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Adam Rippon turns down NBC correspondent gig

Well, at least NBC will still be able to interview Adam Rippon, right? In a reversal of news she had broken earlier on Sunday, USA Today’s Christine Brennan reported that the figure skater will not, after all, take a job with the network as a correspondent for the rest of the Winter Olympics. Rippon “decided […]

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Clarks Summit Borough Council members approve police chaplain

CLARKS SUMMIT — Members of Clarks Summit Borough Council voted 5-0 to approve pastor Glenn Amos as a police chaplain during a regular monthly meeting Feb. 8. According to councilman Frank Besten, Amos has been a resident of the borough for 28 years and his son is a police officer. Amos is the lead pastor […]

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Clarks Summit transforms into wizarding world for 14th annual Festival of Ice

CLARKS SUMMIT — A flying car here, a dragon there. Little by little, over the past couple weeks, the borough and surrounding area as we know them have been transforming into another world – a world of wizards and magic. This weekend, that transformation will be complete. The Abington Business and Professional Association (ABPA) will […]

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Marley’s Mission announces award recipients for Eighth Annual Blue Ribbon Gala

NEWTON TWP. — The Board of Directors of Marley’s Mission announced the award recipients who will be honored at the 8th Annual Blue Ribbon Gala to be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave., Scranton. The Lifetime Achievement Award is given from time to time […]

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Community calendar for week of Feb. 14, 2018

REMINDERS NAMI Mental Health Support Group, 6 to 7:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at the Wyoming County Special Needs Association (the log cabin building), 636 Route 29 North, Tunkhannock. Open to people with mental health issues, as well as family members and caregivers. Alzheimer’s Association of Greater PA support group meetings, 7 […]

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Bowling fundraiser funds Trail Rotary Clubs scholarships

NICHOLSON — The Trail Rotary Club gives annual $1,000 scholarships to two Lackawanna Trail students who show service and leadership. Named the Brianna Smarkusky Service & Leadership Scholarship, the awards remember Brianna Smarkusky, a previous recipient who passed away unexpectedly from a pulmonary embolism in January 2017. Smarkusky received the scholarship in 2013 for always […]

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Navigating the Wizarding World of Ice

“I SOLEMNLY SWEAR THAT I AM UP TO NO GOOD.” 1 Professor Lupin – La Tonalteca, 821 Northern Blvd. 2 Professor Moody – Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, 831 Northern Blvd. 3 Professor Snape – Hampton Inn, 890 Northern Blvd. 4 Mirror of Erised – Weis Market, 1020 Northern Blvd. 5 Ginny Weasley – Penn East Federal […]

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Abington Community Library hosts The Half Blood Prince Blood Drive

CLARKS SUMMIT — The Abington Business and Professional Association (ABPA) invites the community to help save lives during the Clarks Summit Festival of Ice at The Half Blood Prince Blood Drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at the Abington Community Library, 1200 Grove St. The blood drive will be conducted by LifeSource. […]

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The Gathering Place serves as Clarks Summit Festival of Ice Welcome Center

The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St., will serve as the welcome center for the 14th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice. Twins Bryan and Jeffrey Barlow, Appalachia Service Project volunteers from Clarks Green United Methodist Church, held the doors open and welcomed festival-goers to The Gathering Place during last year’s event. https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_Welcome-ICE.jpg

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The 14th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice schedule of events

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16 10 to 6 p.m.: Enter Gringott’s Bank Vault 713 for a piece of treasure, if you dare, in Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank (#15 on map) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Try your hand at winning the Triwizard Cup by competing in a mini Triwizard Tournament at PS Bank (#49 on map) […]

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