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January brought a different look to Depot Street in Clarks Summit. Using the original posts that supported the former merchant sign, the new and taller sign provides a presence on the oldest street in the Borough.

People need to know what's on Depot Street, said Ray Mercado, owner and jeweler at A-1 Gold and Diamond Mine – Cash for Gold. The other merchants agreed and soon I was out getting estimates and collected contributions for the new sign.

Businesses listed on the sign shared the expense of the project.

Joan's Dance Studio, The Sunrise Café, Re-Boot Computers and Kid's Quality Consignments have been longtime businesses on the street. The year 2012 welcomed A-1 Gold and Diamond Mine and Lawler's Affordable Elegance.

This past autumn, Weezie's Corner, owned and managed by Sandy Michalski, opened. Selections of hand-crafted jewelry, scented soaps and themed gift baskets are part of the stock. The store features Lefty's Corner with items designed with the left-handed person in mind. Hand -sewn doll clothes for 18-inch dolls are available.

In December, 2012, Abington Arts Studio opened. Private classes, art lessons, Mommy and Me activities are some of the offerings. Owner and local artist Diana Lombardi, is the instructor.

I Do Design by Iris will complete the list February 14. The one -stop bridal shop will open. Gowns, bridal accessories, jewelry, wedding consultation will be featured. A seamstress, Pattie Lester, owner and formal wear designer, will manage the store.

Asked if she was pleased with the sign, Michalski said Absolutely. It's the best thing that happened on Depot Street.

It's just in time for my Grand Opening and the ABPA Festival of Ice, said Pattie Lester of I Do Design by Iris.

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