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Greek Crisis Hits Home in Lackawanna County

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DICKSON CITY — While the crisis in Greece is having an economic impact around the world, it is very personal for Greek-Americans in our area. Lackawanna County alone is estimated to have several thousand people who have roots in Greece, and the crisis means they are watching their relatives overseas struggle. It may look like […]

Inspired by the Women’s World Cup Victory

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OLD FORGE — After The U.S. women’s soccer team big win in the World Cup on Sunday night, we talked with some young soccer players in Lackawanna County who see the American women as an inspiration. At Monday morning soccer condition drills at Old Forge High School, there are 20 on the team. Five are […]

Fire Department Adopts Honor Tree

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DICKSON CITY — A Lackawanna County Fire Department adopted an honor tree that made its way to Pennsylvania in an unconventional way. Dickson City Fire Department adopted an oak tree that came from a tree just outside the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York City. Last year, an acorn fell and hit the […]

Drive-In Theater Debuts New Screen

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DICKSON CITY — A drive-in theater that’s been a landmark in Lackawanna County for more than 50 years had a big night Saturday night. The Circle Drive-In in Dickson City debuts its new second screen this weekend. The current owner is 95-years-old and has had the Circle since the 1960’s. He told Newswatch 16 that […]

New Memorial Dedicated in Lackawanna County

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DALTON — A new memorial to remember those who fought for our freedom was dedicated Saturday in Lackawanna County. People in Dalton have spent the last two years raising money for the memorial that sits on Main Street between the fire company and the post office. The money was used to restore the plaque from […]

Rain Moves Yoga on the Roof Event Indoors

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SCRANTON — The wet weather changed some plans for people in Scranton Saturday morning. The “Yoga on the Roof” event that was supposed to take place on top of the parking garage on Adams Avenue had to be moved to a covered part of the garage. The annual event raises money for the Northeastern Pennsylvania […]

Braving the Rain to Celebrate the 4th

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MEHOOPANY TOWNSHIP– Rain or shine, every year since 1948, folks in Mehoopany have held a get-together to celebrate Independence Day. This time, they got the rain. But despite the downpours, firemen barbequed chickens, kids played games and a local church sold tacos. Fire company trustee Bill Henning said, “We are committed, everything is ordered, it […]

Scranton Hosts Annual Fourth Of July Scrantastic Spectacular

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SCRANTON — One of the largest Fourth of July events in the area was held Friday evening in the Electric City. The Fourth Annual Scrantastic Spectacular drew more than 10,000 folks to Courthouse Square. Patriotic tunes blasted across the crowd of thousands gathered on Courthouse Square, electrifying the Electric City on this Fourth of July […]

Ambulance Service Pushing Ten Digits Instead of Three

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LACKAWANNA COUNTY — When you need an ambulance, you call 911. It’s a lesson we are taught from about kindergarten on. But, an ambulance service that operates in Lackawanna and Wayne and surrounding counties has its own number you can call, and it is spreading the word through billboards. The billboards cropping up in Lackawanna […]

Power to Save: ‘Made in Scranton’ Solar Power

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MADISON TOWNSHIP — So far, this summer has been a little lacking in sunlight, but still, one man’s new addition to his backyard in Lackawanna County is doing well. When you meet Joe Dickey, two things are clear: he’s proud of his home near Moscow, and he cares a lot about the environment. There’s a […]