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Warm sun to shine all weekend

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Warm, sunny and clear.That’s what is ahead for the weekend and most of next week, according to meteorologists from WNEP-TV and the National Weather Service.Local weather-woman Noreen Clark says this month is turning out to be the driest September on record since 1943.Patches of early-morning fog are to bake off as the sun rises higher this morning, making way for a clear day, high of 77 degrees. Tonight, the thermometer might dip as low as 54 degrees, but, at least for now, overnight temperatures are not likely to swing below 50 for the next seven days.Saturday and Sunday look equally sunny and clear, high of 80.Light clouds are expected to pass over starting on Monday into Tuesday, but no rainfall expected.

 

Testimony in Scranton: Transportation projects to boost NEPA’s and state’s economy

SCRANTON — The state’s transportation law signed by Gov. Tom Corbett last fall will give Pennsylvania’s roads and bridges a badly needed overhaul.But it also will put other modes of transportation on more stable ground and provide a boost to the state and local economy.That was a prevailing idea expressed at what was billed as a state Senate Transportation Committee hearing Thursday at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel.From state Transpor...

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John Dawe steps down as director of regional LGBT organization

John Dawe has stepped down as director of the NEPA Rainbow Alliance after leading the regional LGBT advocacy group through the past 10 years.Dawe, 33, of Kingston, had planned on transitioning out of the position last year when the group celebrated its 10th anniversary so he could devote more time to his business, Dawe Consulting, located in the Chamber Building on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre. He spent the past year making sure the Alliance had a solid board of directors in place...

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Locals to perform in University of Scranton Players production of ‘Table Manners’

The University of Scranton Players will open their fall 2014 season with the play “Table Manners,” written by Sir Alan Ayckbourn, and directed by Michael O’Steen, associate professor of English and theatre.Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28 in the Joseph M. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts.The production features Corey Kelly (as Norman), Conor Hurley (as Tom)...

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Pet of the Week: Meet Marshmallow

Name: MarshmallowAge: 6-months-oldSex: FemaleBreed: Domestic Short HairAbout me: I have feline leukemia virus and should be the only cat in the home.Remember to contact the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter at 570-586-3700 if your pet is lost or goes astray.The Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Twp., is open for the adoption of pets from noon to 4 p.m., six days a week (closed Tuesday). Wish list item...

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Pieces of the Abingtons

How well do you know the streets where you live? The Abington Journal puts your powers of observation to the test with our “Pieces of the Abingtons” contest. Every other week within the paper, we’ll feature a photograph of a landmark, architectural structure or other local item in public view in the Abingtons. We’ll ask you to submit a guess as to where the photo was taken and what’s featured in the photo. Then we’ll enter each correct answer in a drawing t...

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Trail knocks off Meyers

As impressive as Meyers’ opening drive was Saturday night, it came with a price.“When you lose your stud player on the first play, that hurts,” Meyers coach Corry Hanson said of running back Mark Robinson. “He tweaked his knee on that first carry. He was done for the first half. He tried to play a little defense in the second half, but then I decided not to use him.”Without Robinson, one of the top rushers in the Wyoming Valley Conference, c...

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Local cigar box guitar luthier Dave Whetsell to join musician Patrick Sweany and photographer Jim Gavenus in PocoNotes’ Faces and Voices of the Blues III

Children were building them as early as the 1870s. Blues and classic rock legends, such as Jimi Hendrix, Carl Perkins and Buddy Guy started out by learning to play them. Paul McCartney used one just last year to co-write “Cut Me Some Slack,” winning Best Rock Song in the 2014 Grammy Awards.Cigar box guitars have been around almost as long as cigar boxes, and the story of these homemade instruments is just as rich as the music flowing from them.This history is...

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Delaware Valley outlasts Abington Heights

Delaware Valley, known for its explosive offensive attack, was sparked by a play on special teams late in the first half of its game against Abington Heights last weekend.Junior Austin Cernek blocked a punt deep in Abington Heights’ territory and five plays later quarterback Brett Cohen connected with Lex Rosario for an 11-yard touchdown, giving the Warriors a 17-10 lead going into halftime.The touchdown was part of 27 unanswered points for the Warriors, who cruise...

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Comedy event benefits Griffin Pond Animal Shelter

The Griffin Pond Animal Shelter announced a comedy show to benefit the shelter will take place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Ramada Clarks Summit. Doors open at 7 p.m.Featured comedians will include Jason Pollock, Johnny V and C.J. Hood. Tickets are $15 and will be sold at the door between 7 and 8 p.m.For more information about this event, contact Jess Farrell at 570-507-1643.

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Keystone College Open House set for Oct. 4

Keystone College will host an Open House on Saturday, Oct. 4 at its La Plume campus. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. in the Theatre in Brooks and the Open House program will start at 9:30 a.m.Prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to meet with faculty members and tour the campus. Information on admissions, academic programs, financial aid, scholarships, student life, athletics, and the honors program will be provided. To register or for more information...

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Trail grad completes Leader Development and Assessment Course

Joel C. Mclaughlin, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet at Millersville University, has graduated from the Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Knox, Ky.The 29 days of training provide professional training and evaluation for all cadets in the aspects of military life, administration and logistical support. Although continued military training and leadership development is included in the curriculum, the primary focus of the course is to develop and eva...

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Tunkhannock HarvestFest set for Oct. 12 at Shadowbrook

Tunkhannock’s annual HarvestFest celebration, to benefit The Kevin Kitchnefsky Foundation for Spinal Cord Research, will be held from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12 at Shadowbrook Inn & Resort. Donations of $5 per child will support research toward a cure for paralysis. The first 100 paid admissions will receive a free McDonald’s Happy Meal.Activities will include pumpkin decorating, face painting, a bouncy house, pony rides and more. Refreshments, including Krisp...

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Time and date changed for Abington Heights football game at Wallenpaupack

The Abington Heights at Wallenpaupack high school football game, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday night, will be played at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

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Dallas shuts out Abington Heights in field hockey

Dallas defeated Abington Heights, 5-0, in a Wyoming Valley Conference field hockey match on Monday. Callie Amadio scored two goals for Dallas and Abby Downs, Kerri McGee and Sara Lojewski each added a goal for the Lady Mountaineers.Melanie Fricchione made five saves for Abington Heights.The Lady Comets return to action today for a 4:15 p.m. game at Holy Redeemer.

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Allied Services to host free rehab technology screenings

Allied Services Integrated Health System will host a series of rehab technology screenings. The free screenings, taking place in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, will allow children and adults who have experienced stroke, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy or spinal cord injury to explore whether new rehab technology can aid in their recovery or daily life.The screenings will be administered by Bioness, a company that utilizes functional electronic stimulation to ...

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Adcroft is member of Mansfield sprint football team

Lackawanna Trail graduate Jake Adcroft will be a freshman member of the Mansfield University sprint football team for the upcoming 2014 season.The Mountaineers opened the season by hosting the University of Pennsylvania under the lights at Karl Van Norman Field on Sept. 20 as part of the Light Up Mansfield Again 2014 festivities. Mansfield hosted its third home football game under the lights after inventing night football in 1892.Last year, Mansfield hosted its first nig...

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Alley Cats bowling scores

Alley Cats bowling scores from Sept. 16 are as follows:Team standings: Panthers-10, Bobcats-8, Tigers-8, Siamese-7, Wildcats-6, Manx-5, Lynx-3, Ghost-1High individual game: Donna Kay O’Hara-168, Carole Hamersly-165, Josephine Petry-159High individual series: Carole Hamersly-480, Bette Connell-456, Donna Kay O’Hara-445High team game: Wildcats-719, Panthers-675, Manx-662High team series: Wildcats-2109, Panthers-1955, Manx-1899...

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