Crimson Company to host “Comic-Con, Jr. Brunch!”

Grab your cape and super powers and join the Dunmore High School Crimson Company for the Comic-Con, Jr. Brunch! It’s set for 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in the Dunmore High School Cafeteria.

You’re encouraged to come dressed up as your favorite comic strip or comic book superhero character. Lots of comic book and Superhero characters will be there to greet you. There will be plenty of fun activities planned for both boys and girls! There will be a story corner, make your own comic strip, coloring and sticker activities, face painting, goodie bags, crafts, games and basket raffles.

crimson-company-annie-posterThe idea for this comic-themed brunch was inspired by the Crimson Company’s upcoming production of “Annie the Musical.” The musical, with music by Charles Strouse, took home a slew of awards at the 1977 Tony Awards, including “Best Musical.” It’s based on the 1920’s comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” by Harold Gray.

The cast of “Annie” will also be on hand for meet and greets at the brunch. Mr. Rich Banick will there to take professional photographs, and, of course, delicious super-hero worthy refreshments will also be provided.  

Admission is $10.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the brunch, and all proceeds will help fund future Crimson Company productions and endeavors.

For more information, feel free to email brian62358@yahoo.com or find the Crimson Company on Facebook.

The Dunmore High School Crimson Company will present “Annie the Musical” on March 30, 31 and April 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8 at the DHS Auditorium. The curtain will rise each night at 7 p.m.

 

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Dunmorean Robert Bistran Achieves Honor of Eagle Scout

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Robert Bistran, a senior at Dunmore High School, officially earned the rank of Eagle Scout during a ceremony on January 15 at the Dunmore Presbyterian Church.

For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Robert constructed a seating area at St. Michael’s Byzantine Cemetery on the Oneill Highway. A member of Dunmore Troop 66, Robert has proudly been a part of the Boy Scouts of America for seven years.

Athlete of the Month: Abby Anderson

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Holy Cross High School star guard-forward Abby Anderson has been leading the league in scoring all season, but she expects an even stronger finish for her and the Lady Crusaders.

Daughter of John and Jamie Anderson, the senior stalwart is averaging more than 20 points per game and has scored over 1,300 points in her four-year varsity basketball career at Holy Cross.

The Lady Crusaders are 11-2 at press time.

“I think we can mesh together as a team even better going forward,” she said. “We can play as a team better.”

Abby has made big shots all season for the Lady Crusaders.

She has learned a lot from Holy Cross veteran basketball coach Barry Fitzgerald. “He teaches me to be a leader, especially in a close situation,” Abby said.

She has also learned a lot from her parents.

“My parents taught me discipline. And that applies to everything.”

Abby talked about what it takes to be successful in high school basketball. “Time management is very important,” she said. “Of course, you need to be very disciplined. You need the right balance across the board.”

The scholar-athlete has an impressive 3.65 academic average. Her best subject is Math. Abby is a member of the Student Council, National Honor Society and is the starting center fielder on the softball team.

She was All State as a freshman and All League as a junior for softball.

She was All Regional and All League as a junior for basketball.

For her strong academic and athletic efforts, Abby received a scholarship to Saint Francis College in Brooklyn, NY where she will play basketball next year.

She will major in Math.

“I may want to become a Math teacher,” she said. “I want to do well in my field and hopefully get a good position. As for basketball. I hope to help my team make it into a few NCAA tournaments. I am looking forward to playing basketball in college.”

Abby said she likes listening to music and would like to see Taylor Swift in concert.

She has enjoyed her four years at Holy Cross immensely. “It is fantastic. I love it.”

Abby looks forward to finishing her high school basketball career on a very high note.

And it’s a sure bet the name Abby Anderson will be heard often as she chases her star in the college ranks.

Artist of the Month: Joyce Harrington

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Joyce David Harrington is shown with her featured painting, “Chickadee’s Quest.” She was inspired when she was watching chickadees eating sunflower seeds from a bird feeder.

Joyce Davis Harrington of Dunmore is February’s Artist of the Month at the Dunmore Activity Hub. Joyce began painting several years ago and has participating in the Dunmore painting group for about four years.

“Previously, I was into fabric design by sewing patchwork quilts,” Joyce explains. “I participated in hand quilting for 10 years with ladies at Christ the King Church in Dunmore.”

The retired teacher/counselor’s background includes 14 years of teaching, with 21 years as an elementary school counselor in Scranton School District.

Her featured painting, “Chickadee’s Quest,” was inspired by watching chickadees eating sunflower seeds at a bird feeder. “They are such sweet birds,” Joyce says.

Joyce gets most of her ideas by browsing through painting magazines, and from photography and art books.

“Everyone else is an oil painter except me,” she confides. “My medium is watercolor. I enjoyed several classes I took in watercolor batik at Abington Art Studio.” She also paints with watercolorists at Abington Senior Center.

“My philosophy for painting is learning from mistakes and building your experience,” she points out. “Attitude is everything! Be prepared for many paintings to fall by the wayside. We are all learning along the way, and it’s so much fun!”

She finds painting a great group experience, and credits Dunmore’s instructor Jill Swersie as being “outstanding and inspirational. Her dedication to her students and to her daily oil painting is unparalled.”

Asked about the Dunmore Activity Hub, Joyce said, “Our close-knit, supportive painting group is fortunate to meet in our beautiful facility here in Dunmore.

NOTE: For more information, visit the Dunmore Senior Center online.