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Nutrition Corner: Look no further than crockpot to make quick meals

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to cook dried beans? Try your crockpot! Many times, we have dried beans on hand but do not have the time to cook them. Using your crock-pot is easy — it cooks while you do other things! Dried beans are really economical and cheaper than canned […]

8 Comments - 12:29 pm

Thomas Hannons, of Avoca, celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Thomas and Eva (Lenartowicz) Hannon, of Avoca, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 3, 2017. They were married in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea by the late Father P. Niebrzydowski. Alicia Elko, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor and Emil Minchak, friend of the groom, served as best man. Mr. Hannon is the […]

8 Comments - 6:27 pm

Man on the street: ‘If you had one day to live, how would you spend it?’

“I would work out and play tennis.” Charity McLeod Pittston Area senior “If I had one last day to live, I would surround myself with a lot of loving people.” Dameon Roman Pittston Area junior “I would rent a private jet and fly to Alaska. When I got there, I would go dog sledding.” Jesse […]

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Peeking into the past: Coxton Bridge holds fond memories

1948 – 69 YEARS AGO It was announced in the Sunday Dispatch that the War Memorial installed at Pittston City Hall would be dedicated on Armistice Day, Nov. 11. Funds amounting to $3,200 were presented by city service clubs to build and install the monument. The obelisk, designed to commemorate the war dead of all […]

8 Comments - 1:56 pm

Nutrition Corner: Parsnips are otherwise known as the ‘white carrot’

Parsnips is a root vegetable. It is called a root vegetable because we eat the root part of the plant. Some folks refer to parsnips as the “white” carrot. They do come from the carrot family and are white in color, but they have a stronger flavor than carrots. Now is the time that we […]

8 Comments - 6:04 pm

Man on the street: ‘Do you follow college sports?’

“Yes, I am a fan. Hail to Pitt!” Amanda Carmody West Pittston “Yes, I do. I love college football Saturdays and March Madness is one of my favorite times of the year.” Bridget Brogan West Pittston “Go Orange!” Chris Finn Dallas “Yes. I like the atmosphere of college sports more than the pros. We Are!…” […]

8 Comments - 6:01 pm

Thomas Hannons, of Avoca, celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Thomas and Eva (Lenartowicz) Hannon, of Avoca, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 3, 2017. They were married in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea by the late Father P. Niebrzydowski. Alicia Elko, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor and Emil Minchak, friend of the groom, served as best man. Mr. Hannon is the […]

8 Comments - 5:15 pm

Peeking into the Past: Last remnant of historic railway station removed

1947 – 76 YEARS AGO The State Department of Commerce in Harrisburg reported that the rapidly growing shoe manufacturing industry was going to be the saving grace for employment in the Anthracite Region. Easy access to power, intelligent workers and cost-cutting factors in the simplification of manufacturing were given as reasons the region was the […]

8 Comments - 8:10 pm

Nutrition Corner: Store apples the right way this fall season

Apples, a food available all year round, is especially plentiful now in Northeast Pennsylvania. Knowing the different and new varieties of apples is fun. Have a family taste testing. Slice a variety of apples into wedges. Ask them to close their eyes and taste them. Then ask them to guess the variety name of the […]

8 Comments - 5:45 pm

Pittston Chamber hosts ‘Meet Your Match’ in support of Paint Pittston Pink

PITTSTON — Paint Pittston Pink week kicked off Thursday with a “Meet your Match” event at the Tomato Bar & Bistro, offering dates with the area’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes to the highest bidder. Sponsored by the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce, the event drew about 100 people, many sipping adult beverages, some enjoying […]

8 Comments - 11:33 am

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