Summit Baptist Bible Church celebrates milestone 50th anniversary

CLARKS SUMMIT — Summit Baptist Bible Church had a big meal for a big celebration on Nov. 12. Although it seemed like an early Thanksgiving with all the meats, side dishes and desserts brought by friends and families, the event was actually a commemoration of the church’s 50th anniversary. Church members, new and old, celebrated […]

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Two renovations planned for Dalton Public Library

DALTON — Two renovations were mentioned at the Nov. 9 meeting of the Dalton Borough Council. Council President Gus Vlassis announced in his report that Lackawanna County plans to post a cell tower either on top of the library building or on the ground near it. He said this way, people will be able to […]

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Community Classroom: The Gathering Place enjoys last blast of color

Just a week ago, I was rhapsodizing (in my diary) about the remaining color in the countryside. Amidst the dried out and spent vegetation of the summer and fall, beautiful color still abounded, made even more beautiful, I suspect, because it’s so fleeting. But for the moment singular sights were spectacular — lemon-green honeysuckle leaves, […]

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Summit Christian Academy’s first quarter honor roll for 2017-2018

S. ABINGTON TWP. — Marianne Rivers, principal of Summit Christian Academy, announced the school’s honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-2018 academic year. NINTH GRADE Justin Bodin Matthew Buchanan James Schmidt Jr. EIGHTH GRADE Joy Golden Leah Himka SEVENTH GRADE Ethel Schmidt Cameron Taylor SIXTH GRADE Christopher Buchanan Kaylee Parker Dominick Snipes FIFTH […]

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NOTE Fragrances sets to open pop-up shop in Clarks Summit

SCRANTON — NOTE Fragrances, a perfumery and custom perfume studio in downtown Scranton, is expanding its reach by “popping up” in Clarks Summit this holiday season. While Danielle Fleming, founder and CEO of NOTE, considers the pop-up shop to pay homage to her Clarks Summit roots, she is also bringing along a curated selection of […]

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Tickets now on sale for Waverly Community House’s holiday party

WAVERLY TWP. — The Waverly Community House (Comm), 1115 N. Abington Road, will hold its Annual Family Holiday Party and Breakfast with Santa at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 in the Comm auditorium. The event includes a homemade pancake breakfast, games, crafts and a visit from Santa. It is sponsored by Dell’Aglio Automotive Services, Gerrity’s […]

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AFA Gallery in Scranton to hold 29th Holiday Art Auction Saturday, Nov. 18

SCRANTON — The AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., will hold its 29th annual Holiday Art Auction Saturday, Nov. 18. A preview cocktail hour will begin at 6 p.m. with the auction kicking off at 7 p.m. The party-style fundraiser will feature a variety of original pieces by regional artists, as well as several experience activities, […]

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Dallas teachers rescind strike order; will now strike Jan. 22

DALLAS — The Dallas Education Association has rescinded its order to strike on Nov. 22. Members of the association are now scheduled to strike on Jan. 22. Check back later for updates on this story.

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Lackawanna Trail Board of Education discusses academic progress

FACTORYVILLE — Lackawanna Trail School Board President Philip Stark announced members of the board approved the annual goals for Superintendent Matthew Rakauskas during a regular meeting Nov. 13. According to Stark, the goals are based on student achievement, organizational leadership in the district, operations and financial management, communication and community relations, human resource management and […]

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South Abington Township supervisors approve preliminary 2018 budget

S. ABINGTON TWP. — The township supervisors approved the preliminary budget for 2018, totalling $7,564,159, at their regular monthly meeting Monday, Nov. 13. No tax or sewer fee increases are proposed. The final budget is to be voted on at the December meeting. Included in the budget are plans to hire an additional full time […]

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