Dunmore Business Receive County Relief Grants During COVID Crisis

Dunmore businesses that are recipients of $2,500 Business Relief Grants from Lackawanna County include: Tiddlywinks Boutique, JAJI Inc., Gold Crown Pizza, Coviello’s Diner, and Nanny’s Eye Care for Kids PC, Caradan Inc., Colarusso Dunmore, Inc., JNJ Painting and More, John W. Farris Roofing & Siding, MJ Cordaro Electric Co. Inc.

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Other recipients in the county include: Hammerjax, Clifton Township; Nolan and Rogers, Keen’s Floral Factory Outlet Inc., Auto Bahn Title and Tag, Jeff D’Angelo Design Group, Scranton Running Company, 8 Count Dancewear, Davis Tires, Ipanema Grille; Paul Barely LLC/Adezzo Coffee Shop, AMPP Ideas/dba On and On, Hearing Specialties of NEPA, Symmetry Studio Partnership, Dunn’s Taverå Inc., Sharon’s Place, Vito Chiropractic, Williams Bakery, Soko Investments LLC dba as Sky Auto Sales, The Bog, Electric City Escape LLC, Industrial Electronics Inc., Frank A. Mazzeo, Esq., 536 Spruce Corp t/z Osaka Restaurant, Tunis Bridal Shoppe, White House Steak and Deli Inc., South Side Floral Shop, all of Scranton.Also,  Kay’s Pizza, Carbondale Township; Balance Pediatrics Inc., Tri-Star Academy, Jermyn; Sunshine Director/Acme Travel Company, LTD, MBC Solutions LLC, and Ranae’s Salon, AJ’s Lounge, Montage Landscraping Inc., Moosic; Marciano Contracting, Waverly; Dooley’s Pub and Eatery and Bloomin’ Idiots Floral and Garden Center, Ed Scoda Plumbing, Heating and Air, Old Forge, Frankie Carll Productions, Utopia Spa & Wellness, Inc., Clarks Summit; New Day Technologies, Vincent Possanza, OD, Furnish ABC Inc., Feel Good Motors, Ruchinski Enterprises, Dickson City, Mariano’s Cucina LLC, Caverna, The Eatery by Jessica, all of Jessup; Daniel J. Sullivan DDS, PC, Moscow.Also, Pinky’s Family Restaurant, The Cutting Crew, ScorpCorp (AJs Inn), and Fit AF, Nick’s Excavating and Construction, Champions Lounge t/a Bowling Enterprise, all of Carbondale; A Perfect 10 Hair and Nail Salon, La Plume; Magdon Music, Olyphant; The Training Loft, LLC, and Visions Personal Fitness dba Birchwood Fitness, City Limits Hair Studio, Ado Salon LLC, OHora Silk Screening, South Abington Township; Magnum Screening, Club 119, Inc., The Kimmy, Superior Care Pharmacy dba Medicap, Olyphant; RJA Company, Jefferson Township; House of Style by Kim, Lavender Goose, Capra Collina Winery, Fountain of Youth by Kim, TVR Inc., all of Blakely; Lonesome Road Archery, Taylor; Sweda Advertising LLC, Summit Frameworks, Clarks Green; Golden Karat Jewelry Store LLC, Mayfield; Fromert Custom Woodworking Inc., Madison Township.

NEPA COVID-19 Response Fund Provides Area Nonprofits with PPE

Scranton Area donation

Joel Grabin, Finance Manager of the Scranton Area Community Foundation, presents Kathy Regan, Operations Director of Keystone Mission, with a supply of hand sanitizers, face masks, and cloth bags generously provided by Aetna Better Health.

Scranton Area Community Foundation, in partnership with Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania, through the NEPA COVID-19 Response Fund, distributed personal protective equipment (PPE) including over 500 disposable face masks, over 1,000 hand sanitizers, and over 200 cloth bags to various nonprofit organizations serving the Lackawanna County region on Thursday, May 14.

“Aetna Better Health generously provided us with these in-demand items entrusting us to get them into the hands of those most in need who may not otherwise have access to this personal protection equipment,” stated Laura Ducceschi, Scranton Area Community Foundation’s President and CEO.

The Scranton Area Community Foundation connected with The Community Intervention Center, Keystone Mission, and United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA to distribute the items that were generously donated by Aetna Better Health.

These organizations plan to use these items in various ways as they continue to serve their critical missions during the pandemic. Keystone Mission will use these donated masks to provide for their volunteers who are distributing food. The cloth bags will also help with food distribution. “The donation of face masks, hand sanitizer, and shopping bags will be used at the food distributions that we offer three times per week,” stated Kathy Regan, Operations Director at Keystone Mission. “The fabric bags will be a huge help to those we serve. We are grateful for the support from the Scranton Area Community Foundation and Aetna Better Health,” Regan added.

“We are committed to helping our valued community partners support individuals and families in need during this critical time,” said Jason Rottman, CEO of Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania. “Through our collaboration with the Scranton Area Community Foundation and the NEPA COVID-19 Response Fund, we can directly address the needs of Pennsylvania’s Northeast region by providing these much-needed and hard-to-find items.”

Scranton Area Community Foundation established the NEPA COVID-19 Response Fund in March to rapidly deploy responsive and flexible resources to nonprofit organizations working with those who are impacted by COVID-19 and the related economic, social, and health-related consequences of the outbreak. To date, over $900,000 has been provided to 110 nonprofit organizations serving communities in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and over $1,000,000 has been raised for COVID-19 response efforts.

For more information about the NEPA COVID-19 Response Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation, please contact Brittany Pagnotti, Communications Manager at 570-347-6203.

Donations to the NEPA COVID-19 Response Fund are still being accepted online at https://safdn.org/covid19/ or by check made payable to the Scranton Area Foundation indicating “COVID-19 Fund” in the memo mailed to the Scranton Area Community Foundation, 615 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 102, Scranton, PA 18510.

Dunmore Appoints New Zoning Solicitor

MOLLY DEMPSEY CLARK Fellerman and CiarimboliMolly Dempsey Clark, Esquire, an attorney with Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law, has been appointed zoning solicitor for the borough of Dunmore.

“As a Dunmore resident, I have a special interest in working to ensure the borough’s zoning ordinances and hearings are handled properly and fairly,” said Attorney Clark. “Dunmore is a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family.”

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, she earned her Juris Doctor law degree from Duquesne University School of Law where she received the CALI Award of Excellence in Law and Medicine. 

Clark joined Fellerman & Ciarimboli in 2013 and currently concentrates her practice on personal injury, premises liability, medical malpractice, auto accidents and truck accidents cases. She is also well experienced in contract and partnership disputes, employee discrimination, and banking and commercial litigation. 

Prior to returning home to northeast Pennsylvania, she served as a law clerk with McGuire Woods in Pittsburgh and the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office, and worked for one of the largest law firms in the country, Jones Day in Pittsburgh.

A member of the Lackawanna, Luzerne and Pennsylvania Bar Associations and the American Association for Justice, Attorney Clark has been admitted to the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania. She was recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, and named a 2014 Pennsylvania Outstanding Young Lawyer and a 2016 Top Outstanding Young Lawyer by Philadelphia Magazine.

Active in the local community, Attorney Clark serves as a board member with Lackawanna County Human Services and the Day Nursery Association. She resides in Dunmore with her husband, Tom, and children, Tommy and Ryan.