Second Hand Rose Fashion Show aids Nicholson church’s Clothes Closet

NICHOLSON — The fellowship hall of St. Patrick’s Church was tranformed into a runway and local volunteers posed as models on March 18. The models weren’t wearing brand-new garments; however, they wore used articles of clothing, which they donated to the church’s “Clothes Closet.” The Second Hand Rose Fashion Show promotes the closet, which helps […]

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Library News: Spring Book Sale coming up

The Friends of the Abington Community Library Spring Book Sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church across from the library. The Friends Preview Sale will be held from from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 6 and you may join that night […]

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More Than Movies: Imagine 4.5 tons of popcorn

What a fun evening Erica Rogler and I had at the 4-H meeting in Keiserville. We were invited to tell everyone about the Dietrich Theater and its programs. Erica decided to make it interactive for the group of about 40 children and adults, so we decided to reveal some fun facts about the Dietrich, asking […]

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Community Classroom: So much happening at The Gathering Place

My head is spinning. So much is happening at The Gathering Place, I can hardly think. A highly successful Ice Festival is but a fading memory. The beautiful art work painted on our windows has been scraped and scrubbed away. Posters are popping up in their place, letting the world — well, at least Clarks […]

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More Than Movies: Independent cinema is alive and well

As I write, our Dietrich Theater Winter Fest – a feast of three weeks of 21 foreign and independent films – is in its last day. How will it be remembered? Ronnie Harvey, our film booker, reflects that this festival certainly proves independent cinema is alive and well. He believes it is going through a […]

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Parenting, Abington style: The winter of Adam

Thank you, Adam Rippon! The weeks of the Winter Olympics were a frantically joyful time in my home, and in many others in the local area, as we cheered on our local Olympic hero. Adam Rippon emerged as a beacon of light, not only for his amazing skill and artistry on the ice, but for […]

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My Library Card: Green reads for teens

Teens: Ready for spring? Check out some of these “green” books available through the Abington Community Library. “The Environment” edited by Andrea C. Nakaya A collection of essays exploring the environment. “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer In April, 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the […]

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My Bookmark: Seven Saint Patrick’s Day reads for kids

Feeling lucky? Pick up a St. Patrick’s Day read at the Abington Community Library. “Fluffy’s Lucky Day” by Kate McMullan with illustrations by Mavis Smith In this early reader, Fluffy, the classroom guinea pig, learns along with the rest of the class all about St. Patrick’s Day. “The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at […]

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My STEM: Learning about volcanoes

The Boys and Girls Club STEM class recently learned about volcanoes, electricity and cloud formation. The class learned about the different types of clouds and how they are formed. They experimented with a volcano they made during the class. They also made and learned about a light bulb powered by motion. Upcoming topics the class […]

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My Project: Make your own edible ‘green eggs and ham’

In honor of Dr. Seuss month, celebrate the author’s popular children’s book “Green Eggs and Ham” with this fun (and yummy) snack. Children will need adult guidance with this project, as the use of an oven is required. What you will need: • An oven • A baking sheet • Waffle-shaped pretzels • White candy-making […]

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