Marywood Aviation Club delivers “Toys for Tots” to area hospital


Marywood University’s Aviation Club held its annual fundraiser for Toys for Tots, which raises funds through various on-campus events. Following the fundraisers on campus, members of the Aviation Club purchased and delivered toys to children in the pediatrics department at Moses Taylor Hospital.

Pictured from left are: Daniel Piette, senior aviation student and president of the Aviators Club; Captain Joseph A. McDonald, director of the Aviation Program; Shannon Kaspriskie, R.N., Moses Taylor Hospital; Matthew McDonald, sophomore education student at The University of Scranton; and Megan Schaefer, R.N., Moses Taylor Hospital.


“Judi H. Rock On 6” raises over $16,000 for Cancer Institute


The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute is pleased to announce the “Judi H. Rock On 6” planning committee raised $16,511 from this year’s event. The Judi H planning committee is made up of a group of friends and family of Judi Hartridge from Dunmore who died from cancer in 2007. The group has raised more than $215,000 over the past six years which includes matching funds. Proceeds from the event support NRCI’s Patient Navigation Program, which helps low income, uninsured, and under-insured individuals in northeast Pennsylvania receive their recommended breast, cervical, and colon cancer screenings.

Front row, from left are: Pat Troy, Beth Troy, John Hartridge, event cochairman; Karen M. Saunders, president, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute,  Amanda Marchegiani, community relations coordinator, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; Paul LaBelle, Judi H Rock On Founder; Dana Morris, event cochairman; Sharon LaBelle, Peggy Ann LaBelle and Carmel D’Angelo.

Committee members absent from photo include: Jim Barrett, Judi H Rock On Co-Founder; Debra Butash; Mike Duffy, Tony Vergnetti, Rob D’Angelo,Tom Voytek, and Patty Vergnetti.


“Pasta Fiesta” benefits Lackawanna Blind Association


Mary Regina Perry jointly with Bob Harrington recently hosted a “Pasta Fiesta”, Fine Food and Italian Cuisine to benefit the Lackawanna Blind Association  at G’s Wood Grille. A topal of $3,400 was raised to help fund the agencies’ programs and services for Blind and Visually Impaired individuals in Lackawanna County.

Pictured from left are: Mary Claire Boylan, Jessica Perry, Bob Harrigton, Mary Regina Perry, Mary Lou Wascavich; Executive Director, Lackawanna Blind Association, and Pat Russo.