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Local author featured in bestselling book series, will present at Abington Community Library

CLARKS SUMMIT — T’Shaiya Gibbons’ inclusion in a series of best-selling anthologies started with a whim and a Facebook message. Work by Gibbons has appeared in two books of the “I Just Want to Pee Alone” series, which is compiled and edited by author Jen (read more)

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Griffin Pond Animal Shelter visits the library

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First Day hike held at Lackawanna State Park

NORTH ABINGTON TWP. — Linda Umerich’s New Year’s resolution is to spend more time outdoors, and 13 hours into the new year, she joined about 80 people for a hike through Lackawanna State Park. Clad in hiking boots and waterproof jackets, hikers of all age (read more)

A boost in math, reading

S. ABINGTON TWP. — Rati Kanani, director of the Kumon Math and Reading Center which opened in September at 860 Northern Blvd., knows first hand the benefits the program has to offer. “I started the Kumon program in seventh grade and stayed until 10th grad (read more)

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The life of a bureau

I love old things. Not for their monetary value, but for the history they offer. Recently, Sandra and Paul Morgan of South Abington were preparing to move. My husband was working at their residence and called me to stop over. Mrs. Morgan had some furnitur (read more)

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Getting organized

It’s a new year, the holiday hustle and bustle has slowed down and my finances are in hibernation after being hijacked for Christmas presents. What a perfect time to reorganize my house. Sad to admit, but the “C” word is here – clutter. While I can boast (read more)

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It’s the little things

S. Abington Twp. — People in the Abington community are good at caring for each other. With open hearts and outstretched hands, they make a difference. This is evident at The Pines Senior Living, a family-owned and run business on the Morgan Highway. The (read more)

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Clarks Green United Methodist Church holds Christmas organ concert

PHOTOS BY EMMA BLACK | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER The Clarks Green United Methodist Church hosted a Christmas organ concert Thursday evening, Dec. 20 in the church’s sanctuary. The concert was presented by Jared Bradway, music director and included Christmas caro (read more)

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The Wandering Hen menus draw from region's farmers, vendors

SCRANTON — Falls Township native Amanda Banta grew up on family-owned Rowlands Farm, which instilled in her a love for hard-won crops and thoughtful landscaping and greenhouse design. Meanwhile, James Bolus was raised in Dalton, where he inherited a love (read more)

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Comfort foods

My Grandmommy Dubill wrote out a few of her favorite recipes by hand in a black-and-white marble covered school composition book that has been handed down to me. The rest she kept in her head, pulling them out only to teach her daughter -- my mother, who (read more)

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Berks Catholic forfeits to Abington Heights after suspended coach attended game

S. ABINGTON TWP. — It is a rare occasion that a loss on the court turns into a victory on paper. That’s what happened two days following Abington Heights’ 36-34 defeat at the hands of Berks Catholic on Saturday in a high school basketball matchup of state (read more)