Shavertown Volunteer Fire Company’s Shop Small Business Saturday event was a hit

KINGSTON TWP. — Whether you were shopping for a friend, family or pet, the Shavertown Volunteer Fire Company’s ‘Shop Small Business Saturday’ event had something for everyone. The fire company building was converted into a marketplace on Nov. 25, featuring the talents of area artists and businesses. Merchandise ranged from custom-made jewelry, a selection of […]

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Komensky’s Market in Dallas will offer full-service meat department

DALLAS — Komensky’s Market is about to offer a new service in the Back Mountain. In February or March, the locally owned market will offer a full-service meat department featuring fresh cuts of meats and deli items, owner Brenda Sepelyak said. The new offerings were initially planned when Komensky’s Market opened a storefront off Main […]

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Best of the Back Mountain honors over 100 area businesses

KINGSTON TWP. — The first time former Gary Michak won the Best Attorney of the Back Mountain, he took his children to the Dallas Postaward ceremony, Courtney Michak said. Michak’s wife Courtney and his paralegal Lauran Hall accepted a special memorial tribute in his name at the annual Best of the Back Mountain event held […]

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Chamber Notes: Fall is great time to join Back Mountain Chamber

As we say goodbye to summer, we also say hello to the coolness of fall which brings with it the beauty of the changing landscape. For some of us, the fall is a time to fondly remember the warm days of summer and turn our attention back to the tasks at hand. If you are […]

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Cook’s Variety Store owners announce retirement plans

LEHMAN TWP. — Pictures of NASCAR driver Jimmy Spencer hang on the wall of Cook’s Variety Store, next to photographs of local hunters and their trophies, local Cub Scouts, Lake-Lehman School District cheerleaders and other school sports teams. The photos were acquired over the 44 years Ken and Charlene Cook owned and operated the corner […]

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Hoss’ Garden Hut will close this September

DALLAS TWP. — Behind Jeff Hosle’s contagious smile lurks a sad decision he shares with each customer — come September he will close Hoss’ Garden Hut permanently. When customer Audrey Yagalla heard the news, she was disappointed. “It is a shame that they are closing,” Yagalla said. “Just terrible. It is the Mom and Pop […]

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Chamber Notes: Check out the Back Mountain Library Farmers Market

Once July 4 passes, the pace of summer seems to pick up speed in a race towards fall. It hasn’t helped that we have had so much rain, but together with the hot days in between, it has been good for my garden. The local produce has been great. If you haven’t already done so, […]

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Trucksville resident Lynn Yasenchak reviving interest in peanut brittle by creating different flavors

KINGSTON TWP. — It only took one suggestion from a lady at the Hometown Farmers Market in June to open a door of possibilities for peanut brittle maker Lynn Yasenchak. “This woman came up – she would buy a bag every Wednesday, and she said, ‘I just have to tell you, I love your peanut […]

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Spokesperson: Irish pub coming to Mohegan Sun Pocono

PLAINS TWP. — Another dining option is coming to Mohegan Sun Pocono in early August, a casino spokesman said Thursday. The yet-to-be-named Irish pub and eatery will be located near the main entrance and feature “weekend entertainment, authentic Irish fare, premium beverages and unique Celtic décor,” spokesman Cody Chapman said. More details will be available […]

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Volvo goes electric, phasing out cars powered solely by gas

HELSINKI (AP) — Volvo says it will only build electric and hybrid vehicles starting in 2019, making it the first major automaker to abandon cars and SUVs powered solely by the internal combustion engine. CEO Hakan Samuelsson said the move was dictated by customer demand. It means that in two years, all new Volvo vehicles […]

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