Murder/suicide under investigation in Mountain Top

FAIRVIEW TWP. — Two people were found dead in a Fairview Township residence as a result of a murder/suicide on Saturday morning, according to Police Chief Phil Holbrook. Holbrook said the victims, who were “in their 50s or 60s” — one male and one female, a married couple — died from gunshot wounds, with the […]

Comments - 5:10 pm - updated: 8:51 pm.

Culture, community mesh during International Fest at Mountain Top church

WRIGHT TWP. — The sixth annual International Fest at St. Jude Church brought area residents out this weekend to experience a little world culture by sampling foods from 11 different countries. The Rev. Jeff Tudgay, assistant pastor, said much of the food is prepared by natives of the countries represented. “This year, we have added […]

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Thirsty Thursday helps young adults facilitate friendships, spirituality

WILKES-BARRE — Thanks to a group of young adults from around the Diocese of Scranton, the Thirsty Thursday concept has picked up a new twist. Four 20-somethings decided there was very little for people 18-30 in the Catholic church and pitched a Thirsty Thursday idea to Pam Urbanski, youth minister for St. Jude’s in Mountain […]

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Crestwood OKs borrowing $4.5 million for renovations, moves commencement

WRIGHT TWP. — The Crestwood School Board made quick work Thursday of approving a $4.5 million bond issue to be used for improving and renovating school district facilities. With seven of nine directors in attendance, the board voted 7-0 to authorize a series of general obligation bonds to finance a series of projects are under […]

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Crestwood board intends to borrow $4.5M to renovate elementary schools

WRIGHT TWP. — The Crestwood School Board announced an intent Thursday night to issue $4.5 million in bonds to finance capital improvements and prospective renovations to the district’s elementary schools. A resolution indicates the board intends to issue a series of general obligation bonds to pay for the projects. In conjunction with the decision, board […]

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Martini connoisseurs learn chocolate pairing at Ice House in Mountain Top

RICE TWP. — With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, Ice House Pub in Mountain Top sponsored a Valentine’s Martini and Chocolate event on Sunday afternoon to please the palates of about 50 connoisseurs. They sipped six different varieties of chocolate martinis, enjoyed a housemade flatbread treat, tasted an array of chocolates and housemade desserts, and just […]

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St. Jude School in Mountain Top hosts intergenerational volleyball game

MOUNTAIN TOP — Just before the eighth grade faced off against the faculty at St. Jude Elementary School, 14-year-old Emily “Tall Tales” Mahler explained why she and her classmates were likely to win a fast and furious version of volleyball called Nukem. “We’re more athletic,” she said, offering a sympathetic smile toward those poor ol’ […]

Comments - 6:57 pm - updated: 11:47 am.

Developer, hydrologist testify on proposed Dorrance Township development

DORRANCE TWP. — Developer Robert Tamburro testified on Thursday that he was planning a “first-class housing development” that would benefit the township aesthetically and financially. “We want to be good neighbors,” Tamburro told the board of supervisors and about 25 township residents on the fourth day of a testimony for a public hearing on the […]

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Electric atmosphere: Hazleton businessman shares story of inauguration trip

WASHINGTON, D.C. — To say that area business owner George Hayden got a charge out of the electric atmosphere in our nation’s capital on Friday might be an understatement. Hayden, owner of Hayden Electric, in Hazleton, said he and his son, Matthew, were excited to be part of the historic day as they attended the […]

Comments - 5:57 am - updated: 6:55 am.

Crestwood ready to move ahead with auditorium, fieldhouse construction

WRIGHT TWP. — Following a vote on Thursday night to retain Quad 3 Engineers of Wilkes-Barre as the architect, the Crestwood School Board is poised to move ahead with a project to renovate the high school auditorium and construct an event center/fieldhouse adjacent to the athletic field off Old Main Road. William Jones, board chairman, […]

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