Man on the street: ‘Do you have any regrets in life?’

“Losing my husband after 47 years. We were very close. We have sixchildren and 19 grandchildren.” Mary Francis Anderson Scranton “No. I had a good husband and I have four kids. They all did good for themselves. One daughter is a doctor in California. One daughter runs an office at State Farm Insurance at Downington. […]

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More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater programs are informative, spooky, fun

Sometimes a program at the Dietrich Theater is so informative, we feel we must tell all of you about it. Last Saturday, Mike Lovegreen presented “Agriculture – The Roots of the Endless Mountains,” a program sponsored by the Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) with funding from the PA DCNR. I don’t know about you, but […]

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Dietrich Movie Mania trivia contest for week of Oct. 25, 2017

This week’s question: What is the tagline for the movie “Geostorm?” Last week’s answer: “Happy Death Day.” Last week’s winner: Beth Hepburn, of Clarks Green. http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_AJ_Dietrich_Mania_BW-Copy-3.jpg

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Arts and entertainment calendar for week of Oct. 25, 2017

VISUAL ARTS & PERFORMING ARTS 2017 Marywood Faculty Biennial exhibit, Now through Nov. 19 in Marywood University’s Mahady Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts. This multimedia exhibition of current work by Marywood University’s Department of Visual Arts faculty showcases a diverse range of styles, mediums, and techniques of more than 30 artists/educators. Gallery hours are […]

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‘Together Alone’ film by Pouran Esrafily to be shown at AFA Gallery Nov. 4

SCRANTON — Multi-media artist Pouran Esrafily will screen her film “Together Alone” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 on the second floor of AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave. The film length is approximate 94 minutes. Admission is free. Solitary by nature, the artist is inspired by nature. Her work is about her experience. In the […]

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AFA Gallery in Scranton to host Holiday Auction Nov. 18, with preview Nov. 3

The AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, will host its annual Holiday Auction at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, with with a preview of the artwork scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. during First Friday, Nov. 3. The auction is festive way to kick off the holiday season and offers a variety of artwork and […]

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Halloween Rock Party to benefit nonprofit Making Music Matter For Kids

CLARKS SUMMIT — Borough resident Lance Miley can trace his passion for music back to around when he was 3 years old. He remembers sitting in the living room with The Glen Campbell Show on TV, watching Campbell take a guitar pick out of his pocket and start playing. “At that moment, I wanted a […]

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Mostly Opera to present ‘The Ghosts of Tin Pan Alley’ dinner theater Oct. 28

SCRANTON — Three “ghosts” are preparing to “haunt” the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 28. But there is no need to worry; they are of the friendly — and musical — persuasion. Actors Larry Vojtko, David Spitzer and Connor McGuigan will portray the ghosts of 1920s American composers George […]

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Dietrich Theater’s October Open Mic Night to feature Vocal Accord

TUNKHANNOCK — Vocal Accord, a local quartet, will be the headliner at this month’s Open Mic Night at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 in the Dietrich Theater’s Peg Fassett Performance Studio. The quartet includes a mix of experienced and novice talent. Tenor Raleigh Bloch earned two bronze medals at the international competition level in 2004 […]

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Man on the street: ‘If you had one day to live, how would you spend it?’

“With my husband Thomas riding around in our ‘66 Mustang going for apple cider.” Susie Davidson Dalton “I would spend it with my wife.” John Bevard Clarks Summit “I would spend all the money I have on the biggest meal.” Heath Goldstein South Abington Twp. “Reminiscing with family.” Tom Wicks Glenburn “I would spend it […]

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