Calendar of Events: January 2017

Lions Club Snowflake Gala

Eynon Archbald Lions Club will host its sixth annual Snowflake Gala to benefit Leader Dog for the Blind on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at Fiorelli’s. Tickets are $75 per person. There will be live entertainment by The Luongo Brothers.

For information call Linda Kline (570)430-8432 or Kathy Pezak (973)919-6592

Lackawanna Land Bank Presentation

The Lackawanna County Land Bank will host a community outreach presentation on Tuesday, January 10, at 6 p.m. in the community room at the Goodwill at North Gerald T. Langan Apartments, 1539 North Main Ave., Scranton.

The presentation will outline the Lackawanna County Land Bank’s history, mission and discuss blight in neighborhoods. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

The primary mission of the Lackawanna County Land Bank is to acquire tax delinquent and abandoned properties and sell them to responsible and capable owners through a negotiated sale process. This eliminates a community liability and transfers these otherwise undesirable properties to new, responsible owners in a transparent and equitable fashion.

In addition, the land bank side lot disposition program should be very effective in the conveyance of vacant parcels to responsible neighbors.

For more information about the Lackawanna County Land Bank and the upcoming program, please call Ralph Pappas at 570-963-6830, extension 1358, or email him at

Winter Retreats

Pocono Mountain Bible Conference, PMBC, releases winter and spring retreats which are open to the public.

PMBC Winter Intermediate Retreat,  Jan. 6-8, 3 p.m., ages 10-12 years, at $65 per child; PMBC Winter Junior Retreat, Jan. 20, 7 p.m., Jan. 22, 3 p.m., ages 7-9, at $65 per child;  PMBC Winter Youth Retreat, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. and Feb. 12, 3 p.m., ages 13-17, at $65 per child; Annual PMBC Marriage Retreat, March 3, 4 p.m., and March 5, 2 p.m., private rooms to all guests, at $175 per couple; PMBC Men’s Retreat: A Man and His Work, March 31, 5 p.m., and April 2, 1 p.m., by donation.

PMBC is a Bible based camp in the heart of the Pocono mountains that hosts children in the summer months and retreats fall through spring. PMBC is open to all children, ages 8-18, reagrdless of race, sex and religious affiliation. Scholarships are available.

Registration, information on the camp and directions to the camp can be found online  or on Facebook. PMBC can also be found on Twitter and Instagram.

Phone calls can be directed to Camp Director Matt Macking (570) 328-1648.


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