The Dunmore Knights of Columbus recently held its annual Halloween party for about 100 area children and their family members at the Dunmore Community Center.
Volunteers from the Dunmore Knights of Columbus, Council 3635, with the help of area businesses, provided food, drinks, entertainment by a juggler, and a costume contest for categories such as the youngest, scariest, most original, funniest, and cutest.
Shown from left are: James Brennan, K of C treasurer, with winners for Youngest, Ruby June Brennan with mom; Most Original, scarecrow, Jayden Farinas; Cutest, baby wolf, Sebastian Farinas and mom; Scariest, Christopher Fortese; Funniest, banana, Brett Monelli, and John Pugliese and Mario Niece, K of C members.
The Dunmore Fire Department is challenging the Dunmore Police Department to a charity Softball Tournament on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 4:30 p.m. at Sherwood Park. Entitled the first annual Hot Shots Tournament, “Dunmore Shoots vs. Dunmore Ladders,”the two departments are going to raise money for charities by selling T-Shirts, basket raffles,50/50 drawings and pass the cap. All proceeds will be donated to Dunmore youth organizations.
Sponsors from local businesses and residents are being sought for baskets and donations. For any additional questions or information, call 570-840-1896.
We recognize that learning how to live without your loved one is difficult. How do you cope? Will you ever feel normal again?
VNA Hospice, located at 301 Delaware Avenue in Olyphant, is holding workshops in September and October to help those who are grieving. The classes will answer all of your questions and offer ways to help you continue your life productively, even when it’s a “tough day.”
Feel free to bring family and friends. If you have any questions or if you would like to confirm your attendance, please call (570)383-5180.
DHS Class Reunion
Dunmore High School, Class of 1957, will celebrate a 60th anniversary reunion on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 4 to 9 p.m. at La Buona Vita, Reilly Street, Dunmore.
Knights of Columbus Meeting
Knights of Columbus, Dunmore Council 3635, will hold their next regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m,. at St. Rocco’s Church Hall, 122 Kurtz St, Dunmore. All members are encouraged to attend. The agenda includes the annual Halloween party for children and football sweeps tickets.
Medicare Outreach Program
State Rep. Kevin Haggerty, (D) Lackawanna, has announced a new Medicare outreach program will be available every third Monday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at his district office, located at 1414 Monroe Avenue in Dunmore.
Haggerty said an APPRISE representative from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging will help constituents with questions about Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans, Medigap plans, Medicare drug plans, PACE/PACENET prescription-drug coverage and various low-income assistance programs, such as the Medicare Savings Program and Extra Help.
The Lackawanna County representative is asking constituents to please call his office to make an appointment at 570-342-2710. The local APPRISE program is sponsored by the Voluntary Action Center and is funded by the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging.
Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Casino Trip:
The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians will hold a bus trip to the Sands Casino & Outlets in Bethlehem on Saturday, Sept 30. The bus will depart from St. Patrick’s Church, Jackson Street, West Scranton, at 10 a.m. and returns for home at 5 p.m. The cost of the trip is $25 with a $20 slot rebate and $5 food voucher. There are outlet shops to explore as well as the city of Bethlehem. All proceeds benefit St. Patrick’s Food Pantry, St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen and various local charities. Contact Maureen at 570-558-5263 or Michele at 570-343-7009. Payment is due by Sept. 10. Make checks payable to LAOH-DIV. 5 and mail to Michele McDade, 102 Ridgeview Drive, Scranton, 18504.
Cancer Survivors Day
Steven J. Scheinman, M.D., has been named chair for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s 25th Annual Cancer Survivors Day- Honoring, Remembering, Sharing. Cancer Survivors Day is a dual-location event set for Saturday, Sept. 23, at McDade Park in Scranton and Saturday, Sept. 30 at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre from 10am – noon and is free of charge although pre-registration is encouraged.
The events feature the Circle of Survivors, an activity during which every person in attendance has the opportunity to say a few words about their experience with cancer. Conversation and light refreshments provide an additional opportunity for connection and support. Cancer survivors, their families and friends, as well as caregivers and healthcare professionals are invited to attend.
For more information, go towww.cancernepa.org or call the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute at (570) 941-7984.
SS. Cyril and Methodius Rummage Sale
The seventh Annual Fund Raiser Rummage Sale for SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, will be held on Sept. 22, 23, and 24 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m and Sunday until 2 p.m. Free parking is available across from the school and the Parish Parking lot at 207 River St., Olyphant.
For more info. call 570-489-2271 or 646-241-9443. A raffle will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24, with items donated from local merchants, businesses and new items. Food will be served starting at 8:30 in the morning.
Property Tax Meeting
State Rep. Kevin Haggerty, D-Lackawanna, will host a property tax elimination Town Hall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7 at his Olyphant Satellite Office, 530 E. Park St. Haggerty explained that since an Aug. 2 meeting in Scranton, his office has received daily phone calls from property owners who weren’t able to attend that meeting but want more information. For more information about the free Town Hall meeting, contact Haggerty’s office at (570) 342-2710.
Pacers Club’s Surf & Turf Dinner
Marywood University’s athletics club, the Pacers Club, will host a Surf and Turf Dinner on Monday, Sept. 25, from 6-9 p.m., at Morganz Pub and Eatery, 315 Green Ridge St., Scranton, Pa. The cost of the dinner is $85. Proceeds from the event will assist with the cost of student-athletes’ equipment and their events and programs.
The Pacers Club Surf and Turf Dinner will also serve as an opportunity to welcome Marywood University’s newest executive officers, Susan Turell, Ph.D., provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, and Tammy McHale, vice president of business affairs and treasurer.
For additional information, please contact Eric Grundman, assistant director of athletics and recreation and head men’s and women’s golf coach, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (570) 348-6211, ext. 2516.
“A Streetcar Named Desire” at Marywood University
Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will present its fall production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams’ classic American Drama, on Friday, Oct. 6, and Saturday, Oct.7. The performances will begin at 7:30 p.m., each day in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors; and $5 for students.
This year is the 70th anniversary of Tennessee Williams’ classic, A Streetcar Named Desire. The play will be performed by a talented ensemble of Marywood students and members of the community. The American Drama tells the story of the tragic heroine Blanche Dubois, who is searching for kindness and beauty in post-World War II New Orleans, colliding with Stanley Kowalski, her ruthless, brutish brother-in-law, while her reality crumbles around her.
For additional information about Marywood University’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire, or to reserve tickets in advance, please visitwww.marywood.edu/tickets, or call (570) 348-6211, ext. 6097.
Community Arts Show
Dunmore Activity Hub’s Community Arts Show will be held on Oct 6 and 7. Show and activities will take place at 1414 Monroe Ave # B, Scranton. For further information call: (570) 207-2662.
Senior Fair Hosted by Rep. Haggerty
State Rep. Kevin Haggerty, D-Lackawanna, will host a Senior Fair on Friday, Oct. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Dunmore High School, 300 W. Warren St.
The event will feature nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies and others offering information and services geared toward older adults. Vendors and senior service providers interested in participating in the expo may contact Haggerty’s office at (570) 342-2710.
The 112th District includes Archbald/Eynon, Blakely/Peckville, Dunmore, Jessup, Olyphant, Throop and Scranton.
Strength Training and Nutrition Classes
Penn State Extension, in collaboration with The University of Scranton, will be offering strength training and nutrition classes to help men and women improve their muscle strength and bone density. The “Growing Stronger” 12-week strength training program is designed for adults 40 and older. Two classes are being offered. One is on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at West Side Active Older Adult Community Center, 1004 Jackson St., Scranton, beginning Sept. 6. The other one is on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1 pm to 2 p.m. at Abington Senior Center, 1151 Winola Road, South Abington Township, beginning Sept. 7. The cost is $115.
For questions or to register, please call Penn State Extension in Lackawanna County at 570-963-6842 or go online. Space is limited and registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
Lackawanna River Conservation Association’s 30th anniversary
The 30th Anniversary celebration of the Lackawanna River Conservation Association will include over 30 events and activities conducted during September and October at various locations throughout the Lackawanna Watershed. There will be large public events and smaller educational activities with schools, senior centers and community groups and LRCA members.
The Anniversary celebration series will include a major kickoff event, a free cocktail party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday evening, Sept. 7 at the Carbondale Grand Hotel.
The Celebration will conclude with a Community Recognition Awards Dinner and Gala to be held in the Ballroom of the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple The Dinner /Gala will begin with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday evening, Oct. 5. That is the anniversary of the actual date in 1987 when the LRCA filed its articles of incorporation. In mid-September, the LRCA will announce the names of several individuals and organizations that will be recognized with awards at the dinner.
American Sign Language Classes
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children is offering various levels of classes for those wishing to learn or continue learning American Sign Language.
Level I, II and III classes are offered on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m., from September 20 to October 25. Cost is $65.00 per person.
If interested in registering, go online or contact Hannah Thebarge by phone at (570)585-1000 or by email at email@example.com.
Dunmore Knights of Columbus, Council 3635, held its annual Halloween party for children of all ages in Oct, 30 at Dunmore Community Center, with the help of area businesses, who provided food, drinks, entertainment by a DJ, and a costume contest for categories such as the youngest, scariest, most original, funniest, and cutest.
A total of 97 children along with parents and other family members attended this year’s party. Winners of the costume contest were awarded $25 in each category.
Shown in front row, from left: Nathan Sottile, funniest, Blow Up Morph; Gavin Monahan, scariest, Grim Reaper; Kasey Malone, most original, soda machine; Serafina Carrasquilla, cutest, cowgirl, with mom; Reyna Jade Brennan, youngest, strawberry, with mom and cousin Kadence. Back row: John Pugliese and James Brennan, members of the Knights of Columbus, Dunmore.