Rotary Club of NEPA donates dictionaries to Holy Rosary School in Duryea

The Rotary Club of Northeastern Pennsylvania recently presented the third-grade students of Holy Rosary School with dictionaries. From left, first row, are Ashlyn Armitage, Gabe Snyder, Lily Ostrowski, Lia Limongelli, Lily Rupprecht, Isabella DeQuevedo, Gabriella Agolino. Second row, Max Shupp, Nina Agostini. Third row, Leesha Chludzinski, Andrew Halko, Aiden Firestone, Dylan Klush, Zachary Connors. Fourth […]

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Holy Rosary School celebrates Thanksgiving with homemade food and hats

DURYEA — Holy Rosary School celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with a variety of holiday school traditions. The eighth-grade students and their families enjoyed baking homemade pumpkin pies together. The Mahasky family, from left, Kalli, Phil and Pam, prepare the filling for their homemade pies during Holy Rosary School’s Thanksgiving celebration. Mahasky family, from left, […]

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Live music and dancing Dec. 3 at Dupont Volunteer Hose Co.

DUPONT — The Dupont Volunteer Hose Co. will host live music and dancing from 4:30 t 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3 at the fire house, 308 Main St. Music includes Swing, Cha Cha, Waltz, Rumba and Fox Trot. Light dinner foods and beverages included. Cost to attend is $16 per person. Call Carol at 570-696-1410 […]

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West Pittston’s Kevin Heidacavage receives handicapped accessible van

WEST PITTSTON — Kevin Hiedacavage recently received delivery of a 2017 Dodge Caravan handicapped accessible van. Thanks to Don’s Machine Shop, the Eifert, Lee and Malsky families in their efforts in raising money through fundraising to acquire the van. Special thanks to Joe Chesna, director of development for VMI Corp., the VMI Corp. and Total […]

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Luzerne County Children and Youth still struggling to fill caseworker vacancies

The number of vacant Luzerne County Children and Youth positions has decreased from 59 last year to a current 26, but attracting caseworkers remains a challenge, agency Director Joanne Van Saun told council during her budget presentation this week. Twenty of the 26 vacancies are caseworker jobs, Van Saun said. The agency has struggled with […]

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Barber raises money for Laflin fire victims’ funeral services

LAFLIN — Kevin’s Barber Shop just opened two weeks ago. In fact, it’s so new it can’t even be located on a map. Despite being busy with opening the shop at 68 Main St. and getting it ready for customers, owner Kevin Uren held a fundraiser for the victims of a fire that authorities have […]

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Dupont Volunteer Hose Co. holds 2018 elections

DUPONT — The Dupont Volunteer Hose Co. recently held its election of officers for 2018 year. The newly elected officers are Bernie Babonis, president; Judy Coco, vice president; Gary Kaspriskie, treasurer; Patty Golla, secretary; Donald Hudzinski, fire chief; John McArdle, assistant fire chief; Chris Yacavelli, foreman. Members of the board of directors are Tom Titon, […]

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Holy Rosary School students in Duryea assist with Thanksgiving dinner

DURYEA —The Student Council members of Holy Rosary School recently helped serve Thanksgiving dinner at the Germania Hose Company. The event was sponsored by the Duryea Police Force as well as many other local businesses. School families also donated coats, hats, and gloves for the Family to Family Annual Coat Drive. Kalli and Karli Mahasky, […]

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My Corner, Your Corner: Goodbye Thanksgiving; hello technology gifts

In the blink of an eye, Thanksgiving is done and over with for another year. The madness of Christmas and Chanukah shopping has begun. Black Friday probably made a lot of merchants happy as well as those lucky shoppers who got out early to grab bargains. Hopefully, Small Business Saturday made a lot of locally […]

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Luzerne County manager makes case for new positions

Luzerne County Manager C. David Pedri presented his plea Tuesday for creating two new positions in his office next year — a chief operating officer at $96,000 and a communications coordinator for $51,000. Using a comparison to online shopping sites, Pedri told council he could accept keeping the communications position in a cart for future […]

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