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MAKING A LANDMARK

Back in September, the borough of Olyphant held a patriotic parade and festival, centered around the “Hometown Heroes” banners that a number of people had paid to have placed on lamp posts in the area. One highlight of the gathering was a larger-than-life (read more)

Around Town

Music at Kenny’s Kenny’s Pub, 153 Spruce St. in Archbald will present live music with Kerry Kenny and Mad Science on Friday, Dec. 15, at 8 p.m. No cover; full bar menu. Call 570-876-4204 after 3:30 p.m. for reservations. Breakfast with Santa Artisan Fire (read more)

Community Calendar

Veterans Banner Orders: Blakely Borough is accepting applications for its 2018 Blakely/Peckville Veterans Banners. The banners will be placed on Main St., Keystone Ave. and Gino Merli Dr. The first round of applications will be limited to the first 100 ap (read more)

School News

Anti-Drug Poster Winner Julia Murphy, a seventh-grader at Carbondale Area Jr.-Sr. High School, was a 2017 Lackawanna/ Susquehanna Office of Drug and Alcohol holiday poster contest winner. Her poster stated, “Don’t Be a Fool, Drugs aren’t Cool.” Murphy, al (read more)

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CARDS FOR THE MILITARY

Students in Lakeland’s “Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America” club made personal holiday cards for members of the military stationed overseas. In front, from left: Mary Ponce, Alyssa Catanzaro, Haley Hunsinger, Molly Hunt and Camryn Cerminaro. (read more)

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MOMUMENT DONATION

Recently, the Archbald Borough Veterans Monument Park committee received a $2,000 donation from the Scranton Area Foundation. Robert Turlip (left) and Bill Durkin are shown. (read more)

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SALVATION ARMY DONATION

Nancy Rinaldi (left), president of the Northeast Social Dance Club (NESDC), presented a check for $535 to Maj. Bob and Karen Schmig from the Salvation Army. Multiple bags of unwrapped toys were also donated during NESDC’s annual fundraiser dance, which wa (read more)

Sports & Fitness

Softball Meetings • Valley Area Girls Softball’s meeting schedule is: Jan. 10, Feb. 21, March 14 and Apr. 11. at Shopa-Davey Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6082, 123 Electric St. in Peckville, at 7 p.m. Anyone wishing to coach in the upcoming 2018 seas (read more)

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BOWLERS OF THE MONTH

At left: Idle Hour Lanes has named its bowlers of the month for October. From left Cameron Getts (+23 pins) of the Rising Stars, Zoey Sollers-Fagan (+82 pins) of the Shooting Stars and Jenna Dovin (+100 pins) of the All Stars. At right: Peyton Giuliani (+ (read more)

Sports & Fitness

Softball Meetings • Valley Area Girls Softball’s meeting schedule is: Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 21, March 14 and Apr. 11. at Shopa-Davey Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6082, 123 Electric St. in Peckville, at 7 p.m. Anyone wishing to coach in the upcoming (read more)

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THE HAMMER VISITS

Northeast Karate and Boxing in Peckville was the setting for an appearance by UFC fighter Matt “The Hammer” Hamill. (read more)

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REMEMBERING THE WEST SIDE, CARBONDALE MINE FIRE, 1943-1972, PART 2

West Siders continued to hope that city, state, and even federal leaders would come up with a viable plan to help them. In the meantime, they continued trying to shore up damage and stay alive. But it seemed that every day brought some new or near disaste (read more)

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REMEMBERING THE WEST SIDE, CARBONDALE MINE FIRE, 1943-1972, PART 1

A 1957 article in Pageant magazine called Carbondale the “town on a hot seat,”referring to the underground mine fire that had been burning under a large section of Carbondale’s West Side section for more than a decade. A year earlier, an article in Time m (read more)

Around Town

Music at Kenny’s Kenny’s Pub, 153 Spruce St. in Archbald will present live music with Kerry Kenny and Mad Science on Friday, Dec. 15, at 8 p.m. No cover; full bar menu. Call 570-876-4204 after 3:30 p.m. for reservations. Breakfast with Santa Artisan Fire (read more)

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