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.

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
  • Winter Weather Gardening

    Paul has many tips for your winter gardening.  Paul shows you what to do to protect your young trees in the winter months. If you are looking for long life battery care for your electric garden tools, Paul has the perfect solutions.

  • Trimming an Elegant Tree with Mattern’s

    Mattern’s Floral and Gift in Kingston not only offers beautiful fresh flowers for every event and location, but they also offer lovely and festive holiday decor.  They show us how to decorate an elegant tree in beautiful mixed metallics.

  • Puff Pastry Salmon By Bistro on Hudson

    Jackie visits Bistro on Hudson in Plains. The chef prepared a delicious perfectly prepared salmon in a Puff Pastry.  Locally owned and operated, Bistro on Hudson brings a menu  full of  mouth-watering dishes. From steaks and lobster to pasta and fish, all are cooked to perfection. They also offer a casual menu with hamburgers, cheese steaks, and buffalo wings, sure to please.

  • Christmas in Jim Thorpe: Somersault Letterpress

    Jackie Lewandoski stops in Somersault Letterpress where owners Amy and Mitch create the amazing unique cards, invitations, ephemera, notecards and stationery for the holidays or any day.

  • Ceramic Christmas Trees!

    Remember that ceramic lighted Christmas tree your mother or grandmother had in her house?  They are super popular right now.  If you don’t have grandma’s tree,  Deena’s Ceramics has the next best thing.    She and her staff makes these holiday trees with the original molds used back in the day!  You can purchase trees that Deena has made or you can make one yourself.   Jackie travels to Kulpmont to learn how they are made.  

  • German Springerle Cookies by Gable House Bakery

    German Springerle cookies are not only delicious but beautiful to look at with their intricate designs pressed into the dough.    Gable House Bakery  in Miffinburg is one of the few bake shops who make these unique Christmas treats. Springerle Cookies 6 eggs 6 cups 2 lbs.  powdered sugar sifted 1 stick unsalted (soft) butter 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. anise flavoring 1/2 tsp.  lemon zest 2 lbs. cake flour Combine in mixer roll out press […]

  • Holiday Gifts Ideas From Greystone Gardens

    Whether or not you are a gardener, Greystone Gardens has unique gift ideas for you.  Paul shares some of his top holiday items for the gift giving season!

  • Mason Jar Snowman Light

    Tis the season for adorable snowmen!  We visited Gatherings at Muncy Creek Barn Works where we not only were able to check out her collection of hand-made seasonal decor,  but create a cozy little snow man by using a mason jar and a sock!  Too cute!

  • Pan Seared Scallops by AV

    AV restaurant in Scranton is a special fine dining experience.  Paul Epsom stopped by to see how they prepare their Pan Seared Scallop dish.  He also gives you a peek at some of their other delicious menu items.

  • Beach Lake Bakery Blueberry Pie

    Jackie travels to Beach Lake Bakery, a family owned bake shop featuring pies, pastries and artisanal breads.   They prepared one of their fabulous blueberry pies.

  • Dried Flower Arrangements Straight From Your Yard

    Dried flowers, berries and vines make for beautiful fall arrangements.  Paul Epsom invites his assistant Susan to show you many ways to keep those garden remnants in your home all winter.

  • Chicken Florentine by The Mess Hall

    We are celebrating Veteran’s Day!  Jackie visits the Mess Hall restaurant in Daleville.  It is an Armed Forces themed restaurant whose owner is all about honoring and serving those who serve and have served.  They prepared their signature chicken Florentine.

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