NEWS


Lakeland High School students hold suicide awareness fundraiser

Lakeland High School students hold suicide awareness fundraiser

Lakeland High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) club held a suicide awareness fundraiser to benefit the Lou Ruspi Jr. Found...

September 27th, 2016 |  


State Street Grill in Clarks Summit hosts ‘Gathering at the Grill’ to benefit The Gathering Place

State Street Grill in Clarks Summit hosts ‘Gathering at the Grill’ to benefit The Gathering Place

CLARKS SUMMIT — The patio at State Street Grill was packed Monday evening by community members who came out to a casual cookout for a local caus...

September 27th, 2016 |  


The Glenburn Township 12th Annual Art Show and Sale to open Sunday, Oct. 2

The Glenburn Township 12th Annual Art Show and Sale to open Sunday, Oct. 2

GLENBURN TWP. — Sometimes inspiration comes from places one might take for granted.Joanne Benson, an artist and organizer of the Glenburn Townsh...

September 27th, 2016 |  


Abington Business and Professional Association to hold Fall After Hours Card Exchange Oct. 5 at State Farm Thomas Agency

Abington Business and Professional Association to hold Fall After Hours Card Exchange Oct. 5 at State Farm Thomas Agency

The Abington Business and Professional Association will host a Fall After Hours Card Exchange from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 at State Farm T...

September 27th, 2016 |  


Dietrich Movie Mania! for week of Sept. 28, 2016

Dietrich Movie Mania! for week of Sept. 28, 2016

This week’s question: Who plays the voice of Sarah Gardner in “Storks?”Last week’s answer: Café Society.Last week’s...

September 27th, 2016 |  


Abington Heights outsources its custodial operations to GCA Services Group

Abington Heights outsources its custodial operations to GCA Services Group

CLARKS SUMMIT — Members of the Abington Heights School Board approved GCA Services Group, of Cleveland, Ohio, to oversee the district’s cu...

September 27th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Big second half leads Lackawanna Trail over Abington Heights in field hockey

Big second half leads Lackawanna Trail over Abington Heights in field hockey

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — Abington Heights’ defense held Lackawanna Trail scoreless for 15 minutes, but once the Lady Lions started clicking t...

September 27th, 2016 |  


Abington Journal sports calendar for the week of Sept. 28, 2016

Abington Journal sports calendar for the week of Sept. 28, 2016

Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in the clubhouse on Lake Winola Road. Info: http://www.fscweb.org/.Abington Ga...

September 27th, 2016 |  


Special teams play sparks Valley View past Abington Heights on the gridiron

Special teams play sparks Valley View past Abington Heights on the gridiron

CLARKS SUMMIT — The combination of an opportunistic offense and a big play of special teams helped Valley View hold off Abington Heights, 22-17,...

September 27th, 2016 |  


H.S. Sports Roundup: Abington Heights girls tennis team wins three matches

H.S. Sports Roundup: Abington Heights girls tennis team wins three matches

BOYS CROSS COUNTRYLions get win at meetLackawanna Trail defeated Blue Ridge, 15-50, but was defeated by Elk Lake, 38-20, and Montrose, 16-42, in a Lac...

September 27th, 2016 |  


Keystone College appoints Nora Joyce as assistant girls basketball coach

Keystone College appoints Nora Joyce as assistant girls basketball coach

LA PLUME — Nora Joyce joined Keystone College’s women’s basketball program as an assistant coach.Joyce comes to the Giants’ si...

September 27th, 2016 |  


Alley Cats Bowling League scores for the week of Sept. 28, 2016

Alley Cats Bowling League scores for the week of Sept. 28, 2016

Below are the scores for the Alley Cats Bowling League for the week of Sept. 20:Team Standings: Panthers-7, Wildcats-7, Lynx-7, Siamese-7, Calicos-6, ...

September 24th, 2016 |  


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LIFE


2016-2017 Arts at First Presbyterian concert series to open on Sunday, Oct. 16

2016-2017 Arts at First Presbyterian concert series to open on Sunday, Oct. 16

CLARKS SUMMIT — Members of the music faculty at Marywood University will open the 2016-2017 Arts at First Presbyterian season with a concert at ...

September 27th, 2016 |  


Rotary Club of the Abingtons’ 2016 Taste of the Abingtons to benefit Rotary International’s End Polio Now campaign, local projects

Rotary Club of the Abingtons’ 2016 Taste of the Abingtons to benefit Rotary International’s End Polio Now campaign, local projects

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — Samples from the menus of local restaurants and eateries.Complimentary beer and wine tasting.Cigar smoking.Live music.Sile...

September 27th, 2016 updated: September 27th, 2016. |  


Man on the Street: ‘What’s your earliest memory?’

Man on the Street: ‘What’s your earliest memory?’

“My first day of kindergarten I screamed and cried so they sent me home until the first grade. I scared the crap out of them.”Arnie FlamSo...

September 27th, 2016 |  


The Glenburn Township 12th Annual Art Show and Sale to open Sunday, Oct. 2

The Glenburn Township 12th Annual Art Show and Sale to open Sunday, Oct. 2

GLENBURN TWP. — Sometimes inspiration comes from places one might take for granted.Joanne Benson, an artist and organizer of the Glenburn Townsh...

September 27th, 2016 |  


Dietrich Movie Mania! for week of Sept. 28, 2016

Dietrich Movie Mania! for week of Sept. 28, 2016

This week’s question: Who plays the voice of Sarah Gardner in “Storks?”Last week’s answer: Café Society.Last week’s...

September 27th, 2016 |  


Marten’s Creek Artists to hold annual show Saturday, Oct. 1 in Nicholson

Marten’s Creek Artists to hold annual show Saturday, Oct. 1 in Nicholson

The Martens Creek Artists Annual Show will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Nicholson Methodist Church on State St...

September 27th, 2016 |  


OPINION


More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater staff, volunteers mourn the sudden death of bookkeeper Barbara Jones

More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater staff, volunteers mourn the sudden death of bookkeeper Barbara Jones

This past week has definitely been the most heartrending and difficult for us at the Dietrich. Our dear, dear friend and Dietrich Theater bookkeeper B...

September 20th, 2016 |  


Parenting, Abington Style: The dreaded first day of school wasn’t so bad this year

Parenting, Abington Style: The dreaded first day of school wasn’t so bad this year

In my house, we collectively dread the first day of school like the plague. Decades ago, I was the kindergartener (and first-grader) who refused to ge...

September 13th, 2016 |  


More Than Movies: Creative outlets abound for adults at the Dietrich Theater

More Than Movies: Creative outlets abound for adults at the Dietrich Theater

Do you have a creative outlet? Or have you always wanted to explore the arts but felt that you lacked the time? I know that is how it is for many of u...

September 13th, 2016 |  


Rotary Club of the Abingtons: Taste of the Abington on the menu

Rotary Club of the Abingtons: Taste of the Abington on the menu

The Rotary Club of the Abingtons will present the 12th Annual Taste of the Abingtons from 3 to 5 p.m. the first Sunday in October. This exciting fundr...

September 6th, 2016 |  


My Bookmark: Check out these career-inspired kids books at the Abington Community Library

My Bookmark: Check out these career-inspired kids books at the Abington Community Library

Discover careers and volunteers with these books available at the Abington Community Library:• It does not matter how old you are; you can lend ...

September 6th, 2016 |  


My Library Card: What do you want to do?

My Library Card: What do you want to do?

Teens: Thinking about what career path/s you would like to explore? Get the inside scoop from these titles, available at the Abington Community Librar...

September 6th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


Leadership Lackawanna Core Program Class of 2016-2017 scholarship recipients announced

Leadership Lackawanna Core Program Class of 2016-2017 scholarship recipients announced

SCRANTON — Each year, Leadership Lackawanna awards scholarships to qualified candidates who need assistance paying the Core Program tuition rate...

September 20th, 2016 |  


The University of Scranton SBDC receives full accreditation from the Association of Small Business Development Centers

The University of Scranton SBDC receives full accreditation from the Association of Small Business Development Centers

SCRANTON — During the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania SBDC network, The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) was p...

September 20th, 2016 |  


Allied Services opens first new Rehab Center in over a decade

Allied Services opens first new Rehab Center in over a decade

Community partners, patients, staff and leadership from Allied Services Integrated Health System gather for the grand opening of the Dunmore Rehab Cen...

September 20th, 2016 |  


Everything Natural’s We Love Local Open House to highlight Abington-area vendors

Everything Natural’s We Love Local Open House to highlight Abington-area vendors

CLARKS SUMMIT — Everything Natural has always been committed to supporting the community.That service to local vendors and businesses will conti...

September 13th, 2016 |  


Allied Services Integrated Health System recognizes retiring employees

Allied Services Integrated Health System recognizes retiring employees

Allied Services Integrated Health System recognized the years of service of its retiring employees at a ceremony held at the corporate headquarters in...

September 13th, 2016 |  


Clarks Summit Police Department receives bike donation from Sicklers Bike and Sports Shop

Clarks Summit Police Department receives bike donation from Sicklers Bike and Sports Shop

Sicklers Bike and Sports Shop donated a police-model bike to the Clarks Summit Police Department. David Kaplan, owner of Sicklers, provided the model ...

September 13th, 2016 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA