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Art Show

On Friday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m., the Gathering Place for Community, Arts & Education, 304 State St. will open its Abstraction Art Show featuring 15 local artists.

Easter Drama

Clarks Green Assembly of God presents “SONrise, an Easter Drama” on Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24, at 7 p.m. each night. It is a free event with childcare for preK children. For more information call 570-586-8286, visit, or stop by the church at 204 S Abington Road in Clarks Green.

Substance Abuse Workshop

Part two of a substance abuse awareness series for caretakers of children grades 5-12 and beyond will be held on Thursday, March 29, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Gathering Place, 304 S. State St. in Clarks Summit. Part two is: Exploring the Effects of Substance Abuse on Our Families & Our Children.

Attendance earns you the opportunity to win a large screen TV and a Safer Lock Box. Admission is free but tickets are required. They can be acquired on Facebook: The Gathering Place Clarks Summit or by emailing

This series is dedicated to opening the dialogue concerning the drug epidemic that is plaguing our communities. Open the Dialogue’s mission is to facilitate a dialogue among caretakers with children in grades 5-12 and beyond.

The evening’s panelists are Scott Constantini, Director of Behavioral Health, The Wright Center; Michael Barrasse, Lackawanna County President Judge; Suzanne Jaffe; Bill Dempsey; Tom DePietro; and Shane Scanlon.

Soup Sale

Clarks Summit United Methodist Church will hold a Good Friday pasta e fagoli/vegetable soup sale on Friday, March 30, at 3 and 7 p.m. The menu includes; pasta e fagioli or vegetable soup, salad, bread, cake and a beverage. Tickets are $7 for take-out and $8 for eating in (all-you-can-eat). Advance ticket sales are available through the church office at 570-587- 2571 and there will be tickets available at the door. The church is at 1310 Morgan Highway in Clarks Summit.

Keystone Honors

Keystone College president’s, dean’s and honors list for the fall 2017 semester includes:

President’s list: Donald M. Catlett, Factoryville; Peter J. Cheng, Clarks Summit; Carli Marie Kalinoski, Factoryville; William E. Lycholaj, Factoryville; Ryan C. McDonald, Clarks Summit; Austin C. Pringle, Factoryville; and Jamie Lynn Sacchetti, Clarks Summit.

Dean’s list: Troy M. Bunnell, Clarks Summit; Nicholas J. Carlini, Clarks Summit; Trista A. Carpenter, West Abington Township; Ryan Alec Dill, Dalton; Alexandra Kyla Evans, Clarks Summit; Tamara Gregorowicz, South Abington Township; Caroline Elizabeth Hopkins, North Abington Township; Samantha Marie Layne-Perkins, La Plume; Jessica Rachel Maietta, Dalton; Bradley S. Parry, Clarks Summit; Caitlin R. Pucilowski, South Abington Township; William Michael Roditski, Clarks Summit; Ben A. Segall, Clarks Green; Jamie Smith, Dalton; Staci L. Srebro, Factoryville; Dakota Valle, Clarks Summit; Samuel Reece Vierling, Factoryville; Christiana R. Vito, Clarks Summit; and Amy Mia Warrick, Clarks Summit.

Honors List: Tiyanna Marie Demming, Dalton; Timothy Curran Dempsey, Clarks Summit; Neil Patrick Harvey, Factoryville; Victoria E. Jeschke, Clarks Summit; Christine Ann Koerner, Clarks Summit; Kathleen McHugh, Clarks Summit; Neil Miller, Clarks Summit; Nancy Petalver, Clarks Summit; Courtney Taylor Sussman, Clarks Summit; Ashley Marie Wilbur, Factoryville; Ashley Wilson, Factoryville; and Rebecca Yuscavage, Dalton.

Honor Society

Cory Kopicki of Clarks Summit was recently initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Kopicki was initiated at Fordham University.

U of S Success Program

The University of Scranton’s University of Success Program, a four-year pre-college mentorship program, is now accepting applications for the academic year that begins this summer. Applicants must be currently enrolled in the eighth grade and possess a strong desire to attend college in the future.

The University of Success is designed to provide academic, social and cultural enrichment to area high school students. The program’s ultimate goal is to assist first-generation college-bound students to successfully gain entrance into a college or university.

The University of Success, offered free of charge to participants, is funded almost entirely by corporate and foundation grants.

The program begins with a two-week summer institute, which is held on the campus of The University of Scranton, from Sunday, July 8, to Friday, July 20. Upon completion of the summer program, the students will continue to meet for enrichment sessions through their high school career.

Applications may be obtained by calling the University of Success Office at 570-941-4377 or by emailing Margaret Loughney, University of Success program director, at Applications may also be obtained online from the University of Success web site. The deadline for submission of applications is Monday, April 2.

Campus Service Trips

Local residents were among 55 University of Scranton students who participated in six domestic service trips, organized by Campus Ministries’ Center for Service and Social Justice, over spring break.

Among the participants were Samuel Morano of Clarks Summit, who volunteered at St. Michael’s School in St. Michael, Arizona; and Maaz Siddiqui of South Abington Township, who volunteered at St. Bernard Project in New Jersey.

Dean’s List

Evan Phillips, son of Rose and Corey Phillips of South Abington Township made the dean’s List at Temple University.