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There are a lot of evenings happening in the Back Mountain

Lehman-Idetown UMC services LEHMAN TWP. — The Lehman-Idetown United Methodist Church at 1011 Mountain View Dr. will hold aChristmas Candlelight Vesper service at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17. A Christmas Eve Candlelight service is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24, at the church. Back Mountain Memorial Library to hold new children’s event DALLAS […]

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Misericordia University hold webinar on fiduciary responsibilities of board members and presidents

DALLAS TWP. – Thomas J. Botzman, president of Misericordia University, and Christopher L. Borton, chair of the board of trustees, collaborated in November to present the webinar, “The Board as Fiduciary: What Board Members and Presidents Need to Know,” for the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. The webinar, moderated by Susan Whealler […]

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Dallas Days Old-Fashioned Tree Lighting draws a crowd

DALLAS TWP. — A crowd of over 300 people counted down to the lighting of a 30-foot Concolor Fir tree at the Dallas Days Old-Fashioned Tree Lighting Dec. 9 at the site of the former Dallas Township School, off Church Street. The towering tree’s bright LED lights flicked on after Santa touched it. Attendees burst […]

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Harveys Lake Borough receives grant funding to eradicate hydrilla

HARVEYS LAKE — A recently acquired $2 million grant will further eradicate hydrilla from Harveys Lake, Michell’e Boice, a Harveys Lake Borough member said Tuesday. Hydrilla, an aggressive growing aquatic plant, took root in the lake in 2014 and quickly infected 250 acres of the 600-acre lake in three years, said Fred Lubnow, the director […]

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Dallas Elementary School held annual Holiday Shoppe

DALLAS TWP. — Eight-year-old Sophia Davidson and her friend Payton Quinn took advantage of the Dallas Elementary School’s Holiday Shoppe held Dec. 8 and 9. The annual Parent Teacher Organization-sponsored event gives students the opportunity to purchase gifts for family members while parents shop a variety of local vendors and crafters. Children and their families […]

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Bob Dolbear celebrates 102nd birthday

DALLAS TWP. —Bob Dolbear, the founder of the “Old Shoe” football game between Dallas and Lake-Lehman school districts celebrated his 102nd birthday on Thursday, Dec. 7. A resident at The Village at Greenbriar in Dallas Township, Dolbear celebrated with friends and family. Dolbear grew up in Plains Township and attended Plain High School. He graduated […]

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KINGSTON TWP. — Austin Alder recently earned his Eagle Scout award. Alder built new blue bird boxes to replace aging boxes at Frances Slocum State Park. His two older brothers, Devin and Trevor, previously completed Eagle Scout projects for the park. The brothers are members of Troop 165 at The Church of Jesus Christ of […]

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New books added to Back Mountain Memorial Library collection

DALLAS — The following new books have been added to the shelves at the Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road: November 2017 EXPRESS “Every Breath You Take” by Mary Higgins Clark “The House of Unexpected Sisters” by Alexander McCall Smith “The Noel Diary” by Richard Paul Evans “Typhoon Fury” by Clive Cussler “The Girl […]

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Misericordia University and Luzerne County Community College offer new academic programs

DALLAS TWP. — Luzerne County Community College and Misericordia University will offer three new bachelor’s degree programs in the health sciences for adult learners and traditional students for the spring semester. The Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree with a specialization in exercise science offers students a pathway to enter an exciting field that […]

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Dallas Days Christmas Home Decoration Contest highlights

DALLAS — A few weeks ago, Dallas Days Bicentennial member Brenda Pugh put out a request to all Dallas Township and Dallas Borough residents to “light up Dallas” for the Dallas Days Christmas Home Decoration Contest. Many residents heard her call and put their holiday creativity to the test. Participants could decorate their homes and […]

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