UNICO to Sponsor Designer Purse BINGO

Keystone Purse Purchases _1Dunmore’s Keystone UNICO is sponsoring a designer purse bingo on Sunday, Nov. 19, from noon to 4 p.m.,  with proceeds going to local scholarships and charities.  The event will be held at Eagle McClure Hose Company, Old Forge, with tickets at $20. Keystone UNICO is a 501c3 not for profit organization and is also the second largest UNICO National chapter in the United States.

There will be 20 designer purses, namely Michael Kors, Coach, Kate Spade, Dooney and Bourke, and Patricia Nash.  There will also be four special bingo prizes as well as a basket raffle.  Refreshments and baked goods will be available for purchase.

Tickets can be purchased from all Keystone Chapter Members or call Michele McDade at 570-343-7009 or Lenore Latarewicz at 570-878-4900.

Pictured are committee members with Macy’s representatives, in front from left: Marcia Fuller, Macy’s sales associate; Sylvia Tagert, Mary DePalma, Mary Ann Coviello and Toni DiVizio.  

Standing: Cathy Bianchi, Val Riggi, cochair Michele McDade; Ivar Iversen, Macy’s sales manager; cochair Lenore Latarewicz, Dot Mariani and Nancy Malone.

Dunmore Senior Center to Host Designer Purse Bingo Fundraiser


The Board of Directors of the Dunmore Senior Center are planning the second annual Designer Purse Bingo to benefit the participants of the Center.  The Bingo, which will be held at Dunmore Community Center, 1414 Monroe Ave., on Sunday, Oct. 1,  will feature 26 purses by designers, Coach, Dooney and Bourke, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, and Vera Bradley. Doors open at noon with the games beginning promptly at 1 p.m.

Anyone interested to donating to the event or purchasing tickets to the event should contact Program Director, Alison Boga at 570-207-2662 ext. 2, or board member, Brenda Colbert at 570-299-7909.

Shown from left are board members Gerald Skettino, Brenda Colbert, Esq.; Al Lawrence, Louis Paciotti, board president; Dr. Alice McDonnell, Jeanne Phillips and Todd Labelle.


Dunmore Seniors Busy in Summer Months

By Steve Svetovich

The Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe, located at 1414 Monroe Avenue, has been buzzing in the summer months.

A highlight in July was the Dunmore Small Business Days and Open House. The event was held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 18. There were free refreshments and door prizes during the three-hour event.

Big Bingo, with the winner taking all was held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8. All monies collected were given out in prizes. The more who played, the better the prizes. Regular bingo continues every Monday.

Janine Holder of the Attorney General’s Office came to the Dunmore Activity Hub at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8  Her discussion was very informative and helpful to the seniors.

The Farmer’s Market Voucher Day was held Tuesday, July 14. Lunch was served during the event.

The Site Council meeting was held at 10 a.m on Tuesday, July 21. Seats were open on the Council at that time.

Congressman Matt Cartwright’s office personnel were at the Dunmore Activity Hub on Wednesday, July 29. The staff discussed senior citizen issues.

The Wii Bowling Tournament began on Tuesday, July 7, and will run through the rest of the summer months. The winner with the highest total score and the winner with the highest total average will receive $25 certificates. If you miss a day, you can make it up on a Friday.

Other activities held in the Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe in July included crafts, speakers, chair exercise group, Bible Study, Wii Brain Academy, Blood Pressure alternate Tuesdays, volunteer time stretching, oil painting, yoga and Stretchin’ with Gretchen.

State Representatives Farina and Flynn also hosted a shredding event from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 18 at at Scranton High School. The event was open to all.

Jeanne Hugenbruch is executive director of the Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe. “Enjoy the summer weather and keep on joining us for the summer activities at the Hub,” she said. “We have a lot to offer.”

Shirley Martinelli is reservationist at the Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe. Carol Angerson is lead volunteer. Lottie Collins is site council president. Toni Powell is kitchen coordinator.

For more information on the Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe and its programs, call 570-207-2662. The Fax number is 570-207-2640.

The Dunmore Activity Hub and Cafe for Seniors is a non-profit agency supported in part through the Lackawanna County Area on Aging, the Dunmore borough and the fundraising efforts of the Senior Site Council and the Board of Directors.