Cub Scouts Compete in Annual Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby #1

Cub Scouts from Dunmore Pack 66 competed for top honors in speed and design at the annual Pinewood Derby recently at Dunmore Presbyterian Church.

A total of 36 Cub Scouts designed and built their Pinewood Derby cars with help from their families who happily cheered them on during the exciting contest.

The fastest cars sped down the track at more than 180 miles per hour. Scouts from all six ranks competed in four heats racing against their fellow Pack friends.

Winners advance to the District Pinewood Derby to be held on April 14.


Pinewood Derby #2

The top three speed winners from Dunmore Cub Scout Pack 66 in the recent Pinewood Derby are shown from left: Max DePietro with “Delorean Danger,” first; Brendan Shaffer with “Spaghetti Wagon,” second; and Michael McKenna with “Rapidfire,” third.

Calendar of Events: Sept. 2016

Flapjack Fundraiser

unico.pngKeystone Chapter UNICO is conducting an Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser with “Equines For Freedom” being the primary beneficiary on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 8-10 a.m. at Applebee’s at the Viewmont Mall.  “Equines for Freedom” is located at Marley’s Mission and offers horse therapy for veterans who suffer from PTSD.  Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children and  can be purchased by contacting Frank or Mary Ann Coviello at 570-344-3737.

Italian Language Classes

Keystone Chapter UNICO National is conducting a 10 class semester of beginner/refresher Italian Language Classes beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Dunmore Historical Society on Tripp Street, Dunmore, just off Drinker Street.  The hour-long classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. To register, contact Mark McDade at 570-343-7009.

Cub Scout Registration

cub.gifRegistration for Cub Scouts has been scheduled on September 6 from 6 to 7 p.m. and again on Sept. 12 from 6:30 p.m. at Dunmorean Presbyterian Church for Pack 66.

Boys who are seven years old and have completed Kindergarten are welcomed to participate. A brand new program has been unveiled this year with more activities, trips, community service and outdoor adventures.  Cub Scouting combines outdoor activities, sports, academics (including STEM programming) in a fun and exciting way that helps teach ideals such as honesty, good citizenship, and respect.  

Boys can join anytime, but sign-up nights are now being held throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Sherry’s Royalettes Registration

Sherry’s Royalettes are currently holding Fall registration for baton twirling lessons. Classes will begin on Monday, Sept. 19, at the Dunmore Community Center under the direction of Sherry Nicolais. For more information and to register please phone 570-961-3635.

Constitution Day Lecture

Marywood University’s social sciences department will host a talk by historian Dr. Cassandra Good in commemoration of Constitution Day, on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m., in the McGowan Community Room, which is located in the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life at Marywood. Dr. Good will be presenting on her book, Founding Friendships:  Friendships between Men and Women in the Early American Republic. Dr. Good is an assistant professor of history, as well as an associate editor of The Papers of James Monroe, at the University of Mary Washington. For additional information, contact Adam Shprintzen, assistant professor in the social sciences department at Marywood University, at

YMCA Bike Event

YMCAColin Getts, Greater Scranton YMCA Wellness Coordinator, will bike for 10 hours on Monday, Sept. 26, to raise awareness and money for the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.

Beginning at 6:30 am, Colin will bike for 10-hours on a stationary bike set-up at the Greater Scranton YMCA. A second bike will be set-up next to Colin where supporters can donate to ride next to him. The community is invited to visit the Y on Sept. 26 to support Colin and make a donation to LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.

Olyphant Rummage Sale

Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, will host its sixth annual rummage sale fundraiser on Sept. 23, 24 and 25 at St. Cyril’s Gym, 133 River St., Olyphant. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Items include:  Furniture, new items, household items,  kitchen items, bathroom, bedroom, living room, basement, outdoor, garden, craft items, religious, games, sporting goods, all type of books, holiday, ladies accessories,  children’s toys and books, tools,  music media-records,  antiques, Ukrainian items, and more. Raffle tickets and refreshments will be available.  Contact Lauren Telep at 570-383-0319.

Denny Corby Event

American Advertising Federation of Northeast Pennsylvania will present “20 Minutes and a Beer with Denny Corby” on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the lounge of The Scranton Club, located below POSH. Corby is a magician, mentalist, entertainer and speaker. He will speak about establishing a brand and marketing yourself as a professional and an individual. The event is open to persons 18 years and older. The first beer will be served to those 21 years or older free from the AAF. Proper ID will be required for the event. Admission is $5 for AAF members; $10 for non-members; AAF students, free; $3 for non-member students.

Barbershop on Broadway Show

The Northeasters Honesdale Barbershop Chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society directed by Mrs. Tamlyn Ebert will present its 38th annual show, entitled “Barbershop On  Broadway”  on  Saturday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at Honesdale High School. Included in the program are “Cabaret”, “They Call the Wind Mariah”, “Oh What a Beautiful Morning”, “Singin’ In The Rain”, and “There’s No Business Like Show Business.”  The guest professional championship barbershop quartet will be “ Razzmatazz”.  The $10 tickets (students, $5) may be purchased at the door or from any chorus member. For information, call 570-685-1554.



Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events: September 2015

La Festa Italiana

The annual La Festa Italiana will take place over Labor Day weekend, Sept,  4-7,  on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton. The event will feature more than 80 vendors offering great Italian food, and continuous live entertainment.  On Friday the festival will begin at 4 p.m. and will feature The Duprees at 7 p.m. For the remaining days of the festival, activities will begin at 11 a.m. The Bronx Wanderers will perform at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

For more information, please visit:

Columbus Day Trip

Keystone UNICO will sponsor a Columbus Day Bus Trip to New York City on Monday, Oct. 12.  Boarding will begin at 8:15 a.m. across from the Dunmore Community Center on Monroe Avenue. The bus will then leave to return to Dunmore at 7 p.m. The cost for this trip is $30 per person. To make reservations, call Ann Summa at (570) 842-9336.

On this day, the Columbus Day Association of NYC conducts the largest Columbus Day Parade to be seen. While in New York, trip participants will have the opportunity to see this magnificent and colorful parade that begins at noon and ends at 3 p.m. They can also go to lunch or shop their favorite stores. All will reboard the bus later in the day and head to Arthur Avenue, home to “The Little Italy of The Bronx,” for more shopping and dinner at one of the many Italian Ristoranti to be found in the area.

Boy Scout Fall Registration

Boy Scout Troop 57, chartered by the Mary Mother of God Parish, Holy Rosary Church in Scranton, is gearing up for its fall registration. The Troops meets on Thursdays at the Holy Rosary Center, West Market Street, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Meetings will begin after Labor Day, Sept. 10.

Led by Scoutmaster Eric Meyers, the troop welcomes all boys ages 11-17, beginning in the fifth grade, to visit the troop and see all that scouting has to offer. Enjoying camping, hiking, boating, first aid, participating in community functions and many other activities, each scout can work on badges and rank at their own pace. The troop spends a week each July at Goose Pond Boy Scout Reservation.

Cub Pack 21 Fall Registration

Dickson City Cub Scout Pack 21 will hold their fall registration starting at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 10. Open house will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 24.. Boys can visit any Thursday after those dates.  The Open house promises an event full of fun, games and Scout skills. Families are invited to participate. The Cubs have a variety of activities planned this year such the Rain Gutter Regatta, Pinewood Derby and three summer camping options.

Financial aid is available for uniforms and camping, through the Northeastern Boy Scout of America, located on Montage Mountain. Cub Pack 21 holds individual fundraising accounts to benefit Scout activities.

Cub Pack 21 is chartered by Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church and meets at LaSalle Dickson City Campus on Thursdays. All boys in grades one through five are encouraged to join.  

More information on Cub Pack 21 can be found by logging onto

Ladies Auxiliary Meeting

A Ladies Auxiliary meeting with be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 at Post 3474 Dunmore.

Cancer Survivors Day

Cancer survivors, patients, caregivers, oncology medical professionals and healthcare professionals are invited to connect and reunite at the 23rd Annual Cancer Survivors Day hosted by the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute.

This year participants can choose between two locations/dates for the event. Cancer Survivors Day will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre and from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 26, at McDade Park in Scranton.

Each event will include the Circle of Survivors, an activity where those in attendance will be able to share a thought or inspirational message about their experience with cancer. Additionally, there will be a survivor’s banner, which all attendees can sign, survivor and caregiver ribbons and pins, autograph books/programs and light refreshments.

To register, please call the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute at (1-800) 424-6724 or visit

Rummage Sale

Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church of Olyphant will host its fifth  annual Rummage Sale on Sept. 18-20 at a new location: the St. Cyril’s Grade School Gym, at 133 River St., Olyphant. The sale will begin at 8 a.m. each day.  There will be a raffle with donations from local restaurants, retail stores at the event.

For information regarding donations from yard sales, rummage sale, estate sales etc., contact Lauren Telep at (570) 383-0319 or Father Nestor Iwasiw at (570) 489-2271.

Build Your Influence Summit

Build Your Influence Summit is a two-day conference is geared towards bloggers and entrepreneurs looking to grow their influence by developing skills needed to cultivate relationships with brands and other entrepreneurs. With sessions geared towards improving photography to learning more about SEO and social networking strategies, there is sure to be something for influencers at any level. The conference will be held on Sept. 26-27 at the Aquatopia Resort at Camelback Resort.

The Build Your Influence Summit is the brainchild of two bloggers, Jenna Urban of Bucktown Bargains and Megan Galko of, who realized that their Influence is more powerful when they work together.

For information contact Jenna Urban at or (570) 499-7690 or by visiting

Classic Movie Night

Join The Lackawanna Historical Society at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City for a tribute to Scranton native and legendary film star Lizabeth Scott.

The event will be featuring the 1947 film “Dead Reckoning” with Humphrey Bogart and the 1957 film “Loving You”, in which Scott appeared with Elvis in his first starring role. LHS Trustee Richard Leonori will offer a short introduction about the life of Lizabeth Scott. Tickets will be $8 per person and will be sold at the event. More information can be found on the event page on Facebook titled: “Classic Movie Night Liz Scott Film Festival.”