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Pa. Supreme Court grants appeal in Selenski conviction from Monroe County

The state Supreme Court Friday vacated a ruling that affirmed the lengthy prison sentence accused killer Hugo Selenski has been serving for his 2009 conviction on kidnapping and robbery charges in Monroe County.The state’s highest court sent the case back to the state Superior Court for further consideration on a limited area raised in the appeal by Selenski who was sentenced to 32 ½ years to 65 years in prison.Selenski, 41, still faces a trial in Luzerne Coun...

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HARVEYS LAKE BOROUGH

Council President Michell’e Boice announced that the recent Harveys Lake Homecoming event was the most successful one yet.“The dance saw the highest attendance ever, and there were 35 vendors participating — the most ever,” Boice said.Boice asked that all residents who see Harveys Lake Recreational Committee Chairperson Mike Rush to personally thank him for putting so much effort into the three-day event.Boice further added that Rush po...

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Curly Creme customers get in season’s last licks

PLAINS TWP. — Those in the know showed up at the windows of Curly Creme this weekend to get in their last licks.Come Wednesday it will close for the season, leaving devoted customers with another year-long wait for cones and cups of soft ice cream, sundaes and other cold and sweet treats. The business that’s been around for 29 years keeps a short schedule from Memorial Day to Labor Day and draws young and old from near and far to the brick building with a big parking lo...

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Dance raises money for Blue Chip Farms

DALLAS — The Sixth Annual Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge Benefit Dance was held Friday night at the Irem Temple Country Club pavilion.The benefit is the organization’s largest annual fundraiser.Marge Bart, president and founder of the Blue Chip, lauded the organization’s volunteers for making the event possible. Bart said their shared vision of providing safe homes for animals, many of which have been abused or neglected, motivated many hours of hard wor...

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Craft show offers one last chance at summer fun

NUANGOLA — The Nuangola Library held its 25th annual craft show on Saturday at the Nuangola Lake Association Pavilion, drawing shoppers, craft enthusiasts and friends.Each year the event marks ceremonial end to another summer of lake life and activities, according to organizers.“We do this every Labor Day weekend,” said Linda Fischer, event volunteer, library board member and one of the vendors selling crafts. “This is a another great time we have...

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The Turchins

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Turchin, Jackson Township, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 22, 2014. They were married on Aug. 22, 1964, at St. Casimir Church, Lyndwood, by the late Rev. Robert Shilala.Attendants were Joyce Turchin Rominski, Maureen Cornell Haydt, Evelyn Warrell Klinger, Judy Bukevicz Wachs, the late Greg Rominski, Fred Zoltewicz, the late Ronnie Carlo and Vince Karalunas.Mrs. Turchin is the former Bonnie Lewis, Upper Askam. She is a retired teache...

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La Festa Italiana livens up Courthouse Square

SCRANTON — A bit of Italy came to Courthouse Square on Saturday as Scranton’s business district filled with the sights and sounds of the 39th annual La Festa Italiana.The three-day festival was filled with the colors, foods and music.Attendees enjoyed a last little bit of summer joy and the opportunity to forget the responsibilities attached to the start of school and the autumn season.The weather cooperated as the day began with the James R. Minic...

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The Bells

Danny and Marge Bell, Harding, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 22, 2014. They were married on Aug. 22, 1964, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plains Township.The wedding attendants included Carol Ann Figel Russell and Gloria Jean Figel Harry, sisters of the bride, and Rosemary Pohutsky Williams, friend of the bride. The ushers included the late Robert Judge and Robert Tambur, friends of the groom, and Ralph Grillini, cousin of the bride.Mrs. Bell is the...

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Juliana Helen Leininger, daughter of Jason and Denise Leininger, Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, was baptized on Aug. 17 at St. Benedict’s Parish, Mohnton, Pennsylvania, by the Rev. Philip Rodgers.Her godparents are Danielle Romanchick, Centermoreland, and Justin Leininger, Mohnton.Juliana Helen was born on June 4 at Reading Hospital.She is the granddaughter of Joseph and Betty Knorr, Ashley, Pennsylvania, an Charles Leininger, Birdsboro, Pennsylvania. She also...

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Mr. and Mrs. Robert “Bobby” Baird, Shavertown, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 11, 2014. They were married on Sept. 11, 1954, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Scranton. Officiating the ceremony were Dr. Peter K. Emmons; the Rev. Raymond Ohman, uncle of the groom; and the Rev. George Roberts, father of the bride.Mrs. Baird attended Western Maryland College and is a registered nurse, having graduated from the Nesbitt Memorial Hospital School ...

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