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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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  • Seafood Paella at Camelot Restaurant

    Camelot Restaurant and Inn in Clarks Summit has a casual yet elegant vibe and offers fantastic fare  carefully prepared with fresh ingredients.  Chef Matt creates an amazing Seafood Paella that you just won’t want to share.        The Camelot’s Seafood Paella  (serves one)  Ingredients: 1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil ¼  cup julienned peppers (red bell) ¼  cup julienned red onion 1 tsp minced garlic 2 large scallops (u10) 2-3 large shrimp (u13) 4 little neck clams 4 mussels ¼ cup […]

  • Dunmore Candy Kitchen

    Dunmore Candy Kitchen has been making candies since 1904!   They’ve recently opened a second location to keep up with the demand for their delicacies.  We see how the make some of their delicious chocolates.

  • A Visit to Sasha’s Canine Bakery

    Most dog owners won’t deny that their canines are “family” members.  Many pooches are pampered with anything from designer duds to fancy beds.  We found a bakery in Pottsville that makes an array of special treats for dogs such as:  cupcakes, cookies and cannoli.   We visited Sasha’s Canine Bakery and baked a batch of dog treats that will have your pup begging for more.

  • T & L Pierogies

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  • Holiday Foods and Cocktails

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  • Decorative Ribbon Snowman

    Jackie Lewandoski checks in with Keen’s Floral Outlet in Scranton, where Wendy creates the most adorable snowman door hanging for the winter season.  

  • Christmas Cakes

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  • A Cape May Christmas: A Fresh Holiday Wreath

    Paul and Jackie join a class at the Cape Winds Florist shop to make a festive holiday wreath with fresh greens.

  • A Cape May Christmas: Holiday House Tour

    Take a special tour of several of the outstanding inns on the Cape May Holiday House Tour.   It’s like being transported to a village under a Christmas Tree.  These homes are  decked out for the season.  Visit John Wesley Inn and Carriage House, the Mission Inn,  The Southern Mansion,  The Albert Stevens Inn,  and The Emlen Physick Estate.

  • A Cape May Christmas: Blue Rose Inn and Restaurant Recipes

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  • Making a German Feather Tree

    Keith Phelps celebrates the season by showing us how to create an authentic German Feather Tree.   Get inspired by some beautiful themed trees for the holidays.  Plus, get a peek at his latest creation and design for his Buyers Choice  Carols of Christmas line. German Feather Tree: Stamm House 347 Chestnut Street Mifflinburg, PA 570-966-4522

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