Sister Gail Cabral Celebrating Over 50 Years at Marywood

Marywood University’s ninth annual Community Leadership Celebration on Thursday, May 5, will honor Sister Gail Cabral, IHM, Ph.D., C.M.F.C., licensed psychologist and a member of Marywood’s psychology/counseling faculty for the past 52 years. The event is set for 5:30 p.m. at the Center for Athletics and Wellness on the University’s campus. During the celebration, Sister Gail will receive the University’s Lead On Award, in recognition of her lifelong commitment to education, to service, and to the common good.

The Community Leadership Celebration, Marywood’s signature fundraiser, provides special support to Marywood students and honors individuals in the community who exemplify Marywood’s core values in leadership and service to others. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the President’s Innovation Fund, which supports Marywood students through initiatives that enhance the academic experience in the IHM tradition.

For 56 years, Sister Gail has been a professed member of the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM). Throughout her more than five decades of teaching psychology, she has worked with students on undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. 

She was the first director of Marywood’s Ph.D. program in human development and also served as the chairperson of the psychology department. She is a member of the University’s distinguished order, Cor Mariae-Pro Fide et Cultura (C.M.F.C.), a distinction of esteem and appreciation awarded upon her 20th year of faithful, full-time faculty service.

Regional, national, and international communities have benefitted from her professional expertise. Along with many other faculty and administrators, Sister Gail worked on the Department of Defense grant that brought the Military Family Institute to Marywood, leading to numerous studies on the effects of relocation on adolescents in families in all branches of the armed services. 

She traveled to Africa to teach with the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) four different times, as well as to England and to other locations in Europe. She continues to teach the African Sisters online. Through a Pennsylvania Humanities Council grant, Sister Gail gave a series of seminars on women’s autobiographies throughout Northeast Pennsylvania. 

She frequently presented workshops on friendship development in children and adolescents, as well as child care and stress, to various community groups and organizations. Her board memberships included St. Joseph’s Hospital, and then Marian Community Hospital, in Carbondale, and she also was a member of the Synod of the Diocese of Scranton. Additionally, she chaired the local chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation for many years.

Sister Gail holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and a master of science in education from Marywood, as well as a Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America. She received a National Endowment for the Humanities for a two-month seminar in autobiography at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She has researched, taught, and presented on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator; gender differences; social-cognitive development, particularly in the area of friendship relations; and the relationship of psychology and religion.

Tickets and event sponsorships are available now. Visit or call (570) 348-6238 for more details about honoring Sister Gail Cabral, IHM at Marywood University’s Community Leadership Celebration on May 5.

Chamber of Commerce Hosts International Women’s Day Luncheon

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual International Women’s Day Luncheon recently at Marywood University’s Nazareth Student Center,  sponsored by The Honesdale National Bank.

Guest speaker, Mary Ann Iezzi, executive director at Dress for Success Lackawanna, spoke about this year’s International Women’s Day theme, #BreakTheBias.

Shown from left: Bob Durkin, president, Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce; Donna Barbetti, Michael A. Barbetti LLC Certified Public Accountants and ATHENA Award sponsor; Dr. Maria Montoro Edwards, president and CEO of Maternal and Family Health Services and ATHENA Award recipient; Elizabeth Nagy, VP, director of sales, marketing and digital, The Honesdale National Bank and luncheon sponsor; Mari Potis, director of membership and events; The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce; and Deborah Kolsovsky, managing director, PNC Bank, and board chair, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

Calendar of Events: April 2022

Jog for Jude: Nightfall Edition

The 8th annual JOG FOR JUDE will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the Dunmore Community Center.

This year’s race starts at 6:30pm. Day of registration will be available starting at 5pm.

There is a timed 5K and a one mile fun walk. Spend the evening the way you’d enjoy! Walk, run, mosey, race. Then stay to enjoy refreshments and amusements to celebrate Jude’s 8th birthday.

Every dollar the event raises will benefit SIDS research at Boston Children’s Hospital and community support provided by St. Joseph’s Children’s and Baby Pantry.

Click this link to register for the 5K race or 1 mile jog/walk:

Coal Mine Tour

The Lackawanna Coal Mine at McDade Park is back open for business, beginning April 1. The award-winning tourist attraction will be open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  The mine’s hours will be 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  The last tour begins at 2:45 p.m.  For information and/or prices, contact the Park’s office at 570-963-6764. 

UNICO Anniversary

Dunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO has scheduled its 10th Anniversary Celebration for Sunday, May 22nd at Fiorelli’s Catering and Banquet Hall, Peckville.  The primary beneficiary from this event will be ClothesLine For Men, operated by Friends of the Poor.  The evening will have a Black and White/Big Band Theme. Formal attire will be welcomed but not required.  

There will be entertainment for listening and dancing pleasure by Frankie and Toby along with a complimentary cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres.  Raffles will include: The Italian Money Umbrella; Wilbur, the Classie Italian Pig, with a belly filled with cash; and the ever-popular Italian Basket Raffle.  

News announcer Nick Toma from WYOU/WBRE TV will announce all raffle winners. Guests will receive a 5×7 souvenir photo taken by Richard Banick that evening.  Dinner will be Fiorelli’s Famous Italian Pig Roast Buffet.  Sponsorship opportunities and Program Book ads are available by calling Mark McDade at 570-343-7009.  This event is open to the public and formal invitations can be obtained by calling President Mary Ann Coviello at 570-344-3737 or Michele McDade 570-343-7009.

Physician Assistant Info Session

Marywood University’s Physician Assistant (PA) program will host a Virtual Information Session on Monday, April 11, from 5–7 p.m. This event is free and open to anyone interested in pursuing an advanced degree in PA Studies. Attendees will interact with Physician Assistant faculty and current students, learn about the admissions process, and participate in a Q&A session. To register, visit

“Whose Live Anyway?” at the SCC

The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated IV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” will present their new improv tour: “WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?” appearing live in concert at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on April 29 at 8 p.m. The show is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song, all based on audience suggestions. Cast members are Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, Ryan Stiles, and Joel Murray. Audience participation is key to the show, so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage!

This particular style of improvisational comedy is rife with countless gags, one-liners, hilarious games and even songs so good you will hardly believe they were made up on the spot.Ryan All ages are welcome.

Tickets for “WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?” are on sale ranging from $46-56 (plus fees) and are available for purchase at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the SCC in person or by calling (570) 344-1111. or via Ticketmaster. For more information or to view a full schedule of events. Visit

String Fling Show

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple announces a retooled String Fling. offering an all-acoustic evening with Mike Miz on April 8 at 7 p.m. at Shopland Hall. Doors open at 6:30. This is a one-night stop from Nashville for Mike Miz, who hasn’t performed in NEPA since the fall.

Seating is general admission and tickets are $28.25 in advance and $38.25 day of show. Both cabaret-style seating and bench seating will be available. Tickets can be purchased at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the SCC in person or by calling (570) 344-1111, or via Ticketmaster.

Michael Borowski will be on piano and Stephen Kurtz on upright bass. The remaining lineup includes star-studded locals such as Bret Alexander (The Badlees) joined by friends Tim & Rob Husty, AJ Jump and special guest, Ellie Rose. Roy Williams (South Side Five, Bog Swing, Fiddle Tamers, Human Hands) will be accompanied by Shawn Caden as they debut their new duo, Big Leaf: with music made for guitar and mandolin.

Opening the show is one of the region’s favorite singers/songwriters and storytellers, Dave Brown (Dishonest Fiddlers) who recently moved to the Harrisburg area.

U.S. Service Academy Info Session

Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-08) will host an information night for district high school students and their families to learn more about attending a U.S. service academy and the Congressional nomination process.

The information session will take place Wednesday, April 13, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Mid Valley Secondary Center, 52 Underwood Road, Throop.

“Every year, I have the honor of nominating students to represent our district at one of four prestigious service academies in the nation,” said Rep. Cartwright. “I encourage all interested students to attend and learn more about the academies and the Congressional nomination process.”

Representatives from the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy will provide information on each of their institutions and will be available to answer questions.

Congressman Cartwright’s staff will also be on hand to answer questions regarding the application process for a Congressional nomination. For more information or to register to attend the event, please contact Tammy Aita at