DHS Crimson Company to Present Aquatic Disney Classic

Little MermaidDunmore High School Crimson Company will present Disney’s The Little Mermaid for two weekends in March at the High School Auditorium. Tickets will be $12 for adults; $10 for students/seniors, and $5 for children under five.

Performances will be on March 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 and 24 with curtain at 7 p.m. each evening and a matinee performance on Sunday, March 18, at 1 p.m.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated Disney film. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.


Leading up to this year’s spring musical, the Crimson Company will host a “Princess and Pirate Tea Under the Sea.”

princesThis fundraiser, which will benefit the Crimson Company and its future endeavors, will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 24th in the Dunmore High School Cafeteria.

All young pirates, princes and princesses from surrounding kingdoms are invited for a morning filled with fun activities, games and prizes. Dressing up as your favorite prince, princess or storybook character is encouraged!

Rich Banick will also be on hand to take professional photos of the children with Ariel, Prince Eric and some of your other favorite Disney characters!

Admission is $10.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Advanced reservations can be made by sending at email to mcgurld@gmail.com



Marywood Students Donate Books to McAuley Center


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Students in Marywood University’s organizational behavior class recently held a book drive for the Catherine McAuley Center, Scranton, which provides assistance to women and children in crisis.

An assignment for the class was to read a work of fiction, either a children’s or adult book, and to write a paper relating organizational behavior concepts to the book. The students then chose to donate their books once they completed the assignment, and they also collected additional books from family members and friends.

More than 200 books were collected and donated to the Catherine McAuley Center, which is a safe haven for homeless women and children. As a lifeline for those in need, the McAuley Center remains a vital resource for the greater community. Since its inception in 1984, the McAuley Center has grown dramatically, while its commitment to caring for homeless women and children remains as strong as ever.

For additional information about Marywood University’s School of Business and Global Innovation, please visit www.marywood.edu/business or call (570) 348-6274.


A student from Dunmore was among those in Marywood University’s organizational behavior class which recently held a book drive for the Catherine McAuley Center, Scranton, which provides assistance to women and children in crisis.

Seated from left are: Sara Pabon, Sarah Corbo, Alexandra Pavuk, Dimitri Thompson, Joni Host, and Amy Washo, instructor in the school of Business and Global Innovation at Marywood University.

Standing, same order: Brandon Sodani-Cardenas, Chandler Krause, Craig Serfass, Nicholas Grossi, Pasquale Mandarano, a junior from Dunmore; Craig Kalinoski,Nicholas Humphreys, and Shane Flannelly.

Code Blue Alert in Lackawanna County in Effect Through Monday

1_QG0KaoD7rK357jl7Jc0UlABased on current cold weather information, the Lackawanna County Commissioners are declaring a “Code Blue” frigid weather alert.

Utilizing forecasts from the National Weather Service at Binghamton, NY, and in consultation with the Lackawanna County Emergency Management Agency, a “Code Blue” will be declared for Lackawanna County, effective immediately,  and ending at noon on Monday, January 8.   

A “Code Blue” alert is issued when the forecasted temperature in Lackawanna County (including wind chills) is expected to reach 20 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. If necessary, based on weather conditions, an extension of the alert may be issued.  

The goal of this notification is to: make people aware of the extremely cold conditions; provide information related to health and wellness in the cold weather; and publicize the locations of emergency homeless shelters that are operated by area social service agencies.  

During a “Code Blue” alert, homeless individuals can access an emergency shelter at the following locations:

–        St. Anthony’s Haven, 409 Olive Street, Scranton (hours: 7:30 p.m. to 8 a.m.)

–        Community Intervention Center, 445 North 6th Avenue, Scranton (hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Information on personal health and safety during freezing weather can be found on the Lackawanna County homepage by visiting www.lackawannacounty.org and clicking on the “Code Blue Alert” icon on the right side of the screen. Alerts will also be posted on the County’s social media outlets for the duration of the advisory period.  


John Mitchell Day Ceremony


The John Mitchell Day Ceremony and Man of the Year was held this year at the Cathedral Cemetery.

Mitchell was the great labor leader who fought for an eight-hour work day, minimum wage, and safety standards in the mines.  The AOH Hook O’Malley Division 4 has been celebrating John Mitchell Day for the past 13 years.  Keith Oleski, AOH member, was awarded Man of the Year for his past dedication to the Union and his community.

Shown from left are:  James Barrett, historian;  Joe Walsh, state director;  Colleen Gerrity,  James Connor, treasurer;  James Sweeney,  Patrick O’Malley, president;  Vincent O’Malley,  Keith Oleski, John Mitchell Man of the Year and Marshall;  Mary Lou Oleski,  Judge Thomas Munley,  Jay Sheckman, Joe Hosie, PA AOH president;  Gene Widdick,  John Trauma, Columbus Day Association;  Katie Hosie,  Sarah Walsh, and  Nora Connor.