Crimson Company to host “Comic-Con, Jr. Brunch!”

Grab your cape and super powers and join the Dunmore High School Crimson Company for the Comic-Con, Jr. Brunch! It’s set for 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in the Dunmore High School Cafeteria.

You’re encouraged to come dressed up as your favorite comic strip or comic book superhero character. Lots of comic book and Superhero characters will be there to greet you. There will be plenty of fun activities planned for both boys and girls! There will be a story corner, make your own comic strip, coloring and sticker activities, face painting, goodie bags, crafts, games and basket raffles.

crimson-company-annie-posterThe idea for this comic-themed brunch was inspired by the Crimson Company’s upcoming production of “Annie the Musical.” The musical, with music by Charles Strouse, took home a slew of awards at the 1977 Tony Awards, including “Best Musical.” It’s based on the 1920’s comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” by Harold Gray.

The cast of “Annie” will also be on hand for meet and greets at the brunch. Mr. Rich Banick will there to take professional photographs, and, of course, delicious super-hero worthy refreshments will also be provided.  

Admission is $10.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the brunch, and all proceeds will help fund future Crimson Company productions and endeavors.

For more information, feel free to email or find the Crimson Company on Facebook.

The Dunmore High School Crimson Company will present “Annie the Musical” on March 30, 31 and April 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8 at the DHS Auditorium. The curtain will rise each night at 7 p.m.


Dunmorean Robert Bistran Achieves Honor of Eagle Scout



Robert Bistran, a senior at Dunmore High School, officially earned the rank of Eagle Scout during a ceremony on January 15 at the Dunmore Presbyterian Church.

For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Robert constructed a seating area at St. Michael’s Byzantine Cemetery on the Oneill Highway. A member of Dunmore Troop 66, Robert has proudly been a part of the Boy Scouts of America for seven years.

Athlete of the Month: Abby Anderson

athlete-of-the-month-abby-andersonBy Steve Svetovich

Holy Cross High School star guard-forward Abby Anderson has been leading the league in scoring all season, but she expects an even stronger finish for her and the Lady Crusaders.

Daughter of John and Jamie Anderson, the senior stalwart is averaging more than 20 points per game and has scored over 1,300 points in her four-year varsity basketball career at Holy Cross.

The Lady Crusaders are 11-2 at press time.

“I think we can mesh together as a team even better going forward,” she said. “We can play as a team better.”

Abby has made big shots all season for the Lady Crusaders.

She has learned a lot from Holy Cross veteran basketball coach Barry Fitzgerald. “He teaches me to be a leader, especially in a close situation,” Abby said.

She has also learned a lot from her parents.

“My parents taught me discipline. And that applies to everything.”

Abby talked about what it takes to be successful in high school basketball. “Time management is very important,” she said. “Of course, you need to be very disciplined. You need the right balance across the board.”

The scholar-athlete has an impressive 3.65 academic average. Her best subject is Math. Abby is a member of the Student Council, National Honor Society and is the starting center fielder on the softball team.

She was All State as a freshman and All League as a junior for softball.

She was All Regional and All League as a junior for basketball.

For her strong academic and athletic efforts, Abby received a scholarship to Saint Francis College in Brooklyn, NY where she will play basketball next year.

She will major in Math.

“I may want to become a Math teacher,” she said. “I want to do well in my field and hopefully get a good position. As for basketball. I hope to help my team make it into a few NCAA tournaments. I am looking forward to playing basketball in college.”

Abby said she likes listening to music and would like to see Taylor Swift in concert.

She has enjoyed her four years at Holy Cross immensely. “It is fantastic. I love it.”

Abby looks forward to finishing her high school basketball career on a very high note.

And it’s a sure bet the name Abby Anderson will be heard often as she chases her star in the college ranks.