Mayor’s Message: May 2022

By Mayor Max Conway

For this month’s message, I want to touch on a service that is often overlooked and could be of value for the citizens of the Borough. The Nancy Kay Holmes Library of the Lackawanna County Library System provides traditional library services like lending of books and DVDs, while also providing additional services, events, and programs for children and adults of all ages. 

In addition to those services and events, library patrons can, if they wish, request items online to be picked up at the branch or even opt for home delivery! While the library is in Scranton (1032 Green Ridge St), it is free to use for all Dunmore residents. 

If you would like to learn more about the services they provide, visit them today or check out their Facebook page!  

In some personal news, I was fortunate enough to spend the first two weeks of April on my honeymoon with my wife, Ally.

We spent 12 wonderful days in Europe with six days in Ireland and six days in Germany. While in Ireland, we took a quick detour to a small town called…you guessed it…Dunmore! 

We stopped in for a pint at a local pub and ended up talking with some of the locals. When my wife mentioned I was the Mayor of Dunmore, PA, the man who was sitting across the bar said, “STAY RIGHT THERE! I WILL BE RIGHT BACK!”

When he returned twenty minutes later, he handed us his flag of the Dunmore, Ireland Rugby Club to bring home with us! It was truly a trip and an experience my wife and I will never forget. 

If you would like to keep up to date on other announcements and information, please follow me on Facebook at Mayor Max Conway!

Rain Barrel Workshops to be held in Blakely, Scranton & Carbondale

The Lackawanna River Conservation Association is hosting Rain Barrel Workshops in 3 locations: Blakely, Scranton, and Carbondale. Your $20 fee includes a barrel and kit, as well as written instructions and hands-on experience.

Funding and/or support for these workshops have been provided by PA American Water Coca-Cola, Lackawanna River Basin Sewer Authority, Carbondale Public Library and Blakely Recreational Complex. Reserve your date and location at: http://www.eventbrite.com

Space Time Hosting 4th Annual Label Design Contest

Space Time Mead & Cider Works is sponsoring its fourth annual Label Competition to design a bottle label for specialty wine. The theme for this year’s competition is Unity, inspired by the work of people towards peace and justice for Ukraine. Strides toward unity exemplify our hope for people to come together in the future. All proceeds from the contest will be given to Doctors Without Borders to provide funds for Ukraine and other efforts globally.

Dan Schreffler notes, “Prizes will be given to the Judge’s Selection and People’s Choice winners. Judge’s Selection will be chosen by contest’s sponsors. They will have their name and artwork featured on a special release of wine and will receive a cash award of $250. 

The People’s Choice will be selected by voting. The top voted label will receive a cash award of $250. The competition submission deadline is June 1. All official competition rules, forms and dates can be found by visiting https://spacetimemeadworks.com/label-art-competition/.

Space Time Mead & Cider Works opened June 2018 in Dunmore, with a mission to produce the highest quality and innovative craft wine in a manner that respects the past, works for a better future, while having a good time in the present.