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Jacqueline Lewandoski was born and raised in northeast Pennsylvania. Her family resided in Duryea where she attended grade school with her brother. Jackie graduated from Seton Catholic High School in Pittston, and went to King s College in Wilkes-Barre where she earned a B.S. in Communications. She later a received a Master s Degree in Human Resources from the University of Scranton.

Jackie began her career in broadcasting working as a Master Control Operator at WVIA-TV in Plains. Shortly after, she was hired at WNEP-TV as a weekend camera operator. Then she took a position in the promotion department and became the Promotion Manager in 1989.

Jackie began working on the WNEP s Home and Backyard program in 1994. She and her husband David came up with the idea for the show. Jackie resigned from her Promotion Manager position in 2002 and currently works as an on air host for local programming at the station.

She enjoys gardening, reading, decorating and spending time with her family and friends. Jackie resides in Lackawanna County with her husband and son.


Recent Articles
  • Chicken Tacos with Roasted Corn Salsa

    Chef Justin Midriff of Ard’s Farm, Restaurant and Market prepares delicious Chicken Tacos with Roasted Corn Salsa with several of the fresh vegetables and herbs harvested from the garden we planted with Keith Phelps. CHICKEN TACOS WITH ROASTED CORN SALSA 2-3 fresh banana peppers (remove seeds) 2 ears of bi-color sweet corn 2-3 tomatoes quartered and de-seeded 2 tablespoons Red Italian Style Vinegar 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar 1 small white onion salt and pepper to taste teaspoon fresh thyme teaspoon fresh basil 2 […]

  • Shrubs That Are Trees

    There are several shrubs that can be used as trees and add so much to the look of your yard.  Paul Espom of Greystone Gardens shows us how to train, care for, and the best ways to incorporate them into your landscape

  • Steamtown Railfest 2014

    Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton is celebrating Railfest 2014.  Park Ranger Bill Clark gives us a preview of the exciting events.

  • Thirteen Olives plus One Salad Equals Delicious

    Jackie Lewandoski visits with Chef Gene Litz of Thirteen Olives, to taste quality olive oils and to learn how to make a special salad. Thirteen Olives Summer Salad Serves 6 to 8 5 oz. Organic Baby Lettuce, Nesclun Greens 1 of each: orange, pear, 12 strawberries or seasonal fruits 1/2 cup walnut, lightly toasted 1/4 lb. Aged Manchego cheese, or substitute. 6 tblsp. Thirteen Olives Blood Orange Olive Oil 6 tblsp.  Thirteen Olives Blackberry Ginger Balsamic 6 tblsp.  Thirteen Olives Pear White […]

  • Back to School 30 Minute Meal

    Popular blogger, Christina Hitchcock of It is a Keeper, introduces her new e-book, Dinner 411 by sharing a recipe for Tex-Mex Oven Fried Pork Chops for the busy back to school routine. See below for recipe. Tex-Mex Oven Fried Pork Chops Ingredients: 3 pounds boneless pork chops, thin cut Salt and pepper 1 large egg 1/8 cup milk 3 cups corn flakes, crushed 2 teaspoons taco seasoning (Christina’s mix) 2 tablespoons butter, melted Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with […]

  • A New Bath by Re-bath Northeast

    Visit Re-bath Northeast to see how your old bathroom can be completely redone without taking weeks!

  • Collecting Cookie Jars

    A Dushore woman just can’t satisfy her sweet tooth for collecting.  Meet Shanda, who has an incredible collection of cookie jars.  Shanda also makes her favorite Hershey’s Chocolate Chip Cookies.   Hershey’s Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies ( found on the back of Hershey’s Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips) 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 […]

  • Power Outage? No Problem with a Generator

    When the power goes out in a storm, see how a generator can “light up” your life.  Friedman Electric has your generator solutions.

  • Honesdale: Patisserie Du Jour

    It’s like stepping into a European cafe’.  Jackie Lewandoski visits   Patisserie Du Jour.  Chef Branko creates a mouth-watering Long Island Duck dish. Recipe: 2 – 8 oz.  Long Island Duck Breasts de-boned. 1 cup mixed berries- blueberry, blackberry, raspberry 2 tblsp.  butter 2 tblsp. sugar 1/2 cup burgundy red wine 2 oz. cognac (your choice) 1 lime 1/2 cup carmelized Vidalia onions (sautéed in 2 tbsp. of olive oil) for 4 minutes. Method: Pan sear duck on each side for […]

  • Explore Honesdale: The Gentle Arts

    Visit Jan Bellhorn at The Gentle Arts and learn how to felt a lovely decorative bird’s nest.

  • Keeping Your Pool looking Fresh and Clean

    The folks from Olympic Pools show us ways to keep your pool looking great all season long.

  • Bringing the outdoors…indoors!

    We take a tour through one home that brings the outdoors- indoors! Furniture is from Van Gorders’ Furniture.  

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