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Blake A. Pekarski

Blake Alexander Pekarski, son of Justin and Nikki Pekarski, Plains Township, is celebrating his fourth birthday today, May 23. Blake is a grandson of Richard and Marie Sabatura, Shavertown, and John and Carol Pekarski, Plains Township. He has a brother, Bryson, 1.

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Schedule for Dallas’ recreation program announced

DALLAS — The borough’s Summer Recreation Program will begin on June 15 and run through Aug. 14, the Borough Council announced Wednesday.The program will be held Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kenneth Young Memorial Park on Burndale Road. Dallas Borough and Dallas Township children between the ages of six and 12 can participate and registration is required.In related business, the council accepted the resignation of Olivia Magni from the p...

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Jeremy J. Reisinger

Jeremy Joseph Reisinger, son of Joe and Kim Reisinger, Redding, California, is celebrating his sixth birthday today, May 23. Jeremy is a grandson of attorney Joseph R. Reisinger, Wilkes-Barre; the late Kathleen Fortune; John Dustin, Leesburg, Florida; and the late Carol Grabauskas. He has a brother, Zachary, 10.

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Candidate takes issue with Forty Fort council

FORTY FORT — Tensions grew as a borough resident running for Borough Council argued with the mayor and council members at Monday’s meeting.Dominic J. Butchko argued with council members and Mayor Andrew Tuzinski over how often the council checks its budget and other issues.“I want Forty Fort to be run like a business, sir, and it’s not being run that way,” Butchko said.Tuzinski explained that running a government entity is not lik...

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Kiera L. Yozviak

Kiera Leigh Yozviak, daughter of Dr. Joseph and Holly Yozviak, Breinigsville, is celebrating her 10th birthday today, May 23. Kiera is a granddaughter of Joseph and Carol Ann Yozviak, Nanticoke, and Michael and Susan Ciocci, Springfield. She has a brother, Alexander, 7, and a sister, Gabriella, 5.

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Check out upcoming church events

CONYNGHAM: The Sunday School at Conyngham United Methodist Church, 411 Main St., recently completed a mission project collecting materials for Ruth’s House, Wilkes-Barre. Ruth’s House is a temporary haven for women facing homelessness or other hardships. For more information call 570-788-3960 or email conynghamumc@ptd.net.

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Students excel at biology Olympics

MMI Preparatory School students Anirban Chowdhury and William Bower both placed second in the Cedar Crest Biology Olympics. Chowdhury, a sophomore and the son of Bhaskar and Saumitri Chowdhury, Hazle Township, was second in ecology. Bower, a junior and the son of Dr. Kathy Young, Sugarloaf, and Philip Bower, Emmitsburg, Maryland, was the runner-up in cell biology. A pool of 90 participants competed in this year’s event. Students participated in various scholastic events that included a ...

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Mercy Charism awards presented

Misericordia University recently presented Kayleigh Reynolds, Forty Fort, and Conor Brennan, Stockholm, New Jersey, with Mercy Charism awards in recognition of student leadership that represents the core values of mercy, service, justice and hospitality of the Religious Sisters of Mercy, the founders of Misericordia University. At the award presentation, from left: Stockholm; Sister Jean Messaros, vice president, mission integration, Misericordia University; and Reynolds.

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International Fest planned

Organizers from St. Jude Parish recently met to finalize plans for the fourth annual International Fest in the Grove to be held 4-11 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, and noon-9 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, on the parish grounds, 420 S. Mountain Boulevard, Mountain Top. Ethnic foods from 10 countries will be featured and a large selection of international beer and wine will be available. There will be live music, dance troupes, activities for children, a magic show and a raffle. Raffle tickets are availab...

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Kerns receives volunteer award

Pam Kerns, the Christian education and program director at the First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre, received the Rev. Thomas J. O’Hara Volunteer Award on Monday, May 11, at the CEO People Helping People Celebration held at the Wilkes University Henry Student Center. At the event, from left, first row, are Taylor Bath and Ashley Bath. Second row: David Ritter, Kerns, Nancy Frey, Joan Heilbron, Stephanie Orfanella and Wilbur Hayes.

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