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Faith and begorrah
Two things the men at the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Banquet are wont to do – and have been since its inception 98 years ago – are to laugh heartily at all jokes and to leap to their feet in standing ovations. Dick Callahan, the guest speaker at the most recent event, Saturday night, March 17, gave them plenty of opportunity to do both. Callahan, a native Avocan, was unknown locally save for family members and closest boyhood friends, before the Dispatch’s Jack Smiles, acting on a tip from another Avoca native, Fred Gedrich, wrote a story on him for this paper. An insurance agent by trade, Callahan, blessed with a silky voice and a love of sports, is the public address announcer for the Oakland Athletics Major League baseball team and the University of California football team, where, by the way, a guy named Aaron Rodgers played his college football. Smiles’ story got the Friendly Sons thinking and that thinking culminated in Callahan’s appearance, for which, judging by the response, the Sons owe Jack a big ‘thank you.” Just sayin’. Callahan had the crowd in stitches, as they say, with an assortment of stories – by his own admission, some true and some slightly exaggerated. Of growing up in the small, heavily Democrat, strongly Irish town of Avoca, Callahan said it came as one heck of a surprise to him at about age 11 to learn that the town paid the cops too. That one, clearly falling in the ‘exaggerated’ category (or so we hope), took a moment to digest before belly laughs overtook the crowd of about 500. Prior to his current announcing gig with the A’s and the Golden Bears, Callahan spent 19 years announcing home games for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. The Warriors were not very good during that time and Callahan joked that the crowds at their games were about as big as the one at the banquet. Things got so bad, he said, that one day when he parked his car to run into a donut shop for coffee, he didn’t realize he had left two Warriors’ game tickets on his dashboard. “When I came out,” he said, “someone had broken my car window … and left four tickets.” But Callahan didn’t travel 3,000 miles just to tell jokes. He had a message. It began with a story about a trip to New York to attend a Broadway show with his daughter. The show was “Lombardi,” based on the life of legendary football coach Vince Lombardi. Portraying Lombardi was Dan Lauria, well known as the dad in the hit TV series “The Wonder Years,” and appearing as his wife, Marie, was Judith Light, known for her TV role in “Who’s the Boss?” It was a difficult time in Callahan’s life, he told the Friendly Sons audience, and he VOL. 66, NO. 7 Fair weather friends ........................................4 Boden grand opening......................................6 Salt savings .......................................................7 Local Chatter ....................................................8 Matters of Faith ...............................................10 Editorial.............................................................14 Jack Smiles ......................................................14 Nutrition ...........................................................14 Peeking into the Past......................................17 Friendly Sons ...........................................28, 29 Town News ......................................................34 Sports ..............................................................40 Obituaries........................................................49 School menus .......................................Social 2 Birthdays................................................Social 3 was reluctantly but quite seriously contemplating retirement. Near the end of the play, Lombardi (Lauria) addressed retirement and when he did he locked eyes with Callahan, seated in the front row, and aimed his remarks right at him, even pointing directly at him as he said things like “you have too much to offer” and “keep going forward” and, even, “don’t retire, don’t ever retire.” Callahan was moved to tears. Afterwards, he and his daughter waited outside the theatre. Lauria recognized him immediately as the gentleman seated in the audience and when they had a few moments to chat, Callahan asked him if what he did, picking out someone at which to aim his remarks, is part of the regular performance. It was not, Lauria said, adding that he simply felt compelled to do it that night. Now even more intrigued, Callahan searched for the script of the play. The words Lauria spoke to him that night, were not in the script. “I’m certain,” Callahan told the Friendly Sons audience, “those words were meant just for me.” He said he believes it was Lauria, as Lombardi, delivering a message from God specifically for him. I ran into Callahan later that night in downtown Pittston and he reiterated the story and his belief. “What else could it be?” he said. Callahan is 71 now and told the Friendly Sons the word “retirement” is not in his vocabulary. He said he is more enthused about his work than ever before and wakes up every day with a sense of hope at what life has in store. He said he came to the banquet specifically to share the Lombardi story and, hopefully, to inspire everyone in the room. “Especially all you kids,” he added, “and by that I mean anyone here who is 90 years old or younger.” Take it from one of those kids, Mr. Callahan, you did.

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Parents support neighborhood schools
WA Board outlines five options at public hearing Thursday night
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arents and area residents filled the Wyoming Area Secondary Center cafeteria on Thursday, March 29, for the public hearing on the question of the possible closure of the Sarah J. Dymond Elementary School (SJD) or John F. Kennedy School (JFK). The school board is currently considering the possibility of closing one, or both, of the neighborhood elementary schools in an effort to combat an expected shortfall the district will face in the 2012-13 school year. “I want to emphasize that it’s just a possibility,” Wyoming Area School Board Vice President Estelle Campenni said of the school closings. “Despite what you may have read, or heard, nothing has been decided.” Nothing will or can be decided until June, or 90 days after Thursday’s hearing, when the board is allowed to vote on whether or not to close either school. The purpose of the hearing was for the board to outline the five options, or scenarios, they

John Bonin was one of several parents who spoke at the Wyoming Area School Board's hearing on Thursday.
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are currently discussing, and give those in attendance a chance to voice their opinion on the subject. Superintendent Raymond

Bernardi presented the five options. The first option is to close SJD, turn JFK into a kindergarten center, Tenth Street Elemen-

tary would take grades first through third, and Montgomery Avenue Elementary would take grades four through six; the second option is to close JFK, turn

SJD into a kindergarten center, Tenth Street takes grades first through third, and Montgomery Avenue takes grades fourth through six; the third option is to close SJD and merge it with Montgomery Avenue; the fourth option is to close JFK and merge it with SJD; and the fifth option would be to keep the four schools open and eliminate three classes. Beranrdi estimates that the savings in the first year would be $341,135 for option one, $241,920 for option two, $268,945 for option three, $176,986 for option four and $99,225 for option five. While these scenarios would create some savings for the district, several members in attendance feel it may not be worth the potential damaging effect closing a school can have on the students. If SJD or JFK were to close it could create longer bus rides for a number of students. “Research, and common, sense will show that longer bus rides will have an impact on our youngsters’ well being,” said Jodi Weiskerger, Falls. “Research, including surveys
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School cafeterias welcome new federal guidelines
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either the Wyoming Area nor Pittston Area cafeteria managers are panicking over new federal guidelines set to take effect tomorrow, March 26. Both cafeterias are already in compliance with most of the new guidelines. Every six years the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) updates requirements for school cafeterias participating in the National School Lunch Program, which includes virtually all public and non-profit private schools. The latest update came out in January. Although the effective date for the new requirements is March 26, the compliance date is

July 1. That means the Pittston alarming. We’re already ahead viding a Cliffs notes version that Area and Wyoming Area cafete- of the curve. We’re using low-fat makes it easier,” Whipple said of rias will need to meet the re- milk and fat-free flavored milk. the federal regulations. Rudalavage said the new reguquirements beginning with the We’re serving larger fruit and lations will not land 2012-13 school hard. “It will be imyear. “We’re basically doing it now. We’re plemented in steps “We’re not panby 2014.” icking,” said serving a non-fat chocolate milk called Two important Wyoming Area TruMoo and the kids like it so much we changes in the new Cafeteria Supervican’t keep in stock.” guidelines concern sor Janet Whipple calories guidelines about the guide- Janet Whipple, Wyoming Area cafeteria supervisor and fruit and vegelines, one of which table servings. Calrequires that schools serve only 1-percent fat vegetable portions and more orie limit guidelines used to be a free milk or fat-free flavored whole grain-based products and one-size-fits-all approach. Unmilk. “We’re basically doing it we’re always trying to reduce der the new regulations, calories will be limited by age groups. now. We’re serving a non-fat transfat and sodium.” Under current regulations, stuWhile the new regulations fill chocolate milk called TruMoo and the kids like it so much we 13 pages and require more paper- dents must be offered a fruit or work, they are not as onerous as vegetable. The new regulations can’t keep in stock.” require that a fruit or vegetable At Pittston Area, Sue Rudalav- that may sound. “The state does a good job pro- serving be placed on every tray. age said much the same. “It’s not

Wyoming Area is already fulfilling that requirement. “We’re the vegetable serving on the trays anyway and the students can select additional fruit or fruit juice,” Whipple said Rudalavage said, in her experience, the vegetable or fruit requirement won’t result in much additional waste. “Most of them are taking the fruit or vegetable anyway,” she said. “I’d say at eighth (grade) and below, only about five percent don’t. It may affect high school kids more; they’re the ones who don’t like vegetables.” Whipple said one of the program’s goals is to change that attitude among older students by exposing them to more fruits, vegetables and other nutritional choices in the lower grades.

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Warm March weather nice while is lasted
Although weather forecasts call for a return to more seasonable temperatures starting today, temperatures flirting with 80 the past week or so had even Mother Nature fooled. Cherry blossoms on the river common and flowers blooming in gardens gave the appearance of mid-May rather than mid-March to Greater Pittston. Residents took advantage of the weather to get out of doors as these photo indicate.

Three-year-old Nikolas Natt of West Wyoming plays on the monkey bars as his mom Michelle Huhn carefully watches at Butler Street Park in Wyoming on Thursday afternoon.
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Fifteen-month-old Aidan Sosnak of Exeter enjoys the swing with the help of his mom Maria at Butler Street Park in Wyoming on Thursday afternoon.

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Christina Jennings, of Pittston, left, goes for a stroll along Wyoming Avenue in West Pittston on Thursday morning with her son Kaleb and her mom Anne Jennings, of Exeter.

Jo Patterson, of West Pittston, left, Al Pesotene, of Springbrook Township, and Paula Cenera, of Laflin, walk on the track at Anthony 'Jake' Sobeski Stadium in West Pittston.

Brothers Pete and Gene Kelley of Harding go one-on-one at the Yatesville Park basketball court late Thursday afternoon.

Making use of waste at Regional Compost Center
$461,000 gaming fund grant means co-op compost site to open in Dupont
jsmiles@psdispatch.com Thanks to an idea by Dupont Borough Council president Stanley Knick and a gaming fund grant, managing yard waste will be much easier for Greater Pittston municipalities by this summer. When Dupont Borough Council awarded bids for composting equipment at a special meeting on Tuesday, Knick’s idea to create a regional compose center on four acres of a 33-acre parcel the borough owns in the Grimes Industrial Park took a big step toward becoming reality. Two years ago, Knick, after seeing successful co-op compost programs work in other areas, looked for a way to make such a plan work here. He took his idea to State Rep Mike Carroll who urged him to ask surrounding towns to write a letter of interest and then apply for a gaming money grant.
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The towns did their part by writing the letters and forming a Greater Pittston Regional Compost Commission. Last May, the state came through with a $461,000 gaming fund grant. Of that money, approximately $292,000 was allocated on Tuesday for the purchase of machinery to convert yard waste into compost. The bid for a grinder was awarded to Ransome CAT from Whitehall for $214,000. Highway Equipment from DuBois got the bids for the loader with bucket and grabber forks at $66,000 and a water buffalo for $12,000. Knick said the next steps are to solicit bids for fencing, gate and a camera system for the site Dupont, Pittston, Hughestown, Yatesville, Duryea and Avoca boroughs and Jenkins Township are all members of the compost commission. Representatives of those towns will meet on April 4 to elect officers for the

commission. Approval from the Department of Environmental Protection is pending, but Knick said the group doesn’t anticipate a problem as the site is in compliance with the guidelines under Act 101. Those guidelines state the site should be less than five acres, not in a 100-year flood plain, not within 300 feet of a wetland, not within 100 feet of a perennial stream and not within 300 feet of an occupied dwelling; it should be gated and accessible only when an attendant is on duty. The Dupont site will accept yard waste from the seven towns only, not from individual homeowners or contractors. The resultant compost will be available to residents of the member towns for free. The grant money should keep the program running for two to three years. After that, the member towns, which have all agreed

to remain in the commission for five years, will be asked to contribute operating costs. While in the future, towns may have to contribute to operating costs, there are also savings to be enjoyed. For example, Pittston, whose grass clippings now go to the landfill, should see reduced tipping fees when the compost site opens. Hughestown and Avoca, both of whom haul yard waste to the Lackawanna Recycling Center, will save on time and fuel. The compost site will accept yard waste that includes tree branches up to eight inches in circumference, hedge trimmings, garden residue, ashes, leaves and Christmas trees. Grass clippings, though not considered yard waste by the DEP, will also be accepted. The commission expects to

hire two part-time workers to operate the compost center and have the site up and running by June or July. The grinder will be delivered in 45 to 60 days. Knick said a compost site was inevitable. “We had to do something sooner or later. Municipalities are running out of room. Regulations say you can’t dump it. We had the property and, who knows, if we waited we might not have been able to get the grant.” Pittston City Manager Joe Moskovitz hopes the compost co-op portends a trend. “Maybe an intergovernmental agreement like this will show regionalization can work and spur on other ideas of shared services,” he said On the West Side, West Wyoming and Exeter both have DEP-compliant compost sites.

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and interviews of family and children, shows that children will be fatigued and it will cut into their recreation time.” Weiskerger was one of several members of a parents’ group made up of parents with students currently enrolled at SJD who are opposed to the possible closing. In addition to the longer bus rides, the group is also wary of the negative effect transforming these schools from neighborhood schools to centers, as outlined in options one and two, may have. “Center base schools have shown, in research, a decrease in parental influence and involvement, and children who have longer bus rides also have a decrease in school attendance,” said Weiskerger. The parents’ group also called the idea of closing a school a temporary solution to the district’s financial problems and not a long term one. They also questioned if the savings would be as great as estimated.

John Bonin offered the suggestion, on behalf of the parents group, of having the teachers in the district begin contributing to their benefit payments to help with the district’s financial problems. The board will now take the information under advisement as they continue to discuss what actions they will take. The board will continue to lis-

ten to comments from the public at its monthly meeting. The school board’s next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in the Secondary Center auditorium. The board is also accepting written submissions on the subject. Written submissions can be sent to the Secondary Center, 20 Memorial St., Exeter, PA 18543.

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hoppers were seen lined up around the block Saturday morning, March 24, for the grand opening of the Boden Outlet Store. Boden is a London-based clothing company with a call center and warehouse in the CenterPointe Commerce and Trade Park in Jenkins Township. The company mainly does business through mail-orders, but decided to open an outlet store on weekends in the Open Space, located at 73 S. Main St., Pittston, late last year. “We decided to open up this outlet store to liquidate our over stock merchandise,” said Wayne Dotter, Boden’s vice president of operations. “The town of Pittston came to us, about a year ago, with the idea of setting up at the

Marquee at Open Space heralds weekend presence of Boden outlet which had its grand opening Saturday.
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Open Space on the weekends to try and draw more traffic into the downtown area, and so far it seems to be working.” Boden held a soft-opening in

December before holding its official grand opening. Despite being open for months, the store was filled on Saturday with a number of satisfied patrons.

“They have nice things in here. What you’ve seen in the catalogue is in the store,” said Carolyn Santiso of Lake Ariel. “I buy stuff through the catalog, and I’ve been down (to the store) before… and I liked what I saw.” The outlet store’s success in being able to quickly establish a customer base has proved beneficial not only for Boden, but also for neighboring businesses. “The businesses right around here, their profits are up,” said Pittston Mayor Jason Klush. Klush, along with former Mayor Mike Lombardo and several others, had a hand in remodeling the Open Space and bringing in Boden. “Mike Lombardo was actually the key to it, he went to them first, but a lot of us put a lot of
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Towns salting away salt for a snowy day
Mild January and February mean road salt surplus and possible savings
jsmiles@psdispatch.com Hold the salt. That’s what Pittston City and the other local towns are doing after a record mild and dry January and February. Most municipalities buy salt for treating icy roads from the state which bids out for bulk purchases through COSTARS, Pennsylvania’s cooperative purchasing program COSTARS allows the state to keep the cost of the salt relatively low, but it also requires the municipalities to contract for a minimum of 60 percent of its order. For example, for 2012, $20,400 of the city’s budgeted $25,500 for snow and ice removal was for 350 tons of salt at $58.26 per ton. This year, though the city has used only 10 percent of the 350 tons so far, it still must buy, under COSTARS, 60 percent of that 350 tons by July 31. That means the city will have a surplus of approximately 123 tons of salt. Assuming no spring ice or snow storms are in store, the city will spend about half of the $25,500, leaving a surplus of close to $13,000. That’s no windfall, but as councilman Mike Lombardo said, it’s a nice cushion against an unexpected expense that may come up or, in the best case, it will be a budget surplus. To greater and lesser degrees, the same scenario applies to all
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With its canvas cover in place the city can dry store surplus road salt in this shed built by Mayor Jason Klush and Sam Valenti, public works supervisor.
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local municipalities At the lower end, West Wyoming ordered two truck loads, or 46 tons, but used only one load. The borough will take possession of another truck load and store it in a shed it erected for that purpose with a state grant. The salt, chemically sodium chloride, can be stored if it is kept dry. The seller of the salt, in

most cases American Rock Salt, will store the surpluses for $10 a ton for towns that don’t have a dry storage unit or a large enough unit. Pittston has a new shed for storing salt - a metal and canvas truss system on blocks - which was built by Mayor Jason Klush and Public Works Foreman Sam Valenti.

City manager Joe Moskovitz said the men saved the city money. “I’d say we got a $15,000 storage unit for about $5,000,” Moskovitz said.

The new shed may not hold the 123 tons, so a decision will have to be made by June as how to store the remainder. In any case, Moskovitz said having surplus salt is “a nice problem to have.” The municipality with the largest budgeted amount for ice and snow removal is Jenkins Township at $75,000. The township estimates that, in a more typical winter, $30,000 of that is used for plowing and treating the roads in the Mericle Centre Point industrial development off Oak Street. Jenkins Township ordered 500 tons of road salt, used about 100 and must buy another 240 tons to meet its 60 percent obligation. Township manager Bob Jones said, so far, the township has spent only $15,000 of the budgeted $75,000, leaving $60,000. But Jones cautioned that calling the $60,000 a savings or surplus is premature because the money is budgeted for the calendar year, not just the winter season. Though typically most of the snow and ice removal budgets are spent in January and February, a wintry fall and December this year could cut into the salt surplus and eat up some of the unspent money in overtime and ancillary costs.

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LOCAL CHATTER

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Mosquito control project earns Eagle honor
Original clock bigger than reported
In last week’s story about the Millennium Clock in downtown Pittston at the corner of Main and Broad Streets it was noted that the clock was erected as homage to the Miners Bank Clock which stood on the same corner across Broad Street in front of the Miners Bank, now Landmark Bank, from 1912 to 1956. The story said the Millennium Clock is much larger than the original clock which was five-feet high. As this picture clearly shows the original was much bigger than five feet. If the mailbox adjacent to the clock is 3 1/2 feet high, the original clock was probably close to 12 feet high. Take note of LaTorre’s Pool Room and the Roman Theater across Main Street in the photo which is courtesy of John Dziak and the Pittston Historical Society. Birthday notes Happy birthday wishes to Karen Delaney Adonizio, Laflin, who celebrated her birthday on March 20; Michael Antal, Hughestown, who celebrated on March 22; Brandi Hindmarsh Jones, Hughestown, who is celebrating on March 25; Dr. Jeff Walker, Hughestown, and retired Senator Ray Musto, Pittston Twp., who will both celebrate birthdays on March 30. Carmen Mauriello and Michael Fanti, both of Exeter, are celebrating their birthdays on March 25. Congrats! Marita Zim, a member of the Falls Senior Center sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne/Wyoming Counties, recently received her certificate in Leadership Training for Disaster Relief given by the American Red Cross. Zimm has been a Red Cross disaster nurse for more than 26 years. She helped at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 attacks as well as doing follow-up work after Hurricane Katrina. Meet the bloggers It’s that time of year again. Spring Blogfest will be held Friday, March 30, at Rooney’s Irish Pub. It’s a time where local bloggers meet and greet fellow bloggers, readers, elected officials and politicians and all are invited. “It really is a great time,” said organizer Joe Valenti. “Exeter Mayor Cassandra Coleman has reached out to Senator Bob Casey and we hope he can attend. Likewise, I reached out to the Rick Santorum campaign. Considering Pennsylvania is his home state and the election will be just a few weeks after Blogfest, this would be great opportunity to mix it up here in NEPA. Hope to see you there.”
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Paul Minnelli III, of West Wyoming Boy Scout Troop 366, has earned the honor of Eagle Scout. His final project was a mosquito control project at the Flack Memorial Little League Field in Wyoming. Minnelli also headlined a Bike Rodeo with the Wyoming Recreational Board when he was 15 years old. He began Scouting as a Cub Scout, crossing over to Boy Scouts in 2005.He will continue his Scouting career as a Venturer. Minnelli will be honored at an Eagle ceremony hosted by his parents, Paul and Lisa Minnelli, of Harding. Minnelli is the grandson of Paul Minnelli, West Pittston; Joy Minnelli, Wyoming; and the late Edward and Eleanor Cavalari. He has a brother, Matthew and a sister, Nina both of Harding. University Scholar Jenna Baron, daughter of John and Chris Miele Baron, Laflin, was an honoree at the 36th annual Honors Convocation at the University of Pittsburgh. She was recognized as a University Scholar for having attained the top 2 percent in cumulative undergraduate standing in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. Baron is a junior majoring in Cultural Anthropology and earning certifications in African Studies and Global Studies. She was a valedictorian of the James M. Coughlin High School class of 2009.

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At the White House Steve Simko, Exeter Township, was at the White House Friday to participate in a delegation of Pennsylvanians for a Community Leaders Briefing (CLB.) Held weekly, the goals of the White House Community Leaders Briefing Series are: To ensure the public is well-informed about government policies and programs and how they can utilize these resources; to ensure that the White House is hearing from the public about how government policies and programs can serve them and to brief leaders on the tools and resources available to their communities, so that they can return home better armed to connect individuals to the policies and programs of the federal government. A major focus Friday’s CLB was the Affordable Care Act.

Newborns Geisinger Wyoming Valley announced recent births. A daughter was born to Karen and Frank Bodosky, of Avoca, on March 3; a daughter was born to Cheryl and Robert Ostrowski, of Harding, on March 6; and a son was born to Holly RishkoPetrikonis and Thomas Petrikonis, of Wyoming, on March 8. Egg Hunt Saturday The Pittston City Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, in Jefferson Park New Street. Any Pittston City children up to the age of 12 are welcome. Pittston City Fire Department, City Police Department, Greater Pittston Ambulance and Chris Latona sponsor the event.

Ackerman speaker, Ferentino toastmaster for ‘Smoker’
Annual Palm Sunday event next Sunday at Mount Carmel Parish Center
St. Joseph Marello Parish (Our Lady of Mount Carmel/St. Rocco Churches), Rev. Joseph Sibilano O.S.J., pastor, and Rev. Jackson Pinherio O.S.J. and the Holy Name Society of the parish announced the speaker and toastmaster for the annual Palm Sunday ‘Smoker’ to be held Sunday, April 1, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center. Speaker will be Ed Ackerman, editor of the Sunday Dispatch and full-time faculty member at Luzerne County Community College. Toastmaster will be Atty. Jarrett Ferentino, a principal in the law firm of Pugliese, Finnegan, Shaffer & Ferentino LLC, in Kingston, and an assistant district attorney. Tickets for the affair are $10 and can be obtained at the St. Joseph Marello Parish Office, William Street, Pittston, from all Holy Name Society members, or by calling Jim Murphy at 6544929. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Atty. Ferentino handles general litigation and personal injury matters representing individuals, families, companies, and local municipalities for the firm which was originally founded by a group of experienced attorneys who have served Northeast Pennsylvania for decades. He has been named as a 2010 and 2011 Rising Star in Philadelphia Magazine’s Super Lawyers annual publication. He has received recognition in the local media and has been the recipient of several awards for his professional and civic work. In 2004, Ferentino joined the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office. He continues to serve as an assistant district attorney. He has tried many criminal cases including capital homicides, aggravated assaults and has previously specialized in drug prosecutions. He is currently on the prosecution team of the upcoming Hugo Selenski trial. In 2009, Ferentino successfully prosecuted Alan Leitzel and Tiffany Simmons for the murder of 3-month old Xavier Simmons. He secured a first-degree murder conviction in Joseph Gacha for the capital murder of Luzerne County Fair Queen Carrie Martin. He has secured two first-degree murder convictions in the domestic violence murder cases against Donnell Buckner and John Stone. He has successfully
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MATTERS OF FAITH
St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church will have its 15th annual Lenten fish dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 30, at the church hall, 205 N. Main St., Pittston. The menu includes baked haddock, potatoes, fresh carrots, cole slaw, haluski, cake and beverages. Tickets, which will be available at the door, are $9 for adults and $7 for children 12 years of age and younger. Takeouts will also be available. Clam chowder and haluski takeouts will also be available. There will also be a cash raffle.
DOO WOP SHOW United Methodist Church Pittston Flower Fund is running a bus trip to the Doo Wop Cavalcade Show at the American Music Theater in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. Cost is $94 which includes bus seat, show ticket, dinner, all tips and taxes. Reservations must be made no later than May 31. A $50 deposit is required when making reservation and balance is due by August 1. A smorgasbord dinner at Shady Maple follows the show. For additional information or to make a reservation call 6031915 and leave a message if no answer. PEDIATRIC CLINIC The Care and Concern Pediatric Health Clinic, located in the former Seton Catholic School building on William Street in Pittston, will be open the first and third Thursday of each month. Free health care is provided for infants through age 11. Registration is from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Participants should bring your child’s immunization records with them. Parents or guardians must be present to have their child examined. All services are free and confidential. The clinic is sponsored by the Care and Concern ministries of the Parish Community of St.

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Ham Bingo today in Old Forge
Rev. Gary Mensinger and the parishioners of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church are sponsoring their second annual Ham Bingo at 1 p.m. today, March 25, in the church hall, 320 Vine St, Old Forge. A basket raffle, cash raffle, door prizes and various Bingo specials will be available throughout the afternoon. Kitchen opens at 11 a.m. A variety of food items and refreshments will be available. The church will also sponsor a bake sale during the bingo. Admission is $3. Pittston announces the following schedule for the week of March 25: Mar 25 - 10:00 a.m., 11 a.m. Worship, 12:05 p.m. choir rehearsal Mar 29 – 11 a.m. Scripture study, soup and sandwich at Second Presbyterian Church, 12:30 p.m. Women’s Association spring luncheon at St. Cecilia’s Services are being held at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church on 1700 Wyoming Ave, Exeter as we recover from the flood of September 2011. There is parking on Wyoming Avenue and in the parking lot behind the church.
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Wyoming Ave., West Pittston The United Methodist Women are sponsoring a bus trip to Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster to see “Jonah” on Tuesday, May 1. Bus will leave at 9 p.m. For more information and reservations, call Doris Dushok, 654-2689 or Karen Weed, 6544446. FULL GOSPEL CHAPEL Avoca Adult Sunday School, 9:30; Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday evening Bible study and prayer service at 7:00. The church also hosts the Rose of Sharon Church with Rev. Vincente Torres on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. for the Hispanic community. 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 www.hardingchurchofchrist.org
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John the Evangelist, Msgr. John Bendik, Pastor. For more information call 855-6035.
REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF WYOMING VALLEY 1700 Wyoming Avenue, FortyFort Pastor Rev. R.F Dymond . Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m. Bible School: 11:45 a.m. Wednesday evening prayer service: 6:30 p.m. every other Wednesday Visitors are welcome. For additional information call 570693-1918 BENNETT PRESBYTERIAN 501 Bennett Street, Luzerne Everyone is welcome. The church is handicap accessible. BETHEL UNITED METHODIST Main St., Avoca (570) 457-2566 Pastor Sharon Dietz (570) 282-0104 Sunday – Worship Service 11:15 a.m. Communion first Sunday of each month – non perishable food items will be collected this day. Mondays – Bible study – 6 p.m. alternating each week with Brick UM Church, Duryea. 1st Thursday of each month – food give-away 4 to 6 p.m. for needy of Avoca and Duryea. Non perishable food items and monetary donations are accepted at this time. If you have a prayer request,

call Pastor Dietz who will activate prayer chain.
BRICK UNITED METHODIST 905 Foote Ave., Duryea (570)457-4424 Pastor Sharon Dietz (570) 282-0104 Sunday Worship Service 9:45 a.m. Sunday School – 10:15 a.m. during morning Worship Services for ages 3-12 Communion first Sunday of each month – non perishable food items will be collected this day. Mondays – Bible study – 6 p.m. alternating each week with Bethel UM Church, Avoca. Miracle of Awareness – coffee time – 6 p.m. meeting 7 p.m. Thursday – New beginnings meeting 7 p.m. 3rd Thursday of each month – United Methodist Women – 6:30 p.m. If you are in need of prayer request, call Pastor who will activate prayer chain. CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY ALLIANCE CHURCH Luzerne Ave. and Parke Street West Pittston Origins – The Foundation of Creation and Man Part will be held from 7 to 8:15 p.m. through May 13. The study is open to Bible students and well as interested individuals. Pre-registration is recommended by calling the church office 654-2500. Christ’s Community Clothes

Closet will be open from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. The closet will be closed on days that Pittston and Wyoming Area School Districts are closed due to weather or holidays.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Rev. James H. Breese, pastor, Water Street, Pittston Sunday 9:30 a.m. Worship and Praise Service/Children’s Sunday School, Adult/Teen Sunday School immediately following service. Rev. James H. Breese, pastor, will conduct a series of Community Lenten Services every Wednesday during Lent at 7:15 p.m. The message will be “The Suffering Servant.” Everyone is welcome and invited to attend. For more info, call 654-0283. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UCC 500 Luzerne Avenue West Pittston Rev. Joan Mitchell, Pastor Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 14 Broad Street Pittston Sunday Worship 9:15 a.m. with Rev. William N. Lukesh. FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH West Pittston Rev. James Thyren 654-8121 The Session of the First United Presbyterian Church of West

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HOLY MOTHER OF SORROWS PNCC 212 Wyoming Avenue, Dupont Rev. Zbigniew Dawid, Pastor Sunday Masses: 8:00 a.m. Traditional Mass; 9:15 a.m. School of Christian Living (SOCL) and Confirmation Class;10:30 a.m. Traditional High Mass. Daily Mass: 9:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday Stations of the Cross are Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Bitter Lamentations are Fridays at 7:00 p.m. On March 28 at 7:00 p.m. there will be special Stations of the Cross for children. Penitential Services will be held on Friday, March 30, at 7:00 p.m. This is the spiritual preparation for Easter. Children’s Confession for Easter will be held on Saturday March 31, at 9:30 a.m. Easter Breakfast, sponsored by the parish PTO, will be held on April 1 following each Mass on Sunday. All are invited to enjoy the delicious food of eggs, ham, hash browns, pancakes and pastries. Adults: $7.00 pay at the door, parish children are free. INDEPENDENT BIBLE CHURCH 328 Main Street Duryea, PA 18642 (570) 451-0346 Home/Office JLaCava@TheBibleChurch.org INKERMAN PRESBYTERIAN Main St., Inkerman Services: Sundays, 9 a.m. LANGCLIFFE PRESBYTERIAN 1001 Main St Avoca Sunday worship 11:15 a.m. The Langcliffe Church is handicapped accessible. Nursery is provided for children during worship. The Care for Soldiers program continues. To date, over 50 care packages have been sent to servicemen and women overseas. MOOSIC ALLIANCE CHURCH 608 Rocky Glen Road, Moosic Pastor: Doug Jensen 4576020 maccma2@verizon.net

Sunday morning Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning Worship at 10:45 a.m. Prayer meeting, Wednesdays at 7:00 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. Joseph 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

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SUNDAY DISPATCH, SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012 Queen of the Apostles Parish's Women's Guild, Avoca inaugural Lenten food sale was a success. The Guild thanks the community for making it such a success. Pictured left to right are Ruth Lee; Chris Martin; Jeanette Gronski; Arlene Markiewicz; Barbara Sincavage; Cookie Coleman; Anne Dillon, women's guild president; Nancy Adomiak; Ann Jake; Betty Shimko; and Helen Brogan. Women's guild members not pictured include Joan Burton, Kay Price, Marilyn Redington, Mary Lou Rosser, and Carol Trzcinski. The Rev. Phil Sladicka is the pastor.

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ryea; the Pittston Council of the Knights of Columbus; and the PA Constables for directing traffic before and after the evening Mass. The Confirmation candidates of St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston, will have their retreat at the seminary this afternoon. The retreat serves as a spiritual preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation, which will be administered on April 13 in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Pittston. For more news and information about the Oblates of Saint Joseph locally and around the world, turn to www.oblates-stjoseph.com
ST. JOSEPH MARELLO PARISH OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL ST. ROCCO’S Pittston Lenten Schedule Daily Masses: Monday thru Friday: 7:30 and 11:30 a.m. Every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. there is a Holy Hour at Mt. Carmel Church. Stations of the Cross are every Friday at Mt. Carmel Church after 11:30 Mass and at 5:00 p.m. with the Eucharistic Benediction and at St. Rocco’s Church every Friday after 11:30 Mass.

Weekend Masses: At Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, on Saturday at 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday at 8:00 & 11:00 a.m. At St. Rocco Church, on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Sixth Annual Celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday to be held at the Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary, Laflin on April 15. This year’s theme is “Be Apostles of Divine Mercy” with the principal celebrant of the Feast of Mercy Rev. Paul McDonnell, O.S.J., Seminary Rector. Itinerary includes: 1 p.m. - Sacrament of Reconciliation, 2 p.m. - Veneration of the Image of Divine Mercy followed by the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, 3 p.m. - Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Chaplet of Divine Mercy in Song, Holy Rosary, Benediction, Blessing of First Class Relic of St. Faustina. Everyone is invited to attend. The Altar & Rosary Society will be hosting a Penny Auction

on Sunday, April 22, in the Parish Center. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the auction will be at 2:00 p.m. Get advance admission tickets or raffles tickets from any member, the rectory or at the door. Members are reminded that all returns must be made by the April 19 meeting. The Fifth stop is at St. John the Church, Pittston on Wednesday, March 28, with Holy Mass at 7 p.m. St. Joseph Marello Parish Raffle is now underway. Buy your tickets now for a chance to win 2012 Chevrolet Cruz or $20,000. Donations are $20.00 each and only 2,000 tickets to be sold. Seller of the winning ticket receives $500.00. If you would like to sell tickets call Frank Sciabacucchi 655-6125, Pena Hansen-332-5989, or the rectory office-654-6902. Get yours before it’s too late The San Cataldo Society will celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Mother to-

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With the SWB Yankees playing most of their games in New York State, and none of them here, and changing their name to the Empire State Yankees while PNC stadium is refurbished a lot of fans are worried that the Yankees never liked it here and this season will give them a spike out the door and they will never make it safely home again. The AAA Yankees are playing 37 of their “home” games in Rochester, 10 in Syracuse and six in Buffalo. Maybe those fans are right. Minor League agreements with Major League franchises are usually two or four years and they expire in even years. Syracuse’s agreement with Washington is signed through 2014. But Rochester’s agreement with the Twins and Buffalo’s agreement with the Mets both expire after this season. And if the Yankees and their partner Mandalay buy the AAA Yankees they could move the team after this season. So it’s possible in theory that the AAA Yankees could not comeback to SWB. But if that happens SWB is guaranteed an AAA franchise. So if the Yankees moved, say, to Rochester then we could get the displaced Rochester team or some other team if teams are shuffled around. Maybe, but I suspect the Yankees will come back. But in my opinion, for purposes of attendance, it doesn’t matter if they do and furthermore, though everyone involved seems fixated on having a AAA team, for purposes of attendance that doesn’t matter either. Last season the SWB Yankees averaged 4,500 per game placing them 54th in average attendance per game among all affiliated minor league teams. They were 27th among the 30 AAA teams and 13th of 14 in International League teams. The number one minor league team in attendance last year was the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, the Phillies AAA team, remember them?, with an average of 9,248 well over double what our Yankees did. Even the Phillies AA team, Reading outdrew the SWB Yankees by 2,000 a game. Among the 53 teams ahead of the SWB Yankees were 12 AA teams and 11 A teams, from such baseball hotbeds as Springdale, Arkansas and Manchester, New Hampshire. Dayton, Ohio, with an A team was fifth overall, in minor league attendance. Granted Scranton-Wilkes-Barre is the third smallest market in the International League and even smaller than some of the A and AA teams that outranked SWB in attendance last season, but that hardly explains the precipitous decline in attendance here which has fallen by half since the Yankees came here in 2007. There are a lot of dynamics involved. Changing the name from Red Barons to Yankees, raising prices, eliminating the downstairs bleacher sections, limiting giveaways and downplaying personal appearances didn’t help. You didn’t see the SWB Yankee players reading to kids at libraries as Shane Victorino did in West Pittston when he was with the Red Barons.

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A dazzling marquee and people lined up around the block. Main Street, Pittston, hadn’t seen the likes of this since The Beatles’ movie “A Hard Day’s Night” opened at the American Theatre. But that was the scene Saturday morning for the grand opening of the Boden outlet at Open Space on South Main Street. The British company Boden, a manufacturer of high-end clothing with a distribution facility in Centre Pointe, operates an outlet at Open Space on Saturdays and Sundays. Business has been brisk since the soft opening in December but Saturday really put an exclamation point on the operation. People came from miles around. Those who haven’t been to downtown Pittston in some time, or perhaps have never visited the town, were surely surprised at what they found, and not just at Open Space. That entire section of Main Street is hopping with activity. Close by are the Art Seen gallery, the Coffeetable coffee shop and lunchroom, a high traffic tanning facility and spa, Rooney’s Irish Pub, the busy Knights of Columbus home, the Oddfellows building with the Meals on Wheels program on the first floor, the elegant Palazzo 54 restaurant, and the refurbished Dime Bank office building. Across the street are the newly renovated Napoli’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant and Pizza LaCucina. And city officials say this is just the beginning. We say welcome, Boden. And thanks for showing faith in Main Street.

Ballpark renovation is our only hope
The Yankees come with a certain air of aloofness that diminishes the feeling that they are a local team. But that can’t account for what happened to attendance here. Minor league GMs will say attendance doesn’t have much to do with the team’s affiliation or the level of play. The three biggest drivers are good weather on home weekends, fireworks and the ballpark. When Lackawanna Multi-Purpose Stadium opened in 1989 it was already on its way to obsolescence, as that was the year ground was broken on Camden Yards marking the beginning of the end for cookie-cutter, fake-grass, monstrosities and ushering the era of baseball only, real grass, retro-look, fan-friendly, openconcourse, in-town ballparks. So what do the Lehigh Valley; Manchester, New Hampshire and Dayton minor league franchises have that the SWB Yankees don’t have? Downtown retro, single-level, open-concourse ballparks which opened in the last five years. We can’t move PNC Field, but just imagine one of those retro fields in downtown W-B on the boulevard across from Stegmaier. For 72 nights a year the town would rock. So they are doing the next best thing salvaging a real ballpark from the ruins of the old Stadium. I’ll argue that it costs too much, $40 million, and I’ll argue that the taxpayers shouldn’t be paying to build a park for a team that pays a DH more than that, but I’ll also argue it’s the right thing to do, and our only hope.

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Heroes
If you haven’t made a donation to the Hometown Heroes memorial, please consider doing so. All the details are included in an ad on page 31. Remembered at the memorial at the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce will be Lt. Col. Richard Berrettini, 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo, Army Spc. Dale Kridlo, PA State Police Trooper Joshua Miller and Police Officer Rodney Pocceschi. Also honored with a living memorial withh be Capt. TJ Hromisin. The cause could not be better.

Vary your protein to get your plate in shape
March is national nutrition month! Earlier this month we discussed how to get your plate in shape by making it half fruits and vegetables. Various pointers were given on how that might be accomplished. One suggestion was to plan meals with a focus on vegetables as the entree and meats as the side dish. Getting your plate in shape also means to vary your protein. Beans, fish, and eggs are all alternatives to the usual meat and poultry. Each family has their favorite meals. At times it is difficult to introduce a new dinner item. Varying protein at dinner might be a bit of a challenge at first, however, start with one night a week. Select recipes as a family project. It is also recommended that twice a week we eat seafood. Seafood does include fin fish as well as shellfish and fish like tuna, salmon, and tilapia.
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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.

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time into this,” said Klush. “We remodeled in our spare time, council members, me, Mike, other people donated a lot of materials and time, so it was big all around effort.” Klush said the crowd on Saturday and positive feedback has made that effort worth it. Dotter went on to say that Boden plans on continuing to stay

open Saturdays and Sundays into the foreseeable future, and if the store gets busy enough they will consider opening during the week. In addition to Boden, the Open Space is also available to rent for private parties or gatherings. Boden is open Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

Gracie James and Adyson Perlis, from left, of Dallas, at the Boden grand opening on Saturday, March 24.

Julia and Nicole Furcon of Exeter attend the Boden grand opening on Saturday, March 24.

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Shoppers lined up as early at 9:15 a.m. for the grand opening of Boden on Saturday, March 24.
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Dupont High down to 139 students in 1956
Question 1 What famous person attended the Pittston St. Patrick’s Day Parade held March 17, 1956?

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1956 – 56 Years Ago The results of a report published in 1953 by the Department of Public Instruction in Harrisburg showed a decrease of students enrolled at the Dupont High School. During the 1952-53 school year, 177 students were enrolled. In 1956, the enrollment dropped to 139 students, causing two teachers to be furloughed. There were approximately 166 mailboxes on Pittston City streets and each was set to be painted a familiar red, white and blue. Called old-style and drab, the existing olive-colored mailboxes would, one-by-one, be replaced with the freshlypainted containers that the post office hoped would be more readily visible to the public. The Greater Pittston Joint Vocational or GI School on “Tunnel Street, rear of Broad Street” closed in early March of 1956. The brick school, serving veterans since 1947, housed classrooms and shops and had an estimated worth of $35,000. Machinery was valued at

$80,000. Efforts continued to reopen the school, although potential enrollment steadily decreased. Morris Jewelers, Main Street, Pittston advertised a 23-diamond bridal ring duet for $99 and solid gold wedding bands for $9.88. Julio Motors offered the Mercury Montclair Phaeton for $2,265 and Frank Felice Auto, Exeter Avenue, West Pittston, advertised the 2-door 6-passenger Buick Special for $2,438. The Sweetland Confectionery advertised the “largest selection of homemade Easter candy” and Janesko Brothers installed triple track aluminum storm windows for $11.95 each. 1966 – 46 Years Ago Easter was coming and the Wyoming Valley in Vietnam committee had special cargo to send to Major Michael Thomas, commander of the Army’s 161st ammunition company stationed in Qui Nhan. St. John’s Byzantine Church in Wilkes-Barre donated a bell to

the committee to ship to Vietnam. The bell was to be installed in a makeshift chapel constructed by the army unit. Contributing to the effort were Avoca airport manager Edward Smith, the Major’s sister Margaret Thomas; Irving Hughes, Joseph Shaver, Ted Zawilla, the Major’s wife and children Paul, Steven, Michael and Celeste, Robert Kirchner, Gene Allegrucci and George

Ondek. Airman 2c Edward Lisewski, of Pittston, stationed in Okinawa, Japan, wrote about Wyoming Valley in Vietnam for the Stars and Stripes Magazine. “Don’t be surprised to go to Vietnam and find out you are really in our own Wyoming Valley as names such as Wyoming, Kingston and Luzerne grace the sign posts and dirt trails.”

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Chief, stayed on with the ambulance unit and assisted in a record 14 assisted births. 1976 – 36 Years Ago An “Honor Plaque” was placed in the West Pittston Library listing the names of people who gave money to the library’s annual appeal through memorial gifts and donations. Gifts were presented in memory of Frank Agati, Charles J. Bufalino Sr., Mrs. John H. Dickinson, Blanche L. Galloway, Angelo L. Medico, William F. Medico, Edward M. Reap, Roy A. Stauffer, William L. Touhill, Jr. Marjorie Blackman Walz and Maranah Sloan Williams. Donors were Harry Alexandrian, MD, Charles Bufalino Jr., Daniel C. Ciavalla, Elsie Ellis, Donald Foster, Richard Garman, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Howells, Lions Club of Exeter, Ettore Lippi, Mr. and Mrs. John Milazzo, Schmaltz Construction, Louise Scrimgeour,

Carlton Stauffer, West Pittston Jr. Women’s Club, West Side Bank and Woman’s Club of West Pittston. A revision made of the Flood Hazard Boundary Map for the National Insurance Program to utilize resulted in a “considerable” reduction in the number of West Pittston residents who would pay increased flood insurance premiums because of their proximity to the river. The map, prepared by Gannett, Fleming, Corddry and Carpenter of Harrisburg at the request of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Insurance Administration, reflects curved or “curvilinear boundaries” which “more accurately reflect flood prone areas.” The map and report highlighted the York Avenue region as being removed from the flood hazard area, but listed Susquehanna Avenue as “possibly having to pay increased insurance premiums.” The Sunday Dispatch Inquiring Photographer asked, “What, in your opinion, would be a deterrent to crime in this country?” John Ciampi, of West Pittston, answered, “Bring capital

punishment back.” Rocco Yanora, of Wyoming, added, “We need re-emphasis by the educational community on the necessity of order and moral ethical standards.” Bill Rossick, of West Wyoming, stated, “We should create more jobs and provide more activities for the younger generation.” Bernie Stambaugh, of Wyoming, answered, “A move in the right direction would be to reinstate the death penalty.” 1986 – 26 Years Ago “We gave it our best shot,” Bill Scott union president of the employee-owned Atlas Chain Company said upon the closing of the West Pittston plant. In 1983, workers took over ownership of the business to prevent its closing. In an innovative move, workers put together a $7 million package from federal, state and private funds to purchase the former Reynolds Power Transmission Co., which had planned to liquidate. Over 200 workers, some pledging their own money, moved to re-open the plant but

in 1986, foreign competition led to the demise of the business, which began in 1955 under the Reynolds name. Question #2 Carlton Stauffer, president of the West Pittston Library Board of Trustees, received a check from Exxon Company USA Involvement Fund for the purchase of something that may look a little out of place today. What was it? 1996 – 16 Years Ago The Winter Sports MVPs were chosen for basketball, swimming and wrestling. Pittston Area’s Jason Tribbet took the basketball award for the boys, but the pick was hard with several young men turning in excellent performances. Tribbet’s consistent all-around play led him to be the final choice. Laine Sheerer, Seton Catholic sophomore, was a clear choice in basketball as she led in scoring and had the vote of league coaches. Don Morgan, Wyoming Area senior, was voted MVP as the most successful wrestler in the histo-

ry of the program. He was the first to place in the top three in the state tournament. Consistency won the MVP for Wyoming Area’s Helene Sabola in swimming. In the District 2AA she won four medals helping her team take second place. Answer #1 Ex-President Harry S. Truman attended the festivities and parade held in Pittston in 1956. It was reported Burgess Jack Dempsey and members of the parade committee accompanied the president and a group photo was taken. To see a photo of President Truman leaving the festivities, go online to the Truman Library Photographs and search Pittston. Answer #2 The Exxon Company monetary donation to the library helped purchase an “electronic typewriter.” The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does. Author unknown

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weekend for anyone interested in their “lottery” fundraiser and/or Smoker tickets. The Smoker will be held in the Parish Center on Sunday, April 1, at 6 p.m. Toastmaster will be Atty. Jarret Ferentino and guest speaker will be Ed Ackerman, editor of the Sunday Dispatch and professor at Luzerne County Community College. Bus trip to Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, June 23/24. Contact Pat 609-5173 or Jean 693-1041. Public and parochial school students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades who belong to St. Joseph Marello Parish will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation this year on Friday, April 13, in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 5:00 p.m. Candidates should have already chosen their sponsors, and sponsors should fill out the required form the candidates provide. Parents of parochial school students who have not contacted the church and who have not received information regarding Confirmation requirements should call the CCD director, Terrie Audi at 654-3326 as soon as possible. Confirmation Retreat is scheduled for today, Sunday, March 25, at the Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary, Rte. 315, Laflin, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Anyone wishing to rent the parish banquet hall or meeting room should call Christine Silinskie, hall manager at 704-8861 for details and/or a tour of the facility. Mt. Carmel Senior Choir will hold rehearsal on Mondays, from 7-8:30 p.m. St. Rocco Senior Choir will resume weekly rehearsals on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the choir loft of St. Rocco Church. New members are welcome. St. Joseph Senior Social Club will be note the following trips: April 11-13, Niagara Falls; August 27-31, Cape Cod and Sept. 19-28, Reflections of Italy in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce. Call for details to Theresa at 654-2967. Operation Rice Bowl: A Lenten program of sacrifice, eat a reduced meal each week, and place the savings in a family “Rice Bowl.” Participate in this program to help people and children who have no food. Containers

are at the entrances of the Church. Home-bound parishioners who would like to receive Holy Communion, should call the Rectory at 654-6902 and a priest or Eucharistic Minister will visit them. We pray every day for our parishioners and friends who are sick in the hospitals, nursing home or at home. The Mass Book for 2012 is available. We will accept Mass Offerings for the months of March and April. Due to the large number of families, we accept offerings on a first come, first serve basis. Come to the rectory office on William St.
CORPUS CHRISTI PARISH Mass Schedule for Lent Daily Mass 7:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception 8:30 a.m. at Holy Redeemer 12:10 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Stations of the Cross (Fridays during Lent) 6:00 p.m. at Holy Redeemer 7:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception The Parish Bazaar is Fri, Sat, Sun, June 29, 30, and July 1 at Holy Redeemer Church grounds. OUR LADY OF THE EUCHARIST PARISH 535 N Main Street, Pittston 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 All Religious Education class-

es are held for Grades 1 thru 7 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the Religious Education Center. In preparation for Easter, the children in grades 3 – 5 will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation today, Sunday, March 18 during their regularly scheduled Religious Education Class. The children in grades 6 & 7 will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Sunday, March 25. Stations of the Cross will be celebrated every Friday in Lent at 7:00 p.m. On Friday, March 23 all are invited to meet at 5:30 p.m. in the parish hall before Stations to share soup, bread and fellowship. Sign up sheets may be found at the back of the Church. The practice of the faithful to abstain from eating meat on Fridays during Lent and to also fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday is a time honored tradition in our Church and a source of spiritual strength and consolation to many. Bishop Bambera joins with the Bishops from throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in asking Catholics to dedicate their regular Lenten practice of prayer and abstinence, as well as the additional practice of fasting on Friday, March 30, to the preservation of religious liberty. In response to this request the parish will celebrate the regular weekday Mass at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, March 30. Immediately following Mass will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 11:45 a.m. During that time the Rosary will be prayed. At 11:45 a.m. those in attendance will pray Mid Day Prayer and then close with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Sign-up Sheets for specific Adoration times can be found at the back of the Church.

During the season of Lent the Parish Community will be collecting non-perishable food and grocery items for the needy in the local area. All donations will be taken to the Pittston Area Food Pantry, housed in the Seton Catholic building. Donated items may be placed in the baskets at the entrances to our Church. Rehearsals for the Adult Choir will be held on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Michael Sowa, Director of Music Ministry, invites all current members as well as those who are interested in joining for the first time. The Adult Choir will sing Masses and services during the Easter Triduum. Rehearsals for the Children’s Choir will be held on Sunday mornings immediately after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. The Children’s Choir will sing for the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Easter Sunday. If you have questions about either the Adult Choir or Children’s Choir, please see Michael after any Mass or call him at 8812301. The dates, sites and speakers are now in place for Road to Resurrection and the final step will be on Wednesday, March 28 at St John the Evangelist with Fr. Philip Altavilla, St. Peter’s Cathedral. All Masses begin at 7:00 p.m. and all are invited to walk this journey together. Introductory Yoga classes will be offered free of charge to de-

termine if there is interest. Call the parish office at 654-0263 for more information. All children of the parish are invited to meet the Easter Bunny and participate in an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 31, at 10:00 a.m. Carolyn Moscatelli has volunteered to chair this event. Registration forms have been distributed at Religious Education Classes as well as being available in the back of the Church for those children not yet in school or who are enrolled in parochial or private school. There will be a planning meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall. All are welcome. The address for the parish webpage is: www.eucharist-pittston.org. You will find links to the Schedule for Liturgical Ministers, our weekly bulletins, monthly calendars, upcoming events and additional information. The parish hopes that you will find the information useful and easily accessible. Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m. the parish will celebrate a Mass of Healing. During the Mass the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated. A light reception will follow in the parish hall. On Tuesday, April 17 there will be an Evening of Reflection for all adult Liturgical Ministers. The evening will run from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
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Rediscovering the Journey of Faith is April 28 from a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Fatima Renewal Center, Dalton. Guest presenter: St. Joseph Oblate Father Paul A. McDonnell, who will lead participants in a program of preparation for the Year of Faith, roclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI that will begin in October. The day will address how faith-centered persons can deepen their own faith before sharing it with others. Those involved in parish ministries and anyone seeking to deepen his/her faith are encouraged to attend. Includes the Sacrament of Reconciliation and celebration of Mass. Fee: $30, includes lunch. To register, call Fatima Center at 563-8500. 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.
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 Church, Main Street, Saturday Vigil 5:30 p.m. Sunday Mass 11:15 a.m. SACRED HEART OF JESUS Lackawanna Ave., Dupont The mass schedule for the week 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. The Stations of the Cross will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Girl Scouts will meet on March 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the lower level meeting room of the rectory. Bible Study at Sacred Heart will be held on March 28 at 7 p.m. in the lower level meeting room of the rectory. All are invited. ST. BARBARA PARISH 28 Memorial Avenue, Exeter Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Evenings, by appointment. Phone: 654-2103 Stations of the Cross are every Friday at 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. after Mass.

Parishioners are invited to bring items such as cereals, pasta, peanut butter, canned vegetables, canned fruit, and condiments to Church for needy families. There are containers in both churches for your donations. There’s a red and white pizza sale on Friday, March 30. Pick up will be from 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Order forms are in the back of each church and should be filled out and returned to the rectory. For your convenience, you may place them in the collection basket. St. Barbara Parish will be having a Paschal Dinner on Thursday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. in St. Anthony’s Hall. A traditional Lamb dinner will be served. The cost is $15.00 (adults only). Tickets can be purchased at the rectory. The monthly Mass honoring all married couples celebrating their wedding anniversary during the month of March will be held on Tuesday night, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. On Friday, March 30, students will present the Living Stations of the Cross at 8:00 p.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church. We invite everyone to join us as we prepare for Holy Week.
ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH COMMUNITY 35 William Street Phone: 654-0053 Pittston Parish office will close at noon on Holy Thursday, April 5. The office will reopen on Monday, April 9. If an emergency, call the rectory, leave a message and a priest will return your call. Knitting ministry will resume on April 15 at 6 p.m. Parish Retreat with Father Philip Altavilla will be held March 24 to 27. All decorations must be removed from parish cemeteries by March 25. Baptismal Instruction will begin 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 10 in the parish center. Bereavement Support Group will meet every Tuesday evening in the parish center dining room. For more information call the parish office at 654-0053. Applications for Holy Name Scholarship are in the parish center. Altar and Rosary Society meeting will be held Monday,

April 2 at 1:30 p.m. in the church hall. The Greater Pittston Food Pantry is sponsored by the Care and Concern Committee of St. John the Evangelist Parish. Anyone in need of food is asked to call 654-9923. Distribution of food is by appointment only. The Free Health Clinic is open at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday in the former Seton Catholic High School, and on first come first serve basis. Pediatric Health Clinic is open on the first and third Thursday of the month. Registration is held in the Seton building from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Bring your child’s immunizations records. Greater Pittston Kids Closet celebrating its third anniversary will provide new and gently used clothing on Sunday April 1. Regular hours are Wednesday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. The Closet accepts donations new and gently used.
ST JOHN’S LUTHERAN 9 Wood St., Pittston Pastor John Castellani Organist Marcia Colleran Service begins at 9:30 a.m. Portals of Prayers for the months April, May and June are available and can be picked up after Service March Acolyte schedule is as follows: 25 Marissa Faccipointi. Sunday, March 25, Soup Sale II 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, Mid Week Lent Service 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, Weekly Day School 5:30 p.m. If you would like to join this church call 655-2505 or e-mail stjohnspittston@verizon.com ST. JOHN’S P.M. CHURCH 316 Main St., Avoca Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. Tuesday Bible Study 6:007:30 p.m. ST. MARIA GORETTI Laflin Road, Laflin, PA. 18702 42redwood@comcast.net www.stmariagoretti-laflin.org Communal Penance Services: Monday, March 26, at St. Monica Church, West Wyoming; Thursday, March 29, at St. Maria Goretti and Tuesday, April 1 St. at John the Evangelist, Pittston, all at 7:00 p.m. Living Stations will be presented by the children of the par-

ish on April 6, at 7:00 p.m. If your child would like to take part contact Michelle Pinto at 9055713. Practice for the Living Stations will be held on March 29 at 7:30 p.m. If your child is receiving First Holy Communion this year it is important that he or she attends CCD class. If your child goes to parochial school they still need to attend CCD class at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. There will be an important meeting for all parents of children receiving First Holy Communion at 9:30 a.m. on April 15. Holy week Schedule for St Maria Goretti Parish: Tuesday, April 3, at 7:00 p.m. Deanery Penance Service at St.

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ST. MARY’S POLISH NATIONAL CATHOLIC CHURCH 200 Stephenson St. Duryea Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock, Pastor Phone: 457-2291 Email: padre@saintmaryspncc.org Website: saintmaryspncc.org Holy Mass: Sunday 9:30 a.m. Weekdays: 8 a.m. Holy Days: 8 a.m. & 7 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: olos363@verizon.net website: www.stmonicanepa.com. Father Leo J. McKernan, Pastor Mr. William Jenkins, Deacon Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m. OLOS Sunday: 8:30 a.m. STJ; 11:00 a.m. OLOS Daily Mass at OLOS Mon-Tues-Fri: 7:00 a.m. (Please note: no Wed. a.m. Mass); Thurs: 7:00 p.m. Thurs: 7:00 p.m. No Bible Study until after Lent. Lenten Schedule: Stations of the Cross: Friday, 7:00 p.m. at OLOS site on March 16 and 23 Living Stations of the Cross: March 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. (OLOS) Lenten Penance Service: March 26 (Monday), 7:00 p.m. (OLOS) Palm Sunday, March 31 and April 1 4:00 p.m. (OLOS); 8:30 a.m. (St. J’s); 11:00 a.m. (OLOS) Holy Thursday, April 5, Morning Prayer at 9 a.m.; Mass of Lord’s Supper 7:00 p.m. (OLOS) ;Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament ending with Sung Compline (Night Prayer) at 10:45 p.m. Good Friday, April 6, Morning Prayer at 9 a.m.; Lord’s Passion at 1:00 p.m. (OLOS); Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m. (OLOS) Holy Saturday, April 7, Morn-

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ing Prayer at 9:00 a.m. (OLOS) at Blessing of Baskets at noon (OLOS); Easter Vigil Liturgical Celebration at 8:00 p.m. (OLOS) Easter Sunday, April 8, Masses 8:30 a.m. (St. J’s); 11:00 a.m. (OLOS) On March 25 Chris Bell – cofounder with Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R., of Good Counsel Home, in the New York City metro-area – will present a program to explain the referral network known as Lumina and the post-abortion ministry. Good Counsel is nationally recognized as a supportive residential care and community based service for homeless, expectant, and new mothers and their children in the context of the Catholic Social tradition. It operates four homes and assists in replicating a Pro-Life maternity home model in eight states. Beginning the week after Easter on Thursday, April12 and continuing thru the Thursday before Pentecost, May 24, St. Monica’s Parish will be teaching a seminar entitled, “Life in the Spirit.” Each Thursday after the 7:00 p.m. Mass, there will be a teaching on the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. This sevenweek seminar will lead to a deeper knowledge and relationship with Jesus and a living sense of God’s presence in our life through the gift of the Holy Spirit. For more information call Fr. McKernan at 693-1991 or email at monicaww@verizon.net. Registration is necessary in order to know how to prepare for the seminar. St. Monica Parish Men’s Group Retreat: This weekend retreat will be held on the weekend of June 1-3 at Mount Saviour Monastery located between Elmira and Corning, New York. To learn more about the Monks and the Monastery, go to www.msaviour.org. For information about the retreat or to make reservations contact Father McKernan at 6931991 or email at monica.ww@verizon.net. Contact Joe Lisewski at 693-3366 (home) or his cell at 466-6099. His email is joelisewski@aol.com. Group size is limited and reservations will be on a first-come basis. Bake Sale: St. Monica’s will be hosting a Bake Sale on March 31 and April 1. Anyone wishing to contribute your favorite baked goods can drop the off in the

Church Hall on Saturday, March 31 at 1:00 p.m. Please wrap and label them.
SAINT PETER’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 100 Rock Street, Hughestown Stpeters_elc@yahoo.com 654-1009 Confirmation class 9:00 a.m. Sunday School - 9:00 a.m. Worship service 10:00 a.m. Communion Apr. 5 - Maundy Thursday service 7:00 p.m. Apr. 6 - Good Friday service 7:00 p.m. Apr. 8 - Easter Sunday Service 9:00 a.m. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Women are selling nut and poppy seed rolls for $8.00 each. Place an order by calling Pam 213-2829. Margaret 451-0526 or Lois 654-4948. Pick-up date is April 4 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. QUEEN OF THE APOSTLES PARISH 715 Hawthorne St. (570) 457-3412 stmarysavoca@verizon.net www.stmaryavoca.4lpi.com Daily Masses: 8 a.m. (Wednesday at 7 p.m.) Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Miraculous Medal Novena: Wednesday following the 7 p.m. Mass Weekends Masses: Saturday at 4 p.m.; Sunday at 8, 9:30, 11 a.m. Confession: Saturdays 3-3:45 p.m.; anytime upon request by calling 457-3412. In addition to its regularly scheduled time on Saturdays at 3:15 p.m., the Sacrament of Rec-

onciliation will be also be available from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4 at Queen of the Apostles Parish at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St. Prayer Chain: 457-5867 Queen of the Apostles Parish will pray the Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. Fridays during Lent at St. Mary’s Church. The Lady of Sorrows Rosary Group will lead the Rosary at 6:30 p.m. The parish is currently selling the April Fools edition of their Pot of Gold Match the Daily Number raffle tickets. For just $10 per ticket, you will have a chance to win $75 daily and $100 on Fridays throughout April. There will also be bonus days throughout the month. To purchase a ticket call the rectory at 457-3412, and it will be mailed to you. The parish youth group will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 25 in the rectory, 715 Hawthorne St. New members are always welcome. For more information, please call Lori Ostrowski at 457-8840. Several Protestant and Catholic churches in Avoca, Duryea, Old Forge and Moosic will celebrate ecumenical services at 7 p.m. Tuesdays throughout Lent. The next service is Tuesday, March 20 at the Moosic United Methodist Church, 609 Main St., Moosic, where the Rev. Carmen Bolock, pastor St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church, Duryea, will be the speaker. The parish has gone 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, call Jason at 3515062. Become a fan of the parish Facebook page today! You can join it by typing in “Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca, PA” in the search bar at www.facebook.com. And then clicking on the “like” button once you arrive at the page. The parish will have the fifth annual St. Mary’s Classic golf tournament at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 at Pine Hills golf course, Taylor. The cost, which is $80 per player, includes golf, food and prizes. For more information, contact the parish office at 457-3412, Jimbo McMahon at jimmcmahon1@verizon.net or John Soy at johnsoy@comcast.net . 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.
SECOND PRESBYTERIAN 143 Parsonage St., Pittston Mar 25 - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. Worship Mar 26 – 6:30 p.m. Fellowship committee Mar 27 – 7 p.m. AA meeting
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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 www.trinityepiscopalchurchwestpittston.org and www.diobeth.org. Sunday Holy Eucharist: 11 a.m. every Sunday. Food Pantry: March item needed is cereal. Gerrity’s gift cards, cash donations and other non-perishable foods also accepted. 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 store-like setting in the church’s refurbished basement of donated items. The Women of Trinity have supported this ministry by 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 semester starts in April 10. Visit www.musictogether.com for details or call 654-3261.
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of Broad & Church Sts. Pittston Rev. Dr. Michael Turner Sunday Worship Service: 9:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion: 1st Sunday each month Choir Rehearsal: Thursdays at 7 p.m. unless told otherwise United Methodist Women: 2nd Monday unless told otherwise Websitewww.umcpittston.org Phone 655-4340 On Wednesday, March 21, the Ad Council will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 1, Palm Sunday

Service at 9:30 a.m. April 5, Maundy Thursday Service with Holy Communion at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 8, Easter Sunday Service at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21 is the Family Style Roast Chicken Dinner and Bake Sale. Tickets are adults, $9 and children under 10, $4.50. Take outs start at 4:30 p.m. Dinner seating 5 to 7 p.m. Din-

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Yatesville Easter party next Sunday
The Yatesville Auxiliary will hold its annual Easter Party at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April1at the Yatesville Borough building. There will be prizes for children 12 years and younger. Snacks will be provided.
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The Hughestown Police Department along with the Hughestown Lions Club will hold their annual Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 at the pavilion in Hughestown. All borough

children and their families are invited to attend. Two bicycles will be raffled and there will be candy and prizes for everyone. The Easter bunny will be on hand for the festivities. Chief Golya and the Lions Club would like to thank the residents and businesses who donated to this annual event.
Dupont Lions

Dupont. Park cleanup will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 25 at the playground in Dupont. Rain date is March 31.
Lithuanian Women

The Dupont Lions will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 26 at the VFW on Main Street in rival of a baby girl in August, 2012. Ed Ackerman joined the faculty at Luzerne County Community College in 1990 and has taught there since. He began his journalism career at only 17 years old at the Sunday Dispatch and returned there in 2000 as editor of the weekly paper. As an educator, Ackerman has received the National Excellence in Education Award presented by NISOD (the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development) at the University of Texas at Austin, and is listed in Who’s Who Among American College Professors. He is a member of the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. He serves on the board of directors of the Salvation Army, West

The Lithuanian Women’s Club of Wyoming Valley will meet at noon on Tuesday, March 27 for lunch followed by business meeting at 1 p.m. Members are reminded to bring their colored eggs for judging at this time.
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150-community engagements across the country such as the one being conducted by West Pittston Tomorrow. After an hour of deliberating, each committee had a chance to expound on its ideas. Once again the call for levees was the number-one issue along with upgrading streets and lighting, sewer maintenance, a need for enforced ordinances, abandoned properties, finding activities for adults and children, having a community space, attracting

businesses, and creating shops. Marilyn Capolarella Currey, chair of the business development committee, suggested West Pittston could have a possible “Main Street” such as you would find in the town of Jim Thorpe. Over the next few weeks, all committees will be meeting to develop their strategies even further to report their findings at the next full public meeting. Also in the works is a website so residents can keep up on all the information being disseminated by West Pittston Tomorrow. The full public meeting will be announced, but officials believe it to be sometime in April at a destination to be announced.

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prosecuted the county’s only two “Homicide by Heart Attack” cases. He has been part of some of the largest drug busts and prosecutions in Luzerne County. Prior to joining the District Attorney’s office, Ferentino served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Terrence R. Nealon of Lackawanna County. Ferentino is a Director with the Domestic Violence Service Center in Wilkes-Barre, Junior Leadership Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes-Barre Chapter of UNICO, and the Salvation Army. He is a Past President and Board Chairman of the Wilkes-Barre Chapter of UNICO. He completed a term of service as a Board Member to the Greater Pittston Y.M.C.A and served as President of St. Rocco’s Holy Name Society in Pittston. Recently, Ferentino became a Director at Marley’s Mission, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children through equine assisted therapy in Lake Aerial. Ferentino received his Juris Doctorate from the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle. He is an honors graduate of Kings College – McGowan School of Business, in Wilkes-Barre. He is also a graduate of the former Seton Catholic High School in Pittston. Ferentino is the son of Charles and Rose Grimes, and the late Gary Ferentino. He is married to Dr. Nicole J. Linskey-Ferentino and the couple has one son Dominick and are awaiting the ar-

Pittston. His column “Ed Ackerman, optimist” has won a First Place Keystone Award presented by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association. He was valedictorian of the first graduating class of Pittston Area High School in 1967, has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wilkes University and is a graduate of Leadership WilkesBarre. Ed has two children: Greta, 28, of Los Angeles, and Michael, 25, of Chicago. Both are graduates of Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, and work in the field of advertising. Ed and his wife Mary Kay, an operating room nurse, reside in Pittston.

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atrick Bilbow was honored as Man of the Year, Sean Gilligan received the W. Francis Swingle Award, and Charles Grimes was presented the Achievement Award Saturday night, March 17, at the 98th annual St. Patrick’s Day Banquet sponsored by the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Close to 500 gathered at the Woodlands Inn & Resort to hear local native Dick Callahan, now the voice of the Oakland A’s baseball team, who served as principal speaker. James “Red” O’Brien was toastmaster. James Willis Jr. served as grand marshal and Joseph Long was general chairman. Rev. Paul McDonnell, OSJ, asked the invocation and Msgr. John Bendik gave benediction. The duties of president were officially transferred from Pat Gilligan to Jim Clancy.
PHOTOS BY BILL TARUTIS

General Chairman Joseph Long introduces the toastmaster.

Oakland A's announcer Richard 'Dick' Callahan holds a copy of the game scoresheet from the May 9, 2010, game in which Dallas Braden pitched the 19th perfect game in baseball history. Callahan, the stadium announcer at the game, distributed copies of the scoresheet to those in attendance.

Greater Pittston Friendly Sons President Patrick Gilligan, right, presents Richard 'Dick' Callahan the principal speaker award.

Bartender Philip Semenza gives a wink while serving at the Friendly Sons banquet.

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Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick past presidents.

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or Jason Klush offers welcoming arks on behalf of the City of Pittston.

Toastmaster James 'Red' O'Brien gestures at the podium.

Flag bearer Paul Leonard, Man of the Year for 2011, adjusts the Irish flag before the formal procession.

Pipe Major Dan Bartley and Pipe Sergeant Kathy Raver lead the Ceol Mor bagpipers.

State Rep. Mike Carroll, left, and U.S. Rep. Tim Holden, right, present citations to Friendly Sons President Patrick Gilligan, second from left, Swingle Award recipient Sean Gilligan, Man of the Year Patrick Bilbow, and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Charles Grimes.

Gilligan family, from left: Sean, Keith, Patrick, Brian, Maximillian, John, and Bernard.

Friendly Sons award winners, from left: Charles Grimes, Lifetime Achievement Award; Patrick Bilbow, Man of the Year; Patrick Gilligan, President; Richard 'Dick' Callahan, principal speaker; and Sean Gilligan, Swingle Award.

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s Leahy, left, Chris Loughney, Jerry Linnen, Gerald Loughney, Ned Linnen, Jay Loughney, Mark Loughney.

Greater Pittston Friendly Sons Principal Speaker Richard 'Dick' Callahan, second from left, receives an honorary life membership from Avoca Ancient Order of Hibernians members Gene Philbin, left, Tom Patterson, and Jim Doran.

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Jacquelines Meeting

The Jacquelines Annual Lottery Project takes place Saturday evening during the month of April and May. Dottie Poviliatis, JoElle Doughtery and Sue Cosgrove are chairing the fund raiser. Make returns at the March 27 meeting. The theme is a St. Patricks Party and will be hosted by ` members who belong to the Donegal Society of Luzerne County. John Mc Keown renowned Irish Speaker will be a guest. Mrs. Joan Mc Fadden ,President will preside.
Roast beef dinner

held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on March 28 at the Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company of Centermoreland. Eat in or take out dinners are available at $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12 years of age. Call Jim or Carol at 333-4906 to make reservations.
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The Wyoming Seminary Music Department will present a Shostakovich Chamber Music Festival, featuring the music of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 1 in the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, just north of Kingston Corners. The concerts will include instrumental and vocal works and will feature professional and stu-

Saturdays at Sem is an enrichment program for the community hosted by Wyoming Seminary school’s faculty and students, along with area artists, authors, and scholars. The inaugural event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 31 at the Lower School Campus, 1560 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort. All events are free and open to the public

The annual Hughestown Hose Company Good Friday Fish Fry will be held from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 6 at the fire station banquet hall. The dinner features fried fish, French fries, homemade coleslaw and a dinner roll. Freshlymade pizza by the slice or by the tray will be available for take out only. There will also be a gift card, basket raffle and a guest appear-

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Bulk item pick-up scheduled
West Wyoming Borough will have a bulk item pick-up on Monday, April 16. The pickup is limited to two bulk items per household. Residents may not put out any building materials, ammunition, electronics, car parts or tires or any hazardous type waste. For items containing Freon, the Freon must be extracted and a certificate stating so from a licensed refrigeration expert must be taped to the item. Freon items include air conditioners, refrigerators, etc.

Senior center menu
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 March 26: Monday - Stuffed pepper, vegetable medley, whole wheat bread, pierogies, tropical fruit, margarine, milk, coffee. Tuesday - Sliced turkey breast, gravy (low sodium), glazed baby carrots, mashed potatoes, whole-wheat dinner roll, apple pie, margarine, milk, coffee. Wednesday - Meatball sandwich, Caesar salad, split pea soup, whole-wheat hoagie roll, crackers, cheesecake, margarine, milk, coffee. Thursday - Apple cranberry pork chop, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, whole-wheat dinner roll, spice cake, margarine, milk, coffee. Friday - Stuffed shells, garden salad, salad, dressing, minestrone soup, garlic bread, parmesan cheese, banana, margarine, milk, coffee.

SUNDAY DISPATCH, SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012

WEST WYOMING
Dean’s list

Mark and Cathy Mizzer announce that their son, David, has achieved dean’s list recognition for the fall 2011 semester at Penn State University. Mizzer is a junior at the University Park campus in State College, PA. He is enrolled in the curriculum of the Smeal College of Business and will graduate a semester daily in December 2012with a Business

Administration major. Mizzer plans to continue his education after graduation as he pursues a Corporate Law degree.
Yard waste

Spring clean-up set
Hughestown Borough will participate in the clean-up sponsored by PennDOT on April 21. Anyone interested in helping is asked to meet at the borough building, 42 Center St. An application for a grant has been placed to help with mulching of the children’s area in the Robert Yaple Memorial Park.
Nut roll pickup

HUGHESTOWN
Girls league sign-ups are held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Girls from outside the area are welcome to join. All games are local.
Easter egg hunt

The yard waste program will begin on Thursday, April 5 for residents living in the Atherton Park section up to but NOT including Eighth Street. Residents living on Eighth Street up to the Exeter Line will have their scheduled pick-up on Thursday, April 12. Thereafter, yard waste will be picked up on alternating Thursdays. The compost yard will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays beginning April 7 Yard waste containers should not exceed 30 pounds. No plastic or recyclable bags, stones or dirt are allowed.
Fish dinners

Nutrition
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Pick up of poppy seed and nut rolls will be from noon to 4 p.m. on April 4 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Anyone with questions can call Margaret 451-0526, Lois 654-4948 or Pam 655-0043.
Sign-ups slated

The Hughestown Easter egg hunt will be held April 7 at the Centennial Pavilion on Center Street with a time to be announced. Two bicycles will be auctioned off with candy and prizes for the children. The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance. The Hughestown Police and Lions Club sponsor the event.

The West Wyoming Fraternal Order of Eagles, West Eighth Street, will sell fish dinners from 5 to 9 p.m. every Friday during Lent. Cost is $7.
Recycling reminder

Dr. Jeff Walker, DMD

West Wyoming recycling containers are located behind Hose Company #1. Recycling can be dropped off any day of the week. The following is the list of acceptable items for recycling: commingled food and beverage containers, #1 & #2 plastic containers (numbers are located on the bottom of plastic container). #1 recyclables include soda, water, flavored beverage bottles, salad dressing bottles, peanut butter jars and mayonnaise jars. #2 recyclables include milk jugs and laundry detergent bottles, shampoo, drain cleaners, aspirin bottles.

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SUNDAY DISPATCH, SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012

Children’s Easter party next Saturday at VFW
The Avoca V .F.W. Post 8335 will have its annual children’s Easter party from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 at the post home, 915 Main St. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. followed by a visit with the Easter Bunny. The West Side Social Club will have an Easter Egg hunt at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 31at the club, 700 McAlpine St. Children 12 and younger are invited.
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In the towns
AVOCA
the Apostles Parish at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St., invite the community to their Holy Week and Easter services. Palms will be blessed and distributed at the 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Masses on Palm Sunday, April 1. The 11 a.m. Mass will also include a procession. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4. Father Phil will celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m. on Holy Thursday, April 5. This Mass will include a procession of the Blessed Sacrament to the Altar of Repose for adoration. The church will remain open for Eucharistic Adoration until 10 p.m. Parishioners will commemorate the Lord’s Passion and Death with liturgy of the word, veneration of the cross and Holy Communion beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Good Friday, April 6. The youth of the parish will present the “Living Stations of the Cross” at 8 p.m. Father Phil will bless Easter baskets at noon and 4 p.m. on Holy Saturday, April 7. The Easter Vigil Mass will take place at 8 p.m., which will include the blessing of fire, the paschal candle and holy water.The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 8.
VFW Auxiliary

Stations of the Cross

Queen of the Apostles Parish is currently selling the April Fools edition of their Pot of Gold Match the Daily Number raffle tickets. For just $10 per ticket, you will have a chance to win $75 daily and $100 on Fridays throughout April. There will also be bonus days throughout the month. To purchase a ticket, call the parish office at 457-3412. The ticket will be mailed.
Youth group

Queen of the Apostles Parish will pray the Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. Fridays during Lent at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St. The Lady of Sorrows Rosary Group will lead the Rosary at 6:30 p.m.
Night at the Races

have its monthly food giveaway from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5 at the Bethel United Methodist Church, 532 Main St. Volunteers are needed to unload the truck at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call Mary Ann at 457-7619.
Langcliffe Presbyterian

hours for Confirmation, Scouting or other social groups. To help, call Berlew at 654-2429.
Comedy show

Queen of the Apostles Parish youth group will meet at 6:30 p.m. today, March 25 in St. Mary’s School, 742 Spring St. New members are always welcome. For more information, call Lori Ostrowski at 457-8840.
Ecumenical services

The Fourth Annual Night at the Races to benefit the 1st. Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial Fund will take place Saturday, March 31 at St. Anthony’s Parish Center, Exeter. Admission, which includes food and beverage, is free with the purchase of a $10 horse and $5 without the purchase of a horse. Admission includes food and drink. The sponsor of the winning horse will win $50 and does not need to be present to win. Racing forms may be picked up at West Side Auto, 401 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston.
Holy Week services

Several Protestant and Catholic churches in Avoca, Duryea, Old Forge and Moosic will celebrate ecumenical services at 7 p.m. Tuesdays throughout Lent. The final service is Tuesday, March 27 at Queen of the Apostles Parish at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St., where the Rev. Andy Sinnott, administrator of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea, will be the speaker.
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Queen of the Apostles Parish will have a meeting for parents of First Holy Communion students at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 in St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St.

The Rev. Rich Rock and the congregation of St. John’s Primitive Methodist Church, 314 Main St., invite the community to their Holy Week and Easter services. Palms will be distributed during the 10 a.m. service on Palm Sunday, April 1. A service, including Holy Communion, will be held at 7 p.m. on Holy Thursday, April 5. The congregation will participate in the Good Friday service from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 6 at the Langcliffe Presbyterian Church from noon to 3 p.m. A sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. and a regularly scheduled service will be held at 10 a.m. on East Sunday, April 8.
Queen of the Apostles

The Rev. Joyce Warner and the congregation of the Langcliffe Presbyterian Church, 1001 Main St., invite the community to their Holy Week services. The congregation will have a joint service of Tenebrae at 7 p.m. on Maundy Thursday, April 5 with the congregation of the Moosic Presbyterian Church, 625 Main St., Moosic. Holy Communion will also be offered. The church will host a joint ecumenical service from noon to 3 p.m. on Good Friday, April 6. During this time, several of the pastors from churches located in Avoca, Duryea and Moosic will offer special meditations in approximately half-hour intervals. The service is purposely scheduled this way to provide attendees with the convenience to arrive or leave at any time during the three-hour service. A regularly scheduled service will be held at 11:15 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 8.
Easter egg hunt

The Avoca Fire Department will have its annual comedy show on Friday, April 13 at the West Side Social Club, 700 McAlpine St. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. The show will feature three stand-up comedians. Tickets, which are $20, can be purchased by calling John at 451-2681 or the fire department at 457-2894. The admission price includes beer, soda, chips and pretzels.
Pastoral council

Queen of the Apostles Parish pastoral council will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 16 in St. Mary’s Rectory, 715 Hawthorne St.
Social concerns committee

Queen of the Apostles Parish social concerns committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 in St. Mary’s Rectory, 715 Hawthorne St.
Pet hospice program

The Ladies Auxiliary to V .F.W. Post 8335 will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 2 in the post home, 915 Main St. Following the regular meeting, officers will be elected for 2012-2013. President June Fitzgerald will preside over the meeting, and Mary Starinsky and Mary Orluk will host .
Food giveaway

The Rev. Phillip J. Sladicka and the parishioners of Queen of

The Avoca Lions Club will

Queen of the Apostles Parish will have its annual Easter egg hunt at10 a.m. on Saturday, April 7 on the grounds of Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Attendees are asked to arrive by 9:45 a.m. and bring an Easter basket. To register, call Erin Berlew at 654-2429. Anyone who would like to donate candy for the event that would fit inside a traditional plastic Easter egg can place them in the box located in St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St. Volunteers are needed to help fill eggs at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 2 in St. Mary’s School auditorium, 742 Spring St. This is a great opportunity to earn service

Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc., Duryea, will have a pet hospice volunteer training class from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 in St. Benedict’s Church basement, 155 Austin Ave., Wilkes-Barre. To register, call Denise at 457-1625.
Golf tournament

Queen of Apostles Parish will have the fifth annual St. Mary’s Classic golf tournament at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 at Pine Hills golf course, Taylor. This year’s tourney will be played in memory of Tom Bennie Sr. The cost, which is $80 per player, includes golf, food and prizes. For more information, contact the parish office at 457-3412, Jimbo McMahon at jimmcmahon1@verizon.net or John Soy at johnsoy@comcast.net .

The Easter Bunny is coming to town today!
Holy Rosary School will have its annual Easter Bunny Lunch from 12 to 2 p.m. today, March 25 in the school gymnasium, 125 Stephenson St. During the event, there will be activities, raffles, face painting and photos with the Easter Bunny. Tickets are $5 each and will be available at the door. The Polish Falcons, Nest 128 will have its children’s Easter party from 1 to 3 p.m. today, March 25 at the post home, 631 Main St.
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SUNDAY DISPATCH, SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012

DURYEA

Yard waste collection

Lenten pizza sale

The Duryea Recreation Board will sponsor an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 at the Community Park behind the borough building. The hunt is open to the public. For more information, call 4576120, ext. 1 or 5.
Congratulations

Congratulations to Robert Wickizer Jr. who was recently promoted to the rank of senior master sergeant in the United States Air Force. Wickizer is stationed at Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii, where he resides with his wife and two daughters. He is the son of Bob and Joan Wickizer, Duryea.
Ordinance reminder

$24,147 recycling performance grant in October 2011. This grant reflects the 1,485 tons of residential and commercial materials recycled by Duryea Borough in 2009. The Department of Environmental Protection encourages the borough to use the grant money to support the municipality’s recycling program. Due to the flood of September 2011 and the expenses incurred by the borough for flood debris removal, the borough could not order new recycling containers until it received reimbursement funding from FEMA. At the recent Duryea Borough Council meeting, Council voted to order new recycling containers for the residents. The shipment will arrive in approximately four weeks and will be distributed at that time.
Grant received

ment of the latest generation of biomedicines. Duryea Borough Council wanted to help secure the longevity of Schott North America in Duryea because it provides jobs for local residents and is vital to the tax base of the borough. The borough’s grant requests to fund a new police car and to renovate the borough building were denied. Over the past two years, Duryea Borough has received $700,000 to resurface 23 borough streets. The resurfacing of streets in the first and second ward was delayed due to the September 2011 flood; however, the remaining streets will be resurfaced this year.
Ecumenical services

The Duryea Borough Street Department will have its first yard waste collection for 2012 on Friday, March 30. Grass must be placed in a container but should not be placed in bags. Leaves should be placed in plastic bags that are not tied. Branches must be cut in four foot sections and bundled. Branches cannot be larger than two inches in diameter. Rocks and dirt will not be collected.
Lenten food sale

The Germania Hose Company Scuba Team will have its Lenten pizza sale from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Friday during Lent at the hose company, 430 Foote Ave. Trays are $11 each and available in red or white. Orders can be placed in advance on sale days by calling 451-3750 or by stopping at the hose company.
Stations of the Cross

Nativity of Our Lord Parish will have its annual Lenten food sale from11a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 30 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Hall, 529 Stephenson St. The sale will feature Manhattan (red) clam chowder, homemade pierogi, haluski, pizza and baked goods.
Lenten fish dinner

The parishioners of Nativity of our Lord Parish invite the community to pray the Stations of the Cross with them at 7 p.m. every Friday during Lent at Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson St. There will also be Exposition and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Lenten devotions

Residents are reminded Duryea Borough ordinance no. 2003-4 prohibits dogs, cats or other animals from running at large, disturbing the peace, injuring humans or causing a nuisance in the borough. This restriction does not apply to that portion of the street lying between the curb lines which shall be used to curb dogs, cats or other animals. Once a pet has been curbed, all feces must be disposed of by a sanitary method approved of by the Board of Health. Individuals who rely upon a dog or other animal specifically trained to assist them with visual or hearing problems is exempt from curbing. The police department can cite violators.
Performance grant

Duryea Borough officials were recently informed one of the three grants they submitted for the Local Share Account Funding (Luzerne County Gaming Funds) was granted. The borough was awarded $100,000. Duryea Borough requested this grant on behalf of Schott North America. (Private industries cannot apply for funding individually. They must be sponsored by the municipality.) Schott North America was seeking funding for their proposed porous glass project. The proposed $3.15 million project, which would ensure the stability of the Duryea facility, supports research and develop-

Several Protestant and Catholic churches in Avoca, Duryea, Old Forge and Moosic will celebrate ecumenical services at 7 p.m. Tuesdays throughout Lent. The final service is Tuesday, March 27 at Queen of the Apostles Parish at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca, where the Rev. Andy Sinnott, administrator of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea, will be the speaker.
Duryea Class of 1962

The Duryea High School class of 1962 will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27 in the American Legion Brennan Regan Post 585, 329 Main St. All class members are urged to attend.

St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church will have its 15th annual Lenten fish dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 30 at the church hall, 205 N. Main St., Pittston. The menu includes baked haddock, potatoes, fresh carrots, cole slaw, haluski, cake and beverages. Tickets, which will be available at the door, are $9 for adults and $7 for children 12 years of age and younger. Takeouts will also be available. Clam chowder and haluski takeouts will also be available. There will also be a cash raffle.

The parishioners of St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church invite the community to their Lenten devotions at 7 p.m. every Friday during Lent at the church, 200 Stephenson St.
Night at the Races

The Fourth Annual Night at the Races to benefit the 1st. Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial Fund will take place Saturday, March 31 at St. Anthony’s Parish Center, Exeter. The doors open at 6 p.m., and the races begin at 7 p.m. Admission, which includes food and beverage, is free with the purchase of a $10 horse and $5 without the purchase of a horse. Admission includes food
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SUNDAY DISPATCH, SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012

Removal of turnpike bridge topic of special meeting
A special public meeting was held by Borough Council on Monday, March 19, to discuss and get input from residents on the possible removal of the Turnpike Bridge on Garden Drive. All members of Council, including President Stan Knick, Jeff Kaminski, Mark Kowalczyk and Bernie Zielinski were present plus Mayor Dan Lello and Solicitor Eric Dingel, as well as State Senator John Blake and Representative Michael Carroll who opened the meeting by stating that the purpose of this gathering was to hear the opinions of residents and that there was no predetermined decision on removing the bridge. Approximately 20 residents from Dupont Borough and Pittston Twp attended and most of them spoke out opposing the removal of the bridge. Chester Kuna argued that the bridge is used much more frequently than the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission detailed and Stephen Ozark stated he uses the bridge daily to commute to and from work. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission approached the borough about its plans and offered $300,000 in compensation for removal of the bridge. The Garden Drive Bridge was one of 15 bridges the commission has identified as something that could be eliminated to minimize future costs on maintenance. Borough Council will make the final decision in the near future. Council will continue to communicate with the Turnpike Commission in hopes an agreement can be reached to benefit all residents of Dupont.

DUPONT ANN MARIE PADDOCK
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Crime Watch

Commander Dave Burrier will preside. The Home Association meeting will follow.
Eco tip

The Easter Bunny will attend this year’s annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Dupont Lions Club at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 at the Little League Park on Elm Street. Chairperson of this year’s event is Lion Janet Rooney with Lions Susan Gregory and Denise Hudzinski Rowan serving as co-chairs. Along with the over 450 bags of candy, Easter baskets, stuffed animals and many other prizes, there will also be eight bikes awarded. Boy’s and girls’ bikes will be awarded in four different age groups: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 1012.
Theme baskets

The Dupont Neighborhood Crime Watch will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27 in the James Cocco Council Chambers in the Dupont Municipal Bldg. State Police Trooper, Marty Connor of the Wyoming Barracks will be guest speaker. Pina Hansen, president, will preside.
Homecoming

Joey’s Eco-Tip of the week: Fix leaky faucets because a drop of water per second can waste up to nine gallons of water per day.
Raffle

our Holy Mother of Sorrows PTO will be held on April 1 following each Mass. Breakfast, which costs $7, includes eggs, ham, hash browns, pancakes and pastries.
Bowling scores

Sacred Heart Holy Name Spring 300 Club Raffle: Third week winners - #243, Dan Tetlack, $100; #53, Joe Kakut, $50; #41, Nick Kaminski, $25; and #83, Joe Daley, $25.
Sacred Heart meetings

Dupont Borough is selling tickets for an Easter Lottery Theme Basket to benefit the Dupont Children’s Fund. The basket is on display this week at Elko’ Dupont Lanes and chances are $1 each. The basket will be raffled at the Lions Club annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 7.
Blood drive

All people interested in continuing the Dupont Schools Homecoming affair are asked to attend a meeting which will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 at the Dupont VFW. The meeting is open to all people who attended Sacred Heart Primary School, Dupont Public Grade School or Dupont High School. The Homecoming is open to all former students and their guests. For more information, contact either Mary Lou (Melinicks) Caldwell at 6547539, Eddie Zielinski at 6550670 or Loretta (Riccetti) Joyce at 655-0130.
Bulk pickup stickers

Choir will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 in the choir loft. Girl Scouts will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on March 26 in the lower level meeting room of the rectory. Bible Study will meet at 7 p.m. on March 28 in the lower level meeting room of the rectory. Holy Name will meet at 7 p.m. on Wed., April 4 in the church hall.
Bake sale

The VFW Post 4909, Main St. will host a blood drive at the post home from 12:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800RED-CROSS. Walk-ins are always welcome. For more information, contact the post home at 654-9104.

At the March Borough Council approved an increase in the cost of bulk pickup stickers from $10 to $15.
VFW meeting

The Women’s Society of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church will hold its annual bake sale and raffle on April 28 and 29 in the church hall after all Masses. Donations of baked goods can be made by contacting the rectory office at 654-3713.
First Penance

The V .F.W. Post 4909 will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 2 at the post home, 403 Main St..

Congratulations to members of the first Penance Class of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and their families. Class members are Aubrey Curley, Zachary Elko, Mia Fanning, Anthony Goyla, Grace Holmes, Emma Hunter, Maya Kasa, Andrew Kleinberger, Shane Klimek, Nicholas Lombardo, Dana Mackin, Ethan Maslowski, Madison Ann Mesaris, Michael Nagy, Madison O’Donovan, Jonathan Joseph Renfer, Ronald Michael Renfer, Jr., Jeffrey Terpak, Ashhlyn Urbanski, Christian James Wasko, Leanna Wruble and Carly Anne Wywoda.
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Senator Blake, left, Duryea Borough Council President Stan Knick, center, and State Representative Michael Carroll field questions from residents regarding the possible removal of the Turnpike Bridge on Garden Drive.
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Universal High Scratch Series scores: William Elko, 665; Edward Collins, 664; Francis Pupa, 659; Steve Vlastaris, 646; Leonard Trolio, 614; David titton, 612; Richard Arditi, 610; Mike Gotcha, 602; Tom Titton, 597; Ryan O’Malley, 593. National High Scratch Series scores: Keith Weinschnek, 749; John Kulick, 744; Neal Elko, 715; Edward Collins, 671; Matt Felter, 652; Joe Burns, 651; Mark Kulick, 643; Allyn Sr. Ferretti, 632; Bruce Rydzy, 627; Allyn Jr.Ferretti, 625. Junior/Senior High Scratch Series scores Men’s Division: Zachary McKitish, 640; Billy Jr. Elko, 610; Peter Kulick, 608; Austin Elko, 562; Kyle Magda, 527. Women’s Division: Katie Wynn, 537; Irene Magdon, 407; Michelle Grossbauer, 341. Warehouse Mixed League High Scratch Series scores Men’s Division: Chris DeHaas, 760; John Borgia, 738; Matt Charney, 639; John Doran, 570; Frank Obitz, 525. Women’s Division: Noel Horwath, 403. Magic Circle High Scratch Series scores Men’s Division: Wally Zieminski, 688; Don Whiting, 679; Matt Charney, 675; Rich Sr. Aston, 674; Joseph Chmiel, 653; Harry Nicholson, 635; John Colarusso, 635; Michael SPece, 625; Chris renfer, 616; Russ Stevens, 606. Women’s Division: Lisa Heck, 469; Courtney M, 421; Sarah Helcoski, 374; Ashley Fuller, 351. Pittston Twp VFW High Scratch Series scores: Wally Moore, 736; Joe Argenio, 644; Jack Casper, 631; Rich Russian, 626; Anthony Grieco, 597; Jody Marranca, 595; Joe Jr. Walsh, 586; Tom Judge, 577; Bert Myers, 577; Ray Wasko, 562.
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Yard waste collections to begin on Thursday
Exeter Borough will begin yard waste collection on Thursday, March 29 due to unseasonably warm weather. Residents are asked to place yard waste curbside by 6am. Residents are encouraged to use a mulching mower blade and mulch grass weekly, leaving it on the lawn. The benefits include keeping fertilizer and pesticides on the treated yard, thus reducing the expense of additional treatments. Grass clippings returned to the lawn provide up to 25% of your lawn’s total fertilizer needs. More information about “don’t bag it mowing” will be available April 23 at the Exeter Borough Building. Yard waste consists only of the following materials: shrubbery or grass clippings and tree limbs. Tree limbs are not to exceed three feet length or 1/2-inch diameter. Limbs should be bundled, tied and placed in an open container. Rocks, stones, dirt and animal waste are not acceptable forms of yard waste. Any yard waste containing unacceptable materials will not be collected.
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the owner of each winning horse. Horses may be purchased for $10 from any Lions club member and may also be purchased at the door. A full-page ad can be purchased for $50 and a half-page ad for $25. Ads may be purchased by calling Lion Len Bonfanti at 655-2746 or Lion Rich Shields at 655-6907. Deadline for all ads is April 6. Checks should be made payable to the Exeter Lions and mailed to Len Bonfanti, c/o Exeter Lions Club, 223 Bennett St., Exeter.
Craft vendors wanted

picked up at West Side Auto, 401 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston.
Potato pancake sale

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Hosts/hostesses are Bernadine Bednar, Mary Ann Kull, Mary Ann Markowski, Cheryl Pipher, and Frances Poluske. Travel coordinator Johanna is accepting reservations for a Mount Airy Casino trip on Wednesday, April 11 and a trip to Woodloch Pines Resort on Sunday, May 20. This trip includes a seafood buffet along with American and Italian cuisine, as well as entertainment, bingo and a boat ride, weather permitting. There will be pickups in Exeter and Pittston. Non members are welcome. Details can be obtained from Johanna at 6552720.
Crossing guards

Exeter Borough Hose Company #1, 1405 Susquehanna Ave., will sponsor a potato pancake, haluski and pierogie sale from 4 to 8 p.m. every Friday during Lent at the fire house every. Good Friday hours are noon to 8 p.m. Orders can be made by calling 602-0739.
Refuse stickers

The Exeter Lions will host a host a Night at the Races on Saturday, April 14 at St. Anthony’s Parish center, Erie Street. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Post time will be 7 p.m. A $5 donation for admission will include food and refreshments. A $50 prize will be awarded to

The Wyoming Area Softball Parents Association is looking for vendors for its annual ziti dinner and craft show to be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center Cafeteria. Interested vendors are asked to contact Deborah Przybyla at 693-6201 or by e-mail at bigber@comcast.net for more information.
Cosmopolitan seniors

Exeter Borough has an opening for two crossing guards. Contact the Exeter Municipal Building at 570-654-3001 for more information.
Night at the Races

The Cosmopolitan Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3 in St. Anthony’s Center. Vic Malinowski will preside. tributed on Palm Sunday, April 1 at the following Masses: 8 and 9:30 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson St. and 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 529 Stephenson St. The Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at 7 p.m. on Holy Thursday, April 5 at Holy Rosary Church. The churches will remain open for Eucharistic Adoration until 10 p.m. Parishioners will commemorate the Lord’s Passion and Death at 2 p.m. on Good Friday, April 6 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. There will be Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church. Easter baskets will be blessed at 2 p.m. on Holy Saturday, April

The Fourth Annual 1st. Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial Fund Night at the Races will be held March 31 at St. Anthony’s Parish Center. Admission is free admission with a $10 purchase of a horse and $5 without. Doors open at 6 p.m. and post time is set for 7 p.m. This is an adults-only event. Horse forms may be 7 in the Holy Rosary School gymnasium and at 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. The Easter Vigil Mass will take place at 8 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 8 and 9:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 8 at Holy Rosary Church and at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4 at Holy Rosary Church. It will also be available Friday, April 6 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church and 4 to 5 p.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church.

The rebate period for refuse stickers has passed. From March 1 to 30, the price will be $180 for anyone under 65 and senior citizens who are at least 65 by March 31 will pay $130. Stickers can be purchased with cash, checks, money orders or credit card (no American Express). Checks and money orders should be made payable to Exeter Borough Refuse. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. There will be no evening hours after March and there are no Saturday hours. Payments can be mailed to 1101 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, PA 18643. For more information, call Lynda at 654-3001, ext. 2.
St. Barbara Parish

ing Stations of the Cross at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 30 in St. Anthony of Padua Church. In preparing for the Paschal Dinner, tickets will only be on sale until Monday morning. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Cost is $15 (adults only). Pizza Sale - St. Barbara Parish will have a Red and White Pizza Sale from 2:30 to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 30. Order forms are in the back of each church and should be filled out and returned to the rectory. Blessing of the Easter Baskets will be held at 11 a.m. on Holy Saturday, April 7.

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and drink. The sponsor of the winning horse will win $50 and does not need to be present to win. Racing forms may be picked up at West Side Auto, 401 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston.
Holy Week services

The Rev. Charles Rokosz, the Rev. Andrew Sinnott, the Rev. Joseph Elston and the parishioners of Nativity of Our Lord Parish invite the community to their Holy Week and Easter services. Palms will be blessed and dis-

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The Rev. Carmen Bolock and parishioners of St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church, 200 Stephenson St., invite the community to their Holy Week and Easter services. There will be a solemn blessing and distribution of palms and the reading of the Passion at the 9:30 a.m. Mass on Palm Sunday, April1. There will also be an outdoor procession weather permitting. The parish will have Holy Mass at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4. Father Bolock will celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at

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Borough to begin yard waste pickups on April 2
West Pittston Borough will begin to pickup yard waste on April 2. On Mondays, yard waste will be picked up from Montgomery Avenue to Erie Street and on Tuesdays from Montgomery Avenue to Susquehanna Avenue. Residents are asked to place yard waste in open containers. No plastic bags will be picked up. Tree limbs should not exceed four feet in length or 1/2 inch in diameter and must be tied in bundles. Any resident requesting chipping of tree limbs is asked to call the Public Works Building at 655-7786 to be placed on a schedule. Street sweeping will begin the week of April 9. Street sweeping will be completed every week and residents are requested to follow the designated signs.
WA play

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Tony Callaio 654-5358 tonyc150@verizon.net ball program will be held today, Slocum Ave., Exeter. Cost is March 25 in the Secondary Cen- $110 per child. Each additional ter cafeteria. The program will child per family is $10. The assoimmediately follow the 10:30 ciation asks that all coaches get a.m. baseball Mass at St. Barba- their letter of intent in as soon as ra’s Church, Exeter. All ballplay- possible. ers in grades 7-12 are expected to attend the program and families are welcome. There will be food, Golf tournament The West Pittston Rams Parrefreshments and a Chinese aucents first-ever golf tournament tion. will be held on April 28 at Four Seasons Golf Course. The group Night at the Races is currently looking for hole A Night at the Races will be sponsors. Interested businesses held on Saturday, March 31 at St. are asked to call Chrissy FerAnthony’s Parish Center, Exeter. nandes at 954-0329. The event is sponsored by the The Parents Organization is family and friends of 1st Lt. Jef- newly formed to help raise monfrey DePrimo with all proceeds ey for the West Pittston Rams Jr. benefiting the 1st Lt. Jeffrey De- Football and Cheerleading AssoPrimo Memorial Fund of the Lu- ciation. Proceeds from the golf zerne Foundation. Admission to tournament will help purchase this adults-only event is $5. Ad- new helmets for the football mission is free with purchase of a players. horse. Doors open at 6 p.m. Post time is 7 p.m.
WP Fun Run WP Rams

payable to West Pittston Parks, Recreation and Beautification Board and mailed to 555 Exeter Ave., West Pittston, PA 18643.For further information, call 655-7782.
WA Class of ’97 reunion

envelope with payment. For appointments, call 6553801 or 655-7782 ext. 232.
Library programs

The Wyoming Area Class of 1997 is planning its 15th anniversary reunion and is having difficulty locating several classmates. Anyone who has not been contacted by a classmate regarding the reunion is asked to join the Wyoming Area Class of 1997 facebook page or email Megan Kuffa at mkuffa@aol.com.
Tax collector

The Wyoming Area Drama Club and Thespian Troupe 4795 will proudly present the final performance of “Legally Blonde” at 2 p.m. today, March 25 in the Wyoming Area Secondary Center Auditorium, 20 Memorial St., Exeter. Adult tickets are $10 and student tickets are $5.
Meet the Warriors

Meet the Warriors 2012 base-

The West Pittston Rams will holdi their first sign up for the upcoming season from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 at the Four Seasons Golf Club, 750 Argenio, 564; Ray Wasko, 554; Gene Wasko, 552. Women’s Division: Tina Evans, 500; Marianne Argenio, 447; Gracelynn Williamson, 446; MaryLou Fereck, 417; Anne Wasko, 328. Boys Division: Zachary McKitish, 451. Prep Boys High Scratch Series scores: Evan Elko, 483; Zachary Garbarino, 412; Jesse Carlen, 399; Anthony DePascale, 392; Joey Jones, 383; Joey Wruble, 281; Tommy Dessoy, 270; Joshua Bryk, 263; Jimmy Dillon, 261; Dominic Falzone, 257. Bantam/Prep Mixed High Scratch Series scores Boys Division: Marc Piechota, 235; Ozzie Dobrowalski, 213; Martin Kuna, 203; Jeremy Lavelle, 201; Nicolas Aschenback, 181; Jared Dickson, 174; Tyler Cegelka, 172; Jacob Dobrowal-

The annual West Pittston Fun Run will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 2. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the borough building, Exeter Avenue. Preregistration fee is $15 and $18 after May 30. Make should be made ski, 168; Sean Connors, 168; Zachary Elko, 158. Girls Division: Isabella Halapin, 172; Nikki Price,161; Janelle Dudek, 150; Emily Dessoye, 104; Kacie Fisk, 103; Madison Mesaris, 87; Makenzie Kaminski, 84. Mixed Girls High Scratch Series scores: Jordan Cegelka, 402; Erin Donnelly, 385; Rachael Solano, 365; Katrina Dillon, 364; Danielle Zydko, 356; Samantha Piechota, 336; Veronica Rizzo, 333; Elizabeth Charney, 330; Alex McKitish, 311; Callie Kipp, 310. Mixed Boys High Scratch Series scores: Peter Kulick, 602; David Zaydko, 527; Spencer Saxon, 506; Stephen Yuhas, 502; Anthony Zimmerman, 497; Paul Greco, 480; Michael Felter, 447; Justin Coyne, 385; Alex Felter, 370; Michael Elko, 369.

George L. Miller, West Pittston tax collector, announces the 2012 county and borough taxes have been mailed. The rebate period is from March 1 through April 30. The face period will begin May 1 and continue until June 30. Penalty period will be honored through December 15 when the tax books will be closed. Office hours during rebate are 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. It is the property owner’s responsibility to forward tax bills to financial institutions for payment. If a receipt is requested, taxpayers should include a self-addressed/ stamped

Beginner Yoga – 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Vinyasa Yoga (all levels) – 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays. Softening into Strength: The Art of Letting Go (all levels) – 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays. Classes are held in the former American Legion Building at 316 Linden St. Cost is $7 for drop-ins with discounted punch passes available. The Library Book Club meets at 6:45 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. There’s no need to purchase the books; just ask at the circulation desk for an available copy of the month’s selection. Weekly Story Time is held at 1 p.m. on Fridays at the library. Children’s Yoga with Corinne for children between the ages of 5 and 10 is held from 3L45 to 8 p.m. the first Friday of the month.
Birthday notes

Celebrating this week: Valerie Bott, March 27; Kim Topa and Jenna Skrinak, March 29; Vicki Devine, March 30; Morgan Harding and Leigh Recupero, March 31. The parish will have an outdoor Resurrection procession (weather permitting) followed by the Mass of the Resurrection and blessing of Easter food at 6 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 8. They will also have Mass at 10 a.m. which will include Benediction and the blessing of the Easter food. Following each Easter Mass, the public is invited to the rectory for breakfast.

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American High Scratch Series scores: Dave Kern, 795; Rob Vanness, 739; Mark Kulick, 691; Rich Kuligowski, 680; Gerry Reilly, 675; John Grohowski, 674; Francis Pupa, 661; Scott Kowalczyk, 644; Tom Spurlin, 589; Rich Jr. Aston, 587. Dupont Bowlerettes High Scratch Series scores: Donna Kasa, 527; Debbie Stevens, 522; Kim Kishel, 512; Irene Jemiola, 496; MaryAnn Shugdinis, 483; Rose McDade, 480; MaryLou Fereck, 476; Helen Zapotoski, 456; MaryTheresa Pupa, 456. Sunday Night Mixed High Scratch Series scores Men’s Division: Vito Buzzetta, 621; Russ Stevens, 576; Joe

7 p.m. on Holy Thursday, April 5 followed by the procession to the repository and the stripping of the altar. The church will be open until 10:30 p.m. for private prayer. The church will be open at 3 p.m. on Good Friday, April 6 for private prayer. There will be a special service at 7 p.m. which will include the reading of the Passion, Veneration of the Cross, Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified and Burial of the Lord. The church will remain open until 10 p.m. There will be an Easter Vigil service at 10:30 a.m. on Holy Saturday, April 7 which will include the blessing of fire, paschal candle, reading of the four lessons, blessing of water and blessing of Easter food.

Guns ‘N Hoses

The Sixth Annual Guns ‘N Hoses Charity Basketball Game will be Saturday, April 21 at the Pittston Area High School gymnasium, Yatesville. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and tip-off time is 5 p.m. During this game, the area’s police officers and firefighters will hit the hardwood to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Easter EGGstravaganza Saturday at Flack Field
The Wyoming Recreation Board will host an Easter EGGstravaganza for children up to age 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 at Flack Field behind Kasarda’s across from the Midway Shopping Center. The event will include hayrides to the bunny patch to see the Easter Bunny. Cost is $2 for children and $1 for adults. Children will be able to pick a few eggs and receive a treat from the Easter Bunny. There will also be crafts for the children and raffle prizes. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will be taken for a $5 charge.
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The West Wyoming compost yard will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays beginning April 7 for residents of both West Wyoming and Wyoming. The compost yard accepts brush, branches, leaves and grass. Residents are reminded to take care that yard waste does not contain plastic or recyclable bags. The compost yard does not accept stones or dirt. Compost is also available free of charge to residents of both towns.
Vendors wanted

The Wyoming Area Softball Parents Association is looking for vendors for its annual ziti dinner and craft show set for noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center Cafeteria. Contact Deborah Przybyla at 693-6201 or e-mail bigber@comcast.net.
Fish dinners

The West Wyoming Fraternal Order of Eagles will sell fish dinners from 5 to 9 p.m. every Friday during Lent at the club house, West Eighth Street, West Wyoming. Cost is $7 per dinner.
Masonic Lodge #468

Wyoming Masonic Lodge #468, Wyoming Ave, Wyoming will hold its annual Lenten meals from 3 to 7 p.m. every Friday during Lent. Good Fridays hours are noon to 7pm. Meals consist of potato pancakes, haluski, pierogies, red and white clam chowder. Eat in or take out din-

A Parish Bake Sale will be held the weekend of March 31and April 1 in the church hall. Baked goods may be dropped off at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 in the hall. Monetary donations will be accepted. The Greater Pittston Food Pantry, 37 William St., Pittston, is in need of cereal, tuna, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruits, soups, canned vegetables, canned hams and other non-perishable items. Call 654-9923 for more information. To help defray the cost of printing the Sunday church bulletin, businesses and services in the community can place an ad on the back of the bulletin. If interested, call the parish office at 693-1991. Bible Study: There will be no Bible Study during Lent. A very special program will replace it at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings through March 28 at St. Anthony’s Hall of St. Barbara’s Parish. The Lenten Program is entitled, “A Biblical Walk Through the Mass.” Fr. Phil Massetti, Rocco Yanora, Barbara Russo and Ray Pasavage host the program. The Pro-Life Center in Wilkes-Barre is in need of baby wipes, diapers, sizes 1 and 2, towels, wash clothes, boys sleepers, size med., girls sleepers, size 12 months, blankets, etc. St. Monica’s Library has the following Lenten selections which are highly recommended by Father McKernan for reading, reflection and prayer: “In The Presence of Our Lord” by Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R& James Monti, “The Diary of Divine Mercy In My Soul” by Marians of the Immaculate Conception and “Lord, Have Mercy, The Healing Power of Confession” by Scott Hahn. The library is located in the hall at Our Lady of Sorrows Church.

The Wyoming Free Library invites you to Celebrate National Library Week: April 9-14. Events are free unless otherwise noted. Donations to support the library are accepted. Call 693-1364 to make reservations. Monday, April 9, 6 to 8 p.m. Opening Night event. A return visit from our friend and nationally noted author, Cecilia Galante. Bring your books to have them signed. Tuesday, April 10, 6 to 8 p.m. Celebrate National Poetry Month. Laugh with us as we sample Daisy Goodwin’s anthology of poetry from internationally-recognized poets: Wednesday: April 11, 6 to 8 p.m. - Celebrate family and the art of conversation. Enjoy refreshments and chat while you make your own “box full of timeless, classic, fun questions.” A donation of $5 per family payable at the event. Thursday, April 12, 6 to 8 p.m. - Announcing the winner of the 2012-2013 “Little Miss Library” contest. Then, celebrate Nationally Recognized D.E.A.R. “Drop Everything & Read Day!” Books will be provided by the generosity of Harper Collins Publishers. Friday, April 13, 6 to 8 p.m. Celebrate with your child at “My Doll & Me” Tea. Girls and boys, dolls and/or stuffed animals are invited. A $5 donation per family is payable at the event . Refreshments will be served. Saturday, April 14, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Celebrate the art of writing with author Mark Stavish, author of five published and internationally-translated books. Sign up for his non-fiction writer’s workshop We end this celebratory week with a thanks to you, our patrons, by announcing the grand opening of our Book Shoppe featuring new and gently used books from all genres!. Our shoppe is located next door to the Library at the United Methodist Church where thanks to the generosity of the church, we have “real space” for our

A Cub Scout Pack meeting and Pinewood Derby were held recently at St. Monica's Parish Eighth Street Hall. Cubmaster, Barbara Stahley presented Bobcat badges to Andrew Turinski, left, and Nicholas George. Their mothers, Maureen Turinski, left, and Christa Dollak, right are standing directly behind them.

Webelos II Den winners from Cub Scout Pack 336's Pinewood Derby are, from left, RJ Salvo, Michael Remley and Nicholas Perry.

Bear Den winner from Cub Scout Pack 336's Pinewood Derby are, from left, JT Gober, Sam Supey and Max Gilligan.

book sales. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Satur-

day, April 14. Stop by for sales, raffles, story time and book give aways.

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Tennis season in full swing
Wyoming Area defeats Pittston Area
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Sports

By Tony Callaio

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The Pittston Area and Wyoming Area High School boys tennis teams opened the season this past week under incredible springtime conditions. Both teams had two matches, finishing the week with identical 1-1 record, including the big crosstown rivalry contest on Thursday at Pittston Area. Pittston Area opened the season against Coughlin with coach Kim Collins’ team upending the Crusaders, 3-2. No.2 Tyler Woodruff and No.3 Jeremy Homschek, along with the No.1 doubles team of Suraj Pursnani and Terry Briggs, finished in the win column. For the sixth consecutive year, the WA boys tennis team will not have a home court advantage because of unplayable conditions of the courts. Wyoming Area will play a few selected home matches at Pittston Area this season. The Warriors opened the season on Wednesday with a trip south on Route 11 to the home of Wyoming Seminary which, year after year, proves to be one of the league’s toughest teams. The Blue Knights ruled the court on Wednesday, downing the Warriors, 5-0. Thursday’s matches brought the both teams together at Pittston Area for a Warrior “home” match. Wyoming Area’s third-year head coach Justin DeSanto was optimistic heading into the match, boldly predicting both teams would be 1-1 for the week by the end of the match. Coach DeSanto’s call looked to be in jeopardy early on with the Woodruff twins, No.1Trent and No.2 Tyle, downing Davide Fanelli and Trevor Alder,
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Pittston Area sophomore Trent Woodruff held off WA's Davide Fanelli 6-4, 7-5 on Thursday, March 22.
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Wyoming Area's Davide Fanelli returns serve during his loss to the Patriot's Trent Woodruff.

Wyoming Area's Tevor Alder hits a backhand during the first set again Tyler Woodruff.

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Talented but untested roster
A young team will take the field for the PA baseball team this season
The Pittston Area baseball team may be young but it’s hoping its they can play through its inexperience and be successful this season. “We expect to win a championship; that’s what you play for every year,” said Pittston Area head coach Paul Zaffuto. “We’re young and we have a lot of talent. If we can get through the little things then we will be a force to be (reckoned) with,” Zaffuto said that his team has a lot of young talent that can hit the ball and run the bases but the part that worries him is the players’ inexperience in the pressure situations. Most of the players on the Patriots roster do not have much experience when it comes to handling the pressure. If the team can overcome that obstacle, and be big in the clutch, it should be successful. “(The key to the season) will be someone on the mound,” said Zaffuto. “Our ace is Chuck Bressler. He is a left-handed senior who, when around the strike zone, can younger players how to play. The biggest thing for the younger guys is for them to learn that they do not have to do everything themselves. Zaffuto stresses doing everything as a team and if, that can all come together, the Patriots will be strong contenders. The Patriots will open their season at Hazleton Area on Friday, March 30.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

Seniors on the Pittston Area High School baseball team are, from left, Jonathan Aston, Tyler Loftus, Brandon Pernot, Evan Hahn, Brian Delaney, Anthony Schwab, AJ Mancini and Chuck Bressler
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dominate any team.” According to Zaffuto, there hasn’t been a specific player who has stepped up to lead the team yet, although he does feel that many players can potentially step up. Zaffuto doesn’t believe that a

captain has to be a senior. A leader can be anyone and as of yet he is “still waiting.” Besides for Bressler on the mound, Pittston Area’s pitching rotation and lineup are not in place yet.

“Our lineup changes from day to day,” said Zaffuto. “It’s our baseball knowledge and awareness that I am scared of right now.” Zaffuto said his seniors. in particular. have been impressive so far. They have been teaching the

March 30 at Hazleton Area April 2 at Nanticoke April 4 at Coughlin April 9 HOLY REDEEMER April 12 CRESTWOOD April 16 at Wyoming Valley West April 18 BERWICK April 20 at Wyoming Area April 23 TUNKHANNOCK April 30 DALLAS May 3 HAZLETON AREA May 7 NANTICOKE May 10 COUGHLIN May 14 at Holy Redeemer May 16 at Crestwood

Warriors aim to stay competitive
Dispatch Correspondent

By Tom Romanelli

As the baseball season approaches, the Wyoming Area Warriors boast a lot of talent but it is their maturity that may be their downfall this season. “We have a lot of energy,” said Wyoming Area head coach Chick Andrewscavage. “I’m hoping that will carry through (into the season).” Andrewscavage said that his team is young and they’re going to mature but they still need to learn a lot of the basic parts of the game. “We’re hoping to be competitive. If you’re competitive then you can win,” said Andrewscavage.

Wyoming Area is a solid offensive team but it will be up to the pitching and the defense that will determine how their season goes. “Right now we’re hoping the pitching will throw strikes. The key will be if our defense can play solid,” said Andrewscavage. Among all of the young talent that the Warriors have, senior Dylan Maloney has emerged as a leader of the team. “Maloney is our leader but there are many other guys that can step up to the plate,” said Andrewscavage. “Maloney is our experienced veteran.” Maloney is the ace of the Wyoming Area pitchers. The Warriors also have Adam Romanowski, Eric Walkowiak, Matt

base, Mike Carey at second base, Eric Walkowiak in center field, and Trent Grove will do the catching for the Warriors. Everything else on the team is open. “We’re hoping the younger kids will find out what it means to be a team (this season),” said Andrewscavage. Wyoming Area will open its season at Tunkhannock on Friday, March 30.

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March 30 at Tunkhannock April 2 WYOMING VALLEY WEST April 4 at Dallas April 9 at Berwick April 16 CRESTWOOD April 18 at Holy Redeemer April 20 PITTSTON AREA April 23 at Hazleton Area April 26 NANTICOKE April 30 at Coughlin May 3 Tunkhannock May 7 at Wyoming Valley West May 10 at Dallas May 14 BERWICK

Senior members of the Wyoming Area High School baseball team are, from left, Matthew Klus, Matthew Klimas, Dylan Maloney, Adam Romanowski, Anthony Chiampi.
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Klus, and Jake Granteed available to take the hill this season. As for Wyoming Area’s lineup, that is not set in stone yet. There are still certain spots on the team that are being played

for. Andrewscavage said that they will “See as we go along.” There are several positions that have been figured out though. They are Jake Granteed at shortstop, Bart Chupka at first

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SWIMMING

Nardone places 13th in PIAA swim championships
Pittston Area freshman Mia Nardone was the only local swimmer to compete in the PIAA State Swimming Championships at Bucknell, but she wasn’t the only PA swimmer there. Seven of her senior teammates from the 2012Wyoming Valley Conference Division III championship team made t-shirts and traveled to Bucknell University to support her. On Friday, March 16 Mia finished 13th in the state in the 100 Fly with a personal best time of 1:00:70. “More importantly,” said her mother Lisa, “she learned what it is to be part of something extraordinary, a really great team. The Lady Patriots are true ladies and are lead by a great coach, Amy Hazlet, who mentors the team not only in the pool but out of the water as well.” At the District 2 meet, held March 3 and 4 at the Wilkes Barre CYC, Nardone finished third in the 200 IM and 100 Fly. She was also part of Pittston Area’s

Wyoming Area senior swimmers honored
Seniors members of the Wyoming Area swim team and their parents who were honored recently are, from left, first row, Jim and Joyce Scrobola, Marc Hinkle, Sherry and Tim Dougherty, Gary and Judy Frisbie, Donna and Rick Rydzewski, Michael Pacovsky, Karen and Frank Szwast. Second row, Jon Scobola, Karlie Klocko, Nikole Doughterty, Lauren Frisbie, Nick Rydzewski, Michael Pacovsky and Jesse Szwast.

Students who traveled to the PIAA State Swimming Championships area, from left, Nina Fischer, Jordan Gruttadauria, Mia Nardone, Ali Slomba, Michelle Fernando, Sarah Kosik, Ashley Menichini and Katie McGinty.
200 Medley Relay team, along with Sam Scialpi, Antoinette Antonnacci and Tiffany Smith that finished in third place and the 200 Free Relay team, along with Scialpi, Sarah Kosik and Smith, that finished in fourth place. Scailpi also finished in third place in the 50 Free at districts. Pittston Area took sixth place overall at districts.

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BOYS TRACK AND FIELD

Young group of Warriors expect to stay competitive
dmcglynn@psdispatch.com

By Don McGlynn

During his14 years as head coach of the Wyoming Area High School track and field team, Joe Pizano has finished each season with a winning record. Last year was no different, with the Warriors ending the season in second place in the Wyoming Valley Conference (WVC) Division II. “We have a good group of kids who enjoy what they’re doing. I think that’s the reason we get a good turnout each year,” Pizano said of the team’s success. Despite having what Pizano calls a young team this year, the coach is optimistic about the Warriors’ chances to continue their successful tradition of winning. The group isn’t completely lacking in experience; the

team is returning 10 seniors, including Ahmad Bouie and Jacob Smith. Bouie competed in the 200 and 100-meter dash at the District 2 Class 3A Track and Field Championships last year, and Smith finished ninth in the javelin throw at the event. In addition to Bouie and Smith, the team is expected to be strong in the pole vault, high jump and sprinting events. Pole vaulters competing for the team this season include sophomore Ryan Flynn, who took first place in the PIAA District 2 Junior High Track and Field Championships last year. Flynn will join junior Cody Schmidtz. “(Cody) has a lot of potential. He vaulted last year, made it to districts, but he

Seniorr returning to the Wyoming Area High School track and field team are, from left, first row, Geena DiMatttia, Sara Radzwilka, Sam Shiner, Kaiti McGuire, second row, Sean O'Malley, Corey Popovich, Daniel Haley, Michael Pocovsky, Nick Bartoli, Jake Smith, Ahmed Bouie. Absent from photo are Mike Gentile, Chris Bone
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didn’t place,” said Pizano. Schmidtz, along with Steve Haley, will compete in the high jump this season.

In addition to Bouie, other sprinters on the team include Nick O’Brien and Isaiah Peoples.

Wyoming Area will open its season at home on Wednesday, March 28 against GAR.

Patriots track and field return strong core Boys track
By Don McGlynn
dmcglynn@psdispatch.com

After finishing last season with an overall record of 5-2, the Pittston Area High School boys varsity track and field team returns a solid group of returning members with experience to help lead a team made up of mainly underclassmen. “We have a nice balance with experience in the field events and youth on the track,” said head coach Jason Mills. The team has11seniors this year - Jamie Connors, Tyler Cummings, Patrick Dougherty, Charles Gallo, Matt Gromala, Nicholas Holl, Jaret Monteforte, Chris Musto, Dylan Prescott, Tyler Roman and Steve Sklanka. Among them, throwers Gallo and Musto, pole vaul-

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ter Monteforte, jumpers Sklanka and Roman and distance runner Connors all competed in the District 2 Class 3A Boys Track and Field Championships last season. “Musto, Monteforte, Gallo, Sklanka and Roman will lead in the field,” said Mills. “We’re going to be young on the track, so I think in the field events we’re going to need those guys to come through with some points.” In the distance events, Mills said the team will look for Connors to help the team stay competitive. “He worked really hard this off-season,” said Mills. “Connors had a great winter season and will be counted on for points.”
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and field schedule

Pittston Area

March 27 at Dallas April 3 WYOMING VALLEY WEST April 10 CRESTWOOD April 17 at Coughlin April 24 BERWICK May 1 at Hazleton Area May 8 at Tunkhannock
Wyoming Area

Senior members of the Pittston Area High School Track and Field team include, first row, Patrick Dougherty, James Connors and Nick Holl, second row, Matt Gromala, Charley Gallo, Tyler Cummings and Jaret Monteforte
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March 28 GAR April 4 at Holy Redeemer April 12 at Northwest Area April 18 NANTICOKE April 26 at Meyers May 2 at Hanover Area May 9 LAKE-LEHMAN

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SPORTS

Tennis
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Patriots
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respectively. No.3 singles went to Warrior Billy Gray over Jeremy Homschek in a tough two sets. Victory for the Warriors would not come until both doubles teams upended the Patriots. The No.1 team of Nick Szewczyk and Jon Scrobola defeated Suraj Pursnani/Terry Briggs, 3-6, 6-4 and 6-2 while No.2 Nick Leon and Michael Werbin overtook Justin Coe and Taylor Roberts, 6-3 and 6-2. The Patriots will host home matches with Tunkhannock Area on March 27 and Holy Redeemer on March 29. The Warriors will be back on the road against MMI on March 27 and GAR on March 29.

Also returning to the team will be junior hurdler and sprinter Ronnie D’Eliso who won the silver and bronze medals in the 300m and 110m hurdle events at the District 2 Class 3A Boys’ Track and Field Championships. “D’Eliso leads a young group of sprinters,” said Mills. Thanks to the warm weather, the Patriots have been able to practice outside more than they normally would have.
Pittston Area's Tyler Woodruff defeated Trevor Alder 6-3, 6-2.
PHOTO BY TONY CALLAIO

Mills said, so far, practice has been going well, but the team won’t know how it stack ups until it actually compete in a meet. “The league is challenging from top to bottom, and our first meet with Dallas should give us a good indication of how good we can be, because they are one of the favorites to win the league this year,” said Mills. Pittston Area boys track team will open its season Tuesday, March 27 at Dallas. The first home meet is set for Tuesday, April 3 against Wyoming Valley West.

WA eighth grade girls finish second
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One for the road
By Rick Notari

Old Forge defeats Wyoming Area
Scott Fahey will attend Christopher Newport University in the fall.

Dispatch Correspondent

With departure time set for its annual trip to Fort Myers, Fla. for spring training at 3 p.m., Old Forge picked up its second win of the exhibition schedule yesterday morning, Saturday, March 24, with a 5-1 victory over Wyoming Area at the Old Forge Miles Street Community Park. Lindsay Regan picked up the win for the Blue Devils, striking out seven Warriors in five innings while giving up just one unearned run. Chelsea Cadwalder provided some of the offense for Old Forge with a single and home run in her first two at-bats. Nicole Cumbo got the start for Wyoming Area, striking out three in three innings for the Warriors. Lindsey Carey smacked a single for WA, as

Fahey chooses CNU
Nicole Cumbo tosses a strike during Wyoming Area's game at Old Forge on Saturday, March 24.

did Kat Sokirka and Drew Bednarski.

Blue Devils host tournament
The Old Forge High School softball team returns home from Florida on Thursday night, March 29, and will host the inaugural Big Blue Devil Softball Classic in honor of former OFHS Athletic Director Rich Notari who passed away last June. Elk Lake and Wyalusing will open the tournament at 11:30 a.m. with Old Forge and Lackawanna Trail to follow at 1 p.m. The consolation game will follow at 2:30 p.m. with the championship game at 4 p.m. A brief ceremony will take place before the Old Forge game. All games will be played at the Old Forge Miles Street Community Park.

Scott Fahey, the grandson of Joe and Ann Fahey of Duryea, will continue his academic and athletic careers at Christopher Newport University (CNU) where he committed to play football . CNU, located in Newport News, Virginia, is a Division III school which plays in the USA South Athletic Conference. According to Andy Hilton of recruit757.com, “Scott Fahey was a heralded lineman that was just a couple of inches short of being a Division I recruit.” Fahey, a 5’11, 275-pound senior center at Hickory High, had a solid performance at Junior Rank Camp in the spring of 2011, earning himself a spot in the Proving Ground National Combine in Phoenix, Arizona. He also received offers from Concord, Alderson-Broaddus, West Virginia Weselyn, Salisbury, Ferrum, Bridgewater, Albright, Gettysburg and Lafayette. “(The CNU coaches) let me know right off the bat that they were very interested in me and that got my attention right away,” Fahey told recruit757.com. “I want to win and CNU is a winning program. Their facilities were state of the art, athletic and academic. The new weight room they are building is, by far, going to be the nicest out of every school I saw.” Fahey is the son of Joseph and Monica Fahey, of Chesapeake, Va, and also the grandson of Martha McShane, of Virginia.

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Scott Fahey, the grandson of Duryea residents Joe and Ann Fahey, attended high school Hickory High.

What’s next? Snow in July?
I feel compelled to write about the weather. Let’s face it - this is not what we are used to. I spoke with our Chief Meteorologist Tom Clark at the end of this week and sensed a little concern in his voice. He is reporting that most plants are growing at least three weeks ahead of schedule. Many of these plants could not withstand a killing frost. Tom is quick to remind us that many of the advanced forecasts are for abovenormal temperatures straight through the month of April but there’s always that “what if ” factor. What if we get a killing frost in the middle of April like we would in a normal spring” The fruit trees might be completely budded by then and that could affect the crop yield. We have experienced seven straight days with temperatures reaching over the 70 degree mark. The normal range is in the low to mid 50s. I recently walked down a food plot road in one of the local state game lands. The lane was lined with budding autumn olives, honeysuckle and multi-flora rose plants. They are actually where they should be in mid-April. So I guess I can see why Tom Clark is a little concerned over it. Will this mean anything (negative or positive) to the acorn, hickory or grape crops? Only time will tell. While this recent warm spell might not have much effect on mammals and their springtime activities, it is affecting the reptiles and amphibians. Spring peepers usually can be heard in full volume after the second week of April. Trust me, they are out now and sounding off. I caught two of

SUNDAY DISPATCH, SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012

OUTDOORS WITH JAKE
by Don Jacobs

them this week on the sidewalk of a friend’s home in West Wyoming. I am getting e-mails about snakes being seen in people’s yards and that usually doesn’t happen until late April. How about the bugs? Experts are warning us to prepare for a particularly buggy spring and summer because of the lack of a deep freeze this winter. The mosquitoes were horrible this past week and they will only get worse as the ground water continues to warm up. The ants are out and about and so are the stink bugs. Remember to spray down yourself and your pets if you plan on heading out into the woods. The ticks are also out there in large numbers. Now I don’t want to sound like a pessimist. The weather could stay as forecasted and this warm trend could stick around right through summer. If that’s the case we could see early and bumper crops of wildlife feed in the woods and farmer’s harvest. No

one can change the weather so I recommend you hold on and get ready for a spring ride of a lifetime. Let’s just hope it doesn’t snow in July.
Think fishing!

The lakes and ponds are acting as if it’s mid-April as well. Several of my fishing buddies have already hit their spring perch and crappie locations. They are fishing the pre-spawn locations now. That usually doesn’t happen until around Easter time or at least around the traditional opening day of the trout season. So if you’re looking for something to do today, try fishing for panfish. That reminds me. The first of two trout season opening days for anglers in 18 southeastern counties is set for next Saturday, March 31. This marks the unofficial start of the 2012 fishing season. The spring’s record warm weather is having an effect on fishing license sales as well. The

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is seeing a significant jump in license sales as sales across the state are about 22 percent higher than last year at this time. The 18 counties that open next Saturday, March 31 include Adams, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, and York. I will probably spend my day in Schuylkill County at one of the state Parks stocked for the 8 a.m. fish cast. The rest of us will have to wait for the traditional opening day set for Saturday, April 14. That’s when the rest of the state can join in on the fun. While the opening day is one of the biggest fishing days of the year, it’s also one of the biggest social events. Research shows that when it comes to fishing, anglers like being together with friends just as much as they like

catching fish. I have always said this and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission agrees. Opening day is really about getting out of the house, enjoying the outdoors and spending quality time with family and friends. I have always made trout stocking a traditional event as well. Many of the lakes and streams in our area are scheduled to be stocked between now and April 14. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s “great white fleet” of stocking trucks has been busy since mid-February stocking Pennsylvania’s waterways with a fresh supply of brook, brown and rainbow trout. They even have a supply of trophy trout, including trophy golden rainbow trout. Every year the PFBC stocks about 3.2 million trout in waterways across the state. More than 850,000 anglers buy a fishing license each year. A resident fishing license costs $22.70 and a trout-salmon permit is $9.70. A license is required for anyone 16 and older. Licenses can be purchased at sporting goods stores and online at www.fishandboat.com. You can also find the stocking schedule there as well. If I’ve got you thinking about the trout season, be sure to watch Pennsylvania Outdoor Life tonight at 6:30 p.m. on WNEP. We’ll take you to the Benner Springs Trout Hatchery for a look at the trout being stocked for this year’s opening days. We’ll look on as two trout stocking trucks are loaded with thousands of trout for Frances Slocum State Park Lake. Have a great day!

PA Football Booster Club hosts Night at the Races
Pittston Area Football

The Pittston Area Football Booster Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 26 in the high school cafeteria. Candy Bars will be available for pickup during the meeting. For more information, visit www.pafootballboosterclub.com. Coach Barrett will have a meeting for all football players participating in the 2012 football program, grades seven through 12 at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 26 in the Cefalo Center. For more information, visit www.pafootballboosterclub.com. The Pittston Area Football Booster Club

will hold its annual Night at the Races on Saturday, April 14 at the Jenkins Township Hose Company. Players are asked to return their horse sales by Friday, March 30 to PA Football Booster Club, 111 Dickson St., Duryea, PA 18642 or to coach Barrett. For more information, call Joe Valkos at 4728806.
Emanon Senior golf league meeting

weather permitting.
Donkey Basketball

The Wyoming Area Senior parents will hold a Donkey Basketball Game at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 in the high school gym. Tickets will be sold prior to the event through the seniors or at the door the day of the event.
Shamrock Wrestling Club

Tuesday and Thursday at Pittston Area High School. Sign ups will be held before practice for the next several weeks.
Hughestown girls softball

Emanon Senior Golf League will meet at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4 at the Emanon Clubhouse. Coffee and donuts will be served. The league will starts April 11,

Shamrock Wrestling Club will begin this week. Practice will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday at Wyoming Seminary and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on

The Hughestown Girls Softball League will have sign-ups from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 2 at the field stand. Girls ages 6 to 14 from surrounding towns can join. Also the league is looking for sponsors for the league and teams. For more information, call Dave at 709-5727or Joanne at 457-3475.
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Races
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WRESTLING

“Meet the Patriots” breakfast

The Pittston Area Baseball Booster Club will hold the “Meet the Patriots” breakfast on April 1, at the Woodlands Inn & Resort. Any player not receiving an invitation in grades 7-12 should call Brian at 457-3693. All ticket returns are due by Tuesday, March 27.
WA Ice Hockey

The WA Ice Hockey banquet will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 at Fox Country Club, West Pittston on Saturday, March 31. There will be a Skate Night Fundraiser from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 30 at the Revolution Ice Center in Pittston. The parents of the WA Ice Hockey team will work the Nacho Express near the West gate of the Mohegan Sun Arena during Penguins games.
Inaugural Big Blue Devil Golf Classic set

WA wrestling wins division championship
The Wyoming Area Wrestling 2011-12 elementary team won the Division 2 championship in the Penn League. The team finished 12- 2 in Penn League this season, its two losses coming out of its division. The team’s head coach Brian Meehan won the Penn League Coach of the Year award. Team members are, from left, first row, Aaron Crossley, Jaden Pepe, Liam Nace, Logan Nace, Sam Rau, Jonathon Stone, Garret Pocceschi, Braydon Crossley, James Youells, Drydin Moser, Angelina Garcia, Matthew Ragantesi, Nicholas Giamusso, Luke Barhight, Carson Crossley. Second row, Tyler Brzozowski, Logan Burakiewicz, Kendall Heck, Riley Knaub, Jacob Katulka, Aaron Yelland, Joshua Stone, Rocco Pizano, Leo Haros, Matthew Pelleschi, Connor Wrobleski, Ethan Speece, Noah Valdez and Anthony VanAuken. Third row, Jaden Jones, Drew Mruk, Jonathan Webb, Alessandro Mannino, Charlie Banashefski, Lincoln Heck, Dylan Meehan, Garrett Larson, David Evans, Brandon Williams, Nicholas Katulka, Alex Pierce, Josh Cumbo, Corey Mruk and Justin Esposito. Fourth row, Robin Wrobleski, Tyler Martin, Michael Stanczyk, Cael Heck, Dimitri DePietro, Michael Orleski, Ricky Shotwell, Antonio DeNardi, Damon Barhight, Ray Knaub III. Fifth row, coaches Rob Wrobleski, Ron Mruk, Jeff Pepe, head coach Brian Meehan, Damon Barhight, Dave Larson and Tim Pierce. Absent at the time of the photo was Eric Roper.

The inaugural Big Blue Devil Golf Classic will take place May 20 at the Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club. Cost for the Captain and Crew event will be $125 per golfer or $500 per foursome. Cost includes cart and green fees, tournament dinner, cash prizes to flight winners and runners-up, scats, prizes and tournament golf shirt. To register, email BigBlueDevilClassic@gmail.com or 570650-9356. Scholarship sponsorships are available for $250; hole sponsorships for $100 and a $50 patron sponsorship is also available. All sponsorships will be advertised at this year’s tournament and other events to take place this year. Donations are tax deductible. Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Richard P. Notari Sr. Scholarship Fund can mail donations to Rick Notari, 13 Lincoln St., Old Forge, PA 18518. Checks can be made payable to the Richard P. Notari Sr. Scholarship Fund.
Pace Setter 3-on-3

PA wrestlers place first in tournament
Three Pittston Area boys placed first in the Penn League Wrestling Tournament recently at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center Gymnasium. AJ Gorto, 10, took first place in the Midget division; Chris Conte, 6, earned first place honors in the Pee Wee division; and Collin KudrakoKashatus, 10, also earned first place in the Midget division. From left, are Gorto, Conte and Kudrako-Kashatus.

Patriots capture 16 medals
The Pittston Patriots elementary wrestlers captured 16 medals at the Penn League Wrestling Tournament held recently at Wyoming Area High School. The competition is comprised of 17 local elementary wrestling teams stretching from Honesdale and Scranton, Tunkhannock and Benton, as well as Berwick. The Patriot team is lead by head coach Bob Woodall. First-place finishers were Collin Kashatus, Donovan O’Boyle, Chris Conte, A.J. Gorto, Nico Solano. Second-place finishers were Chris Castro, Ivan Balavage, D.J. Darbenzio, Jimmy Spindler. Third-place finishers were Logan Hayes, Conner Carey, Anthony Thomas, Ryan Lombardo, Michalie Mazurkivich. Fourthplace finishers were Lars Thomas and Kyleigh Hutchins.

The Pace Setter Athletic Club of Northeastern Pa. will conduct a 3on 3-tournament and skills contest day on Sunday, April 1 at the Greater Scranton YMCA in Dunmore. For further information contact; Pace Setter A.C. at 347-7018 or 575-0941 or e-mail pacesetterbasketball@verizon.net.

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Daren Simonson
March 21, 2012

OBITUARIES
Skiba, Plains Township; Kim Walsh, Miners Mills; Annie Simonson, Pittston; brothers, Jimmy, Larksville; Joe, Miners Mills; Bobby, Ricky, Brian and Donny, all from Plains Township; Tommy, Exeter; his companion, Kenzo Green, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Relatives and friends may call Sunday, March 25 from noon to 3 p.m. at the E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Avenue, WilkesBarre. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.eblakecollins.com .

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Julia Halupa
March 22, 2012 seph Slikis and his wife, Donna, Wilkes-Barre; niece, Marlene Zamerowski and her husband Stanley of Pringle. The family would like to thank the staff at Manor Care Health Services in Kingston, for their compassionate care and concern. Services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 25 at the Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, with the Deacon George Mochin officiating. Relatives and friends may call Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Daren Simonson, 52, of Fox Hill, Plains Township, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 as a result of an accident. Born January 10, 1960 in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of John and Mary Grace Simonson, and was one of 13 children. Daren was a loving man who was devoted and loyal to his family and friends. He enjoyed reading, writing and mastering crossword puzzles. Daren loved Jesus, he al-

ways had his pocket-sized Bible with him; it gave him comfort and hope. He loved to fish, camp out in a tent and just appreciate nature. He preferred a simple, outdoors-oriented life. Daren was involved in his community as an active volunteer at Saint Vincent’s Church in Wilkes-Barre, The Reach Program Inc., the Commission on Economic Opportunity. Daren was preceded in death by his brother John "Jacky" Simonson and his sister Margaret "Peggy" Simonson. He leaves behind his parents; son, Eric; sisters, Karen

Julia Halupa, 83, of Kingston, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Manor Care Health Services, in Kingston. Born July 15, 1928, in WilkesBarre, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Sophie Lehun Halupa. She was preceeded in death by a daughter, Linda Borisuk; son, George Borisuk; sister, Annatastia Vacula. Julia is survived by her daughter Michaelene Matson and her husband, Robert, of Swoyersville; son, Leonard Borisuk; sister, Rosalie Kaminski, WilkesBarre; brother, Stanley Halupa, Massapequa, N.Y.; nephew, Jo-

Louis A. Oleksy
March 22, 2012

Rosina F. Bellanco
March 22, 2012

Rosina F. Bellanco passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Hospice Community Care at Geisinger, WilkesBarre A graduate of Pittston High School Class of 1961, she was the daughter of Mary and Anthony Bellanco. She was employed by the state of Pennsylvania for 29 years, her last job being a secretary for the Scranton State School for the Deaf. Surviving are a sister, Maryann Bellanco; Aunts, Rose Aquilina, Ramona Keiderling, Connie Bellomo and Ann Ca-

labrese; uncle Sam and his wife Susan Bellanco and numerous cousins. The family would like to thank to the staff at Hospice Community Care for the exceptional care they provided. The family would also like to give special thanks to Cousin Julie Bordo and friend Shirley Trotta for their kindness and compassion over the past four years. Funeral Services are entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home, Inc., Pittston Township. Calling hours will be held on Monday, March 26, from 4 to 7

p.m. at Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township. Funeral services will begin at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday March 27. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from St. Joseph Marello Parish, Our Lady Mt. Carmel R.C. Church, Pittston. Interment will take place at Denison Cemetery Swoyersville, PA In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rosina’s name to Hospice Community Care at 601 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, Pa 18704 or to the organization of the donor’s choice.

Cheryl Spudis Manchester
March 23, 2012

She graduated from Pittston Spudis, Hughestown, and Cheryl Spudis Manches- Area High School in 1974 and Mary Beth Spudis Grillo, ter, of Hall- Penn State University in 1978. Exeter; three nieces, Stephastead, died She was a math teacher at nie DePhillips and Justine and March 23, Blue Ridge High School from Kierstin Grillo; one nephew, 2012, at home 1978 to 2010. William Spudis; and one great following a Surviving besides her nephew, Brady DePhillips. three-year mother are her husband, John Funeral will be Tuesday at battle with cancer. Manchester; sons, Patrick, of Born Sept. 24, 1956, at PittNew York, N.Y., and Brian, of 11a.m. from the Tuttle-Yeisley ston Hospital, she was a Funeral Home, Hallstead, daughter of Joan Mullarkey San Francisco, Calif.; broth- with Mass at St. Lawrence Spudis, Hughestown, and the ers William Spudis, Yatesville, and Thomas Spudis, Church, Great Bend. Viewing late William Leo Spudis. Hughestown; sisters Joanie will be Monday 4 to 8 p.m.

Louis A. Oleksy, 81, of Moosic, formerly of Wyoming, died Thursday evening March 22, 2012 of congestive heart failure at home surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty Ritzie. Born December 22, 1930 he was the third youngest of14 children of the late Sebastyan and Anna Oleksy. A 1948 graduate of Wyoming High School, he later earned a degree in Accounting from King’s College. He enlisted in the Air Force and served his country for four years. He started his career as an accountant for RCA Corp. in Harrison, New Jersey. He was transferred to Dunmore and retired 35 years later as the Supervising Manager of the Finance Department of RCA/ GE/Thompson Consumer Electronics. He was a lifetime member of the Wyoming Hose Company No. 2. An avid golfer, he played well into his 70s and enjoyed his Friday night card games with his friends. The nicest guy in the world will be missed.

He is survived by four children, son Louis Jr. and wife, Sue, Brooklyn, Conn., and daughters, Ann Marie Layfield and husband, Mike, Wayne, Pa.; Paula Oleksy of Olyphant, and Liz Oleksy of Moosic; five grandchildren, Derick, Julia, Calli, Kelly and Sarah. Also surviving are brothers, Joseph, Wyoming; George and Andrew, New Jersey, and sisters, Antoinette, Kingston; Anna and Theresa, Wyoming. He was preceded in death by a brother, John, and sisters, Mary, Lillian, Stella, Pauline, Faustine and Agnes. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 26, at 9:30 a.m. from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont, with Father Joseph Verespy officiating. Friends may call Sunday, March 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will be held at the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 715 Lackawanna Ave. Dupont, PA 18641. Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com .

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Attilio "Papa" Moraca
March 21, 2012

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Edna Zanta, of Pittston, went into the arms of the Lord on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Wesley Village Nursing Facility, where she was a resident for the last five years. Her beloved husband was the late Angelo Zanta, who passed away on April 4, 2003. She was born on June 12, 1917. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Stanley and Joseph Wrobleski, and sister Stella Elko. Surviving are her daughters, Connie Limongelli and Jean Semyon, both of Pittston; grandchildren, Nadine Limongelli of Exeter; James Limongelli and wife Lisa; William Semyon and

Edna Zanta
March 18, 2012

Attilio "Papa" Moraca of West Scranton passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Born May 10, 1926, he was the son of the late Maria Iera and Giuseppe Moraca. He was raised and educated in San Mango D’Aquino, province of Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy prior to making his home in West Scranton in the late 1950s. Attilio was a patient, humble man, completely devoted to his family. He was an avid gardener, one who could fix almost anything and, without question, he made the best homemade wine as it was made in the "old country." He loved traveling, visiting his family in Italy on several occasions; most recently in 2006 to visit his sister. He captured the hearts of those he met not only locally, but also in Florida and at the numerous locations visited while attending his grandsons’ college football games at Colgate University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Wilkes University. Tears fill our eyes and our hearts crumble at the thought of future gatherings without him. He is survived by his daughter and primary caregiver, Lorraine T. Mancuso and husband, Robert, Dunmore; son Joseph J. Moraca and wife, Helen, Scranton; daughter Mary Lou Graziano and husband, Charles, Pittston Township; daughter Carmella Falcone and husband Carmen, Pittston; wife of 41 years, Silvia;

grandchildren, attorney Robert J. Mancuso II , Philadelphia; Richard A. Mancuso, Florida; Angelina, Cassandra and Briana Moraca; Megan and Lauren Moraca; Joseph Attilio and Silvana Maria Graziano, Santina, Samuel and Carmen Jr. Falcone; sister Cesira Moraca Conforto Iera, sister-in-law Flora Moraca, both of San Mango D’Aquino, Catanzaro, Italy; nieces and nephews in both the United States and Italy and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers, Arturo, Ferdinande, Francesco, Luigi Moraca and sister Lisa Colonna. The funeral services are entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., 700 S. Township Blvd., Pittston Township. Viewing hours will be held at the funeral home on Sunday March 25, 2012 from 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will begin at the funeral home on Monday March 26, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from St. Joseph Marello Parish (St. Rocco’s R.C. Church) on Monday March 26, 2012 at 10 a.m. Entombment will take place at Community Mausoleum at Cathedral Cemetery, Oram Street, Scranton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA located at Regional Hospital of Scranton with intent to purchase a "Giving Tree Leaf" in Attilio’s name. Online condolences are available along with directions at gfh@grazianofuneralhome.com .

wife Deanna of Factoryville; Denise Smedley and husband Paul, of Pittston; Debrah Semyon of Kingston, and Brenda Wolczak of Mountain Top; and her great-grandchildren, Shannon, Devon and Gavin Claherty, and Griffin and Mia Limongelli; and several nieces and nephews. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who dedicated her life to her family. She was also a faithful Catholic parishioner of St. Rocco’s Church, Pittston. Before her retirement, she was employed at the Consolidated Cigar Company of West Pittston.

The family of Edna Zanta wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Wesley Village for the care and compassion shown to Edna during her stay. Funeral services were entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from St. Joseph Marello Parish (St. Rocco’s R.C. Church), Pittston. Interment services were held at Pittston Cemetery, Pittston. Online condolences may be made at GrazianoFuneralHome.com.

Willard Kent Sterling
March 18, 2012 Willard Kent Sterling, Scranton, died Sunday, March 18, 2012 at University of New Jersey Hospital following an illness. His wife is the former Janice Jenkins. The couple celebrated their 40th anniversary on June 19, 2011. He was born in Moosic and was the son of the late Frank and Sara Elizabeth Willard Sterling. He was a graduate of Pittston Township High School and attended St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Scranton. Willard was a motor coach operator for 30 years with the Martz Bus Co. He received the Pennsylvania Bus Association Driver of Distinction Award in 1999. He was an avid photographer and enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S., almost getting to all 50 states. He was a devoted grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Also surviving are a daughter, Melissa Kelleher, and her husband, Chris, of Clarks Summit, and a son, Willard Kent Sterling Jr., and his wife, Allison. of Superior, Colo.; five grandsons, Brandon, Matthew and Christopher Kelleher, and Charles and Bennett Sterling; a sister, Nancy Poremba of West Pittston; nieces and a nephew. The funeral was held on Thursday, March 22 from the Jacob Davis Funeral Home, 422 S. Main St., Taylor, with services by the Rev. Lester Stephenson, pastor of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. Interment was at the Camptown Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association , 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Philadelphia, PA 19004.

Romayne Adrian
March 19, 2012

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Romayne Adrian a life resident of Pittston, passed away Monday, March 19, 2012, at home surrounded by her family. Born in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Ruschel Adrian. She was a graduate of Pittston High School and had been employed in the local garment industry. She was a member of the ILGWU. Romayne was a devout Catholic and was a member of Our Lady of the Eucharist Par-

ish and a former member of St. Mary’s Assumption Church. She enjoyed playing bingo and shopping trips with her good friend Trish. She was also a member of the Friendly Senior Citizens Club. Surviving are her nieces, Debra Adrian of Philadelphia and Donna Adrian of Pittston whom Romayne devoted her life to raising. Also surviving is her brother, Russell Adrian of Pittston and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, March

24, 2012 in Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, Pittston. Interment, St. Mary’s Assumption Cemetery, Hughestown. Memorial donations may be made to Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge, 974 Lockville Road, Dallas, PA 18612-9465. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251William Street, Pittston. On-line condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.

Steven R. Fromel
March 16, 2012 Steven R. Fromel, 56, of Duryea, died Friday, March 16, 2012, in Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit, WilkesBarre, surrounded by his family. He was born in Long Island, N.Y., son of the late John Fromel Jr. and Frances Wiesneski Fromel. He was an U.S. Air Force veteran, and had worked as an LPN. He was preceded in death by his brothers, John, Raymond and Sheldon. He is survived by children, Joshua S. Fromel, Torrance; Julianne Fromel, Duryea; and Shelby Fromel, Duryea;

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Walter J. Shandra of Pittston, died Friday, March 16, 2012, in Hospice Community Care, Wilkes-Barre. He was born October 25, 1943, in Pittston, son of the late James Shandra and the late Mary (Zawatski) Shandra. He was the husband of Donna Ferretti Shandra. Surviving are sons, Rico Shandra, Pittston, and J.J. Shandra, Pittston; daughter,

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Walter J. Shandra
March 16, 2012 services were held on Monday, March 19. A Mass of Christian Burial was held from St. Joseph Marello Parish (St. Rocco’s R.C. Church), Pittston. Interment services followed at St. Rocco’s Cemetery, Pittston Township. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Walter’s name to St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston, PA 18640 or Hospice of The Sacred Heart, 601 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704.

grandson, Sage Heal; an expected grandson; siblings, Linda Stout, Jackson, Ga.; Sharon Cichon, Edwardsville; Susan Helfrich, Nanticoke; Sheila Glaser, Nanticoke; Stanley Fromel, West Pittston; Scott Fromel, Edwardsville; Sherry Powell, Edwardsville; Shelly Smith, Nanticoke; Mary Fromel, Mountain Top; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews; and especially his beloved pet, Reiley. Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 22 from the Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Ave., Kingston.

Mary and husband, John Auger I, El Paso, Texas; grandson, John Auger II; brothers, Edward Shandra, Pittston; Angelo Shandra, Wyoming; James Shandra, Pittston; sisters, Rita Shandra, Pittston; Mary LaFratte, Hughestown; Frances Bobkowski, Edwardsville. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sister, Madeline Borino. Funeral services were entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township. Funeral

Bette Miller Gooch
March 20, 2012 Mrs. Bette Miller Gooch, 88, a former resident of Kingston and currently a resident of Wesley Village, Jenkins Township, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She was the widow of the late J. Glenn Gooch, prominent area businessman who died in 2009. Mrs. Gooch was born in Nanticoke, daughter of the late George Earl and Emma Hogarth Miller, and was a graduate of Hanover Township High School. She had been a homemaker most of her life and had been very active in community activities. She was a member of the Church of Christ Uniting, Kingston, and had done public relations for the church. She had been a member of the Kingston Recreation Board, had helped with Meals on Wheels and had been a member of several women’s organizations. She had also been a member of the Westmoreland Club. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Gooch was also preceded in death by brothers, William and Earl Miller. Surviving are son, Brad Gooch, New York City; sister, Shirley Welch, Allentown; a niece and several nephews. The funeral was held on Friday, March 23 in the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 451 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, with the Rev. Dr. Carol Ann Fleming, Church of Christ Uniting, Kingston, officiating. Interment was in Hanover Green Cemetery, Hanover Township. The family requests that flowers be omitted and that donations in Bette’s memory be made to the Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.

June L. Morgan
March 14, 2012

June L. Morgan, of Collegeville, Pa., formerly of West Pittston, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in Phoenixville Hospital, Chester County. Born in Avoca, April 15, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Temperance Mathews Murdock. She was a member of The First United Methodist Church, West Pittston. Prior to her retirement in 1990, she was employed by Tobyhanna Army Depot as Payroll Clerk. Mrs. Morgan was a member of the Irem Temple Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed knitting, cooking and working on puzzles and thoroughly enjoyed the company of her

grandson D.J. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sheldon H. Morgan, October 7, 1989; granddaughter, Shelli. She is survived by daughter Lynne Lafferty and husband; Dan, Collegeville, Pa.; grandson D.J. Lafferty; sister Lois Weinland and husband, Ronald, West Pittston; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral was held on Monday, March 19 at the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Avenue, West Pittston. The Rev. Josh Masland, pastor, will officiate. Interment was in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas. Memorial donations may be sent to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, 333 Lancaster Avenue, #414, Wynnewood, PA 19096.

Mary Agnes Schmaltz Hilgert
March 17, 2012

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Mary Agnes Schmaltz Hilgert, 89, passed away Saturday morning March 17, 2012 at the Hospice Community Care, Dunmore. Born in Sebastapol, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Agnes Scott King. Mary Agnes was a graduate of Jenkins Township High School and was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton. She belonged to the Downtown Scranton Senior Citizens. Prior to her retirement, she had worked as a CNA for the Muh-

lenberg Hospital in Plainfield, New Jersey. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Hilgert, in January of 2012; her first husband, Clauson Schmaltz, and a brother and sister-in-law Eugene and Madeline King. Surviving are her daughter, Margaret Petcavage and her husband, Richard, Scranton, and sons, Merle Schmaltz, Piscataway, N.J. and Thomas and his wife, Debbie Schmaltz, Nazareth, Pa.; stepchildren, Bobby Hilgert and his wife, Sandy, and William and his wife, Christine Hilgert; sisters, Catherine and her husband, Sandy Gubbiotti, Inker-

man, and Ginger and her husband, Dr. Dominick Menta, West Wyoming; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 20 from the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church of St. Monica’s Parish, West Wyoming, with the Rev. Leo McKernan as celebrant. To send expressions of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit gubbiottifh.com.

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Joseph P. Redding
March 19, 2012

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Francis (Frank) Grabowski Sr.
March 21, 2012 tending Keystone College. He worked as a butcher for several local markets, a job he really enjoyed. He is survived by two children, Francis Grabowski Jr. and Patricia Eckert; and siblings, Joan Beth King and Keith Grabowski. A brother, Raymond Grabowski, also preceded him in death. Private arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Homes Inc., 517 North Main Street in Old Forge. Please visit www.KearneyFuneralHome.com to leave an online condolence.

Joseph P. Redding, 93, of Pittston, passed away Monday, March 19, 2012, in Timber Ridge Health Care Center, Plains Township. Born in Pittston, on January 10,1919, he was a son of the late John W. and Evangeline Lynch Redding. He attended Pittston schools and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He had worked for Atlas Chain and Cable, West Pittston, and retired from Owens-Illinois. He was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Pittston, and the Glass-Bottle Blowers Union. He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Hart Redding, in 1999; twin infant children in 1950; brother William Volerns; sisters Beatrice Casalo and Anna Serino Davis. Surviving are his daughters, Mary Ann Leptuck and her

husband, Joseph, Pittston; Eva Francis (Frank) Grabowski Redding, Pittston; grandchil- Sr., age 51, of Scranton, died at dren, Tony Leptuck and his home unexpectedly Wednesday wife, Dorothy, Pittston; Jennif- morning, March 21, 2012. Born in Taylor, on June 13, er Leptuck, Pittston; Salina Michaels and her husband, John, 1960, son of the late Frank E. and Pittston; great-grandchildren, Faye Burnside Grabowski, Frank Kaitlyn Michaels and Anthony graduated from Old Forge High Leptuck; brothers Martin Red- School, Class of 1978, before atding, Pittston, John Redding, Pittston, and Paul Redding, Morrisville, Pa.; sister Catherine Sentigar, Elmira, N.Y.; numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret Ann The family would like to Hreha died thank the nurses, aides and acMarch 17, 2012 tivities staff at Timber Ridge at Manor Care for their compassionate care Nursing Home, and concern. Kingston. Margaret was Funeral services were Thursborn May 20, 1955 to Ann Paday, March 22 in the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 gliocca Hreha and Paul Hreha. William St., Pittston, with a Margaret was a graduate of Mass of Christian Burial at Wyoming Seminary and Wilkes College. 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Marello Margaret was an avid reader and Parish at Our Lady of Mount accomplished quilter. Margaret alCarmel Church, Pittston. Interment was in St. Cecelia’s Cemetery, Exeter. Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadonizioMary Denisco Gorski, 87, of funeralhome.com .

Margaret Ann Hreha
March 17, 2012
so loved gardening. Margaret was preceded in death by her mother, Ann Pagliocca Hreha. Margaret is survived by her father, Paul Hreha, Exeter; sister, Connie Cleveland, Granbury, Texas; brothers, Ralph DeLucia, Exeter; Robert Hreha, Exeter; and Andrew Hreha, Federal Way, Wash. She is survived by her niece, Annarella Hreha, Federal Way, Wash., and numerous cousins. She is also survived by her three sons, Mitchell, Cory and Nicholas, all of Exeter. Margaret’s father and siblings would like to thank Dorothy Banta and John for their devoted friendship to Margaret, Fran Dezinski, her roommate at the Manors, for her friendship and the facility of Manor Care. Arrangements are by Recupero Funeral Home of West Pittston. Interment will be held at a future date.

Mary Denisco Gorski
March 21, 2012
ria DeRosa, Pittston; three grandchildren, John Esposito, Tianna Lettieri and Frank Lettieri Jr.; and nieces and nephews, including John DeRosa. The funeral was held Saturday, March 24 with Mass in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 237 William St., Pittston. Interment was in Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville. Arrangements are by the Victor M. Ferri Funeral Home, 522 Fallon St., Old Forge. To leave an online condolence visit www.ferrifuneralhome.com .

Daniel F. Quigley
March 21, 2012

Daniel F. Quigley, 62, of Pittston, died Wednesday afternoon, March 21, 2012 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Daniel was born, raised and resided for most of his life in Bear Creek. The past five years he was a resident of ACS Christian Manor, Pittston. He was the son of the late Robert Quigley Sr. and Margaret (Adams) Quigley. Daniel was a graduate of James M. Coughlin High School, Class of 1967, and was employed in Distribution for The Times Leader and Pocono Beef Inc., Mt. Pocono. Surviving are his brother, Robert Quigley, and his wife,

Dorothy, Forty Fort; nieces, Jacqueline and Albert Nocerine, Forty Fort; Carolyn and Jason Aben, Shavertown; and Alexander D. (Ollie) Gubbiotti Kristin and Olin Smith, DalMarch 16, 2012 las; great-nieces, Samantha Aben, Margaret Smith and Alexander D. longed to the Owner-Operator In- brother Frank and his wife, Linda Emily Smith; and great-neph(Ollie) Gubbiot- dependent Drivers Association. Gubbiotti, Falls; nephews, Brett ew, Zachary Aben. ti, 52, of Exeter, His passion was attending con- Jones and Frank Gubbiotti and went into the certs and being on the road behind nieces, Dara Dirhan and Maria Funeral services are private arms of the Lord the wheel of his Peterbilt alongside Gubbiotti; aunts, uncles and couand will be held at the conveon Friday, his trucking buddies. He valued nience of the family. March 16, 2012. his many loyal friends immensely sins. Arrangements are by the He was born on February 20,1960, and was always willing to lend a Relatives and friends were invitCorcoran Funeral Home Inc., in Kingston, the son of the late helping hand to anyone in their ed to visitation on Wednesday March 21 at Gubbiotti Funeral 20 South Main Street, Plains. Frank and Rose Marconi Gubbiot- time of need. ti. He had a great sense of humor Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., ExeIn honor of Danny’s great Alex was a that would love of animals, donations in bara Parish of member of St. Bar- be greatlylight up a room and will ter. A Mass of Christian Burial was St. Anthony of Pamissed by everyone held on Thursday, March 22 at St. his memory may be made to dua Church, Exeter, and was a who loved him. Barbara Parish at St. Anthony of the SPCA of Luzerne County, 1978 graduate of Wyoming Area He was preceded in death, in ad- Padua Church, 28 Memorial Ave., 524 East Main Street, Wilkes- High School and attended Lu- dition to his parents, by his be- Exeter. zerne County Community Col- loved nephew, Ryan Jones, in OcBarre, PA 18702. Memorial donations may be lege. tober 2011. Online condolences may be made to the SPCA, Foxhill Road, He worked as an independent Surviving are his sisters, Marimade at www.corcoranfuner- owner-operator in the trucking in- lyn A. Gubbiotti, Exeter, and Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, or to the alhome.com . dustry for many years and be- Diane Dirhan, West Pittston, and charity of your choice .

Pittston, and formerly of Old Forge, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in the Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Taylor. Surviving are a son, Frank Lettieri; a daughter, Claudia Esposito, both of Old Forge; a sister, Glo-

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Marjorie L. Hall Ogonosky Dorris
March 21, 2012 Marjorie L. Hall Ogonosky Dorris, 77, of Wyoming, left the world with a little less sparkle on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in the Hospice Community Care Unit of Geisinger South WilkesBarre Medical Center. She was the widow of Donald D. Dorris, a retired Pennsylvania State Police Lieutenant and Luzerne County prison warden, who died on April 6, 1982. Born in Taylor and raised in Moosic, daughter of the late Perly L. and Ruth Beebe Hall, she was a 1952 graduate of Moosic High School. She furthered her education and graduated from the Scranton-Lackawanna Business College in 1953 and attended Luzerne County Community College. She resided in Moosic until 1981 and served as the reunion coordinator of the Moosic High School Annual Reunion Committee from 2002-2004. Before her retirement, Marjorie worked as a troop administrative officer for the PA State Police from 1968-1999, specifically at Troop R in Dunmore, Troop N in Hazelton, and Troop P in Wyoming. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows Church at the Parish of St. Monica, West Wyoming. Marjorie was also a Girl Scout leader and neighborhood chairperson for the Scranton-Pocono Girl Scout Council from 1964-1968. She loved to study genealogy extensively and traced her roots all the way to Leeds, England. In her lifetime, she traveled to many places, including Ireland, Germany, England, Austria, Bermuda, Nova Scotia, Nassau in the Bahamas, Canada, Nevada, California, Texas, Oregon, Florida, North Carolina, and Illinois. Margie loved family and having fun....never wanted the party to end. She had a great sense of humor and compassion for others.....and the ability to make strangers feel comfortable. Surviving are three daughters, Deborah Anne Ogonosky Castrignano, of Kingston; Dianne Marie Ogonosky Loiacono, Atlant, Ga., and Kathryn Louise Ogonosky Everding, Mountain Top; a son, Lawrence James Ogonosky, Wyoming; a brother, Richard Emerson Hall, Fla.; twin sisters, Doris Rae Hall Beardsley, San Luis Obispo, Calif. and Dorothy Mae Hall O’Neil, Norwich, N.Y. 11 grandchildren, Jason and Holly Loiacono, Anicia Ogonosky-Gau, Dominic Castrignano Jr., Katie Rogo Hughes, Jordyn Ogonosky, Jennifer Everding, Frank Castrignano, Jessie Ogonosky,

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Danielle Castrignano, and Lee Ann Everding; six great-grandchildren, Jacob, Lucas, and Penelope Hughes, and Ashton, Scarlett and Holden Gau; her best friend, Marilyn Foley; her former spouse Henry Charles Ogonosky; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Lee Hall in1984; two sisters, infant Ruth Eleanor Hall in 1933 and Frances Ruth Hall Thomas in 2002; nieces, Carol Beardsley Durrenberger, Patricia Ann O’Neil, and infant Cathy Joan Thomas; and nephews, James Francis Beardsley Jr., Michael Bernard O’Neil, Frederick Martin O’Neil, and Dale Edward Hall. The funeral will be Monday, March 26 at 10 a.m. from the Victor M. Ferri Funeral Home, 522 Fallon St., Old Forge with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Sorrows Church at the Parish of St. Monica, 363 West 8th St., West Wyoming, to be celebrated by the Rev. Leo McKernan, pastor. Interment will be privately held in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call Sunday, March 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. To leave an online condolence visit www.ferrifuneralhome.com .

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Helen Marie (Snopkowski) Bartnicki
March 22, 2012

Helen Marie (Snopkowski) Bartnicki, 92, formerly of Avoca, passed away Thursday, March 22, in Hurst, Texas.

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Edmund J. Pendock
March 17, 2012
Edmund J. Pendock, 84, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. He was born in Wilkes-Barre on December 31, 1927, a son of the late Benjamin and Anna Tomko Pendock. He was a graduate of Meyers High School. Ed was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving during World War II and the Korean War aboard the USS Philippine Sea and the USS Tarawa. In 1947 he sailed to the South Pole with Admiral Richard E. Byrd. Prior to his retirement, he was employed for many years as a heavy equipment mechanic at Cleveland Brothers Equipment Company in Wilkes-Barre. Ed was a member of Our Lady of Hope Parish, Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Elizabeth (Betty) Kobeski Pendock in 1994. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah Iorio; his son, Gary Pendock; grandson, Jason Iorio and by an infant brother, Chester Pendock. Surviving are son, Edmund Pendock and his wife, Rochelle, Wilkes-Barre; dear friend and companion Della Yevich, West Wyoming; sisters, Emily Pendock, Wilkes-Barre; Mary Evans, Dallas; Stella Kacmarski, Wilkes-Barre; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 20 from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial following in Our Lady of Hope Parish, 40 Park Avenue, WilkesBarre. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Maternity Cemetery, West Wyoming. Online condolences may be sent by visiting Edmund’s obituary at www.natandgawlasfuneralhome.com .

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Charles P Angelo
March 13, 2012
Charles P Angelo, 92, formerly of Plains, passed away peacefully on March 13 in California. Born in Pittston to Charles Sr. and Rose Rizzo Angelo, he moved to Plains where Charles graduated from Plains High School in 1937. After graduation he went to work in the mines. Charles served stateside as a member of the United States Air Force during World War II. For years he ran a furniture business in Plains and later worked at Valley Crest. Charles moved to Florida at 85 where he continued one of his favorite activities, dancing. He later moved to California to be near family. He enjoyed doting on his beloved family, espe-

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Lucille M. (Fela) Brace, 72, of Swoyersville, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012, at the WilkesBarre General Hospital. Born on July 20, 1939, in Swoyersville, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Vitanovec) Fela. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Flory’s Fashion in Swoyersville. She was also a banquet waitress and cook for the American Legion Post 644 in Swoyersville and a bartender for the VFW located on the San Souci Parkway in Nanticoke.

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March 18, 2012

cially his grandchildren. In his final years they were able to do the same, taking him on numerous outings; he especially liked the farmer’s market. "Poppy" was a very important part of their lives and will be greatly missed. Predeceased by his wife, the former Stella Palute (1988), five brothers, and son-in-law, Bernard Pinola (2001), he is survived by daughter, Carol and granddaughters, Kim, Stephanie, and Noelle, all of the Los Angeles area, where services were held, and several nieces and nephews. A private burial will take place at St Mary’s of the Maternity Cemetery in Forty Fort at a future date. Donations may be made to your favorite charity.

Lucille was a former mem- Erica, Tracy, Arile, William, ber and office holder of the Jennifer and Timothy; greatSwoyersville Hose Company granddaughters, Mary and Women’s Auxiliary and an ac- Morgan; sisters, Marion tive member and former of- Myers, West Wyoming; Sofice holder for the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary nya Ciotola, Exeter; and Carol Hulanick, New Jersey; nieces Post 644 in Swoyersville. and nephews. She was preceded in death Funeral services were held by her husband, James. Surviving are her daughter, Cyn- on Wednesday, March 21from thia Judge, and her husband, the Bednarski Funeral Home, Jeff, of Luzerne; daughter, 168 Wyoming Avenue, Sandra Lee Race, and her hus- Wyoming, with a Mass of band, William E., of Monroe Christian Burial in Holy Township; son, James R. Brace III, and his wife, Terry Name/St. Mary’s Church in Ann, of Swoyersville, and Swoyersville. Interment was held in daughter, Yvonne Ingram and her husband, Ronald, of Chapel Lawn Cemetery, DalSwoyersville; grandchildren, las.

Marjorie Toler
March 16, 2012

Catherine C. Chesniak
March 19, 2012

Marjorie Toler, of Dalton, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012. Born in Pittston, May 6, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Grace Hastie Walsh. She attended Pittston schools. She had been employed by McDonald’s Restaurant and currently was self-employed as a housekeeper in the Greater Pittston Area. She was a member of Lake Winola United Methodist Church and the Church Choir. Marjorie was a former coach for the West Pittston Little League and the Girls Softball League. She enjoyed bingo and trips to the Mohegan Sun. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward Brennan; granddaughter, Brooke Ann Quinn, and sisters, June Shane and Eleanor DeLeo. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Toler; children, Rose Marie Quinn, Exeter; Edward J. Brennan II, Larksville; Grace Spigarelli, Avoca; Christopher Brennan, Dalton; stepson, Billy Toler, Falls; brothers, Robert Walsh, Dupont; John Walsh,

Pittston; Richard Walsh, Florida; Ronald Walsh, Harding; Larry Walsh, Pittston Township; sisters, Roberta Jones, Duryea; Louise Bellas, Pittston; Marilyn Davis, Moosic; Debbie Calbey, Avoca; Margaret Zoller, Wilkes-Barre; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral was held on Tuesday, March 27 at the HowellLussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Avenue, West Pittston. Pastor Joan Dodson will officiate. Interment was in Pittston Cemetery. Memorial donations may sent to Lake Winola United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 400, Lake Winola, PA 18625.

Catherine C. Chesniak, 69, of West Avoca, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 19, 2012, in Hospice of the VNA at Geisinger CMC, Scranton. Born on March 5, 1943, in West Avoca, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Anna McGarry Durkin. She was a graduate of St. John the Evangelist High School, Pittston, and was employed in the local garment industry. She was a member of Queen of the Apostles Parish at St. Mary’s Church, Avoca. She was a loving mother,

grandmother and greatgrandmother, and will be greatly missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Patrick and John Durkin; sisters Helen Durkin and Mary Keska. Surviving are her son, Richard Chesniak, and his wife, Christine, Pittston Township; daughter, Susan Kolankiewicz, and her husband, Edward, Pittston Township; grandchildren, Amber, Matthew and Richard Chesniak; Cristen, Casey and Eddie Kolankiewicz; greatgranddaughter, Bella; sister Ann Ardoline, Pittston; sisterin-law and best buddy, Louise Durkin, West Avoca; numer-

ous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice of the VNA at Geisinger CMC, Scranton, and the Rev. Philip Sladika for their compassionate care and concern. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 21 in the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Queen of the Apostles Parish at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.

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March 19, 2012

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The funeral was held on Thursday, March 22 in Prince of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s Church, Old Forge. Interment was in the Old Forge Cemetery. Arrangements Louis V Ci. uccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Road, Old Forge

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Carmen J. DiPipi
March 18, 2012
The family wishes to express a special thank you to Dr. Kenneth Sebastianelli, Dr. Nat Levinson and the staff at the Hospice Community Care. Also surviving are a daughter, Mary Grace Lomboy, and husband Clifford, Lititz; a son, David, and wife Karen, Old Forge; four grandchildren, Maria DiPipi; Elise, Nicholas, Christian Lomboy, and a sister, Mary Matechak, Old Forge. He was preceded in death by a brother, Louis, and a sister, Mary DiPipi. The funeral was held Wednesday, March 21 from the Louis V . Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Road, Old Forge, followed by a Mass at the Prince of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s Church, West Grace and Lawrence streets, Old Forge. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Community Care, 100 William Street, Dunmore, PA 18512.
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John R. Aulisio, 88, Milford, Conn., formerly of Old Forge, died Monday, March 19, 2012, in the Milford Hospital. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, the former Ann Olexovitch; daughters, Rosemary and Eugene Gillespie, Donna James Roach, Ann Marie and Ken Levesque; grandchildren,

Eugene and Sarah Gillespie, Karen and Sean Durnin, Laura and Matthew O’Holla, Brian and Kathryn Roach, Sara, Jenna (his guardian angel) and John Levesque; great-grandchildren, Eilish Gillespie, Kiera Durnin; nieces and nephews, honorary daughters, Roseann Stassi and Patricia Pish

LaVerne Boris
March 12, 2012 LaVerne Boris, 87, of Harveys Lake, died Monday, March 12, 2012, at Tiffany Court of Kingston. She was the wife of the late Dr. Frank L. Boris Jr. She was born in Edwardsville and was a daughter of the late George and Anna Korlishin Hoblak. She graduated from Edwardsville High School, Wyoming Seminary Business School and Beaver College. LaVerne was a member of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Edwardsville. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Dr. Frank L. Boris III; and her brother, William Hoblak. Surviving are her daughter-inlaw, Susan Boris, Shavertown; three granddaughters, Lindsay Boris, Boston; Allison Boris, Boston, and Caroline Boris, Philadelphia. Funeral services for the family were private, with the Rev. Martin Browne of St. John’s Orthodox Church officiating. Interment was held at St. Mary’s Maternity Cemetery, West Wyoming. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Edwards and Russin Funeral Home, 717 Main St., Edwardsville.

Frank H. Torchia
March 13, 2012

Frank H. Torchia, 90, of Plains Township, died Tuesday afternoon, March 13, 2012, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in Plains, he was the son of the late Pasquale and Carmella (Basta) Torchia. Frank was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School and was employed as a Sheet Met-

alist for Boeing Aircraft. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II and a member of Plains American Legion, Joseph E. Conlon Post 558. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Elizabeth Holko and Mary Angela Torchia. Surviving are his brother, Michael Torchia, Detroit, Michigan, and sister, Josephine Bartolomei, several nieces

and nephews. Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Interment was in Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming. Arrangements are by the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains Township. Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com .

Carmen J. DiPipi, 81, of Old Forge, died Sunday, March 18 at the Hospice Community Care, Dunmore. He was married to the former Grace Leonardi. The couple celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on July 6, 2011. Born in Old Forge, he was the son of the late Joseph and Philomena Palmere DiPipi. He was a graduate of Old Forge High School’s Class of1948. He graduated from the University of Scranton, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. From 1958 to 1963, he was employed as an auditor for the PA Department of Transportation. He also worked at the Clarks Summit State Hospital as the Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services from 1963 to 1981. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was the past president of the Old Forge Borough Senior Citizens’ Association, and a member of the Italian American Association of Luzerne County. Carmen was a Penn State fan, loved music, electronics and was an avid golfer who played on the Pine Hill’s Senior Golf League. He was a member of the Prince of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s Church, Old Forge. Carmen died surrounded by his family, who meant everything to him.

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March 16, 2012

Mary M. Kipa, 85, of WilkesBarre, passed away Friday evening, March 16, 2012, in Hospice Community Care, WilkesBarre. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Martha Janic Yesonis. She attended Coughlin High School and worked in the shoe and dress industry at Melody/ Sebastian Shoes and Empire Dress.

She was a member of Our Lady of Hope Parish, Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. Mary liked to garden, shop, bake and cook. Preceding her in death were her husband, Andrew; several sisters and brothers. Surviving are sons, Robert Sr., Jersey Shore; Thomas, Mountain Top; daughter, Judith Matulewski, Reading; grandchildren, Robert Jr., Renee, Andrew, Rachel, Jill, David Kaczmarek; step-grand-

children, Krista, Kenneth, Judine, Nicholas, Roxanne; and 21 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held on Wednesday, March 21 with a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Hope Parish, 40 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Interment was in St. Mary’s of the Maternity Parish, West Wyoming. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association .

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Tabit siblings earn Paderewski Gold Medal
Grandchildren of Joseph and Gloria Balent, Dupont
Leanne and Ryan Tabit, daughter and son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tabit of Plains, were recently awarded the Paderewski Gold Medal during the 2011 National Guild Piano Auditions at Marywood University. They received this award by performing a different 10-piece memorized program for 10 consecutive years. This past audition, they performed works by Beethoven, Bach, Schubert and Mozart. Leanne and Ryan have performed at Susquehanna University, Moravian College, West Chester University, Penn State University, University Park, F.M. Kirby Center and the Waverly Community Center, Clarke Leanne Tabit Ryan Tabit Green. Leanne has had the honor of performing twice at Carnegie Hall, New York City. Grabiec, NCTM of Avoca. Gloria Balent of Dupont and the late James Both are juniors at Holy Redeemer High They are the grandchildren of Joseph and and Pauline Tabit. School and study piano with Valerie Babiarz

Dr. Seuss Day celebrated at Cookie Corner
Pre-school children attending the Cookie Corner enjoyed learning about and reading some favorite books of Dr. Seuss, including “Cat in the Hat,” “ABC,” “The Lorax” and “Green Eggs and Ham.” The classes made Dr. Seuss hats, ate special strawberry snacks and were served green eggs and ham to commemorate the day. At the conclusion, the children sang “Happy Birthday” to Dr. Seuss. Staff includes Mrs. Doreen Gay, teacher; Ms. Nicole Friscia, Ms. Sue Lanning and Miss Katie Lampman, teacher assistants. Pre-kindergarten instructors are Mrs. Toni Tabone, teacher; Mrs. Anne Schwartz and Mrs. Ellen Campbell, teacher assistants.

Golden Anniversary
Edward and Ann Iannuzzo Farrell, of Exeter, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 17. The couple was married at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church of the late Rev. Thomas Russo. Rosemary Iannuzzo Galli served as maid of honor and Dominic Comita was best man. Diane Colarusso McAdarra was bridesmaid, Marie Iannuzzo, was flower girl, Joseph Farrell was usher and Rick Stanton was ring bearer. Mrs. Farrell is the daughter of the late Carmen and Josephine (Rome) Iannuzzo. Mr. Farrell is the son of the late Leo and Mary (Kraniski) Farrell. Prior to retirement, Mrs. Farrell worked in the billing department at Nesbitt Memorial Hospital and Mr. Farrell with the U.S. Army Security Agency as Master Sergeant and also from the Bureau of Employment in Wilkes-Barre. The couple has two daughters, Sandra Waskiewicz and her husband, Michael, Leesburg, Virginia; and Shari Bella and her husband Jason, Exeter. They also have four grandchildren, Lauren and Aaron Waskiewicz and Justin and Ryan Bella. The couple celebrated with a family dinner party at Trattoria Bella, Moosic.

Students in the day care pre-school class at Cookie Corner who recently celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday are, from left, first row, Abbey Cookus-Gnoinski, Krea Bonita, James Daubert, Angelina Littzi, Lia Riley, Wyatt Russick, Alana Ginther and Mia Altavilla. Second row, Gunnar Zaledonis, Allyson Wysocki, Nora Zekas, Aiden Walsh and Emily Griglock. Third row, Lukas Burakiewicz, Chase Speicher, John Paul Shelley, Ameriana Walker, Jocelyn Ziemba and Morgan Cookus-Gnoinski. Absent at the time of the photo was Aiden Hosier.

Local dancers compete at talent competition
Marissa Truglia and Abigayle Nelson from the Pittston David Blight School of Dance recently competed at the MBC Talent Competition held at the Holiday Inn in Somerset, NJ. They competed in the 10-12 duo/trio age category, winning won first place in pantomime, second place in jazz and hip-hop, and third place in tap. They also danced with the Kit Kats in the 13-15 group novelty age category, taking first place. Marissa and Abigayle both live in Wyoming and attend Tenth Street Elementary School. They were instructed by Mrs. Chrissy Howe.

Students in the morning pre-kindergarten nursery school group at the Cookie Corner who recently celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday are, Sarah Gallagher, Tyler Sciandra, Emily Kostik, Jennifer Passeri, Sara Katsock, Blake Elick, Anthony DeLucca, Brady Mullin, Nina Callahan, Max Bowen, Phaedra Erzar, Renee Haddock, Juliana Gonzales, Mario Belza, Savino Sabatini, Michael Janosky, Kendall Day, Colby Walsh, Owen Klaproth, Tristan Visneski, Andrew Steinberger and Matthew Rutkoski. Absent are Natalia DeSena and Abigail Sokaloski.

Chamber Music Festival at Wyoming Seminary
The Wyoming Seminary Music Department will present a Shostakovich Chamber Music Festival, featuring the music of Seminary, 228 Russian composer Dmitri Shos- Wyoming takovich, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Wyoming Ave., Kingston, just March 31 and at 3 p.m. on Sun- north of Kingston Corners. The concerts will include inday, April 1 in the Great Hall of

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By Anthony Schwab The Pittston Area Key Club traveled to State College for the annual Pennsylvania State Key Club Convention over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend and came home with 11 awards. All five of the officers won “distinguished officer” awards. Officers are including Danielle Fereck, president; Jamie Lee, vice president; James LaMarca, secretary; Pietro Colella, treasurer; and and Suraj Pursnani, editor. Chris Kovaleski won the Bob Bagins Unsung Hero Award. The club was also awarded first in YSY (Youth Serving Youth) service hours and second in the state in YSY hours per member. It was awarded third best single-service project in the state for the Love a Soldier Drive in which the Key Club collected blankets, foods and personal hygiene items and shipped them Members of the Pittston Area Key Club shown with the club's awards are from left, Matt Shamnoski, Suraj Pursnani, Pietro Collela, Kelly Lynn, Jamie Lee, Emily Bogdon, Shannon Turner, Michael Hizny, Rachele Poveromo, Kristen Fereck, Chris Kovaleski,Danielle overseas to our troops. Fereck, Dalton Hazlet, and James LaMarca. Vice President Jamie Lee’s SUBMITTED PHOTOS Poster of Membership was awarded first place and will compete at the International Competition in Orlando, Florida.
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teachers along with Mrs. Miller, Mr. Hazlet and Mrs. Hazlet. If Kelly was given the opportunity to change something in her high school career, she would change nothing. As far as favorites go, her favorite movie is “Forest Gump,” artist is Kid Cudi, and celebrity is Russell Brand. Kelly is a dancer at Romar Dance Studio. Emily Bogdan, Rachele Poveromo, Kaitlin Brady, Eddie Winn and Michael Hizny are Kelly’s best friends and A.J. Mancini is her idol. After graduating, Kelly hopes to attend Marywood University or The University of Scranton to study business and Spanish. When becoming an adult, Kelly is most looking forward to traveling.
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Registration Registration for the 2012-13 school year will be Monday, May 21 through Thursday, May 24. Details will be announced. Flag Contest Winner Chloe Andricks, a student in Mrs. Rowe’s class has been chosen as the winner of the yearly AMVETS flag-drawing contest for the Pittston Area Kindergarten Center. Her drawing will be forwarded to the state level. PTO meeting The March PTO meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 in the middle school cafeteria. Parent identification Parents/guardians must present identification whenever students are released from school and are asked to have this information ready when entering the office. Parents are reminded to review school bus safety rules with their child. All children must remain seated until the bus stops. Healthy snacks Birthday and holiday treats should be healthy and nutritious. A list of ideas for healthier classroom celebrations was sent home. Our food service can provide safe and portion controlled food items for a reasonable cost. Contact Sue Rudalavage, food service director, at 654-7770. Box tops collected General Mills Box tops for Education logos for 2011-2012 are being collected at the school. Parents are asked to cut the box tops and place in bundles of 50 before sending them to their child’s teacher.

By Jessica Baker Danielle Corcoran, of Pittston Township, was born on October 6, 1993, and is the daughter of Bill and Carol Corcoran. Her favorite teachers are Mrs. Miller, Mr. Sean Walsh, Mrs. Saunders and Mr. Burns. Danielle said that the most challenging part of high school is one’s peers. Danielle is a member of the tennis team, track team, swim team, National Honor Society, Art Club, and Ice Club. Her idols are Mr. Joseph Caprio, and Cathy Ann Richards. If she was given the opportunity to teach any class in the world, she would teach psychology. A personal catchphrase of Danielle’s is, “What the fluffy cats?!” After high school, Danielle plans to attend Misericordia University for sports psychology. When becoming an adult, she is mostly looking forward to meeting new people. Nicky Holl, of Pittston, was born on July 26, 1994, and is the son of Paul and Concetta Holl. His favorite part of high school was gym class and his favorite teacher was Mrs. Miller. If given the chance to relive high school, he would not do anything different. In one word, Nicky’s high school experience was “okay.” Nicky’s favorite food is nachos, favorite movie is “The Mighty Ducks,” favorite song is “Awesome God” by R-Swift, and his favorite celebrity is Hulk

Pittston Area Key Club member Jamie Lee accepts her award for first prize in the poster contest.

Pittston Area Key Club member Chris Kovaleski with Bob Bagans and the Unsung Hero Award.

Hogan. Nicky is a part of the cross-country team, and said that if he was able to teach any class, it would be a sports class. A personal catchphrase of Nicky’s is, “Oh yeah, brother.” After graduation, Nicky plans to attend LCCC and Messiah. He

looks forward to being a youth pastor when he is an adult. Michael McDonald, of Dupont, was born on October 24, 1993, and is the son of Bernard and Patricia McDonald. Michael’s idol is Synyster Gates, and his personal catchphrase is,

“Bahh.” His favorite teachers include Mr. Richards, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. O’Boyle and Mrs. Miller. If given the opportunity to start high school over, Michael would be more outgoing. All in all, his high school experience could be summed up in one word – great.

Kelly Ann Lynn, of Duryea, was born on December 13, 1993, and is the daughter of Cynthia Lynn and the late Michael Lynn. Kelly said that her most memorable moment of high school was “when Mr. Pesontini saved the world – multiple times.” Mr. Pesontni was one of Kelly’s favorite

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HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL Menu for week of March 26 Monday: Roast pork and gravy, mashed potatoes, bread slice, fruit, low fat milk Tuesday: Sweet and sour chicken, stir fry vegetables, rice, fruit, low fat milk Wednesday: Buffalo chicken Panini, carrots, fruit, low fat milk Thursday: Hot roasted turkey sandwich with gravy, corn, fruit, low fat milk Friday: Macaroni and cheese, wheat bread slice, peas, fruit, low fat milk High school breakfast: Grab & go at cafeteria store has hot breakfast sandwiches, breakfast pizza, bagels and cream cheese, cereal with toast, breakfast bars, fresh fruit, juice and low fat milk. Middle school breakfast: Monday: Egg and cheese on bagel or French toast sticks with syrup Tuesday: Sausage and cheese on English muffin or scrambled eggs with toast Wednesday: Pancakes with syrup or egg, bacon and cheese on bagel Thursday: Breakfast pizza or egg and cheese on bagel Friday: Waffles with syrup or ham and cheese on bagel Available daily: Plain and specialty pizza, whole grain chicken patty, buffalo chicken hoagie, salads, assorted hoagies and wraps

melt, carrots, apple crisp, low fat milk Tuesday: Sweet and sour pork or cheeseburger, stir fry vegetables, rice, pears, low fat milk Wednesday: Pasta with meat sauce or chicken fajita, corn, peaches, low fat milk Thursday: Turkey chili over rice or corn dog nuggets, carrots, strawberries, low fat milk Friday: Italian dunkers or fish sticks, bread, peas, cherries fruit, low fat milk Alternates: Ham & cheese wrap, chef salad, turkey hoagie, chicken patty on bun. Breakfast: Monday: Hot pockets Tuesday: Pancake sausage wrap Wednesday: Sausage, egg and cheese on bagel Thursday: Scrambled eggs with toast Friday: Waffles with syrup Available daily: Breakfast pizza, assorted cereals with buttered toast, juice and low fat milk
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WYOMING AREA SECONDARY CENTER Menu for week of Mar. 26

Monday: A. Chef’s salad, bread. B. Tyson Hot ‘n Spice Chicken sandwich on bun C. Chicken fajita w/lettuce, tomato, salsa, sour cream D. Rib-a-que, cheeseburger or chicken patty on bun. Sides: Fresh veggies/ranch dip, tortilla chips/ INTERMEDIATE, PRIMARY, KINDER- salsa, peaches. GARTEN Monday: Meatball hoagie or turkey and cheese Tuesday:

Cheeseburger or chicken patty on bun, tortilla A. Popcorn chicken, bread. chips/salsa, pickle, peaches. B. White French bread pizza Alternate – Cheese sandwich, or PBJ or 4 oz. C. Philly double cheese steak hoagie D. Rib-a-que, cheeseburger or chicken patty on yogurt and animal crackers all with choice of string cheese or sunflower seeds. bun. Breakfast – Pancakes w/syrup, cereal, juice milk Sides: Colorful mixed veggies, crispy baked coTuesday lossal fries, applesauce. Baked popcorn chicken, bread, baked colossal Wednesday: fries, mixed veggies, cinnamon applesauce. A. Buffalo chicken sub Alternate – Cheese sandwich, or PBJ or 4 oz. B. Southwest chicken wrap w/lettuce yogurt and animal crackers all with choice of C. Taco hard/soft shell w/meat, cheese, lettuce, string cheese or sunflower seeds. tomato, rice Breakfast Apple spice muffin, cereal, juice, D. Rib-a-que, cheeseburger or chicken patty on milk bun. Wednesday Sides: Veggies/ranch dip, ABD baked potato triTriple French toast, syrup w/sausage patty, angles, apple crisp. baked hash brown potato, warm apple crisp, fruit juice cup. Thursday: Alternate – Cheese sandwich, or PBJ or 4 oz. A. Quesadilla w/salsa, sour cream yogurt and animal crackers all with choice of B. Mashed potato bowl w/chicken, corn, gravy, string cheese or sunflower seeds. cheese Breakfast – Warm Danish, cereal, juice, milk C. Meatball hoagie w/ Mozzarella cheese Thursday D. Rib-a-que, cheeseburger or chicken patty on Pork choppette or chicken nuggets, bread, bun. mashed potatoes/gravy, corn, Jell-o. Sides: Mashed potatoes/gravy, corn, Jell-o Alternate – Cheese sandwich, or PBJ or 4 oz. yogurt and animal crackers all with choice of Friday: string cheese or sunflower seeds. A. Cheese or pepperoni pizza Breakfast Super fortified donut, cereal, fruit B. Turkey & cheese hoagie, lettuce juice, milk C. Grilled cheese sandwich, taco soup Friday D. Rib-a-que, cheeseburger or chicken patty on Fresh cheese or pepperoni pizza, tossed salad w/ bun. dressing, pineapple, Cinnamon Teddy Cubs. Sides: Tossed salad/dressing, seasoned potato Alternate – Cheese sandwich, or PBJ or 4 oz. wedges, pineapple. yogurt and animal crackers all with choice of string cheese or sunflower seeds. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Breakfast – Warm honey bun, cereal, juice, milk Monday

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Jeremy Jacek
Jeremy Joshua Jacek, son of Janice McDermott and Joshua Jacek, will celebrate his first birthday on Monday, March 26. Jeremy is the grandson of Tom and Lynn McDermott, of Dupon,t and Bob and Jackie Jacek, of Duryea. His great-grandparents are John and Norma Patrick, of Dupont, and Bernard and Rose Jacek, of Avoca.

62nd Annual Kosciuszko Ball held

CJ Vaccaro
CJ Vaccaro, son of Charlie and Marissa Vaccaro, Dupont, celebrated his first birthday on March 23. CJ is the grandson of Eddie and Marya Halat, Dupont, and Ronnie and Alice Vaccaro, Pittston. He is the great-grandson of James and Marion Dillon, Port Griffith and Josephine Halat, Pittston. A party was held in his honor.
Kosciuszko Ball Committee members are, from left, Jeri Jecen, co-chairperson; Dorothy Tarasek, decorations; Jean Levandowski, chairperson; Josephine Kline, sponsors-patrons; Bernadine Tarasek, publicity; Rose Fritzen, invitations. Absent at the time of the photo were Joyce Latoski, programs; and Ivana Kocon, reservations. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

The 62nd Annual Kosciuszko Ball, hosted by the Wilkes University Polish Room Committee, was held January 21 at the Woodlands Inn in Plains Twp. Justin J. Balint received a $3,000 scholarship from the committee and Laura M. Para received the $1,000 Judiann Stanitski Scholarship. Music was provided by the George Tarasek Orchestra. Ivana Kocon was the instructor for the Polonaise dance.

Happy birthday!
Stop by or mail your birthday photo to: The Sunday Dispatch 109 New Street Pittston, PA 18640 Pictures can run in back and white for $2 or color for $10. Deadline is Wednesday at 5 p.m., but space is limited, so pictures will be published on a first-come, first-served basis. Any questions, please call 602-0168.
Checks can be made payable to The Sunday Dispatch.

Jean and John Levandoski perform the traditional Polish Polonaise dance.

Frank and Alice Kwiatkowski enjoy the ball festivities.

Jack White
Jack White, son of Ronda and Doug White, of Pequannock, NJ, will celebrate his 10th birthday on March 29. Jack’s grandparents are Mary Ann and Ronald Rinaldi, Dupont; Marion White, Wanaque, NJ, and the late George White. His great-grandmother is Irene Orloski, Dupont. Jack is in the fourth grade and plays soccer. He has a sister, Grace, 8 years old and a brother, Luke 4 1/2 years old.

From left, seated, are Bernadine Tarasek, Alfred Janovich Sr, Simon Para. Standing, scholarship recipient Justin J. Balint, Trisha Sikora, Judiann Stanitski and scholarship recipient Lauren M. Para

Wesley Village staff members honored
Administrative assistant Donna Casey and Plant Operations Director Jerry Sulkoski were recently honored by the United Methodist Homes’ Board of Directors for being two longestserving staff members from the Wesley Village Campus. The honorees were invited to lunch prior to the meeting and were then introduced. Casey, above right, has given 33 years of service to the organization. She began her United Methodist Homes career in a temporary trailer on the campus before the Wesley Village buildings were even constructed. Sulkoski was recognized for 32years of service. During his tenure he hired three staff members who now Ball attendees are, from left, seated, Mary Ann Frank, Rita Sack, Josephine Kline. Standing, Bernadine Tarasek, Joan Hannon, Lois each have 25 years of service. Mlinar, Bob Mlinar, Alfred Janovich, Sr. and Donald Emerick.

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‘Legally Blonde’ today at Wyoming Area auditorium

Wyoming Area Drama Club and Thespian Troupe 4795 will present “Legally Blonde” at 2 p.m. today, Rehearsing a scene are, from left, Sarah Crake, Keri Irace, Danielle Dohlon, Melanie Wrubel, Emily March 25 in the Secondary Center Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Uritz, Jackie Stash, Anna Thomas and Jared Saporito.

Lenten Liturgy on Wednesday
A Lenten Liturgy will be held for grades 4-8. at 1 p.m. on March 28 with Father Sica as the celebrant and seventh-grade students leading Flower sale prayers. The annual Spring/Easter flowers will be delivered on Friday, March 30 and can be picked Easter break up between the hours of 2:45 and Easter holiday break is April 3:45 p.m. or 5 and 6 p.m. at St. 4-10 with classes set to resume Cecilia’s Church Hall. on April 11.
Clothing drive Stations of Cross

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JFK Elementary School Title I winner
The John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Exeter was one of the selected 94 schools throughout Pennsylvania to receive the 2010-2011 Distinguished Title I School Award. This is the third consecutive year the John F. Kennedy Elementary School has been recognized as a Title I Distinguished School and presented with this award. Title I Distinguished Schools demonstrate a commitment to learning by holding their students to the high academic standards set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for students and schools. Members of the JFK Elementary School Title I Reading Staff who attended the conference to receive the aware are, from left, Linda McDermott, Title I read- cipal of Curriculum and Title II Title I reading specialist. Carol Tabit, Title I coordinator; ing specialist; Janet Serino, prin- coordinator; Carolyn Flickinger,

Student Council has been sponsoring a clothing drive for the entire month of March. This service project will benefit the Kids Closet located in the former Seton Catholic High School. The council is in need of children’s clothing up to size 16. Clothing should be gently used and clean. Mrs. Owens’ third-grade students will collect donations from grades Pre-K through grade 3. Mrs. Walsh will collect all items

Fridays- March 30, 8:15 p.m. Grade 3
Mass schedule

Wednesdays, March 28, 1 p.m. Grade 7; Wednesday, April 4, 8:15 a.m. Grade 4
Soup labels

MU students discuss family collaboration

Containers for Campbell’s Soup labels and Box Tops for Education are located in the mail hallway of the school.

Amnesty a part of Nat’l. Library Week
National Library Week will be celebrated April 10-14 with the theme, “You Belong at Your Library.” Amnesty week will take place all week. A non-perishable food item can be exchanged for the waiving of non-billed or magistrate fines. All week the librarywill have an umbrella craft for children.
Jean Yates Dinner

PITTSTON LIBRARY

a.m. on Tuesdays and at 6 p.m. on Thursdays at.
Computer class

The library is offering individualized basic computer classes at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
Book Club

The library is open from noon to 8 p.m. on Monday and ThursThe library will be closed Fri- day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Book Sale will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 and day April 6, Saturday, April 7 Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Crochet Club from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Satur- and Monday, April 9 for Easter. and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on SatCrochet club will meet on at10 day, April 14. urday.
Easter hours

Join us at 6 p.m. on April 2 for our book club. This month’s selection is “Night by Elie Wiesel.” Light refreshments will be served. Anyone interested can pick up a copy of the book at the circulation desk. Furry Tails Blind Date With a Book Kids are invited to come to the If you’re up for a rendezvous, library at 10 a.m. on April 21 to check out one of the books on read to specially-trained therapy display at the front desk. They dogs. are all wrapped in paper and you won’t know the title until you get it home. Will it be fiction or non Spring Basket Raffle fiction, funny, heartbreaking, inStop in for a chance to win an formative or entertaining? Spend some time getting to overflowing basket of spring and know your “date.” Once you’re Easter goodies at $1 per chance. finished reading the book, rate The drawing is April 5. your date and return the form to the library. Deadline to return Friends forms is Tuesday, April 10. All The Friends of the library will forms will be entered for a meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, chance to win a Barnes & Noble April 26. certificate. The Friends of the Library The Jean Yates Dinner, honoring Eva Mae Falcone, will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. Tickets are still available.

The Misericordia University Teacher Education Program, under the direction of Sister Patricia McCann, R.S.M., associate professor, had parents from the campus community address students enrolled in the “Collaborating with Families,’’ course during an hour-long panel discussion that was held recently in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. Misericordia teacher education students who took part in a question-and-answer session with members of the faculty and staff are, from left, first row, Sarah Richard, Pine Plains, N.Y.; Melis-

sa Smith, Harding; Ashley Blazaskie, Shavertown; and Sister Patricia McCann, R.S.M., associate professor of education. Second row, Ashlee Venn, Centermoreland; Lindsay Sutkowski, Pittston; Vicky Pollock, Tunkhannock ; Sarah Solano, Harding; Amanda Sutton, Kingston; and Kaylene Lessard, Reading. Third row, Bryan Palmaioli, Plains; Jack Stang, Dover, Del.; Kristen Iaconetti, Jefferson, N.J.; and Amy Spess, Shavertown.

Earth Day craft

Teen events

Come to the library at 6 p.m. Gamefest will be held from 5 on April 16 and make a recycled to 7 p.m. on April 5. TAG meett-shirt into a beautiful necklace. ing will be held at 6 p.m. on April The craft is free but participants 12. should provide their own cotton t-shirt.
Hours

Early childhood tour Thursday at Wyoming Sem
Wyoming Seminary Lower School invites families to attend the Early Childhood Overview from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 29 at the school’s Forty Fort campus, 1560 Wyoming Ave. Families may tour preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classrooms and speak with the dean of the Primary Division, teachers and admission staff. For more information, call Heidi Sims, Associate Director of Lower School Admission, at 718-6610.

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OFHS cheerleaders are honored at Parents Night ceremony
Old Forge High School cheerleaders were recently honored during Parents Night. From left, are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burkhart with daughter Nichole, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Graham and daughter Tori, Mr. and Mrs. William Grippo with daughter Nina, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kempa with daughter Kelly, Dr. and Mrs. Armando Sallavanti with daughter Mia and Father and Mrs. John Soucek and daughter Sarah.

OLD FORGE HIGH SCHOOL

OF schools celebrate Read Across America

Read Across America was held in the Old Forge School District on Friday, March 2 as part of Dr. Seuss Day.

Senior Adam Barsigian, a member of the Blue and Gold Chapter of the National Honor Society, reads to Mrs. Aldrich's Class.

Old Forge Superintendent Scott Jeffery reads to Mrs. Pepsin's 2nd Grade Class.

Sportsmanship Day noted
National Sportsmanship Day was held in the Old Forge School District on Tuesday, March 6. Several athletes participated in this program by educating elementary students about ethics, honesty and fair play when it comes to sports and activities as well as promoting self control and non violence while playing in their particular sport.

Participating in National Sportsmanship Day in the Old Forge School District are, from left, first row, Nick Killino, Anthony Piccolini, Nichole Burkhart, Warren Welsh, Nina Grippo. Second row, Anthony Trotta, David Chromey, Dave Argust, Brian Tomasetti, Colin Carey and Tony DeSando

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WA second graders write letters to President Obama

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

Trivia Day with a DJ at Old Forge Elementary
Old Forge Elementary celebrated PSSA Trivia Day with the help of EJ the DJ to help students prepare for PSSAs. Sixth-grade students are shown here with EJ Dougher.

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Hard Top. AM/FM. 6 disc CD. 117 K miles. Stage 2 Dinan suspension. Cross drilled rotors. Cold air intake. All maintenance records available. $11,500 OBO. 570-466-2630

Low miles - 54,000. V6. FWD. Leather interior. Great shape. A/C. CD. All power. $6,900. Negotiable New inspection & tires. (570) 760-1005

CHRYSLER `04 SEBRING LXI CONVERTIBLE

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CHEVY ’77 CORVETTE Red & red, all

original. Non hits, restoration. Rides and looks new. Exceptionally clean. A/c, pb, ps, pw, 51K $12,400 570-563-5056

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. Reduced price to $26,000. Call 570-825-6272

MERCEDES-BENZ `73 450SL with Convertible

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

HSoft riding FLH. ARLEY DAVIDSON ‘80
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FORD `52 COUNTRY SEDAN CUSTOM LINE

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MERCURY `79 ZEPHYR

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42,000 miles, garage kept 18’ chrome wheels, Raptor hood with a Ram Air package. $10,000, negotiable (570) 852-1242

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5.4L V8 engine Electronic 6 speed automatic. Brown leather “King Ranch” interior. Heat/cool front seats. Power moonroof, rear view camera, 18” aluminum wheels, tow package, navigation system. 23,000 miles. Asking $33,000 Call Jeff @ 570-829-7172

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TOYOTA ‘04 CELICA GT

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HARLEY 2011 HERITAGE SOFTTAIL Black. 1,800 miles.

ABS brakes. Security System Package. $16,000 firm. Warranties until 2016 SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY 570-704-6023

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MERCEDES 1975

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

YAMAHA ‘97 ROYALSTAR 1300

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Red, XLT, Original non-smoking owner, garaged, synthetic oil since new, excellent in and out. New tires and battery. 90,000 miles. $7,500 (570) 403-3016

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1500 Cargo Van. AWD. V8 automatic. A/C. New brakes & tires. Price reduced $10,250. Call 570-474-6028 Luxury people mover! 87,300 well maintained miles. This like-new van has third row seating, power side & rear doors. Economical V6 drivetrain and all available options. Priced for quick sale $6,295. Generous trade-in allowances will be given on this top-of-the-line vehicle. Call Fran 570-466-2771 Scranton

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MERCURY `03 MOUNTAINEER

AWD. Third row seating. Economical 6 cylinder automatic. Fully loaded with all available options. 93k pampered miles. Garage kept. Safety / emissions inspected and ready to go. Sale priced at $7595. Trade-ins accepted. Tag & title processing available with purchase. Call Fran for an appointment to see this outstanding SUV. 570-466-2771 Scranton

ferred but will train the right candidate. Must have a valid drivers license. We supply company vehicle and tools. Must be available to work 6 days/week. Company offers a voluntary Health Benefit Package and 401K Plan. Competitive wages. Please call Stephanie @ 888-514-8883 or fax resume to 570-517-5003

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DIE CAST REDUCED 1 Hess ‘03 mini patrol car, 1 Hess ‘01 mini racer transport, 1 Hess ‘04 mini tanker truck, each $6. 1 Sunoco ‘96 tow truck with plow, 1 mobil ‘95 tow truck, 1 Ertle ‘92 true value 1930 diamond T tanker bank, 1 Exxon humble tanker truck 2nd edition, 1 Exxon tanker truck, 1 racing champion Citgo #21 Elliot Sadler nascar 1 matchbox transporter Bill Elliot each $8. 1 Racing champion nascar Richard Petty $5. 570-639-1653

DESK: small computer desk - light oak & metal $25. Wood bench, storage, beautiful waiting for your finish, back & arm rests. $155.Bistro Set, French country white & oak, 2 swivel chairs, table, countertop tall 42” Solid wood $155. 570-824-6533 DINING ROOM SET Antique 8 piece matching, mahogany, good condition, 75 years old. $350 OBO. 570-474-6947

FREEZER, commercial Frigidaire, heavy duty. $150. FREEZER Upright Frigidaire, excellent condition. $150. 570-929-1634 SEWING MACHINE portable, new box $52. Call after 10am. 602-1075

756

Medical Equipment

FISH FINDER Toughest Underwater System. On screen water temperature & direction display. 65” of cable with infrared red LED bulbs. New, never used. $200. 825-5386

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Appliances

533

59,000 miles, fully loaded. Impeccable service record. $36,000 570-283-1130

RANGE ROVER ‘07 SPORT Supercharged

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

Full time, must have clean driving record. Experience a plus. Call for an appointment. 570-472-0472

SEASONAL HELP

LANDSCAPING

* NELSON * * FURNITURE * * WAREHOUSE * Recliners from $299 Lift Chairs from $699 New and Used Living Room Dinettes, Bedroom 210 Division St Kingston Call 570-288-3607 KITCHEN TABLE with 5 chairs. Wood with leaf, medium brown $65. 570-468-3052 LOVESEAT & matching Recliner. Brown suede, excellent condition, almost new. $200. KITCHEN TABLE & CHAIRS Black metal with oak venere top. Great condition. $50. 570-328-3234 LOVESEAT blue & tan shades $30. Sofa, blue floral $50. End Table octagon, closed storage, light bottom, fruitwood top. $35. Wicker peacock chair, brown $40. All in good condition. 570-693-2329 LOVESEAT Green stripe, $50. 570-675-3890 MAPLE DRESSER 4 drawer, $25. Walnut night stand $20. Oak table 45” drop leaf, $25. 2 Cane oak chairs $10 each. 22” round oak lamp table $5. 639-1653 MATTRESS & box spring, full set, new in bag $349. Call after 10am 570-602-1075 MATTRESS TOPPER Very thick, brand new, with gel & feathers. Full size. $75. AIR MATTRESS full size, new with pump. 19” rise. $45 SOFA beige with rust tones, 8 way hand tied springs. Great condition. $300. 823-2709 PATIO SET Rattan, Floral. 1 couch, 1 loveseat, 3 end tables, glass tops, lifetime fabri-coat. Excellent condition. 570-903-8596 ROCKER, wood/tapestry, $75. RECLINER, Burgundy velour cloth, $125. SOFA, chair, ottoman, 3 tables, great for den. Wood and cloth, all in excellent condition. $450. Call after 6 PM 570-675-5046

FURNISH FOR LESS

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT: Walker, seated, great condition, $200. Cane: $30; Foot Spa $20. Call 570-735-2867

780

Televisions/ Accessories

TELEVISION Panasonic, 52” projection screen. Very good condition. $150. 328-3234

784
Recliner / Lift Chair. Excellent condition. $400 firm. Call 570-696-2208 between 9am-8pm

Tools

Pride Mobility

LASER GUIDE Retrofit for most 10” miter saws, works great! $8. 696-1267 SCROLL SAW Craftsman, $85. Delta table saw converted to a router shaper table with Craftsman router attached. $90. 570-288-9260

$159,900 Good visibility commercial location. Room for up to 3 businesses! Also has 2 apartments., off-street parking for 8 w/ possibility. of much more in rear. Great for Beauty/Nail Salon, Fitness Studio, Shop, and Garage type businesses. Call CHRISTINE KUTZ for more information. 570-332-8232

538

Janitorial/ Cleaning

460 AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE DIRECTORY
468 Auto Parts

Healthcare Services Group is currently looking to fill full time and part time positions. Please apply in person at Golden Living East Mountain, 100 East Mountain Blvd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

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

Indoor - Outdoor. $800. Neg. HOSPITAL BED: Electric. Like new. $400. Negotiable. Call 570-735-2867

SCOOTER: LIKE NEW.

786 Toys & Games
AT M K I D S B A N K pink, $20. Like new. Sells for $35 at Toys-R-Us. LEAPFROG Leapzone turbo twist spelling wand. Needs 4 AA batteries. $10. SPONGEBOB BUNDLE Alarm clock & electronic book of 5 games, selling both for $20. TWILIGHT DELUXE Scene it dvd game, like new, $20. On Toys-R-Us website for $44. 22 KIDS VHS movies lot & VHS stand $2. each or all for $35. Stand is $5. LITTLE TYKES Snacks & Snow cones cart. beverage dispenser, snack vending tubes, cash register, scale, cutting boards, retails for $80. Used twice. $40. OBO. 735-2661 BICYCLE Girl’s 16” Barbie bike by Dynacraft with training wheels. $45. firm. 570-696-4020 DOLLS 18” American Girl look alikes with 2 outfits $20. 570-693-2329

EXETER For sale by owner 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in great neighborhood. $105,000 570-332-3122

758 Miscellaneous
BACK MASSAGER brown. Folds up. Homedics, newer. $5. 570-693-2329 COMPOST BIN Wood, painted red. Free. 675-3890

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Highland Hills 8 Patrick Road Magnificent custom built tudor home with quality throughout. Spacious 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 story living room with fireplace and library loft. Dining room, family room and 3 season sunroom which overlooks professionally landscaped grounds with gazebo and tennis/basketball court. Lower level includes recreation room, exercise room and 3/4 bath. Enjoy this serene acre in a beautiful setting in Highland Hills Development. Too many amenities to mention. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-723 $399,900 Call Terry 570-885-3041 Angie 570-885-4896

(570) 819-1966
JUICE EXTRACTOR Waring, commercial quality, stainless steel blade, internal mechanisms plus powerful 550 motor. Easy to disassemble & dishwasher safe. Citrus juice attachment PCA45 Excellent condition, bought for $200. Sell for $120. OBO 735-2661 MINI FRIDGE Haier, 19” cubed with freezer. $55 obo. Roomba automatic vacuum, original still in box, never used $125. 570-824-6533 OVEN Rotisserie, Set it and forget it. Used only once. $20. 826-0830 WASHER Estate Whirlpool $170. DRYER Queen $170. both negotiable. 570-883-9454 or 570-468-6520

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DRAPES lined, white pinch pleat 120x84” 1 pair, new. $35. 570-693-2329 GRILL Gas, Charbroil $50. FISH TANK 29 gallon $40. 570-474-5164 HOUSEHOLD Revere Ware. Clean, shiny, & very good condition. Corelle butterfly gold, 72 pieces, .30 each. 570-639-1653

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554

Production/ Operations

All Junk Cars & Trucks Wanted
Highest Prices Paid In CA$H

542

Logistics/ Transportation

MACHINIST To perform mainte-

DRIVER/WAREHOUSER Full time position.
Local work. CDL required with 1 year experience. Straight truck & material handling. Benefits included. Apply in person at: Specialty Products and Installation Co. 2 Stevens Road Wilkes-Barre, PA EOE

nance on trim dies/ casting dies. Experience running lathes, milling machines. Dayshift, 401K, health benefits. Bardane Manufacturing Co., Jermyn, PA

raised. 3 males left. First shots/ dewormed. Ready to Go! $400. 570-417-1192

JACK RUSSELL and PUPPIES Vet bred

Nice size four bedroom home with some hardwood floors, large eat in kitchen with breakfast bar. 2 car garage & partially fenced yard. Close to everything! $92,900 Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832

210 Beechwood Dr Rare brick & vinyl tri-level featuring 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, family room with fireplace, rear patio, sprinkler system, alarm system & central air. MLS#11-2819 $199,000 CALL DONNA 570-613-9080

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Baby Items

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Drivers CDL-A: Local Hazleton dedicated route! Home every night! Great Pay, Benefits! Estenson Logistics Apply: www.goelc.com 1-866-336-9642

SEAT Pink Bumbo seat with tray $20. 2 Fisherprice Jumperoo’s, $50. each. 570-814-0980

Free Anytime Pickup 570-301-3602

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796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

716

Building Materials

MOTOR 2005 Mercury Outboard bought new in ‘06 used 10 times. $800. 570-829-1541 REAR WINDOWS 1955 Chevy, 1 tinted, 1 clear, black glass. Good condition. $80 for both. 825-3371 RIMS: Honda 4 pair 15” will fit any model Accord, Civic, & Del-Sol. Brand new. Asking $200. 570-239-6011 WALL MURAL Tuscan, beautiful, same as the one at local Bartolei Wine place. Brand new in box, comes with paste and is supposed to be easy to remove. $99. BOOKS South Beach & Atkins for life diet book, hard cover. New York Times best seller. Both retails at $24.95, selling for $12 each. WOK hand hammered with stand & lid. Used twice. $40. PANCAKE PAN $5. 735-2661

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BRICKS solid paver ready for Spring, for sidewalks, red color with variations. Approximately 936 available. $0.30 each. 696-1267. PATIO PAVERS about 300 8” x 16” gray pavers & 30 red ones. All brand new selling for $1.42 at Lowes. Selling for $1 each. Prefer to sell as a lot. 570-735-2661

For your gold and silver, gold and silver coins, rings, bracelets, scrap jewelry Guaranteed highest prices paid. Also Makes Housecalls 570-855-7197 TWIN JOGGER Infant stroller in good condition at fair price. 675-0528 call after 5:30pm.

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

No experience necessary. Must have clean criminal & MVR. Will train. Sign On Bonus & Safety Bonus.

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746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

VITO’S & GINO’S
Wanted:
WANTED ALL JUNK CARS, TRUCKS & HEAVY EQUIPMENT DUMPTRUCKS BULLDOZERS BACKHOES

An architectural woodworking company located in Kingston, PA is looking for Experienced Custom Woodworker/ Cabinetmaker & Finishers. Great pay & benefits. Only solid, mature & positive people should apply. Call: 570-283-5934 or email: agata@ 4daughters.net

CABINET MAKERS/ FINISHERS NEEDED

Krise/STA 570-451-1972

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630 Money To Loan
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Two years old, used very little. Paid $5,000, sell for $2,000. 570-899-9723

WALK IN TUB With seat and door.

WEST WYOMING
FLEA MARKET
6th Street

BACK MOUNTAIN Centermorland

362 Susquehanna Ave Completely remodeled, spectacular, 2 story Victorian home, with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, new rear deck, full front porch, tiled baths and kitchen, granite countertops, all Cherry hardwood floors throughout, all new stainless steel appliances and lighting, new oil furnace, washer dryer in first floor bath. Great neighborhood, nice yard. $174,900 (30 year loan, $8,750 down, $887/month, 30 years @ 4.5%) 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490

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720

Cemetery Plots/Lots

OPEN SPACE YEAR ROUND
AVAILABLE INSIDE & OUT ACRES OF PARKING

762

Musical Instruments

CARPENTER
Experienced Full-time position Please fax resume to 570-718-0661 or e-mail to employment@ ruckno.com

R EQUIREMENTS : 2 years Truck Driving Experience, able to drive 20’ box truck, must be able to meet DOT requirements, must be able to work flexible hours, must be able to meet physical requirements. Pay based on experience. Standard benefits available to include medical, dental and vacation. Apply at: U’SAGAIN RECYCLING 486 S. EMPIRE ST. WILKES-BARRE 570-270-2670

TRUCK Time DRIVER Full

CEMETARY PLOTS 4 Plots at Saint Mary’s Polish Cemetary in Plymouth, PA. 570-368-2272

OUTSIDE SPACES - $10
Saturday 10am-2pm Sunday 8am-4pm

726

Clothing

DRUM sticks, cymbals, First Act brand drum, red. $20. Accordion, blue, $20. Both like new other then sticks have dents as expected. 735-2661 PIANO upright, antique dark wood, bench included $50. 570-693-2329

KENNETH COLE Beige, size 6, hardly worn. $75. 570-855-5385
COAT Leather, medium-extra large. Brown, new, very heavy. $75. 570-468-3052 DRESSES fancy, semi, prom, size 5-7 tea length, cute. colors are mint, buttercup, & brown satin. $75 each. 570-823-2709

COAT

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FREE PICKUP

768

Personal Electronics

529 SR 292 E For sale by owner Move-in ready. Well maintained. 3 - 4 bedrooms. 1 ¾ bath. Appliances included. 2.87 acres with mountain view. For more info & photos go to: ForSaleByOwner.com Search homes in Tunkhannock. $275,000. For appointment, call: 570-310-1552

Easily converts to single home. New roof, electric, windows & 2 car garage. Remodeled. 66 x 100 feet, fenced lot, $140,000. 570-693-2408

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52 Barber Street Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in the heart of the town. With new carpets, paint, windows, doors and a modern kitchen and bath. Sale includes all appliances: refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Nice yard and superb neighborhood. Priced to sell at $89,900 or $433.00 per month (bank rate; 30 years, 4.25%, 20% down). Owner also willing to finance 100% of transaction with a qualified cosigner. Call Bob at 570-654-1490

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APPLE I-POD NANO very little used. Ear buds complete with radio for use without the ear buds. $50. REMOTE CAR STARTER Bulldog, Model RS502 $50. 570-826-0830

WANTED School sport runs. Bus Driver For PM
Experienced. Call 570-655-3737 or 570-654-3681

700 MERCHANDISE
708 Antiques & Collectibles

C.S.A. www.hails familyfarm.com 570-721-1144

770

744

Furniture & Accessories

Photo Equipment

800 PETS & ANIMALS
810 Cats
KITTENS free to a good home. 2 sisters, Trixie & Pixie. Short haired. 570-472-1646

750

Jewelry

CARPENTERS NEEDED

548 Medical/Health

Call 570-654-5775

FULL TIME/PART TIME CDL CLASS B REQUIRED. CLEAR DRIVING RECORD. HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR EXPERIENCE A PLUS. SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE. CONTACT DUPONT BOROUGH 655-6216. DUPONT IS
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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PART11-7 shift TIME RN for PART3-11 shift TIME CNA for
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duty case in the Dallas area for 3-11 and 11-7 shifts. Call Jessica at 451-3050 for immediate interview.

RNS AND LPNS needed for private

ANTIQUES 3 piece Mahogany stack bookcase with drawer, 6ft x 20” hand carved Hitler made of pine, Dersuhrer carved on bottom signed by carver Gallagher. Needs some repair. Tiffany style lamps with stained glass shades, caramel in color. 1912 Gustave Stickley rocking chair with new rush seat, tag on bottom. Jewelry armoire, (4) 1912 chairs, original paint with newly rushed seats. 12 OldPA metal hunting licenses, 1927 & up. Two Oak bow china closets, one very ornate. Lots of smalls. 134 Route 11 Larksville, PA 570-283-3987 570-328-3428 STREETLIGHT R-A-G 1960’s, very good condition. $75. 570-468-3052

ALL NEW Queen P-Top Serta Made Mattress Set, still in original plastic. Must sell. $150. Can Deliver 570-280-9628 BED Queen, White metal, excellent condition, paid $500. asking $100. Is 5 years old. 570-371-3148 BEDROOM SUITE. Beautiful 3 piece birch queen size. Unusual modern design boasts headboard with two large cabinets, integrated night stands with pull out shelves, large mirror & large 8 drawer dresser with mirror. A must see at $700. 570-814-4835 DESK old wooden desk 1 drawer need to be fixed. Top part of desk need to be finished. Needs to go asap asking $50 or best offer call 570-239-8356

DIAMOND RING 1 carat, size 8, hardly worn. $750. OBO 570-655-5049

NIKON D3100 Excellent condition. 18-55 mm lens, 50 mm manual lens, plus filters, grip, battery/charger, & more. Asking $600 obo. 570-362-2568.

776 Sporting Goods

815

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JACK IS PAYING TOP DOLLAR !!!!!
for gold and silver, diamonds, platinum, watches. Also buying scrap jewelry. Cash on the spot!!!!! We make house calls. 328-3428, 855-7197 or visit us 134 Route 11 Larksville, Pa

BIKE girls 20” pink with white tires & pink rims. 1 front hand brake & pedal brakes. Used only a few times. $45. Includes Schwinn water bottle holder 735-2661 BIKE Murray, 20” 18 speed, Herculite micro-Alloy, $50. CAMPING TENT sleeps 6, $50. HAMMOCK FRAME metal, $15. CAMPING COTS 2 metal framed, $15 each. 570-824-0591 SCOOTER 2002 Golden Tech, 3 wheels, runs good. $100. Call 655-1070 TURKEY BOX Calls, assorted woods, new listed $35. selling $20 each. 570-287-2073

DOG Free, Very good with kids and other dogs. 6 1/2 years. needs loving home preferably fenced yard. Call 570-355-5198.

3 bedroom home, 2 full baths, living & dining rooms and extra large kitchen. Basement has a new 16’ x 26’ room with recently installed waterproofing system. House has it’s own well and septic system. Gas heat, replacement windows throughout. New roof, siding & gutters installed in ‘08. Large storage shed on property. New stone patio, all on a 165’ x 420’ lot. Twenty minutes from Tunkhannock or Wilkes-Barre. House located at 319 Overbrook Rd. $199,000 Call 570-675-1982

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Required: Valid PA Blaster’s License OR 1. 21 years of age 2. 1 year blasting experience (general experience working with explosives) AND 3. Ability to pass the Notice of Clearance by successfully completing the US Dept. of Justice Employee Possessor Questionnaire (felony criminal background check) Please email resume to US.landjobs@cggveritas.com, or apply online and view job description at www.cggveritas.com/careers (Keyword: shooter) or call 832-351-8904 or 403-819-6136.

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

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Project/ Program Management

557

Project/ Program Management

Junior Achievement of Northeastern PA, Inc.
Junior Achievement of Northeastern Pennsylvania is currently seeking to fill the position of Capstone Manager to plan and oversee all aspects of capstone programs, including JA BizTown and JA Finance Park. Bachelor’s degree in education preferred, people-oriented, selfstarter with the ability to lift 50 pounds and stand for long periods of time are required. Email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to mturlip@janepa.org. No phone calls please. EOE

754

Machinery & Equipment

BATTERY: Auto Craft Gold size 34/ 78, 800 cca - never used, truck junked. $70. 570-824-6533

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Very nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath double wide in quiet country setting. $20,000. Financing available Call 717-439-7716

AUTOMOTIVE SALES CONSULTANTS
Valley Chevrolet is seeking individuals who are self-starters, team-oriented and driven. (No experience necessary)

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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) 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490

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Multiple limited-term Transportation Construction Inspector (TCI) positions are available from April through December (with the possibility of overtime) in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne & Wyoming counties. TCI’s perform technical duties in testing and inspecting materials and inspecting work on roads, bridges, or other transportation projects to assure compliance with established standards and contract specifications. Minimum Experience & Training Requirements: One year of experience as an Engineering Technician; or two years of construction inspection work which required reading and interpreting plans and specifications, and graduation from high school; or one year of construction inspection work which required reading and interpreting plans and specifications and an associate degree in an appropriate engineering technology; or any equivalent combination of experience and/or training which provides the required knowledges, skills, and abilities. Starting Hourly Rate: $17.38 To schedule the civil service test for this job title, apply online with the State Civil Service Commission at www.scsc.state.pa.us or call 717-783-3058 to request a paper application. Interested individuals may also contact PennDOT, District 4-0 at (570) 963-4034 for more information or visit a local CareerLink Office for assistance.
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unit apartment buildings. Fully occupied. City license and occupancy permits issued. Very well maintained. Some have new windows, roofs, coinop washer/dryer. 570-736-3125

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Unique 2BR Ranch with HW throughout. Amenities include: 24.9x34 recreation room, surround sounds, 24" above ground heated pool, Trex deck, detached fully equipped building can be additional 2 car garage or workshop. 12-354 MARIE 881-0103 315 to Main St, Avoca, L on McAlpine, cross over Foote Ave, L into Blueberry Hills, L on Cranberry Terrace, house on L.

UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP. No upgrades needed. Includes HW, tile baths, granite & stainless in kitchen. All units have open floor plans. 11-1697 MARCIE 714-9267 Rte. 315 to Oak St. Oak St. to Pittston by-pass. L on bypass to end. L on Main. Insignia Courtyards is on the R.

Terrific 4-5BR 6000SF home on 1.68acres; LR & DR; eat-in cherry Kit w/all appls; 1st flr FR w/FP; MBR Ste; 1st flr office; A/C; Rec rm; Pool; 3 garages. 11-3196 RAE 714-9234 Rt 315 to Laflin Road, R on Fordham, home on R.

Invest & rent this 3BR fully furnished Townhouse in desireable Oakwood Park just minutes to Casino, Interstates & midway between Wilkes-Barre & Scranton. 11-3982 MARIE 881-0103 Rt 315 to Laflin Road, L on Haverford Drive, property on R.

Great home with wonderful possibilities. Beautiful backyard, OSP & a cozy spacious home to enjoy living. 114531 PEG 714-9247 Main Street, home on R.

Cape Cod style home on almost 2 acres in Dallas School District. Spacious kichen, modern bath, office, 3 season sunroom, & coal stove.Large 2 car garage w/ loft. DEBORAH ROCCOGRANDI 696-6671 11-4446

2-Story, 3BR home w/spacious room sizes on a very large lot. Oversized 24x27 garage w/loft area. Ample parking & sunroom. DEBORAH ROCCOGRANDI 696-6671 12-397

Complete remodel. Everthing new in this cute Ranch. Modern kitchen w/granite counters, new roof, siding, windows, electric & plumbing. MARCIE 714-9267 12-323

Well maintained 3BR, 2 bath home with private drive. Living room w/fireplace. Large level lot with above ground pool. JEN K. 715-9350 12-788

Beautiful 3BR Ranch in lovely quiet neighborhood. C/A & in-ground pool too! DEANNA 696-0894 12-1050

End-unit Townhome with finished lower level, fresh paint, brand new carpet, fenced yard, security system & home warranty! LISA 715-9335 11-3723

WILDFLOWER VILLAGE - Treat yourself to Townhouse living in this 3BR, 1.5 bath middle unit w/ finished lower level, C/A & fenced rear patio area. KIM 585-0600 11-4491

Spacious Ranch w/5BRs & great private pool area for summer relaxation. AMIE 715-9333 11-1213

Beautiful new 2story w/all the extras in a wonderful community! Large lot & many great features. Come & see! LISA 715-9335 10-2209

Perfect for Contractor/Handyman torn down to studs. New 200amp service cleaned & ready for you to finish or flip. LESLIE 696-0841 12-396

Great home in pretty neighborhood. Buy now & enjoy the C/A, fenced yard & pool this summer! TRACY 696-0723 OR LORI 585-0627 12-881

Beautifully updated 2BR, 1 bath house in desirable Avoca neighborhood. All appliances included. Lots of closet space & great view from backyard. ANDREA 714-9244 12-962

Wonderful home on a huge Country size lot 240x150 in a private setting, just off the beaten path plus a terrific view from the front porch! Dual furnace system, 2 baths, C/A & Ductless system, FP & more. DIANE M. 696-06672 11-3733

3BR move-in condition Ranch. Sunken LR w/ HW floor, DR w/hardwood, eat-in oak kitchen w/Corian countertops, 2 baths, 2 car garage. MATT 714-9229 11-969

Need a 5 car gar? Beautiful 3BR, 2 bath home w/gar in great neighborhood. 5 minutes to shopping, PA Turnpike & 81. C/A on 1st flr, new electrical service, plumbing, maybe HW under carpet. SHIRLEY 714-9272 11-3597

Pristine gem! Totally renovated from studs up. 2BR, 1.5 bath, HW floors, 2 car garage, private patio, new eat-in kitchen. Bonus room on 3rd floor! LESLIE 696-0841 12-401

Lovely 3BR home with large kitchen in a nice neighborhood. 1st floor laundry & bonus room on 2nd floor! MARY M. 714-9274 11-3825

3BR, 2 bath home w/large modern kitchen, laundry room off kitchen, split heat-A/C unit, alley in rear w/possibile OSP. Partially fenced yard. ROSEMARIE 89,900 11-3933

Priced to sell 1/2 Double - 4BRs, 1 bath, partial new roof, finished attic, recent enclosed porch. Great view! SUSAN K. 696-0872 11-3852

3BR, 1.5 bath 1/2 double needs some work. Priced to sell "as-is". 2 porches, house is fully carpeted. SUSAN K. 696-0872 11-4075

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2nd bedrooms, stove, refrigerator, washer /dryer hookup, sewer/water included, electric heat. Convenient location. No pets $525/ month + security. Tenant screening required. 570-362-2766

DURYEA floor, 2

EXETER 1 BEDROOM. $450.
Newly remodeled, off street parking. 570-602-0758

Beautiful 1 bedroom apartment in nice neighborhood. Wall to wall carpeting. Plenty of closet space. All kitchen appliances, including dishwasher & garbage disposal. Nice pantry area off kitchen. Washer / dryer hookup. No pets. No smoking. $450 + utilities & security. Call 570-406-9243 Leave Message All Calls Returned Same Day

KINGSTON Available Now

wall-to-wall carpeting, window dressings, stove, refrigerator, & garbage disposal. Washer/ dryer hookup, offstreet parking. No pets, no smoking. $650/month + security. Heat, water & sewer included. Call 570-574-1143 425 West 8th Street New 1st floor 2 bedroom with off street parking, washer/ dryer hook up, stove included. No pets. $550/mo + security. Sewer & garbage included, other utilities by tenant. 570-760-0458

WEST PITTSTON 2nd floor, 5 rooms,

315 PLAZA
1,750 SQ. FT. & 3,400 SQ.FT OFFICE/RETAIL 570-829-1206

950

Half Doubles

WEST WYOMING

KINGSTON

Coming Attractions America Realty
Available 30, 60 +/- days. Redone efficiency, 1 bedrooms, some with gas fireplaces, with appliances, laundry. Managed Services! $500 + utilities and up! MUST PROVIDE: EMPLOYMENT/ APPLICATION VERIFICATION/ NO PETS OR SMOKING. 2 YEAR LEASES.

FORTY FORT
Rentals

floor, 2 bedrooms, elevator, carpeted, security system. Garage. Extra storage & cable TV included. Laundry facilities. Air Conditioned. Fine neighborhood. Convenient to bus & stores. No pets. References. Security. Lease. No smokers please. $765 + utilities. Call. 570-287-0900

E. WALNUT 1st ST. Light, bright,

3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, refrigerator & stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, no pets, $550/month, plus utilities, & 1 month security. SECTION 8 WELCOME Call 570-814-6072

JENKINS TWP.

2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1st floor duplex, New w/w carpeting & hardwood floors. Convenient to Wyoming Ave. Washer/dryer hookup, basement storage. Reduced! $540/month + utilities, security, lease & NO PETS. 570-793-6294

KINGSTON Sprague Ave.

Lexington Village Nanticoke, PA Many ranch style homes. 2 bedrooms $936 + electric only

NANTICOKE Desirable

Hauling & Trucking

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Paving & Excavating

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1000 SERVICE DIRECTORY
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WILKES-BARRE

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

25 1/2 Penn St. 1/2 Double, 2 bedroom. Newly remodeled. Gas Heat. Washer & dryer hookup, yard, parking. Section 8 Not Approved. No pets. $550 + utilities. 570-714-1530

KINGSTON

$725. Double security. Brand New Hardwood & Tile Floors, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer Hook-Up. Must see to appreciate. BOVO Rentals Quality Affordable Housing

LARKSVILLE 2 bedroom, 1 bath.

on quiet street; kitchen with range, refrigerator; 1st floor laundry; storage space; off street parking; credit check, lease, and security; $660 month; call 570-575-9936

KINGSTON 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath

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NORTH WILKES-BARRE FIRST FLOOR EFFICIENCY / 1 BEDROOM, BRAND NEW FLOORING, CARPETING, MODERN/APPLIANCES, ELECTRIC/GAS FIREPLACE. APPLICATION/EMPLO YMENT VERIFICATION “being considered” NO PETS/SMOKING 2 YEARS @ $500+ UTILITIES. MANAGED!

BEING REMODELED

30+ DAY

Centrally located 1st floor, 1 bedroom apartment. Basement washer / dryer hookup. Kitchen includes fridge, range and microwave. Offstreet parking, back yard. No pets. $500 + security & utilities. 570-474-0388 570-417-8751

MOUNTAIN TOP

944

Commercial Properties

Rte. 315 1,000 & 3,800 Sq. Ft. WILL DIVIDE OFFICE / RETAIL Call 570-829-1206

DOLPHIN PLAZA

bedroom, 1.5 bath, 5 rooms. Convenient residential location. Hardwood floors, natural wood -work, French doors, laundry with washer & dryer included. Refrigerator, gas range, dishwasher, oak cabinets, off street parking, fenced in back yard, storage. Available May 1. $695 + utilities & security. 570-690-0633 KINGSTON

NEW LUXURY DUPLEX This beautiful, completely renovated 2 bedroom luxury apartment could be yours! All new high end amenities include: hardwood floors, gorgeous maple kitchen cabinets with granite countertops & stainless steel appliances. Spacious great room with gas fireplace. Stacked washer/dryer. All new tile bath. Large screened-in porch. Many large, convenient closets. Central A/C. New gas heating system. Huge attic for storage. “Must See!” $850 + utilities, lease & security. NO PETS. Call for appointment. 570-793-6294

PLAINS

3 bedroom single, close to Cross Valley exit. Concrete basement with 2nd bath. Appliances and w/d hookup. Gas heat. Non smokers preferred. Section 8 not accepted. $750 plus utilities. 1st, last, security and references. 570-822-7341 SWOYERSVILLE Completely remodeled Large 2 story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, single family home including refrigerator, stove, dishwasher & disposal. Gas heat, nice yard, good neighborhood,. Off street parking. Shed. No pets. $995 / month. 570-479-6722

PLAINS

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1st floor. 1 bedroom, electric water and heat included. Off street parking. Freshly painted, w/d hookup. $575/mo., lease and security required. NO PETS 570-477-6018 leave message

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room 1st floor. New carpeting, gas range and fridge included. Garage parking, no dogs. References and security required. $450/mo. Water, sewer, garbage fee incl. Tenant pays gas and electric 570-696-3596

NANTICOKE Spacious 1 bed-

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

PITTSTON COOPERS CO-OP

3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, brand new w/w carpeting thruout, full eat-in kitchen, Private yard with rear deck, attic & basement storage. Close to Jr. High. $700 mo + utilities, security, lease. No pets. 570-793-6294

PRISTINE & SPACIOUS

bedrooms, 1 full tile bath. Large kitchen with beautiful oak cabinets. Brand new stove, carpeting, flooring, draperies & windows. Washer/dryer hook up on 1st floor. Single car detached garage. Large yard. Gas heat. Pets OK, no smoking. $900/ month, + utilities & security. Close to airport, I81 & casino. 570-762-8265

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Clean and freshly painted. 3 bedrooms, spacious kitchen, hardwood floors, near amenities. Full basement, stove & refrigerator, washer/dryer hookup, no pets. $625/month, + utilities & security. Call 570-328-3516 570-825-0046

WILKES-BARRE EAST END

2 small bedrooms, all appliances, security & 1st. Available 4/1. NO PETS. 570-762-6792

HARVEYS LAKE

Rooms for rent in large, furnished Victorian Home. Hardwood floors. Modern kitchen, bath & laundry. Off street parking. $500 + security. All utilities, cable & internet included. Month to month lease. Call 570-430-3100

WEST PITTSTON

GARAGE DOOR

Hiring Experienced Forklift Operators $12.25 hourly. ***STRAIGHT DAY SHIFT OR NIGHT SHIFT (12 hour shifts ave. 42 hours per week) ***75 cent night shift pay differential offered. ***Pay increase based on skill development. Take charge...LEARN AND EARN!
XLC Services, LLC (Logistics) is seeking experienced Forklift Operators - MUST HAVE 1 YEAR FULL TIME EXPERIENCE - with great employment history to work at their Mehoopany, PA location. The following skills are necessary for these positions. • High School Diploma/GED • Computer Skills • Valid Driver’s License • Criminal Background Check • Pass Pre-Employment Drug Screen & Physical
All full-time positions come with the following benefits: medical, 8 paid holidays, 401k after 1 year, and paid vacation. Pay increases based on skill development.

1093

Excavating

974 Wanted to Rent Real Estate

HUNLOCK CREEK
1 bedroom, tenant pays utilities, $515/per month, Call (570) 256-7535

SYLVAN LAKE

Kingston, Forty Fort or Bear Creek Area Responsible couple.
Non-smokers. Seeking to rent a single home or half double. Call 570-822-8361

WYOMING VALLEY PROPERTY MGT. Mini-Excavating /Hauling Stone, mulch, topsoil, etc. Lawn care. Reasonable rates. 570-466-4176

Interested Applicants can Apply Online at www.XLCServices.com. Interviews scheduled Monday thru Friday. Call 800-472-1013 or walk-ins welcome at Job Fairs.

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If you are someone who is not able to get to a Salon to have your hair cut, colored, or permed. Call 570-655-8639
Stucco, parging, foundations, sidewalks, driveways, cellars, hauling, g, All Concrete Work Insured. Licensed.

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Be the first to live in this colossal luxury apartment. Hardwood floors, massive tiled kitchen, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, large laundry room, and elevated ceilings. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Central air – gas heat. Storage room provided. Off street parking. Maintenance free living with clean grounds. No smoking – No pets. Utilities not included. $1,500 / month 570-760-7326

GRACE LUXURY APARTMENTS Hughestown

2 All appliances included. All utilities paid; electricity by tenant. Everything brand new. Off street parking. $700 + security & references. Call 570-969-9268

PITTSTON bedrooms.

MOVING

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HAIR AT HOME
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J. CAWLEY MOVING, LLC
JASON CAWLEY, PITTSTON
Local & long distance moves. Residential, Offices & Institutional moves. (570) 299-7852 jcawleymoving@yahoo.com
TAX SERVICES

I RETURN ALL CALLS! 570-457-5849

CONSTRUCTION
3 bedroom. Living room, kitchen, 1 bath. Off street parking, on site laundry, enclosed porch, fenced yard. $695/mo + utilities. Security required. Call (570) 881-1747

HEATING

PITTSTON

CHRIS LATONA
Ceramic Tile Work - Kitchens - Bathrooms - Garages - Replacement Windows - New Homes - Additions - Doors Complete Remodeling FREE Estimates - Insured

General Contractor

ATTENTION FLOOD VICTIMS
Call Northeast Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning For all your needs. Licensed / Insured

570-499-3225

PICK UP SERVICES AVAILABLE Bruce Moluski 570-457-1840
TRAVEL

INCOME TAX PREPARATION

PITTSTON Completely remod-

2 renovated. Oak floors. Gas stove. Refrigerator. Washer/dryer hookup. Bath with shower. 3 paddle fans. $575 plus gas, electric & water. No Pets. References required. Call 570-406-9395 or 570-779-4609

KINGSTON bedroom. Newly

eled, modern 1 bedroom apt. Lots of closet space, with new tile floor & carpets. Includes stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer hook up. Oil heat, nice yard & neighborhood. No pets. $575/month includes water & sewer. 570-479-6722

HOME IMPROVEMENT

Quality Works at Affordable Prices
PA008322

457-8145 or 655-0777

2 bedrooms, renovated bathroom, balcony off newly renovated kitchen with refrigerator & stove, Pergo floors, central air, newly painted, offstreet parking, no pets. $600 per month plus utilities, & 1 month security deposit. 570-239-1010

KINGSTON 2nd Floor.

bedroom apartment. Kitchen with all appliances, new deck. Gas Heat. No smoking, no pets. $500 + utilities & security. Call 570-714-9234

PITTSTON Modern 1st floor, 2

JOHN PREGMON CONSTRUCTION
Complete Home Remodeling, Kitchens, Baths, Drywall, Windows, Siding & Roofs.

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JERSEY BOYS Wed. April 11th $150 (Front Mezz) WICKED Wed. May 2nd $169 (Orchestra) LION KING Wed. June 13th $175 (Orchestra)

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CALL ROSEANN @ 655-4247
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LANDSCAPING

Complementary room, transportation & baggage handling. Food, Beverages & Snacks served on bus. $25 per person.

Tuesday, April 10 & 11

E. W alnut St. 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 floors, fireplace, storage room, yard. New washer/ dryer, stove & fridge. Heat and hot water included. 1 year lease + security. $950 570-406-1411

KINGSTON

Modern 1st floor, 2 bedroom apartment. Kitchen with all appliances, new deck. Gas Heat. No smoking, no pets. $500 + utilities & security. Call 570-714-9234

PITTSTON

MARTIRANO OUTDOOR SERVICES
DUMPSTER

Out of flood zone. 4 rooms, no pets, no smoking, off street parking. Includes heat, water, sewer, fridge, stove, w/d. High security bldg. 1st floor or 2nd floor 570-655-9711

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MOVE RIGHT INTO THIS 3BR, 2 BATH IMMACULATE HOME WITH CUSTOM MAPLE EAT-IN KITCHEN, SS APPLIANCES, HARDWOOD FLOORS, JACUZZI TUB, 2 FP, LOADS OF STORAGE AND OUTSIDE WITH PRIVATE SANCTUARY, DECK, PERGOLA & KOI POND. OSP. MLS# 12-733 CALL KERI 885-5082 D I R : I 8 1 T O MONTAGE/DAVIS ST, EXIT 182, TAKE DAVIS TO MAIN ST, LEFT ONTO S. MAIN ST, HOME ON RIGHT. SEE SIGN.

TAX REFUND?? USE IT FOR YOUR DOWNPAYMENT ON THIS GREAT HOME WITH 2 LARGE BEDROOMS, MODERN KITCHEN, BUILT IN GARAGE WITH DRIVEWAY, PRIVATE YARD AND ENCLOSED SUN PORCH. MLS# 12-41 CALL COLLEEN 237-0415 DIR: PIERCE ST TO RIGHT ON N. DAWES, HOME ON LEFT.

THIS HOME IS IN GREAT SHAPE, NEW DRYWALL, FLOORING, KITCHEN, U P D A T E D EL E C T R I C , HEATED SUNROOM, 4 BEDROOMS, 1 1/2 BATHS, GAS HEAT, DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE, FIREPLACE. MLS# 12-895 CALL LUANN 602-9280 DIR: NORTH ON MAIN ST, HOME ON LEFT

ATTRACTIVE, 3 BR TWO STORY, MODERN KITCHEN W/GRANITE COUNTERS, SS APP LIANCES, SLATE FLOOR, MODERN TILE BATHS, 1ST FLR LAUNDRY, LAMINATE FLOORS IN LR & DR, NEW WINDOWS, NEW CARPETING ON STEPS & IN BEDROOMS. MLS# 12-915 CALL LUANN 602-9280 DIR: TR AV EL N ORTH ON MAIN ST PITTSTON, RIGHT ON UNION, 3RD LEFT ON GREEN, HOME ON RIGHT.

BEAUTIFUL FAMILY HOME ON OVER 1/2 A C R E W I T H 3 B E D R O O M S , 4 BATHROOMS PLUS FINISHED LOWER LEVEL, DETACHED2 CAR GARAGE. MLS# 12-918 CALL CHARLIE 829-6200 DIR: TAKE RT. 315 TO BEAR CREEK RD, HOME ON LEFT.

CHARMING CAPE COD H O M E I N Q U I E T NEIGHBORHOOD, INCLUDES ECONOMICAL GEOTHERMAL ENTERGY SYSTEM WHICH LOWERS YOUR HEAT BILL 4 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS. MLS# 12-265 CALL JOE 239-9663 DIR: MAIN ST. TO SWALLOW, CONTINUE TO TEDRICK, RIGHT ON PINE, RIGHT ON FRONT CORNER OF LEWIS.

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MAGNIFICANT CUSTOM BUILT TUDOR HOME WITH 4 BR, 3 1/2 BATHS, 2 STORY LIVING ROOM WITH F I RE P LA CE A N D L IB RA RY LOFT, 3 SEASON SUNROOM, 3 CAR GARAGE AND P R O F E S S I O N A L LANDSCAPING. MLS# 12-723 CALL TERRY 885-3041 OR ANGIE 885-4896 DIR: MAIN ST. JENKINS TO STOUT ST, RIGHT INTO HIGHLAND HILLS, AT STOP SIGN BEAR RIGHT ONTO N. HIGHLAND, LEFT ON PATRICK.

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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

Fixed Operations Manager/Service Director
Expanding automotive dealership is seeking an experienced

FABULOUS 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME WITH ULTRA MODERN KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTERS, HEATED TILE FLOOR & STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES. DINING ROOM HAS BRAZILIAN CHERRY FLOORS, HUGE YARD, GARAGE, PARTIALLY FINISHED LOWER LEVEL. MLS# 11-4079 CALL CHARLIE 829-6200 DIR: MAIN ST AVOCA, TURN WEST ONTO MCALPINE, RIGHT ON FOOTE AVE, JUST PAST STEPHENSON ST HOME ON LEFT.

BEAUTIFUL 5 BEDROOM 2 FULL, ONE 3/4 AND ONE 1/2 BATH, 2 YEAR OLD HEALEY CONSTRUCTION, FAMILY ROOM WITH GAS FP, KITCHEN WITH TILE FLOOR, GRANITE COUNTERTOPS AND CENTER ISLAND, PARTIALLY FINISHED BASEMENT WITH WALK OUT, OVERSIZED DECK. ETC. MLS# 11-4084 CALL LUANN 602-9280 DIR: PHOENXI ST TO B L UE BE R R Y D R , L E F T O N HUCKLEBERRY, HOME ON RIGHT.

Fixed Operations/ Service Director. Applicants must

be experienced with all/any related programs & processes. Must be a team player.

TRADITIONAL 4 BEDROOM HOME WITH LARGE MASTER BR & BATH WITH WALK-IN CLOSET, STONE FIREPLACE IN FAMILY ROOM, MODERN KITCHEN & BATHS, LIGHTED DECK IN GREAT LOCATION. MLS# 11-3071 CALL COLLEEN 237-0415 DIR: PHOENIX ST TO BLUEBERRY RIGHT ON RASPBERRY, LEFT ON HUCKLEBERRY HOME ON RIGHT.

WITH 2 1/2 BATHS, 2 CAR GARAGE, LARGE D E C K W I T H RETRACTABLE AWNING OVERLOOKING SEMI PRIVATE YARD WITH ABOVE GROUND POOL. 1ST FLOOR LAUNDRY, GREAT LOCATION. CALL COLLEEN 237-0415 DIR: RIVER RD PLAINS TO S AY L O R A VE, L ET IN TO SUSQUEHANNOCK EST, HOME ON RIGHT.

SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM END UNIT TOWNHOME WITH HARDWOOD FLOORS, NEWER “B” DRY SYSTEM, CENTRAL AIR, 1 CAR GARAGE, ALL APPLIANCES, MOVE IN CONDITION. MLS# 12712 CALL TOM 262-7716 D I R : N O R T H O N WYOMING AVE, LEFT ON PENN AVE, RIGHT INTO CHERRY DRIVE TO END.

Salary, 401k Plan and Benefits.
Submit your resume in confidence to:

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

Box 3040 c/o Times Leader 15 North Main Street

RELAX AND ENJOY THE COMFORTS OF HAVING EVERYTHING DONE! GREAT 3 BR HOME WITH 1 1/2 BATHS, 1ST FLOOR LAUNDRY, LARGE KITCHEN WITH OPEN FLOOR PLAN, SEMI PRIVATE DECK TO ENJOY AN EARLY SPRING, FENCED IN YARD. NEW FURNACE AND GAS FIREPLACE! MLS# 12-328 CALL COLLEEN 237-0415 DIR: KENNEDY BLVD TO EAST ST, LEADS TO JOHNSON, HOME ON LEFT.

JUST LIKE NEW INTERIOR UNIT TOWNHOME WITH OPEN FLOOR PLAN, FIRST FLOOR MASTER BEDROOM & BATH, 1ST FLOOR LAUNDRY, ROOM DARKENING WINDOW TREATMENTS. READY TO MOVE IN. MLS# 11-3711 CALL LUANN 602-9280 DIR: WEST ON E. MAIN ST, LEFT ON MAYOCK, HOUSE ON RIGHT.

GREAT HOME AT A GREAT PRICE. CUSTOM WOODWORK, HEATED TILE FLOORS IN BATHROOM & LAUNDRY, OFF STREET PARKING, THREE BEDROOMS, A MUST SEE HOME. MLS# 12-470 CALL GLEN 654-3562 DIR: GOING SOUTH ON MAIN ST TO JENKINS TWP. HOME ON RIGHT.

LARGE FOUR SQUARE HOME WITH 4 BEDROOMS, BEAUTIFUL WOODWORK, LARGE DEEP YARD. GREAT HOME! GAS HEAT. MLS# 12-884 CALL CHARLIE 829-6200 VM101 DIR: RT 315 TO MAIN ST, HOME ON LEFT.

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