Nutrition Corner: Take the blah out of your winter vegetables

Winter vegetables can be a bit blah. There is nothing like slicing a freshly picked tomato from your back yard or local farmers market. However, there is hope. Winter vegetables can be flavorful when blended with spices, herbs and other vegetables. To be healthy, we need to eat vegetables every day. According to the 2015 […]

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Life Deconstructed: Real love should be shown daily, not just on a holiday

I’m back, and crankier than ever. Apologies in advance. I missed you all desperately. I love you. But you know what I don’t love? Valentine’s Day. This non-holiday is just a whole bunch of ludicrousness. What began as a day to honor Saint Valentine morphed into a tsunami of extraneous proclamations of adoration and dashed […]

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Nutrition Corner: Norwalk Virus and the flu — what to know

The media has our attention; the flu and Norwalk virus recently has hit the news. How can we prevent our families and ourselves from getting sick? First, here are a few facts about Norwalk Virus from USDA. Noroviruses are the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis (infection of the stomach and intestines) in the United […]

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Peeking into the Past: Seven Pittston area men true heroes

1952 – 66 YEARS AGO Word was spreading locally that someone was deliberately interfering with the television reception of West Pittston residents, especially during the evening hours when viewership was high. Pete Krenitsky ,of Duryea, an employee of Barton’s Store in Pittston decided to investigate the mysterious interference. Krenitsky, along with assistants James Chimento, of […]

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YATESVILLE – Wyoming Area’s superior bench strength was the biggest difference in the game when the Lady Warriors defeated Pittston Area, 57-43, in Monday’s Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1-2 crossover girls basketball game. In a comparison of benches, the Lady Warriors had statistical advantages of 26-7 in points scored, 9-4 in rebounds, 8-1 in steals […]

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Local Chatter: Misericordia University students named to dean’s list

Local residents named to Misericordia University dean’s list DALLAS TWP. — The following Greater Pittston residents were recently named to the Misericodia University dean’s list for the 2017 fall semester. Laura Baut, Exeter; Mary Patricia Blaskiewicz, West Pittston; Gaetano Buonsante, Exeter; Kristen Capitano, Pittston; Madison Cardinale, Dupont; Juliana Denardi, Harding; Theresa Domarasky, Pittston; Tianna Falcone, […]

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Man on the street: ‘Who do you think will win today’s Super Bowl?’

“Philly. They have the heart to, even though I am a Steelers fan.” Michelle Kay Pittston Twp. “Eagles. They haven’t won one yet and they deserve a ring, not Brady.” Jill Gulla Plains “Eagles. I’ve been a fan all my life. They’ve worked hard this year; they deserve it. Nancy Clarke Forty Fort “Eagles. They […]

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Nutrition Corner: Follow these shortcuts to healthy dinners

Everyone who likes to cook wants to make healthy low-cost dinners. However, what if cooking is not your thing and you do not have time? There are many recommendations to ease the time crunch in the kitchen. Finding the one that works for you is the key. Here are the top most-used time savers. See […]

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Peeking into the Past: Knox miner’s wife pens moving memorial

Question: In 1948, for what did the publisher of the Sunday Dispatch feel the need to apologize to its readers? 1948 – 70 YEARS AGO It took all of five minutes for the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in a landslide vote to choose Bucky Harris to receive the Bill Slocum Memorial award for his […]

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Nutrition Corner: How to eat more fiber

Fiber is one nutrient we Americans do not get enough of. Why? According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the average amount we eat is 16 grams a day. Men eat a bit more, 18 grams on average and females 15 grams per day. How much fiber do you eat? Adults are recommended to […]

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