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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
  • 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.  

  • 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 […]


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