UNICO to Sponsor Designer Purse BINGO

Keystone Purse Purchases _1Dunmore’s Keystone UNICO is sponsoring a designer purse bingo on Sunday, Nov. 19, from noon to 4 p.m.,  with proceeds going to local scholarships and charities.  The event will be held at Eagle McClure Hose Company, Old Forge, with tickets at $20. Keystone UNICO is a 501c3 not for profit organization and is also the second largest UNICO National chapter in the United States.

There will be 20 designer purses, namely Michael Kors, Coach, Kate Spade, Dooney and Bourke, and Patricia Nash.  There will also be four special bingo prizes as well as a basket raffle.  Refreshments and baked goods will be available for purchase.

Tickets can be purchased from all Keystone Chapter Members or call Michele McDade at 570-343-7009 or Lenore Latarewicz at 570-878-4900.

Pictured are committee members with Macy’s representatives, in front from left: Marcia Fuller, Macy’s sales associate; Sylvia Tagert, Mary DePalma, Mary Ann Coviello and Toni DiVizio.  

Standing: Cathy Bianchi, Val Riggi, cochair Michele McDade; Ivar Iversen, Macy’s sales manager; cochair Lenore Latarewicz, Dot Mariani and Nancy Malone.

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Calendar of Events: October 2017

craftCraft Sale and Cafe:

Local crafters and vendors will gather at the Dunmore Presbyterian Church on Saturday October 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a craft and cafe sale.

Door prizes will also be available.

Half of the money raised at the event will benefit those down south who were affected by the recent hurricanes.

Free Concerts at Marywood:

Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will offer free performances on campus during the months of October and November.

On Sunday, Oct.22, . at 4 p.m., Marywood University will hold its faculty recital in the Marian Chapel, in the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life, on the University’s campus. This is a special opportunity to hear members of the music, theatre, and dance department perform a variety of works from the classical repertoire.

The Northeastern Youth Wind Ensemble will perform its fall concert on Sunday, Oct, 29, at 4 p.m., in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. Sponsored by Marywood University, Conn-Selmer, Inc., and American Youth Ensembles, the Northeastern Youth Wind Ensemble will present a free concert. Many of Pennsylvania’s top high school musicians will perform engaging works for concert band under the direction of Marywood University’s director of bands, F. David Romines, D.M.A.

marywoodMarywood University’s Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony will perform a free fall concert on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m., in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, on the main stage. The band program at Marywood presents their two major ensembles performing works from the classic band repertoire and works by proven contemporary composers. A special tribute is planned for recently deceased American composer, David Maslanka.

For additional information about the performances, please visit the music, theatre, and dance department at Marywood University online at www.marywood.edu/mtd/index.html, or call (570) 348-6268.

Depression Screenings at Marywood:

Marywood University’s Psychological Services Center (PSC) will offer free and confidential depression screenings as part of National Depression Screening Day on Thursday, Oct. 5,  from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Psychological Services Center, located in the McGowan Center for Professional Studies. No appointment is necessary, and the screenings are free and open to the public.

Held annually during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October, National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) raises awareness and screens people for depression and related mood and anxiety disorders. The screenings are anonymous and confidential, and no commitment is necessary.

Treatment options for depression will be offered. Please contact the Psychological Services Center with questions, at (570) 348-6269, or visit the Center’s web page, at www.marywood.edu/psc.

Town Hall Meeting with Rep. Haggerty:

Representative Kevin Haggerty will host a Town Hall meeting with the Pennsylvania Tax Coalition on Oct. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dunmore Community Center, 1414 Monroe Ave. The discussion will focus on the elimination of school property taxes and House Bill 76. Haggerty notes that the passage of this bill would bring $550 million new dollars to

our school districts in PA and it would ignite an economy in Pennsylvania that is currently ranks last throughout the United States for job growth.

equinesComedy Show to Benefit Equines for Freedom:

Equines For Freedom will host a comedy show on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Scranton Cultural Center featuring comedians are Keith Alberstadt and Emma Willmann.

Proceeds of this event will help fund Equines For Freedom’s free program for veterans.  EFF provides a non-riding equine therapy program for military service members dealing with complex trauma including post-traumatic stress.  

Doors will open at 7 p.m. with the show beginning at 8.   After the show, there will be a comedian meet-and -greet available to VIP ticket holders.  Cost is $25 for general admission and $40 VIP priority seating. Tickets are available online at EquinesForFreedom.org,  ScrantonCulturalCenter.org and Ticketmaster.com.

2017 Faculty Gallery Show at Marywood:

The 2017 Marywood Faculty Biennial exhibition will be held at Mahady Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts, from Oct. 7 to Nov. 19.  This multimedia exhibition of current work by Marywood University’s Department of Visual Arts faculty showcases a diverse range of styles, mediums, and techniques of more than 30 artists/educators. Opening reception is Oct. 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. A gallery talk will be presented on Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

LCLogoFUTURE1New Programs at Lackawanna College:

Beginning in Fall 2018, students at Lackawanna College can select from four new majors being offered by various departments across the College. Each of the new programs has been created in response to growing job markets and the needs of current and prospective students. Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting, Professional Studies, and Restaurant and Foodservice Management, and Associate degrees in Baking and Pastry have all been added to the College’s offerings. The College is also now offering online degrees, allowing students to complete their education in less than two years.For additional information, visit www.lackawanna.edu or contact the Admissions Office at (570) 961-7898.

Make-A-Wish Volunteers Needed:

Make-A-Wish is currently looking for new volunteers in Lackawanna County. To become a wish volunteer, individuals must be at least 21 years of age, pass a criminal background check and attend a training session this fall. For more information about how to become a volunteer, please contact Regional Wish Assistant Amy Konetski at 570.341.9474 or akonetski@pawv.wish.org.

Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia is a non-profit organization that grants wishes to children, aged 2 1⁄2 to 18, with life-threatening medical conditions. Currently, the local chapter is one of the most active in the country, having fulfilled more than 17,500 wishes. For more information, please call Make-A-Wish at (800) 676-9474 or visit its Web site at greaterpawv.wish.org.

Senior Expo hosted by Rep. Haggerty:

expoState Rep. Kevin Haggerty, D-Lackawanna, will host a Senior Fair on Friday, Oct. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Dunmore High School, 300 W. Warren St.

The event will feature nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies and others offering information and services geared toward older adults.

Vendors and senior service providers interested in participating in the expo may contact Haggerty’s office at (570) 342-2710.

The 112th District includes Archbald/Eynon, Blakely/Peckville, Dunmore, Jessup, Olyphant, Throop and Scranton.

Brass Festival at Marywood:

Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will present “Octuba Brass Festival,” on Sunday Oct. 8. Free performances, workshops, and rehearsals will take place from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., which will be followed by a free concert at 1:30 p.m., Room 104, in the Sette La Verghetta Center for Performing Arts.

For additional information about the “Octuba Brass Festival,” please contact Michael Parker, lecturer in the music department at Marywood University, at (410) 499-0175, or email mfparker@maryu.marywood.edu.

 

Little Sisters of the Poor to Host Annual Roast Beef Dinner

Little Sisters - Roast Beef Photo

The Little Sisters of the Poor will have their annual autumn roast beef dinner from 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, in the auditorium of Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., located adjacent to Marywood University. All proceeds will be used to update electronic management systems to provide continuous and integrated quality care for the residents of Holy Family Residence.

The dinner, which will be catered courtesy of Stirna’s Restaurant, includes roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots, rolls and butter, assorted pies and beverages. Takeouts will be available too. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 10 and younger. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (570) 343-4065, online at www.littlesistersofthepoorscranton.org or at the residence. They also will be available at the door.

In addition to the dinner, there will be a bake sale which will include the Sisters’ famous homemade scones and an assortment of other baked goods. There also will be raffles for gift baskets and gift certificates for area restaurants and businesses as well as a 50/50 raffle.

The Little Sisters also have numerous dinner sponsorship packages available which are great advertising vehicles for businesses as well as a way to honor or remember a loved one.

For advance ticket purchases and sponsorship information, please contact Mrs. Jackie Galvin, M.S., director of development and communications, at (570) 343-4065 ext. 3144 or scdevelopment@littlesistersofthepoor.org.

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Committee members planning a roast beef dinner to benefit the Little Sisters of the Poor on Oct. 15 include, seated from left: Theresa Durkin, Mother Theresa Louisa, l.s.p., and Cathy Lavelle.

Standing: Janet Skibinski, Carole Paswinski, Karen Caruso, development assistant; Nancy Wilson, Joyce Tressler, MaryCarol Kanton, and Jackie Galvin, director of development and communications.

Also serving on the committee are Charlie Butler, Marlene Deily, Faith Foley, Cathy Gavin, Pete Kanton, Ann Kwak, Patrick O’Malley, head chef and kitchen supervisor; Anne Ruddy, Mary Sheils, Mary Jane Sheridan, David Tressle, Lisa Blaker, director of activities and volunteer coordinator, and Sister Marie Therese, l.s.p.

Calendar of Events: September 2017

“Dunmore Shoots vs. Dunmore Ladders”

The Dunmore Fire Department is challenging the Dunmore Police Department to a charity Softball Tournament on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 4:30 p.m. at Sherwood Park. Entitled the first annual Hot Shots Tournament, “Dunmore Shoots vs. Dunmore Ladders,”the two dunmoredepartments are going to raise money for charities by selling T-Shirts, basket raffles,50/50 drawings and pass the cap. All proceeds will be donated to Dunmore youth organizations.

Sponsors from local businesses and residents are being sought for baskets and donations. For any additional questions or information, call 570-840-1896.

Grief Workshop

We recognize that learning how to live without your loved one is difficult. How do you cope? Will you ever feel normal again?

vnaVNA Hospice, located at 301 Delaware Avenue in Olyphant, is holding workshops in September and October to help those who are grieving. The classes will answer all of your questions and offer ways to help you continue your life productively, even when it’s a “tough day.”

Feel free to bring family and friends. If you have any questions or if you would like to confirm your attendance, please call (570)383-5180.

DHS Class Reunion

Dunmore High School, Class of 1957, will celebrate a 60th anniversary reunion on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 4 to 9 p.m. at La Buona Vita, Reilly Street, Dunmore.

knightsKnights of Columbus Meeting

Knights of Columbus, Dunmore Council 3635, will hold their next regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m,. at St. Rocco’s Church Hall, 122 Kurtz St, Dunmore. All members are encouraged to attend. The agenda includes the annual Halloween party for children and  football sweeps tickets.

 

Medicare Outreach Program

State Rep. Kevin Haggerty, (D) Lackawanna, has announced a new Medicare outreach program will be available every third Monday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at his district office, located at 1414 Monroe Avenue in Dunmore.

Haggerty said an APPRISE representative from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging will help constituents with questions about Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans, Medigap plans, Medicare drug plans, PACE/PACENET prescription-drug coverage and various low-income assistance programs, such as the Medicare Savings Program and Extra Help.

The Lackawanna County representative is asking constituents to please call his office to make an appointment at 570-342-2710. The local APPRISE program is sponsored by the Voluntary Action Center and is funded by the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging.

laohLadies Ancient Order of Hibernians Casino Trip:

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians will hold a bus trip to the Sands Casino & Outlets in Bethlehem on Saturday, Sept 30.  The bus will depart from St. Patrick’s Church, Jackson Street, West Scranton, at 10 a.m. and returns for home at 5 p.m.  The cost of the trip is $25 with a $20 slot rebate and $5 food voucher.  There are outlet shops to explore as well as the city of Bethlehem.  All proceeds benefit St. Patrick’s Food Pantry, St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen and various local charities.  Contact Maureen at 570-558-5263 or Michele at 570-343-7009.  Payment is due by Sept. 10.  Make checks payable to LAOH-DIV. 5 and mail to Michele McDade, 102 Ridgeview Drive, Scranton, 18504.

Cancer Survivors Day

Steven J. Scheinman, M.D., has been named chair for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s 25th Annual Cancer Survivors Day- Honoring, Remembering, Sharing. Cancer Survivors Day is a dual-location event set for Saturday, Sept. 23, at McDade Park in Scranton and Saturday, Sept. 30 at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre from 10am – noon and is free of charge although pre-registration is encouraged.

cancerThe events feature the Circle of Survivors, an activity during which every person in attendance has the opportunity to say a few words about their experience with cancer. Conversation and light refreshments provide an additional opportunity for connection and support. Cancer survivors, their families and friends, as well as caregivers and healthcare professionals are invited to attend.

For more information, go to www.cancernepa.org or call the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute at (570) 941-7984.

SS. Cyril and Methodius Rummage Sale

The seventh Annual Fund Raiser Rummage Sale for SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, will be held on Sept. 22, 23, and 24 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m and Sunday until 2 p.m.  Free parking is available across from the school and the Parish Parking lot at 207 River St., Olyphant.

For more info. call 570-489-2271 or 646-241-9443. A raffle will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24, with items donated from local merchants, businesses and new items.  Food will be served starting at 8:30 in the morning.

Property Tax Meeting

State Rep. Kevin Haggerty, D-Lackawanna, will host a property tax elimination Town Hall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7 at his Olyphant Satellite Office, 530 E. Park St. Haggerty explained that since an Aug. 2 meeting in Scranton, his office has received daily phone calls from property owners who weren’t able to attend that meeting but want more information. For more information about the free Town Hall meeting, contact Haggerty’s office at (570) 342-2710.

marywoodPacers Club’s Surf & Turf Dinner

Marywood University’s athletics club, the Pacers Club, will host a Surf and Turf Dinner on Monday, Sept. 25, from 6-9 p.m., at Morganz Pub and Eatery, 315 Green Ridge St., Scranton, Pa. The cost of the dinner is $85. Proceeds from the event will assist with the cost of student-athletes’ equipment and their events and programs.

The Pacers Club Surf and Turf Dinner will also serve as an opportunity to welcome Marywood University’s newest executive officers, Susan Turell, Ph.D., provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, and Tammy McHale, vice president of business affairs and treasurer.

For additional information, please contact Eric Grundman, assistant director of athletics and recreation and head men’s and women’s golf coach, at grundman@marywood.edu, or call (570) 348-6211, ext. 2516.

“A Streetcar Named Desire” at Marywood University

Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will present its fall production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams’ classic American Drama, on Friday, Oct. 6, and Saturday, Oct.7. The performances will begin at 7:30 p.m., each day in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors; and $5 for students.

This year is the 70th anniversary of Tennessee Williams’ classic, A Streetcar Named Desire. The play will be performed by a talented ensemble of Marywood students and members of the community. The American Drama tells the story of the tragic heroine Blanche Dubois, who is searching for kindness and beauty in post-World War II New Orleans, colliding with Stanley Kowalski, her ruthless, brutish brother-in-law, while her reality crumbles around her.

For additional information about Marywood University’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire, or to reserve tickets in advance, please visit www.marywood.edu/tickets, or call (570) 348-6211, ext. 6097.

remembrance walkCommunity Arts Show

Dunmore Activity Hub’s Community Arts Show will be held on  Oct 6 and 7. Show and activities will take place at 1414 Monroe Ave # B, Scranton.  For further information call: (570) 207-2662.

Senior Fair Hosted by Rep. Haggerty

State Rep. Kevin Haggerty, D-Lackawanna, will host a Senior Fair on Friday, Oct. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Dunmore High School, 300 W. Warren St.

The event will feature nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies and others offering information and services geared toward older adults. Vendors and senior service providers interested in participating in the expo may contact Haggerty’s office at (570) 342-2710.

The 112th District includes Archbald/Eynon, Blakely/Peckville, Dunmore, Jessup, Olyphant, Throop and Scranton.

Strength Training and Nutrition Classes

Penn State Extension, in collaboration with The University of Scranton, will be offering strength training and nutrition classes to help men and women improve their muscle strength and bone density. The “Growing Stronger” 12-week strength training program is designed for adults 40 and older. Two classes are being offered.  One is on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at West Side Active Older Adult Community Center, 1004 Jackson St., Scranton, beginning Sept. 6.  The other one is on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1 pm to          2 p.m. at Abington Senior Center, 1151 Winola Road, South Abington Township, beginning Sept. 7. The cost is $115.  

For questions or to register, please call Penn State Extension in Lackawanna County at 570-963-6842 or go online.  Space is limited and registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

LRCA_LogoA orgLackawanna River Conservation Association’s 30th anniversary

The 30th Anniversary celebration of the Lackawanna River Conservation Association will include over 30 events and activities conducted during September and October at various locations throughout the Lackawanna Watershed. There will be large public events and smaller educational activities with schools, senior centers and community groups and LRCA members.     

The Anniversary celebration series will include a major kickoff event, a free cocktail party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday evening, Sept. 7 at the Carbondale Grand Hotel.

The Celebration will conclude with a Community Recognition Awards Dinner and Gala to be held in the Ballroom of the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple  The Dinner /Gala will begin with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday evening, Oct. 5. That is the anniversary of the actual date in 1987 when the LRCA filed its articles of incorporation.  In mid-September, the LRCA will announce the names of several individuals and organizations that will be recognized with awards at the dinner.

American Sign Language Classes

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children is offering various levels of classes for those wishing to learn or continue learning American Sign Language.

Level I, II and III classes are offered on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m., from September 20 to October 25. Cost is $65.00 per person.

If interested in registering, go online or contact Hannah Thebarge by phone at (570)585-1000 or by email at hthebarge@thescrantonschool.org.