Physician Assistant pinning ceremony at Marywood University



Shown are students and administration at the 2016 Physician Assistant pinning ceremony at Marywood University.

Front row, from left: Sr. Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D., president of Marywood University; Abigail Davis, MPAS, PA-C, clinical coordinator; Natalie Piger, Bethlehem; Samantha Schramak, Allentown; Claire Werner, East Northport, N.Y.; Arianna Tatarczuk, Brentwood, N.H.; Mackenzie Goodwin, Madison, N.J.; Brynn Bertholf, Woodbourne, N.Y.; Natasha Breen, Erie.; Brook Bennett, Manhattan, Kan.; Shelby Johnson, Saylorsburg.; Ramona Carver, Kunkletown; Jeanne Russo, Farmingdale, N.J.; Jessica Pavlikowski, Old Forge; Kimberly Kelly, Old Forge.; Justine Samanas, MPAS, PA-C, clinical director.

Second row: Marie Bonavoglia, Ph.D., PA-C, clinical coordinator; Stanley Blondek, MD, DPM, FAAP, medial director; Lori Swanchak, Ph.D., PA-C, program director; Kierstin Kiser, Clarion; Caitlin Mesko, Dunmore.; Katrina Kincel, Jefferson Twp.; Natalie Launchi, Scranton.; Meredith Sellix, Lehighton.; Morgann Haduk, Taylor.; Heather Yohnke, Bloomsburg; Katie Wagner, Easton; Rachael Notchick, Honesdale; Gabrielle Long, Dunmore; Alexandra Conniff, Moscow.; Alyssa De Simone, Massapequa Park, N.Y.; Courtney Marcotte, Moriah, N.Y.; Kathryn Haller, Mentor, Ohio; Heather Walters, MPAS, PA-C, academic coordinator.

Third row: Stephen Gitkos, Scott Twp.; Vincent Tuzze, Mayfield.; Cory Crinella, Archbald.; Matthew Cummings, Scranton; Mark DeLeo, Peckville; Sean Welenc, Scranton; Andrew Lutz, Sterling Heights, Mich.; Richard Duong, Braintree, Mass.; Richard Kent Truslow, Charlotte, N.C.; Patrick Daley, Rochester, N.Y.; Christopher Cleveland, Cincinnati, Ohio; Andrew Mergel, Bethlehem; Marcus Zini, Eynon; Samip Patel, Scranton; Joshua Hulkonen, Nisula, Mich.; and Nathan Scinico, Pittsburgh.


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Photo credit: Rich Banick Photography

Dunmore High School’s band and marching units will participate in a Cavalcade of Bands on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 6:30 p.m. hosted by the North Pocono Trojan Band and Marching Units, with the assistance of the North Pocono Band Parents Association.

The event will be held at the North Pocono Stadium Complex, located behind the district’s middle school at 701 Church Street in Moscow. The event is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted at the gates, which open at 5:30 p.m.

In addition to Dunmore and North Pocono, bands and marching units from Abington Heights, Carbondale, Honesdale, Lakeland, Mid-Valley, Valley View, and Western Wayne will participate. Each group will perform its halftime field show. Program books, featuring participating bands, will be distributed free of charge.

The Cavalcade of Bands is an exhibition-style performance, not a competition. Because of this, bands and marching units can perform their field shows without worrying about judging criteria, timing, and other restrictions. There will be refreshments provided for participants and limited concessions available for sale to audience members. Additionally, t-shirts and air-gram greetings will be sold at the event.


Dunmorean of the Month: John Errico

Author Picture - J Errico.jpgBy Steve Svetovich

If you hit the lottery and buy a baseball team, do you want your dad to be the manager?

Bernie Endino did.

Who is Bernie Endino? Why he is the fictional character in John Errico’s book, “Dad, Wanna Be Our Manager?”

Dunmore’s very own John Errico had his book published this past April by Raven Wood Publishers.

Errico, who is the financial controller for the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, came up with the idea for the book while out on a car ride with his teenage daughters, Maria, 19, and Abby, 15.

“We were talking about what we would do if we won the lottery,” Errico said. “We were talking about the lottery and baseball. And then talked about owning a baseball team. Then the thought came to my head. I think I got it. I have the story idea for a book.

“I can write about a guy who wins the lottery, buys a baseball team and hires his dad to manage it.

“My dad (Johnny Errico, now 73) managed a baseball team. He managed the Schautz Stadium VFW Teener League champions in Dunmore back in 1984. It was a great team and they were back-to-back Schautz Teener League champions.

“The story I wrote is based on my dad’s team and its players. It is based on the things I remember happened when he coached. The kids, five of them, are referenced in my book. I just use different names, but it is their personalities and their stories. There were some true characters with interesting personalities on that team.

“My dad really liked the book. He picked it up and read it in two days.”

Errico, a 1986 Dunmore High School graduate, received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of Scranton in 1990. He worked part-time for eight years with the RailRiders as an official scorer and keeping statistics on computers before taking on a full-time role this year as a financial controller.

He discussed the theme of his book.

“The story is about a guy who hits the lottery. He wants to buy a Triple-A baseball team and hire his dad as the manager. His dad says he will do it, but wants to bring in his own guys. So he does bring in his own guys and coaches. Five of those guys are based on players from my dad’s 1984 team. The stories are similar. In my book, this team goes on to win a championship.”

Errico said he enjoyed writing the book, which is selling, but it will probably be his first and last.

He thoroughly enjoyed the time he spent with the RailRiders this season.

“It was the perfect time to step in full time, with the team winning the Governors’ Cup and Triple-A National Title. It was an amazing season with the RailRiders with all of the call-ups. We just kept having new guys step in and contribute every time someone was lost or got called up. We knew there was no stopping us in the playoffs. I certainly walked into this at the right time.”

Errico certainly has a passion for baseball and writing. His book reflects that.

Errico is married to the former Elaine Danchak, a Scranton Central graduate. The couple’s daughter Maria is a Dunmore High School graduate and Temple University sophomore Spanish Education major. The couple’s younger daughter Abby is a Dunmore High School sophomore and member of the school’s marching band.