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Clarks Summit couple amid journey of adoption

CLARKS SUMMIT — A baby girl was born prematurely in 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Born with a hole in her heart, she survived an open heart surgery and spent six months in and out of the ICU. Two years later and almost 5,000 miles away, a Clarks Summit coupl (read more)

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Firefighters Spotlight: Jim and Justin Sturdevant

DALTON — Father and son James (Jim) and Justin Sturdevant serve together as members of the Dalton Fire Company – a rare dynamic in families and fire companies today. “My cousin, the late Bob Mack was fire chief for Factoryville,” said Jim Sturdevant. “He (read more)

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Local artist Ellen Beechko sculpts her own business

CLARKS SUMMIT — Ellen Beechko has an affinity for arts and crafts that has spanned her entire life. Art transports her to another world in much the same way meditation and nature can offer the human mind a reprieve from the daily stresses in unsettled tim (read more)

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Fundraiser to offer tastes of Italy, Scranton

SCRANTON — Chris and Whitney Santoro are excited to bring some of their favorite flavors to the Rotary Club of the Abingtons’ Taste of the Abingtons fundraiser. The couple recently took ownership of the former Mendicino’s, now called Santoro’s Italian Spe (read more)

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Suburban Family: Creating college care packages

It’s been about a month since our college freshmen left the nest. They’ve aced orientation, met their dorm roommates and are starting to get the hang of “higher learning.” With things at school settling down a little bit, their thoughts are probably turni (read more)

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Local drummer Liam Fenton rocks Bethel Woods with band Brotality

Abington Heights Middle School seventh grader Liam Fenton’s love of music was no surprise to his parents, Ryan and Abby Fenton of Clarks Summit, who say music has always been a part of their home. What made them take notice was when, at age 2, Liam sat do (read more)

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Firefighter spotlight: Chief Jeff LaCoe

NEWTON TWP. — Jeff LaCoe became a junior volunteer at the Newton-Ransom Volunteer Fire Company at age 16 in 1973.He rose through the ranks, becoming a lieutenant, captain and assistant chief. He has been the fire chief for more than 20 years.“My father Me (read more)

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Drug take back box in use in Clarks Summit

CLARKS SUMMIT — The silver box at the Clarks Summit police station looks like a mailbox, but it’s not for sending letters or packages. Instead, it’s a vessel for safely disposing of prescription medication. The department installed the box last week. Poli (read more)

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Local cyclist wins race series

SCRANTON — Zack Rundell, 17, of South Abington Township, won the H2H Mountain Bike Racing series in the Category 1 Men’s class against 65 entrants aged 15-45. Category 1 is the highest level of amateur racing attainable. The H2H racing series is the Hudso (read more)