Dancers Perform “Nutracker Highlights” at The Ritz

The Linn McDonald School of Dance recently presented “Nutcracker Highlights” at The Ritz Theatre in Downtown Scranton.

Featured dancers included, bottom row: Haley Stroccia and Sadie Hughes.

Top row:  Adriyanna Kushner, Samy Shwartz and Nina Swailles. 

Delivering Smiles to Children for the Holidays

The Lackawanna County Commissioners recently presented a $25,000 donation to support the annual Toys For Tots Drive.  Due to the economic hardships created by the COVID 19 pandemic, this gift helped to deliver smiles, hope, and Santa to children during the holiday season.

Shown from left are:  Brenda Sacco, Lackawanna County Economic Development Director; Commissioner Chris Chermak, Marine Staff Sergeant Sal Dely, J.J. Perrone, Lackawanna County Economic Development Department; Commissioner Debi Domenick, Esq., and Commissioner Jerry Notarianni.   

UNICO Members Gather for Christmas Party

Dunmore’s Keystone UNICO Christmas Party at Fiorelli’s was a wonderful evening with enjoyment for all 93 attendees.  Four new members were inducted into the Chapter by UNICO National Executive Vice President Dr. Peter Pettinato.  

A check presentation was made to Saint Joseph’s Center in memory of Chapter Charter Member Cherie’ Mecca by her mother, Keystone Chapter Charter member Dolores Mecca. Accepting the check was UNICO member Sister Mary Alice Jacquinot, IHM.  

Another highlight of the evening was the three U.S. Marines who were present to accept the plethora of Christmas gifts and monetary donations for their annual Toys for Tots Drive, an annual ritual for Keystone since its chartering. This donation was cochaired by Peter and Sallie Noto.  

Entertainment was provided by song stylist Jimmie Cerminaro throughout the evening, with Italian love songs and traditional Christmas music to listen to and dance by.  Several songs were duets with Keystone Member Toni DiVizio. Three Christmas stockings stuffed with PA Lottery Tickets were raffled off to three lucky winners–Marie Burke, Dr. Frank DeFrank and Val Riggi.  Fiorelli’s dinner buffet made the evening complete.  

Keystone Chapter UNICO is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a celebration on April 23, 2022, at Fiorelli’s.  Membership with Keystone UNICO is open to U.S. citizens of Italian descent or whose spouse is.  For an application, contact Membership Chairman Ann Summa at 570-842-9336 or any Keystone member.