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Marywood University to dedicate Veterans Resource Center

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Marywood University’s Veterans Resource Center is hosting a dedication ceremony on Monday, Sept. 15 at noon, at 2236 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. The ceremony is free and open to the public. In addition to the dedication ceremony, an open house and tours of the center, led by the Marywood Student Veterans Alliance, will take place from 1 to 3 p.m.


Driver exits vehicle after crash leaves car upside down on State Street

CLARKS SUMMIT- A two-car crash on South State Street in Clarks Summit at approximately 3:45 p.m. Thursday created detours on the busy roadway.Brady Wood, 24, of Springville, was traveling south on South State Street when his car jerked to the right and hit an unoccupied red Toyota Prius V outside Duffy’s Coffee House, according to Clarks Summit police officer Eric Williams.Wood’s green Chrysler Sebring flipped and landed on its hood.Wood appeared t...

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Lackawanna unveils new Learning Studio

As Lackawanna College enters its 120th year of providing an education in Northeastern Pennsylvania, officials unveiled its newest initiative in helping students reach their educational goals.During an event at the college’s Scranton campus on Aug. 27, the new Learning Studio was unveiled. Designed with input from the college’s own Center for Teaching and Learning, the studio transformed a once traditional classroom into a setting that incorporates a cutting-edge design ...

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I-81 North ramp in Dickson City expected to open at noon

According to PennDOT, the I-81 North ramp at Main Avenue, Dickson City will open today at noon. Construction crews are finishing up remaining work. Motorists should use caution when traveling in the area.

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Pennsylvania American Water announces water tank rehabilitation in Archbald

Pennsylvania American Water announced Wednesday plans to rehabilitate its one million-gallon water storage tank in Archbald, which includes repainting the structure to provide a protective barrier that prevents the steel from rusting and compromising water quality During the project, the company does not expect any service interruptions to local customers while crews work on the approximately $360,000 project.The project, which began earlier this week, includes inspecting, sandblas...

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Marywood University to offer free depression screenings

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 d...

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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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Dietrich Movie Mania

This week’s question: Who wrote the novel that is the basis for the movie “If I Stay”?Last week’s winner: Joe GyurakiLast week’s answer: Harrison Ford

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Clarks Summit family opens Italian restaurant

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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AAJRB, the Greater Scranton YMCA partner to present the Third Annual Harvest Moon Fest

The Abington Area Joint Recreation Board (AAJRB) and the Greater Scranton YMCA are partnering to present the Third Annual Harvest Moon Fest at Hillside Park, 1188 Winola Road, Clarks Summit. This year’s free event is set for Sunday, Sept. 28 from noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine.The event will feature a Cow Flop (new this year), children’s activities, fall themed arts and crafts, canoe rentals, bounce house, face painting, live music at the pavilion (with Bill Frye, Sassaf...

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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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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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