Dunmore Presbyterian Church’s Holiday Bazaar


On Saturday, November 12, the Dunmore Presbyterian Church will host its holiday bazaar. The bazaar will take place at the church, located at 137 Chestnut Street, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vendors at the event will include: Jamberry Nails, Younique Makeup, Lularoe Clothing, Paparazzi Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Pastries by Paula, Baskets n’ Candy by Jeanie, Sabike Jewelry, Wreaths by Casey and Tara, and Thirty-One Gifts.The Waverly Wellness Center will also be available for information.

The church’s cafe will also be selling homemade soup, chilli, chilli dogs and more.

Pictured in the first row from right: Jean Biggar, Krista Frank, Georgie Levy and Linda Bourbeau.

Second row: Sue Cantarella, Barbara Keller, Kathy Williams, Patty Miller and Bonnie Forbes.

Calendar of Events: Aug. 2016

Breastfeeding Week

Moses Taylor Hospital will participate World Breastfeeding Week which runs Aug. 1-7 by hosting events that promote and support breastfeeding. Activities are planned throughout the week and the public is invited to attend.

Scheduled events include:

  • Aug. 1: A presentation of “Milk” at the Regal Dickson City Stadium 14 & IMAX at 7:30 pm.
  • Aug. 2: A support group will meet on the Lackawanna County Courthouse lawn for a picnic to show solidarity and to bring awareness. Participants are asked to pack a lunch and meet in front of the water fountain.
  • Aug. 3: Lackawanna Recycling will present information related to “Saving the Earth” through breastfeeding from 5-7 pm in the 2 West conference center at Moses Taylor Hospital.
  • Aug. 5: A Breastfeeding Week Fair will be held in the 2 West conference center at Moses Taylor Hospital from 9 am–3 pm. Children’s activities and informational booths will be available.

For more information on these events, call Sarah Glenn, international board-certified lactation consultant at Moses Taylor Hospital at 570-770-5518.

Marywood Transfer Days

marywoodMarywood University will conduct on-campus Transfer Day programs for college students or former college students considering transferring to Marywood University. In a single visit on Wednesday, Aug. 3, and Tuesday, Aug. 16, between 2-6 p.m., visitors can complete an application for admission, discuss financial aid and scholarship options, and transfer credits. Transfer Day will be held at the Office of University Admissions in the Liberal Arts Center, on the University’s campus. Fall semester classes begin on Wednesday, Aug. 24. For more information,  call Marywood’s Office of University Admissions, at (570) 348-6234, or visit www.marywood.edu/admissions.

Wine in the Woods

Tickets are on sale now for a Wine in the Woods Event on Saturday, Aug. 6. The wine-tasting event will be held at the Elmhurst Roaring Brook Volunteer Fire Company Picnic Grounds from 3 to 8 p.m. Advance ticket price is $15 and day of the event is $20. Designated driver tickets are $5.  Everyone attending must be at least 21 years of age. There will be lite fare for purchase, live entertainment, and a bonfire.

Dunmore’s Angel Night

lanternThe Dunmore community will host “Dunmore’s Angel Night” on Friday, Aug. 12. This event took place last year and was known as “Lanterns for the Lost Princess.”

This paper lantern memorial fundraiser will support the #KelceyStrong and Carissa Dartt scholarship funds. Each lantern costs $5.00 and can be purchased from the Dartt and/or Hallinan families.

On Aug. 12th, all of the lanterns will be sent up into the night sky in memory of Kelcey Hallinan, Carissa Dartt and all of Dunmore’s lost angels.

Gathering places include Dunmore High School and Sherwood Park, but you are welcome to light a lantern from wherever you are.

Parish Italian Festival

Ss. Anthony & Rocco Parish Italian Festival will be held Aug. 12, 13, and 14 at  at St. Rocco’s Church Grounds, 122 Kurtz St., Dunmore, featuring food, games and live entertainment. The festival opens Friday and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday following the Noon Mass and Procession.

Live Entertainment includes, Friday: DHS Marching Units & Cheerleaders and Picture Perfect; Saturday: The Jeffrey James Band; Sunday: Feast Day Mass & Procession at Noon followed by The Luongo Brothers Band, Take Three, and fireworks at 9 p.m.

DHS Class of 1971 Reunionbucks

Dunmore High School Class of 1971 will host its 45th class reunion on Aug. 13 at La Buona Vita, Dunmore. Committee members include Madelyn Muffullo Smith, Mary Ann Occulto Coviello, Beverly Tur Koval, Archie Parker, Jimmy Boccardo, Suzanne Flynn Santarsiero, Cathy Errico Mazur, and Gary Smith. For information, contact Mary Ann Occulto Coviello at (570) 344-3737.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Flea Market

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Peckville, will be holding its annual Summer Flea & Food Fest on August 13-15 in the air-conditioned parish auditorium.  Please come and enjoy the treasure hunt along with delicious homemade ethnic foods from the concession stand. Hours are  Saturday, 8am-6pm; Sunday and Monday, 8am-4pm.  A take-out pasta & meatball dinner will be served on Sunday from 11am to 3pm. Tickets are $10, purchased in advance only, by phone or visiting the parish office: 1101 Willow Street, Peckville, 570-383-3244 ext. 2.This fundraiser will also benefit other local charitable non-profit organizations.

Dunmore Summer Festival

SYAThe Sherwood Youth Association will sponsor the annual Dunmore Summer Festival at Sherwood Park in Dunmore. The event will be held from 5-11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday (August 18-19) and from 4-11 p.m. Saturday (August 20). 

This year’s bands, the Fabulous Fortunes, Picture Perfect and Blush, will take the stage at 7 p.m. each evening. Food selections will include everything from pizza fritta to pasta fagiole. Count on a night filled with great entertainment and music for the whole family!

“To Kill a Mockingbird” Auditions

Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will hold auditions for its fall production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” at the Black Box Theatre, located in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, on Friday, Aug. 26, from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, from 1-5 p.m. Auditions are open to the public. The performance for “To Kill a Mockingbird” will take place in the Black Box Theatre, in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts on Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. For additional information, please contact Charles Gorden, M.F.A., associate professor and theatre program director at Marywood University, at (570) 961-4517, or email gorden@marywood.edu.

Northeast Music Center Guitar Raffle

gp001_logo_5colorNortheast Music Center Inc., Dickson City, a nationally known retailer for electric and acoustic guitars as well as other musical instruments, will raffle off a $4,200 USA made Carlos Santana model guitar in cooperation with Paul Reed Smith Guitar in Maryland. 

The guitar is signed by Santana. Tickets are $10 each or 12 for $100 and can be purchased online through Friday, Sept. 9. The drawing will be held Saturday, Sept. 10.

All proceeds will benefit the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, South Abington Township. The guitar has been hand-signed by Santana.

Questions can be sent to Jack Gretz at (570) 909-9216 or jgretz@nemusiccenter.com

Flapjack Fundraiser

The Keystone Chapter UNICO will conduct 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 post traumatic stress disease.  Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children and  can be purchased by contacting Frank or Mary Ann Coviello at 570-344-3737 or any Keystone UNICO member.  

Rummage Sale in Olyphant

Parishioners of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, met recently to plan the sixth annual rummage sale for September 23, 24 and 25 at St. Cyril’s Grade School, 133 River St., Olyphant. Contact Laurel Telep at (570) 383-0319 regarding raffle prizes or donations. Rev. Nestor Isawiw is pastor.

Marywood University Research Project

Marywood University’s Human Physiology Lab is looking for participants in a research study to determine the effects of chlorgenic acid (a component of green coffee beans) and guayusa (a plant-based tea extract) on blood sugar levels. For details and to see if you qualify to participate, contact Deanne Garver, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry at Marywood University, at 570.348.6211, ext. 2564, or email dgarver@marywood.edu, or contact Kathy Uhranowsky, R.N., Human Physiology Lab manager, at 570.340.6069, or email kuhranowsky@marywood.edu.


Dunmoreans of the Month: Mary Lou Karlack and Lenore Latarewicz

Dunmoreans of month pic

UNICO Flea market cochairs are Mary Lou Karlack, left, and Lenore Latarewicz, right.

By Steve Svetovich

Keystone UNICO is hosting a Flea Market and Bake Sale Saturday,,April 23, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Dunmore Community Center and Activity Hub, 1414 Monroe Ave., Dunmore.

Mary Lou Karlack, Dunmore, and Lenore Latarewicz are co-chairpersons for this fundraiser.

The fundraising event is part of UNICO’s mission to raise monies for local charities.

UNICO’s  motto is “Service Above Self.”

UNICO stands for Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity, Opportunity.

Latarewicz and Karlack said UNICO’s chapters devote much of their energies to supporting local charities that serve the local communities.

“We encourage everyone to join us as we work together to make a contribution to the service of others.

“We would like to invite all our friends in the community to this fundraising event.”

The majority of the 164 members of the Keystone Chapter of UNICO are from or live in Dunmore.

John Mecca, Dunmore, is president of the Keystone Chapter of UNICO.

UNICO is the largest Italian American service organization in the United States.

The UNICO national office is in Fairfield, New Jersey.

“We are very hopeful the community will come to support us,” said Latarewicz, a five-year UNICO Charter member.

“We think it is wonderful to use the Dunmore Community Center and Activity Hub to help us with our needs to raise funds for local charities. It is wonderful to obtain the Dunmore Activity Hub for this affair.

“It is a beautiful facility and we are happy to support it. We are thrilled they support us and we support them.

“We expect this to be a successful fundraiser. We previously did this in 2014. It takes some work, but it is well worth it.

“Our annual pig roast is a major fundraiser as well as our annual golf tournament which supports the local YMCA in Dunmore.

“We do this to raise money to support the numerous charities we provide monies to throughout the year. We support a lot of charities in Dunmore. We are a part of UNICO National.

“We are constantly trying to raise funds for local charities.”

UNICO was organized in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1922 when a group of Italian Americans led by Dr. Anthony P. Vastola began providing service in the community. The idea then spread to several other cities in the East where additional Chapters were chartered. The first UNICO convention was held in New York City in 1930. On July 4, 1947, at a convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, UNICO National was born.

The UNICO National Mission Statement is: To promote and enhance the image of Italian Americans; For members to be of service to the community; To promote Italian heritage and culture; To promote, support and assist charitable, scientific, cultural, educational and literary projects; To promote members’ interest in public welfare; And to cooperate with others in civic, social and cultural development.

UNICO grants scholarships, promotes Italian study chairs, observes Columbus Day with appropriate activities, supports programs aiding underprivileged and handicapped children, community civic activities, mental health, cancer and Cooley’s anemia research. It promotes good fellowship among members.

UNICO is non-political and non-sectarian.

Latarewicz was chairperson for the event in 2014.

Latarewicz and Karlack are working very hard to make the event this year a huge success at the Dunmore Community Center and Activity Hub. Both are working very hard to make the Flea Market and Bake Sale a very worthwhile event to the community.

It is an event for the whole community to enjoy. And all monies raised go to assist local charities.