County Commissioners present check to Meals on Wheels


The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented officials from Meals on Wheels of Northeastern Pennsylvania a $3,000 check, which represents a portion of the proceeds from the recent Senior Health Fair.

The funds will be used for operations and the preparation and delivery of meals to the homebound of our community.

Shown from left:  Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Kristen Kosin, Meals on Wheels Executive Director; Jason Kavulich, Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging Director; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.   


UNICO Scranton makes donation to Ryan’s Run 7 campaign


Holiday gift-giving started early for one group of philanthropic women in Lackawanna County. Representatives from the Ladies Auxilliary of UNICO National, Scranton Chapter presented Allied Services with a donation of $1,200. The funds were raised through the UNICO National, Scranton Chapter’s Craft and Gift Fair hosted at the Dunmore Community Center in October.

The event featured raffles, a bake sale, and over 20 vendors selling jewelry, handmade gifts, gourmet foods and accessories. The donation was made as part of wider fundraising activities for WNEP’s Ryan’s Run, the annual charity campaign benefitting children and adults with disabilities at Allied Services. St Joseph’s Center also benefitted from the fundraising event.

Shown from left: Ashley deFlice, UNICO; Ryan Leckey, Reporter/Producer, WNEP TV; Lori Nozzi, UNICO; Linda Malinoski, UNICO; Patti Montalbano, UNICO, and Jim Brogna, VP of Corporate Advancement & Communication.

UNICO presents check to Equines for Freedom


The Keystone Chapter UNICO National presented a $1,754.70 check to “Equines for Freedom” from the proceeds of their “Applebee’s Flapjack Breakfast”.  “Equines for Freedom” is an organization at Marley’s Mission that offers horse therapy to veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disease (PTSD).

Pictured from left are Frank Coviello, breakfast event co-chairman; Sylvia Tagert, “Equines for Freedom” executive board member and fundraising chairwoman; Cathy Bianchi, Keystone Chapter President; and Mary Ann Coviello, breakfast event co-chairwoman.