Lighting Up the Streets

This weekend, Dickson City will see the lights. The Dickson City Christmas Light Committee, which has been working for months to raise the funds necessary to buy new Christmas lights for Main Street and elsewhere, will host a town lighting ceremony Sunday, Nov. 23, 3-8 p.m. at the Dickson City Municipal Building, 901 Enterprise Ave. In total, more than $34,000 has been raised by the committee since February. (read more)

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Recent News

Recipes from Helen's Kitchen; Nov. 21, 2014

Wishing everyone a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving 2014. Enjoy. Turkey Soup with Dumplings 1 (4-5 pound) turkey carcass, sectioned 12 cups water 5 carrots, cut in chunks 1-1/2 cups celery, coarsely chopped 1 large onion, quartered 2 teaspoons salt 1 (

Area Church Services

All Saints Orthodox, 211 Willow Ave., Olyphant. Great Vespers Saturdays 4 p.m., confessions one half hour before services (one hour before during Great Lent and Advent). Divine Liturgy, Sunday and Feast Days, 9:30 a.m. Great Vespers, evenings of Feast Day

Community Calendar

Diabetes Classes: The Diabetes Education and Nutrition Center will hold classes for persons with diabetes Fridays Nov. 21 and Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to noon at the Greater Carbondale YMCA, 82 N. Main St. in Carbondale; and Tuesday, Nov. 25, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Eyn

Chorus Member

Bridget Connolly, a junior at Carbondale Area High School, recently auditioned for District 9 chorus. She was informed later that she was accepted. The chorus is composed of the best singers in the district. Prior to the performance, there is a three-day

School News

Craft Fair The fourth annual Mid Valley Secondary Center craft fair will be held Sunday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school, 52 Underwood Road. Admission is $2; students free. The event will feature dozens of vendors, basket raffles, homemade food,

Scholarships Earned

This year, students at Penn State’s Worthington-Scranton (PSWS) campus were awarded more than 180 scholarships, including private, corporate and university-sponsored scholarships. Local students who received scholarships are, from left, seated: Adam Crimi

Veterans Day Ceremony

Lakeland High School honored more than 50 veterans at its annual Veterans Day ceremony. The solemn celebration included patriotic songs, lyrical dance and a keynote address from SMSGT Edward E. Smith via video from his deployment. Local veterans, escorted

Valley View Honor Roll

Valley View High School has announced the names of the students who qualified for the honor roll for the first marking period. Grade 12 High honors: Thomas Aniska, Shane Anuszewski, Donovan Ashton, Albert Baldoni, Olivia Bartkowski, Jillian Bochnovich, Co

Craft Fair a Success

Dickson City Cub Scout Pack No. 21 recently held a holiday craft fair. The LaSalle Academy Dickson City Campus gymnasium was filled with artisans and vendors. From left, front row: Conner Sheruda, Nate Zarnowski and Austin Kish. Back row: Collin Birtel an

Hospice Month Remembrance

In recognition of National Hospice month, the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Hospice of Lackawanna County recently held a memorial tree-lighting ceremony to honor the memory of all patients served by VNA. At the ceremony, Olyphant Mayor John Sedlak Jr.


Bowlers of the Month

Idle Hour Lanes presented trophies to the Bowlers of the Month for October. Each bowler was tops in their league for rolling the highest number of pins over his or her average during the month of October. From left, front row: Mason Snyder (Bumper Buddies

Sports & Fitness

Yoga for Healing The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Hospice and Home Health of Lackawanna County is offering a “Yoga for Healing” program. The program, taught by a professional yoga instructor, is designed to help participants increase flexibility; enha

Bowling Awards

The Anthracite Valley Bowling Association hosted its inaugural Hall of Fame Awards recently at St. Anthony’s Hall in Jermyn. Dan Longstreet and Bruce Smallacombe received awards for superior performance. John and Joe Minelli, founders of Idle Hour and Sou

Around Town

Decorations Needed The Dickson City freight station is in need of good-quality unwanted Christmas decorations, including lights, garland, etc. If you have any donations please drop them off at the Dickson City Civic Center, 935 Albert St. Call 570-309-781