NEWS


Dunmore YMCA hosts ‘Livestrong’ program to help cancer survivors

Dunmore YMCA hosts ‘Livestrong’ program to help cancer survivors

Mary Ann Menichiello, of Clarks Summit, recently completed a 12-week training and fitness program entitled “Livestrong” provided by the YM...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Community calendar for week of Jan. 18, 2017

Community calendar for week of Jan. 18, 2017

REMINDERSKnights of Columbus Abington Council No. 6611 Bingo, at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday in the Our Lady of the Snows Gathering Room. Cost: no cov...

January 17th, 2017 updated: January 17th, 2017. |  


Local Elizabethtown College students named to fall 2016 dean’s list

Local Elizabethtown College students named to fall 2016 dean’s list

ELIZABETHTOWN — Megan Kane, Melissa Spencer and Alysse Vielee, all of South Abington Township, were named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at ...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Scranton Cultural Center announces Feb. 17 return of Soul Shakers Winter Blues Guitarmageddon

Scranton Cultural Center announces Feb. 17 return of Soul Shakers Winter Blues Guitarmageddon

SCRANTON — The Winter Blues Guitarmageddon, a collaboration of the Scranton Cultural Center (SCC) at the Masonic Temple and The Soul Shakers, wi...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Marley’s Mission announces co-chairs for Blue Ribbon Gala

Marley’s Mission announces co-chairs for Blue Ribbon Gala

NEWTON TWP. — The Board of Directors of Marley’s Mission announced the co-chairs of the Seventh Annual Blue Ribbon Gala are Val Langan, Ma...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Marian Pysh celebrates 106th birthday with party in her honor

Marian Pysh celebrates 106th birthday with party in her honor

CLARKS SUMMIT — Imagine living to be 106 and still going strong. That’s the age of the oldest resident of Clarks Summit Senior Living resi...

January 17th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Abington Heights uses fast start to defeat West Scranton in Division 1 clash

Abington Heights uses fast start to defeat West Scranton in Division 1 clash

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — Coming off a loss to division rival Scranton Prep two days earlier, Abington Heights wanted to make sure it didn’t s...

January 16th, 2017 |  


Abington Journal sports calendar for the week of Jan. 18, 2017

Abington Journal sports calendar for the week of Jan. 18, 2017

Newton Recreation Center fall and winter hours, 9 a.m. to noon and 3 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m....

January 16th, 2017 |  


Abington Gators split with Central Columbia in youth swim meet

Abington Gators split with Central Columbia in youth swim meet

SCRANTON — The Abington Gators boys team defeated the Central Columbia Blue Jays, 156-47, but the girls team lost, 126-103, in a Northeastern Pe...

January 16th, 2017 |  


Marywood University’s Catie Nealon named North Region Player of the Week

Marywood University’s Catie Nealon named North Region Player of the Week

DANBURY, Conn. — Marywood University junior Catie Nealon, an Abington Heights graduate, was selected as the Eastern College Athletic Conference ...

January 16th, 2017 |  


Abington Heights junior high wrestling team tops West Scranton

Abington Heights junior high wrestling team tops West Scranton

The Abington Heights junior high wrestling team defeated West Scranton, 48-31, in a dual meet Jan. 4. Sal Schiavone picked up a pin in 1:13 and Cade K...

January 16th, 2017 |  


Alley Cats Bowling League scores for the week of Jan. 10, 2017

Alley Cats Bowling League scores for the week of Jan. 10, 2017

Below are the scores for the Alley Cats Bowling League for the week of Jan. 10:Team Standings: Wildcats-7, Panthers-7, Manx-6, Calicos-5, Bobcats-4, T...

January 16th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater resolves to serve community

More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater resolves to serve community

A new year. A new resolve. A new you.Was this your New Year’s resolution? Perhaps you have hit a snag about your resolve to live a healthier lif...

January 16th, 2017 |  


Dietrich Theater, Kitson Arts Alliance present Rock and Roll in Art and Music

Dietrich Theater, Kitson Arts Alliance present Rock and Roll in Art and Music

TUNKHANNOCK — The Dietrich Theater and the Kitson Arts Alliance will celebrate Rock and Roll in Art and Music from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 a...

January 16th, 2017 |  


Clarks Summit musicians highlighted at Camelot Restaurant and Inn’s holiday events

Clarks Summit musicians highlighted at Camelot Restaurant and Inn’s holiday events

SCOTT TWP. — Camelot Restaurant and Inn recently hosted two events designed to celebrate the holiday season by showcasing area musical talent. T...

January 9th, 2017 |  


CommKids After School Program at the Waverly Community House sponsors family fun movie night

CommKids After School Program at the Waverly Community House sponsors family fun movie night

WAVERLY TWP. — The CommKids After School Program at the Waverly Community House (Comm), 1115 N. Abington Road, will sponsor a family fun movie n...

January 9th, 2017 |  


Scranton Cultural Center introduces new free series for kids and families, first event set for Jan. 21

Scranton Cultural Center introduces new free series for kids and families, first event set for Jan. 21

SCRANTON — The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple announced a new series kicking off in 2017 will feature a free craft workshop and ...

January 9th, 2017 |  


More Than Movies: Save these dates for the Dietrich Theater

More Than Movies: Save these dates for the Dietrich Theater

Calendar Alert. 2017 is beginning with some special events at the Dietrich Theater. Do you have your calendars handy? Here are some dates to put on th...

January 9th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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Your voice: Tired of paying taxes

Your voice: Tired of paying taxes

Taxes, taxes, and more taxes. Why should I keep paying?The new year has not even come, and I am being taxed again.Now, can someone answer me this ques...

January 14th, 2017 updated: January 16th, 2017. |  


Your voice: Country needs to turn back to God

Your voice: Country needs to turn back to God

Reading the article last Sunday “Changes in American religion” by James A. Haught reminds me of reading Time Magazine in my high school li...

January 14th, 2017 updated: January 16th, 2017. |  


Your voice: Left-wingers showing their hypocrisy

Your voice: Left-wingers showing their hypocrisy

Left-wingers showing their hypocrisyPresident Obama has stated: “Because when you try to sow the seeds of doubt in people’s mind about the...

January 14th, 2017 updated: January 17th, 2017. |  


More Than Movies: Save these dates for the Dietrich Theater

More Than Movies: Save these dates for the Dietrich Theater

Calendar Alert. 2017 is beginning with some special events at the Dietrich Theater. Do you have your calendars handy? Here are some dates to put on th...

January 9th, 2017 |  


My Team: OLP girls remain undefeated

My Team: OLP girls remain undefeated

The Our Lady of Peace junior varsity basketball team remains undefeated in regular season. The varsity team suffered one loss in regular season. The t...

January 3rd, 2017 |  


More Than Movies: Dietrich rings in the new year with new programming

More Than Movies: Dietrich rings in the new year with new programming

“Ring out the old, ring in the new,Ring, happy bells, across the snow.”This familiar quote from poet Alfred Tennyson reflects the feelings...

January 3rd, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


Allied Services celebrates vocational employment milestones of employees with disabilities

Allied Services celebrates vocational employment milestones of employees with disabilities

Allied Services celebrated the accomplishments and significant employment milestones of people with disabilities employed at its Scranton vocational c...

December 27th, 2016 |  


Peoples Security Bank and Trust provides more than $71,000 in scholarship assistance to Scranton Prep students

Peoples Security Bank and Trust provides more than $71,000 in scholarship assistance to Scranton Prep students

Peoples Security Bank and Trust recently provided more than $71,000 in scholarship assistance to students attending Scranton Prep. The donation was ma...

December 7th, 2016 |  


The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce hosts Legislative Forum

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce hosts Legislative Forum

The Government Affairs Committee of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce recently hosted its Legislative Forum, featuring state Sen. John Blake (D...

December 7th, 2016 |  


Tunkhannock Business and Professional Association’s Christmas in Our Hometown event draws large crowd

Tunkhannock Business and Professional Association’s Christmas in Our Hometown event draws large crowd

TUNKHANNOCK — Sidewalks, streets and downtown businesses were packed for the opening night of the Tunkhannock Business and Professional Associat...

December 5th, 2016 |  


The Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce gears up for holiday events

The Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce gears up for holiday events

TUNKHANNOCK — The Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce (WyCCC) is doing its part to ensure that visitors to the downtown can access the best of wh...

November 17th, 2016 |  


Retro decor adds appeal to Dalton Pharmacy

Retro decor adds appeal to Dalton Pharmacy

DALTON — The owners of Dalton Pharmacy conduct a retro kind of business from a corner building that was built in 1885 and has functioned as a pl...

November 15th, 2016 |  


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