Hudson VFW LANI Post Memorial Day services

The Hudson VFW, LANI Post 6325, will hold its annual Memorial Day services at 11 a.m. Monday, May 29, at the post home, 35-37 Cleveland St., Hudson. Post officers and members are asked to be present at 10 a.m. prior to the service. Residents of the commun

Parsons Lions Memorial Day parade

The Parsons Lions Club will hold its annual Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 29. The parade steps off at 10 a.m. from the Anthracite Café, proceeding to Mill Street and George Avenue, ending at Lombardo’s Tents (the old firehouse) on Scott Street. A sho

Learning center to host golf tourney

The McGlynn Learning Center will host its 11th annual “Play Fore the Kids” golf tournament on Saturday, June 3, at Edgewood in the Pines Golf Course, Drums. The tournament will be conducted in a scramble format with registration beginning at 8 a.m. and sh

Duryea resident commissioned as officer in U.S. Army

Stephen Starinsky has commissioned into the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant, and will serve as a field artillery officer. He was named a George C. Marshall Award winner and a Distinguished Military Graduate by graduating in the top 5 percent of all ROTC

135th Ashley Memorial Day Parade

The 135th Ashley Memorial Day Parade, considered the oldest parade in the country, will step off at 9 a.m. Monday, May 29, along Main Street in downtown Ashley. A parade fly over will be at 9:15 a.m. Guest speaker will be Monsignor Thomas M. Muldowney. Me

33rd annual Market on the Pond returns to Meadows on June 17

Volunteers of The Meadows Auxiliary are organizing the 33rd annual Market on the Pond, to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 17, on the center’s grounds, 4 E. Center Hill Road, Dallas. Market on the Pond is the auxiliary’s largest fundraiser and

Historic Denison House opens for season Sunday

The Luzerne County Historical Society’s Nathan Denison House opens for the season from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 35 Denison St., Forty Fort. The house will be open for tours from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 24. Admission is free for LCHS members; $5 for

Hopkins debuts in PTPA production

Ray Hopkins, son of Francis and Judey Hopkins, of West Pittston, has made his debut as Anthony Hope in Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts’s version of ‘Sweeney Todd.” Hopkins, a 2015 graduate of Wyoming Area, just finished his sophomore year at Templ

Congress should not vote to make big rigs bigger

Whatever you wear, eat, drive or otherwise consume or use, probably was shipped to you by truck. According to the American Trucking Association, U.S. truckers carried 10.49 billion tons of freight in 2015, 70.1 percent of total domestic shipped tonnage. A

Legislature should not circumvent legal processes for mining industry

Some state senators want to partially address the government’s $3 billion deficit with a plan to sell naming rights for state buildings. If they follow through, an early candidate will the Department of Environmental Protection building now named for envi

‘James Bond’ actor Roger Moore dead at 89

LONDON (AP) — Sir Roger Moore saw more to life than a well-mixed martini.

Congress should rectify Supreme Court blunder

When the Supreme Court of the United States ruled Monday that North Carolina had gerrymandered two congressional districts based on race, it repudiated not only the Republican majorities of that state’s legislature, but itself. In a 5-3 majority including

Corrections/Clarifications

The Powerball numbers published Sunday were incorrect. The correct numbers for the Saturday drawing were 5-22-45-47-54+3.

Friends of the Hoyt annual book sale June 1-3

The Friends of the Hoyt annual book sale will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 1; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 2, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3. Saturday will be bag day. All proceeds benefit the Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston.

MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

Back Mountain The Jackson Township Fire Department invites the community to the annual Memorial Day ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at the Jackson Township Fire Hall, 1160 Chase Road, Shavertown. Wyoming area Wyoming Monument War Veterans Association

West Side Veteran’s Memorial Day Parade announces lineup

Organizers of the West Side Veteran’s Memorial Day Parade have announced the lineup for the event. The parade steps off at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 29, rain or shine, and follows a route from Kingston corners along Wyoming Avenue to the Forty Fort Cemetery.

Veterans will ride to help others

Veterans, community members, motorcycle enthusiasts, friends and families are invited to participate in the inaugural Karen Boback Veterans Ride for Honor on Sunday, May 28, to raise funds to support local veterans’ organizations. This year, all proceeds

Senior art exhibit at Sue Hand’s Imagery

Thirteen graduating seniors from Sue Hand’s Imagery, representing seven area high schools, are holding their senior art exhibit at Sue Hand’s Imagery, 35 Main St., Dallas, today and Tuesday. The 12th grade students include: Emily Andrews, Coughlin High Sc

Relay for life held

The American Cancer Society recently sponsored its 32nd annual ‘Relay for Life’ with a program at Chacko’s Bowling Lanes. The program is designed to help children with learning disabilities. The Knights of Columbus of Our Lady of Czestochowa Assembly volu

Bazaar season nears in Mountain Top

Memorial Day is a week away and that means the summer bazaar and festival season is just around the corner. St. Jude Parish will hold its sixth annual International Festival on Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4 at the parish bazaar grounds. The festiva

Crestwood sweeps Fine Arts Fiesta poster contest

Crestwood High School students earned the top three awards and two honorable mentions in the 2017 Wilkes-Barre Fine Arts Fiesta poster contest. The awards were sponsored by Marquis Art and Frame. First place went to Alyson Muse, a senior at Crestwood who

Cheers and Jeers

CHEERS to administrators at Pittston Area and Wyoming Valley West who had their high school baseball teams forfeit their last games of the season after the two teams engaged in a bench-clearing brawl. It was a good lesson in sportsmanship. JEERS to the pr

Address welfare abuse without demonizing the poor

Last week’s testimony from local grocers on abuses of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits before a state House panel was alarming, or alarmist, depending on your point of view. Lobsters and shrimp bought by the bagful for resale. Att

Marian Pizano celebrates 102nd birthday Marian Pizano celebrates 102nd birthday

Marian Pizano, of Exeter, celebrated her 102nd birthday May 9, 2017, surrounded by her four children and other family members and friends. She is the wife of the late Peter Pizano. She is the mother of Evelyn Pizano, Patricia Richards, Faustine Armillei a

Wyoming Seminary

Wyoming Seminary Upper School Science Research Group (SRG) students recently earned awards for their research projects in regional and state competition. The students presented oral reports and posters of their research to panels of judges and other stude

COMMUNITY DIGEST

Wyoming Valley The Luzerne County Historical Society will close its popular exhibition, “Bringing the Giant to its Knees: The 110-Year History of the Giant’s Despair Hillclimb,” on July 15. The exhibit was extended due to popular demand and will now close

Memorial Day event planning in full swing

The brilliance of spring greenery abounds under the bright sky blue skies of our hometowns. The Back Mountain is experiencing an endless dousing of rain, yet nothing can dampen the spirits of our churches and community organizations holding events to hono

Misericordia

Fourteen adult learners at Misericordia University recently were inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society during a brunch and induction ceremony in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. Alpha Sigma Lambda is the honor society for continuing

Symposium held at Commonwealth Medical College

A Symposium on Quality Improvement Projects was held on May 5, at Geisinger Commonwealth Medical College (GCMC). The Quality Improvement Community Collaborative (QuICC) experience provides third year medical students the opportunity to apply the concepts,

Births 5/21/2017

Nesbitt Women’s and Children’s Center at Wilkes-Barre General May 3 A daughter to Stacey M. and John A. Natt, of Drums. A daughter to Heather Maxwell and Ron Wellington. May 4 A son to Jennifer and Brian Ferkel, of Dallas. May 5 A daughter to Krissy and R