More Than Movies: Silence observed

I have been noting lately we have so few opportunities to observe silence in our lives. This is so dramatically illustrated in our art classes, because art classes are times when silence sometimes reigns, silence while creating an art project, especially as it is planned and conceived. As Dietrich Theater art teacher Amy Colley says, […]

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Parenting Abington Style: Reflections on teen drivers

My daughter and most of her friends are deep in the throes of learning to drive. Even the ones who already have their licenses are still learning, as evidenced by the stories I’m hearing about speeding tickets, fender benders and suspension of privileges. The day after my daughter’s 16th birthday, we made our way to […]

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Letter to the editor: Tips for a safe and happy Halloween

Editor: As a concerned parent, I would like to share some helpful hints to have a safe Halloween season: 1. Trick or treat in large groups of friends – take count of group members after every house, if not accompanied by an adult. 2. Do not go into strangers’ houses. 3. Do not eat unwrapped […]

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More Than Movies: Stories take center stage at the Dietrich Theater

A Lake Carey story and a Harding story – our exhibits often tell wonderful stories. The newly installed Heritage Quilts exhibit, on display through Nov. 15, tells two stories of the special quilting tradition in our area, the story of two special families. Robert Fellows, of Lake Carey, is sharing the quilts and memorabilia of […]

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Man on the street: ‘Why do we celebrate Columbus Day?’

“Because Columbus discovered America on the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria.” Emilia Gabello Dunmore “To celebrate Columbus coming to America.” Anna Kapacs-Fenton Scranton “We celebrate Columbus Day because, without him, we wouldn’t be here right now. He found a new nation. America is a place where we all can be together.” Grace Kapacs-Fenton Scranton “Because […]

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Rotary Club of the Abingtons: Flowers planted by Steve Selige adorn State Street.

Have you noticed? Flowers of all colors sprout from containers on State Street sidewalks in Clarks Summit. This project for beautification of our community is part of the mission of the Rotary Club of the Abingtons. In early spring, Rotarian Steven Selige inspects the containers, built in 1992 by Rotary. He works with the Clarks […]

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My Library Card: Tales of discovery for teen readers

Teens: Grab your library card and discover a good story among the pages of these books, available at the Abington Community Library. NON-FICTION “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer In April 1992, a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. Four months later, […]

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Dalton Library Delights: It’s book and bake sale time at Dalton Library

October is one of our favorite months at the Dalton Community Library. It is book and bake sale time. Get your calendar ready and let’s get right to the details: the big sale is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Let me answer some questions regularly asked: Will the sale have adult […]

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My Bookmark: Seven reads for young explorers

Kids: This fall, “explore” a new subject. Try these books about exploration, available at the Abington Community Library: Young children will enjoy the classic “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,” retold by Michael Rosen with illustrations by Helen Oxenbury. Children travel through grass, mud and other obstacles in search of an inevitable encounter. Travel far […]

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My Team: Our Lady of Peace eighth-grade basketball players selected

The Our Lady of Peace eighth-grade girls basketball team has been selected. The team scrimmaged South Intermediate and Northeast Intermediate. Upcoming tournaments are the All Saints Tournament Oct. 7-8, Holy Cross Tournament Oct. 14—29. Members of this year’s Our Lady of Peace School eighth-grade girls basketball team are, from left, first row, Mya Schimelfenig, Casey […]

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