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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    Maintaining a Log Cabin Exterior

    The Pennsylvania Outdoor Life Cabin is 20 years old.   The logs needed to be cleaned and re-stained.  Also, animals had done some exterior damage.  Dave Hoffman of Log Building Maintenance and Restoration restores the exterior back to new.

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    Adorable Easter Treats

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    Add New Life to Old Furniture

    Jackie Lewandoski visits Blessings by Design in Muncy, where they add new life to old furniture all with a special type of paint.

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    An Easter Basket for Your Door

    We drop by Inspired Designs By Keith Phelps in Mifflinburg and create a lovely “Easter Basket” for a door or buffet table.

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    2016 Philadelphia Flower Show: Explore America Part 1

    The Philadelphia Flower Show celebrates 100 years of our National Parks. Paul Epsom will take you through the Big Timber Lodge entrance way into the show with all its floral displays and animals. Jackie visits the Redwoods at  Redwoods (Inspired by Redwood National and State Parks) and the great displays in The Tulip Library.

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    2016 Philadelphia Flower Show: Explore America Part 2

    Home and Backyard visits the 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show.  This years theme is a tribute to America’s National Parks. Mike Stevens goes off the  main road to show us some train layouts that take us for a nice ride. Paul Epsom shows off two of the major areas starting withYellowstone – After the Fire and then going to The People’s Promenade that has the Liberty Bell as its main exhibit.

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    2016 Philadelphia Flower Show: Explore America Part 3

    Explore America during the 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show, and celebrate 10 years of our National Parks. Jackie Lewandoski will take us on a visit to Pele’s Garden in Hawaii, Wander Inn to the Valley (Inspired by Valley Green of the Wissahickon), and Acadia Park in Maine. Paul Epsom steps back in time to look through the lens of Ansel Adams in  Ansel Adams and the National Parks.

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    Philadelphia Flower Show: Explore America Part 4

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    New York Botanical Garden 2

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    Lenora’s Cookies

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