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VREC in South Abington Twp. donates pet oxygen masks to first responders

S. ABINGTON TWP. — Dr. Nichole Danova, president and director of surgery at Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center (VREC), 318 Northern Blvd., donated pet oxygen masks to area first responders at the Oxygen Kits for K-9’s and Kitties event, held Sept. 27 at VREC. “At VREC, we’ve had a number of distraught patients and clients […]

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Clegg family to welcome director of adopted daughter’s Filipino orphanage

S. ABINGTON TWP. — Ask 4-year-old Lori Clegg if she is Kazakhstani, and she will say “yes.” Ask her if she is Filipino, and she will say “yes” to that, as well. The adopted daughter of Jim and Amy Clegg was born in the Philippines and has three adoptive siblings, all of whose native cultures […]

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Two Clarks Summit residents to star in production of ‘The Odd Couple’

SCRANTON — Two Clarks Summit residents will return as co-stars to the Actors Circle stage in the theater group’s production of “The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon, to open Thursday, Oct. 19. And the show’s director, Factoryville resident Cathy Rist Strauch, couldn’t be more pleased with the casting. Tom Malone and David Hunisch, who recently […]

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Our Lady of Peace student spearheads fundraiser for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

CLARKS GREEN — An Our Lady of Peace School student is on mission to spread some joy among 85 children she has never met. And she is doing so with the use of 17 empty water bottles. Molly Devine, eighth grade, conducted a campaign during the last week of September, Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, to […]

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Rotary Club of the Abingtons’ 13th Annual Taste of the Abingtons draws crowd

S. ABINGTON TWP. — The Rotary Club of the Abingtons’ Taste of the Abingtons fundraiser was once again a hit, with people packing the lobby and two ballrooms at the Ramada on Sept. 24. Area restaurants, grocery stores, breweries, wineries and more offered samples of their products, while musicians provided live entertainment and friends and […]

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This Week In Local History: Five wins, two losses and a broken nose

1967 — Bob Phillips was readying for his first fight as a professional boxer at the Catholic Youth Center. The young middleweight hailed from Waverly Road, Dalton. “Phillips, who at this moment is sporting what he believes to be a ‘cracked’ nose, is on the preliminary ticket against Angel Morales, who hails from New York,” […]

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Tunkhannock Hometown Fall Fest set for Oct. 7

TUNKHANNOCK — The art of creating a quilt is personal. For Susan Lech, of Tunkhannock, the piecing and hand quilting that takes her vision from a concept through the design stage to a unique piece of art has been a part of her life for more than 30 years. She took her first and only […]

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Keystone Composite co-ed mountain bike team members place in state race

N. ABINGTON TWP. — The Keystone Composite co-ed mountain bike team competed in the National Interscholastic Cycling Association’s (NICA) Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League’s (PICL) race #1 on Sept. 10 at Fair Hill Natural Resource Area in Elkton, Md. The Lackawanna State Park based interscholastic cycling team of more than 30 athletes in grades 6-12 placed […]

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Clarks Summit musician James Barrett headlines September Open Mic Night at the Dietrich Theater

TUNKHANNOCK — Singer-songwriter James Barrett is the next headliner for Open Mic Night, slated for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 in the Dietrich Theater’s Peg Fassett Performance Studio. This will be the Clarks Summit musician’s first time at the Dietrich’s monthly event. Since the start of his career, Barrett has already released five albums. His […]

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The Gathering Place seeks artists, craftspeople for two new monthly events

CLARKS SUMMIT — The Gathering Place is seeking artists and craftspeople to participate in two monthly events that will feature local talent. The Fourth Friday of October will be the kick-off for the Gallery Exhibit featuring the work of established and emerging artists of NEPA. The Inaugural Gallery Exhibit will be held from 6 to […]

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