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Dietrich Theater to host ‘Bully Busters’ program

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John Filer, of High Energy Fitness, Tunkhannock invites students, families, and teachers to attend a free program, “Bully Busters,” Saturday, Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. The presentation will include practical strategies to combat bullying.Bullying is a recognized problem in the community and the United States, borne out by startling statistics, according to a Dietrich Theater news release.“All parents want their children to be safe,” said Filer in the release.So, he created a program that shows 12 ways to deal with a bully. He teaches that the winner of a fight is the one who prevents it, and his strategies teach how to prevent conflict with a bully.


Sept. 11 commemoration planned at McDade Park

The 911 Memorial Committee of Lackawanna County will hold its annual commemoration of the innocent and the heroes of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on America in 2001.The event will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Memorial Site in McDade Park. Bishop J.C. Bambera will give invocation and Rev. Tawan Bailey, Bethel AME will give the benediction. Kendra Lynn, sister of SSgt. Steven R.Tudor will give the main address in honor of her late brother who was killed in action.

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Marywood grad student wins national award

Katherine Herbster, a graduate student at Marywood University, recently received a student research award at the convention of the American Psychological Association (APA) in Washington, D.C.The student research award from Division 12 of APA (Clinical Psychology) recognized five graduate student research project presentations at the convention, and was awarded based on Herbster’s master’s thesis research, titled “Do Interpersonal Problems Mediate The Relationship ...

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Flynn planning additional outreach in the Abingtons

In an effort to make state services available to more people, the office of state Rep. Marty Flynn will begin offering bimonthly outreach visits to Clarks Green and South Abington Township.The visits will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on the third Wednesday of each month and will alternate between the two locations.The September visit will be September 17 at the South Abington Township Building, 2nd floor meeting room, 104 Shady Lane Road in Chinchilla.Flynn&...

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Compressed natural gas fueling station to open in 6 to 9 months in Dunmore

A Dunmore company’s public compressed natural gas fueling station should be operational in six to nine months, the firm’s chief executive officer said Monday.Louis Evans of Commonwealth Energy Group recently announced the company would build the station in Dunmore.That project is part of the company’s multi-state development plan to construct fueling centers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The centers will be state of the art, fully automated and de...

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Hickory Project to perform live at Dietrich Theater

Contemporary bluegrass group Hickory Project is returning to the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock Sunday, Aug. 24 at 3 pm. Known for their acoustic music with a twist of bluegrass, this live concert brings back mandolin champion Anthony Hannigan to the Dietrich Theater stage with Steve Belcher on bass, Craig Vance on guitar, Dave Cavage on banjo, and Jillian Hannigan on flute.Admission is free and donations are accepted.

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Dietrich Theater’s Open Mic Night to features musician Corky Staats

Whether or not you have been to one of the Dietrich Theater’s Open Mic Nights in the Peg Fassett Performance Studio, you will want to be there Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m., according to a theater news release, to enjoy the original music of singer and guitarist Corky Staats.Hailing from Montrose, Staats has been composing and playing for more than 25 years. According to Staats, his original material reflects the sounds of Neil Young, John Prine and James Taylor.This f...

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Rally for Reilly to be held at The V-Spot Sept. 7

Rally for Reilly will be held at the V-Spot, 906 Providence Road, Scranton, Sunday, Sept. 7, from 1 to 8 p.m. The event’s purpose is to raise funds and awareness for Reilly Itterly, 12, of Clarks Summit, who will undergo spinal fusion surgery to treat severe scoliosis.Itterly’s surgery is scheduled for Sept. 16, at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.Tickets to Rally for Reilly cost $5 at the door, and include live entertainment featuring five bands...

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Scranton Tennis Club Championships held Aug. 8-10

Rob Farrell was a double winner in the Scranton Tennis Club Championships held last weekend. Rob’s rock-solid ground strokes enabled him to capture the Men’s A Singles title with a narrow 6-3, 5-7, (10-8) win over Tim Lionetti. In the Men’s A Doubles he paired with Joe Bailey to defeat Joe McNulty and Burt Reese 6-1, 6-4.To reach the singles final Farrell ousted defending champion John Weiss 6-7(4), 6-2, (10-5), while Lionetti surprised second-seeded Robby Azzarel...

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First Presbyterian Church in Clarks Summit to offer children’s art classes

The First Presbyterian Church in Clarks Summit and the Fleetville Community Center will again host detailed instructions in drawing and painting for children, with all supplies provided.Drawing skills will focus on proportions, values, composition, light and shadow. Pencil, charcoal, Ink, and pastel will be used to create line, space, and texture.Basic and advanced techniques in watercolor and acrylic painting with an emphasis on creativity are explored. Students will im...

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NEPA Aging Network Alliance to host ‘Successful Aging’ event Sept. 18 at Scranton YMCA

NEPA Aging Network Alliance (NANA) Planning Committee Members met to finalize plans for their free educational event Successful Aging.Successful Aging is an opportunity for the community to learn from local experts. Topics include: Elder Law, Housing, Community Services, and Elder Care. Information will be available from over 40 NANA members.The event will be held at The Greater Scranton YMCA, 706 N. Blakely Street, Dunmore, Thursday, Sept. 18. Doors open at 4 p.m. There...

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Dickson City Cub Scout Pack 21 goes camping

The Dickson City Cub Scout Pack 21, chartered by the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, recently spent a week camping at Camp Acahela in the Pocono Mountains.Enjoying ball games, rock climbing and other outdoor activities, the scouts reveled in the beauty and care free life in the wilderness. Sleeping in cots inside tents, some boys longed for the comforts of home while others breathed in all that the scouting week had to offer. Water activities and scout crafting were a...

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Timmy Walsh of Camera For A Cure plants flowers for Children’s Advocacy Center

Timmy Walsh, creator of Camera For A Cure (CFA) and a First Class Boy Scout with Troop 21, used his gardening skills to help the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC), located on Mulberry Street in Scranton.Walsh is a supporter of the CAC through his CFAC, so when the Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 21 ended up with an overabundance of flowers donated to them by the Flower Tent in Dickson City, Walsh knew who to help. He spent the next day planting flowers in already donated fl...

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Jim Wansacz sells the Harrisburg home he owned while receiving travel money

HARRISBURG — Former state representative and current Lackawanna County Commissioner Jim Wansacz, who bought a house in Harrisburg almost 11 years ago and lived there while still receiving taxpayer-funded per diem money, has sold the home for $115,000 — $43,000 more than he paid for it, acccording to a report by CBS 21 in Harrisburg.The TV station reported in February that Wansacz, a Democrat who represented the 114th Legislative District from 2000 to 2010, bought a hous...

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Abington Heights graduate Lara Sorokanich named editor of Syracuse University’s ‘The Daily Orange’

The editor in chief of the newly ranked number two college newspaper in the country is an Abington Heights High School graduate.Lara Sorokanich, a rising senior at Syracuse University, was named to the position at “The Daily Orange” in April, and will lead the independent student-run newspaper for the duration of the 2014-2015 school year, which begins Aug. 25. “The Princeton Review” released the “Best College Newspapers” list Aug. 4, placing the...

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Locals among Lackawanna College graduates

Lackawanna College conferred more than 300 associate degrees and certificates during its 120th commencement ceremony held May 17 at the Student Union, 500 Jefferson Ave., Scranton.Local graduates include:Dalton Andrew Coldwater, South Abington Township; Richard James Condeelis, Jr., Falls; Timothy J. Daniels, Tunkhannock; Daniel Alan Gates, Nicholson; Elaine R. Mackey, Nicholson; and Nicholas John Manglaviti, Lake Winola.Also, Tanya McLane, Clarks Summit; Lisa...

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Fire on Fulton Street, Wilkes-Barre displaces 2

WILKES-BARRE — Two men were displaced after a fire broke out this afternoon in a vacant upstairs apartment of the house they are renting on Fulton Street.It’s the second fire to break out at 48-50 Fulton St. in the last two weeks, a resident said.Fire Chief Jay Delaney said crews were dispatched to the blaze at 4:36 p.m. and encountered thick smoke on the unoccupied second floor.“Crews advanced and extinguished the fire. … No firefighte...

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National Park Service celebrates ‘birthday’ with Entrance Fee Free Day at Steamtown National Historic Site

The National Park Service, created by The Organic Act signed by President Woodrow Wilson on August 25, 1916, is gearing up for its centennial celebration in 2016. Steamtown National Historic Site will join with the more than 400 National Park Service units to celebrate the 98th birthday of “America’s Best Idea” with an Entrance Fee Free Day Monday, Aug. 25.

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