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Clarks Summit resident assumes role of CEO of Regional Hospital of Scranton

Clarks Summit resident assumes role of CEO of Regional Hospital of Scranton

SCRANTON — Commonwealth Health will transfer the management oversight of its two Scranton hospitals to one Chief Executive Officer, effective Se...

August 30th, 2016 |  


South Abington Township resident Megan Kane named to Elizabethtown College Honors Program

South Abington Township resident Megan Kane named to Elizabethtown College Honors Program

ELIZABETHTOWN — Megan Kane, of South Abington Township, was named to the Elizabethtown College Honors Program.Since its establishment in 1999, t...

August 30th, 2016 |  


Wilkes University Welcomes Abington area students in the Class of 2020

Wilkes University Welcomes Abington area students in the Class of 2020

WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes University welcomed over 700 students into the class of 2020, including the following Abington area residents:• Mari...

August 30th, 2016 |  


Clarks Summit student Eamon Gibbons named AP Scholar With Distinction at Wyoming Seminary

Clarks Summit student Eamon Gibbons named AP Scholar With Distinction at Wyoming Seminary

KINGSTON – Eamon Gibbons, of Clarks Summit, a current senior at Wyoming Seminary, was named an AP Scholar With Distinction.Twenty-four Sem stude...

August 30th, 2016 |  


Abington Heights High School graduate Crane Joseph Holmes III earns Ph.D. in naturopathic medicine

Abington Heights High School graduate Crane Joseph Holmes III earns Ph.D. in naturopathic medicine

CLARKS SUMMIT — Crane Joseph Holmes III, of Clarks Summit, earned his Ph.D. in naturopathic medicine from The National College of Natural Medici...

August 30th, 2016 |  


Former Patsel’s Restaurant in Glenburn Twp. purchased by Constantino’s Catering and Events Inc.

Former Patsel’s Restaurant in Glenburn Twp. purchased by Constantino’s Catering and Events Inc.

CLARKS SUMMIT — Constantino’s Catering and Events announced the purchase, expansion and renovation of the former Patsel’s Restaurant...

August 29th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Balanced offense helps Lackawanna Trail defeat Mid Valley in football opener

Balanced offense helps Lackawanna Trail defeat Mid Valley in football opener

THROOP — Sophomore quarterback Nathan Rolka and senior wide receiver Matt Bergey spent the offseason working on their timing.It was evident as t...

August 30th, 2016 |  


First-half flurry carries Abington Heights past Scranton Prep in football opener

First-half flurry carries Abington Heights past Scranton Prep in football opener

SCRANTON — Big plays were the story of the opening game between Abington Heights and Scranton Prep.The Comets just happened to make a few more.A...

August 30th, 2016 |  


Abington Journal sports calendar for the week of Aug. 31, 2016

Abington Journal sports calendar for the week of Aug. 31, 2016

Abington Youth Soccer League registration, currently underway for the fall season until Sept. 11. Boys and girls born on or between 8/1/97 and 7/31/12...

August 29th, 2016 |  


Geisinger Community Medical Center sponsors 35th Annual Dr. Jack Sanner Memorial Golf Classic

Geisinger Community Medical Center sponsors 35th Annual Dr. Jack Sanner Memorial Golf Classic

Geisinger Community Medical Center (GCMC) will host the 35th Annual Dr. Jack Sanner Memorial Golf Classic on Monday, Sept. 12 at the Country Club of S...

August 29th, 2016 |  


Abington Heights boys soccer team to rely on young players

Abington Heights boys soccer team to rely on young players

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — The Abington Heights boys soccer team will feature a lot of new faces this year, both on the field and on the sideline. Fr...

August 29th, 2016 |  


Area BMX riders qualify for state, regional championships at Cedar BMX in Newton Twp.

Area BMX riders qualify for state, regional championships at Cedar BMX in Newton Twp.

Local BMX racers from Lackawanna and Luzerne counties qualified to compete for Pennsylvania state championship titles in Bethel Park on Sunday, Aug. 2...

August 29th, 2016 |  


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LIFE


Dietrich movie mania for week of Aug. 31, 2016

Dietrich movie mania for week of Aug. 31, 2016

This week’s question: When does the Dietrich’s Fall 2016 Festival begin?Last week’s answer: Robert Redford.Last week’s winner:...

August 29th, 2016 |  


More Than Movies: Trailers stir up excitement for fall film fest at the Dietrich Theater

More Than Movies: Trailers stir up excitement for fall film fest at the Dietrich Theater

Do you like movie trailers?When I go to the movies, I love watching trailers, not only because they get me excited about the upcoming film releases, b...

August 29th, 2016 |  


Dietrich Theater to host 15th Gathering of Singer/Songwriters Sept. 14

Dietrich Theater to host 15th Gathering of Singer/Songwriters Sept. 14

TUNKHANNOCK — Four area folk musicians will return to the Dietrich Theater at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14 for the 15th Gathering of Singer/Son...

August 29th, 2016 |  


Luzerne County Community College expands to the Marketplace at Steamtown

Luzerne County Community College expands to the Marketplace at Steamtown

SCRANTON — Just in time for the fall semester, Luzerne County Community College (LCCC) opened its new Lackawanna County center in the Marketplac...

August 24th, 2016 |  


See Jane Read: ‘Plenty’ of things to like about this summer read

See Jane Read: ‘Plenty’ of things to like about this summer read

This time of year, our local farmers markets entice us to load up on sweet corn, new potatoes, tender green beans, heirloom tomatoes, juicy figs, peac...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Man on the Street: ‘Who is someone you admire?’

Man on the Street: ‘Who is someone you admire?’

“John McCain.”John MennigDallas“My father.”Luke TantanellaScranton“My parents or family, in general.”Samuel Vierli...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


OPINION


More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater builds a rain garden

More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater builds a rain garden

Editor’s note: This week’s column was written by Dietrich Theater Program Director Margie Young. Erica Rogler will return next week.Have y...

August 15th, 2016 |  


Parenting, Abington Style: Reconnecting, bonding with the Tribe of ‘86

Parenting, Abington Style: Reconnecting, bonding with the Tribe of ‘86

My high school class’ 30th anniversary reunion was last weekend. I had attended my 10th and my 20th, but this one was different.We’ve all ...

August 9th, 2016 |  


More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater offers art camps, workshops for both children and adults

More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater offers art camps, workshops for both children and adults

Fantastical costumes, pirate princesses and underwater adventure were all part of the Dietrich Theater’s second Theatre and Visual Arts camp of ...

August 8th, 2016 |  


More Than Movies: River Day, Summer Fest were hits; Dietrich Theater looks forward to Fall Film Festival

More Than Movies: River Day, Summer Fest were hits; Dietrich Theater looks forward to Fall Film Festival

Turtles, snakes and birds, oh my!These were some of the creatures, attendees of Tunkhannock’s 12th Annual River Day were able to meet up close a...

August 2nd, 2016 |  


Dalton Library Delights: Wrapping up summer activities at the Dalton Community Library

Dalton Library Delights: Wrapping up summer activities at the Dalton Community Library

We must’ve blinked! How can it be August already? By the middle of this month the Dalton Community Library’s summer reading program and sc...

August 2nd, 2016 |  


Rotary Club of the Abingtons: July brings ‘new hope for a year of service’

Rotary Club of the Abingtons: July brings ‘new hope for a year of service’

The fiscal year of Rotary Clubs begins in July. It is our new year and with it comes new hope for a year of service. Our financial books are closed at...

August 2nd, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


Legacy of Sultzer Monument lives on in Chinchilla

Legacy of Sultzer Monument lives on in Chinchilla

CHINCHILLA – A day after they lost their mother and a few hours after they had purchased her cemetery plot, two middle-aged men and their sister...

August 19th, 2016 |  


Leadership Lackawanna Executive Program accepting applications

Leadership Lackawanna Executive Program accepting applications

SCRANTON — Applications are now available for Leadership Lackawanna’s five-week Executive Program, which engages professionals in the grea...

August 8th, 2016 |  


South Abington Township native Jason Bamford chases entrepreneurial dreams with Geoswap

South Abington Township native Jason Bamford chases entrepreneurial dreams with Geoswap

NEWARK, Del. — South Abington Township native Jason Bamford is about to take his start-up business concept, Geoswap, to the next level.The app i...

August 2nd, 2016 |  


Abbiocco, Woods and Company to host Abington Business and Professional Association’s Summer After Hours Card Exchange

Abbiocco, Woods and Company to host Abington Business and Professional Association’s Summer After Hours Card Exchange

The Abington Business and Professional Association will hold its Summer After Hours Card Exchange from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Abbiocc...

August 1st, 2016 |  


Northeast Music Center Inc. raffles off autographed Carlos Santana guitar to benefit Griffin Pond Animal Shelter

Northeast Music Center Inc. raffles off autographed Carlos Santana guitar to benefit Griffin Pond Animal Shelter

Northeast Music Center Inc. in Dickson City, a national retailer for electric and acoustic guitars and other musical instruments, in cooperation with ...

July 18th, 2016 |  


Abington Farmers Market to open for 2016 season Saturday, July 16 at South Abington Park

Abington Farmers Market to open for 2016 season Saturday, July 16 at South Abington Park

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — Having a local farmers market where residents can buy produce and other goods that were grown and made right in the Abingt...

July 12th, 2016 |  


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