Riot Circus Arts training facility moves to new home in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — A new business has moved into town, taking up residence at a 200-year-old repurposed Methodist church. Riot Circus Arts, a training, health, wellness, fitness and events service focused on the aerial circus arts, recently moved from Rutter Avenue in Kingston to the church at 236 W. Main St. Riot Circus Arts owner Kayla […]

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Christmas in July event raises money for Plymouth Township fire squad

PLYMOUTH TWP. — A Christmas in July craft show at the Plymouth Township Fire Rescue Tilbury station on Saturday was more than simply an opportunity for area residents to do some early Christmas shopping. It was a chance for some much needed fundraising for the township’s fire department which often falls short. Longtime firefighter Merrit […]

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Season opener a busy day at Kingston Community Pool

KINGSTON — Saturday proved to be the perfect day for the seasonal opening of the Kingston Community Pool, as hundreds flocked to the water to beat the heat. This will be the second summer for the newly renovated pool, which includes two waterslides, two diving boards, a wave pool and accommodations for those with disabilities. […]

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Parishioners at St. Ignatius ‘suprised’ at pastor’s alleged misuse of funds

KINGSTON — A Catholic pastor who allegedly misused $130,000 was described as a “great priest and a great person” by a woman who knew him. Last weekend, Diocese of Scranton officials announced the resignation of the Rev. John J. Chmil from the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 339 N. Maple Ave., Kingston. The resignation is […]

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AACA car show attracts hundreds of car owners, but washed out by rain

FORTY FORT — A long-running local car show had to wrap up early Sunday due to some heavy rains, but that didn’t stop some dedicated car enthusiasts from turning out despite the wet weather forecast. The Northeastern Pennsylvania Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America held its 56th annual car show at the Wyoming […]

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Priest at Kingston church resigns over alleged misuse of funds

KINGSTON — The pastor of a Catholic church in Kingston has resigned from his post after the alleged misuse of church funds. The news of the Rev. John J. Chmil’s resignation came to parishioners of the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, located at 393 N. Maple St., Kingston, before the closing of Mass at 4 […]

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Coroner identifies man who jumped off Carey Avenue bridge in April

A man who jumped off the Carey Avenue Bridge in April was identified Thursday after his body was found downriver near Sunbury earlier this month. Northumberland County Coroner James F. Kelley confirmed Derick J. O’Neil, 40, of Plymouth, was found May 6 in the North Branch of the Susquehanna River in Point Township. “Mr. O’Neil’s […]

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Family Fun Day at Kingston church focuses on healthy lifestyles

KINGSTON — Local families brought their young children for some healthy fun Sunday at the inaugural Family Fun Day: Spring into Spring event organized by members of the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola. Inside the church’s Conlan Hall, attendees learned how to Zumba themselves healthy, enjoyed freshly made smoothies and cookies, smacked around some piñatas […]

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Retiring Kingston/Forty Fort firefighter honored for 44 years of service

KINGSTON — After more than 50 years of service, firefighter Bob Smith is officially calling it a career. Officials at the Kingston/Forty Fort Fire Department hosted a breakfast on Friday to celebrate Smith’s half-century of service to the communities in which he lived. Smith, who turns 66 next week, explained that a tragic fire actually […]

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Volunteers spruce up Forty Fort Meeting House and Cemetery for Earth Day

FORTY FORT — Chainsaws, rakes, and gloved hands meticulously worked to clear the grounds of debris at the Forty Fort Meeting House and Cemetery on River Street. Hundreds of volunteers from the community, students and teachers of Wyoming Valley West School District, and local Boy Scout troops came out on a rainy Saturday morning to […]

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