A Fest and a Flop

It’s the end of June, and it’s not quite the Fourth of July. In these parts, that means two summer festivals, both of which have become annual traditions, are back. In Blakely it’s JuneFest, sponsored by the Blakely/Peckville Recreation Committee. It will be Friday and Saturday, June 26-27, starting at 4 p.m. each day, at the Wilson Fire Co., 700 Erie St. in Peckville. On Friday there will be a firefighters’ parade stepping off at 7 p.m. It will end at the firehouse, where there’ll be food, homemade desserts, beverages, a beer tent, kids’ games, a bouncy house and musical entertainment from Top shelf Entertainment, Marilyn Kennedy and Flashdrive. Call 570-383-9946 for more information. (read more)

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Visit to Gubbio

A tour group, including a number of Jessup residents recently travelled to Jessup’s sister city, Gubbio, Italy, and were present during that city’s St. Ubaldo celebration. The group gathered for lunch on St. Ubaldo Day. And it seems that even when travell

A Fest and a Flop

It’s the end of June, and it’s not quite the Fourth of July. In these parts, that means two summer festivals, both of which have become annual traditions, are back. In Blakely it’s JuneFest, sponsored by the Blakely/Peckville Recreation Committee. It will

Headed to Misericordia

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Gold Medal Vaulter

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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

Coffee House

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Recipes Helen's Kitchen; June 26, 2015

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Scholarships Awarded

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Preschool Grads

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Sports & Fitness

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Around Town

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