Dunmore Pharmacist Recognized for “Good Works”

DePietro's Pharmacy Good Works Pix

Tom DePietro and his pharmacy are community driven.  For his “Good Works” and charitable efforts, he was recognized by the NE Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  Mr. DePietro accomplished his dream of owning a pharmacy and serving customers with the latest technology.

Tom is also actively involved with insurance companies, helping them to stop drug abusers and thereby creating a safer environment for pharmacists, doctors and patients.

Shown from left: Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Tom DePietro, Eugenia DePietro, Sandy DePietro, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Danielle Cole, and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.



Longo Authors New Book on Italian-American History

Stephanie Longo bookThe Saint Ubaldo Society, a regional non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the culture and traditions of La Festa dei Ceri in Jessup, will host author Stephanie Longo for an event celebrating the release of her forthcoming book, “The Italians of Lackawanna County,” on Saturday, March 10, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Saint Ubaldo Society Cultural Center, located at 310 Third Avenue in Jessup.

“The Italians of Lackawanna County” focuses on the county’s modern Italian-American history and includes photos and stories from the area’s main Italian ethnic enclaves, as well as anecdotes from families. Linda Anelli, the Saint Ubaldo Society’s corresponding secretary and public relations director, supplied most of the photos of La Corsa dei Ceri, as well as the book’s front cover photo.

Stephanie Longo is known locally as an expert on the Italian American history of northeastern Pennsylvania and has authored previous works on the subject, including “Italians of Northeastern Pennsylvania” and “Dunmore.”

Stephanie LongoThe founder of SIAMO, the Italian American Heritage Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania, she has made it her mission to continue to preserve the history that her ancestors brought to the United States from Guardia dei Lombardi, Italy.

Through her work, the City of Scranton, the Borough of Dunmore, and Guardia have been named sister cities. A dual citizen of the United States and Italy, she resides in Dunmore and is presently the director of marketing and communications at the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.


Small Business Spotlight: The Honky Tonk

Honky Tonk Restaurant Small Business Spotlight Pix

The Honky Tonk Restaurant of Dunmore was the small business spotlighted at the February Lackawanna County Commissioners Meeting.  This “Old West”- themed bar and grill is well-known for its homemade food and friendly staff. The restaurant, located at 763 East Drinker St., is open seven days a week with entertainment every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Honky Tonk features take-out service, daily specials, and smoking and non-smoking areas. Owners Debbie and Tony Lupia, who have been in the hospitality business for 32 years, employ 20 people.

Shown from left: Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Tony Lupia, owner, and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.  



Senior Fair Proceeds go to Meals on Wheels

Meals On Wheels

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented officials from Meals on Wheels of Northeastern Pennsylvania a $4,000 check, which represents a portion of the proceeds from the recent Senior Health Fair.

The funds will be used for operations and the preparation and delivery of meals to the home bound of our community.

Shown from left: Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Kristen Kosin, Meals on Wheels Executive Director; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.