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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
  • Vonz Chicken Cordon Bleu

    Vonz Restaurant is located in the Historic Tamaqua Railroad.  The menu is a delicious eclectic mix with a southern twist created fresh by Chef and owner Yvonne Sidella.  She creates her signature Chicken Cordon Bleu. Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe 1- c buttermilk ¼ c white wine 1 – c all-purpose flour 2- tsp smoked paprika 2- tsp garlic powder 2-tsp onion powder ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp white pepper 1 – slice smoked ham 1 – slice Swiss cheese 3 […]

  • Summer of Love in a Retro RV

    Catch up with Brad and Amy Herzog, who have been travelling in RV’s and writing about their experience for years.  This year they are in a vintage style RV for their “summer of love.”f

  • Making Yard Work Easy

    Dave Broadt of TPC Power Center demonstration the new garden tools and machines that will make your life easier.

  • State Park Summers: Campfire Cooking

    Jackie Lewandoski checks in with the Clarks Summit Boy Scouts in Lackawanna State Park to learn how to campfire cook with a Dutch Oven. Dutch Oven Recipes: Chicken Pot Pie • Meat from one rotisserie chicken, or four chicken breasts or 3 large cans of white chicken • 2 bags of frozen stew vegetables or fresh vegetables of your choosing. • 1 can of cream of chicken soup plus 1 can of water • 1 can of corn and liquid • 1 can/tube […]

  • State Park Summers: Geocaching

    Join Jackie Lewandoski as she meets up with a group of NEPA Geocachers looking for “hidden treasures” in Francis Slocum State Park.

  • A “Cool” Fourth of July Center Piece

    Keith Phelps takes an old cooler and creates an amazing container garden that will be the highlight of your 4th of July gathering.  

  • Buck Hill Falls

    Visit Buck Hill Falls, a lovely community in the pristine Pocono Mountains.   They also offer fantastic amenities year round.

  • Almond Lavender Cake

    Visit Hope Hill Lavender Farm in Pottsville, where owners Wendy and Troy Jochems operate their small-scale lavender farm that produces high quality lavender products.  Wendy bakes a sumptuous Almond Lavender Cake. Lavender Festival is June 21, 2014 from 11am-4pm! Call 570-640-4498. Hope Hill Lavender Farm LLC 2375 Panther Valley Road Pottsville, PA 17901   Almond Lavender Cake Prep:  20 Min.  Bake: 55 minute + cooling 2 cups sugar, divided ½ cup slivered almonds 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon lavender flowers, divided […]

  • Summer Planters at Edwards Garden Center

    The experts at Edwards Garden Center plant colorful containers for your patio or deck.

  • It’s Not Your Ordinary Father’s Day Tie

    It’s the perfect gift for dad.  Keith Phelps creates a tie that you water not wear.  

  • Strawberry Picking Season is Here!

    Visit Rohrbach’s Farm Market Bakery and Gift Shop where you can pick juicy sweet strawberries right from the plant.  Find out the proper way to plant and harvest strawberries.  Join them for their annual Strawberry Festival, June 21st, 11am – 6pm.

  • Strawberry Bread Recipe

    Strawberry Bread is an easy delicious way to use your fresh picked berries.  Denise Bosworth of Rhorbach’s Farm Market Bakery and Gift Shop bakes this delicious dessert.  Join them for their annual Strawberry Festival June 21, from 11am to 6pm.


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