More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater film festival in full swing

Have you ever wondered how Tunkhannock’s Dietrich Theater became a film festival venue? Film festivals are held all around the world – the best known ones are in Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Toronto, New York and Utah. So how did the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania evolve to feature four film festivals a year, showing as […]

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Safety in the Summit: Close before you doze

Your local fire departments ask for your help! As residential fires move through a home faster than ever, an analysis by leading fire safety researchers points to an important protective action that many people may be unaware of. A closed door can provide occupants with a critical barrier against heat and smoke, giving them precious […]

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Library News: Abington Community Library is ready for the ice festival

This weekend, make the Abington Community Library one of your stops when you view all the wizarding ice sculptures during the Clarks Summit Festival of Ice. Not only will we have a special ice sculpture of one of the most beloved characters in the Harry Potter books, but we will also have several special events […]

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More Than Movies: Excitement grows for Dietrich Theater’s Winter Fest 2018

More than usual excitement is in the air about Winter Fest 2018. Executive Director Erica Rogler noted the featured 21 films have garnered 39 Oscar nominations. Film Booker Ronnie Harvey added Winter Fest includes five of the films nominated for Best Motion Picture: “Lady Bird,” “3 Billboards of Ebbing, Missouri,” “Call Me By Your Name,” […]

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Clarks Summit Festival of Ice: A note of thanks from the ABPA

First and foremost, thank you to all the numerous attendees each year from near and far whose support has enabled the celebration to grow in size and offerings. Many, many thanks to our presenting sponsor, Ken Pollock Mitsubishi; as well as our Silver Level Sponsors, Crystal Cabin Fever and Everything Natural; our Entertainment Sponsor, Citizens […]

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Parenting, Abington-style: When Valentine’s Day was for lovers

If you are a parent with children at home, do you remember? Do you remember getting flowers delivered to your workplace? Do you remember trying to select just the right restaurant for your special night out? Do you remember the boxes of candy, dozens of roses and personal Valentines your spouse gave you? For the […]

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Rotary Club of the Abingtons: State of the union, our Rotary union

The 2018 State of the Union Address was presented to Congress by Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States, last week in the chamber of the United States House of Representatives. This annual event is the time when the president describes the condition of the country, outlines the nation’s most serious problems and […]

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More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater chases aways winters ‘blahs’

One of the highlights at the Dietrich Theater this year is Jeff Mitchell’s armchair hiking journey through the incredible beauty of the mountains of our world in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Not all of us are able to take to the hiking trails, but we can all marvel at the views from mountaintops, the fabulous rock formations, […]

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OLP Girls Basketball team wraps up season, preps for post-season playoffs

The Our Lady of Peace (OLP) girls basketball team played its final home game for the regular season on Monday, Jan. 22. The team played St Mary’s of Mount Carmel and won, 63-28. The team has an overall regular season record of 11-1 and has three make-up away games to play. The girls will play […]

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My Library Card: Seven worlds of witches and wizards

Teens: Explore the world of witches and wizards, with these selections from the Abington Community Library: “A Shadow Bright and Burning” by Jessica Cluess When her unusual powers mark her as the one destined to lead the war against the seven Ancients, Henrietta trains to become the first female sorcerer in centuries – though the […]

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