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Rogue Chimp to close out 2017 Lakeside Wednesday Concerts series with Aug. 30 performance at Hillside Park

Rogue Chimp to close out 2017 Lakeside Wednesday Concerts series with Aug. 30 performance at Hillside Park

S. ABINGTON TWP. — Rogue Chimp will close the 2017 Lakeside Wednesday Concerts series with a show from 6 p.m. to dusk Aug. 30 at Hillside Park o...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Marywood University’s Student Activities and Leadership Development office to hold first-ever Student Leadership Conference

Marywood University’s Student Activities and Leadership Development office to hold first-ever Student Leadership Conference

SCRANTON — Marywood University’s Student Activities and Leadership Development office will hold its first-ever CONQUER Student Leadership ...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Lackawanna County 9/11 Memorial Committee plans 16th anniversary ceremony

Lackawanna County 9/11 Memorial Committee plans 16th anniversary ceremony

The 9/11 Memorial Committee of Lackawanna County will mark the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. The c...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Orthopedic surgeon Kevin Colleran to present free seminar on shoulder pain and injuries

Orthopedic surgeon Kevin Colleran to present free seminar on shoulder pain and injuries

SCRANTON — Orthopedic surgeon Kevin Colleran will present a free seminar on shoulder pain and injuries at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 at the Mc...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Abington Heights and Lackawanna Trail high school teachers receive Centennial Educator Awards at Jefferson convocation

Abington Heights and Lackawanna Trail high school teachers receive Centennial Educator Awards at Jefferson convocation

Two local high school teachers were among recipients of the Centennial Educator Awards at Jefferson, the new merger of Philadelphia University and Tho...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Northeast Regional Cancer Institute names Steven Scheinman chair for the 25th Annual Cancer Survivors Day

Northeast Regional Cancer Institute names Steven Scheinman chair for the 25th Annual Cancer Survivors Day

SCRANTON — Steven J. Scheinman, M.D., was named chair for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s 25th Annual Cancer Survivors Day.A can...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


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    SPORTS


    Experienced Abington Heights girls tennis team aims for continued success

    Experienced Abington Heights girls tennis team aims for continued success

    NEWTON TWP. — The Abington Heights girls tennis team has won seven consecutive District 2 Class 3A team championships and the return of six play...

    August 22nd, 2017 |  


    Abington Junior Comets football teams open season with wins

    Abington Junior Comets football teams open season with wins

    The Abington Junior Comets football organization opened its 2017 season in the All County Conference Junior Football League (ACCJFL) Aug. 19-20.The Ab...

    August 22nd, 2017 |  


    Abington Journal sports calendar for the week of Aug. 23, 2017

    Abington Journal sports calendar for the week of Aug. 23, 2017

    Newton Recreation Center summer hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday June 1 through Aug. 31. The center is located at 1814 Newton Ransom Blv...

    August 22nd, 2017 |  


    Bridenthal to lead Keystone College’s cross country and track and field programs

    Bridenthal to lead Keystone College’s cross country and track and field programs

    LA PLUME — Jessica Bridenthal was named head coach of Keystone College’s men’s and women’s cross country and track and field t...

    August 22nd, 2017 |  


    Abington National knocks off Dunmore in City-County baseball tournament

    Abington National knocks off Dunmore in City-County baseball tournament

    GLENBURN TWP. — Abington National utilized “little ball” to spark a rally and defeat Dunmore, 9-3, in the first round of the Distric...

    August 15th, 2017 updated: August 16th, 2017. |  


    High school fall sports season begins with opening week of practices

    High school fall sports season begins with opening week of practices

    The high school fall sports season got underway Monday, Aug. 14 with the start of official practices for cross country, field hockey, football, golf, ...

    August 15th, 2017 updated: August 15th, 2017. |  


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    LIFE


    More Than Movies: Open mic, film festival, river towns tour among upcoming events at the Dietrich Theater

    More Than Movies: Open mic, film festival, river towns tour among upcoming events at the Dietrich Theater

    Have you ever been to an Open Mic Night at the Dietrich? If not, I recommend checking it out. It is just a fun, relaxing night out to experience local...

    August 22nd, 2017 |  


    Dietrich Movie Mania for week of Aug. 23, 2017

    Dietrich Movie Mania for week of Aug. 23, 2017

    This week’s question: Who are the two lead actors in “The Hitman’s Bodyguard?”Last week’s answer: 2014.Last week’s...

    August 22nd, 2017 |  


    Eleven Abington Community Library teams participate in county-wide Battle of the Books competition

    Eleven Abington Community Library teams participate in county-wide Battle of the Books competition

    CLARKS SUMMIT — The Abington Community Library recently participated in the Lackawanna County Library System Battle of the Books competition. Te...

    August 22nd, 2017 |  


    Arts and entertainment calendar for week of Aug. 16, 2017

    Arts and entertainment calendar for week of Aug. 16, 2017

    AUDITIONS AND CALLS FOR ENTRYAuditions for Marywood University’s fall production, ‘A Streetcar Named Desire,’ 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 31 an...

    August 15th, 2017 |  


    Jewish Federation of NEPA brings award-winning mentalist duo the Evasons to Scranton

    Jewish Federation of NEPA brings award-winning mentalist duo the Evasons to Scranton

    The Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania will host the mentalist duo Jeff and Tessa Evason on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Scranton JCC’s ...

    August 14th, 2017 |  


    Local artist Shirley Eagen gives lecture, demonstration at The Gathering Place

    Local artist Shirley Eagen gives lecture, demonstration at The Gathering Place

    CLARKS SUMMIT — Local artist Shirley Eagen presented a lecture and art demonstration, involving the innovative technique of egg acrylic, on Wedn...

    August 14th, 2017 |  


    OPINION


    More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater is all about community

    More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater is all about community

    Have you ever attended Open Mic at the Peg Fassett Performing Arts Studio at the Dietrich?Generally scheduled for 7 p.m. every fourth Friday from Marc...

    August 8th, 2017 |  


    My Project: ‘Toss’ together a homemade game

    My Project: ‘Toss’ together a homemade game

    Kids can get some final summer fun (and a little exercise) in before school starts with this simple do-it-yourself bean bag toss game.What you will ne...

    August 1st, 2017 |  


    My Library Card: Seven books for the athletic teen

    My Library Card: Seven books for the athletic teen

    Teens: Get in the mood for the fall athletic season with these sports-themed reads, available at the Abington Community Library.Non-Fiction• ...

    July 31st, 2017 |  


    More Than Movies: Summer camps and concerts at the Dietrich Theater

    More Than Movies: Summer camps and concerts at the Dietrich Theater

    What are the most enduring summer camps at the Dietrich Theater? It happens to be the Theatre and Visual Arts Camps offered every summer since 2003. A...

    July 31st, 2017 |  


    Dalton Library Delights: A busy summer at the Dalton Community Library

    Dalton Library Delights: A busy summer at the Dalton Community Library

    Busy, busy, busy! This summer has been quite busy at the Dalton Community Library.This year’s programs have really been popular for families bot...

    July 31st, 2017 |  


    Rotary Club of the Abingtons: From immigrants to citizens

    Rotary Club of the Abingtons: From immigrants to citizens

    Many people from different parts of the world recently traveled to the federal courthouse in Scranton and changed their status from immigrants to citi...

    July 31st, 2017 |  


    BUSINESS


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    Keystone Community Resources Scranton honors state representative, local business leaders

    Keystone Community Resources Scranton honors state representative, local business leaders

    SCRANTON — Keystone Community Resources (KCR) recently held a Celebration of Choice Award dinner at the Radisson.KCR honored State Representativ...

    July 25th, 2017 |  


    The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce recognizes outgoing board members

    The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce recognizes outgoing board members

    SCRANTON — The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce recently recognized outgoing board members at its annual joint boards meeting, held at Lacka...

    July 11th, 2017 |  


    Honesdale National Bank presents $2,500 check to Leadership Lackawanna

    Honesdale National Bank presents $2,500 check to Leadership Lackawanna

    Honesdale National Bank recently presented a $2,500 check to Leadership Lackawanna through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program...

    July 11th, 2017 |  


    Fidelity Bank supports Leadership Lackawanna with $5,000 donation

    Fidelity Bank supports Leadership Lackawanna with $5,000 donation

    Fidelity Bank recently presented a $5,000 check to Leadership Lackawanna through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to suppor...

    July 11th, 2017 |  


    Jakubos family operates fresh produce stands in Tunkhannock and Glenburn

    Jakubos family operates fresh produce stands in Tunkhannock and Glenburn

    Members of the Jakubos family have been selling fruits, vegetables, jams, syrups and honeys alongside U.S. routes 6 and 11 for 49 years. They have two...

    July 10th, 2017 updated: July 11th, 2017. |  


    South Abington Township resident and organic chemist Tanya Sutton develops line of liquid skin salves

    South Abington Township resident and organic chemist Tanya Sutton develops line of liquid skin salves

    S. ABINGTON TWP. — The flowers and plants surrounding the Sutton family’s home testify to Tanya Sutton’s enjoyment in and skill for ...

    June 20th, 2017 |