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14th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice packs the borough

CLARKS SUMMIT — The borough was packed with people for the 14th annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice, presented by the Abington Business and Professional Association Friday through Monday, Feb. 16-19. This year’s festival theme was “The Wizarding World of Ice,” in honor of the Harry Potter books and movie series. In addition to the […]

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The Honesdale National Bank opens South Abington Twp. office

Area civic, business and community representatives and other dignitaries joined The Honesdale National Bank’s board of directors, officers and staff on Jan. 24 for the ribbon cutting and dedication of HNB’s new office at 651 Northern Blvd., South Abington Twp. From left, first row, are Amy Milewski, HNB mortgage advisor; Mari Potis, Greater Scranton Chamber […]

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This Week in Local History: Fashion a repeat topic in news of the past

1968 — Clarks Summit resident Sherry Lewis, who was attending the Academie Moderne School of Fashion Careers in Boston, completed her field work in New York City. “The schedule included the spring fashion showings of the New York Couture Group and American designer collections,” read the Journal brief. “A live broadcast on the Merve Griffin […]

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Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine professor, student publish research

SCRANTON — Jun Ling, of Clarks Summit, an associate professor of molecular biology at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, is the corresponding author, and Adit Singhal, a second-year medical student, is lead author of research published Feb. 7 in the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. The article is entitled “Regulation of insulin resistance and […]

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Mary-Margaret Graff named to fall 2017 dean’s list at Ithaca College

ITHACA, N.Y. — Mary-Margaret Graff, of South Abington Township, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester at Ithaca College. https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_ABJ-research-3.jpg

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Local students named to fall 2017 dean’s list at Seton Hall University

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. — Eric Brickel, of South Abington Township, and Alexandra Maddock, of Clarks Summit, qualified for the fall 2017 dean’s list at Seton Hall University for their outstanding academic achievements. https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_ABJ-honors-lists-3.jpg

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Equines For Freedom announces free Veterans Caregivers Program

NEWTON TWP. — Equines For Freedom (EFF) is inviting all caregivers of veterans, including family and significant others, to the arena for an upcoming Veterans Caregivers Program. Those who provide care to veterans in need of continual care are invited to join EFF this April for a free equine-assisted therapy program at the Gary Johnson […]

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Geisinger Community Medical Center Cancer Center receives $100k donation

The Robert Y. Moffat Family Charitable Trust recently donated $100,000 to Geisinger Community Medical Center (GCMC)s Cancer Center to support patient care, research, education and equipment needs. From left, are Anthony Aquilina, regional president of Geisinger Northeast; Amy Sylvester, clinical nurse supervisor of GCMCs Cancer Center; Yvette Wentland, trustee of the Moffat Trust; Soumit Basu, […]

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Raffle committee named for UNICO ball, Spano to be honored

UNICO National Scranton Chapter 59th Annual Charity Ball will be held Saturday, Feb. 24 at Fiorelli’s on Main Avenue in Peckville. Charlie Spano will be awarded UNICAN of the Year and entertainment will be provided by the Poets. Chances are available on Giovanni’s Cash and Lottery Tree, The Treasure Chest and Beautiful Basket Raffle. All […]

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Little Sisters of the Poor to kick off St. Patrick’s Day with celebration

SCRANTON — The Little Sisters of the Poor will kick off St. Patrick’s Day in the city at their fifth annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Dinner on Sunday, March 11, at Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., located adjacent to Marywood University. The event will begin with Mass at 11 a.m. with a bagpipe […]

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