Boy Scouts Plan Pasta Fagioli Fundraiser


Boy Scouts in Troop 66, Dunmore, have made plans for the troop’s annual Pasta Fagioli dinner to take place on Friday, April 7, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Dunmore Presbyterian Church, 137 Chestnut Street. Tickets are $8 and will be available at the door. Takeout dinners will be available.

Kneeling, from left: Evan Rade and Zachary Eynon. Standing, same order: A.J. Smith, Jeff Pizzuto, James Lamberti, Robert Troy, Ryan Wozniak, Bobby McMynne, Nathaniel Rade, Paris Alunni and Andrew Durkin.

Little Sisters of the Poor plan St. Patrick’s Day celebration


LSP St. Patrick's committee pic

Pictured are committee members planning the Little Sisters of the Poor St. Patrick’s dinner, including, first row from left: Ann Kwak, Theresa Durkin, and Mary Sheils. Second row: Sr. Marie Therese, l.s.p.; Lisa Blaker, director of activities and volunteer coordinator; MaryCarol Kanton; and Janet Skibinski. Third row: Charlie Butler; Pete Kanton; and Jackie Galvin, M.S., director of development and communications. Also serving on the committee are Dolly Densevich; Faith Foley; Carole Paswinski; Mary Jane Sheridan; Lisa Sutter; Nancy Wilson; Karen and Howie Wyandt; and Mother Theresa Louisa, l.s.p.

The Little Sisters of the Poor are kicking off St. Patrick’s Day at their third annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Dinner on Sunday, March 6, at Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton, located adjacent to Marywood University. The event will begin with Mass at 11 a.m. with a bagpipe processional and recessional in the chapel followed by the dinner and entertainment from 12 to 4 p.m. in the auditorium.

The menu includes ham and cabbage with potatoes and carrots, rolls and butter, vanilla ice cream with mint or chocolate syrup, and beverages. The entertainment for the afternoon includes the Kearns Drum and Pipe Band, E.J. the D.J., and Irish step dancing by the Crossmolina School of Dance.

Tickets for adults are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets for children 10 and younger are $6. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (570) 343-4065 or online at

In addition to the dinner, there will be a bake sale which will include the Sisters’ famous homemade scones and an assortment of other baked goods. There will also be raffles for gift baskets and gift certificates for area restaurants and businesses as well as a raffle.

There will be plenty of free and convenient parking in the residence’s parking lot or via a handicap accessible van providing shuttle service from the Marywood University parking lot on the corner of Adams and University Avenues to the dinner.

The Little Sisters also have numerous dinner sponsorship packages available which are great advertising vehicles for businesses as well as a way to honor or remember someone you love.

For advance ticket purchases and sponsorship information, please contact Mrs. Jackie Galvin, M.S., director of development and communications, at (570) 343-4065 ext. 3144 or

All proceeds will be used to assist the Little Sisters in replacing the nightstands in each resident’s room at Holy Family Residence.


UNICO Presents Service Awards

UNCO Service Awards - Distinguished Directors

At the recent Service Awards Dinner, President Jim Mack presented the Keystone Chapter’s Distinguished Director’s Service Award. Pictured from left are Tom Carlucci, Ernie DeStefano, Ray Tropeano, President Mack, Joe Michalczyk, Marilyn Vitali, Carmela Iannetta and Charter Board President Peter Noto.

UNICO Service Awards - Service Above Self

Additionally, President James Mack presented the Chapter’s “Service Above Self” Award. Pictured from left are President Jim Mack and “Service Above Self” award recipients Cathy Bianchi, John N. Mecca and Ernie DeStefano.