Anthracite Opera Company to Present “Mainly Classical” on May 6th


Anthracite Opera Company will present Mainly Classical, a show featuring classic pieces from opera, including Rigoletto and Madam Butterfly, as well as Broadway tunes, on Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m..  Directed by Anthracite founder, Gary Richards, the musical performance will be presented at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

Anthracite Opera members performing for this show are: Erik Sparks, Ann Marie Dupre, Barbara Liberasky-Nowicki, Gary Richards, Jack Bernesky, Dennis  Fanucci, Jillian Kemmerer, Matthew Merolla, Leeann Lemperle, Cathy Rist Strauch, T.J. Worobey and Abigail Zieger. Dr. Lawrence Kauffman is accompanist. Cost for show only is $15, payable at the door.

A dinner is also planned for after the show at 5:30 p.m. at the Rossetti Estate & Trust for the Arts, located at 1005 Vine Street in Scranton.  Cost for dinner and show is $25. Dinner seating is limited.

Dinner includes: appetizers, main course, dessert, and entertainment featuring the barbershop quartet, Vocal Accord. Members are: Don Overdorff, Raleigh Bloch, Dane Bower and Lou Volpetti. Reservations are required for dinner, by contacting Gary Richards at 570-335-7702.

“Bowl for a Cause” Raises More than $2,000 for Coaches vs. Cancer

Bowl for a Cause

Commonwealth Health held its annual “Bowl for a Cause” fundraiser at South Side Bowl in Scranton.  Approximately 175 employees from Regional Hospital of Scranton, Moses Taylor Hospital and Commonwealth Health Emergency Medical Services (CHEMS) took part in the event.

Each employee who participated paid a fee to bowl two games with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer. More than $2,300 was raised for the charitable organization.  Prizes including highest and lowest team bowling score, best and worst individual score, best team name and best team spirit were handed out to participants.

Members from Commonwealth Health team “Cha-Chings” include, Kathy Martillotti, Michele Beck, Matthew Kalinchok, Nicole Yusinski, John Matlock, JoAnn Hanusich and Lynn Lucash.

Artist of the Month: Patricia Orr

Artist Pat Orr Pix

Patricia Orr is shown with her featured paintings entitled “Sarah.” She most enjoys painting portraits of her eight granddaughters.

Patricia Orr of Greentown has been named the Artist of the Month for May at the Dunmore Activity Hub. Mrs. Orr, who began painting while she was in high school, joined the painting group in February of 2016.

Her featured painting is entitled “Sarah,” and depicts her now six-year-old granddaughter when she was four years old. In fact, Mrs. Orr finds most of her inspiration for painting from her eight granddaughters.

“The oil painting class at Dunmore Senior Center has a wonderful, warm and friendly atmosphere,” Mrs. Orr explains. “That warmth encourages creativity.”

She adds that the center itself has much to offer to seniors, “Pretty much something for everyone.”