valley’s colorful marketplaces that sell Incan-descendant made tapestries, clothing, and gold and silver jewelry. The last stop on our Sacred Valley tour was to see the magnificent Incan ruins at Machu Picchu. Of the many sites that demonstrate the power of the empire, Machu Picchu is the most compelling. Hiram Bingham’s discovery of the site occurred 100 years ago which he chronicled in the book: The Lost City of the Incas. The Incas built this architectural masterpiece sometime around

Early morning photo of Machu Picchu sun and cloud rise

high). Getting to Machu Picchu from the Sacred Valley required a onehour train ride through the daunting Andes Mountains followed by a one-half hour bus ride up a steep, winding, dirt road. During our two-day stay we toured the ruins and some of us made the very difficult steep climbs on old Inca trails to the Sun Gate and the Old and New Peak summits. Having visited the Egyptian Pyramids at Giza, the ancient ruins in Rome and Athens, and the Old City of Jerusalem – it’s my opinion that none compare to the natural beauty of the sun and clouds magically rising over Machu Picchu in the morning. Breathtaking only begins to describe what it really looks like. Throughout the trip we were exposed to the hauntingly beautiful sound of ancient Inca music emanating from panpipes and flutes. It played incessantly in my mind during the long return flight home – accompanied by the indelible memories of what we had seen and experienced on the trip – a sure sign that our vacation to the Land of the Incas was very special. Fred Gedrich and his daughter, Darlene, are Avoca natives and Wilkes College and King’s College graduates, respectively.

1450. And the conquistadors never discovered it. It became uninhabited about 100 years later, many suspecting

the result of the deadly smallpox brought to South America by the Spanish. It’s located on jungle edge at 8,000 feet elevation be-

tween two imposing and much photographed summits: Machu Picchu (the Old Peak at 10,000 feet elevation) and Huayna Picchu (the New Peak at 9,000 feet


Photo of Darlene with Sacred Valley locals

Inca King at Sacsayhuaman Fortress during Inty Raymi Festival in Cusco.

Fahey gives details of ‘Ski Squad’ win
Question Why would most of James “Jimbo” Gubbiotti’s friends say he was a lucky kid in 1956, while his Mom might have remained apprehensive?


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Duryea’s ‘Ski Squad’ In the July 17 Peeking into the Past, I asked if anyone knew the outcome of the Duryea and Old Forge teeners baseball championship game. Joe Fahey’s Duryea “Ski Squad” included Mark Roskowski, Jerry Zielinski, John Yesnowski, Bernie Nitowski and Pete Olshefski. Joe Fahey called to let us know that his “Ski Team” won 2-1 over Old Forge. John Yesnowski was the winning pitcher for Duryea. R.J. Rychleski was the losing pitcher for Old Forge. Yesnowski is a local basketball official and lives in Old Forge. His daughter Kelsi is a freshman basketball and softball player for the Blue Devils. Rychleski is a Special Teams Coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts. Thank you so much, Joe. 1956 – 55 Years Ago Clarence Helriegel of Hughestown retired at age 70 from the Lehigh Valley Railroad, a job he’d held since 1903 operating passenger and freight runs between Sayre and Lehighton, but he wasn’t slowing down. Having held a private pilot’s license before World War II, Helriegel was looking forward to getting back into flying planes. Fellow trainmen Paul Martini, Charles Miller, J.M. Moore, James Gildea, Ed Loftus, Andy Kepich, Bob Harman and Leo Swingle saw him off on his last day of work. With the razing of the Port Griffith Ewen Breaker owned by the Pennsylvania Coal Company and the Number 14 in Port Blanchard the once prosperous King Coal era slipped further into history joining the dismantled Butler, Central, Langcliffe, William A, Exeter and No 6 Breakers. The Sunday Dispatch Inquiring Photographer asked, “Should more women be elected to public office?” Mrs. Margaret Borzell of Falls answered, “I think a woman’s place is in the home. Women are usually behind government officials offering advice, so why not remain in their behind-thescenes-role?” James Fitzpatrick of Pittston said, “I think they’d like to stay in their jobs at home, that’s probably why women don’t bother with politics now, they like their

life just the way it is.” Dolores Mullarkey of Pittston added, “I’ll predict that in time we will have a woman president. Of course, that might be a long way from now, but someday it will happen.” 1966 – 45 Years Ago Ike Solarchik of Duryea retired as custodian of the Duryea School District and started collecting glass bottles, all sorts, medicine, wine, and jugs of every size and shape. Then he went about his hobby of constructing small sailboats inside each one. With 120 separate parts, each sailboat was made of thread, wood, paper, straight pins and wire mesh. He completed approximately 50 sailboats for family and friends. Ike was a breaker boy at 13 and worked in the mines until 1936 when his health forced him to quit.

He’d pitched for the Duryea Tigers baseball team from 1916 to 1918. Airman Daniel C. Vidlicka USN, served aboard the Seventh Fleet attack aircraft carrier USS Constellation, which was stationed in the South China Sea off the coast of Vietnam. The North Vietnamese launched attacks on U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin in August 1964; Constellation was deployed and was the first U.S. warship to launch strikes against North Vietnamese vessels and bases. To read more about the history of this historic ship and its predecessors go to At Detato’s Market in North Main Street, sirloin steak was $.79 per pound, pork roast $.45 per pound and a half gallon of ice cream was $.59. 1976 – 35 Years Ago Biagio Dente was officially inducted into the Honor Society of the American Culinary Federation in 1976. Mr. Dente along with his family traveled to Texas to receive a gold medal naming him Executive Chef. At the time, only 399 chefs held the distinction. During his

trip, Chef Dente collected menus from eleven states. The American Culinary Federation, Inc. was founded in 1929 in New York City. According to the Federation’s web site, in 1976 “they changed the culinary industry by elevating the position of the executive chef from service status to the professional category in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Dictionary of Official Titles.” Since this change, the culinary industry has grown tremendously. The Greater Pittston Lioness Club installed new officers Annette Pavlico, Barbara Tambur, Johanna Pavlico and Mary Soricelli. Sponsored by the Pittston Lions the women’s club was the first of 500 such clubs in 18 nations of the world to join the new program and the eleventh such club in Pennsylvania. 1996 – 15 Years Ago Little League representatives Barry Przybyla, Hank Zielinski, of Wyoming/West Wyoming; Bob Smith and Mike Gerney of Exeter; Norm Chapman of Jenkins Township; Junior Bellanca, Pittston; Jim Manganiello, West Pittston; Joe Chimel and Mike Lokuta,
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There were plenty of happy faces and high fives as the 1986 Capozucca Brothers Oil Indians celebrated after winning the 1986 Pittston Township Little League Championship. Left to right, 1st row: Charles Vennarini, Paul Zaffuto (Current head Pittston Area Baseball Coach), Jerry Ranieli (current Pittstion Area Assistant Coach), Justin France, Jimmy Alba. 2nd row: Sam Marganti, Justin Roche, Sal Argo, Jane Roche. 3rd row: Art Savokinas, Assistant Coach Ray Capozucca, sponsor; Leo Giovagroli, manager; Albert Capozucca, sponsor; John Nelson, Marty Jordan, Mike Savokinas, scorekeeper



Laura Musto Kapalka goes all out to get members
By Alexandria Antonacci


Dispatch Correspondent

Laura Musto Kapalka is the Membership Director at the Greater Pittston YMCA. Her job here involves a mixture of membership and business office duties. “The part of the job I love is designing and marketing new membership opportunities,” said Kapalka. Currently the YMCA has a great special going on: $120 for any membership – with the membership valid until December 31, 2011. She is also currently working on a 3-month for $99 Tomato Festival Special which will start August 18. To help her work with the members more closely, she recently decided to bring back the suggestion box. “We brought the suggestion box back because we truly want to hear feedback from our members, we want to make this the best experience possible for them,” said Kapalka. She took a step further in improving the Y by getting a display TV for the front desk area. She explained, however, that it was quite a challenge to set up aside from the PowerPoint aspect. “I am not an IT person and the technology involved to hook the system up baffled me. Luckily I have a few computer savvy desk attendants who helped me find and order the equipment I needed online and later helped me hook up the system. It is a great addition to our lobby and a great informational tool,” said Kapalka. Even as a full time employee she feels that she spends most of her spare time at the Y. “I love spinning and weight lifting. I actually train at the Y with my husband, Rich. He is a personal trainer here. We actually met at the YMCA when I was asked to write a press release about his personal training for the Dispatch,” said Kapalka. “The most rewarding part of my job has been overseeing our scholarship program. I have the privilege of working closely with our scholarship recipients and their stories are amazing and inspiring,” said Kapalka. The Y provides about $45,000

YMCA Membership Director Laura Musto Kapalka has fun with her nephew Joey Musto, 3, who attends the day care program at the Y.

a year in Child Care and Membership scholarships through funds allocated by the United Way of the Wyoming Valley and the YMCA Annual Campaign. “We have been able to provide scholarships for children for Child Care allowing their parents – who might be struggling and unemployed – to find and secure jobs, improving their quality of life. My membership

scholarship recipients amaze me,” said Kapalka. Most come to the program due to financial problems, she said. Many also have medical complications. “I have one recipient who is a cancer patient. The scholarship allowed him to take yoga here which in turn helped him to manage his pain and he was able to stop taking pain medication,” said Kapalka. She expressed that

stories like this are almost endless. These stories alone could make you realize that the Y is more than just a gym. The Y

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Registration forms were recently mailed to parents of children enrolled in public school, grades K-8. Please note that children in grade 2 will prepare for First Holy Communion (May 6, 2012) and children in grades 6 and up will begin the two year preparation for Confirmation (Spring of 2013). Completed forms and fees should be dropped in the collection basket or brought or mailed to the Parish Office by August 16. Fees are $20 per child, $50 per three or more children if registered by the August 16 deadline. Otherwise the fee is $25 per child. Class assignment and calendar will be mailed to registered students during the first week of September. If, due to some oversight, you did not receive a registration form or if your child transferred from Catholic school to public school and is not on our public school list, please contact Mary Catherine Petroziello at the Parish Office at 654-0053. The Greater Pittston Kids Closet is now open on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The closet is currently open on Wednesdays from 9 – 11:30 a.m. and 5 – 7 p.m. the Greater Pittston Clothes Closet provides clothing to children in need from newborn to size 14/16. Donations of new or gently used clothing are accepted. The Community is asked to

remember the closet when cleaning out your children’s winter clothing and preparing their closet for Spring/Summer clothes. The closet is located in the former Seton Catholic High School, William Street, Pittston. Any questions please call 6540053. We have served 1064 children to date. The Pediatric Health Clinic is now open on the first and third Wednesday of the month. Registration is held in the Seton building from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. Please bring your child’s immunization records with you when you register. Parents or guardians must be present to have their child examined. All services are free and confidential. We have had 186 visits from 100 children of 67 families to date. The Health Clinic is open every Wednesday and is free of

charge. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. in the former Seton Catholic High School and is on a first come, first serve basis. The clinic has had 3,725 patient visits.
ST JOHN’S LUTHERAN 9 Wood St., Pittston Eight Sunday after Pentecost Pastor - John Castellani Organist - Marcia Colleran Lay Reader - Michelle Cherney Aycolyte - Katelyn Colleran 9:30 a.m. Service. Today is a communion Service Please keep our military personnel and their families also our Church members Emalee Kachurka, Donna Miscavage, Joe Dennis, Bobby Drummond, Leonard Peterson, Mike Farrell ,Gene Rooney, Charles Barone and Barb Mizenko, Mary Agnes

Mangel, Ted Burkel, Donna Capobianco, Elaine Proietto, Charlotte Kerns, Gladys Bowman , and Donna Bobbouine in your thoughts and prayers GL SCRIPTS is a year found gift card fund raiser for our Church. A master list will be handed out with the businesses who participate every thing from gas, grocery and department stores and restaurants. From that list you place an order on the first or third Sunday of each Sunday, and the following Sunday you will get your card. If you have any questions leave a message for Tracy Drummond or Sharlene Palimia. Our 3rd Quarter Portals of Prayers, also our Lutheran Message is located in the rear of the church where you can pick them up. Eye glasses and postage stamps are always being collect-

ed in the Narthex of our Church. On Saturday, September 17, a Family Pig Roast will be held. Our 3rd annual college football game trip is October 8, Navy vs. Southern Miss, in Annapolis Maryland. Cost is $ 100 per person with a 25 % discount for Vietnam Vets. Hoagies and soda will be provided. All other drinks BYOB. 6:30 a.m. departure from Redners Pittston Plaza, 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tour the academy; 3:30 kick off, returning back to Pittston approximate 11 p.m. Call Tom at 457-7741 to reserve your seat. If you have any questions or would like to join our Church call 655-2505 and leave your name, phone number and a message and a member will get back to you as soon as possible.
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Our e-mail address is August Acolyte list is as follows: 7 Katelyn Colleran, 14 Brooke Cherney, 21 John Peterson, 28 Justin Peterson. Altar Guild also for August is: Hazel Dennis, Sharleen Palimia and the alternate is Jennifer Peterson.
ST. JOHN’S P.M. CHURCH 316 Main St., Avoca Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. Tuesday Bible Study 6:007:30 p.m. SAINT MONICA’S 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: website: Father Leo J. McKernan, Pastor 363 West 8th St. West Wyoming, Pa 18644 Office hours: Monday – Friday 9 – 4:30 Phone: 693-1991 Email: Website: Daily Mass Schedule: OLOS Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 7 a.m. Thursday – No Mass during Summer Months Bible Study will resume in the fall. Confession: Saturday 3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 6:30 a.m. – 6:50 a.m. Anytime by appointment. Into the Wild: This is a great outdoor experience weekend for men. Space is limited so reserve now. Includes rustic cabin accommodations, 9 meals, 4 talks, outdoor skill training and much more. Event takes place August 11 – 14. For more details and info visit Holy Spirit Promise of the Covenant – Retreat will be held at Villa of Our Lady Retreat House, 245 Meadowside Rd., Mount Pocono, Pa 18344 with Rev. Anthony Mario Ozele, anointed preacher and teacher on August 26 – 28. Retreat begins

with registration at 5:30 followed by Mass at 8 p.m. Retreat closes on Sunday with Mass at 2 p.m. Cost including meals and lodging is $150. Phone 955-0680 for more information or see Father McKernan. In the fall after Labor Day Father McKernan will meet on Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 10:30 with all High School Students who would like to learn more about our Catholic Faith as it relates to important issues of our day. It is an opportunity to learn more about Jesus Christ and the Bible. Interested? Call 693-1991. JMJ Radio 7:50 a.m. Listen and learn about your Catholic Faith. If you have difficulty hear-

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SAINT PETER’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 100 Rock Street, Hughestown Summer Schedule Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Worship Service SAINT MARIA GORETTI Laflin The next Flea Market DropOff date will be August 13 from
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ST. MARY’S POLISH NATIONAL CATHOLIC CHURCH 200 Stephenson Street, Duryea Fr. Carmen Bolock Phone: (570)-457-2291 Daily masses are at 8:00 a.m. Sunday masses at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Holy Day Masses 8 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Rectory phone number 4572291. SAINT MARY’S/SS PETER AND PAUL CHURCHES ’S 715 Hawthorne St./1000 Main St., Avoca St. Mary’s/SS. Peter and Paul’s Parish will have their annual family fun picnic Sunday, Aug. 14 at Gouldsboro State Park. The fun begins at 1 p.m. with a greeting and welcome hour followed by Mass at 2 p.m. Following Mass, attendees will feast on a covered dish dinner. At 4 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to participate in games, swimming, and fishing. To register, please contact the rectory office at 457-3412.

The pastoral council will meet Monday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. in St. Mary’s Rectory, 715 Hawthorne St. The implementation team will meet Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. in St. Mary’s Rectory. The finance council will meet Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. in St. Mary’s Rectory. Religious education classes at St. Mary’s/SS. Peter and Paul’s Parish will begin Sunday, Sept. 11 for the First Communion class and Monday, Sept. 12 for students in grades K-7. A registration form and a 2011-2012 religious education calendar will be sent to all students this month. St. Mary’s/SS. Peter and Paul’s Parish is going green! Any person who would like to drop off aluminum cans may place them in a container in the empty bay of St. Mary’s Rectory Garage which will be open on the weekend during Mass times: Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 8, 10, and 11 a.m. To have your cans picked up, please call Jason at 3515062. Become a fan today! St. Mary’s/SS. Peter and Paul’s Parish now has a page on Facebook. Anyone who is interested in renting St. Mary’s School for child care, parties, or other useful activities is invited to call the rectory at 457-3412 to learn more about this opportunity. Daily Masses: St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St., at 8 a.m. (Wednesday at 7 p.m.) Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church Miraculous Medal Novena: Wednesday following the 7 p.m. Mass Weekends Masses: Saturday at 4 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church; Sunday at 8 and11a.m. at St. Ma-

ry’s Church and at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul’s Church Confession: Saturdays 3:153:45 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church; anytime upon request by calling 457-3412. Prayer Chain: 457-5867
SECOND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Parsonage St., Pittston The Session of the Second Presbyterian Church announces the following schedule for the week of August 7: Sunday, August 7 – 10 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion at Church Picnic, Martinelli’s Home, Duryea Monday, August 8 – 6:30 p.m. Session Tuesday, August 9 – 7 p.m. AA Meeting Thursday, August 11 – Noon, Sisterhood of Divine Diners Costello’s in Edwardsville. TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Spring Street and Montgomery Avenue, West Pittston Parish Mission: “To live and build holy community.” All welcome: Worldwide Anglican Communion: ‘We believe in one holy, Catholic apostolic church.” Web of information and links at and Sunday Holy Eucharist: 11 a.m. every Sunday. Holy Days as announced. Food Pantry: August items needed are pudding and fruit snack packs, peanut butter, jelly. Prayernetwork. Open To Public. Daily prayer for those with needs requesting prayerful support. Start Prayernetwork at parish office 654-3261. Youth Program: 10:45 a.m. every Sunday. Weekday special events and service projects as announced. Faith Forum for Adults: Enrichment for adults seeking spiritual renewal and opportunities

for ministry and volunteerism. Parish Life Events Team: Bimonthly first Sundays. Parish Council: Every second Sunday. Women of Trinity: Every third Sunday. WOT Ministry Invitation. The Women of Trinity have undertaken a ministry to help support Good Shepherd Episcopal 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, toiletries in a
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What’s in a (nick) name? In Avoca, plenty
Five members of ‘Romeo Club’ compile list of Avocans with nicknames
The call themselves the “Romeo Club” but it’s not what you think. This “Romeo” is an acronym for Retired Old Men Eating Out. There are five of them: Bob Donovan, retired electrical engineer and former resident of Avoca; Jay Delaney, former mayor of Hughestown and former resident of Avoca; Dr. Lew Druffner, retired medical doctor, volunteer at the Care and Concern Free Health Clinic in Pittston, and lifetime resident of Avoca; Joe Hannon, former mayor of Avoca and a lifetime resident of the borough; and Tom Cummings, former investigator and consultant for the IRS. What the first four have in common, of course, is Avoca. All are natives and two still live there. Cummings is from Dunmore but is considered an “adopted Avocan” with strong ties to several residents of the town. The group meets for lunch every three weeks at various restaurants in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. At one luncheon, Bob Donovan had an idea that came to him during a hospital stay in January of 2010: compile a list of all Avocans, alive and not, who are known by nicknames. A list was started and it became a topic of discussion at every luncheon. Club members easily came up with 90 names at first and then kept thinking of others. They solicited help from Joe Renzi, Stan Waleski, Red Patterson, Mike George and Mickey Volch and wound up with a list of about 300. Here it is, in alphabetical order no less: Malcolm ‘Mac’ Alexander, Quentin ‘Pete’ Algar, James ‘Big Jim’ Allardyce Sr., James ‘Dicey’ Allardyce, William ‘Bunker’ Allen, Elsworth ‘Elsie’ Atwell. Bill ‘Bucky’ Baclasky, Joseph ‘Shorty’ Bartnici, Sr., Joseph ‘Bart’ Bartnicki, Tom ‘Boots’ Belunis, Len ‘Duke’ Berkoski, Brian ‘Ice-Man’ Berlew, David ‘Bochum’ Berlew, Don ‘Duck’ Blackwell, Anthony ‘Cooper’ Blaskiewicz, Joe ‘Moe’ Blaskiewicz, Tom ‘Harry’ Blaskiewicz, Robert ‘Red’ Blaskiewicz, John ‘Chic’ Boone, Martin ‘Muck’ Boone, Edward ‘Bethska’ Boris, Feliz ‘Bruce’ Boris, Stanley ‘Statzie’ Borowitz, Robert ‘Doc’ Brennan, Thomas ‘Iggy’ Brunton, Anthony ‘Monk’ Burke, John ‘Sexton’ Bryk. Ambrose ‘Rocky’ Callahan, ‘Spit’ Callahan, Vince ‘Whistler’ Calvey, Robert ‘Capp’ Cappelloni, Edward ‘Luco’ Carroll, John ‘Skithers’ Carroll, William ‘Lipper’ Calvey, Ed ‘Swamp’ Carlin, Jim ‘Jake’ Carruthers, Donald ‘Midge’ Casey, Ernie ‘Juker’ Cavaleri, George ‘Iyou’ Chrobak, John ‘Moochi’ Cituk, ‘Spades’ Cituk, Alfred ‘Lefty’ Clifford, Anthony ‘Huckster’ Clifford, Anthony ‘Ler’ Clifford, John ‘Jerk’ Clifford, John ‘Pop’ Clifford, Martin ‘Bear’ Clifford, Michael ‘Mugsy’ Clifford, Pat ‘MadDog’ Clifford, Joe ‘Hidgy’ Collins, Thomas ‘Cookie’ Collins, Joe ‘Botts’ Corcoran, Raymond ‘Zoiky’ Cuday, Joe ‘Skinner’ Davidson, John ‘Dukey’ Davidson, ‘Pinky’ Davidson, ‘Curley’ Davis, Gary ‘Slugsie’ DeSanto, Anthony ‘Chuschel’ Dolan, John ‘Gent’ Dolan, John ‘Shieker’ Dolan, ‘Wolfy’ Dommermuth, ‘Jiggs’ Donnelly, Msgr. William ‘Wild Bill’ Donavan, Earl ‘Pete’ Dooner, James ‘Duke’ Dooner, Ambrose ‘Sam’ Doran, Howard ‘Hawk’ Doran, Ray ‘By’ Droginski, Ed ‘Brownie’ Halagarda, Charles ‘Chucky’ Hannon, Harold ‘Hal’ Hannon, Harold ‘Tinney’ Hannon, Joseph ‘Josser’ Hannon, Michael ‘Bo’ Hannon, Christopher ‘Gopher’ Harbright, James ‘Hackey’ Haskins, Edward ‘Feefo’ Hobbs, Joseph ‘Jodie’ Hobbs, ‘Bull’ Hobbs, ‘Hoodoo’ Hobbs, Bill ‘Hotdog’ Hush. Barney ‘Dave’ Jacek, John ‘Chipper’ Jacek, Walter ‘Porkey’ Jacek, ‘Lanker’ Johnson, Charles ‘Jop’ Jopling (Sr.), Charles ‘Baa’ Jopling (Jr), ‘Chirp’ Jopling, John ‘Horse’ Joyce, Joseph ‘Pony’ Joyce, Michael ‘Pootsy’ Joyce, William ‘Saddle’ Joyce, ‘Doc’ Joyce. Robert ‘Betha’ Kania, Joseph ‘Huck’ ‘Hennie’ Meade, Don ‘Punk’ Meehan, Gerald ‘Barney’ Meehan, Mike ‘Ham’ Meehan, Al ‘Buster’ Moore, James ‘Murph’ Moore, Mike ‘Pint’ Mullen, Thomas ‘Tosh’ Mullen, Paul ‘Stew’ Mullin, William ‘By’ Mullins. Joseph ‘Hangman’ Neary, Patrick ‘Goof’ Nolan, Robert ‘Nerves’ Nolan, Robert ‘Barrels’ Nolan, Jr. Francis ‘Dewey’ O’Brien, James ‘Red’ O’Brien, John ‘Goober’ O’Brien, Michael ‘Joe’ O’Brien, ‘Shamis’ O’Brien, Thomas ‘Slim’ O’Brien, Austin ‘Buzzy’ O’Malley Jr., Austin ‘Buzzy’ O’Malley III, Frederick ‘Fergy’ O’Malley, Jimmy ‘Funge’ O’Malley, Thomas ‘Fat-Wallet’ O’Malley, Henry ‘Hienney’ Ostroski, Joseph ‘Joe-Bah’ Ostroski, ‘Porkey’ Ostrowski, ‘Sheeba’ Ostrowski, Sylvester ‘Silver’ Ostrowski, Tom ‘Rabbit’ Ostrowski. Thomas ‘Red’ Patterson, George ‘Skeets’ Pedley, Robert ‘Pecker’ Pointon, Joe ‘Peanuts’ Potorsky. Murray ‘Sidney’ Rabkin, John ‘Perry’ Rafferty, Francis ‘Puggy’ Ratchford, Alfred ‘Silver’ Reap, Joseph ‘Speed’ Reardon, Al ‘Wishy’ Redington, Charles ‘Galley’ Reed, Francis ‘Ike’ Regan, Francis ‘Butch’ Regan Jr., Mike ‘Pooper’ Regan, Joseph ‘Spig’ Renzi, John ‘Jake’ Robbins, Hugh ‘Huey’ Rogan, Joseph ‘Monk’ Rogan, James ‘Bimbo’ Ryan, Joe ‘Woody’ Ryan, ‘Peck’ Ryan. Don ‘Fish’ Salmon, ‘Fitko’ Salmon, Joe ‘Schach’ Satkowski, Ed ‘O buddy’ Seach, Edmund ‘Bulldog’ Sekelsky, James ‘Shine’ Sheers, Henry ‘Hick’ Shemanski, Joseph ‘Whitney’ ‘Snowball’ Shemanski, Robert ‘Depot’ Singer, Jim ‘Chopsey’ Slusaryk, Henry ‘Lolly’ Slusazczyk, Joe ‘Norby’ Snopek, Joe ‘Snowball’ Snopkowski, Mike ‘Jyntsee’ Snopkowski, Joe ‘Capone’ Sroka, Butch ‘Rocket-man’ Stelma, William ‘Junior’ Sworan. James ‘Thinker’ Thomas, Jim ‘Slim’ Tigue, Bill ‘Skunker’ Timlin, James ‘Whitey’ Timlin. ‘Boxer’ VanLuvender, John ‘TrickyMick’ Vermac, Joseph ‘Deputy’ Vermac, Anthony ‘Stones’ Volch, Michael ‘Mickey’ Volch, Walter ‘Chips’ Volch, Ed ‘Quincy’ Vols, Joe ‘Sparrow’ Vols. John ‘Dinty’ Waleski, Stanley ‘Piggy’ Waleski Sr., Stanley ‘Buzzer’ ‘Dow’ Waleski, Raul ‘Peaches’ Walsh, Joseph ‘Stuffer’ Walsh, Edward ‘Grit’ Wanalista, Bernard ‘Wendy’ Wendolowski, Frank ‘Pierre’ Wilk, ‘Danksy’ Williams, ‘Skeets’ Williams, William ‘Willy’ ‘Raglieh’ Wills, John ‘Tubber’ Woods, Charles ‘Spider’ Woolever. ‘Edju’ Yaablonski, ‘Petey’ Yablonski, ‘Sinka’ Yablonski, ‘Tucker’ Yablonski.

For example: Brian ’Ice Man’ Berlew; Howard ’Hawk" Doran; Ed ’Swamp’ Carlin; Tom ’Rabbit’ Ostrowski; Austin ’Buzzy’ O’Malley III; Pat ’Mad Dog’ Clifford; Don ’Fish’ Salmon; John ’Soup’ Durkin; Mark ’Cupcake’ Lokuta; Anthony ’Cooper’ Blaskiewicz; Patrick ’Packy’ McGlynn; Joseph ’Hennie’ Meade; Michael ’Pootsy’ Joyce; and Msgr. William ’Wild Bill’ Donavan, who must have been something in the confessional.
‘Batler’ Drouse, Ed ‘Muzzy’ Drouse, George ‘Sonny’ Druffner, Francis ‘Duke’ Durkin, John ‘Soup’ Durkin, James ‘T-Y’ Dwyer, Thomas ‘Unkie’ Dwyer. James ‘Poochy’ Emlaw, Stanley ‘Herky’ Exeter. Charles ‘Chazz’ Farrell, Joe ‘Fuzzer’ Farrell, ‘Lidy’ Farrell, Michael ‘Riley’ Farrell, Pat ‘Perk’ Farrell, Robert ‘Oppue’ Farrell, John ‘Hugger’ Fitzpatrick, James ‘Peck’ Fitzsimmons, James ‘Peewee’ Frew, Joe ‘Taffy’ Frew, Eugene ‘Jeuka’ Fuller, Harold ‘Mucky’ Fuller, Harold ‘Tink’ Fuller. James ‘Snake’ Gardner, John ‘Wimpy’Gedrich, David ‘Muckeye’ George, Eugene ‘Genie’ George, Francis ‘Poggy’ George, John ‘Jacko’ George , Joe ‘Squatley’ George, Raymond ‘Moonshine’ George, Robert ‘Boo-Koo’ George, William ‘Nip’ George, William ‘Bonka’ George, Anthony ‘Daddy’ Gilrain, James ‘Peanuts’ Golden, Thomas ‘Swamie’ (Squire) Golden, Thomas ‘Tut’ Golden, ‘Ike’ Goul, Joe ‘Youshu’ Goul, Robert ‘Chippy’ Grace, Doald ‘Bage’ Gutowski. Edward ‘Deuce’ Haddock, Ted ‘Bland’ Haddock, Chester ‘Zip’ Hadduck, Stanley ‘Goosey’ Haduck, Eugene ‘Ducky’ Hadley, William ‘Monk’ Hadley, Stanley Kelly, Joseph ‘Baas’ Kennedy, Ted ‘Feathers’ Kerechuk, Alan ‘Zippy’ Kiesinger, Mark ‘Whitey’ Kiesinger, John ‘Babes’ Kobilinski, Walter ‘Snowball’ Kiesinger, Alex ‘Junky’ Kobilinski, Walter ‘Bossy’ Kobilinski, Edward ‘Okie’ Kobilis, Stash ‘Zippo’ Kolander. Thomas ‘Post’ Lampman, James ‘Bucky’ Lavelle, John ‘J-J’ Lavelle, Robert ‘Bingo’ Lavelle, Thomas ‘Pat’ Lavelle, Frank ‘Butch’ Leschinski, John ‘Murph’ Leschinski, Alfred ‘Rock’ Lis, Thomas ‘Timmy’ Llewellyn, Mrs. ‘Tuffy’ McGuffy Llewellyn, Bob ‘Yabow’ Loftus, Mark ‘Cupcake’ Lokuta. Frank ‘Meatball’ Madigan Sr., Frank ‘Spanky’ Madigan, ‘Jiggs’ Madigan, John ‘Slip’ Madigan, John ‘Cannonball’ Marley, Robert ‘Bibus’ Marley, William ‘Pepper’ Martin, Bob ‘Booby’ McAndrew, Frank ‘Butch’ McAndrew, Raymond ‘Chick’ McAndrew, John ‘Tarheels’ McDermott, Robert ‘Bingo’ McDermott, James ‘Gassy’ McDonald, James ‘Jinx’ McGlynn, Martin ‘Marty’ McGlynn, Leo ‘Buzz’ McGlynn, Patrick ‘Packy’ McGlynn, Thomas ‘Stauffer’ McGlynn, James ‘Luggers’ McGuire, Cornelius ‘Red’ McLaughlin, Michael ‘Barrels’ McMahon, Jim ‘Jimbo’ McMahon, Thomas ‘Mickey’ McMullen, Henry


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variety food booths along with a gala parade, 5K run, scholarship pageant, sauce wars, tomato fights, tomato contest; Little Miss and Mr. Contest. Live entertainment: Thursday, August 18 5 p.m. Festival opens 6 p.m. Opening Ceremony 6:30-8:00 p.m. Windfall 9 to 11 p.m. Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots. Friday, August 19 5:30-7:30 p.m. Groove Train 8:30 to 11 p.m. M80 Saturday, August 20 11 a.m. 5K Race 11:30 a.m. Parade 12:30 p.m. Race Awards Ceremony 1:00-2:00 p.m. Queen Scholarship Pageant

1:30 p.m. Tomato Fights at Cooper’s Waterfront parking lot on Kennedy Boulevard 2:30-3:30 p.m. The Hi Lites 4:30-6:00 p.m. Somethin’ Else 6:45-7:45 p.m. Kriki 7:00 Tomato Contest: Largest, Smallest, Ugliest and Most Perfect Tomato at Committee Stand 8:30 to 11 p.m. Flaxy Morgan Sunday, August 21 10:45-12:00 Little Miss and Little Mr. Tomato Contest 12:30-1:45 Stanky and the Coal Miners 2:45-4:30 The Poets 5:30-6:30 p.m. Jeanne Zano Band 7:15-8:15 p.m. Bad Hair Day 9 to 10:15 p.m. Dave Joyce and the Slow Pitch Band. Watch for the original Pittston Tomato Festival guide in next Sunday’s Sunday Dispatch. ing. You make the sales!
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of Broad & Church Sts. Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion: 1st Sunday each month Choir Rehearsal: Thursday’s at 7 p.m. unless told otherwise United Methodist Women: Second Monday unless told otherwise Website Phone 655-4340 leave message Tuesday, September 13 - Hoagie Sale - Choices ham, salami & cheese or turkey & cheese with or without onion. Price of hoagie is $4. All orders are due by Sunday, September 11. To place an order call 654-3936 or 693-1572. Saturday, September 17 - Craft Show & Bake Sale with a lunch menu from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No charge for admission to Craft Show -Vendors interested in reserving a table call603-1915 or 655-6414by Monday, August 22. Wednesday, September 14 Administrative Council meeting at 7 p.m. - All are welcomed to attend. Saturday, September 24, the Doo Wop Bus trip will leave the Pittston Plaza promptly at 10:30 a.m. Bus is filled -waiting list has been established.

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store-like setting in the church’s refurbished basement of donated items. The Woman of Trinity has supported this ministry by recently delivering 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 them in 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 children through age five accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Next session features Bongos and begins September 13. Visit for details or call 654-3261. Trinity’s Giant Neighborhood Yard Sales. Every First Saturday through October. Reserve space in advance by telephoning the parish office at 654-3261. All day vendor space only $10. Lunch items such as chili-dogs, wimpies and baked goods available throughout the day. Average of 30+ vendors every First Saturday and hundreds of customers visiting! We do the advertis-


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And the Beat Goes On
By Ryan O'Malley

311 and Sublime prove they’ve survived the test of time
same ska-funk sound that Gaugh and Wilson have built a career on. And Rome, sounding almost too eerily like Nowell, is the perfect choice to make the outfit whole. However, the biggest pops of the night occurred during the older cuts like a spot-on take of its cover of the Grateful Dead classic “Scarlet Begonias,” which included Nowell’s original rap about life following a band on the road. On other classics such as “April 29, 1992,” “Badfish,” and the original lineup’s Number One hit “What I Got,” you could go deaf from the mutual screaming of 15,000 rabid fans reliving its younger days. After a brief break, the trio returned with a blistering version of its reggaefused hit “Santeria,” which served as the perfect ending to a nearly-perfect set. Following a half-hour break, the funk/rock/alternative/reggae collective 311 took the stage for a ferocious 20-song set, which kicked off with a rousing version of the crowd favorite “Beautiful Disaster.” Much like Sublime with Rome, 311 – Nick Hexum, S.A. Martinez, P-Nut, Tim Mahoney and Chad Sexton – brought out material from its new album ‘Universal Pulse.’ Early in the set, the lead single “Sunset In July” proved that the band never lost touch with its almost rap/rock roots. Other rap/rock bands of the time, like Limp Bizkit, have lost its staying power, but the music and the message of 311 have always continued to thrive and elevate the band to new thresholds, like its headlining status today. But, like any good live act, the Omaha, Nebraska outfit realizes where its fans hearts are at: the older material. And like any good live act, they didn’t disappoint. Ripping through cuts like “Come Original,” “All Mixed Up,” “My Stoney Baby,” and “Amber,” 311 kept the fans out of the seats and sent them into a dancing euphoria, with its mix of funk and rock, interspersed with a trippy light show. After ending the main set with the new “Time Bomb,” before launching into its early-era Number One hit “Down,” the band encored with a fitting “Who Got the Herb?,” followed by “Creatures (For A While).” If this tour can prove anything, it’s a wake-up call to people who remember the 90’s as nothing more than a decade full of imposter boy bands and wannabe pop stars. Yes, they were a huge part of the decade, but where are most (not all) of them now? Surely not filling amphitheatres like Sublime With Rome and 311. Then again, that was the 90’s, and things change. And the beat goes on… Ryan O’Malley is the music journalist for The Sunday Dispatch and a correspondent for The Weekender. He may be reached at


For music fans, the ‘90s were like a chameleon. The decade started with the blown-out hair rock from the likes of Poison, and ended with the invasion of boy bands and more bubblegum pop stars. While many other genres were introduced during the ‘90s, two of the decade’s most appreciated acts, 311 and Sublime, have been embraced by the public well beyond their heyday and the subsequent pop takeover. To further prove the bands’ music perseverance, the two have joined forces for a fiery summer tour, which included a near-capacity stop at the Bethel Woods Center in Bethel, New York Monday, July 25. Taking the stage around 7, Sublime with Rome – as it’s now known after a lawsuit from the estate of late original frontman Bradley Nowell prevented the trio from touring as ‘Sublime’ – hit fans with a tight “Panic,” the lead single from its newly released album ‘Yours Truly.’ Although the trio – Rome Ramirez

on guitar and vocals, Bud Gaugh on drums, and bassist Eric Wilson – delivered a half dozen cuts from the new album, the band realized and respected that most fans were there to revisit the music that helped define a generation. With energetic runs through fan-favorites like “Date Rape,” “Smoke Two Joints,” and “Wrong Way,” it was nearly impossible to find someone who wasn’t dancing during the 70minute set. Having the music make people get up and dance while giving a feel for life in the Long Beach region of California may have been one of the most appealing aspects of the original lineup, and the new version is doing a fine job in carrying on that tradition. After grabbing the audience with the old cuts, the trio managed to do one of the hardest things in music: keep the crowd dancing with new material. Tracks like “Lovers Rock” and “Same Old Situation,” have the

Local dancers at Knoebels’s this Friday
David Blight Dancers to perform at amusement park
Dancers from both the Pittston and Wilkes-Barre David Blight Dance Studios will be performing at Knoebel’s Amusement Park on Friday, August 12. They will be performing on the main stage of Knoebel’s from 3:30 to 4:40 p.m. A variety of routines will be featured. Pictured are the award winning Kit Kats from the Pittston Studio. Front left to right: Alexandra Traglia, Hunter Antal, Maria Lussi, Rachel Leandri. Back left to right: Gabrielle McNeill, Alexandra McKitish, Faith Musinski, Jamie Lombardo.


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Diane Fritz is busy in the kitchen Thursday night at the Sacred Heart Picnic in Dupont.

Irene Wilkas and Florenze Weigel use their umbrellas to keep not only the


Ella O'Brien (age 4) is all decked out.

Irene Orloski won't let it rain on her parade.

We see you, Brooke Wesolowski and we know you are 6 years old.

c of Picnics’


Heart of Jesus Church festival

Tatiana Suspinski serves 'em up two at a time at the Sacred Heart picnic in Dupont.

mselves but also their bingo cards dry.

Joe Zachary (age 9) Fallon (age 2) Nolan


Andy Yuhas selects a lollipop.

Susan Hughes and Sammy Hughes (age 4)

Austin Elko spins the big wheel.


ALS Awareness game set at PNC Park on August 27
The annual ALS Awareness game at PNC Yankee Stadium in Moosic will be held Saturday, August 27. The PALS (Prevent ALS) of the late Jimmy Duffy will sponsor attendance in the left pavilion. Price will include a buffet, ticket, and a donation to ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a form of motor neuron disease. ALS is a progressive, fatal, neurodegenerative disease caused by the degeneration of motor neurons, the nerve cells in the central nervous system that control voluntary muscle movement. A cash bar will be available. Several theme baskets will be raffled off during the game. For tickets and information contact Mary at 947-9120 or, Florence at 655-1763.

Planning the annual ALS Awareness game at PNC park are, left to right facing camera, Grace Aritz, Rosemary Dessoye, Jean Loftus, and Mary Burke. Front row, Patsy McHale, Rosaria and Hai Ying Baldino.

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Avoca/Dupont; Pat Ratchford, Duryea and Art Savokinas, Pittston Township, were busy planning the 21st annual tournament of Little League Champions. Originally called the Vullo and Mall Merchants Tournament when it began in 1975, the tournament, in 1996, was sponsored by Savo’s Pizza. Answer Frank Gubbiotti of Exeter and Joseph McDonald of Inkerman built a quarter midget racer for Frank’s eight-year-old nephew Jimmy Gubbiotti to drive at Bone Stadium. Quarter midget racing, popular in California, was coming to Pennsylvania by way of the stadium and after seeing the GubbiottiMcDonald creation on display, other cars were set for production. Frank’s daughter Marilyn also enjoyed driving the racer which had “Jimbo” and streaks of lightning painted on its side. Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed. - Linda Wooten
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Fruits and vegetables aplenty at the farmers market
The Pittston Farmer’s Market has been relocated to the former St. John the Baptist School Parking lot on William Street. The lot is located across the street from St. John the Evangelist Church and St. Gabriel’s House and adjacent to DeMuro’s Pizza. The market is held every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. until the Tuesday before Thanksgiving Day. Fruits and vegetables in season are abundant. Seen at Glomb’s and Dymonds stands are tomatoes, corn in varieties of white, yellow and combination of both, broccoli, string beans, kali rabbi, swiss chard, green peppers, Italian peppers, carrots, beets, onions, eggplants, zucchini, yellow squash, and dill. Brace’s Orchard is featuring a variety of peaches, apples, cider, honey, cider donuts, candy and Carmel apples. Other fruit will follow as in season. Paul Pauliny specialty is a variety of plums, peaches and tomatoes. Bruce Bartuska is selling his specialties of chili, salsa and tomato sauces. James Bussaco, a local historian, is on site with many yester year photos of Pittston and Greater Pittston. Copies of Joe Borini’s paintings of Pittston are also available for sale. New vendors are welcome to participate in the market. Charitable and civic organizations are welcome to participate free of charge on a week to week bases. Vouchers received from the PA Department of Agriculture are honored at the market by the vendors. Free parking is available on the St. John the Evangelist Parking lot on William Street. Information concerning the market is available by calling Maria C. and Chester Montante at 655-2398.


Tomato Festival meeting Tuesday
The Pittston Tomato Festival Committee will meet on Tuesday, August 9, at 7 p.m. at the Pittston Memorial Library, 49 Broad Street, Pittston. Final plans for the 28th annual Tomato Festival will be discussed and a committee photo will be taken. The dates for the festival are Thursday, August 18, through Sunday, August 21. For more information, call (570)655-1424 or visit the website

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tacts every 24 hours. Within a few short weeks nursing mothers are eager to resume many of their usual activities with baby along. A baby has a need and a right to be fed, even in public. This kind of uninterrupted contact contributes to maintaining the recommended exclusive breastfeeding until the middle of baby’s first year. The benefits of breastfeeding with complementary foods continue for mother and baby well after the baby’s first birthday. Amy Spangler has said, “While breastfeeding may not seem the right choice for every parent, it is the best choice for every baby.” For more information on how breastfeeding can work for you and your baby contact The Luzerne County Breastfeeding

Coalition 570-808-5534. The Coalition is comprised of representatives from Northeastern Pennsylvania whose mission is to establish breastfeeding as the cultural norm in our community by advocating the promotion, protection, and support of breastfeeding. We believe that establishing more resources for breastfeeding mothers will encourage breastfeeding practices and improve breastfeeding outcomes. Local hospitals, Lactation Consultants, Maternal and Family Health Services, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Early Head Start, Nurse Family Partnership, and La Leche League, sit on this Coalition and new members are welcome. Karen L. Shaw Falls



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gust 14, at 10:30 a.m. at 111 S. Main Street, Pittston.
Dog Wash

Thursdays, 12 Noon to 8 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1p.m. Phone number is 654-9565, or visit us on the Web at
San Cataldo Meeting

The San Cataldo Mutual Aid Society of Pittston will hold their monthly meeting on Sunday, Au-

Pet Services by Denise will have its fourth annual “Dog Wash” Sunday, Aug. 28 from 12-4 p.m. at the sitting service, 113 Foote Ave. The cost is $10 per pup, and $5 for nail trimming. In addition to the dog wash, there will also be a lemonade stand, an ice pop sale by the Denise’s junior volunteers, and a yard sale. There will even be psychic pet readings available by

appointment. Kerrie Rozelle of All 4 Paws Grooming Salon, Pittston, is the chairperson of this event. For more information and to schedule an appointment with the psychic, please call Pet Services by Denise at 457-1625. All proceeds will benefit Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.

Laflin Library

The Laflin Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, "Bee A Reader" will be coming to a close. All books will need to be returned to the library by Thursday, August 11. The annual cookout, for the close of the program, will be held on Saturday, August 13, at noon on the playground behind the Laflin Borough Building. Children will receive their certificates and choose a prize for all of the read-

ing they have done over the past six weeks. Beginning Tuesday, August 30 the library will be starting fall hours. The library will be open Tuesday through Friday - 3:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The Laflin Public Library is located at 47 Laflin Road, Laflin. Phone number is 654-3323 or visit on the web at


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Walking, hiking groups forming at senior center
Thursday is Hawaiian Day at the Pittston center
tions, one night at the Tropicana Casino with revue show if available, 8 meals, visits to Cape May, Smithville, afternoon pizza party, ice cream social, three nights of entertainment. A $150 deposit is required. Senior Citizens Centers, sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming counties, offer hot noon meals Monday through Friday to people 60 years of age or older. Donations from participants are gratefully accepted and needed in order to expand this program. The following is the menu for the week of August 8: Monday - Baked lemon chicken (quarters, bone in), sautéed summer vegetables, parslied rice, crackers, nectarine, tapioca pudding, margarine, milk and coffee. Tuesday - Hamburger w/sautéed onions, three bean salad, corn “cobette”, whole wheat hamburger roll, ketchup, mustard, chocolate sorbet, margarine, milk and coffee. Wednesday - Batter dipped fish, cucumber/onion salad, seasoned potatoes wedges, multigrain bread, crackers, tartar sauce, ketchup, no-bake cheesecake with fresh berry topping, A walking group is forming AT THE Greater Pittston Senior Citizens Center. The group walks every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. If you would like to join or for further information call the center at 655-5561. A hiking group with Nikki is forming. The group will be meeting on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. at Frances Slocum State Park. For further information call the center. Reservations are now open for the following trips: Bloomsburg Fair, Monday, Monday, September 26; Tioga Downs, October 4; and the American Music Theater, Thursday, December 1. For further information contact Connie at the center. Reservations are being accepted for a 5-day, four-night trip to Wildwood, New Jersey on September 11-15. Price is $395 and includes transportation, threenight oceanfront accommodamargarine, milk and coffee. Thursday - Hawaiian Day Lunch: Roast pork, garden salad, rice, sweet potatoes, pineapple juice, coconut pudding, margarine, milk and coffee. Friday - Roast turkey, gravy, carrots, mashed potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, stuffing, pumpkin pudding parfait, margarine, milk and coffee.



Borough news notes


Hughestown Borough council will meet Monday, August 8, at 7:30 p.m. with Wayne Quick presiding. Roads in Stauffer Heights have been repaired. Some potholes will be addressed that were not done. A sealer was put along the edges to help secure the repairs. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rock Street, rummage sale was a success. The fields in Robert Yaple Memorial Park will be used for soccer. Grass and weeds have been cleaned up. No flag football will be offered this year. A problem on Rock Street will be taken care of by PennDOT. Ron Ralston from Rep. Michael Carroll’s office spearheaded this along with Councilmen Wayne Quick and Eddie Strubeck and Street Commissioner Moon Copp.



Borough’s 4th annual Party in the Park Saturday
The 4th annual Party in the Park will be held at the Little League Park Pavilion Complex on Elm Street next Saturday, August 13, from 1 to 9 p.m. There will be live entertainment throughout the day with local bands of interest: Dawgs, Plan B, Folk N Nutz, Bret Alexander, Dennis Exter, and Elvis. New this year will be a dunk tank with members of the Dupont police force willing to take the plunge. The Greater Pittston Area Leo’s Club will do face painting beginning at 3:00 p.m. The newly formed Neighborhood Crime Watch Founder/ President Joseph Nolan will do a live interview at the Park with Jon Meyers, of Channel 16 in the early afternoon. On the menu: hot dogs, hamburgers, wimpies, fries, haluski, macaroni salad, coleslaw, bbq pork sandwiches (starting at 3 p.m) sno cones, soda, water, theme cake by Cake Studio, cake from Cwikla’s Bakery, and other desserts plus much more. There will be more than 25 baskets for the Chinese auction including lottery, cash, tool box, dental basket, lotion basket, rooster basket, Barbie basket, boy basket, peace basket, picnic basket, 8 x 8 canopy, school supplies and gift certificates from Sprinkles and Shakes, Savos Pizza, Weis Market. The Dupont History Book and memorabilia will be on display. T-shirts will be available for $8 and $10 with the proceeds going to offset the costs of this year’s Party in the Park. All are welcome.
Bowling Signups

In the towns


residents to join together to secure the safety of the community by joining the newly formed Neighborhood Crime Watch. This non-profit Organization is completely backed by the Dupont Police, Mayor Dan Lello and Council. The Dupont Neighborhood Crime Watch will hold their first meeting Tuesday, August 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Dupont Municipal building with Luzerne County District Attorney Jackie Carroll as guest speaker at the first meeting. For more information contact Joseph Nolan at 445-6720 or Crime Prevention Sgt John Saranchuk at 654-9971.
Council Meeting

tion or church or group that would like to have pictures or article included in the next year calendar should contact Patty at 655-6216 as soon as possible.
Vandalism at Park

There is still time to sign up for this year’s League Bowling at Dupont Lanes. You can register today, Sunday, August 7, from noon to 3:00 p.m. at Elko’s & Sons Bowling Lanes, Main Street.
Crime Watch Meeting

Dupont Borough Council will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 9, at 7:00 p.m. in the James Cocco Council Chambers in the Municipal Building. The agenda includes: updates on the all construction, introduction of the new Neighborhood Crime Watch and Little League Park. Dupont Volunteer Hose Company No.1 annual fund drive is underway for 2011. Letters have been sent to all borough residents seeking financial support. The all-volunteer Fire Department relies primarily upon donations from residents and businesses in order to provide the best level of fire protection to the community. For 96 years the fire department members have invested donations in the most efficient manner through continuing education of the volunteers, updating rescue equipment and the maintenance of the new fire truck.
Borough Calendar

Dupont Borough Council will review closing or providing 24hour police coverage at the Little League Park at the next borough meeting because of a reckless few individuals who have again vandalized the park. The damage this time has been extensive: rides were broken, a new handicap picnic table which was just purchased for a $1000 was destroyed, rearranging of tables to use a ramps for bikes and skateboards has left most of the tables unusable. The borough won’t be able to rent the pavilion or have parties if it continues. Volunteers have worked countless hours to maintain the newly renovated park plus the borough efforts of obtaining grant funds to provide a variety of playground equipment for all to enjoy only having it destroyed by vandals in less than a year.
Property Crackdown

Joseph Nolan will introduce the Neighborhood Crime Watch Agenda at the Aug. 9 borough council meeting and they will have their first meeting on August 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Municipal Building. All residents are invited to attend and join. Pictured are Acting Police Chief Sgt. John Saranchuk, Joseph Nolan, President/ Founder of the Neighborhood Crime Watch with his children Zachary and Fallon.


Dupont Borough Council in conjunction with the Dupont Police Department encourages the

Dupont Borough is working on the 2012 Borough Calendar and is asking for any organiza-

The Dupont Borough Police Department will be going door to door to any un-maintained property in the borough and issuing a 10 day warning to all owners. If the problem is not corrected a citation will be issued for each day after the ten day warning. The un-maintained property will consist of but is not limited to: keeping the sidewalks, yards and porches clear of garbage and debris, keeping the grass cut, trees and shrubs trimmed, pools clean. Building code violations such as broken windows and other safety violations will also be cited if not corrected in ten days.

Here is Joey Jones Eco-tip of the week: If you go to an event like a baseball game, don’t throw your cans or plastic bottles in the garbage on the way out if there is no recycling bin. Bring them home and put them in your recycling bin instead!
Dupont Homecoming

The Dupont Schools Reunion Committee will meet Sunday, August 14, at 2:00 p.m. at the VFW Post Home to finalize plans for the all Dupont School’s homecoming which will be held on Sunday, August 21, at the Pavilion in the Park on Elm Street. Committee Co-Chairs are: Kate Rheinschmidt, Gloria Andreko and Loretta Joyce. Committee members are: Bernie Zielinski, Clem Lello, Clara Kosik, Helen Komski, Veronica Castner, Eddie Zielinski, Bill Lukasik, Jean Hudock, Pat Stout and Mary Lou Colwell. For information about the re-

union contact: Mary Lou at 6547539 or Loretta at 655-0130. Festivities will being at 11:00 a.m. with a continental breakfast of coffee and assorted pastries, fruit tray and antipasto followed by a full course dinner at 4:00 p.m. Cost is $20.00 per person and should be remitted with your reservation to Kay Rhienschmidt, 220 Center St. Dupont, by August 12. The affair is open to anyone who attended Dupont schools: Wilson, Sacred Heart, Pulaski and Dupont High. Contact you former classmates; it will be a great time to plan that reunion.
Giant Flea Market

Holy Mother of Sorrows will hold a Giant Flea Market on their church’s grounds, Wyoming Ave., on Saturday, Sept.10 from 9: 00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This event will be held one day prior to the
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Take-out barbecue sale Tuesday at Nativity parish
Barbeques are on the menu and Nativity of Our Lord Parish is serving them up. Nativity of Our Lord Parish will have a take-out pork and roast beef barbeque dinner Tuesday, Aug. 9. The menu includes your choice of two sandwiches, potato chips, and a piece of homemade cake. The cost is $8 per dinner. To place your order, please call the Holy Rosary Rectory at 4573502 today. Orders can be picked up on August 9 from 4-6 p.m. in the lower church hall of Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson St.
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ethnic foods such as pirohi, haluski, and piggies, which will be available for takeout too, as well as hot dogs, wimpies, and soft drinks for sale. There will also be basket raffle tickets for sale for $1 each. There is also plenty of free off-street parking available.
Council Meeting

The Duryea Little League will have its monthly meeting Sunday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Duryea Field House, Shaft Street.
LL World Series

Happy belated 19th birthday to Joseph F. Coyne V who celebrated his special day on August 3. Happy birthday to Leo Dushko who will celebrate his special day Monday, Aug. 8. Happy birthday to Carol Gaura who will celebrate her special day Friday, Aug. 12. Happy birthday to Betty Jumper who will celebrate her special day Saturday, Aug. 13. Happy birthday to Ann “Nancy” Dessoye who will also celebrate her special day Saturday, Aug. 13.
Fall Ball Signups

The Duryea Borough Council will meet Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St., for its monthly work session and council meeting. The public is invited to attend.
Alzheimer’s Session

The Duryea Little League is having fall ball registrations for coach, pitch, minor, and major age groups. For more information, please call Ron at 6550203.
Flea Market Today

The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, will hold a public input session Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 55 W. Center Hill Rd., Dallas. During the session, attendees may provide their views, comments, and perspectives about Alzheimer’s. This information will be used in the development of a successful National Alzheimer’s Plan, and it will be shared with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To register, please contact Estella Parker Killian at or 8229915 by August 5.
Recreation Board

The Duryea American Legion Post 585, in conjunction with its ladies auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion, will host a bus trip Tuesday, Aug. 23 to the Little League World Series, Williamsport, for the members of the Duryea Little League. The bus will leave at 9 a.m. from the parking lot of the V .F.W. Post 1227, 492 Stephenson St., and depart from Williamsport at 4 p.m. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. To make a reservation, please call the post home at 457-4242 by August 8. Each child must have a permission slip signed by his or her parent or legal guardian to attend. For more information, please call the post home at 457-4242 or Bill Aruscavage at 457-0526.
Chicken Barbeque

ming. In addition to the dog wash, there will also be a lemonade stand, an ice pop sale by the Denise’s junior volunteers, and a yard sale. There will even be psychic pet readings available by appointment. Kerrie Rozelle of All 4 Paws Grooming Salon, Pittston, is the chairperson of this event. For more information and to schedule an appointment with the psychic, please call Pet Services by Denise at 457-1625. All proceeds will benefit Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc., a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.
Class of 1961

ately following the tournament. To register, please stop by the West Side Social Club, 711 McAlpine St., on Thursday evenings or contact any of the following A.O.H. committee members: Pat Bilbow, Tom Sheridan, Jon McHale, Jim Doran, Gene Philbin, and Mike Carroll.
Germania Golf

The Duryea High School class of 1961 will have its 50th reunion Saturday, Sept. 3 at Memorable Occasions, 268 S. Main St. The cocktail hour will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. which includes an open bar. Music from the 50s and the 60s will provide the entertainment for the night. Prior to the dinner, there will be a Mass at 4:30 p.m. at Nativity of Our Lord Parish at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 529 Stephenson St., for departed members of the class.
Avoca Open

The Germania Hose Company is holding its fourth annual golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 10 at Pine Hills. It is a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The cost is $80 per player which includes green fees, use of a cart, dinner, refreshments, and prizes. For more information, please contact Jerry at
Holy Rosary Golf

The Rev. Joseph Bertha, Ph.D. and the parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church invite the community to its 15th annual flea market today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church hall, 205 North Main St., Pittston. This one of the biggest indoor flea markets in the area. In conjunction with the flea market, the parish will also have its annual ziti dinner today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinners are $8 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Takeouts will be available too. And if you can’t stay for the dinner, don’t worry; the parishioners will also have

The Duryea Recreation Board will meet Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St. Upcoming events will be discussed at this time. New members are welcome to attend.
Sons of the Legion

The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 585 will meet Sunday, Aug. 14 at 3 p.m. at the post home, 329 Main St. The installation of officers in September and the upcoming clam sale will be discussed at this time. All members are urged to attend.
Little League

The Y.M.S. of R. of St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church will have it annual chicken barbeque dinner Saturday, Aug. 27 from 2-6 p.m. in the church hall, 200 Stephenson St. The menu includes a half chicken, a baked potato, green beans, baked beans, a roll and butter, dessert, and a beverage. Tickets, which are $10 each, can be purchased in advance by calling Byron Wescott at 457-8155, Dolores Biscontini at 457-9381, or the rectory at 457-2291. Tickets will also be available at the door. Takeouts will be available too. The Rev. Carmen Bolock is the pastor, and Byron Wescott is the parish chairman.
Annual Dog Wash

The Avoca Open will take place Saturday, Sept. 3 at the Pine Hills Golf Course, Taylor. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The format is captain and mate. The cost is $85 per golfer which includes dinner, awards, and prizes at the West Side Social Club immedi-

Holy Rosary School will have its third annual golf classic Sunday, Sept. 18 at Edgewood in the Pines, Drums. Registration is at noon, and the shotgun start begins at 1 p.m. It is a captain and crew format. Singles will be placed on a team. The cost is $100 per player which includes lunch and dinner at the club. Awards will be given for several golfing contests. There will also be prizes awarded throughout the day. There are also several tournament sponsorship opportunities available at various donation levels which are great vehicles for promoting your business or organization. For more information please contact Debbie Davis at 451-1762.

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Avoca parishes annual family fun picnic next Sunday
St. Mary’s/SS. Peter and Paul’s Parish will have their annual family fun picnic Sunday, Aug. 14, at Gouldsboro State Park. The fun begins at 1 p.m. with a greeting and welcome hour followed by Mass at 2 p.m. Following Mass, attendees will feast on a covered dish dinner. At 4 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to participate in games, swimming, and fishing. To register, please contact the rectory office at 457-3412.
Flea Market Today


The Rev. Joseph Bertha, Ph.D. and the parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church invite the community to its 15th annual flea market today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church hall, 205 North Main St., Pittston. This one of the biggest indoor flea markets in the area. In conjunction with the flea market, the parish will also have its annual ziti dinner today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tax Reminder

pal Building, 752 Main St. The office will also be opened Fridays from 6-7 p.m. Please note these office hours will only be available during the rebate period. Residents who are unable to stop by the municipal building to pay their taxes, can mail their payment to Avoca Borough c/o Therese Wrubel, 129 Factory St., Avoca, PA 18641. To obtain a receipt, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment as well as the entire bill. If you do not need a receipt, please include the bill with the bar code on it. If you have any questions please call Therese at 457-4891.
Garbage Stickers

stamped envelope to Avoca Borough c/o Therese Wrubel, 129 Factory St., Avoca, PA 18641. If you have any other questions please call Wrubel at 457-4891.
Pastoral Council

St. Mary’s/SS. Peter and Paul’s Parish’s pastoral council will meet Monday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. in St. Mary’s Rectory, 715 Hawthorne St.
Implementation Team

Avoca Borough will have a yard waste collection Tuesday, Aug. 16 weather permitting. In addition to collecting grass clippings and leaves, the borough workers will also collect other yard waste including shrubs, hedge clippings, and tree limbs. Please note that grass clippings, leaves, and brush must be placed in separate containers. Collection items should be placed curbside by 8 a.m. on the collection date. Please note due to the large volume of yard waste and grass, the collection may take two or three days to complete.
DePrimo Tourney

place Saturday, Sept. 3 at the Pine Hills Golf Course, Taylor. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The format is captain and mate. The cost is $85 per golfer which includes dinner, awards, and prizes at the West Side Social Club immediately following the tournament. To register, please stop by the West Side Social Club, 711 McAlpine St., on Thursday evenings or contact any of the following A.O.H. committee members: Pat Bilbow, Tom Sheridan, Jon McHale, Jim Doran, Gene Philbin, and Mike Carroll.
Chicken Barbecue

St. Mary’s/SS. Peter and Paul’s Parish’s implementation team will meet Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. in St. Mary’s Rectory, 715 Hawthorne St.
Council Meeting

Avoca Tax Collector Therese Wrubel reminds residents the 2011 school tax bills have been mailed. Residents may pay their taxes Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 1:303:30 p.m. at the Avoca Munici-

Avoca Tax Collector Therese Wrubel reminds residents the 2011 Avoca Borough garbage stickers can be purchased until August 15 for $190. Delinquent accounts will be referred to district court after this date. Residents who are unable to stop by the municipal building to purchase a garbage sticker, can mail a check made payable to Avoca Borough and a self-addressed zynki/Harvest Festival on Sunday, Sept. 11, on the Parish grounds located on Wyoming Ave., from 11:00 a.m. till dusk. The Blessing of Harvest Wreath Ceremony will be held at 2:00 p.m. Live music will be performed by Joe Lastovica & The Polka Punch from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. There will be a variety of ethnic foods (homemade): pierogi, potato pancakes, goù¹bki, kluski, kieùbasa, sausage, soups, funnel cakes, etc as well as American foods (hot dogs, burgers). Homemade baked goods – pies, cakes, etc. will be available. The Country Store with fresh vegetables and fruits will be open all day long. Other attractions are: 50/50 Bingo- - Big Raffle, Chinese auction, arts & crafts, Children and Youth Stand.

The Avoca Borough Council will meet Thursday, Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Avoca Municipal Building, 752 Main St., for its monthly work session and council meeting. Council President Joseph Satkowski will preside over the meeting. The public is invited to attend.
Yard Waste AMVETS Picnic

The third annual 1st. Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Saturday, Aug. 20 at the WilkesBarre Municipal Golf Club. For more information or to register, please call 709-0916 or visit
Finance Council

The members of Avoca V .F.W. Post 8335 will have their annual chicken barbecue dinner Saturday, Sept. 10 from 1-5 p.m. at the post home, 915 Main St. Tickets, which are $9, may be obtained from members or by calling 4577673.
Religious Ed Classes

St. Mary’s/SS. Peter and Paul’s Parish’s finance council will meet Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. in St. Mary’s Rectory, 715 Hawthorne St.
Avoca Open

The Avoca Open will take
Clothing Drive

Religious education classes at St. Mary’s/SS. Peter and Paul’s Parish will begin Sunday, Sept. 11 for the First Communion class and Monday, Sept. 12 for students in grades K-7. A registration form and a 2011-2012 religious education calendar will be sent to all students this month. - 30 lb. limit Wednesday, August10 – Recycling mixed papers During the summer months the street department will begin at 6 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. Residents should have all material trash, yard waste and recycling out the night before scheduled pickup days. Please be mindful of the weight limits for refuse and yard waste containers is 30 lbs. Also the DPW asks resident to take some time and clean their recycling containers.
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Dozynki Festival in the Big Tent. Outside vendors, as well as, parishioners are welcome to participate. The cost is $20.00 per table. There will be food sale (pierogi, potato pancakes, etc.) If you are interested in renting a table please call Mrs. Regina Bahaley at 457-2378 as soon as possible. All reservations have to be pre-paid (make a check payable to Holy Mother of Sorrows and mail it to 212 Wyoming Ave.; Dupont, Pa 18641)

Harvest Festival

Holy Mother of Sorrows PNCC will hold their 35th Do-

The annual AMVETS Post No. 189 Family Picnic will be held on Sunday, Aug. 21, from noon until 5 p.m. at the Plains Lions Pavilion (on Clarkes Road, Plains). This community event will include food, refreshments and live music, and all proceeds from donations will fund AMVETS programs to benefit Pittston Area veterans and their families. The donation for picnic tickets is: Adults $15.00, Children 7 to 17 years $10.00, 6 and younger no charge. To purchase tickets or to join AMVETS Post #189 please call Post Commander Bernie McDonald 817-4858, Post Adjutant, Jerry Gurnari 479-2366 or Picnic Chairman Richard White 407-2044.

Wyoming Area Catholic School PTG will be sponsoring a used clothing drive from Sept. 612, as a fundraiser for the school. WAC is working with “Fibers of the Earth”, a local non-profit recycling company that supports schools and charities in this area. Acceptable items include: clean clothing, sneakers, shoes, sheets, bedding, linens, curtains, purses, belts, bags, hats, socks, stuffed animals, soft cloth toys. For more information, call Missy Holmes at 457-5649 or go to

Service Schedule

Dupont service schedule for the week of August 7: Monday, August 8 - Purple refuses bags Tuesday, August 9 -Yard waste

If you have an article which you would like to submit you can send the information to or by calling 654-0897.Send your news items by Wednesday evening. Please include a contact phone number.

‘Special’ bowlers cop state championship
A local Special Olympics Bowling team won the state championship at Penn State the weekend of June 9-11. Sherry Pudim and Anthony Magni, of St. Monica’s Parish, and James Bonchonsky and Patrick Cleary won the state title in a field off 110 Special Bowlers. The event began in February of 2011 when the Special Olympics hosted their annual Local State Competition for Bowling at Chacko’s Lanes in WilkesBarre. The local team won the gold medal there, which qualified them for Eastern PA Bowling Sectional in Allentown. The team won a gold medal again and qualified them for State competition which was held at Penn State where they won the State Title Gold Medal.
School Taxes



Rainelle at the WAFCU at 6931339.
Farmers Market

Wyoming Borough tax collector Paul Konopka informs residents that the 2011 school taxes have been mailed and are due at rebate value until September 29. Please note that the midway office is closed. Office hours at the borough building are Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. If paying by mail be sure to send a SASE plus the whole bill if a receipt is desired.
Happy Birthday

The Wyoming Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. at Butler Street Park. A variety of fresh produce, Amish-made baked goods, jams and preserves and local food and craft vendors are available. Interested vendors should contact the Wyoming Borough office at 693-0291. The fee for a single spot is $20/ week for food vendors and $10/ week for non-food vendors. Pre-payment is welcomed with checks made out to Wyoming Recreation Board. In addition, anyone interested in providing workshops are welcome to participate.
Library news

The Friends of the Wyoming Free Library are now on Facebook. Also, check out the library’s Facebook page. The Wyoming Free Library will present Chuck Mazzarella author of the Lion Shares on Saturday, August 13, at noon. Chuck will be reading from his book. For more information, call the library at 693-1364. Space is limited Summer Reading Club Activities: Monday, August 15, Preschool story time, 10:30 am – 11:30 a.m., ages 3-5; Friday, August 19, Closing party at the Library, 11 a.m. Children must have read 20 books to receive invitation to the party. Friday, August 26: Adult Reading Club. Last day to mark reading logs is Monday; August 29. The Top Adult Reader prize will be awarded.
Rummage Sale

Sherry Pudim and Anthony Magni won the State Title Gold Medal at the annual Local State Competition for Bowling at Chackos, Wilkes-Barre. Left to right, Father Leo McKernan, Sherry Pudim, Anthony Magni and Father Dan Dougherty.

Happy birthday to Jay and Kyle Charney of West Wyoming. Jay will celebrate his birthday August 6 and his son Kyle on August 7.
WA Retirees

The Wyoming Area Education Association-Retired’s 8th annual breakfast is Tuesday, August 23 at 9 a.m. at the Avenue Diner. The cost for reservations is $10. One dollar constitutes the 2011/2012 WAEA-R dues and the remaining $9 pays for a buffet type breakfast plus tax and gratuity. The menu is scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, pancakes, home fries, muffins, toast, assorted baked goods, assorted fruit, coffee and juice. As usual, door-prizes and surprises will be plentiful. Call Phil Russo at 654-8670 to make reservations or Lisa or

Each month, Wyoming library patrons present a collection in the library’s beautiful glass enclosed display case. To date, some themes have included Medieval Silver Pieces, thanks to Elaine Thompson; Tea Pots from around the world, thanks to Mary Ellen Mc Neely; JoAnne Rygiel, and European Treasures; Cats, Rae Anusiewicz; and Paper Dolls, Ronnie Spliethoff. The library is looking for members of the community to display their special collection. Leave a message at the library (693-1364) for Mary Ellen MeNeely if you are interested. Getting ready to go back to school? Love to color at home with your child? Then stop by the Wyoming Library or the Wyoming Farmer’s Market and purchase a ticket to win a backpack full of school supplies or our jar full of crayons. Cost is $1 per ticket. This fund raiser is sponsored by the Friends of the Wyoming Free Library. Winners will be announced on August 20. Also, Friends of the Wyoming Library will meet at the library on August 10 at 11a.m.

A rummage sale to benefit Wyoming Hose Co #1 and Wyoming Ambulance will be held at the First Baptist Church 52 East 8th St, Wyoming on September 9 and 10, Friday 4-8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. To donate items call Lisa Klansek at 570-693-1754.
DePrimo Tournament

The Third annual Memorial Tournament is Saturday, August 20. at the Wilkes Barre Municipal Golf Club. Registration for 18 holes of golf, (including cart), door prizes for all players, and an awards dinner is 7 a.m. Format is a shotgun start for 4-man captain and crew at 8 a.m. Cost is $75 for individual golfer, $300 for foursomes. Call 709-0916 or go to for more info and to register by Aug. 3 to order your correct shirt size.
St. Monica’s Parish

There is lots of information on the parish website and it is growing daily. Did you know you could find Churches and Mass

times when you are traveling? We have a link to the Catechism of the Catholic Church – so you can have answers to questions. Our Parish Mass schedule is listed. Young Parishioners can find out what our Youth Group is doing. St. Monica Parish Website: Volunteer “Road to Recovery” drivers are needed by the American Cancer Society to take patients for their tests. Drive your own car or ACS Van. Flexible scheduling is available. Drivers are asked to attend orientation. Call 1-800-227-2345 for information. Please continue to bring at least one food item each week to Church. Foods like cereal, pasta, peanut butter, crackers, ketchup, and mustard are always in need. Non-food items, such as, diapers, baby wipes, soap, shampoo (baby and adult) and toothpaste are also appreciated. If you are interested in coordinating this ministry for St. Monica’s Parish, please call Father McKernan at 693-1991. St. Monica’s Spiritual Media Center is located in the Church Hall is a Spiritual Lending Library consisting of books, CDs and DVDs for your summer reading needs. You may also donate such items from your own personal libraries – downsize for a good reading cause. The Youth Group of St. Monica’s Parish will be collecting diapers (size 1 preferred) during the month of August for the ProLife Center in Wilkes-Barre.

Collection boxes will be placed in Our Lady of Sorrows 7 St. Joseph’s Churches thru August 31 for your donations. The mothers and babies will appreciate your support and generosity. Pro-life Awareness Chain will be in West Wyoming on Saturday, August 13, 9 to 11a.m. Meet at 8:45 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church parking lot (363 W. 8th St. West Wyoming) for distribution of signs. Participants will hold Pro-life signs silently on sidewalks at the top of W. 8th St. (at the light intersection). The Scranton Diocesan Council of Catholic Women’s Day of Recollection is Wed., Aug. 24 at the Villa of Our Lady in Mount Pocono from 8:30 a.m. with breakfast and lunch at noon. Mass will be celebrated by Oblate Father Paul McDonnell. Fee for the event is $45.00. Mail a check payable to SDCCW c/o Nancy Addley, 515 Main Street, Eynon, PA 18403, for reservations. A special thanks to everyone who helped with the recent talent show. The Parish received a profit of $1844.00.

That’s all for this week; remember if anyone has any Wyoming news or special events, such as birthdays or anniversaries, I would like to hear from you. You can contact me at 287-3349, Fax 287-3349



West Pittston Open golf tournament is next Sunday
The West Pittston Parks and Rec. Board will be holding the 2011 West Pittston Open Golf Tournament next Sunday, August 14, at the Emanon Country Club in Falls. Tee times will start at 10:30 a.m. There will be food and drinks on 3-holes. There are still openings and the deadline is Tuesday, August 9. The format will be captain and crew. Dinner and ceremonies will take place at the Moose Lodge in West Pittston starting at 6:00 p.m. Cost is $80.00 per golfer. Hole sponsors will cost $50.00. The money raised will go toward the events for the children in town like the Fun Run, Movies in the Park, Halloween Parade and maintaining of the two parks. Any questions, please contact Golf Chairman Ed Martin at 905-1722 or e-mail to
Movie in the Park

Tony Callaio 654-5358 WAEA-R dues and the remainDePrimo Tourney 1st. Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Golf ing $9.00 will pay for a buffet Tournament will be held at type breakfast plus tax and graWilkes-Barre Municipal Golf tuity. The menu this year will conCourse on Saturday, August 20. sist of scrambled eggs, bacon, Check-in is slated for 7:00 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. ham, pancakes, home fries, mufCost is $75.00 for individual gol- fins, toast, assorted baked goods, fers and $300.00 for a foursome. assorted fruit, coffee and juice. Registration deadline is Wednes- Door prizes and surprises will be plentiful. day, August 10. Call Phil Russo at 654-8670 to The event will include a 4-permake reservations. If you prefer, son captain and crew, dinner, and awards ceremony following the may make your payment with Lisa or Rainelle at the WAFCU or golf. For more information, call call them at 693-1339. Payment 709-0916 or go to www.depri- is your reservation. You may register and place your shirt order at the Class of 1961 tournament’s website. The West Pittston High School Class of 1961 will be celebrating WA Retirees their 50th Class Reunion on SatThe Wyoming Area Education urday, September 17 at Fox Hill Association-Retired will meet to Country Club. Invitations have celebrate days past but not for- been issued. Please RSVP as gotten. This year’s 8th annual soon as possible, the deadline is breakfast will be held on Tues- August 11. day, August 23, at 9:00 a.m. at If you have any questions, the Avenue Diner. The cost for please call Anita Montante at reservations is $10.00. One dol- 654-1581 or Connie Rosenlar constitutes 2011/2012 crance at 654-9554.

Homes Tour

The “Tour of West Pittston Homes” returns once again this year slated for Saturday, September 17. This event, sponsored by the West Pittston Historical Society, will feature a number of outstanding Garden Village residences and is a delightful way to spend an afternoon exploring the history and architecture of West Pittston. Please visit the West Pittston Historical Society website at to stay informed about the “Tour of West Pittston Homes.”
Whiffleball Tourney

Residents can also bring all of their recycled materials to the Public Works garage each Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. until noon at 505 Delaware Avenue.
Tax Reminder

The annual West Pittston Charity Wiffleball Tournament will be held on September 10. Friends and family will conduct a tournament for Eric, a West Pittston child who was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Details to follow.
Yard Waste

West Pittston Tax Collector George L. Miller announces the school taxes have been mailed. Taxes paid prior to September 29 will receive a discount. Any taxes paid following that date will be paid at the Face Amount. Office hours are: Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturdays 9:00 a.m. until 12-noon during rebate period. If a receipt is requested, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with the entire bill. For an appointment, call 570-655-3801. Any property owners not receiving a tax bill are requested to contact the tax office at 655-7782 ext. 232.
Birthday Notes

The West Pittston Parks and Recreation committee will hold its annual “Movie in the Park” next Saturday, August 13, at 555 Exeter Avenue, West Pittston, at dusk. The feature movie will be “Kung Fu Panda.”

Yard waste pick up: Montgomery Avenue to Erie Street will be picked up on Mondays while Montgomery Avenue to Susquehanna Avenue will be picked up on Tuesdays.

Celebrating this week are: Dan Fusco, 8/7; Erin Callaio, 8/8; Patty Marianacci, 8/8; Lou “Bikes” Ciampi, 8/8; Ann Caputo, 8/9; Barb Sherinsky, 8/9; and John Zezza, 8/12.

45th annual Exeter Open golf tournament August 21
The 45th annual Exeter Open is Sunday, August 21, at the Emanon Country Club. The cost is $75 per player with cart and $65 per player without cart. This fee includes green fees, prizes, food and refreshments. The format for this tournament will be captain and crew. The deadline for registration will be August 18. Applications may be obtained from George Burns or any committee member. Open fee must accompany the application. Please mail applications to George Burns, 41 Barber Street, Exeter, PA. 18643. Anyone is welcome to participate in this tournament.
WA Retirees

The Wyoming Area Education Association-Retiree’s 8th annual breakfast is Tuesday, August 23,

287-3349 Cosmopolitan Seniors travel at 9 a.m. at the Avenue Diner. coordinator Johanna is accepting The cost for reservations is $10. reservations for a Mount Airy One dollar constitutes the Casino trip on Wednesday, Au2011/2012 WAEA-R dues and gust 10. the remaining $9 pays for a bufA trip is scheduled on fet type breakfast plus tax and Wednesday, October 19, to see gratuity. The menu is scrambled King Henry and the Showmen at eggs, bacon, ham, pancakes, Penn’s Peak with a family style home fries, muffins, toast, as- lunch and show. Any person resorted baked goods, assorted gardless of age can come on fruit, coffee and juice. As usual, these trips. Details can be obdoor-prizes and surprises will be tained from Johanna at 655plentiful. 2720. Call Phil Russo at 654-8670 to make reservations or Lisa or DePrimo Tournament Rainelle at the WAFCU at 693The Third annual Memorial 1339. Tournament is Saturday, August 20 at the Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Club. Registration for
Cosmopolitan Seniors


18 holes of golf, (including cart), door prizes for all players, and an awards dinner is 7 a.m. Format is a shotgun start for 4-man captain and crew at 8 a.m. Cost is $75 for individual golfer, $300 for foursomes. Call 709-0916 or go to for more info and to register by Aug. 3 to order your correct shirt size.
St. Barbara’s

prayers to Saint Joseph and St. Joseph Marello will be said. The Eucharistic Adoration is held every day from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. followed by the Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament. The Rosary will be recited 20 minutes before all weekend Masses.
Exeter Website

Weekday Masses: Monday through Saturday at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 7 and 11 a.m. Every Monday at 7 p.m. Mass with Novena prayers to the Miraculous Medal and Mother Cabrini. Confessions before Mass. Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Mass with Novena prayers to St. Anthony of Padua. Confessions before Mass. Every Wednesday after the 7 and 11 a.m. Mass, Novena

The new Exeter Borough website up and running, you can visit it

That is all for this week; remember if you have any events or news you would like listed in the Exeter Town column, you can reach me at 287-3349

‘Kidz Camp’ a hit at West Pittston LL
The West Pittston Rec Board sponsored a Kidz Camp for children 5-11 years old last week at the West Pittston Little League. The children participated in sports activities, arts and crafts, games, snacks and more.


Brady Noone spends some time coloring

Participants in the Kidz Camp included: kneeling, left to right, Jase Matalonis, Jacob Gustitus, Casey Noone, Andrew Evans, Alivia Maroni, Brady Noone, Eli Harding; standing, Alyssa Gustitus, Aidan Maroni, Logan Harding, Noah Harding, Patrick Musinski, Jared Polit-Moran; back row, counselors: Michael Kohut, Nate Brague. Absent: Jeremy Lavelle.

Casey Noone during kickball.

Andrew Evans gives hoolahoop a whirl.


The group participates in dodge ball. Left to right: Jase Matalonis, Brady Noone, Patrick Musinski, Logan Harding, Aidan Maroni (hidden), and Alivia Maroni.

Counselor Nate Brague is on the run as campers Casey Noone, Eli Harding and Alyssa Gustitus are on the chase


GWA wins Pennsylvania Senior title
Open Eastern Regional in New Jersey with 7-3 win
“It was a big win for us,” said Manager Dean Carey. “To be able to beat the teams from the areas of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia… It’s part of your wildest dreams. It was a neat experience for all of us.” Grove went 3-for-4 with a homer, double and four RBI to back the fourhit pitching of Nick O’Brien. GWA had lost to top-seed Horsham, 13-3, on Saturday afternoon in East Pool play. His two-run bomb over the right centerfield wall extended the Greater Wyoming Area lead to 15-8 after Horsham had closed to within five runs midway through the contest. Matt Klimas also smacked three hits – including two doubles - and drove in three runs for Greater Wyoming Area. Erik Walkowiak also doubled among his three hits, and Bart Chupka singled, doubled and drove in two runs. Joey Erzar chipped in with an RBI single, and Dylan Pegg stole three bases and scored twice. O’Brien – who also cracked three hits - struck out six to earn the win for GWA after relieving starter Mike Carey in the second inning. Jordan Zezza got the final two outs for GWA after O’Brien maxed out on his pitch count.
Dispatch Staff
By Rick Notari


GWA 4, Crawford Co. 2

Greater Wyoming Area rode the hitting of Trent Grove to win the Pennsylvania Senior Little League Championships with a 15-8 victory over Horsham late Monday night at the Cameron County Little League in Emporium. The victory put GWA into the Eastern Regional this weekend at the West Deptford Little League in Thorofare, NJ. The Eastern Regional is a doubleelimination tournament running from Aug. 5-11.

Greater Wyoming Area advanced to the Pennsylvania Senior Little League title game with a 4-2 win over Crawford County on Monday afternoon at the Cameron County Little League in Emporium. CC was undefeated and the No. 1 seed out of the West Pool. Erik Walkowiak and Jake Granteed combined to hold Crawford County to a tournament-low output as the unbeaten team had combined for 35 runs in its three West Pool play games. Walkowiak scattered eight hits in four innings, working out of a few jams
See SENIORS, Page 51


The Greater Wyoming Area Senior All-Star team won the Pennsylvania State Title on Monday at the Cameron County Little League in Emporium.


GWA edged in Eastern Regionals
Softball All-Stars finished Regionals with just one loss
By Josh Horton


Dispatch Correspondent

Greater Wyoming Area shortstop Brianna Pizzano applies the tag as New York's Taylor Lepone slides into second base during the Little League Softball Eastern Regional 9-10 Tournament at the Christy Mathewson Little League in Fleetville on Sunday.

The distance between Greater Wyoming Area and South Lewistown, Maine is well over 400 miles. However, when the teams met in the Little League Softball Eastern Regional 9-10 Tournament at the Christy Mathewson Little League in Fleetville on Thursday afternoon, the distance wasn’t quite as far. GWA jumped out to an early lead in the semifinal game but Maine battled back to take a 5-4 win to advance to Friday’s championship game against New Jersey. Greater Wyoming Area faced New York in the consolation game, a rematch of the local’s 1-0 win that opened the tournament. The Greater Wyoming Area girls began the game by doing exactly what it has done all season – be aggressive on the base paths. Gwen Glatz led off the game with a hard hit single down the left field line. Maine’s Danielle Cyr fielded the ball cleanly, but Glatz didn’t care and stretched the single into a double by sliding safely into second under the tag. Stretching the single into a double proved to be huge for
See GLATZ, Page 45

GWA Juniors finish third at PA state tournament
Softball All-Stars finish state tournament with just one loss
Dispatch Staff
By Rick Notari

After an unbeaten run through the district and sectional tournaments, the Greater Wyoming Area Junior All-Star team took on the rest of the state at the Pennsylvania Junior Softball Championships at the Indiana Little League last weekend. And the girls from the West Side did quite well for themselves. GWA finished first in East Pool

Play with a 2-0 record, but were eliminated from the tournament in a tough 7-3 semifinal loss to Dubois last Sunday. “Overall the kids were great,” said Manager Robert Bresnahan. “From the first day of practice up until the final game it was a fine experience. The girls had a ball. We went from13 girls to a softball team. They jelled through the course the month. “They came a long way on their own in the past year, playing travel

ball and working on their games. I like how they stuck together in the loss.” In the loss to Dubois, Nicole Turner belted out three hits for Greater Wyoming Area. Sarah Coolbaugh added two hits for GWA, and Adrienne Przybyla, Emily Wolfgang and Drew and Bree Bednarski added chipped in with singles.
GWA 6, Bristol 0

In the final East Pool Play

game, GWA shutout Bristol behind the pitching of Nicole Cumbo, 6-0. “It was one of the best pitched games I have seen her throw,” said Bresnahan of starter Nicole Cumbo. “She brought her ‘A’ game that day. She threw terrific.” Cumbo fanned 13 while walking just two in the complete-game effort. She also helped herself at the plate, driving in four runs on two hits, including a double. Heather Nemetko drove in the

other two runs with a double. Nicole Turner, Adrienne Przybyla, Lauren Maloney and Drew Bednarski all added singles and scored a run. The GWA Junior Softball AllStar roster was made up of, Jordan Kelly, Emily Wolfgang, Drew and Bree Bednarski, Nicole Turner, Nicole Cumbo, Adrienne Przybyla, Sarah Coolbaugh, Megan Bresnahan, Lindsay Carey, Lauren Maloney, Heather Nemetko, and Jules Scappaticci.



Dupont All-Stars win tournament
By Rick Notari


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The Dupont 12U Girls Softball All-Star team dominated this past week’s Dunmore 12U All-Star tournament. Superb pitching, timely hitting and great defense enabled the collection of Greater Pittston Area girls to take home the trophy with an impressive 13-3 victory in the final game. Nina Cencetti picked up the victory with game MVP Honors going to Taylor Baloga. It was a true team effort with outstanding play all week from the entire team according to Dupont Coach Vito Quaglia. Two Dupont ASA 12U teams (Baloga Funeral Home & Bow Clinic) combined to form an AllStar unit made up of girls from Dupont, Jenkins Twp, Pittston, Pittston Twp. and Duryea. “This year’s girls played together in the Dupont ASA league,”

said Quaglia in an email to the Dispatch. “In addition to playing for their respective town Little League softball teams, these girls also got to gel together as a true ‘Greater Pittston’ squad. Basically we see the success the Greater Wyoming Area girls have been having, and we want to try to emulate that on this side of the river. “With Dupont ASA as the base, the formation of Greater Pittston Area softball has begun. This will be a terrific way to get all the girls residing in the Pittston Area School District to play together and grow as teammates for future Pittston Area teams.” Members of the Dupont AllStars were Taylor Baloga, Mia Barbieri, Mindina Lieback, Vicky Steinetz, Jordan Cegelka, Nina Cencetti, Dominique Quaglia, Mary Silinskie, Raechel Kochanowski, and Abby Bradigan. Coaches were John Baloga, Vito Quaglia, Mike Lieback, and Joe Cencetti.

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PAGE 42 The Dupont 12U All-Star Team celebrates its championship game victory at the Dunmore All-Star Tournament. Team photo on page 46.


Gatto sets jumping jacks standard
Old Forge grad sets Guinness World Record
By Rick Notari


Dispatch Staff


Old Forge resident and OFHS grad Brandon Gatto sets the Guinness World Record for most jumping jacks in a minute at Old Forge Veterans Memorial Stadium last Monday night.

ast Monday was National Sports Day. So there was no better f itting of a way for Old Forge’s Brandon Gatto to celebrate the holiday than with jumping jacks. The Penn State University grad and University of Pittsburgh Law School student was looking for a way to promote physical f itness and exercise, while at the same time etching his name into the Guinness Book of World Records. He decided jumping jacks was the way to do both. Onehundred and four jumping jacks to be exact. “You ask ‘Why’?,” said Gatto trying to catch his breath a few moments after his record-setting attempt. “I ask, ‘Why not?’ I never really had a reason. It’s not for a cause or anything like that. I look at it as a general promotion of exercise. I always knew it was going to be a physical fitness related record. “And I am proud to do that in a community that has a well established and longstanding tradition of athletics and athletic excellence. That has a lot to do with the good job our educators do – our physical education teachers at (Old Forge High School) and our coaches of all of our athletic teams here.” Originally, the former Blue Devils 1,000-yard tailback wanted to do pushups for a Guinness World Record. But the folks at Guinness told him the standard of pushups is too hard to measure. So Gatto jumped at the chance to set a standard where one was lacking. “I wanted to do pushups, pushups in sixty seconds,” said Gatto. “But Guinness told me that the standard is

so tough to count so I looked for something else. I was surprised to f ind that they didn’t have a record for jumping jacks, which really didn’t make sense to me. If you look up on Google there are claims here and there – which are not necessarily off icial – but there are people trying this out. They just haven’t filed it with Guinness. “So I am happy to be the f irst one for them.” Gatto set his sixty-second record in front of about two dozen people, included family, friends and former coaches at Old Forge’s Veterans Memorial Stadium. Part of the requirement for the record to stand was the presence of media, along with video taping of the event which needed to also be supervised by two judges. “Off the record the goal was 100,” said Gatto. “But I am happy with 104. It is better than most of, if not all of the unofficial claims. I think it is a good marker to set for being the inaugural record for Guinness. “If someone breaks it tomorrow, they break it tomorrow. But I think it’s a good start.” Gatto will now submit pictures and video to Guinness, along with all of the necessary paperwork before he can off icially be recognized as the Guinness Book of World Record holder for jumping jacks in a minute – and possibly the f irst Old Forge resident to have his name listed in the book. “I never looked into the history of Old Forge record breakers,” said Gatto. “To be honest it’s the f irst I’ve heard of it. If (Old Forge) does already have someone it wouldn’t surprise me because a lot of good things come out of this small town and I have the good fortune of being a part of it.”



Sutkowski awarded annual Cashmere Scholarship
The 4th Annual Brian Cashmere Memorial Golf Tournament was held at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountaintop. All proceeds from the event went to benefit the Brian Cashmere Memorial Scholarship, which was awarded at the dinner following the tournament. The Scholarship Committee would like to thank all of those who participated in this year’s tournament. The foursome of Rocky Barge, Vinny Depalma, Rob Glicinfer, and Mike Sokolowski won this year’s tournament with a score of 59 in the captain and crew format, and received the Memorial Trophy. This year’s event was able to raise close to $6,000. In addition to money from other fundraisers held throughout the year, the scholarship award totaled $8,000. This year’s recipient, and the first recipient of the Brian Cashmere Memorial Scholarship was Kaylene Sutkowski, an outstanding student at Pittston Area who was well deserving of the award. The Brian Cashmere Scholarship was set up in memory of Brian by his friends as way to highlight his life and accomplishments, and promote education in the community by awarding a graduating senior with a scholarship in his name. Brian was a student at Pittston Area, who tragically passed away the summer before his senior year of high school in 2001. His academic and athletic accomplishments, as well as his endearing personality, impressed all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Anyone interested in donating to the scholarship, or volunteering their time at one of the scholarship events, please contact Scott (570-466-2627), Tim (215-2984495), Corey (570-954-0454), or Kevin (570-362-3269). Also, the Committee would like to thank all of hole sponsors, including: Caverly, Shea, Phillips & Rogers, LLC, Berkshire Asset Management, LLC, Yatesville Bus Co. Inc., Maslow Lumia Bartorillo Advertising, Inc., The Bro Xmas Party, Susquehanna Registers Unlimited, Renfer Brothers Distribution, The Holl Family, Jaworski Printing, Northeast Eagle Distributors, Girard Mecadon, Esq., Spencer’s General Construction & Painting Co., L.J. Stassi Contracting, Balavage & McNulty, CPA, ABC Kiddie Kampus, DeQuevedo Chiropratic, The Tipsy Turtle, Cebulas Café, James Basera, James Serino, Joe Constantino, Rita Mecadon, Creative Printed Specialties, and Excaliber Insurance Management Services, LLC.


Pictured from left to right, presenting the fourth annual Brian Cashmere Memorial Scholarship are, Tim Cotter, Corey Cortese, Robert Sutkowski, father, Maureen Sutkowski, mother, Kaylene Sutkowski, Ryan Sutkowski, brother, Scott Verdine, Rob Sutkowski, brother, and Kevin O'Boyle.

The Cashmere Memorial Golf Tournament trophy was awarded, pictured from left to right, Corey Cortese, Tim Cotter, Rob Glicinfer, Mike Sokolowski, Rocky Barge, Scott Verdine, Vinny Depalma, and Kevin O'Boyle.


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GWA second baseman Abigail Gober attempts a bunt against New York.

Greater Wyoming Area's Gwen Glatz struck out 15 batters in their Eastern Regional 9-10 softball tournament win against New York state champion South Orangetown last Sunday afternoon.

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GWA as Glatz stole third and scored on a groundout by Aubrey Mytych for a 1-0 advantage. Brianna Pizzano extended the GWA lead to 2-0 in the top of the third when her perfect sacrifice bunt allowed Glatz to score easily from third base after she roped a triple down the left field line. South Lewistown cut the GWA lead in half in the bottom half of the third, but the Pennsylvania state champ ended the inning with a big play from its defense. With the bases loaded Aleah Kranson made a beautiful play on a ground ball to third, stepped on the base and then fired home to catcher Glatz who applied the tag in time for the double play. Kranson then singled to lead off the top of the fourth, and Cassidy Orzel followed with a single to left to move Kranson to third. Orzel was thrown out at second trying to stretch her hit to a double. Maddy Resciniti then drove home Kranson with a

single to right to increase the GWA lead to 3-1. But the Maine state champs batted around in the bottom half of the fourth and captured its first lead of the game after scoring four runs on three RBI singles and a pair of walks to take a 5-3 lead. GWA tried to answer in the top of the sixth, but came up with only one run as Kranson again led things off with a single to center. She moved to second on a passed ball, and went to third on a groundout by Orzel. Kranson then scored on a Abigail Gober groundout to third to get GWA within 5-4. But that was all GWA could get. Glatz finished with three hits on the day, and also struck out five of the six batters she faced in two innings of work for GWA. Kranson added two hits for the district, section and state champs.
GWA 6, Rhode Island 7

Area advanced to the Championship Semifinals on the strength of the run differential tie-breaker. GWA finished Pool A play with a 2-1 record to tie with Rhode Island and New York, but advanced with New York because both had a better run differential than RI. Maryland was the fourth team in Pool A and finished 0-3. The Pennsylvania champ earned the top seed from Pool A and faced Maine, the No. 2 seed from Pool B, in the semifinals. Pool B No. 1 seed New Jersey faced Pool A No. 2 seed New York in the other semi. Gwen Glatz singled and tripled with three RBI to lead GWA at the plate against Rhode Island. Maddy Resciniti added a single.
GWA 11, Maryland 1

Despite a hard-fought 7-6 loss to Rhode Island on Tuesday in the final game of Pool A play at the Eastern Regional 9-10 Championships at the Christy Mathewson Little League in Fleetville. Greater Wyoming

Aubrey Mytych matched her teammate with a completegame, two-hitter as Greater Wyoming Area beat Maryland, 11-1, in the second game of Pool A play at the Eastern Regional 9-10 Championships at the Christy Mathewson Little
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GWA catcher Aubrey Mytych hangs onto the ball as New York's Emily Trozzo attempts to score.


Dupont 12U Softball All-Star team wins in Dunmore
The Dupont12U All-Star team – which won the Dunmore ASA Tournament - is pictured from left to right, first row, Dominique Quaglia, Mindina Lieback, and Abby Bradigan; second row, Mia Barbieri, Vicky Steinetz, Jordan Cegelka, Taylor Baloga, Raechel Kochanowski, Nina Cencetti and Mary Silinskie.


UNICO donates to family of former Warriors all-star
The local UNICO organization made a monetary donation the family of the late Matt Chipolis, who tragically lost his life in a motorcycle accident this past May. Matt’s parents, Steve and Gina Chipolis, along with family members were on hand for the presentation. Matt’s last high school football game was played in the 2010 UNICO all-star classic game. Pictured are members of UNICO presenting a check to the Chipolis family. Also shown are Wyoming Area football coach Randy Spencer and former WA coach Paul Marranca; and The Chipolis Family, Steve, Gina and Chris.



Jr. Patriots registering this week at Albert West Park
Registration for Pittston Junior Patriots Football will be held on Monday through Thursday, August 8 to 12from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Albert West Park, Swallow Street. Boys’ ages 6-14 are needed to fill teams. Deadline is August 12. For more information call Coach Bob 362-8121. Registration is free if promotional calendars are sold.
PA Golf Team tryouts August 15 JTLL Fall Ball signups, meetings today PA Senior Class 2012 golf tourney


Jenkins Twp Little League will hold Fall Ball Signups today from 5-6 p.m. at the Fieldhouse. Boys Baseball and Girls Softball ages 8-11 and 12-14. Registration Fee is $25. Monthly meeting will follow at 6 p.m. All managers should turn in equipment at this time.
A/D LL Fall signups tonight

Tryouts for the Pittston Area Golf Team will be held at Fox Hill Country Club starting on Monday, August 15 at 4 p.m. All golfers must have their completed physical form or they will not be allowed to participate.
Open Gym for Lady Warriors

Avoca/Dupont Little League will hold fall baseball sign-ups tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the upper Avoca Little League field clubhouse. Registration fee is $35 per player for Little League baseball ages 9 through 11 and $50 for junior teener baseball ages 12 thru 14.
WA Softball meeting at Atlas

The Wyoming Area Girls Basketball Program will hold an Open Gym for all girls interested in grades 7-12 at the WA Secondary Center Gymnasium under the direction of new Lady Warriors Head Coach Ryan Kennedy. Open Gym will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. from July 18-August 19.
HOOPS4ME Camp dates set

Wyoming Area girls’ softball grades 9 through 12 will meet today at Atlas Field at 6 p.m. to discuss the 2011/ 2012 season. All players and a parents are encouraged to attend to discuss fall fundraising and fall/winter conditioning programs.
Fall Hoops League

The parents of the 2012 graduation class are sponsoring the Pittston Area Senior Class of 2012 Golf Tournament on August 28 at 8 a.m. at the Four Seasons Golf Club, Exeter. The event will be a captain and crew event. Tickets are $60 each, and includes an Ol’ Fashioned Cookout. Prizes will be awarded for two flights, longest drive (men and women) and closest to the pin (men and women). There is room for 30 teams, so please reserve as soon as possible. Sponsorships available are Corporate -$500, includes foursome, meal and hold sponsorship, Gold $100, tee box sponsor, name recognition and name on main board at club house; Silver -$50, name recognition at clubhouse. To register, send name, phone number, company, address, email address list of players names and checks payable to Pittston Area Senior Parents Association 2012, 491 Broad Street, Pittston, 18640. Donations and/ or sponsorship will benefit the 2012 graduating class all night party. The party will be held on graduation night, providing a safe place for students to celebrate together.
Helping Hands Society golf tourney set

The Mark Casper HOOPS4ME Camp, a fun, educational course in the fundamentals of basketball will be held at Wyoming Area Catholic gym, Wyoming Ave in Exeter (behind St. Cecilia’s) from August 15-20. The camp will run for boys, grades 3-5 (school year ‘11-’12) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; for boys grades 6-8 (school year ‘11-’12) from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $65 per player or $55 per player with more than one player per family. FUNdamentals covered will be dribbling, shooting, passing, offensive / defensive positioning, foot / hand speed drills, boxing out, screen & roll, defending the screen and roll, man-to-man defensive positioning, and more. There will be some 3 on 3 competitions, some 5 on 5, foul shooting contests, our famous skills obstacle course, and more. Full payment must accompany application. Players receive a free T-shirt, prizes awarded. Registrations close on August 3. Space is limited. Any questions, please call Mark 760-6396 or 883-0017 or e-mail at
Lady Patriots Basketball Booster Club Meeting

A Varsity Boys Premiere Fall Basketball League hosted by the FIRM AC will start Sept 4 and run every Sunday in September with up to seven games at Lake Lehman High School. If you’re interested please contact James Perez at 570-235-4832.
Free Firm hoops clinic offered

The Firm AC is offering a free boys’ hoop clinic every Sunday in September at Lake-Lehman High School. Sessions will run from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. and begin on Sept. 4. For more info contact Coach Perez at
WFW Girls Basketball

The Firm AC will host a free WFW Basketball Session for girls in grades 7-12 on August 21 from 5-6:30 p.m. For more info, contact Coach Darnell Ford at
WFW Boys Basketball

The Firm AC will host a free WFW Basketball Session for boys in grades 7-12 on August 38 from 5-6:30 p.m. For more info, contact Coach Darnell Ford at
Firm 49ers Girls Clinic

The Helping Hands Society will hold is annual golf tournament at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountaintop on Friday, August 19 with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The Helping Hands Society is a non-profit organization that offers educational and therapeutic services to special needs children of Luzerne, Carbon and Schuylkill Counties. The Captain and Crew tournament will offer many exciting prizes, games, hotdogs on the course, dinner immediately following and a sports memorabilia auction by PAC Signatures. Golfers can register for $100 by contacting Joell Martinelli, director of marketing and fundraising at the Helping Hands Society at 570-455-4958 or via email at There are also many sponsorship opportunities available for this much needed fundraiser. For more information on the Helping Hands Society visit
Boylan Foundation Golf Tournament slated

The Lady Patriots Basketball Booster Club will hold a meeting, Monday, August 22. All parents are welcome to attend this brief meeting which will be held at Tony’s Pizza in Port Griffith starting at 7:30 p.m.The upcoming school year and the girls basketball program will be discussed.
Duryea LL Fall Ball registrations

The Firm AC 49’s will host a free girls’ only basketball clinic on Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for girls in grades 4-9. For more info, contact Coach Darnell Ford at
Romanczuk Golf Tourney date set

The 2011 Boylan Foundation Golf Tournament will be held August 19 with an 11 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $100 per person for the captain and crew event. Dinner is 4 p.m. and can be attended without playing golf for $25. For more information call Joe Boylan at 570-3719962, or by email at Checks can be made payable to the Boylan Foundation.
NEPA Wildcats holding tryouts

The Duryea Little League is holding Fall Ball registrations for Coach Pitch, Minor, and Major age groups. Please call Ron at (570) 655-0203 for more information.
W/WW LL to meet next Sunday

The Wyoming West Wyoming LL Board meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the West Wyoming Borough Hall. All coaches are asked to attend.

The second annual Keith Romanczuk Memorial Golf Tournament will be held August 13 at the Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. The cost of the tourney is $100 per player with a captain and crew format, and includes golf, cart, refreshments throughout the tourney, a luncheon and a chance to win various prizes. Proceeds benefit the Zawierucha Family Fund. For more info, or to make a donation, contact Jason Romanczuk at 570-299-1438 or email Robert Romanczuk at

The NEPA/Abington Wildcats 16 & Under and 18 & Under Fastpitch Travel softball organizations will be hosting tryouts for their fall 2011/summer 2012 teams. The team will be attending several college showcases. Tryouts will be held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m., Saturday from 1-3 p.m.., and Sunday August 14 from 1-3 p.m.. at Abington Heights High School. For more information or to schedule a private tryout, contact Vic Thomas at (570) 351-5187, Mike Thomas at (570) 241-7030, John Kelly at (570) 504-4808, or by email at



Coyne Softball Tournament raises $6,000
This past spring, the Third AnnualJosephF.CoyneIIIMemorial Softball Tournament took place at the Exeter Little League. With13teams entered, Team Cindy was victorious for the second consecutive time in capturing the trophy. The tournament was deemed a success, collecting over $6,000 for Anthony Lydon who suffers from Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Pictured top right, The Lydon family accepts a check from Barbara Coyne, widow of Joe Coyne and Cassandra Coleman, Mayor of Exeter and event founder and chair. From left to right, Jerry, Anthony, and Tanya Lydon; Barbara Coyne, and Cassandra Coleman. Pictured bottom right, The victorious Team Cindy with guest of honor, Anthony Lydon. From left to right, kneeling, Ed Polak, John Polak, Harry Levanda (holding Anthony), Mike Tierney, and Dave Pacchioni; standing, Jimmy DeMarco, Joey Palmieri, Brandon Carey, MarioPalmieri, James Kovitch, Mayor Coleman, Nick Peck, and Steve Kovitch.




Pittston Area Class of 2012 Mazar, Gentile pace


Stevens Insurance
Thanks to Rick Mazar’s 36 and Joe Gentile’s 37, Stevens Insurance and Financial Services continued its improbable run at the Industrial Golf League’s regular season championship with a 2-1 win over AS Powers and Sons. Clem Parulis, who had a holein-one this past weekend, shot a 38 for Powers. The second and third place teams of Ashley Machine and O’Connor Plumbing squared off and ended splitting three points. Alan Brown led Ashley’s with a 37 while identical rounds of 38

were shot by Len Coleman, Joe Biago and Alex Brogna. Tom Kerrigan led O’Connor with a 37 as Jack Mayer and Bob Lampman each shot 38. In spite of Mike Lazevnick’s low round of 1-under par 33, Red Mill was swept 3-0 by PJ Adonizio Funeral Home. Mike (Bear) Chiampi shot 39 for the winners. The evening’s final match saw Selenski Insurance take a 2-1 win over Hoffman Electric. Wes Stelevich shot 35 and Tom Jorda 38 to lead the winners. Mark Eyet led Hoffman’s with a 40.

Captain & Crew Event 8:00 am shotgun start Four Seasons Golf Club 750 Slocum Ave. Exeter, PA • 655-8869 Reservations requested by August 21st

Class Of 2012

EZ Mart sweeps three to claim first
With only two weeks remaining in the regular season a new team has emerged from the pack to take over first place, KWIK ’N EZ Mart. The Marketeers swept three matches to assume sole possession of first place. Under the wily direction of Mr. Consistent, Ralph Campanella, the KWIK ’N EZ kids have roared ahead of the pack. The rest of the squad is Bob Barbacci, Jon Campanella and Joe Chiumento, all of whom have contributed to the success of the team. The final two weeks should prove to be quite interesting with four teams still capable of catching KWIK ’N EZ.


Team ..................W L Points KWIK ’N EZ Mart.....8-3 121 Atlas Realty ................7-4 115 Blandina Apartments .7-4 106 Cuz’s Bar & Grill.........6-4 99 Bassler Equipment......6-5 112 OF Chiropractic .........5-6 102 Robert’s Repairs ..........4-6 89 Dyller Law..................4-7 102 JetSurge ........................1-9 40

Corporate Package $500 Includes Foursome, Meal, Hole Sponsorship Gold Sponsorship Package $100 Includes Hole Sponsorship Silver Sponsorship Package $50 Includes name recognition at club house Individual Golfer $60 ($240.00/team) Includes green fees, cart, lunch and beverages
1st and 2nd Flight - Closest to Pin - Men & Women Longest Drive - Men & Women • Door Prizes
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League in Fleetville on Monday. Gwen Glatz tossed a two-hitter to open the tourney in a win over New York. Cassidy Graham paced the offense with two hits and three RBI for GWA and Glatz, Aleah Kranson and Brianna Pizzano each added singles.
GWA 1, New York 0

Greater Wyoming Area opened the Eastern Regional 910 Championships with a 1-0

win over New York at the Christy Mathewson Little League on Sunday afternoon in Fleetville. Gwen Glatz starred as the pitcher struck out 15 in her complete-game, two-hit shutout victory. She also singled. Maddy Resciniti singled and eventually scored the game’s only run on an error in the fourth inning. A Brianna Pizzano bunt had moved Resciniti to second. GWA threw a runner out at the plate in the fourth trying to stretch a triple into a home run.

Registration Information...Please detach form and return with payment to: Pittston Area Senior Parents Association 2012. 491 Broad St., Pittston, PA 18640 or email reservations or requests to: Reservations without payment will be held until August 17th. Enclosed is my check payable to “Pittston Area Senior Parents Association 2012” in the amount of $_______ Please list names of players in group 1._____________________________________ 2.______________________________ 3._____________________________________ 4.______________________________ I am unable to attend, I am enclosing a tax-deductible contribution to the Pittston Area Senior Parent’s Association in the amount of $_________.

Name_______________________________________Phone_________ Company__________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________City_________ EmailAddress_______________________________________________



Kayak Fishing & pepperoni on a stick
Never let it be said that I’m not up for trying new things. I love new adventures in the great outdoors, new challenges connected to my hobbies and of course I never say no to new foods. My job has afforded me many opportunities with all sorts of challenges. I can say that I have repelled from one hundred foot rock ledges, crawled around in caves filled with hibernating bats and carefully jumped from rock to rock though a snake denning area. My past adventures have also included wrestling deer trapped in nets, grabbing two foot hellbenders from under rocks in Pine Creek and submerging my body through a hole in a frozen lake. I don’t think I will ever get tired of trying something new even if it isn’t quite as exciting as some of my past adventures. I recently received an invitation to fish out of a kayak in the Susquehanna River. Dave Buck from Endless Mountain Outfitters of Sugar Run insisted that I would enjoy the fishing and the kayaking adventure. The kayak Dave provided for our morning on the river was designed by fishermen for fishermen. This one happened to be called the Commander Angler 14 foot. The seat was elevated and there was plenty of room for tackle and long legs. Bryan Kolodziej was the fishing guide for today’s trip. We put our kayaks into the water at the Terrytown Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Access Area across the river from Wyalusing. We were armed with rubber worms called Yum Dingers and green colored tube baits. The trick is to paddle close enough to the shore and cast towards it. These kayaks were very stable and easy to maneuver into place. The fish quickly cooperated and a new adventure was written into the archives. I hooked into several bass with one actually strong enough to turn the kayak around a few times and that’s part of the fun. I can’t imagine the fight one would get if they hooked into a two foot catfish or carp. We continually moved downstream with the current and would paddle back upstream to fish the same hole twice. I sure the same type of fishing could be done with any kayak but I must seen 360 degrees. If you need more information on the rules and regulations, go to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission website at: Now it’s time for Pepperoni on a stick, but first an explanation. Like I wrote earlier in this article, I love trying new things including food. We were recently invited to join close friends of ours for an evening around their campfire at Frances Slocum State Park. We offered to bring along a few munchies but they insisted they had it all. My Polish background automatically envisioned kielbasa on a stick. After all it’s part of everyone’s campfire menu, isn’t it? Much to my surprise, our friends of Italian background proceeded to cut up a stick of pepperoni into half inch slices. They then skewered them with a long metal fork and handed them to us. This was truly a violation of camping 101. I bet it is even against the Geneva Convention or something. This was just wrong. Pepperoni belongs on a cracker with cheese or on a pizza. Not cooking over an open fire. But I decided to take one for the team and join in on their ceremonial degrading of a fine piece of Pepperoni. The grease quickly started dripping into the fire. My nose caught a whiff of the fine pork juices sizzling on the red hot embers. It was quite intriguing. My mouth started watering as I waited for the all done signal. And then it happened. Jacobs camping history was written. The silver dollar sized piece of slightly crispy pepperoni was a culinary delight, a true strike of genius. It was an unprecedented meeting of Polish and Italian campfire etiquette. I can’t help but think about what this family will come up with next. Who knows, maybe donuts on a stick. We would like to thank the Ciampi family from West Wyoming for the new experience. Be sure to watch Pennsylvania Outdoor Life tonight at 6:30 p.m. on WNEP. We’ve dedicated this half hour to snakes of Pennsylvania including the one that visited our weather set last weekend. Have a great day!


admit the fishing kayaks have many added features. The three mile kayak fishing trip took us about four hours. We were not in a hurry to finish and we took our time fishing some of the nicer holes. I would recommend a day on the river in a kayak. Whether it includes a fishing rod or not is completely up to you. You will see our trip on the river in an upcoming story on WNEP’S Pennsylvania Outdoor Life. Here’s how you can get in touch with Dave Buck of Endless Mountain Outfitters as well as two other kayak trip providers in our area. ENDLESS MOUNTAIN OUTFITTERS: 570-746-9140 OR SUSQUEHANNA KAYAK & CANOE RENTAL: 570-3886107 OR SUSQUEHANNA RIVER ADVENTURES: 570-328-4001 OR The River is a fun place to spend time on or near. The Fish and Boat Commission has rules to follow to help keep your outing legal and safe. Kayaks, canoes, inflatable rafts and paddleboards are not required to be registered, unless they are being used at a state-owned access area, state owned lake, Pennsylvania State Parks and state forests lake. In these cases, you must either have your non-powered boat registered or have a launch permit issued by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission or the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. In addition to the registration requirement if using a state owned prop-

Mike Wasko of Old Forge and Brandon Winn of Duryea recently participated in the South Abington Twp. Police and Maintenance 16th Annual Fishing Derby. Washo finished first in the 13-15 age group for catching the biggest fish.

erty, important life-saving equipment is required to be carried on all non-powered crafts. Every person in a kayak, canoe, inflatable raft or paddleboard must have on board a readily accessible U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket. Children 12 years of age and younger must wear their life jackets while underway on any boat 20 feet or less in length and on all canoes and kayaks. Life jackets save lives, so Wear It! The law also requires unpowered boat operators to carry some form of noise making de-

vice. It must be capable of sounding a prolonged blast for 4-6 seconds that can be heard by another boat operator in time to avoid a collision. An athletic coach’s whistle is an acceptable sound producing device. Clip it to your life jacket for easy access. Lights are also needed. If these vessels are on the water after dusk they must have a handheld or installed white light to be displayed in time to avoid a collision with another craft. When anchored or moored after dusk, an all-round white light must be displayed where it can best be

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in allowing just one run in his stint. Granteed struck out four in his three innings of work as he also allowed just one run. But the GWA standout got the support of his teammates in the final two innings. Trailing 2-1, GWA scored two in the sixth to take a 3-2 lead, and added an insurance run in the seventh for the 4-2 advantage. Granteed, Trent Grove and Jordan Zezza all came up with RBI hits, and Mike Carey scored two runs for Greater Wyoming Area. The GWA defense also contributed mightily to the victory as Nick O’Brien kept runners out of scoring position by displaying a strong arm in centerfield, and Carey recorded a huge double play, snagging a line drive before doubling up a runner at second base.
GWA 11, Coatesville 9

Edgewood-South Elmwood, RI; Edgewood (Bristol), CT; Waldo County, ME; Felton-Harrington, DE; Talbot (Home Run Baker/Easton), MD; and Freehold, NJ.
GWA 7, West Deptford 3

Greater Wyoming Area bounced back from its first loss of the all-star season with an 11-9 win over Coatesville as it earned the East Pool No. 2 seed at the Pennsylvania Senior Little League state tournament at the Cameron County Little League in Emporium last Sunday. And they needed a late rally to do so. Coatesville – from suburban Philadelphia – scored eight runs in the top of the sixth to take a 9-7 lead. But GWA responded with four runs in its half of the sixth to retake control. Jake Granteed earned the victory on the mound, and Erik Walkowiak preserved the win by striking out the side in the top of the seventh. Bart Chupka paced the GWA offense with two doubles, a single and two RBI, and Nick O’Brien chipped in with a double and two singles. Joey Erzar added an RBI single for Greater Wyoming Area and Mike Carey scored two runs.
Regional notes

A New Jersey Team has won the East Regional the past 10 years. The last time a Pennsylvania team won the East Regional was in 1999 when the Franklin Little League won. The Marvine Dutch Gap LL from Scranton finished second last season…. The Greater Wyoming Area roster is comprised of Mike Carey, Erik Walkowiak, Jake Granteed, Adam Romanowski, Tyler Wrubel, Nick O’Brien, Freddie Cefalo, Trent Grove, Bart Chupka, Jordan Zezza, Bryant Clark, Matt Klimas, Dylan Pegg, Colin Herron and Joey Erzar…. GWA is managed by Dean Carey and his coaching staff of Freddie Cefalo, Trent Grove, and Joe Bellino…. Other teams playing in the Eastern Regional include Quincy, MA; Stony Point, NY;

Greater Wyoming Area opened the Little League Senior Baseball Eastern Regionals with a 7-3 win over host West Deptford, NJ on Friday night in Thorofare, NJ – just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. For the first four innings of the victory, it looked as if GWA was in over its head. West Deptford pitcher Keith Wallace retired the first 11 hitters of the game, striking out six, as Greater Wyoming Area struggled to put the ball in play. But after Trent Grove and Bart Chupka put together back-to-back singles, a dropped pop-up that would have ended the fourth sent GWA on its way. The error allowed Dylan Pegg – who was running for Grove – to score from second, and moved Chupka to third. Chupka then scored on a passed ball, and just like that Greater Wyoming Area was ahead, 2-0. One inning later, Jordan Zezza blasted a solo homer to put GWA ahead, 3-0, and give starter Adam Romanowski a comfortable lead. Romanowski was also pitching a gem to that point, working out of a bases loaded jam in the first after some early control problems. The GWA righty struck out six over 5.2 innings before giving up a single and a homer as West Deptford got to within, 3-2. GWA answered in the sixth when Bart Chupka blasted a home run over the left centerfield fence to give the locals an insurance run and a 4-2 lead. One inning later, Greater Wyoming Area added three runs as Walkowiak doubled to lead off the inning before being knocked home by a Zezza single. Matt Klimas then drove in Zezza with a double, and would later score on a single by Mike Carey to push the advantage to 7-2. West Deptford added an unearned run in the seventh but Jake Granteed shut the door in relief of Romanowski. The victory put GWA into a game last night against Felton-Harrington, DE at 5 p.m. It is the Delaware state champs first game of the tournament. A win on Saturday would move GWA to Sunday in a game against either Waldo County, ME or Quincy, MA at 5 p.m. A loss to Delaware would give GWA the day off on Sunday and push them to an 11:30 a.m. game on Monday against the winner of the West Deptford v. Maine/Massachusetts loser game.


GWA pitcher Adam Romanowski delivers to the plate against New Jersey in the Little League Senior Baseball Eastern Regional on Friday night.


Angelo R. Shandra
August 1, 2011 Angelo R. “Smitty” Shandra, of Scranton, and formerly of Pittston, died August 1, 2011 in the North East Pennsylvania Hospice at the Regional Hospital of Scranton. His wife is the former Marion H. Rinkus. They celebrated 58 years of marriage on June 27. Born in Pittston, son of the late Salvatore and Rose Morreale Shandra, he was a member of St. Paul of the Cross Parish at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Educated in Pittston public schools, he was a graduate of Pittston Twp. High School and Lackawanna County School of Business. While at Pittston Twp. High School, he excelled at football, baseball and basketball. He was a member of the undefeated1947 Mighty Mites football team, where he played as a two-way starter at fullback and linebacker. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he received the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation and the Korean Service Ribbon. Before retirement, he was employed by Tobyhanna Army Depot for 30 years and subsequently St.Ann’s Maronite Church. Smitty played fast pitch softball for many local teams being sought after as one of the region’s premier pitchers. He pitched against opponents including “the King and his Court” and “the California Cuties.” He coached Little League baseball at Connell Park for over15 years. Smitty loved his players over his many years of coaching, and was more interested in seeing a happy player’s face than a winning score; nonetheless,

Henry R. “Hank” Bartos, 86, of Orange, died August 3, 2011, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mildred K. Bartos, formerly Mildred Lang, and was a resident of Orange for over 35 years. He was born in Pittston, a son of the late Adam and Stella Bartos and was a graduate of Pittston High School. He served as a U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II. For the last year and a half, he was a resident of the Village of Greenbriar in Dallas. He was president of the Sanapac Co., a vitamin company he co-founded with his wife in 1957. Besides being a successful entrepreneur, he was passionate about renovating properties in addition to remodeling several homes. He turned the old Wilkes-Barre Children’s Home of Noxen into a family lodge and Fanti’s Lake and Restaurant into the family lake house. He was a patron and board member

Henry R. Bartos
August 3, 2011 Kristin Scherer; brother, Edward Bartos; and sisters, Rose Nodroff and Margaret Propos. He is also survived by children, Barbara Bartos Smith and her husband, Glenn, of Annapolis, MD; Diane Scherer of Dresher; Darlene Doble and her husband, Jim, of Harding; Robert Bartos and his wife, Sandy, of Dallas; and Joanne Dillon and her husband, David, of Lakewood Ranch, FL; grandchildren, Eric Bartos and Steven Scherer; sisters, Florence DePierro and Irene Dorbad; nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. at the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 672 Memorial Hwy., Dallas, Funeral services were held August 6 from the Disque Funeral Home, Dallas. will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home Saturday. Memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Food Kitchen, Wilkes-Barre; Blue Chip Animal Shelter in Orange; or SAFE, WilkesBarre (Supporting Autism and Families Everywhere).

his teams frequently vied for league titles. Heal so had a great love for horse racing, especially attending the Hambletonian Race at the Meadowlands annually. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and was an exceptional grandfather, making all 12 grandchildren feel as though they were themost special one. His love for his grandchildren enhanced their development helping to make them very close to one another. Smitty died peacefully in the arms of his wife and daughters, and surrounded by all of his extended family. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, David and Salvatore Shandra. Also surviving are four daughters, Debbie and husband, Dr. John W. Peters, Lake Winola; Diana R. Benson and husband, Robert T., Clarks Summit; Sue M. Dodd and husband, Robert A. Dodd, Scranton; and Angela Stefani and husband, Paul, Scranton; two brothers, Joseph and John Shandra, both of Pittston; a sister, Madeline Fritz, Pittston; 12grandchildren, Dr. Rachael K. Peters, John D. Peters, Brian L. Peters, Rebecca S. Peters, Brooke R. Benson, Brianna Benson, Bobbi S. Benson, Robert A. Dodd III, Thomas M. Dodd, Paul A. Stefani, Julia Stefani and Lenah Stefani; several special nieces nephews and cousins. The funeral was held August 5 from Thomas J. Hughes Funeral Home, Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial in St. Paul of the Cross Parish at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Scranton. Interment, Italian-American Cemetery, Scranton. Memorial contributions may be made to North East Pennsylvania Hospice, 746 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, 18510.

of Music Box Dinner Theater. He also supported Penn State University, Ducks Unlimited, The Boy Scouts, St. Vincent DePaul Food Kitchen and the SPCA. On a national level, he was an active supporter of conservative politics and on the Executive Committee of NCPAC (National Conservative Political Action Committee), which was a major contributor to the success of many conservative Republicans in the 1980s and is credited with the election of Ronald Reagan as president. At the 1984 National Republican Convention in Dallas, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. Bartos co-chaired the largest independent fundraising event of the convention at Nelson Bunker Hunt’s Circle T. Ranch. They were also on the board of the National Drug Free Alliance and cochaired their 1989 Annual Gala in Washington, D.C. He was also a member of the Republican Senatorial Inner Circle, The Council for Inter-American Security and the Christian Broadcasting Network. He was also preceded in death by his granddaughter

Marie Piccolini
August 3, 2011 Marie Piccolini, 79, of Old Forge, died August 3, 2011, shortly after admission to the Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was the widow of Vincent A. Piccolini Sr., who died December 30, 2009. Born in Dunmore, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Theresa "Tessie" Killino Carra. After the loss of her father when she was six years old, she was raised in Old Forge and was a 1949 graduate of Old Forge High School, where she was known to many as "Jitterbug." She was a devout member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church at Prince of Peace Parish, Old Forge. Surviving are a son, Vincent Piccolini Jr., and wife Paula; a daughter, Denise Slack, and husband Will, all of Old Forge; a sister, Charlene Smith of Taylor; five grandchildren, Amanda Slack, Vince Piccolini III, Dustin Slack, Michele Piccolini and Anthony Piccolini; numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral was held August 6 from the Ferri Funeral Home, Old Forge, with Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s RC Church at Prince of Peace Parish, Old Forge. Interment Old Forge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Joseph’s Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, 18509. To leave an online condolence visit

Joyce Sladin
August 5, 2011 Joyce Sladin, of Wilkes-Barre, died August 5, 2011. Born February 8, 1941, in Scranton, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Sarah Joyce Gerrity. Surviving are her husband, Peter; daughters, Dianne Scarzella , and Patty Geroski; sons, Peter Jr., and David; 5 grandchildren; brothers Fred, Jerry, and Martin; sisters, Helen Magyar, Exeter; Jenny Comitz,and Sally Maxwell. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services .



The Rev. William J. McCawley
August 3, 2011 The Rev. William J. McCawley, Pastor Emeritus of Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Brodheadsville, died August 3, 2011. A son of the late Matthew L. and Viola A. Holl McCawley, he was born in Scranton on July 26, 1934. He received his early education in the Scranton Public schools, and received his B.A. in 1956, an S.T.B. in 1958, and his S.T.L. in 1960, all from St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, MD. Father McCawley completed his studies for the priesthood and was ordained on June 11, 1960, in St. Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton, by the Most Rev. Jerome D. Hannan, D.D., late Bishop of Scranton. He served as an assistant pastor at St. Elizabeth’s, Bear Creek; St. Joseph’s, Nanticoke; Sacred Heart, Luzerne; and Holy Rosary in Scranton. From 1968 to 1971, He served as a Missionary in Paraguay, South America. When he returned to the Scranton Diocese he served as an assistant pastor at Immaculate Conception, West Pittston; Annunciation, Williamsport; Sacred Heart, Luzerne; St. John the Evangelist, Honesdale; St. John the Evangelist, Wilkes-Barre; and St. Matthew’s, East Stroudsburg. He was in residence at Holy Trinity (German) parish in Hazleton in 1977. He then served as assistant pastor of St. Ignatius, Kingston; and St. Mary’s, Wyalusing. In 1979, Father McCawley was appointed to his first pastorate at St. Joachim’s in Meshoppen, where he remained until his appointment on September 9, 1982, as pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace, Brodheadsville, where he remained until his retirement and appointment as Pastor Emeritus on July 15, 2009. He also earned a Master’s of Social Work degree from Marywood College in 1973 and a Ph.D. from Adelphia University in 1980. He served as a teacher of Theology at Bishop O’Reilly High School, Kingston, and was a professor of Philosophy and Theology at King’s College, Wilkes-Barre; Misericordia University, Dallas; and Mary Immaculate Seminary, Northampton. He was a Past President of the

Board of Pastors of Notre Dame High School in Stroudsburg and also served as their Director of Development. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Thomas. He is survived by three brothers, Joseph M., Moosic; Francis X., Cheverly, MD; and James P., Scranton. Viewing will take place Monday from 3-6:30 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Brodheadsville. A Vigil Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Brodheadsville at 7 p.m., with the Rev. Thomas D. McLaughlin, Dean, presiding. A Pontifical Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. by the Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton in Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Brodheadsville. Viewing will also take place Tuesday morning prior to the 11 a.m. Funeral Mass. Interment St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery in Honesdale. The Donald N. Gower Funeral Home, Route 209, Gilbert, is in charge of arrangements. For more info or to leave on online condolence, visit


Angeline Jasinski
August 2, 2011 Surviving are sisters, Gertrude Belotti, Old Forge, and Grace Hazenski, Pittston; a brother, John Emma, Doylestown; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by brothers Carmel Emma, Salvatore Emma and Joseph Emma. Funeral services were held August 4 from the Graziano Funeral Home, Pittston Twp., with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Rocco’s RC Church, Pittston. Interment St. Rocco’s RC Cemetery, Pittston Twp.

Angeline (Emma) Jasinski, 78, of Pittston, died August 2, 2011, at the Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Taylor. Her husband is Theodore Jasinski. Together, they had just celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary June 17. Born in Pittston, she was a daughter of the late Margaret (Terrano) Emma and Angelo Emma.

Mary Jacobs
June 25, 2011 Mary Jacobs, 97, died June 25, 2011, at the Woodlawn Care Center in Newport, NH. Born on April 15, 1914, in Pittston, she was a daughter of Michael and Mary (Bavlovics) Koban. A graduate of Pittston High School, she resided on Smith Street, Dupont, until relocating to New Hampshire in 2007. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Jacobs; brothers, Andrew Koban, John Koban and George Koban; and sister, Ann Cooper. Surviving are her daughter, Janice Carroll, and husband John; son, Donald Jacobs, and his wife, Ann; grandchildren, Kate and her husband, Chuck Brutomesso; Barbara and her husband, Edward Burt; Jennifer and her husband, Chris Terreri; Sarah and her husband, Michael Rebello; Donald Jacobs Jr. and his wife, Amy; Steven Jacobs and his wife, Caroline; and Michael Jacobs and his wife, Erin; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, August 13 at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont. Burial at the convenience of the family.

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Victoria A. Calabrese
August 31, 2011
Victoria A. Calabrese, 85, of Duryea, died August 3, 2011, at the Jewish Home of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Born in Duryea, she was a daughter of the late John and Agnes Piaceski Murawski. She was a graduate of Duryea High School. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Travelers Insurance, Hartford, Conn. She was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William E. Cala-

Loretta L. Kuharchik, 63, of Exeter, died August 1, 2011, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Wilkes-Barre, June 14, 1948, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Tillie Hrencecin. She was employed as a nurse, retiring from Maternal Family Health Services in 2009. She was also preceded in death

Loretta L. Kuharchik
August 1, 2011 West Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Monica’s Parish of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, West Wyoming. Interment St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Exeter. Memorial donations may be made to the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 18702.

brese, who passed away November 19, 2005; three brothers, John, Edward and Raymond; and four sisters, Anna Mikovitch, Stella (Maszeroski) Hitura, Lucille Wychoski and Josephine Maszeroski. Surviving are nieces and nephews. Funeral was held August 6 from the Piontek Funeral Home, Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea. Interment Parish Cemetery, Duryea.

by her husband, Donald, in 1994. Surviving her are sons, David and his wife, Kathleen, of West Wyoming; Joseph, of Exeter; brother, David, and his wife, Shirley, of Boston, MA; three granddaughters, Madison, Emma and Ava Kuharchik. A funeral was held August 4 in the Recupero Funeral Home,

Alfred W. Gregor, Jr.
July 27, 2011 Alfred W. Gregor Jr., 54, West Wyoming, died July 27, 2011, after a battle with cancer in the Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit in Geisinger South WilkesBarre. He was born to Rose Marie Stover Gregor of West Wyoming and the late Alfred W. Gregor Sr. on April 11, 1957 in Hudson. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1975 to 1977. He then received his associate’s degree of electrical engineering technology from Penn State University of Dallas, after which he worked as a packaging specialist for the U.S. Army, Department of Defense. Surviving him are, his daughter, Danielle Marie Gregor of Tinton Falls, NJ; his mother, Rose Marie Gregor of West Wyoming; five aunts and three uncles. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family from the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home, Wyoming. Interment Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Carverton. There will be no calling hours.

Joseph Emma
August 2, 2011 Joseph Emma, 92, a longtime resident of Sebastopol, Jenkins Township, and a noted musician, died August 2, 2011 in Hospice Community Care Center, WilkesBarre. Born on May 5, 1919, he was a son of the late Joseph and Carmella Manganaro Emma. He was a graduate of Jenkins High School and attended King’s College. He worked at the Tobyhanna Army Depot He was a member of Paci’s Band. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served with the U.S. Army Military Band. He was also preceded in death by a brother, William Emma; and three sisters, Margaret Emma, Mary Pisano, and Catherine Micklosky. He is survived by a sister, Rose Kelly, and her husband, Joseph, Brooks Estates, Jenkins Township; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held August 4 from the Graziano Funeral Home, Pittston Twp., with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Rocco’s RCChurch,Pittston.IntermentSt. Rocco’s Cemetery, Pittston Twp.

Alvin Bruch
July 30, 2011 Alvan Bruch, 86, died July 30, 2011, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Plains Township. He was born in Duryea, on September 27, 1924, and grew up in Hazleton, a son of the late Charles A. Bruch Jr. and Mary Prusch Bruch Grebe. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force as a meteorologist and obtaining his Ph.D. in physics from NYU, he was a college
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Warren C. Clark, Jr.
July 11, 2011 Warren “Bud” C. Clark, Jr., of Pittston, died July 11, 2011, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Plains Township. Born in Pahola, HI, on November 20, 1956, he was a son of the late Warren C. and Doris Phillips Clark. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a self-employed carpenter. He is survived by his sisters, Karen Guydosh of Mill City and Sharon and husband Kevin Ray of Forkston Township; and a niece, Karri-ane Ray. A memorial service was held August 4 at the Washburn Street Cemetery, Hyde Park/Scranton, with the Rev. Earl Cassel, of the United Baptist Church in Scranton, officiating. Arrangements by the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Tunkhannock. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

professor at Wilkes College and helped start an environmental science department. He later retired in 1995 as an environmental scientist with the Tennessee Valley Authority. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Williams; his brother, Charles A. Bruch III; his stepsister, Marguerite Grebe; and his lifelong friend, Tom Bigler. He is survived by his four

children, Carolyn Bruch Mertz, Samuel Weller, Susan Bruch Moorehead and Mary Bruch Gottstein; two stepdaughters, Christine Caggiano and Katherine Caggiano; and nine grandsons and eight great-grandchildren. Interment Mountain View Cemetery at the family’s convenience. Arrangements by the Bonin Funeral Home, West Hazleton.
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Angelo P. Ventanni
August 2, 2011 Angelo P. Ventanni, 68, of Clarks Summit, died August 2, 2011, at Mercy Hospital, Scranton. He and his wife, the former Ann Krupa, would have celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary on September 20. Born in Taylor, he was a son of the late Angelo and Catherine Ross Ventanni. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Sandvik, Scranton. He is also survived by sons, Russell Ventanni of Wyoming;

Marion Schwerdtman, 84, of the Brookside section of WilkesBarre, died July 29, 2011, at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Williams. She was a graduate of St. Nicholas High School, Wilkes-Barre, Class of 1945, and the Wyoming Valley Homeopathic Hospital School of Nursing, WilkesBarre. She was employed as a


Marion Schwerdtman
July 29, 2011 di and Sierra Segear, Jimmy, Amanda, Kourtny and Abigail Schwerdtman; sister, Betty Jeanne Coolbaugh, Dallas; nephews and nieces. Funeral was held August 2 from the Corcoran Funeral Home, Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Memorial donations may be made to St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., WilkesBarre, 18702. Online condolences may be made at

Jeffrey Ventanni and his wife, Pam, of Plainfield, IL; and Todd Ventanni of Bolingbrook, IL; daughter, Lisa Ventanni of Downers Grove, IL; grandchildren, Steven and Alex Ventanni; aunts, Claire Ventanni of Peckville and Vera Marquard of Old Forge; and nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by the Piontek Funeral Home, Duryea.

Joseph R. Obester
July 28, 2011 Joseph R. Obester, 77, of Duryea, died July 28, 2011, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. His wife of 48 years is Deanna (Korey) Obester. Born on January 8, 1934, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Karuso) Obester. A U.S. Navy veteran, he honorably served his country during the Korean War. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Duryea. and also held membership with the First Catholic Slovak Union. He is also survived by his daughters, Theresa Bronson, Elaine Yakus and her husband, Albert, and Ann Marie Yurish and her husband, Patrick; and his six grandchildren. A private family funeral will be held. Arrangements entrusted to the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Forty Fort. To send an online condolence, visit Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea, 18642.

Nurse at Brooklyn Jewish Hospital. She was a member of St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Schwerdtman, on October 5, 1971; and her brother, James G. Williams. Surviving are her children, Susan Miltimore, Wilkes-Barre; James Schwerdtman and his wife, Margaret, Dallas; Betty Jeanne Segear and her husband, Edward, with whom Marion resided in Wilkes-Barre, and Kevin Schwerdtman and his wife, Joan, Exeter; grandchildren, John, Timre, Erika, Justine, Ran-

Daniel L. Norton
July 29, 2011 Daniel L. Norton, 64, of Larksville, died July 29, 2011, in the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in Kingston, he was a son of the late James and Emma Bertrum Norton and his stepfather Herbert Regan. He was a graduate of West Wyoming High, class of 1966. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, serving from 1966 through 1968 and continued his military career in the Army Reserves until 1972. He received numerous medals while serving in Vietnam as a helicopter gunmen and mechanic. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by IBM as an electrical engineer for 35 years. After retiring, he owned and operated Patriot Tours and was an independent agent for Atlantic City. He was also employed with G. Ritsick and Sons Plumbing. He was a member of the Forty Fort United Methodist Church, Harding Fire Department, and the Edwardsville Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a member of the Kingston VFW Post 283 and the Department of Veterans Affairs American Legion. Surviving are his wife of 19 years, the former Evelyn Pembleton; children, Daniel J. Norton and his wife, Mary, Forty Fort; Tracey Matlowski and her husband, Jerry, Kingston; Keri Elmes and her fiancé, Vincent Depalma, West Pittston, and Joseph M. Norton and his wife, Shanna, Fredricksburg, VA; grandchildren, Tyler Norton, J.T. Matlowski, Caitlyn Norton, Ethan Elmes and Mason Matlowski; brother, William Norton and his fiancée, Barbara Smith, West Wyoming; sister, Ida Dixon, Dallas; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held August 2 from the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home, Wyoming, with church services in the Forty Fort United Methodist Church. Interment Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville.

Marion S. Krolick
August 2, 2011 Marion S. Krolick, 83, of Wyoming, died August 2, 2011, at home. Born October 2, 1927, in Wyoming, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary Cisicka Mehalchick. She was a member of St. Monica’s Parish, Wyoming, and was also a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. Prior to her retirement, she was employed for many years in the garment industry and was a member of the ILGWU. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Anthony; brothers, George Mehalchick, Joseph Mehalchick and Leonard Mehalchick; and a sister, Sophie Gawlas. Surviving are her daughters, Mary Ann Gordon and her husband, James, of Exeter; Anna Marie Roche and her husband, John, of Wyoming; and Mary Hetro and her husband, Andrew, of Exeter; grandchildren, Lisa Ann Dress; James A. Gordon and his wife, Erin; Heather and Heidi O’Brien; and Christopher, Amy and Ashley Hetro; great-grandsons, Alex and Luke Gordon; sister, Della Polinsky of Forty Fort; nieces and nephews. Funeral was held Aug. 5 from the Bednarski Funeral Home, Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph’s Church of St. Monica’s Parish, Wyoming. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Wyoming.

Dolores K. Gavin
July 29, 2011 Dolores Kolanick Gavin, 84, of Morrisville Borough, NJ, died Friday, July 29, 2011, at the Capital Health Regional Medical Center, Trenton, NJ. Born in Hudson, she was a Morrisville Borough, NJ resident since 1960. She retired in 1956 after 12 years service with Gort’s Children Dress Factory in Hudson. She was a member of the Morrisville Senior Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, the late John Kolanick Sr. and Mary Rock Kolanick; husband, the late James J. Gavin Jr.; and siblings, the late Anna Hannon, Helen Mucha, Eva Kopera, John Kolanich Jr., Andrew Kolanick and Anastasia Kolanick. She is survived by her two sons and their spouses, David J. and Lyn Gavin of Washington Crossing, NJ; and James A. and Terri Gavin of Gahanna, OH; her daughter, Linda J. Hanson of West Pittston; six grandchildren, Harry Hanson, Dr. Katie McKillip, Nathan McKillip, Kelli McKillip Tomlinson, Samantha Gavin and Rebecca Gavin; her two sisters, Mary Budzak of Throop and Mildred Skubanicz of Ewing Township, NJ; several nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. The funeral was held August 2 from the Winowicz Funeral Home, Trenton, NJ in St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Church, Trenton, NJ. Burial St. Vladimir’s Cemetery, Hamilton Township, NJ. Memorial donations are to be made to either an S.P.C.A. of the donor’s choice or to St. Vladimir’s Church, 812 Grand St., Trenton, NJ 08610.






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Jasper and Rosemarie Butera


80 Years Young
Susan Degilio and Robert Clark

osemarie Butera of Jenkins Township celebrated her 80th birthday on August 3. She and her husband Jasper were married 58 years on July 4. They are the parents of two great sons and a wonderful daughter-in-law. Leonard at home and Joseph and Diana of Avoca. Rosemarie is the daughter of the late Joseph and Madeline Savokinas. She graduated in 1949 from Pittston High School and is a member of the class reunion committee. Rosemarie is a realtor with Lewith and Freeman Real Estate and is the chairperson of the Greater Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Celiac Support Group. For relaxation she does counted cross stitch and painted tote bags. Many people have been recipients of these special gifts. A birthday party will be held today at the Gramercy Restaurant in Pittston. Family and friends will share in this celebration.


Engaged to Wed

usan Diane Degilio and Robert Charles Clark, along with their son Ryan Charles, are announcing their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Diane Degilio, Pittston. She is the granddaughter of the late Rose Degilio and late Dominick Degilio. The groom is the son of Barry and Ellen Clark, Avoca. He is the grandson of Marlene Pucilowski, Avoca and the late Charles Pucilowski. They will exchange vows on August 13, 2011.

Mr. and Mrs. Blaise Derrico


United in Marriage

pruce Street Baptist Church was the setting May 29, 2011 for the wedding of Kerri Race and Blaise Derrico. The bride is the daughter of Gerald and Patricia Race, Taylor. The bridegroom is the son of Blaise and Kathy Derrico, Bethlehem. The Rev. Roland Buccialia performed the 3 p.m. ceremony. Michele Drake, Taylor was the matron of honor. Lisa Paden, Moosic, was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Cara Cacioppo, Moosic; Lora Slusher, Taylor; Cas Sondra Gillaspy, Duryea and Alexandra Fahey, Pittston, nieces of the bride; Christina Willis, Wilmington, Delaware; Amanda Swank, Doylestown; Julie Morningstar, Los Angeles, California; Carolyn Kayal niece of the bridegroom was the flower girl. Christian Boyer, Bethlehem was the best man. The groomsmen were Mike Lasko, Plano Texas; Nick D’Edidio, Bethlehem; Devin Derrico, Bethlehem; Ken Kurpat, Easton; Joe Critelli, Easton; Erik Litsch, Bethlehem; Marc Israel, Ithaca, New York and Anthony Carfagno, Phoenixville. Chares and Anthony Shoppel nephews of the bride were ring bearers. The reception was held at Paxon Country Club in Broomall. The bride earned a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from East Stroudsburg University and is employed at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The bridegroom earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from East Stroudsburg University and is employed with J&J Medical. Following a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple resides in Media, Pa.

Charles Joseph Vaccaro


Celebrates Baptism

Josephine Sandra Cella Fetch

harles Joseph Vaccaro, son of Charles and Marissa Vaccaro, was baptized at St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston by Deacon David Marx on June 12, 2011. CJ was born March 23, 2011, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Godparents are Robin Vaccaro and Edward Halat. Grandparents are Eddie and Marya Halat, Dupont and Ronald and Alice Vaccaro, Pittston. Great grandparents are James and Marion Dillon, Jenkins Township and Josephine Halat, Pittston. A luncheon was held in CJ’s honor at Junior’s Mediterranean Grill and Bar.


88 Years Young

orn the eighth of ten children to Pasquale and Maria Cella, on July 17, 1923.Josephine Sandra Cella Fetch lived in West Pittston until she married and moved to Wyoming where she currently resides. Josephine has two children, David R. Fetch Jr. Wyoming and Harriet Yarick, West Pittston. She is a proud Grammy to her five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Josephine enjoyed celebrating her birthday with her family.

Khloe Sofia Milisavic

First Anniversary


Celebrates Baptism

hloe Sofia Milisavic, daughter of Thomas and Nicole Milisavic, Dupont, was baptized on July 10, 2011 by Father Joseph Verespy at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Dupont. Her godparents are her aunt Marlene Bryk and Joe Cichocki. Khloe is the granddaughter of Bernard and JoAnn Bryk of Dupont. She is the great granddaughter of Bernadine and Vince Bryk, Dupont and Caroline and Albert Hite, Pittston. Khloe has two stepbrothers Tommy, 22 and Nicky, 19 both of Old Forge. A dinner was given by Grandma and Grandpa to celebrate the occasion at Holy Mother of Sorrow Hall, Dupont.

r. and Mrs. Joseph C. Sponholz celebrate their first anniversary today, August 7. They were married on August 7, 2010 by Judge Thomas Burke at The Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre. A cocktail hour and reception immediately followed. Their four children Seamus, Niamh, Aine and Tara led the ceremony. The Matron of Honor was Katherine Lipman and the Best Man was Alex Lipman of New York. The bride is the daughter of Jeanette and Vincent Gubitoso of Pittston. The groom is the son of Mr. Joseph G. Sponholz of New York and the late Dr. Jane K. Sponholz. The couple will celebrate their anniversary with their family.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Sponholz










Tenth Street second graders write to President Obama

Mrs. Moore's class Mrs. Maheady's class

The second grade students at Tenth Street Elementary wrote a friendly letter to President Obama. They asked the President questions about different topics that interested them. The students even gave him some good advice. The President wrote back and sent pictures and activity sheets for each class. Teachers for the second grade classes are Mrs. Barbara Moore, Mrs. Cathy Maheady and Mrs. Ann Marie Lawrence. Building principal is Mr. Jon Pollard.

Mrs. Lawrence's class

As Holy rosary prepares to return to school in a few weeks, the school just wanted to remind all our students that school can be fun. Pictured are our some of students at the Borough of Duryea Park for their annual Field Day. Thanks to our gym teacher, Ms. Ann Levandoski, for organizing this event. It is always a big hit, and we know this school year will hold as many fun-filled days. See you in twenty-two days!
Holy Rosary Golf Classic 2010

Students at Holy Rosary show how school can be fun
um. Please save the date and join us as we get a “head start” on our holiday shopping. A wide variety of vendors will be with us, and you can also make some money by bringing your gold to sell to our jeweler. Of course, there will be delicious food available to purchase. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children, and children under 6 are free. Any questions or interested vendors may contact Debbie Davis at 451-1762
School Gift Certificate Summer Schedule

Calling all golfers! We are looking for golfers for the 2011 Holy Rosary Golf Classic- our third annual golf tournament. The tournament will be held on Sunday, September 18 at Edgewood in the Pines Golf Course in Drums, PA. Registration and lunch will begin at 12:00 noon, and the tournament will open with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. The tournament fee is $100 per player, and includes lunch and dinner, course fees and a cart. If a foursome signs up together, their $400 fee will include a tee sponsorship. There will be prizes awarded for special shots and holes and great raffles, including a flat screen TV as the grand prize. We are still accepting sponsors and registrations, so please contact Debbie Davis at 4511762 or the Holy Rosary School office at 457-2553 for more information. All monies raised will benefit the school.
Holiday Market Place

The 2011 PTO Holiday Marketplace will be held on Sunday, September 25 from 10:00 to 4:00 in the school auditori-

Summer gift certificate hours are from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., and the final summer sale day will be Thursday, August 18. If you PK three year old class will have any questions, you may begin on Tuesday, September 6 contact Teresa at 457-9001. . There will be early dismissal days on Monday, Tuesday, 2011-2012 News Wednesday, Thursday and FriThe first summer mailing day of the first week of school. was sent home several weeks Dismissal on each of those ago. If you did not receive it, days will be at 11:00 a.m. please call the school office at Lunch will be served each day 457-2553 and it will be sent to of the first week of school exyou. Please note navy twill cept Friday. walking shorts have been added to the boys’ fall/spring uniform PK and Kindergarten choices. Another mailing will Orientations be sent within the week with There will be special Preadditional information regard- school and Kindergarten Oriening the school lunch program, tations for students and their our new aftercare program, and parents at the following times: the exciting renovations going Preschool Four Year Old on this summer in preparation Monday, August 29 from 9:00 for the new school year. to 10:00 a.m.; Kindergarten A few dates and times for Monday, August 29 from 1:00 your calendar regarding the to 2:00 p.m., and Preschool first days of school: First Three Year Old - Tuesday, Authrough eighth grades will be- gust 31 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m gin classes on Monday, August 29. Kindergarten will begin Tab Collection classes on Tuesday, August 30. The Holy Rosary Student PK four year old will begin on Council will be collecting ring Wednesday, August 31 , and the tabs for the Ronald McDonald

House throughout the school 2553. year. Please send them to Labels & Box Tops school with your children. Campbell’s Soup labels and Recycling Box Tops for Education are beIn addition to cartridge recy- ing collected at Holy Rosary cling we also have cell phone School. These programs enable recycling. Select cell phones us to provide educational recan be dropped off in the same sources that may be unafforlocation and recycled for credit. dable through our regular budFor more information or for a get. They offer exciting merlist of qualifying cartridges, chandise like computers, softsports equipment, visit ware, or contact Mrs. Skutack at 457- reference materials, science

and art items, even musical instruments. Please continue your support of these programs by sending in your labels to the school office or by placing them in the church vestibule. If you have any questions, please contact the school’s office. Also, please check labels for expiration dates. They can be sent in immediately and processed before they expire; there is no need to wait until you accumulate a quantity.

LCCC students inducted into Sigma Kappa Delta
The Sigma Kappa Delta Honor Society of Luzerne County Community College held an induction ceremony at the College’s Educational Conference Center. Twenty-seven students were inducted into Sigma Kappa Delta. The central purpose of Sigma Kappa Delta is to confer distinction upon outstanding students of the English language and literature in undergraduate studies. Sigma Kappa Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature. Shown from left, seated are Brittny Woss, Luzerne; Branden Peloso, Luzerne; Susan Gurka, Mountain Top; Mary Jo Mellas, Mountain Top; Ariana Andrejko, West Wyoming; Krystal L. Burns, Lackawanna; and Cindie Ortiz, Sugarloaf. Second row: Jeanette Gadison, Plymouth; Teddi Janosov, Sheatown, secretary, student life and athletics, LCCC; Belinda Coulibaly, Mountain Top; Meredith Capuano, Blakeslee; Salina Sachetti, Hazleton; Kyle Plitnick, Hazleton; Mary Sullivan, Swoyersville, director, student life and athletics, LCCC; and R. Bonnie Pajka, Dallas, advisor, Sigma Kappa Delta.


masetti and his wife Edith of Atlanta, Georgia. He is the grandson of Mary Jane Tomasetti of Inkerman and the late Joseph Tomasetti and Ed and Sandy Yeargan of Rome, Georgia. His paternal great grandparents include the late Clement and Mary Bowman and the late Nazareth and Margaret Tomasetti all of Pittston. Maternal great grandparents are Edith Swint and the late Edgar Swint and the late Edmund and Marjorie Yeargan, all of Rome, Georgia. A.J. will be attending first grade at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Atlanta. He has a sister, Rebecca, who is four years old. A party for family and friends will be held in Atlanta on Saturday, August 13.











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Alexis Felinski
Alexis Felinski, daughter of Al and Nicole Felinski, Pittston Township celebrated her 10th birthday on August 3. Grandparents are Al Felinski Sr., Old Forge and Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas Pecuch, Old Forge. Alexis has a brother, Adam, eight years old.

Declan Gregor
Declan Joseph Gregor, son of Michael and Mary Elizabeth Gregor, Plains, is celebrating his third birthday on August 7. Declan is the grandson of Joseph and Kate Heffers of Port Griffith and Robert and Diane Gregor of Plains. He is the great grandson of Francis and the late Anna Wallace of Plains. Declan is also the great grandson of the late Joseph and Esther Shea, the late John and Mary Heffers and the late Clayton and Elizabeth Neville. Declan has a brother, Max, five years old.

Anthony Tomasetti
Anthony Joseph (A.J.) Tomasetti will be celebrating his seventh birthday on Wednesday, August 10. A.J. is the son of Pittston native, Louis To-

Nico Maiorana
Nico Ignazio Maiorana, son of Charles and Melissa Maiorana, Duryea celebrated his first birthday June 3. Nico is the grandson of Bud and Mary Maiorana, Pittston and Dave and Cheryl Roglich, Pittston. He is the great grandson of Elizabeth Zelinka, Ashley and Rosemary Cassotti, Old Forge.

Avery Antal
Avery Antal, daughter of Corey Antal, Jenkins Township and Chris Antal, Suscon will celebrate her fifth birthday on Tuesday, August 9. Avery is the granddaughter of Susan and Richard Leonard, Dupont and Barbara and Richard Antal, Suscon. She will celebrate her birthday with family and friends with a special surprise event. Avery also has a younger sister, Peyton, who was four years old in June. Elisabeth Mari Lampman turned eight years old on July 22, 2011. Elisabeth is the daughter of Susan and Michael Lampman of Avoca. She is the granddaughter of Christine and Joseph Rutkowski of Shickshinny and Dolores and John Lampman of Avoca. Elisabeth will be in third grade this fall at the Pittston Area Intermediate Center. She has two brothers, Joshua and Jacob, nine months old.

Gilchrist children celebrate birthdays
Alanna, Julia and Martina Gilchrist, daughters of Chris and Lisa Gilchrist of Jenkins Township will all celebrate their birthdays this month. Alanna will turn five on August 21, Julia will turn three on August 15 and Martina will be two on August 10. They are the granddaughters of Phil and Mary Ann Pisano of Hughestown and Diane Gilchrist of Moosic and the late John Gilchrist. They will celebrate with a birthday party at the home.

Jeffrey Hivish

Jeffrey Matthew Hivish Jr., son of Kristin Nardone, Exeter and Jeffrey Hivish, Kunkel is celebrating his fifth birthday today, August 7. Maternal grandparents are Teri Nardone, Exeter and John Nardone, Exeter Park. Paternal grandparents are Michelle and Richard Hivish, Wilkes-Barre. Great grandparents are Joan Porfirio, Ann Nardone, Shirley and George Ferenchick and James Hivish. Jeffrey will be attending JFK for kindergarten. Parties were held in his honor.

Susan Smith, Pittston. He is the grandson of Cindy and Jim Hogan and John Murphy, all of Pittston and Sue Ann Wildrick, Factoryville. He is the great grandson of Rita Gillis, Freehold, New Bobby Smith Jersey. Bobby has a big sister, IsaBobby Smith celebrated his bella, seven. Bobby is a student third birthday on August 6. Bobby is the son of Rob and at Humpty Dumpty Kollege.

Brendan Graham
Brendan William Graham will be celebrating his seventh birthday on Friday August 12. He is the son of Scott and Amy Graham, West Pittston. He is the grandson of William and Rosanne Hartwigsen, Bear Creek and Ronald and Carol Graham, Mountaintop. He is the great grandson of Stella Reno, Kingston. Brendan participates in soccer and baseball and also enjoys music.

Elisabeth Lampman

Nina Valenti
Nina Valenti, daughter of Mike and Mara Valenti, Wyoming, celebrated her second birthday on August 6. Nina is the granddaughter of Faust and Toni Valenti and Louis and Maria Pagnotti III all of West Pittston. She is the great granddaughter of Edith Stassi and Louis Pagnotti Jr. both of Old Forge. A party is being held today in Nina’s honor.

Benjamin DeSarro
Benjamin F. DeSarro, son of Molly and Frank DeSarro of Duryea celebrated his third birthday on August 6. He is the grandson of Rosalie and Richard Kerpovich, Edwardsville and Jessica and Frank DeSarro, Moosic. Benjamin has a sister, Olivia, nine months old. A party was held in his honor.

Abigail Sankus

King’s College named to Forbes ‘Best American Colleges’ list for fourth year
King’s College has again been included in an exclusive list of “Best American Colleges” compiled for “Forbes” magazine by The Center for College Affordability and Productivity. According to Forbes, selection to the list is based on “things that matter the most to students: quality of teaching, great career prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt.” Unlike other national rankings, which separate institutions by size, cost or degrees offered, the “Forbes” list selects from among all public and private, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degree granting, and liberal arts and research driven entities. King’s ranked 489 of 650 institutions overall and as one of the top 150 colleges and universities in the Northeast, finishing in 141st place. Less than 15 percent of the nearly 4,400 colleges and universities nationwide are included in Forbes fourth annual ranking of America’s Best Colleges. King’s was the only Luzerne County college or university included in the list and one of only two institutions (University of Scranton) in northeastern Pennsylvania. Both have been named to the list every year of its existence. Colleges and universities were included on the list based on performance in five areas. The areas, listed in order from most weighted to least, were post-graduate success, student satisfaction, student debt, four-year graduation rates and student receipt of nationally competitive awards. The Center for College Affordability and Productivity, based in Washington, D.C., is dedicated to research on the issues of rising costs and efficiency in higher education.

Abigail Maria Sankus is celebrating her eighth birthday on Tuesday, August 9, 2011. Abigail is the daughter of Edward and Sharon Sankus of Duryea. She is the granddaughter of Stanley and Rita Benczkowski of Hudson and the late Edward and Victoria Sankus of Duryea. Abigail has a brother, Edward.


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Kindergarten class at WA Catholic hold end of year program
Wyoming Area Catholic School Pre-Kindergarten students had their end of the year program on June 3, 2011. First row, from the left are Olivia Latoski, Liliauna Bubblo, Mason Sosnak, Jeffrey Hivish, Katherine Potter, Timothy Moderski, Callie Morris, Claire Dolman, Michael Casey, Nathan Coates, Stephen Renfer, and Marissa Miller. Second row: Anna Musto, Liam Burke, Aiden Hooper, Luke Fuller, Elliot Miller, Julia Bilder, Logan Walizer, Shane Cegelka, Joseph Breck, Benjamin Byers, Vincent Contardi, and Nicole Yencha. Third row: Mrs Perone, teacher’s aid, Mrs. Kolendowicz, teacher’s aid, Miss Torbik, Pre-Kindergarten teacher, and Mrs. Procopio, school principal.

Final two sessions of SAT prep classes at Wyoming Area
Wyoming Area is still taking enrollment for the final two sessions of SAT Verbal Prep classes at Wyoming Area. Tooth and Nail will be used during the SAT Verbal classes along with other SAT Verbal review material. The focus during the classes will be vocabulary development and reading comprehension. Tooth and Nail books will be available on a loan basis and there will also be books available for purchase. Seniors should go on line to register for the October and November test dates. Registration for the October 1 date is September 9; late registration date is September 21. Registration for the November 5 date is October 7; late registration date is October 21. Cost is $47.00 for regular registration; late registration is an additional $24 and walk-ins pay a total of $88. Schedule for the final two SAT Verbal sessions is as follows: August 8 to 12 (Monday to Friday) from 10 a.m. to noon and August 15 to 19 (Monday to Friday) from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $35.00 per each verbal course enrolled in. Non-residents fee is $50.00 per each course enrolled in. Each class will run for a total of 10 hours. For a class to run, at least 10 students must be enrolled. Mrs. Teddi Rabel, guidance secretary, will accept enrollment for these courses. Call her at 570-655-2836 extension 2339 daily from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WA announces Kindergarten Orientation dates

ing Monday, August 22, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tenth Street Elementary Building. Wednesday, August 17, The Wyoming Area School schools for their Kindergar- at 6:30 p.m. at the Sarah J. Dy- at 6:30 p.m. at the MontgomLetters will be mailed to mond Elementary Building. ery Avenue Elementary 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the John F. parents regarding orientation District announces the fol- ten Orientation: Kennedy Elementary Build- dates and times. lowing dates, times and Thursday, August 11, 2011 Thursday, August 18, 2011 Building.

Parking permits available for juniors and seniors at WA
new parking spot. Should there tion must be filled out, otherAny incoming senior or ju- last year, can see Mrs. Denisco new parking assignment be- Friday. Please bring your parking be a change in vehicle from wise a new application will not nior for the 2011-2012 school in the Secondary Center Princi- tween the hours of 8:00 a.m. to year, who had a parking permit pal’s Office to pick up their 12:00 noon, Monday through permit with you to receive your last school year, a new applica- be necessary.

D’Eliseo speaks to LCCC Computer Information Systems Club
Ron D’Eliseo, business development manager at Computer Visionaries, Inc., recently spoke with students in the Luzerne County Community College Computer Information Systems (CIS) Club. D’Eliseo met with CIS Club students to discuss successful employment in the technology field. Shown, from left, first row, seated are Chris Vought, Berwick; and Charles Woodruff, Berwick. Second row, seated: Dylan Puterbaugh, West Pittston, special activities, CIS Club; Andrew Duffy, Shavertown; and Darren Treat, Nanticoke. Third row, seated: Cody McClintock, Kingston; Tim Bendick, Shavertown; Cassandra Kratz, Forest City, vice president, CIS Club; and Mark Beleski, Nanticoke, president, CIS Club. Fourth row, standing: Sonia Weiss, Wilkes-Barre; Angel Sosa, Wilkes-Barre; Richelle Smith, Hazleton; Karen Kosik, WilkesBarre, secretary, CIS Club; Joe Juliano, Scranton; Abdullah Abdurruzzaq, Plymouth; Shirley Yanovich, Dallas, advisor, CIS Club and professor and department chair, CIS, LCCC; and Ron D’Eliseo, Pittston, guest speaker.

Wyoming Seminary to open 168th year of classes on Aug. 28
Wyoming Seminary, with campuses in Kingston and Forty Fort, will begin its 168th year of classes at the end of August. The Upper School in Kingston will register boarding and day students on Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28 for grades nine through 12 and postgraduate. New students will participate in orientation activities on Saturday and Sunday, and freshmen will attend a special Freshman Retreat on Sunday. On Monday, August 29, a special opening-of-school convocation service will be held at the Upper School. Sem government president Renata O’Donnell ’12 of Wilkes-Barre will offer words of welcome and will ring the historic Cokesbury bell 16 times, one for each decade of Wyoming Seminary’s existence, to usher in the new academic year. Rachel Bartron, a member of the science faculty, will address the student body. The Lower School, located in Forty Fort, will open for its first day of classes on Tuesday, August 30 with a convocation for students in fifth through eighth grades. Orientation for new Lower School students in grades 1-8 will be held on Monday, August 29 from 10:00-noon, and an Open House for new and returning preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students and their parents will be held at the same time. Dr. Claire Smith Hornung, Dean of Primary, announced that the opening convocation for primary grades will be held on Wednesday, August 31. She encourages all parents of preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students to attend a Parents’ Back to School Night at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 26. A similar Back to School Night for parents of children in first and second grades will be held on Wednesday, August 31 at 7:00 p.m., and for third and fourth grades on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 7:00 p.m. Will Davis, Interim Dean of Middle School, encourages parents of middle-school students to attend their orientation session on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 7:00 p.m. For more information about Wyoming Seminary, its programs and activities, call the Upper School at 270-2160 or the Lower School at 718-6610, or visit online at <>. Pictured is Renata O’Donnell of Wilkes-Barre, a senior at Wyoming Seminary and government president, is seen ringing the Cokesbury Bell at the end of Commencement exercises in May. She will ring the bell again at a special convocation to begin Sem’s 168th year of classes on Monday, August 29.

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Sunshine Learning Center holds commencement ceremony
On Saturday, May 28 the Preschool and Kindergarten classes of Sunshine learning Center held their commencement ceremony at St. Anthony’s Hall in Exeter. All graduates performed a variety of musical selections prior to receiving their diplomas. A buffet dinner was held in their honor following the ceremony. Pictured are the graduates with their instructors. First row: (kneeling) Lillian MacDougall, Taylor Farrell, Harmony Hughes and Summer Semanek. Second row: (standing) Timothy Golightly, Ms. Danielle Cristiano, Preschool Instructor, Latrell Burgman, Jaden Jones, Zakary Mikoloso, Mrs. Patti Olmstead, Director, and Justin Herrera. Sunshine Learning Center is located at 1308 Wyoming Avenue in Exeter and has limited openings for the fall semester. Please call the center at 655-1300 for more information.

Pittston Area cheer parents to meet
The Pittston Area Cheer Parents will hold a meeting on Wednesday, August 10 at 7:00 at Savo’s Restaurant. The upcoming season along with final plans for Meet the Patriot night will be discussed. All parents are encouraged to attend.

PA Primary Center announces schedule
First Day of School

Wednesday, August 31 is the first day of school for students. Information on bus times, class assignments, and parent notes will be mailed soon. Students must report to their classrooms at 8:40. Parents driving their child to school for the first day will be required to fill out transportation information. School Schedule: Starting time: 8:40 a.m.; Dismissal times: 3:20 p.m. – Students who are picked up; 3:30 P.M. – Students who ride buses
Important Date

day of school. The policy is on the Pittston Area website at A copy of the policy is also available in the office of all schools.
Parent Note

There will be no school on Friday, September 2 and Monday, September 5 for Labor Day. School will resume on Tuesday, September 6.
Parent Newsletter/Calendar

Parents are reminded about the importance of reading aloud to their child daily. Language, reading, and thinking skills are improved when children hear books read aloud. Two parent books about the imStructured Dress Code portance of reading aloud are The Pittston Area School Reading Magic by Mem Fox District Structured Dress Code and The Read Aloud HandPolicy takes effect on the first book by Jim Trelease

All families have been mailed a parent newsletter/calendar. The calendar of tips should be used at home throughout the year to review reading, writing, math, and social skills. Behavior strategies from our PATHS program have been included. The strategies will continue daily at school.

All parents of students at the Primary Center have been sent a parent newsletter and Backto-School Parent Calendar. The calendar was created to provide effective parent tips for getting your child ready to start the new school year. Fun activities to review reading and math skills from the previous grade are included. Suggestions to develop independence and self confidence throughout the school day are also provided. All parents are reminded to follow the daily suggestions before the start of school. Review and repeat the activities throughout the year. If you have not received this information, contact the school at 655-3785.

LCCC announces fall registration dates
Luzerne County Community College will hold registration for fall semester classes on Saturday August 20, from 10 a.m. to noon; from Monday, August 22 through Wednesday, August 24, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and on Thursday, August 25 and Friday, August 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the register’s office, at the College’s campus in Nanticoke. Day and evening, on and offcampus classes for the fall semester will begin on Monday, August 29. For more information, call LCCC at 740-0337 or (800) 377LCCC, extension 7337.


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PA Kindergarten Center reminds parents about dress code
Welcome Letter

Mrs. McAndrew, principal, has mailed the annual "Welcome to School" newsletter and "Back to School" parent calendar to all those students who are properly registered for kindergarten. it contains helpful information to make the September transition a more pleasant experience. If you did not receive this mailing, please call

the school t 654-0503.
First Day of School

The first day of the 2011-12 school year will be Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Students and their parents will come to the kindergarten to meet with the principal, teachers and staff. The guardians of all properly registered students will receive an orientation letter containing

all the details for this informa- dergarten Center to 654-0503. rangements to sign your child tive day. up for kindergarten. If you Kindergarten Registration move or have a change in dayStructured Dress Code Pittston Area Kindergarten care that would affect the Parents are reminded that the registration for the 2011-12 child’s bus stop, you must notiPittston Area School District school year is now complete. fy the school immediately. The has a structured dress code pol- Any important paperwork not phone number is 654-9503. icy that all students will follow. handed in during the registraA copy of this dress code was tion days should be completed Box Tops included in the registration as soon as possible. Parents The Kindergarten Center is packet. If you have misplaced who missed registration should going to be collecting General your copy, please call the Kin- call the school to make ar- Mills Box Tops for Education

logos for the2011-2012 school year. We are asking parents of newly registered students to please begin collecting box tops. Please cut the box tops and put in bundles of 50 before you send them to your child’s teacher. Current kindergarten students who will be entering 1st grade should continue to collect box tops for the Primary Center

The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society of Luzerne County Community College held an induction ceremony at the College’s Educational Conference Center. One hundred nine students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for community and junior colleges. The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to honor students through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service. Shown are students who were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa who were in attendance at the induction ceremony, from left, first row: Dr. Stephen Housenick, Wilkes-Barre, advisor, LCCC Phi Theta Kappa chapter; Joshua Shaffer, White Haven, chapter Student Government Association representative;

Students at LCCC inducted into Phi Theta Kappa
Marc Incitti, Mountain Top, chapter president; Mary Buckley, Wilkes-Barre, chapter vice president; Stephen Swicklik, Nanticoke, chapter vice president; and Mary Sullivan, Swoyersville, director, student life and athletics, LCCC. Second row: Daniel Bixler, Spring Glen; Ryan Wenrich, Wyoming; Dana Weksner, Bloomsburg; Alexandra Crowder, Nanticoke; Melissa Stanton, Nanticoke; Emily Lynch, Forty Fort; Ariel Shiffer, Meshoppen; and Kathryn Plotkin, Scranton. Third row: Kim McManus, Plymouth; Lanelle Stefanec, Hanover Township; Nancy McCabe, Plains; Kelly McLaughlin, Pittston; Mary becca Pecora, Sugarloaf. Anne Quick, Hughestown; Fourth row: Michael Moran, Rainy Ann Boyle, Pittston; Alai- Larksville; Melissa Lohman, na Larock, Sugarloaf; and Re- Luzerne; Ann C. Roslevich, Ha-

zleton; Joseph Cimino, Jr., Gale- Brandi McDonald, Millville. ton; Disa Hart, Clarks Summit; Fifth row: Mary Grace PearBobby Morgan, Paupack; age, Avoca; Halie Frankle; Katie Brianne Jordan, Beaumont; and Smith, Bloomsburg; Amanda

Wojcik, Hazleton; Brandy Wright, Berwick; April Cook, Freeland; and Michael Jackubowski, Swoyersville.

Misericordia to celebrate 180th anniversary of Sister of Mercy
When she founded the Sisters of Mercy in 1831, Catherine McAuley encouraged her followers to go out in the community and do good deeds, not live behind cloistered walls as other religious groups did. With that community-minded directive, the order soon became known as the “walking nuns.” It was from these origins in Ireland, that the Sisters of Mercy came to the U.S. and in Catherine McAuley’s stead, started ministries addressing critical needs involving women and children across the country, including the founding of Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa. Those whose lives have been touched by a Sister of Mercy will have the chance to say thank you at a unique event on Saturday, Sept. 10 that will celebrate both the 180th Anniversary of the founding of the Sisters of Mercy and a milestone in one of the order’s most unique ministries, the 10th anniversary of the university’s Women with Children (WWC) Program. All proceeds from the “Sisters Serving Sisters, Families Helping Families” event will benefit the establishment of The Sisters of Mercy Scholarship for Women with Children at Misericordia University. “This is an opportunity to recognize the spirit and determination of Catherine McAuley, whose drive and compassion led to the formation of the Sisters of Mercy, and those sisters whose foresight not only lantic Community. In northeastern Pennsylvania, the sisters founded Mercy Center, a nursing home for retired sisters and the elderly in Dallas, Pa.; Miriam Stadulis, RSM ‘62, established the McGlynn Learning Center, a tutoring and homework center serving hundreds of underprivileged children in Wilkes-Barre for the past 25 years; Project Remain ministers to the needs of the elderly in Wilkes-Barre; Lucille Brislin, RSM ’73, founded Mercy Services, which offers tutorial work and programs for the disadvantaged in South Wilkes-Barre; Ruth Neely, RSM ‘96, is a nurse practitioner who directs the only primary care center for HIV patients in a seven county region; and Anne Paye, RSM ’52, responded to a crisis in housing for women and children and founded the Catherine McAuley Center in 1979. Today, under the direction of Sister Therese Marques, RSM’63, the McAuley Center offers housing at eight locations in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties, including a transitional housing facility in Plymouth, Pa. The Sisters have also had a long-time presence in the delivery of healthcare in the region, and hope to use the money from the recent sale of Mercy hospitals in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton to continue to serve the needs of the region through outreach programs, Sister McGroarty adds. The Mercy presence in higher education also includes sponsorship of sixteen colleges and universities including four in the mid-Atlantic community. “We hope that Sisters of Mercy from the many ministries will be able to join us at this event. We are asking their friends in the community to help make this possible by sponsoring their attendance,” Helwig states. More information on “Sisters Serving Sisters, Families Helping Families” is available online at Tickets to the gala are $125 and are available by calling (570) 674-6719. Those who would like to honor a Sister of Mercy who has impacted their life or a mother in the Women with Children Program may sponsor their attendance at the gala with a gift of $125. In addition, direct gifts to the Sisters of Mercy Scholarship Fund for Women with Children can be sent to Office of Development, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas, PA 18612. Pictured are Sisters of Mercy Jeanne Marie Devaney, RSM ’58 (Financial Aid), Mary Theresa Glynn, RSM ’58 (English faculty), Madeline Gill, RSM ’56 (teacher education faculty), Mary Siena Finley, RSM ’51 (founder of the Ethics Institute), and Joan Marie Broderick, RSM ’62 (Career Counseling and Placement), had plenty of stories to share about their time spent in service to Misericordia when they gathered recently at Mercy Center.

founded Misericordia but launched numerous remarkable missions throughout the region,” said Sue Helwig, vice president of University Advancement. “We are also coming together to honor those who went above and beyond at Misericordia to create the unique WWC program attending to the needs of some of the most vulnerable in our community, single mothers with children.” The celebration at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Plains Township, Pa., will include a special announcement of the naming of the WWC program as the Ruth Mathews Bourger Women with Children Program. “We are hoping the members of the community and our alumni will take the opportunity to rec-

ognize a Sister of Mercy who was instrumental in their lives,” Helwig adds. “A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available.” The lineage of the RSMs in northeastern Pennsylvania began with a group that settled first in Pittsburgh then Hazleton and later in Wilkes-Barre, where they started St. Mary’s High School. It was those sisters who in 1912 first envisioned a college to serve the daughters of the coal miners of the region. Their ideas were put on hold by World War I, but soon after, a building was built and the doors of College Misericordia opened in 1924. “I am constantly amazed by the insight and dedication of these women to start the first four-year college in Luzerne County,” notes Jean Messaros,

RSM ‘73, vice president of student affairs at Misericordia. “They were all doctorally educated, and took no salary so that their money went right into the running of the college.” It was under Sister Messaros’ guidance that the Women with Children Program at Misericordia was established in 2000 offering a place to live and a support network for single women with children pursuing an education. The good works of the sisters go well beyond the walls of the university, touching the lives of countless members of the community, according to Catherine McGroarty, RSM ‘74, a member of the Misericordia Board of Trustees who just completed her tenure on the membership team of the Sisters of Mercy Mid-At-

LCCC students accepted into ‘Who’s Who’
Forty-six students from Luzerne County Community College will be included in the 2011 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.” Students are selected for the publication based on academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities, and potential for continued success. Shown from left, in first row are Jennifer Ciannelli, Hughestown; Rachel Sahutsky, Mount Carmel; Kristin Augustine, Trucksville; and Thomas P. Leary, Kingston, president, LCCC. Second row: Vedish Shah, Scranton; Patrick Brennan, Jenkins Township; Nancy Eveland, Shavertown; and Richelle Smith, Hazleton.Third row: Russell Herbert, Lafayette, IN; Walter Kamora, Dalton; Randall Gray, Danville; and Karen Kosik, Wilkes-Barre. Fourth row: Sean McLaughlin, Staten Island, NY; Joseph Early, Wilkes-Barre; Joseph Juliano, Archbald; and Robert Bozentka, Trucksville. Absent from photo: Abdullah Abdurruzzaq, Plymouth; Michelle Augustine, Beaver Meadows; Seth Boyer, Pittston; Patrick Brice, Wilkes-Barre; Arielle Burgos, Sunbury; Chester Coleman, Nanticoke; Jose Colon, Hazleton; Dawn Dorris, Forty Fort; Ashley Dropko, Sweet Valley; Joann Evan, Plymouth; Danielle Eveland, Coal Township; Penna Fischer, Nanticoke; Richard Ginanni, Hanover Township; Rachel Gross, Shamokin Dam; Nadine Jarus, Mountain Top; Sara Kriley, Wilkes-Barre; Donna Krommes, Wilkes-Barre; Paige McKeone, Pottsville; Samantha Minsavage, Nanticoke; Michael Olenick, Swoyersville; Joseph Pantoliano, Mountain Top; Kayla Ramer, Coal Township; Amber Rozinski, Coal Township; Adrienne Sons, Plymouth; Kevin Stevenson, Nanticoke; Bret Taggart, Wyoming; Patrick Taylor, Mount Carmel; Norma Voyton, Wilkes-Barre; Amanda Watson, Forty Fort; Kimberly Wondoloski, Shamokin; and Stephanie Young, Taylor.


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3.2L V6. Auto. 5 speed. FWD. 30+ highway MPG. Silver with black leather int. Loaded with cruise, abs, sunroof, alloy wheels, fog lights, traction control, power windows & locks, Bose stereo. Spotless. Original owner. 82k miles. Asking $8,900 570-262-5044


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All wheel drive, 46,000 miles, burgundy with tan leather, complete dealer service history, 1 owner, detailed, garage kept, estate. $9,100. 570-840-3981 ESTATE NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that Letters of Administration CTA have been granted in the Estate of HARRY WINN, a/k/a HARRY A. WINN, late of Duryea, Luzerne County, PA (died June 27, 2011) to HELEN YUHAS, Administratrix. All persons indebted to said estate are required to make payment and those having claims or demands to present same without delay to the Administratrix named, c/o the attorney for the Estate, Barry J. Chromey, 3218 Pittston Avenue, Scranton, PA 18505 ESTATE NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary have been granted in the Estate of PETER P. ANANIA, late of the Borough of Kingston, who died August 23, 2009. All persons indebted to said Estate are requested to make payment and those having claims to present the same, without delay, to the Executrix, MONA J. ANANIA and her Attorneys. SAPORITO, SAPORITO & FALCONE 490 NORTH MAIN STREET PITTSTON, PA 18640

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Metallic Green Exterior & Tan Interior, 5 Speed Transmission, Heated Seats. 2nd Owner, 66k Miles. Excellent Condition, Garage Kept, Excellent Gas Mileage. Carfax available. Price reduced $7,995 or trade for SUV or other. Beautiful / Fun Car. 570-388-6669

BMW `93 325 IC Convertible,

100 point Concours quality restoration. Red with black fenders. Never Driven. 0 miles on restoration. RARE! $40,000 $38,000 $36,500

‘26 FORD MODEL T Panel Delivery

LT (premium package), 3.4L, 47,000 miles. All wheel drive, power moonroof, windows, locks & seats. Leather interior, 6 cd changer, rear folding seats, keyless entry, onstar, roof rack, running boards, garage kept. $13,750. 570-362-1910

Excellent condition, garage kept, 1 owner. Must see. Low mileage, 90K. Leather interior. All power. GPS navigation, moon roof, cd changer. Loaded. $9,000 or best offer. 570-706-6156

LEXUS `98 LS 400

metallic. Roof and mirror caps in black. Black leather interior. Automatic steptronic paddles. Dual moon roof. Cold weather package. Dynamic stability control. Excellent Condition. 33,600 miles. Just Serviced. 30 MPG City. Factory warranty to 50K miles. $20,995 (570) 472-9909 (570) 237-1062

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415 Autos-Antique & Classic

new tires, plugs, wires, oil. Excellent Condition. $7,495 (570) 562-1963

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1954 MERCURY MONTEREY WOODY WAGON 100 point restoration. $130,000 invested. 6.0 Vortec engine. 300 miles on restoration. Custom paint by Foose Automotive. Power windows, a/c, and much more! Gorgeous Automobile! $75,000 $71,000 $69,900

V8, Auto, 1,300 miles, all options, show room condition. Call for info. Asking $24,995 Serious inquiries only. 570-636-3151



94K original miles, quad seating, very clean, sharp. $4,995 1218 Main St. Swoyersville, PA 570-718-6992 Buy-Sell-Trade


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Blue/white top & white interior. Recent documented frame-off restoration. Over $31,000 invested. will sell $19,900. 570-335-3127


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94,000 miles, automatic, front wheel drive, 4 door, air conditioning, air bags, all power, cruise control, leather interior, $3,300. 570-394-9004 TOYOTA `91 CAMRY LE good condition, no reverse, 4 door, runs great, new tires $650. Mike 570-675-4383


Convertible with Hard Top. AM/FM. 6 disc CD. 117 K miles. Stage 2 Dinan suspension. Cross drilled rotors. Cold air intake. All maintenance records available. $16,695 570-466-2630

BMW `99 M3

63,000 highway miles, silver, runs great, $11,500. negotiable. 570-479-2482


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tion. 350 engine, classic silver with black bottom trim, all original, registered as an antique vehicle, removable mirror tops. 66,000 miles, chrome wheels & tires in very good shape, leather interior, garage kept. Must see to appreciate. Asking $9,000 or willing to trade for a newer Pontoon boat. Call 570-545-6057

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CHEVROLET `01 CADILLAC `02 DEVILLE MONTE CARLO 85K miles. Black 1 owner. V6. Beauti-


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Red with black top. 6,500 miles. One Owner. Excellent Condition. $18,500


MAZDA `99 MIATA MX5 129,000 miles,
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Black w/ tan leather interior. All power. 6 cylinder. Sun roof. Recently inspected. New tires. 140K miles. $6,800 (570) 868-6986

BMW `00 323I


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Chrysler ‘02 Sebring

black and red interior. 9,700 miles, auto, HUD, removable glass roof, polished wheels, memory package, Bose stereo and twilight lighting, factory body moldings, traction control, ABS, Garage kept - Like New. $27,900 (570) 288-3256


6 CD changer. Moonroof. Heated seats. Power locks. Black with beige leather interior. 104,000 miles. $9,995 (570) 474-9563 (570) 592-4394


Low mileage, 197 miles. Selling due to death in family. Lime green. Loaded. $15,500. Call 570-788-4354

MAZDA 2 `11

V6 EXL. 77K miles. 1 owner with maintenance records. Slate blue with leather interior. Sunroof. Asking $12,500. Call 570-239-2556


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1,000 miles document. #380 Highly collectable. $28,500 570-472-1854

FORD SC Coupe SALEEN ‘04 281

miles, garage kept, triple black, leather interior, carriage roof, factory wire wheels, loaded, excellent condition. $5,500. Call Mike 570-237-7660

LINCOLN `88 TOWN CAR 61,000 original

Only 12,000 miles. Vehicle in like new condition. $19,000. 570-288-4322

CHEVY ‘08 3500 HD DUMP TRUCK 2WD, automatic.



Floorboards,V&H Pipes, White walls,Garage Kept. 6K Miles $5,200 (570) 430-0357


1100 Custom. 5800 miles, light bar, cobra exhaust, windshield, many extras, must sell. $4,900. Call 570-301-3433


Low mileage. Many extras. Clean. $9,500 (570) 646-2645

BMW ‘07 K1200 GT

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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


SOLID CAR! Interior perfect, exterior very good. Runs great! New tires, 68K original miles. $5,500 FIRM. 570-905-7389 Ask for Lee



100th Anniversary Edition Deuce. Garage kept. 1 owner. 1900 miles. Tons of chrome. $38,000 invested. A must see. Asking $18,000. OBO 570-706-6156


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Legals/ Public Notices

LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Redevelopment Authority of The City of Pittston seeks separate proposals for EACH of the following services related to the implementation of the housing rehabilitation and homebuyer programs and other related programs: • • • • Electrical Rehab Inspector Appraisers Environmental (lead/asbestos/ risk assessment)


miles. Original owner. V@H Exhaust and Computer. New tires. $4,100. 570-574-3584

Kawasaki` 93 ZX11D NINJA LIKE NEW 8900 Original

Super Lite Fifth Wheel. LCD/DVD flat screen TV, fireplace, heated mattress, ceiling fan, Hide-a-Bed sofa, outside speakers & grill, 2 sliders, aluminum wheels, water purifier, awning, microwave oven, tinted safety glass windows, raised panel fridge & many accessories & options. Excellent condition, $22,500. 570-868-6986


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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


AWD, Fully loaded, 1 owner, 22,000 miles. Small 6 cylinder. New tires. Like new, inside & out. $14,900. Call (570) 540-0975



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SLT Club Cab. 4 wheel drive. V8 auto. Blue. 49k miles. Many extras. Garage kept. Excellent condition. $13,500 negotiable 570-430-1396


Special Edition. Maroon, Fully loaded. Leather seats. TV/DVD, navigation, sun roof plus many other extras. 3rd seat . Only 1,900 Miles. Brand New. Asking $37,000 (570) 328-0850

removable hard top, power windows, AM /FM radio with cassette player, CD player, automatic, 4 new tires. Champagne exterior; Italian red leather interior inside. Garage kept, excellent condition. $31,000. Call 825-6272

MERCEDES-BENZ `73 450SL with Convertible

Road King Classic FLHRC. Burgundy / Cream. Driver & Passenger back rest, grips, battery tender, cover. Willie G accessories. 19k miles. $14,400 or best offer. Call 262-993-4228



King of the Highway! Mint original antique show winner. Factory spot lights, wide white tires, biggest Harley built. Only 28,000 original miles! Never needs inspection, permanent registration. $7,995 570-905-9348


The Authority intends to rehabilitate approximately 10 homes over the next 3 years funded with federal HOME funds and/or Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The complete Request for Proposal including submission requirements and scope of services required for each of the above services may be obtained from the Redevelopment Authority, Suite 202, City Hall, 35 Broad Street, Pittston, PA 28640 or call 570654-4601 (TDD: 7-1-1 PA Relay Center). Proposals must be sealed, clearly marked as to which type of service is being quoted and received by the Redevelopment Authority at the above address no later than 2:00 p.m. on August 19, 2011. The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Pittston is an equal Opportunity Employer. MBE/WBE and Section 3 businesses are encouraged to respond. INVITATION FOR BIDS The Pittston Area School District (PASD) will receive Bids for the Annual Fire Alarm Service Contract project generally comprised of removal of pneumatic temperature controls and installation of automatic temperature controls for selected zones, and all incidental work related thereto until 11:00 A.M. (local time) on the 11th day of August, 2011 at the PASD Administrative office located at 5 Stout Street, Pittston, PA. The Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud that same day. SCOPE OF WORK, may be examined and obtained at Borton-Lawson, 613 Baltimore Drive, Suite 300, Wilkes-Barre, PA 187027903 or bidders may contact Jane Thomas at for an electronic copy in PDF format sent via email. SCOPE OF WORK may be examined at the Northeastern Pennsylvania Contractors Association, Inc., 1075 Oak Street, Suite 3, Pittston, PA 18640. Each BID, when submitted, must be accompanied by a "Bid Security" which shall not be less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the BID. Bidders attention is called to the fact that not less than the minimum wages and salaries in accordance with the provisions of the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act 442 and contained in the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, must be paid throughout the duration of this project. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish and pay for a satisfactory Performance Bond and a Labor and Material Payment. The successful Bidder is subject to the Steel Products Procurement Act and the Public Works Contractors Bond Law of 1967. The PASD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The PASD reserves the right to reject any or all Bids and to waive informalities in the Bidding. To visit the project site, bidders may contact Jim Serino at the District 570-6542415, Ext. 2220. BIDS may be held by OWNER for a period of not to exceed Sixty days (60) from the date of the opening of BIDS for the purpose of reviewing the BIDS and investigating the qualifications of Bidders, prior to awarding of the CONTRACT. For The Pittston Area School District: Deborah Rachilla, Board Secretary

Brand new 2010 tandem axle, 4 wheel electric brakes, 20’ long total, 7 x 16 wood deck, fold up ramps with knees, removable fenders for oversized loads, powder coat paint for rust protection, 2 5/16 hitch coupler, tongue jack, side pockets, brake away switch, battery, 7 pole RV plugs, title & more!! Priced for quick sale. $2,995 386-334-7448 Wilkes-Barre


Looking for the right deal on an automobile? Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions!

front wheel drive, excellent condition. Asking $2,500 or best offer (570) 655-2664

DODGE `94 CARAVAN 6 cylinder, auto,

Doyouneedmorespace? A yard or garage sale in classified is the best way tocleanoutyourclosets! You’re in bussiness with classified!

Travel Trailer. 29’, mint condition, 1 slide out a/c-heat. Stove, microwave, fridge, shower inside & out. Many more extras, including hitch equipment and sway bars. Reduced. $12,500. Call 570-842-6735


Limited. Leather. 7 passenger.Remote doors. DVD player, premium sound. Rear A/C. 57,800 miles. $8,995. Call 570-947-0771


SUNLITE CAMPER 22 ft. 3 rear bunks,

center bathroom, kitchen, sofa bed. Air, Fully self contained. Sleeps 6. New tires, fridge awning. $4500. 215-322-9845

bedroom, Walk thru bathroom. Center kitchen + dinette bed. Front extra large living room + sofa bed. Big View windows. Air, awning, sleeps 6, very clean, will deliver. Located in Benton, Pa. $4,900. 215-694-7497

TRAVEL TRAILER 33 ft Rear queen master

17’ box. Excellent running condition. Very Clean. $4,300. Call 570-287-1246

FORD `90 TRUCK FORD `99 E250


Entry level field employees for a two person crew, no experience necessary, company will train. The work is outdoor, fast paced, very physical and will require the applicant to be out of town for eight day intervals followed by six days off. Applicants must have a valid PA driver’s license and clean driving record. Starting wage is negotiable but will be no less than $14.00 per hour plus incentive pay with family health, dental and 401k. Apply at: R.K. Hydro-Vac, Inc. 1075 Oak Street Pittston, PA 18640 e-mail resume to: tcharney@ or call: 800-237-7474 Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:30. E.O.E and Mandatory Drug Testing.


Forty Fort Dental Office. Monday through Thursday 9am-5pm. Please fax resume to 570-718-0663


Needed for a rapidly growing ambulance/ transport company. Must have valid driver’s license, current certifications. Competitive salary and benefits. Apply in person or online, no phone calls. TransMed Ambulance 100 Dilley St., Forty Fort, PA


Immediate opening in Urology. Experience preferred. Send resume to Fiorelli Urology Associates 1155 Route 315 Wilkes-Barre, 18702






Triple black, economical 6 cylinder. 4x4 select drive. CD, remote door opener, power windows & locks, cruise, tilt wheel. 108k highway miles. Garage kept. Super clean inside and out. No rust. Sale price $6,895. Scranton. 570-466-2771 Wanted. To perform contract management for state and federal projects. Health insurance, 401k benefits. Send resume to: jamestohara@ or fax to 570-842-8205.


250 General Auction

250 General Auction

Complete Liquidation Wed, Aug. 17 2011 – 9:00AM Clarks Summit, PA “No Minimums-No Reserves” Never A Buyers Premium! Hydraulic Excavators • Crawler Tractors • Rubber Tired Loader & Extend-A-Hoe • Equipment Attachments • Articulated End Dumps • Vibratory Compactor & Motor Grader • Skid Steer Loader • Portable Screening Plant & Radial Stacker • Portable Chippers & Straw Blower • Firewood Processor & Wood Stacker • Scissors Lift, Trencher, & Portable Air Compressor • Truck Tractors & Lowboy Trailer • Dump Trailers • Tri-Axle Dump Trucks • Flatbed/Dump & Utility Trucks • Tag-A-Long Trailers • Snow Removal Equipment • Contractors & Shop Tools CALL (800) 233-6898 FOR COMPLETE DESCRIPTIVE BROCHURE!
PA Auction Lic. No.: AY000281

Wheelchair Van 78,250 miles. Fully serviced, new battery, tires & rods. Seats 6 or 3 wheelchairs. Braun Millennium lift with remote. Walk up door. Front & rear A/C. Power locks & windows. Excellent condition. $7,500. 570-237-6375

Site Tech, Inc.

Must Sell! Appraised for $9,200
45,000 miles • 350 Rocket engine • Fender skirts • Always garaged Will sell for $6,000 Serious inquires only 570690-0727
• All original

SLE Package. 2WD. Very Clean. 105,000 miles. $3,500. (570) 283-3184 (570) 696-4358


MITSUBISHI `95 MONTERO SR 4WD 177,102 miles, auto-

527 Food Services/ Hospitality

Vance and Hines Pipes, New Battery, Extra Seat, Very Clean Bike $8,000 570-592-4021

2 wheel drive 84,000 original miles $5,900. or best offer 570824-3096


matic, four wheel drive, 4 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, power seats, cruise control, AM/FM radio, cassette player, CD changer, leather interior, sun roof, rear defroster, rear windshield wiper, new Passed inspection, new battery. $2,500 (570) 868-1100 Call after 2:00 p.m.

For private school. 9:30-2. $8.00/hour. Call 823-7574 between 1-3pm.


If so, consider becoming a foster parent. Complete training, support and reimbursement will be provided every step of the way. Call FCCY 1800-747-3807. EOE


Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

Coupe Good condition. Call for details (570) 881-7545

STUDEBAKER ‘31 Rumble seat,

HONDA `03 REBEL 250. Black with red
rebel decal. 65MPG. Excellent condition. 1,800 miles. $1,800. OBO Call 570-262-6605

MERCURY `07 MARINER One owner. garage
kept. Showroom condition fully loaded, every option 34,000 mi. $16,500 (570)825-5847

automatic, all-wheel drive, 4 door, air conditioning, all power, CD player, leather interior, tinted windows, custom wheels, $13,000 Call 570-829-8753 Before 5:00 p.m.

SUZUKI `07 XL-7 56,000 miles,

Excellent wages. Must have own tools & PA Inspection & Emissions license. Call Jerry 570-388-2570 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

AUTO MECHANIC No weekends.


Boats & Marinas

trailer. 1996 Mercury 90hp motor/ less than 100 hours. $12,500. Call 570-215-0123

CREST III ‘96 25FT PONTOON BOAT with 2007 Hoosier

250. 157 Miles. Excellent Condition. $1,200. Call 570-256-7760


Black with grey interior. 196k highway miles. 4x4. Power windows & locks. New tires, brakes, rotors. Great condition. $4,350. Call 570-574-7140


Q-LINK LEGACY `09 250 automatic. Gun
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250 General Auction

468 Auto Parts

Mavis Discount Tire/ Cole Muffler is currently in search of high quality, experienced Tire Store Managers. Qualified applicants should be proficient in tire sales, undercar repairs and exhaust. PA emissions license a plus. Experienced candidates please call 914-804-4444 or e-mail resume to cdillon@


Now accepting applications for: -Machine Operators (Rotating Shifts) -Customer Service Representatives -Part Time Assistant Sales Coordinator -CNC Machine Operators -Front Office Medical Clerk -Material Resource Manager -Mig/Tig Welders -Stock Clerks -General Labor -Receptionist -Legal Secretary -Paralegal 570.208.7000 www.


Hiring 50. Vehicle required, $10-$30 per hour. Will train. 570-714-FLAG.



Production/ Operations

metal gray. MP3 player. $3,000. Great first motorcycle. 570-696-1156


Legals/ Public Notices

(1) Lot Near Archbold, Off Rt. 6 (Gov. Casey Hwy.) (2) Single Family Home, Forty Fort, PA (3) 5-Unit Apt. Complex, Hazleton, PA

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INVITATION FOR BIDS The Pittston Area School District (PASD) will receive Bids for the Middle School Paving Repair project generally comprised of removal and replacement of asphalt paving, and all incidental work related thereto until 11:00 A.M. (local time) on the 11th day of August, 2011 at the PASD Administrative office located at 5 Stout Street, Pittston, PA. The Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud that same day. CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, including DRAWINGS and PROJECT MANUAL, may be examined and obtained at Borton-Lawson, 613 Baltimore Drive, Suite 300, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-7903. CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the Northeastern Pennsylvania Contractors Association, Inc., 1075 Oak Street, Suite 3, Pittston, PA 18640. PROJECT MANUAL is in one binding with DRAWINGS to be included. Bidders may secure DRAWINGS and a PROJECT MANUAL upon payment of Twenty dollars ($20.00) or bidders may contact Jane Thomas at for a complimentary electronic copy in PDF format sent via email. (Please add $10.00 for U.S. Mail delivery or $20.00 for FedEx delivery without a FedEx account.) All construction work is included in one Prime Contract. Checks shall be made payable to BortonLawson, and will not be refunded. Each BID, when submitted, must be accompanied by a "Bid Security" which shall not be less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the BID. Bidders attention is called to the fact that not less than the minimum wages and salaries in accordance with the provisions of the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act 442 and contained in the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, must be paid throughout the duration of this project. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish and pay for a satisfactory Performance Bond and a Labor and Material Payment. The successful Bidder is subject to the Steel Products Procurement Act and the Public Works Contractors Bond Law of 1967. The PASD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The PASD reserves the right to reject any or all Bids and to waive informalities in the Bidding. To visit the project site, bidders may contact Jim Serino at the District 570-6542415, Ext. 2220. BIDS may be held by OWNER for a period of not to exceed Sixty days (60) from the date of the opening of BIDS for the purpose of reviewing the BIDS and investigating the qualifications of Bidders, prior to awarding of the CONTRACT. For The Pittston Area School District: Deborah Rachilla, Board Secretary

INVITATION FOR BIDS The Pittston Area School District (PASD) will receive Bids for the Kindergarten Center Temperature Controls project generally comprised of removal of pneumatic temperature controls and installation of automatic temperature controls for selected zones, and all incidental work related thereto until 11:00 A.M. (local time) on the 11th day of August, 2011 at the PASD Administrative office located at 5 Stout Street, Pittston, PA. The Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud that same day. CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, may be examined and obtained at Borton-Lawson, 613 Baltimore Drive, Suite 300, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-7903. CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the Northeastern Pennsylvania Contractors Association, Inc., 1075 Oak Street, Suite 3, Pittston, PA 18640. PROJECT MANUAL is in one binding. Bidders may secure a PROJECT MANUAL upon payment of Twenty dollars ($20.00) or bidders may contact Jane Thomas at for a complimentary electronic copy in PDF format sent via email. (Please add $10.00 for U.S. Mail delivery or $20.00 for FedEx delivery without a FedEx account.) All construction work is included in one Prime Contract. Checks shall be made payable to BortonLawson, and will not be refunded. Each BID, when submitted, must be accompanied by a "Bid Security" which shall not be less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the BID. Bidders attention is called to the fact that not less than the minimum wages and salaries in accordance with the provisions of the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act 442 and contained in the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, must be paid throughout the duration of this project. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish and pay for a satisfactory Performance Bond and a Labor and Material Payment. The successful Bidder is subject to the Steel Products Procurement Act and the Public Works Contractors Bond Law of 1967. The PASD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The PASD reserves the right to reject any or all Bids and to waive informalities in the Bidding. To visit the project site, bidders may contact Jim Serino at the District 570-6542415, Ext. 2220. BIDS may be held by OWNER for a period of not to exceed Sixty days (60) from the date of the opening of BIDS for the purpose of reviewing the BIDS and investigating the qualifications of Bidders, prior to awarding of the CONTRACT. For The Pittston Area School District: Deborah Rachilla, Board Secretary

Auction To Be Held @ The Properties – Directions Below. All Properties Sell Absolutely To The Highest Bidder, Regardless Of Price.

Saturday, August 20, 2011 10:30AM / 1:30PM / 4:30PM

AUCTION: 200’ x 400’ Lot On 4 & 32 Forest Lane. Vacant Lot – Lays Well – 200 Ft. Frontage, Lots 4 + 32 Will Be Sold @ 10:30AM, Sat. 8/20/11. INSPECTION: At Your Leisure Or 1 Hr. Prior To Auction Start Time, Terms Below. DIRECTIONS: From Rt. 6 (Gov. Casey Hwy.), Exit To Salem Rd Which Becomes Salem Heights Rd. (Archbald Mnt. Rd.), Turn Right To Collins Blvd., First Left To Forest Ln.

AUCTION 1: Lot @ 4-32 Forest Lane, Archbald, PA 18403 @ 10:30AM, Sat. Aug. 20, 2011

BEST PRICES IN THE AREA CA$H ON THE $POT, Free Anytime Pickup 570-301-3602

I-CAR and ASE certifications are a plus. Excellent pay, health care plan and 401(k).

Contact: Rudy Podest Parts & Service Director email: rpodest@

AUCTION 2: 3 Bedroom, 1 ½ Bath Brick Front Home On 167 Slocum St., Forty Fort, PA. 3 Bedroom, 1 ½ Bath Brick Front Home w/ Car Port On Nice Street. Has Older Pool In Rear, House Would Make A Nice Starter Home / Good Rental Or Nice Place To Live, Decent Shape! Seems Like A Nice Area, Close To Everything, Take A Look! INSPECTION: Sun. Aug. 14, 2011 From 1:30PM To 3PM, Or Day Of Auction 1 Hr. Prior To Auction Start Time, Terms Below. DIRECTIONS: From Route 81 Take Exit 170B (309N), Take Exit 4 Toward Forty Fort Rt. 11 To Slocum St.

AUCTION 2: Home @ 167 Slocum St., Forty Fort, PA 18704 @ 1:30PM, Sat. Aug. 20, 2011.


Accounting/ Finance

AUCTION 3: Great Income Property On 597-599 Carson St., Hazleton, PA. Income Property – 3 Bldg. 1st Bldg.: 3 Apts. – 2-3 Bedrooms Each, Good Sized & Pretty Nice. 2nd Bldg.: 2 Apts. – Both 2 Bedroom. 3rd Bldg.: 3-Stall Garage, Rentable. A Property Here That You Could Rent 5 Apartments & A Garage. Seems Like Nice Neighborhood, Money Not Making Any Money In The Bank – Put It Here, You Will See The Returns. A Real Opportunity – Take A Look. INSPECTION: Sun., Aug. 14, 2011 From 4PM To 5:30PM, Or Day Of Auction 1 Hr. Prior To Auction Start Time, Terms Below. DIRECTIONS: From Route 81 Take Exit 143 To 924N, Left To 924 N / Can Do Expy., Straight To W. Diamond Ave., Left On N. Carson St., 597 Is On The Right. Properties Sell Absolutely To The Highest Bidder(s), Regardless Of Price. Properties Sells As-Is, Where-Is, How-Is. Any Tests Wanted Or Needed, Must Be Done Prior To Auction. Announcements Made Day Of Auction Take Precedence Over Printed Material. Brochures Available @ Properties Or On Our Website @ Terms: 10% Buyers Premium Will Be Added To The Final Bid Price, The Total Becomes The Purchase Price. 10 % Down Of Purchase Price Required Day Of Auction On Auction 2 & 3 (Home & Apt. Building), $1,000.00 Required Day Of Auction On Auction 1 (Lot) In Cash Or Good Check With Positive ID. Balance Due On Closing Within 30 Days. Properties Sell Subject To No Contingencies, Be Prepared! Owner: Local Bank

AUCTION 3: Great Income Property @ 597-599 Carson St., Hazleton, PA 18201 @ 4:30PM, Sat. Aug. 20, 2011

Wanted. To generate in house financial statements and job cost tracking for state and federal projects. Health insurance, 401k benefits. Send resume to: jamestohara@ or fax to 570-842-8205.


577 East Main St Wilkes-Barre, PA 570-823-8888

Coccia Ford Lincoln

$9.00/hr. to start 60-90 day evaluation with $increase$ based on YOUR performance, attendance etc. Benefit Package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Vacation, Holiday pay PLUS Full-time 12 hour shifts on alternating 3 & 4 day work weeks. Every other weekend a must. Previous mfg. experience preferred. Some heavy lifting. Accepting applications at AEP INDUSTRIES, INC. 20 Elmwood Ave Crestwood Industrial Park Mountaintop, PA 18707 EOE We are a drug free workplace.



Logistics/ Transportation

506 Administrative/ Clerical
Receptionist/ Assistant needed for medical practice. Part time evenings. Computer skills necessary. Good phone skills. Send resume to Human Resources 420 Main Street Edwardsville, 18704


Drivers: Dedicated Routes Gouldsboro, PA. $2,000 Sign On Bonus Regional, Great Pay, Miles, & Quality Equipment Excellent Health/ Supplemental Benefits on day one. CDL-A, 2 Years Experience Required Recruiting: 866-851-9902

610 Business Opportunities

548 Medical/Health

The only shop in the area! 1,300 sq/ft retail & 1,300 sq/ft storage Includes established sales, all equipment, showcases, inventory & memberships to FTD, Tele-Floral & 1-800-FLOWERS. Willing to train buyer. Owner retiring after 25 years in business. Room for potential growth.
Pictures available.


Mel & Matt Manasse Auctioneers & Licensed Real Estate Brokers PA Auctioneers License # AU571L & AU3517L PA Brokers License # SBR000462 & ABR000472 607-692-4540 / 1-800-MANASSE WWW.MANASSEAUCTIONS.COM

filing, daily bank deposits, correspondence, daily billing. Management of microsoft outlook. Proficiency in microsoft office applications including Excel and Word is required. Salary & benefits, MondayFriday, 9am – 5pm. Send resume to: P.O. Box 478 Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703


CAREGIVER Young Senior

with MS in electric wheelchair. Live-in preferred. Having outside job, okay. Free room & board, plus. Call 829-1810

Position available to qualified applicant. Part time hours 1pm-5:30pm, 4 days per week in modern office with pleasant surroundings. Knowledge of dental insurance and scheduling a plus. E-mail resume to:


CALL 570-542-4520

For Sale. $25,000. Please Call Anna, 570-540-6708


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SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2011 PAGE 10 Antiques & Collectibles 720 Cemetery Plots/Lots 744 Furniture & Accessories 752 Landscaping & Gardening
CANNA PLANTS. Tall red potted, bloom until frost. Have 25 at $4.50 each.570-288-9843 COMPOST TUMBLER 55 gallons, very good shape $125. 542-5622 LAWN MOWER - 4.5 hp, 22” cut, good condition. $75. 570-881-7116 LEAD WEIGHTS. (1) pair from older model Cub Cadet mower with attaching pins. $75. 333-4827 ROTOTILLER small, Craftsman 32.8cc, runs good $225. 570-945-3172


758 Miscellaneous
TIRES (4) brand new Cooper Touring Tires, 185/65, r14, a/s, r/w. $300. paid $365. had to retire the car due to under-carriage rust. 570-283-0922 TRUCK CAP: 8’ Jeraco fiberglass truck cap $150. 570-824-0270 TYPEWRITER $5 CAT LITTER BOX & food dishes $7. COOKIE JAR ceramic bear $5. 570-696-3368





906 Homes for Sale

906 Homes for Sale

TYCO diesel engine, golden eagle, in box $20. 570-735-1589 YEARBOOKS: Coughlin H.S. 26, 28, 32, 34, 43-44, 46, 49, 51-55, 61, 63, 85-88, 94; GAR H.S. 34-37, 42-47, 55-56, 61, 72-73, 75, 80, 84, 05, 06, Meyers H.S.: 35, 36-38, 42-46, 50, 57, 60, 67, 74-77, Wyoming Valley West H.S. 68-69, 71, 73, 78, 84-85, 87, 88, 90, 93; Old Forge H.S. 66, 72, 74; Kingston H.S. 38-45, 48-49, 62, 64; Plymouth H.S. 29-33, 35, 37, 3839, 46-48, 53-55, Hanover H.S. 5152, 54; Berwick H.S. 52-53, 56-58, 60, 67, 68-69; Lehman H.S. 73-76, 78, 80; Westmoreland H.S. 52-54; Nanticoke Area H.S. 76, 08; Luzerne H.S. 51-52, 56-57; West Pittston H.S. Annual 25-28, 31-32, 54, 59-60, 66; Bishop Hoban H.S. 72-75; West Side Central Catholic H.S. 65, 75, 80-81, 84; Pittston H.S. 63; Swoyersville H.S. 60-62, 36. 570-825-4721

Philadelphia suburb near the old Nabisco & Neshaminy Mall. 2 graves + concrete vault with possibility of double deck. Estimated Value $7,000. Asking $5,000. Call 570-477-0899 or 570-328-3847


COMPUTER DESK large “Sauder” with hutch $80. Student desk 2 drawer oak $35. Rolltop, dark walnut $50. Writing desk, cherry with matching chair $25. 570-735-1730 COUCH, full size, leather $350. End table $25. 570-288-4451 DESK solid wood with 2 drawers, excellent condition, $40. 472-1646 DESK, small with hutch. $20. COMPUTER STAND, oak. $25. SHELVES, two. $25 each. 570-823-8442 DESKS drop down top 3 drawers, pecan finish, $85. Computer with pullout for keyboard, shelf for tower $15. 570-287-2517 DINING SET: table with 2 leaves, 6 chairs, hutch with four glass doors, dark maple color, $250.570-654-1596 DROP LEAF TABLE 4 chairs. Ashley Furniture/ Solid Wood, 2 tone, 42x25 closed, 42x41 opened. $150 570-299-7621 END TABLES 2 oak $35. Victorian couch $100. Antique end tables with drawer, leather top $100 set. Antique armoire $100. 570-262-1615 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, Oak. 56w X 71h. Glass doors. 2 lights. Excellent condition. $250. 570-735-5482 FUTON queen size cost $200 new sell $150. 288-4694 HEADBOARD Ashley Furniture black lacquer queen/full with gold trim, excellent condition. $9. 570-235-0754 HUTCH ANTIQUE &SERVER, DEPRESSION ERA $300. 570-455-6054 KITCHEN SET. 5 PIECE. Walnut, 60” table. Very good condition. $200 or best offer. Must see. 570-822-1094 KITCHEN TABLE & 4 chairs, 1 chair needs repair, round 42x42 extends to 48 with leaf. Green & oak color. Purchased at Bon Ton. $100. 570.814.0633 LAMP, stain glass. Pittsburgh Penguins $65. Bed, Queen size, sleigh bed style $350. Nightstands (2) $200. 2 Oriental room divider, stone work on 1 side & painted mural on other side $300. Floor lamp & table lamp to match, black with silver trim. $70. 288-4451 RECLINER, very good condition, electric lift & massage features. Great for someone having trouble standing. $75. 570-446-8672 ROCKERS. Wicker (2) $25 and $39 each. Wicker Love Seat $39.95. 570-457-7854 SOFA / CHAIRS , END TABLES $250. Youth bed & dresser $200. 826-6095 TABLE solid wood table $25 570-696-3368 WALL LAMP great for reading or over desk nice wooden base $30. Ott-lite with 3x optical magnifier work hands free $50. Basketball swag light nice in a bedroom or playroom $35. 570-288-8689

TICKETS Hippifest Kirby Center, Saturday 8/13, 8th Row Center. Face value, no TM fees. $50 570-825-3096 TICKETS: NY Yankee vs Toronto Blue Jays 9/3/2011 1:05 game. Great seats. 2 tickets (at cost) $280. 570-331-8144 TICKETS: Penn State Season 9/3 Indiana State, 9/24 Eastern Michigan, 10/29 Illinois, 11/12 Nebraska 4 seats section egu on the 20 yard line. Face value plus Red Zone Donation $483.56 per set per game. Includes parking & seat/back cushions. Call Bud 288 5466 TICKETS: Sept., 3rd Penn St vs Indiana State lower level seats, 3 tickets back to back seats lower level plus parking pass $235. Sept., 24 Penn St vs E. Michigan 3 tickets back to back seats, lower level plus parking pass $235. 690-5586



Place your pet ad and provide us your email address This will create a seller account online and login information will be emailed to you from “The World of Pets Unleashed” You can then use your account to enhance your online ad. Post up to 6 captioned photos of your pet Expand your text to include more information, include your contact information such as e-mail, address phone number and or website. Own this home for less than $400 a month! Large 3 bedroom home with formal dining room, off street parking and large yard. For more information and photos, log onto www.atlas MLS#09-2449 $64,900 Call Charles



CLOTHING Ladies size L & XL including jackets, pants, tops, sweaters, shoes size 9, 40+ items, fine clothing a must see $35. 655-1808 CLOTHING Remember last Winter! Moving south & you can benefit. MENS CLOTHES All brand names 2 wool sport jackets 44L $25. Cord pants 36x30 $8. Dress shirts size 17 $8. Dress pants 36x30 $15. Wool 3/4 dark blue dress coat $35. Gloves & scarf to match $5. WOMEN’s sweaters, large, many colors & styles $10-$20. Imitation mink fur jacket $30. Saks 5th Ave black wool; ankle length with persian lamb collar & cuffs $100. Black cashmere with fox collar $200. Leather lined gloves, black, brown, gray, $5. 570-283-8011 COAT Ladies black Persian lamb coat with fur collar $35. Moving, must sell. 570-313-5214 or 570-313-5213

760 Monuments & Lots



Machinery & Equipment

702 Air Conditioners

LAWNMOWER 2 year old Craftsman self propelled. Briggs and Straton 675 series. 22” cut. Excellent condition $100. 570-417-1688

6 lot available at Memorial Shrine Cemetery. $3,000. Call 717-774-1520 SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY


136 Butler Street Lots of room and character in this 2 unit fixer upper. Nice yard. Walk up attics and enclosed porches. Property being sold in ''as is'' condition. MLS# 11-3302 $29,900 Call Patti 570-328-1752 Liberty Realty & Appraisal Services LLC



Musical Instruments

AIR CONDITIONER 10,000 BTU. Works fine. $100. 570-817-1605 AIR CONDITIONER Maytag portable 8,000 BTU, excellent condition. $250. 570-313-5011 AIR CONDITIONERS, 10,000 BTU - $100. 8,000 BTU - $75. 6,500 BTU - $60. 570-823-8442


Medical Equipment

DRUM 5 piece pulse drum set no hardware included $250.570-735 6920 /570 606 9292 GUITAR Washburn acoustic $150. hard case. 288-4694

GET THE WORD OUT with a Classified Ad. 570-829-7130



DRYER, GAS. Kenmore large capacity. Heavy duty. $75 or best offer. Good condition. 822-1094

BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR, Homedics used once, lifetime warranty. regular price $80. sell $45. 570-288-2949 COMMODE: Invacare portable commode in new condition $10. 570-735-6638 POWER CHAIR Jazzy Select, $500. Walker - $25. 570-829-2411 PRIDE MOBILITY REVO SCOOTER RR. Basket, used, very good condition. $500. 570-3504298 or 788-0655 WALKER Heni #6252 $50. Electric hospital bed with supra mat $900. 570-310-1150 WHEELCHAIR, Merit, motorized, like new, brand new batteries, brand new charger with new cable. Serviced recently. Ready to go $900. 570-8245958 1pm and 6 pm



LADDERS two 6’, good condition,. $5. each. 8’ step ladder $7. 570-735-5290 SAW rockwell reciprocating saw, brand new $50. 7 1/4” Terratek miter saw cost $80 sell for $40. Wood/metal storage shelf $30. Craftsman ball bearing top tool box, new cost $200 with 305 piece tool set $250. Craftsman 3 piece brad nailer, stapler, cost $270 sell $130. 570-288-4694 SAW: Craftsman 10” radial arm saw free standing new condition $75 firm call 570-655-3197. WRENCHES, Craftsman 9 piece combination metric, new $12. 570-735-1589


GUITAR, electric, amplifier vintage combo V4. $1,000 OBO 570-371-3338 PIANO Kimball upright & bench $250. 826-6095 SAXOPHONE Selmer Aristocrat AS500 Alto with hardcase & music stand Excellent $675. 574-2853



Arts/Crafts/ Hobbies

Champion bloodlines. Call 570-828-4456

TRAIN LGB 72423 starter set new $275. 829-0963


Antiques & Collectibles

ANTIQUE DOORS 4 possible mahogany with original hinges. 18”x80” with 10 panes of beveled glass. Asking $200 each or $600 for all. 570-477-0899 ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES “antiques The Magazine” 300+ issues 1950’s2003 $200 for all. Cast iron pot $15. Serving tray “Wendys” Where’s the Beef $20. Hand meat grinders small $10, large $15. 5’ porch bench $35. Rock maple kitchen set, extensions, 4 matching chairs $60. Very old beer tap bung type $50. Solid brass pump sprayer $40. Large yoke bench vise $25. Antique paper cutter $20. Solid copper porch planter $20. Cast iron wall mailbox, locking door $20. 570-779-4228 COAT RACK: Circa 1950’s or earlier. Sturdy, heavy gauge. Office style. Low gloss ivory. 4’ boot rack base. 5’8” tall. 2 upper shelves. $225. 477-0899 COINS. Washington Quarters 19321935-S-1935-D1938-1937-D=1939D. $80. 287-4135 COMIC BOOKS Gen 13-1, X-files, Spiderman & many others, $1 each. NEON SIGN - Electric, Camel sign, 30 years old, $150. RECORDS - LP’S, 78’S, 45’S From 40’S, 50’S, 60’S & 70’S. $1 each. 570-829-2411 DALLAS COWBOYS HELMET, Original. Made by Riddell. Great for an autograph. Size: Large (570)313-1583 GLIDER SWING: Early 1940’s or 50’s. Popular red of that era, waiting to be restored. Original paint. Asking $180 570-477-0899 HARRY POTTER one of a kind beautifully airbrushed playtable 4x6 feet. Features Harry & friends, Voldemort & Hogwarts castle. $450. 570-477-1269 JERSEYS: NY Yankee jerseys home and away, good condition, made be Majestic. Size: large $25.00 (570)313-1583 RADIO: Trans oceonic radio $75. Xavier Roberts original Cabbage Patch dolls $40. Robert Railkes wooden bears, autographed $40. 570-288-4451

GENE’S RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES 60 Day Warranty Monday-Friday 8:00PM-5:00PM Saturday 8:00AM-11:00AM Gateway Shopping Center Kingston, PA

TIES 4 mens polyester $3. each. Mens genuine leather belt size 32 $4.50. 474-5653 VEST mens leather, large, new never worn with tags paid $49. sell $20. 570-881-7116


Restaurant Equipment

Mastiff Puppies Registered and ready to go! Parents on premises. Blue.Vet Checked 570-617-4880

(570) 819-1966
MICRO-WAVE Amana, $30. 570-824-7807 REFRIGERATOR nice older G.E. refrigerator. clean & works great. Kingston $30. 570-881-7329 REFRIGERATOR under counter Sanyo adjustable shelves, ex $30. E Wave wine refrigerator. holds 14 bottles, excellent condition. $25. 570-696-1703 REFRIGERATOR. Hot Point. 18 cu.ft. White, great condition. $75. 570-2622845/239-6969 STOVE/OVEN - electric, GE, white, only used 11 mos. $200 negotiable. Willing to deliver. Call Rich at 570-954-7054


Computer Equipment & Software


Bev Air 2 door refrigerator/ sandwich prep table, Model SP48-12, $1300. For details


786 Toys & Games
PRINCESS FAIRTALE CRUISER battery operated vehicle, great condition. $45. Princess bike for child in excellent condition, helmet & training wheels included. $20. Barbie skate board, like new $6. Child’s beach chair in good condition. $4. 570-466-6334 SIT & SPIN brand new Playskool $5. 570-235-0754 TABLE AND CHAIR SET, child’s $20. 570-909-7621 TV TEDDY & 6 videos $18. Girl’s bikes $10. Disney Princess items $10. 570-696-3368

LAPTOP HP nc6120 1.73 P4m Centrino off lease & refurbished w7sp1, ofc10, antivirus + more. 40gb, 1.0 ram, SD media, cdrw + dvd, wifi, new battery & bag+warranty $200. 570-862-2236 LAPTOP, E-Machine E527. Brand new/never used. Windows, 2GB, 15” LCD, Intel Celeron Processor. $175. 570-675-4383

758 Miscellaneous
BOOKS 5 hard cover Dungeons and Dragons, 2 soft cover $25. takes all. 570-696-2008 CANES & WALKING STICKS. New batch Different sizes and shapes. Made from the roots of Slippery Maple Trees. Over 20 available at $4. & & $5. 735-2081. CEILING LIGHT. Tiffany style multi color. 24” diameter with 5’ chain and cord. $75. 570-655-0711 CHINA Mikasa fine china, Shetland 9352 Japan service for $12. $500. 570-288-7078 FOOD DEHYDRATOR, 5 tier $30. George Forman grill $12. Brand new electric griddle $20. 16 piece dinnerware set, brand new $20. gas grill with tank $50. 570-288-4694

SOMERSET TURN OVER MACHINE Model # SPM45, $500; ALSO, Bunn Pour Over Coffee Machine, Model # STF15, $225 For more info, call

Hypoallergic, home raised. Adorable. 2 males, honey colored. 1 female, black & tan. Ready to go Aug 25. Starting at $1,000. Call 570-817-7878


Sunday 2pm-5pm 46 Zerby Ave Lease with option to buy, completely remodeled, mint, turn key condition, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large closets, with hardwoods, carpet & tile floors, new kitchen and baths, gas heat, shed, large yard. $134,900 (30 year loan @ 4.5% with 5% down; $6,750 down, $684/month) WALSH REAL ESTATE 570-654-1490


175 Oak Street 1 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1st floor laundry room, 3 season porch, fenced yard and off street parking. MLS#11-1974 PRICE REDUCED! $89,000 Call Patti 570-328-1752 Liberty Realty & Appraisal Services LLC




Somerset Dough Sheeter, Model CAR-100. Only 1 available. $1,500 Call for more info


Cross puppies. Great water dogs. $500. CHIHUAHUA PUPS: Lots of color, adorable lap dogs.Females $375, Males $350. All puppies ready now! Vet Certified. 570-648-8613



Exercise Equipment


776 Sporting Goods
BASKETBALL HOOP; Great condition, asking $90. Call 570-331-8183 BIKE 12” Schwinn 12” Jitterbug, pink/ white. White tires & training wheels $25. Excellent condition. $25. 570-823-2650 BIKE 25” Schwinn dual suspension, new condition, Paid $125. sell for $65. 570-909-7621 BIKE RACK holds two, brand new. $25. 570-829-0963

BIKE/stationary exercise bike $25. Manual Treadmill rarely used $40. 570-735-4809 TREADMILL Nordictrack, commercial 1500. Barely used. $500. 283-5141 WEIGHTS & dumbbells, assorted. $75. Ab-Doer II. $25. 570-735-5482

Parents on premises Shots Current. $375 570-401-1838



Stereo/TV/ Electronics


Baby Items

BABY STROLLERS [2] one is Kolcraft blue, $45. & Fisher Price $40 or both for $75. 655-3197. FISHER PRICE all around playtime gym. Excellent condition! $20. 570-991-2809


Furnaces & Heaters

SATELLITE RECEIVERS (2) and equipment dish both for $100. Older console Stereo plays all records & radio plays very well, asking $125. 570-735-4809 SCANNER: Uniden Bearcat 30 channel handheld scanner. $45. Radio Shack Pro 70 50 channel handheld scanner $55. 570-905-2985

Available August 16th. Parents on premise. Please call 570-207-2636 570-852-9617


8 Circle Drive Only one lucky family will be able to make this home their own! Beautifully kept Ranch with 2 car garage, new bath, partially finished basement, 3 season room, almost 1 acre in Dallas School District. Home Warrancy included. For more information and photos visit our website at www.atlas MLS #11-370 $174,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101


Just like new end unit condo, with 1st floor master bedroom and bath, Living room with gas fireplace, hardwood floors in living ,dining room and kitchen, granite countertops and crown molding in kitchen, w separate eating area, lst floor laundry, heated sunroom with spectacular view, 2 additional bedrooms, full bath and loft on the 2nd floor , 2 car garage, gas heat and central air, priced to sell $277,000 MLS 112324 call Lu-Ann 602-9280

additional photos and information can be found on our web site, www.

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Bridal Items

WEDDING GOWN, New, beautiful, size 10, tags on, ivory strapless, beaded with veil & slip. A must see. Paid $600. asking $100. 570-287-3505

FURNACE Crown Industries Gas Hot Water Furnace. 90,000 btu output. Model number DG 112, series 678. $250. 573-1322 HEATERS (3) electric, Lasko 3’ baseboard type, digital control, hardly used $35. each. 570-675-3328 RADIATORS cast iron steam, 38”h x 10”wx9”d $30. 125”h x8”wx8”d $25. Metal radiator covers, Victorian style, $20-$30 call for sizes. VANGUARD 3 brick unvented wall mount propane heater, good condition $50. 2-Oxyacetylene burning handles with tops $20 each. 1-Type rego acetylene regulator gauge $30. Cast iron 90 degree corner lavatories $25. each, good condition. 779-4228 STOKER STOVE, Alaska. 38,300 BTU. Heats 1500sf. Burns rice coal. $950 570-735-5482

Four used 6’ Pella sliding doors in good condition and reusable $200. 570-472-3914

GOLF BALLS. Name brand. Excellent condition. $3 per dozen. 735-5290 KICK BOXING BAG, Wavemaster, free standing, $50 570-655-3197 PUNCHING BAG large chain held never used asking $35. 570-655-4884 ROD/REEL Daiwa SK77 $40. 570-735-1589 TRAILER: 16’ Scanoe, spare, cover, seat backs, paddles, life jackets, anchor, excellent condition. $750. 570-542-5622

old. All shots, wormed, ready for a family to love. Experienced breeder. $600. firm. Call 570-614-3390.



Building Materials

BATHROOM SINK SET: Gerber white porcelain bathroom sink with mirror and medicine cabinet. Matching set. $80. 570-331-8183



CARPET blue 11’x11’, bound all sides, very good condition $25. 570-696-2008

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

Girl’s Free Spirit 20” bike $10. Craftsman torque wrench $10. Web cam for computers, sells for $200. asking $75. Box of 33 picture frames, various sizes $13. Box of girl’s clothes sizes 10 thru 12/14, 35 pieces plus 1 winter coat, all like new $30. G.E. Microwave sensor oven, like new $45. Golf Equipment Iron, Woods, etc $25. 77 golf balls $10. 570-474-6028


Video Game Systems/Games


Pet Supplies

PITTSTON 12 George Street

14 Grandville Drive Nicely landscaped on corner lot. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Spacious open floor plan. Gas Central Air. White Vinyl privacy fencing surrounding yard. Quiet neighborhood. (570) 288-4451


Like-New condition, just beat the game. $35.Call 570-814-3383 after 6pm XBOX-360 Premium Console - 20MB Hardware, remote & wires included also 2 games , Assassins Creed I & Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. $170. Works perfectly. 570-763-9883

BIRD CAGES: Small $10. 570-288-4852

for the Xbox 360

906 Homes for Sale
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Televisions/ Accessories

Two story single with 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, new windows, modern kitchen, some appliances included, electric service, some carpeting and hardwood floors. Call Rita for details $68,900 570-954-6699 Walsh Real Estate 570-654-1490



Cemetery Plots/Lots

May be Separated Rose Lawn Section $450 each 570-654-1596



Furniture & Accessories


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464 Auto Detailing

BAR STOOLS, Ten, 29”, metal, swivel, back, orange cushions. $20 each or $150 for all 10 (negotiable). Willing to deliver. Call Rich at 570-954-7054. BEDROOM SUITE 5 piece, queen size sleigh bed. $600. Sauder corner desk unit with set of drawers $200. Cherry desk with attached book hutch & chair $200. 570-654-4582 CEDAR CHEST , CASWELL RUNYAN CO. 45”x19 1/2”, ornate carved wood work, perfect condition $125. 570-675-5723 CHEST OF DRAWERS Broyhill 44’h x26’lx19”w 4 drawers 8” deep plus matching full size headboard $75. both. 570-909-7621 CHEST OF DRAWERS, solid wood $125. 675-3328

468 Auto Parts 468 Auto Parts

JEWELRY & WATCHES ALL TYPES OF STERLING SILVER Old Postcards & Local Photo’s, Lead Soldiers & Old Toys, Mining & Military Stuff, Old Crocks, Jugs & Bottles, China & Glassware, Local Advertising


GOLF SHOES, MENS SIZE 8 & 8 1/2 $10 EACH. 27” SHARP TV $50. 2 BAGBOY GOLF CARTS $1-0. EACH. SHAKESPEARE SURF ROD & REEL $60. TOMMY ARMOUR GOLF CLUBS & BAG $200. 210-865-1471 GLASS DOOR. 4 way glass door for bath tub. $25 570-331-8183 GRILL/GAS small, good condition $35. neg. 570-510-7763 HALLOWEEN ITEMS $20. 570-709-7621 HELMETS/DIRTBIKE (3) $15. each. 2 sets Super Sport for Chevy $75. each set. 570-262-1615 MIRROR Standing oak mirror $20. 570-288-4451 RAMPS a pair of aluminum loading ramps for loading a quad or lawn tractor, like new $100. Ariens snow blower, Model SS322, electric start $175. 570-574-9633 RELIGIOUS ITEMS Hand made Rosaries, $5. Pope John Paul II Memoriblia. 570-829-2411


TELEVISION 13’ color with remote, excellent condition. $25. 570-472-1646 TELEVISION Magnavox 13” color with remote. Excellent Condition. $30. 570-696-1703. TV 20” Haier works like new, moving must sell, $11. 570-235-0754 TVS 20” Phillips color with remote, $20. RCA 20” color with remote $25. Both excellent condition. 868-5450 TV’S 27” color, Zenith with remote $50. R.C.A. 14” color with remote $25. 570-696-1661

SHAVERTOWN S PA C I O U S 3 bedrooms, 2 bath,

Almost new Colonial at Lake Carey. 4 bedrooms. 2 baths, deeded lake rights. Large rooms, hardwood floors, front porch with view of lake. Garage. Tree’d lot. Pull down stairs to attic. Oil forced air heat. View photos on $329,500 Call 570-836-9877 for a showing


810 Cats

Ritz Craft, set up on large corner lot in Echo Valley Estates. Financing Available. $49,900. 570-696-2108 or 570-885-5000

129 & 131 Matson Ave Double Block, 6 rooms + bath on each side. $90,000 Call 570-826-1743


KITTENS URGENT FREE, all colors. Twins go together. Sweethearts. Transport. 570-299-7146

752 Landscaping & Gardening

752 Landscaping & Gardening



$300 and Up $125 extra if driven, pulled or pushed in. NOBODY Pays More

Across from Dallas Agway on Rt. 415 Look for blue & white signs


Possibly stolen from area of Trucksville Methodist Church and Pizza Perfect. 9 weeks old, 2 pounds, orange with white stripes, and green eyes. We want him back with no questions asked. Willing to pay a reward for his safe return. Please call 570-262-6809


2,400 sq feet $329,000 570-696-1041



Call Back Mountain Quarry 570-256-3036
796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

Screened & Blended. Delivery Available.

PENN STATE TICKETS September 3, 2011 Noon Game Indiana State Red Zone-WH Section. 15 yard line. $100 each 570-675-5046 after 6 PM TICKET 1 America Idol for August 21, club seat - 118P-1 at Mohegan Sun Arena 7pm. Was $75. sell for $60. 288-2418



4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Priced to sell at $17,000. KELLER WILLIAMS REAL ESTATE, 610-867-8888 Call Tai DeSa at 570-406-0857



796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise


BUYING 10am to 6pm

Monday thru Saturday 6am-pm Happy Trails!


Tues-Sat, 10-5 570-674-2646

4 month old sable female, AKC registered with papers. Cannot keep due to allergies. Asking $600 570-328-1528


149 Butler St. Spacious 2 story, 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath single home. Move in condition! Large eat-in kitchen, 1st floor laundry room, beautiful woodwork, off street parking. $134,900 (570) 655-1255


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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. See salesperson for details. All payments subject to credit approval by the primary lending source, Tier 0 rate. Special APR financing cannot be combined with Ford cash rebate. “BUY FOR” prices are based on 72 month at $18.30 per month per $1000 financed with $2,500 down (cash or trade). Photos of vehicles are for illustration purposes only. Coccia Ford is not responsible for any typographical errors. No Security Deposit Necessary. See dealer for details. Sale ends AUGUST 31, 2011.

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We are looking for a qualified, dedicated EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIALIST to join our Head Start Team.
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Sunday 2pm-5pm Completely remodeled home with everything new. New kitchen, baths, bedrooms, tile floors, hardwoods, granite countertops, all new stainless steel appliances, refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, free standing shower, tub for two, huge deck, large yard, excellent neighborhood $154,900 (30 year loan @ 4.5% with 5% down; $7,750 down, $785/month) 570-654-1490


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3 miles north. 2nd floor, 2 bedroom. Heat, water & garbage included. No pets. $575 + security. Call 570-675-3517 or 570-675-4750


Buildable corner lot. 60x144. Front/rear access. Cleared. Utilities available. $40,000 OBO. 570-457-4895 or 570-262-7432


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Country 2nd floor apartment. 2 bedrooms, kitchen & living room. Water, sewer & heat included. Nice Yard. No Pets. $600/ month + security. 570-639-2256 Leave a Message


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3 bedrooms, 2 bath rooms, no pets, Beautiful, Updated, Lots of Space, $900/per month. Call 570-655-8086


In town 2 bedroom, 1st floor, full kitchen & living room. Water, sewer & garbage included. Nice yard. No Pets. Off street parking. $575 + security 570-639-2256 Leave a Message


56 Butler Street 1st or 2nd floor apartment. 5 rooms, 1 bedroom, tile bath, hardwood & carpeting, washer dryer hookups, no pets, security required. $645-$695 / month + utilities. Available August 1. Call 570-288-4203 for appointment


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The Jewish Home, a high quality 173 bed skilled long term care facility, conveniently located near downtown Scranton, is seeking an RN to join our management team as Assistant Director of Nursing. The Assistant Director of Nursing will assist the Director of Nursing in all phases of management in the Nursing department. The qualified applicant must possess a valid PA license. Must be self-motivated, possess the ability to demonstrate effective leadership skills, along with a thorough understanding of the regulatory process. BSN and long term care experience required. MSN preferred. Please apply in person or


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Profitable upscale restaurant / bar in York PA. Includes building, website, liquor license & more! Partial owner financing available. Go to www.YorkRestaurant for more information


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222 Schooley Ave. Exeter, PA



72 E. W alnut St. 2nd floor, located in quiet neighborhood. Kitchen, living room, dining room, sun room, bathroom. 2 large and 1 small bedroom, lots of closets, built in linen, built in hutch, hardwood and carpeted floors, fireplace, storage room, yard, w/d hookup and new stove. Heat and hot water incl. 1 yr. lease + security $900/month 570-406-1411


2nd Floor, 5 rooms, washer/dryer hookup, fridge, stove, wall-to-wall off-street parking. Excellent Location. $450 + Utilities 570-654-6042 570-655-5326


3 bedroom. Off street parking, on site laundry. Enclosed porch. Tenant pays electric, sewage & trash. $650 + utilities. Security required. Call (570) 881-1747



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The Jewish Home 1101 Vine Street, Scranton, PA 18510
601 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre

Clean & bright 3 bedroom apartments. Heat, water, garbage & sewer included with appliances. Off street parking. No pets, non smoking, not section 8 approved. References, security, first and last months rent. $725/month 570-852-0252 570-675-1589


floor, 2 bedrooms, elevator, carpeted, Security system. Garage. Extra storage & cable TV included. Laundry facilities. Heat & hot water furnished. Fine neighborhood. Convenient to bus & stores. No pets. References. Security. Lease. No smokers please. $840. 570-287-0900

E. WALNUT ST. Light, bright, 1st

Modern 1st floor, 1 bedroom, wall to wall carpet, newly painted, washer/ dryer hook-up, private drive. Water, sewer & garbage included. No pets. No smoking. $400 + security. 570-883-9384



Mayflower Crossing Apartments 570.822.3968 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

Fee Basis ED/MOD
The VA Medical Center Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania is currently accepting applications for Fee Basis Emergency Department (ED)/MODs. BC/BE in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine or Family Practice. ACLS/BCLS Certification documentation required upon joining the VA Medical Center. Responsible for providing medical examinations, establishing a plan of care and appropriate disposition of patients presenting to the 6 bed Emergency Department with Medical, Surgical, and Behavioral medicine diagnoses. The ED workload averages 900 visits per month. The department census includes emergent, urgent, non-urgent acuity levels and employee health visits. The MOD in addition to directing the care of all patients presenting to the ED will provide supervision of residents and mid level practitioners. This position requires the provider to work 12 and/or 24 hour shifts paid per shift hour. No benefits offered. Interested applicants must submit the following: Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, VA Form 10-2850; Declaration for Federal Employment, OF-306; Curriculum Vitae, License Verification, ACLS/BCLS Certification. For additional information please call (570) 824-3521, X 7209. Please mail your complete application package to:

566 Sales/Business Development

Picture a new kind of future – one where you can make an impact, not just a living. Train for a career in insurance and financial product sales with The Prudential Insurance Company of America’s Financial Professional Program. You’ll learn hands-on from seasoned professionals, in the classroom and the field. And you’ll get the support you need to prepare for required licensing exams. All while receiving a generous compensation and benefits package. After your training period, you’ll have a world of opportunities – including the chance to lead your own practice. Want to make an exciting career change? If you have a strong interest in financial sales, email your resume or call me today.
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NES RENTALS, a leader in a multi-billion dollar rental industry for construction is looking to make immediate hires for the following positions in the PITTSTON, PA area: You will operate multi-dimensional construction equipment, delivery trucks, including tractor trailer combinations to pick up and deliver equipment to and from customer work sites, and is able to train in safe usage of the equipment. H.S. diploma (or equivalent), the ability to lift 70 lbs., have a valid CDL license, satisfactory driving record, and knowledge of federal motor carrier regulations is required. Two years of commercial driving experience involving the movement of trucks and construction equipment including oversized loads required. Knowledge of safety procedures for securing and transporting cargo is also essential.


REDUCED! 1 bedroom 1st floor, large living room, neutral decor. Gas heat, water included. Off street parking. No pets. $410 plus security & lease. 570-793-6294

KINGSTON Rutter Ave.

fridge. Washer/dryer hookup. Heat, water sewage & refuse included. Small porch & yard. No pets. $625/month + security & 1 yr lease. Call 570-735-3719

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Department of Veterans Affairs
Medical Center (05) 1111 East End Boulevard Wilkes-Barre, PA EEO

2 bedroom. All appliances included. All utilities paid; electricity by tenant. Everything brand new. Off street parking. $675 + security & references 570-969-9268


72 W. River St.


NES RENTALS offers competitive wages, medical/dental, vision, tuition reimbursement, and 401(k). For consideration, apply online at our Careers center at
NES recognizes and values diversity. We are an EOE/AA/M/F/D/V employer.

The VA Medical Center Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania is currently accepting applications for Fee Basis Hospitalists. BC/BE in Internal Medicine or Family Practice. ACLS/BCLS Certification documentation required upon joining the VA Medical Center. This position requires the provider to work 12 hour shifts, from 8am to 8pm or night shifts from 8pm to 8am. Potential exists for 7 consecutive day tour of duty. Will be responsible for Admission of patients to inpatient status: Admission Assessment; History and Physical; Admission Orders; Discharge Plan; Participation in Inter-disciplinary Meetings and completion of Discharge Summaries; teaching medical residents and students in the inpatient setting. Provider is responsible for physician extenders as assigned to the Hospitalist Team. Patient census ranges from 9-16 daily with possible support by physician extenders as a Hospitalist Team. This position requires the provider to work 12 hour shifts to be paid per shift hour. No benefits offered. Interested applicants must submit the following information: Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, VA Form 10-2850; and Declaration for Federal Employment, OF-306; Curriculum Vitae, License Verification, ACLS/BCLS certification. For additional information please call (570) 8243521, X 7209. Please mail your complete application package to:

Fee Basis Hospitalist

The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, New Jersey and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers and are committed to diversity in its workforce. Prudential is an employer that participates in E-Verify. Prudential, the Prudential logo and the Rock symbol are service marks of Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities.

77 S. Main Street 2 bedroom, 2nd floor. $400 + utilities. No pets. 570-654-6737 570-212-2908 570-362-4019


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518 Customer Support/Client Care

518 Customer Support/Client Care

518 Customer Support/Client Care

Spacious 1st floor, 1 bedroom in an historic colonial house. Next to Barre Hall on Wilkes Campus. Hardwood floors. Washer & dryer, Hot water included. Off street parking. $675 + security. 570-991-1619 Wilkes-Barre Apartments Available

Vector Security, Inc this region’s most respected name in the security alarm industry is looking to expand its Customer Care Center. If you thrive on helping people and if you want to make a difference at work, then we are the work place that you are looking for! We offer full time positions with an exceptional benefit package: • Competitive Wages • Medical and Dental • Prescription Plan • 401K with Company Matching • Paid Training • Disability • Tuition Reimbursement Our Customer Care Center is currently recruiting Customer Service Representatives for both part time and full time positions.

419 N. Main St Wilkes Barre Spacious 1 bedroom. Secured Senior Building. Applicants must be over age 62 & be income qualified. Rent start at $501 per month. Includes ALL utilities.

Department of Veterans Affairs
Medical Center (05) 1111 East End Boulevard Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 EEO

Every Tuesday & Thursday in August 9:00 am - 3:30 pm at the Dept. of Agriculture Building Rt. 92 South, Tunkhannock

Our qualifications for joining this winning team include good oral and written communication skills, and above average computer skills. Experience in a call center setting is desired, along with the ability to comprehend user manuals. A complete background check and drug screen is required. Submit resume to: District HR Manager Vector Security 23 Casey Avenue Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 Fax: 570-970-6232 Email: EOE

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Discover an exceptional opportunity to deliver quality healthcare to America’s Veterans The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center is currently accepting applications for full & part-time Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses, at the Medical Center including Community Based Outpatient Clinics Allentown (AOPC), Sayre, PA (SOPC) and Williamsport, PA (WCBOC). Emergency Room Short Procedure Unit ICU/Telemetry Med/Surg OR OR/GI Community Living Center Home Based Primary Care Primary Care – W-B Primary Care – WCBOC Primary Care – AOPC Primary Care – SOPC

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548 Medical/Health

Barney Street 3rd floor, 2-3 bedroom attic style apartment. Eat in kitchen, private entrance. Includes hot water & free laundry. Pets ok. $450 / month. Security, references. 570-237-0124




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In addition to an attractive salary, we offer paid, vacation/sick leave, health and life insurance coverage and an attractive retirement package including a tax deferred savings plan. Interested applicants must submit the following information: Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists, VAF 10-2850a, or Application for Associate Health Occupations, VAF-10-2850c; Declaration for Federal Employment, OF-306; Curriculum Vitae, License Verification. ACLS/BCLS Certification documentation required upon joining the VA Medical Center staff or within the first 3-months of employment. For additional information please call (570) 824-3521, EXTENSION 7209. Please mail your complete application package to:

Every Tuesday & Thursday in August 9:00 am - 3:30 pm at the Dept. of Agriculture Building Rt. 92 South, Tunkhannock

Maffett St Just off Old River Road. 7 room, 3 bedroom, 2nd floor duplex. Off street parking, deck in rear. Ample closet / storage. Neutral decor. Appliances included. $625 + utilities, security & lease. No pets. 570-793-6294


DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Medical Center (05) 1111 East End Boulevard, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

NICE! 1 bedroom 2nd floor. Heat, hot water, TV, parking, porch, oak kitchen. Lots of storage! $525. Available now! Call (570) 825-3004


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ALL UNITS MANAGED call for availability of 1 bedrooms starting at $465 + utilities. ALL NO PETS/SMOKING/ LEASE/EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION / APPLICATION. Appliances, laundry, parking, modern, very clean standards. 570-288-1422


Lease Space Available, Light manufacturing, warehouse, office, includes all utilities with free parking. I will save you money!


Gas heat, wall to wall carpet. Security and lease. No pets. $650 month plus utilities. 570-675-4424


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NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL! Masonry /Concrete Work. Licensed & insured. Free est. John 570-573-0018 Joe 570-579-8109

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lease, available immediately, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, refrigerator and stove provided, off-street parking, no pets, $500/ per month, trash & sewer included, $500/security deposit. Call (570) 762-3026

Great Location. Off-Street parking. Maintenance free. No pets. Non smoking. $650 + utilities, security & last months rent. 570-237-6000

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440 PIERCE ST. Modern medical office space. 1800 sq. ft. multi exam rooms, x-ray, kitchenette, storage and reception. Also can be used for any business purpose. Will remodel to suit. Contact Michael 823-2431 ext 124


1750 & 3200 SF Retail / Office Space Available 570-829-1206


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Small efficient building. Can be shop, office or storage. Central Air & Electric $350/month (570) 287-3985


Lease 9,000 sq. ft. for $600/month net. Clean, 1/2 bath. Owner. 908-852-4410


Furnished. 3 bedrooms, kitchen, living & bath. Cable & wireless internet. Washer/dryer. Accepting applications for college students for Sept. Lake rights. 570-639-5041



1 bedroom, fully furnished. Includes utilities/cable, access to lake. $400 month. Call Don 570-690-1827


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61 E. Northampton St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 • Affordable Senior Apartments • Income Eligibility Required • Utilities Included! • Low cable rates; • New appliances; • Laundry on site; • Activities! •Curbside Public Transportation


Efficiency’s available @30% of income

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Half Doubles

Successful company in the Hazelton Area is seeking highly qualified maintenance mechanics. Successful candidates must have 4 plus years in the manufacturing field. Candidates able to demonstrate their abilities in gearing, bearings, welding with strong mechanical track record. Good attendance record a must, able to work overtime, & be a self starter. Competitive salary and great benefits. Send Resume to

6 large rooms, 3 bedrooms. Gas heat, yard, full basement, washer/dryer hookup. $625 + security & utilities. Some pets ok. Call 908-392-2494


Newly renovated single family home. Hardwood floors, tile floor in kitchen, all new appliances. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. $850 per month plus utilities and security. References required. No pets or smoking 570-693-1511


1024 Building & Remodeling

c/o Times Leader Box 2675 15 North Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

80 Yates Street 2 bedrooms. Offstreet parking, no pets. $900/per month, + utilities. 570-287-5090



Desirable Lexington Village Nanticoke, PA Many ranch style homes. 2 bedrooms 2 Free Months With A 2 Year Lease $795 + electric


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Specializing in all types of concrete, masonry & stucco. Licensed PA064161. FULLY INSURED. FREE ESTIMATES. 570-451-0701


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Fabri-Kal Corporation, a major thermoforming plastics company has full time benefitted positions for: Industrial Electrician I and Maintenance Mechanic II. HS/GED required. 3 years experience required. Electrician: Conduit, emt and ridged pipe; Equipment testing; AC/DC motors and drives; PLC systems. Mechanic: Troubleshooting, hydraulic/ pneumatic, machine shop, plumbing, welding, rebuild mechanic devices, schematics, test equipment, basic electrical systems. Availability for all shifts and overtime required. Drug & Alcohol screening and background checks are conditions of employment. Competitive wage and benefits package: Health Insurance, Prescription, Dental & Vision, Disability, 401K, Education, Paid Leave. Apply on site: Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM; or forward resume to:

3 bedroom half double with basement. Very large yard, nice view. Off street parking. $650 + utilities, security & references. Pet OK 570-829-0291 Leave Message

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ately, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, washer/ dryer hookup, no pets, Garbage and sewer included. $550. per month, plus utilities, $550. /security deposit. Call 570-362-2828 to set an appointment

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Part Time RN’s - All Shifts
7-3 - Every Other Weekend 3-11 - Every Other Weekend 11-7 - Every Other Weekend
Newly renovated, 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms. New carpet / paint. Gas heat. Off street parking, fenced yard, walk up attic. Washer/dryer hookups. $625 + utilities, security, references and background check. No pets. Call 570-388-6461


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147 Old Newport St., Nanticoke, 18634

3 bedroom, 1.5 baths, small yard, front porch, off street parking. $550/month security required. Tenant pays all utilities. 570-332-5723








Associate Law Librarian/Legal Secretary
The Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Assn. is seeking a full-time Associate Law Librarian for its Max Rosenn Memorial Law Library. In addition to updating legal books, assisting law library users, and maintaining the stack collection and the Westlaw research terminal, the Associate Law Librarian acts as legal secretary to the director, typing correspondence, filing, updating and maintaining computer files, assisting with compiling legal advertisements for the legal journal, and assisting the Assn.’s office administrator & the director with general secretarial and various administrative tasks. Experience in updating law books and familiarity with law libraries and with Incite, Lexis, Westlaw and other basic legal research sites is necessary, a paralegal degree would be preferred. Also required are basic legal secretarial typing and filing skills, including using Microsoft Word, Excel, and other basic office computer programs. The ability to transcribe dictation is also a plus. Office hours are weekdays from 9a.m. to 4 p.m. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes benefits.

Send resume in confidence to: The Executive Director Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Assn. Max Rosenn Memorial Law Library 200 North River St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711


rooms. New carpeting. Gas heat. No pets. $625 + utilities & security. Call (570) 654-0640

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101 BOSTON AVE. • WEST PITTSTON 2000 sq. ft. custom brick ranch; 3 BRs, 2.5 baths LR w/ FP & built-in shelving, DR w/ built in lighted china, walk-up attic, tons of closet space, C/A, gas heat, 4-season Florida Room, covered outside patio w/ built-in gas grill & oversized 2 car garage. Out of flood area. MLS#11-1836 $257,900 Call Donna 613-9080