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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.


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    Summer Salads and More at Breaker Brewing Company

    Jackie Lewandoski joins chef Tony Grahm in the kitchen Breaker Brewing Company in Wilkes-Barre, where he prepares summer salads and a sample of the brewery’s delicious fare.

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    Jerry’s For All Seasons: Using a Foot to Plant?

    Join Jackie Lewandoski  at Jerry’s for all Seasons to make a gorgeous, lush, container garden using a quirky giant foot planter.

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    Herb Garden in One Planter

    We visit Inspired Designs by Keith Phelps in Mifflinburg where he creates a mini herb garden all in one planter.

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    Sawhorse Cafe: Farm Fresh Omelet

    Jackie Lewandoski visits Williamsport for a delicious recipe for a farm fresh omelet from the Sawhorse Cafe. Omelet w/Cheese Curd, Bacon, Heirloom Tomato, Arugula, and Basil    served with Fried Red Bliss potatoes and toast 2 Large eggs 1 Tbs Half and Half 2 oz fresh cheese curds 2 slices smoky bacon, cooked but not too crispy 3 Small (cherry) Heirloom tomatoes, diced small handful fresh arugula, roughly chopped 3-4 leaves fresh basil, roughly chopped salt and pepper butter 2 med/small(b […]

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    Patio Paradise Prizes

    Home and Backyard’s Patio Paradise Contest begins. We visit Jerry’s For All Seasons to take a look at the prizes. Prize Number 1 ‘Ridgecrest by Woodard’ 5-piece Deep Seating Outdoor Set; complete with a love seat, 2 swivel rockers, a gas fire pit table, and an 11-foot cantilever umbrella. Prize Number 2 ‘Telescope’ 9-piece Dining Set; complete with a 42″x84″ table, 6 high back chairs, one 9-foot umbrella, and 1 umbrella base. Click here to enter the contest.

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    Mifflinburg Garden Tour

    Jackie gets a preview of the Mifflinburg Garden Tour.

  • Top of the 80’s: Citrus Shrimp and Scallop Skewers

    Grilling season is here!  Join chef Mertz at the Top of the 80’s in Hazleton, and learn how to prepare Citrus Shrimp and Scallop Skewers with a Pomegranate and Pineapple Salsa.on the grill. 3  large scallops 3 large shrimp Marinade 1/2 orange and zest 1/2 lemon and zest 1/2 lime and zest 1 sprig fresh rosemary pinch salt and pepper 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil Mix marinade, place seafood in for 10 minutes.  Spray the grill with cooking oil, place […]

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    Cheese Making at Calkins Creamery

    Calkins Creamery in Honesdale offers  fabulous artisanal cheeses freshly made right on the farm.   The fresh milk is literally pumped from the milking barn right to the creamery.  We meet owner and cheese-maker Emily Montgomery to see how the cheese is made and to sample some of her creations.

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    Laura’s Lemon Meringue Pie

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    Frogtown Chophouse:

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    Father’s Day Nuts and Bolts Planter

    Kieith Phelps of Inspired Designs in Mifflinburg creates the perfect father’s day gift with nuts and bolts that he’ll never have to fix with a wrench.

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    Garden Tour 4: Kathy’s Multi-Tiered Gorgeous Garden

    The  final garden we visit on the tour is that of Kathy Boyle.  The front is blanketed in vibrant purple iris.  It is multi-tiered with many interesting features like shade gardens and a garden featuring re-purposed items.  Kathy is the coordinator of the tour for 2016.  For more information on the tour click on the following link:  Monroe County Historical Association Garden Tour.

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