Dunmore Business Pledges Support to River Conservation

Space Time Mead & Cider Works of Dunmore joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support The Lackawanna River Conservation Association.

“When we started our winery in 2018, one of our core principals was to do what we could to protect our natural environment. After all, our wine depends on clean air, water, soil and biodiversity”, said Dan Schreffler, President of Space Time Mead & Cider Works. “We could think of no other local organization that has done so much for Lackawanna County’s quality of life by protecting and cleaning up the Lackawanna River and surrounding lands.”

“Currently, only 3% of total philanthropy goes to the environment and, only 5% of that comes from businesses. The planet needs bigger support than this, and our growing network of business members is doing its valuable part to increase giving and support on-the-ground outcomes. We’re excited to welcome Space Time Mead & Cider Works to our global movement,” says Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet.

By contributing 1% of their annual sales, thousands of 1% for the Planet members have raised over $265 million to support approved environmental nonprofits around the globe. Nonprofits are approved based on referrals, track record and environmental focus. Thousands of nonprofits worldwide are currently approved.

“The biggest challenge we face in our work of river conservation and watershed stewardship is the lack of locally available funding to match state and federal grants and to help sustain our everyday operations,” said Bernie McGurl, Executive Director of the Lackawanna River Conservation Organization, (LRCA). “Having a dedicated fund like 1% for the Planet and a local business, like Space Time Mead & Cider Works reach out to us can be a real game changer to help advance our mission in the Lackawanna Watershed. We gratefully welcome the support of Space Time and look to their example as an encouragement to other local businesses to join with them in supporting 1% for the Planet and the LRCA.”

Calendar of Events: May 2019

Carnival at Sherwood ParkSherwood Park Spring Carnival

The Sherwood Youth Association will host its annual spring carnival Tuesday, April 30, through Saturday, May 4, at Sherwood Park in Dunmore. There will rides, games, food and fun compliments of Midway by A.E.B Amusement.

On Tuesday and Thursday nights and Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., there will be a $15 wristband special.

DCCHS Class Reunion

Dunmore Central Catholic High School (DCCHS) Class of 1969 is planning a 50th Class Reunion to be held on Saturday, Sept 28, 2019 at La Buona Vita, 200 Reilly Street, Dunmore. Planners are currently seeking contact information on four classmates: Mary Ann McNulty Clifford, Frank Moeller, Patricia Napolitano Steel and Bill Nolan. For any information/inquires, contact Bocker Hunt, 570-430-5268.

Geranium Sale

Order beautiful 14″ patio pots of red or pink geraniums from Cadden Florist for Memorial Day, to be picked up on May 22 or 23. Proceeds from the flower sale benefit the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Memorial Fund. Quantities are limited, so place your order today. Call 570-344-9027 and ask for Mary.

marywoodMarywood Book Sale

Marywood University continues to promote books and reading through its biannual book swap and sale. The University’s Spring Book Swap and Sale will take place in the Learning Commons Lobby from Monday, May 6, through Thursday, May 9. From Monday through Wednesday, the Book Swap and Sale will take place from 8 a.m. – midnight, and from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., on Thursday, May 9. Proceeds from Tuesday’s sale will benefit the English Department Club. This event is free and open to the public.

A wide selection of titles and genres will be available. The book swap and sale is sponsored by the English Club and Library Services. Book donations are being received on the first floor of the Learning Commons. For additional information, please contact Annette Fisher, associate professor of library services, at (570) 348-6211, ext. 2365, or email fisher@maryu.marywood.edu.

Actors Circle Presents Pygmalion

Actors Circle continues with Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw on May 2, 3, 4 and 5, with performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission; $10 seniors, and $8 students. The show is presented at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. For reservations, call (570) 342-9707, or email to: tickets@actorscircle.com. All reservations are held 10 minutes until show time.

LRCA_LogoA orgRiverfest 2019

On Saturday, May 11, paddlers will take to the water and revelers will fill the banks of the Lackawanna River for RiverFest draws the community outdoors after the long winter to celebrate the Valley and the River that runs through it. Activities include a Canoe-A-Thon and Duck-A-Thon. Sponsorships are welcome, as well as volunteers for activities running from 8 a.m.l to 6 p.m.

RiverFest 2019 is a full day of river activities, music, food and drink, educational and environmental displays, vendors, and fun for all ages.  Join us in this annual celebration of the Lackawanna River and its watershed! Find more information at www.lrca.org

Catholic Choral Society Spring Concerts

The annual spring concerts of the Catholic Choral Society of Scranton will be presented on Friday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 316 William St., Scranton, and on Sunday evening, May 19 at 7 p.m.. at St. Ignatius Church, 339 N. Maple St., Kingston.

At Holy Rosary Church, the Choral Society will host the Christ the King Youth Choir under the direction of Mary Edmunds and Stacey Whitaker.  At St. Ignatius Church in Kingston, the Choral Society will host the Wyoming Valley Barbershop Harmony Chorus directed by Phil Brown and Justin Davis.

The Catholic Choral Society, marking its 70th season, is composed of 50 members from Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Susquehanna and Wyoming  Counties.

Board members assisting co-presidents Brenda Grunza, Nicholson,  and Dr. Tom Rittenhouse, Clarks Summit, in arranging the concert include: Nancy Flannery, Kingston; Sheila O’Brien, Dunmore; Lois Ostrowski, Pittston and Kate Conaboy, Archbald.

Director of the Catholic Choral Society is Ann Manganello, Exeter and the  accompanist is Jean Shields, Scranton.

Tickets are available from society members or by calling 570-587-2753; tickets are also available at the door: adults $10, seniors and students $8, children under 12 free.

Actors Circle Presents “Tuesdays with Morrie”

Tuesdays with MorrieThe final show of Actors Circle’s 37th season will be Tuesdays with Morrie by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, based on the book by Mitch Albom.

Directed by Kaylah Hodgins, the show will be presented May 30 and 31 and June 1, 2, 6, 7, 8 and 9 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $12 general admission; $10, senior citizens, and $8 students. Special prices on May 30 at $8 general admission and seniors; $6 students. For reservations, call 570-342-9707, or email to: tickets@actorscircle.com. All reservations are held 10 minutes until show time.

The cast includes Scott Rave and Bob Taylor. Tuesdays With Morrie is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.

Penn State NightPenn State Night Dinner

The Greater Scranton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association has announced that the annual “Penn State Night” dinner will be held on Wednesday, May 22.

Featured speaker will be Jay Paterno, former Penn State quarterback and football coach. Alumnus of the Year is Donnie Collins, Times-Tribune sportswriter and Penn State beat reporter.

Dinner is at Fiorelli’s, Peckville. Doors open at 6 p.m. and program begins at 7:30.p.m. Tickets are $50 and available by calling  570-963-2537.

Calendar of Events: April 2019

jog for judeJog for Jude

Please join us for the 5th annual Jog for Jude – held in memory of our precious Jude Theodore Zayac who passed away on July 23, 2014 from SIDS.

On April 28, 2019 we will #jogforjude in honor of Jude’s 5th birthday, and we are beyond excited to share with all of you that Dr. Goldstein will be joining us all the way from Boston Children’s Hospital!

Choose from a 5K race or 1 mile fun walk! Following the race, please join the Zayac family for a day of family fun with a Community Celebration – featuring food and drink, basket raffles, face-painting, a bounce house, DJ – and more!

Have a fun, memorable family day and donate to two worthy causes in Jude’s name – the St. Joseph’s Center Baby Pantry and the SIDS research being conducted at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Pancake Breakfast

Post 3474 in Dunmore will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 110 Chestnut Street in Dunmore. The event is open to the public. The menu will include pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Tickets for adults are $8; children, $5. There will be a 50/50 raffle.

LRCA_LogoA orgRiverFest

On Saturday, May 11, paddlers will take to the water and revelers will fill the banks of the Lackawanna River for RiverFest draws the community outdoors after the long winter to celebrate the Valley and the River that runs through it. Activities include a Canoe-A-Thon and Duck-A-Thon. Sponsorships are welcome, as well as volunteers for activities running from 8 a.m.l to 6 p.m.

RiverFest 2019 is a full day of river activities, music, food and drink, educational and environmental displays, vendors, and fun for all ages.  Join us in this annual celebration of the Lackawanna River and its watershed!

Find more information at www.lrca.org

Actors Circle Presents “Pygmalion”

actorsActors Circle will present Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw on April 25-28 and May 2-5 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton.  Cutain time on Thursday, Friday and Saturday is 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12, general admission, $10 seniors, $8 students.

Professor Henry Higgins, a linguistic expert, takes on a bet that he can transform an awkward cockney flower seller into a refined young lady simply by polishing her manners and changing the way she speaks.  One of Shaw’s best known plays, from an updated and considerably revised version of the ancient Greek legend of Pygmalion and Galatea. This also formed an entertaining motion picture and was a great hit with its musical version, My Fair Lady.

The show is directed by Cathy Rist Strauch. For reservations, call 570-342-9707, or email tickets@actorscircle.com.  All reservations are held for 20 minutes before show time.  For more information, visit Actors Circle on facebook, or actorscircle.com.

Meatless Lenten Meal

A Meatless Meal for Lent will be on Friday, April 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Regal Room, Olyphant, sponsored by SS. Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church. The sit-in or take-out menu will include baked haddock, potatoes, cole slaw, roll and dessert, as well as coffee and tea for those sitting in for the dinner. Pre-sold tickets may be obtained for $13 per dinner by calling 570-383-9487 by Monday, April 8. A limited number of dinner will be available at the door at $15 per dinner.

53450777_2304794236232160_2057798494567006208_nBook and Jewelry Sale

Friends of the North Pocono Public Library will host a book and jewelry sale on Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sunday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Donations of jewelry and books are being accepted until the sale.

Contact the library, located at 1315 Church St., Moscow, at 570-842-4700 for donation information.

Speed Networking Event at Marywood

Marywood University’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL – Postsecondary Business Leaders) in partnership with the Alumni Office, will present its sixth annual Speed Networking event with local professionals and alumni on Thursday, April 4, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. in the Liguori Center on the University’s campus. Dinner, basket raffles, and invaluable networking will be available.

Future Business Leaders of America/PBL is a nonprofit education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The philanthropic cause of Marywood’s chapter of the Phi Betha Lambda National organization is Habitat for Humanity. For additional information, email Marywoodpbl@gmail.com.

UNICO golf tournament (1)UNICO Golf Tournament

Dunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO Golf Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, June 2, at Sand Springs, Drums. This year, Saint Mary’s Villa will be the major beneficiary. UNICO scholarships and local charities will also benefit from this tournament.

Burne Cadillac is sponsoring the Hole-In-One prizes. There will be a continental breakfast, 18 holes of golf, several tournament prizes and raffles followed by an early dinner.  Cost is only $90.

To sign up contact Valerie Riggi at 570-963-5252, or any committee member.

Human Trafficking Event

Marywood University will present its seventh annual Human Trafficking Awareness events on Thursday, April 4, and Friday, April 5. The two-day events are sponsored by the Graduate School of Social Work Association and the Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Committee. The events are free and open to the public and volunteers are welcome for the Annual Poster Day Event.

The film, I am Jane Doe, directed by Mary Mazzio, will be shown on April 4, from 4-6 p.m., in the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life, Room B. Following the film screening, representatives from Marywood University, Penn State University, and the Women’s Resource Center will hold a Question and Answer session.

On April, 5, 2019, Marywood and community members will meet at the Learning Commons, Room 331-337, at noon for Marywood’s annual Poster Day Event. For additional information, contact Sunny Sinha, Ph.D., Sinha.sunny@marywood.edu.

2Vikinglogo-SideclearSmallVendor Craft Fair at Riverside East Elementary

The Riverside PROmoting School, community and university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER) team is holding a spring vendor craft fair on Saturday, April 6, at Riverside East Elementary School, 900 School Street, Moosic, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., which will benefit PROSPER’s evidence-based drug and alcohol prevention programs at the school. Direct sale vendors and crafters will be selling products and handcrafted items such as jewelry, hair bows, candles, home décor, soap, American Girl and Barbie clothes, and more.

In addition, free pictures with the Easter bunny and face painting will be available from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.. Door prizes will be given throughout the day and food will be available. Admission is $2 per person with children under 12 free. For more information, call Penn State Extension at 570-963-6842.

Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American downloadCleanup of Pennsylvania, a campaign of statewide community cleanup activities that runs through May 31. Groups participating in PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) program, which involves volunteers cleaning roadsides year-round, are also encouraged to take part in the campaign.

In addition, during “Pick It Up, PA Days,” April 13 – May 6, registered cleanup events have access to reduced or free disposal at participating landfills, through support from DEP and the Pennsylvania Waste Industries’ Association.

During last year’s cleanup, 108,638 volunteers collected over 6.5 million pounds of litter from Pennsylvania’s roads, trails, and shorelines. Over 5,300 events were held, with every county participating.

Volunteering is easy. People can simply organize their own local event and register it at Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, or can register to participate in an already registered event. Gloves, trash bags, and safety vests for the cleanup campaign will be provided by PennDOT, DEP, and the GLAD Products Company, a national sponsor.

pennDOT-logoSPECIAL NOTE: PENNDOT Change of Hours

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced recently that the Dunmore Driver License Center, 81 Keystone Industrial Park, Dunmore, has changed its hours of operation for driver licensing and photo services.  New hours of operation for the Dunmore Driver License Center will be Wednesdays through Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.to 4:15 p.m. Photo center hours will continue to be Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., with photo hours extended to 6 p.m. on Thursdays.