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Civic League Meeting

The Abington Heights Civic League will host its monthly meeting on Monday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse, 115 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit. Laurie Quinn will be this month’s guest speaker. Call 570-587-3101 for more information.

Ham Radio Course

A free ham radio course will begin on Thursday, March 6, at 6 p.m. at the Dickson City Community Ambulance Building, 2 Eagle Lane. The four-session class will be taught be local ham radio operators and will cover the basic knowledge needed for passing the technician class exam. Members of the Boy Scouts of America will be able to obtain their radio and amateur radio operator merit badges through this course. According to organizers, the Technician Class is the first of three levels of ham radio operation, with each one requiring greater knowledge. Upon completion of this course, organizers say students will be able to talk through local VHF and UHF relays, amateur satellites, the International Space Station and around the world.

For more information, contact instructor Bob Chimel at or event coordinator Bill Leggat at

Pizza Sale

The Chinchilla Hose Company, 104 Shady Lane Road, will host its annual pizza sale beginning Friday, March 7, and continuing every Friday through April 18, from 3-7 p.m. Red, white and white broccoli pizza will be available. Orders can be placed on the day of the sale by calling 570-586-5726 and walk-ins are welcome. All proceeds benefit the operations and needed equipment of the Chinchilla Hose Company of South Abington Township.

Lenten Pizza Sale

The Factoryville Fire Co. ladies auxiliary is hosting a Lenten pizza sale beginning Friday, March 7, and continuing every Friday through April 18, from 3-6:30 p.m. Twelve-cut pizzas are $9 each, toppings are $1. Orders may be picked up at the Factoryville Fire Hall, 120 College Ave. Call 570-945-5769 to place an order. Walk-ins are welcome.

Breakfast Buffet

The Newton-Ransom Volunteer Fire Co., 1890 Newton-Ransom Blvd., will host a breakfast buffet on Sunday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $8; $5 for children younger than 12. Menu includes eggs, pancakes, biscuits, creamed chipped beef, bacon, sausage, fruit and beverages.

Macbeth Auditions

Ghostlight Productions will host auditions for its sixth annual Shakespeare in the Park, featuring “Macbeth,” directed by Jonathan Strayer. Auditions will be held on Sunday, March 9, from 2-4 p.m. and on Monday, March 10, from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Ryon Room at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Auditions are open to all members of the community age 16 and older. Those auditioning are asked to bring a theaterical resume and headshot and a prepared one-minute Shakespearean monologue, preferably not from Macbeth. Those auditioning will be asked to read additional scenes or monologues provided by the director. Performance dates are May 30 and 31 as well as June 1 and June 6-8. Email Rachel Strayer at for more information.

League Meeting

The 12U Valley Petunia League will hold its third meeting of the 2014 season on Sunday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion, 508 Church St., Jessup. All coaches and league representatives are encouraged to attend. Visit for more information.

Little League Registrations

Anyone who would still like to sign up for Christy Mathewson Little League baseball and softball can still do so. Benton, Dalton, Factoryville and Nicholson, residents may call Phil Evans at 570-563-0223 to register. Lake Winola residents may call Gene Dziak at 570-955-9653 to register.

University of Success

The University of Scranton’s “University of Success” is accepting applications from eighth-grade students to enter the multi-year, pre-college program in the summer of 2014.

Students currently enrolled in the eighth grade who plan to attend a public high school and who possess a strong desire to attend college in the future may apply. The University of Success is designed for students to develop the skills needed to successfully gain entrance to college and includes enrichment courses for students in study skills, SAT exam preparation, public speaking, math, science, art and cultural activities, as well as financial aid and wellness seminars. According to organizers, the program also provides hands-on learning experiences and field trips designed to engage the students in creative thinking and abstract problem solving.

Incoming University of Success students will participate in a two-week residential program on campus from Sunday, July 6, through Friday, July 18. Students then continue to participate in the program through their four years of high school with the ultimate goal of gaining acceptance into a four-year college or university. Applications must be received by Tuesday, April 1.

Applications may be obtained online at, by calling 570-941-4377 or by emailing Margaret Loughney, University of Success program director, at