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Marywood University to offer free depression screenings

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Marywood University’s Psychological Services Center (PSC) will offer free depression screenings as part of National Depression Screening Day on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Psychological Services Center, located in the McGowan Center on campus. No appointment is necessary, and the screenings are open to the public.Held annually during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October, National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) raises awareness and screens people for depression and related mood and anxiety disorders. The screenings are anonymous and confidential—no commitment is necessary.


Giants to open fall sports season this weekend

Keystone College’s fall athletic teams are set to open their 2014 seasons this weekend, highlighted by the Giants’ first official games at Keystone’s new athletic turf field and track complex. Five teams will make their season debuts on Friday and four teams will compete on the new turf field over the weekend.On Friday night, Keystone’s men’s soccer and field hockey teams will play their first-ever official contests at the new athletic turf field and t...

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Abington Snapple wins CSBL championship

In its second year participating in the Collegiate Summer Baseball League (CSBL), Abington Snapple was able to capture the championship.The team consisted primarily of collegiate baseball players from the Abington, Factoryville, and Tunkhannock areas. The CSBL is a summer baseball league that provides players from Wyoming, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, and Pike counties the opportunity to compete against other collegiate players from the area.

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Abington Heights sophomore Nick Emmett attends Pennsylvania State Police Honors Camp

One local teenager found his dream summer getaway in a week of regimented schedules consisting of 5 a.m. morning exercises (including calisthenics and distance runs of up to two miles), classroom presentations and various military-like training activities.Nick Emmett, of South Abington Township, was one of 46 students in the state selected to attend the Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner’s Honor Camp Aug. 3 through 9.The Commissioner’s Honor Camp, accordi...

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Abington Heights goes back to school Sept. 3

The first day of school for students in the Abington Heights School District is Wednesday, Sept. 3. Abington Heights teachers will participate in in-service sessions on Friday, Aug. 29, and Tuesday, Sept. 2.Parents of afternoon kindergarten, first graders and students new to the district are encouraged to have their children wear tags indicating the child’s name, address, home telephone number, bus number and bus stop during the first week of school. In addition, parents and ...

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Pet of the Week: Meet Bear

Name: BearAge: Nine-years-oldSex: Neutered maleBreed: Labrador RetrieverAbout me: I’m friendly and easy-going with a lot of spunk. I’m housebroken and would thrive on better quality food. If you’re 60 or older, you and “Bear” qualify for our Senior-to-Senior program.Remember to contact the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter at 570-5...

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A grand opening will be held on Aug. 26 at Parmigiano’s, located in the former Be Life Cafe in the Village Center at 639 Northern Boulevard in South Abington Township. Specializing in Italian food and offers a take-out menu including a vast selection of salads, Parmesan dishes, sandwiches, pasta and sides, Parmigiano’s is owned by Chris and Beth Barcia, of Clarks Summit, who also operate Palazzo 53, a popular Italian restaurant in Pittston. The menu at the new restaurant also offe...

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Have you ever watched an artist draw or paint at an easel in a park or on a sidewalk?I have always found it inspiring to see an artist at work especially in the great outdoors. If you are like me and have always wanted to learn how draw or paint from life, you will have an opportunity this fall at the Dietrich.Artist-in-residence Steve Colley will teach students how to draw and paint from life in his new class Plein Air Sketching and Watercolor. During this series, stude...

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Nicholson Bridge Day set for Sept. 14

This year, the town of Nicholson celebrates the 99th anniversary of the Nicholson Bridge also known as the Tunkhannock Viaduct on Sunday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.The activities will take place on Main Street and Route 92 in downtown Nicholson. The event is sponsored by the Nicholson Women’s Club.More than 50 vendors will offer various products. In the arts and crafts category, there will be horseshoe art, wood and leather crafting and fiber arts. A variety of...

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Pieces of the Abingtons

How well do you know the streets where you live? The Abington Journal puts your powers of observation to the test with our “Pieces of the Abingtons” contest. Every other week within the paper, we’ll feature a photograph of a landmark, architectural structure or other local item in public view in the Abingtons. We’ll ask you to submit a guess as to where the photo was taken and what’s featured in the photo. Then we’ll enter each correct answer in a drawing t...

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‘Future’ Comets take the field

The annual Future Comets Football Camp was held June 29 on the practice fields at Abington Heights High School.

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Abington Heights to hire elementary teacher

Abington Heights Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Mahon announced at the Aug. 20 regular school board meeting that the district plans to hire an additional elementary school teacher to combat large class sizes.At the time of the meeting, there were 27 and 28 students in third-grade classes at the South Abington Elementary School.“We’re hiring because we have reached a point where it is really getting hard for us to cut more staff,” Mahon said. R...

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V-Spot in Scranton to host Rally for Reilly fundraiser benefiting Clarks Summit scoliosis patient

Twelve-year-old Reilly Itterly, of Clarks Summit, will undergo surgery Sept. 16, followed by a week-long stay in the hospital, a one or-two-month recovery period at home and continuing physical therapy after returning to school. The incoming seventh-grade Abington Heights Middle School student knows, however, she won’t have to go through it alone.Community members, as well as her family and friends, are joining to support her with a fundraising event which will also raise awa...

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Thirteen Olives, 222 Northern Boulevard, Clarks Summit, will participate for the first time this year in the Rotary Club of the Abingtons’ 10th Annual Taste of the Abingtons fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14 at the Nichols Village Hotel and Spa, 1101 Northern Boulevard, Clarks Summit.The event features dozens of local restaurants and eateries providing specialty food items of their choice under one roof and gives attendees the opportunity to sample food, enjoy e...

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Comets hope hard work equals wins

Despite losing several key players to graduation, Abington Heights head coach Joe Repshis isn’t tempering his hopes for the upcoming football season.“Our expectations going into this year will be no different than they have been in the past,” he said. “That’s something we emphasize in the program.“We want to focus on the things we can control and that’s our work ethic, our attitude, and how we prepare. As long as we take care of ...

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Double “R” Twirlettes perform in D.C.

Members of the Double “R” Twirlettes recently returned from a performance at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.For more information on the Double “R” Twirlettes, or to register for fall lessons, call 570-489-1935 or visit doublertwirl.com.

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Abington Blaze wins baseball tourney

The Abington Blaze 13U travel youth baseball team won Division 2 of the “Sports at the Beach” tournament played in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware July 11-13. Members of the team are James Myers, first row. From left, second row, Nick Notari, Aiden Messett, Ryan Armbruster, Mikey Carlini. Third row, Danny Habeeb, Nick Termini, Andrew Miller, Vinny Crandle, Tyler Lesjack. Fourth row, Coach Chris Notari, Coach Mark Myers. Absent at the time of the photo was Coach Jeff Armbruster.

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Cavs look to build off successful seasons

Coming off three consecutive trips to postseason play, the Scranton Prep football team will look to continue its winning ways while replacing a good portion of the front line on offense and defense.Eddie Gilmartin, a senior two-way lineman, is one of the few returning starters from last year’s team that finished with a 10-1 record. He will try to follow the lead of several former teammates now playing at the Division 1 level in college.Gilmartin switched positions ...

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