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Children’s Day held at the Pittston Farmers Market July 26

Children’s Day held at the Pittston Farmers Market July 26

PITTSTON — Children’s Day at the Pittston Farmers Market was held Tuesday, July 26.Children planted and learned how to make summer drinks ...

July 29th, 2016 |  


Matters of Faith: Greater Pittston church listings for the week of July 31, 2016

Matters of Faith: Greater Pittston church listings for the week of July 31, 2016

Christian and Missionary Alliance317 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston570-654-2500 or 570-654-7414cmaofwestpittston@juno.comWebsite: www.cmawp.comWednesday ...

July 29th, 2016 |  


Boy Scout Troop 302 of West Pittston earns multiple awards during a camping trip

Boy Scout Troop 302 of West Pittston earns multiple awards during a camping trip

Boy Scout Troop 302, of West Pittston, recently attended Goose Pond Scout Reservation for a week. Thirty-six merit badges were earned by 10 Scouts, an...

July 29th, 2016 |  


Kelly Services opens new location on Centerpoint Boulevard in Jenkins Township

Kelly Services opens new location on Centerpoint Boulevard in Jenkins Township

JENKINS TWP. — After several relocations in Lackawanna County, Kelly Services has a new home.The business officially moved into its new facility...

July 29th, 2016 updated: July 29th, 2016. |  


Corpus Christi Parish holding annual car show Aug. 14 in Harding

Corpus Christi Parish holding annual car show Aug. 14 in Harding

EXETER TWP. — Corpus Christi Parish will sponsor its Fifth Annual Car Show on Sunday, Aug. 14 on the grounds of Holy Redeemer Church, Route 92, ...

July 29th, 2016 |  


Showers, thunderstorms expected for most of the weekend in the Wyoming Valley

Showers, thunderstorms expected for most of the weekend in the Wyoming Valley

Rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast for the Wyoming Valley for most of the weekend.The National Weather Service indicated it was 71 degrees as ...

July 29th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Dupont Softball Tournament held July 22-24

Dupont Softball Tournament held July 22-24

DUPONT — The 10th annual Dupont Softball Tournament began Friday, July 22, and continued to Sunday, July 24.Sunday’s event featured a home...

July 29th, 2016 |  


Punt, Pass and Kick Tournament held July 23 in Duryea

Punt, Pass and Kick Tournament held July 23 in Duryea

DURYEA —The Duryea Wildcats hosted its second annual Punt, Pass and Kick Tournament on Saturday, July 23 at the Wildcats field on Foote Avenue.T...

July 29th, 2016 |  


Upon Further Review: Greater Pittston American Legion team won Wyoming Valley League title in 1976

Upon Further Review: Greater Pittston American Legion team won Wyoming Valley League title in 1976

July 2006Thanks to solid pitching from Tyler Mitchell and Gavin Kross, Exeter advanced to the final of the Exeter Classic 8-9-year-old Little League T...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Lombardo’s Market wins first half of Yatesville Bocce League

Lombardo’s Market wins first half of Yatesville Bocce League

YATESVILLE — Lombardo’s Market won the first half title and thus a birth in the Yatesville Bocce League semi-finals next month. The market...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Avoca’s Thor Balavage, Old Forge’s Mando Sallavanti serve as captains in Dream Game

Avoca’s Thor Balavage, Old Forge’s Mando Sallavanti serve as captains in Dream Game

PECKVILLE – Thor Balavage expects to never play another football game.The Avoca resident and recent Scranton Prep graduate celebrated by complet...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Plains Junior American Legion Baseball team competing in regional

Plains Junior American Legion Baseball team competing in regional

Seven players from the Pittston Area School District are on the Plains team that won two out of three Wyoming Valley American Legion Baseball Junior L...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


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LIFE


Peeking into the Past: West Wyoming manufacturer’s product made ‘one giant leap’

Peeking into the Past: West Wyoming manufacturer’s product made ‘one giant leap’

In 1949, Pittston High School graduates James Dull, John Gillis, Marion Mikitish and Joseph Ardoline answered the very first question asked by the Sun...

July 29th, 2016 |  


Jessica Brogna, Matthew Zampetti to exchange vows

Jessica Brogna, Matthew Zampetti to exchange vows

John and Sharon Brogna of Pittston are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica, to Matthew Zampetti, son of Michael and Diane Za...

July 28th, 2016 |  


UNC Youth present artwork for governor’s northeast office

UNC Youth present artwork for governor’s northeast office

Four teenage participants in UNC’s Illumination Youth Arts Program presented several of their photographs to be displayed at the new Governor...

July 24th, 2016 |  


Our Lady of Hope class receives communion

Our Lady of Hope class receives communion

The Sacrament of Confirmation was bestowed on the members of Our Lady of Hope Parish, Wilkes Barre. The Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of t...

July 23rd, 2016 |  


My Corner, Your Corner: Losing and winning throughout Greater Pittston

My Corner, Your Corner: Losing and winning throughout Greater Pittston

Last week, I reflected on losing my friend – everyone’s friend — Pittston Printery owner Jimmy Mulé.This past week we lost anot...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Life Deconstructed: Nuggets of advice for our sons

Life Deconstructed: Nuggets of advice for our sons

Recently, my son was away on some adventure or another. I can’t remember where, but I can tell you he got there using my car, my gas and my uni-...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


OPINION


Jim Krumel: As Mayberry goes, so goes America

Jim Krumel: As Mayberry goes, so goes America

You don’t have to look further than Mayberry to find a bellwether city this election year.That’s right. The fictional TV home where Sherif...

July 18th, 2016 |  


My Corner, Your Corner: July 7 we lost ‘a giant of generosity’

My Corner, Your Corner: July 7 we lost ‘a giant of generosity’

We lost an unheralded good friend July 7.Jimmy Mulé was a great friend to so many people and one of the most generous. He was a business owner an...

July 15th, 2016 |  


The Hot Corner: Downtown Pittston a hotbed for ‘Pokemon Go’ players

The Hot Corner: Downtown Pittston a hotbed for ‘Pokemon Go’ players

It was 8 p.m. The sun was still out and Main Street in Pittston bustling with activity. It wasn’t parade day, or the Second Friday Art Walk.It s...

July 15th, 2016 |  


Maria Remembers: Our forefathers sacrificed safety for freedom

Maria Remembers: Our forefathers sacrificed safety for freedom

As dusk descended with the setting sun on Sunday, July 3, the eve of our country’s 240th birthday, the sky took on the color of bright pink, dee...

July 8th, 2016 |  


My Corner, Your Corner: There’s always something going on during a Greater Pittston summer

My Corner, Your Corner: There’s always something going on during a Greater Pittston summer

This past week was a busy one. It started with the sad goodbye to Fr. Joseph Verespy of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Dupont last Sunday.Fr. Verespy...

July 8th, 2016 |  


Life Deconstructed: The good, the bad, the ugly and a dirty sleeping bag

Life Deconstructed: The good, the bad, the ugly and a dirty sleeping bag

As you read this column, you’ll finally come to the conclusion that I’m a colossal hypocrite.Here’s why: I really like my kids.Oh, n...

July 8th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


Dunkin’ Donuts of Northeastern Pennsylvania announces Iced Coffee Day on July 13 to benefit Saint Joseph’s Center

Dunkin’ Donuts of Northeastern Pennsylvania announces Iced Coffee Day on July 13 to benefit Saint Joseph’s Center

SCRANTON — Dunkin’ Donuts of Northeastern Pennsylvania announced Wednesday, July 13 will be the seventh annual Iced Coffee Day to support ...

July 11th, 2016 |  


Kathleen Noss, D.O. joins Partners in Pediatrics in Pittston

Kathleen Noss, D.O. joins Partners in Pediatrics in Pittston

PITTSTON — Kathleen Noss, D.O., has joined Geisinger’s Partners in Pediatrics, 57 N. Main St., Pittston, to serve as a pediatrician, carin...

July 7th, 2016 |  


The Garden Mediterranean Cafe and Grill in West Pittston offers unique menu

The Garden Mediterranean Cafe and Grill in West Pittston offers unique menu

WEST PITTSTON — Jo Marie Yamin-Ali enjoyed cooking food with her family growing up, which inspired her current career path. The Scranton resident...

June 25th, 2016 updated: June 29th, 2016. |  


Choo Choo’s Ice Cream opens in Dupont, grand opening is June 25

Choo Choo’s Ice Cream opens in Dupont, grand opening is June 25

DUPONT — A vacant lot is now home to the newest attraction in Dupont.Choo Choo’s Ice Cream recently opened its doors at 434 Main St. and w...

June 17th, 2016 |  


Father’s Day gift ideas abound in Greater Pittston

Father’s Day gift ideas abound in Greater Pittston

WEST WYOMING — Kristin Randazzo gave her dad a warning last week.Her father, Lou, fell and injured himself at Tunkhannock Creek — right be...

June 10th, 2016 |  


Pittston Popcorn Co. and Cups makes move from Pittston Commons to downtown

Pittston Popcorn Co. and Cups makes move from Pittston Commons to downtown

PITTSTON — The Klobeck family business recently popped into downtown.Pittston Popcorn Co. and Cups relocated from the Pittston Commons to 8 S. M...

June 3rd, 2016 |  


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