Former Commissioner Running for Register of Wills

Patrick O’Malley is running for Register of Wills of Lackawanna County. A former two term Commissioner of Lackawanna County and a former Scranton School Director, his life has been about giving back to the community. 

O’Malley began playing Santa Claus at the age of 13, and has long been a speaker on behalf of women’s rights and on behalf of the Women’s Resource Center. His sister /godmother was a victim of domestic violence when he was 11 years old. 

O’Malley is also the co-director of the “Hook” O’Malley Race Against Cancer”, which is celebrating it’s 29th year, with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. 

He’s also the cochairman of the O’Malley Free Holiday events which include Easter, Halloween, and Christmas, and is active in numerous other organizations and charities. 

O’Malley promises that he will working on behalf of the 214,000 citizens as a full time Register of Wills.

2021 SAGE Award Winners

A large number of Dunmore businesses were winners when The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce hosted its Chamber Gala in March presenting the 2021 SAGE Awards – the Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence. 

Borough businesses who came up winners included Fidelity Bank, Business of the Year winner; DePietro’s Pharmacy, Impact: Community Outreach winner; Space Time Mead & Cider Works, New and Emerging Business of the Year winner; Hematology & Oncology Associates of NEPA, People’s Choice winner, and United Sports Academy, Small Business of the Year.

This year’s event was a hybrid celebration with SAGE finalists and award sponsors attending at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, while other guests enjoyed viewing parties from home via Zoom.

Chamber president, Bob Durkin, and Chamber board chair, Patrick Fricchione, opened the ceremony thanking all finalists, award sponsors, and Gala sponsors for their dedication to the NEPA community. Emcee for the evening was Thom Welby, with musical entertainment provided by Lexington Entertainment.

The SAGE Awards honor outstanding local businesses for their talent, creativity, and innovation. This year, the awards were enhanced to honor and recognize the innovation our local businesses employed due to COVID-19.

Civil War Roundtable Restarts

The Scranton Civil War Roundtable will resume meetings on Tuesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. The Abington Community Library will be the Zoom host and everyone interested can obtain the zoom link by contacting either Charlie Spano or Renee Roberts, Project Manager, Abington Community Library 1200 W. Grove St. Clarks Summit, PA 18411 lclshome.org/abington or calling 570-587-3440. 

April’s topic will focus on the antecedents of the Civil War, including the policies of President James Buchanan, the Dred Scott decision, and the failure of the 1850 compromise and its effect on the country.