Behlke, Choate

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Choate, Menomenee Falls, Wisconsin, announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Marie, to George Tyler Behlke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Behlke, Wyoming, Pennsylvania.The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Fred and Kaye Kasper, Iowa City, Iowa, and Lois Choate and the late Edwin Choate.Dr. Choate is a 2007 graduate of Cumberland Valley High School, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wilkes University ...

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A season to avoid

Every year the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins work through the preseason, regular season and push to make a long run in the postseason.Yet there’s one season they hope to avoid - one that has no stats or championship.Cold and flu season.While the recent mumps outbreak in the hockey world has captured headlines and put teams on high alert, its not the only contagious bug that teams must battle. Just like the rest of us, hockey players are susceptible to c...

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Teddie M. Clossen

Teddie Marie Clossen, daughter of Jared Clossen and Lisa Dreier, Wilkes-Barre Township, is celebrating her first birthday today, Dec. 21. Teddie is a granddaughter of Anthony and Margie Dreier, Wilkes-Barre Township, and Dean and Sandra Clossen, Mifflinville.

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Caught on Camera

Take a look at the coyotes in the photos taken by Lee Aument’s trail camera and remember that many believe the coyotes in Pennsylvania bred with wolves in Canada as they made their way into this part of the country. The sheer size of the coyotes in Aument’s photos seem to prove the theory. The photos were taken in October in Tioga County, and Aument wondered if the coyote in the foreground of the photo with two coyotes was part domestic dog based on its size - particularly the che...

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Shooting champions announced at Black Friday Camp

LAFLIN — Shooting awards were presented at the Stan Waleski Black Friday Basketball Camp held at the St. Joseph’s Oblates gym.Boys and girls in grades two through seven participated in the camp. The Black Friday Camp stressed skills, fundamentals, team play and featured a shooting competition.Shooting champions were Jessica Zaladonis, Pittston; Ella O’Brien, Pittston; Will Aldrich, Avoca; Derek Johnson, Mountain Top; Nicholas Franchetti, Avoca; Ashton L...

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iWrestle.com X-calibur Results Day 2

iWrestle.com Xcalibur TournamentTeam Key: Benton (Ben); Bound Brook (BB); Dallas (Dal) DeMatha Catholic (DC); Deposit Hancock (Dep); Nanticoke (Nan); Hayfield (Hay); The Hill School (HS); Lake-Lehman (LL); Line Mountain (LM); The Phelps School (PS); Pittston Area (PA); Scranton (Scr); Shenendehowa (Shen); Springfield Central (Spring); St. Anthony’s (SA); St. Francis (SF); St. Vincent Pallotti (SV); Unatego (Una); Wyoming Seminary (WS); Wyomin...

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Hanover Township Lions support dinner program

Hanover Township Lions Club recently donated $500 to the Dinner for Kids program. Program coordinator Joe DeVizia and David Tevet, owner of Ollie’s Restaurant, initiated the program to provide healthy and balanced dinners to children in need. The club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Wyoming Valley Country Club. Membership is open to men and women. Contact any Lion member for an application. At the check presentation, from left: Joe DeVizia, progr...

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Cookie Corner staff celebrates holidays

The staff at The Cookie Corner recently celebrated the Christmas season with a dinner held at Marianacci’s Restaurant, West Wyoming. The evening consisted of a buffet dinner, dessert and an evening of social companionship, which included candlelit wishes and games. At the event, from left, first row, are Alicia Pizano, Katie Lampman, Donna B. Brenner, Ruth Tielle, JoAnn Wojtash and Anne Schwartz. Second row: Doreen Gay, Theresa Guzik, Sue Smith, Joan Urban, Doris Conant, Toni Tabone, Ho...

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‘Downton’ returns amid rumors of death and low ratings

Now that “Downton Abbey” has ended in the U.K, it’s time to embrace the return of the British series in the U.S.And from ratings and staff rumbling indications, embrace it you must because the popular 1920s-set costume drama may be nearing its end. Not just yet, though, it has been picked up for a sixth season in England by British broadcaster ITV and episodes will be penned by the show’s creator Julian Fellowes. And that almost certainly will follow through...

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Slovak Catholic Union holds party

The Reverend Dianiska District of the Ladies Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Union held its annual Christmas party Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Genetti Hotel and Conference Center, Wilkes-Barre. Branch 19 hosted the event. A matching-fund event in conjunction with the LPSCU was held to benefit Ava Kurilla, 3, who was diagnosed with neurovlastona in November of 2013. The proceeds will help her family with medical and travel expenses. At the check presentation, from left: Theresa and Ava Kurilla; Debbie...

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