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Tour of West Side churches provides historical, spiritual perspective

Tour of West Side churches provides historical, spiritual perspective

FORTY FORT — The annual historic church tour, now in its 11th year, celebrated the historical, architectural and spiritual on Sunday, as attende...

June 26th, 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. |  


Greater Pittston library news for the week of June 26, 2016

Greater Pittston library news for the week of June 26, 2016

PITTSTON MEMORIAL LIBRARYBook discussion is June 27PITTSTON — The next book discussion will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, June 27 to discuss “...

June 24th, 2016 |  


West Pittston Library’s summer reading program to conclude with ‘Dunk a Librarian’

West Pittston Library’s summer reading program to conclude with ‘Dunk a Librarian’

WEST PITTSTON — Librarians are looking to cool off with the help of their local patrons.As part of the library’s summer reading program, C...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Senior Citizens’ News: George Rittenhouse performing in Falls June 28

Senior Citizens’ News: George Rittenhouse performing in Falls June 28

PITTSTON ACTIVE ADULT CENTERCasino trips scheduledPITTSTON — Reservations are now being taken for the following trips organized by the Pittston ...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Holy Rosary School in Duryea celebrates patron saint with crowning ceremony

Holy Rosary School in Duryea celebrates patron saint with crowning ceremony

Holy Rosary School celebrated its patron saint, The Blessed Mother, by participating in liturgy and a crowning ceremony. The school’s tradition ...

June 24th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


John A. Allan Invitational marches into championship at Fox Hill Country Club

John A. Allan Invitational marches into championship at Fox Hill Country Club

EXETER — The 70th playing of the John A. Allan Invitational kicked off on Friday and runs through Sunday.Three teams tied after the first round ...

June 25th, 2016 |  


The Hot Corner: Susquehanna River offers unique perspective and beauty

The Hot Corner: Susquehanna River offers unique perspective and beauty

The Susquehanna River gets a bad rap, in my opinion. Growing up close to the river, I’ve heard people say they would never eat the fish or even ...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Wyoming Area’s Cory Lescavage shined in first of two all-star baseball chances

Wyoming Area’s Cory Lescavage shined in first of two all-star baseball chances

MOOSIC – Cory Lescavage broke to his left just as the ball was struck sharply to his right.No problem.The Wyoming Area shortstop simply reversed...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Greater Pittston well-represented at 37th Robert L. Dolbear Senior All-Star Softball game

Greater Pittston well-represented at 37th Robert L. Dolbear Senior All-Star Softball game

Wyoming Area and Pittston Area have the most players selected to appear in the 37th Robert L. Dolbear Senior All-Star Softball game Sunday at Dallas a...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Greater Pittston Sports Briefs: Pittston Area’s tennis camp begins Monday, July 18

Greater Pittston Sports Briefs: Pittston Area’s tennis camp begins Monday, July 18

PA cross country to meetPITTSTON — The Pittston Area Cross Country Parents Organization will hold election of officers at a meeting at 6:30 p.m....

June 24th, 2016 |  


Upon Further Review: Dan Pavlico, Joe Weiscarger impressed at 55th John Allan golf tourney

Upon Further Review: Dan Pavlico, Joe Weiscarger impressed at 55th John Allan golf tourney

June 2006Duryea VFW’s major boys little league team ended the season on a high not with a 13-11 win over the West Pittston Moose. VFW scored six...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


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LIFE


Peeking into the Past: Pittston Area School District officials come to the rescue of residents in 1974

Peeking into the Past: Pittston Area School District officials come to the rescue of residents in 1974

1964 — 52 Years AgoThe Inquiring Photographer feature of the Sunday Dispatch celebrated its 15th anniversary in June 1964 noting that over the y...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Nutrition Corner: Get ready for grilling season with these food safety tips

Nutrition Corner: Get ready for grilling season with these food safety tips

Food safety or otherwise known as the study of keeping foods safe to eat is all about stopping the growth of harmful bacteria and viruses in the foods...

June 20th, 2016 |  


Man on the Street: ‘Are you going on vacation this year?’

Man on the Street: ‘Are you going on vacation this year?’

“Yes, we are going to Cape May, (New Jersey).”Sara ThomasWest Pittston“More than likely… there will be a beach involved.”...

June 20th, 2016 |  


April Trotter to wed Kyle Hanlin

April Trotter to wed Kyle Hanlin

Kevin and Linda Trotter of Falls announce the engagement of their daughter April Lee, to Kyle Nathan Hanlin, son of Chuck and Theresa Hanlin of Lewis ...

June 20th, 2016 |  


My Corner, Your Corner: Wyoming Area Class of 1976, where are you?

My Corner, Your Corner: Wyoming Area Class of 1976, where are you?

The fever of graduation parties is in full tilt and, as grads look forward to college, I wonder how many will ever see their classmates again.This yea...

June 17th, 2016 |  


Life Deconstructed: Husbands, fathers and dogs — a Father’s Day tribute

Life Deconstructed: Husbands, fathers and dogs — a Father’s Day tribute

Father’s Day is upon us; the day when Dads the Valley-over reap the rewards of being, well, a dad.In my family, this means that the children faw...

June 17th, 2016 |  


OPINION


Maria Remembers: Flag Day, Father’s Day and more reasons to celebrate

Maria Remembers: Flag Day, Father’s Day and more reasons to celebrate

June 14 was ideal for flying our beloved flag. On Tuesday, the sun was shining, skies were clear blue dotted with white clouds, and a cool breeze gent...

June 17th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: American Legion Post 542, 1st Lt. Jeff Deprimo of West Pittston, thanks everyone who helped with Vettes for Vets

Letter to the Editor: American Legion Post 542, 1st Lt. Jeff Deprimo of West Pittston, thanks everyone who helped with Vettes for Vets

Editor:American Legion Post 542, 1st Lt. Jeff Deprimo of West Pittston, would like to sincerely thank all the Corvette owners, donors, workers and the...

June 16th, 2016 |  


Life Deconstructed: Graduating seniors, heed this good advice

Life Deconstructed: Graduating seniors, heed this good advice

Dear Graduate:This week, as you clutch that diploma with both hands and fling that funky, flat chapeaux into the air, there’s a few things I nee...

June 10th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Remembering a friend

Letter to the Editor: Remembering a friend

Dear Editor,Six residents, originally from Pittston, celebrated St. Patrick’s Day at Bobby Maffei’s condo on March 17.A great time was had...

June 9th, 2016 |  


Life Deconstructed: No control over my control

Life Deconstructed: No control over my control

My name is Maria and I am a control-aholic.I feel better now. Admitting the problem is the first step to recovery, right?My control issues are becomin...

June 2nd, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: West Pittston resident meets former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann at gas station

Letter to the Editor: West Pittston resident meets former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann at gas station

Dear Editor,I have had the privilege of meeting quite a few famous sports figures down through the years. Sometimes planned, sometimes just being in t...

May 27th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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 |  


Vintage Vogue opens on South Main Street in Pittston, offers designer items for lower than retail prices

Vintage Vogue opens on South Main Street in Pittston, offers designer items for lower than retail prices

PITTSTON — Tina Maira-Drahus has style in her blood.Her uncle, Sam Maira, once owned a men’s clothing shop at 16 S. Main St. called Sam Ma...

June 3rd, 2016 |  


Jean Baun of JSB Financial, LLC in West Pittston isn’t a typical financial consultant

Jean Baun of JSB Financial, LLC in West Pittston isn’t a typical financial consultant

WEST PITTSTON — Jean Baun likes to tell clients she’s different.The financial consultant operates JSB Financial, LLC out of her home on An...

May 13th, 2016 |  


Sixth grade students at Pittston Area’s Martin L. Mattei Middle School complete financial education program through Fidelity Bank

Sixth grade students at Pittston Area’s Martin L. Mattei Middle School complete financial education program through Fidelity Bank

HUGHESTOWN — Students at Martin L. Mattei Middle School proved Thursday it’s never too early to start thinking about personal finance.Over...

May 12th, 2016 |  


Susquehanna Brewing Company takes gold at World Beer Cup

Susquehanna Brewing Company takes gold at World Beer Cup

PITTSTON — The Susquehanna Brewing Company won a gold award in the 2016 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition regarded as the “Olympic...

May 10th, 2016 updated: May 10th, 2016. |  


Times Leader launches redesigned website

WILKES-BARRE — The Times Leader website has a new look. The redesigned, comprehensive site — launched Thursday evening — provides readers eas...

April 29th, 2016 updated: May 2nd, 2016. |  


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