Celebrating the 250th Anniversary of “King Coal”

Coal Mine

Lackawanna County and Lackawanna Historical Society officials gather at the entrance to the Model Mine at McDade Park for an award from the Anthracite Heritage Museum and Coal Steering Committee.

This honor marks the 250th anniversary of “King Coal” in our area, throughout the United States, and the historic value of the McDade Park mine as a tourist attraction.

Shown from left: Mark Dougher, County Deputy Director of Parks & Recreation; Mary Ann Moran-Savakinus, Lackawanna Historical Society; James Foley, Parks & Recreation Buildings & Grounds manager; Scott Herring, 250th Anniversary of Anthracite Coal steering committee; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Bob Noone, Parks & Recreation supervisor; and Robert Savakinus, Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.

Commissioners’ Cross Country Invitation Set for September 8th

Cross Country Pix

The annual Lackawanna County Commissioners Cross Country Invitational Race will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon at McDade Park, Scranton, featuring high school athletes from a tristate area.

The top 25 finishers in the boys and girls junior high categories along with the girls and boys varsity divisions will be recognized. Winning teams in each of the race categories will also be honored.

Information on the meet is available from the County’s Parks & Recreation Department at 570-963-6764.

Pictured from left: William Davis, the County’s Deputy Director of Parks & Recreation; Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, and Mark Dougher, the County’s Parks & Recreation’s Buildings & Grounds Manager.


UNICO Welcomes New Members

UNICO new members

Dunmore’s Keystone UNICO conducted a new member induction ceremony at its annual picnic at McDade Park.

Pictured from left are: Keystone UNICO President Nanine Gramigna; Membership Director Mary Ann Coviello; new members Sheryl Murphy and Robert Murphy, and inducting officer Mark McDade.