Annual Hook O’Malley 5K Set for Sunday August 20th

Hook O'Malley cancer race photo

The 25th Anniversary Hook O’Malley 5K Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, Aug. 20, at McDade Park at 10 a.m.  Registration will be held from 8:15-9:45 a.m.  Registration will cost $20 up until Thursday, Aug. 17.  Day of Race registration will be $25.

For more information, call (570) 346-1828 or (570) 341-7787.  All donations benefit the American Cancer Society.

Planners shown from left are: Patrick O’Malley, Vincent O’Malley, Patrick O’Malley II, Mary Theresa O’Malley Ruddy, Emily O’Malley, Matt O’Malley, Leo Ruddy, Gene Reed, Jim Moran, and Mary Jo Noone

 

“Night at the Ballpark” to Benefit Little Sisters of the Poor

Little Sisters at PNC FieldThe Little Sisters of the Poor at Holy Family Residence, Scranton, invite the community to join them for a fun-filled, family-friendly evening as they celebrate their fifth annual “Little Sisters of the Poor Night” on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at PNC Field, 235 Montage Mountain Rd., Moosic.

Prior to the 7:05 p.m. game where the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders will take on the Gwinnett Braves, the Little Sisters will be available at the plaza entrance of the stadium to talk with visitors and also provide a pre-game, on-field interview about Holy Family Residence and their mission of serving the elderly poor throughout the world. At 6:45 p.m., one of the Little Sisters will throw out the ceremonial first pitch of the game.

Tickets are $13 each for seats in the stadium’s field reserved section 28. Little Sisters of the Poor baseball t-shirts are $10 each and available in youth sizes as well as adult sizes small through 3XL.

If you cannot join in the fun, but you would like to send a resident in your place, please be sure to support our Sponsor a Resident program which is $35.

For more information, please call (570) 343-4065  by August 1. Orders can also be placed online.

Calendar of Events: July 2017

Dunmore Summer Festival:

The Sherwood Youth Association will host the fifth annual Dunmore Summer Festival at Sherwood Park on August 17, 18 and 19. The event will be held from 5-11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, August 17 and 18, and from 4-11 p.m. on Saturday, August 19.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Take 3, the Luongo Brothers — featuring Nick, Pat and Alan from The Poets — and Fabulous Fortunes.

Italian Festival:

SS. Anthony & Rocco Parish Italian Festival will be held Aug. 11, 12, and 13, 2017 at St. Rocco’s Church Grounds, 122 Kurtz St., Dunmore, featuring food, games and live entertainment. The Festival opens Friday and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday Following the Noon Mass and Procession.

Live Entertainment: Friday: DHS Marching Units & Cheerleaders and Picture Perfect; Saturday: The Jeffrey James Band; Sunday: Feast Day Mass & Procession at 12 Noon followed by The Luongo Brothers Band, Take Three, and fireworks at 9 p.m.

Lackawanna County Swimming Areas:

The lakes and pool at Lackawanna County’s parks have officially opened and all of the locations are staffed with lifeguards.  The swimming areas are open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations:  McDade Pool, Scranton; Aylesworth Lake, Archbald; Meli-Sarnoski Lake, Carbondale, and Covington Lake, Covington Township, off Route 307. The pool and lakes will remain open through mid-August. For additional information, contact the County’s Parks & Recreation Office at 570-963-6764.

Wine in the Woods:

Elmhurst-Roaring Brook Volunteer Fire Company will sponsor a Wine in the Woods event on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the company’s picnic grounds, off Route 435 in Elmhurst. Lite fare will be available for purchase. Live entertainment will be provided by Dashboard Mary. Admission is $15 in advance; $20 on event day. A designated driver admission is $5. All attendees must be 21 years old. For information or tickets, call 570-468-4635.

St. Eulalia’s Church Picnic:

St. Eulalia’s Church Festival will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 20, 21 and 22, at the church grounds, 214 Blue Shutters Road, Roaring Brook Township.  Grounds open Thursday and Friday at 6 p.m.; Saturday at 5 p.m. There will be nightly entertainment, as well as a basket raffle, bake sale, children’s games, bingo, Grandma’s Attic, and heavenly food. Parking is free.

St. Ann’s Novena:

The Annual Solemn Novena to Saint Ann being held from July 17-26 at Saint Ann’s Monastery in Scranton, will be broadcast on CTV: Catholic Television of the Diocese of Scranton, Monday through Friday at noon, 3:30 p.m., and 7 p.m.; on Saturday, July 22 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, July 23 at 5 p.m. The Closing Ceremony being held on Wednesday evening, July 26, will air on CTV on Thursday, July 27 at noon, 3:30 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

PennDot Hosts Wellness Education Program

PennDOT wellness training pic

PennDOT District 4 recently held a lunchtime wellness education program. Employees were able to participate in a lunch time health and wellness program.

Programs  included activity  tables, fitness dice game and lunch and lean coach to 5 K. Employees learned what to expect in a 5K Race which included pre-race and during the race and as well as some tips for safety preparing for their first 5K.

Shown from left:  Theodore T. Ritsick, Training Coorinator;  Ali Noll from  Pennyslvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF) and Jayne Guare, MPH Active Health Management