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Nutrition Corner: How to store fall vegetables

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The fall season gives us nutrient-rich vegetables like potatoes and winter squash. Some fall produce is still for sale at local farmers’ markets and road side stands. Buying large amounts of local produce like winter squashes and potatoes may be a good buy if you store them properly. Winter squashes and potatoes can be stored for weeks if done so correctly.

 

WYOMING BOROUGH

WYOMING — Michael Flanagan was hired as the Wyoming Borough police commissioner here Tuesday by a unanimous vote of borough council members.Flanagan, the former police chief in Laflin, has been with the borough part-time for nearly the past decade. His plan is to get the community more involved.“I thought this would be a great opportunity to continue my leadership role in the region,” Flanagan said. “I’m looking forward to the challenge....

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Pittston Class of 1959 holds 55-year reunion

The Pittston High School Class of 1959 held its 55th anniversary class reunion on Sunday, July 20 at the Newberry Estates, Dallas. The evening featured a cocktail hour, open bar and hors d’oeuvres followed by a four hour buffet which included four stations with a variety of food. A D.J. played 50s music and a photographer took a class picture. From left, first row, are Sam Montagna, Shiela Kearny Cain, Janice Mandicott Dombrowski, Barbara Balconis Miller, Elana Lynott De Angelo, Dolores...

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THIS WEEK IN SPORTS

MONDAY, OCT. 20No local events scheduledTUESDAY, OCT. 21Field hockeyWyoming Area at HR/L-L, 4:15 p.m.VolleyballNorth Pocono at Wyoming Area, 4:30 p.m.Delaware Valley at Pittston Area, 4:30 p.m.WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22Cross CountryDistrict 2 Championships at Elk LakeTHURSD...

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WYOMING NEWS: Pasta dinner Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Wyoming Area Drama Parents will host a pasta dinner on from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19 at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center cafeteria to promote the fall play “Almost Maine” in November. Tickets are $8, eat in or take out.Halloween costume partyThe West Wyoming Fraternal Order of Eagles will hold a Halloween costume party from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the nest home, 445 W. 8th St., West Wyoming. Karaoke and dance music, alo...

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LOCAL CHATTER

Pittston Area student Kristen Richards was awarded a Letter of Commendation, signifying her designation as a Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program. The award is based on Kristen’s outstanding performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in 2013.

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MEET THE PATRIOTS

Each week, the Sunday Dispatch will feature senior students from Pittston Area. Each student will have an opportunity to tell the Greater Pittston area a little about themselves.Paula GossPaula Goss was born on April 2, 1997, and resides in Pittston. She can most likely be seen hanging out with Jasmine Gage, Faith Villano, Olivia Golenshi, Frank Barlotta and Trina Ralfko. Her friends are definitely the reason why she considered her high school e...

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SENIOR CITIZEN NEWS

Falls Active Adult CenterFalls Active Adult Center, sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne/Wyoming counties, invites anyone 50 years of age and over to the following activites:Mondays: Craft Club meets from 1 to 2 p.m.Tuesdays: Brain games at lunchWednesdays: Walking group 10 to 10:45 a.m.Thursdays: Nutrition talks at lunchFridays: Geocaching activity 9:30 a.m. to noonZumba Gold Classes wi...

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HUGHESTOWN NEWS: Lions Club to meet Monday

The Hughestown Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20 at the Hughestown Hose Company. President Steve Golya will preside. On the agenda will be the final plans for the upcoming Halloween parade and party scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 and the bucket drop.Halloween parade and partyThe Hughestown Lions Club will hold its annual Halloween parade and party at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. The parade will begin in the parking lot of St. P...

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

Everyone in the Wyoming Valley Conference knows that Wyoming Area’s Bree Bednarski is a goal scorer. For those who didn’t know that, she proved it to them on Thursday.Bednarski broke a school record with her eight-game performance in Wyoming Area’s 11-0 win over Elk Lake in WVC field hockey action.Emily Wanko chipped in with three goals in the win.VOLLEYBALLValley West 3, Pittston Area 1...

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HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY

The same weather conditions that sent some of the top contenders to the sideline and made others run in fear Wednesday are what Pittston Area’s Tara Johnson would like to see again in the future.“I had fun with this (Wednesday),” Johnson said after running through a steady rain to finish the 3.1-mile Wyoming County Fairgrounds course in 20:44 and place seventh at the Ed Narkiewicz Wyoming Valley Conference Championship Meet.Johnson also led Pittston Are...

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Duryea Little League to meet Sunday, Oct. 19

The Duryea Little League will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19 at the VFW on Stephenson Street. All coaches are asked to attend.PA Field HockeyBooster ClubThe Pittston Area Field Hockey Booster Club will hold an important meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22 in the high school cafeteria. Plans will be finalized for the end of season banquet. Banquet returns and basket donations can be made at this time....

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PITTSTON NEWS: Pittston High School Class of 1960 to meet Oct. 26

The Pittston High School class of 1960 will hold a meeting at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26 at Tony’s Pizzeria. The reunion will be held on Sept. 12, 2015, at Genetti Hotel and Conference Center in Wilkes-Barre. Planners are also inviting classes from 1950 up to and including the class of 1966, the final graduating class of Pittston High School. Those interested are asked to attend the meeting.Tax reminder

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COMMUNITY NEWS: ‘Meet your GOP Candidates’ Oct. 24

The Third Republican District will hold a “Meet your GOP Candidates Rally” at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24 at the Dupont VFW on Main Street. The event is casual and will be hosted by James O’Meara Sr. Expected candidates are Melane Medera, Dan Muser, Doc Morland, Lou Barletta and others.

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DUPONT NEWS: Holy Mother of Sorrows food giveaway is Thursday

A food giveaway will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Holy Mother of Sorrows on Wyoming Avenue and will be for residents of Dupont and Pittston. Canned and dry goods will be handed out to residents that meet income guidelines.Halloween eventThe Dupont Borough along with members of Greater Pittston AmVets Post 189 Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Halloween event and provide candy bags for the children from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31 at...

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WEST PITTSTON NEWS: Cherry Blossom Committee to meet Sunday, Oct. 19

The West Pittston Cherry Blossom Committee will meet at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19 in the school building behind Corpus Christi Parish on Luzerne Avenue in West Pittston.Women’s Club meeting TuesdayThe West Pittston Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct.21. The meeting will be the covered dish. Members are reminded of the time change from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.At the September meeting, the club m...

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Wharton, McGarry fall in Eastern Regional

For the first time in seven years, the Wyoming Valley Conference will not have a participant in the PIAA Golf Championships.Five golfers from the conference participated in the East Regional at Golden Oaks Golf Club on Tuesday and they all fell short of reaching the ultimate goal in the sport. A pair of local District 2 Champions were eliminated from the competition.

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Safety first, prizes second

The Band Perry may visit the Wyoming Area Secondary Center, but only if the students understand the importance of safe driving.Wyoming Area Secondary Center is taking part in a nationwide online contest through State Farm Insurance Agency.According to local State Farm insurance agent Christie Bonnice, the contest is a process to teach young drivers about the consequences of not paying attention to the road.

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