Dupont: Celebrating the harvest

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Holy Mother of Sorrows held its annual flea market Sept. 7 and 43rd annual Dozynki Festival on Sept. 8 on the parish grounds. Homemade Polish foods were served both days. The traditional blessing of the harvest wreath was held Sept. 8, followed by live po (read more)

Avoca: Seventh annual Jamie Baker Scholarship Fundraiser planned

Author Michael Bassey Johnson once said, “people will walk in and walk out of your life, but the one whose footstep made a long-lasting impression is the one you should never allow to walk out.” Avoca native Jamie Baker certainly made an impression in the (read more)

Exeter/Wyoming/West Wyoming: Wyoming Area Class of 1969 is 17 again for one night

Some of you have asked about my class reunion, which I wrote about when it was in the planning stages. I’m happy to report that it was wonderful. Seventy-four classmates and their spouses arrived at Fox Hill ready to have a good time, and we did. One of t (read more)

Duryea: Substance Abuse Awareness Forum planned

Breaking records demonstrates strength, commitment and sharp focus. It takes great determination to strive to be the best. Yet, there are other records we hope will remain intact, but get broke. Sadly, the number of drug-related deaths in Luzerne County i (read more)

Jenkins Twp./Pittston Twp.: Gaffney Drive honors long-time Jenkins volunteer

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Jenkins Twp. held a re-dedication of Tedrick Street on Aug. 31 to rename the street in honor of William Gaffney. The street, now known as Gaffney Drive, honors Gaffney for his volunteer work and the dedication to the township he has exhibited throughout h (read more)

Hughestown: Fire company sounds the alarm on inadequate smoke detectors

Fire safety is important, no matter the time of year. Ensuring that your home is properly equipped to alert you of a fire can help save your life. Did you know that the risk of fatality from a home fire is cut in half when working smoke alarms are present (read more)

West Pittston: Enjoy some Books and Brews to benefit the library

If you’re looking for a way to cure the Thursday blues, then do I have a solution for you courtesy of the Friends of the West Pittston Library. You can help support the library while also spending a night out celebrating the almost weekend with some pizza (read more)


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