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Literary lighting: Abington Community Library obtains four SAD lamps

CLARKS SUMMIT — With the flick of a switch and a flash of light, guests at the Abington Community Library can now chase away foul-weather doldrums. Staff at the library recently purchased four special lamps designed to combat seasonal affective disorder, (read more)

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A living memorial Family business plans Memorial Day fundraiser

“It will be OK; you’ll be fine,” Florence Jamison told her children as her health was failing. At 96, she had lived a long, full life. Growing up on a farm in Newton Township, Florence worked alongside her parents, often cooking meals to feed farm hands w (read more)

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A shiny red tribute

The late Robert J. Habeeb Sr., one of the founding members and a past president of the Chinchilla Hose Company, enjoyed volunteering and being involved in the Abington-area community. “South Abington Township did not have a fire company. It was a farming (read more)

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Summer salads

Memorial Day is the kickoff for summer party season in my Glenburn Township neighborhood. After staying inside for the winter and most of spring, my neighbors and I are tired of dealing with inclement weather and the woes that go along with it. We are loo (read more)

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Matthew's Hope 4 Miracles to hold 5K run/walk

S. ABINGTON TWP. — A sign inside the McDonnell residence is adorned with Scripture: “With God, all things are possible,” it reads, the last part of Matthew, chapter 19, verse 26. Matthew McDonnell is living proof, really. On Feb. 23, the 9-year-old and hi (read more)

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A friendly herb sale

The Friends of the Dalton Community Library’s ninth annual Herb Sale will be held at the Dalton Fire Hall Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. Sue Scondras, Friends secretary and treasurer, explained the group’s purpose is to raise funds and assist the l (read more)

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Fishing after school

NEWTON TWP. — Students in fifth through eighth grades at Abington Heights Middle School have many activities to choose from in the after-school programs. They can play badminton, capture-the-flag, tennis, Wiffle Ball and floor hockey. They can learn about (read more)

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Waverly Comm announces 5K finalists

WAVERLY TWP. — Fifty runners and walkers participated in the Waverly Waddle 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 11 to honor mothers and caregivers at the Waverly Community House. The event was chaired by Emily Karam with timing provided by Kirby’s Race Timing. M (read more)

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Selling and socializing

A couple weeks ago I woke up early on a sunny Saturday morning to see cars and trucks lined up and down my quiet little stretch of paradise in Glenburn Township. Was somebody getting married? Were the Kardashians moving in? With some investigation I disco (read more)

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Lady Comets win fourth straight district championship

SCRANTON — Two familiar faces again paraded to the top step of the medal stand to lead the Abington Heights girls track and field team in their swan song. The program that hasn’t lost a dual meet in 13 years, however, also got a glimpse into the future wi (read more)