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Wilkes-Barre Academy receives EITC donation from Landmark Community Bank

Landmark Community Bank, through the EITC program, contributed to Wilkes-Barre Academy’s pre-k program. At the presentation, from left, are: Cappie Evers, owner; Cletta Salavantis, owner; Bernie Popson, Landmark Community Bank and Joan Corbett, grant administrator at Wilkes-Barre Academy. http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_TTL081816landmark.eitc_.jpg

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Misericordia University to hold nine fall prevention workshops in September

DALLAS TWP. — Misericordia University is giving senior citizens an opportunity to learn how to prevent falls in and out of the home with nine free workshops starting in September. The workshops, sponsored by the University’s Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy departments, will teach participants how to identify potential fall hazards, provided an individualize exercise […]

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Fitness program gets kids moving at the Abington Community Library

CLARKS SUMMIT — Instead of surfing the internet, children simulated surfing waves during a Get Moving! fitness program June 27 at the Abington Community Library. Personal trainer Stephanie Hatfield led a group of approximately 20 kids, ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade, through a variety of exercises in an effort to promote an active lifestyle. […]

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Lee D. Kliewer named dean of Summit University’s Baptist Bible Seminary

CLARKS SUMMIT — Summit University of Pennsylvania selected Lee D. Kliewer to be the new dean of Baptist Bible Seminary. The university made the announcement following the departure of Michael Stallard, who has taken a position at the Friends of Israel organization after 22 years at Baptist Bible. Wayne Slusser, assistant seminary dean, served as […]

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Lackawanna County pools and lakes open for the summer

SCRANTON — The lakes and pool at Lackawanna County’s parks officially opened Friday, June 24. All of the locations are staffed with lifeguards. The swimming areas are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday. The locations are as follows: • McDade Pool, Scranton • Aylesworth Lake, Archbald • Merli-Sarnoski Lake, Carbondale • […]

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Abington Heights Class of 1981 planning August reunion

The Abington Heights Class of 1981 will hold its 35th reunion from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at The Scranton Canoe Club in Lake Winola. The cost is $40 per person in advance and $50 per person at the door. Classmates are asked to reply by August 3 to Leslie Graham, 1671 Lisa […]

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Abington Heights’ Sahas Chandragiri to continue tennis career at The University of the Sciences

Abington Heights senior Sahas Chandragiri accepted a verbal offer to continue his tennis career at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. From left, first row, Sanjay Chandragiri, Sahas’s father; Sahas Chandragiri, Suparna Chandragiri, Sahas’s mother. Second row, Tim Butler, Abington Heights assistant tennis coach; Lee Ann Theony, Abington Heights High School Assistant Principal; Shreyas […]

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Waverly Community Garden to help end hunger locally and around the world

WAVERLY TWP. — A local church is on mission to “transform the world, one meal at a time,” and it’s inviting the community to join in. The Waverly United Methodist Church, 105 Church St., broke ground for the Waverly Community Garden on Sunday, April 17 and will host a series of launch events this weekend, […]

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More Than Movies: Children’s camps galore offered this summer at the Dietrich Theater

Can you believe that Memorial Day is almost upon us? I can’t. It came too quickly! Before we know it the end of the school year will be here, which means summer vacation for the kiddos. If you are looking for camps to capture your children’s imaginations while they learn, the Dietrich has a great […]

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Intro to Drawing for Adults class offered at Waverly Community House

WAVERLY TWP. — Due to the success of the first session of classes, instructor Merissa Garrison will return to the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, to teach drawing to adults. Intro to Drawing for Adults is a six-week introduction to drawing using the basic techniques of line, shape, value and perspective. Students will […]

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