Back Mountain Civic Briefs: All-you-can-eat breakfast at Kunkle Social Hall

World Down Syndrome Day fundraiser planned DALLAS — Quinn Crispell will hold a World Down Syndrome Day fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 18 at Wendy’s. An eighth-grade student at Wyoming Valley West Middle School, Crispell will also participate in the National Down Syndrome Society’s 3.21 Run on World Down Syndrome Day, Wednesday, […]

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Dallas Middle School takes third place in Northeast Regional Science Olympiad

LEHMAN TWP. — Jacob Speicher and Shelby Pocono dug right into the forensic evidence of a mock crime to find the thief’s identity at the 2018 Northeast Regional Science Olympiad at Penn State Wilkes-Barre March 9. Speicher and Pocono, both Dallas School District students, were part of an Olympiad team which competed against nearly 40 […]

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Lehman-Jackson Elementary offers ‘flexible seating’ to students

LEHMAN TWP. — Lehman-Jackson fourth-grade students were prevented from entering their classrooms first thing Monday morning. The hold up was not due to an emergency — but a surprise. The students were delayed in the hallway, outside of three fourth-grade classrooms, by their teachers. Once everyone arrived, the classroom doors were opened to reveal that […]

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Local author to speak on Hurricane Agnes at the Luzerne County Historical Society

DALLAS — One pot of soup is the only possession Bryan Glahn’s parental grandparents fled Kingston with before the Susquehanna River flooded the Wyoming Valley in June 1972. The family stories combined with research at the Luzerne County Historical Society are woven together in the Dallas resident’s newest book titled “Hurricane Agnes in the Wyoming […]

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Misericordia’s Speaker Series presents ‘San Antonio Rose B-17 and the Fate of its Crew’

DALLAS — The Friends of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library Luncheon Speaker Series at Misericordia University will present “San Antonio Rose B-17 and the Fate of its Crew,” from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 8 at Apple Tree Terrace of Newberry Estates. Marion Decker McCormick and Paula McCormick will make the presentation […]

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Penn State Wilkes-Barre announces summer camps

LEHMAN TWP. — Penn State Wilkes-Barre will offer 30 enrichment and five sports camps this summer for children in first through 12th grades. New camps this year include Lil’ Lionettes PSU Dance Team, Video Game Creation, Creative Leadership, The Seeds of Leadership, Boys’ Basketball, and many more. This year, camps will run from June 25 […]

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Back Mountain Memorial Library announces upcoming events

DALLAS — The following events are scheduled for the Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road: The Traveling Trunk Show from Eckley Miners’ Village has been re-scheduled for 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. The Color Therapy group will meet as usual at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 23. No registration is required; just stop […]

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Misericordia University to host an Open House on April 28

DALLAS TWP. — Misericordia University will hold an Open House for high school students and their parents from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. The schedule includes a tour of the 124-acre campus tours, a faculty session and lunch and meetings with representatives of student services, athletics and financial aid. The university […]

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Misericordia University to host Human Trafficking Simulation March 15

DALLAS TWP. — The Misericordia University Campus Ministry will host a human trafficking simulation in support of victims and survivors of human trafficking from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15. The free event will be held in rooms 218-219 in the Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall at Misericordia University, 301 Lake St. Participants will […]

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Only Yesterday: Daniel Mahoney lost tips of two fingers in shop class in 1958

20 YEARS AGO — 1998 Nancy Dukes and Toby, her standard poodle “therapy dog,” paid a visit to Trucksville Nursery School recently. She has three poodles that are used in Pet Assisted Therapy at hospitals and nursing homes in the region. Students Meghan Bloom, Sergey Galkina, Bobby Graham and Max Cook got a close look […]

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