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History on display at Pittston Riverfest

PITTSTON — The communities surrounding the Pittston area share a very “rich and diverse history,” according to members of the Greater Pittston Cultural Coalition.To honor that history volunteers from the coalition and other local organizations and businesses sponsored the eighth annual Pittston Riverfest on Saturday at the city’s Riverfront Park.Visitors to the event were able to to do a host of activities, including:• Visit with ...

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More history for Cougars

DALLAS TWP. — For nearly a year the victory bell has been hanging outside the tunnel at Mangelsdorf Field on Misericordia University’s campus.For that period of time, the bell had not been used for the purpose it was meant for.Until now.On Saturday, the symbol that was dedicated by the graduating class of 2012 in the middle of last season, received a workout after the first home win in school history when the Cougars knocked off FDU-Florham, 35-0. ...

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Mohegan Sun Arena hosts first gun show

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Three Winchester lever-action rifles at the end of a rack of guns caught the eye of Tom Olaviany.The Harding man checked the attached tags listing the make, model, price and manufacture date, adding that the last bit of data was a nice touch by the local dealer Nimrod Haven from Hanover Township.“I collect mainly Winchesters,” Olaviany said....

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Royals survive wild fourth quarter, slip past CMVT

BLOOMSBURG — They preached pride and dedication. The coaches asked for heart and determination.In that Holy Redeemer huddle, all they wanted to prove was that this is a different season and things were turning around for the Royals football program.Down 20-13 with 5:47 left, Redeemer rallied. Quarterback Chad Fahey threw his third touchdown of the day to knot the game at 20, and sophomore Thomas Engle’s 15-yard dash gave the Royals a 27-20 lead. The defense d...

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Tense hunt in trooper ambush case hits 8 days

CANADENSIS — The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for an eighth day Saturday as police appeared to have narrowed their search, largely shutting down the area where he lived with his parents but leaving neighbors with few answers about what’s going on just outside their front doors.With a helicopter flying overhead, law enforcement officers wearing bulletproof vests and armed with rifl...

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Dance group excels at competition

The Smarties, a dance competition group from David Blight School of Dance, recently competed at the Talent Olympics at the Bushkill Inn and Conference Center in the Poconos. They placed first in tap, hip hop, modern and pantomime. They also won the Spin-Off competition. Participants, from left, first row: Kaitlyn Miller, Swoyersville; Rachel Leandri, Wyoming; and Rebecca Colwell, West Pittston. Second row: Casey Vasello, Wilkes-Barre; Michela Pantano, Mountain Top; Marissa Carver, Swoyersvill...

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Harveys Lake Yacht Club supports food pantry

Members and friends of the Harveys Lake Yacht Club recently made a donation to the Back Mountain Food Pantry. The funds were raised by holding 50-50 raffles at every major event throughout the summer. Madeline Flynn was the chairperson of the food pantry fundraiser. At the check presentation, from left: Yacht Club Commodore John Harrington, commodore, Yacht Club; Flynn; and Sandy Peoples, board member, Back Mountain Food Pantry.

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King’s honoring alumni during homecoming weekend

WILKES-BARRE: King’s College will honor four alumni at a special awards luncheon during homecoming and reunion weekend, Sept. 27-28. This year’s recipients are Joseph W. Balz, the Robert J. Ell Alumni Award for Outstanding Service to Alma Mater; Jonathan Deroba, The Leo Award; Brendan Dougher, Outstanding Professional Achievement; and Frank J. Nemshick Jr., Service to Society.All alumni are invited to attend the awards lunch at noon on Sunday, Sept. 28, in the Sheehy-Fa...

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Irem women hosting card party

Irem Women’s Auxiliary is hosting a card party from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Irem Country Club. Tickets are $15 and can be bought from Marie Miskel at 570-288-6341, Suanne Moses at 570-822-4976, any member or at the door. There will be lunch and prizes. Handicapped parking is available. Attendees who don’t want to play cards can play Pokeno or bring their own games. Participants, from left: Suanne Moses, chairperson, and Edna Marie Bozette, co-chairperson.

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Is that gas pump giving you what it’s supposed to?

WILKES-BARRE — If your gas-pumping goal is to fill the tank as fast as possible and be on your way, you might want to consider slowing things down to avoid being overcharged.Christopher Wilkinson, of Wilkes-Barre, recently posted a Facebook video that shows him holding the nozzle of a gasoline pump at a Sunoco station while the pump’s digital display of gallons pumped slowly increased — along with the cost — even though no gas was being pumped into his vehic...

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