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By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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  Our Founding Fathers not only dedicated themselves, their lives and their fortunes to forming this great Republic, they left us instructions. When you read some of their personal writings, it makes you wonder if they saw the possibility of the days we live in now. Thomas Jefferson said: "The wa...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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    May 7, 1945 started early for General George S Patton with a 4am call from General Omar Bradley.  The Germans had just surrendered. Miles away Col. Alois Podhajsky an Austrian, was looking for a way to guarantee the safety of the riding school and the horses he supervised as the Third Reich c...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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  Beginning February 1, 2011 you will be required not only show ID but provide a fingerprint to buy ammo for handguns in California.  Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 962 into law on October 11, 2009. AB 962 requires purchasers to show bonafied ID to ammunition vendors in order to purchase handg...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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    The Lipizzan is the aristocrat, the royalty the light and the nimble dancer and the aerialist of the equestrian world.       His distant ancestors from the Orient bore Ghengis Khan out of the wastes of Asia to conquer much of the then-known world. The fleet Arabic strain in the Lipizzaners pa...

By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
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December 3 thru 31 the Electric City Trolley Station & Museum, 300 Cliff Street in nearby Scranton. There are over fifty Christmas trees decorated for the holidays by various local groups and organizations. This Benefiting Toys for Tots, the display will remain open through the holidays during mu...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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Newsweek has always competed with Time Magazine for market share.  Both magazines offer political articles as well as timely national and international issues.  Rag Mags and tabloids constantly battle for distribution and readership.  The concept is that sleaze sells.  The more outrageous the cla...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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The feud between Patrick Kennedy and the Catholic Church has escalated to the point that Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin has publicly notified Kennedy not to receive Communion because of his stand on abortion.Their dispute began in October when Kennedy criticized the nation's Catholic bishops...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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  NOVEMBER 22, 2009  The 46th Anniversary Of The Death Of An American President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the youngest man elected to the office of President.  Much has been written both pro and con about him, his politics and his life.   John F Kennedy was one of the most galvanizing men to ac...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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When Sarah Palin showed up for her book signing at Border's in Indiana over 2,000 people were in line.  Borders had given wrist bands to waiting fans anxious to meet the Governor and have her sign their book. At 9pm, at the end of the event about 400 people were left standing in line.  Borders ha...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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    In part one of this series a Secret Society operating covertly in our country was suggested.  The components of this society included Military, Industrial, Financial and Political interests.  Whether you refer to it as the Cartel, Secret Society, Secret Team, Secret Club or Shadow Government ...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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    Many of us will never forget where we were 1pm November 22, 1963.  The President of the United States - John Fitzgerald Kennedy was brutally gunned down in broad daylight by assassin's bullets in Dallas, Texas.           This year marks the 46th anniversary of one of the darkest days in Ameri...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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This article caught my attention today.  A seven point buck spies a rival in the yard of Mike and Carol Brye's home in Viroqua, Wis. During mating season bucks will defend their territory against rival bucks.  In the back yard the anxious buck spies a 640 lb concrete elk.  Off he goes to charge a...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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    President Obama certainly has enough on his plate these days - no doubt.   He is busy saving the nation from itself and saving the world from us.  One would think he could find a micro minute between flights to sign a pardon. Late black heavyweight champion Jack Johnson was sent to prison nea...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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                         GET DEBT OFF YOUR BACK !                                  When It's Raining ~            The Ideas Are Pouring                 On Active Rain           Whether  you are a potential home buyer, a renter or you already own your home debt is a burden you can live without. La...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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MARKET UPDATE BY SCHOOL DISTRICT AUGUST 1, 2009 - AUGUST 31, 2009 SCRANTON CITY Units Sold              24 Aver Sales Price                    $93,783 Median Sales Price                    $91,005 Aver Days On Market                  85   Information provided by Scranton Board of Realtors and de...

By Todd Jones
(Weichert Realtors - Hibble & Associates)
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This blog should be read by all renters out there. What do you pay in rent per month? YOUR ANSWER HERE For that price there is a good chance you could be building equity instead of paying the mortgage of someone else. Sure there are responsibilities that come with home ownership. Also, I understa...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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A MESSAGE FROM YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS! SIT DOWN !    SHUT UP !   AND HANG ON !   Last night I read a post authored by Tony Toto.  'General Welfare' and it's Meaning in The U.S. Constitution My mouth dropped when I read it. At first I did not grasp what he was saying and then it hit me.  I urge y...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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FIDELITY DEPOSIT AND DISCOUNT BANK   Recently contributed $15,000.00 towards a new Autism Center in Scranton, Pa.   FIDELITY BANK donated the funds towards the building a state-of-the-art center. The center will be run by Friendship House.  Autism has been diagnosed more frequently in recent year...

By Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin
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IT'S ABOUT TIME THE NEEDS OF OUR DISABLED CHILDREN GOT SOME ATTENTION.   This recent Scranton-Times article announces a long needed addition to one of the most popular public parks located in Lackawanna County Pa. Lackawanna County commissioners announced earlier this month a huge playground is u...

By Karen Rice, Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales
(Davis R. Chant, REALTORS)
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Scranton PA:  Woman Gets Arrested for Cursing at Her Toilet & Wins a $19,000 Settlement It’s been a while since I wrote a Wild Card Wednesday blog. Unfortunately, today is Thursday, but this blog fits the category so well, I’m going to put it in there anyway. I prefer to stay on the subject of r...

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