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Meet Wyoming Area seniors

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Each week, the Sunday Dispatch will feature senior students from Wyoming Area. Each student will have their chance to tell the Greater Pittston area a little about themselves.Danielle BulgerDanielle Bulger, who describes herself as outgoing, funny and friendly, resides in West Pittston with her parents, Lynette and Richard. A few of the activities Danielle participates in at school are cheerleading, track and field and Student Council Executive Board. Since she doesn’t have an after-school job, she can devote any extra time she has to fishing, running and working out.

 

Meet Pittston Area seniors

Each week, the Sunday Dispatch will feature senior students from Pittston Area. Each student will have their chance to tell the Greater Pittston area a little about themselves. Liz ScialpiLiz Scialpi, a resident of Hughestown and daughter of Tracey and Kenny Scialpi, was born on Sept. 6, 1996. She is involved in Pittston Area’s cheerleading and track teams and enjoys taking singing lessons.Liz describes her high school experienc...

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Crestwood routs Wyoming Area

WRIGHT TWP. — Crestwood had the ball for only five plays Saturday night, yet had a 28-point lead.It was that kind of game for the unbeaten Comets. And that kind of game for Wyoming Area.An offense that needs little help received plenty from the defense early as two interceptions for touchdowns created a snowball effect as Crestwood rolled to a 71-13 victory in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 3A game.

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‘Paper levee’ goes up in West Pittston

It might not be able to stop the flood waters of the mighty Susquehanna River, but, in the long run, a “paper levee” can help West Pittston residents and officials get their point across.A “levee” has been set up along Susquehanna Avenue and the surrounding areas in West Pittston in hopes of getting people to realize the need for a permanent levee to the Susquehanna River. Black and red signs proclaiming “Levee Now” and “Save Our Town”...

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Meet author Mary Cantell on Saturday at West Pittston Library

Pittston Memorial LibraryThe Pittston Memorial Library is located at 47 Broad St., Pittston. Reach the library by phone at 570-654-9565. Visit its website at www.pittstonmemoriallibrary.com.The Art Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 2. Children ages 5 to 11 are welcome to come to the library for this informal meet up where they will create seasonal crafts. Call to register.

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ED ACKERMAN, Optimist: A lesson in faith

We wrote on typewriters back then, manual typewriters. Although the Sunday Dispatch was into computerized typesetting in ‘87 and ‘88, we still followed an old-fashioned model with reporters sending copy-edited articles to typesetters who inputted them into computers.As managing editor, I did little writing then, save for a weekly column and, as such, kept no desk in the newsroom. I’d compose my column in my head over several days of running the news staff and comp...

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Auxiliary to host Vets on Sept. 28

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 585 members, of Duryea, recently sold poppies during the Memorial Day Services conducted by the Legion and VFW. Proceeds from the poppies will enable the Auxiliary to bring veterans from the Wilkes-Barre VA to the post home on Sunday, Sept. 28 for a dinner and bingo. Shown are, from left, Treasurer Lois Balchune, Sandy Domkowski, Karen Jones, Wilkes-Barre VA Auxiliary Hospital Representative Ann Edwards and Secretary Lorrie Slatky.

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Local woman opens family medical practice in hometown Avoca

Home is where the heart is for Dr. Tina George. It is also where she will check on other people’s hearts.George, 30, has opened a family medical practice in Avoca, the town where she grew up, in a building where she was once a patient of Dr. Lewis Druffner. It was those visits to Druffner that inspired George to enter the field of medicine and one day open her own family practice.“I saw Dr. Druffner as a patient since I was born,” said George. “Se...

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Jenkins Lions Club announces scholarship winners

Thomas Ruskey, scholarship chairman for the Jenkins Township Lions Club, has announced the names of the winners of the 2014 Jenkins Lions Annual Scholarship Awards.The first-place $500 award went to Kristen Fereck, second-place $300 award went to James Castelino and third-place $200 award went to Elizabeth Mikitish. These awards were presented at a recent Lions Club meeting where the students and their families were also treated to a pizza party.Each year the Jenkins Lio...

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Returning the favor

While her own battle with breast cancer ended over a year ago, Maryrose Snopkoski has not stopped thanking those who helped her the most.It is through her mobility product business that Snopkowski, 47, of Dupont, is looking to give back to Candy’s Place by holding a series of raffles throughout the month of October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.From Oct. 1 through Oct. 31 people who visit Revelation Lifestyle and Mobility on Luzerne Avenue in West Pittsto...

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MARIA REMEMBERS

Early in our marriage, Chet and I had planned a vacation to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. That year Mother Nature, who is always in control of the weather, had a huge hurricane planned for the island. Hurricane Emily crossed the Outer Banks with strong devastating winds, causing $35 million in damages, leaving 553 houses unlivable and washing out the beaches. The island was mandatorily evacuated. Everyone had to leave. No one was allowed in.

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Pittston Area Homecoming Court announced

The members of the 2014 Pittston Area High School Homecoming Court were announced Friday.The Homecoming Queen will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 2 during a pep rally at the school and her court will be honored during halftime of the Pittston Area vs. Tunkhannock Area football game on Friday, Oct. 3. The Homecoming Dance will be held the same evening in the cafeteria, from 7 to 11 p.m.Tickets will be available for $5 from the student council at both lunch waves until Oct...

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COMMUNITY NEWS: St. Nicholas in Old Forge to hold flea market

The Rev. Eduard Shestak and the parishioners of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church will hold a flea market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28 in the church hall, 320 Vine St., Old Forge.A variety of antiques, knick knacks, toys, furniture, and holiday decorations will be available. Food items, baked goods, and refreshments will also be available. Ample parking is available in the church parking lot.Paint Pittston PinkThe first R...

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Health and Wellness Fair Thursday in Falls

Falls Active Adult Center, sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne/Wyoming counties, invites anyone 50 and over to the following activites:Mondays: Craft Club meets from 1-2 p.m.Tuesdays: Brain games at lunchWednesdays: Walking group 10-10:45 a.m.Thursdays: Nutrition talks at lunchFridays: Geocaching activity 9:30 a.m. - noon

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SPORTS BRIEFS: ELLL to hold fundraiser Saturday at SBC

The Exeter Lions Little League will host a fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Susquehanna Brewing Co. in Pittston. Tickets are $20 per person and the evening will offer food, raffles, brewery tours and beer sampling.To purchase tickets, contact ELLL Treasurer, Kevin Pugliese at pugliese.kevin@gmail.com.Patriot baseballfundraiser at SBCThe Patriot Baseball Booster Club is having a fundraiser from ...

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WA Field Hockey holds Parents’ Night

The Wyoming Area Class of 2015 field hockey seniors and their parents were saluted prior to the game against Dallas on Wednesday night at the Anthony “Jake” Sobeski Stadium. First row, from left, are Alexa Rash, Carrie Pozaic, Abby Schwerdtman, Christina Granteed, Kaylee Rogers, and Renee Gluchowski. Second row, Gino and Cheri Rash, Mark and Debbie Pozaic, Kevin and Joan Schwerdtman, Joe and Debbie Granteed, Jeff and Donna Rogers, and Tracy Timinski and Andy Gluchowski.

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YOUR VIEW: NEPA Bird Gang cheers on Eagles

The Eagles played the Colts on Monday Night Football on Sept. 15 and I ventured down to Rodano’s to see Joey Rodano and the rest of the gang and take in a little bit of the game.I knew there would be a few Eagles fans in the house because Joe is a diehard fan. However, I wasn’t anticipating over 100 rabid Eagles fans who refer to themselves as the NEPA Bird Gang. I must say, I was a bit envious.Chiefs fans and fans of other teams used to gather at The Stadium...

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‘Hope is Contagious’ golf tourney is Friday

The friends and family of the late Dr. Jennifer Sidari will gather on the green of Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club on Friday, Oct. 3 for The Dr. Jennifer Sidari Hope is Contagious Golf Tournament. The tournament will start with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. and conclude with a cocktail and dinner reception.The cost is $125 per golfer, $440 per foursome, $150 per hole sponsor and $50 per person for dinner-only guests. All proceeds of the tournament will support The Jennifer Sidari, M.D. sch...

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