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The Friends of The Arc Auxiliary to hold Membership Mixer at McDade Park Aug. 14

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The Friends of The Arc Auxiliary is holding a Membership Mixer Thursday, Aug. 14 at McDade Park in pavilion #2, from 5 to 7 p.m.Entertainment will be provided by Bill Frye, and the food will be catered by Accentuate.The cost for Auxiliary members is $5, and guests get in for $15, which includes a one-year membership. To RSVP, call The Arc at 570-346-4010 by Aug. 8.


Free train rides available for kids to downtown Carbondale

The Lackawanna Heritage Valley’s (LHV) “Heritage Explorer” program will return on Saturday, August 16, with an excursion to Carbondale’s Pioneer Days - Ethnic Heritage Festival.

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Downtown Scranton to host movie series

The Lackawanna County Commissioners join Scranton Tomorrow, City of Scranton and PNC Foundation representatives to promote Scranton Tomorrow’s Drive-In Downtown Movies Series. The outdoor program, held on Lackawanna County Courthouse Square, has already featured “Frozen” and “Despicable Me 2” and will continue on August 7, August 21 and September 4, which is College Night.A community vote will take place until Thursday, July 31, for the August 7 showin...

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Faster, easier website unveiled today

The Abington Journal is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making www.theabingtonjournal.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with last week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our improved and upgraded features are:• Easier to read headlines with one-click accessibil...

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Abington Heights to play football game at PNC Field in October

According to Abington Heights Athletic Director Randy Hanyon, the Oct. 4 Valley View at Abington Heights football game will be played at PNC Field at 7 p.m.Hanyon added the game may be moved back to Comets Stadium if there is inclement weather in the days leading up to the game.“We took a hard look at it and it’s something unique and different,” Hanyon said. “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for the kids.”

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Scranton Tennis Club holds Mixed Doubles Championship

One day after knocking out the top seeds, North Pocono’s Zac Lehman and his partner Angie Kluss edged Bob Cullen and Marion Reese 6-7(7), 7-6(8), (10-7) to win the Scranton Tennis Club Mixed Doubles Championship. Lehman’s serve and all-court game paired with Kluss’ baseline play enabled them to pull off the upset win over the defending champions.The new champions had a tough road to the final, defeating three strong challengers along the way, including a 6-7(6), 7...

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B&B Family Restaurant donates funds to Oak Leaf Therapeutic Horsemanship Center

B&B Family Restaurant donated proceeds from the day’s meals July 25 to the Oak Leaf Therapeutic Horsemanship Center, Inc., Nicholson. This was the fundraiser’s third year. Loretta Dragon, the center’s director, was on hand during the day to explain the goals of the program, which provides therapeutic riding for children and adults.

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Jazz, food, spirits to highlight Scranton Jazz Festival 10th Anniversary Aug. 9-10

The 10th Anniversary of the Scranton Jazz Festival will be held Aug. 8 through 10 at the Historic Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton.Featured musicians include, among others:The multi-Grammy award winning The Manhattan TransferJazz legend Bucky PizzarelliThe Chris Parker Band with saxophone icon Chris VadalaThe Eric Mintel GroupFrench jazz vocalist Ilona KnopflerTrumpet great Nate BirkeyCl...

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Wyoming/Lackawanna County Dairy Princess explains benefits of ice cream

July is National Ice Cream Month and according to Wyoming/Lackawanna County Dairy Princess Emma Loch, the snack can actually be beneficial to your health.“Most will say that ice cream isn’t good for you that it’s just a fattening snack,” Loch said. “Well actually, when eaten in moderation it helps you get three of the nine essential nutrients that your body needs.”

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Local players may have big impact on Dream Game

Abington Heights and Scranton Prep graduates could have a lot to say about the outcome of Wednesday’s 80th annual Dream Game at Henzes Memorial Stadium in Peckville.The Comets and Cavaliers will have eight players each in the Scranton Lions Club-sponsored, all-star game for recent graduates of Lackawanna Football Conference schools.The City roster features players from the two teams that went 10-0 in the regular season while winning LFC division titles.T...

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Comm Square Fair makes a splash in Waverly

The Waverly Community House (Comm) hosted its Comm Square Fair and Concert on the Lawn featuring local band Coal Town Rounders July 25. The event offered children’s carnival games, food live music and more.

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Queen Victoria’s Court holds fashion show

Members of Queen Victoria’s Court held their annual fashion show at Eckley Miners Village June 21 to raise money for the historic museum.

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Prohibition play to premiere at LHS

On Sunday, August 10, the Slocum Hollow Historians will present “Scranton Dry,” a short play about Prohibition-era Scranton at the Lackawanna Historical Society. The play will begin at 2 p.m. at the society’s headquarters at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue.Join Reverend Silas C. Swallow and the Amen Sisters on the porch of the Catlin House and witness one of his well-known sermons on abstinence from all intoxicants. The Reverend was a widely known prohibitioni...

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Allied Services honors its ‘miracle makers’

Allied Services Integrated Health System recently honored the contributions and successes of employees and managers from various divisions at its bimonthly Miracle Maker luncheon. The luncheon took place in the Graf Community Room of the Charles Luger Outpatient Clinic in Scranton.

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Arc holds 59th annual meeting, awards luncheon

The Arc of Northeastern Pennslyvania recently held its 59th Annual General Membership Meeting Luncheon and Awards Reception at The Parish Center in Dunmore. Many individuals were honored for their efforts in furthering the organization’s mission to serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

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Summer in the Park

Clarks Summit resident Carol Rogers tries her hand at a 50/50 raffle during the Wednesday Concert Series at Hillside Park.

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Local businesses raise money for Make-A-Wish Foundation

On Sunday, June 22, Sandvik and PEXCO held a Family Walk Day on campus donating funds to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Walking Track is open for all employees to use to encourage and promote a healthy lifestyle.This year’s Family Walk Day brought employees and their families together to help raise enough funds to grant the wish of a local child with a life threatening illness, through the Make-A-Wish foundation. Sandvik/PEXCO pledged $10 on behalf of each family that walked...

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Miss Preteen PA donates to the Children’s Advocacy Center

Nina Sampogne, Miss Pennsylvania USA Ambassador Preteen, of Waverly, recently held a fundraiser “70s for the center” to raise donations for the Children’s Advocacy Center.Friends and family dressed in 70’s attire and brought gifts for the center.Sampogne presented a check for $800, diapers, toys and clothing to Mary Ann LaPorta, the CAC director.

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