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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 […]

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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 […]

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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!…” […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Taste of Greater Pittston held at Pittston Memorial Library

PITTSTON — The annual Taste of Greater Pittston event on Sept. 24 in the Cosgrove Room at the Pittston Memorial Library featured many area restaurants and wineries. Participants were able to enjoy all kinds of food and drink. Mike Dougherty, of Pittston, performs during the Taste of Pittston at the Pittston Memorial Library on Sept. […]

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Laflin Public Library celebrates 45th anniversary

LAFLIN — It may be small, but the Laflin Library means a lot to the borough residents as was evident at its 45th anniversary celebration Sept. 24. The library held an open house that featured food, beverages, basket raffles, free books and camaraderie to those who attended. During the two-hours event, the library was sometimes […]

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Ractoberfest set for Oct. 14 at Susquehanna Brewing, will raise funds for WA courts

JENKINS TWP. — The mission to repair the Wyoming Area tennis courts seems to be a never-ending one, but parents and coaches of the players won’t stop until it’s completed. After a successful fundraiser at the Susquehanna Brewing Company in April, Wyoming Area tennis coaches and booster club members will host another one Saturday, Oct. […]

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