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Juvenile firesetters

workshop is set

Children’s Service Center, in conjunction with Luzerne County Community College, will host a juvenile firesetters workshop for social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the school at 1333 Prospect St., Nanticoke. There is no charge to attend, and three CEU credits will be awarded.

The workshop will focus on the criminal, psychological and treatment perspective.

Attendance is limited to the the first 100 registrants. To RSVP, please contact Valerie May at 570-825-6425, ext. 399 or


Red Cross Holiday

Craft Show on way

The Wyoming Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its 20th Annual Holiday Craft Show on Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, at the 109th Armory in Wilkes-Barre.

More than 100 vendors will have a wide variety of unique handcrafted items including jewelry, fine art, holiday and country crafts, glassware, handmade soaps and lotions, clothing and pet accessories. This year the event will also feature wine tastings from Pennsylvania wineries including O’Donnell Winery, Ferrone Family Winery, Capra Collina Winery and Maiolatesi Winery. Door prizes, concessions and free parking will be available. Catering will be provided by Maer’s BBQ.

Applications for new craft vendors are available online at or by calling 570-823-7161 ext. 336.

General admission is $5 per person. Children 18 and under are free. Sunday special admission pricing is $3 per person after 2 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Proceeds benefit the programs and services of the Wyoming Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross.


Fund director

named at Keystone

Heather A. Schield was recently named annual fund director at Keystone College.

Prior to joining Keystone, she served as executive director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Scranton.

She graduated from Bloomsburg University with a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications. She resides in Taylor with her husband, Reade. They are the parents of a 3-year old son, Ryder.


State rep. partners

with Legion for vets

State Rep. Karen Boback, R-Harveys Lake, announced a partnership with the Pennsylvania American Legion to make services available to local veterans on a monthly basis.

The first in the series of outreach meetings will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 2 at Boback’s district office, 608 Hunter Highway, Suite 110, Eaton Township, Wyoming County. Area veterans may seek assistance and information pertaining to specific benefits and programs at that time. Additional meetings will be on the first Wednesday of every month.

“I’m very proud to be able to offer even more services to our local veterans,” Boback said. “We owe these men and women a great debt of gratitude for their service to our nation.”

Kerry Schemilfenig, a service officer with the American Legion, will be there to address individual concerns of veterans. Anyone interested in meeting with him should make an appointment in advance by contacting Boback’s district office at 570-836-4777.

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