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Abington Heights grad Casey Carrick takes over the scissors at Jake’s Barber Shop

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — The more things change, the more they stay the same inside Jake’s Barber Shop. Collegiate pennants representing universities near and far, including Marywood University, Penn State and the University of Wyoming, still adorn the walls (read more)

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Picking up the pieces

NEWTON TWP. — After an EF-1 tornado with 90-mile-per-hour winds touched down on May 29, many residents saw damage to homes and property. Members of the Ayers family were at the Red Barn Village when the storm hit. Bert Ayers saw the sky grow dark and went (read more)

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Pets, fleas and ticks

Longer days and warmer weather mean more time spent outside for families and their pets. The last thing families want to think about when they’re having fun on a hike or picnic is the chance that creepy-crawlies like fleas and ticks might make them sick. (read more)

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A day of fishing at Hillside Park

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Fishing at the Lackawanna State Park

The Lackawanna Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited sponsored a children's fishing derby Saturday, June 1 at Lackawanna State Park. (read more)

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Storms cause issues for community garden

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — Gray clouds loomed overhead as Bob Dillon knelt at his plot at the Abington Community Garden last week and picked some leafy green spinach. The plan was to pick the plants before any rain fell, Dillon, of Clarks Summit, said. While t (read more)

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Going organic

CLARKS GREEN — David Slade, a certified traditional naturopath, will present the Summer Natural Health Seminar Saturday, June 8 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Clarks Green Assembly of God, 204 South Abington Road. This free seminar will cover the benefits of organic (read more)

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Longtime South Abington Twp. landmark to close when owner retires next month

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — People looking for flowers and plants to spruce up their yards have shopped at Chinchilla Hardware and Variety for decades. The business offers a vast array of flowers, plants and vegetables in the store and its two greenhouses out b (read more)

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Kids and storms

Comforting a frightened child in a thunderstorm isn’t as easy as Julie Andrews singing “My Favorite Things” in The Sound of Music. With an unusual number of severe storms hitting the Abingtons recently, including a tornado last week in Newton Township, lo (read more)

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POWERLIFTING: Bodie LaCoe wins world championship

Bodie LaCoe is a two-time world champion. Competing in Helsingborg, Sweden, and representing the United States, LaCoe captured the overall championship at the seventh International Powerlifting Federation World Championships in the Sub-junior 53 kilogram (read more)