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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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More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater patrons show interest in Native American history

We have so much rich Native American history in our area and so many are hungry to find out more about it. Sixty people attended Jim Remsen’s presentation, “Visions of Teaoga,” which is also the title of his book that he signed for those who purchased it. We learned that most of the attendees found […]

8 Comments - 8:41 am

My Project: Make your own sky scope

Calling all young explorers! Gather your craft supplies and scope out your surroundings with this simple and fun project. What you will need: • Two empty paper towel rolls • Glue or tape • Scissors • Tinfoil, colored paper, or wrapping paper • Decorations of choice, such as stickers, markers, foam pieces and paint Instructions: […]

8 Comments - 8:35 am

Letter to the Editor: September is ovarian cancer awareness month

Editor: I was diagnosed May 1, 2001. Stage three. For me, caner has truly been a blessing in disguise. It has transformed my life on every level. My relationship to food and my body, as well as my relationship with others and my lord. It has expanded my vision and has shown me that angels […]

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More Than Movies: Gov. Tom Wolf pays surprise visit to Dietrich Theater

Did you happen to see Governor Tom Wolf walk down Tioga Street in Tunkhannock last Wednesday? We were so pleased to be one of his stops on his surprise visit through downtown Tunkhannock. Erica and some of the Dietrich’s board and staff welcomed him and gave him a short tour of the theater. He also […]

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Library News: Three fundraisers coming up at the Abington Community Library

October is another busy month here at the Abington Community Library. To kick things off, be sure to stop by the big Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. This big sale of thousands of books, DVDs and CDs is held across the street from the […]

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