Dunmoreans to Star in Annual Nutcracker Ballet


Ballet Theatre of Scranton and Marywood University will present the 42nd annual free performances of The Nutcracker Dec. 26, 27 and 28th at the Marywood Sette LaVerghetta Theater at 2 and 7:30 p.m. each day.

General public free tickets are available two hours prior to the specific performance at the Marywood box office.

Pictured are Dunmore residents, Celia Eagen on floor, and Isabella Luciani, standing.  

Joanne Arduino, also a Dunmore resident is Artistic Director.  Another dancer , Elizabeth Conway of Dunmore, will perform the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Allied Services to host annual Breakfast with Santa


Allied Volunteers are offering their annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 10, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Graff Community Room at Allied Services.  The all-you-can-eat breakfast will include eggs, french toast, sausage, cereal, coffee, tea and juice while Christmas music plays throughout.

Santa will make his appearance and all will have the opportunity to sit with Santa and receive a gift.  Be sure to bring your camera. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children.  Reservations are a must and can be made by contacting P.J. Kilvitis at 570-348-1398.

Planners include, from left: Lorraine Daniels, Pat Mould, Betty Anderson, Shirley Lepthien, Nancy Connolly, Santa Claus, a.k.a. Mark McDade; Shirley Lewis, Bill Tonti, Barb Smith, Bob McDonough, and Phyllis Sileo.  Absent from photo is Volunteer president Traci Adomiak.

Grace Bible Church hosts Living Christmas Village

nativity-photoThe Grace Bible Church, located on University Drive in Dunmore, hosted its eighth annual Living Christmas Village for the community to enjoy on Dec. 3 and 4.

This free event for families featured live-music from Dunmore High School Jazz Band and Choir, Penn State Worthington’s Jazz Band and Choir, and the Serenity Harpists, as well as some other local artists.

The walk-through village included an interactive journey through Biblical times, games and crafts for children, puppets, a Live Nativity, hot cocoa and cookies and much more.

Shown from left: Brooke Eason, Abby Hunter, Megan Eason, and Jonathan Hunter