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MU presentationThe Misericordia University Department of Physician Assistant Studies and Campus Ministry, in conjunction with the 90th anniversary celebration of Misericordia University, is co-sponsoring the presentation, “The World Needs Mercy: Can You Respond,’’ by Karen Schneider, RSM, M.D., assistant professor of pediatric emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins University, at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 23 in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library. The program is free to the public.Dr. Schneider will discuss how children in need around the world need the assistance of others.For more information, call 570-674-6400.Car andtruck show

 

STRANGE BUT TRUE

By Samantha Weaver* It was German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche who made the following sage observation: “We have art to save ourselves from the truth.”* If you live in Waukegan, Illinois, you might be surprised to learn that your property tax is 12 times higher than it would be if you lived in Honolulu.* If you can’t remember the word you want to use, you’re suffering from lethologica. But you probably won’t remember that when ...

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MOMENTS IN TIME

The History Channel* On Sept. 10, 1813, in the first unqualified defeat of a British naval squadron in history, U.S. naval commander Oliver Hazard Perry leads a fleet of nine American ships to victory over a squadron of six British warships. After the battle, Perry sent a famous dispatch to U.S. Gen. William Henry Harrison that read, “We have met the enemy, and they are ours.”* On Sept. 11, 1857, Mormon guerillas, stoked by a deep resentment ...

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“Why do we celebrate Labor Day?”

“A day when you get paid extra.”Isaih ParkerWilkes-Barre“A day to rest because we work hard.”Jamie TimlinShavertown“Give a break to people who work hard.”Lance McGraneKingston“Oh, it’s probably one of those patriotic holidays.”Althea CiganDallas“Honor people who work.”Alyssa Pritchard...

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ONLY YESTERDAY

20 Years Ago - 1994The Northeastern PA Regional Dance team “Kaleidoscope” recently performed at the Shavertown Firemen’s Bazaar. Dancers are: Ashley Leonard, Miranda Jannuzzi, Alycia Askew, Jennifer Roman, Leandra Barnes, Phillip Belusko, Joanne Lesh, Janina Lesh, Jennifer Hawk, Carrie Goldworthy, Candace Huber, Luann Kemzura, Michelle Masteller and Meagan Lloyd.The second annual Cougars Basketball School for Girls at College Misericord...

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SPORTS BRIEFS

Cage tourneyThe Rock Rec Center will hold its second annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Saturday, Sept. 6. The tournament is open to girls and boys in fourth through 12th grades.Cost is $100 per team and each team is guaranteed to play at least three games.For more information, call the Rock Rec Center at 570-696-2769.Rotary ClubGolf ClassicThe 31st Annual Dallas Rotary Clu...

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YOUR SPACE

Dallas Post photographer Bill Tarutis went outside one night, seeking a flower silhouette against a colorful sky and came upon this Queen Anne’s lace in a local field.

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CIVIC BRIEFS

Support group meetsThe Dallas Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4 in the board room of the Meadows Nursing and Rehab Center, 4 E. Center Hill Road, Dallas.Academy beginsThe Music Box Playhouse is accepting applications for the Music Box Theatre Academy workshop. Sessions begin Sept. 10 for students ages 11 to 21. A staff under the leadership of Dana Feigenblatt will conduct sessions in act...

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PEOPLE BRIEFS

MU studentsreceive pinsMisericordia University nursing students from the Back Mountain who received their pins during a pinning ceremony in Lemmond Theater t Walsh Hall included Kathleen Marie Carter, Hunlock Creek; Nathan Thomas Shelhamer, Benton; Brittni Ayn Williamson, Sweet Valley; and Shawn Marie Wright, Tunkhannock.The ceremony recognized those students who completed the Part-Time Accelerated Evening Bachelor of Science ...

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CHURCH BRIEFS

Family movie nightA free family movie night will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. today, Aug. 31 at Sweet Valley Church of Christ, 5439 Main Road, Sweet Valley.The movie, “God is Not Dead” will be shown and there will be food, fun and games. Participants should bring lawn chairs and blankets.For more information, call 570-477-2320.Clothes ClosetThe Clothes Closet at River of Life Fellowship Ministries...

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Meet Gypsy Rose

Gypsy Rose is a 12-week-old kitten who had a very rough start. She was found with a terrible eye infection, causing her to lose vision in her left eye. She was also found with the tip of her tail missing. But these injuries do not stop her from enjoying life. She is full of energy, personality, love and will cuddle all day long. Gypsy would be the perfect kitten for any family. Are you ready to give her a new beginning?You can visit Gypsy Rose and her friends atB...

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SENIOR CENTER MENU

Active Adult Centers sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming Counties offer hot noon meals Monday through Friday to people 60 years of age or older. For participants age 60+ a $2.00 meal donation is gratefully accepted. The monies are needed in order to expand this program.The following is the menu for the week of Sept. 1MONDAY: Centers closed for Labor Day holidayTUESDAY: Oven fried chicken, red potatoes...

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Penn State fans welcome season from afar

HANOVER TWP. — Bloody Marys, mimosas, craft beers and coffee chased breakfast Saturday morning in one Liberty Hills home.No, Ali Majikes didn’t fall off the wagon.She’s simply a Penn State football die hard who tailgated the Nittany Lions’ Dublin, Ireland, game against the University of Central Florida vicariously from her parents’ living room. And their kitchen. And their sunroom.“I have it under control,” Majikes, 25...

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INSTANT REACTION: Eugene Lewis helps Penn State stun UCF on final play

Penn State’s opener couldn’t have had more drama. And we’re not talking about volcanoes.Sam Ficken booted a 36-yard field goal with no time left to give the Nittany Lions a heart-pounding 26-24 win over UCF in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland.“I don’t know what the flight regulations are,” said emotional coach James Franklin after the game. “But we’re going to be partying all the way back to the United States.̶...

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In Brief

WILKES-BARRE: The American Red Cross Donor Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd., will be accepting blood and platelet donations from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Labor Day, Sept. 1.All presenting donors on Labor Day will receive a Red Cross mason jar tumbler. Platelet donors will receive a $5 McDonald’s gift card from Sept. 1-3.All blood types are needed. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required. Individuals...

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Sakelaridos family hosts annual reunion

The 36th annual family reunion of the family of the late Michael and Helen Sakelaridos, Wilkes-Barre, was held on Sunday, July 27, at the pavilion at White Haven Poconos. In attendance were 30 of their descendants, comprising four generations. Heading the organization for this year’s events were Sharon and Alex Bartos, Newton, and Gene Pappas, Dallas.Guests enjoyed swimming and children enjoyed the playground on the beach at the lake. The day was spent eating many traditional...

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Births

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical CenterFrace, Savannah and Dustin Swantek, West Wyoming, a daughter, Aug. 1.Smith, Amy and Vincent Sean Lammey Sr., Kingston, a son, Aug. 1.Jones, Beckie and Bryan Cunningham, Lock Haven, a son, Aug. 2.Scalfer, Linzi and James McCabe, Warrior Run, a daughter, Aug. 3....

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The Charneys

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Charney, Forty Fort, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 29, 2014. They were united in marriage on Aug. 29, 1964, in the former Our Lady of Sorrows Church, West Eighth Street, West Wyoming, by the Rev. Stanley Kolucki.Their attendants were maid of honor Donna Begliomini Brenner, sister of the bride, and Janet Zupa, niece of the groom. Junior bridesmaids were the late Debra Kroski, sister of the bride, and Karen Francisco, niece of the groom. Be...

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