Lady Bucks Win 2020 Intraborough Girls Championship

Intraborough Lady Bucks

The Intraborough Girls Basketball Championship Game between Dunmore and Holy Cross High Schools was recently held at Dunmore High School.

This year the Dunmore Girls defeated the Holy Cross Girls by a score 49-23 and finished the regular season with one loss.

The game sponsored by the Dunmore Lions Club to help defray the cost of their College Scholarship Program is now in its 39th year.

Pictured are members of the Dunmore Lady Bucks team with members of the Dunmore Lions Club. Kneeling from left: Alexis Chapman, Elisa Delfino, Adriana Pacewicz, Nora Haggerty, Katherine Hopkins, and Molly Zimmer.

Standing, same order: Assistant Coach Mike O’Malley, Lion Mike Colangelo, Lion Leo Wentline Jr., Alexis Santariero, Assistant Coach Carrie Toomey, Sophia Mandarano, Lion Jim Colangelo, Coach Ben O’Brien, President Jim Aita, Ciera Toomey, Mia Blume, Moriah Murray, Anna Talutto, Cadie Lewis, Lion Rich Green, and Lion Angelo Martarano.

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Intraborough Lady Crusaders

Pictured are members of the Lady Crusaders basketball team and members of the Dunmore Lions Club. Kneeling from left: Cate McGovern, Kaitlyn Farrell, Emily Ferguson, Meghan McDonnell, Kaci Kranson, Rachael Hosie, Carsyn Cole, Kaitlyn Idhaw, and Guiliana Mazza.

Standing, same order: Lions Rich Green, Jim Colangelo, Angelo Martarano, Bob McCormack, with team members Ellie Williams, Molly White, Abby Lentowski, Erin McGee, Lauren Hegedus, Ashley Capone, Coach Barry Fitzgerald, DLC President Jim Aita, Morgan Quinn, Samera Burrier, Krista Carachilo, Julia Goetz, Caitlyn Bestrycki, Sarah Lyons, Ryan Geoffroy, Katie Purcell , Lions Leo Wentline Jr. and Mike Colangelo.

Hospice of the Sacred Heart Names New Medical Director

KilduffPatrick C. Kilduff, DO, MPT, has been named Medical Director for Hospice of the Sacred Heart. Dr. Kilduff has been a hospice physician at Hospice of the Sacred Heart since 2008 and will assume the role of Medical Director on February 10, 2020.  

“We’re thrilled that Dr. Kilduff, who has a long and commendable history with Hospice of the Sacred Heart, will be taking on the role of Medical Director. His patient-centered and mission-focused approach will serve our patients, families and staff very well,” said Diane Baldi, CEO, Hospice of the Sacred Heart.  

Dr. Kilduff has been a private practice physician at InterMountain Medical Group, Shavertown, since 2007. During his time at InterMountain, he served as a board member, member of the Medical Executive Committee WVHCS, Chairman of the Department of Medicine WVHCS, and Chief of Internal Medicine.

From 2007 to 2009, he served as a Physician Consultant dealing with physician level appeals against Medicare recovery audit contractors, applying Medicare local coverage determinations as a patient advocate.  He was a physical therapist at Wyoming Valley Health Care System, Wilkes-Barre. Dr. Kilduff was an internal medicine resident at Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown, Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Kilduff received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a minor in biochemistry from East Stroudsburg University, a Master of Physical Therapy from Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bala Cynwyd. 

He is a current member of the American Osteopathic Association and the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association. He is a Fellow of the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine and earned a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine through the American Board of Osteopathic Internal Medicine. 

Dr. Kilduff is very proud of being voted Times Leader Readers’ Choice Award for Best Family Doctor 2016 through 2019, Citizens’ Voice Readers’ Choice Award for Best Family Doctor 2017 through 2019 and Dallas Post Best of the Back Mountain Best Family Doctor 2010 through 2019. 

“Dreams do come true… Hospice of the Sacred Heart has granted me an opportunity to take care of patients and their families at their most vulnerable, emotional and spiritual times. This work touches me at the deepest portion of my soul. It lights the fire that fuels my passion in Medicine, to help, to guide and to comfort another human as they complete their life’s journey,” said Patrick C. Kilduff, DO, MPT, Medical Director, Hospice of the Sacred Heart.

Dunmore Senior Center Starts Walking Club

By Steve Svetovich

Get your walking sneakers or shoes on.

The Dunmore Senior Center begins a walking club this month.

Alison Boga, executive director of the Dunmore Senior Center, 1414 Monroe Ave., Dunmore, said the walkers will start at 9 a.m., but members can walk any time between 9 a.m. and noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Dunmore Senior Center.

With the new walking club, said Boga, the walkers can enjoy the benefits of having a gymnasium right in the Dunmore Senior Center. Nine laps around equals a half mile. Boga said you can walk at your own pace, walk with someone, or walk alone.

Boga said there will be a “Love Your Feet” presentation by Dr. Baldassari Tuesday, March 17, at 11 a.m. It will be followed by a pizza party afterwards. Those interested, can sign up at the front desk or call the Dunmore Senior Center at 570-207-2662 to make reservations.

The Dunmote Senior Center Gardening Group starts back up Tuesday, March 24. Those who wish to be involved in deciding what will be planted this year should attend at 10:30 a.m., said Boga.

The CEO Weinberg Nutrition Program will be held every Wednesday in March, said Boga. Classes begin at 10:30 a.m. and will have a different theme each time. Boga said those wishing to attend should sign up at the front desk or call the Center. There is limited seating, she added.

The Dunmore Senior Center, which has a new look to it, congratulated the Cold Cash Lottery winners who include Sharon McCormick, Sophie Chylak, Mary Vellela, Madilyn Randall, Martha McAndrew and Dorothy Black.

“We congratulate everyone and thank everyone for supporting the Senior Center,” said Boga.

The Dunmore Senior Center, said Boga, is looking for volunteers. Kitchen help is needed daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If interested, please call or stop by at the Center. 

“If there is a particular speaker or activity that anyone would like to see offered at the Center,” said Boga, “please let us know.”

There will be a Lenten Fish Dinner Friday, March 27, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Dunmore Senior Center. Limited tickets are available at a cost of $12. Look for your ticket in the mail in the first week of March, said Boga.

Design Hearing Instruments, Inc., will be conducting a Free Hearing Screening at the Center Friday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to noon.

A representative will be on hand to conduct the hearing evaluations. Residents are encouraged to bring in older hearing instruments for free repair estimates. Questions will be answered regarding insurance and/or pricing. Residents should bring their insurance cards.

A two-part Mock Faberge Egg Decorating class will be held Thursday, March 12 and Thursday, March 19. Those interested, said Boga, can sign up at the front desk or by calling the Center. There is a nominal fee of $5 for both classes, added Boga.

The annual Pasta Dinner at the Center will be held Thursday, April 23. The cost is $10.

The Center will be closed Thursday, April 2, for the Volunteer Recognition Dinner, Friday, April 10, in observance of Good Friday, Thursday, April 23, for the Pasta Dinner and Tuesday, April 28 for Election Day.

The Dunmore Senior Center is changing its lunch schedule from now until July 1.

The Center will be open for its normal activities five days a week, Monday through Friday.

However, beginning this month members will only be served on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

The change is necessary, said Boga, because of the Center’s success. “We are in danger of exceeding our allotted meals under our County contract,” said Boga. “Therefore, we need to reduce our weekly meal count. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our particants. We are interested in hearing alternative solutions if this change affects your nutritional needs. “

Carl Yanowski is Site Council President of the Dunmore Senior Center. Carol Angerson is Vice President. Marial Loughney is secretary. Carl Gammaitoni is treasurer. Kay Harris is Sunshine reporter.

Boga reminds everyone to turn their clocks ahead one hour Sunday, March 8.