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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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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Guest Editorial: A stand for the national anthem

We stand. We stand for unity, we stand for faith, we stand proud of our independent nation, we stand for the freedom and the lives lost for that freedom. In the year 1776, the United States fought for our freedom. Each and every soldier risked their lives to protect our nation and ensure the freedom […]

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Safety in the Summit: Fire and public safety tips for the Christmas season

Members of the Clarks Summit Fire Department wish everyone a safe and joyous holiday season. Here are some Christmas tree safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association: As you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly. Picking the […]

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Parenting, Abington style: People who give inspire us to be better

If you recognize yourself in this article, thank you. Over this past year, I have been touched by the kindness of friends, family and acquaintances too many times to count, and it often originated on Facebook. One positive aspect of Facebook is the charitable giving it can promote. As an employee of Friendship House, a […]

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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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More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater is bursting with community spirit

It’s a wonderful tradition. “It’s a Wonderful Life” during holiday time at the Dietrich, that is. Since we first reopened the Dietrich Theater in 2001, our gift to the community is to have free showings of this classic and beloved movie. We are so grateful to Ace-Robbins, Inc. for its continuing sponsorship of this tradition, […]

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Dalton Library Delights: A year in review at the Dalton Community Library

As I rewind the memories of 2017, I can’t help but think back and smile. It was a year of pleasantries and support, which left lasting impressions. Remembering the never-ending winter that began 2017 is easy. Although it was cold and snowy outside, the familiar faces coming in our library were warm and friendly. Talking […]

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Rotary Club of the Abingtons: Superheroes for Christmas

At our Thanksgiving dinner held at the regular Rotary Club meeting in November at the Ramada, a paper was passed around for Rotarians to sign up to buy presents for children in the Early Childhood Program at the North Scranton Head Start School. Only a few children were left when the paper came to me, […]

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