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More Than Movies: Preschoolers enjoy puppet show at the Dietrich Theater

More Than Movies: Preschoolers enjoy puppet show at the Dietrich Theater

More than 400 preschool children “stormed the stage” for the Tom Knight Puppet Show last Thursday. Not all at once, of course, but at thre...

April 25th, 2017 |  


Abington Heights School District hopes to award college credits

Abington Heights School District hopes to award college credits

CLARKS SUMMIT — Abington Heights Superintendent of Schools Michael Mahon shared information regarding a project the district is pursuing regardi...

April 25th, 2017 |  


See Jane Read: Steampunk imagines ‘the road not taken’

See Jane Read: Steampunk imagines ‘the road not taken’

I’m crazy about used book stores, so on a recent trip to Jim Thorpe to see my son and daughter-in-law, I couldn’t wait to visit one of my ...

April 25th, 2017 |  


Keystone College students plant flowers at Lackawanna State Park

Keystone College students plant flowers at Lackawanna State Park

N. ABINGTON TWP. — Keystone College students planted gladiola bulbs outside the Environmental Learning Center at Lackawanna State Park April 13....

April 25th, 2017 |  


Tunkhannock resident James Proulx makes honor society at Widener University

Tunkhannock resident James Proulx makes honor society at Widener University

CHESTER — James Proulx, of Tunkhannock, was inducted into the Widener University chapter of Omega Chi Epsilon, an American honor society for che...

April 25th, 2017 |  


Senator Lisa Baker announces office hours in Tunkhannock

Senator Lisa Baker announces office hours in Tunkhannock

TUNKHANNOCK — Senator Lisa Baker announced field representative Tom Yoniski will be available for consultation from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. May 3 in t...

April 25th, 2017 |  


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    College Corner: Alyssa McMinn shining in three events for Messiah College

    College Corner: Alyssa McMinn shining in three events for Messiah College

    Messiah College track coach Dale Fogelsanger feels Alyssa McMinn is ahead of schedule this spring as the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Outdoor Cham...

    April 25th, 2017 |  


    Keystone College names Joseph Ambrose as first women’s golf head coach

    Keystone College names Joseph Ambrose as first women’s golf head coach

    LA PLUME — Joseph Ambrose has been named Keystone College’s first-ever women’s golf head coach, according to an announcement by Dr. ...

    April 25th, 2017 |  


    Tunkhannock grad Colin Franko named to conference’s all-sportsmanship team

    Tunkhannock grad Colin Franko named to conference’s all-sportsmanship team

    ASTON — Keystone College men’s tennis player Colin Franko, a Tunkhannock High School graduate, was named to the Colonial States Athletic C...

    April 25th, 2017 |  


    Abington Journal sports calendar for the week of April 26, 2017

    Abington Journal sports calendar for the week of April 26, 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...

    April 25th, 2017 |  


    Lackawanna Trail graduate Keith Gavin named head wrestling coach at Pittsburgh

    Lackawanna Trail graduate Keith Gavin named head wrestling coach at Pittsburgh

    Keith Gavin became an NCAA Division I national champion during his wrestling days at the University of Pittsburgh.Now, almost a decade later, the Lack...

    April 19th, 2017 |  


    High school sports roundup: Abington Heights tennis team earns three wins

    High school sports roundup: Abington Heights tennis team earns three wins

    BASEBALLComets shut down CougarsJake Swank and Colin McCreary combined to throw a no-hitter as Abington Heights defeated Valley View, 3-1, in a Lackaw...

    April 18th, 2017 |  


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    Dietrich movie mania for week of April 26, 2017

    Dietrich movie mania for week of April 26, 2017

    This week’s question: Who plays the voice of Gargamel in “Smurfs: The Lost Village?”Last week’s answer: Vin Diesel.Last week&#...

    April 25th, 2017 |  


    Scranton Civic Ballet Company to host Open House Saturday, April 22

    Scranton Civic Ballet Company to host Open House Saturday, April 22

    SCRANTON — Scranton Civic Ballet Company will host an Open House for new, potential and current students and their families from 10 a.m. to 2 p....

    April 19th, 2017 |  


    Scranton Area Foundation grant supports Scranton Civic Ballet Company’s free ‘Eye on Dance’ performance for area school children

    Scranton Area Foundation grant supports Scranton Civic Ballet Company’s free ‘Eye on Dance’ performance for area school children

    SCRANTON — More than 1,200 students from area schools recently attend a free performance of the Scranton Civic Ballet Company at the Scranton Cu...

    April 19th, 2017 |  


    Waverly Community House’s second annual Greenhouse and Kitchen Show set for Saturday, April 29

    Waverly Community House’s second annual Greenhouse and Kitchen Show set for Saturday, April 29

    WAVERLY TWP. — The Waverly Community House (Comm) will host the second annual Greenhouse and Kitchen Show, featuring innovative ways to enhance ...

    April 19th, 2017 |  


    Arts and entertainment calendar for week of April 19, 2017

    Arts and entertainment calendar for week of April 19, 2017

    VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS‘Where Do Ideas Come From? Sculpture by Lisa Fedon,’ now through April 21 in The University of Scranton’s...

    April 18th, 2017 |  


    Abington Heights High School students bring Homer’s ‘Iliad’ to life

    Abington Heights High School students bring Homer’s ‘Iliad’ to life

    S. ABINGTON TWP. — After reading and studying Homer’s “Iliad,” students of Abington Heights teacher Marilyn Pryle’s 10th...

    April 17th, 2017 |  


    OPINION


    More Than Movies: Spring Film Festival underway at the Dietrich Theater

    More Than Movies: Spring Film Festival underway at the Dietrich Theater

    What a full and diverse week it has been at the Dietrich Theater.Nine photographers were celebrated at last Sunday’s reception, bringing 90 art ...

    April 10th, 2017 |  


    More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater hosts variety of classes, learning experiences

    More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater hosts variety of classes, learning experiences

    What makes us really happy at the Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater? Of course there are so many things, like adults and children...

    April 3rd, 2017 |  


    Rotary Club of the Abingtons: The Shoe That Grows founder Kenton Lee to speak at district conference

    Rotary Club of the Abingtons: The Shoe That Grows founder Kenton Lee to speak at district conference

    When you were a kid did you get an Easter outfit? Buy new shoes? If your parents were like mine, you would have gone to the Lewis and Reilley Shoe Sto...

    April 3rd, 2017 |  


    Dalton Library Delights: Dalton Community Library’s Spring Book and Bake Sale slated for Saturday, April 22

    Dalton Library Delights: Dalton Community Library’s Spring Book and Bake Sale slated for Saturday, April 22

    Hello April! Have we got plans for this month.It’s time for our Spring Book and Bake Sale at the Dalton Community Library. It will take place fr...

    April 3rd, 2017 |  


    My Team: JB Hoops seventh, eighth grade girls win King of the Hill Tournament in Pottstown

    My Team: JB Hoops seventh, eighth grade girls win King of the Hill Tournament in Pottstown

    The JB Hoops seventh/eighth-grade girls AAU team participated in the King of the Hill Tournament at The Hill School in Pottstown.The team first played...

    April 3rd, 2017 |  


    My STEM: The Boys and Girls Club STEM class learns about molecules

    My STEM: The Boys and Girls Club STEM class learns about molecules

    The Boys and Girls Club STEM held its fourth class last Friday.The girls learned about how molecules react in solutions of hot and cold water. In the ...

    April 3rd, 2017 |  


    BUSINESS


    Former Lackawanna Business Center to be redeveloped into the Northeast Environmental and Technology Center

    Former Lackawanna Business Center to be redeveloped into the Northeast Environmental and Technology Center

    MAYFIELD — NEET Center Associates LLC recently announced the acquisition of the former Lackawanna Business Center to redevelop the 95,000 square...

    March 6th, 2017 |  


    Coming soon: A Big Mac delivered to your door. But will you want it?

    Coming soon: A Big Mac delivered to your door. But will you want it?

    If the people won’t go to McDonald’s, then the Big Macs must go to them.At least that’s the plan.After a two-month test run in Flori...

    March 5th, 2017 updated: March 5th, 2017. |  


    Five Abington-area residents receive promotions at Allied Services

    Five Abington-area residents receive promotions at Allied Services

    CLARKS SUMMIT — Five Allied Services employees recently received promotions.Laura Marion, RN, BSN, was announced as the new Director of Operatio...

    March 1st, 2017 |  


    Allied Services honors Miracle Makers

    Allied Services honors Miracle Makers

    Allied Services Integrated Health System honored the contributions and successes of employees and managers from various divisions at their bimonthly M...

    February 6th, 2017 |  


    Davis promoted to director of information technology at Keystone Community Resources

    Davis promoted to director of information technology at Keystone Community Resources

    CLARKS SUMMIT — Darryl Davis has been promoted to director of information technology at Keystone Community Resources.He has led the KCR Informat...

    January 18th, 2017 |  


    Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board celebrates opening of expanded Fine Wine and Good Spirits store in Tunkhannock

    Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board celebrates opening of expanded Fine Wine and Good Spirits store in Tunkhannock

    TUNKHANNOCK — The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) welcomed local officials and the public to the grand opening of an expanded Fine Wine...

    January 16th, 2017 |  


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