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Clarks Summit native Alyssa Lazar to perform in NEPA during holiday season

A Clarks Summit native has taken her pursuit of a career in music to Nashville, Tenn. to study, but she’ll return home for a few performances during the holiday season. Alyssa Lazar, a 19-year-old freshman at Belmont University School of Music, will play a series of shows in Northeastern Pennsylvania beginning Thursday at Crotti’s on […]

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More Than Movies: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ attracts hundreds to the Dietrich Theater

Bob Boyce took the packed audience back to 2001, the year the Dietrich Theater reopened, the first year we showed “It’s a Wonderful Life,” when only 50 people showed up to see it. “This was our gift to the community for supporting the theater, so we showed it again the next year.” Even fewer people […]

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Library News: Cozying up to winter at the Abington Community Library

Families went for a magical ride on the Polar Express last week here at the Abington Community Library. This annual tradition takes place after hours on a Sunday in December each year, and is sponsored by the Teen Leadership Committee. Teen volunteers read the book by Chris Van Allsburg, led holiday songs complete with bells […]

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Clarks Summit native Alyssa Lazar to perform in NEPA during holiday season

A Clarks Summit native has taken her pursuit of a career in music to Nashville, Tenn., to study, but she’ll return home for a few performances during the holiday season. Alyssa Lazar, a 19-year-old freshman at Belmont University School of Music, will play a series of shows in Northeastern Pennsylvania beginning Friday at Sidney’s Lounge […]

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Clarks Green Assembly of God to present the Brass Elves Saturday, Dec. 16

CLARKS GREEN — Clarks Green Assembly of God wrapped up its annual free gift to the community, the three-day Live Nativity of the Abingtons, with its final performance of the year on Sunday evening, Dec. 10. But the church isn’t yet finished with its seasonal gift giving. Its next community event, slated for this weekend, […]

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Bet’a Bread has served Clarks Summit area since 2010

CLARKS SUMMIT – At just before 10 a.m. on a recent Saturday, after one of his employees turned on the electric “OPEN” sign in the front window and the first customer through the door flipped the door sign from CLOSED to OPEN, Michael Bonczar took a seat at a table inside the Bet’a Bread Bakery […]

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Man on the street: ‘Have you finished your Christmas shopping?’

“I usually don’t finish until the day before Christmas. My wife mostly does the shopping.” Jim Davis Glenburn “Carefully listening to cues over the year, I’ve been able to simplify gifting decisions going for quality over quantity.” Marie King Clarks Green “We’re (my husband and I) done for the first time before Christmas Eve. We […]

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Arts and entertainment calendar for week of Dec. 13, 2017

AUDITIONS & CALLS FOR ENTRY Actors Circle seeks play submissions: The community theater group is seeking submissions for its 2018/2019 season. Those interested in directing a play should send a script with submission form, available online at actorscircle.com, to Actors Circle, c/o Linda Griffiths, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton, PA, 18508, no later than Dec. 15. […]

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Arcadia Chorale to present 34th annual Messiah Sing-Along Sunday, Dec. 17

The Arcadia Chorale will present the 34th annual Messiah Sing-Along, a long-standing Northeast Pennsylvania holiday tradition, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17 in St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Scranton. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors and WVIA members and free for students. Copies of the music will also be available for purchase […]

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More Than Movies: Dietrich’s Cookie Walk a success

Cookies, cookies, cookies. We asked for 700 dozen cookies and you delivered – 8,400 homemade cookies from our friends and supporters. The Dietrich Theater Cookie Walk was a great success and we thank all the bakers who came through for us. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Cookie Walk support classes and scholarships […]

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