Dallas Days Christmas Home Decoration Contest hopes to light up Dallas

DALLAS — The Dallas Days Bicentennial Committee wants to light up Dallas for the holiday season with a Christmas Home Decoration Contest. The free community-wide event is part of a year-long bicentennial celebration for Dallas, said Brenda Pugh, co-organizer of the Christmas Home Decoration Contest. “I would like to light up Dallas,” Pugh said. Dallas […]

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College Life: Learning from failure key to self-improvement and growth

There are always plenty of things to be discouraged about. I see copies of the school newspaper that my staff and I worked tirelessly on being run over in the street. I see the events I and my fellow club members organized being scarcely attended — and the mountain of snacks we purchased going uneaten. […]

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New contract offer presented to the Dallas Education Association on Tuesday

DALLAS TWP. — The Dallas School District presented the Dallas Education Association with a new comprehensive contract proposal Monday. School Board member James Gattuso presented the new offer to union leaders in an hour-long meeting, said Michael Cherinka, the union president. The offer includes a new salary matrix, healthcare plan and early retirement reduction, the […]

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The Dallas Post’s Best of the Back Mountain honors over 100 businesses

KINGSTON TWP. — Gary Michak would have been honored to receive the Best Attorney of the Back Mountain award this year, wife Courtney said Tuesday. The Best of the Back Mountain is a campaign where Dallas Post readers vote for their favorite businesses, service providers and individuals. The program honored over 100 businesses and included […]

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College Life: Now is the time to change for the better

My freshman self would not recognize the senior me. I thought of this as I walked past my freshman dorm recently, on my way to my part-time job at the Times Leader. You know when your life seems to zoom out, and it’s like you’re looking at yourself from someone else’s eyes? I became disoriented. […]

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College life: Taking surprises in stride an important part of fulfillment

Just when you think you have it down, life throws something else at you. I think that’s one of the most painstaking lessons I’ve learned at college. It might sound like the kind of lesson that toughens you. Mostly, though, it’s just acquainted me with how weird being an adult is sometimes; anything can happen […]

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Suez schedules fire hydrant cleaning and testing in Shavertown on Sept. 8-9

KINGSTON TWP. — Fire hydrants will be flushed and tested in the Suez Water Company service area in Shavertown from 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8 to about 6 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9. The maintenance program is part of Suez’s distribution system maintenance. Fire hydrants are flushed to remove harmless minerals that collect in […]

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Diocese of Scranton to take a collection to aid storm victims

SCRANTON — The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops requested each diocese participate in an emergency monetary collection to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The collection will occur in the Diocese of Scranton during the weekend of Sept. 9 and 10. The emergency collection will be used both to support the humanitarian and recovery […]

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I’m Big Now and Back Mountain Academy set to open for 2017-18 school year

KINGSTON TWP. — Having outgrown its former Dallas home, the I’m Big Now preschool has moved to a larger site, allowing space to expand services and offer elementary school programming, said Christine Mitten, the school’s director of education. The 22-year-old early education facility moved July 1 from its previous location in the Hartman Insurance Plaza […]

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Newspaper legacy, journalist Barbara DeWitt Smith returns to Wyoming Valley

What really got me was the 5.3-magnitude earthquake. One night last summer, when I was working late at home in Palm Springs, Calif., I heard a huge, eerie roar, as if a jet were taking off outside my front door. A second later, the floor started rolling, and I grabbed the edges of my desk […]

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