News Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media ‘Adoption Rocks’ at church-sponsored awareness event SHAVERTOWN — In honor of National Adoption Month, the Back Mountain Harvest Assembly Church hosted “Adoption Rocks,” an adoption awareness event, on Nov. 16. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:22:09 EST Arrest made in Avoca robbery AVOCA — Michael McDonough, 46 of White Haven, faces charges in connection to a bank robbery in Avoca Friday afternoon.McDonough was charged with four counts of robbery as well as terroristic threats. He is expected to be arraigned later today. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:31:13 EST Girl Scouts learn about finances WILKES-BARRE — Girl Scouts gathered at Best Western Genetti Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday for the Change it Up! program that teaches how to budget, spend, give and save money.The event, a walk-through, life-sized board game, presented sound financial concepts in a colorful and interactive way. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:11:06 EST Craft fair raises money for Lake-Lehman band program LEHMAN TWP. — With the holiday season ahead, several hundred shoppers visited the Lake-Lehman Junior/Senior High School for the 27th annual Band Craft Show on Saturday. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:27:06 EST State Report: Safety problems on decline in Luzerne County Schools Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technology Center reported both the highest number and highest frequency of student offenses among Luzerne County's public schools last year, with one incident for every 14 students, according to annual School Safety Reports for 2013-14. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:08:10 EST Harveys Lake councilman said he made ‘error in judgment’ after DUI arrest in hometown HARVEYS LAKE — Councilman Thomas Kehler said he “made an error in judgment” when he decided to drive after drinking alcohol earlier this month, even though it was his third DUI arrest in 24 years. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:07:09 EST SENIOR CITIZEN NEWS: Cosmopolitan Seniors to meet Tuesday, Nov. 25 EXETER - Cosmopolitan Seniors, a Project HEAD club, will meet on at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25 in St. Anthony's Center. Hostesses are Aggie Abromavage, Marie Cheskiewicz, Rosemary Golenski, Ron Gosart, and Helen Zarychta. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:27:08 EST WEST PITTSTON NEWS: Leaf pickups until Dec. 16 WEST PITTSTON — Leaf pick up will run through Dec. 16. Leaves are to be raked and placed next to curb for leaf vacuum pick up. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:39:07 EST PITTSTON NEWS: St. John the Evangelist 1965 class reunion PITTSTON — St. John the Evangelist Class of 1965 will hold a reunion meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8 at Tony's Wine Cellar in Pittston. We have started a Facebook page St. John the Evangelist Class of 1965. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:32:05 EST PITTSTON NEWS: Thanksgiving garbage collection changes PITTSTON — The Pittston City Streets and Sanitation Department will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 27. Garbage normally collected on Thursday will be collected on Friday, Nov. 28 and garbage normally collected on Friday will be collected on Monday, Dec. 1. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:31:09 EST PITTSTON NEWS: Tax payments due Nov. 24 PITTSTON — Pittston tax collector Jean Mudlock has announced the rebate period for payment of the 2014 school tax bills expired on Sept. 22. All payments are now due at face amount until Nov. 24. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:28:24 EST PITTSTON TWP NEWS: Recreation board Christmas party Dec. 14 PITTSTON TWP. — Pittston Township Recreation Board Christmas Party will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14 at St Joseph Marello Parish Center, 237 William St. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:27:10 EST PITTSTON TWP NEWS: Ambulance Association memberships being mailed PITTSTON TWP. — Pittston Township Ambulance Association will soon mail 2015 memberships to residents. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:21:07 EST DURYEA NEWS: Thanksgiving service to be held Nov. 25 DURYEA — The Duryea Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at Brick United Methodist Church 935 Foote Ave., Duryea. Guest Homilist will be Rev. Alex Scott Becker, Pastor of Langcilff Presbyterian Church, Avoca. Those attending are asked to bring non-perishable food items which will be donated to the food... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:00:06 EST DUPONT NEWS: V.F.W. meeting Dec. 1 DUPONT — The Dupont V.F.W. Post No. 4909 will hold a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1 at the post home. Commander Mark Roney will preside. The Home Association meeting will follow. Food and refreshments will be served. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:16:15 EST