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School days Abington Heights High School hosted a back-toschool carnival. See Page 5.

Clarks Summit, Pa.

An edition of THE TIMES LEADER


Art lovers Helen Crispinos work will be on display at Misericordia University. See page 11

Sept. 4 to Sept. 10, 2013


Making a difference
Abington Journal Correspondent

The Childrens Advocacy Center, a nonprot organization, will commemorate 15 years of service to children, adolescents and families of our region on Fri., Sept. 6. The Center will mark the milestone at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel with a Crystal Anniversary Celebration, from 6 to 11 p.m. The fact theyre still going strong after 15 years, and the number of children theyve helped is startling. Children are nding the courage to say, hey, stop touching me. You cant hurt me anymore. They are giving courage to the children that were too afraid to tell. Its stopping the predators by saying there are people watching. There is awareness that you cant get away with this anymore, said Kim Dench of South Abington Township. Theyre a non-prot and we, the community, are keeping this going. I encourage our community to keep the advocacy center going. Theyre making a mark by saying, enough is enough. Stop child abuse and neglect. See ADVOCACY | 10

Football is back
Jim Seamus of Airndale and Lancelot Lumay face off.
Photos by Jason Riedmiller/The Abington Journal

Drawing their swords in Scott Twp.

Abington Journal Correspondent

By Joan Mead-Matsui

Kim Dench of South Abington Township encourages the community to support the Childrens Advocacy Center.

Joan Mead Matsui/ The Abington Journal

Abington Heights Nate Hollander eludes tacklers on a 52-yard punt return for an Abington Heights touchdown. The Comets went on to defeat Pittston Area 28-0. For the full story, see page 13.
Abington Journal Photo/Stephanie Walkowski

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Several area residents took a trip back in time last week, and they didnt even have to leave Scott Township to do it. Members of the Barony of Endless Hills, part of the Society for Creative Anachronism, an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skill of pre-17th century Europe, gathered at a softball eld in Scott Township on Sunday, Aug. 25, dressed in period clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Events held that afternoon at the Myrkfael Regional Melee Practice included a sword-andshield practice and fencing units practicing their ghting forms. Prince Timothy of Arindale, known in the modern world as Timothy Taylor, 46, Lewisburg conceived the event as a means to coordinate the armys ghting unit for future wars. Taylor has been a longtime member since he

was 15 and has raised six children in the society. Its a good place to raise your kids and teach them a little something as time goes on, said Taylor, who in October will be the King of the Kingdom of Aethelmarc, the local kingdom, for six months. He won that distinction in a tournament where he competed against approximately 37 of the kingdoms heavy weapon ghters. Baron Gunnar of Endless Hills, also known as Dave Gable of Dalton, explained that Barony of Endless Hills is a ghting group and members practice tactics, strategy, and ghting. We also have the fencers here who will be doing much (of) the same thing. You must go through a whole process for both forms in order to be safe on the eld and we have specic safety rules; we have what are called marshals (same as a referee or umpire), said Gable. The group is from within the Kingdom See SWORDS | 10

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Obituaries .............................. 9


Abington Little League makes its film debut

Don McGlynn

The entertainment industry has always had an eye for talent, and theyve just spotted the skills of one area Little League. Members of the Abington Little League spent last Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Ackerly Complex, staging different parts of a baseball game for an upcoming documentary, which is being produced by WVIA. This is a documentary that chronicles and celebrates the history and heritage of Little League baseball, said the documentarys director Greg Matkosky. Matkosky explained that Little League International wanted to create a documentary to celebrate its 75th anniversary, which is taking place in the summer of 2014.
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Its the first time that Little League International has ever authorized a biographical television documentary, and WVIA has been chosen to produce the film, said Matkosky. Its going to be an hour in length, and its going to follow the history of Little League, from its origins to today. It will also explore the contemporary issues that Little League has faced, like girls playing and safety issues. Were very excited to be doing it. The crew has already filmed scenes for the film in 40 locations throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania and the central Susquehanna Valley, as well as Delaware for the World Series of Softball, and Williamsport for the Little League World Series . Matkosky said they See FILM | 10

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Director of photography Tom Greco frames his shot, while Matt Huggler, Gavin Armbruster and Robby Horvath, from left, recreate the action of hitting a baseball for an upcoming documentary.

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Cub Scout troops to hold registrations

Cub Scout packs will hold sign-ups for scouting at elementary schools and other locations throughout the area during the next few weeks. Fliers with additional details will be distributed at schools before the scheduled sign-ups. Interested boys and parents are encouraged to attend a meeting in their neighborhood. Cub Scout sign-ups are scheduled at the following locations: Pack 152, Sept. 6, Waverly Community House, 6 to 8 p.m. Info: Ethan Cannella, (570) 241-8120 or email ethan.; Pack 152, Sept. 27, Dalton Fire Hall, Waverly, 6 to 8 p.m., Info: Ethan Cannella, (570) 2418120 or email ethan.cannella@; Pack 160, Sept. 11, Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, 7 p.m. Info: Steve Rich, (570) 2622807 or email jase7811@epix. net; Pack 160, Sept. 16, Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, 7 p.m. Info: Steve Rich, (570) 262-2807 or email; Pack 175, Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center. Info: Brian Kanuik, (570) 563-2901; Pack 251, Sept. 11, Clarks Green United Methodist Church, 6 to 8 p.m. Info: Brian Sompel, (570) 815-1279 or email bsompel@ Shown, from left: Mike Skoff and Gary Grivnner, tournament committee; Brian Longergan, tournament committee co-chair; Carol Crane, American Red Cross;; Pack 251, Sept. 18, Joe Earyes, tournament committee co-chair; Phil Mahasky, Glenmaura National Golf Club; Bob Cherundolo, tournament committee. Clarks Green United Methodist Church, 7 to 8 p.m. Info: Brian Sompel, (570) 815-1279 or email For more information contact the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, Boy Scouts of America at (570) 207-1227 or All proceeds of the golf tourBrian Lonergan and Joe In addition, he racked up a National Golf Club. The forvisit Earyes, co-chairs of the record 52 National Hot Rod mat will be modified captain nament benefit the American planning committee for the Association victories and and crew. Registration will Red Cross Lackawanna American Red Cross 11th another five behind the wheel begin at 11 a.m. with lunch County Chapter and the many annual Golf Tournament, have of an alcohol-fueled dragster. shortly after and a shotgun communities it serves. announced that former drag In addition to his charitable start at 12:30 p.m. Dinner and To make a reservation for racer Joe Amato has agreed to efforts, Amato is a well-know awards ceremony will begin at golf and/or dinner, please serve as this years honorary area businessman and restau- 6 p.m. contact Carol Crane, Donor tournament chairman. rant owner. The cost per golfer is $300. Relations Associate at (570) Amato garnered a record The tournament will be held Cocktail hour/dinner-only res- 823-7161 ex. 329 or e-mail five Top Fuel championships. on September 23 at Glenmaura ervations are also available.

BookFlix offers access to online ebook program

New e-reading technology being made available by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through libraries gives young children an exciting new way to experience books . Library patrons across the state now have free access, at home or at their local library, to BookFlix, an online e-reading program from Scholastic that combines classic ctional storybooks with similarly themed nonction e-books to make reading more engaging for children ages three to eight. Through programs like BookFlix, that build early reading and comprehension skills, libraries can help Pennsylvania achieve one of the highest literacy rates in the country through increasing basic literacy, one of the ve essential literacies promoted by PA Forward, an initiative of the Pennsylvania Library Association. The BookFlix program is made available to public and school libraries statewide through POWER Library, Pennsylvanias online resources. Power Library is available through your local public library webpage, Abington Community Library and Dalton Community Library. BookFlix pairs awardwinning animated storybooks based on some of the best-selling childrens picture books of all time produced by Weston Woods with related nonction e-books from Scholastic, the global childrens publishing, education, and media company. Scholastic BookFlix offers 105 multi-media ction-nonction pairs, of which more than 30 are available in Spanish. For more information on how libraries impact Pennsylvania, visit Library websites are www. and www./ . For more information about Scholastic, visit their media room

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Steamtown Historic Site hosts food drive

Steamtown National Historic Site is organizing a food drive for Angels Attic, the food pantry run by United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern PA. The park employees wanted to help out the community, said Beverly Benavidez, a ranger at the park. According to the organization, it is a good time for the food drive, as local food banks shelves are nearly bare. Most of our food donations come in November and December, said Michael Hanley, Executive Director of UNC. Unfortunately, hunger doesnt have a seasonit is always with us. Steamtown National Historic Site will run the drive from Sept. 10 through 24. Items desired are peanut butter, cereal, canned or frozen fruit, canned or frozen vegetables, canned soup, canned chicken, tuna sh, macaroni and cheese, pasta, beef stew, pasta sauce, and jelly. In addition, personal hygiene items such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving cream, toilet paper, deodorant, and diapers are appreciated. Barrels for the collection will be located throughout the Steamtown park. For more information, call Steamtown National Historic Site at (570) 340-5339.

REUNIONS Abington Heights Class of 1973 40th Reunion, Oct. 12, 2013. Activities are also scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 11 - 13. The committee is asking for help from family and friends to notify members of the Class of 73 about the upcoming event. Info: www. Abington Heights High School Class of 1988 25 Year Reunion, Nov. 30, 2013 at the Inne of the Abingtons, 239 Kennedy Creek Rd., North Abington Twp. from 6 - 11 p.m. Info / tickets: http://www. REMINDERS Winter Outerwear Drive, at Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden St., Scranton. Donations of coats, boots, hats, scarves, mittens and gloves can be dropped off weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Distribution dates are Oct. 16, 18 and 19. Info: (570) 3428263. The Newton Recreation Center, 1814 Newton Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit, announced its Fall hours, Sept. 1 - May 31, 2014: Monday through Friday, open from 9 a.m. to noon, closed from noon to 3 p.m. and open 3 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, open 10 a.m. To 5 p.m.; Sunday, open noon to 5 p.m. Steamtown National Historic Site Food Drive for Angels Attic, Sept. 10 24. Food items desired are peanut butter, cereal, canned or frozen fruit, canned or frozen vegetables, canned soup, canned chicken, tuna fish, macaroni and cheese, pasta, beef stew, pasta sauce, and jelly. In addition, personal hygiene items such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving cream, toilet paper, deodorant, and diapers are appreciated. Barrels for collection will be located throughout the park. Info: (570) 340-5339. DAILY EVENTS Sept. 4: Dalton United Methodist Church Food Bank Food Drive, food donations can be dropped off at 514 Old Colony Rd., Clarks Summit. Sept. 5: Dalton Fire Co. Ladies Aux. Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Dalton Fire Hall. New members are welcome. Sept. 6: Voluntary Action Center Happy Hour & Art Auction, 5-7 p.m. at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center. Happy Hour includes beer, wine, soda and munchies. Additional food for purchase supplied by the Hilton. The Art Auction features works of local notable artists. Cost: $20/ advance or $25/at the door. Presale tickets: (570) 3475616 by Sept. 3. Cub Scout Pack 152 Registration Event, from 6-8 p.m., at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Rd. Info: Ethan Cannella at (570) 241-8120 or Dale Richmond at (570) 5613104. Shrek Interactive Movie Night, at the Abington Community Library, from 6:30 8:30 p.m. Students grades 4-6 are invited to sing, play and shout along with the movie. Includes props and light refreshments for everyone. Pink Glove Dance Video Shoot, in Nay Aug Park, noon to 2 p.m. Participants are asked to meet at the park entrance near G-CMC on Arthur Avenue by 11:30 a.m. The Pink Glove Dance is an annual national competition sponsored by Medline, with the winner receiving $25,000 for a local breast cancer charity of its choice. No dance experience is required. Participants will be taught simple dance moves and pink gloves will be provided. All ages are welcome and pink attire is optional. Info: or call (570) 214-4860. Sept. 7: 2nd Annual Teresas Angels Ball, at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. The ball benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvanias Fine Arts and Gals Programs, Performances by Teresas Angels and more. Cost: $20/per person, $35/per couple, $12/ per child (6-12) or $6/per child (5 and under). Info: Tickets: Call Jenn at (570) 842-8293 or Steve at (570) 499-9390 or http://www.payitsquare. c o m /c o l l e c t- p a ge / 8 0 0 0 . Viewmont Mall Backto-School Block Party, at Viewmont Mall starting at 10 a.m. The Block Party features an Extreme Snowboarding Simulator presented by Montage Mountain and tours of Commonweath Connections Academys Mobile Classroom. There will also be a bounce house and slide, balloon typhoon, bungee run, face painting by Happy Faces, performances by Keystone Extreme All Stars and United Sports Academy and more. Sept. 7: Bears In Our Backyard Presentation, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, 11 a.m. For all ages. Presented by: Wildlife Conservation Officer Victor Rosa. Cost: Free. Info: (570) 996-1500.

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The William Walker Hose Company Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 7 at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, Greeneld Township. The Captain and Crew event will have an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $75 per golfer, $300 per team and it includes green fees, carts, lunch on the course, beverages, dinner, and door prizes. Registration forms for both sponsors and golfers are available at www.cornnclamslam. com. For additional information, contact John at wwhc@echoes. net or (570) 840-3414.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 PAGE 3

Hi, Im Contractor Jo.

Actually, Im one of the My Edition mascots, but I also like to build things, and when I grow up, thats what Im going to do. My friend Abi wants to be a nurse. You can meet her too, on page 4.

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Abington Heights student compelled to volunteerism

JOAN MEAD-MATSUI Abington Journal Correspondent

MARY ANN MCGRATH Abington Community Library childrens librarian

Michael Beck, 15, of Newton Township, leads a busy life. Beck is a sophomore at Abington Heights High School and in addition to homework and extracurricular activities, including cross country, track and tennis , he is driven to help others through volunteerism. I really try to make the best of my time, said Beck. Id rather be out helping people. I like to see the look on peoples faces when they see youve done something for them. It really doesnt take much to read and talk to little kids. It just gives them so much happiness. He is motivated to help others in part by his mother, Chris Beck, a kindergarten teacher at Newton-Ransom Elementary School. Beck volunteers with his sister, Cierra Beck as a member of the Abington Community Library Teen Leadership Committee, and has also read to young children during the librarys story time. At the Steamtown Marathon he attends to the needs of the runners by handing out food. This year, he and fellow Abington Heights Interact Club members visited students at the Newton-Ransom Elementary School. We went to the school because we were doing this thing called Random Acts of Kindness, he said. We gave a speech to the little kids and we acted out a little skit. We volunteered and we went there and talked to them. Through the Our Lady of the Snows youth group, he tries to attend meetings every Thursday and participated in Habitat for Humanity for the rst time this year. We go to a small city where they dont have many houses and we build it for them, he said. We make one major trip and then (there) are tiny little trips from time to time. When we go, we stay a week and we take a bus down. They have a little house for us. We build for them every day. Beck plans to continue volunteering, and this year hopes to JOAN MEAD-MATSUI PHOTO/THE ABINGTON JOURNAL join Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), a group with a mission to provide students with the best prevention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, Michael Beck, a sophmore at Abington Heights High School, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, and other destruckeeps busy with homework, extracurricular activities and voluntive decisions. teerism. He offered the following advice regarding volunteering: It is a great feeling and I really encourage people to go out and do it. It really doesnt take much to devote a little time to helping other people.

Easy books: I Can be Anything by Jerry Spinelli Jobs People Do by Thea Feldman When I Grow Up by Colin McNaughton When I Grow Up by Rosemary Wells Whose Shoes? by Stephen Swinburne For ages 6 8 : Community Helpers Series by Tami Deedrick: Astronauts, Bakers, Construction Workers, Teachers Community Helpers Series by various authors: Child Care Workers, Doctors, Emergency Medical Technicians, Fire Fighters, Librarians, Nurses How Do I Become A Series by various authors: Architect, Chef, EMS Worker, Fireghter, Police Ofcer For ages 8 12: Cool Careers Series: Meteorologist by Geoffrey Horn and Nurse by Kevin Cunningham Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Talking by Diane Reeves

Do you like to make people laugh? You could win cool prizes just by telling a joke! This months winner: Harshil Dave, age 8, of Clarks Summit Winning joke: What kind of dress does a house Harshil Dave wear? An address! To enter: Send your favorite joke, along with your name, age, hometown and preferred T-shirt size to: or The Abington Journal My Edition, 211 South State Street, Clarks Summit, PA, 18411. All entries must be received by Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 to qualify. If your joke is selected and appears on an upcoming My Edition page, youll receive a limited edition My Edition T-shirt.

Kids and teens: Do you have an original piece of artwork youd like to share with other My Edition readers? Whether its a drawing like the one at right by Kento Matsui, 13, of Clarks Summit, a painting, photograph, poem, short story Kento Matsui or another form of artful expression, you may mail it, along with your name, age, school you attend, photograph of yourself and phone number (not for publication), to: The Abington Journal My Edition, 211 South State Street, Clarks Summit, PA, 18411, or e-mail to: Your artwork may appear in an upcoming My Edition print edition and/or online at

Kento Matsui created this drawing of a toucan, fern, cobra, and wasp, representative of a career in biology.


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Make your own Careers and Volunteers BINGO Game

JENNIFER FAMILETTI Dalton Community Library Program Coordinator

This months My Edition theme is careers and volunteers. How many interesting career titles and volunteer jobs can you think of? Do you know which one you want to be when you grow up? Heres a game to get your imagination soaring with the possibilities. Supplies Needed: A piece of paper for each player Paper scraps to cut into small squares or circles, these are your bingo markers. Pencils A ruler A marker Part one: Make a list of volunteers and careers. You will need many. Here are a bunch to help you get started: doctor, nurse, coach, dentist, dog walker, homeroom Jennifer Familetti

mom, Girl Scout leader, Boy Scout leader, garbage man, babysitter, lawyer and teacher. Part two: Make a bingo card for each player. Craft instructions: 1. To make your card, use your ruler to make a grid on your piece of paper. Use a pencil to make ve lines going down, a few inches apart. Next, make six lines going across, also a few inches apart. 2. Using your marker, write the letters B-I-N-G-O in each box across the top squares. 3. Give yourself a FREE space under the letter N, three boxes down. 4. Using your pencil, choose a volunteer or career for every box on your card. Theres no order when choosing where they go, just ll in all the boxes. Game instructions: Pick someone to randomly call out a volunteer or career person from the list. As each is called, players cover that volunteer or career person on their card with a small square or circle. The rst player to cover ve boxes in a straight line across- up, down or diagonally calls out bingo and wins.

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SANDY LONGO Abington Community Library Young Adult Librarian

Teens: Looking for a good read? Grab your library card and check out one of these titles: Safekeeping by Karen Hesse Volunteering abroad then returning to your native country introduces Radley to military rule and strict travel restrictions, and she must nd her way home navigating the New England woods. How to Build a House by Dana Reinhardt Harper hopes to escape her lifes challenges by volunteering to build a house one summer in a small town devastated by extreme weather. Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance by J. G. Ferguson Publishing Company Five volumes, located in our reference area, that not only cover career elds but also provide information on nding a job, applying for a job, preparing for your career, and more.

Local teen raises funds for service trip to Africa

COREY KELLY Abington Journal Correspondent


Brianna Eagen, 18, of Waverly will sell bracelets at the Clarks Summit Second Friday Art Walk Sept. 13 to help raise money for a humanitarian trip she plans to make to Africa in February with her school, Brianna Foxcroft School, MiddleEagen burg, Va. Invisible Children sold bracelets for a fundraiser they did, so I adapted my idea from that, Eagen said. The organizer behind the event is Eagens French teacher, who made the trip six times in the past. According to her mother, Gretchen Eagen, 10 other girls from the school are also attending the 10-day trip, along with optometrists and some teachers. She said Brianna was selected as head chair of the students for the event. They will be bringing used eyeglasses for the optometrist to t for the children and adults of the village, Gretchen Eagen said, and they are raising money to build a classroomShe is looking for donations for used eyeglasses ($1 donated with each pair of eyeglasses pays for the eye exam). They are looking to collect 500 pairs of glasses. She is

also seeking any monetary donation to help Abused Women, working with the ood vicbuild the school and (for the) cost of trip. tims from Katrina in New Orleans, Veterans Well be teaching English to children Project for Clarks Summit and countless mostly, with the hopes of raising funds to hours of volunteer service with the combuild a new school, Brianna Eagen said. munity and beyond. She is now Head of Were also giving eye exams and handing Community Service for her school and this out 1,500 glasses. Ive always wanted to go project. internationally to help and this is just such She is a high honors student who also a great opportunity for me to nally do that enjoys acting, dancing, and theaterShe is and really help others. an all-around girl who has a large heart and Because Eagen attends a boarding school good work ethic. in Virginia, she is unable to attend the Art Walk herself to sell the bracelets as she did in July and August. Instead, Gretchen Eagen plans to be there. Brianna said a few organizations which have helped out with donations so far are St, Gregorys Church, which donated over 400 glasses, North Eastern Eye and Abington Lions Club. Brianna is a very ambitious leader for her school, Gretchen Eagen said. She was awarded the Communi- Got a pair of old eyeglasses laying around that you dont know what ty Service Award at her to do with? Local teen Brianna Eagen is collecting donations to give school for work with away during her upcoming trip to Africa.

One year

Katie Dammer
My Edition Teen Columnist
People volunteer for lots of different reasons besides service. You can meet new people, get involved in the community, or learn something new. Volunteering also exposes you to career options and can help you pursue your dream job. Pari Pancholy, an eighth grade student at Abington Heights Middle School, volunteered at Moses Taylor Hospital this summer through the HELP program. Pari wants to be a neurosurgeon or neurologist when she grows up, and because of this fascination with the brain, she got involved in the program. While at Moses Taylor Hospital, her job was to converse with the patients to mentally stimulate them during their stay. She said studies show that doing this helps with the patients mental functions. Her favorite part of volunteering at the hospital is getting to see a real hospital in action. I have seen the shows that try to replicate the real thing, she said, but it isnt as amazing as seeing the real place, the real machines, and the real doctors. Carina Salerno, also an eighth grade student at Abington Heights, volunteers at Sugar Mountain Farm and helps take care of the horses there. She volunteers twice a week and cleans the stables, cleans the track, and grooms and bathes the horses, which is her favorite part. Carina wants to work with animals someday, but shes not yet sure how. Who knowsmaybe this experience will help her decide. These are just two examples of people who used a volunteer opportunity to explore a career interest. Even if youre not pursuing your dream job, volunteering can still help you meet new people, be involved in the community, learn something new or just make you feel good about helping someone. Katie Dammer is going into eighth grade at Abington Heights, where she participates in track and soccer. She enjoys sports, reading and writing.

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Jennifer Severini-Kresock, 45, of South Abington Twp., loves what she does: helping others do what they love. The private career and college counselor and owner of NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates, was previously a high school counselor for over 20 years at two different local school districts. After developing some physical health problems, however, she said she began to search for a new job. I was trying to think, what could I do and use the skills that I have, doing something that I love to do, she said. She and a friend had been thinking about opening their own counseling practice for years, so she said to herself, This is what my talent is, this is what I love to do. Career and college has always been my forte, she said, so I decided to try it, and its been wonderful.
10 Tips for career and college decision making: Start early. Do your research. Ask for help. Never give up. Work hard. Take challenging courses in school. Do career shadows in your eld of interest. Keep your school choices open by applying to six to eight colleges, rather than just one. Visit your schools of choice and ask questions. Dont rush to decicions.

She works mostly from home, sometimes utilizing a friends ofce space or the local libraries. The business concentrates on career and college counseling, covering topics such as nancial aid and scholarships, college resumes, essays, college tours and career shadowing. She also periodically gives free presentations on related topics at different locations throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. She said she has 16 such presentations scheduled for this fall, and information about those can be found online on her Facebook page. Although she enjoyed the 20 years spent working in the schools, Kresock said she prefers working independently as she does now, as she is able to spend more time with each student. I like the idea of being able to spend as much time as they need, she said. In the school, youre kind of pressed for time. But now Im able to really see the process from start to nish and be much more detailed. I can go to the college on tour with the student, we can help them with the applications, sit down and help them with

their ideas for the essayswe dont write essays, though, nor do we ll out the applications, were just guiding them. She places an emphasis to her clients on the importance of career shadowing, and is able to set up valuable appointments between students and professionals in their careers of consideration and choice. I think its really important for students to do career shadows and see what its like, she said, giving an example of a past client who thought she wanted to be veterinarian, shadowed a professional in the eld, and changed her mind when she realized the job was a lot different than she previously imagined. Kresock encouraged students seeking career and college assistance to call or e-mail her and set up an appointment. My rates are reasonable, she said. You get the money back probably in scholarships or just in lack of aggravation. I really dont charge much.


NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates can be found on the social media website Twitter at: and Facebook at: It can be reached by phone at: (570) 702-5700 or e-mail at:

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher. Favorite subject in school: Languages, especially French. College: Marywood University High School: Scranton Preparatory School. Favorite author: Jodi Picoult. Favorite pastime: Reading on my Kindle. Community involvement: An active member of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and a ladies mentor at Lackawanna Dress for Success.


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Starting the year off right

Abington Heights High Schools National Honor Society hosted a back-toschool carnival on Aug. 31 at the high school from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Admission to the carnival, as well as all activities and games were free of charge; food was available for purchase. Vendors who participated included the Curbside Grill, Kikis Creamery, Thick n Thin Pizza and What the Fork Truck. The event featured classic carnival activities including a dunk tank, face painting, beanbag toss, goldsh game, rubber ducks in a pool, mini golf, a haunted house, a hula-hoop contest, and a freeze dance with ethnic music. The Robotics Club also provided a demonstration of their award-winning robot.

Photos by Heather Paradise

The Abington Journal

The Urell sisters, first row, from left, Ashley, 5, Abigail, 4, second row, Alexa, 6, Courtney, 8 and Emily, 10, enjoy the carnival.

From left: Elyse Simakaski, 11, Kate Lloyd, 3 and Simon Glidewell, 7, participate in the hula hooping contest. From the bottom: Cooper Cottell, 4, Reilley Taft, 3, Elizabeth Bell, 3 and Adam Trichler, 10, of Clarks Summit, enjoy climbing to the top of the bounce house.

Physical education teacher, Mike Ludka, 38, gets dunked into the dunk tank.

The Abington Heights High School girls soccer team volunteer at the carnival. First row, from left, Mariah Hawley, Abbey Burke, Jasmin Patel, Kelsey Jackson, Allyson Derry, Ashley Mulherin, second row, Mackenzie Machell, Nicole Getz, Rachel Stanton, Michaelina Holmes, Emily Bonsick, Nora Caputo, Caila Pitts, and Alison Kane.

From left: Elyse Simakaski,11, Jules Colombo, 11, Jordan Colombo, 8 and Lily Whetsell, 10, of Clarks Summit.

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From left: Lee Flynn, Renee Franquiz, Ryan Miller, Diane LaCoe and Bill Montgomery, members of Dalton Borough Council; Doug LaCoe, an owner of the Dalton Do-It Center; Scott LaCoe , an owner of the Dalton Do-It Center, holding daughter Grace, age 3; Sarah LaCoe holding daughter Hannah LaCoe, age 1, Ruth Marlatt, Susan Davidson, Sue Van Fleet, Dalton Police Chief Chris Tolson , Ron Stacknick, and Michael Ranakoski, Dalton police officer.

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A grand reopening

The owners of the Dalton Do-It Center, located on Routes 6 and 11, celebrated the recent remodeling of the store with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, August 31.

Name: Lacey Age: Young Sex: Female About me: I walk very nicely on a leash. Im calm, quiet, housebroken, and affectionate. Remember to contact the Grifn Pond Animal Shelter at (570) 586-3700 if your pet is lost or goes astray. The Grifn Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Grifn Pond Road, South Abington Twp., is open for the adoption of pets from noon to 4:30 p.m., daily. Wish list items are always appreciated, especially cat litter, cannedt dog food and paper towels.

ADOPT-A-CAGE Adopt a Cage at the Grifn Pond Animal Shelter for one month and your $20 donation will go toward care and feeding of the animal in that cage for the month that you choose. A card will be placed on the cage identifying the sponsor for the month. Send the following Adopt-A-Cage information, including name, address, city, state and zip, phone number, sponsorship month, choice of dog, cat or small animal cage, and how you would like your sponsor card to appear, along with $20 per cage to The Grifn Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Grifn Pond Rd., Clarks Summit, PA 18411. Adopt-A-Cage can also be done via PayPal or credit card.


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Isnt it romantic?
Abington Journal Correspondent

When Mark and Dawn Cianci, Waverly, met at a Halloween party in 1981, he was dressed as a bunny rabbit and Dawn was sporting a bunch of grapes, dressed as one of the Fruit of the Loom characters. She was wearing purple tights, a Danskin, was covered in balloons and in the company of her date, the apple Fruit of the Loom character, and other close friends, when she noticed Mark glancing at her from across the room. In a crowd of 200 or more she was drawn to Mark immediately.

Dawn said, with a chuckle, He was standing against the wall and I could see him looking, looking and looking..We struck up a conversation and we danced a little bit. As the night went on, people kept popping her balloons, Mark added. While there was something about the bunny that won her heart from the get go; Dawn noted, It was uncharacteristic of me. We went to the party, somehow Donny (the apple) and I split up and I started dancing with him (Mark). I would have never, ever done that in a million years because it wasnt the right thing to do, explained Dawn.

Mark and Dawn Cianci were married September 11, 1982.

All of a sudden I was dancing with him and I dont know what it wasI felt like I knew him forever. I was so comfortable with him. Before leaving the party, which was held in a big old colonial house, they sat and chatted on the porch for a while and Mark asked Dawn for her telephone number. I said, Can I have your phone number? She gave me the number, and with an overabundance of condence, I gured I could remember it, said Mark. A day or two later he attempted to contact her. I ran out to the car and got the scrap of paper out of the glove compartment and I called the number. I got this obviously old Italian woman Who are you trying to call? she asked. So, I thought, let me start transposing all of the numbersI tried three or four combinations and on the third or fourth try, I got her. Dawn said, When he called me I was so excited. I must have thought I remembered the number, but I ended up giving him the wrong number. To me it was fate. We found out we were neighbors. Every day I would walk right by his apartment building. I knew very quickly I wanted to marry her. It was her good soul, said Mark He would ask me different questions, said Dawn. One night in the apartment, he said, So, Dawn, what kind of house do you think youd like to have some day? Where do you see yourself? Children? I was sitting on the oor watching TV, and he said, How about if we get married?

They were married 11 months later on September 11, 1982. Dawn was 26 and Mark was 28. I was away at sea for at least three or four of those months (prior to the wedding). We had a lot of time together. If I worked three months, I had three months off, said Mark, who at the time was an ofcer in the Merchant Marines. For most of their marriage, Mark has travelled extensively nationally and internationally, and most recently as a consulting engineer. I would go out to sea, work three or four months and then come home, he said. Of course we had Joan Mead-Matsui | The Abinton Journal the other half of the year when we were together A trip to a Halloween party in 1981 brought Dawn and Mark Cianci together. every day, all day. But because Dawn is one of those super competent, capable people she was able to manage for months, even when our kids were little. All SuSAn G. Komen Product in StocK I would cry when he left, Dawn said. But I NEPA RACE DATE- September 21, 2013 never, ever doubted our Womens Womens #990 dedication to one another. Sandal Heritage #3025 One of the reasons Running Mark retired was a result of Dawns bout with cancer in 2009. I always say, When we Womens Made in the USa #890 got cancer, said Mark, Running referring to Dawns illNarrow-Med-Wide ness. All of these things Widths Available cancer and being away from each other for long FREE FooT SCANS periods of time have Womens just brought us closer New Balance #1765 Fitness together. Every little mileScranton/WilkesWalker stone weve reached and Barre Will Donate 10% of all Komen were closer than weve Sales in September ever been. Shes my best to the NEPA Susan G. friend. Komen Afliate I am lucky to be here with him, said Dawn. Mark and Dawn have three children: Gabriela, WWW.STORES.NEWBALANCE.COM 22; James, 27; and William, 29. SHOPPES AT MONTAGE | 2031 SHOPPES BLVD. MOOSIC, PA | (570) 344-2412




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NEWTON TOWNSHIP Set back off Davinci Lane this home offers privacy in a neighborhood setting complete w/ in-ground pool & plenty of usable space in doors and out. Full master suite , 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths situated on 1.2 acres. MLS# 13-3539 CHRISTIAN 585-0614 $469,000

CLARKS SUMMIT Outstanding home featuring central air, lg master suite w/ sitting area & bath. Modern kitchen w/ breakfast nook, lg formal DR, FR w/ fireplace, 2 tiered deck and 3 car garage all situated on a double lot w/ private yard. MLS#13-2579 MARION 585-0602 $349,900

DURYEA 2007 spacious ranch features vaulted ceilings, oak kitchen, master suite with garden tub, 3 bedrooms, almost finished basement, in ground fiberglass pool, patio, 2 car oversized garage, all set on a 1.23 acre lot. MAUREEN 585-0607 $314,900

FLORAL PARK This unique home features a large open floor plan, 3-4 bedrooms, sunroom, deck, fireplace, wet bar and more. MLS#13-1446 MARION 585-0602 $299,900

SCHOOLSIDE ESTATES THROOP Lovely two story home with attached garage, deck and eat-in kitchen. Full basement plumbed for bathroom. MLS# 13-4132 CHRISTIAN 585-0614 $280,000



GLENMAURA TOWNHOME Unique open floor plan. Vaulted ceiling, granite countertops, large cedar closet & HW floors. Enjoy the local amenities: golfing, skiing, baseball, clubhouse & swimming. Live the good life! MLS# 13-1929 JOAN 696-0887 $275,000

CLARKS SUMMIT Charming 4 bedroom in the heart of town. Walk to your favorite shops and restaurants! Enjoy your private back yard. Updated baths & kitchen. Fully finished basement. MLS# 13-3378 JOAN 696-0887 $274,900

FACTORYVILLE Great ranch home with lots of room in great condition. Great views in a quiet setting close to Clarks Summit & Tunkhannock. MLS# 13-2841 BOBBIE 585-0649 $274,000

COVINGTON TOWNSHIP Built in 2005 this home features, maple cabinets, central air, 3 full baths, large family room with fireplace and a deck overlooking private back yard. MLS# 13-4137 MARION 585-0602 $265,900
HARVEYS LAKE Immaculate 3BR, 2.5 bath End Unit Townhouse!! Cherry & granite eat-in kitchen w/ appliances open to LR w/FP & sliders to patio; large dining area & foyer; spacious MBR Suite; each BR has walk-in closet; A/C; 1st floor laundry; garage; boat slip available. MLS# 13-2526 RAE 714-9234 $214,900

CLARENDON ACRES Amazing views from this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with 2 car garage and workshop space on over half an acre. MLS#131877 KIM 585-0606 $263,663

CLARKS SUMMIT Large Bi-level on over 1/2 acre lot. 4 BR, 2 bath, LR w/ FP and large eat-in kitchen, rec room & family room w/ FP in lower level. Walk out patio, large deck & yard. MLS# 13-3994 ANDY 714-9225 $239,900



MINOOKA 2 Building lots, $17,000 each or owner will sell both together for $30,000. MLS#13-3682 JOE 351-3852 ROARING BROOK TWP 2.5+ ACRES MLS# 13-1464 JAIME 585-0609 $39,900

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TWO HOMES, ONE PRICE MLS#11-2812 KIM 585-0606 $89,900

CLARKS SUMMIT Spacious 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath split level offers a modern kitchen overlooking a cozy family room w/ wood-burning fireplace, finished basement and a 2 car garage. MLS# 13-912 LORI 585-0627 $204,000

DUNMORE Move in condition, beautiful 2 story 3 bedroom 2.5 bath contemporary home w/ large fenced in yard, spacious stone deck, gas fireplace, neutral colors, breakfast bar, foyer, plenty of storage. A MUST SEE! MLS#13-1035 ELIZABETH 585-0608 $219,000

NORTH POCONO 1.13 ACRES MLS#131869 MAUREEN 585-0607 $59,900 CLARKS SUMMIT ALMOST 3 ACRES MLS# 13-1266 ELIZABETH 585-0608 $75,900 CLARKS SUMMIT ACREAGE MLS#11-3684 LORI 585-0627 $99,000 TUNKHANNOCK AT STONEHEDGE . MLS# 13-904 KIM 585-0606 $125,00 0 CLARKS SUMMIT 7.34 ACRES MLS# 125442 CHRISTIAN 585-0614 $129,900

OAKFORD GLEN Easy living can be yours in this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath condo in a park-like setting. Enjoy a dip in the pool, gather with friends in the clubhouse or relax on your back deck for a quiet evening by the pond. Worry-free living at its best. MLS# 13-2024 LORI 585-0627 or TERRY 714-9248 $215,000

WEST SCRANTON LARGE DOUBLE MLS#133550 LORI 585-0627 $84,900 SOUTH SCRANTON LARGE DOUBLE HOME MLS# 12-5082 BEVERLY 585-0619 $79,000 INVESTORS WANTED MLS# 12-4695 JOSEPH 351-3852 $74,900 SCRANTON TWO CAR GARAGE 1824 MAUREEN 585-0607 MLS# 13$69,900

CARBONDALE DUPLEX. MLS# 13-1450 ELIZABETH 585-0608 $66,500

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP Delightful Chalet in cul-de-sac location. Very well maintained, fireplace, vaulted ceiling, wrap around deck, garage and more. MLS# 13-2575 BEVERLY 585-0619 $169,000

FALLS Located between Clark Summit & WilkesBarre, lots of hardwood floors & tile. One with nature. Luxurious lot. Spacious. MLS#12-3048W CLARKS SUMMIT 29.70 ACRES MLS#12MARIBETH 696-0882 $189,900 5554 ELIZABETH 585-0608 $240,000

CLARKS SUMMIT Terrific Townhome! Newer hardwood flooring, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, whirlpool, 2 car garage, beautiful lake views! MLS# 12-4576 BEVERLY 585-0619 $176,000

CAREFREE LIVING! - Briarwood end-unit with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, recently updated kitchen and baths, plus new flooring and finished lower level. MLS#13-1874 KIM 585-0606 $154,210

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SCRANTON Three bedroom ranch, offers newly refinished red oak flooring, freshly painted rooms, decorative ceilings, two full baths, gas heat, whole house fan, garage, off street parking and corner lot. MLS# 13-3510 MAUREEN 585-0607 $104,900

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Rotary Club of the Abingtons


Taste the Abingtons

$25 per person, and can be purchased from any Rotarian or from our web site. Log on to Rotary E i l e e n Club of the Christina Contributing Abingtons. All prof- Columnist its from this event will help the Rotary Club of the Abingtons reach local, national and international goals. Some of these goals are: providing dictionaries for each third grade child in our districts; sponsoring a Rotary Exchange Student; maintaining our communitys ower boxes and garbage bins and more.
Our new exchange student

Abington Journal Columnist

Ninth annual Taste of the Abingtons

Perhaps you have heard that a particular local restaurant has a superb dish and you would like to try a bite or two. If wonderful food is for you, then come along to the ninth annual Taste of the Abingtons, sponsored by the Rotary Club of the Abingtons. Chair of the event, TShaiya Gibbons, has announced that about 25 restaurants will display and freely give out their wares on September 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Nichols Village Hotel and Spa, 110 Northern Blvd., South Abington Township. New this year will be the Sunrise Caf featuring Dawns chicken chili. You can try crab bisque from Coopers Seafood Restaurant, goodies from the Glenburn Grill or sushi from Atami. Paul and Jean Manning will scoop their locally famous ice cream. Ingrids Swedish meatballs will again be prepared and served by Rotarians. Other restaurants include: A Little Piece of Heaven, Beta Bread, Camelot Restaurant and Inn, Fern Hall, Iron Pierce Catering, Nichols Village, Quaker Steak, Seasons, Red Lobster, Perkins, Basils, Carmens Restaurant at the Raddison, Gertrude Hawk, Fire and Ice, Gerritys, Keystone Culinary Department, Duffys, My Girls Caf, Sidels, and Weis Market. Tickets are priced at

Fumika Osuka, our Rotary Exchange Student has arrived from her native Japan. She is now a member of the Abington Heights High School. All regular classes as well as extra activities are open to her as she experiences life in an American family as a high school teenager. In addition to school, Yumika will be part of our Rotary family, attending meetings each Thursday and taking part in Rotary activities. The student is placed with a family whose background has been thoroughly checked and cleared so that a rich and meaningful experience can be achieved. More information about Fumika is coming in the October column.

In 1952 the worst epidemic of polio struck 58,000 people in the U.S., caused the death of more than 3,000 people and disabled 21,000 more with paralysis. Likened to the plague, the very word caused fear. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was the worlds most visible victim of the disease and through his efforts the March of Dimes Foundation funded the development for a cure. A medical researcher and virologist named Jonas Edward Salk (1914 1995) discovered in 1952, a remedy which would prevent anyone from getting this terrible illness. Easy to take, a pill slipped under the tongue had the magic effect of prevention. We may not see anyone in our community living with the effects of polio in an iron lung or see anyone with cumbersome braces to support polio affected limbs because in our nation the Salk vaccine has been available since the mid 50s. As a result of the Salk vaccine, polio cases worldwide dropped from 650 in 2011 to 223 in 2012. As of June 2013 only 69


cases had been reported. None of these cases are in the United States. Rotary International has joined with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in partnership to raise millions of new dollars to eradicate the disease in the world. This joint effort, called End Polio Now Make History Today, is part of the drive to raise $5.5 billion for the 2013-18 Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan. The Gates Foundation will provide a two-to-one match for every new dollar that Rotary commits to polio eradication, up to $35 million a year through 2018. Projects like A Taste of the Abington do just that, raise new money to rid the planet of polioforever. Join us in the polio ght.
Rotary breakfast or lunch?

You may want to join in the good that Rotarians do. And why wouldnt you? We meet every Thursday for lunch at Nichols Village. If lunch takes too much time from your busy day, join us at 7:15 a.m. for breakfast Fumika Osuka, a Rotary Exchange Student from Japan, joins our Abington Community. She recently at the Glenburn Grill on met with past Rotary President Trip Crowley, host family member, left, and Roger Mattes, Chairman of Routes 6 and 11 and see the Rotary Student Exchange Program, right. what collective good can do for you, for our community and for the world.

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Help Moes Southwest Grill give Hope for Haiti and support the Jacmel Children Center on Saturday, Sept. 14. The problem of orphaned and abandoned children in Haiti is very real, said Lisa Rueff Schneider, founder of Yogaventures and Jacmel Children Center. We must help, in any way we can. UNICEF estimates that 420,000 Haitian children are orphaned or abandoned, many of them after the 2010 earthquake that devastated the entire country. Lisa and her husband Phillip traveled to Haiti and witnessed the devastation rst-hand. In their journeys, the Schneiders met Jacmel community leader, Bonite Affriany, who began feeding, teaching and ministering to nearly 300 children, some of whom walked for more than an hour for the opportunity to have one hot meal that day. To ensure Bonite was not alone in providing for these vulnerable children, the Schneiders founded the Jacmel Children Center, a 12,000 square food orphanage and Montessori School for children ages 3 to 10. They partnered with 501(c)3 organization Random Acts and established the Jacmel Children Center. This school and community center offers a place for the children to stay out of the weather, receive a healthy meal and focus on their education. The social media campaign to build the center caught the notice of Shannon Slaton, RVP of Franchise Operations at Moes Southwest Grill. Shannon and Lisa attend-

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ed high school together in Atlanta, and had remained in contact. When she learned of the Jacmel Children Center, Shannon got involved and helped raise $20,000 to see the building completed. Now, its time to make sure the center has enough money to operate as long as children need its shelter and services. A permanent effort, Hope for Haiti East Coast Fundraising Team has been launched to ensure the orphaned children of Jacmel will always have a place to call home. Lisa and Shannon are truly inspired by their cause, and the children of Jacmel need our help, said Larry Wilson, the largest franchise owner of Moes Southwest Grill in the Central New York and Northern Pennsylvania. I am eager to help this deserving organization and their important mission in any way I can. Wilson is helping the Hope For Haiti team kick off their campaign by donating the proceeds of all burritos, chips and salsa sold at his Moes locations on Sept. 14. Heres how to help: Visit your local Moes Southwest Grill on Sept. 14; for a minimum donation of $10, youll get VIP pass granting all-you-caneat access to Moes for your meal and the proceeds fully support the Jacmel Children Center. If you are not able to attend you can send a donation to Moes Southwest Grill Fundraising, 111 Grant Ave, Suite 210, Endicott, NY 13760. All donations and VIP passes are lly tax deductible.

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Jeanette ann arnold
August 26, 2013
Jeanette Ann Arnold, 74, of Clarks Summit, passed away Monday, Aug. 26. Arnold grew up in Ridgewood Queens, N.Y., the daughter of Thomas and Elly Thomsen. A r n o l d graduated from Grover Cleveland High School and was rst chair violinist in the orchestra. Jeanette was married to Robert J. Arnold on November 9, 1957. She spent her working career at Akzo Salt Company. Arnold was a dedicated member of the Clarks Green United Methodist Church and pioneered the local chapter of the Appalachian Service Project, an organization dedicated to helping underprivileged families meet their most basic and essential needs. Providing safe housing and clothing while teaching life skills are the trademarks of its endeavors. In her travels, Arnold has brought hope and change to the lives of others. Known to her grandchildren as Omie, she has always been the rock in the family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend and an inspiration. She has demonstrated extraordinary courage in times of hardship and desperation. She has initiated strong and profound changes in the lives of others. She always put others before herself and expected nothing in return. On any given day, Omie could be found in her sewing room working on outfits for her loved ones while snacking on black licorice and drinking hot tea. Arnold was preceded in death by her son, Thomas William Arnold. She is survived by her husband Robert J. Arnold and her children Karen, Debra, and Douglas and his wife Nancy. Also survived by her sister Eleanor Watson of La Centre, WA, and her nephew and nieces. Jeanette had eight grandchildren, Denise, Megan, Karey, Ryan, Kathryn, Zachary, Evan and Logan and three great grandchildren Thomas, Michael and Avery. Jeanette found comfort with her English Springer Spaniel, Dugan. Special thanks to Dr. Gordon, Dr. Emanuelson, Dr. Jordan and the caregivers at Hematology & Oncology Associates in Dunmore. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to ASP, Clarks Green United Methodist Church. To sign the online guestbook go to Clarks Summit. He was a proud Army veteran serving his country during the Korean Conflict. Also surviving are a son, Rev. Eugene W. Race and his wife Carlene, Endicott, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Jeremy E. Race and Patricia Marie Recene; two great grandchildren, Ethan Race and Cooper Recene; two brothers, Ernest and Alfred Race and a sister, Anna Davis. He was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Sclocum, and four brothers, Art, Roy, George and Donald Race. To sign the online guest book, please visit www.

August 30, 2013

Mildred Stacknick, 83, of Chinchilla, died Friday morning, Aug. 30, at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. She was the widow of retired airman, Louis Stacknick. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Olga Holtzman Morris Sr. She attended school in Clarks Summit, and was employed in the garment industry locally and in Scranton. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Clarks Summit. Surviving are three brothers, Andrew H. Jr. and Clyde R., both of Chinchilla; and Edward R. Morris, South Carolina, She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Lawroski and Ruth Farrel. The family would like to thank all those who cared for Mildred during her troubled years of struggling with Alzheimers Disease. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at Abington Hills Cemetery by the Rev. George J. Mathews, pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 205 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411 or the donors favorite charity.

Mildred stacknick

Chinchila Hose Co.hosts annual barbecue

the chinchilla Hose company of south abington township hosted its annual chicken barbecue at the firehouse, located at 113 shady lane rd. on saturday, aug. 31. From left: P.J. Hughes and Mike santarsiero flip the chicken at the chinchilla Hose companys chicken barbecue.

Restaurant going to the dogs

adriane Heine John and Pat Atkins, owners of Patsels Restaurant, will host Patsels is Going to the Dogs on Sunday, Sept. 15 to benet the Grifn Pond Animal Shelter. It will be a wonderful evening of ne food and entertainment, Deb Dudley, the animal shelters director of development said. The lavish fundraiser has been held every other year for the past eight years, ever since Executive Chef Michael Bodner brought the idea to the owners. Chef Michael had been to the shelter many times looking for the right pet and nally adopted a dog, Pat Atkins explained. He noticed that they needed so many things and wondered if we could help somehow. We are animal people and had always supported the shelter. Its been very successful and we hope we can continue to help. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with live music by acoustic guitarist Leland Smith strumming tunes from the past several decades. There will be food stations, complimentary beer and wine and a dog demonstration. Professional dog trainer Alan Finn will showcase some incredible things that can be accomplished with dog training. Grifn Pond saves over 6000 animals every year, Dudley explained. They come in for all different reasons; divorce, relocation, owners with medical problems who cant care for their pets anymore. Donations and generosity like this allow us to care for them
Abington Journal Correspondent

Paul B Mikulak Jr.

August 24, 2013
Paul B Mikulak Jr. of Cherry Ridge Twp. Honesdale, owner of Honesdale Fire Equipment, died Saturday, August 24 at Scranton Regional Medical Center. He was 58. The son of the late Paul B Mikulak Sr. (1999) and Fay Schwab Mikulak (2010), Paul was born on June 12, 1955 in Carbondale. Paul was a lifetime member and Captain of Hose Company #1 and past Chief of the Honesdale Fire Department. Paul is survived by his son William Mikulak, his wife Becky of Beach Lake, three grandchildren, Damian, Jaidyn and Lucas Mikulak. Also by, his companion Christy Alekson, his sister Leslie Mikulak Cordaro her husband James, brothers, Gregory Mikulak his wife Stacy Wilcox Mikulak, Theodore Mikulak his wife Kim Case Mikulak, Peter and Samuel Mikulak and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a fire company of your choice.

Pat atkins, Michael Bodner and tara atkins with their beloved dogs yankee, nevis, riley, rue and laisa are all anxiously awaiting Patsels is going to the dogs, scheduled for sunday, sept. 15.

Adriane Heine | The Abington Journal

Willis eugene race

August 27, 2013
Willis Eugene Race, 85, Clarks Summit died Tuesday morning, Aug. 27, at the Regional Hospital in Scranton. His wife is the former Ruth Ciocca, the couple celebrated 60 years of marriage on June 6. Born in Dunmore, he was the son of the late George and Lillian Hutchins Race. He worked for Feibus & Gordon for many years and prior to his retirement, he was employed by Amicis Restaurant in

and nd them new homes. We are so thankful to John and Pat Atkins for opening up their restaurant and to all of our supporters for making

the work that we do possible. Tickets are $100 per person and reservations should be made by calling Patsels at (570) 563-2000.

For more information about the shelter, to donate or to volunteer, visit

Civitas Media launches communitywebsites

MyOwn sites aim to deliver community-driven news from citizens

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The Abington Journal publishes obituaries of local interest, free of charge. Obituaries may be sent to The Abington Journal office via traditional mail at 211 South State Street, Clarks Summit, PA 18411, via fax at 570-586-3980 or via e-mail at news@ Obituaries should be submitted by Monday to ensure publication in the next paper. Obituaries must be sent in by a funeral home or must name who is handling the arrangements, along with a street address, city, state and phone number. For more information, call (570) 587-1148.

Civitas Media, The Times Leaders parent company, is committed to serving its communities and providing relevant news and information through multiple channels. With this in mind, on Monday, Sept. 2 Civitas Media launched www. and other sites, which are interactive community websites. The site features hyper-local news and information generated by community residents about area happenings and events. The MyOwn Wilkes-Barre website is part of a larger effort to deliver community-driven news throughout the region. MyOwn Community websites for Dallas, Pittston, Scranton and Clarks Summit also launched on Monday. The MyOwn Community website is based on the town square, or public square, concept, said Michael Bush, Civitas Medias president and CEO. As an amateur historian, I am intrigued by

Find a MyoWn WeBsite For your coMMunity how communities were inuenced by the interaction that took place in the town square, or community center, and how important that type of interaction still is today. The MyOwn website is a community-specic news, information and engagement platform driven by the most important individuals in WilkesBarre: its citizens. The MyOwn sites can revolutionize the way neighbors connect with each other and their communities, Bush said.

With todays busy lifestyles it has become more and more difcult for individuals and families to easily maintain the level of daily interaction that keeps a community vibrant, said Walt Lafferty, The Times Leaders general manager. And as the leading source of news and information in WilkesBarre, we felt we should nd a solution to keep community members involved and active. The MyOwn website is an innovative way to nd out about and participate in whats going on near you. The site has been built so that you have plenty of opportunity to share photos, videos and stories, as well play online games, post upcoming events or just see what your neighbors are doing. The MyOwn website is the solution the community has been looking for, Lafferty said. The MyOwn site will strengthen our community and improve the lives of its residents, but we cant do it without everyones support. Wilkes-Barres MyOwn website is now available at Log in today and see where community comes together.

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Do you recognize the piece of the Abingtons shown above? Correct answers will be entered to win a $10 gift certificate from Lynns Hallmark in Clarks Summit.

Natalie Mennicucci | The Abington Journal

Pieces of the Abingtons

How well do you know the streets where you live? The Abington Journal puts your powers of observation to the test with our Pieces of the Abingtons contest. Every other week within the paper, well feature a photograph of a landmark, architectural structure or other local item in public view in the Abingtons. Well ask you to submit a guess as to where the photo was taken and what is featured in the photo. Then well enter each correct answer in a drawing to win a $10 gift certicate from Lynns Hallmark in Clarks Summit. Well notify you if you win and well print the winning contestant and answer in an upcoming edition of The Abington Journal with the next contest photo. Answer # 152: The Clarks Summit Post ofce Winner # 152: Jennifer Twest, of Clarks Summit Pieces of the Abingtons Contest Rules 1. Identify the correct location of Photo #153, shown, above. 2. Submit your entry by Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. 3. Entry must include the correct location and/or description of the Pieces of the Abingtons featured in the current weeks photo. children she fostered in her home. The children often were seen and cared for by the faculty at the Childrens Advocacy Center. Dench described her feelings regarding LaPorta and her team as great people passionate for protecting kids. We both share the passion of wanting to help our community of children. I have worked with these children and so has she (LaPorta), said Dench. Theyre tenacious. You have to be. Its easier to walk by and look the other way. Too many people do that these days. The right thing is to say, Im an adultIm a big person in this communityIf God has given us nances, intelligence, and an education, how about using that for the better of our community and our children? Theres something everyone can do. Denchs daughter, Samantha found a way to show her support by organizing a fundraiser, possibly using the Ackerly Complex. Were thrilled to be a part of this, said Medico. (Curra) came to me and asked if we minded if they did some of the filming at Ackerly, and I said, Mind? It would be a great opportunity. Medicos sentiments were echoed by the Abington Little League Board, who approved the
The Barony of Endless Hills, part of the Society for Creative Anachronism,an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skill of pre-17th century Europe, gathered at a softball field in Scott Township on Sunday, Aug. 25, dressed in period clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Jason Riedmiller | Abington Journal

4. Entry should include your name, address, contact number (not for publication) and the correct answer. Entries should be sent to: The Abington Journal, 211 S. State St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411 or 5. Contestants can only win once in a 90-day period. a large fashion show as her Abington Heights High School senior project, featuring LaPorta as her key speaker. The event was held at Glen Oak Country Club in May of 2012 and raised $5,000 for the Childrens Advocacy Center. Tickets for the Crystal Anniversary Celebration are $100 a person, or $1,000 for a table of 10. Plans for the event celebration includes cocktails and hors doeuvres in the lobby from 6 to 7 p.m.; dinner in the Grand Ballroom from 7 to 8 p.m.; the formal program with Father Joseph Sica serving as master of ceremonies, the premiere of a documentary on the Childrens Advocacy Center, and the presentation of awards from 8 to 8:45 p.m.; a Time for Action silent auction and luxury items rafe.; and music by Music for Models from 9 to 11 p.m. To make a reservation, call (570) 969-7313 or email C r y s t a l A n n i v e rs a r y @ use of the field and provided players to participate for the day. This has been a terrific collaboration between WVIA and (the Abington Little League). Theyve provided the fields, they cast the team. They wanted to make sure they demonstrated the diversity of Little League, so we have girls and boys of different ethnicity and From page 1A of Aethelmearc, located in the eastern area of Pennsylvania . Members come from Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wyoming, Wayne, Monroe, Pike, Bradford, Susquehanna and parts of Sullivan counties. Fighting tournaments, art exhibits, classes, workshops, dancing and feasts are some of the other happenings members participate in throughout the year. We are the best of the Middle Ages without the sickness and the plague said Baroness Barbary Rose of Endless Hills, otherwise known as Barb Gable of Dalton. Sometimes when you say Medieval Reenactment Society, you get a negative response because of the word Medieval. Were a fun group. We also teach history. We do school demos if askedWere educational as well. Suzette Lucas, also known as Lilika Rose, Chatelaine for Endless Hills attended the Aug. 25 reenactment and enjoys being a part of the group because of the historical period - the Middle Ages; all of the different personas, types of garb, recreating history, and having fun. You dont necessarily have to fight, you dont have to know how to fenceYou can sing, sew, do pottery, and scribe. There are different types of things you can do in the SCA. This is an escape from everyday normalcy. You can create a persona. Mine is 13th Century Hungarian gypsy, and I can dress like a Hungarian gypsy if I choose to, or I can get my good garb out. But I like to be able to step into an alternate reality and have fun. All of the gear is made by members of the organization. To join the group, Barb Gable different races that are all part of the Abington League, but also represent Little League in the larger International sense. Really, what theyre doing is they are being the models for the entire international youth organization, said Matkosky. Theyre going to have a very prominent, visual role in the documentary. The crew started lm-

From page 1A Dench, South Abington Township, and her husband, Dennis have fostered more than 30 children and adopted three children as infants: Isaiah, 10, Mariah, 9, and Sarah, 2, The children joined the Dench family, which includes son, Kori and daughters, Miki and Samantha. All have left an imprint on our hearts. We have learned so much from our children, said Dench. Dench has volunteered her time at the Lackawanna County Prison working with women for more than 11 years and has seen broken women having children through the system that have been abused and neglected. Where does the cycle end? asked Dench. She met Maryann LaPorta, Childrens Advocacy Center executive director while working with abused and neglected

Derek Bluestar Holton is ready to do battle.

Jason Riedmiller | Abington Journal

said to show up and say, That For more information on Endless looks like fun, and we will get you Hills, visit involved. expecting a documentary of this size to have national appeal. While the lms distribution plans are currently not nalized, Matkosky said WVIA is pursuing national distribution. Were condent a documentary about Little League baseball is going to be seen in the country so were feeling good about its distribution possibilities, said Matkosky. This is something that at least one member of the Abington Little League is very excited about. I want all my Yankee people, like Robinson Cano, to see me, said Patrick Walsh, 8, Clarks Green. The documentary is scheduled to air in June of 2014.

From page 1A learned from those shoots that, due to the speed of the game, some of the techniques the athletes are displaying can go unnoticed to the viewer. In an effort to x this, the crew called upon the help of the Abington Little League. What we learned when shooting game footage is that the game proceeds very quickly, and you really cant see the athletic intensity or the competitive intensity of the kids. So, were staging normal baseball action- running to first, batting, pitching, sliding into home, but were shooting this in slow motion so that we can try and capture technique, said Matkosky in regards to the day of shooting at the Ackerly Complex. When you see a 7-yearold run down a base at a Little League game (and) you slow it down to 300 frames a second, you can see them trying, and thats what were trying to do here is see the effort and see the way kids participate in the game. After realizing they needed this element for the film, President, CEO and Executive Producer of WVIA Public Media Tom Curra contacted Abington Little League Board member Phil Medico about

ing in Abington Thursday morning with players ages 8 to 12 and wrapped that night with players ages 13 to 18. There are already plans to shoot in a number of other locations across the country, including Arizona, Texas and Nevada and possibly internationally in Japan, Mexico and the Czech Republic. Matkosky said he is


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Arts Etc...

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Call for Entries, Glenburn Twp. 9th Annual Art Show and Sale. Delivery by Sept. 26 for Sept. 29 opening. All 2 dimensional media considered. Info: Joanne at (570) 954-1489. Depths and Edges: Berenice DVorzon, Sept. 6-Oct. 11, at Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall at the University of Scranton. Free during gallery hours. Info: (570) 941-4214. Scranton Cultural Center First Friday, Sept. 6, at the Scranton Cultural Center from 610 p.m. Features the visual creations of Amy Wyman, music by Keep Coming Back, and improvisation comedy with Here We Are in Spain. Info: amyd@ or call (570) 346-7369 x 122. The New York Trumpet Ensemble, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at University of Scrantons Houlihan McLean Center. Free. Info: (570) 941-7624 or Lets Dance! Ballroom Dancing Lessons, at the Waverly Community House. Dance lessons will be offered in two sessions. The first session, beginning Sept. 11, is offered on Wednesdays. Class 1, from 6-7 p.m., is for advanced dancers who want to learn the American Tango. Class 2, from 7-8 p.m., is for beginners and will focus on learning the Cha Cha and Rumba. Session 2 will take place Wednesday evenings Oct. 23 and 30, Nov. 13 and 20 and Dec. 4. The classes for session 2 are a continuation of for those who have completed session 1 and are held at the same time as session 1 classes. Session 2 is also open to dancers who have previous experience. Cost: $45 per person for each five-week session. Advanced registration is required. Info / Registration: Call Jill Wetzel at (570) 954-1147 or

Local artist to be featured in show at Misericordia University


Capturing Realism
Helen Crispino, of Dalton, was interested in drawing most of her life, but it wasnt until she attended Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, she said, that she developed a serious pursuit of the art. I remember how it felt when I stepped into my very rst drawing class, she said. By the crispino end of the rst class, I knew that it was what I was meant to do. My very rst art instructor was a celebrated artist from NEPA, Michael Molnar. He opened up a new world to me of painting and drawing that I never knew existed. Crispino graduated LCCC with an Associate Degree in Painting and Illustration, then enrolled in The Waichulis Studio, Bear Creek, an atelier founded and operated by renowned artist and instructor Anthony Waichulis. She graduated from there in 2006. It was those years spent working in the studio among a talented salvo of artists, she said, that I was able to rene my draftsmanship and painting skills to where they are today. She also earned an Associate Degree in Arts at Keystone College, LaPlume. Currently, she works primarily with oils and charcoal. She describes her artwork as a very high-denition realism or hyper-realism. The main focus of the work, and a great passion of mine, she said, is the celebration of animals and nature. I hope that others will be able to connect with that which I am trying to communicate and share in the things that I am most passionate about, she later added. Painting and drawing, for me, has become an extremely fullling form of communication. The feedback I receive from my efforts allows me to grow as an artist and foster the visual language that I have been developing over the years. Her artwork has been displayed in numerous galleries across the country, including: The Meyer Gallery in Santa Fe, N.M.; the John Pence Gallery in San Francisco, Calif.; the Salmagundi Club in New York City; the Rehs Gallery in New York City; San Marino Gallery in Pasadena, Calif.; Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Wilkes-Barre; Hazleton Art League, Hazleton and more. She displays her artwork in the biennial Capturing Realism exhibits at the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University, including the upcoming Capturing Realism 2013, scheduled for Sept. 7 through Oct. 31. Capturing Realism 2013 will feature the works of instructors, alumni and apprentices from the Ani Art Academies Waichulis atelier, Bear Creek Twp.; the Ani Art Academies Anguilla, on the Caribbean island of Anguilla; and the Ani Art Academies Dominicana, on the island of the Dominican Republic. The show will open with a Meet the Artists Reception Sept. 7, which Crispino plans to attend, from 5 to 8 p.m. The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery hours are 10



I hope you enjoyed your Labor Day weekend. To me the week after Labor Day is the unofcial start of fall. Kids are back in school, and at the Dietrich we are busy gearing up for the Dietrichs Fall Film Festival. Have you started making a list of movies that you want to see yet? I am so impressed with the selection, and with 19 lms there is something for everyone. For music buffs, we will be showing 20 Feet From Stardom. This documentary tells the untold true Erica stories of some of Rogier the greatest back- Contributing up singers. It will Columnist feature interviews with some of the greats in music including Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and Mick Jagger. We also will present The English Teacher, which is set in nearby Kingston, Pennsylvania. The lm tells the story of Hannah Arendts reporting on the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann. The movie Fruitvale Station also looks gripping. And for those of us who enjoy a little comedy, the festival includes the feel-good hit of the season The Way Way Back and Keri Russell in Austenland. The fall festival will run from Friday, Sept. 20 through Thursday, Oct. 3. Visit for movie showtimes and synopses. Opening Night Gala on Sept. 20 will have an Oktoberfest theme. The evening will be lled with beer, wine, two lms, hors doeuvres and desserts. Tickets are $35 per person. Food will be provided by Epicurean Delight, Ma Greenleys BBQ, Twigs Restaurant & Caf and The Fireplace Restaurant. Nimble Hill Vineyard & Winery and Nimble Hill Brewing Company will be providing the wine and beer. Join us for this festive evening. Reservations can be made by calling (570) 996-1500. If you are looking for after school activities for your children, Dietrichs art classes with Steve and Amy Colley will be starting up next week. In September the focus will be All About Pottery & Sculpture. In these classes, students will get their hands dirty as they as they learn to work with the medium of clay. Students will discover how to throw pots on a potters wheel. They will explore sculpting methods. Plus, they will also learn how to create pottery using the handbuilding technique. Classes for students ages ve to eight years old will be held on Fridays, Sept. 13, 20, 27 and Oct. 4 from 4 to 5:30 p.m., and students ages nine to 12 years old will meet on Thursdays, Sept. 12, 19, 26, and Oct. 3 at the same time. Admission is $40 per class series. We will also be offering Preschool Pottery & Sculpture in September. Children will learn to sculpt animals and work on a potters wheel. It is amazing to me what even the youngest of students can make. Admission to preschool pottery classes is free. Classes will be offered on Thursday, Sept. 12, 19, 26 and Oct. 3 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Call the Dietrich for more information or to register for these classes. And remember to join us this Saturday, Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. at the Dietrich for the nature presentation Bears in My Backyard. During this presentation, Wildlife Conservation Ofcer Victor Rosa will share interesting facts about bears including where they came from, why they are common in our region, den locations, bear cubs and more. He will also share humorous anecdotes pertaining to black bears. This program is appropriate for all ages and admission is free. Tickets can be reserved by calling (570) 996-1500 and will be available at the door while they last. As you can see, the Dietrich is so much more than the movies!

cloud 9, an oil painting by Helen crispino, of dalton, a student at the Ani Art Academies Waichulis, will be on display in the capturing Realism 2013 exhibit at the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University, dallas, Sept. 7 though oct. 31.

What: Capturing Realism 2013 art exhibit Who: Open to the public, this exhibit features the artwork of Dalton artist Helen Crispino, as well as instructors, alumni and apprentices from the Ani Art Academies Waichulis atelier, Bear Creek Twp., the Ani Art Academies Anguilla, on the Caribbean island of Anguilla and the Ani Art Academies Dominicana, on the island of the Dominican Republic. Where: Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University When: Sept. 7 through Oct. 31, with a Meet the Artists Reception Sept. 7 from 5 - 8 p.m. Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday; and 1 - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. When we held our rst exhibit in 1998, we only had a small group of artists and we easily t into the space at Misericordia, said Waichulis. Now that we have over 20 artists in each of the three schools around the globe, we decided to make this a juried show, and select the items for exhibit so to provide the most rich and diverse representation of the work being done at all three academies. Crispino said she looks forward to the show and seeing the artwork her colleagues have been developing in recent months. The Capturing Realism exhibitions are always a great success, she said, both in attendance and appreciation. It is an experience I look forward to each and each and every time it comes around. For more information about the exhibit, or to see more works from the artists from the Ani Art Academies, visit www. and For more information regarding the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery and upcoming exhibits, visit art or call (570) 674-6250.

Book signing with awardwinning book author Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Ph.D., Sept. 7, 4 to 5 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of the DeNaples Center, University of Scranton. Free. Info: (570) 941-7816 or kym.


Annual Holiday Marketplace Fundraiser, Nov. 9 at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be handmade merchandise for sale by a variety of vendors and a basket raffle. Admission: Free. Info: (570) 587-3440, or www. LackawannCountyLibrary

Waverly girl performs at carnegie Hall

The New York Pops Orchestra celebrated its 30th birthday April 29 at Carnegie Hall and Foxcrofts Brianna Eagen of Waverly was there performing. Eagen was one of the Camp Broadway Kids who, according to one reviewer, gave a rousing opener as they appeared on stage and in the aisles, in a medley of tunes from the Broadway classic Gypsy. The evening, hosted by Paula Zahn and lled with stars, honored songwriters Frank Loesser and Jule Styne, and the centennial of legendary actor/singer/ dancer Danny Kaye. Eagen, who has appeared on the Foxcroft stage many times, was selected to be one of the 50 Kids after an audition last October. She gathered with the other youngsters several days before the performance to learn the music and dance steps and perfect them with intensive all-day rehearsals. Eagen was also one of a handful of teens selected to sit in on stage for two-time Tony Award winner Donna Murphys song, The Ugly Duckling. She was the voice of the mother in the movie Tangled, Eagen explained in apresentation to the Foxcroft community at morning meeting . Other performers included Tony nominees Laura Benanti, Stephanie J. Block, Will Chase, Rob McClure, and Laura Osnes. The performance was followed by a gala dinner dance at the Plaza Hotel, where Eagen mingled with celebrities.

How many films will be part of the Dietrichs upcoming Fall 2013 Film Festival?

Last weeks answer: 2154

Last weeks winner: Joe Gyuraki, of Dalton Contestants can only win once in a 60-day period.

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Abington Journal Columnist

The Dalton Delights

Pink Glove Dance headed to NayAug Park

Public invited to join G-CMC Sept. 6 as part of national video contest
In honor of breast cancer awareness, Geisinger-Community Medical Center is asking the community to dance through Nay Aug Park Sept. 6 as part of its Pink Glove Dance video shoot. The Pink Glove Dance is an annual national competition sponsored by Medline, with the winner receiving $25,000 for a local breast cancer charity of its choice. This is the second year Geisinger will produce a video to pay tribute to employees, the community and cancer survivors everywhere. The G-CMC video will be taped Friday, Sept. 6, from noon to 2 p.m. in Nay Aug Park. Participants are asked to meet at the park entrance near G-CMC on Arthur Avenue by 11:30 a.m. No dance experience is required. Participants will be taught simple dance moves and pink gloves will be provided. All ages are welcome and pink attire is optional. Akin to a ash mob, participants will dance with G-CMC employees, patients, families and friends. For more information about the Pink Glove Dance or to register for the Sept. 6 taping, visit www. or call (570) 214-4860.

Were ready to get our fall schedule underway at the Dalton Community Library. There have been many inquiries about programs for children and adults. We appreciate the communitys interest. Tuesday is the busy day for children at our library. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 17, we will start our childrens Storytime program. It will be held every Tuesday at 1 p.m, all young children are invited. We will spend some time telling stories, doing crafts, and enjoying age appropriate conversation not to mention sharing loads of giggles. We also will listen to rhymes, play with puppets and conduct a little song and dance when the feeling is right. The activities will be enjoyable, educational and will give children the opportunity to spend some time with other children. Storytime will last between 30 minutes to an hour. If the children are ready to enjoy a full hour, well be ready to provide a full hour of activities. Weve had moms, dads, grandparents and babysitters attend with children and enjoy the fun. Also on Tuesday, Sept. 17, we will start a new after-school program called, Kids Crew. Much like the Kreative Kids group, we will continue the popular activities such as LEGO building, crafts and character discussions, but we will be adding even more activities. Weve listened to the childrens requests and have added the following Comedy Corner, Drama Day, Riddle Mania and Games Galore. Your childs imagination will ow in so many ways. The children will be thinking, laughing, acting out together and they will discuss ideas that will broaden their creativity and friendships. We are looking forward to this new group, and hope any child in rst through sixth grade will join us. Kids Crew is every Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. and will end at 5 p.m., which is the librarys closing time on Tuesdays.

Please call (570) 563-2014 if your child is interested, or email JFamiletti@albright. org. We will be having a Teen Bridge Club on Thursday afternoons at 4 p.m. We have had success in the past with this group and will continue offering it during the fall. The group is led by Dr. Stec who is so kind to volunteer his time to teach. If you are interested, please call (570) 563-2014 to register. During the past few months, some patrons have said they have some ideas or talents that theyd like to share with our childrens groups. If you are someone whod like to come in during one of our groups to present a project, or speak on a subject, please contact me by email at Id love to have special visitors share some time and information with the children in our community. Our regular adult groups will be meeting on their usual days and times: Mahjong, Mondays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Bridge, Tuesdays at 10a.m. Conscious Conversation, each Tuesday at 4 p.m., except the rst Tuesday of the month when Memoir Writing is held at 4 p.m. On the last Saturday of the month, we have the Saturday Special Program. It begins at 10:30 a.m. and lasts until noon. During September, the group is reading and discussing, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. We also offer a knitting group and a crocheting club once a month. You can call the Dalton Community Library (570) 563-2014 for details about any of these activities. Regular hours for Dalton Community Library are Mondays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5p.m.; closed on Sundays and Wednesdays. Our outdoor book return is always available. Wed like to wish all students a fantastic school year and hope everyone has a great September. Enjoy!


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Passing attack leads Chiefs to win

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SCOTTTWP.GavinODonnell understands that Lakeland football coach Jeff Wasilchak would like to see the Chiefs run the ball better as the season progresses. ODonnell, Chet Anuszewski and Chris Roche, however, made sure the passing game worked well enough Friday night, Aug. 30 to get Lakeland Gavin ODonnell through its opener with a 27-19 victory over visiting GAR. Traditionally, Lakelands not that type of program, said ODonnell, who made two tough grabs among his ve for 129 yards. ODonnell made a juggling catch on a simple slant pass and turned it into a 56-yard score on the rst pass of the season, just 2:01 into the game. Anuszewski, a senior making his rst start at quarterback, went 10-for-14 passing for 212 yards and two touchdowns in the rst half. He nished 12-for-19 for 244 yards. Roche, who struggled along with the rest of the Chiefs in the running game, caught four passes for 76 yards and one of his three touchdowns. We expected to have that, Wasilchak said of the passing game, but, you never know until it actually happens. The passing attack allowed Lakeland to overcome a 290-138 advantage in rushing yards by GAR in the rematch of last years District 2 Class AA seminal that Lakeland also won. Weve got to be able to run the ball better, especially early in the game, Wasilchak said. The Chiefs, who will try to work on that in Friday nights game at rival Valley View, averaged just 2.4 yards per carry in the rst quarter. Anuszewski offset those troubles by hitting his rst ve passes and going 6-for-7 for 160 yards while Lakeland was taking a 12-7 lead with 6:50 left in the half. Everybodys been saying we have an inexperienced line and they are, but theyre working on it and hopefully we wont have to rely on the pass so much because our running game will open up, said ODonnell, who had three of the catches for 97 yards during that fast start. Roche had a 26-yard catch to set up his 7-yard touchdown run midway through the second quarter. Rich Sickler ran for 158 yards and made three tackles for losses to lead GAR. He broke three tackles on a See CHIEFS | 15

Abington Heights running back Sean Rock scampers downfield for 42 of his 218 yards.

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Big second half propels Comets to win


PITTSTON Abington Heights head coach Joe Repshis stresses execution in all three phases of the game: offense, defense, and special teams. The plan came to fruition in the Comets 28-0 win over Pittston Area in a non-league contest Aug. 30 at Charlie

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Trippi Stadium. The Abington Heights defense came up with a big stop early in the game after quarterback J.C. Show was intercepted by Pittston Areas Zach Hoffman at the Comets 28-yard line. Junior defensive end Chase Wickenheiser sacked Patriots quarterback James Emmett for a 9-yard loss on fourth-and-one from the 19 to end the threat.

Early in the game when it was a battle of eld position, our defense was able to step up and get some stops in crucial situations, Repshis said. Im really proud of the way the players continued to give great effort. As the game went on, we gained some condence and to get a win Week 1 is huge. After a slow start by both teams, Abington Heights

Nate Hollander returned a punt 52 yards for a touchdown to give Abington Heights a 7-0 lead with 6:20 left in the rst half. Nate is always a threat to score from anywhere on the eld with the ball in his hands, Repshis said. All he needs (is) a crease, and we had some great blocking. That was a big play for us to get some momentum and put

some points on the board. Show, who made the switch from wide receiver to quarterback this season, scored on an 8-yard run to cap a seven-play, 45-yard drive and give the Comets a 14-0 lead with 6:39 remaining in the third quarter. We didnt play very well in the beginning, Show said. See COMETS | 15

Abington Heights senior Tarek Khalil takes a shot while Scranton Preps Danny Horvath defends.

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Comets top Cavs in soccer opener

Tarek Khalil scored the game-winning goal in Abington Heights 2-0 win over Scranton Prep on Friday, Aug. 30 in a Lackawanna League Division 1 boys soccer match. Chris Ferrario netted the other goal for the Comets. Goalie Justin Porpiglia stopped four shots for Abington Heights. Blake Hammert made 14 saves for Scranton Prep.

Local teams should again be a major factor in Lackawanna League cross country this season with a dozen runners back who gained experience at the state championships in Hershey a year ago. The Scranton Prep boys and Abington Heights girls are defending champions after perfect regular seasons in 2012 and strong threats to repeat because of their returning talent. Scranton Prep brings back six of its top eight runners from a District 2 championship squad that went on to nish fth in the state in Class AA. The other three local boys teams all return individual state qualiers Jacob Ross at Abington Heights, Mark Arzie and Nathan Morgan at Lakeland and Devon Clarke at Lackawanna Trail. Erin Jaeger of Abington Heights and Emily Carr and Kate Reilly of Scranton Prep made the state girls championship last year. Tessa Barrett, who has had health issues hold her back in past cross country seasons, is coming off a second-place nish in state Class AAA 3200-meter run during track season in the spring for Abington Heights. North Pocono and Abington Heights, which were fourth and fth out of 21 teams a year ago, are the other likely contenders. Abington Heights edged state Class A champion Elk Lake for the league girls title last year. Scranton Prep lost only to those two. The same teams could contend again. A closer look at each of the local teams:

up, including a three-runner combination seniors Jaeger, Barrett and Jenn Burke that make the team a threat against any opponent. In a dual meet competition, a sweep of the top three assures the team of victory as long as ve runners nish. I expect them to lead the way for us, Ahrens said. I think there are some good teams out there, but up front we can run with anybody in the league and that can win you a lot of meets. Jaeger was second in the district Class AAA meet to teammate Taylor Ross, who has since graduated. Senior Sarah Walsh is also back after joining Ross, Jaeger and Burke in the top 18 at the district meet. Sophomores Claire Traweek, Catherine Simakaski and Carly Danoski lead the group coming up from junior high.
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Abington Heights senior Tessa Barrett breaks the tape with a time of 17:25 to finish first in the Wyoming Valley Striders 39th annual Cliff Robbins Sr. Memorial High School invitational Cross Country Girls 5K Race in Dallas Township on Saturday morning.

Kyle Perry, Pat Feeney, Ben Evans and Ben Sullivan all contributed to the scoring in the district championship and ran in the state meet for

the Cavaliers. Ryan Burke, who broke his leg following the district title, and Anthony Nardone, who replaced Burke at the state meet, also return. Perry, a junior, nished seventh in the district and led Preps runners in Hershey with a 39th-place nish. Feeney, a senior, and Evans, a junior, followed Perry for the Cavaliers at the state meet. Burke, Sullivan and Nardone are all juniors. We had an excellent track season and hopefully that carries over a bit, coach Jeff Dorunda said. The Classics return seven of their top eight runners from a team that went 15-2 in the league and nished third of 12 teams in the District 2 meet that featured two of the states three-best Class AA girls teams.

Junior Emily Carr, sophomores Kate Reilly and Erin Feeney and junior Clare Schoen led Scranton Prep at the district meet. Juniors Mary Lundeen and seniors Samantha Youngfelt and Kathleen Healey are also back. Were still pretty young, but we denitely have some experience this year, Dorunda said.

Ross, a junior, is the returning state Class AAA qualier but the Comets also have back many talented runners after losing just one boy to graduation from a 16-4 team. We only really lost one out of our top seven and last year there were a bunch of guys who were really switching in and out of our top seven, coach Rob Ahrens said. I think its

good for us, because we do have a good amount of depth. Theres a lot of guys who didnt contribute much last year that may be able to contribute this year. Senior Ryan Gilbert and junior Matt Molinaro join Ross to lead the returnees. Brad Eckersley, a junior, was the teams fth-place runner by the end of the season when the Comets fell one point short of a District 2 Class AAA title. Kyle Ouellette also returns along with Nick Rose, who was slowed by health problems last year. Ahrens said senior Dalton LaCoe, who has been concentrating on powerlifting this summer, may be able to help the team later in the season. The Lady Comets return about half of their scoring line-

Juniors Mark Arzie and Morgan lead a deep team. Coach Jason Tochelli hopes they can bring their teammates with them to the state meet by aiming for one of District 2s state team berths in Class A. We have a lot of young guys coming up and Im hoping we can put it together to make it as the second team or take a run at Elk Lake, Tochelli said. Senior Koda Smith and juniors Derek Daigis, Brian Swatt and Mike Nally are also back from a team that went 9-11. Sophomores Mike Arzie and Joe Wanat are the most promising of the new additions coming up from the junior high team. The Lady Chiefs did not have enough runners for a full team last year. Junior Lauren Holt is back and will be joined by a group of rst-year runners but there should be enough to compete as a team. See RuNNERS | 15



Lions roll over Nanticoke

Lackawanna Trail wins 39-7
Lackawanna Trail defeated Nanticoke, 39-7, in a non-league game Friday, Aug. 30. Lions quarterback Vic Mallory threw three touchdown passes in his rst game as a starter. Wingback Cooper Rosiak rushed for 155 yards and scored on a 90-yard run. The junior also had a 55-yard touchPhotos by Alice Stuffle/ The Abington Journal down reception. Lackawanna Trails Cooper Rosiak scores a touchdown.

Lackawanna Trail coaches Jim Becchetti and Steve Jervis lead the Lions onto the field.

Lackawanna Trail quarterback Vic Mallory hands the ball off to fullback Jared Phillips.

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Royals 5K planned for Sept. 21

The University of Scrantons Department of Athletics 2nd annual Royals 5K will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. Alumni, parents and friends are welcome to join the University community in a 5K walk/run to benet the Scranton Athletics Fund. Pick the team you would like to support and join the players and coaches in a 3.1 mile journey around Scrantons Nay Aug Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the run starts promptly at 10 a.m. The registration fee is $30, which includes a $20 taxdeductible donation to the team of your choice and a Royals 5K T-shirt for the rst 200 participants. Trophies will be given to the top three male and female nishers in each age group. To register, visit http:// aspx?sid=807&pgid=189 7&gid=1&cid=2983&ec id=2983&post_id=0. All current students in the classes of 2014-2017 will have the opportunity to register on-campus with a valid Royal ID at a discounted registration fee of $10. Call The Royal Fund Ofce at (570) 941-7725 or stop by 602 OHara Hall for more information. If you are unable to attend the event, you can also donate to your favorite Royals sports team by visiting https://web2. Athletics.asp.

Prep sharp in first game

Scranton Prep defeated Wyoming Area, 35-7, in a non-league contest Saturday, Aug. 31 at Scranton Memorial Stadium. The Cavaliers scored a pair of defensive touchdowns on interceptions by Dan Timlin and Kevin Sompel. The special teams unit also produced points when Justin Belardi recovered a punt blocked by Cory Kopicki in the end zone. Quarterback Nick Solfanelli connected with Belardi for a 30-yard touchdown and Pat Marino scored from 1-yard out to account for the other Prep scoring plays.
From left: Teammates Patrick Mason, Ricky Kordish, Matt Kwiatkowski and John Kwiatkowski celebrated Matts hole-in-one on Aug. 15.
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 PAGE 15

Strike up the BAND

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From page 13 We turned the ball over twice and had some dumb penalties, but we just kept battling thats why we play four quarters of football. We knew we could play better, and thankfully we did in the second half. Abington Heights (1-0) added to its lead when Show connected with senior running back Sean Rock for a 30-yard touchdown on a screen pass to end a 10-play, 89-yard drive. After Colin McCrearys extra point, the Comets led 21-0. Rock had runs of 17 and 12 yards during the possession. Sean had a great game running the football, but it all starts up front, Repshis said. The line got off the ball and gave him an opportunity to run downhill. Hes a very elusive back with very good speed. He made great cuts and runs with great effort. Rock, who rushed for a game-high 218 yards on 18 carries, added the final score of the game on a 76-yard run with 9:16 left in the fourth quarter. I saw the cutback right away and our line did a great job of blocking downfield, he said. Our line was pounding them all game. Running back Kyle Gattuso contributed 98 yards on 19 carries for Pittston Area (0-1). Abington Heights will host Dallas on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. at Comets Stadium. Pittston Area will host Scranton on Friday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.

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From page 13 35-yard touchdown run that gave the Grenadiers their last lead, 13-12. Lakeland moved ahead to stay by covering 48 yards in 31 seconds in the last minute of the half. Anuszewski and Roche connected on the 13-yard touchdown for a 20-13 halftime lead. Last year, they did the same thing, GAR coach Paul Wiedlich said. They got us on quickhitting pass routes. GAR drove to score on Anthony Maurents second touchdown to open the second half, but missed a chance at the tie when the extra point bounced off the upright. Roche, who also had a two-point conversion run to finish with 20 points, ran 8 yards for the last touchdown with 2:17 left in the third quarter. Lakeland had a potential clinching drive stall at the 10 midway through the fourth quarter, but locked up the win when a Jordan Tratthen sack forced a fumble that Josh Wayman recovered with 35 seconds left. Jeff Burton, Anuszewski, Tratthen and A.J. Wormuth led the Lakeland defense. Burton had a teamhigh seven tackles and four assists. Anuszewski had four tackles, five assists and a fumble recovery. Tratthen had five tackles, four assists and the sack to force a fumble. Wormuth had four tackles, including an eight-yard sack and another six-yard loss, along with an assist and a rush that forced an incompletion.

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Clarke, a senior who nished sixth in District 2 Class A last year and placed in the top half of the eld at the state meet, returns to lead what will be a rebuilding effort for the Lions after going 14-6 in the boys schedule last year. We dont have that much coming back, coach Keith Youtz said. Seven of the top nine boys were seniors last year. Junior Nathanial Barbolish also has some experience. Youtz said senior Katie Seigle and freshman Ashleigh Clarke have the potential to contend for state spots. Seigle leads the way as the Lady Lions look to improve with the return of eight of their top 10 from a 4-13 season. Seniors Olivia Cooper, Janine Strauch and Amanda Madans, juniors Taryn Matti, Grace Wetzel and Morgan Wiesel and sophomore Amanda Kinback are all back.

Barrett covered the 3.1mile course at Letterkenney Field in Dallas in 17:26. Abington Heights was fourth and Scranton Prep sixth out of 16 teams. Council Rock North beat out Dallas for the team title, 68-85. Burke was 14th for the Lady Comets.

Freshman Brooke Estadt was 16th to lead Lakeland, which did not have enough runners for a team score. Feeney and Schoen nished 28th and 29th for Scranton Prep. Scranton Prep lost out on the boys team title by a single point to Dallas, 70-71. Abington Heights was

fth and Lakeland ninth out of 20 teams. Lakelands Morgan was third, Scranton Preps Perry and Feeney were fourth and sixth, and Abington Heights Ross was 16th. Scranton Prep won both junior varsity titles with Abington Heights nishing second in JV boys.


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La Festa Italiana was held Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 in downtown Scrantons Courthouse Square.

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Misericordia University to host math symposium

Scranton, Symmetric Spaces of Dihedral Groups; Dave Perkins, Luzerne County Community College, John Walliss Formula for Pi; Bagisa Mukherjee, Penn State Worthington Scranton, Sufcient Conditions for Stability of Shear Flow of Nematic Liquid Crystals; Shannon Talbott, Moravian College, Visualizing Algebras, and John Best, Baptist Bible College & Seminary, Integral Distances in Taxicab Geometry. The professors will each make 20-minute presentations on topics in both research and teaching. For more information about the Department of Mathematics at Misericordia University, please call (570) 6746400 or log on to www.

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Ready to play bocce ball at the Italian Festival, from left to right, are Gerald Allison, 28, Danny Lobagilo, 75, and Christopher Preg, 25.

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Waverly hosts Bull Roast

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