Tomorrow’s Leaders Today Adjusts to New Normal

The 2020-2021 Leadership Lackawanna youth program, Tomorrow’s Leaders Today (TLT), recently met for its first virtual session, which included an orientation, leadership basics, and philanthropy. This year’s program is made possible by the support of its corporate sponsor, NBT Bank.

TLT is a seven-month program designed to develop the leadership, interpersonal, and managerial skills of high school juniors, while giving them an enhanced understanding of northeastern Pennsylvania. 

The program also gives them the opportunity to explore teamwork, collaborative decision making, different communication styles, and engage in problem solving techniques. The challenges and opportunities of northeastern Pennsylvania are discussed as participants meet with community leaders and other high school students.

Although COVID-19 has adjusted the program’s regular schedule, the virtual environment has created new learning opportunities for this year’s students.

“Thanks to the help and support of our volunteers, local organizations, and leaders, we have put together a high-quality program for our students in a virtual format,” said Dominick Mitchell, Leadership Lackawanna program coordinator. “I am impressed with the students and their enthusiasm for this year’s curriculum. A virtual setting is new for all of us, but their engagement in learning and with each other has been inspiring.”

The 2020-2021 Tomorrow’s Leaders Today participants from Dunmore High School is Jessica Trauger

Participants from Holy Cross High School include: Nora Betts, Laura Johnson, Sarah Lyons, Mariah Mancuso and Nathan McAndrew.

Leadership Lackawanna’s Tomorrow’s Leaders Today Program accepts applications from sophomores who attend high school in Lackawanna County or in the Lackawanna Trail and Western Wayne school districts.

Trolley Museum Offers Virtual Visits with Santa

Santa Claus will still be coming to town this year… just electronically.  

The Electric City Trolley Station and Museum will be offering A Virtual Visit with Santa from the North Pole, an interactive virtual holiday children’s show on the Trolley in an effort to provide a safe environment for the public. 

The dates of A Virtual Visit with Santa from the North Pole are Dec.r 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20.  Five rides a day will be available at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:45 pm, 2 pm and 3:15 pm.  Due to COVID-19, there will be limited seating on each ride.  Reservations must be prepaid and masks are required.       

The pricing structure is as follows:  excursion only – adults $12; seniors (62+) $11; and children (3-17) $10.  There is a $2 additional charge for touring the museum.  Children two & under free.

Contact the Trolley Museum at 570-963-6590 for further information and/or to make a reservation.  

Ballet Theatre of Scranton’s “The Nutcracker” to Air on FOX 56

Ballet Theatre of Scranton will present its 45th annual performance of The Nutcracker under the artistic direction of Joanne Arduino and featuring Celia Eagen of Dunmore (shown in photo) as Clara on Dec. 23-26. FOX 56 will air the production on its stations WOLF, WSWB and WQMY. Check local listings for air times.

The beloved ballet was also recently presented at the Circle Drive-In.

For additional information, phone Ballet Theatre of Scranton at 570-347-2867 or at the web at