The Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center celebrates Valentine’s Day

DALLAS TWP. — The Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center celebrated Valentine’s Day in grand style. In the weeks leading up to the event, staff, residents families and visitors alike were able to vote for who would be King and Queen for the day. The voting was close and the winners celebrated during the afternoon program. […]

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MU physical therapy students to visit with Meadows Nursing & Rehab residents

DALLAS TWP. — Physical therapy students from Misericordia University are visiting with residents at Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for their first integrated clinical experience. This first-hand work allows the students to begin working on their basic skills, communication, professionalism and allows them real life examples to discuss during class. The residents at the Meadows […]

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Back Mountain Memorial Library to display Verve Vertu art

DALLAS — Creations by various artists from the Verve Vertu art studio will be on display at the Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, throughout March. The Verve Vertu, located at 24 Main St. in Dallas, has been in existence for 12 years and has been located in Dallas for the past five. It […]

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Shavertown’s Shailee Desai wins Wyoming Seminary Oratorial Contest

KINGSTON – Shailee Desai, a Wyoming Seminary freshman from Shavertown, won the school’s 2018 Oratorical Contest held recently on the Upper School campus. In her speech, Desai described the outcome of the O.J. Simpson murder trial as an example of how many people tend to rely on their personal judgments and outside influences, rather than […]

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Fly fishing books on display at Back Mountain Memorial Library

DALLAS — Gary Smith, of Plains, will showcase his fly fishing book collection at the Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, throughout the month of March. Smith has been collecting books on fly fishing for about 50 years. He bought his first Henry van Dyke authored book for $5 at a secondhand shop and […]

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James Reino named Volunteer of the Year by Back Mountain Chamber

DALLAS — The Back Mountain Chamber recently held its fourth annual Mardi Gras Awards Dinner at Apple Tree Terrace in Dallas. The event was attended by over 100 members and guests. Jim Reino of UGI Energy Services received the Volunteer of the Year Award for his dedication and service in helping to fulfill the community […]

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Dallas basketball teams in same Tuesday doubleheader

The Dallas basketball teams get to open the District 2 tournament together in a doubleheader Tuesday night at Pittston Area. District 2 announced the pairings, schedule, sites and times for its boys and girls basketball tournaments on its website Sunday night. The announcement revealed that Dallas will play Wyoming Area in Class 4A girls at […]

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Luzerne County notebook: 9 county collective bargaining agreements up in 2018

It’s a big year for Luzerne County government union negotiations. Nine of the county’s 10 collective bargaining agreements have expired or will lapse on Dec. 31. A negotiating session will be held next week on two of the expired contracts with the AFSCME residual and court-related unions, said county Administrative Services Division Head David Parsnik. […]

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Another Luzerne County commercial assessment reduction granted

Another big-ticket assessment reduction has been granted to a Luzerne County industrial property, this time for the Insteel Wire Products plant in Hazle Township. County officials have been pushing for resolution of outstanding assessment challenges, particularly with larger commercial sites, to minimize the hit to government finances. Refunds date to the year challenges were filed, […]

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Luzerne County awards contract for new signs

Luzerne County is spending $112,800 on signs designed to make it easier for the public to identify and navigate buildings, records show. County Manager C. David Pedri initiated the project last year, telling county council help is warranted for people visiting county offices. Pedri said he often heard visitors confused about office locations when he […]

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